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The Telegram Births
August 2003

 

ABBOTT - Chris, Rhonda (Glynn) joyfully announce the safe arrival of their precious baby daughter, Ashley Jessica Amy, born on August 15, 2003. Tickled pink are siblings Joshua and Emily. Proud grandparents are Robert and Mary Glynn and Tom and Betty Abbott.
September 12, 2003**

ANDREWS/LUSH - Susan (Andrews), Paul and big brother Joshua are pleased to announce the arrival of a precious baby girl, Olivia Gail, on August 9, 2003 at 3:06 a.m., weighing 8 lbs. 2½ oz. Thanks to Dr. Steve Parsons and the nurses in the caseroom at WHC. Proud grandparents are Lloyd & Patricia Andrews of Mount Pearl, and Steward Lush of Gambo; also great-grandparents Allan & Effie Andrews of St. John`s and Margaret Lush of Gambo. Eagerly awaited by lots of aunts, uncles and cousins.
November 28, 2003

Antle / Meaney
Maggie is ecstatic to introduce her little brother Jack Edward. He made his grand entrance on August 31, 2003, at 7:13 a.m., weighing 9 lbs. 3 ozs. Arriving fashionably late and with great style, he decided to visit with the nurses and doctors at NICU for a little while. After receiving tons of special care;  he came home to Dad (Blair) and Mom (Sandra). Waiting to greet him were grandparents Gerard and Patricia Meaney, Jim and Sheila Antle, along with many friends and family. Special thanks to all of the doctors and nurses who cared for Jack and Mom during their stay in hospital.

BARRINGTON / SQUIRES - Pat & Tracey & big brother Jacob are thrilled to announce the early but safe arrival of Kyle Patrick born August 12, 2003, weighing 8 lbs. 13 ozs. Proud grandparents are Greg & Liz Barrington, Torbay & Pat & Brenda Squires, B.C. Special thanks to all the staff of 5NB (Sharon, Linda, Rosalind, Karen, Shirley & Renee) & to all the wonderful nurses especially Rose for their excellent prenatal care & support. Thank you to Sister Theresa for her kind words & prayers. Our gratitude also to Drs. Collis, Tennent, Delaney, Moore, Butler, Laval, Badrudin & to Andrew Healey & all the caseroom nurses. Lastly, thank you to all our family & friends for their regular visits & to Daniella, Colleen, Sandra & Lana who made my stay in hospital most enjoyable.
October 24, 2003

BARTLETT - Doug and Gina (Jamieson) and Big sister Allison are delighted to announce the arrival of Heather Sabrina Joy, born August 6, 2003. She is welcomed with loving arms by grandparents Andrew and Judy Jamieson of Foxtrap, Anne and Ray White of St. John`s and great-grandparents Annie and Hubert White of Poole`s Island. Also by Aunts Andrea, Holly, Janet and Julie and Uncle Bob and a large, loving extended family and friends. Many thanks to Dr. Tina Delaney, the Maternal Fetal Assessment unit, Women`s Health and the excellent doctors and nurses in the case room who helped bring Heather safely into this world.
September 05, 2003**

BERESFORD / HEALY - Mark and Michelle are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, a beautiful daughter, Madelyn Alice, on August 22nd, 2003, weight 7 lbs. 9 oz. Proud first-time grandparents are Bernard and Sherry Healy and Kevin and Lillian Beresford. First-time uncles are Paul and Peter Healy and Chris Beresford. A special "Thank You" is extended to Dr. Pat O`Shea, the staff of the caseroom and 5NB of the Women`s Health Centre, HSC, and cousin Marlene.
September 19, 2003**

BISHOP - James and Renee (Nee Rice) are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Leah Audrey Bishop. She was born August 5, 2003 at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater, Florida, weighing 6 lbs., 14 oz. & measuring 20.5 inches. Proud grandparents are Gerry and Mary Rice of St. John`s and Jim Bishop of Virginia Beach, VA. Watching over Leah from heaven is Grandma Bishop. Great-Grandparents are Bob and Rita Price of St. John`s. Thanks to Nanny and Poppy Rice and Grandpa Bishop for coming to Florida & for all their help before and after Leah`s arrival. Leah is looking forward to meeting all her Newfoundland family and friends soon.
September 19, 2003

BOONE/POWER - Brian, Lisa (Boone) and big brother Jordan are delighted to announce the birth of Justin Thomas, born August 3, 2003, weighing 6 lbs. 8 ozs. Proud grandparents are Lorraine & Fred Boone and Rita & William Power. Special thanks to Daddy for his support, the staff of the caseroom during the difficult pregnancy and the nurses of 5NB - with extra special thanks to Jill.
January 02, 2004

BRAGG / MOORES - Steve, Dana and big brother Brandon are very proud to announce the arrival of their newest family member, Kyle Stephen, born on August 11, 2003, weighing 11 lbs. 12 oz. Proud grandparents are Joan Moores, Kerm and Patricia Bragg; great-grandmothers, Eva Ash and Shirley Bragg; and watching from heaven our guardian angel, Poppy Henley Moores. Special thanks to Dr. Cherry Pike for her excellent prenatal care and thank you to Dr. Tennent, his team and the caseroom nurses for a safe delivery. Mommy would also like to thank Daddy for his endless love and support.
October 24, 2003

