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The Western Star Newspaper
April 2004

 

Thursday, April 1, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATH

WILTON, Judy Hazel (Nee Peddle)
Wilton, Judy Hazel (nee Peddle)
born April 10, 1947 passed away peacefully on March 27, 2004. She leaves to mourn, her loving husband and closest friend Alexander; 2 sons: Earl (Debbie), Alan (Crystal) of AB; 2 daughters: Paula (Keith Lewis) of AB, Tammy (Chris Bentley) of ONT.; 20 grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and close personal friends. She is predeceased by a newborn son, April 1966, grandson Blake Wilton, June 1989, her father Nathanial D. Peddle, April 1996 and her mother Margaret E. Peddle, May 2002. Viewing and visitation was held on Monday evening March 29 from 7-9 p.m. in First United Church, Gordon Ave. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 3 p.m. in the same church. Rev. Donna Hann officiating. Interment followed in the Abasand Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Judy's memory will gratefully be accepted by the family for the purchase of equipment for Home Care. Care and arrangements entrusted to Robert Anderson Funeral Services, 790-1220.


Friday, April 2, 2004, edition of The Western Star

No announcements in today's edition of the newspaper.


Saturday, April 3, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

PENNELL, Leonard James
Corner Brook, NL
December 1, 1923 - April 2, 2004

It is with heartfelt sadness that the Pennell family announces the peaceful passing of their father, Leonard James Pennell on Friday, April 2, 2004 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in his 80th year. He will be dearly missed by his wife Martha (Mae) of 58 years, and his sons: Albert (Betty), Gordon (Judy), Terry (Colleen), Clayton (Angela), Randy, Rick (Sharon), Todd (Rebecca), & Steve (Lesa); and daughters: Sandra Fiander (Bruce), Ruby Hull (Howard), Louise Howse (Colin), & Connie Pennell (Deborah); brothers: Selby (Olive), & Eldin (Olive); and his 23 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Albert & Mary Pennell. He will also be dearly missed by close family friends, Camille Pennell and Doris Pennell. Visitation will take place at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Rd. today from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, April 4, 2004 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place at the Salvation Army Temple on Monday, April 5, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Major Gary Cooper officiating. Interment at Mount Patricia receiving chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetic Association. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Rd., 634-2500. Family & friends may sign the guestbook or make a memorial donation by visiting our website at www.country-haven.ca

CONNOLLY, Della Jerona
Halfway Point, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Della Connolly announce her passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Thursday, April 1, 2004 at the age of 81 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her husband of 59 years, Anthony; sons: Bernard (Dianne), Donald (Bev) all of Lark Harbour and Brian (Leona) of Halfway Point; daughters: Regina (Joseph) Martarella of Miami, Florida, Marie (Neil) Reddy of Corner Brook, Leona (Bob) Batstone of Benoit's Cove, Sandra Meaney of Ottawa, Mary (Dave) Hackett of Benoit's Cove and Gertie (Paul) Pederson of Arizona; grandchildren: Peter, Michelle, Natasha, Bjorn, Tina, Kerri-Lee, Tony, Paul, Michael, Michelle, Mark, Joshua, Samantha, Leanna, Ashley, Evan, Chloe, Alanda, Stephen, Emily and Tammy; great grandchildren: Dee, Braden, Jordan, Tyler, Garrett, Chelsea, Tianna, Claire and Benjamin; sisters: Margaret (Jack) Hackett, Rita (Phonse) O'Connell, and Mary (Joseph) Bourgeois; brothers: Ben (Rita), Nick (Margaret) and Isaac (Mary) and a large number of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by baby son, John; grandson, Adam; parents, Mary and William; and brothers: Frank, Pius, William and Felix. Visitation will take place at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road, today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, April 4, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place at Our Lady Star of the Sea on Monday, April 5, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place at Our Lady Star of the Sea on Monday, April 5, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Buckle officiating. Interment at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Benoit's Cove. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations can be made to the charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road, 634-2500. Family and friends may sign the guestbook or make a memorial donation by visiting our website at www.country-haven.ca

BURDEN, Fred Penny
July 4, 1912 - April 1, 2004

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Fred Burden announce his passing on April 1, 2004 at the age of 91 years. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Julia (nee Burton) of 58 years, daughters: Gloria (Byron) Mitchell, Curling, Sylvia (Ivan) Power, Curling, Barbara Perry, Corner Brook and Dale (David), Cronkwright, Ontario; sons: Hedley, Curling, Clyde (Minnie), Curling and Bryce (Marjorie), Corner Brook; thirteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law: Wilfred (Hannah) Burton and Wilson Burton. He was predeceased by his parents Frederick and Lavinia Burden; brothers: Chesley, Soloman and Hedley; one sister Agnes and son-in-law Don Perry. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 218 Curling Street on Friday and Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Curling Memorial United Church in Curling on Sunday, April 4 at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Mrs. Mary Brenson. Interment will follow at Mt. Patricia Receiving Chapel. As expressions of sympathy, flowers are graciously accepted or donations may be made to The Memorial United Church Fund.

ENGAGEMENT

FRENCH & BIERSTEKER
It is with great pleasure that Mr. and Mrs. John French of 71 West Valley Road announce the engagement of their only daughter Kara Elizabeth, to David Brian Biersteker, son of Mrs. Cornelius Biersteker and the late Cornelius Biersteker of Chilliwack, B.C. A June 25th, 2004 wedding is planned in Chilliwack.

WEDDING

MOORE / HUTCHINGS
Veronica Moore
and Jeffrey Hutchings were surrounded by family and friends as they exchanged their wedding vows during a beautiful ceremony, at the Cathedral Parish Most Holy Redeemer and Immaculate Conception, Corner Brook on August 9, 2003. Veronica is the daughter of Margaret and David Moore and Jeffrey is the son of Anne and the late Danny Hutchings of Corner Brook. Father Joseph Gash officiated at the ceremony. Tracy Rideout, friend of the bride, was matron of honour. Brides attendants were Julie McLennon, cousin of the groom, Kim Drover and Julie Moore, sisters-in-law of the bride. Best Man was Jason Hutchings, brother of the groom. Grooms attendants were Harold Moore, brother of the bride, Craig McLennon, cousin of the groom, and Jamie Payne, friend of the groom. Jordan Moore, nephew of the bride, was ring bearer. Organist was Robert Michael, vocalist was Allison Meiwald and guitarist was Harold Moore. A dinner and reception followed at the Westmount Club on Herald Avenue, with Mr. Eddie Hutchings, uncle of the groom as Master of Ceremonies. Veronica and Jeff are presently residing in Regina, SK where Veronica is attending the University of Regina, working towards her Ph.D. in clinical psychology and Jeff is working as a parts manager at Alsport Sales Ltd. They would like to thank all who helped to make their day so very special.


Monday, April 5, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

BALDWIN, George Edward
Shelburne, Ontario
(formerly of Hampden)
Feb. 14, 1927 - April 1, 2004

It is with great sadness that the family of the late George Edward Baldwin announce his passing on Thursday, April 1, 2004 at Orangeville, Ontario in his 77th year. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Edna (nee Osmond); five sons: Karl of Hampden, Dwight (Gwendolyn) of Baie Verte, Quentin of San Francisco, Craig (Thelma) Shelburne, ON and Wayne (Ivy) Mugford of Port Blandford; one daughter Nina (Mike) Davis of Pollard's Point; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two brothers: Frank (Olive) of Hampden and Willis (Florence) of Jackson's Arm; one sister Jessie (Douglas) Osmond of St. John's. Also a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his step-brother Hayward and step-sister Carrie. Visitation will take place form the Anglican Church in Jackson's Arm today, Monday where also funeral service will take place on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ranson 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"

POLLARD, Robert "Robbie" Hector
Sops Arm
Aug. 16, 1980 - April 3, 2004

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Robert Pollard announce his sudden passing on Saturday, April 3rd, 2004 in his 23rd year. He will be sadly missed by his mother Deborah Pollard of Iqualuit and his father Robert Gale of Sops Arm; one brother Zachary of Sops Arm; his grandparents Shirley and Cecil Pollard of Sops Arm; five aunts: Zebina (Bonnie) Gale (Clyde) Williams of Black Duck Cove, Evelyn Gale of Corner Brook, Marie Gale of Sops Arm, Cathy Pollard of Iqualuit and Loretta Pollard of St. Anthony; his uncle Dennis (Lisa) Pollard of Dartmouth, N.S.; his cousins, Clyde Jr. (Tina) of Black Duck Cove, Justin of Oshawa, Ontario, Melissa of Corner Brook, Cindy of Eddy's Cove East and Tristan of Dartmouth, N.S. Also a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents Elias and Lucy Gale and his uncle Rene Stuart Pollard. Visitation will take place from the Anglican Church in Sops Arm today, Monday and Tuesday where also funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ranson 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"

MAJOR, Annie Viola
Emile Benoit House
Stephenville Crossing

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Annie Major announce her passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital on Sunday, April 4, 2004 at the age of 91 years. She will be sadly missed by her four sons: Dean (Grace) in Robinsons, Claude (Dora) in Cape Breton, Cecil (Lorraine) in Manitoba and Garry (Marlene) in California, her daughter Mary (Vincent) Gillis in Nova Scotia. She also leaves with loving memories three brothers: Russell (Betty) Butt in Cormack, Norris (Jane) Butt in Robinsons and Thomas (Keziah) Butt in Labrador; four sisters: Maude Short in Heatherton, Pearl (Lawrence) Gillam in McKays, Sarah (Ronald) Ford in New Brunswick and Grace Legge in Heatherton along with twenty grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, five great great-grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Frank V. Major, daughter Neatha Cutler, three sisters and four brothers. Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at 2 p.m. from Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen Street in Stephenville with interment in the Non Denominational Cemetery in Shallop Cove. Friends may call at Russell's Funeral Home 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

