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The Packet
January 2009

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

 

January 8, 2009

HUMBY, May - Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on December 25, 2008, May Humby, aged 87 years of Summerville. Predeceased by her husband, George. Left with fond and loving memories are her children, Dale (Emma), Ford (Linda), Sadie Phillips, Pauline Moss and Paul, along with a number of foster children; six grandchildren, Zachary, Timothy, Gillian, Samantha, Steven, Renee and a circle of other relatives and friends. Rested at the United Church, Summerville. Funeral service was held on Sunday December 28, 2008 from the United Church, Summerville with interment to follow at the United Cemetery, Summerville. In her memory donations may be made to the United Church, Summerville.

YOUNG, Edith Amelia - Passed peacefully away at Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Monday, December 29, 2008, Edith Amelia Young of Musgravetown, aged 65 years. Predeceased by parents, Willis Wiseman and Eva Wiseman - Dominey. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories her husband, Hubert of 23 years; daughters, Daphne (Gordon Spurrell), Dartmouth, NS and Ruby (Rick Keats), Bunyan’s Cove; sons, Hedley Penney (Donna), Eugene Penney (Lori) and Lewis Penney (Linda), all of Bloomfield; step-sons, Woodrow Young, Alberta, Mike Young (Ena), Musgravetown, Peter Young, Clarenville, Steven Young (Darlene), Bunyan’s Cove and Justin Young (Jill), Toronto, ON; sisters, Dorothy (Harris Snow), Benton and Effie (Alvin Skiffington), Bloomfield; brothers, Wilfred Wiseman (Sheila), Ivan Wiseman, Lewis Wiseman (Lydia), all of Bloomfield and Winston Wiseman (Pam), Lethbridge; 14 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Lethbridge. Funeral service held on Thursday, January 1, 2009 at Heritage United Church, Musgravetown with interment at United Cemetery, Musgravetown. In her memory donations may be made to the Cancer Society or Children’s Wish Foundation.

SKIFFINGTON, Maxwell C. - Passed peacefully away at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, St. John’s on Wednesday, December 31, 2008, Maxwell C. Skiffington of Bloomfield, aged 88 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Eliza of 63 years; sons Elihu (Carol), Alvin (Effie) and Derrick (Benita); daughters Maxine (Clayton Parsons) and Judy (Walter Wells); brothers Leslie and Pearce (Jessie); six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Lethbridge. Funeral service held on Sunday, January 4, 2009 from Heritage United Church, Musgravetown with interment at United Cemetery, Musgravetown. In his memory donations may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation or Heritage United Church, Musgravetown.


Jan 15, 2009

SPURRELL, WILFRED:
Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, on January 1, 2009, Wilfred Spurrell, age 61, from Dunfield. Predeceased by mother, Miriam Wiseman (nee Spurrell). Leaving with loving memories are his brother, Sidney (Anita); sisters, Hilda (Tom) Jordan and Sophie (Ben) Peddle; nephews and nieces, Dennis and Conway Spurrell, Jamie, Kelly and Thomas Jr. Jordan and Junior Peddle also leaving to mourn large circle of family and friends. Rested at the United Church, Dunfield from where the funeral service, officiated by Rev. Ben Snook, took place on January 5, 2009 with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island.
Ever remembered, ever loved.

FIFIELD, Janet - Passed peacefully away at Health Sciences Centre, St. John's on Saturday, January 3, 2009, Janet M. Fifield of Trinity East, aged 68 years. Predeceased by husband, Gerald; parents, Alonzo and Alma and sister, Eileen Dewling. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories her daughters, Lorraine (Will Wiseman), Torbay and Adele, Ottawa, ON; son, Phil (Jody), C.B.S., sisters, Winnie House; Anita Bannister and Frances Burrows; three grandchildren, Shane, Abby and Spencer and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Port Rexton. Funeral service took place on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 from Anglican Church, Trinity East with interment at Anglican Cemetery, Port Rexton. In her memory donations may be made to St. Andrew's Church, Trinity East or the Parish of Port Rexton.

