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The Nor'Wester Obituaries - January 2012

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

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of January 2012

 

RICE, TERRY ROBERT
1965-2012
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Terry Robert Rice announce his passing at the Northern Lights Reg. Hospital in Fort McMurray on January 1, 2012 at the age of 46. Terry was a member of the Family Christian Center, Ft. McMurray, AB. He retired from Shell Albian Sands. Predeceased by Baby Girl Rice (Daughter) and father and mother. Left with fond and loving memories is his wife Loretta Rice and daughter Marlena Jane of Fort McMurray. Also leaving to mourn 9 sisters, 3 brothers, and their spouses, a large number of nieces and nephews as well as a wide circle of special friends. Pastor Tyrone Ball conducted the funeral service from the Redemption Tabernacle in Port Anson on January 8, 2012. Interment was at the Pentecostal Cemetery. Pallbearers were members of the Canadian Rangers. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and Marilyn Stuckless of Central Funeral Homes.

WEIR, GEORGE LEMUEL
1920-2012
It is with great sadness that the family of the late George L. Weir announce his passing at the Valley Vista Seniors Home in Springdale on January 2, 2012 at the age of 91. George was a member of the Salvation Army. He retired from fishing and boat building. Predeceased by his wife Elsie; sister, Mamie Weir and parents Pearce & Minnie Weir. Left with fond and loving memories is his daughter Margaret (Roy) Oxford of Springdale. Also leaving to mourn granddaughter Adrienne (Chris) Hewlett, grandson Lorne (Jennifer) Oxford and great-granddaughter Heidi, all of Fort McMurray; nieces and nephews, as well as many other family and friends. Majors Robert and Cassie Kean conducted the funeral service from the Salvation Army Citadel in Springdale on January 6, 2012. Interment was at the Salvation Army Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Weir, Colin Weir, Dion Weir, Dean Weir, Lorne Oxford and Chris Hewlett. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and Marilyn Stuckless of Central Funeral Homes.

MCKEAGE, STANLEY
McKeage, Stanley Floyd (May 13, 1931 - January 3, 2012
) passed away at Green Bay Health Centre at Springdale, Newfoundland on January 3, 2012 in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Dorothy (Blemings) McKeage of Springdale, Newfoundland. Dear father of daughters, Patricia Dery (Jack) of Cold Lake, AB, Cynthia Harper (Gordon) of Fox Creek, AB, sons, Michael (Diane) of Kingston, N.S., Peter McKeage of Ottawa, Ont., Glen (Kelly) of Cold Lake, AB. Leaving behind 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Central Funeral Homes, Springdale, NL.

GILLINGHAM, DORCAS JANE
Seal Cove, NL
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Dorcas Jane Gillingham, age 87, announce her passing at the Baie Verte Peninsula Health Centre, Baie Verte, NL on Saturday, January 7, 2012. Predeceased by her husband - Stewart Gillingham; parents - Edward & Eliza White; parents-in-law - Manasses & Agnes Gillingham; brother-in-law - Hector Gillingham. Left with fond memories are her children - Viola Pinksen (Ford), Seal Cove, NL and Wayne Gillingham (Phyllis), Fort McMurray, AB; grandchildren - Karen Lewis (Dennis), Lori Pichota (Cory), Colin Pinksen, Judy Gagnon (Paul), Jeana Pinksen (Andy Warford), Justin Gillingham (Samantha Short) and Amanda Abbott (Shane); great grandchildren - Stephen & Robert Lewis; Jacob & Hudson Pichota; Seth Gillingham; Hannah Gillingham & Colton Abbott; Chloe Gagnon and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rev. Madonna Boone conducted the funeral service at St. Swithin's Anglican Church and Cemetery, Seal Cove, NL on Thursday, January 12, 2012. Pallbearers were Colin Pinksen, Justin Gillingham, Gordon Parsons, George Osbourne, Rodney Rice and James Parsons. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wimbleton's Funeral Home, Baie Verte.

