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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
February 2005

 

ANDERSON, Austin Edward
Monday, February 7, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
ANDERSON, Austin Edward
- 69, died February 5, 2005, in Health Science Centre, St. John's, NL. Born in Burgeo, NL, he was a son of the late William and Dorothy (Matthews) Anderson. He is survived by brother, Roger (Betty), Dartmouth; sisters, Ellen (Jack) Keats, Joe Batts Arm, NL; Minnie (Ernie) Bond, Truro. He was predeceased by brothers, Eric, Nathan, Seward, and Hanford; sisters, Sadie, Mabel, Susan and Ann. There will be a funeral service held on Tuesday, February 8, at 2 p.m. in Anglican Church in Burgeo, NL.


ARCHIBALD, David Peter Fraser
Thursday, February 17, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
ARCHIBALD, David Peter Fraser
- Passed away suddenly and very unexpectedly, on February 6, 2005, at his home in Stephenville Crossing, NL, in his 46th year. A devoted husband to Cindi, father of Jennifer (Chris Lucas) Kingston, Ont.; Andrew and Victoria, at home; and grandfather of Ethan. He is survived by his mother, Letitia Archibald, Sherbrooke; sisters, Anne (Gerry Tokaruk), Carleton Place, Ont.; Heather (Doug Hennigar) Greenwich; brothers, George (Kyoko), Baraboo, Wis.; Don (Shelley) Greenfield; Sandy (Odell), Stephenville, NL. Much loved uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Donald E. Archibald.

A graduate of NSAC, Peter managed the Sur-Gain Plant in Stephenville. A very active community member, he was a member of All Saints Anglican Church, St. Michael's School Council, and Stephenville Crossing Conservation Committee. He coached girl's volleyball and enjoyed curling, skidooing, gardening, fishing and hunting. He will be greatly missed by his family and the entire community.


BARRY, Vincent
Wednesday, February 2, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
BARRY, Vincent
- Passed away peacefully, at home, Sunday, January 30, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer at age 15. He was a loving son of Louise (Brown) and Patrick Barry, formerly of Dartmouth; dear brother of Dennis; beloved grandson of Jean and Robert Brown of Halifax, and Regina and the late Vincent Barry of Bell Island, NL. Fondly remembered by his many aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral will be held in Ottawa, Ontario, today in St. Patrick's Church. Interment in St. Patrick's Cemetery in the spring. In memoriam donations to Roger's House or Candlelighters Fund appreciated.


BEAZLEY, Helen Mae
Thursday, February 24, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
BEAZLEY, Helen Mae
- 83, Halifax, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, February 22, 2005, in Melville Lodge. Born March 21, 1921, in Wansworth, NL, she was a daughter of the late James Newport and Charlotte Jane (Hodder) Pitcher. She was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces for three years. The uniform she so proudly wore continues to be on display in the museum in Burin, NL. She was an active member of the United Church and gave years of support to the UCW. She enjoyed doing various kinds of needlework projects and took great pride in her home. Her memory will live on in the many family heirlooms she has created for us.

She is survived by her husband, George; daughter, Sharon (Ted) Stevens, Chester; son, Leonard (Linda), Augusta, Ga.; grandchildren, Shelley (Stewert) Banks, Derek (Diana) Stevens, and Jerry Rowe; great-grandchildren, Emma and Grace Stevens, Olivia and Aaron Banks. She was predeceased by sisters, Maud, Jennie, Beulah; brothers, George and James. Arrangements are entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, where visitation was held Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place in Edgewood United Church, Halifax, today at 2 p.m., Rev. Diane MacVicar officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. Family flowers only. Donations in Helen's memory to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia would be greatly appreciated. Our sincere thanks to the staff of Melville Lodge for their compassionate care and kindness for Mom and our family over the past years. On-line condolences may be made at: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


BILLARD, Arthur Chipman
Saturday, February 19, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
BILLARD, Arthur Chipman
- 77, Timberlea, passed away Friday, February 18, 2005, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Burgeo, NL, on September 15, 1927, he was a son of the late Freeman Billard and Olive Jane (Gore) Billard. Art spent most of his life going to sea, with 33 years of civilian service on the CFAV (Canadian Forces Auxiliary Vessels) Quest, from which he retired. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all who knew him. Art enjoyed Newfoundland music, camping at Rawdon, and watching boxing.

He is survived by his stepmother, Sue Billard, Burgeo, NL; his beloved wife, Anne, Timberlea; sons, John, Dartmouth; Stephen, Halifax; daughter, Kelly (Mark), Woodstock, N.B.; stepsons, Keith (Karen), Henry (Anne); brothers, Raymond (Judy), Jim (Josephine), Frank (Sandra), Jack (Ida); sisters, Mary Hare, Claudine (Rex) Hann, all of Burgeo; grandchildren, Justin, Kelsie Ann "Kitty-Fling", Joey, Jeffery, Tara-Lee. Family flowers only. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Visitation will be today from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Funeral service Monday at 1 p.m. in the St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Timberlea. Burial in church cemetery, Rev. Judy Lafford officiating. Our sincere gratitude and thanks to the doctors and nurses at the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII for their kindness and compassion.


