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The Telegram Births
May 2008

 

AMEY - Once again we are tickled pink! Jeff, Joanne (nee Sparkes) and big sister Charlotte are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of daughter Fiona Kathleen Amey. Fiona was born at the Ottawa General Hospital on May 24th, 2008 weighing 6 lbs. 8 oz.  She is adored and lovingly welcomed by grandparents Lance & Donna Sparkes of St. John's and Russell & Dorothy Amey and great-grandmother Kathleen Graham of Guelph, ON. Another sweet little niece for Aunt Andrea Sparkes of St. John's as well as Aunt Jill, Uncle Scott, and cousins Lee and Lane Sylvester also of Guelph. Special thanks to all our extended family and friends in Newfoundland and Ontario for  your continued love and friendship!

ANGEL - Two times the giggles, double the fun, twice as exciting as just having one. Sean and Alicia (nee CROFT) are delighted to announce the arrival of their twin boys who were born on May 17, 2008. William Joseph was born 9:47 p.m., weighing 8 lbs. 13 ozs. and Zachary David was born at 9:50 p.m., weighing 5 lbs. 13 ozs. Welcoming the boys are grandparents David and Barbara Croft of Fermeuse and Bill and the late June Angel of St. John's, as well as great-grandmother Betty Walsh of Fermeuse. They are also welcomed by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Many thanks to Dr. Strand and Dr. Delaney and the staff at the Maternal Fetal Assessment unit for all their wonderful prenatal care and to Dr. Howse and the case room nurses for ensuring the safe arrival of our little angels.

COFFIN  - Jason and Stephanie (nee Edwards) are pleased to announce the arrival of their handsome baby boy Nicholas Ives Leonard Coffin. Nicholas was born at 10:44 p.m. May 14 2008, weighing in at 6 lbs. 9½ ozs. Welcoming Nicholas are proud grandparents Leonard and Kathleen Edwards; also, Uncles Jonathan Edwards and Craig Coffin, Aunt Kathy Coffin and cousins Sarah, Michael and Steven Coffin, along with a large circle of family and friends. Watching over him from heaven are grandparents Ives and Rosalie Coffin. Many thanks for all the wonderful gifts Nicholas received from everyone. Thanks to Dr. Cherry Pike and Dr. D. R. Chaulk for their prenatal care and a heartfelt thanks to all the nurses of 5 north B who assisted with the safe delivery of Nicholas and to Dr. Elias Bartellas the attending physician.

EVERSON - Kevin and Jennifer (Hibbs) along with their son Grant, are very happy to announce the safe arrival of our precious baby girl Carly Angela. Carly arrived on May 13th, 2008 at the WHC weighing 7 lb 12 oz. Welcoming Carly are proud grandparents Kevin and Amanda Everson and Donald and Hilda Hibbs. Also welcoming Carly are many very excited Aunts and Uncles along with cousins Haley and Charles. A very special thank you to Dr. Lacelle for her prenatal care, Dr. Kum and Dr. Erica Fowler for a safe delivery and case room nurses Regina and Robin. To Aunt Juanita, we cannot thank you enough for taking such special care of us. You made Carly's delivery a wonderful experience. Thank you to Lavina and staff on 5NB and Corrine for your patience. Mommy and Carly also would like to thank daddy and everyone who helped us when we first came home. Words cannot express how grateful we are for all your love and support.

BASSLER - Sarah (Thuring) and Paul Bassler are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their first child, a healthy baby girl, Julia Marie, in St. John's on May 12, 2008, weighing 8 lbs 12 oz.  Proud grandparents are Tonya and Gerhard Bassler of St. John's and Annie and Werner Thuring of Elmira, Ontario.  Many thanks to the staff in the case room for their support of both mom and baby.

