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The Telegram Obituaries
July 2001

 

 

ARNOTT, Lillian (nee Tilley) - Passed peacefully away in the presence of her family on Thursday, July 5, 2001, at her home in Kelligrews, Lillian Arnott, age 80 years. Predeceased by her husband Bert, 1979, daughter Lorraine Coates, 1994, son Terry, 2000, granddaughter April Arnott, 2000. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories daughter Madonna Andrews (Murray), sons: Clayton, Herbert (Jackie), David, Donald (Beverly) and Douglas; fourteen grandchildren: Donnie, Rodney and Sherry Lynn, Terry, Shane and Wanda Lee, Herbie and Robbie, Mark, Meghan and Melissa, Nicole and Christopher. Sisters: Rita Blundon and Alice McKinnon. Also leaving to mourn special friend Murry Tilley and special life long friend Dora Tilley. Resting at the James J. Hickey Memorial Funeral Home, Kelligrews. Visitation on Saturday, 10-12, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, 10-12 Noon. Funeral will take place on Sunday, July 8 at 2:00 p.m. at All Saint's Church, Foxtrap. Interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Church Road, Foxtrap. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of one's choice.
Her spirit lives on and always will Times she laughed, gave advice or just listened, echo in the memories of those whose lives she touched. Her life, her love, will never be gone for in her children she will live on.
July 07, 2001
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BATTEN, Emma (nee Atkins) - Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Center on July 6, 2001, in her 92nd year. Predeceased by loving husband Nathaniel. Loving mother of four daughters: Doris Pepin (Ron), Toronto, Laura, Toronto, Evelyn Skanes (Alfred) Cambridge, Ont., Elsie Frost, Toronto; two sons: Douglas (Lorraine), Glenwood, Walter, St. John's. Three sisters: Clara Clarke, Bell Island, Evelyn Rendell, Foxtrap, Winnie Neary (Gerald), St. John's; one brother William Atkins, Ont.; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Special friends Ned and Carrie Nash and family, as well as many other relatives and friends. Resting at Pendergast Funeral Home. Funeral Services on Monday, July 9, 2001 at 2 p.m. in St. Cyprian Church. Interment to follow in St. Boniface Cemetery, Bell Island.
July 08, 2001**

BENNETT, Stephen Henry - At the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Sunday, July 22, 2001, in his 86th year. He was born in Bell Island, Newfoundland in 1915 and moved to Galt 58 years ago. Stephen is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Catherine, and is the beloved father of Doreen, husband Ewart Wheeler, Stephen, wife Gabriele Bennett, both of Cambridge, and Patrick, wife Susan Bennett, Brantford. Cherished Poppy to Gregory and Sandy Wheeler, Geoff and Laura Wheeler, Rebecca Bennett and Jim Butler, Vanessa and Manny Farias, Michael Bennett and Pam Finck, Chris and Sonia Bennett, and Shannon Bennett. Beloved great-grandfather to Samantha and Crystal Wheeler, Scott and Kaily Wheeler, Matthew and Hayden Farias. Survived by his sisters: Mary, Cambridge and Jean, husband Fred Butler, Campbell River, B.C. Predeceased by his parents Abraham and Maude Bennett; sister Virtue; and brothers: Oliver, John and William. Friends will be received at Coutts & Son Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrew's St., Cambridge on Monday, July 23, 2001 from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, July 24 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. followed by cremation. Donations may be made to Trinity Anglican Church or the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation and would be appreciated by the family.
July 23, 2001**

Bidgood, Ambrose, F.
Passed peacefully away, after a courageous battle with cancer, at the Health Sciences Complex, Saturday, July 7, 2001 in the presence of his loving family, Ambrose Bidgood of Petty Harbour, aged 69 years. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Lucy Bidgood. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife and trouting buddy of 45 years, Mary (Walsh); sons; Jerry (Maxine), Dean (Paula), Ronnie (Gail); daughters; Suzanne Chafe (Kevin), Marie (fiancée Bruce May), Ramona Clements (Robert), Colleen Knight (Stephen); special grandson Jerome Bidgood; loving grandchildren; Adam, Nicole, Christopher, Michael, Natasha, Brandon, Johnathan, Justin, Amber, Joshua, Lindsay, and Samantha. Also leaving three brothers; John (Eileen), Luke (Stella), Bill (Kay); four sisters; Theresa Dinn (Doug), Annie Chafe (Robert), Gertrude Walsh (Jack), Betty Doyle (Jim); brothers-in-law; Jack Walsh (Gertrude), Ron Walsh (Kay) and Jim Walsh; sister-in-law Len Birmingham (Lew); also a large number of relatives and friends. And life-long friends Larry Chafe, Mike Hearn and Jerry Doyle. Resting at Caul’s Funeral Home, 84 LeMarchant Road, St. John’s. Visitation Monday and Tuesday 10 am – 10 pm.. Funeral Mass at 10:30 am on Wednesday to St. Joseph’s Church, Petty Harbour. Interment at Petty Harbour. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Clinic.

