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The Nor'Wester Obituaries - January 2001

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

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of January 2001

 

MORGAN, MAXWELL A. -
SPRINGDALE

Passed away on January 3, 2001, Maxwell A. Morgan at the Valley Vista Seniors Complex, Springdale. He was 66. Mr. Morgan retired from the Dept. of Works, Service and Transportation in 1991. Predeceased by: his mother Sadie; father George; sister Marie; and nephew Kevin Rideout. Left to mourn are wife Pearl and son Kevin of Springdale. Also leaving to mourn a large circle of relatives and friends. Pastors Foster and Rideout conducted the funeral service at the Pentecostal Church and Cemetery, Springdale, on January 6, 2001. Pallbearers were Norman Oxford, Otto Burton, Cecil Curlew, Morris Young, Cecil Young and Cyril Goudie.

PARSONS, WILLIS E.
SOUTH BROOK

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Willis E. Parsons announce his sudden passing on January 3, 2001 at the CNRHC, Grand Falls-Windsor. He was 70 years of age. Predeceased by his father John Parsons and sister Madeline Dove. Left with fond and loving memories are: his wife Uliah; mother Betty Parsons; sons - Anthony (Margaret) of Kitchener, ON, Gene (Peggy) of South Brook, Kevin of South Brook, Gord of Ontario, Glenn (Marguerite) of Springdale and Morris (Melvina) of South Brook; and daughter Marilyn (Lloyd Hewlett) of South Brook. Also leaving to mourn: sisters Kay, Joyce, Grace, Edith and Norma; brothers Welsey and Hughie; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Pastor Bill Harnum conducted the funeral service at Calvary Pentecostal church, South Brook on January 6, 2001. Pallbearers were Pete Conners, Gerald Burton, Bob James, Steve Hopkins, Don Higdon and Lloyd James.

WELLS, MARIE
SPRINGDALE

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Marie Wells of Springdale announce her passing on January 3, 2001 at the Springdale Health Care Centre. She was predeceased by her parents and four sisters. Left with fond and loving memories are sister Ruby Tizzard and many relatives and friends. Pastor Foster conducted the funeral service at the Pentecostal Church, Springdale on Saturday, January 6, 2001. Interment was at the Pentecostal Cemetery. Pallbearers were Larry Sterling, Kurt Tizzard, Jerry Tizzard, Gary Saunders, Bruce Butt and Leonard Dicks.

GARD, MARGARET -
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Margaret Gard announce her passing on January 4, 2001 at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Care Centre, Botwood. She was 91. Predeceased by husband James, sister Gladys, brother Morris, stepson Walter and daughter-in-law Jennifer. Left with fond and loving memories are son Rev. George C. Gard (Phyllis) of Springdale and daughter-in-law Erna Gard of St. John's. Also leaving to mourn; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Cremation took place and a memorial service will be held later at the Fogo Island Anglican Church.

WARR, EDNA GERTRUDE
SPRINGDALE

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Edna Gertrude Warr announce her passing, after a lengthy illness, on January 8, 2001 at the Springdale Hospital. She was 71. Mrs. Warr retired from George Warr Ltd. in 1985 and was a member of the United Church Women. Predeceased by her father, Ronald Locke, and her mother, Maggie Locke. Left with fond and loving memories is her husband George Warr. Also leaving to mourn: sisters - Mildred, Daisy, Betty and Elsie; brother Rupert; special nieces Pauline, Carolyn and Dianne; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rev. Davis conducted the funeral services at the Grace United Church and Cemetery, Springdale on January 10, 2001. Pallbearers were Norman Wellman, Job Parsons, Bruce White, Rayfield Wells, Joseph Wells and Gerald Dalley - all of the Masonic Lodge.

