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The Northern Pen Obituaries
June 2017

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.

 

BURDEN, Tyrone Wayne
Born: February 13th, 1984
Passed on: June 27th, 2017
Tyrone Wayne Burden
passed away on June 27th, 2017 in Grand Prairie, Alberta at the age of 33 years. Tyrone was born to Wayne and Alma Burden on February 13th, 1984. He graduated high school in 2002 and moved to Ontario where his sister Vanessa lived to search for work. He returned home in 2008 but left again for Grande Prairie shortly after. Tyrone loved hanging out with his buddies and enjoyed playing hockey, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and any outdoor activities. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, his parents Wayne and Alma Burden; sisters Vanessa (Eyon Goosney), and Vivian (Corwin Randell); nephew Alex Burden; nieces Kerissa Burden, Keesha Goosney, and Katona Goosney; grandmother Elizabeth Richards; uncles and aunts Willis (Shirley) Wyatt, Nellie (Richard) Mitchelmore, Nina Hill, Ben Denney, Hedley (Faye) Richards, Harrison (Judy) Richards, Hubert (Barbara) Richards, Lester (Viona) Richards, Florence (Freeman) Richards, David (Jackie) Richards, Glenn Richards (Penny Kinsella), Wavey (Alick) Pilgrim, Judy (Randy) Wiseman, Peggy (John) Barnes, Terry Burden (Cathy May), and Tommy Burden (June Offrey), and a large circle of other relatives and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He was predeceased by his grandparents Francis and Marie Burden, grandfather John Richards, aunt Evelyn Denney and uncle Albert Hill, Pap and Nan - Thomas and Dora Burden. Visitation took place at Bear Creek Funeral Home in Grand Prairie, Alberta and then continued at the Salvation Army Church in St. Anthony from where the funeral took place at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 6th with Captain Rideout officiating. Interment followed in the Griquet Branch Salvation Army Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

CUNARD, Grant
Passed in: St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: June 21st, 2017

Passed away on June 21st, 2017 at the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony at the age of 80 years. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Elsie; brothers Eric (Ann), Eli, Wallace (Rita) and Terry (Donna); sister Hepsy; brother-in-law Kevin Samson; sister-in-law Barbara Brown; special nieces Sara and Stephanie; nephew Stephen as well as a wide circle of family in friends. He was predeceased by his parents Jacob and Sarah Fanny Cunard; brothers Isaac and Hubert; and sisters Matilda, Elizabeth and Maryann. Visitation took place at the Church of the Advent Anglican Church in Plum Point from where the funeral took place on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Jennifer Renouf officiating. Interment followed in the Brig Bay Anglican cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Ebukwe, funeral director.

HOUSE, Ula Millicent
Passed on: June 22nd, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Ula Millicent House announces her passing at the Bonne Bay Health Center on Thursday June 22, 2017 in her 80th year. Ula leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her children; Alonzo (Bridget), Harvey Junior (Bernice), Darrell (Wanda), Dwight (Joan), Sharlene (Wayne), Valerie (Jim), and Melda (Paul), grandchildren; Lisa (Hugh) Dennis, Della (Keith), Terri Lynn (Carson), Draper (Krista),Benji ( Lela ), Pamela, Stefan ( Krista ) Joey, Nicholas (Erin), Jacy (Dawn), Kourtni (Daxxon), Kelsey (James), great-grandchildren; Randy, Haylee, Dustin, Briana, Nathan, Kathryn, Conner, Destiny, Christopher, Brooklyn, Avrille, Cayleigh, Madison, Sam, Kasey, Keegan, Carla, Madison, Trevor, Mya, Claire, Cameron, sister; Helen Sparkes, brother; Hector Pearce (Judy), sister-in-law; Norma Pearce& Mildred House pre-daughter-in- law; Joyce House, pre-son-in-law; Dale Hynes, care workers; Norma Benoit, and Genevieve Atkins. Ula has been predeceased by husband Harvey, parents Joseph and Isabel Pearce, brothers Alonzo and Clyde and sister Myra ( Curtis ), grandchild Craig, great grandchild Logan, mother and father in law Martha Jane and Samuel House.
The family will be receiving family and friends at the Anglican Church in Daniel's Hr. Saturday June 24, 2017 from 7-9pm, and continuing Sunday June 25, 2017 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. The funeral service will take place at the Daniel's Hr. Anglican Church on Monday June 26, 2017 at 2 pm with The Rev. Kay Short officiating.
In memory of Ula donations may be made to the Lung Association. To sign the guest book or send a message of condolence please visit our web page at www.parsonsfuneralhome.com   The funeral arrangements are under the direction of Parsons Funeral Home & Chapel 63 North Main Street, Deer Lake, NL.
"Forever in our Hearts"

