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BROWN, John Thomas
BYRNE, Cyril Joseph, C.M., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
He is survived by his former wife, Leona Delvallet, Halifax, who provided valuable care in his final year; their children, John, Joseph, and Marie; by Sibylle Bechtold, Lunenburg, and their children Padraig and Tobias. He is also survived by his sister, Marie (Rupert) Gross, Toronto; his mother's sister, Mary, Newfoundland; and his father's siblings, Florence O'Reilly, Wolfville; Theresa (Walter Wall), Kevin Byrne and Jim Byrne, Newfoundland; and many cousins.
He is remembered fondly by Laurie Mireau, Halifax; university colleagues, former students and numerous friends. An alumnus of St. Dunstan's University (Prince Edward Island), the National University of Ireland (Dublin), Oxford University and the University of Toronto, he was named Professor Emeritus last year when he retired from the English Department at Saint Mary's University after 35 years of service. He was instrumental in founding both the Atlantic Canada Studies program in 1975 and the Chair of Irish Studies 10 years later. An unusually gifted oral reader and performer of literary texts, Dr. Byrne was noted for his radio broadcast work as well as his magnetic classroom personality. He could animate Chaucer, Shakespeare, James Joyce, and the centuries of literature and music in between. Decades of students remain in his debt, especially those who took his classes in Shakespeare, Irish Literature and Newfoundland Studies, areas where he also focused his research. He was an outstanding scholar of Newfoundland and its connections with Ireland, and he leaves a rich legacy in this field.
Besides numerous publications, he contributed much to the Atlantic Canada Institute and other regional organizations. An energetic convenor of conferences and a leader in national learned societies, including the Canadian Association of Irish Studies, he also served as regional representative on the Social Studies and Humanities Research Council. As Coordinator of Irish Studies at Saint Mary's, he worked unstintingly in a remarkably successful campaign to raise funds for the Chair. His achievements in the study and maintenance of Irish traditions in Canada were honoured in 1993 when he was invested as a Member of the Order of Canada.
Cyril had an unflagging enthusiasm and zest for life. His passion for travel brought him abroad, often with his children; he kept his family ties with Newfoundland and conducted lifelong field studies in his native province. At home in Halifax, he loved being surrounded by family and friends, engaging in small talk as well as debates on world affairs. He loved music, the theatre, visiting the market on Saturday, and cooking for a full house. Cyril was at ease with the prominent, but he had the gift of the common touch. He was a generous friend, a stimulating teacher, a loyal colleague, and a devoted and loving parent. He will be missed by all for his warmth and his humour. We shall not see his like again.
Visitation hours will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home, 2032 Robie St., Halifax. Funeral mass in St. Mary's Basilica on Saturday, August 19, at 10 a.m. Reception will be held in Saint Mary's University Theatre. Burial at a later date. Donations to the D'Arcy McGee Chair of Irish Studies, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS B3H 3C3, would honour Cyril's memory in a way that will continue his legacy. E-mail condolences may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
CAMPBELL, Joseph "Rocky"
DAVIS, R. Lorraine
Lorraine moved to Halifax in 1995, after the death of Isaac. She was also predeceased by daughter, Trudy, in 1951 and son-in-law, George Richards in 2002. Lorraine will be missed and fondly remembered by children, Suzanne, George (Marilyn), Ruth (Hal) Bent; grandchildren, Zoe (Quentin), Ingrid (Mike), Stefan, Michael and Reg; great-grandchildren, John, Nicholas, Isaac and Ryan. A memorial service will be held in St. James Anglican Church, Halifax on Friday, August 18, at 11 a.m., Rev Rod Gillis officiating. Interment will take place in Port Aux Basques, N.L., at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to St. James Anglican Church, Halifax, or St. James Anglican Church, Port Aux Basques. Arrangements under the direction of Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home and East Haven Funeral Home, Port Aux Basques, N.L.
HANRAHAN, Philip Francis
Phil started his seagoing career at the early age of 13, fishing from salt banker and went on to fish as an offshore fisherman with National Sea Products, Lunenburg, for 27 years. He was a member of St. Norbert's Roman Catholic Church, Lunenburg. Phil was an avid card and crib player, and a member of the Bluenose Senior Citizens, Dayspring Golden Youth and Bridgewater Senior Clubs.
He is survived by sons, Tom (June), Pleasantville; Joe (Paula), Upper Tantallon; grandchildren, Matt, Jason, Ryan, and Dara; companion, Mona Annis, and her children, Frank and Valerie Levy, Lower Sackville; Bernadette Levy (Freddie Veinotte), Garden Lots; sister, Susan Kelly, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; brother, Michael Hanrahan, Little Bay, N.L. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Anne; daughter, Bridget; sisters, Mary and Gertrude; brothers, Martin, John Patrick, James, and Thomas. Friends are invited to share their memories of Phil with his family at Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Highway 3, Lunenburg, on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in St. Norbert's Roman Catholic Church, Lunenburg. Interment will be in Harbour View Cemetery, Lower Rose Bay. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg; The Lung Association or any other charity. www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca
HATTON, Josephine Vivian
HOLDEN, Isabella Louise
Isabella graduated as a registered nurse from the Victoria General Hospital School of Nursing where she was employed for a number of years. She raised two sons and then returned to nursing after completing a Psychiatric Nursing Program and worked at the Nova Scotia Hospital in the Day Hospital and Adolescent Wards. Isabella was also an active parishioner of St. Paul's Anglican Church and a member of the "Idlers".
