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The Northern Pen Obituaries
May 2002

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 May 2002

 

RUMBOLT SR., FENTON
Port au Choix

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Fenton Rumbolt announce his passing at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders on Thursday, May 2, 2002. He was in his 79th year. Leaving to mourn his loving wife Nellie of 53 years; sons Hank, Loman (Dinah), Fenton Jr., Craig (Rowena), Brendan (Sheryl) and Todd ( Sandy ); daughters Faye ( Sidney ) Buckle, Avelina (Reg) Rumbolt, Mary and Pearl (Jim) Brown; brothers Henry, Guy and Jack; 14 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a large circle of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by children Dennis, Patrick, Lyman, Roy and Flowery. The family received friends at Fillatre's Funeral Home in Port au Choix. The funeral service took place at St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church in Port au Choix at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 6 with Father Terry officiating. Interment followed at the Interfaith Cemetery in Sandy Cove. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix.

ELLIOTT, JOHN (JACK)
St. Anthony

It is with great sadness that the family of the late John (Jack) Elliott announce his passing at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Friday, May 3, 2002. He was in his 70th year. He leaves to mourn sister Charlotte and her husband Richard Simms; brothers Garland, Hayward (Lillian), Raymond (Irene) and Leonard (Elsie); a large number of loving nephews and nieces, and a very large number of friends. Jack was born, raised and spent his working life at Cook's Harbour. Upon retirement he moved to St. Anthony and resided at Shirley's Haven. He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Effie, and brothers Walter and James. Family received friends at K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony. The funeral service took place at 2:00 p.m. on Monday from St. Mary's Anglican Church in St. Anthony with Rev. Ross Rumbolt officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

HILLIER, HEDLEY RUBEN
Happy Valley-Goose Bay

It is with great sadness that the family of Hedley Hillier announce his sudden passing on May 4, 2002 at the Labrador Health Centre in his 75th year. Leaving to mourn wife Isabella (nee Canning); sons Frank (Gloria) and Tobias (Mavis); daughters Shirley (Champ) and Olive (Chris); stepsons Charles, Don and Shawn; stepdaughters Juanita, Leah, Ruth, Sue, Fern, Phyllis and Angela; brothers Ralph (Ann) and Alex (Sybil); sister Alva (Baxter); eight grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. The family received friends at Calvary Pentecostal Tabernacle in Griquet from where the funeral took place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, with Pastor Andrews officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations can be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home Ltd., Cliff Wells, funeral director, Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Holly Brown, funeral director, Port au Choix.

TAYLOR, SAMUEL
Forrester's Point

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on May 5, 2002. He was in his 67th year. Leaving to mourn wife Beatrice; sons Isiah (Myrtle), James (Joyce) and Baxter (Chickie); daughters Emily Jane (Danny Lavallee) and Joanna (Todd McLean); 11 grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. Family received friends at the Anglican Church in Black Duck Cove from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on May 8 with Rev. Drover officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

CULL, THOMAS
Great Brehat

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial hospital in St. Anthony on May 5, 2002. He was in his 83rd year. He leaves to mourn wife Faustina; sons Roderick (Barb), Hayward (Joan) and Jim (Marilyn); daughter Ruby (Glenn) Penney; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren;brother Augustus; niece Emma (Cull) Richards; sisters-in-law Dulcie Cull, Nellie Cull, May Taylor and Beulah Sulley; brothers of the Loyal Orange Lodge #126, and a large circle of family and friends. He was predeceased by parents Joseph and Sarah Cull, brothers Hayward, Henry, Clarence, Shem, Joseph, Maxwell and Bill Smith, sisters Vickie Pilgrim, Daisy Pilgrim, Ida Compton, and Emma (Hiscock) Peyton. The family received friends at K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home in St. Anthony. The funeral service took place on Tuesday, May 7 at the United Church in St. Anthony with Rev. John Maich officiating. Interment followed at the United Cemetery in Great Brehat. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

PEARSON, Walter Anthony
1943-2002
Died peacefully on May 7, 2002 at the Jewish General Hospital. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Pat Kelly, his brothers and sisters, Christine, Fred, Peter, Linda, and Diane, all of California, and the Hinks and Caines families in Newfoundland as well as many other friends. A funeral service was celebrated on May 10 at St. Thomas A. Beckett in Pierrefonds. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Rideau Funeral Home. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as marks of sympathy.

