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The Northern Pen Obituaries
May 2012

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.

 

BROMLEY, Maurice
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Maurice Bromley Jr. of Goose Cove, NL, announce his passing on May 10, 2012. He leaves to mourn his sons Louis (Lillian), Donald (Elva), Anthony (Marilyn), and Edward (Sharon); daughters Joan Saunders (Morris), Bonnie Eddison, Angela Hillier (Barry), Shirley (Dale), Linda Bromley, and Rhonda Carroll (Todd); 25 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers Edward (Anne), Cyril (Alice) and Kevin (Rose); sisters Laura Whiteway, Ida McGrath, Theresa Alyward (John Joe), Anna Alyward (Patrick), as well as a large circle of family and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Theresa, daughters Linda and Bessie, parents Maurice Sr. and Mary Josephine, brothers Ronald and Francis. Visitation was held at the funeral home from where the funeral took place on Monday, May 14 at 11 a.m. Interment followed at the church cemetery in Goose Cove. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Sioban Mauger, funeral director.

COOMBS, Clifton Samuel
Passed peacefully away at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on May 25, 2012, Mr. Clifton Samuel Coombs of Shoal Cove West in his 61st year. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are sisters Alva (Hen), Josie (Harrison), Mary (Melv), and Peggy (Rol), brothers Abe (Laura), Free (Ruby), Bruce (Ivy), and Dwight (Jean) and a large circle of friends and extended family. He was predeceased by his mother Bridget, father Abraham, brothers Oswan and Israel, and sister Irene. Visitation was held at St. Margaret's Anglican Church in Reef's Harbour from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 28 with Rev. Harold Harvey and lay reader Bernice Baines officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes Ltd., St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger, funeral director.

GENGE, Harris
Passed away in a tragic accident on May 7, 2012. Mr. Harris Genge of Anchor Point, NL, in his 57th year. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Jessie; children Nina (Sheldon) and Tristan Harris; grandchildren Skye and Slayde; his siblings Madge (Hubert), Maxwell (Irene), Nelson (Caroline), Clifford (Elizabeth), Wallace (Sheila), and Phyllis (Dudley). He was predeceased by his parents Samuel and Gladys, and brother Wilson. Visitation was held at the St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in Anchor Point from where the funeral service was held on May 11, with Rev. Bob Rowlands officiating. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger, funeral director.

GILLAM, Dorothy Colbourne (Hodder)
Passed peacefully away at home in Corner Brook on Saturday, May 12, 2012, Dorothy Colbourne (Hodder) Gillam at the age of 97 years. She was predeceased by her dear husband William Silas Gillam and brothers Wilson Lloyd Hodder, Frederick G. Bell and John (Buster) Bell. Lovingly remembered by sons Lloyd (Joy) and John; daughter Irma (John) Moores; grandchildren Jason (Susan), Laura, Michael (Chloe), David (Sonya), Catherine, Anthony and Khalayla; great-grandchildren Abby, Ben, Kai and Ian, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. Cremation entrusted to the care of Central Funeral Homes. Funeral service was at Holy Trinity on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 2 p.m. Interment followed at the Interfaith Cemetery, Union Street, Grand Falls-Windsor. Donations gratefully received as expressions of sympathy to one’s charity of choice. To light a memorial candle, leave a condolence or to listen to the funeral service, please visit our website at www.centralfuneralhomes.com

GRIMES, Margaret Jean
Passed in: St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed on: May 20th, 2012
Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, St. John's on Sunday, May 20, 2012, Margaret Jean Grimes of Little Bay Islands, Green Bay, age 79 years. Predeceased by parents: Harvey and Amelia Pomeroy; step-father: Daniel Eastman and brother: Ernie. Left to mourn, husband: Ronald; one daughter: Florence (Bruce) Jenkins, Springdale; five sons: Frank (Gertrude), Carbonear, Dennis (Barbara), Little Bay Islands, Ronald (Donna), Flowers Cove, Ernie (Surina), St. John’s and Daniel (Charlene), Harbour Grace South; daughter-in-law: Juanita Grimes, Springdale; nine grandchildren: Patti-Lynn (Richard), Tara, Jennifer, Nicole (Brent), Peter (Jackie), Christopher (Nikki), Chad (Ashley), Wayne (Amy) and Noah; four great-grandchildren: Joshua, Kaitlyn, Keenan and Brea; one brother: Roy (Neta) Pomeroy, Lewisporte; three sisters: Mollie (Frank) Janes, Embree, Glenys (Ted) Northcott, Appleton and Barbara Pomeroy, St. John’s; sister-in-law: Yvette Boone, La Scie; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rev. Brian Colbourne conducted the funeral service on Tuesday, May 22 at Noel's Memorial Chapel, Water Street, Carbonear. Interment was in the Interfaith Cemetery, Carbonear. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. For additional information please call Noel's Funeral Home at 596-5750 or visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.

