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Halifax Herald
November 2003

 

BUNKER, Mary Elsie
Tuesday, November 4, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
BUNKER, Mary Elsie
- 61, Woodlawn Drive, Shelburne, passed away Monday, November 3, 2003, in Roseway Hospital, Sandy Point. Born in Sandyville, NL, she was a daughter of the late James and Nellie Wells. She is survived by her husband, Murray; brother, Charles, Ontario; sisters, Trifina Piercey (Willie), Newfoundland; Sophie Ingram (John), Newfoundland. She was predeceased by brother, William. Visiting will be held in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Shelburne 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Visiting will also be held Thursday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby, where funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Digby Neck. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.


BYRNE (Bride), Bridget
Friday, November 28, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
BYRNE (Bride), Bridget - Pasadena, NL. Bridget (Bride) Byrne
was born in Kitchuses, Conception Bay, in 1914, the eldest daughter of the late William "Billy" and Catherine "Kate" Wade. She was educated at the local school and the Sisters of Mercy Convent in Conception Harbour. She came to Corner Brook in 1931 with her friend Kitty Mansfield and remained here the rest of her life. She met George W. Byrne, whom she married in 1937. Her life in Corner Brook was a happy and fulfilling one. Her kindness and generosity earned her many friends, and her in-laws took her into the Byrne family as one of themselves. Her husband, George, who predeceased her in 1980 was likewise loved by Bride's family, and thoroughly enjoyed the annual visits the family spent with her relatives in Kitchuses. She was a devoted wife and mother to her husband George and children, Marie and Cyril. Her life values were simple and firm which were part of her devotion to her Christian and Catholic beliefs. Her life was long, full, assured and her death was likewise without fuss or bother. She was deeply loved and we will all miss her very much.

Surviving are children, Marie Gross (Rupert), Toronto, Ont.; Cyril, Halifax; grandchildren, John, Joseph, Marie, Padraig and Tobias; brother, Patrick Francis "Pete" Cole, Holyrood; sister, Mary Murphy, Kitchuses; brothers-in-law, Kevin Byrne, Corner Brook; James Byrne, St. John's; sisters-in-law, Florence O' Reilly, Wolfville; Theresa Wall, Corner Brook; Sheila Byrne, Stephenville; Ula Byrne, Corner Brook; many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation was held in Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Rd., on Tuesday, November 25, from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, November 26, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 27, in Most Holy Redeemer, Father Peddle officiating. Interment in Mount Patricia Cemetery. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to The Chair of Irish Studies, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, or the charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Country Haven Funeral Home, 167 Country Rd. (709-634-2500). Family and friends may sign the guest book or make a memorial donation by visiting our website at: www.country-haven.ca


CARTER, Lockyer Graham "Lockie"
Thursday, November 20, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
CARTER, Lockyer Graham "Lockie"
- Born in Greenspond, N.L., a son of the late Edward and Gertrude Carter, passed away peacefully November 18, 2003, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, surrounded by family at the age of 86 years. Lockie went to sea at the age of 14, fishing off the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. He served in the Merchant Marine from 1944-46 and was awarded medals: 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; CVSM Clasp; War Medal 1939-45. Lockie served as Captain on the Halifax-Dartmouth Ferry for 28 years retiring in 1980. He was an avid dart player at Northern Lights Senior Club which he was a member for several years. Also had a great love for the game of crib.

