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The Telegram Obituaries
May 2001

 

 

BUTLER, Leslie - Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Complex on Monday, May 28, 2001, Leslie Butler, Foxtrap, age 71 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories wife Laura; three sons: Claude (Donna), Ed (Cindy), Karl (Doris); three daughters: Amy (Ronnie), Annette, Andrea (Tony); seven grandchildren: Kirk, Matthew, Daniel, Samantha, Travis, Jessica, and Anthony; one brother, Norman (Florence); three sisters: Alice Petten, Carrie Gosse (Richard), and Annie Bussey (Wallace); sister-in-law Flora Butler and brother-in-law Norman Jefford, also other relatives and friends. Resting at the James J. Hickey Memorial Funeral Home, Kelligrews. Visitation on Tuesday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9:30 p.m., Wednesday 10-12 Noon, 2-4 and 7-9:30 p.m., Thursday 10-12 Noon. Funeral to take place on Thursday, May 31, at 2 p.m. at All Saints Church, Foxtrap. Interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Dunn's Hill, Foxtrap. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nfld. Lung Association or a charity of ones choice.
May 29, 2001**

CLEMENTS, William - Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre, on Monday, May 28, 2001, age 72 years, of Bell Island. Leaving to mourn special niece, Marian Noseworthy (James), Spaniard's Bay; two brothers: Allison (Emma), Kelligrews and Wrendell, Kitchener, Ontario as well as many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Resting at Pendergast's Funeral Home. Funeral service on Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Mary's Anglican Church. Interment in the Anglican Cemetery, Lance Cove, Bell Island.
May 29, 2001**

CROCKER, John Wesley (Wes) (1925 - 2001) - Passed peacefully away at the Leonard A. Miller Centre on Friday, May 18, 2001, Wesley Crocker, age 75. He is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Nina (Curnew); sons Fred (Heather), Lloyd (Mary), Wayne (Evelyn); daughter Norma (Noel); six grandchildren, Kim, Sheldon, Jody, Shannon, Jamie, April; two great-grandchildren, Rhiannon and Alyssa; sisters Elizabeth (Frank) Breon, Melva (Chris) Walsh; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lloyd Curnew, Nina Curnew, Allan (Audrey) Curnew, Arthur (Hilda) Curnew, Annie (Cyril) White, and a large number of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Wesley is predeceased by his father Fredrick Crocker 1965, his mother Alfreda 1983, granddaughter Jennifer 1988, brother-in-law William 1999, sister-in-law Marie 2000. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Rd. on Friday from 7-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Funeral service to take place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2001 from Bauline United Church. The family wishes to thank the caring and devoted staff at the Miller Centre for the excellent care of their loved one. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for donations in his memory to be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Leonard A. Miller Centre.
May 19, 2001**

FISHER, Donald - Passed away after a lengthy illness at the Miller Centre, St. John's on May 28, 2001, Donald Fisher in his 70th year. Leaving to mourn his beloved wife Ruby of 51 years; two sons: Gary (Beryl), Paul (Gaile); three daughters: Jeanette Pearce (Kevin), Linda Morrissey (Bob), Joyce Ryall (Carl); fourteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five brothers and seven sisters; also, a large circle of relatives and friends. Resting at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue from 7- 10 p.m. on Monday and from 2- 4 and 7- 10 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Funeral Service 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2001 from Church of the Good Shepherd, Mt. Pearl. Interment to follow in the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road. No flowers by request. Donations in his memory may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation.
May 29, 2001**

FRENCH, Cavell - Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre on May 5, 2001, age 80 years, of Bell Island. Leaving to mourn four daughters: Shirley Riddle (Dave), Carbonear, Audrey French (Bob), Bell Island, Linda Doyle (Edward), Mackinsons, Cynthia Forward (Fred), Carbonear; one son Arthur (Violet), Bell Island; one sister Elizabeth King, Carbonear; one brother Jonathan Porter, Bay Roberts; 11 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; special friend Molly Jackman, Bell Island; as well as many other relatives and friends. Resting at Pendergast's Funeral Home. Funeral Services on Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at 2 p.m. in St. Cyprians Church. Interment to follow in the Anglican Cemetery, Bell Island.
May 07, 2001**

