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The Northern Pen Obituaries
June 2002

The Northern Pen is the main source for information on what's happening on the Great Northern Peninsula and in Southern Labrador. Comprehensive news and features are written about the resource industries, education, local and provincial politics, economic development and the people who live here.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of June 2002

 

TULK, FRANCES E.
Port Saunders

Passed peacefully away at the Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders on June 2, 2002. She was in her 83rd year. Frances was born at Jackson 's Arm on July 3, 1918 to Ada and Israel Goulding. She leaves to mourn sister Lucy Boyd; brother Ron Goulding (June); nephews Rex Boyd (Juanita) and Brian Goulding (Alison); nieces Pamela Maddigan (Pat) and Pamela Szczecinski; great-nieces Carol Lynn and Tammy; great-nephews Justin and Ian; great-great niece and nephew Katelyn and Kevin, and many other relatives and friends. She is predeceased by husband William Tulk. Visitation took place at the Anglican Church in Main Brook from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on June 4 with Rev. Drover officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

STONE, CHARLIE F.
Mary's Harbour, Labrador

Passed away at Curtis Memorial Hospital on June 3, 2002. He was in his 74th year. Leaving to mourn sister Hilda Stone of Corner Brook and a large circle of family, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by parents Elijah and Mary Emily, brothers Walter, Wallace and Ernest and sisters Henrietta, Dorcas, Eva, Stella and Nina. Visitation took place at the funeral home in St. Anthony. The funeral service took place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 6 from the Anglican Church in St. Anthony with Rev. Jean Brenton officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

CHAMBERS, BLANCHE
Ivy Durley Place, Flowers Cove
(former resident of Bear Cove)

Passed peacefully away at the Ivy Durley Place in Flowers Cove on June 5, 2002. She was in her 92nd year. She leaves to mourn brother Abraham (Gladys) Dredge; sisters Thelma (William) Coates and Christina Elms; sisters-in-law Amelia Dredge, Sadie Dredge, Hanna Genge and Gladys Genge; brother-in-law Anthony White as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. Visitation took place at the Anglican Church in Black Duck Cove from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 7 with Rev. John Hounsell Drover officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

SAMSON, DONALD
Brig Bay

Passed away at the Health Science Centre in St. John's on June 8, 2002. He was in his 73rd year. Leaving to mourn his wife Anita; sons Don Jr. (Myrt), Maitland (Marilyn) and Aaron; daughters Sheila (Wallace) Genge, Amanda (Claude) Bedard, Rose Samson and Collette Samson (David Simms); sisters Cora Payne and Ursula (Bill) Chambers; brothers Bill (Stella), Jim (Olive) and Pete; half-sister Lydia Wells; sisters-in-law Bride (Randy), Freda (Norman), Maxine (Eddie), Thelma (Roland), Doreen (Donald), Monica and Alice (Darryl); Anita's sons Baxter Payne (Linda Roberts) and Brendan Payne (Norma Hayter); grandchildren; nieces; nephews, and a large circle of other family, friends and acquaintances. Visitation was held at the Anglican Church in Plum Point from where the funeral service took place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11 with Rev. John Hounsell-Drover officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

BYRNE, ANNE
Conche
1914 - 2002

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Anne Byrne announce her passing on June 9, 2002 at the age of 88 years. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her seven children Dennis (Mary) of Stephenville, Gordon (Mable) of New Ferolle, Jerome (Joan) of Springdale, Mary (Mike) of New Brunswick, Myrtle (Martin) of St. John's, Doreen (Chet) of New Hampshire and Julia (John) of Corner Brook; 34 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; special sister-in-law Susie Bromley; very special caregivers Jenny and Laurie George of Corner Brook, as well as other relatives and friends. She is predeceased by her husband Dennis. The family received friends at Sacred Heart Church in Conche from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12 with Fr. Robertson officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Corner Brook.

COOMBS, HUBERT
Plum Point

Passed peacefully away at the John M. Gray Centre in St. Anthony on June 10, 2002 in his 84th year. He leaves to mourn Wallace Young and family, Kenneth Coombs and family, the family of the late Absalom Coombs, Howard Coombs and family, Joyce Coombs and family, and Ben Coombs and family. Visitation was held at the Anglican Church in Plum Point from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12 with Rev. Hounsell-Drover officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

HOUSE, ELIZABETH ANNIE
Corner Brook
(Formerly of Bellburns)

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Annie House announce her passing on Monday, June 10, 2002 at Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 87 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories daughter Mrs. Emma Dawe (Bill) of Corner Brook; grandchildren Betty (Bruce Lundrigan) of St. Philips, Renee and Brian and David Dawe of Corner Brook; great-grandchildren Kimberly and Ian Lundrigan and Zachery Coombs; sisters-in-law Mabel Pittman of Norris Point, Alice Pittman and Ivy House of Bellburns, Nora House and Emma House of St. John's, and Elsie House of Corner Brook as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is predeceased by her husband Hubert (1975), parents William and Annie Pittman, brothers William, Thomas, Fred and Henry and sister-in-law Ada Pittman. The family received friends at St. Aiden's Anglican Church in Bellburns from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, officiated by Canon Perry Cooper. Interment followed at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Aiden's Church Building Fund or to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Corner Brook.

