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from The Telegram for 2002
(U - Z)
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 2002 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 or every page.
VALLIS, Minnie - Passed
peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Thursday, November 7,
2002, Minnie Vallis of Brownsdale, age 69 years. Leaving to mourn spouse
George and children: Jean Gardiner (Paul), Steve (Irene), Wayne (Karen),
Peggy Gulliford (Paul), Joe (Esma), Ken (Sharon), Perry (Tracy); thirteen
grandchildren; three sisters: Gwen, Bertha and Irene; one brother, Oscar
Matthews; also a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
At Minnie`s request cremation has taken place. The family will be receiving
friends at Green`s Funeral Home, Winterton, on Monday, November 11, 2002,
from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. Visitation will take place at the United Church,
Brownsdale, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Memorial service to follow at 2:00
p.m. Private family inurnment to follow at a later date. Flowers gratefully
accepted or donations may be made to the Trinity, Conception, Placentia Health
VARDY, Wilson Francis (Frank) - Passed
peacefully away at the Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville on
Friday, November 8, 2002, Wilson Francis (Frank) Vardy of Robinsons Bight,
aged 74 years. Predeceased by son Jim, 1982. Leaving to mourn with fond and
loving memories his wife Olive of 54 years; daughters, Beverly (Navin Lambert),
Robinsons Bight, Joann (Calvin Smith), Clarenville; sons, Edgar, Eric (Leona)
and Robert, all of Ontario; sister Myrtle Buller, Ontario; brothers, Allan
(Ruth), Lady Cove; Stan, Ontario, Don (Vicky), Saskatchewan; 10 grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren; and a large number of relatives and friends.
Resting at Fewer`s Funeral Home in Clarenville. A memorial service will be
on Monday, November 11, 2002 at 2 p.m. from Fewer`s Funeral Home, Clarenville.
Cremation to follow. In his memory flowers gratefully accepted or donations
may be made to the family.
VATERS, Nellie - Passed peacefully away at Carbonear General Hospital on Sunday, June 2, 2002 after a lengthy illness. Predeceased by grandson Brian Pinsent; sisters, Blanche and Stella; and brothers, Bill and Erwin. Leaving to mourn, husband Graham; daughter Jean Pinsent (Morris), grandsons, Matthew and Stephen; sons, Oral (Cindy), grandsons Chad and Christopher; Curtis (Allison), granddaughters, Ashley, Vanessa, Kayla; Derrick (Margaret), granddaughter, Holly; Mark (Lynette); close friend and sister-in-law Annie Smith; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Resting at Holloway`s Funeral Home, Whitbourne. Visitation, Monday, June 3, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday 10 a.m.-12 noon. Funeral service from Upper Trinity Bay South Salvation Army Corps, 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2002. Interment to follow at the United Church Cemetery, Whitbourne. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made to The Children`s Wish Foundation.
WALKER, Gordon - Passed peacefully away at Carbonear General Hospital on Monday, June 17, 2002, Gordon Walker of Winterton, age 85 years. Predeceased by wife Nora, 1998; son Jim; brothers: Will, Tom, and Edgar. Leaving to mourn son Bob (Nicki); two grandchildren: Robert and Joanne of Sydney, N.S.; one brother, Robert, Winterton; two sisters: Rachel Tucker, Harbour Lodge, Carbonear, and Mabel Anderson, Curling; good friend and caregiver Sadie Ryan, Turks Cove. Resting at Green`s Funeral Home, Winterton. Funeral Service to take place on Wednesday at 2 p.m. from St. Luke`s Anglican Church and Cemetery, Winterton. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one`s choice.
