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The Packet
August 2004


August 02, 2004


MANUEL, Olive Blanche (nee Sheppard) - Passed peacefully away on Thursday, July 29, 2004, at the Bonavista Health Care Complex. Blanche Manuel of Catalina, aged 90 years; was predeceased by husband, Samuel; daughter, Faith Matchem; son, Maxwell and grandson, Terry Matchem. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are sons, Thomas (Eileen), James (Linda), Fred and Graham (Marilyn); son-in-law, Don Matchem; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a large drcle of relatives and friends. Rested at Strathie's Funeral Home, Catalina, with funeral held Sunday, August 1, 2004, at 2 p.m., at St. Peter's Angtlcan Church, Catalina. Interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Catalina. In lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.


August 09, 2004

CUMBY, Wilson Carl - Passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2004, at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital after fighting a nine-month baftle with cancer, Wilson Cumby, aged 45 years, was from Snook's Harbour, formerly from Howley. Predeceased by brother Wayne and wife Sandra. Leaving to mourn are his parents Joyce and Nelson Cumby; son David; step-daughter Amanda; Marilyn, Melissa (Tony), Stephen and Olive; sisters Gladys (Bruce) Blundon and Brenda (Karl) Kelly; brothers Junior (Donna), Lloyd (Alvena), Rick (Beverly) and James (Ruby). Also leaving to mourn a num≠ber of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Wilson rested at Vardy's Funeral Home and Central United Church. Interment at Snook's Harbour United Cemetery.


"The Lord Is my Shepherd I shall not† want."

GEORGE, Catherine D. (Kit) - Passed away suddenly at the Health Science Centre, St. John's, on Thursday, July 29, 2004, Catherine (Kit) George, aged 44 years, of Shoal Harbour. Predeceased by her father Archaibald Penney and sister Lorraine. Left with fond and loving memories her hus≠band Winston of 27 years; son Jason (Kayla) at Shoal Harbour, and Richard (Alica) at Shoal Harbour; mother Dove Penney at Lethbridge; sisters Roslind (Dave) at Guelph, ON, Jocelyn at Morley's Siding, Sharon at Brampton, ON, Brenda (Dave) at Lethbridge, Doreff (Greg) at St. John's and Georgina (Shawn) at Foxtrap; brothers Lorne (Alma) at Lethbridge and Randy (Audrey) at Cambridge, ON; and a large number of relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service held at 2 p.m. on August 1, 2004, from St. Mary's Anglican Church, Clarenville, with interment at Weybridge Cemetery.


August 16, 2004


SKI FFINGTON, Wallace - Passed peacefully away at the Health Science Centre on Thursday, August 5, Wallace Skiffington, age 66 years, of Upper Amherst Cove. Predeceased by his father John, mother Bertha and nephew Corporal Jamie Murphy of Conception Harbour. Leaving with cherished memories are his brother Eugene (Doris) at Amherst Cove; sisters Myrtle (Bill) at Clarenville, Alice (Norman) at Conception Harbour, Eileen (late Harold) at Catalina, Eva at Clarenville, and Sandra (Fred) at Bonavista; also nieces and nephews and a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral serv≠ice took place at St. Nicholas Anglican Church, Amherst Cove, on Sunday, August 8. Interment followed at the Anglican cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Nicholas Church.

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SWEETAPPLE, Hilda Pearl (nee Strong) - Passed peaceful≠ly away at the Queen Elizabeth Centre in Toronto on Friday, July 30, 2004, after a courageous battle with cancer. Pearl Sweetapple of Toronto (age 73 years), daughter of Lyman and Nina Strong of Clarenville. Leaving to mourn, in Toronto, with fond and loving memories are her husband James Sweetapple, daughter Marlene Quesenberry (Joe), grandson Jason Dacosta (Joan) and great-grandson Anton, two step-granddaughters Joanne Quensenberry and Laura Bedal (Brian), and two step-great-grandsons Zachary and Jacob. Pearl will be sadly missed by her brothers and sisters. Predeceased by brother Cyril Strong (1996). Her remaining brothers and sisters are: Bruce Strong (Pauline) at Clarenville, Larry Strong (Darlene) at Shoal Harbour, Bernard Strong at Toronto, Bessie Davis at Clarenville, Mabel West at Clarenville, Beatrice West (Joe) at Gander, Flora Wiseman (Ted) at Tumbler Ridge, BC, and Judy Stanley (Les) at Clarenville. Also leaving behind in sorrow, are many nieces, nephews and friends. Rested at Ross Craig Funeral Home, Toronto. Memorial service was held in Toronto August 8, 2004. Second memorial service will be held at the United Church, Clarenville, in the Fall of 2004. Interment at United Church Cemetery, CJarenville.


