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The Packet

September 6, 2005

Skiffington, Elias: Passed peacefully away at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, on Friday, August 26, 2005, Elias Skiffington of Musgravetown aged 70 years. Left with fond and loving memories his daughter, Beverly (Charlie), Portland; son Curtis (Trudy), Milton; sister Gertrude (Paschal), Lethbridge; brother, Frank (Iris), Musgravetown; four grandchildren, Blair, Melissa, Kylie and Brett; also a large number of family and friends. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held 2 p.m. on August 29, 2005, with interment at the Heritage United Cemetery, Musgravetown. In his memory donations may be made to the lung association.


Hancock, Joseph John - Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville in the presence of his loving wife Amelia on Sunday, August 28, 2005, Joseph Hancock of Jamestown aged 82 years. Predeceased by brothers, Wallace and Fred. Left with fond and loving memories his wife, Amelia of 57 years; daughter, Shelia (Gary); son, Boyce (Gloria); granddaughter, Stephanie (Darron); grandson, Shane (Trista); great-grandson, Cole; sisters Leah (Maxwell), Violet (Roy), Marie; brother Philip (Selma); special nieces and nephews and a circle of relatives and friends. Remains rested at Fewer’s Funeral Home in Lethbridge. Funeral was held 2 p. m. on Thursday, September 1, 2005 at the Pentecostal Church in Bunyan’s Cove with interment at the Pentecostal Cemetery in Musgravetown. In his memory flowers gratefully accepted or a donation may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


The Packet

September 12, 2005


Hall, Ewart Sr. - Passed suddenly away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, in Clarenville, in the presence of his family on Thursday, September 1, 2005, Ewart Hall Sr. of Musgravetown, formerly of Carbonear, aged 77 years. Predeceased by daughter, Jennifer; parents, Ewart and Whelmina Hall; sister, Lillian Vivian; father-in-law, Malcolm Brown; brothers-in-law, David Brown, Douglas Shepherd, Albert Vivan; sister-in-law, Jean Hall. Left with fond and loving memories his wife, Shirley (nee Brown) of 45 years; daughter Elaine (Martin) Maeland; sons, Ewart, John, Philip; daughter-in-law, Linda; grandchildren, Sandy, Andrew, Richer, Arne, Magdalena, Jackson; mother-in-law, Mildred Brown; sister Margaret Shepherd; brother, Fred (Rose); sisters-in-law, Ellen (Allan) Thorne, Elizabeth (Ed) Svendsen, Rowena Brown; and a large number of relatives and friends. Rested at Fewer’s Funeral Home in Lethbridge. Funeral took place 2 p. m. on Sunday, September 4, 2005 from the Heritage United Church, Musgravetown, with interment at the Heritage United Cemetery, Musgravetown. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heritage United Church Musgravetown.


Margaret J. Randell - The interment of Margaret J. Richardson, nee (Randell), formerly of Port Rexton, who died in Newmarket, Ontario, on November 30, 2004, will take place at the Anglican Cemetery, Port Rexton on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 2 p.m.

All friends and acquaintances that live in or near the area are welcome to attend. NOTE: There will be no service in the church, just the cemetery. Any person requesting further information may call Ray Randell at 466-1950.


The Packet

September 19, 2005


LeBlanc: It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing in the presence of her loving family, Phoebe Gwendolene LeBlanc, age 83, from Brooklyn, at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, on September 13, 2005. Leaving to mourn her husband of 54 years Joseph; children: Catherine Winzer (Jim), Elizabeth Barbour (Stan), Caroline Chatman (George), James (Lorraine), Robert (Sharon), Andre (Ann), Dorette Coles (Kerry) and Jane Baker (Ron); 18 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; sisters Lucy Brassart, Gladys Autry and Emily Stares (Dan); and many other relatives and friends. Rested at the Emmanuel Pentecostal Church, George’s Brook, from where the funeral service, officiated by Pastor Dennis Newbury, assisted by Pastor Stephen Wiseman and Captain Julia Butler, took place on Thursday, September 15, 2005, with interment following ar the Salvation Army Cemetery, Lethbridge. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy’s Funeral Home, Random Island.


