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The Northern Pen Obituaries
March 2005

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 2005

 

TUCKER, NATHANIEL
Reef's Harbour
Oct. 6, 1929 - March 2, 2005

Passed away peacefully at Western Memorial Hospital in Corner Brook on March 2, 2005. He was in his 75th year. He leaves to mourn children Wilson, Effie Samson (Con), Patsy Hynes and Pam Coombs (Hiram) of Reef's Harbour, David (Diane) of Windsor, Ontario, and Cindy Blagdon (David) of Amherst, Nova Scotia; grandchildren Kim Hughes (Rocky) and Sandy Hynes (Neil) of Brampton, Ontario, Brian Hynes and Joe Gaudett of Devon, Alberta, Jennifer, Sammy-Jo and Natalie Tucker of Windsor, Ontario, and Dylan Blagdon of Amherst, Nova Scotia; great-grandchild Jadea Hughes of Brampton; brothers Harold and Clyde; sisters Josie and Sylvia, as well as a large circle of other family and friends. He is predeceased by his wife Virgina, parents Philemon and Mary, brothers Joseph and Phillip, and sister Bridget. Visitation took place at St. Margaret's Anglican Church in Reef's Harbour from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 5 with Rev. Jean Brenton-Hickman officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

GIBBONS, MARY JANE
Pigeon Cove Jan. 16, 1915 - Mar. 3, 2005

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mary Jane Gibbons announce her passing on Thursday, March 3, 2005 at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony n the presence of her family, at the age of 90 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories children Harrison (Wannie), Annie (Martin), Noel (Sophie), Barbara (Nathaniel), Doreen (Colin), George (Ivy), Mildred (Howard), Emeline (Whyman) and Linda (Gary); 22 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two sisters Caroline Williams and Amelia Dredge; adopted sister Edna Gibbons; sister-in-law Winnie Bonnell, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Norman. Visitations took place at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Black Duck Cove on Friday and Saturday from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 6 with Rev. Ross Rumbolt officiating. Interment followed in the Anglican Cemetery in Black Duck Cove. As expressions of sympathy, flowers were graciously accepted. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

JOHNSON, IVY
St. Anthony

Passed very peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital on March 8, 2005 in her 87th year. Leaving to mourn with precious memories her children Millicent, Eva (Butch), Guy (Evelyn) and Elaine (Todd); grandchildren Robert, Randy, Sharon, Perry, Tracey, Angela, Kathy, Jonathon and Zachery; 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; sisters Flossie (Norman Parrill), Ellen (Herbert Worthman); brothers Llewlyn, Elijah and Valen; nieces and nephews, family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Alfred; grandchildren Merona and Kerilynn; son-in-law Abraham Compton, parents Harvey and Eva Taylor, sisters Evelyn and Bertha and brother Ernest. Visitation took place at the Salvation Army Church in St. Anthony from where the frneral service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 11 with Capt. Richard Mouland officiating. Interment followed in the Salvation Army Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

HURLEY, EVELYN MARY
Conche, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Evelyn Hurley announce her passing on Friday, March 11, 2005 at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders at the age of 69 years. She leaves to mourn sisters Edna Wiseman of Roddickton, Marie Hurley, Margaret Hurley and Kathleen (Ed) Johnson of St. John's, Gertie (William) Reardon and Mary Bryne of Roddickton and Angus Reardon of Goose Cove; brothers Fred Hurley (Margaret) of Croque, Ben Hurley of St. John's, Frank Byrne (Donna) of Roddickton, Steven Byrne (Anne) of Conche, Micheal Byrne (Vivian) of Grand Lapiere, and a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Thomas ans Emma Hurley. The family received friends at Sacred Heart Parish Church in Conche on Saturday and Sunday from where the funeral service will take place on Monday, March 14 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Jim Robertson officiating. As expressions of sympathy flowers were graciously accepted of donations cam be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fillatre Funeral Home, Port au Choix.

