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The Telegram Obituaries
June 1998

 

 

BADCOCK, Ruth (nee Bartlett) - of Masonic Park, Mount Pearl, NF. Passed peacefully away at the Health Science Centre on June 4th, 1998, aged 87 years. Leaving to mourn her daughter Betty Ann and son-in-law James Streeter of Toronto and two grandchildren, Jane and Paul. One sister Irene Rabbitts in Brigus. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, 1998. Funeral service will be held on Monday, June 8, 1998 at 2 p.m. in the Carnell Memorial Chapel. Interment to follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to Gower Street United Church or a charity of one's choice.
June 07, 1998 **

BUTLER, Jessie (Hollett) - Passed peacefully away at the Palliative Care Unit at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on Sunday, June 7, 1998 Jessie Butler, Holyrood, age 50 years. Predeceased by her father Garfield Hollett, 1984 and brother Chesley Hollett, 1992. Leaving to mourn her loving husband Winston; three daughters: Tina (Brad), Edmonton, Kim (Bill), Edmonton and Jenine at home; two grandchildren: Bradley and Melanie; her mother Alice Hollett; two brothers: Freeman (Sheila), Lambert (Alvina); three sisters: Beatrice Butler (Hubert), Mary Paul (Jerome), Maude Temple (Jack); also other relatives and friends. Resting at the James J. Hickey Memorial Funeral Home, Kelligrews until Noon Wednesday. Funeral to take place on Wednesday, June 10th at 2 p.m. at St. Peter's Church, Upper Gullies. Interment in the Anglican Cemetery, Upper Gullies.
June 10, 1998**

Churchill, Lloyd
Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, in the presence of his loving family, after a lengthy illness, Lloyd Churchill, aged 78 years, member of 166th Royal Artillery Regiment. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories wife Ruth; son Gary; daughters; Lynn and Robin; sisters; Ethel (Bob) Penney, St. John's; Violet (Bud) Parsons, St. John's; Selina (George) Handley, Toronto; Margaret Scott, Truro, NS and other relatives and friends; also, special, devoted pet “Sophie”. At Lloyd's request cremation has taken place. Family will be receiving visitors at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road from 7-9 pm., Wednesday, June 3, 1998. Funeral Service will take place from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Thursday, June 4, 1998 at 9 am., with interment to follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Field of Honor. No flowers by request. Donations in his memory may be made to the Newfoundland Lung Association or the S.P.C.A..

Churchill, Stanley (Stan)
Passed peacefully away on June 14, 1998 at the Palliative Care Unit, St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, in the presence of this loving family, Stanley Churchill, age 69, of Portugal Cove. Leaving to mourn his devoted wife Helen (Nellie); daughter Barbara (Ernie Mercer); and son Freeman (Helena); also four precious grandchildren; Brittany, Ashley, Cody and Nicholas; one sister Evelyn McCarthy; two brothers; Clar (Betty), and Norm (Ella); special sister-in-law Effie Churchill; sisters-in-law; Emma Hammond and Mildred Allen; brother-in-law John Allen (Betty) of Keswick, Ontario and George Allen (June) of Portugal Cove; also a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Resting after 2 pm on Monday, June 15, 1998 at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. Funeral Service will take place Wednesday, June 17, 1998 at 2 pm from Memorial United Church, Portugal Cove, with interment to follow at the United Church Cemetery, Bauline Line. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the Memorial United Church, Portugal Cove.

Cooper, Reverend Joseph N.
Of Main Brook. Passed peacefully away in Main Brook on June 21, 1998, in his 80th year. Predeceased by daughter Kathryn in 1984. Leaving to mourn wife Annie (Heath); sons; Nath (Linda) and Rex (Lillian); brother Thomas (Gladys); grandchildren; Lori, Mark, Kelly and Duke; great-grandchildren; Kaleb and Jenna; and many other close relatives and friends. The Funeral Service took place at 2 pm on June 23rd, 1998 from St. Paul's Anglican Church in Main Brook, officiated by the Reverend Ross Rumbolt, the Most Reverend Stewart Payne, the Reverend Robert Edler, the Reverend Arthur Churchill, the Reverend Canon Glen Small, the Reverend Trudy Sullivan and the Reverend John McGonigle. Organist and soloist was Mrs. Marion Burke. His remains rested at the church with interment following the service, in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, Roddickton, Wilfred Hutchings, Funeral Director.

