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The Packet
May 2013

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

 

May 2, 2013

Captain Cecil James Spurrell
Passed on: April 25th, 2013

"May there be no moaning of the bar, when I put out to sea"
Captain Cecil James Spurrell, age 85, of Queen's Cove quietly put out to sea on April 25th, 2013. He will be sadly missed by family and friends on shore. Predeceased by his wife, Geneva, granddaughter, parents, brother, and sister. Leaving to mourn with loving memories are his children, Glenys (Cyril Strowbridge), Effie (Ernie Roberts), Betty (David Vokey), Jack (Kim), Jeff (Charlotte), Terry (Val), Bernie (Brenda); 10 grandchildren, Jim (Kay), Rick, Barry (Deidra), Cathy (Al), Leanne (Scott), Jenelle (Tyler), Jonathan (Vicki), Amanda (Patrick), Arianna, and Faith; 3 great-grandchildren Tamika, Tanesha, Elliott; brothers Edmund (Faye) and Andrew (Phyllis deceased), and a large circle of family and friends. The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Myrna Vey, Rev. Allan Fry, and Rev. Russell Lodge, took place on April 28th, 2013, from the United Church, Queen's Cove, with interment following at the Anglican Cemetery, Queen's Cove. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his Memory to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Diabetes Association, or The MS Society. To send online condolences, please visit: www.vardysfuneralhome.com
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Peaceful Harbour

Hayward George Penney
Passed on: April 22nd, 2013

Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Center, St. John's on April 22, 2013, Hayward George Penney, age 58, of Hickman's Harbour. Predeceased by his parents James and Rita Penney, father and mother-in-law Dominic and Mary Margaret Fitzgerald, brother and sister-in-law Dominic and Johanna Fitzgerald. Leaving to mourn are his wife, Annie; daughters Corrina Penney-Reid, Tammy Penney (Stephen Johnson) and April Penney (Jonathan Shelley); grandchildren Damion, Rihanna and Ava; brothers Gilbert (Fern), Terry (Loretta), Arthur (Tina) and David (Margaret); brothers-in-law Gerald (Linda) and Fitz (Rose). Also left to mourn are many other family and friends. The funeral service, officiated by Captain Reid Colbourne and Major Phyllis Blundell-Colbourne, took place on April 25th, 2013 at the Salvation Army, Hickman's Harbour, with interment following at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Hickman's Harbour. To send online condolences, please visit www.vardysfuneralhome.com
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Fond memories linger everyday, remembrance keeps him near

Alice Avery
Passed on: April 22nd, 2013

Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Monday, April 22, 2013, Alice Avery of Long Beach, aged 91 years. Predeceased by husband Walter; daughter Eugena and infant son Stanley. Left with fond and loving memories her children Melvin (Dinah), Audrey (Roland), Ida (Cater), Ivy (Donald), Stanley (Brenda) and Christine (Albert); son-in-law Jake; 14 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; sister Hazel (Robert); sister-in-law Gwen; brother-in-law Allan; and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at St. Mark's Anglican Church, Long Beach. Funeral service took place on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at the Anglican Church, Long Beach with interment at the United Cemetery, Long Beach.


May 9, 2013-05-09

Keith Bartlett
Passed on: April 28th, 2013

It is with great sadness that the family of Keith Bartlett (Catalina) announces his passing after a lengthy battle with multiple sclerosis on April 28, 2013. Keith will lovingly be remembered by his parents Clyde and Bessie Bartlett; his siblings: Bernice (Dave Hollett); Barry (Peggy), Glendene (Harold Snow), Dale (Heather), Shawn (Madonna) and David (Kathy). Keith will be fondly remembered by his aunt Maxine; seven nieces and nephews, three grand nieces and nephews and a large circle of friends. A funeral service in memory of Keith was held on Wednesday, May 1st at St. Peter's Anglican Church with Reverend Valerie Gillam officiating. Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Keith to the M.S. Society or the charity of their choice.

Joan Cuff
Passed on: May 4th, 2013

Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Saturday, May 4, 2013, Joan Cuff of Bloomfield, aged 66 years. Predeceased by her father Hubert Holloway, sister-in-law Eneth Holloway, mother and father-in-law Blanche and Robert Cuff, brother-in-law Kelso Cuff. Left with fond and loving memories are her husband Alex of 49 years; daughters; Ruth Wiseman (Swartz), Bloomfield, Juanita Drodge (Jamie), Lethbridge, son Gary Cuff (Cavelle), Bloomfield; five grandchildren Keesha, Kelsey, Whitney, Griffin and Kobe; mother Bessie Holloway, Morley Siding, sisters; Lillian Hobbs (Carter), Bunyan's Cove, Rosann Barbour (Jacob), Brooklyn, Wanda Lee Barbour (Arthur), Brooklyn, brothers; Clyde Holloway (Joyce), Grand Falls, Bruce Holloway (Edna), Morley Siding, Larry Holloway (Elaine), Barrie, ON; sisters-in-law; Donna Reid (Clayton), Sunnyside, Byrle Cuff, Bloomfield, nieces and nephews and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Lethbridge. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 2 pm from the Salvation Army Citadel, Musgravetown with interment at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Musgravetown.

