BARKER-Reverend Father James Kevin
July 22, 1928 - January 12, 2017 Passed peacefully away in the presence of his loving family, on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home, St. John’s; Father Kevin Barker in his 89th year.
Father Kevin, as he was known, was born and raised in Open Hall, Bonavista Bay. He was predeceased by his parents James and Sarah, brothers Robert, John, Jeremiah and Michael, sister-in-law Lillian, nephews Jerry, Paul and Pius and niece Peggy.
Father Kevin left to mourn sistersin-law Bridget, Alfreda and Anne, 20 nieces and nephews, as well a large number of great and great-great nieces and nephews and many friends.
Father Kevin celebrated 50 years in the priesthood last year. During that time he served in many parishes in the RC Diocese of Grand Falls, including Grand Falls, Windsor, Fogo Island, Gambo-St. Brendans, Clarenville, Bonavista-Port Union, Northern Bay, Harbour Grace and Gander.
On his retirement he stayed in Gander, often assisting at St. Joseph’s and
PETTEN, Catherine M.
Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, Catherine M. Petten of Riverhead, Harbour Grace, age 66 years. Predeceased by parents: Leo and Mary Sullivan; brothers: Harold, Clarence, Ronald, and Michael; sister: Cynthia and infant sister: Mary. Left to mourn, husband: Lorne; one son: Lorne (Rose), Riverhead, Hr. Grace; two grandsons: Tyler and Lorne; four sisters: Diane (Gerald) Callahan, Riverhead, Hr. Grace, Ellen (Bert) Morgan, Hr. Grace South, Elaine (James) Porter, Port de Grave, and Alice (Edward) McCarthy, Riverhead, Hr. Grace; four brothers: Leo (Mary) Sullivan, Gerald (Mavis) Sullivan, Dermott (Judy) Sullivan, and Joseph (Judy) Sullivan, all of Riverhead, Hr. Grace; sister-inlaw: Irene (Gary) Roach; brothers-inlaw: Wayne Petten, Harold (Debbie) Petten, and Kevin (Charlotte) Petten; a large number of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Father Emmanuel Osuagwu conducted the Funeral Mass on Friday, January 20 at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Riverhead, Hr. Grace. No donations by request. Please visit noelsfuneralhome. com to sign the memorial guest book.
more information call Pastor White at 5965426. BARKER-Reverend Father James Kevin
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