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The Northern Pen Obituaries
September 2003

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 2003

 

BESSEY, HEDLEY
Straitsview

Passed peacefully away at John M. Gray Centre on Sept. 1, 2003. He was in his 74th year. He leaves to mourn sisters Marie (Ben) Nicholas, Evelyn (Wilfred) Roberts, Elvie (Cyril) Campbell, Gladys (Samuel) Butt, Selma (Harvey) Taylor and Grace Taylor; brother Lewis Taylor (Peggy); friend Nellie Hedderson; stepchildren Irene Tucker (Wilbert), Cora Cull (Augustus), George Hedderson (Sharon), Floyd Hedderson (Bonnie) and Fawn Hedderson (Shawn), as well as a large number of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his mother Deliah Taylor, brother Jasper Taylor and sister Linda. Visitation took place at Central United Church from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3 with Rev. Lorne Bungay officiating. Pallbearers were George and Dwight Hedderson, Ford and Cyril Blake, Guy Bussey and Morris Bessey. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

LAVALLEE, CARMELIETA (CARM)
Port Saunders

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Carmelieta (Carm) Lavallee announce her passing at the Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders on Sept. 5, 2003. She was in her 83rd year. Leaving to mourn her husband Joseph; sons Dan (Kathy) of St. John's, Richard (Diane) of Corner Brook, Myron (Lucy), Reg (Jean) of Port Saunders, and Jim (Germaine) of Stephenville; daughter Diane Wiens of Nova Scotia; grandchildren Krista (Rob), Nadia, Danine, Robin, Tyler, Jason, Travis, Ryan, Marc'Andre, Marie, Shane, Marsha, Johnathan, Larae, Genelle and James; daughters-in-law Sylvie of Alymer, Quebec and Bernice of Corner Brook , as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. She is predeceased by her parents Alphonsus and Ida O'Conner and two sons Wayne and Joseph. The family received friends at St. Joseph 's Roman Catholic Church in Port Saunders from where the funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 8 with Rev. Edward Terry officiating. Cremation followed. As expressions of sympathy flowers were 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. The family guest book may be signed or memorial donations may be made through our website at www.fillatre.ca

LANE, NORENA JULIA
Englee
March 19, 1940 - Sept. 5, 2003

The sudden passing occurred at her late residence in Englee on Sept. 5, 2003. She was in her 63rd year. She leaves to mourn husband, Wilson of Englee; sons Kirk (Eileen) Randell of Great Brehat and Austin (Lillian) Randell of Arnold's Cove; daughter Shawna (Don) Fillier of Roddickton; parents Reginald and Bessie Compton of St. Anthony; brothers Freeman (Elizabeth) and Woodrow (Joan) Compton of Kitchener, Murdock Compton of Eastport, Conception Bay and Melvin (Cenith) Compton of Roddickton; sisters Gertie (Melvin) Pilgrim of St. Anthony, Velma (David) Springall of Cape Breton, NS, Melina (Francis) Pollard of Stephenville, Joy (James) Jenkins of Pasadena and Juanita Compton of Kitchener; grandchildren Deon, Justin, Bradley, Julia and Anthony, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. Visitation took place at the Apostolic Faith Church in Englee from where the funeral service was held at 2 p.m on Tuesday, Sept. 9 with Pastor Vanzel Quinlan officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, Roddickton, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

PITTMAN, EDGAR M.
Raleigh

It is with great sadness that the family and friends of the late Edgar Maxwell Pittman announce his passing at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Friday, Sept. 12, 2003 at the age of 53 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving and devoted wife Faye; sons Shannon (Mae) and Justin; granddaughters Allyson and Kaitlin; father William; brother James (Evelyn) of St. Paul's; sisters Elizabeth (Mac) of Point Leamington, Beulah (Jimmy) of Cow Head and Rowena (Kevin) of Labrador City; sisters-in-law Hannah of Daniel's Harbour and Monica of St. Paul's and families, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. He is predeceased by daughter Tracey, mother Emmaline, brothers Calvin, Christopher, George and Keith. Visitation was held at St. Paul 's Anglican Church in Raleigh from where the funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Sept. 15 with Rev. Ross Rumbolt officiating. Interment followed in the Anglican Church Cemetery . Pallbearers were Keith Greene, Robert Parsons, Ralph, Rick, Kevin and Robert Taylor. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

BRADLEY, FAITH
Lodge Bay

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003. She was in her 83rd year. Leaving to mourn husband Paul; daughter Patsy (Roddy Rumbolt); brothers Melvin and Perry, and a number of relatives and friends. Her remains went forward by motor hearse to the Anglican Church in Lodge Bay from where the funeral service and interment took place. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

