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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
October 2003

 

BLACKBURN, Mollie Eleanor P.
Monday, October 27, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
BLACKBURN, Mollie Eleanor P.
- 89, Bedford, passed away peacefully October 25, 2003, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in New Melbourne, Trinity Bay, NL, she was the last surviving member of the family of the late William and Lucy (Baggs) Button. A spirited Newfoundlander, Mollie was proud of her upbringing and loved sharing her heritage with family, friends and co-workers. In her early years in New Melbourne, Mollie helped run the family business and wrote a weekly column on community events for a local newspaper. In 1954, she moved to Nova Scotia with her husband and two children. She was secretary to the late Dr. Norman Gosse for many years and following his death worked in the Tumor Clinic of the V.G. Hospital, until her retirement. Mollie was truly a devoted member of Rockingham United Church and made significant contributions to church life. She was a member of he UCW and was honored to be the first female elder in her church. She served as lay minister on many occasions and as supply organist, not only in Rockingham but in other nearby churches. Mollie loved children and for many years taught Sunday school and led CGIT and other youth groups. In the early 1960s she was instrumental in starting up a Sunday school in Kearney Lake. Mollie also took pride in being a frequent blood donor to the Red Cross.

Throughout her life, Mollie cherished the simple pleasures of time spent with family and friends. She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Sylvia (Jon) Corey, Hammonds Plains; her son, Nelson (Jane) Blackburn, Bedford; granddaughter, Brenda (Lonnie) Dauphinee, Bedford; grandson, James Blackburn, Ottawa; great-grandson, Joshua Dauphinee, Bedford. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Eric A. Blackburn; sisters, Pearl, Nellie and Joyce; brothers, Carman, Clarence, Nelson and Jack. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, Bedford, on Tuesday, October 28, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in Rockingham United Church, Wednesday, October 29, at 2 p.m., Rev. Martin Reid officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rockingham United Church or The Arthritis Society. Interment will take place in New Melbourne at a later date.


BOUTILIER (West), Frances
Friday, October 3, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
BOUTILIER (West), Frances
- 86, Halifax, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2003, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Garnish, Fortune Bay, NL, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Bridget (Grandy) West. She is survived by her husband, Harris; daughter-in-law, Frances; grandson, E. Joseph and his wife Alicia; great-grandchildren, Bethany and Nicholas; sister, Olive Walters, Seabright. She was predeceased by son, Harvey; six sisters; one brother. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, October 6, in St. Mark's Anglican Church, Halifax. Burial in Fairview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mark's Anglican Church or Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences to: 1016@alderwoods.com


COLLINS, Rev. Clyde
Saturday, October 4, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
COLLINS, Rev. Clyde
- 85, Halifax, went home to be with the Lord during hurricane Juan September 29, 2003. He was born in Port Elizabeth, NL on October 24, 1917, to parents Peter and Lillian Collins. In April 1946, Clyde responded to an altar call and gave his heart to the Lord; resulting in over 57 years of soul-winning evangelism. His ministry touched many lives of all ages. His call took him to many parts of Atlantic Canada, Ontario and New England. Loss of his sight in 1983 resulted in phone ministry of encouragement, hospital visitation and a local correctional centerministry.

Surviving are his loving wife, Edna Mae (Goddard) and son, Wayne, Halifax; son, Barry (June), Ontario; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Funeral celebration of Clyde's life will be held Sunday, October 5, at 3 p.m. in Full Gospel Church, North at Oxford Street, Halifax, Rev. Gary Barrett officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Clyde vision for winning souls for Christ will not end today. For the past two years his soul-winning team has continued to spread the gospal throught the medium of THE COLLIN'S REPORT, tracts, etc. What Clyde created in 1996 will continue as a memorial to him and his desire to follow Jesus. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Clyde Collins Evangelistic Outreach would be appreciated. You may do so by sending same c/o Full Gospal Church.
Psalms 73:24 "Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory."


