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The Packet
April 2008

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


April 7, 2008

No Obits.

April 14, 2008

PENNEY - Wilfred John Penney, beloved husband of Edith Penney of Brooks, Alberta, passed away peacefully at home on April 3rd, 2008 at the age of 62 years. Born in Canning's Cove, Newfoundland on August 5th, 1945. Wilf received his education there. He moved to Alberta in 1979 and worked for Brooks Asphalt until his retirement in 2004. Wilf and Edith I Hillier were married on November 12th, 1992 and resided in Brooks. He will be remembered for his caring nature, for being a quiet spoken man and for always willing to help. Wilf loved his family; his grandchildren were his life, fishing, hunting and the outdoors. He was predeceased by his parents, 3 brothers Eric, Alvin and Gerald and sister Beth. Wilf is survived by his loving family, wife Edith of Brooks; children Vicki Wilson and her husband Jeff of Brooks, Corey Penney of Calgary; Roger Penney of Brooks, Todd Martin and his wife Sharon of Olds and Tania Kettles and her husband Kyle of Brooks; grandchildren Katharine, Reece, Kade, Samantha, Vanessa, Sutherland, Sydney, Justin and Ryan; 3 sisters Ruth (Malcolm) Clouter, Shirley Smith and Wilhemina (Ray) Olford; brother Barry (Linda) Penney and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 8th at 2:00 PM from Smith Memorial Chapel, Brooks. Rev. Ken Wells officiated. In memory of Wilf, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Calgary Health Trust for Foothills Hospital Cardiac Care or Peter Lougheed Hospital Cardiac Care, Room AC 136, Special Services Building, 1403-29th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 2T6. Arrangements in care of SMITH FUNERAL HOME, BROOKS; Alberta. Telephone (403) 362-4636.

PEDDLE, Mary Jane - Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, April 8, 2008, Mary Jane Peddle, age 85, from Hodge's Cove. Predeceased by husband, Leonard; two sons, Leonard Jr. and Zane; grandson, James; parents, Mary Ann and Zachariah Hall; brothers, Bill, John and Jimmy; andsister, Elsie. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, seven daughters; two sons; 25 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; many nephews, nieces and a large circle of friends. Rested at the St. Mary's Anglican Church, Hodge's Cove from where the funeral service, officiated by Rev. Nelson Chatman, took place on Thursday, April 10, 2008 with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island. FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Fond memories cling

September 17, 1972 to April 8, 2008

After a short illness and a courageous fight at the Health Sciences Centre, Sonya left us to take care of her grandfather (Elias Avery Sr.), grandmothers (Deborah George) and (Jemima Avery). Leaving to mourn with fond and everlasting memories her parents, John and Roberta; one brother, Stacy; her dearly cherished nephew, Nickolas; grandfather, Harvey George; special aunt, Maisie; her two special boys, Devon Bowering and Damian Marsh; as well as many aunts and uncles, cousins, co-workers and a large circle of friends. Rested at Vardy's Funeral Home, Hickman's Harbour. Funeral officiated by Rev. Vera Abbott on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at the United Church in Hickman's Harbour with interment following. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Autism Society of NL (Shamrock Farm) on behalf of her family in Sonya's memory and her dedication to Autism. FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
'Sonya, what beautiful memories you left us'

Hansford, Suzette Katherine
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Suzette in Calgary, Alberta, on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at the age of 35 years. Suzette fought a courageous battle with cancer, not once losing hope or giving up. She is survived by her treasured daughter, Maddison, devoted sister, Kim, her loving father, Tom and StepMother, TJaphne, Grandfather, Joseph Anthony, Aunts, Uncles, cousins, and many friends. Suzette will also be missed dearly by her best friend, Jodi Simpson and cousin, Valerie Hancock. She was predeceased by her Mother Maisie. A Memorial service will be held at the Salvation Army Glenmore Temple (921-68 Ave., S.W. Calgary, Alberta) on Friday, April 18, 2008 at 2:00 pm. We would like to thank everyone at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre especially Dr. Mark Webster, Linda, Nancy, and Trish. A special thank you to the staff in Unit 47 in special Services at the Foothills. Condolences may be forwarded through    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in a trust fund for Maddison at any Scotiabank in Alberta and Newfoundland. Arrangements in care of COMMEMORATIVE SERVICES FUNERAL DIRECTORS (Calgary, Alberta 1-403-265-1199) family owned and operated

April 21, 2008

CHATMAN, Iris - Passed peacefully away at the Health Science Center, St. John's on Friday, April 4, 2008, Iris Chatman of Cannings Cove, aged 84 years. Predeceased by husband, Thomas Chatman and brother, Joseph Penney. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories her daughter, Sherri (Gerry Frampton) of St. John's; sons, Rev. Nelson (Vida) Hodge's Cove, Rick (Jennie) of Cannings Cove, Ron (Irene) of St. John's, Shawn (Pauline) of Lethbridge, Murray (Cindy) of Canning's Cove; 15 grandchildren, seven great­ grandchildren and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at St. John The Divine Anglican Church, Cannings Cove with interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Cannings Cove. In her memory donations may be made to St. John The Divine Anglican Church Cannings Cove and or the Anglican Rectory, Lethbridge.

