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The Western Star Newspaper
February 2004

 

Monday, February 2, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

CROCKER, Hubert Gerald
Cox's Cove, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Hubert Crocker announce his sudden passing on Saturday, January 31, 2004 at Cox's Cove, at the age of 51 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories is his wife Doris, daughters: Peggy (David) Crocker, Tina (Leroy) Lovell, and Tanya (Danny) Robinson, his parents Gerald and Lena Crocker, Cox's Cove, grandparents Benjamin and Lillian Wells, Cox's Cove, grandchildren: David Crocker, Justin and Breanna Lovell, Hayley and Abigail Robinson; brothers: Warren (Phoebe), Ontario, Archibald (Roseletta), Cox's Cove, Quincey (Pauline), Gillams, and Quinton (Lisa), Ontario, mother-in-law Mary Crocker, Mountain View House, Meadows, as well as a large circle of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his sister Levina and father-in-law Reginald Crocker. Friends may visit Emmanuel Pentecostal Church, Cox's Cove on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. from where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 3 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Hillier officiating. Interment to follow at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

WALBOURNE, Samuel Cecil
World War II
Merchant Marine

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Samuel Walbourne announce his passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Sunday, February 1, 2004 at the age of 80. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Ruth Huxter and her children: Denise, Darren, Douglas, Dawn, Donovan, Derrick and Deidra. Sisters: Winnie, Florence, Ruth, Daisy, Marion and also a large number of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his brothers: Frank, Bramwell, Archibald, Don and a sister Georgina. Visitation will take place at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road, Monday, February 2, 2004 from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday, February 3, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. from Oakland United Church with Rev. Clayton Parsons officiating. Interment to follow at Mount Patricia Receiving Chapel. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road, 634-2500. The family guestbook may be signed or memorial donations may be made by visiting our website www.country-haven.ca

CASSELL, Frances Louise
Jackson's Arm
Feb. 22nd, 1920 - Jan. 31st, 2004

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Frances Louise Cassell announce her passing on Saturday, January 31st, 2004 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in her 83rd year. She will be sadly missed by her son Melvin (Rita) of Jackson's Arm, Five grandchildren: Wanda of Calgary, Kimberly (Vaden) Patey of River of Ponds, Floyd (Lori) of London, Ontario, Lisa (Roddy) House at Wooler, Ontario, and Gloria of Peterborough, Ontario. Ten great-grandchildren: Tara, Shauna, Jake, Luke, Jamie, Makayla, Gregory, Kayne, Joshua and Jessica. Two brothers: Malcolm (Joyce), Douglas (Patsy), both of Pasadena. Five sisters: Anita Davis of Gander, Nora Seaward of Niagara Falls, Martha (William) Barry of St. John's, Pearl (Maxwell) Upshall, and Sadie Wicks, both of Pasadena. One sister-in-law Maimie Hounsell of Deer Lake. Also a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Walter. Visitation will take place from the Anglican Church in Jackson's Arm today, where also funeral service will take place on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ransom officiating. Interment to follow at the family plot. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Street, Deer Lake.
"Forever in Our Hearts"

MURPHY, Doreen Patricia
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Doreen Murphy announce her passing at the Humber Memorial Regional Hospital in Toronto, Ontario on January 30, 2004 at the age of 74 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories daughters: Rose-anne (Frank) Easton of Ontario, Phyllis (George) Randell of Corner Brook, Maureen (Donald) Ivany of Irishtown, & Sylvia (John) Coombs of Corner Brook; son: Leonard (Renee) Murphy of Ontario; ten grandchildren: Darrell, Patrick, Margaret, Lonnie, Michael, Richard, Nicole, Erin, Cyril & Patricia; four great-grandchildren: Johnathan, Tyler, Timothy & Nicholas; brothers: Roy (Pearl) Pennell & Lorne (Mary) Pennell; sisters: Pauline (Jim) Sloan & Mary (Richard) Williams; very special companion, John Sweet of Ontario; step-mother, Mary Pennell & family: Linda, Dale, Brian, Ada, Margaret, Bruce, Lorna, Elvis, Debbie, Rowella and Joanne; and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation will take place today from 7-9 p.m. at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road, from where the funeral will take place on Tuesday, February 3, 2004 at 2 p.m. with Mrs. Mary Brenson officiating. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations to the charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Country Haven Funeral Home, 634-2500. The family guestbook may be signed or donations may be made by visiting our website www.country-haven.ca


Tuesday, February 3, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

PINSENT, Marjorie Viola
It is with much sadness that Vi's family announces her death on January 30, 2004 in Kelowna, at the age of 83 years. Vi was born on October 21, 1920 in Hamiota, Manitoba. Survived by her loving husband Cy and family; two sons: Bonner (Valerie) of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Grant (Theresa) of Airdrie, Alberta; three grandchildren: John (Michelle), Suzanne (Harold), Gavin and three great-grandchildren: Zachary, Mackenzie and Abigail; four sisters: Olive, Bernice, Lynne, Joyce; one brother Garth. Predeceased by sister Phyllis and brother Keith. Vi was a graduate from the Grace Hospital School of Nursing in Winnipeg, Manitoba and practiced nursing until retirement. Vi was a life master in Duplicate Bridge, enjoyed the game of golf and curling. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday February 3rd at St. Paul's United Church, 3131 Lakeshore Road. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Vi's memory be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1633 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1P6. Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, (250) 762-2299.

LIDSTONE, Clarence Bruce
Hughes Brook, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of Clarence Bruce Lidstone announce his sudden passing on Monday, February 2, 2004 in his 77th year. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories, his wife of 55 years Irene; children: Bruce Lidstone (Ena), Marie Cunning (George); grandchildren: Bradly, Beckie, Jeffrey, Brent, Glenn, great granddaughter Faith Allison Sarah; brother Jim (Vera); sisters: Audrey, Valda (Doug), Halifax, June (Gerald), Stephenville; sisters-in-law: Mary Lidstone, Laura Lidstone and a large number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Alice, brothers: Calvin and Gilbert; nephews: David, Jack McGinn. The funeral service will be held Thursday, February 5th at 2:00 p.m. from The Humber United Church, Clarence Street, Reverend Patricia Melindy officiating. The interment will follow at Mt. Patricia Cemetery. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, flowers are graciously accepted or memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, Corner Brook Chapter. The family guest book may be signed or memorial donations may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

PENNEY, Alfreda May (Sheppard)
Summerside, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Alfreda Penney announce her passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Monday, February 2, 2004 at the age of 74 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories sons: Derek (Eileen), George (Geraldine); daughters: Sharon (Thomas) all of Summerside, and Janet (Thomas) of Fort St. John; grandchildren: Shara, Johathon, Corrie, Rhonda, Ronald & Kathy; seven great-grandchildren; sisters: Marie Green of Summerside & Lillian Penney of Stephenville; brothers: Kevin of Nova Scotia & Ronald of Ontario and a large number of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Thomas in April 2003. Visitation will take place at St. Paul's Anglican Church in Summerside today and Wednesday, February 4, 2004 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. from where the funeral service will take place on Thursday, February 5, 2004 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Payne officiating. Interment at the church cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations to St. Paul's Anglican Church. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Country Haven Funeral Home, 634-2500. The family guestbook may be signed or donations made by visiting our website www.country-haven.ca


Wednesday, February 4, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

TODD, James
Stephenville

It is with great sadness that the family of the late James Todd announce his passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville on Monday, February 2, 2004 at the age of 83 years. He will be sadly missed by his two sons: Iain (Tara) Todd of Paradise, NL, Christopher Todd of Stephenville and one daughter, Belinda Furlong (Joe Hefferan) of Port au Port, one sister, Adeline (Len) Hill of Devon, England and two grandchildren: Jessica Todd, David Furlong and a large circle of relatives and friends. Cremation Service took place at Russell's Crematorium, Stephenville. A Memorial Service will take place on Thursday, February 5th at 2:00 p.m. at Russell's Funeral Home Chapel, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the SPCA, Stephenville or to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #35, Stephenville would be greatly appreciated.

CORMIER, Catherine Isabelle
Corner Brook, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Catherine Cormier announce her passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Monday, February 2, 2004 at the age of 62 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her husband of 29 years, Eugene; son, Eugene Damase of Wolfville, NS; sister, Bernadine Power of Corner Brook; brothers: Vincent (Maria) Dicks, Adrian (Diane) Dicks all of Ontario; Jim (Barbara) Walsh, Gerard Walsh, Joseph (Jackie) Walsh, Michael (Juanita) Walsh all of St. John's, NL and Kevin (Midalas) Walsh of Ontario; uncle Peter Dicks; aunt Margaret both of Corner Brook and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation will take place today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Rd. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. from Most Holy Redeemer Cathedral with Father Gale officiating. Interment at Mount Patricia Receiving Chapel. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations to the Western Memorial Regional Hospital Chemotherapy Unit. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Country Haven Funeral Home, 634-2500. The family guestbook may be signed or donations made by visiting our website www.country-haven.ca

PINSENT, Marjorie Viola
It is with much sadness that V's family announces her death on January 30, 2004 in Kelowna, at the age of 83 years. Vi was born on October 21, 1920 in Hamiota, Manitoba. Survived by her loving husband Cy and family; two sons: Bonner (Valerie) of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Grant (Theresa) of Airdrie, Alberta; three grandchildren: John (Michelle), Suzanne (Harold), Gavin and three great-grandchildren: Zachary, Mackenzie and Abigail; four sisters: Olive, Bernice, Lynne, Joyce; one brother Garth. Predeceased by sister Phyllis and brother Keith. Vi was a graduate from the Grace Hospital School of Nursing in Winnipeg, Manitoba and practiced nursing until retirement. Vi was a life master in Duplicate Bridge, enjoyed the game of golf and curling. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday February 3rd at St. Paul's United Church, 3131 Lakeshore Road. In lieu of lowers the family request donations in Vi's memory be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1633 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1P6. Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, (250) 762-2299.

MURPHY, Patricia Dolores
A Memorial Mass is being celebrated by Monsignor Michael Murphy at All Hallows Roman Catholic Church, Humber Road, at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 6th 2004 in memory of Patricia Dolores Murphy, who died on January 24th 2004, in Ottawa with funeral service in Ottawa January 27th. She was predeceased by her parents, Dr. John J. and Marguerite Elise (Kenway) Murphy. Leaving to mourn her brother, Dr. Noel F. Murphy, sister Maureen V. Myers, Harwichport, USA, nephew Kenon Myers, Harwichport, USA, nieces Edwina Martin and husband Hugh LeDrew, Sydney, NS, Gerine and husband David Collingwood, Corner Brook, grand nieces Wendy Martin and husband Paul McKenzie and children Megan, Stephen and Jordan, Sydney, NS, Jackie Penney and husband Derek Batten, and children Isaac and Luke, St. John's NL, Jennifer and husband Travis Chaulk, St. John's, NL, and many other relatives and friends.
Everyone is welcome to come to the Memorial Mass.

