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Halifax Herald
February 2002

 

ANDERSON, Alexander
Wednesday, February 20, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
ANDERSON, Alexander
- 83, resident of Beacon Crescent, North Sydney, passed away peacefully Monday, February 18, 2002, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in West Point, Nfld., he was a son of the late Samuel and Alice (Strickland) Anderson. Alex worked as a stevedore with C.N. Marine in North Sydney for most of his life, retiring in 1982.

He is survived by his wife, the former Beatrice Humby; daughters, Myrtle MacDougall (Eddie), Dulice Eady (Lyle), both of North Sydney; brother, Wilson (Ellen), North Sydney; grandchildren, Janice (Leo) Forrest, Kim (Arnie) Verschuren, Lawrence (Tracey), Stephen, Karen (Rock) Ferland; four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brothers, Hartley, Thomas, Fred; sisters, Violet, Sadie, Jennie, Ruth. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel, Mr. James Abbott officiating. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to The Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton or a charity of choice.


CREE, Mary Christina
Saturday, February 9, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
CREE, Mary Christina
- 85, Dartmouth, passed away February 8, 2002, at home. Born in Tors Cove, Nfld. She worked in hospitals during the Second World War and was a member of the Newfoundland Club, Dartmouth. Surviving are her husband, John; daughters, Sylvia (Bill) Boutilier, Halifax; Elizabeth (Bruce) Short, Edmonton; stepdaughter, Betty (Frank) Dunham, Bridgewater; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grand- children. She was predeceased by stepdaughter, Joan MacAllister; son, Laurence; granddaughter, Katherine. Visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, with funeral at 1 p.m. Monday. Burial to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.


ELLIOTT, Sophia
Monday, February 18, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
ELLIOTT, Sophia
- 80, Halifax, passed away February 17, 2002, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Lockeston, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Albert and Ethel (Penny) Locke. She was a member of St. John's Anglican Church and was a member of YMCA Heart Group for over 16 years. She was a very devoted wife and caring mother.

Surviving are husband, Kenneth of 55 years; daughters, Gail (Leo) Bertrand, Eastern Passage; Karen Parker, Halifax; sons, Donald and wife Debbie, Bedford; David and wife Sheila of Eastern Passage; sister, Gladys and husband Frank Jones, St. John's Nfld.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Effie, Mabel, Melissa, Stella; brother, Fred. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 19, in St. John's Anglican Church Halifax, Rev. Marion Burns officiating. Burial will take place in St. John's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences may be made to: www.funeralscanada.com/homes/snow


FORWARD, Capt. Harold MacDonald
Monday, February 25, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
FORWARD, Capt. Harold MacDonald
- 70, Centre, died Saturday, February 23, 2002, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Harbour Grace, Nfld., he was a son of the late Harold MacDonald and Adelaide (Purcell) Forward. In his earlier years, Harold came to Lunenburg from Newfoundland and fished on draggers and worked as a scallop fisherman. Later he earned his captain's license and fished on the fishing dragger "The Knock". He then went to work in the Arctic as a captain with the tug boats, then returned to Lunenburg to finish his sea-going career as a scallop fisherman retiring in 1983. He and his wife Lee owned and operated H & R Taxi Service until the time of his death. He was an avid CB radio operator, known as "Captain Crunch". He was a member of First South United Church, First South. His family was everything to him and he will be sadly missed by all those who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Lee; sons, Harold and his wife Diana, Sooke, B.C.; Gilbert and his wife Annette, Wayne and his wife Claire, both of First South; Garfield and his wife Brenda, Bridgewater; Allan, Vancouver; Raymond, Centre; Kevin, Vancouver; Kenneth and his wife Teena, Pinegrove; Cameron and his wife Virginia, Vancouver; daughters, Debbie and her husband Bob, Coquitlam, B.C.; Maureen and her husband Robert, Maitland; brothers, Ray and his wife Lorna, Bridgewater; Austin and hiS wife Judy, Bayport; Earl, New Germany; sister, Doreen and her husband Allen Skinner, Riverport; grandchildren, Kandace, Tanya, Djasinda "D.J.", Danika, Brad, Robi, Danielle, Malina, Krista, Tamara, Blair, Kristina, Leanna, Lyndsay, Codi, Chelsea, Jennifer, Adam, Jeremy; great-grandson, Isiah; goddaughter, Krista Martin; half-brother, Marty Rose, Harbour Grace, Nfld.; aunt, Viola Pinsent, Stephenville, Nfld. He was predeceased by brothers, Charles, Les, Ross, Garfield, Kevin; sisters, Isabel and Phoebe. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Highway 3, Lunenburg, with visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Central United Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Grace Caines-Corkum officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the family, S.H.A.I.D. Tree Animal Shelter or First South United Church. www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca


HIBBS, Melvin Frederick
Saturday, February 16, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
HIBBS, Melvin Frederick
- 26, Antigonish, died Thursday, February 14, 2002, in Stewiake, as a result of a flying accident. Born in Port aux Basques, Nfld., and a former resident of St. Andrew's, Nfld., he was the son of Melvin and Debbie (Francis) Hibbs. He was the owner of Olympian Taekwondo Academy in Antigonish. He graduated from Belanger Memorial High School in 1993. He attended the Royal Military College in Quebec for one year and completed his Physics Degree from St. Francis Xavier University in 1996. Melvin's love and devotion was to his wife and family. Flying was his passion until the end. His dedication and commitment to excellence was evident in his students who excelled at Taekwondo. He was a role model for countless young people in the community.