Boland, Margaret (nee Mallard)
Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Center on July 31, 2001, in her 75th year. Beloved wife of the late Cyril. Predeceased by 6 children and 1 grandchild. Leaving to mourn daughtes; Margaret (Jim) Antle, Esther (Cyril) Martin, Linda (Norm) Hiscock, Christina (Gerard) Brake; sons; Cyril Jr. (Bud) (Virginia), Hugh (Rhonda), JIm (Kay), Tom (Cheryl), Shawn (Patti), Darron, Bernard (Anne Marie); 31 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; her sisters; Emily Gosse and Marie Morgan; her brothers; Tom (Helen), Kevin (Catherine), Bill (Sharon); and also a large circle of relatives and friends, especially Alice Druken. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home. Visitation Tuesday 7-10 pm, Wednesday 10 am - 10 pm.. Funeral Mass on Thursday, August 2, 2001 at 9:30 am from Mary Queen of Peace Church. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Flowers welcome.

BROWN, William (Bill) Crocker, B. Eng. - (McGill) 1941 (Born St. John's, Newfoundland). Suddenly at home in Ottawa, Ontario on July 25, 2001, aged 82 years. Beloved husband of the late Cherry (Maunder) Brown and loving father of Allan (Kathy) of Toronto, Carol (John Stairs) of Oakville, Don (Lorraine) of Ottawa and Ross (Toni) of Kanata. Devoted grandfather of Matthew, Christopher, Lisa and Emily Stairs; Jeffrey, Jennifer and Andrew Brown; and Victoria and Alexander Tothill-Brown. Survived by brothers Robert (Doris) of St. Catharine's and Donald of Toronto, and sister Marion (Wilf Moore) of St. Catharine's. Predeceased by his sister Margaret (Pushie) of St. John's. Lovingly remembered by many relatives in Newfoundland, Ontario and the United States. While still an Engineering student at Memorial University, Bill designed such diverse items as the drainage systems, hangars and runways for Gander Airport and the first refueling barge for Trans-Atlantic flying boats. Following graduation from McGill, Bill enlisted as a Captain in the Canadian Army Signals and supervised wartime design, production, and installation of badly needed Radar in Canada and overseas. After the war, he continued his pioneering Radar work with the National Research Council (M-50), where he later led expanded research efforts into Infrared and Mammography, as well as early computers and their applications (including computer-aided learning speech analysis, and multi-media integration, especially the original touch-sensitive computer terminal). Bill completed his long and distinguished career at NRC in 1978 but continued to serve on committees in support of computer-assisted learning projects. Visitation will be at Hulse, Playfair, and McGarry Funeral Home, St. Laurent Chapel, 1200 Ogilvie Road, on Sunday, July 29, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service will be held at Rothwell United Church, 42 Sumac Street, Gloucester, on Monday, July 30 at 2 p.m., with interment to follow at Capital Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, In Memoriam donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Memorial University of St. John's, Newfoundland, would be sincerely appreciated.
July 28, 2001**

BUTLER, Rosanna - Passed peacefully away in Ontario on Saturday, June 30, 2001 (formerly of Ireland's Eye), age 89 years. Predeceased by husbands: Thomas Watton, 1967, Frederick Butler, 1988; children: Harold Whitfield Watton, Lawrence Watton and Maurice Watton. Leaving to mourn sons: Oliver Watton (Lillian), Reginald Watton (Angela); daughters: Bessie Ivany (Gerald), Marie Corcoran (Hubert), Nellie Marcoux, Ruby Davidge (Bill); daughter-in-law Frances; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. Resting at the James J. Hickey Memorial Funeral Home, Kelligrews, on Monday and Tuesday 2-4, 7-9:30 p.m. and Wednesday 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Funeral Service in All Saints Church Foxtrap, 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, 2001. Interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Dunne's Hill, Foxtrap.
July 02, 2001**

BUTT, DE FARCY Maurice Andre Panichelly - Died in Santa Rosa, California, June 25, 2001, age 78 years. He is survived by his wife Hazel of 48 years; four children and nine grandsons. Maury was born in Evanston, Illinois in 1923 as Maurice Andre Panichelly. His mother was born in Newfoundland as Marion Harris (other family names were Foote and Chapin). Maury lived in St. John's for a time after his father died, with his mother and her family about 1925 on. They returned to Chicago, Illinois. Maury graduated from New Trier High School in Wilmette, Illinois in 1941 as Maurice Andre Panichelly. The name was changed to de Farcy later (his father's family name). Maury served with the British Special Forces Unit in WW II. He was a classical music radio announcer. He loved reading, photography and target shooting. He had many other hobbies. He is greatly missed. His family would appreciate any contact with his mother's family. 730 Placer Court, Santa Rosa, California 95401-5706.
July 28, 2001**

BUTT, Ethel - Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on Friday, July 27, 2001, Ethel Butt (nee Brien) formerly of Carbonear, aged 73 years. Predeceased by her husband Arthur on December 12, 1999 and most recently by her brother Tom Brien on July 26, 2001. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories son Roger (Patricia) and daughter Cynthia McNeil; beloved grandchildren Melissa and Katelyn Butt, and Matthew and Sean McNeil. Also leaving to mourn her brother Lloyd Brien, sisters Florence Reynolds (William) and Doris Taylor (William); sisters-in-law Mary Brien, Doreen Brien and Jean Pardy; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to take place on Monday, July 30, 2001 at 11 a.m. from Wesley United Church with interment to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in her memory may be made to the Newfoundland Lung Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
July 28, 2001**

