May 12, 1937 – June 15, 2019
Passed away Saturday, June 15th, surrounded by his loving family at the age of 82 years.  Leaves to mourn with a lifetime of memories; his wife, Elizabeth Myrtle Crane (Pittman); Children, John (Patty), Mary Jane (Gorvin), Marilyn (Ron), George (Brada); Grandchildren, Salome (Dwayne), Scott (Erika), Randy (Lei), Tyler (Danika), Robyn, Melanie, Riley; Great grandchildren, Rebecca, Brooke, Madison, Logan, Sophia, Alyssa, Chloe, Tanner, Maximus; Siblings, Ralph (Hannah), Rendell (Predeceased - Una), Garfield (Hazel), Maxwell (Juanita), Josephine (Predeceased - Aaron), Myrtle (Isaiah), Joyce (James), as well as a large circle of extended family and friends. John was predeceased by his parents, George Henry Crane and Elizabeth Jane Crane; Earl Crane (brother), Betty (sister-in-law), Nelson Crane (brother), Roland Crane (brother), Annie Marie (sister), Lennora (sister), Dorothy (sister), Augustine (sister), and Evelyn (sister). Visitation was held from St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Lower cove from where the funeral will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Omar Reyes officiating. Interment to follow in the Pines Cove Community Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Alicia Patey, Funeral Director.



August 14, 1941 - June 14, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lebert Ropson on June 14, 2019 at the age of 77. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts. Lebert grew up in his beloved hometown of Great Harbour Deep, White Bay, attended Fishers Trade College in St. John’s and then settled in St. Anthony. He worked as a carpenter with Grenfell Regional Health Services until his retirement in 2005. Leaving to mourn their loss, while treasuring their memories; devoted wife, Golda; daughters: Tracy Osmond (Byron) and Kristen Pilgrim (Darin); step-daughters: Kim Fillier and Hayley Fillier-Klepp (Daniel); grandchildren: Julianne, Erica and Kate; siblings: Edna, Eugene, Evelyn, Tryphenia, Patricia; Father-in-law: Kenneth Fillier as well as large circle of family and friends, and special friend, Wilfred Rumbolt. Lebert is predeceased by his parents, William and Lucy Ropson; niece, Kerry-Lynn Johnson and Mother-in-law Melina Fillier. Visitation to be held from Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home in St. Anthony on Saturday, June 15th from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm and on Sunday, June 16th from 3-4 pm and 7-8 pm. The family service will be tentatively held Sunday Evening at 8:30 pm. The funeral will be held at St. Mary’s Anglican Church in St. Anthony on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 11 am with Deacon Arthur Kinsella officiating. Interment to follow at the Anglican Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lebert’s memory to St. Mary’s Anglican Church in St. Anthony or the Alzheimer’s Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.



April 30, 1928 – June 8, 2019

born April 30, 1928 took his Heavenly flight on June 8, 2019. He was the 4th of 9 children born to William and Harriet Reid of Englee. On June 25, 1949 he married the love of his life Ethel Edna Randell of Hooping Hr. [Deceased] Together they built a home and raised 6 children; Doris, June, Edwin, Patsy, Marilyn and Sybil. He is survived by children, Doris [Clement], June, Edwin [Marjorie], Patsy [Raymond], Marilyn [Darrell], Sybil [Gary] as well as 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren, brother Osborne [Bessie] Reid, 2 sisters Diana [Randolph] Lane, Shirley Simmons, as well as a large circle of extended family and friends. The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff of the following for the excellent care their father received; Deer Lake Manor, Western Memorial Hospital Corner Brook [dialysis unit], Golden Years Estates Grand Falls/Windsor. Central Health GFW [Dialysis unit] and nurses of third floor A and B units. Also thank you to Fillatre's Funeral Home St. Anthony. Visitation to be held on Monday June 10, at 7 p.m. from the Apostolic Faith Church, Englee. Funeral to take place on Tuesday June 11, at 2 P.M. from the Apostolic Faith Church, Englee with Pastor Hewlett officiating. Interment to follow in the Apostolic Faith Cemetery, Englee Highway. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. FIllatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Alicia Patey, Funeral Director.


