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The Packet
March 2012

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

 

March 1, 2012

Nathan Churchill Watton
Passed on: January 28th, 2012
Passed away suddenly on Saturday, January 28, 2012 in Halliburton, Ontario. Formerly of Ivanhoe, Trinity Bay, Nathan Churchill Watton age 66 years. Predeceased by his mom Eliza Watton; grandparents, Amos and Adella Watton; four sisters, Ena Pippy, Sarah Watton, Melvina Ryan and Alice Watton. He is survived by his wife, Judy and devoted family and long time friend Lily in Halliburton; sisters Melvina George, Louise Smith, Rebecca King and Vernice (Watson) Blundon; brother in laws Reginald Ryan and James Watton as well as many nieces and nephews in Newfoundland and Ontario. Cremation has taken place. Celebration of his life and interment will be held in Clarenville at a later date.
We all thank God for the blessing of having him in our lives and we will forever love and cherish him in our hearts

Eliza (Fran) Watton
Passed on: February 27th, 2012

passed peacefully away at the Miller Center on Monday, February 27, 2012, age 72 years. Leaving to mourn daughter Barbara; grandchildren Darrell (Carol Ann), Maria (Stephen); sister Nellie (Ed), Daphne (Edgar); brother Ralph (Roslyn); eight nephews, two nieces, and a large circle of family and friends. Predeceased by parents, husband Larry, sister Clara (Robert). Donations gratefully accepted to St. Clements Cemetery funds. Cremation will take place at Barrett's Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at St. Clements, Champney's West on Friday March 2, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. interment will be at St. Clement's Cemetery, Champney's West.

William T. Whalen
Passed on: February 26th, 2012

Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville on February 26, 2012 William T. Whalen of Caplin Cove aged 85 years. Predeceased by wife Rachel. Left with fond and loving memories his daughter Geneva Stacey (Brian) Labrador City; son Raymond (Violet) Clarenville; grandchildren Tonya, Curt, Trent and Bradley; great grandchildren Sophie, Nicholas, Hendrix, and Rayne; sisters Irene Critch (Roy), Hillview, Ethel Jacobs, Shoal Harbour, and Marcie Hillyard (George), St. Jones Within; brothers Hedley (Emma), Caplin Cove and Stan (Woodrow), Caplin Cove and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Little Heart's Ease. Funeral Service held on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Caplin Cove United Church with interment at United Cemetery, Caplin Cove. In his memory donations to United Church, Caplin Cove

David Hawkins
Passed on: February 19th, 2012
Passed away suddenly at the Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, February 19, 2012, David Hawkins of Clarenville, formerly of Buchans, aged 48 years. Predeceased by father George. Left with fond and loving memories his wife Christine of 23 years; daughter Katie; mother Bertha; sisters Dianne Kean (Robert), Pauline Richards (David) and Terry-Lynn Tremblett; brothers Kevin, Jerry and Harvey (Sylvia); parents-in-law John (Bus) & Marina Kirby; sisters-in-law Michele Walker (Stephen) and Chantal Reid (David); and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service held on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Clarenville with cremation to follow. In his memory donations may be made to the Canadian Celiac Association.


March 8, 2012

Caleb Churchill
It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Caleb Churchill, age 91, from Hodge's Cove, at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on February 29, 2012. Predeceased by his wife Myrtle; parents, John and Elizabeth; brothers, George, Kenneth and Clayton; and sister, Beatrice Porter. Leaving to mourn with many precious memories are his children; Levi (Myra), Robert (Debbie), Clyde (Marilyn); Minnie (Fred), Lorraine, Marilyn (Glen); sisters, Doris Spurrell and Alice Barfett; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and also a large circle of family and friends. Rested at the St. Andrews United Church, Hodge's Cove from where the funeral service, officiated by Rev. Robert Tuck, took place on Saturday, March 3, 2012 with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island.
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
What we keep in memory is ours forever

Maggie Jean Morgan (nee Smith)
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and friend Maggie "Jean" (nee Smith), age 94, on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital, Stehenville. Predeceased by her parents, Roland and Emma Smith, husband, David, son, baby Gerald, daughter, Sandra; brother, Harvey Smith; sister, Gladys and brother-in-law, Lewis Hefford and sister, Merida Smith. She will be sadly missed by her sons, Dave (Rose), Wayne, Gary, Butch; daughter, Wanda ( Allen); brother, Clarence Smith (Jenny- predeceased), sister-in-law, Pearl Smith, grandchildren, Davey, Phillip, Todd, Dean, Trina, Amanda, Mark, Dawn, Justin, Matthew, Cole, Kristopher and Brandon; 17 great grandchildren and other family and friends.Rested at the First United Church, Stephenville and Central United Church, Elliott's Cove, Random Island. The funeral service, officiated by Rev.Vera Abbott took place on Monday, February 27th from the Central United Church, Elliott's Cove with interment following at the United Church Cemetery, Aspey Brook, Random Island. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Russell's Funeral Home, Stephenville and Vardy's Funeral Home, Hickman's Harbour, Random Island.
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Go in peace, you've earned your sleep
Your love in our hearts, we'll eternally keep

