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The Northern Pen Obituaries
June 2003

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 2003

 

ALYWARD, MARY ANN
St. Julien's

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital on June 1, 2003. She was in her 78th year. Leaving to mourn daughter-in-law Phyllis Sexton (Reginald); grandsons Bradley Sexton (Michelle) and Pierre Sexton (Bobbi); granddaughters Miranda Bussey (Kenny) and Daisy Sexton; great-grandsons Colby, Robert and Patrick; great-granddaughters Robin, Kelsey and Samantha, as well as a number of other relatives and friends. Visitation was held at the funeral home on West Street, St. Anthony. The funeral mass took place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4 from the Roman Catholic Church in St. Julien's with Fr. Jim Robertson officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

KEAN, WILLIAM H.
Quirpon

It is with great sadness that the family of the late William H. Kean announce his passing on June 9, 2003 at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony at the age of 64 years. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Marcella; son Terry Hedderson ( Nancy ); daughters Daisy (Randy), Pansy (Abiel), Edna, Trudy (Roland) and Connie (Guy) Pilgrim; grandchildren Nadine, Sabrina (Patty), Chad (Malinda), Crystal (Jamie), Ryan, Jessica (Robert), Adam and Laura; great-grandchildren Tyrone and Sheyanne; mother Florence ; brothers Vernon (Marie) and Chris (Terry); sisters Patsy, Bernice (Stafford), Marcie (Lendo), Mary, Peggy (Ambrose) and Pamela (Gerald), as well as a large number of other relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his father Eli. The family received friends at Central United Church in Quirpon from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 12 with Rev. Maich officiating. Interment followed in Central United Church Cemetery . Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

PATEY, LEONARD STANLEY
Port Saunders

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Leonard Patey announce his passing at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders on June 12, 2003. He was in his 71st year. Leaving to mourn his special friend Meta House; children Geraldine (Barry) Reeve of Moosejaw, Saskatchewan, Llewellyn (Dorothy) of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Stanley (Norma) of Parsons Pond, Andrew (Leanne), Richard (Ruby) and Jennifer (Joe) Brown of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Nancy (Lewis) and Leonard Jr. of Pickering, Ontario, Sarah (Austin) and Robert (Cindy) of Port Saunders; grandchildren Stephen, Tim, Sharla, Clayton, Daphne, Scott, Troy, Thor, Skyanne, Kyler-Drew, Rochelle, Erica, Patricia, Jeremy, Andrew, Jacob, Robert, Patrick and Kurtis; great grandchildren Tyler and Braden; brothers Arthur and Colin; sisters Bertha Hawkins, Stella Ayres, Nancy Jackson, Florence Plowman, Joyce O'Keefe and Jean Mercer, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his wife Betty, daughter Peggy, brothers Theo and Freeman. The family received friends from St. John the Divine Anglican Church in Port Saunders from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 15 with Capt. Jason Haggstrom officiating. Interment followed at the Interfaith Cemetery in Sandy Cove. As expressions of sympathy flowers were graciously accepted or donations can be made to St. John the Divine Memorial Fund or Palliative Care at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website at www.fillatre.ca

CLARK, FRANK
Charlottetown

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on June 13, 2003. He was in his 74th year. He leaves to mourn spouse Mary; children Ruby Williams (George), Elsie Russell (Gary), Lester (Sheila), and Daphne Turnbull (Allister) of Charlottetown, Eugene (Connie) of Baie Verte, Betty Goudie (Fred) and Alma Clark of Goose Bay, Frank Jr. (Lisa) of Botwood and Ruth Applin (Peter) of Brampton, Ontario; 15 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; brothers Hewlett Clark and Wesley Clark of Goose Bay, as well as a large circle of other family and friends. He is predeceased by his parents Robert and Minnie, sisters Alma Clark, Joan Clark and Elsie Roberts (nee Clark ) and brother Stewart Clark. His remains went forward by motor hearse to the Gospel Hall Church in Charlottetown from where the funeral service and interment took place. Special thanks to the staff at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital for the care provided to our loved one. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