CURRAN, Hilary Joseph
Tuesday, October 21, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
CURRAN, Hilary Joseph
- 71, Canning, Kings Co., passed away Saturday, October 18, 2003, at home. Born in Cape Broyl, NL, he was a son of the late Martin and Anna (Rossiter) Curran. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy at the age of 15 and later served with the Black Watch until 1957. He had been employed as a janitor with the schools in Canning, McDonald's Restaurant in New Minas and the Kings County Municipal Office, Kentville. He was later employed as a labourer with local farms, Minas Seed and ACA Co-op. He was a former member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Habitant Branch 73, Canning. He is survived by daughters, Debbie Curran (Rick Miller), Margie (Sonny) Reese, Janet (Robert) Reese, all of Waterville, Kings Co.; Joyce Murphy (Darryl Herman), Welsford, Kings Co.; Nancy (Kenneth) Gould, Halifax; Catherine (Donald) Balsh, Aylesford; sons, Michael (Melissa), Kentville; James (Bonnie-Sue), Waterville; David, Aylesford; Raymond (Laura), Kingston, Kings Co.; Robert (Crystal), Canning; Jeffrey (Trudy), Port Williams; sister, Mary; brothers, Leo and Joseph, all of Newfoundland; 34 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; cousin, Plecida, Newfoundland. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Marguerite Dill; stepfather, Ernest Walsh; son, Ronald; granddaughter, Stephanie Mae Curran; brothers, James and Raymond. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, October 22, in W.C. Hiltz/White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where prayers will be held at 3 p.m. and Royal Canadian Legion service at 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, October 23, in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Kentville, Father Craig Christenson officiating. Burial will take place in Jawbone Corner Cemetery, Canard, Kings Co. Donations in memory may be made to Lung Association of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to W.C. Hiltz/White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.


DOYLE, Gertrude Mary
Thursday, October 9, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
DOYLE, Gertrude Mary
- 99, Northwood Manor, passed away October 7, 2003, in the manor. Born in Lamallie, NL, she was a daughter of the late John Collins and Melinda (Fitzpatrick). She was a former member of the Children of Mary Society. Surviving are sons, Gerald Doyle, Newfoundland; Sylvester Jr. (Jude), Vancouver; grandson, Michael Nagle; granddaughter, Pemba Doyle. She was predeceased by her husband, Sylvester Doyle; children, Howard, Catherine Nagle; sister, "Katie"; brothers, William, Joseph, Gerald and Pierre. Visitation will take place 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home, 2032 Robie St. Funeral will be held 10 p.m. Friday in St. Mary's Basilica, burial following in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home. On-line condolences to: 1066@alderwoods.com


FOSTER, Frank Frederick Jr.
Monday, October 6, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
FOSTER, Frank Frederick Jr.
- Passed away suddenly on July 1, 2003, at his residence in Brockville Ont., in his 47th year. He was a son Frank and Avis Foster, Picton Ont. Frank was born in St. John's, NL, on August 7, 1956. When he was six weeks old he traveled with his parents to Whitehorse, Yukon. At the age of three years, the family moved to Picton, Ont. There Frank grew up and graduated from Prince Edward Collegiate Institute. After graduating high school, Frank was accepted in the World Youth Organization as an exchange student and traveled to South America where he worked for three months. On return from South America he attended Ryerson University in Toronto and obtained a degree in motion picture photography and applied arts. After more time traveling to Israel and different parts of Europe he worked for a number of years in the film industry both in Toronto and Vancouver. Frank then decided to change careers and attended Queens University in Kingston Ont., where he received his Bachelor of Education degree.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his parents; daughter, Alice, Toronto, Ont.; sisters, Beverly (Ted), Bath Ont.; Katherine (Bob), Sharbot Lake, Ont.; Wendy, Verona, Ont.; brother, Bill (Katie), Toronto, Ont.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Frank was well-liked by all who knew him and he will be missed. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service took place in Picton, Ont.


GARNIER, Reginald E., CD
Friday, October 10, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
GARNIER, Reginald E., CD
- It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Reginald Earl Garnier, CD, age 77, on Wednesday, October 8, 2003, at his residence. Born in North Sydney, he was a son of the late James Ralph and Sadie (Ogden) Garnier. He was married to the late Georgena Foote (Burin, NL), who passed away in 1990. Reg was a veteran of two wars. He served with the 17 Duke of York-Royal Canadian Hussars during the Second World War and with the Royal Canadian Dragoons in Korea. He also served with Royal Canadian Provost Corps. for NATO, Hamer, Germany, Newfoundland and Gagetown, N.B. He retired from the military attaining the rank of sergeant. He worked as a constable with the North Sydney Police Force until his retirement in 1979. He was an active member of St. Joseph Parish, North Sydney, lifetime member and past vice-president of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 19, North Sydney and past president of CUPE, North Sydney. He was also a member of the Northern Yacht Club, North Sydney, where he had provided security and could be found wishing for the swinging bells. Reg was an avid fisherman and hunter with a love for the outdoors.