LIDSTONE, Leah
Passed on: June 5th, 2017

Born in Roddickton, March 31st, 1940, Leah was the youngest of six children. Leah loved her hometown and all the people in it. While working at the local medicine clinic, Leah met a charming young man by the name of Ronald Lidstone, who was being treated for an injury he received while working for his father's logging company in camp 4. At the moment their eyes met Leah knew it was love and in no time they were married and next came five beautiful children, who she loved with every ounce of her being. Leah and Ronald raised their children in Roddickton and together they owned a gas station and automobile repair garage. Leah was a very devoted member of the Pentecostal Church serving as a member of the women's missionary council and teaching Sunday school. Leah was a kind and gentle soul, she was loved by everyone who met her and she was the type of person that found the good in everyone. Leah passed away on June 5th, 2017 and will truly be missed by many. Although she is gone her legacy lives on through the positive impact she has had on so many lives. Mrs. Leah Lidstone of Roddickton was in her 77th year. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her sons and daughters Terry Lidstone (Judy Lidstone), Rick Lidstone (Johann Lidstone), Lisa Blagdon (Barry Blagdon), Dean Lidstone (Michelle Lidstone), Sandra Randell (Dean Randell), grandchildren Kariss Lidstone-Short (Charles Short), Ricky Lidstone (Joanne Lidstone- Rose), Sharmaine Tilley (Bob Tilley), Benjamin White (Angel Turpin), Michael Lidstone, Hope Randell (Jordan Barton), great-grandchildren Karlee - Rae, Kenzie - Mae, Heather, Desiree, Alex and Julianna as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Ronald Lidstone, parents Loretta Simms and William Simms, siblings Francis Simms and Melvin Simms. Visitation was held at the Calvary Pentecostal Temple in Roddickton from which the funeral service took place on Friday June 9th, 2017 at 2:00 pm with Pastors Benjamin Brown and George Coles Officiating. Interment followed in the church Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Ebukwe funeral director.

JOHNSON, Eileen Doris
Born: September 20th, 1931
Passed on: June 24th, 2017
Eileen Doris Johnson
passed away June 24th, 2017 at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony at the age of 85 years. She was born on September 20, 1931 to the late Charles and Elizabeth Hopkins. Eileen married Fred (Ted) Johnson on April 16, 1956. She was an outdoor person and loved to go trouting and rabbit catching. She loved to knit and knitted hundreds of socks. Teachers boarded at her house for several years. She worked at the fish plant for 20 years. She came to know the Lord in 1999 in her own home. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, her daughter Joy; son-in-law Guy; grandchildren Paula, and Tyson; sisters Muriel, Ethel, and Rita; and brother John, as well as nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her father, mother, and her husband Ted. Visitation took place at the Salvation Army Church in Englee from where the funeral was held on Wednesday, June 28th with Major Maurice Collins officiating. Interment followed in the Old Salvation Army Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Ebukwe, funeral director.

