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The Telegram Births
December 2007


BAMBRICK/LANGDON - Just in time for Christmas! Jim, Nicole and big brother Dylan are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their adorable baby boy, Jackson Nicholas, born December 14, 2007 at 9:24 a.m., weighing 6 lbs. 15 ozs. Also welcoming Jackson are proud grandparents Jim and Shirley Bambrick and Daisy Langdon, as well as a large circle of family and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Sheilagh McGrath and Dr. Erica Howse for their exceptional prenatal care and to the doctors and nurses of the caseroom and 5NB.

BANNISTER - Jerry, Patti (nee Ryan) and big brother Peter are thrilled to announce the birth of their precious boy, Ryan Gerald, born December 4, 2007 at the IWK Hospital, Halifax, weighing 7 lbs. 5 oz. Ryan is welcomed by proud grandparents Anthony and Margaret Ryan and Gerald and Marina Bannister, as well as great-grandmothers Lucy Stamp and Joyce Chipman. We would like to thank Drs. MacDougall and Van den Hof and the nursing staff of the IWK for their exceptional care.

BARRINGTON- Patrick and Stacey (Lane) are thrilled to announce the early arrival of their little angel, Owen Gabriel. Owen arrived on Wednesday, December 26th, 2007 at 10:22 a.m., weighing 7 lbs., 15¾ oz. What a wonderful Boxing Day surprise! Welcoming Owen are first time grandparents, Terry and Yvonne Lane, third time grandparents, John and Kay Barrington and great-grandmothers Erma Robinson and Marie Barrington. Owen is loved so much already by his cousins, Anna and Jack, uncles and aunts - especially first time Auntie Erin and canine brother, Oliver! A big thank you to Dr. O’Shea, for his superb prenatal care and safe delivery. We’d also like to say thank you to case room nurse/coach Krista Power, as well as the nurses and care workers of 5NB. Mommy and Owen would like to thank Daddy for being the best. We love you so much! XOXO.

BARTLETT/SUMMERS- Reed and Nancy are delighted to announce the birth of their beautiful daughter Belle Grace Bartlett. Belle was born 2:12 p.m., Wednesday December 5th, 2007, weighing 6 pounds, 9½ ounces. Belle is welcomed by her proud grandparents Jim and Gloria Bartlett, Boyd and Elaine Summers and great-grandmother Agnes Summers. As well, her excited aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A special heartfelt thank you to the case room staff, especially Lisa and Bev “who really do understand” and were fantastic. Also, Dr. Kum for his excellent prenatal care and the staff of 5NB. Thank you to our many family and friends who have helped us welcome our greatest joy to the world.

BEST/GEAR- Andrew and Jenny are thrilled to announce the birth of their beautiful daughter, Maren Pearl Best, 7 lbs., 5 oz., born Friday morning, December 7th, 2007 in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Baby Maren is welcomed with love by proud grandparents Ralph and Margaret Best, and Stephen and Marilyn Gear as well as four delighted great-grandparents Elsie Best, Elizabeth Walsh, Maxwell and Mary Winsor, and two ecstatic new aunts, Erin Best and Angie Gear. With radiant smiles and sparkling hearts we welcome our new addition, baby Maren.

BRIDSON- Mary and John of St. Philip's are thrilled to announce the happy and healthy arrival of twin grandchildren on December 22, 2007, in Vancouver. Robert and Rowena Silver Bridson are the proud, and busy, parents of Arthur Samuel (6 lbs. 13 oz.) and Eleanor Sophia (7 lbs. 6 oz.), who are also welcomed with delight by big brothers Jonathan and Elliot, grandparents Amira and Harvey Silver in Richmond, B.C., Aunty Jessica, Uncle Craig and cousin Euan in Ottawa.

BUECHLER/MULROONEY- Robert and Lori are thrilled to announce that Mary Elizabeth has a new little sister, Anna Grace, born at St. John Medical Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Another beautiful granddaughter for Joe and Patricia Mulrooney of St. John’s and Mrs. Wanda and the late Col. T. Bruce Buechler of Witchita Falls, Texas.
(Date published - December 3, 2007)

