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A Collection of Newfoundland Announcements
From the Regina Leader-Post


BODNARCHUK - Mary Ester (nee Fitzpatrick) [with photo]
Leader-Post (Regina) February 20, 2008 (Wednesday)

of Regina, born on March 21, 1934 in Buchans, Newfoundland was called home to God on February 16 , 2008 at the age of 73 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Mary was predeceased by her loving husband Paul in 2001, her parents John and Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, brother Gordon Fitzpatrick and sister Sheila Fitzpatrick. Mary leaves to mourn her children Mike Steele (nee Wayne Bodnarchuk) his daughter Erin Bodnarchuk; Kathy (Dave) Ash; her stepchildren Tyler, Courtney (Matt), Brittany (Cass) Pidmen, step grandchild Tamara Jane; son Al (Sue) his children Andy and Taylor; sister Betty (Betsy) Champ, brothers Jim and Harry Fitzpatrick. As well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. At the time of her passing Mary was a long time resident of the Santa Maria Nursing Home. Mary will be remembered for her big heart, and the love and devotion she showered on her family and friends. Heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Santa Maria. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 from 7:00 8:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina. A Celebration of Mary's life will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 2:30 pm in Speers Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Darrel Reine. A private family Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any contributions of Remembrance to be made to the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan, #301-2550 12th Avenue, Regina, SK S4P 3X1. An online book of condolences may be signed at

Leader-Post (Regina) October 11, 2008 (Saturday)

On August 2, 2008, Cynthia and Derek Brown hosted the wedding of their daughter Audrey to Daniel Morton, at their home in Paradise, Newfoundland. The bride was attended by her sister Alison, Steph Conway and Steph Stoyles. Dan's best man was his brother Ray, along with Mitch Bloos and Kent Styles. Dan's parents Debbie and Dan were also in attendance. Audrey and Dan now reside in Regina.

Leader-Post (Regina) August 2, 2008 (Saturday)

Passed away peacefully, age 69, on July 17, 2008, in Victoria, B.C., surrounded by family. Betty is deeply missed by her five children and 14 grandchildren: Kathy Edwards (Bill) and Michelle, Melissa (Andy), Matthew and Mark; Debbie Champ (James) and Allison, Nicholas, and Alex; Betty-Ann Wassill (Rene) and Sarah, Danielle and Michael; Marie Champ and Jessica and Marcy; and Paul Champ (Jennifer) and Donald and James. Betty was predeceased by her husband of 30 years Donald Champ and sisters Sheila Fitzpatrick and Mary Bodnarchuk, and is survived by her brothers Harry and Jim Fitzpatrick, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who were always very close to her.

Betty was born in Newfoundland, raised in Toronto, and spent many happy years in Vancouver before her Victoria retirement, but it was in Regina, Saskatchewan, where she lived her most active years, raising a large family and sharing widely her talents of sewing, ceramics, upholstery and baking. A service will be held in Victoria, B.C., on August 20, 2008, and her ashes will be interned in Regina in October 2008. For those interested in attending a memorial with her family in Regina, please contact her son Paul at     In memory of Betty, donations may be made to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of Canada or a charity of your choice.

GAUDON, KYLE Gary [with photo]
November 23, 1989 - March 12, 2008
Leader-Post (Regina) March 15, 2008 (Saturday)

Kyle is greatly loved and will be missed by his mom, dad, his bro, family and friends. He leaves to cherish his memory his parents Gary and Susan; his bro Sheldon; son Kayden Grant Gaudon-Unser; grandma and grandpa Gaudon; grandma and grandpa Young both of Newfoundland; aunts and uncles Phyllis (Rick), Bob (Phyllis), Larry (Marie), Barb (Lloyd), Veronica (Pat), Gloria (Gordon), Eric (Cathy), Madonna (Robert), James (Kelly), Michael, Ben, Raymond (Michelle), Kevin (Arlene), Ralph JR (Shirley), Patsy (Scott), Dave, George (Lilly), Kenny (Irene) and Josephine (Clark); as well as numerous cousins and his buddies and friends. He was predeceased by his great grandparents. Kyle lived life to the fullest. A FUNERAL MASS will be held at St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church, 5020 7th Avenue, Regina, SK on Monday, March 17, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kyle's memory may be made to the Regina Humane Society, PO Box 3143, Regina, SK S4P 3G7. Family and friends are invited to sign a book of condolences online at     Arrangements are entrusted to Regina Funeral Home, Highway #1 East, 789-8850.

