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The Packet
December 2009

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

 

December 2009

HEFFORD, Gladys- Passed peacefully away at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Thursday, November 26, 2009, Gladys Hefford of Snook's Harbour, Random Island, aged 60 years. Predeceased by her father Wilfred Thomas. Left with fond and loving memories her husband of 34 years, Dyrell; daughters Cindy (Keith Hewlett), Bloomfield and Chrissi (John Sheppard), Fort McMurray, AB; son Grant, Snook's Harbour; mother Sarah Thomas; brothers Boyd, Dartmouth, NS and Fred (Theresa), Mount Pearl; grandchildren Hannah, Patrick, Jared, Matthew and Liam and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. In her memory donations may be made to Daffodil Place, St. John's. Private family funeral and interment have taken place.

RALPH, Bessie- Passed peacefully away surrounded by her children and grandchildren at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Thursday, November 26, 2009, Bessie Ralph of Winterbrook, aged 93 years, briefly resided at Cozy Quarters, Clarenville. Predeceased by husband Frank; two sisters and two brothers. Left with fond and loving memories her sons Norman (Dolly), Albert (Ann) and Rex (Glenda); grandchildren Debbie, Carol (Glenn), Frank (Carol), Todd (Sharon), Keith (Shelley), Sheldon (Stephanie), Lorrie and Denise (Paul); 14 great grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Winterbrook. Funeral service took place on Sunday, November 29, 2009 at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Winterbrook with interment at Anglican Cemetery, Winterbrook. In her memory donations may be made to St. Mary's Anglican Church, Winterbrook.

PENNEY, Ida Frances, March 26,1924 - November 27, 2009
Passed peacefully away at Dr. Albert O'Mahony Manor on Friday Nov. 27, 2009 Ida Frances Penney of Canning's Cove in her 85th year. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories: Sons: David and wife Elsie of Canning's Cove, Herbert and wife Audrey of Lethbridge and Walter of Canning's Cove; Daughters: Lucille Skiffington and husband Scott of Canning's Cove, Betty Oakly (Robert) of Lethbridge; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; Sister: Elsie Chatman plus a large circle of family and friends. Pre-deceased by husband Cyril. Funeral service was officiated from St. John The Divine Anglican Church, Canning's Cove on November 30, 2009 with interment following at the Anglican Cemetery, Canning's Cove. Pallbearers were: Steven Penney, Joey Penney, Wallace Ivany, Ren Russell, Cody Russell and Scott Skiffington. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Blundons Funeral Home, Shoal Harbour. To sign our online book of condolences please visit www.blundonsfuijeralhome.com

MATTHEWS, Doris (Keats)- Passed peacefully away on Thursday, November 26, 2009 at the Health Sciences Center, St. John's, very special wife, mother, and grandmother, Doris Matthews of Musgravetown, aged 75 years. Predeceased by her parents, Claude and Lily Keats; her sisters, Joyce anu Mavis. Mourning her loss but inspired by her example of courage, quiet determination, and faith are her husband, Ralph; her children and their families: Eugene (Donna), Courtney and Whitney; Craig (Jennifer), Andrew, Heidi, and Christopher; June (Robert); Gwen (Dennis), Christy and Lacey. Her brothers, Hector (Joan); Wallace (Linda); her sister, Cavell (Hayward). Her much loved nephews and nieces, as well as a large circle of relatives and friends whose lives she touched in so many ways. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge. Funeral service took place on Sunday, November 29, 2009 at Heritage United Church, Musgravetown. In her memory, flowers are gratefully accepted or a donation may be made to Heritage United Church or a children's charity of one's choice.

