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The Telegram Cards of Thanks
June 2003

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BRENNAN Brother FRANCIS FABIAN, C.F.C.
The family of the late Brother Francis F. Brennan and his community of Christian Brothers would like to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all who helped ease our sorrow at the passing of our beloved Brother Francis. A special thank you to relatives and friends for their many acts of kindness, prayers, Mass cards, etc. during this difficult time as well as to the bereavement team of the Basilica Parish for their welcome assistance. Particular thanks to the staff of 7th floor West of St. Clare's, to the staff of the Dr. Bliss Murphy Cancer Clinic, and to the V.O.N. for their care for Brother Francis during his illness, to Fathers Fred Brown and Francis Slattery, to Monsignor Denis Walsh and to the chaplaincy staff at St. Clare's for their spiritual ministrations which Brother Francis so much appreciated. A very special thank you to Archbishop Brendan O'Brien and Archbishop Penney, to Monsignor John Wallis and Monsignor Francis Coady, to Father Winston Rye, S.J. and Father Kevin McKenna, S.J., to Father Keith Goldrup, C.S.R. and Fr. Edward Walsh for their assistance at the Mass of Christian Burial as well as to the Patrician pallbearers, the organist, and cantor and the Basilica staff. Many thanks also to Caul's Funeral Home for their caring and expert services. To the Presentation Sisters at the Mother House in Cathedral Square a special thanks is due for their generous offer, at considerable sacrifice to themselves, of their own dining facilities for the use of the mourners after the Mass of Christian Burial. THE BRENNAN FAMILY THE CHRISTIAN BROTHERS - June 02, 2003

BURKE Stella (FOLEY) - July 6, 1918 - May 10, 2003
The family of the late Stella Burke of Tilting, Fogo Island would like to express their thanks for all the kindness shown to them during the recent illness and death of their mother. Our many friends and family members who called, visited, emailed, sent food, sympathy cards, Mass cards, donations to the Children's Wish Foundations, flowers, attended the wake and funeral - you all helped make a difficult time much easier to bear. Our grateful thanks to the wonderful staff of 7th Floor West, St. Clare's Hospital, Dr. Deirdre Sheahan, Sister Monica Hickey, Father Browne, Father Slattery, and her family physician, Dr. Mercedes Penton, all of whom went beyond the call of duty to make Mom's final days so comfortable. We also would like to express our appreciation to father John Adde-Nweah (Parish Priest, Tilting) and Father Kevin Barker and to all who participated in the beautiful Funeral Mass. Special thanks to our friends and relatives in Tilting who treated us so wonderfully during those trying days and to those who came from off the island to say their final good-bye. Thanks also to Susan at Barrett's Funeral Home and Gary and Janice Keats at Fogo Island Funeral Home. Though we cannot thank each of you individually be assured that every one of you helped make our burden lighter. May God Bless You All! THE BURKE FAMILY - June 02, 2003

BUTT Helen (Nell), Kelly (nee Reelis) - January 15, 1932 - March 10, 2003
The family of the late Helen Butt wish to express our appreciation and thanks to the family and many friends who shared their sympathy and support during our time of great sadness and loss. Thank you to everyone who offered expressions of condolences through flowers, food, cards, calls, attendance and love that was provided. We love you Mom, and will forever miss you. CHILDREN: BRENDAN, CHRISTINE, WAYNE DIANE, DONNA, SHERRY AND FAMILIES - June 02, 2003

CARTER Florence B. - April 17, 1932 - April 1, 2003
We, the family of the late Florence Carter (nee Bartlett), wish to express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the many special people who helped alleviate the sorrow caused by the passing of our dear wife, mother and grandmother. To everyone who visited the funeral home, made donations in her memory, delivered gifts of food, extended support through sympathy cards, mass cards, telephone calls and prayers, we will always remember your kindness and the comfort it provided. A special thank you to the Sisters and staff of St. Patrick's Mercy Home, especially to all those on 3 West who showed such gentleness and compassion during her stay and gave spiritual comfort during her last days. Your work truly is a calling. A special thank you to the Ven. Archdeacon Cyrus Pitman, rector of St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church for the tremendous support provided to our family during those difficult days and for the beautiful final service. Thank you to Rev. Darrell Critch and the choir members for your moving music. Many thanks to the staff of Carnell's Funeral Home for your sensitivity, professionalism and kindness. Although it is impossible to thank everyone individually, please know that nothing went unnoticed. Your expressions of sympathy and support will remain in our hearts forever. CYRIL - CAROLYN, BILL, DOUG, JANICE, ANDREA AND FAMILIES - June 02, 2003

