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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
January 2003

 

BRAGG (Ford), Susannah D.
Friday, January 17, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
BRAGG (Ford), Susannah D. - 95
, died peacefully in Oceanview Manor, Eastern Passage, on Thursday, January 16, 2003, formerly of Dartmouth, St. John's, NL and Harbour Grace, NL. Predeceased by her husband,, Daniel in 1990, she was the last member of her immediate family. A loving mother and grandmother to her daughter, Christine (Al) Wells; grandchildren, Robert, Trevor (predeceased), Lisa Wells, Dartmouth. Sue is also fondly remembered by her special niece and nephew, Cindy Bartlett, Mount Pearl NL; Ted Bartlett (Connie), Riverview, N.B. Cremation has taken place. No visitation. If desired, in memoriam donations may be made to the Third Floor, Oceanview Manor, Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of choice. A memorial service will be held in J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 1234 Cole Harbour Rd., 2 p.m. Saturday, January 18. Interment will be in St. John's, NL, at a later date.


BURGESS, Caroline Patience
Saturday, January 11, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
BURGESS, Caroline Patience - 67
, Wolfville, Kings Co., died January 10, 2003, in Northhills Nursing Home, Granville Ferry, Annapolis Co., after a long, hard battle with cancer. Born in Burnt Island, NL, Carrie was a daughter of the late Howard and Jane (King) Hatcher. She is survived by sons, Harvey (Carol) Burgess, Rick (Janet) Burgess, both of Guelph, Ont.; Kelvin Burgess, Surrey, B.C.; seven grandchildren; sisters, Emma Leamon, New Minas, Kings Co.; Alice Croucher and Margaret Lawrence, both of Burnt Island, NL; Marie Meade, Foxroost, NL; brothers, John, Alex and Victor, all of Burnt Island, NL; Donald, North Sydney, Cape Breton; dear friend, Adell (Parker) Schofield, Greenwich, Kings Co.; many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Timothy. There will be no visitation or funeral service by family request. Burial will take place alongside her son, Timothy in Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to W.C. Hiltz/White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.


CHINN, Elsie Lavinia
Saturday, January 11, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
CHINN, Elsie Lavinia - 89
, Scotia Nursing Home, Beaver Bank, passed away peacefully Friday, January 10, 2003, with her family by her side. Born in Sandy Point, NL, she was a daughter of the late Fanny (Hurst) and Millage Messervey. She was a loving and caring mother who devoted her life to her family and will be remembered by all who knew her for her kindness and compassion for others. She is survived by her sister, Trixie Hines, and brother, Rex Messervey, both of Newfoundland; daughters, Leona (Walter) Tremblay, Bedford; June (Hubert) MacRae, Lower Sackville; Shirley MacDonald, Rockingham; sons, Roger (Barbara) Chinn, Wayne (Fay) Chinn, all of Newfoundland; Gary Chinn, Lower Sackville; Vern (Doris) Chinn, Lower Sackville; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Charles; sisters, Amy, Ena and Rita; brothers, Elwin, Charles, Fred, Gordon and Albert. The family would like to thank, with all of our hearts, the wonderful staff at Scotia Nursing Home, Beaver Bank, for their support and kindness extended to our family the past week and for the many years of loving care extended to our beloved mother. We shall never forget you. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, with visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, where funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral chapel, Rev. Mark Kingsburg officiating. A reception will follow. Burial will be at a later date in St. John's Anglican Cemetery, Halifax. Family flowers only, donations in memory may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association. www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


