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The Nor'Wester Obituaries - March 2008

The Nor'Wester
is a community newspaper for Green Bay and White Bay.

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of March 2008

 

SIMMS, DAISY R.
It is with great sadness that the families of the late Daisy R. Simms announce her passing at 124 Goodyear Avenue in Grand Falls-Windsor on April 4, 2008 at the age of 73. Daisy was a member of the Grace United Church. Daisy retired from the Valley Vista Seniors Citizen Home. Predeceased by father, Llewellyn McKay, husband, Ernest Simms. Left with fond and loving memories are sons, Bruce (Phyllis) of Little Bay, Gilbert (Pauline) of Little Bay, Glenn (Cavell) of St. Patrick’s, Fred (Vandy) of St. Patrick’s, Eldon Webber of Little Bay (like a son); daughters, Emily (Herb Noel) of Grand Falls-Windsor, Marion (Bill Dormody) of Grand Falls-Windsor, Lucy (Dave Grant) of South Brook, Marthina (Bronson Webber) of Little Bay. Also leaving to mourn mother, Josephine McKay; sisters, Ruby (Kevin), Rose (George), Marion (Dave), Rite (Roland), Joan (Dave), brothers, Moody (Connie), Glen (Bernice), Scott (Sue); fifteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and special friend, Annie Gillard. Reverend Betty Robbins conducted the funeral service at the Grace United Church in Springdale on Monday, April 7, 2008. Interment was at the United Cemetery in Little Bay. Pallbearers were Shane Simms, Eldon Webber, Fred Simms, Mike Dormody, Glenn Simms, Mike Simms, Marc Simms, Brandon Dormody, Joshue Simms, Travis Simms. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and Maude Dormody of Central Funeral Homes.

WINSOR, GARLAND
Passed away April 8, 2008 after a length illness, Garland Winsor at Valley Vista Seniors Home in Springdale. He was 87. Mr. Winsor was a logger and fisherman and he enjoyed making model boats. Predeceased by wife Violet; mother and father; two brothers; three sisters; two daughters Bonnie and Marie; and son Chesley. Left to mourn are sons Pierce (wife, Madge), Otto (wife, Cindy), George (wife, Cathy); daughters Christine (husband, Ken), Stella (husband, Chris), Ida (husband, Jim), Bina. Also leaving to mourn one sister, two brothers, 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Captains Chad and Kathleen Ingram conducted funeral services at the Salvation Army Citadel, Triton, on Saturday, April 12, 2008. Interment was at the Community Cemetery in Triton. Funeral arrangements were by Bill Weeks and Leander Hewlett of Green Bay White Dove Funeral Home in Springdale. Pallbearers were: Perry Budgell, Ernie Winsor, Warrick Winsor, Lawrence Budgell, Hubert Roberts and Cecil Winsor.

SMITH, CYRIL R.F.
It is with great sadness that the families of the late Cyril R.F. Smith announce his passing at the Valley Vista Seniors’ Home in Springdale on April 9, 2008 at the age of 78. Cyril was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Predeceased by his father and mother, three brothers, three sisters, two daughters and four sons. Left with fond and loving memories are his three sons, Steadman of Springdale, Edward of Springdale, Fraser (Linda) of Roberts Arm; three daughters, Golda (Mac Winsor) of Port Anson, Grace (Selby Burton) of Port Anson and Neta (Truman Smith) of Swan Hills, Alberta. Also leaving to mourn 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and special friends. Pastor D.H. Curnew conducted the funeral service at the Redemption Pentecostal Church on April 13, 2008. Interment was at the Pentecostal Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Rowsell, Ford Morey, Calvin Pelley, Stafford Canning, Archibald Colbourne and Roy Rice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear of Central Funeral Homes.

WARD, LORRAINE SHIRLEY
La Scie, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Lorraine Shirley Ward, age 70, announce her passing at her residence in La Scie, NL on Friday, April 11, 2008. Predeceased by her husband Claude; parents Hedley and Olive Mouland; grandson – Nico Foster; parents-in-law William & Lucy Ward; siblings-in-law Ruby King, Bill Murray, and James Ward. Left with fond and loving memories are her children Roy Ward (Alexia), Lynette Gray (Bert), Tassie Foster (Lorne), Neil Ward (Dana), Doug Ward (Susan), Michelle Warren (Doug), and Terry Ward (Tanya); 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also leaving to mourn siblings Wilfred Mouland (Cindy Cuff) and Phyllis Murray; siblings-in-law Sidney Ward (Beatrice), Ford Ward (Eileen), Garland Ward (Triffie), Eleanor Wimbleton (Roy), Hilda Colbourne (Wilbert), Cora Fowler (Delano), Cecil Ward (Viola), Cyril King (Nina), and Bernice Ward; many nieces and nephews, and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Majors Arley and Darlene Masters conducted the funeral service at the Salvation Army Citadel and Cemetery, La Scie, NL on Tuesday, April 15, 2008. Pallbearers were Roy Ward, Lynette Gray, Tassie Foster, Neil Ward, Doug Ward, Michelle Warren, and Terry Ward. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wimbleton’s Funeral Home, Baie Verte.