POWER, ANGELA MARY
Dec. 9, 1928-Sept. 16, 2003
Conche

Angela passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Sept. 16, 2003, beloved wife of the late Stanley Power of Conche. She was in her 74th year. She leaves to mourn her daughters Sheila (Ron) of Fort McMurray, Alberta and Mary (Magnus) of Trollhattan, Sweden; sons Michael (Tina) of Mount Pearl, David (Nola) of Blackfalds, Alberta, Edward (Karen) of Kelligrews, Larry of Conche, Gerard (Kendra) of Halifax, George (Darlene) of Mount Pearl, Stephen (Shelley) of Churchill Falls and Neil (Tanya) of Sylvan Lake, Alberta; grandchildren Michael, Keri Lynn, Jason, Brenda, Bryan, Angie, Ryan, Alix, Sophie, Stephen, Sarah, Jason, Lukas, Amber and Dawson; great grandchild Alana; sister Bridget Lewis; brothers Lawrence (Mary) and George (Ann), and numerous other relatives and friends. She is predeceased by husband Stanley, parents Stephen and Ellen Casey, sister Margaret, brother William, sister-in-law Gertrude and grandson Sean. Visitation took place at Sacred Heart Church in Conche from where the funeral mass took place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 with Fr. Jim Robertson officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sacred Heart Church would be gratefully appreciated. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

PATEY, MAMIE E.
St. Anthony

It is with great sadness that the family of Mamie Patey (Parrill) announce her passing on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003 at her residence in St. Anthony. She was in her 84th year. She was predeceased by husband Ephraim Patey Sr., son Christopher, daughters Jessie and Ruby. Leaving to mourn daughter Julia (John) Martens of Abbotsford, British Columbia; sons Joseph (Audrey) and Ephraim (Juanita) of St. Anthony; grandchildren Kristopher (Brenda) Martens of Winfield, British Columbia, Amanda (Ted) Surtel and Tracey (Darren) Stonoski of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Jeffery Martens of Coquitlam, British Columbia, Valerie (Jim) Voline of Washington, DC, Michelle Edler of Connecticut, Christina Edler of New Mexico, Danny (Kathy) Patey of Devon, Alberta, Julie (Guy) Pittman and Chris (Tammy) Patey of St. Anthony and Ursula (Robert) Gear of Gander; greatgrandchildren Patsy, Ruby, Alana, Kaitlin, Jessica, Danielle, Alicia and Robyn; sisters Josie (Gord) Diamond of St. Anthony, Amy (Pierce) Penney of St. John's and Goldie (Aubrey) McBurnie of Nova Scotia, and a large circle of other family members and friends. Visitation was held at the funeral home on West Street . The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19 at St. Anthony United Church with Rev. John McGonigle officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

GILLARD, AMELIA LUCY (NEE WILCOX)
It is with deep sadness that her family announce the passing of their dear mother, grandmother and sister. Amelia passed peacefully away in New Westminister, BC, on Friday, Sept. 19, 2003. She was born Nov. 25, 1909 in Bide Arm, Newfoundland . She is predeceased by her husband Dr. Baxter T. Gillard of 68 years, beloved son Douglas, sister Dorothy Suyama, and brother Neil Wilcox. She will be greatly missed by her daughters Patricia, Iris, Bernetta, and granddaughter Tonya; sister Priscilla Lord of St. John, NB; brother Reginald Wilcox of Toronto, as well as her many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Amelia was first and foremost a humanitarian - devoting her life to the service of others. She was the essence of compassion and was gifted as a natural nurse. Her potential was recognized at the tender age of fourteen by the esteemed Sir Dr. Wilfred Grenfell who asked her to study with him in England. Amelia was dedicated to her family, church, community and impoverished nations. A devout christian - her motto “God first, others second, self last.” Her laughter and smile will be forever remembered by those who knew her.

HILLIER, MABEL AMELIA
St. Anthony

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Sept. 26, 2003. Whe was in her 70th year. Leaving to mourn husband Stuart; daughter Hilda Best (Keith); brothers Arthur, William and Wilfred (Elizabeth); sister Flo Dean (Garland); step-grandchildren Brenda Best and Beverly Best; sister-in-law Ruby Burton; brother-in-law Max Biles; Stuart's foster family, the Sulleys; very special friend Sheryl Beaufield-Arthurs and a wide circle of family and friends. She is predeceased by parents Joseph and Elizabeth Boyd, daughter Jessie, sister Margaret Biles and sisters-in-law Margaret Boyd and Ena Boyd. Visitation was held at the funeral home on West Street . The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Sept. 29 from St. Mary's Anglican Church with Rev. Jean Brenton-Hickman officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

 

 

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