DAWE, Barbara Florence - of Kelligrews. Passed away peacefully at the Health Sciences Centre on Friday, June 26, 1998, age 50 years. Predeceased by her father Cecil Cluney. Leaving to mourn her loving and devoted husband of 29 years Sidney; two daughters: Judy Dawe and Sarah Jennings (Douglas); one son Harold and one grandson Ashton; also her mother Violet Cluney; two sisters: Bernice Lidstone (Duncan), Janet Rideout (Roger); one brother Nicholas Cluney (Moira); also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Resting at the James J. Hickey Memorial Funeral Home, Kelligrews. Funeral service to take place on Monday, June 29,1998 at 2:30 p.m. in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Middle Bight Road, Kelligrews. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. John's. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Canada.
June 28, 1998 **

DAWE, Graham - Passed peacefully away at his son Ches's residence in Upper Gullies on Saturday, June 6, 1998, age 80 years. Predeceased by wife Lillian in May 1997. Leaving to mourn five sons: Leonard (Rosemary), Chesley (Joan) with whom he resided, Graham Jr. (Cecilia), Clifford (Ilah), Perry (Theresa); three daughters: Jean Hillier (Donald), Marilyn Noseworthy (Randy), Dawn Ring (Pat Jr.); 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sister Marjorie Jefford of Long Pond; and brother Frank (Bertha) of Toronto; and other relatives and friends. Resting at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Ave. on Sunday 2 p.m.-5 p.m. and 7 p.m.-9 p.m., on Monday 2 p.m.-5 p.m. and 7 p.m.-9 p.m. and on Tuesday 10 a.m.-12 noon. Funeral service on Tuesday, June 9 at 2 p.m. from Barrett's Funeral Home with interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
June 08, 1998**

Druken, David
Passed away suddenly on June 6, 1998, at age 76. Predeceased by his wife Ruby, 1996; his parents; Mary and Charles, 1979; brother Thomas, 1973; and granddaughter Victoria Frizzell, 1970. Leaving to mourn five daughters and one son; daughters; Jeanette (Austin) Tizzard, Portugal Cove, Carol Ann (Eugene) Tizzard, Wassis, N.B., Mary (James) Duggan, Cape Broyle, Patricia Frizzell, Peace River, Alberta., Ruby Druken, Portugal Cove; son David Druken, Portugal Cove; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; four sisters; Mary (Chas Ron) Gunson, Stephenville, Alice (Ron) Parrell, St. John's, Genevieve Codner (special friend Tony Rioux), St. John's, Margaret (Cyril) Churchill, Portugal Cove; brother Charles (Elizabeth) Druken, St. John's; brother-in-law Edwin Primroy, Arnold's Cove; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, Torbay. Funeral Mass 11 am Wednesday, June 10, 1998 at Holy Rosary Church, Portugal Cove. Cremation to follow. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in his memory to Holy Rosary Church, Portugal Cove.

Hancock, Robyn
(Aged 19 years)---Left this world on Saturday, June 27th, 1998, having celebrated every day to the fullest, holding her memory forever are her parents Derrick (Dick) and Carla; brother Stefan; sister Erin; grandparents; Katherine and Allan Hancock; grandmother Ruth O'Keefe; great aunt Teresa Meaney; special aunt Marilyn and all her aunts, uncles and cousins. Robyn had many wonderful friends especially Jeff, Melissa, Mike, Burkey, Julie, Jennifer and Susie Hicks. She will be lovingly remembered by Dr. D. Vaze and the staff of 2A Janeway Child Health Care Centre. Robyn will be resting at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm Sunday and Monday. Funeral Service will be held at Gower St. United Church on Tuesday, June 30th, 1998. Flowers gratefully accepted or contributions may be made in her memory to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the Janeway Child Health Centre.
“Always forever and a day.”