His greatest love besides his family was the annual Garnier Family Reunion held every year in Ste. Anne de Beaupre, Que. Despite failing health he attended his last reunion in July. He is survived by son, Robert (Lynda) Garnier, and a very special grandson Adam, North Sydney, with whom he shared many scooter rides and happy times; daughter Audra (Derek) Theriault, Sydney Mines; sister, Polly Young, North Sydney; brothers, Don, Sydney; Lonnie (Jean), North Sydney; John (Josie), Oromocto, N.B.; Wally, Kitchener, Ont.; Clyde (Evelyn), Ottawa, Ont.; many nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by sisters, Patricia Hamilton and Shirley Roussell; brothers, Jim, Sidney and Terry (all of Ontario). There is no visitation by request. A funeral mass will take place 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to W. J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at: peter.walsh@ns.sympatico.ca
"God grant that I may live to fish until my dying day, and when it comes to my last cast, I then most humbly pray. When in the Lord's safe landing net I'm peacefully asleep, that in his mercy I may be judged as good enough to keep."


HUMBY, Rev. Reuben Crewe
Wednesday, October 1, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
HUMBY, Rev. Reuben Crewe
- 86, Dayspring, Lunenburg Co., passed away September 29, 2003, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born February 14, 1917, in Summerville, NL, he was the eldest son of the late Edward and Rebecca (Crewe) Humby. After receiving his early education in Summerville, he received his Teacher's Certificate from Memorial College, St. John's, NL, and taught in the province for five years. He was received as a candidate for the United Church Ministry in 1939 and served as Lay Minister in Newfoundland and Labrador for four years. He received his arts degree from Mount Allison University in 1948. During his study years, he served as student minister in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Cape Breton. It was at this time, as a supply minister in Mulgrave that he met his wife of 55 years, Anna Digdon. He received his Masters of Divinity from Pine Hill in 1950. He was ordained by the Newfoundland Conference at Grand Falls, NL, in this same year. After ordination, he and Anna, his partner in ministry, served the pastoral charges of Heart's Content, NL, for two years; West Bay, for six years and Florence/Little Bras D'or, for 22 years. In 1967, he was nominated and received the Canadian Centennial Medal. After retiring in 1980, he and Anna resided in Dayspring. Although retired, he was a very active member of Bridgewater United Church, Bridgewater. Through his faith, he touched the hearts of many and will be dearly missed.

Surviving are his wife the former Anna Digdon; twin sons, Wylie (Violet), Bridgewater, and Wayne (Susan), Bradford, Ont; daughter, Linda (Dave) Kay, Timberlea; sister, Joyce (Hewlett); granddaughter, Cheryl; grandsons, Gregg, Chad, Stephen, Kelsey and Jesse; great-granddaughter, Megan. He was predeceased by brothers, George, Ambrose, Joseph and infant daughter, Rebecca Ann. Visitation for family and friends will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m., today in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater. Funeral 2 p.m., Thursday in Bridgewater United Church, Rev. Ivan Norton officiating. Burial will follow in Dayspring Cemetery, Dayspring. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Reception to follow in Bridgewater United Church CE Centre. On-line condolences may be made at www.sweenysfuneralhome.com


IVANY, Gordon Herbert Seymour "Gordie"
Saturday, October 25, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
IVANY, Gordon Herbert Seymour "Gordie"
- 62, Berwick, formerly of New Minas and Kentville, passed away Thursday, October 23, 2003, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Grand Falls, NL, he was a son of Stella (Skinner) Ivany, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, and the late Gordon Ivany. He served with the Canadian Armed Forces retiring after 24 years with the rank of Master Corporal. He was then employed for several years with Ron Illsley Motors (later Best Toyota), New Minas. In addition, he worked for a number of years with Rockwell Home Hardware, Kentville and Purolator Courier, until he retired. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Kings Branch 6, Kentville, and a member of Christ Anglican Church, Berwick. In his earlier years he played hockey and broomball, and also coached and managed minor hockey. He was an avid Toronto Maple Leafs fan.

