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from The Telegram for 2003
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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 2003 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.
ELLIOTT, Fannie M. - Of Newman`s Cove. Passed peacefully away on Friday, July 25, 2003, at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by her husband Donald in 1996. Leaving to mourn with loving memories daughter Rowena (Roland) Taylor of Port Rexton; six sons: Lloyd (Melvina), Melvin (Lois), Otto (Paula), Donald Jr. (Gloria), all of Newman`s Cove, Harry (Maxine) of Mount Pearl and Wes Reid of St. John`s; fourteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Selina Elliott of Mount Pearl. Resting at the United Church in Newman`s Cove. Funeral Services Monday, July 28, 2003, at 2 p.m. Interment at the UC Cemetery in Newman`s Cove. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in her memory to the United Church of Newman`s Cove.
FORSEY, Eleanor - Passed away at St. Clare`s Mercy Hospital, St. John`s on Thursday, November 13, 2003, Eleanor (Stoodley) Forsey of Fortune, age 85 years. Predeceased by husband Walter, 1994. Leaving to mourn daughters: Louise Pittman (Keith) at Shoal Harbour, Carole Hillier (Aubrey) at Fortune; grandchildren: Gregory and Dianne Pittman, Gary and Maria Hillier; also great-grandchildren: Emily and Elaina Pittman and Aaron Hillier; sister Louise Stoodley at Fortune; brothers: Roy Stoodley (Emily) at Grand Falls and Max Stoodley (Jean) at Dunville. Remains resting at Warren`s Funeral Home, Grand Bank on Friday and Saturday. Funeral Service will take place at the Grand Bank United Church on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow in the United Church Cemetery, Grand Bank. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the United Church Cemetery Fund, Grand Bank. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Warren`s Funeral Home, Grand Bank.
FOST, Sarah Lily (Sadie) nee Worthman - Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Thursday, April 17, 2003, Sarah (Sadie) Fost of Heart`s Delight, aged 77 years. Predeceased by parents Wilson and Adelaide Worthman, sisters Dorothy and Annie. Lovingly remembered by husband Hedley, 11 daughters: Sylvia (John) White; Marilyn (Len) Edison; Barbara (Howard) Roberts; Carol (Harold Cranford); Peggy (Ken) Kulp; Debbie (Dave) Porter; Brenda (Linsay) Harnum; Linda (Gordon) Pollett; Heather (Kenneth) Jackson; Wanda (Lee) Fost-O`Keefe; Rosalind (Derrick Snow); two sons, Dennis (Daisy); Lorne (Lori). 20 grandchildren; Christopher, Allison, Jennifer, Kevin, Krista, Joanne, Jason, Jody, Garrett, Daniel, Julianne, Christina, Jillian, Samantha, Jonathan, Daniel, Chad, Mitchell, Shane, Jordan and great-grandchild Devon. Sisters Myrtis Kelloway, Clare Hiscock; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Resting at the SUF Lodge, Heart`s Delight from Friday, April 18 at 2 p.m. until time of funeral. The funeral service will be held from St. Matthew`s Anglican Church on Sunday, April 20 at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at St. Matthews`s Anglican Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers gratefully accepted or donations in her memory may be made to the Children`s Wish Foundation. Ever remembered, ever loved. She graced her family with acts of loving kindness. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Warren`s Funeral Home, Dildo.
