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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
February 2004

 

BEAZLEY, C. Irene
Tuesday, February 24, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
BEAZLEY, C. Irene
- Passed away peacefully in her 88th year, in Dartmouth General Hospital on Saturday, February 21, 2004. Born in Channel-Port aux Basque, NL, she was the eldest daughter of the late Jacob and Florence (Pike) Poole. She was a former member of the Dartmouth Curling Club, the Brightwood Golf and Country Club and a member of St. Paul's Church for 40 years. She and her late husband enjoyed their winter home in Palm Beach Garden's, Fla., for 15 years.

Irene is survived by her daughter, Jean (Jack) Miller, Crapaud, P.E.I.; grandson, David Faulkner, Dartmouth; sister, Bertha Logan, Darmouth; brother, Robert, Halifax. She was predeceased by her husband, Cyril "Todd" Beazley; sister, Dulcie Allsop; brothers, Reginald, Gordon and William. Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Friday, February 27, in St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Windmill Road, Dartmouth, Rev. Charles Burke officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Burial in Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St., Dartmouth.


BLAKENEY, George Soloman
Friday, February 27, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
BLAKENEY, George Soloman
- Passed peacefully away on Wednesday, February 25, 2004, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, at the age of 90 years. He was a retired commissionaire and a veteran of the Second World War, Navy, Atlantic Regiment. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Janet (Gates) Blakeney; his brother, Cyril (Olive). Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his devoted wife of 58 years, Evelyn (Stockwood); sister, Marjorie, Ottawa; brothers-in-law, Melvin (Alice), Cecil (Jean), Milton (Patricia), Everett (friend Marjorie), all of St. John's, NL; sister-in-law, Edith Stockwood, Ontario; also many friends, nieces and nephews, special mention niece Carol (John) O'Reilly. Mr. Blakeney is resting in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with Legion Vimy Branch 27 service at 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday in St. Mark's Anglican Church, Rev. Liz Earley officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Interment to follow in St. John's Anglican Cemetery, Halifax. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to The Children's Wish Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or St. Mark's Anglican Church.


BRAKE, John Ronald
Thursday, February 19, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
BRAKE, John Ronald
- 60, Dartmouth, died February 16, 2004, at home. Born in St. John's, NL, he was a son of the late John and Lucy Brake (Walsh). John volunteered his time with self-help groups, the help line and various addiction facilities in the local area. He was well-known for his kindness and patience towards others in the community, and will be missed by family and friends alike.

John was the proud father of a beautiful daughter and grandfather to her two sons in Newfoundland and stepsons in Alberta. He is survived by companion, Lorraine Sack; daughter, Jacqueline Donaldson (Terry), Alberta; grandchildren, Shane and Jacqueson; step-grandchildren, Jacquelyn and Thomas; brothers, William (Olga), St. John's; Russell (Barbara), Mount Pearl; Frank (Linda), Dartmouth; sister, Olive (Robert) White, South Carolina. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth, where memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial in St. John's at a later date. Donations to a charity of choice. On-line condolences: 1065@alderwoods.com


BROWN, Samuel Joseph
Tuesday, February 24, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
BROWN, Samuel Joseph
- Westphal Trailer Park, Dartmouth, passed away February 20, 2004, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born August 9, 1928, in Salt Pond, NL, he was the son of the late William and Margaret (Green) Brown. He worked for Imperial Oil Ltd. for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Lillian (Mullaly); daughters, Sherry (Robert), Dartmouth; Dedra (Steven) Taylor, Victoria, B.C.; sister, Mary (Charles) Harper, Georgia, U.S.A.; brothers, Mike, Halifax; Ben and Ted, both of New Glasgow. He was predeceased by brothers, Gerald, Leo and Stanley. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, in the chapel of Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, Rev. Patricia Malin officiating. A reception will follow in the funeral home. Family flowers only. Donations in Samuel's memory may be made to Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch or charity of your choice. A special thank you to the nurses at the Home Dialysis Unit, VG Site, QEII and Victorian Order of Nurses.


BURNS (Hillier), Catherine "Kay"
Wednesday, February 25, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
BURNS (Hillier), Catherine "Kay"
- 70, passed away February 22, 2004, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully surrounded by all of those who loved her, family and many friends. Born in Grand Bank, NL, on October 20, 1933, she was the only daughter of the late Louis and Eliza (Weymouth) Hillier. Prior to her retirement, Kay was a long-term employee of Deluxe Drycleaners, Mic Mac Mall and Bagnell's Cleaners, Burnside. Kay was many things to many people, a loving and devoted wife, a wonderful mother, grandmother and a very loyal friend. Her pride and joy were her two grandsons, Jarrett and Ryan. Her other passion was spending summers at the campground in the Valley with her extended family who she thought the world of.