BROWN / O'BRIEN - Born to Maureen O`Brien and Kevin Brown, a son, Michael Mackenzie Brown, 9 lbs. 12 oz. at St. Catharines, ON. Proud grandparents Ron and Joanne O`Brien, Dr. Colin and Janet Brown, St. John`s. Michael is welcomed by first time cousin Jennifer Manley in Toronto and Brown family cousins in Montreal and Gander.
Buíochas le Dia!
August 01, 2003**

BURTON/LINEHAN - Steve and Norma (Linehan) are thrilled to announce the arrival of their first child, Jacob Stephen, born August 21, 2003, weighing 8 lbs. 15.5 ozs. Lots of love and thanks to grandparents, Kay and Gerald Linehan and Ruth and Bill Burton, family and friends for sharing in our excitement, and for the much appreciated support and thoughtfulness. Also a special thank you to Dr. Pugh, Dr. Kravitz, the caseroom staff and the nurses of 5NB.
November 07, 2003

Butler - Michael and Tanya (Kavanagh) are delighted to announce the arrival of their first child, a beautiful baby girl. Erin Grace was born at the WHC, St. John`s, on August 10, 2003 at 4:15 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 3 ozs. Proud first-time grandparents are James Kavanagh and Linda Kavanagh of St. John`s. Second-time grandparents are William and Karen Butler of Deer Lake. Erin is also welcomed by great-grandparents Reginald and Laura Butler of Deer Lake and Clara Tiller of St. John`s. A special thank you to Dr. Johanne Lacelle for her excellent care during pregnancy and delivery.
October 11, 2003

BUTLER / STURGE - Craig and Carol Ann are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their precious little girl, Brianna Elizabeth Shirley, on August 9, 2003, 8 lbs. 10 ozs. Proud grandparents are Lawrence and Betty Butler, St. Mary`s, and Frank and Shirley Sturge, St. John`s; great-grandmothers: Anne Newman and Audrey Sturge. Thank you to Dr. Bartellas, Dr. Tennent, Dr. Carrim, Caseroom nurses Joan Dalton and Cheyenne Collins and NCU staff. Mommy would also like to thank Daddy, Aunt Lisa and Aunt Brenda for all their help, love and support during the delivery.
September 12, 2003

BYRNE / SULLIVAN - Timothy is thrilled to announce the birth of his sister, Abigail Rose, who was born at Hamilton, Ont. on August 20, 2003, weighing 9 lbs. Proud parents are Philip & Susan (Byrne). Abigail is welcomed by grandparents Robert & Yvonne Byrne, St. John`s & Arthur & Joan Sullivan, Holyrood.
October 11, 2003

CARTER / SPRATT - Mike and Kelly Carter are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, Matthew Michael, born August 5, 2003, 7 lbs. 12 oz. Proud grandparents Janet Spratt and Donald and Theresa Carter. Thanks to Dr. Cheryl Pugh and the Janeway staff.
October 31, 2003

COLBOURNE/FRANCIS - Paul and Kim are happy to announce the arrival of their first child, Matthew Graham, weighing 7 lbs. 3 ozs. Matthew was born on Sunday, August 24, 2003, at 6:46 am. Proud grandparents are Cal and Gwen Francis, Lloyd Colbourne, and watching over Matthew from heaven, Nanny, Betty Colbourne. Mommy and Matthew would like to give special thanks to Daddy for all his help and love. Also, special thanks to the grandparents for their love and support.
December 12, 2003**

COLLINS / STARKES - Joel & Janet proudly announce the birth of their beautiful daughter, Amanda Margaret, born August 2, 2003 at the Ottawa Civic, 9 lbs. 7½ ozs. Proud grandparents: Clayton & Jean Collins, St. John`s, John & Margaret Starkes, Prince George, B.C. Welcome home Amanda from Ryan, Colin, Chelsea & Emily.
August 29, 2003

CONNOLLY - Shawn and Dawn (nee Mahoney) announce the birth of their 1st little angel, a daughter, Sinead Emily, born August 1, 2003, at 7:11 a.m., weighing 6 lbs. 5 ozs. and measuring 20" long. Sinead is the 1st grandchild for Jim and Anita Mahoney, St. John`s, and 1st granddaughter for Bernard and Judy Connolly, Kilbride. Special thanks to Drs. Duke and Delaney for exceptional prenatal care, staff of the WHC, MFAU, and 5th floor HSC. Thank you Dr. Pugh and Dr. Parsons for help during delivery and Nurse Colleen for coaching with Daddy. Dale, thank-you for your support, friendship and just being there. Thank-you to our family and friends for their love and support. Finally our lives have been filled with the sweetness of our baby girl!
January 02, 2004

DERIBLE / RYAN - "Happy Early Birthday Daddy." Darlene and Jean-Claude are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their first child DECLAN KENNETH JOHN. Born on Aug. 15th, 2003 at the WHS, weighing 7 lbs. 15.4 ozs. Big sisters Chantell and Claire, and big brother Andrew want to welcome Declan into our family, as do proud grandparents John & Lydia Ryan and great-grandmother Bridgett Hynes. Special thanks go to Dr.`s Gill, Suga, Delaney and Scully, the staff of the WHS, 5NB, MFAU and The Case Room, especially Regina McGrath. Special thanks to Aunt Rolanda for her coaching, to Charmaine Tobin for all her help and to Daddy and Chantelle for being there for Mommy.... WE LOVE YOU.
September 05, 2003