CONWAY/TAPPER- Annette and Colleen thank God for the early, but safe, arrival of their son, Quinn Tapper Conway, born on December 11, 2007 at 6:05 a.m. weighing 4 lbs. 5 oz. Welcoming Quinn are proud grandparents Noel and Sandra Conway and Gen Tapper. Poppy Tapper is watching over him from heaven. We would especially like to thank Dr. Donald and Kay Tennent, Dr. Sarah Healey and nurses, Heather and Darlene for helping make our miracle come true. We would also like to thank the staff of the MFAU, especially Sue, Pat and Bev, and the case room staff, especially Dr. Carpenter, Dr. Thiessen, Lisa Patten and Dr. Kum for a safe delivery. A very special thanks to Denise Maher for her super coaching and encouragement during delivery and to Sarah and Olive and all the staff of the NICU for their exceptional care and to Santa, who made our Christmas with his visit to the NICU on Christmas Eve. You are all amazing at what you do. To all our family and friends, a very heartfelt thanks for all your support and love, especially to the elves who cut and delivered our Christmas tree, decorated our home and kept our driveway ploughed.

CORNICK- An early Christmas present. George and Jolee are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of Jack Vincent born Monday, December 17, 2007 at 11:14 p.m., weighing 6 lbs. 14 ounces. Jack is the first grandchild for Don & Irene Ash of Portugal Cove and fourth grandchild for George and Mary Cornick of St. John’s. Special thank you to Dr. Lacelle for her exceptional prenatal care and safe delivery. Also thank you to the nurses of 5 North B and the nurses in the case room, especially Jessica. Mommy and Jack would like to say a very special thank you to Daddy for his love and support during the pregnancy & his excellent coaching, and to Aunt Angie for staying with Mommy and Daddy during the deliver.

DALTON- Jake & Stefanie (nee Stanley) are delighted to announce the early arrival of their baby boy Kip Stanley on Thursday, December 6th, 2007 at 5:12 p.m., weighing 5 lbs. 7 oz. Grandparents Gil & Marie Dalton and Bill and Meri Stanley are over the moon! Uncle Greg Dalton and Auntie Vanessa Stanley can't wait to spoil him! Kip spent 2 weeks at Burnaby Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Burnaby, BC, where Jake & Stefanie live. He came home healthy and happy just in time for Christmas. Thanks to everyone from home who sent their good wishes and love our way.

DAVIS – Jason, Jennifer (nee Marsh), and big brother Noah are thrilled to announce the arrival of little sister Liza Jessie, born on December 22, 2007 at Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary, AB.  Liza is welcomed by proud grandparents Arthur and Eileen Marsh ( St. John's), and Thomas and Marjorie Davis (Topsail), along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  Liza and family celebrated her Christening at home in Newfoundland on April 6th.  Thanks again to Bishop Edward Marsh for making this occasion so special.**

DOWDEN/HYNES - Stephanie and Rod are thrilled to announce the arrival of their newest little angel, Isabella Brianne, born Saturday, December 15th, 2007, weighing 7 lbs. 7 ozs. A new baby sister for an anxious Emma Jane! A first grandchild for Nana Ann Hynes, and an eighth grandchild for Nanny Penny Dowden. Isabella is very blessed to have two guardian angels, Poppy Dowden and Poppy Hynes, who were looking down on her to ensure a healthy and happy arrival into the world. Thank-you! Mommy and Daddy would like to thank Dr. M. Penton, and Dr. T. Strand for their wonderful pre-natal care, the case room nurses; Margaret-Ann, Mona, and Lorna for their coaching, and patience during Mommy's labor, Dr. Erica Fowler, and Dr. Kravitz for Isabella's safe and speedy delivery, and a special thank-you to nurse Joy of 5NB for her wisdom, advice and guidance during Mommy’s hospital stay. Mommy and Isabella would also like the thank Auntie Kelly, Nana Hynes, Nanny Dowden, Aunt Kim and Uncle Mike for taking such good care of Emma Jane, and a big thank you to Daddy for all his help, love and support.

FAULKNER/LUFFMAN- Congratulations to the new parents Bradley A. Luffman and Tonya Z. Faulkner. Tonya gave birth to a beautiful little baby boy, Nathan Wade Curtis on December 11, 2007 at 3:15 am, born at the Royal Alex Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. He weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz. Their son is a symbol of happiness and new beginnings. This loving new family would like to send home lots of big hugs to the grandparents, god-parents, great-grandmother, Uncle Kerney, Wade H. Thorne’s family, and their close friends and family members. Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Gosse - Kaitlyn and Kyle are very excited to announce the arrival of their new baby sister, Kasey Renee. Born to pround parents Jody and Janice (Martin) on December 8, 2007 in Windsor, Ontario, weighing 9lbs. 2oz. Proud Grandparents are Bill and Lorna Martin of St. John's and Mary Kaye Gosse of Toronto. A very special thank you to Aunt Sherri and Brett who came from St. John's and took good care of us while Mommy was in the hospital. We can't wait to bring Kasey to St. John's to meet all our family and friends. We love you and miss you all!!

