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The Packet Obituaries
July 2003

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

 

July 07, 2003

MARSH (nee King), Aifreda
Hickman's Harbour
1925-2003

Passed peacefully away at the Health Science Complex, St. John's, on June 25, 2003. Predeceased by her husband, Ezekial and son-in-law, Herb Penney. Leaving to mourn three children, Jane, Clayton (Joy) and Joyce (Wayne Osmond); four grandchildren, Michele (Glen), Trina, Angela and Andrew; three great-grandchildren, Brent, Jordan and Joshua; two sisters, Elizabeth Locke and Annie Russell. She will also be missed by a large number of other relatives and friends. Rested at Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island. Funeral took place on Saturday, June 28, 2003, from the Salvation Army, Hickman's Harbour. Officiating clergy were Captains Randy and Carolyn Hale and a beautiful tribute given by grandson, Andrew. Interment followed at the Salvation Army cemetery, Hickman's Harbour.
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Not Lost to memory. Not Lost to Love. But gone to our Father's house above.

WHALEN (nee Stringer), Gertrude L
Passed away in the loving embrace of her family on June 27, Gertrude Whalen, aged 49 years. Predeceased by parents, Lester and Ella Stringer and father-in-law, Harold Whalen Sr. She leaves to mourn husband, Harold Jr.; daughters, Debbie (Bryan Stringer) and Deana; brothers, Cyril (Audry), Ray and Harry (Liz); mother-in-law, Rosetta Whelan; brothers-in-law, Tom (Cathy) and Dennis (Laura); Daphne (Greg Blake); and a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at St. Andrews United Church, Hodge's Cove, at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 29, 2003. Lorraine Moores LPM officiated. Laid to rest in the United Church Cemetery, Hodge's Cove. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island.
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Happy memories fond and true, from us who thought the world of you.


July 14, 2003

HOBBS, Gertrude
Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, on June 25, 2003, Gertrude Hobbs, age 103 years, from Winterbrook. Predeceased by her husband, Charles. Leaving to mourn with many precious memories her daughter, Marion (Ambrose Moss); grandchildren, Wanda Ash (Butch), Randy Moss (Eileen) and Scott Moss (Tina Chatman); great-grandchildren, Kirk Ash, Gaven Moss and Tyson Moss; sister, Elsie Russell; and other relatives and friends. Rested at the St. Mary the Virgin Church, Winterbrook from where the funeral, officiated by Rev. Chuck Lockhart, took place on June 29, 2003, with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island.
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
0 Lord, I put her In thy hands.

WICKS, Lenora
Passed peacefully away at the Hoyles Escasoni Complex, St. John's, on July 3, 2003, Lenora (Walters) Wicks, age 102 years, from Champney's East. Predeceased by her husband, William (1980). Left to mourn with many fond and loving memories a large number of nieces, nephews and friends. Rested at the Anglican Church, Champney's East from where the funeral, officiated by Rev. John Gillam, took place on July 5 with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island.
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
The end and the reward of toil is rest.

LUTHER, Thelma
Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Hospital in Clarenville on Tuesday, July 1, 2003, Thelma Luther of Monroe in her 73rd year. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories sons, Fredrick and Dennis of Monroe; daughter-In-law, Kathleen Luther of George's Brook; two grandchildren, Trina (Matt) of George's Brook and Shawn (Stephanie) of Shoal Harbour; sister, Nancy Van Luven of Ontario; special friend, Jennie Boyd of Monroe; plus a large circle of other relatives and friends. Predeceased by her husband, Robert; son, David; sister, Doris and brothers, Orland and Fred Van Luven. Funeral service was officiated by Pastor Dennis Newbury from the Emmanuel Pentecostal Church, George's Brook on Friday, July 4, 2003, with interment following at the United Church Cemetery, Gin Cove. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Blundon's Funeral Home, Shoal Haroour.
"WE CARE."
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

LAWTON, Gerald R.
Passed away peacefully at the Health Sciences Centre on Tuesday, July 1, 2003, Gerald R. Lawton of King's Cove, age 81 years. Predeceased by wife, Mary; brotners, Felix and Michael. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories daughters, Maureen Mifflin (Gerald Farrell), Millie Matthews (Carl) and Wendy Byrne; son, Joe; sister, Kay Kershisnik (Wyoming); sister-in-law, Daisy Lawton Torbay) and Fran Lawton (St. John's); grandchildren, Melissa, Coleen, Justin, Colin, Kevin, Allan, Andy, Vanessa and Ryan; one great-granddaughter, Madison; nieces and nephews; and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Sts. Peter & Paul R.C. Church at King's Cove. Funeral Mass took place on Friday, July 4, at 2:00 p.m. Interment at R.C Cemetry, King’s Cove.