BUTLER - Born at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John's, Isabella Hope Butler, weighing in at 6 lbs. 13 ozs. on May 11, 2008. Isabella is the daughter of Krista Lee Butler (Jeans) and Bradley Butler. Proud grandparents, Calvin and Gertie Jeans of Grand Falls-Windsor and Ivan and Irene Butler of St. John's. A niece for Keith, Traci, Craig, Nancy and Christopher. A cousin for Gabriel, Benjamin and Dianna.

BYRD - Jim and Carol Byrd are pleased to announce the birth of their grandson Joshua William. Born May 14, 2008, at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto to their son Jim and his wife Carol, Joshua weighed 7 lbs. 14 ozs. We look forward to seeing Joshua in St. John's along with his big sister Kaitie.

COFFIN  - Jason and Stephanie (nee Edwards) are pleased to announce the arrival of their handsome baby boy Nicholas Ives Leonard Coffin. Nicholas was born at 10:44 p.m. May 14 2008, weighing in at 6 lbs. 91/2 ozs. Welcoming Nicholas are proud grandparents Leonard and Kathleen Edwards; also, Uncles Jonathan Edwards and Craig Coffin, Aunt Kathy Coffin and cousins Sarah, Michael and Steven Coffin, along with a large circle of family and friends. Watching over him from heaven are grandparents Ives and Rosalie Coffin. Many thanks for all the wonderful gifts Nicholas received from everyone. Thanks to Dr. Cherry Pike and Dr. D. R. Chaulk for their prenatal care and a heartfelt thanks to all the nurses of 5 north B who assisted with the safe delivery of Nicholas and to Dr. Elias Bartellas the attending physician.

COURTNEY - Matt and Sherry (O'Keefe) are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their first child, a beautiful baby girl. Lauren Catherine came into the world on March 20, 2008, weighing 9lbs 5oz. Welcoming Lauren are proud grandparents John & Madonna O'Keefe, Leonard & Blanche Courtney, great-grandmother Helen O'Keefe, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and other family and friends. Special thanks to all the Doctors and Nurses who took care of us along the way. Extra special thanks to daddy for all his love and support.

CRANE - Paul, Michelle (Earle) and big brother Aaron are pleased to announce the birth of their beautiful baby boy, Nathan Paul Gary. Nathan was born on May 31, 2008, at 1:28 p.m. and weighed 7 lbs. 9 ozs. Delighted grandparents are Paul and Debbie Crane and Elizabeth Earle. Loving him before he was born and now smiling proudly from heaven is his poppa Gary Earle. Sharing in the excitement is a large circle of family and friends. Sentiments of appreciation are extended to my co-workers at the Centre For Nursing Studies for their continued support. Sincere thanks are extended to Dr. O'Grady, Dr. Ingram and the exceptional nurses of the WHC for their excellent prenatal and postnatal care and to Dr. Strand for a safe delivery.

CROSS - It's a Girl! Gerry and Colleen (O'Keefe) and proud big brother Evan are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their precious baby girl, Leah Carol Rae, born at the WHC, May 2, 2008 at 9:24 a.m., weighing 8 lbs. 1 oz. Welcoming Leah are proud grandparents Walter and Carol O'Keefe, Gerald and Sheila Cross, great-grandparents Teresa and Manuel Alves, special great-grandaunt Mary Kenny and a large circle of family and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Pike for her excellent pre-natal care. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Pike and the case room staff for their wonderful care during delivery. An extra special thank you to Daddy for his love and support. We are so lucky to have you!!

DAVIS - Gary and Michelle (Smyth) are delighted to announce the arrival of their second child, Rachel Maria. Rachel arrived in a hurry on Mother's Day, May 11, 2008 at 11:36 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 12 ozs. She is welcomed by her proud big brother Jack as well as grandparents Anne Marie Davis and Frank and Anne Marie Smyth. Poppy Michael Davis is watching over Rachel from heaven. Rachel also has the honour of being the fourth great-grandchild of Mrs. Isabelle O'Brien. A special thanks to Dr. Patrick O'Shea and the wonderful staff of the case room at the Health Sciences Centre for their pre and post-natal care.

