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A Collection of Newfoundland Obits
From Ontario to British Columbia


APPLETON, The Reverend Dr. Timothy M. Aged 55, died on Wednesday Sept 11, 2002 at the Queen Elizabeth Health Sciences Center. He was born in Chatham, Ontario, June 27, 1947. He was educated in Peterborough and Windsor and obtained a Doctor of Ministry at the University of Chicago. He was a Chaplain at St. Boniface General Hospital in Winnipeg. He sought ordination in the Anglican Church of Canada and was ordained a priest in 1979. He served parishes in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Port de Grave, Newfoundland; and was currently Rector of The Parish of St. Peter's Church, Birch Cove. He also was Director of the Foundation Program for Anglican Students preparing for ordained ministry at the Atlantic School of Theology.

Timothy was predeceased by his mother Mary (Monnie). He is survived by his wife Judy and daughters Erin, Kathryn, Jennifer and Leslie; his father John (Jock); his sister Mary; brothers David and wife Maryl; John; Chris and wife Nancy and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive visitors at St. Peter's Church, Birch Avenue (on the corner of Kearney Lake Road and the Bedford Highway) on Friday, September 13 from 4-6 p.m. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated in the Cathedral Church of All Saints (Tower Road) in Halifax on Saturday, September 14 at 10:00. Bishop Fred Hiltz will preside. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or St. Peter's Anglican Church, Birch Cove.

Contributed by Ann (MacDonald) Batten

BALSOM, Joan, of Grande Prairie
Date of Death: April 2nd, 2002

On Tuesday, April 2, 2002, Joan Balsom, resident of Grande Prairie, formerly of Clarenville, Newfoundland, was promoted to glory at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Grande Prairie, at the age of 58 years. Joan was born October 4, 1943 at St. John's, Newfoundland. Joan was an active soldier of the Salvation Army church, who gave many hours of volunteer work. She is lovingly remembered by her loving husband, Alan, of 34 years, her three children: Cynthia (Chris) Kulchyski of Prince George, B.C., Lisa (Mark) Day of Grande Prairie, Alta., Stephen (Elaine) Balsom of St. John's, Nfld., her seven grandchildren: Parker, Luke, Mackenzie, Tyler, Dylan, Kia and Amber; twin sister Jean (Frank) Keats of Newfoundland; three brothers: Frank (Deana) Rowe of Calgary, Ron (Donna) Rowe of Prince George, Alex (Hilda) Rowe of Newfoundland; numerous nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. Public visitation for family and friends will be held at the Salvation Army Church, 9525-83 Avenue, Grande Prairie on Friday, April 5, 2002 from 7-8 p.m. Funeral service for the late Joan Balsom will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2002 at 1 p.m. from the Salvation Army church, Grande Prairie with Captains Dale and Jo Sobool officiating. Interment to follow in the Grovedale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Joan's memory may be made to the charity of one's choice and would be greatly appreciated by the family. Oliver's Grande Prairie Funeral Chapel & Cr
Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune

Contributed by Ann (MacDonald) Batten

BOWERING, Herbert James
Born Coley's Point, Newfoundland, December 18, 1910; died Victoria, B.C. October 7, 2002. Predeceased by his wife, Elnora (Grist) September 12, 2001. Survived by his brother, Melvin, his children, Marilyn (Michael Elcock) and David (Carol Harvie) and grandchildren Xan, Jessica, Maya , Jakob, Sonya and Leesa. Herb lived in Winnipeg from early childhood until 1953 when the family moved to Victoria. He loved music, and played the bass horn in the Calvary Temple Brass Band, the RCAF Band (Gander), the Glad Tidings Brass Band, and the Victoria Citadel Seniors Ensemble. He was a master craftsman, a storyteller and word-smith. His humour, generosity, encouragement and love affected all who knew him. His family are grateful for every shared minute of his rich life.
Globe and Mail - Toronto

Contributed by Ann (MacDonald) Batten

COX, William (Bill) James
William (Bill) James Cox
passed away suddenly in Calgary, AB, on October 15, 2002 at the age of 69 years. Bill was the beloved husband of fifty years to Emma (nee Clarke), both formerly from Toronto and Newfoundland; father of R. Glen and his wife Carol residing in Belgium and Linda Wellman and her husband Peter of Calgary, AB. Bill was very proud of his grandchildren, Lisa, Jamie and Jason Wellman and Daniel and Adam Cox. He will be sadly missed by his brother Lloyd Cox of Newmarket, ON; and sisters, Mildred Jackson of Toronto and Doris Abbott of Bonavista, Newfoundland. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Virtue, as well as brothers, Wilson and Herving Cox.