                                           FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY

                                           She had a kindly word for each

                                           And she died beloved by all.


Myrtle M. Parsons - 1916 - 2005 - Passed away peacefully at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, in the presence of her family on Saturday, September 10, 2005, Myrtle May Parsons, resided at the Clarenville Retirement Centre, formerly of Harcourt. Predeceased by her husband Lamont, son Jerry and parents Arthur and Lillian Bailey. Left with beautiful memories, her sons Arthur (Marguerite) and Tony (Mona); daughters Vera (Gordon) Smith, Audrey (Alex) Holloway and Lillian (Eldred) Frampton; sister Louise Pelley; sister-in-law Alice, Victoria, BC; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and a large circle of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Rested at the Bethany United Church, Harcourt. Funeral took place at 2 p.m. on Monday, September 12, 2005, with interment at the cemetery, Harcourt. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to vardy’s Funeral Home, Random Island.


                                           FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY

                                           “I have fought a good fight,
                                           I have finished my course,
                                           I have kept the faith.”


Skiffington, Dorothy Beulah - Passed away at the Golden Heights Manor in Bonavista on Wednesday, September 7, 2005, Dorothy Beulah Skiffington of Southern Bay, age 88 years. Predeceased by her first husband Mark Fry, daughter Doreen, second husband Jim. Leaving to mourn grandson Wade Wells, sister-in-law Winnie Holloway and Daphne Over, nieces and nephews, and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rested at the Eventide Memorial Chapel (former United Church) Charlestown, on Sunday, September 11, 2005. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery, Southern Bay, Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vardy’s Funeral Home, Random Island.


                                           FAMILY CARING FOR FAMILY

                                           Too well loved  to ever be forgotten.


Pitt, Carrie - Passed away peacefully at Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital , Clarenville, on Sunday, September 11, 2005, Carrie L. Pitt of Musgravetown, aged 76 years. Predeceased by parents Douglas and Nora Holloway and granddaughter Katrina. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories her daughter Bernice (Wesley Dyke) at Bloomfield; sons Douglas (Donna) at Mount Pearl, Lester at Winnipeg, MB, and Bursell (Collete) at Bloomfield; grandchildren Tamara (Don), Gregory, Justin, Jeffrey, Celeste, Macailyn, Hannah and Brittany; great-granddaughter Emma; and a circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Lethbridge. Funeral service held on Wednesday, September 14, 2005, from Heritage United Church, Musgravetown, with interment at United Cemetery, Musgravetown.


Edna Loder  - passed peacefully away in the presence of her family at the C.W.J.M. Hospital on August 26, 2005. Edna was 90 years old and loved life, family and friends, and there was certainly no boundaries to her loving and giving. She was an extraordinary individual who touched the lives of many. Edna will be missed by many great senior buddies and some wonderful friends. Leaving behind her loving and devoted family; three sons, Freeman Loder (Joan), Andrew Loder (Vivian) and Gary Loder; daughters Hilda Robertson (John), Linda Fletcher (Fred) and Norma Peddle (Rick). Predeceased by husband Richard and son Josiah (Carolyn). Edna is survived by brother Harold Pafford and sister Hilda Lake. She is further survived by nineteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.


                                           For all you have done

                                           For the gifts you have given,

                                           For the love you have ahown,

                                           In the life we are living;

                                           We thank you, mom,

                                           from the bottom of our hearts for your endless love,

                                           We love you dearly and will miss you always.