WAY, ELIJA BENJAMIN
Savage Cove
Jan. 11, 1921 - March 12, 2005

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Elija Benjamin Way announce his passing on Saturday, March 12, 2005, at John M. Gray Centre in St. Anthony, in the presence of his family, at the age of 84 years. He leaves to mourn his wife Dora; children Lige (Emma), George (Elaine), Lucy, Wavie (Earl), Jane (Bruce), Melv (Emily), John (Flora), Glenn (Vira), Watson (Roselyn) and Donna (Sam); 17 grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; sister Winnie (Frank Simms); sister-in-law Hazel Way, as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by parents George and Lucy Way, son-in-law Clarence Myers, brother John and sisters Bessie Simms, Virge Breton, Rita Way, Ellen Way, Jane Rose, Edna Rose and Carrie Burssey. Visitation took place at St. Mark's Anglican Church in Savage Cove from Sunday to Tuesday, from where the funeral service was held on Wednesday with Rev. Stephen Make officiating. Interment followed in the Anglican Cemetery in Savage Cove. As expressions of sympathy flowers were graciously accepted. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Bear Cove/ Port au Choix.

COLBOURNE, STELLA
St. Anthony

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on March 12, 2005. She was in her 75th year. She leaves to mourn daughters Rachel Hirtl, Juanita (Grenfell) Blake, Priscilla (Gerald) Colbourne, Eloisa Colbourne and Cenith (Melvin) Compton; son Earl Colbourne and a grandson she raised Leon Blake; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters Isabella (Hector), Deborah (Harold), Ivy and Gladys (Clayton); brothers Ronald (Lori), Everton (Doris), Aaron (Winnie), as well as a large number of nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her husband William, daughters Judy and Ivy, grandson Timothy, parents John and Eliza Pittman, son-in-law Ivan Hirtle, and brother-in-law Maxwell Decker. She will be lovingly remembered by all who knew her. Visitation took place at the Salvation Army Church in St. Anthony from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16 with Capt. Richard Mouland officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

GILLARD, ENOS
Roddickton

Today we pay our last respects to Enos William Gillard of Roddickton. At. Englee, on July 20, 1923, Enos was the first child born to the family of Job and Alberta Gillard. Following him were Rosie (deceased), Nellie (deceased), Evangline, Ivan, Velma, Violet and Robert (Bob).
      On Oct. 17, 1944 Enos married Minnie Randell at Englee but later moved to Roddickton. Their 11 children were Rita, Susie, Ralph, Donald, Arthur, Rhoda Mae (deceased), Elsie, Triffie, Violet, Lorraine and Kevin. Also, very much a part of the family was granddaughter Linda. Having such a large family, he was very loyal in supporting them. He did engage in some different occupations such as fishing, working in the woods, a carpenter (worked on the hospital, foreman on the school, and worked in Nain, etc.)And worked with the Department of Highways for 13 years as a heavy equipment operator.
     It was on March 27, 1988 his wife Minnie, died. On Nov. 20, 1993 he was united in marriage with Annie Gillard. In his years of retirement they did many things together including river fishing, hunting, berry picking, at the firewood, etc., and faithfully attended church together. In the last few months, he had not been so well and spent a few days in hospital, yet continued to be somewhat active.
     This past Saturday night, March 12, 2005, he told some stories to his visiting company and many laughs went with it. He had a good sense of humor. Before retiring for the night he got a bath and then kneeled by his bed to pray. While talking to the Lord, one he served for many years, the Lord called him to his heavenly home. When his wife checked on him, he had already passed from this life but still on his knees.
     Because of his passing he will be sadly missed by his wife Annie; daughters Rita (Tom) Ryan, Susie (Edgar)Randell, and Elsie of Roddickton, Triffie Mclean of Edmonton, Alberta, Violet (Lawrence) Humby of Labrador City and Lorraine of Roddickton; granddaughter Linda of Roddickton; sons Ralph (Lorraine) of Edmonton, Donald (Ruth) of Roddickton, Arthur (Linda) of Richvalley, Alberta and Kevin (Carla) of Toronto, Ontario; 20 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren, and a large number of relatives and friends. Visitation took place at the Apostolic Faith Church in Roddickton from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 18 with Pastor Rene Cassell officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home in Roddickton, Dwayne Parsons, funeral director.

MURRIN, CATHERINE "KITTY"
St. Anthony

Passed peacefully away, surrounded by family, at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on March 13, 2005, age 86. Leaving to mourn with a lifetime of memories are; Four sons, John (Bridget), Capt. Herbert (Theresa), Felix (Vera) and Gordon (Mary); seven daughters, Agnes Ruddy (William), Bridget Lewis, Angela Kean (Joseph), Anne Walker (Raymond), Phyllis Sinyard (James), Shirlely Simms (Truman) and Ellen Bock (Allan); special daughter Andrea Colbourne (Ross); grandchildren Jerome, Jeffrey, Michael, Patricia, Denise, Karen, Dwayne, Mark, Jonathan, Andrew, Sean, Cathy, Michelle, Jessica, Melanie, Krista, Reggie, Nicole, Gregory, Sara, Shari, Monica, Brian, Kate, Vanessa, Daniel and Catlin; 11 great-grandchildren; and a wide circle of extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert, granddaughters Felicia Murrin and Judi Fine, and her son-in-law George Lewis. Visitation took place at the funeral home on West Street, St. Anthony. The funeral service was! held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 18 at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Goose Cove officiated by Fr. Jim Robertson. Interment followed at the cemetery, Goose Cove. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.
"A mother's love is a blessing"