BOND, John Fredrick "Jack"
Monday, February 28, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
BOND, John Fredrick "Jack"
- 76, Little Dover, formerly of Canso, died Saturday, February 26, 2005, in Eastern Memorial Hospital, Canso.

Born in Canso, he was a son of the late John F. and Stella (Rhynold) Bond. He was a town engineer for 42 years in Canso, honorary member and past chief serving 37 years with Canso Fire Department, past member of Municipal Development Offices Association, past member of American Water Works Association, 10 year Auxiliary member for the RCMP in Canso, Town Constable in Canso and a member of the Star of the Sea Parish.

Surviving are his loving wife of 53 years, the former Mary Bernice Casey; daughter, Theresa Bond, Cole Harbour; sons, Wayne (Marie) Sullivan, Terry (Wanda) Sullivan, both of Canso; Frank (Della) Sullivan, Hazel Hill; Graham (Lynn) Bond, Prospect Bay; Michael (Donnette) Bond, Clarenville, NL; Carl (Mary Lou) Bond, Hazel Hill; sisters, Nellie Lewis, Glace Bay; Anita Gavin, Cape George; Marie King, Evanston; Catherine Himeon, Dartmouth; Margie Penny, Canso; brother, Walter, Canso; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son, Van Gerard; brothers, Dave and Charlie; sisters, Jean, Florence, and baby, Margie. Visitation will be today from 2-9 p.m. in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso. Funeral mass will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Star of the Sea Church, Canso, Father Daniel Boudreau officiating. Burial at a later date in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations in Jack's memory can be made to Eastern Memorial Hospital, Canso, or a charity of one's choice. Words of comfort may forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com


BRAGG, Abraham "John"
Friday, February 11, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
BRAGG, Abraham "John"
- 72, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2005, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII.

Born in Newfoundland, he was a son of the late Myles and Pauline Bragg. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces with the Black Watch and RCR's for 31 years, serving in Cyprus, Norway, Jamaica and Germany, prior to retiring to Lincoln, N.B., then Cornwallis. He was the most loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Frances "MaDonna"; oldest son, Johnny Jr. "A.J." and partner, Darlene, Ontario; only daughter, Donna-Marie Bragg (Carberry) and husband, Mike Carberry, New Brunswick. He was predeceased by son, Paul Kizdick. He is also survived by grandchildren, Angela and husband, Joey Smardon, Noah, Jesse and Jamie Bragg and Anthony Carberry; great-grandchildren, Christopher and Autumn Smardon; brothers and sisters, Roy, Gerry, Les, Annie, Pauline, Nelly, Babs and Rosaline. He was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Bob, William, Myles, Gordon and Gloria.

He was a prominent member of the community, Cornwallis Bowling League, Clementsport Card Party Association and the Good Neighbours Club. His remains have been donated to Dalhousie University for medical research. Donations in his memory to be made to Canadian Heart Association. A memorial will be held at a later date. His sense of humour, charm and understanding ways deeply touched all who knew him. He will be in our hearts forever.


CARSON (Roberts), Gertrude Mae, RN
Wednesday, February 9, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
CARSON (Roberts), Gertrude Mae, RN
- Died peacefully on Saturday, February 5, 2005, in her 65th year, in Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, B.C., after a valiant and long struggle with cancer. She is survived by husband and best friend of 35 years, Jim; son, John (Claudia) and daughter, Janet (Greg); also new grandson, David.

Gertrude was born in Hermitage, NL, one of eight children born to Clyde and Florence Roberts. From the age of eight she went to live with her father's sister Gladys and husband Canon Wallace Prosser, who subsequently adopted her. As a child and young adult, Gertrude lived in parish rectories of the Dioceses of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, the latter where she met her future life partner, when both were employed at Lancaster-Saint John Veterans Hospital.

Gertrude was predeceased by her parents and adoptive parents, and brother, Alliston. Besides immediate family, she is survived by sisters, Pearl and Winnie, and brothers, Wallace, Bob, Winston and Claude, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Gertrude graduated in 1962 from the Glace Bay General Hospital as a registered nurse. After graduation she worked at that hospital until moving to Saint John, N.B., with her family, where she immediately resumed her chosen career at the Veterans' Hospital.

Gertrude was particularly dedicated to looking after the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of her beloved patients. After putting her career on hold to raise her children she returned to nursing, caring for several elderly patients who eventually became as close as family.

Gertrude enjoyed a host of hobbies including knitting, music, travel and gardening, among others. Largely self-taught, she served as organist beginning in her teen years, at various locations in her father's parishes. Gertrude passed along her love of music to both her children and strongly encouraged them to receive formal training.

Possessed with a truly adventurous spirit, over a period of years, Gertrude and Jim enjoyed many travel experiences to such places as Europe, Bermuda, a number of Caribbean islands, and extensively throughout Canada and the United States.

