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The Telegram Obituaries
December 2016

 

 

BALLARD, Raymond Edward
(October 1st, 1940 - December 27th, 2016)
St. John's, NL
Service Extra Info
NO FUNERAL SERVICE
Interment Extra Info
TO TAKE PLACE AT A LATER DATE

BATTEM, CORY - Passed peacefully away surrounded by his family and friends on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the Health Science Centre, age 36 years. Predeceased by his grandparents Nan and Pop Shea and Nan Batten. Leaving to mourn with loving memories his parents Ed and Sheila Batten; brother Scott; his four-legged buddy Chico; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, especially Amanda Lake and best friend Allan Shea (Carla) and their daughter Renee and his three special caregivers Wesley Courage, Michael Connors and Janet Ivey. Cremation has taken place, at Corey's request. Visitation from Caul's Funeral Home, Torbay on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. from Mary Queen of Peace Church. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to Muscular Dystrophy of Canada.

BERESFORD (nee Dymond), Brenda A. - Passed peacefully away at the Palliative Care Unit of the Dr. L. A. Miller Centre surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Predeceased by her father: Fraser Dymond; brothers-in-law: Ben Manning, Roger Skinner and Mac Hefferton. Leaving to mourn her husband of 36 years: Frank; daughter: Victoria Beresford; mother: Dorothy Dymond; brothers: Wayne Dymond (Marie) and Doug Dymond (Sandra Burke); sisters-in-law: Doreen Manning, Margie Skinner, Phillis Hefferton, Geri Graham (Ian); brothers-in-law: Pat Beresford (Elizabeth), Kevin Beresford (Lillian), Len Beresford (Phyllis), Mike Beresford (Sheila), Jerome Beresford (Tammy) and Gary Beresford; God Mother: Marion Noseworthy; God Parents: George and Gladys Stockley, as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Ave. on Monday and Tuesday from 2:00 pm. - 4:00 pm. and 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Funeral service will be held at St. Thomas' Anglican Church at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Interment will take place at a later date. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made in Brenda's memory to The Gathering Place or a charity of one's choice. To sign the online memorial guestbook, please visit www.barretts.ca

BRACE, Arthur Norman - (September 7th, 1952 - December 7th, 2016 - Service will be held on December 12th, 2016, 2:00pm at Barrett's Chapel, 328 Hamilton Ave., St. John's. Interment    will be at Salvation Army Cemetery-Blackmarsh Road

BRAZIL, Bruce - Passed peacefully away at the PCU after a short illness surrounded by his loving family, Bruce Brazil, aged 53 years.  Predeceased by his father Bruce, 2008.  Leaving to mourn his 2 daughters Brittany and Sara Brazil; mother Yvonne; brother Dean (Carla); and sister Tracy (Paul) Wight; nephews Morgan Brazil and Dylan Wight; his buddy Robert Nelson; and a number of other relatives and friends.  A special thank you to the Doctors, Nurses and staff at St. Clare's and Palliative Care. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Saturday December 10 from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday December 11 from 10-12 noon, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral Service will be held on Monday December 12 from The Carnell Memorial Chapel at 2:00 p.m. with interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.  Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in Boo's name may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Published 08 December 2016

BURKE,Joyce Maria Theresa 55, of St. John's, passed away on December 10th, 2016 in St. John's.  Joyce was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, to Harold and Beatrice Burke on March 16th, 1961. She went to school at Holy Heart of Mary in St. John's. She graduated from Memorial University. She worked as a Personal Care Attendant in various places for many years, until finally and most notably at Tiffany Village Retirement Living, where her loss is felt immensely by colleagues and residents who respected and loved her dearly. Joyce is preceded in death by sisters Kathleen Piercey and Vivian Burke, and her mother, Beatrice Burke. Joyce is survived by 2 cherished grandchildren: Clara Vivian Marjorie and Rowan Wayne Rance Burke, her only son: Tyler Ryan Burke, daughter-in-law: Kaitlin Amanda Marie Burke, father: Harold Burke, special niece: Darlene Owens, and many loving siblings, in-laws, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, co-workers and friends. As per final wishes, no funeral service or viewing will be held. Joyce's ashes will be kept by her son. Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Carnell's Funeral Home 329 Freshwater Rd.

CAMPBELL, Maureen - Passed away on December 7, 2016, at 82 years of age, Maureen G. Campbell (nee Mary Gabriel O'Donovan Fitzgerald), daughter of the late Patrick Fitzgerald and Aileen O'Donovan Kelly of St. John's, Newfoundland.Leaving to mourn her loving husband Wm. David Campbell; her four children: Maureen Campbell Mackey (John) - Potomac, MD; Jacqueline Campbell Barton (Owen) - Hubley, NS; Kelly Campbell (Patrick Cotter) - Toronto, ON; Douglas Campbell (Amy McCarthy) - Calgary, AB; her nine grand-children: Colin and Ian Mackey; Gabrielle and Gavin Barton; Cecilia and Olivia Campbell-Cotter; Molly, Sophie and William Campbell; her sister Patricia Kennedy (Brendan deceased) and several nephews and nieces and their families.Also leaving to mourn relatives, friends and classmates from the Royal Victoria Hospital School of Nursing, Montreal - Class of '58.We are indebted to the nursing and medical staff of Eastern Health for their kindness and professionalism, in particular, Community Health Nurses Dawn and Trudy. very special thanks to Dr. Andrew Stuart Hutton for his very kind considerate care in our time of need, and to Carol Mackey for her compassionate support.Cremation has taken place. Visitation to take place at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Saturday, December 10, and Sunday, December 11, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass to take place on Monday, December 12, 2016 from St. Pius X Church at 9:30 am with interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.Flowers accepted or donations in Maureen's memory to a charity of one's choice.

CASE (nee Winters), Clara Joanna - Passed peacefully away at St. Luke's Homes on December 30, 2016, age 78 years of Mount Pearl. Predeceased by husband Amos. Leaving to mourn three children: Richard (Valerie), Glenn (Sarah) and Brad (Hannah), six grandchildren (Tim, Simon, Thomas, Chloe, Nicholas and Sam), as well as a large circle of family and close friends. A memorial service to be held at Carnell's Funeral Home 329 Freshwater Rd. at 11 am on Saturday, December 31, 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Angel Room at St. Luke's Homes.

COLLINS, Frank J. - (March 18, 1952 - December 8, 2016)- With broken hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Frank Collins, age 64, surrounded by his family, on Thursday December 08, 2016. Predeceased by his parents, Clem Collins and Doris Collins (Ennis). Left with beautiful memories his loving wife Bernice and his two daughters, Julia and Jayne (Colin); sister Betty (Dennis) and brothers Rupert (Sharon) and Pius (Debbie) and their families; step-father Pat Ennis and family - Marge, Pat Jr., Derm, Jerome (deceased), Bill, Kevin, Arlene, Sheena, Lorraine and their families; the Casey family - Pat, Joe (deceased), Nancy, Paul, Bob, Sheila, Eleanor, Mona, Christine and Michael and their families; family friend Joan Casey; and many other relatives and friends. Visitation at Caul's Funeral Home, Lemarchant Road on Sunday from 1-5 pm and Monday 4-9 pm. Funeral Mass will take place from Corpus Christi Church, Waterford Bridge Road, on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.  Inurnment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank's memory may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.

