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The Southern Gazette
Obituaries - January 2004

The Southern Gazette is "An optipress publishing newspaper
serving the residents of the Burin Peninsula."

It is published every Tuesday in Marystown.

 

ANTLE, Leo F.
Passed peacefully at the U.S. Memorial Hospital Jan 19, 2004 Leo F. Antle of Fox Cove, aged 76. Predeceased by his wife, Betty. Left to mourn are son Leo Jr. (wife Ellen) of Fox Cove; grandchildren Molly and Katie; brothers Ernest (wife Marie) of Mortier and Joseph of Fox Cove and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Fr. Charlie Kelly conducted funeral services at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Burin Thursday, Jan. 22. Interment was at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Fox Cove. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of White Dove Funeral Homes, Burin. Pallbearers were Ern Kavanagh, Celestine Antle, Edmund Antle, Allen Dimmer, Bob Kennedy and David Antle. Cross bearer was Jim Kavanagh.
Date posted: 01/27/04

BILLARD, George Mills
Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre on Friday, January 2, 2004, George Mills Billard of St. John's originally of Port aux Basques, at age 71 years. Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 46 years Myra (nee Cook) of St. John's, daughter Lynette (Joe) Kowalchuk of Denare Beach, Saskatchewan, sons David (Josephine) Billard of St. John's and Darryl (Helen) Billard of Winnipeg, Manitoba; grandchildren Rebecca Pike (Mike Stratychuk) of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Stephen and Adam Billard of St. John's; great-grandchild Ashlea Stratychuk of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Brothers Ralph (Kay) Billard of St. John's, Clayton (Violet) Billard of Rose Blanche, Robert (Leona) Billard of Oakville, Ontario and Roy (Rosemary) Billard of Sidney, British Columbia. Sisters Phyllis (Edgar) Richards of Corner Brook, Joan (Ron) Lee of St. John's, Ruth (Fred) Jarmen of Cambridge, Ontario and Vivian Fleming of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Sisters-in-law Sandra (David) Butler of Guelph, Ontario, Glenda (Jim) Strong of Ottawa, Ontario, Paul (Bert) Powell of Barrie, Ontario, also a large number of other relatives and friends. Predeceased by grandchild Usha-Lyn Pike of Corner Brook, sister Margaret Sexsmith of Peterborough, Ontario and parents Fred and Gladys Billard of Port aux Basques. Rested at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Ave., St. John's, on Monday, 5 January 2004 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations in his memory to the Heart and Stroke foundation would be most appreciated.
Date posted: 01/13/04

BRENTON, Stephen Aubrey
Passed away peacefully December 20, 2003 at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's, Stephen Aubrey Brenton of Marystown. He was 20 years old. Predeceased by grandfather Samuel Hollett and Uncle Randy Brenton. Left to mourn are his loving parents Aubrey and Violetta, sister Kimberly (fiancée Dion) grandparents Aloysius and Mary Brenton, grandmother Ada Hollett, many aunts, uncles and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Father Charlie Kelly conducted funeral services from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Marystown Wednesday, Dec. 24 with interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of White Dove Funeral Homes, Marystown. Pallbearers were Brian Drake, Darren Brenton, Andrew Tobin, Jerome Mitchell, Chris Baker, Perry Rideout, Billy Hynes and Brad Ryan. Cross bearer was Dion Murphy.
Date posted: 01/06/04

DENTY, George
Passed peacefully away January 11, 2004 at the G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville after a short illness, George Denty of Boat Harbour. He was 80 years old. Predeceased by wife Winnifred, son Chester and brother Gordon. Left to mourn are sons Clayton (wife Anna), Eric (wife Evelyn) Garfield (wife Catherine) all of Boat Harbour and Joseph (wife Jessie) of Medicine Hat, Alberta; daughter Phyllis (husband Alex) of Lewisporte. Also leaving to mourn sisters Martha (husband William), Rita Bailey, Glenda (husband Junior) and Alma Denty; 19 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Reverend Oscar Elms conducted funeral service at United Church, Boat Harbour Wednesday, Jan. 14 with interment at the United Church Cemetery, Boat Harbour. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of White Dove Funeral Homes, Marystown. Pallbearers were Brian Denty, Cecil Denty, Paul Denty, Terry Denty, Wesley Denty and Ken Keeping.
Date posted: 01/20/04