Melvin will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Audrey (Brosha) Hibbs. Besides his parents, he is survived by sister, Shelley (Cecil Hibbs-Blackmore), nephew, Jadian; niece, Ocieanna. He also leaves paternal grandmother, Lorraine Hibbs and maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Francis. He was predeceased by paternal grandfather, William Hibbs and maternal grandfather, Frederick Francis. He will be cherished always by a wide circle of family and friends. He was loved very much by the Brosha and P.D. MacDonald families. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, February 17, in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, February 18, in St. Ninian's Cathedral, Rev. Ray Huntley officiating. Family flowers only. A trust fund in the name of Audrey Hibbs had been established at the Bergengren Credit Union, 257 Main St., Antigonish, NS B2G 2C1.

NOTE: Shortly after Melvin's parents, Melvin and Debbie Hibbs, and other relatives returned home from Nova Scotia, a Funeral Mass was held at the Church of the Precious Blood, St. Andrews, Newfoundland on Saturday, February 23, 2002, at 2:00 p.m. so that family and friends who were unable to attend the service in Nova Scotia could say their good-byes to Melvin. Further visitation with the family followed at St. Kevin's Centre for the afternoon.
(Ivy F. Benoit)


KEARLEY, Gertrude Annie
Monday, February 4, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
KEARLEY, Gertrude Annie
- 94, Dartmouth, died February 2, 2002, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Pool's Cove, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Thomas George and Rosenia (Williams) Beck. She as a 50 year member of the Hon. Joseph Howe Chapter 20 of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of Church of the Holy Spirit, Dartmouth. Surviving are son, Eugene and wife Madeline, Dartmouth; sister, Hazel Kearley, Dartmouth; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Aaron; sister, Dorothy Collins; brother, Horatio Beck. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. and Eastern Star service 7 p.m. today, both in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Dartmouth. Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday in Church of Holy Spirit, Dartmouth, Rev. Stephen Petrie officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only, donations may be made to any charity. On-line condolences: www.funeralscanada.com/homes/almattatall


LAWRENCE, Olive Ellen
Tuesday, February 19, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
LAWRENCE, Olive Ellen
- 90, Sydney, died February 17, 2002. Born December 15, 1911, in Harbour Breton, Nfld., she was a daughter of Philip and Mary (King) Stone. Surviving are daughters, Alice (John) Balcom, Bridgewater; Emily (Alex) Storm, Louisbourg; sons, Phil (Judy), Mira Road; Jon (Cathy), Louisbourg; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, George; daughter, Mary in infancy; sister, Emily; brothers, George, Philip, Onslow. Visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Saint Bartholomew's Church and where funeral will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. Paul Findlay officiating. Interment to follow in the parish cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of W.A. Chant's Funeral Home, Louisbourg.


MOORE, Robert "John"
Tuesday, February 19, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
MOORE, Robert "John"
- 37, passed away as the result of a traffic accident February 11, 2002, in Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, Ont. John was born in St. John's, Nfld. and was residing in Dartmouth. Left with treasured memories are his loving parents, John and Barbara (Cole) Moore, his sister, Barbara; nephew, Robert; girlfriend, Brenda and his good friend, Tony; also many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, especially his hunting and fishing buddies in Newfoundland, Ron Rose, David Peet, Rick Peet and Randy Martin. John loved life, especially riding his Harley and fishing with his dad. John was an organ donor and as a result, he has improved the quality of life for many people. He is a hero. John will be missed by all who knew him. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Friday, February 22, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. No flowers by request. Please sign your donor card.


MOORE, Sue
Friday, February 8, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
MOORE, Sue
- 52, Beaverbank, died February 7, 2002, in QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Malcolm and Eileen (Haines) Russell. She was involved with the Sackville Sea Cadet Corps., Sackville Waves Aquatic Team and Sack-a-Wa Canoe Club. She canvassed for Heart and Stroke Foundation and was very active in her community. She was noted for her passion for the children on Halloween for her costumes and decorating. She was an avid fan of the Halifax Mooseheads. Sue's famous quote was "I have two daughters and 23 sons" (all Moosehead hockey players). At the Metro Centre, she was known to all as the "Sign Lady" for her colorful signs and her spirit at the games.

