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The Telegram Births
November 2006


ABBOTT– IT’S A GIRL! Ten little fingers and ten little toes, two little ears and one little nose. Very cuddly and very sweet, from her cute little head to her tiny little feet. Gillian (Russell) and Chris Abbott are thrilled to announce the arrival of their beautiful daughter, Courtney Amanda Gillian, born November 14, 2006 at 9:42 p.m., weighing 7 lbs. 3 ozs. Courtney is welcomed with lots of love by her grandparents David and Carole Anne Russell and Melvin and Emma Abbott, aunts, uncles, cousins Brady and Logan and extended family and friends. Thanks to Dr. Roche for her prenatal care, to Dr. Roche and Dr. Mercer for a safe delivery and to all the nurses in the case room (especially Lisa) and 5NB. Special thanks to our families for all the extra help and support they have given us since Courtney was born, as well as to Grandmother Russell for her coaching during the delivery. Courtney and Mommy would also like to thank Daddy for his continued love and support and for taking such wonderful care of both of us throughout the pregnancy, during labour and delivery and afterwards. We love you very much!!

BLUNDON– Andrew and Susanne Blundon are proud to announce the birth of their second child, Lewis Charles. Lewis was born on November 6, 2006 at the WHC in St. John's, weighing 7 lbs., 7 oz and measuring 19¾". His big brother, Mathias, was very excited for him to finally arrive. Proud grandparents are Hedley and Mary Blundon of Three Island Pond and Dave and Rose Ivany of Long Pond and great-grandparents Florence Blundon, John and Ida Brazil, Vina Ivany and Gladys Porter. Special thanks to Drs. O'Grady, Healey and Mercer and all the nurses and doctors who assisted with the delivery in the case room.

BRADLEY/McISSAC – Angie Bradley & Jason McIsaac are pleased to announce the arrival of the little diva. Ava Faye McIsaac was born 4:13 p.m., Nov. 8, 2006, weighing in at 8 lbs, 2 oz. Proud first time grandparents are Betty and Gord Bradley, as well as grandparents Al & Mary McIsaac. Also awaiting Ava’s arrival were aunt Lori and uncle Tony and aunt Jana and uncle Les, and cousin Oliver. Ava is also welcomed by great-grandfathers Harold Bradley and Harold Stephenson and great-grandmother Madeline McIsaac, as well as a large number of great aunts and uncles and friends. Special thanks to Mommy’s best friend Jennifer Mole for all of her support. The happy parents want to thank Dr. Furlong, the nurses in the case room and 5 North B, and especially Dr. Lacelle for her exceptional prenatal care and delivery. Daddy is proud of Mommy for her strength and courage. Mommy and Ava would also like to thank daddy for all his love and support during the pregnancy and delivery. They are forever grateful.

BRIDGEMAN- IT’S A BOY! Nick and Deanne (Aylward) are thrilled to announce the arrival of their first child, PATRICK NICHOLAS, born November 11, 2006, at 1:52 p.m., weighing 8 lbs. 3½ ozs. Patrick is welcomed with lots of love by proud first time grandparents Pat and Betty Aylward, Port Kirwan, Rita Bridgeman (23rd grandchild), St. Brendan’s, and two special great-grandmothers Mrs. Margaret Aylward and Mrs. Mary Turner. Watching over Patrick from heaven is Poppy Bridgeman. Also welcoming Patrick are his ten aunts, three uncles and a large number of cousins and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Katie Saunders and Dr. Strand. Also to Dr. Tennent, the case room nurses for a safe delivery and the staff of 5NB. Many thanks to family and friends, who have welcomed Patrick since his home coming.
“A wonderful gift, so precious and sweet, Our hearts are full, our lives complete.”

CAINES – IT’S A BOY! Chad and Jackie (nee Hollett), along with canine brothers Fergus and Darcy, are delighted to announce the early arrival of Ciaran William Caines. He was born at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, London, Ontario, at 11:32 a.m. on November 10, 2006, weighing 7 lbs., 3 oz. Welcoming his arrival are grandparents Charlotte and Edward Hollett and Rosalind and Ted Caines. Eagerly awaiting his February visit to Newfoundland are Aunt Shelley, Uncle Hughie, Aunt Jane, Uncle Rick, and cousins Claire, Jack and Charlotte. Uncle Jarrett, Aunt Lynette and cousin Brennan in Calgary are also thrilled with his arrival. A huge thank you to Dr. Rebel, Dr. Crumley, and the nurses of the Birthing Centre for Ciaran’s entrance into the world. A very special thank you to Nanny Hollett who came for Ciaran’s birth and took such good care of Mommy after delivery. Also, Mommy and Ciaran would like to thank Daddy for all his love and support.