DOWNEY -O'CONNELL - Mitchell O'Connell & Erin Downey (parents). On May 18th, 2008 at 2:14 pm Arianna Kathleen Downey-O'Connell was born. Our lives changed forever when we saw our miracle enter this world. We would like to thank the staff at the Health Science Center, especially Dr. O'Grady, for their helping hands. Also, Father Leo English for his conitinued support and prayers, Kathleen Campbell who prayed to Saint Gerard each and every day. To friends and family a big thank-you for all your help and love this past year. Arianna's proud grandparents, Rosalind and Gary Downey, Rhonda O'Connell (Garry) and Gregory O'Connell along with Uncle Blair (Maja) and Aunt Katie, great-grandparents George & Kay Brown, John O'Connell and Bernard Nash, we could not do it without you. To her Godparents, Colleen Nash and Chad Russell, thank you. We love you Arianna and thank God everyday you are our daughter, we look forward to the years ahead.

EDMUNDS - Kisses and Cuddles for little sister! Brad, Michelle (Boland), and big sister Rachel are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their beautiful baby girl, CLAIRE ERIKA. Born May 3, 2008, weighing 8 lbs. 4 ozs., Claire is welcomed and adored by grandparents John and Doreen Boland and Andrew and Madonna Edmunds. Thank you to Drs. Strand and White for their prenatal care and Drs. Kum and Caines for Claire's safe delivery. Thank you to the extraordinary staff in the case room and on 5NB for their many days of exceptional care. Special thanks to our wonderful family and friends, especially those who helped Rachel patiently wait for Mommy, Daddy and little sister to come home. We are truly blessed.

EVERSON - Kevin and Jennifer (Hibbs) along with their son Grant, are very happy to announce the safe arrival of our precious baby girl Carly Angela. Carly arrived on May 13th, 2008 at the WHC weighing 7 lb 12 oz. Welcoming Carly are proud grandparents Kevin and Amanda Everson and Donald and Hilda Hibbs. Also welcoming Carly are many very excited Aunts and Uncles along with cousins Haley and Charles. A very special thank you to Dr. Lacelle for her prenatal care, Dr. Kum and Dr. Erica Fowler for a safe delivery and case room nurses Regina and Robin. To Aunt Juanita, we cannot thank you enough for taking such special care of us. You made Carly's delivery a wonderful experience. Thank you to Lavina and staff on 5NB and Corrine for your patience. Mommy and Carly also would like to thank daddy and everyone who helped us when we first came home. Words cannot express how grateful we are for all your love and support.

FIFIELD - Jamie and Susann Fifield of Coley's Point are proud to announce the arrival of a beautiful baby girl. Kelsey Susann was born at the Health Sciences Center, St. John's on May 18, 2008 weighing 9 lbs 3 oz. Lovingly welcomed by grandparents Calvin and Irene Chipman of Coley's Point and Ralph and Hilda Fifield of Bonavista, along with a large circle of family and friends. Thank you to Drs. Roche, Aguilar and O'Grady, and Nurses Gail McGrath and Dawn McLean for Kelsey's safe arrival.

FINN/WALSH - Glenn and Jennifer are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, a beautiful baby girl, Leah Elizabeth Ann Finn, born May 31, 2008, weighing 5 lbs. 15 oz. Welcoming Leah are proud grandparents, Paul and Phyllis Walsh and Alex and Joan Finn; great-grandmother Annie Walsh (passed away June 25, 2008); Aunt Angela Walsh (Dan Bond); Uncles Gerry, Terry (Gale), Les (Marlene) Finn and cousins: Chris, Emily, Matthew, Joshua and Justin. Special thanks to Dr. O'Shea, Dr. Strand and the nurses of the case room, NICU and 5NB.

FRANKLIN - Helen Grace Lannon. Alan and Yvonne (Lannon) are thrilled to announce the birth of their baby girl, Helen. Born May 12, 2008 at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, weighing 7 lbs. 13 oz.  Proud Grandparents are Tom and Jean Franklin of Oxford, England. Helen will be introduced to her Newfoundland roots in July when she visits her family in Southeast Placentia.

