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The Telegram Births
August 2009


BRAZIL - It's a boy! Proud parents, John Will and Natalie (Dunne) are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their first child, PRESTON JOHN BRAZIL, born August 11, 2009, at 11:22 a.m. Preston weighed 8 lbs. 0 ozs. Welcoming our precious boy are first time grandparents Jim and Lorraine Dunne and John and Gloria Brazil, all from Renews; great-grandmother Madeline Maher, Aunt Jennifer, Uncle Bryan and Aunt Charlene, as well a large circle of family and friends. Thanks to Dr. Kum, the case room staff, and nurses from 5NB for their excellent care of our little boy. Mommy and Preston also send a special thank you to Daddy for all his love and support. We couldn't have done it without you.

CAREY - Proud first-time parents, Khyla Brockerville and Loyola Carey, are overjoyed to announce the birth of their handsome baby boy, BROCK NOAH, born on August 15, 2009, at 6:07 p.m., weighing 8 lbs. 10 ozs. Brock decided to arrive on Daddy and Aunt Karen's birthday and on cousin Lacey's wedding day! Brock is welcomed by many friends and family including canine brother Mocha, grandparents Herb and Mabel Brockerville of Lawn, Ron and Denise Carey of Renews, Uncle Blake, Aunt Karen, Uncle Bernard, Aunt Tanya and cousins Taylor, Emma and Charlotte. Sincere thanks and gratitude are extended to Dr. Sarah Heale and the staff at NL Fertility Services and to Dr. Joseph O'Kean and staff at Foothills Medical Clinic in Calgary for making our dream a reality! Additional thanks to the fabulous doctors and nurses in the MFAU, case room and on 5 North B.

CLARK - Dave and Shauna (nee Kelloway) are overjoyed to announce the safe arrival of their precious baby girl, Lindsay Olivia, at 5:51 pm on Thursday, August 20th, 2009, weighing 9 lbs, 2 oz. A little sister for Alison! Welcoming Lindsay are proud grandparents Tom Kelloway & Norma Duggan, St. John's and Jane Clark, Kirkintilloch, Scotland and special Great-Aunt Marilyn and Great-Uncle Gerry, St. John's. Many thanks to both Dr. Heidi Kravitz and Dr. Laura White for their compassionate care & unsurpassed professionalism. Thanks also to the caring nurses at the caseroom and 5NB for their marvelous care of Mommy & Lindsay - especially Kay, Kathy, Kelly, and 5NB Kathy. Special thanks sent with love to Daddy, Nanny, Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Gerry for their invaluable help & support!

CRAWFORD - Jerry and Lisa are happy to announce the safe arrival of their daughter, Brooklyn Paige, born August 4, 2009, at 10:09 am, weighing 6 lbs, 11 oz. Welcoming Brooklyn are proud grandparents Gus and Florence Walsh and Jerome and Sheila Crawford, and great grandmother Agnes Hennessey. Also excited to meet Brooklyn are cousins Cody, Rachel, Rebecca and Joshua. Loves from Cobbler as well. A very special thank you to Dr. O'Shea and the wonderful nurses from the caseroom and 5NB. Thanks to our family and friends for their love and support!

DESAI- Jason and Elysia are happy to announce the arrival of their baby boy, Aymon Tomas, born on August 15, 2009, at 10:36 a.m., weighing 5 lbs. 0 ozs. Welcoming baby Aymon are his very proud grandparents Tom and Peggy Desai, Catherine Eckert-Maret (Hal Barrett) and Fred Eckert-Maret (Sheila Handrigan). Also, aunts and uncles Lisa and Mark McDonald, André and Tiffany Eckert-Maret and cousins David, Adam and Dakota. A very special thank-you to Dr. Robert Kennedy and the wonderful nurses from 5NB, the case room and NICU. Thanks to all our family and friends for their love and support.

DONNAN - We have a new baby brother. He's as sweet as can be. We'll be the best big sisters. You just wait and see. Claire and Emmajane are proud to announce that their baby brother ANTHONY HENRY HUGH was born August 29th, 2009 at 9:27 p.m., weighing 5 lbs. 1 oz. and measuring 17 ¼". Anthony is welcomed with love from his parents Hugh and Valerie (nee Warren), Nana Warren, Grandma and Granddad Donnnan, Granny Facey, Auntie Angela Warren, Uncle Richard and Aunt Jennifer Donnan. Grandpa Warren watches over Anthony from heaven. Daddy sends a special thank-you to Dr. Johanne Lacelle, Dr. Martina Delaney, the Matrernal Fetal Assessment Unit and Robyn Beaudry for the supernb care of mommy and Anthony throughout the pregnancy and delivery.