HAWCO, Judy Ann - Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre on Monday, June 8, 1998, Judy Ann Hawco of Bell Island, aged 46 years. Predeceased by her parents: Joseph and Ollie Hawco. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, her sisters: Roma Hawco, Wabush, Labrador and Annette Hurley (Martin), Bell Island; brothers: David, Toronto, Gerald (Florence), Bell Island, Brian (Judy), Wabush, Labrador, Lester (Betty), Bell Island, Paul (Donna), Cow Head, George (Colleen), Cambridge, ON and Keith (Marilyn), Bell Island; special nephews and nieces: Brian, David, Martin Jr. and Joe Hurley, Jeanette and Angela Hawco, Staci Hawco, Ian and Candace Hawco, Joey George and Christopher Hawco; other relatives and friends. At Judy Ann's request, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held from St. Michael's Church, Bell Island at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Carnell's Funeral Home.
June 09, 1998**

JEFFORD, Olive - Passed suddenly away at the Health Sciences Centre on Friday, June 5, 1998, Olive Jefford, Long Pond, age 80 years. Predeceased by husband Robert (1981). Left with fond and loving memories, two sons: Boyd (Claire), Robert (Gertie); one daughter Joyce Kennedy (Stewart); seven grandchildren, also nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Resting at the James J. Hickey Memorial Funeral Home, Kelligrews. Visitation on Sunday 10 a.m.-12 noon, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Monday 10 a.m.-12 noon. Funeral to take place on Monday, June 8 at 2 p.m. at All Saints Church, Foxtrap. Interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Dunn's Hill, Foxtrap. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
June 08, 1998**

KELLY, William - Passed away in the presence of his family, with great dignity, after a long, courageous battle with cancer, at the Palliative Care Unit at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, on Tuesday, June 9, 1998, William Kelly of Holyrood, aged 56 years. Predeceased by his father Richard, 1966, his mother Eleen, 1944 and four brothers Joseph, Richard, Paul and Dominic. Leaving to mourn his devoted wife Ann of 36 years; one daughter Kimberly (Dave), Thompson, Ontario; three sons: Bill Jr. (Bertha), Holyrood; Paul (Shelly), Kelligrews and Darren, St. John's; four very special grandchildren: Robyn and Allison, B.J. and Christopher; three sisters Agatha Hawco (special friend Tom Carroll), Lakeview; Mary Gushue (George), Holyrood; Betty Woodford (Bill), Lakeview; one brother Gerald (Mary), St. John's; three sisters-in-law Mary Kelly, Rita Kelly and Theresa Crawley and a number of sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law in Marystown; special niece Helen Hawco (Mike) and a large number of other nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Resting at Hickey's Funeral Home, Holyrood. Funeral Mass to be celebrated at Holy Cross Church on Friday, June 12, 1998 at 11 a.m. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Holyrood.
June 11, 1998**

KENNEDY, John (Jack) - Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on Saturday, June 27, 1998, John (Jack) Kennedy in his 77th year of Woodford's Station, Holyrood. Left with fond memories are his loving wife Rose (nee Dwyer); his daughters: Stella Rose (Lar) Guelph, ON., Rosie Josephine Fleming (Angus), Holyrood; his sons: Wilfred (Margaret), Holyrood, Donald (Donna), Mount Pearl; his seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; his sisters: Genevieve Kent, Power's Guest Home, Holyrood, Ann Dixon, Ontario; his brother Arch, Buchans; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Resting at Dunphy's Funeral Home, Holyrood. Visitation on Sunday from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. and 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. and on Monday from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Funeral will take place on Monday, June 29,1998 following 2 p.m. mass at Holy Cross Church, Holyrood. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Holyrood.
"May his soul rest in peace."
June 28, 1998
**

KENT, Mary Veronica (Rone) - 81, Prospect, formerly of Halifax, died June 9, 1998, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, New Infirmary Site. Born in Bell Island, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Ambrose and Blanche (Churchill) Brown. She worked with the Salvation Army and Even Tide Nursing Home, Cambridge, Ont. for 10 years. Surviving are daughters: Patricia (Pat) (Mrs. Thomas Rose), Prospect, Blanche (Mrs. Maurice Emsley), Point Claire, Que.; brothers: Jack, Frank, Bell Island, Ambrose, Michael, Brantford, Ont.; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband William B.; son Michael in infancy; sisters: Marie, Anastasia (Stacia), Sheila; brothers: Herbert, Frederick, Ronald. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd,. Halifax. Funeral 2:30 p.m. Friday in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Shad Bay, Rev. Leonard Fischer officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations to any charity.
June 11, 1998**