CODNER, Mary
Thursday, January 23, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
CODNER, Mary - October 9, 1921-January 22, 2003
. Age 81, Halifax, passed away January 22, 2003, at home. Born in Bonne Bay, NL, she was a daughter of the late John C. and Isabelle (Northcott) Bugden. Mary was a member of St. Mark's Anglican Church for over 50 years, and was a member of the ACW of the church. She was known for her kindness and generosity. Mary enjoyed knitting and cooking, and treasured the time spent at her cottage in Mill Lake. She was a special person, who loved life and was proud of her family, especially her grandson, Chris.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Gerald; daughter, Sandra (Glen) Amirault, Halifax; son, Richard (Barb) Codner, Hammonds Plains; sister, Muriel Caines, Halifax; grandson, Chris. She was predeceased by brothers, Tom and Bill; sisters, Amelia "Millie", Sarah, Lizzie. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday, January 24, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Mark's Anglican Church, Halifax, Archdeacon Sue Moxley officiating. Burial at a later date. A gathering of family and friends will be held in the church hall following the service. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, St. Mark's Building Fund or Lung Association of Nova Scotia. Thanks to the Palliative Care and the Victorian Order of Nurses. Special thanks to nieces and friends for their compassion and companionship during Mary's illness. On-line condolences may be made to: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com

CODNER, Mary
Friday, January 24, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
CODNER, Mary - October 9, 1921-January 22, 2003
. Age 81, Halifax, passed away January 22, 2003, at home. Born in Bonne Bay, NL, she was a daughter of the late John C. and Isabelle (Northcott) Bugden. Mary was a member of St. Mark's Anglican Church for over 50 years, and was a member of the ACW of the church. She was known for her kindness and generosity. Mary enjoyed knitting and cooking, and treasured the time spent at her cottage in Mill Lake. She was a special person, who loved life and was proud of her family, especially her grandson, Chris.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Gerald; daughter, Sandra (Glen) Amirault, Halifax; son, Richard (Barb) Codner, Hammonds Plains; sister, Muriel Caines, Halifax; grandson, Chris Amirault. She was predeceased by brothers, Tom and Bill; sisters, Amelia "Millie" Roberts, Sarah King, Lizzie Bugden. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Mark's Anglican Church, Halifax, Archdeacon Sue Moxley officiating. Burial at a later date. A gathering of family and friends will be held in the church hall following the service. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, St. Mark's Building Fund or Lung Association of Nova Scotia. Thanks to the Palliative Care and the Victorian Order of Nurses. Special thanks to nieces and friends for their compassion and companionship during Mary's illness. On-line condolences may be made to: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


DODGE, Abraham John "Jack"
Tuesday, January 28, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
DODGE, Abraham John "Jack" - 79
, Halifax, died January 27, 2003, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Belleoram, NL, he was a son of the late John and Urusula (Savoury) Dodge. He was retired from National Sea. Surviving are daughter, Phoebe Duban, Edmonton; sons, David and John, both of Kentville; several grandchildren; sisters, Phoebe Keefe, Ecum Secum; Alice Leights, Bedford; Margaret Canning, Halifax; brothers, Harold, Halifax; Frank, Belleoram, NL; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Vera. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service 11 a.m. Thursday, January 30, in Halifax Regional Crematorium, 1078 Old Sackville Rd., Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.


HAYMAN, Garland
Thursday, January 2, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
HAYMAN, Garland - 73
, North Sydney, died December 30, 2002, in Northside General Hospital. Born on Fox Island, NL, he was a son of the late John and Josephine (Hayman) Hayman. Surviving are daughter, Loretta Dawe, North Sydney; granddaughter, Donna Hayman (Eddy Hall), Sydney Mines; sister, Marjorie (James) Bowles, Ramea, NL; special companion, Edna Ross, North Sydney. He was predeceased by sister, Annie Benoit. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in W. J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday in St. John The Baptist Anglican Church, Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.


