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The Western Star Newspaper
May 2001

 

Tuesday, May 1, 2001

DEATHS

DUFFNEY, Norman Joseph
Benoit's Cove, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Norman Joseph Duffney announce his passing on Sunday, April 29th, 2001 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 89 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving family, one daughter Margaret (Edward) Fewer, Benoit's Cove. Three sons: Douglas (Annie), Tony (Jackie), both of Benoit's Cove and Robert (Monica), Nova Scotia. Eight grandchildren: Kerry, Darryl, Monty, Don, Jason, DeAnne, Catherine and Kenny. Six great-grandchildren: Dalton, Mandy, Kerri-Anne, Blake, Tara and Daniel. Two sisters: Marguerite (Ralph) Scott, Stephenville and Jean Mosuk, Toronto. As well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his wife Mary, June 9th, 1997, daughter Dolores, 1982, sisters Molly and Marjorie, brothers Andrew, Gerard and Martin. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 218 Curling Street today from the hours of 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 2nd from Our Lady Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. with Father Bernard Buckle officiating. Interment to follow at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy flowers greatly accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.


Wednesday, May 2, 2001

DEATHS

SNOOK, Emily Frances
Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre, Stephenville Crossing (Formerly of Sagona Island, Fortune Bay)

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Emily F. Snook announce her passing at the Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre in Stephenville Crossing on Tuesday, May 1, 2001 at the age of 85 years. She will be sadly missed by two sons: Garfield and William, both of Stephenville and one daughter, Mary Wilson of Churchill Falls and eleven grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. Special thanks to Alex Snook and the South Wing Nursing Staff of Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre. She was predeceased by her husband, Leo J. Snook in 1976, her son, Edward, daughter Emily and granddaughter, Debra. Friends may call at Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will take place on Thursday, May 3rd at 10:00 a.m. from St. Stephen's Parish, West Street, Stephenville with interment in the Hillside Interfaith Cemetery, Hansen Highway, Stephenville.


Thursday, May 3, 2001

no announcements in today's edition of the newspaper


Friday, May 4, 2001

DEATHS

SNOOK, Leonard
September 27th, 1937 - May 3rd, 2001

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Leonard Snook announce his passing on May 3rd at his residence in his 63rd year. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Whelemena; two daughters: Dana (Shawn) and Sue Ellen (Murray); daughter-in-law Bonnie; his three sons: Ira (Connie), Darrell (Cheryl) and Danny; ten grandchildren: Richard, Krista, Megan, Mallory, Jennifer, Mindy, Robbie, Tyler, Dominic and Gregory; his mother Annie; stepmother Nettie Hope Delaney and stepfather Danny Snook; his three sisters: Margaret (Nelson), Jeanette (George), Joan (Ivan); his five brothers: Tony (Joan), Russell (Leona), Edward, Marty and Chris, also a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father John; brother Jackie and two sons, Alfred and Trent. Visitation will take place from the United Church Trout River starting at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4th, 2001. Funeral service will take place on Sunday, May 6th, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Elizabeth Kozbeial officiating. Interment to follow at the family plot in Trout River. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Road, Deer Lake.
"Forever In Our Hearts"

OSMOND (nee Carter), Rose Hanna
Pasadena, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mrs. Rose Osmond announce her passing at the J. I. O'Connell Centre on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2001 at the age of 88 years. She will be sadly missed by her dear daughter, Brenda (Orvan Roberts) of Pasadena. Two grandchildren: Darren at Alberta and Adam at Corner Brook. Her loving sister Cedella Warren and her loving brother James Carter, both residing at Pasadena. Her brothers-in-law: Manson Osmond of Corner Brook and Frank Upshall of Pasadena. She will be also missed by her special friend Dulcie Foote of Pasadena, a large number of nieces, nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends. She is predeceased by her husband Norman in 1979; sisters Annie Carter and Evelyn Upshall and her brothers Tom, Fred and Richard Carter. Visitation will commence at the Pentecostal Church in Pasadena, Friday at 2 p.m. from where the funeral service will take place on Saturday at 2 p.m. with Pastor Barry Pelley officiating, with interment at the family plot. Tributes may be made by making donations to the Pasadena Church Building Fund. The funeral arrangements are under the direction of Country Haven Funeral Home, phone 634-2500.

COX, Bridie Ellen (nee Park)
Cox's Cove, NF
October 2, 1947 - May 1, 2001

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Bridie Cox announce her passing at the Halifax Infirmary Hospital on Tuesday, May 1st, 2001 in her 54th year. Bridie was born in the small community of Frenchman's Cove, Bay of Islands. Her family moved to Brakes Cove when she was three years old. She married her husband Ralph on April 20, 1965 and then moved to Cox's Cove where she resided until her passing. Bridie's two main priorities were caring for her family and maintaining her home. Left to mourn are her loving husband, Ralph; two daughters: Della Crane of Vermillion Bay, ON, Trina (Owen Bushey) of Ignace, ON and her two sons: Ralph (Roxanne) of Ignace, ON and Stacey (Sheri) of Kentville, NS. Also left to mourn are her grandchildren: Gregory and Helen Crane, Lark Harbour, Kassandra and Justin Cox, Kentville, NS, Daniel and Timothy Bushey and Joshua and Jordan Tilley all residing at Ignace, ON; three sisters: Susan (Hedley Simms), Niagara Falls, ON, Pearl (Stanley Park), Cox's Cove, Eileen (Stanley Park), Benoit's Cove and one brother, Joseph Park (Velma) of Cox's Cove; two aunts: Selina Robinson and Pearl Park (Irvine) all residing at Cox's Cove along with numerous cousins, nephews, nieces as well as several good friends especially Doris and Hubert Crocker, Margaret Brown and William Noseworthy all of Cox's Cove and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Park of Mount Pearl. Bridie was predeceased by her daughter Ursula (Mrs. David Daher) of Winnipeg and by her parents, John W. and Ellen J. Park, her sisters, Mary (Phillip Payne), Beatrice (William Crane), Molly and Elsie, two brothers: William Park (Hilda) and Herbert Park (Matilda) all of Cox's Cove. Visitation is being held at St. Nicholas Anglican Church in Cox's Cove, from where the funeral service will take place on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Randy Lockyer officiating. The interment will take place at the church cemetery. Tributes may be made by sending flowers or by making donations to the charity of one's choice. The funeral arrangements are under the direction of Country Haven Funeral Home, phone 634-2500.

In memory af a young girl tragically killed in November 2000 - her obituary was transcribed at that time.

Writing contest honouring French student's memory By GARY KEAN Star Staff Writer, Corner Brook

The legacy left by Heather Huxter’s short but vibrant life will now be extended to reach young students right across the province. The nine-year-old daughter of Dr. Robert and Elaine Huxter of Steady Brook lost her life in a car accident on the Trans Canada Highway last Nov. 16. To raise money for a memorial fund in her name, the Newfoundland and Labrador Canadian Parents for French (CPF) – of which Elaine was president – organized a benefit concert by popular French children's entertainer Jacquot earlier this week. Now, in addition to the memorial fund, the Huxters and CPF have announced that a province wide story writing contest in Heather's memory is also in the works. Because of her involvement in her school's French immersion program and her love of the French language, the contest will involve writing a story in French on any topic. The contest will be open to all early French immersion students in Grades 4-6 from all across Newfoundland and Labrador. The stories must be between 150 and 250 words long.

Writing stories was just one of Heather's many talents and interests. An avid athlete involved in skiing, gymnastics and swimming, Heather also showed her artistic side by singing in the choir, participating in school productions, and writing. "Heather was a very creative story writer," said Fiona Stride, a CPF member who has helped organize both the concerts and the contest. Stride said applications for the contest will be distributed to schools throughout the province in September and the deadline for submissions will be some time in October. The top story will be announced Nov. 16, the first anniversary of Heather's death. "Heather didn't like there being winners and losers," said Stride. "So, the top prize will be a plaque and some French learning resource material and every participant will get a certificate for their participation." Stride said doing things like the Jacquot show and the story writing contest are great ways to remember a special child. The proceeds will be forwarded to the memorial fund. The Huxters are considering using the fund to purchase a new piano for C.C. Loughlin, the school Heather attended. "It was so nice for the family to see Heather's friends together and having fun in memory of her."


Saturday, May 5, 2001

BIRTHS

SPECKER
Rob and Gail Specker are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Jenna Chantelle. Jenna was born on March 9th, 2001 at Western Memorial Regional Hospital weighing 7 lb. 15 1/2 oz. Proud grandparents are Roy and Shirley Warren and George and Rita Specker of Corner Brook. Great-grandfather Clarence Rose and Great-grandmother Mary Power of Corner Brook.

ENGAGEMENT

PITTMAN & SKINNER
Joyce and Andy Pittman of Corner Brook are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Angela to Grant, son of Madonna and Jim Skinner of Harbour Breton. The couple reside in St. John's and a September 1st wedding is planned. Congratulations from both family and friends.

YOUNG - FRASER
Bob and Jean Young are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Kenneth to Terri-Lynn Fraser, daughter of Earl and Cecilia Fraser, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The engagement took place November 25, 2000. The wedding will be held on August 18, 2001 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Kenneth is the grandson of Walter and May Young of Glenburnie, Bonne Bay and Rose and the late Kenneth Drover of Corner Brook. Love and best wishes from Dad, Mom and Rhonda.

DEATHS

GALE, Georgina Alice
Jackson's Arm, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Georgina Alice Gale announce her passing on Thursday, May 3rd, 2001 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 55 years. She will be sadly missed by her loving family, her spouse, Augustus Combdon, Jackson's Arm; three sisters: Jane Cole, Carbonear, Sarah Woodman, Corner Brook and Audrey Gale, Seattle, Washington; five nephews: Allan, David, Peter, Reginald and Andy; eleven nieces: Gertie, Linda, Nancy, Betty, JoAnne, Georgina, Darlene, Laura, JoAnne, Bonnie and Debbie; three step-daughters: Hazel (Jerome) Pittman, Elaine (Stephen) Chung both of Toronto, On and Sheila (Rod) Gale, Ft. McMurray, AB; one step-son, Horace Combdon, Toronto, ON; seven step-grandchildren and godchild, Blake Combdon, as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Luke and Grace Gale, brother Laurence, sisters: Stella and Margaret. The family will be receiving friends from St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, Jackson's Arm today, where funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 6th at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Roberta Woodman officiating. Interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Pollard's Point. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Deer Lake.