LEWIS, Patrick F. - Passed away suddenly at the Health Science Complex on Thursday June 4, 1998, Patrick F. Lewis of Conception Harbour in his 75th year. Predeceased by son Gerard (1986). Left to morn with fond and loving memories his loving wife Rita; sons: Pat (Doreen), Edward (Donna), Steven (Marion), Robert and step-daughter Genevieve (Bill) Smith; 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; sister Mary Walsh as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. Resting at Conway's Funeral Home, Conception Harbour on Saturday and Sunday. Funeral mass to take place on Monday June 8, 1998 at 10:30 am at St. Anne's Church, Conception Harbour. Interment to follow at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Conception Harbour. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.
June 06, 1998**

Mauger, Amelia E. (nee Courtney)
Passed peacefully away on June 19th, 1998 at the Leonard A. Miller Center, Amelia Eileen Mauger (nee Courtney) in her 82nd year. Predeceased by her loving husband Harvey T. Mauger in 1984. Leaving to mourn son Godfrey and his daughter Tammy, Glace Bay, N.S., daughter Linda (Lloyd) Roberts and their children Deanna (Barry Rose), Darren (Sherri) and Jay, St. John's; daughter Donna (David) Shears and their son Andrew, Marystown; great-grandchildren; Joshua, Alex and Emily; and a large circle of relatives and friends. Resting at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue. Visitation on Saturday 7-10 pm and Sunday 2-4 pm and 7-10 pm.. Funeral Service Monday, June 22, 1998, at 11 am from Barrett's Chapel, with interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations to the Leonard A. Miller Center would be appreciated by the family.

NEWTON, Joan Donna - Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Hospital on Tuesday, June 30th, 1998, age 59 years. Leaving to mourn, daughter Dawn, B.C.; sister Kathleen Kent, Bell Island; brother David Slade, Ontario; cousin Dominik Slade and wife Rosalyn; also many nieces, nephews, other relatives and her many friends at Regency Apartments, especially Florence. Upon her Request, Cremation has take place. Interment at the R.C. Cemetery, Bell Island.
July 02, 1998**

O'Leary, Denis Patrick Andrew (Andy)
57, passed away June 4, 1998 in Louisbourg, N.S.. Born in Portugal Cove South, Newfoundland. Predeceased by his parents Matthew and Bridget (St. Croix) O'Leary and his brothers Terrance and John. Andy was a retired Royal Bank manager who worked in Placentia, Nfld, Windsor and Mulgrave, N.S.. An avid fisherman, as well as a member of the Mulgrave Kinsmen Club and St. Paul's Parish, Havre Boucher. He is survived by his companion Mary Pelrine, Havre Boucher; sons; Sean (Jeannie), Andrew (Tanya) and Daniel (Angela) as well as grandchildren; Candace. Akayla, Jenna, Justin, and twins Sheena and Shelby, all of Halifax. Also leaving to mourn sister Catherine Harding (John Moret), St. John's, Nfld; and brothers; Edmund (Von), Dermot (Jean) and Matthew (Lorraine), all of Toronto, as well as numerous other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service was held Sunday, June 7, 1998 at St. Paul's Church, Havre Boucher. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Church Building Fund. At his request Andy was cremated and his ashes are to be scattered in the ocean.
"Please don't mourn for me, let me go."

O'LEARY, Frederick F. - Formerly of Bell Island, Newfoundland and long time employee of A.G. Simpson. Passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 6, 1998 at the University Hospital, London, Ontario at the age of 57. Predeceased by his parents, Margaret and Charles O'Leary, his infant son, Fred Jr. and his grandson, Blake Murphy. Beloved husband of Alice (nee Dwyer). Devoted father of Ellie (Mike Ralph), Molly (Peter Murphy), Terry, Dean and Cindy. Loving grandfather of Brent Murphy, Angie and Danny Gear. Fred (affectionately called Foot) is survived by his brothers: Charlie, Bill and Walt; and his sisters: Liz, Lil, Laura, Sandra, Rosalind, Cynthia and Sharon. Fred will be dearly missed by his numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Friends will be received at Little's Funeral Home, 223 Main Street East, Cambridge (519-623-1290) on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Rosary will be recited on Tuesday evening at 8:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Patrick's Church, 53 Wellington Street, Cambridge on Wednesday, June 10, 1998 at 9:30 a.m. with Father Robert Dunn officiating. Interment to follow at Mount View Cemetery. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in loving memory.
"To know him was to love him"
June 08, 1998**