DINN, Michelle M. - While vacationing in Toronto, passed peacefully away at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children on Saturday, July 7, 2001, after a courageous battle with cancer, Michelle Margaret Dinn of Paradise, aged 15 years. Predeceased by her grandfather John Dinn. Beloved daughter of Gary and Margaret; cherished sister of Christopher and Matthew and close friend to Stephanie Courage. Also leaving to mourn are her grandparents: Tom and Ethel Pitt and Joan (Dinn) and Ed Jamieson; also many aunts, uncles, cousins and a large number of other relatives and special friends. At Michelle's request, cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Tuesday and Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service to celebrate Michelle's life will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. from Paradise Elementary School. As expressions of sympathy, donations in Michelle's memory may be made to the Candlelighter's Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (Children's Cancer Support).
July 10, 2001**

DRAKE, William Pius - Passed away in the presence of his family at the Palliative Care Unit of St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on Monday, July 16, 2001, William Pius Drake, in his 66th year. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories Eileen Hodder, St. Lawrence; David and wife Lydia, Chamberlains; Patrick and wife Madeline, St. Lawrence; Thomas and wife Bibianna, St. Lawrence; Michael, St. Lawrence and a large number of nieces and nephews, and a very special niece and nephew Mabel and Douglas MacPherson with whom he shared his life. Resting at the James J. Hickey Memorial Funeral Home, Kelligrews. Visitation on Tuesday 10 to 12 noon, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A special service to remember William will be held on Wednesday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas of Villa Nova Church, Manuels. Interment following at the R.C. Cemetery, Topsail. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital.
July 17, 2001**

DROVER, Gordon - Passed peacefully away at Dr. Walter Templeman Hospital, Bell Island, on July 28, 2001, age 74 years. Leaving to mourn six sons: Patrick, Gerald, Harold, Paul, Walter, Jason; three daughters: Patricia, Gertrude, Kimberly; one brother; one sister; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; as well as many other relatives and friends. Resting at Pendergast's Funeral Home. Funeral Services to be conducted by the Salvation Army on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 11 a.m. Interment in Salvation Army Cemetery, Bell Island.
July 31, 2001**

Evoy, Mary (nee Dillon)
Passed peacefully away at St. Patrick's Mercy Home on Monday, July 9, 2001, Mary Evoy of St. John's, in her 75th year. Predeceased by her husband Jack (June 20, 1990) and brother Dan, 2001. Leaving to mourn three sons; Mike (Phyllis), John (Frances), Tony, residing in Toronto; one daughter Gwen (Angus) George; one sister Kay Blundon; brothers; Mike, Toronto, Frank (Mary), Joseph; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; also a large circle of relatives and friends. Very special thanks to the staff ot St. Patrick's Mercy Home, 4th Floor, for their very excellent care and compassion, given over the last year. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road. Visitation Monday 7-9 pm and Tuesday 10 am - 10 pm.. Funeral Mass on Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 9:30 am from St. Teresa's Church. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

FAHEY, Shirley Edna - Passed peacefully away, surrounded by her family and friends, at Souris Hospital, Tuesday, July 24th, 2001, Shirley Edna Fahey, in her 52nd year, of Souris and formerly of Bellevue, NF. Beloved wife of the late Patrick Fahey. Leaving to mourn six sons and two daughters: Philip (Tanya), Fortune, Edward (Karen), St. John's, NF, Dominic (Gladys), Patrick, Michael, Christopher, Sarah (Ashley), who all reside in Souris, PE, Elaine (Gary), Bellevue, NF. Survived by mother Phoebe Temple, Long Cove, NF; also a special friend Hilbert Enslow of Souris, PE; three sisters: Ellen and Anne (Thomas) of Bellevue, NF, Evelyn (Winston), Norman's Cove, NF; six brothers: Frank, Ottawa, Gerald (Wendy), Montreal, Felix (Cheryl), Bradford, ON, Ed (Karen), Petty Harbour, NF, Tom (Doreen) and Michael (Gloria), Bellevue, NF. Also leaving to mourn eight grandchildren, a large circle of nieces, nephews and many friends. Resting at the Dingwell Funeral Home, Souris. Funeral to be held Friday morning at St. Mary's Church, Souris.
July 27, 2001**

FOWLER, Josephine - Passed peacefully away at the Dr. Walter Templeman Hospital, Bell Island, on July 5, 2001, in her 98th year. Predeceased by husband Daniel (1983), son Gerald (1993), daughter Teresa (2001). Leaving to mourn four daughters: Mary O'Brien, St. John's, Margaret Strugnell, Paradise, Madeline Shea (Patrick), Bell Island, Lucy Canakos (Nick), Toronto; four sons; Bernard (Bernadette), Bell Island, John (Mary), Cambridge, Ont., Richard (Evelyn), Bell Island, Dan (Barbara), Toronto; two sisters: Ester Linquest and Rita Hamilton at Grand Falls-Windsor; two brothers: Theobald Beson, Grand Falls-Windsor, Jim, Florida; special grandson Gerald Fowler and wife Lorraine, Bell Island; special granddaughter Helen Strugnell, husband George, Portugal Cove; good friend and neighbour Fred Spencer; care workers Diane McCarthy and Linda Carroll, as well as many other grandchildren, great grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Resting at Pendergast's Funeral Home, funeral mass on Monday, July 9, 2001 at 11 a.m. in St. Michael's Church. Interment in Roman Catholic Cemetery, Bell Island.
July 07, 2001**

