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The Telegram

Extract of Obituaries For Those Who Died
Away from their Original Place of Birth

YEAR 2001
Names P - R

 

 

PAGE, Katherine Margaret "Kay" (nee Voelpel) - Of Halifax, NS. Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2001, one month before her 100th Birthday, following a brief illness while visiting family in Newfoundland. She was the last surviving member of her generation. Predeceased by her husband Theodore in 1972; and by her parents Johann and Margarethe (Baber) Voelpel; step-brother Christian; brothers: Peter and Reinhold; sisters: Marie Kroeger, Eva Banerd and Elsie Steuerwald. Leaving behind, her son Lester, Halifax and her daughter Diane Hogan (Martin "Ben"), St. John's; also grandchildren: Ian Page (Candace) and James Page (Yvette), Calgary, Alberta, Sean Hogan (Magdi) and Katherine Hogan, St. John's and Christopher Hogan (Toni), Vancouver, Washington; and eight great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Edna Voelpel, British Columbia, Doris Decker and Mary Robertson in Nova Scotia; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. A faithful member of St. Andrew's United Church in Halifax since 1937, where she was an active member of the U.C.W. She was also a member of the Victoria General Hospital Auxiliary. Following cremation, a memorial service in celebration of her life will be held at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue, on Saturday, January 6th, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will also be held in Halifax on her Birthday, February 3, 2001, followed by interment in Pleasant Hill Memorial Gardens, Lower Sackville, NS. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
January 04, 2001

PALMER, Margaret E. - On March 15, Margaret Ellen (Hamilton) Palmer, originally of Bo'ness, Scotland, passed away peacefully in Poole, England, aged 80. Predeceased by husband Ted, Margaret will be sadly missed by son Christopher and daughter-in-law Colleen of Bauline, other family and many friends in the UK and Canada. Margaret will be particularly remembered for her contributions to music, literature and art, and her love of flower gardens. Church Funeral Service to be held in Poole on Monday, March 26. If desired, donations for the Poole Hospital NHS Trust (Longfleet Ward) may be sent to Tapper Funeral Service, 32/34 Parkstone Road, Poole, Dorset, England.
March 24, 2001

PARRISH, Joan (Howard) - April 27, 1942 - February 19, 2001. The family of the late Joan Parrish regret to announce her passing at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, AB, on Monday, February 19, 2001, aged 58 years, after a courageous battle with Cancer. Born in Daniel's Cove, NF, daughter of the late Patrick and Johanna Howard, Joan was educated in Daniel's Cove and Carbonear, NF. Her working career was spent in St. John's, Toronto, Russia and lastly, in Calgary where she resided for the past 20 years. At the time of her death, she was employed as Human Resources Consultant with Enbridge Inc. in Calgary. Joan is survived by her husband, Lawrence; daughter, Heather and her husband, Roger; four sisters: Teresa Lee, Goulds, NF, Angela Broderick (Joe) Trenton, ON, Pauline (Walter) Walsh, Harbour Grace, NF, Sheila Hanson (Glenn), Beaverton, ON; two brothers: Ray (Peggy), Moncton, NB, and Richard (Beth), Corner Brook, NF; sisters-in-law: Mary Howard, Kamloops, BC, and Clara Howard, Halifax, NS; special nieces: Mary Lee, London, ENG, and Jacquelyn Howard, Calgary, AB; and other relatives and friends residing in Newfoundland. She was predeceased by her parents: Patrick and Johanna Howard; brothers: James and Gerald Howard. The Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Pius X Church, Calgary, N.W. at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2001. In living memory a tree was planted at Nose Creek Valley and donations accepted to the Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society.
February 24, 2001

PARSONS, Bridget (nee Jones) - Passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer at Laurentian Hospital in Sudbury, Ontario on Monday, February 26, 2001. Bridget Parsons (Jones), formerly of Newfoundland. Predeceased by infant daughter Barbara Anne and father Albert Jones. Leaving to mourn her sad loss husband Gerry; sons: Derrick (Sandra), Eric (Leslie); grandchildren: Laura, Jim, Arron, Ashley, Jonathan, Ashley in Ontario; mother Mary Jones; brother Albert Jones (Ann), Bell Island; sisters: Josie (Cal) Callan, B.C., Agnes (Doug) Mealey, Mount Pearl and many other relatives and friends.
Safe in the Arms of the Lord.
February 27, 2001

PARSONS, Gladys May (nee Horwood) - Suddenly and peacefully at her home in Burlington, Ontario on Friday, October 5, 2001 Gladys Parsons, age 76 years. Loved mother of Henrietta and her husband Alfred Cox of Paisley, Irene and her husband Albert Lee of Ingleside, Thomas of Halifax and Gwen Parsons of Burlington. Cherished grandmother of Tammy and her husband Peter Lucas of Mount Forest, Matthew, David and Kathryn Lee of Ingleside and Bonita, Lesley and Elaina Parsons of Halifax; and great-grandmother of Peter, Cynthia and Jessica Lucas. Dear sister of Dorothy Fry, Albert (Bert) and Harold Horwood, all of St. John's, Nfld. Gladys is also lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers Lloyd and Thomas; and sister Jennie. Private Cremation. The family invites friends to join with them for a Service of Remembrance to be held at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 485 Brant Street, (one block north of City Hall), BURLINGTON (905-632-3333) on Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at 1 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in St. John's, Nfld. at a later date. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
October 09, 2001

PARSONS, Rita - Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Hospital, in her 86th year, on Tuesday, August 21, 2001. Rita Parsons, widow of the late Theodore Parsons, was formerly of Harbour Grace. Predeceased by her sisters: Mary Woodland, Bertha Lindstrom, Carrie Butler, Hazel Hayes. Leaving to mourn nephews and nieces: Edward Hayes, Ottawa, George Hayes (Marlene), St. Mary's, Ont., Robert Lindstrom (Audrey), Eric Lindstrom (Ruby), Ethel Tibbs and Kay Kelly (Ed); many great-nephews and nieces as well as special friends at Kelly`s Brook Apt. Resting at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue, Wednesday 12 noon - 10 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Funeral to be held on Friday, August 24, 2001 at 11 a.m. from St. Thomas' Anglican Church. Interment to follow at the United Church Cemetery in Harbour Grace. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
August 22, 2001

PELLEY, G. Clayton - Passed peacefully away at home in Rockingham, Nova Scotia after a courageous battle with cancer, G. Clayton Pelley, age 84 years. Born in St. John's, NF, son of the late Alexander and Myra (King) Pelley. Clayton was a veteran of the Second World War serving in the Merchant Marine 1938-39 and the Royal Canadian Navy 1939-45. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 Catalina, NF. He was the Past Master of the Royal Standard Masonic Lodge #398 Halifax, NS and was awarded the Overseas Grant Rank from the United Grand Lodge of England. He was predeceased by his brother Chesley and sisters Dorothy and Jean. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memory: his wife Ethel of 58 years; his sister Betty (Reg Mason) Port Union, NF,;half-brothers: Crawford (Bridgewater), Jack (Halifax), Walter (North Sydney), Alex (North West Territories), Fred (Halifax) and Richard (Dartmouth); stepmother Jessie Banfield (Halifax); and many dearly loved nieces and nephews. Resting at Snow's Funeral Home, Winsor Street, Halifax. Funeral Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at St. Peter's Anglican Church, Birch Cove, NS. Rev. Timothy Appleton officiating. Burial to follow at St. John Anglican Cemetery, Halifax. Flowers gratefully received or donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
October 13, 2001

