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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
June 2005

 

BARTLETT, James Bernard
Thursday, June 30, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
BARTLETT, James Bernard
- 59, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully at home, June 29, 2005, with his family by his side. Born in St. John's, NL, he was the son of the late James and Gwendolyn (Lily) Bartlett of Gander, NL. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; sons, James (Veronica) of Ottawa, David of Hamilton, and daughter, Leanne (Neil) of Halifax. Jim spent most of his career as a draftsman for DND, finishing at CFB Halifax (Willow Park) as a GIS technician. Visitation at Dartmouth Funeral Home (29 Queen St., Dartmouth) today 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service to be held at St. Thomas More Church (Caledonia Road, Dartmouth) on Friday, July 1, at 12:15 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (Eastern Newfoundland Chapter).


BOUTILIER, Stella Josephine
Tuesday, June 14, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
BOUTILIER, Stella Josephine
- 86, Rockingham, died Sunday, June 12, 2005, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in St. John's, NL, she was a daughter of the late George and Josephine (Healy) Gosse. Jo loved to read, walk and spend time with her loving companion, her dog Toto. A long-time nurse's aide at the Fairview Villa Nursing Home, she retired in 1988. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her daughter, Judy (Stephen) Wood, Hammonds Plains; son, Eric (Anne) Boutilier, Hammonds Plains; loving grandchildren, Jennifer, Terri, Matthew, Rebekah, and Michael. She was predeceased by her husband, Hugh Allen; sisters, Gladys, Madeline, and Mary; brothers, William and Patrick. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, 1216 Bedford Highway. Funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Bedford Highway, Father Bernard O'Neill officiating. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Boutilier's Point. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at QEII Health Sciences Centre. Family flowers only. Donations can be made in memory to the SPCA.


CLUETT, Marven Boyce
Monday, June 6, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
CLUETT, Marven Boyce
- 64, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 5, 2005, in the VG Site, QEII, surrounded by his loving family. Born January 12, 1941 in Garnish, Fortune Bay, NL, he was a son of the late Robert and Charlotte (Bond) Cluett.

Marven worked for CIBC for 34 years, retiring in 1993. He was a long-time member of the Newfoundland Club where he was a bartender. He will be remembered for his friendliness and outgoing nature, always enjoying a chat with his "neighborhood people".

Marven is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, the former Joan Elizabeth Bradley; sons, David, Calgary, Alta.; Robert (Sherry), Dartmouth; sister, Edith Fox, Northwood Manor; brother, Leslie (Flo) Grandy, Halifax; brother-in-law, Bruce Phillips, Halifax; acquired son, Christopher Farrar, Calgary, Alta.; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Greta Phillips; brother, William Grandy. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where the funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Rev. Patricia Malin officiating. Reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home Family Reception Centre. Interment at a later date in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. If so desired, a donation in Marven's 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


COLBORNE, Marjorie Caroline
Wednesday, June 8, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
COLBORNE, Marjorie Caroline
- It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Marjorie Caroline Colborne, June 6, 2005, in the Palliative Care Unit, VG Site, QEII, after a courageous struggle with cancer.

Born December 3, 1932 in Hermitage Bay, NL, Marjorie was a daughter of the late John and Sarah (Sims) Parsons (Hermitage Bay, NL). Marjorie attended school in Halifax, graduating from Queen Elizabeth High School (1951) and the Nova Scotia Hospital Nursing Program (1953). As a registered nurse, Marjorie spent most of her days in the field of psychiatry, retiring in 1997 from Cape Breton Regional Hospital where she spent 17 years working as a Nursing Supervisor. Marjorie loved her family and friends and lived her life to the fullest. She enjoyed playing bridge, rug hooking and trying to teach her girls how to cook, as she always had the latest recipe to pass along. Mom spent her final days fighting her disease with unbelievable strength and determination. Our mother and friend will be forever in our hearts.