One of Gertrude's greatest passions, especially over the past 11 years, was spending time at her home in Marble Mountain looking after her flower beds and large vegetable garden. Each year she planted an extensive plot, yielding much more produce than the family could use, the surplus being given to neighbours.

Wherever Gertrude resided, her fun, giving and friendly nature attracted a large circle of close and lifelong friends. Until shortly before her own passing, Gertrude unreservedly gave much of herself to help others, being actively involved in Christian Women, Order of St. Luke, and the ACW and Mothers Union at St. James Church. Being very close to her heart, she was moved by the financial struggles experienced by many divinity students, which prompted her to initiate a fund raising program at her home parish, to assist these very deserving young people.

Although Gertrude greatly enjoyed her hobbies, many friends and varied church and community activities, she will be remembered primarily for her selfless love and deep devotion to her husband and children. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. James Divinity Student Bursary Fund or Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral service for Gertrude will be held in St. James church on Joseph Howe Avenue at the Armdale Rotary, Thursday, February 10, at 3 p.m., with reception to follow in the adjacent parish hall.


CHRISTIE, Thelma V.
Monday, February 7, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
CHRISTIE, Thelma V.
- 89, died in Amherst on February 5, 2005. Born May 24, 1915, she was a daughter of Jonathan L. Grose and Edith Louise Grose. At a young age she moved with her mother and stepfather Waldo Hartsook to Eston, Saskatchewan. After completing her public school education in Eston, she trained as a nurse at the Toronto General Hospital. Upon receiving her R.N. she worked as a nurse in a mission hospital in Twillingate, NL. In 1939 she enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy as a nursing sister and was stationed at Cornwallis, North Sydney and Halifax. In 1945, following her discharge from the Canadian Navy, she married Charles B. Christie and they moved to Amherst. Thelma was an active member of her community. She was involved with the Highland View Hospital Auxiliary, and a former member of the Amherst Golf Club and the Amherst Curling Club.

Thelma is survived by her sons, David H. Christie, Amherst; Paul S. Christie, Halifax; grandchildren, Julie, Allison, Alex and Maeghan; her brother, Gerald O. Hartsook; her sister, Hazel Thompson, both of Eston, Sask. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles, and a brother, Cecil W. Hartsook. There will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held in Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst on Wednesday, February 9, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Byron Corkum officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cumberland Regional Health Foundation or a charity of your choice. www.campbellsfh.com


CLARKE (Schwartz), Patricia Helen
Thursday, February 24, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
CLARKE (Schwartz), Patricia Helen
- 69, Arbor Drive, Antigonish, passed away on February 22, 2005, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Deer Lake, NL, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Elizabeth (Barry) White. Pat was manager of MacGillivary Jewelry Store in Antigonish for a number of years, retiring in 2000.

She is survived by her husband, Hugh Clarke; son, Jamie (Bonnie) Schwartz, Corner Brook, NL; daughter, Georgina (Lisle) Clarke, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; sister, Regina Garrison, Chula Vista, Calif.; brothers, Harvey White, Bathurst, N.B., and Terry White, Stephenville, NL; grandchildren, Edward and Melanie Clarke, Megan and Jeremy Schwartz. She was predeceased by her first husband, Edward Schwartz; daughter, Cindy Lou and infant baby; two sets of twins at childbirth; sister, Mildred Snider; brother, Gerald White. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Ninian's Cathedral, Rev. Ray Huntley presiding. Family requests no flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences: www.clcurry.com


CONRAD (Kennedy), Phyllis Mary
Sunday, February 27, 2005   The Halifax Herald Limited
CONRAD (Kennedy), Phyllis Mary
- Born in Avondale, NL, on August 1, 1951, she passed away peacefully in the General Hospital in St. John's, NL, on February 24, 2005. Left to mourn are husband, Richard Conrad, Dartmouth; daughter, Anne Conrad, Dartmouth; son, Robert Conrad, Dartmouth; mother, Mrs. Beverley Kennedy, Avondale, NL. She was predeceased by her father, John Kennedy (Avondale, NL). She is also survived by sisters, Dorothy Kennedy (Neil Peithman), Palmdale, Calif.; Joann (Sam) Perri, Toronto; brothers, George (Paula) Kennedy, Conception Harbour, NL; Gary (Karen) Kennedy, Chico, Calif.; John Darrin (Rose) Kennedy, Huntington Beach, Calif.; Robert (Charlotte) Kennedy, Harbour Main, NL; many aunts, uncles, nephews and a niece, as well as a wide variety of friends. A memorial service will be held in Assumption Church, Avondale, NL, on March 3. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.


EDWARDS, Rita
Wednesday, February 16, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
EDWARDS, Rita
- Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family in Alberta on February 13, 2005. Rita was born in Port Saunders, NL, on January 9, 1922, and after serving in the Canadian Army during the war and then marrying, she spent most of her adult life in Eastern Passage.

