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The Northern Pen Obituaries
November 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 November 2001

 

BUSSEY, GARLAND BENJAMIN
Passed peacefully away on Nov. 1, 2001 at the Harry L. Paddon Memorial Home in Happy Valley-Goose Bay at the age of 105 years. Leaving to mourn daughters Vera Budgell (companion Able Hughes) and Violet Rowsell (Stan) of Happy Valley-Goose Bay; sons Hecter (Ann) of Glovertown, Roy (Mae) of St. Lunaire; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. from the United Church in St. Lunaire with interment in the church cemetery. Mr. Bussey was a veteran of the First World War. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix.

GAULTON, HOWARD
Savage Cove

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Howard Gaulton announces his passing on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001. He was in his 58th year. He leaves to mourn brothers Nathaniel (Rita), Wilson (Lorraine) of Devon, Alberta and Androcles (Bonnie) of Savage Cove; sisters Amy (Clyde) of Forrester's Point, Ethel (Roy) and Olive (Isaac) of Savage Cove; eight nephews, 17 nieces and a circle of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Richard and Dora, and sister Isabella. The family received friends at St. Mark's Anglican Church in Savage Cove from where the funeral service took place on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Robert Elder officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery in Savage Cove. As expressions of sympathy flowers graciously accepted or donations can be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix, Holly Brown, funeral director.

BROWN, CASPER
It is with great sadness that the family of Casper Brown announces his sudden passing on Nov. 11, 2001 at the Labrador Health Centre in his 53rd year. Leaving to mourn his loving wife Bernice (nee Fillier); son Jeffrey; daughter Patricia (Clive) of England; father Abraham; sister Juanita of St. John's; brothers Rick (Josiee) of Nova Scotia, Carl (Wanda) of Nova Scotia and Wayde (Kimberly) of St. John's; grandchildren Bailey and Makayla. The family received relatives and friends at Fillatre's Funeral Home, 45 Aspen Road , Happy Valley-Goose Bay . He was predeceased by his mother Olive in 1991 and sister Virtue Velma in 1956. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. from the Pentecostal Church in Happy Valley-Goose Bay with Pastor Garfield Pinksen officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Fillatre's Funeral Home, Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

PILGRIM, JAMES
Hampden
(formerly of Griquet)
Passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2001 at the Dr. J.I. O'Connell Centre, James Pilgrim at the age of 87. Left to mourn are his five children, Audrey (John) Nardachioni of London, Ontario, Betty (Blaine) Cousens of Winnipeg, Bonnie (Gene) Lesage of Ontario, Shirley (Wayne) Hong of St. John's and Bruce (Tassie) of Corner Brook; nine grandchildren; eight greatgrandchildren; three brothers, Ambrose, Leonard and Ralph; sister Minnie Hillier; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. James will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by four special relatives, daughter-in-law Tassie, granddaughters Teena and Trina, great-granddaughter Brittany. He was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Ann Pilgrim, sisters Winnie and Gladys. The funeral service took place on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. from the Salvation Army Citadel, Clarence Street, Corner Brook, with Capt. Scott Rideout officiating. Interment followed at Mt. Patricia Cemetery. Visitation was held at Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue, Corner Brook. As expressions of sympathy flowers graciously accepted or memorial donations may be made to the Dr. J. I. O'Connell Centre.

SAMSON, ESTELLE
River of Ponds

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Estelle Samson announces her passing at the Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders on Monday, Nov. 12, 2001. She was in her 80th year. Leaving to mourn children, Clarence of River of Ponds, Riley (Brada), Walter (Melissa) of Brampton, Ontario, Mary Pete) Kennedy, Lucy (Myron) Lavallee of Port Saunders, Geneva (Ward) of Parsons Pond and Dale (Robert) Lundrigan of Corner Brook; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters Rhoda Ditzler of Ontario and Kathleen Ashbrooke of Ohio; brother Riley (Nena) Hoddinott of River of Ponds and a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Rueben in February 1993, parents Mary Jane and Albert Hoddinott, daughter Regina Melena and sisters Violet, Margaret and Ella. The family received friends from Trinity Pentecostal Church in River of Ponds from where the funeral service took place on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jeff Green officiating. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations can be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix.

