Obituaries – 2020

BURT, Florence (nee Avery) – Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville on Friday, May 22, 2020 Florence Burt of Ivany’s Cove aged 91 years. Predeceased by her parents William and Jamina Avery; sons Mervin and Lloyd; sisters Irene Lush, Jane Randell; brothers Stanley and Clyde Avery; grandson Wayne Parsons. Left with fond and loving memories her husband Neil of 68 years; daughters Rowena (Calvin), Ruby (Robert), Glenys (Glen); grandchildren Kevin, Jody, Jackie, Trevor, Gary, Jamie, Nicole, Leanne, Ashley, step granddaughter Ashley; great grandchildren Chantal, Emma, Brody, Jessica, Alicia, Taylor, Brittany, Logan, Quinn, Kyleigh, Ashton, Carter, Jacob, Marcus, Jesse, Jeremy, Joey, Leah, Parker; great great grandchildren Carter, Olivia, Savannah, Adriana, Gabby; sisters Mildred Thompson, Margaret Short, Lily Little; brother Gordon Avery (Stella) and a large circle of family and friends. Resting at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Clarenville. Due to COVID 19, there will be a private family service at United Cemetery, Hillview. The family would like to extend a special Thanks to her homecare workers.

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BURTON, Myrtle E. (nee Boone) – Passed peacefully away at the Dr. Albert O’Mahony Manor, Clarenville, NL on Thursday, March 5, 2020, Myrtle Burton of Hillview, aged 59 years. Predeceased by her parents Ernest & Mary Boone; brothers Baxter and Alfred. Left with fond and loving memories are her husband Gary of 15 years; children Adam, Lori Drover (Matthew), Heather Pike (Justin), Norman (Christina); two grandchildren Mason and Lily; sisters Dinah (Robert), Julie (Don); brother Arthur and a large circle of family and friends. Resting at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Clarenville. Visitation will be held on Saturday March 7, 2020 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from The Salvation Army Citadel, Clarenville at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the ALS Society of NL.

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BUTT, Donna Dianne – January 01, 1960 – May 07, 2020 – Passed away suddenly at the Dr. G.B.Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, on Thursday, May 7, 2020, Donna Dianne Butt, age 60 from Sunnyside.
Due to COVID-19, a private burial will take place.

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COOPER, William – Passed peacefully away at Golden Heights Manor, Bonavista on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, William George Cooper of Queens Cove, aged 95 years. Predeceased by his wife Gladys and one great granddaughter. Left with fond and loving memories his children Gerald (Pamela), Robert (Ruby), Elaine (Harold King), Madelyn (Gary Monk) and Donald (Marlene); 12 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; brother Raymond (Winnie); and a large circle of family and friends. Resting at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Clarenville with restrictions. Funeral service will take place on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Fewer’s Memorial Chapel with restrictions as well and interment to follow at the United Cemetery, Queens Cove.

 

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DRODGE, Rachel (nee Smith) – P assed peacefully away at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, St. John’s on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, Rachel Drodge of Caplin Cove, aged 87 years. Predeceased by her husband William; sisters Belinda and Ida (Walter); brother Roy (Joan); sister-in-law Hannah Jane; parents Nathanial and Alice Smith; brothers-in-law Clifford (Emma), Stanley (Audrey). Left with fond and loving memories her children Glendon (Barbara), Clyde (Chris), Carl (Elsie), Nina (Bernard) and Keith (Jackie); grandchildren Adam (Kathryn), Jandra (Eric), Stewart (Jessica), Brianna (Tannille), Jessica, Rebecca, Amanda (Ben), Ashley (Mathieu), Eunece (Lindsi), Nathanael, Olivia (Rommel), Katherine (Ryan), David (Mackenzie); great grandchildren William, Evelyn, Lochlan and Leo; sisters Gloria (George), Eva (Patrick), Myra (Russell) and Alice (James); brothers Eliab and William (Frances); sister-in-law Annie (late Raymond); brother-in-law Calvin (late Daphne) and a large circle of family and friends. Resting at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Little Hearts Ease on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Wesley United Church, Caplin Cove with interment at United Cemetery, Caplin Cove.

