EVANS, GILBERT ROSS

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Passed away January 18th 2018 from the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony at the age of 61 years. Gilbert was born on February 10th, 1956 to Lewis and Grace Evans in St. Anthony NL. He married his best friend and love of his life, Joyce, on October 4th, 1975 in Corner Brook. Together they had three children; Felicia, Patricia, and Blair as well as five grandchildren; Tristan, Chloe, Jaelyn, Kaden, and Sophia. In the summer of 2016 Gilbert moved back to his hometown from many years of working away to pursue his dream job as Town Foreman with the Town of St. Anthony. Gilbert loved his job and working with the crew at the town hall, he even worked at his most painful times of his illness. Gilbert was exceptionally talented when it came to fixing cars, trucks, or anything with a motor- or not in it (he would make one). Gilbert spent many years as a heavy equipment operator and even once owned his own garage in Raleigh. Gilbert was a true family man and a loyal friend who enjoyed life to the fullest. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife and best friend of 43 years, Joyce; his cherished children, Felicia (Jamie), Patricia (Blair), Blair (Vivian); five beautiful grandchildren, Tristan, Chloe, Jaelyn, Kaden, Sophia; Sisters, Faye (Cecil), Debbie, Lenora, Violet; Brothers, Alfred (Frances), William; Mother in law Hilda and Father in law Thomas Smith; Brother in law Terry (Linda); Sisters in law Shirley (Jeff), Peggy, Pansy; Special Cousin Velma Pynn as well as a large circle of family and friends. He was predeceased by his mother Grace Evans (Richards); Father Lewis Evans; Sister Nellie Taylor; and Brothers in law, Cecil Taylor, Ford Warren, and Karl Tucker. Visitation was held from Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home in St. Anthony until the funeral on Monday, January 22nd, 2018 at 2:00 from St. Mary’s Anglican Church, St. Anthony, with Rev. Katie Flynn officiating. Interment followed. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.

SLADE, CLARA

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Passed away January 15th, 2018 from the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony at the age of 82 years. Clara Slade was born on May 19, 1935 to William and Emma Patey of Pateyville. Clara grew up in Pateyville and later she began to work. She worked at a number of jobs beginning as the assistant cook at the Grenfell House. On October 3, 1961 she married Frank Slade in Happy Valley,and they recently celebrated 57 years of marriage. During those years she worked with Frank fishing as well as on the dock which Frank managed. Clara was a pleasant woman with a variety of interests. She was a member of the UCW, as well as a member of the Legion for more than 29 years. She loved her gardens and flowers as well as her cats.In younger years she accompanied Frank fishing, hunting and travelling. She enjoyed singing and card games as well as being with people. In the last few years she had a number of health problems which limited her activities, but which did not affect her smile. Clara passed peacefully away on January 15th. She is survived by her husband Frank, brothers Louden (Druscilla), Hedley (Marina) Ron (Pam), Ralph (Sally)and sister Victoria. She is also survived by her brothers in law Cyril (Ellen), Eric,and Norman (Dorothy) and sisters in law Jessie (Bruce), Maude (Jim), Mary Slade and Joyce (Ron), niece Phyllis (Neil) and nephew Jeffrey (Jeanette) and care giver Mary Patey as well as many other family members and friends. Visitation was held from Kerry M. Fillatre's Funeral Home in St. Anthony until the funeral on Friday, January 18th, 2018 at 2:00 pm from the St. Anthony United Church with Rev. John 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.

SNOW, ERIC CLEMENT

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Passed away on January 14th from the Health Science Centre in St. Johns at the age of 53 years. Eric was born to Francis and the late Mary Snow on February 5, 1964. He met the love of his life, Diane Hedderson; they married on June 8th, 1985. Together they raised 3 beautiful children who are his precious jewels; Steven (Tamara), Victoria (Todd), Varrick (Jenna). They have 7 Grandchildren; Cortaz, Dakota, Nathan, Kaci-Rae, Amaya, Alexia, and Samuel, whom Eric loved very much. Leaving with fond and loving memoires are wife Diane; Children Steven (Tamara), Victoria (Todd), Varrick (Jenna); 7 Grandchildren; Father Francis; Brothers Roland (Trudy), Leslie (Paula); Sister Mona as well as a large circle of family and friends. Eric is predeceased by his mother Mary; Mother and Father in law Madeline and Hector Hedderson; and brothers-in-law Billy and Gordon Hedderson. Visitation was held from the Pentecostal Tabernacle in St. Lunaire-Griquet from where the funeral was held on Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 2:00 pm with Captain Rideout officiating. Interment followed in the St. Lunaire-Griquet Salvation Army Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.