FRIZZELL - Keith and Jennifer (Carter) are thrilled to announce the early arrival of their precious son, Colby Patrick Keith, born on May 28, 2008, at 2:18 a.m., weighing 8 lbs. 3 ozs. Celebrating Colby's arrival are first time grandparents Wayne and Sylvia Carter and Francis and Brenda Frizzell, great-grandfather Samuel Carter, Aunt Nicole and Uncle Blair. Colby would like to welcome cousin Cody Ryan who arrived on June 7. Special thanks to the doctors and wonderful nurses in case room and 5NB, especially Santina. Mommy and Colby would like to thank Daddy and Nanny Carter for their great coaching, love and support. And also thank Daddy for being so wonderful the past 9 months! We love you!

GIBSON & WILLIAMS - Michelle and Brian are delighted to announce the arrival of Conor James Williams on May 16th, 2008, at 11:04 p.m. at Kingston General Hospital, weighing in at a mere 9 lbs. 15 oz. Proud grandparents include David Gibson of Kingston, Ontario, and Mary and Leonard Williams, Goulds.

GOSSE - Paul and Danielle Gosse (Raynes) are thrilled to announce the arrival of their first child, a precious baby girl, Marissa Christa Gosse, born May 20, 2008 at 11:17 a.m. at the London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus in London Ontario, weighing in at 7 lbs. 15 ozs. A special thank you to her grandparents Stan & Madeline Gosse and Doris & Edward McCarthy for all of their help in London. Big hugs & kisses to Daddy for never leaving our side and for his loving support!

GOULDING/TAYLOR - Keira Goulding and Mitchell Taylor of Gambo are ecstatic to announce the safe arrival of their little dude, Koby Mitchell James, on May 12, 2008, weighing 8 lbs. 4 oz. Welcoming Koby are excited first time grandparents, Judy and Melvin Goulding, fourth time grandparents, Trudy and Darryl Taylor and great-grandparents Daisy and Murray Pond, Gordon and Shirley Goulding and Delilah and Robert Russell. A special thank you to Drs. Blundell and Akinsooto and the amazing OBS staff of James Paton Memorial Hospital .

GREENLAND - Daniel and April (Aucoin) are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their first child, Lucas Daniel on May 18, 2008 at 6:00 p.m., weighing 7 lbs. 4.5 oz. Welcoming Lucas are proud grandparents Garry & Agnes Aucoin of Port au Port and Gail & Dave Hynes of St. John's. Also welcoming Lucas are Uncle Garry & Amanda Aucoin, Uncle Jonathan & Tammy Greenland, Auntie Joy & Charlie McCarthy, our aunts, uncles, relatives, friends, and all his little cousins. Special thanks to Dr. Tim Strand and Dr. Leslie Rourke for their great pre-natal care, Pat/Sue/Lorna in the Maternal Fetal Assessment Unit, case room nurse Denise Maher for her amazing help in assisting Lucas' speedy delivery, Dr. Theodoros Kabisios for his gentle hands during delivery and to all the 5NB nurses for their excellent care.

HALLERAN- Keith and Tammy are thrilled to announce the birth of their beautiful daughter Katie Theresa born May 4th, 2008, weighing 7 lbs. 4 ozs. Welcoming Katie is proud big brother Joshua; grandparents Theresa and Anthony Halleran; grandparents Cynthia and Thomas Penney; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Roche for excellent prenatal care and case room staff for their care and attention. We would also like to thank our families for their continued support.

