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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
August 2003

 

BRYANT (Brown), Marion Irene
Saturday, August 9, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
BRYANT (Brown), Marion Irene
- 78, Newfoundland, formerly of Halifax, passed away peacefully Monday, August 4, 2003, in St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, St. John's, NL. Born December 8, 1924, in New Ross, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Laura (Meister) Brown. Marion leaves to mourn, with fond and loving memories, daughters, Lynn, Pamela, Shelley; son, Herbert; grandchildren, Fonda, Kyle, Craggen; great-grandson, Henry; many other relatives and dear friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert W.F. Bryant (Hickman's Harbour, Random Island), in 1986; sisters, Cora and Eva Meister; brothers, Merrill and Murray Brown. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, where the funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 23, Rev. Jane M. Hallett officiating. Interment in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. A donation in Marion's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 2-5826 South St., Halifax, NS B3H 1S6 or Lung Association of Nova Scotia, 17 Alma Cres., Halifax, NS B3N 9Z9 would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


CHALKER, James R. "J.R."
Monday, August 18, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
CHALKER, James R. "J.R."
- Passed away peacefully in his 91st year surrounded by his loving family. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret (Butt); his granddaughter, Holly Langin. Leaving to mourn are his sons, Richard (Elizabeth) and Tim (Judy); daughter, Jill (Cliff Langin); grandchildren, Lynn Puddester, Jim and Vicki Chalker, Glen and Scott Langin, Tim and Meghan Chalker; eight great-grandchildren; one great great-grandson; sister-in-law, Alice Crosbie; very special friend, Sandra Elliot; also a large number of nieces and nephews.

Fondly known as J.R. by family and friends, he had a fulfilling and extraordinary life. He was a businessman, who was elected to the House of Assembly in 1949 and was a member of the first elected Liberal Cabinet under Premier Joseph R. Smallwood and was the last serving member of that cabinet. He was a chartered member and past president of the Kinsmen Club of St. John's; past member of St. John's Masonic Lodge. J.R. was born in St. John's, October 9, 1912, he was the son of the late James Rich and Mary (Burne). The way he made us all feel very welcome in his beloved home "The Gizzie", and his sense of humor will be greatly missed by all. The family will be receiving visitors in Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Rd., from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 20, at 11 a.m. in St. Thomas' Anglican Church, St. John's. Interment to follow the service in Anglican Cemetery, Forest Road. In lieu of flowers, donations in J.R.'s memory may be made to Canadian National Institute for the Blind.


CLARKE, Russell Myles
Saturday, August 9, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
CLARKE, Russell Myles
- 68, died suddenly August 3, 2003, in St. John's, NL. He was born in New Waterford, and resided in Halifax. Russell was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Gertrude (Roach); parents, William and Catherine Clarke; brothers, Francis and Rannie; sisters, Shirley and Joan. Surviving are his brother, Harry, Oakville, Ont.; sister, Kay Kendell, Halifax; children in St. John's, NL, Regina, Mary, Denise, Bill, Randy, and Russell, Boston, Mass.; 13 grandchildren; numerous relatives and friends. Services were held in St. John's, on August 7. Cremation has taken place and cremains to be placed in his two favorite spots, New Waterford, and St. Mary's Bay, NL. Donations to Memorial University of Newfoundland (www.mun.ca)- School of Music.


