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The Nor'Wester Obituaries - July 2011

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


It is with sadness that the family of the late Winnie Locke announces her passing at the Green Bay Health Care Centre on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at the age of 79. Winnie was born to Sarah and Cecil Hill of Pinchard's Island on February 21, 1932. She married Herbert Locke of Little Bay Islands on November 5, 1950 and together they raised two daughters Roslyn and Wanda and later, her pride and joy, Trent. For many years she operated a boarding house where boarders were treated so well, they often referred to it as "going home". Winnie was a very hard worker and thought little of the many sacrifices she made for her family. She loved her church and especially enjoyed being a member of the Home League. She also enjoyed playing Skip-Bo, her favourite card game. Her daughters were with her when she passed away. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Besides her parents she is predeceased by husband Herbert and son Trent. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories daughters Roslyn (Stewart) Pynn, Wanda (Shawn) Kearley, grandchildren Matthew, Joel, Alicia, sister Crissie, brother Garfield, nieces and nephews, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held from the Salvation Army, Little Bay Islands on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 with Envoys Graham and Beth King officiating. Interment followed at the Community Cemetery in Little Bay Islands. Pallbearers were Shawn Kearley (son-in-law), Gordon King (brother-in-law), Bruce Wiseman (niece's husband), Bob Oxford (niece's husband), and friends Chester Batstone and Philip Grimes. Donations in Winnie's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Green Bay Funeral Home.

1928 - 2010
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Lily Olive Gwendolyn Clarke announces her passing at the Valley Vista Seniors Home in Springdale on July 4, 2011 at the age of 83. Lily Clarke was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Predeceased by her husband Calvin; parents, Ralph & Flora; sister, Phyllis and brothers Garfield, Arthur and Woodrow. Left with fond and loving memories is her daughters; Rhonda (Brad) of St. John's and Betty (Harry) of Springdale. Also leaving to mourn granddaughter Madison; sisters Patricia and Bernetta and brother Gerald as well as a large number of nephews and nieces. Pastor Lindsey Foster assisted by Pastor Ralph Rowsell conducted the funeral service from the Pentecostal Church in Springdale on July 6, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Interment was at the Springdale Pentecostal Cemetery. Pallbearers were granddaughter Madison Andrews, son-in-law Harry Oxford, nephew Rick Webber, nieces Donna Oxford and Naida Warr and caregiver Don Maye. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and Marilyn Stuckless of Central Funeral Homes.

The Salvation Army Citadel, Springdale, was filled with family and friends on Saturday, July 16, 2011 as they paid their final respects to the late Mabrey Winsor, devoted husband, father and grandfather. Mabrey passed peacefully away in the presence of his family, on July 9, 2011 at Green Bay Health Care Centre. He was 77 years old. Mabrey was born in Triton on September 17, 1933 to Wesley & Mary (Colbourne) Winsor. In 1951 he moved to Corner Brook where he met & married Veneita White on June 22, 1954 and together they raised 8 beautiful children. Mabrey adored his family and was happiest when the room was full and there was lots of laughter. He often referred to his sons and daughters as "his children" and the grandchildren as "Poppy's boy or girl". Mabrey was well known as a community volunteer, in addition to his working career, setting a wonderful example for his family. The Town Council, Lions Club, Fire Department, Springdale Community Development Cooperative, District School Board, and various church groups were the beneficiaries of his time and his wisdom. Next to his family, the church and community were very special. Mabrey was predeceased by his parents, brothers Ralph & Neil and sister Ruth. He leaves to mourn with many fond and loving memories, his wife of 57 years Veneita, sons Garry (Barb), John (Deane), Dean (Nicole), Merrick (Jeanette), Danny (Denise), Ian (Michelle); daughters Carolyn (Lorne Pittman), Suzanne (Lloyd Budgell); 17 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren, sister Fern (Frank Winsor); and a large number of other relatives and friends. The funeral service was conducted by Majors Robert and Cassie Kean with interment following at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Springdale. Pallbearers were his six sons Garry, John, Dean, Merrick, Danny & Ian. They were led by two of "Poppy's Boys" Master Seaman Richard Winsor and Leading Seaman Aaron Pittman of the Canadian Navy. Honorary pallbearer was Gerald Pelley, a good friend. Members of the Men's Ministries, Gideon's and Fire Department formed an honour guard to show their respect for this wonderful man. Donations may be made to The Gideon's and/or The Alzheimer's Society.

