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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
August 2004

 

BENTEAU, Pius
Saturday, August 14, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
BENTEAU, Pius
- 84, Bedford, passed away peacefully August 13, 2004, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Lord's Cove, NL, he was a son of the late Chestley and Estella (Isaacs) Benteau. He was a prominent business man and member of Knights of Columbus. A veteran of the Second World War, he served in the Royal Canadian Navy and was decorated for his exemplary service to his country. He is survived by daughters, Barbara Benteau, at home; Brenda (Tim) Garagan, Halifax; son, Paul (Suzanne Fitzgerald), Kentville; grandchildren, Sara, Timothy, Jon Paul; sisters, Jane Croke, Springfield; Stella MacLean, Dartmouth; Maude Soppit, Calgary; brothers, Herbert (Frances), Garfield (Lucy), Mike, all of Dartmouth; Chestley (Theresa), Halifax. He was predeceased by his wife, Theresa (Gionet); son, Michael; brother, Bertram; sister, Mary Celeste. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, 3460 Dutch Village Rd., Halifax. Funeral Mass and Celebration of Life will be held at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Ignatius Church, Bedford with Father Joseph MacKinnon officiating. Burial will be held in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice. Sincere thanks to all who offered solace of understanding, to Doctor H. Mishra and the Palliative Care staff of 7A Centennial Building for their tender care and empathy.


BLACKWOOD-THOMAS, Eliza
Tuesday, August 31, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
BLACKWOOD-THOMAS, Eliza
- 92, Bedford, died August 29, 2004, in The Berkley, Bedford. Born in Bonavista Bay, NL, she was a daughter of the late Issac and Theresa (Rowsell) Barbour. She was employed in the retail industry for many years. She was a member of the Margaret Rose Club and a long-time member of the Newfoundland Club. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her loving husband, Gordon Thomas; daughters, Molly (Ray) Mootrey, Kitchener, Ont.; Elizabeth "Betty" (Jim) Donald, Fall River; Patricia "Pat" (George) Green, Red Island, Cape Breton; June (Peter) Grimes, St. John's, NL; Beryl (Basil) Worthman, St. John's, NL; Sue (Brendan) Dunfee, Lower Sackville; sons, William "Bill" (Joan) Blackwood, Lower Sackville; Wayne (Valerie) Blackwood, Windsor Junction; Gerry (Darlene) Blackwood, Lower Sackville; Jim (Carol) Blackwood, Tantallon; daughter-in-law, Roseann Blackwood, Lower Sackville; sister, Minnie (Clarence) Pugsley, Peterborough, Ont.; 31 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Capt. Baxter Blackwood; sons, Robert, David and Junior; brothers, Charlie, Wes, William; sister, Molly. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., where funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. Pat Malin officiating. Remains to be transferred to Barretts Funeral Home, St. John's, NL, where visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday and funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. John's, NL. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


BOWDRIDGE, Letitia Elizabeth "Lizzie"
Monday, August 2, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
BOWDRIDGE, Letitia Elizabeth "Lizzie"
- 92, Halifax, passed away July 31, 2004, in Northwood Centre, Halifax. Born in Channel Port-aux-Basques, NL, she was a daughter of the late James and Sarah (Battiste) LeRiche. Lizzie was a member of Chi Rho Fellowship for over 35 years, ACW, the Altar Guild for St. James Anglican Church, Port-aux-Basques, NL, St. Marks/St. Margaret of Scotland, Halifax and the True Blue Lodge. She taught school in Grand Bay, NL.