Bill was a devout member of the Salvation Army Corps and contributed to the service through pious example and musical tutorage of youth. Bill was known for his kindness and generosity and touched the hearts of all he met. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Friday, October 18, 2002 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Sunday, October 20, 2002 at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Bill's memory directly to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6. Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME and CEMETERY, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road (1.5 km East of 84 Street S.E.). Telephone: 403-272-5555.
Calgary Herald
Obituaries (10/18/02)

Contributed by Ann (MacDonald) Batten

CUMMINS, Kathleen Lorraine (nee Jackson)
Courageous and brave to the end, Kathleen slipped away peacefully on Sunday, 29 September 2002, at the St. John's Newfoundland Health Sciences Centre, after a nine year battle with cancer. The beloved wife of George and mother of Bradley and Travis, who have many precious and fond memories. Lovingly remembered by her sisters: Marion (Lyall) Armstrong, North Vancouver and Elsie (predeceased Jim) Stephen, Richmond; brother Brian (Penny) Jackson, West Vancouver; sister- in-law Cheryl Cummins, Point du Chene, and many nieces and nephews and friends. Born in Trail, B.C. to John and Mary (nee Benson) Jackson and educated in Trail and at the University of British Columbia, (BA (Honours English)) and Carleton University (MSW) she went on to become Assistant Dean of Women at the University of British Columbia, Director of Social Work at the Janeway Hospital and Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Memorial University of Newfoundland, as well as wife, mother and homemaker. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John's on Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral Service on Thursday, October 3, 2002 from St. Augustine's Anglican Church, Elizabeth Avenue at 2 p.m. with interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Contributed by Ann (MacDonald) Batten

DAWE, Mrs. Mona Marion (nee WINSOR)
Mrs. Mona Marion Dawe (nee Winsor)
was born Aug 26 1906 Gull Island/Tilt Cove NDB - died 25 May 2002 Rexton NB age 95 yrs, of kidney failure. She married Clarence DAWE of Port de Grave Sep 23 1944, who predeceased her. They had one daughter Marion (Dawe) Mintis, with whom Mona resided from 1982 until her death. She was predeceased by siblings Irene Jessie Ross 1967, Audrey May Robinson 1936, Frank Leighton Winsor 2002, Evelyn Winsor 1913, Glynn Eugene Winsor 1997, Harvey John Winsor 1976. Surviving siblings are Alma BLANCHE Short (Cecil) at Elliott Lake ON, Marie Cavell Chipp at Tilt Cove, and Bernice Jane Rideout at Tilt Cove. She was the daughter of Pearce Greeley WINSOR & Victoria Jane MITCHELL. Mona'a paternal grandparents were Peter WINSOR & Eliza DICKS, and her maternal grandparents were Eli MITCHELL & Eleanor Jane MACKEY. Great grandparents included: Isaac WINSOR & Matilda M. ADAMS; John & Jemima MACKEY; George MITCHELL & Elizabeth BUDGELL. Great-great grandparents included: George WINSOR & Mary COLE(s); James & Rosa ADAMS; Ed MACKEY.
(NOTE: Mona was a fabulous help with the Tilt Cove Winsors and many other families of that area. She was very interested in family history. While we never met, we corresponded and talked on the phone. I don't have a true obit for her; this is news that I received from her daughter, with the extra family information from my own files.)
Contributed by Jill Marshall