Marjorie is survived by her beloved husband, Edward Colborne; daughters, Lisa (Steven) Morrison, Halifax; Heather Myers, Tennessee; Kathy (Karle) McKinster, New Hampshire; sons, Andrew (Lisa Stephenson) Colborne, Ottawa; David Myers, Sydney; brother, Albert (Bessie) Parsons, Bridgewater; sister, Myrtle Engram, Halifax; sisters-in-law, Susie Parsons, Halifax; Mary Parsons, Bridgewater; Joan Colborne, New Brunswick; grandchildren, Alyson and Kristopher, New Hampshire; Benjamin and William, Ottawa; also, many wonderful nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Eric Myers; brothers, Stan, Cecil, and Jim. Words cannot express the appreciation and support provided by the Palliative Care in home support, VON nurses and Palliative Care Unit staff of 7A, VG Site, QEII. Special thank you to Dr. Morzycki, Dr. BannerJee, Dr. Horton, Monica Flynn and Monica MacNamara (palliative care nurses) for their exceptional care during Mom's illness. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate her life will take place Friday, June 10, at 2 p.m. in All Saints Anglican Church, Bedford Highway, Bedford. Burial will take place at a later date. Family flowers only. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to VON (Victorian Order of Nurses) or Palliative Care Unit, VG Site, QEII. Arrangements entrusted to T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, Bedford. On-line condolences may be sent to: tkbarnard@eastlink.ca
Mom you deserve a smile today but you also deserve God's love and his peace. May you enjoy God's blessings always and may you never, ever forget how much we love you. Your family.


COLBOURNE, William Allan "Will"
Friday, June 10, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
COLBOURNE, William Allan "Will"
- 27, Hebbville, Lunenburg Co., died June 7, 2005, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII, Halifax, peacefully in the arms of his family. Born in Corner Brook, NL, he was a son of Frederick "Ted" and Carolyn (Ruggles) Colbourne, Bridgewater. He was a stone mason by trade. He was involved in the Sea Cadets, played minor hockey and soccer, and was a former server in St. Mary's The Virgin Anglican Church, Corner Brook, NL. He enjoyed summers at Killdevil Camp and served as support staff for T.E.C.

He is survived by loving spouse, Jennie Beeswanger and loving son Ethan; brothers, James, Corner Brook, NL; Alex and Bradley, Bridgewater; friend, Derek; special cousin, Susan; many other cousins and friends; maternal grandmother, Mildred Ruggles, formerly of Jordan Falls. He was predeceased by grandparents, Allan and Elizabeth Colbourne; grandfather, Bob Ruggles. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Bridgewater, Rev. Ron Appleton officiating. Burial at a later date. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the family c/o R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville, or for an education fund for son Ethan c/o TD Canada Trust, Bridgewater. On-line condolences may be made to: www.corkumfuneralhome.ca


DAINARD, Barbara Edith
Tuesday, June 7, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
DAINARD, Barbara Edith - 1932 - 2005
, Riverview, N.B., passed away in The Moncton Hospital on Sunday, June 5, 2005, at the age of 73. Born in Lamaline, NL, she was a daughter of the late Christopher and Elsie (King) Pittman. She attended St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in Riverview, and was very active within the church. She was also a member of the St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Women's Group.

She is survived by her husband, George Dainard; daughters, Lynn LaCroix (Douglas), Calgary, Alta.; Betty Jean Dainard (David Hyslop), Chester, and Ann Cordeiro (Mario), Oakville, Ont.; son, William Dainard (Shelly MacLeod), Park Corner, P.E.I.; granddaughter, Claire Cordeiro, Oakville, Ont. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, being predeceased by sisters, Vera and Margaret, and brothers, Felix and Bill. Resting in Riverview Funeral Home, 214 Pine Glen Rd., Riverview, today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be celebrated in St. John the Baptist Anglican Church on Wednesday, June 8, at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Albert Snelgrove officiating. Interment will be in Alderwood Cemetery. Donations to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Building Fund or to a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Riverview Funeral Home, (506) 857-9544. www.tuttlefuneralhome.com


DAVIS, Anthony "Tony"
Wednesday, June 1, 2005 The Halifax Herald Limited
DAVIS, Anthony "Tony" - 74, St. Lawrence, NL
, died peacefully May 7, 2005. Surviving are his daughters, Sandra, Jessie, Ann, and Leah; several grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Herbert, Betty Hill, Jean Jones; brothers, Dennis (Sam) and Donnie Shortliffe. Memorial service to be held in Christ Church, Shelburne on Thursday, June 2, at 2 p.m. with Father Matthew Sponagle officiating.


JOHNSON, Pearl
Wednesday, June 29, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
JOHNSON, Pearl
- 85, Truro, formerly of Timberlea, passed away June 28, 2005, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in St. John's, NL, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Edith Payne.

