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The Telegram Births
January 2008


ABBOTT - Doug and Joanne (nee Harris) are thrilled to announce the arrival of their precious daughter, Raya Christine Belle, born on January 28, 2008 at 0947 hours, weighing 8 lbs. 8 oz. Mommy wishes to thank Daddy and Grandma for being excellent coaches. Many family and friends welcome Raya to the world including great-grandfather Tony Gosine, grandparents Charles and Christine Harris, Harvey Abbott and Anna Arnold, Uncles Eddie Abbott (& Lisa), Paul Abbott (& CaroleAnn), Tony Harris (& Molly), and Aunt Suzette Sidsworth (& Brian). For those who Mommy and Daddy hold with dearest memories, especially Grandmother Eleanor Follett, they will now watch over Raya as guardian angels. Recognition must also be given to Drs. Kirby and Strand for diligently following Mommy prenatally. Proud parents also wish to thank case room nurses Karen, Bev, Regina, Jessica and Lorna, Dr. Kravitz, Dr. Bandrudin, and Dr. Carpenter, NICU team members, family friend Lisa and Mommy’s fellow RT Trish, and the staff of 5NB.
Every perfect gift is from above
James 1:17

ADAMS– Born to Stephen and Stephanie (Monteith) in Ottawa on January 7, 2008 a beautiful daughter Sara Christian weighing 8 lbs 2 oz; a little sister for William. Proud grandparents are Charles & Isabel Adams of Harbour Grace. Also sharing in their joy is great-grandfather Heber Noel of Mount Pearl.

BREEN - New parents, Seamus and Erin (Hudson) are delighted to announce the arrival of their precious baby boy, Gavin James, born on January 14th, 2008 at 12:35 p.m., weighing 8 lbs. 2 ozs. Gavin is welcomed by proud grandparents Bill and Janet Hudson, and John and Eleanor Breen, great-grandmothers - Rita Hudson and Katherine Breen, as well as Aunt Kelly Breen, Mark Hiscock, Aunt Jill and Uncle Chris Goodyear of Fredericton, N.B., and loving nephews Alex, Ben and Michael Goodyear. Special thanks to Dr. Kum for his exceptional pre-natal care and Gavin’s safe delivery. Also, many thanks to all the case room and obstetrical staff at the HSC especially Dr. Caines, Robin Beaudry and Tracy Carter. To all our family, friends and neighbors, thank-you for your kindness and support. You’ve made Gavin’s arrival very special.

BRENNAN – Happy, cuddly, cute as can be, our baby boy has safely arrived, so delighted are we! Lee and Jennifer (Summers) are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child. Baby Matthew John was born January 30, 2008 at 5:30 a.m., weighing 7 lbs., 11 ozs. Proud grandparents are Paul and Wanda Summers of St. John’s, Donald and Irene Tapper of Torbay and Leo and Peggy Brennan of St. John’s. Also welcoming Matthew are great-grandparents John and Alice Murrin, Peter and Elizabeth Summers, Mary Tapper, godparents Stephanie Byrne and Robert Haley, as well as lots of family and friends. We would like to thank Dr. O’Shea for his exceptional prenatal care, Dr. Roche and Dr. Cook for Matthew’s safe delivery, as well as Joan Dalton and Lisa Patten for their excellent support in the case room.Mommy would also like to send out a special thank you to Daddy for his constant love and support throughout the whole pregnancy, and to Nana Summers, Nanny Tapper, and Auntie Lorna for all their hard work in preparation for Matthew’s big arrival.

BYRNE – Steve, Rhonda (Neville) and big brother Matthew are thrilled to announce the birth of a sweet little girl, Alyssa Kaitlynn. Alyssa was born on January 19, 2008, at 2:49 p.m., weighing 7 lbs. 14 ozs. at the WHC. Alyssa was welcomed by proud grandparents Ed and Barb Neville and Dora Byrne. Poppy Richard Byrne is watching over Alyssa from heaven. Special thanks to Dr. Terry O’Grady for her pre-natal care, to case room staff, to staff of 5NB and to family and friends for their love and support. Mommy would like to thank Daddy and Nanny and Poppy Neville for all their help during her pregnancy.

