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The Packet
January 2017

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

 

January 5, 2017

Dorothy Vardy
Passed on: December 22nd, 2016

With great sadness, the family of Dorothy Vardy announce her passing on December 22, 2016, one day before her 91st birthday. Leaving to mourn her loving husband of 68 years, Roy; daughter Dianne; son William (Nadine); adored grandchildren Stephen (Megan), Shannon (Kaya), Grant (Sonya) and Danielle (Duane). She is survived by her sister Helen. Predeceased by son-in-law Kenneth; sisters Hilda and Viney; brothers Harold, Clarence, Hezekiah, Theodore and Donald. Loved and left to mourn many nieces and nephews and dear friend Susan King. Her greatest joys were her grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
This loving generous woman loved to bake, berry pick, play cards (and pranks) but mostly she loved to give.
Close your eyes, my mother wise
When the waves are angry and the north train cries
You can sleep now, go to sleep
Tomorrow comes, but it will keep.


January 12, 2017

Alonzo Stead
Passed on: January 6th, 2017

Passed away courageously at Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Friday, January 6, 2017, Alonzo Stead of Musgravetown, aged 82 years. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Edith of 64 years; children Florence (Rick Stead), St. Phillips, Eugene (Kay), Musgravetown, Terry (Nancy), Fort McMurray, AB, Dean (Louise), Musgravetown, Craig, St. John's and Wendy (Craig Pilgrim), Corner Brook; grandchildren Darcy, Dana, Deanne, Megan, Mitchell, Jonathan, Luke, Ashley, Victoria, Jill, Sara and Adam; great grandchildren Hannah, Kennedy, Ella, Sam and Theo; brother Melvin Stead, Port Rexton; and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge. Funeral service took place on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from Heritage United Church, Musgravetown with interment at United Cemetery, Musgravetown. In his memory donations may be made to Heritage United Church, Musgravetown or charity of ones choice.

Inez George
Passed on: January 5th, 2017

Passed away peacefully at Clarenville G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital on January 5th, 2017 at the age of 91 yrs. She is predeceased by her parents, William & Bertha Bowring, Her husband Norman George and 6 brothers and 4 sisters. Loving mother to, Judy and Ron Strong, Daisy George, Myrtle George, Marg and Jim (D) Wood, Kathy and Larry Wiscombe, Arthur and Christine, Roy and Hazel, Randy and Christine, Winston and Helen (D) and Brenda Guinard, Scott and Kerri. A loving Grandmother to 19 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. This absolutely beautiful, loving, caring woman will be resting at the Lady Cove Cemetery alongside her husband.

Roseline Hyde
Passed on: January 2nd, 2017

Passed away at Palliative Care Unit, Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville after a lengthy battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy on January 2, 2017, Roseline Hyde of Shoal Harbour, aged 67 years. Predeceased by father George Hopkins; mother Maud Hopkins; brothers Wilfred, Caleb and Pleamon; sister Florence. Left with fond and loving memories her husband Douglas of 45 years; sons Dean (Lisa), Pasadena and David (Gina), Westlock, AB; grandchildren Avery, Olivia, Nolan and Chloe; special friend and caregiver Bernice Marsh of Hickman's Harbour; sister Robie Eddy (Lloyd), Sibley's Cove and Marge Emberley, Bay De Verde; sister-in-law Hazel North (Ronald), Red Head Cove; brother-in-law Howard Hyde (Rosanne), Bauline; and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service took place on Friday, January 6, 2017 at Shoal Harbour United Church. Burial will take place at Shoal Harbour United Cemetery at a later date. In her memory donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society.

