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The Packet Obituaries
April 2003

The Packet is a community newspaper of Bonavista, Trinity, and Placentia Bays.

 

April 07, 2003

SMITH, Alice
It is with great sadness the family of Alice Smith, age 106, announce her peaceful passing at the Sunshine Manor, Clarenville, on March 30, 2003. Predeceased by her parents, William and Ethel Cooper; husband, Attwood; and son, Aaron. Leaving to mourn with many precious memories are her children, Doris Ford, Jean Howard, Kevin (Bertha), Jenny (Clarence Smith), Bill (Shirley), Gordon (Vera); daughter-in-law, Vera; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grand-child and many other relatives and friends. Rested at Central United Church, Elliott's Cove from where the funeral took place on April 2, 2003. Alice's body was laid into eternal rest at the United Church Cemetery, Elliott's Cove. Funeral arrangements ehtrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Hickman's Harbour.
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
An Angel doesn't have to speak to be heard,
be visible to be seen or be present to be felt.
Believe in angels, and they will always be near.

BUTT, Charles Raymond
Passed away suddenly at his home in Clarenville in the presence of his family on March 28, 2003, Charles R. Butt, formerly of Carbonear, St. John's and Musgravetown, Bonavista Bay, in his 86th year. Former employee of Canadian National Railways and Honorary Life Member of Musgravetown Lions Club. Predeceased by his parents, William Harvey and Charlotte Jane (Flight) Butt; brother, Harry (1997); sisters, Catherine Feltham (1992), Jane Strong (2001) and Louise Pippy (2002). Left to mourn with warm memories are his wife of 61 years Betty (Matthews); daughters, Yvonne (Peter) Godfrey and Charlene, Clarenville; grandchildren, Robyn, Strattord, ON, and Dianne, Gander; brother, Edison, Seal Cove; brother-in-law, Levi Matthews, Musgravetown; sisters-in-law, Viola Butt, St. John's, Barbara Saint, Louise Stead, Musgravetown and Charlotte Newman, Florida; and a large circle of friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge with visitation Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March30. Funeral service took place on Monday, March 31, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Heritage United Church, Musgravetown with interment at the UC Cemetery, Musgravetown. In lieu of flowers, donations In his memory may be made to Herltage United Church, Musgravetown.
"The Lord is my Shepherd"

WHITE, Louie
Passed peacefully away at the Hoyles-Escasoni Complex in St. John's on Friday, March 28, 2003, Louie White of Harcourt, aged 88 years. Predeceased by her husband, Harry. Left with fond and loving memories her sisters, Mabel Barrett of Harcourt and Alma Dalton of Florida; brothers, Robert (Edith) of Cambridge, ON, and Hedley of Newmarket, ON, and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home Saturday, March 29, 2003 and the United Church, Harcourt on Sunday, March 30, 2003. Funeral took place on Monday, March 31, 2003, from the United Church, Harcourt with inter­ment at the Anglican Church Cemetery, Harcourt. In her memory donations may be made to the United Church, Harcourt.


April 14, 2003

MILLER, Jacob
(January 30, 1921 - April 2, 2003)

Passed away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, Jacob Miller from Burgoyne's Cove. Jacob will be sadly missed by his children, Gloria Hodder (Donald), Olive Hayter (Norm), Gilbert (Rosalind), Leroy (Donna), Victor (Francis) and Harold (Rowena): 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Lea Adams, Ethel Coish and Priscella Day (Harold); and a large number of other relatives and friends. Rested at the Anglican Church in Burgoyne's Cove from where the funeral took place on Saturday, April 5, 2003 with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island.
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Sleeping in silent peace
.

HARTY, William P. Jr.
Passed away suddenly on Friday, March 21, 2003, William P. Harty of Duntara age 38 years. Left with fond and loving memories wife, Patsy; children, Christopher, William and Erica; parents, William and Mary Harty, Duntara; sister, Beverly; (Randy) Mount Pearl; brother, Louis (Sherri), Fort McMurry, Alberta; and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Duntara Community Centre. Funeral took place on Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at 11:00 a.m. from St. Peter and Paul Church, King's Cove, Bonavista Bay.

WOOD, Frederick Lawrence Edward (Laurie)
Died peacefully at home in Canning's Cove on April 6, 2003 aged 89 years. Leaving to celebrate his life are son, Douglas (Barbara); granddaughters Gillian (Denis Levesque) and Gina (Tony Leach); sister, Elizabeth Lewis; sister-in-law, Monica Wood; caregivers and friends, Betty and Melvin Simmonds; and a long list of other relatives and friends. A memorial service was held at St. John the Divine Anglican Church in Canning's Cove on April 10, 2p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to St. John the Divine Anglican Church Memorial Fund, Canning's Cove, NL.

