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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
February 2003

 

ABBOTT, E. Louise
Monday, February 3, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
ABBOTT, E. Louise
- Halifax, passed away February 1, 2003, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Carbonear, NL, she was a daughter of the late William and Emily (Sheppard) Butt. She was employed for a number of years at the Church of England Orphanage, St. John's, NL, where she gained the love and respect of staff and orphans. She moved to Nova Scotia, landing in Halifax in November 1942 as a landed immigrant. She was employed as a domestic assistant until she married in 1945. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Norman; sisters, Isobel (Mrs. F. Costello), Montreal; Marjorie (Mrs. A. Peddle), Toronto; Emma (Mrs. D. Margeson), Halifax; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother, Cyril; sister, Gladys. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 5, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. service time, both in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Rev. Tom Woods officiating. Burial in St. John Cemetery. Donations to a charity of choice. On-line condolences: snow@funeralscanada.com


ANDERSON, Morgan Curtis
Wednesday, February 26, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
ANDERSON, Morgan Curtis
- 78, Halifax, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 25, 2003, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born January 21, 1925, in South Branch, NL, he was a son of the late Morgan and Kathryn (Doucette) Anderson. Morgan served in the Second World War from 1941-49 as a Merchant Marine. He later went on to work in the Halifax Shipyards for 12 years and then at the Dockyards for 18 years.

Morgan is survived by his daughters, Linda Anderson, Darlene Anderson, both of Halifax; son, Calvin, Abbotsford, B.C.; sister, Elizabeth Cormier, Port-aux-Basques, NL; grandchildren, Michael, Paul and Brian Chaisson, Pictou; Craig Anderson, Mount Uniacke; Branden Morin, Halifax; great-grandchildren, Ashley and Cody Anderson, Mount Uniacke; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Myrtle (LeRiche) Anderson; sisters, Dorothy MacNeil, Lillian Larkin; brother, Wilson. Cremation has taken place. His remains are resting in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, with visitation 7-9 p.m. Thursday, where funeral service will be held 10 a.m., Friday. Reception in Atlantic Funeral Home Family Reception Centre immediately following the service. Interment in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. Family flowers only. In lieu, a donation in Morgan's memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, 204-5523 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS B3J 9Z9 (423-7530) would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


BANFIELD, Mildred Sarah
Monday, February 17, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
BANFIELD, Mildred Sarah - 86
, Halifax, passed away February 16, 2003, in Northwood Manor. Born in St. John's, NL, she was a daughter of the late Garnet and Elizabeth (Bugden) Cook. She retired as an office clerk from Oatway and Thompson Insurance and was a member of St. George's and St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Churches, Halifax. Surviving are brothers, John and Allister, both of British Columbia; a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Robert Harris; second husband, Norman Banfield; brother, Garnet Cook. At her request no visitation. Graveside burial only in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville, Rev. Diane Parker officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church Building Fund. On-line condolences to: snow@funeralscanada.com


BLANCHARD, Charles A.
Friday, February 7, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
BLANCHARD, Charles A. - 77
, Inverness, died Thursday, February 6, 2003, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born in Mattis Point, NL, he was a son of the late William and Adale Blanchard. He was a member of Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Inverness. He was a veteran of the Second World War and the Korean War. Surviving are his wife, the former Rita Williams; daughters, Janice Miria (Glenn) Bridel, Kimberly Ann (Walter) Van Runt, both of Brampton, Ont.; sons, Charles Matthew (Anne Marie), Brampton, Ont.; Leo Peter (Judy), Corner Brook, NL; Archibald John (Bernadette), Inverness; sister, Theresa Gorman, Ottawa, Ont.; brother, Leo, Amherst; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Inverness Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Monday in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Inverness, Rev. Hugh MacNeil officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Stella Maris Cemetery Fund.


