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The Western Star Newspaper
March 2000

 

Wednesday, March 1, 2000, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

WALSH, Samantha Bertha (Sam)
May 27, 1986 - February 6, 2000

A beautiful and gifted girl who was taken from this world at the tender age of 13 years on Sunday, February 6, 2000 in Fleur-de-Lys. She was predeceased by her grandfathers, Pop (John) Walsh and Pop (John) Lewis. Leaving to mourn and to forever cherish her precious memories are her loving parents, Millie and George Walsh and her dear brother, Sandy; her grandmothers, Nan (Bertha) Walsh, and Mom (Josephine) Lewis; a large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins (especially Steff, Elizabeth and Kenny) and a warm circle of friends. Family and friends are invited to visit Sam where she is resting at White Dove Funeral Home, Baie Verte on March 1 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place from St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church, Fleur-de-Lys on Friday, March 3 at 2 p.m. Interment will take place at St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Fleur-de-Lys. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Samantha Walsh Memorial Fund at your nearest Scotiabank Branch. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Eddie Wimbleton, White Dove Funeral Home, Baie Verte, 709-532-4640.

LAVERS, Bernadette
Port Saunders

Passed away on Monday, February 28, 2000 at the Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders Bernadette Lavers in her 82nd year. She leaves to mourn one son Lawrence (Patrica) of Deer Lake, three daughters: Catherine (Raymond), Ryan and Hazel of Port Saunders, Stella (Patrick) Kavanagh of Corner Brook. One sister Dora Pilgrim of Port Saunders. Ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She also leaves to mourn a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband in 1984. The family will be receiving friends from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Port Saunders on Tuesday and Wednesday from where funeral services will also take place on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Father O'Quinn officiating. Interment to follow at Interfaith Cemetery, Sandy Cove. As expressions of sympathy flowers or donations can be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port au Choix.


Thursday, March 2, 2000, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

GREEN, Seaward
Burgeo, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Seaward Green announce his passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville on Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at the age of 83 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Barbara, three daughters: Mary (Garland Benoite), Dorothy (Ron Cooper), both of Burgeo, Doreen (Kevin Edwards), Sackville, NS; special granddaughter Vicki Green, Burgeo; four grandsons, three granddaughters, two great-granddaughters, four brothers: Maxwell (Lizzie), Albert (Azelma), both of Halifax, NS, Cecil (Ada), North Sydney, NS, George (Lynette), Petit de Grath, NS; and a large circle of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his son Fred in 1977. The family will be receiving friends from St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Burgeo, beginning Thursday afternoon from where the Funeral Service will take place on Friday, March 3rd, at 2 p.m., Reverend Kenneth Abbott officiating, followed by the interment at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, 25 Prince Rupert Drive, Stephenville.

BUTT, Sarah Hazel Kirkwood (nee Norman)
Woody Point
March 13th, 1900 - March 1st, 2000
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Sarah Hazel Kirkwood Butt announce her passing on Wednesday, March 1st, 2000 at the O'Connell Centre in her 99th year. She will be sadly missed by her step-son Abe (Daphne) Pittman of Deer Lake. Her grandchildren, Judy of Halifax and Gerald (Lorraine) of Deer Lake. Her great grandchildren, Sheldon, Seanna, Jeremy and Jill, two great-great grandchildren Austin and Brooke, one special niece Jeannette Roberts (Cleve), one step brother, Edward Whalen (Olive) of Shoal Cove East, also a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Peter in 1969, sisters Maybelle Pittman, Dorothy Power and brother Richard Norman. Visitation will take place from St. Andrews United Church in Woody Point today, Thursday where also Funeral Services will take place on Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Elizabeth Kozbial officiating. Interment to follow at the family plot. By request of the family, donations may be made to St. Andrews Church Fund. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Street, Deer Lake.
"Forever in our Hearts"


Friday, March 3, 2000, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

UPWARDS, Calvin James
Shoal Brook
Sept. 17th, 1925 - March 1st, 2000
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Calvin J. Upwards announce his passing on Wednesday, March 1st, 2000 at the W.M.R. Hospital in his 74th year. He will be sadly missed by his loving and devoted wife Albertha (nee Anderson). Three brothers, George (Margaret), Walter (Anne), Edgar (Joyce), all of Shoal Brook; two sisters, Lizzie (Mrs. Allan Hussey) of South River and Lorraine Upwards of Mount Pearl, two brothers-in-law Pye (Amanda) Anderson of Shoal Brook and Edward (Sadie) Anderson of Trout River. Three sisters-in-law, Beulah (Mrs. Arthur Simmonds) of Glenburnie, Doreen Anderson of Deep Bight and Bessie Upwards of Norris Point, 31 nieces and nephews. Also a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, three brothers, mother and father-in-law and one brother-in-law. Visitation will take place from the United Church in Shoal Brook today, Friday where also Funeral Services will take place on Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Elizabeth Kozbial 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"


Saturday, March 4, 2000, edition of The Western Star

BIRTHS

HUTCHINGS
Daniela, Nicole & Zachary Hutchings would like to announce the birth of their baby sister Mackenzie May, born December 19, 1999. Proud parents are Suzanne (nee Pinsent) and Harold Hutchings.

ELLERKER
It's A Boy

Doctors Mark and Stephanie Ellerker (nee Gillam) are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their son, Aidan Robert, on January 28, 2000 in Sydney, NS. Proud grandparents are Chesley and Marie Gillam of Corner Brook and Audrey Ellerker of Halifax.

CRITCH
Born to Dave and Karen (Bennett) Critch of Pasadena on November 22, 1999 a beautiful baby girl Amber Loretta. Amber is the granddaughter of the late John and Loretta Bennett of Pasadena and Jabey and Grace Critch also of Pasadena.

ENGAGEMENT

PAYNE & PERRIAULT
Claude & Viola Payne of Cox's Cove are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Kimberly Ann to Dallas Lee, son of Steve & Della Perriault of Fort McMurray. Wedding will take place in Fort McMurray on September 16, 2000.

HIGDON & DUMARESQUE
Don & Alma Higdon of Corner Brook are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Chris to Susan, daughter of Louis & Hazel Dumaresque of Labrador City. Engagement took place in Labrador City on January 21st. Wedding is set for August 18, 2001 in Corner Brook. Best wishes from Mom, Dad and sister Joanne.

WEDDING

MADORE & INMAN
Melvin and Vickie Madore of Gallants are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Lorraine to Trent, son of George and Janet Inman of Yellowknife. The marriage took place in the Bahamas on February 7, 2000. Congratulations and best wishes from Mom and Dad and family.

DEATHS

LODER, Ralph
Corner Brook

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Ralph Loder announce his passing on Thursday, March 2, 2000 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 85. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 55 years Wilhelmina Loder (Hann); daughter Phyllis Keel (Randy); son Joseph (Sherry); two grandchildren: Pamela, Christopher (fiancée Kelly Jones); step-granddaughter Maryann Keel; brothers: Leslie and Hillard Loder; sister Betty Parsons; brother-in-law Kenneth Hann (Toronto); sisters-in-law Vida Hann, Olive McAuley; Janet Hann (Toronto), Minnie Loder, Rosie Parsons, Viola Hann, Kay Loder, Lillian Loder, the Sharpe family and numerous other relatives and friends. The funeral service will be held Sunday, March 5th at 2 p.m. from St. Mary's Anglican Church, Curling Street, Reverend Edward King officiating, followed by the interment at the Mt. Patricia Cemetery Receiving Chapel. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 218 Curling Street, Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to St. Mary's Anglican Church Memorial Fund or the Western Memorial Regional Hospital Foundation.

HANN, Ina Louise
Corner Brook

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Ina Louise Hann announce her passing on Friday, March 3, 2000 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 45. She will be sadly missed by her son Dale (Penney), mother Meta Hann, four brothers: Calvin (Beth), Charles (Jacqueline), Edward (Carol), George (Tammy); five sisters: Emma Francis (John), Christina Morgan (Rick), Dora McDonald (Don), June Hann (Don), Melinda Warren (Vince); special friend Wally Wiseman, and numerous other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her father Leslie Hann 1998, brother Derek Hann 1970, brother-in-law Weldon McDonald. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 7th at 2 p.m. from the Salvation Army Temple, O'Connell Drive, Lieutenant Colleen Freake officiating, followed by the interment at the Mt. Patricia Cemetery Receiving Chapel. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue, Saturday from 7-9, Sunday and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. As expressions of sympathy flowers or donations to the Western Memorial Regional Hospital Chemotherapy Unit will be graciously accepted.

