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The Northern Pen Obituaries
March 2001

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.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of March 2001

 

SIMMS, CHARLES HENRY
St. Anthony
1916-2001
Merchant Navy WWII
Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on March 2, 2001. He was in his 84th year. Leaving to mourn wife Cordelia; daughter Joan Miller (Fred); sons Kevin (Roberta) and Albert; grandchildren Dawn Woodard, Dara Boswell (Jimmy), Lance Drummond (Louisa), Andrew Simms (Deanna) and David Simms (Penney); great-grandchildren Christopher Boswell, Tyler Parras, Tristen Simms, Jacob Simms, Jessica Simms and Andrea Simms; five foster children; twentyone nieces and nephews and a large circle of family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Mary Ann Simms; brothers William (Willy) Simms and Archibald Simms and daughter Shirley. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on March 5 from the United Church in St. Anthony with interment in Victoria Lawn Cemetery in St. Catherines , Ontario . Pallbearers were Comrade Frank Slade, Comrade Lee Fennimore, Comrade Fred Blevins, Comrade Wilfred Boyd, Comrade Ray Slade and Comrade Glenn Penney. His remains rested at the funeral home on West Street. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

EARLE, BRUCE
St. Anthony
1940-2001
Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on March 3, 2001. He was in his 60th year. Leaving to mourn daughter Wanda; brothers Freeman (Phyllis) and Clyde (Elaine); sisters Audrey, Fern (Jim), Gaye, Jean and Yvonne (Wilfred); grandchildren Kelsi and Nicholes; and family and friends. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on March 6, from the Salvation Army Church in St. Anthony with interment in the church cemetery. His remains rested at the funeral home on West Street. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

PITTMAN, GLOSSEN
Cook's Harbour
Passed peacefully away at Codroy on March 5, 2001. He was in his 69th year. Leaving to mourn special friend Patricia Samms; daughter Joan (Glenn) Colbourne; sons Wayne (Vina), Lloyd (Elsie) and Dean (Eileen); grandchildren Shannon Pittman, Blair Colbourne, Tyson Pittman, Nikita Pittman, Deanna Pittman, Christy Lynn Pittman; sisters Lilian (Hayward) Elliott and Naomi Strangemore; brother Roy (Rosie) Pittman; sisters-in-law Grace Pittman, Marion (Fleman) Hedderson and Mae Richards; also many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Dulcie in 1974; granddaughter Danika; parents William and Rachel; brothers Ralph and Gordon; and sisters Edna and Maude. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 8 from the Anglican Church in Cook's Harbour with interment at the church cemetery. His remains rested at the church. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

SINNICKS, MARGARET (PEGGY)
Hawkes Bay
June 03, 1952 - March 07, 2001
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Margaret (Peggy) Sinnicks announce her passing on March 7, 2001 at the Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in her 48th year. She leaves to mourn her common-law husband Norman Patey; three sons, Byron of Port au Choix, Corey and Randy of Hawkes Bay; granddaughter Nikita Tucker of Anchor Point; four brothers, Andrew (Louise), James (Phyllis House), Emmanuel (Stella) all of Hawkes Bay, and Victor (Cathy Turcott) of Kingston, Ontario; four sisters, Thelma (Jimmy Burtrand) of Kingston, Ontario, Holly (Colin Young) of Port au Choix, Hilda (friend Velda Genge) of Anchor Point and Sadie Patey of River of Ponds; aunts, Lydia, Dora and Yvonne; uncles Eseau, Richard and Cecil Sinnicks; father-in-law Woodrow Patey of Hawkes Bay; special friends Barbie and Faron O'Keefe of Hawkes Bay and Linda and Joe Fitzpatrick of St. John's; also a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Eseau Jr. Sinnicks, her sister Sybil and her parents Edward and Sarah Sinnicks. Visitation took place from Holy Innocents Anglican Church in Hawkes Bay on Thursday from where the funeral services took place on Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Perry Cooper officiating. Interment followed at the family plot in River of Ponds Brook Anglican Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 North Main Street, Deer Lake.
“Forever in our hearts.”

BENNETT, ROY
Griquet

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on March 9, 2001. He was in his 63rd year. Leaving to mourn brother Ted; sisters Mavis (Ronald) and Melva (Omar); uncles Lewis (Jessie), Ross (Pansy), Ray (Josie); aunt Ruby; close friends Caleb and Loretta, Bradley (Wendy), Belinda (Lawrence), Billy (Rhonda); and many nieces and nephews. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 11 at All Saints Anglican Church in Griquet with interment at the church cemetery. His remains rested at the church. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

SIMMS, CLEM
St. Anthony Bight

Passed peacefully away at his late residence in St. Anthony Bight on March 10, 2001. He was in his 69th year. Leaving to mourn his wife Maisie; son Wade (Eileen); daughter Sandy; granddaughter Jennifer; sisters Dulcie (Max) and Ivy (Melvin); brother Stanley (Donna); many nieces and nephews and a large circle of friends. He was predeceased by his son Dwayne in 1971, father Harrison in 1972 and mother Annie in 1978. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on March 12 from the United Church in St. Anthony, with interment in the church cemetery. His remains rested at the church. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