She is survived by daughters, Regis Elizabeth (Ron) Snow, Halifax; Donna, Bedford; sons, David (Vena), New Glasgow; Raymond (Judy), Lower Sackville; sisters, Regius Battiste, Maggie Ford, both of Port-aux-Basques, NL; brother, Ben (Kay), grandchildren, Lynne (Kevin), Steven, Michael (Stacey) and Janice (Tony); seven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Leonard; brother, Raymond; sister, Muriel Parsons. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, 3460 Dutch Village Rd., Halifax. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 3, in St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church, Halifax, Rev. Randy Townsend officiating assisted by Rev. Diane Parker. Burial will be in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax. Donations may be made to St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church, Halifax, or St. John's Anglican Church, Fairview.


CANNING, Elisha
Friday, August 20, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
CANNING, Elisha
- 95, Dartmouth, passed away August 19, 2004, in Ocean View Manor. Born November 20, 1908, in Englee, NL, he was a son of the late Levi and Charlotte (Clothier) Canning (Englee, NL). He worked for 46 years for the Grenfell Handicrafts in St. Anthony, NL, as an ivory carver and has seen his work sold in many parts of the world. Elisha was a lifelong member of United Church, St. Anthony, NL.

He is survived by daughter, Margaret (Kevin) Snow, Dartmouth; son, Maurice, Vancouver, B.C.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brother, Bill, Englee, NL. He was predeceased by his wife, Mabel (Styles); brothers, Fred and Jerry; sisters, Ethel and Lily. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, August 23, in Ocean View Manor Chapel, 1909 Caldwell Rd., Eastern Passage, Rev. Marion Lloy officiating. Reception to follow. Burial at a later date. Special thank you to the staff of Ocean View Manor, especially "C" unit. No flowers by request. Donations to Care and Share Committee of Family Council at Ocean View Manor, 1909 Caldwell Rd., Eastern Passage, NS B3G 1M4. E-mail condolences to: snowfh@alderwoods.com


CREWE, Nicole Victoria
Friday, August 6, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
CREWE, Nicole Victoria
- 21, Fall River. It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the death of Nicole, who passed away August 3, 2004, as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Born March 2, 1983, in Amherst, she was the beloved daughter of Alan and Kim (Shaw) Crewe, and sister to Kyle.

Nicole spent her earliest years in Harbour Grace, NL, before moving to Fall River. For several years, she was involved in the Cheema Aquatic Club, making many close friends. She attended C.P. Allen High School graduating in 2001. Following high school and community college, she most recently was employed at TeleTech. Among Nicole's greatest joys were her two boxers, Dino and Desi, shopping with her mom and going to the movies. Nicole was a talented artist who also enjoyed photography.

Predeceased by James "Grampie" Crewe, she is survived by Virginia "Grammie" and Eugene "Grampie" Shaw, Digby; Eleanor "Grammie" Crewe, Bedford; aunts and uncles and family including Karen and Thursdon Theriault, East Ferry; Victoria and Mitchell Amero, Medicine Hat, Alta.; Helena and Jerry Inglis, Ottawa; Cheryl Crewe, Etobicoke, Ont., and special friend, Cory Fleet. In Nicole's passing, she generously gave the gift of life to others through organ donation. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. You will be in Mommy and Daddy's hearts forever "Charm Charm". Special thanks to Dr. Holness, his staff and the neurological ICU at QEII Health Sciences Centre. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, 527 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. A celebration of Nicole's life will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Thomas Anglican Church, Fall River. Reception to follow service at the church. A private family committal following the service. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in memory of Nicole to the local SPCA.
"What we were to each other, we still are."


FIANDER, Robie L.
Wednesday, August 25, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
FIANDER, Robie L.
- 77, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully with his loving family at his side Monday, August 23, 2004, in Dartmouth General Hospital, joining his wife of 55 years, Molly, who left us on May 2, 2004. Born September 27, 1926, in Burgeo, NL, he was a son of the late Aaron and Annie (Knott) Fiander. Robie served with the Merchant Marines in 1945 in the Pacific. He then worked at Fairey Aviation, Eastern Passage for many years, retiring from IMP at the airport. Robie will be missed by his many friends at his Thursday night bowling league, where he had been a member for over 20 years. He especially enjoyed his time at his camp "Camp Snoozers", where he played many cribbage games. An avid outdoorsman, many cherished times were spent fishing at Grandys Brook, Burgeo and Baie de Livre, NL.

