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from The Telegram for 2001
(E - G)
The obituaries appear here, as they appeared in The Telegram on the dates noted with each entry. For the convenience of researchers, the first mention of a Trinity Bay community has been highlighted. Only those obituaries from 2001 have been included here. If someone has an obituary previous to 1998, and would like it to appear in this series, please contact Jim Butler by using the CONTACT button at the bottom of every page.
EVANS, Mary Eliza - 82 years of age, of Gables Lodge, Amherst, formerly of 11 Fletcher Drive, Amherst, passed away at the Lodge on Tuesday, August 14, 2001. Born in Grates Cove, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary (Hodder) Benson. She had worked as a seamstress for the American Air Force Base & White Clothing Co. in St. John`s, Nfld. and Murphy Pants Factory & Playtex Co. in Amherst. She was a member of Trinity-St. Stephen`s United Church. She is survived by her husband George; a daughter Sandra Serwa (husband Donald), Calgary; sons: Harry (wife Karon), Fredericton and Jack (wife Angie), Toronto; a sister Stella Pearson, Daytona Beach, Florida; a half-sister Irene Hunt (husband Jack), St. John`s, Nfld; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a son Joseph and two brothers: Joseph and Wesley. Her remains are resting at Furlong`s Funeral Home in Amherst on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Her funeral service will be held at Trinity-St. Stephen`s United Church on Sunday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Charlene Maguire officiating. Burial will take place in the Amherst Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity-St. Stephen`s United Church or to the charity of your choice.
EVELY, Reginald (Reg) - Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Center, St. John`s, on Wednesday, August 15th, 2001 Reg Evely of Hearts Content. Age 70 years. Predeceased by grandson Gregory Dean. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, wife Ida, Hearts Content; 4 sons: Reg (Clara), Wawa, Ont., Dave (Margo), Scarborough, Ont., Don (Ruth), Ajax, Ont., Carson (Donna), Hearts Content; 1 daughter Gayle (Lionel Dean), Hearts Content; 8 grandsons, 3 granddaughters, 5 great-grandchildren; 1 brother Jim (Lizzie), Islington, Ont.; 2 brothers-in-law: Max Sooley (Jean), Hearts Content, Lloyd Sooley (Rose), Whitehorse, Yukon; 3 sisters-in-law: Sadie (Alex Rowe), Mabel (Jack Smith) and Beatrice (Beatie) Sooley, all of Hearts Content; also a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Resting at Green`s Funeral Home, Winterton. Visiting hours: Friday 2-5 and 7-10 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Funeral Service to follow at 2 p.m. from Heyfield Memorial United Church, Hearts Content. Cremation to follow. Inurnment to take place on Sunday at 4 p.m. at Heyfield Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heyfield Memorial Cemetery Fund, Hearts Content.
FOLLETT, Margaret - Passed peacefully away on October 9, 2001, in the presence of her family, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimers, Margaret Follett, age 84 years. Predeceased by her husband Frank. Left with fond and loving memories, her four children: Frank (Neng), Shirley, Mary (Guy), Edward (Gail); 11 grandchildren: Brian (Lucy), Greg (Kelli), Nancey (Joe), Sharon (Scott), Bruce (Kathy), Keith (Michelle), Natalie (Dave), Daniel, Francis, Jason (Dawn) and Jennifer; 6 great-grandchildren: Ashley, Lauren, Ashton, Chelsie, Tyler, Halley. Resting at Holloway`s Funeral Home, Whitbourne. Funeral Mass will take place on Friday, October 12 at 11 a.m. from St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, Whitbourne. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the St. Alphonsus Church, Whitbourne.