He was predeceased by sisters, Louie, Lucy, Joyce; brother, Charlie; first wife, Louise Parsons. Surviving are his wife and best friend, Gladys Kinsman; daughters, Eileen Tracey (Wayne), Susan Crosby (James); son, Anthony "Tony"; brother, Samuel, Greenspond, NL; grandsons, Steven and Christopher; great-grandchildren, Taylor and Carter; several nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. E-mail condolences may be made at: 1016@alderwoods.com


Cormier, Sister Stephanie "Sister Mary Stephanie"
Wednesday, November 12, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
Cormier, Sister Stephanie "Sister Mary Stephanie"
- 91, a Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish, died in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, November 10, 2003, in her 69th year of religious life. Born in Stephenville, NL, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Catherine (Alexander) Cormier. Sister Stephanie entered the Sisters of St. Martha on September 12, 1932. Gifted as a seamstress, she began her ministry at Bethany in the church vestment department, where she served for 19 years. From 1937-1943, Sister Stephanie pioneered our service in Western Canada, teaching catechism in Canmore and Blairmore, Alta. She carried out household management services at St. Martha's Hospital, Antigonish, St. Joseph's Hospital, Glace Bay and St. Michael's General Hospital, Lethbridge, Alta. From 1947-1959, as a homemaker, she taught sewing and catechetics at St. Charles Convent, Dominion and served the Graymoor Friars mission in Gardner Mines.

Sister Stephanie was the third oldest in a family of 12 and is survived by sisters, Madeline White, Bedelia Delaney, Barbara Lawlor and Vera O'Leary; brothers, Gerald, Adolph. She was predeceased by sisters, Annie Quint, Margaret; brothers, Hubert, John, Laurence, Joseph. The remains are resting in Bethany, with visitation beginning at 1:15 p.m. today where a Celebration of Vigil will be held the same evening at 7:30 p.m. Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place 2 p.m. Thursday in Bethany Chapel. www.MacIsaacs.ca


CRUMMELL, Ralph
Thursday, November 20, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
CRUMMELL, Ralph
- Died November 14, 2003, in St. John's, NL. He was a son of the late Ronald and Alice Crummell. Surviving are wife, Violet "Sally"; brothers, Walt (Dorothy), Gander; David (Sheila), Halifax; sisters, Olive Dinn and Biz (Ed) Kavanagh, Newfoundland; Hattie Pocha, North Bay, Ont.; daughters, Lorraine Steeves, Sharon Heale, Linda Chipman and Pauline Cook. He was predeceased by brothers, George and Douglas and sister, Marjorie. Funeral was held Monday, November 17, in Mount Pearl. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dialysis Unit, Waterford Hospital, St. John's, NL.


DAVIS, Gerald Ernest
Friday, November 14, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
DAVIS, Gerald Ernest
- It is with great sadness that the family of Gerry Davis announces his peaceful passing early on the morning of November 11, at home surrounded by his loving family. Gerry is survived by Toni (nee Eleanor Hickman), his loving wife of 55 years; daughters, Cheryl McKenzie (Colin), Jane (Stanley), Joann (Sean), and son, Gerald (Elizabeth); grandchildren, Jill, Lauren, Andrew and Victoria McKenzie; Lucy and Natalie Sowerby; Julia and Allison Davis; sister, Dorothy Mahaney, Bridgetown, N.S.; cousin, Phil Earle, Carbonear, NL; nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and many more family members and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Florence (nee Parsons) Davis.

Gerry was born in Corner Brook, NL, on June 9, 1922, to the Reverend Ernest Davis, a United Church minister, and his wife Florence Parsons. Gerry spent his early childhood in parsonages across the Island until his 13th year when his father made the decision to move the family to mainland Nova Scotia to continue his ministry.

Gerry entered Mount Allison University in 1941, followed by Dalhousie Medical School, graduating with a medical degree in 1949. Gerry began his career by opening a family practice in Annapolis Royal. Five years later he entered a residency in diagnostic radiology at Dalhousie University, earning his speciality in 1958. He started work as a radiologist at the former Victoria General Hospital in Halifax later that year, and was appointed Assistant Head of the Department of Radiology from 1973 to 1982. Gerry proved to be an inspired teacher and in 1973, he was made a full professor of radiology at Dalhousie University, one of only a few full professors in the department at that time. Gerry's 35 years in the X-Ray department were happy ones and he continued to miss his colleagues and co-workers well after his retirement.