COOK- Brian and Anna (Locke) are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Norah Claire, born at the HSC in St. John’s on November 24th, 2006 at 2:22 p.m., weighing 7 lbs. 6 oz. Proud grandparents are Hubert and Marguerite Locke of Green’s Harbour and John and Gail Cook of St. John’s. A special thank you to Dr. Mercedes Penton and Dr. Timothy Strand for their excellent pre-natal care, to Dr. Erica Howse and Nurse Roxanne Jackson for a safe delivery and to the nurses of 5NB. Mommy and Norah also thank Daddy for all his love and support through pregnancy and birth.

CRUMMEY- It is with great thanksgiving and delight we announce the birth of our first grandchild, Elle Rose, November 20, 2006 at Calgary. Parents, Paul and Cheryl Crummey; grandparents, Rose and Myles Hussey, Airport Hgts. and Lorraine and Frank Crummey, St. John’s.

CUTLER - John, Lynette and big brother Nathan are thrilled to announce Hannah Sophia. Hannah was born November 29, 2006 at the Ottawa General Hospital weighing 9 lbs. 15 ozs. Also welcoming Hannah are grandparents Nathan and Edna Cutler, Larry Brown and Maureen Wilson. Sadly missed during our special occasion is step-grandmother Pat, who was so looking forward to meeting Hannah. Many thanks to family and friends who visited Ottawa and those who sent gifts and well wishes.

DILLON/PORTER– Melissa and Brad are thrilled to announce the arrival of Nathan Bradley, born on November 17, 2006 at 9:45 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 14 oz. Proud grandparents are Karen and Wayne Dillon, Michelle and Raymond Porter. Also welcoming Nathan are his big sister Katilyn; his great-grandparents: Marjorie Dillon, Elizabeth Bambrick, Ray Morgan and Ralph Maher; his great-great-grandmother, Hazel Flemming; as well as his aunts: Marlene, Kayla, Nikki and Shauna and his uncles: Bruce and Bucky. Nathan has two little buddies, his cousins, Dylan and Joshua. His angels in heaven are Nanny Morgan, Nanny Maher, Poppy Bambrick, Nanny and Poppy Porter, Nanny and Poppy Dillon. Thank you to Dr. Kum and Dr. Pike and all the nurses at WHSC for all their care. Mommy and Nathan would like to thank daddy for all his love and support.

DOWNEY - IT’S A BOY!!! David & Charlene (Walsh) are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their first child JACK ALEXANDER at 8:43 a.m. on November 29, 2006 at the Women’s Health Center, St. John’s. Jack tipped the scales at 7 lbs., 8 oz. Also welcoming Jack are first-time grandparents Ray & Louise Walsh, and veterans George & Marie Downey. Thanks to Nanny Weezie & Poppy Ray for all their care, attention and nutrition while Daddy was away for work. Thanks to Nanny Marie & Auntie Co for traveling to welcome Jack. A BIG thank you to Great Aunt Joan for always being there, Dr. Terry O’Grady for her wonderful care, the rest of the case room team & nursing staff of 5NB.

DUROCHER- Nathan would like the world to know that he has a new baby sister. Gabrielle Reese was born at Ann Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, Maryland, USA at 5:21 A.M., November 02, 2006 and weighed 8 lbs. 10 ozs. Proud parents are Sherry-Rae (Pottle) and Major Pascal Durocher. Gabrielle is the second grandchild for George & Pat Pottle of St. John's and the ninth grandchild for Mme Darquise Durocher of Senneterre, Quebec.

FINN/KILFOY – Twin boys! Ashley and Brad are thrilled to announce the arrival of their “two little men” on November 2, 2006 - Cody Shawn, weighing in at 6 lbs. 6 ozs. and Connor Bradley, 6 lbs. 8½ ozs. Proud grandparents are Gary and Karen Finn and Derek and Rosalind Kilfoy. Great-grandfather Ted Squires. Special thanks to Dr. Roche for all her support. Thank-you to all our friends and relatives for your love and support.

