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The Telegram Births
April 2013


BRAGG - Steve and Lori (Heffernan) are overjoyed to announce the long awaited arrival of their little miracle, Bridget Augusta. Bridget was born at 9:49 p.m. on April 30th, 2013 (just shortly before her taxes were due)! Bridget weighed 8 lbs and is the world's newest Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Steelers fan, not to mention a future professional curler and LPGA golfer. Bridget is welcomed into the world by her grandparents: Bud and Helena Bragg and Gerard and Lorraine Heffernan, as well as Aunt Lindsay, Uncle Dave, Aunt Trini, Uncle Seamus (Chelsey), cousins: Madeline and Julianna and a large circle of extended family and friends. Special thanks to Dr. O'Grady, Dr. Hartman and all of the exceptional staff at the NL Fertility Services Clinic and the Health Sciences Centre for their amazing care and support.
"She will fill our lives with sunshine and our hearts with love."

Big sister Kate is pleased to announce the arrival of her new baby brother! Nicholas James Patrick was born on April 27th, 2013 weighing 9 lbs. 7.5 ozs. and measuring 57 cm. long. Welcoming him are proud parents Krista and Jamie Cleary, grandparents Joanne and Patrick Singleton, Trudy and Leo Strowbridge, and Jim Cleary, along with great-grandparents Catherine and Joseph Gough, and Evelyn Cleary. Nick is blessed to be surrounded by lots of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who were all so helpful in getting ready for his arrival and have since shown him so much love. A big thank-you to Dr. Kravitz and the many nurses at the HSC for such excellent care, especially Nurse Joan Dalton for all her help in the delivery room.

DYKE - Brad and Gail (Sooley) are delighted to announce the birth of their son Nicholas Isaac on April 14, 2013 at 4:09 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. and 8 ozs. Welcoming Nicholas are proud grandparents Gary and Barbara Sooley, Gloria Taylor and Dick Atwill and John and Jeanette Dyke, as well as Aunt Alyson, Uncle Rob, and cousin Katelyn, Uncle Michael and Aunt Leanne, and Uncle Glen, Aunt Kelly, and cousins Caleb, Brayden and Kylie. A special thank you to the doctors and nurses at the Health Sciences Centre as well as Dr. Sheilagh McGrath and Dr. Cherry Pike for all your support and care.

HOWELL - Roger and Holly (Anthony) and big brother Jack are thrilled to announce the arrival of Drew Matthew Howell. Our second little man arrived on April 30, 2013 at 6:21 p.m. weighing 7 lbs, 14oz. Drew is welcomed by grandparents: Susan and David Layte, John Anthony, Bob and Jane Howell; great-grandparents: Phoebe Mullett and Austin Anthony. A special thank you to all the case room staff at HSC for their help and support during labour and delivery.

KENNY - It's a boy! Ernest and Joann (Fahey) joyfully announce the birth of their beautiful baby boy, Spencer James Jeremiah Kenny, born April 18th, 2013 at 8:28 a.m., weighing 8 lbs. 2 oz. Welcomed with love by grandparents Gerald and Jean Fahey, Mary Kenny and Poppy Tom Breen. Watching over Spencer from heaven above is his special guardian angel Poppy Jim Kenny. Also welcoming Spencer is a large circle of aunts, uncles and cousins. We would like to thank Dr. Hein Oosthuizen for his prenatal care, as well as an extra special thank you to Dr. Robert Kennedy, case room nurses Regina and Sherry and all of the nurses on 5NB for their support and care.
"Sent to us from Heaven above, a gift from God for us to love."

LANE - Colin and Melanie (Boland) joyfully welcome into the world their first child, a beautiful baby girl, Bria Sheila Lane, 5 lbs. 14 ozs., 50 cm long, on April 1, 2013, at 3:01 a.m. at the Health Sciences Centre. Bria is loved by a long circle of family and friends. Special love from Nana and Poppy Boland, Nana Gallagher, Poppy and Nanny Lane, Aunties Marley, Melanie and Melissa, Uncles Doug and Toby and Cousins Chloe and Kaylee. Very special love sent down from heaven by all Great-Grandparents and Cousin Owen. Bria would like to thank Mommy and Daddy for doing a wonderful job of loving her so much.

Billy and Donna Lear are very proud to announce the early but safe arrival of their very precious baby boy, COBY ROBERT LEONARD, on April 21, 2013. Proud grandparents are Poppy and Nanny Lear (Leonard and Maxine Lear) of Seal Cove, C.B.S., and Grandpa, Robert Peters of Vancouver, BC. Also welcoming Coby are his furry friends, Kia, Junior, Shelby and Dino. XOXO

LICHTY - First-time grandparents, Geraldine and Everett Green, announce with pride the birth of their precious, new grandson, Aaron Craig Lichty, the first child of Heather and Allen Lichty residing in Newton, Ontario. Aaron was born on April 8, 2013, at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener, ON, weighing in at 7 lbs, 11 ozs. Also celebrating Aaron's arrival are his furry friend Diesel, Aunt Andrea and Uncle Craig as well as Grandma and Grandpa Lichty.