DOWNEY, Bev
43 Cochrane Street, St. John's (Formerly of 57 Gallant Street, Stephenville)

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Bev Downey announce her passing at the Health Science Centre in St. John's on Friday, May 4, 2001 at the age of 43 years. She will be sadly missed by her mother, Rita Downey of Stephenville; seven brothers: Donald (Lucie) of Quebec, Gerald (Heather) of Stephenville, Ken (Irene) of Stephenville, Randy (Lila) of Brampton, Kevin (Juanita) of Toronto, Glen (Allison) of St. John's, Paul (Lynn) of Mount Pearl; three sisters: Miriam (Frank) Duffy of Port au Port, Karen (Lester) Noel of Churchill Falls, Sharon (George) Samms of Mount Pearl; sister-in-law, Patsy Downey of Cold Brook and eleven nephews, nine nieces, one grand-nephew; two grand-nieces; a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her father, Gilbert and brother, Wayne. Friends may call at Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen street, Stephenville on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place on Monday, May 7th at 2;00 p.m. from St. Stephen's Parish, West Street, Stephenville with interment in the Hillside Interfaith Cemetery, Hansen Highway, Stephenville.


Monday, May 7, 2001

DEATHS

ABBOTT, Robert
Felix Cove

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Robert Abbott announce his passing at his residence on Sunday, May 6, 2001 at the age of 68 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Pauline; one daughter, Dinah (John) Scott of Felix Cove; six brothers: Mark (Vera) Abbott of Aguathuna, Vern (Elaine) Abbott of Aguathuna, Harold (Sybil) Abbott of Felix Cove, Jackie (Janet) Abbott of Piccadilly, Ray (Patsy) Abbott of Felix Cove, Skip Abbott of California; four sisters: Regina Frampton of St. John's, Georgia (Jim) Guerard of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Annie (Frank) Erricetto of North Carolina, Vonnie Boyd of New Orleans; three grandchildren: Trenton Scott, Ragan Scott, Chad Scott and a large circle of relatives and friends. Friends may call at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Port au Port West on Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will take place on Wednesday, May 9th at 10:30 a.m. from Our Lady of Mercy Church in Port au Port West with interment in the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Port au Port East. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville.

BALL, Velna Grace
Deer Lake, NF

Passed peacefully away on Saturday, May 5, 2001 at her family residence, Velna Grace Ball at the age of 77 years. Three sons: Allan (Lily), Deer Lake, Rev. Calvin (Dona), Wellington, Ont., Gilbert (Norma), Conception Bay South. Four daughters: Catherine (Gary) Cooper, Barbara (Garfield) Canning both of Deer Lake, Pauline (Ross) Fowler, Birchy Bay and Lori Ball, Deer Lake. 15 grandchildren: Robert, Stephanie, David, Jeremy, Matthew, Sarah, Peter, Timothy, Michael, Janice, Shawn, Sandi, Robin, Deborah and Roslyn. Three great-grandchildren: Sara, Alicia and Jessica. Two brothers: Maurice (Edna) Tetford, Laurenceton and William (Bernice) Tetford, Stanhope. Two sisters: Ella (Gordon) Stewart, Glovertown and Marina Hayward, Laurenceton. Sister-in-law Nora Tetford, Lewisport, as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is predeceased by her parents, Allan and Lucy Jane Tetford and brother Percey Tetford. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 10 Clinic Drive, Deer Lake today from the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 8 at 2:00 p.m. from Emmanuel Pentecostal Church with Pastor Snow officiating. Interment to follow at the family plot, Wight's Road. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Gideon Bible Fund or to the Western Memorial Regional Hospital Cancer Clinic.

BLIGHT, Florence Christine "Chris"
Corner Brook, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Florence Christine Blight announce her peaceful passing at her family residence on Sunday, May 6, 2001 at the age of 81 years in the presence of her loving and devoted daughter, Katie, her dear son-in-law, Graham Watton and three loving granddaughters: Deborah, Sarah and Laura. Her sisters: Win (George) Jarvis, residing in Boston, USA, Rene Stanbrook, residing in Felixtown, England and her twin sister, June (Bill) Wooton residing in London, England. She will be also missed by a large circle of nieces, nephews and friends residing in England, Boston, Toronto and Newfoundland. She is predeceased by her loving husband, Bill (1994), sister, Nellie, brother, Walter and her parents, Joseph and Nellie Daynes. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with the Very Rev. Lorne Gosse officiating. Cremation will follow. Visitation will take place at Wellington Funeral Home, 31 Wellington Street, Monday during the hours of 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday during the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tributes may be made by sending flowers or making donations to the St. John the Evangelist Restoration Fund, the Cancer Society or to the IODE. The funeral arrangements are under the direction of Wellington Funeral Home, phone 634-9800.

COLE, John Francis
1936-2001

Passed away on Friday, May 4, 2001 at the J. J. O'Connell Centre, John Francis Cole in his 64th year. Leaving to mourn his daughters Joanne Legge and Tanya Cole, 1 son Craig Cole; 2 grandsons: Matthew Legge & Brett Lockrie, 1 granddaughter Amanda Legge; 3 sisters: Evelyn, Mary and Diane, 1 brother Derm. The funeral service will be held Monday, May 7th at 10:30 a.m. from the Most Holy Redeemer Cathedral, Mt. Bernard Avenue, followed by the interment at Mt. Patricia Cemetery. Visitation was held at Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 Mark's Avenue. As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.


Tuesday, May 8, 2001

DEATHS

MORRIS, Howard Percy
Heatherton, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Howard Percy Morris announce his passing at Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital, on Sunday, May 6, 2001 at the age of 87 years. He leaves to mourn his wife Dawn (nee Butt); daughters: Kay (Guy Ralph), St. George's; Karen (Klaus Cenowa), Heatherton; Sherry (Bernard Rumbolt), Stephenville; five grandchildren: Michelle Ralph Spears (Eric); Andrew Cenowa, Kelly Rumbolt, Mitchell Rumbolt, Johann Cenowa (Denise); three great-grandchildren: Holly, Charlotte and Hannah; sister Mildred Swyers, St. George's; brothers: Bertrum, St. George's and Cecil, Heatherton, and a large circle of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his brother Roderick. The family will be receiving friends from the United Church, Heatherton on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. from where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 9th at 3:00 p.m., Reverend William Bowering officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heatherton United Church Memorial Fund or to the Kidney Foundation. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Stephenville Crossing.

WHALEN, Mary Elizabeth
120 Main Street, Stephenville

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mary Elizabeth Whalen announce her passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook on Monday, May 7, 2001 at the age of 30 years. She will be sadly missed by her three sons: John, Stephen, Tyson, all at home and her mother, Bernadette Gabriel of Stephenville; one brother, Neil (Una) Whalen of Stephenville; one sister, Debbie (Michael) Wasielak of Scarborough, Ontario; a large circle of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her step-father, Roderick Gabriel. Friends may call at Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place on Thursday, May 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.

BLIGHT, Florence Christine "Chris"
Corner Brook, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Florence Christine Blight announce her peaceful passing at her family residence on Sunday, May 6, 2001 at the age of 81 years in the presence of her loving and devoted daughter, Katie, her dear son-in-law, Graham Watton and three loving granddaughters: Deborah, Sarah and Laura. Her sisters: Win (George) Jarvis, residing in Boston, USA, Rene Stanbrook, residing in Felixtown, England and her twin sister, June (Bill) Wooton residing in London, England. She will be also missed by a large circle of nieces, nephews and friends residing in England, Boston, Toronto and Newfoundland. She is predeceased by her loving husband, Bill (1994), sister, Nellie, brother, Walter and her parents, Joseph and Nellie Daynes. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church with the Very Rev. Lorne Gosse officiating. Cremation will follow. Visitation will take place at Wellington Funeral Home, 31 Wellington Street, Monday during the hours of 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday during the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tributes may be made by sending flowers or making donations to the St. John the Evangelist Restoration Fund, the Cancer Society or to the IODE. The funeral arrangements are under the direction of Wellington Funeral Home, phone 634-9800.


Wednesday, May 9, 2001

DEATHS

SAUNDERS, Michael Joseph
York Harbour, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Michael Joseph Saunders announce his passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Sunday, May 6, 2001 at the age of 80 years. He leaves to mourn, his wife of 53 years, Lillian (nee Sheppard); daughter Marie Sweeney, British Columbia; son Joseph Almon (Monique), Manitoba; grandsons: Darren, Michael John and Robert; granddaughters: Stephanie, Shelley and Stephanie; brothers: Alley (Daisy), Deer Lake and Richard, St. John's, and a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Emily and Ronald Saunders, sisters: Alice, Bridgett, Margaret Ellen and Cleo; brothers: Ronald and Albert, and son-in-law James Sweeney. The funeral service will be held from Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Deer Lake on Thursday, May 10th at 2:00 p.m., Reverend Father John Collins officiating. Interment to follow at the Church Cemetery, Wight's Road. The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday at Fillatre's Funeral Home, 218 Curling Street, Corner Brook from 2-4 p.m. and from Fillatre's Funeral Home, 10 Clinic Drive, Deer Lake from 7-9 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the family.

DUFFY, Kathleen "Jean"
Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre, Stephenville Crossing
(Formerly of Aguathuna)

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Kathleen "Jean" Duffy announce her passing at the Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre, Stephenville Crossing on Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at the age of 93 years. He will be sadly missed by her loving husband, Jack and four sons: Joseph Frank (Miriam) Duffy of Port au Port East, Ted Duffy (Joan) of Aguathuna, William (Irene) Duffy of Port au Port East, John (Ann) Duffy of Kitchener, Ontario and seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a large circle of relatives and friends. Friends may call at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Port au Port West on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will take place on Thursday, May 10th, at 2:00 p.m. from Our Lady of Mercy Church, Port au Port West with interment in the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Port au Port East. As expressions of sympathy, flowers accepted or donations to Our Lady of Mercy Church Memorial Fund would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville.


