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The Telegram Births
January 2011



ANTLE - Sheldon and Leigh (Seymour) are thrilled to announce the arrival of their beautiful baby boy, Connor Austin Wayne. Connor was born January 27, 2011 at 8:31 a.m. weighing 8 lbs. 4 oz. at the Health Sciences Centre. Celebrating the arrival are proud grandparents Austin and Nora Antle and Wayne and Elaine Seymour. Also welcoming Connor are great-grandparents Emily Antle, Violet Seymour and John and Violet Pauls, as well as Uncle Matthew, Uncle Scott and Aunt Deanne. Cousins Ava and Reece are very excited for their little cousin. Special thank you to Dr. Pike and to Dr. O'Shea for excellent pre-natal care and delivery and to the wonderful staff of the caseroom, NICU and 5NB. Finally, a big thank you to all our family and friends for their ongoing love and support.

CLARKE - Snips and snails and puppy dog tails, That's what little boys are made of! Donald and Venessa (nee Hollett) are overjoyed to announce the arrival of their precious little boy, Donald Thomas Clarke, Donald was born on January 9, 2011, 10:22 a.m., weighing 6 lbs. 13 oz. Welcoming Donald with open arms and hearts are grandparents Tom and Jeanette Hollett and Donnie and Tina Clarke, aunts Meghan and Tammy, uncle Jason and cousins Abby and Sophia. Special thanks to case room nurses Nicole and Amanda and Nurse Barbara Connolly on the 5th floor. Mommy would also like to thank Daddy for all his love, help and patience while waiting for me to arrive!

CODNER - Chad and Jennifer (Miller) along with big brother Luke are proud to announce the birth of Jonah Kaine. Jonah was born on January 21, 2011 at 3:51 p.m., weighing 9 lbs. 2 oz. Also welcoming Jonah are grandparents Kevin and Diane Miller, Donna Codner, and Arnold Codner. A special thank you to Dr. Duggan for excellent care throughout the pregnancy, delivery and post-partum period. Thank you as well to caseroom nurse Millie and Dr. Bartellas for a safe delivery.

COOMBS - Edward and Martina (Frizzell) are overjoyed to announce the birth of their daughter Khloe Nora on January 5, 2011 at 12:21 p.m., weighing 7 pounds 13 ounces, at the HSC. Khloe has received a great welcome from big sister Sydnie. Also welcoming Khloe are grandparents Arthur and Martha Frizzell and Edward and Marion Coombs, Uncles James, Chris, Darrell (Ashley) and Auntie Pam, great-grandparents Thomas and Nora Hartery and Helen O'Keefe. Special thanks to the nurses and doctors and especially Daddy for all his love and support.

CRITCH - REID JONATHAN DROVER CRITCH takes a peek at parents Erin Drover and Raymond Critch after his surprise early birth on January 26th, 2011 at the Ignaz-Semmelweis Hospital in Vienna, Austria. Celebrating in St. John's are first time grandparents Marion and Glenn Critch and Barbara and John Drover; aunts Allison Critch in Alberta and Kelly Drover in St. John's. Sharing the excitement are great-grandparents Clara Reid in Bishop's Falls and Etta Noel in Mount Pearl.

DUKE - Michael and Jill (Abbott) are delighted to announce the birth of their precious baby girl, Emily Elizabeth, January 27, 2011, weighing 7 lbs. 6 ozs. Welcoming Emily are grandparents: Paddy and Geraldine Duke and Ron and Kay Abbott; also, uncles: Craig and Matthew Duke and Mark (Allison) and Jonathan Abbott; and special cousin, Avery. Emily is also welcomed by great-grandparents: Norman and Jean Jordan and Mary Duke. Watching over Emily from heaven is her great-grandfather, Jack Duke.

ELLIS/HAGARTY - Michael & Jill joyfully announce the birth of their son Jameson (Jamey) Michael on January 31, 2011, in Ottawa. Grandparents are Lloyd & Cathy Hagarty of Pembroke, ON and Frank & Mary (Nugent) Ellis of Ottawa. Great-grandson of Isabel & the late Eric Ellis, Ottawa, Delma Cain, Pembroke, ON. and the late William & Agnes Nugent, St. John's, NL.

