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The Nor'Wester Obituaries - February 2011

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

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of February 2011

 

BLACKLER, JOSEPH EDWARD
1936-2010

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Joseph Edward Blackler announces his passing at the Health Sciences Center in St. John's on February 6, 2011 at the age of 74. Joseph Blackler was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Joseph retired from Pelley Enterprises Limited. Predeceased by his 1st wife, Ida; granddaughter, Jamie-Lee; sister, Rita and brothers, Ralph, Walter and Hardy. Left with fond and loving memories is his wife, Margaret; sons: Wayne (Kim) of McKenzie, BC, Keith (Judy) of Springdale, Rex of Waterloo, ON, Brian of Waterloo, ON, and stepsons, Nick and Brent; daughters: Joy (Stephen Power) of Corner Brook, Karen (Mark Peterson) of McKenzie, BC, Kathy of Edmonton, AB, Loretta of Golden, BC, and Joanne (Clayton Fernstrom) of McKenzie, BC. Also leaving to mourn brother, Chesley; 14 grandchildren, 2 step grandkids and 8 great-grandchildren. Pastor Howard Head conducted the funeral service from the Pentecostal Church in Springdale on February 10, 2011. Interment was at the Springdale Pentecostal Cemetery. Pallbearers were his son Keith, son-in-law Stephen Power, brother Chesley, brother-in-law Neil Austin, friend Tim Burton and nephew Tony Blackler. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and Marilyn Stuckless of Central Funeral Homes.

RODRIGUE, OLIVE ALVINE
1937-2011
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Olive Rodrigue announces her passing at the Green Bay Health Care Center in Springdale on February 9, 2011 at the age of 73. Olive was a member of the Springdale Pentecostal Church, WM Ladies and Widows Caring and Sharing. Olive retired from her own business, Springtex Fabrics. Predeceased by husband, Emilien in 1993; parents, Harland & Daisy Taylor; sisters, Marjorie, Genetta and Leona; brother, Calvin and sister-in-law, Grace. Left with fond and loving memories are her sons Pierre (Carolyn) of Lloydminister and Andre (Iona) of Springdale. Also leaving to mourn grandchildren: Kailyn, Samantha, Abigail, Lee and Hope; sisters: Rose (Gordon), Alma (Ivan), Maisie (Hubert), Ada (Donald); brothers: Cyril, Clayton (Elsie), Bruce (Vera), Ford (Trudy), Dawson (Ruth) and Derrick (Brenda); sister-in-law Gloria; brothers-in-law Freeman (Jean) and Lloyd as well as a wide circle of family and friends. Pastor Lindsey Foster conducted the funeral service from the Pentecostal Church in Springdale on February 13, 2011. Interment was at the Springdale Pentecostal Cemetery. Pallbearers were Clayton Taylor, Bruce Taylor, Ford Taylor, Dawson Taylor, Derrick Taylor and Ivan Pittman. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and Marilyn Stuckless of Central Funeral Homes.

ROBERTS, MERVIN DONALD
1953-2011
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mervin Donald Roberts announces his passing at his home in Roberts Arm at the age of 57. Predeceased by his parents, Willis & Gladys Roberts and brother, Leonard Roberts. Left with fond and loving memories is his sons: Allen (Charmaine) of Lloydminister, AB, Andre (Crystal) of Newfoundland; daughters: Carol of Lloydminister, AB and Debbie (Basil) of Lloydminister, AB. Also leaving to mourn sisters: Jean Dicks (Wilfred), Sadie Roberts (Amos) and Judy (Earl Thomas); brothers: Bruce (Susan), John (Lois), Jerry (Helen), Edmand (Barbara), Steadman and Tony (Bonnie); and eight grandchildren. Pastor Paddock conducted the funeral service from the Pentecostal Church in Robert's Arm on February 14, 2011. Interment was at the Pentecostal Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jerry Roberts, Edmand Roberts, Andre Roberts, Harold Hillyard, Sterling Strickland and Rod Doody. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and Marilyn Stuckless of Central Funeral Homes.

ALLAN, JOHN
April 13, 1943 - Feb. 11, 2011

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father and grandfather, John Allan. Survived by his wife, Beverly (Sinclair), daughters, Wendy (Don) and Heather (Reg), and son David (Terry), grandchildren, Chelsea, Casey, Bruce and Zachary. He will be sadly missed by his brothers, sisters, and cherished friends. John started his career with the Royal Canadian Navy in communications. He spent most of his postings in Canadian North. After discharge from the Navy, he joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and worked in Shortwave Monitoring Station based at Stittsville/Carp until retirement. Each summer for the past 30 years John and family migrated to his retirement property at Brighton, Newfoundland where he spent many hours on the oceans as caption of The Vanna White coming to assistance of needy souls with his "First Aid Kit". In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brighton Cemetery committee or the Brighton Fire Department.

