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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
September 2003


BARNES, Captain William James
Thursday, September 11, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
BARNES, Captain William James
- 81, Arichat, passed away peacefully September 9, 2003, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston, with his loving family by his side. Born in Harbour Mill, NL, he was a son of the late Richard and Lydia (Pardy) Barnes. He was a skipper on the draggers working for Booth's Fisheries and then Richmond Fisheries for 28 years, and a marine science teacher employed with the Richmond District School Board, working at I.M.D.H. for approximately 11 years. He was a member of the Orangemen's Club.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Joyce Georgina (Barnes) Barnes; daughters, Maisie (Roger) Cowen, Medicine Hat, Alta.; Elizabeth (William Gordon) Lucas, Susan Cooper and companion Stanley Borden, Marlene Barnes, all of Dartmouth; sons, Alvin and companion Carol, Bible Hill; Maurice, (Carol), Halifax; Rex (Lorna), Arichat; David (Elizabeth), Truro; Jim, at home; sister, Caroline Freeborn, Newfoundland; 14 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. He was predeceased by grandson, Clay; sisters, Edith, Elsie and Annie May; brother, Maurice. Visitation will be in C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home in Arichat today from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Funeral service to be held 11 a.m. in St. John Anglican Church, Arichat, Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Cremation to follow. Burial of ashes to be held in St. John Anglican Church Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice. On-line condolences can be sent to the family at:

BARTLETT (Thompson), Shirley Eleanor
Saturday, September 27, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
BARTLETT (Thompson), Shirley Eleanor

Passed away peacefully in Queensway Carleton Hospital, Ottawa, on Friday, September 19, 2003. She is survived by her husband, Samuel; son, Stuart, Ottawa; daughter, Jane Clifton (Wayne), Victoria, B.C., and their daughters Sarah and Jaime; brother, Ralph, South Brookfield; sister-in-law, Helen Udell, Carbonear, NL; many nieces and nephews in Nova Scotia and British Columbia. Shirley was born in Liverpool and lived most of her life in Newfoundland and then Ottawa where she was active in the arts community. A funeral service was held in the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, Ottawa, on Wednesday, September 24. Interment will take place in Bartlett Cemetery, Brigus, NL. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.

BURRY (Bilton), Carol Ann
Saturday, September 27, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
BURRY (Bilton), Carol Ann
- Passed away peacefully after a brief illness in the company of her family on Tuesday, September 23, 2003, in St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, St. John's, NL, Carol Ann Burry, age 63. She was predeceased by her parents, James and Mildred Bilton (Ottawa). Leaving to mourn are her loving family, husband, Wayne; daughter, Leslie (Pat Kennedy); grandchildren, Jamie and Caroline; son, James (Juanita); many friends. No visitation by request. Memorial service was held 11 a.m. Thursday, September 25, in Carnell Memorial Chapel, 329 Freshwater Rd. Private interment followed. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.

Wednesday, September 17, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
- East Petpeswick, died peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of September 15, 2003, in her 93rd year. Born in Harbour Breton, NL, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Florence Chapman. Mabel was a devoted wife to the late Ernest Clements and loving mother to daughters, Paula (Mrs. Ron Milsom), East Petpeswick, and Glenda (Mrs. Richard Waugh), Wallace. Next to her children, her love encompassed her grandchildren, Tracy and Kathryn Milsom and Steven, Shannon and Kirsty Waugh. As a WREN, she served her country during the Second World War, and until her recent death, was the oldest surviving WREN in Canada. During her lifetime, she served her community in many different capacities, as she believed that if you lived in a community, you contributed to it. She was a faithful member of her Church and lived with a deep and quiet faith. Mabel was an example to all that met her of how to live a positive, upbeat and productive life. Her glass was always half full and she never missed an opportunity to embrace the moment and share in it with others.

