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The Telegram Births
September 1999


Allen / Connors
Sheldon and Jackie (nee Connors) are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their son, Ryan Malcolm, on September 9th, 1999, at 2:39 am,  weighing 8 lbs. Proud grandparents are Stephen and Rita Connors and William and Eileen Allen. Special thanks to Dr. O'Grady and Dr. Kravitz and 2nd and 4th floor nurses.

Au / Murray
Andrew is delighted to announce the safe arrival of his little sister, Samantha Mae-Jeun, born Sept. 3, 1999, weighing 9 lbs. 2 ozs.. Equally delighted are parents Cindy (nee Murray) and Wing; grandparents, John and Ethel Murray of Hr. Grace and Kum Yuk and Siu See Au of Scarborough, Ontario (formerly of St. John's). Special Thanks to Dr. Cherry Pike, Dr. Steve Wil, Dr. Power, Michelle and all the nursing staff from the caseroom and 2nd floor. We would also like to thank all our family and friends for their love and support, and an extra special thanks to Nanny and Poppy Murray for their care before and after Samantha was born and to Nanny and Poppy Au for coming back for the christening. Thank heaven for Nannys and Poppys!!

Bonnell / Whitfield
Ed and Debbie (Whitfield) along with big sisters Sarah and Erin, thank God for the arrival of our son and brother Benjamin Keegan. Born at the Grace General Hospital, September 21st, 1999 at 3:47 am, weighing 9 lbs. 7¼ ozs.. Special thanks to all our family and friends for their help and support before and after Benjamin's arrival.

Breen / Rogers
Rod and Margo (Rogers) are delighted to announce the arrival of our first child, a precious little daughter, Alexa Marie, born on her due date, September 10th, 1999, at 8:06 pm, weighing 8 lbs 2 ozs.. Twenty-third grandchild of Robert and Catherine Breen and fourth grandchild of Roland and Helen Rogers. Fifth great-grandchild of Celie Gill. Special thanks to Drs. Marie O'Dea and Kravitz for their prenatal care and to all Doctors and nurses of 4th and 2nd floors of the Grace for their excellent care. Margo would like to give a very special thank-you to her parents for all their love and support before, during and after Alexa's arrival.

Rosalind and Ross take great pride in announcing the safe arrival of their first child, Emma Loughlin Butler. The sixteen year wait was rewarded by the brilliant blue eyes of Emma at 12:13 am on September 26, 1999. The grandparents, Mr. and  Mrs. Arleigh Loughlin, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Clarke and Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Butler were all present to support us during the delivery. We wish to thank all our special friends and especially Auntie Karen and Dr. Johanne Lacelle for their care during the past month. Special thanks to Dr. Walley, the caseroom and 2nd floor staff at the Grace for their care during our hospital stay.

Greg and Glenda (Wight) and big brother Michael happily announce the arrival of Matthew Thomas on September 21, 1999, weighing 8 lbs, 1 oz. Proud grandparents are Ross and Shirley Wight and Genevieve Cadigan. Thanks to Dr. Crane and her team and Drs. Bennett and Roche. Special thanks to Aunt Faith for being with us again. 

Susan (Newhook) and Keith are thrilled to announce the birth of their 6lb. 15 oz. baby boy, Kevin Charles, born on September 18, 1999, at 8:08 pm.. Special thanks to Doctors Mate, Crane, Chandra, Kravitz and the caseroom staff.

Proud parents Cyril and Patty (Buckle) are thrilled to welcome their second son, Liam Patrick. Born September 15th, 1999 at the Grace Hospital. Weighing 7 lbs. 13.75 ozs. Big brother Zachary can't wait to share his trucks and tractors with Liam. Grandparents are Ray and Catherine Clancy of St. John's and Bernice Buckle of Corner Brook. Special thanks to Dr. Jim Seviour and Dr. Kwa as well as the maternity and NICU staff at the Grace.

Gerry & Lisa (nee Gosse) are proud to announce the birth of their second son, Devon William Francis. Samuel is delighted to have a little brother. Devon was born Sept. 6, 1999, weighing 7 lbs. 11 ozs. Proud grandparents are Jean and the late Gerald Cole and Carmen and William Gosse. Many thanks to the caseroom staff at the Grace.

Collins / Bailey
Rupert and Sharon (nee Bailey) are pleased to announce the arrival of Bailey Natasha, 7 lbs. 3 oz. on September 25, 1999.  Many thanks to family and friends for all their love and support during this special time.

