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The Telegram Births
October 2009


ANDERSON - Our little darling has arrived! Proud parents Michael and Cynthia (Rody) and big sister Isabel, age 4, are pleased to announce the arrival of Jasmine Louise Anderson. Jasmine arrived on October 19, 2009, weighing 7 lbs. 9 oz. Delighted grandparents are John and Mary Anderson of Cambridge, ON and Peter and Ruth Anne Rody of Hanover, ON. Cynthia, Michael, Isabel and Jasmine would like to say thank-you to both sets of grandparents for coming to Newfoundland this summer to help keep things running smoothly at our house and ensuring Jasmine's safe arrival. Our family would also like to thank Dr. Kravitz, Dr. Crane, Dr. Delaney and the girls at the MFAU for your care, support and enthusiasm during this pregnancy!

BACKS - Tiny hands, tiny feet. Heidi is here for you to meet. Patti (Oliver), Stefan and big sister Hannah are proud to announce the arrival of Heidi Stefani on Oct 25, 2009 at Ottawa General. Weighing 6 lbs. 5 oz. Proud grandparents are Marilyn & Charlie Cofield, Paradise, Patrick Oliver, Gull Island, Judy& Herve Backs, Ottawa. Another niece for Rochelle & Terry, Giselle & Jason, Carrie & Chris. A new cousin for Nicole, Mitchell, Ivy and Owen

BARTLETT - The Bartlett celebrations have begun! Liam Jack Bartlett finally arrived Oct. 4, 2009, weighing 8 lbs. 2 ounces. His proud parents, Steve and Melanie (Dawe), have been grinning from ear to ear ever since. Also smiling are his grandparents (Ivan and Darlene Dawe of Topsail and Gord and Daphne Bartlett of Corner Brook), his and his parents are very grateful to Doctors Kennedy, Pike and Forward (Dr. Feelgood). They want to especially hank Dr. Caines for her kindness and compassion and Dr. A. Drover for her words of wisdom. A big thank-you also to the case room nurses, especially Rayna and Donna who made us feel like we were in a hotel. We'd also like to acknowledge the efforts of student nurses Meghan and Eniko, who helped us out on 5NB

BOLAND - David and Lindsey (Bragg) are thrilled to announce the arrival of their first child - a beautiful little girl, Madeline Helena. Madeline was born on October 5, 2009, weighing 5 lbs. 15 oz. Madeline is lucky to have four wonderful grandparents - Bud and Helena Bragg and Martin and Peggy Boland. Also welcoming Madeline is Aunt Trini, Uncle Steve and Aunt Lori, Uncle Neil and Aunt Amy, cousin Evan and Uncle Paul in South Korea. Last, but certainly not least, Madeline is adored by her canine big brothers, Nicky and Logan. Special thanks to Dr. Penton and Dr. Cook and the doctors and nurses at the HSC, for their wonderful care and support

BRODERICK - John & Rosalind are happy to announce the safe arrival of their first child, a sweet baby girl, Jayne Cecilia, born in Edmonton on Oct. 29, 2009, weighing 6 lbs. 1 oz. First-time grandparents are John & Cecilia Broderick, St. John's and Barry & Janet Bobbitt, Meramichi, N.B.

BROWNE- Neil and Jennifer (Tobin) are thrilled to announce the arrival of their third child, Sophia Elizabeth Browne, on October 29, 2009, weighing 9 lbs. 1 oz. Welcoming Sophia are big brother Spencer and big sister Grace along with proud grandparents Pierre and Jean Tobin of Goulds and John and Sheila Browne of Mount Pearl. Many thanks are extended to Dr. Kravitz for her exceptional pre-natal care and to daddy for his love and support during delivery.

BUTLER - Jim and Roxanne are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their first son, Dryden James, born on October 8, 2009, at 11:04 p.m., weighing 10 lbs. and measuring 21.25 inches. Dryden is the first grandchild for Nancy Butler and the eighth grandchild for Andrew and Dorothy Butler, all of Bell Island. Also welcoming Dryden into the world is special K-9 buddy Rex and a large circle of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Mommy and Daddy are much appreciative to Aunts Debbie and Andrea for their coaching and moral support during Dryden's arrival. As well, thank you to Dr. Kennedy and his wonderful team, along with the nurses of 5NB and the case room for their great care.

CARROLL - Pat, Lisa and big brother Will are happy to announce the birth of Samuel John, born on October 17, 2009 at 5:03 am. Sam weighed 8 lbs, 6 oz. Welcoming Sam to our family are proud grandparents, Bill and Geraldine Carroll and John and Zita Murphy, as well as all of his, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Thanks to Dr. Kravitz, and the case room staff for their great care.

