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.

TOOPE, ROY JR.

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March 27th, 1977 – June 22nd, 2018

Many hearts were broken when such a loving and amazing young man was taken from us way too early. Roy Toope Jr of Pond Cove, NL, died on June 22nd, 2018 at the age of 41 years, during a tragic accident while working on the Trans Labrador Highway. Roy was born March 27th, 1977 in St. Anthony, NL, to parents Roy & Rhoda (Gibbons) Toope, and from that day on, he was a special boy to so many. Roy graduated St. Augustine Central High in 1995 with lots of memories and friendships. Roy always had a love for working in the woods and completed a Diploma in Forestry from the College of the North Atlantic. He had many different jobs but one of the most enjoyable jobs was working many years as a Harvester operator, where he made lots of close friends. Roy loved the outdoors - whether it was Salmon Fishing, Hunting, working in the woods or riding skidoo. A few years ago, Roy began his own little piece of paradise – a cabin – at Ten Mile Lake, which he loved and enjoyed for a short time. It will always be a place that holds precious memories that his family will treasure forever. Roy or as most of us called him, Royee, held a very special place in many hearts. His infectious smile had a way to lighten anyone’s day. From listening and reading all the memories from loved ones and co-workers, it was easy to see that Roy was one of a kind – the Best Kind. He will never be forgotten and always remembered by the love of his life, Nadine Crane, Parents Roy and Rhoda Toope, Brother Chesley (Diana), his best buddy and nephew, Parker,  Special Pet Mia, Grandmothers Virginia Gibbons and Jane Toope, In Laws Nicole, Ted, and Melvin King, Aunts and Uncles, Louise (Baxter) Short, David (Ellen) Gibbons, Nancy (John) Gibbons, Joyce (Rol) Way, Elva (Claude) Genge, Sandra (Winsor) Williams, Debbie (Darren) Taylor, Lorie (Rod) McLean, Judy (Thomas) Caines, Beulah (Joe) Pittman, Dorcas (Daniel) Scanlon, Jackie (Dereck) Caines, Andrew (Flora) Toope, Reg (Kathy) Toope, Rachel (Steve) Williams, Jim (Yvonne) Toope, Eileen (Sterling) Wells, and Whyman Mitchelmore Sr and  a large circle of cousins and very close friends. He is predeceased by Grandfathers Chesley Gibbons and James Toope Sr, Aunt Minnie Mitchelmore, Cousin Wayne Mitchelmore, and In Laws, Earl and Betty Crane. The Celebration of Roy’s life was held on Friday, June 29th, 2018 at 7:00pm at the Church of Advent in Plum Point followed by funeral on Saturday, June 30th, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the Pond Cove Cemetery by Rev. Jennifer Renouf. Crematory services were made by Barrett’s Funeral Home in St. John’s, NL. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Alicia Patey Funeral Director.

HUMBY, MAXWELL WILLIAM

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HUMBY, MAXWELL WILLIAM

Passed away June 16th, 2018 at the age of 84 years. Maxwell William Humby (affectionately known as Max and/or Mackie) was born on May 22nd, 1934 to Edward (Sr.) and Jessie (Adams) Humby. Max was born in St. Lunaire-Griquet, NL and moved to Roddickton, NL in the early 1950’s. There Max met and married the love of his life, Margaret Marie Denney on the 24th day of November 1955 with the wedding being officiated by Pastor Samuel G. Newman. Together they were blessed with nine (9) children, six (6) girls and three (3) boys. They were also blessed with fifteen (15) grandchildren and fifteen (15) great-grandchildren. Max was well known and respected in his community and worked for a number of years in various occupations. He was employed with Bowater’s as a wood cutter, Eli Decker’s Garage as a mechanic, E.G. Humby and Sons Oil Company, and Roddickton Town Council as a heavy equipment operator/snow clearing/water and sewer maintenance. After his retirement Max continued to work as a “JACK OF ALL TRADES” paving driveways, potholes, parking lots, etc. Max had a very outgoing personality and enjoyed life to its fullest. He was the BEST Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-grandfather that a person could ever ask for. Makie will be sadly missed but those who mourn his passing are blessed with cherished memories of him that will last a lifetime. Maxwell leaves to mourn his Wife, Margaret Marie (Denney); Children, Loretta (Ivan Foss), Ivy (Clarence Andrews), Triffey (Melvin Pollard), Gwen (James Wilcox), Eileen (David Ferren), Trevor, Guy (Melanie), Bruce (Laura Jacque), Zonya (John McIvor); Grandchildren, Stephen (Doreen), Tammie (Keon Randell), Tanya (Dennis Hancock), Jeffery (Chantille Pollard), Natasha Andrews, Jessica Wilcox, Jacinta (Josh Lafitte), Kaitlyn Ferren, Emily Ferren, Clara Humby, Matthew Wilcox, Julianna Humby, Jocelyn Jacque; Great-grandchildren, Jacob Hancock, Emma Hannon, Olivia Hannon, Ryan Hiscock, Hailie Beasant, Abigail Hiscock, Layton Beasant, Alec Randell, Lucas Pollard, Lily Hancock, Max Randell, Alexis Lafitte, Nathan Pollard, Alaya Lafitte; Siblings, George (Alma Harris), Emma (Cluney Compton), Alfred Leonard (Hazel Blake), as well as a large circle of extended family and friends. Visitation was held from the Calvary Pentecostal Church in Roddickton, NL from where the funeral was held on June 20th, 2018 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Brown officiating. Interment followed. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.