Born to Jim and Michelle (nee French), September 26th, a beautuful baby girl. Making a grand appearance on her great grandfather's 87th birthday. Taylor Grace weighed in at 7 lbs 7½ oz. Ecstatic about Baby Taylor's arrival are first time grandparents Don and Dorthy French and Phoebe Collins, along with Aunt Suzanne, Aunt Liz, Uncle Gus, Uncle Darrell. Great-grandparents Florence French and Cyril Lowe and her puppy dog, Haley. Mommy, Daddy and Taylor would like to extend a very sincere thank you to Dr. Halley, Dr. O'Shea and all the nurses that helped us during our stay at the Grace Hospital.

Sean and Susan are pleased to announce the birth of their second child, Christopher Sean, weighing 6 lb. 10 ozs on September 6th, 1999, at 5:54 pm. A baby brother for Michael. Proud grandparents are Don and Judy Fagan and Robert and Joan Connors, as well as great-grandmother, Kay Fitzgibbon of Hamilton. Special thanks to Dr's Gill, Tennent, and Chandra,  as well as caseroon nurses Beth and Bev and 2nd floor Obstetrical nurse, Eleanor.

Gary and Karen (Chaytor) are thrilled to announce the arrival of a precious baby boy, Nicholas Kenneth, on September 11, 1999, at 7:16 am, weighing 9 lbs 1 ¾ ozs.. Proud grandparents are Alfred and Ruth Crews of Upper Gullies and Larry and Patricia Chaytor of Topsail. Thanks to Drs. Pike and Roache and the nursing staff of the caseroom and 2nd floor. Special thanks to Daddy for being such an excellent coach.

Chris and Jill (Hudson) are delighted to announce the arrival of their precious baby boy, Alexander William, born in Grand Falls-Windsor, Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 2:30 am., weighing 9 lbs. 4 ozs. Proud grandparents are Bill and Janet Hudson of St. John's and Robert and Annetta Goodyear of Grand Falls-Windsor. A first great-grandchild for Rita Husdon of St. John's. We appreciate the special care provided by Dr. Walker, Dr. Torraville, Dr. Rajput, nurses Mary Aucoin and Venus Rowsell and the rest of the obstetrical nursing staff. Thank you to the many family and friends for the warm welcome they have given Alex.

Halliday / Garland
Cliff Halliday Jr. and Cindy Garland are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their precious baby girl, Kelsie Marie, born September 18, 1999, weighing 7 lbs. 12 ozs.. Proud grandparents are Cliff Halliday Sr. of St. Philips and Maureen Porter of St. John's.

Gary Joy and Marlene Power are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter Audrey Lynne Joy, born September 16, 1999 at 8:51 a.m. and weighing 7 lbs 5 ozs. Audrey is the first grandchild for Mary Gillis of Stephenville and the ninth for Frank and Shirley Joy of St. John's. Late grandparents Alphonsus and Mary Power and Herman White would be very proud. We are grateful for the care provided by Dr. and Mrs. Tennent, as well as the nurses on the 2nd and 4th floors of the Grace Hospital.

Don and Dorthy (Langmead) are proud to announce the safe arrival of their precious baby boy, Michael Donald, weighing 8 lbs. 9 oz. on September 16, 1999, at 1:23 a.m. Welcoming Michael is big sister Meghan and proud grandparents Russell and Shirley Langmead, James and Ellen Maloney. Great-grandmothers, Bertha Greeley and Gertrude Maloney. Special thanks to Dr. Partick O'Shea, Lisa Jones, caseroom and 2nd floor staff.

March / Feeney
Proud grandparents Anna and Gerry March are delighted to announce the arrival of their first grandchild at Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, on September 5th, 1999. The joyful parents, Darrell and Nancy, welcome their beautiful baby boy, Broughan, weighing 6 lbs. 2 ozs.. The other thrilled grandparents are Roseann and George Feeney, Freeport, New York. Congratulations.

Mason/ McCarthy
Jim Mason and Joan McCarthy are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Kathleen Elizabeth, weighing 6 lbs. 2 ozs., on September 12, 1999, at 5:06 pm, at the Grace General Hospital. Proud grandparents are Gerald and Madeline McCarthy of St. John's and Avery and Dorothy Mason of Hillsvale, N.S.. Thanks to Drs. Pike, Bartellas, Laval, Rogers, Pridham and Mate and the nursing staff of the 4th and 2nd floors. Our very special thanks to caseroom nurse and cousin Margaret Ann Dooling for her exceptional care and coaching (and great timing).

Big brother Brian would like to announce the safe arrival of his little sister, Robyn Priscilla. Robyn was born, Sept. 25, 1999, at 4:50 p.m., weighting 7 lbs. 3 ozs. Thrilled and grateful parents are Randy and Debbie (Brown). Proud grandparents are Mrs. Betty McNiven and Fred and Anne Brown. Thanks to the doctors and nurses of the Grace Hospital, St. John's. A special thanks to Nurse Regina McGrath for her help and support.