TILLEY, DENNIS GEORGE
Middle Arm, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Dennis George Tilley, age 53, announce his sudden passing at Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital, Stephenville, NL on Monday, January 9, 2012. Predeceased by his father - Augustus Tilley. Left with fond and loving memories are his wife - Loretta Tilley, Middle Arm, NL; daughter - Valene Tilley (Kirk Downey), St. John's, NL; mother - Shirley Tilley, Middle Arm, NL; siblings - Eugene Tilley (Jeanette), Middle Arm, NL, Rodger Tilley, Middle Arm, NL, Charles Tilley (Sally), Fort McMurray, AB, Derek Tilley (Rebecca), Middle Arm, NL, and Sue Noble (Darin), Middle Arm, NL; parents-in-law - Gerald and Jean Burton; siblings-in-law - Wyatt Burton (Audrey), Fort McMurray, AB, Jacqui Noble (Elmo), Kitchener, ON, Mikita Burton (Beverly), Fort McMurray, AB, Joanne England (Ronald Westhaver), Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, David Burton (Glynis), Montreal, QC and Jamie Burton (Kimberly), Burlington, NL; grandmother - Irene England, Middle Arm, NL; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Pastor Kirby Noseworthy conducted the funeral service at Bayview Pentecostal Tabernacle, Middle Arm, NL on Friday, January 13, 2012. Interment followed at Oceanview Interfaith Cemetery, Middle Arm, NL. Pallbearers were Eugene Tilley, Rodger Tilley, Charles Tilley, Mikita Burton, Murray Tilley and Blair Noble. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wimbleton's Funeral Home, Baie Verte.

WINDSOR, WILLIAM STEWART
Born in Triton, NL on July 26th, 1917

Passed away peacefully at St. Peter's Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario on January 12, 2012. He worked hard as a lumberjack and a fisherman in his younger years. Later he worked with the Dept. of Fisheries and retired at 65 yrs. Old. After retiring he continued to work hard cutting firewood and doing odd jobs to keep busy. He loved to walk and walked a few miles a day until 90 years old. He loved TV game shows and word searches. He had an incredible memory of names, dates and numbers up to four days of his passing. He resided in Triton for 92 years but had extended winter stays with Serge and Sherry in Ontario since 1987. Since 2009 he has resided in Ontario year around. He was predeceased by his only wife, Daisy, who went to be with the Lord on Jan. 23rd, 1978. They were married for 38 years. Left to mourn: daughter - Bernice; granddaughters - Sherry, Cindy, Katrina, Christabel, Tammy, Angie and Trudy-Ann; grandson - Clyde; grandsons-in-law - Serge, Ed, Richard, Michael, Jason. He was the cherished great-grandfather of Sheldon and wife Laurie, Shelley, Shawn, Madonna, Jamie, Nicolas, Lucas, Tarah, Jordan, James, Emily, Andrew, Evan, Jason and wife Maureen, Jenah, Gabby, Petra and Anson. He was a loving great-great-grandfather to Allie, Amelia, Lillian, Cole, Bailey and Carissa. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Central Funeral Homes, Springdale.