CADIGAN - Welcome with all our love Isabel Elizabeth Ann! Born to Ted and Kim at B.C. Women’s Hospital in Vancouver on January 10, 2008, weighing 7 lbs. 6 ozs. Happy grandparents Mary Gabriel and Ed Cadigan, Glady Donnan, and Peter Washburn, Guy Donnan; great-grandmothers Isabel Cadigan, Elizabeth Donnan, Clara Gabriel. The whole Donnan Clan in Ontario, Aunt Cynthia Cadigan and Uncle Jason Durdle, Uncle Kyle in Alberta, most of all big brother Noah.

CADIGAN– Kevin & Donna (Dawe) are pleased to announce the arrival of their beautiful baby boy, Joshua James Michael. Joshua was born on January 28th, 2008 at 10:18 PM weighing 8 lbs., 7 oz. Joshua is welcomed by proud grandparents Barbara Cadigan (Poppy watching from Heaven) and Leonard & Rosemary Dawe along with all his aunts, uncles, cousins & friends. Special thanks to Dr. Kum and his team (especially Paula) for their pre and post natal care and to Dr. House for Joshua’s safe delivery. Also, special thanks to the exceptional case room staff (especially Mona & Robin) & the staff of 5NB (especially Connie).

COMBDEN– Big brother Matthew along with his parents, Shawn and Kelli (nee Fitzpatrick) are overjoyed to announce the safe arrival of their second precious baby boy, Tyler Shawn, born on January 27, 2008 at 2:17 pm, weighing 6 lbs, 7 ozs. Tyler is welcomed by his very proud grandmothers Brenda Fitzpatrick and Daisy Combden. Tyler's birth was celebrated with his very excited grandparents Debbie and Harvey Codner. Smiling down from Heaven and watching over Tyler and Matthew are grandfathers Paul Fitzpatrick and Allan Combden. Tyler was welcomed by his great-grandparents Gordon and Marie Lannon, as well as great-grandmothers Helen Pittman and Genevieve Codner, Auntie Erin Fitzpatrick (and cousin baby Sedona), Uncle Keith Fitzpatrick, Auntie Rayleighn Codner and Uncle Rodney Codner, Uncle Chris Combden and Aunt Tanya Williams (and cousin baby Alyssa). Thank-you to Dr. Kravitz, Dr. Essaji and nurse Pat Follett for wonderful prenatal care. A very heartfelt thank-you to caseroom nurse Lorna Kearney for all her support and exceptional care. We were so truly blessed to have you assist us with labor and delivery for both our children - "thank-you from the bottom of our hearts"! Thank-you to Nurse Judy Lester and Dr. Jillian Carpenter for their excellent care in the caseroom as well. A very special thank-you to Daddy from Mommy, Matthew and Tyler for being such a great labor coach in the caseroom - we love you!

CRITCH– Big sister Emma is proud to welcome her baby sister, Alexa Jane, into her home and heart. Parents Arleen (Hogan) and Derek Critch are grateful to announce the safe arrival of their beautiful daughter. Alexa was born on January 29th, 2008 weighing 10 lbs. 9 ozs. A special thank you to Dr. Penton, Dr. Pike, nurse Tammy and all the staff of 5NB. Alexa is also welcomed by her Grandparents and Aunts & Uncles from the Hogan and Critch families.

DILLON - David and Lindsay (Gamberg) are pleased to announce the arrival of their beautiful daughter, Grace Marie Alice, who arrived from heaven under the watchful eye of her guardian angel, her late poppy Frank Dillon. Grace was born on January 14, 2008 at 0135h weighing 8 lbs. 6 oz. Grace is also welcomed by her grandparents Marie Dillon and Terry and Gerarda Gamberg and her great-grandparents, Alice Connolly and George and Anne Gamberg. Mommy would like to give a special thanks to daddy, nanny Gamberg and nurse Lorna Kearney for their love and support during labour and delivery and also to all the staff in the caseroom and all of Grace's family and friends.