PETITE, Myrtle Mary - 97, Halifax, passed away January 5, 2001 at the Progressive Care Unit, QE II, V.G. site, Halifax, NS. Born in St. Jacques, Fortune Bay, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late John F. and Julia (Emberly) Staple. Myrtle was a nursing graduate from the Montreal General Hospital. She moved to Nova Scotia in 1946 and was a devoted wife mother and grandmother. She volunteered her time with the mentally challenged doing leather crafts and donating he knitting to various churches. Her life was caring for the needs of others, and her grandsons, Scott and James were the whole existence of he life. She will be sadly missed, but always in our hearts. Surviving are daughter Julia (Kelvin S.) MacPhee, Tantallon; sister Georgina, Ottawa, Ont.; brothers: Lloyd Staple, Gander, Nfld., Don Staple, Botwood, Nfld., Doug Staple, Musquodoboit; grandsons: Scott, James; and her oldest and dearest friend Isobel Young. Predeceased by her husband James; brothers: Otto Staple, Corwin Staple and Mark Staple; stepmother Edith Staple. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, January 12 at St. Phillips Anglican Church, on the corner of Connaught and Bayers Rd., Halifax, Rev. Duanne Tanswell officiating. A private family burial will take place. No flowers by family request. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society or the Canadian Breast Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Dartmouth.
January 08, 2001

PIERPOINT, Lillian Blanche - The death of Lillian Blanche Pierpoint occurred at the Pine Grove Nursing Home on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2001. Born in St. John's, NF, she was the daughter of the late John and Sarah (Dawe) Spooner and wife of the late Harold Pierpoint. Survived by one son Frank (Shirley) Pierpoint, Fredericton, NB; one sister Ruby (Jim) Pike, Moncton, NB; and grandchildren: Karen Pierpoint, St. John's, NF and Lynn (Marc-Alain Mallet), Fredericton, NB. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 4th, from 2-4 p.m. Funeral Service will take place at J.A. McAdam Memorial Chapel on Thursday, April 5th at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. H.G. MacKenzie officiating. Interment will take place in Forest Hill Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Shriner's Hospital or to the Masonic Camp Good Time would be appreciated by the family. McAdam's Select Community Funeral Home has been trusted with funeral arrangements. www.mcadamsfh.com
April 04, 2001

PIKE, Howard A. - 69, Dartmouth, passed away November 22, 2001, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Campbellton, Nfld., he was a son of the late Brig. (Sir) Wallace and Minnie (Pretty) Pike. He resided in St. John's, Nfld. for most of his life. He was a member of St. James United Church, AOTS, and played in the Salvation Army band in his younger years. He loved sailing, skiing and the country life. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, the former Shirley Wellon; daughters: Debbie (Mrs. Roger Martinez), Texas, Kathy (Mrs. Bob Mollins), Grafton; son Geoff (Karen), Dartmouth; brothers: Clifford (Mavis), Bay Roberts, Nfld., Melvin (Verna), Springdale, Nfld.; sisters: Betty (Mrs. Graham King), Buchans, Nfld., Winnie Antle, Leamington, Ont., Marjorie (Mrs. John Oliver), Santa Cruz, Calif., Ferne Pike, Papua, New Guinea, Maxine Woodland, Winnipeg; grandchildren: Steven, Trevor, Geoffrey, Brendon and Roger. He was predeceased by sister, Jean Bursey. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral will be held 11 a.m. Monday, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. Rev. Warren Charlton officiating. Burial will take place in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Red Shield Salvation Army.
November 23, 2001

PIKE, Leah Florence - Passed peacefully away April 17, 2001, Leah Pike, age 89. Widow of Eliol R. Pike of Port aux Basques and Halifax. Fondly remembered by sisters: Mahala Walters and Joyce Coleman; brothers: John Ford and Malcolm Ford; several nieces, nephews and friends. Special thanks to the Management and caregivers at Chancellor Park for their loving care. Funeral in Halifax.
April 19, 2001

PINHORN, William - Passed peacefully away at Agnes Pratt Home on January 10, 2001, William Pinhorn of St. John's, formerly of Winterton, Trinity Bay, in his 82nd year. Predeceased by his loving wife Valerie. Leaving to mourn sister Carrie Toope and brother Allenby (Florence); also brother-in-law John Toope and sisters-in-law: Olive Parsons, Clarice Mills and Gladys Hiscock. Fondly remembered by a number of nephews and nieces, also special person Ruby Taylor and good friend Lovey Suley. Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Craigmillar Avenue at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 13th, 2001. Interment following at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road. Donations in his memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.
January 11, 2001

PINSENT, R. Bruce - Born in Buchans, Newfoundland, April 2, 1948, died suddenly while visiting one of his favourite walking trails in Halifax on March 25, 2001. He was the youngest son of the late Albert and Florence Pinsent of Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Many of us go through life in a chosen field attempting to make a footprint, yet Bruce was agile enough to make an impression and everlasting mark in several disciplines and as such, if one song can be chosen to epitomize RBP it should be.... "My Way" "I've lived a life that's full, I've travelled each and every highway." Although a comparatively lessened lifespan, Bruce endeavoured and succeeded at a wide range of careers beginning with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as a highway patrol officer advancing to such special operations within the organization as The Emergency Response Team and the SCUBA Search & Rescue Team as well as The K-9 Unit and ultimately The Drug Investigation Division. Branching out from law enforcement, Bruce was part of a crew that scaled and maintained telecommunication towers throughout Atlantic Canada in the 70's only to alter his course in the 80's with the Bedford Institute of Oceanography as a technician co-responsible for the preparing and the maintaining of rigging and oceanic research equipment utilized for various Marine Geochemical Seabed & Glaciogenic Sediment Dispersal Studies throughout the North Atlantic including Canada's High Arctic Region. As a follow-up to Archean Resources Ltd's 1993 Diamond Exploration Geochemical Survey and the subsequent unearthing of Ni, Cu, and Co Sulfides at Discovery Hill, Northern Labrador, Bruce was a member of the initial Geophysical Crew who recorded the first Magnetometer, VLF and Electromagnetic Signatures on a particularly historic survey; essentially locating the 34 Million Tonnes of Massive Sulfide Ore in what is now commonly referred to as The Ovoid Portion of The Voisey Bay Deposit. Remaining with the Voisey Bay Project until 1996, Bruce as well as his fellow Exploration Managers in the field jointly played a pivotal role in utilizing up to 15 Helicopters totalling 28,000 hours of flying time including 300 drill moves and 20 Single Otter/ Twin Otter Flights per week to expedite and deploy scores of personnel, tonnes of supplies and equipment to various Exploration Sites, Campsites and to the project's 15 Drill Sites. Given Bruce's positive demeanour and willingness to help others it remains ever likely that individuals who encountered him while working for Atsanik Lodge, Archean Resources, Voisey Bay Nickel Co., Inco, Canadian Helicopters, Labrador Airways and Petro Drilling during this project will be saddened by his passing. "Regrets, I've had a few, But then again, too few to mention The record shows...I took the blows" In 1996 Bruce was diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy, a progressive form of Congestive Heart Failure, essentially retiring him from active Mineral Exploration Duty and although Camp Life, Prospecting Expeditions, Trail Walking, Salmon Fishing, and Stock Trading reflected his most passionate past times, spending time with his companions swapping stories, with his family eating a turkey dinner or with his daughter and great-nephews remained his most treasured moments. His crowning achievement, daughter Ashley, emitting and radiating the full spectrum of light; displaying a jewel-like multi-faceted persona she will cut through life's challenges as a result of the strength instilled in her by her father. Missing Bruce like no other right now will be his soul-mate and companion Sheila who often walked with him down the trail to love and laugh again. Also, his sister Elaine, who Bruce often made modified confessionals to, remained his safe harbour through his darkest of storms till the end; the guiding light he searched for. Sister Mildred, who was also there to listen and share in his stories. Karen, who still appears misty at the grim reminder that we will not witness him walk through our door to just enjoy a home, the fresh bread or the quilt that she was about to make him. Doris, also left missing the conversations had and the hospitality shared at Bruce's quarterly visits. This winter Mort, Mark and Bruce aligned themselves as some sort of a Right Wing Political Constellation; a group of fixed stars determined to shed light on todays national and international issues utilizing their side-winder e-mails to search for the truth out there and to destroy the political correctness of today's over tolerant society. We will all miss Bruce's turn on the "stump" where the best person actually gets the job, men marry women, being the Lone Wolf is O.K., the uniform doesn't change, old trees sometimes have to be cut, wormy seals shouldn't be hugged, success is not a four letter word, big gaping holes in the earth in the form of a mine are a thing of beauty, most environ-mental-ists are indeed mental at times, activists should use their Arts Degree for Good instead of Evil, analysts are retentive with accurate information, feeding foxes at camp gives them a bit of a break, sometimes you have to shoot the bear first and ask questions later, poodles are that other white meat, the white man is discriminated against, sometimes a good fight just can't wait, open fires are sometimes necessary and in fact a pine martin may make a good burger. Bruce, on occasion humbly told me that he was the best Bruce Pinsent he new...testimony to the fact that unlike others, he was comfortable in his own skin. "For what is a man, What has he got, If not himself, then he has not," Bruce often spoke of his buddy Joe and wife Katherine as preferred company; always eager to share their time, bountiful meals and uplifting conversations. Joe...don't let your claims lapse! As the song goes, his compadre Fred has suffered as "Lefty" would have, Seeing "Poncho" ride with him one day only to have fallen the next. As Fred told me, "He was like my brother....not too often in life you find someone who sees the world through the same window as you..." Whether Bruce was laughing with Sara at the Round Table in Nain, Plotting a plan of attack with Paul, Brad, Gary, Richard, Cal, Eric, Smitty, Mort, Mark, Alex, Frank, Greg, Val, or George on the Project in The Big Land, eating with Dick & The Gang at Greensleeves, talking with Scotty, Sean, Henry & the Boys at a Hangar, Signing with Barry at The Vault or Consulting with Gerald, Griff, Gord and Dave at Camp he was genuine, predictable and one constant that we all could depend upon with the ever-changing variables, schedules and commitments present. As for Chris and I, Bruce represented Strength to us as children; 5'7" and Bullet Proof; although we always suspected his common mortality after a few missions that turned bad, his Courage remained. He was inturn a Safe Harbour for us both while on the road needing a place to stay or ride out a storm. He had travelled to exotic places around this planet and did some crazy things that we agreed to remain classified as such for some time to come. Our very own "Mack The Knife" and there was a time prior to Sheila that "Oh, the line forms on the right, babe...Ol' (Brucie) was back in town." "Yes, there were times, I'am sure you Know, When I bit off more than I could chew, But through it all when there was doubt, I ate it up and spit it out" Able to attend his service in Halifax on March 31, 2001, with Sheila Galey and her Family were Sister Joyce Eliott, Sister Mildred (Keith Johnson & Daughter Christine), Sister Elaine (Mort Verbiski), Sister Marilyn and Daughter Jaimie (Kevin Harfield), as well as Chris Verbiski & Doris Linehan, Walt & Lil Pinsent, Joe & Katherine Collier, Mark & Lynn Graves, Fred Sanger, Fred Jodrey, BIO and Archean Representatives. "I've loved, I've laughed and cried, I've had my fails, my share of losing, And now as tears subside, I find it all so amusing." On March 23, 2001, the last message on my answering machine from Bruce was just simply Buy World Heart - WHT-T, a Medical Engineering Company striving to design the worlds first artificial heart transplant prototype...so, for those inclined to do so, instead of donations, perhaps in this case it would be more appropriate to hedge your bets in honor of Bruce on a solution to Heart Failure. Bruce was cremated on March 29, 2001 and like some of his Nasdaq Stocks, 1/16th may be travelling down a river near you. Bruce remains the only White Man I know who always referred to himself as The Shaman so I suspect...on some outcrop or salmon fishing river out there, Bruce will let us know that he is still O.K. Now it's time to "Lock N' Load" cause, for the most part...It's a "Wonderful World" out there.
April 07, 2001