HARRIS/BRAKE  - Bryan & Tina and big brother Liam are delighted to welcome baby Jayne Grace Reggie HARRIS into our loving family. Our precious gift arrived early but safe on May 7th, 2008 at 11:26am and weighed 5.5 pounds. Welcoming Baby Jayne are her grandparents Amazing Grace Harris (St. John's) and Ben and Helen Brake (Codroy Valley) who drove all through the night to be here for the arrival, uncles on the Harris side Bill (Pat), John (Darlene), Gerry (Debbie) and Noel and Aunts Eleanor (Gerry), Edna, Karen (Carl), Mary (Glen) and B-Ann (Rob) in addition on the Brake side uncle B.J. (Marie) and Aunts DeeDee (Alex), Marielle (Wayde) and Jodie. In addition a large circle of cousins and friends welcome Jayne. A tremendous thank you to Dr. Howse, Dr. Caines, and Dr. Rourke as well as the staff of the Janeway and 5NorthB who took amazing 24 hr care of mom and baby for the last month leading up to her birth and the days following.

HART/BLONDE - Born at the Ottawa General Hospital on May 22, 2008, to Micca Hart (formerly of St. John's) and Timothy Blonde (formerly of Woodstock) currently of Ottawa, Ontario, a son, (Timothy) Cameron Blonde. At 8 lbs. 6 1/2 oz., he was a fine weight for a young sailor. Cameron is welcomed as the most recent and precious addition to the Connolly, Hart and Blonde families of Ontario and Newfoundland . He is also the newest great-grandson of Alice Sullivan Connolly of Manuels, CBS.

HOOPER - Ken and Sabeena Hooper are overjoyed to announce the birth of their first child, Kethan Kenneth Hooper. Kethan was born on May 9, 2008 weighing 8 lbs, 15 oz and measuring a tall 53 cm.  Kethan was enthusiastically welcomed by Nan & Pop Helen and Wayne Hooper, Nani Asha Daniel and Nana Eddison Daniel, a delighted Aunt Julie and Uncle Brian, his big Cousin Makayla and proud first-time Uncle Pritam Mamaji as well as Great-grandparents Les and Winnie Maddigan. Ken and Sabeena wish to extend heartfelt thanks to Dr. O'Grady and the talented group of professionals that so skillfully delivered our precious son that fateful morning and for their compassionate care leading up to Kethan's birth. To Annette and Karen and the rest of the nurses on 5NB, we offer genuine gratitude for making those first few days such a wonderful experience which we will never forget. To our extended network of family and friends who have shared in this journey, we can only say how fortunate we are to have such a loving group of people in our lives. Kethan is profoundly blessed that he will have your love and friendship throughout his life. As parents we are humbled to have received this gift of life and dedicate our lives to our beloved son.

HOWELL - Roger and Holly (Anthony) are overjoyed to announce the arrival of our “gorgeous” baby boy, Jack Eric Howell.  Our little angel arrived on May 21, 2008 at 11:53 pm weighing 7 lbs. 9 oz.  Jack is welcomed by grandparents Susan and David Layte, Bob and Jane Howell, John Anthony; great-grandparents Phoebe Mullett, Hazel Stanley, Austin and Mary Anthony.  A special thank you to Dr. House for her prenatal care and to the case room staff at the Health Sciences Centre for their help and support during labour and delivery.

KELLY - After 38 weeks in custody, the infamous ‘Kelly Twins', Jennifer and Jessica, made their escape on May 5th, 2008. Jennifer is 5 lbs. 14 ozs with light brown hair (like Mommy's) and Jessica is 4 lbs. 9 ozs. with dark brown hair (used to be like Daddy's). Their parents, Michael and Leanne, and ‘Big Sister' Julia are suspected to be keeping them in safe hiding in Mount Pearl . The ‘Kelly Twins' are wanted for the many tender LUVS and HUGS. Reward of $2000.00 has been made available by the Honorable Premier Danny Williams. (Thank You Mr. Williams for this initial start at life.)

LAKE - Barry, Meaghan (Young) and big sister Maren welcome with love, Jack Thomas, born May 28, 2008 at 6:29 p.m., weighing 7 lbs. 8 oz. Thanks to Dr. Pike for her excellent prenatal care and thanks to all the doctors and nurses who assisted with the labour and delivery.