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DROVER, Bertha “Jane” – Passed peacefully away at her home in Bunyans Cove on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, aged 60 years. Jane was originally from the community of Hodge’s Cove.  She is predeceased by her father Gordon Drover.  Leaving to mourn with loving memories are her mother Ruby; brothers Larry (Glenys) and Angus (Shirley); nieces Beverly, Amanda (Andrew) and Ashley; nephew Scott; great nephews Matteo, Greyson, Maddex and James; great nieces Michenda and Ellie.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the family will not be having a public viewing or funeral at this time.  Further updates about funeral service will be announced at a later date. The family offers their condolences and thanks to the Hobbs family and workers who had Jane into their home and made her part of their family. The family also appreciates all the kind words, thoughts and prayers provided at this difficult time.  She will by missed.

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DWYER, Vina Olivia Evelyn Dwyer (nee Martin) – aka Mom, Nanny, Nanny D., Great-Nanny was born July 24, 1924 in Little Heart’s Ease and passed peacefully away at Hollett’s Retirement Home in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL on April 14, 2020. Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, William Harold Dwyer; her sons John and Russell; grandson Richard Fagan; and great-grandsons Donavon Gallant and Gavin Gallant. Left with the best memories are her children; Bill (Sheila), Clar (Sarah), Patricia (Frank), Carmel (Harry), and Maureen (Phil); her 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; special friends Gerald and Faith Champion; as well as a large circle of friends worldwide. A wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother, Evelyn lived a long and interesting life. She was forward thinking and industrious. She inspired many people to be the best they could be including her family, many relatives and other people who entered her world at different times during her life. She was always there to lift us up when we needed it and help us navigate through life’s trials and successes. There was never a challenge from which she would back down. A lover of gardening, bird watching, sewing, knitting and cooking, she taught us many skills and life lessons. She was an eternal optimist who believed anything was possible with hard work and commitment. Left alone at 52 years of age, she navigated through her life with style, grace and integrity. She valued education and spent her life learning new things and new skills which she was determined to pass on to anyone who was receptive to learning from her. Our mother was a very spiritual person whose faith and religion guided her through life. She was a devoted member of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral Parish. She did not stray from her moral compass which she used to navigate every aspect of her life. Her determination, ability to work and her endless energy are a part of her legacy to us as a family. She never faced a challenge without rising to the occasion to overcome it. She had an amazing capacity to connect with people, and she had a very positive and deliberate effect on them. Our mother’s spirit will live on in the people she touched and loved throughout her life. She had a lasting impact on all who entered her life. She was loved and will be missed. The staff of Hollett’s Retirement Home are an exceptional group of individuals who, with compassion, love and devotion took care of our mother. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and all our love. We know what love is because love is our mother. Due to Covid-19 There will be no visitation or Funeral Mass. Mass and burial will be announced at a later date

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GOOBIE, Melvin George – It is with sadness that the family of the late Melvin George Goobie announces his passing at the Carmelite Palliative Care Unit, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, aged 75 years. Melvin leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his sons, Rick (Kim), & Roger (Barb) Goobie; grandchildren, Lori Ann (Steve), Jerry (Santana), Kyle (Olivia), & Brady (Emma); great-grandchildren, Andy, Bo, & Theo; brothers, Roy (Jessie), Dennis (Linda), & Richard (Patsy); sister, Evelyn; sister-in-law, Trudy; special friend, Geraldine Rodgers; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. Melvin is predeceased by wife, Ruth; brothers, Ira & Gordon; sisters-in-law, Geraldine, & Ella; & brother-in-law, Harry. The public visitation will take place Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm from Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, 10 Bayley Street, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL. The funeral service will take place Monday, February 17, 202 at 1 pm from Memorial United Church, Church Road, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL. The interment will follow at the United Church Cemetery, Union Street, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL. As expressions of sympathy donations in his memory may be made to the Exploits Search & Rescue, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, 10 Bayley Street, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL.

