NL GenWeb Obituaries

South Coast Region - Burgeo West District

Obits Pre-1998

These obituaries were transcribed from the newspaper, The Gulf News. It is printed weekly at Port aux Basques and is distributed to many communities from Rose Blanche on the south coast to South Branch on the West Coast.

Obituraires were transcribed by BRENDA JANES, 2000. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.

1967
CAPTAIN GEORGE ANDERSON
A pioneer in the ship building industry of Port aux Basques, Captain George Anderson died January 11th, 1967 at the age of 83. In his lifetime, Capt. Anderson built and sailed three staunch vessels and also cut most of the timber that went into them. The first was Mable 1, which he built in 1917, then came the Gladys and Doris in 1936. He saw the end of both of these fine vessels and in 1961 he laid the keel for the brand new Sadie and Eva of 120 tons. He sailed in this vessel with his two sons, Thomas and Edward, until as late as the fall of last year. He is survived by three daughters, Mable (Mrs. William Chant), Gladys (Mrs. Isaac Bolt) both living at Port aux Basques and Freda (Mrs. Ronald LeMoine) of North Sydney; also two sons, Thomas and Edward who are carrying on the family tradition of sailing the seas their father sailed before them. The grand old man is also survived by 36 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
1973
ALFREDA READ
Passed away at Port aux Basques om November 8, 1973, Mrs. Alfreda Read at the age of 91. She leaves to mourn three sons. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Davis were held at St. James Anglican Church on November 10th. Interment was in the Anglican Cemetery at Barachois Hill.

CHARLES BENNETT
Passed away at Channel Cottage Hospital on November 24, 1973 Mr. Charles Bennett at the age of 82. He leaves to mourn his wife and one sister Liana at New Glasgow, NS. Mr. Bennett served with theC.N.R. for 30 years and was an active member of the Royal William Lodge 20, Channel. Funeral service was held on November 27th with interment in the United Church cemetery.

JACOB LOMOND
The death occurred at the Channel Cottage Hospital on December 29th, 1973 of Mr. Jacob Lomond in his 87th year. Mr. Lomond was a well-known citizen of Port aux Basques as he was employed as a Section Foreman with the Canadian National Railways for 41 years. He leaves to mourn his wife Lucy, to whom he was married to 46 years ago by Canon Reid on June 16th, 1927 at Port aux Basques. Other mourners were sons, Gordon at Marystown and Roland at Port aux Basques; daughters, Pearl (Mrs. James A. Musseau) and Margaret (Mrs. Joseph Levey) both of Port aux Basques; brother, Llewellyn of Grand Bay West; eighteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at St. James Anglican Church and interment was at the Barachois Cemetery.
1974
MARY BEAUCHAMP
Passed away at Port aux Basques on January 9th, 1974, Mrs Mary Beauchamp in her 61st year. She leaves to mourn her husband Budd, brother Sandy Spencer; two daughters, Sheila, (Mrs. Henry Legge), Florence (Mrs. Charles House) of St. Johnís; three sons, Robert George and Stuart; ten grandchildren. Funeral services took place on Jan. 12th with interment at UC Cemetery.

MYRTLE LeRICHE nee ANDERSON
Passed away on February 13, 1974, after a lenthly illness, Mrs. Myrtle LeRiche of Charles St. in her 64th year. Born Myrtle Anderson of Port aux Basques she married the late Mr. John LeRiche. She leaves to mourn four daughters, Dorothy, (Mrs. Morgan Anderson) of Halifax, Elizabeth, (Mrs. Kenneth Green) of Port aux Basques, Lorena, (Mrs. Charles Anderson) of Port aux Basques, and Rosena, (Mrs. Owen) Pike of St. Johnís, four sons, John, James, Donald and Wilson all of Port aux Basques, one sister, Lillian Anderson, two brothers, Hubert Anderson of Port aux Basques and Donald Anderson of North Sydney, NS, 24 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. The funeral service conducted by Rev. Warren took place at St. James Anglican Church on February 17th. Interment was in the Anglican cemetery on High Street.

DORA HAYMAN nee PORTER
The sudden death of Mrs Dora Hayman in her 64th year occurred at her home in Lakes Brook, Port aux Basques on February 13, 1974. Born at Fox Island, Dora Porter, she moved to Port aux Basques 17 years ago. She leaves to mourn her husband, Samuel, one sister, Florence, (Mrs. Ward Vardy) of Port aux Basques, two brothers, Mr. Edwin Porter of Port aux Basques, and Mr. Allan Porter of Oshawa, Ont. The funeral service conducted by Rev. W. Davis took place at St. James Anglican Church on February 16th. Interment was in the Borsowlos Cemetery.

