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The Nor'Wester Obituaries - December 2011

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

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of December 2011

 

NEWMAN, HAZEL ROWENA
1951-2011

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Hazel Newman announce her passing at the Green Bay Health Center in Springdale on December 5, 2011 at the age of 60. Predeceased by parents, Newton & Evangeline. Left with fond and loving memories are her husband Ford; son Fred (Chelsea) of Long Beach, NL; and daughter Evangeline (Claude King) of Lloydminister, SK. Also Leaving to mourn brothers - Hayward (Melvina) of Long Island, Raymond (Gladys) of Nova Scotia, Wilson (Pearl) of Long Island, Gloss (Janet) of Nova Scotia; sisters - Effie Short of Long Island and Josie (Wilburn Bromley) of Long Island; grandchildren - Jennifer, April, Tammy, Crystal and Jennifer as well as many more relatives and friends. Pastor Fred Randell conducted the funeral service from the Apostolic Faith Church in South Brook on December 8, 2011. Interment was at the Apostolic Faith Cemetery. Pallbearers were Hayward Slade, Wilson Slade, Terry Croucher, James Boyles, Pat Bromley and Ken Bromley. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and Marilyn Stuckless of Central Funeral Homes.

LOCKE, LUCY JANE
1924-2011

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Lucy Jane Locke announce her passing at the Central Nfld. Hospital in Grand Falls on December 10, 2011 at the age of 87. Lucy was a member of the Salvation Army Church, Little Bay Islands for years until she moved to Springdale a few years ago. Predeceased by mother, father and daughter Leone Oxford. Left with fond and loving memories are her husband Reuben; son Larry (Muriel) of Little Bay Islands and daughter Joan (Wilson) of Robert's Arm. Also leaving to mourn sister Betty (Harvey) Moyles of Lewisporte; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Major Lindsay Oxford conducted the funeral service from the Salvation Army Citadel in Little Bay Islands on December 14, 2011. Interment was at the Interfaith Cemetery. Pallbearers were Larry Locke, Cyril Oxford, Allison Locke, Gordon King, Wilson Sheppard and Steve Young. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and Marilyn Stuckless of Central Funeral Homes.

SEYMOUR, AMBROSE
Harbour Round, NL
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Ambrose Seymour. Age 87, announce his passing at the Baie Verte Peninsula Health Centre on Monday, December 12, 2011. Predeceased by his wife - Mary Ann Seymour. Left with fond memories are his sons - Gerald (Bridget) & Lar (Carolyn Billings); daughters - Madonna Matthews (Charlie), Loretta Hewlett (Scott), Elaine Payne (Al), Mary Decker (Graham), and daughter-in-law - Debra Loder; grandchildren - Chris Matthews (Cathy), Dave Matthews (Amy), Garry Seymour (Jennifer), Mary Ann Tucker (Jason), Loriann Jewer (Clarence), Loretta Gray (Trevor), Linda Seymour, Sherry Flynn (Corey), Tony Decker (Collette), Sean Hewlett (Lindsey); great-grandchildren - Nicholas, Brendan, Justin, Tyler, Carter, Kyle, Eric, Anna, Joshua, Alex, Madison, Noah, Gabe; also leaving to mourn are three sisters - Elizabeth Skinner, Margaret Jones and Ann Haas; sister-in-law - Bridget Sullivan, Alice Sullivan, Beth Sullivan; brother-in-law - Gregory Haas, Gordon Haas & Jim Haas; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. The funeral mass was conducted at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church and Cemetery, Harbour Round, NL on Thursday, December 15, 2011. Pallbearers were Gerald Seymour, Lar Seymour, Charlie Matthews, Al Payne, Chris Matthews, Tony Decker and the crossbearer was Ed Skinner. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wimbleton's Funeral Home, Baie Verte.