COOPER, Carl Mills
Friday, August 15, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
COOPER, Carl Mills
- It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carl Mills Cooper, 82, Kempt Road, Richmond Co., August 13, 2003. Born on Bluff Head Cove, Random Island, Trinity Bay, NL, he was a son of the late Daniel and Rachael (Mills) Cooper. He was a veteran of the Second World War, having served with the Canadian Armored Corps R.C.D. in the United Kingdom, Central Mediterranean Area in Italy and North West Europe. Carl worked in the Foundry Department of Dosco for 27 years retiring from there in 1963. He operated Coopers' General Store in Cleveland, Richmond Co., for four years. He worked at construction sites at the Heavy Water Plant and the Gulf Oil Refinery at Point Tupper, from there he worked as safety officer for Consolidated Maintenance. He served on the Board of Directors of Riverdale Credit Union for several terms and on the Port Hawkesbury Co-op Board of Directors. He was an avid reader and delighted especially in poetry. He was a great storyteller and a staunch union man who believed in the dignity and rights of people to better themselves. A man of strong faith he was a member of St. Joseph's Parish, Port Hawkesbury.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 53 years, Mary Elizabeth (Mason); daughters, Bethalee Cooper Downing, Port Hawkesbury; Rachael Cooper Neil (Danny), Norway; sons, Mark (Debra), Cape Jack; Jamie (Brenda), Port Hastings; Carl Owen (Catherine), Fall River; Brian (Sharon), Bedford; Michael (Laura), Tracadie; Donald, Toronto, Ont.; Leo (Dorothy), Grand Anse, Cape Breton; Thomas, New York, U.S.A.; sister, Audrey Stephen, Victoria, B.C.; grandchildren, Samuel, Anastasia, Benedict, Downing, Port Hawkesbury; Uriah and Oakley Cooper, Cape Jack; Matthew, Daniel, Port Hastings, Cape Breton; Jesse, Clyde, Fall River; Maria Claire, Bedford; Katrina, Grand Anse, Cape Breton; Jacob and Emily Mia, Norway. He will be sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Lillian Peck, Irene Buttle, Annie Blanche; brothers, Loyal, Clarence, Clyde and Walter. Visiting will take place 2-9 p.m. today with Legion tribute service at 7 p.m. and Vigil service at 8:30 p.m. in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph's Church, Port Hawkesbury. Burial will take place in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Lower River Inhabitants. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations to St. Francis de Sales Cemetery Fund or Development and Peace St. Joseph's Parish, Port Hawkesbury or Strait Richmond Hospital Palliative Care Unit. On-line condolences to: info@haverstocks.com


DROVER, Cecil
Monday, August 18, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
DROVER, Cecil
- 81, Braemar Drive, Westmount, passed away in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Sunday, August 17, 2003. Born in Trinity Bay, NL, he was a son of the late Thomas and Martha (Smith) Drover. Cecil is survived by his wife, Jean (Dormody) Drover; sons, Gerald, Burlington, Ont.; Kevin (Ange), York, Ont.; daughter, Joan (Neville) Ralph, Amherst; grandchildren, Michael, Jennifer, Sandra, Ursula, and Adam; great-grandchildren, James, Ben, Emma, and Bennett. He was predeceased by brothers, Allan, Jim, and Malcolm; sisters, Belle, Fannie, and Marion. Visitation will be held 3-5 p.m. Tuesday in Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Aidan's Church, Rev. James Greene officiating. Condolences may be sent to: sydmemchapel@ns.sympatico.ca


EVANS, Thomas William "Bill"
Friday, August 29, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
EVANS, Thomas William "Bill"
- 52, Dartmouth, passed away August 27, 2003, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Marystown, NL, he was a son of the late George and Alice (Ducey) Evans. He was a truck driver in the moving business. He is survived by his wife, Anne; sons, Raymond and Tommy, all of Dartmouth; sister, Myrtle, Toronto. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today, funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, August 30, both in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth. Interment will be in Mount Herman Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences may be sent to: 1065@alderwoods


FELTHAM, Lorne Roy
Tuesday, August 5, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
FELTHAM, Lorne Roy
- 44, Dartmouth, passed away suddenly August 2, 2003, at Beechbrook Campground, Ardoise. Born in Glovertown, NL, he was a son of Cora (Collings) Feltham and the late Lindy Feltham. He was employed at Armour Transportation Systems for 15 years, where he drove tractor-trailer and in 1998 received the One Million Mile Safe Driving Award. He enjoyed camping, golfing, darts and campfires. He will be remembered for his poetic ability, his sense of humor, his smile and the time spent with his campground family, special friends and family.