GOSSE, Cogan E. - Passed away at the Health Science Centre on May 2, 2001, Cogan E. Gosse, aged 74 years. Predeceased by his wife Mary, December 2000. Leaving to mourn, his daughters Linda (fiancee Frank Bush), Mary Noseworthy (Danny Rieck) of Ontario, and Sharon Cook (Melvin) of Ontario; sons Alfred (Christine) of Calgary, Gerald (Dianne), and Bill; also a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers Bill (Winnifred), Myrle and Randolph; sisters Eve, Wannetta and Gladys. Cremation has already taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Salvation Army West Corps, Mundy Pond Road in St. John's on Wednesday, May 9th, 2001 at 10 a.m. Interment for both Cogan and Mary Gosse to follow at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Bell Island. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Clinic.
May 05, 2001**

Greeley, William J.
Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on May 31, 2001, William Greeley of Portugal Cove, aged 65 years. Leaving to mourn his children; Billy and Mary O'Rourke and their mother Ruth; sister, Ida May Pearce (Malcolm), Nova Scotia; brothers; Leonard (Annie), Leslie (Mary) and Victor (Loretta) of Portugal Cove; nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends, especially Doug Driscoll and family. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home after 10 am Friday. Funeral Service to take place on Sunday, June 1, 2001 at 1 pm from Memorial United Church with cremation to follow. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the Memorial United Church.

HICKS, Alex - Formerly of Hr. Main, Newfoundland, passed peacefully away in the presence of his loving family at K.W. Hospital on Saturday, May 12, 2001, in his 64th year. Left with fond memories are his wife of 44 years, Ann; sons: Desmond (Michelle), Jerry (Birgit), Glen (Corina); his precious grandsons: Damien and Adam; his mother Martha and step-father Walter Gorman; step-sisters: Mary (Clarence), Doreen (William); step-brother Patrick (Marie) Gorman; sisters-in-law: Marguerite, Mary, Katherine, Joan and Anita; brothers-in-law: James, Michael and Daniel; special aunt Bernadine Flynn; also a number of other friends and relatives. Predeceased by his father William; brothers: Mark and Leo, step-brother John Gorman. Alex's family will receive friends at St. Teresa's R.C. Church, 44 Leonard St., Kitchener on Wednesday, May 16, 2001 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. followed by a memorial service at the church at 1 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Waterloo Regional Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. (Cards available at Henry Walser Funeral Home 519-749-8467).
May 14, 2001**