GAULTON, NELSON
Bear Cove

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Nelson Gaulton announces his passing at Charles Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Friday, Nov. 16, 2001 in his 63rd year. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Florence; sons Bob (Joan) of Alberta, Scott and Peter; daughter Clara Mae of Bear Cove; grandchildren Garfield, Robert and Dylan; mother Clara; brothers John (Joan), Absalon (Edna), Kenneth (Heather), Winston (Debbie), Charles (Donna) and Oliver (Lillian); sisters Bessie, Susan (Earl) Warren and Wanda (Garry) Fowler; brothers-in-law Isaac, Norman, Steve, Bert, Pearce, Eli and families; sisters-in-law Phyllis, Elizabeth, Irene, Mable, Gloria, Shirley and families; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. He predeceased his sister Eliza Chambers and was predeceased by father Charles, and brother-in-law Alexander Chambers. The family received friends from St. Boniface Anglican Church in Bear Cove from where the funeral service took place on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Robert Elder 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. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix-Bear Cove.

PATEY, JOSHUA
1962-2001

Passed peacefully away at the Health Science Centre in St. John's on Friday, Nov. 16, 2001. He was in his 39th year. Leaving to mourn mother Muriel; brothers Don (Judy) and David (Marjorie); sister Wavey (Wilfred); nephews Donnie, Michael and Ryan; niece Marilyn; and a large number of relatives and friends. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Monday from the United church in St. Anthony with Rev. Cohn Mesh officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Chris McGonigle, Jim Colbourne, Wilfred Dawe, Shawn Rumbolt, Jim Pilgrim and Ephraim Patey. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

CHAMBERS, ELIZA
Bear Cove

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Eliza Chambers announce her passing at Charles Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001 in her 57th year. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are husband Isaac; daughter Nancy (Truman) of Alberta; sons Garry (Eva) of Alberta and Mervin of St. John's; grandchildren Joshua, Keesha and Bradley; mother Clara; brothers John (Joan), Absalon (Edna), Kenneth (Heather), Winston (Debbie), Charles (Donna) and Oliver (Lillian); sisters Bessie, Susan (Earl) Warren and Wanda (Garry) Fowler; Uncle Able and family, special friends Currie and Thomas Walsh and a large circle of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her father Charles, sons Melvin and Peter, brother Nelson. The family received friends from St. Boniface Anglican Church in Bear Cove from where the funeral service took place on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Robert Elder 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. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix-Bear Cove.

BROWN, HERBERT GORDON
Corner Brook
(Formerly of Englee)

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Herbert Brown announce his passing at Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001 at the age of 78 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving and devoted wife Marie (nee Pardy) (they were married 55 years on Nov. 21). He will also be missed by his loving family, sons William (May) and Guy (Joyce) residing in Corner Brook, Freeman (Verna) residing in Roddickton, and Morris (Patsy) residing in New Brunswick; daughters, Judy and special friend Ed, residing in Englee, Wanda (Rod McKenny) residing in Nova Scotia, Karen (John Carew) residing in Corner Brook and Cindy (John McKay) residing in Nova Scotia; grandchildren Tina, Trudy, Corey, Colleen, Darrell, Andres, Terrance, Karen, Trina, Colin, Connie, Christopher, Alexander, Matthew, Ceiliah, Amanda, Andy, Alie, Katie and Kimberly; great-grandchild Brandon; and a large number of relatives and friends. He is predeceased by son Melvin in 1950, parents Henry and Georgina , and brothers Stewart and Harold. Visitation took place at the United Church in Englee from where the funeral service took place on Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. McGonigle officiating. The interment followed at the church cemetery. Tributes may be made by sending flowers or by making donations to the Renal Dialysis Unit at Western Memorial Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road, Corner Brook.

HYNES, RALPH
Reef's Harbour

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Ralph Hynes announces his passing at Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001 at the age of 69 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Virginia (nee Coombs); four children, Oscar (Laurie), Jocelyn (Ivan), Glenn (Elsie) and Krista (Murray); grandchildren Dana, Lorinda, Paul, Ian and Ty; step-mother Rachel; sisters Bertha, Madeline, Edna, Georgina, Cassie, Ethel, Mona, Marion and families; brothers Dan, Dave, Edward and their families; as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his son Ewan, parents William and Bertha Hynes, sister Susan and brothers Samuel and Arthur. Visitation took place from St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church in Reef's Harbour from where the funeral service was held on Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev. John Drover officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Corner Brook.

