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The Packet
April 2012

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

 

April 5, 2012

Mildred Freeman
Passed on: March 27th, 2012

Passed peacefully away at Bonavista Hospital, surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, Mildred Freeman, age 64. Predeceased by her husband Allan; Father Wilfred; Mother Printzline. Leaving to mourn, sonsWayne (Jennifer) and Darrell (Krystal), and daughter Wanda; Grandchildren Maggie, Arron and Kyle; Four brothers; Two sisters and a large circle of relatives and friends.Funeral was held at St. Clement's Anglican Church, Champney's West, on Friday, March 30. Interment followed. Funeral entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island.To send online condolences, visit www.vardysfuneralhome.com
Family Caring for Family

Gerald White
Passed on: March 28th, 2012

Passed away at the Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, Gerald White of Clarenville, formerly of Trinity, T. Bay, aged 84 years. Predeceased by wife Grace; sister Hilda Fowlow and brothers Maxwell and Arthur. Left with fond and loving memories are his son Peter (Elizabeth); daughter Christine (Eric); grandsons Ian (Sherry) and David (Stephanie); great grandchildren Kyle, Cole, Camryn and Jesse; sister Margaret Spurrell; sisters-in-law Florence White and Edith Toope; brothers-in-law Eli Toope and Doug Toope (Olive); and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service took place on Monday, April 2, 2012 at the Anglican Church, Trinity, T. Bay with interment at Anglican Cemetery, Trinity, T. Bay.

Una May (ne Pardy) O'Connell
Passed on: March 26th, 2012

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and dear friend from Bonavista. Una, age 87, on Monday, March 26, 2012 at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital Clarenville. Predeceased by her parents Thomas and Laura Belle Pardy, Husband Jeremiah "Jerry", daughter Barbara, son Tom, brothers Ben, Alex, Thomas, Kirby, Frank, Jack and sister-in-law Gladys. She will be sadly missed by her son Mike (Sylvia), daughter Catherine (Clyde) daughter Donna (Tony) Daughter Geri (Fred), son Edward (Fran), daughter-in-law Joan, brother Rance (Marlene), sisters-in-law Ella, Marjorie, Dora and Pearl, 12 Grandchildren, 17 Great Grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews and special friends. Donations to the Children's Wish Foundation, Janeway Children's Hospital or the charity of your choice. She is interred at the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Bonavista.
Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you there.

Annabelle Palmer
Passed on: March 28th, 2012
Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, Annabelle Palmer of Brooklyn, aged 86 years. Predeceased by husband Charles, son Roger and grandson Jamie. Left with fond and loving memories are her children Judy (Ray), Austin (Frances), Irving (Betty), Lois (Garland), Randy, Marie (Gerald), Kevin (Judy), Dale (Ian), Dean (Rose), Roxanne (Howard) and Darren (Lisa); 26 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; sisters Winnifred Quinton, Rhodena Holloway (Herman) and Eva Penney; brother Don Diamond (Rosalind) and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge. Funeral service took place on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at the United Church, Lethbridge with interment at United Cemetery, Brooklyn.

Gordon Boyd Ford
Passed on: March 26th, 2012

Passed suddenly away at his residence on Monday March 26, 2012 Gordon Boyd Ford of Charlottetown in his 79th year. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Annie, sons: Randy and wife Linda of Keswick, Ont. Glen and girlfriend Suzanne of St. John's, daughter Carolyn Byrne and husband Paul of Hamilton, Ont. Grandchildren: Rebecca, Kyle, Jessica and Jeremy, sisters: Emma Abbott (Melvin), Anne Colbert (Walter) and Ethel Chaulk plus a large circle of other family and friends. Pre-deceased by parents Annie and Hector, brothers: William and Hedley and sister Josie. Funeral service was officiated by Candidate Daniel Kelly on Thursday March 29, 2012 from Salvation Army Church Charlottetown with internment following at Charlottetown Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Kyle Ford, Dave Ford, Kevin Ford, Paul Byrne, Rick Chatman, Fred Nicholl, Lawrence Reid, Dennis Chaulk. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Blundon's Funeral Home -Shoal Harbour