BATT, Alfred Leslie
York Harbour, NL
Merchant Navy
Sept. 8, 1913 - Apr. 2, 2004

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Alfred Batt announce his passing on Friday, April 2, 2004 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital, Corner Brook in his 91st year. Leaving to mourn wife Florence (nee: Wheeler); children: Raymond (Hazel), York Harbour, William (Marilyn), Newmarket, ON, Ida (Mike Hall), Greenwood, NS, Hattie MacWilliams, Mississauga, ON; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two brothers: Raymond Batt, Australia, James Batt (Betty), Timberlea, NS; one sister Effie Dennis, Corner Brook; brother-in-law Albert (Ann) Wheeler, York Harbour, sister-in-law Mildred (Donald Humber), John's Beach, and a large circle of relatives and friends. Predeceased by parents George and Mary Batt, first wife Marjorie (nee: MacDonald); brothers: Russell, Samuel, Roland, and Llewellyn. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 6th, 2:00 p.m. from St. Ambrose Anglican Church, John's Beach, Canon David Pearce officiating, followed by the interment at the Church Cemetery. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home 218 Curling Street, today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

STRATTON, Joyce Isabel
Corner Brook, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Joyce Isabel Stratton announce her passing on Sunday, April 4th, 2004 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 80. She will be sadly missed by her children: Helen Wilson (Walter), Toronto, ON, Claude Stratton (Eliza), Pasadena, Ruby Stratton, Corner Brook, Arthur Stratton (Veronica), Toronto, daughter-in-law Irene Stratton; nine grandchildren: Patricia, Amanda, Allissa, Wendy, Erica, Stephen, Angela, Vincent, Joey; two great-grandchildren: Shanice, Aliyah; sisters: Doris Hoskins, Edna Dunne, Allison Steele; brothers: David Hoskins (Meda), James Hoskins (Evangeline); sisters-in-law Marguerite Menne and children, Ina Stratton and children and a large circle of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Belah and son Roy. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 7th at 2:00 p.m. from Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue, followed by the interment at Mt. Patricia Cemetery Receiving Chapel. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home today from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. As expressions of sympathy flowers are graciously accepted or memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.


Tuesday, April 6, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

YOUNG, Mary Fedora
Norris Point

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mary Fedora Young announce her passing on Monday, April 5th, 2004 at the Bonne Bay Hospital, Norris Point at the age of 89. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her daughters: Vivian Thomas (Wes), Corner Brook, Agusta Baker (Eric), Deer Lake, Ruth Abbott (Ron), Labrador City; sons: Thomas Young (Annie), Grand Falls, Hugh Young (Carolanne), Fredericton and Raymond Young (Doris), Stephenville; 14 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; two sisters: Eudora Smith (Gerald), Gander and Lorean Humber (Eric), Rocky Harbour; one brother Terrence Organ (Isabelle), Norris Point; sisters-in-law: Maude Organ, Celeste Organ and Jan Organ and special friends Gertie Bugden and Mary Nevelle, as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Gordon in 1960, daughter Maria in 1947, brothers: Raymond, Robert and Augustus, parents: Edward and Maria Organ. Friends may visit the Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd in Norris Point today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and a wake will continue tomorrow from the Anglican Church of the Resurrection in Birchy Head from 10-12 noon from where the funeral will take place at 2 p.m. with Rev. John Olson and Father Jonathan Rowe officiating. Interment to follow at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, 10 Clinic Drive, Deer Lake.

JANES, Eric Samuel
Deer Lake
Nov. 30th, 1936 - April 5th, 2004

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Eric Samuel Janes announce his passing on Monday, April 5th, 2004 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in his 67th year. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Melva; three sons: Jody (Loreen), Albert (Natasha) both of Fort McMurray and Tony (Audrey) of Tagish, Yukon; two daughters: Kimberly (Doug) McGean of Fort McMurray and Wanda Pinksen of Whitehorse; ten grandchildren and one great grandchild; four brothers: Clayton (Gida), Otto (Agnes) both of Deer Lake, Waldo (Bernice) of Stephenville and Leonard of Fort McMurray; three sisters: Margaret Carter, Betty Jerrett and Judy (Woodrow) Bingle all 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 today Tuesday from 7-9 p.m., Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. from the Salvation Army Church in Deer Lake with Captains Bonnie and Terry Hopkins officiating. Interment to follow at the family plot on Wights Road. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, Deer Lake.
"Forever In Our Hearts"


Wednesday, April 7, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATH

LODER, Richard Melbourne
Summerside, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Richard Loder announces his sudden passing at his family residence on Monday, April 5, 2004 in his 51st year. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Bonnie and daughters: Sherri and Mary. He also leaves to mourn his father Earl Murphy of Summerside; sisters: Hilda Ruth and Mona McAuley of Summerside, Doreen Whyte (Jerry) and Shirley Loder of Halifax; brothers-in-law: Eric Osbourne (Odette) and Colin Osbourne of Ontario and sister-in-law Verna Osbourne of Summerside and a large circle of family and friends especially the St. Paul's Men's Service Club, Early Childhood Development Association and the Lion's Club. He is predeceased by his mother, Marie Loder and grandparents, Martha and Albert Loder. Visitation will be held at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Summerside today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. from where the funeral service will take place on Thursday, April 8, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Payne officiating. Interment at the church cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made 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 made by visiting our website www.country-haven.ca


Thursday, April 8. 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

KERWIN, Augustine (Gus) Matthew
Born July 18, 1938 in St. John's and passed away peacefully at 9:25 p.m. on April 6, 2004 at the Miller Center in St. John's in the presence of his family. We are better people for having known and been loved by him. He left his mark on many, many lives and is now needed elsewhere. He will be missed. Gus is survived by his loving wife of 43 years Cavelle, his son Tony (Laura) of London, Ontario, daughter Joanne (Lee Peters) of Oshawa, Ontario, and daughter Patti (David Marchand) of Oshawa; his eight grandchildren: Richard, Ian, Kristen, Rebecca, Samantha, Nicholas, Joshua, and Katie; his "other" daughter Ruby (Randell) Ball and "other" grandchildren Heather and Nicole; predeceased by his parents Leo and Mary (Fox), and his brothers Leo and Jim, and his sister Mary Walsh all of St. John's; survived by his brothers John (Cynthia) of St. John's, Joe (Alice) of Niceville, Fl, Donnie (Lorraine) of Charlottetown, PEI, Kevin (Lorraine) of St. John's; his sisters: Zita (Jim) Daniels of Orlando, Fl, Joan (Terry) Cullen of St. John's, and Regina Lake of Cambridge, Ontario; and his sisters-in-law Joan and Allison of St. John's. The Park family will always miss the love, guidance and kindness of their brother-in-law whose door was always open. He also leaves to mourn many other relatives and friends. Gus is resting at Fillatre's Funeral Home on 10 Clinic Drive in Deer Lake. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dr. Bliss Murphy Cancer Center at the Health Sciences Center in St. John's or the Palliative Care Centers at either Western Memorial Hospital in Corner Brook or at the Miller Center in St. John's. Condolences may be left on the funeral home website at www.fillatre.ca Visitation will be on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church in Deer Lake on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

LEE, Gertrude
February 3, 1918 - April 7, 2004

Gertrude, Matriarch of the Lee Family went to sleep in the arms of God after a short illness. Many of her children and grandchildren were at her bedside. She leaves a large void in our hearts but a great faith, love, caring and confidence that we can continue with the grace of God and support of each other. She is survived by her eighteen children: Kevin (Angie) Lee of Fort St. James, B.C., Dermot (Colette) Lee of Hamilton, ON, Elizabeth (Joe) Arnold of Downers Grove, Ill., Geraldine (David) Field of Pierrefonds, Que., Bernadette (Robert) Hughes of Mt. Pearl, Suzanne (William) Culhane of Bridgewater, N.S., John (Betty) Lee of Bedford, N.S., Peter (Mary) Lee, Marie (Karl) Wyatt, Leonard (Betty) Lee, Patrick (Florence) Lee, Madonna (Carl) Simmons, Veronica (Fred) Price, Imelda Lee-Warren (Cecil), Gerard (Loretta) Lee, Theresa, Deborah and Rome all of Corner Brook; 45 loving grandchildren, 67 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren; brother Michael Gould and sister Yvonne Plowman of Port-aux-Choix; very special cousin and friend Rita Farrell of Port-aux-Choix; and a large number of relatives and friends. She is predeceased by her husband, Thomas (1988), sons: Ronald (1998) and Thomas Jr. (2003), grandson Jeffrey Simmons (1978), great grandson Zachary Park (1993), great granddaughter Kate Lee (2003), mother Augustine Brenton, father Patrick Gould, two sisters and four brothers. Visitation will be held at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Rd. today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Friday, April 9, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2004 at 9:30 a.m. from Holy Redeemer Cathedral with Father Gale officiating. Interment at Mount Patricia Receiving Chapel. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to Epilepsy Association of Newfoundland & Labrador or 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

BENNETT, Michael James
Silver Crescent
Stephenville

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Michael James Bennett announce his passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville on Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at the age of 55 years. Leaving to mourn his very special friend, Marilyn Young and the mother of his children, Anna Moores, two sons: Sheldon Bennett of Ontario, Reggie Bennett of Stephenville, one daughter, Gloria Bennett (Greg Jesso) of Stephenville and one brother, Joe (Monique) Ozon of Quebec, one sister, Rona (Ron) Maher of Ontario and three grandchildren: Gabrielle, Reggie, Anthony and a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Aloysius and Josephine Bennett. 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, April 10th 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 a charity of one's choice would be greatly appreciated.