BURGESS, Kelly
Thursday, February 20, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
BURGESS, Kelly - Creston South, NL
, formerly of Lunenburg, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 3, 2003, in Newfoundland, in his 90th year. Born in Hamilton, Ont., June 20, 1913, he was a son of the late John and Eliza (Williams) Burgess. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Royal Canadian Navy and continued serving until his retirement with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He later worked for National Sea Company, Lunenburg as a stationary engineer until his retirement at the age of 65. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Newfoundland and was a past member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 23, Lunenburg. He is survived by his faithful friend, Mildred Bennett and sons; daughter, Sandra Johnson-Pelley, Bridgewater; son, John Burgess, Hamilton; sister, Gwen (Horace) Humphries, Hamilton; grandson, Adam Pelley; four step-granddaughters; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was predeceased by brothers, John, Wilfred; sister, Irene. Funeral service was held 2 p.m. Thursday, February 6, in Penninsula Funeral Home, 8 Markland Rd., Creston South, NL A0E 1K0. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to The Poppy Fund of Royal Canadian Legion or a charity of choice.


CHAISSON, John Baptiste
Thursday, February 27, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
CHAISSON, John Baptiste
- 69, Halifax, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2003, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in DeGrau, NL, he was a son of the late John Phillip and Mary (Jesso) Chaisson. John joined the R.C.N. in 1952 and served on various ships and shore establishments including HMCS Ontario, Magnificent, Bonaventure, St. Laurent, Saguenay, Shearwater and Stadacona. He retired in 1978 and went to work for the Corps of Commissionaires from 1979 till 1993.

He is survived by his companion, Michelle Kane, Halifax; daughters, Gwen, Janie; sons, Kevin, Allan, John Wayne; sisters, Alice, Margaret, Matilda, Theresa, Philomena and Jane; brothers, Victor, Andrew, Wilfred, Henry, Caedmon, Miles. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Mary Hall; sister, Isabelle; brother, Hubert. Cremation has taken place under the direction of A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Dartmouth. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in St. Michael's Chapel, Shearwater. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any charity. E-mail condolences may be sent to: almattatall@funeralscanada.com

CHAISSON, John Baptiste
Friday, February 28, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
CHAISSON, John Baptiste
- 69, Halifax, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2003, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in DeGrau, NL, he was a son of the late John Phillip and Mary (Jesso) Chaisson. John joined the R.C.N. in 1952 and served on various ships and shore establishments including HMCS Ontario, Magnificent, Bonaventure, St. Laurent, Saguenay, Shearwater and Stadacona. He retired in 1978 and went to work for the Corps of Commissionaires from 1979 till 1993.

He is survived by his companion, Michelle Kane, Halifax; daughters, Gwen, Janie; sons, Kevin, Allan, John Wayne; sisters, Alice, Margaret, Matilda, Theresa, Philomena and Jane; brothers, Victor, Andrew, Wilfred, Henry, Caedmon, Miles. He was predeceased by his wife, the former May Hall; sister, Isabelle; brother, Hubert. Cremation has taken place under the direction of A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Dartmouth. Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in St. Michael's Chapel, Shearwater. In lieu of flowers, donations to any charity. E-mail condolences to: almattatall@funeralscanada.com


CHAMBERS, Lily May
Monday, February 17, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
CHAMBERS, Lily May - 71
, Musquodoboit Harbour, passed away February 16, 2003, at home, surrounded by the love of her family and friends. Born March 4, 1931, in St. John's, NL, she was a daughter of the late Charles Anthony and Lily May (Moreton) Williams. Her family was her first priority throughout her life. Lily was passionate about dolls, reading and Newfoundland music. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 161, Gaetz Brook. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Bud; daughter, Bobby (Walter) Day, Jeddore; daughter, Lily May Chambers, Ostrea Lake Road; son, Buddy, at home; daughter, Debra Lynn (Len), Chezzetcook; grandchildren, Robynne, Walter and Vern Day, Trevor and Jodi Carter, Trisha, Dawn and Billy Chambers; special G.G. to great-grandchildren, Christine Noseworthy, Devin Day, Ryan Manuel, Cassie, Travis, Josh and Natalie Day, Jake Carter, Katelynn Day, Ben Carter; sisters, Hazel Abbott, St. John's; Sylvia Scott, Oak Bay, N.B.; brothers, Charles and Bill, St. John's. She was predeceased by siblings, Berkley, Russ, Glynn, Kenneth, Mary. She will be missed by caregivers, Robynne Day, Blossom Bush, Muriel Burns and all her homecare nurses. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, February 21, in the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 161, Gaetz Brook. Reception to follow. Donations in memory of Lily may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences may be sent to: lilymaychambers@yahoo.ca