DUNPHY/SWAIN - Chris and Michelle (Swain) are proud to announce the safe arrival of their beautiful little boy - KAINE EDMUND, born Friday August 28, 2009, @ 1441, weighing in at 7 lb 13 oz. Welcoming Kaine are proud grandparents Alfred and Betty Swain and Florence Dunphy. Watching over him from heaven is Poppy Edmund (Duke) Dunphy. Special thanks to Dr. Krista Brown and Dr. Elizabeth Callahan for the excellent prenatal care. To Dr. Gill, the case room nurses and the OBS staff of 5NB, HSC for their exceptional help. Thank you for everything.

FAHEY-TRAHEY - We have a boy! Christie Fahey and Jeff Trahey are thrilled and excited to announce the safe arrival of Jack Richard Robert. Born at the HSC St. John's on August 26, 2009, at 9:18 p.m., weighing in at 6 lbs. 15 oz. Proudly welcoming baby Jack are Nana and Poppy in Labrador City (Debbie and Richard Fahey) and Nanny and Poppy in Kilbride (Alice and Robert Trahey). Also welcoming Jack are his great-grandparents Marguerite and Thomas Loder, Aunts Katherine (Tom) and Sharon (Gerard), Uncles Richie (Crystal), Kenneth (Marion), Shawn (Kim), Wayne and cousins William, Neil, Michael and Laura. Thank-you to Jack's extended family and BIG circle of friends for the beautiful gifts, love and support. To Jeff, Jane Bannister (Doula), Michelle Lucas Moore and Dr. Robert Miller who supported Jack's mom through this beautiful, wonderful experience, thank-you.

FARRELL - Patrick & Nicole (Husk) are thrilled to announce the birth of their twin boys. Cole Wallace and Logan Michael arrived August 15, 2009, at HSC, St. John's. The boys are adored by grandparents Kevin Farrell and Carol Power, Tom and Diane Hopkins and Janet Farrell, Great-grandmothers Anita Hillier and Edith Husk, Uncle Sean (Godfather), Aunt Dawn, cousins Shania and Morgan and their furry four legged big brother Louie. Sincerest thanks to special Auntie and Godmother Dr. Colleen Cook, as well as Dr. Krista Brown and Dr. Jennifer Mercer for their excellent care and support.

FINN/WALSH - Glenn, Jennifer and big sister Leah are thrilled to announce the arrival of Sarah Angela Finn, born August 4, 2009, weighing 7 lbs. Welcoming Sarah are proud grandparents: Paul and Phyllis Walsh and Alex and Joan Finn; aunt, Angela Walsh (Dan Bond); uncles: Gerry, Terry (Gale), Les (Marlene) Finn; and cousins: Chris, Emily, Matthew, Joshua and Justin. Special thanks to Dr. O'Shea, the nurses and staff of the case room and 5NB, especially Tammy, and all our family and friends.

GRAHAM - Andrew and Laura (Gorman) and big brother Benjamin are delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful baby girl, Elizabeth Mary, born at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta on August 12th, 2009, weighing 7 lbs. 6 oz. Elizabeth is welcomed by proud grandparents Gary and Cynthia Gorman and Adrian and Carrie Graham and great-grandmothers Beatrice Gorman and Martha Brocklehurst. Also welcoming Elizabeth are cousins Evan and Emma Natsheh and her aunts and uncles Jennifer and David Natsheh, Andrea and Dan Burry, and Andrea and AJ Graham. Benjamin would like to send a special thanks to the Nana and Grand-dad Gorman for taking such good care of him while Mommy and Daddy were at the hospital and to Nana for spending two months in Edmonton helping mommy, we miss you both very much

HEFFERMAN - Chad and Heather (Pelley) are delighted to announce the birth of their precious little girl, Anna Faith, born August 14, 2009, weighing 7 lbs. 15.9 oz. A special thank you to all of our family and friends for your love and support on our long journey to make our family complete and to our two little angels who kept watch over Anna to ensure her safe arrival. Thank you to Dr. O'Grady and her wonderful team, along with the nurses of 5NB and the case room for your great care. We are so blessed to have you in our lives little one! Love, Mommy and Daddy.