Marion Joyce Mills (NEE Cooper
) passed away peacefully July 10, 2011 at her home in Seal Cove, W.B., NL, and three weeks before her 86th birthday. She leaves behind her devoted and grieving children, sons - Lloyd Cooper (Daphne), Twillingate, NL, John (Tracey Comeau), Seal Cove, NL and daughter Betty (Danny Redway), Barrie, Ontario. She also leaves behind six loving grandchildren - Bill, Suzanne (Jeff Baggs) and Phillip, all of Twillingate, NL, Jenny (Tim Lang), Antigonish, NS, Jodi, Jillian (Troy Gibeau), Ontario and four great-grandchildren, Jessica and Jewel Baggs, Twillingate, NL and Matthew and Jacqueline Lang, Antigonish, NS, dearest sister to George Cooper (and the late Beatrice), Margaret (George Pride) and Roland Cooper (Dorothy), sisters-in-law and cherished friends, Myrtle Bath (Roland), Baie Verte, and Edna Dove (Roy), Twillingate; loving companions and caregivers, Elizabeth Osborne (Clem), Evelyn Rice (Wayne) and their families. Predeceased by husband of 53 years, James (Jim) Mills; beloved parents William and Elizabeth Cooper (Jenkins); infant brothers Clarence and Lloyd; in-laws John and Elsie Mills, Minnie and Joe Strong and William and Lydia Mills and a host of cherished and loved nieces, nephews, and friends. Marion was born in Twillingate on July 31, 1925 and was raised surrounded by love and Christian faith. Always a modest woman, she unknowingly influenced and mentored all those around her. She dedicated her life to God, family and friends and never waivered in her faith. Marion believed the Lord would provide and never questioned her path in life. She was forever thankful for what she had and never asked for more. Her greatest joy was having a house full of family; friends or strangers gathered around her table and always believed life is what we make it. She had fond memories of her years lived in Twillingate, Gander, Toronto, Pacquet and most recently Seal Cove. Marion's wish was for us to rejoice in her death and celebrate as she unites with the Lord. Pastor Jeff Elliott conducted the funeral service at Trinity Pentecostal Church, Baie Verte, on Wednesday, July 13, 2011. Interment followed at the Seal Cove Community Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Mills, Danny Redway, Clem Osborne, Steve Burton, Derrick Hicks and Kyle Rice. Donations in Marion's memory can be made to Baie Verte Peninsula Health Centre's, Therapeutic Wander Garden through South and Central Health Foundation (      Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wimbleton's Funeral Home, Baie Verte, NL.

1915 - 2011

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Stella Winsor announces her passing at the Valley Vista Seniors Home in Springdale on July 10, 2011 at the age of 95. Stella was a member of the Word of Life Tabernacle. Stella retired from domestic work. Predeceased by husband, Obediah; son, Moody; son-in-law, Harvey Winsor and grandchildren, Paul Vincent and Evin Winsor. Left with fond and loving memories is her sons: Glenn (Charmaine) of Robert's Arm and Junior (Rosabelle) of Grand Falls-Windsor; daughters: Shirley of Robert's Arm and Effie (Lloyd) of Robert's Arm. Also leaving to mourn 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren. Pastor Shannon Rogers conducted the funeral service from the Pentecostal Church in Roberts's Arm on July 13, 2011. Interment was at the Pentecostal Cemetery. Pallbearers were Travis Vincent, Conn Vincent, Jill Warren, Carla Hull, Collette Winsor and Bonnie Fudge. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and Marilyn Stuckless of Central Funeral Homes.

1937 - 2011

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Edwin Short announces his passing at his home in Beaumont on July 12, 2011 at the age of 74. Edwin was a member of the Long Island Community Council for several years. Edwin retired from fishing. Predeceased by father, Cecil; mother, Beatrice and sister, Doris. Left with fond and loving memories is his wife, Salome; sons: Derrick (Pauline) of Springdale and Paul of Dieppe, NB.; daughter Sidonie of St. John's. Also leaving to mourn sister, Phyllis Parsons; grandchildren, Melody Short, Casey Short, Chloe North, great granddaughter Aubrey Lynn, 5 nieces, 3 nephews and friends, especially life long friend Harold Paddock. Rev. George Gard conducted the funeral service from the United Church on July 16, 2011. Interment was at the United Cemetery in Beaumont. Pallbearers were Vaden Burton, Bob Ryan, Rex Paddock, Gerard Dunphy, Claude Oake and Robert Hiscock. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and Marilyn Stuckless of Central Funeral Homes.



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