FAULKNER, Millicent Louise
Friday, February 28, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
FAULKNER, Millicent Louise
- Born July 1, 1923, in Bonavista, Nfld. Passed away peacefully in the presence of her family in Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital, February 26, 2003. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Alexander Faulkner. She leaves to mourn a loving family of six, Lloyd, Jean, Carl, Wayne, Alanna and Kimberley; grandchildren, Angela, Christina, Adrienne, Jeffrey, Steven, Timothy, Jessica, Daniel, Lochlyn and Tyson; great-grandchild, Jordan. Millicent worked in the Nova Scotia Hospital as support staff until her retirement.

It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn't go alone
Because part of us went with you
The day GOD called you home,
You know you were so special,
You will always be in our hearts,
We know you are with Alex
Happy knowing you'll never be apart.

Funeral service will be held in 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in St. Barnabus Church, Head Chezzetcook. Flowers may be sent to Rowlings Funeral Home, Musquodoboit Harbour, or in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


FORTUNE, Margaret
Tuesday, February 18, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
FORTUNE, Margaret - 70
, Summerside, P.E.I., formerly of Newfoundland, died in Prince County Hospital, February 17, 2003. Born in Hearts Desire, NL, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Hannorah (Graves) Coombs. Loving wife of Freeman Fortune; mother of Wanda (George), Gary (Joan), David (Jean), Stephen; grandmother of Jason, Johnathan, Ryan, Matthew, Stewart; sister of Theresa, Gerald, Ronald. She was predeceased by brother, Melvin. Resting in Moase Funeral Home, Summerside until Thursday, then to St. Paul's Church for funeral at 10 a.m. Interment in St. Paul's Cemetery. Visiting hours 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society. www.moase.ca


GARNIER, Anthony Ernest
Saturday, February 8, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
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Sunday, February 9, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
GARNIER, Anthony Ernest
- Halifax, widower of Mrs. Helen Grace Garnier (McGinnis), passed away peacefully February 5, 2003. Born in Louisburg on October 26, 1918, he was a son of the late Adolphe and Melinda Garnier. He was torpedoed off Cape Race, NL and spent the war years as a POW in Germany. Retired as a Naval Firefighter at HMCS Dockyard after 27 years, he retired to Caribou Mines prior to returning to Halifax. He was known as "Tony" to his co-workers and "Twin" to his family. He was a devoted Christian and a very good man. He is survived by son, Thomas Edwin; sister-in-law, Brenda MacGinnis; his grandchildren, Sarah and Matthew; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Helen Grace; brothers, Joe and Albert. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral mass will be held 9 a.m. Monday, February 10, in St. Theresa's Church. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be sent to: snow@funeralscanada.com


GILDAY, Mary Beatrice
Wednesday, February 12, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
GILDAY, Mary Beatrice - 82
, Halifax, passed away February 11, 2003, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in St. John's, NL, she was a daughter of the late James and Katherine (Abbott) Barrett. Bea was very active with the Northwood Residence Association. Surviving are son, James (Nancy) Gilday, Waverley; sisters, Margaret (Merval) Fry, Woodstock, Ont.; Jean (Reg) Chafe, Whitby, Ont.; Marina (Tom) Phillips, St. John's, NL; brothers, Michael (Rose) Barrett, James (Carm) Barrett, St. John's, NL; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Michael Edward "Ted"; son, Brian; brothers, Michael, Joseph and George Barrett; sisters, Clara Barrett, Reta Clarkson. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today and Thursday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral service will be held 12 p.m. Friday in St. Joseph Church, corner of Novalea and Russell Street, Halifax, Rev. Lorne McDonald officiating. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Family flowers only, donations may be made to IWK Health Centre, CIU Unit, or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Email condolences may be sent to: snow@funeralscanada.com


