Obituraries

The Compass - - EDITORIAL OPINION -

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.

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