CASHIN AUGUSTINE (GUS) M. - August 23, 1937 - May 9, 2003
We, the family of the late Augustine (Gus) Cashin, would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to relatives and friends who helped to make our loss a little easier to bear. We gratefully acknowledge the many phone calls, Mass cards, sympathy cards, flowers, food, and monetary donations that were made in his memory. To Drs. Kirby, Smith, Ganguly, and the staff of the Cancer Clinic, the staff of the ENT Unit of St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, Nurses Davis, Mutford and Beckett, Dr. Button and the staff of the James Paton Memorial Hospital, we thank you all for your support, kindness and compassionate care. We acknowledge the visits to the hospital by Fathers Barker and Heale. To the pallbearers and all those who took part in the funeral Mass, especially Fathers McCarthy, Mochiah and Barker, thank you for a beautiful Mass. For the reception after the Mass, we thank the R.C. Church Committee. We offer special thanks to Pritchett's funeral home for their personal and professional care. Although it is not possible to thank everyone individually we are deeply grateful to you all. THE CASHIN FAMILY - June 02, 2003

COATES Reginald J. - April 10, 1917 - March 30, 2003
We, the family of the late Reginald James Coates of St. John's, would like to express our appreciation to the many relatives and friends who helped to alleviate the sorrow at the passing of our beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather. Special thanks to the staff of Hoyles Escasoni for their wonderful care, especially Kelly, Ruby, and Jean of East 2. As well we would like to thank Dr. Patel for the kindness and understanding he showed us during this most difficult time. Thank you to Fr. Christopher Snow for a lovely service and Barrett's Funeral Home for their wonderful service and compassion. To all of those who visited, brought flowers, sympathy cards, and food and shared with us memories of Reg we are eternally grateful. THE COATES FAMILY - June 02, 2003

CRANE Ellen M. (RYAN) - August 13, 1909 - May 10, 2003
We, the family of the late Ellen M. (Nell) Crane, wish to express their deepest appreciation and gratitude to our relatives and friends for the support offered at the time of our Mother's passing. We would especially like to thank the Staff of Hoyles Escasoni Transition Unit for their personal and professional care of our Mother, and The Staff of St. Patrick's Mercy Home 1 South. Sincere thanks are extended to Father Jack Hall and Bereavement Committee of St. Pius X Church for the beautiful service. To Carnell`s Funeral Home for their kindness, caring and professionalism. While it is impossible to thank everyone individually please be assured no one is forgotten in our memory. On behalf of our mother, we thank you all. PATRICIA, BRENDA, PETER, PAUL AND THEIR FAMILIES - June 02, 2003

FAHEY Alice (Spurvey) - October 5, 1919 - April 18, 2003
The family of the late Alice Fahey wishes to express sincere gratitude to all who helped alleviate our sorrow in the passing of a dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. Thank you to the staff of ER and 4SB, HSC, especially Drs. Hoppe and Ogunyemi. Special thank you to Fr. Browne and Pastoral Care at the HSC, Fr. Craig and the Bereavement Team and Choir of Sacred Heart Parish, Placentia, and both Caul's and Maher's Funeral Homes. Thanks to our cousins - the Traverse family and all family members who paid tribute in prayer (Mary & Tony Tilley), readings (Lorraine Holden, Sandra Janes) and song (sons-in-law: Robert Follett, Jimmy Lee Howard and grandson Ryan Fahey). Our heartfelt thanks go out to all family and friends who sent cards, flowers and food, with special mention to Alice and Harry Hunt. On April 21, 1945, John Fahey and Alice Spurvey were united in Holy Matrimony at Sacred Heart Parish Church, Placentia. Fifty-eight years later on April 21, 2003, following her Funeral Mass and being led by her twelve children, Alice Fahey departed from that same church to her final resting place next to her husband, John. Perpetual gratitude to our Lord Jesus, who, having experienced the gift of a loving mother, bestowed that same gift on our family. For all of us she did her best. May God grant her eternal rest. THE FAHEY FAMILY - June 02, 2003