DRODGE, Alice
(August 18, 1917 - April 5, 2003)

It is with great sadness the family of Alice Drodge from Little Heart's Ease announce her sudden peaceful passing at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville. Predeceased by her parents, Robert and Sarah Hiscock; husband, Simeon; son, Stanley; and brother, Hayward Hiscock. Alice leaves to mourn with many precious memories her children, Lawrence (Beatrice), Blanche (Fred), Weldon (Kay), Carson (Betty) and Sarah (Bruce). She was blessed with 13 grandchildren, Madeline, Ashley, Lawrence, Cory, Colleen, Darren, Sherri, Rebecca, Christopher, Jill, Julie, Alexander and Scott; three great-grandchildren; sister, Mariah Jacobs; brothers, Archibald Hiscock and Harrison Hiscock; and many other relatives and friends. Rested at the Salvation Army, Little Heart's Ease from where the funeral took place on Tuesday, April 8, 2003 with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island.
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
She is resting peacefully with Jesus
In that beautiful home above.

HUMBY, Naaman John
Passed suddenly away at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital on April 1, 2003, Naaman John Humby, age 85, from Summerville. Predeceased by his parents, Charles and Ester; and sister, Elsie Carter. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories wife, Doris; children, Jean (Cyril) and Harvey (Leone); sisters, Martha Fudge and Beatrice Anderson; grandchildren, Cheryl (Spiro), David (Jill), Duane (Renee), Leslie-Jean (Russell) and Charles; and one great-grandson, Tyler. Rested at the 8ummerville United Church from where the funeral tcok place on April 3, 2003 with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island.
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our 1ives sublime and departing,
leave behind us footprints in sands of time.

CHAULK, Malbourn (Mack)
It is with great sadness the family of Mack Chaulk, age 90, announce his passing at G. B. Cross Hospital, Clarenville, on April 4, 2003. Leaving to mourn with many precious memories are his wife of 65 years, Mazie; daughters, Jean (Harrison Sheppard), Olive (late Thomas Holloway), Frances (Graham Cumby) and Marjorie (Allan Vokey); nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, William and Ralph; and many other relatives and friends. Rested at United Church, Charlottetown from where the funeral took place on April 7, 2003. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Hickman's Harbour.
"He lives with us in memory and will forever more."

STRICKLAND, Julia
Passed peacefully away at the Bonavista Health Care Complex on April 7, 2003, Julia Strickland, aged 80 years and 10 months. Left to mourn one brother, Elijah; a large number of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral took place on April 9, 2003 from St. Andrews Anglican Church, Newman's Cove.


April 21, 2003

MQORE, Garfield
Passed away suddenly at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Tuesday, April 15, 2003, Garfield Moore of Jamestown, aged 76 years. Predeceased by his son Fred, brothers David and Nowell and sister Gertrude. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his wIfe Evelyn of 52 years; daughter Marilyn (Donald Prince), St. John's; son James (Angela), St. John's; daughter-in-law Barbara Moore, Mount Pearl; sisters Alma Moore, St. John's and Rev. Lorraine Moores, Hodge's Cove; brother Doug Moore (Jean), St. John's; grandchildren Sarah, Susan, Jacob, Adam, Courtney and Nadia; and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge and Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Ave., St. John's. Cremation has taken place with interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. John's. In his memory donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation.

Sister Magdalen Barton, S.O.S.
Sister Magdalen Barton
, Sister of Service, died peacefully at Scarborough Retirement Centre on April 11, 2003 in the 76th year of her religious life. Born in Cheadle, Cheshire, England on November 3, 1906, she was one of three children born to George Barton and Margaret McGlone. She was predeceased by her siblings Eunice and Reginald. Sister Barton emigrated to Canada with her mother in June 1920 and took up residence in Toronto, ON. She entered the Sisters of Service on April 21, 1927 and spent her entire career in the field of education. She began her teaching career in Camp Morton, MB in 1930 and retired in Regina, SK in 1973. During those 43 years she taught and administered public schools in all three Prairie provinces at the elementary and secondary levels. She received her BA/BEd degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK and a Masters in Religious Studies from St Paul's University, Ottawa, ON. In 1934, she founded the first Sisters of Service Correspondence School of Religion in Regina, SK, and on her retirement from teaching in 1973, was asked to fulfill the same mission in the Diocese of Grand Falls, NF at Clarenville. In 1987, she was commis­sioned to write the history of the Sisters of Service Correspondence Schools of Religion in Canada and the United States. She is remembered by generations of students throughout Western Canada, many with professional degrees because of her support and mentoring. In her retirement years, Sister Barton's passion and joy was tutoring new Canadians in English and citizenship and, as she prepared them for their high school equivalency exams, they imbibed her ardent love of Canada. She is survived by several cousins in England, Toronto, ON and Oyama, BC, her loving community, and numerous friends throughout Canada. Visitation was held Sunday, April 13 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home, 467 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, ON. The Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Monday, April 14 at 10:30 a.m. by Rev. Joseph Schuck S.J. at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 11 Earl Street, Toronto, ON. Interment at Mount Hope Cemetery, Toronto, ON. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home

MATCHEM, Clarence
Passed away suddenly at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, on Saturday, April 12, 2003, Clarence Matchem of Lethbridge, aged 50 years. Predeceased by his parents Carson and Viola. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Christine of 19 years; daughter Mindy, Lethbridge; sister Mary (John Drodge), Little Heart's Ease; step-brother Bert Harris (Lydia), Little Heart's Ease; and a large number of relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge. Funeral service held Tuesday, April 15, 2003, from Salvation Army Citadel, Lethbridge with interment at Salvation Army Cemetery, Lethbridge.

