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The Packet
February 2014

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

 

February 6, 2014

Brenda Baggs (nee Diamond)
Passed on: January 31st, 2014

Passed peacefully away at Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Friday, January 31, 2014, Brenda Baggs of Clarenville, aged 46 years. Predeceased by grandparents Eric and Marjorie Diamond and Bert and Evelyn Rideout. Left with fond and loving memories her husband Scott of 20 years; daughters Laura and Sarah; parents Mac and Ethel Diamond; parents-in-law Chesley and Phyllis Baggs; sister Carol (Bela); brothers David (Dana), Perry (Kim) and Murray (Kim); sisters-in-law Sheryl (Calvin), Dale (Kevin) and Valerie (Doug); brothers-in-law Dexter (Diane) and Bob (Millicent); nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service took place on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at the Salvation Army Citadel, Clarenville with interment at Pleasant Street Cemetery. In her memory donations may be made to the Salvation Army Citadel, Clarenville, the Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society.

Doral Abbott
With great sadness, the family of Doral Abbott announces his sudden passing at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, St. John's on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at the age of 68 years. Predeceased by his parents Samuel and Eliza Abbott, brother William Abbott and granddaughter baby Annabel Abbott. Leaving to mourn, his wife, Diane; son Chris (Rochelle); daughter Sherry (Chris Williams); grandsons Damien Abbott and Calvin Williams; sister Alvina (Fred) Lodge of Port Union; and sister-in-law Shirley Abbott of Bonavista. Also, a large circle of nieces and nephews.

Ruth Clouter
Passed on: January 25th, 2014

Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Saturday, January 25, 2014, Ruth Clouter of Bunyan's Cove, aged 73 Years. Predeceased by her parents Belah & Nellie Penney, sisters Wilhelmina & Greta, brothers; Wilf, Gerald, Alvin, & Eric. Left with fond and loving memories her husband Bond of 52 years, son Ivan (Maxine), four grandchildren; Jackie (Josh), Jonathan (Noelle), Brandon, & Mason, two great grandchildren; Claire & Leah, sister Shirley, brother Barry (Linda), and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge. Funeral service was held 2 P.M. on Thursday, January 30, 2014 from the Anglican Church, Bunyan's Cove with interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Bunyan's Cove. In her memory donations may be made to Diabetic Association.

Martha Chaulk
Passed on: January 26th, 2014

Passed peacefully away at the Dr. Albert O'Mahony Manor, Clarenville on Sunday, January 26, 2014, Martha Chaulk of Deadmans Bay, aged 83 Years. Predeceased by her parents Ephraim & Sarah (Hillier) Stokes, sons; Lawrence & Calvin, daughter Fern, brothers; Herbert & Peter, sisters; Melissa, Daisy, Carrie, Eliza, daughter-in-law Nellie, brothers-in-law Jim, Cecil Cuff, Cecil Pardy, Edwin and Stanley; sisters in law Blanche, Elizabeth. Left with fond and loving memories her son Ernest (Shirley); five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; sister Vera, brother Cecil, sister-in-law Ethel and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge on Monday, January 27, 2014 and the United Church Deadmans Bay, Tuesday, January 28, 2014. Funeral service was held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from the United Church, Deadmans Bay with interment at the Deadmans Point Cemetery. In her memory donations may be made to a charity of ones choice.


February 13, 2014

Melvin Baxter Avery
Passed on: February 7th, 2014

It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Melvin Baxter Avery, age 70, from Long Beach at the Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on February 7, 2014. Predeceased by parents, Walter and Alice Avery and sister, Eugena Spurrell and brother-in-law, Roland Vaters. He leaves to mourn with many fond and loving memories his wife of nearly 45 years, Dinah ; sons, Brian and Conrad; brother, Stanley (Brenda) Avery; sisters, Audrey Vaters, Ida (Cater) King, Ivy (Donald) Spurrell and Christine (Albert) Smith; brother-in-law, Jacob Spurrell; nephews, nieces and many other relatives and friends. Rested at the St. Marks Anglican Church, Long Beach from where the funeral service, officiated by Rev. Robert Tuck and Rev. Myrna Vey, took place on Sunday, February 9, 2014 with interment following at the United Church Cemetery, Long Beach. To sign online condolences please visit vardysfuneralhome.com
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
To those who knew and loved him his memory will never grow old

