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The Northern Pen Obituaries
June 2014

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.

 

BIGGIN, Blanche Belinda
It is with heavy hearts that the families of Blanche Belinda Biggin (nee Guinchard) announce her passing at Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook on Friday, June 13, 2014 at the age of 84 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories her husband of 67 years married, Leonard; children Rufus (Bernice), Gloria, Barry (Shirley), and Glenda (Ernest Payne); grandchildren Marsha (Albert), Keith (Patricia), Shelley (Baxter), Guy (Terri), Violet (B.J.), Wavey (Brent), Wendy (Phil), Jerilee (Pete), Leonard (Melissa), Jada (Donnie), Lynette (Joey) and Deena (Billy); great-grandchildren D.J., Kayle, Nicholas, Madison, Ryan, Heather, Callan, Cameron, Kodee, Sarah, Brandon, Shae, Sydnee, and Sierra; her siblings, Cornelius (Rella), Lawrence (Dorcas), David, Joyce (Herb), Nora (Isaac), Ina (John), George (Evelyn), Bruce, and Nancy (Gray). She also leaves to mourn a large number of nieces, nephews, other relatives, family and friends. Blanche was predeceased by her parents Prudence and Rufus Guinchard, her in-laws Hannah and Cornelius Biggin, brothers Hayward, Cornelius, Lawrence, David and George, brothers-in-law Tom (Hannah), Charlie (Medora), Isaac (Marion), Cornelius (Freda), Herb Plowman and Isaac Brown, sisters-in-law Elsie (James) and William, Hannah (Tom) and Esme (Howard). The family received family and friends at Holy Cross Anglican Church in Daniel's Harbour on Sunday from where the funeral service took place on Monday, June 16 at 2 p.m. with Rt. Rev. Leonard Whitten officiating. Burial followed at the family plot of the church cemetery in Daniel's Harbour. To sign the guest book or to send a message of condolence, please visit our webpage at www.parsonsfuneralhome.com    Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home & Chapel, 63 North Main Street, Deer Lake.
"Forever in our Hearts"

COLBOURNE, Sherlock Spurgeon
The second of six children, born to Mary and Hayward Colbourne, Sherlock was born on May 16, 1949. He wore many hats in his lifetime, working at the lighthouse at Belle Isle, attending university to qualify as a teacher and later in life he ran a small computer company. Sherlock was a man of varied interests; he enjoyed reading, loved the outdoors, liked to travel and was very close to his family. Sherlock was an avid historian, particularly family history and was very well informed about his family. While he did not have children of his own, he spent many hours entertaining his many nieces and nephews. Sherlock Spurgeon Colbourne of St. Anthony passed away suddenly at his home in St. Anthony on the June 9, 2014. Sherlock leaves to mourn his sisters, Lavinia Byrne, Pearl Colbourne, Joan (Donald) Powell, Ann (William) Barry, and Trudy (Gary) Baikie as well as his half-brother Heber (Loretta) Hussey. He also leaves to mourn nine nieces, five nephews, nine great-nephews, four great-nieces, special friends at Harbour View Apartments and a large circle of other family and friends. Sherlock was predeceased by his parents Hayward and Mary Colbourne. He will be fondly remembered by them all. Rest in peace, dear brother, uncle and friend. Visitation took place at the funeral home in St. Anthony, after which the funeral service was held at the St. Anthony United Church at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 16 with Rev. John McGonigle officiating. Burial followed the service in the Fishing Point United Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger, funeral director.