HELPERT, Gerald Joseph
Tuesday, January 21, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
HELPERT, Gerald Joseph - 81
, Middleton, died January 20, 2003, in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Newfoundland, he was a son of the late George and Theresa (Blake) Helpert. He was in the Merchant Marine during the Second World War. He was employed as a Commissionaire in Halifax and 14 Wing, Greenwood. Surviving are his wife, the former Blanche Cropley; nieces, Barbara Wiles, Mochelle; Dorothy Taylor, Bridgetown; several nieces in Parker's Cove, NL. He was p redeceased by several brothers and sisters. No service by request. Donations to Hampton Cemetery. On-line condolences to: roopfh@ns.sympatico.ca


HERRITT, Olmon Seymour
Wednesday, January 29, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
HERRITT, Olmon Seymour - 66
, formerly of West Dover, passed away January 28, 2003, in Armview Estates. He was a son of the late Jeremiah and Mary (Cleveland) Herritt. Olmon retired in 1985 from National Sea Products where he worked as a skipper and was known as "Dover". He was a member of St. James Anglican Church, West Dover, was a member of St. Margaret's Bay G.R.S. Club, and known as an avid hunter and fisherman. Olmon enjoyed spending quality time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by common-law wife, Mary "Kay" Zinck, Parkstone Nursing Home; sons, James (Sandra) Herritt, Prospect; Victor Kaiser, West Dover; Wayne (Margie) Kaiser, Sydney Mines; brothers, Jeremiah "Junior" (Florence) Herritt, Fox Point; Otis (Viola) Herritt, Cecil (Rose) Herritt, all of West Dover; sisters, Mary (Kenneth) Publicover, West Dover; Lillian "Sissy" Berringer, British Columbia; grandchildren, Justine, Anthony, Adam, Kenneth, Michael. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Muriel Perry; son, Olmon Robert "Bobby" Herritt; brother, Arthur; sisters, Queenie and Irene. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 149 Herring Cove Rd., where visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral 11 a.m. Friday in St. James Anglican Church, West Dover. Burial in St. James Anglican Church Cemetery, West Dover, Rev. Krista Hilton officiating. Donations to St. James Anglican Church, West Dover. (He was a son of Jeremiah Herritt of Baker's Tickle, Newfoundland and Mary Jane (Cleveland) Herritt of West Dover, Halifax Co., NS


HOLLETT, Jessie Lucy
Saturday, January 25, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
HOLLETT, Jessie Lucy - 85
, Roseway Manor, Sandy Point, formerly of East Green Harbour, died in Roseway Hospital, Thursday, January 23, 2003. Born in English Harbour East, NL, she was the daughter of the late William and Lucy (Dodge) Kearley. She was a past member of the Lockeport Lioness Club, council member of Holy Cross Anglican Church, Lockeport, member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 80 Ladies Auxiliary, member of the A.C.W., Lockeport, member of the church choir and an avid volunteer in her community. She is survived by her husband, Ernest Sr., Roseway Manor; sons, Ernest Jr. (Marlene), Windsor; Ronald (Betty), Trenton, Ont.; John (Marie), Ottawa; David, Lockeport; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sons, Charles and Peter; brother, Absolm. Visiting 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Lockeport. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday, January 27, in Holy Cross Anglican Church, Lockeport, Rev. Eldie Richard and Rev. Sandra Fife officiating. Family flowers only. Donations to Holy Cross Anglican Church.


HOLMESDALE, Elizabeth Dingle "Beth"
Friday, January 31, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
HOLMESDALE, Elizabeth Dingle "Beth" - 81
, New Minas, Kings Co., passed away Thursday, January 30, 2003, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in St. John's, NL, she was a daughter of the late William and Ida (Dingle) Smith. She was a charter member of Laurel Chapter 67, Order of the Eastern Star and was a member of the New Minas United Church. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed her many summers at their cottage at Aylesford Lake. She will be sadly missed by her husband of 58 years, Arthur; sons, Donald (Lynda), Kingston, Kings Co.; Randy (Carol), Berwick, Kings Co.; daughter, Patricia (Stephen) Lunn, Windsor, Hants Co.; sisters, Laura Colyer, Hazel Whitten, Margaret Young, all of St. John's; sister, Dolly Cahela, Alabama, U.S.A.; grandchildren, Thad (Lisa MacKay) Holmesdale, Shawn (Ruthanne) Holmesdale, Carrie (Don) Rawlinson, Tricia Holmesdale, Gregory and Matthew Lunn. She was predeceased by brothers, Robert, Edward, James, William, Horton. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, February 1, in W. C. Hiltz/White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where funeral service accompanied by an Order of the Eastern Star service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 2, Rev. Valerie Kingsbury officiating. Interment will take place in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings Co. In lieu of flowers, donations in Elizabeth's memory may be made to New Minas United Church or a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to W.C. Hiltz/White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.