Rita was predeceased by her husband, Leo, April 1997 after 45 years of marriage. Faced with the challenges of Parkinson's disease, Rita moved to Alberta in June of 2000. Rita never forgot her many friends and family in both Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. Bill and Rita's surviving children are, Evelyn Nelson and her children, Laura and Cara of Belmont, Calif.; Mary Catherine Edwards, Halifax; Michael (wife Patricia) and their children, Jordon and Shayne, Burnaby, B.C.; Christine Stewart (husband Robert Price) and their children, Ivan, Zenon, Jesse, Mira, and Darci; Annette Dusand (husband Arne) and their children, Gregory, Tanya and Larissa, White Rock, B.C.; Laura Cooper (husband Gary), and Phyllis Jakeman and her children, Katelyn and Austin, Dartmouth.

Rita was well-known for her Newfy sense of humour and her homemade cinnamon buns and bread. Bill and Rita spent their life raising a large devoted family. Uncle Bill and Aunt Rita (as they were known to everyone) provided a welcoming home where their children's friends, their own friends and everyone else (even strangers) would always receive a hot cup of tea and a place at the supper table. Rita will be fondly remembered by her beautiful singing voice by anyone that has heard her rendition of "O Danny Boy". It gives her family great consolation to know Bill is waiting for her on the other side with the scrabble board ready.

Rita's funeral will be held in Calgary, Alta., in St. Patrick's Church, 1414 Shawnessy Blvd. S.W., on Saturday, February 19, at 11 a.m. An interment service will also be held later in the year in Eastern Passage. Expressions of sympathy can be forwarded in care of Christine Stewart, 8 Sun Canyon Way S.E., Calgary, AB T2X 2T7.


HEARN (Butler), Mary Frances
Thursday, February 24, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
HEARN (Butler), Mary Frances
- 90, Dartmouth, formerly of St. John's, NL, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2005, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born November 6, 1914, Mary was the eldest daughter of the late Richard and Elizabeth Butler (Hartery). Educated at St. Patrick's Convent School, Mary completed a commercial course after high school.

She married the love of her life, Raymond Peter Hearn on December 26, 1943 and together they raised six children. Raymond predeceased Mary on November 10, 1983. Mary was also predeceased by her brothers, Thomas, Stephen, and Leo. Mary is survived by her daughters, Carmelita Hearn, Halifax; Geraldine (Leon) Fitzgerald, Dartmouth; Clare (Charles) Oldford, Point Edward; sons, Francis, St. John's, NL; Brian (Melvie), St. John's, NL; and Raymond, New York; grandchildren, Krista Wall, Clare Fitzgerald, Lisa Hearn, Tina Thompson, Christopher, Joseph and Mary Oldford, Amanda Hearn, Bobbie Fahey; great-grandchildren, Kandace, Jenna, Victoria, Ryan Oldford, and Jake Thompson. She is also survived by her sisters, Kay, Margaret and Rita, along with a large extended family. Mary was a strong Catholic and lived her faith daily by her words and actions. She was devoted to her family and she always put their needs ahead of her own. Mom, we love you and you will always have a special place in our hearts. Visitation will take place in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St., 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson Society Canada, Maritime Region, Suite 830, 5991 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax NS B3H 1Y6. A very special thank you to the staff of St. Vincent's Guest House for their love and support during Mary's years with you. God bless you.


HICKEY, Patrick Joseph
Friday, February 11, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
HICKEY, Patrick Joseph
- 81, passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 9, 2005, surrounded by his loving family. Born January 21, 1924, in Terrenceville, Fortune Bay, NL, Pat was a son of the late John and Margaret (Hackett) Hickey. He is survived by his companion, Dorothy Hartling; son, John (Sandra); daughter, Darlene; grandchildren, Deanna (Brian) Foxton, Andrea and Chantel, all of Halifax; sisters, Mary Barger, Washington; Gladys (Robert) Rueff, Illinois; brothers, Jerry (Liz) and Guston (Rebecca), Newfoundland. Pat was predeceased by daughter, Cynthia "Cindy"; sister, Sarah Fizzard and infant brother, Robert.

Pat was employed with National Sea Products in 1969 and with Halifax Shipyards until retirement in 1989. His greatest love was for his family. Pat was a supportive and loving father, grandfather and friend. He will be remembered for his kind heart and his determined spirit. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Friends may pay their respects in Cruikshanks Funeral Home, 2032 Robie St., Halifax, with visitation today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 12, in St. Patrick's Church, Father Basil Carew officiating. Reception to follow in Cruikshanks Funeral Home. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery beside his daughter, Cynthia. If so desired, a donation to a charity of one's choice would be appreciated.


HILL, Shirley Kathleen
Sunday, February 27, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
HILL, Shirley Kathleen
- 57, Lower Sackville, passed peacefully away at home, surrounded by family and friends, on Friday, February 25, 2005.