COOK, Ruth Edna - August 27, 1935 - December 4, 2016) - it is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Ruth Cook, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on December 4, 2016. Ruth was predeceased by: granddaughter Megan Cook, parents Overton and Myrtle Steele, sister Ruby Tizzard (George, deceased), brother Doug Steele, parents-in-law Art and Jenny Cook and sister-in-law Jean Cook. She leaves to mourn her husband Ronald and children Ruth Cook, Susan Taylor (Mario), Ron Jr. (Sandra), Sharon Layden (Richard) and Bruce (Shelley); grandchildren who adored their nan: Jason Taylor (Tiffany), Sarah Parsons (Gary), George Layden (Sara), Rebecca Cook, Andrew Layden, Ronnie and Matthew Cook, Erin and Krista Cook; great grandchildren: Cole and Avery Parsons, Tessa and Jack Layden and Alexis Taylor; sisters: Kay Parsons (Gil) of Dartmouth, NS, Marge Motter (Jerry, deceased) of Edgerton, OH, Sandra Dale (Gar, deceased) of Mt. Pearl, Glenda McKinney (Terry) of Kelowna, BC; brother Bill (Gwen) of Goulds, NL; sisters-in-law: Bernice Steele, Joan Dillon (Harold, deceased), Joyce Squires (Bill), Marie Cook (Art, deceased); brothers-in-law: Ray Cook (Shirley), Roy Cook (Hope), Don Garland (June, deceased); the family of Ed and Alice Cook (both deceased); many niece and nephews, extended family members in Dildo and Green's Harbour. Resting at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue on Tuesday, December 6th from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm and Wednesday, December 7th from 9am-11am. Funeral service will take place on Wednesday, December 7th at 2pm from Barrett's Funeral Chapel, 328 Hamilton Avenue. Cremation to follow funeral service. A private family inurnment will take place at a later date. Flowers are gratefully accepted or donations can be made to a charity of one's choice. To view the online memorial guest book or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.barretts.ca.

DALTON-LAIDLEY, Barbara Suzanne - (April 8, 1964 - December 6, 2016) - It is with great sadness and heavy heart that we announce the passing of Barbara at the young age of 52 years on December 6, 2016; at the Leonard A. Miller Center, Palliative Care Unit, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Originally from Shoal Harbour, NL, Barbara is predeceased by her Father Clarence Dalton of Shoal Harbour, Father and Mother-In-Law Thomas and Stella Laidley of St. John's, Brother-In-Law Ronald, St. John's and Sister-In-Law Patricia Laidley-Hass, Mississauga, ON. Left to celebrate her life with loving memories is her devoted husband Brian, step-daughters Janine and Vanessa whom she adored and cared for as her own daughters. Mother Marguerite, Clarenville; siblings Stanley (Cindy), Katherine, ON, Linda (Roy) Thistle, Elizabeth (Terry) Fooks, Texas, Mollie (Wayne Moores), Gary (Joy) ON, and Chris (Debbie Mercer). In-Laws Thomas (Frances O'Toole), Barbara, Wayne AB, Peggy (John Wolwowicz) ON, Janet, Carol (Nelson) Seymour. As well as beloved nieces, nephews and a large number of relatives and friends. We would like to acknowledge and extend a heartfelt thank you to sister-in-law's Cindy, Janet and Carol, neighbor and friend Ruth LeGrand and friend Lynn Nash, for their help and love in providing care and emotional support through Barb's lengthy and difficult journey with cancer. Barbara retired from the Canadian Armed Forces in 2013 after serving 30 years of continuous service. We would like to thank Dr. Kara Laing and the Chemo Centre Staff at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre, Dr. Adrian Lear and the staff of 4 South B at the Health Sciences Centre, Dr. SheauChian Ng at My Family Health and Dr. Cheryl Hurley and the fantastic staff of the Palliative Care Unit at the Dr. Leonard A. Miller Center for their loving care and support during Barbara's stay. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A service honoring Barbara's life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to your local SPCA or Humane Society.

DAY, Ada - Passed away peacefully at Chancellor Park on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 in her 95th year. Predeceased by her husband Joe; sisters: Alma Pritchard (Ted), Nance Walsh (Bill), Marion Mercer (Joe), Hilda Penney (Reg), Jean Donovan (John), Edna Martin (Ralph) and Marjorie LeDrew (Art); brothers: Ron Moores (Kay) and Ted Moores. Leaving to celebrate her life; daughter Elaine Young (Bob); sons: Derrick (Marina Mercer) and Douglas (Susan Zwanenburg); special daughter-in-law Emma Day; two loving grandsons: Christopher Young (Jillian Yabsley) and Andrew Young (Amanda Hayward); five precious great grandchildren: Nathan, Jane, Maelie, Lucy and Beth; sister-in-law Irene Moores, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. A special thank you to the staff of Chancellor Park for their excellent care over the past three years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. Resting at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue on Monday, December 5th from 10am-12pm, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Funeral service will take place at Wesley United Church on Tuesday, December 6th at 2pm, interment will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Field of Honour. To view the online guest book or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.barretts.ca

DUFF, Kevin J. - (April 17, 1929 - December 29, 2016) - Aged 87 years, passed peacefully away on Thursday, December 29, 2016 in the presence of his loving family at Pleasant View Towers. Predeceased by his wife, Noreen; 8 siblings, including his twin brother, Don and his daughter-in-law, Deb. Left to cherish his memory are his 5 children, John (Kathy and her daughter, Lori), Ed (Maureen), Michael (Brenda), Craig (Roxanne) and Karen (Ken Walters); 10 grandchildren, John (Katie), Alison (Chad Lights), Scott (Stephanie), Patrick (Katlyn), Matthew, Bridget, Monica, Zachary, Joshua and Madison; 3 great-grandchildren, Jack, Emily and Ben and his 2 surviving sisters, Betty Prowse and Joan Murphy. Kevin is also fondly remembered by a large circle of family and friends. Special thanks to the nurses and staff at 3NW at Pleasant View Towers. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road. Visitation on Friday from 12-9pm. Funeral Mass will take place at 11am on Saturday, December 31, 2016 from St. Teresa's Church with cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kevin's memory may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Teresa's Parish.

EVANS (nee Squires), Wilhelmina - (July 23, 1933 - December 10, 2016) - Passed peacefully away on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the Health Sciences Centre. Wilhelmina Evans, aged 83 years, was predeceased by her parents, William and Eileen Squires. Wilhelmina leaves to mourn, her husband, John "Jack" Evans; her sons, Ty (Patricia) and their son, Michael (David); and Glenn (Gail) and their sons, Brian (Rachel) and Blair (Steph); her daughters, Pam (Rod) and their children, Hailey and Brad (Stephanie) with their daughter, Addyson; and Penelope with her daughter, Robyn. Wilhelmina also leaves behind, her brother, Billy (Carol-Ann); and her sisters, Kathleen (Eric), Sheila (Roy-deceased), Patsy (Wayne), Dorothy (Wayne) and Connie (Randy); along with her special sister-in-law, Alice Smith and her family; sister-in-law, Mary Wood of Milwaukee, USA; special friend, Beverley Paddock; and a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, 84 LeMarchant Road. Visitation on Monday from 4-9 pm and Tuesday from 12-9 pm. Funeral Mass will take place at 9:30 am on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from the Basilica of St. John the Baptist with cremation to follow. Flowers are gratefully accepted or donation's in Wilhelmina's memory may be made to a charity of ones' choice.

