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The Northern Pen Obituaries
November 2010

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.

 

 

ACREMAN, Samuel Gordon
Commonly known as Gord or Uncle Gord, Mr. Samuel Gordon Acreman of Mary's Harbour, NL, passed peacefully away on Nov. 9, 2010 at Harbourview Manor in Mary's Harbour, NL. He died at the age of 89 and is reunited in death with his wife Celesta. Mr. Acreman was a beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, great-uncle, and friend to many. He is survived by his six children, Betty (Fred), Judy (Steven), Bruce (Ivy), Henry (Joyce), Nancy (Gerry), Sam (Cora) along with 15 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. He has left us memories that we are proud to own. Forever loved and always remembered.
"Treasure him, God in your garden of rest, for in our world he was one of the best."

COOPER, Nathaniel J.
Nathaniel J. Cooper
of Amherst, Nova Scotia, formerly of St. John's, passed away on Monday, Nov. 22, 2010. Born in St. Anthony, he was the son of the late Rev. Joseph and Annie (Heath) Cooper. He was active in the East Coast offshore oil and gas sector for many years as Vice-President of A. Harvey and Co. Ltd. (Harvey Offshore). Prior to that he was a managing director of Pinto and Hann. He was the Honorary Vice Consul of Spain in Newfoundland. He served two terms as President of Newfoundland Oceans Industries Assoc. (NOIA). He was formerly a member of St.John's Rotary Club, St. John's Chamber of Commerce, VOWR, Saint Mary's Anglican Church and various community groups. He was active in curling throughout his life. His love of the sea was cultivated early in Main Brook, augmented by his work in the offshore, and enhanced in retirement at the cottage and at the helm of "Spellbound". He is survived by his current wife, Linda (Hunter), his children Lori and Mark (Diane) and their mother, Brenda; stepson Andrew Clarke (Jennifer); brother Rex (Lillian); grandchildren, Kaleb, Emma, Ava, James and Ben; nephew, Duke Cooper (Denise) and niece Kelly Cooper-Beech (Jamie). Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Katherine. Nathaniel's remains have been cremated under the direction of Furlong-Jones Funeral Home, 667-8777 (70 Church St. Amherst, Nova Scotia). The family received visitors at the Furlong-Jones Funeral Home on Wednesday, Nov. 24, from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was held at the Anglican Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in St. John's, on Saturday, Nov. 27, at 2 p.m. Family flowers only. Donations in Nath's memory may be made to the ALS Society, Parkinson Society of Canada or charity of choice. Please visit our website at www.furlongjones.ca

DIAMOND, Madeline
It is with great sadness that the family of Madeline Diamond of St. Anthony, NL, announce her peaceful passing on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 at the John M. Gray Centre at the age of 76 years. She leaves to mourn her loving husband Thomas Diamond; her children Ivy (Willie), Truman, and Renee (Chris); her grandchildren Misty (Vadim), Kerilyn, and Shawn. She was predeceased by her parents Elizabeth and Elijah Stevens, brother Robert, and grandson Shane Whalen. Visitation was held at Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home in St. Anthony, after which the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10, with Rev. Stephanie McClellan officiating. Burial followed immediately at Fishing Point United Church Cemetery. The funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

ELLIOTT, Alma Gertrude
Passed away peacefully in her home after a long struggle with cancer, Mrs. Alma G. Elliott, of Cook's Harbour, NL, in her 85th year. Alma leaves with a lifetime of loving memories, her husband Stanley; her children Rex (Margaret), and Claude (Ann), her grandchildren Tom (Wavey), Claudette (Steve), Joanna, and Andrew; her great-grandchildren Emily and Hanna, as well as a large circle of loving friends and family. Alma was tragically predeceased by her daughter Sharron Gail. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Daffodil Place in memory of Alma, so that others might be given the care that she was. Visitation was held at the United Church in Cook's Harbour, from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9, with Rev. Ben Snook officiating. Burial followed the service in the Cook's Harbour United Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