Gordie was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who adored his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, the former Dianna Moore, Berwick; daughters, Cindy (Steve) Menzies, Berwick; Wendy (Robert) Ward, London, Ont.; sons, Gordon James "Jamie" (Donna), Cold Lake, Alta.; Michael (Donna), Cambridge; sister, Elizabeth (Bernard) Waye, Grand Falls-Windsor; brothers, George (Marsha) Kelowna, B.C.; Gavin (Marg), Kingston, Ont.; Richard (Mae), Grand Falls-Windsor; grandchildren, Tia, Alison, Amy, Megan, Samantha, Logan, Nicholas, Katie, Kyla; mother and father-in-law, Marion and Frank Moore, Kentville; several nieces and nephews. No visitation by family request. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 28, in Christ Anglican Church, Berwick, Rev. Charles Bull officiating. A reception to follow in the church. Burial will take place in Garden of Rest Cemetery, Parish of St. James, Kentville. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Valley Regional Hospital - CT Scanner, Chemotherapy Unit or Medical Unit. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to W.C. Hiltz/White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.


JOHNSON (Anderson), Gertrude Amelia
Monday, October 20, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
JOHNSON (Anderson), Gertrude Amelia
- 60, 6 Silverwood Terr. Halifax, died peacefully on October 17, 2003, after a courageous battle with cancer at home. Born November 25, 1942, in St. John's, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Pius and Gertrude (Locke) Anderson. One of her greatest joys was caring for her grandson, Liam. She is lovingly survived by her sons, William and David King, Halifax; sisters, Margaret (Gus) O'Regan, Great Codroy, Nfld.; Louise (Stewart) MacInnis, Halifax; Winnie Harris, Halifax; Marie (Geoffrey) Cole; brothers, Ron Anderson, Bridgetown; Leonard Anderson, Codroy Nfld.; Eli (Helen) Anderson, Doyles, Nfld.; Frank (Noreen) Moore, Milville, Nfld.; Mike (Mary) Moore, Codroy, Nfld.; several nieces, nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her husband, John C. Johnson; brothers, David and Tom Moore. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service to be held at a later date in Great Codroy, Nfld.


MacADAM, Hazel Mary
Monday, October 13, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
MacADAM, Hazel Mary
- 93, Sydney Mines, died October 10, 2003. Born in Burgeo, NL, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Harriet (Benoit) Warren. Surviving are daughters, Marie (Clarence), Sharon (Martin), Mildred (Ross), Rachel (Bill), Violet (Lawrence); sons, Nelson (Joanne), Alfred (Linda), Connie (Mabel), Billy (Brenda), David (Marie), Joseph (Doreen); sister, Helen; brother, Adohphus; 25 grandchildren; 84 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Ronald P. Scott; second husband, William MacAdam; daughter, Mary; sons, Robert, George, Ronnie, Finnery; sister, Maizie; brothers, Frank, Joe, Edgar. Funeral 11 a.m. today in St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery.


MITCHELL, Eric Augustus
Friday, October 17, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
MITCHELL, Eric Augustus
- 38, Pinetree, formerly Newfoundland, died October 15, 2003, in The Moncton City Hospital, New Brunswick. Born in Baie Verte, NL, he was a son of Nellie Mitchell, White Bay, NL, and the late Augustus Mitchell. Surviving are sisters, Phyllis (Dean), Vera (Ron), Patty (Lorne), Daisy (Danny); brothers, Wayne (Susan), Lloyd (Doris), Bruce, Dan (Carol). He has been transferred to the care of Wimbleton's Funeral Home, Baie Verte, for funeral service this weekend. A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Monday in The Salvation Army Citadel, Westville, Capt. James Sinclair officiating. Donations to The Salvation Army. Memorial arrangements are entrusted to P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow.


NARDOCCHIO, Kathleen Mary
Tuesday, October 7, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
NARDOCCHIO, Kathleen Mary
- 85, Sydney, died October 5, 2003, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in St. Vincent's, NL, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (O'Hara) Halleran (Sydney). Surviving are husband, Anthony "Tony"; daughters, Carolyn (Peter), Patricia; sisters, Winnifred, Frances "Faye", Ada (James); brother, Patrick; grandchildren, Tracey, Lindsey, Nadine, Tamara, Blair, Gavin; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by daughter, Dr. Elaine; sister, Marcella; brother, Leo. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Anthony Daniel Church. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca


PARDY (Downton), Mildred Elizabeth "Liz"
Monday, October 20, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
PARDY (Downton), Mildred Elizabeth "Liz"
- Alfred Street, Dartmouth, passed away October 18, 2003, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in St. John's, NL, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Hilda (Witten) Downton. Liz volunteered for many years in the library at Harbourview School and helped shape the lives of the children of North Dartmouth. In recognition of over 20 years of voluntary service to her community she was awarded the Golden Apple Award by the Dartmouth School Board. For over 25 years she was the building superintendent of a large apartment building where she became a good friend and confidant to many of the tenants and children who resided in the building.