EARLE, Ronald
Ronald Earle
was born on Sept. 18, 1937 to Thomas and Stella Earle in St. Lunaire-Griquet. He married Elizabeth Hillier in 1968 and as a result of their reunion; they were blessed by eight beautiful children (five sons and three daughters); 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Ronald worked as a fisherman, a talented carpenter and engineer. He was amazingly good with numbers as many of us could tell stories of him completing their tax returns. As we sat by him, his sense of humour was sure to make us laugh! He was a man who loved his family. He treasured his moments with his children, grandchildren and friends. Because of his kind, loving personality, he will always be remembered and live in our hearts forever. Mr. Ronald Earle, at the age of 76 years, passed peacefully away at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital on the June 6, 2014. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife of 45 years Elizabeth M. Earle; sons Morgan (Christina), Rodger (Eva), Ricky, Barry (Dana), and Keith (Deanne); daughters Cathy (Darrell) and Angela (Reza); 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; his mother Stella Earle; three brothers and four sisters as well as a large circle of other family and friends. He was predeceased by his daughter Cynthia Earle Pilgrim, father Thomas Earle, brothers Allan, Dale, Roger and Perry, sisters Elva, Dulcie, Beatrice, and Jessie. Visitation took place at the Calvary Pentecostal Tabernacle in St. Lunaire-Griquet from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 8 with Pastor Wayne Baker officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

ELLIOTT, Ernest Gordon
Ernest Gordon Elliott
was born on Nov. 21, 1940. He was the youngest of seven children born to William and Maud Elliott. In 1966 he met and married Vida and during that time they raised three children. Family was the most important thing to Ern and he also got the pleasure of enjoying three wonderful grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Ern worked very hard throughout his life at many jobs including fishing with his brothers Chesley and Wilbert to driving his own dump truck and running the family general store. He was a very talented accordion player and had a passion for playing music with his brother Wilbert. Ernest Gordon Elliott of Raleigh passed away on June 10, 2014, at the Health Science Centre in St. John's. He leaves to mourn his wife Vida; daughter Paula (Jerome) Parrill; sons Paul (Cindy) and Kerry (Marcie); grandchildren Brandon (Marissa), Morrgan and Ryder; great-grandson Abel; sister Hazel Butt and brother Wilbert (Juanita); sister-in-law Myrtle Elliott and Rita Elliott, as well as a circle of other family and friends. His love and his music will be surely missed. Ern lived to see the passing of his father William Elliott, mother Maud Elliott, brothers Chesley, Kenneth and Ross, sister Phyllis Thistle, and sister-in-law Olive Elliott. Visitation was held at the United Church in Raleigh, from where the funeral service took place at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 15 with Rev. Gus Pendelton officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger, funeral director.

HANCOCK, Minnie Mae
Passed peacefully away at the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on June 23, 2014, Miss Minnie May Hancock of Roddickton in her 57th year. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her friend Andrew Compton; two sons Tyson (Caryn), Goose Bay; Jason (Candace), Devon, Alberta; twin sister Mary Wilcox (Gus Rumbolt); four grandchildren Brett Hancock, James, Arrick and Kiyerria, stepfather John Seymour, Springdale; niece Patti Canning (Barry), Devon, Alberta, as well as a large circle of other family and friends.She was predeceased by her parents Shem and Ethel Hancock. Visitation took place at the Calvary Pentecostal Temple in Roddickton from where the funeral service was held on Thursday, June 26 at 2 p.m. with Pastor G.B. Pinksen officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes Ltd, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger, funeral director.

HOUSE, Henry Albert
It is with great sadness that the family of Henry Albert House announces his sudden passing at his home in Port Saunders, Monday, June 23, 2014 at the age of 68 years. Leaving to mourn with love and fond memories wife Korina; sons Brad (Danielle) and Paul; grandchildren Haley and Carter; sisters Edith Howlett Ledrew (Bill), Massey Drive, Annie Kennedy, White Rock, British Columbia, Helen Ashcraft, Clancey, Montana, USA, Irene Walker, Cranbrook, British Columbia; Linda Hewlin (Dennis), Portland Creek, Marie Smith (Robin), Port Saunders, and a great number of nieces, nephews, close relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Henry and Alfreda House and his brother Jack. Visitation took place at St. John the Divine Anglican Church in Port Saunders on Tuesday and Wednesday. The funeral service took place at St. John the Divine Church on June 26 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Canon Paulette Bugden officiating. Interment followed at the Interfaith Cemetery in Sandy Cove. 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 www.fillatre.ca