HILLEGASS, Wayne - Passed away suddenly at his residence in Holyrood on Saturday, May 12, 2001, Wayne Hillegass in his 45th year. Predeceased by his father Robert Hillegass. Left with fond and loving memories are his wife and best friend, Isabelle (nee Healey); his three darling daughters: Amanda, Danielle and Bobbi; one precious son Ryan and girlfriend Jennifer; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, John and Aggie Healey; his mother Madeline Hillegass; his special grandmother Isabell Healey; his two brothers; three sisters and their spouses; and three sisters-in-law and four brothers-in-law and their spouses in the Healey family; also his many cousins, special nieces and nephews. Also a large circle of other relatives and his many friends. "He was loved by everyone he met." Resting at Dunphy's Funeral Home, Holyrood on Sunday and Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Funeral will take place on Tuesday, May 15, 2001, following 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial from Holy Cross Church, Holyrood. Cremation to follow. Inurnment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
"May his gentle soul rest in the peace of the risen Lord."
May 13, 2001
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HOWARD, VIOLET (nee Foley) - Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, Palliative Care Unit on Sunday, May 6th, 2001, Violet J. Howard of Holyrood in her 87th year. She was predeceased by her husband Bill (1971); parents, Thomas and Ida Foley; brother Augustine Foley; sisters: Eileen Foley, Sheila Hearn, Mary Foley and Agatha Welland. Violet is survived by her sisters: Rita Wakeham (William), Placentia; Theresa O'Keefe (Louis), Placentia; Ida O'Brien (Albert), Kitchener, Ontario, Josephine Vickers (Bill), Topsail, Clo Chayter (Clarence), Botwood, Rose Wright, Boston, U.S.A.; sister-in-law Mary A. Duggan, Holyrood; brother-in-law John Hearn, Windsor, Ontario; special niece, Bun Power; nephew, Ed Howard and wife Beryl; special friends: Anne Dunphy, Mary Gorman, Vi Coffin, Ina Hall, Gary and Josephine Dawe, and a number of other dear relatives and friends. Special thanks to the Doctors, Nurses and Staff of Palliative Care Unit, St. Clare's. Resting at Dunphy's Funeral Home, Holyrood. Visitation on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Funeral will take place on Wednesday, May 9, 2001 following 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial from Holy Cross Church, Holyrood. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. No flowers by request. It was Violet's wish that in lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to either the Memorial/Restoration Fund, c/o Holy Cross Church, Holyrood; the Palliative Care Unit, St. Clare's Mercy Hospital or to a charity of one's choice.
She died as she lived, trusting in God
May 08, 2001
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KELLY, Diana - Passed away suddenly at Windsor, Ontario, in her 43rd year, on May 18th, 2001. Leaving to mourn with fond memories, her devoted partner Gilman Morin; her loving parents Edward and Catherine Kelly; sisters: Elaine Purdy (Mike), Debbie Arsenault (Dave), Linda Noftal (Frank) and Denise Johnson (Steve); brothers: Gary (Angela), Don (Elizabeth) and Paul (Susan). Also leaving to mourn her dear nephews and nieces as well as a large circle of loving relatives and friends. In accordance with her wishes, funeral services and cremation will be arranged by Anderson Funeral Home, Windsor, Ontario. A special Memorial Service will be held at Mary Queen of the World Church, Topsail Road, Mount Pearl, on Thursday, May 24th at 10:30 a.m. Donations in her memory may be made to your local chapter of the Children's Wish Foundation.
May 22, 2001**

MEADUS, Georgia - Passed peacefully away at Dr. Walter Templeman Hospital, Bell Island, on May 22, 2001, age 94 years. Leaving to mourn three daughters: Lillian Pottle (Fred), St. John's, Beatrice Moyles (Bill), Wabush, Gloria Dumaresque (Percival), Labrador City; six sons: Hubert (Ruth), Shearstown, John (Mildred), Cambridge, Fred (Irene), Cambridge, Raymond (Margaret), St. John's, Wilfred, Bell Island, George (Carol), Labrador City; one sister Edith Rowe, St. John's; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren; as well as many other relatives and friends. Resting at Pendergast's Funeral Home. Funeral Services on Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 2 p.m. in St. Cyprians Church. Interment in St. Boniface Cemetery, Bell Island.
May 23, 2001**

MERCER, Charles Hugh - Passed suddenly away at his home in Chamberlains on April 28, 2001, Charles Hugh Mercer, aged 59 years. Predeceased by parents Winnie and Tobias, sister Jean Taylor and brother Ralph. Leaving to mourn his wife Audrey, three sons: Charles (Marion); Craig (Ann Marie), Cory (Ann); seven grandchildren: Ryan, Brittany; Cyle, Paul, Justin, Christa and Christopher; one sister Hazel Struss (Alex); one brother Thomas (Barbara); sister-in-law Frances Mercer; brother-in-law Charles Taylor; mother-in-law Ada Dawe; special aunts Lena Mercer and Marjorie Jefford, also other relatives and friends. Resting at The James J. Hickey Memorial Funeral Home, Kelligrews. Visitation Thursday 10- 12, 2- 4 p.m. and 7- 9:30 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. -12 Noon. Funeral to take place on Friday, May 4, 2001 at 2 p.m. at St. John Evangalist Church, Topsail. Cremation to follow. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to The Children's Wish Foundation or a charity of one's choice.
"May he rest in peace."
May 03, 2001
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PORTER, Rachel - Passed peacefully away at the Hoyles Home on Friday, May 11, 2001, in the presence of her loving family, Rachel Porter of Long Pond, aged 71 years. Predeceased by her husband Ronald, September, 1990. Leaving to mourn daughters: Judy (Barry Tilley), Patricia (Victor Fagan), Angela (Travis Marshall); three loving grandchildren: Russell and Lauren Tilley and Chloe Marshall; also a large circle of relatives and friends. Resting at the James J. Hickey Memorial Funeral Home, Kelligrews. Visitation on Saturday 12 noon to 9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Funeral to take place on Sunday, May 13, 2001 at 2:30 p.m. from All Saints Anglican Church, Foxtrap. Interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery, Dunn's Hill Road, Foxtrap. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Hoyles Home, North 2. The family wishes to express sincerest thanks to all staff at the Hoyles-Escasoni Complex, but most especially, her extended family of North 2 and Dr. V. Patel for their love, devotion and exceptional care for the past 10 years.
May 12, 2001**