TAYLOR, STEWART
Ship Cove

Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's on March 15, 2005. He was in his 79th year. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all those who knew him. He leaves to mourn brothers Sidney, Otto and Lancelot, as well as a large circle of family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Lydia and Jordan Taylor, sister Mae, brothers Isaiah, Robert, Norman and Thomas, as well as a circle of other relatives and friends. Visitation took place at the Pentecostal Church in Ship Cove from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 with Pastor Bennett officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony,Lee Nippard, funeral director.

DREDGE, ABRAHAM
Black Duck Cove

Passed very peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on March 16, 2005 in his 80th year. Leaving to mourn with precious and loving memories wife Gladys; son Abraham George; daughter-in-law Amelia Dredge; sisters Thelma (William Coates) and Kitty (The late Joseph Elms); sisters-in-law Sadie (the late John Dredge) and Amelia (the late Roland Dredge); brother-in-law Anthony White (the late Cinderella White), as well as a circle of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased y his father, mother, brothers and sisters. Visitation took place at St. Mary's Anglican Church in Black Duck Cove on Thursday and Friday from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 with Rev. Ross Rumbolt officiating. Interment followed in the Anglican Cemetery in Black Duck Cove. As expressions of sympathy, flowers were graciously accepted. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Huchings, funeral director.

HANCOCK, BEULAH
Roddickton

Passed peacefully away at White Bay Health Centre on March 16, 2005. She was in her 63rd year. She leaves to mourn her husband Stanley; children Greta (Freeman), Jackie (Dave), Greg, Brenda (Troy) and Patsy (Hardy); grandchildren Michael, Chad, Nicholas, Erica and Dexter; mother Mary Blanchard; brothers Calvin (Mildred), Jasper (Brenda) and David (Marjorie); sisters Anne (Rudolph), Marjorie and Patsy (Melvin) as well as numerous relatives and friends. Visitation took place at the Pentecostal Church in Roddickton from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 20 with Pastor Keith Simms officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, Roddickton, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

RANDELL, STANLEY CHARLES
Norris Point
Aug. 17, 1918 - March 18, 2005

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Stanley Charles Randell announce his passing on Friday, March 18, 2005 at the Bonne Bay Health Centre in his 87th year. He will be sadly missed by his children Hilda (Herbert) Loder, Robert (Selma), Garfield (Laura), Gideon (Betty), Richard (Doris) and Belinda (Leo) Tobin; 27 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Hazel and Dulcie, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Winnifred Maude, daughter Effie Deliah, parents Frances and James, sister Deliah (Frederick) Loder and brothers George, Sidney and Frederick. Visitation took place at the Anglican Church in Norris Point from where the funeral services was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 20 with Cannon Olsson officiating. Interment followed at the family plot. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Street, Deer Lake.
"Forever in our hearts"

BYRNE, JOAN (GIBBONS)
Passed peacefully away on March 20, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer, Joan Byrne, age 46 years. Leaving to mourn husband Jim; son Tim; her father and mother Fergus and Elizabeth Gibbons; brothers Derrick (Cheryl), Wayne (Sue) and Barry (Cathy); nephew Michael; nieces Melissa, Crystal and Gloria; father and mother-in-law Jim and Helen Byrne; sisters-in-law Karla (Michael), Lee Anne (Michael) and Mary Ellen (Stephen), as well as a number of special uncles, aunts, and close friends Michelle Lacoure and Judy Poole. She was predeceased by uncle Pat and aunt Gert Stack. Visitation took place at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road on Monday and Tuesday. Funeral mass took place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23 at St. Joseph's Church in Petty Harbour. Interment followed in the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Petty Harbour. Flowers were graciously accepted or donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.