Barry and Sonya are pleased to announce the birth of their second child, Nicholas Liam, weighing 8 lbs. 4 oz. on September 29, 1999 at 9:54 p.m.  A baby brother for Christian. Special thanks to Dr.'s Pike, Tennent, Power, Laval and Norris, as well as the nursing staff of the case room and obstetrical floor especially Bonnie and Eleanor.

Proud parents Darryl and Nancy (nee Bryne) of St. John's, are overjoyed to announce the birth of their first child, Jarod Francis. He came into the world 7:19 a.m. on September 18, 1999 at the Grace General, weighing 8 lbs, 14 ozs. Loving grandparents are Ray and Shirley Murphy, and Frank and Ann Byrne(St. John's). Special thanks to Drs. Few, Pike, Singh and Crane, and the wonderful nursing staff of the 2nd and 4th floors. Their care and support will never be forgotten.

Kimberly (McNiven) and Gordon are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their precious little girl, Tori Elizabeth Blanche, on Sept, 28, 1999, weighing 8 lbs. 2 ozs. Proud grandparents are Paula Clouston, Leonard and Lorraine Noftall and great-grandmother Mary Noftall. A very special thank you to Dr. Pat O'Shea for his excellent care, the caseroom nurses, the nurses  and students of the second floor of the Grace Hospital for all their support and care.

Juanita Sparkes and Harry Peach, Colliers, joyously announce the safe arrival of their daughter, Kassidy Charlotte Peach on September 28, 1999 at the Grace Hospital. Sharing the joy are grandparents Calvin and Marie Peach, Eileen and Jordan Sparkes.

Pike / Dalton
Allan and Robin (Dalton) and big brother Jordan and very proud to announce the early, but safe, arrival of Tyler Morgan.  Tyler was born five weeks early on September 9, 1999 at 4:40 p.m., weighing 3 pounds 11½ ounces.  After a short stay at the Grace Hospital, we welcomed Tyler home on September 30, 1999.  Proud grandparents are Joan Carr of St. John's and Herb and Nellie Pike of Lewin's Cove. Many special thanks to Dr.'s Crane and Dr. Chandra for their exceptional prenatal care.  Also special thanks to the second floor nurses, case room nurses, Dr. Kwa and N.I.C.U. nurses at the Grace Hospital.

Porter / Collins
Bill and Gwen are proud to announce the safe arrival of their precious little daughter, Selina Ann, born at the Royal Alex Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, on September 24, 1999, at 4:20 pm., weighing 4 lbs. 2 ozs. A little sister for Jackie. Proud grandparents are Mercedes and Don MaCrae of St. John's. Special thanks to Dr. Traff, nurses and staff at the Royal Alex.

Ken & Danielle (Shea) are proud to announce the safe arrival of their precious baby girl, Rebecca Marie, born at the Grace General on Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at 5:26 p.m., weighing 5 lbs. 11 ozs. Proud grandparents are Danny and Mary Shea and Guy and Ena Oake and great-grandmother Clara Torraville. Also welcoming Rebecca are Auntie Ellen (Fintan), Auntie Kelly, Uncle Kevin (Renie) and Uncle Kirk. A special thanks to Dr. Seviour, Dr. Bartellas and staff of the second and fourth floors. A very special thank you to Daddy for all your love and support and to all family who lent support in anticipation of Rebecca's arrival.

Paddock / Tucker
Curtis and Stacey (nee Tucker) are delighted to announce the birth of their first child, David Curtis. Born at St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 16, 1999, weighing 7 lbs, 1½ ozs. Proud grandparents are Brose Paddock of St. John's and Sid and Bonnie Tucker of Manuels. A special thank you to Nanny who came all the way to Winnipeg to take care of us.

Reuben and Carol (Rumsey) and brother Khafre are pleased to announce the early arrival of a baby girl, Mary Jessie Iris, born Sept. 7, 1999 at 5:31 p.m. at the Grace General Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 4¾ ozs. Proud grandparents are Carol and Tom Rumsey and the late Reuben and Mary Pike. Thanks to Dr. Kravitz, Dr. Kwa, Dr. Peet and all the nurses in the NICU. Special thanks to Grandma and Vanessa for looking after Khafre while we were in the hospital. Mommy would like to thank Daddy for giving her two beautiful children.