DIMMER, Rita
Passed peacefully away Jan. 11, 2004 at Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre, Rita Dimmer of Mortier. She was 78 years old. Predeceased by husband Vincent. Left to mourn are son Vincent of Halifax and daughter Carol (husband Bud Richardson) of Lower Sackville, N.S. Also leaving to mourn four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a large number of sisters, brothers, other relatives and friends. Private Memorial service at a later date with cremains. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of White Dove Funeral Homes, Salt Pond, Burin.
Date posted: 01/20/04

EDWARDS, Edith
Passed peacefully away Jan 6, 2004 at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre, Edith Edwards of Lord's Cove. She was 48 years old. Predeceased by father, Cecil and sister, Emma. Left to mourn are husband Eric; sons Corey (Peggy) of Toronto, Ontario, Tommy (wife Charlene) of Barry, Ont. and Jeffrey (Lindsey) of Paradise; daughter Erica and mother Josephine Fitzpatrick. Also leaving to mourn sisters Blanche, Caroline and Lucinda; brothers Alphonse, Gerard, Dion, Martin, George and Harry; three grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Sister Maureen Lawlor conducted funeral services at St. Elizabeth's Roman Catholic Church, Lord's Cove Friday, Jan 9 with interment at the Roman Catholic Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of White Dove Funeral Homes, Marystown. Pallbearers were Bridget Hennebury, Marina Cuza, Velma King, Louise Fitzpatrick, Mary Edwards and Marcel Hennebury. Cross bearer was Blanche Roberts.
Date posted: 01/13/04

EDWARDS, Mary
Passed away suddenly Jan. 15, 2004 at her home, Mary Edwards of Lord's Cove, aged 51. Predeceased by her father Maurice Drake, sister Gertrude, brothers Michael, Maurice and Peter. Left to mourn are husband Douglas; son Maurice (wife Denise) of Toronto; daughters Cora-Lee (husband Paul Fitzpatrick) of Toronto, Shirlene (husband Randy Fitzpatrick) of Lawn, Stephanie (husband Jamie Gillingham) of Lawn and Sherry (husband Colin Parsons) of Toronto; sister Elizabeth Hussey; brother Gerald Drake; eight grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Sister Maureen Lawlor conducted the funeral service at St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church in Lord's Cove Jan. 19 with interment in the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Lord's Cove. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of White Dove Funeral Home, Marystown. Pallbearers were Bridget Hennebury, Marcel Hennebury, Velma King, Marina Cuza, Lil Fitzpatrick and Louise Fitzpatrick. Cross bearer was Marion Cartier.
Date posted: 01/27/04

EVANS, Tryphena
Passed peacefully away at the U.S. Memorial Health Centre, St. Lawrence, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004 Tryphena Evans of Grand Bank. She was 86 years old. Predeceased by husband Arch Evans. Left to mourn are daughters Joyce Chan (Lawrence) of Grand Bank and Doreen Cluett (husband Harold) of Garnish; sons Arch (Eileen), Roy (Dorothy) of Grand Bank, Ron and Wayne (Rhonda) of St. John's; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother William Chapman (Joyce) of North Sydney, and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was conducted by Reverend Michael Li, from St. Alban's Anglican Church, Grand Bank Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. with interment at the Saint Alban's Anglican Cemetery. Organist was Lovey Ralph. Pallbearers were grandchildren Jason Cluett, Justin Cluett, Jeffrey Evans, Jonathan Cluett, Bradley Evans and Neil Evans. Donations in her memory can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Warren's Funeral Home. "Where dedicated people care."
Date posted: 01/20/04