50th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

KELLY
Congratulations to Leo and Loretta Kelly of Howley who will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday. They were married in Howley United Church on April 9, 1954, by Rev. Sidney Snow. Best wishes from their four children and their families - Jerry, Tim and Jeremy; Judy Ann, Derek, Brian, Brad and Courtney; Norma, Ken and Kelsey; Nora, Kevin, Braylan and MacKinnon. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the open house planned for Saturday has been postponed until a later date.


Friday, April 9, 2004

In observance of Good Friday, The Western Star did not publish today, Friday, April 9, 2004, and all offices were closed. Publication will resume Saturday, April 10, and offices will reopen Monday, April 12.


Saturday, April 10, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

DONAHUE, Albert
Halfway Point, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Albert Donahue announce his passing on Thursday, April 8, 2004 at Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 75 years. Leaving to mourn with very fond and loving memories his wife Gladys (nee Jones), Dawn Ayers (Douglas) and their daughter Alicia, Robert Donahue (Elaine) and their daughter Kaitlyn, special nephew Basil (Vivian), sisters-in-law: Jennie and Gerona, brother-in-law Reg, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Andrew and Mary Donahue, brothers Art, Frank (Frances), Bill, and Andy, sisters: Matilda (Frank), Ona, Philomena (Pierce), Lizzie and Margaret. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral HOme, 4 St. Marks Avenue on Saturday, 2-4 and 7-9:00 p.m., and Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 12th at 10:30 a.m. from Our Lady Star of the Sea, Benoit's Cove, Fr. Bernard Buckle officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Patricia Receiving Chapel. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador or the Canadian Cancer Society.

SNOOKS, Annie May
Trout River, NL

Passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord on Thursday, April 8th, 2004 at the Palliative Care Unit of the Western Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, Annie May Snooks, age 84. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her loving husband of 64 years Daniel Snooks, her children: Margaret Parsons (Nelson), Woody Point, Russell Snooks (Leona), Jenetta Butler (George), Maureen Snooks (Dick) (granddaughter); Glen Snooks (great grandson); Whelamena Brooks (Daughter-in-law) all of Trout River and Eva Anderson (Richard) Meadows. Her grandchildren: Dannie, Dana (Shawn), Darryl (Sharryl), Sue Ellen, Millicent, Marilyn (Keith), Marie (Clarence), Arlene, Randy (Natalie), Michelle (Craig), Tara Lynn (Keith), Tina (Dennis), Gloria (Brent), 22 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren. Her brothers: Fred Crocker (Hursie), Bill Crocker (Ennett) and sister Ida White (Heber) and her very special friends Gladys Barnes and Una Jacobs. She was predeceased by her son Leonard Snooks, granddaughters: Colleen and Wavey Snooks, and grandson Alfred Hann. Friends may visit The United Church in Trout River from where the funeral service will take place on Monday, April 12 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Raymond Clouter officiating. Interment to follow at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy flowers are graciously accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, 10 Clinic Drive, Deer Lake.

GALLANT, Beatrice Helen (nee Hynes)
Passed away peacefully at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, Bracebridge, Ontario on Wednesday, April 7th, 2004 at the age of 54. Born September 2nd, 1949, on Woods Island, in the Bay of Islands, Newfoundland, Beatrice was the much-loved wife of Herbert of Bracebridge. Loving mother of Mary Connolly of Oakville, Ontario and Glenn Connolly of Vernon, B.C. Devoted Nanny to David, Steven and Victoria Connolly. Predeceased by her parents John Joe and Nellie Hynes, (also known as Nellie Gosse). Cherished sister of Adeline Mercer of Botwood, NL, Patrick Hynes of Toronto, Ontario, Agnes Ryan of Lindsay, Ontario, Murdock Hynes of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Veronica Hynes of New Westminister, B.C., John Hynes of Keswick, Ontario, Alice Ferns of Pickering, Ontario and Archibald Hynes of Brampton, Ontario. Predeceased by her brothers Thomas and Henry Hynes and sister Lucy Young. Caring aunt of several nieces and nephews. Friends were received at the Reynolds Funeral Home, Turner Chapel, 1 Mary Street, Bracebridge, Ontario (877-806-2257) on Friday, April 9th, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Saturday, April 10th, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. with cremation to follow. As your expression of sympathy memorial gifts to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

60th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

LAING-BOYD
Clarence Laing
and Myra Boyd were united in marriage on April 11, 1944, at the Church of the Sheppard in Norris Point by Rev. Peckford. The Laings will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday in their home, 4 Laing's Lane, Norris Point. Special greetings from their children and their spouses, Doris O'Leary of Toronto, Clayton and Doris Laing of Norris Point, Fred and Donna Laing of Corner Brook, Gladys and Rod Watts of New York, Boyd Laing of St. John's and Arlene and John Violette of Arizona, their 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

ENGAGEMENT

NEWTON / OZON
Michele Newton
and Pierre Ozon wish to announce their engagement. Michele is the daughter of Evie and Michael Newton of Corner Brook and Pierre is the son of Nell and Roger Ozon formerly of Corner Brook. A fall wedding is planned in Barrie, Ontario.

BIRTH

SWEETAPPLE
Announcing the arrival of our beautiful baby girl Charlotte Lesley Sweetapple on January 16th, 2004 at Western Memorial Regional Hospital. Weighing in at 6 lb. 14 oz. and measuring 49 cm. Proud parents are Dennis and Nancy of Corner Brook.

Deer Lake mourns death of former mayor Gus Kerwin
By Michael Rigler
Star Staff Writer

The flags around Deer Lake were flying at half mast as the community mourned the passing of an influential resident. A.M. (Gus) Kerwin passed away at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday at the Miller Centre in St. John's. Kerwin was a dedicated volunteer and served three terms as mayor of Deer Lake, two years as deputy mayor and six years as a councillor. Long-time friend Darryl Kelly served two terms as a town councillor under Kerwin. Kelly had much praise for the man he considers to be one of the great community builders in the town's 54-year history.
"Gus Kerwin is going to be missed around this town by a lot of people," Kelly told The Western Star. "He made a significant contribution to the growth of Deer Lake. I think that Deer Lake had done so well as a community because of leaders like Gus Kerwin. He had a passion for his community and there's no doubt in my mind that he truly loved Deer Lake. Of course, he was also a great family man. I saw him in hospital the day before he was moved to St. John's and, even then, he was talking about his kids and his grandchildren and how proud he was of them."
Kerwin was born July 18, 1938 in St. John's and his life was full of accomplishments and countless volunteer efforts. He was a former able seaman on HMCS Cabot out of St. John's and an officer in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve. He was active in the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 3, serving on the executive committee in various positions, commanded the Deer Lake Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps for more than 10 years and served as the western vice-president of the Navy League of Canada. He served as president of the Deer Lake Lions Club, Deer Lake School Tax Authority, Deer Lake Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal and co-chaired the Deer Lake Concerned Citizens Committee which successfully negotiated the retention of the Deer Lake Regional Airport.
"He also wanted to know what was happening in the town," Kelly said. "Even though he wasn't doing well the last time I saw him, he still wanted to keep his finger on the pulse of the community. He will be sadly missed. Many people I've talked to referred to him as a community icon and I think that's an appropriate description." Kelly said he will always remember Kerwin's immaculate sense of style and his professional demeanor. He also said he'd remember the many people Kerwin helped in times of need. "He was a leader, no doubt about it, and a well respected one," Kelly said. "He was at the helm during some challenging times. There was the amalgamation of Spillway and Nicholsville into Deer Lake and that ran very smoothly under his leadership. That move also saw the improvement of services in that area as well as a new entrance to Spillway. One of the key elements in economic development is infrastructure and the infrastructure improved considerably under Kerwin's leadership. He supported things like the development of the golf course and the existence and stability of the airport. The community needs more people like Gus. Volunteers can make a considerable difference and Gus Kerwin is proof of that."
Former provincial cabinet minister Rick Woodford was a Cormack town councillor when he first got to know Kerwin. The two had a long professional relationship and Woodford said he'll be missed. "I knew Gus over the years through politics to begin with," Woodford said. "I worked with him when I was a councillor and an MHA and I can honestly say Gus always had his community and the people at heart. Time and time again, he'd help people around the area. He spent many years in municipal politics and did a great job of it and even after he retired from politics, he was still heavily involved in a number of ways. He was a good fellow."
Up until his hospitalization this winter, Kerwin was working as a justice of the peace, marriage commissioner and notary public, positions he'd held for over 20 years. Kerwin was also working as a consultant for a local business and was an acting commissioner for the province's securities commission and a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Insurance Appeal Tribunal. His many awards and commendations included the Queen's Golden Jubilee medal and the Newfoundland and Labrador Volunteer Award. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today in Deer Lake's Immaculate Conception Church.