GALWAY/RIDGLEY- John & Susan have been doubly blessed. Jack is now the proud big brother of Liam Francis Ridgley Galway. Liam was born on November 29th, 2006, weighing 9 lbs 2 ozs. He is welcomed with open arms by grandparents Helen Galway, John & Linda Ridgley, and Ed & Barb Galway.
Brick & mortar make a house, but the laughter of children makes a home

GRIFFIN - Erica is now a Big Sister. Terry & Lisa (Lawlor) are proud to announce the arrival of their son, Nathan, weighing 7 lbs 12 ozs. Born on November 16, 2006 at 11:10 am. Proud grandparents are the late John & Imelda Griffin of Ship Harbour, and William & Lillian Lawlor of Cappahayden. Special thanks to Daddy, friend Daphne, and case room nurse Darlene for all their support and care during labour and delivery.

HAND-HUMPHRIES – Jillian and Dale are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Cordelia Selene, on November 1, 2006, weighing 7 lbs. 7 oz. Welcome and love from grandparents Paul and Linda Hand and Terry and Eileen Humphries; and great-grandparents Howard and Sylvia Thornhill, Ida Parrott, and Alfred and Elsie Humphries.

HART– The world’s best big sister, Madeline Lee Hart, is excited to announce the birth of her new baby brother. Daniel Robert was born on Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 10:05 a.m. at the Women’s Health Center weighing 8 lbs, 8.8 oz. Daniel is also welcomed by his parents Bob and Linda (Lee), grandparents Bob and Midge Hart and Mary Lee, as well as special cousins Billy, Jennifer, Meghan, Alexander and Eric. Madeline would like to say a special thank you to family and friends for taking such good care of her during Mommy’s stay in the hospital. Our family would also like to thank Dr. Pike, Dr. Alteen and all the doctors and nurses from the case room and on 5NB for their excellent care of Mommy and Daniel.

HARTLEY- Jim and Stephanie (nee Soper) are proud to announce the birth of their first child, a beautiful baby girl. Deirdre Ann was born at the WHC on November 29th, 2006 at 1:31 a.m., weighing 6 pounds and 6 ounces. Proud grandparents are Bill and Marie Hutchings (Corner Brook) and Edgar and Marilyn Soper (Iqaluit). Also welcoming Deirdre are proud aunts Amanda Soper and Lisa and Kim Hutchings. Special thanks to Dr. Pike, Dr. Deanna Murphy, all the nurses of the caseroom, especially Karen, and the nurses of 5NB. A big thank you to Nanny Soper and Nanny Hutchings for all your help during the first few weeks Mommy was home. Mommy would especially like to thank Daddy for all his love and support throughout.

HOSKINS - Jeremy and Erin (Trowbridge) are thrilled to announce the long awaited arrival of their first child Jonah Benjamin Thomas. Jonah was born at 8:42 a.m. on November 23, 2006 weighing 7 lbs. 14 ozs. Welcoming Jonah are first time grandparents Helen and David Hoskins and Sylvia and Herbert Trowbridge of Arnold's Cove. Also pleased to welcome him are Aunt Shawna, Aunt Davina, Uncle Trevor, Aunt Lillian and a large circle of family and friends. Special thanks to Dr. O'Grady and Dr. Brown for their excellent prenatal care and a safe delivery. Thanks also to the staff of the caseroom and 5NB. Heartfelt thanks to all our family and friends for all the love and support you have given us.

INGS/BOWEN- Our little angel is here! Proud parents Trent and Lisa are overjoyed to announce the birth of their son, Daniel James, on November 8th, at 8:32 a.m. weighing 9 lbs. 1 oz. Welcoming Daniel are big brothers Jeremy and Kian, big sister Shanolla, and grandparents Robert and Anna Bowen of St. Mary’s and Aubrey and Winnie Ings of Lewisporte. Special thanks to the staff of the case room and 5NB, Drs. Pike and Lacelle, and to all our family and friends for your love and support.
“Every good and perfect gift is sent from above...”
James 1:17

KANE/HUNT- Jeff and Dianna are pleased to announce the arrival of a 7 lb. 15 oz. beautiful baby boy, Griffin Jeffrey, on Monday, November 27, 2006 at 1:44 p.m. Proud grandparents are Ed and Virginia Hunt and Bill and Florence Kane. Thanks to all our family and friends for your love and support and to the doctors and nurses who helped bring “our little man” safely into the world.