MACLEAN - Ryan and Heather (Donovan) and big sister Sophie are happy to announce and welcome with love the arrival of Lily Grace, born May 21, 2008 weighing 8 lbs. 15 oz. Welcoming Lily are proud grandparents Mike and Alice Donovan, Paul and Janet Newman and Ed and Gloria MacLean, as well as a large group of wonderful family and friends.

MCEVOY - Carl, Kelly (Hynes), and big sister Lily are delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful baby girl, Eve Madeline. Eve was born on May 29th at 8:34 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 3 ozs. Also welcoming Eve are grandparents, Elroy and Maureen Hynes of Ferryland and Austin and Ann McEvoy of Admiral's Beach. A very special thank you to Dr. Pike for her excellent prenatal care and also to the nurses in the case room and obstetrical unit.

NEVILLE - Jacquelyn is happy to announce the birth of her beautiful daughter, Madalynn Joanne, born May 19, 2008, weighing 7 lbs. 10 oz. Welcoming Madalynn are first time grandparents John & Pauline Neville of Kilbride and Aunt Amanda Neville and Steven Chafe of Petty Harbour. Special thanks are extended to Lindsay Mills of St. John's and Jessica Fry of Mount Pearl.

O'BRIEN - A baby is cuddles and tickles on toes, the sweet scent of powder, a kiss on the nose! A baby is teddy bears, rattles, and pins, meals at midnight ...giggles and grins. It is with great joy that Neil and April (Yard) announce the birth of their little love bug, a beautiful baby girl named Lauren Jean. Lauren was so excited to meet everyone, she decided to arrive a few days early. At 5:26 p.m. on May 8, 2008, Lauren arrived and as they say, good things come in small packages. She tipped the scales at 6 lbs. 7 ozs. and measured 47 cm. Celebrating Lauren's arrival are proud grandparents Martin and Marian Yard, Neil and Janet O'Brien and great-grandmother Jean Carew. Also welcoming Lauren are Uncle Scott, Aunt Mary Jane, Uncle Dennis and special Aunties Sherry, Charlene, Rosanne, Melissa and Cheryl. Smiling down from heaven are great-grandparents Henry and Ethel Yard, William Carew, Con and Winafred O'Brien, Herb and Jean Maloney. Special thanks are extended to Dr. Howse for her excellent prenatal care, as well as the 5NB/case room nurses, especially Juanita Howell. Mommy and Lauren would also like to thank Daddy and Charlene for their wonderful coaching, love and support.

O'BRIEN, BROWN - Maureen O'Brien and Kevin Brown joyfully announce the birth of their son Sean Brian on May 14, 2008 at St. Catharines Ont., weighing 7 lbs., 15 ozs. Welcoming Sean is big brother Michael. Proud Grandparents are Ron and Joanne O'Brien and Dr. Colin and Janet Brown all of St. John's. Buíochas le Dia.

O'NEILL- Heath & Jane (Miles) are proud to announce the birth of their beautiful baby girl, Sophie Elizabeth on May 1st, 2008, weighing 7 lbs. 9 oz. Welcoming Sophie are proud grandparents Calvin and Bernice Miles and Edward and Helen Foran and Great-Grandmothers Sophie Flight and Gwendolyn Miles as well as Aunts Jennifer Miles and Lesley Foran-Cummings and Uncles Peter Miles and Chad Cummings and special cousin Nicholas. Special thanks to case room nurses Connie and Lisa and Dr. Fowler and Dr. Kravitz.

PHILLIPS - Jason and Kimberly Phillips (Russell) and big sister Serena, are excited to announce the arrival of their beautiful boy, Noah Peter, born May 10, 2008 at 7:33 p.m., weighing 9 lbs. 10 oz. Proud Grandparents are Peter and Regina Russell, Doug and Wendy Phillips. Also welcoming Noah are Great-Grandmas Ryan, Butler, Phillips and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Many thanks to Dr. Kravitz, Dr. Roche and Dr. Mercer and nurses in the case room. Mommy and Noah would like to thank Daddy and Nanny Russell for their love and support during the delivery!