ALEX FELTHAM
The sudden death of Mr. Alex Feltham in his 60th year occurred at Channel Cottage Hospital, on February 6th, 1974. Mr. Feltham, a prominent citizen of Channel, Port aux Basques was born and spent his lifetime in this town. He served on the PAB consolidated School Board since its formation and prior to that he was on the United Church School Board. He was also a member of the of the United Church Property Committie. Mr. Feltham was employed by the town as a carpenter for over 15 years and he has been chief operator at the Bruce Arena since its opening. He leaves to mourn, his wife, Dorcas; 4 sons, Gordon at St. Bruno, Que., George, who is stationed with the RCAF in Germany, Richard, at Toronto and David at Port aux Basques; 3 daughters, Jean, (Mrs. Dan Olson) of Los Angeles, Shirley, (Mrs. M. Gannil) of Los Angeles, Mabel, (Mrs. Ken Spencer) of Port aux Basques; 13 grandchildren, one brother, John, of Port aux Basques, foster brother, Stan MacKenzie of Yarmouth, NS; 3 sisters, Ethel, (Mrs. Alex Matthews) of Port aux Basques, Grace, (Mrs. Baxter Squarey) of Port aux Basques and Florence, (Mrs. George White) of Hudson, Que.

ANNIE WALTERS nee MUSSEAU
Passed away after a lengthy illness at her home in Port aux Basques On March 18, 1974, Mrs. Annie Walters in her 55th year. She leaves to mourn her husband, Howard, four sons, Arthur and Albert at Port aux Basques, Eric and Frank at Sydney Mines; her parents, Mr. And Mrs. James Musseau of Port aux Basques; five brothers, Gordon, Reginald and James of Port aux Basques, Gerald at Goose Bay, and Howard at Corner Brook; sister Dolly, (Mrs. Ronald Doyle) of Port aux Basques and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held at St. James Anglican Church on March th with Rev. Warren officiating. Interment was at Barsowlos Cemetery.

MINTER KEEPING
The very sudden death of Mr. Minter Keeping in his 64th year occurred at his home on Charles Street on March 2nd. Mr. Keeping was born at Burnt Islands and was a long time resident of Port aux Basques. He was a war veteran and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 11. He leaves to mourn his wife, Isabel, three daughters, Greta, (Mrs. Cecil J. Strickland), Ruth,( Mrs. Mark Symes), Louise, living at home; sister, Sarah at Halifax and five grandchildren. The funeral service conducted by Rev. Warren and Major Brenson, Chaplain of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 11 took place at St. James Anglican Church. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 11 were in attendance. Interment was in the Borsowlos Cemetery.

IVY SKEARD nee FRANCIS
Passed away at her home in Port aux Basques Mrs. Ivy Skeard in her 72nd year on March 1st, 1974. Born at LaPoile, Ivy Francis married the late Walter Skeard who passed away nine years ago. She leaves to mourn two sons, Elizah and Henry both residing at Port aux Basques, brother, Mr. E. Francis of Harbour Le Cou, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 3rd with Rev. Owen Coffin conducting the service. Interment was in the Anglican cemetery on High Street.

EVELYN MacDONALD nee CLOTHIER
STEPHEN MacDONALD
SHERRY LEE MacDONALD
CHRISTOPHER MacDONAL
The accidental death of Mrs. Evelyn Lorraine MacDonald in her 27th year, her husband, Mr. Stephen MacDonald in his 29th year and their two children, Sherry Lee aged 6 and Christopher aged 3 occurred near their home in Port Hawkesbury, NS on April 11th. The former Lorraine Clothier received her education in Port aux Basques. She leaves to mourn her parents, Mr. And Mrs. John Clothier, three brothers, David at Searston, Max at Halifax and James at home; three sisters, Barbara, Greta, (Mrs. Lloyd Rossiter) and Cathy, (Mrs. Kieth Patey), all at Port aux Basques. Stephen was born and educated at Port aux Basques and also worked an apprenticeship with Bowaters at Corner Brook and when this was completed he moved to Port Hawkesbury, NS. He leaves to mourn his parents, Mr. And Mrs. John MacDonald, two sisters, Geraldine, (Mrs. Alex Osmond) and Kathleen, Mrs (Gerald Anderson) both of Port aux Basques. Funeral services for this family were held at St. James Anglican Church on April 15th with Rev. Owen Coffin officiating. Interment was at the Barachoix Cemetery.

JOHN WELLS
Passed away at Grand Bay, Mr. John Wells in his 88th year. He leaves to mourn his wife Sarah, three sons, Ernest and John at Halifax and Randall of Grand Bay with whom he resided; three daughters, Lillian (Mrs. Charles Anderson) of Halifax, Mrs Mary Turbin of BC, and Alfreda, (Mrs. Arthur Moxam) of Scarborough, Ont.; brother, Albert at Montreal and sister, Mrs. Annie Murphy of Halifax. Funeral services were held by Rev. Dallis at St. Paulís Anglican Church. Interment was at St. Paulís Cemetery.

JOHN MUNDEN
The late John R. Munden, 89 peacefully died at his home at Burnt Islands, March 24th, 1974. He is survived by his wife Stella, daughters, Catherine (Mrs. C. Collier) of Sydney River, NS, Marjorie (Mrs. M. Gordon) of Montreal, Que., Henrietta (Mrs W. Murray) of Port Coquitlam, BC, Olive, (Mrs. R. Walters) at Fox Roost, Nfld, Violet (Mrs. H. Reid) of New Glasgow, NS, foster daughter, Dorothy (Mrs. J. Prudis) of Dartmouth, NS; son Llewellyn of Burnt Islands; sister, Priscella (Mrs. P. Francis) of Margaree, Nfld; 34 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Burial service was held March 26th at St. Georgeís Church, Burnt Islands. Interment was at the church cemetery.