Douglas Baird
Passed on: March 22nd, 2012

Passed peacefully away at the G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Thursday, March 22, 2012, Douglas Baird of Hodge's Cove. Predeceased by his wife Ivy in September 2011, his guardians George and Sarah Thomas, and four brothers and sisters. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his children Audrey Baird (Jerome Tobin), George, and Donna Whalen (Rick), Douglas, Jr. (Jennifer), and Sharlene; grandchildren Matthew, Troy, MacKenzie, Daniel and Sophie; brother Gerald and niece Allison King and family, as well as a large circle of family and friends. Rested at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Hodge's Cove. Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 25, 2012. Officiated by Rev. Jessie Broaders, Deacon Rev. Myrna Vey and lay reader Mr. Jim Peddle. Internment followed at St. Mary's Anglican Cemetery. Funeral services entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island. To send online condolences, visit www.vardysfuneralhome.com
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY

Glenda Edith (Edwards) Drover
Passed on: March 26th, 2012

Passed peacefully away on Monday, March 26, 2012 at GB Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, NL. Born in Ship Harbour, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ursula (Hartlen) Edwards. Besides her parents she was also predeceased by her husband Robert, son Scott and daughter Roberta (Bobbi) and sister Dorothy. Leaving to mourn her son Derek (Shanna), daughter-in-law Sandra, brothers Bill, Amelia (Millie), Ken, (Jean), Bob (Clara) and sister Sheila, special grandchildren, Benjamin (Kelly) and Julie (Denis) and Nanny's little man Dylan also many nieces , nephews, cousins and her much loved extended family Ed, Rosalyn, Joshua and Heather Blackwood. Anyone who ever had the pleasure of knowing Glenda will remember her for her witty ways, and her big heart. She was involved in her own community, and the Royal Canadian Legion in Clarenville, and was always honored and had great joy to be involved in the annual poppy fund. Sunnyside has lost a very caring person who truly believed that we should love our neighbours as ourselves. She shared what she had with anyone whose need she felt greater than her own. She loved her church and all who entered its doors. She truly was an inspiration to all of us. One of her wishes would be that all of those whom she knew and loved will continue to live together in peace and harmony with each other, with our families, with our friends, our neighbours and our God. Rested at St. Andrew's Church, Sunnyside, T. Bay, NL. Funeral service held on Friday, March 30, 2012 at St. Andrew's Church, Sunnyside, T. Bay, NL. Contributions can be made in her memory to St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Sunnyside, T.Bay, NL, or charity of one's choice.
We can cry because she is gone; or we can smile because she was here.

Reginald Bursey Pretty
Passed on: March 6th, 2012

Passed peacefully away on March 6, surrounded by his family and friends, Reginald Bursey Pretty of Clarenville, age 61 years. Left with loving memories are his wife of 40 years, Grace (Burt), sons, Greg (Carol), Stephen (Gale), daughter, Heather Morrissey (Neil), sweet granddaughter, Jane Pretty; two sisters, Major Melva Elliott (Hector-deceased), Major Joan (Roland) Murphy; father-in-law Aubrey Burt (Mona -deceased); brothers and sisters-in-law: Mary Profit (Larry -deceased); Dennis Burt (Ivy), Donna Wells (Marvin); Bonita Pelley (Darrell) as well as several nieces, nephews and many friends. Private funeral service took place at Barrett's Chapel, Mount Pearl on Saturday, March 10. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in Clarenville at a later date to celebrate his teaching career, musical talents, and community involvement. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Reg Pretty Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o 134 Porters Road, Conception Bay South, NL A1X 6T5.