Liz is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Samuel Clayton Pardy; her only child, Matthew and his wife Joyce, Dartmouth; she was a beloved Grandma of Alexandra, Eric and Emma. She is also survived by brother, Gordon (Gwen); sisters, Sylvia (Terry), Brenda (Winston), all of Newfoundland; Barb (Jim), Georgia; brothers-in-law, Ron and George (Marg); sisters-in-law, Judy (Fred) and Eleanor Keeping; many nieces and nephews. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday in Stairs Memorial United Church, 44 Hester St., Dartmouth, Rev. Sandra Carruthers officiating. Interment in Mount Hermon Cemetery. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to her grandchildren's education fund at CIBC Wise Road Branch, Dartmouth. E-mail condolences may be sent to: 1065@alderwoods.com


PHELAN, Gordon Frederick
Sunday, October 26, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
PHELAN, Gordon Frederick
- 84, passed away peacefully in Health Sciences Centre, St. John's NL, on October 24, 2003. He was predeceased by his wife, Florence Josephine (Rice) Phelan and daughter, Diane Duggan. He will be sadly missed by his son, Michael, Vancouver, B.C.; daughter, Nancy (Evans) Teppler, West Covina, Calif. He also leaves to mourn his granddaughters, Ann, Laura and Jennifer Duggan, grandson, Sean Duggan; granddaughter, Linda Teppler; grandson, Taylor Phelan; granddaughters, Hayly, Kelti and Molly Niamh Phelan; great-granddaughter, Caitlyn Teppler Horne; great-grandson, Talon Teppler Horne. Mr Phelan was a veteran of the Second World War and former resident of Halifax and Montreal, P.Q., prior to his retirement. He worked as an electrical engineer and teacher. Resting in Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road, where visitation will be held today from 2-5, 7-10 p.m. Funeral mass will be held 9:30 a.m. Monday, October 27, from the Basilica. Interment to follow in Field of Honor, Mount Pleasant Cemetery.


QUOSIG, Mary
Monday, October 20, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
QUOSIG, Mary
- 70, Upper East Green Harbour, Shelburne Co., died Thursday, October 16, 2003, in the Health Care Centre, St. John's, NL. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Mark and Helen (Umbla) Boutlier. She is survived by her husband, Werner; sons, Martin, Dartmouth, James (Glenna), Bridgewater; Greg, Halifax; Donald (Denise), Dartmouth; daughters, Elizabeth (Wilfred Dennis), Cape Sable Island; Helen Bridgewater; Trudy (Wayne Harris), Shelburne; sister, Cathy Woodworth (Allison), Ellerhouse; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by daughter, Jenny Lynn; sister, Jean. Visiting will be today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, both in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Shelburne. Burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Arthritis Society or World Wildlife Foundation.


RANSON, Bridget Genevieve "Genny"
Sunday, October 12, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
RANSON, Bridget Genevieve "Genny"
- 80, Lower Sackville, passed away peacefully Friday, October 10, 2003, in the VG Site, Palliative Care Unit, QEII. Born in North River, Conception Bay, NL, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Butte) Skehen. She is survived by her husband, F. Peter Ranson and her son, Brian, both of Lower Sackville; sisters, Mary, Bell Island, NL; Carmel, Lower Sackville; Agnes, Happy Valley, NL; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, James, Walter, John, Patrick, and William; sisters, Joan and Agnes.

Genny was a very active long-time member of St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church and a member of the CWL for over 40 years. A firm believer in community service, she was a volunteer in many organizations including the Canadian Cancer Society, United Appeal and March of Dimes as well as others. Alway interested in the welfare of children, she became involved in the Girl Guides of Canada in many levels eventually becoming a Division Commissioner. She enjoyed social activities such as league bowling, darts and card playing, especially cribbage. She was a founding member of the Sackville Seniors Advisory Council (silver and gold). Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Monday, October 13, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 14, in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church, Bishop Colin Campbell officiating. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville, followed by a reception in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Special thanks to VG Site, Palliative Care Unit and Cancer Care Unit, QEII, as well as her nurses from the Victorian Order of Nurses. On-line condolences may be made to: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


