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The Telegram Births
December 2008


Abbott - IT'S A BOY! Looking forward to the excitement and fun, announcing the birth of our wonderful son! Gillian (Russell), Chris Abbott and big sister Courtney are thrilled to announce the arrival of their handsome son, Matthew Jack Christopher Russell, born on December 3, 2008 at 10:05 p.m., weighing 7 lbs. 7 ozs. Matthew is welcomed with lots of love by his grandparents David and Carole Anne Russell and Melvin and Emma Abbott, aunts, uncles, cousins Bradley, Logan and Connor and extended family and friends. Thanks to Dr. Parsons and Dr. House for their prenatal care, to Dr. White and Dr. Murphy for a safe delivery and to all the nurses in the case room and on 5NB (you are all amazing). Special thanks to our families for all the extra help and support they have given us, and to our Big Helper Courtney for always wanting to lend a hand with Matthew and giving him lots of hugs and kisses. Matthew and Mommy would also like to thank Daddy for his continued love and support and for taking such wonderful care of both of us throughout the pregnancy, during delivery and afterwards. We love you very much.

ABDULKARIM - Soran and Dilween are pleased to announce the arrival of their beautiful baby boy, LAWAND, born on December 3, 2008 at 11:27 a.m. and weighed 5 lbs. 13 ozs. Very delighted grandparents are Nisreen, Jamil, Alia and Salah. Special thanks to Dr. T. Strand, Dr. J. White, Dr. S. Murphy, Ms Dawn McLean, all the case room staff and Obstetrics ward staff.

ANGELOPOULOS - Christina (Gibbons), John and big canine brother Oscar are thrilled to announce the arrival of Sophie Rose on December 28, 2008, weighing 6 lbs. 10 oz. Welcoming Sophie are grandparents Beverley and Brian Gibbons and Lorraine and Jim Angelopoulos. Also welcoming Sophie are Aunt Jennifer, Uncle Craig and cousin Lauren (Ottawa, ON); Uncle Greg, Aunt Denise and cousin Kate; and Uncle Spiro. Thank you to Dr. Gill, Dr. Mercer and Dr. Badrudin for the safe delivery of Sophie. Also, special thanks to case room nurses Sheila, Tammy, Joan, Bev, Lisa and Heather - you are all an amazing group of nurses. Thank you to Corrine Bursey, we really appreciate all you did for us. A very special thank you to Dr. Sarah Healey, to whom we are forever grateful.

ANGELOPOULOS - Katherine (Kate) Grace Mary Angelopoulos!!! Kate was born on December 22, 2008, to proud parents Greg and Denise (O'Keefe). Special birthday wishes from Mommy and Daddy, grandparents Dennis and Grace O'Keefe and Jim and Lorraine Angelopoulos, Aunt Carolyn and Uncle Tim, Uncle John and Aunt Christina, Uncle Spee, Uncle Paul and special cousin Sophie!!!

BOLT/RIDEOUT - Congratulations to Wade Bolt and Melanie Rideout on the birth of their baby boy, Brayden Nicholas, weighing 7 lbs. 5 ozs., on Dec 21, 2008. Kisses and hugs from brothers Nathan and Noah. Love from proud grandparents Jerome and MaDonna Bolt - Gary and Hilda Rideout.

BRACE-CRASWELL - Heidi, Jeff & big Brother Zachary are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of Cameron Jeffrey on December 19, 2008 at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Charlottetown. Sharing in the excitement are grandparents Ken & Sheila Brace, Donnie & Ruth Craswell.

CALLAHAN - Amy Lacie - I was born on December 13, 2008 at 10:17 in the morning, weighing seven pounds 12 ounces; a week late, but better late than never! I have so many people to thank: my mom and dad - Stephanie Barron and Brian Callahan - for making me; their moms and dads, for making them: Bill and Daphne Callahan, and Christina Reid and Arch Barron; my big sister Brianna, for loving me; plus all the smiling and careful nurses and doctors at the Janeway. And to my new family: I love you, too.

