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The Packet
May 2012

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

 

May 3, 2012

John J. (Jack) Barry
Passed on: April 27th, 2012

Passed peacefully away at his home in Clarenville on Friday, April 27, 2012, Jack Barry. Predeceased by son Shaun. Left with wonderful loving memories his wife, snuggle buggle and best friend Georgina (Vardy) & loyal companion Buddy; daughters Heather (John) and Stephanie (Jenn); son Michael (Cheryl); grandchildren Andrew, Jonathan, Anna, Adam and Tinaya; three great grandchildren and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service took place on Monday, April 30, 2012 at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church. In his memory, donations may be made to the Clarenville Area SPCA, 125 Huntley Drive, Clarenville, NL, A5A 4L1. Jack was very active in sports especially Soccer and in many service groups - Legion, Rotary, Lions and as a Community Volunteer. His working career consisted of Military (Air Force), Public Health Inspection and Army Reserves-Canadian Rangers.

Annie Myra Penney
Passed on: April 23rd, 2012

Passed peacefully away at the G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital Clarenville on Monday April 23, 2012 Annie Myra Penney of Charlottetown in her 76th year. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving are her sons Randy Ford (Linda) of Keswick, Ont. And Glen Ford (Suzanne) of St. John's, daughters Carolyn Byrne (Paul) of Hamilton, Ont. And Beryl Simmonds (Lewis) of Charlottetown, grand children Kyle Ford, Rebecca Byrne, Jessica and Jeremy Nichol, Jim Simmonds (Tammy), Shawn Simmonds (Theresa), Stephen Simmonds (Melinda); great grandchildren Victoria, Brady, Michael, Sydney, Neveah and Jacob, sister Nina Pearce and brother Sidney Chaulk plus a large circle of other family and friends. Pre-deceased by husband Boyd, daughter Bernice, sister Mable and brother Robert. Funeral service was officiate by Candidate Daniel Kelly from Charlottetown Salvation Army Church with interment following at Community Cemetery Charlottetown. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Blundons Funeral Home - Shoal Harbour www.blundonsfuneralhome.com

Theodore G. Walters
Passed on: April 21st, 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Theodore (Ted) Garfield Walters, age 80 of Champney's East on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Predeceased by his parents Llewellyn and Phoebe Walters; brothers Harold, Clarence, Hezekiah; sister Vinnie. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Gertrude; sons Junior (Christine), Glen (Shirley), Geoffrey (Beverley); daughters Pamela (Kevin MacLellan), Bonnie (Robert Hiscock): 18 grandchildren Chantille (Craig Elliott), Vanessa (Craig Kelly), Kayla and Kelsey Pelley, Crystal and Christy Walters, Fallon, Melissa and Hilary Walters, Mark and Jacob MacLellan, Nathan, Matthew, Daniel, Monica, Rebecca, Jared and Jaydon Hiscock; 4 great grandchildren Logan, Kenna, Chase, Gavin; brothers Donald; sisters Hilda, Helen, Dorothy, Edith plus a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Triumphant Pentecostal Tabernacle, Catalina from where the funeral service took place on Wednesday April 25, 2012 followed by burial at the Port Rexton Pentecostal Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Blundon's Funeral Home, Shoal Harbour.

Annie Freake
Passed on: April 21st, 2012

Passed peacefully away at her home on April 21, 2012, Annie Freake age 98 years. Predeceased by her husband Andrew and brother Jack. Leaving to mourn son Melvin (Doris); daughters Marjory (Bud) and Iris (Don); 3 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and sister in law Ellen. Funeral took place on Wednesday, April 25th at St. Peter's Anglican Church, Catalina.

Kathleen Crofts
Passed on: April 21st, 2012
CROFTS, Kathleen (Kay Vardy RN),1941-2012
Passed away suddenly at home in Ontario on April 21, 2012. Leaving to mourn sons Mark (Lisa) Thistle and Davy Thistle; grandchildren Jesse, Rachel and Sara; sister Georgina (Jack) Barry; brother Ed (Sharon) Vardy and cousin Dianne Ross. She also leaves relatives and friends, especially Glenda, Ann and Lillian. She will be remembered by her nursing class of 1961. Interment will be held at Clarenville at a later date.