MURPHY, Michael Gerald
Corner Brook, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Michael Murphy announce his passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Monday, February 2, 2004 at the age of 81 years. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Genevieve; daughters: Mary (Eric) McDuffy of Ontario, Donna (Jerry) Chaisson, Sharon (Mike) Wall all of Codroy Valley, Madelyn (Gerard) Martell and Joanne (Bill Penney) all of Ontario; sons: Michael (Irene), Pat (Janet Oram) all of Corner Brook and Frank (Sharon) of Ontario; 13 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; sisters: Nellie of Stephenville and Molly Tobin of Corner Brook; and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by daughter Alicia, son Robert and brother William. Visitation will take place at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road today from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, February 5, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Friday, February 6, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. from Most Holy Redeemer Cathedral with Father Gale officiating. Interment at Mount Patricia Receiving Chapel. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Country Haven Funeral Home, 634-2500. The family guestbook may be signed or donations made by visiting our website www.country-haven.ca

LUTHER, Arthur George
88 Nicholsville Road, Deer Lake, NL A8A 1V4

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Arthur G. Luther announce his passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Tuesday, February 3, 2004 in his 95th year. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories, daughter Glenda Luther, Corner Brook; sons: Franklin (Mona), Deer Lake, Wayne (Alice), Bay Roberts; grandchildren: Dana (Steve) Junger, Kent (Virginia), Blair (Marilyn), Allison, Steven, Kirk; great grandchildren: Bradley, Dana and Jordan, as well as dear family members Joy and Don. He will also be remembered by sister Maud Patrick; sister-in-law Doris Luther, also nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by wife Maisie, December 2, 2003, brothers, Joseph and James and sisters Rebecca, Kate, Lily and grandson Keith. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 10 Clinic Drive, Deer Lake, Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, February 6th at 2:00 p.m. from St. Paul's United Church, Deer Lake, officiated by Reverend Doctor Tony Newell. Interment to follow at the United Church Cemetery, Wight's Road. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Janeway Children's Hospital. The family guest book may be signed or memorial donations may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca
To the world he was but one, but to us he was the world.

LIDSTONE, Clarence Bruce
Hughes Brook, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of Clarence Bruce Lidstone announce his sudden passing on Monday, February 2, 2004 in his 77th year. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories, his wife of 55 years Irene; children: Bruce Lidstone (Ena), Marie Cunning (George); grandchildren: Bradly, Beckie, Jeffrey, Brent, Glenn, great granddaughter Faith Allison Sarah; brother Jim (Vera); sisters: Audrey, Valda (Doug), Halifax, June (Gerald), Stephenville; sisters-in-law: Mary Lidstone, Laura Lidstone and a large number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Alice, brothers: Calvin and Gilbert; nephews: David, Jack McGinn. The funeral service will be held Thursday, February 5th at 2:00 p.m. from The Humber United Church, Clarence Street, Reverend Patricia Melindy officiating. The interment will follow at Mt. Patricia Cemetery Receiving Chapel. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, flowers are graciously accepted or memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, Corner Brook Chapter. The family guest book may be signed or memorial donations may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

HUMBER, Evangeline Ethel
Norris Point
Aug. 30th, 1915 - Feb. 3rd, 2004

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Evangeline Ethel Humber announce her passing on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2004 at the Bonne Bay Health Centre in her 88th year. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, her 10 children: Gus (Stella) of Port Saunders, Hayward (Ivy) of Rocky Harbour, Tom (Catherine) of Toronto, Ontario, Catherine (Gordon) Laing of Norris Point, Margaret (Clarence) Laing of Sally's Cove, Edna (William) Maynard of Bonne Bay Pond, Leona Cluney of Vancouver, Edith Humber of Toronto, Ontario, Thelma (Emanuel) Payne of Rocky Harbour, and Gladys (Edward) Payne of Port Saunders; 36 grandchildren, 58 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren, one sister Annie (Leslie) Reid of Norris Point; also a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband George in 1968, parents William & Elizabeth Reid, brothers: George and Victor. Visitation will take place from the Anglican Church in Norris Point today, Wednesday and Thursday where also funeral services will take place on Friday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Olsson officiating. Interment to follow at the family plot, funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Street, Deer Lake.
"Forever In Our Hearts"


Thursday, February 5, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

MURPHY, Patricia Dolores
A Memorial Mass
is being celebrated by Monsignor Michael Murphy at All Hallows Roman Catholic Church, Humber Road, at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 6th 2004 in memory of Patricia Dolores Murphy, who died on January 24th 2004, in Ottawa with funeral service in Ottawa January 27th. She was predeceased by her parents, Dr. John J. and Marguerite Elise (Kenway) Murphy. Leaving to mourn her brother, Dr. Noel F. Murphy, sister Maureen V. Myers, Harwichport, USA, nephew Kenon Myers, Harwichport, USA, nieces Edwina Martin and husband Hugh LeDrew, Sydney, NS, Gerine and husband David Collingwood, Corner Brook, grand nieces Wendy Martin and husband Paul McKenzie and children Megan, Stephen and Jordan, Sydney, NS, Jackie Penney and husband Derek Batten, and children Isaac and Luke, St. John's, NL, Jennifer and husband Travis Chaulk, St. John's, NL, and many other relatives and friends.
Everyone is welcome to come to the Memorial Mass.

LUTHER, Arthur George
88 Nicholsville Road, Deer Lake, NL A8A 1V4

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Arthur G. Luther announce his passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Tuesday, February 3, 2004 in his 95th year. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories, daughter Glenda Luther, Corner Brook; sons: Franklin (Mona), Deer Lake, Wayne (Alice), Bay Roberts; grandchildren: Dana (Steve) Junger, Kent (Virginia), Blair (Marilyn), Allison, Steven, Kirk; great grandchildren: Bradley, Dana and Jordan, as well as dear family members Joy and Don. He will also be remembered by sister Maude Patrick; sister-in-law Doris Luther, also nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by wife Maisie, December 2, 2003, brothers, Joseph and James and sisters Rebecca, Kate, Lily and grandson Keith. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 10 Clinic Drive, Deer Lake, Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, February 6th at 2:00 p.m. from St. Paul's United Church, Deer Lake, officiated by Reverend Doctor Tony Newell. Interment to follow at the United Church Cemetery, Wight's Road. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Janeway Children's Hospital. The family guest book may be signed or memorial donations may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca
To the world he was but one, but to us he was the world.

ROCHE, Catherine Miriam (Min)
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Catherine Miriam Roche announce her passing on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 67. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories, her husband of 47 years Francis; children: Frank, Rita Walsh (Terry), Paul, John (Lynn); grandchildren: Jason, Ellisha, Michelle, Shannon, Martin, Jodi-Ann, Shane, Lisa Marie, Sara, Alicia, Erim, Frederick, Patsy; great grandchildren: Victoria, Ethan; sisters: Anne Prosser (Tom), Jenny Lang Caines, Nioma Seymour, Loretta Caines (Leo Kirby), Kitty Dumont (George); brothers: George (Bessie), Walter (Helen), Ralph; sisters-in-law: Sister Edward Mary Roche, Mary Donavan, Camille Bruce (Dennis), Teresa Tompkins (Stan), Assumpta Roche, Gertrude Roche, Alice Caines, Madonna Caines; brother-in-law Edward Roche; special friend Carol Roche and numerous other relatives and special friends. She was predeceased by her son Joseph, parents Frederick and Blanche, sister-in-law Carol Roche; brothers: Frederick, Gus and Art. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, February 6th at 10:30 a.m. from Sacred Heart Church, Curling Street, Father Bernard Buckle officiating, followed by cremation. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 218 Curling Street Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Palliative Care Unit of the Western Memorial Regional Hospital. The family guest book may be signed or memorial donations may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

SNOW, Dr. John
In time of need
Newfoundlanders in Virginia embrace the Snow family
by Noelle Hall (Special to The Western Star)

Spotsylvania, V. - On Dec. 16, 2003, I received an e-mail from my sister, Barbara Chason, who works for the Corner Brook City Library. It was a sad e-mail relating the tragic accident in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, involving Dr. John Snow and his wife Kathleen, both residents of Corner Brook.
Dr. Snow was very active with the provincial libraries of Newfoundland. He and his wife had traveled to Kitty Hawk several days before in order to be part of festivities surrounding the Wright Brothers Celebration. Unfortunately he was killed instantly when their car was struck by another vehicle. Mrs. Snow was air lifted to a hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, with rather serious injuries. Her children were flying in to Norfolk to be with her.
But enough has been written about the tragic accident and the loss of a well-admired man and the injuries sustained by his wife. I am not here to dwell on the down side of this event. I am here to relate to you a story about the wondrous magnificent thing called the human heart.
After hearing about the event from Barbara, I was thinking how this would be a very sad and devastating time for the family even if it had occurred in their hometown. As least in Corner Brook, they would have the support of friends and family. The emotions they were experiencing must have been compounded with being so far from home and no one to reach out to. Being only nine days before Christmas wouldn't help either. "If only they had some local family or support," I mused.
I reside in Spotsylvania, Virginia, which is 2 and ½ hours from the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area. It would be hard for me to be there for them. That's when a thought occurred to me...I knew many Newfoundlanders residing in that area so I picked up the phone and called Elaine Corning (nee Walters of St. John's, NL). I relayed the news to her and asked if she thought her and several others could perhaps offer some moral support to the family. At least call and say, "hey, we are here if you need us." And that my folks, is when the "Newfoundland Network" proved their solidarity.
Elaine first called the Snows and let them know that they were not alone. Elaine told me that one of the daughters, Jennifer, couldn't believe that there was a pocket of fellow Newfoundlanders right there. Just knowing that they were offering their support was overwhelming.
After the phone call, Elaine then contacted members of the club and they put their heads together to see what could be done. Fellow Newfoundlanders such as Mercedes Siska (nee O'Brien of Ferryland), Joan Lynch (nee Cormack of St. John's), Louise Fahey (nee Rideout of Fox Trap), Marlene Kobylanski (nee Bayly of Reidville) along with others joined in to help in whatever way they could. Extra blankets were delivered for the guestrooms at the hospital where the Snows were staying. An electric cooler was even provided for the room. Cooked meals were prepared and delivered.
Isabelle Rader (nee Brynildses of St. John's) took a fruit basket along with a little stuffed teddy bear that she gave to the youngest member of the family, Lisa, who was there without her new baby or husband. The other children's spouses had been able to accompany them but Lisa was all alone. Isabelle thought the bear would give Lisa something to cuddle up to for comfort. A Cape Breton couple, John and Pat Grant, joined in and offered their assistance. Most of all what was taken to the Snow family as they waited for their mother to come out of her coma, was moral and spiritual support. They were no longer cast adrift in a sea of emotions, all by themselves. They knew they could reach out and grasp another hand to help reel them in.
I called the hospital to get updates and checked with my friends about what was happening.
I would then e-mail my sister, Barbara, in Corner Brook so her and the other employees of the library could be kept up to date. Once again here was that strong Newfoundland connection coming through for all. When one of Mrs. Snow's children reflected to me that all this goodwill made her feel like she had an extended family, I hung up the phone and it came to me that isn't that what we all are, no matter where we live; no matter where we originated from...One big family. In the case of this story, one big supportive Newfoundland family.
Mrs. Snow was transported to a hospital in London, Ont., on Dec. 24. One more stop in a long road to recovery.
(Noelle Hall is the author of two children's books. Emily & the Captain: A Woody Point Story and Emily & the Captain: A Winter Adventure takes place in Woody Point Bonne Bay. Noelle is an American with Newfoundland roots. Her mother, Georgia Kathleen Noel, grew up in Woody Point. She later met and married Albert H. Chason, a U.S. Marine stationed in Argentia after the Second World War. Noelle spent many summers visiting relatives in Woody Point and later attended Memorial University. She lives in Spotsylvania Virginia, yet much of her time is spent at her house in Woody Point...which in her heart, is home.)