McKINNON, Eileen Mary
Wednesday, February 5, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
McKINNON, Eileen Mary - 76
, Lower Sackville, passed away February 3, 2003, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in St. John's, NL, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Hayes) Hayes. Eileen loved her bingo, knitting, travel, enjoyed life to the fullest and being with her grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Surviving are sons, Robert (Sandra), Wilmot; Kevin (Yvonne), Westphall; daughter, Deborah (Vernon) Hiltz, Lower Sackville; brother, Richard (Nellie) Hayes, St. John's, NL; sister, Bernadette (Stanley) Lamrock, Villagedale, Shelburne Co.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Maxwell; son, Ernest; brothers, John and Michael; sister, Kathleen. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday in St. Clements Church, Gaston Road, Dartmouth, Father Robert Floyd officiating. Reception to follow. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be made at: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


MOORE, Wentford
Monday, February 3, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
MOORE, Wentford - 92
, a resident of Young Avenue, North Sydney, died peacefully Sunday, February 2, 2003, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Rose Blanche, NL, he was a son of the late Arthur and Louisa (Bird) Moore. He worked as a fisherman in Newfoundland in his earlier years, later moving to North Sydney where he was employed as a stevedore with C.N. Marine until his retirement. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. He is survived by his daughter, Shirley (Bob) Scott, Sydney; his dearly loved grandchildren, Sheri, Dartmouth; Robert, University of St. Anne; great-granddaughter, Samantha; sister, Vera Chislett, Dartmouth; a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Alice (Burton) Moore; sisters, Evelyn Hatcher and Ella Clevett; brothers, Wilfred, Ralph, Albert, William, Raymond, Norman, Reginald, and Lewis. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. John the Baptist Church, Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial to take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to Golden K Club or a charity of one's choice. Condolences may be sent to: peter.walsh@ns.sympatico.ca


MUNDEN, Ernest
Wednesday, February 12, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
MUNDEN, Ernest - 62
, Rockingham, passed away February 10, 2003, peacefully at home with his family by his side, after a short battle with cancer. Born August 3, 1940, in Port Aux Basques, NL, he was a son of Julian (Currie) Munden, Newfoundland and the late Ben Munden. He joined the navy at age 19 and served with the Royal Canadian Navy for 23 years, then served 16 years with the Canadian Coast Guard. He was a life member of the Halifax Fleet Club and Dooley's Pool Hall. Ernie loved the sea and now his voyage is done. His wonderful sense of humor and his need to make things shine will be things that will light up our lives as we remember his life.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Sharon (Emmett), "His guardian angel"; sons, Ron (Michele), Halifax; Rob (Sheila), Halifax; Rick (Melanie), Toronto, Ont.; Dan (Dawn), Halifax; daughter, Christine (Shawn) Grant, Halifax; grandchildren, Tyler, Justin, Jenna, Autumn, Kelsey and Dylan; brothers, Will (Doris), Newfoundland; Rick (Patti), Newfoundland; Ben Jr. (Arlene), Burlington, Ont.; Lorne (Sheila), Halifax; Barry (Sheila), Vancouver, B.C; sisters, Roberta (Bob), Vancouver, B.C.; Diane (Winston), Newfoundland; sister-in-law, Ada, Bedford; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son in infancy; brother, Hickman. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, 3460 Dutch Village Rd., Halifax. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, February 13, in C.F.B. Stadacona, Halifax, Padre Jack Barrett officiating. Reception to be held in the funeral home following the service. Burial at sea will take place at a later date. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or The Arthritis Society. Special thanks to all the staff on the 8th floor, VG Site, QEII, and the Palliative Care team of nurses and especially Dr. Davies for all the support. The family is thankful to the many close friends and neighbors who have helped us.


