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The Northern Pen Obituaries
June 2013

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.

 

APPLIN, Cicely
Passed away peacefully at the John M. Gray Centre in St. Anthony on June 28, 2013, Mrs. Cicely Applin of Pigeon Cove, NL, at the age of 80 years. Left behind with many cherished memories are her children Goldie (Scott), Eileen (Alton), Evelyn (John), Barry (Pam), and Wade (Alvina); as well as seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five brothers; four sisters; special family members Hilda Randell and Brandon Kelly, and a large circle of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband George (1993). Visitation took place at the Edgar Applin Sr. Memorial Church in Pigeon Cove, from which the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 1st with Rev. John McGonigle, DM officiating. Burial followed the service in the United Church Cemetery in Black Duck Cove. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

CHAYTOR, Albert James
Formerly of CroPassed peacefully away on June 16, 2013 at the Palliative Care Unit, L.A. Miller Centre, Albert James Chaytor, age 79 years, formerly of Croque, Northern Peninsula. He is predeceased by his wife, Anastasia (2010) and grandson, Devon. Left to celebrate his life are his children Gordon (Josephine), Shirley (Reg Gravel), Hazel (Richard Edwards), Wade (Judy) and Paul (Lisa Stevens); nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Also leaving to celebrate his life are his sister, Marie Reardon (Graham Richards); brothers Frank (Ina) and Verg (Anastasia); special family friend Anne Whiteway; brothers-in-law Clifford Kearney (Mary), William Drudge, Patrick Drudge and John Drudge (Evangeline); sister-in-law Bridget Murrin (John); as well as a circle of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Visitation took place at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Tuesday, June 18. Funeral service took place from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, June 19 at 11 a.m. Interment followed at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Bauline Line, Torbay. In lieu of flowers, donations in Albert's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guest book, please visit www.carnells.com

GIBBONS, Sybel
Passed away suddenly at the Health Sciences Centre on June 5, 2013, Mrs. Sybel Gibbons of Forrester's Point, NL, in her 74th year. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her daughters Kathy (Boris), Susan (Derek), Donna (Wilfred), and Daisy (Sam); sons Kirby (Edith), Ivan (Joan), and Roland (Peggy); grandchildren Kaitlyn, Courtney (Clay), Casey (Allie), Cody, Christopher (Sheena), and Corey (Glenda); great-grandchildren Alyssa, Natalie, and Marty, as well as a large circle of other family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Roland Sr., granddaughter Renita, and grandson Kirby. Visitation took place at the St. Mary's Anglican Church in Black Duck Cove followed by the funeral service which was held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 9 with Rev. Harold Harvey officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger, funeral director.

PARSONS, Alexander Esau
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Alexander Esau Parsons (1921-2013) of Parsons Pond, NL, announce his passing on Sunday, June 8, 2013 at Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook at the age of 91 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his children Vera (James) Lidstone of Hughes Brook, Thelma (Wally) Scott, Derrick (Hughena), and Evelyn of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Hayward (Melina) Portland Creek, Jenny of Corner Brook, Edith (Jerry), Joan (Junior), Wayne (Carla) of Parsons Pond, and Glen of Shilo, Manitoba; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brothers Rex (Jean), and Gerald (Marion); sisters Mildred Payne, Rowena Bavis, Daisy (Max) Payne, Josie Walters, and Edna Wentzell, and a large circle of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Maryjane, son Wilby, parents Eldrick and Gladys, son-in- law Bob, brothers and sister. Visitation took place at their family residence in Parsons Pond on Monday and Tuesday, Funeral service took place on Wednesday, June 12, at 2 p.m. from St. Peters Anglican Church with Rev. Jean Brenton-Hickman officiating, Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery. 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. To sign the family guestbook or to make a memorial donation, you may visit our website at www.fillatre.ca