JARDINE, Naomi "Mae"
Thursday, January 30, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
JARDINE, Naomi "Mae" - 79
, Middle Sackville, died January 29, 2003, in QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in West Port, NL, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Louise (Ricketts) Stuckless. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church. She was a loving wife and mother and enjoyed bingo. Surviving are daughters, Gail (Bob) Hope, Mount Uniacke; Mary Mosher (Terry), Middle Sackville; sons, Bill (Shirley) Jardine, Whites Lake; Brian (Valerie), Halifax; brothers, Bill, George, Luke, Wilfred; sisters, Phoebe, Florence, Gladys, Anita; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Hector; brothers, John and Alan; sisters, Annie and Betty. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday in St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Rev. Ron Cutler officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences to: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


KEEPING, Ambrose Howard "Amos"
Saturday, January 4, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
KEEPING, Ambrose Howard "Amos" - 72
, Dartmouth, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2003, in the VG Site, QEII. Born August 7, 1930, in Harbour Breton, NL, he was a son of the late John and Edna (Durnford) Keeping. Amos enjoyed retired life for the last 15 years with his late wife, Joan, at their home in Port Philip, Cumberland County. He was an avid outdoorsman, especially enjoying fishing and hunting.

Amos is survived by daughters, Joyce Keeping, Halifax; Cheryl (Calvin) Smith, Dartmouth; son, John (Janice) Keeping, Dartmouth; brother, Jack (Mildred) Keeping, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Steven, Lori, Paul, Courtney, David, Karla, Mack. He was predeceased by his wife, Joan. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Graveside funeral service and interment will be held at a later date in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. A donation in Amos' memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, Dartmouth Unit, 73 Tacoma Dr., 3rd floor, Dartmouth, NS B2W 3Y6 or Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, 5954 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax, NS B3H 1Y7 would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be sent the family at: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


KELLAND, Elizabeth "Sis"
Thursday, January 2, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
KELLAND, Elizabeth "Sis"
- Glace Bay, died December 28, 2002, in Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Carbonear, NL, she was a daughter of the late Mark and Norah (Snook) Kelland. Surviving are sisters, Pauline Kelland, Mrs. Muriel Vokey; brothers, Ellis, Mark, Donald; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother, Charles. No visitation by request. Funeral service 2 p.m. today in St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay. Cremation will follow. Interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to V. J. McGillivray Funeral Home.


MacDONALD, Mary I. "Molly"
Friday, January 3, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
MacDONALD, Mary I. "Molly" - 101
, A resident of Northside Guest Home, formerly of Queen Street, North Sydney, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2002, in the guest home. Born in St. John's, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late George and Mildred Royle. She was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church and was involved for many years with the U.C.W. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are daughters, Honourable Flora MacDonald, Ottawa; Sheila Muttart, Jean Grearson, both of Toronto; Lorna Hogan, Vancouver; son, Ron MacDonald, North Sydney; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, George Frederick MacDonald; daughters, Helen Moffatt and Ruth; son, Lorne. No visitation by request. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, January 4, 2003 in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, Rev. David Luker officiating. Burial to take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.


