NL GenWeb Obituaries
West Coast ~ Codroy District
Obituaries - 1998These 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.
Obituaries were transcribed by BRENDA JANES, 1999. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.
AGNES DOROTHY CORMIER (nee McISAAC)
aged 80 Passed away at the Charles Legrow Health Center on Sept.19 1998, Agnes Dorothy Cormier in her 80th year. She was predeceased by her husband Thomas in 1987 and son Eric in 1995. She leaves to mourn 11 children: Gladys Muise of South Branch, Johnny and wife Eileen of Wabush, Labrador, Magdelen(Mrs. Ronald O'Quinn) of Geraldton, Ont. Alice(Mrs. Stanley Hayden) of Thunder Bay, Wilfred and wife Diane of Truro NS, Andrew and wife Peggy of Geraldton, Noreen(Mrs.Barry Thorne) of Borden, Norma(Mrs. Pat Corne
lius) of Kingston, Joan(Mrs. Mike Verrier) of Kingston; brother Thomas McIsaac of South Branch; 33 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; as well as a wide circle of special friends and relatives. Her remains rested at St. Sylvester Roman Catholic Church. Funeral mass took place on Sept. 23 1998, 3pm officiated by Father Emmanuel Quahishia Internment followed at St. Sylvester RC Cemetery, under the direction of Ford's Funeral Home Ltd.
Passed away at CLHC on November 10, 1998 Mary Elizabeth Downey aged 69. She was predeceased by her first husband Neil McIsaac in 1979. She leaves to mourn her husband Leo H Downey, and 5 children; James (Gertrude) McIsaac, Ann (Bill) Hynes, of O'Regan's, Lorrain (Paul) Chaisson of Tompkins, Gerard (Jessie) McIsaac of Goose Bay, Lab., Sherry McIsaac and Alain of Halifax; 8 grandchildren and a circle of brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews and friends. Her remains rested at St. Anne's Church, Upper Ferry.
Funeral Mass took place on November 12, 1998 10am officiated by Father DT McGrath. Interment followed at Chaple Green Cemetery.||
Passed away at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's on November 19, 1998 Caroline Margaret Ryan in her 58th year. She leaves to mourn her husband Wilfred and 5 children; Arthur of O'Reagan's, Olivera (Elroy) Sullivan of Miramachi, NB., Rowena of St. John's, Dion and Jerry of Calgary; grandchildren, Randi, Jessie, Jillian, and Aaron; brothers and sisters, Michael, Veronica, Philomena, Robert, Shirley, Charles, David, Colette, Colin and a large circle of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Her remains r
ested at St. Anne's Church, Upper Ferry. Funeral Mass took place on November 23, 1998 10:30am officiated by Father DT McGrath. Interment followed at Mount St. Thomas Cemetery.||
KAYLA MELISSA FARRELL
It is with great sadness the family of Kayla Farrell announce the sudden passing of their beautiful little girl on December 10, 1998, 6 years old. She leaves to mourn her parents Christopher and Barbara, sister Brittany; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Farrell of Port aux Basques, grandmother Bernice Gillis of Codroy as well as a large circle of aunts, uncles, relatives and friends. Her remains rested at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church. Funeral Mass took place on December 13, 1998 2pm officiated by Father
DT McGrath. Interment followed at Mount St. Thomas Cemetery.||
GERALDINE TOMPKINS (NEE HAYES)
Passed away at her residence on December 29, 1998 Geraldine "Bride" Tompkins (nee Hayes) in her 75th year. She was predeceased by her husband Frank in 1982. She leaves to mourn 5 children; David (Lana) Selkirk, Man, Paula (Andy) Kehler, Steinbach, Man, Kelly (Vicky) of Tompkins, Theresa (David) Stockley of Great Codroy, Joseph (Tracy) of St. John's; 9 grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Maryann Hayes of Stephenville, Frances Byrne of Kippens, Honora McPherson of Edmonton, Jimmy Hayes of Ottawa, Pat Hayes o
f St. John's, Mike Hayes of Ontario and a large circle of nieces, nephews and friends. She was also predeceased by her sister June Silver. Her remains rested at her home in Doyles. Funeral Mass took place December 31, 1998 at St. Anne's Church officiated by Father D.T. McGrath. Interment followed at St. Sylvester RC Cemetery, South Branch.|
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