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Halifax Herald
November 2006

 

BAKER, Maxwell
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 3, 2006
BAKER, Maxwell
- Surrounded by his family, passed away peacefully in QEII Health Sciences Centre on Wednesday, November 1, 2006, following a brief illness. Born December 9, 1930, in Rencounter, N.L., he was a son of the late Lewis and Susan Baker. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Julie (Dominix); daughter, Shirley (David) Williamson, both of Halifax; his son, Harold (Yvonne) Baker; grandchildren, Simon, Adam and Paul Baker, all of Aukland, New Zealand; and his brother, Stanley (Susan) Baker, Crapaud, P.E.I. He was predeceased by his son, Douglas Baker.

Maxwell was a stern trawler captain for National Sea Products. Following his retirement from National Sea, he captained the Lady Hammond, a fisheries research boat for the Department of Fisheries for two years. He also worked as a sales representative for Gerock, JL Leckie and AJ Campbells after coming home from sea. He was a very active member of Emmanuel Anglican Church, serving as Church Warden for nine years. He chaired various committees and was a driving force in the fundraising efforts of the church. He was also a member of the Eastern Star Armcrest Chapter, Freemasons and Philae Temple Shriners.

A very special thank you to the staff of the 5th floor of the New Halifax Infirmary, 9th floor Centennial Building and Palliative Care Unit of QEII Health Sciences Centre for their kindness and compassion during his hospitalization. Viewing will be held in Emmanuel Anglican Church, 322 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax, today from 2-4 and 7:30-9 p.m., where and Eastern Star and Masonic service will be held today at 7 p.m. Requiem Mass will be held in Emmanuel Anglican Church, on Saturday, November 4, at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow. Following the reception, burial will take place in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Emmanuel Anglican Church Building Fund or Shriners Travel Fund for Children.


CHABASSOL, Florence Josephine
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 22, 2006
CHABASSOL, Florence Josephine
- 80, MacKay Street, Westville, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2006, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Belle Isle, N.L., she was a daughter of the late James and Catherine (Summerton) Harvey. Florence was a member of the Church of The Holy Name and a past member of the Catholic Women's League.

She was a very caring person with her life always revolving around her family as a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Lorraine (Allan) Davis, Springhill; son, Vincent (Maureen), Beaumont, Alta.; grandchildren, Aundrea, Vincent, Seanna, Michael and Nichole Currie, Erin Lawrence, Donna and Bill Chabassol, Daniel and Lauren Davis; great-granddaughter, Emma Bernon, and brother, Billie (Rena) Harvey, New Glasgow. She was predeceased by her husband, William "Bill"; daughter, Catherine "Cathie" Currie, and brother, Bernard Harvey. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. The Holy Name C.W.L. will recite prayers at 4 p.m. Her funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday in the Church of The Holy Name, Westville, with Father Donald Boudreau officiating. Burial will be in the Holy Name Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Lung Association of Nova Scotia.


CULL (Whalen), Raylene Bonita
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 25, 2006
CULL (Whalen), Raylene Bonita
- Passed away on November 23, 2006, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her grandmother, Minnie Hudson. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband and best friend of 26 years, Dean; loving children, Bradley and Melissa; father and mother, Gordon and Dorcas Whalen; sisters, Lynette LeGrow (friend Rick), Karen Walker (Geoff), Fort McMurray, Alta.; Paula Hennebury (Doug), Lori Hiscock (Doug); brother, Bert Whalen (friend Patricia); father-in-law, Reginald Cull; sisters-in-law, Denise Mitchell (Ron), Dianne Cahill (Patty), Thompson, Man.; brother-in-law, Dion Cull, Bedford; her special little four-legged friend, Chelsea; also a large number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and a great number of friends.

Raylene was an active member of the National Ovarian Cancer Association. Special thanks to the Palliative Care Unit, doctors and nurses at the Nova Scotia Cancer Centre and the VON. Resting in Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Rd., St. John's, N.L., with visitation today from 7-9 p.m. and on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place on Monday, November 27, at 2 p.m. in St. James' United Church, Elizabeth Avenue, St. John's, N.L. Interment to follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made in Raylene's memory to the National Ovarian Cancer Association, 101-145 Front St. East, Toronto, ON M5A 1E3. To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guest book, please visit: www.carnells.com
"She had a nature you could not help loving and a heart purer than gold. And to those who knew and loved her, her memory will never grow old."