McKAY, Susann C.
Monday, January 27, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
McKAY, Susann C. - 52
, Porters Lake, passed away peacefully January 26, 2003, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Toronto, she was a daughter of the late Lily North. Surviving are sister, Kathy, Porters Lake; stepfather, Chris North (Dorothy), Paradise, NL. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Burial service will be Wednesday, January 29, in West Jeddore Community Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. On-line condolences at: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


MITCHELL, Doris
Tuesday, January 7, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
MITCHELL, Doris - 83
, Halifax, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2003, in Northwood Manor. Born in Rose Blanche, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Richard and Annie (Burt) Hardy. She was a long-time member of United Memorial Church and a member of the Order of The Eastern Star. Also she was a member of the I.O.O.F. Surviving are sister, Clara Strickland (Raymond), North Sydney; many nieces and nephews; her long-time friends, Lorraine Grandy and Mona Salter. She was predeceased by her husband, Ronald; sister, Julia Miles; brothers, George, Thomas, Charles and William. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Windsor Street, Halifax, where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial in Fairview Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.


MOORE, Irene Elizabeth
Monday, January 20, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
MOORE, Irene Elizabeth - 90
, died January 18, 2003, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born August 29, 1912, in Port Aux Basques, NL, she was a daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth and Captain Lorenzo Stevenson. She lived and worked in North Sydney and Halifax. As an active member of All Saints Cathedral, she was involved in many organizations including the Anglican Church Women and the Mission to Seamen. She was a life member of the Alexandra Society of Kings College. She is survived by son, David (Marilyn), Bedford; grandchildren, David Tobias Moore, Bedford; Nicole Stephanie Moore, Halifax. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack D.; sister, Olive Murphy; brothers, Robert, James and William Stevenson. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, in All Saints Cathedral, Tower Road, Halifax. Donations may be made to All Saints Cathedral Restoration Fund.


NICHOLSON, Ann Josephine
Thursday, January 2, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
NICHOLSON, Ann Josephine - 75
, Dartmouth, died peacefully of leukemia (AML) on December 31, 2002, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax, surrounded by her family. Ann was born in Job's Cove, Nfld., in 1927, a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Doyle) Kinsella. She was the wife of the late Angus Murdock Nicholson, whom she married on April 30, 1955 in Dartmouth. Ann is survived by her children, Paul (Pam), Newfoundland; Dean (Lisa), New Brunswick; Colleen, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Janette, Andrew, Bradley, Jennifer and Marie Nicholson; her sister, Katherine Walsh, Newfoundland; many nieces and nephews. Ann was predeceased by brothers, William, Peter and Leo; her sister, Mary Redmond. Ann was an active member of St. Thomas More Parish, C.W.L. and was extremely devoted to her faith, family and friends. She will be deeply missed. Visiting will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St. Funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday in St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, corner Main and Caladonia Streets, Dartmouth, Father Joseph MacKinnon, celebrant. A reception will follow in the church hall. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Donations in Ann's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and/or donations of food items to offer at the mass would be greatly appreciated.


PICKERING, Gwendoline "Gwen"
Wednesday, January 22, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
PICKERING, Gwendoline "Gwen"
- Passed away January 22, 2003, in Dartmouth General Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Reverend George and Nellie (Christian) Pickering and was born in Blackhead, NL, on June 7, 1922. She spent her early years in Newfoundland, moving to Dartmouth in 1936 when her father became the minister at Grace United Church. She completed her educaton in Dartmouth and graduated from the Halifax County Academy having completed a secretarial course. Following a brief stints with an insurance company and Imperial Oil, Gwen joined the Welfare Branch (now the Department of Community Services) of the provincial Department of Health as a stenographer in the Old Age Pensions Division on February 18, 1943. That was the beginning of a long and distinguished career in government. An intelligent, competent and dedicated employee, Gwen rose through the ranks of the department assuming various positions and responsibilities. In 1959 and 1961 she took a leave of absence from the department to pursue professional education in Social Work. She received her diploma in Social Work from the Maritime School of Social Work in 1962. Returning to the department she became director of Field Services and then in 1975 she was appointed Administrator/Chief Administrator of the Operations and Management Division a position she held until 1980 when she became Acting Deputy Minister of the Department. Gwen retired in April, 1986 having been in the Public Service 43 years. Gwen was considered one of Nova Scotia's ablest civil servants and was admired and respected by both colleagues and her staff. Following her retirement Gwen remained devoted to the Department of Community Services and was always interested in the changes that were occurring and the people with whom she had worked throughout her years in government.