Thursday, May 10, 2001

DEATHS

HYNES, Martha
Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre, Stephenville Crossing
(Formerly of Port au Port East)

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Martha Hynes announce her passing at the Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre in Stephenville Crossing on Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at the age of 92 years. She will be sadly missed by her godchild, Grace Campbell of Ottawa and her many friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Samuel Hynes, her daughter, Helen and son, Pete. Friends may call at the Maria Regina Parish on Thursday. Funeral Services will take place on Friday, May 11th at 10:30 a.m. from the Maria Regina Parish in Port au Port East with interment in the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Port au Port East. As expressions of sympathy, flowers accepted or donations to a charity of one's choice would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville.

MESSERVEY, Mildred Jane (Rubia) (nee King)
Long Term Care Centre, Stephenville Crossing, NF

Passed away at the Long Term Care Centre, Stephenville Crossing on May 8, 2001 Mildred Jane Messervey at the age of 63 years. Leaving to mourn, her husband Samuel Messervey, Stephenville Crossing; daughters: Marilyn Hynes and Sandra Rubia, Stephenville Crossing; sons: Joseph Rubia, Hughie (Barbara) Rubia and Clarence Rubia of Mattis Point, Darrell Rubia (Linda Cormier), Toronto; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sisters: Mary Bennett, Bertha Young and Alice King of Mattis Point, Madonna (Greg) Hawkins, Stephenville Crossing; brother Carl (Yvonne) King, Mattis Point and a number of other relatives and friends. The funeral service will take place on Friday, May 11th at 2:00 p.m. from the Roman Catholic Church of the Assumption, Stephenville Crossing, Reverend Father Jack Melnegro officiating, with interment to follow at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Mattis Point. The family will be receiving friends from Fillatre's Funeral Home, Stephenville Crossing, Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Friday 10 a.m. to 12 noon. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

SINNICKS, Guy
Hawkes Bay
May 14th, 1943 - May 8th, 2001

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Guy Sinnicks announce his passing on Tuesday, May 8th, 2001 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in his 57th year. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Marion; his step-children: Marina (Jack) Drover of Hawkes Bay, June Vincent, Kathleen Drover both of Corner Brook, Gordon (Cindy) Vincent of Botwood, Heather (Rick) Travers of Lark Harbour and Reginald (Goldie) Vincent of Alberta; four sisters: Hazel (Wilfred) Hughes of New Ferrole, Annie (Algie) Sinnicks, Daisy (Larry) Perry and Marina (Garland) Applin all of Hawkes Bay; two brothers: Wilfred and Samuel (Etthie) both of Hawkes Bay. Also a large circle of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his father and mother Victor and Pamela Sinnicks, stepfather Adam Coombs, sisters Victoria and Rosann and nephew Lanny. Visitation will take place from the Anglican Church in Hawkes Bay today, Thursday where also funeral services will take place on Friday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Newhook officiating. Interment to follow at the family plot. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Road, Deer Lake.
"Forever In Our Hearts"


Friday, May 11, 2001

DEATHS

HILLIER, William Giles
Howley
January 17th, 1945 - May 9th, 2001

It is with great sadness that the family of the late William Giles Hillier announce his passing on May 9th, 2001 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in his 56th year. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Nita (nee Penney); one daughter, Paula (Keith) Quinlan of Goose Bay, Labrador and his son Raymond (Michelle) of Goose Bay, Labrador; two grandchildren: Noah and Cheryl; two brothers: Ernest (Sarah) and Shawn (Anne) of Howley; seven sisters: Irene (Clarence) Lidstone of Hughes Brook, Violet Bridger of Grand Falls-Windsor, Florence Gilley of Whitby, Ontario, Thelma Edwards of St. John's, Nellie (Arthur) Everson of Flat Rock, Lillian (Fred) Saunders of Glovertown and Vera (Wallace) Evans of Clarke's Beach. Visitation will take place Friday 2-4 p.m. from the Mount Carmel Pentecostal Church in Howley where funeral services will take place on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor George Cramm officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Western Memorial Regional Hospital Cancer Clinic or the Mount Carmel Pentecostal Church in Howley. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Road, Deer Lake.
"Forever In Our Hearts"


Saturday, May 12, 2001

DEATHS

PORTER, Robert (Bob) A.
Passed away at the Shaver Hospital, St. Catherines, Ontario on April 26, 2001, Robert (Bob) A. Porter after a courageous battle with cancer. Bob was a native of Curling, Newfoundland. Loving husband of 47 years to Ruby. Dear father to Terry and Lorna (St. Catherines, ON), Rod and Kim (Halifax, NS) and Heather and Joe Caruso (St. Catherines, ON). Predeceased by his parents Herbert and Lily Porter, his son Monty and his sister Betty Gosse. He will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by his grandchildren: Sandra, Matthew, Bethaney, Candace, Vanessa, Jared, Joey and Briar; as well as his brothers, Jack, Floyd, Lloyd, Clyde and sister, Judy Ryan and his many other relatives and friends. Bob's faith, humour and positive attitude touched all who knew him.

BIRTHS

CHAPPELL
Roy and Wanda Chappell of Deer Lake are proud and delighted to announce the safe arrival of their first child, a son, Liam Richard Cameron on February 9th, 2001 at Western Memorial Regional Hospital, weighing 11 lb. 1 oz. Proud grandparents are Lin and Evelyn Laite and George and the late Ruth Chappell. Lots of love is extended from their family and friends.

CHIASSON TWINS!!
Tim and Suzanne Chiasson (Gillingham) and big sister Alyssa are pleased to announce the arrival of twin boys Michael Brian and Mark George born in Bridgewater, NS on February 1, 2001 weighing 7 lb. 3 oz. and 7 lb. 6 oz. Proud grandparents are Gerry and Veronica Chiasson of Hardwicke, NB, Meta Gillingham of Corner Brook and great-grandmother Joyce Bursey also of Corner Brook.


Monday, May 14, 2001

DEATHS

WHALEN, George
Crescent Street, Stephenville

It is with great sadness that the family of the late George Whalen announce his passing at the Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre, Stephenville Crossing on Friday, May 11, 2001 at the age of 84 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Stella and his brother, Louis (Mary) Whalen of Jeffrey's and his nephew, Jim (Cindy) Whalen of Heatherton and a large circle of friends. Visitation took place on Saturday evening and Sunday at Russell's Funeral Home, Stephenville. Funeral services took place on Monday, May 14 at 10 a.m. from St. Stephen's Parish, West Street, Stephenville with interment in the Hillside Interfaith Cemetery, Stephenville, Hansen Highway, Stephenville. Funeral arrangements were under the supervision of Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville.

HALL, Aloysius (Al)
Halfway Point, NF

It is with sadness that the family of the late Mr. Hall announce his passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Saturday, May 12th, 2001 at the age of 66 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Doris (nee Vokey), Oct. 31, 1984. He leaves to mourn, his sons: Glenn (Rosalind), Pasadena and Greg, Corner Brook. His daughters: Sandra (Robert Batstone), Diane (Rodney Warren), and Kathy (Danny Quilty) all residing at Corner Brook. Grandchildren: Chrissie, Chad, Andrew, Shannon, Bradley, Jo-Anne, Seven (spelled this way in newspaper - possibly could be Steven), Ryan and Renee. One great grandchild: Brandon. Brothers: Columbus, Lorne, Hubert and Clarence. Sister: Madonna. He will also be missed by a large number of relatives and friends. The funeral service will take place at the Roman Catholic Cathedral on Mount Bernard Ave., Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. with interment at Mount Patricia Cemetery. Tributes may be made by sending flowers or by making donations to the charity of one's choice. Visitation will take place at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road, Sunday and Monday during the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral arrangements are under the direction of Country Haven Funeral Home, phone 634-2500.

MANUEL, Shirley C.
Gillams, (Form) Norris Arm, NF

Passed away on Thursday, May 10th, 2001 at the age of 51 years at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital. The funeral service will take place at the Roman Catholic Church in Norris Arm South on Monday at 2 p.m. with interment at the family plot. The funeral arrangements are under the direction of Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road, Corner Brook, phone 634-2500.

WINSOR, Sylvia C.
Corner Brook, NF

Passed peacefully away at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Saturday, May 12th, 2001 in her 65th year. Sylvia, an avid traveler as a young woman, she devoted her adult life to her family, her church, and her career. She leaves with so many fond and loving memories, her brother, Richard (Ruth) and his children, Cathy Peddle (Byron), Dawn Taylor (Don), Shawn (Debbie), and Lorne, family whom she resided with most of her life in Corner Brook. Her brother, Austin (Donna) and her sister, Nina (Tom) Rowsell and their children, Janice (Johnny) Lim, Lisa and Rochelle Winsor, Bill, Linda and Jeff Rowsell, her family from Springdale. All of whom she deeply touched and was a role model, a dear friend, sister and aunt. She will be missed dearly by a large number of relatives and many friends whom she made while working with the Bank of Montreal on Caribou Road, until she retired in Feb. 1994. She is predeceased by her parents, Ernest and Gladys Winsor. Visitation will take place at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road, Sunday during the hours of 7-9, and Monday during the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place at the Pentecostal Tabernacle, on Elizabeth Street, Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Pastor C. Andrews officiating. The interment will take place at Mount Patricia Cemetery. Tributes may be made by sending flowers or by making donations to the Cancer Unit at Western Memorial Regional Hospital or to the charity of one's choice. The funeral arrangements are under the direction of Country Haven Funeral Home, phone 634-2500.


