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Hoskins Funeral Home

271 Water Street Botwood, NL
Botwood, NL A0H 1E0
(709) 257-4899

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FALLEN WORKERS: Bridgework in Merritton claims worker - St. Catharines Standard

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Pollard was the son of Abraham and Lillian (Gillard) Pollard. Few details are known about his early life. He was married in October 1912 to Hannah Mary Adams (born December 1892) at Botwood, in the District of Twillingate, Newfoundland.Hannah (a.k.a. Annie or Anna) was the daughter of Adam and Matilda (Jenkins) Adams. Two children were born as a result of this union, a son, Edward, and a daughter, Matilda.In November 1917, Pollard was certified as a fireman and was living at Reserve Mines in Cape Breton, N.S. At some point after this, the family moved to the Niagara area.The 1921 census showed that the Pollard family lived on Burgar Street in Welland. Matilda Adams, Pollard’s mother-in-law, had remarried to Elkanah Sheppard, a carpenter who lived just one street away on Garner Avenue. Pollard was described in records at that time as being employed as a labourer. He and his family were active members in the Salvation Army, and Pollard served as a colour sergeant.Pollard was eventually hired as an iron worker (bridgeman) by Canadian Bridge Co. On the morning of Sept. 7, 1929, he had reported to work at Bridge No. 5 which was under construction where the old St. David’s Road (now Glendale Avenue) crosses the canal. The newspaper account of the events of that day reported that Pollard and his co-worker, Murdock McArthur, were underneath the bridge, removing scaffolding and handing the planks to the workmen above. At the same time they were responsible for maintaining at a certain height the jacks that were under the bridge.At about 11:20 a.m., Pollard had climbed up onto a narrow lateral brace when he apparently slipped and lost his footing, and plunged headfirst 12...

Gary Mouland

Friday, March 17, 2017

Bruce and Rodger. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his sisters Louise (Bill) Pinsent of Bishop’s Falls, Susan (Elvis) Hemeon of Ottawa and Verna (Carl) Curtis of Botwood; brother Gerald (Lorraine) Mouland of Ottawa, a large number of nieces and nephews, and a large circle of relatives and friends. Majors Marilyn and Maurice Blackler will conduct the funeral service at Central Funeral Homes Chapel on 45 Union Street, Grand Falls-Windsor. Interment will be at the Interfaith Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jim Maidment of Central Funeral Homes.

Vida Antle

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

NL, Robert Antle (Inger) of Edmonton, AB, Ralph Antle of Bishop’s Falls, NL, Perry Antle of Edmonton, AB; daughters Shirley Edwards, Dale Pelley, Edna (Peg) Gwillim, Kimberly Chayter (Dennis) of Botwood, NL. Also leaving to mourn are her 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Vida was a social lady who dearly loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She loved reading, knitting, and was involved in a card club until her late eighties. Vida was an animal lover especially for cats. Her personality was full of wit and humor. Her special saying “It is a wonderful thing to be loved by your family”. Reverend Jeff Blackwood will conduct the funeral service at Central Funeral Home, Bishop’s Falls on Saturday, December 17th, 2016 at 2:00 PM. Interment will be at the Anglican Cemetery, Bishop’s Falls, NL. Pallbearers are Bill Antle, Albert Antle, Marcus Chayter, Dennis Chayter; honorary pallbearer Darrell Edwards. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jim Maidment of Central Funeral Homes. For condolences or to listen to this funeral service online, please visit