PITCHER, Margaret Elizabeth - Margaret Elizabeth of Calgary, passed away at the Carewest Glenmore Park, Calgary, Alberta on February 13, 2001 at the age of 63 years. Margaret will be dearly missed by two sons and a daughter-in-law: Darrell and Ingrid Stokes and Craig Stokes; and two daughters and a son-in-law: Kim and Maurice Bailey and Janice Stokes and her companion, Lorraine Groothuis; and four grandchildren, Chantelle, Chad, Scott and Sarah. She is also survived by six brothers: John, Albert, Tom, George, David and Archie Wadland; two sisters: Mary Cole and Marjorie Oliver and their families; two brothers-in-law: Don Bugden and Bob Burton; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Margaret was predeceased by two sisters: Dot Bugden and May Burton. A Family Funeral Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel Of The Bells" (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, February 16, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. To e-mail expressions of sympathy: condolences@mcinnisandholloway.com. Subject Heading: Margaret Pitcher. In living memory of Margaret Pitcher, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Chapel Of The Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, TELEPHONE: (403)-276-2296.
February 15, 2001

PITTMAN, Al - Corner Brook, NF. Al Pittman died peacefully amid family and friends at Western Memorial Regional Hospital, Corner Brook, NF, on Sunday, August 26, 2001. Born Alphonsus James Pittman on April 11, 1940 in St. Leonard's, Placentia Bay, he grew up in Corner Brook. He took his post-secondary education in Salem, Massachusetts and at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and taught school in Newfoundland, New Brunswick and the province of Quebec before returning to his hometown in 1975 as a member of the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College English Department, from which he retired in 1998, subsequently he was appointed writer in residence until his death. He was a poet, playwright and author, with four plays, three books for children, and six collections of poetry among his published works. The subject of several radio, television and film documentaries, he gave public readings throughout Canada, in Europe and the United States, and was the recipient of several literary awards. He was inducted into the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Hall of Fame. Predeceased by his father, A.D. Pittman, in 1978; his mother, Mary (Leonard) Pittman, in February of this year, and brother Keith; he is survived by two daughters, Kyran and Emily, and their mother, Marilee; four grandsons, Jordan, Alden and Jonah Houston and Remy Pittman, and their fathers Patrick Houston and Scott Byrne; sisters Alice Dicks and Eileen Murphy, and brothers-in-law Joe Dicks and Robert Murphy; brother Ken and sister-in-law Katie; brothers Gordon, Kevin and Brian; and countless beloved friends, students and admirers of his work. The family will be receiving friends at Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Marks Avenue, Monday and Tuesday evening from 7:00-9:00 p.m. A private memorial service is planned. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the endowment of a travel bursary for Sir Wilfred Grenfell College's Theatre program for Harlow, England.
August 28, 2001

POPE, Lawrence - Passed peacefully away at Chancellor Park on Wednesday, November 07, 2001 Lawrence Pope, (Retired Canadian Coast Guard employee), formerly of Stone's Cove, Fortune Bay, aged 80 years. He is predeceased by his loving wife Emma in 2000; son Kenneth 1990; parents Randell 1966 and Bertha 1954; brothers: George 1949, Wallace 1977, Leo 1996, Bernard 2000; and sister Olive Tibbo 1985. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, daughters: Marina (Lloyd) Harris, Linda (Bob) Vey; beloved grandchildren: Dana (Dawn), Trevor and Renee Harris, Jody and Trenton Vey; cherished great-grandchildren Emma and Evan Harris; brothers: Corwin (Mary) Pope, Gerald (Hazel) Pope; sister Gladys Osmond; sisters-in-law Masie Dominaux and Olive Pope; special nieces and nephews and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Funeral Service to take place on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. from St. Michael and All Angels Church with interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made in his memory to Chancellor Park Pastoral Care. "Forever Loved, Never Forgotten."
November 09, 2001

POWELL, Minnie (nee Shaw) - Passed away at Dartmouth, NS. Born at Little Hearts Ease, Trinity Bay. Predeceased by husband, mother, father and sister. Leaves to mourn 1 brother, Leo Shaw; 3 sisters: Mary Shaw, St. John's, Kathleen Reddigan, St. John's, Anastasia Spivey, Florida. Burial took place at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville, NS.
March 03, 2001