O'QUINN, Christine Elizabeth
Saturday, February 22, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
O'QUINN, Christine Elizabeth - 79
, Dartmouth. Her faith in God carried her peacefully Home while surrounded by family February 20, 2003, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Miller's Passage, NL (Nfld.), she was a daughter of the late Martin and Priscilla (Lambert) Sheppard. She will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her daughters, Elaine (John) Bradshaw, Marie (Bob) Ryan and Donna; sons, Brian (Valerie), Roddy (Donna), Edward (Annette), and Paul (Brenda); niece, Marie (James) Gillis; sisters, Florence (Mrs. Arthur Dollimount), Bridgett (Mrs. John-Joe Ridgley), both of Newfoundland; three granddaughters, six grandsons, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard; infant daughter, Darlene; sisters, Ursula Forgeron, Mary Smith; brothers, Julien and Michael. "Chris" was a beautiful, caring and giving person whose friendship was enjoyed by many. To know her is to love her and we all love her very much. Visitation will be today from 7-9 p.m., Sunday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St., Dartmouth. Funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, February 24, at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas More Church, 1 Kuhn Dr., Dartmouth. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation


ORGAN, Jerome G.
Sunday, February 2, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
ORGAN, Jerome G. - 43
, Timberlea, passed away February 1, 2003, at home. Born in St. Albans, NF, he was a son of Janet (MacKinnon) and the late George Organ. He was co-owner of O.K. Coatings Ltd. of Halifax. He was an avid golfer. He also loved outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting and ski-dooing. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret (Collier); daughter, Alisha, at home; son, Jesse, at home; brothers, Brian and Gerard, both of Newfoundland; Rodney, Dartmouth; sisters, Betty Willcott, Sheila Collier, both of Newfoundland; Jean Hynes, Timberlea; Fiona Organ, Halifax. The remains have been cremated. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Monday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd, Halifax. Memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Timberlea. Interment to follow in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. Family flowers only by request.

ORGAN, Jerome G.
Monday, February 3, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
ORGAN, Jerome G. - 43
, Timberlea, passed away February 1, 2003, at home. Born in St. Albans, NL, he was a son of Janet (MacKinnon) and the late George Organ. He was co-owner of O.K. Coatings Ltd. of Halifax. He was an avid golfer. He also loved outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting and ski-dooing. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret (Collier); daughter, Alisha, at home; son, Jesse, at home; brothers, Brian and Gerard, both of Newfoundland; Rodney, Dartmouth; sisters, Betty Willcott, Sheila Collier, both of Newfoundland; Jean Hynes, Timberlea; Fiona Organ, Halifax. The remains have been cremated. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Memorial service 10 a.m. Tuesday in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Timberlea. Interment to follow in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. Family flowers only by request. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society.


PINK, George
Monday, February 10, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
PINK, George - 86
, Sydney Mines, died February 8, 2003, in Northside General Hospital. Born in Cape La Hune, NL, he was the son of the late Arthur and Sara (Rose) Pink. He was a former member of Orange Lodge, Newfoundland and a member of the Merchant Marine during the Second World War. Surviving are daughter, Cherlene Mills; sons, George Jr., Arthur (Jean); son-in-law, Joe Ford; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; Bertha Pink. He was predeceased by wife, Alice LaFoss; daughter, Sheila Ford; daughter-in-law, Joan Pink. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel, President Charles McGuigan officiating. Burial in Brookside Cemetery.


PROSSER, Canon Nicholas Wallace, BA, LTh, MDiv
Saturday, February 15, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
PROSSER, Canon Nicholas Wallace, BA, LTh, MDiv - 91
, passed away February 13, 2003, in Windsor Elms. Born in New Harbour, NL, he was the third eldest of seven sons of the late Samuel and Lillian (Hill) Prosser. Following teacher's college training (Bishop Field) in St. John's, he taught school for several years in Southern Newfoundland communities. In 1937, he entered Queens Divinity College, St. John's, graduating with honors, four years later; then ministered mainly in Belleoram Parish, where he oversaw a 28 church charge. In 1946-47, he furthered his training at Trinity College (Anglican), University of Toronto, before going on to Durham University (England) the following year for masters level training, studying under Dr. Michael Ramsay, who later became Archbishop of Canterbury.

