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The Northern Pen Obituaries
June 2016

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.

 

BUDGELL, Bessie Mae
Born: May 2nd, 1919
Passed on: June 19th, 2016
Bessie Mae Budgell
passed peacefully away at the John M. Gray Centre in St. Anthony on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at the age of 97 years. Bessie was born to Walter and Maria Dawe of Ireland Bight on May 2, 1919. As a young adult, Bessie moved to St. John's and worked with the W.H.Ewings Furriers family for four years. Later, on Aug. 11, 1948, she married Charles Budgell of St. Anthony and raised six children; three boys and three girls. Bessie loved gardening and had a remarkable knowledge of flower varieties. She also loved to read, knit, and crochet. She leaves to mourn Barry (Muriel), Barbara Tuttle (Wayne), Linda Coffin (Roy), Wallace (Zita), Ada Simms (John), and Jeff (Sheila); grandchildren Andrea, Jennifer, Mark, Aaron, Brian, Karl, Matthew, and Ashley; great-grandchildren Zachary, Simon, Benjamin, Hannah, Kaylee, Noah, and Lana; sisters Dulcie, Hilda, and Ethel; brother-in-law Frederick and a large number of other family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Charles who passed on May 25, 2016, her parents Walter and Maria Dawe, and her brother George. Visitation took place at Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home in St. Anthony. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 23 at St. Anthony Salvation Army Citadel with Major Dinzel and Kathleen Baggs officiating. Interment followed in the Salvation Army Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

COLES, Yvonne Jean (nee Hoddinott)
Passed on: June 14th, 2016

Passed away peacefully, in the presence of her family on Tuesday June 14th, 2016 at her home in Acton, Yvonne Jean Coles (nee Hoddinott), beloved wife of the late Pius Coles and loving mother of Pius, Daniel (Elaine), Tim (Sandra) and the late Christopher and Rene (Sharon); devoted grandmother of Pius, Daniel, Chantz, Mackenzie, Rene, Christopher, Alex, Emily, Sarah, Daniel and Hailey; dear sister of Viola, Sam, Con, Melita, Laverne, Lorna, Lucy and the late Anne, Harvey, Dorothy and Fred. Visitation took place at the J.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Rd., north of Maple Ave., Georgetown 905-877-3631 on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was held in the chapel on Friday, June 17th at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. In memory, contributions to Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit www.jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com

GOULD, Jessie
Passed on: June 1st, 2016
Jessie Gould
passed peacefully away on the 1st day of June 2016 at her home in Bear Cove surrounded by family and friends. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her daughters Marilyn, Marjorie (Dave), and Mabel (Brian); grandchildren Susan (David), Sheldon (Chelsey), Sean, Michael, and Sarah,; her sisters MaryAnn Dredge and Christina Chambers; brother Henry Chambers (Barbara),; brother-in-law Cyril Gould; sisters-in-law Bridget Gould, Maria Gould, Hazel Genge, Irene Chambers and Hilda Chambers; niece Laverne and all other nieces and nephews and a large circle of friends. She was predeceased by her husband Freeman, parents Stephen and Jane Chambers, mother and father-in-law John and Sarah Gould, sisters Effie, Georgina, Evelyn, Minnie, and Viola, brothers Edward, Abraham, William and Leslie. Visitation was held at the St. Boniface Anglican Church in Bear Cove from where the funeral service was held on Saturday, June 4 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Omar Reyes 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.

HANCOCK, Susie Dietha
Passed on: June 30th, 2016

Passed away on June 30, 2016 at the age of 70 years, Susie Dietha Hancock. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her brother-in-law Melvin (Celie) Wilcox; special niece Valda (Raymond) Hancock; other nieces, nephews, and a large circle of loving relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Levi and Jannetta Hancock and sisters Dorothy Burt, and Evelyn Wilcox. Visitation took place at the Apostolic Faith Church in Roddickton from where the funeral service was held on Sunday, July 3 with Rev. Rene S. Cassell officiating. Interment followed in the Apostolic Faith Cemetery in Roddickton. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger, funeral director.