PENNEY, Gertrude (nee Gorman) - Passed peacefully away at the Dr. Walter Templeman Hospital, Bell Island on June 25th, 1998, in her 60th year. Predeceased by her father Patrick; brother William; and husband Edward. Leaving to mourn her loving mother Margaret; one sister Donna (Mrs. Vernon McIsaac), NS; two brothers: Leo (Catherine), Bell Island and Mike (Mary), BC; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and other relatives and friends. Resting at Pendergast's Funeral Home. Funeral Mass on Saturday, June 27th, 1998 at 3 p.m. from St. Michael's Church. Interment in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Bell Island.
June 26, 1998**

PENNEY, Marie - Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre on Thursday, June 4, 1998, Mrs. Marie Penney (nee Browne) of Paradise, three days short of her 67th birthday. Predeceased by her loving husband Wallace (October 22, 1989) and parents Levi and Sarah Browne and brother Jim Browne. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories her loving sons: Clayton (Bernice Pynn) and Gary (Andrea Hennebury); her loving and devoted grandchildren: Clayton (Vickie Squires), Jamie (Kelli Fowler), Krista and Stephen. Also leaving to mourn her loving siblings: Harold Browne (Jane), Blanche John (Jim), Levi Browne (Eileen), Charles Browne (Carol), Bertha John and special long time friends: Mabel Dodd and Elsie Rice; also her mother-in-law Mrs. Mary Penney; sister-in-law Blanche (Reid) Browne; brothers-in-law: Fred Penney (Mildred) and John Penney (Georgina) and a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday. Funeral service from St. Teresa's Parish on Saturday, June 6, 1998 at 9:30 a.m. with interment to follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Flowers appreciated as well as donations to the Lung Association.
June 05, 1998**

PORTER, Mr. Raymond - Passed away at Salina Regional Health Center at age 74. Resident of Salina, KS since 1970. Born June 12, 1923; Died June 9, 1998. Born in Manuels, Newfoundland, Canada. Mr. Porter had worked for J.S. Frank Construction Company for 25 years and was a construction superintendent. He had come to the Salina Area to help in the construction of U.S.A.F. missile silos. He was a member of the Christ Cathedral Episcopal Church, Salina. He was a mason. Survived by his spouse, Annie Porter, of the home; two sons: Stephen Porter, Derby, Geoffrey Porter, Salina; daughter Helen Lancaster, Long Beach, Ca.; brother Edward Porter, Manuels, Newfoundland, Canada; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 12, 1998 at the Christ Cathedral Episcopal Church, Salina with the Rev. B.E. LeBarron officiating. Burial in the Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina. Memorials are suggested to Ashby House Salina. Friends may call at the Ryan Mortuary Thursday until 8:00 p.m. and until the hour of the service.
June 11, 1998 **

POWER, Ellen (Nell) - Passed peacefully away at St. Patrick's Mercy Home on June 28, 1998 in her 85th year, of Bell Island. Predeceased by husband Corneilius and son John. Left to mourn six children Jim (Leslie), Orangeville, Ontario; Con (Shirley), Mississauga, Ontario; Doreen Snelgrove, St. John's; Theresa (Kevin Shea), Cambridge, Ontario; Bernadette Kennedy, St. John's; and Margaret (Gerald Purcell), Ontario; sister-in-law Agnes Kent; sons-in-law, Fred Snelgrove and Clayton Kennedy; 15 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; The Power family; as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. Resting at Pendergast's Funeral Home, Bell Island. Funeral Mass on Wednesday, July 1st at 11:00 a.m. in St. Michael's Church. Interment in R.C. Cemetery, Bell Island.
June 30, 1998**

Power, William
Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Complex on Thursday, June 4, 1998, William J. Power, 82 years of age, formerly of Calvert, Southern Shore. Leaving to mourn his wife Mary (nee Lawlor); one son William Jr.; daughter and son-in-law Marian and David Devine and daughter and son-in-law Margie and Joe Janson; three grandchildren; Joseph, Meghan and Maria Janson; two sisters; Maggie Sullivan and Martha Sullivan; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. Visitation will be on Friday, June 5, 1998 from 2- 4 pm and 7-9 pm.. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, June 6, 1998 at 11 am from St. Teresa's Church. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.