She is survived by her loving husband of 26 years, Moore; daughters, Tara, Victoria, B.C.; Kenzie, Halifax; sister, Judy (Wally) Skinner, Pasadena, Nfld.; loving aunt, Ruby Russell, Halifax; many nieces and nephews of Newfoundland. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., where visiting will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday in CFB Stadacona Chapel, Padre Jack Barrett officiating. At Sue's request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Diana Thorton Memorial Education Fund c/o the Halifax Moosehead Hockey Club.


NIPPARD/LAWLOR
Wednesday, February 27, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited

Cyndi and Gary are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Nathaniel Zachary Lawlor, born 21st of February, 2002, 6 lb, 12 oz. at the IWK Health Centre. Proud grandparents are Ivan & Vanessa Nippard of Pasadena, Nfld., and Phillip & Joan Lawlor of Paradise, Nfld. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Moriarty and the wonderful staff at the IWK Health Centre.


OLDFORD, William Albert "Bert"
Friday, February 8, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
OLDFORD, William Albert "Bert"
- 214, Brookside St., Glace Bay, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2002, in Glace Bay Healthcare Complex. Born in Brooklyn, Nfld., he was a son of the late William Livingstone and Gertrude Moore Hart Oldford. Bert was employed by Devco as a machinist.

Bert, a kind and loving husband and father, leaves to mourn his loss, his wife Grace (MacLean) Oldford; sons, Richard (Mora), Ottawa; Barry (Donna), Gardiner Mines; Douglas (Mary), Bridgetown; Blair (Jane), Ottawa; daughters, Faye (George) Hoban, Marion Bridge; Annette (Tom) Boutilier, Glace Bay; Grace Marie (Gary) Cameron; Glace Bay; 25 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers, Leslie, Alberta; Joe and Norman, both of Glace Bay; sisters, Edna MacPherson, Eileen MacPherson, Claudie (Joe) Almon, Annie (George) Matheson, all of Glace Bay; Muriel (Cecil) Duffett, Toronto; Ada (George) Fudge, New Brunswick; a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by daughter, Myra (Mrs. Rocky Filion); sister, Beulah Cavers.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, January 30, in St. Mary Anglican Church, Glace Bay, with Canon Rev. Arnold officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney/Glace Bay Highway.


ROBERTS, Maude
Friday, February 22, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
ROBERTS, Maude
- St. John's, Nfld., passed away peacefully Thursday, February 14, 2002, in St. Clares Hospital. Born in Hermitage, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Beatrice (Hill) Roberts. She enjoyed a lifetime career as a school teacher. She is survived by sister, Annie, St. John's; brother, Fred (Margaret), Dartmouth; nephew, David (Kathy) Roberts; grandnephews, Mitchell and Cory, Oyster Pond; niece, Melita Rose, St. John's. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held Sunday, February 17, in Carnell Memorial Chapel, St. John's, Nfld. Final committal at a later date in St. Saviours Cemetery, Hermitage. Donations in her memory may be made to The Retired Teachers Foundation for Children, Newfoundland.


SCOTT, Sarah "Beatrice"
Saturday, February 9, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
SCOTT, Sarah "Beatrice"
- 74, passed away peacefully February 7, 2002, in Dartmouth General Hospital, after a short illness. Born December 10, 1927, in Rock Harbour/Marystown, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Charles Henry and Elizabeth Jane (Hodder) Scott. She was a faithful member of Emmanuel Anglican Church, Dartmouth and was a member of the choir while health permitted. Surviving are brother, Nathan (Ruth), Lakeside; their sons, Adrian (Susan), Toronto; Shawn and Trevor, both at home. Surviving also is her long-term caregiver, Jean Smaggus, Dartmouth, with whom she had resided for almost 18 years. The body has been cremated. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Mattatall's Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. today February 9, in the funeral home, Rev. Dennis Walsh officiating. Private interment of ashes to take place at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations to F.O.O.D. (Feeding Others of Dartmouth program) 464-2919 or Bide-a-While Animal Shelter would be appreciated.


SNOOK, Henry John
Monday, February 11, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
SNOOK, Henry John
- 75, Glace Bay, died February 9, 2002. Born in Little Bay West, Nfld., he was a son of the late Morgan and Julia (Strowbridge) Snook. Surviving are his wife, Mary (Oakes); sons, Chesley (Mary), Ronnie, Tommy (Audrey), Henry, Jimmy, Johnny; daughters, Isabel, Mary, Marlene, Joanne (Leroy MacPhee); brother, Steve (Viola); sister, Susie; sister-in-law, Isabel; 15 grandchildren; a great-grandchild. He was predeceased by brothers, Chesley in infancy, Tom; sister, Dorothy in infancy. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Anglican Church, Canon Fev Arnold officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.