PAYNE, Bryant
It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we announce the sudden yet peaceful passing of Bryant Payne (Sept. 1, 1937 - June 19, 2013) of Pasadena, NL, age 75 years, at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Bryant loved conversation and delighted in having his family together to celebrate all occasions. He had a wonderful sense of humor, zest for life and enjoyed Newfoundland music, card games, moose hunting, and camping. Bryant was a kind and compassionate man who touched those around him in an extraordinary and uniquely friendly manner. Bryant was a family man whose children and grandchildren came first and his fatherly love and grandfatherly devotion and nurturing nature will live forever in the blessings he left behind. Regardless of where they lived the grandchildren quoted poppy in their day to day activities with "yes bye" and other colourful expressions which will be forever cherished in all of their hearts. He was a well-respected member of the Orange Lodge, and the Masonic Micmac 25 Lodge since 2004.
Bryant was predeceased by his father and mother, Norman and Mary Ann (nee Gilley) Payne, brothers Alexander, Reginald, Leslie, Ellis, Obediah and Freeman Payne, and sisters Emma Payne, Mary Payne, Hilda Roberts, and Hazel Parsons, parents-in-law Howard and Hepsey Biggin, brothers-in-law Jack Parsons, Gorman Payne, Reginald Roberts and Rex Knott, sisters-in-law Maudie Payne, and Judy Payne. Bryant will be forever missed and is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 50 years Elizabeth (nee Biggin); his two proud sons Peter (Joanne) and Paul (Manon); his three adoring daughters Gillian (Robert) Piedalue, Janet (Gerard) Philpott, Ann Marie Small ( Don Stanford); and nine grandchildren who idolized their poppy, Mya and Cassie Payne, Marie Eve Payne, Kirsten and Katherine Ann Piedalue, James and Samuel Philpott, William and Victoria Small and their dad Clifford Small. Also left to mourn are his two loving sisters Elsie Payne and Leah Knott; brothers-in-law Derek (Jocelyn) Biggin, Bruce (Leah) Biggin, and Scott (Patricia) Biggin; and sisters-in-law Madeline (Randell) White, Karen (Dennis) Hughes, and Bertha, Gwen and Rachel Payne. There are also a large number of nephews, nieces, and a circle of other relatives and friends who are grieving Bryant's passing.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Dr. Ismail and the nurses at the emergency and ICU departments for their care, devotion and perseverance during this difficult time. Bryant rested at Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue on Thursday, June 20 and at St. David of Wales Anglican Church, Pasadena on Friday, June 21. The funeral service took place on Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m. Cremation followed the service. Interment will be held at a later date. Donations can be made to St. David of Wales Cemetery Committee. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website at www.fillatre.ca

QUINLAN, Annie Alice
Passed peacefully away at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on June 8, 2013, Mrs. Annie Alice Quinlan of St. Anthony, NL, in her 59th year. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her husband Woodrow; daughter Wendy (Jeffrey); son Michael (Tiffany); brothers Loudenn Hedley, Ron and Ralph; sisters Vickie and Clara; sisters-in-law Drucy, Marina, Pam, Edith, Sally, Karen, Jackie, Winnie, Carol and Virtue; brothers-in-law Frank, Edward, Greg, Hubert, and Baxter, as well as a large circle of family and friends. She was predeceased by her mother and father Emma and Silas Patey, mother-in-law Anne, father-in-law Hayward, her brothers Clem, Winston, and Albert, her sisters Edna, Isabelle, and Virginia, brothers-in-law Elmore, Sandy, and Frank, sisters-in-law Eileen, Iris, and Marie. Visitation took place at the funeral home in St. Anthony followed by the funeral service which took place at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 14, with Rev. Stephanie McClellan officiating. Cremation followed after the service. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

ROBERTS, E. George
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of E. George Roberts, of Norman Bay, NL (May 16 1953 - June 30, 2013) at the age of 60 years, in Charlottetown, Labrador on Sunday, June 30, 2013. He leaves to mourn his partner Jessie; children Roy, Larae, Blanche and Sharmaine; brothers Wade, Tony (Carol), and Derek (Wanda); sisters Shirley, Charlotte (Bob), and Ivy (Wayne); his extended family and a wide circle of friends. He is predeceased by his parents, Frank and Blanch, five brothers and niece Kimberley Ann. He served faithfully on many committees and was the spokesperson for Norman Bay, Labrador. Funeral service took place in Norman Bay, on Wednesday, July 3 with internment at the local cemetery. The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of medicine and chemo unit, and Charlottetown Clinic for all their care during his time of illness.

ROBERTS, Una
Passed peacefully away at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on June 5, 2013, Mrs. Una Roberts of Quirpon, NL, in her 92nd year. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories daughter Margaret (Charles); daughter-in-law Goldie; grandchildren Preston (Tammy), Joy (Rick), Judy (Tim), and Tim (Bev); great-grandchildren Rikki, Alex and Jett; sister Blanche (Ron); brothers Jacob, Arch (Maisie), and Lloyd, as well as a large circle of other family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Walter, son Ford, parents Moses and Clara Patey, sisters Louise and Greta, and brothers Gideon and Clarence. Visitation took place at the funeral home in St. Anthony followed by the funeral service which took place at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 10 from the Salvation Army Citadel with Majors Dinzel and Kathleen Baggs officiating. Interment followed in the Community Cemetery in Quirpon. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger, funeral director.

