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The Packet
June 2014

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


June 5, 2014

Geneva Blanche Norris
Passed on: May 30th, 2014

Passed away suddenly at the Health Science Centre in St. John's on Friday, May 30, 2014 Geneva Norris (nee Bailey) of Clarenville, formerly of George's Brook, aged 71 years. Predeceased by her first husband Rev. Edward Bailey, parents George and Elizabeth Bailey. Left with fond and loving memories her husband Stan of 18 years; children Sharon Collins (Rupert), Paul (Mae), Janet Holland (Sandy), Denise Anstey (Frank), Heather Thomson (Richard), Hedley Norris (Lois), Suzy (Walter Lewis), Danette (Rex Freake); grandchildren Patrick, Jeremy, Matthew, Elizabeth, Zachary, Bailey, Aidan, Terri, Julia and Joshua; brother Hughie Bailey (Joyce), sister-in-law Louise Butt, mother-in-law Joyce Bailey; sisters-in-law Marg Lewis (Bill) and Anne Arnold (Les); and a large number of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service took place on Monday, June 2, 2014 from the United Church Clarenville with interment at Milton George's Brook Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Lung Association. A special thank you to the Emergency Staff at the Health Science Centre for their exceptional care and compassion shown to Geneva and her family.

William David Lloyd Butt
Passed on: May 23rd, 2014

It is with profound sadness that our family announces the passing of Lloyd Butt on May 23, 2014, at the age of 76. Loving husband of Eleanor (nee Thomas). Cherished father of David, Deborah, Doug, Lloyd, Penny, and Cheryl. Treasured papa of David, April, Desiree, Caitlin, Joey, Sarah, Barbara, Elvis, Alaina, Abigail, James, Braeden, Hannah, Tyson, Thomas, and Blake. Predeceased by his parents William and Marion, and his brothers Winston, Edgar, and Adam. He will be sadly missed and survived by his sisters Flora, Margaret, Jessie, Mary and Barbara. Lloyd will be lovingly remembered by his many nieces and nephews, and well as the rest of his family and friends. Lloyd or Buttsy was also a proud long member of Heat and Frost Insulators Local 95 and Orangeman, Britannia. The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Vera Abbot, took place on Friday, May 30 from the Britannia United Church, with interment following at the United Church Cemetery, Britannia. To sign online condolences please visit
Gone but not Forgotten

Philip Theodore Blundon
Passed on: May 28th, 2014

It is with great sadness that the family of Philip Theodore Blundon of Shoal Harbour announces his passing at the G. B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, on Wednesday May 28, 2014 at the age of 43 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his loving wife Kyna; sons Aaron and Justin; mother Marjorie of Shoal Harbour, brothers Bill (Eileen) of Shoal Harbour, Larry (Brenda) of St. John's and Ron (Kelly Squires) of Shoal Harbour, sisters Marie Osmond (Charlie) of George's Brook, Nellie Blundon (Don) of Ont. And Ann Way (Sheldon) of Shoal Harbour, mother and father in Law Bruce and Violet Pitcher of Random Island, brother in law Kendall Pitcher (Francine) of Alberta, sister in laws Kayla (Pat) and Kerri (Steve) both of Random Island plus a large circle of many other family and friends. Predeceased by father Stanley Blundon. Funeral Service was officiated by Rev. Raymond Case from Shoal Harbour United Church on Sunday June 1, 2014. Cremation has taken place.

June 12 2014

Ann Isabelle Hoskins (nee Temple)
Born: December 23rd, 1953
Passed on: May 29th, 2014

Passed away suddenly at the Health Science Centre on May 29, 2014. Ann Isabelle Hoskins age 60 years of Bellevue, NL. Predeceased by Parents, Allan & Elizabeth Temple, Brother William, Father in law, Bill Hoskins, Sister in Law Sherry Hoskins. Leaving to mourn Husband, Tom, Sons, Dwayne (Tonya), Jeremy (Crystal), Shawn (Nancy), Shane (Sarah), Grandchildren, Jayde-Lyn, Jasmine, Jessica, Tyler, Allan & Alyssa, Great Grandchild, Carter. Sisters, Florence (George), Dorothy (Roy), Rhoda (Ted), Shirley (Frank), Norma (Bill). Mother in Law Leona Hoskins. Also a large circle of other family and friends.
You can only have one Mother,
Patient, kind and true,
No other friend in all the world,
Will be the same to you.
When other friends forsake you,
To Mother you will return,
For all her loving kindness,
She asks nothing in return.
As we look upon her picture,
Sweet memories we recall,
Of a face so full of sunshine,
And a smile for one and all.
Sweet Jesus, take this message,
To our Dear Mother up above,
Tell her how much we miss her,
And give her all our LOVE
Rested at Scared Heart Roman Catholic Church, Bellevue. Funeral Mass took place on Monday June 2, 2014 at 11:00 am. Donations in her memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. To leave a message of condolence or to sign the online guest book please visit

June 19, 2014

Emma Elliott
Passed on: June 12th, 2014

Passed peacefully away at the Health Science Centre, St. John's on Thursday, June 12, 2014, Emma Elliott of Clarenville, formerly of Winterbrook, aged 92 years. Predeceased by her husband Harvey; daughter Doreen Short; son-in-law Ted Lethbridge. Left with fond and loving memories her daughter Yvonne Lethbridge; son-in-law Oliver Short (Elaine); grandchildren Paul (Ann), Sharron (Jeff), Joanne (Philip), Deanne (Scott), Michael (Crystal) and Pamela (Shawn); great grandchildren Victoria (Matt), Jonathan, Jessica, Sarah, Brianna, Keegan and Connor; great great grandchildren Cole and Emma; and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service took place on Sunday, June 15, 2014 from the Anglican Church, Winterbrook. In her memory donations may be made to the Anglican Church, Winterbrook.