TOOPE, Beatrice Mae - Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, St. John's on Tuesday, January 6, 2009, Beatrice Mae Toope of Old Bonaventure, aged 88 years. Predeceased by first husband, Charles Miller and second husband, William Toope. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories her children, Edward Miller (Dot), St. John's, Clayton Toope (Sharon), Mount Pearl, Winston Toope (Lori), Edmonton, AB and Susan (Roy McGrath), George's Brook; sister, Edna Fifield, Port Rexton; brothers, Stephen Spurrell (Ella), St. John's and Frank Doherty (Dorothy), Kitchener, ON; sisters-in-law, Mary Verge and Mary Toope both of Old Bonaventure; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Rested at Anglican Church, New Bonaventure. Funeral service took place on Saturday, January 10, 2008 from Anglican Church, New Bonaventure with interment at Anglican Cemetery, Old Bonaventure. In her memory donations may be made to a charity of ones choice.

PARSONS, Rexine - Passed peacefully away at the Health Science Center, St. John's on Friday January 9, 2009, Rexine Parsons of Bloomfield, aged 71 years. Predeceased by son, Sam Blagdon and parents, Rex and Nellie Greening. Left with fond and loving memories are her husband, Rex of 51 years; children, Anne (Glynn) of Whales, UK; Lynda (Robert) of Winterbrook; Laurie (Craig) of Fort McMurray, AB; John (Susan) of Wetaskain, AB; Renee (Mark) of Edmonton, AB; Scott of Bloomfield; Nina Janes (Cliff) of Calgary, AB; daughter-in-law, Christine Blagdon of Bloomfield; sisters, Geneva Goodwin (John) of St. John's, Kaye Barbour (Jessie) of St. John's, Patricia Melindy (Lloyd) of Springdale, Lynn Perry (Eric) of Bloomfield, Joan Boddez (Gordon) of Alberta, Donna Rae Furlong (Paul) of Alberta; brother, Glenn (Martha) of Mount Pearl; 15 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild along with a number of relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge. Funeral service took place on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 from the Heritage United Church, Musgravetown with interment at the United Cemetery, Musgravetown. In her memory donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation.

MOODY, Florence - Passed away at Golden Heights Manor, Bonavista on Saturday, January 10, 2009, Florence Moody of Champney's West, aged 98 years. Leaving to mourn her brother, Clayton and a number of relatives and friends. Rested at St. Clements Church, Champney's West. Funeral service took place on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 from St. Clements Church, Champney's West with interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Champney's West.

AYLES, FRANCES:
Passed away surrounded by the nature that he so loved on December 2, 2008, Francis Ayles of Brooklyn in his 28th year. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his mother, Marcella; sisters, Linda, Marcella, Joan, Doreen and Diana; brothers, Gerald and Clay, plus a large circle of family and friends. Predeceased by his father Gerald Ayles. Funeral service was officiated by Father D. Joy from St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Plate Cove on Saturday January 10, 2009 with interment following at Summerville Roman Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Carl Ayles, Glen Ayles, Stephen Ayles, Albert Humby, Gary Penney and Brent Russell. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Blundon's Funeral Home, Shoal Harbour. To sign our online book of condolences please visit www.blundonsfuneralhome.com
Someone so special... ...can never be forgotten.


January 22, 2009

DAVIS, Bernard William - Passed peacefully away at Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Tuesday, January 13, 2009, Bill Davis of Musgravetown, aged 59 years. Predeceased by parents Daisy and William Davis; brothers Nelson, Fred and Berkley. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his companion Rita; daughter, Heather Davis; granddaughter, Emily Doris; sister, Marlene Fitzgerald; sisters-in-law, Shirley Davis, Joan Davis and Stella Davis and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge. Funeral service took place on Friday, January 16, 2009 from Heritage United Church, Musgravetown with interment at United Cemetery, Musgravetown.

SMITH, Cal - Passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 11, 2009, Cal Smith of Clarenville, aged 46 years. Predeceased by his father Donald. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Jo-Ann of 24 years; daughters Melissa and Jessica; son Brandon; mother Viola Smith, Long Beach; sisters Marilyn Smith (Patrick), North York, ON and Gall Pippy, Long Beach; brother Otto Smith (Darlene) and niece Cavelle, Oshawa, ON and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service took place on Thursday, January 15, 2009 from St. Mary's Anglican Church, Clarenville with interment at Clarenville Interdenominational Cemetery. In his memory donations may be made to the Smith family.