DOMINIC, Elizabeth Fisher
Elizabeth Fisher Dominic
passed away on February 16, 2000 just before midnight at North York General Hospital in Toronto. She was with her husband George and her daughters Margaret and Cathi at the time of her death. Her husband held her hand as she took her last breaths before entering God's Kingdom.
Elizabeth was born on July 26, 1917 in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, the daughter of Janet and Josiah Fisher, both of whom were pioneer residents of Corner Brook. Her mother, Janet, a schoolteacher prior to marriage. Her father, Josiah Fisher married twice, first in 1897 and his wife Janet Penney had five children, Jean, Frank, Christopher, Grace and Norman. Janet Penny died in 1905 and in 1906 Josiah married Janet Cobb. She bore eight children, Mary, Georgina, Margaret, Edith, Alex, Pat, Elizabeth and Ian.
Elizabeth attended the Corner Brook Public School and later worked at Goodyear and House for several years. She was a volunteer at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind on Station Road and worked as a volunteer at Western Memorial Hospital.
Elizabeth married George Joseph Dominic of Botwood on September 15, 1943. Their wedding photographs portray friends and family united in strength at the time when the entire world was in the midst of war. Her brother Ian served overseas during World War II and she regularly mailed packages with gifts, and photographs on the backs of which she wrote about her life in Corner Brook. Her words reveal a woman who aspired to make others happy. Elizabeth was a devoted correspondent; even war could not deter her. She was a frequent school visitor on Open House days, had a fast sense of humor, was a devoted sports fan, especially baseball and hockey, and was an avid bowler. She took great pride in her brother Alex's curling accomplishments. She loved holiday decorating, magic and color, and in particular the color red. She specialized in baking and her products were well known and often sought within the community, especially during holidays. She loved the Humber River.
My mother, Elizabeth, taught me three things of immense importance. In the 1950's on the night of the devastating Broadway fire, she taught me to think on my feet. The blaze, which began in a restaurant, tore through the streets and resulted in the total destruction of many buildings on the West Side of Corner Brook. As the fire raged people were forced to evacuate and take only what they could carry. She told me to take the most important things I had. I took my homework and teddy bear. I still have the bear. Years later when we lived at Little Rapids near a strawberry field she taught me to be brave. During thunder and lightning storms, she made bowls of strawberries with sugar and we'd sit on the sun porch with the berries and look at the weather. She taught me to be unafraid of storms and to appreciate their beauty. In the early 1960's she developed a magnificent rock garden at her home on 49 Central Street. Cascades of perennials and annuals intertwined with blossoms that invite butterflies. She was an accomplished and knowledgeable gardener, loved flowers and in particular, pansies. She showed me the beauty of gardens. She created art with her gardens and baking, her knitting and decorating. My mother, Elizabeth, was an artist. As a small child I remember asking her one day in reference to a spectacular sunset, how the colors got to the sky. She said without hesitation, "A little boy with a paint brush does it". If she decides to join ranks with that child brilliant sunsets will be in everyone's future.
She left Corner Brook and moved to Toronto with her husband in the 1980's. She suffered a massive stroke on Nov. 23, 1999 and never recovered. Elizabeth is survived by her husband George, three daughters: Margaret Dominic of New York City, Mary Dominic Costa of Mississauga, and Cathi Dominic of Toronto; two granddaughters Heather Rose Dominic, of New York City, Michelle Costa of Mississauga, and son-in-law Carlos Costa of Mississauga. Her son-in-law, Jack Hannigan, husband of Margaret, preceded her in death. She is also survived by her sister Margaret Fisher Mayo and brother Ian Fisher, both of Corner Brook, and several nieces, nephews and friends all of whom loved her dearly. A memorial service was held on February 19th in Toronto with her husband, three daughters, two granddaughters, son-in-law, and neighbors and friends in attendance. Anyone wishing to contact the family can do so through Margaret Dominic, 348 W. 21st Street, 4R, New York, New York, 10011, USA.


Monday, March 6, 2000, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

COLSON, John
Corner Brook, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late John Colson announce his passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Sunday, March 5th, 2000 at the age of 67 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife: Ida (nee Osbourne); daughters: Beverley and Denise of Corner Brook, Judy and Shirley of Nova Scotia; sons: Gary, Todd (Jane), Kenneth, Bernard (Lisa), Paul (Jennifer), all residing in Corner Brook, and Rick in St. John's; 10 grandchildren; Sisters: Joan (Ward) Jones, Pasadena, Mary (Ernest) Dalley, Corner Brook; brothers: Thomas (Jean) Colson, Corner Brook, Frank (Vera) Colson, Toronto, ON, Lloyd Colson, NS, George Cammie, Corner Brook, and Terry (Lorraine), Pasadena. As well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his son Gregory, granddaughter Roxanne, sister Dolly, brother Olie, and parents Edward and Sadie Colson. The family will be receiving friends from Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Marks Avenue on Monday and Tuesday from the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 8th at 2:00 p.m. from St. John The Evangelist Cathedral, Main Street. Interment to Follow at Mount Patricia Receiving Chapel. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations to the Newfoundland Lung Association.

DENNIS, Bruce
Corner Brook, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Bruce Dennis announce his passing on Sunday, March 5th, 2000 at the age of 50. He will be sadly missed by his two daughters: Kelley & Nicki; four sisters: Maisie Tarbett, Ada Dennis, Betty Green (Witfield), ON, Geraldine Brake (Reg); five brothers: Dave (Nancy), Derek (Vonnie), Bern (Vera), Frank (Annie), George (Marjorie), and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents: George & Martha Dennis, and his sister Pat Janes. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 7th at 2:00 p.m. from St. Ambrose Anglican Church, John's Beach, Rev. Canon Joyce Payne officiating, followed by the interment at the church cemetery. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 218 Curling Street Monday from 7-9. As expressions of sympathy flowers or donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation will be graciously accepted.

PEDDLE, Andrew Joseph
Corner Brook, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Andrew Peddle announce his passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Saturday, March 4, 2000, in his 81st year. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his devoted wife of 49 years, Olive (nee Hilliard), son, Terry (Sonia), daughter, Bonnie (Bruce); four grandchildren: Jamie, Mark (Emma), Leanne and Heather. Brothers: Ambrose (Bessie), Les (Lorraine) and Gerard. Sister: Sylvia Pennell (Eric), sisters-in-law: Hilda Gregory and Bertha Hilliard. As well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family will be receiving friends from Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Marks Avenue on Monday from the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 7th, at 10:30 a.m. from All Hallows Roman Catholic Church, Humber Road, Monsignor William Boone officiating. Interment to follow at Mount Patricia Receiving Chapel. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

LAVERS, Wade
Port Saunders

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Wade Lavers announce his passing on Thursday, March 2nd, 2000 at Hawkes Bay in his 48th year. He leaves to mourn one daughter Rosalie, two sons Boyd (Nicole), Kristopher. Grandson Brayden, parents Gertrude & George, sister Mazie & brother in law Herb House. Brothers Jerry, sister in law Gale, Murray, sister in law Gen. Nieces, Erika & Sally, nephews George & Tom. He also leaves to mourn a large circle of relatives and friends. The family will be receiving friends from his family residence in Port Saunders on Saturday & Sunday. Funeral service will take place from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Port Saunders on Monday, March 6th at 11 a.m. with Father O'Quinn officiating. Interment to follow at Interfaith Cemetery, Sandy Cove. As expressions of sympathy, flowers or donations can be made to Holy Family Parish. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port aux Choix.


Tuesday, March 7, 2000, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

GEORGE, Mary Elizabeth
Curling

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mary George announce her passing on Sunday, March 5th, 2000 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in her 80th year. She was predeceased by her husband John P. George, November 27, 1971. She will be sadly missed by her sons: Tom (Karen), Corner Brook, John (Sharon), Harbour Breton; daughters: Kay Hynes (Ken), Elizabeth Joy (Al), Corner Brook, Stella Anthony (Derrick), Grand Falls, Mary Lalonde, Ontario; 16 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; brother-in-law Mike George (Ada), and a large circle of relatives and friends. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 8th at 1:30 p.m. from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Curling St., Father Bernard Buckle officiating. The interment will follow at the Mt. Patricia Cemetery Receiving Chapel. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 218 Curling St. Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, flowers or donations to the Sacred Heart Parish Church Fund will be graciously accepted.

HISCOCK, Emily
Deer Lake
March 4, 2000

It is with great sadness that the family of baby Emily Hiscock announce her passing on March 4th, 2000. She leaves to mourn her parents Leona and Gary Hiscock, and her brother Matthew. Her grandparents Arthur and Juanita Elms and Tom and Eileen Hiscock. Her great-grandparents Julia and Winston Wiseman, Freeman and Dorcas Sheppard and Annie Hiscock. Also a large circle of aunts, uncles, cousins and relatives. A Memorial Service took place from Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Street, Deer Lake on Monday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Barter officiating. Interment followed at the family plot on Wight's Road. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, Deer Lake.
"Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep"


Wednesday, March 8, 2000, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

EARLE, David Walter CA. FCA
Passed away suddenly at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, on Tuesday, March 7th, 2000, David Walter Earle CA. FCA, in his 58th year. Leaving to mourn his devoted wife of 34 years Barbara (nee Lester); son Greg (Vicky); and daughter Leanne (Darin), Guelph, Ontario; also leaving to mourn his parents Ferdinand and Violet Earle; eight sisters: Sandra Squires (Cal), Chamberlains, Una Williams (James), Florida, Margaret Fowler (Kelvin), Topsail, Barbara Earle, Mt. Pearl, Linda Bowering (Ray), St. John's, Olga Barnes (Linton), Chamberlains, Paula Ennis (Paul), Upper Gullies, Pamela Vokey (Paul), Gander; sisters-in-law Sandra Gushue (Em), Brigus, CB; nieces, nephews, other relatives and a large circle of friends in St. John's and Corner Brook. Resting at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Wednesday, and 10 a.m. - 12 noon Thursday. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 9, 2000 from St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, St. Clare Avenue, with cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy flowers gratefully accepted or donations in his memory may be made to the Diabetes Association of Newfoundland, or St. Michael and All Angels Memorial Fund.