Blanche Strong - Preston
Passed on: April 23rd, 2012

Passed quietly away at the Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Monday, April 23, 2012, Blanche Preston of Clarenville, aged 92 years. Predeceased by daughter Sheila; grandson John; sisters Jessie, Lillian and Evelyn; brothers Raymond and Wilson. Left with fond and loving memories her husband John of 44 years; sons Raymond (Shirley), Clarenville, Hervine (Patsy), Smith Falls, ON, Derrick (Ella), Clarenville and Lloyd (Linda), Clarenville; all grandchildren; great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service took place on Thursday, April 26, 2012 from Memorial United Church, Clarenville with interment at United Cemetery, Church Hill, Clarenville.


May 10, 2012

Wilson Slade
Passed on: May 7th, 2012

Passed peacefully away at the Dr. Albert O'Mahony Memorial Manor, Clarenville on Monday, May 7, 2012, Wilson Slade of Arnold's Cove, aged 75 years. Predeceased by sisters Ada and Alice; brothers Neil and Morgan. Left with fond and loving memories his wife Ruby of 39 years; step-son Graham (Susan); grandchildren Lidia and Oliver; brothers Reginald (Marion) and Walter (Jessie); brother-in-law Walter Allen; sisters-in-law Bessie Slade and Norma Slade and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Arnold's Cove. Funeral service took place on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from St. Michael's All Angels Anglican Church, Arnold's Cove. In his memory donations may be made to St. Michael's All Angels Anglican Church, Arnold's Cove.

Irene Cross
Passed on: May 5th, 2012

Passed peacefully away at the Dr. GB Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Saturday, May 5, 2012, Irene Cross of Port Blandford, aged 64 years. Predeceased by her mother and father (Johanna and Able); sister Viola; grandson Morgan. Left with fond and loving memories her husband Cyril of 47 years; daughters Joanna (Darren)of Port Blandford and Trina of Whitecourt, AB; son Kendall of Mount Pearl; three grandchildren William, Ava and Haylie; sisters Eileen (Charles) of Glovertown, Mildred of Glovertown, Nellie of Glovertown, Sarah (Harley) of Bishop Falls, Edith (Scott) of Port Blandford and Rita (Sam) of Little Bay; brother William of Glovertown and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at St. Aiden's Anglican Church, Port Blandford. Funeral service took place on Monday, May 7, 2012 from St. Aiden's Anglican Church, Port Blandford with interment at Anglican Church Cemetery, Port Blandford.

Stephen Hayward Frank Price
Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, on May 1, 2012, Stephen Hayward Frank Price, age 67. Predeceased by his parents, Moses and Effie Price. Leaving to mourn are his wife, Olive, sons Stephen (Michelle), and Charlie (Marilyn), daughter Teina (Jeff), and grandchildren Zoe, Brady, Brent, and Jeremy. Also leaving to mourn are his sisters Mary (Terry), Loretta (Tiny), Ethel (Albert), Beatrice, Beverley (Wayne), Daphne (Melvin), Rosella (Roger), Barbara (Wayne), and brothers Charlie (Ivy), Jack (Marge), Dorman (Patricia), and Terry. Rested at the Grace United Church, Hillview, from where the funeral service, officiated by Rev. Glenn Jarvis, took place on May 5, 2012, with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted by Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island.
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
He loved people and laughter
.

Vernon Fifield
Passed on: April 13th, 2012

Passed peacefully away at the Bonavista Hospital on Friday April 13, 2012 in his 89th year, Vernon Fifield of Bonavista. Predeceased by parents Richard and Jane (Sharpe) and wife Evelyn (Durdle). Left with fond and loving memories daughters Jean (Marvin Hayward), and Joyce Mouland, son Dennis; Grandchildren: Tracy Mouland (Fred) and Todd Mouland (Kelly), two great grandchildren: Jonathon and Jenna Mouland and a circle of family and friends. Rested at Strathie's funeral home Bonavista. Funeral service took place on April 16th 2012 from Christ Church Bonavista, with interment at the Anglican church cemetery Bonavista


May 17, 2012

Leo Newman
Passed on: May 13th, 2012

Passed peacefully away at Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Sunday, May 13, 2012, Leo Newman of Clarenville, aged 68 years. Predeceased by parents Joseph and Bernadette Newman; half brother Alonzo Cave. Left with fond and loving memories his companion Marie Johnson; daughter Nancy Smith (Grant), Fort McMurray, AB; sons Keith (Marilyn), Embree, Christopher (Chastity), Clarenville and Paul (Anna), St. John's; grandchildren McKenna, Claire and Callie-Jo; sisters Loretta Slaney (William), Dunville and Eileen Sweetland (Alex), Clarenville; brothers Gerard (Hattie), St. John's and Ben, St. John's; and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service took place on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, Clarenville with interment at Clarenville Interfaith Cemetery.