After returning from overseas, Nicholas engaged, for seven years, in an extensive ministry out of Harbour Breton Parish, with 14 preaching points. He then transferred to the Diocese of Nova Scotia, serving congregations in Berwick-Auburn, and Glace Bay. In 1963, he moved to the Diocese of New Brunswick, where he ministered at St. Jude's Parish in West Saint John. Following regular retirement he was appointed regional Anglican chaplain, with responsibility for the 3 Saint John area hospitals, plus a number of nursing homes. For outstanding work in this field, plus his previous extensive and varied accomplishments, Nicholas was honored, as a Canon, by the church.

Shortly after retirement he moved to Nova Scotia, to live with his daughter and her family. During his long ministry, spanning five decades, his special congregational interests included youth work, church music, ecumenical affairs, and new church planting. He designed all the new churches and church schools, mainly in Newfoundland, built under his leadership. In the realm of hobbies, he was an avid outdoorsman, reader, musician, and in his early 80s enthusiastically took up woodcarving. It delighted Nicholas to design his own first new home, following "final" retirement at age 80, in Marble Mountain, Cape Breton, where he kept himself busy doing a host of small jobs. Until very recent years he enjoyed travel, with daughter Gertrude and her husband.

Nicholas was predeceased by his wife, Gladys Mae (Roberts) in 1992; brothers, Enoch, Charles, Frank and John. He is survived by daughter, Gertrude and son-in-law, Dr. James Carson, Halifax; granddaughter, Dr. Janet Carson, Victoria, B.C.; grandson, John Carson and wife Claudia, The Hague, The Netherlands; also brothers, Samuel and Bernard; a nephew and several nieces. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Canon Nicholas Prosser will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, in Saint John The Baptist Church, Saint John, N.B., Canon Stuart Allan and Rev. Alvin Westgate officiating. A reception to follow service in the church hall. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Windsor Elms, Windsor or Canadian Cancer Society.


ROSE, Bertha
Sunday, February 9, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
ROSE, Bertha - 77
, Dartmouth, passed away February 7, 2003, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Rencontre West, NL, she was a daughter of the late William and Julia (Spencer) Chapman. She is survived by her daughter, Ethel (Brian) Hausman, Lower Sackville; sons, Clayton (Rhoda) and Donald (Alicia), all of Dartmouth; grandchildren, Robert, Carl and Richard Hausman, Cindy, Roxanne, Karia, Jan, Erin and Lindy Rose; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Emma Rose, Rachel and Jacob Hausman; sisters, Ethel Pelley, Rockingham; Elizabeth (Sam) Stickland, Mount Pearl, NL; sisters-in-law, Violet, Lower Sackville; Jane and Sylvia, both of Pictou; Ena, Burgeo, NL; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence; brothers, James, John and William; a sister in infancy. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, funeral service 11 a.m. Monday, February 10, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, Rev. Dennis Walsh officiating. Burial will be in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Canadian Diabetes Association. On-line condolences may be made to the family at: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com

ROSE, Bertha
Monday, February 10, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
ROSE, Bertha - 77
, Dartmouth, passed away February 7, 2003, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Rencontre West, NL, she was a daughter of the late William and Julia (Spencer) Chapman. She is survived by her daughter, Ethel (Brian) Hausman, Lower Sackville; sons, Clayton (Rhoda) and Donald (Alicia), all of Dartmouth; grandchildren, Robert, Carl and Richard Hausman, Cindy, Roxanne, Karia, Jan, Erin and Lindy Rose; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Emma Rose, Rachel and Jacob Hausman; sisters, Ethel Pelley, Rockingham; Elizabeth (Sam) Stickland, Mount Pearl, NL; sisters-in-law, Violet, Lower Sackville; Jane and Sylvia, both of Pictou; Ena, Burgeo, NL; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence; brothers, James, John and William; a sister in infancy. Visitation was held Saturday and Sunday, funeral service 11 a.m. today, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, Rev. Dennis Walsh officiating. Burial will be in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Canadian Diabetes Association. On-line condolences may be made to the family at: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