DILLON – Robert and Veronica are delighted to announce the birth of their precious baby boy, Liam Robert, born on January 7, 2008, at 9:05 a.m., weighing 7 lbs 11 ozs. Welcoming him with love are proud first-time grandparents Michael and Brenda Dillon of St. John's and Ray and Dianne Burpee of Fall River, N.S. A special thank you to Dr. Robbins, Dr. Gill, and to all of the nurses of the case room and 5NB for their wonderful care and support.

EARLE – Chris, Tara (Coady) and big brother Matthew welcome with love, their precious baby boy, Zachary Christopher. Zachary was born on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 5:13 p.m. and weighed 9 lbs. 5 ozs. Proud grandparents are Elizabeth Earle and Edward (Jay) and Jean Coady. Zachary was very blessed to have met his Poppy (Gary) Earle, who so anxiously awaited the arrival of his “new boy” and who now watches over him from Heaven, along with Grandma (Carmelita) Coady. Many thanks are extended to Dr. Norah Duggan and Dr. Nancy Barker for their excellent prenatal care and for their assistance in Zachary’s safe arrival, along with Dr. Krista Brown and all of the caseroom nurses, especially Marina Reardigan. Mommy and Zachary want to express heartfelt thanks to Daddy for his love and support during the pregnancy and delivery. A special thank you to Aunt Andrea for her care and coaching in the caseroom.

FEWER-KOVACEK – Kathleen and Adrian happily announce the birth of their second son, Michael Ivan, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, on January 31, 2008, weighing in at 9 lbs. 11 ozs. Welcomed joyfully by big brother Daniel, grandparents Pamela and Ivan Kovacek of Hamilton and grandmother Robin Fewer of St. John’s.

HANLON – Chris and Susan (Brown) are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their little miracle, a precious baby girl, Courtney Christina. Courtney was born two months early on Monday, January 7, 2008 at 5:46 p.m., weighing 3 lbs. 1 oz. After spending 8 weeks in the NICU at the Janeway, Courtney is now home with mommy and daddy and weighs a healthy 7 lbs. Celebrating her arrival are second time grandparents, Newman and Elaine Brown, first time grandparents, Ken and Chery Hanlon, and great-grandmothers Eileen Brown and Edith Laite. Also welcoming Courtney are Uncle Greg, Aunt Lisa, cousin Morgan, Uncle Stephen and Aunt Jennifer. A sincere thank you to the Obstetrics doctors, the staff of the case room, 5 NB, and especially the NICU for their exceptional care. A very special thank you to Daddy for his unending love and to Uncle Greg for his support during the day of Courtney’s arrival. We also wish to express heartfelt appreciation to all family and friends for your prayers during Mommy’s and Courtney’s stay in the hospital.

HYNES- Blair and Jodie (Fleming) along with big brother Connor are proud to announce the arrival of Keira Madeline Hynes. Keira was born on January 25, 2008 at 9:12 p.m., weighing 7 lbs. She is welcomed by her proud grandparents: Bill Hynes and Stella Hayes, Doreen Hynes and Chris Hawkins, Patrick and Madeline Fleming as well as her aunts, uncles and cousins. Special thanks to Dr. Kravitz for her prenatal care as well as the case room staff and nurses for their wonderful care and support.

KELLY – Harold, Margo (Prince) and Big Brother Andrew are tickled pink to announce the precious new addition to their family. Kathryn Maureen, arrived January 21st, 2008 at 12:50 AM, weighing 7 lbs. 3 oz. Ecstatic to have a little girl to love are grandparents Harold and Maureen Kelly of Middle Cove and Lindsay and Margaret Prince of Bishop's Falls. Special thanks to Dr. Lacelle for her exceptional pre and post natal care, as well as the nurses from the caseroom and 5NB. A BIG hug and thank you to Nanny Prince and Nanny Kelly for taking care of our boy during mommy's hospital stay.