DURDLE - After eleven wonderful years of marriage, Diana and Reg are pleased to announce the birth of their first daughter. Hannah Elizabeth was born on Sunday, August 10th, 2003, at 5:28 p.m., weighing 6 lbs. 11 ozs. Hannah is the first grandchild of Arch and Theresa Durdle and the second of James and Dianne Lahey of Bell Island. Hannah`s middle name is in honour of Reg`s mom, the late Elizabeth Durdle (nee Galway). Special thanks are extended to Doctors Pugh, and Tucker for their care and support throughout Diana`s pregnancy and to Doctors Kravitz, Parsons and Hannouche, for Hannah`s safe delivery after a long three days in the Caseroom. We would also like to thank the phenomenal Caseroom nurses especially Shannon, Shianne, and Lisa and the nurses of 5NB. We would also like to thank all our family and friends for their love, support and gifts of the last few months, during our stay in hospital and since our arrival home. Hannah and Mommy want to thank Daddy for all his love and support during labor and delivery.
September 05, 2003

DWYER / TOBIN - David, Janette and big sisters Kaila & Kelsey are thrilled to announce the arrival of Abigail Mary, born August 8, 2003, weighing 7 lbs., 8 oz. Proud grandparents Mary Dwyer of Kelligrews and Kevin Tobin of Holyrood. Special thanks to Dr. Terry O`Grady and the staff of 5NB.
August 29, 2003

DYER - Welcome to the world, Jena Marie! Penne (Ryall) and Ken are ecstatic to announce the miraculous birth of their second child, a precious baby girl. Jena Marie was born on August 24, 2003, at 8:40 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 5 ozs. Also awaiting her arrival was Jacob who is just thrilled to be a big brother. Proud grandparents are Raymond and Theresa Ryall of St. John`s, and John and Gladys Dyer of Logy Bay. A very special thank you once again to Dr. Patricia Roche for her excellent care, guidance and sense of humor. Many thanks to Dr. Blair Butler, caseroom staff and the wonderful nurses of 5NB for ensuring Mommy and Jena`s stay to be a pleasant one. Mommy would also like to say, "We did it again, Daddy and Nana Ryall. Thanks!" Lastly, thank you to all our family and friends for their continuous love and support.
September 26, 2003

DYKE - Glenn, Beverley (nee Marsh) and big brother Aaron are delighted to announce the arrival of a precious son and brother, Jonathan Charles Michael, born Saturday, August 16, 2003 at 3:26 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 3 oz. Proud grandparents are Fred and Hazel Marsh of Paradise and Seymour Dyke of Mount Pearl, along with Nanny Dyke watching from heaven. Special thanks to Dr. Kum, Dr. Terry O`Grady and caseroom nurse Lisa Madden. May God bless you all.
September 05, 2003

FARRELL - Rodney and Denise (Hyde) are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their beautiful baby girl, Caitlin Elizabeth Margaret, born on August 22, 2003, weighing 8 lbs. 14 oz. at Ottawa General Hospital. Thrilled grandparents Howard and Rosann Hyde (Bauline) and Cyril Farrell (Marystown).
September 05, 2003

FERNANDEZ / HOWARD - Born to Kellie, Carlos and big sister Victoria, a girl, Alexandra Catherine, on August 4, 2003 in Maryland at 2:45 p.m., weighing 8 lbs. 4 oz. Welcomed by grandparents Ron and Catherine Howard, St. John`s and Carlos Rojas, Montreal; and great-grandmother Elena, Chile. Watching over from heaven, grandmother Helena and special friend Francis Coady. Aunts and uncles: Helena and John Jerney, Jeff and Wendy Howard; cousins: Cristina, John Nicholas Jerney and Matthew and Caitlin Howard. Very special friend Annie Coady.
October 17, 2003

FEWER/WHITE - Big sister Gillian is very pleased to announce the arrival of her new baby brother, Lucas Maurice, born on August 15, 2003, weighing in at 9 lbs. 6 oz. Proud parents are Rodney & Karen White (nee Fewer), formerly of Paradise, now residing in Placentia. Special thanks to all the caseroom staff at the Health Sciences and a special thanks to Dr. Kum. Gillian was a long time waiting, but Lucas was worth the wait.
November 14, 2003

FLEMING / WADMAN - Proud first time grandparents, Ray & Sandra Wadman of St. John`s, wish to announce the safe arrival of their precious granddaughter, Julie Elizabeth born August 17th, 2003 at Rocky View Hospital, Calgary, weighing 7 lbs., 7 ounces. The happy and delighted parents are Rod and Patti Wadman. Grandparents Pat and Ivy Fleming of St. Lawrence, 14th great-grandchild for Catherine Wadman of The Lions Manor Nursing Home, Placentia. First time uncles and aunt, Uncle Ray and Aunt Wendy Wadman, Uncle Jeff Wadman all of St. John`s and Uncle Dan Fleming of Calgary.
August 26, 2003

