TUCKER, WILFRED LEONARD

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July 21, 1939- August 26-2018

In the arms of his loving family, Wilfred passed away on August 26 at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, in St. John's. In December 1956, at the young age of 17, Wilfred joined the Royal Canadian Artillery and was based in Shilo, Manitoba. His second year would see him deployed to Germany with Nato. Upon his return, he spent some time fishing and working as a deckhand aboard the Scientific Exploration Ship, Theron. He also spent some time guiding the American Hunters in central Newfoundland. Wilfred spent the next 15 years employed with James W. Patey Plumbing and Heating in St. Anthony, before being employed with the Corp of Commissioners. Wilfred was based in airports, St. Anthony and St. John's until his retirement in 2001. During his working career he was also a volunteer with the Canadian Forces Reserves (Ranger) for 12 years. He leaves to mourn his wife of 51 years, Mabel. Their children; Mona (Junior), Maxine (Rodney), Kevin (Kelly), Kenneth (Jeanette) and Bonnie (Darren). Grandchildren; Tyler (Mindy), Jeremy (Michelle), Olivia, D'marco, Kayla (Rod), Kendall, Katie, Deven and Brianna. Great Grandchildren; Lyla and Colton. Brother Selby (Delilah), and Sister Mamie. Also leaving to mourn extended family and a large circle of friends who will miss his stories, kindness, and humour. Predeceased by his parents Kenneth & Elizabeth Tucker, half-sister Verdie (Tom) & half-brother Roderick. Brothers, Wilson (Jessie), Valen (Daisy) & Carl (Millicent) and brother-in-law Newton Morgan (Mamie).Visitation was held from the United Church in Ship Cove from where the funeral service was held on Thursday, August 30th, 2018 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Gus officiating. Interment followed in the Ship Cove United Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Alicia Patey, Funeral Director.

ELLIOTT, CALEB JOHN

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Passed away August 22, 2018 at the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony at the age of 95 years. Caleb was born in Billy’s Harbour and moved to Cook’s Harbour as a young man. He fished up until his late thirties. Then he went to work with the Department of Highways where he stayed until his retirement after 22 years. Caleb loved the outdoor life and spent as much time as possible hunting, fishing, or just boiling the kettle. As long as he was outside he was happy. He will be surely missed by all his friends and family. May he rest in peace. Caleb leaved to mourn his Brother, Amos (Faye); Sisters, Millie and Rachel (Allan); Brother-in-law, Wesley as well as a long list of nieces, nephews, and close friends. A special thank you is extended to Caleb’s closest friends who were always by his side, Mae Richards and Bob Mesher and families. Caleb was predeceased by his Wife, Cornelia; Parents Bertram and Priscilla; Sisters Eliza, Edith, Dora, Yvonne, and Gladys; Stepmother Maude; Nephew Lorne; Great-nephew Dillon; and Brother Oswald. Visitation was held from St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in Cooks Harbour from where the funeral was held on Saturday, August 25th, 2018 at 2:00 with The Right Reverend John Organ officiating. Interment followed. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Alicia Patey Funeral Director.

BAINES, MELVIN H.

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Passed away at the Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders on August 10, 2018 at the age of 68 years. Melvin was born on March 25th, 1950 to George and Alma Baines. He met the love of his life Olga Coombs 40 + years ago; together they raised one child, Lars until her passing in November 2014. He loved the outdoors, hunting, and most of all his Grandsons, Bo and Reid. He will be surely missed by all who knew him. Melvin leaves to mourn his Son, Lars (Thelma); Grandsons Bo and Reid; Siblings George (Liz), Hayward (Jessie), Olga (Albert), Augustine, Kay, Joyce (Jim), Iris (Lambert); Sister-in-laws Dorcas, Shirley as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends. He is predeceased by his Life Partner Olga; Parents George and Alma; Siblings Noah, Leander (Lucy), Wilfred (Theresa), Virginia (Nathaniel), Harold; and Brother-in-laws Les and Harvey. The funeral was held on August 16th, 2018 at 2:00 pm from St. Margaret's Anglican Church in Reef’s Harbour with Rev. Claire Stewart officiating. Inurnment to take place at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.

GENGE, STEDMAN

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Passed away August 11, 2018 at the age of 87 years. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, his Children, Claude (Daphne), Henry (Marion), Myrtle, Nancy (Pat), Harvey (Livina), Roy (Priscilla), Sted (Karen); Grandkids, Dwayne (Tina), Tyrone, Claude Jr. (Elva), Jillian (Keith), Mitchel (Gina), Maurice (Melissa), Tobi (Pam), Jordan (Jessica), Candace, Natasha (Chris), Kristopher (Effie), and Tyler (Tara); Great-grandkids, Mackenzie, Courtney, Keira, Blade, Victoria, Jayden, Chloe, Ava, Jenna, Jarod, and Ethan; Siblings, Dulcie, Kirby (Vivian), Roland (Jessica), Isaac (Hazel), and Tena, as well as a large circle of extended family and friends. Stedman was predeceased by his Wife, Alma; Parents, Abraham and Alice; Brother, Noah; Son-in-law, Don; Great-grandson, Nicholas. Visitation was held from St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in Anchor Point from where the funeral was held on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Claire Stewart officiating. Interment followed in the Anglican Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Alicia Patey Funeral Director. 