KOUNTOURIS (MENCHENTON)– Pierre and Michelle are thrilled to announce the arrival of their little miracle, a precious baby girl, Alyssa Lola Patricia. Alyssa was born on Monday, January 14, 2008 at 6:38 a.m. weighing 7 lbs. 4 ozs. Welcoming Alyssa are very proud grandparents Beryl and Bruce Menchenton, Mt. Pearl and Pitsa and Speros Kountouris, St. Catharines, Ontario. Also, great-grandmothers Joan Masters and Lola Kiriakakis, as well as all her aunts, uncles and cousins. Special thanks to Dr. Bedkowski, Dr. Shetty and nurses at St. Catharine's General Hospital. A very special thank you to Daddy for his unending support and love.

MARSH – Greg and Janice (Squires) are thrilled to announce the arrival of their beautiful daughter, Julia Edith, on January 12th, 2008, weighing 8 lbs 7 oz. Julia is welcomed by her proud grandparents Cal and Daphne Squires, and Lorne and Madonna Marsh, along with a large circle of very excited family and friends. Sincere thanks to Dr. Heidi Kravitz, as well as Caseroom and 5NB nurses and staff for their exceptional care and support.

MURPHY - Shane and Nicole (Downey) and big sister Claire are excited and proud to announce the healthy and safe arrival of their beautiful baby girl, Katelyn Brooke, born Friday, January 18th, 2008, weighing 7 lbs. Proud grandparents are Doug and Ruth Downey and Ed and Rosemary Murphy. Special thanks to our family and friends for welcoming Katelyn and remembering Claire with so much love. Thank you to Dr. Pike, Dr. Halley and the nursing staff of 5NB for their excellent care.

NEWHOOK- Stephen and Julie (Temple) are delighted to announce the birth of their first child, Eliza Jane, on January 31st, 2008 at 5:10 am, weighing 8 lb 5 oz. Eliza is welcomed by proud first-time grandparents Gail and Roland Temple and Lori and David Newhook, all of Norman’s Cove, great-grandparents Sam and Shirley Newhook of Dunville, Jane Newhook and Absalom and Ruby Newhook, also of Norman’s Cove, aunts Katie, Laura, and Patience, uncle Andrew, and many other family members and friends. Eliza was born on her Great-Nanny Ruby’s birthday, and is named for her Great-Nanny Jane and her great-great grandmother Eliza Newhook. Special thanks to Dr. Thomas and Dr. Lacelle for their supportive pre-natal care.

OAKE/FEWER – Kevin, Lisa and Big Sister Kaelie are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of Brayden Kevin on January 8, 2008. Also welcoming Brayden are grandparents: Guy and Ena Oake of Mount Pearl, Raymond and Mary Helen Fewer of Holyrood and Great-Grandmother Clara Torraville. Last, but not least, Brayden's special canine buddy, Sheba. A special thank you to Dr. Tim Strand, Dr. Heidi Kravitz, all the case room nurses (especially Judy) and all the nurses on 5NB. We would also like to extend a sincere thank you to our families for all you have done and all you continue to do.

O’DRISCOLL– Allan and Geri-Lynn (Devereaux) are pleased to announce the arrival of their daughter Jane Marilyn, born January 20, 2008 at 8:48 p.m., weighing 9 pounds 13 oz. Jane is welcomed by proud grandparents Geri & Joe Devereaux and Josephine & Allan O’Driscoll and a multitude of aunts, uncles and cousins. Thank you to Dr. Roche, Dr. Caines, Dr. Murphy, and Dr. Healey for their excellent medical care. A special thank you to the case room nurses and the staff of 5NB at the HSC.