Roy Eric King
Passed peacefully away at the Miller Centre, in St. John's on Thursday, March 1, 2012, Roy King of Shoal Harbour, aged 60 years. Predeceased by father Eric, sisters Margaret Rose King and Clarice Fewer. Left with fond and loving memories his mother Lavina, brother Jim, sisters Sharon, Karen, and Susie (Wayne), brother-in-law Robert Fewer, six nieces, two great nephews, Mitchell and Christopher, one great niece Abby, aunts and uncles and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service was 2 PM on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Clarenville with interment at Interdenominational Cemetery, Clarenville. In his memory donations may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation in Aid of Patient and Family Support Fund or Anglican Church Rectory Fund.


March 15, 2012

Harvey Butt
Passed on: March 9th, 2012

Former Hickman's Harbour resident, Harvey Butt, 84, Died March 9th, 2012, with his family who he loved completely, as they loved him. He is survived by his Wife Mary, Daughter Kimberley, Son Inlaw Chris, and his Grandchildren Bailey, Christopher, and Myle. At his request, no service will be held, he wanted everyone to remember his life not his death. Harvey Butt, our amazing Father, Husband and Grandfather was born in Hickman's Harbour on Feb. 23, 1928 to John and Effie Butt. Our Beloved Father, Husband and Grandfather spent his life making sure that he created the best possible life for who he was leaving behind. His passion was music, and Dad I will always think of you when I play or hear music. Dad we all Love You, and will miss you FOREVER! Arrangements entrusted to the BECKETT - GLAVES FAMILY FUNERAL CENTRE, 88 Brant Avenue, Brantford Ontario. Online condolences,and tribtues will be available at www.beckettglaves.com
A tree will be planted in memory of Harvey at the Beckett - Glaves Memorial Forest
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Vida Millicent Currie
Passed on: March 10th, 2012
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Vida Millicent Currie, age 93, from Miraquinn Hilltop Manor, Hickman's Harbour, formerly from Britannia, at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on March 10, 2012. Predeceased by her parents,Allan and Mary Ivany; husband, Watkin; sons, Dave and Fenwick (Cassie) and daughter-in-law, Ena. Leaving to mourn are her sons, Mac and Wilfred (Madeline); grandchildren, Peter (Judy), Paul (Linda), Kim, Shawn (Lori), Adam, April, Jason (Penny) and Jamie; 15 great grandchildren; brother, Maxwell Ivany (Sadie) and William Ivany; sister-in-law, Marion Ivany; daughters-in-law, Wanda (Jim) and Jean (Ray); and many other relatives and friends. Rested at Vardy's Funeral Home, Hickman's Harbour. The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Vera Abbott, took place on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 2 pm from the United Church, Britannia with interment following.
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Sleeping in silent peace

Bessie Gladys Smith
Passed on: March 8th, 2012

It is with saddened hearts the family of the late Bessie Gladys Smith, age 92, from Sunnyside, announce her passing at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on March 8, 2012. Predeceased by her parents, James and Martha Snook; husband, Moses; son, Jim; brothers, George (Minnie), Norman (Marnie), Charles (Alma) and Jake (Ida). Leaing to mourn with many fond and loving memories are her children, Livy Green (Calvin- deceased), Bertha Crocker (Clem) and George (Angela); 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 2 great great grand-daughters and also a large circle of other family and friends. Rested at St. Andrews Anglican Church, Sunnyside from where the funeral service, officiated by Rev. Gary Hussey, took place on Saturday, March 10, 2012 with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Hickman's Harbour, Random Island.
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Asleep in the arms of Jesus

Annie Bertha Martin
Passed on: March 9th, 2012

Passed peacefully away at the Pentecostal Seniors Home in Clarke's Beach on March 9, 2012, Annie Bertha Martin of Little Heart's Ease aged 93 years. Predeceased by husband Theodore. Left with fond and loving memories her daughters Alice Peddle (Clarence) of Clarenville, Dinah Avery (Melvin) of Long Beach, Doris Smith (Max) of Hodge's Cove; sons Kenmore (Gina) of Brooks, Alberta, Eric (Barbara), and Howard both of Ontario, 15 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Little Heart's Ease. Funeral Service took place 2 pm Monday March 12, 2012 at the United Church, Little Heart's Ease with interment at United Cemetery, Little Heart's Ease. Donations in her memory to the United Church or the United Church Cemetery, Little Heart's Ease.