GUINCHARD, David Selwyn
It is with great sadness that the family of the late David Guinchard of Port Saunders, NL, announce his passing on Friday, May 4, 2012 at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders at the age of 72 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, sisters Joyce, Port Saunders, Nora, Cow Head, Blanche (Len), Daniel’s Harbour, Ina (John), Deer Lake, and Nancy (Grey), Mississauga, Ontario; brother Bruce, Halifax, Nova Scotia; sisters-in-law Mirilla, New York, Dorcas, Pasadena, and Evelyn, Hawkes Bay, and a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Rufus and Prudence Guinchard, stepmother Carrie, brothers Con, Lawrence and George. Visitation took place at St. John the Divine Anglican Church in Port Saunders on Saturday and Sunday, from where the funeral service took place on Monday, May 7 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Paulette Bugden officiating. Interment followed at the Interfaith Cemetery, Sandy Cove. To sign the family guestbook or to make a memorial donation you may visit our website at www.fillatre.ca

GUSHUE, Susie Gushue
It is with great sadness the family of the late Susie Gushue (Compton), of Englee, NL, (Sept. 13, 1945 - May 14, 2012) announce her passing on May 14, 2012. She leaves to mourn her children Mike (Linda), Kevin (Jocelyn), Joanne, Betty-Lou (Gus), and Glen; grandchildren Andrew and Alicia; friend Cyril Power; sisters Ella Ellsworth, Matilda (Norman), Randell, and Hazel (Ron) Green; brother Ray (Ruth) Compton; in-laws Bride Compton and Edward Gushue as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents from Englee Arthur and Susanna Compton, sisters Alma Barrett, Diane Gushue, Jean Compton, and Margaret Compton, brothers Melern, Lindolph, Edward, Lester, and Alonzo Compton, grandchildren Brooke Suzanne and Steven. Visitation took place on Wednesday, May 16 and Thursday May 17 at the Salvation Army Citadel, Englee. The service took place on Friday at 12 noon at the Salvation Army Citadel, Englee. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

HINKS, Lucia Marie
Lucia Marie Hinks
of Fort McMurray, Alberta, (formerly of Port Saunders, NL) passed away at the age of 45 years in Edmonton, Alberta. She is lovingly remembered by her husband Shawn Genge; children Marissa and Sarah; mother Genevieve; and brothers and sisters. Lucia was predeceased by her father Arthur Thomas. Friends visited St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Port Saunders on Wednesday evening and Thursday from where the funeral service was held on Friday, April 20 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Lee Lainey officiating. Interment followed at the Interfaith Cemetery, Sandy Cove. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre’s Funeral Home, Port au Choix. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donations may be made through our website at www.fillatre.ca

HOUSE, Margaret Hilda
It is with great sadness that the families of Margaret House (Oct. 31, 1954 - May 30, 2012) of Daniel's Harbour, NL announce her passing at the Bonne Bay Health Centre, in Norris Point on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at the age of 57 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories her special friend Robert Hynes; her children Wavey (Brent Perry), and Ivan (Donna); her grandchildren Angelina, James, and Gracie; her mother Rita; her brothers Dave (Elaine), Gregory (Alma), Allan (Roxanne), Eric (Lucy), and Phillip (Rosemary) and Roland (Brenda); her sisters Murial (Barry), Rosemary (Jeffrey), and Phyllis (Bruce). She also leaves to mourn a large number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives, family and friends. Margaret was predeceased by her father Riley, brother Samuel, brother-in-law Wayne and nephew James, grandparents Hardy and Myrtle House and Philip and Helen Thornhill. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service took place on Saturday, June 2, at 2 p.m. at the Anglican Church in Daniel's Harbour with Bishop Leonard Whitten officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery in Daniel's Harbour. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parsons Funeral Home and Chapel, 63 North Main Street, Deer Lake. To sign the guest book or send a message of condolence, please visit our web page at www.parsonsfuneralhome.com

