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The Packet
February 2010

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

 

February 4, 2010

SKEFFINGTON, Kenneth- Passed away suddenly at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, St. John's on Thursday, January 28, 2010, Ken Skeffington of Musgravetown, aged 41 years. Predeceased by grandfather Maxwell Skeffington. Left with fond and loving memories his wife Judy of 12 years; daughters Simone' and Jessica; sons Christian and Riley; parents Elihu and Carol Skeffington; grandmother Eliza Skeffington; mother-in-law Loretta Peddle; great mother-in-law Dorothy Peddle; brothers Gordon Everett and Michael Everett; aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends. Resting at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge. Funeral service took place on Monday, February 1, 2010 from Heritage United Church, Musgravetown with interment at United Cemetery, Musgravetown.

CHATMAN- passed away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on January 21, 2010, Minnie Chatman, age 62, from Cannings Cove. Predeceased by parents Frederick & Gertrude Tucker. Leaving to mourn are: her loving husband, Rancefield; children, Norma (Terry), Bonnie, Corey (Melissa); grandchildren; Mark (Tiffany), Melissa, Samantha, Colby, Corey Jr., Mayara; great-grandchild, Kurt and many other relatives and friends. Cremation took place and a memorial service, officiated by Rev. Isaac Hutchings, took place on Monday January 25, 2010 from the St. John the Divine Anglican Church, Cannings Cove. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island. FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Where, O death, is thy victory? Where, O death, is thy string?

STRONG, H. Jessie- Passed peacefully away at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa, ON on Saturday, January 23, 2010, Jessie Strong, aged 85 years. Beloved wife of the late James; cherished mother of Ruth (Bryan), Barbara (Ron), Paul (Joan), Lorna (Jerry) and Michael; loving grandmotht.. f Nicole, Dwayne, David, Tara, Robert (Danielle), Karla, Jason and Benjamh, loved great-grandmother of Dylan, Chloe and Marcus; sister of Leslie Barnes, Ruth MacKenzie, Eric Barnes (Audrey) and Joan Payne (Douglas). She also leaves behind a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service took place on Saturday, January 30, 2010 from Memorial United Church, Clarenville with interment at United Cemetery, Church Hill, Clarenville. In her memory donations may be made to Memorial United Church, Clarenville.

VOKEY- We regret to announce the passing of Caroline Whitty Vokey, age 79, from Trinity, at the Health Science Complex, St. John's, on January 27, 2010. Predeceased by son, Chester and sister-in-law, Doris Hall (Al, deceased). Leaving to mourn, husband, Henry; children, Stanley (Barbara), Jane Sparke (Bob), Howard (Tamar), Cyril (Sheila), Josephine Johnson (Hedley), Alonzo (Stella), Wayne (Sharon), Bonnie Morgan (Don), David, Austin (Shirley), Ivan, Bernice Marsh (Darryl); 29 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; brothers, Thomas Vatcher (Janet), Kenneth Vatcher (Ada); sister, Sarah Cooper (Melvin, deceased); brothers-in-law, Joe (Florence), Wilson (Elaine); sisters-in-law, Evelyn George (Eliol-deceased), Muriel Dewling (Harvey, deceased), Irene George (Theodore), Florence Scott (William), Phyllis Vokey (Samuel, deceased), Bernice Vokey (Reginald, deceased) and many other relatives and friends. Rested at the Mortuary Chapel, Trinity. The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Chuck Lockhart, assisted by Rev. Robert Oldford and Lay Minister, Hedley Johnson, took place on January 31, 2010, from St. Paul's Anglican Church with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island. FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
God shall wipe away all tears...there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be anymore pain: for the former things are passed away.

FURLONG, Michael Francis- Age 98 yrs, passed peacefully away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, on January 25, 2010. Predeceased by parents Samuel and Martha Furlong, brother James, adopted sister Bridget Walsh, wife Nellie, son Samuel, son-in-law Thomas Ricketts and many other cherished family members and friends. Left with fond and loving memories are his sons: Samuel and Michael (Anne Marie); daughter Mary Ricketts; grandchildren: Joy Ricketts-Hayter (Richard), Michael, Matthew and a very extensive circle of family and friends. He was known as Mike France or Skipper and his bright smile, wise jokes and the attitude of living each day as it was, for tomorrow may never come, made everyone in his presence feel welcomed. He always enjoyed a good trip in the water and a daily drink or two, he will be greatly missed by many but will always hold a special place in the hearts of the people that knew him. Thanks to all that was there for him and his family throughout this difficult time and a special thank you to the staff at the hospital for showing such tender care for the skipper. Rested at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Plate Cove from where the funeral service, officiated by Father David Joy, took place on Thursday, January 28, 2010 with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island. FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Too well loved to ever be forgotten