FAHEY P.Eng.John David - (November 17, 1933 - December 5, 2016)- Passed away suddenly on Monday, December 5, 2016. John Fahey, aged 83 years was predeceased by his son, Robert Michael; parents, Lawrence and Virginia and his brother, Lar. John leaves to mourn, his wife, Mary (nee Galway); children, John (Sheila), Christine (Dan), Jane (Brian) and Sue (Jennifer); grandchildren, Isabella, Robert, Simon, David, Liam and Jack; his brothers and sisters, Patricia (Ron), Andrew (Sharon), Bren (Marilyn), Howard and Ginny (David) with all their families; as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends, including his many friends from the St. John's Curling Club, St. Pius X Parish and bowling. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road. Visitation on Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will take place at 9:30 am on Friday, December 9, 2016 from St. Pius X Parish with cremation to follow. Flowers are gratefully accepted or donations in John's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.

FOWLER, Cecil Randolph - (February 16, 1951 - December 29, 2013) - Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on Sunday, December 29th, 2013, Cecil R. Fowler age 62 years, retired City of St. John's Employee. Predeceased by his parents Cecil and Mary; and sister Charlotte. Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 44 years Helen (nee Jones), five children: Cecil Jr. (Tina), Darrell, Tracey (Justin), Angie and Daniel; five grandchildren: Ashley-Lynn, Brianna, Alyssa, Dustin and Dawson; four brothers: Frank (Sylvia), Mike, Edward and Danny and one sister Olive (Don Durkee); special friend Albert Mackey; as well as a large number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road. Visitation on Wednesday from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial to take place on Friday, January 3rd, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. from The Basilica of St. John the Baptist. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

FRASER, Ellen Mary - It is with much sadness that we tell you of our mother Ellen's peaceful passing on December 31st, 2016, at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, in St. John's, NL. She had a stroke before Christmas while visiting her good friend Bett. All of her children quickly returned to St. John's and were able to be with her during her remaining days. She was aware we were all there and she was very comfortable and peaceful. We had a "Kitchen Party" in her hospital room, and shared laughter and fond family memories. Our father, Harvey, died in 1995 and Mom lived her years after his death, vibrantly and with many friends. Her sister, Audrey Dancey, passed nearly a decade earlier and her brother, Tom Efford, just a month ago. Mom is remembered by her children, Joel and his wife Kathy, of St. John's and their children, Chris and Katie; Helena in Dartmouth and her children, Andrea and Melanie; Victor and his wife Elaine, in Oshawa; Louis and his wife Jane, in Calgary and their children, Will, Ian, Carolyn and Sarah; and her youngest daughter, Ruth, in Bedford. Also mourning her passing is her dear niece Allison Dancey. Mom leaves her many friends at Maplewood Manor, where she will be fondly missed. Mom's optimistic spirit and her love of laughter; her contentment with life and her small daily acts of kindness will forever be remembered. Mom and Dad's 'Joie de vivre" extends to us all. We will have a small family gathering in the summer and will warmly reflect on memories of the wonderful and loving lives of our parents. Donations may be given to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind at this time of our mothers passing.

FRY, John Charles "Charlie"(January 16, 1942 - December 6, 2016)- Passed peacefully away on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 at the L.A. Miller Centre in the loving arms of his family after a short and courageous battle with brain cancer, Charlie Fry age 74 years. Predeceased by his father Jack, mother Florence Pierce, step-father Raymond Pierce, infant sister Elizabeth Ann, nephew Michael Pierce, mother and father-in-law Hubert and Mary Harris, sister-in-law Lillian O'Neill, brothers-in-law Charles Harris and Edward O'Neill. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Nora, children: Randy (Connie), Wanda Bouzane (Tim), Sherry Osmond (Jerome) and Tim (Tammy), grandchildren: Joshua Fry (Heather), Jeremy Osmond (Jenn), Matthew Osmond, Timothy Bouzane, Breanna Bouzane and Amberlynn Fry and her mother Suzanne Coady; two great-granddaughters, "his sunshine girls": Mia Laura Fry and Arabella Nora Fry; brothers: Jim Fry (Donna), Terry Pierce, Stan Pierce (Debbie), Raymond Pierce, Peter Pierce (Rhonda) and Shawn Pierce (Patsy); sisters: Helena Hollett (Dave), Sheila Feaver (Herb) and Veronica Harvey; sisters-in-law Bess Kelly (Herb) and Barbara Harris-Cooper; brother-in-law Bill Harris (Elizabeth), special aunt Doll (Mercedes Williams), close family friends: Bill and Minnie Cofield and family, Clarence and Patsy Hynes and family, and his cabin buddies from Mahers; as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road. Visitation on Thursday and Friday from 2 p.m. - 9 p.m. Funeral Service to take place on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at 2 p.m. from Caul's Chapel. Cremation to follow. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in Charlie's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.

GILLIES, Ann-(December 20, 1942 to December 31, 2016) - Passed peacefully away in the presence of her three loving daughters at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's on December 31, 2016 at the age of 74. Ann was predeceased by her parents Mary Elizabeth (Martin) and George, siblings Kathleen (Hugh Fardy), Bunnie, Alice (Dave Johnson), Cede, Helen (Joe Lineberger), Bill (Andrea), and brother-in-law Ray Murphy. A much-loved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, sister-in-law, and friend to many. Leaving to mourn, with heavy hearts, daughters Karen (Greg Snow), Susan (Chad Mason), Krista Manning (Mike Pittman), and the lights of her life, her four grandchildren Daria and Laura Snow, Octavius Mason and Xavier Pittman, who all loved their Nana dearly. She is survived by sisters Bernie (Jerry Dinn) and Mary (Ken Murphy), brother Ted (Rosemary), several nieces, nephews and their families. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 2nd from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3rd at The Carnell Memorial Chapel. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations to the charity of your choice, as Ann often said, "happiness is sharing."

GILLINGHAM, Maxwell Woodrow - Passed peacefully away at the Caribou Memorial Veteran's Pavilion on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, surrounded by his family and friends, at age 71. Predeceased by his wife Florence; father Morley Gillingham; his mother Emma Stacey; step-father Neil Stacey; brothers-in-law: Gerald & Arch Sharpe, and mother & father-in-law Tom & Mary Ellen Sharpe. Left with fond & loving memories his daughters: Maxine (Dave), and Pam (Paul); son Morley (Corina); 2 precious grandchildren Ryan & Morgan; his loving companion Catherine Janes & her family; sister Elizabeth Groves (Richard); sisters-in-law: Diane Quilty (Fabian), Marie Jennings (Wayne), Helen Quilty (Mike), and Ellen Sharpe; brother-in-law Kevin Lawlor (Yvonne); also a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Special thanks to the staff of the Caribou Pavilion for their special care and to Kay Janes for being a special part of his life. Visitation to be at Barrett's Funeral Home, 73 Commonwealth Avenue, Mount Pearl, on Wednesday, December 7th, from 7:00pm-9:00pm; on Thursday, December 8th, from 2:00pm-5:00pm and 7:00pm-9:00pm; and on Friday, December 9th, from 11:00am-1:00pm. Funeral service to follow from Topsail United Church at 2:00pm. Cremation to follow with interment at later date. Flowers accepted, or donations in his memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Please visit www.barretts.ca to sign the memorial guest book.

