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AFONSO/JAMIESON - We've expanded our home by two feet... they're "Meadow Afonso Jamieson's". Paula Afonso and Lee Jamieson are thrilled to introduce their first born, Miss Meadow. This sweet little bundle of joy was born at home March 1, 2010, weighing 6 lbs. 10 oz. at 4:29 p.m. A day we'll never forget. This little cutie is cherished and loved by grandparents Angela Afonso, St. John's, NL and first time grandparents Brian and Debbie Jamieson, Eureka, NS and great-grandmother Donalda Jamieson, Pugwash, NS. Meadow is also welcomed by many aunts, uncles and cousins in St. John's, NL and Halifax, NS. Meadow is looking forward to meeting her many relatives and friends in NL sometime soon. Poppy Alex Afonso is watching over 'Meadow' with love, hugs and kisses.
BORDEN - Craig and Jennifer Borden are delighted to announce the birth of their beautiful baby boy, Max Frederick Herbert Taylor Borden, born March 19th, 2010, weighing 6 lbs., 11 oz. Sharing in their happiness are proud first time grandparents Fred and Norma Borden and Doreen Squires of Conception Bay South, also great-grandfather Ralph Warren of Glovertown. Watching over Max from Heaven are his grandfather Herbert Squires, Jr. and great-grandmother Kate Warren. Also delighted are uncles Darryl and Justin Squires and aunties Christa Borden and Lorraine Duffett. Special thanks to Dr. Cook and the staff of the case room and 5NB for their wonderful care. Mommy and Max also want to thank Daddy for taking such good care of us in the hospital and at home.
BROTHEN- David and Jenny (Thomson) are thrilled to announce the early arrival of their daughter, Iris Katherine, on March 3, 2010, weighing 4 lbs. 1 oz. Welcoming Iris are first time grandparents Doug and Sandra Thomson (St. John's), Teresa and Todd Finlayson (Sundre, AB) and Keith Brothen (Edmonton, AB). Also welcoming our little girl are Aunts Chrissy and Janice; uncles: Michael, Derek and Brian. A special thank you to the staff of the case room and 5NB of the HSC as well as the Janeway's NICU.
BUSSEY- Paul and his wife Rebecca Dick gratefully announce the safe arrival of a son, Ryan Douglas Evan, born March 31, 2010, at Ottawa General Hospital. A little brother for Ethan and Charlotte. Proud grandparents Doug and Dorothy Bussey, Monty and Barbara Dick are thrilled once again for this newest little blessing.
CHIDLEY/SNOW - First time parents, Darla Chidley and Eugene Snow, are thrilled to say that their precious son, Philip Eugene Snow, arrived early and safe on March 1, 2010, weighing 6 lbs. 5 ozs. Sharing the news with them are very proud first time grandparents, Phil and Rosemary Chidley. Also grandparents, Kevin and Debbie Barrett, and Ernie and Kim Snow are welcoming their first grandson into the family. Uncles Brad (Kim), Ernie (Rhonda), Dylan Snow, cousins Amelia and Mackenzie and other members of Philip's family are also sharing this special and happy time. Philip would like to thank Daddy and his Godmother, Katrina O'Keefe, for help with his safe delivery. Also the family would like to give a special thanks to the case room staff and the staff in the Neo Natal Unit for the loving care they gave during Philip's stay.
DEWLING - Jason, April and proud big brother Dylan are thrilled to announce the arrival of Kaiden Jagger born March 24, 2010 at 12:46 am at the HSC weighing 7 lbs 6.5 oz. Many thanks to Dr. Heidi Kravitz for her wonderful care, Lori for all her help and for arranging my many appointments, MFAU, Nursing staff at 5NB and a very special Thank You to Nurse Bernadette for the safe delivery of our precious baby boy who just would not wait to make his appearance.
DRAY- Victor and Rebecca (Cochrane) Dray along with big doggy sister Layla are thrilled to announce the arrival of their first child, a baby boy, Xavier David. Xavier was born March 10, 2010, at 3:28 am at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Center, weighing 7 lbs. 2 1/4 oz. Xavier is welcomed by family and friends including proud grandparents Eugene and Catherine Dray and Patrick and Bonnie Cochrane of Mt. Pearl. A special thank you is extended to Dr. Joanne Sullivan for her exceptional care of mommy and Xavier throughout the pregnancy and delivery!!
