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The Western Star Newspaper
December 2006

 

Friday, December 1, 2006

DEATHS

CORMIER, Martin
Stephenville

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Martin Cormier announce his passing at Western Memorial Regional Hospital, Corner Brook, on Thursday, November 30, 2006 at the age of 68 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Ida, two sons: Calvin (Catherine) Billard of Brampton, Ontario, Clayton (Dinah) Billard of Stephenville, two daughters: Dianne (Eli) Noseworthy of Stephenville, Roxanne Billard of Keswick, Ontario, three brothers: Larry, Terry, Ronald, three sisters: Philomena, Florence, Linda, four grandchildren: Gerard, Andrew, Justin, Nicholas and a large circle of relatives and friends. Friends may call at Russell's Funeral Home, 57 Prince Rupert Drive, Stephenville from 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, December 2nd at 2:00 p.m. at the Zion Pentecostal Church, Carolina Avenue, 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.

FELIX, Jody
Felix Cove

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Jody Felix announce her passing at her residence on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at the age of 30 years. She will be sadly missed by her loving parents, Edward and Stella Felix of Felix Cove, her two poppies, Robert Felix and Michael Doucette, both of Felix Cove and a large circle of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her grandmothers, Laverna Felix and Muriel Doucette. Friends may call at the Maria Regina Parish, Port au Port East on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will take place on Monday, December 4th at 10:00 a.m. at Maria Regina Parish, Port au Port East. Cremation will take place after the Funeral at Russell's Crematorium, Stephenville. As expressions of sympathy, flowers are greatly appreciated or donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of Russell's Funeral Home & Crematorium, Stephenville.

SHEPPARD, Darren John
John's Beach, NL
Corporal, Canadian Rangers

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Darren Sheppard announce his sudden passing on Wednesday, November 29th, 2006 at the age of 41 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife: Patti (nee Wiseman); two sons: Ryan and Alex; two brothers: Raleigh Sheppard (Alice) and Ivan Sheppard; one sister: Helen Park (Derek); sister-in-law: Diane Sheppard (Willie); mother-in-law: Mrs. Edith Wiseman; sisters-in-law: Donna Beales (Doug), Olga Wiseman (Joe), Karen Ogden (Everett), Susan Wiseman (Larry) and Cathy Byrne (Ben); brothers-in-law: Barry Wiseman (Rose) and Donnie Wiseman; as well as a very large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and co-workers. He was predeceased by his parents: John and Elizabeth Sheppard and brother Randy. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 218 Curling Street on Friday, 2-4 and 7-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, 2-4:00 p.m. followed at St. James Anglican Church, Lark Harbour from 7-9:00 p.m. from where the funeral service will be held on Sunday, December 3rd, at 2:00 p.m. Reverend Nellie Thomas officiating. Interment to follow at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador or to the Janeway Children's Hospital. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

LUCAS, Effie
St. George's

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Effie Lucas announce her passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital, Stephenville on Thursday, November 30, 2006 at the age of 58 years. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband, Stanley, one son, Sheldon (Slvana) Lucas of Alberta, one daughter, Zina Lucas (Cecil) of Stephenville Crossing, one brother, Garland (Joyce) Gillingham of Main Brook, five sisters: Irene (George) Heath of St. Anthony, Ella Austin of Goose Bay, Elizabeth Lyall of Goose Bay, Marjorie (Harris) Learning of Paradise River, Winnie (Bill) of Goose Bay, three grandchildren: McKayla, Dylan, Alex and a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Phoebe and George Gillingham, two sisters, Eliza and Ruby. Cremation has taken place at Russell's Crematorium, Stephenville. Friends may call at Russell's Funeral Home, Station Road, Stephenville Crossing on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will take place on Monday, December 4th at 10:00 a.m. at Assumption Parish, Stephenville Crossing with interment in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Brook Street, Stephenville.


Saturday, December 2, 2006

BIRTH

LANGDON, Karley Kim
Announcing the arrival of Karley Kim Langdon, born September 29, 2006 at 2:25 a.m. Weighing 7 lb. 4 oz. Proud parents, Brittany Langdon and Scott Reid.

WAY
Sherry and Carlson are proud to announce the early arrival of their precious little boy, Ethan Carlson Henry, born at The Janeway Hospital, St. John's, on October 29, 2006 at 4:14 p.m. weighing 4 lb. 14 oz. Proud grandparents are Fred and Maxine Blackler and the late Henry and Mary Way. Also proud are great-grandparents Pat and Nora Curtis and Ethel Blackler-Pike.

HAWKINS
Laurie, Chris and big brother Owen are delighted to announce the arrival of the newest member of their family. Samuel George was born on September 2, 2006, weighing 8 lb. 3½ oz. Proud grandparents are Sharon & Phil Gallant and Sylvia & Harvey Hawkins. Sam is also welcomed by all his aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.


Monday, December 4, 2006

DEATH

GUSHUE, Donald Francis "Donnie"
Corner Brook, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Donnie Gushue announce his passing on Friday, December 1st, 2006 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook at the age of 46 years. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife of 24 years Denise (nee Neil); four precious children: Jeremy (Crystal Anstey), Jessica (Chad LeDrew), Kristen, Brittany (Richard English); parents: Donald and Mary Gushue; sisters: Carolyn (Terry) Payne, Sueann (Douglas) Pelley, Peggy Dicks, Katie Colbourne, Kim (Malcolm) Moyles, Brenda (David) Parsons; parents-in-law: Harrison “June” and Viola Neil; sisters-in-law: Lorie (Raymond) Norman, June (Glen) White; brothers-in-law: Darrell (Callie) Neil, Sean (Addelle) Neil. As well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his brother-in-law Jerrett Dicks. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue on Sunday and Monday from the hours of 2-4 & 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 5th at 10:30 AM from All Hallows Roman Catholic Church, Humber Road with Father Edwin Gale officiating. Cremation to follow at Humber Valley Crematorium. As expressions of sympathy flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, Western Memorial Regional Hospital. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca


Tuesday, December 5, 2006

DEATH

WILLIAMS, Samuel
York Harbour, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Samuel Williams announce his sudden passing on Sunday, December 3rd, 2006 at his family residence in York Harbour at the age of 65 years. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife of 40 years Ruby; two sons: David (Lara) and Jason (Cathy) all of Ontario; one granddaughter Jordan; sisters and brothers: Loretta (Bazil) Luck, Minnesota; Martha Weaver, Minnesota; Rennie (Alice) Williams, Ontario, Hilda Tucker, Ontario, Gower (Leta) Williams, Blaketown, Blanche Budgell, Fox Trap and Guy Williams, Ontario; sisters-in-law: Ena Butler, Ontario, Dora Endicott, Ontario, June (Harold) Osmond, Pilley's Island, Irene (Ron) Simmonds, York Harbour, Marguerite (Dave) Whyatt, York Harbour and Deloris Childs, York Harbour. As well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Pearl and George Williams, brother Wallace Williams, brothers-in-law Clyde Childs, Russell Childs, Jim Tucker, Allan Butler and Robert Endicott. The family will be receiving friends from St. James' Anglican Church, Lark Harbour on Tuesday from the hours of 7-9 PM and Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 PM from where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 7th at 2:00 PM with Rev. Nellie Thomas officiating. Interment to follow at the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. James' Anglican Church Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, 218 Curling Street. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca


Wednesday, December 6, 2006

DEATHS

OGDEN, Mary Elizabeth
Piccadilly

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mary Elizabeth Ogden announce her passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital, Stephenville on Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at the age of 39 years. She will be sadly missed by her parents, Arthur and Mary Ogden of Felix Cove, foster parents, Randy and Majella LaCosta of Piccadilly and two step-brothers: Chad and Jason and three brothers: John, Bernie, Ricky and eight sisters: Winnie, Angela, Joanne, Verna, Carolyn, Mary, Annette, Traci and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her brother, Billy and sister, Marie. Friends may call at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Piccadilly on Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will take place on Friday, December 8th at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Piccadilly 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, Stephenville.

BLANCHARD, Garland Calvin "Junior"
Gilliams, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Junior Blanchard announce his sudden passing on Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 at his family residence in Gilliams at the age of 53 years. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his loving and devoted mother Ada Blanchard (nee House) with whom he resided for 53 years. Brothers: Irvin “Joe” (Janet), Lloyd (Wanda), Alvin (Cathy) and Baxter (Mary). Sisters: Patsy (Hubert) Blanchard, Doreen (Jerome) Bennett and Darlene (David) Ruth, his special dog Misty. As well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father Garland Blanchard. Friends may visit St. James' Anglican Church, Gilliams beginning Wednesday at 6:00 PM from where the funeral service will be held on Friday, December 8th at 2:00 PM with Rev. Malcolm Palmer officiating. Interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Meadows. As expressions of sympathy flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to St. James' Anglican Church Memorial Fund, Gilliams. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

BRETT, Lucy Jane
Corner Brook, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Lucy Jane Brett announce her passing on Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 at the O'Connell Centre in Corner Brook at the age of 86 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her brother Al (Ferne) Dove, Corner Brook, special nephew Glenn (Vera) Dove, Corner Brook; brothers-in-law: Harvey Brett and Wilson (Brenda) Brett all of Campbellton; sisters-in-law: Mildred (Jack) Brenson, Loon Bay and Minnie Brett, Campbellton; niece Diane (Don) Coffey, Gander. As well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Lloyde Brett, 2005; mother Lily Dove, father Jonathan Dove, sisters Josie Greene and Elsie Dove, brothers Clarence and Colin Dove, and brother-in-law Scott Brett. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue on Wednesday from the hours of 2-4 & 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 7th at 10:30 AM from the Salvation Army Citadel with Majors Cassie and Robert Kean officiating. Interment to follow at Mount Patricia Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the Alzheimer Association of NL. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca


