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The Packet Obituaries
January 2001

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

 

LODGE, Alexander
Passed peacefully away on Monday, January 1st 2001 at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Complex while surrounded by his family, Alexander Lodge, aged 74 years, formerly of Port Union. Predeceased by his wife Olive (1964); daughter Karen (1957); brother Frederick (1965); and sister Gertrude (1965). Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, his wife Marjorie; children June (Doug) Sweetland, Brenda Joy, Lorne (Jeanette), Alexine (Calvin) Taylor, Bronson (Sherry); step-children; Ron (Sandy) Price, Junior (Lorraine) Price, Ambrosene (Fred) Follett, Rita Bonnell; brothers: Lloyal (Jean), Victor (Elsie), Russell (Marion); sister, Ella (Eric) Hill; 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces; also a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at White Dove Funeral Home, Fortune, January 2, 2001, and Strathies Funeral Home, Catalina, January 3-4, 2001. Funeral service was held January 5, 2001 at Bethany United Church, Catalina, with interment at United Church Cemetery, Catalina.
"...and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever."

REX, Sterling
Passed away suddenly at his home in Port Rexton on Monday January 1, 2001 an employee of Works, Services and Transportation, Sterling Rex aged 57 years. Predeceased by his mother Rita (1991) and father, John (1993). Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are wife Yvonne (Hicks) of 31 years; son Christopher, Port Rexton, sister Effie Brown (James), Port Rexton, brother Alex (Betty) Foxtrap; brother-in-law, Donald Hicks (Marcie) Buchans, mother-in-law Lenora Hicks, Bonavista and a large number of other relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Port Rexton. Funeral service was held Thursday, January 4, 2001 from Christ Church, Port Rexton, with interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Port Rexton.

CHAULK, Sarah Annie
Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital on January 2, 2001, Sarah Annie Chaulk of Charlottetown in her 77th year. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories husband Robert of 50 years; son Victor (Violet), Charlottetown; daughter Kimberly (Stanley Tucker), Charlottetown; six grandchildren; plus a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on January 5, 2001 from the Salvation Army, Charlottetown and was conducted by Capt, Sherry George. Interment was at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Charlottetown. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Blundon's Funeral Home, Shoal Harbour.

NORMAN (Johnson) Bertha
Passed peacefully away at her daughter's residence in Toronto on January 3, 2001, Mrs. Bertha Norman of Port Union, aged 88 years. Predeceased by her loving husband, John, infant son Harold, sister, Bessie Stead (Samuel) brother Cecil Johnson, son-in-law Cyril Porter and beloved grandsons, Raymond and Edgar Norman. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories: two daughters, Myrtle Chard (Fred), Port Union, and Rosalind Porter Hamilton (John), Toronto; three sons: Edgar (Viola), Port Rexton, Dr. Jabez (Wilma), Bonavista, and Maxwell (Betty), Toronto; brother Jabez Johnson (Josie) and sister Evelyn Stead, Little Catalina; sister Bertha Jeans (Forward) and sister-in-law Rachel Dalton, Port Union; 19 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 5 step great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Also a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on January 8, 2001, from Bethany United Church in Catalina with interment at the United Church Cemetery, Catalina.

PERRY, Richard
Passed away on January 3, 2001, Richard Perry, aged 38 years. Predeceased by his parents George (1985) and Elizabeth (1988) Perry. Leaving to mourn three sisters: Anne Sharples (Robert), Stewiacke, NS, Nicola Carlson (Jack), Corner Brook, Jennifer Perry (Gerald Yetman), Holyrood; three nieces: Kimberley, Katherine, and Krista Sharples; two nephews: Michael and Robert Carlson; as well as a large circle of friends and co-workers at the Eastern Regional Support Board. Rested at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue. Funeral service was held on Sunday, January 7, 2001 from Barrett's Chapel. Cremation to follow. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in his memory may be made to the Diabetes Association.