Friday, February 6, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

KEARNEY, Bernadette
Corner Brook, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Bernadette Kearney announce her passing on Thursday, February 5, 2004 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 81 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories; her husband John Kearney, Corner Brook, son Paul (Karen), Vancouver, BC, adoptive brother Joe White, Corner Brook, sister Grace Bennett (Joseph), Lourdes, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by brother Stanley Newhook and sister Rebecca McHugh. Cremation has taken place. The Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, February 7th at 10:30 a.m. from The Most Holy Redeemer Cathedral, Mt. Bernard Avenue. Father Edmund Camacho officiating. As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue, Corner Brook. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

JENNEX, Margaret
Corner Brook, NL

Passed peacefully away at home on Wednesday, February 4th, 2004 Margaret Jennex at the age of 95 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her daughter Carol and son-in-law Roy Reid; grandchildren: Janice (Tom), Lisa (Mike), Barbara, Mike (Linda), and Joe; great-grandchildren: Matthew and Emily; brother George, her special nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Joe Jennex in 1972; her parents Nicholas and Bridget Madore; her sisters Minnie Madore, Veronica Vincent and Matilda Clarke; and her brothers Joe and Peter Madore. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, Curling St. on Saturday, February 7th at 10:30 a.m. with Father Bernard Buckle officiating. The interment will follow at the Mt. Patricia Cemetery Receiving Chapel. The family will be receiving friends at Fillatre's Funeral Home, 218 Curling St. on Friday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. As expressions of sympathy flowers will be graciously accepted or donations in her memory may be made to the NL Chapter of the Canadian Diabetes Association, or to the charity of one's choice. The family guest book may be signed or memorial donations may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

ELLSMERE, Irene Jeanette
(Formerly of Mt. Moriah)

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Irene Jeanette Ellsmere (nee Hunt), age 64, announce her passing on Tuesday, January 27th, 2004, at the Belleville General Hospital, Belleville, Ontario. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Thomas Ellsmere; parents: Chesley and Elizabeth (Alley) Hunt; sister, Mary Hunt; brother, Leslie Hunt and niece, Rosland Pink. Left with fond and loving memories are: son, Daniel Moreau (Doreen) of Haileybury; sisters: Alice Bellows, Alvine Wiseman (Chesley), of Mt. Moriah; Rachel Dennis (Lloyd) of Springbrook; brothers: James (Sid) Hunt, of Toronto, Russell Hunt (Roberta) Whitbourne; Chesley Hunt (Joy), of Mt. Moriah; Gerald Hunt (Ellen) of Bowmanville, Ontario. Also leaving to mourn a large number of nieces and nephews and a circle of other relatives and friends. A memorial service was held at St. John's Anglican Church, Craighurst, Ontario on Wednesday, February 4, 2004. Her cremated remains will be laid to rest this spring in the St. John's Anglican Cemetery, Craighurst. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

PROSPER, William Thomas
Corner Brook, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Bill Prosper announce his sudden passing on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 78 years. Leaving to mourn with very fond and loving memories; Ted, Mary and Michael Kelly, with whom he resided, brothers: Murdock (Jean) Prosper, Eric Prosper and Hector (Eva) Prosper, brother-in-law, James Whiteway, as well as his extended family "the Kelly's:", nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Richard and Bertha May Prosper, sister Muriel Whiteway and "special Mom" Mrs. Mary Kelly. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9:00 p.m., and Saturday morning 10-12 noon. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 7th 2:00 p.m. from All Saints Church, Clarence Street, officiated by Rev. Monica Coffin. Interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Townsite. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to All Saints Memorial Fund or to the charity of one's choice. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

ROCHE, Catherine Miriam (Min)
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Catherine Miriam Roche announce her passing on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 67. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories, her husband of 47 years Francis; children: Frank, Rita Walsh (Terry), Paul, John (Lynn); grandchildren: Jason, Ellisha, Michelle, Shannon, Martin, Jodi-Ann, Shane, Lisa Marie, Sara, Alicia, Erim, Frederick, Patsy; great grandchildren: Victoria, Ethan; sisters: Anne Prosser (Tom), Jenny Lang Caines, Nioma Seymour, Loretta Caines (Leo Kirby), Kitty Dumont (George); brothers: George (Bessie), Walter (Helen), Ralph; sisters-in-law: Sister Edward Mary Roche, Mary Donavan, Camille Bruce (Dennis), Teresa Tompkins (Stan), Assumpta Roche, Gertrude Roche, Alice Caines, Madonna Caines; brother-in-law Edward Roche; special friend Carol Roche and numerous other relatives and special friends. She was predeceased by her son Joseph, parents Frederick and Blanche, sister-in-law Carol Roche; brothers: Frederick, Gus and Art. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, February 6th at 10:30 a.m. from Sacred Heart Church, Curling Street, Father Bernard Buckle officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Patricia Cemetery Receiving Chapel. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 218 Curling Street Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Palliative Care Unit of the Western Memorial Regional Hospital. The family guest book may be signed or memorial donations may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca


Saturday, February 7, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

JENNEX, Margaret
Corner Brook, NL

Passed peacefully away at home on Wednesday, February 4th, 2004 Margaret Jennex at the age of 95 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her daughter Carol and son-in-law Roy Reid; grandchildren: Janice (Tom), Lisa (Mike), Barbara, Mike (Linda), and Joe; great-grandchildren: Matthew and Emily; brother George, her special nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Joe Jennex in 1972; her parents Nicholas and Bridget Madore; her sisters Minnie Madore, Veronica Vincent and Matilda Clarke; and her brothers Joe and Peter Madore. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, Curling St. on Saturday, February 7th at 10:30 a.m. with Father Bernard Buckle officiating. The interment will follow at the Mt. Patricia Cemetery Receiving Chapel. The family will be receiving friends at Fillatre's Funeral Home, 218 Curling St. on Friday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. As expressions of sympathy flowers will be graciously accepted or donations in her memory may be made to the NL Chapter of the Canadian Diabetes Association, or to the charity of one's choice. The family guest book may be signed or memorial donations may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

NICHOLS, William Thomas (Bud)
Deer Lake
Dec. 10th, 1931 - Feb. 6th, 2004

It is with great sadness that the family of the late William Thomas Nichols announce his passing on Friday, February 6th, 2004 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in his 72nd year. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Shirley (nee Oake); five sons: Gary (Corrina) Oake of Deer Lake, Sandy (Marie) Nichols of Fort McMurray, Tony Nichols of Toronto, Christopher Nichols of Iqaluit and Philip Nichols of Deer Lake; four daughters: Roberta (Milton) Anstey, Patricia (Bruce) King both of Fort McMurray, Lorraine (David) Evans of Deer Lake and Marlane (Jody) Janes of Reidville; 14 grandchildren: Nicole, Heather, Jason, Shannon, Nathan, Justin, Laura, Jennifer, Shayne, Steven, Adrianna, Devon, Samantha and Tristan; five great-grandchildren: Mallory, Lindsay, Marcel, Jenna and Nicholas; his sister Patricia (Soloman) Yetman and his brother George (Shirley) Nichols both of Deer Lake. Also a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation will take place from Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Street, Deer Lake on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will take place on Monday at 2:00 p.m. from St. Michael's & All Angels Anglican Church in Deer Lake with Rev. Barter officiating. Interment to follow at the family plot. By request of the family in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Anglican Church or the Palliative Care Unit. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, Deer Lake.
"Forever In Our Hearts"

JONES, William (Bill)
7 Island Pond Drive, Kippens
William (Bill) Jones (1933 - 2004)
passed peacefully away on February 5, 2004 at Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital surrounded by family and friends. Bill lived a great life, his story telling and friendship will be missed by his long time partner, Rosemary Higgins, his children, sisters, brothers, family and friends. Happy hunting and fishing in the land you now travel. A private family visitation to take place with Cremation Service to follow. Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of Russell's Funeral Home & Crematorium, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville.

BENNETT, Gerald
Flat Bay, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Gerald Bennett announce his passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital, Stephenville on Thursday, February 5th, 2004 at the age of 66. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Margaret; children: Sharon (Danny) Cormier, Jacqueline (Ricky) Cormier both of St. Theresa's, Melvina (Cody) Anstey, Summerside, Laverna (Keith) Hamacher, Hillsburgh, Ontario, Rebecca Bennett (Todd White), Karen Bray, Melanie Bennett (David Dankawaski) all of Ontario, Brian (Angie Hynes), Stephenville Crossing, Andy (Monica) of Ontario; 16 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters: William (Shelia), Melvin (Shirley), Percy (Yvonne), Francis Jr. (Jackie), Ann Marie (Jerry) Young, Gary (Marlene), Claude (Audrey) all of Flat Bay, Shirley (Bill) Bradbury, Smith Falls, ON, Albert (Linda), Sydney, BC, Raymond (Heather), Hamilton, ON, Fintan (Bobbie), Burlington, ON and Janet (Clifford) Colombe, Mississauga, ON; sister-in-law Paula Bennett, British Columbia. He is predeceased by his brother Reginald. Visitation will begin for friends on Saturday 7-9 p.m. and on Sunday 2-9 p.m. at the St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in Flat Bay from where the funeral mass will take place on Monday, January 9th at 2:00 p.m. with Father Ariel Garcia officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery, Flat Bay. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the St. Ann's Church Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, West Street, Stephenville Crossing. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

BIRTH

FORRESTER
Born August 17, 2003, Kenyon Jacob to Charmaine and Everton Forrester, residing in Calgary, Alberta. Proud grandparents are: Dorothy Pike and the late Wesley G. Pike of Corner Brook.

ELLIOTT
Born to Chad & Brenda Elliott on Dec. 9, 2003, Olivia Patricia Ann. Proud grandparents are Peter & Rosalind Michael & first-time grandparents Wallace & Jean Elliott.

ENGAGEMENT

MARTIN / SMITH
Bernard (BJ) Martin
and Natalie Smith wish to announce their engagement. BJ is the son of Mary Martin of Corner Brook and Natalie is the daughter of Harley and Laura Smith of California. Wedding plans are being made for August 21, 2004 at Sentinel Beach in Yosemite National Forest.

HUTCHINGS / ADEY
The proud parents of Christine and Ian wish to announce their engagement, which took place on December 24, 2003. Christine is the daughter of Terry & Helen Hutchings of Corner Brook. Ian is the son of Darrell & Roseanne Adey of Mt. Moriah. A July 2005 wedding is being planned.