Kay is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, James "Jim" Burns, Lantz; daughters, Gloria (Jim) Doyle, Cole Harbour; Cathy (Glenn) Baxter, Lantz; grandsons, Jarrett Baxter and Ryan Doyle; brothers, Hector, Grand Bank, NL; Louis and Jacob, both of Dartmouth; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Reginald, Cecil, Donald, Burt and Sid. She touched the lives of all who knew her and will be lovingly remembered and sorrowfully missed. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Cruikshanks Funeral Home, 2032 Robie St., Halifax. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, February 26, in Cruikshanks Halifax Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of Major Charlene Huntley. Interment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at: 1066@alderwoods.com


ELMS, Alma Olive
Wednesday, February 25, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
ELMS, Alma Olive
- 76, Mulgrave, died Tuesday, February 24, 2004, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Garnish, NL, she was a daughter of the late John James and Martha Jane (Marsh) Moulton. She was an active member of St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Mulgrave, and a member of the ACW. She was also involved with the church choir for 32 years. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Faith Chapter 54, Mulgrave. She was a loving wife and mom who will be missed dearly by her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Atheling; daughter, Jane (Doug) Wilneff, Mulgrave; sons, Eric, Bolivia; daughter-in-law, Hilda, Wembley, Alta.; Wayne, Victoria, B.C.; Ronald (Sue), Mark (Mary), both of Sarnia, Ont.; brothers, Frank (Shirley), Fairview; Eric (Ada), Hammonds Plains; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Thursday, with Eastern Star Service 7 p.m., in Mulgrave and Area Resting Place. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday in St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Mulgrave, Rev. Michael Conrad officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to St. Martha's Regional Hospital Palliative Care, Mulgrave and Area Resting Place or St. Andrew's Church Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com


FRAMPTON, Katie Beatrice
Tuesday, February 17, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
FRAMPTON, Katie Beatrice
- 86, went to be with the Lord February 15, 2004, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born December 4 ,1917, in Flat Islands NL, she was a daughter of the late George and Janet (Stuckless) Senior. She was a lifelong member of The Salvation Army and home league. She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting and doing puzzle books.

She is survived by sons, William (Sharron), Dartmouth; Eric (Brenda), Shelburne; daughters, Mary (Curtis) Nickerson, Halifax; Effie (Emery) Poirier, Fredericton N.B.; Flora (Neil) Currie, Dartmouth; Geraldine (Philson) Osborne, Shelburne; Marion, Fort Worth Tex.; 27 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandson. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Arthur; brothers, Adolphus, George, and Ralph; sisters, Minnie, Nellie, and Clara. Visitation will be held today between the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Fairview Citadel, 50 Gesner St., Fairview. Interment will take place in Fairview Cemetery. Reception to follow in Fairview Citadel. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army, Fairview Citadel. Special thanks to the nurses and doctors at the Emergency Department and 4.1 at QEII. An extra special thanks to the staff and residents at Melville Gardens for all their love and care. On-line condolences can be made to: 1016@alderwood


HINES, Linda A.
Monday, February 23, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
HINES, Linda A.
- 55, Dartmouth, died Saturday, February 21, 2004, at home. Born in Buchan's, NL., she was a daughter of the former Kathleen Skanes, Buchan's, NL, and the late Ernest Noseworthy. She was a 29 year employee of the Bay where she worked as a systems co-ordinator. She is survived by her husband, Robert "Rob"; son, Stephen and wife Gillian, Dartmouth; sister, Gloria (Ray) Reynolds, Mississauga, Ont.; brother, Ernest, Buchan's, NL; niece, Linda. Visiting 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, February 24, in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St., Dartmouth. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, in Christ Church, Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth, Archdeacon Paul Smith officiating. Burial will be held in Mount Hermon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.


LUMLEY, Clarissa May
Monday, February 9, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
LUMLEY, Clarissa May
- 91, passed away peacefully in Camp Hill Veteran's Memorial Building, QEII, February 4, 2004. Born in Bell Island, NF, she was a daughter of the late John and Ellen Petrie. She is survived by sisters, Sister Anita Petrie R.S.M., St. John's, NL; Martha Cantwell, Georgetown, Ont.; Margaret Hutchings, Kelowna, B.C.; special guardian angel and caregiver, Bill Sullivan, Halifax. She was predeceased by her husband, Melville Lumley; her parents; sister, Mary; brothers, Louis, Edwin, Robert, and George. Cremation has taken place. Private funeral service with Father K. Keeler officiating. Interment at a later date.
May she rest in peace.