He is survived by children, Leonard (Pam), Porters Lake; Susan (Gary) Hunt, Robert (Paula), Sharon (Billy) LeClair, all of Dartmouth; Arthur (Bev), Truro; Roberta Heaslip, Dartmouth; special family friend, Bev Shreenan; grandchildren, Michael, Kelly, Brian, Jeff, Jamie, Greg, Kim, Erin, Niki, Brad, and Erika; sisters, Gladys (Rupert) Buffett, Dartmouth; Thelma (Norm) Hare, Burgeo, NL; Madge (Horace) Pye, St. John's, NL; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by wife, Molly (Cox); brothers, Aubrey, Bill and Leonard. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. today, and funeral service at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 26, Rev. Patricia Malin officiating. Interment will be in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, with a reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home Family Reception Centre. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Robie's memory to the Dartmouth General Hospital (specify Palliative Care Unit), 325 Pleasant St., Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4G8 would be appreciated. Special thanks to the staff of 3 East, Dartmouth General Hospital for the exceptional care they have given Robie, especially Angela and Carol. On-line condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


GILES, Sarah Mary "Sadie"
Monday, August 2, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
GILES, Sarah Mary "Sadie"
- 85, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, July 31, 2004, at her home. Born July 28, 1919, in Merasheen, Placentia Bay, NL, she was a daughter of the late William F. and Ruth (Best) Ennis. Sadie will be sadly missed by her family who will always remember her for her generosity, kindness and deep faith in God. Sadie celebrated her 85th birthday last Wednesday surrounded by her loving family. Her long suffering with kidney failure has ended and she will now peacefully enter the Kingdom of God. She was a member of Saint Anthony's Roman Catholic Church in Dartmouth for many years and was a member of the CWL there since 1949.

Sadie is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, James H. "Jim" Giles; daughters, Ruth (John) Myers, Geraldine (Ernie) Ayres; grandson, Sean (Heather) Hiscock; granddaughter, Tamara (Marco) Plante; great-granddaughter, Caley Sarah Hiscock; great-grandson, Christian Morgan Plante, all of Dartmouth; sisters, Elizabeth Phillips, Marcella Ennis, Newfoundland; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Agnes Marie in infancy; son, Gerard in infancy; sisters, Martha, Agatha, Irene; brothers, Stan, Albert. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Saint Anthony's Roman Catholic Church, 29 Farrell St., Dartmouth. Reception to follow. Private family interment will be held in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. Family flowers only. If so desired, a donation in Sadie's memory to The Children's Wish Foundation, Nova Scotia Chapter, 7071 Bayers Rd., Suite M270, Halifax, NS B3L 2C2, would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


GINN, Genevieve Frances
Sunday, August 29, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
GINN, Genevieve Frances
- 88, Halifax, passed away Thursday, August 26, 2004, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Grand Falls, NL, she was a daughter of the late Garrett and Ellen (Shea) Wall. She is survived by her sons, John (Janice), London, Ont.; Gord, Ottawa; Peter (Vicki), Halifax; Mitch (Leona), Dartmouth; daughters, Helen, Halifax; Lorraine (Kevin) Scott, Orleans, Ont.; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Gord, Jack, and sisters, Mary Carey, Anne Hanlon, Sister Mary Gertrude Wall, all of Grand Falls, NL. She was predeceased by her husband, John; son, Jimmy. Arrangements entrusted to J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 149 Herring Cove Rd. Funeral service will be Monday, August 30, at 11 a.m., in St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Spryfield. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville, Father Duncan MacMaster officiating. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.


