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A Collection of Newfoundland Obits
From the Victoria Times Colonist
Victoria, British Columbia



Published: January 18, 2003
COFIELD Dennis Franklin, born in St. John's, Newfoundland, December 20, 1944; passed peacefully into the evening of January 14, 2003
, surrounded by his loved ones, after a brief and hard-fought battle with cancer. Dennis is survived and lovingly remembered by his Doll' (wife) Barb; parents Neil and Doris; sisters Brenda and Karen; sons Lawrence and Jason and their mother, Lorna; stepdaughter Jancan, and his niece and nephew Sarah and Jake. Poppy' will also be dearly missed by his grandchildren Lawson and Emma as well as many family members from Newfoundland and B.C. Through his well-travelled days, Dennis brought with him a zest for life, an easy humour and a gunuine sense of caring to everything he did and every lifehe touched. These generous qualities leave many close friends and associates remembering him with great affection and respect. Please join us in celebrating the wonderful life of a unique man at Les Deux Gros Restaurant, 1200 Alta Lake Road , Whistler, B.C., on Sunday, January 19, at 1:00 in the afternoon. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Children's Miracle Network would be Dennis' wish, as his greatest love were the children' in his life. Keep on carving those big S' turns in the deep powder Denco Man! We'll see you on the lift up. SQUAMISH FUNERAL CHAPEL 604-898-5121
Victoria Times Colonist, Area Code 250


Published: January 31, 2003
RODGERS Reverend Roy, passed away peacefully January 28, 2003
at the Nanaimo Regional hospital. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Greta; sons Gary (Faye) and Keith (Rhonda); grandchildren Lisa, Aaron and Daryl; sister-in-lawShirley (brother Guy predeceased in 1966); as well as many nieces and nephews in B.C. and Newfoundland. Roy was born November 8, 1914 , to Malcolm and Elizabeth Rodgers at Old Perlican, Newfoundland . After graduating from Dalhousie University in 1944. Roy spent over 40 years with the United Church of Canada, serving 15 years in the marine missions of Newfoundland , and in British Columbia based at Alert Bay and Bamfield. Roy served as minister for 13 years at St. Andrew's United Church in Port Alberni; five years at Westview United in Powell River; six years at St. Stephens United, Qualicum Beach; and one year at Trinity United in Nanaimo. During his long career, Roy was active in Rotary, Sea Cadets and the Royal Canadian Legion (Padre). He was appointed Captain in the Naval Reserve in 1968 and received the Canadian Decoration Medal for Service in 1974. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, February 3, in St. Stephen's United Church , Qualicum Beach . Reverend Phil Spencer officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully accepted to the United Church Mission and Service Fund, c/o St. Stephens United Church, 150 Village Way , Qualicum Beach , B.C. V9K 1L1. MOUNT BENSON FUNERAL HOME 250-754-6811
Victoria Times Colonist, Area Code 250


Published: February 25, 2003
BRIDEAUX Joan Marie (nee Coaker). Born September 9, 1936 at St. John's Newfoundland . Passed away February 21, 2003 at Victoria Hospice, after a courageous battle with cancer; survived by husband, David; son, Dwayne (Cyndi) of Victoria; daughter, Deanna Curry (Maurice Taylor) of Grande Prairie, Alberta; brothers, Gerald (Joanne) of London, Ontario, Winston (Marge) of St John's Newfoundland; grandchildren, Christopher (Debbie) of Vancouver; Joshua and Keegan Curry of Grande Prairie Alberta; great-granddaughter, Madison of Vancouver; as well as many cousins, nephews, and nieces. Joan will be missed by the many relatives and friends whose lives she touched. The family wishes to thank all the doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers at the Cancer Clinic and Hospice. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 pm on Thursday, February 27, at St. Paul 's Church, 1379 Esquimalt Road . Flowers graciously declined. Donations to the charity of your choice in lieu.
Victoria Times Colonist, Area Code 250


Published February 28, 2003
PHILLIPS MARGARET Mary, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at the Cowichan District Hospital , Duncan , B.C. Born March 19, 1920 in St. John's , Newfoundland . Predeceased by her husband, Daniel in 1982 and a granddaughter, Amanda. Lovingly remembered by her family: daughter, Geraldine (Jeff) Brown, son Edward Wayne (Heather); grandchildren, Darren (Kimberly), Kimberly (Blake), Ryan (Samantha), Brendan, Bailey; great-grandchildren, Corina , Jordan , Jacob and McKayla. Private family arrangements. Cremation. Margaret's cremated remains will be interred next to her husband, Daniel in New Market, Ontario .
Victoria Times Colonist, Area Code 250