Thursday, December 7, 2006

BRETT, Lucy Jane
Corner Brook, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Lucy Jane Brett announce her passing on Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 at the O'Connell Centre in Corner Brook at the age of 86 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her brother Al (Ferne) Dove, Corner Brook, special nephew Glenn (Vera) Dove, Corner Brook; brothers-in-law: Harvey Brett and Wilson (Brenda) Brett all of Campbellton; sisters-in-law: Mildred (Jack) Brenson, Loon Bay and Minnie Brett, Campbellton; niece Diane (Don) Coffey, Gander. As well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Lloyd Brett, 2005; mother Lily Dove, father Jonathan Dove, sisters Josie Greene and Elsie Dove, brothers Clarence and Colin Dove, and brother-in-law Scott Brett. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue on Wednesday from the hours of 2-4 & 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 7th at 10:30 AM from the Salvation Army Citadel with Majors Cassie and Robert Kean officiating. Interment to follow at Mount Patricia Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the Alzheimer Association of NL. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

BLANCHARD, Garland Calvin "Junior"
Gilliams, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Junior Blanchard announce his sudden passing on Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 at his family residence in Gilliams at the age of 53 years. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his loving and devoted mother Ada Blanchard (nee House) with whom he resided for 53 years. Brothers: Irvin “Joe” (Janet), Lloyd (Wanda), Alvin (Cathy) and Baxter (Mary). Sisters: Patsy (Hubert) Blanchard, Doreen (Jerome) Bennett and Darlene (David) Ruth, his special dog Misty. As well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father Garland Blanchard. Friends may visit St. James' Anglican Church, Gilliams beginning Wednesday at 6:00 PM from where the funeral service will be held on Friday, December 8th at 2:00 PM with Rev. Malcolm Palmer officiating. Interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Meadows. As expressions of sympathy flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to St. James' Anglican Church Memorial Fund, Gilliams. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca


Friday, December 8, 2006

DEATHS

CROCKER, Marie S.
Halifax

Passed away at her home on Sunday, December 3, 2006. Born in Robinsons, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Llewellyn and Elizabeth (Chaffey) Shears. She is survived by son, Dr. John Crocker and wife Frances, Halifax; daughter, Norma Hase, Birmingham, Ala.; sister, Mary Greening, Toronto; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Marie was predeceased by her husband, John; daughters, Elizabeth Anne Beckett and Isabella Holden; as well as two brothers and four sisters. Cremation has taken place and a private memorial service will be held at a later date. E-mail condolences to: snowfh@alderwoods.com

MORRIS, Alfreda Doloris
Stephenville Crossing, NL
February 28, 1930 - December 5, 2006

Passed peacefully away in the presence of her family at Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook on Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 in her 76th year. She leaves to mourn her husband of 55 years, Maxwell; three sons: Dwight (Brenda), Stephenville Crossing, David (Donna), Labrador City, Scott (fiancée Donna Burdick), West Virginia; grandchildren: Brad, Bridget, Jonathan, Kelly; brother George Banfield, Florida; sister Betty Banfield, Vancouver; along with a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was predeceased by parents Roy and Grace Banfield; sister Sylvia; brother Lester and granddaughter Heather. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 7 West Street, Stephenville Crossing on Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will take place at All Saints Anglican Church in Stephenville Crossing on Friday, December 8th at 2:00 p.m. Reverend Karen Laldin officiating. Interment will follow at the Anglican Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers are graciously accepted or donations may be made to the All Saints Anglican Church Memorial Fund. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made by visiting our website www.fillatre.ca

BUGDEN, Ivy Marie (Nee Young)
Norris Point
November 29th, 1936 - December 6th, 2006

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Ivy Marie Bugden announce her passing on Wednesday, December 6th, 2006 at the Bonne Bay Health Centre, in her 70th year. She will be sadly missed by her five children: Doreen Tucker (Bob Roberts) of Rocky Harbour, Gary (Donna) of Norris Point, Keith (Shirley) of Fort McMurray, Boyd (Kylie) of Brooklin, Ontario and Faron of Norris Point; her grandchildren: Jamie Tucker (Vicki-Rae), Tammy Bugden, Renee Bugden (Rob Sample), Scott Bugden, Natasha Bugden, Christopher Bugden and Melinda Tucker; her great grandchildren: Dylen Tucker, Cole Bugden, Mason Sample and Megan Sample; her brother Hector Young (Stella), her sisters-in-law: Mrs. Stella Young, Betty Grandy (Reg), Millie Earle (Clyde), Geraldine Williams (Reg), Bertha Patey; her brothers-in-law: Chester Wheeler, Claude Bugden (Claire), Gerald Bugden (Vivian) and numerous other relatives and friends. Ivy was predeceased by her parents: George and Elizabeth Young, her husband Martin Bugden Jr., her brother William Young, sister Stella Wheeler, her son-in-law John Tucker, grandson Robert Tucker, and her brother-in-law Fred Bugden. The family will be receiving family and friends from the Church of the Good Shepherd in Norris Point. Where also the funeral service will take place from on Sunday, December 10th, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. John Olsson officiating with the interment to follow at the family plot of the church cemetery in Norris Point. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and/or the Memorial Fund from the Church of the Good Shepherd. The funeral arrangements are under the direction of Parsons Funeral Home, 63 North Main Street, Deer Lake, NL.
"Forever In Our Hearts"

MARCHE-LACOSTA, Eunice B.
Kippens

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Eunice B. Marche-LaCosta announce her passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital, Corner Brook on Wednesday, December 6th, 2006 at the age of 93 years. She will be sadly missed by six sons: Hughie (Catherine "Babe") Marche of Campbell's Creek, Pearce Marche of Port au Port, Francis Marche of Kippens, Vince (Elizabeth) Marche of London, Ontario, Herman (Ellie) Marche of London, Ontario, Alphonsus (Alice) Marche of London, Ontario, seven daughters: Betty Carville of Kippens, Marie Griswald of Connecticut, USA, Jean (Leonard) Young of Kippens, Robina (Bob) Spencer of Mississauga, Ontario, Myrtle (Art) Anstey of London, Ontario, Gloria (Keith) Power of London, Ontario, Bonnie Parker of London, Ontario, one sister: Bertina McIsaac of Port au Port, 68 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her first husband, Mike Marche and her second husband, Stan LaCosta, two sons, Joey Marche, Llyle Marche, daughter, Marguerite LeBlanc. Friends may call at Russell's Funeral Home, 57 Prince Rupert Drive, Stephenville on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will take place on Monday, December 11th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Stephen's Parish, West Street, Stephenville. Cremation will take place after the Funeral Service. Interment will take place in the spring at Roman Catholic Cemetery in Campbell's Creek. As expressions of sympathy, flowers accepted or donations to a charity of one's choice would be greatly appreciated.

RYAN, Mary Josephine
Corner Brook, NL
Nov. 7, 1916 - Dec. 7, 2006

Passed peacefully away on Thursday, December 7th, 2006 Mary Ryan at the Interfaith Home in Corner Brook at the age of 90 years. She was predeceased by her husband John P. Ryan, July 27th, 1988; parents: John and Mary Billings, four sisters and two brothers. Leaving to mourn are nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation will take place from Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Marks Avenue on Friday, 2-4 and 7-9:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 9th at 10:30 A.M. from the Cathedral of The Most Holy Redeemer, Mt. Bernard Avenue. Fr. Edwin Gale officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Patricia Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the charity of ones choice. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca


Saturday, December 9, 2006

WEDDING

POOLE / ANTLE
Norman and Agatha Poole of Corner Brook are pleased to announce the wedding of their daughter Sarah Laura to Shannon Robert, son of Brian Wight and Claudine Antle of Meadows. The ceremony took place July 28th at Sacred Heart Church with Father Hynes officiating. The maid of honor was Suzanne Marks, and the bridesmaids were Kelly Allen and Lee-Ann Kolenski. The best man was John Wight, and the groomsmen were Billy Joe Jesso and Norman Poole. The flower girl was Katherine Allen and the junior groomsman was Andrew Antle, son of the bride and groom. A reception was held at Jennifer's Restaurant. Best wishes for a lifetime of love and happiness from family and friends.

ATKINSON & SWEENEY
Announcing the marriage of Helen Atkinson, daughter of Ena and Ted of Pasadena to Michael Sweeney, son of Marion and Mike of Corner Brook. Their fall wedding took place on October 14th, 2006 at Humber Valley Resort, celebrated with children Terri-Lyn Kennedy, Brandon & Taylor Sweeney & many family & friends.