STOYLES, Elliott
Passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, January 6, 2001, Elliott Stoyles of Mount Pearl, aged 60 years. Retired from Canadian Armed Forces after serving 25 years with Communications Research. Predeceased by his parents Dorothy and Olin Stoyles. Leaving to mourn his wife Betty; only daughter Kimberley (Jerry Earle); one very special grandson Riley; two brothers Alwin, Toronto and Chris (Susan), Courtenay, BC; two sister Ena (Warren Avery), Deep Bight and Rosalind (Pierre Brisebrois), Montreal; five nieces, four nephews and a large number of relatives and friends. Rested at Grace United Church, Hillview. Funeral was held Wednesday, January 10, 2001 from Grace United Church, Hillview with interment at United Church Cemetery, Hillview. In his memory donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

JACOBS, Annie
Passed peacefully away at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Sunday, January 7, 2001, Annie Jacobs of Little Hearts Ease, aged 93 years. Predeceased by husband Samuel (1962), daughter Melvie (1996) and son Max (2000). Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are daughters Marion Fotte, Sunnyside, Joyce (Lindsay Jacobs), Toronto, ON and Wavie (Clifford Avery), Long Beach; sons Wilson (Annie), Clarenville, Stewart (Louise), Levi and Cecil (Alice), all of Little Hearts Ease; one sister Edith Mae Baker (Nicholas), Deer Lake; 27 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren and a large number of relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Little Hearts Ease. Funeral service was held Tuesday, January 9, 2001 from Salvation Army Citadel, Little Heart's Ease with interment at Salvation Army Cemetery.

QUINTON, William James,
WW11 Veteran

Passed peacefully away at St. Claire's Mercy Hospital on Sunday, January 7, 2001, William James Quinton, aged 77 years. Leaving to mourn his loving wife Clara, favorite pet Quin; brothers-in-law Clarence Weir, John Weir (Rita), Allan Weir (Edna), David Weir (Beatrice); sister-in-law Martha Quinton, Maggie Quinton, Mary Horan, Murial Chafe, Catherine Spitzig (Howard), Olive Chafe (Llewellyn), Laura Burry, Gladys Weir; as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Visitation took place at Barrett's Funeral Home, St. John's. Funeral service was held on Wednesday, January 10, 2001 at St. George's Anglican Church, Petty Harbour with interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Petty Harbour. Donations in his memory may be made to St. George's Anglican Church, Petty Harbour.

GILL, Ariel
Passed peacefully away at her home on Monday, January 8, 2001, Ariel Etta Gill of Burgoyne's Cove, aged 66 years. Predeceased by daughter Diane, 1965. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband Laudrick of 47 years; daughters Andrea (Shawn Clarke), Judy (Andy Goodyear) and Patricia (Paul Goodyear), all of Brampton, ON; sons David (Brenda), Lethbridge, Ivan (Karen), Courtice, ON, Randy (Katherine), Angus, ON and Gary (Sheila), Brampton, ON; sister Eleanor (William Parrott), Petley, Lavinia (Melvin Carberry), Oshawa, ON, Maxine (Wayne Hiscock), Foxtrap, Shirley, Tyne Valley, PEI and Ruby, Burgoyne's Cove; brothers James, Burgoynes Cove, Harvey (Rubena), Burgoyne's Cove, Chesley (Doreen), Aurora, ON, William, Kirkfield, ON and Maxwell (Evelyn), Manuels; grandchildren Robbie, Kimberley, Bradley, Derek, Patricia, Jennifer, Roxann, Nicole, Ryan and Savanna; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rested at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Burgoyne's Cove. Funeral service held on Friday, January 12, 2001 from St. Mary's Anglican Church, Burgoyne's Cove with interment at Anglican Cemetery, Burgoyne's Cove. Donations in her memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation.

HOOKEY, Alonzo
Passed peacefully away at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Wednesday, Jan 10, 2001, Alonzo Hookey of Champney's West, aged 96 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Emma of 66 years; sons Austin (Betty), Champney's West and Leslie (Clarice), Shoal Harbour; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at St. Clement's Anglican Church, Champney's West. Funeral service took place on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001 from St. Clement's Anglican Church, Champney's West with interment at the Anglican Cemetery. Donations in his memory accepted to the Anglican Cemetery Fund, Champney's West.

NORRIS, Levi
Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital January 10, 2001 Levi Norris of Clarenville in his 56th year. Predeceased by his parents Joshua and Mary Jane; brothers Joshua and Billy; sister Florence and brother-in-law Wayne Reid. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories daughter Tracey and husband Murley Soper; Violet Green, mother of Tracey; granddaughter Jade of Clarenville; sisters Eva Norris (Allister), Cassie Reid and Goldie Peddle (William); brothers Stanley Norris (Geneva) and Levi Stringer (Alma) plus a large circle of other family and friends. Pastor Hamel and Captain Blackler officiated the funeral service from Calvary Pentecostal Tabernacle Church, Clarenville January 13, 2001 with interment at the Clarenville Interdenominational Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Blundon's Funeral Home, Shoal Harbour.

