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The Telegram Obituaries
March 2017



Drover, Edwin M.
Edwin M. Drover
passed peacefully away at home in the presence of his loving family on March 16, 2017. Left with a lifetime of beautiful happy memories are his living and devoted wife of 48 years, Regina, as well as his proud sons; Shannon (Vicki), Jonathan (Allison) and daughter Meghan; grandchildren Jack, Harry, Maria and Eleanor whom Poppy adored beyond expression. Edwin grew up in Upper Island Cove and came from a large family. He is predeceased by his parents Priscilla (Reid) and Thomas Drover; sister Irene Sheppard; brother-in-law Eric Giles, parents-in-law Gertrude (O'Brien) and Patrick Morrissey; brothers-in-law Craig Morrissey, Felix Morrissey and sister-in-law Elizabeth Morrissey (Rotchford). Edwin leaves his brothers and sisters; Albert, (Marie), Linda Giles, Aidan (Ann), Joan Lane (John), Aubrey (Beverley), Mary French (Neil), Mildred Guzzwell (Derrick), Brenda Drover and brother-in-law Jack Sheppard. He also leaves his brothers and sisters-in-law; Agnes Murphy (Ron Byrne), Richard (Joanne), Kathleen Coombs (John), Annette Bennett (Joe), Margaret Comerford (Rick) and Tim; a large circle of nieces, nephews of whom he was a proud uncle, his cousins in the Drover and Reid families, neighbours Dr. William and Mrs. Sheila Gushue, Carolyn Bradbury and Gerald White, Dr. Michael and Mrs. Alice Furlong and Middle Gull Pond neighbours Maud and Bert Roberts; as well as countless friends and his work colleagues at Freedom 55 in St. John's and London, Ontario, staff of The Wilds and the Canada Newfoundland Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board. Edwin started his career in financial services in 1968 and made many significant contributions to the profession during his 49 year career. He was also an active entrepreneur in the province with interests in real estate, small business, as well as recreational and tourism development. During his lifetime, Edwin was a member of many worthwhile organizations of national and provincial scope including the Canadian National Institute Commission, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Health Care Foundation, Evergreen Environmental Board of Directors, and Newfoundland Power. He was a Commander with the Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem. For over 39 years, he was a committed and dedicated Rotarian with the Rotary Club of St. John's North West and was very proud of the initiatives he started through his work there, in particular Rotary Manor, Rotary Music Fest and Food for the Needy. Edwin loved his province and was a long servicing member of the PC Party of Newfoundland and Labrador. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at Carnell's Funeral Home on Freshwater Road on Saturday, March 18 from 6-9 P.M., Sunday, March 19 2-4 P.M. and 7-9 P.M.. Funeral will be held on Monday, March 20 at 2 P.M. at the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Flowers graciously declined. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Edwin's memory to the Gathering Place.
"He was an exemplary and loving family man, a successful and hard working business man, and a passionate and proud Newfoundlander and Labradorian, He made this a better place." Danny Williams.

Hollett, George Wayne
Passed peacefully away on March 13, 2017 surrounded by his family, George Wayne Hollett, in his 70th year. Predeceased by parents George and Flora Hollett. Leaving to mourn his wife Marlene; son Ken; special four-legged friend Jake; sisters; Rosalyn (Clayton), Marilyn and Heather; as well as nieces, nephews and many extended family and friends. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Thursday, March 16 from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Funeral service will be held from The Carnell Memorial Chapel on Friday, March 17 at 10 A.M., with interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Topsail. Flowers gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guest book, please visit

Mackey, Daniel John
November 2, 1976-March 4, 2017

Passed away suddenly Daniel John Mackey age 40 years. Leaving to mourn sons Nathan, Dylan, Daniel and Brady; father John Mackey (Patricia), mother Charmaine Nieuwland, sister Charlene (Jody), brother Michael and step-sisters; Marcia (Joey), and Melanie, as well as numerous uncles and aunts and other family and friends to many to mention. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors at Caul's Funeral Home, 84 LeMarchant Road on Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 2-9 P.M.. Funeral service 10:30 A.M on Monday, March 13, 2017 from Caul's Chapel.

