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Halifax Herald
January 2006

 

BOWEN, Marguerite Angela "Marjorie"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 23, 2006
BOWEN, Marguerite Angela "Marjorie" - 94, October 13, 1911 to January 22, 2006
. Born in Codray, NL, to Sarah Ally and Roy DeWolfe Sr., she died in QEII Health Sciences Centre on January 22, 2006, following a lengthy illness. She was predeceased by her first husband, Arthur Vincent Giffin Sr., and her second husband, Gordon William Bowen. She was also predeceased by sons, William Giffin, Arthur Giffin Jr., and Murray Giffin, as well as brothers, Roy Giffin Jr., Ernest Giffin, and Colin Giffin; sisters, Viola Campbell and Winnie Condy, and also Regina at birth. She is survived by her son, Bucky Giffin; daughter, Rose L. Pothier; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her partner of 19 years, Tod W. Heart. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax (477-5601). A memorial mass will be celebrated at a later date.


COLE, William "Bill"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 7, 2006
COLE, William "Bill"
- 87, Glace Bay, died January 6, 2006. Born in Victoria Village, NL, he was a son of the late William and Helen (Penny) Cole. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas with the Canadian Armed Forces. Surviving are his loving wife of 58 years, Carmel (Poirier) Cole; daughter, Patricia Cole; grandchildren, Carmel, Michael, Billy; nieces and nephews; sisters, Margaret Neary, Elizabeth MacAdam, Lenora Roberts; sisters-in-law, Loretta MacIntyre, Georgina Bennet. He was predeceased by brothers, Richard, Silas, Alex, and stepsister, Mabel. Visitation today 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., and funeral service Sunday at 3 p.m., both in Curry's Funeral Home, Glace Bay. Burial in Forest Haven Cemetery. Donations to the Renal Dialysis Unit of Cape Breton Regional Hospital.


DOYLE, Jean Sandra
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 19, 2006
DOYLE, Jean Sandra
- 69, Halifax, passed away peacefully January 18, 2006, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Shearstown, NL, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Sarah (Saunders) Dawe. Jean is survived by her daughter, Katherine Moore, at home; nieces, Denise, Pat, Elizabeth and Cathy. She was predeceased by her first husband, Douglas Moore; second husband, Maurice Doyle; sister, Evelyn Kelly. Funeral 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 from 2-4 p.m. Friday, January 20, with a memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel, Mr. Charles O'Regan and Mr. Larry O'Regan officiating. Interment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. A reception will follow the interment at 3 Anchor Dr., Halifax, in the common room. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. A special thank you to Dr. Mann and the staff of 8A of the VG Site, QEII.


DOYLE, Joyce
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 29, 2006
DOYLE, Joyce
- Halifax, born November 2, 1946 in Grand Bank, NL, passed away peacefully on January 27, 2006, in QEII Health Sciences Centre with her loving family at her side. She joins her husband and our father, John Anthony Doyle, and is survived by her parents, John and Christina Hillier; daughter, Heather (Garry), and son, Scott. Our mother will be deeply missed and always remembered for her kind, loving heart and for her devotion to her family. She will be missed deeply by her kitty, Melvin. Arrangements are entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, where visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, with a funeral service at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Rev. James Haughn officiating. Reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home. Interment in St. John's Cemetery. On-line condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


DRAKE, John Henry
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 31, 2006
DRAKE, John Henry - 69, Belleoram, NL. Johnny Drake
, formerly of Eastern Passage, passed away Monday, January 23, 2006, in the hospital in Harbour Breton, NL. He was born in Belleoram, NL and was one of the founding members of the Newfoundland Band "The Dorymen" and produced many albums over his career that began in 1969. He was well-known for such songs as "The Tiny Red Light", "Wanda Lee", "Headin' Home", and many more. He worked for years on the Imperial Oil boats and retired from Irving Oil in 1998, at which time him and his wife of more than 46 years, Dulcie (Kearley), moved back to Belleoram where his heart always was.

He is survived by son, John Jr., Eastern Passage, and daughter, Wanda Lee Nadeau (Harry), Head of Jeddore. There are also three grandchildren, Ashley, Michael and Kenzie, and two great-grandchildren, Ma-kel and Makiah, along with many extended family members. He is also survived by brothers, Mick (Marion), Alberta; Allan (Bunny), L'Ardoise; Stan (Hilda), Chester, and sisters, Gertie Keefe, Dartmouth; Jean Poole (Jim), Belleoram, NL; and Marion Kearley (Jack), Newfoundland. Johnny was predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Winnifred (Savoury); brother, Levi, and sister, Edie Veinott. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations can be made to Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences can be sent to: nadeauw@superiorpropane.com


GRANDY, Annie Eliza
The Chronicle herald, Halifax, January 14, 2006
GRANDY, Annie Eliza
- 80, Halifax, passed away January 13, 2006, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Garnish, NL, she was a daughter of Tryphena (Banfield) Grandy and Joseph Grandy. Annie worked at the Grace Maternity Hospital as a housekeeper until retirement. She was a long-time member of The Salvation Army, Fairview.