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GREEN, Florence Elvina (nee Smith) – September 25, 1933 – June 19, 2020 -Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital on June 19, 2020, Florence Elvina Green, age 86 years, from Hodge’s Cove. Predeceased by her parents, Jacob and Delilah Smith; husband Hubert; sister Rosemond (Henry Soper); brothers Lindo, Clarence and Albert; brother-in-law Eric Vey. Leaving to mourn her sons Bryan (Rose) and Lorne (Cindy); daughter Brenda; grandchildren Bryan (Erin), Deidra (Chris), Elliott, Krystal and Zachary; great-grandchildren Rory, Webb, Neve, Owen, Hannah, Brooklynn and Sydney; brother Max (Doris); sister Sylvia; sisters-in-law Kathleen, Janet and Philomena; a special cousin Christine Stringer (Wayne) as well as a large circle of family and friends. Due to COVID-19 a memorial service will take place at a date to be announced later. We encourage you to send condolences to the family through the website. Donations can be made to Ronald McDonald House in her memory.

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HISCOCK, Joyce – Passed peacefully away at Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on March 2, 2020, Joyce Hiscock of Deep Bight, aged 85 years. Predeceased by her grandson Brad; granddaughter Faith; daughter-in-law Violet Hiscock; brother Alfred Hiscock; sisters Annie Wells and Mary Green. Left with fond and loving memories her husband Gilbert of 69 years; children Calvin (Bev), Cynthia (Bob), Boyd (Judy), Corrina (Scott) and Carolyn (Richard); grandchildren Lorne (Lorna), Keith (Vanessa), Darrell (Amy), Natalie (Dave), Monica (Jeff), Loretta (Ken), Miranda (Kyle), Benjamin (Robin), Crystal, Sheena, Gavin, Kyle, Courtney (Carter), Grace and Maria; great grandchildren Jordan, Haven, Aaron, Jenna, Kelsey, Zachary, Holly, Chloe, Brooke, Faiven, Riley, Mackenzie, Poppy, Brady and Jacob; sister Ruby (Eric Adey); brother Gordon Hiscock and a large circle of family and friends. Resting at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Clarenville. Visitation hours are Wednesday, March 4 from 2-4 p.m. for family only, 7-9 p.m. for the public. Thursday, March 5 from 2-4 for the public and 7-9 p.m. for family only. Funeral service will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020 at Calvary Pentecostal Church, Clarenville with interment to follow at Clarenville Interdenominational Cemetery. In her memory flowers are gratefully accepted or donations may be made to a charity of ones choice.

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HOWSE, Irene Joan (nee Avery) – July 11, 1935 – March 16, 2020 -Passed peacefully away at the Waterford Hospital. St. John’s, on March 16, 2020, Irene Joan Howse, age 84, from Hillview. Predeceased by  husband, Gordon ; brother, Newman, sisters, Mary, Dorothy and Ruth. Leaving to mourn , children, Gary (Marina), Gladstone (Gloria), Trudy (Barry), granddaughters, Jenna and Julia, Geraldine (Glen); grandson, Shawn (Peggy). Due to COVID-19,  burial will be limited to a small gravesite service with immediate family only. No church service.
 

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JACKMAN, Harvey Isaac – Passed peacefully away at The Miller Centre, St. John’s, NL., on March 7, 2020, Harvey Isaac Jackman of Hillview, Trinity Bay, born and raised in Grole, Hermitage Bay, aged 83 years. Predeceased by his parents Rachel and Joseph Jackman; sister Rita (Henry Selby); brothers Ted (Carrie), Gord (Susan), Joe (Blanche), Clyde (Tressie) and Tommy (Effie); parents-in-law Kenneth & Margaret Churchill. Leaving to mourn his wife Roma (Churchill) of 57 years; daughter Melanie (Dion); son Greg (Cathy); grandsons Nicolas and Matthew; brother-in-law Kenneth (Barbara) and a large circle of family and friends.  Resting at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Clarenville, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 10 and 11, 2-4; 7-9.  Funeral will take place at St. Michael and All Angels Church, Hillview, Thursday, March 12, at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Hillview. Harvey was a respected educator having taught in Point Rosie, his home of Grole, Bay L’Argent, Hr. Breton and for 21 years as principal in Arnold’s Cove. He also authored a book of poetry, ‘I Went Back Home Today’, based on his life in Grole. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory to the St. Michael & All Angels Anglican Church Cemetery Fund or The Daffodil Place.

