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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
January 2002

 

BEAZLEY, Helena Gertrude
Friday, January 25, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
BEAZLEY, Helena Gertrude
- 89, passed away January 23, 2002, in Fairview Villa, Halifax. Born August 11, 1912, in Burin, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late William and Harriet (Riggs) Brushett. She is survived by daughters, Dorothy (Mrs. John McCarthy), Lower Sackville; Barbara Muise, Forest Glade, Annapolis Co.; brothers, Donald, Spryfield; George and Douglas, Burin, Nfld.; sister, Victoria, St. John's, Nfld.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd; son, Clarence; brother, Leonard; sisters, Edith Mary, Jessie, Evelyn and sisters, Elizabeth and Dorothy in infancy.

Visitation was held in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, from where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today, Capts. Bob and Aggie MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in Oakridge Memory Gardens. A reception will be held in the funeral home. Family flowers only, donations may be made to The Salvation Army, Fairview Citadel or a charity of choice.


BILLARD, John Chesley
Friday, January 25, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
BILLARD, John Chesley
- 93, Halifax, passed away January 22, 2002, in QEII Health Sciences Center, Halifax. Born in Grand Bruit, Nfld., he was a son of the late John and Elizabeth (Matthews) Billard. One of seven children, he was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

John graduated from high school at Grand Bruit and worked for a number of years with one of the local businesses. He then persued his post secondary education at Memorial University and later graduated from Acadia. He taught and served in administrative positions in schools in Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, retiring as principal of Major Stephen Jr. High in 1973. Prior to his retirement he was awarded the Centennial Medal in recognition to his contribution to education. John was a faithful member of Edgewood United Church, having served as an elder of the congregation and a member of the men's fellowship. In 1997, he received an award of excellence for several decades of faithful service as envelope secretary. He was a dedicated member of the Masonic Fraternity. In December 1995, Atlantic Lodge 103, recognized his dedication and hard work, his conscientious and loyal service by awarding him the Meritorious Service Medal.

He is survived by his devoted wife of over 53 years, Ina (Norman); brother-in-law, William Norman, St. John's, Nfld.; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. At his request cremation has taken place.

Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, at which time the Masonic Lodge will hold a service at 7 p.m. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in Edgewood United Church, Halifax, Rev. Diane MacVicar officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Burial will follow in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Edgewood United Church Memorial Fund.


BURTON, Donald Andrew
Sunday, January 13, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
BURTON, Donald Andrew
- 78, 11 Stairs St., Dartmouth, died peacefully January 11, 2002, at home. Born in LaScie, Nfld., he was a son of the late Andrew and Maria (Pilgrim) Burton. He was employed with Bowaters Paper Mill, Corner Brook, Nfld., also serving on the Fire Brigade for 37 years. He served in Italy during the Second World War with the 166 Brigade, 1939-1945. He joined the Royal Canadian Legion, Corner Brook Branch 13, transferring to Caen Branch 164, Eastern Passage in 1996. He was presented a 50 year membership medal in 1999.

He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret (French); daughters, Lucy (Keith) Osborne, Eastern Passage; Donna Burton (Glen Dando) Dartmouth; Mary Burton (John Cullymore), Dartmouth; Pearl Young, Mattis Point, Nfld.; sons, Andrew "Andy", Dartmouth; Paul, Corner Brook, Nfld.; stepson, Johnny (Kitty) French, Halifax; Wayne Bennett, Campbell, B.C.; grandsons, Gregory, Keithie, Kyle, Austin, Donald and Jason; granddaughters, Nikita, Laura, Cathy and April; great-granddaughter, Deidre; brothers, Pasco (Gertie), Fred (Sylvia), Henry (Doreen), all of Newfoundland; sisters, Ruby (Keith) Pelley, Newfoundland; Mable (Ernest) Reid, Newfoundland; Flossie, Alberta; Marion, Pearl, both of Florida; Elizabeth (Joe) Hann, Newfoundland. He was predeceased by brother, Wellington; sister, Cavelle.

There will be a Legion service 7 p.m. Monday, January 14, in the Royal Canadian Legion, Caen Branch 164, 1341 Main St., Eastern Passage. Family flowers only. Donations in his memory can be made to Royal Canadian Legion, Caen Branch 164, P.O. Box 13, Eastern Passage, NS B3G 1M4.


DUFFNEY (Duffenais), Gregory Joseph
Tuesday, January 22, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
DUFFNEY (Duffenais), Gregory Joseph
- 36, Seffernsville, Lunenburg Co., died January 15, 2002, in Seffernsville. Born in Stephenville, Nfld., he was a son of Joseph R. Duffney, Chester Basin and Angela (Young) Duffney, Stephenville, Nfld. He was employed as a labourer with Dexter Construction, Bedford. He also enjoyed wood working and woodcarving.