July 21, 2003

GOODYEAR, May (Bannister) of Harcourt, NL, formerly of Toronto, ON, beloved wife and best friend for 54 years of John Goodyear, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on Saturday, July 12, 2003, aged 81 years. She will be sadly missed by her children, Shirley (Bill) Jablonski, Janice (Tom) Paas, Wendy (Ted) Topping and John B. Goodyear; grandchildren, Keir Humble, Lesley (Chad) Harris, Michael, Kevin and Bethany Topping, Christine and Sarah Goodyear; sisters, Madelene Morris and the late Lorraine Bailey. Funeral took place from the Bethany United Church, Harcourt on Tuesday, July 15, 2003, with interment at the United Church Cemetery, Harcourt. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away

REID, Ethel Mary
Passed peacefully away at Bonnews Lodge, Badgers Quay, on July 8, 2003, Ethel Mary Reid, age 61, from Charlottetown. Predeceased by her father, Thomas and sister, Diane. Leaving to mourn with many fond and loving memories her husband, Lawrence; three children, Gary (Donna), Randy (Vera Lynn) and Paulette (Dieter) Gibbons; five grandchildren, Tracy (Dion), Courtney, Jared, Paige and Reid; and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at the Salvation Army in Charlottetown from where the funeral service, officiated by Captain Charlene Hillier, took place on July 10, 2003, with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island.
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Surely I am with you always, to the very end of age. Matthew 28:20

KEATS, Jean
Passed unexpectedly away at the Health Science Center in St. John's on Thursday, July 10, 2003, Jean Keats, aged 59 years of Port Blandford. Predeceased by twin sister, Joan; parents, Elsie and Benjamin Rowe. Left with fond and loving memories her husband, Frank of 36 years; daughter, Trudy (Elias Tucker) at Bunyan's Cove; sons, Craig (Gail) at Alberta and Shawn (Joanne) at British Columbia; brothers; Alex Rowe (Hilda) at Clarenville, Ron Rowe (Donna) at British Columbia and Frank Rowe (Deena) at Alberta; grandchildren, Ariel, Sierra, Damien, Samantha; and a large number of relatives and friends. Funeral took place from St. Alton United Church, Port Blandford on Sunday, July 13, 2003, with interment at the United Cemetery, Port Blandford. In lieu of flowers donations will be gratefully accepted.


July 28, 2003

CHATMAN, Heber
Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, on July 18, 2003, Heber Chatman of Cannings Cove, age 81. Leaving to mourn one brother Alonzo and sister Margaret Penney (Joseph); plus many other nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Rested at the Anglican Church, Cannings Cove, from where the funeral, officiated by the Reverend Chuck Lockhart, took place on Monday, July 21, 2003 at 1:30 p.m., with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island.
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Safe in the hallowed quiets of the past.

CRAWFORD, Blaine
Surrendered after a long battle with Lou Gerhig's Disease at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, on Saturday, July 19, 2003, Blaine Crawford of Clarenville in his 46th year. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories his best friend and wife Marie of five years; sons Justin and Brian at Truro, NS; step-daughters Sarah at Truro, NS, Brittany and Breanna at Clarenville; sister Isabell (George Lewis) at Amherst, NS; brother Lloyd (Karen) at Wentworth, NS; and a large circle of relatives and friends. Cremation took place on July 19, 2003. A memorial service was held on Monday, July 21, 2003, from Memorial United Church, Clarenville.

CHATMAN, Bernice Marjorie
It is with great sadness the family of the late Bernice Marjorie Chatman (nee Oldford), age 66, from Cannings Cove, announce her tragic loss on July 22, 2003. Predeceased by her daughter Mardine and husband Augustus. Her children Wade (Angela), Terrence (Beth), Michael (Bonnie), Pauline (Roger Gould) and Lorie (Shawn Parsons) cannot express the emptiness they have been left with and can only hold on to precious memories as with those of the grandchildren Tanya, Krista, Sonya, Samantha, Haley and Colby. Also leaving with many fond and loving memories are her sisters Muriel, Leona and Rose (Roy); brothers Augustus (Minnie), Douglas, Ronald (Penny), Mansfield (Doris) and Donald (Jessie); plus a large number of other relatives and friends. Rested at the Anglican Church, Cannings Cove, from where the funeral, officiated by the Reverend Chuck Lockhart, took place on Friday, July 25, 2003, at 2 p.m., with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island.
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
God took her home, It was His will, But In our hearts she liveth still.

MARSH, Philip
Passed peacefully away at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, on Friday, July 18, 2003, Philip Marsh of Clarenville, aged 81 years. Predeceased by his wife Prissie, parents Philip Sr. and May Marsh, three brothers and three sisters. Leaving to mourn daughters Donna (Chesley Smith) at Deep Bight, Doris (Tom Spurrell) at Little Hearts Ease; Trudy (Terry Martin) at Little Hearts Ease and Christine Marsh at Mississauga, ON; sons AIwyn (Dallas) at Little Hearts Ease and Peter (Palma) at Clarenville; grandchildren Tammy, Todd, Tim, Trevor, Trent, Lesley, Jeremy, Robyn, Preston, Patricia, Katherine, Robert, Adam, Katrina, Nathan, Thomas, David and Kayla; great-grandchildren Kristen, Chelsea, Julianna, Matthew, Jordan, Allison, Sarah, Brandon and Reese; and a large number of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service held on Monday, July 21, 2003, from Memorial United Church, Clarenville, with interment at the United Church Cemetery, Clarenville. Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Philip was an active member of the Clarenville Lions, New Horizons Seniors Club, Independent Order of Oddfellows and Mount Joy LOL #140.