FOWLER, Frances J.
Passed peacefully away at the Blue Crest Interfaith Home in Grand Bank Sunday, December 21, 2003, Frances J. Fowler of Grand Bank. Aged 74 years. Predeceased by husband Alphonsus Bartlett, son George, parents Charles and Sarah Bullen. Left to mourn are husband Norman; daughter Minnie Harris (Albert); sons John (Joan) of Fortune and Arthur (Hazel) of Ontario; step-sons David Fowler (Cathy) of Yarmouth, N.S. and Timothy Fowler (Lisa) of Moncton, N.B., eight grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was conducted by Majors Frank and Reta Pittman from Salvation Army Citadel Tuesday, Dec. 23 at 2 p.m. Interment followed at Salvation Army Cemetery, Grand Bank. Music was provided by Salvation Army Band. Pallbearers were Albert Harris Jr., Fred Savoury, Norman White, Travis Ayres, Lloyd Kendall and Junior Herridge. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Warren's Funeral Home.
Date posted: 01/06/04

FUDGE, Elizabeth
Passed peacefully away Jan 4, 2004 at Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital, Musquodoboit Harbour, NS, Elizabeth Fudge of Halifax County. She was 93 years old. Predeceased by husband John, four brothers, two sisters, grandson Paul, great-granddaughter Jeneva. Left to mourn are sons George (wife Jean) of Newfoundland and Peter (wife Sheila) of De Bay's Cove; daughters Christina (husband Philip Dewolfe) of Waverley and Tina (husband Derel Debaie) of De Bay's Cove, 18 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Father Jeff Kolonel conducted funeral Mass at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Grand le Pierre Friday, Jan 9 with interment at Roman Catholic Cemetery, English Harbour East. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of White Dove Funeral Home.
Date posted: 01/13/04

GRANDY, Captain Brian
Passed peacefully away at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre on December 23, 2003, Brian Grandy in his 49th year. Predeceased by father Jacob. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories wife Velma; mother Laura; sons Jason (Rhonda) of Chicago, Jamie (Crystal) of Garnish, Troy (Dawn) of St. John's, stepsons Bradley Farrell of Garnish, Brandon Farrell of Garnish; daughter Michelle (Dean) of Garnish; grandchildren Kayleigh and Zachary; sister Doris (Eric Grandy) of Grand Bank; brothers Gordon (Mary) of Garnish, Keith (Ethel) of Garnish, Marven (Margaret) of Garnish, Wallace (Wanda) of Garnish plus a large circle of other family and friends. Captain Laverne Fudge officiated funeral service on December 26th from the Salvation Army Citadel at Garnish with interment following at SA Cemetery, Garnish. Pallbearers Wallace Grandy, Gordon Grandy, Keith Grandy, Marven Grandy, Eric Grandy, Dean Grandy. Funeral arrangements entrusted to serenity Funeral Home, Burin.
Date posted: 01/06/04

HOOPER, Norman Randell
Passed away suddenly at his home in Creston South on Jan 11, 2004, Norman Randell Hooper of Rock Harbour in his 59th year. Predeceased by sister; Sarah Bennett of Port au Bras; nieces and nephews, and a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Robert Peddle at St. Peter's Anglican Church in Rock Harbour on Jan 14th at 2:00 p.m. Interment was at Anglican Cemetery in Rock Harbour. Flowers gratefully accepted. Pallbearers were: Clyde Hooper, George Hooper, Gus Brown, James Withers, William Withers, Albert Hodder. Funeral arrangements entrusted to: Geoff Lomond of Peninsula Funeral Home, Ltd., Creston South.
Note: The above obituary doesn't appear complete, however, that is the way it appeared in the newspaper.
Date posted: 01/27/04

KEARNEY, Robert M.
Passed away peacefully Dec. 20, 2003 at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre, Robert M. Kearney of Little St. Lawrence in his 65th year. Predeceased by his mother and father. Left to mourn are brother Bill (wife Noella) of Little St. Lawrence; three nephews, Bill, Trent and Frank; great nieces Marissa and Tyana and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Father Puddister conducted funeral services from St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church in St. Lawrence Monday, Dec. 22, with interment in Mount Cecilia Cemetery, St. Lawrence. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of White Dove Funeral Homes, Marystown.
Date posted: 01/06/04