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MARSH, Kevin Maxwell – November 19, 1954 – March 05, 2020 – Passed peacefully away at his residence in Hodge’s Cove, Kevin Maxwell Marsh, age 65. Predeceased by grandfather, Arthur and mother,Ollie.
Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife, Lynn; daughters,Heidi & Matt, Ashley & Mark & Isabelle,Vanessa & Brian, Mya, Kate & Eric; father, Maxwell; brother Keith & Susan & family as many other relatives and friends. Resting at the United Church, Hodge’s Cove. Funeral service, officiated by Rev. Brian Hannon, took place on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 2 pm with cremation following and internment to follow at a later date.

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MARTIN, Henry Kenmore – Henry, better known as Harry, passed away suddenly, surrounded by his family at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on March 22, 2020, Harry Martin of Little Hearts Ease, NL, aged 74 years.  Predeceased by his first wife Lillian; parents Fred & Dorothy; brother Nathan; sisters Lena and Bernice. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Kay (Smith) of 32 years; his devoted daughter Tanya (Brian); step daughter Valerie (Doug); step son Michael (Carol) and grandchildren Michelle, Christina, Clinton, Billy, Isabella and great grandson Michael (Whalen). As well he leaves to mourn an extended family of brothers and sisters Russell (Kathleen), Leonie (Max), Alf (Cassie), Ted (Barbara), Alex (Shelly), Neville (Jutta), Cluney (Dana); sister in law Lucy; brother in law Arthur.  He will be remember fondly by many friends,  He will be remembered for his love of the outdoors and could often be found chopping wood or fishing.  Memorial service to take place at a later date.  In his memory donations may be made to the Heart and Stoke Foundation of NL.

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MARTIN, Kenmore  – On May 7, 2020, Ken Martin (aka Kennyboy) passed away at home in Brooks, Alberta, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loved ones and held his wife’s hand to the very end. He has left behind to treasure his memory: his wife Genie 52 years, daughters Deana (David) Mitchell, Heather (Tim) Cluett, and Pamela (Stéphane) Martel, as well as his three precious granddaughters Jersey, Lola and Camille. Ken is predeceased by his parents and sister Dinah, and survived by his sisters Alice and Doris, and brothers Eric, Howard and Ted. Kenmore Ralph was born on February 28, 1947 in Little Heart’s Ease, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland to Theodore Hanley and Annie Bertha (née Stringer). He grew up in Montreal until the age of 14 when the family moved back to Trinity Bay. It was in Burin, NL that he found his true heart’s ease, marrying Georgina Gertrude Williams in 1967, and building a house and home with their three girls. He built many things over the years, inheriting his love for working with wood from his father. He went on to teach carpentry and often spoke fondly of his students long after they graduated. And when life threw curve balls and jobs were scarce, he wasn’t too proud to trade his tool belt for an cook’s apron or a pair of coveralls. From feeding the crew on a fishing trawler to fixing the trawler when it came in for refit, Ken took great pride in everything he did. Ken was incredibly close to all three daughters. Though he was never blessed with a boy himself, he gained three sons-in-law whom he loved and admired as much as if they were his own. Ken’s accomplishments were many, but his greatest was his role as grandfather. Poppy, Pop, and Papy Ken were all names that he proudly earned and loved to hear. His pride and joy were his three granddaughters. He would move heaven and earth just to make them smile! To them, he was their hero and their idol. In them, he will live on. In 2006, Ken and Genie moved across the country to Brooks, Alberta, to be near their first grandchild. In this community, they found fellowship, and unwavering support in times of need. Ken truly loved his life here, finding friends whom he cherished, considering them family. He had many a good night out with his friends attending events in Brooks and Bassano, lots of dinner parties, events at church and, of course, road trips with his closest buds. He loved car shows and auctions as much as he enjoyed the company he was with while attending them! He spent many happy hours in his workshop, restoring antique furniture, making beautiful bowls and other creations. On days when the workshop became Ken’s Café, the cars lined the street, and the conversation could get lively, but what was said in the shed stayed in the shed. Witty and wise, Ken was a worthy adversary in any word game. He was an avid reader and loved learning new things. He also loved gardening, and even ‘farmed’ a piece of land on a good friend’s acreage while on kidney dialysis. An advocate of organ donation, he participated in many projects to support the cause. He laughed a lot, loved deeply, and handled his health challenges with grace to the very end. Ken was an active member of Brooks United Church and asked that any donations in his memory be made to the place that gave him more than this man of many words could ever express. In memory of Ken, if family or friend’s desire, memorial tributes may be made to Brooks United Church Memorial Fund at 507 3rd Avenue West, Brooks AB T1R 0B2. Memorial Service details will be made available once finalized.

