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The Telegram Obituaries
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Greeley, William J.
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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