Leader-Post (Regina) December 31, 2008 (Wednesday)
Babies of 2008. ...
HISCOCK, Benjamin Matthew
[with photo] - Born May 31, 2008 9 lbs. 6 oz. 53.5 cm long. Proud parents are Matthew & Joelene Hiscock. Proud grandparents are Lloyd & Lavinia Evely and Gilbert & Ruby Hiscock, both of Newfoundland.

KAVANAGH [with photo of man in military beret]
Leader-Post (Regina) December 29, 2007 (Saturday)
Henry "Harry" Kavanagh
was born July 7, 1930 in Carbonear, Newfoundland and died December 25, 2007 in Regina, SK. He is survived by his sisters, Margaret, Stella and Ann; and brothers, Bill and Dennis. Henry was a free spirit. He shipped out on Tramp Steamers at 14 and joined the Merchant Marine at 18. Henry joined the Army and toured Korea in 1952 and 1953 as a member of the Queen's Own Rifles. Upon return to Canada, Henry demobilized himself. He toured Canada extensively by rail and other means finally settling in Regina, SK. He worked extensively as a gardener - he made things grow, including many friendships. Henry was a proud man - he worked all his life and always helped others whenever he could, either as a volunteer at Souls' Harbour or as an easy touch for those in need. From your great friends Harry - "thanks for all the great years." Memorial Service will be held on Monday, December 31, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, with Rev. Jim Balfour officiating. A Newfie Wake will be held at 4:00 p.m. at the Plains Hotel, 1965 Albert Street, Regina. An online book of condolences may be signed at

Leader-Post (Regina) August 16, 2008 (Saturday)
Kelvin Robert George
passed away peacefully at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton on July 31, 2008 at the age of 62, with his family by his side. Kelvin was predeceased by his mother Alma and his father George. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Rosalind, who is not saying goodbye to him but only "until we meet again." He is survived by A.J., his loving dog, "best buddy" and companion of 15 years. He will be deeply missed and remembered by his children Amanda (Robert), Rodger (Rhonda), Winston (Lisa), Donna (David), Deanne (Dave), Kelly (Ron) and Keith (Dianne); by his grandchildren Alexander, Maximilian, Mackenzie, Ryan, Crystal, Daniel, Joshua, Jennifer, Katlyn, Emily Ann and Matthew; and by his greatgrandchildren Alexandra, Jasper and Calem. He will be sadly missed by his father-in-law Richard and by his brother-in-law Wayde (Verley). "Uncle Kel" will also be missed by his nephews and nieces Richard, Shirley, Christine, Peggy, Harvey, Betty, Lester, Wanda, Clifford and Angela, and their families. Kel will also be fondly remembered by Lois and Lorne, his neighbors in Pense, and by his many friends and business associates in both Saskatchewan and Newfoundland.

Kel was born in St. John's, Newfoundland on November 22, 1945. As a young man, he worked on the CN Railroad, and retained a lifelong love of trains. Later he became an accountant, helping and befriending many fisherman and other small businessmen in Newfoundland. He moved to Saskatchewan in 1997, where he worked as a credit specialist for the CIBC. He was an avid outdoorsman and lover of animals, and a longtime supporter of Ducks Unlimited and the Regina Humane Society. His cremation took place in Edmonton and a family memorial was held in nearby Millett. He will be greatly missed.



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