KELLY (BARNABLE) – Scott and Tara are excited to announce the birth of their first child, Ava Rose, on November 2, 2006. Ava weighed 8 lbs., 9 ounces and measured 21.5 inches. Proud grandparents are John and Anita Kelly of St. Brendan’s, Bonavista Bay, and Gerald and Patricia Barnable of St. John’s. Also welcoming Ava are uncle Brian, aunt Julie and cousins Bria and Ireland in St. John’s; uncle Rory, aunt Jennifer and cousin Mia in Toronto; and uncle Michael in Korea. Many thanks to Drs. Halley and Kravitz for their prenatal care and to the caseroom nurses and Dr. Healey for Ava’s safe delivery.

KENNEDY- Jason, Janet (Whelan) and big sister Crystal, are thrilled to announce the arrival of another beautiful baby girl, Emma Kellee. Born Nov. 4th, 2006 at 3:44 a.m. Weighing 8 lbs., 2 ozs. Proud grandparents Walter and Lucella Kennedy, Patrick and Elizabeth Whelan. Delighted Godparents Stephen Whelan and Lisa Picco.

KERR- Greg and Wendy (nee Cook) are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Eva Jane, a little sister for Geoffrey and Katherine, born November 13, 2006, weighing 8 lbs. 8 ozs. She is the granddaughter of Doug and Nancy Cook, St. John’s and Geoff and Donna Kerr, Halifax. Special thanks to Dr. Heidi Kravitz and the doctors and nurses in the caseroom.

LAYDEN/WALSH- Ira and Cheryl are delighted to announce the arrival of their first child, a precious baby boy, Nicholas Walter, 7 lbs. 13 oz., on November 11, 2006. Mommy would like to send a very special thank you to Daddy and Aunt Melanie for all their strength and encouragement in the delivery room. Proud first time grandparents Walter and Linda Walsh, fifth for Albert and Jeanette Layden, and fourth for a special great-grandmother, Gertrude Belbin.

MCGRATH– Jason and Janice (nee Nash) are thrilled to announce the arrival of their first child, a precious baby girl, Emma AnnEta, who was born November 5, 2006, at 8:31 p.m., weighing 9 lbs. 11 ozs. Welcoming Emma are proud first time grandparents Anthony and Eta Nash and second time grandparents Francis and Annie McGrath. Also welcoming Emma are Uncle Ian, Auntie Jos and cousin Maddie; along with many other family and friends. Mommy would like to thank Daddy and Nanny Nash for all their support and encouragement during the delivery. Also special thanks to Dr. LaCelle, the case room and O.R. nurses (especially Krista Power), all the staff and BN students on 5NB who cared for us. You all made the occasion of our daughter that much more memorable. Welcome to the world Emma, we love you!

POWER- Daddy has a new hockey buddy. Steve, Karen (Hurley) and big sisters Heather and Jessica are thrilled to announce the early, but safe arrival of their little miracle, Matthew Stephen Edward, born November 10, 2006 at 4:04 p.m. at the Women’s Health Centre, St. John’s. Matthew was born 10 weeks early and weighed 3 lbs. 6 oz., but thanks to the incredible care he received at the Janeway, he came home on January 17, 2007, weighing a healthy 9 lbs. Proud grandparents are Pat and Barb Hurley and Ed and Diana Power. A heartfelt thank-you to Dr. Jared, Dr. Aziz, Dr. Andrews and the entire Neo-natal team of doctors and nurses who took such great care of Matthew and who provided wonderful support to our family. Thanks also to Dr. Cherry Pike for providing excellent pre-natal care, Dr. Badrudin and Dr. O’Grady for ensuring a safe delivery and to our family and friends for their prayers and support.

QUINLAN– Robin & Kim and big sister Lauren are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their son & brother Patrick Wayne, born on November 9th, 2006 at 8:22 pm, weighing 7 lbs, 3 ozs. Also welcoming Patrick in to the world are proud grandparents Danny & Rita Kennedy of Avondale and Wayne & Lorraine Quinlan of Bay de Verde; Great Grandmothers Marcella Quinlan and Marguerite Kennedy, and all his aunts, uncles and cousins. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at the WHS and also to Dr. Pike for her wonderful prenatal care. Also a very big Thank You to all our family and friends for your love and support.