EMBERLEY-HANDRICKEN - Jonathan and Deanna (nee Emberley) are proud to announce the safe arrival of their son, Cairbre Nelson Handricken at the MetroWest Medical Center, Framingham, Massachusetts on January 4, 2011, weighing 8 lbs. 3 oz. Proud grandparents are Joyce and Ralph Emberley and Paul Handricken (and the late Linda Handricken), Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

EVANS- Lily (September 15, 2007) along with her parents, Michael and Joan (Monks) are thrilled to welcome William Michael into their lives. William was born Wednesday, 12 January 2011 at 2:50 am weighing 8 lbs. 9 oz. at the HSC, St. John's. Also welcoming William are proud grandparents Gary and Eveline Monks (Kings Cove), John and Paulette Evans (Pouch Cove); great-grandmothers Joan Walsh, Rita Evans and Pauline Bradbury. A special thank you to Dr. Kennedy for prenatal care as well as Dr. Barber, Nurse Bradbury and case room staff for William's safe arrival.

FIWKA - AIDAN JOHNATHAN - Born to Beth Green and Brian Fiwka on January 26, 2011, at 7:09 a.m., a healthy 8 lb. 7 oz. baby boy. Proud brother Nicholas and grandparents Lynn and Karl Green and Gail Fiwka are pleased to welcome him into their families. Special thanks to Dr. Bartellas and exceptional nurses Kathy and Joan for helping bring our adorable son into this world.

HARRINGTON - Tim and Heather (Connors) are thrilled to announce the birth of their beautiful baby girl, Emma Ruth Margaret, January 11, 2011, weighing 7 lbs. 2 ozs. Welcoming Emma are proud grandparents: Wayne and Peggy Connors and Michael and Ruth Harrington; as well as three great-grandmothers Annie Connors, Clare Power, and Katherine Harrington. Thanks are extended to all of the case room staff and nurses of 5NB for their care during our stay at the hospital as well as Dr. Fowler for assisting in Emma's arrival. A very special thank you to Dr. Gill for his outstanding prenatal care and delivery of Emma. Your kindness and dedication will never be forgotten.

HEFFERTON - Jim and Sharon (Dillon) would like to announce the birth of a new granddaughter, Clara Mercedes, 7 lbs. 3 ozs. and 54 cm long. Clare arrived on January 25, 2011, at St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, B.C. (Mom) Tracey, (Dad) Paddy Burke and Big Brother Jack are delighted as are Grandpa Tom Burke, Halifax, NS, and Grandma Dorothy Burke, St. John's, NL. Mom and Baby doing well. Now we have four grandchildren to love - Joshua, Abaigeal, Jack and Clara.

JACKMAN - Chris and Stephanie (nee Griffiths) are happy to announce the birth of their second child, a beautiful daughter. Reece Anna Jackman was born on January 21, 2011 at 8:50 a.m., weighing 8 lbs. 7 ozs. Baby Reece has been welcomed with open arms by her big brother Coles, proud grandparents David and Moya Griffiths and David and Rosemary Jackman and by her many aunts, uncles, cousins as well as extended family and friends. Thanks to Dr. Krista Brown and all involved in her care.

Craig, Jennifer (Gibbons) and proud sister Lauren are happy to announce the birth of Molly Elizabeth, born on January 8, 2011 in Ottawa. Proud grandparents are Brian and Beverley Gibbons of St. John's and Ron & Kathy Kennedy of Pakenham, Ontario. Molly and her family will be coming to St. John's in May to visit family & friends especially Aunt Christina, Uncle John and special cousin Sophie.

LINEHAN-COOMBS - Proud parents Natasha Linehan and Blair Coombs are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their precious baby girl, Haley Marie Linehan-Coombs, born at The Scarborough Grace Hospital, January 27, 2011 at 10:37 p.m., weighing 8 lbs. 2 oz. Sharing in the joy are big brother Tristan and big sister Krissy. Also welcoming Haley with much love are grandparents Barb Linehan and Tony Cuff, first time grandparents Marie and Henry Coombs, uncles Glen Coombs and Donnie Cluney and aunt Amanda, great-grandparents Mary Linehan and Clara Coombs, and many great-aunts, uncles and cousins. Special thanks to Dr. Jibodh and Dr. Cheung for excellent prenatal care and Dr. Davis and the nursing staff at The Family Birthing Centre for Haley's safe delivery and providing excellent care and support.

MACKAY/JACKMAN - Born to Doug and Catherine on January 5, 2011. A brother for Charlie. James Arthur Cabot MacKay, weighing 8 lbs. 15 oz. Many thanks to the staff who attended to Catherine at the Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. A big welcome from grandparents Noreen and Don Jackman; his brothers Stephen and Joe MacKay. Aunts Sheila (Reid) Brownscumbe, cousins Stewart and John; Leslie (Jay) Chaulk, cousins Simon, Alison, Betham and Douglas. Uncles Sean, Robert and Paul (Sandra), cousins Mark and Lauren, also many family members and friends.