O'Toole, Patrick "Leo"
Passed peacefully away surrounded by his loving family at the Health Sciences Centre on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at the age of 79. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Bertha O'Toole; mother and father-in-law Emily and Herbert Noseworthy; sisters; Margaret Conway, Nell Hillier and Rose O'Toole; brothers-in-law Ken Woodford, Gilbert Hillier and James Conway. Leaving to celebrate his life, the "Love" of his life of more than 50 years, wife Alma; 4 cherished children; Daphine Robertson (Greg), Darlene Meadus (Roy), Derrick O'Toole (Erin) and Donny O'Toole; 3 precious grandchildren; Emily Meadus, Ayden O'Toole and Ethan O'Toole; brother-in-law David Noseworthy (Margo), and their children Emma and Hannah; sister-in-law Jean Baker (J.B.); brother Edward O'Toole (Mary); sisters, Martha O'Toole and Betty Woodford; his friends at Kelly's Brook Apartments and a number of other relatives and friends. A special thank you to the doctors and nurses of 5SA and CVICU for their care and compassion. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road on Thursday and Friday from 2-4 P.M. and 7-9 P.M.. Funeral Mass will take place at The Basilica of St. John the Baptist on Saturday, March 18th at 9:30 A.M., with interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations can be made to The Basilica of St. John the Baptist.

Pike, Ruby Joyce (nee Monks)
Passed peacefully away at Saint Luke's Home on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, formerly of King's Cove, Bonavista Bay, Ruby Pike, age 77 years. Predeceased by parents Hubert and Eva Monks. Leaving to mourn, her loving husband of 56 years Roy; daughter Denise Williams (Lee); sons, David and Craig (Janine White); grandchildren; Angela and Scott Rafael; siblings; Charlie (Betty), Hubert (Linda), Pearl (Stan), Violet and Allan (Rhonda); brothers-in-law; Bruce (Ruth) and John; as well as many nieces, nephew, extended family members and a large circle of friends. Ruby spent many dedicated years volunteering with various organizations including; Girl Guides of Canada, USC and Hoyles Escasoni. Special thank you to the wonderful staff of Saint Luke's Home, specifically Pleasantview Wing, for their dedication, care and compassion over these past two years. Visitation to take place at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue, on Friday, March 24 from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. and on Saturday March 25, from 10 A.M. - 12 Noon. Funeral service to take place from Barrett's Funeral Chapel on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2 P.M. with a reception to follow downstairs at Barrett's Reception Centre. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, will take place at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations in Ruby's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Newfoundland and Labrador or a charity of one's choice. To view the online memorial guest book or leave a message of condolence, please visit

Sheehan, Marilyn
Passed peacefully at home on Friday, March 24, 2017, at the age of 69 years. Marilyn was predeceased by her son Francis Sheehan and parents Stella and Lloyd. She leaves to mourn her loving husband Frank; son Corey (Shelley); grandkids Saveah and Rylon; sibings Daphne (Len), Dot (Dave), and Jim (Bev) and her best friends Madeline (Basil), Nicole and Raleen. Marilyn also leaves her sisters-in-law Gertrude Dalton (Edward) and brothers-in-law Jerome Power and Ted Mercer. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road. Cremation has taken place and a private burial will take place at a later date.

Simpson, Ruth A.
Padded away suddenly at home surrounded by her loving family, March 16, 2017, Ruth Simpson, age 77 years. Predeceased by her parents Robert and Jennie Simpson, brothers Bob and Harry, sisters Marion Tremblett, Violet Simpson and Florence White. Leaving to mourn brothers Ron (Elsie) and Walter (Alice) and sister Dorothy Hammond; sister-in-law Violet (Art) Hill and Mark; as well as a large number of extended family. Visitation at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Saturday March 18 from 7-9 P.M. and Sunday March 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M.. Funeral service will be held from Elim Pentecostal Tabernacle on Monday March 20 at 11:00 A.M., with interment to follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations in Ruth's memory may be made to the Diabetes Association or Gideon's International in Canada. To send a message of condolences or to sign the memorial guest book please visit