Monday, December 11, 2006

DEATHS

SCHADE, Günter (Malermeister)
Tucker's Cove, Cow Head, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Günter Schade announce his passing in Corner Brook on Monday, December 4, 2006 at the age of 70 years. He will be sadly missed by his compagne de vie, Jeanne D'arc Pineault, two sons: Jan (Judy) Schade of Penetanguishine, Ontario, Jõrn (Devi) Schade of Bronte, Ontario, three stepchildren: Christian Roy, Marie-Claude Roy (Nicolas), Sebastien Roy (Marie-Claude), all of Quebec, three sisters: Guertrud (Peter) Brade of Sõrup, Germany, Anneliese (Günter) Kelting of Aalbaek, Denmark, Margret (Constantine) Hügel of Loptin, Germany, seven grandchildren: Maija, Dylan, April, Alycia, Maya-Kim, Joliane, Charlie Ann. He will also be sadly missed by his wonder dog, Garge and a large circle of relatives and friends. Cremation took place at Russell's Crematorium, Stephenville. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Amnesty International would be greatly appreciated.
Ein gúter Trink in Freúd und Leid. Das gõnne ich Dir zü jeder zeit.
Tschuess and Gute Nacht

TUCKER, Joseph Edward
Stephenville

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Joseph Edward Tucker announce his passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital, Stephenville on Saturday, December 9, 2006 at the age of 83 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Myrtle and two sons: Gary (Theresa) Tucker of Stephenville, Joey Tucker of New Brunswick; three daughters: Joy (Walter) Brake of Kippens, Lottie (Ken) Bull of St. Anthony Bight, Beverley Tucker of Richmond Hill, ON; six brothers: Budd, Chris, Herb, Gord, Edward, Bob; nine sisters: Lottie, Gloria, Pearl, Gladys, Dawn, Joan, Joyce, Berdina, Anne; four grandchildren: Christa, Christopher, Aaron, Adrian; two great-grandchildren: Jamie and Jasmine; and his dog Lucy. He was predeceased by his sister, Effie, and grandson, Andrew Tucker. Friends may call at Russell's Funeral Home, 57 Prince Rupert Drive, Stephenville, on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place on Tuesday, December 12th at 2:00 p.m. at the Zion Pentecostal Church, Carolina Avenue, Stephenville with interment in the Salvation Army Section, Hillside Interfaith Cemetery, Hansen Highway, Stephenville.

WEBB, Pius
Corner Brook, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Pius Webb announces his passing on Sunday, December 10, 2006 at the age of 87 years.  He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, his step-son: Carl (Susan) Alyward of Pasadena; brother: Charley (Ruby) of Corner Brook; sister: Barbara Campbell of British Columbia; as well as nieces, nephews, and friends.  He was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Alice Webb; brothers: Brendan, Ron, Jack, and Dick; sisters: Bridget and Mary Joe.  Visitation will be held at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road on Monday, December 11, 2006 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm.  The funeral service will take place at Country Haven Chapel on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 10:30 am with Father Hynes officiating.  Interment at Mount Patricia Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, flowers will be gratefully accepted or donations may be made to a charity of your choice.  The family guestbook can be signed or donations made by visiting our website at www.country-haven.ca

HERRITT, (Haddy) Harold
30-A Gordon Crescent, Stephenville

It is with great sadness that the family of the late (Haddy) Harold Herritt announce his passing at his residence on Saturday, December 9, 2006 at the age of 63 years. He will be sadly missed by his common-law wife, Alice Hynes and one son, Lloyd Hynes of Stephenville, one daughter, Stacey Hynes of Stephenville and four brothers: Arthur Herritt of Kippens, George (Ursula) Herritt of Kippens, Gerard (Christina) Herritt of Stephenville, Lloyd Herritt (Margaret Dominey) of Stephenville, five sisters: Joan (Willie) Barry of Stephenville, Claudia (Austin) Foss of Brampton, Ontario, Glenda (Owen) Duffy of Ontario, Lorraine Hoskins of Port au Port, Eddy Hammer of Oklahoma, USA and a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Harold and Ethel Herritt. Cremation has taken place at Russell's Crematorium, Stephenville. Funeral Service will take place at Russell's Funeral Home Chapel, 39 Queen Street, Stephenville on Tuesday, December 12th at 2:00 p.m. with Father Anthony officiating. Interment will take place at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, West Street, Stephenville. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

STRONG, Elizabeth (Beth) (nee Verge)
Passed peacefully away at the Agnes Pratt Home on Sunday, December 10th, 2006, Elizabeth Strong formerly of Corner Brook. Predeceased by her husband Magistrate Howard Strong (1976), sister Pauline Howell (2006), special friend and companion Aaron King (2003). Leaving to mourn son Carl (Ella), Mt. Pearl; daughter Jackie LeGrow (Wade), Bauline; precious grandchildren: Heather and Laura Strong, Colin and Todd LeGrow; also leaving to mourn sister Vivian Moores (Massachusetts); cousins: Elizabeth Scammell Reynolds, John, Bill, George and Wallace Cobb, Florence Randell and Sarah Reid; also other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Elizabeth was born in Fogo, grew up in Curling, retired assistant Chief Electoral Officer with the Provincial Government and served many years on the executive of the Provincial Synchronized Swimming Association. Particular thanks to the Agnes Pratt Home Southview Staff for exceptional care and many years of support to the family. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road from 7-9 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in Beth's memory may be made to the Agnes Pratt Home Foundation or a charity of one's choice. To send a message of condolence or sign the memorial guest book, you may visit www.carnells.com


Tuesday, December 12, 2006

DEATHS

LEWIS, Sybil
Passed peacefully away on December 8, 2006, Sybil Lewis (nee Loder) of Llanelli, South Wales, Great Britain, formerly of Thoroughfare, Random Island, NL, in her 90th year. Predeceased in 1999 by husband Idris. Leaving to mourn with loving memories two sons: Keith (Elizabeth) in England and Clive (Marged) in South Wales; three grandchildren: Helen, Richard and Owen. Lovingly remembered by sister Marion Davis of Deer Lake, NL; sister-in-law Ruby Loder of St. John's; nieces, cousins and friends. Funeral will take place from the Methodist Bethesda Chapel In llangenech, Llanelli.

BLANCHARD, William Francis
Shallop Cove, NL
July 14, 1926 - December 9, 2006

Passed peacefully away on Saturday, December 9th, 2006 William Blanchard at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville at the age of 80 years. Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 43 years Hilda (nee Balsom), four daughters: Karen (Ronal), Mississauga, Ont; Theresa (Brent), Oromocto, NB; Stella (Shawn), Oromocto, NB and Vivian (Sheldon), Burlington; two sons: Dwayne (Corena), Stephenville and Adrian (Pam), Mississauga, Ont; two brothers: Raymond (Monnie), Shallop Cove and Kevin (Mary), Shallop Cove and ten grandchildren. As well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Louis and Ester Blanchard and sister Bernadette Kehoe. Friends may visit St. Joseph Parish, St. George's on Tuesday from the hours of 2-9 PM from where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 13th at 10:30 AM with Father Gerard Patry and Father Maurice O'Quinn officiating. Interment to follow at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Shallop Cove. As expressions of sympathy flowers graciously accepted. Funeral arrangement entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Stephenville Crossing. The family guest book may be signed through our website www.fillatre.ca

DECKER, Greta Mary
September 2, 1928 - December 10, 2006
Rocky Harbour, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Greta Mary Decker announce her sudden passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Sunday, December 10th, 2006 in her 78th year. She will be sadly missed by her loving children: Eric (Marie) Decker of Deer Lake, Will (Marie) Decker of Rocky Harbour, Jim (Lindsay) Decker of Brampton, Ontario, Lily (Steadman Payne) of St. Pauls, Marie Decker of Rocky Harbour, Heddly (Nedia) Decker of Lab City, Ernest (Lynn) Decker, John (Roxanne) Decker, both of Rocky Harbour and Emmanuel Jr. (Nicolle) Decker of Fort McMurray, Alberta; her 22 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; her 2 sisters: Mrs. Barbara Snow of Rocky Harbour and Rose (Stan Kennedy) of Woody Point. Greta was predeceased by her husband Emmanuel Sr. Decker, and her brother-in-law Leonard Snow. The family will be receiving family and friends today, Tuesday, December 12th, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., and on Wednesday December 13th, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. from St. Matthews Anglican Church in Rocky Harbour from where the funeral service will take place on Thursday, December 14th, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with Canon John Olsson officiating with the interment to follow at the church cemetery in Rocky Harbour. The funeral arrangements are are under the direction of Parsons Funeral Home, 63 North Main Street, Deer Lake.
"Forever In Our Hearts"

CARTER, Millicent
Corner Brook

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Millicent Carter announces her passing at Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Monday, December 11, 2006 at the age of 82 years.  She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, her son, Selwyn (Wanda) of Noel, NS; sister, Doreen Brien of Carbonear; sister-in-law, Evelyn Parrott of Corner Brook; and a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  She was predeceased by her husband, Vincent (1963); parents:  Ida & Lewis Parrott; sister, Elizabeth Bradshaw and brother, Winston Parrott.  Visitation will be held at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, December 13, 2006 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will take place on Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at All Saint's Anglican Church with Rev. Derek Thomas officiating.  Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.  The family guestbook can be signed or donations made by visiting our website at www.country-haven.ca


Wednesday, December 13, 2006

DEATHS

MARSHALL, Olive
Went peacefully home to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Saturday, December 9, 2006. Predeceased by her loving husband Hunter and her daughter-in-law Brenda. Lovingly remembered and missed by: sons: Donald & May, and Bob & Diane Powell (Corner Brook NL); granddaughters Natasha & Clarence (Corner Brook NL) and Nicole & Leon (Grand Prairie AB); great-grandchildren Brenda and Marshall (Grand Prairie AB); special niece Phyllis DeGrace and family; and many other relatives and friends. Special thanks to Bendale Acres 6th floor staff. Resting at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Ave. (4 lights north of Hwy. 7), Markham (905) 305-8508. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13th. The Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 14th at Good Shepherd Community Church, 390 Bamburgh Circle (east off Warden Ave., south of Steeles Ave.) Scarborough, with a reception to follow. Private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Olive's memory to Good Shepherd Community Church or a charity of your choice.