WALSH, GEORGE RAYMOND
Sept 24, 1945 - Jan. 17, 2012
It is with great sadness that the family of the late George Raymond Walsh, age 66, of Fleur de Lys, NL, announce his peaceful passing due to an aneurism at St. Clare's Hospital, St. John's, NL on Tuesday, January 17, 2012. George was a tremendous human being and those who knew him were of privileged company! He will be sadly missed and greatly remembered. George Raymond Walsh was born in Fleur de Lys, NL on September 24, 1945 to John and Bertha Walsh during a time when rural Newfoundland was rural and communities survived by interdependence among the community and family. Instilled with a hard work ethic, strong will and good morals, George set out into the world where he would have significant impact on everyone who came into his company. He lived a very diverse and cultured life; was well traveled physically, emotionally and spiritually. He was truly a kindred spirit.
George had a very diversified and colorful career and he began his working days as a Machinist. He completed his apprenticeship with Advocate Mines in Baie Verte and once completed with papers he had a ticked to see the country. Young and eager he travelled extensively in all the industrial corners of Ontario, Labrador City, Long Harbour, Stephenville, and Fort McMurray. George worked hard and in the early days played hard, while rambling from one adventure to another he participated as a union representative and caused plentiful wild cat strikes, more for the entertainment then for the grievances won.
George loved people, they were his priority, and he sincerely wanted to make a difference for those important to him. George was a great strategist and planner. After vacationing around the world between work as a Machinist, George did as he always did regarding any decision in life; he followed his heart and returned to lay down roots in Fleur de Lys. He loved Fleur de Lys! His contribution and dedication never unwavering George set out to build a future for the community. A natural leader he played a role in every aspect of the community and region at large. He was a very composed and energetic man with a great vision. Like a real entrepreneur he was engaged in many business ventures, but in the beginning it was the Stogger Tite Lounge and Walsh's Store that kept his interest. In the meantime, he was determined Fleur de Lys needed jobs, so with the perseverance he showed in all his efforts, a committee was struck and he lead the community to lobby the government for a Crab license. Impossible was not in George's vocabulary! Time after time, year after year, George faced the impossible task and most times was successful. With a crab license and processor in hand, George constructed the Crab plant which he managed for 18 years for the Quinlan Bros.
George met his beloved wife Millie in 1983. Both very passionate about their community they jointly made representation to the Royal Commission on Sealing and the importance it had to Newfoundland and our rural way of life. George and Millie loved each other to no end and faced all of their future ups and downs together; united. Sealing would be an important part of George for the rest of his life. He had a great vision of the potential the industry could have for Newfoundland and was real pioneer for the development of the industry. In 1996 he founded Caboto Seafoods and met a great partner and true friend where they developed a special refining technology for seal oil. In 2005 George began Sea Water Products and constructed a new plant in Fleur de Lys where he maintained his determination to develop the full utilization of seals. George was a strong minded individual, often thinking outside the box, and loved to prove his point, often going against the grain of the way most people were thinking. He loved a good argument but never held grudges. George always lived for today and tomorrow was another day.
George and Millie committed as much time to their volunteer life as they did in their professional lives. Volunteering was their investment into the future of the community and most things they did together. Since his return to Fleur de Lys in the early 80's George has never been vacant of a lead responsibility of some organization or another. Over the years he has served on the Baie Verte Economic Development Assoc., Dorset Trail Tourism Assoc., Dorset Museum Committee, Petit Nord Development Committee, Emerald Zone, Town Council, and the Provincial Progressive Conservative District Executive. George loved politics! Partly because of the idealisms he carried and partly for the entertainment. Elections were like the playoffs to a major sports buff. George loved to play the campaign trail, watch the candidates and evaluate the positions at the local coffee shop. He enjoyed the camaraderie and friendships that he experienced with everyone he met no matter what the color, although he really preferred blue; most of the time.
Highly energized and engaged George always put his family first and everything else was second priority. He loved his children and wife dearly and at all times expressed his love for them. He was a proud father always recollected the time he spent with Sandy and Sam fondly. Personally he was faced with challenges only his family can know, but he faced them the way he faced the rest of his life - head on! George was a well composed individual and always expressed the same demeanor. He had a big heart and loved to enjoy good company and appreciated good friends. He saw the importance in enjoying life and dearly loved music, food and a good party. Material possessions were never important to him and he found riches in simple things; trouting and berry picking with Millie, mother-in-law Phene and her friends. Along with Millie he entertained company from every corner of the world. In addition he participated in community talent shows; things that gave him and Millie joy.
George Walsh was a very courageous man and he was happy for each day that he spent with us in the world as we know it. We were lucky to have him. George had a humble confidence and never looked for acknowledgement for any of the tremendous contributions he has made in his lifetime. He was never known to wear a watch and times was of no essence to him, it didn't matter. He often said we are only one breath away, and really if you live your life by that, no one should have any regrets. George was a deeply spiritual person and faced death as he faced life - head on. The last few days of George's life were challenging to those close to him, but he gave us strength in the steadiness and confidence he expressed to us all. He did what he has done regarding anything in his life; he followed his heart and returned home where Sam is waiting to greet him! George Walsh was a great man, a great friend, a great father but most of all a great human being! Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wimbleton's Funeral Home, Baie Verte.