REES, Vera M. - Passed away on Thursday, June 11th, 1998 in her 73rd year. Predeceased by her husband John C. Rees, September 1, 1995. Leaving to mourn one sister Valerie Mahgill (Patrick); two brothers: Eric (Sandra) Lewis and Clive (Carol) Lewis; sisters-in-law: Enid Brown, Doris Budgell, Denise Rees; brothers-in-law: Frederick Rees (Sadie), Harold Rees (Margaret); a number of nieces and nephews and a large circle of relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at All Saints Church, Foxtrap at a time to be announced. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Clinic.
June 12, 1998
REES, Vera M. - A Memorial Service will be held for Vera at All Saints Church, Foxtrap, Wednesday, June 24th at 2 p.m.
June 22, 1998**

Short, Frances (nee Button)
Passed peacefully away at Hoyles Escasoni Complex on June 22nd, 1998, Frances Short, aged 89 years. Predeceased by her husband, Ernest. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, four sons; Harvey (Jean), Herbert (Marilyn), Harrison (Blanche), Winston (Blanche); four daughters; Doris Ingram (Bill), Marion Cooper (Jim Hubbard), Ruth Spurrell (Nat), Jeanette Miles (Robert). Also to mourn 20 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren; one brother Ray Button; three sisters; Mrs. Martha Eddy, Mrs. Edith Ash and Mr. Alice Squires. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Tuesday, June 23rd, 1998, with visitation from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm and Wednesday, June 24th, 1998 from 10 am -12 noon. Remains will be transferred to Calvary Pentecostal Church, Hant's Harbour, Trinity Bay on Wednesday, June 24th, 1998, with visitation from 7-9 pm.. Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, June 25th, 1998 at Calvary Pentecostal Church, Hant's Harbour with interment in the Pentecostal Cemetery.

SPARKES, Leslie Charles (Les) - Passed peacefully away at his residence in Kelligrews, in the presence of his loving family and friends, on Saturday, June 20, 1998, after a short but courageous battle with cancer, age 57 years. Predeceased by his father Charles (1985) and son Leslie Jr. (1991). Leaving to mourn his loving wife Frances (nee Dunne); three sons: Paul in Vancouver, Troy in St. John's and Danny in Alberta; three daughters: Jennifer in Vancouver, Michelle (Gary) in Ontario, Jackie (Mike) and granddaughter Molly in Ontario; his mother Mrs. Mildred Sparkes, St. John's; dear sister Audrey Galloway (Jim), St. Catherines, Ontario; their son John his special nephew and great niece Cassandra; mother-in-law Mrs. Susan Dunne, St. John's; special sister-in-law Terry Richardson (Bill) and family, St. Thomas's Line; brother-in-law Ralph Dunne (Dot) and family, Mt. Pearl; special uncle Fred Moore, St. John's. Resting at Barrett's Funeral Home, 1081 Topsail Road, Mt. Pearl, Sunday 12 p.m.-9 p.m., Monday 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday at Gower St. United Church. Cremation to follow. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Clinic.
June 22, 1998**

Sullivan, Margaret (Maggie)
Passed peacefully away after a short illness at the Health Sciences Centre, June 5th, 1998, aged 88. Predeceased by her husband John on May 4th, 1984 and her brother William, June 4th, 1998. Leaving to mourn three daughters; Maureen (Richard) Kennedy, St. John's, Regina, St. John's, Linda (Lloyd), Calvert; three sons; Eddy (Glenda), Calvert, Jerome (Peggy), Goose Bay, David (Myra), Brigus South; sister, Martha Sullivan, Calvert; grandchildren; Hugues, Jocelyn, John, Jason, Joyce, Jody, Brent, Keith, Daphne and Gayle; one great-grandson Damian; special friends; Sherry, Sharon, Brian, Michelle and Jamie; brothers-in-law; Martin (Marie) Sullivan, Calvert, James (Alverna) Sullivan, Fermeuse; sisters-in-law; Mary Power, Boston, Alice Hayden, Calvert, Lizzy Costello. Ferryland, Ita Boland, St. John's and Mary Power, St. John's. Also a large circle of nieces, nephews and friends. Remains resting at her home in Calvert. Visiting hours Saturday, June 6th, 1998, 3- 9:30 pm and Sunday, June 7th, 1998, 11 am – 9:30 pm.. Funeral Liturgy Monday, June 8th, 1998 at 11 am at Immaculate Conception Church, Calvert. Interment at Holy Trinity Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the General Hospital Health Foundation.