HANCOCK- Derrick and Janet (Ledwell) are thrilled to announce the birth of their little miracle, Caden Patrick, born Saturday, December 15, 2007 at 12:22 p.m., weighing 8 lbs. 3 oz. Caden is welcomed by proud grandparents Pat and Rose Ledwell, Torbay and Wilson and Christine Hancock, St. John’s. Also welcoming Caden are his great-grandparents, Kevin and Bridie Power, Logy Bay and Robert Ledwell, Calvert; aunts and uncles - Keith and Colleen Ledwell, Mark and Angela Ledwell, Melissa Hancock and Nick Pender, and Andrew Hancock and one very excited special cousin Katherine Ledwell, as well as many great aunts and uncles. Thank you to Dr. Johanne Lacelle, Dr. Atamjtt Gill, Dr. Samantha Collins, Dr. Joan Crane and Dr. Suryakant Shah. A very special thank you to all the wonderful nurses who have touched our lives with their support and dedication especially Caden’s three angels in the MFAU, Patricia, Sue and Bev, there is a reason you do what you do. Caden would like to say a special thank you to Poppy Ledwell for going with Mommy to every appointment and never once complaining!

HARDY – Jack Henry Starkes was born December 21, 2007, weighing 7 lbs. 15 oz. Welcoming him are proud parents Jonathan and Yvette and grandparents Dr. Jon and Barbara Hardy and Angus and Sandra Morgan. Special thanks to the staff of the Carbonear Hospital.**

HAYWARD- Tim and Sheri (Sturge) are tickled pink to announce the arrival of their precious baby girl, Chloe Maisie on December 19, 2007 at 5:31 p.m., weighing 7 lbs. 11 oz. Welcoming Chloe are proud grandparents Heber Sturge, Daisy Hayward (Jerry Kelly) and Calvin Hayward. Also welcoming Chloe are very excited Aunt Cheryl (Uncle Adam) and Uncle Jeremy, along with many family and friends. A heartfelt thank you to the doctors and nurses for the safe arrival of Chloe. Especially remembered at this happy time is Nanny Maisie Sturge, who would be so proud of her first granddaughter, we know Chloe has her very own special angel!

IVANY“To love, spoil, cuddle, and adore. That’s what little girls are for.” Jeff and Crista (nee Meaney) welcome with love, their precious baby girl, Lilly Michelle Ivany, born Monday, December 17, 2007, at 11:24 a.m., weighing 5 lbs. 14.5 ozs. Celebrating her safe arrival are proud grandparents Basil and Cookie Meaney and Yvonne Ivany, great-grandmothers Violet Bishop and Shirley Martin, aunts Jennifer Meaney and Lynette Ivany, along with a large circle of friends and family. Special thanks to Dr. Gile, Dr. Mercer, Dr. Strand, Dr. Halley, case room staff especially nurse Robin and the nurses of 5NB. An extra special thank you to Daddy from Mommy and Lilly for your love and support during the pregnancy and delivery.

JACKSON- Derrick and Roxane (Drover) are overjoyed to announce the birth of their own little miracle. Chloe Erica Kathryn was born on Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at 6:59 p.m., weighing 8 lbs. 9 oz. Chloe’s birth was eagerly awaited by her grandparents, Ellen and Alexander Jackson of Cavendish and Evelyn and Bob Batten of Heart’s Delight-Islington, and her Aunts and Uncles, Pam and Robert Cranford, Glenn Jackson, and Rona and Tom O’Rielly, and also by her cousins Ryan Cranford and Laura, Kathryn and Scott O’Rielly. Looking down from heaven was Chloe’s own angel - her Poppy Llewellyn Drover. A heartfelt Thank You to Mommy’s co-workers on 5NA and 5NB and the caseroom. Special thanks to Daddy for being a tower of strength and Mommy’s friend Gail Dawe for her unfailing friendship and encouragement. Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for Dr. Erica Howse for her pre-natal care and delivery and to nurses Heather Shute-Noel and Robyn Beaudry for their support of Mommy while she was in the caseroom.