NEWELL, Muriel Ann
Passed in: St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: June 20th, 2017

It is with deep sadness that the family and friends of Muriel Ann (Pike) Newell, (Moo) announce her death on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the John M. Gray Centre in St. Anthony. There was love in the beginning as Muriel was an only child born of parents, Mary Edna and Joseph Taylor Pike of Red Bay, Labrador on October 29, 1930. There she lived until, at the age of 13, her widowed mother decided life might be easier for them both if they moved to St. Anthony. They travelled by coastal boat and began working for the Grenfell Mission. Muriel was a nurses' aide at the age of 16, then a teacher, a Co-op store clerk, and later in life, a store manager for "Newell's Confectionary". She married John William Newell (the Co-op Store Manager) and together they raised a family, and cared for her mother until she died in 1972. A strong, vivacious, loving, intelligent, witty woman, she will be fondly remembered by many. Left to mourn are her children, Gary, Tony, Trudy and Wayne and their spouses, Michele Hodder, Beverly, Stewart Read, and Ella, respectively. A special niece, Louise (Buchanan) Reid will miss her Aunt Moo. Her grandchildren include Andrea (Richard) Kelly; Stephen Newell; Samantha Read (Matthew Cole); Christopher Read (Jacinta Briand); Matthew Newell (Robyn); Jenna Newell; and Hayley Newell who lived beside her for all of her 13 years. Nan Newell had great grandchildren, Jacob and Maria Kelly and Sarah Newell. Her special cat, Trixie, provided many hours of comfort to her in recent years as she struggled with dementia. She was a kind neighbour and good friend to many, but special friends stayed by her side to the end and included Lottie Simms, Jeanette Hostetter, and Marjorie Richards. Muriel was surrounded by love at the end. A service of remembrance was held at St. Anthony United Church on Friday June 23, 2017 with Rev. John Maich officiating. She was laid to rest beside her husband, John in the Fishing Point United Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to her next door neighbour, Lee Nippard of Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton.

PATEY, Leeland
Passed on: June 7th, 2017

It is with great sadness that the families of Leeland Patey announce his passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital, in Corner Brook on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at the age of 90 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife; May nee Ayre of 66 years, his children; Ron (Olive), Tom (Nina), Elvet (Carol), Rosemary (Phillip), and Pam (Mick), his grandchildren; Linda (Edgar) Tom Ayre (Monique), Tom Patey (Tammy), Kim (Yan), Cherrie (David), Megan (Justin), Brad (Mandy), Dustin, Amanda, and Brian, his great-grandchildren; Karla, Courtney, Luke, Ava, TJ, Gracie, Oliva, Evan, Sophie, Christopher, and Christian, his sister; Kathleen Newhook, and brother; Gord Patey. He was predeceased by his parents; Ester and Hibber, sisters; Olive (Elvet), Linda, Hilda, and Edna, brothers; Walter, Don, Roy, and Lionel, mother and father-in-law; Mildred and Forward Ayre, brothers-in-law; George Ayre, and Roy Newhook, and sister-in-law; Ethel Patey, also leaving to mourn a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives, extended families, and friends. The family received family and friends at the Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle Church in Hawkes Bay on Thursday, June 8th, 2017 from the hours of 7-9 pm, and continued on Friday, June 9th, 2017, from the hours of 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm, from where the funeral service took place on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at 2:00 pm, with Pastor Gillette officiating. The burial followed at the family plot of the church cemetery in River of Ponds. To sign the guest book or send a message of condolence please visit our web page at www.parsonsfuneralhome.com   The funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parsons Funeral Home and Chapel, 63 North Main Street, Deer Lake. The family would like to say a very special thank-you to the doctors and nurses of the Palliative Care unit of the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook for all their care and compassion of our loved one and our families', thank you very much.
The Patey and Ayre families
"Forever In Our Hearts"

SAUNDERS, Cenith
Passed in: St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: June 10th, 2017