MCGRATH - Jeff and Jean are ecstatic to announce the early arrival of their first child, MADOX FLYNN MCGRATH, on January 30, 2011, at 5:38 P.M., weighing in at 7 lbs. 3.8 oz. Delighted to welcome their first grandchild on both sides are proud grandparents Jerome & Ann Marie McGrath of Dunville, & Shane & Kaye Toms of Baddeck, NS. Also welcoming Madox are uncles and aunts: Jeremy McGrath & Tina Walsh, Ft. McMurray; & Shauna Toms & Kevin Kelley, St. John's, also great-grandmothersMae Flynn, Edith Toms, & Eva Davis. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Tim Strand for his excellent pre-natal care, as well as Jessica & Kelly, Drs. Kum & Holden, and the entire case room staff for Madox's safe delivery. A very special thank you to Nurse Joan Dalton for her exceptional care and family friend, Dr. Nadean Caines, for her care and support.

MURPHY - Blessed with two little babies sweet as can be, what cherished additions to our family. It is with excitement that we, Paul and Tracey (nee Stone) and proud big brother Alexander, announce the birth of our sons Caleb Raymond and Jonah Denley born on January 7, 2011. Caleb was born at 4:48 a.m.and weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces while his brother Jonah was born at 4:51 a.m. and weighed seven pounds two ounces, Also welcoming Caleb and Jonah are grandparents Ray and Alice Murphy of Dunville and Denley Stone and Beverley Stone of Clarenville. We are also very thankful for the warm wishes, blessings, gifts, phone calls and prayers that have been extended from family and friends. We greatly appreciate the exceptional pre and post natal care that we received from Dr. T. O'Grady, Dr. H. Kravitz and nurses and staff at the Maternity Fetal Assessment Unit and 5NB. Two miracles instead of one, two little lives have just begun.

MURPHY/NORRIS - Proud first-time parents, Jeffrey and Alison are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Anna Elizabeth Margaret. Anna was born on January 11, 2011 at 2:25 a.m. weighing 7 lbs 2 ounces at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's. Welcoming her with much love are grandparents Edward and Linda Murphy of St. John's and Lorne and Ann Norris of Mt. Pearl, as well as: Aunt Karen (Murphy) and Uncle Clay Reimer of St. John's, Uncle Joey Murphy of New Minus, Nova Scotia, Uncle Mark and Aunt Sandhaya Norris of Ottawa, Ontario, and Uncle Andrew and Aunt Andrea Norris of St. John's. Anna is affectionately received by a large circle of family including numerous first cousins - Joshua, Julia, Kate, Rhiana, Rohan, Aaron and Grace, great aunts and uncles, other extended family members on both sides as well as many close friends. A very special thank you to Dr. Gill and the case room nurses for ensuring Anna's safe arrival as well as the 5 North B staff.

MYRICK/BROWNE - Jennifer, Glenn and big brother Ryan are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their precious son Brendan Francis Myrick on January 3, 2011 weighing 8 lb. 5 oz. Welcoming Ryan are proud grandparents Frank & Phyllis Browne & Eileen Myrick & great-grandmother Mary Browne. Brendan is watched over from heaven by his Poppy Cyril Myrick. Brendan is also welcomed by a number of excited aunts, uncles, cousins and a large number of family and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Kravitz and Dr. Rogers for their pre-natal care and big thanks to Daddy for all his love and support. We are truly blessed.

PERRY - Stephen and Kelly (Jacobs) are thrilled to announce the arrival of their beautiful baby girl, Allie Edon, weighing 7 lbs. 10 oz. on January 25th, 2011 at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's, NL. Welcoming Allie are proud grandparents Andy and Verna Spracklin of Clarke's Beach, NL and Edna Perry of Labrador City, NL, along with Aunt Kerri, Uncle Justin and Uncle Karl in Alberta and Aunt Lynette, Uncle Terry and little cousin Aliya in Ontario. Also looking down from heaven is Allie's special guardian angel, Poppy Eldon. Our sincere thanks to Dr. Costello and the staff at the Wabush Clinic and the doctors and caseroom staff at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's.