CHAULK - Brian and Carroll (Smith) are pleased to announce the much anticipated arrival of their first child, a beautiful baby boy, Elliston Brian Walter - born December 6, 2008 at 3:39 a.m., weighing 8 ns., 6 oz. Welcomed by proud grandparents Rick and Donna Chaulk and Larry and Shirley Smith, as well as great-grandparents William and Anne Frost and Bessie Goodall; Aunt Megan and Uncle Todd Mouland; Uncle Greg Hardy, and Godparents Roger Coffey and Jessica Morrison. Also welcomed with love and adoration by his special Great-Aunts: Diane Smith, Major Violet Chaulk, Beryl Power, Dale Frost-Layton, and Minnie Dalton; Great Uncle Kenn Ryan, and by a very large circle of family and friends. Elliston, Mommy and Daddy would like to thank the nurses and doctors of the HSC Case Room for baby's safe arrival, and to Dr. Whitty and to Dr. Pike for their prenatal care. Elliston extends extra special thanks to Lori Lawlor for helping him find his way into the world. Much love and gratitude.

COLLETT - Brayden, Stefen and their Mommy and Daddy, Sonya (nee Pottle)and Bradley are so happy to finally meet Leewin Bradley, the newest member of their growing family. Leewin was delivered in just a few minutes at 1:18 a.m. on December 9, 2008. He weighed 7 lbs. 14 ozs. and measured 20 inches. Ready to unwrap the first gift of Christmas were Grandparents Stanley and Lee Pottle, Uncle Stanley, Auntie Leanne and cousins Maleaha, Emmerson, and Adia. Grandparents Bruce and Molly Collett, Uncle Blake, Aunt Tammy and cousin Shane, and Aunt Melanie also waited for the Christmas bundle! Our sincerest appreciation and thanks to Dr. Erica Howse for her help throughout Sonya's pregnancy as well as the assistance of Dr. Karen Splinter, Jessica Fry, Megan Beck and all the staff of the case room and 5NB at the HSC. A special thank you to our wonderful friends and families for their love, support and gifts for Leewin

CONNORS - Greg, Jane (Hamilton) aand big sister Maria are pleased to announce the arrival of Sarah Elizabeth on December 17th, 2008, weighing 6 lbs. 3 ozs. Welcoming Sarah are grandparents Greg and Barb Connors and Michael and Ruth Harrington. Special thanks to Drs. Healey and Pike for their prenatal care.

DALZIEL - Alexander Dalziel and Tina Casey announce the birth of a healthy daughter, Emery Patricia, weighing 6 pounds 7 ounces on 26 December, 2008 in Ottawa at the Montfort Hospital. Wilfred and Elizabeth Casey of St. John's and John Dalziel of Dartmouth, NS are the proud grandparents. Tina and Alex would like to the nurses and doctors at the Montfort for helping to bring Emery safely into the world, and family and friends for their love and support.

EMBERLEY - David, Michelle (MacDonald) and big brother Peter are happy to announce the safe arrival of Harry George. Harry was born at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Center on December 8, 2008 and weighed 9 lbs 6 oz. Proud grandparents are Georgina MacDonald of St. John's and Charles and Fronie Emberley of Mt. Pearl. "Our family is complete!"

FAGAN - Proud big sister Ella, along with parents Cory & Joanne (Eddy) would like to announce the birth of a beautiful baby boy, Liam Robert Kevin, born in Newmarket, Ontario on December 24th, 2008 at 9:15 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 15 ozs. Welcoming Liam are grandparents Robert and Rosemary Eddy, Cynthia Whalen and Kevin Fagan (St. John's). Special thanks to Dr. Mantay and all the staff at Southlake Hospital. A very special thanks to all our family for their love and support.

