Obituaries – 2020

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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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, 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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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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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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Transcribed by Wanda Garrett, 2020

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