Bruce Martin
Passed on: February 3rd, 2014

Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on February 3, 2014, Bruce Martin, age 62, from Lower Lance Cove. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service and interment to follow at a later date. Predeceased by his father, Charles Martin and sister Eleanor. Leaving to mourn are his wife, Linda; son, David (Jane); daughter, Kelly (Mike); mother, Mereda Martin; granddaughters, Meghan and Josie; great granddaughter Aurora; brother, Louis, Wayne, Ricky and Randy; sister Barbara, and their families. To sign online condolences please visit vardyfuneralhome.com
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
He lives with us in memory and will forevermore

Rev. Harvey Harris
Passed on: February 5th, 2014

Passed peacefully away at Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 1030 a.m., Rev. Harvey Harris of Shoal Harbour, aged 82 years. Predeceased by his parents John and Sophia Harris of Glovertown and brother Fred. Left with fond and loving memories is his wife Pansy Harris of 60 years; daughter Deborah Mayo, Ottawa, ON; sons Daryl, Cold Lake, AB and David, Moncton, NB; grandchildren Gerry, Kathy, Michael, Jeremy and Justin; great grandchildren William, Sophia and Gerry; sisters Eva and Dorothy; brother Evan; special cousins Bessie Cheeks and Eddie Howse; and a large circle of additional family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service took place on Sunday, February 9, 2014 from Shoal Harbour United Church with interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Shoal Harbour United Church in his memory.

Elva Romaine
Passed on: February 1st, 2014

It is with great sadness, the family of the late Elva Romaine announce her passing on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Bonavista Hospital in her 79th year. Predeceased by her daughter Ruby Durdle: son-in-law Reginald Durdle: parents Grant and Emma Crocker; sisters Maxine Barnes and Gwendline Crocker and brothers Victor and Roy Crocker, brother in law Newman Romaine, sisters in law Gladys Romaine, Geraldine and Elizabeth Crocker. Leaving to mourn with precious, loving memories her husband of 60 years, Fred: son: Garry (Barbara); grandchildren: Christy, Michael (Joanne), Keith (Karen): great grandchildren: Benjamin, Nevaeh, Evan, CJ and Launa: sister: Myra (Gilbert); brothers: Winston (Delores), Ronald (Minnie), Ernie and Wilf (Priscilla); special sister-in-law: Rita; brothers in law George and Victor (Yvette), nieces and nephews and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at the United Church, Newman's Cove. Arrangements entrusted to Strathie's Funeral Home, Bonavista. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 with interment at the United Church cemetery, Newman's Cove. In her memory donations may be made to the United Church, Newman's Cove.
"At the river I stand, guide my feet, hold my hand: Take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home"

Clarence Hollett
Passed on: February 5th, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Clarence Hollett at the G.B. Cross Hospital in Clarenville on Febuary 5, 2014 aged 91 years. Clarence was the first born son of the late William and Hannah Drucella Hollett of North Harbour on August 9, 1922. Predeceased by daughter Trudy Lenherr in 2012, first wife Millicent Hollett 1967 and brother Raymond 2013. He served with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary until retirement in 1967 and was a member of the Newfoundland Real Estate Board. He was an avid fisherman and delighted in spending many hours on the salmon rivers across Newfoundland. He also loved hunting and had many hunting dogs throughout his life. Leaving to mourn his loving Wife, Leonie (nee Stoyles); precious daughters: Shirley Ann Kimple and Florence Jean Christie (John Luddington); Grandchildren James Kimple (Dana) of Brunswick, Georgia Nathalie Dalton, Edmonton, AB Jaime Dalton (Anatole Nykolyshyn), Saint Albert, AB, Tricia Heisler (Andrew), Mississippi Jesse Beaulieu (April), St. Catherine's, ON; 7 Great Grandchildren: Josie and Cooper Kimple, Liam and Rowan Nykolyshyn, Lauryn and Leah Heisler, Jalen Beaulieu; brother Stan (Millie) Williams Lake, B.C., and sisters Phyllis (Jerry) Chaulk, Grand falls, NL, and Olive Pinsent, Grand Falls, NL, other relatives and friends. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home 329 Freshwater Road St John's, on Sunday Feb 9, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. and Monday from 10-12 noon. Funeral service from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Flowers greatly accepted or donations in Clarence's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Margaret LeBlanc
Passed on: February 2nd, 2014
LeBlanc, Margaret
; 94, Gulfport, FL passed away Feb. 2, 2014. She enjoyed helping and giving to others. Throughout the years she also enjoyed sewing, being a member of a Winnebago club and driving back to Newfoundland yearly to visit. Survived by her step son Orland C Brown Jr, step daughters Hope Morse and Kristine LeBlanc, sister Myrtle Reid, brothers William and James Long, several grandchildren, great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Her laughter was contagious, her smile infectious, her adages memorable. She will be missed by all. Life Celebration services for Margaret will be held at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 3747 34th St. S, St. Petersburg, FL, 33711 on February 13 at 4:00 PM. ALifeTribute.com