HARTLING, Maude C.
Tuesday, August 10, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
HARTLING, Maude C.
- 88, Halifax, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2004, in Northwood Centre. Born in Burgeo, NL, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Sarah (Matthews) Buckland. She is survived by daughter, Patricia (Ernie); son, Robert (Betty); grandchildren, Dawn (Shaun) MacDonald and Robbie (Deanna) Hartling; great-grandchildren, Breagh, Iona, Braeden, Kayla and Isabella, all of Bedford. She is also survived by sister, Marguerite Beaver, and brother, Raymond, both of the United States; sisters-in-law, Edna Burke and Rita Burke; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles; brother, Clint. Cremation has taken place under the care of T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, Bedford. No visitation by request. Funeral mass will be held Wednesday, August 11, at 9 a.m. in St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, Bedford, Rev. MacKinnon officiating. Burial to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice or Northwood Foundation.


HODDER, Lewis Lionel
Saturday, August 28, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
HODDER, Lewis Lionel
- 93, Highland Crest Home, Antigonish, formerly of Whidden's Trailer Court, died on August 26, 2004, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Buchan Mines, NL, he was a son of the late Allan and Kaziah (Brown) Hodder. He was employed for many years in the shipping and receiving department of Smith's Transport, Toronto. He was a member of the Teamsters Union, a former member of St. John Ambulance and a member of the Toronto Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. He was an adherent of The Salvation Army.

He is survived by sons, Don, St. Andrew's, Antigonish Co.; Kenneth, Toronto; five grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Anna Margaret (MacDonald); son, Walter Gordon; several brothers and sisters in Newfoundland. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will take place on Sunday in St. Andrews Church, St. Andrews, with Rev. Robert Neville officiating. Burial in South River Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Highland Crest Home, Hillcrest Street, Antigonish. On-line condolences: www.clcurry.com


KEELS (Bulger), Karen Anne
Tuesday, August 31, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
KEELS (Bulger), Karen Anne
- Passed away peacefully at her residence in Petawawa, Ont., on Thursday, August 26, 2004, at age 41, after a lengthy illness. Dear wife of Sean, and loving mother of Patrick, age nine, and Tara, age six. Also remembering her are her parents, Gerald and Dorothy Bulger; brother, Kevin Bulger, and sisters, Darlene Howell (Paul), Cheryl Fraser (Blair), Lower Sackville; Nancy Roach (Greg), Halifax; grandmother, Dorothy Murray, Lower Sackville; mother and father-in-law, Clement and Patricia Keels, Mt. Pearl, NL; sister-in-law, Mary Waterman(Joseph), Petawawa, Ont.; brothers-in-law, Michael Keels (Janice), Mt. Pearl, NL; Daniel Keels (Karen), St. Albert, Alta.; Timothy Keels (Andrea), Ottawa, Ont.; as well as many relatives and friends.

Karen was a proud member of the Canadian Forces since 1990. Employed as a Signals Operator, Karen was stationed with her family in Petawawa since 1994. Visitation was in Neville Funeral Home, 491 Isabella St., Pembroke, Ont., on Saturday from 7-9 p.m., and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass was celebrated in Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Petawawa on Monday, August 30, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be again in Atlantic Funeral Home, Lower Sackville, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated in St. John Vianney Church, Lower Sackville, on Thursday, September 2, at 10 a.m. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville.


MacPHERSON, Maudie Matilda
Tuesday, August 31, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
MacPHERSON, Maudie Matilda
- 65, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully Monday, August 30, 2004, in Dartmouth General Hospital, with her loving family at her side. Born February 18, 1939, on Pinchards Island, NL, she was a daughter of the late Naboth and Myrtle (Norris) Boland and Walter Gill. Maudie was a member of Stevens Road United Baptist Church for many years. She started her career with Woolco and then went on to work at Shopper's Drug Mart where she made many loyal friends and co-workers. Maudie was a very talented person and put her talents to great use with many different projects including knitting, ceramics and crafts. She enjoyed her yearly trips to Florida with her husband and entertaining with her accordion at various nursing homes while there.