GIBBONS- Eugene and Leanne (Byrne) are thrilled to announce the arrival of their little man, Nathan Eugene, on March 12, 2010 at 5:13 pm weighing 7 lbs 13.7 oz. Welcoming Nathan with joyful hearts are very proud grandparents Wayde and Eileen Gibbons, Sandra and Bren Buckingham, and Doug and Helen Byrne and loving aunts and uncles Glenn and Shelley, Deanna, Melissa and Sandy, and Jonathan. We would like to thank Dr. Joanne White and her team, and the nurses from the Case Room and 5 North B, for their thoughtfulness and dedication. A very special thank you to Auntie Shelley for her wonderful support during Nathan's delivery, we couldn't have done it without you! Finally, Mommy and Nathan want to send hugs and kisses to Daddy for all of his continued love and support.
HART HODGSON - We are delighted to announce the birth of P. J. (Pearson James) Hart Hodgson. P.J. arrived four weeks early on March 16, 2010 at Women's College Hospital in Toronto but still weighed in at 7 lbs. 15 oz. He is the third child of Kelly Hart, formerly of St. John's, and Tyler Hodgson, of Toronto, and, as younger brother, is the delight of Nathan (age 4) and Viviane (age 3). P.J. is also much loved by the Connolly, Laarhuis, Hart, Hone, Hodgson grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins in Ontario, Newfoundland and the U.S.
HEALEY - How wonderful life is now that you're in the world! Keith and Kelly (nee Finlay) are overjoyed to announce the birth of their precious little girl, Kendyl Lynn Healey, on March 30, 2010, at 12:08 pm., weighing 8 lbs. 1 oz. Welcoming Kendyl are her very proud grandparents, Derm & Mary Finlay of Trepassey and Philip & Alice Healey of Holyrood, as well as great-grandmother, Nora Healey of Holyrood. Special thanks to Dr. Kathy Chaytor and Dr. Heidi Kravitz for their fantastic pre-natal care, to Dr. Pike, Dr. White and team for ensuring the safe arrival of our precious daughter, to the caseroom nurses especially Karen Fanning and Krista May and the nurses of 5NB for their wonderful care and attention during our stay. Mommy and Kendyl would especially like to send big hugs and kisses to daddy for all his love and support.
KEATING - Ted and Jennifer (Hunt) are thrilled to announce the arrival of their son, Matthew Edmund Keating, born March 28, 2010. Welcoming Matthew are proud grandparents Ed and Cecilia Hunt, Andrea Keating and special family Don and Donna Fleming and Auntie Marguerite Pretty. Also welcoming Matthew are Aunties Laura, Emily and Catherine Hunt and Uncles Brian Hunt, Tom, Tim and Darryl Keating. Thanks to Dr. Lacelle and the Doctors and Nurses of the HSC, as well as friends and family for their best wishes and support.
KOUNTOURIS/MENCHENTON - Pierre and Michelle (Menchenton) are thrilled to announce the arrival of two more little miracles, a precious baby boy, Matthew Pierre and a precious baby girl, Jessica Michelle, born on Tuesday, March 30, 2010. Matthew was born at 4:50 p.m. weighing 5 lbs. 7 ozs. Jessica was born at 4:58 p.m. weighing 5 lbs. 14 ozs. Welcoming Matthew and Jessica is big sister Alyssa, along with very proud grandparents Beryl and Bruce Menchenton and Pitsa and Speros Kountouris. Also great-grandmothers Joan Masters and Lola Kiriakakis, as well as all of their aunts, uncles and cousins. Special thanks to Dr. Bedkowski and nurses at St. Catherines General Hospital. A very special thanks to Daddy!
LANGDON - Kris and Krista (nee Puddester) joyfully announce the birth of their first child, Lucy Ann, born March 19, 2010 at 11:13 a.m., weighing 6 lbs. 7.5 oz. Lucy is welcomed by first time grandparents Leo and Bernadette Puddester of Bay Bulls and Roy and Colleen Langdon of Botwood. Also welcoming her are a large circle of family and friends including aunts Leah Puddester and Courtney Langdon, great-grandparents Harriet Saunders and Gerald and Mildred Langdon and canine sister Reilly. Special thanks to Dr. Mercedes Penton and Dr. Joanne White for their wonderful pre-natal care and the staff of HSC Case Room and 5NB, especially Lactation Consultant Corrine Bursey.