FRENCH, Adrian Charles James - Died suddenly in Miramachi City West (Newcastle) NB three days before his 56th birthday, formerly of Bell Island, Nfld. Left to celebrate his life are his wife Trenda (Dutcher), Miramachi City, daughter Tena (Gerald) Mayo, Halifax, N.S.; brothers: Harry (Florence), Portugal Cove, Neville (Joan), Miramachi City; Gordon, St. John's; sisters: Marie (Cecil) Crane and Helen (Bruce), Broomfield, Cambridge, Ont. and Tena (Bob) Brown, Pasadena, Nfld., Eleanor (Boyd) Brown, Gander, Hazel (Bill) Goffe, Carbonear and Margaret, Bell Island. Father-in-law Arnold Dutcher, Miramachi City and other relatives and friends. Predeceased by parents Jack and Gertrude French and mother-in-law Vera. Cremation was his wish. Private interment.
July 14, 2001**

FRENCH, Raymond Walter - Passed peacefully away at home after a short but courageous battle with Cancer, on Sunday, July 8, 2001, Raymond Walter French. Aged 54 years. Predeceased by his two sons: Gary and Kirk; and father Walter French. Leaving to mourn his friend and companion Cavell; two children: daughter Kim (Kevin); and son David; precious granddaughter Abbey. Also leaving to mourn his mother Clarice; three brothers: Howard (Linda), Douglas (Sharon), and Rick (Philomena); five sisters: Patricia, Gwen (Roy), Eileen (Gordon), Laura (John), and Beverly (Barry); and a large circle of family and friends who loved him dearly. Resting at Barrett's Funeral Home, 1081 Topsail Road, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; and from 10 a.m. - 12 noon Wednesday. Funeral service to be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2001, from Holy Innocents, Anglican Church, Paradise. Interment to follow at the Holy Innocents Cemetery, Paradise. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to a charity of ones choice.
July 09, 2001**

GILL, Samuel - Passed peacefully away in his 85th year at St. Clare's Hospital on July 27, 2001, Samuel Gill of St. Luke's Home, St. John's. He was born on Pinchard's Island, Bonavista Bay on February 16, 1916. Seventh son of the late James and Emily Gill. Predeceased by his six brothers and one sister. Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 60 years, Rebecca (nee Boland); four daughters, Annie Dale (Wilson), Daphne Gill, Sharon Blandford (Glenn) and Jody Davis (Troy); eight grandchildren, Clarke, Dana (Chris Holden), Nicholas, Christian, Sara, Garrett, Taylor and Jesse; three great-grandchildren, Zachary, Mackenzie and Emma; sisters-in-law, Beryl Gill, Celie Gill, Myrtle Gill, Annie (Capt. Donald Winsor), Alma Tulk, Beryl (Clarence Barefoot) and Sophie Boland; a large circle of other nieces, nephews, family and friends as well as a wealth of precious memories. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to take place on Monday, July 30, 2001 at 2 p.m. from St. Thomas Anglican Church with interment to follow in the Anglican Cemetery, Forest Road. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to St. Luke's Anglican Home.
"In memory I go back to Pinchard's Island, that little place I always will adore. I hear the boats a chugging in the morning, and watch the caplin roll in on the shore. Still, if God would grant to me a second Heaven, one favour I would ask Him that's for sure, to make me a boy again on Pinchard's Island, with all the folks I knew in days of yore. Full well I know this can never happen, we never can turn back the page of time. So in memory this old heart will always wander, back to that Island Home that once was mine."
Excerpt from Memories of My Island Home by Samuel Gill
July 28, 2001
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GOOBIE, MACFARLANE - BOWERING, Cpl. Brenda Anne- Cpl. Brenda MacFarlane-Bowering, 46, Paradise, Newfoundland, passed away peacefully on July 1, 2001 at Williams Point, Antigonish County, Nova Scotia. Born in Antigonish, she was the daughter of Kathleen and the late Francis MacFarlane. Brenda was a twenty-five year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Her most recent posting was in St. John's, Newfoundland following many postings in the province of Newfoundland. Brenda was the first female member to be in command of a detachment in Newfoundland/Labrador. She was an active member of her faith community, Holy Family Parish, Paradise, Newfoundland. She was an active volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society. Besides her mother, she is survived by her loving husband, Donald Bowering, Paradise, Newfoundland and step-children: Renee, Ginette and Brad, all of Moncton, NB. She will also be missed by father-in-law Heber Bowering Sr.; sister-in-law Daphne (Lorne) Woodridge; brother-in-law Heber Bowering Jr. She is survived by sisters: Janie (Bill) Teasdale, Williams Point, Bernice MacFarlane and Peggie (Joe) MacLean, Dartmouth, Lynn MacFarlane (Bob Wakefield), Ottawa, Beverly (Vince) Novak, Livingstone's Cove; brothers: Joe (Dianne) and William (Ann), Williams Point, John A. (Roma), Dartmouth and Ron (Claudia), Bedford. She also will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Visitation 2-4, 7-10 p.m. Tuesday; 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, at the MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish, NS. Funeral 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at St. Ninian's Cathedral, Antigonish, Rev. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial in St. Ninian's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Antigonish Senior Care Van, L'Arche Antigonish or the Canadian Cancer Society.
July 03, 2001**

