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The Telegram Births
December 2010



BOYD- Carla (Jones) & Baxter are delighted to announce the birth of their baby boy, Hunter Baxter, born December 19, 2010 at 12:19 p.m., weighing 7 lbs. 11 oz. Equally delighted with Hunter's arrival are first time grandparents Shirley & Ewen Jones, Shea Heights and Verbena & Edmund Boyd, Bridgeport. Also welcoming Hunter are great-grandparents Ida & Ford Bartlett, Bridgeport; Aunt Wendy, Fredericton and Uncle Jeremy, Fort McMurray. A special thanks to Drs. Strand and Potoczny for their excellent prenatal care and all of the case room and 5NB staff.

COOMBS - Stephen and Angie (Barron) and proud big sister Sarah are very happy to announce the safe arrival of their little angel, ANNA GRACE. The best Christmas present in the world. Anna arrived December 8, 2010, weighing 8 lbs. 6 oz. Celebrating Anna's arrival are proud grandparents Muriel Barron and Joe & Bobbie Coombs, special great-grandmother Annie Coombs; Uncle Joey and special cousin and godfather, William Tibbo. Special thanks to Dr. Cherry Pike and her surgical team as well as the case room staff and nurses of 5NB at the HSC for their exceptional care of Mommy and Baby. Watching over Anna always are special guardian angels, Poppy Barron and Aunt Ann Marie. Mommy would like to say a very special thank you to Daddy for taking such wonderful care of his girls! XO We love you XO

CRANE - "Miracles and magic and dreams come true cannot describe our joy. With radiant smiles and sparkling hearts, we welcome our little boy." SAMUEL STEVEN made an early appearance into the world on Sunday, December 19, 2010, at the Health Science Center, St. John's, weighing 6 lbs. 2 oz. Welcomed with love by first time parents Steven and Krista (Shave). Also celebrating are 11th time grandparents Ralph and Phyllis Crane of Upper Island Cove, 2nd time grandparents Sterling and Mildred Shave of Burin, great-grandmother Mary Shave of Burin, as well as Aunts, Uncles, family and friends. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped bring Samuel into our lives. We are truly blessed.

CULLETON - Adam, Melanie (O'Brien) and big brother Noah are thrilled to announce the birth of Thomas Mitchell Culleton. Thomas arrived on December 16, 2010 at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's at 1:56 am, weighing 6 lbs, 6 ozs. He is the third grandchild for Brian and Diane Culleton and the second grandson for Larry and Kim O'Brien. Thomas is one of many great-grandchildren for both Nora Hutchings and Charlotte O'Brien. Many thanks to the staff at the Health Sciences Centre for the excellent care and attention we received. Thank you to our family and friends for all your love and support.

EVANS - A precious Christmas gift for Mike, Karen (Tapper), big sisters Courtney and Morgan. Carter Michael James introduced himself six weeks early on December 13th, 2010, weighing 5 lbs. 11 ounces. A new little grandson for Ethel Tapper of Torbay and Gloria Evans and Les Morgan of Holyrood. A big thank you to Daddy, Courtney, Uncle Lucas and Aunt Shana for being there during the special event, and, of course, a great big thank you to Morgan who waited patiently at home for her little brother to arrive. A heartfelt thanks to the nursing staff of the NICU for watching over Carter during his stay in hospital. Two girls, we as parents are as proud as can be, a baby boy so innocent and sweet, now our family is complete.

FAGAN - Kris and Jessica and big brother Oliver are thrilled to announce the newest addition to our family. Baby girl Anna Renee Fagan was born in Calgary, Alberta on December 14, 2010, weighing 8 lbs. 9 ozs. Welcoming baby Anna is Grandpa Barrie Mill and wife Jean of Edmonton, Alberta, uncles Jason, Allan and Kevin, aunts Elaine and Meghan, cousin Noah, as well as a large circle of extended family and friends. Watching over Anna at all times is her Grandma Renee, Nan Sandra and Pop Pat. Many heartfelt thanks to the caring and supportive midwives at Birth Partnership who welcomed and delivered Anna into our arms!

GALGAY - Sean Galgay and Nicole Martin are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their son, Aidan Martin Galgay. Aidan was born on December 28, 2010 weighing 7 lbs. 10 ozs. at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The proud grandparents are Frank and Rosemary Galgay of St. John's and Larry and Hazel Martin of Halifax.

GRIFFIN- Very proud first time parents, Shawn and Nicole (Kelly), are thrilled to announce the birth of their precious baby girl, Paige Kellie, born on December 18th, 2010 at 1:02 am, weighing 7 lbs 11 oz. Welcoming Paige are proud Grandparents, Imelda Griffin and Thomas and Jean Kelly along with her aunts, uncles and cousins. Also, smiling down on Paige from heaven is her very own Guardian Angel, her Grandfather, John Griffin. Mommy and Paige would like to send a big thank you to Dr. Kennedy and all the nurses in the case room and especially to Daddy for all his love and support.