HILLIER, Michael Eric
Born: April 23rd, 1986
Passed on: June 13th, 2016
Michael Hillier
passed away on June 13, 2016 in Fort McMurray, Alberta at the age of 30 years. Michael Eric Hillier or "Mike" as he was known by to most, was born in St. Anthony on April 23rd, 1986 to Barry and Angela Hillier of Goose Cove. Michael had a twin brother Matthew. They were inseparable from birth and this bond continued throughout their entire lives. Michael spent the first 13 years of his life in Goose Cove tormenting so many people but he definitely left his love and wittiness in the hearts of all his childhood friends. He moved to CBS in 1998 with his family and here he made another multitude of life-long friends. He was like a magnet, everyone he came into contact with just clung to him. In 2001 Michael moved to Roddickton with his family where he lived for four years. It was there that he met Melissa for the first time as a high school friend. In 2005 Michael moved to Fort McMurray where his brother Matthew was living, they were only apart for a year. He lived with Matthew and Tara (Matt's wife) where he drove her completely crazy all the time. She often quoted that "she felt like she was married to both of them at times." Michael couldn't have asked for a better sister-in-law. Michael worked with various contractors and started his electrical apprenticeship in 2008. He received his journeyman's in 2012 and started working for Syncrude in 2013. In 2014, Michael and Melissa met again which was the beginning of his new family and on March 25, 2016 they welcomed their pride and joy, baby Cali Angeline; she was his shining star. He was always a happy guy but the last couple of years he had a twinkle in his eye and a permanent smile on his face. His dream of having his own family had been fulfilled. Michael loved spending time with all his friends and family, and hunting and fishing with his Dad, Matthew, and Jake, He especially loved tormenting and joking with his only sister Mandy and brother-in-law Marcel. He was the best "unky" in the world to his three little nephews, Hayes, Landon, and Ryan. Michael leaves to mourn his partner Melissa Randell; daughter Cali Hillier; parents Barry and Angela Hillier; brothers Matthew (Tara) and Jake Hillier; sister Mandy Daigle (Marcel); nephews Hayes, Landon, and Ryan Hillier; as well as a large circle of other family and friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents Eric and Marie Hillier and Maurice and Theresa Bromley, uncle Anthony Bromley and aunts Linda and Bessie Bromley. Visitation was held at Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home in St. Anthony with the funeral taking place at the Goose Cove Roman Catholic Church at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21 with Fr. Vitus Echedo officiating and interment following. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger, funeral director.

HYNES, Daniel Anthony
Passed on: June 16th, 2016
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Danny Hynes of New Ferolle announces his passing on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre, Port Saunders at the age of 53 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his brothers John Hynes (Joyce), Georgetown, Ontario, Raymond Hynes (Irene), Shoal Cove West, Willis Hynes (Laverne), Fort McMurray, Alberta and Joseph Hynes (Eliza) New Ferolle; sisters Kathleen Myers (Calvin), and Iona Tatchell (Percy Billard), of Port au Choix, Doreen Doyle (Henry), New Ferolle, Emma Coates (Llewelyn), Eddies Cove East, Marilyn Hynes (Edward), River John, Nova Scotia, and Shannon Sommerfield (Mark), Nunavut, Northwest Territories; brothers-in-law Ikey Newcombe Brampton, Ontario, Ikey Tatchell, Castor River North; sisters-in-law Dulcie Hynes, New Ferolle, Juanita Hynes, Fort McMurray, Alberta as well a very large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents John and Catherine Hynes, brothers Ambrose Hynes and Seymour Hynes, and sisters Susie Hynes, Rebecca Newcombe and MaryAnn Hynes. The family service took place at St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Reef's Harbour on Friday, June 17 at 7 p.m. followed by the funeral service on Saturday, June 18 at 11 a.m. with Father Bosca officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. To sign the family guest book, please visit our website www.fillatre.ca

RICKS, Gerald Duncan
Born: September 3rd, 1934
Passed on: June 2nd, 2016
Gerald Duncan Ricks
passed away on June 2, 2016 at the age of 81 years. Gerald was born on September 3, 1934 in Goose Cove to Frances and Darius Ricks. On Oct. 27, 1958, he married Carmel Bromley and together they raised 11 children. Gerald was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and had a variety of work experiences in his life including logging, fishing, carpentry, construction, and heavy equipment operator. He could turn his hand to anything - I guess we would consider him a "jack of all trades." Gerald had a unique ability to tell stories about things that happened in his life and the many people he met along life's journey. In his retirement, he enjoyed spending time in his gardens and ski-doing in winter. He loved driving his truck and spending time on the community wharf. He also loved his "morning meetings" in Edward Reardon's stage. As well, he always looked forward to visiting his sister, Angela and her husband Ron every Sunday morning. In 2003, Gerald met Juanita Powell and for the past 13 years have had a very happy and fulfilled life together. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. He leaves to mourn his children Nellie, Judy (Cyril), Philomena (Ralph), Joyce, Sharon (Steve), Daphne, Geraldine (Todd), Ross (Melissa), Roy (Treena), Ron (Heather), Robert, partner Juanita and her children Todd and Marilyn; 19 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his lovable buddy Wince, and a large circle of other family and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Carmel, parents Darius and Francis Ricks, brother Ron, sisters Eileen and Theresa, son-in-law Bill, and grandson Justin. Visitation took place at Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home in St. Anthony followed by the funeral service which was held in the Roman Catholic Church in Goose Cove at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6 with Fr. Vitus Echedo officiating. Interment followed. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

ROBERTS, Jean Mariah
Passed on: June 2nd, 2016
Jean Mariah Roberts
passed away peacefully at the John M. Gray Centre in St. Anthony on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the age of 92 years. She leaves to mourn her daughters Frances (Israel), and Grace; sons Hubert (Doris), Edward (Lavenia), Eli (Marlene), Albert (Triffena), Boyce (Michele), Alec (Lorri), and Loren (Pansy); sisters Hazel, Violet, Shirley, and Sandra; daughter-in-law Ena and 25 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband Andrew, parents Herbert and Charlotte Rowbottom, brothers James, Alec, Albert, and sons Calvin and Pierce. Visitation was held at the Central United Church, Quirpon branch from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15 with Rev. Gus Pendleton officiating. Interment followed in the Quirpon Community Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger, funeral director.

