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Obituaries for Trinity Bay District
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 2006 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.
LEGGE, Ina May (nee Butler) - June 25, 1919 - June 29, 2006. Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Thursday, June 29, 2006, in the presence of her family and Father Jonathan Rowe, Ina May Legge of Heart's Delight, aged 87 years. Predeceased by husband Frederick and parents: Isabell and Azariah Butler, brothers: Henry and Gordon, granddaughter Penni. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories seven sons and one daughter; William (Betty-Jean), Selina, Henry (Pat), Joseph (Sybil), Gordon (Barb), Edwin (Daphne), Jesse (Carolann), Freddy; fifteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren. Also lovingly remembered by two sisters-in-law; two nieces; two nephews, and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Resting at the S.U.F. Lodge, Heart's Delight, Saturday, July 1st, 2:00 p.m. until time of funeral. The funeral service will be held from St. Matthew's Anglican Church, Heart's Delight on Monday, July 3 at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at St. Matthew's Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers gratefully accepted or donations in her memory may be made to St. Matthew's Church Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Warren's Funeral Home, Dildo.
MARCH, Harold George - Passed peacefully away at the Miller Centre, St. John's, on Saturday, May 20, 2006. Harold March, formerly of Clarenville, aged 60 years. Predeceased by his son Georgie; twins, Roberta and Robert; parents, George and Effie March; birth mother Marion Baker. Left with fond and loving memories his wife Grace of 18 years; step-daughters: Teena Spurrell (Michael), Corina Smith (Cliff White); mother-in-law Bessie Bennett; sisters: Rose Andrews (John), Marion Saunders (Roland), Jessie Lachovich (Art); brother Joe Baker (Donna); two grandchildren Jailen and Hillary Spurrell; and a large number of relatives and friends. In his memory donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Memorial United Church, Clarenville.
MEADUS, Clarence - Passed away peacefully at the Waterford Hospital, St. John's on Tuesday, May 30, 2006, Clarence Meadus, age 83 years, of Greenspond. Predeceased by his parents, Norman and Lillian Meadus; sister Marjorie White; brothers: Douglas and Raymond. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his brother Cecil Meadus of Broad Cove; sister Mabel Carter of Halifax; aunts, Olive Pelley of Clarenville, Pearl Carter of Wesleyville; several nieces and nephews; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Resting at The United Church, Greenspond from where the funeral will take place on Friday, June 2, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Heather Sandford officiating. Interment to follow at The United Cemetery, Greenspond. No flowers by request. Donations in his memory may be made to the family. A sincere thank you to the staff at previous nursing homes where Clarence had been a resident and to the staff of North 3A at the Waterford Hospital, St. John's.
MERCER, Chesley - Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on April 8, 2006, Chesley Mercer of Clarenville formerly of Sunnyside, aged 87 years. Predeceased by first wife Caroline, son Allister, seven brothers and one sister. Left with fond and loving memories, his wife Blanche of 22 years; daughter Lorraine (Mervyn Stanley) of Richmond, B.C.; daughter-in-law Vera Mercer of Sunnyside; three granddaughters Michelle, Joelle (William Milholm), Jillian; three great-granddaughters Sarah, Melissa, Sydney and a large number of relatives and friends. Resting at Fewer's Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 from the St. Mary's Anglican Church, Clarenville with interment at the Interdenominational Cemetery, Clarenville. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Lions Max Simms Memorial Camp.
MESH, Norman - Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on April 10, 2006, Norman Mesh, age 84 years. Predeceased by his mother and father, Annie and John and two brothers Joe and Bob. Leaving to mourn, his wife Verna (nee Moss); four children: Yvonne Marshall (Ray), Jack (Beatrice), Betty Nagle (Steve) and Cal (Dianne). Also leaving to mourn ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren and brother-in-law: Fred Moss (Millicent) of Newman's Cove as well as other relatives and friends. Special thanks to Chris Keats and Jocelyn Kelland and doctors and staff of St. Clare's for their loving care. At Norman's request cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue on Tuesday, April 11th and Wednesday, April 12th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to take place from the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Anglican Cathedral Endowment Fund.
MILLER, Maxwell George - Passed peacefully away on Sunday, April 2, 2006 at the Agnes Pratt Nursing Home surrounded by his loving family, Max Miller, age 80 years. Predeceased by his daughter Ruby Miller; sisters Olive Henderson, Emma Verge; and brother Lorenzo Miller. Left with fond and loving memories, his loving wife of 59 years, Barbara; children: Melba (Dane) Hibbard, and Edgar (Edith) Miller; son in law, Aaron Miller; seven grandchildren: Carolyn (Harold) Walters, Kevin (Bonita) Miller, Lisa (Mark Fry) Miller, Nicole (Cameron) Elder, Christopher Miller, Scott Hibbard and April Hibbard; brother Bernard Miller; sisters: Beulah (Frank) White and Nellie Butt; as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. The family would like to send a special thank you to the nursing staff at the Agnes Pratt, Southview Unit and also special thanks to Krystine and Jim French and Hedley Toope for their continuous support. Visitation is being held at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Ave., on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., and on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 from 12:30-2 p.m. from St. John's Anglican Church, New Bonaventure. Funeral Service to follow at 2:30 p.m. from St. John's Anglican Church. Interment to take place at St. John's Anglican Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made in his memory to a charity of one's choice. Please visit www.barretts.ca to sign the memorial guest book.