GARLAND, George Martin - May 24, 1930 - February 10, 2003. Passed away suddenly at his home, New Harbour, on Monday, February 10, 2003, George Garland, aged 72 years. Leaving to mourn six children: Cora (Marshall), Glenn (Diana), Doreen (Kevin), Lorna (Brent), Chesley (Debbie), Elsie (Stephen); thirteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Louise Garland, Lucy Garland; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Resting at Warren`s Funeral Home, Dildo. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 12 at 3:30 p.m. from St. Augustine`s Church, New Harbour. Interment to follow at St. John`s United Church Cemetery, New Harbour. As expressions of sympathy, flowers gratefully accepted or donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
GOODWIN, Violet - Passed peacefully away at Carbonear General Hospital on Wednesday, April 9, 2003, Miss Violet Goodwin of New Melbourne, age 98 years. Leaving to mourn special niece, Dorothy Button (William) and their children: Kim Boddaent (Warren), Brian Button (Karen), Toronto, ON; three nephews: Ray Ash (Ethel), Hayward Ash (Agnes), Carbonear, Allison Ash (Jackie), Arden, ON; two nieces: Rosalind Church (Spencer), Janic Walsh (George); sister-in-law Annie Goodwin; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Resting at Green`s Funeral Home, Winterton. Visiting hours Thursday 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Friday visitation will take place at St. Stephens United Church, New Melbourne from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. with interment in St. Stephens United Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Stephens United Church Cemetery Fund, New Melbourne.
GOODYEAR, John - John Goodyear of Harcourt, NL, (a veteran of Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 27 Clarenville and a member of Masonic Craft) passed away peacefully to join his beloved wife, May, on Saturday, October 4, 2003, aged 86 years. Predeceased by all his sisters and brothers. Survived by sisters-in-law Minnie Goodyear (Art) and Madelene Morris, and cousin Ross Goodyear. He will be sadly missed by his children Shirley (Bill) Jablonski, Janice (Tom) Pass, Wendy (Ted) Topping, John B. Goodyear; grandchildren Keir Humble, Lesley (Chad) Harris, Michael, Kevin and Bethany Topping, Christine and Sarah Goodyear, and many nieces and nephews. Remains will be resting at Fewer`s Funeral Home, Clarenville. Visitations on Monday, October 6, 2003 at 2 p.m. Funeral will be 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7, 2003 at Bethany United Church with interment at the United Church Cemetery in Harcourt. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
GOODYEAR, May (Bannister) - of Harcourt, NL, formerly of Toronto, ON, beloved wife and best friend for 54 years of John Goodyear, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on Saturday, July 12, 2003, age 81 years. She will be sadly missed by her children: Shirley (Bill) Jablonski; Janice (Tom) Paas; Wendy (Ted) Topping; John B. Goodyear; grandchildren: Keir Humble; Lesley (Chad) Harris, Michael, Kevin and Bethany Topping, Christine and Sarah Goodyear; sisters Madelene Morris and the late Lorraine Bailey. Viewing to take place on Monday, July 14, 2003 in the afternoon at Fewer`s Funeral Home in Clarenville. Funeral to take place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at the Bethany United Church in Harcourt with interment to follow at the United Church Cemetery in Harcourt. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
GOSSE, John S.R. - February 13, 1942 - November 13, 2003. Passed away at the Leonard A. Miller Centre, November 13, 2003, John Gosse in his 61st year. Predeceased by parents John and Beatrice Gosse; sister Elsie Hendricks and daughter Catherine White. Left with loving memories and giving thanks for a wonderful life are his wife Mary; daughter Susan (Dean) George; sons: John (Florence), Peter (Tracy) and son-in-law Ben White. Precious grandchildren: Gregory and Jeffery White, Emily and Megan George and Leah Gosse; brothers: Chesley, Frank (Martha), Eddie, Edgar (Verna) and Sidney; sisters: Roberta Buck, Ivy (George) Robbins, Margaret (Robert) King, Linda Gosse and Thelma (Denny) Christian; brother-in-law Ted Hendricks and sister-in-law Rosamond Jarvis; and a large number of nieces and nephews, as well as many other special friends and relatives. Resting at Holloway`s Funeral Home, Whitbourne. Visitation Saturday, November 15th, 2:00 - 10:00 p.m.; Sunday, November 16th 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Monday, November 17th, 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Funeral from St. John the Baptist Church, Whitbourne, Monday, November 17th at 2:00 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in his memory may be made to The Sir Robert Bond Park Restoration Project c/o the Whitbourne Heritage Society, St. John the Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or a charity of one`s choice.