WHELAN, MICHAEL ANTHONY
Conche
March 21, 1937 - June 10, 2002

Passed peacefully away at Carbonear General Hospital on Monday, June 10, 2002 after a courageous battle with cancer, Michael Anthony Whelan in his 65th year. He leaves to mourn with loving memories son Michael Jr. of Orillia, Ontario; daughter Nicole of Calgary, Alberta; special friend Beverly Windsor of Orillia, Ontario; sisters Sr. Maureen Whelan, Presentation Convent, Gander, Bride Connolly (Thomas W) of Roaches Line, and Susie Bromley (John) of Conche; brothers William (Laboura), James (Cheryl) and Nicholas, all of Conche. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and many dear friends. He is predeceased by his parents Nicholas and Mary Whelan. Family and friends were received at Sacred Heart Church in Conche from where the funeral mass was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 14 with Fr. Jim Robertson officiating. Interment followed at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Crouse. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.
"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. The doors of heaven will be open to greet you, just as you greeted so many friends at your door".

COOMBS, ALAN CHARLES
1980 - 2002

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Alan Charles Coombs announces his sudden passing on June 15, 2002 at the age of 21 years. Alan grew up in Plum Point and touched the lives of all he knew. He will be sadly missed by family and friends alike. Alan leaves to mourn his daughter Cammy Danielle; parents Howard and Joyce; sisters Angela, Lottie and Jocelyn (Bob); brothers Foch and Sandy. Alan will also be sadly missed by nieces Alexa and Felicia; grandmother Caroline Samson; aunts and uncles; cousins and friends. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18 at the Church of the Advent in Plum Point with Rev. John Hounsell-Drover officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery on Darby's Island. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

CAINES, JACK AUGUSTUS
Corner Brook

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Jack Caines of Corner Brook announce his sudden but peaceful passing on Monday, June 17, 2002 at Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook in his 67th year. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife of 47 years Eileen (nee Endicott); sons David (Carol) of Jakarta, Indonesia, Tom (Debbie) of Curling, Hedley (Sherry) of Vancouver, and Jack (Christine) of Paradise; brothers and sisters Elizabeth (Harold) Hippern of Bedford, Nova Scotia, George (Clarissa) Hiscock of Conception Bay South, Gwen Reid of Gander, Mildred Rose of Hermitage, and Marina Dunn of Arab, Alabama; brother-in-law Walter Reid of Corner Brook and special aunt Bessie of St. John's; grandchildren Tom, Michael, Chelsea, Jonathan, Laurissa, Neilson, Devon, Desmond, Karlene and Trevor; as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his son Daniel, sister Madge Reid, brothers Austin and Bob Hiscock, brothers-in-law Lewis Reid, Sandy Rose and Bill Dunn. Family received friends at Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue, Corner Brook . The funeral service was held at St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, Park Drive at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 21 with Rev. Pierce officiating. Interment followed at the family plot in Sally's Cove. As expressions of sympathy, flowers or donations to Western Memorial Regional Hospital Foundation would be gratefully accepted.

FIELD, ARTHUR
Deer Lake
(Formerly of Cook's Harbour)
Dec. 23, 1907 - June 18, 2002

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Arthur Field announce his passing on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at the Interfaith Home in his 95th year. He will be sadly missed by his sisters Rhoda Whiteway of Deer Lake, Minnie Genge of Flowers Cove, Cassie (Joe) Penney of St. Anthony, Millie Nichols of Deer Lake, Virtue Mouland of Sydney, and Annie Field of St. John's; brother Wesley and special sister-in-law Edith of Deer Lake; loving nieces Sharon Walsh, Una Torraville and Janice Field; also a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation took place at Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Street, Deer Lake. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 21 from St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, Deer Lake with Rev. Barter officiating. Interment followed at the family plot. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, Deer Lake.
"Forever in our Hearts"