Rita Jean Gulliford
Passed on: May 11th, 2012

Passed away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Friday, May 11, 2012, Rita Gulliford of Clarenville, formerly of Musgravetown, aged 89 years. Predeceased by her husband Eric Sr.; brother Edward Tiller; parents Herbert & Myrtis Tiller. Left with fond and loving memories are her children, Eric Jr. (Margaret), Geraldine (Donald) McPhail, Carol Ann Granter (Warren), Judith (Daryl) Gulliford-Green, Christopher, Gerald (Samantha); nine grandchildren John (Barbara), Glenn (Heather), Nancy (Robert), Mark, Matthew, Michael, Luke, Alexandra, Douglas; four great grandchildren Mathieu (Ashley), Allyssa, Jacob, Nicholas; two great great granddaughters Faith and Cheynne; sister Mae Vincent, Olive (Charles) Norris, Louise Hillier, Sophie (David) MacLean, Elizabeth (Mike) Gallagher; brothers Joseph (Beulah), Charles (Lenora), Norman (Monica) and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service was held on Monday, May 14, 2012 from the Heritage United Church, Musgravetown with interment at the United Cemetery, Musgravetown. In her memory donations may be made to the Heritage United Church, Musgravetown.

Doris Mary Spurrell
Passed on: May 7th, 2012

Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, on May 7th, 2012, Doris Mary Spurrell, age 97, from Gooseberry Cove. She is predeceased by her husband Joseph Spurrell, daughter Ivy Cable, and parents John and Elizabeth Churchill. Also predeceased by brothers Caleb (Myrtle), George, Clayton, Kenneth; sisters Minnie Green (Wallace), and Beatrice Porter (Charl Pitcher); brother-in-law George Barfette; daughters-in-law Edna, Eugena, Shirley, and Priscella; and grandchildren Chad Spurrell, Mitchell Tibit, and Brooke Longstreet. She leaves to mourn with fond memories sons Ross, Jacob (Kathleen), Reginald (Rita), Donald (Ivy), Winston (Darlene), George, and Andrew (Alfreda); daughters Alice Smith (Allan), Alma Jane (John), Marjorie Smith (Harvey), and special granddaughter whom she raised Michelle Price (Stephen) in addition to 25 other grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and 12 great great-grandchildren . Also leaving to mourn sister Alice Barfette, sisters-in-law Clarice Churchill and Yvonne Churchill, son-in-law Leslie Cable. The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Jessie Broaders, assisted by Rev. Myrna and Andrew Peddle, took place on May 10th from the St. Alban's Anglican Church in Gooseberry Cove, with interment following. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island. To send online condolences, visit www.vardysfuneralhome.com
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Remembered in love.

Marion Bennett
Passed on: May 10th, 2012

Passed peacefully away at Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Thursday, May 10, 2012, Marion Bennett (nee Hancock) of Brooklyn, aged 83 years. Predeceased by husband Percy; parents Victor and Margaret Hancock; brothers William, Leonard, Clarence and Alexander; sisters Mary, Edna and Emmy. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories her daughters Mary (Norman) and Peggy (Tony); sons Walter (Donna), Wayne (Betty) and Clyde (Brenda); grandchildren Natasha Greening (Garland) and Robert Bennett; great grandchildren Sebastian, Jeremy, Zachary, Abbagayle and Luke; sisters Joan (Dave) and Florence; brothers Edward and Harold (Ruby) and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge. Private family service took place on Monday, May 14, 2012 at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge. In her memory donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Margaret Irene Spurrell
Passed on: May 9th, 2012

Passed peacefully away at Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, Margaret Spurrell of Trinity, T. Bay, aged 86 years. Predeceased by husband Thomas; daughter Jacqueline; parents; sister and brothers. Left with fond and loving memories her son Gerald (Barb); daughter Irene (Fred); son-in-law Levi Locke; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sisters-in-law Florence, Hannah and Sylvia; and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Trinity. Funeral service took place on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Trinity with interment at Anglican Cemetery, Trinity. In her memory donations may be made to St. Paul's Anglican Church, Trinity.


