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The Northern Pen Obituaries
June 2015

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.

 

ALCOCK, Lewis Winston
Passed on: June 11th, 2015

Passed away at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on the 11th of June, 2015, Mr. Lewis Winston Alcock of St. Anthony in his 72nd year, with his wife Joyce and son Paul at his side. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Joyce; son Paul (Dawn); daughter Lisa (Ricky) and five grandchildren: Joshua, Grace, Andrea, Reid and Bria; brother Jack, and four sisters: Enid, Kathy (Donald), Alice (Stan), and Jean (George), and son-in-law Robert. He was predeceased by his daughter Deanne and parents John and Gladys Alcock. Visitation took place at the funeral home in St. Anthony, after which the funeral service was held at the St. Mary's Anglican Church in St. Anthony at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 15 with Rev. Fr. Paul C. Findlay officiating. Burial followed the service in the St. Anthony Anglican Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Mary's Anglican Church Cemetery Fund. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

COLBOURNE, Wesley
Passed on: June 13th, 2015

Passed away at White Bay Central Health Centre in Roddickton on the 13th of June, 2015, Mr. Wesley Colbourne of Roddickton in his 80th year. Left to mourn his passing are his sons Gary (Violet), Alvin, Lorne (Lucinda), Austin, Terry (Belinda), and Keith (Lisa); daughters Ivy (Guy), Rita (Stephen), and Wavey (Wayne); 23 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Wesley was predeceased by his wife Ida, parents Gideon and Mary-Ann, son Wesley Jr., sister Blanche Fillier, brothers Harvey Colbourne, Jack Colbourne, Kenneth Colbourne, and Richard Colbourne. Visitation took place at the Pentecostal Church in Roddickton, from where the funeral service was held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16 with Pastor Benjamin Brown officiating. Burial followed the service in the Roddickton Pentecostal Cemetery. Funeral services were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

COOMBS, Stewart
Passed on: June 23rd, 2015

Passed peacefully away at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on the 23rd day of June, 2015, Mr. Stewart Coombs of Shoal Cove West in his 73rd year. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Bessie; son Angus; daughter-in-law Holly Coombs; grandson Jeffrey Robicheau; sisters Selina Coombs, Eliza Tucker, and Jessie Coombs; brothers Harrison (Jessie), Noah (Georgina), Sam (Linda), Angus, and Clarence, his in-laws Hayward Baines, Effie Coombs, and Mahala Coombs as well as a large circle of other family and friends. He was predeceased by his mother Evangeline Coombs, father Samuel Coombs, brothers Rendell, Edmund, Jacob, Chess, and Tom, sisters Hazel and Lucy. Visitation was held at St. Margaret's Anglican Church in Reef's Harbour from where the funeral service took place at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 26 with Rev. Harold Harvey officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger, funeral director.

DIAMOND, Vernon Clyde R.
Passed on: June 5th, 2015

Passed peacefully away at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on the 5th day of June, 2015, Mr. Vernon Diamond of Nameless Cove in his 80th year. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Maude; children Sharon (Alvin), Sandra (David), Wanda (Alvin), Kevin (Selma), Lois (Mervin), Karen (Wayne), and David (Peggy); 15 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation took place at the Gospel Hall in Nameless Cove from where the funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 8 with Mr. Wallace Buckle and Mr. Eric Fowler 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.

MAHAR, Pater Joseph
Passed on: June 13th, 2015

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Peter Joseph Mahar of Bird Cove announces his passing at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on June 13, 2015 in his 90th year. He leaves to mourn a loving family: children Ellen (Tony), Jean, Noreen, Joe (Darlene), Josephine (Riley), Hiram (Todd), Terrance (Karen), Wade (Judy), Monica (Percy), Mary (Danny), and Dennis (Wanda) and brother Pat, brother-in-law Victor (Mary); 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a large circle of other family and friends. He was predeceased by his loving wife Maggie (nee Caines), his parents James and Helen (nee Pittman) Mahar, and brother James (Hilda), sisters Alice Myers (Jim), Mary Kennedy (Wes), Theresa Doyle (Pat), Elizabeth Caines (Douglas), Rita Caines (Raymond), Johanna Caines (Peter) and sister-in-law Dorothy. Visitation took place at Our Lady of Grace Parish, Bird Cove from where the funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 16 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Bosco and Fr. O'Quinn officiating. Interment followed at the Bird Cove Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton.
He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. He will live on in our hearts forever.

 

 

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