GAULTON, DIANE (NOSEWORTHY)
Nov. 28, 1948 - March 21, 2005

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Diane Gaulton announce her passing on Monday, March 21, 2005 at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony at the age of 56 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her husband Philip and sons Brian (Cindy) and Robert (Kimberly); son-in-law James; grandchildren Victoria, Damon, Tyler and Hailey; brothers and sisters Bold (Susan), Irene (Garfield) Stevens, Eliza (Joseph) Hill, Llewelyn (Virgina), Ruth (Wayne) Bobinski, Ada (Seymour) Gaulton and their families; mother Nora, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her daughter Colleen and father Josiah. Visitation took place at St. Mark's Anglican Church in Savage Cove on Tuesday from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23 with Rev. Steven Maki officiating. Interment followed in the Anglican Cemetery in Savage Cove. As expressions of sympathy, flowers were graciously accepted. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix/ Bear Cove

BENNETT, FLORA
St. Paul's
June 22, 1916 - March 23, 2005

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Flora Bennett announce her passing on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at Bonne Bay Health Centre, Norris Point in the presence of her family, at the age of 88 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her sons Kevin (Marie) and Matthew (Nina), both of St. Paul's; daughters Yvonne LeRoux (Brian) of Stephenville, Pauline Ryan (Raymond) of Codroy Valley, Bernadette LeRoux (Gordon) of Stephenville, Monica Avelino of Brampton, Ontario, Rita Coles (Albert) of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Nora Colbourne of St. Paul's, Christina Barnes (Larry) and Jane Crewe (Ralph), both of Labrador City; special daughter (granddaughter) Venece Biggin (Walter) of Daniel's Harbour; 37 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; brother Bradley House (Margaret); sisters Winnie Perry and Rillie Hall, as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Stanley, daughter Vevian and son Jerome, mother Caroline House, father John A. Brake, brother Clayton House and sister Doris Payne. The family received friends at Our Lady of the Coast Roman Catholic Church from where the funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 25 with Fr. Kelly officiating. Interment followed at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in St. Paul's. As expressions of sympathy, flowers were graciously accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, 10 Clinic Drive, Deer Lake. To make a memorial donation or to sign our guest book, visit our website at www.fillatre.ca

SIMMS, TOBIAS
St. Anthony

Passed away on March 30, 2005 at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony in his 74th year. He leaves to mourn his wife Ella; children Ron (Vera), Audrey Dunphy (John), Brenda Reardon (Joe), Carl (Trudi) and Denise Patey (Cris); grandchildren Gillian and Michael Dunphy, Shannon and Donny Reardon, Tyler Simms, Ryan Parrill and Melissa and Jessica Patey; sisters Lucy Nicholas and Stella Carpenter, nieces and nephews, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. Visitation took place at the Pentecostal Church in St. Anthony from where the funeral was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 4 with Pastor Combdon officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Flowers were graciously accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

DREDGE, JAMES SR.
Black Duck Cove
Aug. 27, 1919 - March 31, 2005

It is with great sadness that the family of the late James Dredge Sr. announce his passing on Thursday, March 31, 2005 at Strait of Belle Isle Health Centre in Flowers Cove in his 85th year. He will be sadly missed by his Children Hubert (Madge), Daniel (Augustine) and Sheila (Clayton); six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister Winnie Bonnell; sister-in-law Mary Ann Dredge, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his loving wife Ruby Dredge, parents Daniel and Annie, brothers William, Lorenzo, Leonard and Nathaniel, and sisters Rhoda and Debbie. Visitation took place at the Anglican Church in Black Duck Cove from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 4 with Capt. Jason Haggstrom, officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.
"Forever in our Hearts"

LETTO, ROGER GEORGE
Blanc Sablon

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Roger Letto announce his passing in Blanc Sablon on March 31, 2005 at the age of 45 years. Leaving to mourn with fond memories his wife Lena; sons Eric and Jeremy; daughter Amanda; grandchild Hailey; parents George and Susie Letto; brother Ross (Charlotte); sisters Wanda (Wade), Elaine (Henry), Lorena (Mark) and Elva (Christopher); nephews Mitchell, Mark, Brian and Matthew; nieces Miranda, Alana, Shannon, Danielle, Savannah, Keitha and Vickie, as well as a large circle of other family and friends. He was predeceased by his nephew Jamie. Visitors were received at the Anglican Church in L'Anse au Clair on Friday and Saturday from where the funeral service was held at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 3 with Rev. Roberta Woodman officiating, assisted by Rev. Norman Cutler and Fr. Tim Moriarity. Interment followed in the church cemetery in L'Anse au Clair. As expressions of sympathy flowers were graciously accepted. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, L'Anse au Loup.

 

 

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