FLEMING / WILLIAMS - Gerry & Lori are delighted to announce the arrival of William Alexander (Will) born Aug. 13, 2003, weighing 8 lbs 14 ozs. Also thrilled are a large circle of family and friends. Thanks to all doctors and nurses involved for their expertise and support. Will would like to thank Daddy for buying him a new snowmobile and he looks forward to the expensive toys to come.
September 26, 2003

FLEWWELLING / LEGGE - Peter & Penny and big sister Allison are delighted to announce the safe arrival of Nicole Darlene, born on August 6, 2003 in the IWK Grace Hospital in Halifax, weighing 6 lbs. 14 ozs. Nicole is welcomed by her proud grandparents Doug and Daphne Legge and Norma Flewwelling and great-grandparents Pearl LeGrow and William Puddester of St. John`s, NL.
August 26, 2003

FLYNN / SULLIVAN - Arthur Sullivan and Jennifer Flynn are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, a son. Owen Christopher was born on August 1st, 2003 at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John`s.
August 26, 2003

FOLEY - First time parents, Keith and Jackie (Whelan), are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their beautiful baby daughter, Jessica Judith Anne. Jessica was born at the WHC on August 19, 2003, at 1:44 p.m., weighing 8 lbs. 10 ozs. Thrilled to be a grandmother for the third time Judy Whelan, formerly of Kilbride, and grandparents for the second time Bernard and Lynette Foley of the Goulds. Jessica is welcomed into our loving family by Linda and Dale Wurtz and cousins Nichol and Kayla of Edmonton, Alberta, as well as Brian and Kim Foley and cousin Rachel of Mt. Pearl. A very special thanks to my Nanny Whelan and my Auntie Linda for all the extras. A special thanks to Kim Fudge for her wonderful support and coaching to Jackie and Keith during delivery and to Donna Williams for supporting Jackie during her many ultra sound appointments. A special thanks to Dr. Cheryl Pugh for her excellent pre-natal care and to Dr. Kum and his team for a safe delivery. We would also like to thank the amazing nurses and doctors in the Caseroom and 5 North B. Jessica and Mommy would also like to thank Daddy for all his wonderful loving support.
"Sugar and spice and everything nice, that`s what this little girl`s made of."
September 19, 2003

FRENCH/TEMPLE - Robert and Tonya are delighted to announce the birth of their first child, David Robert, born 12:24 a.m., Wednesday, August 23, 2003 at the Janeway, weighing 7 lbs. 3½ ozs and 55 cm. long. Welcoming David are grandparents: Robert and Syreathia French, Derick Temple and Theresa Temple; great-grandmother Pearl Reid; aunts Darlene French, Petrina and Michelle Temple; uncle Trevor Humes; cousin Sara Humes. A special thank you to Robert for all his love, support and for being such a terrific coach to Tonya during her labor and delivery. Thanks to Dr. Gill and his team, the caseroom staff at the Janeway and the 5NB Nurses at the HSC.
March 20, 2004**

GAUCI - Born to Mark and Tammy Gauci on August 12, 2003 at 5:49 a.m., a handsome baby boy, Eric William Gauci, weighing 7 lbs. 2 oz. Proud grandparents Carmel and Bill Power, and Frank and Maureen Gauci. Proud aunt, Wanda Power and proud uncles, Matt and Jeff Gauci. Many thanks to God and caseroom staff, Dr. Tennent and nurses at the Janeway Hospital for his safe delivery.
August 15, 2003

GAUCI - Introducing Miss Margaret! Paul and Kerry-Lynn are pleased to announce the arrival of their second child, Margaret (Maggie) Gertrude Florence. Born August 1, 2003 at 4:25 a.m. Maggie weighed 7 pounds 9.5 ounces. Welcomed with love by sister Elizabeth (age 3); Grandparents John and Kathleen Coombs; Tony and Anna Gauci; Great-Grandmother Margaret Gauci; and aunts and uncles: Heidi, John-Craig, Brad and Tony. Watching over Maggie from above are her Great-Grandparents: William and Gertrude Coombs, Patrick and Gertrude Morrissey, William and Florence Howlett and Samuel Gauci. God bless all family and friends for their thoughts and best wishes. Special thanks go out to Dr. Tennant and Dr. Pugh and their staffs for a safe delivery and to the lovely nurses at the Health Sciences for taking care of her in those first days.
September 05, 2003

GEAR - Lenny Gear & Lisa Martin are the proud new parents of Evan James Thomas Gear. Evan entered the world on August 31, 2003 at 11:17 p.m. at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, Ont., weighing in at 8 lbs. & 21" long. Proud grandparents are Keith & Debbie Hickey, Henry Martin, Diane Gear & Lenny Parsons. Evan is also welcomed by many great-grandparents, aunts, uncles & cousins.
September 19, 2003

GEORGE - It`s a boy! Glen and Lisa (St. Croix) are thrilled to finally announce the safe arrival of their precious little boy, Mark Evan, born Saturday, August 16, 2003 at 2:11 p.m., weighing 8 lbs. 4 oz. Proud grandparents are Ben and Mary St. Croix, St. Mary`s and Abby and Noreen George, St. John`s. Special thank you to Dr. Cheryl Pugh, Dr. Joan Crane and MFAU staff for their excellent prenatal care. A very special thanks to Dr. Lesa Dawson, we can`t thank you enough! Thanks to Dr. Heidi Kravitz and team for Mark`s safe delivery. Caseroom nurses Lisa Madden, Regina McGrath, Drs. Michelle Soupka and Tamara. 5NB nurses Valerie, Heather, Eleanor, Carol Ann and Arlene for their fantastic care. Mark thanks Grandma for helping Mommy when Daddy first went back to work.
September 26, 2003