Passed peacefully away, at Chancellor Park, St. John's Newfoundland, on Thursday, March 28, 2002, Rita M. Dobbin, in her 91st year. Predeceased by her husband Patrick J., 1970; son Dennis, 1992; daughter Judy, 1966; and grandsons Sean and Gregory. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her children: son Dr. Patrick (Joan) and grandchildren Lynn (Bruce), Laura, Leah (Ken), Pat (Judy), Jim (Jane), Siobhan (Roger), Deirdre (Shane), Brian (Kay); children of Dennis, Gary (Ann Marie), Gerry (Joyce), Sharon; son Craig (Elaine) and grandchildren Mark (Sandra), David (Penny), Joanne (Brian), Carolyn (Adison), Craig (Lisa) and their mother Eleanor; daughter Maureen (Dr. Justin McCarthy) Glasgow, Kentucky and grandchildren Marie (Ray), Deirdre (Josh), Una (Reid), Mairaid (Red); son Basil (Beth) and grandchildren Judy, Jill (Neil), Tracey and Erin; son Derm (Ethel) and grandchildren Bradley, Julianne and Gregory; daughter Marian (Dr. Walter Tucker), Bell Island, Newfoundland, and grandchildren Margo (Jay), Sean (Deanne), Sinead (Tyler) and Stephanie; daughter Rita (Edwin Dodge), Calgary and grandchildren Adrienne and Christopher, daughter Margo, St. John's, and grandchildren Brian and Andrew Corcoran; son Barney (Elizabeth) and grandchild Lyle. Sister, Marion Maher, Freshwater, Placentia; forty-four greatgrandchildren as well as a large number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Many thanks to the staff at Chancellor Park and to Drs. O'Shea and Crocker for their loving care and attendance. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John's Newfoundland, from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. A Vigil will be held at 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, 2002 from the Carnell Memorial Chapel. Funeral Mass to be held on Monday, April 1, 2002 at 10 a.m. from Mary Queen of Peace Parish, St. John's Newfoundland with interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, St. John's, Newfoundland. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Paraplegic Association or a charity of one's choice.
Globe and Mail - Toronto

Contributed by Ann (MacDonald) Batten

FROUDE, Carl Dudley Wayne. Passed away unexpectedly on November 1, 2002. Born June 13, 1944 in Long Pond, Newfoundland, Carl will be missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Diane, children Carla, Christine, Craig, Phillip and Trina, grandchildren, sister Maxine, Aunt Jean, and many loving relatives and friends in Newfoundland and BC. Carl will always be remembered for his love of the outdoors, Saturday night hockey, and family jigs dinners. A service will be held at St. Margaret's Cedar Cottage, 1530 E. 22nd Ave., Vancouver at 11:00 a.m.,with visitation at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 8.
Vancouver Sun / The Province

Contributed by Ann (MacDonald) Batten

Passed away at home on December 10, 2002, age 40, surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by infant nephew Garrett Goss. Beloved daughter of Al and Laura Goss; sister of Lynn Wade (Gerry), Geralyn Hansford (Howie) and brothers Glenn (Peg), all of St. John's, NF and Ken of Windsor, ON; her adored nieces and nephews Erika and Samantha Hansford, Allison and Zachary Wade, and Benjamin Goss, cherished friends Phil and Jan Bastow and son Mark of Toronto. Arleen's cancer was the greatest challenge of her life, but she faced it head-on and never gave up to the bitter end. Her hope for over five and one half years gave her the strength to continue the work of her passion, first as a defense lawyer in the firm Stern & Goss and for the last five years as Assistant Crown Attorney with the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario.

The family would like to express our appreciation and thanks to all who cared for Arleen during her roller coaster journey, especially her family physician Dr. W. Olscheski; Dr. Malcolm Moore, her kind and compassionate oncologist at Princess Margaret Hospital; Dr. Robert Mustard, senior surgeon at St. Michael's Hospital; the amazing Dr. Carole Swallow and her assistant Dr. M. Husain of Mount Sinai Hospital; Dr. Mike Robinette of Toronto General Hospital a true "Dream Team",as Arleen often referred to them. To the amazing nursing managers Marcia McLeod of Princess Margaret Hospital and Leah Jamnicky of Toronto General Hospital thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you did. To Dr. Patrick O'Shea who stepped in at home with the same caring and compassion, thank you. To John McMahon of the Ontario Attorney General's Office, Rob Clark and her colleagues and staff at the Crown's Scarborough Office you were there every step of the way, showing so much love, concern and understanding and providing outstanding assistance, our thanks. We will never forget her amazing "Positive Vibes" group, with members located throughout the world those constant e-mails, letters, flowers, phone calls and visits truly sustained her during the long and difficult period. Also, to Arleen's friends who took up a personal challenge when she needed help to meet hers, thank you. To her Memorial University B.Comm. Class of '84 our heartfelt thanks for your extraordinary kindness. To Rob Hyndman and his family, former law partner Paul Stern, and mentor John Campion, sincerest thanks. To the rest of her friends in Toronto whom we had the pleasure of knowing we can never thank you enough for all you did for Arleen and the entire family. We will cherish the memories of your friendship and kindness. To Fr. Gerry Whitty and the parishioners of Mary, Queen of Peace parish in St. John's, especially the morning prayer group, our thanks for your continued prayers over the past five years. To the extended family and friends of the Goss family in St. John's and area, God love you all for picking up the torch upon our return home and for helping to make our burden easier to carry. Thank you. Arleen will be resting at Caul's Funeral Home, 84 LeMarchant Road, St. John's. Visitation Thursday and Friday, December 12 and 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Mary, Queen of Peace, Torbay Road, St. John's, on Saturday, December 14 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to Princess Margaret Hospital, or to the Palliative Care Unit, Miller Centre, Forest Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Contributed by Ann (MacDonald) Batten