SIMMS, Ross Jacob
Born: November 5th, 1950
Passed on: June 22nd, 2016
Ross Simms
passed away on June 22, 2016 at the age of 65 years. Ross was born in St. Anthony Bight on November 5, 1950 to Myrtle and Alex Simms. He moved to St. Anthony in 1968 and married Rita Hedderson, the love of his life, on May 5th, 1978. He went to work in the kitchen at the hospital in 1970 where he worked for 45 years and made many, many great lifetime friends. Ross loved to fish; his favourite place was out on the point down to Upper Brook. He spent many days in the woods, cutting wood to keep his family warm through the cold winters. His favourite place was Fishing Point with his binoculars looking at the whales and icebergs. He was a very quiet man and had very few words, but was loved by all. Ross leaves to mourn wife (Rita); son Dawson (Kara); daughter Lorrie (Marlon); grandchildren Cameron, Victoria, Brooklyn, Hunter, and Aaron; sisters, Jessie, Elsie, Bessie (Edgar), Juanita, Nellie (Keith), and brother Hayward; sisters-in-law, Judy (Elias), Cassie (Karl), and Iris; brothers-in-law Ernest (Francis), and Ross (Pansy). He was predeceased by parents Alex and Myrtle, and brothers-in-law John Carter, Elijah Parrill, and Gordon Powell, and Bruce Barney, mother-in-law Elsie Hedderson, and father-in-law Ambrose Hedderson. The memorial service took place at Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2016 with Rev. John McGonigle officiating. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

SIMMS, Winston Elias (Dick)
Born: March 23rd, 1945
Passed on: June 16th, 2016
Winston Simms
passed away at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on June 16, 2016 at the age of 71 years. Winston Elias Simms was born on March 23, 1945 to Raymond and Gertrude Simms. He was one of six children, one of whom was his twin sister, Selma. He lived his entire life in St. Anthony Bight, never feeling the draw to move away from his home. Dick is survived by his brother Alwyn (Elsie); sisters Ivy, Phyllis, Joy, and Beverly; nieces Melissa, Cavell, and Jennifer; nephews Bob, Byron, Raymond, Corey, Brian, Brad, Don, and Neil as well as many great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by parents Raymond and Gertrude Simms, sister Selma Decker and nieces Roxanne Pilgrim and Trena Decker, and brothers-in-law Gerald Spingle and Gordon Thorne. Visitation was held at the Salvation Army Church in St. Anthony from where the funeral service took place on Monday, June 20 at 2 p.m. with Major Dinzel Baggs officiating. Interment followed in the New Salvation Army Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

SMITH, Cecilia Joseph
Born: October 19th, 1919
Passed on: June 17th, 2016
Cecilia Joseph Smith (née Roberts, née Offrey)
of Hawkes Bay, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2016, surrounded by loving family and friends, at the age of 96. It is with great sadness that the family announces that her search for a man with three good legs has finally come to an end. Cecilia, whom everyone affectionately called "Celie" or "Ceil" will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor, playful mischievousness and dedication to her family. Born on October 19, 1919 in Eddies Cove West, Celie spent the good part of her life taking on a man's world with nothing but grit, gusto and a great deal of sarcasm. Starting off in the fishing boat with her father at the age of 14, over the years she was often found logging for Bowater's, or fixing things for Wallace Maynard. She was a force to be reckoned with and the epitome of Women's Liberation.
Cecilia was predeceased by her first husband William Roland Roberts; her second husband Roland Smith; parents Allen and Mary Offrey; sisters Mary, Annie and Eleanor; brothers Lawrence, Granville, Eymard and Reginald; her baby Chip; and not to mention numerous black bears, rabbits, caribou, beavers and a scattered moose. She leaves to mourn, her children Marie (Bill) and Walter (Greta); sisters Madeline, Evangeline, and Theresa; her grandchildren Verna, Glenda (Bobby) Walter (Angie), Tammy (Pat), Bonita (Bo), Paula (Donnie) and Damian (Judy-Ann); her great-grandchildren Jeffery (Karla), Robin (Sherry Lynn), Aletha (Peter), Stephanie (Craig), Ricky, Rebecca, Moya, Michaela, Sydney and Ryan; her great-great-grandchildren Dawson, Cloe, Grace, Katie, Maddalyn, William, Lily and Kaylee and also her nephews Robert (Michelle) and Walt (Bernadette) and a large circle of family, friends and fans.
Special thanks to her caregivers Marina Drover, Joy Kelly, Tracy House and all the staff at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre. Never one to mince words, Ceilie has asked for "No snottin' and bawlin'!" In lieu of flowers, everyone who remembers her is asked to celebrate in their own way. Raising a glass of Seagram's 83 in her memory would be quite appropriate. Upon her wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no formal funeral service. The family home was open to visitors on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home. To sign the family guest book, please visit our website at www.fillatre.ca
"Be the kind of woman who, when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says "Oh, no! She's up!" - Joanne Clancy

 

 

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