YOUNG, ROSS
March 9, 1929-February 11, 2011
On a stormy February 15, 2011 the town of Beachside, together with other friends and relatives, gathered to remember the life of one of its best-loved residents, John Ross Young. Born to Daniel and Winifred on March 9, 1929, Ross grew up in Wild Bight (Beachside) where he met and married Edith Porter of Port de Grave, who had come to the town as a teacher. Together they raised four wonderful children, Trudy, Lois, Brenda and Myles. Ross was known for his gentle spirit and pleasant personality and endeared himself to all who met him, including the staff of Rufus Guinchard Health Centre, Port Saunders, where he lost his battle with ALS on February 11, 2011. He loved God, he loved his family whom he spoke with almost every single day, and he loved the great outdoors. The legacy of a life well lived was very much evident in the tributes delivered in the funeral service by daughter Trudy and son Myles. Mourning their loss are wife Edie, Children Trudy (Paul Anstey), Lois (Ross Ward), Brenda (Geoff Ricketts), and Myles (Melanie); grandchildren Jon and Jennifer Anstey, Michael, Gillian and Jessica Ricketts, Courtney and Jacob Young, step-grandchildren Christine and Dale Ward; sister Marjorie Perry, brothers Roy, Ward (Edna), Frank (Susie) and Ford as well as a very large circle of other relatives and friends. Pastor Jamie Lander conducted the funeral service from Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle with the interment at the Pentecostal Cemetery. The pallbearers were son Myles, brothers Ford and Frank, grandsons Jon and Michael, close friend Lloyd Webber. Honourary pallbearers were nephews Craig, Tony Young and Danny Cole. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Gail Noel of Green Bay Funeral Home.

THOMAS, YVONNE
September 23, 1934-February 14, 2011
Yvonne Margaret Louise Thomas
was born on September 23, 1934 to Thomas George and Mary Elizabeth Marriott in Bicester, U.K. She moved to Newfoundland in 1971 with the love of her life Ozzie (Gordon Murdock) Thomas, who passed away in 1994. She moved to Springdale in July 2004. Yvonne lived her life by a couple of mottos - "Trust in the Lord" and "Never judge another person until you have walked a mile in their shoes". She was known for her generous spirit and many people in the area have been the recipient of her homemade crafts. When asked to list her most significant accomplishment, she replied with hesitation - "my seven beautiful daughters". Since her daughters lived across Canada, Yvonne adopted Violet and Larry Croucher as her family and became a grandmother to Jennifer and Travis. Mourning her passing on February 14, are her daughters, the Croucher family and other relatives and friends. The funeral service was conducted at Green Bay Funeral Home by Pastors Bill and Lynette Cole on February 18. Interment followed at the Pentecostal Cemetery, South Brook. Pallbearers were Luke and Glenn Thomas, Kenny and Nathan Budgell, Wilbert Heath and Larry Croucher. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Gail Noel of Green Bay Funeral Home.

LUSH, BARRY STEDMAN
1962-2011
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Barry Stedman Lush announces his passing at the Green Bay Health Care Center in Springdale on February 14, 2011 at the age of 48. Predeceased by his parents, Willis and Annie Lush. Left with fond and loving memories is his wife, Ruth Lush; son Tyrone (Nikki) of Triton and daughter Crystal of Saint George, NB. Also leaving to mourn granddaughter Emma Lush; brothers: Wilfred (Ruth), Wilson (Shirley), Alvin (Golda), Leonard (Christine), Cyril (Louise), Wayne (Janice) and sisters: Judy (Laurence) and Joy (Hayward). Pastor Jeff Elliott conducted the funeral service from the Maranatha Pentecostal Church in Triton on February 17, 2011. Interment was at the Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers were his brothers: Wilfred Lush, Wilson Lush, Alvin Lush and Leonard Lush; brother-in-law Hayward Strickland and nephew Grant Lush. Honorary pallbearer was his son Tyrone Lush. Honor guards were Pastor Elliott, Harris Roberts, Cecil Young, Peggy Henstridge, Rodger Burton, Joanne Vincent and Rick Fudge. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and Marilyn Stuckless of Central Funeral Homes.

