Obituaries – 1990s

BALSOM, Marguerite [nee Avery] – Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville on December 25, 1999, Marguerite Balsom of Clarenville, in her 58th year. Predeceased by her brother Thomas Avery. Left with fond and loving memory, her beloved husband, Velmore, of 36 years; one daughter Carol Anne Balsom, Ottawa, Ontario; three sons: Rex (Tammy), Clarenville, Dr. Rodney Balsom (Dr. Eileen Wood), London, Ontario, Edgar (fiancee Sherri), Fort McMurray, Alberta; four sisters: Mary Vey (William), Long Beach, Elsie Blundon (William), Clarenville, Edith Stringer (Clifford), Hodges Cove, Eileen Whalen (Eldon), Toronto, Ont.; sister-in-law Eileen Avery, Long Beach; one brother Max Avery (Leonie), Queens Cove; mother-in-law Effie Balsom, Clarenville; grandchildren: Alexander, Lochlain; step-grandchildren: Tyler, Ryan; and a large number of relatives and friends. Resting at Fewer`s Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the Salvation Army Citadel with interment to follow at Salvation Army Cemetery in Clarenville. In her memory, Memorial Fund to the G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital/ C.A.T. Scan.
December 30, 1999

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CHAFE, Ida Blanche [nee Coombs] – Passed peacefully away at the Holyes Escasoni Complex on Saturday, May 27, 1995, Ida Blanche Chafe, in her 92nd year. Predeceased by her husband Chesley (1972), sons Eric (1989) and Donald (1991). Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories sons Lloyd (Patsy), Ray (Margaret) of Labrador City, Hubert (Patsy) and Fred, daughters Stella Boone (George) of Grand Falls and Allison Russel (Robert), 28 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, brother Lester Coombs (Audrey), nieces, nephews, other relatives and very special friend Faith Squires. Resting at Carnell’s Funeal Home, 329 Freshwater Road after 2 p.m. Saturday. Funeral services to take place on Tuesday, May 30, 1995 at 2 p.m. from the Carnell Memorial Chapel. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made in her memory to a charity of one’s choice. (reprinted from The Evening Telegram)
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DODGE, Archer – (WWII Veteran – 166th Royal Artillery Regiment). Passed peacefully away, after a short illness, at The Health Sciences Center on Saturday, November 28, 1998, Archer Dodge of Seal Cove, aged 75 years. Predeceased by his parents: John and Belinda Dodge; brothers: Ronald, Joseph and Chesley; sister Bertha Drover. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years, Wilhelmina (nee Kelloway); sons: Aubrey (Rosalie), Seal Cove, Joseph (Martha), Calgary, Wayne (Zera), Toronto; daughter Shirley Drover (Melvin), Toronto. Poppy will be dearly missed by eight loving grandchildren and three dear great-grandchildren. Also leaving to mourn his sister Annie Martin and family; sisters-in-law: Stella and Pearl Dodge and their families; other relatives and friends. Resting at Carnell`s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.; Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Funeral Service to take place on Wednesday, December 2, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. from The Carnell Memorial Chapel with interment to follow at The Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road. No flowers by request. Donations in his memory may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation. (reprinted from The Telegram, November 30, 1998)

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DRODGE, Catherine – Passed peacefully away at Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Saturday, January 9th, 1999 Catherine Drodge of Little Heart`s Ease, age 83 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are husband Leander; three daughters: Lorraine Sansford (Ted), Scarborough, Ont., Linda Peddle (Jerome), Tilton, Conception Bay and Winnie Smith (Earle), Gooseberry Cove; two sons: Ken Drodge (Wanda), Little Heart`s Ease and Tony Drodge, Downsview, Ont.; 9 grandchildren: Lawrence, Jerry, Lisa, Mark (deceased), Michelle, Lee, Michael, Matthew and Melanie; 1 great-granddaughter Teona; also a circle of other relatives and friends. Resting at Fewer`s Funeral Home, Little Heart`s Ease. Funeral Service 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12th, 1999 from Salvation Army Citadel, Little Heart`s Ease. Interment to follow at Salvation Army Cemetery.