GEORGE, Mary Eliza (nee: McCarthy)
Curling

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mary George announce her passing on Sunday, March 5th, 2000 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in her 80th year. She was predeceased by her husband John P. George, November 27, 1971. She will be sadly missed by her sons: Tom (Karen), Corner Brook, John (Sharon), Harbour Breton; daughters: Kay Hynes (Ken), Elizabeth Joy (Al), Corner Brook, Stella Anthony (Derrick), Grand Falls, Mary Lalonde, Ontario; 16 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; brother-in-law Mike George (Ada), and a large circle of relatives and friends. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 8th at 1:30 p.m. from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Curling St., Father Bernard Buckle officiating. The interment will follow at the Mt. Patricia Cemetery Receiving Chapel. The family received friends at Fillatre's Funeral Home, 218 Curling St. on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, flowers or donations to the Sacred Heart Parish Church Fund will be graciously accepted.


Thursday, March 9, 2000, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

HINDY, Daniel
Corner Brook, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Daniel Hindy announce his passing on Wednesday, March 8, 2000 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 85. He will be sadly missed by his seven children: Bernice and husband Jacob, Bessie and husband John, Robert and wife Shirley, Norman and Barbe, Melvin and wife Linda, Doris, Sandra and husband Paul; 14 grandchildren: Stephen and wife Michelle, Nina and husband Frank, Jackie and husband Mark, Shawn, Matthew, Sonya and husband Bernie, Donna and husband Lorne, Norman Jr., Andrew, Jennifer, Colin, Jonathan, Amy, Jamie: 8 great-grandchildren: Adam, Chantal, Cody, Adam, Andrew, Holly, Cody, Kinesha; very special friend Maxine Hindy, brother Norm, step brother Fred Moores; and numerous other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Nina April 17th, 1992. The funeral service will be held Sunday, March 12th at 3:00 p.m. from the Anglican Church, Hearts Content, Rev. Everett Hobbs officiating followed by the interment at the church cemetery. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue, Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9. Visitation will continue from the Anglican Church in Hearts Content on Friday from 7-9, and Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. As expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the CNIB.

SHEPPARD, Richard Sr.
Stephenville

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Richard Sheppard Sr. announce his passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville on Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at the age of 68 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Margaret; two sons: Michael (Donna) Sheppard and Richard (Loretta) Sheppard, all of Stephenville; three daughters: Evan (Albert) Bennett of Harbour Breton, Eileen Sheppard of Stephenville, Theresa Sheppard of Brampton, ON; four brothers: Phil (Mary) Sheppard, John (Josephine) Sheppard, Owen (Theresa Marie) Sheppard, all of Stephenville; Tom (Lottie) Drake of Lunenburg, NS; two sisters: Bernice Dunphy of Stephenville, Clarice (John) Walsh of Lamaline; eight grandchildren; Chasity, Jonathan, Maria, Travis (special grandson), Douglas, Heather, Rueben, Maggie and a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his sister, Eileen Mullowney. Friends may call at Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville on Thursday and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will take place on Saturday, March 11th at 10:00 a.m. from St. Stephen's Parish, West Street, Stephenville with interment in the Hillside Interfaith Cemetery, Hansen Highway, Stephenville.


Friday, March 10, 2000, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

DOUCETTE, Dorothy
268 Kippens Road, Kippens

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Dorothy Doucette announce her passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital on Wednesday, March 8, 2000 at the age of 83 years. She will be sadly missed by four sons: Fred (Jean) Doucette of St. John's, Joseph Doucette, Angus (Lucy) Doucette, Harold Doucette (Yvonne Hawco), all of Kippens; one daughter, Ursula Moyles of Kippens; one brother, Harold McLean of the Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre in Stephenville Crossing; three step-brothers: John McLean of Port au Port West, Bernard McLean of Labrador City, Alex McLean of Stephenville and one step-sister, Anastasia Hynes of Kippens and 25 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband John T. Doucette and her daughter, Edna Dollard and son-in-law, Ignatius Dollard. Friends may call at Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will take place on Saturday, March 11th at 2 p.m. from St. Stephen's Parish, West Street in Stephenville with interment in the Hillside Interfaith Cemetery, Hansen Highway, Stephenville. As expressions of sympathy, flowers gratefully accepted or donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

LEWIS, Hedy J.
Mount Moriah, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Hedy Lewis announce her passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Wednesday, March 8th, 2000 at the age of 48. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her husband, Frederick, two daughters: Cindy (friend Andrew), Corner Brook and Tracy, Mt. Moriah. Three sisters: Charlotte Hunt, Mt. Moriah, Lucy Melanson, NS, and Lorraine (Gilbert) Stone, Curling. Mother and father-in-law, Lucy and William Lewis, Curling. Brothers-in-law: David (Barbara) Lewis, Benoit's Cove, Roger (Ann) Lewis, Pasadena, Maxwell (Debbie) Lewis, Corner Brook and Harold Lewis, Curling, as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents: Hedley Hunt (1993), and Dorothy Hunt (1978). Brothers-in-law: Tony Lewis (1997) and Roy Melanson (1987). The family will be receiving friends from Fillatre's Funeral Home, 218 Curling Street on Friday from the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 11th at 2 p.m. from St. Mary's Anglican Church, Curling, with cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the Western Memorial Regional Hospital Foundation, Renal Dialysis Unit.

HICKEY, Deborah M.
Marches Point

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Deborah M. Hickey announce her passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville on Thursday, March 9, 2000 at the age of 41 years. She will be sadly missed by her son, Devin Hickey of Marches Point; her daughter Shannon Hickey of Marches Point; her father, John Ernest Benoit Jr. of Dartmouth, NS, and her mother, Adeline Benoit of Marches Point; six brothers: Roy (Leita) Benoit of Marches Point, Maxwell (Norma) Benoit and Wade (Chantal) Benoit, all of Oakville, Ontario, Gary (Yvonne) Benoit of Marches Point, Marc (Joanne) Benoit of Mount Uniake, NS, Kenneth Benoit of Halifax, NS; three sisters: Judy (Donald) Young of Marches Point, Jacqueline Benoit (Wayne) of Nova Scotia, Roxanne Boyd (Earl) of Port aux Basques and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Friends may call at Our Lady of the Cape Parish in Cape St. George on Friday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place on Saturday, March 11 at 11:00 a.m. from Our Lady of the Cape Parish in Cape St. George with Cremation service to follow after the Funeral Service at Russell's Crematorium, Stephenville. Interment will take place at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society or to Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of Russell's Funeral Home & Crematorium, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville.


Saturday, March 11, 2000, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

QUEHE, Alfred L.
Pasadena, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Alfred Quehe announce his passing at his family residence on Friday, March 10th, 2000, at the age of 67 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving family, his wife Bonnie (nee Morris), 2 sons: Gary (Rita) of Pasadena, and Stephen at Ontario. 2 daughters: Jocelyn (Ken) Mortimer of Ontario, and Sandra Burton (Gord O'Dell) of Pasadena. 10 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Brothers: George (Ada), David (June) residing at Ontario, Max (Mary), Bill (Linda) residing at Corner Brook. Sisters: Lillian (Don Baker) at Florida, Eva (Leo St. Don) of Ontario, Ruth (Malcolm Spracklin) of St. John's, and Hazel (Billy Dillon) of Ontario. He will be also missed by a large circle of relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his parents, John and Elizabeth, brothers, Clifford and Rudolph, and sister Loretta Vincent. The funeral service will take place at the Pentecostal Tabernacle on Elizabeth Street, Sunday at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Calvin Andrews officiating. The interment will take place at Mt. Patricia Cemetery Receiving Chapel. Visitation will take place at Wellington Funeral Home, 31 Wellington Street, Saturday, during the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tributes may be made by making donations to the charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Wellington Funeral Home, 31 Wellington Street, Corner Brook, phone 634-9800.

BALL, Viola Gladys
Corner Brook, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Viola Gladys Ball announce her passing on Friday, March 10th, 2000 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 74. She will be sadly missed by her four children: Reverend Karen Freake (Hubert), Belleoram, NF, Janis Ball, Corner Brook, NF, Russell Ball, Vancouver, BC, Louise Power (Mark), Fort McMurray, AB; grandchildren Neil, Stephen and Anna Freake, Emily Ball, Adam, Matthew and Sarah Power; sister Emily (Peggy) Everly, Michigan City, Indiana; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Clifford Frank Ball, January 19, 1985, and daughter Linda, 1964. The funeral service will be held Monday, March 13, at 2 p.m. from Oakland United Church, Reverend Ernie Feltham officiating, followed by the interment at the Mt. Patricia Cemetery Receiving Chapel. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 218 Curling Street, Saturday, 7-9 p.m., and Sunday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, flowers or donations to a charity of one's choice will be graciously accepted.