April 12, 2012

Donald Sr. Strong
Passed on: April 5th, 2012

Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Thursday, April 5, 2012, Donald Strong Sr. of George's Brook formerly of Clarenville, aged 80 years. Predeceased by his parents Herbert & Annie and five brothers. Left with fond and loving memories are his wife Nita of 58 years; daughters Charmaine (Karlis) Zemitis, Theresa (Gerry) Rideout, Trudy (John) Burge, Faye (Harold) Ploughman; son Donny (Jeanette); 17grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; sisters Jean Tilley, Rona Baker; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service took place on Sunday, April 8, 2012 from the United Church, Shoal Harbour with interment at the United Cemetery, Church Hill, Clarenville. In his memory donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of NL.


April 19, 2012

Florence Joyce Osmond
Passed on: April 11th, 2012

Passed away suddenly at the Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, Joyce Osmond of Canning's Cove, aged 67 years. Predeceased by husband Pearce; parents Bert and Addie Simmonds; baby brother Charles. Left with fond and loving memories her sons Jamie and Jason (Trina); grandchildren Kelsey, Taylor, Jared and Kendra; sisters Neta (Ray) Layden, Dorothy Osmond, Ruby (Ronn) Lansdell; brothers Alvin (Jose) Simmonds, Maurice (Fern) Simmonds, Cecil (Emma) Simmonds and Ronald (Mary) Simmonds; and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Anglican Church, Canning's Cove. Funeral service took place on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at the Anglican Church, Canning's Cove with interment at Anglican Cemetery, Canning's Cove.

John Norman Keats
Passed on: April 12th, 2012

The family of the late Norman John Keats, age 90, from Port Blandford, regrets to announce his passing at the Dr. Albert O'Mahoney Manor, Clarenville, on April 12, 2012. Predeceased by his wife, Isabelle Francis; brothers, Robert (Clara), Tom (Fannie), William, Andy (Susie), Theodore and sisters, Jean (Lewis) Greening and Martha (Robert) Holloway. Leaving to mourn his son, Scott (Dale) Keats, daughters, Melvina (David Hunt), Daisy (Tony) Stagg; brothers, Frank (Annie), Edgar (Mable deceased); sisters, Edith (George) Chatman, Minnie; two grandchildren, Toni Stagg, Randy (Janet) Andrews; great grandson, Eathan Andrews and a large circle of other family and freinds. Rested at St. Aidans Anglican Church, Port Blandford from where the funeral service, officiated by Rev. Robert Oldford, took place on April 15, 2012 with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Hickman's Harbour, Random Island.
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
At peace with nature and with God

Margaret Pearl Patey
Passed on: April 7th, 2012

Passed suddenly away at her residence, Elliott's Cove on April 7, 2012, Margaret Pearl Patey, age 68. Predeceased by her father, George. Leaving to mourn with many fond and loving memories are her son, Michael; mother, Florence (Doug); brothers, Melvin (Geraldine), Freeman (Vera), Robert (Carolyn); special friend, Brian Maher; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Central United Church, Elliott's Cove from where the funeral service, officiated by Rev. Vera Abbott, took place on April 11, 2012 with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Hickman's Harbour, Random Island.
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Forever in our hearts

Eli Stringer
Passed on: April 9th, 2012

Passed peacefully away at Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Monday, April 9, 2012, Eli Stringer of Little Hearts Ease, aged 69 years. Predeceased by parents James and Mary Ellen; grandson Marcus and brother Anthony Shaw. Left with fond and loving memories his wife Phyllis of 45 years; children Darlene (Stanley), Sherry (Keith), Donna, Shawn (Samantha) and Sonia (Grant); 12 grandchildren; two great grandchildren and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Little Hearts Ease. Funeral service held on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Bethel United Church, Little Hearts Ease with interment at United Cemetery, Little Hearts Ease.


April 26, 2012

Lillian Parsons
Passed on: April 19th, 2012

Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital on Thursday, April 19, 2012, Lillian Parsons, age 78. Lillian leaves to mourn her ten children, Kirk, Harold, Anita, Bob (Michelle), Fred, Evelyn (Donald), George (Sandra), Bill (Hilda), Kay (Wayne), Marina (Gary), as well as twenty-two grandchildren, and twenty-two great-grandchildren. Also leaving to mourn sister Eileen, brothers Leslie (Millicent), John, and Randell (Dorothy). The funeral service took place from the Grace United Church, Hillview, officiated by Pastor Glenn G. Jarvis, on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012, with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island.
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Her memory is enshrined in our hearts.

