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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
August 2005

 

BENTEAU, Herbert Joseph
Saturday, August 20, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
BENTEAU, Herbert Joseph
- Dartmouth, and formerly of Lord's Cove, NL, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 17, 2005, at the age of 83. Herb Benteau, beloved husband for 63 years of Frances Benteau (Lambe), was predeceased by his first son, Herbert, and is survived by his six other children, Marie Braby (John), Roy (Elizabeth), Shirley Radonjie (Tom), Clement (Deborah), Stella Cross (Bruce), and Gary (Christine). He is also missed by nine grandchildren, Michelle, Terry, Jason, Elizabeth, Linda, T.J., Sarah, Mathew, Adam, and by five great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Megan, Emily, Matthieu and Mitchell. Herb is also survived by six brothers and sisters, Garfield (Lucianne), Stella MacLean, Chesley (Theresa), Jane Croke, Maude Soppitt (Jack) and Mike. He was predeceased by his parents, Chesley and Estelle.

Herb served proudly in the Canadian Navy during the Second World War and then, until his retirement, at Defence Research Establishment Atlantic. He loved the great outdoors. His family and friends remember well his hunting and fishing prowess, amply demonstrated by many a mess of fish and his collection of trophies in the den. Herb remembered his Newfoundland roots throughout his life and never tired of good music, good humour and a good yarn. He is resting in Dartmouth Funeral Home. Visitations will be on Sunday, August 21, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Paul's Catholic Church, Dartmouth, on Monday, August 22, at 10 a.m., with interment to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. For those who wish, donations in his memory may be made to The Lung Association.


BROWN, Capt. Llewellyn "Lew"
Monday, August 15, 2005 The Halifax Herald Limited
BROWN, Capt. Llewellyn "Lew"
- 64, passed away in Roseway Hospital August 13, 2005. Born in Wildbight, Nfld., he was a son of the late James and Virginia (Parrill) Brown. He was a fishing captain for most of his working life. He worked at Clearwater Fine Foods at the time of his retirement. He was an avid hunter, sports fisherman and loved the outdoors. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, including Taylor Lodge No. 62, Albert Lodge No. 30 and Rossingol Lodge Chapter No. 6.

He is survived by his wife, the former Rita Willliams; daughters, Paula (Anthony) Williams, East Green Harbour; Karis (Teddy) Hemeon, East Green Harbour; sisters, Jean (Bernard) Johnson, St. Anthony, Nfld.; Byril (Bernard) Biles, St. Anthony, Nfld., Margaret Brown, Griquet, Nfld., Irene (Raymond) Elliott, Happy Valley, Labrador; granddaughters, Erica and Alyssa. He was predeceased by daughter, Betty Virginia in infancy; brothers, John and Allan; sisters, Karis, Martha, Dullcie. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 16, in Lockeport United Baptist Church with Rev. Lloyd Stewart officiating. Visitation will be today 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. from H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Lockeport. Burial will be in Osborne Harbour Cemetery. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lockeport First Responders or charity of choice.


CAREY, Paul
Monday, August 22, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
CAREY, Paul
- 84, Bridgewater, formerly of Voglers Cove, Lunenburg Co., passed away August 20, 2005, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Wittless Bay, NL, he was a son of the late Jerimiah and Margaret (Leyte) Carey. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the Royal Canadian Navy in convoy duty in the North Atlantic. He was employed by Maritime Tel and Tel for over 30 years.

He is survived by daughters, Beverly (Richard) Zwicker, Italy Cross; Janet (Greg) MacNeil, Italy Cross; sons, Norman (Lynn), Terrace, B.C.; Leonard (Brenda), Webster, N.Y., U.S.A.; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Eleanor Lohnes; granddaughter, Meaghan Carey; brothers, Aidan and Vincent; sisters, Elizabeth and Margaret. There will be no flowers or visitation by request. A memorial service will be held 3:30 p.m. today in Sweeny's Funeral Chapel, Bridgewater. Burial will be held in Maple Hill Cemetery, Voglers Cove, at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Maple Hill Cemetery Fund, Voglers Cove or a charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be made at: www.sweenysfuneralhome.com