HICKS - Peter, Heather and Big Sister Jadeyn are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their beautiful baby girl, Avarie Mckinnon, born on August 18th, 2009, at 3:44 p.m. weighing 7 lbs. 3 oz. Welcoming Avarie are grandparents Fred and Linda Hicks, Margaret Foley and great-grandmother Phyllis Lambert. Smiling down on our little girl from heaven is Poppy (Pierce) Foley. Special thanks to our family and friends, Dr. White and Dr. Kennedy, the girls in the Women's Health Unit, the nurses and staff from 5NB and the NICU for their excellent care and support.

HICKS - Kearley Hicks happily announces the arrival of her beautiful baby sister Jayla Geri Lynn Hicks. She was born on August 22, 2009, at 11:03 a.m. weighing 7 lbs 1 oz. Happy parents are Jason and Bonnie Hicks. Grandparents Gerald Hicks, Linda Brennan, Marie and Lloyd Dicks, (the late) Charles Kearley

HIGGINS - Proud parents Thatan and Kerri (Hodder) are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their beautiful baby girl Maria Janice Higgins, born 5:55 pm at the HSC on August 6th, 2009 weighing 6 lbs. 11 ozs. Maria is welcomed to the world by big sister Emily, proud grandparents John and Marie Hodder of Mount Pearl, Tom and Janice Higgins from Corner Brook, and by her aunts, uncles, cousins and a wide circle of family and friends. A big thank you from Mom and Dad to the hospital staff for their help and support, especially Dr. Strand and Dr. Ferguson, the Case Room nurse Bonita, and 5NB nurses Lisa and Claudette

KAVANAGH - Mark, Kelly (Hickey) and big brother Andrew are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of our second child, Brady Mark, on August 3, 2009, weighing 8 lbs. 2 ozs. Sharing our joy are grandparents Adrian & Geraldine Kavanagh of Ferryland and grandmother Geraldine Hickey of Torbay. Guiding Brady from Heaven is Poppy Tom Hickey and guardian angels Janet & Kasey Allen, Proud great-grandmother Betty Hickey of Torbay, aunts, uncles and a large circle of friends who anxiously awaited his arrival. Special thanks to the staff at HSC and Daddy for all his love and support. We couldn't have done it without you.

McDONALD - Mark, Lisa and big brother David are thrilled to announce the arrival of Adam Christopher at the Women's Health Centre on August 26, 2009, at 9:45 a.m., weighing 9 lbs. 6 ozs. Proud grandparents are Tom and Margaret Desai and William and Genevieve McDonald of St. John's. Special thank you to Dr. Sylvia Mouland and Dr. Colleen Cook for excellent pre-natal care. We would also like to extend thanks to case room staff for a safe delivery, as well as staff of 5NB. We are so grateful to family and friends for your love, support, and kindness.

McGRATH - Making his timely debut during Hurricane Bill, Danny & Nadine (Pridham) are proud to announce the arrival of their first child, William Patrick, on August 24, 2009, weighing 7 lbs 5 oz. Welcoming William are grandparents Dave & Madeline McGrath and first time grandparents Ed & Mary Pridham. A very special thank you to Dr Young and Dr Kravitz for their exceptional prenatal care. Thank you to Dr Mullaly, Dr Pike and the nurses in the case room (especially Donna Bradley) and on 5NB. William and his Daddy also want to thank Jody for getting us to the hospital, and Aunt Tash for the support (and popsicles) she gave Mommy.

McGRATH - Much to the delight of big brothers Hunter and Brayden who say "He's for keeps," Gerry and Nancy (Lush), Torbay announce the arrival of SPENCER CYRIL, 10 lbs., 6 ozs., on August 1st, 2009, at the Janeway Child Centre. Grandparents: Anne, Gerald, Joan, Cyril and Alice are overjoyed. Love and best wishes from Nova Scotian cousins: Abigail, Ian and Katherine, along with uncle Jimmy and aunt Janice, N.S., uncle David and aunt Kim, ON. Hugs and Kisses from family and friends. God Bless our three sons: Hunter, Brayden and Spencer.