She is survived by her sisters, May (Mrs. Harvey Yarn), Berwick; Blanche (Mrs. W. Makoski), Toronto; Florence (Mrs. Richard Smith), Sackville and Velma (Mrs. R Innis), St. John's, NL, and a "very special nephew", Mel Chapman, Vancouver, B.C. She was predeceased by brothers, Basil, Henry John and Wesley and sisters, Pearl and Gladys. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today in Rowling's Funeral Home, Musquodoboit Harbour. A memorial service will take place on Thursday, September 18 at 2 p.m. in St. Thomas Anglican Church, Musquodoboit Harbour. Donations may be made to St. Thomas Anglican Church or Harbour Lites Senior's Club. Family flowers only please.
"Everyone has the power for greatness, not for fame but greatness, because greatness is determined by service" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

COISH, Janet W.
Tuesday, September 2, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
COISH, Janet W.
- 80, Amherst, formerly of St. John's, NL, passed away Friday, August 29, 2003, in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. Born in England, she was a daughter of the late Dr. Arnot and Jenny Hepburn. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, September 5, in Barrett's Funeral Home, St. John's, NL, with funeral service to be held Saturday, September 6, at 2 p.m. in Barrett's Chapel. Interment in the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Victorian Order of Nurses or Heart and Stroke Foundation. In Amherst, arrangements entrusted to Campbell's Funeral Home.

CONDRAN (Swaffer), Marion
Wednesday, September 3, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
CONDRAN (Swaffer), Marion
- 82, passed away September 1, 2003, in Vancouver, B.C. Born in Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Leo and Elizabeth Kilfoy. She was a veteran of the Second World War and a long-time employee of the Halifax Rehabilitation Centre (CNA). Surviving are daughters, Pat (Mike) Knight, Vancouver; Linda (Stan) King, Madonna (Janice) Swaffer; son, Perry (Ann) Swaffer, Dartmouth; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Jean, Newfoundland; Ursula, Georgia, U.S.A.; Daphne, Ontario. She was predeceased by her second husband, Bill; brothers, Peter and William; sisters, Florence and Frances. She was a loving and giving mother and grandmother who found happiness late in life.

DAWE, Viola
Monday, September 22, 2003   The Halifax Herald Limited
DAWE, Viola
- 89, Halifax, passed away September 21, 2003, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Glenburnie, Bonne Bay, NL, March 6, 1914, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Julia (Caines) Young. She was educated in Bonne Bay, Boston and Somerville, Mass. Viola lived in the United States from 1929-1934 and worked in an employment office in Boston. She then came to Halifax where she was employed for 27 years with Sears. She will be sadly missed by her dear friends, Audrey Eisnor, Helen LaGuff, Kay Bendell, Viola Grandy; special friends, Gerald Conrad, Bud and Muriel Matthews.

She is survived by daughter, Nancy Cody, Ottawa; sister, Hannah (Clyde) Burden, Newfoundland; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald Edward Dawe; infant daughter, Judith Carol; son-in-law, Robert Cody; sisters, Cora (Albert) Goosney, Rita (John) Goosney, Hazel (Victor) Osmond; brother, Aubrey (Margaret Parson) (Marie) Young, Garfield (Emma) Laing, and George in infancy. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today and Tuesday, September 23, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 24, in Edgewood United Church, Rev. Diane MacVicar officiating. Burial in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be made to:
Special thanks to her loving caregivers, Irene Chaulk, Barbara, Diane and Elaine and also to the paramedics, emergency medical team who quickly responded and the 8th floor Heart and Stroke Team of QEII Health Sciences Centre.

GRANDY (Rose), Lucy Lee
Friday, September 12, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
GRANDY (Rose), Lucy Lee
- Passed away quietly at home in her 88th year, while in the care of her family. Lucy was born at the town of Grand Bank, NL, and spent her youth there as one of the children of the late Sarah and William Rose. At the time of her passing on Wednesday morning September 10, 2003, Lucy was the last surviving child of the late Sarah and William. She came to Halifax in 1940 to marry her late husband William Henry of Garnish, NL, and remained here with him until his passing in January 1995. Afterwards she resided in her family home and celebrated regularly with her family.

