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The Northern Pen Obituaries
September 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 September 2001

 

ROPSON, CHESLEY
Harbour Deep

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Sept. 4, 2001. He was in his 77th year. Leaving to mourn his loving wife Pearl; children Robert (Celestine), Wanda, Wayne (Geraldine), Melina (Mark), Ricky (Gaye), Austin, Lott (Christina) and David (Joanne); 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters; one brother and a circle of relatives and friends. The funeral service took place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 from St. Peter's Anglican Church in Harbour Deep with Rev. Woodman followed by interment in the church cemetery. Visitation was held at the funeral home in St. Anthony and the church. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

PERRY, EDMUND LEWIS
Daniel's Harbour

Passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001 at Western Memorial Regional Hospital, Edmund Lewis Perry of Daniel's Harbour at the age of 70 years. He leaves to mourn daughters Agnes Caines (Frank), Lorraine Reid (Derek), Avis Perry (Darren) and Carrie Green; sons Pleman (Ivy) and Dennis (Margaret); son-in-law Jerry Samson (Rosalind); grandchildren Keisha Caines, Branden, Cody and Whitney Reid, Stephen, Stacey, Meagen and Katherine Perry, Perry, Tyler and Brooke Samson, Lynne and MacKenzie Reid and D.J. Moss; greatgrandchild Kiana Shelley; brother William (Myra); sisters Emily House, Alvena Payne (Sandy) and Iris Shears (Otto); brothersin- law Ronald Biggin, Garland Caines, Ben Powell and Sandy Campbell (Laverne); sisters-in-law Margaret Perry (Clarence), Rachel House, Olive Marshall and Winnie Kippenhuck (John); also a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Eliza in 1996, sisters Rhoda Caines and Regina Biggin, brothers-in-law Grant House, Roland Shears, Ralph House and Harry Marshall, sisters–inlaw Bessie Bursey (Roland) and Effie Powell. The family received friends from Holy Cross Anglican Church in Daniel's Harbour from where the funeral service was held on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Perry Cooper officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Corner Brook.

BROWN, HARVEY
Cook's Harbour

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Sept. 17, 2001. He was in his 65th year. Leaving to mourn wife Eileen; son Curtis; daughters Lisa (John) Pilgrim and Iona Brown (Eric Rousseau); grandson Sebastien; brothers Leonard (Trixie), Edward and Henry (Hazel); sisters Rita (Melvin) Pynn and Moriam Diamond; as well as a large cirle of relatives and friends. Visitation was held at the Anglican Church in Cook's Harbour from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Sept. 19 with Rev. Brenton officiating, followed by interment in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Herbert Campbell, Donald Woodward, Reuben Elliott, George Carroll, Oswald Elliott and Frank Elliott. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

SIMMS, JESSIE
Passed peacefully away on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001 at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's at the age of 80 years. Predeceased by husband Sandy (1991). Left with special memories are daughter Joyce (Andy) Barry of Toronto; son Leslie (Valerie) of St. John's; loving brother Ben (Dallas) Mugford of Catalina; loving sister Pearl Gaulton of St. John's; grandsons Lorne (Tamara) Barry of Australia, Michael (Kelly) Barry of Ontario, Peter, Christopher, Jeffrey and Jeremy of St. John's; great-grandchildren Rowan and Connor Barry; also nieces and nephews; special friend Harvey Penney of St. John's; as well as a large circle of relatives and friends at Glenbrook Lodge and Villa. Visitation was held at Carnell's Funeral Home at 329 Freshwater Road in St. John's . The funeral service took place at the Salvation Army Temple on Torbay Road in St. John's on Saturday at 11 a.m. followed by interment in the Salvation Army Cemetery, Blackmarsh Road . Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in her memory may be made to the Young People's Corp., Salvation Army Temple, Torbay Road.

BIGGIN, HANNAH
Daniel's Harbour

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Hannah Biggin announce her passing at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001. She was in her 88th year. She leaves to mourn sons Ronald of Daniel's Harbour and Melvin (Yvette) of Port Saunders; daughter Verna (Aubrey) Timmins of Delta, BC; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sister Vera Combden of St. John's and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Thomas in 1977, granddaughter Mary, grandson Randy and daughter-inlaw Regina. The family received friends at Holy Cross Anglican Church in Daniel's Harbour from where the funeral service took place on Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Perry Cooper officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix.

RANDELL, MANUEL
Roddickton

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Manuel Randell announce his passing at Rufus Guinchard Health Centre on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001. He was in his 79th year. He leaves to mourn his wife Lily; son Fred (Melina) of Englee; daughters Alfreda (Ivan) Cassell of Corner Brook and Celie (Alwood) Parsons of Roddickton; grandchildren Robert (Lisa), Bruce (Ruby), Barry (Danielle), Janice (Brian), Jennifer, Jeanette, Deanne (Shane) and Shane; great-grandchildren Pamela, Paula, April, Dillon, Christopher, Alicia and Alexis; sister Emma (Hezekiah) Randell of Englee and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Theresa and Solomon, sisters Lillian and Janet. The family received friends at Apostolic Faith Church in Roddickton from where the funeral service took place on Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Rene Cassell officiating. Interment followed at the Apostolic Faith Cemetery in Roddickton. 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.