PROUDFOOT, Edward Lorne - Formerly of Bell Island, passed peacefully away at the Caribou Veterans Pavilion on May 17, 2001, with his daughters at his side, Lorne Proudfoot in his 81st. year. Lorne was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Royal Air Force from 1941 - 1946. Predeceased by his wife Jean. Leaving to mourn daughters Lynn Baker (Harvey), Newman's Cove and Susan Blanchard (Craig). Two special granddaughters Sheree Baker and Allison Blanchard. Sisters-in-law Carol (Randolph Butler) and Lorraine Proudfoot, as well as a number of relatives and friends. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. Visitation Friday 7 - 10 p.m., Saturday 10 - 10 p.m., Sunday 10 - 9 p.m. Funeral service will take place Monday, May 21st. from St. Augustine's Church, Westerland Road at 2 p.m. with interment in the Anglican Cemetery on Forest Road. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations to the Nfld. & Lab. Lung Assoc., The Poppy Trust Acct., RCL, Branch 56 or a charity of one's choice.
May 19, 2001**

REES, Graham - Passed suddenly but peacefully away at Carbonear Interfaith Home on May 4, 2001, age 62 years, formerly of Bell Island. Leaving to mourn: two sisters, Mary Steinfeldt (Herbert), Azilda, Ont. Florena Brown (Bruce), Bass River, N.S.; two brothers, George (Rose), Whitefish, Ont., Myles (Debbie), Spaniard's Bay; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Resting at Pendergast's Funeral Home. Funeral Services on Monday, May 7, 2001 at 1 p.m. in St. Cyprians Anglican Church. Interment to follow in Anglican Cemetery, Bell Island.
May 07, 2001**

SMITH, Edward Lloyd - Manuels. Age 69 years. At 5:45 p.m. on Monday, May 7th, 2001, a loving husband, father, grandfather and father-in-law slipped from our midst and was ushered into the realm of eternal life. Predeceased by his sister Enid Sinclair on the same day at 3:30 p.m. Lloyd will be missed by his devoted wife of 44 years, Louise (Morgan); his 3 caring daughters: Shelly Hancock (Kenzie), Sharon Greenslade (Max), Sharline Eason; and his only son Lloyd Jr. Poppy will be fondly remembered by 6 precious grandchildren: Julie, Morgan and Suzie Hancock; Eddie, Nancy and Benjamin Eason. He is also survived by sisters: Dottie Murrin (Ray), Eleanor Locke (Frank); and brother-in-law Don Sinclair; as well as other relatives and friends. The wake will be held at the James J. Hickey Memorial Funeral Home, Kelligrews. Visitation on Tuesday from 7-9:30 p.m.; Wednesday 10 - 12 noon, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9:30 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Funeral Service will take place from Topsail Anglican Church at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 10th. No flowers please. Memorials in his memory would be accepted by the Newfoundland Diabetic Association, Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Center or by St. John the Evangelist Church Roof Fund, Topsail, C.B.S., A0A 3Y0.
May 08, 2001**