POWER, Francis J. - Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Complex on Sunday, December 9, 2001, Francis Power of St. John's (born in Colinet Island), St. Mary's Bay, (Insurance Adjuster) age 72 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, his wife Anita (nee Stamp); sons: Leo (Eileen), Frank; daughters: Annette (Barry O`Rourke), Karen (Bob Grace), Phyllis (Peter); eight grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Maurice (Eileen), Br. Albert (C.S.S.R.), Toronto, Fr. Pat (C.S.S.R.), Kansas City, Missouri, Ellen (Herbert Gibbons), Hilda (Michael Szokol), Winsor, Ontario, Aiden (Anne), Arthur (Olga), Vancouver; sister-in-law, Mary Anaise Power, Winsor, Ontario; one Aunt, Sr. Mary Regalate, Tenafly, New Jersey; and also nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Leo and Anne Power; sister, Hannah; brother, Henry. He will also be missed by many friends and extended family. Remains resting at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road on Monday, December 10, 2001 from 7-10 p.m., Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Funeral Mass to take place on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 9:45 a.m. from Pius X Church, Smithville Crescent. Interment to follow at Belvedere Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
December 11, 2001

POWER, J. Robert (Bob) - Passed peacefully away on Friday, February 9, 2001, surrounded by family at the palliative care unit of St. Clare's Mercy Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer, Bob Power of Paradise, age 66 years. Predeceased by parents Bren and Mabel (nee Chafe) Power and son Robert. Left with fond and loving memories are his devoted wife, Estelle (nee Chafe); daughter Alice; son-in-law Wilson; precious grandchildren Ashley, Stephanie and Riley; sisters, Catherine Philpott, St. John's, and Rosalind (Wayne Smith), Clarenville; one brother Brendan (Janet), Clarenville; two brothers-in-law, John Chafe, Largo, Fla. and Ron Chafe, Ottawa, Ont.; sister-in-law Sr. Loretta Chafe, R.S.M., Goulds; many loving nieces and nephews and an extended circle of friends in St. John's and Grand Falls where he resided for 30 years of his life. Bob was a Past Faithful Navigator of the 4th Degree of the Knights of Columbus in Grand Falls, 12 years as a leader in the Boy Scout movement, past vice-chairman of the R.C. School Board in Grand Falls. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home, Freshwater Road, St. John's. Visitation Saturday 2-4 p.m., 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Bob's life will take place on Monday, February 12, 2001 at St. Patrick's Church, Patrick Street, at 11 a.m. One day of visitation to follow at Central Funeral Home in Grand Falls-Windsor. Interment at the R.C. Cemetery on Union Street in Grand Falls-Windsor. For any additional information please call the funeral homes at 722-2730 or 489-3880. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in his memory may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation or the Palliative Care Unit of St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, St. John's.
February 11, 2001

POWER, James - Died suddenly in Halifax, James Power, age 72 years, formerly of Outer Cove. Predeceased by his wife Mary; daughters: Betty and Paulette; son James. Left to mourn two daughters: Debbie, Mount Pearl, Karen, Ottawa; son-in-law Bob Anderson and two grandchildren: Noah and Luke, Mount Pearl; two brothers: Jack, Buckhorn, Ontario, Frank, Newmarket, Ontario; three sisters: Mary Roche, Outer Cove, Pat Ryan, Georgetown, Ontario, Annie Roche, Middle Cove; special friends in Halifax: Gladys Pattison, Ken and Barbara Grove. Funeral Notice later. No flowers by request. Donations in his memory may be made to the St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery Fund.
July 04, 2001

POWER, Joan Edna (nee Brazier) - Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, on Sunday, June 24, 2001, Joan Edna Power, aged 78 years, formerly of Kent, England. Joan was a War Bride who resided in Grand Falls and more recently in St. John's. Predeceased by her husband Kit Power; her parents Frank and Kathleen Brazier; her twin sister Jean Elizabeth Trotman. Leaving to mourn with fond memories, her six daughters: Libby, Penny Bogumil, Jocelyn Laing (Bill) Holly Galway (Jeff), Jackie, Kim (Gary Haynes); her only son Richard; six grandchildren: Iain, Craig, Stephen, Samantha, Eric and Hannah; in-laws: Gus and Geraldine Power, Pat Power, Isabelle and Al Aucoin; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Resting peacefully at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue, from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. Funeral Service from the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Craigmillar Avenue at a time to be announced. Cremation to follow. Inurnment to take place at a later date at the Field of Honor, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers are gratefully accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
June 25, 2001

POWER, Thomas J. - It is with extreme sadness that we must announce the passing of a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, Thomas (Tom) Power of Kitchener, Ontario. Formerly of St. John's, Newfoundland, Tom passed away peacefully on January 30, 2001, at Freeport Health Care Center, after a heroic fight with cancer, at the age of 61. A man of strength, courage and love, Tom will be missed enormously by his wife of 38 years, Elizabeth (nee Connors). His love of life, laughter and fun has bestowed upon him a loving family, caring friends and immeasurable happiness. Tom's children have been blessed with a father whose love and commitment to family has provided a foundation on which to establish their own bonds. His love will always be in the hearts of his son Thomas (Tom) Power and his wife Patricia of Post Falls, Idaho, his daughters Tracy Banderob and her husband David of Waterloo, and Denyse Poole and her husband Leigh of Kitchener. Tom has been the shining light in the lives of his grandchildren, Joshua and Adam Power, and Jacob and Victoria Banderob. Poppy always had a special bond with his three little hockey pros as well as his little ice princess. Faithful to the end, his little shadow, Sammy, misses him already. Predeceased by his mother, Margaret and his father, Thomas, infant sister Theresa and sister-in-law Maureen, Tom will be missed by his brothers and sisters, Jack (Barb) Power, Ed (Barb) Power, Peg (Jack) Langer, Nellie (John) Gough Jane (Floyd) Rogers, Molly (Victor) Olivares, Joe (Diane) Power and Mike (Joy) Power. A part of Betty's life for 43 years, Tom is not a brother-in-law to the Connors family, but a cherished brother. Predeceased by his mother-in-law, Mary Connors (nee Morrissey) and brothers-in-law Cyril, Paul and infant Patrick, his laughter will be missed by "Dad" John Connors, Ted (Rose) Connors, Jack (Cynthia) Connors, Fred (Rosalind) Connors, David (Barb) Connors, Sylvia Connors, Joe (Barb) Connors, Harry (Margaret) Connors, Mary (Allan) Prince, Anne (Doug) Brophy, Terry (Audrey) Connors and Anne Connors. His many nieces and nephews will remember Tom always. For the past 10 years, Tom has dedicated his working life to Liberty Linehaul in Ayr. Visitation will take place at Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener, Ontario (519-743-8900) from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm on Thursday, Feb. 1 and Friday, Feb. 2. The funeral Mass will be held at The Blessed Sacrament RC Parish, Kitchener on Saturday, February 3, at 11:00 am. Donations in Tom's memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Palliative Care Center (UT3) at Freeport Health Centre, Kitchener or the Cancer Centre at K-W Health Centre Grand River Hospital, Kitchener.
February 02, 2001

PRATT, Emily Christina - Passed away at The Agnes Pratt Home on Sunday, September 16th, 2001, Emily Christina (Dawe) Pratt R.N., in her 93rd year. Born at Bay Roberts in 1909, she was the youngest of the fourteen children of William Dawe (1845-1928) and Mary Eliza (Russell) Dawe (1865-1932). She was educated at Bay Roberts Academy; Bishop Spencer College; Memorial University, where she was a member of the first class; The Ladies College in Halifax, N.S. and The Royal Victoria Hospital School of Nursing in Montreal, graduating with distinction in 1932. Predeceased by her husband John Kerr (Jack) Pratt (1910-1980). Leaving to mourn two sons: Christopher, and Mary West Pratt; Philip, and Kitty Drake; four grandchildren: John, and Alexandria (Howson) Pratt; Anne Pratt; Barbara Pratt Wangersky and Russell; Ned Pratt, and Sheila (Crosbie) Pratt; ten great-grandchildren, one brother Chester Eli Dawe, all living in Newfoundland, many nephews and nieces and the gallant remnants of a once wide and lively circle of friends. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held on Wednesday, September 19th, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Thomas' Anglican Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to The Agnes Pratt Home Foundation or The C.N.I.B. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Carnell's Funeral Home.
September 17, 2001