BRINSTON, Howard John, September 27, 1939 - November 26,2009- With the heaviest of hearts and the deepest sorrow, we announce the sudden passing of Howard John Brinston aged 70 years. Howard passed away at his home in North Harbour on November 26, 2009. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his loving wife of 36 years Marie; Sons: Trevor of North Harbour. Troy and wife Terri of Ft. McMurray, AB and Trent of North Harbour; Daughters: Joyce Brinston (Steven Boudreau) of North Sydney, Jennifer and husband Ronald Barrett of North Harbour and Jessica of North Harbour. Sister: Marcella (Ralph Lush) of Trinton, Brothers: Eric Brinston (Madonna), Ivan Brmston (Ethel) and Charles of North Harbour. Grandchildren: Kyle, Dylan and Jack, plus a large circle of family and friends. Predeceased by parents Mae and George Brinston. Funeral service was officiated by Rev. Don Stiles from Bethel United Church, North Harbour on Monday Nov. 30, 2009. Cremation has taken place. Pallbearers were Sons: Trevor, Troy and Trent Brinston; brothers: Ivan and Eric Brinston and friend Clarence Eddy. Honorary pallbearer: Ralph Lush. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Blundons Funeral Home, Shoal Harbour. To sign our online book of condolences please visit www.blundonsfuneral-home.com
Someone so special... ...can never be forgotten

TUCKER, Bev- Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenvllle, November 27th, 2009, surrounded by her loving family, from a short battle of cancer, Bev Tucker, age 49 years. Predeceased by her father, Samuel Vokey and brother Clyda Vokey. Leaving to mourn, husband and best friend of 29 years, Austin; daughter, Sandl (Danny); son, Shannon (Jenna), daughter, Sheena (Roger); treasured grandchildren, Rlley and Ryan; much loved pets, Mister and Bandit; mother, Phyllis; sister, Jan; nephew, Shane; brother, Sheldon (Val); niece, Abby Marie and also a large circle of extended family and friends. A service, officiated by Rev. Tulk, to celebrate Bev's life was held on Monday, November 30, 2008 from the United Church, English Harbour. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island. FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Precious are the memories

CLARK, Mary Gladys- Passed peacefully away at the Health Science Complex on November 9th, 2009, Mary Gladys Clark, in her 87th year. Predeceased by her son, Vernon (1970); husband, Ellol (2005); parents, James and Ethel Simmons; brothers and sisters, John, Jim, Fred, Laura Belle, Evelyn and Bina. Leaving to mourn; sons, Rex (Heather) and Morris (Joyce); grandchildren, Jonathan (Sarah), Trlsty (Nancy), Sam, Colin (Karen), Jo-Anna and Ian. Great-grandchildren, Bella, Jasper and Althia; sisters, Maude (Ralph Blundell), Mabel Marsh, Lizzie Ivany and a large circle of nephews, nieces and friends, Rested at Vardy's Funeral Home, Hickman's Harbour. The funeral service officiated by Rev. Vera Abbott took place on November 12th, 2009 from the United Church Britannia with internment following. FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
In loving memory


December 10, 2009

MARSH- Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, on December 4, 2009, Flossie Marsh, age 93. Predeceased by her husband, Samuel; 7 brothers and 3 sisters. She will be sadly missed by her sister, Sophie Toope; large number of nieces and nephews and a large circle of friends. Rested at Vardy's Funeral Home, Hickman's Harbour. Funeral service, officiated by Rev. Vera Abbott, took place on Monday, December 7, 2009 from the United Church, Hickman's Harbour with interment following. FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Fond memories cling

STANLEY, Austin Fraser - December 4, 1939 - November 11, 2009. Passed peacefully away at the G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, Austin Fraser Stanley of Clarenville in his 69th year. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his mother Louise Green of Clarenville; loving companion Lillian Blundon; sons: Dennis Stanley and wife Valerie of Ft. McMurray, AB., Preston Avery of Shoal Harbour; daughters: Debbie Adey and husband Jerry of Ft. McMurray, AB. and Darlene Hammond and husband Paul of Oshawa, Ont.; sisters: Sheila Churchill of Kelowna, BC. Faye Bursey and husband Mervin of Clarenville, Denise Churchill and husband Woodrow of Ft. McMurray, AB and Verlie Ledrew and husband Robert of Bishop's Falls; brothers: Carter Stanley and wife Carol of Hillview and Ross Green and wife Edwina of Shoal Hr.; grandchildren: Justin, Kristin, Caitlin, Douglas, Leanne and Allison, plus a large circle of other family and friends. Predeceased by father Edward Stanley, step-father Enoch Green and sister Dianne Seymour. A private family funeral service was officiated by Father Brian Colbert from Blundon's Funeral Home, Shoal Hr. on Friday November 13, 2009. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Blundon's Funeral Home, Shoal Harbour. To sign our online book of condolences please visit www.blundonsfuneral-home.com
"Loving Memories Last Forever"