Lorne is survived by his wife, the former Virginia "Ginnie" Hilton; brother, Calvin (Norma) Feltham; sister, Glenys Feltham; daughter, Jenelle; son, Matthew; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by infant sister, Lorna. He will be missed by his canine children, Jake and Jamiee. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, August 7, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, Rev. Patricia Malin officiating. Burial to follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or S.P.C.A. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


GLOVER, Matilda G.
Monday, August 4, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
GLOVER, Matilda G.
- 85, Halifax, died August 1, 2003, in the New Halifax Infirmary. Born in Hermitage, NL, she was a daughter of the late Jesse and Emily Dowding. She was a member of St. George's Anglican Church, where she served for many years on the Gabriel Guild and the Altar Guild. She was a past secretary and board member of the Diocesan of the Anglican Church Women, a member of the Alexandra Society of the University of Kings College and a member of the Mizpah Rebekah Lodge 5, I.O.O.F. Surviving are daughter, Joanne, Halifax; son, John (Shelley), Claire; grandchildren, Colin, Sean, Shannon and Jacqueline, all of Upper Tantallon. She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Thomas E.; daughter, Linda Jean; sisters, Beatrice and Sybil; brothers, George and Guy. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, August 5, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 6, in St. George's Anglican Church, 2222 Brunswick St., Halifax, The Rev. Gordon Neish officiating. Family flowers only. Burial in St. John's Cemetery. On-line condolences to: snow@funeralscanada.com


HOBIN (Power), Alice M.
Friday, August 22, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
HOBIN (Power), Alice M.
- Alice was born in St. John's, NL. She was a daughter of Meggie and James Power. She was educated in St. John's and then joined the Women's Army Core (WAC's) in 1943. She took part in basic training in Halifax and Ontario. Alice was discharged in 1946 and returned to St. John's. She again moved to Halifax where she continued her education by studying and receiving a diploma in business. She was then employed by the Federal government. In 1951, she married Arnold Hobin. They have two children, David and Sharon who is married to George Habib in Mississauga. Alice has three terrific grandchildren, Sara, Timothy and Daniel who will miss her very much. Alice was employed at Sears for many years and was active in provincial and federal politics, for the Liberal Party.

Besides her loving family, she is survived by sister-in-law, Edna Hobin, Halifax; nieces, Mary Connolly, St. John's; Jeanne Sullivan, Halifax; nephews, Brian Hobin, Halifax; Cyril, John and Leonard Whalen and David Martin, St. John's. Alice was predeceased by sisters, Eileen and Margaret; brother, Jim. Special thanks to the friends and staff of Tullemore Nursing Home, Brampton, Ont. for their love and support over the last eight years. Also very special thanks to the "Boxing Day Girls" for their love and support during this very difficult time. Funeral mass and cremation was held in Mississauga on August 13. A memorial service and reception will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 23, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Burial following reception in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Halifax. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. E-mail condolences may be sent to: snow@funeralscanada.com
"May the Lord always hold you in the palm of His hand."


KEOUGH (Walsh), Mary Theresa
Thursday, August 21, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
KEOUGH (Walsh), Mary Theresa
- 77, Halifax, passed away August 20, 2003, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Ferryland, NL, she was a daughter of the late James and Catherine (Barnable) Walsh. She retired after 30 years of dedicated service at the Civic Hospital in Halifax and was an active member of St. Catherine of Sienna, Halifax. Mary was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Mary was very proud of her Newfoundland and Irish heritage, which she demonstrated through her zest for life and joy of being in the company of those she loved.