PRETTY, Edmund (Ned) - Retired ASARCO employee (1927-1974). The last of Buchans' pioneers. Passed peacefully away on Tuesday, January 2, 2001 at St. Patrick's Mercy Home, St. John's, Edmund (Ned) Pretty of Dildo, formerly from Buchans and Clarenville, in his 92nd year. Predeceased by his first wife Lucy (Gates) in 1963; daughter Elizabeth, 1947; son Rexford, 1993; brothers Eli, 1972 and Heman, 1974; sister Amelia Mouland (Ron), 1985. Leaving to mourn his wife Emma (Reid/Rogers), Clarenville; his loving daughters by his first marriage: Melva Dowdall (Pat) and Berylann Stevenson of Georgetown, Ontario; Andrea Gillard (Gerald), Baie Verte; Golda Byrne (Jim, special son-in-law and caregiver), St. John's; sisters Gwen Power, Cupids; Betty Steele (Roy), New Market, and brother Reg (Gloria) Hamilton, Ontario. Six beloved grandchildren: Sandra Pretty-Pineau, Toronto; Randy Dowdall, Georgetown; John Stevenson, Toronto; Danielle Byrne-Surette, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; Capt. Angela Byrne-Reid, Trenton, Ontario and James Byrne, Houston, Texas; one great-grandchild Chole Pretty-Pineau and his step-family: Meryl Reid (Phyllis), Buchans; Molly Drover, St. John's; Madonna Horwood (Hughie), Saint John, NB; Lindo Reid (Bev), Clarenville; Karen Russell, Whitehorse, NWT and Jamie Reid, Edmonton, Alberta and special friend Ivor Balsom of Clarenville, as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. A special thanks from Ned's family to the administration and staff of St. Patrick's Mercy Home for all their loving care and support, especially the staff of 1 North. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. Visitation Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service on Friday, January 5, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Carnell's Memorial Chapel. Cremation to follow. Interment will take place at a later date in Buchans. Flowers gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be made to the United Church Building Fund, Buchans, NF, A0H 1G0 or to a charity of one's choice.
January 03, 2001

PROUDFOOT, Edward Lorne - Formerly of Bell Island, passed peacefully away at the Caribou Veterans Pavilion on May 17, 2001, with his daughters at his side, Lorne Proudfoot in his 81st year. Lorne was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Royal Air Force from 1941 - 1946. Predeceased by his wife Jean. Leaving to mourn daughters Lynn Baker (Harvey), Newman`s Cove and Susan Blanchard (Craig). Two special granddaughters Sheree Baker and Allison Blanchard. Sisters-in-law Carol (Randolph Butler) and Lorraine Proudfoot, as well as a number of relatives and friends. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. Visitation Friday 7 - 10 p.m., Saturday 10 - 10 p.m., Sunday 10 - 9 p.m. Funeral service will take place Monday, May 21st from St. Augustine's Church, Westerland Road at 2 p.m. with interment in the Anglican Cemetery on Forest Road. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations to the Nfld. & Lab. Lung Assoc., The Poppy Trust Acct., RCL, Branch 56 or a charity of one's choice.
May 19, 2001

QUIRK, Colleen (Chafe) - Passed away August 20, 2001 at Oromocto, New Brunswick. To celebrate her life Jamie and Shawleen Godfrey along with Lisa, Laura and husband Frank Quirk would like to extend an invitation to all Colleen's friends. The celebration will take place on Sunday, September 02, at Cowan Heights United Church Hall on Frecker Drive from 2-5 p.m. Colleen is survived by her husband Frank; parents: Bill (friend Lillian) and Mary Chafe; Dad and Mary Quirk; children, Jamie and Shawleen Godfrey, Laura & Lisa Quirk; brothers: Steven (Judy), David (Patsy) and Daniel (Sue) Chafe; brothers-in-law: Paul (Jean), Derrick (Madonna), Gerard (Joanne) Quirk; sisters-in-law: Ann Marie (Jim) Clarke, Patsy (Will) Durddle, and Ginny (Gerry) Soulliere; grandchildren: Jamie Godfrey, Gavin Hiscock; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
August 30, 2001

QUIRK, Mary Colleen (Chafe) - The death of Colleen Quirk occurred at the Oromocto Public Hospital on Monday, August 20th, 2001. Born in Guelph, ON, she was a daughter of William and Mary (Janes) Chafe and wife of Frank Quirk. Colleen was a custodian at Memorial University in St. John's, NF until June 1995 at which time she left to reside in Shilo, Manitoba with her husband Frank and daughter Shawleen. After a wonderful six years in Shilo, Colleen then moved again with Frank to Burton, NB, where she now lays to rest. Colleen is survived by her parents; husband; Dad and Mary Quirk, St. John's, NF; children: Jamie (Jamie) Godfrey, Oromocto, NB, Shawleen Godfrey, Shilo, MB, Laura Quirk, St. Stephen, NB and Lisa Quirk, St. John's, NF; brothers: Steven (Judy) Chafe, St. John's, NF, David (Patsy) Chafe, Foxtrap, NF and Daniel (Sue) Chafe, Upper Gullies, NF; brothers-in-law: Paul (Jean) Quirk, St. John's, NF, Derrick (Madonna) Quirk, Paradise, NF and Gerard (Joanne) Quirk, St. John's, NF; sisters-in-law: Ann Marie (Jim) Clarke, Goulds, NF, Patsy (Will) Durddle, St. John's, NF, and Ginny (Gerry) Soulliere, MacKinzie, BC; grandchildren: Jamie Godfrey, Pouch Cove, NF and Gavin Hiscock, St. Stephen, NB; special friends: Judy Constantine, St. John's, NF and Jane Collins, New Haven, PEI; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held at Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home on Thursday, August 23rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Memorial Service will be held in the Oromocto Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, August 24th at 9 a.m. with Father Ralph McRae officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
August 23, 2001

RAFFENSPERGER, Mary Ellen (Born Nell Byrne) - Nov. 2, 1906 - Dec. 7, 2000, passed away at her home in Sun City, Arizona. She had been active to the last day of her life and death came quickly. She is survived by her only son, Garrett and his wife, Joanne, and many relatives in Newfoundland. Nell was born in St. John's and spent many of her early and happiest years at school in Brigus. After marriage to Fred Byrne she lived in New York, NY for many years and returned to Newfoundland before the outbreak of World II. During the war Nell was employed as a cypherette at Fort William, working with the radio codes used by the Canadian Navy and convoys that assembled near St. John's. During the latter part of the 1940's Nell was the Director of social programs and events at Fort Pepperell and remembered fondly for many years by the U.S. soldiers away from home and by the young ladies who assisted in social events. She moved to Arizona in the early 1950's and resided at her home in Sun City until an assisted living facility was necessary in recent years. She had always been active in church activities and gave support to St. Vincent de Paul, the Salvation Army and various food banks.
February 11, 2001

REARDON, Herbert Edward - Age 76, of Dartmouth, N.S. Passed away January 6, 2001 at the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Goose Cove, NF, he was the son of Michael and Mary Ellen (Murrin) Reardon. He worked for the Department of National Defence, HMC Dockyard for 34 years. He was a long-term member of the Scotia Legion, Branch 25; active member for many years of the Knights of Columbus and served as President of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Mildred (Riggs); daughter Sheila LeBlanc, Ontario; sons: Al (Iris), Dartmouth and Kevin (Carla), Alberta; six beloved grandchildren; brothers: Leo of Goose Cove and Tony (Gertie) of St. John's and sister Anastasia Buckle, St. Anthony. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers: Albert, Joseph, Patrick, William and sister Rita. His remains were cremated and a memorial service held at St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church in Halifax on January 10, 2001. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at the Dartmouth General Hospital or charity of your choice. After the service, family and friends were welcomed at the home of his son Al in Dartmouth.
January 13, 2001

