PITTMAN, REUBEN J.

Passed away on August 28, 2016 at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony at the age of 80 years. Reuben was born in Williamsport, NL on August 5, 1936 to Mabel and John Pollard and raised by Minnie and Elias Pittman. Reuben married Mae Hancock on November 23, 1955 and together they raised two sins, eight daughters, and a grandson. He leaves to mourn his Wife Mae; Sons Kirk (Beth), Bruce (Ruby); Grandson Terry (Theresa); Daughters Denise (Dorman), Rona (Steve), Lorraine (Ivan), Penney (Freeman), Ada (Naaman), Debbie (Daniel), Viva (Edward), Elaine (Percy); Brothers Paul Ballet, Peter Ballet; Sisters Delphine Cassel, Patsy (Hervine) Strong, Mercedes House; 14 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren as well as a large circle of extended family and friends. Reuben is predeceased by his parents, granddaughter Deidre Adams, his brother Stanley Pollard, and stepsister Mary Dempsey. Visitation was held at the Calvary Pentecostal Temple in Roddickton, NL from where the funeral service was held on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 with Pastor Benjamin Brown officiating. Interment followed in the New Pentecostal Cemetery. Funeral services entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger Funeral Director. 

KING, MORRIS

Passed away at the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital on the 28th day of August, 2016. Mr. Morris King of St. Anthony was in his 78th year. He leaves to mourn his partner Inga Peyton and his children Roy(Cavell), Eddie(Lisa), Peggy(Baxter), Rick(Lynn), Morgan(Muriel), Grandchildren Christopher, Michael, Jessie, Dayna, Benjamin, William, Jenna, Great- Grandchildren Jacob and Evelyn, Sisters Phyllis Loder and Mary Taylor,  as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Eli and Gladys King, Sisters Janet (Verge). Hazel Rice, and Ruth Pilgrim.  Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger Funeral Director

PILGRIM, WILLIAM ROSS

William Ross Pilgrim was born in St. Anthony Bight on January 11, 1936 to Harvey Pilgrim and Chatfield (Compton) Pilgrim.  The family moved to Englee when he was a young boy.  When he was 15 he began work in the telegraph office in Roddickton.  At the age 17 he entered the Air Force working as a telecommunications officer.  On October 19, 1957 he married Ruby Newhook of Roddicton.  Together they had three sons, raising them in Roddickton.  Early Wednesday morning Ross passed peacefully away.  Ross is survived by his wife of nearly 59 years Ruby, his sons Shane (Hilda), Todd (Juanita), Trevor (Shanna), grandchildren; Russell (Dawn), Shelley (Chris), Ryan (Shawna), Shelby, Tor and Chantelle, as well as his great grandchildren; Angelie and Layne.  He is also survived by his brother Cluney (Emma), sisters Marion (Ches, deceased) and Joy (Bill). He is gone from our sight, but not from our memory and he will be sadly missed.
The Visitation is being held at the Wesley United Church in Roddickton, from which the celebration of his life will take place at 2:00 pm on Sunday, The 28th of August with Rev. John McGonigle Officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Roddickton United Church. 
    Following the service, a gathering is being hosted by the family at the Mayflower Inn, anyone who know Ross is welcome to attend.
    Funeral arangments are entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatres Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.

 

WHELAN, WILLIAM GREGORY

Passed away at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital on August 22, 2016 at the age of 86 years. William (Billy) as he was known to many, was born in Conche on March 11, 1930 to Nicholas and Mary (Joyce) Whelan. He married Laboura (Carroll) Whelan on November 17, 1960 and together they raised eight children. He leaves to mourn his children; Debbie (Ted Companion), Ethel (Gerard Byrne), Bonita (Sean Temple), Kenneth (Angela), Randy (Carol), Claude (Stephanie), Velma, Willis (Sue); Grandchildren Elizabeth, Geoffrey, Lyndon, Kirk, Kristen, Andrew, Madison, Morgan, Mia, T.J., Keisha, Cole, Bailey, Cassy, Mack; Great-Grandchildren Austin, and Lois; Siblings Maureen, Bride, Susan (John Bromley), Jim (Cheryl), Nick; as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Mike, as well as his brothers-in-law Ralph Carroll, Tom Connolly, Wilf Carroll, Clyde Carroll, and Tom Jackman. Visitation was held at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Conche from where the funeral service was held on Thursday, August 25 at 11:00 am with Fr. Lourdhu Raju Madanu officiating. Interment followed. Funeral Services entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director. 

KEEFE, PEARL MAE

Passed away at Charles Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on August 6th, 2016 at the age of 92 years. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her sons Wesley (Marilyn) Keefe, Robert (Kris) Keefe, Grant (Mae) Keefe, Lomond (Beryl) Keefe, James Keefe; Daughters Beatrice Gear, Nancy (Richard) Shulek, Celeste (Byron) White; Florence (George) Canning; and sister Maude Saunders as well as 23 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, 15 great-great grandchildren, one great-great -great grandson as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. Visitation was held at the Apostolic Faith Church in Englee from where the funeral service was held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, August 11, 2016 with Pastor George Burton officiating.  Interment followed in the New Apostolic Cemetery in Englee. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Kerry. M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger funeral director.

PARRILL, FLOSSIE VICTORIA

Passed away peacefully at the John M. Gray Center on August 8, 2016 at the age of 94 years. Flossie Victoria (Taylor) Parrill was born on April 21st, 1922 in Raleigh to Harvey and Eva (Pynn) Taylor. On January 4th, 1941 she married the love of her life, Norman Parrill of Pines Cove. They made their home in St. Anthony raising 6 children. On Monday morning, August 8th, 2016, Flossie passed peacefully away with her family by her side. She leaves to mourn; one son Roy (Rachel), four daughters, Ena, Dorothy, Mary Ellen (Randy) and Jackie (Hayward). She leaves to mourn, also, 13 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband Norman, son Elijah, son-in-law Robert, parents Harvey and Eva, Brothers Elijah, Valen, Llewelyn, Ernest and sisters Bertha, Ellen, Evelyn, and Ivy. Visitation was held at Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home in St. Anthony, the funeral took place on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 2:00 from the St. Anthony United Church with Rev. Dinesh Gomes and 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, Siobhan Mauger Funeral Director.

ROBERTS, EVELYN REBECCA

Passed away at Curtis Memorial Hospital on August 5, 2016 at the age of 83 years. Evelyn Rebecca (Taylor) Roberts was born on May 3, 1933 at Raleigh to Allan and Deliah (Bessey) Taylor. On December 21, 1951 she married the love of her life, Wilfred Roberts of Quirpon. They made their home in Quirpon together raising 6 children. In 1972 they moved to St. Anthony, where she worked for many years with Fishery Products. After retirement she and Wilfred enjoyed time with their family and friends, their cabins and gardens and attending this church. Evelyn was a life member of the UCW. On Friday, August 5th Evelyn passed peacefully away after battling cancer, and went to be with the love of her life, with whom she spent 64 years. She is survived by her children Marie (Ralph), Cecil (Jessie), Stafford (Patricia), Wavey (Dean), Keith (Marie), Kevin (Debbie), 19 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She is also survived by sisters, Elvie (Cyril) Campbell, Selma Taylor and Grace Taylor, her brother-in-law George, sister-in-law Peggy Taylor many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Wilfred, her parents, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Visitation was held at Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home in St. Anthony until the funeral which was held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 11:00 am with Rev. Dinesh Gomes and Rev. John McGonigle officiating. Interment followed in the Quirpon Community Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatres Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.