Monday, February 9, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATH

SHARPE, David Theodore
Pasadena, NL

Passed away, Friday, February 6, 2004, David Theodore Sharpe at the age of 59. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his best friend and wife of 30 years Mary; four children: Andrea, Fredericton, Michael, Natuashish, Labrador, Stephen, Edmonton, Maria, Gander; brother Andrew Sharpe (Marilyn), sister Mary Dawe (Bram); brothers-in-law: Gerry St. George (Sheila), Eric St. George (Joan); sisters-in-law: Judy Hanlon, Lynn St. George and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, especially from Scouts college and forestry. He was predeceased by his parents Hubert and Grace (nee Mercer) Sharpe, mother and father-in-law Eric and Ellen St. George, brother-in-law John St. George. The family will be receiving friends at St. David's Anglican Church, Pasadena, Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m., Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon, followed by the funeral service Tuesday, February 10th at 2:00 p.m. Reverend Carol Daley officiating, with the interment at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. The family guest book may be signed or memorial donations may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca


Tuesday, February 10, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

PAYNE, Frank William
Rocky Harbour
Jan. 6th, 1958 - Feb. 8th, 2004

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Frank William Payne announce his passing on Sunday, February 8th, 2004 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in his 46th year. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Faye; his children: Kenny and Kayla; his father Reg Payne of Rocky Harbour; six brothers: Jeff Payne of Rocky Harbour, Brian Payne, Sam Payne, Keith Payne all of Ontario, Reggie (Denise) Payne and Otto (Margaret) Payne both of Rocky Harbour; four sisters: Loretta (Bryan) Parsons of Cormack, Winnie (Bill) Ellsworth of Rocky Harbour, Betty (Bruce) Pittman of Norris Point and Lorie (Dave) Carroll of Ontario; his mother and father-in-law Carl and Rellie Payne of Rocky Harbour; one brother-in-law Clem Payne of Rocky Harbour; three sisters-in-law: Wanada Payne of Corner Brook, Vida (Brian) Payne, Lorelei (Larry) Payne both of Rocky Harbour. Also a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his mother Gladys Payne. Visitation will take place from the Anglican Church in Rocky Harbour today, Tuesday and Wednesday where also funeral service will take place on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Canon Olsson officiating. Interment to follow at the family plot. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Street, Deer Lake.
"Forever In Our Hearts"

SHARPE, David Theodore
Pasadena, NL

Passed away, Friday, February 6, 2004, David Theodore Sharpe at the age of 59. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his best friend and wife of 30 years Mary; four children: Andrea, Fredericton, Michael, Natuashish, Labrador, Stephen, Edmonton, Maria, Gander; brother Andrew Sharpe (Marilyn), sister Mary Dawe (Bram); brothers-in-law: Gerry St. George (Sheila), Eric St. George (Joan); sisters-in-law: Judy Hanlon, Lynn St. George and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, especially from Scouts college and forestry. He was predeceased by his parents Hubert and Grace (nee Mercer) Sharpe, mother and father-in-law Eric and Ellen St. George, brother-in-law John St. George. The family will be receiving friends at St. David's Anglican Church, Pasadena, Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m., Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon, followed by the funeral service Tuesday, February 10th at 2:00 p.m. Reverend Carol Daley officiating, with the interment at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. The family guest book may be signed or memorial donations may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca


Wednesday, February 11, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

DYKE, John Edward
Passed peacefully away at the Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, on, after a lengthy illness on Friday February 6, 2004. He will be sadly missed by his wife Millie of 34 years, son John and daughter Beverly. Loving and devoted "Poppy" of Kelly, Natasha and Gage. John will be lovingly remembered by parents Hector and Ena and all his brothers and sisters: George (Melanie), Allister (Isobel), Ernest (Adair), Anne (Desmond), Anthony (Diane), Helen (Rick) and brother-in-law Gordon (Betty). John leaves behind special friends Joan and Fred. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday February 14th at St. John the Baptist Church, Whitbourne Newfoundland (1-709-759-2870)

YATES, Edna Mary (nee Oake)
Corner Brook, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Edna Yates announces her passing at the J. I. O'Connell Centre on Monday, February 9, 2004 at the age of 93 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, daughters: Helen Way (Roland) and Ruth Green all of Corner Brook; four grandchildren: Robert and Brian Way, Judie Ledrew and Ron O'Connell; eight great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband William Douglas (1978), grandson Barry Way, sisters: Gladys Cox, Marion Johnson and Thelma Legrow. Visitation will be held at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road on Friday, February 13, 2004 beginning at 10:00 a.m. from where the funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. F. John Adams officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the J. I. O'Connell Centre, the Western Memorial Regional Hospital Foundation or First United Church. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Country Haven Funeral Home, 634-2500. The family guestbook may be signed or donations made by visiting our website www.country-haven.ca

PURCHASE, Ida (nee Goulding)
Mountain View Estates

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Ida Purchase announce her passing at the Palliative Care Unit, Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Monday, February 9, 2004 at the age of 82 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories daughters: Linda Hollett (Wayne) of British Columbia, Carol Paul (Kater) of Corner Brook and Paulette Anderson (Brian) of Deer Lake; sons: Robert, Scott (Brenda) all of Corner Brook and Derek (Brada) of Stephenville; ten grandchildren, three great grandchildren; sister Jeanette Price of Vancouver and brother Lester (Elsie) Goulding of St. John's. She was predeceased by her husband Nelson. Visitation will take place at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 12, 2003 at Humber United Church with Rev. Melindy officiating. Interment at a later date. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, Western Memorial Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Country Haven Funeral Home, 634-2500. The family guestbook may be signed or donations made by visiting our website www.country-haven.ca


Thursday, February 12, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

CURRIE, Evelyn
Steady Brook, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Evelyn Currie announce her passing on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 at Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 82 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories; two sons: Arthur (Barbara), Steady Brook and Seward (Janet), Napanee, ON; nine grandchildren: Joanne, Todd, David, Rachael, Susan, Alexander, John, Amanda and Donna; four great grandchildren; brothers Nathan and Edward (Elsie) Bernard, Rose Blanche, as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband John, sons: Donald and Raymond, brother Arthur, sister Phoebe and parents Edward and Martha Bernard. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Friday, February 13, at 2:00 p.m. from The Cathedral of St. John The Evangelist, Main Street. Archbishop Stewart S. Payne officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Patricia Receiving Chapel. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the Western Memorial Regional Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, or to the Canadian Cancer Society.

REID, Arminius
Corner Brook, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Arminius Reid announce his passing on Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 82 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories; his wife Audrey (nee Critch); children: son Robert (Florence), daughters: Shirley (Beaton) Randell, Linda (Leamond) Cassell, Marjorie (Edwin) Reid, son Arminius (Jeanette); 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; brother Dormand Reid (Mae) and sister Margaret Cull, as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by brothers Roland and Booth and sister Elizabeth. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue on Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Thursday morning from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 12, at 2:00 p.m. from the Salvation Army Citadel, Clarence Street, Captain Scott Rideout officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Patricia Receiving Chapel. As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Western Memorial Regional Hospital Foundation.

COUNSEL-BENNETT, Clarice Hilda (nee Martin)
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Clarice Bennett of Pasadena announce her peaceful passing on Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at the J.I. O'Connell Centre, Corner Brook. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories; her granddaughter Leah Wood, Fort McMurray, sisters: Gladys McLeod, Pynn's Brook, Olga (Garland) Rolfe, Massey Drive, brothers: William Martin, Pasadena, Hedley (Vonnie) Martin, Corner Brook, special friend Dulcie Bennett, Deer Lake, as well as a large circle of special nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends. She was predeceased by her first husband Patrick Counsel, son Monty Counsel, second husband John Bennett, parents A.J. and Sarah Martin, sisters: Violet Boone-Pye, Annie Pye-Myles, Doris Martin, Melvina Hellier, Maisie Martin, Myrtle Raymond, Emma Tucker, brothers: Baxter and Roy Martin. Cremation has taken place. The funeral service will be held Friday, February 13, at 11:00 a.m. from Holy Rosary Church, Pasadena, Father Peddle officiating. Interment to follow at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Homes Ltd., 4 St. Marks Avenue, Corner Brook.
"Gone but not forgotten. Forever in our hearts."


Friday, February 13, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

SAMWAYS, Ruth
Corner Brook, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Ruth Samways announce her passing on Wednesday, February 11th, 2004 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 62. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories her brother James Samways (June), Springdale, nieces: Kim Heath (Wallace), Springdale, Karen Israel (Parker), Edmonton, Judy Samways (Harris Powell), Grand Falls; grand nieces and nephews: Marc Heath, Ryan Heath, Samantha Israel, Jamie Powell, and a large number of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents James and Myrtle Samways. The funeral service will be held Friday, February 13th at 3:30 p.m. from St. John the Evangelist Anglican Cathedral, Main Street, the Very Reverend Lorne Gosse officiating, cremation to follow. Visitation was held at Fillatre's Funeral Home, St. Mark's Avenue on Thursday. As expressions of sympathy flowers are graciously accepted or memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. The family guest book may be signed or memorial donations may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

COUNSEL-BENNETT, Clarice Hilda (nee Martin)
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Clarice Bennett of Pasadena announce her peaceful passing on Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at the J.I. O'Connell Centre, Corner Brook. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories; her granddaughter Leah Wood, Fort McMurray, sisters: Gladys McLeod, Pynn's Brook, Olga (Garland) Rolfe, Massey Drive, brothers: William Martin, Pasadena, Hedley (Vonnie) Martin, Corner Brook, special friend Dulcie Bennett, Deer Lake, as well as a large circle of special nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends. She was predeceased by her first husband Patrick Counsel, son Monty Counsel, second husband John Bennett, parents A.J. and Sarah Martin, sisters: Violet Boone-Pye, Annie Pye-Myles, Doris Martin, Melvina Hellier, Maisie Martin, Myrtle Raymond, Emma Tucker, brothers: Baxter and Roy Martin. Cremation has taken place. The funeral service will be held Friday, February 13, at 11:00 a.m. from Holy Rosary Church, Pasadena, Father Peddle officiating. Interment to follow at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Homes Ltd., 4 St. Marks Avenue, Corner Brook.
"Gone but not forgotten. Forever in our hearts."

UPWARD, Ronald Harvey
Deer Lake, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Ronald Harvey Upward announce his passing on Wednesday, February 11th, 2004 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 61. He will be sadly missed by his mother Mrs. Alva Clarke, Deer Lake Manor; four sisters: Helen (Darryl) Thorne, St. John's, Barbara (Stanford) Dumaresque, Labrador City, Ruth (Allan) Upward, Toronto, Patricia Perry, Little Rapids; nieces and nephews: Paula, Roger, Jeremy, Jennifer, Zachary, Ruth Ann, Jessica, and numerous other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father Alex Upward. The funeral service will be held Saturday, February 14th at 11:00 a.m. from Fillatre's Funeral Home, 10 Clinic Drive, Deer Lake, Pastor Baker officiating. The interment will follow at the Mt. Patricia Cemetery Receiving Chapel. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, Deer Lake Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. As expressions of sympathy flowers are graciously accepted or memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. The family guest book may be signed or memorial donations can be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

MILLER, Louise Olive
Corner Brook, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Louise Miller announces her passing at her residence on Thursday, February 12, 2004 at the age of 76 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, daughters: Linda and Sheila (Ian) Goodyear all of Corner Brook; son Jake of Corner Brook; grandchildren: Michelle, Mark and Janet all of Corner Brook and Treena of Alberta; great grandchildren: Kennedy and Jacob of Corner Brook and Tyson of Alberta; sisters: Betty (Jack) Taylor of Summerside, Inez (George) Dearling of Toronto and Edna Piercey of Shearstown; brother Woodrow Brake of Meadows; and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Jacob (2000) and parents, Walter and Muriel Brake. Visitation will be held at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place on Saturday, February 14, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Cathedral with the Very Rev. Lorne Gosse officiating. Interment at Mount Patricia Receiving Chapel. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Country Haven Funeral Home, 534-2500. The family guestbook may be signed or donations made by visiting our website www.fillatre.ca