PATEY, LLOYD
St. Anthony
1934-2001

Passed peacefully away at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Sept. 22, 2001. He was in his 67th year. Leaving to mourn wife Marie; sons Lindsay (Darlene), Tony (Janice), Ken (Paula) and Boyd (Peta); grandchildren Lyndan, Fraser, Christina, Nicholas, Megan, Matthew, Tyne and Dania; mother-in-law Daphne Noble; sisters-in-law Alma, Sadie, Irene (Basil), Violet (Absolm), Elsie (Fred), Bessie (John) and Mabel (Ebert); brothers-in-law Alex (Janice) and Raymond (Lillian); brothers Wilfred, Stewart (Ida), Francis (Agnes) and Norman. He was predeceased by mother Meta, father Noah, brother Charlie, daughter Mary and father-in-law Eric Noble.Visitation was held at the funeral home on West Street, St. Anthony. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Sept. 24 from the Salvation Army Church in St. Anthony followed by interment in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

BURRY, LILLY M.
St. Anthony
1918-2001

Passed peacefully away at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Sept. 24, 2001. She was in her 83rd year. Leaving to mourn sister Judy of Maryland and brother Eric of British Columbia, and other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Bill in 1983; parents Heber and Leah Penney; brothers Dan in 1953, Mae in 1991 and Clem in 1993. The funeral service took place at 11 a.m. on Sept. 25 from the United Church in St. Anthony with Rev. Maich officiating. Visitation was held at the funeral home on West Street and then transferred to Carnell's Funeral Home in St. John's by motor hearse from where the interment took place in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Flowers 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.

AYRE, GEORGE LIONEL
Corner Brook
(Formerly of Hawkes Bay)

It is with great sadness that the family of the late George Ayre announce his passing at Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001 at the age of 67 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Hilda (nee Courtney) of Corner Brook; son Danny (Joan) of Grand Falls-Windsor; daughter Mildred Coombs of Fort McMurray, Alberta; grandchildren Joey and Christy Coombs and Craig and Bryan Ayre; sister May Patey (Lee) and brother Ronald (Olive), both of Hawkes Bay, as well as a circle of nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father Forward on Sept. 30, 1981 and mother Mildred (Maude) Ayre on Feb. 11, 2000. Visitation took place from Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue, Corner Brook on Thursday, and Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle in Hawkes Bay on Friday, from where the funeral service took place on Saturday at 2 p.m. with Pastor Danny Boyde officiating. Interment followed at the Pentecostal Cemetery in River of Ponds. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Corner Brook and Port au Choix.

LODER, SEYMOUR ALEXANDER
Cook's Harbour

Passed peacefully away at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Sept. 26, 2001. He was in his 82nd year. Leaving to mourn wife Phyllis; sons Elihu (Judy), Francis (Anita), Cyril (Mildred), Allan (Wavey) and Bruce (Joan); grandchildren Nancy, Jillian, John, Tammy, Marsha, Dale, Deon, Michael, Angie, Terry, Lisa, Susan, BJ and Robert; greatgrandchildren Kristen, Peyton, Benjamin, Evan, Sarah and Brandon; brother Harvey (Dora); nieces, nephews and a circle of relatives and friends. Visitation took place at the United Church in Cook's Harbour from where the funeral service took place on Friday, Sept. 28, followed by interment in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K. M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Brian Pilgrim, funeral director.

CARPENTER, NELLIE THEODORA
St. Anthony

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Nellie Theodora Carpenter announce her passing at Charles Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Friday, Sept. 28, 2001. She was in her 83rd year. Always loved and will be sadly missed by daughter-in-law Olga Carpenter of Goulds; grandchildren Laura Raaymakers (Joe) of London, Ontario, Linda Carpenter of Halifax, Nova Scotia and James Carpenter of Goulds; great grandchildren Kristen, Kyle and Avery Raaymakers; sisters Mary Peckford of Lewisporte, Margaret King (Lewis) of Change Islands and Emily Perry (Charles) of Rexdale, Ontario; brother-in-law Henry “Ned” Carpenter (Elsa); sisters-in-law Lottie Patey, Stella Carpenter and Dorothy Carpenter; also a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Aubrey in 1987 and son Ross in 1997. Visitation was held at the funeral home on West Street . The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Sept. 30 from St. Mary's Anglican Church in St. Anthony with Rev. Jean Brenton officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

COLBOURNE, VALANCE
St. Anthony
1933-2001
Former school teacher

Passed peacefully away at John M. Gray Centre in St. Anthony on Sept. 30, 2001. He was in his 68th year. Leaving to mourn a circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by parents Andrew and Jessie Colbourne.Visitation took place at the funeral home on West Street. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Oct. 2 from the United Church in St. Anthony with Rev. Maich officiating, followed by interment in the church cemetery at Fishing Point. Pallbearers were Glenn Pilgrim, Floyd Pilgrim, Darryl Andrews, Tony Richards, Derek Patey and Ernest Simms. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

PAYNE, ELLA MAE
Cow Head

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Ella Mae Payne announce her passing on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001 at the Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital in Norris Point at the age of 83 years. She will be sadly missed by her loving family, sons Luke (Yvonne), Calvin (Ivy) and Andy (Michelle), all of Cow Head; daughters Elizabeth (Anthony) Duke and Gloria Payne, both of Cow Head; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother Bert (Sara) of Cow Head. She was predeceased by her husband Naaman on March 24, 2001, children Clifford and Nancy Joyce, grandson Ian Calvin, brothers Clayton, Clyde, Chesley and Charlie and sister Elizabeth. Visitation took place at the Anglican Church in Cow Head on Monday, Oct. 1 from where the funeral service was held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Canon John Meade officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers or donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Rocky Harbour.

 

 

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