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The Telegram Obituaries
May 1992



ANDREWS, Stanley John
Passed peacefully away at the G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, May 13, 1992, Stanley John Andrews, aged 84. Predeceased by wife Hilda and son Douglas. Leaving to mourn four sons: Chesley (wife Pansy), Eric (wife Rose), Warrick (wife Mildred), Ernest (wife Effie); two daughters: Mildred (husband Fred), Violet (husband Calvin); daughter-in-law Olive; thirty-seven grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren; special friend Else Anstey; and a large circle of relatives and friends.  Resting at Isles Funeral Home. Funeral Services 2:30 p.m. Saturday May, 16 from Central United Church, Twillingate.

BAGGS, Pearl S.  (formerly from Corner Brook)
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Miss Pearl Baggs, announce her passing, Friday, May 15, 1992 at the Escasoni Home, St. John's, in her 82nd year. She will be sadly missed by her sisters-in-law: Maisie (Mrs. Lloyd Baggs) of Grand Falls; Grace (Mrs. Clyde Baggs) of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario; nephews: Kenneth L. Baggs of St. John's; Bruce Wornell and Robert Wornell of Nova Scotia; Keith Wornell of Prince Edward Island; Douglas Baggs of St. Catherines, Ontario; and Eugene Baggs of New Jersey; one niece Dr. Jean Baggs of California. She will be missed by a large circle of relatives and friends. The funeral service will take place Monday, May 18th at 2 p.m. from the First United Church, Park Street, Corner Brook, with interment in the family plot at townsite. The family will be receiving friends at William Maxwell Fillatre Memorial Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue, Corner Brook, Saturday 7-9 p.m., Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Monday 10 a.m. - 12 noon. As expressions of sympathy donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador or to a charity of one's choice.

CHAFFEY, Vera Caville
Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Hospital on Thursday, May 14, 1992. Leaving to mourn four children: Rhoda Goudie, St. John's; Elizabeth Ann (Stan), Peterborough, Ont.; Rodney (Phyllis), Labrador City; David (Sylvia), Calgary; six grandchildren: Carla, Donna, Dee, Kelly, Amanda, Bradley, and Scott; one brother Roland (Ann), Toronto; one sister Verna (Ken), Carmenville; and a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral service on Monday, May 18th at 2:30 p.m. from the Anglican Church, St. David's. Interment in the Anglican Cemetery, St. David's.

Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on Thursday, May 14, 1992, Peter Critch, aged 83 years. Predeceased by his parents, his sister Amelia and his brothers Patrick and Francis. Leaving to mourn his two brothers: Richard and Mike; one sister Katie (husband Patrick Tobin); one brother-in-law Patrick Williams; a large number of nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. Leaving to mourn are his friends at Crawley's Nursing home, where he resided. Resting at Gibbon's Funeral Home, St. Mary's. Funeral Mass to take place at Assumption Church, St. Mary's. Date and time to be announced later.

DURDLE, Virtue
Passed peacefull away at the Bonavista Peninsula Health Care Complex on May 9, 1992, Virtue Durdle, at the age of 82 years and six months. Predeceased by her husband Harold T. on April 26, 1990. She leaves to mourn two sons: Ray and wife Neita; Randy and wife Angela with whom she resided; four daughters: Frances and husband Cyril Sweetland; Marie and husband Frank Sweetland; Patsy and husband Wayne Hayward, all of Bonavista; Joan and husband Benson Newman at Labrador City; two step-sisters Shirley Gibbs and Violet Hayward, husband Albert George; also fourteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and a wide circle of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on May 12th at the Anglican Christ Church with the services being conducted by the Rector, Rev. Russell Osmond, assisted by layreader Cyril sweetland, son-in-law of the deceased. Cyril sang the beautiful section, 'Till the Storm Passes By'. The organist was Ross Abbott. The remains were laid to rest beside her husband in the family plot in the Anglican Cemetery in Bonavista. Donations in her memory will be accepted by Christ Church, Bonavista.