WALKER, Raymond - Passed suddenly away on Friday, March 22, 2002 at St. John`s, Raymond (Ray) Walker, age 49 years. Predeceased by father Edgar (1980), mother-in-law Hannah Legge (1996). Leaving to mourn, wife and best friend of 30 years, Ruth; son Craig (Amanda); grandmother Mrs. Harriett Parrot; mother Mrs. Cloy Walker; sisters, Diane, St. John`s, Pauline (Glen) Andrews, High Level, Alta.; special brother Bill (Dale), Dartmouth, N.S.; Earl (Linda), High Level, Alta., Calvin (Connie), High Level, Alta., Leslie (Rosland), Mississauga, Ont.; sister-in-law Emma (Melvin) Piercey; brother-in-law John (Ann) Legge; special niece Kim (Craig) Ellis and special niece Chelsea, Hant`s Harbour; 16 nieces and nephews; many other relatives and friends; special companion Whoopi; special friends Linda and Don Martin, St. John`s, Eileen and Bill Matthews, New Perlican, and Elizabeth and Walter Mills, St. John`s. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at Barrett`s Funeral Home, Hamilton Ave., on Sunday, March 24 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday, March 25, visitation will take place at St. Augustine`s Anglican Church, New Perlican after 2 p.m. Funeral service to take place on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 2 p.m. from St. Augustine`s Anglican Church. Inurnment to follow in St. Augustine`s Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to St. Augustine`s, New Perlican or St. Luke`s, Winterton Cemetery Funds. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Green`s Funeral Home, Winterton.
WELSH, Olive (nee Pottle) - November 10, 1923 - July 24, 2002. Passed peacefully away at the Interfaith Citizen`s Home, Carbonear on Wednesday, July 24th, 2002, Olive Welsh of Islington, aged 79 years. Predeceased by husband Seymour, daughter Elizabeth, brother Stan. Leaving to mourn one daughter Molly (Melvin) Jerrett, Calgary, Alberta; five sons: Jim (Bridget), Carbonear; Scott (Charlene), Toronto; Kevin and David, Islington; Graham (Interfaith Home), Carbonear; thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sisters Lucy Burrage, New Perlican; Amy Currie, Random Island; brothers: John Pottle (Elsie), Bonavista; Alfred (Miller Centre); also lovingly remembered by a large number of other relatives and friends. Resting at St. Matthew`s Parish Hall, Islington. The Funeral service will be held from St. Matthew`s Anglican Church, Heart`s Delight on Saturday, July 27th at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow St. Matthew`s Anglican Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in her memory may be made to St. Matthew`s Church Memorial Fund or charity of one`s choice. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Warren`s Funeral Home, Dildo.
WHALEN, Harold T. - Gently eased from this life surrounded by his loving family, whom he dearly loved, Harold Thomas Whalen, aged 71. Leaving with a lifetime of cherished, wonderful memories are his wife of 48 years Rosetta (May), sons Harold Jr. (Gertie), Tom (Cathy) and Dennis (Laura); daughter Daphne (Greg Blake) and grandchildren who gave him such joy, Debbie, Deana, Daniel, Cody, Cassidy, Spencer, Casey, Lenore and Emma Rae. Also leaving to mourn brothers Albert (Kathleen) and Fred (Alma); sisters Alice Wade, Beatrice (Otto King) and Gertie (Edgar Smith); brothers-in-law John May (Sylvia) and Philip May (Maxine); sisters-in-law Ellen Snook (Leonard), Lillian Snook (Randell), Linda Marshall, Sophia Spurrell (Lloyd) and Marie Snook (Basil). He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, friends, neighbours and camping buddies. Resting at Wesley United Church, Caplin Cove. Funeral on Thursday at 2:00 P.M. No flowers by request. Donations in his memory may be made to the Wesley United Church Memorial Fund, c/o Box 13, Site 4, RR #1, Caplin Cove, T. Bay, NF, A0E 2A0. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fewer`s Funeral Home, Clarenville.
WHITE, Edgar - of
Catalina. Passed peacefully away at the Bonavista Health Care Complex on
Tuesday, November 19, 2002, age 56 years. Leaving to mourn his loving wife
Joan (nee Crocker); three sons: James (Peggy), Jody (Bekki), Jeffrey (Shannon);
one grandson Samuel; his beloved mother Rachel, two brothers John (Audrey),
Ben (Eleanor); two sisters Florence (Keith) Shirran, Aletha (Tony) Ricketts;
one sister-in-law Brenda (Pat) Maher. Also, a large number of nieces, nephews,
other relations and friends. Funeral took place from St. Peter`s Anglican
Church, Catalina on Friday, November 22, 2002.