HISCOCK, Mary Elizabeth (nee Read)
Reidville
Nov. 30th, 1924 - Feb. 12, 2004

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mary Elizabeth Hiscock announce her passing on Thursday, February 12th, 2004 at the O'Connell Centre in her 79th year. She will be sadly missed by her children Frances Shears (Tom Wight) of Deer Lake, Douglas (Jean) Hiscock of Reidville, Gloria Burden of Reidville, Ella Hiscock (Robert Smith) of St. John's, Nina (George) Welsh of Reidville and Lorne (Mae) Hiscock of Calgary, Alberta. Twenty three grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Wallace Read and Stanley (Alma) Read, both of Norris Point. Two sisters-in-law Violet Read and Hattie Read, both of Norris Point. Also a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Lorne Hiscock, Parents Douglas and Sennett Read, granddaughters Cathy and baby Shears, sons-in-law Bryant Shears and Gordon Burden, sister Gertie Read, brothers, Philip Read, Augustus Read, Victor Read, Frank Read, Emery Read, and Gordon Read. Visitation will take place from Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Street, Deer Lake today Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Visitation will then follow to the United Church in Norris Point on Saturday at 10-12 noon where the funeral service will take place at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Clouter officiating. Interment to follow at the family plot. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, Deer Lake.
"Forever In Our Hearts"


Saturday, February 14, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

SHEPPARD, Kathleen
Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre
Stephenville Crossing
(Formerly of St. George's)

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Kathleen Sheppard announce her passing at the Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre, Stephenville Crossing on Thursday, February 12, 2003 at the age of 91 years. She will be sadly missed by two sons: Gregory (Mary) Sheppard of Ottawa, Ontario, Arthur (Ellen) Sheppard of Erinsville, Ontario, one daughter, Valerie (Kenneth) Dick of Renfrew, Ontario, one brother, Tim Radford of Stephenville Crossing; three sisters: Margaret Rudderham of Sydney, Nova Scotia, Marion Delaney of Toronto, Ontario, Emily Hoare of Toronto, Ontario, seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Francis Sheppard on May 23, 1991, son, Stuart on June 23, 1978, brother, George Radford and sister, Rita Seaward. Friends may call at Russell's Funeral Home, Station Road, Stephenville Crossing on Sunday, February 15th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Funeral Services will take place on Monday, February 16th at 11:00 a.m. from St. Joseph's Parish in St. George's with interment in the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Shallop Cove. As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre Memorial Fund would be greatly appreciated.

DAVIS, Nathan John
Pollard's Point
May 6th, 1919 - February 13th, 2004

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Nathan John Davis announce his passing on Friday, February 13th, 2004 at his family residence in his 85th year. He will be sadly missed by his sons: Conrad (Patricia), Freeman (Betty), Albert and Gordon all of Pollard's Point; four grandchildren: Carl, Sherry, Rodney and Connie; two great-grandchildren: Phoenix and Torres; his sister Elizabeth (Cosmo) Combdon of Toronto; his sister-in-law Ida Elliott of Springdale. Also a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Gertrude and brothers Harold and Frances. Visitation will take place from the Anglican Church in Pollard's Point today Saturday and Sunday where also funeral services will take place on Monday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ramson officiating. Interment to follow at the family plot. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Street, Deer Lake.
"Forever In Our Hearts"

BIRTH

VINCENT
Born January 7, 2004, Nathan Eric to Keith and Shanna Vincent, Surrey, BC. Proud first time grandparents are Cyril and Grace Vincent of Pasadena and Kari and Diane Lasanen of Burnaby, BC.

BIRTHDAY

CULLIHALL
Rocky Harbour's Wonderful Valentine Lady

Happy birthday to Mrs. Eliza Cullihall of Rocky Harbour who is celebrating her 83rd birthday today. Aunt Lize, as she is affectionately known, has been a resident of Rocky Harbour all her life and is the only surviving child of Enos and Georgina Watts. She and her husband John, who died in September 1999, raised their nine children, including oldest daughter May who died in January 2001, in the community. Although she raised her family during times of great hardships, her known smile and positive outlook on life has won her many friends over the years. Her eight surviving children - Carl, Darius, Mona, Aubrey, Henry, Lillian, Karen and Greg - are spread all across the country from Rocky Harbour to Vancouver. Birthday greetings are going out to Aunt Lize from her children, 19 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and all her nieces and nephews and their families and her many friends. Aunt Lize will celebrate her special day with her family and friends at home.

WEDDING

SIMMS & MATTHEWS
Bonnie and Barry Simms of Corner Brook are thrilled to announce the marriage of their daughter, Mellanie Patricia Simms to Robert Gerald Matthews, son of Elaine and Bob Matthews of St. John's. The outdoor wedding ceremony took place on Saturday, August 2nd, 2003 at four o'clock in the afternoon on the beautiful grounds of the Corner Brook House with Reverend F. John Adams and Father Edwin Gale officiating. A beautiful reception followed at the Glymill Inn where the couple celebrated with family and friends. The bridal party consisted of the matron of honour, Karen Michael (friend of the bride), bridesmaids, Jo-ann Froud (friend of the bride), and Cathy Matthews (sister of the groom). The best man was Shannon Murray (friend of the groom), and the groomsmen were Craig Mahoney and Brian Luby (friends of the groom). Andrew Dominie (friend of the groom) and Teara Gordon (friend of the bride) were ushers and presented wedding programmes to the guests. Jennifer and Adrienne Fitzgerald (cousins of the groom) and Kirsten Noel (friend of the family) sang acappela for the ceremony. The newlyweds toured the east coast of Canada and the United States for the honeymoon. They currently live in Corner Brook. Mellanie teaches English and Choral music at Regina High School and Robert is vice-principal at Presentation Junior High. The couple would like to extend a very warm thank you to the large circle of family and friends who were involved in making this wedding so special and to those who made this day so beautiful for our families.

ENGAGEMENT

GALLIOTT & ANDREWS
Congratulations to Janice L. Galliott and Gordon L. Andrews on your engagement Oct. 2003. Best wishes from parents Loyola and Ruth Galliott and Gordon and Judy Andrews, an Oct/2004 wedding is planned.

FIANDER & WALL
The proud parents of Colin and Marie wish to announce their engagement, which took place on Dec. 24, 2003. Marie is the daughter of Elizabeth Wall of London, ON. Colin is the son of Rick and Katherine Fiander of Massey Drive, Corner Brook. Wedding bells in the future.

SPRACKLIN & BRAZIL
Jennifer Spracklin
and Michael Brazil are happy to announce their engagement. A November 13, 2004 wedding is planned for Saints Peter and Paul Parish Church in Harbour Main, Newfoundland. Jennifer is the daughter of Floyd and Elizabeth Spracklin of Corner Brook, NL. She is a graduate of Herdman Collegiate and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2000. She is currently working with TD Waterhouse in Ottawa. Michael is the son of Gloria Brazil of Avondale and the late Michael Brazil of South Dildo. He is a graduate of Roncalli High School in Avondale and earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1996. He is currently employed with Nortel Networks in Ottawa. Family and friends send their love and best wishes.


Monday, February 16, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

LUCAS, Joseph Albert
Stephenville Crossing, NL
May 2, 1916 - February 15, 2004
(Son of the late John Ambrose and Eugena (Dubey) Lucas)

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Joseph Lucas announce his passing at the Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre in Stephenville Crossing on Sunday, February 15, 2004 at the age of 87 years. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Mary Louise (Billard) Lucas, eight sons: Amos (Lorraine), Clarence, Gerard (Laurie), Ambrose (Tammy), Jeffrey, Stewart (Savannah) of Stephenville Crossing, Glenn (Gysile) of Moncton, Dwayne (Brenda) of Halifax and six daughters: Linda (Bill) Hudson of Little Rapids, NL, Bertha (Norman) of Black Duck, Sylvia (Donald) Doucette of Stephenville Crossing, Julie Lucas of Corner Brook, Phyllis (George) Legge of Heatherton, Leona (Ernie) of Stephenville, 31 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and brother, Raymond (Ida) Lucas, sisters: Alvina Sheppard and Theresa Bennett of Stephenville Crossing. Also a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his brothers, Francis, Ambrose and sisters, Annie Lucas, Christina Whalen and Mary MacDonald. Friends may call at Russell's Funeral Home, Station Road, Stephenville Crossing on Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will take place on Wednesday, February 18th at 10:00 a.m. from Assumption Parish, Stephenville Crossing with Interment in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Brook Street, Stephenville Crossing. As expressions of sympathy, no flowers by request, donations to the Assumption Parish Building Fund would be greatly appreciated.
We will treasure your name We will always love and remember you

GAULTOIS, Harold John
14 Colonial Avenue, Stephenville, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Harold John Gaultois announce his passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville on Saturday, February 14, 2004 at the age of 77 years. He will be sadly missed by his special friend-ex-wife, Eunice Bourgeois, four sons: Paul (Sandra) of Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Leonard (Rachel) of Vanier, Ontario, Anthony (Hilda) of Stephenville, Timothy (Charlene) of Kippens and three daughters: Sandra (Arthur) White of Cold Brook, Elaine (Stephen) MacDonald of Stephenville, Pentelope (Kevin) Andrews of Cornox, British Columbia and four sisters: Josephine (Dave) Joy of Stephenville Crossing, Margaret Brisbrois of Stephenville, Dallas Gaultois of USA, Helena Thorton of USA; 19 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren: Ryan, Raven, Clair, Benoit, Harry, Julia, Dexter, Ward, Brandon and a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Anthony and Rose Gaultois, sisters, Emma, Catherine, Annie, Marie and brothers, Mike, Francis, George, Leo and daughter, Dianne White. Friends may call at Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will take place on Tuesday, February 17th at 10:00 a.m. from St. Stephen's Parish, West Street, Stephenville with Cremation Service to follow. Interment will take place at a later date.

YOUNG, Edward Robert
Flat Bay West

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Edward Robert Young announce his passing at his residence on Friday, February 13, 2004 at the age of 55 years. He will be sadly missed by his girlfriend, Florence Burton and his mother, Bridget Young, four brothers: Eugene of Toronto, Clayton (Jane) of Flat Bay, Kirby of Stephenville, Elvis (Mary Ellen) of New Jersey and five sisters: Dale Young of Stephenville Crossing, Carolyn (Coolidge) Duffney of St. Teresa's, Della (Fred) Young of Highlands, Hazel Young of Alberta, Theresa Young of Toronto and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Isreal Young, sister Thelma and brother Charlie. Visitation took place on Saturday evening and Sunday at St. Anne's Church, Flat Bay. Funeral Services took place on Monday, February 16th at 2:00 p.m. from St. Anne's Church, Flat Bay with internment in the Roman Catholic Cemetery in St. Teresa's. As expressions of sympathy, donations to a charity of one's choice would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements were under the supervision of Russell's Funeral Home, Station Road, Stephenville Crossing.

