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The Packet
August 2015

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

 

August 6, 2015

Mary Amelia Hopkins
Passed on: July 25th, 2015

It is with saddened hearts we announce the passing of Mary Amelia Hopkins, age 71 from English Harbour at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on July 25, 2015. Predeceased by parents, James and Barbara Tucker, granddaughter Natasha and brothers-in-law Austin Oldford and James Bailey. Left with fond and loving memories are her sons, Danny (Sandi), Timothy (Natasha), Gerry, Rob (Shannon); daughter, Kathy (Ross); grandchildren, Amber, Riley, Ryan, Chantal, Will, Timmie, Nathan and Natalie; great grandchild, Leah; brother, Alex (Marlene); sisters, Gloria (Harry), Irene (Stan), Phyllis, Patsy, Barbie and Debbie; special friends, Stephanie, Evelyn and Juanita and also a large circle of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Cremation took place and visitation took place from the United Church, English Harbour. The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Amanda Barnes, assisted by Mr. Keith Barnes, took place on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 with inurnment following. To sign online condolences please visit vardysfuneralhome.com
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee
God wanted me now; He set me free.

Patrick Francis Ricketts
Born In: Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Born: May 14th, 1956
Passed in: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: July 17th, 2015

Passed away peacefully on July 17, 2015 in Toronto after a lengthy illness. Loving father of Amanda (Chris), Jamie (Tasha), Patrick and step-father of Ashley and Lindsay (Mitchell). Proud grandfather of Kal-El, Joshua, Jayden, Alex and Shelby. Cherished brother of Albert, Sheila, Patricia (predeceased), Kay Mary, Brendan, Geraldine, Kevin and Juanita. Patrick will be missed by many relatives and friends. Cemetary service will be held at the Catholic Cemetary in King's Cove, Newfoundland on August 15 at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Liver Foundation would be appreciated by the family.


August 13, 2015

Melvin Boyde Carberry
Passed on: August 7th, 2015

Passed away peacefully at his home with loving wife Vinie (nee Ivany) and family by his side, on Friday August 7, 2015. Melvin B. Carberry was in his 72nd year, and is lovingly remembered by children, Derek (Delene) and Angela (Steve). Predeceased by parents Alfred and Mary Carberry. Cherished Poppy to Chandler, Aaron, Chelsey, Brendan, Joshua, and Lauryn. Dear brother of Stanley (Betty), Rebecca (Ralph), Gordon (Mary), Viola, Vera (Otto), Monica (Woodrow), Laura, Doris, Marg (Steve), Reg (Glenna), Karen (Ivan), Gardner (Nancy), Iris (Denis), Carl (Sue) and predeceased by Clayton and Lindsay (Dianne). Fondly remembered by sisters and brothers-in-law Ariel (predeceased) (Laude), Eleanor (William, predeceased), Jimmy, Harvey (Robena), Ches (Doreen), Bill, Max (Evelyn), Maxine (Wayne), Shirley and Ruby. Visitation will be held at COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway #2, Courtice (905-432-8484) on Thursday August 13, from 12 to 1 p.m. with Memorial Service at 1 p.m. Donations may be made to Palliative Care at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville. Online condolences may be placed at www.courticefuneralchapel.com

Les Butler
Born: October 4th, 1922
Passed on: July 22nd, 2015

We are saddened to announce the passing of Les Butler, loving husband of 65 years to Norah, Father to Eileen (Lajos), Edna (Ron), Diane (Rob), Adele, Mark (Lori), Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Born in Port Rexton, NL, Les came to B.C. in 1946. He retired in 1984 as Deputy Chief, after a long and distinguished career with the West Vancouver Fire Department. His most memorable times were spent on the ocean, hunting, hiking, building and being with family. He leaves behind a legacy of adventure, determination and love. A memorial service was held at Gleneagles Golf Course on August 4th. A service will take place at a later date in Port Rexton. If desired, donations in Les' memory may be made to the Devon Clifford Memorial Foundation, in honour of his grandson Devon.

Miriam King
Passed on: July 31st, 2015
KING, Miriam
- Passed peacefully away at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Friday, July 31, 2015, Miriam King of Little Heart's Ease, aged 95 years. Predecesed by husband Baxter; brother Norman and sister Sadie. Left with fond and loving memories her daughters Joyce (Hughie) and Gloria (Hedley); son Harold (Elaine); 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren; sister Dorothy; and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Little Heart's Ease. Funeral service took place on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at the United Church, Little Heart's Ease with interment at United Cemetery, Little Heart's Ease. In her memory donations may be made to the United Church, Little Heart's Ease.