GOULD, Leo William
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Leo "Jake" Gould announce his sudden passing on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010 at his family residence in Port au Choix, NL, at the age of 69 years. Leaving to mourn his wife Ida; children Andrea (Wayne) Gould, Brampton, Ontario, Tyson (Ashley), Grande Prairie, Alberta and Tanya, Brampton, Ontario; grandchildren Gregory and Tristen; brothers Raymond (Ellen), Bruce and John; sisters Mary (Wes) Snyder, Yvonne Hayes, Clara (Ernie), Laura (James) Plowman, Paulette (Alfie) and Janice (Rick), as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Leo and Charolette and sister Darlene. The family received friends at Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix on Tuesday and Wednesday. The funeral service took place at St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Lee Lainey officiating. Interment followed at the Interfaith Cemetery, Sandy Cove. 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, Port au Choix. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

HANCOCK, John Stanley
Passed away peacefully at the North Haven Manor in Lewisporte on Nov. 13, 2010, Mr. John Stanley Hancock of Roddickton, NL, in his 79 year. Leaving to mourn wife Martha; son Greg; daughters Greta (Freeman), Jackie (Wade), Brenda (Troy), and Patsy (Hardy); grandchildren Mike, Erica, Chad, Dexter and Nick; brother Willis; sisters Hazel, Fannie, Irene, Rowena, and Rebina. Visitation took place at the Calvary Pentecostal Temple in Roddickton. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at the Calvary Pentecostal Temple Roddickton, with Pastor G. B. Pinksen and Pastor C. Gaulton officiating. Interment followed at the Pentecostal Cemetery, Roddickton. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

HANCOCK, Stanley J.
Stanley J. Hancock-Aug. 1, 1931 - Nov. 13, 2010
- Passed peacefully away at Palliative Care, North Haven Manor, Lewisporte, NL, Stanley Hancock, age 79 years from Laurenceton, formerly of Roddickton, White Bay. Forever loved and sadly missed by wife Martha; three daughters Greta (Freeman Stone), Jackie (Wayne Roberts), and Brenda (Troy Canning), one son Gregory; five stepchildren Myrtle (Jim Oake), Marina (Dwight Hewlett), Nancy (Keith Loveys), Chris Pardy (Linda), and Paul Pardy (Karen); four sisters Hazel Brenton, Fanny Simms, Irene (Wilfred Jacobs) and Rowena (Percy Hopkins); four grandchildren Mike, Chad, Nicholas and Erica; 10 step-grandchildren Matthew, David, Danny, Kristen, Gregory, Lisa, Mark, Annabel, Katherine and Alexis; two step-grandchildren Liam and Devlyn, and a large number of relatives and friends. The funeral service was held in Roddickton at the Pentecostal Church. Interment at the Pentecostal Cemetery, Roddickton.

HEDDERSON, Isaac
Passed away at the John M. Gray Centre in St. Anthony on Nov. 22, 2010, Mr. Isaac (Ike) Hedderson of Noddy Bay, NL in his 86th year. Isaac leaves to mourn, with a lifetime of loving memories, his brother John (Susie) and his sister Nellie (Walter), as well as a large community of family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Albert and Matilda, his six brothers Samuel, Jim, Noah, Markcus, Edgar, Heber and Leonard, as well as his two sisters Ivymae, and Marjorie. Visitation took place at the Calvary Pentecostal Church in St. Lunaire-Griquet, from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28 with Pastor H. Primmer and Pastors Tara and Jeremy Foss officiating. Burial followed in the Quirpon Community Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

KEARNEY, Mary Agnes
Passed away at the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital on Nov. 14, 2010, Mrs. Mary Agnes Kearney of Croque, NL, in her 86th year. Left to mourn her passing are her loving children Marie (Michael) Byrne, Conche, Angela (Doug) Tremblett, Bonavista, Margaret (Wade) Dooley, Bay Bulls, Patsey (Cyril) Turpin, Mount Pearl, Louis (Louise), St. Johns, Dennis (Debbie) Kearney, Croque, Ivan (Kay) Kearney, Croque, and Francis Kearney, Croque; son-in-law Barry Squires, St. Phillips, 22 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter Joan along with her son-in-law William who both died in September 2007. Mary was a gracious woman who will be dearly missed. Visitation took place at Our Lady Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church in Croque from where the funeral service took place at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18 with Fr. Devas Vargees officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Levinia Fillatre, funeral director.