REID, Laura Mary (Cole) - 1934 - 2001. On June 27, 2001 our beloved "Mom" and "Grandma" peacefully passed away, after a courageous battle, in Kamloops. Laura was born on July 10, 1934 in Bell Island, Nfld. Here she met and married her soul mate, Herbert. Laura's life was dedicated to raising her seven children. She will be sadly missed by her only daughter Susan (David) Vachon; her six sons: Herbert Jr., Gary (Beth), Powell River, Robert (Pauline), Cambridge, Ontario, Gerry (Jayne), Jim, David (Petra), all of Pinantan Lake, B.C. Grandma will also be missed by her 14 grandchildren: Sona, Jason, Shane, Shannon, Shaun, Rob, Jaime Lee, Tiffany, Melissa, Desiree, Dawson, Stacy, Shelby and Samantha; as well as 7 great-grandchildren: Shawna, Colin, Shae-lynn, Austin, Adam, Braydon and Bobby. Laura will also be dearly missed by her sisters: Jenny (Lou Bartlett), Barbara Ann (Gord Bartlett) and Mary (Ray Snow), all of Cambridge; her brothers: Leo Cole (Marie), St. John's, Nfld. and George Cole (Rita), Cambridge; sisters-in-law Madonna Cole and Anna Cole, Cambridge, Patricia Cole, Brantford and brother-in-law Tom Sullivan; also Lucien and Delores Daoust; numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and special friends. She is predeceased by her Love, Herbert; her parents Arthur and Theresa Cole; brothers: Maxwell, Peter, Raymond and Nick Cole; sister Jean Sullivan. Friends will be received at Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive, on Friday, June 29 at 1-3 p.m., 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, June 30 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. followed by the Funeral Service at St. George's Anglican Church, 308 Royal Ave., at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Hillside Cemetery. Our special Thanks to Graham Warden, Tiffany, Al and Susan Reid, ER Nurses (Sherri and Julie) for your care and concern as well as family and friends for all of their support. Kamloops Funeral Home, (250)554-2577.
June 29, 2001

REID, Robert (Bob) - Formerly of Bell Island. Passed peacefully away at his home in Toronto on Friday, April 06, 2001, aged 68 years. Predeceased by his parents James and Mary Reid. Lovingly remembered by sister Helen Connors (Hugh, deceased), St. John's and brother William (Carrie), Grand Falls, and their families; as well as family and many friends in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and Newfoundland; especially his friends: Pam Maher, Betty Saunders, Gus Connors and Margaret "Peg" Connors. At Bob's request, cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Friday, April 13, 2001 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Funeral Service to take place from The Carnell Memorial Chapel on Saturday, April 14 2001 at 2:00 p.m. followed by interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations in Bob's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
April 11, 2001

REID, Wayne - Passed away suddenly January 6, 2001, at his home, Scarborough, ON, formerly of Random Island in the presence of his loving wife Cassie (Norris). Left to mourn son Mark and daughter Janine and their mother Patricia (Careen), Kilbride; mother and father, Jean and Fred Reid, Weybridge; sister Shirley (Lloyd Simmons), Gander; niece Lisa and nephews Christopher and Corey; step-children: Dennis Stanley, Scarborough, Debbie (Jerry) Adey and Darlene (Paul) Hammond, Scarborough. To rest at the United Church, Weybridge, on Wednesday, January 10. Funeral service to take place 2:00 p.m. Thursday in Weybridge. Prayer, Mass and sympathy cards would be gratefully accepted. In lieu of flowers, donations in Wayne's memory may be made to the Epilepsy Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or United Church Fund, Weybridge.
January 10, 2001

REX, Alice (Hunt) (Ivany) - Passed peacefully away at St. Patrick's Mercy Home on Sunday, December 31st, 2000 aged 85 years, Alice Rex, formerly of Corner Brook. Predeceased by her infant daughter Agnes; husband John Hunt, husband George Rex; sisters: Rosalie Walbourne, Viola Pear and Winnifred Ivany. Leaving with fond memories, four sons: Bruce (Edna), St. John`s, NF, Lionel (Barbara), Cold Lake, Alta., Arlie (Verna), Fergus, Ontario and Derek (Catherine), Brampton, Ontario; ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, relatives and friends, especially residents and staff at St. Patrick's Mercy Home. Resting at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and from 10 a.m. - 12 noon Wednesday. Funeral Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 3rd, 2001 from Barrett's Chapel. Interment at Mount Patricia Cemetery, Corner Brook at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to St. Patrick's Mercy Home or to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
January 02, 2001

RICHARDS, Genevieve Halley
Born Kelligrews, Conception Bay, Nfld
June 16, 1918 - Died June 6, 2001, of cancer

Genevieve Halley Richards was a warm and generous teacher, a strict parent of eight children and a woman whose passionate roots were firmly embedded in the rocks of her home province of Newfoundland.
"She blamed everything bad that happened in Newfoundland on Canada," said her son, Gerry Halley, remembering the tough, remarkable woman who died of cancer at the Freeport Health Centre on June 6, just 10 days before her 83rd birthday.
"She never, ever considered herself a Canadian," said Gerry. "She was always a proud Newfoundlander."
Richards was born in Kelligrews, Conception Bay, where she grew up to become a teacher in the Catholic school system.
At that time the board was run by the church and nearly every aspect of the teachers' lives was controlled by the parish priest.
"The priest would move them around (to schools)," said Gerry. "The priest set her up in a boarding house."
Most of her postings were in small schoolhouses, perched in isolated fishing communities on the south shore, where resources were scarce and entertainment even scarcer. Still, she managed to find romance when a lanky young electrical linesman named Doug Halley came into her life.
"Dad used to walk every night to see her," Gerry said. "It was seven miles."
The couple married in 1940 and over the next two decades they had eight children -- two daughters and six sons. She was the church organist and choir leader and she loved a good party, but her heart was always with the children.
"She really, really loved teaching, she loved the young children," Gerry said, recalling how often his mother took pupils on her knee or delivered a warm hug.
But with such a large brood to care for at home, she eventually stopped teaching to become a full-time housewife. Then, on July 20, 1960, tragedy struck.
"Dad was killed on the job, electrocuted," he said. "The youngest, Anne-Marie, was only 10 months old. " She didn't get anything (insurance) and only a little cheque from the compensation board.
Fortunately, she had returned to teaching three years earlier and was able to support her family while relying on the older siblings to look after the youngsters. Seven years later, she married Albert Richards, a widower with six children, and in 1967, they followed her children to Kitchener, where they had migrated a few years earlier to find work. She never taught again.
"Linguistically, she was very strong," said Gerry, who talked about how his mother encouraged her children to use their minds. "Nearly all of us are crossword puzzle nuts, the New York Times crossword."
But what stands out most for him is the response of her former students. "When we'd go back to Newfoundland, people would flock around her," he said. "There were always hugs and kisses."
Halley Richards developed breast cancer in 1993. Surgery bought her time, but it was not a cure.
"She had six or seven good years, but then it came back," Gerry said.
Halley Richards left behind her children: Anne-Marie, Rosemary, Gerry, Adrian and Paul, all of Kitchener, and Brian of Topsail, Nfld. She was predeceased by two sons, Fabian in 1982 and Michael in 1994. She was a grandmother of 31 and great-grandmother of 25.
"She wasn't just my mom," Gerry said sadly, "she was my friend."
Source: Kitchener-Waterloo Record 2001
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Kitchener-Waterloo Record 2001