Over the years Gwen was involved as a volunteer in a number of community endeavours and maintained a special interest in the Dartmouth YM/YWCA, having served as a board member in its formative years. She loved to travel, do needlework and was an inveterate doer of crossword puzzles and the daily Target. A devoted fan of baseball and tennis, she spent many happy hours during her illness watching baseball games on television.

Gwen is survived by her nephew, Darrell Blenus (Mitzi), Mineville; nieces, Brenda Marchbanks and Nancy Cooper-Morgan, British Columbia; sister-in-law, Nina Pickering, California; grandnieces, Jaime and Lindsay; grandnephews, Tim and Eric. Her courage, strength and cheerful smile in the face of a very debilitating illness was admired and will be remembered by those who knew and cared for her. She had devoted caregivers and her family wishes to acknowledge and express their deepest appreciation to Jean Conrad who was very special to Gwen and was with her everyday, as well as, Dolores Gillis, Beverly Douglas, Peggy Shrum, Lynn Ferguson, Janet Langille, and Geraldine Rudge. Gwen was predeceased by her brother, Boyd; her sister, Pauline Blenus. Cremation has taken place. The family will be available for visitation on Thursday, January 23, from 7-9 p.m. in Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, January 24, in Grace United Church, 70 King St., Dartmouth, Rev. Stephen D. Fram officiating. Family flowers only, please. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Email condolences may be sent to: almattatall@funeralscanada.com


PIKE, Alfred Penny
Friday, January 10, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
PIKE, Alfred Penny - 78
, Passed peacefully away in Hoyles-Escasoni Complex on January 2, 2003. Surviving are daughters, Christina, Toronto; Sheila (Bill), Burin Bay Arm; son, Tony (Perri-Ann), Calgary; grandchildren, T.J. and Cameron, Jillian and Rebecca; great-grandson, Isayiah; brothers, Stratford, Carbonear; Leonard (Melba); Happy Adventure; sisters, Mary (Kelvin) Barrett, St. John's; Joan (Wallace) Farnham, Florida; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Doris (1988); parents, Stratford and Jessie; brother, Joseph. Funeral service was January 6 in Carnell Memorial Chapel. Interment followed in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations to Hoyles-Escasoni Complex. (Hoyles-Escasoni Complex - located east end of St John's)


POWER, Elsie Jessie May
Monday, January 6, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
POWER, Elsie Jessie May - 80
, East Jeddore, passed away January 4, 2003, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Dildo, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Harold and Selena Pretty. Elsie was a dedicated bowler, a wonderful mother and grandmother and a friend to everyone who knew her. She is survived by sons, Harold (Lynn), Musquodoboit Harbour; Randy (Barb), East Jeddore; grandchildren, Todd, Kristen (Rob), Stephen, Alan, Selena, Melissa; great-granddaughters, Colleen and Katelyn; brothers, Aubrey John (Mabel), Jim (Marion), Walter; sisters, Lillian (Bernie), Louise and families, all of Newfoundland; special friends, Geneva Mitchell, East Jeddore; Jack and Florence Shields, Enfield. She was predeceased by husband, Ralph Power and sister, Emily. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Rowlings Funeral Home, Musquodoboit Harbour, where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, Rev. Jim Rhyno officiating. Burial in East Jeddore Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Elsie's memory may be made to the Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital, Musquodoboit Harbour or Canadian Cancer Society, Nova Scotia Branch.