She is survived by daughter, Joyce (Joe) MacLellan; son, Rayfield (Edith) Grandy; sisters-in-law, Lucretia Grandy and Ada Grandy; brother-in-law, Willis Grandy; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; stepsisters, Laura Stevens and Jean Brunette. She was predeceased by husband, Stephen Arthur Grandy; sister, Susannah Hoben; brother-in-law, Howard Grandy. Visitation will be held Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in The Salvation Army Citadel, Fairview, Major Bob MacDonald officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. E-mail condolences to: snowfh@alderwoods.com


GREENE, Mary Agatha (Sister Theresa Michael)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 25, 2006
GREENE, Mary Agatha (Sister Theresa Michael)
- 86, died in Parkstone Enhanced Care on January 23, 2006. Born in Tilting, NL, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Bailey) Greene. She entered the Sisters of Charity in Halifax in 1938 and made her Religious Profession in 1941. Sister served her community in St. Brigid's Home, Quebec, for 38 years. She also worked in St. Elizabeth's Hospital, North Sydney, and the former Halifax Infirmary. Sister returned to the Mount in 1997.

She is survived by sisters, Madeline St. Croix, Weymouth, Mass.; Isabelle Dwyer, Tilting, NL; Sister Patrick Mary Greene, Sister of Charity, Halifax; brothers, Harold, Weymouth, Mass.; Michael, Tilting, NL. She was predeceased by sisters, Dorothy Shallow, Theresa McLeod, Cecilia McDonald; brothers, Frederick and William. The body will be in Mount Saint Vincent Motherhouse with visitation 3-8 p.m. today. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Thursday in Mount Saint Vincent Motherhouse Chapel. Burial to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville.


HANN, Berkley Roland
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 10, 2006
HANN, Berkley Roland
- Passed away at home on January 1, 2006, just 25 days before his 70th birthday. Born in Channel-Port aux Basques, NL, on January 26, 1936, he was a son of the late Mary Ann (Short) and William Hann.

He spent most of his life at sea, beginning with Fishery Products Ltd. Draggers at age 19 and going on with H.B. Nickerson and Sons and T.J. Hardy Ltd. He joined Imperial Oil Ltd. Marine Division (oil tankers) in 1974 and retired in 1987, after which he bought his own 30 foot Cape Islander, M.V. Darlene II, which he and his wife Shirley fished on together for 12 years until both retired in 1999 due to ill health. He belonged to the Port aux Basques Volunteer Fire Brigade and served a term as Fire Chief.

He leaves to mourn his loving wife, Shirley (Seaward); foster daughter, Daisy Whynot (Danny), and grandchildren, Raymond, Trisha and Tara; sister, Sheila (Arthur) Comeau, Florida, U.S.A.; sister-in-law, Evelyn Hann and family, Arthena (Bill) Bailey, Candice and Ryan; mother-in-law, Frances Seaward; his Nova Scotia family, niece, Teanne Osmond (Justin), River and Roman; nephew, Robbie Cox (Nadine), Kendra and Katie; Helen Pecoskie (Martin), Jacob and Noah; Sam Arnold (Verna) and family, Michelle (JD) and Cole, Sammy (Adrienne), Nadia, Joseph, Rhoda, Sarah, Troy Seaward (Denise), Tanner, Riley, Christopher Hardy, Terry and Corey Mott; godchildren, Rex Strickland and Kenneth White; also his favourite pal, his dog, Buddy; and a wide circle of in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his brother, George; father-in-law, James Seaward; several aunts and uncles. Visitation took place on Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in East Haven Funeral Home, Port aux Basques, NL. Funeral service took place at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 6, in St. James' Anglican Church with Rev. Canon Hugh Fudge officiating. Interment followed in St. James' Anglican Cemetery, Barachois Hill. Donations in Bert's memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. James' Anglican Church Window Fund. Funeral arrangements are in the care of East Haven Funeral Home, Port aux Basques (709-695-2300).


MATTHEWS (Bolt), Doris
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 14, 2006
MATTHEWS (Bolt), Doris
- 64, Manahawkin, N.J., passed away Christmas day, December 25, 2005, in Ocean Medical Center, Brick, N.J. Doris was born in Grand LePierre, NL, had lived in Halifax, and moved to the United States in 1970. She worked at Simpsons in Canada and with the Sears Catalogue Store in New Jersey. She was a wonderful devoted wife, mother and Nannie. She was loved by family and her many friends and she will be sorely missed.