GREEN, Dr. Cloid - Passed away July 18, 2001, age 80, after a lengthy illness in Bradenton, Florida. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, his wife Peg and six children: Patty, Kathy (Bob Leech), Janet (Ray McFadden), John (Beth), Karl (Lynn) and Mary (Kip Orcutt); fifteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He leaves behind many treasured friends in St. John's and colleagues at Memorial University of Newfoundland Medical School. A Memorial Service will be held in Bradenton, Florida on September 16, 2001.
July 27, 2001

GRIFFIN, Bridget - Passed peacefully away at her home in Colliers, July 9, 2001, Bridget Griffin, age 57 years. Predeceased by her mother and father, Anna and James McGrath. Leaving to mourn her husband James; her sisters: Margaret (Chuck), Shirley, Aggie (Rich), Edwina (Maurice); brothers: Ronald (Geraldine) and Patrick; nieces: Roxanne, Dawn Marie, Jackie and Vickie; nephews: Patrick, Sandy, Kenny, Gary and Barry and a circle of other relatives and friends. Resting at Conway's Funeral Home, Conception Harbour. Funeral Mass Friday, July 13th at 1:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Colliers. Interment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery.
Remembered in love
July 11, 2001
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HEPDITCH, Felix - Passed away at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto on Thursday, July 26th, 2001 Felix Hepditch, 55, formerly of Clattice Harbour, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, following a short illness. Predeceased by sister Mildred Benteau, 1978; mother Lucy (Connors), 1986; and father Ted, 1999. He will be missed by nine brothers and sisters: Marian (Ken Littlepage), Dartmouth, NS, Fergus, Vancouver, Phyllis, Toronto, Jim, Southern Harbour, Placentia Bay, Yvonne (Jim Cahill), St. John's, Bride (Francis Fennell), Redcliff, Bonavista Bay, Geraldine, Vancouver, Evelyn, Southern Harbour and Eugene, Hay River, NWT; fiancee Gail Evans, her son Michael and her family, St. John's; stepmother Lucy (Hickey), Southern Harbour; brother-in-law Mike Benteau, Halifax; nieces and nephews: Sean and Leah Littlepage, Susan and Andy Cahill and Amanda and Melissa Smith; and many relatives and friends in Toronto and Newfoundland. Transportation from Toronto and funeral arrangements entrusted to Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road, St. John's. Visitation time will be announced. Following a private family service, interment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Topsail Road. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
July 27, 2001**

HIBBS, Cecil Leonard - Passed peacefully away at the Dr. Walter Templeman Hospital, Bell Island, on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2001. Age 82 years. Predeceased by his wife Annie, 1989; son Eric, 1993. Leaving to mourn five daughters: Rachael, St. John's, Linda Spencer (Ralph), Bell Island, Joan, St. John's, Gloria Carbage (Patrick), Bell Island, Diane, St. John's; nine sons: Cecil, James (Judy), Donald (Eileen), Walter, Robert and Lorne, all at Bell Island, Wayne (Pauline), St. John's, Clyde (Mae), George (Grace), both at Ontario; daughter-in-law Marie Hibbs, St. John's; three brothers, three sisters; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Resting at Pendergast's Funeral Home. Funeral Service on Thursday, July 5th, 2001 at 2 p.m. in St. Cyprian's Church. Interment in St. Boniface Cemetery, Bell Island.
July 04, 2001**

LAMOTHE, Josephine (nee Yetman) - Passed peacefully away at Northern Lights Hospital, Ft. McMurray, Alberta on Wednesday, July 25, 2001, after a valiant eleven month battle with cancer, age 45 years. Josie was predeceased by her parents Leo and Imelda Yetman and her brothers Matthew and Leo Jr. of St. Mary's. Left broken-hearted to mourn with cherished memories of a wonderful, loving and generous woman are: loving husband Yves, precious son Steven (age 7 years); brothers Hugh (Elizabeth), St. Mary's, Edmund (Hilda), Trepassey, Karl, Edmonton, and special brother Edgar (Caregivers Greg and Joanne Taylor) St. John's; sisters Annette (Keith) Mooney, Ferryland, and Anastasia (Gus) Pike, Goose Bay; father-in-law Lionel (Lise) Lamothe and brother-in-law Sylvan of Quebec and sister-in-law Josée Lamothe, Ottawa; seven nieces, four nephews and numerous relatives and friends in Newfoundland and Alberta. Josie will be especially missed by her devoted and ever vigilant friends Brenda Clarke, Sherry Lowdon and very special cousin Aubrey Yetman in Ft. McMurray. Resting at Robert Anderson's Funeral Home, Ft. McMurray. Funeral services from St. John's Church. Cremation to follow.
Free at last from pain and safe in God's arms.
July 28, 2001**