TAYLOR, REUBEN E.
Raleigh
Passed away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on May 9, 2002. He was in his 58th year. He leaves to mourn wife Lucy; sons Raymond (Hazel) and Rex (Tammy); daughter Pansy (Gerald) Russell; grandchildren Vanessa, Travis, Kerry Lynn, Kellie Rae, Rhonda, Cody and Taylor Joy, and a circle of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by parents Edgar and Sybil Taylor and daughter Joy Taylor. Family received friends at his late residence in Raleigh . The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on May 12 at the United Church in Raleigh with Rev. Davis officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

RANDELL, ADAM MAXWELL
Bide Arm
Passed away peacefully at Roddickton Community Health Centre in Roddickton on May 9, 2002. He was in his 82nd year. He leaves to mourn wife Winnie; sons James (Barbara), Eddie (Marlene) of Bide Arm, and Terry (Sheila) of Corner Brook; daughters Shirley (Guy) Hancock of Sudbury and Nellie (Graham) Hancock of Bide Arm; brothers Charlie Randell of Roddickton and Daniel Randell of Bide Arm; sisters Zela Randell of Bide Arm, Hettie Hempshallof Sheffield, England, Chatfield Randell of Englee, Nellie Humby of Roddickton and Lucy Fillier of Englee; 21 grandchildren;12 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Visitation took place at the Apostolic Faith Church at Bide Arm from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 12 with Pastor Chris Hewlett officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, Roddickton, Brian Pilgrim, funeral director.

COADY, JAMES (JUNIOR)
Cape Broyle

Passed peacefully away at his home in the presence of his loving family, after a very courageous battle with cancer on May 11, 2002, James Coady, age 60 years. Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 35 years Ann(Madore); his children Juanita, Deanie Dubois (Rick), Jamie (fiancee Lorna Oates) and Janice; grandchildren Scott and Heather Dubois; brothers Steve (Irene), Ernest (Eileen); sisters Mildred (Vernon Mays), Anne (Bob Mahlitz), Agnes (John Howard), Phyllis (Charlie Walsh), Catherine (Vince Billard) and Doris (Eric Arsenault). Also leaving to mourn sisters-in-law Estelle Coady and Rosemary Coady; the Madore family; a special little friend Danielle Dalton, who brightened many of his days, and a large circle of relatives and friends. Predeceased by his darling twin boys Rene and Rodney, his parents Jim and Josephine, his brothers Robert, Edward and Frank, and other members of the Coady and Power families, and a special Uncle Charles. Visitation was held at Ryan's Funeral Home, Bay Bulls. Mass of Christian burial took place on Tuesday, May 14 at 2 p.m from Immaculate Conception Church, Cape Broyle . Interment followed at Our Lady of the Cape Roman Catholic Cemetery, Cape Broyle . Donations may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre in his name, or flowers gratefully accepted.
Junior was a special person who was loved by anyone who was fortunate to have met him. May he rest in peace. "Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad."

TOOPE, ALBERT
Black Duck Cove
Passed away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on May 13, 2002. He was in his 86th year. He leaves to mourn daughters Alma (John) and Rowena (Roland); sons William, Jacob (Catherine) and Raymond (Enid); sister Emily Coates; brother Benjamin Toope; nephew Jacob (Vivian); special niece Mary Rachel (Bruce) Genge; Lorraine Toope (the late Wilfred Toope); grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews and other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by wife Maria and daughter Melina. Visitation took place at the Anglican Church in Black Duck Cove from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 with Rev. Drover officiating. Interment followed at Darby's Island . Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

TOOPE, ALBERT
Black Duck Cove

Passed away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on May 13, 2002. He was in his 86th year. He leaves to mourn daughters Alma (John) and Rowena (Roland); sons William, Jacob (Catherine) and Raymond (Enid); sister Emily Coates; brother Benjamin Toope; nephew Jacob (Vivian); special niece Mary Rachel Genge (Bruce);Lorraine Toope (the late Wilfred Toope); grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews and other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by wife Maria and daughter Melina. Visitation took place at the Anglican Church in Black Duck Cove from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 with Rev. Drover officiating. Interment followed at Current Island . Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

COOMBS, NELLIE
Plum Point
Passed away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on May 13, 2002. She was in her 67th year. She leaves to mourn husband Lawrence; mother Edna Gibbons; sons Winston ( Meta )and Harrison (Lori); sisters Carrie Hodge and Myrtle Coombs; brothers Jacob Gibbons and Winston Gibbons; grandson Gregory Gould and other relatives and friends. Visitation took place at the Anglican Church in Plum Point from where the funeral service took place at 11 a.m. on May 15 with Rev. Drover officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery at Pond Cove Road . Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director

LAVERS, HENRY
Port Saunders
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Henry Lavers announce his passing on Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at Health Science Centre in St. John's at the age of 63 years. He leaves to mourn brothers John (Eliza) and Ben (Audrey); sisters Mary (George), Amy (Vandor), Veronica (Bruce), Angela, Rose (George) Easton and Gertie (Melvin), and a large circle of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Isadore and Mary Ann Lavers, brother Arthur and sister Maude Mitchell. The family received friends at St. Joseph 's Roman Catholic Church in Port Saunders from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 with Father Terry officiating. Interment followed at Interfaith Cemetery in Sandy Cove. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix.