GROVES - Shawn and Krista (Hall) are overjoyed to announce the arrival of their second precious little girl. Erin Michelle was born on August 20, 2003, weighing 6 lbs. 14 ozs. Maeghan is thrilled to be a big sister. Proud grandparents are Ray and Collette Hall, George and Irene Groves, all of St. John`s. The biggest thank you in the world once again to Dr. Kum and Dr. Kamra for their excellent care. Also, many thanks to Dr. Butler, Betty, the nursing staff of 5NB and the caseroom, especially Judy. Lastly, thank you to all our family and friends for their love and support.
September 19, 2003

HEFFERMAN - Martin and Susan are thrilled to announce the arrival of their little angel Abigayle Clare. Abigayle arrived on August 29th, 2003 at 9:46 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 2 ozs. Proud grandparents are Theresa Hefferman, Don and Marguerite Hanlon and great-grandparents Bernard and Dorothy Howlett. Special thanks to Dr. Kravitz, Dr. Pike, Dr. Hillman and all the caseroom and 5NB staff - special thanks to nurse Lisa Patten. An extra special thank-you to Daddy for his love and support.
September 19, 2003

HOLLETT / PETERS - Andre and Lisa and big sister Katelyn are thrilled to announce the arrival of their handsome baby boy, Andrew James Clifford, born at the HSC on August 11, 2003, weighing 8 lbs. 8.5 oz. Proud grandparents are Margo and Jim Maher of Hopeall and Effie and the late Clifford Peters of Parry Sound, Ontario. Mom and Dad would like to thank Gramma and Aunts Lin and Judy for their support during the summer. Special thanks to Drs. Bartellas and Tennent and to case room nurse Karen Fanning and the staff of 5NB for their excellent care.
October 11, 2003

HOOKEY- Cecil and Daphne (nee Sparkes) would like to announce the birth of their grandson, Austin William, born to Philip (son) and Lori in Brampton, Ont. on Aug. 18, 2003 at 3:30 a.m. weighing 7 lbs. 6 ozs.
August 29, 2003

HURLEY / POWER - Steve and Karen and big sister Heather are thrilled to announce the arrival of their precious angel, Jessica Clare, born August 6, 2003 at 8:26 a.m., weighing 9 lbs. 4 oz. at the Women`s Health Centre, St. John`s. Proud grandparents are Pat and Barb Hurley and Diana and Edward (Fox) Power of St. John`s. Special thank you to Dr. Cherry Pike for her excellent care. Thanks also to Dr. Ciganovic, the staff of the caseroom and 4 North B.
August 08, 2003

HUSSEY / PHILPOTT - Paul and Marilyn and big brother Nicholas are delighted to announce the safe arrival of Allison Frances, born on Aug. 8, 2003 in Fort McMurray, AB, weighing 8 lbs. 13 ozs. Proud grandparents are Nick and Frances Philpott, Mount Pearl, and Leo and Alice Hussey, Gander.
August 29, 2003

HYNES/VAN DIJK - Not intending to outdo his older brother Cameron (3) in early arrival, FARON THEODORE was born August 22, 2003. He was born to Dr. Allan and Angela Hynes at Women`s Hospital in Winnipeg, MB. He weighed 3 lb 13 oz. Grandparents are Roy and Beulah Hynes of Grand Falls-Windsor and Tony and Viola Van Dijk of Miramichi, NB.
November 21, 2003

IVANY / PRINCE - Nancy, Doug and Big Sister Grace are thrilled to announce the arrival of Claire June, August 28, 2003, weighing 6 lbs. 6 ozs. Proud grandparents are John and Barbara Ivany of Paradise and Lindsay and Margaret Prince of Bishop Falls. Daddy, we couldn`t have done it without you. All our love, from Your Girls.
September 19, 2003

KEAN - My home has expanded by two feet. Elizabeth (Betty) is proud to announce the arrival of her precious daughter, Rayleene Qiwen, who was born in Anhui Province, China, on August 8, 2002. Adopted in China on August 11, 2003, and returned home to St. John`s, Newfoundland, to a warm welcome by family and friends on August 22, 2003. Special thanks to Mary Cormier-Forsey and Vanessa Bartlett who accompanied Mommy to China to adopt Rayleene. Thank you to my friend Kelly Power Kean who was unable to make the journey to China but supported me every step of the way. To all who helped along the way, Thanks.
September 19, 2003

KENNEDY / MURPHY - He is finally here! Jamie and Glynnis (Murphy) are very excited to announce the arrival of their first baby. Connor James was born on August 10, 2003 at 12:36 a.m., 7 lbs. 6 oz. Proud grandparents include John and Winnifred Kennedy of St. John`s and Nels and Rosemarie Murphy of Paradise. Much heartfelt thanks are extended to the wonderful caregivers that helped along the way including Dr. S. Furlong, Dr. C. Pugh, Dr. E. Bartellas and Dr. S. Laval; nurses Lavinia Madden, Paula Taylor and Carol Ann Walsh and all other nurses and staff at HSC caseroom and 5 North B. We would also like to extend thanks to all family and friends for their love and warm wishes.
August 15, 2003