COLEMAN - "When they placed you in my arms, you slipped into my heart"
Sean and Jessica Coleman (Careen) and "Big Brother" Logan are delighted to announce the safe arrival of Landon James David Coleman, born Oct. 11, 2009, @ 8:01 am weighing 8 lbs 8 oz. Also awaiting his arrival were proud grandparents Rick and Lorraine Coleman, Tony and Nana Mooney, Poppy Careen and many more friends and family. Special thanks to the wonderful staff @ the HSC. And finally Daddy, thank you for all your love and support, you're the BEST!

CRANFORD - Ten little fingers, ten little toes, with love and grace the Cranford family grows. Todd and Susan (Gaulton) are proud and excited to announce the birth of their first child, Rachel Mya Cranford. Born at the HSC, St. John's on October 18, 2009, weighing 7 lbs, 6 oz. Rachel is loved and spoiled already by Poppy Martin Gaulton and adored by Nanny Bertha Gaulton, watching over Rachel from heaven are her special angels Nanny Mildred and Poppy Wallace Cranford. Also welcoming Rachel are special pets Brody and Darwin, Uncle Todd, Aunt Tammy, cousin Alyssa, Uncle Glen and many more family and friends. A special thank you to Dr. Robert Kennedy for his great prenatal care, Dr. Elias Bartellas for Rachel's safe delivery and all the great nurses from the case room, especially Karen and all the great staff on 5NB, especially Wanda Lee, for their great care in those early days. Mommy and Rachel would like to say a special thank you to Daddy for all his love and support, you are our hero.

DAVIS-McLAUGHIN - Frank & Deli Davis are pleased to announce the arrival of their third beautiful grandchild, Reese Marie McLaughlin. Reese was born to parents Erik & Erin McLaughlin at home in Stittsville, ON. on October 19th, 2009, at 5:27 a.m. weighing 6 lbs., 14 oz. Also welcoming Reese Marie are proud first time grandparents Gene & Aline McLaughlin, great-grandmothers Phyllis McLaughlin and Bertha Levesque, as well as cousins Clare and Jack Delaney. Welcome to the world precious darling!

DUNNE - Jennifer (Gambin) and Tom are overjoyed to announce the arrival of their baby girl, SOPHIE ELIZABETH, on October 23, 2009, weighing 6 lbs. 5 oz. Welcoming Sophie are first-time grandparents Lucille and Gordon Gambin and Bernadette and Robert Dunne of St. John's. Also welcoming Sophie are Aunt Sarah and Uncle Chris in Calgary and Uncle Kenny (Nadine) in St. John's. A big thank you to Dr. Kennedy and his team, Dr. Delaney and the nurses in the MFAU, the nurses of 5NB, the case room and family and friends for all their care and support during Mommy's extended stay in the hospital.

EVANS - Adam and Nadine (Hunt) are delighted to announce the safe arrival of Hunter Daniel at North York General, Toronto, on Oct. 20, 2009, at 9:39 a.m., weighing 8 lbs. 3 oz. Welcoming Hunter are first-time grandparents Dan and Georgina Hunt, Holyrood and third time George and Helen Evans, C.B.S., as well as Uncles Leigh, Noel and Tim, Aunts Heather and Michele and cousins Michaela and Renn.

FINCH - Terry and Danielle (Philips) are delighted to announce the arrival of their baby girl, Rebecca Elizabeth. Born on October 21, 2009, weighing 7 lbs. Proud grandparents Don and Mary Finch and Sam and Betty Philips. Special thanks to Dr. Fitzgerald, Dr. Cook, Dr. Pike, Dr. Mullaly, caseroom nurses, especially Tammy and Sherry and nurses of 5NB. Sincere appreciation to our family and friends for your love and support.

GLADNEY/BLACKMORE - Josh and Sheri are thrilled to announce the arrival of their beautiful baby girl, Ella Carmen Gladney. Born October 27, 2009, at 1:35 pm, weighing 8 lbs. 9 oz. Welcoming Ella is her big brother Cade who simply adores her, grandparents Richard and Hazel Gladney and Roxanne and Gary Blackmore, and great-grandmother, Mina Blackmore of Cambridge, ON. Also welcoming Ella are Aunts Trinity and Devon Gladney, Uncles James and Benjamin Blackmore as well as Aunt Susan and many other family and friends. We would like to thank Dr. Jacqueline Elliott and Dr. Bartellas for their outstanding pre-natal care as well as the doctors and nurses on 5NB. A wonderful gift, so precious and sweet. Our hearts are full, our lives complete.