KING, CYRIL E.
La Scie, NL
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Cyril E. King, age 82, announce his passing at his residence in La Scie, NL on December 15, 2011. Predeceased by his 1st wife - Ruby; infant son - Roy; granddaughter - Ashley King; parents - Edward & Annie King; brothers - Herbie King & Malcolm King; parents-in-law - William & Lucy Ward; siblings-in-law - Claude Ward (Lorraine), James Ward & Eileen Ward. Left with fond and loving memories are his wife - Nina, La Scie, NL; children - Terry King (Lorraine), La Scie, NL, James King (Sherry), Fort McMurray, AB; grandchildren - Sherry Skinner (Dwayne), La Scie, NL, Maurice King, St. John's, Tyler King, Fort McMurray, AB; Nina's family Daisy McMurray (Chris), Victoria, BC, Janice Burton (Garland), La Scie, NL, Marlene Gray (Victor), St. George, NB, and their children. Also leaving to mourn sister - Clara Burton (Clarence), La Scie, NL, siblings-in-law - Joan Osbourne, Vivian King, Sidney Ward (Beatrice), Ford Ward (Phyllis), Garland Ward (Triffie), Eleanor Wimbleton (Roy), Hilda Colbourne (Wilbert), Cora Fowler (Delano) and Cecil Ward (Viola) and Bernice Ward; many nieces and nephews and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Pastor William Bowering conducted the funeral service at Bethel Pentecostal Church and Cemetery, La Scie, NL on Sunday, December 18, 2011. Pallbearers were Neil Ward, Tony Ward, Dennis Ward, Junior Ward, Eugene Burton and Bond Burton. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wimbleton's Funeral Home, Baie Verte.

PADDOCK, ROY
It is with sadness that the family of the late Roy Paddock announces his passing on December 15, 2011. He was born November 3, 1939 to Marmion and Marjorie Paddock, Robert's Arm. He married June Payne on April 28, 1964 and together they raised four children Neil, Dale, Elaine and Amy. Robert's Arm remained home for the rest of his life, even while he worked away to support his family. He worked in different industries throughout his life - mining, carpentry, logging - and then later in his life he worked as a fishing guide. He loved to hunt, fish, and grow vegetables. He always kept busy. Roy Paddock was known for his quiet demeanour, humble sense of humour and down to earth attitude. He will be missed. He was predeceased by his father Marmion and sister, Flossie. He leaves to mourn mother Marjorie, wife June, sons Neil (Michella), AB, Dale (Donna), NB; daughters Elaine (David Quinn), AB, Amy, AB; sisters Alfreda Campbell & Sandra Fudge; six grandchildren, 1 great grandchild. Rev. Bill Matchem conducted the funeral service on Sunday, December 18, 2011 from the United Church, Robert's Arm with interment following at the United Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Rodney Gray, Don Paddock, Edward Paddock, Harold Payne, Gary Rideout, Don Sweeney. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Green Bay Funeral Home, Springdale, NL.

YOUNG, JEAN IRENE
1951-2011
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Jean Irene Young announce her passing at the Springdale Hospital in Springdale on December 16, 2011 at the age of 59. Jean was a member of the Springdale Pentecostal Church. Predeceased by her father Calvin Verge and brother, Gilbert Verge. Left with fond and loving memories are her husband, Freeman; mother, Gertrude Verge and children - Joanne Peckford, Wade Young (Dana), Jackie Swantee (Jason), Michael Young (Beth-Ann), Jenna Blanchard (Keith). Also leaving to mourn grandchildren - Emily, Allison, Noah, Olivia, Caden and Callie; brothers/sisters - David Locke (Selma), Marie Bennett (Howard), Marden Verge (Sharon), Marion Gillespie (Alphonsus), Mary Young (Roger) and Wade Verge (Maxine); brothers-in-law/sisters-in-law - Rose Young (Tony), Cathy Verge, Ford Young (Wavey), Lillian Verge (Phillip), Eileen Penney (Bruce), Marina Young, Margaret Young, Linda Young and Pansy Luff as well as many more relatives and friends. Pastor Lindsay Foster conducted the funeral service from the Pentecostal Church in Springdale on December 19, 2011. Interment was at the Pentecostal Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Locke, Howard Bennett, Wade Verge, Ford Young, Roger Young, Tony Young, Philip Verge and Bruce Penney. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and Marilyn Stuckless of Central Funeral Homes.

LUSH, JOSEPH
It is with sadness that the family of the late Joseph Lush announces his passing on December 17, 2011. He was born on February 10, 1929 to James & Susanna Lush. As a young man he worked as a logger and fisherman; later he worked with the Dept. of Highways until his retirement in 1988. In 1962 he married Linda Burton and together they raised seven daughters. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers William & Albert; sisters Lulu & Dulcy. He leaves to mourn wife Linda, daughters Viola (Ivan), Jean (Brian), Peggy (Troy), Christine (Sheldon), Cindy (Keith), Amy (Paul), Natasha (Jamie); 11 grandchildren; one great grandchild; sister Rowena Henstridge; brother William Rodgers. Major Larry Fudge conducted the funeral service on December 22, 2011 from the Salvation Army Triton, with interment following at Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons Jamie & Jody Winsor, and sons-in-law Keith Vincent, Ivan Morey, Sheldon Budgell, Troy Rice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Green Bay Funeral Home, Springdale, NL.