Monday, April 12, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

BUTLER, Audrey
Stephenville, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Audrey Butler announce her passing at the Health Science Centre in St. John's on Friday, April 9th, 2004 at the age of 71 years. She will be sadly missed by one son, Eric Pilgrim of Mississauga, Ontario, one brother, William Power of Mississauga, Ontario and two sisters: Loretta Cole and Ena Power, both of Mississauga, Ontario, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, special friend, Alice Marche, special nieces, Joanne Legge, Cindy Patey and a circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband James and son, Ambrose, brother, Frank Power, sister, Patricia Day. Visitation took place on Sunday, April 11th at Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville. Funeral Service took place on Monday, April 12th at 4:00 P.M. from Russell's Funeral Home Chapel, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville with interment in the Hillside Interfaith Cemetery, Hansen Highway, Stephenville. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

PIEROWAY, Annie Isabella (Nee: McLean)
April 22, 1919 - April 10, 2004
St. George's, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Annie Isabella Pieroway announce her passing on Saturday, April 10, 2004 at Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in her 86th year. She will be sadly missed by her children: Allan Pieroway (Ruby), St. George's, Addison Pieroway (Selina), Pasadena, Aaron Pieroway (Gilda), Sussex, NB; sister Laurie Hunt (Herb), Meadows, grandchildren: Selina, Dena, Amy, Duane, Jennifer, Cindy, Carla, Amanda, great grandchildren: Samantha, Joshua, Aaron, Caitlyn, Amber, special friend Mike and a large number of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Gerald, May 2, 1988, parents Maud & Bennett McLean, brothers, Winston, Lockie, Douglas, Otis, Delphie & Carter. The funeral service will be held Monday, April 12 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Mary The Virgin Anglican Church, St. George's, Reverend Stewart Bellows officiating, followed by the interment at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy flowers are graciously accepted or memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Stephenville Crossing.

NICOLLE, Violet Miriam Elizabeth
Rocky Harbour, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Violet Miriam Elizabeth Nicolle announce her passing on Saturday, April 10, 2004 at Bonne Bay Health Centre, Norris Point in her 84th year. She was predeceased by her husband Earl, December 22, 1991. She will be sadly missed by her four sons: Clarence and wife Josephine of Cambridge, Ontario, Cyril and wife Shirley of Corner Brook, Ralph and wife Mina of Rocky Harbour, Randy and wife Connie of Athabasca, Alberta, and her three daughters Marie (Mrs. Russo Payne), Margaret (Mrs. Leonard Ellsworth), Betty (Mrs. Craig Burridge) all of Rocky Harbour, three brothers: James Humber, Augustus Reid of Norris Point, Frederick Humber of Rocky Harbour, two sisters: Edith O'Neil of Scarborough, Ontario, Irene Hiscock of Norris Point; twenty grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and a large number of relatives and friends. Visitation began Sunday and will continue until noon on Tuesday, April 13 at the Gospel Hall in Rocky Harbour, followed by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. with the interment at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy flowers are graciously accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Deer Lake.

YOUNG, Archibald
Kippens, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Archibald Young announce his passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville on Saturday, April 10th, 2004 at the age of 71 years. Visitation took place at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Port au Port West on Sunday. Funeral Service took place on Monday, April 12th, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. from Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Port au Port West with interment in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Port au Port West. Funeral arrangements were under the supervision of Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville.


Tuesday, April 13, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

DOUCETTE, Genevieve
Port au Port

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Genevieve Doucette announce her passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville on Sunday, April 11, 2004 at the age of 84 years. She will be sadly missed by four sons: Matthew (Fay) of Montreal, Aloysius (Kay) of Port au Port, Paul (Jackie) of Ship Cove, Russel (Phyllis) of Port au Port and eight daughters: Helen (Reg) Bennett of Stephenville, Catherine (Hughie) Marche of Campbell's Creek, Laverne (Robert) Hulan of McKay's, Sheila (Ted) Gaudet of St. Catherine's, Jessie (Ernie) Witor in Severn Bridge, Ontario, Elizabeth (Paul) Mills of Australia, Connie (Eike) Blum of Alberta, Faye (Randy) Sauer of Calgary, Alberta and four brothers: Ches Marche of Corner Brook, Bart (Rena) Marche of Kippens, Ronald (Angela) Marche in Stephenville, Raymond (Joan) Marche of Port au Port and three sisters: Margaret (Walter) Hatcher of Stephenville, Millie (Paul) LeValley of South Carolina, Cecilia (Gus) Wall of Ontario and thirty grandchildren, twenty eight great-grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Emmanuel in 1977, her son, Ronald in 1980 and brother, Arthur Marche. Friends may call at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Port au Port West on Tuesday (after 2:00 p.m.) and Wednesday. Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, April 15th at 2:00 p.m. from Our Lady of Mercy Church in Port au Port West with interment in the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Port au Port East. As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations to Our Lady of Mercy Church Memorial Fund (contact Pat Snow, Port au Port) would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville.

JUDGE, Patrick
Frenchman's Cove, NL
WWII Veteran - Forestry Unit

Passed away peacefully at Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Monday, April 12, 2003, Patrick Judge, in his 88th year. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, his very dear friends, Brendan, Linda, Brendan Jr., Christopher, Christine, Hilda (Calvin), Frenchman's Cove; Judy (Keith), Oshawa, ON; Marg (Greg), St. John's; Jen (Darren), Oshawa, ON; Nicholas, Isabella, Ryan and Zaccary. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 218 Curling Street on Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 15th at 10:30 a.m. from Our Lady Star of The Sea Roman Catholic Church in Benoit's Cove, Father Bernard Buckle officiating. Interment will follow at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Benoit's Cove. As expressions of sympathy, flowers are graciously accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.


Wednesday, April 14, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

HOLLOWAY, Greta Verona
Sept. 11th, 1940 - April 12, 2004

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Greta Verona Holloway announce her passing on Monday at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in her 64th year. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband Otto, her daughter Jocelyn (Greg) Ritson, her granddaughter Julianne, Vancouver, B.C.; her step-daughter Gloria (Bernard) Campbell, Pasadena, NL; Linda (Geoff) Clarke, Grand Falls, NL; her step-son Otto Jr. (Diane), Deer Lake, NL; her sisters Rosalind (Rob) Brake, Dartmouth, NS; Loretta (Daniel) Wheeler, Halifax, NS; Marilyn (Harvey) Venon, B.C., her brother Max (Irene), Deer Lake, her step-grandchildren Baili and Marsha Clarke, Stephen and Mitchell Holloway, her great-step-grandchildren Shane and McKenzie Holloway, also nieces and nephews. Her special friends Callista Burridge and family, Minnetta Pelley and Mauve Nichols, also a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Wilhemina and Alonzo Wheeler. Visitation will take place from Parsons Funeral Home, 63 North Main Street, Deer Lake, Tuesday 7-9, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place on Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Salvation Army Church with Capt. Terry and Bonnie Hopkins officiating. Interment to take place at the family plot, Deer Lake. Flowers graciously accepted and donations made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home 63 North Main Street, Deer Lake.
"Forever In Our Hearts"

HANN, Brian Maxwell
Labrador City
(formerly of Mount Moriah)

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Brian Hann mourns his passing at the Captain William Jackman Memorial Hospital at the age of 47 years. Brian had been in the Health Science Center for two months, was transferred to the hospital in Labrador City accompanied by a nurse on March 29. He was discharged from hospital on April 1, but suffered a relapse on April 9 and passed away on April 12th. Left to mourn are daughters Tina Frampton (Darren) of Labrador City, Cynthia Adkins (Phillip) of Delmar Delaware, USA. Tina and Cynthia mourn the loss of their father. Grandchildren William and Rodney Frampton and Corey Adkins mourn the loss of their Poppy Hann. Also left to mourn Anne Way his loving companion of six years. Parents Grant and Elizabeth Hann of Corner Brook. Only brother Keith Hann (Donna) of Corner Brook. Nephews Scott and Jason Hann and families of Corner Brook. He was predeceased by his sister Jeanette in 1967, she waits to greet him on the other side. Brian will be missed and remembered by all his immediate family as well as aunts, uncles and cousins of his extended family. Also many friends and co-workers at the Iron Ore Company.

WHITE, Wayne William
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at the Health Sciences Centre, aged 58 years, originally from O'Regan's, Codroy Valley, NL. Predeceased by his father William. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 34 years and best friend Marilyn (nee Fagan); his daugher Heidi (John Wade), Lloydminister, Alberta; his son: Wayne, Halifax, NS; his mother Rita Penney (Lion's Manor, Placentia); his brother Brian (Pearl), St. Anthony; his sister Madonna (John Collins), Placentia; his sister-in-law Gerry Ryan (John), St. John's and other family and friends. Funeral Mass was on Thursday, April 8, 2004, from Mary Queen of Peace Church. Interment followed at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.


Thursday, April 15, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

TARGETT, Frederick (Fred) Edward
Corner Brook, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Fred Targett announces his passing on Monday, April 12, 2003 at the age of 79 years. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, his children: Betty Cave, Linda Smith (Keith), Tina Johnston (Terry), all of Oshawa, ON, Fred of Alberta, Michael (Ellen) of Yellowknife, and Brian (Joanne) of Corner Brook; brother, Gerald Thomas (Jean); sisters-in-law: Gertie and Jean; grandchildren: Bernie, Gregory, Jamie, Trudy, Ashley, Donald, Michael, Terri-Lynn, Shane, Mandy and Brandon; several great-grandchildren and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by parents Arthur and Bertha; brothers: Arthur, Lester, Ronald, Frank and Joseph; sister, Joan Locke and grandson, Jason. Visitation will take place at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road, today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Friday, April 16, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place at All Saints Anglican Church, Clarence Street, on Saturday, April 17, 2004 at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. King officiating. Interment at Mount Patricia Receiving Chapel. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations to the family. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road, 634-2500. Family and friends may sign the guestbook by visiting our website at www.country-haven.ca

LECOINTRE, Kathleen
Mainland

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Kathleen LeCointre announce her passing at her residence in Mainland on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 at the age of 77 years. She will be sadly missed by six sons: Lloyd, Jerome, Morris, Baptiste Jr., Rockey, Donald and nine daughters: Evelyn, Edith, Joan, Mylida, Pearl, Maisie, Jacqueline, Dale, Majella, four brothers: Louis Woods, Bernard Woods, Francis Woods, Raymond Woods and a large circle of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Baptiste LeCointre. Friends may call at St. Anne's Chapel in Mainland on Thursday. Funeral Service will take place on Friday, April 16th at 2:00 p.m. from St. Anne's Chapel, Mainland with interment in the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Mainland. Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville.