Jordan Reginald Wells
With the heaviest of hearts, we announce the tragic passing of Jordan Wells on February 29, 2012, aged 23 years. Wonderful son of Diane Wells (Routliffe) and Walter Wells, step son of Judy Wells (Skiffington), brother of Angus (Kasi), Shawn and Deanna (Thailor), nephew of Sharon (Chris), Barry (Anne), Michael (Mary) and David, and the extended Routliffe family of Ottawa (ON). Also Walwyn (Laura), Cal (Vera), Gord (Ivy), Gloria (Lloyd), Bob (Ivy), Donna (Eliol), Morley and Debbie (Gary) and the extended Wells family, including Wade Wells and the extended Skiffington and LeBlanc (Michelle) families of Bloomfield (NL), and beloved friend of Jay, Gary, Kenny, Donald, and too many more to mention. We would like to extend special thanks to the Clareville RCMP, the Coast Guard, the Triple Bay Search and Rescue, and all the other volunteers for helping us at the difficult time.

John Strickland
Passed on: March 2nd, 2012

Passed away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Friday, March 2, 2012, John Strickland of Clarenville, aged 77 years. Predeceased by his three brothers Wesley, Reginald and Stanley. Left with fond and loving memories are his wife Martha of 48 years, daughters Sheila (Chris) Lewis, Elizabeth (Peter) White; sister Caroline Strickland, Irene Taylor; brother Raymond (Doris); sisters in law Doris Strickland, Millicent Strickland, Myrtle Strickland, Phyllis (Wesley) Harris, Myrtle Spencer, Marie (Henry) Hunt, Dorothy (Gerald) Crant and a circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service took place on Monday, March 5, 2012 from St. Mary's Anglican Church, Clarenville with interment at the Interdenominational Cemetery, Clarenville. In his memory donations may be made St. Mary's Anglican Church Rectory Fund.

Eric Tremblett
Passed on: March 2nd, 2012
Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Friday March 2, 2012, Eric Tremblett, aged 77 Years of Lethbridge. Predeceased by his parents Norman and Catherine; step father Norman Humby; father in law Wallace Diamond; nephew Roger Lethbridge. Left with fond and loving memories are his wife Patsy of 49 years; daughter Joanne (David) Smith; son Mark (Darlene); three grandchildren Thomas, Megan, Brandon; mother in law Nellie Diamond; sisters Linda (Albert John) Fry, Cora (Gerald) Lethbridge; brothers Myles (Evelyn), Elias (Winnifred); sister in law Kay (Walter) Young and a circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge. Funeral service took place on Monday March 5, 2012 from the United Church, Lethbridge with Cremation to follow.


March 22, 2012

Wesley Brian Peddle
Passed on: March 12th, 2012

It is wth great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Wesley Brian Peddle, age 58, from Hodge's Cove, at the DR. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on March 12, 2012. Predeceaased by his mom and dad, John and Susie Peddle; mother and step-father, Jean and Chesley Smith and brother, Carl Smith. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Viola; daughter, Lisa (Chris) and Rodney (Thomasina); grandchildren, Cameron, Ryan and Lucas; father and step-mother, Robert and Dorothy Dalling; sisters, Judy and Suzanne; brothers, Vince, Neil, Mark and David; aunts, Loretta and Ethel and also a large circle of family and friends. Rested at the St. Mary's Anglican Church, Hodge's Cove from where the funeral service, officiated by Rev. Jessie Broaders and deacon, Rev. Myrna Vey, took place on March 15, 2012. Cremation followed. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Hickman's Harbour, Random Island.
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Until we meet again

Dennis Michael O'Neill
Passed on: March 13th, 2012

Passed away at the G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Tuesday March 13, 2012 Dennis Michael O' Neill of Shoal Harbour in his 56th year. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his spouse Darrell Little, daughters: Gwen Humby and husband Jeff of CBS, Jennifer O' Neill and fiancé Michael Sacrey of Fort McMurray, Mikayla Little of Clarenville, father Fredrick O' Neill of Random Island, grandchildren: Maddox, Ashton and Ryder, sisters: Patsy, Peggy, Linda, Rose, Dene, Debbie and Diane, brothers: Ed, Ron and Freddie plus a large circle of other family and friends. Predeceased by mother Mary O' Neill and brother Cyril O' Neill. Funeral Mass was officiated by Father W. Hearn from Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, Clarenville on Friday March 16, 2012 with internment following at Milton/ George's Brook Community Cemetery. Pallbearers were brothers: Ed and Freddie O' Neill, sisters: Linda O' Neill and Dene Philpot, son in laws: Jeff Humby and Michael Sacrey. Cross bearer was God Son Jimmy Wiseman. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Blundon's Funeral Home - Shoal Harbour. To sign our online book of condolences please visit www.blundonsfuneralhome.com