Thanks to Rev. Donald Stiles of the North Harbour Bethel United Church for performing the service with such compassion for us all. Thanks to Inez Manning for doing a lovely Eulogy of mom. To the choir, we thank you for singing the beautiful hymns, and to Glenys Upshall for playing the organ. To Jennifer Barrett, thanks so much for singing one of mom’s favorite songs, you have the voice of an angel. Thanks to Sid Giles, Art Eddy and Stan Wareham for singing in church and at the grave side, you did a lovely job. Thanks to the pallbearers, Clarence Eddy, George Baker, Ron Barrett, Dave Slade, Lou Baker and Ralph Eddy. Special thanks to the United Church Women of North Harbour for quickly organizing a meal for us all after the service. We greatly appreciate it. To Fewer’s Funeral Home in Clarenville, thank you so much for your professionalism, caring and understanding. Special thanks to Chrissy for making a special trip to North Harbour for us the night before the funeral. To Shirley Loder, Rhoda Slade, Thelma Rodway and Ivy Eddy, where do we begin to thank you for everything you did for us? We will never forget what you did, from feeding us to making arrangements and providing us all with a place to sleep. Many thanks go out to our family and friends for everything you’ve done. To everyone who sent food, cards, flowers and donations to the memorial funds, thank you. There are so many people to thank; if we have missed anyone, please accept our sincere apologies. We were overwhelmed with the outpouring of generosity from everyone. We will never forget you all.


The Packet

September 26, 2005


March - It is with great sadness the family announce the peaceful passing of Annie Gladys March, age 85, from Lady Cove, Random Island, at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, on September 17, 2005. Predeceased by parents John and Rachel George and husband John (Jack) March. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her son Austin (Blanche) and daughter Glenys; grandchildren Jacqueline (Keith) Drodge, Teena (Steve) Noseworthy and Tracy (Mark) Conway; great-grandchildren Olivia, Katherine, David, Andrew, Kathleen and Liam. She will also be sadly missed by her sisters-in-law Gertie March, Inez George and Neta George, special friend Mame, as well as a large number of other relatives and friends. Rested at Vardy’s Funeral Home, Hickman’s Harbour. The funeral service officiated by Mrs. Elsie Squires and assisted by her son Austin, took place from the United Church, Lady Cove, on Tuesday, September 20, 2005. She was laid to eternal rest at the United Church Cemetery, Lady Cove.

                                           FAMILY CARING FOR  FAMILY


                                           Grace was in all her steps,

                                           Heaven in her eye,

                                           In every gesture, dignity and love.


Tobias Perry
88, Sydney/Glace Bay

Tobias Perry, 88, formerly of Hyland Street, Sydney, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2005, at the Taigh Na Mara Nursing Home, Glace Bay. Born in Bloomfield, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Alfred and Blanche (Matthews) Perry. In 1942, Tob moved to Sydney and operated Perry’s Barber Shop in the Pier district for over 35 years. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the West Novies in Italy and Holland. Surviving are his brother, Walter (Rita) Perry, Bloomfield, Newfoundland; son, David, Ottawa; daughter, Dale (Myles) Poupore, Whitby, Ontario; grandsons, Lee and Shane Perry and Sean and Kyle Poupore,Ontario. Tob is also survived by his step-children, Harold (Corrine) Butt and Helen (Lowell) Huntington, Marion Bridge; Ted (Milli) Butt, B.C., Mel (Roger) Swarbrick, New Glasgow, Linda (Rolland) Fournier, Ontario, and Carolyn (Lindsey) Steele, Westville. Uncle Tob is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Tob was predeceased by his wife, Blanche (Butt) in 2002; brothers, Josiah and William; and sisters, Marjorie and Lillian. There was no visitation. A gravesite service was held on Wednesday, September 21, at Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay, Chaplain Mary Lou McDougall officiating. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. A very special thank you to Mary Lou McDougall and the staff of Taigh Na Mara who helped look after Tob while he was a resident there. We, his family will be forever grateful for the love and kindness you showed us during Tob’s last days. Condolences may be sent to the family at


Contributed and Transcribed by: Joe Duffett - September 2005

Page Last Modified: Wednesday February 20, 2013 (Don Tate)

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