JOHNSEN - Finn, Nancy and big sister Zoe are thrilled to announce the birth of Anna Mary, born on Dec 18th, 2010, weighing 7 lbs. Anna is welcomed by proud grandparents Olav and Sue Johnsen of Nelson, BC and Earl and Mary Williams of Placentia along with a large circle of family and friends. Many thanks to Dr. Penton and Dr. Kravitz for their exceptional prenatal care and to our wonderful families for all your help and support.

KENNY/SEELEY- Santa added one more name to his list this year! Gerard Kenny and Heather Seeley are proud to announce the early arrival of their son, William Michael Kenny on December 23, 2010, weighing in at 8 lbs. 8 oz. Welcoming William are proud first time grandparents Bill and Vi Seeley and Len and Molly Kenny, as well as Aunt Jean Marie and doggie friend Rosey. Many thanks to the caseroom staff, Drs. Cook, O'Grady and Splinter and our wonderful family doctor, Michelle Young. The biggest miracles really do come in the smallest packages.

KIRKLAND - Very proud first time parents, Andrew and Jandi (Pardy), are thrilled to announce the birth of their precious baby girl, Leah Elizabeth, born on December 29, 2010, at 12:33 a.m., weighing 2 lbs. 8 ozs. at the HSC, St. John's. Celebrating her arrival are proud grandparents Randy and Evelyn Pardy (Bonavista), Jim Kirkland (St. John's) and Glenda Kirkegaard (Stavanger, Norway). Leah has already stolen the hearts of Aunt Dena (Brian), Uncle Jason (Collette), cousins Brianna and Madison. Also welcoming Leah are great-grandmothers Pauline Fifield and Beatrice Pardy, and great-grandfather James Kirkland. A very heartfelt thank you to Dr. Tilley and Dr. Kennedy for their exceptional pre-natal care, Dr. Healey and Dr. Ryan for a safe delivery and to all the amazing staff of the case room and 5NB at the HSC, especially the nurses in the NICU for their loving care. Mommy would also like to thank Daddy for the endless love, support and encouragement that he gave throughout her pregnancy, delivery and every day since.
"From the top of her head, To the toes on her feet, Our new little girl, Has made our lives complete."

MITCHELL - Jill and Colby are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their beautiful baby boy. Reid Elias, born on December 30, 2010 at 10:25 p.m. and weighing in at 7 lbs. 14 1/2 oz. Welcoming Reid are proud grandparents Karen and Lloyd Lee, Sheila and Clare Mitchell. Great-grandparents Fronie and Arthur Ralph, Edna and Wesley Mitchell, and two special cousins Zachary and Ashlee Newman. Special thanks to Dr. Strand for prenatal care and to Dr. Kravitz and all the nurses in the case room for their care and support, especially Judy and Stacy. Also to Daddy and Nanny Lee for their love and support during the delivery!

NEWELL - A Little Brother for Paige!!!! Cindy (nee Hunt) and Rudy are happy to announce the safe arrival of Jeremy Austin Newell - Born December 14, 2010 at HSC in St. John's, weighing 8 lbs. 13 oz. Proud Grandparents are Doris Gillingham (Fraser - now deceased - but Poppy G. was delighted to have had the opportunity to meet Jeremy); Kevin Hunt and Marion Butler; Judy and Ed Newell. Also welcoming Jeremy are his Great-Grandmothers Hilda Carberry and Elizabeth Rumsey and a large circle of Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Cindy and Rudy extend special thanks to friends and family; Dr. Gill and his team and the nurses at 5NB.

O'GRADY/DONOVAN- Christmas came a little early! Emma Rose is so excited to announce the birth of her baby brother Liam Patrick Donovan. Son of Donna O'Grady and Bill Donovan, sweet Liam was born December 9, 2010, weighing 7 lbs. and 4 ozs. Welcoming Liam with much love are his grandparents Bill and Molly Donovan and Jim and Madonna O'Grady. Liam is also welcomed by a large circle of family and friends including special cousins Dylan, Marshall, Billy, Amanda, Sophie, and Norah. Thank you to Dr. Pike, Dr. Seviour, Dr. O'Leary, Dr. Ting and all the case room staff for the safe arrival of Liam. A special thank you to the nurses on 5NB for your exceptional care during our hospital stay.

