- Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear Long Term Care Facility on Monday, November 21, 2016, Pleman Clarke of Victoria, age 91 years. Predeceased by wife: Violet; daughters: Gladys, Ella, and infant daughter; son: Bridle; parents: Augustus and Laura; sons-inlaw: Don Barker and Gordon Reese; seven brothers and six sisters. Left to mourn, seven daughters and two sons: Joyce ( Ellis) Antle, Victoria, Margaret ( Fred) Martin, Victoria, Louella Barker, Edmonton, AB, Rosalind Reese, Toronto, ON, Peggy (Roger Bennett), Edmonton, AB, Judy (Tony) Clarke, Victoria, Randell Clarke (Michelle), Victoria, Pamela (Roger) Durnford, Grand Prairie, AB, and Benjamin (Kathy) Clarke, Red Water, AB; twenty-four grandchildren; a number of great- grandchildren and greatgreat-grandchildren; two brothers: Don (Gladys) Clarke, St. John’s and Bert Clarke (Olga), Long Pond, Manuels; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rested at Noel’s Funeral Home, Water Street, Carbonear. Rev. Karen Thorne conducted the Funeral service on Thursday, November 24 at the United Church and Cemetery, Victoria. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Please visit noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.
- Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, Roy Clarke of Victoria, age 87 years. Predeceased by first wife: Myrtle; parents: Edward and Lily; grandson: Steven Pike; brothers: Albert, Raymond, Wilfred, Percival, Ivan, Maxwell, and Llewelyn; sisters-in-law: Cynthia and Florence. Left to mourn, wife: Ida; four daughters: Mary (David) Butt, Salmon Cove, Arlene (Wayne) Slade, Carbonear, Carla Clarke (Derrick Noseworthy), Bristol’s Hope, and Pamela (Rodney) Branton, Halifax, NS; five grandchildren: Ceanne, Courtney, Charlene, Jared, and Adam; five great-grandchildren: Brandon, Emily, Caden, Kacey, and Parker; four brothers: Leslie (Lorraine), Junior (Barbara), Bruce (Arlene), and Lloyd (Lois); three sisters: Jessie Clarke, Erma (Clifford) Penney, and Sophie Wheeler; sisterin-law: Florence; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rested at Noel’s Funeral Home, Water Street, Carbonear. Pastor Darren Norman conducted the Funeral Service on Monday, November 21 at Bethel Pentecostal Church, Victoria. Inurnment was in Bethel Pentecostal Cemetery, Victoria. Donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of NL, 107-835 Topsail Road, Mt. Pearl, NL, A1N 3J6 or to donate online, alzheimer.ca/en/nl. Please visit noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.
A deteriorating spillway will soon be replaced with a dam in Harbour Grace.
News of the work, which three levels of government will pay for, was announced Monday night during an event to officially open the new stadium. The total estimated cost is $457,084.
The new dam at Bannerman Lake will improve the regulation of water flow into the town’s water system, according to a news release. Avalon MP Ken McDonald and provincial Municipal Affairs Minister Eddie Joyce were present for Monday’s announcement.
“I’m very pleased to see this new funding program at work in the Town of Har- bour Grace, supporting clean water and waste water projects that will contribute to the long-term health and prosperity of residents for generations to come,” McDonald said in the release.
“This project funding for upgrades to the dam and spillway in Harbour Grace maintain key community infrastructure, and will ensure residents in Harbour Grace enjoy a high standard of water quality for years to come,” said Joyce.
The federal government’s contribution to the project is $228,542 through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund, with the province in for $137,125. The Town of Harbour Grace will cover $91,417.
Ken McDonald, centre, joined local MHA Pam Parsons and Mayor Terry Barnes in Harbour Grace Monday night for the official opening of the new Dan Cleary Community Centre and to announce government funding to replace a local spillway.