WARD, JOHANNA MARY

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It is with great sadness that the family of Johanna Ward announce her passing on Friday, January 12th, 2018 with her family by her side at the John M Gray Centre in St. Anthony at the age of 87 years. She leaves to mourn with a lifetime of memories her Children, Gerard (Jean), Cyril (Judy), Clara, Jerome (Shirley), Edmund, Ray, Clarence (Trena), Alice (Keith), Wayne, Clyde, Carl, Dale, Melissa (David); Daughter in law Joyce; 18 Grandchildren; 11 Great-grandchildren; Brother Patrick (Joan), William (Lydia); Sisters Annie (Clyde), Gertrude (Ike); Alice (Austin), and Marie; as well as a large circle of extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her Husband Felix; infant son Ronald; son William (Bill); Son-in-law Wallace Cull; Parents Michael and Alice Alyward; and Sister Isabella. Visitation was held from Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home in St. Anthony until the funeral on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 at 10:30 AM from the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Goose Cove with Fr. George Officiating. Interment followed in the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Goose Cove. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.

SIMMS, GOLDIE

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It is with great sadness that the family of Goldie Simms announce her passing on Thursday, January 11th, 2018 at Charles S. Curtis Memorials Hospital in St. Anthony at the age of 90 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories Son Terry (Pauline), Daughter Dale (Kenney), Son Jeff (Maryann); Grandchildren Jeff (Eileen), Mark (Kathy), Janet (Maurice), Trevor (Tara Lee); Great Grandchildren Christa, Shawn, Lauren, Calie Rae, Riley, Karlie, Megan; Brother Nathaniel Gould (Barb); Sisters-in-law Cornelia Sweetland, Gladys Cooper, and Aurelia Gould; as well as two close friends who became like daughters to her- Minnie Morris and Dot Colbourne, and a number of other family and friends. Goldie was predeceased by her Husband Wilfred, Grandson David, Brother Garfield Gould, Great-Granddaughter Danielle, Great-Grandson Christopher, Brothers-in-law Arthur Sweetland and Thomas Cooper. Visitation was held at Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home in St. Anthony. The funeral was held on Monday, January 15th, 2018 from the St. Anthony United Church at 2:00 pm with Rev. John McGonigle officiating. Interment followed. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.

HOLLEY, DALE

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Dale Holley announce his sudden passing on Tuesday January 9th, 2018 after a short but harsh battle with cancer at Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony, NL at the age of 61 years old. He will be forever remembered and loved by his wife Linda of 39 years, Children; Cara (Neil), Jennifer (Andrew), and Hayward. Grandchildren: Jared, Madison, Marc, Meyah, and Liam. Brother Tom (Joyce), half siblings: Ruby (Melvin), Clarence (Loretta), Bart (Joyce), Bruce (Joan), Terry (Phyllis). As well as a large circle of in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins & friends including his work family at Johnson's Construction Ltd. Predeceased by parents John & Lavinia; nephew Darry and half-brother Tom. Visitation was held from St. Mark's Anglican Church in St. Lewis, NL from where the funeral took place Sunday January 14th, 2018 at 2 pm. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre's Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.

RUSSELL, WILLIAM ELDRED

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Born in William’s Harbour, Labrador on August 10, 1934, passed away January 8th, 2018 at the John M. Gray Centre in St. Anthony at the age of 83 years. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his Daughter Lorraine (Maurice); Grandchildren Melanie and Maria; Brothers Freeman (Rosalind), Howard (Dorothy), George (Louise); Sisters Laura and Clara, brother-in-law Fred Sooley, Sisters-in-law Valerie Russell and Rita Rowe, as well as a large circle of family and friends. He was predeceased by his Parents William and Levenia Russell; Brothers Albert, Jacob, Norman, Melvin, Robert, Redgeway; Sister Susannah; Brothers-in-law Thompson Flynn and Jacob Hill, and Nephew Stephen Flynn. Visitation was held from the Anglican Church in Mary’s Harbour from where the funeral took place at 1:00 pm on Friday, January 12th, 2017 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Gerald Peddle officiating. Interment followed in Anglican Cemetery in Mary’s Harbour. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.