DUFFETT, Edmund
Passed away on January 11, 2001 at Golden Heights Manor, Edmund Duffett of Catalina, aged 74 years. Predeceased by his son Barry (1981), parents and brother Levi House (1999). Leaving to mourn wife Emma (Harnett), daughters Linda (Bert) Whalen, Mount Pearl, and Pat (Roy) Abbott, Bonavista, sons Bruce (Peggy), Bonavista, Alex (Joan) and Shawn, Catalina. Brother John (Susie), Catalina, sisters Alma (Tom) Butt, Hickman's Harbour, and Kate Baker, New Minas, NS; five grandchildren; Andrew Barry, David, Angela and Bryan; plus a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Strathie's Funeral Home, Catalina. Funeral service was held on Sunday, January 14, 2001 at St. Peter's Anglican Church, Catalina, with interment at the Anglican Cemetery.

VARDY, Austin Weldon
August 23, 1924 - January 18, 2001

memorable Maritimer died peacefully in Sidney, BC. Predeceased by his loving wife Claire Vardy (nee Roberts). Austin is survived by his beloved children: Donna Benson, Sidnet, BC, Gerald Vardy, Mansfield, ON, and Darlene Corcoran, Sidney, BC and six adoring grandchildren: Chrystie, Benjamin, Chelsea, Dia, Breanne, and Jordan. Austin was born and grew up in Newfoundland, then later moved in Toronto and Oakville, ON. He was a salesman for Morgan Paper Products for many years. After retiring, Austin and Claire operated a business called Nan and Pop's Pine Shop in Bampbellville and later in Mahone Bay, NS. Austin recently moved to Sidney, BC to be close to his family. He will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his many relatives and a world full of friends. Interment and memorial service is planned for late May in Hickman's Harbour, Newfoundland.

TILLEY, Augustus Donald
Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Center on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, Augustus Donald Tilley, in his 82nd year. Left with loving memories are his wife Edna; four daughters: Donna Down (Roger), Clarenville, Judy Kearley (Roy), Ottawa, Christine Milley (Garry), Peterborough, and Deborah Lush, St. John's. Also celebrating Gus' life are his grandchildren: Adrian (Tiffany) and Matthew Collins, Michael (Marsha) and Meridith Down, Erika, Andrew and Philip Milley, and Alison and Christopher Lush; and his great-grandchildren Elizabeth and Jonathan Collins. Gus is also remembered by his brother John (Jean), Springdale; and his sister Nina (Hiram) Silk, grand Falls. Also left to mourn are family members: Mabel Starkes, Nippers Harbour, Frank Tilley, Embree, Olive Fudge, Lewisporte, Joan Randell, Nippers Harbour, Elsie Crewe, King's Point, Greta Osmond, Baie Verte and Eileen Finnin, British Columbia. The family offers its heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Fourth Floor and Dialysis Unit, to Robert Hayes (Security) and Sister Dolorosa Brennan (Pastoral Care) at the Health Sciences Center, who treated Gus with love and respect during the last three years. Rested at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 reshwater Road, St. John's. Funeral service took place on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at St. John's First Assembly Church, Blackmarsh Road, with interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kids Connection, St. John's First Assembly Church.

VIVIAN, Edith
Passed peacefully away at her home on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, Edith M. Vivian of Clarenville, aged 66 years. Predeceased by her mother and father, Leticia and Ronald Fry and her sister Rhoda Prince. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her sons Scott (Tina), St. John's, Richard, Stephenville and Ronald (Lorraine), Tumbler Ridge, BC; sister Thelma (Jim Holden), Prince George, BC; brithers Gordon (Barbara), Clarenville, Ingram (Ruby), Charleston, Malcolm (Floss), Barrie, ON; four grandchildren Lesley Ann, Megan, Nicole and Andrew and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service held Friday, January 26, 2001 from St. Mary's Anglican Church, Clarenville with interment at Interdenominational Cemetery, Clarenville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation.

CURTIS, Maber
Passed peacefully away on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2001 at the Interfaith Home for Senior Citizens, Corner Brook, Maber Blanche Curtis, formerly of Portland, Bonavista Bay, in her 90th year. Predeceased by her husband George (1968), grandson Roger (1981) and son Clayron (1989). Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories son David (Blanche), Corner Brook; daughter Sybil, Bloomfield; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge. Funeral service was held at Portland United Church on January 28, 2001 with interment at Portland Cemetery.

 

 

Contributed by Sharon Oldford-Oram

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