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from The Telegram for 1998
(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 1998 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.
WAREHAM, Freeman - Passed peacefully away at the G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Sunday, May 10, Freeman Wareham of Arnold`s Cove, age ninety-six. Predeceased by his son Eric in 1986; his brothers: Ralph, 1953 and Frank, 1969; and his parents: Ester in 1969 and Alberto in 1938. Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 54 years, Mae; daughters: Iris, Calgary, Judy (Howard Kelly), Arnold`s Cove and Heather (Rex Clark), St. John`s; sons: Kevin (Judy), Arnold`s Cove and Alberto (Judy), Pasadena; special daughter-in-law Joyce, Arnold`s Cove; sisters: Ada Tucker, Clarenville, Jennie Burton (St. John`s) and Iris (Jack) Dicks, Halifax; 12 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; a large circle of relatives and friends, and his big devoted cat "Puffy". Freeman Wareham was born in 1901 at Haystack, Placentia Bay and at a young age entered his father`s fishery supply business, established at Spencer`s Cove. At age 12 he survived a harrowing winter shipwreck on southern Miquelon, but managed to get ashore and walked several miles to the nearest village. In the early 1920`s he succeeded his father as manager of Alberto Wareham Ltd., a business he was to operate for more than 70 years. The company owned a number of foreign-going vessels, trading with Spain, Portugal and the West Indies. The best known of these were the four-master schooner "Herbert L. Rawding" and the banking schooner "Alberto Wareham". The company employed hundreds of people, fishermen, sailors, blacksmiths, coopers, sailmakers, office workers, and many more. After a devastating fire in 1964, the business relocated to Arnold`s Cove, in part because of the government-sponsored resettlement program. In response to the needs for a safe and secure way to transport houses from the islands slated for resettlement, the company constructed a large floating barge, which was capable of carrying the houses. Over the next five years, more than 70 houses were transported to a number of communities on the Placentia Bay coastline. He was a founding member of the Arnold`s Cove Lions Club, a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor`s Canada 125 Medal, and a life-long member of the Anglican Church, first at Spencer`s Cove and then at Arnold`s Cove. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends who give thanks for his long and productive life. Resting at Fewer`s Funeral Home, Arnold`s Cove. Visitation on Sunday, May 10, 7-10 p.m.; Monday, May 11, 2-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Funeral Services on Tuesday, May 12 at 1 p.m. from the Anglican Church, Arnold`s Cove. No flowers by request. Donations may be made in his memory to St. Michael`s Anglican Church, Arnold`s Cove.
WATTS, Dora May - Passed peacefully away at G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, on Sunday, December 13, 1998, age 84 years. Predeceased by husband, Jim (1995) and sisters Winifred and Maud. Leaving to mourn daughter, Gwen; sister Violet (Andrews); a large circle of nieces and nephews and many close friends. Funeral took place from St. Andrews Church, Trinity East, on Tuesday, December 15th. In memoriam donations may be made to the Cemetery Fund or St. Andrew`s Church, Trinity East.
WHALEN, Lawrence - Passed peacefully away at Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Tuesday, August 18, 1998, Lawrence Whalen of Caplin Cove, in his 68th year. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his loving wife Bernice; children: Vince (Karen), Queen`s Cove, Sharon (Mike Holland), St. John`s, Wanda (Lester Tucker), Bunyans Cove and Corey (Naomi), Alberta; two grandchildren: Brett and Priscilla; four brothers: Eldon (Pollie), Caplin Cove, Walter (Annie), Caplin Cove, Simon (Marilyn), Caplin Cove and Rex, Labrador City; five sisters: Minnie (Allan Squires), Old Perlican, Melvie (Roy Drodge), Little Hearts Ease, Ivy (Ronald Barrett), Old Perlican, Eva (Gerald Squires), Old Perlican and Evelyn, Labrador City; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Resting at Fewer`s Funeral Home, Little Hearts Ease at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 19, 1998. Funeral Service 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 20, 1998 from Bethel United Church, Little Hearts Ease. Interment at United Cemetery, Little Hearts Ease. Memorial Fund to Children`s Wish Foundation.
WILLIAMS, Ena (nee Granter) - New Harbour, Trinity Bay, formerly of Isle Valen, Placentia Bay. Passed peacefully away at Carbonear General Hospital on Friday, June 12, 1998, age 78 years. her memory will be cherished by Stewart, her faithful and loving husband; son Gordon (Anita) and their children Glen (Dawn), Collette, Heather and Tina; daughter Verna (Leslie) and their children Nancy, Lisa and Ian Russell, all from St. John`s; daughter Jeanette (Robert) and their children Bradley and Brent Carter of Calgary, Alberta; sister Martha Harvey of St. John`s; sisters-in-law Mabel Keeping, Leah Thorne; brother-in-law Jethro Williams; one great grandchild Joshua; and also a number of relatives and friends. No visitation. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Service to be held 11 a.m., Monday, June 15, 1998 at Barrett`s Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue. Private interment at a later date. No flowers by request. Donations can be made to the Alzheimers Society.
WILLIAMS, Marjorie - Passed peacefully away at the Lions Manor Nursing Home, Placentia, on Tuesday, September 1, 1998, Marjorie Williams of New Harbour, age 78 years. Left to mourn husband Fred; eight daughters, Sylvia (Gilbert), Bonnie (Ed), Nellie (Lawrence), Sadie (Calvin), Audrey (Gordon), Mary (Reg), Vera (Art), Betty (Wallace); three sons, Gerald (Daisy), Larry, Ern (Edith); thirty-one grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Grant (Margaret) and Bill (Betty) Higdon; and a large number of relatives and friends. Rested at Warren`s Funeral Home, Dildo. The funeral service was held at the Salvation Army Citadel and Cemetery, Friday, September 4th at 2:00 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
WOOLDRIDGE, Colin Robert - Passed peacefully away at Grace General Hospital on Friday, July 24, 1998, age 41 years. Leaving to mourn mom and dad (Reubina and Gilbert), special Aunt Bea (Bertha), brother Keith, sister-in-law Princeline and niece Tanya. Also a large circle of relatives and friends. Resting at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Dunfield. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 26, 1998 from St. Paul`s Church, Trinity, followed by interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Trinity.
Transcribed by James Butler, 1998
Updated November 22, 2000 by Jim Butler
Revised by Jim Butler, 2002
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