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The Northern Pen Obituaries
October 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 for the Month of October 2005

 

SAUNDERS, BRUCE DONALD
Griquet

Passed peacefully away on Oct. 3, 2005 at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony, Bruce Saunders of Griquet in his 57th year. He leaves to mourn with fond memories his wife Rhoda; daughters Bonnie (Wayne Pelley) of Pasadena, Kathy (Jim Walker) of St. John, New Brunswick, Vickie (Shawn Biles) of St. Anthony and Patti Lynn (Larry Mefford) of Cornwall, Ontario; five grandchildren Meagan, Micheal, Shauna, William and Andrew; special nephew Grant (Denise) Saunders of Red Lake, Ontario; great-nephew and great-niece Edwin and Shelly Saunders; sisters Jean (Bob Mitchell) of Orangeville, Ontario, Winnie (Bert Heath) of Roberts Arm and Ivy Saunders of Meadows; brothers Jack (Maude) of Lewisporte and Carl (Bernice) of Kelligrews, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Don and Minnie Saunders, sisters Netta, Dorothy and Mae and brother Frank. Visitation took place at Central United Church in Quirpon from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5 with Rev. Pendleton officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Flowers were graciously accepted of donations 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.

WAY, JUDY ANNE
Savage Cove

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Judy Way announce her passing on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005 at the Strait of Belle isle Health Centre in Flowers Cove. She was in her 53rd year. She will be sadly missed by her husband Kenneth; daughters Yvette (Lon) Way, Yolanda (George) Mitchelmore, Tina, and Kindra Way (Jim); grandchildren Ian, Boyd, Kyle and Kristen; brothers Stedman (Beulah) Coles, Gerald (Alma) Coles, Kirby (Sarah) Coles and Winston (Eileen ) Coles; sisters Clementina (Jim) Hunt, Vernita (Coy) Coles, and a large circle of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Leslie and Edna L. Coles, sisters Mildred and Thamsie. Cremation took place at Judy's request. Friends visited St. Peter's Anglican Church in Savage Cove on Wednesday from where a memorial service was held on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Steve Maki officiating. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix.

MCCONNELL, GERARD WESLEY
St. Anthony

Passed peacefully away on Oct. 6, 2005 at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony, Gerard McConnell, age 60 years. He was predeceased by his parents Wesley and Antionette McConnell and parents-in-law Arthur and Olive Loder. Left with loving memories his wife Ruby; daughter Patti (Brent); son Colin; grandchildren Andrea and Noah; sister Mary-Lynn Bastian (Peter); the Loder family, as well as a circle of other family and friends. Visitation took place at the Pentecostal Church in St. Anthony from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9 with Pastor Combdon officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Flowers were graciously accepted of donations 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.

GARDINER, GERALD
Conche

Passed peacefully away at St. Patrick's Mercy Home on Oct. 10, 2005 in the presence of his loving family, Gerald Gardiner of Conche, age 87, Merchant Marines. Leaving to mourn his loving children, sons Donald (Helen) of Pouch Cove, Gerard (Betty) of Conche and Gerald (finance Ellen) of Ontario; daughters Jean Laite of Clarenville, Mary (Thomas Woodrow) of Bay de Verde, Angela (Leon Van Noordan) of British Columbia, Carmelita (Tony Reid) of St. John's and Loretta (Ronald Symmonds) of Conche; brothers Patrick (Mary) and Ron (Lucy), both of Conche, and Cecil (Rose) of St. John's; sisters Agatha (Patrick Bromley) of Conche and Sr. Zeta (Presentation Convent) of St. John's; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his loving wife Bridget, brother Jack and Frank, sister Bridget and daughter-in-law Dale. Many thanks to the staff of 3 South St. Patrick's Mercy Home for their kindness and care. Visitation took place at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road on Tuesday and then on Thursday at Sacred Heart Church in Conche from where the funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, 2005. Flowers were graciously accepted or 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.

BOLGER, MICHAEL
West St. Modeste

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Michael Bolger announce his passing at Labrador South Health Centre on Oct. 13, 2005 at the age of 72 years, after a short battle with cancer. Leaving to mourn his wife Catherine of 50 years; three sons George (Wendy), Malcom (Linda) and Merrill; five daughters Veronica Piercey (Don), Rita Brown (Tony), Barbara Kenny (Eddie), Grace Hudson (Robert) and Celina; 21 grandchildren Jason, Jamie and Jennifer (Veronica), Charlene and Crystal (Rita), Kenny and Cailee (George), Lucas, Derrick, Kyle, Megan and Morgan (Barb), Dominic, Amber, Desiree (Celina), Ashley and Tara (Grace), Torie and Justin (Malcom), Summer and Dustin (Merrill); three great-grandchildren Hailey, Tristen and Carter; brothers William (Shirley) of Botwood and Bernard (Cavill) of Goose Bay; special friend Patrick Cabot, as well as a large circle of family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents James and Rita Bolger and sister Mary Sears. Visitors were recieved at the Church Chapel in West St. Modeste on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from where the funeral service was held on Monday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. with Fr. Tim Moriarity officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery in Pinware. As expressions of sympathy, flowers were graciously accepted and donations can be made in his memory to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, L'Anse au Loup.