CLARKE (Fradsham), Vera Melba
Friday, August 5, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
CLARKE (Fradsham), Vera Melba
- 82, Chester Grant, formerly of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully August 3, 2005, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Pacquet, NL, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Minnie (Sacrey) Fradsham. For a number of years, she was employed as a LPN at the Nova Scotia Hospital and the MacKay House, Dartmouth, working with mentally challenged children. She also owned and operated the "Happy Face Day Care" centre in Dartmouth for numerous years. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Vera enjoyed her home, knitting, gardens, all birds, squirrels, her pet chipmunk (Chippie) and family pets Clancy and Maggie. She especially enjoyed her great-grandson, Connor.

Vera is survived by her children, Melvin Clarke (Peggy), Chester Grant; Sharon MacDonald (Don), Sheet Harbour, and Gary Clarke (Kim), Porters Lake; grandchildren, Troy Muise (Darcie), Terri Neima (Peter), Jimmy, Ricky and Shawn Clarke, Kara White (Adam), Leigh McCormick (Rosemary), Ronnie Clarke (Debbie); nine great-grandchildren; brothers, McKinley, Boyce and Pratt Fradsham, Newfoundland; Clifford Fradsham, Toronto; sisters, Olga Budden, Sybil O'Driscoll, Robena Fradsham, Newfoundland; Judy Wells, Ontario; several nieces and nephews. An infant son; brother, Az, and sister, Lillian Fradsham, predeceased her. Special thanks to Melvin, Peggy and all family members for taking such great care of Mom in her later years, helping her to stay in the place she loved the most - her home, to the Chester Basin Fire Department for their quick and helpful responses, the QEII IMCU and Valley Regional Hospital ICU nurses and doctors for all their help. There will be no visitation by request. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel. Cremation and private family burial to follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Vera's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Chester Basin Fire Department or Valley Regional Hospital would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com
Losing Mom was ENORMOUS to us all, but the Joy of Loving her was even GREATER.


CLOTHIER, George William
Monday, August 1, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
CLOTHIER, George William
- 85, Chester and formerly of Halifax, passed away peacefully July 29, 2005, in the Veterans' Unit of Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born in Burgeo, NL, he was a son of the late Charles Clothier and Mary (Framp) Armitage. George served as Merchant Seaman and in the Navy as Petty Officer 1st Class, nicknamed "Sails", aboard HMCS Magnificent. After he retired from the service he was employed at D.N.D. for many years. He resided in Halifax for over 60 years where he was a founding member of St. Philip's Anglican Church. He was a former member of Royal Canadian Legions in Halifax and Chester and past member of the Masonic Order. He enjoyed music, step dancing, cards, sewing, bowling, family outings and gatherings.

George is survived by his daughter, Joan (Edward) Leblanc, Grimsby, Ont.; sons, Henry (Germaine), Chester; William (Patsy), Port Williams; brother, James "Jimmie" (Jeanette), Chester Basin; sister-in-law, Gladys Meisner, Upper Blandford; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Greta (Melvin); brothers, John "Jack" (Clara) and Angus; brother-in-law, John Meisner. His ready smile and friendly manner will be missed by all. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 2, from 1 p.m. until time of funeral service at 2 p.m. in Davis Funeral Home, Chester, Father Jim McCorriston officiating. Burial in St. George's Anglican Church Cemetery, East River. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice


CROUSE, Eileen E.
Monday, August 29, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
CROUSE, Eileen E.
- 93, Lunenburg, died Saturday, August 27, 2005, in Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care, Lunenburg. Born in Bridgewater, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Effie (Tanner) Walters. In her earlier years Eileen worked at the Grace Maternity Hospital, Halifax. In 1939, she and her husband, Carlton Crouse, owned and operated Crouse's Radio and T.V., later known as Ad-On Sound Systems where she continued to work until her retirement. Eileen was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Lunenburg, where she was former president of the Talent Club and a member of the church choir.