READ, Arthur William "Jack"
Tuesday, October 7, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
READ, Arthur William "Jack"
- 78, Concord, Calif., died September 22, 2003, of complications following surgery. Jack was born in Halifax, the son of the late Arthur and Jean Read. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War, including a lengthy period on the destroyer H.M.C.S. Chaudiere. After the war, he was employed by Canadian National Railways in Halifax before moving to the United States, where he spent the rest of his career with United Airlines in Boston, Grand Rapids, Mich., Virginia, and San Francisco, retiring after 35 years. Jack is survived by his wife of 57 years, Genevieve (Barker), formerly of Open Hall, NL; sons, Arthur "Jack" and Paul; daughter, Jean Kerns, all residing in California; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Anderson (Donald), and nieces and nephews in Halifax. As was his request, Jack's ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay.


REID, Oswald "Ozzie"
Friday, October 10, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
REID, Oswald "Ozzie"
- 59, Brooklyn, Hants Co., passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 8, 2003, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, surrounded by his family, after a short courageous battle with cancer. Born October 13, 1943, in Munroe, NL, he was a son of Elizabeth (Sanson), Waterville, NL and the late John Reid. Ozzie was a dedicated and loyal employee of Irving Equipment Ltd., Halifax, for over 30 years as a master mechanic until his recent retirement due to illness. He was also a member of IUOE, Local 721. Ozzie will be remembered by his family for his long hours providing for them. The family would like to wish Ozzie a very special Happy Birthday "We love you forever to the Moon and the Stars."

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Christine (Beckett); sons, Rodger (Kelly Long), Brooklyn; Derrick (Lori Canavan), Greenhill; one very special grandchild, Paul; stepgrandchildren, Jessica, Jeremy, Bailee, and Jamie; brother, Lawrence (Ann), Waterville, NL; sister, Doris (Robert) Taverner, Vernon, B.C. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, October 11, in Lohnes-Beazley Family Funeral Home, 419 Albert St., Windsor, Rev. David Curry officiating. Private interment at a later date. No flowers by request. The family has requested that donations in memory be made to the VG Site, QEII - 6B, Step-Down Unit, 1278 Tower Rd., Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9. Private condolences may also be sent on-line at: www.familycare.ca


ROSS, Ella
Friday, October 24, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
ROSS, Ella
- 91, Bedford, passed away October 23, 2003, in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Burin, NL, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Ann (Bambury) Brown. She was a past member of All Saints Anglican Church, Bedford. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a friend to all. Surviving are her daughter, Loretta (Stan) Millett, Greenwood; son, David, Halifax; brother, Curtis, Bedford; grandchildren, Susan and Lisa; great-grandchildren, Victoria, Kathleen and Alexis. She was predeceased by her husband, Hubert; brother, Gordon. Visiting 7-9 p.m. Sunday, funeral service 11 a.m. Monday, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, Canon Robert Power officiating. Burial in All Saints Cemetery. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences to: www.atlanticfuneralhome.com


ROSSITER, John Michael
Wednesday, October 1, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
ROSSITER, John Michael - November 13, 1971 - September 29, 2003
. Paramedic, died in the line of duty early Monday morning as a result of a tragic accident during the Halifax hurricane. John worked with Nova Scotia Emergency Health Services as a paramedic for 11 years and was completing his certification in Occupational Health and Safety at Dalhousie University. John was a dedicated paramedic who died on the job, helping others in a career that he loved but which ended far too soon. John was deeply loved by his family and friends and leaves behind his parents, Bill (Retired Deputy Firechief of the St. John's Regional Fire Dept.) and Brenda; brother, Bill Jr. of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary; Karen of Newfoundland Hydro; a close and loving relative, Mary Keating, Halifax; a cherished circle of friends and co-workers in Halifax; a large circle of family and friends in Newfoundland. John will be dearly missed for his love of life, kindness, dedication to others and his stellar work ethic. John brought great joy and laughter to his family and friends and to all those he met. John will go home to be buried in Mount Pearl, NL. Visitation 11-5 p.m. today in Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home, 2032 Robie St. In Newfoundland John will be resting in Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road, St. John's. Funeral service will be held Saturday in Mary Queen of the World, Mount Pearl. Time to be announced. Interment in Holy Sepulcre Cemetery, Mount Pearl. Donations in honour of John's memory may be made to the John Michael Rossiter Fund, QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation, 1278 Tower Rd., Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9. Donations may be made on-line at: www.cdha.nshealth.ca/QE2foundation On-line condolences to: 1066@alderwoods.com

 

 

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