Reginald Reid
Passed on: March 12th, 2012

Passed peacefully away at Dr. Albert O'Mahony Manor, Clarenville on Sunday, March 11, 2012, Reginald Reid of North Harbour, aged 82 years. Left with fond and loving memories his wife Eileen of 62 years; daughter Daphne (Eugene); sons Sidney (Sandra), Melvin (Brenda), Jerry, Leroy (Carla) and Leon (Sonja); 13 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; sister Rowena (Arthur) and Inez (Roy); brother Cyril (Jean); sister-in-law Rita; brothers-in-law Alfred Eddy (Maude) and Gladstone Eddy (Dora) and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Pentecostal Church, North Harbour. Funeral service took place on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at the Pentecostal Church, North Harbour with interment at Pentecostal Cemetery, North Harbour.


March 29, 2012

William F. (Frank) Power
Passed on: March 7th, 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of William F. (Frank) Power, age 76 of Port Union, formerly of St. John's, at Bonavista Hospital on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Predeceased by wife Marg in 2001. Leaving mourn is son Dave (Yvonne Marshall), Mount Pearl; stepson Frank Reeves (Connie) Naples, Florida; daughters Sandra (Derrick Lodge), Port Union and Debbie (Stuart Haynes) Nanaimo, BC; 6 grandsons, Zachary and Kyle Power, Adam Lodge, David Power (Jennifer & Ryan), Daniel and Chris Reeves. Also sisters in law Elsie Lodge, Anne Russell, Daphne Sheppard, Sarah Lander, Barbara Norman and Margaret Norman; brothers in law Ern Norman, Bud Norman and George Branton as well as many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and funeral was held at St. Patrick's Church in Port Union on Monday March 12, followed by burial.

Laura Rogers
Passed on: March 19th, 2012
It is with saddened hearts the family of Laura Rogers, from Weybridge, announce her peaceful passing at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on March 19, 2012, at the age of 86. Predeceased by her parents, Henry George and Florence Humby; husband, Graham; daughters, Selina, Florence and Gertie; brothers, James and Albion; sisters, Eva (Norman) and Lilly (Jack). Laura leaves to mourn with many fond and precious memories her sons, Merrill (Marilyn), Calvin (Arlene), Hughie (Beverley); daughters, Joyce, Vera (Clarence Maloney), Norma (Wayne March), Patricia (Dennis Reid), Wanda (George Skinner), Arlean (Kevin King); sisters-in-law, Florence and Jenny; 27 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; 35 great great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rested at the Central United Church, Elliott's Cove, Random Island, from where the funeral service, officiated by Rev. Vera Abbott, took place on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 2 pm with interment following at the United Church Cemetery, Weybridge, Random Island. Donations in her memory may be made to the Weybridge United Church Cemetery Fund or the Children's Wish Foundation. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Hickman's Harbour, Random Island. You may sign our guest book at www.vardysfuneralhome.com
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Sleep on dear mother your work is over, your willing hands will toil no more. Kind you were loving and true, no friends on earth we'll find like you.

Daisy Kate Hollohan
Passed on: March 18th, 2012
Passed peacefully away at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Sunday March 18, 2012, Daisy Hollohan of Summerville, Bonavista Bay, age 92 years. Predeceased by husband Frank and son Patrick. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories her, daughter Bridget (Dennis Murphy), daughter-in-law Pauline Smith, sons James (Daphne), Lou (Maxine) and Ben, nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. Rested at St. Anne's Catholic Church,Summerville from where the funeral service took place on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island.
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Fond memories cling

Francis (Frank) Coles
Passed on: March 20th, 2012
Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, Frank Coles of Queens Cove in his 89th year. Predeceased by wife Joyce, parents Percy and Sophie Coles and sister Peggy Mrazik. Leaving to mourn his loving and devoted children Brenda (Ches) Stanford, Butch, Lorna (Bob) Gammon and Graham (Sherilyn); seven loving grandchildren Keith (Tina), Nancy, Jason (Missy), Adam (Steve), Alexis (Mike), Brad and Jeff; precious great grandchildren Jalen, Anna, Madelyn and Carson; brother Max; sister Emma Byrne; brothers-in-law Rennie (Jean) Drover and George Mrazik; sisters-in-law Amy Groves, Millie (Bill) Edwards and Glenda Drover; and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service held on Thursday, March 24, 2012 from Fewer's Funeral Home with cremation to follow. Donations in his memory may be made to the Clarenville United Church Cemetery Fund or The Lung Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.aws Reginald Ryan and James Watton as well as many nieces and nephews in Newfoundland and Ontario. Cremation has taken place. Celebration of his life and interment will be held in Clarenville at a later date.

 

 

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

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