The HEFFERNAN and PIKE families welcomed the arrival of Georgia Margaret and Anna Elaine on October 21, 2009. Proud parents Gerry and Pam and excited grandparents Eddie, Jocelyn and Anna are excited about these two healthy additions to the family. Thanks to the nurses and doctors at MFAU, case room, 5NB, and supportive friends and colleagues.

HODDINOTT (CUDDY) - Geoff and Heather are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Miles Townes, on October 23, 2009, in St. John's, NL. Miles was born at 8:09 am, weighing 7 lb 15 oz. His big brothers Sam, Jack, and Neil were pleased to see the arrival of another boy and cannot wait for Miles to join in their adventures. Special thanks to Dr. Norah Duggan for her exceptional care.

LESTER / LEDREW - Maxwell Cyril LeDrew is pleased to announce the arrival of his brother, Russell George LeDrew on October 5th, 2009 at 09:15weighing in at 7 lbs., 4 oz. Proud Parents are Michelle Lester and Chris LeDrew. Another angel for grandparents Grace and Don Lester and JoAnn and Ron LeDrew.

MURPHY- Steve, Julie (Lake) and big brother Matthew are proud to announce the birth of Jenna Marie, born October 19, 2009, at 8:17 p.m., weighing 8 lbs. 10 oz. Proud grandparents are Felix and Joan Lake (St. Joseph's) and Eugene and Linda Murphy (Long Harbour) and great-grandparents Reginald and Vera Frampton, Mary Murphy and Elizabeth Ryan. Special thanks to Dr. Roxanne Cooper, Dr. Joan Crane, Dr. Krista Brown and the nurses at the MFAU for their excellent prenatal care. To Dr. Strand and team for a safe delivery and the exceptional care provided by the case room and 5NB nurses and staff.

O'BRIEN - Darrell and Jennifer (Hatfield) and big sisters Nevaeh and Stacey are thrilled to announce the birth of Sarah Maggie born October 1, 2009, weighing 7 lbs. 14 oz. Proud grandparents are Lucy O'Brien of Cape Broyle and George and Frances Hatfield of the Goulds. Keeping watch over our little girl from heaven is Poppy Cha O'Brien. Welcoming Sara are Aunt Yvonne, Uncle Gerry, Dan and Blake Dalton; Uncle Jeff, Aunt Kim and Keira Hatfield; Great-Grandmother Molly O'Keefe. Special thanks to Dr. Scott Moffatt for your prenatal care and Dr. Bob Miller for guiding us through another safe delivery. Mommy, Daddy and the girls also want to thank our families who have been such a great help since Sarah's arrival.
Another baby girl to brighten our day another small hand to hold on the way

O'KEEFE - Charlie and Allison (nee Gillespie) are proud to announce the birth of their precious boy, William Charles, on October 9, 2009, at 6:18 p.m., weighing 7 lbs. 13 oz. Welcoming William are grandparents Brenda and Jerome O'Keefe, Donna and Phil McGrath; great-grandmothers; Evelyn King and Mary Gillespie; and watching over William from heaven is his Poppy Bill Gillespie. Also welcoming William are his loving aunts, uncles and cousins and many other family and friends. Mommy and Will would also like to say a special thank you to Daddy for all his love and support.

PARSONS/PUDDESTER - Steve and Sherri are tickled pink with the arrival of their beautiful princess, Lauren Rebecca, born Oct. 10, 2009, weighing 7 lbs. 1 oz. Proud grandparents awaiting her kisses are Harry & Alfreda Puddester (Bay Bulls), Harvey and Pauline Parsons (Grand Falls) and Great-Grandmother Pheobe Rogers. Lauren is already spoiled by Aunts Loretta, Janice, Leanne and Michelle, as well as Uncles Dwayne, Trevor, Dick and Sean. Very special cousins Trista, Ryan, Katie, Michael. William and Haylee are so happy to finally meet her. Special thanks to Dr. Phillips, Dr. Cook, Dr. White and the fabulous nurses in the caseroom Millie, Meghan, Tammy and Ruth. Thanks to nurses Heather and Jackie on 5NB for your excellent care those early days. To our family and friends we send out a heartfelt thank you for all your love and support.