McCARTHY, M. Hilda - Passed peacefully away at Woodford's Golden Care Home on Sunday, July 22nd, 2001 M. Hilda McCarthy, formerly of St. Jacks, Fortune Bay. Age 87 years. Predeceased by her husband Denis, 1984; sisters: Florence, Rita and Lillian; brothers: Joseph and William. Leaving to mourn son John and wife Mary; grandchildren: Denise and Pam; special friends: Josephine and Philip Woodford, Paul, Diane and Candice Woodford; caregivers: Blanche, Marion, Maureen, Alice, Annie Mae and Patsy; also a large circle of relatives and friends. Resting at Hickey's Funeral Home, Holyrood. Visiting hours on Monday 7-10 p.m.; Tuesday 10-12 noon, 2-4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Funeral notice later.
July 23, 2001**

MORGAN, Phoebe - Passed peacefully away at her home in Seal Cove, on Wednesday, July 25, 2001, Phoebe Morgan, aged 90 years. Predeceased by her husband Arch, 1988, son Eugene, 1981, grandson Wade, 1963, daughter-in-law Pearl, 1994. Leaving to mourn two sons: Reg (Marjorie); Lewis (Rachael); one daughter Eileen, with whom she resided; daughter-in-law Evelyn; seventeen grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; one niece Irene Fowler, Port de Grave; sister-in-law Reta Hill; brother-in-law Joseph Morgan; special friends Frank, Shirley and Lamont Jones and Olive Paul; also many other relatives and friends. Resting at the James J. Hickey Memorial Funeral Home, Kelligrews. Visitation on Thursday and Friday, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9:30 p.m. Funeral to take place on Saturday, July 28, 2001 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Church, Upper Gullies. Interment at Anglican Cemetery, Upper Gullies.
July 26, 2001**

PARSONS, Muriel - Passed suddenly away at Dr. Walter Templeman Hospital, Bell Island, on July 24, 2001, age 69 years. Predeceased by husband Alex (1996). Left to mourn with loving memories, two sons: Terry (Jackie), Bell Island, Wade (Roseanne), Portugal Cove; special nieces: Esther Harvey, Rosalind Clarke; as well as many other relatives and friends. Resting at Pendergast's Funeral Home. Funeral Services on Thursday, July 26, 2001, at 2 p.m. in St. Mary's Church, Lance Cove, Bell Island. Cremation to follow.
July 25, 2001**

PORTER, Cyril (Sid) - Passed peacefully away at St. Clares Mercy Hospital, after a lengthy illness, on July 12th, 2001 (3 days short of his 82nd birthday). Predeceased by sons: Cyril Jr., Donald and baby Gerard; brothers: Wilfred, George and Edgar. Leaving to mourn wife of 59 years, Gladys and children: Mary (Woodrow) Reid, Cora (Winston) Dodge, Rose (David) Ivany, Lily (Pleman) Higdon, Mona (Rodger) Caines, Jerry (Kathy) Porter, Bob (Artlette) Porter, Ken (Trudy) Porter. Also remembered and loved by 22 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; other family members include brothers: Stan (Mae), Fred (Elaine) and sisters: Alma Kennedy and Major Lily Norman; sister-in-law Dorothy Easton; as well as a large number of nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends. Resting at the James J. Hickey Memorial Funeral Home, Kelligrews. Visiting hours: Friday 2 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Funeral Notice later. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, CBS Corps, or the Childrens Wish Foundation.
July 13, 2001**

ROACH, Marilyn Elizabeth - Passed peacefully away in the presence of her family on July 13, 2001. Predeceased by her father Philip M. Roach in 1962. Leaving to mourn, her mother and best friend, Elizabeth Roach; sisters, Diane Fitzgerald (Paul), Barbara Manning (Jerry), Janet; brothers, Gary (Carolyn), Phil (Frances); special nephew Paul; nephew Ryan; nieces, Leanne, Colleen, Erin, Hayley. Cremation has taken place at Marilyn's request at Caul's Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 10 a.m. from Mary Queen of the World Church, Topsail Road. Inurnment to follow at Belvedere Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre.
July 15, 2001**

RYAN, Melvin - Passed away July 14, 2001 in BC, age 54, Melvin Ryan of Bell Island. Leaving to mourn his daughter Tammy; 2 brothers: Mike and Bren; 4 sisters: Agnes, Mary (Ontario), Marg, Joan. To be buried on Bell Island.
July 18, 2001**