Born on September 2, 1947, in Rencontre West, NL, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Catherine (Gosney) Symes. She leaves to mourn the love of her life, husband, Tom; son, Michael Edward, Toronto; daughter, Jennifer Kathleen, son-in-law, Bob Viel, darling granddaughter, Gabriella Viel, all of Toronto; brother, George and sister-in-law, Janet Symes, Lower Sackville; sister, Stella and brother-in-law, Douglas Holmes, Mount Uniake; sister-in-law, Ada and brother-in-law, David Heatherington, Dartmouth; many nieces and nephews; her lifelong friend and walking partner, Wannita Bowles; many friends at Zellers Store 455, Bedford, where she worked for many years and her Mother's Union family at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church. She was predeceased by infant twin sons and her brother, Arthur Symes Jr. Arrangements are entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, where visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place on Monday, February 28, at 2 p.m. in St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Lower Sackville, Rev. Ron Cutler and Rev. Gloria Lee officiating. Burial in St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church Cemetery. Reception to follow in church hall. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.


HODDINOTT, Alma
Friday, February 4, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
HODDINOTT, Alma
- It is with great sadness the family announces the death of Alma Hoddinott, a resident of Peppett Street, North Sydney, on Thursday, February 3, 2005, in Northside General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Harbour Le Cou, NL, Alma was a daughter of Marjorie (Rideout) Butt, North Sydney, and the late Stanley Butt. She was employed for many years as secretary and bookkeeper with Unique Building Supplies and later with Maritime Equipment until her retirement. Alma was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Munro Chapter No. 26, where she held several offices in the chapter including Worthy Matron. She was also a member of the Daughters of the Nile, Athena Temple. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. Alma enjoyed various dance clubs, camping, playing tarabish sewing and knitting, but most importantly, time spent with her grandchildren.

Besides her mother, Marjorie, she is survived by her husband, Angus Hoddinott; sons, David (Nancy) and Dean, both of North Sydney; daughter, Elsie Gear, Dartmouth; sisters, Ruth (Montford) Styles, North Sydney; Marie Bungay, Alder Point; brother, Roy Butt, Dartmouth. Also surviving are grandchildren, Cheryl and Katie Hoddinott, and Taylor, Nicholas and Meghan Gear; numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her father, Alma was predeceased by her brother, Albert Butt. Visitation will be held from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Requiem Eucharist Service will be held for Alma on Saturday at 2 p.m. in St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, King Street, North Sydney, with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Cremation to follow with burial in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney, at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation or St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Fund. A service for members of the Order of the Eastern Star will be held today at 6:50 p.m. in the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to: info@wjdooley.com Alma will always be remembered but sadly missed by family and friends.


KEATS, Sharon Yvonne
Wednesday, February 2, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
KEATS, Sharon Yvonne
- It is with great sadness that Sharon's family announce her passing on Saturday, January 29, 2005, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital, at the age of 44 years, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born September 18, 1960, in Glovertown, NL, she was a daughter of Capts. William and Arline (Burt) Keats (ret'd). She worked as a child care provider, and was most recently a stay-at-home mom.

Besides her parents, she is survived by her partner, Michael Vacon; her loving children, Rick Simms, Calgary; Robin and Bianca, both of Yarmouth; brothers, Danny (Joy), St. Anthony, NL; Wylie, Port-aux-Basques, NL; Clyde (Janice), Halifax; Derek (Jenny), Worchester, Mass.; sisters, Jean (Allan) Brenton, Jo Anne (Morgan) Thornhill, both of Halifax; several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors from 10-11 Saturday, followed by the memorial service at 11 a.m., both in H.M. Huskilson's Memorial Chapel, 29 Albert St., Yarmouth, Pastor Jim Agrell officiating. It has been requested that there be family flowers only. Memorial donations in Sharon's memory may be made to Yarmouth Wesleyan Church. The family wishes to thank the third floor nursing staff at Yarmouth Regional Hospital, as well as Dr. David Webster, Dr. Chris Randell and Pastor Jim Agrell for all of their care and compassion. On-line condolences may be sent to: huskilson@ns.sympatico.ca


LAW, Susan Patricia
Monday, February 28, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
LAW, Susan Patricia
- In Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Saturday, February 26, 2005, Susan Patricia Law of Fredericton, N.B. passed away after a lengthy illness at the age of 59.

Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Frederick James and Juliette Patricia (Crawford) Law. Susan taught for over 20 years, recently retiring from Gesner Street Elementary School in Oromocto, N.B. She attended Our Lady of Fatima Church in Marysville, N.B., where she sang in the choir.

