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The Packet
July 2015

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

July 2, 2015

Cynthia (Cindy) Ann Holloway
Passed on: June 22nd, 2015

It is with saddened hearts we announce the sudden passing of Cynthia (Cindy) Ann Holloway, age 56, at her residence, Lethbridge on June 22, 2015. Predeceased by her parents, Frederick and Bessie Lethbridge; brothers, Boyd, Calvin, Ted and sister, Ivy. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories to cherish are her husband of 31 years, Frank; stepson, Michael; sister, Myrtle (Ray); brothers, Walter (Janet), Wayne (Margaret); sisters-in-law, Nellie and Yvonne; nieces, nephews and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rested at the Salvation Army, Lethbridge from where the funeral service , officiated by Majors David and Wavey Chaulk, assisted by Major Winnie Burt, took place on Friday, June 26, 2015 with interment following. To sign online condolences please visit vardysfuneralhome.com
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
She loved laughter and friends

Minnie Joan RN Pelley
Passed on: June 20th, 2015

Passed gracefully away at St. Patrick's Mercy Home, St. John's on Saturday, June 20, 2015, Minnie Pelley of Shoal Harbour, aged 78 years. Predeceased by her parents David and Bessie Ralph. Left with fond and loving memories her husband Harry of 55 years; son Michael (Paula), Paradise; daughter Joette Decore (Lyndon), Edmonton, AB; grandchildren Tatiana, Cameron and Pierce; brother Pearce Ralph (Linda), CBS; and a close circle of family and friends. Cremation has taken place at her request. In her memory donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society. A special service to celebrate her life will take place in late August or early September 2015. Special thanks to the staff of 3 East - West of St. Patrick's Nursing Home.
"A silent thought, a secret tear, Keeps your memory ever dear, God took you home, it was his will, But in our hearts, you live still."

Caroline Berkshire
Passed on: June 21st, 2015

Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Sunday, June 21, 2015, Caroline Berkshire of Arnold's Cove, aged 83 years. Predeceased by husband Maynard; daughter Joyce; sisters Elsie, Annie and Amy; brothers Max, Morley and Harry; great granddaughter Melinda. Left with fond and loving memories her daughter Marie (John) and Baxter (Frances); grandchildren Laura-Lynn, Kim, Ashley, Jeannie, Chris, Nicholas and Marcus; great grandchildren Blake, Grace, Alianna and Kaitlyn; sister Ivy (Quenten); and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Arnold's Cove. Funeral service took place on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at First United Church, Arnold's Cove with interment at Interfaith Cemetery, Arnold's Cove.


July 09, 2015

Henry Thomas George
Passed on: July 5th, 2015
Henry Thomas George
of Burgoyne's Cove, passed peacefully away on July 5, 2015 after a short battle with cancer. He was born August 22, 1939, is predeceased by his parents Spragg and Florence George; brothers Eliol, James, Noah, Theodore and Winston. Forever remembered with fond and loving memories by wife Melvena; children Anthony (Lorette), Thomas (Chrissy), Jerry (Gwen) and Kevin; granddaughter Alicia (Cody); great granddaughter Athena; and sister Barbara (Hedley). A man of nature has sailed to his last sunset.

David Garland Harrison Kelly
Passed on: July 2nd, 2015

It is with saddened hearts the family of the late David Garland Harrison Kelly, age 54, from Petley, announce his peaceful passing at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, on July 2, 2015. Predeceased by his mother, Margaret. Leaving to mourn are his loving wife, Irelene; father, Gordon; daughters, Stephanie (Sean); Kimberly (Drapper), Sarah (Jeremy); brothers, Bill, Chris (Julie); sisters, Elizabeth (Sonny- deceased), Joy (Barry- deceased); grandchildren, Emily, Joshua, Haylee and Nicholas; also nephews, nieces and a large circle of other family and friends. Rested at Vardy's Funeral Home, Hickman's Harbour. The funeral service, officiated by The Rev. George Spencer, took place from the All Saints Anglican Church, Petley, on Sunday, July 5, 2015 with interment following. To sign online condolences please visit vardysfuneralhome.com
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
He lives with us in memory and will forevermore