KING - Stephen and Joanne (nee McGrath) are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, Lauren Diane, at the WHC, on August 4, 2003 at 2:20 p.m., weighing 6 lbs. 1 oz. First-time grandparents are Diane McGrath of Torbay and Brendan McGrath of Pouch Cove. Lauren is the third grandchild for Jake and Sandra King of Bauline. Also welcoming Lauren are many family and friends. Thank you to Drs. Collis and Kum for their prenatal care. Special thank you to all our family and friends for their love and support.
September 12, 2003

KING - Wanda and Travis are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Julia Emily King, born at the Women`s Hospital in Indianapolis, on August 31, 2003, at 7:34 p.m., weighing 7 lbs. 4 ozs.
September 12, 2003

LAMBERT / STILES - Don and Valorie are thrilled to announce the arrival of their daughter, Victoria Alexis, born August 14, 2003, at 8:56 p.m. weighing 6 lbs. 11 ozs. at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, AB. Proud first-time grandparents are Dan & Millie Stiles of Appleton, along with Don and Gail Lambert of St. John`s. Also delighted by Victoria`s Arrival are her great-grandparents Arthur & Evelyn Stiles (Gander) & Flora Noseworthy (St. John`s). Victoria also has a very excited group of Aunts & Uncles including Danette & Chris (Kathleen), Brian, Jennifer, Suzy and Mark, as well as all of her Great Aunts & Uncles, cousins and friends.
August 29, 2003

LANGER - We`re tickled pink! Jason and Lori (nee Piercey) are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their 1st child. Emma Judy was born 4 weeks early on August 8, 2003 at WHC, weighing 5 lbs. 10 oz. Proud 1st time grandparents are Ches and Rhoda Piercey of Islington and 10th time grandparents Vic and Marina Langer of Heart`s Content; as well, great-grandmother Elsie Legge of Whiteway. Waiting at the door to welcome home Emma was our canine baby, Kallie. Watching over Emma from heaven is Aunt Bernice. Special thanks to Drs. Pugh, Parsons and Kravitz, the staff of the caseroom, 5NB and NICU. Extra special thanks to daddy for his love and support.
September 19, 2003

LeDREW - Bob, Sandra (Butt) and big brother Ben are thrilled to announce the birth of their precious daughter and baby sister! Katie Jane arrived at the WHC on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at 7:39 p.m., weighing 6 lbs., 6.5 ozs. Proud grandparents are Bob and Corinne LeDrew of Topsail, Fred and Mary Butt of Chamberlains and great-grandmother Mary Rockwell of St. John`s. We would like to send special thanks to nurses Margaret Ann and Joan of the caseroom for their exceptional care.
September 26, 2003

LUNDRIGAN / NEIL - Gerald and Debbie are delighted to announce the early but safe arrival of their son, Travis Joshua, born August 28, 2003, in Calgary, weighing 8 lbs. 1 oz. Proud grandparents, Gerry Neil and Anne Barnes. Watching Travis from heaven is his grandmother Andrea Nugent. Travis can`t wait to meet all his family and friends in Newfoundland soon!
October 11, 2003

MADDICKS - Born to Sean and Jay-Lynn Maddicks in Sexmith, AB, a beautiful baby girl, Baily Rose, weighing 7 lbs. 7 oz. on August 7, 2003. Proud grandparents Bill and Rosemary Maddicks, St. John`s.
September 26, 2003

McGRATH / MURPHY - Kevin, Leah and Big Sister Mikayla are happy to announce the safe arrival of their precious son and brother, Blake Kevin, born August 24, 2003 at 9:54 a.m., weighing 8 lbs. 13 ozs. at the HSC in St. John`s. Proud grandparents are Sherry and Les McGrath of the Goulds, Kevin and Diane Murphy, as well as deceased grandmother Theresa Murphy, of Bell Island. A thank you to Dr. Tennant, Dr. Pike, and caseroom staff and the nurses of 5NB. A special thank you to case room nurse Joan and hugs and kisses to Daddy for all his love and support.
October 24, 2003

MITCHELL - Tom, Victoria and big sister Emma are thrilled to announce the birth of their second child, a precious baby boy. Lane Thomas was born on Thursday, August 21, 2003, at 9:41 a.m., at the Women`s Health Centre, weighing 9 lbs. Lane is welcomed by proud grandparents Bill and Ruby Mitchell of Lewins Cove and Bob and Minnie Lane of Catalina. Many thanks to Dr. Kravitz and Dr. Kabisios for ensuring Lane`s safe arrival and to all the nurses and staff in the Caseroom and on 5NB. A special thanks to Aunt Donna who once again helped Mommy through the labour and delivery.
September 19, 2003

MOSS / NOSEWORTHY - Bradley and Suzette are delighted to announce the arrival of a precious baby girl on August 7, 2003. Rachel Kelly was born at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John`s and weighed in at 7 lbs. 5 oz. Proud grandparents are Dr. Larry Moss, Catherine Bradley, Ed and Daphne Noseworthy. Proud great grandparents are Clarice Decker and Georgina Abbott. Many thanks to Drs. Heidi Kravitz and Britt Moore, as well as our wonderful nurse, Lisa Madden. Special thanks go to Great Aunt, Godmother and Doula, Essie Peddle, R.N. for all of her love and support.
October 03, 2003