O'BRIEN - Chris, LeeAnn & Benjamin are thrilled to announce the arrival of Nicholas Sean. Born August 13, 2009 at 13:05, weighing 9 lbs, 4 oz in the HSC. Also welcoming Nicholas are proud grandparents; Gerald & Florence O'Brien, GFW & Fred & Geraldine Hickey, Holyrood. Special thanks to Dr. Pat O'Shea and the case room nurses, especially Sherry Parsons & all staff on 5NB for their care and support. We would also like to thank Dr. Meghan Robbins, Dr. Bob Miller and Kara Rumsey for their prenatal care.

PAUL (SWAIN) - Dale Paul and Sasha Swain proudly announce the arrival of their first child, a precious baby girl, Alexandra Robyn Paul, born August 30th, 2009, weighing 7 lbs. 12 ozs. Thrilled first time grandparents are John Swain & Rhonda Kelland-Swain and John & Bernadine Paul. Also excited to welcome Alexandra are great-grandparents Anita Kelland, Aiden & Madonna Swain and a large circle of family and friends. Aunt Sam and Uncles Robin, John (Tammy) & Scott can't wait to spoil their new little niece. Mommy would especially like to thank Daddy and GG for their love, support and encouragement as Alexandra made her way into the world. Our new family is tremendously grateful for the exceptional care by Dr. Joanne White, Dr. Laura White, and the nursing staff of the case room, especially Bev Hawco. Our little princess fills our days with sunshine and our hearts with love. When those tiny fingers curl so sweetly around your own, you'll feel some of the deepest joy that you've ever known. Because it doesn't take so long, to understand how much, your whole life can be transformed by a baby girl's touch.

RYAN/McKIM-RYAN - Will & Sharon, along with big brother Cohen, are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their beautiful baby girl, Avery Paige Ryan. Avery was born at the HSC, St. John's, on August 10th, 2009, at 8:37 am, weighing 7 lbs 14 oz. Also welcoming Avery are proud grandparents Brendan & Marjorie Ryan, Barbara & Lloyd Stone and John & Marcheta McKim. Special thanks to friends and family for their support. Also, a special thank you to Dr. Joanne White for her excellent pre-natal care and safe delivery, all the nurses/staff in the case room/5NB and Lois and Carol Ann for their excellent home care.

SHARPE - Stephen, Pamela (Harris), and big brother Justin are delighted to announce the arrival of Colin Traverse Sharpe. Colin was born on August 29th, 2009, at 12:50 a.m., weighing 9 lbs, 2 oz. Welcoming Colin to the family are proud grandparents Carmel and the late Edward Sharpe, Harold and Margaret Harris, cousin Jack, and a very large circle of family and friends. Special thanks to all our family and friends for your love, gifts, and warm wishes.

SHORT/MEILENNER - Melanee Short and Christopher Meilenner are overjoyed to announce the arrival of their precious daughter Emma Katherine on August 25, 2009, weighing 7 pounds 5 ounces. Welcoming Emma are proud Grandparents Gloria and Lloyd Short of St. John's and Joanne and Norbert Meilenner of Kingston, Ontario. Also welcoming Emma are Great-grandmother Ann Ferguson, Uncle Ryan, Aunt Sophie, Aunt Alison and Uncle Phil.

SINGLEHURST/ELLIS - David and Karolyn joyfully announce the birth of their baby boy Jackson (Jack) Andrew Craig Singlehurst on August 13, 2009, in Victoria, British Columbia. First time grandchild for Fran and John Singlhurst and Mary A. (Nugent) and Frank Ellis of Ottawa. Great-grandson of the late William and Alice Nugent of St. John's and Isabel and the late Eric Ellis of Ottawa. Congratulations & best wishes from family and friends in St. John's, NL and Ottawa, Ont.

SKINNER - Proud parents Philip and Michelle, brother Reiley are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their precious baby girl and sister, Brooklynn Adrianna, born on Friday, August 14, 2009, weighing 8 lbs 2 oz. Also welcoming Brooklynn's arrival are proud grandmother Jean Skinner and a large circle of family and friends. A very special thank you extended to Robin Beaudry for her coaching in the case room, Dr. Heidi Kravitz, Dr. Laura White, Donna Bradley, Regina Hodder, Juanita Holwell, Annette Bullan and the nurses on 5NB.Mommy and Brooklynn would like to thank Daddy and Rieley for their love and support. "Tiny Body, Perfect Form, A Little Angel Has Been Born"