NOTE: I am sending an obituary that was sent to the Cape Breton mailing list earlier as well as the death date for another Giovannetti. Both are from Bell Island, Newfoundland......I am distantly related to the Cape Breton Giovannetti's...... [Natasha Schiebs]

GLOVANNETTI, Mrs. Jane, Bell Island, 83 - June 11 1927

GLOVANNETTI - NEW AD - Deaths (05/23/02) GIOVANNETTI, Gerald Adrian
May 14, 1916 - May 21, 2002

We regret to announce the passing of Gerald A. Giovannetti, DDS, at Foothills Hospital in Calgary on May 21, 2002 at the age of 86 years. Dearly beloved husband of Alex(ina) (nee MacKinnon) Giovannetti, and cherished father of Donald in Holland Landing, ON, David (Lynda) in Dartmouth, NS, Laureen (John) MacKenzie and Jane (Ken) Stothers, both of Calgary, AB. Gerry will also be missed by his nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Dr. Giovannetti was born on Bell Island, NF on May 14, 1916, the son of the late Dr. Humbert A. Giovannetti and Dr. Katherine (nee Driscoll) Giovannetti. Gerry is also survived by his twin sister Jean (Don) MacGregor, and by his sister-in-law Jo. He was predeceased by his brother Louis, by sisters, Mary and Delores, by a sister-in-law Kay, and by a daughter-in-law Wendy.

Gerry was a graduate of dentistry at McGill University, Montreal, and practised in Sydney, NS for thirty-eight years, retiring in 1979. He was a Past President of the Sydney Kiwanis Club, Past Commodore of the Royal Cape Breton Yacht Club and, for many years, a member of the Sydney Mines Legion Centennial Band. He will be fondly remembered by many family members and friends for his contagious sense of humor, his love of musical performance, and happy times with his sailing buddies. A devoted family man, he and his dear Ina spent the last nine years residing in Calgary. We wish to thank the staff of Foothills Hospital, Units 37 and 61, for their caring, loving support throughout Dad's lengthy illness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Parkinson's Society of Southern Alberta, 480D - 36 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1W4. Following Cremation, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 541 Silvergrove Drive N.W. on Thursday, May 23 at 1:00 p.m. Inurnment will be at the family grave in Nova Scotia. Expressions of condolence may be e-mailed to: HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111. 025553 Calgary Herald, Area Code 403

Contributed by Natasha Schiebs

GRANDY, Annie J., born in Newfoundland August 15, 1904, passed away peacefully July 27, 2002 at Carlton Lodge. Survived by her nephew Tom (Betty); niece Shirley (Klaus); great aunt to Allan (Marilyn), Susan (Ray); great great aunt to Carey, Chris and Alysha. No service by request
Vancouver Sun / The Province

Contributed by Ann (MacDonald) Batten

GRANDY, Harold Brazil, born August 10, 1918, in Garnish, Newfoundland, formerly of St. John's, Newfoundland, and Edmonton, Alberta; died peacefully in Victoria, B.C., June 19, 2002, surrounded by his family. Harold is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Doris; his daughters Ruth (Ken) Sutherland of Edmonton and Robin (Ross) Breckon of Victoria, and his devoted granddaughters Jenny, Karen and Kate Breckon. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Cremation will take place on June 24 with a family memorial service and interment on June 25 at St. Aidan's United Church Garden of Remembrance (Victoria). In lieu of flowers, donations in Harold's memory may be sent to Foster Parents Plan, 95 St. Clair Ave. West, Suite 1001, Toronto, Ontario M4V 3B5.
Victoria Times Colonist

Contributed by Ann (MacDonald) Batten

KEEPING, Claude J. passed away December 2nd, 2002. Born November 7th, 1918, Port Aux Basques, Nfld. He was a veteran of WWII where he served in the Royal Navy. Predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Eileen (1991), daughter Judy (2001). He is survived by daughters Pat, Maxine and Jackie and their families; several nieces and nephews in Vancouver and Newfoundland. No service by request. In lieu of flowers,donations may be made to the War Amps of Canada.
I'm on the sea!
I'm on the sea!
I am where I would ever be;
With the blue above and the blue below
And silence where soe'er I go;
And if a storm should come and wake the deep
Then what matter?
I shall ride and sleep.
Vancouver Sun / The Province

Contributed by Ann (MacDonald) Batten

LANGILLE (Payne), Olive Madeline
Source: Madeline's obit was written by me because it didn't appear in the paper until much later.