PEDDLE – Brody and Margaret (Smyth) are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Alexander Bradley Thomas Peddle, on January 13, 2008 at North York General Hospital, Toronto, ON. First time grandparents are Dave & Essie Peddle and Michael & Paula Smyth, St. John’s, NL. Excited aunts and uncles are Zipporah Peddle, Mike and Nicole Smyth, Gord and Katherine Snelgrove and John Smyth, and great-grandmothers, Clarice Decker, Eastport and Isabelle O’Brien, St. John’s, Welcome Alex!

PILGRIM  – Brooks, Amanda (O’Brien) and Big Brother Matthew are thrilled to announce the arrival of their precious baby boy, Nathan Robert. Nathan was born on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008 at 8:21 am and weighed 8 lbs. 13 oz. Welcoming Nathan are proud grandparents Bob and Madeline O’Brien of Torbay, and Bram and Winnifred Pilgrim of Carbonear, as well as Aunt Dana, Uncles Robert, Bret and Braeden; great-grandfathers, Thomas Ash and George Pilgrim, and special friend April. Special thanks to Dr. Collis and Dr. Pike for their excellent prenatal care, to the exceptional case room staff for a safe delivery (especially nurse Regina McGrath), and to the nurses on 5NB, WHSC. Mommy and Nathan would especially like to thank Daddy and Matthew for all of their love and support.

PRESTON– Scott and Kim (Ellard) are elated to announce the arrival of their second beautiful daughter, Madison Kearlee, born Saturday, January 19, 2008 at the Labrador Health Center in Goose Bay, Labrador at 2:10 p.m., weighing 7 lbs. 13 oz. Madison is also welcomed by her very proud big sister, Jessica; her grandparents, Jim and Sharon Ellard and Brian and Daphne Preston; and great-grandparents, Herbert and Daphne Kennedy, George and Mary Gardner, and William and Violet Preston. Special thanks to Dr. Michael Francis and Dr. Ian Whetter for taking such good care of us and to the nurses and midwives for their help. Thank you to family and friends for their love and support. Welcome to the world Madison. We all love you very much!

REID - Sheldon and Barbara are thrilled to announce the arrival of a baby brother for Elliott. Nicholas Harry was born at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre in Fort McMurray on January 13, 2008, at 5:24 p.m. weighing in at 8 lbs. 4.5 oz. Proud grandparents are Alonzo and Vira Reid of Chapel Arm and Gordon and Gladys White of Catalina. Thanks to nurses Pho Chee, Lisa, and Carolyn for their great work during delivery and to Dr. Mueller and nurses Kathy and Cindy for their care. Very special thanks to Daddy for being Mommy's rock during delivery.

ROGERS - Baby Kate was born January 19, 2008 at 8:12 a.m., weighing 6 lbs. 2 oz. Welcoming her are very proud parents Peter & Lori, her sister Allie; grandparents Peter & Rosalie Rogers of Marystown, Terry & Eileen Humphries of Mount Pearl, and great-grandparents Tillie Slade, Marie Rogers, Ida Parrott, and Alfred & Elsie Humphries; as well as lots of aunts, uncles, friends, ER nurses. Special thanks to Dr. O’Shea and Annette (our fantastic Case Room nurse).

VALLIS– Ian and Cathy (Stamp) are thrilled to announce the arrival of their daughter Sophia Catherine. She was born on January 24th, 2008 at 22:33 weighing 9.0 lbs., 20.5 inches. Sophia was welcomed by proud grandparents Tom & Rose Stamp and Bob & June Vallis; Aunts Lori (Christian) & Karen (Les), as well as cousin Isabel. A special ‘Thank You' to Dr. Murphy, Dr. House & Dr. Tucker for Sophia’s speedy and safe arrival along with the case room nurses as well as Heather and Kathy of 5NB of the HSC. We wish to express our sincere appreciation for all the gifts and well wishes from the many family members, friends and co-workers that have called or dropped by in the past month.

SULLIVAN (Squire) - Martin, Catherine and big sister Kaitlin are thrilled to announce the arrival of baby Martin Alexander Squire Sullivan on January 19, 2008, weighing 8 lbs 15 ozs. Proud grandparents are Marie Sullivan (late Martin Sullivan) of Calvert and Jack and Eileen Squire of Eastport and great-grandmother Nora Brown.