GRACE, Josephine (Hicks) - Passed peacefully away at Bonavista Hospital on June 17, 2003, age 88 years. Predeceased by her loving and devoted husband, Albert, May 07, 1990. Leaving to mourn with loving and cherished memories are her son John, wife Noreen and grandchildren Gillian, David, Catherine and Tara; daughter Barbara, husband Douglas Hawes and granddaughter Katie; and daughter Ann Marie. Also, her very dedicated and supportive niece (and caregivers), Shirley and husband Ross Barney, their daughter Kim (Jim), operators of Shirley`s Haven, Catalina where she resided for the past 5 years. She also leaves to mourn many other dear relatives and friends. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one`s choice. Resting at Caul`s Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road. Visitation on Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral service to take place on Friday, June 20, at 9:30 a.m. from St. Teresa`s Parish. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
GREEN, Aaron Raymond - Passed peacefully away at the Harbour Lodge Nursing Home, Carbonear on Tuesday, March 4, 2003, Aaron Green of Winterton, age 82 years. Predeceased by wife Mary; daughter Alice and sister Effie. Leaving to mourn two daughters: Ann Squires (Guy), Winterton, Daphne Morton (David), St. John`s; grandchildren: Craig Welsh, Sean, Cheryl and Trent Squires; brother Frank (Essie), Winterton; two sisters: Nora Gillingham (Arch), Winterton, Clara Evely (Roy), Mount Pearl; brother-in-law Rufus Hutchings, Mount Pearl; also a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Resting at Green`s Funeral Home, Winterton. Visiting hours 10:00-12:00, 2:00-5:00 and 7:00-10:00 p.m. daily. Funeral service to take place on Friday, March 7 at 2:00 p.m. from Trinity United Church and Cemetery, Winterton. No flowers by request, donations in Mr. Green`s memory may be made to Trinity United Church Organ Fund.
GREEN, Abram John - Passed peacefully away at his residence on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003, Abram John Green, age 96 years. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories, his wife Irene, of 66 years; four daughters and sons-in-law: Gertie (Don LeShane), Marguerite (Philip Rice), Sylvia (Gordon Adams), Florence (Tolson Meadus); nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; also a number of nieces and nephews and a large circle of relatives and friends. Resting at Hopkins Funeral Home at Old Perlican. Funeral service to be held on Friday, September 26th, 2003 at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew`s by the Sea Church, with interment to follow at United Church Cemetery, Old Perlican.
GREEN, George - Passed suddenly away at Carbonear on Thursday, July 3, 2003, Mr. George Green of Heart`s Delight age 79 years. Predeceased by son James, 1989 and wife Mary, 1990. Leaving to mourn daughter Eileen George (Irvin), Peterborough, ON, son Bruce (Dorothy), Ajax, ON, and daughter-in-law Irene Green, Heart`s Delight. Four grandsons, two graddaughters and four great grandchildren, two brothers. Also a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Resting at Green`s Funeral Home, Winterton, on Saturday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service to take place on Sunday, July 6 at 2 p.m. from Bethel United Church, Heart`s Delight. Cremation to follow. Private family inurnment t to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Children`s Wish Foundation.
GREEN, Herb - Passed peacefully away in the presence of his loving family on April 23, 2003, Herb Green at Carbonear General Hospital. He was 61 years of age. Predeceased by parents William and Bertha Green and Lewis and Dorca Green. Leaving to mourn wife Elsie, son Michael (wife Kim), daughter Tina (friend Eric); five grandchildren; Ryan, Glen, Aaron, Michael and Jonathan, whom he loved dearly; stepmother Cora Green of Grand Falls-Windsor; brothers Winston (wife Ruby), Douglas (wife Lorna), both of Grand Falls-Windsor; sisters Elizabeth (Lizzie) (husband Hayward Seaward) of Clarenville, Daphne (husband Frank Simms) of Scarborough, Ont., Margaret (husband Wayne Budgell) of Triton, NL; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Rev. Yvonne Crocker conducted funeral services from Grates Cove United Church on Saturday, April 26, 2003 at 2 p.m. Interment at United Church Cemetery, Winterton, NL. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hopkins Funeral Home, Old Perlican. Pallbearers were Tom Lambert, Bob Lambert, Don Lambert, Bram Lambert, Bill Butt (brothers-in-law) and Walter Sparkes and Lloyd Follett (special friends).