Funding cuts threaten James Hornell Boys and Girls Club: director - Advertiser

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

In central Newfoundland there are Liberal MHAs – our MHA Al Hawkins, MHA Jerry Dean, representing the Botwood club and Hon. John Haggie, representing Gander,” he says.  “I do hope (they) are working behind the scenes to have this senseless decision reversed. The time for standing up and being counted is getting very close. To all ministers with Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada in their districts, including Hon. Dale Kirby, please put it on all of your calendars to act as pallbearers at our funeral when we close our doors,” he added.Noftle was also appalled to hear Premier Dwight Ball say that there were no cuts to ‘core’ funding.  “Under the Conservatives our grant was $37,440. (The premier) just signed a letter – I thought I had won the 6/49 – telling us of all the great things we and other organizations like us do; (then that we) would receive $25,500,” said Noftle. “To add insult to injury, (the premier) had the face to come on NTV News and say no one was cut. Please explain this new math, as it should come from additional money made available in the GTYO funding, not by cutting our grants which have not been increased in ten years!”Noftle noted that the House Speaker Tom Osborne has been talking about increased spending for MHA districts’ allowances because they have not been increased since the MHAs’ constituency-spending scandal and thus an increase might be needed.“Our organization was not involved in any spending scandals, yet (the government’s) answer to us is massive cuts,” Noftle said, “Please tell me what's wrong with this scenario? If government were directly providing the services we in the non-profit sector are providing, their expenses would be 10 times that of ours. There would be no employees working at minimum wages and without benefits, yet we do not complain.”Noftle has some advice for the present government and he says they can afford it because it is free.“In 12 short months, you have lost touch with the people who elected you,” he said.“You are starting to believe your own PR – which we pay for.  Failure to (keep in touch with the people) may very well result in your stay on the governing side very short, and the way organizations like ours are being treated, not short enough.“This government was less than truthful on the campaign trail about the direction (it) would take us. This (they) have accomplished in one year. I am afraid to imagine (their) record in three year’s time.”Noftle...

Vona Colbourne

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

VONA CHARLOTTE COLBOURNE 1936 – 2016 It is with great sadness that the family of the late Vona Colbourne announce her passing at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Center in Botwood on November 21, 2016 at the age of 80. Vona was predeceased by her husband Jack (John) Colbourne. Left with fond and loving memories is her sons-Wilburn (Penny) of Edmonton, Bruce (Glenda) of Esterhazy, Shayne (Blanche) of Thompson, Man., Vincent of London, ON; daughters-Christina (Jerry) of Springdale and Wanda of Mississauga, ON. Also leaving to mourn are her siblings-Meta (Myrle), Myra, Kevin (Alma), Nelson, Millie and Maxine; grandchildren-Robert, Amy, David, Brad, Luke, Shayna, Terri-lynn, Dale, Trisha and Dylan as well as 12 great grandchildren. Majors Arley & Darlene Masters will conduct the funeral service from the Salvation Army Citadel in Robert’s Arm on Thursday, November 24 at 1:00 pm. Interment will be at the Salvation Army Cemetery in Robert’s Arm. Pallbearers are Wilburn, Bruce, Shayne, Vincent, Jerry and Terri-Lynn. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and Marilyn Stuckless of Central Funeral Homes. For condolences on line and to listen to the fu...

Protestors want Deer Lake funeral home owner to consider another location for crematorium - The Western Star

Thursday, April 12, 2018

After the meeting, Mayor Dean Ball said council recognizes the people’s concerns but there is nothing it can do right now as the issue is before the West Newfoundland Regional Appeal Board.Steve Brent and Kayla Critch filed the appeal. The couple lives just one property away from the funeral home and has been vocal in opposing the decision since it was approved.Outside the town office Brent declined to comment and noted they are seeking legal advice before saying any more on the issue.Parsons also declined to comment on the matter until the appeal process is completed.Let's block ads! (Why?)...

Mother of NL comedian/actor Mark Critch has died - Advertiser

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Mark Critch, Newfoundland writer and performer, announced in a tweet Saturday morning that his mother, Mary Critch, 80, died on Thursday.Critch, who is one of the stars CBC’s “This Hour has 22 Minutes” tweeted, “It is with great sorrow that I announce the passing of my mom. She was busting with love and family pride. She had a laugh that you could wrap around yourself like a blanket. Thanks to all who have been asking about her over the past couple of months.”She had a laugh that you could wrap around yourself like a blanket.-Mark CritchShe is survived by sons Michael and Mark, daughter-in-law Kathy; her grandchildren Jacob, Will and Lucy; her sisters Diane, Bertha and brother David. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at Caul’s Funeral Home LeMarchant Road on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Funeral Mass to take place on Dec. 28 at 9:30 a.m. from St. Teresa’s Church. Inurnment to follow at Belvedere Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the O'Brien Farm Foundation.Let's...

Deer Lake town council approves crematorium for Main Street funeral home - The Western Star

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Ball.The mayor said the town researched the issue and the particular unit Parsons Funeral Home is proposing to use.Newfoundland and Labrador does not have emission standards that are specific to crematoriums, but Ball said every indication was that the emissions from the crematorium unit would easily meet all the existing standards in the province.The funeral home is already in a zone designated as commercial, so no rezoning was required to permit the crematorium.Ball said council understands the sensitive nature of the topic, but believes they made the right decision.“Today’s technology has all the checks and balances needed and we don’t think there is any reason for anyone to be alarmed,” he said.Let's block ads! (Why?)...