CUNARD, STEPHANIE AYN

Stephanie Ayn Cunard (Aunt Stephie), age 31, found peace on Friday December 1, 2017.  Stephanie was born in St. Anthony, on May 11, 1986 (Mother’s Day), to Ann Marie and Eric Cunard. She has a sister Sara and a brother Stephen.  She graduated High School from Viking Trail Academy and went to Academy Canada in Corner Brook to complete her diploma as a hair stylist. She excelled in her work and will be sadly missed by her loyal customers. Even though her life was full of darkness her contagious smile could light up a room. She found a great love, Kirby House and daughter Sarah who filled the void in her life.  Some of her greatest joys in life were her dogs Chloe and Buddy, her nieces Madalyn, Alex, and her family including her Grandmother Madeline Skinner and Special Aunt Elsie Cunard.  She was surrounded by a large circle of extended family and friends that loved her very much. She lost her battle with mental illness, not because she didn’t put up a great fight, but because she couldn’t fight anymore.  In her own words, her tattoo stated, “My story hasn’t ended.” The story of Stephanie Ayn Cunard has not ended. Visitation was held from the Anglican Church of the Advent in Plum Point from where the funeral was held on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Jennifer Renouf officiating. Interment followed in the Brig Bay Anglican Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.

TAYLOR, PHYLLIS LEONA

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It is with great sadness that the family of Phyllis Taylor announces her passing on November 24, at the Charles Curtis Memorial Hospital. Isaiah and Ada Taylor, of Ship Cove were delighted when Phyllis was born into their family. Phyllis loved growing up in Ship Cove, and she had wonderful memories of Lance aux Souash and Elbone. When she married David, in 1970, she shared those joys with him. After 10 years of waiting, Phyllis and Dave began to add to their family. Then she was also able to teach them the wonders of our beautiful hills and shores. Phyllis had many loves beyond exploring nature. She was skilled in a number of crafts, loved to sew and quilt. Phyllis loved music and was a gifted singer as well as organist. She was also an avid reader. Phyllis went back to school as an adult, and was pleased to graduate from CONA. Underneath all of her interests, Phyllis was devoted to Jesus. She was active in the UCW, was the Sunday School Superintendent and shared her joy in music with both Church and SundaySchool. Her love of children and willingness to serve her community also led Phyllis to lead the Girl Guides. She touched many, many lives. Beyond all of this, her crowning achievement was the love she showered on David and their three daughters and grandson. She leaves behind her beloved husband David, her three daughters Melanie, Jeanette and Sue Anne, her Grandson Jordan, Her Sisters Vina, Manlyn, and Dale, Brother Stafford. She was predeceased by her Mother (Ada), Father (Isaiah) and Brother (Winston). The Funeral service will be held on Friday December 1st, 2017 at 2:00pm from the Raleigh United Church with Rev. Gus Pendleton officiating. Inurnment will take place after the service at the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Ebukwe Funeral Director. Donations can be made to the Taylor Family in Phyllis’ Honour.

GENGE, DELLA MARGARET

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May 07, 1962 - November 17, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Della Margaret Genge announce her passing on Friday, November 17, 2017, following a courageous battle with cancer . Della passed peacefully away at home in Anchor Point, surrounded by her loving family. She was 55 years young. Della was widely known for her beautiful smile and caring nature. She loved her family and grandchildren and was greatly involved in family life. She was creative and very humble about her artistic ability. She leaves to mourn, with cherished memories her Mother Margaret Purchase; Husband Israel Genge; Children Christen (Kim), Jonathan (Jessica), Tiffany (Tad); Grand Children Adrian, Katie, Jaxon, Chace; Brother Lorne Purchase(Cory Mowbray); Sisters Gaye (Baxter Allen), Kim (Rayfield Genge), Martha (Mark Doubleday), Ada (Marvin Applin); Sisters In Law Palma (Dean Genge), Beatrice (Whyman Gaulton), Sadie ( Winston Hopkins) as well as Nieces, Nephews, great nieces and nephews, and a large circle of extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her father, Lloyd Purchase (Corner Brook). Visitation took place at St. Matthews Anglican Church in Anchor Point from where the funeral service was held on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Omar Reyes officiating. Interment followed in St. Matthew’s Cemetery. Flowers by Floral Creations by Nyiesha. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director

“When there was but one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you. “

PARRILL, MARTHA JANE

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passed away on November 14th, 2017 at the John M. Gray Centre in St. Anthony at the age of 96 years. She leaves to mourn her Children Violet (Norman), Reginald, Joyce, Ada (Gerald), Joe (Lelvie), Ron (Wavey), Wayne, Gorvin (Mary Jane), Elmer (Arleen) as well as a large circle of Grandchildren, Great-grandchildren, and extended family. She was predeceased by her Husband Allan; Son Ross; Granddaughters Sonya and Tonya; Parents Ruth and William; Brothers Clyde, Lambert, Sidney, George William, Douglas; Sister Violet; and son-in-law Melvin Bown. Visitation was held from Lower Cove Anglican Church from where the funeral was held on November 17th, 2017 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Omar officiating. Interment followed in the Pines Cove Anglican Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director. 