Pearl was a charter member of St. Andrew's Church Guild, Timberlea. She was an avid bowler, a member of the CCHA (Canadian Camper and Hikers Association) and enjoyed her grandchildren very much.

Pearl is survived by her daughter, Gail (Michael) Spence, Truro; son, Walter (Yvette) Johnson, Stewiacke; grandsons, David, Matthew and Coltin. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur; son, Eric; sister, Stella Skanes, and brothers, Cecil Payne and Eric Payne. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, June 30, in St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Timberlea, Rev. Kay Knott officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Canadian Cancer Society. E-mail condolences to: snowfh@alderwoods.com


KIRBY, Violet
Thursday, June 23, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
KIRBY, Violet
- 82, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2005, in Glades Lodge, Halifax. Born in Burin, NL, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Anna Wagg. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 60 years, Chesley. Surviving are sons, Edward, Frederick, Barry, and Robert; daughter, Mary Raymond; son-in-law, Martin Raymond; daughters-in-law, Dorothy, Judy, and Fran; grandchildren, Charla, Kerri, Michael, and Belinda; great-grandchildren, Mike, Alissa, Karli, Megan, and Cailin. A sweet and kind person, Violet's greatest joy came from the simple pleasures in life such as listening to her sons play the guitar and harmonica, and her husband playing the accordion. She had a good sense of humour and loved to laugh. Through her many difficulties she remained a strong person until her passing. We will always love and remember you, Mom. Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield (477-5601), where a memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 25, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Patricia Malin as officiating clergy. Remembrances to a charity of the donor's choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.


MAJOR, Claude Clifton
Tuesday, June 7, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
MAJOR, Claude Clifton
- 70, Petit Etang, Inverness Co., died June 5, 2005, in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre. Born in Nicholsville, NL, he was a son of the late Frank and Annie (Butt) Major. He was a member of St. Peter's Church, Cheticamp. He served 29 years in the Royal Canadian Navy. He was past president and life member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 32, Cheticamp. He was an officer with No. 2940 Cadet Corps and a member of Cheticamp Kinsmen Club.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Dora (Chiasson); daughters, Donna (Kerry) Harkness, Petit Etang; Nancy (Kirk) d'Eon, Dartmouth; Theresa Major, Hamilton, Ont.; brothers, Dean (Grace) Major, Cartyville, NL; Cecil (Lorraine) Major, Winnipeg; Gary (Marlene) Major, La Meca, Calif.; sister, Mary (Vince) Gillis, Truro; grandchildren, Kelly Gaboury, Tanya Harkness, Ryan d'Eon, Michelle d'Eon, Renée d'Eon; great-grandchild, Mikayla Gaboury. He was predeceased by sister, Neatha Cutler. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral mass 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Peter's Church, Cheticamp, Father Angus MacDougall officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Comrade in Charge, Ambrose J. Muise, CD; pallbearers, Emile Cormier, Joseph A. AuCoin, Kerry Harkness, Marcellin AuCoin, Emilien Delaney, Simon Joe Bourgeois; Colour Party, Raymond Chiasson, CD; Peter Paul Chiasson, CD; Last Post-Revielle, Levis Deveaux. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Sacred Heart Hospital Charitable Foundation or a charity of your choice.


NEWELL, Paul
Saturday, June 18, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
NEWELL, Paul
- 79, Dartmouth, passed away Friday, June 17, 2005, at home. Born in Pouch Cove, NL, he was a son of the late Hubert and Alfreda (Baker) Newell. Surviving are wife, Juanita Marie Eisan; daughters, Gail (Dave) Norris, Blossom Elaine Maher, Pauline Anthony, all of St. John's, NL; Cindy (Bruce) Bell-Newell, Kingston, Ont. Also surviving are brother, Victor, Oshawa, Ont.; sisters, Marion, Pictou, and Mildred, St. John's, NL; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by first wife, Mildred, and an infant son (twin); brothers, Gordon, Robert, and sister, Vera. Paul will be sadly missed by Jon and Christine Clark, as well as his many friends. He enjoyed telling Newfie jokes, and loved sports, in particular the Toronto Blue Jays. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. The body is in the care of J. Albert Walker & Sons Funeral Home, Dartmouth (469-5601).