She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, John E.B.; sons, David Edward, Robert Jonathan, both of Halifax; brother, Dr. John Crocker, Halifax; sister, Norma (Crocker) Hase, Birmingham, Ala. She was predeceased by her sister, Elizabeth Ann "Banny" (Crocker) Beckett. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 1, in St. Paul's Anglican Church, French Village, Rev. Mark Marshall officiating. Burial to follow in St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery, Hackett's Cove. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Paul's Anglican Church, French Village. On-line condolences can be made at: www.rawalker.ca
KITTILSEN, Jessie Bertha Agnes
LAING (Fraser), Mary Alexandra
He is survived by his wife, the former Theresa Strickland; sisters, Elsie Ingram, Burgeo, N.L.; Ada Lutes, Canning; sister-in-law, Vera Strickland, Lunenburg, and her children, Mary Cross, Chester Basin; Gladys Collicutt, Lunenburg; Ann Strickland, Lunenburg, and David Strickland, Dartmouth; grandniece, Angela; grandnephew, Fred; several nieces and nephews. Ward was predeceased by sister, Gladys; brothers, Dan and Lewis. Friends are invited to share their memories of Ward with his family during visitation at Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Highway 3, Lunenburg, today from 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate Ward's life will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg, Rev. David Sutch officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. Flowers from the immediate family only. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, St. John's Anglican Church or any other charity. www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca
O'DRISCOLL, Msgr. Albert M.
After his mother's death when he was 22 months old, he went to live with Ambrose and Hannah Mulcahy, becoming the eighth child of that family. Monsignor was educated in Bay Bulls, in the Parish schools of Sts. Peter and Paul by the Sisters of Mercy, whom he held in the highest regard. He continued his studies at St. Bonaventure's College, and then at St. Mary's University and Holy Heart Seminary in Halifax. In later years, he pursued postgraduate work at the Dominican House of Studies in Chicago, at Catholic University of America and at Loyola University, Chicago, completing a Master's degree in Religious Education. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Halifax by Archbishop John T. McNally on June 15, 1947. Monsignor served the Archdiocese as Curate at St. Mary's Basilica, St. Patrick's Parish and Immaculate Conception Parish, Truro. His first appointment as parish priest was St. Dennis Parish, Lower East Ship Harbour, and its missions. He then served for eight years as parish priest of St. Joseph's Parish in Halifax. After 17 years as Rector of St. Mary's Basilica, he retired from full-time parish ministry, and provided some assistance at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Rockingham. He welcomed Pope John Paul II to the Cathedral in 1984. He initiated the redecoration of the church and the restoration of the granite steeple. He served as Director of Religious Education for the Archdiocese, and in 1964 established Bishop Burke House, a house of studies for young men considering priesthood.
During his 60 years of priesthood, Monsignor O'Driscoll served the Archdiocese on many committees and boards. Taking a deep interest in refugees, he sponsored boat people from Vietnam, as well as many other displaced people from Poland and Africa. At one time, he was part-time Chaplain with Her Majesty's Navy, and he served as Chaplain to the Halifax Police for 20 years, retiring with the title of Honorary Superintendent.
Monsignor is survived by his sister, Hilda Donnelly, of Brooklyn, N.Y. He was predeceased by all other members of his immediate family, and by several members of the Mulcahy family. Visitation will be held in Our Lady's Chapel, St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Spring Garden Road., Halifax, on Tuesday, August 8, 2:30-5 p.m. The Evening Prayer Vigil will take place at the Cathedral at 7 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral on Wednesday, August 9, at 10 a.m., Most Rev. Terrence Prendergast, SJ, Archbishop of Halifax, presiding. Committal will follow in Bay Bulls, Newfoundland-Labrador. Funeral arrangements in the care of Atlantic Funeral Homes. Donations may be made in Monsignor's name to St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica, 1508 Barrington St. Halifax, NS B3J 1Z3. On-line condolences may be made by visiting the website: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com
SKINNER, Gwendolyn Rose
STARLING (Barnes), Ada
She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, David, Lower Sackville; son, David (Jean), Brookside; sisters, Winnifred, Hazel (Garfield), all of Halifax; brothers, Cecil, Albert (Betty), all of Halifax; grandson, Richard, Toronto; granddaughter, Janis, Edmonton; great-grandson, Kody, Edmonton; many nieces and nephews. Ada was predeceased by her brother, Carl Barnes. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 26, Rev. Dianna Frye officiating. Private family interment in Oakridge Memory Gardens followed by reception in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ada's memory to the Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be sent to: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com
TILLEY (Elliott), Charlene
VAUGHAN, Jessie M.
She is survived by her son, Frank (Esther), Moncton, N.B.; granddaughters, Beverly (Jeff Harrison), Sandra, Heidi, Valerie, all of Moncton; sisters, Emma Anderson, Dartmouth; Suzanna Morgan (Harold), Mount Pearl, N.L.; Isabel O'Brien, Epworth, N.L.; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Owen, in 1978; sisters, Melinda and Alice; brother, Eli. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro, where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Rev. Mark Pretty officiating. Burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Fox River. Reception to follow in Holy Trinity Church Hall, Fox River. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. On-line condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com
WINSOR, Lloyd Carl
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