Susannah (Susie) Reid
Passed on: August 5th, 2015

Passed peacefully away, surrounded by her loving family, at the Health Science Center, St. John's on Wednesday August 5, 2015 Susannah (Susie) Reid of Little Hearts Ease in her 82nd year. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her daughter Crystal Russell and husband Peter of Lawrence Town, NS; grandchildren Rebecca Webber and husband James, Allannah Russell and William Joseph Russell all of Lawrence Town, NS; sister Daphne Stacey of Alberta; brother Steven Soper of Little Hearts Ease plus a large circle of other family and friends. Pre-deceased by her husband Joseph and sister Phyllis Pond. Funeral service was officiated by Majors Rex and Darlene Colbourne on Sunday Aug. 9, 2015 at the Salvation Army Church, Little Hearts Ease with interment following at the Salvation Army Cemetery Little Hearts Ease. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Blundon's Funeral Home - Shoal Harbour.

Wilson Smith
Born: December 11th, 1927
Passed on: August 2nd, 2015

Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, Wilson Smith, from Sunnyside. Leaving to mourn with many precious and loving memories are his wife, Ruby; daughters, Sylvia (Cal), Janice (David); sons, John (Marie), Elwyn (Rowena), Melvin, Luke (Denise); sisters, Rachel, Pearl and Joyce; 15 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Rested at the St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Sunnyside from where the funeral service, officiated by Rev. Fred Marshall, took place on Thursday, August 6, 2015 with interment following. To sign online condolences please visit vardysfuneralhome.com
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Nothing is past; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before only better,
Infinitely happier and forever we will all be one together with Christ.

Ralph Chatman
Passed on: August 5th, 2015

Passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, Ralph Chatman of Canning's Cove, aged 90 years. Predeceased by brothers Roland, Raymond and Rance; sisters Rosie and baby Ella. Left with fond and loving memories his wife Alice of 65 years; daughter Sylvia Ellis (Eugene), Canning's Cove and Marilyn Coombs (Todd), Clarenville; son Austin (Dallas), Clarenville; grandchildren Jason, Tammy, Shannon, Renee and Mitchell; great grandchildren Abby, Gracie, Ava and Ryder; brothers-in law and sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews, and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at St. John The Divine Anglican Church, Canning's Cove. Funeral service took place on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at St. John The Divine Anglican Church, Canning's Cove with interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Canning's Cove.

Alfred George Pippy
Passed on: August 4th, 2015

It is with saddened hearts we announce the peaceful passing of (Alfred) George Pippy, age 73, at his residence in Burgoyne's Cove on August 4, 2015. Predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Sarah Pippy; brothers, Augustus and Joseph; sisters, Alfreda, Mahala, Elsie and Rita. Left with many fond and loving memories are his wife, Charlotte; children, Judy (Joe), Donna (Dean), Scot (Lynda) and Charlene (Harvey); grandchildren, Trista, Jody, Brittany, Tiffany, Gregory, DJ and Hannah; great grandchildren, Makayla, Leighton and Zachary; sisters, Jessie, Eliza, Ella, Lucy, Rachel (Morris) and Rubena (Harvey) and a large number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. A cremation took place and visitation took place from the St. Mary's Anglican Church, Burgoyne's Cove. The funeral service, officiated by Rev. George Spencer, took place on Friday, August 7, 2015. George will forever be remembered and greatly missed. To sign online condolences please visit vardysfuneralhome.com
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
May the work thy hands have done, speak for me


August 20, 2015

Elsie Violet Bursey
Born: August 20th, 1918
Passed on: August 8th, 2015

It is with saddened hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Elsie Violet Bursey, from Clarenville, at the Dr. Albert O'Mahony Manor, Clarenville. Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Lillian Baggs; husband, Donald; sisters, Nora, Annie, Effie; brother, Bill; grandsons, Scott, Don; great grandchildren, Neil and Robyn. She will be sadly missed by her children; Gordon (Joyce), Mervin (Faye), Betty (Cliff), Ira (Mary), Loretta (Harry), Dennis (Martha), Lloyd (Joyce), Gower (Despina), Wanda (Chris), Roger (Judy Lynn); thirty four grandchildren, sixty seven great grandchildren; fourteen great great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Rested at the Salvation Army, Clarenville from where the funeral service, officiated by Major Anthony LeDrew, assisted by Major Yvonne LeDrew , Cadet Dwayne Goulding and C.S.M. Raymond Whalen, took place on August 12, 2015 with interment following. To sign online condolences please visit vardysfuneralhome.com
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Safely resting in the arms of Jesus

Lloyd "Bubba" Cooper
It is with great sadness that the family of the Late Lloyd "Bubba" Cooper of Old Bonaventure announces his passing on Saturday August 15, 2015 at the age of 46 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his parents Selby and Bette Cooper of Old Bonaventure; fiancé Rosemary (Mouse) Lane of Englee; brother Dean (Debbie) Cooper of Old Bonaventure; daughters: Brittany, Nikita and Victoria; 3 grandchildren plus a large circle of other family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Blundons Funeral Home - Shoal Harbour.