RUSHTON, Grace Abigail Eileen
Thursday, February 13, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
RUSHTON, Grace Abigail Eileen
- Belnan, February 11, 2003. Stillborn daughter of Jennifer and Jason Rushton, Belnan. She is survived by grandparents, Joe and Eileen MacLean, Enfield; Terry and Judy Rushton, Belnan; aunt, Carolyn MacLean, Enfield; uncles, Rod (Tanya) Ruston, Belnan; Jody (Jessie) Rushton, Oldham; great- grandmothers, Bridget MacLean, Cape Broyle, NL; Evelyn (Clayton) Rushton, Amherst; Stella (Earle) Corbin, Oxford; great-grandfather, Laurie (Diane) Rushton, Lantz; cousins, Jordan and Emma Rushton, Belnan. A private service will be held, Father Gregory Peter Agyeman officiating. Memorial donations may be made to IWK Health Centre Foundation. On-line condolences may be sent to: ettinger@funeralscanada.com


SORENSEN, Beryl Clarice
Monday, February 3, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
SORENSEN, Beryl Clarice - 70
, Moser River, Halifax Co., died January 31, 2003, in Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Sheet Harbour. Born in Hermitage, NL, November 9, 1932, she was a daughter of the late John and Emily (Green) Francis. She was an employee with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce for 32 years. She enjoyed life and reaching out to others; was organist for 25 years at several Anglican churches within the metro and surrounding areas, loved music, crocheting, knitting and reading. She dearly loved children.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Wendell Carl; sons, Allan Carl (Ann), Dartmouth; Glenn David, Surrey, B.C.; sisters, Susan Parsons, Halifax; Eileen Gaulton; sister-in-law, Malita Francis; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sister, Nina Engram; brother, Aubrey Francis; brothers-in-law, Stan Parsons, Walter Gaulton and Harry Engram. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, with prayers at 7:30 p.m., both in D.S. Crowell & Son Funeral Home, 22558 Main St., Sheet Harbour. Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. James Anglican Church, Port Dufferin, Father Brian Hutchins officiating. Spring committal in Oakridge Cemetery, Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.


TILLOTSON, Joy Glenys
Saturday, February 22, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
TILLOTSON, Joy Glenys - 49
, at the Miller Centre, St. John's, NL on February 20, 2003. Born in Quebec City, she was raised in Wolfville N.S., and attended Acadia University (B.Sc.), Memorial University (M.Sc.), and Simmons College, (MLS). She was employed as a professional librarian at the Institute for Marine Dynamics and at Memorial University. She enjoyed volunteering for Amnesty International, participating in the arts community in St. John's by singing with Saraband and the MUN Festival Choir, playing in the Gower Street Band, and supporting the theatre community. An important part of her life was entertaining and being entertained by her wide circle of friends. She was an active and valued member of the Atlantic Provinces Library Association. Both in her academic work in mathematics and her research career in library studies, she demonstrated a high standard of excellence.

She was predeceased by her father, Glen, and is survived by her mother, Doreen, Wolfville; N.S., sister, Shirley, Halifax, brother, Jim (Jane Cayford), Wolfville, and her many close friends in St. John's. She will be sorely missed. There will be no visitation or funeral service. Friends are invited to meet on Sunday, February 23, at the University Club at Memorial from 2-4 p.m. At Joy's request, donations in her memory can be made to the Joy Tillotson Memorial Fund at the Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John's, NL A1B 3Y1. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Carnell's Funeral Home, St. John's, NL.


VERRAN, Mary "Josephine"
Thursday, February 27, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
VERRAN, Mary "Josephine"
- 99, Wilmot, died February 26, 2003, in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Harricott, NL, she was a daughter of the late James and Catherine (Targett) Byrne. A retired teacher, she spent her married life in Placentia, NL. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Placentia, NL, and a member of the Star of the Sea Ladies Auxillary.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are daughters, Alicia (George) Kreipel, Phoenix, Ariz.; Kathleen (Pat) Johnson, Madison, Wis.; Mary (Andrew) O'Reilly, Freshwater, Placentia Bay, NL; son, Harry (Connie), Lily Lake Road, Middleton; 24 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, James P.; son in infancy, Leo Rodger; sisters, Sarah, Catherine, Nellie; brothers, Leo and Gerald. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today and Friday in Warren T. Roop Funeral Home, Middleton. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Monica's Roman Catholic Church, Middleton, Father Gerald Saulnier officiaiting. Interment in St. Lawrence Cemetery, Kingston. Donations in memory to St. Monica's Roman Catholic Church or a charity of choice. On-line condolences to: roopfh@ns.sympatico.ca


