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The Nor'Wester Obituaries - June 2007

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

Filed chronologically as published for the Month of June 2007

 

HEARN, GENEVIEVE
It is with great sadness that the families of the late Genevieve Hearn announce her passing at the Valley Vista Seniors Home in Springdale on June 2, 2007 at the age of 96. Genevieve was a member of the Roman Catholic Church in St. Patrick's. Genevieve retired from teaching and National Employment Services with the Federal Government, Toronto, Ontario. Predeceased by: brothers, Jack, Michael, Joseph and Robert and sister, Alice. Left with fond and loving memories are: the Armstrong families, especially Neil and Carrie of Little Bay and the Macdonald family of Badger. Also leaving to mourn Everett and Joan Pitts and family. Father Eugene Morris conducted the funeral service at the St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church on June 4, 2007. Interment was at the St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Neil Armstrong, Mike Armstrong and Everett Pitts. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear, Jim Maidment, Marilyn Stuckless and Maude Dormody of Central Funeral Homes.

PETERS, HEWARD ROY (PETE)
Passed peacefully away on June 4, 2007, Heward (Pete) Peters, formerly of Springdale (1919-2007), RAF WWII veteran, former geologist with Brinex and retired Professor of Earth Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Predeceased by brothers, Norman and Robert; and sisters, Gladys, Elaine and Mary. He will be sadly missed by his loving family and wife, Mary (May); daughters, Sharon and Lindsey (Tony Redmond); granddaughters, Leslie, Gillian and Hayley. He also leaves behind dear nieces, Glynne (Craig Holtby), Fay (Roger Parsons), Joy (Don Bartlett) and Linda (David Hayshida); brother-in-law, Calvin Yates; and other nieces and nephews in Newfoundland, Ontario, New York, Scotland and Denmark. Dad touched the hearts of everyone who knew him with his kindness, gentle smile and wit. We celebrated his life and loving memories in a service at Carnell Memorial Chapel, 329 Freshwater Road on Friday, June 8, 2007. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Easter Seals or to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Building Fund.

REEVES, ANNE MARIE
Baie Verte, NL
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Anne Marie Reeves, age 81, announce her passing at the Baie Verte Peninsula Health Centre on Tuesday, June 5, 2007. Predeceased by: her husband, Philip; son, Donnie; parents, Patrick and Philomena Dempsey; sister, Monnie Howard; brother, David Dempsey and Lewis Clarke. Left with fond and loving memories are: her children, Jerry (Margaret Ann), Chetwynd, BC, Eddie (Brenda Traverse), Timmons, ON, Monica Holloway (Sidney), Toni Rowsell (Charlie), Maureen Schwartz (Julius), all of Gander, NL, Betty Ann Seymour (Jerome), David (Juanita), all of Baie Verte, NL, Brian (Josepha), Fort McMurray, AB, Regina Reeves, Baie Verte, NL, Theresa Reeves (Pat Connors), St. John's, NL, Jimmy (Mary), Houston, BC, Joanne Grubb (David), Reno, Nevada, Philomena Connolly (Kevin), Elmira, ON, Philip, Brooklyn, ON, Gemma Gillard (Mike), St. John's, NL, Judy Hajnal (Steve), Kitchener-Waterloo, ON; 41 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ellie Swan, Theresa Cashin, Bridget Kelly (Frank) and Josie Agostina (Tony); brother, Donald Dempsey (Mary Alyward); many nieces and nephews; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Father Tom Duffenais conducted the funeral services at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church and Cemetery, Baie Verte on Thursday, June 7, 2007. Pallbearers were her sons, Jerry Reeves, Eddie Reeves, David Reeves, Brian Reeves, Jim Reeves, Philip Reeves and daughter Judy Hajnal and the crossbearer was Theresa Reeves. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Wimbleton's Funeral Home, Baie Verte.

TRAVERSE, EDWARD JOSEPH
It is with great sadness that the families of the late Edward Joseph Traverse announce his passing at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's on June 6, 2007 at the age of 67. Edward Traverse retired from the Department of Highways. Left with fond and loving memories are his wife, Betty; son, Gregory (Nicole) of Hantsport, Nova Scotia; and daughter, Penny of Pilley's Island. Also leaving to mourn grandchildren, Julian, Christina and Michael; as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. Reverend Barbara Noble and Father Tom Duffenais conducted the funeral service at the United Church in Pilleys Island on June 11, 2007. Pallbearers were Julian Traverse, Gregory Traverse, Jack Traverse, Don Traverse, Ray Warr and Eugene Fudge. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear, Jim Maidment and Marilyn Stuckless of Central Funeral Homes. Donations may be made to the Pilley's Island Heritage Society, P.O. Box 71, Pilley's Island, NL, A0J 1M0.