Squires, Florence Marie
Passed peacefully away at Pleasant View Towers on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at the age of 72. Predeceased by her husband Frederick in 1997. Leaving to mourn with loving memories are her children Andrea Squires of St. John's, Eileen Squires-Manzoni (Alessandro) of Halifax and Fred of Ontario; grandchildren Kyle Manzoni (Ryan) of Clarenville; special friends Dot Fleming (Victor); as well as other relatives and friends. A special thanks to the staff of 3SW Pleasant View Towers for their care, kindness and friendship over the years. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road, on Saturday and Sunday from 12-9 P.M.. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 9:30 A.M. from St. Paul's Church. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Squires, Michael Joseph
Nov 19, 1943-Mar. 20, 2017

St. John's lost one of it's true sports heroes with the passing of Michael J. Squires, who died peacefully on Monday, March 20th, 2017, in the presence of his family, during his 73rd year. Mike was predeceased by his parents Michael and Alice Squires; his sisters Catherine and Stella; brothers William and Benjamin and his brother-in-law Edward. Leaving to mourn, his wife Isabel "Bel", sister Alice (James); sons Michael (Katrina) and Donald; daughter Tina; grandchildren Michael, Robert, Matthew, Sara, Donald, Robyn, Kent, Miranda, Chris and Jeana; five great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons; brothers-in-law George, Dave (Lillian), Joseph and Kenny; sister-in-law Lorraine (Bill) and his special friend Harry; as well as many nieces, nephews and a close circle of other friends. Mike, the second oldest of six children, was born and raised in St. John's. He is most widely remembered for his philanthropic work in the 1970's, 80's & 90's.. He was heavily invested in his Shamrock Athletic Association and his business interests and Centre Base Bingo which helped support many different charity organizations and various sporting groups; in turn, producing many championship teams at the local and provincial levels. He is especially remembered for his support of minor hockey and providing a game of hockey for many hundreds of players, young and old alike. He was inducted into the NL Amateur Hockey Association Hall of Fame in 2004. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, 84 LeMarchant Road. Visitation on Wednesday, March 22nd from 5-9 P.M. and Thursday, March 23rd from 12-9 P.M.. Funeral Mass will take place at 9:30 A.M. on Friday, March 24th, 2017 from the Basilica of St. John the Baptist with cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mike's memory to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Clinic or a charity of one's choice. To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guest book, please visit

Wiscombe, Rita Mary (nee Hooper)
Passed away suddenly on March 13, 2017, Rita Mary Wiscombe (nee Hooper), in her 88th year. Leaving to mourn with wonderful memories her husband of 68 years, Gary Wiscombe; daughters Leah Keating (David) and Caroline Penney (Frederick) and son, Gary Wiscombe (Janet Rubia); grand children; Sherry Power, Debbie Cullen (Rick), Janice Penney, Jo-Anne Rector (Ian), Christine Power, Nancy Power (Keith Rumsey), Sarah Pike (Adam), and David Wiscombe; great-grandchildren; Alison Power (Dave Pynn), Melissa, Megan and Jacob Cullen, Michael, David and Tiffany Noftall (their dad Cecil), Stephanie and Matthew Rumsey, Noah and Kyle Rector and Avery Pike; sisters-in-law Mavis Hooper and Betty Wiscombe. Predeceased by parents James and Caroline Hooper; brother, Nicholas Hooper; brother-in-law William, Job (Bertha), James and Samuel Wiscombe; and sister-in-law, Eunice Hodder (Byron). Visitation at St. David's Church in Pasadena on Wednesday, March 15th, 2-8 P.M. with a Prayer Service to be held at 6 P.M.. Visitations at Carnell's Funeral Home on Freshwater Road in St. John's, Friday, March 17th, 2-8 P.M. with a Service of Remembrance at Carnell's Chapel at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 18th, 2017. Interment to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in remembrance may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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