FLEMING - Ron, Tammy and big sister Hale are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of McKenna Abigail born December 18, 2009, at 10:14 am weighing 6.14. Welcoming McKenna are grandparents June and Dolores Hawco, Pat and Genevieve Fleming and Great-grandmother, Bridget Hawco, all of Torbay. McKenna is also welcomed by her aunts, uncles and cousins! A special thank you to Doctors Ripley, Strand and Caines.

HANDFORD/LIPPA - Gavin Handford and Eliza-Jane Lippa are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Rowan Geoffrey Handford. Born on Saturday, Dec. 6, Saint Nicholas Day, 10:54 pm, at St. Peter's Hospital, 7 lbs. 5 oz., in Chertsey, Surrey, England. Proud grandparents are Nora & Dominic Lippa of St. John's, and the late Geoffrey Handford and Carol Savage of London, England.

HARVEY - Stephen Harvey and Roxanne Scott welcome the best Christmas gift to date. Born on December 24, 2008, weighing 7 lbs. 1 oz., Mitchell James Michael Harvey is an exciting addition to our family. Proud grandparents are Mike and Patsy Scott and Jim and Florence Harvey, both of St. John's.

HICKEY - David & Sheri are proud to announce the arrival of their first child Dylan Wayne born December 16, 2008 at 10:36 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 6.5 oz. Welcoming Dylan are first time grandparents Maureen Neville & George Hatfield of Placentia & grandparents Patrick and Beverley Hickey of Dunville, as well as aunts, uncles, family & friends. Thank you to staff at the Health Sciences Center as well to Daddy for his love & support.

HOLLOWAY - Brad and Wanda Lee (Greening) are very pleased to announce the birth of Ann Marie Joyce on December 24, 2008 in Calgary, AB. Ann Marie arrived on Christmas Eve at 9:40 p.m., weighing 7 lbs. 13 ozs. What a Christmas Gift! Congratulations from proud graqndparents Ann and Ashwell Greening and Marie and Carl Holloway of Lethbridge, NL. Best wishes from all family and friends in Newfoundland.

HUNT - Emma Jane Hunt was welcomed into the world in St. John's on December 21st, 2008. Her parents, Stephen Hunt and Monica Kidd, can't believe their good fortune. (Her grandparents, Bruce and Christine Hunt of St. John's and Sam and Gwen Kidd of Elnora, Alberta are pretty happy too!) Special thanks to Dr. Heidi Kravitz, midwife Robyn Beaudry, Dr. Andrew Major, Dr. Anne Drover, and all of their respective teams, for the excellent care.

MARCH/CONNOLLY - Baby Abigayle Charlotte arrived just in time for Christmas! Mommy Christine and Daddy Jason welcomed their beautiful little girl on December 17, 2008, weighing just 5 lbs 14 oz. Also welcoming little Abby are her Nanny and Poppy Pat and Wayne Connolly in Torbay, her Nanny Wavie March, Poppy Freeman Baker, and Great-Nanny Charlotte Baker in Random Island, her big brother Lucas in Hickman's Harbour, and lots of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Special thanks to Drs Lacelle and Murphy for their wonderful prenatal care, Dr. Howse for a safe delivery and all the nurses of 5NB.

MARTIN/FRIZZELL - Welcoming Victoria Elizabeth are first time parents Jamie and Tanya. Their bundle of joy was born on December 2, 2008 at 1:13 a.m. weighing 10 lbs. 2 oz. Also welcoming Victoria are second time grandparents Willie and Betty Frizzell of Burnt Cove and first time grandparents Bob Martin of Flatrock and Ruby Oldford of Musgravetown. Victoria was also welcomed by special cousin Ryan. Mommy and Victoria would like to say a special thank you to Charlene and Kay in the case room and the nurses and staff of 5NB for their great care and a special thank you to Auntie Amanda, Mommy is also saying a special thank you to Daddy for his care and patience during her pregnancy.