BATSTONE, Lenora
Passed peacefully away at US Memorial Health Care Centre, St. Lawrence on Saturday, April 12, 2003, Lenora Batstone (nee Curtis) of Clarenville, aged 59 years. Predeceased by husband Raymond and parents Harry and Olive Curtis. Leaving to mourn, her brother Jim Curtis (Phyllis), Clarenville; two nephews Tony Curtis, St. John's and Larry Curtis, Clarenville; and a number of relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service held on Monday, April 14, 2003, from Memorial United Church, Clarenville with interment at Clarenville Interdenominational Cemetery. In her memory dona­tions may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


April 28, 2003

CURTIS, Henry T.
(August 15, 1920 - April 19, 2003)

It is with great sadness the family of Henry T. Curtis announce his peaceful passing at the Bonavista Health Care Complex. Predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Bertha; son, Allan; brother, Reginald; sisters, Elizabeth and Betty. Left to mourn with memories his wife, Josephine; children, Melvin (Diane), Lorraine (Gary) and Bertie (Harold); sister, Mabel; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral took place at St James Anglican Church, King's Cove April 22, 2003.

SIMMONDS, Robert James
Passed suddenly away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on April 19, 2003, Robert James Simmonds, age 58, from Cannings Cove. Leaving to mourn with many fond and loving memories his mother, Emily Simmonds; brothers, and sisters, Wallace (Naomi), Iris Ricketts (Jack), Manuel, Mary Marchem (Edward), Rance and Anne Greening (Jack). Rested at the St. John the Divine Anglican Church, Cannings Cove from where the funeral took place on April 22, 2003. Interment followed. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island.
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Peace perfect peace.

WISEMAN, Verlie
Passed peacefully away at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2003, Verlie Wiseman. Predeceased by brothers, Barry Wisernan (twin) (1953) and Gordon Wiseman (1994); grandchild baby, Harold John Whiffen (1998), and sister-in-law, Betty (William) Wiseman (2002). Leaving to mourn daughter, Dana (Harold) Whiffen, Southern Harbour; son, Barry (Gail) Walters, Shoal Harbour; companion and lifelong friend, Bernard Walters, Shoal Harbour; brothers, William Wiseman, Shoal Harbour and Frank (Jane) Wiseman, Thorburn Lake; sisters, Lilian (Gordon) Tavener, Shoal Harbour and Ena (Donald) Adams, Manitoba; grandchildren, Brandon Whiffen, Jordon Walters, Nicholas Walters and Noah Whiffen; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and a large circle of friends. Rev. Nathan Cutler conducted the funeral services at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Clarenville, April 24, 2003. Solo by family friend Rev. Roy Martin. Arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island.
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Rest, in thine, sweet memory ours.

JONES, Walter
November 1, 1910 - April 11, 2003

Passed peacefully away on April 11, 2003 at St. Luke's Home, St. John's, Walter Jones, formerly of Trinity and Lockston. Walter was the son of the late George and Charity (Cook) Jones of Trinity East and was predeceased by his wife, Isabella (Day); infant son, Norman Linfield; Sisters, Clara Belle and Ethel; and brother, Ernest. Leaving to mourn three children, Chattie Pelletier (John) of Cornwall, ON, Irene Taylor (Robert) of Cornwall, ON and Maxwell Jones (Sandra) of St. John's; three sisters, Alfrida Edwards (Alex) of Catalina, Myrtle Bradbury (Reg) of Mount Pearl and Louise Saunders (Charlie) of New Hampshire; five grandchildren, Debbie.Legault (Craig) of Vaughan, ON, Marice Pelletier (Tony) of Vancouver, BC, Buddy Taylor (Trish) of Deep River, ON, Sandy Rumbolt (Todd) of Port-Aux-Choix and Angie Hollett (Todd) of Mount Pearl. Sadly his four great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Kian, Zachary and Grant will not get to have personal memories of their great-grandfather. Uncle Walt will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews. During the Second World War, Walter served with the Newfoundland Forestry Unit in Scotland and the Canadian Merchant Marines. Walter was employed as Ship's Officer with the Hall Corp. of Canada on the Beavercliff Hall and the Frankcliff Hall until his retirement in the early 1970's. He retired to Trinity and later to Lockston. He was an active member of the Trinity Canadian Legion, Trinity Town Council, Trinity Benefit Club and Port Rexton Seniors Club. The past 10 years were spent at St. Luke's Home in St. John's with seasonal visits to Lockston. This continued until ill health prevented hirn from returning for even brief periods.

 

 

Contributed by Joseph Duffett

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)

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