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The Telegram Births
December 1999


Abbott / Ghent
Colin and Michelle (nee Ghent) are blessed with the most precious Christmas gift, a beautiful baby boy, Joel Benjamin, born December 30, 1999 weighing 10 lbs. 1 oz.. Proud grandparents Arthur and Shirley Ghent and Mabel Abbott and watching over him from heaven, Poppy Gordon. Thanks to Dr. Kum, and his team, as well as the fourth and second floor nurses and the NICU nurses at the Grace Hospital. Special thanks to Daddy and Aunt Valerie for being great coaches.

Abbott / Keefe
Harry and Brenda (Keefe) are delighted to announce the birth of their first child, Jacob Allan, born on December 16, 1999, weighing 8 lbs. 4.8 ozs.. Proud grandparents are Jacob and Violet Abbott, St. John's, and Allan and Mary Keefe (Fogo Island). Special thanks to Dr. Pike and Dr. Kwa and all the great nurses on the 2nd and 4th Floors of the Grace Hospital.

Bavis / Squires
Ron and Heather thank God for their second daughter, Hannah Deborah Squires Bavis, born December 20, 1999. Big sister Allie chose Hannah's name. Proud grandparents are Ron and Patsy Bavis, Paradise, Bill and Joan Squires, Sibley's Cove. Great-grandparents are Tom Bavis and Margaret, Beatrice Evans and Susie Squires. Special thanks to Aunt Gail for caring for Allie. Thanks also to Grace Hospital staff.

Braun / Jackson
Jeff and Sally are pleased to announce the arrival of their daughter, Willow Grace, born December 31, 1999, weighing 7 lbs. 1 oz.. A new granddaughter for Helen and Larry Jackson, and Winnifred Braun. A new niece for Jill and Bob Merko and Kris and Paul Rathbone. Special thanks to Drs., Lacelle and Pugh and to Lavina, Beverly and Lynda in the case room.

Dave and Bonnie (nee Brophy) of Petersburg, Illinois are proud to announce the birth of their son John William, born December 2, 1999, weighing 7 lb. 3½ ozs.  Welcomed home by big brothers Joshua (3½) and Jacob (2).  John is the fourth grandchild for George William and Triffie Brentnall, Fort McMurray and the 12th grandchild for Mary and the late John (Kevin) Brophy, Fermeuse.

Burke / Williams
The perfect Christmas gift! Craig, Lynette (nee Williams) and big brother Kyle are thrilled to announce the anxiously awaited, safe arrival of Ryan Alexander Clarence at the Ottawa Hospital-General Campus on December 2, 1999 at 1:12 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 6 oz.. We are so thankful for such a perfect, healthy, baby boy. Proud grandparents are Clarence and Lorraine Williams and Mrs. Eleanor Burke. Our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Dr. Sharon Grainger, caseroom nurses and combined care unit staff. Special thanks, love and kisses from Mommy and Ryan to Daddy for all his support. Daddy is thrilled to have yet another Leaf's Fan!!!

Jim and Joann are delighted to announce the arrival of the perfect Christmas gift. Ian Nicholas Albert, weighing 8 pounds was born at 11:35 a.m. on December 25, 1999. Heartfelt thanks to the OBS nursing staff of James Peyton Memorial Hospital for their support and care. Special thanks to Doctors Gabriel, Matthews, Yousef and Darcy for their help.

Crane / Yetman
Wade and Marlene (nee Yetman) are thrilled to announce the arrival of their first child, Laura Chorine Emma, born on December 10, 1999 at 8:51 p.m., weighing 9 lbs. 2 oz.. Proud grandparents are Fred and Chorine Yetman, Bay Roberts and Walter and Emmie Crane, Upper Island Cove. Proud great-grandmother Effie Petten, Port de Grave. Special thanks to Drs. Will, Soccio, Kamra, Kwa and Butler, caseroom nurses Christine and Lisa and all the caseroom, neo-natal intensive care and second floor staff. Very special thanks to Dr. Terry O'Grady and Heather Rees for their years of care and support.

Sarah Jessica
was born December 10, 1999, to happy parents Tom and Karen Davis, and to proud older brother, Jacob .  Jessie would like to thank Dr. Jim Dunne, Dr. Pat Roche, the case room staff, the second floor nursing staff, and especially Karen Fanning, Dr. Steve Will and Dr. Terry O'Grady.

Davis / Currie
Donna Davis and Rob Currie welcome with love their beautiful daughter, Margaret Mary Davis Currrie, born December 17th, 1999 in Halifax, NS. Proud grandparents are maternal grandmother Joan, of St. John's and paternal grandparents Bob and Ellen Marie of Miramichi, NB. Thanks to generous family and friends who attended the baby shower and to all who sent gifts and warm wishes.