She is survived by sons, Sean Adams and Rob Adams, both of Toronto; Chris (Marcia) Adams and Steve Adams, both of Fredericton; sisters, Mary Morris, Sussex, N.B.; Janet Dwelley, Maine; Joan Atkinson, St. John's, NL; Linda Law (Lloyd Newman), Halifax; her partner, Jerry Arsenault, Fredericton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by brother-in-law, Michael Law (December 2004). Resting in Bishop's Funeral Home, 540 Woodstock Rd., Fredericton, where visitation was held Sunday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Marysville, today at 11 a.m., Father Swift officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Canadian Cancer Society or Palliative Care Unit at Dr. Everette Chalmers Hospital would be appreciated. www.bishopsfuneralhome.com


MacLEOD, Joyce Marie
Tuesday, February 22, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
MacLEOD, Joyce Marie
- 65, Lower Sackville, passed on February 19, 2005, in QEII Health Science Centre. Born in Mose Ambrose, NL, she was a daughter of Blanche (Hickman) and the late Charles Miles. Joyce was a retired teacher. She lived a very happy enriched life and was very proud of her children and grandchildren. Joyce dedicated her life to her family and blessed them with so much love. In turn she was also blessed with an enormous amount of love.

Surviving are husband, Ian; daughter, Jackie (Billy) Adamski, Beaver Bank; sons, Mark, Scott (Tammy), all of Lower Sackville; brother, John Miles; sisters, Donna Allen and Linda Larkin; grandchildren, Justin, Sarah, Josie, Emma, Kenzie, Greg, Troy, Tara, Ronnie; several nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held on Friday, February 25, at 11:30 a.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Rev. Dianne Parker officiating. Reception to follow in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lung Association of Nova Scotia. Special thanks to the nurses and Dr. Sal and Dr. Leddin in 8.1 in the QEII Health Sciences Centre. On-line condolences by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


MacROBERT (Robson), Ina Catherine
Thursday, February 10, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
MacROBERT (Robson), Ina Catherine
- Passed peacefully away at her son's residence in St. John's, NL, on February 7, 2005, age 94 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Minnie and Charles Robson; husbands, Donald Johnson, Harry Wiles and Jack MacRobert; brothers, Kelly, Elroy, Stewart, Max, Charles; sister, Annie. Left with fond and loving memories are son, Don Johnson and wife Florence; grandchildren, Peter Johnson and wife Pauline, Mike Johnson and wife Valerie, Catherine Kearley and husband Dion; great-grandchildren, Steven, David and Olivia Johnson and Matthew Kearley; nephews, Jack and Carl Moore; nieces, Ina Mondeau and Helen Butler; very special friend, Florence Shaw, and many other relatives and friends. Visitation will take place today from 7-9 p.m. and Friday, February 11, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral service will be celebrated by Rev. Samuel Miller in J.A. Snow Funeral Home on Friday, February 11, at 2 p.m. Interment in Camp Hill Cemetery. Flowers gratefully received or donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Carnell's Funeral Home, St. John's, NL. www.carnells.com


PENNY (Pittman), Chrissie Margaret
Thursday, February 10, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
PENNY (Pittman), Chrissie Margaret
- 81, answered the call from God and passed away peacefully on February 9, 2005, in Dartmouth General Hospital, joining her recently departed husband of 55 years, Charles Penny.

Chrissie was born on December 13, 1923, to parents William and Susannah (Ayers) Pittman of High Beach, NL, and with the early passing of her birth mother and the re-marriage of her father, was the proudly adopted stepdaughter of Gweyndyn Pittman (Foote).

Chrissie was predeceased by brothers, Chesley and Cyril, and sister, Dorothy "Dot" Martin, and is survived by brothers, William, Maxwell "Max" and Kevin; sisters, Annie Rowsell and Jean White. Chrissie will be sorrowfully missed by immediate family, Donald and Valerie (Pyke) Penny, Brian and Mary (Zimmerman) Penny, and grandchildren, Jillian, Tara, Tyler and Shannon.

Christie was well-known for her friendly service during her many years working at Crowell's Department Store, Sydney, and for her volunteer work with the Anglican Church Women of St. Alban's Parish. Her sense of humour, dedication to St. Alban's and the love she shared with her family, will truly be missed. The family appreciates the care provided to Christie over the past eight months by staff of the Transitional Care Unit, Dartmouth General Hospital and previously by the Victorian Order of Nurses and Continuing Care, Department of Health. The family extends special gratitude to Dr. W.R. Lee for his kindness and compassion.

Visitation for Christie will be held on Friday, February 11, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Sydney Memorial Chapel, 49 Welton St., Sydney. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 12, at 11 a.m. in St. Alban's Church, Victoria Road, Sydney. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to St. Alban's Memorial Fund or Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.


PORTER, James
Saturday, February 26, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
PORTER, James
- 87, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully Thursday, February 24, 2005, in Parkstone Enhanced Care, Halifax.

Born July 28, 1917, in Hunt's Island, NL, he was a son of the late James and Sarah (Strickland) Porter. He was a member of the Canadian Coast Guard for 35 years and was an active member of the Newfoundland Club.