Audrey Gladys Burton
Passed peacefully away at Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Monday, April 29, 2013, Audrey Burton of Come-by-chance in her 91st year. Predeceased by parents Uriah and Gladys Kirby; sister Evelyn Warren; first husband Frank Shave; granddaughters Pamela and Pauline Reid. Left with fond and loving memories her husband Charles; children Frances (Jim), Violet (Joe), Leslie (Andrea), Calvin (Judy), Carson (Patty), Eileen (Dale), Rhonda (William) and Annette; 15 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; special brother-in-law Charlie Warren and niece Golda Warren-Pardy; brothers-in-law Donald (Pearl) and Freeman (Ethel); sister-in-law Evelyn Dicks; special friend Winnifred Goobie; and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Anglican-United Church, Come-By-Chance. Funeral service took place on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the Anglican-United Church, Come-By-Chance with interment at Interfaith Cemetery, Come-By-Chance. In her memory donations may be made to the Anglican-United Church, Come-By-Chance or the CNIB.


May 16, 2013

 

Clayton D. Cook
Passed on: May 3rd, 2013

Passed peacefully away May 3rd, 2013 at Masonic Park Nursing Home, CLAYTON D. COOK, formerly of Brooklyn, NL, aged 91 years. Predeceased by his wife, Alice (nee Hancock), 2006. Left with cherished memories: many nieces, nephews and friends at Masonic Park. Clayton was born into a railway family and grew up in the Railway Station House, Princeton, Bonavista Bay. He joined the Newfoundland Railway in 1936 and retired from the Canadian National Railway in 1969. After his retirement, he took an active role in preserving the history of the Newfoundland Railway. In 1984, he successfully fought a one man campaign to save the historic Trinity Train Loop. He had an encyclopaedic knowledge of the railway and was the author of five books on the subject. He received many awards and citations for his work on this topic. Many thanks to the staff at the Masonic Park Nursing Home for their care and compassion during his stay. Also many thanks to his two special friends, Francis Kelly and Mike Penny for their many cheerful visits. The funeral service was held at the Carnell Memorial Chapel on May 7th. He was laid to rest in the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road. Donations can be made in Clayton's memory to the charity of one's choice .To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guest book, please visit www.carnells.com

Pheobe Charlotte Day
Born: August 26th, 1918
Passed on: May 7th, 2013

Passed peacefully away at St. Luke's Home, St. John's, on May 7, 2013, Pheobe Day of Port Rexton, aged 94 years. Predeceased by her parents James and Sarah (Goldsworthy) Day and her siblings Les, Lily, Clara & Amy. Leaving to mourn her passing are special nephew Don (Lourda) Randell, special nieces Phoebe (Mac) Miller and Doreen (Walter) Zarowny, cousin Frances Morris, St. Luke's, lifelong friend Jessie Penney St. John's, and other family and friends. Funeral service took place at Christ Church, Port Rexton on Saturday, May 11, 2013 with interment at Anglican Cemetery, Port Rexton. Donations may be made in Pheobe's memory to Christ Church, St. Luke's Home or a charity of one's choice. Our heartfelt thanks to staff and volunteers of St. Luke's Homes especially those on Trinity Square.


May 23, 2013

Kathleen Maud Parsons (Leonard) Born: January 26th, 1936
Passed in: East Hampton
Passed on: May 10th, 2013
Kathleen Maud (Leonard) Parsons
, 77, of East Hampton, CT, beloved wife of Phillip Parsons died Friday, May 10th at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born January 26, 1936 in Shoal Harbour, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Ronald F. and Edith (Adey) Leonard. Kathleen had lived in Springfield, MA before moving to East Hampton in 1972. Besides her husband she is survived be her four sons Roy Parsons and wife Wendy of Windsor, Paul Parsons of East Hampton, Steven Parsons and wife Tricia of Marlborough, David Parsons and wife Diane of Coventry, three daughters Barbara Parsons of Middletown, Beverly Cook and husband Scott of Maryland, Peggy Parsons of East Hampton, her brother George Leonard of Canada, eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren, and her loving cat Gray. She was predeceased by her sister Nellie. The family received relatives and friends on Saturday May 18th from 1PM until 4PM at the Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main Street East Hampton, CT 06424. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society 701 Russell Rd. Newington, CT 06111. To leave online condolences please visit www.spencerfuneralhome.com