Published: May 23, 2003
FREER Emma Winsor, May 16, 2003. Emma was born in Victoria on July 24, 1906 . Her parents emigrated from Newfoundland in 1900 and she was the youngest and last of a family of ten children. She raised her sons in the Lakehill district of Saanich, worked in the jam factory on Quadra St. , at VMD during the Second World War and at Veteran's Hospital for sixteen years, retiring in 1971. A warm and caring woman, she valued her family above all else. She will be greatly missed by her loving sons Gary (Jean) and Gordon (Ann); grandchildren Dave, Jamie, Leslie and Laurie; great-grandchildren Shane, Blair, Andrew and Stevie Freer, Cody Loughran, Tory and Taylor Brantner. Many thanks to the staff at Royal Jubilee EU for their compassionate care. Cremation. Family graveside service, Hatley Gardens , May 24, 11 a.m.
Victoria Times Colonist, Area Code 250


Published: 25 May 2003
PAYNE - Mary Winnifred (nee DOBBIN) on May 22, 2003 at Victoria, BC. Born in 1913 in St. John's, Newfoundland. Predeceased by her dear first husband, Everard Noel Rye TRENTHAM, she leaves her beloved second husband, James Keith PAYNE; 2 daughters, Dudley Noel McCARTHY and Edwina Ann TRENTHAM; 1 step-daughter, Marion KILLION; 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Mary was in love with life and passionate about her family, her friends, flowers, tennis and the ocean. Following cremation, a service will be held at St. James Church, Somerset, Bermuda and her ashes will be strewn on the blue waters of her beloved Bermuda, where she lived for more then [sic] twenty-five years. First Memorial Funeral Services, 384-5512

Published: 4 June 2003
NOEL - Elsie, passed away in Victoria on June 3, 2003. She was born in Newfoundland on May 20, 1906 and was predeceased by her husband, Rev. Nathaniel NOEL in 1977 and also by five brothers. She is survived by her brother, Eddie and sister-in-law Wavey in Toronto; a Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, Elsie also leaves her sons, John in Calgary, Jim in Victoria and Peter in Sidney, as well as nieces and nephews who were very special to her. A service will be held at St. George the Martyr Church, 3909 St. George's Lane, on Saturday, June 7th at 11:00 a.m., the Venerable Logan McMENAMIE officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. McCall Bros. - Helping to honour life - 385-4465

Published: 2 July 2003
MILLER - Maude Marie
, late of Victoria, B.C. Born in Pouch Cove, Nfld. Passed away on June 27th, 2003 at the age of 77 years. Died at home with husband in attendance. She is finally at peace after a long disabling illness. Sent home from the hospital in December 2002 to spend what remaining time she had left. She was cared for by husband and Home Care nurses. She leaves to cherish her memory, husband, Bob after 55 years of marriage, Sons Roy (Diane), grandchildren Johnathan, Sara, Dylan of Victoria, Rika (Susan), grandson Quinn of Vancouver, Randal of Vancouver, brother Charles STRUGNELL (Marie), of Pouch Cove, Nfld., sister Mary FURLONG, of Shoe Cove, Nfld., brother Alf STRUGNELL and sister Jessie SPURRELL of St. John's, Nfld., sister Lucy STRUGNELL of Toronto, Ont. Predeceased by mother, father, brother Jim and sisters Lil and Annie. Special thank you to Victoria Hospice Society and Home Care nurses. A Funeral Service will be held on July 4th, at 2 P.M. at First Memorial Chapel, 4725 Falaise Dr., V8Y 1B4 in Victoria. Flowers appreciated and accepted in remembrance.