RUSSELL- Sean & Krista and Big Sister Caitlin are proud to announce the arrival of a baby boy on November 16, 2006, weighing 7 lbs. 12 ozs. Evan is welcomed by proud grandparents Don & Marg Russell, Marg Williams, Jerry Williams and a large circle of family & friends. Thanks to all the nurses in case room and 5 North B. special thanks to Bev Sheppard and Daphne Randell for their care & support.

SCAMMELL- John and Kate (nee Montgomery) joyfully announce the birth of their first child, Mason James Thomas, born on November 8, 2006 at Jordan Hospital, Plymouth, MA, weighing 9 lbs. 5 ozs. Mason is lovingly welcomed by his grandparents Tim and Eva Scammell, Torbay; Mark and Paulette Montgomery, Plymouth, MA; great-grandmothers Gwen Brown, ON and Rose Rathier, Rhode Island, as well as all of his aunts, uncles and cousins. Sincere thanks to the doctors and nurses at Jordan Hospital, and especially to Grandmother Paulette for her special care and support.

SPEARNS- Big brother Mitchell is excited to announce the arrival of his little sister, Lucy Hazel. Lucy was born on November 30, 2006 at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, weighting in at 8lb 14oz. Also welcoming Lucy are proud parents Barry & Angela, grandparents Alfred & Maureen Spearns (St. John’s) and Bruce & Cathy MacKenzie (Scotsburn, NS), and great-grandmother Hazel MacKenzie (Scotsburn, NS).

WALSH – Ehh! What's up doc? Believe in miracles? We sure do! Elaine and Ken are thrilled to announce the early but safe arrival of Nicholas John Michael. Daddy's garage buddy arrived at 7:23 p.m. on November 15th, 2006. Weighing 6 lbs., 6 ozs. Proud grandparents are John and Nancy Walsh of St. John's, Leo and Biddy Walsh of Kilbride, great-grandmother Mary McDonald of Kilbride. Thanks to coaches Daddy and Aunt Karen; Docs Sarah Healey, Colleen Cook, Sue from MFAU and case room staff.

WEEKS – Christian, Helen-Marie (nee Reid) and big sister Kathryn are thrilled to announce the birth of their second child, Alexandra Emma Jane. Alexandra was born on November 6th, 2006, at 12:29 p.m., weighing in at a hefty 9 lbs and 15 oz. at the Ottawa Hospital, General Campus, Ottawa, and shares her Birthday with her Uncle Donald. Many thanks to the caseroom nurses and physicians for another exceptional delivery and to Dr. N. Fleming for her excellent prenatal care. Also welcoming Alexandra are Grandparents Donald and Pauline Reid of Hopeall, Trinity Bay, and whose help during the past 9 months will be forever appreciated. Also welcoming the arrival of Alexandra are Grandparents Janet Preston of Boncath, Wales, UK and Christopher Weeks of Swansea, UK, plus a large circle of Aunts and Uncles both near and far.

WHITTLE- Karen (Manning) and Jeremy are delighted to announce the reluctant arrival of Simon Jeremy on November 8th, 2006 at 3:43 p.m. Weighing a lovable 7 lbs. 13 ozs, Simon has warmed the hearts of both family and friends. On hand to welcome Simon were his many aunts and uncles as well as proud grandparents Judy and Patrick Whittle and Peter Manning. Grateful thanks to all the fabulous staff in the Case Room especially nurse Paula Murphy and all the staff on 5NB during this exciting time. Special thanks to Addie Sullivan, Dr. Caroline Alteen and Dr. Cherry Pike for providing exceptional prenatal care.

WORTHMAN, Mia Ling - Proud parents Lisa (Baker), Noel and loving big sister Sarah are thrilled to announce the adoption of our beautiful daughter Mia Ling. We became a forever family Nov. 5, 2006 in Hunan, China. Sharing in our joy are Mia's amazing grandparents Jim and Laura Baker, along with many aunts, uncles and cousins. Lovingly smiling down on her from heaven are Mia's Nana Pauline and Grandad Ross Worthman. We are so grateful to all of our wonderful family and friends who supported us through this amazing journey.
Strangers meet in the morning light
Tears of joy as their hearts entwine
Life unfolds from the great divine
I know we'll be alright
We lift you from your time and place
In a simple plan, within God's grace
It's all revealed as we embrace
I know we'll be alright
First tears, first smiles are never late
Thirteen months were held by fate
Together we fly as our lives await
I know we'll be alright
One more to add to what is ours
Two sisters meet in anxious hours
No more fear as love devours
I know we'll be alright


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