February 20, 2014

Llewellyn Boyd
Passed on: February 14th, 2014

Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital on Friday, February 14, 2014, Llewellyn Boyd aged 83 years of Harcourt. Predeceased by his parents Lewis and Pearl Boyd; sister Florrie. Left with fond and loving memories are his wife Mary of 53 years; daughters Tona (Wilfred), Bonita (Roger), Dorothy (Dwayne), Kimberly (Everett); seven grandchildren, Christopher, Tara-Lynn, Johnathan, Kristen, Bradley, Michelle; three great grandchildren Amber, Brandi, Ryder; sisters Beulah (Lloyd), Eva, Cassie; brothers Willis (Elaine), Larry (Jenney), Gerald (Nancy), Calvin June, Doug; brother in law Johnny and large circle of family and friends. Rested at United Church, Harcourt. Funeral service was held on Monday, February 17, 2014 from the United Church, Harcourt with interment at the United Cemetery, Harcourt. In his memory donations may be made to the United Church Cemetery fund, Harcourt.

James Philpott
Passed on: February 8th, 2014

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of a very dear father, James Philpott, age 76, on February 8, 2014, at the Dr. G. B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville. Predeceased by his parents, Gilbert and Mary Philpott; wife, Theresa; brother William, sister, Gladys, brothers-in-law, Max Greening and Fent Oldford. He leaves to mourn with many fond and precious memories, his only child, daughter, Cynthia Philpott; sister-in-law, Eileen Oldford; nieces, Michele Keats and family and Connie Diamond and family. Rested at the Portland United Church from where the funeral service, officiated by Rev. Silas G. Rodgers, took place on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 with interment following. To sign online condolences please visit vardysfuneralhome.com
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Resting with the one he loved

Ethel G. Barrett
Passed on: February 12th, 2014

Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, Ethel Barrett of Come-by-Chance, aged 68 Years. Predeceased by her husband Kenneth, sisters; Emmie, Velma, nephew Curtis, father Lemuel. Left with fond and loving memories her daughters; Stephanie (Stephen), Lisa (Randy), grandchildren; Keegan, Gracie, mother Hannah Bella Pearce, sisters; Joyce (Eldred), Judy (Nelson), brothers; Wayde (Thelma), Randy, half brother Raymond Pearce (Bertha), half sister Jessie Myles and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at St. Paul's Anglican - United Church, Come-by-Chance. Funeral service was held 2 P.M. on Saturday, February 15, 2014 from St. Paul's Anglican - United Church, Come-by-Chance with interment at the Interfaith Cemetery, Come-by-Chance.

Catherine Irene Mayne (Saint)
Born In: Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Born: May 28th, 1926
Passed in: Roswell, Georgia, United States
Passed on: February 12th, 2014

passed away on February 12, 2014 at the age of 87. She was born May 28, 1926 in Bonavista, a small fishing village on the eastern coast of Newfoundland. She met her husband, Albert P. Mayne, USN, while working as a telephone operator on the Argentia Naval Base. They built a home on a bay in Dunville where they began their family of six children. They moved to Long Island in 1963, and a few years later to Cherry Hill, NJ. In 1980 Kay and Al retired to Orlando, Florida, where they enjoyed having their children and grandchildren visit. Catherine was an avid knitter and a leader in the "Sunshine Ladies" who knitted things for the needy. Her other passions included being with dogs, watching the birds and doing puzzles. After Albert passed away in 2005 she moved to Atlanta to be closer to three of her children. Family and friends will always remember her thoughtfulness, endearing smile and all the wonderful things she made for them! Catherine is predeceased by her husband Albert Paul, and her son Alan Phillip. Surviving children include Dr. Paul Mayne of Marietta, GA; Cathy Mayne of Henniker, NH; Donna Mayne of Brigantine, NJ; Terry (Colella) Donovan of Jacksonville, FL; and Rex Mayne of Alpharetta, GA. She is also survived by her niece, Yvonne Bradbury of St. John's, NL, and her nephew, Duncan Abbott of Gambo, NL. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held for Catherine on March 1 from 2:00-5:00 at the Gala, 3760 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta. We invite friends and anyone who knew Catherine to stop by. Donations may be made to Happy Tails at www.happytailspets.org or any animal organization of your choice.


