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The Packet Obituaries
June 2001

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

 

HARRIS, Pearce
Passed away suddenly at the Health Science Complex, St. John's on Saturday, June 2, 2001 Pearce Harris of Lethbridge in his 69th year. Predeceased by his wife Beryl on April 20, 1997 and brothers Gordon and Raymond. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are daughters Ethel (Glen Coles), Toronto, ON and Annabelle (Wilson Wheeler), Toronto, ON; sons Wayde (Florence), Toronto, ON and Paul (Sharon), Pouch Cove; sisters Jane Holloway, Bloomfield, Mildred Frampton, Markland and Linda (Jean Boucher), Saint John, NB; sister-in-law Mae Harris, Bloomfield; brother Carl (Olive), Lethbridge; seven grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 3 step-great grandchildren and a large number of relatives and extra special friends too numerous to mention who were close to the family. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge. Funeral service held Tuesday, June 5, 2001 from the Anglican Church, Lethbridge with interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Lethbridge. In his memory donations may be made to the Anglican Church Cemetery Fund, Lethbridge.

HOBBS, Judy Ann
Passed peacefully away at the G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Monday, June 4, 2001 after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer, Judy Ann Hobbs of Port Blandford, age 35 years. Predeceased by father Rance (2000). Leaving to mourn with loving memories husband Craig; mother Doris; siblings Austin (Barb) and Royden (Daphne); nieces and nephews Crystal, Nicole, Andrew, Ryan and Jessica; grandmother Mary (nan Harris); mother and father-in-law Dora and George Harris; sister-in-law Cindy (Keith); brothers-in-law Cliff (Christine), Gary (Peggy); nieces and nephews Graham, Mark, Neil, Kaylon, Matthew and Megan; and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Salvation Army, Bunyan's Cove. Funeral service held on June 7, 2001 from the Salvation Army, Bunyan's Cove with intermant at Salvation Army Cemetery.

DOOLEY, John
Passed away suddenly at his residence on June 6, 2001, John Dooley of Sweet Bay in his 80th year. Predeceased by his wife Loretta (1990); parents Martin (1975) and Ellen (1931). Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his sons, Joseph (Rita), St. John's; Lawrence of Sweet Bay; Bernard (Eileen), Marystown; Gerard (Brenda), Sweet Bay and Cyril (Dorcas), Manuels; daughters Ellen (Wayne Dalton), Little Catalina; Rita (Edward Hearn), Charleston; Pauline (Brian Butt), Halifax, Nova Scotia; Loretta (Wilson Spurrell), Dunfield; Irene, St. John's; Louise (Dean Stead), Musgravetown and Bernadette (Leo Power), St. John's; brothers Cyril, Sweet Bay and Kevin, Southern Bay. Rested at Roman Catholic Church, Sweet Bay. Funeral service took place Saturday, June 9, 2001 from the Roman Catholic Church, Sweet Bay.

DOOLEY, John
Passed away suddenly at his residence on June 6, 2001 John Dooley of Sweet Bay in his 80th year. Predeceased by his wife Loretta in 1990, father Martin in 1975 and mother Ellen in 1931. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories sons Joseph (Rita) of St. John's, Lawrence of Sweet Bay, Bernard (Eileen) of Marystown, Gerard (Brenda) of Sweet Bay and Cyril (Dorcas) of Manuels; daughters Ellen Dalton (Wayne) of Little Catalina, Rita Hearn (Edward) of Charleston, Pauline Butt (Brian) of Halifax, Loretta Spurrell (Wilson) of Dunfiled, Louise Stead (Dean) of Musgravetown and Bernadette Power (lee) of St. John's; 22 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brothers Cyril and Kevin both of Sweet Bay; sister-in-law Jane Dooley of Sweet Bay; brother-in-law Edward Maloney of Sweet Bay plus a large circle of other family and friends. Father Colbert officiated funeral service from RC Church, Sweet Bay on June 9 with interment following at RC Cemetery, Sweet Bay. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Blundon's Funeral Home, Shoal Harbour.
"WE CARE."
"To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die."