BIRTHS

THOMSON
Mackenzie Alexandra Thomson
was born on November 22, 1999 at 12:31 a.m. at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, Ontario, weighing 8 lbs. 9 oz. Her proud parents are Robert and Nancy and doting grandparents in Corner Brook are Rev. Richard and Gillian Thomson. A little cousin for Matthew and Elizabeth.

SIMMONDS
Dwayne Bennett and Robin Simmonds are proud to announce the birth of their son Bailey Garfield Edward. The birth took place at Western Memorial Hospital on December 1, 1999 weighing 9 lbs. 2½ oz. Proud grandparents are Garfield and Anita Simmonds of Brampton, Ontario and Edward and Jean Bennett of Flat Bay.

ENGAGEMENT

HOUSE & HANN
Congratulations to Sonya House and Jevin Hann on their engagement which took place on December 25, 1999. Sonya is the daughter of Norma House of Corner Brook and Fred House of Gillams. Jevin is the son of Leroy and Angela Hann of Meadows. Love and best wishes from family & friends.


Monday, March 13, 2000, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

WHITE, Leroy Joseph
Noels Pond

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Leroy Joseph White announce his passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville on Saturday, March 11, 2000 at 6:05 a.m. at the age of 69 years. He will be sadly missed by Agatha; five sons: Eugene (Cindy) of Moncton, NB, Anthony (Marilyn), Christopher (Cathy), Vince (Dola), all of Ship Cove, Neil (Sheila) of Piccadilly; seven daughters: Sherry White (Davis Young), Laurie McCann (Bruce White), all of Stephenville, Corena (Tim) Zwicker of Mahone Bay, NS, Ruth White (Roland Osmond) of Ship Cove, Odelia White (Don Benoit) of Kitchener, Ontario, Linda White (Junior Lainey) of Prince Edward Island, Dawn White of Ship Cove; four brothers: Joseph Melvin (Anne) of Noels Pond, Bill and Jim, both of Stephenville, Fred (Heather) of Ontario; three sisters: Kathleen (Nick) O'Neill of Kippens, Theresa (John) Blanchard of Noels Pond, Hazel (Roy) Brown of Stephenville; 18 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and special friend, Leah; a large circle of relatives and friends. 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, March 14th at 10:00 a.m. from St. Stephen's Parish on West Street, Stephenville with interment in the Hillside Interfaith Cemetery, Hansen Highway, Stephenville.


Tuesday, March 14, 2000, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

KELLY, Mary Bertha (nee Hynes)
Port au Port West, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mary Bertha Kelly (nee Hynes) announce her peaceful passing at Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville on Monday, March 13, 2000 at the age of 85 years. She will be sadly missed by three sons: Arthur Kelly of St. John's, NF, Harold Kelly of Scarborough, ON, Allan (Percila) Kelly of Surrey, BC; five daughters: Barbara Kelly of Dartmouth, NS, Linda (Steve) Delaney of Mississauga, ON, Moira (Barry) Wilton of Stephenville, NF, Doreen Kelly of St. John's, NF, Joyce Kelly of Mount Pearl, NF; three brothers: Harold Hynes of Port au Port West, NF, Charles (Christine) Hynes of Aguathuna, NF, Reg (Lydia) Hynes of Stephenville, NF; five sisters: Stella (Victor) Aubuchon of Ste-Agathe, Quebec, Laura Glasgow of Port au Port West, NF, Diane (Merle) Jollymore of Canning, NS, Irene (Joe) Hall of Stephenville, NF, Rita (Charles) Collier of St. John's, NF; 12 grandchildren and two special grand nieces, Krista and Vanessa Glasgow; a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Wilfred in 1983 and three brothers, Finton, Horatio and Benedict and one sister, Yvonne Hynes. Friends may call at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Port au Port West on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place on Thursday, March 16th at 10:30 a.m. from Our Lady of Mercy Church in Port au Port West with interment in the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Port au Port East. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville.


Wednesday, March 15, 2000, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

MURRIN, Mary Jane
Corner Brook
April 15th, 1907 - March 13th, 2000

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mary Jane Murrin announce her passing on Monday, March 13th, 2000 at the Interfaith Home in her 92nd year. She will be sadly missed by her children, Arch (Bessie) of Cormack, Hazel (Ron) McCarthy of Corner Brook, Doris (Ken) Johnson of Kelowna, BC and Gerald Murrin of Hughes Brook. Sixteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. One sister Eva Butt of Texada Island, BC and one brother Robert (Frances) Joyce Sr. of Corner Brook. Also a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Francis in 1987. Visitation will take place from Parson's Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Street, Deer Lake today Wednesday at 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Visitation will then follow at St. John The Evangelist Anglican Church in Corner Brook on Thursday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. where also Funeral Services will take place at 2:00 p.m. with interment to follow at Mount Patricia Receiving Chapel. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parson's Funeral Home, Deer Lake.
"Forever In Our Hearts"

FINN, Gerald J.
541 Blackhorn Avenue, North York, Toronto
Formerly of 28 East Valley Road, Corner Brook, NF

Passed peacefully away at home, March 8, 2000, at the age of 67 years. He will be sadly missed by his brother John (Connie) and his three nieces Debby (Mark) Clarkson, Dianne (Tom) Wheeler and Stephanie Finn, also great nieces and nephews Caroline, Sarah, Andrew, Mark and Samantha. Gerald moved to Toronto in 1970 where he worked as an Aero Space Technician with Spar Industries Inc. Cremation has taken place and the family's Memorial Celebration of Gerald's life was private. In Gerald's remembrance, donations to Western Memorial Regional Hospital Chemo Centre would be gratefully appreciated by the family.


Thursday, March 16, 2000, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

CORMIER, Randolph (Randy) Joseph
St. Theresa's, NF

With profound sadness we announce the sudden passing of our beloved son, brother, father, uncle and friend Randolph Joseph Cormier in his 37th year. He will be sadly missed by his beloved family: daughter Samantha Long, Corner Brook; parents Neil and Gladys Cormier, St. Theresa's; four brothers: Hubert (Beatrice), Robinsons; Cornelius (Jean), St. Theresa's; Robert (Christine), Flat Bay; Gary, Stephenville; nine sisters: Ivy, Janet, Linda, Ruby, all from Stephenville; Judy (Maxie), Olive (George), Marina (Bradley), Geraldine, all from St. Theresa's and Patricia, Flat Bay; and a large number of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his sister Bertha Perrier in 1992. The family will be receiving friends from St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Flat Bay, Thursday, 10-12 noon, from where the Funeral Service will take place that afternoon at 2:00 p.m., Father Aidan Devine officiating. Interment will follow at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in St. Theresa's. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Stephenville Crossing.

HAMPTON, Willis Norman
Howley
August 31st, 1921 - March 15th, 2000

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Willis Norman Hampton announce his passing on Wednesday, March 15th, 2000 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in his 78th year. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Ruby (nee Wheeler). Four sons: Eugene of Deer Lake, Wycliffe (Margaret), Wilson (Linda) both of Howley, and Beaton of Pasadena. Four daughters, Judy (Mrs. Ken Freake) of Grand Falls-Windsor, Marjorie (Mrs. Charles McLean) of Pasadena, Greta (Mrs. Joseph Walsh) of Howley and Cassie Langdon of Deer Lake. 16 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Four sisters, Hazel Butt of Clarenville, Phyllis Little of Bloomfield, Alice Muggridge of Winter Brook and Myrtle Hampton of Kelligrews. Three brothers, Ralph of Clarenville, Max (Ethel) of Portland and Clifford of Musgrave Town. Also a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his son Leonard in 1976. Visitation will take place from the Pentecostal Church in Howley today Thursday at 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where also Funeral Services will take place on Friday at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Cramm 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"


Friday, March 17, 2000, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

BRAKE, Peggy, Margaret C. (nee Simmons)
Corner Brook, NF

(A write-up on Mrs. Brake from another page of the newspaper is included below these three obituaries.)
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Peggy, Margaret Brake announce her passing at her residence in Curling on Thursday, March 16th, 2000 at the age of 63 years. She will be sadly missed by her loving family: husband Bruce; sons, Shawn (Lynda) of Halifax and Greg of Curling; daughters, Cindy French (Wally) of Pasadena and Nikki Budgell (Jeff) of Kingston, ON; 9 grandchildren, Krista, Gregory, Bradley, Stephen, Taylor, Shawna-Lynn, Daniel, Cortnee and Joshua; sisters, Rosemary Simmons, Roberta McKay (Howie) and Sharon Downey (Brian) all of Ontario; brother Robert of Ontario; sisters-in-law, Ruby White (Norman), Joan Mayo (Max), Beaulah Penney (George) and Edna Bauer; brother-in-law, Gerald (Joan) Brake and also a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mrs. Brake was pre-deceased by her parents, Robert and Marietta. Visitation will take place at Wellington Funeral Home on Friday during the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Curling with Father Bernard Buckle officiating. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation or to the Chemotherapy Unit of the Western Memorial Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Wellington Funeral Home, 31 Wellington Street, Corner Brook, phone 634-9800.