On November 17, 1924, Cenith Richards was born to Cyril and Mary Richards. On July 1st, 1947 she married Norman Saunders and together they raised seven children and one grandchild. She also had two children from a previous marriage. She was a faithful soldier of The Salvation Army for more than seventy years which she dearly loved and was quite active until her health failed. Mrs. Cenith Saunders of St. Anthony passed peacefully away at the John M. Gray Center on the 10th day of June 2017, Mrs. Cenith Saunders was in her 92nd year. She leaves to mourn, sadly missed and loving memories her family Sylvia (Tommy), Louis (Betty), Marie (John), Lloyd (Elizabeth), Betty (Boyd), Calvin (Ellen), Edith (Winston), Olga (Larry), Paul (Sharon), Michelle (Dan), a number of grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, one sister Viola Patey, and a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Norman, brothers and sisters, grandson, nephews and nieces. Visitation was held at the funeral home in St. Anthony followed by the funeral service which took place on Tuesday June 13th, 2017 at the Salvation Army Church in St. Anthony at 2:00 pm with Captain Brown 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.

SIMMS, Phoebe Geneva
Passed in: St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: June 2nd, 2017

On March 20, 1940, Flossie and George Macey of Red Bay, Labrador became the proud parents of a baby girl they named Phoebe Geneva. At the age of 16 she moved to St. Anthony to work with the Grenfell Mission and later on she went to work with Fishery Products until she retired in 1991. In 1957 Phoebe married Wilson Simms of St. Anthony and together they raised one son and two daughters. Phoebe died on June 2nd. Phoebe leaves to mourn with fond memories her son Jerry (Triffie); daughters Judy and Mandy; grandchildren Brandi, Lorne, Melissa and Jeremy; great-grandchildren Tyler, Kyle, Damien, Megan, Zoe, Layla and Anna; special nieces Eleanor McLean, Beryl Pilgrim; brothers Hayward (Margaret), Hubert (Annie); sisters Jane (Nelson), Ivy (Theodore), Hilda (Ian), and her best friend Blanche Strickland as well as a large circle of extended relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her father George, father Walter Ryan, mother Flossie, husband Wilson and her brother Albert. Visitation was held at Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes until the funeral on Monday, June 5th, 2017 at 2:00 pm from the Salvation Army Church in St. Anthony with Captain Brown officiating. Interment followed. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard funeral director.

TUCKER, Marion Augusta
Passed in: St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: June 18th, 2017

Passed away on June 18, 2017 at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony at the age of 81 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her husband Alpheaus; daughter Sharron (Martina) Elgar; son Danny (Natalie) Elgar; sisters Elizabeth Wheeler and Irene Anderson; brothers Granville Layden and John Layden; grandchildren Marcel, Jacob, Riley; the Compton. Elgar, and Tucker families as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. Visitation took place at the Apostolic Faith Church in Englee from where the funeral was held on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 with Pastor George Burton officiating. Interment followed. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

WARD, George Ernest
Passed in: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: June 20th, 2017

Passed away suddenly, but peacefully, on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Health Science Centre, St. John's at the age of 86 years, George Ernest Ward of St. Anthony. He is now re-united with his loving wife Caroline (April 18, 2004). Left with cherished memories are his daughters Leona (Pat McGuire) Paradise, and Sharon (Paul Gosse) Torbay; granddaughters Denee Stokes, Fort MacMurray, AB and Jillian McGuire, Paradise; great-granddaughters Mackenzie, Raisa and Jamie Stokes, Fort MacMurray, AB; sisters, Marie Blake, Doris Calloway (Wilson), Jessie Ward and Ella Michelin; sisters-in-law Ethel Ward, Sara Winsor (John), Violet Richards, Naomi Colbourne, brother-in-law Heber Colbourne (Thelma); family friend, Anna Gosse and many nieces, nephews, cousins and valued friends. He was also predeceased by his wife Caroline, parents Alice and Henry Ward, brother Wallace and sister Mary Lyall. In addition to being caring and dedicated to his family, he was a faithful, life-long member of the Loyal Orange Lodge 126 and Royal Black Preceptor 1048. He also loved fishing, berry picking and spending time at his cabin. Visitation was held from Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony on Friday, June 23, 2017 and Saturday, June 24, 2017 until the funeral on Sunday June 25, 2017 from the St. Anthony United Church with Rev. John Maich officiating. Interment followed in the Fishing Point United Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Ebukwe, funeral director.

 

 

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