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ABBOTT - Born to Colin, Michelle (Ghent) and big brother
Joel - It`s a boy - Steven Brian, born on December
1, 2002, weighing 10 lbs. 4 oz. Proud grandparents Art and Shirley
Ghent and Mabel Abbott. Looking down from Heaven is Poppy Gordon and Uncle
Brian. Special thanks to Dr. Kum for his prenatal care and the caseroom staff,
Dr. Brit Moore, Dawn Mercer-Riselli, R.N., Ramona Kelloway, R.N. and the nurses
on 5NB. Thanks to Daddy and Aunt Valerie for being excellent coaches.
AFONSO - Hello World, here I am! Gavin Alexandre
Clarke Afonso, born December 2, 2002, at the Women`s
Health Centre in St. John`s, weighing in at 6 lbs. 10 ozs. My mom and dad,
Julie and Alex, were so excited to meet me and are learning lots of new things
about me every day... and night! Nanny Violet Clarke and Grandma Angela Afonso
and all my family and friends in Little St. Lawrence and St. John`s say I`m
the cutest baby boy. My guardian angels in heaven, Poppy Gerard Clarke and
Grandpa Alex Afonso, are watching over me. A heartfelt thanks to Nurse April
Muggeridge, Drs. Watson, Roche, Gill and Guemi, and all the staff at the
WHC who helped me come out to discover this cool place and all these great
BEARNS/GULLIVER - Tony and Karen are pleased to announce the birth of their
beautiful baby boy, Mitchell Anthony, born on December
6, 2002 at 5:37 p.m.
weighing 5 lbs. 10 ozs. Mitchell is welcomed by his sister Melissa. Proud grandparents
are Ray and Madonna Gulliver of Paradise and Ronald and Margaret Bearns of
Paradise. Special thanks to Dr. Jeff White and the nursing staff of the caseroom
and 5NB. A very special thanks to Bonnie Hiscock-Gulliver.
COCHRANE/CONNORS - Born to Gary and Lorena, a precious baby boy, Riley
Austin John, weighing 9 lbs. 8 ozs., on December 2, 2002, 5:02 a.m. Welcoming Rylie
are his two big brothers Gary and William, and a large circle of aunts, uncles,
family and friends. Proud grandparents John and Anne Connors, Open Hall, and
Joe and Kathleen Cochrane, Flatrock. A very special thank you to Nanny Connors
and to Daddy for being such great labor coaches. We never would have made it
without you, and to Poppy John for waiting all night. To Laurie Anne, thanks
for all your help and encouragement. To Joyce, you`ll never know how special
you are to us, even more so now. Special thanks to nurses Lavina Madden, Lisa
Daley, Rose Thaipen, Dr. Kum, Brit Moore, and Dr. Strand and all the Caseroom
and Fifth Floor staff at the W.H.C.
CRASKE - Spencer, Kell & big brother Simon are thrilled
to welcome William Spencer to their family. William was born December
29, 2002 weighing 9 lbs. 14 oz. Proud grandparents are Brian and Janet
Craske and Fred and Kaye O`Keefe. William is also welcomed with much love by
his great-grandmother, Rosalind Craske of Victoria, BC.
CRICHTON - Bruce, Penny and Big Brother Dylan are proud to
announce the early arrival of Kayla Rebecca, our early Christmas
present, born on December 21, 2002, weighing 5 lbs. 12 ozs.
Kayla is welcomed by her grandparents Shirley Kean and Andy and Sue Crichton.
Thanks to Dr. Kravitz and all staff of the NICU and a special thank you to
our family and friends. Your love and support is greatly appreciated.
FOOTE - TAYLOR- Our little princess has finally arrived!
Born to Jennifer and Tyson on December 16, 2002, at 6:05 a.m.
at the IWK Maternity Hospital, Halifax, N.S., a beautiful baby girl, Tyrah
Anne Maye, weighing 8 lbs. 4 ozs., 21 inches in length. Proud grandparents
are Anne Rouse, Southampton, England, and Sterling Foote, St. John`s, NL, and
Lawrence and Heather Dorrington, Dartmouth, NS. Special thanks to doctors,
nurses and OR staff.