Alexander Shawn Matchem
Passed on: June 30th, 2015

Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John's on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, Shawn Matchem of Lethbridge, aged 50 years. Predeceased by sister Judy Matchem, grandparents Samuel and Phyllis Hancock; Willis and Veita Matchem; and cousin Veita Matchem. Left with fond and loving memories his father Alex Matchem and mother Louise Hancock; daughter Shawna Matchem (Brad); grandson Jake; sisters Sharlene Matchem, Kendra Matchem (Jamie) and Trinda Perry (Noah); brother Jason Matchem; brother-in-law Rod Wiseman; nieces and nephews Trent (Sherry), Kayla (Justin), Troy, Teeanna (Steve), Tori (Matt), Tinikka (Kenny); great nieces and nephews AJ, Peyton, Leah and Jaxon; many aunts, uncles and cousins and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge. Funeral service took place on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at the Salvation Army Citadel, Musgravetown.

Oliver W. G. Little
Passed on: June 18th, 2015

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Oliver W. G. Little announces his passing on Thursday June 18, 2015 at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville at the age of 57 years. Leaving to mourn with precious and loving memories his wife Wanda, mother Pearl, sons Trevor (Janelle) of Bloomfield, Tyson (Wendy) of Bloomfield, daughter Terrilynn (Shane Simmons) of Clarenville, grandchildren Zachary, Logan, AJ, Brianna, Riley, Jadan, Alex, Sophie and Ashton; sisters Nancy (Harold), Audrey (Michael); brothers Raymond (Cheryl), Jerry (Peggy), Roger (Barb), Robert (Sylvia), Barry (Shirlee), Darrell (David) and a large family of cousins, extended family and many friends. Predeceased by Father Donald, brother Arthur, mother-in-law Whilimena Oldford, father-in-law Douglas Oldford. Funeral Service to celebrate his life as a Loving Husband Father Grandfather Son and brother and a great friend to all who knew him was held on Sunday, June 21, 2015 with Interment at Pentecostal Cemetery on Bunyan's Cove Road.

Cynthia Peddle
Passed on: June 28th, 2015

Passed peacefully away at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Sunday, June 28, 2015, Cynthia Peddle of Port Blandford, aged 77 years. Predeceased by her husband Reg; daughter Evelyn and baby Vincint. Left with fond and loving memories her children Joan (George Peddle), Hodges Cove, Florence (Sandy Hicks), Comfort Cove, George, Surrey, BC, Myrtice (Morgan Greening), Port Blandford and Jason (Dianna), Brampton, ON; granddaughter Courtney; sisters Evelyn Dodge (Cyril), St. John's, Annie Newberry (Randy), Bronson, FL, Alice Jacobs (Cecil), Little Hearts Ease and Myrtus Spurrell (Herbert), Hodges Cove; brothers Jack Peddle (Irene), Hodges Cove, Bruce Peddle (Cathy), Whitby, ON and Kevin Peddle (Dot), Summerside, PEI; sisters-in-law Lillian Peddle and Ann Peddle, both of Hodges Cove and Patsy Peddle, Port Blandford; brothers-in-law Cyril Peddle (Flossie), Comfort Cove; numerous nieces and nephews; and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Port Blandford. Funeral service took place on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Port Blandford with interment at Anglican Cemetery, Port Blandford.

Diane Pevie
Passed on: June 19th, 2015

Passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 19, 2015, Diane Pevie of Arnold's Cove, aged 57 years. Predeceased by her parents Ethel and Issac Peach; mother-in-law Gertrude Pevie. Left with fond and loving memories her husband Don of 33 years; daughter Amy Pevie (David); brothers Melvin Peach (Jeanette), Kenneth Peach (Marie) and David Peach (Bernette); nieces and nephews Bradley, Brenda, Matthew, Megan and Jonathan; great nieces and nephews Issac, Brooke and Emery; father-in-law Joe Pevie; and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Arnold's Cove. Funeral service took place on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at St. Michael's All Angels Anglican Church, Arnold's Cove with interment at Interfaith Cemetery, Arnold's Cove. In her memory donations may be made to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.