MATCHIM, Theresa M.
Passed away peacefully at Charles S. Curtis Memorial in St. Anthony on Nov. 13, 2010. Ms. Theresa Matchim of Main Brook, NL, in her 73rd year. She leaves to mourn daughter Sharon Compton; granddaughters Robyn Compton and Jenny Compton; great-granddaughter Karney Compton; sister Cecilia Stevens (James); brothers Paul Matchim (Florence), Edward Matchim (Denise), and Donald Matchim (Ilean), and a large circle of friends. She was predeceased by her mother Florence Matchim, father Joseph Matchim, and son-in-law Robert Compton. Visitation was held at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Main Brook, followed by the funeral service which took place at the St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16, with Fr. Devas Vargees officiating. Interment followed at the St. Joseph's Cemetery, Main Brook. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

PYE, Thomas Paul
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Thomas Paul Pye announce his passing in the early morning hours of Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at his home in Lodge Bay, NL, in his 75th year. He leaves to mourn his wife Marilyn; children Garland (Mona), Robert (Elsie), Priscilla (Malcolm), Roderick (Barbra), Jacqueline and Darrell; grandchildren Andrea, Annette, Marty, Robert, Conrad, Danielle, Reggie, Randell, Sare-Lee, Jessica, Mallory, Andrew, Emily, and Kayleigh; great-grandchildren Nicholas, Andrew, Robert, Hannah, Aaron and Larissa; brother Gordon and sister Violet, also many nephews and nieces and a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Thomas James and Eliza, sisters Ina, Lizzie, Ruby, and Jessie Louise, brothers Reginald, Wilfred and Ira. He will always be remembered and sadly missed. The funeral service took place on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at Lodge Bay with Rev. Irene Sutton officiating.

SLADE, Judy
Passed away at the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital, Ms. Judy Slade, of St. Anthony, NL, on Nov. 11, 2010, in her 53rd year. Judy leaves with a lifetime of loving memories her mother Maisie; her sister Donna (Robert); brothers Terry (Caren) and Lorne (Carol Ann); her aunts Ruby, Anita, and Pam (John); Uncle Stephen (Eileen); nieces Alison, Heather and Tara; nephew Jason, great-nephews Ethan, Aaron and Kai, as well as many cousins and a wide circle of other family and friends who dearly loved and cherished her. She was predeceased by her father Fred. Visitation was held at Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, followed by the church service at the St. Anthony United Church in St. Anthony, on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gus Pendleton officiating. Burial took place at the United Church Cemetery on Fishing Point following the service. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Levinia Fillatre, funeral director.

TAYLOR, Harold
Passed away at his private home on Nov. 30, 2010 in Forrester's Point, NL, surrounded by his loving family, Mr. Harold Taylor in his 77th year. Left behind with cherished memories are his wife Jessie Taylor; sons Jacob Taylor (Mary), and Sam Taylor (Daise); daughters Jenita Taylor (Edward), and Joanie Gibbons (Ivan); grandchildren Renita, Corey (Glenda), Terri, Cody, and Drew; his great-grandchildren Marty and Natalie; brothers Isaac, Clayton, and Steve as well as a large circle of loving family and friends. Harold was predeceased by his mother and father Emily and Isaiah, his brother Walter, his cherished granddaughter Renita, as well as his mother and father-in-law Elizabeth and Samuel Bailey. Visitation took place at St. Mary's Anglican Church in Black Duck Cove, from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, with the Revs. Harold and Marlene Harvey officiating. Burial followed the service in the Anglican Cemetery in Black Duck Cove. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Levinia Fillatre, funeral director.

 

 

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