ROBOTHAM, Deborah
Passed away peacefully on June 5, 2013 at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony, Mrs. Deborah Robotham of Goose Cove, NL, in her 98th year. She leaves to mourn with a lifetime of fond and loving memories her daughters Juanita (Gerald), and Dorcas; son Boyce (Marie); grandchildren Violet, Wanda (Ken), Dapne (Clayton), Priscella (Gary), Lorne (Maria), Larry, Marilyn, Todd (Belinda), and Murray (Dale); 11 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; brothers Fred and Charl (Bessie), as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Frederick, parents Priscella and Noah, brothers Henry and William, sister Violet, sons-in-law Melvin and Alfred, sisters-in-law Minnie, Dora, and Evelyn, and brother-in-law Gideon. Visitation took place at the funeral home in St. Anthony followed by the funeral service which was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 9 from the Salvation Army Citadel in St. Anthony with Majors Dinzel and Kathleen Baggs officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

RUMBOLT, Chesley Wade
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our son, Chesley Wade Rumbolt, of Mary's Harbour, NL, who passed away tragically on June 18, 2013 at the age of 21 years. Chesley was a vibrant young man who will forever live on in his mother and father, Marilyn and Wade Rumbolt, his brother Christian Rumbolt, sisters Jaime Rumbolt (Jesse Mangrove) and Starla Russell (Andrew Colbourne), nephew/godchild Kasey Russell, grandparents Jean and Ricky Rumbolt, Olive Rumbolt, James Rogers, great-grandfather Vernon Martin, and a large circle of aunts, uncles, cousins and all of his many friends. Chesley was predeceased by his Pop Chesley and Nan Martin.
"It isn't the number of breaths you take that counts...but the number of moments that take your breath away".

SCANLON, Leo William
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Leo William Scanlon of Port Saunders, NL (1931 - 2013) announce his passing on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders at the age of 81 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Gloria; son Daniel (Dorcas) of Plum Point; daughters Amy (Sandy) House of Port Saunders, Ann (Melvin) Ryan of Corner Brook, Leona (Gordon) Scanlon Wabasse of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Helen (Tom) Hamlyn of Port Saunders, and Sonya (Jeremy) Simms of Ottawa; grandchildren Danielle, Brittany, Ian (Erin), Brandon, Adam, Neebin, Summer, and Angela (Martin); great-granddaughter Abigail; sisters Mary (Kevin), Ellen (Raymond), Eileen (Doug), and Susan (John); brothers Roland, and Jerome (Noreen); brothers-in-law Earle (Donna), and Hubert (Anne); sister-in-law Mary (Dave), and a circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Dominic and Jane, brother Edward, sisters Elsie, Alma and Betty. Visitation took place at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Port Saunders on Thursday evening and Friday from where the funeral service took place on Saturday, June 29 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Gabriel officiating. Interment followed at the Interfaith Cemetery, Sandy Cove. As expressions of sympathy, donations can be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix. To sign the family guest book or to make a memorial donation you may visit our website at www.fillatre.ca

SHEPPARD, Margaret
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Margaret Sheppard of Brig Bay, NL, announce her passing on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Rufus Ginchard Health Centre in Port Saunders at the age of 85 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her children Valerie Combden, Wanda (Terry) Bauld, Naomi (Joe) Canning, Sarah (Gordon) Springle, Kenneth (Sheila), Craig (Gwen), and Jackie (Bud) Critchley; grandchildren Kurt, Dana, Terry, Deidre, Jason, Paul, Tara, Bradley, Kendra, Travis, Tiffany, Adam and Ryan; great-grandchildren Morgan, Logan, Caitlynn, Taylor, Brook, Cally, Kale, Maija, Isabella, Markus, Jordan, Grace, Claire, Kadence, and Tayven; brothers Pierce and Garfield Genge; sister Joanne Sinnicks and a large circle of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Pierce, parents Arthur and Sarah Genge, grandson Billy, son-in-law Edward, brothers Emmanuel, Douglas, and George, sisters Rachael, and Lori. Visitation took place at the Church of the Advent in Plum Point on Sunday and Monday from where the funeral service took place on Tuesday, June 18 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Harvey and Pastor Jenkins officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery in Brig Bay. As expressions of sympathy, flowers were graciously accepted. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix. To sign the family guest book or to make a memorial donation you may visit our website at www.fillatre.ca

 

 

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