She is survived by her son-in-law, George Follett, Lunenburg; granddaughters, Nancy Follett and Sheri Follett Zinck(Robert), both of Bridgewater; great-grandchildren, Morgan Jade and Dylan; sister-in-law, Eva Walters, St. John's, Nfld. She was predeceased by her husband, Carlton; daughter, Ann Follett; brother, Whitman. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. No. 3, Lunenburg, where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Rev. Ken Wild officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church or to Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia. www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca


EAVIS, Capt. Leslie Kenneth, Master, Master Mariner
Tuesday, August 9, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
EAVIS, Capt. Leslie Kenneth, Master, Master Mariner
- 90, died in Merida, Yuc, Mexico, on July 29, 2005. Born in Ramea, NL, on March 9, 1915, he was a son of Charles and Florence (Simms). He was predeceased by his first wife, Mary (Strickland); daughter, Beverley, and his brother, Gilbert. Surviving are his sons, Kenneth R., Ship Harbour; Boyd L., Calgary, Alta.; daughter, Dolores Wilmshurst, Grand Desert; brother, Gordon, Sarasota, Fla.; his wife, Theresa, Merida, Mexico, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Born into a seafaring family with both uncles and his father as Masters, he made his life the sea, spending early years on the Penguin Islands, NL, and North Sydney. He obtained his Master's home trade mastering his own vessel at 19. He sailed on the "Lady" boats out of Halifax until the outbreak of the Second World War. He served for the full duration of the war as CPO in the RCN on Atlantic convoy, Murmansk run, Malta, and Omaha Beach minesweeping D-day landing. After the war, he sailed the world's oceans on freighters and oil tankers obtaining his Master's Foreign Going and Extra Masters tickets from Great Britain. He was ship's officer on the Western Union Cable repair ships out of Halifax; Master of the ocean going dredge "Swellmaster" out of Saint John, N.B., to Vietnam dredging harbours for the American military. He served many years with the Canadian Coast Guard commanding various vessels involved in coastal, ice and northern survey duties, and his later years as Master of the CCGS cable repair ship "John Cabot" out of St. John's, NL, compiling a CCGS cable repair manual which is still in use today.

On retirement from the D.O.T., he commanded his own and other vessels well into his 70's, spending retirement in Progresso, Yuc, Mexico, compiling memoirs. He will be remembered for his tremendous skills as a navigator and as an outstanding Master Mariner. Interment will be in the Gulf of Mexico. Address any correspondence to Kenneth, Lake Charlotte, NS B0J 1Y0 (902-845-1892) or e-mail at: keneavis@msn.com


GOURLEY, Elsie
Thursday, August 4, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
GOURLEY, Elsie
- 63, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully with her family by her side August 2, 2005, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Bay de Verde, she was a daughter of the late William and Augusta Barter. She had a distinguished career in the RCN and Reserve forces, before retiring as Chief Petty Officer in 1997. During the last eight years, she was a certified home care worker. Elsie was a volunteer for many organizations, and took great pride in everything she did. Her greatest passion in life was her family. She will be remembered for her great generosity, love and compassion.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 38 years, David, Dartmouth; loving children, Kim (Brad Manette), Bill (Sheena Grant), Trevor; granddaughter, Mackenzie; sisters, Carrie (Lewis) Potter and Catherine (George) Eddy, all of Newfoundland; Ruby (George MacDonald) Barter, Dartmouth; Gloria (David Andrews) Barter, Oakfield; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Annie Lockyer. A special thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses of 7A, Palliative Care Unit, VG Site, QEII, and the Nova Scotia Cancer Clinic for all their loving care and support. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today. Memorial service 2 p.m. Friday in Anglican Church of St. Andrew, Circassion Drive. Private family interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, Rev. Marilyn Newport officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Cancer Research Society Inc., Donations Centre, 305-200 Isabella St., Ottawa, ON K1S 1V7. On-line condolences may be made to: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


HALL, Martin Randall "Macks"
Tuesday, August 16, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
HALL, Martin Randall "Macks"
- 87, Stoney Creek, Ont., formerly of Seabright, passed away peacefully August 3, 2005. Born in Sandy Point, Nfld., he was a son of the late William and Cecilia (Swyers) Hall. He served in the Second World War in the British and Canadian Army. After his release, he was employed with the commissionaires and the City of Halifax.