James was the last surviving member of his immediate family and is survived by his children, Edward, Dartmouth; Cynthia Flannigan (Brian Pyke), Lower Sackville; beloved granddaughter, Megan. He was predeceased by his wife, Susanna; four brothers. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, where the family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. only on Sunday, and where the funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday. Interment in Oakridge Memory Gardens. Family flowers only. If so desired, a donation in James' memory to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, 5954 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax, NS B3H 1Y7 would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


POWER, Martin Dominic
Wednesday, February 9, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
POWER, Martin Dominic
- 90, New Waterford, died February 7, 2005. Born in Newfoundland, he was a son of the late Patrick and Sarah (MacGraw) Power. Surviving are daughters, Lillian, Margaret Ann, Theresa, Martina, Doris; sons, Francis, Martin, Peter, Joey, Willie, Michael, Alexander; sister, Mary; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by wife, Margaret Groves; daughter, Sarah; brother, Paddy. Visitation in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Thursday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. with mass in Mount Carmel Church, Friday, 11 a.m. Graveside prayers in the church, cremation to follow. Reception in Army/Navy/Airforce Hall on Smith Street.


PRETTY, Rev. Arthur James "Calvin", B.D., LTH.
Tuesday, February 1, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
PRETTY, Rev. Arthur James "Calvin", B.D., LTH. - September 21, 1937 - January 29, 2005
, Sackville. Born in Dildo, NL, raised in Gander, NL, Cal was a son of the late Arthur and Eliza (Shepherd). Attending Memorial, Queens and Kings universities, he graduated from the Atlantic School of Theology. A kind and loving man, Cal worked diligently for the poor and needy, ministering to many individuals in parishes in Ecum Secum, Lockeport, New Ross, most recently at St. Mark's in Halifax and St. John the Evangelist in Sackville. A great orator, Cal continued to live his life with grace and dignity despite a debilitating stroke nine years ago.

Cal is survived by his devoted wife of 45 years, Joyce (Mingo); children, Donna Lee (Steve), Mark (Tina), and Heidi (Craig) Zeller; grandchildren, Cory, Kellyanne, Amelia, Luke, Mary, Katrina, Natasha, Julia, Chantelle, and Gabrielle; sisters, Evelyn and Lee. He was predeceased by his son, Christopher and sister, Alma. Cal's funeral will be in St. Mark's Church, Wednesday, February 2, at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Cal's family wish a heartfelt thanks to each of his friends and home care workers for their support and love. If desired, donations may be made to St. Mark's Church for a memorial in Cal's name.


RETIEFF, Gloria Diane
Tuesday, February 15, 2005 The Halifax Herald Limited
RETIEFF, Gloria Diane - DeGrau, NL
. It is with great sadness that the family of the late Gloria Diane Retieff announce her peaceful passing in her mother's arms in Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital, Stephenville, NL, on Sunday, February 13, 2005, at the age of 48 years. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband, Kevin and daughters, Angela Marie (Corey), Dartmouth; Amanda Nicole (Chris), Sackville; Amber Dawn, DeGrau, NL; mother, Miriam Withrow and stepfather John Withrow, Enfield, and her father, Marvin Crittenden, Sydney; sisters, Debbie (David) Lake and Karen Hennebury (Peter), all of Dartmouth; and grandson, Cody, Dartmouth. Friends may call in Our Lady of the Cape Parish, Cape St. George, NL, today (after 2 p.m.). Funeral service will take place on Wednesday, February 16, at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of the Cape Parish, Cape St. George, with interment in Roman Catholic Cemetery in Marches Point. Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of Russell's Funeral Home, 39 Queen St., Stephenville, NL.


RIGGS, Esther
Wednesday, February 2, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
RIGGS, Esther
- 89, Park Street, New Glasgow, passed away Monday, January 31, 2005, in Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Pope's Cove, NL, she was a daughter of the late Will and Elizabeth Fizzard. Esther was a member of the L.O.B.A., Trenton Branch and the Salvation Army Home League. She loved to knit and enjoyed being surrounded by her grandchildren.

Surviving, besides her husband of 66 years, Maurice, are daughters, Cassie MacDonald, New Glasgow; Susan Sangster, Linacy; Frances (Glenn) Cameron, Churchville; Phyllis Cameron, New Glasgow; Joann (Donald) Walsh, New Glasgow; sons, Charlie (Isabelle), New Glasgow; Bruce (Sharmalyn), Edmonton, Alta.; sister, Lucy Simms, Newfoundland; 25 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandson; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by son, Roy; a daughter in infancy, and several brothers and sisters. The family will receive visitors in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow for visiting from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. George's Anglican Church, New Glasgow with Archdeacon Robert Richmond officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens at a later date. Donations in memory of Esther may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association or to a charity of one's choice.


THOMAS, Anne, R.N.
Tuesday, February 15, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
THOMAS, Anne, R.N.
- 91, Halifax, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in the QEII Health Sciences Centre on Sunday, February 13, 2005. Born in St. John's, NL, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Anastasia (Neville) Bambrick. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She left Newfoundland in 1933 to train as a nurse at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in North Sydney. Anne is survived by her daughter, Carol (Robert) Day, Antigonish; sons, James (Sandra), Fall River, and Frank (Judy), Halifax; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Clayton R. Thomas; son, William Francis, in infancy; sister, Ellen Kirwan; brothers, Richard "Dick", Cyril and Frank. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Halifax Regional Crematorium. At Anne's request, there will be no visitation. A private family burial will take place. The family will receive visitors Sunday, February 20, from 2-6 p.m. at 247 Howe Ave., Fall River. Donations in Anne's memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated.