Ruth, Roger and big sister Amy are delighted to announce the safe arrival of John Gordon, born December 5, 1999 weighing in at 7 lbs. 11 oz..  Special thanks to Dr. Pat O'Shea and caseroom nurse Margaret Ann Dooling.

Donahue / Monk
Announcing the early arrival of Baby Donahue!  Seamus Kevin was born to proud first-time parents, Kevin and Laura at 1:04 a.m., December 16, 1999 at the Grace General.  Also welcoming baby are proud grandparents, Tom and Sheila Donahue and Carl and Audrey Monk.

Dwyer / McGrath
Kyran, and Anne (nee McGrath) thank God for the safe arrival of their daughter, Emily Anne, born December 23, 1999, weighing 6 lbs. 2 oz.. Proud grandparents are Bill and Bernadette McGrath, St. John's and Gertrude Dwyer, Tilting. Special thanks to the staff of the caseroom and second floor of the Grace Hospital, and to Dr. Johanne Lacelle.

Fagan / Lear
Jerry and Tammy (Lear) are delighted to announce the birth of their first child, Mitchell Gerald, weighing 6 lbs. 11 oz. on December 10, 1999 at Gray Nuns Hospital, Edmonton.  Proud first-time grandparents are Wayne and  Paula Fagan and Betty and John Lear, also proud first-time uncle; David Fagan (Tammy Dawe) and Perry Lear. 

Mommy and Daddy (Juanita and David) are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their first precious little boy. Christian Nathaniel Follett was born on December 29, 1999 at 8:44 p.m. weighting 7 lbs 12½ ounces. We would like to thank Dr. Will and Dr. Dill, as well as all the caring nurses in the N.I.C.U. and on the second floor. Special thanks to Dr. Bartellas for making all this possible.

Gibbons / Zwack
Ross and Lisa (Zwack) of Grand Prairie, Alberta, proudly announce the birth of their first child, a precious baby girl, Sara Helen, weighing 6 lbs, Wednesday, December 1, 1999 at Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Grand Prairie. Sara is the third grandchild for Leonard and Evelyn Gibbons, St. Vincent's, and Alma Beaudoin and Gary Zwack, Edmonton.  A little cousin for Nathan and Lucas, St. John's and Jessica and Tayler, Edmonton. 

Goulding / Mooney
Stephen, Ellen and big sister Kathleen are pleased to announce the arrival their beautiful daughter and little sister Rachel Ellen Goulding.  Rachel was born on December 2, 1999, weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces, at the Grace General Hospital in St. John's.  Proud grandparents are Maude Goulding and the late Allan Goulding of Gander and Ellen Mooney and the late Arnold Mooney of Branch.  Also welcoming Rachel are a large number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Hand / Stewart - Bill and Margo (nee Stewart) are proud to announce the arrival of Graham's baby brother, Mitchell Scott.  Born on December, 8, 1999 at 8:40 am, weighing 8 lbs. Thrilled grandparents for the second time are Bill and Lestra Stewart, and for the 28th time Alice and the late J.B.Hand.  Thanks to Dr. Don Tennent for arriving before Mitchell and to Dr. Steve Walker for his continuing care and friendship.

A Perfect Christmas Miracle. Born to Danny and Karen Hanlon, December 13, 1999, a beautiful and precious son, Sheldon Daniel Hanlon.  "Unto us God gave a son, the answer to a 14 year prayer".

Harris / Pink
Claudia and Gerry are ecstatic. They wish to announce the arrival of their first child, a precious little boy, Gerald Claude. Our little man arrived December 16th, 1999, at 6:57 pm., weighing 6 lbs. 9 ozs. Proud grandparents for the 2nd time are Claude and Barbara Pink, Mount Pearl and 1st time David and Alice Harris, Goose Bay. First time great-grandparents are Rev. Harvey and Pansey Harris, Shoal Harbour, and Mrs. Hilda Short of Port aux Basques, whom was called to God's garden shortly after Gerald's arrival. Also, smiling down from heaven is special cousin Christopher. Special thanks to Nanny Pink, whose guidance and special care for mommy was invaluable.. She helped mommy through her pregnancy and never left her side until after my arrival, which was really cool. Just ask Nanny! If I ever play hockey, I know who I want my coach to be. Sincere thanks to Dr. Joan Crane and team, and Dr. Jeff White for their excellent support and care.