WALSH, ABRAHAM
Fleur de Lys, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Abraham Walsh, age 63, announce his passing at the Baie Verte Peninsula Health Centre, Baie Verte, NL on Saturday, April 12, 2008. Predeceased by his parents Abraham and Mary Bridget Walsh; siblings Douglas Walsh, Mary Breen, Louise Walsh and Catherine Walsh; parents-in-law Herbert & Mary Aylward; siblings-in-law Patrick Aylward and Laura Aylward; niece Evangeline Walsh; nephew Douglas Walsh. Left with fond and loving memories are his wife Gertrude; children Darren Walsh (Stella), and Ralph Walsh (Sherrie Shelley), both of Fleur de Lys, NL, Keith Walsh (Tina), Fort McMurray, AB, Karen Tobin (Len), and Kerry Walsh (Tonya), both of Port Hardy, BC; grandchildren Daniel and Theresa Walsh, Hailey and Matthew Walsh; Sarah and Brandon Tobin, and Dylan and Jayden Walsh. Also leaving to mourn siblings Patrick Walsh (Minnie), Madeline Drover (Michael), Lawrence Walsh (Mary), Joseph Walsh, Elizabeth Breen (Leonard), Phyllis Hoven (Dan), Alice Walsh (James Bailey), Alphonsus Walsh (Rose), Gerry Walsh (Linda); siblings-in-law Kathleen Walsh and William Breen; siblings-in-law James Aylward (Jackie), Irene Green (Ves), Herbert Aylward (Barb), Dennis Aylward (Pearl), Gerald Aylward (Brenda), Gerard Aylward, Joan Willis (Sherman), Sharon Evans (Tom), Marg Aylward (Ward), Gabriel Aylward (Amy), Daphne White (Laurie), and Marcella Croake (Tom); many nieces and nephews, and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Father Patrick Offin conducted the funeral service at St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Church and Cemetery, Fleur de Lys, NL on Wednesday, April 16, 2008. Pallbearers were Darren Walsh, Ralph Walsh, Keith Walsh, Kerry Walsh, Gerry Walsh, and Kevin Walsh, and the crossbearer was Karen Tobin. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wimbleton’s Funeral Home, Baie Verte.

SMITH, NINA
It is with great sadness that the families of the late Nina Smith (Pottle) announce her passing at the Valley Vista Seniors Home in Springdale on April 16, 2008 at the age of 95 years. Nina was born at Flat Rock, Carbonear. Nina was a member of the United Church, and was quite active in the community. Nina retired from teaching. Predeceased by husband Gordon; parents, Albert and Alice Pottle; brother Ken; and sisters Ada and Allison. Left with fond and loving memories are her sisters Florrie (Lawrence), Kathleen and Lavinia of St. John’s, and Anne of Toronto; brothers Reuben of St. John’s; Lester (Viola) of Salmon Cove; Oliver of New Hampshire. Also leaving to mourn sister-in-law Queenie Decker; brother-in-law George Earle; as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. Reverend Betty Robbins conducted the funeral service at Central Funeral Homes in Springdale on Saturday, April 19, 2008. Interment was at the United Church cemetery. Pallbearers were Lloyd Weir, Ken Leek, Jonathan Stacey, Gordon Jenkins, Don Matthews and Jerry Stacey. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and Marilyn Stuckless of Central Funeral Homes. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Grace United Church, Springdale.

