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The Telegram Births
December 2002


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.
January 04, 2003

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 people.
February 07, 2003

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.
December 21, 2002

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.
December 07, 2002

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.
March 15, 2003

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.
January 20, 2003

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.
January 08, 2003

Gibbons / Daley
It is with great pleasure Roy Gibbons and Karen Daley announce the birth of their son, Rory Richard Gibbons, on Monday, December 16, 2002 at 5:34 pm at the Women's Health Centre in St. John's. Sharing in their joy are grandfather Cyril Gibbons of St. Vincents, and first-time grandparents, Richard and Gertie Daley of St. Joseph's, Salmonier. Also welcoming Rory are many aunts, uncles and cousins. Sincere thanks to the staff of the Women's Health Centre, Dr. Tennent and Dr. Penton for their excellent care.**

Gough / Kimball
Who said Friday the 13th is unlucky? Triplets again in the Gough Family! Proud parents, Mark and Sharon (Kimball), are happy to announce the arrival of Matthew, Alexander, and William, born Friday, December 13, 2002, at Ottawa, Ontario. Brothers and future bodyguards for big sister Emily, cousins for Ewan. Proud grandparents are Reg and Betty Kimball of Dartmouth, NS, Martin and Augusta Gough of St. Joseph's, NL.. Also welcoming the arrivals are uncles; Jim and Paul (Linda) Kimball, Karl Gough; aunts; Lisa Gough and Cecile (Steve) Barnes, who were also born on Friday the 13th.**

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 year.
December 07, 2002

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.
January 20, 2003

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.
January 25, 2003

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.
February 07, 2003

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.
February 16, 2003

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.
December 21, 2002

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 appreciated.
January 20, 2003

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.
January 20, 2003

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 care.
April 05, 2003

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.
January 27, 2003

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.
December 21, 2002

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.
February 28, 2003

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.
January 20, 2003

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 and 5NB.
January 25, 2003

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.
January 20, 2003

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.
January 20, 2003

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!
December 07, 2002

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.
January 20, 2003

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.
January 25, 2003

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 Michael, 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 U.S.
December 07, 2002

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"
January 20, 2003

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., U.S.A.
December 21, 2002

Vinicombe / Cahill
Born to Nick and Daphne (Cahill) on Christmas Day 2002, Noel John, weighing 7 lbs. 3 ozs.. Noel is welcomed by grandparents John and Blanche Cahill, aunts Judy (George), Lisa (Danny), uncles David and Scot and cousin Noah. Noel is closely watched from heaven by grandma and grandpa Vinicombe (Ruth and Noel) and also his treasured aunt Linda. Many thanks to Drs. Pugh, Gill and Dr. Farag, also nurses Regina McGrath and Lisa Madden. As Noel was the last baby born at the HSC on Christmas Day he was presented with a special Christmas Quilt from an anonymous gift bearer. Thank-you--It's beautiful!**

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.
January 25, 2003

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.
January 04, 2003

Young / Ronayne
Born to Trevor and Tina (Ronayne) on December 18, 2002, a precious baby boy, Landon Keith Martin, weighing 8 lbs. 14 ozs.. Proud first-time grandparents are Keith and Sadie Young and Muriel and Martin Ronayne, who is watching over Landon from heaven, and proud great-grandparents Doris Young and Monica Rossiter. Special aunts Tracy Ronayne (Jimmy), Lisa (John), Jillian, Krista Young and great-aunt Mary Puddicombe. Special relatives great aunts, great uncles and cousins, as well as special guardian angel great-grandparents watching over Landon. Special pet Jip. Genuine Thank-You to Dr. Kum, Dr. Crane and all the staff at the WHC, especially all the kind nurses for their hard work and support. A big Thank-You to our family and friends for their genuine support.**



Page Contributed by Barbara McGrath

**Contributed by Sandra Churchill

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

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