MacLACHLAN, Esther "Ruth"
Monday, February 2, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
MacLACHLAN, Esther "Ruth"
- 92, Wolfville, Kings Co., died peacefully Sunday, February 1, 2004, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, after a short illness. Born on August 9, 1911, and raised in Harbour Grace, NL, she was a daughter of the late Robert MacPherson Duff and Maude (Foote) Duff. She enjoyed playing the piano and church organ. She attended normal school in St. John's and returned to Harbour Grace to teach school. She then moved to Toronto to become a nurse, graduating from the Toronto General Hospital School of Nursing. Winning a scholarship to the University of Toronto to study nursing administration, she then returned to the Toronto General Hospital as a Head Nurse. Meeting and marrying her husband in 1942, she moved first to Grand Falls, NL, then to Halifax where her husband studied and practiced dentistry. While in Halifax, she was very involved in the U.C.W. of St. Andrew's United Church and became the provincial president of the U.C.W. In addition, she was on the board of the Nova C.N.I.B. Retiring to Wolfville, she became involved with the local U.C.W., Meals-on-Wheels and the Canadian Cancer Society.

She is survived by daughter, Judith Ann Turpin, Windsor, Hants Co.; sons, Dr. John MacLachlan and his wife Dr. Joan McCracken, Black River Lake, Kings Co.; their children, Duncan, Meaghan, and Caitlin; Dr. Ian MacLachlan and his wife Margaret (Harrington), Bedford; their children, Robert, Michael, and David; Allan MacLachlan and his wife Linda (Parks), Shelburne; their children, Janna and Mark. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. D.E. "Mac" MacLachlan; daughter, Karen Elizabeth MacLachlan; two brothers; one sister. There will be no visitation by family request. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 4, in St. Andrew's United Church, Wolfville, Rev. Robyn Brown-Hewitt officiating. Burial will take place in Willowbank Cemetery, Wolfville. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. The family would like to thank her caregivers of the last two years, Melita Atwell and Misty Boylan, for their excellent and compassionate care. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to W.C. Hiltz/White Family Funeral Home, Kentville


MANSFIELD, Mary Ellen
Wednesday, February 4, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
MANSFIELD, Mary Ellen
- 78, New Visions, Berwick, formerly of Aldershot, Kings Co., passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2004, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Fortune, NL, she was a daughter of the late James and Nancy (Mosher) Witherell. She was employed as a nursing assistant at the Nova Scotia Sanitorium, Kentville, and was a member of the United Church of St. Paul and St. Stephen, Kentville.

She is survived by daughter, Catherine (Larry) MacLellan, Granville Ferry, Annapolis Co.; grandchildren, Aaron (Denise) Francis, Upper Musquodoboit; Shelly Bezanson, Halifax; Kimberly (Todd) Troop, Coldbrook, Kings Co.; Jeffrey Bezanson, Calgary, Alta.; great-grandson, Brandon Troop; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, William Cyril Mansfield; daughters, Jean Bezanson, Cheryl Mansfield; son, William D. Mansfield; sisters, Elsie and Margaret. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, February 5, in W.C. Hiltz/White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 6, Rev. Dr. Randy Crozsman officiating. Burial will take place in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings Co. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory may be made to Huntington Society of Canada. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to W.C. Hiltz/White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.


MATCHIM (Lane), Ethel May Aileen
Thursday, February 19, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
MATCHIM (Lane), Ethel May Aileen
- 80, passed peacefully away February 17, 2004, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born December 14, 1923, in Eastport, NL, she was a daughter of the late William and Janet (Hancock) Lane. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles; granddaughter, Denise Wicks. Surviving are daughters, Annie Mildred (Thomas) Wicks, Eastport, NL; Rosalind (Richard) Hodges, Middle Sackville; son, Hubert (Rosemary) Matchim, Beaver Bank; grandchildren, George, Janet, Charlie and David Wicks; Stephanie and Vanessa Hodges, Dana and JoAnne Matchim; great-grandchildren, Holly, Kelesy, Gregory, Bradley, Christopher and Jaden; sisters, Evelyn (Jospeh) Dyke, Eastport, NL; Mildred (Charles) Wells, Glovertown, NL; a number of nieces, nephews and friends. Visiting will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday in Squire's Funeal Home, Newfoundland. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in Holy Cross Anglican Church, Rev. Paul Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangementsts entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. On-line condolences to: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


