Passed away on June 22, 2016 at the age of 65. Ross was born in St. Anthony Bight on November 5th, 1950 to Myrtle & Alex Simms. He moved to St. Anthony in 1968 and married Rita Hedderson, the love of his life on May 5th, 1978. He went to work in the kitchen at the hospital in 1970 where he worked for 45 years and made many, many great lifetime friends. Ross loved to fish, his favourite place was out on the point down to Upper Brook. He spent many days in the woods, cutting wood to keep his family warm through the cold winters. His favourite place was Fishing Point with his binoculars looking at the whales and icebergs. He was a very quiet man and had very few words, but was loved by all. Ross leaves to mourn Wife (Rita), Son Dawson (Kara), Daughter Lorrie (Marlon), Grandchildren Cameron, Victoria, Brooklyn, Hunter, and Aaron. Sisters, Jessie, Elsie, Bessie (Edgar), Juanita, Nellie (Keith), and Brother Hayward. Sisters-in-law, Judy (Elias), Cassie (Karl), Iris. Brothers-in-law Ernest (Francis), Ross (Pansy). He was pre-deceased by Parents (Alex and Myrtle), and brothers-in-law, John Carter, Elijah Parrill, and Gordon Powell, and Bruce Barney. Mother-in-law Elsie Hedderson, and father-in-law Ambrose Hedderson. The memorial service took place at Kerry M. Fillatres Funeral Home at 7:00 on Saturday, June 25, 2016 with Rev. John McGonigle officiating. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre's Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.
Passed peacefully away at the John M. Gray Nursing Home in St. Anthony on Sunday, June 19th, 2016 at the age of 97 years. Bessie was born to Walter and Maria Dawe of Ireland Bight on May 2, 1919. As a young adult, Bessie moved to St. Johns and worked with the W.H.Ewings Furriers family for four years. Later, on August 11, 1948 she married Charles Budgell of St. Anthony and raised six children; three boys and three girls. Bessie Loved gardening and had a remarkable knowledge of flower varieties. She also loved to read, knit, and crochet. She leaves to mourn Barry (Muriel), Barbara Tuttle (Wayne), Linda Coffin (Roy), Wallace (Zita), Ada Simms (John), Jeff (Sheila); grandchildren Andrea, Jennifer, Mark, Aaron, Brian, Karl, Matthew, Ashley; great-grandchildren Zachary, Simon, Benjamin, Hannah, Kaylee, Noah, Lana; sisters Dulcie, Hilda, Ethel, brother-in-law Frederick and a large number of family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles who passed on May 25, 2016, her parents Walter and Maria Dawe, and her brother George. Visitation took place at Kerry M. Fillatres Funeral Home in St. Anthony. The funeral service took place at 2:00 pm on Thursday, June 23 at the St. Anthony Salvation Army Citadel with Major Dinzel and Kathleen Baggs officiating, interment followed in the Salvation Army Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard funeral director.