July 16, 2015

Josephine Blundell
Passed on: July 7th, 2015

Gone home to be with her Lord, Josephine Blundell nee Rogers, age 66, of Hickman's Harbour, passed peacefully away in the presence of her family at the Dr. G.B.Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on July 7, 2015. Predeceased by her parents, James and Susannah Rogers; in-laws, Maxwell and Maude Blundell; brother, Kenneth Rogers; brothers-in-law, George Butt, Nathan Ward and Wilson Snow. Leaving to mourn with many fond and loving memories are her husband, Fred; daughter, Major Phyllis Blundell-Colbourne (Captain Reid Colbourne); grandsons, Noah and Phillip; sisters, Elsie, Elizabeth and Jane (Alvin Chubbs); brother, Dave; sister-in-law, Phyllis Butt; brothers-in-law, Cecil (Nellie) and Wallace (Janet) and also many nieces, nephews and large extended family and many friends. Rested at Vardy's Funeral Home, Hickman's Harbour. The funeral service , officated by Majors David and Wavey Chaulk, assisted by Major Phyllis and Captain Reid Colbourne, Major Marlene George, and Captain Bradley Reid, took place from the Salvation Army, Hickman's Harbour on July 9, 2015, with interment following. To sign online condolences please visit vardysfuneralhome.com
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
She is resting peacefully with Jesus in that beautiful home above

Calvin Murphy
Passed on: July 7th, 2015
Passed peacefully away at G.B. Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Tuesday July 7, 2015 Calvin Murphy of Charlottetown in his 69th year. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his loving wife Edna, daughter Cindy Warfield and husband Carl, brother Abel plus a circle of other family and friends. Predeceased by sister Agnes. Funeral service was officiated by Rev. B. Mercer from Emmanuel United Church, Charlottetown, on Saturday July 11, 2015 with interment following at Community Cemetery, Charlottetown. Pallbearers were: Frank Warfield, Doug Simmonds, Ed Locke, Lawrence Reid, Harry Critch and Cuy Penney. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Blundons Funeral Home-Shoal Harbour. To sign our online book of condolences please visit www.blundonsfuneralhome.com

Inez Barnes
Passed on: July 7th, 2015

Passed away at Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, Inez Bernice Barnes of Clarenville, aged 52 years. Predeceased by parents James and Alice; sister Sheina and infant brother Bruce Watton. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories her husband Freeman of 12 years; precious daughters Melissa and Alicia; mother and father-in-law Stan and Marie Barnes; sister-in-law Melita Skinner (Glenn) and brother-in-law Derick Barnes (Tina); aunts and uncles Harvey Watton (Judy), Cyril Watton (Helen), and Vernon, Sterling, Glen Watton, Alma Curren, Eva Bailey, Mary Ivany and Daphne Petten (George), Rebecca King and Vernice Blundon (Watson); nieces and nephews Tyler, Alex, Wade, Valerie and Chole; and a large number of relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service took place on Friday, July 10, 2015 at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Clarenville with interment at Clarenville Interdenominational Cemetery.

Caleb Rockey Higdon
Passed on: July 5th, 2015

Passed away suddenly at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John's on Sunday, July 5, 2015, Caleb Rockey Higdon of St. John's, aged 54 years. Predeceased by grandparents Emma and Daniel Diamond. Left with fond and loving memories his children Sherry Lynn (Andrew Rendall), St. John's and Brian (Natasha), St. John's; mother and father Fred and Eileen Higdon, Lethbridge; grandchildren Noah Oliver Higdon and Cheyann Oliver Higdon; fiancé Carol Barrett, Clarenville; brothers Brian (Kim), Corner Brook and David (Judy), George's Brook; niece Christine Hunt (Brandon Drover); and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge. Funeral service took place on Friday, July 10, 2015 at the United Church, Lethbridge with interment at the United Cemetery, Lethbridge.