QUINTON, Emmaline (flee Hancock), formerly of Portland, Bonavista Bay. Passed peacefully away at the Hoyles-Escasoni Complex, St. John's, on August 9,. 2004, after a lengthy illness, at the age of 96. Predeceased by her husband Joseph in 1984; brothers John, Eldon† and Bruce; and sister Rebecca. Leaving to mourn her sister-n-law Lillian Hancbck; nieces and nephews; and a circle of friends. Visitation was held at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue, St. John's, on Wednesday. Visitation was also held at St. Michael's Anglican Church, Red Cliff, Bonavista Bay, on Thursday. Funeral service† was held on Friday, August 13, 2004, from St. Michael's Anglican Church, Red Cliff. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Michaelís Anglican Church.


GOULD Clarence James "Jim"- Passed away at his home in Kilbride on Sunday August 08, 2004. Age 48. Formerly of Catalina and Clarenville. Born to Mary Anne and Herman (predeceased). Jim was an intelligent conservationist, a true family man, who fought a courageous battle with diabetes. Leaving to mourn with fond memories, wife Vina, son Peter, sis≠ter Maude Hunt (Bill) of Clarenville, brothers Lester (Stella) of Ramea, Robert of Winnipeg and Ricky (predeceased). Many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends including those at Dialysis Units, Health Science and Waterford hospitals. Donations to the Kidney Foundation appreciated.


August 23, 2004


REID, Rosella - Passed peacefully away at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, on Saturday, August 14, 2004, Rosella Reid of North Harbour in her 90th year. Predeceased by her husband Stanley and son-in-law Victor Green. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, her daughters Ada (Frank Dean) at North Harbour and Letta Green at Sunnyside; sons Roland, Stanley and Leslie all at North Harbour; brother Charles Brinston (Jane) at North Harbour; six grandchil≠dren; four great-grandchildren; and a circle of family and friends. Rested at United Church, North Harbour. Funeral service held on Monday, August 16, 2004, from United Church, North Harbour, with interment at United Cemetery, North Harbour.


August 24, 2004


Lodge, Mark - of Bonavista passed peacefully away at Golden Heights Manor Nursing Home in Bonavista. Mark was born in Port Union in 1918 and died on Sunday, August 22, 2004, in his 86th year. Leaving to mourn wife Hilda; four sons John (Barbara), Rex (Minnie), Wesley (Christine) and Terry (Barbara Ann); three daughters Isabel (Tom), Emma and Vema (Bax); three brothers, Capt. Wallace (Doreen), Albert (Vera) and Fred (Alvina); one sister Ruth (Kenz); 27 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and a large circle of other relatives and friends.


Mason, Samuel - Passed away at the Bonavista Hospital July 13, 2004, Samuel Mason, age 82 of Port Union. Left to mourn is wife Myrtle; four daughters Denise Payne (Ross), Alexine Abbott (Walt), Kathy Tippett (Gerald) and Adele McLaughlin (Kevin); one son Perry Mason (Isabelle); ten beautiful grandchildren; one brother Gilbert Mason (Myrtis); two sisters Milverd Hart and Elizabeth Fleming; nieces, nephews and a large circle of family and friends.


Keats, Richard (Dick) - Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's on Tuesday, August 24, 2004, Richard (Dick) Keats of Labrador City, formerly of Port Blandford, aged 55 years. Predeceased by his first wife Vera (nee Langer) and his parents Thomas and Fannie Keats. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his children Jeff (Gail) and Rikee Drover (Roger); Natasha (Clint Nash) Quinton and their mother Nada Colbourne, beloved grandchildren Caroline Keats, Christian and Jamie Drover and David Nash-Keats. Also leaving to mourn, his brother Jethro; other family members and friends, especially his longtime co-workers at QNS&L. Railway. At Dick's request, cremation has taken place. The family received visitors at St. Aiden's Anglican Church, Port Blandford on Thursday evening. Funeral service took place on Friday, August 27, 2004, at 2 p.m., at St. Aiden's Anglican Church with interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Port Blandford. Donations in his memory may be made to the Newfoundland Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Carnell's Funeral Home. Messages of condolence can be sent to the family by visiting


Transcribed by Joe Duffett (February 2005)

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