Macks was the last surviving member of his family. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary "Mae" A. Breckenridge in 1994; son, Michael W. in 1978, and stepdaughter, Allison Christie in 1991. He was also predeceased by siblings, Gordon W., Mary G. Regan and Arthur E. Surviving are sons, Martin J. "Jim" (Shirley), Lower Sackville; Arthur G. (Gail), Hubbards; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Monday, August 22, at 7 p.m. in Seventh Day Adventist Church, Tantallon, Pastor David Crook officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.


HOWELL, Woodrow Dexter Sr.
Thursday, August 18, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
HOWELL, Woodrow Dexter Sr.
- 77, Creignish, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2005, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Corner Brook, NL, he was a son of the late Claude and Irene (Hoskins) Howell. Woodrow, Eileen, and sons founded Woody's Crane Rentals 27 years ago. Prior to that he worked at various construction jobs in the Maritimes including being a crane operator during the construction of the Seal Island Bridge. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local 721, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43, Solomon Lodge 46 and Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Port Hawkesbury. He and his wife enjoyed many trips in their motor home along with their dog, Cindy.

Surviving are sons, Lennie and granddaughter Victoria, Craigmore; Woody Jr. (Marcella) and grandsons Jamie, Bobby and Christopher, all of Troy; stepgranddaughter, Kelley, Yarmouth; daughter, Nancy (Todd) Gilmore and grandchildren Jessica and Michael, all of Lawrencetown; sisters, Dorothy Kennedy, Jean (Jim) Jewer, Glenda (John) Langer, all of Corner Brook, NL; brothers, Roy (Pauline) Howell, Corner Brook, NL; Maxwell (Doris) Howell, Stephenville Crossing, NL; Ron (Jean) Howell, Corner Brook, NL. He was predeceased by his wife, Eileen Marie (Hardy) Howell. There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Friday in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Rev. Michael Conrad officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations in memory of Woodrow may be made to a charity of one's choice. 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.co


KELLER, Amasa Curtis
Saturday, August 20, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
KELLER, Amasa Curtis - June 7, 1925 - August 18, 2005, "Curt" Keller
, 81, Sedgwick, Me., passed away at 4:20 p.m. on August 18, 2005. He had moved to Nova Scotia in 1997 after living in Aquira Harbour for three years. Curt was born in Lowell, Mass.; he was the son of Harold Curtis Keller and Sadie Molita Cousins. At the age of two, his parents moved to Sedgwick, Me. and the place he still called home. At the age of six, after several moves within Sedgwick, Me., they moved to "Kill Kare Kamp" farm residence, where he remained until the age of 18. He graduated from Sedgwick High School in June, 1942. After this, he worked in Todd Bath Iron Works in Portland, Me. In April, 1943, Curt enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served just over three years in the U.S. and Europe. Upon return to civilian life, he entered Hudson College and graduated with an associate degree in accounting. He transferred to the University of Denver, Denver, Colo. and has a Masters degree in business, with an accounting major. In April, 1957, he received a commission as a First Lieutenant in the Air National Guard at Dow AFB, Bangor, Me. He served as the First Financial Manager for the technician detachment for 10 years. On September 25, 1967, he was called to active duty in support of the Air Force and served in the National Guard Bureau. He served as the first Computer Systems Staff Officer in support of the Air National Guard. In August, 1971, he attended the Air Force Command and Staff College in Montgomery, Ala., graduating in June, 1972. He continued his service in the Air National Guard of Georgia as special assistant to the Detachment Commander until July 19, 1984. By this time, he had reached the grade of Lt. Col. in the Air Force. He then became employed as a Systems Accountant with the Defense Logistics Agency in Marietta, Ga. and eventually moved to the Pentagon, from whence he retired in January, 1995.