BRUCE, MICHAEL JOSEPH
Jerseyside, Placentia Bay

Passed peacefully away at Shirley's Haven (Personal Care Home), St. Anthony on June 14, 2003 with his family at his side. He was 87 years old. Dad was born on Nov. 3, 1915 in the town of Long Harbour, Placentia Bay to the late James and Martha ( Murray ) Bruce. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, honourary member of the Star of the Sea Association, past member of the Knights of Columbus and involved in several community interests and activities. Not formally schooled, yet he was our greatest teacher! To all who had the privilege of knowing him, Dad was the kindest, most gentle, loving and Christian man who graced your path. Amongst the many of life's lessons that he lovingly taught us through example, the greatest of these are love, respect, kindness, compassion, honesty, responsibility and gratitude. We will forever treasure his vivid and captivating stories of life as crew and skipper of the James and Martha in the 1930s. A devoted, loving and patient father and husband, Dad taught us the joys of trouting, ice-fishing, snaring, picking berries, kitchen parties and story telling. He loved for us to visit, welcoming us with open arms and always thanked us for “coming home”. Home, family, friends, community and life itself meant everything to him. We will love you forever and miss you always! Fair winds and following seas! Leaving to mourn his loving family, nine children: Anna Marie (Chuck) Morrow, Martha (Paul) White, Joanie, Pat (Genevieve), Willie (Brenda), Alice (Randy) McWhirter, Richie (Rita), Cathy (Bill) Hayter, Michael and special friend Agnes; 12 grandchildren Michael (Morrow), Paul Jr. and Jason, Claudette, Pierre and Pat, Nicole and Stephen, Shyama, Gregory and David, and Michael (Hayter); three brothers Din (Camille), Jim and Tom (Sophie); two sisters Kittie (Pat) and Alice (Pat Kelly), and an extensive circle of relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his loving wife Betty (May 2002), brother Maurice and sister Sus. Special thanks to Dr. O'Keefe, Fr. Lainey, staff of Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital and the kind and compassionate owners and staff of Shirley's Haven. Relatives and friends were welcomed at Maher's Funeral Home, Placentia on Sunday, June 15 from 7-9 p.m. and Monday, June 16 from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. The funeral mass was held at Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday, June 17 at 11 a.m. Interment followed at Father McGettigan's Cemetery, Southeast, Placentia . Flowers were gratefully accepted or donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Arthritic Society or CNIB.
“To the world he was a man; to us he was the world.”

OLLERHEAD, PANSY G.
(June 19, 1951 - June 16, 2003)

Passed peacefully away in the presence of her loving family at the Palliative Care Unit, Leonard A. Miller Centre on June 16, 2003, Pansy Ollerhead, formerly of Main Brook, aged 51 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories daughter Jody Ollerhead of St. John's; mother Grace Ollerhead of Main Brook; sisters Ena Zaki (Ahamed) of St. John's, Velma Ollerhead of Mount Pearl, Ida Pile (Richard) of Corner Brook, Janice Bennett (Bryan) of Main Brook and Mary Fillier (David) of Bide Arm; brothers Winston, Edward (Paula) and Glenn, all of Main Brook; special family friends Corrine and Pamela Crane; nephews, nieces, other relatives and many dear friends. She was predeceased by her father Raymond Ollerhead in 1993. Visitation took place at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Tuesday, followed by a prayer service. Visitation recommenced on Wednesday at St. Paul's Anglican Church in Main Brook from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 19. Interment followed at St. Paul 's Anglican Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Newfoundland Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation or the Leonard A. Miller Centre, Palliative Care Unit. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

DAWE, ELIZABETH
Raleigh

Passed peacefully away at John M. Gray Centre in St. Anthony on June 16, 2003. She was in her 77th year. Left to mourn daughter Lillian (Ralph) Taylor; sons Sterling (Audrey) and Larry; grandchildren Carla (Bert), Debbie, Samantha (Draper) and Amanda; brothers Jack, Noah, Willis (Nellie), Thomas (Hilda) and Barton (Virtue); sister Viola (Abel) Taylor; sister-in-law Ethel Hillier; brother-in-law Stanley (Melina) Dawe, as well as a large number of other family and friends. She is predeceased by husband Caleb, daughter Lavenia, son Menford, brothers Felix Ward and Jerry Smith and parents John and Drucella Smith. Visitation was held at the Anglican Church in Raleigh from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 20 with Rev. Ross Rumbolt officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