Tuesday, May 15, 2001

ENGAGEMENT

PROSPER / YURCZYSZYN
Sheila Atkinson is pleased to announce the engagement of her son Ian Prosper to Jodee Yurczyszyn, daughter of Linda Yurczyszyn of Cape Breton Island. Both have graduated from CFB Borden, Ontario with a cooking degree and are presently stationed at CFB Edmonton, Alberta. An April 2002 wedding is being planned. Congratulations and best wishes from all their family and friends.

DEATHS

HALL, Aloysius (Al)
Halfway Point, NF

It is with sadness that the family of the late Mr. Hall announce his passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Saturday, May 12th, 2001 at the age of 66 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Doris (nee Vokey), Oct. 31, 1984. He leaves to mourn, his sons: Glenn (Rosalind), Pasadena and Greg, Corner Brook. His daughters: Sandra (Robert Batstone), Diane (Rodney Warren), and Kathy (Danny Quilty) all residing at Corner Brook. Grandchildren: Chrissie, Chad, Andrew, Shannon, Bradley, Jo-Anne, Steven, Ryan and Renee. One great grandchild: Brandon. Brothers: Columbus, Lorne, Derm, Hubert and Clarence. Sister: Madonna. He will also be missed by a large number of relatives and friends. The funeral service will take place at the Roman Catholic Cathedral on Mount Bernard Ave., Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. with interment at Mount Patricia Cemetery. Tributes may be made by sending flowers or by making donations to the charity of one's choice. Visitation will take place at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road, Sunday and Monday during the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral arrangements are under the direction of Country Haven Funeral Home, phone 634-2500.

WICKS - GREEN, Teeghan Faith
March 4th, 2000 - May 13th, 2001

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Teeghan Faith Wicks-Green announce her passing on Sunday, May 13th at her residence in Pollard's Point. She leaves to mourn her parents Carolyn Green and Jamie Wicks; her grandparents Bonnie Green and Fred Combdon and also Ivy and Bernard Wicks. A large circle of aunts, uncles, relatives and friends. Visitation will take place from the Anglican Church in Pollard's Point, Tuesday, May 15th, 2001 where also funeral services will take place on Wednesday, May 16th at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Roberta Woodman officiating. Interment to follow at the family plot. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Street, Deer Lake.
"Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep"


Wednesday, May 16, 2001

DEATHS

WHALEN, George
Crescent Street, Stephenville Crossing

It is with great sadness that the family of the late George Whalen announce his passing at the Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre, Stephenville Crossing on Friday, May 11, 2001 at the age of 84 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Stella and his brother, Louis (Mary) Whalen of Jeffrey's and his nephew, Jim (Cindy) Whalen of Heatherton and a large circle of friends. Visitation took place on Saturday evening and Sunday at Russell's Funeral Home, Stephenville. Funeral services took place on Monday, May 14 at 10 a.m. from St. Stephen's Parish, West Street, Stephenville with interment in the Hillside Interfaith Cemetery, Hansen Highway, Stephenville. Funeral arrangements were under the supervision of Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville.

MCISAAC, James Earl
Robinsons, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late James Earl McIsaac announce his passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital on Monday, May 14, 2001 at the age of 83 years. He leaves to mourn, daughters: Dianne (John) Stone, Heatherton, Gina MacIsaac (Lenny White), Port au Port East, Genevieve (Don) Payn, Kingston, ON, Anna Marie MacIsaac (Randy Kerr), Prince George, BC, Kathleen (Steve) Kvavie, Rochester, Washington, USA; sons: Neil (Sylvia) MacIsaac and John MacIsaac (Deana Legge), Robinsons; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brothers: Stanley McIsaac, Heatherton and Harry (Bonnie) McIsaac, Stephenville; sisters: Mollie Gallant, Stephenville and Sadie Ogden, Corner Brook and a large number of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his daughter Mary and grandson Donnie. The family will be receiving friends at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Heatherton Wednesday 7-9 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Friday 10 a.m. to 12 noon, from where the funeral service will be held on Friday, May 18th at 2:00 p.m. with Monsignor Roddy White officiating, assisted by Sister Betty Daniels. Interment will follow at the Old Roman Catholic Church Cemetery, Heatherton. As expressions of sympathy, floral tributes graciously accepted or donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.


Thursday, May 17, 2001

DEATHS

MCISAAC, James Earl
Robinsons, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late James Earl McIsaac announce his passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital on Monday, May 14, 2001 at the age of 83 years. He leaves to mourn, daughters: Dianne (John) Stone, Heatherton, Gina MacIsaac (Lenny White), Port au Port East, Genevieve (Don) Payn, Kingston, ON, Anna Marie MacIsaac (Randy Kerr), Prince George, BC, Kathleen (Steve) Kvavie, Rochester, Washington, USA; sons: Neil (Sylvia) MacIsaac and John MacIsaac (Deana Legge), Robinsons; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brothers: Stanley McIsaac, Heatherton and Harry (Bonnie) McIsaac, Stephenville; sisters: Mollie Gallant, Stephenville and Sadie Ogden, Corner Brook and a large number of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his daughter Mary and grandson Donnie. The family will be receiving friends at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Heatherton Wednesday 7-9 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Friday 10 a.m. to 12 noon, from where the funeral service will be held on Friday, May 18th at 2:00 p.m. with Monsignor Roddy White officiating, assisted by Sister Betty Daniels. Interment will follow at the Old Roman Catholic Church Cemetery, Heatherton. As expressions of sympathy, floral tributes graciously accepted or donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Stephenville Crossing.

UPWARDS, George Alexander
Shoal Brook
March 10th, 1920 - May 15th, 2001

It is with great sadness that the family of the late George Alexander Upwards announce his passing on Tuesday, May 15th, 2001 at the Bonne Bay Health Centre in his 81st year. He will be sadly missed by his two sons: Terry (Roxanna) of Brampton, Ontario and Elliott (Lucy) of Shoal Brook, two daughters: Phyllis (Cecil) Duval of Shoal Brook and Sandra (Gilbert) Upwards of Trout River. Eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Two brothers: Walter and Edgar (Joyce), both of Shoal Brook, two sisters: Elizabeth (Allan) Hussey of South River and Lorraine Upwards of St. John's. Also a large circle of relatives and friends. Visitation will take place form the United Church in Shoal Brook today, Thursday where also funeral services will take place on Friday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Kozbial officiating. Interment to follow at the family plot. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Street, Deer Lake.

OXFORD, Wilfred George
Reidville, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Wilfred George Oxford announce his passing on Tuesday, May 15th, 2001 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital, at the age of 69 years; his children: Jerry (Catherine), Lewisporte, Glenda (Eric) Reid, Malcolm (Linda), both of Reidville, Harold (Loretta), Wanda (Greg) Hunt, both of Alberta, Barbara (Kerry) Anstey, Reidville, Barry (Juli), Halifax and Betty (Ira) Rideout, Reidville; 16 grandchildren: William, Darren, Lori-ann, Byron, Kerry, Kim, Tonya, Felicia, Ryan, Melissa, Tyler, Brent, Kerri-leigh, Kevin, Ashley and Andrew; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters: Mary (William) Wight, Deer Lake and Louise (Reginald) Pittman, Reidville; one brother, Gordon (Marjorie), Reidville. As well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents: William and Annie Oxford, son, Wayne and sister, Margaret. The family will be receiving friends from Fillatre's Funeral Home, 10 Clinic Drive, Deer Lake today from the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, May 18th at 2:00 p.m. from the Salvation Army Citadel with Majors Wade and Linda Budgell officiating. Interment to follow at the church cemetery, High Street. As expressions of sympathy, no flowers by request, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.


Friday, May 18, 2001

DEATHS

BUTT, Stanley James
Woody Point, Bonne Bay, NF

Passed peacefully away on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 Stanley James Butt at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital, Corner Brook at the age of 86 years. He is a veteran of the 166th NF Field Regiment, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 13, and a member of the Masonic Lodge, Bennett Hall, Corner Brook. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, his wife Dorothy (nee Jenkins); sister Edith Rowe, St. John's; brother-in-law Thomas Jenkins (Frances), Lewisporte; sister-in-law Jacqueline Jenkins (Glahn), Cape Cod, Mass., USA; sister-in-law Ivernia Butt, Woody Point; sister-in-law Emma Jenkins, St. John's, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The funeral service will be held on Sunday, May 20th at 2:00 p.m. from the Anglican Church of the Epiphany, Woody Point, Reverend Norman Cutler officiating, followed by the interment in the family plot at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, no flowers by request; donations in his memory may be made to the charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home.

BENNETT, Donald F.
Corner Brook, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Donald Bennett announce his passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Wednesday, May 16th, 2001 at the age of 73 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Paula; son, Keith (Jennifer) and granddaughter, Hayley; brothers: Joseph, William (Edna), Theodore (Mary), and Tony (Gail); sisters: Celina, and Joan McLeod (Sid); sister-in-law, Ella Bennett (Doug); father and mother-in-law, John and Mimie Martin, brother-in-law, Andrew (Maxine), and sister-in-law, Jo-Ann (Terry). He will be also missed by a large number of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his parents, Genevieve and Douglas; brother, Bern, and sister-in-law, Mary. Visitation will take place at Courtney Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road, Thursday during the hours of 7-9 and Friday during the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Most Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church on Mt. Bernard Ave. with Father Gale officiating. The interment will take place at Mount Patricia Cemetery. Tributes may be made by making donations to the charity of one's choice. The funeral arrangements are under the direction of Country Haven Funeral Home, phone 634-2500.

CARTER, Elizabeth (Bessie)
Corner Brook, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Bessie Carter announce her passing on Thursday, May 17th, 2001 at the Interfaith Home for Seniors at the age of 89 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her nieces, nephews, other relatives and many great friends. She is predeceased by her parents, six sisters and her husband Stewart Carter May 1st, 1994. Visitation will take place from Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue on Friday from the hours 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 19th at 2:00 from the First United Church, Park Street., Rev. Clayton Parsons officiating. Interment to follow at Mount Patricia Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, no flowers by request, donations in her memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.