Since retirement, he has resided in Canada with his wife, Carmella (Wiseman) Keller, Corner Brook, NL. He is survived by sons, Curtis Wayne and Gary Allan (Holly); daughters, Jan Alice Spencer (Randy) and Nancy Jean Furrough. There are seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Curt will also be greatly missed by his extended families, the Wiseman, Coombs and Bailey families. Funeral will take place at 10 a.m. today in St. Clements Church, Gaston Road, Dartmouth, Father John Mills officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Mount Hermon Cemetery. On-line condolences may be sent to: almattatallfh@alderwoods.com


MORRISON (Felix), Cecilia Ann Catherine
Friday, August 19, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
MORRISON (Felix), Cecilia Ann Catherine
- 95, Dundee, Richmond Co., died Wednesday, August 17, 2005, in St. Anne Community and Nursing Care Centre, Arichat. Born in Black Duck Brook, NL, she was a daughter of the late Amabal and Emma (Hynes) Felix. Cecilia was a homemaker and an adherent of Black River United Church.

Surviving are son, Roderick (Bertha) Morrison, Dundee; daughter, Linda (Ian) MacAskill, Dundee; grandson, Darryl (Cori) Morrison; granddaughter, Keri (Jonathan) Parker; great-granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Emma Morrison; sisters, Madge, Cynthia, Annie, all of Ontario; brothers, Michael, Stan, both of Black Duck Brook, NL; Jerome, Ontario; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Alexander; brothers, Roderick, Arthur, Matthew, Paul, Peter, Bernard, Louis, Baptiste; sisters, Genevieve, Elizabeth (Sister Alphonsus Rodriguez) S.C., Mary. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in Black River United Church, Rev. Wilfred Pelley officiating. Burial in Black River Cemetery. Donations in memory of Cecilia may be made to St. Anne Community and Nursing Care Centre or Black River United Church. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com


MURRAY, Patrick
Saturday, August 6, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
MURRAY, Patrick
- 94, Grand Lake Road, Sydney, died August 4, 2005, in the comfort of his family. Born in Placentia, NL, he was a son of the late Thomas and Emily (Kennedy) Murray.

Surviving are children, Thomas, Donald, Carol Ann, Emily, Robert, Patrick; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by loving wife of 49 years, Etta "Tootsie" (Horne) in 1988; eldest child, Mary (1983); brothers, Stan, Aloysius; sisters, Jenny, Mercedes, Margaret. Visitation in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel today 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass Monday, August 8, at 2 p.m. in St. Augustine's Church. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.


NEWTON, Daryl Eric
Wednesday, August 10, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
NEWTON, Daryl Eric
- 26, Fox Point, passed away August 8, 2005, at home. Born in Halifax, he was the son of Eric and Phyllis (Butler) Newton, Fox Point. He was a graduate of NSIT in 2003 from the Mechanical Program. He loved cars and enjoyed spending time with his niece, Ceilidh. He was known for his warmth and gentle personality and always helped others when he could.

Surviving, besides his parents, are his sister, Shirley (Cordell) Emerson; grandmother, Frances Butler, Botwood, NL: aunts and uncles, Levi (Gloria) Butler, Joyce (Tony) Confortti, both of Toronto; Wilson (Alice) Butler, Bishop Falls, NL; Jim (Erma) Butler, Connecticut, U.S.A.; Scott (Joan) Butler, Botwood, NL; Sadie (Ken) Williams, Fredericton, N.B.; Paula Newton, Mill Cove; niece, Ceilidh Newton Pierce. He was predeceased by paternal grandparents, Eric Sr. and Shirley Newton; maternal grandfather, William "Bill" Butler; aunt, Patsy Marie Butler. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today with funeral service on Thursday, August 11, at 11 a.m., both in Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, Hubbards, Pastor David Crooks officiating. Burial to take place in Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery, Botwood, NL, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Through the Years Daycare, Fox Point. On-line condolences may be made to: www.rawalker.ca


READER, William Jonathan "Jon"
Wednesday, August 10, 2005 The Halifax Herald Limited
READER, William Jonathan "Jon"
- 19, Halifax, died tragically on August 7, 2005, in Halifax. Born in Brampton, Ont., he was the son of Dave and Linda (Blakey) Reader. Jon graduated from Halifax West High School in 2003 and then took two years off to pursue his passion for travel, which included places like England, Lake Louise, Florida and New York. Jon was to attend St. Mary's University in the fall to study Commerce. He was an avid reader, snow boarder, skate boarder, surfer and loved music and hockey. He was known as a happy-go-lucky individual that enjoyed and lived life to its fullest - some times as a wildcat, always willing to take on a new challenge, jumping in with both feet.