Besides his parents, he is survived by son, Devon, New York; sisters, Shirley (Ernie) Hekkema, Prince George, B.C.; Peggy (Ivan) Rideout, Western Shore; brothers, Sean (Carol), Lower Cornwall; Rickey, Glen (Jocelyn), Vaughan, all of London, Ont.; Roland, Sarnia, Ont.; Barnell (Robyn), Myles (Mary), all of New Ross; Monty (Darlene), Riverport, Lunenburg Co.; Toby, Lourdes, Nfld.; many nieces, nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Wayne. Visiting 12-8 p.m. Friday, January 25, at the home of his brother, Barnell (Robyn), 2736 Route 12, Seffernsville. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday, in St. Patrick's Church, New Ross, Rev. Brian Murphy officiating. Cremation to follow. Flowers or donations in care of the family.


EVANS, Wilson
Saturday, January 26, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
EVANS, Wilson
- 85, Dartmouth, died January 24, 2002, in St. Vincent's Guest House, Halifax. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Born in English Harbour West, Nfld., he was a son of the late Frederick and Patience (Taylor) Evans. He was a sea-going captain who owned and operated his own vessel for the greater part of his life. The last nine years before retirement at the age of 65, he was with the Halifax-Dartmouth Ferry Commission. He was a member of Church of the Holy Spirit for many years.

Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Anne Blagdon; daughters, Ruth Homburg, Dartmouth; Mercedes (Bill) Pollock, Stewiacke; son, Frederick Evans, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Thomas and Heather Evans, Susan and Michael Pollock, Shawna and Phillip Homburg; great-grandchildren, Jessica, Joshua, Robert, Kathleen, Mitchell and Deborah. He was predeceased by sister, Hilda Rose; brothers, Gordon, Stanley, Arch and Robert. No visitation by request. Funeral 2 p.m. Monday in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Dartmouth, Rev. Stephen Petrie officiating. Burial to follow in Christ Church Cemetery. Donations to St. Vincent's Guest House, 2080 Windsor St., Halifax, or a charity of choice. A special thank you to the staff of St. Vincent's.


GREEN, Charlotte "Mary"
Monday, January 14, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
GREEN, Charlotte "Mary"
- 73, Halifax, passed away peacefully January 12, 2002, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late William and Hanah (Dominix) Williams. She was a devoted wife who took great pride in raising her nine children. Surviving are her husband of 48 years, William Henry "Bill"; daughters, Susan Snow, Halifax; Shirley Reynolds, Lower Sackville; sons, Gary, Lower Sackville; Bruce, Toronto; Ken, Atlanta; Terry, Halifax; Kevin, Halifax; Dean, Halifax; Dennis, Mississauga; brother, John Joseph "Jack" Williams, Sydney; sister, Laura Gossen, Vancouver; 10 grandchildren. She was predeceased by sisters, Catherine "Katie" Dicks, Bridget White and her grandmother, Mary Miles, who meant so very much to her. Visitation will place 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial to follow in Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.


HODDER, Rev. Hayward G.
Wednesday, January 23, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
HODDER, Rev. Hayward G.
- Passed away January 21, 2002. Born in Grate's Cove, Nfld., September 17, 1911, he was a son of a fisherman and began to fish himself at the age of nine. This teller of stories is predeceased by his parents, William Henry and Amelia Jane (Snelgrove); infant sister, Edna; brother, Wallace; first wife, Blanche Garland. He is survived by his wife, Valda Vooght; daughters, Alice Jeanne Hoyt, Dundas, Ont.; Shirley Blanche DeBow (Judge Gerald), Lethbridge, Alta.; son, Arthur Thomas Hodder (Sharon), Halifax; grand -children; Jeremy, Suzanne, Adrienne, Allison, Tracy, Angela, Gary, Diane, Tiffany; six great-grandchildren.

Through his mother's encouragement, he applied himself to study and attended Queen's College in Newfoundland. He began his ministry in 1935 in the parishes of Burgeo and Ramea. In 1940, he went to St. George's in Halifax as curate under Rev. Carmen Stone. He spent four years at Port Greville and then moved to Cape Breton. He served the parish of Port Morien from 1945-1949 during which he was noted for his dedication to all aspects of the ministry, particularly his interests in pastoral care. From 1949-1953, he was rector of St. John's in North Sydney, ministering to a large and active congregation. In 1954, he spent a year at Bishop's University completing work on a bachelor of arts degree. In 1958, he became the rector of St. George's Church where he served for 22 years until his retirement in 1980. During this time he also received his Bachelor of Divinity from King's College, Rev. Hodder also assisted the parishes of St. Philips in Halifax and St.Luke's in Dartmouth. He spent much time visiting those in hospital and nursing homes, ministering in particular to patients from Cape Breton and Newfoundland. He provided comfort and cheerfulness in their hour of need. He was Rector Emeritus of St. George's Church.

Mr. Hodder's faith and determination remained undaunted throughout his years as rector. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in St. George's Anglican Church where funeral will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, The Right Rev. Bishop Fred Hiltz officiating, assisted by Rev. Gary Thorne. Spring burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Donations to Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch. Arrangements are entrusted to J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax.
"I shall pass this way but once. Any good therefore that I can do let me do it now for I shall not pass this way again."