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April 25, 1967 – May 28, 2019

Robert Gordon Colbourne was born April 25, 1967 to Eliza and Winston Colbourne. He was the youngest of three children, with one brother, Whyman and a sister Irene, who gave him the only niece on his side of the family, Christa. At 17 years old he fell in love with Diane Earle. Their only daughter Jillian was born May 29, 1989. Then he married the love of his life on August 2, 1991. Rob and Diane have been each other's best friend since then. He loved spending his spare time at the cabin, fishing and snowmobiling. He enjoyed having a coffee and chats with his family and friends. He was devoted to Diane, and spoiled his daughter Jillian and his grandsons Liam and Jack who were precious to him and "Pop's tag alongs". He always had time for them and couldn't wait to get back from sea to be with them. He was looking forward to the new Grandson as well! He welcomed Andrew his son in law into the family and treated him like his own son. Several years ago Rob got to know God on a personal level and it was evident to everyone the positive change it made in his life. Rob worked hard to provide for his family, unselfishly spending long periods of time at sea. He started fishing with his father when he was a teenager in L’anse Aux Meadows. After he was married, he went to Ontario for three summers Sandblasting and Painting. He then started fishing in many boats on the southern shore. He also fished with some of his uncles on the Calm Sea for 7 years. After that, he fished as a Second Trawl Boss on the Acadienne Gale II for 16 years. Finally, he fished on the Newfoundland Victor for the past year and a half. What kept him going was knowing he had a family at home who loved him and was waiting for him. We bid Rob farewell on this his final voyage and until we meet again May God hold you in the palm of His hand. Robert Leaves to Mourn his Wife, Diane Colbourne; Daughter Jilian (Andrew) Baker; Grandchildren Liam & Jack Baker; Parents Eliza & Winston Colbourne; Grandparents Delilah & Selby Tucker; Sister Irene Simms (Clifford); Niece Christa Simms as well as a large number of other relatives and friends. Visitation was held from the Pentecostal Tabernacle in St. Lunaire-Griquet from where the funeral was held on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Harnum officiating. Interment followed in the New L’Anse Aux Meadows Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.


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January 18, 1926 - May 30, 2019

Edmund (Ted) Patey was born in St. Anthony on January 18, 1926, to Leslie and Amelia (Ash) Patey. Ted married the love of his life, Gladys Tucker in 1950. Together, they built a home and raised three children, Glenn, Kathy and Janice. Their home was always open to the neighbourhood children, many of whom have returned to visit over the years. The latest children to bring joy to his life were his five grandchildren and one great grandchild. He looked forward to their visits and they all cherished every moment they spent together.

As a young boy growing up in Northern Newfoundland Ted loved and embraced winter. He often spoke with pride of his dog teams, his days spent on skis, the boil-ups with friends at Bartlett’s Steady, his many trips to Long Pond and the much anticipated Sports Day on the harbour. He especially loved kicking football (soccer) on the harbour ice or in the fields near the hospital. In later years, he enjoyed his summer vacations around Atlantic Canada camping and exploring with family and friends. His cabins at Long Pond and Pistolet Bay brought him together with friends and provided much joy and relaxation. He loved to plant his vegetable gardens and watch them grow over the summer.

He always said that he lived through many eras of transportation from dog teams and boats to snowmobiles, cars and airplanes. Once he was introduced to motorized transportation, he developed a new passion which led to a career as engineer of the hospital ship ‘Maraval’. He always said “Before roads, the sea was our highway”. He spent many summers travelling the Labrador Coast and Northern Newfoundland with doctors and nurses who provided medical assistance. He said that he even learned to take and develop x-rays on the Maraval. Ted often recounted one eventful trip when the Maraval encountered a hurricane near Saglek Bay.  In order to save the vessel, he and another crewman rowed ashore in 18 ft waves to attach a line. This event was documented by a photojournalist who was on board and the story was published in Life Magazine issued September 19, 1949. Another venture he talked about was when he was asked by Dr Curtis to travel to Boston to bring the new hospital boat, Albert T Gould, back to St. Anthony. He was the only Canadian on board. 

He carried his love of engines to shore, where he was Mechanic and later the Vehicle Operations Manager at the Grenfell Mission garage. He serviced every type of engine including St. Anthony’s first fire engine, a 1929 Model A truck. He remained in this position until 1991, when he retired after 48 years with the International Grenfell Association/GRHS. 

Ted still found time for recreation and was one of the founding members of the St. Anthony Athletic Club. The club established and maintained the first outdoor rink and was instrumental in the building of the St. Anthony Olympia. Ted spent countless hours maintaining the water pumps and generators at the arena. He was described as a valuable asset and great contributor and in 2005 was inducted into the St. Anthony Recreational Hall of Fame as a Builder.