JESSO, Victor Joseph
Ship Cove (Formerly of Marches Point)

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Victor Joseph Jesso announce his passing at the Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre, Stephenville Crossing on Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at the age of 84 years. He will be sadly missed by eight sons: Joachim (Ann), Clyde (Karen), Cecil, Dennis (Jeanette), Norman and James (Pearl), all of Marches Point, Leroy (Julie) and Jeffrey, all of Nova Scotia; five daughters: Phyllis (Clifton) Jesso of Northwest Territories, Evelyn (Ches) Morris of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Yvonne (Paul) Benoit of Ship Cove, Rose Jesso and Riza Jesso, both of Marches Point; two brothers: Henry Jesso of Red Brook, Ronald Jesso of Marches Point; one sister, Maude Young of Labrador and twenty-eight grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Annie Jesso on October 18, 1982 and his daughter, Valerie Madore on January 22, 2000 and his son Herman Jesso on October 18, 1998 and granddaughter, Sandra Madore. Friends may call at Our Lady of the Cape Parish, Cape St. George on Friday. Funeral services will take place on Saturday, May 19th at 10:30 a.m. from Our Lady of the Cape Parish with interment in the Roman Catholic cemetery at Marches Point. As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville.


Saturday, May 19, 2001

BIRTH

WAY
Jackie and Colin are pleased to announce the arrival of their precious baby girl, Erin Mary Joy Way on March 15, 2001, 7 lb. 13 oz. First grandchild for Walter and Joy Wells and Henry and Mary Way. Great-grandparents Mary Pynn and Edna Wells.

DEATHS

BUCKLE, Joan Elizabeth
Corner Brook, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Joan Buckle, (daughter of the late William and Mary Buckle) announce her passing on Thursday, May 17th, 2001 in her home after a long illness at the age of 67 years. Joan was a wise, compassionate and brave woman who courageously conquered some of life's greatest challenges. She will be remembered for her gentle caring spirit, her inspiring love, spunk and determination. She will be dearly missed by her five daughters: Denise, Patsy, Maureen, Lynn and Joanne; her eight grandchildren and great grandson. Joan will also be missed by her brothers: Ned (Marion) and George (Isabelle); sisters: Nellie Kelly, Laura (Kevin Penney) and Margaret; sister-in-law Jean Buckle; brother-in-law Curtis Moulton, as well as a very large circle of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her brother Kevin, sister Mary and brother-in-law Brian Kelly. Visitation will take place from Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue on Saturday evening from 7-9 p.m. and on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Monday, May 21st, at 10:30 a.m. from All Hallows Roman Catholic Church, Humber Road, Monsignor Boone officiating. Interment to follow at Mount Patricia Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul, care of All Hallows RC church.
"Dear God, Take Joan into your loving arms and grant her eternal serenity"


Monday, May 21, 2001

In observance of Victoria Day, The Western Star will not publish Monday, May 21, and all offices will be closed. Publication will resume and offices reopen Tuesday, May 22, 2001.


Tuesday, May 22, 2001

DEATHS

BARRY, Charlie
Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre
Formerly of Kippens

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Charlie Barry announce his passing at the Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre on Friday, May 18th, 2001 at the age of 71 years. He will be sadly missed by his wife Marina; two step-sons: Wayne (Kay) MacDonald in Renfrew, Ontario and Allan (Lisa) MacDonald in Stephenville, one step-daughter Kim (Stuart) Haland in Sackville, Nova Scotia. He will also be missed by his three brothers: Bill in Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre, Ronnie (Carrie) in Heatherton and Reggie in St. George's; his four sisters: Leona Bailey in Stephenville Crossing, Beatrice Cormier in Noel's Pond, Delia Cormier in Stephenville and Rita Young in Heatherton along with three grandchildren: Steven MacDonald, Nicole MacDonald and Megan Haland and a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral services will take place today, Tuesday, May 22nd, 2001 at 2 p.m. from St. Stephen's Parish on West Street with interment in the Hillside Interfaith Cemetery on the Hansen Highway. Funeral arrangements were under the supervision of Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville.

BENNETT, Doris Marie (nee Short)
Corner Brook, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Doris Bennett announce her passing on Friday, May 18th, 2001 at the Health Science Complex in St. John's at the age of 68 years. Doris was a compassionate and courageous woman who was admired for her strength, determination and caring love of family and friends. She will be dearly missed by her loving family, her husband, Patrick J. Daughters and sons: Catherine P. Prestion of Corner Brook, Patrick F. (Phyllis), Bradford, ON, David W. (Allison), Ottawa, ON, Sheila A. O'Brien, Petawawa, ON, and Paul F. (Marni), Borden, ON; 10 grandchildren: Deanna, Carol-Ann, Jason, Ashley, Sean, Angela, Scott, Jeffrey, Jordan and Meagan. Sister: Mae Salzer, Windsor, ON; brothers: John Short (Joan), Kingston, ON, and William Short (Colette), Varennes, Quebec. Mrs. Bennett will be also missed by a large circle of relatives and friends. Visitation took place at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road, Sunday during the hours of 7-9 and Monday during the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place from the Most Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church on Mt. Bernard Avenue Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. with interment at the Townsite Cemetery. Tributes may be made by making donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Western Memorial Regional Hospital Foundation or to the charity of one's choice. The funeral arrangements are under the direction of Country Haven Funeral Home, telephone 634-2500.

GALLANT, Basil Joseph
Benoit's Cove, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mr. Basil Gallant announce his passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Saturday, May 19th, 2001 at the age of 57 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving family, his wife, Mary Jane (nee Russell). His four sons: Basil (Jackie), Timothy (fiancée Heather), Bradley and Jeffrey all residing at Benoit's Cove. His grandson Justin, and mother Cecilia Gallant of Benoit's Cove. Five sisters: Jane Brake (Chester), Martha Hackett (Tom), Philomena Gallant Vater (Enos), and Callista Eldridge (Junior) all residing at Benoit's Cove, and Madonna Joyce (Mike) residing at York Harbour. Eight brothers: Alban (Marie), Guy (Cecilia), Stephen (Caroline), Edmund, Gerard (Leona), Clyde (Rose), and Kurmet (Bertha) all residing at Benoit's Cove, and Donald (Judy) residing at York Harbour. He will be also missed by a large number of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his father Stephen. Visitation took place at Country Haven Funeral Home, Sunday during the hours of 7-9, and Monday during the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from Our Lady Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church in Benoit's Cove with interment at the church cemetery. Tributes may be made by sending flowers or by making donations to the Cancer Society. The funeral arrangements are under the direction of Country Haven Funeral Home, phone 634-2500.

JONES, C. James (Jim)
Corner Brook, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late C. James Jones announce his passing on Sunday, May 20th, 2001 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 78 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Rosa of 51 years. Three daughters: Alma Jones, Corner Brook, Thelma (Stan) Piercey, Woodstock, NB, Connie (Brad) Stratton, Corner Brook. Nine grandchildren: Darren (Tina) Langdon, Deborah Langdon, Nicole (Jeff) Shannon, Nancy, Richard and Andrew Piercey, Robert, Michael and Matthew Stratton. One great-granddaughter, Kristen Langdon. Two sisters: Audrey (EC) Boone, Topsail and Rowena (Frank) Ryan, Robert's Arm. He was predeceased by his parents Clayton and Georgina, and brothers Lewis and Malcolm. Visitation was held at Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue on Monday from the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place today, Tuesday, May 22nd at 2:00 p.m. from The Salvation Army Temple with Major Larry Martin officiating. Interment to follow at Mount Patricia Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers greatly accepted or donations may be made to The Arthritis Society.

REID, Florence Ruby
Deer Lake, NF
Dec. 23rd, 1940 - May 18th, 2001

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Florence Ruby Reid announce her passing on Friday, May 18th, 2001 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in her 60th year. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband Clifford; her two daughters Ruby and Donna; one special son Calvin (Candy) Reid; two sisters Joyce (Harold) Jacobs, Diane (Reuben) Purchase; her special brother Eber (Leah); her aunt Jean (Eli) Pearce; one Uncle Gerald (Joyce) Card. Also her special nieces, nephews and a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her mother and father Lilly & Chester Card, her mother and father-in-law Mr. & Mrs. James Reid. Visitation took place from Parsons Funeral Home, 63 North Main Street, Deer Lake, Sunday, May 20th and Monday, May 21st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place today, Tuesday, May 22nd at 2:30 p.m. from the Salvation Army Church with Majors Wade and Linda Budgell officiating. Interment to follow at the family plot on Wight's Road. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 North Main Street, Deer Lake.
"FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS"

BYRNE, Priscilla
Irishtown, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Priscilla Byrne announce her passing on Saturday, May 19th, 2001 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 88 years. She will be sadly missed by her 12 loving children: Kay (George) Musseau, Curling, Marie (Thomas) Chow, Corner Brook, Sister Margaret Byrne of Presentation Congregation, Betty (Patrick) Ryan, Pasadena, Bud (Diane), Hughes Brook, Rita (Tony) Blanchard and Bill (Velda) both of Irishtown, Mary (Reg) Whalen, Lab. City, Bernice (Terry) Hann, Irishtown, Tony (Esther), Lab. City, Geraldine (Fred) Wheeler, Summerside and Ken (Joan), Lab. City. 41 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. One step-grandson and one step-great-grandson. Brother-in-law: Larry Byrne, two nieces: Isabella Wade and Frances MacKegan, two nephews: George and Will Anderson. As well as a large circle of friends. She was predeceased by her husband Thomas, parents George and Catherine Anderson, sister Agnes and brothers Gerald and William. Visitation was held at St. Brendan's Roman Catholic Church, Irishtown on Monday. The funeral service will take place today, Tuesday, May 22nd at 10:30 a.m. at All Hallow's Roman Catholic Church with Monsignor William Boone officiating. Interment to follow at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Townsite. As expressions of sympathy, flowers greatly accepted or donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home.
"Mother We Love You and Want You to Know You're Always in Our Hearts Wherever We Go."