NIPPARD, Cecil Eric
Stephenville

We wish to announce the passing of Mr. Cecil E. Nippard on December 12th, 2006, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer at Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital, Stephenville at the age of 71 years. Dad was a plumber in the area, was well known for his demeanor, and his way of turning a phrase. He was also recognized for his use of some unique Newfoundland words. The terms "firk" and "Scroup" will live on!!! Dad loved life but he especially loved his family! He considered his wife, children and grandchildren as his greatest assets. Dad loved a good meal, a good laugh, and a good game of Yahtzee! Dad leaves behind a large circle of friends. In particular, we would  like to thank and recognize Mr. Eric Collins. Dad worked for Eric but he was much more than an employer. Eric was a friend in the truest sense of the word and he looked forward to his visits. Thanks are extended to all of the church groups who so fervently prayed for Dad's health over the last months. Thank you especially to Pastor Shawn and Pastor Mary Bowers who were there by his side until the end. Your presence and prayer comforted him! He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Sarah Elizabeth, three sons: Eric (Sandra) of Stephenville, Richard (Jackie) of Stephenville, Howard (Joanne) of Halifax, Nova Scotia, five daughters: Wanda (Steve) Metcalf of Whitby, Ontario, Paula (Louis) Meaney of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Carolyn (Don) Conron of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Susanne Nippard and special friend, Tina of St. John's, Annette Nippard of Halifax, Nova Scotia, three brothers: Alec (Doreen) Nippard of Scarborough, Ontario, Garfield (Ettie) Nippard of Ajax, Ontario, Wilfred (Edith) Nippard of Embree, NL, one sister, Meta (Ronald) Barnett of Appalacia, Virginia, USA, 13 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. He will also be sadly missed by his in-laws, the Mercer families & his mother-in-law, Mrs. Winnie Mercer and a large number of nieces, nephews, friends and his very special cat, Buster. He was predeceased by his daughter, Paulette Michelle Nippard, his parents, Hubert and Mary Nippard, one brother, Roland Nippard. Friends may call at Russell's Funeral Home, 57 Prince Rupert Drive, Stephenville on Thursday and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Saturday, December 16th, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Zion Pentecostal Church, Carolina Avenue, Stephenville with interment in the Hillside Interfaith Cemetery, Hansen Highway, Stephenville. As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

CROCKER, Paul Lemuel
Age 50

It is with broken hearts that Paul's family announce his passing on December 11, 2006, in Saint John Regional Hospital, succumbing to injuries received earlier in the day in an industrial accident. He was born in Corner Brook, N.L., where his loving parents, Jim and Ruby Crocker, still reside. He is survived by his only love and wife of 27 years, Heather; his beloved children, Alex and Alana, all of Dartmouth. He also leaves to mourn sister, Denise (Kaj) Hedin and their children Caroline and James of Calgary; brother, Brian (May) Crocker and their son Shawn of Ghana; and sister, Vicki of Corner Brook, as well as Heather's family, Calvin and Ruby Chaffey and Barbara and Mark Jackson of Edmonton. Paul was a highly skilled diesel mechanic, leaving Newfoundland in 1977 to work in Edmonton. He and Heather returned east in 1981 where by 1985 he became a co-owner of the former Provincial Diesel Repair in Burnside. He worked long and hard to build the successful business which was sold in 1997. His reputation as a mechanic and mentor was widely known. Never one to sit idle, he became self-employed and worked mainly for Waterworks Construction, recently accepting the new challenge of becoming a licensed crane operator. Besides being a devoted family man, Paul's other main passion in life was scuba diving. He spent many happy hours in the water with his diving buddies, preferring the high tech world of wreck diving off our coast. He was a wonderful son, brother, husband, and father and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Capable, dependable, a rock to lean on and to learn from, that was our Paul. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. There will be no visitation by family request. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, December 15, in Atlantic Funeral Home Chapel with a reception to follow. Private family interment will take place at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations in Paul's memory to a charity of choice would be appreciated. On-line condolences are available by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


Thursday, December 14, 2006

No announcements in today's edition of The Western Star.


Friday, December 15, 2006

DEATHS

GILLEY, Ruben Alexander
February 12th, 1925 - December 13th, 2006
Deer Lake

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Ruben Alexander Gilley announce his passing on Wednesday, December 13th, 2006 at Western Memorial Regional Hospital, Corner Brook, at the age of 81 years. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his children: Ruben Gilley Jr. (Sandra), Deer Lake, Norman Gilley (Debbie), Toronto, Georgina White (Clifford), Toronto, Fred Gilley, Toronto, Darren Gilley, Toronto; step-children: Gloria and Stanley Burton; adopted daughter Sandra Osmond (Pasco), Hampton; 19 grandchildren; brothers: Stephen (Evelyn), Woodrow (Sheila); sisters-in-law: Florence and Theresa; brothers-in-law: Roy Corbin and Clarence Regular, as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his brothers: John and Jim; sisters: Margaret and Marina and common law companion Joan Brake. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 10 Clinic Drive, Friday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 16th at 11:00 a.m. from St. Michael's & All Angels Anglican Church, Deer Lake, with Rev. John Meade officiating. Interment to follow at the Deer Lake Interdenominational Cemetery, Wight's Road. As expressions of sympathy, flowers are graciously accepted. To sign the family guest book or make a memorial donation visit our website www.fillatre.ca

MURRIN, William
Lark Harbour, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late William Murrin announces his passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at the age of 78 years.  He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, sons:  Roy (Maryann), Art (Freda) and Woodrow (Judy) all of Fort Nelson , BC and Barry of Lark Harbour; 8 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; special friends:  Marie Park and Ed & Madgalene Coombs; special niece, Carol Rice (Boyd); and a large number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  He was predeceased by his wife, Mary; parents:  James and Annie Murrin; 6 brothers and 1 sister.  Visitation will be held at St. James Anglican Church, Lark Harbour on Friday,  December 15, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, December 16, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. from where the funeral will take place on Sunday, December 17, 2006 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Nellie Thomas officiating.  Interment in the church cemetery.  Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Country Haven Funeral Home, 634-2500.  The family guestbook can be signed or donations made by visiting our website at www.country-haven.ca


Saturday, December 16, 2006

DEATHS

PAYNE, Mary Ann (Annie) (Nee Norris)
July 10th, 1928 - December 14th, 2006
Rocky Harbour, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mary Ann (Annie) Payne announce her sudden passing at the Palliative Care Unit of the Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Thursday, December 14th, 2006 in her 78th year. Annie will be sadly missed by her loving and devoted husband Allan, married for 58 years; her daughter Leona (Hughie); her son Roy (Mary); sisters: Rita Hobbs, Alma Bowers; brothers: Eric Norris (Bertha), Obediah Norris (Violet), George Norris (Winnie) and Max Norris (Pearl); brother-in-law Calvin Payne (Virginia); sisters-in-law: Lizzy Payne (Alonzo), Florence Payne, Mary Norris and Dulcie Payne; Annie's grandchildren: Alan (Maxine), Angie (Cory), Shawn, Andy, Chris, Gregory, Craig and Herman; great-grandchildren: Jack, Rhys, Spencer and Kayla. Annie was predeceased by her infant sons: John and Harrison. The family will be receiving family and friends, today Saturday, December 16th, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Where also the funeral service will take place from on Monday, December 18th, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with Canon John Olsson officiating with the interment to follow at the church cemetery in Rocky Harbour. The funeral arrangements are under the direction of Parsons Funeral Home, 63 North Main Street, Deer Lake, NL.
"Forever In Our Hearts"

WHITE, Sidney
Corner Brook, NL
(Formerly of Trout River)
Forestry Scotland  1940 - 1945

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Sidney White announces his passing on Thursday, December 14, 2006 at the age of 86 years.  He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, sons:  Clifton (Marie) of Grand Prairie, AB, Allister (Gail) and Glen all of Corner Brook; brother, Amos (Eileen) of Corner Brook; sister, Aletha Toope (Arthur) of Corner Brook; 4 grandchildren; and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  He was predeceased by his wife, Geraldine (1973); son, Kevin (1967); parents, Adam & Mariah (Doll) White; and brothers:  Stanley & Lindsey.  Visitation will be held at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road on Saturday, December 16, 2006 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, December 17, 2006 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will take place on Monday, December 18, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at  Country Haven Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment in United Church Cemetery, Petries Street.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the V.O.N. or the Palliative Care Unit, Western Memorial Regional Hospital.  The family guestbook can be signed or donations made by visiting our website at www.country-haven.ca

WISEMAN, Gerald J.
Oct 25, 1931 - Dec 6, 2006
Gerald Wiseman
passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at his home in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 75 years.  He will be greatly missed by his wife Dennie, son John, daughter-in-law Nancy and his grandchildren; Caleigh and John-Will. Also his brothers Joseph and wife Olga (Lark Harbour, Newfoundland), Gerard and wife Cathy (Ontario), John and wife Judy (Ontario), Michael (Wawa, Ontario). Sisters; Francis and husband Bill (St. John's), Anne (St. John's), Carmel (Halifax, Nova Scotia), Marie and husband Tom (Corner Brook) and sister-in-law Marie (Chatham, Ontario). He was predeceased by his parents John - Will and Emma and by his brothers Sam and Gene. Gerald was formerly from Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Many friends and family were touched by Gerald's kind heart and giving spirit.  The Wiseman family would like to thank the Palliative Home Care Team for their compassion and support.  A Memorial Service was held at First Memorial Funeral Services, Calgary, Alberta on Monday, December 11, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. In Lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society.

ENGAGEMENT

HAMMOND / FRENCH
Keith and Tammy Hammond formerly of Stephenville, now living in BC are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Brian to Vanessa, daughter of Majors Stephen and Millicent French of Mission, BC. Brian is the grandson of Raymond and Gladys Payne of Stephenville and the late Derek and Evelyn Hammond. Engagement took place on November 13, 2006 in Burnaby BC. A wedding is planned for August 2007.