MESSERVEY, Laura Marie
Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre
Formerly of Barachois Brook, NL
June 15, 1926 - April 13, 2004

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Laura Messervey announce her passing on Tuesday, April 13th, at the Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre, at the age of 77. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, daughters: Sandra (Bill) Caines, St. John's; Donna (Bill) Keating, Ottawa and Trinda Messervey, Vancouver; loving grandchildren: Jason, Jennifer, Trinda, Bill, Nathan and Laura; brothers: Joseph (Cecilia), Harold and Donald; sisters: Loretta and Diane; very dear friends: Mary Ryan, Olive Pieroway and Ann Evans; also leaving to mourn a large circle of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur (1989). The funeral service will be held on Friday, April 16th, 2:00 p.m., at All Saints Anglican Church, Stephenville Crossing; Reverend Karen Laldin officiating and Reverend Gwen Butler assisting. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Stephenville Crossing.

LILLY, Sophie Rubena
March 20, 1920 - April 14, 2004

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Sophie Lilly announces her peaceful passing at the Palliative Care Unit, Western Memorial Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at the age of 84 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, sons: Charlie (Gwendolyn) of Deer Lake, NL; John (Brenda) of Whitby, ON; Melvin (Florence) of Corner Brook, NL and Reginald (Barbara) of Oshawa, ON; daughters: Gertrude (Jack) Hickey of Gander, NL; Frances (Ambrose) Skinner and Violet (William) Gardner, all of Corner Brook, NL and Gwendolyn (David) Gardner of Surrey, BC; grandchildren: Wayne, Brian, Paul, Coreena, Robert, David, Christina, Karen, Paul, Craig, Adam, Katrina, Kimberley, Kaleb, Dwayne, Sabrina, Jennifer, Tanya and Nicole; great-grandchildren: Lindsay, Amanda, Cara, Jordan, Adam, Andrew, Megan, Sarah, Ryan, Jessica, Tyler, Avery, Alandra, Brianna, Zachery, Ethan, Brandon, Jonas and Braedon; sister, Isabella (Alex) Snook of Harbour Breton, and a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Charles (August 1969) and granddaughter Stephanie (January 1983). Visitation will take place at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road, today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Friday, April 16, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place at Saint Michael's Anglican Church on Saturday, April 17, 2004 at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. King officiating. Interment at Mount Patricia Receiving Chapel. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road, 634-2500. Family and friends may sign the guestbook or make donations by visiting our website at www.country-haven.ca

LUEDEE, Mary Josephine "Margaret"
Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre
Stephenville Crossing
(Formerly of Codroy Valley)

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mary Josephine "Margaret" Luedee announce her passing at the Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre in Stephenville Crossing on Sunday, April 11, 2004 at the age of 84 years. She will be sadly missed by her two sons: Earl Luedee of Georgia and John Luedee of Connecticut; one daughter: Dorothy "Dora Anne" (Earl) Clough of Florida; two sisters-in-law: Guenita MacNeil and Marie MacNeil; nine grandchildren: Valerie, Cheryl, David, John, Michelle, Mark, Neil, Mary Beth and Philip; seventeen great-grandchildren and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Philip Albert Luedee; two sisters: Elsie and Jessie Farrell; and five brothers: Frank, Thomas, Neil, Johnnie and Joseph MacNeil. Friends may call at St. Anne's Church, Upper Ferry, Codroy Valley, on Thursday, April 15th, after 2:00 p.m. Funeral services will take place on Friday, April 16th at 11:00 a.m. from St. Anne's Church, Upper Ferry, Codroy Valley, with interment in the Mount St. Thomas Cemetery, Great Codroy. As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, 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 Street, Stephenville.


Friday, April 16, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

PARDY, Hettie (Miles nee Warren)
Born in Herring Neck, NL
on September 11, 1916
Corner Brook, NL

Passed away on Thursday, April 15th, 2004 at Western Memorial Regional Hospital, Hettie Pardy, at the age of 87 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, son: Lorne (Jessie) Miles, Sandy Point; daughters: Verna Grant (Jim), Corner Brook; Bernice Stratton (partner Mike Parent), Cantley, Quebec and Renalda Andres, Brampton, ON; nine grandchildren: Desiree, Pamela, Lorna, Bonnie, Phyllis, Roger, Derek, Davina and Amanda; eight great-grandchildren; one sister: Lavinia Hillier (Jim), Toronto, ON; as well, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her first husband: Jesse Miles, 1959; second husband: Ralph Pardy, 1979; son: Gerald Miles, 2003; granddaughter: Sharon Miles, 2001; brothers: Lewis and Stewart Warren; sister: Olive Farthing (Lewis); and brother-in-law: Claude Miles, 2002. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Marks Avenue on Friday, April 16th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 17th at 2:00 p.m. from The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Main Street, The Very Rev. Lorne Gosse officiating. Interment t to follow at the family plot, Anglican cemetery, Townsite. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

NEIL, Joan
October 12, 1950 - April 15, 2004

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Joan Neil announce her passing on Thursday, April 15, 2004 at the Bonne Bay Health Center in her 53rd year. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband Howard, her two sons Blair and David. Also her mother Mildred Bird, parents in-law Hounsell and Maud Neil, her sister Cathy (Bruce) Bird Heuft, her brother Silas (Irene) Bird, sisters-in-law Frances (Alfred) Evans, Loretta (Sandy) Parsons, nephews Sheldon (Sandra), Fabian (Kathleen), Andre (Yuchen), Jamie, nieces Laura, Cleo, Sarah, great nieces Kaitlyn and Natlie, great nephew Owen and a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her father Hayward Bird. Visitation will take place at the Church of the Good Sheppard, Norris Point Friday and Saturday from where funeral services will take place on Sunday at 2:00 p.m., April 18, 2004 from the Anglican Church Norris Point with Rev. John Olson officiating. Interment to take place at the family plot Anglican Cemetery, Norris Point. As expressions of sympathy flowers are graciously accepted or donations made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 North Main St., Deer Lake.
"Forever in our hearts"


Saturday, April 17, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

BACHELOR, Annie (Nee: Buckingham)
February 6, 1919 - April 7, 2004
Bethany, Conn., USA

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Annie Buckingham Bachelor announce her passing at her family home on Wednesday, April 7th, 2004, at the age of 85 years. She will be sadly missed by sons: Scotty (Carol), Conn.; Paul (Cathy), Portland, Oregon; daughters: Mellissa (Russ) Smith, Salem, Conn.; Jackie, Conn.; brother, Ambrose (Jean) Buckingham, Raymond Heights, Corner Brook; sister-in-law, Shirley Buckingham, Surrey, BC; seven grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Ronnie; parents, Ambrose and Georgina Buckingham of 18 Armstrong Avenue, Corner Brook; sister, Florence (Joe) Kane; and brothers, Jack, Bill and Tommy. The funeral service was held on Saturday, April 10, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. from The United Church of Christ, Amity Road, Bethany, Conn. Interment followed at the United Church Cemetery.

COLBOURNE, Reginald Aubrey
Corner Brook, NL
Royal Newfoundland Regiment

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Reginald Colbourne announces his peaceful passing at the J.I. O'Connell Centre on Friday, April 16, 2004 at the age of 77 years. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, his wife of 56 years, Neta; sons: Barry (Marie) of Clarenville; Gene (Sylvia), Bruce (Stella), Michael (Kate), all of Corner Brook; and Mark (Monica) of Markham, ON; daughter, Cathy (Ken) Downton of Paradise; grandchildren: Lori, Keith, Carol-Ann, Cathy-Lee, Dennis, Peggy, Ashley, Allison, Caitlin and Riley; brothers: Gerald (Peggy) of Steady Brook; Roger (Kitt) and George, all of Corner Brook; and Ted (Carolyn) of Bridgewater, NS; sisters: Nellie Brake of Frenchman's Cove; Joan (Don) Davis of Ottawa; Betty (Jim) Cotter of Dartmouth, NS and Ruth (Darryl) Cooke of Bridgewater, NS; and sister-in-law Bernice Colbourne. He was predeceased by parents, Allan and Elizabeth Colbourne and brother, Robert. Visitation will take place at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road, today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, April 18, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place at Saint Michael's Anglican Church on Monday, April 19, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ed King officiating. Interment at Mount Patricia Receiving Chapel. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road, 634-2500. Family and friends may sign the guestbook or make donations by visiting our website at www.country-haven.ca
Lest We Forget

PARDY, Hettie (Miles nee Warren)
Born in Herring Neck, NL
on September 11, 1916
Corner Brook, NL

Passed away on Thursday, April 15th, 2004 at Western Memorial Regional Hospital, Hettie Pardy, at the age of 87 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, son Lorne (Jessie) Miles, Sandy Point; daughters: Verna Grant (Jim), Corner Brook, Bernice Stratton (partner Mike Parent), Cantley, Quebec and Renalda Andres, Brampton, ON; nine grandchildren: Desiree, Pamela, Lorna, Bonnie, Phyllis, Roger, Derek, Davina and Amanda; eight great-grandchildren; one sister Lavinia Hillier (Jim), Toronto, ON; special daughter-in-law Maud Miles, Corner Brook, as well many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her first husband Jesse Miles, 1959, second husband Ralph Pardy, 1979, son Gerald Miles, 2003, granddaughter Sharon Miles, 2001, brothers: Lewis and Stewart Warren, sister Olive Farthing (Lewis) and brother-in-law Claude Miles, 2002. Friends visited Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue on Friday, April 16th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 17th at 2:00 p.m. from The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Main Street. The Very Rev. Lorne Gosse officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Patricia Receiving Chapel. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