MILLER, Rev. Sam W. - Halifax, formerly of Hubbards, passed away suddenly, as a result of a motor vehicle accident, Saturday, June 10, 2006. Born in Champney's, NL, he was a son of John and Rhoda (Randall) Miller. Educated in Newfoundland and Halifax, he was an active Anglican Priest for 38 years. After serving 15 years as Rector of St. Philip's Church, Halifax, he retired in 1987 and moved, along with his wife Lillian to their beloved retirement home in Hubbards. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Lillian; daughters, Stephanie (Lee), Jan (Bill); granddaughters, Meghan and Erin; grandson, Mark; brother, Roland; sisters, Anne Laite, U.S.A., Hilda Butt and Ella Cook who reside in St. John's, NL. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 14th in St. Luke's Anglican Church, Hubbards. Online condolences can be made to www.rawalker.ca.
MOSS, Mary - Passed peacefully away January 11, 2006 at Golden Heights Manor, Bonavista, Mary Moss of Open Hall. Predeceased by husband, Edmund in 1976. Leaving to mourn one daughter, Bride (Alvin Mouland); two grandsons: Perry (Diane) and Glen; two great-grandchildren: Ryan and Kacie; one sister, Catherine Ryan at Shirley's Haven, Catalina. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Strathies Funeral Home. Interment at Sacred Heart Church, Open Hall, January 14, 2006 at 11:00 a.m.
PARROTT, Tasker- Passed away peacefully at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on Sunday, June 11, 2006, aged 89 years, formally of Old Bonaventure, Trinity Bay, and Shearstown, Conception Bay. He will be forever remembered with love by his wife of 54 years, Ida (Morris), daughter Eileen Humphries (Terry), grandchildren Lori Rogers (Peter), Dale Hand Humphries (Jillian), Amy Humphries, and great-grandchild, Allie Rogers. Leaving to mourn a close circle of other family and friends as well. In recognition of his 40 years as a teacher, in particular the last 15 years of his career at St. Mark's School in Shearstown, the family is establishing a scholarship in his memory at Ascension Collegiate, Bay Roberts. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Remains are resting at Barrett's Funeral Home, Mount Pearl, Monday June 12, 2006, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., and at Moore's Funeral Home, Water St., Bay Roberts on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.. Funeral to take place from St. Mark's Anglican Church, Shearstown, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2006, with interment to follow in St. Mark's Cemetery.
PENNEY, Doris - October 2, 1918 - May 30, 2006. Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre, Doris Penney of Green's Harbour. Predeceased by husband William, September 27, 1985; only son Billy, February 13, 2006; parents, Joseph and Beatrice Green; brothers: Selby, Lewis, Ernest (Lily), Allan (Pearl); sister Lily (James) Stevens. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are daughters: Alma (Louis) Warren, Chapel Arm, Margaret McCarthy, Texas, Elizabeth (Max) Mercer, Shearstown; daughter-in-law Marjourie Penney, Green's Harbour; eleven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; sister Violet (Neil) Mossop, Toronto; special niece, Audrey (Lewis) Mercer, St. John's; special cousin, Greta Butt, Heatherton; caring friend, Mona Cramm, Green's Harbour; also leaving to mourn a large circle of nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends. Resting at Faith United Church, Green's Harbour, Thursday, 7-9 p.m.; Friday, 2-5 and 7-9 p.m.; Saturday 10-12. Funeral Services at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 3rd. Donations in her memory may be made to the Cancer Society or a Charity of ones choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Holloway's Funeral Home, Whitbourne.
PENNEY, William Ernest George - October 22, 1951 - February 13, 2006. Passed away as the result of a tragic automobile accident at the Carbonear General Hospital on Monday, February 13, 2006, William Penney of Green's Harbour, aged 54 years. Leaving to mourn with precious memories: wife: Marjorie; daughter: Valerie (Tommy) Vatcher; son: William (Candy); grandchildren: Angel and Jordan Vatcher and Billy Jean Penney. Also lovingly remembered by his mother: Doris Penney; sisters: Alma (Lewis) Warren, Margaret McCarthy, Elizabeth (Max) Mercer. A large number of other relatives and friends. Resting at Faith United Church, Green's Harbour Wednesday, February 15 at 3:00 pm until time of funeral. The Funeral Service will be held from Faith United Church, Green's Harbour on Friday, February 17 at 2:00 pm. Interment to follow United Church Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations in his memory may be made to Epilepsy Foundation, NL. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Warren's Funeral Home, Dildo.