BIRTH

QUIGLEY
Chris and Wendy are pleased to announce the safe and happy arrival of their beautiful 8 lb 4 oz. baby boy, Clark Thomas on October 26, 2006. Little Clark is warmly welcomed by proud and grateful grandparents, Tom and Martha Hackett and Bill and Gen Quigley. Congratulations and best wishes also come from great-grandmothers Cecilia Gallant and Alice Martin and from all the Hackett and Quigley aunts, uncles and cousins.

JACKSON
Janet, Mike and Murphy are excited to announce the birth of their first child Emily Mary on October 14th, 2006 weighing in at 5 lb. 8 oz. Proud grandparents are Tony and Gen Wheeler of Halfway point and Jim and Gladys Jackson of Corner Brook. Emily is the great-granddaughter of Mary Wheeler of Halfway Point. Special thanks to the Obstetrical Staff of Western Memorial Hospital for their outstanding care.

TARGETT / KENNEDY
Yvette Targett & Derek Kennedy are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their son, Cody Derek Allan Kennedy born on October 31, 2006, weighing 8 lb. 5½ oz. at W.M.R.H. Proud grandmother is Phoebe Kennedy and he is being watched over from heaven by his grandparents Ron & Joan Targett & Cliff Kennedy. Cody received a special welcome by his 2 brothers Tyler & Shane, the family cat, Cardi and all of his aunts, uncles and cousins. Special thanks go out to Dr. Hamann and Roxane, Dr. Hema, Dr. Pat Raj and all of the nurses on O.B.S., especially Peggy and Krista. Also to Dr. Chaulk & his staff and Paula Matchim for all of her knowledge and support. We love you, Cody.


Monday, December 18, 2006

DEATHS

ROBERTSON, Malcolm (Mac)
Pasadena, NL

Died peacefully at Western Memorial Regional Hospital on December 17th, 2006 in his 62nd year. Leaving to mourn his brother David (Gisele), Ottawa, niece, Sherilyn, Ottawa. He also leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories the family he made his own, Malcolm Turner (Cynthia), Fraser, Heather and Graeme, to whom he was, and will always be “Uncle Mac” and a large circle of friends, including those in the Scottish Heritage Society. He was predeceased by his parents James (1994) and Rosalind (2004) Robertson, sister Jeannette (1938). Friends may visit at St. David's Anglican Church in Pasadena, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 19th. Cremation has already taken place. The funeral service will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20th from St. David's Anglican Church, the Rev. Roberta Woodman officiating. Interment to follow in the Anglican Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Malcolm's memory to the Junior Ski Development Program of the Pasadena Ski Club (of which he was a founding member). The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

O'KEEFE, Florence
Corner Brook, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Florence O'Keefe announces her passing at the Palliative Care Unit, Western Memorial Regional Hospital, on Sunday, December 17, 2006 on her 80th birthday.  She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, her children:  Linda Erickson (Ray) of Virginia, Minn., Gerry O'Keefe (Elaine Vincent) of Corner Brook, Dianne AuCoin (Lenny) of Corner Brook, Sheila Crewe (Gary) of Fredericton, NB, Brian O'Keefe (Maxine) of Corner Brook, Maureen O'Keefe (Paul Barnes) of Steady Brook, Bill O'Keefe of Toronto, ON, and Carol Ann O'Keefe of Pasadena; grandchildren:  Ray, Brian, Tracy, Ed, Joan, Dana, Denise, Tara, Dan, Katie, Brian, Gerald, Lori, Heather, Erin, and Riley; 10 great grandchildren; sister, Eileen Wickie of Mitchell, ON and a large circle of other relatives and friends.  She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald (Feb. 1974).  Visitation will be held at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road on Monday, December 18, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. from Most Holy Redeemer Parish.  Interment at Mount Patricia Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Western Memorial Regional Hospital Foundation or Most Holy Redeemer Parish.  The family guestbook can be signed or donations made by visiting our website at www.country-haven.ca

PENNEY, Richard (John)
Corner Brook, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Richard Penney announces his passing on Saturday, December 16, 2006 at the age of 87 years.  He leaves to mourn his sister, Elizabeth Shirley Pushie of Nova Scotia; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Visitation will be held at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon followed by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m.  Interment in the family plot.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.  The family guestbook can be signed or donations made by visiting our website at www.country-haven.ca

KLEVORICK, Alan
Corner Brook, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Alan Klevorik announces his passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Saturday, December 17, 2006 at the age of 68 years.  He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, his wife, Ruth; sons:  Marshall (Jackie) of Ontario, Philip (Stella) of Las Vegas, Randy (Diane) of Corner Brook, Tony (Carolyn) of Corner Brook, and Sean (Karen) of Dartmouth; grandchildren:  Joshua, Michael, Charlotte, Mark, and Madison; sister, Susanne of New York; brothers-in-law:  Gordon Andrews (Bertha) of St. John's and Roy Andrews (Clara) of Ontario; special nephew, Bill Andrews (Joan) of Corner Brook; and a number of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  Cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be held at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  Interment at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the S.P.C.A., Box 876, Corner Brook, NL   A2H 6H6.  The family guestbook can be signed or donations made by visiting our website at www.country-haven.ca

LAING, Ronald
Dec. 14th, 1945 - Dec. 16th, 2006
51 High Street, Deer Lake, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Ronald Laing announce his sudden passing at the W.M.R. Hospital on Saturday, December 16th, 2006 in Corner Brook, at the age of 61 years. Ronald will be sadly missed by his wife of 33 years, Glora nee Caines. His children: Brian of Deer Lake, Keith (Sarrah) of Kingston, ON, and Charmane of Corner Brook. His 6 sisters: Christine (Lawrence Roberts) of Deer Lake, Irene (Cliff Reid) of Reidville, Myra (Thomas Barker) of Deer Lake, Marion (Ken Hoddinott) of Corner Brook, Doreen (Paul Blouin) of Ontario, and Janet (Sam Butt) of Deer Lake. His mother-in-law Mrs. Edna Caines of Buchans, his sisters and brothers-in-law and many other relatives and friends. Ronald was predeceased by his Parents: Ron and Margaret Laing, and his father-in-law Newman Caines. The family is receiving family and friends today, Monday, December 18th, 2006 at Parsons Funeral Home, 63 North Main Street, Deer Lake from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and also on Tuesday morning from 10-12. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, December 19th, 2006 at 2 p.m. from the Salvation Army Church in Deer Lake with Capts Terry and Bonnie Hopkins officiating. Interment to follow at the church cemetery on Wights Road, Deer Lake. The funeral arrangements are under the direction of Parsons Funeral Home, 63 North Main Street, Deer Lake.
"Forever in our Hearts"


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

DEATHS

SWYERS, Vina May
October 17th, 1920 - December 17th, 2006

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Vina May Swyers announce her passing on Sunday, December 17th, 2006 at the Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre, Stephenville Crossing at the age of 86 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her 3 daughters: Olivera Rubia, Stephenville Crossing, Marie (Tom) McDonald and Vivian (Louis) White, Stephenville; 5 sons: Terry Swyers, Greg (Marguerite) Swyers, Wayne (Tammy) Swyers, Stephenville Crossing, Ricky (Carolyn) Swyers, St. George's and James (Kathy) Swyers, St. John, NB; 21 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren, as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Martin Swyers and son Ronald Swyers. Friends may Visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, Stephenville Crossing on Monday 2-4 & 7-9 PM and Tuesday from 10-12 Noon. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 19th at 2:00 PM from the Roman Catholic Church of the Assumption with Father Gerard Patry officiating. Interment to follow at the Roman Catholic Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

GOODYEAR, Mary Jean
Deer Lake, NL
August 7th, 1914 - December 18th, 2006

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mary Jean Goodyear announce her passing on Monday, December 18th, 2006 at the Dr. J.I. O'Connell Centre in Corner Brook at the age of 92 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her children: Merrill (Mona), Deer Lake, Major Ronald (Maisie), Port Hope, Ontario, Elaine (Bill) Janes, Deer Lake, Elizabeth Goodyear, Halifax. 14 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren, brother-in-law Chesley (Joyce) Goodyear, Montana, sisters-in-law: Beatrice Tuetch, Verna Goodyear, Louise (Eddy) Bedard all of Ontario and Florence Jensen, Victoria, BC, special cousins: Kie and John Gullage, Corner Brook and Elaine Coates, Ontario. As well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband George, 1998, mother Helen Gullage, step father Isaac Gullage, brother Clayton, special aunt Jessie Gullage and special cousin George Gullage. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 10 Clinic Drive, Deer Lake on Tuesday and Wednesday from the hours of 2-4 & 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 21st at 2:00 PM from The Salvation Army Citadel with Captains Terry & Bonnie Hopkins officiating. Interment to follow at the Salvation Army Cemetery, High Street. As expressions of sympathy flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to the Salvation Army Club GIGGLE. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

ROBERTSON, Malcolm (Mac)
Pasadena, NL

Died peacefully at Western Memorial Regional Hospital on December 17th, 2006 in his 62nd year. Leaving to mourn his brother David (Gisele), Ottawa, niece, Sherilyn, Ottawa. He also leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories the family he made his own, Malcolm Turner (Cynthia), Fraser, Heather and Graeme, to whom he was, and will always be "Uncle Mac" and a large circle of friends, including those in the Scottish Heritage Society. He was predeceased by his parents James (1994) and Rosalind (2004) Robertson, sister Jeannette (1938). Friends may visit at St. David's Anglican Church in Pasadena, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 19th. Cremation has already taken place. The funeral service will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20th from St. David's Anglican Church, the Rev. Roberta Woodman officiating. Interment to follow in the Anglican Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Malcolm's memory to the Junior Ski Development Program of the Pasadena Ski Club (of which he was a founding member). The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

RIDGELEY, Stephen Patrick
Lourdes

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Stephen Patrick Ridgeley announce his passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital on Sunday, December 17th, 2006 at the age of 80 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Gladys, five sons: Ted (Hazel) of Lourdes, Joseph (Barb), Byron (Francine) all of St. John's, Faron (Nicole) of Noel's Pond and Pat Jr. (Alana) of North West Territories. Five daughters: Doris (Jerry) O'Gorman and Karen (Edward) Murray, all of Lourdes, Cathy (Tony) Ryan of St. John's, Brenda Ridgeley of British Columbia and Victoria (Jason) Benoit of West Bay. He will also be sadly missed by three sisters: Theresa (Allan) LeCoure of Lourdes, Marie Skelhome and Bride Timms, both of Halifax, Nova Scotia, 23 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. Visitation will take place at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Lourdes on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 from where funeral service will take place on Wednesday, December 20th, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. with interment in the Three Rock Cove Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of Russell's Funeral Home in Stephenville.


