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



Published: 24-26 January 2006
RYAN, Patrick Gerard
January 23, 1962 January 21-2006

Suddenly, on January 21, 2006, our beloved Newfie was taken from us. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Lisa, and devoted dog, Sam. Pat will be lovingly remembered by his parents-in-law Roger and Joan; sister-in-law Jan, brother-in-law Mike and nieces Allison and Lauren, who adored their Uncle Pat; his best friend, Terry (Barb); his daughters Candice and Donna in Edmonton; and many other family and friends. To know Pat was to love him. He was kind, loving, gentle, hardworking and a friend to all who were lucky enough to know him. Pat was a proud Newfie with a true Newfie sense of humour. Pat brought so very much to his family in Victoria. Through him we all learned how to express our love and feelings more openly and readily. His greatest joys in life were his family and friends, his dog, and watching his Leafs play hockey. Pat was always the first one to offer help when needed his time was your time. Pat will be sadly missed by all. A memorial service will be held at First Memorial on Thursday, January 26, 2006 10 AM at 4725 Falaise Dr. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Pat's memory to the charity of one's choice.
"We loves ya, b'y."

Published: 31 January 2006 to 1 February 2006
[picture included with newspaper obituary]
O'NEILL, Emily Pearl (nee Mullett) It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Pearl O'Neill who was born on November 18,1927 in Brookfield, Newfoundland. Pearl was a lovely lady, a deeply devoted wife and mother who spent most of her life caring for her wonderful family. (She had a kind word for anyone she would meet.) She loved life, enjoyed a good laugh and was an extremely loving and gentle person. Pearl will be sadly missed by everyone whose lives she touched. Pearl passed away on January 26, 2006 at the Oak Bay Kiwanis Pavilion surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Michael and is survived by her loving brother, Forward. She also left behind seven beautiful children, Wayne, James (Glenda), Gary (Donna), Caroline (Mike), Linda (Dan), Robert, Anna (Norm). Pearl also leaves behind seventeen loving grand-children and twenty loving great grand-children. A very special thank you to the staff of Unit 2A, at the Oak Bay Kiwanis Pavilion: When we met; you were staff, then we became friends; now you are family." At Pearl's request, there will be no funeral and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Oak Bay Kiwanis Pavilion. (Thanks Bob)
Ma, you are now our guardian Angel.

Published: 29-31 March 2006 to 1 February 2006
[picture of both Mary and her husband included with newspaper obituary]
JOHNSTON, Mary Theresa
October 25, 1925 March 24, 2006

Mary passed away peacefully at RJH after a courageous battle with cancer. Mary is survived by her children Judy, Raye, Edward, and her grandchildren Chris, Shawn, Nadine, Stefan, and her extended family Chuck, Dianne, Bryce, and Mariah. Mary was a proud NewFoundlander and her heart was always there. She was born on one island on the East and passed away on an island on the West. Mary will now be able to join her husband Ron in a peaceful place.

Published: 31 March 2006
RABBITTS, Alfred T. (Fred)
WW II Veteran (RCAF)

Born in St. John's, Newfoundland on July 27, 1913. Died peacefully at the Victoria Hospice on March 28, 2006. Beloved husband of Phyllis. Dear father of Phyllis and Linda. Special Grandad to Scott, Karen and David. In memoriam donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Published: 7-8 June 2006
MENU, Jeannette Frances

Passed away suddenly on June 1, 2006. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland on December 19, 1929, the 8th child of Henry and Jeanette Foster. Predeceased by her husband Marcel and siblings Jack, Phyllis, Ollie (Chris), Nina, Helen, Adrian and Harry. Left with fond memories are her children, Janet (Darren), Marc (Kathy), Cathay (Cliff), Lisa (Paul), Paul (Jen), Mona (AI) and her brother and sisters Alex Foster, Sheila Whalen, of St John's and Stella Hyder of N.C.; and grandkids Cameron, Alicia, Tyler, Calvin, Courtney, Aysa, Jake, Camille, Dustin, Mason and Maria; also her very special nephew Brian Moodie (Joan, Lori, Darren). Jeannie was full of love and we will all long to see and hear her throw out her arms and shout, "I loves yous all"! We loves you too Jeannie! Service will be held at the First Memorial Funeral Home, 4725 Falaise Drive, Royal Oak on Saturday, June 10, at 2:00 p.m., followed by a celebration of her life at 4456 Majestic Drive. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. and Yukon, 107-1001 Cloverdale Avenue, Victoria, B.C., V8X 4C9.

Published: 10 June 2006
CLARKE, Kathleen Joan Kay was born in 1938 in Twillingate, Nfld. She was a proud member of the Labrador Metis Nation. Kay lived an adventurous life in Bermuda, New England and Canada. She hiked in the Swiss Alps, mastered cross country skiing in the White Mountains and camped in BC. She read voraciously, enjoyed daily cross word puzzles, scrabble and discussing world events. She was a humble philosopher and an occasional poet. Kay shared 45 years of marriage with her soulmate Howard. She was adored and respected by her family and friends, too numerous to name. Mom left us with much imparted wisdom, heirloom quilts, hand-sewn dolls and infinite Love. We are immensely proud of her. Special thanks to good friends who surrounded us with Love in our time of sorrow. We will celebrate Kay's life July 1-3 in Qualicum Bay, rsvp 250-757-9798. 

Published: 25 November 2006
[picture included in paper copy of newspaper]
MOORCROFT, Elizabeth Ann (nee O'Neill)
1923 2006

Peggy was born in St. John's Newfoundland and passed away peacefully in her sleep in Victoria, BC on July 22, 2006. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Tom and three children, Bobby, Alice and Tommy. She is survived by her daughter Barbara and granddaughter Erin Elizabeth. Peggy met her future husband in 1941, joined the RCN in 1943 and came to Vancouver to be married in 1945 and spent most of her life in Victoria. Her family will remember her for her honesty, generosity and sense of humour. We will miss her a great deal. Barbara and Erin would like to thank all the nurses and staff at Mount Edwards Court, especially Barb, Joan, Marge, Lorraine and Kim for their love and support. A celebration of her life will take place in the main lounge at Mount Edwards Court, 1002 Vancouver Street on Saturday, July 29, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to CFAX's Santa's Anonymous. Cremation entrusted to Hatley Memorial Gardens.

Published: 25 November 2006
PARSONS, Calvert J. (Brent)
It is with sadness we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, son and brother. Brent passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Miller Centre Palliative Care Unit on Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at age 53. Brent leaves to mourn his wife Wendy, son Brent J. (Malahat, B.C.) and daughter Melanie (Ian) Vancouver, B.C., parents Russell and Lorraine Parsons, sister Beverly (Ray) Stockwood, brothers Marven (Madeline) Parsons, all of Manuels, Nfld. and Rev. Scott Parsons (Rev. Miriam Bowlby) of Newton, Nfld., nieces Melissa (Kent) Hannam, Kristina Parsons, Hilary Fillier and nephew William Russell Parsons, aunts, uncles and friends. Brent spent over 25 years working at sea. His three passions in life were his family, the sea and riding his motorcycle. He will be very much missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were held on Friday, November 10, 2005 at Topsail United Church, Manuels, Nfld. Cremation. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made to Palliative Care Unit Miller Centre, St. Johns, Nfld. or the Lung Association. or Chemotherapy Unit, 2nd Floor, Cowichan Community Hospital.



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