Audrey Mae Bailey
Passed on: May 10th, 2013

Passed peacefully away at the Bonavista Hospital, Bonavista on May 10th, 2013, Audrey Mae Bailey nee Cole, age 78 from Amherst Cove. Leaving to mourn with many fond and loving memories are her husband, Wilson; daughters, Christine (Robert) Whiffen and Tina (Michael) Slaucitajs; son, Jason; grandchildren, Corey, Natalie and Nathaniel; sisters, Florence (Way) and Jean Pardy (Branton) and many other relatives and friends. Rested at the St. Nicholas Anglican Church, Amherst Cove, from where the funeral service, officiated by Rev. Valerie Gillam, took place on Monday, May 13, 2013 with interment following. To sign online condolences please visit vardysfuneralhome.com
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
She loved people and laughter

Margaret Smith
Passed on: May 15th, 2013
Passed peacefully away at Golden Heights Manor, Bonavista, on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, Margaret Smith of Clarenville, aged 94 years. Predeceased by husband Moses; sons Gregory Ivany and Michael Smith; daughter-in-law Ruby Ivany; son-in-law Edward Smith; grandsons Gary and Brian Seward; great granddaughter Jasmine Ivany. Left with fond and loving memories are her daughters Mary, Cecilia and Pauline (Barry); son Lewis Seward (Janet); daughter-in-law Tina; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Clarenville with interment at Clarenville Interdenominational Cemetery. In her memory donations may be made to a charity of ones choice.

Wilson George Harris
Passed on: May 11th, 2013

Passed peacefully away at the Golden Heights Manor, Bonavista, on May 11, 2013, WILSON GEORGE HARRIS, age 93 years of Catalina, NL. Wilson is predeceased by parents Frederick and Maggie Harris, sister Gladys Thompson and brother Frank. He is leaving to mourn his loving wife Gladys of 66 years. Happily remembered by his children: Linda (Maxwell Sweetland), Lorraine (Cyril Drodge), Velma (Ulrich Mueller), Melvin (Eva), Eileen (Ken Rollings), Allan (Denice), his eleven grandchildren, two step-grand children, seven great grandchildren, sister Grace (Marvin Baker) and a large circle of relatives and friends. Wilson worked in the field of education as a teacher and principal for 36 years. He also spent 19 years as a teacher and co-coordinator of the adult education program from which he received an honorary life membership. He was a member of the Masonic Landfall Lodge #12, honorary member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #16 and was secretary of the Navy League in Catalina for 5 years. Wilson enjoyed many years working with the Catalina Library Board and his most satisfying voluntary work with the NL Lung Association. As per Wilson's request, cremation has taken place. Visitation was held at Strathie's Funeral Home, Catalina on Thursday May 16, 2013. Funeral Service took place on Friday, May 17, 2013 at Bethany United Church, Catalina. Internment followed at Bethany United Cemetery, Catalina. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Swe Yen Lam
Born In: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Born: January 15th, 1979
Passed in: Thailand
Passed on: March 30th, 2013
Swe Yen Lam
passed away suddenly in Koh Samui, Thailand on March 30, 2013 at the tender of age 34 years.
Swe Yen is lovingly remembered by her fiancé, Mark Wade, Dad, Leong, bonus mom, Glendene, Mother, Valerie, step father, Ricardo, sisters, Swe Tjin and husband Matthew, Swe Liang, brothers Kin Leong and Joshua, niece Madeleine, as well as many exceedingly special family and extended family members who meant a great deal to her.
Swe Yen was born in Birmingham, England on January 15, 1979 and immigrated to Newfoundland in 1989. Swe Yen greatly valued education and graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland, not once, but twice with a Bachelor of Biochemistry in 2001 and Bachelor of Nursing in 2007.
Swe Yen taught ESL in Korea from 2002-2004. For the past six years, Swe Yen travel nursed in various locales, almost always with Mark. From Yellowknife, NWT, High Level and Fort Vermillion, Alberta, Toronto, Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia with many stops in between. Colleagues of Swe Yen describe her as an incredibly bright, beautiful, caring and giving nurse who positively impacted every person she met. This is evidenced by the dedication of a new trauma room at St. Theresa's General Hospital in Fort Vermillion in her honour.
Swe Yen loved life, squeezing everything she could out of it. She travelled extensively, worked hard, played hard, loved her family and deeply loved Mark. We will miss so many things - her eyes that offered a glimpse in to her beautiful soul, her laugh that filled a room, her smile that lit up our world, her crazy British/Newfoundland accent. The very essence of Swe Yen was love, and her love we will carry with us until we meet again.
Memorial services have been held in Koh Samui Thailand on April 3, 2013, at The Portside Pub in Vancouver, British Columbia on April 13, 2013, at Barrett's Funeral Home in St. John's, Newfoundland on April 21, 2013 and at St. Theresa's General Hospital in Fort Vermillion, Alberta on April 24, 2013.
To honour Swe Yen's values, a scholarship fund has been established at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Faculty of Nursing. Donations may be made by mail, internet or telephone. Cheques may be sent to: Alumni Affairs and Development, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 20 Lambe's Lane, St. John's, NL A1C 5S7. By internet, donations may be made online through this webpage: https://www3.mun.ca/alumni/giving.p001. By telephone, please call (709) 864-6763 or Toll Free 1-877-700-4081. *When making a donation, please indicate that it is in memory of Swe Yen Lam
~ Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength ~
Ralph W. Sockman