STONE, GRACE ELIZABETH
April 17, 1946 - May 16, 2002
St. Anthony

Passed away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on May 16, 2002 after her long and courageous battle with cancer. She was in her 56th year. She leaves to mourn husband Roderick; daughter Diane Webber; sons Darrell (Angie) and Dwayne; mother Blanche (Norman) Robinson; sisters Shirley (Walter) Parsons, Ena Roberts, Phyllis (Eric) Montague and Triffie (Albert) Roberts; brothers Ephriam (Karen) Simms, Gordon (Daphne) Simms, Wade (Christine) Simms, Ivan (Phyllis Simms) and Dale (Rose) Simms; grandchildren Mary Elizabeth, Julia, Brayden and Matthew, and a large circle of relatives and friends. She is predeceased by her father Harvey Simms and sister Nellie Simms. Visitation took place at the funeral Home in St. Anthony. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 at the Salvation Army Church in St. Anthony with Capts. Richard and Trudy Mouland officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

NICHOLAS, JOSEPH
Aug. 1, 1933-May 18, 2002

It is with sadness that the family of the late Joseph Nicholas announce his passing on May 18, 2002 at the High Prairie Hospital, High Prairie, Alberta at the age of 68 years. Leaving to mourn mother Lucy; sons Alwyn (Emily), Wesley (Marion) and Glen; daughters Cindy and Marion; nine grandchildren; brothers Albert (Lil), Calvin (Sybil) and Charlie. He is predeceased by his father Noah on Feb. 8, 2002. The funeral service took place at the Anglican Church in High Prairie on May 23 with interment in the church cemetery.

RUMBOLT, CLIFFORD
73 years
1928 - 2002

Passed away on May 20, 2002 after a brief period of illness, Clifford Rumbolt. He was formerly of Port Hope Simpson and has been residing at Guardian Angel Care Home in Lark Harbour, NF. When he became ill, he had to be transported to Western Memorial Regional Hospital where he succumbed to his illness. Clifford was a well respected citizen of Port Hope Simpson for many years and will be sadly missed by family and friends alike. He leaves to mourn brothers Harold of Port Hope Simpson, James of St. Anthony, Israel who resides at Guardian Angel Home in Lark Harbour and Stanley who resides at Clarke's Beach Senior Citizens Home; sister Myrtle Parr (Robert) of Port Hope Simpson, and a large number of nieces and nephews. The funeral service took place on Thursday, May 23 at Calvary Pentecostal Tabernacle in Port Hope Simpson with Pastor Eugene Gillett officiating, assisted by Pastors Claude and Geralda Kippenhuck. Claude, nephew of the deceased delivered the funeral message. Interment followed at the church cemetery. A special note of appreciation to the staff of Guardian Angel Home for taking such good care of Mr. Rumbolt for the past five years. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Corner Brook . History was made as they transported the deceased to Port Hope Simpson over the new Trans Labrador Highway . It was the first hearse ever to arrive in that community.

CARROLL, MARY BEATRICE
Roddickton

Passed away suddenly following an automobile accident on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 in Deer Lake, NF in her 73rd year. Left with fond and loving memories are her loving husband of 54 years Gerald; children Cecilia (David Chislett), John (Edna), Jerome (Bonnie Blake), Beatrice (Lester Sainsbury), Monica (Ed Curtis), Gerald, Bernetta (Cathy McGrath), Chris and Bert (Kara White); sisters Amelia (Anthony) and Ellen-Ann (Mart) and brother Peter (Veronica), all of Roddickton; 20 grandchildren including special grandchildren Darlene and Barbara Murley (Dale); 18 great-grandchildren, and a large circle of friends and relatives, especially special friends Rhoda Fillier and Jessie Simms. She is predeceased by parents Margaret (1979) and James (1966) Dempsey, daughter Patricia (December 1994), and sister Anastasia (August 1997).
Mary was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Her loving and giving nature was a gift to all who knew her. Sincerest apologies to those close family and friends inadvertently omitted from the original notice. "The World's Most Gentle Mom".

 

 

Page contributed by Floyd Letto

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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