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The Packet Obituaries
April 2001

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


Martha Jane (Fry) Pike
Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Hospital, Clarenville on April 7, 2001 Martha Jane (Fry) Pike in her 69th year. Predeceased by father, Llewellyn Fry in 1957, mother Elizabeth (Quinton) Fry in 1975 and brother Charles in 1999. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories husband Colin; son Wayne (Toni) of Gander; grandchildren Stephen and Heather; sisters Louisa (Rosstin) Pike, Violet (Harold) Fry, Margaret (Gurshan) Mesh, Vera (Gerald) Penney, Lillian (Howard) Squires, Ethel Penney, Florence Short and Minnie Holloway; brother Richard Fry. Rev. Beth Hayward officiated funeral service April 10 from Hope United Church, Charleston with interment following at UC Cemetery. Funeral arrangement were entrusted to Blundon's Funeral Home, Shoal Harbour.
"Life is not Forever, Love is."

Passed away peacefully at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Tuesday, April 10, 2001, Gordon Sheppard of Clarenville, aged 73 years. Formerly of Rencontre East. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Marjorie of 47 years; sons Wayne (Mary), Goose Bay, Keith and David (Sandy), St. John's; sisters Flora Sheppard, St. John's and Mary Harding (Henry), Pool's Cove; brother William, Clarenville; four grandchildren Melissa, Stephen, David and Sydney; and a large number of relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service was held Friday, April 13, 2001 from St. Mary's Anglican Church, Clarenville.

(Cow Head, NF)
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Ellen Bennett-Shears announce her passing at the J. I. O'Connell Centre on Monday, April 16th, 2001 in her 94th year. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her four children Ray (Ima), Fraser (Hughena), Cow Head, George (Elaine), Happy Valley-Goose Bay, and Meta (Francis Toope), Trinity, Trinity Bay, NF; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; sister Jemima; brothers George, Dave and Winton Payne, all residing in Cow Head; as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is predeceased by her husbands Freeman Bennett and Clyde Shears, brothers Edward, Albert, Leonard, Garfield, Wilson, Willie Winton, and sisters Oreilla and Sarah Ann. Visitation took place from the Anglican Church, Cow Head on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. from where the funeral service was held on Wednesday, April 18th at 2:00 p.m. Interment followed at the Church Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the J. I. O'Connell Centre. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Corner Brook.

DALTON, Annie J.
Passed peacefully away at Shirley's Haven, Catalina on Saturday, April 21, 2001, Annie J. Dalton of Little Catalina in her 79th year. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband Wilbert; sister Ella Goodland, Bonavista; sisters-in-law Violet Johnson, Catalina, Marie Dalton, Little Catalina, Emily Moore, Wassagua Beach, Ontario, Clemmie Dalton, Little Catalina, and Dorette Dalton, Little Catalina; brother-in-law Duke Dalton, Little Catalian; many special nieces and nephews; and a large number of other relatives and friends. Rested at Strathies' Funeral Home Catalina. Funeral service was held Monday, April 23, 2001 from Calvary Memorial United Church, Little Catalina conducted by Rev. Patricia Melindy. Interment at United Church Cemetery, Little Catalina. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strathies' Funeral Home, Catalina.

CRANN, Freeman
Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Hospital, Clarenville, on April 22, 2001 after a brief and courageous battle, Freeman Crann of Fair Haven in his 66th year. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories wife Effie of 38 years; son Shawn (Linda) of Shoal Harbour; daughter Michelle (Peter Simard) of Ottawa; three grandchildren Joshua, Brody and Gabrielle; brothers Richard (Margaret), Baxter (Arrian), both of Fair Haven and Calvin of Toronto; sisters Myrtle (Gerald) of Fair Haven and Daphne (Kevin) of Long Harbour; father and mother-in-law Stanley and Julia Collett of Fair Haven; brothers and sisters-in-law Lorraine and Llew Smith, Stella and Don Gosse, Rodger and Madeline Collett, Debbie and John Newhook; special friends Percy and Alice Brown of Little Harbour, plus a large circle of other family and friends. Predeceased by father Caleb in 1975, mother Miriam in 2000 and sister-in-law Jean in 1998. Funeral service took place at United Church, Fair Haven on April 25 with interment at the United Church Cemetery, Fair Haven. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the United Church Cemetery Fund, Fair Haven. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Blundon's Funeral Home, Shoal Harbour.
"I have fought the good fight
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith."

WHELAN, Raymond D.
Passed peacefully away at the Health Science Centre, St. John's on Sunday, April 22, 2001, Raymond D. Whelan of Sweet Bay, BB, aged 67 years, 8 months. Predeceased by his parents William and Mary; brothers Joseph and Gerald; step brother Daniel; and sister Mary. Leaving to mourn their sad loss his loving wife Louise; son Patrick (Lisa), Brooklyn, BB; step son Charles (Terry), Ajax, ON; four grandchildren; brothers Ronald , James, William (mary E.) and Leo (Leona), all of Sweet Bay; siters Mary E. (Boyd) Ivany, Princeton, Theresa (Fred) Locke, Labrador City and Madeline (Cyril) Penton, Gander; step sisters Ann Fitzgerald, ON and Rosie Stamp, Gander; one loving aunt Catherine; also a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at the RC Church, Sweet Bay. Funeral service took place April 25 from the RC Church with interment at the RC Cemetery, Sweet Bay.

GOOBIE, Chesley
Age 86 of Queen's Cove. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Dr. G. B. Cross Hospital, Clarenville on April 25, 2001. Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 62 years Blanche (Meadus), two daughters Ethel (Ed) Blundon and Vinie (Lloyd) Martin, seven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, nephew Jim Goobie, niece MIldred Howse, other nieces and nephews, and a wide circle of family and friends. Rested at Queen's Cove United Church. Funeral took place Saturday, April 28, 2001. Interment at the United Church Cemetery. Donations may be made to Dr. G. B. Cross Hospital.



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