GREENING, Rhoda - Passed peacefully away at Hoyles Home, St. John's on Sunday, January 11, 2009, Rhoda Greening of Musgravetown, aged 82 years. Predeceased by her husband Roy, daughter-in-law Brenda Greening and brother Jack Fitzgerald. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories her sons, Roger Fitzgerald (Marjorie), Musgravetown, Eric Greening, Lethbridge and Fraser Greening (Donna), Musgravetown; grandchildren, Krystle Howse (Matt), Megan Greening, Stacy Greening (Shawn), Rod Greening (Lori), Kim Osmond (Lee) and Shelley Fitzgerald (Terry); great-grandchildren, Cameron Ellis and William Osmond; sister, Wanda (late Berkley Abbott), Clarenville; brothers, Fred Greening (Verda), Auburn Greening (Ena), Musgravetown, Herbert Greening (Mary), Mount Pearl and Bob Greening (Dorothy), Port Blandford; sister-in-law, Marlene Fitzgerald, Musgravetown and a large circle of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge. Funeral service took place on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 from Heritage United Church, Musgravetown with interment at United Cemetery, Musgravetown.

SPURRELL, William Thomas - We regret to announce the peaceful passing of William Thomas Spurrell, age 78 years, from Gooseberry Cove, at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, on January 10, 2009. Leaving to mourn with many fond and loving memories are his wife of 55 years, Gladys; children, Viola (Wesley), Warrick (Maureen), Geneva (John), Sylvia (Rick) and Jeanette (Dale); 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Levi (Emma), Arthur (Marcie) and Chesley and many other relatives and friends. Rested at the St. Alban's Anglican Church, Gooseberry Cove from where the funeral service, officiated by Rev. N. Chatman and assisted by Mr. Andrew Peddle, took place on January 14, 2009 with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island.
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Heaven is a promise of peace, love, and eternal life for each one who believes.

MARSH, Stewart - It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Avalon Stewart Marsh, age 76, from Hillview, at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, on January 15, 2009. Predeceased by parents, Abasalom and Minnie; wife, Ivy; daughter, Grace; brothers, Llewellyn andTheophilus; sisters, Violet and Aggie. Leaving to mourn are his children, Delphine (Andy Ivany), Woodrow (Barbara), Mondella (James Vivian), Stewart, Graham (Kim), Eric (Glenys), Violet (Peter Short) and Robert (Bonnie); 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Sarah Greening and Lydia Gosse and many other relatives and friends. Rested at the St. Michael's and All Angels Anglican Church, Hillview from where the funeral service, officiated by Rev. Nelson Chatman, took place on Sunday, January 18, 2009 with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island.
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Peace Perfect Peace


January 29, 2009

BLUNDON, Karen Lynn (nee Short)
June 4, 1964 - January 16, 2009

Passed peacefully away in the presence of her loving family, Karen Lynn Blundon (nee Short) on Friday, January 16, 2009 in Fort McMurray, Alberta, age 44. Predeceased by her father Arthur Short. Leaving to mourn, devoted husband of 25 years, Dave; daughter, Katie Lynn (Bradley Ivany); son, Stephen; and granddaughter, Gracie Lynn, all residing in Fort McMurray. Left with fond and loving memories; mother, Elizabeth Short, Clarenville; sisters, Bet Penney (Willis), Clarenville; Viola Pelley, Kitchener, ON; Donna Andrews (David), Georges Brook; brother, Eric (Marty), Clarenville; mother and father-in-law, Fern and Gilbert Blundon, Shoal Harbour; also a large circle of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and friends. Memorial services to celebrate Karen's short but fulfilling life was held 2 p.m. Friday, January 23, 2009 (Fort McMurray, Alberta and St. Mary's Anglican Church, Clarenville).
Forever loved in our hearts you will stay, and in our memories each passing day. In your few short years we have all shared many, many laughs and tears. With a loving heart and a helpful hand you always wanted to do whatever you can. Your family was your biggest joy, oh how you were so proud of your girl and boy. No challenge was too big or small, you would strongly face them all. This one you fought to the bitter end, we are so proud of you Karen. We are at peace just knowing a new guardian is now glowing. Forever loved and remembered by your family

 

 

Contributed by Joseph Duffett

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

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