FLEMING
On Saturday, April 12, 2003, we said farewell to a "special person"; a loving husband, dedicated father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Although his loss has left a void in our hearts, it helps to know that we were truly blessed to have had him in our lives. We sincerely thank all our relatives and friends who surrounded us with visits, love and care. A special thank you to Rev. Father Pat Power for the beautiful Vigil and Mass of Christian burial. Thanks to the St. Vincent's Lions Club and to all who recited rosaries. Thanks to Linda, Anna, Robert and choir members and to all who participated in the various ministries of the Mass. For thoughtful professional guidance throughout, we thank Anita and staff of Stamp's Funeral Home. We gratefully acknowledge the many expressions of sympathy through your visits and hugs, Mass and sympathy cards, floral arrangements, telephone calls, monetary donations, gifts of food and prayers. A very special thank you to Rev. Father Joseph D. Barbour for his many prayers, visits and support during Neil's illness. We also offer our thanks to Father Browne, Dr. Rorke, Dr. O'Shea and team members as well as the 4th Floor Nursing staff of the Health Sciences Complex for your professional care and compassion. To Anne Geehan, and members of IBEW, Local 2330, for your concern and many visits, a sincere thank you. Although it is impossible to thank everyone individually, please be assured your expressions of kindness have provided us with great strength and comfort and will always be remembered. For honoring Neil's memory at this time, we thank you all. WIFE MADONNA AND CHILDREN MICHELLE, MARLENE, DARNELL, DARCY AND FAMILIES - June 02, 2003

GOSSE Hayward A. - January 27, 1936 - April 22, 2003
The family of the late Hayward A. Gosse, would like to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the many relatives and friends for such wonderful help and support during our time of sorrow. Cards, food, flowers, phone calls, donations in Hayward's memory and visits to the funeral home, helped alleviate the sorrow in the sudden passing of a wonderful husband, father and Granddad. Also, thanks to Barrett's Funeral Home for their compassion and understanding as well as their professionalism. Although it is impossible to thank everyone individually, please be assured that you're acts of kindness will remain with us. "Life is not forever, but love is." THE GOSSE FAMILY - June 02, 2003

HENDERSON Mrs. Betty - wife, and the family of the late Korean Veteran, Mr. Wm. Gordon Henderson, wish to express sincere thanks to all those who helped in anyway to alleviate the sorrow caused by the death of a dear loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, brother and uncle. We regret that due to the many expressions of sympathy received we cannot mention everyone individually. We acknowledge and thank with gratitude the numerous relatives and friends for their kindness in the form of sympathy, Mass cards, charitable donations, food and personal condolences. A special thanks to Rev. Denine Morgan, Rev. Guy Mathews and Rev. W. Baker, also, Dr. L. Best, Dr. H. Clarke, Dr. S. Ripley, all the staff of I.C.U. and nurses and doctors on 4 South B at the Health Sciences Center. Your kindness and thoughtfulness was appreciated and will always be remembered. THE HENDERSON FAMILY - June 02, 2003

PARSONS
The family of the late Edward (Ned) Parsons express heartfelt thanks to all those who offered expressions of sympathy during our recent bereavement. We gratefully acknowledge all sympathy cards, floral arrangements, donations, calls, gifts of food, visits to Escasoni and the funeral home. We also wish to thank the Rev. Marilyn Moore, the nurses at Escasoni and Carnell's Funeral Home. Your kindness and caring will always be remembered and is greatly appreciated. THE PARSONS FAMILY - June 02, 2003

PENNEY Elizabeth - We, the family of the late Elizabeth Anne Penney, would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who helped ease the sorrow of our dear mother's passing. We sincerely thank all our friends and family for their prayers, sympathy cards, e-mails, phone calls, food, flowers and donations made in her memory. Thank you to the staff and nurses at Saint Luke's Homes for their gentle care. Thank you to Mr. Sam Johnson, United Church Chaplain, for his comforting words, Rev. Honeygold for his daily visits and prayers during her final days. Thank you to Rev. Sam Wigston for a beautiful funeral service. Your friendship and kindness will always be remembered and will remain in our hearts forever. Rest in Peace Mom GLENNIS, WAYNE, BOYD AND FAMILY - June 02, 2003