Gerry was involved in representing his profession at the provincial and national levels: he served as President of the Nova Scotia Association of Radiologists; Chairman of Radiology for the Nova Scotia Medical Society; Chairman of the Kellogg Library Committee; Chairman of the Radiological Resident Selection Committee; a Counselor with the Canadian Association of Radiologists; Vice-President of the Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine and was at the forefront of negotiations which led to the fee for service system of remuneration for radiologists. Perhaps the achievement that meant the most to Gerry was his contribution as one of the originators of the use of mammography in Nova Scotia. He received a Distinguished Service Award in 1992 from the Victoria General Hospital.

Gerry was a loving and generous husband and father and supported his family in every effort to learn and achieve. He took great pride in his family's accomplishments, and always encouraged them to reach for their fullest potential in life. He was an available and reliable source of information on every subject, no matter how obscure, and his children and grandchildren regarded him as their personal encyclopaedia. He had an opinion on everything and also the happy faculty of being able to overlook the small details of life while being completely in his element when tough issues had to be addressed. He questioned everything, loved a lively debate, enjoyed his opinions being challenged and was well known for his wonderful sense of humour and hilarious insights. Gerry's intellectual passion was inspired by his Newfoundland father whose first earnings as a schoolboy were spent on books by the world's great philosophers. Though born in a small, rural community, Gerry developed an early appreciation for good books and music, fine art and above all, quality in everything, values he passed on to his family. Gerry eventually inherited his father's wonderful library which grew over the years to include his treasured collections of poetry, history, philosophy and literature. He remained a voracious reader throughout his life and was well known for his skills as an orator and raconteur. His childhood in Newfoundland, his years of general practice in small-town Nova Scotia, along with experiences from extensive travel all over the world with his beloved wife Toni, afforded ample material for his own inimitable style of storytelling. Gerry believed in living life large and encouraged everyone around him to do the same.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 16, in St. Andrew's United Church, 6036 Coburg Rd. A reception in the church will follow the service. The family would like to thank all those who helped care for Gerry and to those who provided support and love during this very difficult time. To long-time family friend, Norma MacDonald, a special heartfelt thank you. Family flowers only. Memorial tributes in Gerry's name may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.


DELANEY, Sadie M., 90
Thursday, November 6, 2003
Sadie M. Delaney
, 90, of North Andover, died Thursday, Oct. 30 at the Academy Manor Nursing Home in Andover. Born in Salmon Cove, Newfoundland, she came to the United States at the age of 16 and lived in Chelsea for many years. She was the widow of George Delaney. Members of her family include her daughters, Joan Baird and her husband Thomas of North Andover, and Dorothy Fallon and her husband James of Bedford; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements were by the William R. Carafa Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea.


DOYLE, William C.
Tuesday, November 4, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
DOYLE, William C. - Avondale, NL
. It is with great sadness that we annouce the death of a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, on October 28, 2003. He was a member of the 4th degree, Cabot Council Knights of Columbus; retired CNR employee and a lifelong resident of Avondale, NL. He was predeceased by infant daughter, Margaret, and leaves to mourn Anne (Costello), his wife of 56 years; daughters, Mary (Patrick) Whelan, Dorothy (Jon) Newman, Irene (Wayne) Barry, and Patricia (Ron) Kilius; his loving sister, Irene Supple, Musquodoboit Harbour; 12 grandchildren; and many friends. He will be sadly missed. Visit www.dunphysfuneralhome.com to sign memorial book.