FRENCH, Alberta (Bertha) - Passed peacefully away at the Glenbrook Nursing Home, St. John`s on Tuesday, May 1st, 2001 Mrs. Alberta (Bertha) French of Winterton. Age 88 years. Predeceased by her husband Joshua, December 13th, 1986. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, two daughters: Emily (Ralph) Smith, Hearts Content, Betty (Tony) Samson, Dartmouth, NS; three sons: Nick (Blanche), Robert (Syreathia), all of St. John`s, Jack (Pauline), Winterton; one sister-in-law Emily Green, Winterton; 18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren. Resting at Green`s Funeral Home, Winterton, Wednesday and Thursday 2-5 and 7-10 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Funeral Service to follow at 1 p.m. from The Salvation Army Citadel, Winterton. Interment in The Salvation Army Cemetery, Winterton. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to The Salvation Army Citadel, Winterton.
FRENCH, Marcus L. - Passed peacefully away at St. Clares Mercy Hospital, St. John`s, on Monday, February 26th, 2001 Mr. Marcus Leslie French of Winterton. Age 83 years. Predeceased by wife Margaret, 1998. Leaving to mourn one son Frank, wife Brenda; three grandchildren: Jennifer, Mark and Michael, all of Winterton; one sister Annie Dawe (Richard), Hare Bay; sister-in-law Doris Newhook, Dildo; two nieces and four nephews; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Resting at Green`s Funeral Home, Winterton. Visiting hours Tuesday and Wednesday 2-5 and 7-10 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Funeral Service to follow at 2 p.m. from St. Luke`s Anglican Church & Cemetery, Winterton. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in his memory to St. Luke`s Anglican Church, Winterton.
FOOTE, George H. - Passed peacefully away at his home in the presence of his family on Tuesday, February 20, 2001, George Foote of Heart`s Delight, in his 69th year. Leaving to mourn his loving wife Elizabeth; four children: Johnny (Edna), Dianne (Rick), Lydia (Robert), Scott (Diane); seven grandchildren: Tina, Tanya, Leslie, Michael, Dwayne, Angela and Olivia; sister Jennie Worthman; brother Edward Foote; special aunt, Maude Crocker; also a large number of other relatives and many friends. Rested at the S.U.F. Lodge, Hearts Delight. The funeral service was held from St. Matthew`s Anglican Church, Heart`s Delight on Friday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to Warren`s Funeral Home, Dildo.
GENGE, Edmund Clarence - Passed peacefully away at Lakeside Homes, Gander, on Friday, November 2, 2001, Edmund Clarence Genge of Glovertown, age 80 years. Predeceased by his parents, Roland and Priscilla (nee Hawkins); daughter Janice; brothers: Norman and Alfred; sisters: Nellie and Annie. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, his devoted wife of 55 years, Marguerite; children: Jim of Glovertown, Edmund (Barb) of Clarenville, Joan (Everett Pitts) of Springdale, Graham (Toni) of Calgary, Rosalind (Denis English) of Mount Pearl and Sandy (Chris Hodder) of Gander; brother Herbert (Irene) of Glovertown; grandchildren: Sherry, Heidi, Lesley, Lee, Kerry, Ginger, Janice, Joey, Riley and Alexander; great-grandchildren: Joshua and Joel; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral arrangements by Oram`s Funeral Home, Glovertown. Funeral service was Sunday, November 4, 2001 at 2:00 p.m., Pentecostal Church, Glovertown. Interment was at the Pentecostal Cemetery, Glovertown. Donations may be made in his memory to Lakeside Homes, Gander. A heartfelt thanks to Dr. Bennett and staff of Lakeside Homes, Gander and his caregivers while he was home in Glovertown.
GEORGE, Eileen F. (nee Woodman) - March 27, 1932-June 16, 2001. Daughter of the late George and Mary Woodman of New Harbour. Passed away suddenly at the Health Sciences Complex on Saturday, June 16, 2001, Eileen F. George of Blaketown, in her 69th year. Predeceased by husband Kevin; brother Ford; sisters Elizabeth, Elaine and Patricia; and granddaughter Jessica. Leaving to mourn with special memories, her five children: Ward (Karen), Robert (Donna), Neal (Cindy), Michael and daughter Jennifer; four grandchildren, Sarah, Julieanne, Matthew and Scarlett; beloved sister Grace Archibald; brother Neal (Louise); sister-in-law Audrey Woodman; mother-in-law Julia; brother-in-law Edward (Hazel); special friend Norma Dawe; a very large circle of other relatives and many friends. Cremation has taken place at her request. Visitation at Warren`s Funeral Home, Dildo, Sunday, June 17, 4-10 p.m., Monday 10 a.m.-12 noon. The memorial service will be held from St. Augustine`s Church, New Harbour on Monday June 18 at 2 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Augustine`s Church Memorial Fund, New Harbour.