Gibbons / Daley
Gough / Kimball
HALL - Lesley and Jude are pleased to announce the arrival of their first
child, a beautiful little girl Bridget Maitri Ann Breen Hall. Bridget was
born on December 1, 2002 at 12:35 a.m. and weighed a healthy 9 lbs., 3 oz
and is 21 inches long. Lesley, Jude and Bridget would like to thank grandparents
Breen and Hall and all the family and friends who have provided support in
the last 9 months. Special thanks to Rhonda Breen and Tina Thoden for the
great coaching, and to outstanding Case Room Nurses Darlene and Karen. Many
thanks to Drs. Seviour and Mossman for their great care during the delivery
and cheerleading efforts. Thanks to all the staff on 5NB. To Drs. O Grady
and Suga for their incredible skill, compassion and patience during the last
HARRIS - Perry and Sandra (Hall) announce the birth of Amanda
Natalie, 8 lbs. 7 oz. on December 23, 2002. A baby
sister for Stacey Elizabeth. Welcomed by proud grandparents Ray and Marcie
Harris, Holyrood and Murdelle Hall, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
HYNES - Tammy, Nick and big sister Brianna are thrilled to
announce the birth of their beautiful baby boy. Kyle Nicholas Hynes was
born on December 31, 2002, weighing 8 lbs. 8¼ oz. Proud
grandparents are Peg and Dick Costigan and Mike and Helen Hynes. Special thanks
to Dr. Kravitz for her excellent prenatal care. Also the doctors and nurses
in the caseroom. Mommy and Kyle would like to say a special thank you to Daddy
and Brianna for all their patience and support. We love you very much.
KING - Terry and Robyn (Eveleigh) happily announce the
safe arrival of their dear little boy, Regan Terence on December
26, 2002 at 12:28 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 12 oz. Delighted grandparents
are Sylvia and Tasker King, Mt. Pearl, Ada and Eric Eveleigh, Three Island
Pond, and great-grandmother Gladys Eveleigh, New Brunswick. Also welcoming
Regan are a large clan of aunts, uncles and cousins. Special thanks to Dr.
Lacelle, Dr. Gill and the obstetric nurses at the Women`s Health Centre.
Mommy, Daddy and Regan are enjoying their new life together.
LAMBERT - Meghan is a big sister! Rick, Dana (Porter) and
Meghan are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of Nicholas Christopher.
Nicholas was born December 2, weighing 10 lbs., 1 oz. Proud
grandparents, David & Shirley Porter of Mt. Pearl and Bob & Diane
Lambert of Paradise and great-grandma Beatrice Porter. Very special thanks
to Dr. Jeff White for all his outstanding pre-natal care and a safe delivery.
Mommy & Nicholas would especially like to thank Daddy, Nanny & Poppy
Porter & Tracy for all of their love & support before & after
Nicholas` arrival. Nicholas sends lots of love & kisses to Meghan for
being the best big sister.
McGRATH - Born to Randy and Sheri, Dec. 10, 2002, a precious daughter Monique
Catherine. First grandchild for Randy & Cathy McGrath of Shea Heights
and George & Mich Walsh. First great-grandchild for Mike McGrath of Shea
Heights and Ann Walsh of Airport Heights.
MOORES /WALTERS - Andrew Moores and Shelley Walters are
extremely pleased to announce the early arrival of their daughter, Emma
Diana Margaret, born on December 13, 2002 at 1:23
a.m., weighing 6 pounds 7 ounces. Proud grandparents are Keith and Diane
Walters of Clarenville and R. David and Norma Moores of Hr. Grace. Equally
proud great-grandparents are Clara Walters of Grand Bank, Norman Reynolds
of St. John`s and first-time great-grandparents Alec and Maysie Moores of
Hr. Grace. Special thanks to Dr. Johanne Lacelle, Nurses Lorna Kearney and
Karen Healy, ICU staff and the nursing staff on 5NB of the Health Sciences
Complex. Also, to our family and friends, your love and support is greatly
NEWELL - Paul and Chellé (Martin) announce the birth
of their beautiful baby girl, Emily Michelle, born December
7, 2002, weighing 7 lbs. 7 ozs. Thanks to Aunt Roseanne, Dr. Smith,
Dr. Roche and all the nursing staff.