HAYMAN, Elizabeth
St. David's, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Elizabeth Hayman announce her sudden passing at her family residence on Saturday, February 14, 2004 at the age of 80. She leaves to mourn her sister, June Fudge of Francois and her brother Ruben Durnford of Neapon, Ontario, as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Samuel William Hayman and by brothers: Harold, Sandy and George. Visitation will begin on Monday 2 p.m. at the St. Michael & All Angels Anglican Church, St. David's from where the funeral service will take place on Tuesday, February 17 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Stewart Bellows officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the St. Michael & All Angles Anglican Church Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, West Street, Stephenville Crossing. The family guestbook may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

COOPER, Milton Leslie
Deer Lake, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Milton Leslie Cooper announce his passing on Friday, February 13, 2004 at the Interfaith Home in Corner Brook at the age of 79. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his brother Carl (Mary), sisters: Muriel (Max), Dasie, Lillian, Evelyn and sister-in-law Hattie, all of Deer Lake, as well as 31 nieces and nephews and numerous other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Caroline Cooper, brothers: Bruce, Ward and Herb, sister-in-law Winnie, brothers-in-law: Clarke, Stan, Bill and Amador and his special nephew David Ball. The family received friends on Friday, February 13 from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at Fillatre's Funeral Home, 10 Clinic Drive, Deer Lake. The funeral service was held on Sunday, February 15 at 2:30 p.m. from the Salvation Army Citadel in Deer Lake with Captains Terry and Bonnie Hopkins officiating. The interment was held after the service at the High Street Cemetery, Salvation Army Section. As expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the David Ball Memorial Fund or to the Interfaith Home. To sign the family guestbook or make a memorial donation visit our website www.fillatre.ca

CHILDS, Angela
Curling, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Angela Childs announce her passing on Sunday, February 15, 2004 at the Interfaith Home for Seniors, Corner Brook at the age of 79 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories; children, Harold (Elsie) Dennis, Maxine (John) Staples, Kevin (Rochelle) Dennis, and Lorraine (Steve) Connolly, grandchildren: John Staples (Barb), Richard Dennis (Heather), Jennifer (George) Prosper and Laura Connolly; sister, Elsie Smith (Cecil), brothers: Arthur (Loretta) Wheeler, Chester (Stella) Wheeler and Calvin Wheeler; special nephew Russell (Shirley) Dennis, sisters-in-law: Mary Wheeler, Mabel (Dave) LaSaga, and Rhoda (Hedley) Saunders, brothers-in-law: Ches Knight and Gordon Sheppard, as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her first husband Stewart Dennis, second husband Ross Childs, grandson Scott Connolly, daughter Marina Dennis, brothers George, Gordon and Jack, sisters Whilamina and Florence, sister-in-law Isobel Wheeler. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 218 Curling Street on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9:00 p.m., and Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 18, at 2:00 p.m. from St. Mary's Anglican Church, Curling, Rev. Ed King officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Patricia Receiving Chapel. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the Interfaith Home or to the charity of ones choice. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

BASHA, Elizabeth (Bette)
April 25, 1924 - February 8, 2004

Passed away suddenly February 8, 2004 at Scarborough General Hospital, Bette loving mother of Joan (Clayton), Jerry (Annette) and Joe (Cathy). Nan will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren: Jim (Colleen), Melissa, Danielle, Brad (Annie) and great granddaughter Maya, nieces: Christine (Krish), Judy (Gus), MaryKay, Sheila (Lyle), Patty (Keith). Predeceased by parents Leo and Alice Lawless and sister Marie (Ches). A funeral mass will be held at Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Cathedral on Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. for family and friends. Special thanks to Paul Connor Funeral Home in Scarborough, Ontario. Flowers graciously accepted or donations to Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or CNIB. Bettes' remains will be laid to rest at Mount Patricia Cemetery in a spring service.


Tuesday, February 17, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

BASHA, Elizabeth (Bette)
April 25, 1924 - February 8, 2004

Passed away suddenly February 8, 2004 at Scarborough General Hospital, Bette loving mother of Joan (Clayton), Jerry (Annette) and Joe (Cathy). Nan will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren: Jim (Colleen), Melissa, Danielle, Brad (Annie) and great granddaughter Maya, nieces: Christine (Krish), Judy (Gus), MaryKay, Sheila (Lyle), Patty (Keith). Predeceased by parents Leo and Alice Lawless and sister Marie (Ches). A funeral mass will be held at Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Cathedral on Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. for family and friends. Special thanks to Paul Connor Funeral Home in Scarborough, Ontario. Flowers graciously accepted or donations to Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or CNIB. Bettes' remains will be laid to rest at Mount Patricia Cemetery in a spring service.

WHITE, Mary
(Formerly of Corner Brook, NL)

Passed away on February 14, 2004 at the Ina Grafton Gage Home in Toronto after a lengthy illness. She received her R.N. in 1950 at St. Clair's Mercy Hospital in St. John's, Nfld. She worked at St. Clair's, the General Hospital and the V.O.N. in Corner Brook before moving to Toronto. In Toronto she worked on staff in many hospitals and later private duty at the same hospitals. She is survived by one brother Peter White and five sisters: Annie White, Genevive Rose, Joan Moore, Marjorie Lilly and Kathleen Quigley. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday at Holy Name Roman Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ralph Day Funeral Home, Toronto, 416-463-3870.

NEIL, Leslie George
Mountainview House, Meadows
(Formerly of Curling, NL)

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Leslie Neil announce his passing on Monday, February 16, 2004 at Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 80 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories a large circle of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his father, John, mother Sarah, sisters: Violet and Carrie, and brothers Garland and William. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 218 Curling Street on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9:00 p.m. & on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 18th at 2:00 p.m. from the Memorial United Church in Curling, officiated by Mrs. Mary Brenson. Interment to follow at the United Cemetery, Curling. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the charity of ones choice. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca


Wednesday, February 18, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

WELSHMAN, Frederick Ford
Corner Brook, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Fred Welshman announce his sudden passing on Monday, February 16, 2004 at the age of 34 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories; his good friend Cindy Simmonds and their children Justin, Kayla and Tyler, all of Corner Brook, his parents: Calvin Bennett, Mt. Moriah and Carolyn Bennett (her partner Randy), Curling, Fred's partner Gloria Patey and her son Michael, Corner Brook, five brothers: Calvin Bennett, ON, Gordon Bennett and his wife Glenda and their son Bryson, Fort Nelson, BC, Jeff Bennett and friend Tracey and their son Joshua, Corner Brook, Danny Reid and family, Dale Reid and family, Spruce Grove, AB, one sister Karen Rictcher and family, Merritt, BC, grandparents: Cecil and Florence Bennett, Mt. Moriah, one niece Chelsey Pink, as well as a large circle of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents George and Gladys Welshman, Mt. Moriah. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 28 Curling Street on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, February 20, at 2:00 p.m. from St. Mary's Anglican Church, Curling, Rev. Ed King officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Patricia Cemetery Receiving Chapel. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

SNOOK, Florence Rose (nee Welsh)
Trout River, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Florence Rose Snook announce her passing on Sunday, February 15th, 2004 at the Bonne Bay Hospital in Norris Point at the age of 80. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, her husband Alexander; daughters: Rowena (Roger) Parsons, Joy (George) Crocker; grandsons: Fredrick (Lisa) Parsons, Keith (Viola) Parsons and Kerry Crocker; great grandchildren: Tanisha and Tristan Parsons; sisters: Sylvia Cullihall and Sarah Decker as well as a large number of other family and friends. She was predeceased by her son Gary; sisters: Agnus Payne and Mildred Bennett and brothers: Gilbert, Israel, Foster and Johnny. Friends visited the Salvation Army Citadel in Trout River on Monday, February 17th, from where the funeral service will take place today, Wednesday, February 18 at 2 p.m. with Captains Brandi and Dwayne LeDrew officiating. Interment will follow the service at the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Salvation Army Memorial Fund. To make a memorial donation or to sign the family guestbook visit our website www.fillatre.ca     Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, 10 Clinic Drive, Deer Lake.


Thursday, February 19, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

BROWN, Clarence William MacDonald
Woody Point, NL
Aug. 31st, 1933 - Feb. 18, 2004

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Clarence William MacDonald Brown announce his passing on Wednesday, February 18th, 2004 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in his 71st year. He will be sadly missed with fond and loving memories by his children: Philip (Diane) of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Brian and his fiancÚ (Paula) of Stephenville, NL, Gary (Sherry) of Brampton, Ontario, Glen and his fiancé (Lynn) of Walkerton, Ontario and Wanda (Danny) Foss of Brampton, Ontario. Thirteen grandchildren: Jeremy, his wife (Christy), Justin, Kristen, Brian Jr., Samantha, Todd, Jodie, Kenneth, Angela, Trina, Cody, Toby and Amanda; two great-grandchildren: Cole and Jessie. His brothers and sisters: Elton Brown of Corner Brook, Dorothy (Douglas) Howell, of Woody Point, Gladys (Robert) Smith of Toronto, Ontario, Carrie (George) Belanger of Gravenhurst, Ontario, David (Betty) Brown of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Elsie (Glen) Masters of Huntsville, Ontario and Melvin (Maria) Brown of Windsor, Nova Scotia. He was predeceased by his parents George and Dora Brown, also by his sister-in-law Edith Brown. Also a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation will take place from the Anglican Church at Woody Point on Thursday, February 19th and Friday, February 20th, 2004 where also the funeral service will take place on Saturday, February 21st, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jonathan Rowe officiating with the interment to follow at the church cemetery. By request of the family in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Western Memorial Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Street, Deer Lake.
"Forever In Our Hearts"

WELSHMAN, Frederick Ford
Corner Brook, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Fred Welshman announce his sudden passing on Monday, February 16, 2004 at the age of 34 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories; his children Justin, Kayla and Tyler, all of Corner Brook, his parents: Calvin Bennett, Mt. Moriah and Carolyn Bennett (Randy), Curling, Ford Reid, Deer Lake, his loving common-law spouse, Gloria (Michael), Corner Brook, five brothers: Calvin Bennett, ON, Gordon Bennett (Glenda) and son Bryson, Fort Nelson, BC, Jeff (Tracey) and son Joshua, niece Chelsey Pink, Corner Brook, Danny Reid and family, AB, one sister Karen Rictcher and family, BC, grandparents: Cecil and Florence Bennett, Mt. Moriah, mother of his children, Cindy Simmonds, Corner Brook, as well as a large circle of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents George and Gladys Welshman, Mount Moriah. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 28 Curling Street on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, February 20, at 2:00 p.m. from St. Mary's Anglican Church, Curling, Rev. Ed King officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Patricia Cemetery Receiving Chapel. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca


Friday, February 20, 2004, edition of The Western Star

No announcements in today's edition of the newspaper.


Saturday, February 21, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

HYNES, Joseph James (JJ)
Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 in his 85th year. Leaving to mourn his loving wife and true love of 65 years Dorothy (Doucette); loving father of Terry (Halifax), Tommy (Genny Schump) of Brampton, ON, Frances (Edward Wiseman) of Kingston, ON, Carolyn (Terry Peddle) of the Goulds, Lon (Patricia Salmon) of Toronto, ON, Maureen of St. John's, Vicki (Derrick Norman) of St. John's, Debbie (Brian Scott) of Mount Pearl, Christopher of St. John's, and Sean (Joanne Davis) of Halifax. Predeceased by children, Robert, Bobby and Paul. Also leaving to mourn his devoted sister and life long friend, Angela White of Port au Port, sisters-in-law Jenny Doucette and Tony Doucette. Will be lovingly remembered by his 18 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road, St. John's. Visitation on Wednesday from 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. and Thursday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Friday 11 a.m. from St. Teresa's Church. Cremation to follow with private inurnment for family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the Kids of Cancer Travel Fund or a charity of one's choice.

SCHUMPH, Angela
Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre
Stephenville Crossing
(Formerly of Stephenville)

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Angela Schumph announce her passing at the Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre, Stephenville Crossing on Friday, February 20, 2004 at the age of 87 years. She will be sadly missed by three sons: Melvin in Stephenville, Gerry (Corrine) of St. John's, James (Mary) of Stephenville and five daughters: Genny (tom) Hynes of Brampton, Cis (Ed) Mackey of Mount Pearl, Carolyn (Joe) LeFrense of Oakville, Donna (Wayne) Jones of Brampton, Estelle (Floyd) Lee of Port au Port and seven granddaughters: Melanie Hynes, Laurie (Mackey) Hayward, Susan (mackey) MacGrath, Angela and Leanne Jones, Krista Lee, Amanda Schumph and two grandsons: Christopher Schumph, Adam Lee and three great-grandchildren: Benjamin and allison MacGrath, John Peter Hayward and a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Stanislaus Schumph in 1985. Friends may call at Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville on saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Funeral services will take place on Monday, February 23rd at 10:00 A.M. from St. Stephen's Parish, West Street, Stephenville with interment in the Hillside Interfaith Cemetery, Hansen Highway, Stephenville. as expressions of sympathy, flowers accepted or donations to the Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre Memorial fund or to the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated.