KILFOIL/MILLS- Oscar, along with his parents Gerry and Donna, is pleased to introduce his precious new sister: Aliya Sabine Kilfoil. Born in Almaty, Kazakhstan in 2005, Aliya arrived home in July. Proud grandparents are Gerald and Anna Kilfoil and Tom and Marjorie Mills. We are especially thankful to family and friends for their support and love provided throughout our journey to Aliya.
(Date published - December 3, 2007)

LAWLOR- Liam Kevin Michael Lawlor. Stephanie and Stephen Lawlor are overjoyed to announce the arrival of their first child, a beautiful baby boy. Liam Kevin Michael was born at the Health Sciences Center on Friday, December 28, 2007, at 8:55 p.m., weighing 9 lbs. 7½ ozs. Proud first time grandparents are Myra and Kevin Young, and Diane and Mike Lawlor, both of Bay Roberts. Proud first time great-grandparents are Flora Yetman, Bay Roberts and Lorraine and Clayton Anthony, Clarke’s Beach. Liam is also welcomed by his Aunt Stephanie, Uncle Trevor, and a large number of family and friends. A special thank you to Dr. Colleen Kirby and Dr. Tim Strand for their excellent prenatal care, to Dr. Brown for a safe delivery, as well as the staff of the case room and 5 North B.

MANNING - Tony Manning and Trina Appleby are proud parents of daughter Katherine (Kathy) Lynne Manning, born 6:07 a.m. December 11th, 2007, weighing 8 lbs., 2 oz. Kathy is welcomed by loving grandparents Paul & Lana Manning, Jerry & Ella Appleby, and families.

MARTIN- Steve & Karen are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their daughter, Eve Annie, on December 2, 2007, weighing 6 lbs. 4 ozs. Welcoming Eve are Big Brother Ben, Nanny & Poppy Martin and Nannie & Poppy Selkirk. Special thanks to Dr. Colleen Cook and the nursing staff for their exceptional work.

MASSEY - It’s a boy! Eoghan Joseph Blair Massey, born at 2:14 a.m. December 22, 2007 to Erin (Bradbury) and Kevin Massey of St. John’s, weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces. First grandchild for Blair and Marion Bradbury of St. John’s and 15th for Joseph and Angela Massey of Dublin, Ireland. First great-grandchild for Eileen Bradbury of St. John’s. Also welcoming Eoghan are aunts and uncles in St. John’s, Ireland and New Zealand. Special thanks to Dr. Heidi Kravitz, Lisa Patten, and the nurses of the caseroom and 5 North B, Health Sciences Centre.

MATHEW - Naveen Mathew, along with his parents Paul and Jasmine (Wadhwa), would like to introduce his new baby sister, Maya Jasmine Mathew to the world. She was born on December 27, 2007 at St. Joseph's Health Centre, London, Ontario, weighing 7 lbs. 4 oz. Extremely proud great-grandmother Darshan K. Wadhwa (Beeji) and grandparents Annamma & K.P. Mathew, and Jasbir and Ramendra Wadhwa welcome this precious addition to the family. Also welcoming Maya are proud uncles Birender, Kanwar and Chris.

McGRATH- Jason and Jolanna are proud to announce the arrival of their bundle of joy, baby boy Samuel Wynn McGrath, born on Dec. 5th, 2007 at 4:58 pm weighing 8lbs 4 oz. Welcoming Samuel are proud grandparents Loretta Corcoran, Stan and Theresa McGrath and Jim and Peggy Browne, as well as a large circle of family and friends, and loving dog Tashie as well. A special thank-you to the excellent caseroom staff, especially Tracy and Millesent, and Dr. Erica Howse for a safe delivery.

NOSEWORTHY/GARDINER- Born to Brian and Susan their first child, a son, Theo Eli Randolph on December 21, 2007 weighing 7 lbs. 7 oz. Our heartfelt thanks to Doctors Healy and O’Grady and the wonderful staff of the case room and NICU.

PAYNE- “A wonderful gift, so precious and sweet. Our hearts are full, our lives complete.” Chris & Leigh-Ann Payne are proud to announce the birth of their first child, a baby girl, Jazmyn Cheryl Payne. Born December 24, 2007 at 2:32 a.m., weighing 7 lbs., 13 oz. Welcomed by loving family and friends, especially grandparents Thomas and Cheryl Byrne, Cecil and Cheryl Cooper, Derek Payne and Joan Norman. Our deepest gratitude to Dr. Pike and the case room and obstetrics staff for the safe arrival and care of our little princess.