BLACKMORE, MARTIN PHILIP
(1922-2008)
Sandy Cove, Eastport

It is with deep sadness and regret that we announce the sudden passing of Martin in Fort McMurray, Alberta on April 16, 2008. Predeceased by parents Walter and Lucy Blackmore of Grand Falls-Windsor; beloved husband, brother, uncle; brother-in-law, son-in-law, cousin and special friend. Sadly missed by wife Sheila; mother-in-law, Anne Kelly of Grand Falls-Windsor; brothers David (friend Barbara), Grand Falls-Windsor; Anthony (Rosalie), Grand Falls-Windsor, and sons John, Christopher, Andrew, Paul, Brendan and daughters Lucy and Sarah of St. Philips; sisters Judy (Gerry) Brockie, Harbour Grace and son Ian; Eleanor Jones and children Megan, John (Dawn) of St. John’s; sister-in-law Colleen Kelly (Terry Buckley), St. John’s; Yvonne (Tom) Courtney and daughter Yolaunda, Grand Falls-Windsor; Dorothy (Robert) Ryan, USA and children Kelly-Shea and Matthew; Patricia (Kurt) Bigras of Calgary and children Serge and Bianca. The family wishes to acknowledge Martin’s very special friends Bertha Matchim and Queenie of Sandy Cove, Eastport; Gord Lee (Dianne) of Happy Adventure; the large circle of friends of the Eastport Peninsula; former co-workers across Canada from Yukon to Labrador to St. John’s. A sincere heartfelt acknowledgement to Sterling Crane and Waiward Steel Companies; their foreman Greg King (Paulette) of Conception Bay; his co-workers at Albian Sands, Jack Pine site; and especially the families and the surviving co-workers with whom Martin worked on the Ocean Ranger. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Squires Funeral Home, Eastport. Visitation Time: Monday April 21st and Tuesday, April 22nd 10:00 a.m. to 12:00; 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Roman Catholic Funeral Mass to be celebrated at Holy Cross Anglican Church, Eastport, on Wednesday, April 23rd at 2:00 p.m. Flowers gratefully accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Cull’s Harbour. For further information please contact Squires Memorial Funeral Home, Eastport. Telephone: 677-2201 or 2202.

DYER, BRUCE
Fort McMurray, AB
(formerly of La Scie, NL)

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Bruce Dyer, age 54, announce his passing at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre, Fort McMurray, AB on Sunday, April 27, 2008. Predeceased by his father – Edgar Dyer; paternal grandparents – Frederick & Minnie Dyer; and maternal grandparents – Sterling & Dinah Rice. Left with fond ad loving memories are his mother – Bessie Dyer, La Scie, NL; siblings – Bonnie May (Melvin), La Scie, NL, Brian Dyer (Marilyn), Thunder Bay, ON, Minnie Morey (Roger), Lewis Dyer (Pauline), and Evelyn Ward (Jerry), all of La Scie, NL; nieces and nephews – Bradley May (Robyn Curtis), Fort McMurray, AB, Terri-Lynn Wimbleton (Ray), Baie Verte, NL, Stephen Dyer (Laura Taylor), and Shane Dyer, both of Thunder Bay, ON, Tanya King (Sheldon), and Kayla Morey, both of La Scie, NL, Jenny Dyer (C.J. Kelly), Powell River, BC, and Justin Ward, La Scie; many aunts and uncles, and a large circle of other relatives and friends, Majors Arley & Darlene Masters conducted the memorial service at The Salvation Army Citadel and Cemetery, La Scie, NL on Saturday, May 3, 2008. Urnbearers were siblings – Bonnie May, Minnie Morey, Lewis Dyer, and Evelyn Ward. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wimbleton’s Funeral Home, Baie Verte.

RICE, ROLAND
Roland Rice
passed away suddenly at his residence in Ormond Beach, Florida on April 27, 2008 at 101 years old. Roland was born at Lushes Bight, Long Island on January 12, 1907 to Edgar & Harriett Rice. On March 23, 1929 he sailed to New York, there he met and married Gwendolyn Penton, formerly of Twillingate. They lived in the U.S. for the rest of their lives. They made many trips back to Newfoundland on holidays. Roland was a conductor on the subway for 14 years and was a barge captain for 20 and spent his later years running his own motel. Leaving to mourn son, Donald and daughter, Marilyn, both of Florida; also seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, all living in the U.S. Leaving to mourn here in Newfoundland are his six nephews, Max (Shirley), Ralph ( Lorraine), Roy (Agnes), Reg (Sylvia), Raymond (Cheryl), Wilfred (Margie); also three nieces, June (Lloyd), Norma (Charlie), and Betty (Claude).
I had the pleasure of attending Uncle Roland’s 100 birthday in Florida, little over a year ago, at that time he was still driving a 38’ motor home; he was a man of many talents and a great gentleman. He will forever be in our memories. Rest in Peace. Nephew, Wilfred Bartlett

NORMAN, DULCIE LENORA MAE (NOBLE)
Dulcie Lenora Mae (Noble) Norman
was born December 6, 1925 in Nipper’s Harbour, NF to Fred and Jessie Noble, died in Nanaimo, BC on April 28, 2008. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Herbert Norman whom she missed until the end. Survived by her children Brenda (Don Mercer) of Nanaimo, BC, Boyd (Jane Davidson) of Roberts Creek, BC, her grandchildren, Annie, Timothy, Nathalie and Christopher, her sisters, Grace Osmond and Ella LeValliant and her brother Calvin (Verley) Noble. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Rebecca Norman and Marie Norman, brothers-in-law Douglas Manuel and Gid Sacrey and a wide circle of nieces and nephews, There will be a gathering to celebrate Dulcie’s life at Trinity United Church, Nanaimo at 2 pm on Sunday, June 1. In the summer, the family will return Dulcie’s ashes to St. John’s, NF to rest beside Herb. If desired, donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

 

 

Page contributed by Alice Hoven

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

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