MOORES, Eric Jeremy
Infant Eric Jeremy Moores
was born on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St Anthony. Infant Eric Jeremy Moores passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, at the Janeway Hospital in St. John's. Eric Jeremy is deeply loved by his daddy (David Moores), mommy (Amanda Moores) and his four older siblings Abigail, Atlanta, Dj and Annabel. Eric Jeremy is also loved by his grandparents Kevin Moores, Margaret Moores and Debbie Moores as well as a large circle of family and friends. He was predeceased by poppy Eli Moores. We held you for a short time, but will love you for a long time! Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton.

PATEY, Florence Pearl
Florence (Flo) Pearl Patey
of St. Lunaire-Griquet was born on June 26, 1943 to Joseph and Jessie Humby. On Oct. 19, 1960, she married the love of her life Allan Patey; they had many great years together and raised eight children who were the apple of her eye. She was dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a hard worker. She worked in the fish plant up until the moratorium and embroidered for Grenfell Handicrafts to help provide for her family; she always wanted the best for them. Flo enjoyed knitting, embroidering, crocheting, berry picking, house cleaning, evening rides looking for moose and caribou and cherished spending time with her family, especially grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a woman who was of little words but always there to lend a hand to anyone in need. Flo passed peacefully into the presence of her loving heavenly Father on June 3, 2014 at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony where she was reunited with her loving parents and other family members. Left with many great and loving memories are her husband of 53 years Allan; children Wanda (Jim), Samuel (Audrey), William (Mary), Carolynn (Tommy), Peggy-Ann (Morris), Larraine (Tenna), Corey (Crystal), and Valda (Glenn); grandchildren Allan (Jocelyn), Evelyn (Brad), Shawn (Sarah), Jeremy (Vanessa T), Justin (Allison), Jonathan (Vanessa D), Brittany, Nicholas and Kian; great-grandchildren Alexa, Braydon, Jaxon, Sacha, Griffin and Joey and one sister and six brothers and in-laws, as well as a large circle of nieces and nephews and extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her loving parents Joseph and Jessie Humby, brothers William, Wilbert, Alvohn, and Truman, mother and father-in-law Beulah and Samuel Patey, two sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law.Visitation took place at the Calvary Pentecostal Church in St. Lunaire-Griquet followed by the funeral service which was held at 2 p.m. on Friday June 6, with Pastor Wayne Baker officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements where entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

PYNN, Ada Daphne
Ada Daphne Pynn
was born on May 11, 1933 in St. Lunaire to Thomas and Deborah Bussey. She married Gilbert Pynn of Quirpon on Feb. 27, 1953; and they were blessed with four children - two daughters and two sons, who made them proud grandparents to three grandsons and one granddaughter. Ada worked a short time with FPI. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother. She was a very caring and fun loving person who loved to entertain and bring smiles to people's faces. On June 28, 2014, she passed peacefully away at the John M. Gray Centre surrounded by her family. She will be missed by a large circle of family and friends. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her two daughters Elizabeth (Wes), and Donna (Don); two sons John (Joyce), and Rick (Glenys); five grandchildren Cory, Chris, Vanessa, Justin and Michael; six great-grandchildren; two sisters Mable and Betty; three brothers Charles, David, and Fred and a large circle of nieces, nephews, and family as well as friends. She was predeceased by her husband Gilbert, parents Thomas and Deborah Bussey, sister Effie, June and Nina and brother Don. Visitation was held first at the funeral home in St. Anthony and concluded at Central United Church in Quirpon from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 3 with Rev. Gus Pendleton officiating. Burial followed the service in the Quirpon Community Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