SACREY, CLAUDE
Pacquet, NL
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Claude Sacrey, age 71, announce his passing at the Baie Verte Peninsula Health Centre, Baie Verte, NL on Wednesday, December 21, 2011. Predeceased by his parents - Roland & Joyce Sacrey; granddaughter - Olivia Sacrey; parents-in-law - Dorman & Theresa Sacrey; siblings-in-law - Clarence Whalen, Lillian Sheppard (Lenton), Alfreda Martin (John) and Gordon Sacrey. Left with fond and loving memories are his wife - Olive, Pacquet, NL; children - Kay Johnson (Roy), Deer Lake, NL, Kerry Sacrey (Lori-Ann), Baie Verte, NL, Kim Regular (Dana), Okotoks, AB; grandchildren - Daniel & Faith Sacrey; Dylan Regular; siblings - Beatrice Atkinson (James), Calvin Sacrey (Pamela), Mervin Sacrey (Florence), Vivian Cole (Thomas), Kevin Sacrey (Brenda), Pratt Sacrey (Violet), Tony Sacrey (Juanita) and Vera Whalen; siblings-in-law - Robert Sacrey (Edna), Winston Sacrey (Florella), Evelyn Sacrey (Jonas), Loretta Saunders (Lewis) and Jessie Mitchell (Reginald); many nieces and nephews, and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rev. Christina Hague conducted the funeral service at First United Church & Cemetery, Pacquet, NL on Saturday, December 24, 2011. Pallbearers were Kerry Sacrey, Mervin Sacrey, Kevin Sacrey, Pratt Sacrey, Tony Sacrey and Todd Cole. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wimbleton's Funeral Home, Baie Verte.

RICE, SUSIE
Seal Cove, NL
It is with treat sadness that the family of the late Susie Rice, age 76, announce her passing at the Baie Verte Peninsula Health Centre, Baie Verte, NL on Wednesday, December 21, 2011. Predeceased by her husband - Lloyd Rice; children - Larry Rice, Ted Rice, Roxie Bowers; great-granddaughter - Skye Rice; son-in-law - Wallace Rice; parents - Thomas & Jane Jacobs; siblings - Ida Jacobs (Wilfred), Effie Randell (Eric); parents-in-law - George & Fanny Rice; siblings-in-law - Leslie Ricketts, Robert Nicholas, Alma Jacobs, Chloe Parsons (Cyril), Marjorie Pinksen (Reginald), Gordon Rice (Marjorie) and Winston Rice. Left with fond and loving memories are her children - Goldie Rice, Seal Cove, NL, Bruce Rice (Judy), Fort McMurray, AB, Ada Best (Gary), Seal Cove, NL, Ricky Rice, Calgary, AB, Linda Regular (Otto), Lloydminster, AB; son-in-law - Donald Bowers, Port Hardy, BC; daughter-in-law - Beverly Rice, Seal Cove, NL; grandchildren - Craig Rice (Deidre), Vanessa Osbourne (Dwayne), Tina Walsh (Keith), Tony Rice; Gary Best; Jeffrey Bowers (Sarah), Larry Bowers; Glen Rice (Coralee), Shevonne Kelly (Frankie), Tara Rice, Theron Rice, Tremaine Rice, Larry Rice; Joshua & Tyler Rice; Candace Vaters (Brad); Samantha & Ryan Regular; great-grandchildren - Stephanie & Joshua Osbourne; Sarah & Zakkery Rice; Hailey & Matthew Walsh; Madison Gavin; Jayden Best; Kayley, Sidney & Jacob Bowers; Lucas & Kaylee Rice; Alex & Dominic Rice; Jessica, Alex & Adam Rice; siblings - Leslie Jacobs, Dorothy Nicholas and Cecily Small (Ryburn); siblings-in-law - Selma Percy (Ralph) and Alvin Rice (Barbara); many nieces and nephews and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Pastor Greg Patey conducted the funeral service at Trinity Pentecostal Church, Baie Verte, NL on Monday, December 26, 2011. Interment followed at Bethel Pentecostal Cemetery, Seal Cove, NL. Pallbearers were Ryburn Small, Glen Rice, Garfield Rice, Roger Gavin, Everett Pinksen & Alvin Pinksen. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wimbleton's Funeral Home, Baie Verte.