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HISCOCK, Winston – Passed peacefully [1999] away in his sleep at the G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, Winston Hiscock, age 76, a veteran of World War II. Forever loved and remembered by wife Elizabeth; daughter Margaret (Matthew Marshall); granddaughter Gayle; brothers: Charlie (Irene), Jacob, Gilbert (Joyce); sister-in-law Lydia and a large number of nieces and nephews.

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HUDSON, Andrew C. – Passed peacefully away, after a short illness, at the Health Sciences Centre on March 3, 1996, Andrew C. Hudson age 77 years. Leaving to mourn loving wife Violetta (nee Vey), two sons, Tolson (Mary) and David (Tina), three daughters, Daphne Lilly (George), Elizabeth Morris (Ralph) at Oakville, Ont. and Glenna Winsor (Russ), 11 grandchildren, brother Everett (Frances), sister Vera at Toronto, Ont., brother-in-law Harold Vey (Ivy), sisters-in-law Selena Lundrigan, Gertie Soper (Lloyd) and Annie Vey. Resting at Barrett’s Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and 10 a.m. – 12:00 noon on Wednesday. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 6th from Barrett’s Chapel. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Clinic. (reprinted from The Evening Telegram)
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LEGROW, Alice Maria [nee Vey] – Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John‘s, on Friday, September 11, 1998, Alice Maria LeGrow of Broad Cove in her 102nd year. Predeceased by her husband Frederick. Leaving to mourn, two sons, Reg (Gwen), St. John‘s, and William (Betty) Kirkfield, Ont.; three grandchildren, John (Anna), Holland; Ray (Cindy) and Karen (Bert) both of Scarborough, Ont.; four great-grandchildren: Britany, Leahanne, Christopher and Shane; one brother Danial, St. John‘s, many nieces and nephews, and a large number of other relatives and friends. Resting at Noel‘s Funeral Home, Main Highway, Western Bay until 12 noon Monday, Sept. 14. Funeral to follow at 2 p.m. from the United Church and Cemetery, Broad Cove. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in her memory may be made to the United Church Memorial Fund, Broad Cove. Visitation hours at Noel‘s Funeral Home 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., 7 p.m. to-9:30 p.m. daily. September 13, 1998. (reprinted from The Telegram)
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MARTIN, Henry George (Brud) – Passed peacefully away on Friday, August 21, 1992, George Martin (Brud) of Mt. Pearl, formerly of Little Heart’s Ease, in his 81st year. Leaving to mourn his loving wife Florence (Smith), sons Eldon (wife Addie); Roland (wife Phyllis); Lawrence (Larry); Wilfred (wife Mildred); daughters Audrey (husband Thomas Stringer); and special daughter Shirley; daughter-in-law Daphne; brother Frederick (wife Dorothy); sisters Mary Warren and Eliza and husband William Whalen; sisters-in-law Annie Martin; Doris Balsom; and Annie Drover; brothers-in-law Wilson Baker; Fred Smith and wife Louise; ten loving grandchildren; special friend Valerie Mercer and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Resting at Barrett’s Funeral Home, 1081 Topsail Road, Mount Pearl, 7-10 p.m. Friday. Resting at The Bethel United Church, Little Heart’s Ease after 2 p.m. Saturday. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday, August 23rd from the Bethel United Church, Little Heart’s Ease. Interment at the United Church Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to Vera Perlin Society. (reprinted from The Telegram)
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PRICE, Rev. Henry (Harry) N. – Passed peacefully away on Saturday August 3, 1991 at the Agnes Pratt Home. Leaving to mourn two sons; Ted and Barbara, Rochelle, Ill, Harold and wife Lillian, St. John’s; three grandchildren Heather and Jason, USA and Gail, St. John’s; and a number of relatives and friends. Resting at Carnell Memorial Chapel, Freshwater Road. Visiting hours form 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday and Monday. Funeral service 2 p.m. on Tuesday August 6, 1991 from the Carnell Memorial Chapel. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Agnes Pratt Home or to a charity of one’s choice. (reprinted from The Evening Telegram)

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ROBBINS, Susie – Passed peacefully away at the G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, Monday, March 1, 1999, Mrs. Susie Robbins, of Hatchet Cove, in her 87th year. Predeceased by husband Stephen, June, 1997. Left to mourn sister Pearl Dodge, St. John`s; brother Allan Avery (Jessie) of Long Beach; sisters-in-law: Alice Avery, Long Beach, Sarah Jane Lambert, Hatchet Cove, Irene Robbins, Clarke`s Beach; nieces; nephews; relatives and friends. Resting at St. Stephen`s Church, Hatchet Cove. Funeral service to take place at Hatchet Cove, Thursday, March 4 at 2:00 p.m.