ADEY, Anderson
Passed peacefully away at Lakeside Homes, Gander on Thursday, June 7, 2001, Anderson Adey of Adeytown who would have been 100 years old, June 13, 2001. Predeceased by mother Jessie, father Simeon, brothers Claude and Andrew, sister Edith Cooper and nieces Editha and Jessie. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving meemories are his wife Myra (Frost) adey of 69 years; sons Donald (Brenda), Gander and Lewis (Inez), Clarenville; nieces Priscella, Frances and Ivy; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and a large number of relatives and friends. Rested at United Church, Adeytown. Funeral service held Sunday, June 10, 2001 from United Church, Adeytown with interment at United Church Cemetery, Adeytown. In his memory donations may be made to United Church Cemetery Fund.

HICKS, John,
1907-2001

Passed peacefully away on June 9, 2001, John Hicks, aged 93 years, 8 months. Leaving to mourn his wife Sophie (Abbott) of 62 years, one niece Hazel (Ryder) White and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Starthie's Funeral Home. Funeral service was held on June 11/01 from Starthie's Funeral Home. Intermant at the United Church Cemetery.

IVANY, Sarah Elizabeth (Peddle)
Passed peacefully away on June 9, 2001, at Lakeside Homes, Gander, Sarah Ivany age 89. Predeceased by husband Jim; son Bren; son-in-law Lloyd Tibbs; parents and brothers Martin, Bob, Bill, Jim and Andrew. Left with fond and loving memories are son Gordon (Phoebe) of Windsor Jct., NS; daughters Mary Tibbs of Gander, Bernice (larry) Reid of Gander; brother Art Peddle of Corner Brook; sisters Mary Hayter of St. John's, Clara Peddle of St. John's; daughter-in-law Maggie Ivany of Gander; 10 grandchildren Shirley, Terry (Marina), Tony (Blaze), Kathy (Rob), Jeff (Michelle), Tim (Corina), Lisa, Nevin (Sue), Jill (Doug), and Paula; 12 great-granchildren, Stephen (Marion), Kimberley, Brandon, Dustin, Nicloe, David, Jake, Meredith, Shealyn, Kaitlyn, Megan and Alexandira; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on June 12 at St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral, Gander. Interment at All Saints Cemetery, Gander. Donations in her memory can be made to the Alzheimer Society. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander/Carmanville.

ASH, Myrtle B.
Passed away suddenly at her niece's residence in Brooklyn on Sunday, June 10, 2001, Myrtle B. Ash of Portland, aged 92 years. Leaving to mourn a large number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Rested at Portland United Church. Funeral service took place on Wednesday, June 13, 2001 from Portland United Church with interment at United Church Cemetery, Portland.

BECK, Donald
Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Hospital on June 11, 2001 Donald Beck of Swift Current in his 91st year. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Bessie of 63 years; daughters Stella Avery (Gordon) of Labrador City and Vida Vaters (Mark) of Swift Current; sons Robert (Annie) of Swift Current, Eric (Rosemary) of Sunnyside and Rodger (Karen) of Pasadena; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; plus a large circle of other realtives and friends. Pastor Roberts officiated funeral service on June 13 from Pentecostal Church, Swift Current with interment following at Pentecostal Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Blundon's Funeral Home, Shoal Harbour.
"All things change but God remains."

MATCHEM, Veita
Passed peacefully away at the Janeway Hospital on Friday, June 15, 2001, Veita Matchem of Musgravetown, aged 21 years. Predeceased by her grandparents Willis Samuel Matchem, Veita Marion Matchem, Robert Simmonds and niece Kathleen Matchem. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her parents Edward and Mary Matchem; four sisters Bonnie Martin (Richard), Musgravetown, Phyllis Paul (Billy), Pasadena, Christina (Wally), Clarenville and Barbara Ann, Musgravetown; four brothers Ron (Dana), Shoal Harbour, Robert, Adam and Kelly of Musgravetown; six nieces and nephews; and a large number of friends and relatives. Rested at the Salvation Army Citadel, Lethbridge. Funeral service was held Monday, June 18, 2001 from Salvation Army Citadel, Lethbridge with intermant at Salvation Army Cemetery, Lethbridge. Flowers accepted or donations may be made to Salvation Army, Lethbridge or Janeway Hospital.