She was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Lillian Bolt; biological father, William Fizzard; daughter, Victoria. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Albert L. Matthews; sons, Charles and his wife Betsy, Toms River, N.J.; Stephen John, Halifax; daughters, Pauline and her fiancZ Julius Kral, Brick, N.J.; Cheryl and her husband, David Bales, Richmond, Va.; biological mother, Lena Kearly, Grand LePierre, NL; brothers, Charles Fizzard, Donald Fizzard, both of Grand LePierre, NL; Roy Fizzard, Lower Sackville; Sam Fizzard, Alberta; sister, Veronica Bolt, Grand LePierre, NL; grandchildren, Jamie Lee, Michele Bales and Michael Matthews. Memorial services will be held in Halifax and Grand LePierre, NL, at a later date. Donations may be made to The Arthritis Society.


PERRIN, Jean
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 7, 2006
PERRIN, Jean
- 80, Halifax, passed away January 6, 2006, in Maplestone Enhanced Care, Halifax, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. Born in Grand Falls, NL, she was the eldest daughter of the late Leo and Gertrude (Edwards) Hennesey. She is survived by daughters, Colleen (James) Erskine, London, Ont.; Linda (Bill) Powell, Williamswood; Louise (Edward) Dowding, Paula Connolly, Laura (David) Mazerall, all of Halifax; son, Leo (Maureen), Hammonds Plains; 12 grandchildren; brothers, Leo, Halifax; Tom, Kentville; Ted and Paul, Grand Falls, NL; Allan, Petawawa, Ont.; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Larry; sister, Alma; brother, Alphonse; son-in-law, Gary Connolly. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday in Atlantic Funeral Home, Bayers Road, Halifax. Funeral mass will be Tuesday, January 10, at 11 a.m. in St. Lawrence Church, Dutch Village Road, Halifax, Father Michael Walsh officiating. Reception following in St. Lawrence Church Hall. Interment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia would be appreciated.


RIGGS, Maurice
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 31, 2006
RIGGS, Maurice
- 91, New Glasgow, died Sunday, January 29, 2006, in Aberdeen Regional Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Anderson's Cove, NL, he was a son of the late Thomas and Susan Riggs. At 12 years of age he began fishing off the coast of Newfoundland. He served with the Merchant Marine during the Second World War, moving to New Glasgow in 1945. He was employed for 35 years with the former L.E. Shaw Limited as a crusher operator. He was a member of St. George's Anglican Church, New Glasgow, where he served on Council, as a bell ringer and custodian. He was an honorary life member and former Chaplain of Cummings LOL No. 1634, Eureka. He was a member of the Orange Lodge for over 70 years and a Past Chaplain of the Grand Orange Lodge of Nova Scotia. Maurice always fondly remembered his time spent knitting and repairing hockey nets for the New Glasgow Stadium.

Surviving are daughters, Cassie MacDonald, New Glasgow; Susie Sangster, Fraser's Mountain; Frances (Glenn) Cameron, Churchville; Phyllis Cameron, Joanne (Donald) Walsh, New Glasgow; sons, Charlie (Isabell) Riggs, New Glasgow; Bruce (Shermalynn), Edmonton, Alta.; sister, Myrtle Hatch, Port aux Basques, NL; brother, Warren, Saint John, N.B.; 24 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Esther (Fizzard); son, Roy; sisters, Rosie, Frances and Charlotte. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. George's Anglican Church, New Glasgow with Archdeacon Robert Richmond officiating. Interment will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in his memory to St. George's Anglican Church, Aberdeen Palliative Care Society or any charity of choice


TAYLOR, Edna Clarice
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 23, 2006
TAYLOR, Edna Clarice
- 82, Halifax, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2006, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Bay L'Argent, NL, on March 12, 1923, she was a daughter of the late John and Tryphena (Miles) Pennell. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, she will be sadly missed by her daughter, Marilyn (Lorne) Abramson; grandchildren, Melanie and Lara; sisters, Irene Nash and Marie Hooper; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Eli, and sister, Carrie Baker. Visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Halifax. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association. A heartfelt thank you to Judi, Betty, Anne and Lynn of Seabright Rest Home, who gave Edna such excellent care during the past 14 months. Also, thank you to the nursing staff on 8.1. for their kindness and support. E-mail condolences to: snowfh@alderwoods.com


VATCHER (Drake), Winnifred
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 16, 2006
VATCHER (Drake), Winnifred
- 80, Dartmouth, died January 14, 2006, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Larry's Cove, NL, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Violet (Hardy) Drake. Surviving are daughters, Diana Yarrow (Rick), Judy Nielsen (Dobbie); son, Robie (Debbie); sisters, Isabel and Marjorie; brothers, Garfield and Steve; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Eric; brothers, Levi and Max. Visitation 2-4 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Judy Nielsen, 3440 No. 2 Hwy., Fall River. Arrangements entrusted to T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, Sackville. Interment at a later date in Newfoundland. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

 

 

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