CLARK - Passed peacefully away at the Miller Centre, on April 1, 2008, Irvine Clark, age 73, of King's Cove, Bonavista Bay. Predeceased by son, Henry. Leaving to mourn wife, Norma (Penney) Clark; son, Jerry (Cathy); grandson, Jay (Sarah); great-grandson, Jasper, three sisters, one brother and a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral and burial services to be announced at a later date.

SKIFFINGTON, Myra - Passed peacefully away at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Monday, April 7, 2008, Myra J. Skiffington of Clarenville, aged 75 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories her husband, Ranee of 59 years; daughters, Marjorie Alexander, Clarenville, Barbara (Mac Hayward), Newman's Cove and Donna (Barry Boussey), Amherstburg, ON; son, Colin (Bonnie), London, ON; foster children, Sonia Layden-Howse, Cynthia Layden-Barron and Diane Collins; sister, Mildred Little, Amherst Cove; step-sister, Tryphena Fordham, St. John's; step-brother, Wade Ford (Gail), Bonavista; sisters-in-law, Edna Gillingham (Clayton), Clarke's Head, Gander Bay and Mildred Skiffington, Paradise, NL; brother-in-law, Gordon Skiffington, Amherst Cove; foster brother, David Genge (Betty Lou), Calgary, AB; grandchildren, Alison, Lynn, Chad, Blair, Sarah, Christopher and Alyssa; great-grandchildren, Danette, Shawna, Zachary and Isaac and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service held on Thursday, April 10, 2008 from St. Mary's Anglican Church, Clarenville with interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Amherst Cove. In her memory donations may be made to Parkinson's Society or St. Mary's Anglican Church, Clarenville.

April 28, 2008

SIMMONDS: We regret to announce the passing of Emily Simmonds, age 84, from Cannings Cove at the Golden Heights Manor, Bonavista, on April 15, 2008. Predeceased by parents, William and Annie Fitzgerald; husband, Reuben; sons, William and Robert; brothers, James, Llewellyn and Loyal; sisters, Georgina Quinton and Elizabeth Mesh. Leaving to mourn with many fond and loving memories are her children, Iris (Jack Ricketts), Wallace (Naomi), Ranee, Mary (Edward Matchem) and Ann (Jack Greening); 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren, and also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rested at St. John the Divine Anglican Church, Cannings Cove from where the funeral service, officiated by Rev. Robert Peddle, took place on Friday, April 18, 2008 with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island. FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Forever in our hearts

BLACKMORE, Martin Philip
Sandy Cove, Eastport

It is with deep sadness and regret that we announce the sudden passing of Martin in Fort McMurray, Alberta on April 16, 2008. Predeceased by parents Walter and Lucy Blackmore of Grand Falls-Windsor; beloved husband, brother, uncle, brother-in-law, son-in-law, cousin and special friend. Sadly missed by wife Sheila; mother-in-law, Anne Kelly of Grand Falls-Windsor; brothers David (friend Barbara), Grand Falls-Windsor; Anthony (Rosalie), Grand Falls-Windsor, and sons John, Christopher, Andrew, Paul; Brendan and daughters Lucy and Sarah of St. Phillips; sisters Judy (Gerry) Brockie, Harbour Grace and son Ian; Eleanor Jones and children Megan, John (Dawn) of St. John's; sisters-in-law Colleen Kelly (Terry Buckely), St. John's; Yvonne (Tom) Courtney and daughter Yolaunda, Grand Falls-Windsor; Dorothy (Robert) Ryan, USA and children Kelly-Shea and Matthew; Patricia (Kurt) Bigras of Calgary and children Serge, and Bianca. The family wishes to acknowledge Martin's very special friends Bertha Matchim and Queenie of Sandy Cove, Eastport; Gord Lee (Dianne) of Happy Adventure; the large circle of friends of the Eastport Peninsula; former co-workers across Canada from Yukon to Labrador to St. John's. A sincere heartfelt acknowledgement to Sterling Crane and Waiward Steel Companies; their foreman Greg King (Paulettte) of Conception Bay; his co-workers at Albian Sands, Jack Pine site; and especially the families and the surviving co-workers with whom Martin worked on the Ocean Ranger. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Squires Funeral Home, Eastport. Visitation Time: Monday April 21st and Tuesday, April 22nd 10:00a.m. to 12:00 ; 2:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.; 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. Roman Catholic Funeral Mass to be celebrated at Holy Cross Anglican Church, Eastpost, on Wednesday, April 23rd at 2:00p.m. Flowers gratefully accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Cull's Harbour. For further information please contact Squires Funeral Home, Eastport. Telephone: 677-2201 or 2202.



Contributed by Joseph Duffett

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