PACE - David and Renée are delighted to announce
the safe arrival of their precious baby girl, Abbygale Marie,
born on December 27, 2002, 7 lbs. 6 oz. Proud grandparents
are Blanche and Michael Dyer of St. John`s, and Alan and Barbara Pace of
Sydney, Nova Scotia. Special thanks to Maria Afonso, Dr. Roche, Dr. Tennent
and the wonderful nurses of 5 NB and the caseroom for their support and special
PALMER - Ian and Lorna (McGrath) are proud to
announce the safe arrival of their first child, Kyle Vincent,
was born on December 6th, 2002 at the Baffin
Regional Hospital in Iqaluit, Nunavut, weighing 7 lbs 6 oz. Sharing in our
joy are family and friends in Newfoundland and New Brunswick.
PHILLIPS - Nathan and Adam are proud to announce the arrival of their new
baby brother, Joshua Robert. Joshua was born on December
3, 2002 at the Foothills
Hospital in Calgary, Alberta to Dave and Raquel Phillips (nee Boone). He
weighed 9 lbs. 4 oz. Proud grandparents are Earl and Melanie Boone of St.
John`s, and the late Cyril and Carmel Phillips of Colliers.
POWER - Lisa and Doug are delighted to announce the arrival
of their first child, a beautiful baby boy. Ryan John Power was
born at 8:44 a.m. on Friday, December 6, 2002, at the Women`s
Health Centre in St. John`s, weighing 7 lbs. 3½ ozs. Ryan is welcomed
by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Grandparents are Gerald and Jean Marks,
and watching from heaven, Jerry and Joan Power. Special thanks to Dr. Heidi
Kravitz, the nurses of 5NB and all the staff in the NICU. Ryan would like
to give an extra special thanks to "Aunt Grammie", Bernadette
Power, for all the wonderful care and support she gave to Mommy and me.
REID - Born to Paul and Andrea (Browne) on December
26, 2002, a precious baby girl, Kaitlyn Michelle,
weighing 4 lbs. 7.2 oz. Proud grandparents are Kevin and Bernie Browne
of Dunville and Harry and Eileen Reid of Norman`s Cove. Great-grandfather
Clarence Browne. Special thanks to Drs. Kum, Mossman and staff of WHC.
Thanks daddy for the excellent coaching.
RENOUF - Robert and Linda (Doran) Renouf are delighted
to announce the birth of their first child, Matthew Robert,
on December 30, 2002, weighing 8 lbs. 1 oz. Proud grandparents
Stephen and Jeanette Doran and great-grandmother Mary Doran, all of Outer
Cove and Nanny Jessie Renouf of Mt. Pearl. Watching from heaven above is
Poppy Dermot Renouf. Thanks to Dr. Kravitz and the nursing staff of the Caseroom
Ricketts - Born at the Health Science Centre December
19, 2002-12:56 p.m., a precious baby girl 8 lb., 4.5 oz. Proud
parents of Emily Marie are Todd and Charlene (nee White). Proud grandparents
are Stan and Barbara White and Ed and Lorna Ricketts of Stephenville. Also
great-grandparents Jack and Audrey Hewitt. A big welcome from your cousins
Andrew, Sara, Matthew, Taylor and Christopher.
ROLLS - Announcing the arrival of Keegan Alexander
Rolls! Born to Brian and Cheryl Rolls on Wednesday, December
18, 2002 at 2:33 am in Calgary, Alberta. This is the first grandchild
for Malcolm and Joan Rolls of Chance Cove, Trinity Bay, the second for
Bernice and Keith Kendall and the fourth for Marilyn and Charlie Cofield.
Uncle Byron, Aunt Carol, Uncle Rob and Big Cousin Kelli can`t wait to meet
the new addition.