WHEELER, Leo Joseph (Fluffy)
Halfway Point, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mr. Leo (Fluffy) Wheeler announce his passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Sunday, May 20th, 2001 at the age of 81 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving family, his loving and devoted wife, Mary (nee Gallant) of 57 years. Five daughters: Loretta Hickey (Lester) of Halfway Point, Christina Collins (Cecil) of St. John's, Brenda Griffin (Jim) of Irishtown, Jacqueline Rizk (Joe) of Toronto, and Patricia Wheeler of Alberta. Five sons: Tony (Gen) of Halfway Point, Michael (Margie), Freddie all residing at Toronto, Phonse of Halfway Point and Glenn (Angie) of Toronto. Grandchildren: Shawn, Lorelei, Janet, Ronnie, Tanya, Amanda, Eric, Tara, Mark, Danielle, Lorie, Nancy, Trudy, Rebecca, Avelina, Melanie, Michelle, Cody, Chantel and Kelly. Great-grandchildren: Robin, Aliah, Matthew, Lynnette, Christin. Brother: Bernard; sisters: Mildred Chaytor (Cyril), Eva Burke all residing at Halfway Point, and Gerona Donahue of Corner Brook. Sisters-in-law: Alva Wheeler, and Cecilia Wheeler of Halfway Point. He will be also missed by a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends and his special friends from the Wednesday and Friday night card games. He is predeceased by his parents: Thomas and Elizabeth, brothers: Wilfred, Austin, Clayton, Clifford and Harold and sister Edna. Visitation took place at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road, Monday during the hours of 7-9, and Tuesday during the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from Our Lady Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church in Benoit's Cove with Father Buckle officiating. The interment will take place at the church cemetery. Flowers would be appreciated or tributes may be made by making donations to the charity of one's choice. The funeral arrangements are under the direction of Country Haven Funeral Home, phone 634-2500.


Wednesday, May 23, 2001

DEATHS

CHIN, Freeman Roy
Corner Brook, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mr. Freeman Chin announce his sudden passing at his family residence on Monday, May 21st, 2001 at the age of 54 years. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, his wife of 32 years, Cecilia, one daughter, Christine (Andrew Hughes) of Toronto. 3 sons: Christopher (special friend, Trina Skinner and boys Tyler and Thomas) of Corner Brook, Michael (Lavinia), Shawn (special friend Colleen) of Toronto, 4 grandchildren: Gregory, Megan, Brianna, and Riley. His mother, Lois Chin (special friend Hudson King), two brothers: Junior (Juanita), Pasadena, Kenny (Carolyn), Halifax. 3 sisters-in-law: Joanne (Frank), Majalla (Bruce), Vera (Melvin). 3 brothers-in-law: Jackie (Jacqueline), Donnie (Debbie), Bob (Jean). Mother-in-law: Vera. He will be also missed by a large number of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father, George (Yook) Chin, July 1975. Visitation will take place at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road, Tuesday during the hours of 7-9 and Wednesday during the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Thursday at 2 p.m. from Humber United Church on Clarence Street with Rev. Parsons officiating. The interment will take place at Mt. Patricia Cemetery. Tributes may be made by sending flowers or by making donations to the charity of one's choice. The funeral arrangements are under the direction of Country Haven Funeral Home, phone 634-2500.


Thursday, May 24, 2001

DEATHS

LUNDRIGAN, Maxwell Allen
Corner Brook, NF

Max Lundrigan
passed peacefully away at Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2001 after a brief illness at the age of 76 years. Max was predeceased by Edith, his wife, of 51 years, his brother Arthur and his parents William J. and Naomi Lundrigan. He will be sadly missed by his five children: Lenora (George) Van Dusen, Linda, Robert (Peggy), Helen, Bruce (Betty); eleven grandchildren: Allen, Paul, Richard, Gregory, Martin, Leslie-ann, Christopher, Mark, Jeff, Kimberly and Ian; three brothers: Harold (Shirley), Bill and Tom; seven sisters: Eva Jennings, Evelyn (Roy) Brown, Ruby (John) Gullage, Mary (Reg) Finn, Jean (Russ) Wilson, Josie (Bill) Kennedy and Effie (Ralph) Humble; sisters-in-law: Phyllis Pierce, Jane Deering, Ruby Joyce, Ida Lundrigan; brother-in-law Charles Pierce; and a very large circle of nieces, nephews and special friends. Visitation will take place from Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue on Thursday, May 24th from the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, May 25th, at 2:00 p.m. from the Salvation Army Temple, O'Connell Drive, Major Larry Martin officiating, with interment to follow at Mount Patricia Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Gideons.

PAYNE, Beatrice
Cow Head
Feb. 25th, 1918 - May 20th, 2001

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Beatrice Payne announce her passing on Sunday, May 20th, 2001 at her family residence in her 83rd year. She will be sadly missed by her two daughters: Mary (Reg) Moss of Grand Falls-Windsor and Ruth (Guy) Payne of Cow Head. One son Bruce (Lee) Payne of St. Anthony. Her grandchildren: Heide, Joanne, Phillip, Bruce, Matthew, Ryan and John. Her brother Albert (Olga) Barnes. Three brothers-in-law: Norman Payne, Basil (Maxine) Payne and Edwin Kean. Seven sisters-in-law: Caroline Payne, Mildred (Maimie) Warford, Joan (Forward) Hewlin, Margaret (Max) House, Peggy Barnes, Nettie Payne and Alice Payne. Also a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Leslie, brothers, Edgar and Wilfred and parents Wilfred and Mary Barnes. Visitation will take place from the Anglican church in Cow Head today, Wednesday where also funeral services will take place on Thursday with Rev. John Meade officiating. Interment to follow at the family plot. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Street, Deer Lake. "Forever in our Hearts"

JESSO, Stephen John
St. John's, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Stephen John Jesso announce his passing at the Health Science Centre on Thursday, May 17, 2001 at the tender age of 5 years. Stephen attended St. Andrew's Elementary School in St. John's and enjoyed roller blading, biking and playing with his friends in the park. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, his parents Roxanne Duffenais and Stephen Hillier, brothers Colton and Tyson; sisters Shauna and Megan; grandmothers Laura Campbell, Stephenville and Doreen Park, Mobile, NF; several aunts and uncles and a large circle of cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his grandfathers Henry Jesso and Norman Osmond. The family received friends from Fillatre's Funeral Home, 25 Prince Rupert Drive in Stephenville. The funeral took place on Monday, May 21st at 2:00 p.m. from St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church, with Father Jack Malnegro officiating, followed by the interment at Hillside Interfaith Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

DENNIS, John William
Piccadilly

It is with great sadness that the family of the late John William Dennis announce his passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at the age of 60 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Ellen; seven brothers: Charlie (Susanne) of Georgetown, Ontario, Myron (Wendy) of London, Ontario, Alphonsus (Veronica) of Northwest Territories, Junior (Perette) of Toronto, Ontario, Danny (Iris) of Guelph, Ontario, Larry (Sheila) of Kitchener, Ontario, Frank of Kitchener Ontario; four sisters: Betty (Red) Halsell of Texas, Joan McIsaac of Northwest Territories, Laverna (Dale) Arndt of Wisconsin, Phyllis (Mattie) Duffney of Freelton, Ontario and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Gerald and Gertrude Dennis. Friends may call at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Piccadilly on Thursday from 4:00-9:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will take place on Saturday, May 26th at 10:00 a.m. from Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Piccadilly. Burial Service will take place at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Harbour Breton on Sunday, May 27th. As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations to Our Lady of Fatima Parish Memorial Fund, Piccadilly would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville.

City businessman dies after brief illness
Corner Brook
Maxwell Allen Lundrigan
passed away peacefully at Western Memorial Regional Hospital Tuesday after battling a brief illness. He was 76 years old. Mr. Lundrigan was predeceased by Edith, his wife of 51 years, brother Arthur Lundrigan, and his parents, William and Naomi Lundrigan.

Mr. Lundrigan and his brother Arthur Lundrigan started work in the 1940s with their father, William Lundrigan, cutting timber and making lumber. That started a family business that would become the Lundrigan Group of Companies, which spanned car dealerships, construction, building materials, ready-mix concrete products, gypsum, and cement plants.

Mr. Lundrigan retired from active involvement in the family business in 1976, but maintained some involvement with various branches until the company was dissolved in 1992. In his retirement, he operated Hammond Farm in Little Rapids in the 1970s. He was involved with the Salvation Army Temple, playing a number of instruments as a band member. He was also band master for a time.

He was a Town of Corner Brook West councilor before that town became part of what is now Corner Brook. He also gave of his time as a Corner Brook Public School Board member and Amalgamated Regional High School Board chairperson.

He also served nine years as Western Memorial Hospital Corporation chairperson, as well as serving the community in various other capacities.

At a special dedication ceremony to mark the official opening of the West Coast Regional College - now Sir Wilfred Grenfell College - on Oct. 24, 1975, Memorial University of Newfoundland bestowed Mr. Lundrigan with an honorary doctor of laws degree. Mr. Lundrigan leaves to mourn his five children: Lenora (George) van Dusen, Linda, Robert (Peggy), Helen, Bruce (Betty); grandchildren: Allen, Paul, Richard, Gregory, Martin, Leslie-ann, Christopher, Mark, Jeff, Kimberly, and Ian; brothers Harold (Shirley), Bill, and Tom; sisters Eva Jennings, Evelyn (Roy) Brown, Ruby (John) Gullage, Mary (Reg) Finn, Jean (Russ) Wilson, Josie (Bill) Kennedy, and Effie (Ralph) Humble; sisters-in-law: Phyllis Pierce, Jane Deering, Ruby Joyce, Ida Lundrigan; brother-in-law: Charles Pierce; and a very large circle of nieces and nephews and special friends.

Visitation will take place at Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue today from 2-4 p.m. and again at 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place Friday at 2 p.m. from the Salvation Army Temple on O'Connell Drive with interment to follow at Mount Patricia Cemetery.