Hounsell / Stead
Dwayne and Leah (Stead) are proud to announce the arrival of their precious baby boy, Nicholas Gerald, born on December 28, 1999, weighing 8 pounds 2½ ounces. Proud grandparents Sandy and Maisie Hounsell, Margaret Stead and the late Gerald Stead. We would like to extend our thanks to Dr. Bob Miller, Dr. Heidi Kravitz and all the nursing and medical staff of the caseroom and second floor Grace Hospital.

Kennedy / Flaherty
On December 10, 1999 the Kennedy and Flaherty Families were blessed with the early Christmas gift with the arrival of their first granddaughter, Katherine Marie.  Katherine Marie was born to John (Johnny) and Pauline at Oakville Memorial Hospital, Oakville, Ontario, weighing in at 8 pounds.  Welcome comes from very proud grandparents Jimmy and Edna Flaherty, John and Marg Kennedy; and great-grandmother Mrs. Frances Duggan; aunt Tina and cousin Andrew; uncle Michael; aunt Denise and uncle Tony and cousin Nicholas, aunt Deanne and uncle Gerald.  Special thanks to Nanny Edna and Poppy John for being there for the special event.  Merry Christmas everyone!

Kennedy / Murray
Born to Frank and Cecilia on December 1, 1999, and beautiful baby boy, George Murray, weighing 7 lbs. 14 oz..  Proud grandparents are Edward and Kay Murray and Viola Kennedy.  Special thanks to Aunt Kathy R.N., Regina McGrath R.N., Dr. Verge and Dr. Tennent and all case room and second floor staff that the Grace General Hospital.

Lambert / Vey
Conrad and Roxanne (Vey) are very proud to announce the safe arrival of their first child, a precious baby boy, Noah Gordon John, weighing 8 lbs. 9½ ounces. He arrived December 27, 1999 at the Grace General Hospital. Special thanks to Dr. Bartellas, Dr. Healey, Dr. Forward, Regina McGrath RN, Claudette Smith RN and Aunt Daisy.

Lush / Miller
Nikki (Lush) and Rodney of Portugal Cove, along with big brothers Spencer and Sebastian announce the new movie version of "My Three Sons"Skyler Nicolas arrived December 9, 1999, 12:23 P.M., 8 lbs. 15¾ ozs..  Special thanks to Dr. Cherry Pike, Dr. Elizabeth Mate and Lorna Kearney.

Mahoney / Whiffen
John and Leslie Ann are thrilled to announce the arrival of their first child, John Nicholas.  Born December 11th, 1999 at 2:05 A.M., weighing 9 lbs. 10 oz..  Excited grandparents are Pat and Shelia Whiffen and John and Carmel Mahoney.  Mommy sends special thanks to Dr. Pike for assisting with John Nicholas'  arrival and especially for Daddy's love and support through it all.

Making / Marshall
A Special Christmas Gift for Sandra and Don, a beautiful baby girl, Kylie Anne, born December 15, 1999 at 4:04 p.m., weighing 8 lbs 9½ ozs. Second grandchild for Frank and Gerarda Making and 19th grandchild for Ellen Marshall. Proud great-grandmothers; Annie Kielly and Marion Making. Very special thank you to Dr. Roche, caseroom nurse Annette and all the staff at the Grace Hospital.

Malone / Nash
Paddy and Marlene (Nash) are thrilled to announce the birth of their handsome son. Aaron James Joseph was born on December 6, 1999, 6:27 p.m., weighing 9 lbs. 3 oz..  Grandparents are Joseph and Lena Nash, Branch, S.M.B. and the late James and Patricia Malone, Logy Bay.  Special thank you to Dr. Kravitz for excellent prenatal care and at the second and fourth floors, Grace General Hospital. 

Leeann and Phillip are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their first child, Lindsey Kelly, born on December 6, 1999, weighing 9 lbs. 2 oz.. Proud grandparents are Eleanor and Winston Melbourne, Donna and Bill Sullivan, and Florence Manning, with Poppy Kevin beaming his blessing from heaven. Special thanks to Dr. Jeff White, nurses June Cousens and Margaret Crocker. Extra special thanks to Daddy for his love and support.

March /Jones
Trevor, Nancy and big brother Nathan are proud to announce the arrival of Adam Stephen Gerald. Adam arrived at 2:16 a.m. on December 25, 1999, weighing 9 lbs. 14 oz.. The March's, along with grandparents Gary and Karen Jones and Wayne and Fayne March, would like to thank nurses Charlene and Evelyn, and Dr. Singh for a safe delivery.