SKIFFINGTON, Oliver
Passed peacefully away at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Friday, June 15, 2001, Oliver Skiffington of Musgravetown, aged 67 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Monica of 44 years; four daughters Cynthia Skiffington (Lou), Toronto, ON, Valerie Holloway (Dennis), Rowena Holloway (Keith) both of Bloomfield, and Mary Menchenton (Laurie), Musgravetown; two sons Kim (Betty) and Jason (Janice) both of Musgravetown; sisters Floella Coles, ON and Gertrude Burton (Pasco), Lethbridge; brothers Frank (iris) and Elias both of Lethbridge; twelve grandchildren; and a large number of relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge. Funeral service was held Sunday, June 17, 2001 from Musgravetown United Church with intermant at the United Church Cemetery, Musgravetown. No flowers by request. Memorial fund may be made to the family.

SPURRELL, George
Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Hospital on Saturday, June 16, 2001, George Spurrell of Clarenville, aged 74 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Winnie of 47 years; two sons Dave (Patty) and Gary both of Ottawa, ON; one brother Art (Mary), Clarenville; one grandaughter Mikki; and a large number of relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 19, 2001 from St. Mary's Anglican Church, Clarenville with intermant at Interdenominational Cemetery, Clarenville. No flowers by request, donations may be made to St. Mary's Anglican Church, Clarenville in his memory.

TOOPE, Winston S.
Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Hospital on Saturday June 16, 2001, Winston S. Toope of Old Bonaventure, aged 82 years. Predeceased by parents Llewellyn and Louisa; brother edward and sisters Aetha and Florence. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Edna of 59 years; two daughters Ivy Spurrell (Charles), Dunfield and Nina Bannister (Don), Shoal Harbour; one sister Josephine Miller, Old Bonaventure; two brothers Cyril (mary), England and Oilver (Charlotte), Ottawa, ON; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a large number of relatives and friends. Rested at Anglican Church, Old Bonaventure. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 19, 2001 from the Anglican Church, Old Bonaventure with intermant at Anglican Cemetery, Old Bonaventure. Flowers gratefully accepted, or donations may be made to Anglican Church, Old Bonaventure in his memory.

MARCH, George
Passed peacefully away at Hoyles-Escasoni Complex, St. John's on Wednesday, June 20, 2001, George March of Clarenville, aged 93 years. Predeceased by his grandchildren George Harold, Robert Edward and Roberta Kimberley. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memiries are his wife Effie of 62 years; daughter Jessie Lachouich (Arthur), Sarnia, ON; son Harold (Grace), Clarenville; two brothers Ernest (Annie) and Allan (Beatrice), both of Green's Harbour, two step-grandchildren Tina Spurrell (Mike) and Corina (Robin); one great-grandaughter Jailen; and a large number of relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service was held Saturday, June 23, 2001 from Memorial United Church, Clarenville with interment at United Cemetery, Clarenville. No flowers by request, donations may be made to Memorial United Church, or Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital.

LODGE, Thomas
Passed away suddenly at Bloomfield on June 20, 2001 Thomas Lodge of Bloomfield in his 53rd year. Predeceased by his twin brother Lloyd (1969) and his father Thomas Sr. (1999). Leaving with fond and loving memories his mother Evelyn; sisters Bernice Wiseman and Barbara Lodge (Clarence), both of Bloomfield; brothers Lyle (Bernadette), Oakville, ON, Hubert (Dildre), Musgravetown and Bill (Daphne), Bloomfield; a number of nieces and nephews and a large number of relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge. Funeral service took place Monday, June 25, 2001, at the Pentecostal Church in Bunyan's Cove with interment at the Pentecostal Cemetery, Musgravetown.

DAY, Marilyn
Passed peacefully away at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Monday, June 25, 2001, Marilyn J. Day, nee King, retired teacher of Clarenville, aged 55 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband Bill of 32 years; son Chris, Toronto; brother Lorne King and wife Gladys, Halifax, NS; nephews Jeffrey King, Vancover, BC and David King, Sydney, Australia and a large number of relatives and special friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service held Wednesday, June 27, 2001 from St. Mary's Anglican Church, Clarenville with interment at Clarenville Interdenominational Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in her memory may be made to Retired Teacher's Foundation, Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Clinic, St. John's or Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville.

 

 

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