MORRIS, Clyde Stanley
Wednesday, February 25, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
MORRIS, Clyde Stanley
- 65, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully after a brief illness Sunday, February 22, 2004, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII, with his family present. Born November 16, 1938, in Port-aux-Basques, NL, he was raised by Thomas and Madora (Burridge) Morris. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, the former Maisie Sheaves; son, Michael (Donna) Morris, Eastern Passage; daughter, Sherry (Patrick) Doucet, Burlington, Iowa; grandchildren, Andrew and Tyler Morris, Eastern Passage; Kaitlin Doucet, Burlington, Iowa; sisters, Florence (Robert) Abbott, North Sydney; Gwen (Roland) Lafosse, Dartmouth; Gus Morris, Fort Myers, Fla. He was predeceased by his biological mother, Dorothy Mae (Morris) Thornhill; brothers, James, William, Berkley, Arthur, Thomas, Phillip, Richard; a sister in infancy. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Private family interment will be held at a later date in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. If so desired, a donation in Clyde's memory to Canadian Cancer Society, Nova Scotia Division, 1-5826 South St., Halifax, NS B3H 9Z9 would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


MURPHY, Jeanette Mary
Tuesday, February 10, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
MURPHY, Jeanette Mary
- 55, Halifax, passed away February 8, 2004, surrounded by angels in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Markland, NL, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (King) Murphy. Jeanette touched a lot of lives through her work at the hospital and homecare. She was involved with the Big Sisters organization for many years. She will be sadly missed by son, Paul Martin, Kelowna, B.C.; brothers, Ron (Daphne) Murphy, Odessa, Ont.; Reg (Uli) Murphy, Morewood, Ont.; Wayne (Paulette) Murphy, Fort Francis, Ont.; Lester Murphy, Labrador City; Peter (Judy) Murphy, Thunder Bay, Ont.; sisters, Eleanor (John) Murphy, Prince George, B.C.; Bridie (Felix) Gambin, Grand Falls, NL; Diane (John) McGrath, Churchill Falls, Labrador. Cremation has taken place under the direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, Halifax. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Wednesday followed by funeral service at 2 p.m. in J. Albert Walker Funeral Chapel, 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax, Rev. Richard Walsh officiating. Burial will take place in early summer in Newfoundland. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.


RYAN, Jeremiah Raymond "Rocky" "Jerry"
Wednesday, February 11, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
RYAN, Jeremiah Raymond "Rocky" "Jerry"
- 75, Dartmouth, died Sunday, February 8, 2004. Born in Newfoundland, he was in the Royal Canadian Navy 1951-1966, and was one of five survivors of a Tracker Aircraft crash in 1960. He was employed at Hermes Electronics and served as Union President for several years before his retirement in 1994. He was a long-time parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church, enjoyed ham radio and home electronics and was an avid armchair fan.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Emily (Burke); son, Michael (Cheryl), Cold Lake, Alta.; daughters, Anne (Jacques) Valois, Cochrane, Alta.; Alicia (Norman) Balcom, Dartmouth; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; sisters, Vera, Toronto; Alicia, Rome, N.Y. He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Isabella Ryan; brother, Michael; son, Christopher. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Arborstone Enhanced Care. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Following cremation, a memorial service will be held 12 noon on Thursday, February 12, in Immaculate Conception Church, 337 Pleasant St., Dartmouth, Father Gaetan to celebrate. Interment will take place in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to Lung Association of Nova Scotia would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be sent to the family via: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


SMITH, Harold Shapleigh "Sonny"
Saturday, February 14, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
SMITH, Harold Shapleigh "Sonny"
- 60, Dartmouth, died December 2, 2003, in the V.G. Site, QEII, of cancer. Born June 3, 1943, in Grand Falls, NL, he was a son of the late Harold Lee and Irene Cecelia (Shapleigh) Smith. Sonny enjoyed photography, taking pictures of anyone or anything. He enjoyed playing horseshoes, reading about facts and playing games. He worked at the County Home for numerous years and also worked for Pets Unlimited at their downtown Dartmouth and Eastern Passage stores. Sonny became friends with everyone he came in contact with. He loved to walk everywhere and would run errands for those along the way.