PEDDLE- Lawrence and Jenny Peddle of Red Deer, AB (formerly of Tilton & Whitbourne, NL) are thrilled to announce the birth of their son Trey Lawrence Jerome born December 8, 2007 weighing 9 lbs. 5 ozs. Proud grandparents are Grace Smith and Linda & Jerome Peddle. Also happy with the new addition are big sister Tegan and Mow & Pacey. Mom and Baby are doing awesome, Dad is still recovering

PHILPOTT- Tom and Margaret Philpott are delighted to announce the birth of their first grandchild, Stella Mulhern Philpott, born on December 28, 2007 at the New Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, to their son Tony and his wife Sheila Mulhern. Thrilled also with Stella’s arrival are first-time grandparents Cathy and Bob Bolter, Mike Mulhern and Kate Emerson of Ontario.

POWER – Ian and Ashley (Harvey) are delighted to announce the arrival of their baby boy, Cameron Francis. Cameron was born on December 10, 2007, weighing 3 lbs 1 oz, in Calgary, Alberta.  Welcoming Cameron are first time grandparents Rick and Judy Harvey (St. John's, NL), and fourth time grandparents Frank and Elizabeth Power (Newmarket , ON).**

RIDEOUT HAMPTON – Lyle & Cavell are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, Nathaniel Jacob on December 22, 2007. Nathaniel is the 3rd grandchild for Freeman & Leona Rideout (Seal Cove, Fortune Bay), 2nd for Stan & Pearl Hampton (St. John’s) and is the 31st great-grandchild for Myrtle Hampton. Nathaniel is also welcomed by aunties, uncles, cousins and friends, including “grandparents” Jeff & Dodie Wilcox. Many thanks to staff at the Women’s Health Centre, especially to Dr. Strand, Dr. House and Nurse Millie. Mommy and Daddy are so pleased to have their precious Little One.

SCOTT – Bobby, Colleen, big brother Reegan and big sister Robyn are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of Ryan Albert. Ryan was born on December 5, 2007, at 2:19 a.m., weighing in at 6 lbs. 7 ozs. Special thanks to all family and all staff at Women’s Health Center.

STRONG– Robert and Jennifer (Gollop) are delighted to announce the birth of their precious baby girl, Maggie Lynn. Maggie was born Wednesday, December 5th 2007 at 5:30 a.m., weighing 6 lbs., ½ oz. Welcoming Maggie with love are proud first time grandparents Bruce and Pat Strong and Jim and Maisie Gollop as well as excited aunts and uncles Philip and Nicole and Darrin and Penny and canine brother Jake! Thank you to all our family and friends for their love, gifts and kind wishes. A very special thank you to Daddy from Mommy and Maggie for all your love and support.

THORNE- John and Tamara (Dobbin) announce the birth of their second son, Liam Patrick, at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, on December 29, 2007. A little brother for Owen. Happy to be grandparents again are, Bertha Thorne, St. John’s, (Regrettably Poppa Joe passed away on October 17th 2007), Jean and Albert Dobbin, Moncton, New Brunswick. Another great-grandson for 104 year old Paddy McCarthy of Renews.

WARREN – Brian and Maria are thrilled to announce the early arrival of identical twin girls. Markeisa Geraldyn and Maleika Gianelle Warren were born 4 months early on December 20th, 2007. After spending some time in the NICU at Toronto Sick Kids Hospital, Markeisa and Maleika are now at home with Mommy and Daddy. Celebrating their arrival are first time grandmother Theresa (Tess) Warren and grandparents Demetrio and Elisa Cabida. Also, keeping a close eye on the girls from Heaven is Grampy Gerry Warren. A heartfelt thank-you to all the doctors and nurses for their wonderful care of the Warren family.

WISEMAN-BAMBURY- Jason, Crystal and big brother Keghan are thrilled to announce the early arrival of their beautiful little angel, Ava Crystal, born on December 3, 2007 at 10:18 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 14 ozs. A big thank you to Dr. Lacelle for her super prenatal care and a special thank you to Dr. Kum, Dr. Carpenter and case room nurses for a safe delivery.

YOUDEN - Greg and Heather (Regular) are proud to announce the arrival of Mark Patrick on December 12, 2007 at 1:26 pm, weighing 7 lbs. 4oz. Welcoming Mark are extremely proud Grandparents Don and Pat Regular of Harbour Grace and Doug and Mary Youden of St. John’s. Mark is also welcomed by Great-Grandmothers Goldie Sheppard and Hazel Regular along with many other family and friends. A sincere thank you to Dr. Kravitz and the case room and obstetrics staff at the HSC for the safe arrival and care of little Mark.


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