CARROLL, GERALD M.
Roddickton

Passed away at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's on June 18, 2002 in his 74th year, after succumbing to injuries sustained in an automobile accident on May 22, 2002 in Deer Lake. Left with fond and loving memories are his children Cecilia (David Chislett), John (Edna), Jerome (Bonnie Blake), Beatrice (Lester Sainsbury), Monica (Ed Curtis), Gerald, Bernetta (Cathy McGrath), Chris and Bert (Kara White); sisters Alice (George McInnis), Liz (Ken Rice), Della (Walter Rumbolt), Shirley (Tony Clements), Marie (Reg Mudge) and Loretta (Wilfred Adams); brothers Mike (the late Anastasia), Bob (Gertie), Jim (Philomena), Val (Joyce) and Bill (Marg); 15 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren including special grandchildren Nicole Chislett (Charles Cheeseman) and Darlene (Joanne Hancock); seven great-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren, and a large circle of relatives and friends, especially Dale Murley (Barb), Harold Adams and Gerald Hynes (Donna). He is predeceased by his parents, wife Mary (May 22, 2002), and sister Nellie. Gerald was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He was a loving and gentle soul who would do anything for his family and friends. "The world's most loving dad". Visitation was held at the Roman Catholic Church in Roddickton from where the funeral service took place at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 21 with Fr. Jim Robertson officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, Roddickton, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

WENTZELL, RALPH
Sept. 8,1925 " June 19, 2002

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Ralph Wentzell announce his passing on June 19, 2002, at his home in Charlottetown, Labrador after a courageous battle with cancer. He is predeceased by his parents Asaph and Julia Wentzell, three brothers, Steadman, William, and Jeremiah, two sisters, Zelpha and Jessie May, and sister-in-law Olive. Left with fond and loving memories, his wife Barbara; sons Asaph (Annie), Harold, and James (Laurie); daughters Bertha (Paul) and Rowena (Darcy); six grandchildren Nicco, Marlena, Asaph, Kenny, Ralph and Rodney; two brothers Asaph (Maude) of Charlottetown and Harrison (Freda) of Daniel's Harbour; sister Bertha of Corner Brook; sister-in-law Olga Wentzell of Daniel's Harbour; brother-in-law William Penney of Carbonear; as well as nieces and nephews and a large circle of family and friends. The funeral service was held Friday, June 21, 2002 from St. Michael's of All Angels Anglican Church in Charlottetown, Labrador, Reverend Jessie Broaders officiating. Interment followed at St. Michael's Bay Cemetery.
"Forever missed, never forgotten."

GAULTON, SCOTT
Flowers Cove

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Scott Gaulton announce his passing on Thursday, June 20, 2002 at his family residence at the age of 35 years. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his brothers Bob (Joan) and Peter; sister Clara; nephews Garfield, Robert and Dylan; aunts and uncles John (Joanne), Ken (Heather), Charles (Donna), Winston (Debbie), Oliver (Lillian), Absalom (Edna), Stephen (Mary), Bert (Eileen), Pierce (Clara), Eli ( Doris ), Norman (Lillian), Issac, Wanda (Gary), Bessie, Susan (Earl), Mable ( Norman ), Elizabeth (Hedley), Irene (Arthur), Shirley (Rex), Gloria, and Phyllis (Jim). He is predeceased by his parents Nelson and Florence , brother David, grandparents Charles and Clara May Gaulton, and Beatrice and Robert Roberts and aunt Eliza Chambers. Visitation was held at St. Boniface Anglican Church in Bear Cove from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 24 with Rev. John Hounsell-Drover officiating. Interment followed at the Bear Cove Cemetery . As expressions of sympathy, flowers and cards were gratefully accepted. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix/Bear Cove.

COLES, ROCKY
Dawson Creek , B.C.
(Formerly of Hawkes Bay)

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Rocky Coles announce his passing on Thursday, June 20, 2002 at Dawson Creek, British Columbia, in his 23rd year. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his mother Marilyn Coles (Dennis); sisters Charlene (Sheldon), Kelly and Charmaine; brother Art (Amanda) House; two special nieces Shandy and Alyssa; girlfriend Yvonne; grandparents Edgar and Yvonne House; aunts and uncles Margaret (David), Junior (Joan), John (Viney), Holly (Don), Janet (Wilfred), Janice (Bill), Nicole (Boyd), Ross (Vonnie), Abe (Jenny), Dereck (Glenda), Millie, Pearl, Telma, Baxter (Effie) and Barry, as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his father Ted and grandparents Dora and Nelson Coles. Visitation took place at Bethel Pentecostal Church in Hawkes Bay from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 with Pastors Danny Boyde and Glen Chaulk officiating. Interment followed at the Pentecostal Cemetery in River of Ponds . As expressions of sympathy, flowers were graciously accepted or donations can be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix.