PILGRIM, Annie Louise
Passed peacefully away at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on May 8, 2012. Mrs. Annie Louise Pilgrim of St. Lunaire-Griquet, NL, in her 86th year. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her children Carl, Olive (Doug Boone), Alvohn (Maysie), Shirley (Piercy Patey), Lucy (Robert Wells), Nelson, Lindy (Elizabeth), Lewis (Leona), Cassie (Oliver Hynes), Dan (Caroline), Dave (Elaine), Jackie (Stewart Froude); 26 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three brothers; one sister; numerous other relatives; special friend Caleb; and many friends. She was predeceased by her husband Chesley, son Carl, and daughter Olive. Visitation was held at the funeral home and at Calvary Pentecostal Church in Griquet from where the funeral service took place at 12 p.m. on Friday, May 11. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger, funeral director.

ROSE, Ralph Daniel
Passed away in a tragic accident on May 1, 2012. Mr. Ralph Daniel Rose of St. Carol's, NL, in his 64th year. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories is his wife of 43 years Pearl; his children Kathy (Neil), Jamie (Kim), and Chris; his two precious grandchildren Adam and Kaleb; five sisters; two brothers; and a large circle of extended family and dear friends. He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, and one sister. Visitation was held at the funeral home followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. on May 6 with Rev. Stephanie McClellan officiating followed by cremation. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

RUMBOLT, Lawrence
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we, the family announce the passing of Lawrence Rumbolt of Mary's Harbour, NL. Dad passed away on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 at Harbourview Manor in Mary's Harbour surrounded by his loving family. Dad was a strong and determined man throughout his life and in his death. He was proud and instilled that trait in all of us. To be proud of who we are and where we come from. Dad was born in the small fishing village of Indian Cove, Labrador on July 5th, 1943. Dad was one of six children born to Eliza and Thomas Rumbolt. He grew up and went to school in Indian Cove and was a fisherman. He married Barbara Ann Stone of Henley Harbour and together they fished for many years at Indian Cove until they moved to Mary's Harbour. Dad is predeceased by his parents Eliza and Thomas Rumbolt, sister Doreen and brothers Ruben and Chesley. Dad leaves behind his loving wife of 44 years, Barbara and his children Nancy, Yvonne, Keith (Cheryl), Sherry (Paul), Bradley (Andrea) and his cherished grandchildren Hailey, Nicholas, Carlie Ann, Colin, Andrew and Natalie, as well as his brothers Paul (Ivy), Wilfred (Ethel), and Myrtle (Reg Elgar). The family wishes to extend our deepest gratitude to the staff of Harbourview Manor and the Mary's Harbour Clinic for all of their care. Also a very special thank you to Nurse Lana Fillier who provided comfort and care to Dad over the past six years and during his final hours. The funeral took place on Friday, May 11th at 10 a.m., at St. Mary's Anglican Church in Mary's Harbour. The Interment followed in Indian Cove at 2 p.m.

SIMMS, Phyllis
Passed peacefully away at the John M. Gray Center in St. Anthony on May 28, 2012, Mrs. Phyllis Simms of St. Anthony NL, in her 86th year. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her only beloved son John (Ada) and two precious grandchildren Matthew and Ashley, also extended family and dear friends. She was predeceased by her husband Rueben and her 11 brothers and sisters. Visitation was held at Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home in St. Anthony followed by the funeral service which took place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 30 at the United Church in St. Anthony. Interment followed at the Fishing Point United Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, http://www.inmemoriam.ca/media/images/icons/icon_calendar.gifneral director

WATTON, Laura
Passed peacefully at the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on May 9, 2012, Mrs. Laura Watton of St. Anthony, NL, in her 97th year. Leaving to mourn her daughter Peggy as well as many nieces and nephews and extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Arthur and Jessie Patey, brothers George, Garland, Joseph and Donald, sister Dorothy and Charlotte. Visitation was held at the funeral home followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 with Rev. Stephanie McClellan officiating. Interment followed at Fishing Point United Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger, funeral director.

 

 

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