NOEL, Josiah James "Jim"
Tuesday, June 21, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
NOEL, Josiah James "Jim"
- 78, Lower Sackville, passed away Monday, June 20, 2005, in the VG Site, QEII, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Bridgeport, NL, he was a son of the late Josiah and Mary Ann (Jennings) Noel. He is survived by his daughters, Bonnie (Hy) Ellner, Christine (Howard) Hopewell, Pansy (Mitch) Sheppard; stepson, Dick (Bev) Richardson; stepdaughter, Joan (Clayton) Fancey; brother, Tom (Phyllis) Noel; grandchildren, Tara (John) Bowser, Darrin (Jen Mahaney) Fancey, Kirk (Terri Lee) Richardson, Denise (Scott) Brunt, Jessie Noel, Josh and Matthew Ellner, Lindsay and Donald Thynne; several great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, and special niece, Joanie Pippy. He was predeceased by first wife, Gladys (Young), and second wife, Doris (Slaunwhite, Richardson); brother, Gilbert. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, and funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. A reception will follow in Atlantic Funeral Home and burial will take place after the reception in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Sackville. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Special thanks to Dr. Archibald, Dr. Trites, staff on 3B, VG Site, Palliative Care staff and volunteers on 7A, VG Site. On-line condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


NOSEWORTHY (Johnson), Gladys
Tuesday, June 7, 2005 The Halifax Herald Limited
NOSEWORTHY (Johnson), Gladys
- 92, Leitches Creek, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 5, 2005, in Northside General Hospital. Born in Jacques Fontaine, Fortune Bay, NL, she was the daughter of the late William John and Selena (Pardy) Johnson. She is survived by daughters, Jessie (Roy) Butt, British Columbia; Shirley (Derek) Bonnell, with whom she resided; sons, Ronald (Bev) Noseworthy, Brockville; Cephas (Georgie) Noseworthy, Scarborough, Ont.; sisters, Annabella Stewart, Mary (Richard) Brushett, Sarah Bishop, and Rhoda (Bert) Hynes; stepsister, Annie (Clyde) Thornhill; brothers, Harry (Ann) Johnson, Fred (Joyce) Johnson; sisters-in-law, Olive and Polly Johnson. She is also survived by her 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandson; and very special cousin, Vina Young. She was predeceased by her first husband, Ronald Pardy; her second husband, James Noseworthy; sons, Fred Pardy and William Noseworthy; daughter, Janie Pardy; great-grandson, Dylan Murphy; one sister in infancy; brothers, Tommy, Abraham, and Bert; stepmother, Jessie (Hatch) Johnson, and brothers-in-law, Arthur Bishop and Jim Stewart. Visitation for Gladys will be held today from 7-9 p.m. in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service at 3 p.m. Wednesday in St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney with Rev. Karen Quirk officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Fund or a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be sent to: info@wjdooley.com


PARSONS, Dean Spencer Fifield
Wednesday, June 8, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
PARSONS, Dean Spencer Fifield
- 55, Weston, Ont., passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2005, at home. Born in Newfoundland, he was a beloved son of Woodrow and Pearl (Fifield) Parsons. He worked until he retired in 2004 for Environment Canada. He is survived by his mother, Pearl (Fifield), Wilmot; brother, Glen (Heather), Lake Echo; nephews, Chris (Sherry), Sackville; David, Halifax; nieces, Jennifer and Jillian, Lake Echo; great-nieces, Alexis and Emily, Sackville. He was predeceased by his father, Woodrow. Family service to be held at a later date. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.


ROSE, Russell Daniel (Former owner of Schooner Outfitting Company, Halifax)
Wednesday, June 8, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
ROSE, Russell Daniel (Former owner of Schooner Outfitting Company, Halifax) - Russell Daniel Rose
, formerly of Halifax and Jersey Harbour, NL, in his 90th year, passed away peacefully in the Health Sciences Centre, St. John's, NL, on Monday, June 6, 2005. Leaving to mourn his loving wife, A. Pearl (Fiander); sisters, Eileen Ridgley, Burlington, Ont., and Ethel Leen, Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.A.; many nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Resting at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John's, NL, today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place on Thursday, June 9, at 2 p.m. in Carnell Memorial Chapel, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John's, NL, with interment to follow in the Anglican Cemetery, Forest Road, St. John's, NL. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guestbook, please visit: www.carnells.com


SAVOURY, Captain Harold Patrick "Pat"
Wednesday, June 22, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
SAVOURY, Captain Harold Patrick "Pat"
- 71, Lockeport, formerly of Bellorun, NL, passed away in Roseway Hospital, Sandy Point, on June 20, 2005. Born in Corbin, Fortune Bay, NL, he was a son of the late Martin and Beatrice (Poole) Savoury. Pat came to Nova Scotia when he was 15 and was a fisherman all his working life. He was the first captain to own and operate his own freezer trawler. He traveled to all 12 Eastern Block Countries on expeditions involving the fishery. He enjoyed his cabin in Port Joli during the summer months along with his family. He was a friendly, caring person to everyone. He was well-respected in the fisheries and the community.