PENNEY, Gertrude C.
Little Rapids, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Gertrude Penney announces her peaceful passing at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John's on Thursday, April 15, 2004 at the age of 73 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories: daughter Margaret (Joseph) Webb of Nain; son Ronald Day (Jennifer) of Corner Brook; grandchildren: Laura, Steven, Allison, Abigail, Adam and Laura; brother George (Blanche) of Baie D'Espoir; very special nephew David and Jocelyn Day and children Sarah and Andrew and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her first husband, Nathaniel Day (1968) and second husband, Wilfred Penney (1991); brothers: William, Bert and Lawrence; and special niece Barbara Burry. Visitation will take place at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place at Saint Michael's Anglican Church on Sunday, April 18, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Archbishop Payne officiating. Interment at Mount Patricia Receiving Chapel. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road, 634-2500. Family and friends may sign the guestbook or make donations by visiting our website at www.country-haven.ca

BIRTH

CLAVETTE
Peter and Tammy Clavette are thrilled to announce the arrival of their baby boy, Jordan Joseph. Jordan was born at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on December 6, 2003 weighing 9 lb. 2 oz. Spoiling privileges go to first-time grandparents Eugene and Elsie Clements of Corner Brook and Donald and Ann Marie Clavette of Madawaska, Maine. A big thank you to our family and friends for their love and support.

ENGAGEMENT

REID / BEAUREGARD
Raymond and Loretta Reid of Corner Brook & George and Stella Beauregard of Winnipeg are happy to announce the engagement of their children, Ken & Suzanne. A July 2004 wedding is planned in Winnipeg.

HULL / PRESTON
Fred and Joan Hull are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Roger to Kelly Preston, daughter of Harold Preston and Dorothy Matthews. The engagement took place March 20, 2004 in Brampton, ON. Wedding to take place August 6, 2004, Corner Brook, NL.

WEDDING

PATEY / WHITE
St. Paul's Anglican Church, Summerside was the scene of a beautiful wedding on Feb. 21, 2004, when Jennifer Mary Patey married her best friend and soul mate Charlie George White. Jennifer is the daughter of Clarence and Lorraine Patey of Irishtown and Charlie is the son of Charl & Judy White of McIvers. The happy couple spent four wonderful weeks "back home" enjoying family "times" and have since returned to Hinton, AB, where they are both employed. Jennifer and Charlie would like to thank their family and friends for making their wedding day something they will remember and cherish forever.


Monday, April 19, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

NEIL, Joan (Bird)
October 12, 1950 - April 15, 2004

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Joan Neil announce her passing on Thursday, April 15, 2004 at the Bonne Bay Health Centre in her 53rd year. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband Howard, her two sons Blair and David, also her mother Mildred Bird, parents-in-law Hounsell and Maud Neil, her sister Cathy (Bruce) Bird Heuft, her brother Silas (Irene) Bird, sisters-in-law Frances (Alfred) Evans, Loretta (Sandy) Parsons, nephews Sheldon (Sandra), Fabian (Kathleen), Andre (Yuchen), Jamie, nieces Laura, Cleo Sarah, great-nieces Kaityln and Natalie, great-nephews Owen, and a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her father Hayward Bird. Visitation took place at the Church of the Good Sheppard, Norris Point Friday and Saturday. The funeral service took place on Sunday at 2 p.m., April 18, 2004 from the Anglican Church, Norris Point with Rev. John Olson officiating. Interment took place at the family plot, Anglican Cemetery, Norris Point. As expressions of sympathy flowers are graciously accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 North Main St., Deer Lake.
Forever in Our Hearts

CLARKE, Eugene W.
Corner Brook, NL

Passed away on Saturday, April 17, 2004, Eugene W. Clarke at the O'Connell Centre, DVA Unit. Eugene was born in Carbonear in 1924, was a veteran of WW2 and worked with the Corner Brook Fire Department for 30 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Hannah; five sons: Dan (Mabel), Pasadena, Raymond (Annette), St. John's, Eric (Amelia), Silas (Betty), Fort McMurray, Robert, Edmonton, two daughters: Eileen (Rick), Fort McMurray, Debbie (Howie), Bordon, ON; sister Louella (Larry), sister-in-law Stella, Carbonear; thirteen grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his former wife Mary (French) 1987, infant son in 1952, parents Silas and Sophie Clarke; brothers: George, Gilbert, Silas, Allen, sisters: Mabel, Jean, Pearl. The family will be receiving friends at Fillatre's Funeral Home 4 St. Mark's Avenue Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. followed by a private family service. As expressions of sympathy flowers are graciously accepted or memorial donations may be made to the DVA Unit at the O'Connell Centre.
"He died as he lived trusting in God"


Tuesday, April 20, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

MYRDEN, Mona
Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, on April 18th, 2004 Mona Myrden age 77 years. Predeceased by parents Walter and May Butt of Woody Point, Bonne Bay. Left with loving memories are husband Gerald; sons: Walter (Janet) of Corner Brook, Gary (Sharon) of North River Conception Bay, Chris (Debbie) of Happy Valley, Labrador; daughter Vicki (Art Bull); grandchildren: Jeff, Sean, Douglas, David, Scott, Matthew, Brendan, Melissa and Jerrod; great granddaughter Rebecca, as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral Service was held Tuesday, April 20th at 2:00 p.m. from St. Martins Anglican Church, Gander. Interment All Saints Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations in her memory may be made to the SPCA or Newfoundland Cancer Treatment Research Foundation. Arrangements through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander.

HUTCHINGS, G. Freeman
(Member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #560)

Peacefully, at home with his family by his side on Saturday, April 17, 2004 in his 74th year. Freeman Hutchings, beloved husband of Jean Hutchings (nee Poole). Loving father of Robert Hutchings, Danny Hutchings (Jane), Sandra Campbell (Dale) and predeceased by Jamie. Predeceased by his first wife Lorraine and their three children Ernie, Rodney and Paul. Survived by his brothers Bill, Gerald, Roy, Bruce and Gary and predeceased by Clayton. Grandfather "Poppy" to Robyn, Freeman, Benjamin, Scott, Joshua, Danielle, Rene, Caleb and Alannah. Friends will be received at the Township Chapel of Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes, 435 Davis Drive (Waterloo Village) on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Members of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #560 will gather for a Service at the Funeral Home Wednesday Evening at 7:00 p.m. A Service of Remembrance will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, April 22, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Trillium Room. Memorial donations made to the Kingston General Hospital Foundation, Palliative Care Unit would be greatly appreciated. The family invites friends and relatives to sign Freeman's Book of Condolence at www.ObituariesToday.com In the care of Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes, Township Chapel, 613-546-5150 gftompkins-township.ca

A MASS OF REMEMBRANCE
A Mass of Remembrance will be held for The Late Wayne Darby on Thursday, April 22, 9 a.m. at The Cathedral of the Most Holy Redeemer 15 Mt. Bernard Ave. Corner Brook.


Wednesday, April 21, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

BYRNE, Frances
Kippens

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Frances Byrne announce her passing at the Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre, Stephenville Crossing on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 at the age of 75 years. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband, James and two sons: Stephen (Acethia) Byrne of Mount Pearl, Jamie (Lori Ann) Byrne of Stephenville Crossing and three brothers: Pat Hynes, Mike Hayes and Jimmy Hayes, all of Ontario, two sisters: Mary Ann Hayes of Stephenville, Honora MacPherson of Alberta and three grandchildren: Alexander, Jayden, Chelsea and a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her two sisters, June Silver and Geraldine (Bride) Tompkins. Friends may call at Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville on Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will take place on Friday, April 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, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Society would be greatly appreciated.

CAINES, Gary
October 5, 1954 - April 19, 2004

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Gary Caines announce his passing at Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Monday, April 19, 2004 at the age of 49 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Carol, his son Allan (Charlene), his daughter Jennifer, his mother Alice, all of Pasadena, his mother-in-law Gertrude McCarthy of Benoit's Cove; five brothers: Kevin (Marie), Tony (Aggie), Gerry (Helen), Junior (Sheila), and Glenn (Beverly) all of Pasadena; two sisters: Marie (Bob) Walsh of Pasadena, and Barbara (Chris) Foster of Labrador City; brothers-in-law: Michael (Velita) McCarthy, Allan (Karen) McCarthy, all of Benoit's Cove, and Chester (Marilyn), Howard (Sheila) McCarthy and John (Wanda) McCarthy of Frenchman's Cove; sisters-in-law Eileen (Gino) Raimondo, Montreal, Bridgette (Frank) Compagnon, Corner Brook, Mary (Eric) Barnes, Frenchman's Cove, Kathy McCarthy (Gordon), Halifax and Theresa McCarthy (Glenn), Benoit's Cove and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father Gus Caines in 2003 and father-in-law Nick McCarthy in 2000. Visitation will take place at Holy Rosary Church in Pasadena, today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Thursday, April 22, 2004, 11:30 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church with Father John Peddle officiating. Interment will follow at the Church Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, Deer Lake.
"Forever In Our Hearts"

OLLERHEAD, Ann (nee Dyke)
St. Anthony

Passed peacefully away at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on Saturday, April 17, 2004. She was in her 87th year. Leaving to mourn with a lifetime of memories her daughters Kathleen (Baxter) Simms and Barbara (Roy) Brown; son Joseph Jr. (Madeline); grandchildren Christopher (Tracie) and Thomas (Krista) Brown of St. John's, Tanya Simms-Counti (Peter) of Toronto, Trevor Simms (Karen) of Port Carling, Ontario, and Rae Lynn Ollerhead (Todd); great-grandchild Jessica Counti; brother Hetor Dyke (Ena) of Stephenville; sister Yvonne Dredge of Black Duck Cove; sister-in-law Betty Dyke of Rocky Harbour; special nephews John Ollerhead of Ottawa and Dan Ollerhead (Margaret) of St. Anthony, as well as a large number of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph in 1987. Visitation was held at the funeral home on West Street, St. Anthony. The funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 19 at St. Mary's Anglican Church in St. Anthony with Rev. Jean Brenton Hickman officiating. Flowers were graciously accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice or the Anglican Cemetery Fund. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to K.M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony, Wilfred Hutchings, funeral director.