SMITH, Matthew Devon
Friday, January 24, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
SMITH, Matthew Devon - Age 14
. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved son Matthew, Wednesday, January 22, 2003. Born April 26, 1988, in Halifax to mother, Brenda White (Green) and stepfather, Daryl White; father, Darren Smith (Diana), all of Dartmouth. Also surviving are grandparents, Marie Green, Ecum Secum; Miles Green, Edna Smith, both of Newfoundland; step-grandmother, Angela White, Dartmouth; several aunts, uncles and cousins in Newfoundland. Matthew was predeceased by his beloved sister, Gina Smith, (2001), his special angel in Heaven; grandfather, Tom Smith. Visiting will be Saturday 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 p.m. in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Portland St reet., Dartmouth. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday in The Church of the Holy Spirit, Gaston Road. Donations to Canadian MPS Society. almattatall@funeralscanada.com


THORNE, Richard P.
Monday, January 13, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
THORNE, Richard P.
- Unexpectedly in Saint John Regional Hospital on Saturday, January 11, 2003, Richard Pleman Thorne, husband of Ethel (Noel) Thorne, Quispamsis, N.B. Born February 4, 1924, in Grand Falls, NL, he was a son of the late Richard and Maude (Goulding) Thorne. A veteran of the Second World War, Richard served as an active member in the Saint John Fusiliers and the First Special Service Force. Richard returned to Newfoundland to work with AND Company now known as Abitibi Consolidated as a power engineer for 46 years. He was an active amateur ham radio operator and a member of St. Angustines Anglican Church, Quispamsis.

Richard is survived by his wife, Ethel; daughters, Lorraine Brown (Stan), Quispamsis; Sharon Theuerkauf (Art), Dartmouth; son, Douglas (Helen), Grand Falls, NL; grandchildren, Jennifer Clarke (Mark), Alison and her partner Doug, Stephanie, Sara, Emily and Adam; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Richard was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by four brothers and two sisters. Richard's body will be transferred to Grand Falls, NL, where he will rest in Central Funeral Home (709-489-3880). Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation by placing them with Castle "Kings Chapel" Funeral Home, 154 Old Hampton Rd., Rothesay, N.B. (506-849-1702). www.castlefh.com    A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, January 19, in St. Augustine's Anglican Church, Quispamsis.


TIBERT, Emily C.
Thursday, January 2, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
TIBERT, Emily C. - 77
, Dartmouth, formerly of Marie Joseph, died December 31, 2002, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born May 20, 1925, in Belloram, Fortune Bay, NL, she was a daughter of the late George and Alma Mullins. She was an avid bingo player, loved to travel and was a mother to many. She is survived by daughters, Linda (John), Doris, both of Dartmouth; Amanda, British Columbia; sons, Leonard, Dartmouth; Clarence (Geraldine), Sherbrooke; sister, Janet, North Sydney; three grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Leonard; brother, Clarence; sisters, Ida and Doris. Funeral 11 a.m. Friday in Ecum Secum Funeral Home, Rev. Dianna Brett-Frye officiating. Burial in St. Matthews Anglican Cemetery, Marie Joseph. No visitation by request. Family flowers only. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences to: crowells@dunmac.com


WOODHAMS, G. Douglas
Saturday, January 25, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
WOODHAMS, G. Douglas - 71
, Centre Burlington, passed away January 21, 2003, at home. Born in Cow Bay, he was a parish priest in Uitenhage, SA, Jollimore and Newport-Walton. He was a teacher and principal in Morija Teachers' College, Lesotho, Chogoria High School, Kenya, Burin Penninsula, NL, Shelburne, Dorchester, N.B., Guysborough, Halifax, Selwyn College, Solomon Islands. He is survived by brother, H.C. Lindsay, Halifax; sons, Wehbe (Katrina) Samra, Ashburn, Va.; Bevan Authedi and Fisher Akao, Centre Burlington and Dartmouth; daughter, Rhonda, Halifax; grandsons, Jerius and Jubran Samra. He was predeceased by his wife, Wendy Margaret (1991); brother, Donald; sister, Elizabeth. No visitation. Graveside committal for family in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sackville, Rev. E.E. Hill officiating.

 

 

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