TAYLOR - Richard & Alicia (Mitchell) joyfully announce the birth of their first child. Alexander Brendan Mitchell Taylor came into their lives Wednesday, August 12th 2009 at 10:19 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 12 ozs. Welcoming with love were proud and adoring grandparents Audrey & Brendan McCarthy, Gloria & Byron Mitchell and Ernest Taylor, also great-grandparents Julia Burden, James May, Joe & Pearl Mitchell and Timothy McCarthy, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Special thanks to the Obstetric doctors and nurses at Western Memorial Hospital, Corner Brook for taking such good care of Mommy and Alexander. "From the top of his head to the ends of his feet, our sweet newborn has made our lives complete"

TENNENT - To Iain and Amy, on August 14th, 2009, in Manchester, NH, a son, Ewan Robert Tennent 8 lbs 8 oz. Proud grandparents are Don and Kay Tennent.

TENNENT/CAMPBELL - To Alison and Marc, on August 10th, 2009, in Saskatoon, a beautiful baby daughter, Alexandra Catherine Leiterman Campbell 8 lbs 3 oz. Proud grandparents are Don and Kay Tennent.

VARDY - It is with happy hearts that Russell and Karen (nee Driscoll) announce the safe arrival of their first child, Luke Russell. Our beautiful baby boy blessed our lives on August 21st, 2009, st 2:30 a.m. weighing 6 lbs. 2 oz. Luke is lovingly welcomed by proud grandparents Mary Byrne, Brenda and Darren Martin, Wayne and Joan Driscoll and Muriel Vardy. Also sharing in our joy and excitement are aunt Nicole, uncle Sean and aunt Dianna as well as a large circle of family and friends. Mommy and Daddy would like to thank Dr. Robert Kennedy for his excellent prenatal care and Dr. Colleen Cook and Nurse Sheila Whalen for ensuring Luke's safe arrival. We would also like to extend a sincere thank you to the nursing staff of the Case Room and 5NB for their care and support. Mommy and Luke would also like to send their love and thanks to Daddy for his unwavering support throughout this adventure. It was your love that made this possible. Our hearts are full, our lives are blessed - we are forever grateful.

WALSH - Parents Tyson and Kim (Gosse) and big brother Spencer are thrilled to announce the arrival of beautiful Casey Marie. Casey was born on August 19, 2009, weighing 8 lbs. 8 ozs. Also welcoming Casey are proud grandparents Ted and Marie Walsh (Holyrood), David and Debbie Gosse (Paradise), great-grandparents Christine Clarke, Lloyd Gosse, Uncle Steve, Aunt Terri-Lynn and Uncle Dominic along with cousins Victoria and Zachary. A big thank you to Dr. Gill for his excellent care.

WEEKS - David and Ethel Weeks are pleased to announce the early but safe arrival of their second grandchild, Andrew Ethan, on August 11, 2009 at 3:53 a.m., weighing 5 lbs. 14 ozs. Proud parents are Scott and Jolene (St. Croix) of McDougall's. Also welcoming baby Andrew are Uncle David, Aunt Sue-Lynn and Cousin Evan Weeks of Clarenville; Uncle Geoff Weeks of Happy Valley-Goose Bay; Aunt Sarah St. Croix and first-time grandparents Perry and Sherry St. Croix of South Branch.

WOOD - A DAUGHTER! Gillian Wood and Denis Levesque are thrilled to announce the long-awaited arrival of their daughter Trinity Gina Levesque Wood, born on August 27, 2009, at the Ottawa General Hospital at 7:43 p.m., weighing 6 lbs, 15 oz. Proud first-time grandparents are Douglas and Barbara Wood of St. John's, Newfoundland. Seventh-time grandparents are Nicole Levesque and Gus Paulin of Ottawa, Ontario, and Tasha and Justin are thrilled to have a baby sister! This has been a long journey and we would like to thank Dr. Barwin, Linda and the staff of Broadview Medical Clinic; Dr. Tan, Dr. Chan, Lise and the staff at McGill Reproductive Center; Dr. Black, Nicole and the staff at Sound-Care Medical; Dr. Batra and Elaine at the Ottawa General; and Anees at CML for having faith and helping us reach our destination. There are no words to describe our joy, but so many of our friends and family have travelled this road at our side; we couldn't be more grateful for your love and support.



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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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