Newhook / Kipnis
Michele and Evan announce the birth of Gabriel (Gabe) Rhys Kipnis, weighing 8 lbs. 4 oz. at 3:03 a.m. on December 2, 1999, a brother for Zev. Proud grandparents are Norman and Pam Kipnis and Ed and Marion Newhook. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Tennent and Healey. Special thanks to caseroom nurse Lorna Kearney and to the entire nursing staff on the second and fourth floors of the Grace Hospital for their wonderful help and care.

Newhook / Noseworthy
Roy, Denise and Big Sister Tiffany are proud to announce the arrival of the Cassie Jade, on December 29, 1999, weighing 5 lbs. 11 oz.. Proud grandparents are Hubert and Mona Noseworthy of Chapel Arm and Frank and Gladys Newhook of Long Cove. Thank you to Dr. Crane and the nurses. A special thank you to Dr. Patey.

Noseworthy/ O'Connell
Santa has brought an early Christmas Gift this year to proud parents Derek and Laura (nee O'Connell). Nathan James was born on Dec.14, 1999 at 9: 14 a.m., weighing 8 lbs.. Proud grandparents are Rick and Brenda Noseworthy and Mike and Sylvia O'Connell. Also welcoming Nathan are uncles Mike,Stephen, and Adam and aunt Lori. Special thanks to Dr. Cherry Pike, Dr. Maureen Dunne and the nurses at the Grace Hospital.

O'Leary / Bouchereau
JoAnne and Richard are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their precious baby girl. Catherine Marie Bouchereau was born December 30, 1999 at 8:05 a.m., weighing 6 lbs. 13 oz. in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Catherine is anxious to meet her special cousin Erin Sullivan. Proud grandparents are William and Mary O'Leary (St. John's) and Richard and June Bouchereau (Louisiana).

O'Neill / Hussey
Santa has come early! On December 17, 1999 at 5:37 A.M. (two weeks early) a precious little angel was born to Todd and Tracy (nee Hussey) Noah Bernard O'Neill tipped the scales at 8 lbs. 1 oz..  Noah is the second grandchild for elated grandmother Joan O'Neill and the sixth grandchild to very proud grandparents Linda and Maxwell Hussey.  Also welcoming Noah with joy are great-grandmother, Margaret Hussey and uncles Mike, Derrick, Todd and Scot; aunts Cindy and Sandra and cousins Kayla, Kristen, Tyler, Sam, Emily and Briana.  Looking down from heaven, Noah is blessed with two special Guardian Angels, Poppy O'Neill (Bernard) and great-grandmother Sarah Brophy.  Thanks to Dr.'s Pike and Singh, caseroom nurses, especially Joan.  Mommy and Noah would especially like to thank Daddy for his exceptional support and coaching before and during delivery. 

Power /Critch
Jim and Dianne (Critch) are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their first child, Joel Patrick, born on December 20, 1999, weighing 7 lbs. 14 oz. at the British Columbia Womens Hospital in Vancouver. Proud grandparents are Olive and Jim Critch and Clare and Ted Power of St. John's.

Roache / Jackson
Shirley and Wayne are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Keisha Margaret, born at 5:03, December 9, 1999, weighing 6 lbs 9 ozs. Proud grandparents are Theresa and the late Herbert Jackson, Alfred and Mary Roche. Special thanks to Dr. Heidi Kravitz and the caseroom nurses.

Sedwick / Parsons
Arrived fashionably late to John and Lisa Sedwick (nee Parsons), Vermont, on December 2, 1999, a beautiful baby daughter, Alliah Rian.  First grandchild for Shirley Peddle, Norm Parsons, Irene Sedwick and the late Chester Sedwick of Pennsylvania.  Tenth grandchild for Mariam Peddle. Welcome Alliah, we can't wait to see you.

Squires / Pugh
Daina (nee Pugh), Ron and Adam are thrilled to announce the arrival of Jacob Matthew, on December 19, 1999 at 6:29 p.m., 8 lbs. 8 oz.. Third grandchild for Brett Pugh (and the late Helen Pugh) and his wife Helena; second for John and Beverly Squires. Great-grandparents Elizabeth Young, Nova Scotia, and Phyllis Squires. Special thanks to Michelle Randell, fourth floor Grace.

Stoyles / Earle
Kimberly and Jerry are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Riley Cameron at the Grace Hospital on December 26, 1999, at 8:15 P.M., weighting 7 pounds 2 ounces. Mom, Dad and Riley would like to thank the case room nurses Joan and Sue, Drs. C. Pike, A. Tennent, Badrudin and Cooper. Thanks to the staff of the second floor. Special thank you to Dr. P. Roche for her months of care and attention; and Mommy would especially like to thank Daddy for all his love, patience and support.