Walter Blackmore
Passed on: December 30th, 2016

Passed peacefully away at Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Friday, December 30, 2016, Walter Blackmore of Clarenville, aged 86 years. Predeceased by wife Betty; brothers Lester, Walter, Raymond, Tony and Dougald; sisters Carol Tibbo and Ruby Stone. Left with fond and loving memories his children Carol (Dale), Ron (Marie), Karen Lynn (Zeb), Betty Lou (Gilbert), Dick (Sylvia) and Joanne; grandchildren Joelle, Jaclyn, Troy, Jennifer, Stacey, Nicole, Amy, Matthew, Alison, Bruce, Joshua, Tina and Lori; 16 great grandchildren; sister Eleanor Priesor; sister-in-law Sandra (Reg) Carpenter; brothers-in-law Mervyn (Lorraine) Stanley and Halcum (Winnie) Stanley; and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service took place on Monday, January 2, 2016 at St. Mary's Anglican Church with interment at Clarenville Interdenominational Cemetery. In his memory donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


January 18, 2017

Martha Jane (Mattie) Peddle
Passed peacefully away at the Dr. Albert O'Mahony Manor, Clarenville on Friday, January 13, 2017, Mattie Peddle, aged 79 years of Port Blandford. Predeceased by her husband Charles Aubrey; daughter-in-law Betty Dumaresque. Left with fond and loving memories are her children Charlie, David (Karen), Angela (Marvin); two grandchildren Zachary and Danielle; sisters Greta, Bernice (Frank), Marie; brother Eric (Marg) and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service took place on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Port Blandford with interment to follow at the Anglican Church Cemetery, Port Blandford. In her memory donations may be made to the St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Port Blandford.

Reverend Father James Kevin Barker
Born: July 22nd, 1928
Passed on: January 12th, 2017

Passed peacefully away in the presence of his loving family, on Thursday January 12th 2017 at St. Patrick's Mercy Home, St. John's; Father Kevin Barker in his 89th year. Father Kevin as he was known, was born and raised in Open Hall, Bonavista Bay. He was predeceased by his parents James and Sarah, brothers Robert, John, Jeremiah and Michael, sister-in-law Lillian, nephews Jerry, Paul and Pius and niece Peggy. Father Kevin left to mourn sisters-in-law Bridget, Alfreda and Anne, twenty nieces and nephews, as well a large number of great and great-great nieces and nephews and many friends. Father Kevin celebrated 50 years in the priesthood last year. During that time he served in many parishes in the RC Diocese of Grand Falls, including Grand Falls, Windsor, Fogo Island, Gambo-St. Brendans, Clarenville, Bonavista-Port Union, Northern Bay, Harbour Grace and Gander. On his retirement he stayed in Gander, often assisting at St. Joseph's and other parishes throughout the diocese. For the past two years he resided at St. Patrick's Mercy Home. A special thank you is extended to the staff of the Fourth Floor, St. Patrick's Mercy Home, for their outstanding care and compassion to Father Kevin. Father Kevin will be resting at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road with visitation on Saturday January 14th from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm, then at Sacred Heart RC Church, Open Hall, on Sunday January 15th from 2-9 pm. Funeral mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Monday January 16th at 11 am with interment to follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Father Kevin's memory may be made to Sacred Heart Church maintenance fund.

Margaret McGrath
Born: October 3rd, 1918
Passed on: January 9th, 2017

Passed peacefully away at St. Patrick's Mercy Home on Monday, January 9, 2017, Margaret McGrath, age 98 years, of Trinity, Trinity Bay. Predeceased by her parents William and Jane (nee Fowlow); sisters Catherine and Agatha; brothers Jack, Owen, Edward, Patrick, William, Joseph, Aidan and Edmund. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories her nieces Anne (Kyran Dwyer), St. John's, Brenda Jurach, Cathy (Harry Wiater), Mary (Jeff Walas), Sharon (Steve Shumway) and Lorrie McGrath (Gregory Little), Massachusetts; nephews William McGrath, Vancouver and Brian McGrath, Florida; sisters-in-law Bernadette McGrath, St. John's and Maureen McGrath, Massachusetts. Special thanks to the staff of Hillcrest Estates for their kindness and caring over the last six years; and to the staff of 3West at St. Patrick's Mercy Home for their compassionate care in the last three months. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road. Visitation on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial to take place on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. from St. Teresa's Church, Mundy Pond Road. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in St. John's. Flower's gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the restoration fund, Holy Trinity Church, Trinity