Besides his parents, Jon is survived by his brothers, Ben and Alex; grandparents, Jackie Reader, Halifax; Ted Reader "Grampa Ted", Corner Brook, NL; "Nanna" Phyllis Blakey, Sussex, England; uncle, Roger Blakey, Sussex, England; aunt, Catherine Reader, Halifax; cousins, Dylan Reader and Leigh Reader, both of Halifax; uncle, John Reader (Shelly); cousin, Whitney Thomas; aunt, Frances Creaser; cousins, Cynthia, Bruce, Robert and David. He was predeceased by his granddad, John Robert Blakey, Sussex, England. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 12, at Rockingham United Church, 1 Flamingo Dr., Halifax where a reception will follow. Burial will take place at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 12, in Sunrise Park Interfaith Cemetery, Hatchet Lake for those wishing to attend. At the family's request, donations may be made to a scholarship fund in Jonathan's name to St. Mary's University, c/o Development Office, Halifax, NS B3H 3C3 or by contacting the office at: development.office@smu.ca On-line condolences may be made to the family at: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


ROSE, Michael
Saturday, August 20, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
ROSE, Michael
- 43, Kline Heights, passed away August 18, 2005. Mike is survived by his daughters, Mallory and Shannon; his father, Wallace (Vi); his brothers, Walter (Shirlene), Cyril (Sheila), Jimmy (Geraldine), David (Dawn), Perry; sisters, Cora (Bucky), Grace, Marie (Philip), Maryann (Darrell), and Darlene (Kevin). He was predeceased by his mother, Mary. Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with family. He was a loving father to his two daughters.

Mike was employed with the Longshoremen Association. He will be forever lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all of his family and friends. Arrangements are under the care and direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield (477-5601), where visitation will be held on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial celebration in memory of Mike will be held on Tuesday, August 23, at 2 p.m. in J. Albert Walker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, with Pastor Gary Barrett officiating. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.


SHAW (Farrell), Mary Bridget
Saturday, August 20, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
SHAW (Farrell), Mary Bridget
- Peacefully passed away in Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou, on Thursday, August 18, 2005. Born in 1912 in Marystown, NL, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Mallay) Farrell. She was the last remaining member of her immediate family. She lived most of her life with her sister Margaret and Sam Martin. She was a faithful member of Stella Maris Church and a 40 year member of Stella Maris CWL.

She was predeceased by her husband, Gilbert D. Shaw; sisters, Anne Farrell, Nora Stamper, Margaret Martin; brothers, Jack, Martin. She is survived by many nieces and nephews, including Marguerite (Al) Shea and Alice (Jim) March, Pictou. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. on Monday in Stella Maris Catholic Church, Pictou, with Father Bill Burke officiating. Interment in Stella Maris Parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Stella Maris Building Fund would be appreciated.


SOWCHUK (Milley), Sadie
Wednesday, August 24, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
SOWCHUK (Milley), Sadie - 1935-2005
. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother, Sadie, at home in Ottawa on August 22, 2005. Sadie was born in Burnt Point, NL, a daughter of Jacob and Mary Ellen (Garland) Milley. Sadie is survived by her daughters, Adriann Sowchuk (Michael Knight) and MaryAnn Sowchuk (Scott McClennon, grandchildren, Morgan, Aaron); special niece, Diane Booth, Burlington, Ont. (Rachael and Jesse); her sisters, Louise Woodall (Ernie), Burlington; Hazel Frazer (Beth, Francis, Valerie, and Jacob), New Waterford, and Lily Catherine Milley, Toronto. Sadie was predeceased by her loving husband, Alexander, November 21, 2003; and by her father, mother and brother, Leonard. A memorial service will be held in St. Mark's Anglican Church in Ottawa on Friday, August 26, at 2 p.m. We request due to severe allergies that no scented products be worn. The family is grateful to the Palliative Care Outreach Program, CCAC and VON who enabled Sadie to remain at home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to St. Mark's Church or the Palliative Care Outreach Program. Condolences and memories may be passed on to: msowchuk@hotmail.com