KEARNEY, Rosalie M.
Passed peacefully away Jan 3, 2004 at her home in Lawn, Rosalie M. Kearney. She was 85 years old. Predeceased by husband Walter Robert Kearney, parents Augustine and Roseanne Tarrant and daughter-in-law Adele. Left to mourn are sons Walter (wife Agnes) of Lawn, Howard of Burin and Joseph (wife Hilda) of Calgary; daughters Rosemary (husband Fred) of Calgary, Joan (husband Bernard) of Campbell River, B.C. and Grace (husband Kenny) of St. Lawrence; 22 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Father Charlie Kelly conducted funeral Mass at Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Lawn Tuesday, Jan. 6 with interment at the Roman Catholic Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of White Dove Funeral Homes, Marystown. Pallbearers were Derrick Kearney, Joe Kearney, Howie Kearney, Kent Murphy, Julian Kearney and Geoffrey Kearney. Cross bearer was Kyle Murphy
Date posted: 01/13/04

KEARNEY, Rosalie M.
Passed peacefully away Jan. 3, 2004 at her home in Lawn, Rosalie M. Kearney. She was 85 years old. Predeceased by husband Walter Robert Kearney, parents Augustine and Roseanne Edwards and daughter-in-law Adele. Left to mourn are sons Walter (wife Agnes) of Lawn, Howard of Burin and Joseph (wife Hilda) of Calgary; daughters Rosemary (husband Fred) of Calgary, Joan (husband Bernard) of Campbell River, B.C. and Grace (husband Kenny) of St. Lawrence; 22 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Father Charlie Kelly conducted funeral Mass at Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Lawn Tuesday, Jan. 6 with interment at the Roman Catholic Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of White Dove Funeral Homes, Marystown. Pallbearers were Derrick Kearney, Joe Kearney, Howie Kearney, Kent Murphy, Julian Kearney and Geoffrey Kearney. Cross bearer was Kyle Murphy.
Date posted: 01/27/04

KEEPING, Roland
Passed away suddenly Thursday, Dec 18, 2003 at his home in English Harbour East, Roland Keeping in his 64th year. Predeceased by his mother Tessie and father George. Left to mourn are sister Myrtle (Harold) Kearley of English Harbour East and brother Earl of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rev. Charlie Harris conducted funeral services Sunday, Dec 21 at the Anglican Church in English Harbour East with interment in the Anglican Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of White Dove Funeral Homes, Marystown.
Date posted: 01/06/04

MAYO, Gladys Lily
Passed peacefully away at Blue Crest Interfaith Home, Grand Bank, NL on Jan 1, 2004 Gladys Lily Mayo of Burin, NL in her 83rd year. Predeceased by sisters: Victoria Brushett and Rebecca Jorgensen, sister-in-law Maude Clarke. Leaving to mourn, husband Fletcher Mayo. Son Cyril of London, Ont; Daughter Rhonda (husband Eric Behn) of London, Ont. Sister Blanche (husband Russell Grandy) Garnish; Aunt Laura Brown, Mount Pearl, NL; Brothers Levi Clarke, Burin, NL. Seven grandchildren: Pamela, Debbie, Heather, Daniel, Crystal, Terry, & Roberta. Three great-grandchildren: Shawn, Brady and Cameron and a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Susan White at Zion United Church in Collins Cove, Burin on Jan. 5 at 11:00 a.m. Interment was at Zion United Church Cemetery in Collins Cove, Burin. Donations may be made to Zion United Church Cemetery Fund. Pall bearers were: Gordon Brushett, Levi Jorgensen, Alvin Jorgensen, Cecil Kavanagh, Walter Kavanagh, Clyde Loughlin. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Geoff Lomond of Peninsula Funeral Home Ltd., Creston South.
Date posted: 01/13/04