GREENE, Rupert J. - Passed
peacefully away at St. Patrick`s Mercy Home on Wednesday, January 08, 2003
in the presence of his loving family. Leaving to mourn with fond memories
his loving wife Agnes; his daughter Marcy and son Gerry (Marilyn) of Clarenville;
two grandsons: Gerard and Paddy Greene; one brother Milton; sisters-in-law:
Mary Rockwell and Marie Whelan; brothers-in-law Ronald Whelan (Betty Lou)
and George Whelan (Gloria); as well as many devoted nieces, nephews and dear
friends. Resting at Carnell`s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Thursday
from 7-9 p.m. and on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be celebrated
on Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Pius X Church. Cremation
to follow. Private interment to take place at a later date. The family extends
gratitude for the professional and tender care given to Rupert and his family
during his stay at St. Pat`s. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in
Rupert`s memory to St. Patrick`s Mercy Home.
GREENLAND, Susie Leah - Passed peacefully away at Hoyles Escasoni Complex, St. John`s, on Friday, September 26, 2003, Susie Leah Greenland of Bay Roberts, aged 85 years, daughter of the late Mary (Bishop) and John Mercer. Predeceased by her husbands: Hayward in 1971 and Victor in 1991; her brothers: William, Victor, Graham, James; and her sisters: Leah and Ethel. Leaving to mourn sons: Jim (Judith) of Mount Pearl, Bob (Margaret) of Clarenville; daughter, Glenys (Douglas) McQuinn of Quispamsis, NB; sisters: Mary Badcock of Shearstown, Gladys Rose of Port aux Basques; brother, Jack (Emmie) Mercer of St. John`s; sisters-in-law: Gladys Mercer and Ruby Mercer; seven grandchildren: Fred (Pam) of Sackville, NS, Lauralei, Michael, Derek (Agatha) of St. John`s, Kim Greenland (Dean Clark) of Clarenville, Justin Curtis of Moncton, NB, Lisa Curtis of Quispamsis, NB; four great-grandchildren: Tara and Courtney of Lower Sackville, NS, Christian and Meghan of St. John`s; several nieces and nephews and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Resting at Moore`s Funeral Home, Bay Roberts. Visitation Saturday 7-9:30 p.m.; Sunday 2-5 p.m., 7-9:30 p.m., Monday 10-12 Noon. Funeral Service to take place on Monday, September 29, 2003, at 2:00 p.m. from St. Matthew`s Anglican Church, Bay Roberts. Interment in the St. Matthew`s Anglican Cemetery, Bay Roberts. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the St. Matthew`s Anglican Church, The Children`s Wish Foundation or The Canadian Diabetes Association.
GUSHUE, Mary (Daley) - Passed peacefully away at the Newhook Medical Clinic on Wednesday, February 12, 2003, Mary Gushue, age 85 years, of Whitbourne. Predeceased by husband George (Dec. 2001). Leaving to mourn three daughters: Frances (Orlando), Christine and Patricia; two grandsons: Jarrod, Zachery; brother Pat (Gertrude) Daley; sisters: Catherine Tobin, Evelyn La Garde; sisters-in-law: Rose Gushue, Rose Marie Daley; also a large circle of nieces and nephews; special friends Bill and Sarah Barron, Gladys and Levi Temple. Resting at Holloway`s Funeral Home, Whitbourne. Funeral Mass to take place Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, Whitbourne. Interment at the Roman Catholic Cemetery. No flowers by request. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Alphonsus Church.
Transcribed by James Butler, 2003
Updated November 26, 2003, by Jim Butler
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