KENNEDY, JOHN

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Passed away August 7th, 2018 at the age of 89 years. John Kennedy was born in Flowers Cove, NL on February 25th, 1929. John was the son of Uncle Mike (Nicholas) and Mary Ann Kennedy (Young). John (Jack as he was lovingly known) was placed in the Grenfell Orphanage in St. Anthony at the age of 7 years old where he was raised and educated until he was 17 years of age. Upon leaving the Orphanage he travelled by dog sled team to Main Brook where he was employed by Bowaters as a Cookee initially but was later hired as a lumberjack. He moved to Roddickton where he continued his career as a woodsman. Uncle Mike, John’s father was residing in Roddickton at that time and was operating a general store. Shortly after moving to Roddickton he met the love of his life Meta Cassell. They were married February 28th, 1952. He set up his own business John Kennedy & Sons for which he was the owner & operator for 30 years. Together with his loving wife they raised a family of 8 children.  After closing his business John & Meta moved to Ontario where he worked in the logging industry for ten years. Upon retiring they moved back to Roddickton where they lived a very contented, loving and happy life together until the morning of August 7th, 2018. John loved and served the Lord for the majority of his life. He had an ear for music and sang and played the violin as part of the Apostolic Faith Mission in Roddickton for many years. He had a heart for others and everyone he met was a friend. He opened his home and his heart to everyone. He judged no one and lived only to serve others. When you saw him, he would greet you with his smile and a wave of his hand. John was a brilliant man with an avid love of reading. He was a hard-working man who loved his family dearly. John passed peacefully away into the presence of the Lord with his wife and some members of his large family by his side. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Meta and 7 of their children. 24 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.  He leaves behind a legacy of music, faith, love and hope. He is predeceased by his parents, his daughter Marjorie and great-grandson Nicholas. Visitation was held from he Apostolic Faith Church in Roddickton from where the funeral was held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Chris Hewlett officiating. Interment followed. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre's Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Alicia Patey Funeral Director.

Special Note of Thanks goes to Dr. Yagoob, the nursing staff & palliative care unit of Curtis Memorial Hospital, St. Anthony, Dr. Girgis & the nursing staff of White Bay Central Health Care, Roddickton, K. M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, Pastor Christopher Hewitt & Ministry as well as the musicians, choir and ladies group of the Apostolic Faith, Roddickton. Thank you to everyone who has called, sent messages and cards. If we have missed anyone thank you so much for your kindness.

PENNEY, MARIE EMMA

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May 26, 1944 – August 1, 2018


On August 1, 2018, Marie passed into the presence of the Lord. Marie was born on May 26th, 1944 to parents Fletcher and Myrtle Weir of Roddickton, NL. After finishing school Marie accepted a job as a Nurse’s Aide with the Roddickton Health Clinic. Marie met the love of her life, Daniel Hodge, in 1963 and married that same year. Marie and Daniel were blessed with 5 children; one boy, Perry, and 4 Girls, Patty, Bonnie, Connie, and Joanne. In 1994 Marie’s Husband, Daniel Hodge, passed into the presence of the One that he loved and served. Then, in 1999 Marie met and married George Penney from Port Hope Simpson, Labrador and she was blessed to have inherited two stepsons (spouses) and 5 stepdaughters (spouses) and grandchildren. Marie and George lived in St. Lunaire-Griquet for a year and then moved to Roddickton where they lived together until her untimely passing. Marie leaves to mourn her Husband, George Penney; Daughter, Pastor Bonnie Hodge – Edmonton, AB; Sisters, Victoria (Gilbert), Madonna (Murray), Glenda (Chris) – Thompson, MB; Brother Pleman; 2 granddaughters, Samantha (Dale) – Ft. Mcmurray, AB, Stephanie (Matt) – Ft. Mcmurray, AB; 2 Great-granddaughters Makayli – Edmonton, Cecilia – Ft. Mcmurray; 1 Great-grandson, Zackary – Ft. Mcmurray, as well as a large circle of extended family and friends. Marie was predeceased by her first Husband, Daniel Hodge, 4 Children; Perry, Patty, Joanne, and Connie; her parents Fletcher and Myrtle Weir; Brothers Alfred, Kevin, Garland and her Sister Jennie.

KEARNEY, FRANCIS

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Francis Kearney of Croque passed away at the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital on June 4th, 2018 at the age of 62 years. Left to mourn his passing his passing are his sisters and brothers; Marie Byrne- Conche, Angela Tremblett- Bonavista, Margaret (Wade) Dooley- Bay Bull, Patsy (Cyril) Turpin- British Columbia, Dennis Kearney- Carbonear, and Ivan (Kay) Kearney- Croque; Brother-in-law Barry Squires- St. Phillips. Francis was predeceased by his Father William Kearney, Sister Joan Squires who passed in 2007, Mother Mary Agnes Kearney in 2010, and Brother Louis Kearney in 2017. He will be dearly missed. Cremation took place and a service is scheduled for August 1, 2018 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church in Croque. Funeral services entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, Funeral Director.