WHALEN, DONNA
1947-2012

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Donna Whalen of Pilley's Island announces her passing on January 17, 2012. Donna was born to Charles and Edna Weir on April 21, 1947 and later married Donald Whelan. Together they raised five children. Donna was a well-loved, respected woman, who was known for her hospitality and positive outlook on life. She left a remarkable legacy for her children, who were shaped many years ago by her love, care and attention. She will be dearly missed. She is predeceased by her mother and sister (Linda). Besides her father, she leaves to mourn husband Donald, son Shawn (Melissa); daughters Sue (Clyde), Wavey (Brian), Wendy (Greg), Nicole (Peter); sisters Eileen, Shirley, Rose, Marilyn; brothers Ray, Pearce, Roy, Eugene, Wayne; grandchildren Chad, April, Jake, Breagh, Michaela, Sarah, Gillian, Synjin, Darien, Meaghan and one great-grandchild K'Dyn; as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. The funeral service was conducted from The Salvation Army, Pilley's Island Friday, January 20, 2012 at 2:oo pm, officiated by Majors Marvin and Vera Yoden with interment following at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Pilley's Island. Pallbearers were son Shawn,; grandson Chad; sons-in-law Peter, Brian, Clyde & Greg. The funeral arrangements were entrusted to Gail Noel and Harry Oxford of Green Bay Funeral Home, Springdale, NL.

REID, JOSEPH
1934-2012

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Joe Reid of Springdale announces his passing on January 18, 2012. He was born in Miles Cove July 18, 1934 and married the love of his life, Elsie Clarke on January 28, 1960. Together they raised two daughters Sharon & Karen. As was evident from the messages and tributes, Joe left a wonderful legacy of love for God, family and word and was a role model for many. He impacted many lives with the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ. In 2009 Joe and Elsie returned to Springdale where he was a source of encouragement and blessing to everyone he came into contact with. Besides his parents he was predeceased by brother, Moody & infant daughter Darlene. Left to remember the wonderful life that he lived are: wife Elsie, daughters Sharon (Gary), Karen (Raymond); grandchildren Reid, Gary-Joe, Clarke, Kara-Lee; brothers Malcolm, Wesley, Clyde, Jerdon & Norman; sister Flossie; step-brothers Eldron & Mervin; step-sisters Joan & Marjorie; as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. Pastor Lindsey Foster conducted the funeral service on January 21, 2012 from Springdale Pentecostal Church with interment following at the Pentecostal Cemetery. Pallbearers were sons-in-law Gary & Raymond Colbourne, grandson Gary-Joe Colbourne, brothers Norman, Jerdon & Mervin. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Gail Noel and Harry Oxford of Green Bay Funeral Home.

FUDGE, MARJORIE JANE
Baie Verte, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Marjorie Jane Fudge, age 69, announce her passing at Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL on Wednesday, January 18, 2012. Predeceased by her parents - Gordon & Mary Foss; sisters - Jeanette Bishop & Joyce Young; nephew - Jason Fudge; siblings-in-law - Eric Fudge, Phyllis Foss, Leo Rumbolt; nephews - Reid Foote & Danny Elliott. Left with fond and loving memories are her husband - Bryce, Baie Verte, NL; children - Sheila Fudge (Neil Cater), St. Philips, NL, Trina Fudge, Fort McMurray, AB, Vincent Fudge (Graham Isenor), Selkirk, MB, Lisa Matthews (Arthur), Calgary, AB, Stephen Fudge (Mary), Fort McMurray, AB; grandchildren - Stephanie Cater, Nicole Meyers-Butler (Todd), Chantille Meyers (Samantha Walsh), Olivia Matthews (Keelan Stemler) & Nicholas Matthews; Danielle & Hunter Fudge; great-grandson - Ethan Puddicombe-Meyers; siblings - Golda Rumbolt, Ena Fudge, Bert Foss, Lillian Critch, Charles Foss, Earl Foss & Christina Austin (Calvin); siblings-in-law - Gordon Bishop, Ronald Young, Helen Foote (Allan), Louis Fudge (Dulcie), Roland Fudge (Joy), Rita Elliott (Lloyd), Roy Fudge (Rosalie) & David Fudge (Eleanor - Marjorie's special friend); many nieces and nephews and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rev. Madonna Boone, assisted by Rev. Raymond Brett, conducted the funeral service at St. Paul's Anglican Church and Cemetery, Baie Verte, NL on January 21, 2012. Pallbearers were Vincent Fudge, Brian Austin, Neil Cater, Earl Foss, David Fudge, Todd Butler and Dennis Critch. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wimbleton's Funeral Home, Baie Verte.