SAUNDERS - "Her little hand curls around your finger, Her little head rests upon your shoulder, And in that moment all the world falls away, And you know your heart will never be the same." Tim & Lesley (Andrews) are thrilled to announce the birth of their precious little girl, Fayth Mary Saunders. Fayth was born at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John's, NL on Saturday, January 1st, 2011 at 11:39 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 11 ozs. What a way to ring in the New Year! Welcoming Fayth with love are proud first-time grandparents Bruce & Heather Saunders and Glen & Beverly Andrews along with Auntie Katie (Jason) & Uncle Colin (Debbie), & puppy Kado. Also joyfully greeting Fayth are great-grandparents George & Mary Saunders, Rod & Lois Baker, & Blanche Green, along with many family members and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Barber, Nurse Lavina Madden and Case Room staff for their care and support.

SIMMS - Alyson (Dyke) and Rob are delighted to announce the birth of their beautiful Baby Girl, Katelyn Victoria; born on January 15th, 2011 at 9:46 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 2 oz. Welcoming Katelyn are proud Grandparents Bob and Joan Simms and first time Grandparents John Dyke (Jeanette) and Gloria Taylor (Derrick), as well as Great-Grandparent Alice Dyke. Also welcoming Katelyn are uncles Brad Dyke and Shannon Linehan and Aunts Gail Sooley and Karen Linehan (Cousin Jacob). A special thanks to Dr. Cook, Dr. Brown, Dr. Kravitz and all of the Case Room and 5 North B Nurses.

STEVENSON - Susan, Perry and big sister Sadie are delighted to announce the birth of another beautiful baby girl, SAMANTHA LOUISE, on January 15, 2011, weighing 6 lbs. 14 oz. Welcoming Samantha are proud grandparents Doug and Rosalie Ralph and Lou and Ruby Stevenson and great-grandmother Nina Brown. Special thanks go out to the case room staff at HSC for their exceptional care.

TENNENT- To Iain and Amy, a son, Alec William, on Friday, 14th January, 2011, in New Hampshire, a brother for Sara and Ewan. Delighted grandparents are Don and Kay Tennent.

WILLIAMS/MOREY - A brand new baby boy, small and sweet, has finally arrived to make our family complete! Colin and Sandy are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their beautiful baby boy, Brett Colin Joseph Williams, born January 8, 2011 at 6:01p.m., weighing 7 lbs. 14 oz. Sharing in their joy are first time grandparents, Colin and Rachel Williams of Forresters Point, Northern Peninsula, third time grandparents Brian and Chris Morey of Flatrock, great-grandmothers Jessie Coombs and Theresa Morey as well as many great aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Colleen Cook for her pre-natal care and to Dr. Kennedy and caseroom nurse Regina for the safe arrival of our baby boy. A heartfelt thanks to our family and friends for all your kindness and well wishes. Finally, Mommy and Brett would like to thank Daddy for all his love and support and for being there along the way.

WISEMAN - Mommy and Daddy have another little ninja! Robbie and Nikki Wiseman are proud to announce the birth of their 2nd daughter. Hallie Nicole Wiseman was born on January 7, 2011 at 9:13 a.m. at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John's, NL, weighing 8 lbs. 2 oz. Proud of her arrival are grandparents Ed and Mary Hynes and Jim and Elizabeth Wiseman. Great-grandmothers are Loretta Hynes and Annie Benmore. Loving aunts/uncles/cousins are Jason and Alicia Wiseman, Eddie, Rennie, Hilary, Blake and Ethan Hynes. Thank you to all hospital staff, especially nurses Regina and Margaret Ann.

YETMAN - Barry, Joelle (Tobin) and big sister Clara are thrilled to announce the arrival of their beautiful baby boy, Jonathan Thomas Yetman. Jonathan was born January 31, 2011 at 5:00 p.m., weighing in at 8 lbs 3 oz. Sharing in the joy are very proud grandparents Ken and Marion Yetman, and Brian and Joan Tobin as well as great-grandmother Gertrude Yetman. A special thanks to the wonderful staff at the Health Sciences case room.

YOUNG - Barbara (Walsh) and Gerry Young, Jr. are delighted to announce the birth of their baby girl, Olivia Anita Michelle, born January 14, 2011 at 3:10 a.m., weighing 8 lbs. 1 oz. Also welcoming Olivia are grandparents Michelle and Gerry Young, Sr., St. John's and Anita and Frank Walsh, Gander. Also sharing the joy are Great-grandparents Geraldine and James Young, St. John's and a large circle of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Friends and Guardian angels. Special thanks to Dr. Kennedy, Dr. Bartellas and Case Room staff for their exceptional care.
"Precious one so small, so sweet, dancing in on angel feet. Straight from Heaven's brightest star, what a miracle you are."



Page contributed by John Gibbons

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

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