FITZPATRICK, DANIEL "DORSE"
Goose Cove

Passed peacefully away on Oct. 14, 2005 at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony, Daniel Fitzpatrick in his 91st year. He leaves to mourn with fond memories daughters Evangeline (Anthony) and Stella (Chesley) of St. John's, Bernadette (Steve) of Flower's Cove and Carmel (Tony) of Fort McMurray; sons Ronald (Angela) of Goose Cove, Gerald (Carol) of St. John's, Joseph (Doreen) of Woodstock, New Brunswick and John (Celeste) of Roddickton; 23 grandchildren; 30 great- grandchildren, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Valeda, parents Bridget and Mark Fitzpatrick, sisters Josephine and Anastasia, brothers Jimmy, Leo and Peter. Visitation took place at the funeral home on West Street, St. Anthony. The funeral service was held at Immaculate Conception Church in Goose Cove at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct 18 with Fr. Joseph Muchena officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery in Goose Cove. 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, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

RUMBOLT, REV. ROSS
St. Anthony

Passed away on Oct. 18, 2005 at Mary's Harbour, Rev. Ross Rumbolt of St. Anthony, in his 66th year. Leaving to mourn with many fond memories his wife Evelyn; children Beverley (Paul), Shawn (Lynn), Angela (Aaron), Philip (Debbie) and Sharon (Roger); grandchildren Charmayne, Lori, Drew, Blair, Morley, Mark, Tracey, Shawna, Laura, Hannah, Emma and Allie Grace; brothers and sisters Faye Smith, Claude (Jean), Reginald (Isi), Ford (Emma), Donna Genge (Martin), Mary Stevens (Freeman), Margaret Pye and Violet Bradley; uncle Ted Shears; mother- in-law Eva Coish, as well as a wide circle of family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, father-in-law, son Morley, brothers Raymond, Chesley, Harvey, Joseph and Bernard, sisters Amelia and Ruby. Visitation took place at St. Mary's Anglican Church in St. Anthony from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 with Rev. Jean Brenton- Hickman 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, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

WILLIAMS, PHILIP
Eddies Cove East

Passed away on Oct. 18, 2005 at Strait of Belle Isle Health Centre, Philip Williams, age 78 years. He leaves to mourn brothers Walter and his wife Hazel, and George Henry; sister Elizabeth; special friends William and Thelma Coates, as well as many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Henry and Laura Williams, brothers Hanzel, Benjamin and Timothy, sisters Eliza and Johanna, brothers-in-law Azariah and William Sr., sisters-in-law Ruth, Eliza and Edna. Visitation took place at the Anglican Church in Lower Cove from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21. 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, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

STRANGEMORE, SEATON VINCENT
St. Anthony

Passed peacefully away on Oct. 21, 2005 at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony, Seaton Vincent Strangemore of St. Anthony in his 87th year. Leaving to mourn with a lifetime of memories are his wife Marjorie; children Vernon, Eldon, Byron (Alice), Juanita (Melvin), Linda (Jerry) and Barry (Regina); daughter-in-laws Sheila and Victoria; 21 grandchildren; 11 great- grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers Everton (Marjorie) and Maitland (Myrtle), as well as a large circle of other family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Samuel and Amelia, sons Kevin, Winston and Graham. Visitation took place at the funeral home on West Street, St. Anthony. The funeral service was held at St. Mary's Anglican Church in St. Anthony at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23 with Bishop Coffin 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, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

HANCOCK, FREDERICK RAYMOND RALPH
Roddickton

Passed away suddenly on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005 at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony, Frederick Hancock, age 62 years. Left with fond and loving memories are his daughters Debbie (Bruce) Hopkins and Jackie (Dean) Smith; sons Derrick (Kim), Darrell (Jackie) and Dennis (Tanya); numerous grandchildren; Wavey and her daughter Bianca; sisters Donna (Ray), Vickie (Eric), Mae, Daisy and Verna (Baxter), as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Norman and Jemina Hancock. Visitation took place at the Pentecostal Church in Roddickton from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25 with Pastor Peter Grimes officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery . Flowers were graciously accepted of donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, Roddickton, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

RANDELL, ESTER LILY
Englee

Passed away on Oct. 29, 2005 at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders where she resided for the past two years, Ester Randell of Englee in her 96th year. Ester was born on Nov. 5, 1909 to Sylvester and Eliza Pollard of Williamsport. In 1934 she married Esau Randell. Together they raised three children. She was a very loving, caring and devoted wife and mother. She leaves to mourn sons Wesley (Effie) of Englee and Dan of Grand Falls; stepdaughter Ida Randell Englee; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, as well as a large number of other relatives and friends. Aunt Ester was predeceased by her husband Esau and grandson Chesley. Visitation took place at the United Church in Englee from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2 with Rev. Arnold 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, Roddickton, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

 

 

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

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