GOLLOP, Ernest Alfred - (January 17, 1938 - December 6, 2016): Passed away at the Health Sciences Centre, Ern Gollop aged 78 years. Predeceased by his parents: Leslie and Beatrice Gollop; sisters: Joan and Pearl; brothers: Kevin, Bob and Don. Leaving to mourn and celebrate his life are his brothers: Ron and Len (Diane); sisters: Dot (Gus), Bun, Louise, Jen (Ron), Phyl (Wayne), Carol, Gloria (Wally), Brenda (Alex); sister-in-law: Marie; caregiver and special niece: Sandra and a large circle of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service will take place from Barrett's Chapel, 328 Hamilton Avenue, on Saturday, December 10th at 11am. Interment will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. No flowers by request. To sign the online memorial guestbook, please visit www.barretts.ca

GOLLOP, Matthew "Matt" - Passed peacefully away at Chancellor Park on December 26th, 2016, Matthew Gollop at the age of 70 years. Predeceased by his parents Gordon and Helen Gollop. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 47 years, Maxine: sons; Tony and Adam; daughters: Tracy and Ashley (Matt); grandchildren: Stephanie, Claire, Katie, Lucy and Jack; seven brothers, three sisters and their families; special aunt Florence "Flarie", as well as many wonderful friends and family members. Cremation will take place with visitation at Barrett's Funeral Home 328, Hamilton Avenue on Thursday, December 29th from 11am-9pm. Funeral service will be held at Barrett's Funeral Chapel on Friday, December 30th at 11am. Flowers are gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of NL. To view the online memorial guest book or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.barretts.ca

GOSSE Anthony "Tony" - With heavy hearts and great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Anthony "Tony" Gosse, aged 54 years. Predeceased by parents John and Winnifred Gosse; sisters Colleen and Dorothy; and brothers John and Robert. Leaving to mourn his children Tony and Lisa, and their mother Rita Earles; brothers Charles, Jim, Don, Dave (Shirley), and Doug (Liz); sisters Patricia (Steve), and Dorothy; uncle Ches (Daisy); Tom Jones; sister-in-law with whom he resided Phyllis; beloved best friend Michelle Wiseman and her children Kirstie, Kyle, and Brandon; as well as a large number of nieces, nephews, relatives, members of the Earles family, and friends. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Friday, December 9th, 2016 from 2- 4 & 7 - 9, and Saturday, December 10th, 2016 from 2 - 4 p.m& 7 - 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Sunday, December 11th, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. Flowers gratefully accepted, or donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.
05 December 2016

GROUCHY, Douglas "Dougie" - (January 2, 1949 - December 7, 2016)- Douglas "Dougie" Grouchy, beloved son of the late Jean and Augustus Grouchy passed away December 7th, 2016 at the age of 67. Survived by his children and grandchildren, one sister and two brothers. He will be remembered by his aunt and uncle, nieces, nephews, and longtime friends. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Monday December 12th. at Caul's Funeral Home in Torbay from 9:00-12 noon prayer offering at 12 noon. Inurnment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Topsail Rd. With just a brief hospital stay at the Miller Center, the family would like to acknowledge and thank the doctors, nurses and staff for their help and support. No flowers by request.

HAWKINS, Ruth (nee Pike) - Passed peacefully away at St. Patrick's Mercy Home on December 28th, 2016, Ruth Hawkins (nee Pike); age 89 years. Ruth was predeceased by her husband Eric (2011) and her sisters Jess, Edith and Jean. Leaving to mourn are her son David (Veda) and grandson Gordon (Sumaiya). She will be remembered and missed by many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. The family is forever thankful to all the staff of CraDea Manor who provided for her care during the period from 2015 to July 2016, the Health Sciences and to all the staff of 1 South at St. Patrick's Mercy Home, who provided care and comfort during her final months and days. Cremation has taken place. Resting at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue on Monday, January 2nd, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, no flowers by request. Donations in Ruth's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of one's choice. Please visit www.barretts.ca to sign the online memorial guest book.

HAYES, Mary Margaret- (October 18, 1943 - December 6, 2016)- Passed peacefully away in the presence of her loving family on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 after a short illness. Leaving to mourn her husband Dennis; daughters Pauline (Gerald) and Ann Marie; precious grandchildren whom she adored, Angelica, Ariana, and Gavin; niece Diane Herbert and nephew Kevin Atkins. Predeceased by her parents Ann Atkins and Thomas Atkins and brothers Gerald, Thomas, Douglas, Kevin and Jack as well as her nephew Eddy Atkins and niece Karen Atkins. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road on Friday from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Funeral Mass to take place on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. from St. Teresa's Church, inurnment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in Mary's memory may be to a charity of one's choice.

HEAD, Flora M. - Died on Thursday December 8th, 2016 at Glenbrook Lodge, Flora May Head age 93. Predeceased by her husband Lloyd Head. Left with cherished memories are her devoted daughters: Brenda and her husband Maurice Devine, Nancy and her husband Robert Stokes. Grandchildren: Michael Devine(Heather) of Victoria, BC and Mary Devine (Shamus) of Toronto, ON, Ben(Harriet) Stokes of London, UK, Jane Stokes(Kyle) of Milton, ON; great grandchildren: Olive, Gideon, and Bessy Stokes; sister Christine Cole of Dartmouth, NS; brothers: Leslie Penney of Carbonear and Adolph Penney (Minnie) of St. John's: sister-in-law Eileen Piercey of St. John's; lifelong friend Catherine Haliday, as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral service will take place at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue on Sunday December 11th, 2016 at 2pm. Reception to follow at Barrett Reception Lounge immediately after service. Donations in Flora's memory can be made to the Salvation Army, Red Shield Appeal or to a charity of one's choice.

HOWCROFT, Graham - (November 14, 1944 - December 10, 2016)- Graham passed away peacefully in St. John's, Newfoundland, in the presence of his very dear friend and companion Susan Cummings. Graham Howcroft was born in the seaside town of Blackpool, Lancashire, England, in 1944 -- what the residents there would call a 'sand-grown-un'. The son of Lettie (nee Hewitson) and Horace Howcroft, he is survived by his elder brother, Stuart Howcroft, who lives in Blackpool, and his older sister, Barbara Senior, who lives in Milton Keynes, England. In 1960, at 16 years of age, Graham left school to work in the science laboratory of a grammar school, learning to be a glassblower. During this time, he studied architectural drawing and design at the Blackpool College of Art and glassblowing at the Harris College of Art and Technology in Lancashire, England. In 1966, he moved to work for the University of Lancaster, making various pieces of scientific glassware for research projects. It was here that he started using glass as a medium for art. In 1968, the British Society of Glassblowers gave him the A.D. Wood Award for outstanding craftsmanship. In 1969, Graham moved to St. John's, Newfoundland, where for the next 5 years he worked as a glassblower at Memorial University. In 1974, after spending a year studying the history and techniques of stained glass and mosaic in Canada and the United States, he returned to England and worked as a glassblower at Manchester University. Returning to Newfoundland in 1977, Graham's imagination and talent became evident as he began making stained-glass windows for churches, private residences, and public buildings. He opened a glass studio in St. John's in 1979, where for the remainder of his life he produced a large body of impressive and varied work. An early example was a series of 13 stained-glass windows for St Peter's Anglican Church in Conception Bay, one of his largest commissions. His 500- square- foot piece, Journey (2002), is there to be seen by all who pass through St. John's International Airport. A comment he made in 1987 neatly sums up his description of himself: 'I am a graphic designer rather than a painter. I like things to have a good, hard, clearly defined edge to them -- to be stark -- and have a black- and- white, unambiguous character.' (From Graham Howcroft: Stained Glass Designer, The Newfoundland Herald, April 14, 1987, p.26). A more extensive account of Graham's work can be found at the Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Website http://www.heritage.nf.ca/index.php Family and friends would like to express sincere thanks to Dr. Maurice Udechukwu, nurses and staff of St. Clare's Mercy Hospital for their care during Graham's hospitalization. A service of remembrance will be held at St. Thomas' Church, St. John's, Wednesday, January 4th, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. A special thanks to Reverend John Paul Westin, who will conduct the service. Reverend Greg Mercer has kindly agreed to a reception after the service in the church hall.