LODER, GERTRUDE MARY
It is with great sadness that the families of the late Gertrude Mary Loder announce her passing at the James Paton Memorial Hospital in Gander on June 9, 2007 at the age of 80. Gertie was a member of the Anglican Church Women at St. Luke's Church in Springdale. Predeceased by: her husband, Eric in 2006. Left with fond and loving memories are: her son, Gordon (Joanne) of Springdale and daughter, Linda Churchill (Ralph) of Portugal Cove. Also leaving to mourn are: three grandchildren, Michelle and Jodi Churchill and Robyn Loder, as well as a large circle of friends. Reverend Mildred Tobin conducted the funeral service at St. Luke's Church on June 11, 2007. Interment was at the Anglican Cemetery. Pallbearers were Rex Leyte, Jim Marsh, Ken Monks, Gus Oldford, Gilbert Penney and George Warr. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and Marilyn Stuckless of Central Funeral Homes.

HUTCHCRAFT, VIOLET ANNIE
It is with great sadness that the families of the late Violet Annie Hutchcraft announce her passing at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Center in Botwood on June 10, 2007 at the age of 81. Ann was a soldier of the Salvation Army and a member of the Home League in the Point Leamington Corps. Predeceased by parents, Peter and Lilly Jane Rolfe; husband, Douglas; son, Terry; brother, Robert and sister, Audrey. Left with fond and loving memories are sons, Tom (Vonnie) of Etobicoke, Ont., Wayne (Judy) of Grand Falls-Windsor, Max (Beverley) of Grand Falls-Windsor, Tony (Lisa) of Gander and Chris (Wanda) of Point Leamington; daughters, Betty Saunders (Roy) of Oakville, Ont., Shirley Giles (Victor) of Grand Falls-Windsor, Valerie of Springdale and daughter-in-law, Joanne Hutchcraft of Etobicoke, Ont. Also leaving to mourn sister, Myrtle Noseworthy; brothers, Garland Rolfe (Olga) and Harvey Rolfe (Emmie); sister-in-law Doris Rolfe, 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Captains Richard and Trudy Mouland conducted the funeral service at the Salvation Army Citadel in Point Leamington on June 13, 2007. Interment was at the Salvation Army Cemetery. Pallbearers were her sons, Chris, Tony, Tom, Max, and Wayne; and daughter, Valerie. Honorary pallbearers were her daughters Shirley and Betty. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear, Jim Maidment and Marilyn Stuckless of Central Funeral Homes.

ROBERTS, WAYNE LEONARD
September 28, 1952 - June 12, 2007
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Wayne Roberts announces his passing at his home in Triton on the morning of June 12th at the age of 54. Wayne Roberts was born in Twillingate, NL on September 28, 1952 to Lemuel and Sadie Roberts. At age 14 he went down to Labrador fishing with his father. Following his few years fishing he found himself in Toronto where he drove a truck delivering supplies for the construction of the CN Tower. Wayne spent his remaining years mostly trucking with Coast to Coast Transport Ltd.
On April 29, 1972, he married Violet Elliott from South Brook. Violet and Wayne had two children, Jody and Joelene. Predeceased by his father, Lemuel, two brothers, Terry and Oliver. He leaves to mourn wife, Violet; daughter, Joelene (Billy); son, Jody (Vera) and grandson, Dominic; mother, Sadie; brothers, Vince (Yvonne) and Stephen (Yonna); along with a very large number of relatives and friends. Majors Larry and Phyllis Fudge conducted the funeral service at the Salvation Army Citadel in Triton on June 16, 2007. In addition to both of his children, pallbearers included brother, Vince Roberts; Violet's brother, Bob Fifield; Alfred Elliott, Scotty Murdock and Jack Winsor. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jim Maidment of Central Funeral Homes.