 

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MEADUS, Calvert – Passed peacefully away at the Golden Heights Manor, Bonavista, On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Calvert Meadus of St. Jones Within, NL, aged 92 years. Predeceased by his wife Lucy; brothers and sisters. Left with fond and loving memories are his sons Wilfred (Yvonne), Lindo (Kim); five grandchildren Brad, Karen (Greg), Jackey (Brian), Deanna (Corey), Andrew; four great grandchildren Charlie, Georgia, Caden, Brianna and a large circle of family and friends. Resting at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Clarenville. Visitation will be on Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20, 2020 from 2 – 4 p.m. Public committal service will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Cemetery, St. Jones Within. In his memory donations may be made to the Faith United Church, St. Jones Within.

 

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MEADUS, Randell L. – Passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, January 13, 2020, Randell Meadus of Gooseberry Cove, aged 62 years. Predeceased by his parents Herbert and Martha; brother Howard and infant brothers Lloyd and Herbert.  Left with fond and loving memories his wife Sylvia of 39 years; son Scott (Robin); granddaughters Samantha and Abby; sisters Audrey (Gilbert King), Dallas (George Brown) and Vera (Cliff Seward); brothers Hector (Valma) and Clyde (Kyna); parents-in-law Joe and Ninie Smith; sister-in-law Maxine (Raymond); niece Raylene; and a large circle of family and friends.  Resting at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Little Hearts Ease on Wednesday, January 15 from 7-9 p.m., Thursday, January 16 and Friday, January 17,  2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Hodge’s Cove United Church with interment at United Cemetery, Hodge’s Cove.  In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Daffodil Place, St. John’s or Southwest Arm Fire Department.

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PEDDLE, Daphne Bonita (Lambert) –  May 4, 1958 – April 9, 2020. Passed peacefully away, at the age of 61 years, after a lengthy illness, at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, Daphne Bonita Peddle of Little Harbour East, Placentia Bay, formerly of Southport, Trinity Bay. Predeceased by her parents Alexander and Melvie (Bishop) Lambert, sisters: baby Cynthia-Sue, Marina, Christine (Harvey, deceased), brothers: baby Gary, baby boy (name unknown) and Dennis. She leaves to mourn her loving husband of 45 years, Howard; daughters: Jolyne (Harold), Elizabeth (Iwan) and son: Mark (Nicole); precious grandson, Dylan and beloved family pets Jake and Squeaky. Also sisters: Trudy, Michelle (Randy), Kathleen (Leo), Tina (Danny) and Kelly (Kevin); brothers: Russell (Myra), Ed (Brenda) and Harold; brothers-in-law: Andrew (Sarah), Max (Flo) and Joe (Doris); sisters-in-law: Elaine (John), Betty and Winnie (Aiden). Also a large circle of extended family and friends. There will be no formal visitation or service at this time. A service will be announced at a later date. The family would like to thank the staff of the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital and the Health Science Center for their loving kindness and care shown to her and her family during her time in hospital. A big thank you to Garry Holloway and Holloway’s Funeral Home, Whitbourne and to everyone for your kind words, phone calls, thoughts and prayers.

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PEDDLE, Myra – Our beautiful mother and grandmother, Myra Peddle passed peacefully away at the Clarenville GB Cross Memorial Hospital on January 21st 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 56 years of age. Myra left this world with her heart full of love, and the care and support of her family and friends. She will be lovingly remembered by her partner of 40 years, Herman Seward as well her children: Jacintha Peddle (Mitchell Legge) and Christopher Peddle. Left behind with fond memories and full hearts of their grandmother are her pride and joy, Leland Legge, Slade Bilodeau-Peddle and Soraya Bilodeau-Peddle. There was no shortage of love for our mother among the rest of  her extended family and many close friends. Our family would also like to express their heartfelt gratitude for the exceptional care she received from both doctors and nurses at the Clarenville GB Cross Memorial Hospital. Together, we gave her the greatest gift we could leave her with…peace and comfort. Resting at Fewers Funeral Home in Little Hearts Ease, NL, visitation will be held on Thursday, January 23rd from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Her funeral service will be on Friday, January 24th at the United Church in Southport at 2pm. followed by a private graveside committal service.