Sonny is survived by his loving family, brother, Frank (Nancy), Dartmouth; sisters, Marilee Simons, Maple Ridge, B.C.; Colleen (Bill) White, Colwood, B.C.; niece, Janet and many nephews; special friends, Linda and Bob Spidell. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, February 18 at 2 p.m. in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Dartmouth, Canon David Reid officiating. Burial to follow in Mount Hermon Cemetery. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Saint Andrew Anglican Church, 2 Circassion Dr., Cole Harbour.


STEWART, Lewis John
Saturday, February 28, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
STEWART, Lewis John
- 71, Williamswood, passed away peacefully Thursday, February 26, 2004, at home. Born June 4, 1932, in Boxey, NL, he was a son of the late William Stewart. Lewis is survived by his mother, Bethia (Blagdon) Adams, Halifax; daughters, Brenda (Garnet) Nicholson, Kathleen (Mike) Cameron, Juanita (John) Dwyer; son, Lewis (Cheryl); granddaughters, Tracy, Ashley, Kelly and Erin; grandsons, Daryl, John, Jeremy and Darin; sisters, Joyce Conrad, Melita Osbourne; June Stewart, Toronto; brothers, Silas (Phoebe), William (Fran). He was predeceased by his wife, Rita Irene (Conrad) Stewart (2002); grandson Charles Cameron; stepfather, Aaron Adams. He will be greatly missed by his dog Missy. There will be no visitation or service by request. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Lewis' memory to Canadian Cancer Society, Nova Scotia Division, 1-5826 South St., Halifax NS, B3H 9Z9 would be appreciated. Special thanks to Palliative Care Nurse, Glenna Thornhill, Dr. Mary Davis and the Victorian Order of Nurses. On-line condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


STRICKLAND, Nina Clarence
Wednesday, February 25, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
STRICKLAND, Nina Clarence
- Born April 1, 1922, to the late Dorcas and James Rogers, (Grand Bank, NL), died peacefully in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII, February 24, 2004. She was predeceased by her husband, Llewellyn. She is survived by daughters, Sharon and Helen. She is also survived by sisters, Ethel, Georgie, Dinah, and Phyllis, as well as her best friends, Jessie and Clarence Billard. Special thanks go to the nurses on 4.2 and Dr. Gubity and his stroke team at the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII, for their kindness and excellent care. A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Friday, February 27, in St. James Anglican Church, 2674 Joseph Howe Dr. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences to: 1016@alderwoods.com


THURLOW, Dr. William Harrison IV "Bill", MD, FRCSC, FACS
Tuesday, February 17, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
THURLOW, Dr. William Harrison IV "Bill", MD, FRCSC, FACS
- 61, Halifax, died suddenly on Saturday, February 14, 2004, at home. Born in Baltimore, Md., he was a son of William Harrison Thurlow III and Elizabeth (Osborn) Thurlow. He was a graduate of the University of Maine and the University of Vermont Medical School, where he received his M.D. in 1969. Bill interned in St. John's, NL, where he began his residency in General Surgery. He continued his residency in Hamilton, Ont., qualifying for his Fellowship in 1975. He practiced in Gander, NL; Digby and Summerside, P.E.I. He was a member of the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada) and he served on the board of the American College of Surgeons. Bill loved the outdoors in all aspects, but he reserved a special love for astronomy. He was an active member of the Halifax Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for many years. While in Summerside, he took an active role in the Athena Community Astronomy Club. He was very interested in environmental issues, and published a book on the dangers of aerial spraying while in Newfoundland. He was a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers) since 1965, and had a lifelong commitment to peace. Bill was an avid runner all of his life, running daily and in 1987 he completed his first marathon. Upon retirement in 2002, his last two years were spent pursuing his lifelong dream of studying astronomy. He was a student at Saint Mary's University in Halifax.

Bill dearly loved his family and spent as much time with them as he could spare from his busy practices. He leaves his loving wife, Dana (Fenner); children, Nell (Rey), Amy (Paul), Eva (Don), Harry (Jennifer). He loved his grandson, Ryan, and grandniece, Mirissa, and enjoyed his time with them. He also loved his brothers and sisters, Bob, Betsy, Jack, Kathy, Jerry, Keith, Jesse, and Nancy. He was predeceased by his mother and father. A Friends Memorial service in celebration of his life, to which family and friends are invited, and in which anyone who wishes may participate, will be held 2 p.m. Friday, February 20, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill's name to the Halifax Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (Halifax Center RASC) or Halifax Friends' Meeting. On-line condolences may be sent to: 1016@alderwoods.com

 

 

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