May 30, 2013

Emma (Amy) Elizabeth Currie
Passed on: May 21st, 2013

Passed peacefully away at the Dr. Albert O'Mahony Manor, Clarenville on May 21, 2013, Emma (Amy) Elizabeth Currie, age 88. Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Harriet Pottle; husband, Allan; son, Winston; daughter, Marion; daugher-in-law, Jennifer; brothers, John, Alfred, Stanley; sisters, Lucy and Olive. Leaving to mourn are sons, Wayne (Patsy), Bob (Irene), Glen (George); daughters, Alma (Melvin Butt), Norma (Cyril Toope); grandchildren, Scott, Joyce, Carol, David, Paul, Lorne, Dale, Jeff, Murray, Lorette, Jamie, Tony, Angie, Paul, Mark; great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; son-in-law Melvin Maidment; sister-in-law Elsie Pottle; nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends. Rested at Vardy's Funeral Home, Random Island. The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Vera Abbot and Rev. Elsie Pottle, took place on Friday, May 24 at the Britannia United Church, with interment following at the United Church Cemetery. To send online condolences, please visit www.vardysfuneralhome.com
FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY
Her memory is enshrined in our hearts

James Bruce Watton
Passed on: May 22nd, 2013

Passed peacefully away at Carbonear General Hospital on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, James Bruce Watton of Clarenville, aged 73 years. Predeceased by his father Arthur, mother Clara Maud; wife Alice, son Bruce, daughter Sheina; sisters Delilah and Ruby; brothers-in-law Alan, William and Harvey; sister-in-law Mary. Left with fond and loving memories his daughter Inez (Freeman) Barnes of Clarenville; grandchildren Melissa and Alicia; sisters Alma Curran of Calgary, AB, Mary Ivany of Lethbridge, Eva Bailey of Harbour Grace and Daphne (George) Petten of Foxtrap; brothers Harvey (Julie) Watton of Sunnyside, Howard Watton of Hamilton, ON, Cyril (Helen) Watton of Foxtrap, Vernon Watton of Mississauga, ON, Glen Watton of Nova Scotia and Sterling Bryant of Delhi, ON; and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service took place on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Clarenville with interment at Clarenville Interdenominational Cemetery. In his memory, donations may be made to St. Mary's Anglican Church, Clarenville.

Mamie Margaret Mouland
Passed on: May 14th, 2013

Passed peacefully away at the Bonavista Peninsula Hospital on May 14, 2013, MAMIE MARGARET MOULAND in her 89th year. Predeceased by her husband, Harold. Left with fond and loving memories, are her only son, Wilson and daughter-in-law, Julia, granddaughter, Alyssa, grandson, Bradley (Nicole) and two great-grandchildren, Avery and Riley, special companion, Clarence Clarke, and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Strathie's Funeral Home in Bonavista. Funeral service took place on May 17, 2013, at the Memorial United Church, Bonavista, with interment at United Cemetery, Bonavista.

Lillian M. King
Passed on: May 20th, 2013

Passed peacefully away at Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Monday, May 20, 2013, Lillian King of George's Brook in her 73rd year. Predeceased by parents Wilfred and Victoria Sceviour; brother Donald. Left with fond and loving memories are her husband Bill of 56 years; daughters Christine and Lisa; sons Wilf (Tona), John (Kim), Brian (Maryann); Edgar (Nina); Shawn and Bill Jr.; grandchildren Jonathon, Amy-Lynn, Christopher, Shane, Ashley and Devon; sisters Charlotte (George), Geraldine (Bill), Linda (Kevin) and Mildred; brother Martin (Patricia); and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service took place on Friday, May 24, 2013 at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Clarenville with interment at Pleasant Street Cemetery, Clarenville. In her memory donations may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Clinic, St. John's.

 

 

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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit ( Sunday June 30, 2013 )

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