It's with a very heavy heart that I pass on this news. A woman that in a very short time (only a year and a half), I've grown to love as if I'd known her all my life has passed away. She was my 1th cousin twice removed, first cousin of the grandfather I never knew, he died before I was born. I was able to get to know him through her. I'll miss her terribly.

Olive MADELINE (Payne) Langille was born October 23, 1919 in Pilley's Island (Payne's Cove) and died on July 29, 2002 in Campbell River BC. She was predeceased by her daughter, Helen Mary Jones (Smith) in 1989 and husband Bill Langille in 1999. She leaves behind 9 grandchildren and several great grandchildren as well as many, many friends & relatives. A celebration of Madeline's life will be held at a later date. Madeline was the last child of Edward (aka "Skipper Ned") and Mary Maud (Rideout) Payne, her sister Blanche died in August 2001 at the age of 92.
Contributed & composed by Tammy Hammond

LANGILLE, Madeline, Olive
Monday, 29 Jul 2002 Campbell River, BC
Source: "Campbell River Mirror"

You will notice it doesn't list her maiden name or where she was born.
Passed away at the Campbell River Hospital on Monday, July 29th, 2002. Madeline was born October 23th, 1919 and was predeceased by her husband Bill and her daughter Helen. She is survived by her son-in-law Guy Jones of Campbell River, 8 stepchildren, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, together with several nieces and nephews. Madeline loved cooking, knitting and crocheting, she adored her family and they loved her. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew her. Donations in her memory may be made to the B.C. Lung Association, 2675 Oak Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6H 2K2.

Contributed by Tammy Hammond

LODER, Raymond C.
Date of Death: August 20th, 2002
Source: Fort McMurray Today

On the morning of August 20, 2002 Raymond Cambridge Chesley Loder, age 61, was called home by his Heavenly Father after a long struggle with Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy. Raymond was born August 18, 1941 in North Harbour, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland and passed away at the Continuing Care Unit at the Northern Lights Regional Health Care Centre in Fort McMurray, Alberta.

Raymond was predeceased by his daughter (Bernadine), father Alexander, mother Gladys and sister Francis. Raymond leaves behind his wife of 41 years Hilda, 3 sons and their wives and children, Derek (Diane) Clayton and Arron, Dexter (Dion), Brittany and Blake, Danny (Tanya), McKayla and Merissa. Also brother Angus Loder (Evelyn), sisters Irean Green, Gritude March, Yvonne Hillyard (Nelson) and brother-in-law Clayton Barrett (Francis). Along with brothers and sisters-in-law Clarence Smith (Peral), Jenny Parson (Alec), Lloyd Smith (Patsey), Alonzo Smith (Carrie), Pastor Lewis Smith (Bernice) and Dorothy Snook (Allen) and 29 nieces and nephews.

Contributed by Tammy Hammond

MCLEOD, Mildred Fern passed away peacefully on June 12, 2002. Born on August 20, 1917 in St. John's, Newfoundland. Lovingly remembered by her husband of 62 years, Roderick; nephew, Garry and Anne Hunt and family; cousins, Jim and Pat McLeman and family; also her cousins in Newfoundland and many friends. Funeral Service will be held at McCALL BROS. FLORAL CHAPEL, Johnson at Vancouver Street, on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Royal Oak Burial Park. A reception will follow at Sequoia Gardens Memorial, 4665 Falaise Drive.Victoria Times Colonist

Contributed by Ann (MacDonald) Batten

MERCER, Dwight Chown Douglas Haig. June 26, 1924 - October 11, 2002. Doug was born in Grand Falls, Newfoundland to Rev. W. R. Edgar and Rebecca Mercer. He is survived by his son Greg (Judit) of Edmonton and daughter Elaine (Larry) Matthews of Chilliwack; granddaughters, Angela, Amanda and Emily; and grandson Michael. Also left to mourn are his 3 sisters in Belleville Ontario; his twin Corona (Toni) Wannamaker, Ruby Boulianne and Ruth Fisher, and many nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by his loving companion, Alice Kleaman. An avid bridge and snooker player. A Celebration of Doug's life will be held for family and friends at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Society in the ECRA Building, 12148 224th St. Maple Ridge, October 24, 3-5 pm. For those who wish to do so, donations in his memory to the Ridge-Meadows Hospital Foundation, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, would be appreciated.
Vancouver Sun / The Province