He was a devoted husband, father and a terrific grandfather. He is survived by sons, Martin (Tanya), Little Harbour; Patrick (Susan), Windsor; Phillip (Anne), Allendale; daughters, Susan (Arthur) Swaine, Welshtown Lake; Vicki (Peter) Stuart, West Green Harbour; Darlene (Calvin) Young, Lockeport; sister, Lillian (Jack) Poole, Bellorun, NL; grandchildren, Patricia, Philip, Lacey, Alysa, Jennifer, Pete, Charlotte, Kyle, Patrick, Curtis, and Patrick; great-grandchildren, Michael, Jayden, and McKayla. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Charlotte Cooke; brothers, Hughie and Andrew; sisters, Susan, Francais and Willimina. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home in Lockeport. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Holy Cross Anglican Church, Lockeport, with Rev. Matthew Sponagle officiating. Interment in Lockeport Cemetery. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.


VARDY, Gladys M.
Monday, June 27, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
VARDY, Gladys M.
- 82, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully Friday, June 24, 2005, in Dartmouth General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Belleoram, NL, she was a daughter of the late Cyril and Eleanor (Burdock) Buffett.

Gladys' greatest loves were her family and her church. She was a member of the Mother's Union, and a past member of St. Luke's Church Altar Guild. She will be remembered by all who knew her for her kindness, generosity, and gentle nature.

She is survived by sons, Bill (Joanne), Bridgewater; Wayne (Debbie), St. John's, NL; daughters, Eleanor (Bert) Munden, Dartmouth; Pam (Steve) Fenton, Dartmouth; Gail (Derick) Stoddard, Fall River; grandchildren, Jason, Lee, Jillian, Linden, Christopher, Stephen, Tanya, Angela, Melissa, Colin, Ryan, Bradley, Gregory; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Harris, Rupert, Gordon, George; sisters, Winnie, Eleanor, Joyce, Maxine; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Captain William Vardy; brother, Gerald in infancy. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. A Eucharistic Celebration of Gladys' life will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, in St. Luke's Anglican Church, Dartmouth, Rev. Carolyn Tomlin officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Luke's Anglican Church, Veterans' Avenue, Dartmouth. On-line condolences may be sent to: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


YETMAN (Thorne), Ann Kathryn
Monday, June 27, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
YETMAN (Thorne), Ann Kathryn
- An artist, writer, gardener and teacher, died peacefully at home on June 24, 2005, after a long battle with cancer.

Born in Halifax on July 12, 1947, she was a daughter of Dr. Edward Lefferts Thorne and Edith Frances (Hill) Thorne. She attended Sir Charles Tupper Elementary School, Cornwallis Junior High School and Queen Elizabeth High School in Halifax before earning a Bachelor of Arts degree at Mount Allison University in Sackville, N.B., in 1968. She went on to graduate studies in literature at Memorial University in St. John's, NL, and anthroposophy and education at Emerson College in Sussex, England. She also studied art at Emerson and Arscura in Toronto. She taught at Holy Heart of Mary Regional High School in St. John's, Rockingham School in Halifax, the Child Life Department at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, the American School in Salvador, Brazil, and Bayview Glen School in the York region of Toronto.

She married Michael Yetman of St. Mary's Bay, NL, on June 6, 1977, in Sussex. They lived in England; Salvador and Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Elliot Lake, Ont., before settling in Richmond Hill, Ont., north of Toronto, in 1983. They had sons, Matthew, born in England and Christopher, born in Brazil.

She is survived by her husband and two sons, as well as her mother; sister, Susan of Liverpool, N.S.; and brothers, Edward of Millarville, Alta., and Stephen of Ottawa. She read profusely, loved good food and to be surrounded by close friends and family. That is how she died. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. The funeral service will be held in Christian Community Church, 901 Rutherford Rd., Vaughan, at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 28. Services will be followed by cremation.

 

 

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