LEARY, Mary Ann
Friday, January 11, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
LEARY, Mary Ann
- 83, Riverport, died Wednesday, January 9, 2002, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Burgeo, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Frances (Matthews) Buffett. Mary was a member of Trinity United Church, Rose Bay; a member of the United Church Women and a member for many years of Riverview Rebekah Lodge 56, Riverport. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She is survived by daughters, Linda and her husband Douglas Romkey, Bedford; Jane and her husband Tony Chick, Bedford; sons, Ron and his wife Helen, Barrington Passage; David and his wife Diane, Middle LaHave; John and his wife Louise, Middle LaHave; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Capt. William Leary; sisters, Vida, Mildred, Genevieve, Marie, Ada and Nora; brother, William.

Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today in Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. #3, Lunenburg. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in Trinity United Church, Rose Bay, Rev. Vivian Moores officiating. Interment will follow in Shepherd's Hill Cemetery, Riverport. Flowers from the immediate family only. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, Trinity United Church or to any other charity. On-line condolences: www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca


MacNAB, Timothy Gordon
Friday, January 11, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
MacNAB, Timothy Gordon
- 57, East Lake Ainslie, formerly of Topsail, Nfld., died Wednesday, January 9, 2002, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. He leaves to mourn his loving sister, Georgina MacNab-de Vries; brother-in-law, Pieter J. de Vries, East Lake Ainslie; niece, Rachel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; nephew, Pte. Peter de Vries, CFB Gagetown, N.B.; many wonderful cousins in Newfoundland; friends and neighbors in East Lake Ainslie and special friends at the Cottage Workshop and MacDonald Hall, Inverness. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Inverness Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, January 12, in Alexander Grant Memorial United Church, East Lake Ainslie, Rev. Anne McKnight officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newfoundland. Family flowers only. Donations in Tim's memory may be made to Inverness Cottage Workshop, Inverness, NS B0E 1N0.


McDONALD, Joseph
Thursday, January 3, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
McDONALD, Joseph
- 78, Beaverbrook, died January 1, 2002, in Beaverbrook. Born in Glace Bay, he was brought up by his mother, the late Annabella McDonald and Peter Barry. He was a member of the Catholic faith. He had served in the Armed Forces as a cook. He is survived by sister, Phyllis Benoit, Point au Mal, Nfld.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Mary Ellen Hachie; sister, Annie Margaret Lee. His remains have been cremated. There will be no visitation by request. The family will hold a service in Newfoundland at a later date.


MUSSEAU, C. Gordon
Monday, January 28, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
MUSSEAU, C. Gordon
- 74, Aylesford, Kings Co., passed away Saturday, January 26, 2002, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Port-Aux-Basque, Nfld., he was a son of the late James and Mabel (Battise) Musseau. He worked on the water in his early years and later with Marine Atlantic in Port-Aux-Basque, retiring after 35 years. He then moved to Codroy Valley, Nfld., for 10 years before moving to Aylesford in 1997. He enjoyed playing cards, telling jokes and tall tales.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Hilda (Hayman) Musseau; daughters, Dinah (Alex) Short, Dartmouth; Mabel (Roy) Comeau, Aylesford; Elaine (Terry) Saunders, Tantallon; Darlene (Vince) Gillam, Grand Bay, Nfld.; sons, Donald (Tanya) Musseau, Berwick; Randy (Kendra) Musseau, Eastern Passage; Christopher Musseau, at home; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Gerald (Anna) Musseau, Port-Aux-Basque, Nfld.; Howard Musseau, Corner Brook, Nfld.; Reginald (Minnie) Musseau, Codroy Valley, Nfld.; sisters, Dolly (Ron) Doyle, Codroy Valley, Nfld. He was predeceased by grandson, Jason Ball; great-grandson, David Durling; brother, James; sisters, Mae Feltham, Annie Walters and a sister in infancy.

Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today in H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Berwick. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, in St. Mary's Anglican Church, Auburn, Archdeacon Gordon Redden officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in St. Mary's Church Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia or St. Mary's Anglican Church, Auburn.


PIERCEY, Maude
Wednesday, January 2, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
PIERCEY, Maude
- 92, Halifax, passed away peacefully December 24, 2001, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Fortune Bay, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary (Drake) Piercey. She had arrived in Canada in 1928. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo with her many friends. Maude was a long-time resident of Gordon B. Isenor Manor. She will be dearly missed by her close friends. Cremation has taken place under the direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax. No visitation or funeral service by request. Private burial will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
(Because of death date, also included in 2001 year page)


TULK, Bertha May
Friday, January 25, 2002
The Halifax Herald Limited
TULK, Bertha May
- 92, formerly of St. John's and East Port, Nfld., passed away January 23, 2002, in Ocean View Manor. She was born in Newtown, Bonavista Bay. Surviving are daughter, Elizabeth (Ross) MacDonald, Prospect Bay; son, Eric, East Port, Nfld.; grandchildren, Sharon Piermont, Paris; Eric MacDonald, Ottawa; Heather MacDonald, Montreal; five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, William "Bill"; brother, James Hall. No visiting by request. Cremation has taken place. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

 

 

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