GOODYEAR, Robert James
Wednesday, November 26, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
GOODYEAR, Robert James - 1923-2003
, Halifax, passed away suddenly November 23, 2003. Born in Little Catalina, NL, he was the son of the late Leonard and Maud Goodyear. Jim served his country through the Newfoundland Royal Constabulary, RCMP and recently through the Royal Canadian Legion. He was the president of Fairview-Halifax (NS No. 142) Branch, a life member since 1994, and the recipient of both the Meritous Service Award and Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal. Jim was predeceased by his first wife, Amelia (Efford); second wife, Marilyn (Faltenhein); sisters, Nellie, Emily (Newfoundland and Labrador). Surviving are son, Leonard (Heather), Fairview; daughter, Carol (Patrick) Taylor, Scotch Village; grandchildren, Denise MacTavish, Tracey Goodyear, Halifax; Robin Taylor, Windsor; Susan Cole, Scotch Village; great-grandchild, Max Cole. Following Jim's wishes cremation has taken place. Service of remembrance 2 p.m. Friday, November 28, in Fairview United Church with the Legion and church service officiated by Rev. Heather Hemmings. Interment in Columbarium Fairview Lawn Cemetery. For those wishing to remember Jim, memorial donations to Last Post Fund.


GRADY (Duffy), M. Glenda
Wednesday, November 19, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
GRADY (Duffy), M. Glenda
- 56, Dartmouth, passed away November 17, 2003, in the Palliative Care Unit, QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Abraham's Cove, NL, she was a daughter of Hugh Duffy, Labrador City, NL, and the late Regina (Cormier) Duffy. Glenda graduated from St. Elizabeth's Hospital, North Sydney in 1967 as a registered nurse. Glenda was a sorority sister in Beta Sigma Phi for over 30 years. She was a past volunteer of Atlantic Child Guidance.

Glenda is survived by her husband of 34 years, John; son, Jonathan (Joanne), Dartmouth; daughters, Nadine (Trevor) Allen, Comox, B.C.; Michelle (Mark), Dartmouth; grandchildren, Catherine, Simon, and Keigan; sisters, Alicia (Bob) Biggs, Debbie (Don) Dwyer, Lucy (Vernon) Myra, Theresa (Brian) Shave, Della (Ramsey) Grey; brothers, George (Pat) Duffy, Jack Duffy, Vernon (Debbie) Duffy; many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, November 20, in Dartmouth Funeral Home, Queen Street. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, November 21, in St. Thomas Moore Church, Caledonia Road, Dartmouth, Rev. Irek Bem officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Private family burial to follow later in the day. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada (www.braintumour.ca), 620 Colborne St., Suite 301, London, ON N6B 2V2 or a charity of your choice. Many thanks to the staff of Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre, 8th Floor and the Palliative Care Unit.


GRANT (Hawco), Clara Mary
Friday, November 14, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
GRANT (Hawco), Clara Mary
- Passed away peacefully November 13, 2003, in the Pallative Care Unit, QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax.

Orignally from Mount Carmel, SMB, NL, Clara spent most of her life in Nova Scotia. As a child of age five she attended the Halifax School For the Blind, and later returned to this province to settle with her husband and bring up two beautiful daughters. Left to mourn are her husband, Gary; daughters, Maureen (Grant) Novak, and Allison; grandchildren, Brooke, Courtney and Blayke. Clara was predeceased by her parents, William and Annie Hawco; along with beloved granddaughter, Haylie. She will be remembered fondly by loving family, including brother, John (Lucy), Jimmy (Theresa); sisters, Dot (Ben), Katherine (Joe); many nieces and nephews.

Clara was honoured to have a major network of friends across Canada, most of which she kept in touch with regularly. It was Clara's wish to donate her body to Dalhouie Medical Research Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pallative Care Unit, 7A, VG Site, QEII, Halifax. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.


HALLEY, William "Bill"
Sunday, November 9, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
HALLEY, William "Bill"
- Seabright, N.J., died October 27, 2003. Born in Petty Harbour, NL, he was a son of the late John and Mary Halley. Educated in St. John's and Halifax, he earned his degree in electrical engineering from Nova Scotia Technical College. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by his wife, Enid; brothers, John (Newfoundland); Dr. Leonard Halley (Shad Bay, Halifax Co.); sisters, Eileen Sheen (New York); Gertrude Hill (Halifax); Josephine Hallisey(Florida); six siblings in infancy. Burial was in Brielle, N.J.