LEGGE- Dwayne and Niki (George) are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child - a little girl. Emma Nicole Anna was born on March 23rd, 2010, at 9:45 am at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John's, weighing 7 lbs and 13 ozs. Welcoming Emma are proud grandparents, Wayne & Sandy George and David & Hazel Legge, great-grandmother Jean Vincent, and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and a large circle of wonderful family and friends. A special thank you to Dr. Cherry Pike, Dr. Sharon Ripley and the nursing staff of 5NB for their wonderful care and support. Words cannot describe how elated we are to finally have and hold our little girl. We are truly blessed.
McCORMACK- Beverley and Mike are thrilled to announce the arrival of Joshua Edward on March 2, 2010, weighing 7 lbs. 2 ozs. at 7:27 a.m. Proud grandparents are Edward and Rosalind McGrath, Trudy McCormack; great-grandparents Audrey McCormack, Samuel Newell; uncles Bradley, Blaine, Freddy, Aunt Roxane, other relatives and friends. Thank you to the Caseroom staff and 5NB staff at Health Sciences Centre.
NOSEWORTHY - Adam and Dana (MacDonald) are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Zoe Marie, on March 20, 2010, weighing 7 lbs 3 oz. Proud grandparents are Dave and Eileen MacDonald (Torbay) and Rick and Brenda Noseworthy (St. John's). Zoe is the 14th great-grandchild for Doris Noseworthy (St. John's).
O'KEEFE - Jeffrey & Shanna (nee Pittman) are overjoyed to announce the birth of their precious little mister, Hudson Jeffrey O'Keefe, on March 10, 2010, at 1:58 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 15 oz. Welcoming Hudson with love and excitement is his little friend & puppy dog, Polly, very proud grandparents, James & Trudy Pittman of Dunville and James & Cathy O'Keefe of Freshwater, as well as Uncle Scott, Aunt Angie and special big cousin Ella, Aunt Melanie and Uncle Michael. Special thanks to Dr. White for her fantastic pre-natal care, to Dr. Kum and his residents for ensuring the safe arrival of our baby boy and to the caseroom nurses and the nurses of 5NB for their wonderful care and attention during our stay. Mommy and Hudson would especially like to send big hugs and kisses to daddy for being an excellent coach and for all his love and support.
PIKE - Scott and Angela (Roberts) are pleased to announce the birth of their beautiful baby girl, Shayna Violet, born on Monday, March 1, 2010, weighing 7 lbs. 8 ozs. Welcoming Shayna are proud first time grandparents, John and Gloria Roberts of Botwood, grandparents Doug and Lorraine Pike of South Dildo, Uncles Mike, Paul, Perry, Aunt Karen, family and friends. A special thank you to Dr. Robert Kennedy, Dr. Hartman, Dr. John Tucker, the staff of the case room and 5NB, especially nurses Heather Ford and Wanda Thorne for the wonderful care given to mommy and baby. Mommy and Shayna would also like to thank Daddy for all his love, support and patience every step of the way.
PILGRIM - Kris, Connie (Upshall) and big brother Michael are happy to announce the birth on March 2, 2010 of their precious girl, Rachel Lydia, weighing 9 lbs 5 oz. Proud grandparents are Saul & Blanche Upshall of Little Harbour East and Kent & Violet Pilgrim of Corner Brook. Rachel is also welcomed by many friends and family, including her aunts, uncles and cousins: Robert and Tonja Upshall; Carla, Paul, Liam & Callie Bitsack, Garry, Jen & Easton Upshall; David Tracy & Connor Upshall; and "Aunt T" Theresa Neil. Thank you to our family and friends who provided such wonderful support prior to and after Rachel's birth. Special thanks also to Dr. Strand and the operating room, case room and 5NB staff for their excellent care
PRESTON - Scott, Kim (Ellard) & big sisters Jessica and Madison are thrilled to announce the birth of Isabella Mae (8 lbs. 10 ozs.) on March 10, 2010 at the Labrador Health Center in Goose Bay. Proud grandparents Jim and Sharon Ellard, Brian and Daphne Preston and great-grandparents Herbert and Daphne Kennedy, George and Mary Gardner and Violet Preston also welcome her. Special thanks to doctors McMahon and Sawh, nurses and midwives who took such good care of us and to family and friends for their love and support. Welcome to the world beautiful Isabella, you are loved more than you could ever know!