SHEA, Reverend Edward Michael - Passed very peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on Friday, July 20th, 2001, Rev. Edward Michael Shea in his 86th year of Holyrood. Fr. Ed's first parish was in St. Brendan's, he moved to Bay de Verde, and from there to Holyrood where he retired. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Elizabeth (Hickey) Shea, and by his sisters: Masie, Ella and Sr. Helen Shea, and recently his sister Mildred Hearn of Brigus. Left with fond memories are his dedicated housekeeper for 48 years, Betty Noonan, formerly of Bay de Verde, now retired in Holyrood; his nephews: Jim (Linda) Hearn, St. John's, Joseph (Wanda) Hearn of Stephenville, Edward (Grace Ann) Hearn of Labrador City; his niece, Mary Hearn Hendela of Ottawa; his grand-nieces and grand-nephews: Malaka and Tara Hendela, James and Matthew Hearn, Mikhaela and Natika Hearn, Taryn and John Hearn; also a circle of other relatives and many special friends. Resting at Dunphy's Funeral Home, Holyrood. Visitation on Saturday from 2-5 p.m. and from 7-10 p.m. and on Sunday from 2-6 p.m.; then Fr. Shea will be transferred to Holy Cross Church, Holyrood for Evening Prayer and Vigil at 8 p.m. There will be visitation on Monday from 9-12 noon at Holy Cross Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, July 23, 2001 at 2 p.m. from Holy Cross Church. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Holyrood. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Holy Cross Memorial /Restoration Fund, c/o Holy Cross Church, Holyrood, NF, A0A 2R0.
July 21, 2001**

SMITH, Edward Walter - Passed suddenly away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on Wednesday, July 25, 2001, Edward Walter Smith (retired Captain of St. John's Fire Department) of Manuels, aged 63 years. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Violet Smith. Leaving to mourn son Kenneth (Paulette); daughter Glenys, Ottawa; grandchildren Stephanie and Nicholas; brothers William, Nova Scotia; Herbert (Helen), Manuels; sister Violet Smith (Harry), Ontario; special friend Rex, as well as other relatives and friends. Resting at The James J. Hickey Memorial Funeral Home, Kelligrews. Visitation on Thursday, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9:30 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. - 12 Noon. Funeral to take place on Friday, July 27, 2001 at 2 p.m. at All Saints Church, Foxtrap. Interment at The Anglican Cemetery, Dunn's Hill, Foxtrap.
July 26, 2001**

STARKES, Arthur Stanley - Passed peacefully away in the presence of his loving family, Arthur Stanley Starkes, formerly of Nipper's Harbour, aged 84 years, at the Caribou Veterans Pavilion which was his home for the past month. A Royal Navy World War II Veteran and Honorary Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 1, Arthur is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 45 years, Blanche (nee Chafe). Also leaving to mourn his children: Ruby (Lloyd Williams), Paradise, Lucy (Eric Adams), Fredericton, Adrian Heffernan (Carole), Chamberlains and Shirley (David Smith), Ottawa; grandchildren: Nicholas Williams, John Heffernan (Gordina), Anne Heffernan (Philip Wong), Edmonton, Terry Smith (Leslie), California, Dale Smith, Toronto, Patricia (Danny Lavaigne), Stephen Adams (Lisa) and Jeff Adams, Fredericton; six great-grandchildren; sister Olive Young, Twillingate; brother Moody (Olive), Springdale; and sister-in-law Liane Frey, Regina. Resting at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue, from 2-4 and 7-10 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday and from 10 a.m. - 12 noon on Thursday. Funeral Service 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2001 from Wesley United Church. Interment to follow in the Field of Honor, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity near and dear to his heart, the Poppy Trust Fund, or to the H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Clinic.
"Memories are like threads of gold, they never tarnish or grow old. And when old times we do recall, that's when we'll miss you most of all."
July 24, 2001
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TILLER, Valda A. - Passed away at home on Tuesday, July 3, 2001, Valda Tiller. Leaving to mourn her beloved husband William (Bill); two daughters: Lesley Smith (Alex), grandchildren: Megan, Kaitlyn and Colin in Corner Brook, and Jennifer Harding (Dan) in Burlingame, California; her loving parents: Gordon and Millicent Winter; her sister Linda Barrett (David); her devoted nurse and friend Judy Cowan and many caring relatives and friends. Visitation will be held at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue, from 7-9 p.m. Thursday; and 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Service to be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2001 from St. Thomas' Anglican Church. As expressions of sympathy, flowers are being gratefully accepted or donations in Valda's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.
July 05, 2001**

WADE, Richard Roland - Passed peacefully away at The Carbonear General Hospital on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 Richard Wade of Marysvale, aged 71 years. Predeceased by his daughter Belinda in 1973. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, his wife of 49 years, Margaret; six sons: David (Denise), Kenneth (Bernadette), Vince (Martha), Roly, Barry (Florence), Leo; three daughters: Geraldine (Jerome), Ann Marie (Derrick) and Margie; 14 grandchildren; sister Helen, step-sisters: Delores and Stella, special step-sister Bernice; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Resting at Broughton's Funeral Home, Brigus. Funeral Mass to take place on Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. from Our Lady of Snow's Church, Marysvale. Cremation to follow. Visitation Hours: Tuesday: 7-10 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
July 18, 2001**