WALSH, ELSIE MARY
Flowers Cove

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Elsie Mary Walsh announce her passing at the John M. Gray Centre in St. Anthony on Sunday, March 11, 2001. She leaves to mourn sons Thomas (Currie) of Flowers Cove and Gerard (Linda) of Oshawa, Ontario; daughters Margaret (Max) Warren of Deer Lake, Evelyn (special friend Reg) Roberts of Goose Bay, Theresa (Abraham) Moores of Flowers Cove, Ann (Richard) Lavel of Labrador City and Susan (Leslie) Patures of Victoria, British Columbia. She also leaves to mourn 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sister Annie Walsh of Blanc Sablon; sisters-in-law Juanita Walsh, Elizabeth Spence and a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph in 1993 and daughter Elizabeth. The family received friends at Our Lady of the Snow Roman Catholic Church in Flowers Cove on Monday and Tuesday from where funeral services took place on Wednesday, March 14 at 2 p.m. with Fr. Terry officiating. Interment followed at the Roman Catholic cemetery in Nameless Cove. As expressions of sympathy flowers or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Holly Brown and Don Gould, Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix.

HANCOCK, SHEM
Roddickton

Passed peacefully away at the Roddickton Health Centre on March 12, 2001. He was in his 80th year. Leaving to mourn wife Ethel; daughters Minnie and Mary; grandchildren Tyson (wife Carynn), Patti and Jason; great-grandchild Brett; sister Jessie Hancock; brother Ishmael Hancock; also a large number of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by brothers James, Hedley, Raymond, Efferum and Lester, and sister Effie. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on March 15 from the Pentecostal Church in Roddickton with Pastor Head officiating. Interment was made in the church cemetery. His remains rested at the funeral home in Roddickton and at the church. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, Roddickton, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

SMITH, STEPHEN
St. Lunaire-Griquet
Passed peacefully away at the John M. Gray Centre in St. Anthony on March 21, 2001. He was in his 87th year. Leaving to mourn wife Lucy; sons George, Hayward (Netta), Thomas (Clara), Stephen (Lois), Francis (Mary), Henry (Maureen) and Edwin (Bernadine); daughters Stella (John), Louie (George), Ruby (Dudley) and Edith (Ronald); 29 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; and a large circle of relatives and friends. The funeral service took place on March 23, at the Salvation Army Church in Griquet with Capt. Hollett officiating. Interment took place in the church cemetery. His remains rested at the church. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

PATEY, LESTER VANCE
Corner Brook (formerly of St. Anthony)
Jan. 12, 1939 - March 25, 2001
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Lester Patey announce his passing on Sunday, March 25, 2001 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in his 62nd year. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 41 years, Elsie; five daughters, Marion (Wayne) of Ashdale, Nova Scotia, Norma (Glenn) of St. Anthony, Jackie, Nancy (Dennis) and Lori all of Corner Brook; six grandchildren Adam, Amanda, Kayla, Karla, Jeffrey and Ashley; three sisters, Shirley (Ed), Patsy (Terry) and Belle; two brothers, Roy (Mildred) and Glenn (Bonnie); brother-in-law Garry; special aunt and uncle, Blanche and Luke Biles, as well as a very large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father William, mother Chatfield and son-in-law Perry. Visitation took place from K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, West Street, St. Anthony. The funeral service took place on Thursday, from the Salvation Army Citadel, St. Anthony at 2 p.m. with Capt. Mouland officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers or donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association are graciously accepted. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.
“Forever in our Hearts.”

MAJOR, ROBERT
Green Island Brook

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on March 28, 2001. He was in his 50th year. Leaving to mourn wife Winnie; daughters Farrah, Cynthia and Dorothy; grandchildren Matthew, Bonnie, Mark and Patrick; sister Emily (Fred) and brother James. The pallbearers were Isaac Hutchings, Gerald Coates, Carl Cullihall, Jim Parsons, Baxter Hughes and Alvin Way. He was predeceased by his parents Eric and Ellen, sister Shirley and brother Roland. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on March 31 from St. Andrew's Anglican Church in Lower Cove with interment in the church cemetery. His remains rested at the church. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

HEDDERSON, WELBERN LEON
Cook's Harbour

The sudden passing occured on March 29, 2001 as the result of a snowmobile accident. He was in his 25th year. Leaving to mourn father Vernon Hedderson; mother Hazel Hedderson; brother Lloyd (Lorie); nieces Thea and Tori and girlfriend Tina Tatchell; co-workers and friends. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on April 2 from Wesley United Church in Cook's Harbour with interment in the church cemetery. His remains rested at the church. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

CASEY, VINCENT JOSEPH
Conche
Passed peacefully away on March 30, 2001 at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony, Vicent J. Casey in his 78thyear. He leaves to mourn one brother, John (Edna) of Pasadena; three sisters, Lucy Whelan of Corner Brook, Maude O'Neill of Boston and Kay Casey of Toronto; nine nephews; 13 nieces and a large circle of friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Nora, two brothers, Bernard and Clifford and sister Ellen. The funeral service took place at Sacred Heart Parish, Conche on Monday, April 2, 2001. No flowers by request, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. His remains rested at the Church in Conche. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

 

 

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