RUSSELL - Dave, Melanie (Abbott) and big brother Charlie are happy to announce the birth of Jillian Mary Russell on March 10, 2010, at 12:56 p.m. weighing 10 lbs. Proud grandparents are Wilfred & Joyce Russell and Boyd & Libby Abbott of Bonavista. A very special thank you to family, friends and the doctors and nurses involved in Jillian's safe arrival.
RYAN - Desmond, Valerie (Earle), and big brother James, are thrilled to announce the arrival of their precious baby girl, Alice Meredith. Allie was welcomed on March 18th, 2010, weighing 8 lbs. 5 oz., by grandparents Claudia and Randell Earle of Topsail, and Mary and Dermot Ryan of Outer Cove as well as aunts and uncles Denis, Jonathan, Allison, Duffy, Jamie and cousins Matthew and Julia. Thank you to Dr. Cook for her excellent care, to Sheila in the case room and the nurses of 5NB.
SOULIER - Rob and Tina are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter and first child, Lindsay Paige, born March 31, 2010, at 10:14 pm weighing 5 lbs 13.5 oz. Welcoming Lindsay are proud grandparents Reg and Barb Skinner and Bob and Judy Soulier (St. John's), along with Aunt Tanya and Uncle Cliff Harvey (Ottawa). We would like to thank Dr. Colleen Cook for her excellent prenatal care, Dr. Joanne White, Dr. Mike Hartman and Sr. medical student Erica Stone for Lindsay's safe arrival. A very special thank you to our outstanding case room nurses Kathy Broders and Charleen Bradbury for their support and care, along with the nursing staff at 5NB. Mommy and Lindsay would like to especially thank Daddy for his constant love and support.
TUCKER - Chris & Terri (Churchill) are proud to announce the safe arrival of their beautiful baby girl, Brooke Elizabeth Tucker, born March 6, 2010, at 2:23 p.m., weighing in at 9 lbs. 10 ozs. Brooke is welcomed with love by proud and loving grandparents Ed and Debbie Churchill, Ed Tucker and Dena Critch, great-grandparents Carmel Butler, Lillian Tucker, Sheila and Frank Gladney and Ericson and Sharon Critch; uncles Mike, Justin and Ed; and Aunt Jeannette; along with a large circle of wonderful family and friends. A special thank you to the staff of the case room and 5NB, especially Dr. Cherry Pike and nurse Tammy Churchill for their excellent care. Also Mommy would like to thank Daddy and Nanny Churchill for all their support.
WILLIAMS - Gary and Heather (Dunne) along with big brother Connor are tickled pink to announce the arrival of their darling daughter and little sister, Paityn Kathleen, born March 27, 2010, weighing 7 lbs 10 oz. Paityn is welcomed with love by her grandparents Judy Dunne and Kenneth & Diane Williams, as well as great-grandmother Mary Joyce. Looking down on Paityn from heaven are her Guardian Angels poppy John (Jackie) Dunne and great-grandmother Kathleen Scott. Also very happy to welcome Paityn are her cousins Julia & Nathan Dunne, Marissa & Maya Williams and Isaac Corbett. Special thanks to Dr Kravitz and the staff of the case room and 5NB for their exceptional care. Many thanks to our families who helped in taking care of Connor while Mommy was in the hospital. We are truly blessed to have so many wonderful people in our lives.
WILSON - We are thrilled to announce the birth of Grandson, Shea Jevio Cowen Wilson, born March 13, 2010, 2:38 a.m., weighing 7 lbs., 11 ozs., at Victoria, British Columbia. Proud new parents are Dr. Laura Cowen and Dr. Alfred Wilson. Welcoming with much love Grandparents Emily and Kirk Cowen of Surrey, B.C. and Helen and Fred Wilson, St. John's, NL. Also welcoming Shea, Cousins Jessica & Bethany Graham and Liam & James Cowen. Shea visited Newfoundland this summer and hopes to return next year.
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