THORNHILL, Loretta Mary
Monday, February 28, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
THORNHILL, Loretta Mary
- 80, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully in her sleep in Dartmouth General Hospital, Saturday, February 26, 2005.

Born January 31, 1925 in St. John's, NL, she was a daughter of the late Matthew and Agnes (Frizzel) Dillon. She leaves behind daughters, Marie (Raymond) Jollimore, Dartmouth; Elizabeth Csunyoscka, Enfield; son, Richard (Linda), British Columbia; brothers, Henri, Dartmouth; Frank, Newfoundland; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Alex; son, Lawrence; sisters, Mercedes, Jane, Agnes, and Kay. Visiting will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church, Father Dariuz Misiolek officiating. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice. E-mail condolences to: almattatallfh@alderwoods.com


TURNER (Reid), Leah
Saturday, February 19, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
TURNER (Reid), Leah
- 81, Halifax, passed away peacefully Friday, February 18, 2005, in New Halifax Infirmary, QEII, after a brief illness. Born in Sunnyside, NL, on November 12, 1923, she was a daughter of the late William and Josephine (Penny) Reid. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Tom Turner; daughters, Marilyn (Steve) Mills, Deborah (Rick) Richard and Teresa (Barry) Grant; brother, Holomew Reid; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was devoted to her family, especially her children. Leah was a wonderful, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, who will be dearly missed by all. She was a faithful and actively involved member of West End Baptist Church, Halifax. She was predeceased by daughter, Judith, as well as seven brothers and two sisters. Cremation has taken place. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Memorial service will be Monday, February 21, at 11 a.m. in West End Baptist Church, Rev. Jerome MacDonald officiating. Reception will be held in the church. Private family burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens. On-line condolences can be sent to: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com

Beyond Life's Gateway There's an open gate At the end of the road, Through which each must go alone, And there is a light we cannot see, Our Father claims his own. Beyond the gate, your loved one Finds happiness and rest, And there is comfort in the thought That a loving God knows best. May God, who calls our dear ones home, And grants them peace and rest, Give you strength and faith to say That He indeed knows best.


WELSH, Randall Vincent
Monday, February 7, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
WELSH, Randall Vincent
- 92, Lower Sackville, formerly of East LaHave, passed away on Friday, February 4, 2005, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Pools Cove, Fortune Bay, NL, he was a son of the late William George and Caroline (Brown) Welsh. During the Second World War, Randall served in the Royal Canadian Navy and after the war he went salt fishing out of the Ports of Riverport and Lunenburg. Later, Randall was a chief cook on the Imperial Boats and then, chief cook and steward with the Department of Transport. Prior to retirement, he worked as a commissioner with National Sea Products, Lunenburg. Randall was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 23, Lunenburg and in earlier years was a member of Trinity United Church, Rose Bay.

He is survived by daughters, Carolyn (Sheldon) Crouse, Lower Sackville; Barbara Welsh, Kentville; sons, Carson (Julia), East LaHave; Glen (Joan), Wileville; daughter-in-law, Brenda Welsh, Whynott's Settlement; sisters, Vera Welsh, Ottawa; Florence Colburn, Lunenburg; Beatrice Squires, Brampton, Ont.; brothers, Carl Welsh, Horace Welsh, both of Pools Cove, Fortune Bay, NL; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Anne (Lindsay) Hill, Calvin (Christine) Colp, Rupert (Betty) Colp, all of Whynott's Settlement and Ted (Suzanne) Colp, British Columbia. He was predeceased by his first wife, Beatrice Evans; second wife, Alma Colp; son, Vincent; brothers, Wynn, Charles, Carson, Richard; sisters, Ivy, Hilda and a grandson, Michael. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. No. 3, Lunenburg, where funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today, Rev. James Slack Jr. and Rev. Robert Zinck officiating. Interment will be in Harbour View Cemetery, Rose Bay. Flowers from the immediate family only. Memorial donations may be made to Peace Lutheran Church or Harbour View Cemetery. www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca


WOODLAND, Harold Robert
Thursday, February 24, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
WOODLAND, Harold Robert
- 75, New Waterford, died February 21, 2005. Born in Winterton, NL, he was a son of the late Herbert and Maude (Hiscock) Woodland. He had a passion for music and photography and was a member of The Salvation Army, participating in The Salvation Army Band. Surviving are nieces, Vicki, Wendy, Michele; nephew, Billy; brother-in-law, Bill. He was predeceased by brother, Melvin; sister, Jean. Visitation today 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. Funeral Friday, February 25, at 11 a.m. in The Salvation Army Citadel. Reception in The Salvation Army Hall. Burial in Union Grove Cemetery at a later date.

 

 

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