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POND, Everest Elisha – September 23, 1924 – February 9, 2020 – Passed peacefully on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg, in his 96th year. Beloved husband of Jean Bloom Pond and the late Martha. Loving father of the late Anuel, (Gladys), James (Sarah), Meryl (Judy), Hedley (Brenda), Bernice (Seymour), Fronie (Ray), Earl, Ross (Cavell), Christopher (Valerie), Trudy and Tracy (Ramcharan). Everest will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, step-children, step-grandchildren, and his surviving brother Llewlyn. Friends will be received at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, Cobourg, on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Church on the Hill on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 11 a.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery, Toronto, on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 12 noon. Donations to the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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RYAN, Minnie (nee Smith) – Passed peacefully away at Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, Minnie Ryan of Shoal Harbour, aged 94 years. Predeceased by her husband Colin; sisters Eva Dean (Charles) and Eileen Seward (Edmund); brother Roy Smith (Vina); brother-in-law Augustus. Left with fond and loving memories her children Delano (Dianne) and Geraldine (Robert); grandchildren Stephanie (Steve), Steven (Angelina), David (Lindsay), Kevin, Sean (Hilary) and Devin (Laura); 14 great grandchildren; sisters Marcella (Arthur) and Alfreda; brother Harvey (Marjorie); and a large circle of family and friends. Resting at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Clarenville on Thursday, March 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020 at Shoal Harbour United Church with interment at the United Cemetery, Church Hill, Shoal Harbour. In her memory donations may be made to Shoal Harbour United Church.

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SMITH, Avril Elizabeth (Blanche) (nee Spurrell) – Passed away on January 2, 2020 at the age of 75. Leaving to mourn David, loving husband of 55 years, and daughters Carmel Smith and Karen Dixon (Scot), from Perth, Australia. Sisters: Janet Smith (Clarence, deceased), Shirley Osmond (Harvey), Lorraine Lockyer (Ed), Brothers: Herbert Spurrell (Myrtice), Norman Spurrell (Eva), Brian Spurrell (Janet). Grandsons Conrad and Ronan Dixon.
After a long illness she is in peace at last. She will be remembered and celebrated by family and friends far and wide who were blessed by her kind heart, generosity and acts of service. The family would like to thank the staff at ER, CCU and Ward 5 South A at the Health Sciences Complex for their compassionate care. Visitation at Barrett’s Funeral Home, Hamilton Avenue on Tuesday, January 7th from 2pm-4pm, and 7pm-9pm and Wednesday, January 8th from 10am-11:30am. Funeral service to follow from Barrett’s Memorial Chapel at 12pm. The Interment will take place at Memorial Gardens, Galway. Donations may be made to SPCA St. John’s.

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SMITH, Mary (nee Seward) – Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, NL on Monday, July 27, 2020, Mary Smith of Gooseberry Cove, NL, aged 77 years. Predeceased by her husband Edwin. Left with fond and loving memories are her children Clayton Jr., Donna; two grandsons Mitchell (Stephanie), Reilly (Amanda); four great grandchildren Leah, Liam, Nixon and Zoey; brother Lou (Janet); half sisters Cecilia , Pauline (Barry); sister in law Janet; brothers in law Clayton Sr. (Marie), Joe (Ninie) and a large circle of family and friends. Cremation will take place. Due to COVID-19 a service will be held at a later date.

 

 

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SMITH, Myra (nee Langdon) – Passed peacefully away at the Lion’s Manor, Placentia on June 7, 2020, Myra Smith, age 90 years, from Hodge’s Cove. Predeceased by her parents, James and Maria Langdon; husband, Norman; son, Ron; sisters, Rita; Ivy (Les Vey);and brother, Norman. Leaving to mourn are her daughter-in-law, Marjorie; granddaughter, Lisa(Nicole); sister-in-law, Jean Langdon; nieces, Cindy(Zane) Saunders, Denise (Luke ) Smith and Diane Langdon as well as a large circle of other family and friends. Due to COVID-19 funeral details will be announced as they become available.