ROBERTS, VERA
It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Vera Roberts of Triton, on Wednesday, December 21, 2011. She was born to Pearce & Celia Vincent July 17, 1931 and married Eric Roberts on Dec. 3, 1948. Together they had 10 children. Vera loved many things in life - having people visit, going for a ride with Eric, attending church, but her love for God and her family was paramount. She will be missed. She was predeceased by infant daughter Joan, parents Pearce & Celia, brother Garland. She leaves with loving memories husband Eric, sons Everett (Nellie), Donald (Bonnie), Wayne (Margaret), Clayton (Beryl), Paul (Margaret), Tom (Bonnie), Christopher (Wanda),; daughters Patricia (Edward), Nola (Gloria); sisters Lillian Tucker, Ethel Hobbs, Frances Roberts; brother David (Rhoda); sister-in-law Joyce Vincent; 25 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; one great-great grandson. The funeral service was conducted from the church on Saturday, December 24, 2011 with Pastor Jeffrey Elliott officiating. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers were daughter Patricia, sons Chris, Clayton, Everett, Tom, Wayne. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Green Bay Funeral Home, Springdale, NL.

HEWLETT, TONY
With the same dignity and gentleness with which he lived his life, Nelson Tony Hewlett, peacefully passed into the Lord's care, December 22, 2011. Born October 14, 1953 at home in South Brook, Newfoundland. Tony spent his childhood growing, always learning, and playing by his seaside. Remaining to forever treasure his memory, are his loved ones, wife Colleen, children, James Pollard (Karen), Kelly Pollard-Blab (Guy), Mandy Hewlett (Jeremiah), Amy Hewlett and Nelson Andrew Hewlett, grandchildren: Kirsten, Brendan, Josee, Jaco and Robbie as well as nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Tony was pre-deceased by his parents, Nelson Levi and Isabella Hewlett, infant brother Kenneth, sister Catherine, and step grandson Joshua Blab. After completing high school at Grant Collegiate in Springdale, Nfld, Tony attended college taking fine arts, followed by trade school, receiving a journeyman certificate in carpentry. He moved to Ignace Ontario in 1984 where he found work and established a loving home for his "whole" family. Tony enjoyed so much in his life, playing with his high school band, or his rock band, a variety of art projects, restoration of classic cars and trucks, travelling, building, playing with the grandkids, fellowship with friends and co-workers and so much more. A celebration service was held on Friday December 30th, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Ignace Gospel Church (New Life) with Pastors Sheldon Reid and Calvin Young officiating. Interment followed in the Ignace Cemetery. Visitation took place Thursday, December 29th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Ignace Gospel Church. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Tony may be made to the Pentecostal Assembly of Canada-Aboriginal Ministries-Western District, or Bridges for Peace Canada through the Stevens Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 412, Dryden ON P8N 2z1. Condolences may be emailed to sympathycard@shaw.ca, subject: Hewlett
Thanks to a loving father and husband for enriching our lives, we've been richly blessed.

ANTHONY, HILDA DORIS
1923-2011
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Hilda Doris Anthony announce her passing at the Valley Vista Seniors Home in Springdale on December 23, 2011 at the age of 89. Hilda was a member of the Salvation Army. Predeceased by her husband George Anthony. Left with fond and loving memories are her sons - Bruce (Michelle) of Pilley's Island and Garry of Pilley's Island and daughters - Bernice (Lorne Henstridge) of Triton, Audrey (Lloyd Crews) of Pilley's Island and Karen (Dennis Vincent) of Pilley's Island. Also leaving to mourn sisters - Rita Holloway, Georgina Boyd, Elsie Dawe; brothers - Leslie Oake and Boyce Oake; 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Majors Marvin & Vera Youden Oxford conducted the funeral service from the Salvation Army Citadel in Pilley's Island on December 28, 2011. Interment was at the Salvation Army Cemetery. Pallbearers were her sons - Bruce Anthony, Garry Anthony and grandsons - Stacey Henstridge, David Vincent, Ricky Crewe and Monte Anthony. Honorary pallbearer was grandson Garry Vincent. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and Marilyn Stuckless of Central Funeral Homes.