MCGRATH - Tim and Andrea (Murphy) are delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful baby girl, Anna Lynn McGrath born on April 22nd, 2013, weighing 6 pounds, 11 ounces. Anna is lovingly welcomed by proud grandparents, Joe Murphy and Evelyn Peyton Murphy and John and John and Donna McGrath, as well as Aunt Dana, Uncle Andrew, Aunt Beth, Cousin Benjamin and many friends and family

MITCHELL - Jill and Colby are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their newest addition, a beautiful baby girl Zoe Leigh, born on April 30, 2013 at 10:29 p.m., weighing in at 8 lbs, 11.9 oz. Welcoming Zoe is her very proud big brother Reid, grandparents: Karen & Lloyd Lee, Sheila & Clare Mitchell, great-grandparents: Fronie & Arthur Ralph, Edna & the late Wesley Mitchell and two special cousins: Zachary & Ashlee Newman. Special thanks to Dr. Strand for prenatal care & Dr. Pike along with the case room nurses for their care & support. Special thanks to the medical & anesthesiology resident, On that night, you guys were the best! Also to daddy for his love & support during the delivery.

PARSONS - John and Lauren (Hussey) are extremely excited to announce the arrival of their first child, Julianna Elise Parsons. Julianna was born on April 9, 2013 at 6:55 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 7 oz. Also welcoming the arrival of their first grandchild are Pat and Robin (Carnell) Hussey. Julianna is the fifth grandchild for Nana Julia Parsons. Special Thanks are extended to the nurses at the Health Sciences Centre.

PEET - I have a new baby brother, he's as cute as can be… I'll  be the best big sister just wait and see! Hailey, along with her Mommy and Daddy, Kerri (nee Walsh) and David Peet would like to introduce you to the newest addition to our family - Robert David Peet! Born on April 24, 2013, our  handsome little man weighed 7 lbs, 15 oz. Robbie is welcomed by proud grandparents: Robert Walsh, Karen and Walter Hussey and Dave and Elaine Peet. Also welcoming Robbie are great-grandmothers: Ruby Howell and Phobe Mullett, Uncle Steve, Aunt Donna and furry pal Milley. We would like to thank Dr. Jeff White and Dr. Tim Strand for their excellent prenatal care and caseroom nurses: Melanie, Dinah, Sherry, Jaime and Juanita who assisted in Robbie's safe arrival

POWER (BARTLETT) - Pretty in pink, and oh so sweet from her soft dark hair, to her precious little feet!
Justin and Michelle are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their darling daughter, Lydia Mary-Evelyn Power. Lydia was born on April 5th, 2013 at 7:43 am, weighing 8 lbs. 9 oz. Also welcoming Lydia with much love is her Grammie, Sharon Bartlett and Uncle Bradley from Goulds and her Poppy and Nanny, Gerard and Pamela Power and Uncle Jason from Calvert. Watching over Lydia is her Poppy, Gordon Bartlett and Uncle Shawn. Special thank you to Dr. Annette McCarthy, Dr. Pike and the nurses at the Health Sciences Centre for their terrific care and support for Mommy and Lydia. We are tickled pink!

SYMONDS - SAUNDERS - Tanya Saunders & Andrew Symonds are thrilled to announce the birth of their baby boy, Liam Nathan. Liam was born April 22, 2013 at 3:26 p.m. and weighed 8 lbs. 7 oz. Welcoming Liam are big sister Kallie and big brother Ryan, grandparents Ray and Evelyn Saunders (Grand Falls-Windsor) and Roy and Linda Symonds (St. John's), great-grandfather Bernard Saunders and great-grandmother Rita Rymonds, along with Aunt Shaylyn and Uncle Cory. Special thanks to Dr. O'Grady and Dr. Hansford along with the nurses in the caseroom, 5th floor and fetal assessment unit.

WILLIS - EME LILJA RENTON - Big sisters, Aili and Myla, and proud parents, Mary (of Cambridge, ON) and Leigh (of Paradise, NL), are delighted to announce the arrival of baby girl, Eme Lilja Renton Willis. Eme was born at 11:49 am on April 20, 2013 in Doha Qatar. With happy hearts she is welcomed to the world!

YETMAN/CHURCHILL - Parents Crystal (Yetman) and Danny Churchill lovingly welcomed healthy Tyson Gary Churchill to their family at the Health Science Centre on April 26, 2013. Doting grandparents are Kim and Paul Yetman of Bryant's Cove and Geraldine and John Churchill of Spaniard's Bay, and a big special thanks to the doctors and nurses at the Health Science Centre. Love Uncle Steve.


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