Sweeney, John (Jack)
Passed peacefully away the Escasoni on Friday, June 19th, 1998, John Sweeney Sr., aged 81 years. A retired Longshoreman. Predeceased by his wife Catherine, November 29, 1995, and his son Patrick, May 16th, 1995. Leaving to mourn sons; John (Geraldine), James (Anna), David, Glenn (Jean), Albert (Sheila) and Douglas (Carol); daughters; Jeannette Quigley (Brendan), Marie Pretty (Charles), Anne Hancock Allan), Joshlyn Sweeney (Wayne); daughter-in-law; betty Sweeney; three sisters-in-law; Bridget Maher, Ida Power, Rose Byrne; 22 grandchildren; also a number of other relatives and friends. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road. Visitation from 10 am-12 noon, 2-4 pm and 7-10 pm., Saturday and Sunday. Funeral Service on Monday, June 22, 1998 from Caul's Funeral Home Chapel at 10:30 am.. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.

THERIAULT, Irene (nee Hunt) - Passed peacefully away, after a courageous battle with cancer, on June 29, 1998 at Colchester Regional Hospital, Nova Scotia, at age 58. Predeceased by mother Marguerite; father Peter; sister Bernice. Leaving to mourn with fond, loving memories, husband Donald; daughters: Debbie (Mike), Donna (Arthur), Irene; son Donald (Evelyn); five grandchildren: Keith, Sean, Tyler, Samantha and Riley; sisters: Marie (Bob), Marg (Bill), Lorraine (John); brothers: Mac (Betty), Peter (Shirley), Ron (Catherine), Randy (Catherine). She will also be missed by a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Returning home for Burial. Viewing on July 27, 28 at 8 Grandview Ave., Paradise. Service to be held on July 29 at the Anglican Cathedral Church on Church Hill at 2 p.m. Interment to Anglican Cemetery on Forest Road.
July 25, 1998**

TILLEY, Mary Josephine - Passed peacefully away at The Grace General Hospital, Friday, June 19, 1998, Mary Josephine Tilley (Larkin) aged 62 years. Leaving to mourn her loving husband of 42 years, Jed; one brother Jack and wife Vicki; five sisters: Betty Price, Peg O'Brien, Joan Cleary and husband Bill, Donna Dawe, Brenda Chaytor and husband Kevin; one sister-in-law Mona and husband Jim; five brothers-in-law, Franklin, Lloyd and wife Hilda, Les and wife Georgina, Don and wife Arlene, Oswald and wife Daphne; and a large number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Resting at the James J. Hickey Memorial Funeral Home, Kelligrews Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral mass at St. Thomas of Villa Nova, Manuels, 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 22, 1998. Interment at the R.C. Cemetery, Topsail.
June 20, 1998**

TOBIN, Margaret (nee Jackman) - Passed peacefully away at St. Patrick's Mercy Home after a long illness on Friday, June 5th, 1998, age 89 years. Margaret Tobin formerly of Bell Island. Predeceased by husband Larry, 1957, son Dominic, sisters: Mary and Bride; brother Steve; granddaughter Rosalind Durdle, grandson Leander Tobin; sons-in-law: Walter Maloney, Sid Lovell, and Wilfred House, grandson-in-law Fred Burke. Leaving to mourn daughters: Mary Maloney, Bernadine House, and Margaret Rose (Melvyn); ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the staff of the first floor, St. Patrick's Mercy Home, for their care and kindness. Also to Mary Maloney and the staff of Maloney's Nursing Home, the Goulds, for their loving care and kindness for seven years. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Rd. Visiting Hours Friday, 7 P.M. - 9 P.M. and Saturday and Sunday 2 P.M. - 5 P.M. and 7 P.M. - 9 P.M. Funeral Mass on Monday, June 8th, 1998, at 9:30 A.M. from Mary Queen of the World Church, Topsail Rd. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
June 07, 1998**