Contributed by Ann (MacDonald) Batten

MOORE, Edwin Howell, born in Heart's Content, Newfoundland, June 25, 1910 peacefully passed away May 11, 2002. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years Ivy; 3 children, Harvey (Marie), Betty (Barry) and Jean (Michel) and sister Mary Bateman. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Debbie (Frank), Laurel (Wade), Corri (Andrew), Egan (Karen), Darren (Leanne) and 11 great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Michael, Brittany, Brendan, Ashley, Damien, Natasha, Samantha, Alexa, Liam and Michael. Edwin will also be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial service to be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2002 in St. Philip's Anglican Church, 3741 West 27th Avenue (west of Dunbar), Vancouver, Rev. John Stephens officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian MPS Society, P.O. Box 64714 Unionville, Ontario L3R0M9 or the charity of your choice. Kearney Funeral Services 604-736-0268
Vancouver Sun / The Province

Contributed by Ann (MacDonald) Batten

MOORE, Rev. Robert Joseph, S.F.M.

Died suddenly, on Thursday, November 14, 2002. Ordained to priesthood in 1945 in St. John's, Newfoundland, as a member of Scarboro Missions. Served in the Dominican Republic for 30 years. Served in the Archdiocese of St. John's from 1977 until retirement in 1990. Predeceased by parents James and Hilda, and by sister Gertrude (Morrissey), Della (Fagan), and Dorothy (MacDonald). Survived by brother Fredrick and sister Mary (Pavlas), and nieces and nephews. Waked at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist in St. John's, Friday, November 15, at 5 p.m., with the Wake Service to follow at 7:30 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection, Saturday, November 16, at 11 a.m. A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel at Scarboro Missions, 2685 Kingston Road, Scarborough, Ontario.

Contributed by Ann (MacDonald) Batten

NURSE, Josephine Patricia, born on March 20, 1917 in St. John's, Newfoundland, passed away on August 4, 2002. Predeceased by her sister, Kitty and by her brother, Patrick. She is survived by her sisters, Mary and Sheila; children, Pat, John, Peggy, Barry and Joanne; grandchildren, Lauren, Tim, Erin, John, Rene and Amanda. Also many nieces and nephews across Canada. A funeral service will be held at Sequoia Gardens Memorial, 4665 Falaise Drive on Wednesday, August 7, at 3:00 p.m. Cremation will follow at the Royal Oak Crematorium.Victoria Times Colonist

Contributed by Ann (MacDonald) Batten

ORCHIESON, Violet Gertrude (nee Hennebury) passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 27, 2002. Violet was born on October 15, 1917 in St. Johns, Newfoundland. She spent the last 15 years in Vancouver with her husband of 62 years. Violet will be deeply missed by her husband Walter Orchieson and their children: son, Barry (Jackie) and daughter, Pat Daly; also her sister Pearl Brooks and brother Frank (Winn); grandchildren Kim (Dan), Charlie (Laurie),Chris (Rachael), Katie (Tom), Andrew and great-grandchild Robynn. Violet will be remembered for her great memory and her smile that would brighten a room. A memorial service in memory of Violet's life will be held at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 28th Avenue, South Surrey, BC on Tuesday, July 2, 2002 at 3:00 p.m. "We'll think of you everyday forever" Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522
Vancouver Sun / The Province

Contributed by Ann (MacDonald) Batten

Parker, Dorothy
April 05, 2002
Source: Thunder Bay Ontario newspaper
Chronicle Journal

