Obituaries – 2018

AVERY, Clifford – Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John’s on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, Clifford Avery of Long Beach, aged 83 years. Predeceased by his son Perry and sister Dorothy. Left with fond and loving memories his wife Wavie of 50 years; sisters Minnie, Verlie, Jean, Joan (Sam) and Melita; brothers George (Beulah), Kenmore (Doreen) and Everett (Mildred); and a large circle of family and friends. Resting at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Little Hearts Ease on Thursday, November 8 from 7-9 p.m. and Friday, November 9 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Funeral service will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Salvation Army Citadel, Little Hearts Ease with interment at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Little Hearts Ease. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Salvation Army Citadel, Little Hearts Ease. (Reprinted from Fewer’s Funeral home website)

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DRODGE, Andy – Passed away suddenly at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, St. John’s on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Andy Drodge of Clarenville, aged 70 years. Predeceased by his parents Eva and Maxwell Drodge; sister Rowena; nieces Margaret Ann and Tammy. Left with fond and loving memories are his wife Dianne of 47 years; sons Stephen (Kim) and Paul (Amy); grandchildren Jacob, Ella, Hunter and Jett; sister Maxine (Lloyd Currie); brothers Charlie (Cecily), Chesley (Wendy) and Ron (Sonja); brother-in-law Ephriam Carpenter; his nieces and nephews; many close friends and extended family. Resting at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Clarenville. Visitations to take place on Thursday, June 7 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. and Friday, June 8 from 2 – 5 and 7 – 9 p.m. As per his wishes there will be no funeral service and cremation will take place. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted and a memorial contribution will be decided upon by the family at a later date. (Reprinted from Fewer’s Funeral Home website)

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GOSSE, William Halstead – WWII Royal Navy Veteran Passed peacefully away at Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Friday, March 2, 2018, Halstead Gosse of Queen’s Cove, aged 95 years. Predeceased by his wife Mabel. Left with fond and loving memories are his daughters Linda Davis (Rob), Dianne Raymond (Dennis), Judy Ellis and Donna Barr (Bob); sons Wayne (Jane), Jamie (Mel) and Raymond Bailey (Joan); 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law and a large circle of family and friends. Resting at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Clarenville on Monday, March 5 from 2-4 p.m. Funeral service to take place 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Fewer’s Memorial Chapel, Clarenville with interment following at Anglican Cemetery, Queen’s Cove. In his memory, flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to Clarenville Area SPCA. (Reprinted from The Telegram, March 5, 2018)

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HOLLETT, Mary Margaret (nee Cooper) – born November 3, 1926, Passed away peacefully at G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on October 21, 2018 age 91 years. Predeceased by husband Harold, daughter Dorothy, son Melvin. Leaving to mourn children; Eli (Mary), Raymond (Marjorie), Lorraine ( Raymond), Cecil (Daphne), Ruby (Eugene), Marilyn (George),David (Iris), Barry (Judy), Georgina (Cleophas), Todd (Marilyn), Steven (Susan. 27 Grandchildren, 32 Great grandchildren, 4 Great great grandchildren. Also a large circle of other relatives and friends. Resting at The Church of the Ascension. Visitation Monday, 4 pm – 8 pm, Tuesday 10 am – 12 pm — 2 pm – 4 pm–7 pm -9 pm, Wednesday 10 am – 12 noon. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers,donations to the Hollett Family.

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JACOBS, Alice (nee Peddle) – Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Center in St. John’s on Friday, May 11, 2018 Alice Jacobs of Little Heart’s Ease, aged 70  years. Predeceased by her parents Ralph and Florence Peddle; sisters Pauline Bennett, Cynthia Peddle; brothers Alexander Peddle and Silas Peddle. Left with fond and loving memories her husband Cecil of 51 years; children Beverly Drover (Robert), Darryl Jacobs; one precious granddaughter Emily Drover; siblings Evelyn Dodge (Cyril), Myrtice Spurrell (Herb), Jack Peddle (Irene), Ann Newbury (Randy), Bruce Peddle (Cathy), Kevin Peddle (Dot) and a large circle of family and friends. Resting at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Little Heart’s Ease on Sunday, May 13 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Monday, May 14, 2018 at the Salvation Army Citadel, Little Heart’s Ease with interment at Salvation Army Cemetery, Little Heart’s Ease. (Reprinted from Fewer’s Funeral Home)