HUDSON, Lorraine (Woodfine)(June 29, 1948 - December 5, 2016) - Passed peacefully away on Monday, December 5, 2016 Lorraine (Woodfine) Hudson. Predeceased by her husband George Hudson and mother-in-law Rita Hudson; mother Margaret (Woodfine) Peddle; father Thomas Woodfine; stepfather Michael Peddle; brother Edward Woodfine. Leaving to mourn her three loving children, sons: Jason and Jonathan and daughter Christina (Todd) Brace; much loved and cherished grandchildren: Caroline and Julianna Brace, Bishops Falls; two very special friends she considered family Donna Sitman and Maurice Winsor, whose kindness and generosity of spirit will never be forgotten; two sisters: Helen Peddle (Gerald deceased), and Carol Etheridge (Garry); sister-in-law Ann Woodfine (Edward deceased); brothers Thomas (Geri), David (Rose), Robert (Phyllis), and Frank (Shirley); The Hudson family: Jeanette (Ian) McAllister, Diane Reynolds, Doug (Lillian), John (Judy), Bill (Janet) and many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Special thanks to Drs. Joanne Lane, Iqbal, Haley, Joy McCarthy, Thoms, Ogunyemi and staff of 4SB (HSC) and Drs. Bill Eaton and Cheryl Hurley and the dedicated staff and volunteers of the Palliative Care Unit, Miller Centre, Rhonda Brophy (Social Worker), Father Joseph Barton, the Corpus Christi Bereavement Team and the kind and professional staff of Barrett's Funeral Home, Hamilton Avenue. Cremation has taken place as per Lorraine's request. Visitation is at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue from 2-4pm and 7-9pm on Friday, December 9, 2016. A Funeral Mass will be held at Corpus Christi Church, Waterford Bridge Rd., on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. followed by interment at Holy Sepulchre, Topsail Road. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made in Lorraine's memory to the Autism Society of NL or the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre.                      "Alive in our hearts forever."

JANES, Leo James - (April 30, 1942 to December 25, 2016) - Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre in the presence of his wife and children on December 25th, 2016, Leo James Janes aged 74 years.  Leaving with fond and loving memories his devoted wife and best friend Debbie Janes; his children Kimberley, Terry (Sherri), Steven (Nicole), and Shawn (Veronica); grandchildren Hayley, Heather, Holly, Hannah, Brady, Jayden, Taylor-Lynn, and Darcy; great-grandchild Marley; brothers Ambrose (Phyllis), and George (Peggy); special cabin friends; nieces, nephews, as well as a large circle of family and friends. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff at 4 South A, at the Health Sciences Centre for their care and support during his time there. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 from 12 - 9 p.m, and Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 from 10 - 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St. James Church, 330 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, on Thursday, December 29th, 2016 at 10 a.m, with interment to follow in the Carbonear Interfaith Cemetery. Flowers graciously accepted, or donations in Leo's memory may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation.

KENNEDY, Ann - It is with great sadness that the family of Ann Kennedy (nee Dunn) announces her death after a courageous three-year fight against cancer.  Her death occurred on Monday, December 5, 2016 at the Palliative Care Unit of the Dr. Leonard A. Miller Center, St. John's. Born in St. John's on January 1, 1958, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Cecilia (Norris) Dunn. Ann leaves to mourn Steve, her husband of 38 years; three sons - Stephen (Penny), Brian (Terri) and Tom (Terri); grandchildren - Parker, Jocelyn, Jonah, Claire, Hunter, Jaxon; her sisters - Mary Matthews (Rob deceased) and Cathy Kennedy (Terry); her brothers - Joe Dunn and Brian Dunn, Bishop of Antigonish. She also leaves to mourn her nieces, nephews and cousins; her sisters-in-law - Marie Holloway (Steve), Patricia, Elizabeth Sweeney (George), Marguerite Rose (Eric); her brothers-in-law - Frank Kennedy (Glenys), Terry Kennedy (Cathy), Gerard Kennedy (Mary).  Ann is predeceased by her parents Joseph and Cecilia Dunn and her stepmother Camilla.  She also leaves to mourn many friends in Marystown.
 Ann's passing signals a great loss for she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and sister to her family and a dear friend to all. Her many years as a teacher inspired many of the students in her care and she touched the hearts of all she encountered. Her colleagues respected and loved her and will miss her smile and gentle way.Visitation will take place at Carnell's Funeral Home, 1045 Topsail Road, from 12-5 and 7-9 on Tuesday and 10-12, 1-5, and 7-9 on Wednesday.  A vigil will be celebrated at 8 pm on Wednesday night at the funeral home.  Funeral will take place at St. Peter's Church, 110 Ashford Drive, Mount Pearl on Thursday, December 8 at 10:30 am. followed by a reception at Carnell's Funeral Home, 1045 Topsail Road. All friends and family are welcome to attend. Special thanks to the medical staff at the Dr. William Moulton Medical Clinic (Marystown), Burin Peninsula Health Care Center, Dr. H. Bliss Cancer Center and the Dr. Leonard A. Miller Center for their superior level of care and dedication during her illness.

KENNEDY, Mark Gordon - (August 25, 1987 - December 4, 2016)- It is with the heaviest of hearts and with more love than anyone will ever know that we announce the sudden passing of our precious boy, Mark Gordon Kennedy (August 25, 1987 - December 4, 2016) of Torbay. Predeceased by his Nan and Pop Kennedy of Buchans, Mark leaves behind his mom and dad, Donna and Gord; his fur brother Quincy whom he dearly loved; his Nan and Pop Young, Doreen and Warrick of Twillingate; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends both near and far. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at Caul's Funeral Home, Torbay, on Saturday from 2:00pm - 5:00pm and 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Funeral service to take place on Sunday, December 11, 2016, at 1:00pm from the Church of St. Francis of Assisi in Outer Cove. Inurnment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Forest Road, St. John's. No flowers by request. Donations, in Mark's memory, may be made to FurEver Young Rescue Inc., c/o 13 Back Road, Tors Cove, NL, A0A 4A0 or via e-transfer at fureveryoungrescue@gmail.com

LEARNING, Michael Anthony (Tony) - Passed suddenly away on Friday, December 2, 2016. Tony Learning age 60 years. Tony was our loving father, grandfather, brother and friend. He is predeceased by his parents Jim, and Elise (nee Renouf). He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his daughter Candice (Jared) Maliska, and her mother Sherry Hann - Learning; grandsons: Zac and Luke who he loved dearly. Sisters: Sharon (Tom), Joy (Mike), Barbara (Ans), Joan (Ray); brother: Jim (Michelle) and Tony's best friend Freddy. Also leaving to mourn a large circle of extended relatives and friends. Tony will always be remembered as an avid fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and his forever hope for them to win another Stanley Cup. Resting at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Ave. on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 7:00 -9:00 p.m. and Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 12:00 noon - 9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 11:00 am from Barrett's Funeral Chapel. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made in Tony's memory to YACC, In honour of Tony's nephew Justin Frampton. Please visit www.barretts.ca to sign the online memorial guest book.