CHIASSON, Bridget (Musseau)
At her home in Foster, Quebec, January 12, 2000. Daughter of the late Florien Chiasson and the late Catherine LeBlanc. Sister of Joseph Chiasson and Julia, bother of Verdun, Quebec, the late Patrick, Catherine and James. Sister-in-law Lea Chiasson and niece Catherine Chiasson, both of St. Luc, Quebec, her nephews James and Phonse Bamberry, both of Verdun, Quebec. Cremation was held next day. Mass was held at St. Bernardin Church, Waterloo, Quebec. Interment at St. Bernardin Cemetery in May.

BOONE, Arminius Robert
Corner Brook, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Arminius Boone announce his passing on Wednesday, March 15th, 2000 at the O'Connell Center at the age of 85. He will be sadly missed by his wife Jean; son Allan; daughter Audrey Wheeler (Reg), of Corner Brook, grandson Wayne Wheeler (Sarah), Mount Pearl, NF; one brother Hollie Boone (Clara), Scarborough, ON; one sister Sophia Powers, California, USA and several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his son Arminius, 1980; daughter Holly, 1945; sisters: Mirtle Grzybowski, Unice Rose, Clara Rowsell; brother Elijah Boone. The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 18th at 2 p.m. from St. Michael's and All Angels Anglican Church, Park Drive. Reverend James Eveleigh officiating, the interment will follow at the Townsite Cemetery, Montgomery Street. The family will be receiving friends at Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue, Friday from 2-4 and 7-9. As expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Michael's and All Angels Church or the Canadian Cancer Society.

Wish Foundation volunteer loses battle with cancer
Corner Brook
The local subchapter of the Children's Wish Foundation has lost one of its greatest wish bringers with the passing of Peggy Brake on Thursday.
Margaret C. (Peggy) Brake (nee Simmons)
died at home Thursday after a lengthy and courageous battle against cancer. She was 63.
Mrs. Brake began her work with the Children's Wish Foundation in 1992 when she became co-ordinator of the Corner Brook and Humber Valley sub-chapter. She led the volunteer committee in her area to an all-time high of 25 active members responsible for granting wishes to children with high risk or life threatening illnesses and helped raise the funds necessary to fulfill that mandate. In addition, Mrs. Brake took her turn at the provincial level by sitting on the Newfoundland and Labrador chapter's board of directors for four years. In this capacity, she was part of developing the foundation's volunteer networks in western Newfoundland and had input into everything from the foundation's promotional campaigns to its budgeting process.
Because of her outstanding contributions to the foundation and her tireless efforts to raise funds to grant wishes to children across the province, the Newfoundland and Labrador chapter of the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada created, and awarded her The Volunteer of the Year Award in 1998. This award - presented only when an individual meets the criteria of fundraising excellence, devotion to making wishes come true and providing support and motivation to others - has not been awarded to any other person since. Mrs. Brake was also nominated for the Atlantic Canadian Outstanding Volunteer Fund-Raiser Award in 1998 by the Halifax based Society of Fund-Raising Executives.
"When we think of the heart and soul of our committee, we think of Peggy," said Ruth Hillier, acting coordinator of the foundation's Corner Brook sub-chapter, on behalf of the local committee. "She's someone whose first concern was taking care of the children and she realized how important our work was in giving these special children a chance to be a child again."
With her illness, Peggy had even more empathy for the kids than before - if that was possible - and, while in hospital, kept her finger on the work of our committee, helping direct and motivate us every step of the way. All of us will be thinking of Peggy during our Telethon March 26, an event she started. We dedicate it to her memory as "The Wish Bringer."
Jim Greenland, provincial chapter chairperson, met Mrs. Brake thorough his involvement with the foundation in 1997. He instantly became an admirer. "When this dreaded illness became part of her life, her thoughts were still very much for the children and the foundation," said Greenland. "I remember calling her in her hospital room and one of the first things she spoke to me about was a cheque she had received that day for the foundation."
"The Children's Wish Foundation and the people she dealt with daily, myself included, are better off today by knowing Peg. She was indeed a special person and I want to extend on behalf of the board, the staff and myself, our condolences to her family."

Mrs. Brake is resting at Wellington Funeral Home and visitation will take place today from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Her funeral service will be Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Curling. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation or to the chemotherapy unit at Western Memorial Regional Hospital.


Saturday, March 18, 2000, edition of The Western Star

BIRTHS

PIERCEY
Jenna Lesley Hazel Piercey
was born on February 23, 2000, 12:14 a.m. at Western Memorial Regional Hospital, Corner Brook weighing 7 lb. 7½ oz. Her proud parents are Ernest & Sharon Piercey, proud grandparents are Bob & Linda Watkins of Deer Lake and Sean & Ann Piercey of Howley.

MYLES
Bill and Elizabeth Myles and big sister Teresa are pleased to announce the arrival of their new daughter and sister, Emily Victoria. Emily was born February 12th, 2000 at Western Memorial Regional Hospital, weighing 9 lb. 9 oz. Proud grandparents are Keith and Christine Chadderton and Billy and Ada Myles. She is also welcomed by a large number of aunts, uncles and cousins. We love you Emily.

ENGAGEMENT

WHITELEY & NOSEWORTHY
Congratulations Mike Whiteley and Paula Noseworthy on their engagement December 25, '99. Mike is the son of Peter Whiteley and Mavis Bodaly of Corner Brook. Paula is the daughter of Shirley and the late Ed (Blackie) Noseworthy also of Corner Brook.

FRENCH & BOWLES
Congratulations to Peter Michael, son of Peter and Norma French of Pasadena to Rhonda Colette, daughter of Ronald and Elizabeth Bowles of Grand Falls on their engagement. Wedding plans are for June 24, 2000.

WEDDING

DUNPHY & YOUNG
George Alfred
, son of George and Ruby Dunphy of Humber Village and Keressa Lynn, daughter of Greg and Betty Young of Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, were united in marriage at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Sydney Mines, on August 21, 1999. The bride was escorted to the altar by her parents. Her sister Lori Yates acted as maid of honour. Best friend, Deborah Barton was bridesmaid and Kieran Yates, niece of the bride, was flower girl. The groom was attended by friends Jason St. Croix as best man and Mark Scheussler as groomsman. A reception was held at the North Star Inn, North Sydney. George's sister and brother, Kim and Charles, shared the role of emcee for the evening assisted by John Hollahan and Beth Ennis (Dunphy). Keressa and George wish to thank all who helped make their day so memorable, especially out of town guests who traveled from Corner Brook, Eastern Nfld., Vancouver, and Mass, USA. The couple honeymooned in Disney World, Florida and now reside in Halifax, NS, where Keressa is enrolled in the MBA program at St. Mary's University, and George is employed as project manager with Cyberplex Atlantic.

DEATHS

CONNERS, Walter
Deer Lake
June 15th, 1927 - March 16th, 2000

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Walter Conners announce his sudden passing on Thursday, March 16th, 2000 at his family residence in his 72nd year. He will be sadly missed by his cousins: Maryann (Earl) Jeffries, Theresa Curtis, Richard (Sybil) O'Driscoll, all of Deer lake and Dorothy (Gerald) Piercey of Labrador City. Also a large circle of friends. Mr. Walter Conners was a very active volunteer in the Town of Deer Lake. He was involved in the Royal Canadian Legion, Knights of Columbus, Lions Club and the Seniors Club. Everyone knew Walter for his selling of tickets and we all will miss him. Visitation will take place from Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Street, Deer Lake, Friday at 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass of a Christian burial will take place from Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Father Collins officiating. Interment to follow at the family plot on Wight's Road. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parson's Funeral Home, Deer lake.
"Forever In Our Hearts"

BYRNE, Audrey Elizabeth Rose (nee Clarke)
Corner Brook, NF

Passed peacefully away surrounded by her loving family Audrey Byrne, on March 17th, 2000 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 72 years. leaving to mourn and celebrate her life, her husband of 48 years Kevin, children: Peter (Joan), Jo-Anne (Tom Philpott), Janet (Ed Turpin), Rod (Mary), Paul (Barb Hynes); sister Joan Courtney of Dartmouth, NS; also her grandchildren, the joys of her life: Shelly Saunders (Wallace), Allison Byrne, Meaghan & Emily Philpott, Clarke & Jane Turpin, Joanna Byrne, Kevin & Ian Byrne; great-grandson Austin James Saunders, and a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her infant son Kevin in 1964; parents Chesley & Mary Clarke; sister Evelyn and Edna. The funeral service will be held Saturday, March 18th at 1:30 p.m. from the Most Holy Redeemer Cathedral, Mt. Bernard Avenue, Father John Peddle officiating, followed by interment at the Mt. Patricia Cemetery Receiving Chapel. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Marks Avenue Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon. As expressions of sympathy donations in her memory may be made to the Children's Rehabilitation Fund c/o The Janeway Hospital.

