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The Telegram Births
March 2012


BEST/GEAR - Andrew and Jenny are thrilled to announce the birth of their second beautiful daughter, Bridget Elsie Best, born Wednesday morning March 14th, 2012 at 5:45, weighing seven pounds fifteen ounces. The lovely Bridget is welcomed by big sister Maren, proud Grandparents Ralph and Margaret Best and, Marilyn Gear. Grandfather Steve, although passed away, will always share in our joy. Delighted Great-Grandparents Elsie Best, Betty Walsh and Mary Winsor as well as ecstatic Aunts, Erin Best and Angie Gear are celebrating the birth of another little girl in the family. A huge thank-you to all the nurses and doctors who were part of the birth, you folks are amazing! A joyous welcome to the newest addition to our family!

BOLAND - Tim and Amanda (Duggan) and proud big brother Jayden, are thrilled to announce the birth of their precious baby girl, Avery. Avery was born January 19th, 2012, weighing 5 lbs 7 ozs. Sharing in the joy are proud grandparents Brian and Wendy Duggan and Derm and Bernice Boland, great-grandparents Junior and Bern O'Brien, and uncles Michael (Brittany), Jody (Shaneen), and Bradley. We would like to thank Dr. Brown, Dr. Kean, Dr. Coady, and the nurses and staff of 5NB for Mommy's prenatal care, and Dr. Fowler, Dr. Coady, and the case room nurses for the safe arrival of Avery. We would also like to send a big thank you to the doctors and nurses of the NICU who took exceptional care of Avery during her stay with them. Mommy would also like to thank everyone who helped out in any way during her stay in the hospital, a big thanks to Nanny Duggan for being there every step of the way, and to Daddy for his continued love and support.

DALTON /WINDSOR - Ray, Alison & big sister Gracie are proud to announce the safe arrival of their healthy baby boy, Brody Aldridge, born on Poppy Windsor's birthday Jan. 26, 2012 @ 8:11 p.m., HSC, weighting 7 lb 10z. Third grandchild for Algy & Anne Windsor & Ray & Joan Dalton, greatgrandson of Anna Windsor & Jessie Sweeney, lots of aunts, uncles & cousins. A special thank-you to Drs. White, Kennedy & Ferguson, case room nurses Denise & Tracy, nurses & staff of 5 NB, your care for Mommy during early months was exceptional.

DAVIS-McLAUGHLIN - Frank and Deli Davis are thrilled to announce the birth of their fourth beautiful grandchild, Fiona Aline McLaughlin. Born to parents Erik and Erin McLaughlin, at home in Ottawa, on March 23, 2012 at 8:51 p.m., weighing 6 lb. 8 oz. Also welcoming Fiona are big sister Reese, as well as grandparents Gene and Aline McLaughlin, New Brunswick. Welcome to the world little sweetie!

ELMS - Rob and Sue (Philpott) are happy to announce the birth of their precious baby boy, Drew Robert, born March 22, 2012, weighing 7 lbs. 5 oz. in Edmonton, AB. Welcoming Drew is big sister, Lesley. Proud grandparents Nick and Frances Philpott of Mount Pearl, Jim and Donna Elms, great-grandparent Eileen Elms, both of Gander.

HANLON/KING - Steve and Heather are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their precious baby girl Rachel Nicole. Rachel was born March 2, 2012 at 9:59 a.m., weighing 6 lbs. 9 oz. Celebrating her birth are second-time grandparents, Ken & Chery Hanlon, third-time grandparents Doug & Sharon King, great-grandparents Edith Laite, Marg King and Fred & Geraldine Miller. A sincere thank you to the staff at the Health Science Centre.

HART-AVERY - Natasha Hart and Dwayne Avery are pleased to announce the joyful arrival of their precious son, Joshua, born in Montreal on March 30, 2012. Delighted grandparents are Daphne Hart (St. John's) and Jim and Ruth Porter-Hart (Holyrood) and Cliff and Joyce Avery (Random Island). Sharing in the joy are great-grandparents Charlie and Muriel Hart and first time uncle Kris Hart.

MCGRATH - Andrew and Beth (Whalen) are thrilled to announce the birth of their beautiful baby boy, Benjamin Michael, March 31, 2012, weighing 5 lbs, 4 ozs. Welcoming Ben are proud grandparents: Raymond and Maureen Whalen and John and Donna McGrath; as well as Uncle Michael, Uncle Tim and Aunt Andrea. We would like to thank the case room staff for their amazing care and attention during the delivery of Ben as well as Dr. Stephane Foulem for assisting in Ben"s arrival. We would also like to thank the nurses of 5NB for their outstanding care during our stay at the hospital and a very special thank you to Dr. Peter Noel and Dr. Colleen Cook for their exceptional prenatal care.

NOSEWORTHY - Scott and Jane (Dawson) are thrilled to announce the arrival of their beautiful, bouncing baby boy, Nicholas Scott, born on March 24, 2012, at 7:30 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 13 oz. Nicholas is lovingly welcomed into this world by grandparents Cyril and Betty Noseworthy and John Dawson. Smiling down from heaven is Nanny Geraldine Dawson. Also welcoming Nicholas are aunts Jacquie, Joanna and Kim, cousins Timothy, James, Kelsey and Brooke, and a large circle of family and friends.

POWER - Brian and Tara (Furlong) are thrilled to announce the arrival of their baby boy, Patrick Michael, born March 28, 2012, weighing 7 lbs, 1 oz. Welcoming Patrick are grandparents Arnie and Judy Furlong, Nick and Bonnie Power, aunts Heather and Leita, uncles Michael, Craig and Ken and cousins Nicholas, Lauren and Jack. Patrick is also welcomed by a huge extended family of Breens, Furlongs and Powers. Special thanks to Dr. Krista Brown for her excellent prenatal care, Dr. Colleen Cook, Dr. John Tucker and all the nurses in the case room and 5NA at the Health Sciences Centre who cared for us, especially Tammy. A special thank you to Dr. Vickie Martin, an amazing coach and friend and the first to greet Patrick into the world!

ROLLS/COURCHAINE - Madeline is proud to announce the birth of her baby sister, Lyla Ruth, on March 30, 2012, weighing 9 lbs. 6 ozs. Proud parents are Duane and Julie. Sharing in joy are Aunt Diane, grandparents Jack and Carol Rolls, St. John's, and Louis and Jill Couchaine, Winnipeg.

SMITH - On March 15th, 2012, Keith & Nicky Smith welcomed their son Jacob Evan Smith to the world, weighing 8 lbs. 12 oz. Also welcoming Jacob are proud grandparents Carol Evans, Leonard Evans & Krista Wheaton, Andrew & Phyllis Smith and great-grandmother Hilda Carberry. A special thank you to Dr. O'Grady & staff and also the medical staff at The Health Sciences for their care and attention.

WHITE - Shaun, Melanie and big sisters Emily and Alana are pleased to announce the birth of their third child, a beautiful son, Jack James Sullivan, born March 29, 2012, weighing 8 lbs. 14 ozs. Grandparents Jack and Patricia White of St. John's and Gerald and Susan Aikens of Nova Scotia.


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