PITTMAN, ERNEST WILLIAM
It is with great sadness that the families of the late Ernest William Pittman announce his passing at the Beaverlodge Hospital in Beaverlodge, Alberta on June 16, 2007 at the age of 70. Ernest Pittman was a member of the Bethel Pentecostal Church. Ernest Pittman retired from Quintette Coal Limited, Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia. Left with fond and loving memories are: his wife, Vera Pittman; two sons, Lorne (Carolyn) of Springdale, David (Scarlet) of Hinton, New Brunswick; and two daughters, Rosalie (Roger) of Airdrie, Alberta and Beulah (Dean) of Beaverlodge, Alberta. Also leaving to mourn grandchildren, Shara Lee (Jared), Steven, Aaron (Jamie), Andrea, Allison (Aaron), Douglas, Aaron, Kyle, David Jr., and Tiffany; great-grandchildren, Janna, Nathan, Daxin, Ryder; and one special one due November 25th; brother, Ivan Pittman; and four sisters, Rita Critch, Mary Budgell, Minnie Whalen, Lillian Ritche; and special nephew and wife Art and Joan. Pastor Clayton Butt conducted the funeral service at the Bethel Pentecostal Church in Beachside on June 28, 2007. Interment was at the Bethel Cemetery. Pallbearers were Lorne Pittman, Dean Gillingham, Aaron Pittman, Aaron Gillingham, Ivan Pittman, Arthur Pittman, Roger Beaulieu and Ryder Robertson. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear, Marilyn Stuckless, Mike Goodyear and Maude Dormody of Central Funeral Homes. The family of the late Mr. Pittman would like to thank all those who have sent cards and flowers, provided food and prayed for us during this difficult time, your kindness and thoughtfulness will always be remembered.

ANDREWS, STEPHEN
Passed peacefully away June 17, 2007, Stephen Andrews of Westport, at Scarborough General Hospital at the age of 79. He was husband of the late Mary Andrews. Mr. Andrews retired from Newfoundland Hydro in 1991. Predeceased by wife, Mary Florence Andrews. Left to mourn are sons, Leander (Sharon), William of Grand Falls-Windsor, Frederick (Tracie) of Edmonton, Alberta, Rocky (Dhanmattie) of Scarborough, Ontario, and Sonny (Kay) of Oshawa, Ontario; daughters, Annie of Kingston, Ontario, Loretta of Labrador City, NL, Vivian (Frank Rice) of Seal Cove, NL, Marie (Raymond Hewitt) of Grande Cache, Alberta and Mary (Howard Gale) of Stephenville, NL. Also leaving to mourn sisters, Sarah Jacobs and Loretta Osmond; and brothers, Samuel, Garland and Dolph; 20 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Reverend Jason Haggstrom conducted funeral services at St. Peter's Anglican Church in Westport, White Bay on June 26, 2007. Interment was at Westport Anglican Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were by David Chaulk of White Dove Funeral Home, Baie Verte. Pallbearers were Leander Andrews, Christopher Andrews, Shane Andrews, Rocky Andrews, Raymond Hewitt and Howard Cole.

WEIR, CYRIL
Passed away peacefully June 17, 2007, Cyril Weir at St. John's. He was 77 years of age. Mr. Weir retired from Abitibi Consolidated in 1994 and was a member of CPU - Local 40N. Predeceased by: wife, Rita; parents, Emily and Albert; sister, Minnie; and brother, Bruce. Left to mourn are: son, Albert (Stella) of Robert's Arm, NL; daughters, Patricia (Pearce) of Robert's Arm; Helen (Len) of Brampton, Ontario; Angela (Murray) of Robert's Arm, NL. Also leaving to mourn: brothers, Charlie and Don, eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Captain Lisa and Morgan Hillier conducted funeral services at S.A. Citadel in Robert's Arm, June 21, 2007. Interment was at Salvation Army Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were by Bill Weeks and Leander Hewlett of White Dove Funeral Home in Springdale. Pallbearers were Paul Oake, Darren Rideout, Sterling Strickland, Scott Parsons, Harry Mitchell and Kirby Canning.

BOUZANE, CORPORAL STEPHEN FREDERICK
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Corporal Stephen Frederick Bouzane announce his passing at Kandahar, Afghanistan on June 20, 2007 at the age of 26. Stephen was a member of the Canadian Forces 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, C Company, CFB Edmonton. Predeceased by grandfathers, Thomas Snook of St. Alban's and Francis Bouzane of Little Bay. Left with fond and loving memories are his parents, Moureen and Fred of St. Alban's; sister, Kelly of Scarborough, Ontario; grandmothers, Lucy Bouzane of Little Bay and Cecilia Snook of St. Alban's. Also leaving to mourn a large number of aunts, uncles, relatives and friends. Father Eugene Morris and Father David Joy conducted the funeral service at the Sacred Heart Parish in St. Patrick's on June 30, 2007. Interment was at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in St. Patrick's. Pallbearers were provided by 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, CFB Edmonton. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and the staff of Central Funeral Homes. Cpl Stephen Bouzane was born on March 21st, 1981 in Springdale, Newfoundland, but grew up in Toronto. He enlisted in the Regular Force, land component, on June 4th, 2003. After completing basic training, he was posted to 3 PPCL1 in Edmonton, AB, where he was employed as a rifleman with C Coy (Para), with whom he deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, as part of Task Force 1-07. He was qualified Basic Mountain Operations, Tactical Combat Casualty Care, Infantry Platoon Support Weapons, and LUVW driver, among others. Stephen had no relatives in Edmonton, but had many good friends amongst C Coy and the Battalion. He died while on duty in the province of Kandahar on June 20th, 2007. He is survived by his parents Moureen and Fred; as well as his sister, Kelly