HEDDERSON, MAE (BERTHA)

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Mae passed away at the Charles Curtis Memorial Hospital, St. Anthony after a lengthy illness.   

She will be sadly missed by son, Roland (Janet), daughters, MC Gillingham, Millicent (Leslie) Tucker, and Tena Earle;  grandchildren, Petula, Tara, Marlene, Myron, Shavonne, Desmond, Andy, Randy and Chad and great-grandchildren, Tyler, Brooke and Ian; brothers Art (Violet) Hill and Abe (Selma) Hill and sisters Ethel Hedderson, Louise (Fred) Bussey and Doris (Joe) Hooper; brothers-in-law Chesley Button, Carl Hillier, Bill Coish and sisters-in-law, Marie Hill, Faye Hill, Nellie Hedderson and Millie Button as well as many other extended family members.

Mae was predeceased by her husband Augustus, son Eric,  grandson Ian, son-in-law Ray Earle, daughter-in-law Nancy Hedderson, parents Jacob and Phoebe Hill, sisters Gertie, Sybil and Violet and brothers Frank and Clayton.

Mae raised her family in the traditional Newfoundland  way - working hard alongside her fisherman husband, raising cattle, berry picking and growing vegetables .  She played a vital and active role in her community, her church and the Orange Lodge throughout her whole life.  Mae loved to travel and experience new adventures, new cultures, new countries and gathered friends and nourished friendships wherever she went.

In lieu of flowers, Mae asked that any donations be made to the Memorial Fund of  Central United Church.   Donations can be dropped off at the church or mailed to PO Box 1, St Lunaire-Griquet, NL A0K 2X0.

Funeral Services will be held at the Central United Church, Quirpon Branch on Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm.  Interment will be held at the Quirpon Interdenominational Cemetery.

BILES, LEWIS JACOB

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Lewis was born in St. Anthony to Harrison and Emily Jane (Fowler) Biles on October 10, 1928.  On May 11, 1950 he married Rosie Patey of Raleigh and they made their life in St. Anthony on ‘’Biles Point”.  They raised their four children here.  Lewis worked for 40 years with Fishery Products retiring in 1992.  In 1994 he lost his wife Rosie to cancer and then began his life with daughter Loretta and son-in-law Heber, supported by all his loving family Lewis passed peacefully away on November 7, surrounded by his loved ones. He is survived by his children Loretta (Heber), Albert (Joy), Terence (Becky) and Ruby (Frank). Also his grandchildren Brian, Byron, Sheldon, Terry, Andy, Stacey and Amanda, as well as 12 great grandchildren and I great great grandchild He also leaves to mourn his brothers Walter Biles (Ethel), Norman Bessey (Marilyn), Edward Bessey, and sister Dorothy Mitchelmore and sister-in law Irene (Reginald), and brother-in-law Graham Richards (Marie) as well as many well-loved nieces and nephews. Lewis was a faithful member of this church and a charter member of the AOTS Men’s Group.  He will always be remembered as a man who loved his family, was a loyal friend and had a wonderful sense of humour. He was predeceased by his wife Rosie, his parents Harrison and Emily Jane Biles, his brother Thomas (Eliza) and his sister Bertha (Victor) as well as a special uncle and aunt Lewis and Grace Biles. He will be sadly missed. Visitation took place from Kerry M. Fillatre's Funeral Home in St. Anthony until the funeral on Friday, November 10th, 2017 at 2:00 pm with Rev. John McGonigle officiating. Interment followed in the Fishing Point United Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre's Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.

EARLE, ROXANNA JOAN

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passed away on October 31st, 2017 at the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St Anthony at the age of 58 years. Roxanna (affectionately known as “Roxy”) was born on June 7th, 1959 to Fred and Shirley Clements. She was born and raised in Roddickton, NL. Roxy came to St. Anthony to babysit and there met her soulmate, Roy Earle. Roxy and Roy married in 1981 and had two children, Ryan and Rhea. She also had one grandchild, Rebecca, whom she thought the world of. Roxy worked at several places during her life: the Light keeper’s Café, Tim Horton, and Flavour Crisp Chicken Coop. Roxy was a very outgoing person who enjoyed life to the fullest. She will be missed; but those who mourn her passing are left with cherished memories. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her husband Roy; Children Ryan (Nick), Rhea (Damien); Granddaughter Rebecca; Mother Shirley; Brothers Corwin (Paula), Everett (Tina); Mother-in-law Velma; Sisters-in-law Eileen (Wade), Tina; Brothers-in-law Morris (Patsy), Roger (Doreen) as well as her nieces, nephews, and large circle of close friends. She was predeceased by her Father Fred Clements; Father-in-law Douglass Earle, and Brother-in-law Ray Earle. Visitation was held from the Pentecostal Tabernacle in St. Lunaire- Griquet from where the funeral service was held on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at 2:00 pm with Pastor John Baker officiating. Interment followed. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Filatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.