HILLYARD, Samuel Layden
Grand Falls, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Samuel Layden Hillyard announce his passing on Thursday, March 16th, 2000 at Grand Falls-Windsor at the age of 88 years. He will be sadly missed by six sons: George, Heber (Vera) both of Fort McMurray, Wesley, Norman both of Winnipeg, Robert (Shari) of Etobicoke, ON, and Roy (Gillberta) of Hinton, AB, four daughters: Annie Gillard of Woody Point, Priscalla Chcoyne of Montreal, Harriett (Terry) Biggin of Daniel's Harbour and Glenda (Christopher) Blanchard of Deer Lake, son-in-law Roy Lang of Norris Point, 34 grandchildren & 20 great-grandchildren, also a large number of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by wife Maude, daughter Joanna, and many brothers and sisters. Visitation will take place at Fillatre's Funeral Home, 10 Clinic Drive, Deer Lake today from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place on Sunday at 2 p.m. from St. Paul's United Church, Deer Lake with Rev. Parsons officiating. Interment to follow at the United Cemetery, Wight's Road. As expressions of sympathy flowers gratefully accepted.

JESSO, Mary A.
Seniors Cottages, Stephenville Crossing

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mary A. Jesso announce her passing at Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville on Friday, March 17, 2000 at the age of 91 years. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband, Peter and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Friends may call at St. Joseph's Parish in St. George's on Saturday, starting at 2 p.m. and Sunday. Funeral Services will take place on Monday, March 20th, at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph's Parish in St. George's with interment in the Roman Catholic Cemetery on Brook Street in Stephenville Crossing. Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of Russell's Funeral Home, Station Road, Stephenville Crossing.


Monday, March 20, 2000, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

CHUBB, Chester Roy
Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre,
Stephenville Crossing
(Formerly of Boswarlos)

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Chester Roy Chubb announce his passing at the Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre in Stephenville Crossing on Saturday, March 18, 2000 at the age of 78 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Ivy, seven sons: Roy (Sylvia) Chubb and Wayne (Theresa) Chubb all of St. George's, Bradley (Carron) Chubb of Boswarlos, Neil Chubb (Mona Hynes) of Boswarlos, Paul (Janet) Chubb of Brampton, Ontario, Randy (Lee-Ann) Chubb of British Columbia, Don (Pat) Bennett of Ontario; seven daughters: Judith (Wayne) White of Kippens, Lisa (Mel) Olson of Noels Pond, Marilyn (Ken) Martin and Karen (George) Forno all of Brampton, Ontario, Gwen (Jerry) Oglesby of Louville, Kentucky, Linda (Frank) Halle of Edmonton, Carol-Ann (Terry) Wright of Fort McMurray, Alberta; one sister, Sybil (Harold) Abbott of Felix Cove; 33 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his brother Harold Chubb. Friends may call at Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen St., Stephenville on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, March 21 at 2:00 p.m. from the United Church on St. Clare Avenue in Stephenville with interment in the United Cemetery in Boswarlos. As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Bay St. George Children's Wish Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen St., Stephenville.

COLE, Emily Gwendoline (Abbott)
Grand Falls-Windsor

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Emily Gwendoline Cole (familiarly known as Gwen) announce her passing on March 17, 2000 at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Care Centre in her 85th year. Mrs. Cole retired from the nursing profession in 1969 and was a member of the Association of Registered Nurses of Nfld. and a Life Member of the United Church Women. She is predeceased by parents Emily and George Abbott, brothers George and Walter and sister Mary Leckie. Left to mourn are her husband Raymond, daughter Georgina (Norman Macfig) of St. John's, NF, sisters: Vida Piercey, Stephenville, NF, and Ellen Delappe, North Randolph, USA; brothers: Victor of St. John's, NF, and Lloyd of Surrey, BC. Lovingly remembered as "Aunti Gee" by nieces and nephews Gwen (Dave), Keith (Cathy), Jane, John (Sandra), and Lisa (Gareth) and grandchildren Bob (Jannie), Karen (Terry Alway), Matthew (Mary) and Sarah and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Memorial United Church in Grand Falls-Windsor on Sunday, March 19, 2000 with Rev. Bill Ford and Rev. Gregory Brown officiating. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Central Funeral Home, Grand Falls-Windsor.

CUTLER, Wallace Sr.
Ramea

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Wallace Cutler Sr. of Ramea announce his passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville on Sunday, March 19, 2000 at the age of 84 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Selina, one son, Wallace Jr. (Linda) Cutler of Ramea; two daughters: Ida (Lewis) Giles of Ramea and Sharon (Danny) Park of Stephenville; two brothers: Victor (Maude) Cutler of Ajax, ON, Ivan (Glenys) Cutler of Sudbury, ON; three sisters: Beatrice Sibley of Ramea, Annie (John) Lyon of Kamloops, BC, and Lucy (Wilfred) Hatcher of Halifax, NS; sister-in-law, Lillian Cutler of Halifax, NS; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his daughter, Lucy Cutler, his brother John Cutler and brother-in-law Jack Sibley. His remains were forwarded to Ramea where funeral services will take place from St. Boniface Anglican Church with burial in the Anglican Cemetery, Ramea. As expressions of sympathy, flowers or donations to a charity of one's choice would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen St., Stephenville.

DECKER, Ralph
Rocky Harbour
January 24th, 1914 - March 18th, 2000
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Ralph Decker announce his passing on Saturday, March 18, 2000 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in his 86th year. He will be sadly missed by his four sons: Lloyd (Irene) of Rocky Harbour, Philip (Louise) of Norris Point, Irving (Melinda) of Rocky Harbour and Koylie (Dora) of Norris Point. Two daughters: Marion (Jerry Robar) of Brampton, ON, and Christine (Terry Caines) of Cormack. 18 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren also a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Emma, three sons, Rex, Chesley and Freddy and his grandchildren Tina and Sherry. Visitation will take place from the Anglican Church in Rocky Harbour today, Monday where also funeral services will take place on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Newhook 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"

JESSO, Mary A. (Muise)
Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre,
Stephenville Crossing

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mary A. (Muise) Jesso announce her passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville on Friday, March 17, 2000 at the age of 92 years. Leaving to mourn her husband, Peter Jesso and daughter, Sarah Muise of Ontario; David Muise of St. George's; daughter-in-law, Loretta Muise of St. George's; 40 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great-grandchildren and she will be sadly missed by a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her daughters, Gertrude Muise and Dorothy Muise and sons, Edward Muise and Hugh Muise. Funeral services will take place on Monday, March 20 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Joseph's Parish in St. George's with interment in the Roman Catholic Cemetery on Brook Street in Stephenville Crossing. Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of Russell's Funeral Home, Station Road, Stephenville Crossing.

YOUNG, Theresa (nee Drake)
Lourdes, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Theresa Young announce her passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville on Friday, March 17, 2000 at the age of 77 years. Left to mourn is her husband, Richard of 56 years. Four daughters: Patricia Saveall, Waterville, NE, USA; Linda Best (Leoncio), St. John's, NF, Shannon Urquhart (Murray), Sheet Harbour, NS, Sheila Doanne (Kevin), Bedford, NS. Two sons: Wayne (Sandi), Lourdes and Rick (Wanda), West Bay. Twelve grandchildren, Christopher, Chi-Chi, Nelsa, Erin, Jessica, Kyle, Evan, Eric, Heather, Murray, Andrew and Kelli-Rae. A grandson, Andre predeceased her in 1991. Also surviving her are her sisters, Clare-Lynn, Lourdes and Carlotta, Montreal. Two sisters predeceased her, Minnie and Molly, and a brother, Joe. She will also be missed by a great number of nieces, nephews, relatives and lots of friends. Mrs. Young retired from the Canada Post in 1985 after 25 years of public service as a post mistress in Lourdes for which she received a gold plaque and silver pen in recognition of her 25 year service. She served on the Lourdes Community Council and was a Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. She also belonged to the Women's Institute Dart League. The funeral services will take place at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Wednesday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Jim Robertson officiating. Interment will take place at the West Bay Cemetery. Visitation will be at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, beginning Monday afternoon. Tributes may be made by sending flowers or to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fillatre's Funeral Home, Stephenville.