MULLETT - Victor and Sherry (Holwell) are pleased to announce the arrival of their first child. Emma Rose was born August 3, 2003 at 10 a.m. weighing 9 lbs. Proud first-time grandparents are Victor and Mary Mullett and Daphne Holwell. Thank you to the staff of the WHC for your care and support. Special thanks to Daddy, Nanny, Dawn and Shirley for being such great coaches.
August 29, 2003

MURPHY - John and Dahlia are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their beautiful baby girl, Rachel Anita Murphy, on August 9, 2003 at 3:24 p.m., weighing 6 lbs 12 oz, at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital in Edmonton. Special thanks to Dr. Agnes Lee and Dr. Moriarity. Rachel is welcomed by her proud Grandparents Anthony & Anita Murphy (Long Harbour), and Allah & Sabiha Khan (Karachi, Pakistan). We`d also like to thank our family and friends for their constant love and support throughout the past few months. Sugar and spice and everything nice, that`s what little girls are made of. Life is sweet and all is wonderful in the world.
August 29, 2003

O`DEA - Frank and Jennifer O`Dea are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Mary Katherine. Big brother Jack is thrilled. Mary Kate arrived at the WHC on August 19th, 2003 at 3:37 p.m. weighing 9 pounds 15½ ounces. Proud grandparents are Frank and Barbara O`Dea of St. John`s and Brian and Dianne Garland of Saint John, NB. Our sincere thanks are extended to Dr. Cheryl Pugh, Dr. Mabel Greene, Dr. Nick Kum, caseroom nurse Annette and all 5NB staff. We would like to thank our family and friends for all of their support.
September 05, 2003

PENNEY - Hello everyone! My name is Leah Brenda Jean Penney, and I live in CBS with my mommy and daddy, Kimberley and Mark Penney. I was born August 2, 2003 at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John`s, and I weighed 6 lb 7 oz. My mommy and daddy are very happy I`m finally here, and so are my grandparents, Brenda and Wilson Brett and Nathaniel and Jean Penney, all of Campbellton. Special thanks for my safe arrival to Dr. Roche and Dr. Pugh, and to Dr. Pike and Dr. Mossman for seeing me safely into the world. Also thanks to Nurse Joan in the caseroom, and the LPNs who were so good to me and my mom in the hospital. Big kisses to daddy, Aunt Kayla and Nanny Brenda for being such good coaches for mommy, and to Auntie Marilyn for being there when mommy and daddy needed her.
November 07, 2003

PIERCEY - Hannah proudly announces the arrival of baby sister, Kaitlyn Rose, August 25, 2003. Parents: Jason and Sharlene Piercey. Love from grandparents: Jean and Tom Piercey, Mary and Sam Madden; Aunt Janet; great-grandmas: Gladys Butler and Charlotte Piercey.
September 19, 2003

RIDEOUT - Paul, Tina (Bugden) and big brother Rayce are thrilled to announce the arrival of Allison Roberta Reneé, born Aug. 8th, 2003, weighing 6 lbs., 13 oz. Proud grandparents are Ray and Roberta Bugden, Hodgewater Line and Hubert and Martha Rideout, Mt. Pearl. Special thanks to Dr. Pugh, Dr. Parsons, caseroom nurses Diana & Karen and nurses of 5NB, also thanks from Rayce to Lucy, Judy and Robert Thistle for the unexpected early rise.
September 05, 2003

RYAN / COADY - Glen, Joanne and big brother Adam are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of Lauren Sarah, born August 17th, 2003 at 10:31 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 4.4 oz. Proud grandparents are Frank and Eunice Ryan of St. John`s and Joe and Marilyn Coady of Torbay. Special thanks to Dr. Kravitz, Dr. Pugh, caseroom and 5NB nurses of the WHC. Also a special thank you to our family and friends for all their love and support throughout the pregnancy and delivery.
August 29, 2003

SAHAJPAL / SLADE - SAHAJPAL - Vic and Paula are delighted to announce the birth of their precious first child, VIJAY NOAH. Vijay was born at the WHC on August 14th at 6:32 p.m. weighing 6 lbs. 9 ozs. Proud first time grandparents are Gordon and Agnes Slade of Mount Pearl, NL and Kant and Rita Sahajpal of Charlottetown, PE. Vijay is a welcomed nephew for Aunt Janet and Uncle Nick of Corner Brook, NL and Uncle Riki and Aunt Connie of Ottawa, ON. Very special thanks are extended to Dr. Cheryl Pugh for her excellent prenatal care throughout the pregnancy. We would also like to thank Dr. Parsons and superb caseroom nurse Lisa for ensuring Vijay was brought safely into this world, as well as all 5NB nurses, especially Valerie. To all our friends and family, we appreciate your support throughout the pregnancy and your many visits and gifts. Special thanks are extended to good friends Vanessa and Michelle for sharing their experiences during the pregnancy and Vijay`s first couple of weeks. Vijay and Mommy would also like to thank Daddy and Grandma Slade for their excellent coaching during the delivery. We love you both!
September 12, 2003