PARSONS/COX - Proud first-time parents Richard and Alicia are overjoyed to announce the birth of their beautiful baby boy RILEY NORMAN DONALD PARSONS. Riley was born on December 28th, 2010 at 3:12 am., weighing 8 lbs. 5 ozs. Delighted first time grandparents are Sheila Turpin (Donald Coates) and Norman Cox along with second time grandparents Richard and Theresa Parsons. Also sharing the joy are Riley's great-grandfather Augustus Turpin and great-grandmother Helen Parsons, his aunts Denise, Charlene and Bobbi Jo, and cousin Evan, along with a large circle of family, extended family and friends. A very heartfelt thank you to Dr. Colleen Cook and Dr. Johanne Lacelle for their exceptional pre-natal care, to Dr. Erica Fowler and case room nurses Beverly and Megan for a safe delivery along with the rest of the case room team and to all the amazing staff of 5 North B at the HSC. Welcome Riley! We love you!!!
"Before you were conceived I wanted you. Before you were born I loved you. Before you were here an hour I would die for you. This is the miracle of life." - Maureen Hawkins

PIKE/CLARKE - Proud first-time parents, Suzanne and Malcom are overjoyed to announce the birth of their beautiful baby boy, Grayson Malcom Clarke. Grayson was born on December 29, 2010 in Kitchener, ON, weighing 8 lbs. 5 ozs. Welcoming him with love are grandparents Carol and Geoffrey Pike (Middle Cove, NF) and Lynda and Malcom Clarke (Kitchener, ON). We welcome him with open arms and hearts.

POWER - Brian and Jackie Power wish to announce to their Newfoundland friends and relatives the birth of their first child, William Peyton, on December 19, 2010. Peyton lives with mom and dad in Houston, Texas where he is also close to grandparents Daylis and Jan Karowski, Uncle Jan and family and Aunt Jessica and family. Farther away but close by Skype are first-time Nana Gail, Poppy Brian and Aunt Shelby Power. It is Poppy Power's fault for the lateness of the announcement. Peyton, as you can see in the photo taken three months ago, is a beautiful, healthy and happy baby, but is saddened by the recent defeat of the Montreal Canadiens. Peyton's first visit to St. John's will be sometime in 2011 and it will be a party.

QUIGLEY- Craig and Neala (Devereaux) are ecstatic to announce the arrival of their first child, CADEN NEIL PATRICK QUIGLEY! Santa brought an extra special present on December 24th, 2010. Weighing in at 8 lbs exactly, Caden is the first grandchild for both families! He is welcomed with much love and anticipation by Neil and Lorraine Devereaux of Trepassey and Paddy and Mary Quigley of Torbay. Also, anxiously awaiting his arrival are his aunts and uncles; Lesley and Billy Walsh, Marc Devereaux, Joey and Jennifer Quigley and Paddy Quigley Jr. in addition to great-grandmother Ruth Quigley. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Colleen Cook for her excellent pre-natal care, Drs.Gill and Hartman and the entire case room staff for Caden's safe delivery. A very special thank you to Nurse Maria Aylward of 5 North B for her exceptional care during our extended hospital stay. Finally, mommy and Caden would like to thank Daddy for being so supportive. We are truly blessed!

SHORT - Christa, Stephen and big brother Brady would like to announce the arrival of Brooklyn Paige born December 8, 2010 at the HSC, weighing 5lbs. 14 ozs. Proud grandparents are Derek and Marie Short and Michael and Elizabeth McGrath. Thank you to Dr. Colleen Cook and Claire Barber for a safe delivery and to case room nurses Leisa and Cathy. Mommy would also like to thank her co-workers on 5NB for taking such good care of her and Brooklyn!

STANFORD - Proud first-time parents Scott and April (nee Ryan ) are overjoyed to announce the birth of their beautiful baby boy, Ryan Adam Stanford. Ryan was born at the HSC December 30th, 2010 at 7:59 a.m., weighing 7 lbs 10 & 3∕4 oz. Delighted first time grandparents are Derrick and Kathy Ryan, Liz Stanford (Gerry Humphry) and Pat Stanford. Also sharing the joy are Great-grandparents, Leone & Richard Ryan, his aunts Julie Ryan & Jackie Stanford. Along with a large circle of extended family. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Colleen Cook and Dr. Pat O'Shea for their exceptional Pre-natal care, to Drs. Mayo & Kennedy, case room nurses and all the wonderful nurses of 5 North B. Welcome to the World Ryan!

TILLEY - Mark and Megan (Tonn) are delighted to announce the birth of their twins. Andrew Robert Franklyn, weighing 4 lbs. 8 ozs. and Ava Joanne, weighing 5 lbs. 3 ozs. were born December 23rd, 2010 at the IWK Hospital in Halifax. Proud grandparents are Bob and Val Tilley of Mount Pearl and Karl and Joanne Tonn of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Also welcoming Andrew and Ava are great-grandmother Helen Tilley, Uncle Chris, Aunts Alison & Jennifer, and Cousins Ben and Sam.



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