Tuesday, March 21, 2000, edition of The Western Star

no announcements in today's edition of the newspaper


Wednesday, March 22, 2000, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

PAYNE, Garfield
Cow Head
March 15th, 1918 - March 19th, 2000

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Garfield Payne announce his passing on Sunday, March 19th, 2000 at his family residence in his 82nd year. He will be sadly missed by his brothers: Dave (Edna) Payne, Winston (Jessie) Payne, and George, all of Cow Head. His sisters, Helen Shears of Rocky Harbour, Jemima Bennett of Cow Head. His special niece Violet (Bob) Nicholle and his special nephew Faron (Maxine) Payne, both of Cow Head. 16 nieces and 12 nephews. Also a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Grant and Ester Payne, sisters, Rellie and Sarah Ann, brothers: Edward, Albert, Leonard, Willie and Wilson. Visitation will take place from the Anglican Church in Cow Head Monday and Tuesday where also funeral services will take place on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Meade 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"

MOSS, Charles William Jr.
Sudbury, Ontario

In loving memory of Charles William Moss Jr. who passed away on Friday morning, March 17, 2000 at the Sudbury Regional Hospital - Laurentian Site at the age of 54 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving children: daughter, Diane Moss (fiancé Douglas Martin) of Hamilton, ON; son Roger of Sudbury, ON, and their mother Juanita of Capreol, ON; dear grandfather of Shari-Lyn and Blake; beloved son of the late Charles Moss Sr. predeceased and Margaret (Bennett) Moss, Daniel's Harbour, NF; three brothers: Angus (Betty), Port Hope Simpson, NF; Reg (Mary), Grand Falls, NF; Harvey predeceased (Genevieve), Pasadena, NF; five sisters: Ann (Wade) Denney, Fort McMurray, AB; Hazel (Bud) Hamlyn, Edith Moss, Emma (Bill) Knott, Judy (Derek) Sparkes, all of Corner Brook, NF. Charles (Junior) worked as a mechanic for several years at INCO and J.C. Redpath Limited Mining Company and was a licensed private pilot. The family received friends from the Lougheed Funeral Home, 252 Regent Street at Hazel Street on Sunday from where the funeral service was held Monday, March 20th, at 1:00 p.m. Cremation followed at the Park Lawn Crematorium. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Sudbury Regional Hospital Foundation, 41 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, ON (P3E 5J1), will be graciously accepted.

BLANCHARD, John Thomas
Parsons Pond
Sept. 1st, 1916 - March 20th, 2000

It is with great sadness that the family of the late John Thomas Blanchard announce his passing on Monday, March 20th, 2000 at Bonne Bay Health Centre in his 83rd year. He will be sadly missed by his six sons: Isaac (Serina) of Parsons Pond, Rufus (Sheila) of Cow Head, Bryant (Bertha), Wilfred (Frances), Alvin (Juanita), Ward (Geniva), all of Parsons Pond. Six daughters: Maisie Samson of Parsons Pond, Lillian (David) Caines of Portland Creek, Valerie (Gordon) Brake of York Harbour, Meta (Gary) Hiscock of Brampton, Ontario, Rhodena (David) Cochrane of York Harbour, Eva (Mike) Bennett of Parsons Pond. 44 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren. One brother Albert Blanchard of Parsons Pond. Three sisters, Mary Jane (Sandy) Parsons, Hulda Goosney and Hannah Goosney, all of Parsons Pond, also a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Minnie in 1996, grandson Harold Blanchard and his mother Agnes Blanchard. Visitation will take place from the Anglican Church in Parsons Pond, Tuesday evening and Wednesday where also funeral services will take place on Thursday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Meade 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, March 23, 2000, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

COLE, Emily Gwendoline (Abbott)
Grand Falls-Windsor

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Emily Gwendoline Cole (familiarly known as Gwen) announce her passing on March 17, 2000 at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Care Centre in her 85th year. Mrs. Cole retired from the nursing profession in 1969 and was a member of the Association of Registered Nurses of Nfld. and a Life Member of the United Church Women. She is predeceased by parents Emily and George Abbott, brothers George and Walter and sister Mary Leckie. Left to mourn are her husband Raymond, of Grand Falls-Windsor, daughter Georgina (Norman Macfie) of St. John's, NF; sisters: Vida Piercey, Stephenville, NF, and Ellen Delappe, North Randolph, USA; brothers: Victor of St. John's, NF, and Lloyd of Surrey, BC. Lovingly remembered as "Auntie Gee" by nieces and nephews Gwen (Dave), Keith (Cathy), Jane, John (Sandra), and Lisa (Gareth) and grandchildren Bob (Jannie), Karen (Terry Alway), Matthew (Maureen) and Sarah and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Memorial United Church in Grand Falls-Windsor on Sunday, March 19, 2000 with Rev. Bill Ford and Rev. Gregory Brawn officiating. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Central Funeral Homes, Grand Falls-Windsor.


Friday, March 24, 2000, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

DELANEY, Edward J.
Corner Brook, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Edward Delaney announce his sudden passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2000 at the age of 46 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving family, his wife Gail (nee Barry), his daughters: Jodi (Rod Evoy) of Vancouver, BC, and Stephanie (Scott Matthews) residing at Corner Brook, his dear granddaughter, Chelsea Evoy, his parents: Anne and Bill O'Keefe of Corner Brook, his brother, Donnie Delaney (Kim White) of Corner Brook, his sisters: Alfreda Wiseman (Roger) and Margaret Baltoumas (Andy) all residing at Ontario, his mother-in-law Mona Barry, sister-in-law Sheila (Mark Rousseau) of Montreal, brothers-in-law: Joe Barry (Karen), Rick Barry (Tammy), and Bob Barry (Joan) all residing at Corner Brook. He will also be missed by a large number of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his brother Dave O'Keefe. The funeral service will take place at the Most Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church on Mt. Bernard Avenue, Monday at 10:30 a.m. with Father Peddle officiating. The interment will be at the receiving vault at Mount Patricia Cemetery. Visitation will take place at Wellington Funeral Home, 31 Wellington Street, Saturday and Sunday during the hours of 2-4 and 7-9. Tributes may be made by sending flowers or by making donations to the charity of one's choice. The funeral arrangements are under the direction of Wellington Funeral Home, phone 634-9800.

HALFYARD, Pearl Evelyn (nee Drake)
Pasadena
March 13th, 1915 - March 22nd, 2000

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Pearl Evelyn Halfyard announce her passing on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2000 at her family residence in her 85th year. She will be sadly missed by her two daughters: Jean (Harold) Pope of Pasadena and Alva (Larry) Thomas of Dartmouth, NS. Three grandchildren, Trevor (Michelle) Pope of Pasadena, Lori and Kimberly Thomas of Dartmouth, NS. One brother Frank Drake of Arnolds Cove. Also a large circle of relatives and friends. Visitation will take place from the Pentecostal Church in Pasadena today, Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Saturday 10-12 noon where also Funeral Services will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday with Pastor Pelley officiating. Interment to follow at the family plot on High Street, Deer Lake. By request of the family, flowers or donations to the Gideon Bibles would be gratefully accepted. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Street, Deer Lake.
"Forever In Our Hearts"


Saturday, March 25, 2000, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

READ, Winifred Violet Parsons
Rocky Harbour
October 4th, 1920 - March 23rd, 2000

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Winifred Violet Parsons Read announce her passing on Thursday, March 23rd, 2000 at Western Memorial Regional Hospital in her 79th year. She will be sadly missed by children: Ken (Rhoda) of Port Blanford, Cliff, Melvin (Margaret) and Bob (Mary), all of Rocky Harbour, Lillian (Bob) Batstone, Fred (Lorraine), both of St. John's, Anita (Fred) Dennis of Irishtown, Betty (Clarence) Jackson of Brampton, Irene (Glenn) Flatt, Carson (Bernette), all of London, Ann (Clarence) Knott, Bill (Priscilla), Irving (Nancy), all of Fort McMurray. Her grandchildren, Vernon, Daryl, Nancy, Bonnie, Shawn, Lynnann, Gail, Paula, Jeanne, Joanne, Marlene, Joy, Maureen, Tracy, Krista, Brian, Christopher, Sheena, Cindy, Yolanda, Jonathan, Jennifer, Kenneth, Sarah and Jody. Her great-grandchildren Kyle, Madeline, Kirk, Stephanie, Matthew, Sally, Julia, Jenna, Katie, Lily, Garrett, Benjamin, Dillon and Daniel. Her brothers: Eli, John (Evelyn), Rendell (Eulah). Her sisters Edith, Rose (Albert), Melvina (Rendell), Agnes and Beulah (Gerald). Also a large circle of nieces, nephews and special friends of the Rocky Harbour Pioneer Senior Citizens Club. She was predeceased by her husband Sewart in 1977 and George in 1988, son Gordon in 1954 and granddaughter Catherine in 1993, sisters Blanche and Marigold and brothers Obediah and Leonard. Her parents Samuel and Clara Ellsworth. Visitation will take place from St. Matthew's Anglican Church today Saturday, where also funeral services will take place on Sunday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Newhook officiating. Interment to follow at the family plot. By request of the family, flowers or donations may be made to St. Matthew's Anglican Church Cemetery Fund would be gratefully accepted. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Street, Deer Lake.
"Forever In Our Hearts"

WEDDING

LAWRENCE & CONNORS
Congratulations to Edward Lawrence and Carolyn Connors, who were married on August 7, 1999 in Corner Brook, NF. The happy couple now reside in Toronto, where Edward is enjoying a career in flying and Carolyn is pursuing a career in the nursing field. Love and best wishes from all their families and friends, especially from their parents, Ed and Berneice Lawrence of Pasadena, NF and Bryan and Katherine Connors of Gander, NF.

ENGAGEMENT

FIELD & SPRACKLIN
Wallace and Juanita Field of Sioux Lookout, formerly of Deer Lake, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Karla to Shannon, the son of Brian and Brenda Spracklin of Cormack. The engagement took place in Deer Lake on January 2, 2000. The wedding plans will be announced at a later date.