PIKE, Randell
Passed peacefully away Jan. 20, 2004 at the U.S. Memorial Hospital in St. Lawrence, Randell Pike of Mooring Cove. He was 75 years old. Predeceased by wife Kathleen, sisters Angela Brake and Elizabeth Brake. Left to mourn are sons Bernard (Linda) and Randy (Cindy) of Mooring Cove; daughters Bernadette (husband Vince) of Thunder Bay, Ontario and Clara (husband Henry) of Marystown; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Father Charlie Kelly conducted funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Marystown, Friday, Jan. 23 with interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Marystown. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of White Dove Funeral Home, Marystown. Pallbearers were Vincent Brake, John Pad Nolan, Ernest Farrell, Hubert Rideout, Freddie Power and George Hynes. Cross bearer was Randell Brake.
Date posted: 01/27/04

RIGGS, Edna Pauline
Passed suddenly away January 10, 2004 at her home in Bull's Cove, Burin, Edna Pauline Riggs. She was 78 years old. Predeceased by husband Stanley, sisters Vera, Eva, Muriel, Ada, Alice and Marie; brothers Gordon, Basil and Reginald; mother and father Alma and Bill Bartlett. Left to mourn are sons Roland (wife Pat) of Marystown, Robert (wife Alice) of Burin, Basil (wife Kay) of Burin and Fraser (wife June) of Halifax; daughters Diane of St. John's, Doreen (husband Lee Spencer) of Burin, Dale (husband Ern Foote) of St. John's and Paulette of Bull's Cove; special friends Vera and Bryce Adams. Also leaving to mourn sisters Dorothy Simms of Winterland and Wilma Marsh of Quebec; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Reverend Robert Peddle conducted funeral service at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Ship Cove Tuesday, Jan. 13 with interment at the Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Hodder's Point. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of White Dove Funeral Home, Burin. Pallbearers were Roland Riggs, Bob Riggs, Basil Riggs, Fraser Riggs, David Parsons, David Riggs, Karl Riggs and Lee Spencer
Date posted: 01/20/04

SHEA, Ambrose John
Passed away at U.S. Memorial Hospital, St. Lawrence on Jan. 7, 2004, Ambrose John Shea of Marystown, NL in his 77th year. Predeceased by wife, Elizabeth. Leaving to mourn: wife, Betty; sons: Roy (wife Debra) of Creston North, Max (wife Anne) of Marystown, Frank (wife Margaret) of Ontario, Gary (wife Debbie) of Carbonear, Dale (wife Maureen) of Marystown, Terry (wife Burdetta) of Creston North; daughters; Marilyn (husband Albert Blagdon) of Creston North, Juanita (husband Lee Butt) of Ontario, Patricia (husband Mike Fitzpatrick) of Ontario, Brenda Lee (husband Paul Mitten) of Ontario; stepson: David at Ontario; sisters: Carmelita Maddigan at Ontario; 23 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Father Charlie Kelly at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Marystown on Jan. 9, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. Interment was at Roman Catholic Cemetery in Marystown. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association. Pallbearers were his sons: Roy, Max, Frank, Gary, Dale and Terry Shea and son-in-law Albert Blagdon. Cross Bearer was Maurice Fleming. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Geoff Lomond of Peninsula Funeral Home Ltd., Creston South.
Date posted: 01/13/04

WHITTLE, Sylvia Marie
Passed peacefully away Dec 29, 2003 at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre, Sylvia Marie Whittle of Marystown. She was 35 years old. Left to mourn are husband Verno; son Verno Jr; daughters Santana (Scott Hodder) Samantha and Sheranda; father Maurice Drake (Alice) and mother Ann Marie (husband Gerry Squires). Also leaving to mourn are sisters Lillian, and Ann Marie (Gildas); brother Maurice Jr. (Delaney); half-sister Jessica Legge; step-sisters Monica Beckett and Denika Demetero and grandmother Sylvia Edwards. Father Charlie Kelly conducted funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Marystown Wednesday, Dec 31 with interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of White Dove Funeral Homes, Marystown. Pallbearers were Wilson Foote Sr., Wilson Foote Jr., Kevin Pardy, Anthony Whittle, Brendan Edwards, Glen Edwards, Peter Edwards and Maurice Drake Jr. Cross bearer was Kenneth Walsh Jr.
Date posted: 01/06/04

 

 

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