GEORGE, Edward - Passed suddenly away at Heart`s Content on Saturday, October 6, 2001, Edward George, age 71 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, wife Vera; two sons, Glen (Paula), Heart`s Content, Paul (Elizabeth), Winterton; one daughter, Linda (John Dalley), Nova Scotia; four grandsons, Adam, Bradley, Nicholas, Keagan; one sister, Janet (Reg Legge), Heart`s Content; two sisters-in-law, Betty (Harrison Bryant), Mary (George Bursey); father-in-law, Arthur Rowe, Tricon Manor, Winterton; also a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Resting at Green`s Funeral Home, Winterton. Visiting hours, 2-5 and 7-10 p.m., daily. Funeral service to take place on Tuesday, October 9 at 2 p.m. from St. Mary`s Anglican Church and Cemetery, Heart`s Content. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary`s Anglican Church Cemetery Fund, Heart`s Content.
GEORGE, Frances Julia (nee Coish) - Passed peacefully away in the presence of her family on Feb. 24, Frances Julia George (nee Coish) of Lower Lance Cove, Random Island. Predeceased by husband Albert, 1955; grandsons Paul Adams, 1978; Wade Martin, 1990. Leaving to mourn, one son Wilfred (Pearl), Lower Lance Cove, Random Island. Nine daughters: Ada Ivany (Wilfred), St. John`s; Lily Reid, Old Shop; Gertie Day (Bob), Old Shop; Evelyn Goulding (Jessie), Gander; Ivy Martin (Charlie), Hickman`s Hr.; Hazel Marsh (Fred), Paradise; Florence Clarke (Harold), Mount Pearl; Dallas Adams (John), Corner Brook; Melvie George, Vancouver. Twenty-three grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; brother Stanley Coish (Bessie), Rattling Brook. Sisters: May Smith, Apsey Brook; Cecelia Smith (Hayward), Apsey Brook; Florence Squires (Bill), Old Perlican; many other relatives and friends. Resting at Vardy`s Funeral Home, Hickman`s Harbour. Funeral Service 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at Britannia United Church. Interment to follow in United Church Cemetery, Britannia. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the United Church Memorial Fund, Britannia.
GILBERT, Susie M.E. - Passed peacefully away at Carbonear General Hospital on Thursday, February 08, 2001 age 80 years, Susie M. E. Gilbert (nee Bartlett) of Blaketown, formerly of Tack`s Beach. Leaving to mourn two daughters Emily Gosse (Graham) of Whitbourne, Pagie Hickman (Don) of Nevada, USA, one son Bill of St. John`s, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, as well as a large circle of family and friends. Resting at Holloway`s Funeral Home until funeral service on Monday at 2 p.m. at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Blaketown. Visiting hours Saturday, February 10 2-5 p.m., 7-9 p.m. Sunday, February 11 2-5 p.m., 7-10 p.m. Monday, February 12, 10 a.m. to time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Barnabas Anglican Church Memorial Fund.