STIRLING (Sheppard), Florence
Thursday, August 18, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
STIRLING (Sheppard), Florence
- Passed away peacefully at Chancellor Park, St. John's, NL, on Tuesday, August 16, 2005, age 81 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence H. Stirling in 1996, and brothers William and Eric Sheppard. Left to mourn are sons, Roger (Peggy), Bedford, and Charles (Coleen), St. John's; grandchildren, Natalie Stirling-Sanders (Mike Sanders), Bedford; Phillip Stirling (Rhonda), Bedford; Allison Paul (Shaun), Red Deer, Alta.; Ashley Stirling (Denise Smith), Mount Pearl, NL, and Lindsay Stirling, St. John's; great-grandchildren, Damien Paul, Red Deer, Alta.; Ryan and Ella Stirling, Bedford; Ayrton Sanders, Bedford; sister, Dorothy Mercer, Bay Roberts, NL; many other relatives and friends. Resting at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Ave., where visitation was held Wednesday and will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel of Barrett's Funeral Home Friday, August 19, at 2 p.m. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery to follow. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Please visit www.barretts.ca to sign the memorial guest book.


STRICKLAND, Gladys May
Wednesday, August 24, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
STRICKLAND, Gladys May
- 91, passed away peacefully at The Berkeley, Halifax, Monday, August 22, 2005. Born in Burgeo, NL, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Strickland) MacDonald. She was the long-time employee and friend of the White family, formerly of Edward Street, Halifax. She, along with Mrs. White, volunteered in their community by visiting those who were ill. Gladys could always be found with crochet or knitting needles in her hands, donating her beautiful works of love to those in need as well as for fundraisers at her church, St. Andrew's United, Halifax. In later years, she moved to Joseph Howe Manor of Halifax and continued to volunteer her time and crafts at functions held at the manor.

She is survived by her sisters, Ada Lutz, Habitant; Elsie (Harry) Ingram, Burgeo, NL; her brother, Ward (Theresa) MacDonald, Lunenburg; five nieces, nine nephews, 24 great-nieces and great-nephews, and several great great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Strickland; brothers, Daniel "Dan" MacDonald and Lewis MacDonald; infant sister, Hilda MacDonald; sister-in-law, Hilda MacDonald; brother-in-law, Frederick Lutz. Resting at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Windsor Street, Halifax, with visitation 7-9 p.m. today. Service in St. Andrew's United Church, Coburg Road, Halifax, at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 25, Rev. Arlene Riches officiating. Interment in Camp Hill Cemetery. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia would be appreciated. She touched the hearts of those who knew her and will be sadly missed by all.


TRAINOR, Harold Joseph
Wednesday, August 31, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
TRAINOR, Harold Joseph
- 77, Dartmouth, passed away suddenly Tuesday, August 30, 2005, in Dartmouth General Hospital, after a short battle with cancer. Born in Fermeuse, NL, Harold was a son of the late William and Bertha (Walsh) Trainor. Upon joining the navy in 1949, he moved to Nova Scotia where he met his wife of 52 years, Elizabeth. His Forces career spanned 25 years, and included duty in the Korean War. After Harold's retirement from the navy, he joined the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires, and later worked at the Department of Fisheries and the Department of National Defence (HMC Dockyards). At the time of his death he was active in both the Korean Veterans Association and the Royal Canadian Legion, Centennial Branch. Harold was an avid woodworker who also enjoyed gardening, crafting, and his summer trips home to Newfoundland.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Elizabeth; sons, Hilary, Dartmouth; Brian, Montreal; Kevin (Jean Brown), Dartmouth; Wayne, Edmonton; grandsons, Scott and Cory, Montreal; brothers, Hilary, Fermeuse, NL; Fred, Edmonton; sisters, Helen Brothers, Fermeuse, NL; Joan (Ernie) Walsh, Winnipeg. He was predeceased by brothers, Gregory, Denis, and Kenneth; sister, Agatha. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where Harold's family will receive friends from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, and where funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Rev. James Haughn officiating. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home family reception centre. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Harold's memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society 1-5826 South St., Halifax NS B3H 1S6. On-line condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com
God took him home and we have to part, but he'll live forever in our hearts.