NEWMAN, FORD DAVID
1945-2012

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Ford David Newman announce his passing at the Valley Vista Seniors Home in Springdale on January 18, 2012 at the age of 67. Predeceased by wife Hazel. Left with fond and loving memories are his son, Fred Newman (Chelsea); daughter Evangeline (Claude King). Also leaving to mourn brothers: James (Evelyn) Newman and Eugene (Mamie) Newman; sister, Geraldine (Sonny) Croucher; grandchildren Jennifer, April, Tammy, Chrystal, Jennifer and Britney. Pastor Fred Randall conducted the funeral service from the Apostolic Faith Church in South Brook on January 21, 2012. Interment was at the Apostolic Faith Cemetery. Pallbearers were Terry Croucher, Tex Burton, Chad Hibbs, Blake Newman, Gertie Boyles and Sandra Shideler. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and Marilyn Stuckless of Central Funeral Homes.

GOUDIE, WILLIAM MAXWELL
1928-2012
It is with great sadness that the family of the late William Maxwell Goudie announces his passing at the Valley Vista Seniors Home in Springdale on January 28, 2012 at the age of 86. Predeceased by wife, Minnie Goudie (Weir); parents, Elias & Melinda Goudie and sister, Joan Hewlett. Left with fond and loving memories are his sons: Kevin (Vanessa) of Essex, ON, Keith (Marcella) of Rocky Mountain House, AB, Kurt (Sherry) Springdale and daughter Judy Pelley (Peter) of Springdale. Also leaving to mourn brother, Pearce Goudie (Lorraine); grandchildren: Matthew (Johanna), Andrew (Shelby), Teena (Stephen), Jason (Tanya), Richard (Trena), Jull (Dallas), Andrew (Leanne), Gavin and Holly; great grandchildren Wyatt, Austin, Cody, Aiden, Ava, Cullen, Caleb, Katelyn, Ryder, Emma, Julie, Taneal, Bryn, Evan, Ryan. Pastor Lindsey Foster conducted the funeral service from the Pentecostal Church in Springdale on January 31, 2012. Interment was at the Pentecostal Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kevin Goudie, Keith Goudie, Kurt Goudie, Peter Pelley, Matthew Goudie and Jason Pelley. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and Marilyn Stuckless of Central Funeral Homes.

BALANSCHE (LUFF), EVELYN RUBY
1927-2012

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Evelyn Ruby (Luff) Balansche announce her passing at the Western Memorial Hospital in Corner Brook on January 29, 2012 at the age of 84. Predeceased by husband, Don; Marjorie, Jessie, Ron, Eric, Sidney & Gordon; and parents Ronald & Ethel. Left with fond and loving memories are her son, Don Peddle (Kendall) of Grand Falls-Windsor and daughter, Donna Peddle of Corner Brook. Also leaving to mourn grandchildren Sarah & Don, and great-grandchildren Lakota & Maura; sister, Cassie (Max) Allen. Pastor James Landers conducted the funeral service from Central Funeral Homes in Springdale on February 2, 2012. Interment was at the Pentecostal Cemetery in Beachside. Pallbearers were Andre Butt, Ivan Butt, Wayne Butt, Max Allen, Elmo Oxford and Don Peddle. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and Marilyn Stuckless of Central Funeral Homes. Flowers are gratefully accepted or donations in Evelyn's memory may be made to the Parkinson's Society.
Note: before the names of Marjorie, Jessie, Ron, Eric, Sidney & Gordon, there is no relationship given but think these may be siblings.

GOUDIE, JANE CAROLYN
1940-2012
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Jane C. Goudie announces her passing at the Valley Vista Seniors Home in Springdale on January 31, 2012 at the age of 71. Jane was a member of the Springdale Lioness and the Springdale Curling Club. Predeceased by her husband, Fred; parents - Arthur & Ruth Slake; brothers - Bill, Charlie, Jason and sister - Jean. Left with fond and loving memories are her sons: Troy (Roxanne) of Fort McMurray, Richard (Lisa) of Springdale and Trent (Bonnie) of Springdale. Also leaving to mourn grandchildren: Alex, Korissa, Stacie, Andrew, Holly, Julie; sisters: Margie and Annie. Reverend Catherine Gutjahr conducted the funeral service from the Central Funeral Homes in Springdale on February 3, 2012. Interment was at the United Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were her sons: Troy, Rick, Trent, and grandchildren: Alex, Stacie, Andrew and Julie. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and Marilyn Stuckless of Central Funeral Homes.

 

 

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