Mabel Phyllis Curtis
Passed on: June 11th, 2014
Mabel Phyllis Curtis (1932-2014):
With sadness, but with the blessing of having shared so many wonderful years of her life, we regret to announce, on June 11, 2014, the peaceful passing at Bonavista hospital of Mabel Phyllis Curtis, B(ED). A devoted teacher for many years, the last number of which she taught in Clarenville until her retirement. She is predeceased by her parents, Elizabeth and Reginald Curtis and brother Lloyd. Leaving to mourn are nephew, Robin Curtis, niece, Andrea (Joe) Maloney, her cherished grand niece and nephew, Rebecca and Joshua Maloney and sister-in-law, Ruby. A number of cousins and many close friends. Funeral was held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 2pm from St. Peter's Anglican Church, Catalina.

Lillian Lambert
Passed on: June 10th, 2014

Passed peacefully away at the G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville on June 10, 2014, Lillian Lambert of Southport, aged 92 years. Predeceased by husband Ulysses, infant children Juanita and Stephen Paul, brothers Gordon, Augustus and Edmund, sisters Dorothy and Myra. Left with fond and loving memories are daughters, Selena Spurrell, Jean Peddle (Earl), Verna Seward, Beverly Richard (Camille) and Brenda Lambert (Lloyd); sons Gerry Lambert (Audrey), Alvin Lambert, Keith Lambert (Ellen), Al Lambert (Vera) and Lorne Lambert (Debbie); 21 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; brother George Seward (Nellie) and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewers Funeral Home, Little Hearts Ease. Funeral Service took place on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Anglican Church, Gooseberry Cove with interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Gooseberry Cove.

June 26, 2014

Dora Skiffington
Passed on: June 21st, 2014

Passed peacefully away at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Dora Skiffington of Musgravetown aged 88 years. Predeceased by her husband Wilson. Left with fond and loving memories daughter, Anne (Terry), son, Andy (Carol) both of Musgravetown, grandchildren; Dwayne (April), Renee (Duane), Roxane (Corey), Vicki (Keith), Rochelle (Keith), great grandchildren; Emily, Colby, Lucas, Chloe, Judah, Grayson, Brock, step sister; Ruby Blakeston, Musgravetown, brother; Vernon Wiseman (Amy), Musgravetown, step brother; Fraser Sawyer (Ann), Bunyan's Cove and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge. Funeral Service took place 2 PM Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from the Salvation Army Citadel, Musgravetown with interment at Salvation Army Cemetery, Musgravetown.

Lori Stanley
Passed in: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: June 13th, 2014

Passed suddenly away in the presence of her family and friends, at Trillium Health Center, Mississauga on June 13, 2014, Lori (Stanley) Bamishile, age 45 years. She is originally from Clarenville, Newfoundland but has resided in Brampton, Ontario for the past 25 years. Predeceased by her newborn daughter Samantha, Grandparents Nina and Lyman Strong and grandfather Warren Stanley. Left with fond and loving memories her daughter Jada, parents Leslie and Judy Stanley, brother Paul (Holly), sister Cindy (George), grandmother Doris Stanley, nieces Stephanie, Amber, Ann, Madaline, nephews Robert, Isaiah and Hunter, grandnephew, Ziyad and a very large circle of relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held in Clarenville at a later date.

Hazel Helen Matthews
Passed on: June 15th, 2014

On June 15, 2014 Hazel Helen Matthews, born in Bloomfield, Newfoundland, passed away at the age of 82 years. Her kind and loving personality along with her thoughtfulness and generosity will be remembered by all those she touched. Her unparalleled example of what a kind, loving mother should be will echo in the hearts of those she loved forever. Hazel will be remembered for her great example by her seven children; Lily (Nathan), Maurice (Jane), Selvy (Pearl), Terry (Linda), Ruby (Blair), Brent (Donna) and Shannon (Spencer). Nan - Who is loved and admired by her 17 grandchildren; Fredrick, Geoffrey, Jennifer, Janice, Jonathan, Naomi, Amanda, Brandon, Sarah, Kyla, Joshua, Tyler, Jasmine, Tegan, Melisa, Muriel, and Kenley. Nanny - Who is leaving behind a legacy for her great grandchildren; Kayle, Teayanna, Autum, Justice, Corbyn, Joseph, Abigail, and Lillith. Hazel also leaves to cherish her memory, her brother-in-law, several sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. She was predeceased by her husband Lyle, son Dale (Age 2), her mother Sara, father John, 7 brothers; Lox, Heber, Ford, Bill, Art, Bob and Sam, and 2 sisters; Norie and Lily. We, the family, would like to thank Dr. Valdeng and all the staff at Norwood Palliative Care for their incredibly compassionate care of the woman who meant so much to us all. A Memorial Service will be held for Hazel on Saturday June 21, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Calmar, AB. In lieu of flowers, donations would be greatly appreciated in memory of Hazel to Norwood Hospice Care Center, 10410-111 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5G 3A2, or to the Watchtower Bible & Track Society at    Funeral arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Harmony Chapel.



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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Saturday September 27, 2014)

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