SPENCE, Clara Beatrice (Betty)
Deer Lake, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Clara Beatrice Spence announce her passing on Thursday, February 19th, 2004, at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit, at the age of 77. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her husband George Spence, children: Robin (Valerie) Spence, Danny (Myra) Spence, Anne (Tom) Yetman and Mollie Spence. Her grandchildren: Stephen, Matthew, Sarah, Danielle, Kenneth, Nicholas, Shane, Joshua, Jacob and Dustin. Brothers: Scott Campbell, Roy Campbell and Ken Campbell Jr. and sisters: Hazel Manuel, Molly Nichols, Daisy Laramore (Lover), Renne Caines, Gwen Shiner and Shirley Luther. She was predeceased by her children Kenneth and Catherine Spence, parents Kenneth and Ada Campbell, brothers Jack and Murray Campbell, mother and father-in-law Wilfred (Bill) and Dora Spence, her very special sister-in-law Annie Ball (Spence) and brother-in-law Auto Ball. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 10 Clinic Drive, Deer Lake, today, Saturday, February 21st, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will take place on Sunday, February 22 at 2:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army Citadel with Captains Terry and Bonnie Hopkins officiating. Interment will follow the service at the Salvation Army cemetery, High Street. As expressions of sympathy flowers are graciously accepted or a donation may be made to a charity of one's choice. To sign the family guestbook or to make a memorial donation visit our website at www.fillatre.ca

60th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

LEGGE
Martha and Joseph Legge
of Corner Brook are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today. Best wishes from their six children - Diane, Blanche, Regina, Calvin, Derrick and Linda - 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. To honour the occasion, an open house will be held at their residence, 36 Princess Ave., on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. Friends are invited to drop in with best wishes only.

65th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

SHALLOP COVE Couple celebrating 65th wedding anniversary today
by Frank Gale Star Staff Writer
LEE

(first page - photo caption: Loretta and Jack Lee, shown at their home at Shallop Cove in St. George's, are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary today. A mass and a reception will be held to mark the occasion.)
Jack and Loretta Lee of St. George's celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary today.
Loretta, 81, was a salesperson for Avon Cosmetics for 14 years, involved with catering for the St. George's Lionesses and St. George's Lounge for many years and along with her husband spent more than 20 years as a volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society.
She has been a long-time member of the Catholic Women's Guild and still volunteers her time and talents to the Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre Ladies Auxiliary. When she can't attend meetings, she's at home making quilts and mats for fund raisers.
Jack, 87, came to the St. George's area from Fortune Harbour at the age of 16 in the 1930s top work with the Island Timber Company cutting wood in the Flat Bay Brook area. He later became a heavy duty mechanic and worked about 14 years with the United States Air Force, and later with Flintkote Mining Company.
Jack was active in the Lions for many years and the couple hold the distinction of being a recipient of the Rev. E.R. (Rex) Kearley Volunteer of the Year Award from the Canadian Cancer Society, Newfoundland and Labrador Division for their efforts through the years. They recall collecting more than $2,000 most years during the daffodil drive.
But today is reserved for them as family and friends gather first at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church for mass at 5 p.m. A reception for invited guests will be held at St. George's Lounge at 7:30 p.m. Most of their children and spouses and many of their 52 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren will be attending.
They raised 17 children: Laura Aylward, the late Eleanor Hickey, Elmer Lee, Sylvia Lee, George Lee, Ted Lee, Gerard Lee, Thomas Lee, Edith Dwyer, David Lee, Simeon Lee, Jeffrey Lee, Kenneth Lee, Daniel Lee, Richard Lee, Joseph Lee and Kevin Lee.
Father Leo Drake conducted their marriage ceremony 65 years ago in St. George's. Margaret Bennett and Vital Bennett, who were the aunt and uncle of Loretta, stood for them. However, both are now deceased.
Loretta was originally a Young and was born and raised near where they currently live in Shallop Cove, near St. George's.
The Lees are excited that people from different parts of the United States and Canada will help them celebrate. There will be visitors from New York and North Carolina in the United States and Toronto and Kitchener in Ontario, Calgary and other places in northern Alberta.

92nd BIRTHDAY

MOREY
Ernestine Morey
is celebrating her 92nd birthday today. Mrs. Morey has lived in Corner Brook for 75 years. After 62 years in her own home on Caribou Road, she has recently moved to Mountainview Estates Seniors Home. Birthday greetings with love and best wishes from her children - Mabel, Lorraine, Tillie, Patsy and Skip - 29 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. also her many friends and the staff and residents of Mountainview. Family and friends will celebrate with her this afternoon at her daughter's residence at 20 Edinburgh St.

ENGAGEMENT

BEST & GRIFFIN
Congratulations to Sheila Griffin and Cleve Best on their engagement on Christmas Day, from family and friends.

BIRTH

BRAKE
Greg & Sherry Lynn are proud to announce the birth of their son Darcy Colin. Darcy was born on January 22/04 at 6:51 p.m. and came in at 8 lb. 7 oz. and 52 cm.

HOLLETT
Edward and Lori Lee Hollett are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jackson (Jack) Edward LeRoy on November 15, 2003 at 4:30 p.m. at WMRH in Corner Brook weighing 7 lb. 9.5 oz. Jack is the grandson of LeRoy & Kay Pike of Corner Brook, as well as the late Gordon & Ena Hollett. Also deceased are his great-grandparents Murray & Bessie Campbell, and Henry & Dorothy Oxford, all of whom lived in Corner Brook.


Monday, February 23, 2004, edition of The Western Star

FARRELL, Alice Eileen
It is with great sadness that the family of the late ALICE EILEEN FARRELL announce her passing on Friday, February 20, 2004 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 72. Leaving to mourn her husband Gerald Farrell; sons: Randy Farrell (Juanita), Ronnie Farrell (Faith), Christopher Farrell (Jennifer); daughters: Ellie Edmunds, Sharon Caines, Carol Rodman; sister Bonnie Thompson and a large number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her brothers: Walter & Henry Brake, parents Luke and Margaret Brake. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, January 24th at 2:00 p.m. from the Anglican Church in Port aux Basques, Reverend Fudge officiating. The interment will follow at Hillside Haven Cemetery. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port aux Basques, Monday from 4:00-9:00 p.m. As expressions of sympathy flowers are graciously accepted or memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. The family guest book may be signed or memorial donations may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

WHITE, Daniel H.
4 King Street, Stephenville

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Daniel White announce his passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital on Saturday February 21st, 2004 at the age of 84 years. He will be sadly missed by his wife Agnes, his two sons: Gerald (Marg) and Derick both in Kingston Ont., his two daughters: Linda White in Kingston and Jaunita (Sterling) Tulk in Stephenville. He will also be sadly missed by his two brothers: William and Aloysius both in Cold Brook, his three sisters: Elizabeth White in Stephenville Crossing, Margaret White in Cold Brook and Bridget Beights in Valejho California along with seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, February 24th, 2004 at 10 a.m. from St. Stephen's Parish on West Street with interment in the Hillside Interfaith Cemetery on the Hansen Highway. Friends may call at Russell's Funeral Home 39 Queen Street from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday. As expressions of sympathy donations to a charity of one's choice would be greatly appreciated.

CORMIER, Gladys Lillian
Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre
(Formerly of Lourdes)

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Gladys Cormier announce her passing at the Bay St. George Long Term Care Center on Saturday February 21st, 2004 at the age of 91 years. She will be sadly missed by her son Ronald (Shirley) Power in Lourdes, her four grandsons: Keith, Kent, Tyrone and Christopher, her four great grandchildren: Lynnsey, Keisha, Bethany and Riley along with relatives and friends. Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, February 24th, 2004 at 11 a.m. from Russell's Funeral Home 39 Queen Street in Stephenville with interment in the Hillside Interfaith Cemetery on the Hansen Highway. Friends may call at Russell's Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. on Sunday and Monday.

PARK, Blanche Emma
It is with great sadness that the family of the late BLANCHE PARK announce her passing on Saturday, February 21, 2004 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 77. Leaving to mourn beloved husband of 59 years Thomas Park; four daughters: Geraldine (Oscar) Hickey, Evelyn (Tony) Boland, Gladys Park, Bonnie (Rex) Kendell; three sons: Kevin (Patsy) Park, Gary (Karen) Park, Rick (Cathy) Park; sister Olive Barnes, brother Ron Parsons (Ruby); sister-in-law Ellen Parsons; sixteen grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The funeral service will be held Monday, February 23rd at 2:00 p.m. from St. Ambrose Anglican Church, John's Beach, Canon David Pearce officiating, followed by the interment at the Mt. Patricia Cemetery Receiving Chapel. Visitation was held at Fillatre's Funeral Home, 218 Curling Street on Sunday. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. The family guest book may be signed or memorial donations may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca


Tuesday, February 24, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

FOSNAES, Knut
Passed away February 22, 2004 at his home in Nottingham, England, halfway through his 83rd year. Born in Rjukan, Norway, he was exiled from Norway during the German occupation. He came to Newfoundland in 1951 where he worked with Canadian National Telecommunications. He lived in Nottingham since 1972, retiring from his own greengrocery in 1986. Leaving his wife Glennis, Nottingham; son Tor (Genevieve Gallant), Mobile and daughter Tana (George Simmons), St. John's; their mother Nina Marie (nee Sinclair), Mobile; granddaughters Elizabeth and Catherine Simmons; step-daughters: Deborah Cooke (Gus Cossitt), St. John's and Catherine Cooke (Paul Geroni), Vancouver, step grandchildren: Robyn Cossitt and Connor Geroni; a host of friends, relatives and acquaintances in Norway, England and Newfoundland.
In his memory, please hold aloft a large Old Sam and Coke and mutter the immortal words, "Forever Young!".

JOHNSON, Carl William Oakley
Pasadena

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Carl Johnson announce his passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Monday February 23, 2004 at the age of 82. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Hannah of 58 years; sons: Winston (Marjorie) of Brampton, John (Noreen) of Goose Bay, Clyde of Nain and Shawn (Diane) of St. John's; daughters: Shirley (George) of Cormack, Cynthia (Maurice) of Stephenville Crossing, Brenda (Selwyn) of Anchor Point and Mae (Darrell) of Springhill; 17 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and a sister Mae Johnson of St. John's. He was predeceased by a sister Shirley. Visitation will take place at St. David's Anglican Church today from 7-9 and Wednesday from 2-4 and 8-10. Funeral services will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday February 26, 2004 with Rev. Carol Dalley officiating. Interment will take place at the Anglican Cemetery Pasadena. Family flowers only and donations can be made to the Shriners. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road 634-2500. The family guest book may be signed or memorial donations made by visiting our website at www.country-haven.ca

JONES, Jeffrey Todd
Corner Brook, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Jeffrey Jones announce his sudden passing on Sunday, February 22, 2004 at the age of 33 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories; his father Cyril Jones (Maunda), Glovertown, companion Annamaria Anderson, Magen and Joshua, two sisters: Pauline Carberry (Terry) and Jacqueline Rowsell, Corner Brook, one brother Peter (Sharon), Calgary, AB, nieces and nephews: Terri-Lynn Barry (Steve), Paul Carberry, Ryan and Marc Rowsell and Rachel Jones, as well as aunts, uncles, relatives and many friends. He was predeceased by his mother Elizabeth (Betty) Jones. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Marks Avenue on Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 26, at 2:00 p.m. from the First United Church, Park Street, Rev. John Adams officiating. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.