MacLEAN, Alexander Murdoch - (March 19, 1927 - December 31, 2016) - Passed peacefully away on December 31, 2016 at the Glenbrook Lodge, St. John's, Alexander MacLean, aged 89 years. Predeceased by parents: John Francis and Isabelle MacLean, wife Margaret Jean (nee Chaffey - 2015) MacLean and his six brother. Leaving to mourn children: John (Linda), Bruce (Jackie), Cynthia (Mark Charles), Dean; Grandpa of Alannah, Isabelle, and Alexander MacLean, Evan Buckley, Teagan, Sloane, and Rogan Charles; sisters: Mary and Philomena. Also left to celebrate his life is a circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Cremation has taken place. Donations in Alexander's memory may be made to The War Amps at http://www.waramps.ca/ways-to-give/donate/. Please visit www.barretts.ca to sign the memorial guest book.

MADDIGAN, Father John Joseph - (January 31, 1926 to December 29, 2016) - It is with regret and sadness that we announce the passing of Father John Maddigan at St. Patrick's Mercy Home on December 29, 2016, age 90 years, ordained Priest on June 15, 1957. Predeceased by his parents Catherine Malone and Jack Maddigan; sister Elizabeth Comerford (Stamp); brothers Richard (Barbara), Philip (Christine), Frank (Marian); brother-in-law Jim Hand, and special nephew Robert Comerford. Leaving to mourn his sister Alice Hand, St. John's; brother Ron (Janet), Stratford, Ontario; devoted niece Judy (Comerford) Newton (Bill); cherished niece-in-law Janet, wife of the late Robert Comerford, and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.Also leaving to mourn his Brother-Priests of the Archdiocese of St. John's, the religious members of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy, Presentation Sisters, Irish Christian Brothers, as well as the parishioners and friends of the various parishes where he ministered, in particular, his ministry in Peru where he served for 25 years. We should not forget the compassion and dedication provided by his co-workers and caregivers at St. Patrick's Mercy Home where he resided for the past 12 years, as well as, his cherished bridge partners who did all they could to enable him to play.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road with visitation to be held at St. Patrick's Mercy Home on Friday, December 30th from 2 - 4 pm and 7 - 9 pm.  This will be followed by visitation at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Saturday, December 31, 2016 from 10 am to 12 noon and 2 - 5 pm.  Visitation will continue on Monday, January 2nd, 2017 from 9:00 am - 10:30 am at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist.  A Mass of Christian Burial will then be held on Monday, January 2nd, 2017 at 11:00 am from the Basilica of St. John the Baptist.  Interment to follow in the Priests Plot at Belvedere Cemetery.  Donations in Father John's memory may be made to St. Patrick's Mercy Home.

MAHER, James Robert - (January 26, 1931 - December 5, 2016)- Passed away on December 5, 2016. Predeceased by his parents, James and Mary Maher and his sisters Bridget "Bride" Butler and Catherine McGrath. James leaves to mourn, his daughters, Linda Boyles and Sandy Maher, along with their mother Audrey; grandchildren, Liam and Erin Boyles as well as a number of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Thank you to the staff of Murphy's Personal Care Home. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home. Cremation has taken place. Visitation on Friday, December 9, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. There will be no funeral service, as per James' wishes. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in James' memory to the Psoriasis Society of Canada at www.psoriasissociety.org.

MERCER, Derek C.-(March 26, 1952 - December 07, 2016) - It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of Derek C. Mercer, age 64, at the Palliative Care Unit, surrounded by his wife, Dorothy (Knight), his sons Bradley and Brian (Danielle) and their children Brianna and Addison- Pop's little Princesses. Derek was predeceased by his father Chester Mercer (1998) and father-in-law Alex Knight (2005). Also leaving, mother Joan, sister Dianne (Pat English), brother David (Betty), mother-in-law Gladys Knight, sisters-in-law Carolyn (Bill Day), Kathy Knight, brother-in-law Alex (Jill), also a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, and work colleagues. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be at Barrett's Funeral Home, 73 Commonwealth Avenue, Mount Pearl, on Friday and Saturday, December 9th & 10th, from 2:00pm-4:00pm and 7:00pm-9:00pm. Memorial service will be held at Barrett's Chapel on Sunday, December 11th at 2:00pm. Flowers accepted, or donations in his memory may be made to a Charity of One's Choice. Please visit www.barretts.ca to sign the memorial guest book.

MORRIS, Pat T. (Fish) - Passed peacefully away in the presence of his family on Sunday, December 4, 2016. After a long battle with cancer, Pat faced this with the courage of a fighter, refusing to give in through his darkest hours. Pat Morris age 53 years. Predeceased by his parents: John M. (December 1970) and Nellie L. (December 1997). Leaving to mourn with treasured memories his son Dennis Joseph (D.J.) his sisters: Susan (Russell) Morris and Wendy (Joe) Evans and god daughter and niece Ashley; his best friend, cousin and brother Terry Bungay; card buddy and friend Aggie Allison; great neighbour Sandy Lewis; good buddy Len Baker; special friend Liz and Natasha and Sherri. Also leaving to mourn a number of cousins and friends. The Morris family would like to extend a special thank you to Derrick, Lorraine, Des, Loretta, Gertrude, Dr. Heather and the team from the Palliative Care Unit of the Miller Center. Resting at Barrett's Funeral Home 328 Hamilton Ave. On Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 2:00 - 9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. from Barrett's Funeral Chapel. Interment to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made in Pat's memory to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre. Please visit www.barretts.ca to sign the online memorial guest book.

PROBERT, Stephen John - It is with great sadness that the family of the late Stephen John Probert announces his passing at the Health Sciences Center on December 2, 2016, at the age of 66 years.  Predeceased by his parents John and Elizabeth Probert; sister Judie Smith; and special aunt Mary MacDonald.  Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 42 years Maureen (nee Hammond); devoted children Gillian Duff (Peter), Andrea Chaulk (Michael), Jennifer Higdon (Jerry), Kathryn Probert (Ryan) and Gregory; his pride and joy grandchildren Bradley, Nicholas, Alicia, Lucas, Jacob and Savannah; special brother-in-law Gord Smith, and a large circle of family and friends.  Special Thanks to the staff of the Emergency and ICU unit of the Health Sciences Center, and also Dr. Mercer, Dr. Hamilton and Kim Roberts-Pennell.  Visiting at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Sunday, December 4 from 7-9 p.m. and Monday, December 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.   Funeral service will be held at The Carnell Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, December 6 at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Stephen's memory can be made to the Arthritis Society of NL or the NL Lung Association.