SODERO, Albert
Passed peacefully away at the Bonavista Health Care Complex, Bonavista, on July 17, 2003, Albert Sodero of Trinity, age 86 Leaving to mourn his common law spouse, Olive Hiscock; Roxanne and family; Kirby and family; Olga and fami­ly; nephews Frank and Harold Porter and families; nieces Patsy Frampton and Nita Taylor. Rested at the Mortuary Chapel, Trinity, from where the funeral, officiated by Rev Nelson Chatman, took place on Sunday July 20, 2003, with interment following at the Anglican Cemetery, Trinity Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island.
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
The end and the reward of toil is rest.

FRY, Henry George
Passed peacefully away after a courageous battle with cancer on July 14, 2003, at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville, Henry George Fry age 60, from Summerville. Predeceased by parents Gordon (1995) and Ethel Mae (1999) and brother William (2003) Leaving to mourn and never left his side, his wife, Mildred and son Roger; sisters Deborah (Gary Decker), Ruby (Eugene Smith), Violet (Joseph Diamond); Leona (Loyal Fry) and Myra (Eleazer Avery); and a large number of other relatives and friends. Rested at the United Church in Summerville from where the funeral, officiated by the Reverend Philip J. Brewer, took place on Thursday, July 17, 2003 at 2 p.m. with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island.
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
God Is love.

RUSSELL, Eilzabeth J. L.
Passed peacefully away at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, on July 18, 2003, Elizabeth Russell (nee Ricketts) of Winterbrook, aged 91 years. Predeceased by her husband John and brother Bill. Leaving to mourn daughters Ella (Ralph Yetman) at Jamestown, Winnie (Elias Tremblett) at Charleston and Ann Russell at Clarenville; sister Ella (Zalton Noeh) at Toronto; four granddaughters Lisa (Ken), Candy (Eugene Holloway), Norma and Jodie Tremblett; three great-grandchildren Brett and Asia Holloway and Tyler Hobbs. Rested at Anglican Church, Winterbrook. Funeral service held on Monciy, July 21, 2003, from St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Winterbrook, with interment at Anglican Cemetery, Winterbrook. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Mary's Anglican Church, Winterbrook/St. James Church, Jamestown.
"A lifetime of devotion to her family"

CLEMENS, Catherine
In the presence of her loving family, Catherine Clemens, age 92, from Open Hall, passed peacefully at the Bonavista Health Care Complex, Bonavista, on July 20, 2003 Predeceased by her husband William (1988) Many precious and loving memories are left behind with her children Elizabeth (Michael Murphy), Ambrose (Marg), Samuel (Dorothy) and William (Gena); sisters Sarah Connors and Agatha Alasko; brother Thomas Moss; sister-in­law Mary Lee (Tom); brother-in-law Gordon Clemens (Kay); 21 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Rested at the Roman Catholic Church, Open Hall, from where the funeral took place, officiated by Father Hearn and Sister Elizabeth, on July 22, 2003, at 11 a. m., with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island.
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Grace was in all her steps, Heaven In her eye, In every gesture dignity and love.

SQUIRES, Rodney
Passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 20, 2003, Rodney Malcolm Ronald Squires of Winterbrook, aged 30 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his father Malcolm at Winterbrook; his mother Gwen at Bedford, NS; his sisters Michelle (Barry Creelman) at Lower Sackville and Claudette at Lower Sackville; niece Morgan at Lower Sackville; grandparents George Elms, Lewis Fifield and Mary Clancey; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Rested at the Anglican Church, Winterbrook. Funeral service held on Wednesday, July 23, 2003, from the Anglican Church, Winterbrook, with interment at Anglican Cemetery, Winterbrook.

GOULD, Alvin
Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville on Tuesday, July 22, 2003, after a courageous battle with cancer, Alvin Gould of Charleston, aged 58 years. Predeceased by his mother Alice in January 1998 and father William in July 1998. Left with fond and loving memories his wife Greta of 37 years, sons Kerry Gould at Ontario and Kylie Gould (Kelly Quinton) at Charleston. Also, brothers Morris (Sally) at Ontario and Hazen (Mamie) at Ontario; grandchildren Alyx, Alicia and Tyler; 14 nieces and nephews; and a large number of relatives and friends. Remains rested at St. Thomas' Anglican church in Charleston. Funeral took place at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 25 at St. Thomas' Anglican church with interment at the Anglican Cemetery in Charleston.
Will be sadly missed by family and Friends.

 

 

Contributed by Joseph Duffett

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

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