Wednesday, February 25, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

CONNOLLY, Mary Ellen (Maher)
Mt. Moriah

It is with great sadness the family of the late MARY CONNOLLY announce her passing on Monday, February 23rd, 2004 at home surrounded by loved ones at the age of 78. Leaving to mourn four daughters and four sons: Pat (Dave) Taylor in Meadows, Peg (Wally) Tremblett in Alberta, Dick (Shirley) Connolly in Virginia, Pauline Connolly in Meadows, Leo (Linda) Connolly in Ontario, Billy (Joanne) Connolly in Virginia, Kevin (Kim) Connolly in Ontario, Isabel (Brian) Fisher in Corner Brook. Two special granddaughters: Sandy Connolly in Ontario and Marianne Connolly in Alberta. Brother Bill Maher, Petries Street and sister Ellen Parsons Benoit's Cove. Brother-in-law Pat (Marg) Connolly in St. John's, sisters-in-law Margaret (Stanley) Whynott in New Brunswick and Kay Connolly in Ontario. Grandchildren Terry, Paddy, Keith, Cathy, Eddy, Colin, Laura, Lisa, John, Katie, Stephen and Brian and 11 great grandchildren. A large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She is predeceased by her husband Leo V. Connolly, December 23rd, 1962, parents Thomas and Katherine Maher, Marguerite Batstone and brother Sandy Maher. Mary was a long standing member of the Girl Guides of Canada. Funeral service will take place on Friday, February 27th, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. from Sacred Heart Church, Curling, cremation to follow. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 218 Curling Street from 2-4 and 7-9 Wednesday and Thursday. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. No flowers by request. Friends may sign the guest book or make a memorial donation through our website www.fillatre.ca

GILLIS, Clarissa Mary
Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre
Stephenville Crossing
(Formerly of 3 Centre Place, Stephenville)

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Clarissa Mary Gillis announce her passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook on Monday, February 23, 2004 at the age of 83 years. She will be sadly missed by her two sons: John Jr. (Monica) Gillis of Chamberlains, Joseph Gillis (Doreen Wheeler) of Stephenville and four daughters: Lorna Gillis of Corner Brook, Paula Gillis (Ross Conrad), Judy Gillis (Jim Penney), Debbie Gillis (Clayton Young), all of Stephenville, one sister, Marie (Jerome) Delaney of Stephenville and eighteen grandchildren: Corey, Melanie, Amanda, Nicole, Scott, Matthew, Mandy and John Scott, two great grandchildren: Sydney and Andrew and a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, John J. Gillis on November 4, 2002. Friends may call at Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Funeral services will take place on Thursday, February 26th at 10:00 A.M. from St. Stephen's Parish, West Street, Stephenville with interment in the Hillside Interfaith Cemetery, Hansen Highway, Stephenville. As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre (Accessible Bus Fund) would be greatly appreciated.

PENNEY, Margaret Ella
Howley
Dec. 23rd, 1929 - Feb. 23rd, 2004

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Margaret Ella Penney announce her passing on Monday, February 23rd, 2004 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in her 74th year. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband Everett; 15 children: Patricia (Charles) Gale of NL, Joan (Robbie) Robertson of NWT, Jackie (Bob) Fisher of Ontario, Ken Tarbett of NWT, Terry Tarbett of Ontario, Jean (Wilfred) Pond of NWT, Pauline (Bill) Power of NL, Guy Tarbett of USA, Joy (Paul) Ollerhead of NWT, Peggy (Dan) Keane of BC, Harry (Chris) Penney of NL, Julia (Andrew) Crocker of Alberta, Elaine (Ivan) Kendell of NL, John (Rosalind) Penney of NL, Monty (Carla) Penney of Alberta; her daughter-in-law Wanda Tarbett of NWT; 31 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Also a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her sons Ernest Jr., Bernard and Wayne, and daughter Judy. Visitation will take place from the United Church in Howley today, Wednesday, where also funeral services will take place on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Abbott officiating. Interment to follow at the family plot. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Street, Deer Lake.
"Forever In Our Hearts"

SQUIRES, Kenneth Randell
Deer Lake
June 15, 1933 - February 24, 2004

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Kenneth Randell Squires announce his passing on Tuesday, February 24th, 2004 at his family residence in his 70th year. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Alma; two sons: Keith of Deer Lake and Kurt (Lisa) of Edmonton; two daughters: Denise of Oromocto and Shari (Frank) Reiser of Edmonton; five grandchildren: Derek, Alexander, Kyle, Maria & Kaitlyn; two brothers: Harvey (Eva) and Billy (Linda); two sisters: Lois (Scott) Campbell and Valerie (Tony) Simmons, all of Deer Lake; also a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his son Derek and parents William and Gertrude. Visitation will take place from Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Street, Deer Lake, today, Wednesday, from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place on Friday at 2:00 p.m. from the Anglican Church with Rev. Barter officiating. Interment will take place at the family plot. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, Deer Lake.
"Forever In our Hearts"


Thursday, February 26, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

JOYCE, Agatha D.
Corner Brook, NL
Nov. 26, 1919 - Feb. 25, 2004

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Agatha Joyce announce her passing on Wednesday, February 25th, 2004 at the Interfaith Home at the age of 84. Left to mourn special nieces Leah Byrne and Agatha Poole, and numerous other nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph Anthony Joyce, May 11, 1989; parents James and Agnes McCarthy; two brothers John and Fred McCarthy, special aunts Bridget and Florence McCarthy. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, February 27th, at 2:00 p.m. from Sacred Heart Church, Curling Street, Father Bernard Buckle officiating. The interment will follow at Mt. Patricia Cemetery Receiving Vault. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 218 Curling Street Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. As expressions of sympathy flowers are graciously accepted or memorial donations may be made to the Interfaith Home. The family guest book may be signed or memorial donations may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

CORMIER, Duncan
Stephenville

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Duncan Cormier announce his passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at the age of 76 years. He will be sadly missed by his four sons: Roddy (Cindy) Cormier of Stephenville, Dennis (Val) Cormier of Brampton, Ontario, David (Sherry) Cormier of Toronto, Ontario, Glenn (Carol) Cormier of Markham, Ontario and two daughters: Irene (Wayne) Connock of Mississauga, Ontario, Vickie Cormier (Don White) of Mattis Point, two brothers: Joe Gabriel, Phil Gabriel and three sisters: Emily Gabriel, Annetta Barry, Carolyn Keating and 17 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his mother, Clara (Cormier) Gabriel. Cremation service took place at Russell's Crematorium, Stephenville.

CONNOLLY, Mary Ellen (Maher)
Mt. Moriah

It is with great sadness the family of the late MARY CONNOLLY announce her passing on Monday, February 23rd, 2004 at home surrounded by loved ones at the age of 78. Leaving to mourn four daughters and four sons: Pat (Dave) Taylor in Meadows, Peg (Wally) Tremblett in Alberta, Dick (Shirley) Connolly in Virginia, Pauline Connolly in Meadows, Leo (Linda) Connolly in Ontario, Billy (Joanne) Connolly in Virginia, Kevin (Kim) Connolly in Ontario, Isabel (Brian) Fisher in Corner Brook. Two special granddaughters: Sandy Connolly in Ontario and Marianne Connolly in Alberta. Brother Bill Maher, Petries Street and sister Ellen Parsons Benoit's Cove. Brother-in-law Pat (Marg) Connolly in St. John's, sisters-in-law Margaret (Stanley) Whynott in New Brunswick and Kay Connolly in Ontario. Grandchildren Terry, Paddy, Keith, Cathy, Eddy, Colin, Laura, Lisa, John, Katie, Stephen and Brian and 11 great grandchildren. A large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She is predeceased by her husband Leo V. Connolly, December 23rd, 1962, parents Thomas and Katherine Maher, Marguerite Batstone and brother Sandy Maher. Mary was a long standing member of the Girl Guides of Canada. Funeral service will take place on Friday, February 27th, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. from Sacred Heart Church, Curling, cremation to follow. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 218 Curling Street from 2-4 and 7-9 Wednesday and Thursday. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. No flowers by request. Friends may sign the guest book or make a memorial donation through our website www.fillatre.ca


Friday, February 27, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATH

BUFFETT, Susan Cavell
Cox's Cove, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Susan Buffett announce her passing on Thursday, February 26, 2004 at the age of 47 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories: her husband George; daughters: Charlene Buffett (Martin Barnes), Charmaine (Paul) Piercey; special granddaughter Chloe Barnes; brothers: Wilfred (Doreen) Payne, Angus (Cavell) Payne, all from Cox's Cove, Derek (Deborah) Cox, Moncton, NB. She was predeceased by her parents: Philip & Mary Payne and sister Doris. Friends may visit St. Nicholas Anglican Church, Cox's Cove on Friday, 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from where the funeral service will be held on Sunday, February 29, at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Joan Coles officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca


Saturday, February 28, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATH

HOUSE, James William
Hawkes Bay
Oct. 4, 1917 - Feb. 26, 2004

It is with great sadness that the family of the late James William House announce his passing on Thursday, February 26, 2004 at his family residence in his 86th year. He will be sadly missed by his loving daughters Lillian Noseworthy and Ruby (Jim) Crewe both of Hawkes Bay. His special granddaughter Jennifer Crewe of St. John's. His grandchildren: Sherri (Gordon) Lowe of Hawkes Bay, Wendi (Barry) House of Alberta, John Noseworthy of Hawkes Bay. His four great grandchildren: Jillian and Caitlin Lowe and Meagan and Melanie House. Also a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Hilda in 1990. Visitation will take place from the Anglican Church in Belburns today Saturday where also funeral services will take place on Sunday 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Pratt officiating. Interment to follow at the family plot. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 North Main Street, Deer Lake.
"Forever In Our Hearts"

Golden Wedding Anniversary

FOLEY
Geraldine (nee McHugh) and Carleton Foley
of 22 Armstrong Ave. in Corner Brook are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today. Geraldine and Carleton were married on Feb. 28, 1954, at Sacred Heart Church in Curling and the ceremony was performed by Father John Molloy. Love and best wishes from their five daughters Carla Wells (David), Debbie Simms (Ben), Sandra Ryan (Bob), Colleen Huxter (Duane) and Margie Critch (Brent) and their families. Geraldine and Carleton will be celebrating their special day with family and friends.

WEDDING

TURNER & ALLEN
Tom and Nona Turner & Stan and Anne Allen are pleased to announce the marriage of their children Shelley and Sean, on Oct. 19, 2003 in Toronto. Love and best wishes from family and friends.

BIRTHS

LEMOINE
George and Karen (nee Ryan) are happy to announce the arrival of their baby boy, Nathan Thomas, born at Western Memorial Regional Hospital on December 18, 2003 weighing 9 lb. 7 oz. and 22.5" long. Proud grandparents are Wayne and Sylvia Ryan (Corner Brook) and George and Linda LeMoine (Stephenville).

GARNIER
Kevin and Vanessa are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, a precious baby girl. Emily Elizabeth Garnier was born January 4, 2004 at Western Memorial Hospital. Proud first-time grandparents are Sue and Kevin Garnier and Olive and Fred Oake. Love and hugs come from aunt Amanda, uncle Paul, great-grandparents Eliza Goulding, Bride Ducey and Kevin Garnier.

 

 

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