PORTER, Gerald Cameron - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Gerry Porter on December 02, 2016 after a bewilderingly short journey with brain cancer. Predeceased by his mother Ida Healey Porter and his mother and father-in-law Janette and Robert McGee. Leaving to mourn his wife, Debbie McGee and sons Nicholas (Caitlin) and Christopher (Maggie), and his beloved grandchildren Jack and Ursula; father Gerry Porter Sr. (Jill), sister Lisa (Paul) and nephews Simon and Alex, and half-brothers Jonathan, David and James, and a large assortment of Healey and Porter cousins and McGee in-laws. Gerry will be missed by his colleagues at MUN's Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, his buddies from cards, and his life-long friend Ed Riche. We thank the many friends who were there for us in the past eight months - and the many family members who came to to visit during the period that Gerry called "The Long Good-bye". Our gratitude to Drs. Stuckless and Laing at the Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre, and Dr. Bill Eaton, Rhonda Brophy and the many wonderful staff members of the Palliative Care/Pain and Symptom Management Team at the Miller Centre. We also wish to thank the many kind but unheralded employees of Eastern Health, all of whom made this difficult time easier to bear. Cremation has taken place, and a visitation will be held at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Monday, December 5 (7-9 pm) and Tuesday, December 6 (2-4 and 7-9 pm). Flowers gratefully accepted. An award celebrating Gerry's love of music will be established. Those who wish to donate at this time can make out a cheque to the The Gerry Porter Award for Creative Improvised Music, and mail it to 13 William Street, St. John's NL, A1C 2S2. In accordance with Gerry's wishes, there will be no funeral service, but we thank all those who attended Gerrypalooza, Gerry's final party. Hup! Hup!

RENDELL, Leslie James - It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Leslie James Rendell on December 28, 2016 in his 90th year. Leslie, fondly remembered as Poppy, leaves to mourn his wife Julia (Cashin), son Jim (Jill), daughter Susan (Bob), and grandchildren Sara (Jeff) and Philip, and Leslie's sister Lorraine. Leslie is predeceased by son Blair and brother Gordon.  Born in Heart's Content in 1926, Leslie's life spanned an incredible era of technological change which really shaped his life's path. A story he often told was of travelling in the back of an open truck for hours over bumpy gravel roads from Heart's Content to St. John's in 1939 to see the King and Queen of England. The wildest of Leslie's boyhood dreams could never have envisioned himself almost 40 years later travelling across the Atlantic Ocean at supersonic speed aboard the British Airways Concorde. His aviation career really started at the age of 16 following his blacksmith father to Gander to work building the air base. Soon local workers were offered the opportunity to train as aircraft technicians and he was quick to sign on. It was the very beginning of international air passenger travel and the jet age soon followed. In 1963 his career took him from Gander to Goose Bay, a posting that all the family thoroughly enjoyed. Both Jim and Blair followed in Leslie's footsteps and chose careers in aviation. Daughter Susan followed his other passion, sports and recreation. Leslie retired from Allied Aviation in 1982 and he and Julia enjoyed their retirement years in Pasadena and St. John's.  Leslie lived a long, healthy and very fulfilling life for which we are very thankful. We are also very thankful for the exceptional care Leslie received from staff at St. Patrick's Mercy Home. A visitation is planned for Friday, December 30th, 2016 at Barrett's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road from 2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm. A memorial service and internment will take place in Heart's Content on a warm summer's day! Time and date to be confirmed. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimers Association or St. Patrick's Mercy Home would be gratefully appreciated. Please visit www.barretts.ca to sign the memorial guest book.

REYNOLDS, Ken - Passed peacefully away surrounded by his loving family at the Palliative Care Unit of the Dr. L.A. Miller Centre on Sunday, December 25, 2016, Ken Reynolds age 60 years. Predeceased by his father Jack Reynolds. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his mother Sonia Reynolds (nee Knight); wife Geralyn Lynch; daughter Leah McGrath Reynolds; brother Tim Reynolds (Paula); step son Andrew Manske; first cousins: Shirley, Jean, Margaret, Louise, James and family; family pets: Sam and Anna; also nieces, nephews, and many other family and friends. At Ken's request, cremation has taken place and a service will be held at a later date. Visitation to be held at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue on Wednesday from 7-9pm and then on Thursday from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Department of Archaeology at Memorial University for a scholarship in Ken's name. Please visit www.barretts.ca to sign the memorial guest book.

RICHE, Leslie - (November 11, 1956 - December 25, 2016) - Passed away at the Leonard A. Miller Centre, Palliative Care Unit surrounded by family on Sunday, December 25, 2016 age 60 years. Predeceased by father Eric, brother Stephen and wife of 34 years Patricia. Leaving to mourn wife Christina; mother Lillian; three daughters Leaslie, Stephanie Byrne (Rick) and Clarissa Roberts (Adam); two sons Christopher (Krystal) and Michael; 7 beautiful grandchildren Brandon, Bradley, James, Joshua, Emma, Scarlett and Ace; two brothers Cyril (Judy) and Eric (Candi); two sisters Sharon Hawkins (Rick) and Anne. As well as many nephews and nieces and a circle of friends. Resting at Cauls Funeral Home LeMarchant Road. Visitation on Wednesday from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Funeral service will take place on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 11 a.m. from Caul's Chapel. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre on Thursday. Flowers gratefully accepted or a donation may be made in his memory to the Canadian Cancer Society.

ROSE, Curtis - (October 1, 1949 to December 27, 2016) - In loving memory of Curtis Rose, 67, of Bay du Nord, NL. Curtis passed away peacefully at the Health Sciences Centre in the presence of his loving wife and family on December 27th, 2016.  Predeceased by his brother Kenneth; parents Allen and Cecelia. Leaving to mourn his wife and best friend Dianne; daughter Xanta (Bob); grandchildren Ava and Braiden; step-daughter Danielle Kris); brothers Albert and Tom; sisters Ida (Roy), Pearl and Kay; nephews Kenneth (Claudette) and Christopher (Leanne); grandnephew James and grandniece Anna; as well as a large circle of family and friends.Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of the dialysis unit in GrandFalls for their exceptional care and support during his time there.Memorial service will be held at MacDermott Memorial United Church in Pool's Cove, NL, on Friday, December 30th, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Celebration of Life to follow at Florence M. Williams Complex.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kidney Association, or the Cancer Society, Daffodil Place.

SALSMAN,Madeline Denise - (January 13, 1952 - December 9, 2016)- Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on Friday, December 9, 2016. Madeline Salsman, aged 64 years, was predeceased by her husband, Jim Salsman; parents, Jim and Mary Ellen Power and her sister, Mary Power. Madeline leaves behind with fond and loving memories, her sister, Phyllis (Wayne) Marchand; brother, Gerard (Anne Marie) White; her son, Justin Power along with her nieces, nephews, and a circle of other family and friends. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road. Cremation has taken place; funeral services will take place at another time.

SIMPSON, Violet (Dolly) - Passed away very peacefully after a brief illness, December 10, 2016, Violet (Dolly) Simpson, age 86 years. Predeceased by her parents Robert and Jennie Simpson, brothers Bob and Harry, sisters Marion Tremblett and Florence White. Leaving to mourn brothers Ron (Elsie) and Walter (Alice) and sisters Dorothy Hammond and Ruth, sister-in-law Violet Simpson as well as a large number of extended family. At Dolly's request, cremation has taken place and there will be no viewing. Arrangements have been entrusted to Carnell's Funeral Home 329 Freshwater Road. A graveside committal will take place at a later date in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

SLANEY, Mary Annunciata (Ann) - (April 16, 1934 - December 9, 2016) - Passed peacefully away December 9, 2016 at Pleasant View Towers, Mary Annunciata (Ann) Slaney, age 82. Predeceased by her loving husband John T. Slaney, three angel children Dean, Amy and Lori; sisters Lillian Turpin and Madeleine Drake; brother Jack Mills; parents Mary and John Mills. Left to cherish her life daughters Dawn Slaney and Jillian Beehan (Gerry), sisters Sophia Stack and Margaret Ann Martin, brothers George Mills and Bill Mills, her treasured grandchildren Shannon and Brett Pomeroy, Ashley, Lindsay and Liam Mills, Chelsea and Katie Beehan; as well as other family and friends. Special thanks to the staff of Pleasant View Towers 2 Northwest for their dedicated and compassionate care of our mother. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road, on Saturday from 7-9 pm and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass on Monday, December 12 from Mary Queen of the World at 9:30 am. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Flowers or donations to the Alzheimer's Association gratefully accepted.