SHEA - Rob and Rhonda (Joy), Kathleen and Ryan are thrilled to announce
the arrival of the newest addition to our family, a baby boy. John
Michael Shea was born December 2, 2002, weighing 9 lbs. 5 ozs. Proud grandparents
are Frank and Shirley Joy. Many thanks to nanny and granddad Shea who helped
out from heaven. Special thanks to Dr. O`Shea (for the third time) and the
caseroom nurses especially Tracey Carter, Diane Parsons and the nurses on
5 North B. Finally a big thank you to all our friends and family who have
been so supportive now and always. We are so lucky to have family and friends
like each of you!
SLADE - Paul, Tina (nee Rockwood) & big sister Jillian
are thrilled to announce the safe but speedy arrival of Joshua Mitchell on Dec.
15, 2002 at W.H.C., St. John`s, weighing 9 lbs. 4½ ozs. Proud
grandparents are Shirley & Gerald Rockwood, Hr. Grace, Laura & Harold
Slade, Salmon Cove. Thanks to Dr. Kravitz, caseroom staff, especially nurse
Beverly & staff of 5NB. Also special thanks to Daddy for his support
and for being such a great coach.
SLANEY - Lloyd and Jackie (Doran) are thrilled to announce
the birth of their first child, Ian Alexander, born December
8, 2002 at 12:52 a.m. Proud grandparents are Leo and Rose Slaney
of St. Lawrence, Steve and Jeanette Doran and great-grandmother Mary Doran
of Outer Cove. Also sharing in their joy are many family and friends.
SOOLEY / VICECONTI - Bobby, Jill and big sister Kristin welcome with love
the birth of our precious baby son and brother, 7 pound, 7 ounce Jack
on November 5, 2002, at 2:24 p.m. at South Nassau Community Hospital, Long
Island, New York. Best wishes come from family and friends in Canada and
STEELE - Look Who`s Here! A new little Bob Dylan fan for
Daddy has arrived and parents John and Darlene (Butler) couldn`t be happier! Eric
Raymond came into our lives and into our hearts on December
13, 2002 at the HSC, weighing 6 lbs., 8 oz. Sharing in our joy are
many special family and friends, and grandparents Harry and Catherine Steele
of Dartmouth, NS and Eric and Ida Butler of South River, NL. We would like
to thank Dr. Cherry Pike and her team, and nurse Lavina Madden for her care
and support, along with the wonderful nurses on 5NB. "Babies are
God`s way of saying the world should go on"
TENNENT/TRETTER - Katie & Chris announce the birth of their daughter,
Lucy Rose Kathleen, weighing 8 lbs. 2 oz. at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical
Centre, in Lebanon, New Hampshire on Dec. 20, 2002. Delighted grandparents
are Don and Kay Tennent and Charles & Anna Tretter of Dedham, Mass.,
Vinicombe / Cahill
WATTS - Renee and Ian proudly introduce their baby boy, LIAM
RONALD WATTS. He arrived at the Labrador Health Centre in Goose
Bay at 3:52 a.m. on December 22, 2002, weighing in at
a solid 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Liam is welcomed by: his Grandparents, Ronald
and Joyce Rowsell of Manuels, Ronald and Beatrice Watts of North West River,
Labrador and big sister Amy who was delighted to finally see and cuddle
him. A special thank-you goes to the staff at the Labrador Health Centre.
WHELAN/ PALFREY - A precious Christmas Gift has arrived
early and safe. Mommy, Daddy and big brother Jack are excited about the arrival
of little Luke. A little brother for Jack, and another precious
son for Mom, Dad. Born December 20, 2002 at the HSC, 5 lbs.
2.5 oz. Nanny/ Poppy "B" and Nanny/ Poppy Whelan also
share the joy of little Luke. Thanks so much for all your love and support.
A special thank you to Dr. Pat O`Shea, Dr. Tina Delaney and Dr. Crane, Donna,
Annie and Ruby at the F.A.U. for all your special care and love, and also
a special thank you to the caseroom team Joan and Margaret Ann, keep up the
good work. A special thank you to all extended family and friends and to
Poppy Palfrey in heaven for watching over us. Thanks for making it home in
time for the arrival Daddy. Love ya till the number ends. Good Luck on Wednesday
Wizzy, all our love and prayers.
Young / Ronayne
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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