He was a real historian and had an amazing ability to recollect with accuracy any event that he encountered throughout his life. He has been interviewed by several authors and has provided essential information for them to complete their writings about Northern Newfoundland and Labrador.  Listening to him tell stories of his lifelong adventures will be sadly missed by family, friends and all that knew him.

He is survived by his children Glenn, Kathy (Colin Morris), Janice (Paul Kattenbusch); grandchildren Danielle (Joshua Cole), Shawna Morris (Albert Rand), Lauren, Brooke and Nicholas Kattenbusch; great grandchild Patrick Cole; sister Violet Decker; brother Dennis Patey (Dorothy); niece, Sharon Spurrell; nephews, Dion, Danny and Darren Patey.

He is predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Gladys, his sisters Mary Belle Patey and Rosalie Spurrell.

Visitation to be held from Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home in St. Anthony on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 3-4 pm and 7-9 pm and on Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. The funeral will be held on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm from the United Church in St. Anthony with Rev. Gus Pendleton officiating. Interment to follow. Donations of flowers graciously accepted as well as donations to the Alzheimer’s Society in loving memory of Mr. Patey’s late wife, Gladys.


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1933 -2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Jessie Coombs, of Plum Point on May 28, 2019 at the age of 86 years.

Jessie was born in Birchy Head, NL. but lived her life in Plum Point close to her children. Jessie was first and foremost a dedicated mother to her children. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. Jessie especially loved being a Nan to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

We were truly blessed with a kind and loving mother and we will mourn greatly our loss.

Jessie was predeceased by her husband; Henry Coombs who was the love of her life. Her parents; Silas and Maria Hedge, parents in-law; George and Nellie Coombs, siblings; Miriam (Gilbert Parrill), Hilda Minette Hedge, Wilfred Stanley Hedge, Roland Wesley Hedge and Harvey Clyde Hedge, siblings in-law; Eliza Maynard, Jessie Noseworthy, Evelyn (Leslie Harvey), Rendall Coombs, Gordon Coombs and Ike Gibbons.

Left to celebrate her life and cherish fond and loving memories of her are her children; Rachel (Colin Williams), Ivy (John Gibbons), Stanley (Julia), Karen (Leslie Doyle), Gordon and Evelyn, siblings in-law; Caroline Hedge, Judy Hedge, George Coombs (Virginia), Rachel Gibbons, Wallace Maynard, Donald Noseworthy and Muriel Coombs, grandchildren; Colin, Joe, Cristy, Abe, Jessica, Gavin, Rodney and Daniel, great grandchildren; Brett, Grant, Caleb, Colton, Jenna and Mia. Many nieces & nephews and a wide circle of other family and friends.

Visitation will begin at 11:00am on Friday May 31, at the Anglican Church of the Advent in Plum Point, and there will be a Family Service at 7:00 pm. The funeral is scheduled for 11:00 am on Saturday, June 1, followed by the Burial at Pond Cove Cemetery.


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May 2, 1936 - May 26, 2019

Born May 2nd, 1936 to Douglas and Ester Ann Clark of Bolsters Rock, Labrador. At a very early age age was place in the orphanage in Cartwright where she went to work at the hospital at the age of 13 as a cook and cleaner. At the age of 19 she came to Newfoundland with Fannie and Annie Hedderson and this is where she met the love of her life, Douglass Bartlett. On May 17, 1956 they married and had 8 children. Her life was filled with loving and providing for her family. She was one of the best at fulfilling this job. She was the kind of woman that welcomes everyone and did what she could for them. You could never leave her home without a cup of tea. She leaves to mourn with a lifetime of memories, her Sons, Donald (Wavey), David (Kettie), Frank (Doris), Richard; Daughters, Barbara (Ross), Lilly (Dennis), Judy (Randolph), Wanda (Steve); Grandchildren, Damien, Jordan, Caitlin, Ladine (Corey), Andrew, Shannon (Michelle), Cheryl (Ryan), Jason (Shawna), Catrina (Sheldon), Stacey (Ian), Paul, Stephanie, Vanessa (Jonathan); Great-grandchildren, Kailey, Kera, Jayden, Jake, Amy, Grady, Leo, Luke, Sharaya, Lacey, Roman as well as a large circle of extended family and friends. Charlotte was predeceased by her Husband, Douglas Bartlett and her sisters, Blanch Roberts and Phoebe Pardy. Visitation to be held from the All Saints Anglican Church in Dark Tickle beginning the afternoon of Tuesday, May 28, 2019 and will continue until the funeral on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at 2:00 pm with Rec. Deacon Arthur Kinsella officiating. Interment to follow.