QUIGLEY, JOHN "JACK" JOSEPH
St. John's, NL
It is with great sadness that the family of the late John "Jack" Joseph Quigley, age 71, announce his passing at St. Claire's Hospital, St. John's, NL on Wednesday, February 15, 2011. Predeceased by his parents - John & Helena Quigley; infant sister - Beatrice; sister - Evelyn Dyer; brother-in-law - Gordon Walsh. Left with fond and loving memories are his siblings - Shirley Hickey (John), Sparwood, BC, Clotilda Walsh, Fleur-de-Lys, NL, Doreen Downey (Gene), Fleur de Lys, NL & Roy Quigley (Claudine), Baie Verte, NL; brother-in-law - Expedite Dyer, Tumbler Ridge, BC; many nieces and nephews and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Father Brian Colbert conducted the funeral mass at St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church, Fleur de Lys, NL on Monday, February 21, 2011. Interment followed at St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Fleur de Lys, NL. Pallbearers were Jason Downey, Jeffrey Quigley, Nick Walsh, Bob Traverse, Tony Shea and Stephen J. Walsh and the crossbearer was Roy Quigley. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wimbleton's Funeral Home, Baie Verte.

CLARKE, RONALD GEORGE
1935-2011
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Ronald George Clarke announces his passing at his home in Springdale on February 21, 2011 at the age of 75. Ron retired from Newfoundland Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 740. Predeceased by mother, Pearl; father, Bennett; brothers, Roy, Edward, Jim, Harold and sister, Golda. Left with fond and loving memories is his wife, Helen; sons: Larry (Judy) of Springdale and Edward of Springdale; daughters: Peggy (Kent) of Orangeville, ON, Joanne (Lloyd) of Port Hope Simpson, Labrador. Also leaving to mourn sister, Jenny; brother, Morley; grandchildren: Melissa, Chad, Penney, Samantha, Clarke; great-grandchildren: Jenny, Jessica and Isabella. Pastor Howard Head conducted the funeral service from the Pentecostal Church in Springdale on February 25, 2011 at 2:30 P.M. Interment was at the Springdale Pentecostal Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kent Snow (son-in-law), Boyce Bath (brother-in-law), Cyril Goudie (friend), Ron Saunders (friend), Roy Critch (friend) and Brad Elliott (family friend). Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and Marilyn Stuckless of Central Funeral Homes.

ANTHONY, JOSEPH
1917-2011
Joseph Anthony
was born to Priscilla Anthony in the home of his grandparents Jesse and Helen Anthony in Robert's Arm on February 18, 1917. In 1934 he married Amelia (Millie) Pearce of Westport and together they welcomed 15 children. After Amelia's passing in 1987, he married Olive Colbourne until her death nine years later. Seven of his children have also predeceased him. Beginning his work life as a fisherman at age 13, Joe soon became involved with the logging and pulpwood industry. He recounts some of his experiences in his recent book, Joe of the Deep Woods. Yet he made time for his family and community. He was a devoted husband, father, and member of the Salvation Army, but also served as mayor, secretary of the Amalgamated School Board, member of the Integrated School Board, and Green Bay Development Association. For the past seven years he has been a resident of Valley Vista Senior's Home in Springdale from which he was Promoted to Glory on Friday, February 25, 2011 - just one week after celebrating his 94th birthday. He is survived by two daughters, six sons, 38 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and four siblings. On February 28, 2011 Uncle Joe was laid to rest. To accommodate the large crowd, the funeral service was conducted from Word of Life Tabernacle, with Lt. Tina Dominaux and Major G. Lacey officiating. Pallbearers were sons Andy and Percy, grandsons David Miller, Max Anthony, and great-grandsons Jamie Hibbs and Anthony Miller. Interment followed at the Salvation Army Cemetery. Known for his integrity, endless energy and Christian witness he will be most dearly missed. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Gail Noel and Harry Oxford of Green Bay Funeral Home.

WINSOR, ROY WILLIE
1930-2011
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Roy W. Winsor announces his passing at the Western Memorial Hospital in Corner Brook on February 28, 2011 at the age of 80. Roy was a member of the Springdale Pentecostal Church. Roy was predeceased by his mother, father, and brother. Left with fond and loving memories is his wife, Meryl; son Brian (Carolyn) of Grand Falls-Windsor; daughters: Colleen (Boyd), Kimberly (Jeff) and Suette (Keith), all of Springdale. Also leaving to mourn Rose (sister) and grandchildren: Philip, Peter, Victoria, Katherine, Daniel and Christopher. Pastor Robert Mills conducted the funeral service from the Word of Life Tabernacle in Robert's Arm on March 3, 2011. Interment was at the Pentecostal Cemetery. Pallbearers were his grandchildren: Philip Winsor, Peter Winsor, Victoria Noble, Katherine Noble, Daniel Saunders and Christopher Weir. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and Marilyn Stuckless of Central Funeral Homes.

Daily News, Robinson Blackmore Newspapers and Evening Telegram/The Telegram newspaper articles
used with permission of The Telegram and Transcontinental Atlantic Media Group G.P.

 

 

Page contributed by Alice Hoven

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

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