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SMITH, Abraham – Passed peacefully away on March 10, 1997, at his home in Little Heart’s Ease, Abraham Smith, aged 73 years, 7 months. Leaving to mourn with precious memories, loving wife Elizabeth (nee Avery); one son Randy (Carol); four daughters, Lorraine Marsh (Howard), Audrey Stringer (Cyril), Ivy Fitzgerald (Cyril) and Martha Seward (Lemuel), and raised from birth as their own, Tina Avery (Shawn), 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on March 13, 1997, from St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Hodge’s Cove, with interment at the Anglican Cemetery Little Heart’s Ease. Funeral arrangements were made by Vardy’s Funeral Home, Hickman’s Harbour. (reprinted from The Telegram)
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SMITH, Frederick G. – Passed peacefully away at Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Thursday, February 18, 1999, Frederick G. Smith of Clarenville, aged 88 years. Predeceased by wife Leah, 1979. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are three sons: Sam Parsons (Edna), Mount Pearl, Jacob Smith (Hilda) and Heber Smith (Carmel), both of Clarenville; six grandchildren: Rodney, Freddie, Blair, Denise, Leah and Andrew; one great-granddaughter Sarah; four sisters: Susie Avery, Bessie Avery (Edwin), Dorothy Stringer and Edna Spurrell; also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Resting at Fewer‘s Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 20, 1999 from St. Mary‘s Anglican Church, Clarenville. Interment to follow at Pleasant Street Cemetery, Clarenville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary‘s Anglican Church, Clarenville.
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SMITH, Moses – Passed peacefully away at the DVA Pavillion, St. John’s on October 16 1992 in his 80th year, Moses Smith Sr. of Clarenville. Leaving to mourn his sad loss wife Margaret; daughters: Cecilia; Pauline (Barry); son Michael (Tina), residing in Clarenville; one brother Abraham, Little Hearts Ease; also four granddaughters and one grandson. Resting at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service to take place from St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Clarenville on Monday, October 19th at 2:30 p.m. Interment at the Interdenominational Cemetery, Manitoba Drive. Donations may be made to DVA Pavillion, St. John’s.
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SPURRELL, Victoria [nee Jacobs] – Passed away suddenly on June 28, 1999 at her home in Little Heart`s Ease, Mrs. Victoria Spurrell (nee Jacobs), aged 87 years 11 months. Predeceased by husband Richard (1983); brothers: Harvey and Gordon; son-in-law Arthur; and great-grandchild Jonathan. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are brother Ira; daughters: Marina (Roland), Norma and Annie (Worick); sons: Obediah (Selina), Thomas (Doris) and Harold (Linda); 21 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Also left to mourn are brothers-in-law: Solomon and Eli (Marcie); sisters-in-law: Mary, Edna, Gladys (William), Alvina, Rita; uncle Nicholas Vey (Mariam); and a large circle of nieces, nephews and friends. Resting at Fewer`s Funeral Home, Little Heart`s Ease. Funeral Service will be held 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 1st, 1999 at the Salvation Army Citadel, Little Heart`s Ease. Interment to follow at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Little Heart`s Ease. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army Citadel and Cemetery Fund.

