Obituaries – 1980s

AVERY, William – On May 29th, 1983, the community of Long Beach lost one of its most respected citizens in the person of William Avery , in his 88th year. “Uncle Will” as he was better known, was a veteran of World War II having served in His Majesty’s Navy. He was a life long member of the Loyal Orange Lodge for quite a number of years and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, receiving his 55 year membership pin just a couple of years ago. His health failed him a year ago and within the last three months he was confined to his bed most of the time. During this time he spent about a month at hospital , twice at Come By Chance and once at the Hearth Sciences Centre. Left to mourn are wife, Susie, two sons, Wilson and Eldred both at Long Beach; two brothers, Alfred at Long Beach and Edwin at Clarenville; five grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends.
The funeral took place at Long Beach, United Church, conducted by Rev. H. Ivany and Miss Joan Berge. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Clarenville Branch, and members of the Loyal Orange Lodge attended. The hymn “Does Jesus Care” was requested by the family and was sung by Rev. H. Ivany. Remains were laid to rest at the United Church Cemetery. Donations in memory of the deceased were made to the Kidney Foundation. (reprinted from The Packet)

COOMBS, Stephanna Adelade [nee St. Clair] – Passed away at the Health Science Centre, St. John’s on Thursday March 4, 1982 Stephanna Adelade St. Clair Coombs, wife of the late Herbert Coombs. Leaving to mourn her loving son John, daughter-in-law Janet and also sisters: Enid (Mrs. L. Rose) Williamsport, Fl., Marion (Mrs. C.W. Press) St. John’s, Vivian (Mrs. J.E. Josephson) St. John’s and one brother Robert, Moncton, N.B. Resting at Carnell Memorial Chapel. The funeral will take place from Carnell’s Chapel on Saturday March 6 at 3 p.m. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations if desired can be made to Canadian Cancer Society. (reprinted from The Evening Telegram)


DODGE, Mary Jane [Smith] – Passed peacefully away at the Holyes Home on Monday, April 17, 1989, after a lengthy illness, Mrs. Mary Jane Dodge of Little Heart’s Ease, aged 83 years 5 months. Leaving to mourn one son Everett Drodge (wife Selina) of Little Heart’s Ease; three daughters: Marcie (husband Eli Spurrell) of Clarenville; Alma (husband Fred Whalen) of Caplin Cove; and Florence Dodge of Clarenville; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Moses Smith of Clarenville and Abram Smith of Little Heart’s Ease; also a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral service took place on Wednesday, April 19, at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Little Heart’s Ease. In lieu of flowers, donations were made to the Hoyles Home.

GOSS, Lizzie Blanche [nee Tucker] – 103, died yesterday [September 23, 2005] at Timberlyn Heights Nursing Home. Born in Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Canada, on Sept. 3, 1902, daughter of John and Susanna Smith Tucker, she attended schools there. She moved to Chelsea in 1922, to Everett in 1938 and to Ashley Falls in 1985 to live with her son, the Rev. Earl Goss, who now lives in Pittsfield. Mrs. Goss was a homemaker. She was a longtime active member of Saugus Nazarene Church. She and her husband, Harold V. Goss, were married 61 years at the time of his death on Dec. 7, 1988. Besides her son, she leaves another son, Harold Goss of Everett; four grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Notice — A private funeral for L. Blanche Goss, who died Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, will be conducted Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett, by the Rev. Steve Pelechawicz, pastor of Saugus Nazarene Church. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Family will receive friends Monday from 4 to 7 at the funeral home. Birches-Roy Funeral Home, 33 South St., Great Barrington, is in charge of local arrangements. She leaves her daughters-in-law, Jean and Gloria, and four grandchildren, David Goss of Beverly, Susan Oberg of Lafayette, N.J., Carolyn Duprey of Great Barrington and Daniel Goss of Lee. (reprinted from the Bertshire Eagle, Pittsfield, MA., September 24, 2005)

WHALEN, Ebenezer – Deepest sympathy to the family of the late Ebenezer Whalen of Caplin Cove who passed away on Wednesday January 25 [1989] at St. John’s. Condolenus from relatives and friends. (Reprinted from The Packet on 1 February 1989)


Transcribed by Wanda Garrett, Updated 2019

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