FRANCIS PAYNE
Passed away at his home in Rose Blanche on April 24th, 1974 Francis Payne, in his 80th year. He leaves to mourn three brothers, Clayton at Grand Bay, James at Halifax and Charles with whom he resided at Rose Blanche. Funeral services were held at St. Michaelís Church, Rose Blanche on April 26th. Attending from out of town were Mr. And Mrs. James Payne, Halifax, Mr. John Payn, Neilís Harbour, Marie Hiscock, Burgeo.

JOHN WARREN
Died at Channel on April 10th, John H. Warren, aged 91.

ABSALOM GAULTON
Died at St. Johnís on April 10th, Absalom Gaulton, aged 36. Son of Mrs. Gaulton and the late Charles Gaulton.

MARGARET HODDER
Died at Margaree on April 25th, Margaret Hodder, aged 38. Wife of Archibald Hodder.

MARY KEEPING
Passed away at Channel Cottage Hospital on May 25th, after a lengthy illness, Mrs. Mary (Mollie) Keeping at the age of 67. She leaves to mourn her husband, Maxwell; daughter, Joan (Mrs. Alfred Wilson) and four grandchildren. Funeral service was held May 27th at St. Michaelís Church, Port aux Basques, with requiem mass offered by Father Gash and Father Gale. Interment was in the Anglican cemetery at Barachois Hill, with Rev. Owen Coffin assisting in the graveside service.

BUDD BEAUCHAMP
Passed away at the D.V.A. ward of the General Hospital at St. Johnís on June 16th, 1974 Budd Beauchamp, in his 63rd year. A native of Rencontre West, he leaves to mourn five step-children, George, Robert and Stewart Anderson all of Port aux Basques; Sheila (Mrs. Harry Legge) at Port aux Basques and Frances (Mrs. Charles House) of St. Johnís; brother, James of Mount Pearl; sisters, Monica (Mrs. Richard Willmont) of Milltown, Bay díEspoir and Mrs. Gladys Keyes, of Madison, Maine. Mrs Beauchamp predeceased him January 9th, 1974. Funeral services were held at Wesley United Church on June 19th, with the Rev. TR Mills officiating. Interment was in the United Church Cemetery at Dennisí Pond.

WILLIS READ
Passed away suddenly at his home on June 5th, 1974, Willis Read in his 66th year. Left to mourn are his wife, Harriet; son, Eric, at home; four daughters, Marie (Mrs. Raymond Thorne) of Dartmouth, NS, Claudine (Mrs. Ambrose Matthews) of Port aux Basques, Georgina (Mrs. Gary Guthrie) of Ottawa, Ont., Ruby (Mrs. Frank Johnstone) at Chaulk River, Ont.; brother, Bert at St. Johnís, Nfld; sister, Lillian, at home; eleven grandchildren. The funeral service took place June 8th at St. James Anglican Church with interment at Barachois cemetery.

ALLEN, WILFRED
There passed away at his home on November 10th, 1974, after a long illness, Wilfred Allen aged 71. He leaves to mourn three daughters, Vera (Mrs. Ira Mauger), and Eileen (Mrs. Randell Hardy) at Channel, Bernice (Mrs. William May) at Sudbury, Ont.; two sons, George and Wilfred at Channel; 16 grandchildren. His wife Frances predeceased him 16 years ago. Funeral services conducted by Rev. Peter Barnes were held at St. Jamesí Anglican Church on Nov. 12th with interment in the cemetery at Port aux Basques.

ANDERSON, ALEX
There passed away on September 15th1974, Alex Anderson, in his 72nd year, while on vacation at Fortune, after a short illness. He leaves to mourn his wife Lucy, two stepsons, Alex Button and Donald Button, both of Port aux Basques; one sister Ethel (Mrs. W. Lisson) of Dartmouth, NS; one brother Howard Anderson at Stephenville. Funeral services were held at St. Jamesí Anglican Church on Sept. 18th with Rev. T. Warren officiating. Interment was in Barachois Cemetery.

BALL, MARTHA ANN
There passed away at her home at Isle aux Morts on October 18th, 1974, Mrs. Martha Ann Ball, aged 81. She leaves to mourn three daughters, Edith (Mrs. James Spencer) at Burgeo, Lottie (Mrs. Eric Durnford) at Port aux Basques and Vera (Mrs. Dominic LeFrense) at Isle aux Morts; three sons, Matthew and Gordon at Isle aux Morts and John at St. Anthony; one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Cox at Cornwallis and one brother, George Clothier at Dartmouth; 31 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Owen Coffin, were held at the Church of the Holy Spirit at Isle aux Morts on October 21st with interment in the cemetery at Isle aux Morts.


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