PILGRIM/FORRISTALL - The day they have waited so long for has finally arrived. First time parents Shawn and Kathleen are proud to announce the birth of their precious baby boy. Zachary Joseph Pilgrim was born on May 26, 2008, at 10:47 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 11 ozs. Zachary is welcomed by grandparents Catherine Stoyles and Doug Forristall (Cathy), and Bernice (George) and Joseph Pilgrim, along with a large circle of family and friends. He is no doubt being watched over from heaven by his great-grandmother, the late Kathleen Stoyles.

POLLARD - Shawn and Wendy (nee Beckett) and big brother Ryan are very proud to announce the safe arrival of Rebecca Anne. Rebecca made her grand entrance on May 26, 2008, at the Ottawa General Hospital. She weighed in at 6 lbs. 4 ozs. Rebecca is the third grandchild for Eric and Geraldine Beckett, fourth grandchild for Jim and Maureen Pollard and fifth great-grandchild for Lillian Pollard, all of Mt. Pearl.

POWER/MARKS - Lisa and Doug along with big brother Ryan are happy to announce the arrival of their second child, Jack Joshua Power. Jack was born at our home on May 13, 2008 at 5:47am , weighing 6 pounds, 5 ounces. We want to thank our midwife, Jayme Safine for a wonderful delivery along with her assistant. As well, we would like to thank Aunt Bernadette for taking such great care of Ryan while mommy was having Jack. Jack is welcomed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends as well as his grandmother, Jean Marks. Watching out for Jack from Heaven is nanny and poppy (Joan and Jerry) Power, and grandfather Gerald Marks.

RENDELL/O'ROURKE - Kristen and Michael are delighted to announce the birth of Sophia Rachel, born May 14, 2008. Thrilled to be grandparents are Eric and Dale Ann Rendell, and Bernice O'Rourke. Also welcoming Sophia are Aunt Erica and Elana Rendell, Aunt Jody, Uncle Jim and very special cousins Rachel, Jacob and Christopher. A special thank you to the case room staff, especially nurse Marina.

RUMBOLT - Mitch and Leanne (O'Leary) are thrilled to announce the early arrival of their beautiful baby girl, Katherine Maria. Born May 31, 2008 at 10:50 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 6 oz., Katherine (Kate) is welcomed by first-time grandparents Bernard and Sherry Rumbolt; grandmother Marie O'Leary; as well as a loving circle of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Watching over Katherine at all times with his warm smile is her special poppy, the late Brendan O'Leary. Mom and Dad extend special thanks to Dr. Callahan-Dyer and Dr. Roche for their pre-natal care and Dr. Collins and the case room staff who assisted in the delivery.

RYAN  - Rodney & Amanda (nee Kavanagh) & big sister Alyssa are delighted to announce the birth of their beautiful son Benjamin Joseph Ryan, born May 25, 2008 at 11:44 p.m., weighing 9 lbs. 6 ozs. Benjamin was welcomed into the world by grandparents Joe & Sandy Kavanagh, Pat & Matilda Ryan & Maureen Kavanagh, as well as great-grandparents Chris & Madeline Kavanagh, Margaret Ryan, Kathleen McCormack & June Noseworthy. Special thanks to Daddy & Angie for helping Mommy bring Benjamin into the world.

SEARS - Scott and Terri Lynn Sears are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their second child, a precious beautiful son, Chase Terry Patrick, born May 6, 2008 at 3:04 p.m. weighing 7 lbs. 9 ozs. A little brother for Ava. Waiting to welcome Chase with lots of love were very proud grandparents Terry and Kathy Butt and grandparents Wayne and Cynthia Sears, along with Uncle Eddie. Chase is the first great-grandson for Poppy George Norman at Badger Lake. Also adored by great-grandmother Sears, great-grandmother Maher and great-grandparents Betty and Lewellyn Butt of Bishop's Falls. A huge thank you to Dr. Kravitz and all the staff at 5 North B for all their help. Special wishes from cousin Brayden and all family and friends.