BENNETT, Gilbert Steven
July 8th, 1919 - April 19th, 2004

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Gilbert Steven Bennett announce his passing on Monday April 19th, 2004 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in his 84th year. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Hazel; his four daughters: Rosie, Evelene (Eugene), Lorna (Willis), all of St. Pauls, Michelle (Andy), Cow Head; his four sons: Tom (Olive), Seymour, all of St. Pauls, Roger (Ruth), Brampton, Michael (Ann), Mississauga; also 26 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Also a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his parents Everette and Lydia-Kate Bennett; son-in-law Hardy Warren and daughter-in-law Clodie Bennett. Visitation will take place Wednesday, April 21st and Thursday April 22nd, from Our Lady of the Coast Church, St. Pauls from where funeral services will take place on Friday April 23rd, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Father Roger Pobleph officiating. Interment to follow at the family plot, Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Pauls. Flowers are graciously accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 North Main Street, Deer Lake.
"Forever In Our Hearts"

DENNIS, J. Christopher
March 30, 1951 - April 20, 2004

Just as his life was filled with grace and dignity, so too was his passing. On Tuesday, April 20th. Christopher's body finally succumbed to the insidious nature of ALS... three letters we can live without. As an educator and community minded person, Christopher touched many lives during his 53 years. Those most influenced by his love, knowledge and kindness are his soul mate and friend, wife Wanda and his children, of whom he was so proud, James, Liam (Bianca) and Amanda. Being the youngest of a family of thirteen, Christopher leaves siblings Eva (Howard), Elizabeth, Shirley, Ada (Calvin), Joan, Doris (Gordon), Ruby (Jim), Fred (Anita) and Rob (Evelyn) with their memories, as he is reunited with his parents, Jean and Arthur and his siblings, Arthur Junior, Dorothy, Don and Sandra. A huge extended family, mother-in-law "Nanny Mary", brother-in-law Gary (Wanda), Lodge brothers (Lodge Humber #1475), his guardian angel family (the Maloneys), numerous friends, and those four furry felines, that provided many smiles and great companionship during his illness, will indeed miss his presence. Visitation will take place at Parson's Funeral Home in Deer Lake on Wednesday, April 21st from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Cremation will follow and a service of celebration and thanksgiving is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24th from the Anglican church in Deer Lake with Rev. Byron Barter officiating. No flowers by request. Donations in Christopher's memory may be made to the ALS Society of NL or the Palliative Care Unit at WMRH.
The kiss of Sun for pardon The song of Birds for mirth One is nearer God's heart in a garden Than any place else on earth.


Thursday, April 22, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

BASHA, Marie
Corner Brook, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Marie Basha announce her passing on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at Western Memorial Regional Hospital. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories nieces and nephews: Ronald Basha, Elaine Batty, Dennis Basha, Helen Basha, Wayne Basha, Rosemary Basha, Terry Basha and Michelle Basha, as well as great nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Predeceased by brother Frederick Basha. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue on Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 23 at 10:30 a.m. from the Cathedral of the Most Holy Redeemer, Mt. Bernard Avenue. Father Edwin Gale officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Patricia Receiving Chapel. As expressions of sympathy no flowers by request, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, Western Memorial Regional Hospital.

BENNETT, Gilbert Steven
July 8th, 1919 - April 19th, 2004

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Gilbert Steven Bennett announce his passing on Monday April 19th, 2004 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in his 84th year. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Hazel; his four daughters: Rosie, Evelene (Eugene), Lorna (Willis), all of St. Pauls, Michelle (Andy), Cow Head; his four sons: Tom (Olive), Seymour, all of St. Pauls, Roger (Ruth), Brampton, Michael (Ann), Mississauga; also 26 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; his sisters: Rellie and Sylvia and his brother Jim. Also a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his parents Everette and Lydia-Kate Bennett; son-in-law Hardy Warren and daughter-in-law Clodie Bennett; his sisters: Marjorie, Roseanne and Loretta; his brothers: Clarence and Willie. Visitation will take place Wednesday, April 21st and Thursday April 22nd, from Our Lady of the Coast Church, St. Pauls from where funeral services will take place on Friday April 23rd, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Father Roger Pobleph officiating. Interment to follow at the family plot, Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Pauls. Flowers are graciously accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 North Main Street, Deer Lake.
"Forever In Our Hearts"

BENNETT, Aloysius (Ted)
Corner Brook, NL
WWII Veteran

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Aloysius Bennett announce his peaceful passing on April 21st, 2004 at Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 85 years. He leaves to mourn his wife of 56 years Maud (nee Stone-Ryles), sons: Lewis, Calgary, Alberta, Paul (Gussie), Corner Brook, and Allen (Maureen), Pasadena; daughter Ivy (Brian) King, Corner Brook; sister Regina (Finton) Hynes, Corner Brook; brothers: Joseph (Grace), Lourdes, Francis (Josephine), Badger, and Kevin (Genova), Corner Brook; eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by parents Amadie and Mary Benoit; son Richard and brothers: Stanley, Michael, Amadie, William and Albert. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home 4 St. Mark's Avenue, Corner Brook on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Friday on 10-11 a.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, April 23rd at 1:30 p.m. from Most Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Cathedral, Mt. Bernard Avenue, officiated by Father Edmund Camacho. Interment to follow at Mt. Patricia Receiving Chapel. As expressions of sympathy, flowers are graciously accepted or donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society.


Friday, April 23, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATH

WELLS, Clyde Stanley
Toronto, Ontario
(Formerly of Corner Brook)

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Clyde Wells announce his passing at St. Joseph Health Centre on April 16, 2004, at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by parents, Alexander and Mary Wells, brothers William and Wallace, sister Cordelia, sister-in-law Alice. Left to mourn wife Eunice in Toronto, son Felix (Joan) in Corner Brook, grandchildren: Darlene (Wayne) in Toronto, Ontario; Helen in Edmonton, Alberta; Glen (Sheri) in Corner Brook; great-grandchildren: Gary, Amanda, Robin, Katie, Hayley; sisters: Hilda Gillingham in Corner Brook, Hazel Clarke in New Brunswick; sister-in-law: Pearl Wells in Cormack and many other relatives and friends. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


Saturday, April 24, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

PERRETT, Ralph Douglas
Mt. Moriah, NL
April 20, 1948 - April 23, 2004

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Ralph Perrett announce his peaceful passing at Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Friday, April 23, 2004 in his 56 year. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Lida (nee: Brake), son Murray (friend Chantel); daughters: Cindy (Dave Dawe) and Lisa (Christina Brissette); brothers: Donald (Joyce), William (Mary-Joe), John (Dorothy), George (Patricia), and Eric (Lana); sisters: Joan Butt (Raymond), Doris Parsons, Olive Toope (Douglas), Joyce Hennigar (Paul) and Christina Pelley (Lloyd); sister-in-law Josephine Perrett and a large circle of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by parents Thomas and Bessie; brothers: Tom and Bernard; brother-in-law (Eric Parsons). Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 318 Curling Street on Saturday 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Curling on Monday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Ed King officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Patricia Receiving Chapel. As expressions of sympathy, flowers are graciously accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

NUGENT, Mary Ester
Passed away peacefully at the L. A. Miller Center on Friday, April 23, 2004 in the arms of her loving family. Mary Ester Nugent of Kelligrews at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by her husband Edward and her two sons: Robert and Paul. Leaving to mourn her loving children: Anita Shea (Tom), Barbara Fitzgerald (John), Thomas (Patricia), Loretta Hynes (Michael); her daughters-in-law: Marion and Elva; grandchildren: Edwina, Kathleen, Don, P.J., Brenda, Ian, Kimberly, Jilian, Tommy, Robert, Ryan, Heather, Michael, Leslee; five great grandchildren: Samantha, Luke, Jack, Jonathan and Sarah; her life long friend Leonice O'Brien and many other relatives and friends. Resting at the James J. Hickey Memorial Funeral Home, Kelligrews. Visitation on Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Funeral Mass on Monday, April 26, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Edward's Church, Kelligrews. Cremation to follow.
"May the love you have shown your family be an inspiration to all."

BIRTHS

FIFIELD
Steve and Jennifer Fifield of Massey Drive are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Sidney Regan Fifield on February 28, 2004 weighing 9 lb. 9 oz. Proud grandparents are Gerald and Beatrice Parsons and Gerald and Helena Fifield.

COMISKY
Renee and Neil Comisky of Victoria, B.C. are proud to announce the arrival of their handsome baby boy, Ryan Power Comisky on February 4, 2004 at Victoria General Hospital. Ryan weighing 9 lb. 3 oz. and measured 22 inches. Ryan is the first grandchild of proud grandparents, Patrick and Laverne Power of Stephenville, NL, and Douglas and Lucille Comisky of Massey, ON.