WILLIAMS, Mary - Passed peacefully away at the Lions Manor, Placentia, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, Mary Williams of Chapel Arm, in her 92nd year. Predeceased by her husband Joseph and daughter-in-law Mary; sister, Lucy; brothers: Matthew, Mark, James, John and Arthur. Leaving to mourn two sons: Leslie & Douglas; three daughters: Agnes (Adrian), Mary (Thomas) and Sheila (Danny); also sister, Nellie; thirteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; also a large circle of relatives and friends. Resting at Holloway`s Funeral Home, Whitbourne. Visitation Wednesday 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Thursday, 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 2:00 p.m. from the Roman Catholic Church, Chapel Arm. Interment to follow at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Long Harbour Road. Flowers gratefully accepted.
WILSON, Florence (nee Midgley) - Passed peacefully away at the G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville on Thursday, August 15, 2002, Florence Wilson, in her 82nd year, of Clarenville, formerly of Harbour Main and Liverpool, England. Predeceased by her husband John Wilson and her parents Joseph and Mary Midgley. Left with fond and loving memories are her son William, grandsons: Stuart, Graham, granddaughter Sara; her son John (Cecilia), grandsons: John, Keith, Peter, granddaughters: Maria, Sandra, great-grandchildren: Bradley and Brittany; her sisters: Emily Upton, Bedlington, Northumberland, England, Winnie Dougan, Speke, Liverpool, England; her special friends: Albert Furey, Gertrude Maloney, Gerry and Buster Furey and family, Luke Dalton and family, all at Harbour Main, Mrs. Edna Lloyd, Reg and Ivey Grey, all at Liverpool, England and a circle of other relatives and friends. Resting at Dunphy`s Funeral Home, Holyrood. Visitation on Friday, from 2 p.m.- 9 p.m. Funeral will take place on Saturday, August 17, 2002 following 10 a.m. Mass of Christian burial from Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Harbour Main. Interment will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Harbour Main.
WISEMAN, Elizabeth - Passed peacefully away after a short battle with cancer at Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Thursday, May 30, 2002, Elizabeth J. Wiseman of Shoal Harbour in her 71st year. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband William of 51 years; daughter Brenda (Doug Barnes), Sarnia, Ont.; sons Freeman (Lily), Shoal Harbour, Tony (Anne Marie), Clarenville and Dean (Madonna), Shoal Harbour; sisters Phyllis Philpott, Annie Hancock, Dulcie (Merlin Feltham) and Kathy (Geoff Muggridge); brothers Wayne (Roselyn) Starkes and Sterling (Sharon) Starkes; grandchildren Tonya, Wendy, Dana, Melissa, Christine, Suzanne and Tyler and a large number of relatives and friends. Resting at Fewer`s Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2002, from Shoal Harbour United Church with interment at United Cemetery, Shoal Harbour. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or Shoal Harbour United Church.
WOOLRIDGE, Gilbert - Passed peacefully away at his home in Dunfield on Thursday, January 10, 2002 age 76 years. Predeceased by son Colin, 1998. Leaving to mourn his loving wife Reubina; his sister Bertha; son Keith, daughter-in-law Princeline and granddaughter Tanya; also, a large circle of relatives and friends. Resting at The Church of The Good Shepherd in Dunfield. Funeral services 2:00 Saturday, January 12, 2002 followed by interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Trinity.
YOUNG, Shirley (nee Farrar) - Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre on Monday, August 26, 2002, Shirley Young of St. John`s, aged 71 years. Leaving to mourn her loving and devoted husband of 51 years Haig; son Douglas (Sharon), Shoal Harbour; daughter Marina Reid (Darrel), Vancouver; grandchildren: Douglas (Hope), Stefan, Kristin, Whitney and Kaitlynn Young, Sara and Stephanie Reid; great-grandchildren: Meagan and Alison Young; also leaving to mourn sister Betty Van Klink; brothers: Jack (Ruth), Ian (Mary), Claude (Loretta) and Don (Isabel); special sister-in-law Marina Osbourne; nephews, nieces, other relatives and many friends. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors at Carnell`s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A service of thanksgiving will be celebrated on Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 2 p.m. from St. Mark`s Anglican Church, Logy Bay Road with family interment to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Newfoundland Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation (The Dr. Bliss Murphy Centre) or St. Mark`s Anglican Church, 205 Logy Bay Road, St. John`s, NF A1A 3T7.
Transcribed by James Butler, 2002
Updated January 6, 2003, by Jim Butler
Revised by Jim Butler, 2002
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