SNOOK, Marina Rose
Monday, February 4, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
SNOOK, Marina Rose
- 52, Riverport, died Friday, February 1, 2002, in Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born in Red Cove, Nfld., she was a daughter of Lucy F. Stoodley, Harbour Breton, Nfld. and the late Edward Stoodley. Marina was an active member of St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, Middle LaHave and a member of the A.C.W. She was also a very active member of the Community Centre in Riverport.

She is survived by her husband, Clayton; son, Edward and his wife Julie, Cooperburg, Pa.; daughter, Helen and her husband Steven Zinck, Bridgewater; sisters, Phoebe Taylor, Harbour Breton, Nfld.; Florence Harding, Grand Falls, Windsor, Nfld.; brothers, John Bullen, English Harbour West, Nfld.; Clarence Bullen, Mount Pearl, Nfld.; grandchildren, Joshua and Jenna Zinck, Bridgewater. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. today in St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, Middle LaHave, Rev. David Dellapinna officiating, assisted by Rev. Dr. Gregory P. Pritchard. Interment will be at a later date. No flowers by request, memorial donations to St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church or Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. 3, Lunenburg. www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca


SPARKES, Roy
Monday, February 18, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
SPARKES, Roy
- 60, Lewisporte, Nfld., formerly of Dartmouth, passed peacefully away in The Health Science Centre I.C.U., St. John's, February 11, 2002. He leaves to mourn his wife, Elsie; daughter and son-in-law, Roberta and Shawn Whalen; daughter, Sarah; son, Stephen; granddaughters, Amanda and Jocelyn; mother, Mary Sparkes; sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Jim Peters; nieces, Anita, Kelly and Joanne as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father, William Sparkes; oldest sister, Margaret and youngest sister, Barbara. Funeral service was conducted in Philadelphia Pentecostal Tabernacle, Pastors J.R. Windsor, P. Gibbon and R. Bartlett officiated. Interment was in the church cemetery.


TEDFORD, Clair Arnold
Thursday, February 7, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
TEDFORD, Clair Arnold
- Passed away peacefully in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, February 5, 2002, after a courageous battle for a number of years with Multiple Myeloma. Born in Truro, in 1925, he was a son of the late Donald and Annie (Searle) Tedford. Upon leaving school he served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War, as a wireless air gunner, continuing his education after the war at McGill University, as well as courses at Dalhousie, Saint Mary's and the University of New Brunswick. He joined the staff of Musquodoboit Rural High School where he taught physical education for several years before accepting a position as Physical Director of the Halifax YMCA. Bowling was making a popular comeback as a recreational sport and with the advent of the automatic pin settlers he returned to Truro and started the Bowlacade Ltd. which he operated for 27 years. During these years he was involved with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Truro Boys and Girls Club and was a supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters Association. Clair was an ardent fisherman and could top anyone's fish story. His mother coming from Bay Roberts, Nfld., gave him a great love of that country and most springs would find him and "The Paddlers", as the group was called, would fly into the northern lakes of Newfoundland and Labrador to fish, where it was said fish would jump at their "bobble".

Clair is survived by his oldest and only brother, Don; several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Rose MacIntyre; brothers, Ken, Eric, Leroi, Jack. No visitation by request. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, February 9, in Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro, Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Truro Boys and Girl Club.


THORNHILL, Frank
Saturday, February 9, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
THORNHILL, Frank
- 87, Halifax, passed away February 6, 2002, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, Halifax. Born in Grand Bank, Nfld., he was a son of the late Ruben and Ruby Thornhill. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the navy as a chief petty officer aboard corvettes in the North Atlantic Convoy Duty. After the war he was employed by the post office, retiring as post master at the Armdale Branch. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge where he was recently awarded a life membership.

Surviving are son, George, Saint John, N.B.; brother, Max, St. John's, Nfld.; sister, Stella, Fortune, Nfld.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Clara Violet Moore; two brothers; two sisters. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Reception to follow in the funeral home. Donations may be made to QEII Foundation.


VARDY, Stanley
Friday, February 22, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
VARDY, Stanley
- 76, Louisbourg, died February 20, 2002. Born on Fox Island, Nfld., he was a son of the late George and Hanna (Hayman) Vardy. Surviving are daughters, Ruby (Morrell) Hutt, Minnie (Lewis), Lilly, Louisbourg; sons, Ronald (Jeanette), Reserve Mines; Leonard (Anne), Louisbourg; Winston (Sharon), Louisbourg; brother, Samuel, Louisbourg; sister, Minnie Hayman, Louisbourg; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by wife, Elizabeth (Bunter); sister, Florence; brother, Abraham. Visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, funeral 11 a.m. Monday, both in St. Bartholomew's Church, Louisbourg. Burial in the parish cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to W.A. Chants Funeral Home, Louisbourg.

 

 

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