MARCHE, Walter Louis
Friday, November 7, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
MARCHE, Walter Louis
- 84, Dartmouth, died November 6, 2003, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Port au Port, NL, he was a son of the late Walter and Mary (Gillis) Marche. He was employed with Air Canada and retired after 33 years of service. He was a long-time active member of St. Paul's Parish and a 4th Degree member of St. Paul's Council, Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former Bernice Gillis; daughter, Marie (Christopher) Habgood, Burlington, Ont.; sons, Gerard, Toronto; Vincent, Fall River; grandchildren, Kelly and Ryan; sisters, Isabel Wyatt, Fall River; Jean Coffey, Antigonish; Terese Vanderberry, Ohio; brother, Cecil, Stephenville Crossing, NL. He was predeceased by sisters, Mary, Millie, Christine and Sadie; brothers, Harold, Vince and Tommy. Visiting will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St., Dartmouth. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Monday in St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Windmill Road, Dartmouth, Rev. Charles Burke officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Family flowers only by request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Vincent De Paul Society or St. Paul's Church Building Fund.


PERHAM, Benjamin John
Thursday, November 6, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
PERHAM, Benjamin John
- 66, Lunenburg, passed away Monday, November 3, 2003, in Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born in Bay du Nord, NL, he was a son of the late George and Ellen Ann (Dominix) Perham. Ben spent his life as a scallop fisherman, fishing from Lunenburg and New Bedford, Mass. He attended Faith Baptist Chapel, Centre. He is survived by daughter, Denise (Joe) Grandy, Lunenburg; son, Darren, Lunenburg; sister, Betty (Earl) Rideout, Truro; brother, Thomas (Lynn), Florida; grandchildren, Chelsea and Jarret, Truro. He was predeceased by his stepfather, Alex Drake. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. 3, Lunenburg. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday in Faith Baptist Chapel, Centre, Rev. Chris Emery officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Faith Baptist Building Fund or any charity. www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca


PROSSER, Randolph "Porky"
Thursday, November 27, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
PROSSER, Randolph "Porky"
- 76, rear Mercer Street, Sydney, passed away Friday, November 21, 2003, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Isle Aux Mort, NL, he was a son of the late George and Emma (Organ) Prosser. He served in the Merchant Navy and was employed with the S&L Railroad and Devco. Porky was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 128.

Surviving are his wife, the former Theresa Downey; daughters, Maureen (Greg) Lynch, Sydney; Linda Prosser, Sydney, and Darlene (John) Ryan, Halifax; grandchildren, Angie and Randy Risk, Shannon and Bobby Lynch; brother, George Prosser, Sydney; sisters, Lorretta Lewis, Ruth (Lloyd) Evely and Adeline (Don) Luckie, all of Sydney. Porky was predeceased by his brothers, Ralph, Walter, Ken and Donald. Visitation took place in Sydney Memorial Chapel on Sunday, November 23, from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service was celebrated in St. Alban's Anglican Church, Whitney Pier, Monday, November 24, at 11 a.m., Rev. Doug Chard officiated. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or St. Alban's Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at: sydmemchapel@ns.sympatico.ca


RUTLEDGE, James Ervine
Saturday, November 29, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
RUTLEDGE, James Ervine
- 52, Dartmouth, passed away at home November 27, 2003, surrounded by his family. Born in Gander, NL, Jim was a son of the late Blake and Beulah (Poole) Rutledge. Jim will be lovingly missed by his sisters, Jennifer (Will) Hay, Joni Rutledge, Heidi (Luc) St. Hillaire; brother, Blake and wife Debbie. Jim will also be very much missed by his nieces, Rachel, Wendy, Sarah; nephews, Alex, Matthew and Ryan; grandnephew, Adam.