Robin Dewling
Passed on: April 18th, 2012

It is with great sadness that the family of the Late Robin Dewling of Shoal Harbour announces his passing on Wednesday April 18, 2012 at G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville at the age of 70 years. Born at Champney's East, Robin was the son of the Late Nellie and Raymond Dewling. He was also pre-deceased by his brothers John, Bill and Eddie as well as Roger. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his loving wife of 33 years Ruby, sons Paul of Ontario, Raymond of Grand Falls and Justin (Teri-Lynn) of Clarenville, sisters; Charlotte (Fred), Corrine, and Grace (Harry), brothers; Tom (Leomay), George (Sheila), and Edmund (Marion), grandchildren; Bradley and Brielle plus a large circle of other family and friends. In honor of Robin's wishes cremation has taken place. A private family interment took place on Sunday April 22 at Clarenville Interdenominational Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Blundon's Funeral Home - Shoal Harbour. To sign our online book of condolences please visit www.blundonsfuneralhome.com

Thomas Marshall
Passed on: April 18th, 2012

Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John's on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, Thomas Marshall of Arnold's Cove in his 84th year. Predeceased by parents James and Frances; brother Bill, sister Alice. Left with fond and loving memories his wife Bernice of 54 years; daughters Paula (Mike), Trudy, Claudia (Rick), Pamela (Ron) and Renee (Steve); grandchildren Tracey, Kelly, Sharon, Daniel, Peter, Adam, Ashley, Grace and Kathryn; great grandchildren Noah, Emma, Tyler and Jacob; sisters Ethel Maude (Charles), Olive and Lillian (Ray); sisters-in-law Theresa, Ivy (Walter), Myrtle (Andy), Eliza (Lloyd), Joan (Freeman) and Laura (Gordon); brothers-in-law Eric, Clayton (Ella) and Heber (Marilyn) and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Arnold's Cove. Funeral service took place on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at the Salvation Army Citadel, Arnold's Cove with interment at Interfaith Cemetery, Arnold's Cove.

Andrew John Shaw
Passed on: April 18th, 2012

Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, Andrew Shaw of Little Hearts Ease, aged 85 years. Predeceased by infant brother Daniel Francis and parents William George and Mary Jane. Left with fond and loving memories his wife Martha of 47 years; daughter Madonna (Donnie Smith); grandson Christopher (Harmony Hubley); and a circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Little Hearts Ease. Funeral service held on Friday, April 20, 2012 at Fewer's Funeral Home, Little Hearts Ease with cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation or a charity of ones choice.

Rosie Hannah Freeman
Passed on: April 19th, 2012

Passed peacefully away at the Bonavista Hospital on Thursday, April 19, 2012, Rosie Freeman of Champney's West, aged 86 years. Predeceased by husband John; sons Victor and Allan, parents William and Dinah Langer. Left with fond and loving memories her children Margaret (Charlie Quinton), Red Cliff, Olive (Fred Collett), Daniel's Harbour, Linda (Wayne Kilfoy), Catalina, Susan (Clarence Stagg), Little Catalina and Elizabeth, Champney's West, Fred (Pauline), Champney's West, Geraldine (Maxwell Hookey), Champney's West, Jenny (Derek Ryan), Catalina, Charlie (Beverley), Champney's West, Robert, Champney's West and Joanne, Clarenville; 26 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; sister Deliaha White, Victoria, BC; brother Fred Langer (Emily), St. John's; and a large circle of family and friends. Funeral service took place on Monday, April 23, 2012 from St. Clements Anglican Church, Champney's West with interment at Anglican Cemetery, Champney's West.

 

 

Page contributed by Joseph Duffett

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit ( Saturday July 14, 2012 )

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