December 17, 2009

PENNEY, Roger- Passed peacefully away at his residence in Shoal Harbour on Friday, December 11, 2009, Roger Penney of Burgoyne's Cove, aged 53 years. Predeceased by parents Alfred and May Penney. Left with fond and loving memories his sisters: Marilyn (Harry Adams), Clarenville, Joan (Bruce Anstey), Corner Brook, Doreen Sutton, Alliston, ON and Beverley (Randy Goodyear), Burgoyne's Cove; brothers: Roy Coish (Janette), Kirkfield, ON and Evan Penney (Diane), Middle Sackville, NS, and a large circle of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will take place at a later date.

ROBBINS, Eliab- Passed peacefully away at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Sunday, December 6, 2009, Eliab Robbins of St. Jones Within, aged 82 years. Predeceased by parents William and Emily Robbins; brother John and sister Jean Robbins. Left with fond and loving memories his wife Minnie of 54 years; children Vince (Beverley), Wilf (Michelle), Faye (Gary Stringer), Dale (Sheila), Colleen (Gary Alexander), Terry (Charyl) and Dennis; sisters Vera Robbins; Elva (Doug McCoy), Ena (David Howse) and Anne Robbins; brothers Alan (Frances) and Henry (Olive); 11 grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service took place at Fewer's Funeral Home on Thursday, December 10, 2009 with cremation to follow.

MALONEY, Andrew Michael- we regret to announce the passing of Andrew Michael Maloney, age 67, from Sweet Bay, at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, on December 9, 2009. Predeceased by parents, Andrew Sr. and Ita; sister, Marion and brother, John. Leaving to mourn are his loving wife of 43 years, Vera; children, Robert, Tolson (Roxanne), Tammy (Rick); grandchildren, Blair, Tim, Alana, Aaron, Alexandra, Amber, Andrea; brothers and sisters, Dorothy (Fred), Josephine (Mike-deceased), Theresa (Bernie), Loretta (Lou-deceased), Sadie (Fred-deceased), Jerome (Madonna) and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at the Roman Catholic Church, Sweet Bay, from where the funeral service, officiated by Father David Joy, took place on December 11, 2009 with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island. FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
He will Raise you up on Eagles' wings, Bear you on the breath of dawn, make you to Shine like the sun, Hold you in the palm of His hand.

BARKER, Rose Ellen- Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on December 7,2009, Rose Ellen Barker, age 86 of Open Hall. Predeceased by her husband, Thomas. Leaving to mourn her children; Samuel (Rosalyn), Edward (Mary), Madonna (Harry), John (Gloria), Marie (Hubert) Carmel (Sterling), Bernice (Marlon), Jane (Curtis); 16 grandchildren, 11 greatgrandchildren, sisters; Margaret (Andrew) Lannon and Mary Barker; sisters-in-law; Kay Meaney and Barbara Meaney; special friend, Millie Sullivan and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rested at the Sacred Heart Church, Open Hall from where the funeral service, officiated by Father David Joy, took place on December 10, 2009 with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island. FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Her memory is enshrined in our hearts

HICKS, Mae, February 10, 1927 - November 30, 2009- Passed peacefully away November 30, 2009, at the age of 82 years, Mae Hicks of Bonavista. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories husband of 63 years Bramwell. Sons; Ben (Shirley) of ClarenviUe and Fred (Brenda) of St. John's. Sister; Blanche Caines, Ontario, Sister-in-law; Linda Mouland (Peter), Nova Scotia. Six grandchildren; Stephen (Lana), Nova Scotia; Gregory (Danette), Nova Scotia; Adam (Stacey), Alberta; Jennifer (Wayne),' St. John's; Kathryn (Peter), Alberta; Mark, St. John's. Six great-grandchildren; Benjamin, Emily, Grace, Aaron, Madeline Mae and Rebecca. Funeral service took place from the U.C. Church in Bonavista on December 4th, 2009. Donations may be made in her memory to the Canadian Cancer Society.