SMITH, Julia Elsworth - Passed peacefully away at the Hoyles Home on Tuesday, May 8th, 2001 Julia E. Smith of Upper Gullies, age 78 years. Predeceased by parents: William and Lavinia Martin; two sisters: Lillian Martin and Mary Banfield; two brothers: Walter and Wilson Martin. Leaving to mourn her husband Ernest W.; two daughters: Donna (Gerry) Stapleton, Chamberlains, Jean (Bernard) Keough, Chamberlains; and one son Peter (Wanda), Bay Roberts; nine grandchildren: Colin, Emily, Ryan, Karen, Matthew, Andrew, Heather, Michael and Erin; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Resting at the James J. Hickey Memorial Funeral Home, Kelligrews. Visitation on Wednesday 10-12 noon, 2-4 p.m., 7-9 p.m.; Thursday 10-12 noon. Funeral to take place on Thursday, May 10th at 2 p.m. at St. Peter's Church, Upper Gullies. Interment to follow at St. Peter's Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Peter's Anglican Church, Upper Gullies or the Alzheimer's Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation for all the help and support provided by the staff of East 1 of the Hoyles Home. Your acts of kindness and concern for Julia will be remembered always.
May 09, 2001**

SWEENEY, Agnes - Passed peacefully but suddenly away at Dr. Walter Templeman Hospital, Bell Island, on May 01, 2001, age 90 years. Predeceased by husband Thomas (1984); daughter Theresa Tobin; son Edward Wiseman. Leaving to mourn four sons: Thomas Wiseman (Verna), Bell Island, John Wiseman, Marysvale, Alphonsus Sweeney (Gloria), North River, Patrick Sweeney, Cambridge, Ont.; four daughters: Helena Kavanagh (Kevin), Lorraine Ashford (James), both of Bell Island, Sheila Earle (Clifford), Mount Pearl, Marilyn Hickey (David), Cambridge, Ont.; special niece Anna Ash; 33 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild; as well as many other relatives and friends. Resting at Pendergast's Funeral Home. Funeral Mass on Friday, May 04, 2001 at 2 p.m. in St. Michaels Church. Interment to follow in Roman Catholic Cemetery, Bell Island.
May 02, 2001**

WALL, Dennis - Passed away suddenly on Monday, May 21, 2001, Dennis Wall of Mt. Pearl, aged 41 years. Leaving to mourn his devoted wife Bonnie (nee Lethbridge); parents Ambrose and Winnie Wall, Campbellton; brothers: Howard (Exie), Eugene (Ruth), Derrick (Judy); sisters: Kathleen Manuel (Pearce), Ruby Parsons (Hal), Fronie Lush (Kevin), Glenda Dyck (Trent); parents-in-law Ivan and Winnie Lethbridge and family; as well as other relatives and friends. Resting at Park Avenue Pentecostal Church, Mt. Pearl from 7-10 p.m. on Tuesday. Also resting at the Pentecostal Church, Campbellton from 3-10 p.m. on Wednesday and from 10 a.m. - 12 noon on Thursday. Funeral Service from the Pentecostal Church, Campbellton at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2001 with interment to follow in the Pentecostal Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Barrett's Funeral Home, St. John's.
May 23, 2001**

WHELAN, John Aloysius - Of Colliers. (September 28th, 1920 - May 5th, 2001). He died as he lived, with quiet strength and dignity. He died as he would have wished, surrounded by those he loved and who loved him. He was preceded in death by his wife Mollie (1987); his son Gordon (1950); his daughter Georgina (1997); and his granddaughter Alexandra (1994). Left behind to celebrate his life, to carry on his good deeds, and to perpetuate his stories, are his children: Geraldine (Joe Devereaux), Iris (Pad Dalton), Glenda (John Cabot), Mary Bridget (Gerry Nurse) and Aiden (Audrey Hawco); his grandchildren: Sarah (Jeff Spares), Geri-Lynn and John Devereaux, Gordie Williams, Heather and Susan Dalton, Michael and Zachary Cabot, Maurita, Sharla and Kristina Nurse, Mandy and AJ Whelan; his great-grandchildren: Nicholas Jackson and Emily Spares; his special friend of many years, Mary Cole; his sisters: Sister Mary Gladys Whelan, PSVM, Genevieve (Gerard Hynes) and Helen (Terry Boone); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was also predeceased by his brothers: Captain Matt, Lawrence, James, Michael, Francis and Gerard. Visitations will be on Monday and Tuesday from 12 noon to 10 p.m. at Conway's Funeral Home, Conception Harbour. Funeral Mass will be held at the Immaculate Conception Church in Colliers on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Floral arrangements gratefully accepted or donations may be made in his memory to a charity of your choice.
May 08, 2001**

 

 

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