February 11, 2010

GREENING, Frank- Passed away at Clarenville Retirement Center on Friday, February 5, 2010, Frank Greening of Musgravetown, aged 83 years. Predeceased by wife Esmaralda. Left with fond and loving memories his children Gordon (Evelyn), Musgravetown, Marvin (Evelyn), Labrador City, daughter Diane Avery (Ray Adey), Wyoming, ON and Gary (Trixie), Clarenville; eight grandchildren: Suzette (Gerald) Chatman, Jamie (Marler/e), Steven (Christine), Danny, Kelly (Brian) Lucas, Kristen, Kim, Gabe; six great grandchildren: Lauren, Drew, Emma, Meghan, Lana, Brayden; sisters: Dorothy, Shirley, and Mavis; brothers: Albert, Adolphus and Harvey and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge. Funeral service took place on 8th day of February, 2010 at the Salvation Army Citadel, Musgravetown with interment at Salvation Army Cemetery, Musgravetown.

TOOPE, Meta Agnes- Passed peacefully away at the Golden Heights Manor, Bonavista, on February 4, 2010, Meta Agnes Toope, age 81, from Trinity. Predeceased by parents Freeman Bennett and Ellen Bennett-Shears. Leaving to mourn her loving husband, Francis; children: Thomas (Yvonne) and Patricia (Glenn); grandchildren: Terri-Lynn, (Reg), Loribeth, Ryan, Samantha, Kathleen, Tiffany, Nathan; great-grandchildren: Jasmine, Jessica; brothers: Ray (Ima), Frazer (Hughena), George (Elaine) and many other relatives and friends. Rested at the Mortuary Chapel and St. Paul's Anglican Church, Trinity from where the funeral service, officiated by Rev. Chuck Lockhart, took place on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island. FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
She loved people and laughter

SPURRELL, Linda Florence- It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing on February 2, 2010, of Linda Florence Spurrell, age 60 from Dunfield. Predeceased by parents Ronald and Mary Yetman and brothers, John and Levi and sister Ethel (Tom). Leaving to mourn with many precious memories are her children: Sherry ( Stephen ) Locke, Terry (Tanya ) and Perry (Darlene); grandchildren: Nathan, Nicholas, Julia and Lily; special friend, Clayton Spurrell; brothers and sisters: Ralph (Frances), Dave (Florence), Joey (Doreen), Wil ( Marge), Mary (Joe) and Violet (John) and many other relatives and friends. Rested at the Grace United Church, Dunfield from where the funeral service, officiated by Rev, Robert Tuck, took place on Sunday, February 7, 2010 with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island. FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
To know her was to love her

DODGE, Jonah Mathias- Passed peacefully away at the age of 84 on January 31, 2010 at his home in Mt. Pearl, Jonah Mathias Dodge. Lovingly remembered and will be sadly missed by his wife Ann (Seaward); children: Ted, Hal, Jaunita, Sharon, Perry, Melvin, Brian, Susanne and Marshall; 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Cremation followed and a private service was held and was laid to rest on February 3, 2010 in Little Hearts Ease. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island. FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
We will all miss you Dad

KEATS, Stewart- Passed peacefully away at Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, Stewart Keats of Bunyan's Cove, aged 90 years. Predeceased by his wife Louise. Left with fond and loving memories his daughter Patsy (Alvin Greening) of Musgravetown; sons: Larry (Shirley) and Sam Hurt (Delphine), both of Bunyan's Cove; sister Violet Rowsell of Grand Falls- Windsor; brother Bert Keats (Lily) of Bloomfield; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at United Church, Bunyan's Cove. Funeral service took place on Thursday, February 4, 2010 from United Church, Bunyan's Cove with interment at United Cemetery, Bunyan's Cove. In his memory donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation.

JANES, William Robert- Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on February 1, 2010, William Robert Janes, age 68 from Lower Lance Cove, Random Island. Predeceased by his loving wife of 29 years, Gladys (nee Bowring) and his parents, David and Hazel Janes. Survived by and left to mourn are his daughters, Cindy Janes (Walt) of Cannings Cove and Lori Janes-Cole (Allen) of Chilliwack, British Columbia; sister, Elizabeth Bowring of Britannia; brother, Walter (Linda) of St. John's; grandsons, Stephen Faught (Oshawa, ON) and Kevin Janes-Cole (Chilliwack, British Columbia) and his cherished partner Angela Clench and many other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island. FAMIILY CARING FOR FAMILY
At rest

COOPER, Mildred- Passed peacefully away, February 5th, Mildred Cooper of Trinity East. Leaving to mourn, daughter Linda (Rob); sons: Lester (Andrea) and Arthur (Pafn); granddaughters: Alesla (Larry), Jaime (Jeff), Amanda (David), Lesley (Sean) ana Hilary; grandson David (Clare); step-grandson Peter; great granddaughters Hannah and Andie Jane; brother Seymour (Sybil); sister Madeline; sisters-in-law Frances, Vernie (Jim), Miriam (Clar), Mildred (Claude), Phyllis and a large circle of family and friends, Rested at the Anglican Church, Trinity East from where the funeral service, officiated by Rev. Valerie Glllam took place on Monday, February 8, 2010 with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random island. FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Mom lived as she died with grace and dignity.
You will be missed, we love you