PLEASE NOTE:
There have been several deaths in the Nor'Wester coverage area recently but since the obit has not been published it cannot be listed in this forum. Inquires have been made concerning Ross Vincent of Triton and Mary Fifield of South Brook and I can confirm that both of these individuals have passed away.
Thanks,
Norm

MATTHEWS, THOMAS FRANCIS -
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Thomas Francis Matthews, age 86, announce his passing at the BVPHC in Monday, January 22, 2001. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret Ann; daughter Sarah and son Dominic. Left with fond and loving memories are: son Philip (Mary Barrett), Baie Verte; daughters - Mary Francis Haas (Darrin Traverse), Baie Verte, Elizabeth Andrews (Keywood), Brent's Cove, Carmel Byrne (Albert), Brent's Cove, Anna Clarke (Chris), Barrie, ON, Faustina Murray (Junior Villafana), Toronto, ON; and daughter-in-law Marie Matthews, Brent's Cove. Also leaving to mourn: brother - Gregory Matthews (Agnes), Brent's Cove; sisters - Elizabeth McKay, Springdale and Mary Ellen McIssac, Stephenville; 28 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Father Edward Brophy conducted the funeral mass at St. John the Apostle Roman Catholic Church and Cemetery, Brent's Cove. Pallbearers were Richard Andrews, Jamie Haas, Raymond Matthews, Justin Matthews, Michael Byrne and Colin Matthews and the crossbearer was Debbie Domalian.

FRENCH, REGINALD MAYNE -
Reginald Mayne French
, age 92, originally from Morton's Hr, NF., passed peacefully away at his home in Don Mills, ON on January 23, 2001. Predeceased by his wife Beth and infant son Robert. Mr. French was Chief Highways Engineer for the Government of Newfoundland for 33 years, at which time he moved into private practice. He was an avid golfer, curler and bridge player. Saddened by his passing are his daughters Janette (Charles Ross) of Kingston, ON, Marion (Ed Smith) of Springdale, NF and son Fred of St. John's, NF. Also his grandchildren - Kenny (Maddie), Christine, Jeff, Susan, Michael, and Stephen Ross; Michelle (Sean Funk), Kathryn (Rod Bixby), Jennifer (Ian Farrell) and Robert Smith; Sian, Gavin and Justin French; great-grandchildren Alexander and Benjamin Funk, Samanatha, Robyn and Nicholas Bixby; niece Eleanore Webster and very special friends Enid and Karen Coulter. Funeral services took place at Morton's Hr United Church on Monday, January 29, 2001.

OSBOURNE, CECIL PEARCE -
SEAL COVE

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Cecil Pearce Osbourne, age 61, announce his passing at the BVPHC on Tuesday, January 23, 2001. Mr. Osbourne retired from the Baie Verte Peninsula Health Centre in March, 1997. He was predeceased by: his parents - Joshua and Eliza Osbourne; granddaughter - Nicole Osbourne and sister Stella Reeves. Left with fond and loving memories are: wife - Laura; sons - Wally, St. John's and Brian (Trina), Seal cove; daughters - Monda Osbourne (Ellis), Baie Verte, Mildred Gillingham (Ivan), Grande Cache, AB and Lydia Banks (Foster), Seal Cove; grandchildren - Kirk, Adam, Brandon, Kendall and Taylor; and a very special family friend - Russell Fiander. Also leaving to mourn: sisters - Ida Colson, Corner Brook and Rose Pinksen, Seal Cove; brothers - Ken (Maisie), Seal Cove, Edgar (Louise), Corner Brook and Lewis (Helen), Seal Cove; caregiver - Cecily Blanchard and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rev. Sidney Payne conducted funeral services at the St. Swithins Anglican Church and Cemetery, Seal Cove on Friday, January 26, 2001. Pallbearers were Alymer Osbourne, Calvin Hamlyn, Lorne Head, Gord Parsons, Bill Parsons and Donald Gillingham.

NOBLE, WOODROW FORD
SMITH'S HR.

Passed peacefully away in the presence of his loving family at St. Claire's Mercy Hospital on Sunday, January 28, 2001, Woodrow Ford Noble of Smith's Hr., age 58 years. Predeceased by his parents Henry and Maude Noble and brother Enos. Leaving to mourn: his devoted and loving wife of 35 years, Eleanor (Giles); son Darren (Linda Perry); daughter Paula (Laurie Robinson); and two grandchildren Patti and Brett Robinson. Also left with fond and loving memories are: brother Geddis (Melinda) Noble of Smith's Hr; sister Agnes Hynes of Corner Brook; parents-in-law Leonard and Nina Giles of Smith's Hr; extended family Judith and Andrew Pretty of South Dildo, Kevin and Sharon Giles of Bay Roberts, Dean and Norma Giles of Baie Verte, Colin and Cindy Giles of Stephenville, Dawn Giles and Sandy Day of Old Shop as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral services to take place from Bayview United Church, Smith's Hr. on Thursday, February 1, 2001. Interment to follow at Bayview United Church Cemetery, Smith's Hr.