WELLS, John Joseph "Joe"
Saturday, February 8, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
WELLS, John Joseph "Joe" - 75
, Pentz, Lunenburg Co., passed away suddenly on February 6, 2003, in Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg, after a short illness. He was born in Terranceville, Fortune Bay, NL, and was a son of the late George and Elizabeth (Cox) Wells. He was employed by Imperial Oil until retirement in 1984. He was an avid fly fisherman who loved to fish the Ecum Secum River. He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Taylor); son, Michael (Pamela), Timberlea; daughters, Elizabeth, Calgary; Lisa Thomas, Calgary; Shelley, Fredericton; step-daughters, Gail Veinot, Summerside; Sharon (Don) Selig, Hammonds Plains; Valerie (David) Hayward, Bridgewater; Carolyn (Edward) Llewellyn, Italy Cross; five grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Marie, Newfoundland. He was predeceased by son, Joseph; brothers, Stan, Clarence; sisters, Mary, Josephine. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Monday in Sweeny's Funeral Chapel, Bridgewater, where memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Rev. Willis Ott officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Fidelis House Society, 100 Exhibition St., P.O. Box 125, Kentville, NS B4N 3W4. On-line condolences may be made at: www.sweenysfuneralhome.com


YOUNG (Sceans), Isabel
Friday, February 21, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
YOUNG (Sceans), Isabel - 89
, Halifax, passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 19, 2003, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Belleoram, NL, September 16, 1913, she was a daughter of Gower and Rebecca (Keeping) Sceans. She worked for the Avalon Telephone Co. in St. John's, NL. After the end of the Second World War, she moved to Halifax, married her husband, James and raised her daughter, Barbara. Up until the last few years, she was an active member of St. Philip's Anglican Church, Halifax. She was a caring and loving mother, grandmother and friend. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her granddaughters, Aimee and Michelle Geldart, Cole Harbour; cousins, Bob, Tom Keeping, Mary Cluett, Dartmouth; Gwen Sheppard, Cape Cod, Mass.; Sybil Crawford, Falconbridge, Ont.; Dorothy Barbour, St. John's NL. She was predeceased by her husband, James; daughter, Barbara; brothers, Lesley and Robert Sceans; sister, Doris Sceans. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 22 in Saint Philips Anglican Church, Bayers Road at Connaught Ave., Rev. Duanne Tanswell officiating. Private family burial to be held in St. John's Cemetery. Family flowers only. donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society of Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences to: snow@funeralscanada.com

YOUNG (Sceans), Isabel
Saturday, February 22, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
YOUNG (Sceans), Isabel - 89
, Halifax, passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 19, 2003, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Belleoram, NL (Nfld.), September 16, 1913, she was a daughter of Gower and Rebecca (Keeping) Sceans. She previously worked for the Avalon Telephone Co. in St. John's, NL. After the end of the Second World War, she moved to Halifax, married her husband, James and raised her daughter, Barbara. Up until the last few years, she was an active member of St. Philip's Anglican Church, Halifax. She was a caring and loving mother, grandmother and friend. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her granddaughters, Aimee and Michelle Geldart, Cole Harbour; cousins, Bob, Tom Keeping, Mary Cluett, Dartmouth; Gwen Sheppard, Cape Cod, Mass.; Sybil Crawford, Falconbridge, Ont.; Dorothy Barbour, St. John's NL. She was predeceased by her husband, James; daughter, Barbara; brothers, Lesley and Robert Sceans; sister, Doris Sceans. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. today in Saint Philip's Anglican Church, Bayers Road at Connaught Avenue, Rev. Duanne Tanswell officiating. Private family burial to be held in St. John's Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences to: snow@funeralscanada.com

 

 

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