Obituaries – 2018

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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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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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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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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Frank Vey

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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