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LAMBERT, Clayton (January 3, 1937 – August 3, 2018) – Passed peacefully away at the St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital in St. John’s on Friday, August 3, 2018 Clayton Lambert of Hatchet Cove, aged 81 years. Predeceased by his siblings; Harrison, Albert, Effie, Francis and Ivy. Left with fond and loving memories his wife Fannie of 57 years; children Nina Shortall (Late Wayne), Doris Godden (Scott), Gail Rose (Robert), Cavell Cooper (Carey); grandchildren Ashley, Ryder, Jenny, Jimmy, Mika, Robert, Krista, Caityln and Josh; great grandchildren Logan, Peter, Myles and Ivy; sisters Violeta Avery (Late Allan), Annie Avery (Russell), Joyce Bursey (Gordon); brothers George Lambert (Alma) and a large circle of relatives and friends. Resting at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church in Hatchet Cove on Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 2-4 pm. & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be 2 p.m. on Monday, August  6, 2018 from St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Hatchet Cove with interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Hatchet Cove. No flowers by request. (Reprinted from Fewer’s Funeral Home website)

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MARTIN, Laura – Passed peacefully away surrounded by her family at Bonavista Hospital on Friday, April 20, 2018, Laura Martin of Shoal Harbour, formerly of Little Heart’s Ease, aged 81 years. Predeceased by her infant son Samuel; parents Effie and Chesley; mother Janie; sister Eileen Drodge; niece Dana and nephew Grenfell. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories her husband Sam of 63 years; children Mona (Pete), Derick (Pearl) and Lois (Hedley); grandchildren Laurie (Richard), Carolyn (Damian), Jessica (Kyle), Michelle (Mason), Chrissy (Steve), Michael (Danielle), Julia and Joshua; great grandchildren Brooke, Logan, Tyler, Reed, Lennon and Penney; sisters Marguerite, Maude (Allison), Addie (Eldon), Beulah (Wes); brother Rod (Lisa); many loving nephews and nieces; close friends and extended family. Resting at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Clarenville Saturday, April 21 from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, April 22 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2018 from Fewer’s Memorial Chapel, Clarenville with interment to follow at Bethel United Cemetery, Little Heart’s Ease. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to Bethel United Church, Little Hearts Ease or Clarenville Area SPCA. (Reprinted from Fewer’s Funeral Home)

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PEDDLE, Ella Helen (nee Thomas) – Passed peacefully away in the presence of her loving family at the Dr. Leonard A. Miller Centre, St. John’s on Sunday, May 13, 2018 Ella Helen Peddle of Hodge’s Cove, aged 69 years. Predeceased by her parents Cyril & Ethel Thomas; brothers Willis & Doug Thomas; sister Geraldine Avery. Left with fond and loving memories her husband Jim of 51 years; children Jamie (Eloise), Leon (Colleen); 3 grandchildren Zachary Peddle (Amber), Jesse Peddle and Rebecca Peddle; siblings Patsy Goobie (Richard), Ethel Squires (Calvin), and Ron Thomas (Greta); sisters in law Ruby Drover, Marie Peddle and Ruth Thomas; brother in law Winston Avery and a large circle of family and friends. Visitation will take place at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Little Heart’s Ease on Monday, May 14, 2018 after 3 P.M. Funeral Service will be 2 P.M. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Hodge’s Cove with interment at Anglican Cemetery, Hodge’s Cove. In her memory, flowers gratefully accepted or donations gratefully accepted to St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Hodge’s Cove. (Reprinted from Fewer’s Funeral Home)