BOYD, ELIZABETH KATHERINE
Corner Brook
(Formerly of St. Anthony)
Feb. 24, 1922 - June 23, 2002

Passed peacefully away on Sunday, June 23, 2002 at her home in the presence of her family, Elizabeth (Betty) Katherine Boyd (nee Pardy) at the age of 80. She will be greatly missed by her daughters Joan Whitton and Connie (Foster) Lamswood; grandchildren Tara (Jeff) Gillam, Donald (Darlene) Whitton, Scott (Sherri McNeil) Lamswood, Mark Lamswood and Jeff Lamswood; great-grandchildren Kristen and Kaitlynn Gillam, Alex and Rachel Whitton, Jamie and Ryan McNeil Lamswood; brother William Pardy; sisters Olive Smith, Grace (Raymond) Squires and Judith Brittain; sisters-in-law Margaret Pardy and Kathleen Pardy; and a large number of relatives and friends. She is predeceased by her husband William Donald Boyd (April 2000), son-in-law Bramford Whitton (1988), grandson Terry Lorne Whitton (1966), sisters Charlotte Davison and Flora Hancock, brothers Dick, Edgar and Elmer Pardy, and parents William and Susannah Pardy. Visitation was held at Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 from the Anglican Cathedral of St. John The Evangelist, Main Street, Corner Brook with the Very Rev. Lorne Gosse officiating. Interment followed at Mt. Patricia Cemetery . As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Anglican Cathedral of St. John The Evangelist Restoration Fund.

CAMERON, KATE (BARTLETT)
Edmonton, Alberta
(Formerly of St.Lunaire-Griquet)
Feb. 7, 1962 - June 24, 2002

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Kate Cameron announce her passing on June 24, 2002 at the age of 40 years. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband Sydney; mother Bridget; sisters Theresa (Terry), Judy (Boyce) and Joan (Hayward); brothers Francis (Inice), Duncan (Debrah), Benedict, Timothy (Sarah), Cyril (Tonya) and Darren (Sheila); nieces Venessa, Amy, Charlene, Gabrielle, Megan, Dana and Holly; nephews Jonathan, Rodney, Justin, Lendsey, Andrew, Jasper, Darren, Shannon, Raymond, Ryan and Nicholas. She is predeceased by her father Leo, brother Raymond and sister Catherine. The family received friends at St. Monica's Roman Catholic Church in St. Lunaire-Griquet from where the funeral service was held Friday, June 28, 10:00 a.m., with Fr. Jan Gal and Fr. Jim Robertson officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

MACEY, RODNEY
Red Bay

Passed away in Red Bay on June 29, 2002. He was in his 30th year. He leaves to mourn his partner Amber Hillyard; daughters Tori Macey-Hillyard and Tenisha Macey-Hillyard; parents Hubert and Annie Macey; brother Jason; grandmother Margaret Snow, and a large number of family and friends. He is predeceased by his grandfather Alfred Snow, grandfather Walter Ryan and grandmother Flossie Ryan. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all. Visitation took place at the funeral home in St. Anthony. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2 from the Salvation Army Church in St. Anthony with Capt. Richard Mouland officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

ELMS, JOSIE
St. Anthony

Passed peacefully away at Western Memorial Regional Hospital, Corner Brook on June 30, 2002 after a courageous battle with cancer in the presence of her family, Josie Elms of St. Anthony at the age of 74 years. Leaving to mourn husband Ray, her partner for 47 years; son David (Sandra); daughter Jackie; special grandchildren Jonathan, Jennifer, Jeremy and Andrew, all of Corner Brook; sister Greta (Bill) Ollerhead of Mount Pearl; brothers Wallace (Grace) Davis and Harold (Olive) Davis of St. Anthony as well as a special circle of other family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all. Visitation took place at the funeral home in St. Anthony. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m on Wednesday, July 3 at the United Church in St. Anthony. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery . As expressions of sympathy, flowers gratefully accepted or donations can be made to the Western Region Cancer Centre and Palliative Care Unit, Western Memorial Regional Hospital, Corner Brook. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

CLEMENTS, WILLIAM RANDOLPH
Roddickton

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on June 30, 2002. He was in his 74th year. He leaves to mourn wife Minnie; daughters Donna (Hayward Mesh), Colleen and Beverly; sons Lloyd (Linda), Rex (Arlene) and Elvis (Margaret); step-daughters Joan (Bert Hopkins) and Doreen; brother Fred (Shirley); sisters Clarice (Patrick Ellsworth) and Tamer; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his first wife Martha and his son Glen. Visitation took place at the Pentecostal Church in Roddickton from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3 with Pastor Simms officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, Roddickton, Brian Pilgrim, funeral director.

 

 

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