She is survived by daughters, Arlene (Bruce) MacCharles, Sharon Keough, all of Halifax; son, Vincent Keough, Halifax; sisters, Margaret Kaiser, Dartmouth; sisters-in-law, Theresa Walsh, Lillian Walsh, both of Ferryland, NL; brothers, Vincent (Frances) Walsh, Oakville, Ont.; brother-in-law, Ronald (Marie) Keough, Halifax; granddaughters, Krista and Alyson Corcoran; step-grandsons, Jeff and Brad (Tracey) MacCharles; great-granddaughter, Rion. She was predeceased by her husband, Stanley Joseph; son, William James; brothers, Fred, Richard, Peter and Alan Walsh. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, August 23, in St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Thomas White officiating. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. E-mail condolences may be made to: snow@funeralscanada.com


MILES, Lucy
Friday, August 15, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
MILES, Lucy
- 89, Northwood Centre, Halifax, died Wednesday, August 13, 2003, with her family by her side, in QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in Boxey Fortune Bay, NL, on August 2, 1914, she was a daughter of the late Gaden and John Stewart. She is survived by her sons, Fred (Shirley), Matthew (Ferne), Larry (Maxine), John (Marilyn); sister, Jessie Burke; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, Matthew; brothers, Thomas, William, Edwin and Ernest; sister, Melita. At Lucy's request, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday, August 16, in St. Georges Anglican Church, Brunswick Street, Halifax, Father Richard and Father Neish officiating. A reception will follow the service in the church hall. A private graveside service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, Halifax.


PARSONS, Walter Woodrow Alvin "Woody"
Monday, August 11, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
PARSONS, Walter Woodrow Alvin "Woody"
- 79, Wilmot, Annapolis Co., died Saturday, August 9, 2003, in Lake Echo, Halifax Co. Born in Wabana, Bell Island, NL, he was a son of the late Walter and Maude (Parsons) Parsons. Educated at Wabana, St. John's and Toronto, he was employed with Dominion Wabana Ore until his enlistment in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War as a Flight Sergeant Air Gunner engaged in bombing operations over enemy territory. After the war he spent some time with the USAF until he re-enlisted in the RCAF as a Transportation Technician, serving until retirement. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Kingston Branch No. 98.

Surviving are his wife, Pearl of 52 years; sons, Dean, Weston, Ont.; Glen (Heather), Lake Echo; grandchildren, Chris (Sherry), Sackville; David, Halifax; Jennifer, Jillian, both of Lake Echo; great-granddaughters, Alexis and Emily Parsons, Sackville. He was predeceased by brother, Winfield; sister, Ivy. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Tuesday with the Royal Canadian Legion, Kingston Branch No. 98 conducting their service at 7 p.m. Tuesday and funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, all in Warren T. Roop Funeral Home, Middleton. Interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Middleton. Family flowers only. Donations in memory to Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences to: roopfh@ns.sympatico.ca


SMITH, Steven R.
Tuesday, August 5, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
SMITH, Steven R.
- 42, Moncton, passed away Sunday, August 3, 2003, on arrival at The Moncton City Hospital. Born in St. John's, NL, he was a son of Robert and Alice (Berry) Smith, Dartmouth. Steven attended Dartmouth High School and graduated from Dalhousie University in 1983 with a bachelor of commerce degree. He was accounts manager for Danone Canada with 15 years service, member of Mount Royal United Church, chairman of the group committee for Mount Royal United Church Beavers and Cubs, assistant coach for his son Patrick for the Moncton Sharks Hockey Club, and a member of Maplewood Golf and Country Club. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, camping with his family, the most important thing to Steven was his family and enjoying his time together with them.

Besides his parents, Steven will be sadly missed by his loving wife and soulmate of 15 years, Michelle (Walsh); sons, Jeffrey and Patrick, both at home; sisters, Paula Wood (Bentley), Porters Lake; Lisa Mills (Stacy), Parrsboro; sister-in-law, Cindy Crane (Stephen), Dartmouth; nieces, Katie, Emily, Amy; nephews, Joey, Matthew, Timothy, Todd, Ryan. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Rebecca Berry (Parrsboro); paternal grandparents, Fredreck A. and Annie D. Smith, Halifax. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Rd., Moncton, (506-858-1995). Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday in Mount Royal United Church, Rev. Valerie Temes-Taylor officiating. Reception to follow the service. Interment to follow at a later date. In Steven's memory donations to the Maplewood Golf and Country Club Junior Golf Program or Mount Royal United Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated. www.fergusonknowlesfh.com

 

 

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