SEXTON, George Jerome
George Jerome Sexton
of st. Anthony was born Feb. 5, 1953 in Goose Cove to Wilfred and Lavenia Sexton. On Sept. 21, 1973 he married Angela Patey and together they raised three children who gave them the joy of many grandchildren and step-grandchildren, all of whom he adored with his whole heart. George was kind, humble, generous and caring. He was an excellent father and grandfather. He had a great love for fishing, hunting and anything to do with the great outdoors and was always there to lend a helping hand. Left with a lifetime of loving memories are his wife Angela; sons Dion (Lorna), Herbert (Jennifer), and George (Jennifer); grandchildren Hailey, Shannon, and Marcus; step-grandchildren Brandon, and Brady; mother Lavenia; brothers and sisters Max (Corinne) Tony (Helen), Elsie (Karen), Edward (Lillian), Mary (Renee), Reginald (Phyllis), Ethel, Calvin (Agatha), Louis (Brenda), John, Winston (Donna), Evelyn (Bill), Lloyd (Rochelle), and Lavenia (Richard). George lived to see the loss of his father Wilfred Sexton, grandparents George and Maryann Powell, Mike Sexton and Fannie Sexton. Visitation took place at the funeral home in St. Anthony, after which the funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 3 at the Roman Catholic Church in Goose Cove with Father Anthony officiating. Burial followed in the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Goose Cove. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger, funeral director

TOOPE, William
It is with sadness the family and friends of the late William Toope (Nov. 17, 1945 - June 16, 2014) announce his passing on June 16, 2014 at the palliative care unit at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony. He leaves to mourn sister Rowena; brother Jacob; friend Eileen Toope, and families. He was predeceased by his parents Albert and Maria, siblings, Alma, Rita, Ethel, Margaret, Melina and Ellen. Visitation took place June 17 and 18 at St. Mary's Church in Black Duck Cove. The funeral service was held on June 19, 2014, 2 p.m. at the Anglican Cemetery in Black Duck Cove. Funeral director was Lee Nippard of K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony. William will be fondly remembered by friends Eileen, Margaret and Norman, the Toopes, Rylands, Doyles, Genges, Rowena and families, Jacob and families and a large circle of nieces and nephews.

WAY, John Jacob
Passed peacefully away at the age of 94 years at the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony surrounded by family and friends, Mr. John Jacob Way (March 12, 1920 - June 30, 2014). He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his sister Edna Coles, the Way families and a large circle of other family and friends. John is predeceased by his wife Una Way (Chambers); his father Matthew Way; his mother Minnie Genge; brothers Roland, Stephen, Darius, George and George Jr.; sisters Virginia Gardiner, Jane Simms, Effie Arnold, Cecilia Boyd, Millie Genge, Dora Coles, and Laura. Visitation was held at St. Mark's Anglican Church in Savage Cove from where the family service took place on Wednesday, July 2 at 8 p.m. The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 3 with Rev. Irving Letto officiating. Interment followed at the Savage Cove/Sandy Cove Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger, funeral director.

WHITE, Margaret
It is with great sadness the family of Mrs. Margaret White (nee Coles) of Sandy Cove (Aug. 1, 1937 - June 22, 2014) announces her passing on Sunday June 22, 2014 at the Charles S. Curtis Memorial in St. Anthony in her 76th year. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her husband Nelson; sons Barry (Dale), Rol (Joy) and Nelson (Dorcas); daughters Miriam (Leslie), and Nita (Stephane); grandchildren Chasity (Gavin), Kelly (Christopher), Robby (Holly), Gina (Boyd), Jack (Tori), Dillon, Eric, and Rendell (Keisha); great-grandchildren Dustin, Peyton, Anna, and Brooklyn; special family Rosie McLean, brother Roland (Ivy), sisters Alma (Gerald), Eva (Garfield), Eliza (Edmund), Sarah, Barbara (Harris), and Mona (Stanley), as well as a large circle of other family and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Miriam and Roland and her sister Dora. Visitation took place at St. Thomas Anglican Church in Sandy Cove from where the funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 25 with Rev. Letto officiating. Interment followed in the Anglican Cemetery in Savage Cove. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

 

 

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