ARSENEAULT
Terri Lynn and Danny Arseneault are pleased to announce the arrival of their daughter Beth Danielle born at Western Memorial Regional Hospital February 22nd, 2004 weighing 6 lb. 15 oz. Special wishes from big sister Corey Leigh, grandparents and family.

WEDDING

GRANTER / HILL
September 13, 2003
was the scene of a beautiful wedding between Nancy Granter, daughter of Pam and Duncan Granter and Andrew Hill, son of Danuta and Bruce Hill. The outdoor ceremony took place at Hockley Highlands in Orangeville, Ontario. Maid of Honor was Michelle McGarrity. Bridesmen were Joel Martin and Alex Asselin. Bestman was Micheil Hill. Groomsmen were Anton Osfolk and Ian Karas. Ringbearer was Ethan White, nephew of the bride. Andrew and Nancy reside in Ontario. Congratulations and best wishes from all your family and friends.


Monday, April 26, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

RUTH, Wallace Elwood (Bud)
Corner Brook, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Bud Ruth announce his passing on Saturday, April 24th, 2004 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 63. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 35 years, Blanche Ruth; sisters: Lydia Ruth (Howard), Donalda Strickland (William), brother William Ruth (Marion); nieces: Marilyn Strickland, Jacqueline Lundrigan (Bill), Madonna Ruth; nephews: Paul Ruth (Mercedes), Dean Strickland (Heather); special nieces and nephews: Jonathan Strickland, Ryan Lundrigan, Jennifer Strickland and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Wallace & Effie Ruth. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 27th at 2:00 p.m. from St. Mary's Anglican Church, Curling Street, Reverend Ed King officiating, followed by the interment at Mt. Patricia Cemetery. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 218 Curling Street Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. As expressions of sympathy flowers are graciously accepted or Memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Western Memorial Regional Hospital or The Canadian Cancer Society.

COLEMAN, Isobel Marie (nee Kemp)
Corner Brook, NL

Passed away gracefully in Halifax, NS on Friday, April 23rd, 2004 with her four daughters at her side, Isobel was born on May 04, 1920 in St. John's, NL. She was predeceased by her husbands Rene Tremblay (1928 - 1956) and Edward Coleman (1924 - 1990), sisters Helen Short and Mona Pumphrey, and brothers Edward and Franklin Kemp, brothers-in-law Eugene and Harold Coleman and Edward White and Irene Coleman. Left to celebrate her life are daughters Louise (Wes Bradford), Patricia (John Chicarella), Marian (Gordon Casey) and Regina Coleman, grandchildren Pauline, Christopher and Lesley Chicarella, Andrew, Michael and Katherine Casey, and great-grandson Jacob Chicarella; brothers Jim Kemp (Verna), Derm Kemp (Geraldine), sister Alice Harrison, brothers-in-law Gerald, John and Joe Coleman, sister-in-law Nellie White and a large extended family and numerous lifelong friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Most Holy Redeemer Cathedral, Mount Bernard Avenue at a time to be announced. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue, 634-0077.
"Venus Shines Brighter Tonight"


Tuesday, April 27, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

COLEMAN, Isobel Marie (nee Kemp)
Corner Brook, NL

Passed away gracefully in Halifax, NS on Friday, April 23rd, 2004 with her four daughters at her side, Isobel was born on May 04, 1920 in St. John's, NL. She was predeceased by her husbands Rene Tremblay (1928 - 1956) and Edward Coleman (1924 - 1990), sisters Helen Short and Mona Pumphrey, and brothers Edward and Franklin Kemp, brothers-in-law Eugene and Harold Coleman and Edward White and Irene Coleman. Left to celebrate her life are daughters Louise (Wes Bradford), Patricia (John Chicarella), Marian (Gordon Casey) and Regina Coleman, grandchildren Pauline, Christopher and Lesley Chicarella, Andrew, Michael and Katherine Casey, and great-grandson Jacob Chicarella; brothers Jim Kemp (Verna), Derm Kemp (Geraldine), sister Alice Harrison, brothers-in-law Gerald, John and Joe Coleman, sister-in-law Nellie White and a large extended family and numerous lifelong friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Most Holy Redeemer Cathedral, Mount Bernard Avenue Wednesday, April 28th at 10:30 a.m. Father Edwin Gale officiating, followed by the interment at the Townsite Cemetery. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Marks Avenue Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue, 634-0077.
"Venus Shines Brighter Tonight"

BARROW, Albert Stuart
Oct. 24th, 1931 - April 24th, 2004
Veteran of Korean Conflict

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Albert Stuart Barrow announce his passing on Saturday, April 23rd, 2004 at the W.M.R. Hospital in his 73rd year, he will be sadly missed by his loving companion, Fanny, his daughter Betty, his sons Allan, Jerry and Dale, also Delores. A number of grandchildren, his sisters Ann, Gladys, Lillian, Debbie (Garfield), Grace (Eric), Shirley (David), his brothers: Chesley (Daisy), Gilbert (Carol), Fredrick (Catherine), Eric (Denise), Roy (Gale), David (Wanda), also his Aunt Ada Barrow and a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Frederick and Hazel Barrow, his sister Ethel, also his four brothers. Visitation took place Sunday, April 25th, 2004 and on Monday, April 26th, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. from Parsons Funeral Home. Funeral service will take place on Tuesday, April 27th, 2004 at 2 p.m. from the Salvation Army Church, Deer Lake with Capt. Terry and Bonnie Hopkins officiating. Interment to follow at the Salvation Army Cemetery on Wights Road. Flowers are graciously accepted or donations made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Street, Deer Lake.
Lest We Forget


Wednesday, April 28, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATH

JESSO, Arthur Joseph
Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre
Stephenville Crossing

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Arthur Joseph Jesso announce his passing at the Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre, Stephenville Crossing on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at the age of 98 years. He will be sadly missed by four sons: Stanley of Corner Brook, John (Geraldine) of Kippens, Raymond of Kippens, Cecil (Nora) of Stephenville and six daughters: Jenny MacPherson, Adele Jesso, Mary (Andrew) Bennett, Margaret Wall, Theresa (Tom) Hughes, all of Stephenville, Rona (Roger) Neville of Sudbury, Ontario, one brother, Andrew Jesso of Vermont, USA and 51 grandchildren, 75 great grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Louise Jesso and his daughter, Nora Baker and his son, Andrew Jesso. Friends may call at Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will take place on Friday, April 30th at 10:00 a.m. from St. Stephen's Parish, West Street, Stephenville with interment in the Hillside Interfaith Cemetery, Hansen Highway, Stephenville.


Thursday, April 29, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATHS

GAVIN, Allan
Pasadena, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Allan Gavin announce his peaceful passing at the J.I. O'Connell Centre on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at the age of 84 years. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife of 59 years, Robina; daughters: Carolyn (Irving) Ivany of Pasadena, June (Vincent) Edwards of Port aux Basques and Inga (Stewart) Traverse of Edmonton; sons: David (Joan) and Bruce (Claudine), all of Labrador City; fourteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, brothers: Clayton (Hazel) of Westport and Thomas of Baie Verte; sister: Sophia (William) Dyke of St. John's and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Phoebe Gavin; brother, Hayward and wife Eliza, nephew, Allan and sister-in-law Rowena. Visitation will take place at St. David's Anglican Church, Pasadena today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. from where the funeral service will be held on Friday, April 30, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. Interment at St. David's Anglican Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to J. I. O'Connell Centre Bus Fund. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road, 634-2500. Family and friends may sign the guestbook or make donations by visiting our website at www.country-haven.ca

HYNES, Gordon William
West Bay Centre

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Gordon William Hynes announce his passing at Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at the age of 78 years. He will be sadly missed by five sons: Edward (Bertha) of West Bay Centre, Randy (Tracey), Kenneth, Ivan (Kim), Dillon, all of Ontario and two daughters: Ramona (Brad), Ann (Fred), all of Ontario and one brother, Hubert (Rita) Hynes of West Bay Centre and five grandchildren: Shawn, Sharleen, Dean, Dawn, Jessie and three great-grandchildren: Matthew, Shonda and Jordon. He was predeceased by his son, Gordon Philip Hynes. Friends may call at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Lourdes on Thursday (after 3:00 p.m.) and Friday. Funeral Services will take place on Saturday, May 1st at 10:00 a.m. from Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Lourdes with interment in the Roman Catholic Cemetery in West Bay. Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville.


Friday, April 30, 2004, edition of The Western Star

DEATH

BLANCHARD, Edna
McIvers, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Edna Blanchard announces her peaceful passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Thursday, April 29, 2004 at the age of 81 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories sons: Joseph (Fern) of Cox's Cove and Bertrum (Jocelyn) of McIvers; daughters: Mary (Isaac) Bennett of Frenchman's Cove, Ada White and Judy (Charles) White all of McIvers; special grandson Jason (Emily) White with whom she resided; brother Noble Morgan of McIvers; and several grandchildren, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband John Thomas, daughter Katie, parents Elizabeth and John Morgan, sisters: Winnifred, Averil, Julie, Annie and Fannie and brother Gill. Visitation will take place at Epiphany Anglican Church, McIvers today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. from where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Joan Coles officiating. Interment at the Anglican Cemetery, McIvers. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Rd., 634-2500. Family and friends may sign the guestbook or make donations by visiting our website at www.country-haven.ca

ANNOUNCEMENT

QUIGLEY / McCoy
It is with great pleasure that Bernard and Marlene Quigley would like to announce the wedding of their daughter Crystalann, to Brian McKay, son of Dwight and Sharon McKay of Deer Lake. All are welcome to attend the wedding ceremony, May 1st, 2004, 3:00 p.m. at Pasadena Pentecostal Church, Fourth Avenue.

 

 

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