PARDY, ALVINA
St. Anthony
(Formerly of Cartwright)

Passed away at John M. Gray Centre in St. Anthony on June 27, 2003, Alvina Pardy, age 91. Leaving behind a very large number of nieces and nephews including John Pardy of Roddickton, Jim Pardy of Cartwright, Ralph Pye of Corner Brook , Gerald Pye of Lodge Bay, Alvine Stone of Seal Cove, Doris Saunders of Happy Valley, and great-niece Joan Pye of St. John's. The funeral service took place at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 29 at K.M. Fillatre Funeral Chapel, St. Anthony with Pastor Cole officiating. Interment followed in the Pentecostal Church Cemetery . Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony. Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.
To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.

PITTMAN, MABEL DOROTHY (NEE GOOSNEY)
Bellburns

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mabel Dorothy Pittman (Nov. 11, 1915-June 27, 2003), announce her passing on June 27, 2003 at the Bonne Bay Hospital in her 87th year. She will be sadly missed by her children Annie (Benjamin) Parsons, Priscilla (Lawrence) Lock; Gerald (Holly), Hubert, Norman (Freda) and John; step-daughter Eva Payne; 11 grandchildren Paul and Jennifer Parsons, Wayne Pittman, Lorilynn Gagnon, Junior and Tena Lock, Brian and Blair Payne, Bonita (Gerard Costello), and Sean and Scott Fraser; two great-grandchildren Gabrielle and Katherine Gagnon; brother Steadman Goosney of Bonne Bay; four sisters-in-law Alice Pittman of Bellburns, Madeline Goosney of Deer Lake, Florence and Pansy Goosney, both of Bonne Bay; special friend Hilda Buffett of Norris Point, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents William and Mabel, husband William, brothers William, Wallace, Norman and Joseph, sister Hazel, brothers-in-law Fred, Thomas, Henry and Hubert; sisters-in-law Maud, Elizabeth and Ada. Visitation took place at St. Aiden's Church in Bellburns from where the funeral service took place on Monday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Pratt officiating. Interment followed at the family plot. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to St. Aiden's Church Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Street , Deer Lake.
“Forever in our Hearts”

OLLERHEAD, RITA MARY
World War II Veteran - Royal Canadian Air Force

Passed peacefully away at the Health Science Centre on June 28, 2003, Rita Mary Ollerhead (nee Power), formerly of Calvert, age 83 years. She was predeceased by her husband Roland Casper Ollerhead, brothers Gus, Grey and Peter, sisters Essie, Katie and Mary Frances. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories sons Jerry (Patricia), Max (Wanda) and Gregory; daughters Carmel (Tom), Jean (Lee), Ellen (Jerry) and Marie (Wing); beloved grandchildren Pamela, Michelle, Karen, Peter, Dana, Scott, Farron, Brad, Jonathan, Sarah, Derek, Jeff and Steve; sister Jean Boyle of Boston; brother Anthony Power of Long Island ; nephews; nieces; other relatives and friends, especially her friends at The Caribou Pavilion, and in Corner Brook and Main Brook. Visitation took place at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road , St. John's on Sunday and Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass was celebrated on Tuesday, July 1 at 11 a.m. from Immaculate Conception Church, Calvert. Interment followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery, Ferryland. Flowers were gratefully accepted.

SAMSON, WILLIAM (BILL)
Brig Bay

It is with great sadness that the family of the late William Samson announce his passing on June 29, 2003 at the Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders. He was in his 80th year. Leaving to mourn his loving wife Stella; stepson Absalom (Shenna) Chambers; step-grandson Lorne (Shianne) Chambers; step granddaughter Nadine (Dion) Cunard; great-granddaughter Christie; great-grandson Hunter, all residing at Plum Point; brother James of Brig Bay; sisters Cora residing at Ivy Durley Place in Flowers Cove, Ursula of Blue Cove, Lydia of Brig Bay, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. He is predeceased by brothers Donald, Peter and Tom, and sister Elsie. The family received friends at Church of the Advent in Plum Point from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2 with Rev. John Drover and Rev. Ross Rumbolt officiating. Interment followed at Pond Cove Cemetery . As expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website at www.fillatre.ca

 

 

Page contributed by Floyd Letto

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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