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SPURRELL, Gladys Woodrow (nee Lambert) – November 25, 1935 – March 12, 2020 – It is with sadness we announce the passing of Gladys Spurrell, age 84, at her residence in Buttercove on March 12, 2020. Predeceased by her parents, Eucless and Leticia Lambert; spouse, Thomas; grandson, Evan Baker; brothers, Eli Lambert, Max Lambert and Robert Lambert (Gwen); sisters, Viola McLean (Jack), Evelyn Spurrell (Robert), Annie Dean (Simeon) and Laura Dean (William John); son-in-law, Wesley Brian Peddle. Leaving to mourn are her children, Viola Peddle, Warrick (Maureen), Geneva (John Skanes), Sylvia (Rick Baker), Jeanette (Dale Thomas); 12 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandaughter; sister, Fannie; sister-in-law, Edith Lambert and many other relatives and friends. Resting at St. Albans Anglican Church, Gooseberry Cove. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Alban’s Anglican Church, Gooseberry Cove. Funeral service, officiated by Rev. Beverly Buffett, took place on Monday, March 16, at 2:00 pm from the St. Alban the Martyr Anglican Church, Great Heart’s Ease, with interment following.

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SPURRELL, Paul – Passed peacefully away at home with his wife Darlene and daughter Kaitlind by his side and Merle Haggard playing softly in the background, Paul Spurrell of Butter Cove, aged 61 years.  Predeceased by his parents Robert and Sarah Spurrell; infant siblings Irene and Phillip; sisters Gertrude Seward and Laura Tucker; father-in-law Samuel Smith; step father-in-law Uriah Bailey; grandmother Miriam King; niece Tammy Snow and nephew Dale Seward.  Left with fond and loving memories his soulmate Darlene of 37 years; daughter Kaitlind (Zack); mother-in-law Joyce Smith-Bailey; sisters Minnie Avery (Silas) and Linda Charboneau (Bill); brothers Gerald (Clarice) and Douglas (Betty); and a circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  Cremation has occurred.  Visitation for family will take place Friday 7-9 and for the public Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Little Hearts Ease.  Memorial service will take place on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at St. Alban’s Anglican Church, Gooseberry Cove.

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STACEY, Geneva (nee Whalen) – It is with broken hearts that the family of the late Geneva Stacey of Labrador City, formerly of Caplin Cove, NL announces her passing.  Geneva passed away at the Health Sciences Centre on Friday, January 17, 2020 at the age of 65.  Leaving to mourn with a lifetime of wonderful memories are her husband, Brian Stacey of 37 years; sons Trent Stacey (Jenna) of Labrador City; and Bradley Stacey (Brittany Pike) of Paradise; grandsons Jackson and Noah Stacey whom she greatly adored; brother Raymond Whalen (Violet) of Clarenville; plus a large circle of nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Resting at Fewer’s Funeral Home, Clarenville, NL.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. from Fewer’s Memoial Chapel, Clarenville with interment at a later date.  In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Janeway Children’s Hospital, St. John’s, NL

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STRONG, Penny Jean – Our hearts are broken as we announce the passing of our dear angel, Penny Jean Strong, age 41, from Queen’s Cove at the Health Science Complex, St. John’s, on January 19, 2020. Predeceased by her grandparents, Chesley and Florence Strong and  Adam and Maggie Marsh ; uncles, Darrell, David, Gregory, Lester and Manning; aunts, Elizabeth (Dave) and Barbara (Melvin). Leaving to mourn with countless precious and loving memories are her parents, Ches and Allison; brothers, Lester (Shelley) and Scott (Stephanie); sisters, Michelle (Bradley), Tina (Rodey) and Charity (Mark); fiancé Dennis Greening; nieces and nephews, Christina, Sarah, Kyle, Alex, Cooper, Laura, Nicole and Raine;  aunts, uncles and many other relatives and friends.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at the United Church, North West Brook on Thursday, January 23, 2020     2-4 and 7-9 pm

The funeral service will take place at the United Church, North West Brook, on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 2 pm.