It is with deep sadness that the family announces the death of our Mother and Grandmother Dorothy Ellen Parker on April 3, 2002 at Central Park Lodge Nursing Home. Dorothy was born in St. John's Newfoundland on March 17, 1917. She married Thomas Gordon Parker in 1942 and moved to Port Arthur. She was predeceased by her parents Elisha and Mary Emma West, her husband Thomas, January 3, 1969, sons Thomas Billard, March 10, 1978 and Doug Billard, June 24, 2001, brothers Peter, Tom, Alex and Ron, sisters Blanche, Molly and Beatrice. She leaves to mourn her passing her children, Linda Gifford (Don) of East Selkirk, Manitoba, twin sons Tom Parker (Fran), Joe Parker (Janet, daughter Sharon Ulvang (Paul), son Ken Parker and one brother Douglas West (Kay) of Buffalo, N.Y., grandchildren Kathy Curran of Oshawa, Ont., Michael of Toronto, Kim Krupa of Edmonton, Lee Lavallee of East Selkirk, Manitoba, and Allen Gifford of Winnipeg, Kevyn Parker of Calgary, Kourtney Parker of Toronto, Kyle Ulvang, Stephanie, Brittany and Jennifer Parker of Thunder Bay and 4 great grandchildren David, Kadessa, Charity and Tanner. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 8th at 2:00 p.m. in the Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel, 21 N. Court Street, with Rev. Randy Boyd of Trinity United Church officiating. Interment to follow in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation for friends will be for 1 hour prior to service time. As expressions of sympathy memorials to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation would be appreciated. Special thanks to the staff off Central Park Lodge, especially, Karen Parker, Carol Reinett, Carol Culhane, Liz Pervais and Lisa Pantti for 8 years of wonderful care.

A Mother's Love Is A Blessing
No Matter Where You Roam
Love Her While She's Living
You Will Miss Her When
She's Gone
Love her children

Contributed & transcribed by Patricia Byrne

POTTLE, Herbert Lench BA, MA, Ph.D., LL.D
Peacefully, in Ottawa, on Saturday, September 21, 2002 at the age of 95. Born in Flatrock, Newfoundland in 1907, the fifteenth child of the late William Thomas Pottle and the late Patience Susannah (Evely) Pottle. He was a graduate of Mount Allison University (BA 1932, Gold Medalist), and the University of Toronto (MA 1934, Ph.D. 1937 Psychology and Education). In 1992 he was granted an LL.D. from Mt. Allison University. His accomplishments are listed in the "Who's Who of Canada". He was an exemplary human being, a lifelong scholar, humanitarian, theologian, poet, author and, above all, a family man whose love was abiding.

He is predeceased his wife of 53 years, the former Muriel Ethel Moran and his infant son, Herbert Franklin Pottle. He leaves to mourn his daughters Helen Louise (Morris Wesanko) of Ottawa, and Kathryn Elaine (the late Ian Ross) of Battersea, near Kingston, and grandchildren Craig, Alastair (Danielle), Frances and Susanne Ross. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa on Saturday, September 28, 2002 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Reception to follow in the lounge. Private family funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family. For further information, please contact Hulse, Playfair & McGarry (613-728-1761).

Contributed by Ann (MacDonald) Batten

REID, Myrtle May passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord on October 24th, 2002, aged 87 in Surrey. Originally from Newfoundland, she moved to Vancouver with her husband Douglas (predeceased) where she was a long term employee in the Marine Bldg. She is survived by her adopted family, David, Barbara, Chad (Catherine) and Michelle Peterson and many friends. Memorial Service to be held on October 29th, 2002 at 11:30 a.m., Open Bible Chapel, #300-2520 Ontario Street, Vancouver. Donations to African Missions Project c/o Open Bible Chapel in lieu of flowers
Vancouver Sun / The Province

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RICHARDS, Ernest V. (Dick)
Died peacefully of natural causes, on January 30th, 2002, at Meadowcroft Place, Toronto, at the age of 102. Beloved husband of the late Violet Blanche Crocker Richards, of St. John's, Newfoundland, and the late Anne Marie Reid Richards of Ste. Agathe and Montreal, Quebec. Survived by his daughter, Gladys of Toronto, son, Vernon of Windsor, granddaughters Glenda and husband Pete, Janet and partner Alison, Ann, step-granddaughter Alcida and family, great-granddaughter Abigail; nieces and nephews in England and Wales, step nieces and nephews in Montreal. Veteran of World Wars I and II and member of the Royal Canadian Legion. A Memorial service will be held at the MORLEY BEDFORD FUNERAL HOME, 159 Eglinton Ave. West, Toronto (2 stoplights west of Yonge St.) Toronto, on Saturday, February 2 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow in the Park Room. In lieu of flowers, donations to the CNIB would be appreciated.
Globe and Mail - Toronto

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ROSS, M. Mazie
Passed away peacefully in her 90th year, September 27, 2002 at the home of her only son David J. Ross and daughter-in-law Eileen Ross. Born in Tilt Cove Newfoundland June 28, 1912 to Benjamin Short and Eve Winsor, the youngest of nine children. Predeceased by husband David Ross in 1960. She was an active member and volunteer at Fairfield Seniors Centre for many years and leaves many friends. She will be missed. Many thanks to the Home Palliative Care team for the their help and support. Also thanks to Dr. Wilson and the nurses at the oncology clinic at Humber River Regional Hospital. Interment is on Wednesday October 9, 11 a.m. at Park Lawn Cemetery. A reception is to follow at the Fairfield Seniors Centre, 80 Lothian Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Salvation Army.

