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The Telegram Obituaries
February 2017



Butler, Josephine (nee Morey)
Aug 4, 1924-Feb 2, 2017

Passed peacefully away at St. Patrick's Mercy Home on Thursday, February 2, 2017, Josephine Butler (nee Morey), aged 92 years. Predeceased by husband Joe Butler (1993) and five infant sons; Bobby, Randy, Joseph, Paul and Michael. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, her children; Mary (Gerry O'Brien), Joanne (Herb Gorman), John (Judie), Gus (Jill), Karen, Annette and Ted (Roxanne), twelve grandchildren; Michael (Reina), Sean (Stacey), and Robert (Rebecca) O'Brien, Tracy (Scott) and Scott (Michelle) Gorman, Shawna and Brett (Nichole) Butler, Leigh Ann and Lesley Butler, Kayla (Barry), Scott and Kyle (Courtney) and Taylor Butler; ten great-grandchildren: Mitchell, Alexander, Mady, Nolan, Gray, Oliver, Paige, Rylie, Blake and Kaylee; sisters-in-law; Theresa Morey and Patricia Butler (ON); brothers-in-law; James Collins (NJ) and Raymond Butler (Patsy). Remains resting at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road on Saturday, February 4 from 7-9 P.M. and on Sunday, February 5 from 12-9 P..M.. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Rosary Parish in Portugal Cove on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 10 A.M., with cremation to follow. Special thanks to the staff of 3 North. Flowers are gratefully accepted or donations in Josephine's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Society or the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Byrne, Peter William
Passed peacefully away after a courageous battle on February 12, 2017, aged 72 years. Predeceased by his parents Kathleen and Otto Byrne, sister Maureen; mother and father-in-law Enid and Dr. Bernard Maher; and Robert Reid. Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 53 years, Bernadette (nee Maher); children; Chris (Jacqueline), Pamela (Terry) Horwood, and Peter Jr. (Susan); grandchildren; Katie (Riley) and Joshua Horwood and Murray and Lillian Byrne; brothers; Otto (Sharon) and William; sister Joan; brother-in-law Gerry Coughlan; sisters and brothers-in-law in England; too many wonderful friends to mention; as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family near and far. Special thanks to Dr. Kevin Melvin, Dr. Doug Taylor, Dr. Thavanathan and Dr. Greg Rideout; head nurse Pat Vickers and the wonderful staff on 5 East at St. Clare's who treated Peter and our family with the greatest love and respect over the past several months. Thanks also to the Community Health Nurses who provided many years of care. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road. Visitation on Tuesday from 7-9 P.M. and Wednesday from 2-9 P.M.. Funeral Mass to take place on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. from St. Patrick's Church. Cremation to follow. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in Peter's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Crocker, Shirley (nee Gorman)
Dec 13, 1948-Feb 9, 2017

Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on Thursday, February 9, 2017, Shirley Crocker (nee Gorman), age 68 years. Predeceased by husband, Jim Crocker (2000) and common-law partner, George Butterworth (2016). Leaving to mourn her mother Marguerite Gorman; brothers and sisters; Ches (Marg), Barbara (Walter Rose) and Cyril (Penny); nieces and nephews; Tracy, Scott, Sheldon, Krista, Stephanie, Michael, Andrew, Stephanie, Barbara & Bruce. Special thanks to sister-in-law Marg. Butterworth, and staff of ICU St. Clare's. Visitation at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue, on Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 2-4 P.M. and 7-9 P.M.. Funeral service to take place from Barrett's Funeral Chapel on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 11:00 A.M., with interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in Shirley's memory may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association. To view the online memorial guest book or leave a message of condolence, please visit

O'Mara, Jack

Passed peacefully away at home on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, age 84 years. Predeceased by his mother and father Margaret and Peter O'Mara; siblings: Peg. Pete, Mary, Joan, Mad, Bill and Michael. Leaving to mourn with loving memories his wife Marie (nee Keough); sons John (Maggie), Steve (Barb), Paul (Tanya); grandchildren Meaghan, Katie, Kristen, Liam and Sophie; sister Josephine, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 P.M. and 7-9 P.M.. Funeral Service will take place on Monday, February 20, 2017 from Caul's Chapel at 10 A.M. Cremation to follow. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Pittman, Margaret Josephine (nee Denine)
Passed peacefully away at home, surrounded by her family on Monday, February 13, 2017, Margaret Josephine Pittman (nee Denine) at age 94 years, was predeceased by her loving husband, Bill: son Gary, parents Margaret and Patrick Denine; brothers, Paddy, Willie, Aiden, John, Frankie and Leo. Leaving to mourn, her children; Betty Evans (Robert), Diane Pittman (Warren), Patti Pittman (Andrew), Barry Pittman (Cindy), and Tina Gray (Wendell). Margaret also leaves to mourn her sisters; Alice Mayo (Bill-deceased), Catherine Mallard (Kevin), Mary Mercer (Jack), Anne Quinlan (John) and Stella Mercer (Hube), along with her brother Joe Denine (Freda). Also special family members; Mary Janiak (Vince), Jerome Pittman (Maureen), Angela Afonso (Alex-deceased); grandchildren; Tina, Cheryl, David, Pamela, Rob, Tracey, Hayley, Hannah, Maria and Riley; great-grandchildren Matthew, Liam, Margaux, Andrew and Alyssa and one great-great grandchild Quinn. Special thanks to family and friends for their loving care; especially physicians; Dr. Kirit Patel (Sureka) and Dr. Vinod Patel as well as, homecare worker, Stacey Hogan. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, 84 LeMarchant Road on Wednesday from 12 -9 P.M., with cremation to follow and again at her family home, 14 Stead Place, St. John's on Thursday from 2-9 P.M.. Funeral Mass will take place on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 10 A.M. from St. Kevin's Church with inurnment to follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully accepted or donations in Margaret's memory may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation.


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