February 27, 2014

Judy Best
Passed on: February 19th, 2014

Passed away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Judy Best of Port Rexton aged 53 years. Left with fond and loving memories her companion Rod Hobbs; her children Lee Short (Melanie Pitcher) of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Krista Gibbons of Amherst, Nova Scotia, Michael Gibbons (Madeline Ross) of Nova Scotia; grandchildren Madison Arrseneau, Chace Short, Macelyn Gibbons; sisters Brenda Smith (Randell) of Cold Lake, Alberta, Jennifer Freeman (Wayne) of Champneys, Lovie Long (Frank) of Champneys, Valerie Watton of Edmonton, Alberta; brothers Randy Wiseman (Kerrianne Bailey) of Edmonton, Alberta, Will Wiseman (Lorraine) of Torbay, Scott Wiseman (Donna) of Edmonton, Alberta and a large circle of family and friends. Remains rested at St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Trinity East. Funeral Service took place on Sunday, February 23, 2014 from the St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Trinity East with cremation to follow. In her memory, donations may be made to the St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Trinity East.

Alex Reid
Passed on: February 20th, 2014

Passed away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, St. John's on Thursday, February 20, 2014, Alex Reid of Sunnyside, aged 78 years. Predeceased by parents George and Annie, brothers and sisters. Left with fond and loving memories his wife Nina of 52 years; children Darrell (Sheila), Roxanne (Lorne) and Rhonda (Stephen); grandchildren Nicholas, Mitchell, Daniel, Christopher and Sarah; sister Doris (Naaman), and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at United Church, Sunnyside. Funeral service took place on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the United Church, Sunnyside with interment at United Cemetery, Sunnyside. In his memory donations may be made to the United Church, Sunnyside.

Marie F. Dalton
Passed suddenly away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, Marie Dalton of Clarenville, aged 85 Years. Predeceased by her parents John & Annie Bowers, sister Betty Freeman, brothers; Pearce Bowers, Stan Bowers, infant grandson Laurie Warren, sisters-in-law; Phyllis Bowers, Audrey Bowers, brother-in-law Gordon Bartlett. Left with fond and loving memories her husband Philip of 60 years, daughter Kay Warren (Ern), grandchildren; Amy Melanson (Greg), Lee Warren (Sherry), great grandchildren; Robin-Lynn Warren, Casey Melanson, Lyla Melanson, sister Shirley Bowers, brothers; Ray Bowers, Elmo Bowers, (Sadie), Cyril Bowers, (Jean), sisters-in-law Florence Tippett, Erma Dalton (Lorne), brother-in-law Jake Dalton, (Debbie) and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service was held 2 P.M. on Friday, February 21, 2014 from the Salvation Army Citadel, Clarenville with interment at the Interdenominational Cemetery, Clarenville. Donations to Salvation Army Citadel or Charity of one's choices.

Emma Duffett
Born In: Birchy Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Born: December 5th, 1931
Passed in: Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: February 9th, 2014
Duffett, Emma Jane (Harnett)

Passed peacefully away, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Bonavista Hospital, age 82 years. Predeceased by her husband Edmund and son Barry. Leaving to mourn daughters Linda Whalen (Bert), Patsy Abbott (Roy), sons Bruce (Peggy), Alex (Cindy), Shawn (Peggy Lee), grandchildren Andrew, David, Barry, Angela, Bryan, Cody, Jordan, Adrian and Dylan, brother Stanley Harnett (Hilda), sisters-in-law Susie Duffett, Gladys Harnett, Edna Harnett and Alma Butt (Tom) and special friend Gladys Stagg. Funeral was held at St. Peter's Anglican Church, Catalina on February 12, 2014, interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Catalina. Emma was an active, beloved member of the Trinity Bay North community. She will be missed by her family and many friends, young and old.
"A Mother's death is the first sorrow wept without her"

 

 

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