GOLDRING, Mary Patricia (nee Woodman) - Passed peacefully away on Feb. 20, 2001 at the Health Sciences Centre in the presence of her loving family, Mary Patricia Goldring, age 72 years. Leaving to mourn her children: Paul (Ann), Alberta, Mary Kranenburg (Gerard), Sandra Goldring, Valerie Johnson (Michael), Raechel Woodman (Wendell), New Harbour; her eleven precious grandchildren; sisters: Eileen George, Blaketown, Grace Archibald; brothers: Ford Woodman (Audrey), Dildo, Neal Woodman (Louise), New Harbour; son-in-law Bob Phillips, Ont. and her friends at Kelly`s Brook Apartments. At Patricia`s request, cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends may visit the family at Carnell`s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Rd. on Friday from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Friday, February 23, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. and also in New Harbour at a time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
GOLDSWORTHY, Rev. Canon Kenneth - Passed peacefully away on Thursday, January 25th, 2001 at St. Clare`s Mercy Hospital after a short illness, age 79 years. Leaving to celebrate his life, wife Kathleen; sons: Michael (Judy), Brian (Linda), Keith (Cynthia) and Paul; brother Ross Goldsworthy (Shirley); sister Sadie Green (Eric, deceased); sisters-in-law: Miriam Peddle (Levi, deceased), Rita Parsons (Abel), Rosalind Stokes (Cyril), Alice Wiscombe (Charlie), Bernice Smith, Esther Goldsworthy (Cal, deceased); brothers-in-law: Rex Smith (May), Cecil Smith (Sue), Gerald Smith (Beth), Oliver Smith (Joan), Art Bailey (Myrtle, deceased); grandchildren: Leanne, Mark, Aaron, Shawn, Danielle, Nicholas, Stephen and Matthew; great-grandchild Kali; a large number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Resting at Barrett`s Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue. Visitation Sunday, January 28th, 2001, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service from St. John the Baptist Anglican Cathedral, Monday, January 29th, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. Interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Forest Road. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations to St. Luke`s Home, St. John`s, Nfld.
NOTE: Deceased is a member of the Goldsworthy family of Trinity, NF.
GOOBIE, Chesley - Age 86 of Queen`s Cove. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Dr. G.B. Cross Hospital, Clarenville, on April 25, 2001. Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 62 years Blanche (Meadus), two daughters: Ethel (Ed) Blundon and Vinie (Lloyd) Martin; seven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, nephew Jim Goobie, niece Mildred Howse, other nieces and nephews and a wide circle of family and friends. Resting at Queen`s Cove United Church. Funeral to take place Saturday, April 28, 2001 at 2:30 p.m. Interment at The United Church Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Dr. G.B. Cross Hospital.
GOSSE, Marion Fraser (nee Reid) - Passed peacefully away at her residence on Wednesday, February 7, 2001 Marion Fraser Gosse, in her 104th year. Predeceased by husband William and daughter Ellen. Leaving to mourn sons: Gerry and Baxter (Kay) of Timmins, Ont.; daughter Alice Keating of Cape Breton; special grandsons: Bill Rowe and Ernest Rowe; also a large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nephews and niece: Stanley, Albert, Marion and Bernard; other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. Family will be receiving visitors at Carnell`s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, from 2-4 p.m., 7-9 p.m. Thursday; 10-12 noon Friday. Funeral Service will take place on Friday, February 9, 2001 at 2 p.m. from The Carnell Memorial Chapel. Funeral Service will take place at a later date at St. John United Church, New Harbour, with interment in the United Cemetery, New Harbour. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the St. John United Church Building Fund, New Harbour, T.B.
GOSSE, Marion Fraser (Reid) - A Memorial Service for mother and son will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2001 from St. John`s United Church, New Harbour, at 2 p.m. Marion Fraser (Reid) Gosse passed peacefully away at her home in St. John`s on February 6, 2001 in her 104th year. William Baxter Gosse, beloved husband of Kathleen (Kay Stewart) Gosse, at his home in Timmons, Ontario, in his 69th year. Leaving to mourn their loss, daughter and sister Alice (Gosse) Keating; son and brother, Gerry Gosse; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Baxter`s loving wife Kay and sons Grant Gosse and Mike Kentish; daughter Stephanie (Kentish) Grant; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and the many relatives and friends who touched both their lives.