Friday, May 25, 2001

DEATHS

HOUSE, Carol Roland
Daniel's Harbour
September 30, 1927 - May 22, 2001

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Carl Roland House announce his passing at his residence in Daniel's Harbour on May 22, 2001 in his 73rd year. He leaves to mourn his daughter Penny Lee Biggin; two sisters: Marion Biggin of Glenburnie and Olga Wentzell of Daniel's Harbour; two brothers: Rex (Elsie) House of Daniel's Harbour and Guy (Vera) House of Grand Prairie, Alberta; brothers-in-law: Tommy (Vera) Parsons, Lloyd (Enit) Parsons and Steward (Barbara) Parsons; sisters-in-law: Florence (Harley) House, May (Bert) Keough, Ida (George) Payne, Hilda Hutchings and Marie Parsons. Special friends Aurela and Robert Primrose and family. Also a large circle of nieces, nephews and relatives. He was predeceased by his wife Delilah; parents Freeman and Ada House; sister Olive Wentzell; brothers-in-law: Isaac Biggin, Steadman Wentzell, William Wentzell, Bruce Hutchings, Roland Parsons and Tom Payne, sister-in-law: Winnie Payne. Visitation took place from the Holy Cross Anglican Church in Daniel's Harbour, Wednesday evening and Thursday where also funeral service will take place Friday, May 25th at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Norman Cutler officiating. Interment to follow at the Church Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 North Main Street, Deer Lake.
"Forever In Our Hearts"

MELENDY, Irene (nee Goodyear)
Corner Brook, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Irene Melendy announce her passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook on Thursday, May 24, 2001 at the age of 90 years. Left to mourn, two daughters: Eva Mills (Bernard), Corner Brook, Joan MacDonald (Herbert), Pownal, PEI; three sons: Harold (Bride) and Clyde (Goldie), Corner Brook, Gordon (Darlene), Port Stanley, Ontario; 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; brother Bramwell Goodyear, Lumsden; sisters-in-law: Emma Humphries, St. John's and Hazel Feltham, Northern Arm, and a number of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Maxwell in 1995 and grandson Barry in 1985. The family will be receiving friends at Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 26th at 2:00 p.m. from Humber United Church, Clarence Street with Reverend Clayton Parsons officiating, followed by the interment at Mount Patricia Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Humber United Church Memorial Fund or to a charity of one's choice.

CONNOLLY, Scott Andrew
Corner Brook, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Scott Andrew Connolly announce his passing on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at the age of 18 years. He leaves to mourn, his parents Steve and Lorraine, sister Laura; grandparents Kay and Jim, Angela and Ross, and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 26th at 2:00 p.m. from Most Holy Redeemer Cathedral, Mount Bernard Avenue, Reverend Ed King officiating, followed by the interment at Mount Patricia Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends from Fillatre's Funeral Home, 218 Curling Street on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, no flowers by request; donations may be made to: Scott Connolly Memorial Fund, c/o Markus Karate School, 45 Tudor Street, Corner Brook, NF A2H 6R9 or they can be dropped off at Nf & Labrador Credit Union, Main Street, Corner Brook.


Saturday, May 26, 2001

BIRTH

WHEELER
Jeanette and David are pleased to announce the arrival of their precious baby boy, Blake Paul Shannon Wheeler on April 16, 2001, weighing 7 lb. 10 oz. Proud grandparents are Lloyd & Emma Parsons and Hollis & June Wheeler, also proud first-time uncle is Paul Parsons.

ALLEN
Michael and Tammy are thrilled to announce the arrival of their beautiful baby girl, Michaela Olga, born April 3, 2001, weighing 7 lb. 3 oz., at Western Memorial Regional Hospital. Proud grandparents are Eric and Joyce Allen and Ernie and Frances Hann. Great-grandparents are Robert Allen, John Gillette and Olga Galliott.

ENGAGEMENT

PENNEY - KREUZBURG
Beverley and the late Ronnie Penney are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Terri-Lynn to Georgie Kreuzburg, son of George and Shelia Kreuzburg of Stephenville. Engagement took place May 12th, 2001. Congratulations from family and friends.

WEDDING

CHAULK - PARSONS
The marriage of Carolyn Suzanne, daughter of Hazel and Laurie Chaulk, and Larry James (Jim), son of Joyce and Larry Parsons, all of Corner Brook, took place on December 30, 2000 at The Salvation Army Citadel, Corner Brook. Majors Allan and Loretta Hicks, close friends of the bride, officiated. Heather Chaulk, sister of the bride, was maid of honour and the groom's attendant was Craig Humber, friend of the bride and groom. Ushers were Tony Buckle, uncle of the groom and Gerry Butler, friend of the bride and groom. Nicole and Tasha Butler assisted. Wedding music was provided by vocal soloist Amy Parsons, sister of the groom, and pianist Allison Berkshire, friend of the bride and groom. The reception was held at the Columbus Club with Stephen Lenser as master of ceremonies. Congratulations to Carolyn and Jim who reside in St. John's, NF.

DEATHS

JOHNSON, Oscar W.
Born on January 19, 1913 passed away peacefully at home on May 25, 2001 in his 89th year, after a long battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Ada Johnson (nee Knott), father of three daughters: Faye Johnson, Amanda Gellman and Ann Holosko, and grandfather to five grandchildren: Marc, Adam and Nicole Gellman and Joel and Adrienne Holosko. Also survived by two sisters: Ida Lundrigan and Alma Roberts and predeceased by his father and mother, Olaf G. Johnson of Sweden and Marian Johnson of Newfoundland; his three brothers: Raymond, Herbert and Otto Johnson; and his three sisters: Winnie Johnson, Hilma Courage and Olga White. Oscar was born in Millertown, Newfoundland, moving to Lomond when he was a boy. He worked as a logger as a young man, attended business school in St. John's in the 30's, owned Johnson's Restaurant in the 40's and 50's, and went on to own a number of successful businesses, including Johnson's Amusements. Oscar held Life Membership with the International Association of Lions Clubs. Retiring at age 76 in 1981, he and Ada began wintering in Windsor, Ontario where their daughters lived and where they moved permanently in 1997. Arrangements have been entrusted to Families First Funeral Home & Chapel, with a dedication service at Church of the Ascension (Anglican) and burial at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Windsor. Memorial tributes may be made to the charity of your choice. You may send your online condolences at www.familiesfirst.net


Monday, May 28, 2001

DEATHS

JANES, Terrance Franklyn
Deer Lake, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Terrance Franklyn Janes announce his passing on Friday, May 25th, 2001 at his family residence at the age of 58 years. He will be sadly missed by his family, three brothers: Ross Janes, David (Daphne) Jones and Darryl Jones all of Deer Lake. Two sisters: Marina McRae, Ontario and Roxanne (Wayne) Halfyard, Deer Lake. Brother-in-law: George Feltham, Deer Lake. Nieces: Sharon (Rick) Burden, Reidville, Georgina Feltham, Toronto and nephew Jason Feltham, Deer Lake, as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his mother Viola, step-father Leonard and sisters Margaret Feltham and Brada Tulk. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 10 Clinic Drive, Deer Lake today from the hours of 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 29th at 2:00 p.m. from St. Paul's United Church with Rev. Dr. Tony Newell officiating. Interment to follow at the Church Cemetery, Wight's Road. As expressions of sympathy flowers greatly accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

SIMON, William A.
DeGrau

It is with great sadness that the family of the late William A. Simon announce his passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville on Friday, May 25th, 2001 at the age of 84 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Anastasia and one daughter, Marlene Simon (Richard Rouzes) of DeGrau and two brothers: Philip Simon and Raymond (Alice) Simon, all of DeGrau and one sister, Mildred (Wallace) Cornect of DeGrau and one granddaughter, Trinda Simon; a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his son, Benjamin Simon; his brother, Francis Simon and his sister, Philomena Rouzes. Visitation took place on Sunday, May 27th at Our Lady of the Cape Parish in Cape St. George. Funeral services will take place on Monday, May 28th at 10:30 a.m. from Our Lady of the Cape Parish in Cape St. George with interment in the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Marches Point. Funeral arrangements were under the supervision of Russell's Funeral Home, 39 (ends abruptly here)

DOLAN, Stella (nee Downey)
Age 63

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Stella Dolan (nee Downey) announce her passing at Western Memorial Regional Hospital, Tuesday, May 15, 2001 in her 63rd year. She leaves to mourn with fond and precious memories her husband, Martin, three sons: Terry Dolan, Walter Falle (Sharon), Louis Falle (Eva); four sisters: Geraldine Hayden, Rita (Roger Horton), Leila Murphy (Wayne), Nora Mahoney (Raymond); four brothers: Loyola Downey, Joseph Downey, James Downey (Cecilia), Bernard Downey (Lori), as well as a large circle of nephews, nieces, family and friends. She was predeceased by her brother Kevin Downey, two sisters: Sheila Davis and Linda MacIssac. Visitation was held at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, Codroy Valley, on Thursday, May 17 and Friday, May 18, 2001 from where funeral service was held on Saturday, May 19, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. Interment followed at the Chapel Green Cemetery, Codroy Valley. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Port aux Basques.

BUTLER, Thomas M.
22 Townview Road, Stephenville

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Thomas M. Butler announce his passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook on Saturday, May 26th, 2001 at 12:30 p.m. at the age of 72 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Barbara; one son, Patrick (Brenda) Butler of Gull Pond; two daughters: Ann (Andy) Murphy and Brenda Butler, all of Kippens; three brothers: Peter (Philomena) Butler of Trepassey, Walter Butler and Joseph Butler, both of Biscay Bay; five sisters: Nellie Conway of Renews, Annie Hammond of Torbay, Theresa Flemming of St. John's, Rita Chafe of Vancouver, BC, Stella (Raymond) Walsh of Baie Verte; five grandchildren: Andy, Stephen, Brittaney, Shannon, Crystal and two great-grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Mary Butler and two brothers: John and Leo; four sisters: Hannah Cheeseman, Catherine Ward, Aggie Butler, Susan Foley. Friends may call at Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, May 29th 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 a charity of one's choice would be greatly appreciated.