Maudie is survived by her loving husband of 23 years, Daniel MacLeod MacPherson; sons, Warren, Edmonton; Wilf (Heather), Dartmouth; stepdaughters, Gail (Joseph) Mahady, Chicago; Joanne (Greg) Day, Upper Sackville; stepsons, Danny (Linda), Sydney; Bruce, Margaree Forks; 11 grandchildren; brothers, Harry (Kathleen) Boland, John (Patricia) Boland, both of Newtown, NL; many special aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sister, Emily. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where the family will receive friends 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday in Stevens Road United Baptist Church, 2 Stevens Rd., Dartmouth, Rev. Dr. Robert Nickerson officiating, assisted by Rev. Joanna Doak. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Maudie's memory to Canadian Cancer Society, 1-5826 South Street, Halifax NS B3H 1S6, would be appreciated. Special thanks to Joanne and Heather for their tremendous support and help. On-line condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


MAHON, James Wendall
Sunday, August 29, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
MAHON, James Wendall - 1929-2004
. Passed away peacefully on August 26, 2004, in Health Sciences Centre, St. John's, NL. He was the only son of the late Harry Wendall and Marion Reid Smith (Halifax). Left with enduring memories are wife, Ruth Russell; sons, Paul, Matthew (Julie), Calgary; Andrew (Joanne) and daughter, Erica (Peter), both of Vancouver; sister, Elizabeth Cavanaugh, Brantford; nephew, David, Calgary; nieces, Marion, Brantford; Barbara, Guelph; grandchildren, Tyler, Brittany, Sasha, Noelle, Natalie, Colin, Hazen and a newborn granddaughter; brothers and sisters-in-law, Roy and June Russell; nephew, Hazen and niece, Janet; Paul and Pat Russell and other relatives and friends. Visitation will take place today in Carnells Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Rd. from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in St. James United on Monday, August 30 at 2:30 p.m. No flowers at the request of the family, but donations in Jim's memory may be made to Canadian Diabetes Foundation or a charity of your choice.


McLEOD, Melissa Candice
Monday, August 30, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
McLEOD, Melissa Candice
- 13, Bedford, passed away August 27, 2004, due to a car accident in Debert. Born in Gander, NL, she was a daughter of Robert Stanley Boudreau and Marilyn Maureen McLeod. Melissa was a student at Bedford Junior High School. She loved music, singing, horses and computers. Her career wishes were to be a veterinarian. She was a happy child and loved family, friends, life and especially her best friend, Kayla.

Melissa is survived by her brother, Brandon, at home; half-brother, Travis, Ontario; maternal grandmother, Beatrice McLeod, Lewisporte, NL; paternal grandmother, Catherine Boudreau, Soldiers Cove, Cape Breton. She was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Dan J. McLeod; paternal grandfather, Francis G. Boudreau. Visitation will be held from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, 1216 Bedford Highway, Bedford. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 31, in St. Ignatius Church Bedford, Father Joseph MacKinnon officiating. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Sackville. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.


NASH, Juanita Lea
Wednesday, August 4, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
NASH, Juanita Lea
- 49, Halifax, passed away August 2, 2004, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax, after suffering a long time with cancer. Born in Isle-aux-Mort, NL, on October 6, 1954, she was a daughter of Dulcie Green, Port-aux-Basques, NL, and the late Captain Freeman Green. She is survived by her companion, Greg Morrison; daughter, Joanne, Halifax; grandson, Ryan, Halifax; brothers, Wallace (Brenda), Roger (Sally), both of Welland, Ont.; sisters, Joanne (Eddie), Enfield; Paulette, Montreal; Shirley (Joe), Isle-aux-Mort, NL; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sister, Madeline in infancy; brothers, Wilson, Garfield, Benjamin. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, 3460 Dutch Village Rd., Halifax. Funeral service 10 a.m. Thursday, August 5, in St. John's Anglican Church, Halifax. Juanita will be missed by all for her kindness to everyone and her great cooking. Special thanks to the medical staff of the 8th floor of both the VG and New Halifax Infirmary Sites of the QEII.