GREEN, Douglas - His journey has ended, he now walks hand in hand with the Lord. It is with sadness the family of Douglas Green of Deep Bight, age 79, announce his passing at G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, on Wednesday, Sept. 19/2001. He will be missed dearly by his wife of fifty-seven years Mary (nee Hiscock). His legacy continues through his seven children: Vicki (Milton) Avery, Janet (Walter) Lethbridge, Dallas (Karl) Quinton, Avalene, Glen, Brenda (Jim) Buffett and Roger (Paulette); also left to mourn are fifteen grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and a large circle of nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by parents Pleoman and Victoria (Hyde) and brothers: Ron, Enoch and Andrew. Interment was at Deep Bight Cemetery on Saturday, Sept. 22. Donations to the Cemetery Memorial Fund in lieu of flowers.
GREEN, Marguerite - Passed away suddenly, after a brief illness, at the Health Sciences Center, St. John`s on June 29, 2001, Marguerite Green, at the age of 72 years. Predeceased by her parents Maggie and Newman Green; and brother Max. Left with fond and loving memories, her brother Wilfred (Florence); sister Blanche; sister-in-law Muriel Green, all of Deep Bight; four nieces, one nephew and a number of relatives and friends. Resting at the Trinity United Church, Deep Bight. Funeral was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Trinity Untied Church in Deep Bight. Interment followed at United Church Cemetery, Deep Bight. In her memory there is a memorial fund to the Trinity United Church, Deep Bight. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fewer`s Funeral Home, Clarenville.
GULLAGE, Rita - Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Complex on Saturday, January 27, 2001, Rita Gullage, age 86 years. Predeceased by husband Peter in 1989; and sons Major Sam, Peter, and Elmo; two daughters Aletha and Louie. Leaving to mourn daughters: Audrey (Allan Martin), Juanita (Robert Russell), Shirley Prince (friend Art), Waveline (Keith Budden); sons: Isaac (Effie), Raymond (Dorothy), David (Agatha) and Joseph; 37 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; four daughters-in-law; Major Ruby Gullage, Dulcie Abbot, Rose Gullage and Carol Gullage. Also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Resting at Carnell`s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Rd. Visitation from 2-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m., Sunday. Resting at Strathies Funeral Home, Catalina, from 7-10 p.m., Monday, 2-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Service from S.A. Citadel, Bonavista on Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 2 p.m. Interment in the S.A. Cemetery, Catalina.
GUSHUE, Philip - Of Whitbourne. Oct. 13, 1921- Oct. 27, 2001. Passed peacefully away surrounded by his loving family at home after a courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by his son, Philip Jr. (1982). Parents: John and Frances (Quinlan) Gushue. Brothers: Jack, Patrick; and sister Mary. Leaving to mourn, his loving and devoted wife and best friend Rose (Spence) of 53 years. Children: Carol Medd (Robert), Mount Pearl, Betty Clarke (Joe), Mississauga, Ont., Marion Gushue-Geiger (Norm), Kelowna, B.C., Gerry (Annette), Fort McMurray, Alta., Chris (Bev), Mount Pearl, Rosemary Henderson (Kevin), Kamloops, B.C., Tim, Fort McMurray, Alta. Shawn, Edmonton, Alta., Howard (Nancy), Whitbourne. Grandchildren: Jason, Keith and Blair Medd, Pat Gushue, Mary and Theresa Clarke, Rory and Brittany Gushue, Shevon and Andrea Henderson, Heather Gushue, Candice and Christian Gushue, Damian Traverse and Paul Gushue. Great-grandson, Nathaniel. Brother George (Mary), Whitbourne. Sister-in-law, Nellie McMillan (Bill), Ont. Daughter-in-law, Glenys, P.E.I. Also leaving to mourn, a large number of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Resting at Holloway`s Funeral Home, Whitbourne. Visitation, Sunday, Oct. 28, 12-10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Funeral service will take place from St. Alphonsus Church, Whitbourne, Tuesday, October 30 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the W.H. Newhook Memorial Clinic, Whitbourne, or the Canadian Cancer Society. Special thanks and gratitude to Dr. Worral, Shelagh Mercer, all the staff at W.H. Newhook Clinic and Fr. Tom Duffenais.
Transcribed by James Butler, 2001
Updated January 12, 2002 by Jim Butler
Revised by Jim Butler, 2002
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