Wednesday, December 20, 2006

DEATH

BURSEY, Pastor Raymond
Clarke's Beach

Passed peacefully away at Carbonear General Hospital on Monday, December 18, 2006, of Clarke's Beach, aged 94 years. Predeceased by parents Albert and Beatrice (Hodinott) Bursey, 1st wife Florrie Bursey (nee Gillette), sisters Mathilda (Joe) Budgell, Dulcie (Willis) Clarke, Cathleen Bursey, brother Ford (Louise). Leaving to mourn wife Hazel, sons: Austin (Gay), Melvin (Marie); daughters: Marie (Kenneth) Parsons, Violet (James) Well; sisters: Ruby (Philip) Wells, Myrtle (George) Hodinott; brother: Chesley (Maude); sister-in-law Rose Wellman; 18 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Resting at Pentecostal Tabernacle, Clarke's Beach. Visitation Tuesday: 12 noon- 9 p.m.; Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Thursday: 9 a.m. - 12 noon. Funeral Service to take place on Thursday, December 21, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. from Pentecostal Tabernacle, Clarke's Beach. Interment in the Pentecostal Cemetery, Clarke's Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Bible Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Moore's Funeral Home, Clarke's Beach.


Thursday, December 21, 2006

BARTER II, Alexander
Stephenville
(Formerly of Cold Brook)

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Alexander Barter II announce his passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital, Stephenville on Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at the age of 67 years. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Stella and two sons: Quentin Barter (Dale Doucette) of Stephenville, Alexander Barter of Red Deer, Alberta, one daughter, Roxanne Gallant (Donald Winsor) of Red Deer, Alberta, two brothers: Dave (Marie) Barter of Cold Brook, Leonard (Delores) Barter of Stephenville, three sisters: Blanche (Wayne) Alexander of Cold Brook, Eileen Barter of Syracuse, Betty (Red) Stark of Michigan, one grandson, Riley Gallant of Red Deer, Alberta and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Alexander I and Josephine Barter, sister, Patsy Barter. Friends may call at Russell's Funeral Home, 57 Prince Rupert Drive, Stephenville on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will take place on Friday, December 22nd at 10:00 a.m. at St. Stephen's Parish, West Street, Stephenville. Cremation will take place after the funeral at Russell's Crematorium. Interment will take place on Saturday, December 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at the Hillside Interfaith Cemetery, Hansen Highway, Stephenville.

MAJOR, Alma Viola
Norris Point, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Alma Viola Major announce her passing on Wednesday, December 20th, 2006 at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook at the age of 81 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her husband of 59 years Wallace Major, resident of the 5th floor WMR Hospital, 4 sons: Victor (Georgie), Norris Point, Lloyd (Joyce), Placentia, Tom (Christine), Alberta and Cleo (Sandra), Alberta; 4 daughters: Mary (Fred) Harding, Corner Brook, Majors Linda (Wilson) Janes, Campbellton, Ella (Grant) Payne, Pasadena and Cynthia (Warren) Roberts, Alberta. 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, sisters: Marjorie Cooper, Rita Rideout, Olga Payne, Ruby (Mitt) Goosney and Isabelle (George) Major, special niece Lucy Hillier, sisters and brothers-in-law: Biney (Joe) Casey, Annie Hartshorn, Marie Young, Willis (Elaine) Major, Jim (Loretta) Major, Terry (Muriel) Major and Audrey (Darren) Fortune. As well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Friends may visit the Church of the Good Shepherd, Norris Point on Thursday at 2:00 PM from where the funeral service will take place on Saturday, December 23rd at 2:00 PM with Rev. Canon John Olsson officiating. Interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy flowers graciously accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangement entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Corner Brook. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

AUCOIN, Corceney
Kippens

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Corceney Aucoin announce her passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital, Corner Brook on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at the age of 89 years. She will be sadly missed by four sons: Garfield (Harriet) of Stephenville, Brendan (Mary) of Grand Falls-Windsor, Douglas (Glenda) of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Clifton (Bridget) of Kippens, two daughters: Cecella (Walter) Johnson of Turkey Creek, Louisiana, Hilda (Tony) Gaultois of Stephenville, 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, William Aucoin. Friends may call at Russell's Funeral Home, 57 Prince Rupert Drive, Stephenville on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. Funeral Service will take place on Friday, December 22nd at 2:00 p.m. at St. Stephen's Parish, West Street, Stephenville. Cremation will take place after the funeral service at Russell's Crematorium. Interment will take place on Saturday, December 23rd at 11:15 a.m. at the Hillside Interfaith Cemetery, Hansen Highway, Stephenville. As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, Mass cards only by request would be greatly appreciated.


Friday, December 22, 2006

DEATH

WITZ, Esmeralda Rita
DeGrau, Cape St. George

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Esmeralda Rita Witz announce her passing at the Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre, Stephenville Crossing on Thursday, December 21, 2006 at the age of 54 years. She will be sadly missed by her two sons: Michael Davis of Toronto, Sammy Davis of Germany, one daughter, Astred Aponte of Germany. She will be sadly missed by her mother, Elizabeth Rozes of Stephenville, eight brothers: Gerard LeMoine of Vancouver, BC, Walter LeMoine Jr. of DeGrau, Cape St. George, Warren LeMoine of Ontario, Sean LeMoine, Melvin LeMoine, both of Cambridge, Ontario, Myron LeMoine of Vancouver, BC, Donald LeMoine of Stephenville Crossing, Paul LeMoine of Mississauga, Ontario; six sisters: Mary Miller of Stephenville Crossing, Lorraine Wray of Bellville, Ontario, Roseanne LeMoine of Cambridge, Ontario, Suzanne LeMoine of Stephenville, Pearl LeMoine of Hong Kong, Philomena LeMoine of Ontario and a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her father, Walter LeMoine Sr. and her sister, Christina LeMoine. Friends may call at Our Lady of the Cape Parish, Cape St. George on Friday from 5-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, December 23rd at 2:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Cape Parish, Cape St. George with Father Edmund Camacho officiating. Interment will take place at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Marches Point. As expressions of sympathy, flowers would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of Russell's Funeral Home, Stephenville.


Saturday, December 23, 2006

DEATHS

BOLT, Hubert Gabriel
Sept. 17, 1916 - Dec. 21, 2006

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Hubert Bolt announce his passing on Thursday, December 21st, 2006, at Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 90 years. He leaves to mourn, with fond and loving memories, his wife of 65 years, Jessie. Six daughters, Anita (George) Kean, Mississauga ON, Maude (Jim) Walsh Nova Scotia, Verna (Edgar) Burton Corner Brook, Janet (Dave) Hutchings Saint John NB, Bonnie (Blake) Crawford Saint John NB, Betty (Paul) Stratton Corner Brook: one son Alex (Cathy) Corner Brook; 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his grand daughter, Maxine, and great grandson Justin. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home in Curling on Friday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 - 12:00 noon. Funeral services will take place on Saturday December 23rd at 2:00 p.m. from St. Mary's Anglican Church in Curling, Rev. John Hounsel-Drover officiating. Internment will take place at Mount Patricia Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to a charity of ones choice. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

LAVERS, Mildred Lucy
Corner Brook, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mildred Lavers announces her passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Friday, December 22, 2006 at the age of 71 years.  She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, children:  Bonnie (Derrick) Cluett, Nina (Paul) Butt, Frances (Terry), Joey (Gloria) Lavers, Michelle (Robert) Reid, Allan (Brenda), and John and Monty Wheeler; grandchildren:  Christa, Melinda, Mindy, Tiffany, Meghan and Justin; great grandchildren:  Tamia, Kalynn, RaeAnne, Farrah; brothers and sisters:  Chris (Marg) Kennedy; Frances (Bill), Betty (Ray), Patsy (Joe), Corrine (Vern), Nora (Cyril), Angie (Ray), Madonna (Leo), Bud (Ina), Leo (Ann) and Andy; sister-in-law, Evelyn; and a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Lavers; grand daughter, Catherine Lillian Butt; parents:  Mose and Lucy Kennedy, and brothers:  Jack & Pat Kennedy.  Visitation will be held at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at 1 1 :30 a.m. at Most Holy Redeemer with Father Gale officiating.  Interment at Mount Patricia Cemetery.  Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the Shriner's.  The family guestbook can be signed or donations made by visiting our website at www.country-haven.ca

MULLINS, Lucy
Cox's Cove, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Lucy Mullins announces her passing at the O'Connell Centre on Friday, December 22, 2006 at the age of 79 years.  She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, her children:  Delphine (Dermot), Willie (Diane), Gus (Sandy), Lena (Tim), Emily (Don), Silas (Sherry), Roseletta (Arch), Olive (Jose) and Rachel (Lloyd); twenty-three grandchildren; twenty-six great grandchildren; brothers, Johnny and Ronald; sister, Maggie; and a large number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  She was predeceased by her husband, Albert; sons:  Steven and James Robert; daughters:  Catherine and Rose Marie; granddaughter, Marion, grandson, Augustus Junior; parents:  James and Emily Jane Park; brothers:  Roland and Ralph; and sister, Laura.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at St. Nicholas Anglican Church, Cox's Cove from where the funeral service will take place on Sunday, December 24, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Joan Coles officiating.  Interment in the church cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wellness Foundation.  The family guestbook can be signed or donations made by visiting our website at www.country-haven.ca

BIRTHS

COLLINS
Robert, Shelley & big brother Nicholas are announcing the safe arrival of Alexander Eugene Scott on August 26, 2006, weighing 7 lb. 4 oz. Grandparents are Grace & Garland Parsons & Ann Collins. Special thanks to Dr. Hema, Dr. Gingrich, Alva & the staff at WMRH.