BENNETT (ANSTEY) LULU GERTRUDE -
Passed away on January 30, 2001, peacefully, Lulu Gertrude (Anstey) Bennett at the Valley Vista Complex, Springdale. She was 83. Left to mourn is son Archie (Dallice) of Bathurst, NB. Also leaving to mourn: sister Celia Vincent and brother Obediah Winsor (Stella), both siblings residing at the Valley Vista; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Robert M. Hamlyn conducted the funeral service at Maranatha Pentecostal Church, Triton on Friday, February 2, 2001. Interment was at the Interfaith Cemetery. Pallbearers were Claude Hibbs, Warrick Roberts, Ralph Lush, Cecil Winsor, Derrick Simms and Mervin Short.

SHEPPARD, JENNIFER MAXINE -
SHEPPARDVILLE -

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Jennifer Maxine Sheppard announce her passing after a lengthy illness, on January 30, 2001 at the Springdale Hospital. She was two years and four months old. Left with fond and loving memories are: her parents Kimberly and Alfred Sheppard of Sheppardville; grandparents Martin and Maxine Sheppard of Sheppardville and Alice and Albert Kelly of Robert's Arm; great grandfather Henry Short; brother Kenneth; sister Yvonne; twin sister Jessica and a large number of aunts, uncles and extended family. Rev. Dave Feltham conducted the funeral service at Sheppardville United Church on February 1, 2001. Interment was at the Interfaith Cemetery Sheppardville. Pallbearers were Dean Sheppard, Darryl Sheppard, Daniel Sheppard and Rochelle Guy.

HAMLYN, VERNA NELLIE GLADYS
LA SCIE

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Verna Hamlyn, age 75, announce her passing at the BVPHC on January 31, 2001. Mrs. Hamlyn was a faithful member of the Salvation Army Corps at La Scie all her life. Predeceased by her husband Clarence. Left with fond and loving memories are: sons - Wilson (Marie), Bellevue and Garfield (Anne), Lloydminister; daughters - Dorothy Bishop (Woodrow), La Scie, Hilda Pinksen (Melvin), Sop's Arm, Margaret Hamlyn, St. John's, Neta Andrews (Claude), King's Point and Ina Janes (Glen), La Scie. Also leaving to mourn are: sisters - Edna Sacrey (Ralph), Fannie Sacrey (Andrew), Gertrude Burton (Gus), Margaret Sacrey (Clarence) and Shirley Norman; brothers - Herbert Bath, Howard Bath (Georgina) and Ralph Bath (Rita); 20 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Captains Scott and Michelle Rideout conducted funeral services at the Salvation Army Church and Cemetery, La Scie on Sunday, February 4, 2001. Pallbearers were Arthur Bishop, Melvin Pinksen, Glen Janes, Eric Andrews, Jack Ward and Fred Welshman.

TOBIN, JAMES MAURICE
FLEUR DE LYS

It is with great sadness that the family of the late James Maurice Tobin, age 31, announce his passing on Wednesday, January 31, 2001. He was predeceased by his brother - Gerard and sister - Elizabeth. Left with fond and loving memories are his father - Jack Tobin, Fleur de Lys; mother Mary Tobin, Edmonton, AB; brothers - George, Edmonton, AB, and Rod, Toronto, ON; sisters - Eileen Dempsey (Andrew), Fleur De Lys, Jenny Griffin (Don), Edmonton, AB, Jane Degen (Lloyd), Edmonton, AB, Cathy Sisco (Tom), Casper, Wyoming, Maxine Tobin, Edmonton, AB, Rose Tobin, Fleur De Lys and Jackie Tobin (Paddy Walsh), Edmonton, AB; many nephews and nieces and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Bishop Martin Currie conducted funeral mass at St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church and Cemetery, Fleur De Lys on Monday, February 5, 2001. Pallbearers were Stephen John Tobin, Bill Barrett, Dominic Tobin, George Downey, Andy Dempsey, Victor Clance, Leo Dempsey, Eugene Tobin and the crossbearer was Mick Lewis.

 

 

Page contributed by Norman Dicks

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

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