MERCER/HALLERAN - Greg & Peggy Sue are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their first child, Noah Graham Mercer, born December 10, 2008, weighing 6 lbs. 13 ozs. Welcoming are very proud grandparents Charlotte & Eddie Halleran, Patricia Mercer and watching from heaven the late Graham Mercer. Thank yous to Dr. Pike and Dr. Bartellas for the safe delivery and all the nurses of 5NB, especially nurse Kay Tobin

MURPHY-KING - Christian, with great pride would like to introduce the early but safe arrival of his brother Cayden Daniel John born Dec 9/08 @ 5:56 a.m. weighing in at 6 lbs. 1 oz. Proud parents are Sandra Murphy and Norm King. Second grandson for Barb and Chris Murphy. Third grandson for Norm and Linda King. Second nephew for godmother Karen Murphy. Third nephew for Godfather Christopher King and second nephew for uncle Shawn King. Heartfelt thanks to Dr Eric Howse, who went above and beyond to take care of mommy and Cayden before and after the birth.

PAYNE/SLANEY - Angie and Cory, and big brother Jack are proud to announce the birth of Sophie Leigh Slaney at the HSC, St. John's, on December 29, 2008, weighing 5 lbs. 15 ozs. Sophie is the first granddaughter for Leona Payne and Hughie Decker of Rocky Harbour and Bill and Loretta Slaney of Dunville. Also welcoming Sophie are great-grandparents Allan Payne of Rocky Harbour, Jean Mitchell of Steady Brook, and Loretta Slaney of Gambo. Great-grandmother Annie Payne is smiling down on Sophie from heaven. Special thanks to Dr. Lacelle for her excellent pre-natal care and speedy delivery. Thanks also to Dr. Badrudin, case room nurses Tammy and the two Reginas, and the staff of 5NB. Jack would like to say thank you to Aunt Lisa for looking after him while Mommy was in hospital.

SMITH/JANES - Dana Smith and Craig Janes are thrilled to announce the arrival of their beautiful baby boy, David Nicholas Janes, born on December 17, 2008 at 11:41 pm, weighing 7 lbs. 11 oz. Welcoming David are loving grandparents Frances Smith and Pat and Harold Janes as well as great-grandmothers Rita Butler and Lilly Janes. Also welcoming David are a large circle of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Erica House for her wonderful prenatal care and for a speedy delivery, as well as case room nurse, Lisa, OR staff and the nurses and staff of 5NB. Mommy and David want to say an extra special thank you to Daddy for taking such good care of us and for all his love and support. xoxoxo

TEE - Tonia and Elliott are thrilled to announce the arrival of baby boy, Isaac Patrick, born December 16th, 2008 at 5:42 a.m., weighing 7 pounds 3 ounces. He is welcomed with much love by his grandparents John and Loretta Tee, Marilyn Collins, Clem Crawley, and extra proud great-grandmother Anita Halleran. We are eternally grateful to all our family and friends for your continued love, support and encouragement.

WALSH - Glenn and Florence (Lushman-Walsh) are delighted to announce the birth of their first child, a beautiful baby girl, Mia Katherine Faith. Mia was born on Thursday, December 4, 2008, at 4:50 p.m. weighing 8 lbs. 13 ozs. Proud grandparents are Bill and Kitty Lushman, along with Agnes Walsh. We know that Grandpa Edward Walsh is smiling down from heaven. Mia is welcomed by a large circle of family and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Healey, Dr. Kravitz, Dr. Cook and the nurses and staff at the HSC.

WALSH/HAWE - Proud parents Sheldon Walsh and Jessica Hawe are pleased to announce the arroival of their beautiful baby girl, Emily Michelle Walsh, born on December 22, 2008 at 12:31a.m. in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, weighing 6 lbs. 6 ozs. Emily is also warmly welcomed by four loving grandparents: Michael and Jessie Hawe of Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Melvin and Mary Walsh of Colliers, Uncle Michael Hawe Jr., as well as a large circle of family and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Rawluk, and the doctors and nurses at the Labrador Health Centre, as well as the doctors and nurses at the Janeway.


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