RICHARDS
We, the family of the late Gordon Richards would like to express our sincere appreciation to all those who shared their sympathy and support during our loss. A very special thank-you to Dr. Barb Grandy, Dr. Ahmad and the staff of the Bliss Murphy Cancer Clinic, Martha Blackmore and Helena Turner for your care and compassion during Gord's illness. Thank you to all our relatives and friends for your generous gifts of food, flowers, sympathy cards, phone calls, donations in his memory and visits to the funeral home. Sincere thanks to Rev. Ian March-McCuish for the many home visits and for a very fitting service. Also to Rev. Florence Sanna for visiting the funeral home and being with the family at a very difficult time. Thanks also to the pallbearers, the choir, Inez Higgins, and to Ross Dawe for his reading at the service. To Allan MacKinnon who found just the right words to express how we all felt about Gord, a very special thank-you. Although it is impossible to thank everyone individually, please be assured that every gesture of friendship we received during Gord's illness will always be remembered. THE RICHARDS FAMILY (BEA, ASHLEY, KAREN AND LISA) - June 02, 2003

WHIFFEN William R. - 1926-2003
It is with very grateful hearts that we say thank-you to our neighbours, friends and relatives including staff at 4SA and Dialysis Unit at Health Sciences Centre and Bonavista Hospital for their help and support during Willie's sickness and death. To those who conducted and attended the funeral service we say thank-you. Also, many thanks for visits to the hospital and Funeral Home, including telephone calls, cards, flowers, messages, food and donations in memory. To those who travelled many miles to be with us, we shall always be grateful. Again, our sincere thanks to all. THE WHIFFEN AND RANDELL FAMILIES - June 02, 2003

WHITE - August 5, 1908 - April 22, 2003
The family of the late Winnifred J. White wishes to thank very sincerely the many friends, former neighbors and relatives who helped to ease the sorrow resulting from the death of our wonderful mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. Our thanks and appreciation to all who visited or called, sent sympathy cards and floral tributes or made memorial donations in mothers memory. Special thanks to Rev. Dr. Wayne Cole and Rev. Sam Wigston for the service at Barrett's Chapel and for the prayers at the graveside, and as well to the pallbearers - Wayne and Gary Puddicombe, Geoff and Craig White, Kenneth Noseworthy, Gordon Parsons and to the staff at Barrett's Funeral Home for your caring attitude and professionalism. Our warmest thanks to Sister Sylvia and the Pastoral Care Team at St. Patrick's Mercy Home, and to the residents of the home who have been mother's friends for the past three years, and with whom she has enjoyed so many happy times. Particular thanks to her best friend and roommate, Mrs. Mary Jane Parsons. Our deepest gratitude to the wonderful staff at St. Patrick's Mercy Home for their excellent care and for their understanding and their friendship which was so readily extended to mother and to the whole family. Our deepest and most heartfelt thanks to you all. THE WHITE FAMILY - June 02, 2003

WILLIAMS Stephen (ALEC) - August 17, 1931 - April 7, 2003
The family of the late Alec Williams would like to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all who helped with our pain and sorrow in the passing of a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. Thank you to relatives and friends for their many acts of kindness, prayers, sympathy cards, phone calls, food, flowers, monetary gifts, and donations made in his memory. A special thank you to the doctors and nurses at the Cancer Clinic and the nurses on 4 South A and 4 North A; to nurses Tony Moores and Jerry Hearn, the kindness and comfort you all brought Alec were greatly appreciated. Thank you to Fr. Sutton, Fr. Lundrigan and Fr. Brown for your kindness. Thank you to the pallbearers, for all those who assisted in cemetery preparations, the readers, church choir, the Knights of Columbus, and everyone who helped make his Mass beautiful; To Ryan's Funeral Home for your assistance and professionalism. Although it is not possible to thank everyone individually, your friendship and kindness will always be appreciated. To those who knew Alec, you were truly blessed because God did not just take an angel; he took an amazing, kind, and wonderful person who meant the world to us. He had a heart of gold and every night we thank God for letting us have him in our lives. Alec, your smile will never fade in our hearts. We miss you so much and will forever love you. "To the world he was but one, but to us he was the world." HIS LOVING WIFE MARY AND CHILDREN: DEBBIE, DARLENE, JUNIOR, DONNIE, PAUL AND TONY (DECEASED) - June 02, 2003

 

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