MANUEL, DONALD
Jacquet River, New Brunswick
(Former resident of Griquet)

Passed away at Mirimichi Regional Hospital on Nov. 21, 2001. He was in his 54th year. Leaving to mourn wife Helen; daughter Natalie of Fredericton; sons Keith of Halifax and Craig of Moncton; mother Margaret; sisters Audrey Blake (Alvin Jr.) of North West River, Labrador, Ruby Michelin (Phil) of Goose Bay, Rose Hope (Fred) of Goose Bay, Bessie Humby (Ray) of Griquet, Violet (Paul Blake) of North West River, Minnie Pardy (Bruce) of Goose Bay, Geraldine Haskins (Colin) of Ottawa, Juanita Pilgrim (Boyd) of Clarenville, and Carmella Andrews (Tony) of Bathurst, New Brunswick; brothers Roy (Helen) of Corner Brook and Percy (June) of Griquet. He was predeceased by his father Roland and sister Pressella. Visitation was held at All Saints Anglican Church in Griquet from where the funeral service took place on Monday at 2 p.m. followed by interment in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

WALSH, ANGELA
Nameless Cove

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Angela Walsh announce her passing at her family residence on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001 in her 76th year. She leaves to mourn two brothers, Frank and Peter; sister Elizabeth of Quebec and other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by parents Thomas and Bridget Walsh, twin brother Joseph, and brothers Gerard, Joseph and John Patrick. The family received friends from Our Lady of the Snow Church in Flowers Cove from where the funeral service took place on Saturday at 2 p.m. with Fr. Jake officiating. Interment followed at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Nameless Cove. As expressions of sympathy flowers graciously accepted or donations can be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix-Bear Cove.

RANDELL, DERRICK DEAN
Died suddenly as the result of a car accident on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001 at the age of 37 years. Formerly of Bide Arm, Newfoundland, he leaves behind his beloved Mom, Betty; loving sisters Madonna and her fiancé Dean, Morina, Maxine and her boyfriend Brad; brother Dexter and his wife Tracy. Derrick is survived by his nieces and nephew Chelsea, Cassidy and Colton; grandfather Charles Randell of Roddickton, and many family, friends and co-workers. Derrick was employed at Elmira Poultry and will be greatly missed by the night staff. A funeral was held at the Westmount Funeral Chapel in Kitchener, Ontario on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Interment followed at Williamsburg Cemetery in Kitchener.

GAULTON, CLARA
Bear Cove

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Clara Gaulton announce her passing at Charles Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001 in her 84th year. She leaves to mourn sons John (Joan), Kenneth (Heather), Oliver (Lillian), Winston (Debbie), Charles (Donna) and Absalom (Edna); special son and grandson Scott; daughters Wanda (Garry), Susan (Earl) and Bessie; sisters Emily Patey, Mable Canning and Pearl Pilgrim; brothers Absalom Decker and Norman Saunders; 37 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends, and her special friends at Ivy Durley Place in Flowers Cove. She was predeceased by her husband Charles, son Nelson, daughter Eliza and son-in-law Alexander Chambers. The family received friends from St. Boniface Anglican Church in Bear Cove on Sunday from where the funeral service took place Monday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Robert Elder officiating. Interment followed at Bear Cove cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations can be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix/Bear Cove.

HANDRIGAN, LLOYD C.
(Employee of Department of Human Resources and Development Canada)

Passed away suddenly at the Health Science Centre in St. John's on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, Lloyd Handrigan, formerly of St. Anthony, aged 53 years. He was predeceased by his father, Clarence Handrigan. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Rachel; daughters Shelley Cormier (Harry), Susan (Jason Manning) and Mary Hillis (Matthew); beloved grandchildren Liam Hillis and Kinsley Cormier; mother Mabel Handrigan of Grand Bank; brother Clayton (June); sister Eileen Evans (Arch); mother-in-law Edith Paul and family; nephews; nieces; and other relatives and many special friends and co-workers. Visitation was held at Carnell's Funeral Home on Freshwater Road in St. John's on Monday, and K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home in St. Anthony on Wednesday. Funeral services were held on Thursday from St. Anthony United Church at 2 p.m. followed by interment in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

CARTER, JOHN I.
Great Brehat

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Nov. 29, 2001. He was in his 69th year. Leaving to mourn wife Jessie: sons Fred (Glenice), Dave (Melissa), Lorne (Adel) and Wes (Petrina); daughters Joyce (Morris), Mae (Colin) and Donna (Morley); grandchildren Steven, Bob, Peggy, Shawn, Amy, Amanda, Gregory, Jessica, Samuel, Matthew and Cheryl; brother Charlie (Minnie); sister Olive (Don); mother-in-law Myrtle Simms and a circle of relatives and friends. Visitation was held at the funeral home on West Street, St. Anthony. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Sunday from the United Church in St. Anthony with Rev. Maich officiating. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery in Great Brehat. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

 

 

Page contributed by Floyd Letto

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

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