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SHAW, Blanche D. (nee Stringer) – (February 11, 1932-October 9, 2018) Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John’s on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, Blanche Shaw of Clarenville, formerly of Little Hearts Ease, aged 86 years. Predeceased by her first husband Walter Shaw; daughter Mary E. Shaw, parents Elizabeth and John Stringer; brothers Samuel (Janie) Stringer and Cecil (Marcie) Stringer. Left with fond and loving memories are her husband Winston Short of 21 years; sister Mary Seward (late Nathan); and a large circle of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Resting at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Little Hearts Ease from 6 p.m. Friday onwards. Funeral service will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Little Hearts Ease with interment at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Little Hearts Ease. Special thank you to 5 North A Orthopedics Nursing staff and Doctors N. Smith and H. Greene, also thanks to caregivers Greta and Judy.

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SMITH, Ronald J. – Born October 1,1958, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at G .B Cross Memorial Hospital where he lost his battle with Cancer. He has left to mourn his Mother Myra, his Wife Marjorie, his Daughter Lisa, his Stepdaughters Dawn and Corina and his Stepson Edward. He will be missed by his Aunts, Ivy Vey and Jean Langdon, and many Cousins and Friends. Predeceased by his Father Norman. Cremation has taken place and there will be a Celebration of Life Service at the St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Hodges Cove on Saturday April 15th at 2pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Palliative Care Wing or the Chemotherapeutic Unit. May he Rest In Peace.

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SMITH, Tammy Melinda – Passed away suddenly at Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Tammy Smith of Rankin Inlet, formerly of Clarenville, aged 49 years. Predeceased by her niece Allison. Left with fond and loving memories are her parents Chesley and Donna; brothers Todd (Colleen), Tim (Collette), Trevor (Jennifer) and Trent (Jackie); nieces and nephews Kristen, Chelsea, Julianna, Matthew, Jordan, Sarah, Ryan and Shannon; and a large circle of family and friends. Rested at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Clarenville. Funeral service took place on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Fewer’s Memorial Chapel with interment at Clarenville Interdenominational Cemetery. In her memory donations may be made to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. 

 

 

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SOPER, Stephen Maxwell – It is with deep sadness that Fabian (Delia) and Joseph (Tammy) Soper announce the passing of their Father Stephen Maxwell Soper. Leaving to mourn 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Sister Daphne Stacey, niece Crystal (Peter) Russell and families: as well as the Stringer family. Predeceased by parents Cleophus and Mediam Soper, sisters Phyllis (Nathaniel) Pond and Susannah (Joseph) Reid and special friend Elizabeth Stringer. There will be a celebration of Stephen’s life at Fabian’s house located on the Point in Little Heart’s Ease on Friday September 28th at 6:30 pm. The family would like to extend an open invitation to friends and family to take a stroll through his old memories. Committal will take place on September 29th, 2018 at 2 pm in the United Church Cemetery on the Point in Little Heart’s Ease where we will fulfill his request to be buried with his Mother. ” Take me back to my home. From her shores I promise never more to roam”  (Reprinted from The Packet, September 26, 2018)

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THOMAS, Douglas M. – Passed peacefully away at his home in Hodges Cove on Wednesday the 18th of April, aged 74 years. Predeceased by parents Cyril Thomas and Ethel Thomas (Nee Vey), brother Willis and sister Geraldine. Left with fond and loving memories his Wife Ruth of 55 years and his four boys; Douglas (Melanie) of Flatrock, NL, Larry (Jennifer) of Labrador City, NL, Dale (Karen) of La Have River, NS, and Eddie (Melissa) of Iqaluit. Grandchildren Mitchell, Kody, Rachael, Julia, Caelam, Reilly, Malakai, Erin and Zaira. Great Grandchild Anazaria. Brother Ronald (Greta) of Hodges Cove; Sisters Ella (Jim) of Hodges Cove, Patricia (Richard) of Queens Cove, and Ethel (Calvin) of Mount Pearl; and a large circle of extended family and friends. Doug left for Labrador in October of 1961 and began his career at the Iron Ore Company of Canada just 4 days after his 18th birthday. He started out as a cook “e” in the main cafeteria before transferring to the Quebec North Shore & Labrador (QNS&L) railway where despite only finishing grade 8, he worked his way up to the position of Train Master. He retired from QNS&L on July 1st, 1993 at the young age of 49 and just a few months shy of 32 years service. In 1962 Doug met Ruth, the love of his life, and they were married in early 63. They raised four sons in Labrador before moving back to Hodges Cove, his hometown, to spend some quality years with his parents and “on the water”. Although “retired” Doug was not even close to a “sit back and relax” man, as is evident in his involvement in organizations such as Search and Rescue, Local Services and the Marina and docks. He has made many lasting friendships and spent many, many hours with his family and grandchildren who he loved dearly. He will be surely missed but leaves countless happy memories to all. Resting at St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Hodges Cove. Visitation will be on Friday, April 20th between 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be at 2 PM on Saturday at the St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Hodges Cove with interment at the Hodges Cove Cemetery. In his memory Flowers will be accepted or a donation may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation. (Reprinted from Fewer’s Funeral Home)