PIKE
It's a girl!!!!
Cheryl and Jamie Pike of Corner Brook are pleased to announce the birth of their new baby, Lauren Ava Pike was born at Western Memorial Hospital on October 13, 2006, weighing 9 lb. 8 oz. Proud grandparents are Herb and Carolann Snooks and Fern and the late Harold Pike Jr. Lauren is surrounded by a large circle of family and friends including Uncle Grant, Uncle Jon and Auntie's Erin, Julia and Uncle Jeff. Many thanks are extended to Dr. Hema and all the obstetrical nurses, especially Alva, for your kindness during our stay.
We love you Lauren!!

KEATS
Troy and Trena (Larkin) are thrilled to announce the arrival of their first child, a beautiful baby girl, Alyssa Paige. She was born at 10:53 a.m. on November 19th, 2006, weighing 8 lb. 11 oz. Casey, her canine sister, is excited to have her in the family. Welcoming Alyssa are proud grandparents Ken and Hilda Keats and first time grandparents Howard and Gladys Larkin of Deer Lake. Baby Alyssa is also lovingly welcomed by her cousin Riley, Uncle David, Aunt Tracy and Uncle Keith, Uncle Shawn and Aunt Lesa, Aunt Amanda and Uncle Shawn and a large circle of family and friends. Mommy and Daddy would like to thank family and friends for their kindness, gifts and support.

SHARPE
Jonathan and Lorilee Sharpe announce the birth of Daniel Jon; October 29th, 2006, weighing 9 lb. 4 oz. Proud grandparents are Jerry and Loretta Sharpe, Corner Brook and Julia Oxley, Barrington, NL. Special thanks Dr.'s Ennis and Hema.

ENGAGEMENT

WHYATT / CHIASSON
Dave and Marguerite Whyatt of York Harbour, NL are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Melanie to Alex Chiasson, son of Leo Chiasson and Lynn McDonald of Athabasca, Alberta. Engagement took place on December 12, 2006. Congratulations come from all family and friends.

NORMORE / SNOW
Corner Brook was the scene of a beautiful wedding on August 12, 2006, when Stephanie Normore, daughter of Mike & Shirley and Paul Snow, son of Pastors Terry & Catherine, gave their hearts completely to each other. Maid of Honor was Angela Rogers, Best Man was Mike Snow. Bridesmaids were Melanie Normore, Chantel Galliott, Holly Durost, Crystal Snow. Groomsmen were Jon Rogers, Jon Pittman, Grant Lethbridge, Jody Hill. Flower girl was niece of bride, Jadyn Normore. Ring bearers were nephews of bride, Michael Normore & Gabrian Rogers. Mr. & Mrs. Snow are now residing in Mount Pearl where Paul is a pilot with PAL & Stephanie is attending Memorial University in her last year of Business. Best wishes from family & friends.

STAPLES-PAYNE / RAMIREZ-HUGHES
The marriage of Deborah Danielle Staples-Payne and Kolya Edward Ramirez-Hughes took place on July 15, 2006 at the Strawberry Hill Resort with Bishop Percy Coffin and Reverend Monica Coffin officiating. Spiritual scriptures were read by Bonita Costello, stepsister of the bride and Janice Dwyer, cousin of the bride. Maid of Honor was Sandy Cahil, friend of the bride and groom. Bridesmaids were Lesley-Ann Staples, sister of the bride, Erica Parsons and Brandy Jesty, friends of the bride. Best man was Sasha Ramirez-Hughes, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Danny Ford, Mike Galway, friends of the bride and groom and Gareth Schofield, cousin of the bride. Flower girl was Alexandra Michael, little friend of the bride. Master of Ceremonies was Keith Piercey, friend and neighbour of the Staples-Payne family. Ceremony and reception music was performed by Lloyd Bartlett, the Nostalgia Group and Reid's Disco. Dee-Dee and Kolya would like to express their thanks and gratitude to family and friends who shared in the joy of their marriage celebrations and especially to those who travelled from Labrador, Quebec, Ontario and England to be with them on their special day. Dee-Dee and Kolya currently reside in Smith Falls, Ontario.


Monday, December 25, 2006 and Tuesday, December 26, 2006

In observance of Christmas Day and Boxing Day, The Western Star will not publish Monday, Dec. 25, or Tuesday, Dec. 26, and all offices will be closed. Publication will resume and offices reopen on Wednesday, Dec. 27.


Wednesday, December 27, 2006

DEATHS

O'BRYAN, Donald Joseph
Corner Brook, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Donald O'Bryan announces his passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at the age of 79 years.  He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, his wife of 57 years, Cecilia; children: Patricia Piercey (Robert), Gary O'Bryan (Cheryl), Terry O'Bryan (Sharon), Donna Ruth (Edward), Marion O'Bryan (Mark Jones), Laura Sweeney (Rick Rondeau), Darren O'Bryan (Teena), and Darrell O'Bryan (Laurie Ann); grandchildren: Ken, Paula, Shannon, Terra, Maisie, Krista, Lisa, Eric, Edward, Brandon, Taylor, Emily, Evan, and Kaitlyn; great-grandchildren: Claire, Madison, and Jada; brother: Albert; sister-in-law: Shirley; and a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  He was predeceased by his infant son Wayne and infant daughter Doreen; parents: Daniel and Catherine; as well as 4 sisters and 11 brothers.  Visitation will be held at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Thursday, December 28, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will take place on Friday, December 29, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. at Most Holy Redeemer with Father Gale officiating.  Interment at Mount Patricia Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy in lieu flowers and or donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.  The family guestbook can be signed or donations made by visiting our website at www.country-haven.ca

MCCORMACK, Margaret Mary (Joy)
Port au Port East

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Margaret Mary (Joy) McCormack announce her passing at the Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre, Stephenville Crossing on Monday, December 26, 2006 at the age of 86 years. She will be sadly missed by three sons: Patrick Joseph McCormack of Port au Port East, NL, James Edward (Dale) McCormack of Appleton, NL, Charles Basil (Susan) McCormack of Gander, NL, five daughters: Mary McCormack of Truro, Nova Scotia, Joy (John) Butala of Calgary, Alberta, Kathleen Ann McCormack of St. John's, NL, Georgina (Tom) Humphries of Kaslo, British Columbia, Ann (Kevin) Aylward of St. John's, NL and two sisters: Elizabeth (the late Bert) Snook of Stephenville, NL, Ann (the late Bill) Morrison of Bowie, Maryland, USA, three sisters-in-law: Helen Nolan, Margaret Furey, Patricia Davis, eleven grandchildren: John, Charles, Carter, Keenan, Robert Renouf, Kelly, Morgan, Mackenzie, Elliot, Mark, Katie and a large circle of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, George Patrick McCormack, one son, John Gerard McCormack. Friends may call at the Maria Regina Parish, Port au Port East on Wednesday, December 27th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, December 28th at 10:00 a.m. at the Maria Regina Parish, Port au Port East with Interment in the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Port au Port East. Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of Russell's Funeral Home, Stephenville.

SEYMORE, William Lorne
Passed away suddenly at his home in Caledon, on December 22, 2006 in his 71st year; beloved husband of Daphne; loving father of Shelley Ralph (Dennis), Rodney (Natasha) and Bradley (Chastity); cherished grandfather (Pop) of Rachelle, Justin, Allen, Tyler, Cole, Dylan, Nicole, Samantha, Celena, and Cedella. Lorne also leaves behind his brother Leonard, sisters Charlotte Budgell, Edith Chaulk all of Newfoundland and Sadie Sharr of New York. Lorne will also be sadly missed by his sister and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home & Chapel 21 First St. Orangeville (519-941-1392) on Thursday December 28, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will take place in the Chapel on Friday at 11:00 a.m. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, The Lung Association and or The Liver Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted in memory of Lorne in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 9th, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. (Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com)


Thursday, December 28, 2006

DEATHS

WHEELER, Maxwell Herbert
Summerside, NL
November 1st, 1920 - December 27th, 2006
86 Years

Passed peacefully away at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital, Palliative Care Unit on Wednesday, December 27th, 2006 with his loving family at his bedside, Maxwell Herbert Wheeler, loving husband and devoted friend of 65 years to Violet (nee Murphy), children: Maxine (Alvin) Loder, Sherman (Rosiland) of Summerside, Douglas (Patsy), Fort McMurray, Alb., Jocelyn Hamelin, Peers, Alb., Audrey Charron (Steve), Earl Gray, SK., grandchildren: Peggy, Craig, Paul, Kim, David, Mark, Dale, Adrian, Cathy, Nicole, Sheri, Nadine, Christopher, Ryan, Grant, Veronica and Andrew, special friend Albert Janes and a large number of great-grandchildren, brother Frank, sisters: Augustus Ruth and Jean Kendell, sisters and brothers-in-law: John (Norma) Murphy, Jim (Theresa) Murphy, Earl (Laura) Murphy, Gladys (Lemual) Sheppard, Lottie (Randy) Janes, Ruby Harrison, Lew Ruth, Onea Wheeler and Elsie Wheeler, daughters-in-law: Ruby Wheeler Norman and Karen (Andy) Loder. As well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Myra and John, sons Utley and Brian, brothers Murdock, Percy, Horace and Albert, sister Dorothy. Friends may visit St. Paul's Anglican Church, Summerside on Thursday from the hours of 2-4 & 7-9 PM from where the funeral service will be held on Friday, December 29th at 2:00 PM with Rev. Malcolm Palmer officiating. Interment to follow at the Church Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to St. Paul's Anglican Church Memorial Fund or to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue, Corner Brook. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