Passed away on June 13, 2016 in Fort McMurray Alberta at the age of 30 years. Michael Eric Hillier or “Mike” as he was known by to most, was born in St. Anthony on April 23rd, 1986 to Barry and Angela Hillier of Goose Cove. Michael had a twin brother Matthew. They were inseparable from birth and this bond continued throughout their entire lives. Michael spent the first thirteen years of his life in Goose Cove tormenting so many people but he definitely left his love and wittiness in the hearts of all his childhood friends. Michael moved to CBS in 1998 with his family here he made another multitude of life-long friends. He was like a magnet, everyone he come into contact with just clung to him. In 2001 Michael moved to Roddickton with his family where he lived for four years. It was there that he met Melissa for the first time as a high school friend. In 2005 Michael moved to Fort McMurray where his brother Matthew was living, they were only apart for a year. He lived with Matthew and Tara (Matt’s wife) where he drove her completely crazy all the time. She often quoted “that she felt like she was married to both of them at times.” Michael couldn’t have asked for a better sister-in-law. Michael worked with various contractors and started his electrical apprenticeship in 2008. He received his journeyman’s in 2012 and started working for Syncrude in 2013. In 2014, Michael and Melissa met again which was the beginning of his new family and on March 25, 2016 they welcomed their pride and Joy, baby Cali Angeline; she was his shining star. He was always a happy guy but the last couple of years he had a twinkle in his eye and a permanent smile on his face. His dream of having his own family had been fulfilled. Michael Loved spending time with all his friends and family- and hunting and fishing with his Dad, Matthew, and Jake, He especially loved tormenting and joking with his only sister Mandy and brother-in-law Marcel. He was the best “unky” in the world to his three little nephews; Hayes, Landon, and Ryan. Michael leaves to mourn his partner Melissa Randell; Daughter Cali Hillier; Parents Barry and Angela Hillier; Brothers Matthew (Tara) and Jake Hillier; Sister Mandy Daigle (Marcel); Nephews Hayes, Landon, and Ryan Hillier; as well as a large circle of family and friends. He was predeceased by his Grandparents Eric & Marie Hillier and Maurice & Theresa Bromley; Uncle Anthony Bromley; Aunts Linda and Bessie Bromley. Visitation was held at Kerry M. Fillatres Funeral Home in St. Anthony with the funeral taking place at the Goose Cove Roman Catholic Church at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 with Fr. Vitus Echedo officiating and interment following. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatres Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger Funeral Director.
Passed away at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony on June 16, 2016 at the age of 71 years. Winston Elias Simms was born on March 23, 1945 to Raymond and Gertrude Simms. He was one of six children, one of whom was his twin sister Selma. He lived his entire life in St. Anthony Bight, never feeling the draw to move away from his home. Dick is survived by his brother Alwyn (Elsie), sisters Ivy, Phyllis, Joy, Beverly, nieces Melissa, Cavell, Jennifer and nephews Bob, Byron, Raymond, Corey, Brian, Brad, Don, and Neil as well as many great nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by parents Raymond and Gertrude Simms, sister Selma Decker and nieces Roxanne Pilgrim and Trena Decker, brother-in-law’s Gerald Spingle and Gordon Thorne. Visitation was held at the Salvation Army Church in St. Anthony from where the funeral service took place on Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 2:00 with Major Dinzel Baggs officiating. Interment followed in the New Salvation Army Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.
Passed away peacefully at the John M. Gray Center in St. Anthony at the age of 92 years. She leaves to mourn her daughters Frances (Israel), Grace; sons Hubert (Doris), Edward (Lavenia), Eli (Marlene), Albert (Triffena), Boyce (Michele), Alec (Lorri), Loren (Pansy); sisters Hazel, Violet, Shirley, Sanda; daughter-in-law Ena and 25 Grandchildren, 31 Great-grandchildren, and 1 Great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband Andrew, parents Herbert and Charlotte Rowbottom, Brothers James, Alec, Albert, and sons Calvin and Pierce. Visitation as held at the Central United Church, Quirpon branch from where the funeral service was held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 with Rev. Gus Pendleton officiating. Interment followed in the Quirpon Community Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger funeral director.
Passed peacefully away on the 1st day of June 2016 at her home in Bear Cove surrounded by family and friends. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her Daughters Marilyn, Marjorie(Dave), and Mabel(Brian), Grandchildren Susan(David), Sheldon(Chelsey), Sean, Michael, and Sarah, Her Sisters MaryAnn Dredge and Christina Chambers, Brother Henry Chambers(Barbara), Brother-in-Law Cyril Gould, Sister-in-Laws Bridget Gould, Maria Gould, Hazel Genge, Irene Chambers and Hilda Chambers, Niece Laverne and all other Nieces and Nephews and a large circle of friends. He was predeceased by her Husband Freeman, Parents Stephen and Jane Chambers, Mother and Father-in-Law John and Sarah Gould, Sisters Effie, Georgina, Evelyn, Minnie, Viola, Brothers Edward, Abraham, William and Leslie. Visitation was held at the St. Boniface Anglican Church in Bear Cove from which the funeral service was held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 11:00am with Rev. Omar Reyes officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger Funeral Director