KEVIN W. COLE — Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Thursday, August 25, 2011. Kevin W. Cole of Bell Island; formerly of Orangeville, ON and resided in Spaniard’s Bay, age 70 years. Predeceased by: parents: Bill and Mary Cole; parents-in-law: Thomas and Maude (Nolan) Dwyer; brother: Don Blackmore. Left to mourn, wife: Margaret ‘Peggy’; five children: Karen Cole, Orangeville, ON, Margaret ( Jay) Presswood, Grand Valley, ON, Keith, Kitchener, ON, Denise (Bob) Kinsley, Shelburne, ON and Michelle (Paul) Newton, Spaniard’s Bay; 11 grandchildren: Brandee, Alton, Paget, Keith Jr., Kevin, Kyle, Deanna (Phillip), Rob (Amber), Chris, Brianna and Cole; one great-grandson: Nolan; two brothers: Ray (Molly) Mootrey, Kitchener, ON and Richard Campbell, Regina, SK; eight sisters: Marina (Everest) Collier, Stephenville, Yvonne (Richard) Noseworthy, Sylvia ( John) Malone, Renee ( John) Norris, Rhonda Campbell, all of St. John’s, Heather (Albert) Senior, Marjorie Campbell and Susan Campbell, all of Nova Scotia; also a large number of other relatives and friends. A special thank you to John and Linda Maher for all of their kindness and support during Kevin’s illness. Also a very special thank you to their dear friends Don and Rita Hibbs for always being there. At Kevin’s request, cremation has taken place. Inurnment was held on Sunday, August 28 in St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Bell Island. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations in his memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation of NL. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Noel’s Funeral Home, Harbour Grace. For additional information please call Noel’s Funeral Home at 596-5750 or visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.
LEONARD BUTT (March 1, 1937-August 24, 2011) — On August 24, 2011 our lives were forever changed as a cherished father, grandfather, brother, uncle and respected friend was tragically taken from us. Predeceased by father John Cecil, mother Sarah, brothers William, Jim & Donald. Devoted and loving wife Julia Tuttle of Shearstown and loving daughter Janet Kelly who was taken from us, by his side on that day. Leaving to mourn this tragic loss are: his daughter Glenda (Sutherland); son in law Duane Sutherland and grandchildren Lorne and Sarah Ann of Grand Falls-Windsor; granddaughter Charlene Kelly of Gambo; brother John (Phyllis) Butt of Toronto; sister Gladys O Keefe of Pouch Cove, and their families. Also leaving to mourn are Julia’s extended family in Shearstown, and the community of Gambo who respected and embraced him, as well as the many friendships he has made throughout the years. He was a beautiful man who touched many lives and our memories of him will be cherished forever. Visitation was held at Pritchett’s Funeral Home on Saturday, August 27th, 2011. Funeral services were held at the Emmanuel United Church in Gambo on Sunday August 28th. As his wish the committal will take place in Shearstown where his wife Julia is resting. “ What we have in memory is ours to keep forever”
JANET KELLY (August 8, 1962-August 24, 2011) — August 24, 2011 is a day that will be etched in our memory forever as we lost our treasured loved one in a tragic accident. On that day a beautiful mother, sister, aunt, daughter, niece, cousin, friend and neighbour left us forever. Janet was predeceased by her mother Julia ( Tuttle) Butt of Shearstown and devoted and loving father Leonard, who was also taken from us on that tragic day. Leaving to mourn her loss is daughter Charlene Kelly of Gambo, sister Glenda, brother-in-law Duane, nephew Lorne and niece Sarah Ann Sutherland of Grand Falls-Windsor, extended families of her parents Leonard Butt & Julia (Tuttle) Butt who truly admired and adored her. As well as close relationships with Charlene’s dad Des Kelly of Wabush and his extended family. Janet will be sadly missed by the community of Gambo and all that knew her as she had many close friends who loved her dearly and treated her as family. She was a gentle soul with a big beautiful heart. We loved her dearly and she loved us.
Visitation was held at Pritchett’s Funeral Home on Saturday, August 27, 2011 and funeral services were held at the Emmanuel United Church in Gambo on Sunday, August 28, 2011. Committal will take place at the Pentecostal cemetery in Shearstown, where she will be resting with her mom & dad. “ Wishes, hopes and dreams come true when blessed with a mother as sweet as you” ELI WILLIAM ‘BILL’ SWAIN— Mr. Bill Swain, 72 of Glace Bay, formerly of Sydney passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at the Glace Bay General Hospital with his loving wife, Alda at his side. Born in Bell Island, NL, he was the son of the late Eli and Effie Swain. Bill retired from the Canadian Air Force after 15 years service, returning to Sydney to work with security at Sydney Steel Corp. He was an avid gardener who enjoyed going to flea markets and meeting people and he made many good friends there. He enjoyed tinkering with old radios in his shed. Bill is survived by his loving wife Alda (Leader) Swain, son William (Brenda) Swain, Sydney, step children, Pam Leader, Kim Leader-O’Leary (Chris), both of Glace Bay, and Todd Leader (Alma), Halifax. Bill also leaves behind grandchildren, Ali and Brian Leader, Halifax and Emily O’Leary (Papa’s girl), sister, Ellie King, Carbonear, brother, Everett ‘ Ed’ (Stella) Swain, Carbonear and sister in law, Phyllis Swain, Sudbury, On, and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Bill was predeceased by brothers, Thomas, Richard, sisters, Phyllis Dominic, Mary Crewe and Florence King. Visitation for Bill took place on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at Newsome United Church followed by the funeral service with Rev. Michael Goodfellow officiating. Family flowers only. Memorial donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Cancer Society or Palliative Care would be greatly appreciated. At this time, the family would like to extend a heartfelt “ THANK YOU” to Dr. John Ritter at his staff and to the VON, especially, Debby and Sherri for the wonderful, loving care provided to Bill. Online condolences may be left for the family at: www.pattenfuneral.com You’ll meet him as you go through life, And he’ll always shake your hand, You can count, when you’re in trouble, On the man from Newfoundland.