RICHE, Julian Eustace Wellesley - Passed away suddenly in St. John, Virgin Islands, on February 6, 2001 at the age of 75 years. A veteran of World War II as a member of the R.E.M.E. Leaving to mourn his loving wife, Brenda; two children, William and Maria of Sydney, Australia; two grandchildren, Jacob and Katrina; two stepchildren, Catherine Quilty (Keagan) and Michael Boyle; other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. A service to celebrate his life will take place on Monday, February 12, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. at the Carnell Memorial Chapel, 329 Freshwater Rd
February 11, 2001

ROBERTS, Beryl - Passed peacefully away in the presence of her family on Tuesday, January 02, 2001, Beryl Roberts (formerly of Corner Brook). She leaves to mourn her sister Mildred Gullage, as well as a large circle of family and friends. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, with visitation on Wednesday, January 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 04, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. from The Carnell Memorial Chapel with interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
January 03, 2001

ROBERTS, Gildas Owen - It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Gildas Owen Roberts on Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at the age of 68 years. He passed away peacefully in hospital in Bangor, Wales, having succumbed to injuries sustained in a tragic accident. Dr. Roberts was born to Welsh parents in Johannesburg, South Africa, but raised his family in St. John's. Prior to his retirement he was a distinguished Professor of English with Memorial University of Newfoundland and an Elder of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. A gifted teacher, noted author and proud Welshman, he will be remembered with fondness by a wide circle of family and friends, colleagues and former students. He leaves to mourn his wife Pamela and his four children and their spouses: Rachel and husband John Shareshian of St. Louis, Missouri; Sarah and husband James Youden of St. John's; Evan and wife Gisele (née Goulet) of Sudbury, Ontario and Griffith and wife Laurie Jones of St. John's. As well, he leaves six beloved grandchildren: Dylan, Thomas, Emma, Sean, Evan and Nathaniel. He also leaves to mourn his first wife, Pat West of St. John's. The funeral service and interment will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2001 at Chapel Ebeneser in Borth-y-gest, Wales, his ancestral home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Restoration Fund of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church would be appreciated. Godspeed, Dr. Roberts.
December 01, 2001

ROSE, Lambert - Dies Suddenly North Sydney, May 16 - A widespread circle of friends in Cape Breton and Newfoundland will learn with profound regret of the sudden death at his home here today of Lambert Rose, 73, Lorne Street. The deceased had been ill only a few days, and his death came as a shock to his wife, other relatives and his many friends. Born in Burgeo, Newfoundland, the late Mr. Rose had been a resident of this town since 1902 and for 30 years had been a member of the employees' staff of Leonard Bros. cold storage plant here, retiring from wok only one week ago. A member of the Seventh Day Adventist church, he is survived by his wife (the former Mamie Chiasson of Newfoundland) and one daughter. The daughter is Annie (Mrs. Lawrence Doucette of Halifax). Also surviving are two sisters. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon with services at the home at 2 o'clock and at the Seventh Day Adventist church at 2:30 o'clock, service to be conducted by the pastor R.A. Matthews. Interment will be in Lakeside cemetery under the direction of the W.J. Dooley Funeral Services.
Halifax Newspaper May 2001

ROSENBERG, Dr. Horace Donald - died at home in Ottawa on February 14th, 2001, at the age of 86, after a long sickness which he bore with quiet courage. Dr. Rosenberg grew up in St. John's and attended Bishop Field and Memorial University before taking his medical degree at Edinburgh University. He devoted his life to the practice of medicine, and on returning to Newfoundland worked in Burgeo-Ramea and later in St. John's where regular house visits and night calls were an essential part of his routine as a General Practitioner and Obstetrician. He also pioneered the establishment of natural childbirth in Newfoundland, and was loved by thousands of patients and never stopped missing them. In 1962 fatigue forced him into the "semi-retirement" of a job as medical advisor to the Government in Ottawa. Horace Rosenberg was an accomplished amateur musician, and played a large role in the cultural life of St. John's, where he was a great supporter of the London Theatre Company and was a leader in the Community Concerts Association. He had a trained baritone voice and was a frequent performer in musical presentations in St. John's, including the annual Burns Night celebrations and performances of Handel's Messiah and other classical works. He also played the violin and the viola in various ensembles including, most recently, the Ottawa Civic Symphony. Despite his busy practice, Dr. Rosenberg always managed to go trouting at least once a year. He was a keen gardener and could do almost anything with his hands, from carpentry to painting. He will be remembered for his deep love of nature, his kindness, his sparkling wit, and his uncompromising ethical standards. He is survived by Anna M. Rosenberg, his wife for more than 60 years; his daughters Cathleen Kneen and her husband Brewster Kneen (Sorrento, BC) and Dr. Jeannie Rosenberg and her husband Hugh Sutherland (Huntingdon, QC), his grandchildren Jamie Kneen and fiancée Soha AlHaddad (Ottawa), Rebecca Kneen and husband Brian MacIsaac (Sorrento, BC), and Sara Sutherland (Huntingdon, QC), his brothers Sidney and wife Naomi (Brighton, England) and Ronnie and wife Marilyn (Boston, USA) and sister-in-law Rosalie (Leeds, England) and their families.
February 17, 2001

ROBINSON, Jack - Passed peacefully away at the Leonard A. Miller Centre, on Monday, May 7th, 2001, age 66 years. Originally from Lincolnshire, England, recently residing in Logy Bay, NF. Predeceased by mother Marjorie (nee Maybury) and father William. Leaving to mourn his loving wife Sylvia, stepsons Gary (Maureen) Rumbolt, Logy Bay, NF; Gerald (Shirley) Rumbolt, Lakewood, California; stepdaughter Brenda (Gordon) Lane, Calgary, AB; eight stepgrandchildren; Uncle Reg Maybury and his family; first cousins Molly (Colin) Hall and Kath Vickers and family in England. Also, his many dear friends in England, Goose Bay, Labrador and Newfoundland. Visitation at Caul's Funeral Home on Thursday, May 10 from 1 p.m.- 2 p.m. Funeral Service from Caul's Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, May 10th, 2001 at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at St. Francis of Assissi Cemetery, Outer Cove. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Newfoundland Cancer Foundation or the Lung Association.
May 09, 2001

ROGERS, Fred - Passed suddenly away at the Health Sciences Centre, on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, Fred Rogers, age 78 years. Predeceased by his brother Hardy and sister Evelyn. Left with fond and loving memories one sister Marion Sharpe, two brothers: Cyril (Vina) and Warrick (Effie); sister-in-law Eleanor Rogers; Special friend Arnold Hickey, also nephews, nieces and numerous friends at Cluney's Restwell Manor, Kelligrews and Fairbank, New World Island. Resting at the James J. Hickey Memorial Funeral Home, Kelligrews. Visitation Saturday, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral to take place on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Pentecostal Church, Foxtrap Access Road. Interment at the Pentecostal Cemetery, Long Pond.
October 27, 2001

ROMPKEY, Margaret - Passed peacefully away at her home in St. John's on Friday, June 1, 2001, Margaret Rompkey, aged 87, formerly of Belleoram, Fortune Bay. She was predeceased by her husband William and leaves to mourn her two sons: Senator Bill Rompkey (Carolyn) and Dr. Ronald Rompkey; grandchildren: Hilary (Joel) and Peter, and a circle of relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 4 at 2:00 p.m. at the Anglican Cathedral in St. John's, followed by a reception. Interment will be at the Anglican Cemetery on Forest Road. Funeral arrangements will be by Carnell's Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Anglican Cathedral Endowment Fund, or St. Lawrence Church, Belleoram.
June 02, 2001