SHALLOW - It is with great pride that Doug and Lisa Shallow (Hunt) announce the arrival of their little angel, Myah Hope, who was welcomed into the world on August 22nd, 2003 at 8:40 a.m. at the Women`s Health Centre in St. John`s. Myah weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz. and stole our hearts immediately. Proud grandparents are Hubert & Marjorie Hunt of St. John`s, and Patrick & Doreen Shallow of Gander. Great-grandparents Doris & James Kelloway and Edith Anstey, Uncle Darren, Uncle Mike, Aunt Nancy, special cousin Lindsay and canine companions Kobe and Storm are also thrilled to welcome the new addition. Watching over Mayah from heaven are great-grandparents Ethel & Isaac Hunt, Harry & Monica Shallow and Leonard Anstey. Thank you to Dr. Kravitz and her team for Myah`s safe delivery, and an extra special thank you to nurses Anita and Carol Ann. Myah would also like to thank Daddy for taking such good care of Mommy. Even before we knew you, we loved you with all our hearts.
September 19, 2003

SHEAVES / VALLIS - Michelle, Chris and big sister Josie Elizabeth announce the arrival of Jake Ivan, born August 12, 2003. Proud grandparents: Shirley and Melvin Sheaves, St. John`s, Bertha and Tom Vallis, Lab City. Thank you to Dawn, Lisa and Dr. Kabisios of the Caseroom, also Dr. Crane and Dr. Britt Moore, Women`s Health Clinic. Special thank you to Daddy for all his love and support.
August 15, 2003

SIMMONS/SMITH - Karla Simmons and Michael Smith are delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful baby boy. Kristian Tomas was born on August 16th at 12:42 p.m. weighing 8 lbs., 4 ozs. Also delighted with Kristian`s arrival are proud grandparents Joyce & Kenneth Smith and Karl & Juanita Simmons. We would like to extend a sincere thank you to Kay Matthews for her knowledgeable guidance, Ruth Martin for her support during the delivery, Dr. Heidi Kravitz and resident Dr. Theo Kabisios for a healthy baby, and last but not least, all our family and friends.
September 12, 2003

SUTER - Proud first time parents Brad & Rose (Skinner) are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their son, Matthew James Martin. Matthew arrived on Friday, August 22, 2003 at 12:29 a.m., weighing 8 lbs. 2 oz. He is welcomed with love by first time grandparents Martin & Una Suter, and Pius & Gladys Skinner. Also welcoming Matthew are Aunt Heather Suter, Uncle Greg Skinner, and Great-Grandmother Doris Thompson. A very special thanks to Dr. Verge and Dr. Pugh for their excellent prenatal care, and to Dr. Kravitz, Dr. Mossman, and Todd Way for a safe and quick delivery. We would also like to thank the amazing nurses in the caseroom and 5 North B.
September 12, 2003

WEST - Chesley and Jane (Jenkins) are proud to announce the birth of their beautiful baby boy, Isaac Chesley, born at the WHC on Thursday, August 28, 2003, at 8:27 a.m., weighing 9 lbs. 3½ ozs. Sharing their joy are delighted grandparents Joseph and Gladys West and Dr. John and Elizabeth Jenkins. Proud uncles are David West and Andrew and Christopher Jenkins. Thank you to Drs. Kum, Parsons, Aziz and Kelly, and to the nurses in NICU and on 5NB, especially Anita and Allison. Mommy and Isaac would like to thank Daddy for all his love and support throughout the pregnancy and delivery.
September 26, 2003

WHITE - Craig and Lesley (Adams) are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their daughter, Taylor Olivia, born at the WHC at 1:59 a.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2003, weighing 7 lbs. 3 oz. Also welcoming Taylor are first time grandparents, Robert and Carol Adams of St. John`s and third time grandparents, Judy and Ian Robinson of Halifax, and Peter and Valerie White of Ontario. Thanks to Dr. Cheryl Pugh for her prenatal care and Dr. Gill and his caseroom team, especially Cheyenne Collins for ensuring Taylor`s safe arrival. Special thanks to Nanny Adams and Daddy for being such good coaches throughout the delivery. Daddy, Taylor and Mommy couldn`t have done it without you!
September 26, 2003

WILLIAMS - Proud first time parents Deanne (Sinnott) & Jeff are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their son Riley Stephen Williams. Riley arrived August 2, 2003 at 2:29 pm weighing 7 lbs. Blessing the lives of first time grandparents John & Betty Sinnott, Witless Bay and Gordon & Carol Williams, Bay Bulls and aunts Dawn & Dana Sinnott and Christa Williams. Also welcoming Riley are Great-grandmothers, Madeline Sinnott, Edna Hefferman and Hazel O`Reilly. Thank you to the nurses in the caseroom at the Women`s Health Center, Darlene and Colleen who were great coaches, as were Daddy and Nana Sinnott. A very special thank you to Dr. Kum for his excellent prenatal care and for a safe and quick delivery.
September 05, 2003

WYLDE - Adrian, Tina and big sister Sarah Curtis are very happy to announce the safe arrival of Emma Judith on August 19, 2003, weighing 5 lbs. 11 ozs. Grandparents are Alphonsus Curtis and the late Judith Curtis, St. John`s and Jack and Joyce Wylde, Surrey, England. Very special thanks to all the wonderful doctors and nurses who attended to both Mommy and Emma.
September 05, 2003

 

 

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