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STOYLES, Ida Jane [nee Vey] – Passed peacefully away at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital on Tuesday, May 12, 1992, Ida Stoyles, in her 94th year. Leaving to mourn one son William K. Stoyles (special friend Annie) St. John’s; two daughters, Phoebe Saunders (husband Hugh) Mount Pearl and Ada L. Bolkena of Reedsport, Oregon, also eleven grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, Freshwater Road. Visiting hours 1-4 p.m., 7-10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. – 12 noon on Friday. Funeral Service on Friday May 15 at 2 p.m. from George Street United Church. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in her memory may be made to a charity of ones choice. (reprinted from The Evening Telegram0.
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VEY, Annie [nee Smith] – Passed peacefully away at Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Sunday, August 3, 1997, Annie Vey of Long Beach, age 87 years. Predeceased by husband John in 1992. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are one daughter: Frances Smith (William) at Hatchet Cove; four sons: Robert (Hazel) at Clarenville, Lawrence (Myrna), John (Dorothy), Howard (Doris) all of Long Beach; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren; and a circle of relatives and friends. Rested at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Long Beach. Funeral service took place 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5, 1997, from the Anglican Church, Long Beach with interment at the Anglican Cemetery. (reprinted from The Telegram)
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VEY, Cecil Arthur – Passed peacefully away at the G..B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on May 8, 1995, Cecil Vey of Hillivew, aged 81 years. Leaving to mourn with cherished memories his wife Lucinda (Ollie) (nee Lambert); daughters: Anita (Victor Smith), Loretta Gosse; one son, Hedley (Barbara); one son-in-law Bruce Morris; brothers: Garfield and Donald; sisters: Marion, Florence (Harry Jones) and Doris (Harold Grandy); eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Predeceased by daughter Marion, February 1995. Resting at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Clarenville until 1:00 p.m. Wednesday then Hillview United Church. Funeral services taking place Thursday, May 11, 1995 at 2:00 p.m. Interment following at Hillview United Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dr. G..B. Cross Memorial Hospital or Hillview United Church Memorial Fund. (reprinted from The Telegram)
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VEY, Gladys [nee Hussey] – Passed away suddenly at her home in South River on Wednesday, October 26th, 1994, Gladys Vey (nee Hussey), aged 81 years. Leaving to mourn their sad loss, her husband of 52 years, Weldon H. Vey; four daughters: Doris (Eric) Dawe of Coley’s Point, Pauline (Alexander) Spurrell of South River, Beverley (Rev. Ebbie) Snow of St. John’s and Janis (Paul) Bursey of Springdale; 8 grandchildren; Valerie and David Dawe, Rodney (Tamara), Craig and Glenn Spurrell, Stephanie Snow, and Malanie and Maria Bursey; one sister, Mrs. Greta Smith of South River; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Resting at Moore’s Funeral Home, Clarke’s Beach. Visiting Hours: Thursday 2-4:30 p.m. and 7-9:30 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. – 12 noon. Funeral Service to take place Friday, October 28th, 1994 from Clarke’s Beach United Church. Interment in the United Church Cemetery, Clarke’s Beach. Donations in her memory may be made to the Clarke’s Beach United Church Memorial Fund. (reprinted from The Evening Telegram).
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VEY, Julia Mae [nee Harris] – Passed peacefully away at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital on Saturday, April 6, 1991, aged 83 years. Leaving to mourn her loving husband Daniel; two daughters: Sybil Blackmore (husband  Job) and Joyce Morris (husband Bob); five sons: Reg (wife Edna), Petley (wife Ada), Chesley (wife Joan), Raye (special friend Vernita), Harvey (wife Margaret); 21 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a large number of other relatives and friends. Resting at the Carnell Memorial Chapel, Freshwater Road. Funeral service on Monday, April 8, 1991, at 2 p.m. from the Anglican Cathedral. Interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in her memory may be made to the Heart Foundation. (reprinted from The Telegram).