TOBIN, Millicent (nee Pike) - Passed peacefully away at the Palliative Care Unit, St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on Tuesday, June 2, 1998, in the presence of her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer, Millicent Tobin, Manuels, age 77 years. Predeceased by her husband Walter Sr. 1984, two brothers Clifford and Angus. Left with fond and loving memories are seven children: Angus (family), Vancouver, Patricia (Gary Nugent), Cynthia (Peter Jardine) Rita (Gordon Walsh), Walter (Betty), Joan (Pat Whiffen), Labrador City, John (Brenda), Labrador City; eighteen grandchildren and four precious great-grandchildren. She is survived by her brother Leigh (Rosie); sister-in-law Margaret (Charles), Winchester, N.S.; special brother-in-law Kevin Tobin (Mary), Manuels, also nieces, nephews, and a large circle of relatives and friends especially at the Golden Age Club, CBS, Paradise Adventure and Twilight Club, Kelligrews. Resting at the James J. Hickey Memorial Funeral Home, Kelligrews. Funeral notice later.
God saw you getting tired, When a cure was not to be, So He closed His arms around you, And whispered "Come to me". God's garden must be beautiful He only takes the best.
June 03, 1998
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WHELAN, Beatrix - Passed peacefully away at St. Patrick's Mercy Home on Thursday, June 4th, 1998, surrounded by her loving family, Beatrix Whelan, age 88 years. Predeceased by her husband James and son Peter; parents James and Catherine Hayes; brothers Larry, Michael and Edward Hayes; sister Marcella. Leaving to mourn sons: Dan (Jean), Mike (Stella), Joseph (Nancy); daughter Ida Moores (Roger); fourteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters: Mary Holden, Jessa Smeaton, Josephine Mooney (Matt), Eleanor Ryan (Francis); brother Christopher Hayes (Cecila); sister-in-law Ida Pierce; brother-in-law Thomas Ryall and special relative Pat Whelan; also many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road. Visitation Thursday 7 PM - 10 PM and Friday Noon - 5 PM and 7 PM and 10 PM. Funeral Mass on Saturday, June 6th, 1998 at 10:30 AM from Mary Queen of Peace Church, Torbay Road. Interment at Holy Family Cemetery, Paradise-St. Thomas.
June 05, 1998**

WILLIAMS, Thomas J. - Passed peacefully away at the L.A. Miller Centre on Wednesday, June 3, 1998, Thomas J. Williams of Conception Harbour, aged 62 years. Predeceased by his parents Patrick and Mary Williams, brother Gerard and sister Frances. Leaving to mourn his sister Margaret (Tom); his brothers: Clarence, Jack (Helen), Paddy (Shirley), Kenneth (Anna), Bill (Olive) and Ron (Roseanne); several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Resting at Conway's Funeral Home, Conception Harbour. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anne's Church, Conception Harbour. Interment at the R.C. Cemetery, Conception Harbour. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
June 05, 1998**

WOODFORD, Francis P. (Frank) - Passed peacefully away at the Dr. Leonard A. Miller Center on Thursday, June 25th, 1998, Francis P. Woodford (Frank), in his 88th year, of Hr. Main. Left with fond and loving memories are his devoted wife, Marie (nee Dalton), of 58 years; his sons: George Basil (Hilary), P.E.I., Bert (Sharon), Holyrood, Frank (Corina), Avondale; his daughters: Marion Seward (Bob), Lillian Lewis (Eugene), all at Hr. Main; 12 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; his brother Tom (Joan), Hr. Main; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. At his request, cremation has already taken place. Friends may call at Dunphy's Funeral Home, Holyrood, on Friday, June 26th, 1998 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, June 27th following Mass at 1:00 p.m. from Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Hr. Main. Inurnment will be in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Hr. Main. Flowers gratefully accepted. In memory of the wonderful care he received, donations may be made to the Dr. Leonard A. Miller Center.
"May his soul rest in peace."
June 26, 1998
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