WALSH, Annie (nee Tobin) - Passed peacefully away in the presence of her family at the Carbonear General Hospital on Saturday, June 30th, 2001, Annie Walsh, in her 93rd year, of Salmonier Line. Predeceased by her parents Bridget and Edward Tobin; her husband William Walsh; her son William Walsh; her daughter Theresa; and her special friend and brother-in-law Michael Nolan. Left with fond and loving memories are her son Michael (Florence) Walsh, Carbonear; one daughter-in-law Helen Walsh, London, Ontario; her four grandsons, three granddaughters and ten great-grandchildren; also a circle of other relatives and friends. Resting at Dunphy's Funeral Home, Holyrood. Funeral will take place on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2001 following 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial from Holy Cross Church, Holyrood. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Holyrood. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in her memory may be made to the Holy Cross Memorial/Restoration Fund, c/o Holy Cross Church, Holyrood, A0A 2R0.
"She died as she lived, trusting in God."
July 02, 2001
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WESTCOTT, Margaret (Rita) (nee Doyle) - Died suddenly on Sunday, July 22, 2001, while on vacation in St. John's, Margaret (Rita) Westcott. Predeceased by her husband Luke and son Frank. Leaving to mourn her children: Shirley Barrington, Fran Martin (Pat), Elizabeth Westcott, Lorraine Penney (Ray), Helen Coady (Charlie), Barbara Westrick (Mike), Anna Bingle (Jack), Wallace (Carol), Luke (Joyce), Mary Kinny (Donnie), Joan Brown (Danny), Rhonda Duarte (Rick); her sister Mary Goodridge; sisters-in-law: Catherine Doyle, Amelia Hurrell; brother-in-law Jim Westcott (Mary); daughter-in-law Mary Westcott; special family friend Mary Skinner; 45 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren; and her friends in Maynard, Mass., especially Gertie and Sheila. Memorial Service at Caul's Funeral Home, Chapel, LeMarchant Road, on Wednesday, July 25th at 8 p.m. Burial to take place at St. Brigid's Parish in Maynard, Mass., on Friday, July 27th, 2001.
July 25, 2001**

WHITE, Cluney Martin - Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Center on Wednesday, July 04, 2001, Cluney White of Portugal Cove, formerly of Greenspond, aged 66 years. Predeceased by his mother Jessie White. Leaving to mourn his loving wife June (nee Harding); sons: Wade (Dot) and Don (Donna); daughters: Delsie Denine (Aiden), Debbie Greeley (Doug) and Cheryl Andrews (Bob). Beloved grandchildren: Christina, Amanda and Melissa White, Mark, Cassandra and Bradley White, Christopher Denine, Nicole and Corey Greeley, Sarah and Michelle Andrews. Also leaving to mourn his father E. George White, Whitehorse, Yukon; brother George Jr. (Sandy), Whitehorse, Yukon; sisters: Elsie Hynes (Edward), Ruby Starkes (Fred) and Janie Parsons (Eric), Whitehorse, Yukon; brothers-in-law: Kelvin Harding (Daisy), Douglas Harding, British Columbia; sister-in-law Linda Hennebury (Bob); nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, until 12 noon Friday. Funeral Service to take place on Friday, July 06, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. from the Salvation Army Citadel, Adams Avenue, with interment to follow at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Blackmarsh Road. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in his memory may be made to the Salvation Army Citadel.
July 05, 2001**

Whitten, Elizabeth Anne (Beth)
Died in a tragic fire in Hamilton, Ontario, on July 2, 2001, age 24 years, along with her mother Mary. Leaving to mourn with fond and living memories; her fiance Garland Gibbons; her devoted father James Whitten (Bernice); her loving sister Tonya (Keith); two darling nieces Alyssa and Brittany; a special nephew Tyler. Her two dear grandmothers; Margaret Jackman, Theresa Whitten. Also numberous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She will be missed by all. Resting at Caul[s Funeral Home, 84 LeMarchant Road, on Tuesday, July 10, 2001 from 2-10 pm, Wednesday, July 11, 2001 from 10 am - 10 pm.. Funeral Mass to take place on Thursday, July 12, 2001 from St. Theresa's Church, Mundy Pond Road, at 9:30 am.. Inurnment to follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery.
"SHE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL."

Whitten, Mary J. (nee Purcell)
Died in a tragic fire in Hamilton, Ontario, July 2, 2001, Mary J. Whitten, age 46 years, along with her daughter Elizabeth, age 24 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, her daugher Tonya (Keith); her three beautiful grandchildren; Alyssa, Tyler and Brittany (Bay Bulls). Also her mother Margaret Jackman and her mother-in-law Theresa Whitten; four brothers; Tom (Sandra), John (Cathy), Patrick (Bonnie) Hughie (Dianne); three sisters; Catheine Jacobs (Jeff), Lucy Clarke (Doug), Patricia Wells (Joe). Also her aunt Helen Finn (James) as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, 84 LeMarchant Road on Tuesday, July 10, 2001 from 2- 10 pm, Wednesday, July 11, 2001 from 10 am - 10 pm.. Funeral Mass to take place on Thursday, July 12, 2001 from St. Theresa's Church, Mundy Pond Road, at 9:30 am.. Inurnment to follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery.
"SHE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL."

WILLIAMS, Gerald - Passed away on July 10, 2001 Gerald Williams in his 64th year, at St. John Medical Centre, Washington State, Kelso. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Ann Williams, Conception Hr.; two brothers: Andrew, Nicholas. Leaving to mourn his wife Ella; one sister Betty (Clarence), Conception Hr., 3 brothers: Gordon (Barbara), New Jersey, USA, Thomas, Ontario, Larry, Toronto; 6 nephews and 4 nieces. He had a Military Memorial Service from Colombus Funeral Chapel. Buried at William National Ette Cemetery.
"May he rest in peace."
July 20, 2001
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