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VEY, Mae Elenwell [nee Parsons] – Passed peacefully away at the G..B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on June 23, 1996 Mae Vey, age 92 years, 10 months. Predeceased by her husband Alfred Theodore in October 1987. Leaving to mourn sons: George (wife Margaret), Gordon (wife Joyce), Eric (wife Sylvia), Roy (wife Sadie); daughter Gwendolyn (husband Baxter); 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral from St. Marks Anglican Church, Long Beach on June 26, 1996. Interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Long Beach. Memorial donations may be made to the G..B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville. (reprinted from The Packet).
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VEY, Malcolm Henry Prescott – Passed peacefully away at Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Wednesday, February 3, 1999, Malcolm H. Vey of Hodges Cove, aged 87 years. Predeceased by wife Rosanna, 1998. Leaving to mourn two sons: Lester (Ivy), Goulds and Alex (Karen), South Korea; one daughter Myra (Levi Churchill), Hodges Cove; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters: Mary Ann Smith, Susie Parsons, both of St. John‘s and Ethel (Cyril Thomas), Hodges Cove and a circle of other relatives and friends. Resting at St. Mary‘s Anglican Church, Hodges Cove. Funeral 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 5, 1999 from St. Mary‘s Anglican Church, Hodges Cove. Interment at Anglican Cemetery, Hodges Cove. No flowers by request. Donation may be made to the Hodges Cove-Caplin Cove Lions Club Hospital Bed Fund. (reprinted from The Packet).
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VEY, Weldon Henry – Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Sunday, March 19th, 1995, Weldon Henry Vey of Sourth River, aged 85 years. Predeceased by his wife Gladys in October 1994. Leaving to mourn their sad loss, four daughter: Doris (Eric) Dawe of Coley’s Point, Pauline (Alexander) Spurrell of South River, Beverley (Rev. Ebbie) Snow of St. John’s and Jannis (Paul) Bursey of Springdale; 8 grandchildren: Valerie and David Dawe, Rodney (Tamara), Craig and Glenn Spurrell, Stephanie Snow and Melanie and Maria Bursey; three sisters: Florrie (Harry) Jones and Marion Vey of Toronto, Doris (Harold) Grandy of Edmonton; three brothers: Cecil (Ollie) Vey of Hillview, Garfield and Donald Vey of Toronto; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Resting at Moore’s Funeral Home, Clarke’s Beach. Visiting hours: Monday 2-4 and 7-9:30 p.m., Tuesday 10 A.m. – 12 noon. Funeral Service to take place Tuesday, March 21st, 1995 at 2 p.m. from Clarke’s Beach United Church. Interment in the United Church Cemetery, Clarke’s Beach. Donations in his memory may be made to the Clarke’s Beach United Church, Memorial Fund. (reprinted from The Evening Telegram).
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WHALEN, Kitchener – Passed peacefully away at the Agnes Pratt Home on Friday, September 4, 1998. Kitchener Whalen, age 82 years of Greenspond. Left with loving memories are his wife Ida (White); three daughters: Susan (Cecil Smith), Bay Roberts, Ada (Don Proudfoot), Ottawa, Audrey Whalen-Way, St. John‘s; one son Bert (Linda), Mount Pearl; four grandsons: Matthew and Ian Proudfoot, Andrew and David Whalen and two granddaughters: Elizabeth and Sarah Way; step-grandchildren: Hubert Smith, Karen Morgan, Brenda O‘Dea and Byron Smith; brothers: Albert (Kathleen), Harold (Rose), Fred (Alma); sisters: Alice Wade, Beatrice (Otto King), Gertie (Edgar Smith); sisters-in-law: Lily and June Whalen. Funeral services from Greenspond United Church, Monday, September 7, 1998 at 2 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations in his memory may be made to Agnes Pratt Home or United Church, Greenspond.