MAYNARD, Tossie May
Norris Point
March 10th, 1912 - May 27th, 2001

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Tossie May Maynard announce her passing on Sunday, May 27th, 2001 at her family residence in her 89th year. She will be sadly missed by her sons, Tom (Joe), Hayward (Jean) both of Ohio, William (Edna), Cyril (Joyce), Hayward (Wanda) all of Norris Point; her daughters: Hazel Oram (Jim), Frances (Ivan) Pittman both of Norris Point, Gladys (Jim) Hawco of Stephenville and Beatrice (Brian) Bugden of Norris Point; one sister Hazel (Gilbert) Bennett of St. Paul's; her brother Clyde of Brampton, Ontario and one sister-in-law Lucy Hillier of Norris Point, also a large circle of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Daniel in 1984, two daughters Rosie and Mary and three sons Andrew, Arthur and Charlie. Visitation will take place from her family residence in Norris Point today, Monday and Tuesday. Funeral services will take place from the Anglican Church in Norris Point on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow at the family plot. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Street, Deer Lake. "Forever in Our Hearts"


Tuesday, May 29, 2001

DEATHS

PARSONS, Gladys May
Deer Lake
March 23, 1931 - May 27, 2001

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Gladys May Parsons announce her passing on Sunday, May 27th, 2001 at her daughter's residence in her 71st year. She will be sadly missed by her loving daughters: Julie (Bill) Crane, and Lorraine (Danny) Oake both of Deer Lake. Three grandchildren: Angie (Mike) Shand of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Amanda and Amy Oake of Deer Lake. One great-grandchild Kenny Pinksen of Fort McMurray. Also four step grandsons: Rick (Connie) Brian, Rob and Barry. One sister Bessie (Howard) Rowsell of Deer Lake; two brothers: Gerald Newman of Joe Batt's and Pearce (Joan) Newman of Woody Point. Also a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband George Parsons, son Terry and granddaughter Lana Pinksen. Visitation will take place from Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Street, Deer Lake today Monday at 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. from the Anglican Church in Deer Lake with Rev. Barter officiating. Interment to follow at the family plot. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, Deer Lake.
"Forever in our Hearts"

KEATES, Harvey Roland
Deer Lake
April 30th, 1931 - May 27th, 2001

at Western Memorial Regional Hospital in his 70th year. He will be sadly missed by his two brothers: Jack of Toronto and Clevis (Jane) of Deer Lake. His sisters: Beulah Pinksen of Deer Lake, Doreen Keats of Gander, Meta Sharpe, Kay Serrick (Milton) both of Deer Lake, Ina Curlew of Mississauga, Ontario and Patsy Earle (Lawrence) of Deer Lake; 34 nieces and nephews; his aunt Greta Rice of Corner Brook, and uncle Dorman Downton of Embree, NF. Also a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Philipina and Samuel Keates. Visitation will take place from Parsons Funeral Home, 63 Northmain Street today, Tuesday at 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services take place on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from St. Paul's United Church with Rev. Dr. Tony Newell officiating. Interment to follow at the family plot on Wight's Road. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Parsons Funeral Home, Deer Lake.
"Forever in our Hearts"

PATEY, Gary J.
Corner Brook, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Gary Patey announce his passing on Sunday, May 27th, 2001 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital, at the age of 40 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, his loving wife Lana (nee Brake) of fifteen years; his precious daughter Amanda; five brothers: Chesley (Rita), Jerry (Gail) of Corner Brook, Clarence (Lorraine) of Irishtown, Clayton (Leona), Kenneth (Artemis) of Ontario; two sisters: Cassie Brockway (Frank Snook) of Corner Brook, Margaret Hatcher (Gerald Benoit) of New Brunswick. Also leaving to mourn a dear companion to the family Mr. Alex Strickland, mother and father-in-law Jim and Betty Brake. Gary leaves a very large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Garfield, December 5, 1992 and Susanah (Toots) Patey, August 8, 2000, brother Danny 1947 and brother-in-law Albert Hatcher, April 7, 1983. Visitation will take place at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road from the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Tuesday. Funeral services will take place Wednesday 2:00 p.m. from St. John the Evangelist Cathedral, Main Street with the Very Rev. Lorne Gosse officiating. Interment will take place at Mt. Patricia Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers or donations may be made to the Multi Organ Transplant Unit, 339 Windermere Road, London, Ontario N6A 5A5. The funeral arrangements are under the direction of Country Haven Funeral Home, phone 634-2500.


Wednesday, May 30, 2001

DEATHS

BLANCHARD, John
Noel's Pond

It is with great sadness that the family of the late John Blanchard announce his passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville on Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at the age of 66 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Theresa and four sons: Robert of Calgary, Melvin (Ramona) and Don (Vicky), all of Kitchener, Ontario, Paul of Brampton, Ontario; four daughters: Darlene Blanchard (Steve) of Calgary, Jeanie (Leon) AuCoin of Noel's Pond, Jackie (Dean) Puttock of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Patricia Blanchard of Brampton; five brothers: Cornelius (Rita), Mark (Genny), all of Cold Brook, Brian of Stephenville Crossing, Albert (Cynthia), and Danny (Joanne), all of Cold Brook; five sisters: Anne Hibbitts, Joan (Mike) White, Selina (Henry) White, all of Cold Brook, Jean Jesso of Acton, Ontario, Marie (Dave) Barter of Cold Brook and fifteen grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. 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, June 1st at 10:00 a.m. from St. Stephen's Parish, West Street, Stephenville with interment in the Hillside Interfaith Cemetery, Hansen Highway, Stephenville. As expressions of sympathy, flowers accepted or donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

DOUCETTE, Edna
Port au Port West

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Edna Doucette announce her passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville on Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at the age of 89 years. She will be sadly missed by three daughters: Theresa (Winslow) Delouche and Julia (Ted) Neville, all of Port au Port West, Mary (Bob) MacDonald of Deer Lake; six sons: Harold (Therese) Doucette of Clarence Creek, Ontario, Albert Doucette of New Brunswick, Vincent (Edna) Doucette of Ontario, Alphonsus (Monica) Doucette of British Columbia, Stan Doucette of Port au Port West, Jack Doucette of Nova Scotia and two daughters-in-law: Marion Doucette of Port au Port West and Patricia Doucette of Toledo, Ontario; one brother, Herb Martin of Boswarlos; three sisters: Leah Martin of Boswarlos, Molly (Frank) Piercey of Stephenville, Theresa Brown of St. George's and a large circle of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Jeremiah Doucette in 1947 and two sons, Frank Doucette in 1999 and Bernard Doucette in 2000. Friends may call at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Port au Port West on Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place on Friday, June 1st 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, donations to Our lady of Mercy Church Memorial Fund would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville.

WHEELER, Herbert Reginald
Summerside, NF

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Herbert Reginald Wheeler announce his passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at the age of 74 years. He leaves to mourn his wife Roberta (Bobbi); four children: born to Reg and Lorraine: Sherry Wheeler (Michel Lavigne), Calgary, Alberta; Velda Wheeler, Cochrane, Alberta; Jim Wheeler (Mary), Burlington, Ontario; Kelvin Wheeler (Emer), Toronto, Ontario; grandchildren: Amanda, Kenny and Clare; brothers and sisters: Hollis Wheeler (June), Mabel Ellsworth (Aubrey), Jessie Anderson, Ralph Wheeler (Gloria), Ruby House; sister-in-law Edith Wheeler, as well as a very large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his son Kenny, brother Tom and his parents Herbert and Annie Wheeler. The family will be receiving friends from Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue on Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., from where the funeral service will be held on Friday, June 1st at 2:00 p.m., followed by the interment at Mount Patricia Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the Renal Dialysis Unit, c/o Western Memorial Regional Hospital Foundation.

JOHNSON, Oscar W.
JOHNSON, Oscar W
. Born on January 19, 1913 passed away peacefully at home on May 25, 2001 in his 89th year, after a long battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Ada Johnson (nee Knott), father of three daughters: Faye Johnson, Amanda Gellman and Ann Holosko, and grandfather to five grandchildren: Marc, Adam and Nicole Gellman and Joel and Adrienne Holosko. Also survived by two sisters: Ida Lundrigan and Alma Roberts and predeceased by his father and mother, Olaf G. Johnson of Sweden and Marian Johnson of Newfoundland; his three brothers: Raymond, Herbert and Otto Johnson; and his three sisters: Winnie Johnson, Hilma Courage and Olga White. Oscar was born in Millertown, Newfoundland, moving to Lomond when he was a boy. He worked as a logger as a young man, attended business school in St. John's in the 30's, owned Johnson's Restaurant in the 40's and 50's, and went on to own a number of successful businesses, including Johnson's Amusements. Oscar held Life Membership with the International Association of Lions Clubs. Retiring at age 76 in 1981, he and Ada began wintering in Windsor, Ontario where their daughters lived and where they moved permanently in 1997. Arrangements have been entrusted to Families First Funeral Home & Chapel, with a dedication service at Church of the Ascension (Anglican) and burial at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Windsor. Memorial tributes may be made to the charity of your choice. You may send your online condolences at www.familiesfirst.net


Thursday, May 31, 2001

DEATHS

No obituaries as such listed in the today's newspaper but this item appeared on page 2.

Former Star editor dies Kingston, ON - Burnham F. Gill, a former editor with The Western Star, died at his home in Kingston, ON, Sunday, May 26 at the age of 87. Mr. Gill, a Brigus native, was an employee of the Star from 1945-1949 and also worked as a journalist for the Daily News in St. John's. He also enjoyed a career as a radio journalist with CJON.

He was a member of the Newfoundland Ranger Force and later finished up his career as a provincial archivist.

Mr. Gill leaves to mourn Mary (Saunders), his wife of 60 years; daughters Elinor Ratcliffe (Edward) and Rosalind Gill (Peter-Harris Jones); sisters Margaret and Joan Gill, and brothers Leander and Francis.

A memorial service for Mr. Gill will be held at George Street United Church in St. John's June 21 followed by a burial service in Carbonear June 22.

 

 

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