ROSE, Ruth - Beloved wife the the late Mr. Harold Rose of Lethbridge, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at the age of 85 years. She is the loving mother of: Vernice (Alvin) Monson of Stirling, AB; Winston (Lorna) Rose of New Dayton, AB and Lloyd (Judy) Rose of Peace River, AB. She is survived by seven grandchildren: Shelly (Mark) Sanches of Surrey, BC; Gary (Deanna) Monson of Surrey, BC; Shannon Rose of Lethbridge, AB, Shane Rose of New Dayton, AB; Terry (Ginger) Rose of Enchant, AB; Iona Rose of Caron Port, SK and Angela Rose of Edmonton, AB, as well as six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers: George (Christina) Noel of Vancouver, BC and Reuben (Etta) Noel of Mount Pearl, NFLD, one sister-in-law Jane Rose of Perry's Cove, NFLD and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Harold, one brother Ambrose and two sisters Florence and Fanny. Ruth was born on December 26, 1919 in Freshwater, NFLD. She was raised and educated there. Ruth met Harold Rose and was married in Carbonear, NFLD on February 15, 1938. They made their home for many years in St. John's, NFLD, before moving west and settling in Alberta. Ruth and Harold enjoyed camping, fishing, travelling and spending many winters in Arizona. Ruth enjoyed music and flowers. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Sunday, October 28, 2001 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. A Funeral Service with be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Monday, October 29, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. with Ms. Jane Barter Moulaison, officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Honoured to serve the family, CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1, Telephone (403)381-7777.
October 27, 2001

RUMBOLT, Dallas Joseph - Passed peacefully away at the Hoyles-Escasoni Complex in St. John's, NF, on June 3, 2001 in his 73rd year. Dallas J. Rumbolt of 73 Broadway, Corner Brook, NF. He was predeceased by his parents Louis and Eileen (Hayes) Rumbolt of Corner Brook, NF. Leaving to mourn his two sons: Gary (Maureen) Rumbolt, Logy Bay, NF, Gerald (Shirley) Rumbolt, Lakewood, California; and one daughter Brenda (Gordon) Lane, Calgary, Alberta; mother of his sons and daughter: Sylvia Robinson, Logy Bay, NF; close friend Bertha Thistle, Corner Brook, NF; sister Tess (Lance) Ewing, B.C.; brother Leo (Goldie) Rumbolt, Corner Brook, NF; eight grandchildren, two nephews, three nieces, close friends, and his many customers during his 49 years barbering on Broadway, Corner Brook, NF. Dallas enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. He loved his work and time spent with the people that passed through his barber shop. Visitation at Caul's Funeral Home, 84 LeMarchant Road, on Wednesday, June 6 from 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Francis Assisi Church, Outer Cove at 11:15 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Francis Assisi Cemetery, Outer Cove. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Newfoundland Cancer Foundation.
June 04, 2001

RUSSELL, Dr. Garfield B. - Dr. Garfield B. Russell, 48, of Mt. Gretna, Pennsylvania, died at home on Sunday, July 1, 2001. He was the husband of Floss M. Langor Russell, to whom he was married 29 years. He was currently the Eric A. Walker Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Penn State, Milton S. Hershey Medical Centre and an attending physician in anesthesiology and critical care medicine. He earlier practiced rural general medicine in northern Canada, general family medicine in Camden Memorial Hospital, Camden, Maine and was an emergency room physician at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital in St. John's, NF. He was a graduate of Musgravetown High School, Musgravetown, NF and received a bachelor of medical science and doctor of medicine degrees from Memorial University of NF. He was a member of the Association of University Anesthesiologists, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Canadian Anesthetists Society, Society of Neuroanesthesia and Critical Care, American Medical Association, Pennsylvania Medical Society, Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists, Pennsylvania Society of Critical Care, American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring and American College of Physician Executives. He was active in clinical research, published multiple abstracts, book chapters, book reviews and scientific papers. He also lectured extensively at the international, national and state levels. He held many patents and inventions and received many honours in the field of anesthesiology. In addition to his wife Floss, surviving are his two daughters, Britt and Lea Russell, both at home, a son, Wes Russell of Lancaster, his mother, Winnie Pelly Russell of Port Blandford, NF and two brothers, Mansfield and Robert Russell, both of NF. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 7th at the Salvation Army Church in Musgravetown, NF.
July 06, 2001

RYAN, David Edward - Passed peacefully away at the Stratford General Hospital, Stratford, Ontario on June 9, 2001, in his 57th year after a long courageous battle with cancer. Leaving with loving cherished memories his wife and best friend Margaret (nee Speirs), his son John (wife Catherine) and grandchildren: Megan, Jeffery, Tyler and Ryan, of Brampton, Ontario. His sisters: Mary Lou Stinson (David) and Joan Cobb (Robert); Aunts Eileen Foley and Marie Lacey (George); nine nieces and nephews and their families, who dearly loved their Uncle Dave, all of Newfoundland and a large circle of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Cyril and Josephine Ryan, his beloved grandmother Lydia Ryan and special Aunt Loretta McNiven. Funeral Mass was celebrated on June 12 followed by interment at Avondale Cemetery, Stratford, Ont. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or The Canadian Diabetes Association.
June 23, 2001

RYAN, Kevin A. - Passed away suddenly at St. John's on April 11, 2001, aged 50 years, Kevin Anthony Ryan formerly of St. Brendan's and Fermeuse. Predeceased by his parents Josephine and Gregory Ryan and grandparents Nan and Pop Smith and Nan Kelland. Leaving to mourn: his loving wife and best friend Shirley (nee Kelland), precious children Gregory, Erin, and Sara whom he cherished dearly. Also brothers Tom (Jomie), Dennis (Judy) and Rod; sister Elizabeth (Bess) Hollett. Also, parents-in-law Peter and Sarah Kelland (Gander), brother-in-law Ted Kelland (Carol), sisters-in-law Diane (John) Warren, and Peggy (Wayne) Holly, and many nieces and nephews. Kevin will be missed by his many friends and relatives. Kevin was first a loving family man and was a devoted and beloved teacher at Virginia Park Elementary. He touched his students' lives and was deeply touched by the passing of three of his special students - R.J. Puddicombe, Robbie Hryviw, and Stephanie Greeley. Kevin was a caring nurse and advocate for his children at the Janeway. Beyond the classroom and the hospital, he made time to guide children as a scout leader, a school counsellor, a soccer and basketball coach. For himself, Kevin found time for floor hockey, bicycling, and running. Special thanks to Irene Barry, Susan Doyle, and David Molyneux, who shared his last good run. He'll finish his marathon in heaven. Kevin is resting at Caul's Funeral Home on LeMarchant Road. Visitation hours are from 7-10 p.m. Saturday evening; 2-4 and 7-10 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Funeral services will take place at St. Mark's Anglican Church at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road. Donations may be made in Kevin's memory to Virginia Park Elementary School or to the Janeway Children's Hospital Psychiatric Unit. There's an end to the summer, to the winter and spring. There's an end to all wishes, all hopes and all dreams. There's an end to all laughter and tears so blind. But our love for you Kevin will last - for all time.
April 15, 2001

RYAN, Tom - Passed away suddenly at his home in St. John's on December 5, 2001, Thomas Joseph Ryan, age 60. Formerly of St. Brendan's and Fermeuse. Leaving to mourn his precious wife of 33 years, Josephine (Jomie), his loving son Todd (Krista) and beloved daughter Tina (Patrick) Hiemstra; sister Elizabeth (Bess) Hollett; brothers: Dennis (Judy) and Ron; sisters-in-law: Shirley, Mary (Len), Stella, Brenda (Jimmy), Justina (John); many nieces and nephews; Aunt Mary Furlong, Uncle Joe Ryan (Ceal), Aunt Bridgett (Frank) Mackey, Aunt Margaret (Pat) Walsh; and Jomie's caretaker and friend Diane Pittman. Predeceased by parents Gregory and Josephine Ryan and brother Kevin. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Rd. Visitation on Thursday from 7-9:30 p.m. and Friday from 2-4:30 p.m. and 7-9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial to take place from Mary Queen of Peace Church on Saturday, December 8, 2001 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Topsail Rd. Donations in his memory may be made to the MS Society (Atlantic Division) or the Waterford Hospital Foundation.
December 06, 2001

 

 

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