Published: July 2003
EATON - Eva Marie (nee GALLANT) born on March 6, 1920 at Stephenville, Newfoundland and passed away on June 29, 2003 at Victoria, B.C. She will be greatly missed by her husband, Jack, daughter -Jeanne (Roy) CHAISSON, of Chilliwack, B.C. granddaughters - Christina (Joe) WELLS of Devon, Alberta, Trichelle (Mike) HINBEST of Chilliwack, B.C., great-granddaughter - Anna WELLS of Devon, Alberta, great grandson - Caden HINBEST, and great great granddaughter - Harmonia STROMCISKI. A memorial service will be held at First Memorial chapel located at 4725 Falaise Dr., Victoria, B.C. on July 10, 2003 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the B.C. Cancer Society. First Memorial Funeral Services - 658-5244

Published: September 18, 2003
WHITE Jeremy 'Jamie, Whity' Alexander Brian White. Born Port Aux Basques, Nfld. October 20, 1975 . Died accidentally in Costa Rica , September 1, 2003 . Predeceased by his grand- father, Alexander J. MacIsaac in 1993. Jamie touched everyone he met. Always had a smile for everyone. He will be sadly missed by his parents, Brian and Rose; one brother, Jason (Lisa); nephew, Brandon; grandmother, Mary MacIsaac, Codroy Valley , Nfld; grandparents, Leonard and Rita White, Port Aux Basques, Nfld. A very special friend, Lorna from England and his best friend, Drew from Whistler, B.C. Many uncles and aunts, cousins all across Canada and friends all over the world. Jamie resided in Whistler the past 5 1/2 years. His love of snowboarding drew him to that part of Canada . He loved Whistler and was planning on making it his home. Jamie lived life to the fullest. This was supposed to be his dream vacation to go surfing and scuba diving. He died doing what he loved. Jamie mademany friends over the years. Always had a smile for everyone, no matter what kind of mood he was in. His famous words. 'It's all good'. Until we meet again son it will be all good. We would like to especially thank Lisa, for all she had done for us through this trying time. To his baseball team 'The Roos' for all their help, #69 will be in our hearts forever. Thanks to all the customers from Cinema Star Video who sent flowers, cards, and just coming to see how we were doing. A Memorial Service will be held in Whistler, BC on October 20, 2003 (his birthday). Cremation has taken place.
Victoria Times Colonist, Area Code 250


Published: October 8, 2003
GLENN Jane (nee Sheppard) passed away peacefully at Victoria , BC on October 4, 2003 in her 91st year. Born in Harbour Grace , Newfoundland , she is predeceased by her husband, William; brothers, Albert and Moses; her loving sisters, Clara, Winnifred and Patsy. Lovingly remembered by her sons, James and Kenneth; her grandsons, Gordon and John; as well as her extended family and family friend, Michael Kearns. Special thanks to the staff of Central Park Lodge. Visitation will be held at McCALL BROS. FUNERAL HOME, Johnson and Vancouver Streets on Thursday, October 9, 2003 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at McCALL BROS. FAMILY CHAPEL, on Friday, October 10, 2003 at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Royal Oak Burial Park . "A loving wife and caring mother, you are dearly missed."
Victoria Times Colonist, Area Code 250

Published: December 17, 2003
BYRNE Mary (Minnie) nee Galway born Harbour Grace, NL July 8, 1915 passed away in the Priory in Victoria , BC on December 16, 2003 . Predeceased by her husband Peter, Son Peter R. brothers James and John and sister Bridget Byrne. Minnie is remembered by her sister Alice Burke, children Bill (Darlene), Betty (Guy) Hanahan, Alice Lambert, Blair (Thurley), Eric (Margarita), Wally (Cathy), Bob (Mona) and Peg (Ron) Gardiner; 22 grandchildren 21 great- grandchildren, many nieces and nephews an daughters-in-law Dorothy, Edna and Debbie. She was raised and lived on Bell Island until moving to Victoria in 1969. Mom will be greatly missed for the love and joy she gave to her family and friends, and the many prayers for all of us. Thanks to Drs. D. Purdon, T. Bailey and the staff at The Priory. Family and friends may pay their respects at Sands West Shore Chapel 317 Goldstream Ave on Thursday, December 18, 2003 between 7 and 8:30 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, December 19, 2003 at 11:00 am in Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 768 Goldstream Ave. Interment to follow in Hatley Memorial Gardens.
Victoria Times Colonist, Area Code 250

Published: 7 January 2004
Born in Point Leamington, Newfoundland, September 28, 1926, passed away on December 26, 2003. Jim was a member of the Royal Navy and a Legion member of 40 years. He was also a member of the Newfoundland Club in Victoria. His kind way and smiling face will be missed by all who knew him including his many relatives in Newfoundland whom which he cherished. A Celebration of Jim's Life will be held on January 10, 2004 at the Royal Canadian Legion Sooke Branch #54 at 1:00p.m. 6726 Eustace Rd. Victoria Times Colonist, Area Code 250



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