PIERCEY, Albert W. - May 27, 1918 - June 28, 2006. Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital, Albert W. Piercey, age 88 years of Norman's Cove. Predeceased by parents Jonas and Lillian; daughters: Elsie Winnie, Rosalind Grace; granddaughter-in-law Holly (Major) Giles; sisters: Mary Carvan, Melvina Branton, Louise Piercey; brothers: Jim, Harvey, Edgar Piercey. Leaving to mourn with loving memories his wife of 62 years Bessie E.; eight children: Mavis (Gord) Wheaton, Winston (Janice), Ula (Tom) Walsh, Gary (Linda), Melvina (Leonard) Giles, Rick (Kay), Janice (Tony) Ryan, Terry (Karen); nineteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren, also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Resting at Bethel United Church, Norman's Cove. Funeral services will take place on Friday, June 30, 2006 at 3 p.m. Interment to follow at Bethel United Cemetery, Norman's Cove. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Holloway's Funeral Home, Whitbourne.
PIERCEY, Eric Jr. - Passed peacefully away at the Palliative Care Unit, L.A. Miller Center in the presence of his brother, Calvin and sister-in-law Sally, Eric Jr. Piercey. Predeceased by his mother, Lillian Grace, 1997. Left with fond memories his two daughters: Robin, Ontario, Nikki, St. John's. His two darling grandchildren: Tori and Dawson. Will forever be missed by his father: Eric; brothers: Sam (Jennie), Iqaluit, Calvin (Sally), Landing Cove, Alec (Brenda), Long Harbour, Gary (Verna), Tumbler Ridge, BC; sister: Mary, Iqaluit. Also left with fond memories are his special friends: Gordon Newport and his wife Hazel and their children. Many deaf friends from all over the Island - too many to list each one. Also left with so many memories are his ten nephews and nieces and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Resting at Holloway's Funeral Home, Whitbourne. Visitation Wednesday, 10 am - 5 pm, 7 pm - 9 pm, Thursday, 10 am - 10 pm. Resting at Bethel United Church Friday, at 10 am from where the Funeral Service will take place on Friday at 2:00 pm. Interment at the United Church Cemetery. We the family would like to thank all his friends from the Deaf Community who came to visit him while he was sick. A very special thank you to the nurses (Special Angels) who cared for Eric during his final days at the Palliative Care Unit. We forever will be grateful for your kindness.
PIERCEY, Mary Lillian (nee Pitcher) - June 4, 1909 - February 14, 2006. Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Tuesday, February 14, 2006. Mary Lillian (Lily) Piercey of Hopeall, aged 96 years. Predeceased by parents Leonard and Leah Pitcher; husband Herbert Piercey; son Lloyd Piercey and infant children: Gerald, Vernon and Ivy; granddaughters: Beverly Piercey, Carol (Piercey) Baldwin, Diane Piercey. Leaving to mourn with precious memories, sons: Reg (Joyce), Max (Janet), Stan (Christine), Wade (Valera), all of Hopeall, Rex (Kay), Mississauga; daughters: Violet (Winston) Warren, Dildo, Shirley (William) Smith, St. John's; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Also lovingly remembered by daughter-in-law Frances Piercey, Carbonear; sisters-in-law: Ruby Pitcher, Bertha Dwyer, Edith Dwyer, Maude Evans, Emily (Wallace) Snow; special family friend Margaret Piercey; a large number of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Resting at Warren's Funeral Home, Dildo, Wednesday, February 15, 3 p.m. until time of funeral. The funeral service will be held from First United Church, Hopeall on Friday, February 17 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow First United Church Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers gratefully accepted or donations in her memory may be made to First United Church Memorial Fund.
PRETTY, Henry (Harry) - February 19, 1925 - August 15, 2006. Passed peacefully away in the presence of his loving family at the Health Sciences Complex on Tuesday, August 15, 2006, Harry Pretty of Dildo, aged 81 years. Predeceased by parents, Walter and Louie Pretty; brother Theodore; sister Ruby Hibbs; parents-in-law, Walter and Annie Greening. Leaving to mourn with precious memories, his loving wife of 54 years, Myrtle; son Theodore (Donna); dearly loved granddaughter Rebecca; also lovingly remembered by brother Alfred (Isabel); sister Shirley (Dave) Glynn; brothers-in-law: Lewis (Christel) Greening, Wilfred (Kay) Greening, Wayne Ludlow; sisters-in-law: Thelma (Wayne) Thistle, Gail (Dave) Benson; Uncle Fred Smith; a number of nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends. Resting at Warren's Funeral Home, Dildo, Wednesday, August 16th, 8:00 - 10 p.m.; Thursday, August 17th, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.; Friday, August 18th, 10:00 - 12:00 noon. The funeral service will be held from the Salvation Army Citadel TBS. Corps on Friday, August 18th at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at the Salvation Army Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. As expressions of sympathy, donations in his memory may be made to the Salvation Army Citadel TBS. Corps. Building Fund or Carbonear General Hospital Dialysis Unit. - 08/17/06
Transcribed by James Butler, 2006
Updated 15 November 2016 by Kevin Reddigan
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