GILLARD, FANNIE VIRTUE

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passed away June 15th, 2018 at the White Bay Central Health Center at the age of 77 years. She leaves to cherish memories, her husband, Ivan Gilard; Sons, Scott (Gail), Roy (Erin); Daughters, Sadie, Sandra (Barry), Sheila, Bessie-Mae (Gordon), Bernice (Neil), Bonetta (Grant); Brothers, Hayward (Joan), Alwin (Fay), Rick (Drucella); Sisters, Myrtle, Evelyn (Elias), Irene, Yvonne (Fred), Joan (Clifford); 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. Visitation was held from the Apostolic Faith Church in Englee from where the funeral was held on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 at 2:00 pm with Pastor George Burton officiating. Interment followed. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.

ROWBOTTOM, MARY JANE

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August 15th, 1935 – June 6th, 2018

Mary was born on August 15th, 1935 at Cook’s Harbour. The daughter of Ernest and Rita Hill. On August 28th, 1951 she married George Rowbottom from Quirpon. Together they raised 11 children. She passed away on June 6th, 2018. She will be greatly missed by all. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her Sons Ernest (Kathy), Eli 9Mary), Gary (Hazel), Lorne, George (Marlene), Dwayne (Donald), Ashley (Tina), Nathan (Rhonda); Daughters Dale, Terry (George), Cindy (Merrill); Sister Margaret; Companion Everton, Grandchildren, Great-grandchildren, Special Nephew, George (Naomi) as well as a large circle of relatives, friends, and special friends. Mary Jane was predeceased by her Husband George, Father Ernest, Mother Rita, Grandson Riley, Sister Elizabeth, Brothers Albert, Joseph, Thomas and Harvey. Visitation was held from Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home in St. Anthony. The funeral was held on June 8th, 2018 at 2:00 pm from the Salvation Army Church with Captains David and Melanie Rideout officiating. Interment followed. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.

GIBBONS, JAMES

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November 3, 1947 – May 20, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of the late James Gibbons announces his passing. James was born on November 3, 1947 on Current Island. In 1969 he married Gladys Bonnell, together they had two children; Jimmy and Winnie. He had five grandchildren that he adored. He had two sisters; Edith (Isaac) and Lillian (Jim) and bothers Martin (Annie) and Edmund (Paula). He was a fisherman for 30+ years and was an active member of his local fisherman’s committee. Jim was also a proud member of Loyal Orange Lodge and enjoyed Saturday night with his member friends. He will be forever missed. He leaves to mourn his wife Gladys; Children Jimmy (Carol) and Winnie (Darcy); Grandchildren Luke, William, Ben, Makenna, and Micah as well as a large circle of family and friends. James was predeceased by his parents Stephen and Myrtle; Brother Martin; and Niece Eileen. Visitation was held from St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Black Duck Cove from where the funeral service was held on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 11:00 am with Rev. Jennifer Renouf officiating. Interment followed. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home. St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.

PILGRIM, GORDON SAMUEL

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Gordon Samuel Pilgrim was born February 17th, 1931 to Charles and Sarah Jane Pilgrim in St. Anthony Bight. He died in St. Anthony Bight early in the morning of May 26th, 2018, his sister Mabel present with him. Gordon was a fisherman and a bachelor. He lived all his life in St. Anthony Bight. Gordon was not a traveler, but enjoyed a trip to the United States in 2004 and a trip to Belle Island despite this. For a short time, he and a cousin ran a restaurant in the Night, the “Wagon Wheel”. Gord had the reputation of being “easy going”, until this winter he loved playing darts and of course there was moose hunting, which he particularly enjoyed. Gord loved life and lived it well. Gordon leaves to mourn his sister Mabel Strain; niece Sarah Strain (Wayne); nephews David and Leland Strain (Cindy); grand-nephew Noah Strain as well as a long list of extended family and friends. Gordon is predeceased by his parents Charles and Sarah Jane Pilgrim; Brother-in-law Roy Strain; as well as two small sisters who died as infant babies. Visitation was held from Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home and From the United Church in St. Anthony Bight. The funeral was held from the United Church in St. Anthony Bight on May 29th, 2018 at 200 pm with Rev. Gary Jones officiating. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.