PEDDLE - It's a girl! Michael and Suzanne (Emberley) Peddle are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Andie Grace Peddle, born on October 6, 2009, at the HSC, weighing 8 lbs. Andie is welcomed by proud grandparents Bruce and Rosalind Emberley of St. John's and Andrew and Jean Marie Peddle of Riverhead, Hr. Grace. Also, welcoming Andie are excited aunts, uncles, cousins and other family and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Krista Brown, the doctors and nurses in the case room especially Joanne and all the nurses of 5NB.

POWER - Walter and Alaine are delighted to announce the birth of their baby girl, Christa Victoria, born at HSC, St. John's, on October 15, 2009 weighing 8 lbs. 11 oz. Christa is welcomed by her proud grandparents Allan & Verna Perry (Portugal Cove South), Walter and Anita Power (Tors Cove) and great grandmothers Violet Perry and Molly O'Keefe. Also welcoming Christa is Aunt Michelle & Uncle Darren; Aunt Maureen, Uncle Barry and cousins Tyler, Jessica and Ryan; Uncle Hughie, Aunt Rhonda and cousins Emily & Ryan and Uncle Darren & Aunt Brenda and cousins Julia and Jenna. A special thank you to Dr. Heidi Kravitz for her great prenatal care, Dr. O'Grady and her team for Christa's safe delivery, the caring nurses from the caseroom and 5NB for their wonderful care of Mommy & Christa. Special thanks sent with love to Daddy and Nanny Perry for their invaluable help and support, we couldn't of done it without you both!

ROCHE / PARSONS - After a long journey, parents Darrell and Kerri-Lynn, and big sister, Gabrielle Ava, are overjoyed to announce that they have been doubly blessed with the safe arrival of two healthy and happy baby boys, perfect in every way. Jack Sebastian Roche (weighing 6 lbs. 7 oz.) and Noah Harrison Roche (weighing 7 lbs. 6 oz.), were born on October 9th, 2009, just one minute apart. Joining in our tremendous happiness are grandparents Richard and Daphne Parsons, and John and Mary Roche, as well as a number of very special aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. We are forever grateful to Dr. Sarah Healey and her nursing staff, in particular, Rochelle. Thank you, as well, to Dr. Joan Crane, and to nurses Beverly and Sue, of the MFAU, for making our frequent visits so enjoyable; to our excellent delivery team led by Dr. Terry O'Grady; to nurse Heather of the case room; and to nurse Rose of 5NB for your compassionate care during our hospital stay. We are tremendously grateful as well for the help and generosity of our wonderful family, friends, and neighbours during this very special time.

RYAN - Big brother Colby and proud parents Scot & Terri are pleased to announce the arrival of Ashton Kai born on October 1, 2009, weighing 8 lbs, 1 ounce. Ashton is also welcomed by grandparents Harvey & Carolyn Pearce, and Vincent & Mary Ryan, Uncle Rodney, Aunt Renee, cousins Sarah & Noah, Uncle Jeff, Aunt Amy, cousins Nick and Laura and many more family and friends. Thank you to Dr. Bartellas, Dr. White, and all the nurses in the case room and on the fifth floor. Thank you to all of our friends and family for their continued love and support.

SAVOURY - Jason and Valerie (Chidley), along with big brother Caleb are overjoyed to announce the arrival of their beautiful baby boy, Logan Thomas. Logan was born on October 23, 2009, at 1:11 p.m., weighing 8 lbs. 8 oz. Welcoming Logan are grandparents Jeannie and Vince Boland, Leroy Chidley (Bev) and Perry and Joanne Savoury; great-grandparents Loretta Tobin, James and Angela Chidley, Norman and Victoria Savoury and Edward and Elsie Bernard. Also welcoming Logan are aunts & uncles, Wendy (Byron), Kerry (Twyla), Matthew and Kenedi. A special thanks to Dr. R. Kennedy for excellent prenatal care, Dr. J. White for a safe delivery and all the wonderful staff from the case room and 5 NB at the HSC. An extra special thanks to Daddy and Caleb for all their love and support and to Nanny Jeannie and Aunt Wendy for being there during the delivery.

SNELGROVE - Gordon and Katherine (Smyth) Snelgrove are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Hannah Grace, on October 30, 2009, at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, ON. Congratulations from grandparents Terry and Linda Snelgrove and Michael and Paula Smyth, St. John's, NL. A huge welcome to Hannah from her great-grandmother Isabelle O'Brien, St. John's and her excited aunts, uncles and cousins: Brody, Margaret and Alexander Peddle, Kingston, ON; Mike and Nicole Smyth, John Smyth, and Sam, Ashley and Mackenzie Snelgrove, St. John's, NL. Welcome to our world Hannah Grace!