December 23, 2009

FROST, Joyce- On the morning of December 14, 2009, surrounded by family, passed peacefully away after a courageous battle with cancer. The last few weeks and days she continued to show her free spirit with laughter and wit. Predeceased by parents Linda and Eli Hutchings of Sunnyside. Leaving to celebrate her life, her husband of 60 years, Clayton; children Sandra Avery (Terry), Wayne Frost (Faye), Judy Holloway (Will), Diane Curtis (Terry) and Shona Stoyles (Boyd); grandchildren Mark (Mandy), Cory (Kim), Jon (Sherry), Leanne (Kevin), Stephanie (Jason), Jenelle (Andrew), Michael (Kayla), David, Max and Racquel; great grandchildren Sarah and Ethan; sisters Lillian (Harold) and Violet; brothers Ralph, Harry (Margaret) and Alex (Wendy); nieces, nephews and a large circle of close relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service took place at Grace United Church, Hillview on Saturday, December 19, 2009. Donations in her memory may be made to Grace United Church, Hillview.

CURL- Passed peacefully away at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Tuesday, December 8, 2009, Philip Curl of Princeton, aged 76 years. Predeceased by parents Solomon and Florence Curl; brothers Harold, Clarence, Solomon Jr., Thomas and step-son Carl Butt. Left with fond and loving memories, wife Harriett; daughter Nancy; son Elvis, stepson Keith Butt (Ruby); sisters Margaret, Lina Dowden (James), Josephine Barrett and Mildred (Jeffrey); brothers Herb (Marie), Grafton (Greta), Wesley (Loretta), Ralph (Helen), Melvin (Clara), Hollis (Laura) and Austin (Ruth); grandchildren Neil, David, Adam, Michael, Teri-Lyn Healy (Jim), Patricia, Anthony and Chesley Butt; great grandchildren Carl Jacob and Taylor Butt and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge where a service of Thanksgiving and Celebration was held on Friday, December 11, 2009. In his memory donations may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.


December 30, 2009

EDDY, Boyd- Passed peacefully away at Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Thursday, December 17, 2009, Boyd Eddy of Garden Cove, aged 87 years. Predeceased by wife Audrey. Left with fond and loving memories children Paulette Worthen (Elliott), Jerry Eddy, Christine Eddy, Susan Higgins (John), Donna Eddy (Rick Phillips) and Scott Eddy; "brother" Don Brinston; ten grandchildren; five great grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at United Church, Garden Cove. Funeral service' took place on Sunday, December 20, 2009 at United Church, Garden Coves with interment at United Cemetery, Garden Cove. In his memory donations may be made to United Church, Garden Cove or Garden Cove Walking Trail.

YETMAN, Rex- Canadian Bluegrass Pioneer. Founder of Canada's first Bluegrass band the York County Boys. Former member of Nfld's Crooked Stovepipe, passed peacefully away after a long illness, fought with courage and dignity, on Friday, December 18, 2009, one day before his 76th birthday. Predeceased by his parents, Bob and Jane Yetman; brothers, Roy (Elizabeth), Sam and Max; brothers-in-law, Gerry Dagenais and Boyd Ivany. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Marie; daughters Susan (Brian), Tina (Jim) and Lesley (Gordon), and son Robert (Amber-Dawn); brother Lloyd (Doreen); sisters Marion, Alma, Jean (Walter); sisters-in-law Belinda and June; cherished grandchildren Michelle (Hunter), Jenny (Mike), Amanda (Rob), Darren, Jonathan, Brandon (Christy), Amber, Jesse and Jordan; 7 precious great grandchildren; and many special nieces and nephews. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home in Lethbridge. A Musical Celebration of his life took place at St. James Anglican Church in Jamestown on Monday, December 21, 2009 followed by the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St. James Memorial Fund. A family memorial will be held in Ontario at a later date.

 

 

Contributed by Joseph Duffett

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