THISTLE - Jack’s a big brother! His new baby sister, Julia April, was born on January 17, 2008, at 8:59 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 9 ozs. Proud parents Doug and Robyn (nee Stead); grandparents: April Stead and Monty Dyke, Betty and Brian Thistle and Rob Stead and Sandra Wood; great-grandparents Rita and Neil Butler; Alma and Bob Stead, Gertie and Steve Thistle and Barbara (Clarence) Foster; and uncles Adam Stead (April Bixby), Geoff Thistle (Janice Bugden) and Robert Thistle. Thank you to Drs. Roche, Fowler, Caines, and Fitzgerald, plus all the nurses in the case room and 5NB. And special love and thanks to the labour coaches - Daddy and Mommy April!

WADDLETON - Proud first time parents, David and Doreen (nee Ryan) are thrilled to announce the birth of their precious baby boy, Ryan Cyril William. He arrived straight from heaven under the watchful eyes of his late Poppy Cyril Waddleton. Ryan was born on January 16, 2008 at 8:18 p.m., weighing 7 lbs. 9 oz. Proud grandparents are William and Ann Ryan, St. Mary’s and Rita Waddleton, Trepassey. A sincere thanks to Dr. Pike for her prenatal care and safe delivery and to Nurse Dalton for her exceptional care and support. Special thank you goes out to Nanny Ryan for being so helpful to mommy and Ryan. Also, lots of love and appreciation to an amazing husband and daddy for always being there. We love you!
Tiny yawns and sleepy sighs,
Nursery rhymes and lullabies,
A brand new life has just begun,
Oh, what fun to have a son!

WHITE - A new little girl to love, cuddle and hug. Big sister Anna, along with her mom and dad, Anne Marie (Roche) and Shane, are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of Kiera Ruth White on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 8:34 a.m., weighing 8 lbs., 2 oz. Proud grandparents are Marie Roche, Ruth and Eric White. Watching over Kiera from Heaven is Poppy Al Roche. Special great-grandmothers Margaret Power and Laura Stacey also welcome Kiera. A big thank you to Kiera's aunts, uncles, cousins and friends for their love and support. A special thank you to Nanny Roche and Robyn for their tender loving care. Thanks to Dr. Heidi Kravitz, Dr. Mary Watson, the case room staff and the nurses of 5NB at the HSC for their excellent care. Kiera and Mommy say a special thanks to Daddy. You are the best!

WHITE- Ivan and Jennifer want everyone to know that their precious Jaeda Makenzie has finally arrived! Jaeda was born January 31, 2008, at 6:52 a.m. at Pembroke Regional Hospital in Ontario, weighing 5 lbs. exactly! A first grandchild for Clarence and Beryl Brown and Aurlle and Betty White and the 3rd great-grandchild of Nanny Effie Brown. Mommy and Daddy would like to thank everyone for their continuous support throughout our stay in the hospital. Also welcoming Jaeda is a very one and only special uncle Josh. A very big thank you to Daddy for all of his love and support during Mommy’s delivery and recovery

WHITE - Russell and Andrea (nee Caul) are pleased to announce the birth of their second child, Bridget Mary Ellen White, on January 2, 2008 at 7:52 p.m., weighing 8 lbs. 3 oz. Welcoming Bridget are big brother Charlie and grandparents Ronald and Geraldine White (Stephenville) and Bernard and Marilyn Caul (St. John’s).

WOOLGAR – Andrew, Colleen (Duggan) and big sister Hannah are thrilled to announce the arrival of Noah William Gerald. Born January 24, 2008 at 8:41 a.m., weighing in at 8 lbs. 10 oz. Welcoming Noah are proud grandparents Gerry and Shirley Duggan and Bill and Lorraine Woolgar, as well aunts and uncles Susan, Jennifer, Janice, Michael and Chris.


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