PAYNE, Edward Leslie
Monday, August 2, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
PAYNE, Edward Leslie - February 8, 1930-July 27, 2004
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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our Dad, Edward Payne, at the age of 74, in Calgary, Alta., on July 27. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Sherry (Philpott), her husband Dave and grandchildren Sarah and David, and daughter, Darlene (Bell), her husband Joel and granddaughter Caitlin, all of Calgary, Alta. Our Dad also leaves to mourn his sisters, Amy Nicole, Rocky Harbour, NL, and Lorraine Graves, Halifax. He will be sadly missed by his special cousin, Charlie Payne, as well as a large circle of family and friends in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Alberta.

Dad touched many lives and leaves all of us with so many wonderful memories. He went to sea with the Coast Guard as an engineer on the ships and later, a steamship inspector until he retired in 1988. His greatest loves were were his grandchildren, his cabins in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, and his songwriting. "Uncle Ned" lived and loved life to the fullest and would want all of us left behind to do the same. Raise your glass. Celebrate his life with us on Thursday, August 5, from 2-6 p.m. at The Newfoundland Club, 40 Wright Ave., Burnside Park, Dartmouth.


QUINLAN, Donald William
Tuesday, August 24, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
QUINLAN, Donald William
- Second World War Veteran RAF 1940-1945, Fighter Pilot and Warrant Officer, passed away peacefully in Kingston General Hospital, on Tuesday, August 17, 2004, in his 85th year. Donald Quinlan, Kingston (formerly of Brampton, Ont., Ottawa and Grand Falls, NL), was born October 19, 1919, in Holyrood, NL. He was a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University and Nova Scotia Technical College; a retired civil engineer with the Federal Department of Public Works (33 years).

He was the beloved husband for 53 years of the late Bernice Quinlan (Gale), who died on April 24, 2004; loving and devoted father of Joan Biddulph (Fred), Saskatoon, Sask.; Katherine (Larry Keech), Moscow, Ont.; John (Kathy Muldoon), Oakville, Ont., and Donald Jr. (Marnie Janoschak), Mississauga, Ont. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Brendan, Shauna, Michelle and Karen Biddulph, Ryan and Elizabeth Quinlan-Keech, and Kelly and Kevin Quinlan. He was the cherished brother of Patricia Quinlan-Hawkins (Wes), Kentville; fondly remembered by his nieces, Dr. Kathleen Landymore-Covert, Halifax, and Patricia Jones (Ken), Toronto. He was predeceased by his parents, Patrick and Katherine Quinlan (McKeagan), and by his brothers, Dr. John Quinlan (Dr. Helen Holden) and Edmund Quinlan (Helen Downie), and his sister, Eileen Quinlan. Friends will be received in Township Chapel of Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes, 435 Davis Dr., Kingston, Ont., today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph's Church, Palace Road, Kingston, on Wednesday, August 25, at 11:30 a.m. Rite of Committal in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Centreville, Ont. Donations in Don's memory may be made to The Salvation Army, his favourite charity since he was stationed in England during the war. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion will gather at the funeral home this evening at 7 p.m. for a Legion service. The family extends special thanks to Dr. Patricia O'Donnell and to the dedicated nursing staff of Connell III at Kingston General Hospital.


SHARPE, Edna Violet
Tuesday, August 3, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
SHARPE, Edna Violet
- 88, 36 Lower MacLean St., Glace Bay, passed away peacefully Monday, August 2, 2004, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Goulds, NL, she was a daughter of the late Theophieus and Ethel (Manuel) Chafe and stepmother Agnes (Branwell) Chafe.