August 27, 2015

Eric W. Dean
Passed on: August 21st, 2015

Passed peacefully away at the St. Clares Mercy Hospital in St. John's on Friday, August 21, 2015 Eric W. Dean of Southport, aged 76 years. Predeceased by his wife Beatrice, parents William and Laura, sister Delphine Simmons and brother Lloyd Dean. Left with fond and loving memories his children Johnny (Dolores) of Little Heart's Ease, Natalie Whalen (Brian) of Caplin Cove, Sandra Spurrell (Terry) of Hodge's Cove; six grandchildren Brian, Bradley, Emily, Brittany, Rachel, Paige; one great granddaughter Mya; sisters Millicent Lambert (Hector) of Ivany's Cove, Frances Kelly (Lewis) of Southport; brothers Jim (Joyce) of Portland, Gladstone (Linda) of Southport, Allan (Meta) of Southport, Alonzo (Janet) of Southport and a large circle of family and friends. Remains rested at Fewer's Funeral Home in Little Heart's Ease. Funeral Service took place on Monday, August 24th, 2015 from the United Church, Southport with interment at United Cemetery, Caplin Cove.

Wilbur (Frank) Adams
Passed on: August 15th, 2015

Passed suddenly away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on August 15, 2015, (Frank) Wilbur Adams, age 85, from Clarenville. Predeceased by his parents, Catherine and Earle Adams. Leaving to mourn with many fond and loving memories are his loving wife of 53 years, Elrita (nee Best); brother , Arthur (Eileen) and sister in -law, Greta Sturge and also many nieces and nephews. Rested at the Salvation Army Citadel, Clarenville from where the funeral service, officiated by Majors Anthony and Yvonne LeDrew, took place on August 18, 2015 with interment following. To sign online condolences please visit vardysfuneralhome.com
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Forever with the Lord

Mary Wadman
Passed on: August 19th, 2015

Passed peacefully away at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, Mary Wadman of Southern Harbour, aged 86 years. Predeceased by parents Albert and Agnes; sisters Regina and Theresa; brother Jack. Left with fond and loving memories her sister Aquilla (Alfred); brothers Kevin (Sylvia) and Bill (Rita); many nieces and nephews; and a large circle of family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Rested at Christ The King Church in Southern Harbour. Funeral mass took place on Monday, August 24, 2015 at Christ The King Church, Southern Harbour with interment at Christ The King Cemetery, Southern Harbour. In her memory donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House, St. John's.

Gerald Moss
Passed on: August 18th, 2015

Passed away suddenly on August 18, 2015, at his home in Sweet Bay, Gerald Moss, formerly of Jamestown, aged 69 years. Predeceased by his parents Cyril and Meta. Left with fond and loving memories his companion Vera; step-children Robert (Beulah), Tolson (Roxanne) and Tammy (Baxter); 8 step grandchildren; step son-in-law Richard; sisters Blanche (Doug), Eileen (Shannon) and Shirley (Joey); brother Barnet (Norma); and a large circle of family and friends. Resting at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge on August 27 from 2 - 9 p.m. and August 28 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Funeral service will take place on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge with interment at Salvation Army Cemetery, Portland.

Lindsay Stringer
Passed on: August 17th, 2015

Passed peacefully away at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Monday, August 17, 2015, Lindsay Stringer of Little Hearts Ease, aged 77 years. Predeceased by his parents William and Nellie Stringer; brother Esau. Left with fond and loving memories his wife Betty of 54 years; sons Glenn (Darlene), Wade (Darlene); daughter Meta (Joe); seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sisters Florence (Nathan Seaward) and Pearl (Clarence Lambert); brothers Simeon (Marguerite), Cecil (Muriel), William (Joan), Alfred (Blanche) and Garfield (Elaine); and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Little Hearts Ease. Funeral service 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 20, 2015 at Bethel United Church, Little Hearts Ease with interment at the United Cemetery, Little Hearts Ease.

Tommy Keats
Passed on: August 14th, 2015

Passed peacefully away at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Friday, August 14, 2015, Tommy Keats of Lethbridge, aged 58 years. Left with fond and loving memories his sisters Yvonne and Nancy (Jamie); brother Brian (Brenda); nephews AJ and Brady; niece Terrin; Aunt Emmie (Reg), Uncle Sam (Doreen); special friends Ron (Pat) Samson and Ivy and Gord Wells; and a circle of family and friends. Rested at the Salvation Army Citadel, Lethbridge. Funeral service 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at the Salvation Army Citadel, Lethbridge with interment at Salvation Army Cemetery, Lethbridge.

Clara Moore
Passed on: August 17th, 2015

Passed peacefully away at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Monday, August 17, 2015, Clara Moore of Clarenville, aged 97 years. Predeceased by husband Lewis; grandson Christian, sisters Hilda and Merab; brother Eugene. Left with fond and loving memories her daughter Edna (Jim); sons Fraser (Rita) and Wendell (Myra); grandchildren Cheryl, Paul, Michelle and Carol Ann; seven great grandchildren; and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service took place on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Clarenville with interment at Clarenville Interdenominational Cemetery.

 

 

Page contributed by Joseph Duffett

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit ( Sunday December 20, 2015 )

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