January 26, 2017

Rita Lockyer
Passed on: January 20th, 2017

Passed peacefully away in the presence of, her loving family at the Pleasantville Towers, St. John's, on January 20, 2017. Formerly of Isle Valen. Predeceased by her husband William, her parents James Franklyn and Phoebe, and her brother Freeman. BIL: Samuel Adams, and SILs: Annie and Dora Lockyer. Leaving to morn with loving memories are her children: Son,Wilfred (Beulah) Paradise, Daughter Bernice(James) Mount Pearl and Son Bill, St. John's. Grandchildren: Jeffrey(Connie) of Paradise, Pamela(Rex) of Alberta, Derek, of Paradise, Diana(Mark) of Pittsburgh, Nicole (Brad) of Australia and William of Clarenville. As well as 10 Great-Grandchildren. Siblings: Lester, George (Rita), Rex, Alfred(Shirley), Mondella, Madonna(Joe) and Sister-In-Law Jane. Rita was a much loved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, sister, aunt and sister-in-law. Family was the circle of her life. Rita was of very strong Christian faith. She will always be remembered for her compassion, nurturing/caring, wit and sense of humor. Her favorite saying was 'This to will pass'. Visitation was held at Fewer's Funeral Home Arnold's Cove, Monday, January 23rd from 11 a.m. -9 p.m. and Tuesday, January 24th from 10 a.m.-12 noon. Funeral Service took place from St. Michael's and All Angels Anglican Church Arnold's Cove, Tuesday January 24th, 2017 at 2 PM with interment at Interfaith Cemetery, Arnold's Cove.

Mabel Adelaide Hart
Born: November 4th, 1931
Passed on: January 9th, 2017
Mabel Hart
, from Lady Cove, passed peacefully away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, on January 9, 2017 at age 85 years. Predeceased by her husband Ray; parents, George & Bertha Collett and brothers, Leslie & Edgar. Leaving to mourn with many fond and loving memories are her children, Barbara & Barry (Gloria); grandchildren, Leanne (Roger), Wanda (Brad), Ryan (Danielle), Danny (Aleisha), Joanne & Jennifer; great-grandchildren, Rachel, Aaron, Cole, Lucas & Leah; sisters, Elizabeth (Garland Brace), Olive (John Anderson) and Linda (Clayton Hillier); sisters in law, Shirley & Daisy as well as many other relatives and friends.

Maxwell Gordon Hyde
Passed on: January 14th, 2017
Maxwell Hyde
1939 - 2017

At this time, we, the family of Maxwell Gordon Hyde, wish to announce his passing at the Riverview Care Centre in Medicine Hat, AB. on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at the age of 76 years. Max leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Anne; daughter, Alanna Russell of Medicine Hat, AB.; son, Michael (Sheila) of Regina, Sk. and three wonderful grandchildren, Caitlin and Ryan Russell and Dawson Hyde. Max is also survived by his two sisters, Daisy Diamond of Clarenville, NL and Nell Little of Toronto, ON. and one brother, Lloyd Hyde of St. John's, NL. A celebration of Max's life will be held at a later date. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is COOK SOUTHLAND Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4V4. Telephone toll free: 1-877-528-6455.

Iris Skiffington
Passed peacefully away surrounded by her loving family at Dr. Albert O'Mahony Manor, Clarenville on Sunday, January 15, 2017, Iris Skiffington of Musgravetown, aged 84 years. Predeceased by her husband Frank; son Maurice; daughter Doris; grandson Christopher; parents Basil and Annie Holloway; brothers Calvin, Watson and Roland. Left with fond and loving memories her children Gertie, Frances (Chris), Sylvia (Earl), Daphne (Rick) and Calvin; grandchildren Sonja (Bruce), Matthew, Angela (Jimmy), Vicki (Sean), Melissa, Cory and Candace (Joe); great grandchildren Jillian, Christopher, Hunter, Jenny, Amber, Chloe, Aiden, Adam and Ayra; great great grandson Mason; sister Geneva; brothers Hiram (Ruth) and Morley (Colleen); and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge. Funeral service took place on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Heritage United Church, Musgravetown with interment at United Cemetery, Musgravetown. In her memory donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society.

 

 

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