ROBERTS, STANLEY P.
September 25, 1925 - December 24, 2011
It is with sadness that the families of the late Stanley P. Roberts announce his passing at the Valley Vista Seniors Home, Springdale, NL at the age of 86 years. Stanley is predeceased by his first wife, Rita; parents, Herbert and Lavenia Roberts; brother, Donald; and sister, Greta Roberts. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Melina; daughters, Ida (Claude) Parsons, Rose (Carl) Ryan, Winnie (Ernie) Winsor, Stella (Gus) Weir, Denise (Glen) Guthro; sons, Hubert (Faye) Roberts, Ray Roberts, Max (Kim) Roberts, Milton (Deanne) Roberts; 24 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild; step-sister, Marjorie Thorne; half-sisters, Jessie Barrett (the Late William), Jean (Eugene) Parsons, Ada (John) Briem; as well as a large number of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The visitation took place December 26, 2011 at 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm from The Salvation Army Citadel, Triton, NL. The funeral service took place December 27, 2011 from The Salvation Army Citadel with Major Larry Fudge officiating. Pallbearers were Tobby Vincent, Harry Vincent, Keith Roberts, Bethany Canning, Penny Winsor, and Preston Winsor. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL.

FIFIELD, BERNETTA
Passed away tragically as the result of a house fire on Christmas Day, 2011. Melvina & Bernetta Fifield of Pilley's Island. Bernetta was born on November 29, 1982 and graduated from Dorset Collegiate in 2001. She was involved in Brownies, Girl Guides, Youth Group, Sunday School, Junior Soldiers, Corps Cadets and Home League. She was enrolled as a Senior Soldier in the Pilley's Island Salvation Army Corps in March 1997. Bernetta was very happy about the new life she was starting with Kevin Sheppard of Lewisporte. She was predeceased by her father Fred. She leaves to mourn brothers Brian (Wavey), Lloyd; nephew Jake & niece Sarah; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. The combined funeral service was conducted from the Salvation Army, Pilley's Island on Sunday, January 1, 2012 with Majors Randell and Youden officiating. Interment followed at the Salvation Army cemetery. Pallbearers were Todd Fifield, Richard Squires, Matthew Pittman, Richard Roberts, Wycliffe Boyd, Max Pittman, Peter Fudge and Fenwick King. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Green Bay Funeral Home, Springdale, NL

FIFIELD, MELVINA
Passed away tragically as the result of a house fire on Christmas Day, 2011. Melvina & Bernetta Fifield, of Pilley's Island. Melvina was born to Harold & Susan Squires of Smith's Harbour and later married Fred Fifield of Pilley's Island on January 29, 1968. They made their home and raised their family in Bumble Bee Bight. Melvina was an excellent cook, enjoyed creating plastic canvas items and attending Home League. She was enrolled as a Senior Soldier in the Salvation Army Corps on Easter Sunday 1996. Besides her parents she was predeceased by husband Fred, and sister Ettie. She leaves to mourn sons Brian (Wavey), Lloyd; sisters Jessie, June (Clarence), Marina (Tim), Zella (Brian), Louise (Dean); brothers Neil (Wanda), Tom (Sandra); two grandchildren Jake & Sarah; and a large circle of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. The combined funeral service was conducted from the Salvation Army, Pilley's Island on Sunday, January 1, 2012 with Majors Randell and Youden officiating. Interment followed at the Salvation Army cemetery. Pallbearers were Todd Fifield, Richard Squires, Matthew Pittman, Richard Roberts, Wycliffe Boyd, Max Pittman, Peter Fudge, and Fenwick King. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Green Bay Funeral Home, Springdale, NL.

OAKE, ELLA MAY
1919-2011
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Ella May Oake announce her passing at the Valley Vista Seniors Home in Springdale on December 27, 2011 at the age of 92. Ella was a member of the Salvation Army. Left with fond and loving memories are her husband of 75 years, David; sons - Wilbert of Beaumont and Claude (Hope) of Robert's Arm and daughter Mavis Tizzard of Springdale. Also leaving to mourn sister Beulah (Reg), 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. Major Lindsay Oxford and Majors Marvin and Vera Youden conducted the funeral service from the Salvation Army Citadel in Beaumont on December 30, 2011 @ 1 p.m. Interment was at the Salvation Army Cemetery. Pallbearers were Wilbert Oake (Son), Claude Oake (Son), David Tizzard (Grandson), Keith Oake (Grandson), Leroy Bromley (Grandson in Law) and Clyde Croucher (Friend). Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and Marilyn Stuckless of Central Funeral Homes.

 

 

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