WATKINS, Cyril Samuel
Tuesday, August 30, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
WATKINS, Cyril Samuel
- 82, Lower Sackville, passed away August 28, 2005. He stepped into the presence of his Lord Jesus, whom he loved and faithfully served. Born in Twillingate, NL, he was a son of the late Samuel and Dorcas Watkins. Left to mourn are his wife of 60 years, Beatrice (Ellis); daughters, Emaline Ettinger (Mel) Schrader, Lower Sackville; Christine (Bill) Matthews, Fort McMurray Alta.; Gwen (Fred) Williams, Boom Road, N.B.; sons, Cyril (Renata), Lower Sackville; Ellison (Suzane), Yellowknife, NWT.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four sisters and four brothers. He was predeceased by six siblings. His family will receive friends in Sackville Pentecostal Assembly, 300 Stokil Dr., Lower Sackville, Wednesday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m., where funeral will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Rev. Fred Williams and Rev. Tim Slauenwhite officiating. Interment in Fernwood Memorial Park. Reception following at the church. Donations to Gideon Bibles. He touched the hearts of those who knew him and will be sadly missed by everyone.


WELLS, Lillian
Tuesday, August 30, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
WELLS, Lillian
- 90, a resident of Northside Guest Home, formerly of King Street, North Sydney, passed away peacefully Monday, August 29, 2005, in Northside General Hospital. Born in Harbour Mille, NL, she was a daughter of the late John and Charlotte (Freeborne) Baker. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She is survived by daughters, Eileen (Thomas) West, Halifax; Charlotte (Donald) Curnock, North Sydney; sons, Arthur Wells, Sydney River; John Wells, Winnipeg. Also surviving are five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Jonathan Wells in 1996; by sisters, Ida and Elizabeth Jane, and brothers, Frank and Garfield. Visitation for Lillian will be held 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A graveside committal service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney, with Rev. Brenda Drake-MacDonald officiating. Family flowers only, memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be sent to: info@wjdooley.com


WICKS, Fredrick "Cyril"
Friday, August 5, 2005 The Halifax Herald Limited
WICKS, Fredrick "Cyril"
- 85, went to be with his Lord on August 2, 2005, in QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in Wesleyville, NL, he was a son of the late Israel and Daisy (Vincent) Wicks. He served in the North Atlantic with the Merchant Marine for the span of the Second World War, and was employed with DND for over 27 years as a Sea Captain. He enjoyed the outdoors, the ocean, traveling and visiting with friends. Cyril was a family man who will be missed by all. His faith was strong in the Lord.

Surviving are his daughter, Valerie (Joe) Walsh, Ontario; sons, Marshall (Vanessa), New York; Fred (Heather), Quebec; Lewis (Beverly), Lower Sackville; Barry (Anna), Halifax; Wade (Carol), Port Hawkesbury; brothers, Gordon (Eleanor), Nova Scotia; Israel, Quebec; Jesse (Delilah), Ontario; Jack (Lillian), Nova Scotia; Jim (Jean), Ontario; sister, Elva Churchill, Newfoundland; grandchildren, Rachyl, Rebecca, Jeremy, Susanna, Shanna, Danielle, Holly, Aurie, Derek, Julie, Jamie, Tina, Bob, and Tom; great-grandchildren, Bradon, Amber, Terry, and Eric. Cyril was predeceased by his loving wife, the former Mary (Bemister), who he missed tremendously; brothers, John and Marshall, and his sisters, Annie and Elizabeth. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, August 7, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., where a chapel service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 8. Burial to follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Cyril may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society. On-line condolences may be made to the family at: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com

 

 

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