February 18, 2010

PRINCE, Rose- July 27, 1908 - February 11, 2010. Rose passed peacefully away on February 11, 2010 at Mackenzie Place, Newmarket, Ontario at the age of 101. Predeceased by her husband Reginald (1958) and three children (Douglas, Doris, Dora). Loving mother of Hubert (Shirley), Clarence, Baxter (Effie), Jean (John), Lorraine and Cluney (Margie). Cherished grandmother of 13 grandchildren, 16 greatgrandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren. Rose will also be remembered by her many caring nieces, nephews and friends. Rested at St. Thomas Anglican Church, Charleston from where the funeral service took place on Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island. FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Too well loved to ever be forgotten

VERGE, Colin, E.- Passed away suddenly on February 4, 2010 at the age of 59, Colin Verge. Lovingly remembered and will be sadly missed by his wife Linda, son Mike (KataVina), daughter Arlene (Jeff), and four grandchildren Samantha, Jonathan, Adam and Gabriel. Also left to mourn, three brothers Ed, Harold and Rupert, and three sisters Daisy, Jessie and Sue, as well as a large circle of family and friends. Funeral service took place on February 10, 2010 at St. Clements Anglican Church, Chapney's West. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island. FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Ever Remembered Ever Loved

LETHBRIDGE, Moses H.- Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on Saturday, February 6, 2010, Moses H. Lethbridge of Lethbridge, aged 89 years. Predeceased by wife Myrtle, sister Hazel (Frank) and brother Burke (Lynn). Left with fond and loving memories sons: Wilfred (Myra) and Robert (Heather); grandchildren: Damian (Melanie), Danielle (Marc), Joshua, Amy and Becky; sisters: Gladys (Angus), Olive (Wilf) and Jessie (Burt) and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge. Funeral service took place on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at the United Church, Lethbridge with interment at United Cemetery, Lethbridge. Moses had deep compassion for all people, but those he cherished most were his family and friends. We are blessed to have known him as a father, grandfather and friend. Moses loved music; it was a big part of his life. Donations may be made in memory of Moses H. Lethbridge to your choice of either Heritage Collegiate Music Fund, Lethbridge, NL (Contact Robert Young @ 467-2717) or United Church Lethbridge (Contact Anne Penney @ 467-5706).


February 25, 2010

LEBLANC, Lorraine- Passed away suddenly at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John's on Tuesday, February 16,2010, Lorraine LeBlanc of Bloomfield, aged 50 years. Predeceased by father Gordon Howse; brothers Barry and Robert Howse; mother-in-law Phoebe LeBlanc. Left with fond and loving memories her husband James of 30 years; daughters Samantha Masters (Jamie) and Michelle; mother Florence Howse; father-in-law Joseph LeBlanc; sister Maisie Stringer (Oliver); brother Leaman Howse (Thelma); grandsons Noah, Evan and Miguel Masters and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge. Funeral service took place on Friday, February 19, 2010 at the Salvation Army Citadel, Musgravetown with interment at Salvation Army Cemetery, Musgravetown.

GREEN, Nathan- Passed away suddenly at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, Nathan Green of Little Hearts Ease, aged 81 years. Predeceased by brother Eugene and sister Rachel Whalen. Left with fond and loving memories his wife Marie of 54 years; daughters Lorna Dean, Angela Bursey, Trudy Napalone (Tony) and Juanita Soper (Dennis); grandchildren, great grandchildren; sisters Clemy Simmons, Emma Whalen (Hedley) and Katie Smith; brother Petley (Tilley); brother-in-law Bill Whalen and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Little Hearts Ease. Funeral service took place on Friday, February 5, 2010 at the Salvation Army Citadel, Little Hearts Ease with interment at Salvation Army Cemetery, Little Hearts Ease.

Mary Elizabeth Skiffington Nee Carpenter
Dec. 1, 1922-Feb. 18, 2010

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our dear mother, nan, grams and best friend on Feb. 18, 2010 at Brampton, Ontario at the age of 87. Mary was a devoted wife to the late Earl Skiffington who predeceased her on Apr. 17,1985, she was the beloved mother to her daughter Fern and husband Howard Calahan, Fred and wife Beulah, Tony and wife Eileen, Diane, Clayton and wife Whilimena and her daughter Judy who predeceased her on Mar. 17, 2005. Mom will be remembered by her 5 children, 16 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 14 great great-grandchildren and her many friends. Our precious mom leaves a legacy in our memory of unconditional love, encouragement and compassion. No matter what the situation, good or bad she was always there, our stronghold. The scripture states, "she did what she could". Mom your love and warm smile will be missed by all forever. Goodnight our angel we will see you in the morning. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island. FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye, in every gesture, dignity and love

 

 

Contributed by Joseph Duffett

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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