GUSHUE & LOCKYEAR
Paul and Karen Gushue are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Edmund William Gushue to Rita Mary Lockyear, daughter of Albert and the late Mary Lockyear. The engagement took place March 4. Wedding to take place July 21, 2000 at Marble Mountain.

FILLER & SIMMS
Congratulations Darren Fillier and Kathy Simms on their engagement November 28th, 1999. Darren is the son of Chris and Mavis Fillier of Deer Lake. Kathy is the daughter of Bert and Florence Simms of Port aux Basques, NF. Wedding plans are October 7th, 2000.

STEWART & BATTEN
Beth Stewart
and Chris Batten, currently living in Leicester, England, would like to announce that they got engaged on New Year's Eve. They are planning their wedding for August, 2001, after their return to Newfoundland. Congratulations from the Stewart and Batten families and all their friends.


Monday, March 27, 2000, edition of The Western Star

No announcements in today's edition of the newspaper


Tuesday, March 28, 2000, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

KNOTT, William Frederick (Bill)
6 Osmonds Avenue, Corner Brook, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late William Knott announce his passing on March 27th, 2000 at the J. I. O'Connell Centre in his 75th year. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his loving wife of 45 years Emma. One son: Clary (Theresa), Cambridge, ON. His daughter Lisa DesBarres of Brampton, ON. Three granddaughters: Sarah, Heather and Karen Knott. One grandson: Bradley DesBarres. Four sisters: Marie (John) Gilbert, Corner Brook, Linda (Gordon) Maybe, and Leah Balmer, Rochester, NY, Stella Dubey, Alaska. Sisters-in-law: Selma Knott, Genevieve Moss, Edith Moss, Ann (Wade) Denney, Hazel (Bud) Hamlyn, Judy (Derek) Sparkes. Brothers-in-law: Angus (Betty) Moss, Reg (Mary) Moss. His mother-in-law: Margaret Moss, and a large number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents: Jacob and Maude Knott. Brother: Walter and sister Geneva. The family will be receiving friends from Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Marks Avenue on Tuesday evening from 7-9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 30th at 2:00 p.m. from All Saints Anglican Church, Clarence Street with Rev. Percy Coffin officiating. Interment to follow at Mount Patricia Receiving Chapel. As expressions of sympathy, flowers will be graciously accepted or donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetic Association.

DELOUCHE, Daniel David
Port au Port West

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Daniel David Delouche announce his passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville on Sunday, March 26, 2000 at the age of 44 years. He will be sadly missed by his parents, Winslow and Theresa Delouche of Port au Port West; three brothers: Charles (Chriss) Delouche of Montague, PEI, Tom (Pauline) Delouche of Bramalea, ON, Derek Delouche of St. John's, NF; two sisters: Doreen Denty (Robert Shave) of Stephenville, Florence Delouche of Port au Port West; special niece, Susan; special nephew, Robbie and a large circle of relatives and friends. Friends may call at St. James Anglican Church in Port au Port East on Tuesday. Funeral Services will take place on Wednesday, March 29th at 2:00 p.m. from St. James Anglican Cemetery in Port au Port East with interment in the Anglican Cemetery in Port au Port East. As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations to the St. James Anglican Church Memorial Fund or to the Children's Wish Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville.

MCAULEY, Basil M.
Summerside, NF
1929-2000

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Basil Melbourne McAuley announce his passing on Sunday, March 26th, at his family residence in Summerside in his 71st year. He will be sadly missed by his loving and devoted wife Mona (nee: Loder); children Karen (Rendell Matthews), Janice (Brian Brake), Albert (Lisa), Hilda (Byron Bellows); daughter-in-law: Sherry McAuley; seven grandchildren: Paula, Colin, Jennifer, Jeffrey, Meghan, Wilfred and McAuley; brothers: Aubrey (Olive) and Alfred (Alberta); Sister Inez (Pierce Carter). In-laws: Jane McAuley, Harriet McLean, Olive McAuley; Doreen (Jerry Whyte), Shirley Loder and Hilda Ruth; Richard Loder; special niece Elizabeth Anderson, as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents: Alexander and Laura McAuley; brothers: John, Alexander, Lionel, Angus and Donald and by son: Paul in 1994. Visitation will take place at Bethany United Church in Summerside beginning Monday evening, Tuesday and Wednesday morning, from where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 29th at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. William Mercer officiating. Interment to follow at Bethany United Church Cemetery in Summerside. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Western Memorial Regional Hospital Foundation, Chemotherapy unit, or Bethany United Church Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Corner Brook.

ANDERSON, (Scottie) Lachlan
9 White's Avenue, Stephenville

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Lachlan (Scottie) Anderson announce his passing at his residence on Sunday, March 26, 2000 at the age of 83 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Janet; one son, Roy Anderson of Stephenville; one daughter Bonnie Ann (Robert) MacIntosh of Nanaimo, BC, a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his two brothers, Alex and Roderick, two sisters Katherine and Mary. Friends may call at Russell's Funeral Home 39 Queen Street, Stephenville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private funeral service will take place on Wednesday, March 29th at 2:00 p.m. Internment will take place at the Hillside Interfaith Cemetery, Hansen Highway, Stephenville. As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of one's choice would be greatly appreciated.


Wednesday, March 29, 2000, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

DURNFORD, Vera
Burgeo, NF
September 19, 1954 - March 19, 2000

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Vera Durnford announce her passing on March 18th, 2000 at Burgeo. Left to mourn are husband Samuel, five sons, grandchildren, 3 sisters, 4 brothers and a large circle of friends.
"Sadly missed but will never be forgotten"

HYNES, Dorothy Eileen
Benoit's Cove, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Dorothy Hynes announce her passing on Monday, March 27th, 2000 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital. She will be sadly missed by her son Kenneth (Kay), Curling; three daughters: Marilyn Clarke (David Bruce), Brenda White (Rod), Benoit's Cove, Nina Parsons (Jim), Corner Brook; 11 grandchildren: Mark, Stephen and Michael Hynes, Jennifer, Crista and Danny Clarke, Rod, Kenny and Jamie White, Vicki and Carla Parsons; one great grandchild Nicholas O'Connell; sisters: Rose and Clayton Short, Mary Companion (Ed King), Corner Brook, brothers: Raymond and Marion Hynes, Benoit's Cove, Joseph and Margaret Hynes, Lark Harbour, two sisters-in-law: Angeline Brown, Corner Brook, Susy Pennell, Lark Harbour, one brother-in-law John Sam Pennell, Lark Harbour and numerous other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband William J. Hynes 1985, parents Leo and Sarah Hynes, two brothers Peter and Albert (Mary), three brothers-in-law Jim Pennell, Herb Brown and Leo Companion. The funeral service will be held Thursday, March 30th at 10:30 a.m. from Our Lady Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Benoit's Cove, followed by the interment at the Anglican Cemetery, John's Beach. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 218 Curling Street, Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9. As expressions of sympathy flowers or donations to the Western Memorial Regional Hospital Chemotherapy Unit will be graciously accepted.


Thursday, March 30, 2000, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

KRYSKI, Rudolph
Ottawa, Ontario
Master Warrant Officer - R.C.A.F. Retired

It is with sadness that the family of the late Rudolph Kryski announce his passing on Thursday, March 23, 2000 in his 79th year. Loving father of Larry (Dr. Gail Delaney) of London, Ontario; John (Theresa) of Carp, Ontario; Judith (Greg Bennett) of St. John's, Newfoundland and Tim (Catherine) of Pasadena, Newfoundland. Proud grandfather of Kyla, James, Andrea, Diana, Chris, Briar Rose, Nicole and Katrina. Brother of Ed of Trail, British Columbia and Shelly Verdon of Kelowna, British Columbia. Predeceased by his former wife Therma Butt of St. George's, Newfoundland. Fondly remembered by many relatives and friends throughout Canada and Europe. Funeral services were held Monday, March 27, 2000 at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Ottawa, Ontario, followed by cremation.


Friday, March 31, 2000, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

WALKER, Mary Patricia (Kelly)
Interfaith Home, Corner Brook, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mary Patricia Walker announce her passing on Thursday, March 30th, 2000 at the Interfaith Home in her 95th year. She will be sadly missed by her loving family: daughter Elizabeth Alteen (Lou), granddaughter Ann Chaffey (David), her very dear great-grandson Michael Chaffey; sisters: Aileen Kenny, Corner Brook, Shirley Buckingham, Vancouver, Dorothy Cossitt (Gus), Corner Brook, sisters-in-law: Pauline Walker, Nancy Kelly, Corner Brook, brother-in-law Mac Parsons and a large number of nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Benjamin Walker in 1970; parents Thomas and Elizabeth Kelly; sisters Ann Dunphy, Gertrude Parsons, Madge Grant; brothers: Ron Kelly, Morris Kelly, Albert Kelly and Claude Kelly. The funeral service will be held Saturday, April 1st at 10:30 a.m. from The Most Holy Redeemer Cathedral, Mt. Bernard Ave., Father John Peddle officiating, followed by the interment at The Mt. Patricia Cemetery Receiving Chapel. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue Thursday evening 7-9 p.m. and on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

 

 

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