WISCOMBE, Alice Jeanette Smith (Nee Wells)
Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital surrounded by her devoted family on December 27th, 2006 at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by her parents Thomas and Mae Wells, brother Fred Wells, step brothers Jack and Greg Bouzanne, first husband Clyde Smith and step brothers-in-law Alvin and Sam Wiscombe. Leaving to mourn her loving husband, Charlie, children Cindy (Bob) Hillier, Randy (Dianne) Smith, Ric (Lynn) Smith, grandchildren Brent, Kirk, Vickie, Caroline, Andrew, Jennifer, Suzanne, step - children Glenn (Lindsay) Wiscombe, Joyce (Clarence) Myers, David and Albert (Helen) Wiscombe, step - grandchildren Allison, Laurette, Kathy, Teresita, Basil, Colin, April, Jordan, and Charlie. Brother-in-law Bill (Pat) Wiscombe, sisters-in-law Thelma and Ida Wiscombe, sisters Marion (Ed) Newhook, Ruth Rankin, Mary Bartlett, Lillian Aszmus and step sister Vera Bouzanne, also a large circle of nieces, nephews and friends. At Alice's wishes cremation has taken place. Visitation to take place from Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue on Thursday, December 28th, 2006 from 10 AM - 9 PM. Funeral service to take place on Friday, December 29th, 2006 at 1 PM from Church of the Ascension, 58 Smallwood Drive, Mt. Pearl. Interment to follow at Avondale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully appreciated by the family to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Church of the Ascension Building Fund. Please visit www.barretts.ca to sign the online memorial guest book.
"Forever in our Hearts"


Friday, December 29, 2006

DEATHS

DARRIGAN, Lillian May (nee Earle)
Gillams, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Lillian May Darrigan announces her peaceful passing at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 95 years.  She was born to Arthur & Lillian Earle , originally from Trinity Bay, NL on February 16, 1911 in New Waterford, Nova Scotia.  She lived life fully.  She loved her church, family, fellowship and friends, going to meetings, traveling, enjoyed making her own homemade bread, stoking the wood stove and a good feed of fish and potatoes.  She was predeceased by her husband, Maurice Clayton, who passed away in 1996; her sisters:  Beatrice (Javis) Higgins and Doris (John) Wells; brothers:  William (Elizabeth) Earle, Arthur (Diamond) Earle, and Bert Earle; her son, Arthur Darrigan; and her grand daughter, Judy (Morgan) Simms.  She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, her sister, Rita (Thomas – deceased) Perry; brother, Jack (Hazel) Earl; sons:  Bert (Gertie), Jim (Virginia) and Verdun (Lillian) all residing in Gillams, NL; grandchildren:  Nancy (Ray) Leerentveld, Caledon, ON; Danny (Elona) Darrigan, Montreal, PQ; Dwayne Darrigan, ON; Dale Darrigan, ON; Dean (Tina) Darrigan, ON; Dierdre (Gerry) Atkinson, ON; Lisa (Barry) Wheeler, Summerside, NL; Ellen (Chris) Sheppard, Corner Brook, NL; and Amanda Darrigan, Corner Brook, NL; eight great-grandchildren; as well as her many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Many thanks to the kind hearts of the staff of Western Memorial Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit.  The family will be receiving friends at Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Road on Friday, December 29, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, December 30, 2006 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon.  The funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2006 at Country Haven Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m.  Interment at Batstone's Road Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, the Church or a charity of one's choice.  The family guestbook can be signed or donations made by visiting our website at www.country-haven.ca

OXFORD, Roy David
Corner Brook, NL
Sept. 4th, 1928 - Dec. 28th, 2006

Passed peacefully away with family by his side on Thursday, December 28th, 2006, Roy David Oxford at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital at the age of 78 years. Predeceased by his loving wife Katie (nee Piercey), parents Abram John and Marion Oxford, brothers Edison, Leslie (Chuck) and Basil, sisters-in-law Maisie and Annie, brothers-in-law George, Royd, Floyd and John, nephews Norval, Allan and Dennis. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his son David (Claudette), daughters: Kathy (Greg McHugh) and Nancy (Darren White), grandchildren: Ingrid (Ryan), Andrew (Jennifer), Phillip, Stephen, David, Adam, Leah, Rebecca, Matthew and Thomas, 1 great-grandson Joshua, brother Norval (Mabel), sisters: Pearl (George), Marion (Bill), Millicent, Joyce (Butch) and Irene, sisters-in-law: Mary and Myra, brothers-in-law: Charles (Dorothy), Roderick (Betty) and Jimmy (Carolyn). As well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, old friends and care givers of the 5th floor, Western Memorial Regional Hospital. Cremation has taken place at Humber Valley Crematorium. Friends may visit Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Avenue on Friday from the hours of 2-4 & 7-9 PM. The memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 30th at 11:00 AM from the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist with the Very Rev. Michael Rice and Arch Bishop Stewart Payne officiating. Interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Townsite. As expressions of sympathy family flowers only, donations may be made to the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Maintenance Fund, the Western Memorial Regional Hospital Foundation or to a charity of one's choice. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website www.fillatre.ca

KELLY, Elizabeth M. BN, RN
Elizabeth M. Kelly
, 82 years old. Our hearts are filled with sadness as we announce the sudden passing of our darling sister. She will be remembered as a beloved aunt, great aunt, and a wonderful friend to so many people. Beth died approximately 9:30 on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 shortly after returning from a Christmas visit with friends. She is predeceased by her parents William and Alice Mae Kelly, and her sisters Margaret Kelly, Esther Stack and Dorothy Lake, and her niece Elizabeth (Stack) Benson. Beth leaves to mourn her sister Mary (Carl) St. Cyr, Kitchener, ON, and her brother Fr. William Joseph Kelly, Daniel's Cove. She will also be greatly missed by her nieces: Bernadine (John) Russell, Kingston, ON; Paula (Michael) Smyth, St. John's, NL; Clare (Don) Craig, Ottawa, ON; Mary Vanzantan, St. Thomas, ON; Geraldine (Garrett) Foley, Cornwall, ON; Margaret Stack (Chad Nissen), Seagrove, ON; and nephews: Joe Lake, St. John's, NL; Robert (Jan) St. Cyr, Waterloo, ON; grandnieces and grand nephews: Margaret (Brody) Peddle, Michael Smyth, Kate and Matthew Russell, Sarah, Meghan and Garrett Foley, Katherine (Gordon) Snelgrove, John Smyth and Erica Vanzantan, Christian, Morgan and Griffin Nissen, Julie and Andrew St. Cyr and one great grandnephew Jeremy Bacheli-Russell. The nursing profession also remembers with sympathy the passing of an esteemed colleague who has made outstanding contributions to the Health Care of the people of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Flowers gratefully accepted and donations made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Society and/or the CNIB. Visitation at Hopkins Funeral Home, Old Perlican, Friday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Saturday from St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Grates Cove.


Saturday, December 30, 2006

DEATHS

FRY, Joseph Gordon
Trinity, NL

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Joseph Fry announce his passing on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at the Peel Memorial Hospital, Brampton, Ontario. He celebrated his 76th birthday in the hospital. He leaves to mourn and grieve: his wife of 49 years: Annie (nee Bailey) of Corner Brook, NL, only child Kendra (Kevin) Anderson, grandsons: Daniel Avitan and Cory Anderson, one sister, Agnes (Chesley) Winsor. He will also be greatly missed by a large circle of relatives and friends from Brampton. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel" (52 Main St. S, Hwy #10, Brampton) on Saturday, December 30th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. A memorial service will take place in Newfoundland in the summer of 2007. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Special thanks to Margaret, Valerie and Sabrina and all the nursing staff at Peel Memorial Hospital in Palliative Care, also the staff at Wards Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to joseph.fry@wardfh.com

INGRAM, Robert N.
November 21, 1936 - December 28, 2006

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Robert M. Ingram announce his sudden passing at Rufus Guinchard Hospital on December 28, 2006 at the age of 70. Son of the late Clyde and Diane Ingram. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his sister Marguerite (Edward) Childs, brother Peter Ingram, nieces, nephews, cousins, special friend Ina Payne, friends and special friends at Rufus Guinchard Hospital where he resided. Funeral Service to be held at Bellburns, NL on Saturday, December 30, 2006.

WEDDING

SHEPPARD / VOLPATTI
Dawn Sheppard and Steven Volpatti
are pleased to announce their engagement which took place on December 1, 2006. Dawn is the daughter of Helen Park of McIvers, NL and Steven is the son of Bruno and Sue Volpatti of North York, ON. An August wedding is planned in Wabush where the couple resides.

ENGAGEMENT

WARR & MOSS
Brian & Judy Warr of Springdale are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Kara to Jamie, son of Jim & Janice Moss of Deer Lake. The engagement took place on December 1, 2006. Congratulations to Kara and Jamie from family and friends.

 

 

Page Contributed & transcribed by: Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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