July 23, 2015

Rita Drover
Passed on: July 12th, 2015

It is with saddened hearts we announce the passing of Rita Drover, age 93, from Hodge's Cove at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on July 12, 2015. Predeceased by her loving husband of 62 years, Chesley Drover. Leaving to mourn with many fond and loving memories are her son, Fred (Minnie); grandchildren, Juanita (Jeff) and Blair (Stefanie); great grandchildren, Kandice and Rebecca and other relatives and friends. Rested at the St. Mary's Anglican Church, Hodge's Cove from where the funeral service, officiated by Rev. Jim Pollard, took place on July 14, 2015 with interment following. To sign online condolences please visit vardysfuneralhome.com
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Resting with the one she loved

Angela Clench (nee Strong)
Passed on: July 14th, 2015

Passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 14, 2015, Angela Clench of Lower Lance Cove, formerly of Clarenville, aged 63 years. Predeceased by parents Cecil and Phyllis Strong; sister Vivian. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories her sons Gordon, Stephen (Lori-Ann) and Justin (Donna); grandchildren Dominique, Michael and Nathan; sisters Vicky (Ralph), Paulette (Henry), Ruth (Bill), Gina (Al), Joan, Jackie and Debbie (Louis); brothers Bill and Doug; and a large circle of family and friends. Visitation took place at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville.

Clyde Avery
Passed on: July 12th, 2015

Passed away at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Sunday, July 12, 2015, Clyde Avery of Ivany's Cove, aged 65 years. Predeceased by baby sister Vera Pearl; sisters Irene Lush (Wallace) and Jane Randell (Noah); parents William & Jemima Avery; brother Stanley Avery; brothers-in-law Albert Short and Calvin Little. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Emily; sisters Florence Burt (Neil), Ivany's Cove, Mildred Thompson (Lloyd), Deer Lake, Margaret Short, Deep Bight and Lily Little, Labrador City; brother Gordon (Stella), Labrador City; many nieces and nephews and a large circle of family and friends. Resting at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service took place on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville with interment at United Cemetery, Hillview. In his memory donations may be made to United Cemetery, Hillview.


July 30, 2015

Patrick Francis Ricketts
Born In: Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Born: May 14th, 1956
Passed in: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: July 17th, 2015

Passed away peacefully on July 17, 2015 in Toronto after a lengthy illness. Loving father of Amanda (Chris), Jamie (Tasha), Patrick and step-father of Ashley and Lindsay (Mitchell). Proud grandfather of Kal-El, Joshua, Jayden, Alex and Shelby. Cherished brother of Albert, Sheila, Patricia (predeceased), Kay Mary, Brendan, Geraldine, Kevin and Juanita. Patrick will be missed by many relatives and friends. Cemetary service will be held at the Catholic Cemetary in King's Cove, Newfoundland on August 15 at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Liver Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Joseph (June) Diamond
Born: June 24th, 1946
Passed on: July 24th, 2015
of Lethbridge
June 24, 1946 - July 24, 2015
. Passed peacefully away after a courageous battle with cancer; surrounded by his loving family at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville. A loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 47 years, Violet; son, Rod (Connie); grandsons, Gavin and Jared; sisters, Joy Chatman, Dove Penney, Effie (Baxter) Prince; sisters-in-law, Myra (Eleazer) Avery, Ruby (Eugene) Smith and Deborah (Gary) Decker; a large circle of nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. Predeceased by parents. Joseph and Doris Diamond; brothers, Mansfield (Alice) , Raymond (Dianne), and William; parents-in-law, Gordon and Ethel Mae Fry; 4 brothers-in-law; 2 sisters-in-law; 5 nieces and 3 nephews. Rested at the Memorial United Church , Lethbridge from where the funeral service, officiated by Rev. Elsie Pottle, assisted by Rev. Silas Rodgers, took place on July 27, 2015 with interment following. To sign online condolences please visit vardysfuneralhome.com
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
He is resting with Jesus in that beautiful home above

 

 

Page contributed by Joseph Duffett

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit ( Sunday December 20, 2015 )

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