FOWLER, Elizabeth Mary
Passed peacefully away on Friday, May 15, 1992 at the Hoyles Escasoni complex, in her 80th year. Leaving to mourn four sons: Stephen (wife Lorraine); Charlie (wife Barbara); Wally (wife Ella); and Gilbert (wife Ruby) in Ontario; two daughters: Alice (husband William Cyre) and Betty (husband Anthony Barrie); also leaving to mourn a large number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends; also leaving to mourn a large number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home. Funeral on Monday, May 18 to St. Patrick's Church for Mass at 9:30 a.m. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

MORGAN, Frederick J.
Passed peacefully away at his residence, Port de Grave on Thursday, May 14, 1992, Mr. Frederick J. Morgan, age 81 years. Leaving to mourn his loving wife Winnifred; three sons: George and wife Anne; Eric and wife Judy, and Stanley, all of Port de Grave; three daughters: Olive and husband Lloyd Somers at Carbonear; Elsie and husband Arthur Dawe; Evelyn and husband Douglas Norman, all at Cupids; seventeen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; also a large circle of relatives and friends. Resting at Moore's Funeral Home, Bay Roberts until 12:00 noon Sunday. Funeral services from St. Luke's Anglican Church, Port de Grave on Sunday, May 17 at 2:00 p.m. Interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Port de Grave.

Passed peacefully away at the Interfaith Senior Citizens Home, Carbonear on Friday, May 15, 1992, Mr. Peter Parrott of Winterton, aged 78 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, wife Rebecca; three sons: Leroy (wife Harriet); Newman (wife Susan); and Howard (wife Wilma) all of Toronto; one daughter Yvonne (husband Rod Antle), Victoria, Conception Bay; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; three sisters all of Toronto; also a large circle of family and friends. Resting at Green's Funeral Home, Winterton. Funeral service to be held on Sunday, May 17 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Luke's Anglican Church, Winterton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Luke's Memorial Fund.

PYE, J.W. (John)
Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Hospital on Friday, May 15. Left to mourn his sad loss: his wife Molly, sisters Bessie Ackerman (England), brother Reg (St. John's), daughters: Helen O'Brien, Elva Parsons, Verna Greening, Margie Jeans (St. John's), Nona Norton (Alberta), Yvonne Noseworthy (Stephenville); sons: Bret, Cyril, John (St. John's), Reg (Grand Falls), Paul (Borden, Ont.).  Also 32 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. - 12 noon Monday. Funeral from St. Michael's and All Angels Church, 2 p.m. Monday. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, St. Clare's or to a charity of one's choice.

RUBY, Richard T.K.
Died suddenly on May 14, 1992, Richard Ruby, aged 70 years. Predeceased by brother Stan. Leaving to mourn brothers: George, Alex, Hubert and Henry; sisters: Joan Salter and Sadie Ferguson; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home, Freshwater Road after 5 p.m. Saturday. Funeral service from St. Paul's Anglican Church 2 p.m., May 18th. Interment to follow in St. Matthew's Cemetery, Goulds.

RYAN, William J.
St. John's architect William J. (Bill) Ryan passed away at his home this week. Mr. Ryan was 72. He practised his profession for over 50 years, beginning during the Second World War when he was employed inspecting buildings for the fire department. Following the war Mr. Ryan became interested in the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and became the first Newfoundland member of that organization. He was instrumental in bringing the organization to this province in the early 1950s.
In 1951 Mr. Ryan stood for election for the Liberal Party in the district of St. John's East but was defeated by his PC party opponent. He carried on a successful career and was responsible for many well-known buildings in the city and province. Mr. Ryan designed the Temperance Association building on Duckworth Street, now the home of CBC radio. Other buildings attributed to Mr. Ryan include: the former McMurdo's Drugs Building on Water Street; the building now occupied by Montreal Trust on Water Street, once the site of Great Eastern Oil; the Cabot Building on Duckworth Street; the Duckworth Building; Mammy's Bakery (after the old building was destroyed by fire); the extension to St. Clare's Hospital known as Our Lady of Lourdes Hall; a number of churches in the province; and a number of the buildings on the campus of Memorial University.
Mr. Ryan leaves to mourn his wife Eileen, two daughters, three grandchildren, three brothers, nieces and nephews and a wide circle of friends. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Corpus Christi Church.



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