Lucy is survived by her children, Mrs. Frances (David) Smithson, Vancouver; Mrs. Margaret (Robert) Hibbert, Oshawa; Mr. William (Amber) Grandy, Halifax; Mr. Thomas (Dianne) Grandy, Halifax; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Grandy rests in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, and her family will receive her friends there on Sunday, September 14, afternoon and evening. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, September 15, under the practices of Edgewood United Church at the corner of Young Street and Connaught Avenue, where Rev. Diane MacVicar will officiate. Interment to follow at a prepared place in Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Phoenix House, Bryony House or Big Brothers Big Sisters or a charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be sent to:

NIXON, Gordon Arnold
Thursday, September 18, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
NIXON, Gordon Arnold
- Passed peacefully away in Leonard A. Miller Center, Palliative Care Unit, St. John's, NL on Wednesday, September 10, 2003, at the age of 66 years. Left to mourn his passing are his loving wife of 42 years, Betty (Barron); children, Gordie (Renee), Margaret Ann Chorniak (Rob), Jimmy (Lynda), and Billy (Janet); granddaughters, Emma and Amanda Chorniak and Kendall and Avery Nixon; sisters, Joan Thornhill, Florence Hiltz (Grant), Janet McGann (Stan), Judy Holleman, Patricia Reid (Harold), Linda Davidson (Ronald), Nancy Arenburg (Charles); brother, Spurgeon Jr. (Anna); brothers-in-law, Frank Hall and Bill Barron (Mary); sister-in-law Margaret Todd (Glen). Gordon was predeceased by his parents, Spurgeon and Margaret Nixon (Berwick); sisters, Jean Hall and Mary Sherman. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service was held in Caul's Funeral Home, St. John's, NL, Friday, September 12, at 4 p.m. Donations in Gordon's memory may be made to St. John's Health Care Corporation, 154 Lemarchant Rd., St. John's, NL A1C 9Z9.

TOOMEY (Byrne), Mary Alice "Mae"
Saturday, September 27, 2003    The Halifax Herald Limited
TOOMEY (Byrne), Mary Alice "Mae"
- 78, Glace Bay. It is with great sadness we announce the death of Mae (Byrne) Toomey, Thursday, September 25, 2003, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born in Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Eva Mary (Davis) and Joseph Byrne. She was a member of St. Leo's Church, Sterling Road, Glace Bay. At one time Mae was a member of the Hub Amateur Athletic Club and North Street Recreation Centre Dart Leagues. Her favourite pastimes were knitting, listening to old country music and spending time with her family. She was a wonderful mom and nanny.

She will be missed by her children, Gerald (Helen), North Sydney; John "Byshe" (Joyce), Carmen (Sissy) MacNeil, Eva "Babby" Sweet, Kevin (Susan), Ruth (Gordon) LeBlanc, Rhodina (Steve) Snook, Allie (Rhonda), Pat (John) Wilcox, Sharon (David) Lewis, Michael (Joan), Terry (Jeannie), Tim (Jane), all of Glace Bay. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Gerald, Leo, and Allister; sisters, Dawn, Shirley, and Carol. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by infant son, Patrick; grandson, Aaron; son-in-law, Art Sweet; brother, Mike; sister, Helen Croney. Visitation for the late Mrs. Toomey will be 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Curry's Funeral Home, Glace Bay. Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday in St. Leo's Church, Father Barrett-Clare Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Juvenile Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice.
When I am gone, release me, let me go, I have so many things to see and do, You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears, be happy that we had as many years. I gave you my love, you can only guess, how much you gave to me in happiness. I thank you for the love, you each have shown, but now it's time I traveled on alone.

WARREN, John Joseph
Tuesday, September 30, 2003     The Halifax Herald Limited
WARREN, John Joseph
- 71, died September 28, 2003, at home in Cornwallis Park, with his family by his side. He was originally from St. John's, NL. Husband and best friend to Mary Margaret "Margie" (McCormack) Warren. Father of Jacqueline, Nova Scotia; Cathy Anne (Larry Folmes), Manitoba; John, Newfoundland; Trevor, Ontario; brother to Betty Power, Mary McCormack, Maureen Mallard, Geraldine O'Rouke, Patricia Holden, all of Newfoundland; Gerry MacNeil, Ontario; Gordon, Ontario; Charles, Newfoundland; Ronald, Ontario; Thomas, Newfoundland; Alfred, Ontario; grandfather and Poppy of nine grandchildren and one little great-granddaughter. Dad served with the Black Watch (RHR), RCR, and PPCLI. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Children's Help Line. Mass will be held Thursday, October 2, at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, Digby. A reception to follow in the church hall.



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