STRONG - Dennis and Renee (Churchill) are tickled pink to announce the birth of their precious baby girl, Leah Renee Strong. Leah was born at the Women's Health Centre on October 19, 2009 at 10:46 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 5 oz. Big brother Carter is especially excited to have a new baby sister and he just loves giving her lots of hugs and kisses. Proud grandparents are Marshall and Myrtle Churchill of Portugal Cove and Jim and June Strong of Long Pond. Leah is also welcomed by her uncles Kurt Churchill and Greg Strong, her three great-grandmothers and many great aunts, great uncles and cousins. Thank you to Dr. Jackie Elliott for the wonderful prenatal care and to Dr. Bartellas, Dr. Galgay, nurse Melanie and the rest of the O.R. staff for a safe delivery. Thank you to all of our family and friends for all of your support and kindness. We would especially like to thank Nanny Churchill for her continuous help and support.

VEITCH/HYNES - John and Valerie, as well as big brother Andrew and big sister, Isabella are overjoyed to announce the safe arrival of their sweet baby boy. Benjamin Matthew was born on October 11, 2009 weighing 10lbs, 14oz! Pround grandparents Ron and Sheila Hynes, and Gerry and Maureen Veitch, as well as very special aunts, uncles, cousins, "aunties" and friends join in welcoming Benjamin. We are very grateful to Dr. Nick Kum for his excellent prenatal care and hilarious bedside manner. Thank you to nurse, Beverly of the caseroom, Dr. Brown and Dr. Hartman for their excellent care and support during the delivery, as well as all the nurses on 5NB, who took care of Mommy so she could come home quickly. We are tremendously grateful for all of the generosity and support of our loving family, friends and neighbors, now and always.

VOKEY - Steve and Denise (Janes) are delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful baby girl, Lauren May Louise. Lauren was born October 1, 2009, weighing 9 lbs. 6 oz. Proud grandparents are Steve and Pat Janes of St. John's and Don and Pauline Vokey of CBS. Also celebrating are great-grandmothers Blanche Garland and Anita Vokey. Thank-you to Dr. Colleen Cook, Dr. Heidi Kravitz and their teams. A special thank-you to the nursing staff in the case room and 5NB. Your wonderful care made all the difference.

WARREN - Now the fun begins! Heather & Bryan are proud to announce the arrival of their beautiful baby boy, Jaxson Eric, born on October 6th, 2009, weighing 7 lbs. 9 ozs. Also welcoming him home were his two four-pawed sisters Oreo & Nugget. A large circle of family and friends are also very excited to welcome Jaxson including: Grandparents Wayne & Paulette Manuel, Eugene & Marilyn Warren, great-grandparents Frances Rideout, Lavenia Hillier, Mary Warren and Margaret & Harold Manuel, Uncle Chris & Aunt Rachie, Aunt Renee & Shannon, Uncle Scot & Aunt Jennifer, cousin Parker and the newest addition to the family little cousin Reese. Watching out for Jaxson from above are great-grandparents Eric Rideout, Ray Warren and Woodrow Hillier. A big thanks to Dr. Cook, Dr. Browne, Dr. Singleton and Dr. Drover as well as case room nurse Robyn and all the nursing staff on 5NB and Corrine for all your help and support.

WHALEN - David, Beverley (Harvey) are thrilled to announce the arrival of their precious baby girl, Emma Elizabeth, on October 28th, 2009, at the HSC weighing 10lbs 12oz. Proud grandparents are Trudy Harvey, Cynthia and Don Whalen. Watching over Emma is grandfather the late James Harvey. Emma is also lovingly welcomed by Aunt Karen (Grant) Dwyer and Cousin Julia and a host of other relatives and friends. Special thanks to the case room staff and nurses on 5NB.

WILLIAMS - Derek and Susan (Rowe) are thrilled to announce the birth of their beautiful baby girl, Amelia Vivian, on October 8, 2009, at Ottawa Civic Hospital, weighing 8 lbs. 3 ozs. Proud grandparents are Vic and Vivian Rowe of Mount Pearl and Jim and Amanda Barrington of St. John's.

WINSOR- So cuddly and sweet from head to feet. Steve and Karen (Veitch) are delighted to welcome their son, Aiden Stephen, to the world on October 11th, 2009. Aiden is loved and spoiled by grandparents Geoff and Margaret Winsor, and Greg and Joan Veitch. Thank you to the case room staff, especially Joan Dalton and Dr. Mike Hartman for their amazing care, as well as Dr. Robert Kennedy for his prenatal care.



Page contributed by John Gibbons

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

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