Powell / Moran
It's a Girl!
Jim and Denise (Moran) are "tickled pink" to announce the arrival of our beautiful baby girl "Sara Patricia Lynn" on Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999 at 11:31 p.m., weighing 8 lbs. 1.6 ozs.. Welcoming Sara are big  brothers Bradley and Gregory along with proud grandparents Jim and Patricia Powell, Hugh and Dorothy Moran and Andre and Marilyn Lapaix. Thanks to Dr. Kum, Dr. Stone and 4th floor nurses Jennifer and Joanne and to special friend Lorna for your much needed support. Also, Mommy and Sara want to thank Daddy for all his love and support and for being such an excellent coach!!

It's a Boy! Art, Natalie (Elms), and big brother Travis are thrilled to announce the birth of Cody Nicholas, born on Sept, 22, 1999, weighing 7 lbs., 11 ozs., at the Grace General Hospital. Proud grandparents are Art and Rita Rideout of Long Pond and Winston and Mary Elms of Chamberlains. Also, third great-grandchild for Reginald Elms. Many thanks to Dr. Cherry Pike, and the 2nd and 4th floor nursing staff. A special thank you to Daddy and Agnes for helping Mommy.

Trevor and Kim (Chipman) are thrilled to announce the arrival of their first child, Joshua David, born at the Grace General, Sept. 19, 1999 at 2:34 a.m., weighing 8 lbs., 2 ozs.Proud first-time grandparents are Frazer and Carol Rowe, St. John's, and third grandson for Harry and Shirley Chipman, Mount Pearl. We would like to thank Mom and Dad Chipman, Mom and Dad Rowe, and Aunt Phyllis for their love and support during the delivery. Sincere appreciation to Dr. Kum, Dr. Kravitz and doctors and nurses of 2nd and 4th floors.

Stamp / Reid
Glenn and Darlene (Reid) welcome with joy the arrival of their first child, Jonathan Tyler, weighing 8 lbs. 11 ½ ozs., on Sunday, September 12, 1999 at 10:13 am.. Proud grandparents are Elaine and Gordon Stamp and Judy and Alfred Reid. Special thanks to Great Aunt Juanita as well as Drs. Greene, Roche, Bartellas and the nurses on 2nd floor nursery for their excellent care.

Templeman / Cuff
Rodney, Tracy and big sisters Emily and Olivia are very proud to announce the safe arrival of a new son and brother William Arthur, born Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at 11:17 p.m., weighing a healthy 8 lbs. 7 ozs. Proud grandparents Arthur Cuff of St. John's and Mary Templeman of Bonavista. Special thanks to Dr. Kravitz and 2nd and 4th floor nurses at the Grace.

Tizzard /Strowbridge
Leanne Strowbridge and  David Tizzard are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Liam David, born on September 22, 1999, at the Grace Hospital, weighing 8 lbs. 2 oz..  Special thanks to Dr. Elias Bartellas and all the staff of the Grace.

Worthman / Baker
Noel and Lisa (nee Baker) were blessed with the safe arrival of their beautiful baby girl, Sarah Marie Elizabeth. Sarah was born on Sunday, September 5, 1999 at 2:18 am., at the Grace General Hospital, weighing 9 lbs. 4 ½ ozs.. Sarah is welcomed by proud grandparents Jim and Laura Baker, and Pauline Worthman. Sarah is also welcomed by aunts Susan (Howard), Sharon, Janet (Mike) and Nathalie (Glenn) and uncles Craig (Maureen), Bob (Tracy), Chris (May) and Chris (Claire), along with special pal Reilly. Special thanks to Dr. Kathleen Halley for her amazing medical care and support. Thanks are extended to all the staff at the Grace, especially Joanne and Sheila in the caseroom. Also, heartfelt thanks to Aunt Nathalie for her love and support during the pregnancy, labor and delivery.

David and Angela (nee Reddy) are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, a son, Alexander Robert Charles, weighing 8 lbs., 7¼ oz on Sept. 24, 1999. Proud grandparents are Clement and Alfreda Yetman and watching from Heaven, Carmel and Peter (Lindy) Reddy. Special thanks to Drs. O'Grady, Gill, Pridham and Roche. Also many thanks to the caseroom nurses, especially Heather and Darlene, and the 2nd floor nurses, especially Suzanne and Claudette.

Young / Dyke
Susan(Dyke), Dennis and big brother Joshua are delighted to introduce Olivia Bridgett Catherine, born September 8, 1999 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Ontario. Olivia weighed in at 7 lbs, 5 ozs and is healthy and happy at home with Mom, Dad and a very helpful big brother. Thanks to our family and friends in St. John's, St. Bride's and across the province for your thoughtful long distance wishes, especially grandparents Catherine Dyke, John and Bride Young and Ken Dyke and Barb Baldwin. Especially remembered at this happy time is Grampie, the late Austin Hiscock.



Page contributed by Sandra Churchill

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

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