May 24. 2012

Louise Ivany
Passed on: May 10th, 2012

Passed suddenly away at G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital Clarenville on Thursday May 10, 2012 Louise Ivany of English Harbour in her 77th year. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her loving husband of 50 years Leon, daughter Carol Ivany Barrett (Max) of North Harbour, son Bill (Valerie) of Sunnyside, Sherry Canning (Junior) of Embree, grandchildren: Allyssa, Gary, Lauralee, Zoe and Lorne, brother Jim (Floss), sisters Margaret, Ruth (Barry) and Shirley (Al), sister in laws Alice, Elizabeth, Gladys, brother in law Wilson plus a large circle of family and friends. Funeral service was officiated by Pastor Frank Newbury from Triumphant Pentecostal Church on Monday May 14, 2012 with interment following at English Harbour United Church Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Blundon's Funeral Home, Shoal Harbour.


May 31, 2012

Charles Keith Simmons
Passed on: May 17th, 2012
Passed away suddenly on May 17, 2012, Charles Keith Simmons, age 48, from Hickman's Harbour. Predeceased by his father Harold Simmons and niece Sara Vardy. Leaving to mourn with loving memories mother Edna, son Tyler George (Amy), and friend Wanda Langer. Also leaving to mourn brother Bruce (Joy); sisters Valda (John Butt), Donna (Rex Strowbridge), Tina (Rick Butt), and Tracy (Lorne Vardy); nephews Ryan, Andrew, Shawn, Kyle, and Curtis; nieces Crystal, Wendy, Ashley, Laura, and Katelyn; great-niece Kayla and great-nephew Cody; as well as aunts, uncles, and many other relatives and friends. The funeral service, officiated by Major Phyllis Blundell-Colbourne and Captain Reid Colbourne, took place on Sunday, May 20th, 2012, from the Salvation Army, Hickman's Harbour, with interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island.
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Fondly loved, deeply mourned

Angelia Smith (nee Abbott)
Passed on: May 12th, 2012

Passed peacefully away at her residence, on May 20, 2012 Angelia Smith, aged 95 ½ years. Predeceased by her husband Maxwell (1980), her parents George and Caroline Abbott, and a large family of brothers and sisters, her infant great grandson Carter Osmond Bishop. Leaving to mourn her three children; son Philip; daughters Sarah Earles (Clarence - deceased), Margaret Osmond (Robert - deceased); 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren, as well as a number nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Rested at Church of the Ascension, Brookside after 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23. Funeral service took place at 2:00 p.m. May 24, 2012 from Church of the Ascension, Brookside. Interment followed at the Anglican Cemetery, Brookside. As expressions of sympathy donations in her memory may be made to The Janeway Childrens Hospital. Please visit www.barretts.ca to sign the online guestbook.

Mary Spurrell
Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, Mary Spurrell of Butter Cove, aged 90 years. Predeceased by husband Moses. Left with fond and loving memories her children Ernest (Shirley), Irene, Clyde (Florence), Eric (Lorraine), Hubert, Graham (Karen), Donna (Ed), Larry (Darlene), Scott (Heather) and Diane (Kevin); 22 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; son-in-law Berkley Stone; sister-in-law Janie Seward and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Little Hearts Ease. Funeral service took place on Friday, May 25, 2012 at St. Alban's Anglican Church, Gooseberry Cove with interment at Anglican Cemetery, Gooseberry Cove

Margaret Clara Osmond
Passed on: May 31st, 2012

Passed away at Golden Heights Manor, Bonavista on Saturday, May 19, 2012, Margaret Osmond of George's Brook, aged 87 years. Left with fond and loving memories her daughter Marie (Gordon), Monroe; son Charlie (Marie), George's Brook; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Seventh Day Adventist Church, Lethbridge. Funeral service took place on Monday, May 21, 2012 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Lethbridge with interment at Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery, Lethbridge.

 

 

Page contributed by Joseph Duffett

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit ( Saturday July 14, 2012 )

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