DROVER, Elias
Harbour Round, NL
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Elias Drover, age 67, announce his passing at his family residence, Harbour Round on Thursday, June 28, 2007. Predeceased by his parents, Bernard and Alice; sisters, Mary Fahey and Dorothy Drover; brother, Cyril Drover; brothers-in-law, Thomas Fahey, William Skinner, Edward Hynes and Gordon Dobbin. Left with fond and loving memories are children, Pansy Burton (Jason Hughes) of Corner Brook, NL and Johnny Drover (Lori) of Windsor, ON; grandchildren, Billy Burton and Ally Burton of Corner Brook, NL and Joshua Drover of Windsor, ON; sisters, Elizabeth Skinner, Theresa Dobbin, Josephine McKay, and Stella Drover, all of Harbour Round, NL, Clara Hynes (Phonse) of Gander, NL, Margaret Andrews (Bruce) of La Scie, NL, Beatrice Sullivan (Thomas) of Brent's Cove, NL; brothers, Michael Drover (Effie) of Ming's Bight, NL, Sam Drover (Peggy), and John Drover, all of Harbour Round, NL; sister-in-law, Anastasia Drover of Harbour Round, NL; a large number of nieces and nephews and a large circle of other relatives & friends. Father Tom Duffenais conducted the funeral mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church and Cemetery, Harbour Round on Monday, July 2, 2007. Pallbearers were Loyola Matthews, Michael Drover, Billy Burton, Patrick Andrews, David Drover and Douglas Payne and the crossbearer was Phillip Drover. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wimbleton's Funeral Home, Baie Verte.

DASTI, JOSEPH JAMES
It is with great sadness that the families of the late Joseph James Dasti announce his passing at the Health Sciences Center in St. John's on June 29, 2007 at the age of 69. Joseph retired from J.S. Redpath Limited. Predeceased by father, Joseph Dasti and mother, Dorothy Dasti. Left with fond and loving memories are his wife, Jean; and two sons, Harvey (Tracy) of Ottawa, Ontario and Tyrone (Rachael) of Bathurst, New Brunswick. Also leaving to mourn sisters, Lorraine Cormier, Debbie Sanowar; grandchildren, Tyler, Trevor, Korben, Taylor and one great-grandchild, Cameron. Father Eugene Morris conducted the funeral service at the United Church in Jackson's Cove on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007. Interment was at the United Cemetery in Jackson's Cove. Pallbearers were Harvey Dasti, Tyrone Dasti, Mike Barry, Michael Barry, Charlie Langdon and Mike England. Honorary pallbearer was Kerry Nobel. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and Marilyn Stuckless of Central Funeral Homes.

FIFIELD, STELLA
Passed away peacefully on June 29, 2007, Stella Fifield of Corner Brook, NL, at the age of 83. Predeceased by husband, Pearce Fifield. Left to mourn are sons, Cyril of Fortune, NL, Bruce (Diane) of British Columbia, John (Susie) of Ontario, Tom (Joanna) of Ontario, Billy (Amanda) of Triton, NL; daughters, Dawn (Ray Sharpe) of Labrador City, NL, Frances (Terry Ruth) of Corner Brook, NL, Kay (Tony Hewlett) of Fort McMurray, AB, Joy (Ford Fowlow) of South Brook, NL, Fern (Perry Winsor) of Fort McMurray, AB and Susan (John) of Labrador City, NL. Also leaving to mourn sisters, Ivy Rice of Ontario, Mamie Colbourne of Lushes Bight, Prudy Rice of Labrador City; brothers, Lawrence Caravan of ON and Willie Caravan, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL. Also leaving to mourn 18 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Major and Mrs. Fudge conducted funeral services at the Salvation Army, Triton Corps, Monday, July 2, 2007. Interment was at the Triton Cemetery. Arrangements were by Bill Weeks and Leander Hewlett of White Dove Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Tom Fifield, Cyril Fifield, John Fifield, Perry Winsor, Terry Ruth and Steven Sharp.

 

 

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