Jim leaves behind a legacy of love and compassion for family, friends, children, and people. He gave selflessly of himself to his family, friends, community and work. Jim was a self taught musician, horn, guitar, keyboards and violin, and loved classical and jazz music. He loved gatherings with family, friends, food, conversation and laughter. Jim was also an avid cyclist. Jim loved children and devoted himself to helping any child in need. He kept a special place in his heart for Drew. Jim was also a long-time employee of Canadian Tire, Spryfield, and had many customers and friends that will miss his honesty and integrity.

The family wish to express gratitude to Dr. David Dupere and Susan Perrott of the Palliative Care Program, the V.O.N. and Maureen Stiner Community Care and Anne Grant, Canadian Cancer Society. Visiting will be 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St. Private burial at a later date in Mount Hermon. Family flowers only by request, donations in Jim's memory may be made to a charity of choice.
"We cannot do great things, only small things with great love" Mother Theresa.


THORNHILL, William Fox "Bill"
Monday, November 10, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
THORNHILL, William Fox "Bill"
- 72, Cole Harbour, November 8, 2003, surrounded by his family and friends, after a long courageous battle with illness, he has taken his place with our Lord. He will lovingly be remembered and deeply missed by his best friend and wife, Matilda (Bond); children, Wade (Sandra), Cole Harbour; Frank (Geralyn), Brooklin, Ont.; Anne (Brent) Gillan, Cole Harbour. A devoted brother to Suzie Blagdon, Ewart (Edna), Harold (Irene), Margaret (Jim) Hamilton, Bertha (Gordon) Andrews, Shirley (Eli) Patten; sisters-in-law, Vadie and Emma; brother-in-law, Bob Teron and John (Evely) Bond. He was predeceased by mother, Agnes (Fox); father, Frank; brothers, Gordon and Eli; sister, Ruby Teron; brothers-in-law, Newton Blagdon and Gerry Williams. He was beloved "poppy" to grandchildren, Scott (Marsha), Matthew, Jennifer, Sarah, Jacob, Brendon and Leanne; great-grandfather to Haylie. He had a large extended family, which included many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces.

Bill was born in Grand Bank, NL, where he was an active community leader involved with countless organizations, including Grand Bank United. He held a Bachelor of Science degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and worked with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for 25 years prior to retiring in 1987. He and Matilda moved to Cole Harbour in 1992, where he continued to serve as an active community member. He devoted much of his time to his choir at Cole Harbour-Woodside United Church, as well as many church committees, including extended ministry outreach programs. He was a Master Mason, a member of Athole Lodge, ISGRNS. A wonderful father, a much loved brother and son, to all who knew him, he was a generous and loyal friend, slow to anger and full of compassion. All will dearly miss him.

Visitation was held Sunday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. today in Cole Harbour-Woodside United Church, Rev. Dr. Susan MacAlpine-Gillis to officiate. Interment will take place in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. By request, in lieu of flowers, remembrances to the Cole Harbour-Woodside United Church Building Fund, 1246 Cole Harbour Rd., Cole Harbour, NS B2V 1N2, would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences may be made to: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


VALLIS, Benjamin
Friday, November 21, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
VALLIS, Benjamin
- 78, Halifax, passed away November 20, 2003, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Coombs Cove, NL, October 8, 1925, he was a son of the late Levi and Jane (Hepditch) Vallis. He was a veteran of the Second World War, and a long-time employee of Foundation Franklin. He is survived by daughters, Leola and Judy, Halifax; Doris, Niagara Falls; sons, James, Niagara Falls; Clarence, Port Bickerton; sister, Doris Taylor; sister-in-law, Annie Roy, both of Newfoundland; brothers, George Vallis, Newfoundland; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Aaron and David; sisters, Mini, Violet, Martha. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences to: 1016@alderwoods.com

 

 

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