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VEY, Frank Wilfred – Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s on Friday, March 30, 2018 Frank Vey of Long Beach, aged 83 years. Predeceased by his parents Wilson and Henrietta Vey, brother William, sister’s Jean Terry, Margaret Martin and Lorraine Hiscock. Left with fond and loving memories his wife Margaret of 58 years; children Bruce (Celeste) and Nadine Strong (Justin); grandchildren Joshua, Grace and Sidney; siblings Ron (Mary deceased), Cyril (Blanche deceased), Audrey Drodge (Ralph deceased) , Eldon (Alice), numerous nieces & nephews, his furry friend Jigger and a large circle of relatives and friends. Resting at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Long Beach on Sunday, April 1, and Monday, April 2 from 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Long Beach with interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Long Beach. In his memory, flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Long Beach. (Reprinted from Fewer’s Funeral Home)

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VEY, Margaret (nee Hollett) – Passed peacefully away in the presence of her children and sister-in-law at G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, on Friday, October 19th, 2018, Margaret Vey of Long Beach, Trinity Bay, age 79 years. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 58 years, Frank; parents Alfred and Mabel Hollett; siblings George, Gerald, Charlie, Grace, Geraldine, Bessie; and special Uncle, Henry Snowden. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her children; Bruce (Celeste) and Nadine (Justin) Strong; grandchildren, Joshua Vey, Grace and Sidney Strong; brother-in-laws, Ron, Cyril, Eldon (Alice); and sister-in-law, Audrey Drodge; also numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and special friends. Margaret’s passion in life centered around her family and her nursing career. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother who took great pride in their achievements. Her compassion as a nurse was a comfort to her many patients and, through mutual respect and admiration, she maintained loving life long friendships with her nursing counterparts. Her love of gardening was evident in the colorful flowers that surrounded her house every season. She was an animal lover who cherished her many cats and dogs throughout her life. She enjoyed bird watching and was very knowledgeable about the many different species that graced her garden every season. Heartfelt thanks to Aunt Audrey whose faith and compassion provided much comfort to mom in her final hours. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God”. Matthew 5:8

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VEY, Miriam (nee Flight) – Passed peacefully away at Dr. Albert O’Mahony Manor, Clarenville on Monday, October 29, 2018, Miriam Vey of Little Hearts Ease, aged 104 years. Predeceased by husband Nicholas; parents Dorcas and Arthur Flight; brothers Frank, Chester (Pauline), Gus (Sandra) and Robert; sisters Mildred (Jack), Nina (Herbert) and Irene. Left with fond and loving memories her children Milton (Lawana), Nina (Kent), Irene (Jack), Arthur (Shirley) and Kevin (Lexley); 13 grand children; 9 great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildren; sister-in-law Kay; and a large circle of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Resting at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Little Hearts Ease. Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 30 from 7 – 9 p.m. and Wednesday, October 31 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Funeral service will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Bethel United Church, Little Hearts Ease with interment at Bethel United Cemetery, Little Hearts Ease. In her memory flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to Bethel United Church, Little Hearts Ease.

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