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1925 - 2002

Born July 30, 1925. Passed away suddenly on November 26, 2002. Predeceased by his wife, Gwendolyn. Lovingly remembered by his children, Stephen (Carolyn), Barbara (Richard) Sager and Thomas; grandchildren, Michael, Matthew and Stephen. He will be sadly missed by family and many dear friends. Born in Newfoundland, settled in Victoria as a young adult, and worked for many years at Yarrows Shipyard until his retirement. No service at Frank's request. Private family gathering at a later date. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Victoria Times Colonist

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SULLIVAN, John Joseph
John Joseph, originally from St. John's, Newfoundland, but residing in Calgary, passed away suddenly in Calgary on Friday, September 13, 2002 at the age of 49 years. Left to remember him are his wife of nineteen years, Carolyn; two sons, Kyle Sullivan of Calgary and Stephen Sullivan of Edmonton; one daughter Natasha (Jason) Schiebelbein of Medicine Hat, Alberta; and three grandchildren, Deanna Sullivan, Aryanna and Ethan Schiebelbein. Also surviving are a sister Beverly (Ray) Gaudet and their children, Melanie, Ashley and Brendan of PEI and brother Keith Sullivan of Newfoundland. His parents, Joe and Vera (Pelley) Sullivan of St. John's, Newfoundland predeceased him in 1995. Relatives and friends are invited to Visitation at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME on Monday night, September 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Heritage Funeral Home, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W. (across from North Hill Shopping Centre) on Tuesday, September 17 at 11:00 a.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6. HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home".
Calgary Herald
Obituaries (09/15/02)

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WALSH, Thomas S, born December 15, 1923 in St. John's, Newfoundland and grew up in the small community of Kilbride. He came to Nanaimo, B.C. in the early 1950s where he met Philomena, who became his wife. Tom was active in his community, engineered a radio station in Nelson and one in Nanaimo. He had his own television repair business then went to work for B.C. Tel as a Microwave Technician in the radio department. Tom had several creative talents including writing, producing and directing plays and later he wrote and produced screen plays. He won numerous awards for his achievements, but gave up drama and theater to raise his five children. In his "spare time", Tom built houses, invented electronic devices and remote control boats. Tom was a man of many many talents, great sense of humor and there wasn't anything he couldn't do, nor any problem he couldn't solve. Tom was a man of deep and humble devotion to God. He lived to profess his Catholic faith and many relied on his knowledge of scripture. He loved his family and was generous to all.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Philomena; children, Mary, Tony, Rhonda, Andrea and John: grandchildren, Matthew, Michael, Gregory and Andrew; great-grandchild, Merlin and all other family members and friends. Tom was lovingly and peacefully taken into our Dear Savior's arms on July 2nd, 2002. May he rest in peace. Mass for the Christian Burial of the Dead will becelebrated on Saturday, July 6, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Church, Mill Bay, B.C. Father F. Dahl O.F.M. celebrant, followed by burial in the church cemetery. The family request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Victoria Hospice Society or the Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Telford's Mortuary, Nanaimo 716-5525, Ladysmith 245-5553.Victoria Times Colonist

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YOUNG, Allan Brian (Newfy)
PERU - Allan B. Young, 43, died April 2, 2002, at the CVPH Medical Center. Allan was born in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland, Canada, on June 25, 1958. Allan was the son of Arnold Young of Ontario, Canada, and Shirley Young of 4 Lakeside Ct., Cliff Haven. Allan attended Peru Central School. He enjoyed outdoor entertainment of hunting, fishing, skiing, camping and attending his favorite nephew's, Evan Walters, go cart races during the summers. Survivors include wife, Lorraine Caron; two sons, Jacob of Peru and Dennis of Florida. Allan was also survived by his sister, Annette Ormsby and brother-in-law, Craig Ormsby of Schuyler Falls. A brother, Wilfred Young of Cliff Haven; nephews, Evan Walters of Schuyler Falls and Shawn and Heather Young of Morrisonville. Allan was predeceased by a sister, Barbara M. Young. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Our Lady of Victory Church. Calling hours will be Thursday, April 4, 2002, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home Inc. in Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. from Our Lady of Victory Church in Plattsburgh.

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