SHORT - Stephen and Christa are proud to announce the birth of their son Brady Cameron on May 2, 2008. Welcoming Brady are loving grandparents Derek and Marie Short and Michael and Elizabeth McGrath. Great-grandmothers Lily Short, St. John's and Pearl Simmons, Buchans and also other family and friends. Thank you to Dr. Erica Howse and Nadine Caines for a safe delivery. Thank you to case room nurse Heather Shute and my co-workers on 4SB and 5NB.

SNOOK / BROWN - Corey and Arwa are very happy to announce the healthy arrival of their son, Malik Ralph Snook!  Malik was born May 1, 2008 at 4:20 p.m., weighing 7 lbs. 7 ozs. He is welcomed by proud grandparents Jennifer Whitfield and Delilah and Robert Snook, as well as Uncle Blair, Aunt Colleen, and cousins, Emma and Tristan. Sincere thanks to Dr. Kravitz, Dr. Kum, Tammy, and the maternity ward nurses, especially Kelly and Rose, for their genuine care and support.

WALSH- Chris and Julianne (Woosley) are excited and very proud to announce the safe arrival of their precious baby boy, Jacob Christopher, born on May 11, 2008, at 11:44 a.m., weighing 8 lbs. 13 ozs. Welcoming Jacob are proud first time grandparents Ron and Joyce Walsh of Bay de Verde, Karen Woosley of Mount Pearl and Robert Woosley of Kentucky, great-grandmothers Edna Humber of Mt. Pearl and Betty Mueller of Kentucky, along with many other relatives and friends. Many thanks to the staff in the case room for their support and to Drs. Lacelle and Gill at HSC. A special thank you to all our family and friends for your love and support.

WESTMAN - Eric and Trina (Tiller) excitedly announce the birth of their son, Samuel August Westman. Sam kicked his way into this world on May 6th, 2008 in Omaha, Nebraska, at 7 lbs. 9ozs, 20 1/2" The future Husker was welcomed by Grandpa and Grandma, Tom and Sandi Westman, and jet-setter Nanna Joan Tiller in Omaha, while Poppy Sam Tiller celebrated with pride in St. John's. He was the first grandchild for all and the first great-grandchild for Great-Grandma Doris Westman! Also delighted to see him were Uncle Jason and Aunt Netta, Uncle Adam and Aunt Netta and Aunt Mandy, Auntie Jill and Great Aunt Evelyn. Meeting his entire Newfoundland family, Sam made his first trip home in June for his Uncle Troy and Aunt Monique's wedding, where he saw his first icebergs, whales and Screechers....but no moose.  On return to Omaha, he was quickly followed by his new cousins Lillian and Ryan.  Oh What a summer it was!

WHALEN - Randall and Jackie (Loder) are delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful baby boy, Ethan Randall Whalen. Ethan was born 3:35 a.m. on May 31, 2008 at the Health Sciences Center (St. John's), weighing 8 lbs. 12 ozs. Our precious little angel is lovingly welcomed by grandparents Ed and Doreen Loder of Hillview and Walter and Annie Whalen of Caplin Cove. Also delighted by Ethan's arrival are his many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

YOUDEN - It's a Boy! Kirk and Raquel (Hatch) & big sister Madison are thrilled to announce the arrival of Ryan Anderson on May 6th, 2008. Ryan tipped the scales 8lbs 8 ounces and has been keeping grandparents Lil and Pete Hatch and grandmother Pat Youden on their toes. Extra special thanks to Dr. Heidi Kravitz and all the nurses and doctors at the Health Sciences Centre.  Special thanks to Dr. Susan & Dr. Steve Furlong for excellent pre-natal and post-natal care. A big thank you is extended to family and friends for all their kind thoughts and support.

 

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