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TAYLOR, Eileen (Dodge) – In this current day of a world-wide pandemic which has changed everyone’s life & the way we have to deal with death – how do you honor the loss of a loved one when you cannot bring people together to grieve, reminisce & pay their respects? It is a tragedy & nightmare all in one – so this is our tribute to our very own modern-day “Wonder Woman”. A compassionate listener who always provided valuable life advice…the world changed when she slipped away peacefully in her sleep on the night of Tuesday May 5, 2020. Eileen Taylor (Dodge) was born in Little Hearts Ease, Trinity Bay, NL in August of 1944. Predeceased by her parents Elsie Pearl Dodge (Avery) (2000)& father Chesley Dodge (1975) & also baby boy Chesley Taylor (1966), she was very much a loving & dedicated daughter, wife, Mother, Grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin & friend. With an infectious laugh & love to “carry-on”, her personality was so very genuine and she held nothing back – funny, strong, courageous, self-less, a truly kind-hearted soul who dearly loved her family & could talk your ear off about her grandchildren Sydney, Austin & Avery. They gave her so much pure joy & loved their Nannie to the moon & back. Lovingly known as “Mudder” & “Da Boss”, she loved to chat & had an amazing ability to put people at ease. Her daughters Kimberley & Nicole grew up knowing the value of hard work & kindness because of her unconditional love. Throughout her life, she loved spending time with family especially at Bowring Park, playing cards, going to Bingo, knitting, reading greeting cards, always enjoyed thunderstorms, watching her TV shows and the NTV Evening News. She loved using her iPad and enjoyed video calls to her grandkids so everyone could make funny faces. An animal lover, she throughly enjoyed her cuddles with Maxx & Stella as well her many other fur babies over the years. She was such a kind & gentle soul who would help anyone – she would give you the shirt off her back & never take anything in return. She was the mother who would come pick you up from downtown at 4am on a Saturday night all because she wanted to know you & your friends all got home safely. Married to Patrick for almost 55 years, love, strength, perseverance & family were their core values. In their early years they truly enjoyed outdoor adventures of ski-dooing, fishing and fireside cook ups. They also have wonderful memories of traveling and seen many beautiful places together. She loved her sons-in-law Todd (Kim) & Dave (Nicole) as if they were her own. A work life that took her on many different paths such as healthcare, accounting, retail and finally an 18+ year career with Sobeys, she was a dedicated hard-worker who always said “a strong work ethic will never do you wrong.” Sadly, a workplace health injury in the 1990’s left her in chronic pain for the rest of her life. Regardless of the pain she endured, there was always her smile, laugh & pleasant nature that made everyone around her feel like they were family. She cared deeply for her brother Ern, sister-in-law Mary & their family with whom she spoke to each day. Lots of great memories with sister-in-law & brother-in-law Linda & John Churchill and family. So lucky to have amazing women in her life, she had strong friendships with her cousins Bertha Greening & Loretta Gosse sisters-in-law Mary Dodge & Linda Churchill. She so loved her many nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by family & friends in Halifax, NS where she loved to visit with Kim & family. Greatest appreciation to the Paramedics, Firefighters & First Responders for their continued dedication to our loved ones. She was our rock – we are so proud to call her Mom – our Super Wonder Woman. We promise to carry forward the very best pieces of you. Mudder – we love you a hundred-million barrels…to the Moon & back. Service to be held at later date. Donations can be made in her name to the SPCA, Heart & Stroke Society, Cancer Research or any charity of your choosing. Many Thanks. The Taylor Family

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TILLEY, Jemima Lucretia (nee Gosse) – Our hearts are broken as we announce the passing of Jemima Lucretia (Tish) Tilley, age 77, at her residence in North West Brook on Sunday , April 5, 2020. Predeceased by her husband, Arthur; parents, Baxter and Nellie Gosse and brother, Hedley Gosse. Leaving to mourn with many precious memories are her daughters, Sandra Tilley (Shawn Longman) and Sherri Tilley-Wanklin (Gary); grandchildren, Drew Wanklin, Chloe Adamthwaite (Geoff) and Brooke Wanklin; sisters , Betty Butt (Claude), Gloria Butler (Bruce- deceased) and Kathleen Martin (Russell); brother, Dolph Gosse (May- deceased); sister-in-law, Loretta Gosse as well as other family and friends. Tish’s life will be remembered for her unconditional love of family and friends… her love of knitting …. quilting for family …. a great card player… memories to be cherished forever. Donations in her memory are gratefully accepted to the Dr. Albert O’Mahoney Manor, Clarenville. Due to COVID-19 a celebration of her life and burial will take place at a later date.

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Transcribed by Wanda Garrett, 2020

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