SMITH (nee Fry), Olive Hannah - Passed peacefully away in the early hours of December 30, 2016, Olive Hannah Smith aged 88. A much beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and Aunt. Predeceased by her parents, Charles and Blanche (Moss) Fry as well as her siblings: Harvey, Rose, Pearl, Jim, Charles, William, Maxwell (aka Rod) and Cyril Smith (her children's father). Leaving to mourn are her children: Linda Lynch, (Kenneth), Barbara Soper, Derrick Smith, Lorraine Jackson (Stephen), Charlotte Ivey (Ken); her grandchildren: David (Neala), Michael (Tina), Rodney, Charlotte (fiancée Pat), Nicholas, Rebecca, Julia (Coady), Derrick Jr., Lexley, Ben, and Dallas; great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews in the Smith and Fry families. The Smith family would like to extend a special thank you to the medical staff at St. Clare's Hospital. At Olive's request cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made in Olive's memory to the NL Heart and Stroke Foundation. Please visit www.barretts.ca to sign the on line memorial guest book.
Gone From My Sight by Henry Van Dyke
I am standing upon the seashore. A ship, at my side,spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and startsfor the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speckof white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.
Then, someone at my side says, "There, she is gone."Gone where?Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast,hull and spar as she was when she left my side.And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.
Her diminished size is in me -- not in her.And, just at the moment when someone says, "There, she is gone," there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voicesready to take up the glad shout, "Here she comes!"And that is dying...

SULLIVAN, Terrence Gerald Michael- (October 2, 1938 - December 5, 2016)- Terrence Sullivan BA, BVocEd, MEd, Power Engineer 1st Class Terrence (Terry) Gerald Michael Sullivan passed peacefully away December 5, 2016 at the Health Sciences Centre.A retired instructor of power engineering at CONA St. John's and long-time volunteer with Mary Queen of Peace Parish, and The Gathering Place. Predeceased by his parents, Jeremiah and Annie of Grand Falls-Windsor. Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 46 years, Bridget (nee Tracey), son Jerry, daughter Suzanne, son-in-law Tom, grandson Thomas, and Cheryl Durham of NS. Also leaving to mourn his brothers Reginald, David (Rita), Jeremiah (Susan) of Grand Falls-Windsor, and extended family and friends. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road on Wednesday, December 7 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. and on Thursday, December 8 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Funeral Mass to take place from St. Paul's Church on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.A request, to everyone able, to donate blood at the Canadian Red Cross in Terry's memory to support all those needing this life-giving gift. Flowers gratefully accepted.

VATERS, Perry - (November 27, 1959 - December 4, 2016) - Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre on Sunday, December 4, 2016. Perry Calvin Vaters, aged 57 years of Pouch Cove was predeceased by his parents, Gordon and Jessie Vaters; brothers, Eugene and Harris; sister-in-law, Louise and brother-in-law, Douglas Barfoot. Leaving to mourn, his fiancé, Gilda Kelly; daughter, Shannon (Andrew); grandson Andrew Jonathan James Rodgers "AJ"; son Kurt and their mom, Sharon; sister, Phyllis Barfoot; brothers, Irvin (Ruby), Lindbergh (Loretta) and Lionel (Rosemary) as well as his nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, Torbay. Visitation on Tuesday from 2-9pm and Wednesday from 10am-9pm. Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 2:30pm from Memorial United Church, Pouch Cove. With cremation to follow. Inurnment will take place at another time. Donations in Perry's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of one's choice.             "Forever Loved and Remembered."

THISTLE, Doris Ruby - The family of Doris Thistle (nee Moore) wishes to celebrate the life of our mother (-in-law), grandmother, great-grand mother, aunt, sister (-in-law) and friend. (October 25, 1931 - December 25, 2016). Leaving behind with many memories are children; James (Ottawa), Linda and Len Thistle-Beecroft (Whitehorse) and their family, Michelle and Robert Murdoch (St. John's), Jeffery and Flo (Whitehorse/Switzerland), and Deborah and Charles Randell (Logy Bay), and their families. Mom's beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Suzanne, Greg and Josi Blackjack (Whitehorse), Jon, Jan and Max Colpitts (Toronto) and Mike Murdoch (St. John's); brother, Robert and Sandy (Ontario), sister Lillian and Herbert Calker, sister-in-law Dolly Thistle, nieces and nephews and lifelong friends Elizabeth and David Thistle. Predeceased by husband James, Mother and Father, Gertrude and Theodore Moore, and many within the Moore and Thistle families including sisters Ruth, Elizabeth, Grace, and brother Ted and brother-in-law Edgar.The family is forever thankful to the staff of 7 East, St. Clare's Hospital and to staff at Chancellor Park who provided to Mom care and comfort during her final months and days. Visitation will be held at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue on Friday, January 6, 2017 from 7-9pm. Funeral service to be held from St. Mark's Anglican Church, Logy Bay Road on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Flowers provided by the family. Mom had requested anyone wishing to make a donation in her honour to please consider St. Mark's Church. The family hope friends may join us at St. Mark's for coffee and stories following the service. Please visit www.barretts.ca to sign the online memorial guest book.

WHITE, Randell Lawrence - (January 29, 1952 - December 8, 2016)- Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Center surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness, Randell White, age 64 years. Predeceased by his parents Patrick & Madeline, sister Madonna Dodd and brother-in-law Michael Barrington. Leaving to mourn his children Jason, Kayla (Nick), Ryan (Megan) and Kerilynn (Ryan) and his precious grandson and "little buddy" Carter; sisters Kathleen and Marion (Gerald Codner), brother-in-law Jim Dodd, also a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Special friends Dougie, Michael, Mel, Bobby, Paddy and Jimmy. Cremation has already taken place. Visitation will be at Cauls Funeral Home, Torbay on Sunday, December 11th from 12 pm - 9 pm. Mass of Christian burial will take place on Monday, December 12th at 10 am at Holy Trinity Church, Torbay. Inurnment to follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery. Flowers will be gratefully accepted or a donation may be made in his memory to a charity of one's choice. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of 4 North A, Health Sciences Center for their loving and kind care.

WILLIAMS, Mona- (November 23, 1937 - December 29, 2016) - Passed peacefully away on Thursday December 29, 2016 at the L.A. Miller Centre, Mona Williams, age 79 years. Predeceased by her husband Ches Williams; parents Alice and James Adams; brothers Gordon (Lora), Alex (Anne), Dennis (Evangeline) and James (Bev); sisters Zita (Richard), Helen (Tom). Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories is her special nephew James (Gerri); special nieces Anne (Robert) and Theresa as well as numerous, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  At Mona's request, cremation has taken place.  Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road on Tuesday, January 3 from 7 P.m. - 9 p.m. Funeral Service to take place from Caul's Chapel on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. inurnment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Mona's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society.

 

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