Edna was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church, Timothy Group, ACW, Friends of Seaview Manor, Meals on Wheels, Books on Wheels, and received her 50 year Queen Golden Jubilee Medal, of which she was so very proud. Over the years Edna knitted hundreds of teddies, to be distributed all over the world to children for Teddies For Tragedy. Edna was employed at the Glace Bay General Hospital as a seamstress and Point Edward Hospital until her retirement.

Edna is survived by daughters, Sandra (Rev. Brian) Hutchins, Millicent (Stephen) Shoemaker, Alma (Malcolm) Anderson; sisters, Eileen Brelsford, Shirley Gilbert, both of the United States; Elanor McCray, Ontario; brother, Frank Chafe, Ontario; five grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. Besides her parents and stepmother, Edna was also predeceased by her husband, James Sharpe; brothers, Norman, Douglas, and Randolph; sisters, Pauline and Alma. Visitation for the late Edna Sharpe will be held Wednesday, August 4, from 7-9 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520. Funeral will be held Thursday, August 5, at 2 p.m. in St. Mary's Anglican Church, Rev. Kirby Walsh officiating, assisted by Rev. Brian Hutchins. Family flowers only. A private family committal service will be held immediately following the service in Greenwood Cemetery. Donations may be made to St. Mary's Anglican church, IWK Health Centre Foundation or a charity of one's choice.


WADDEN, Dulcie Mae
Saturday, August 14, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
WADDEN, Dulcie Mae
- 71, Glace Bay, died August 11, 2004, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Lillian Collins. Surviving are son, Leroy (Brenda); daughters, Deborah (Dale), Linda (Dale); grandchildren, Lisa, Stephanie, Christopher, Dawn, Jennifer, Kaitlyn; sister, Viola. She was predeceased by husband, Donald "Bobby"; sisters, Pearl, Elizabeth. Visitation Sunday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay (849-7520). Funeral Monday at 11 a.m. in Chalmer's United Church, Rev. Laurie MacCuish officiating. Interment in Ocean Avenue Cemetery, Dominion.


WHATLEY, John "Sonny"
Monday, August 23, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
WHATLEY, John "Sonny"
- 68, Leitches Creek, passed away August 21, 2004, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Belleoram, Fortune Bay, NL, he was a son of the late John and Irene (Rose) Whatley. John attended the St. Lawrence School and after obtaining the ninth grade he studied diesel mechanics at St. John's Vocational Training School. He started his sea going career in 1955 as Fourth Engineer on the Bedford II Newfoundland Steam Ships then to Canadian National Steam Ships in the West Indies Trade. He also worked for various other companies as well as on the Great Lakes and ended his career after 34 years as Chief Engineer with Marine Atlantic. He was a member of St. John The Baptist Anglican Parish in North Sydney. He was also a member and Past Master of Royal Albert Masonic Lodge No. 19, a Past District Deputy Grand Master of Cape Breton Centre District, member and Past High Priest of Victory Chapter No. 18 RAM, member of L.O.L. No. 55, Belleoram, NL, a member of Fulton L.O.L. No. 1754 and Ennis Skillen R.B.P. No. 347, North Sydney. John was also a member of the Northern Yacht and Dobson Yacht clubs as well as the Cape Breton Fiddlers Association.

John is survived by his beloved wife, Margaret Jane (Ball) Whatley; wonderful daughters, Janet Irene and Laura Jane, who he loved dearly, and sister, Emma Padhi, Vancouver; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his mother and father, John was predeceased by brother, James. Visitation for the late John "Sonny" Whatley will take place today from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral service to celebrate John's life will be on Wednesday, August 25, at 2 p.m. in St. John The Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, Rev. Brenda Drake-MacDonald officiating. Interment to take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Donations in memory of John may be made to Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch or a charity of one's choice. On-line condolences may be sent to: fillmoreandwhitman@ns.sympatico.ca

 

 

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