Sullivan / French
Olivia's little sister is here! Joe, Karen (French), and Olivia thank God for the safe arrival of Lauren Alexandra, born December 28, 1999 at 11:52 p.m., weighing 9 pounds 9½ ounces. Proud grandparents, Joe and Vivian Sullivan, Riverhead, Harbour Grace, and Bert French, Bay Roberts. Watching over Lauren from heaven is grandmother Elizabeth French. Great-grandmothers, Dorothy Butt, Harbour Grace and Bridget Sullivan, Riverhead. Special thanks to Dr.'s Pike, Kravitz and Pugh, caseroom nurse Margaret Ann and our very caring family and friends.

Tavenor / Duke
Elliott and Anne (Duke) are very happy to announce the safe arrival of their beautiful baby boy. A most precious Christmas miracle. Jacob Elliott was born on December 21, 1999 at The Red Deer Regional Hospital, weighing in at 8 lbs.. Proud first-time grandparents John and Mary Alice Duke, second grandchild for Gord and Marie Tavenor of Mount Pearl. Family and friends anxiously await Jacob's arrival to Newfoundland in March.

Tibbs / Hannon
David and Kerry (Hannon) and big sister Katie are thrilled to announce the early arrival of Emily Rose on December 18, 1999, weighting 8 lbs. 3 oz.. Proud grandparents are Nanny and Poppy Hannon and Nanny Tibbs. Thanks to Dr. Roche and caseroom nurses Regina and June. Mommy, Katie and Emily want to thank Daddy for being a great coach and being the best Dad in the whole world.

Wall / Wells
Jeff and Ruth (Wells) are pleased to announce the arrival of the Luke Jeffrey, on December 21, 1999 at 3:20 p.m. at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre, Grand Falls-Windsor, weighing 9 lbs 5¼ ozs. Proud grandparents are Jim and Rosemary Wall of Grand Falls-Windsor and Harold and Eunice Wells of Botwood. Special thanks to Dr. Bruce Dalton, Dr. Torraville, Dr. Cheryan, Dr. Bruce and the nursing staff of 4B for their excellent care.

Walsh / O'Driscoll
Emily is excited to announce the birth of her sister, Sarah Irene, born December 15, 1999, weighing 6 lbs. 10 oz.. Equally excited are her parents, Andy and Christina; grandparents Charlie and Peggy O'Driscoll, Margaret Walsh; great-grandmother, Irene Oates: and watching over Sarah from heaven, Walter Walsh. A sincere thank you to Dr. Annette McCarthy for excellent care.

Warren / Tilley
It's a boy!  Wayne and Gwen (Tilley) are proud to announce the safe arrival of their second son, Benjamin Gordon on Monday, December 6, 1999 at the Victoria Hospital, Westminster Campus, London, Ontario, weighing in at 8 lbs. 11 oz...  Proud grandparents are Gordon and Ruth Warren of Mount Pearl and Clyde and Goldwyn Tilley of London, Ontario.  A little brother for Matthew Wayne. 

Whiffen / McCormick
Jackie (McCormick) and Joe Whiffen are pleased to announce the arrival of their third beautiful baby daughter, Natalie Cynthia.  Natalie's sisters  Catherine and Maria are also thrilled by her arrival. Natalie was born December 2, 1999 at 11:41 p.m., weighing 8 lbs. 2 oz..  Proud grandparents are Patrick and Elizabeth McCormick and Alexander and Rosemary Whiffen.  We would like to thank Dr. Kravitz and the nursing staff at the Grace General Hospital. 

Whitten / Miller

Hello, my name is Nicholas Ryan, sleepy and hungry. Son of Kerry and Cheryl (Miller), living in Paradise. I was born at the Grace General Hospital, December 24, 1999, 6:12 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 14¾ ozs.. Sharing in my joyous arrival are grandparents Florence and Douglas Whitten (Mount Pearl), Frazer and Shirley Miller (Chamberlains); great-grandparents; Myrtle Whalen (Foxtrap), Harold Miller (Bell Island) and my only Aunt Heather Miller. My parents and I would like to extend a special thanks to all the nursing staff, on the 4th and 2nd Floors for their patience and friendly assistance. I'd also like to thank my Doc, Dr. Elizabeth Bannister, she put my Dad and Mom at ease. It can't be easy being parents for the first time, but I'm getting them to adjust quite well now.



Page contributed by Sandra Churchill

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

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