DENNIS, Adin John
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 27, 2006
DENNIS, Adin John
- 61, Martins Point, Lunenburg Co., died November 23, 2006, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Stephenville, N.L., he was a son of Mary Claire (Hall), Three Rock Cove, N.L., and the late Edward Pius Dennis.

Adin was a strong, quiet man, loved by all who knew him. He was kind, gentle and giving, He enjoyed bingo, cards, country music, cooking, game shows and western movies. He worked as a cook aboard the scallop dragger "Margaret Jane" and many other vessels for Deep Sea Trawlers, Lunenburg.

Adin is survived by his wife, Ruby (Myra); daughters, Andrea Dennis (Eddy), Western Shore; Bonnie Rafuse (Pat), Martins River; Shelly Rafuse (Craig), Gold River; Sherry Rafuse (Todd), Windsor Road; Cindy Rafuse, Chester Basin; son, Tommy, Halifax; three very special grandchildren, Logan Adin, Poppy's pride and joy; Landen, nicknamed "Pirate" by Poppy, and Haylee; other granddaughters, Tanya, Alicia, Lisa, Natasha, Alissa, Shari, and grandsons, Christopher, Derek and Adam Adin; sisters, Leila Dennis (Danny), Evelyn Campbell (Jimmy) and Philomena Dennis, all of Newfoundland; brothers, Nicholas (Mercedes), Edward (Laverne), Augustus (Lorraine), Lloyd, Raymond and Harold, all of Newfoundland; Charlie (Brenda), Sydney; Tommy (Debbie), Martins Point; Kevin (Chrissy), Middle River. He will also be missed by beloved pets, Myley "My" and Savard. Besides his father, Adin was predeceased by grandson, Andrew; sisters, Marion and Florence, and brother, Angus. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 29, in Western Shore Cemetery with Rev. Robert Brush officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to Davis Funeral Home, Chester.


DEVEREAUX, Jean Elizabeth
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 8, 2006
DEVEREAUX, Jean Elizabeth
- 66, Halifax, wife of Vincent Devereux, passed away peacefully following a lengthy illness, in Melville Lodge on Monday, November 6, 2006. Born in Little Bay East, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Susanne (Cox) Pittman. For 17 years, Jean had worked for Keddy's Hotel, retiring in 1983. She loved baseball, especially the local teams, whom she watched year after year even after her children had outgrown the league known as Greystone of the Halifax Recreational Department. For her true love of the sport and the children, Jean had received numerous trophies, and will always be remembered as the "#1 Fan".

She loved her children and grandchildren dearly. Family was her world, and she was always there for them all when needed. She is survived by her husband, Vincent; her daughter, Catherine "Lynn" Hiltz, Upper Tantallon; sons, Glenn Mercer, Coley's Point, N.L.; Vincent Devereaux Jr., Halifax, and Terry Devereaux, Sackville; her siblings, Cyril, Alvin, Laura and Beatrice, as well as her cherished grandchildren, Natasha, Teryn, and John; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, and siblings, George, Oliver, Hazel and Catherine. Arrangements have been entrusted to J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield (477-5601), where cremation has taken place. A service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in memory of Jean to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences may be made at: wfh2005@ns.sympatico.ca


FALT, Dorothy Ellen
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 23, 2006
FALT, Dorothy Ellen
- 83, Dayton, Yarmouth Co., died November 21, 2006, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Bellsland, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Annie Hann. She was a member of Sandford Wesleyan Church and was a caretaker at the G.M. Hope Estates for many years. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur; half-brothers, Harold and Victor. Visitation will be Friday from 7-9 p.m. with funeral service Saturday at 11 a.m., both in Sweeny's Funeral Chapel in Yarmouth with Rev. Bill Moore officiating. Burial will take place Monday at 1 p.m. in Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery, Parade Street, Yarmouth. It has been requested that there be family flowers only. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be sent to: sweenys@ns.aliantzinc.ca or you may sign the guest book at: www.sweenysfuneralhome.net


FITZGERALD, Desmond P. "Des"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 24, 2006
FITZGERALD, Desmond P. "Des"
- 54, Halifax, passed away peacefully at his home in Halifax on Tuesday, November 21, 2006. Born in St. John's, N.L., he was a son of the late James and Cora (White) Fitzgerald. Leaving to mourn are his sisters, Geraldine Fowler and Sandra Fitzgerald; brothers, Jim, Barry and Ed; many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, on Sunday, November 26, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to charity. E-mail condolences: snowfh@alderwoods.com


GILLARD, Eve
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 9, 2006
GILLARD, Eve
- 87. We are saddened to announce the death of Eve on Saturday, November 4, 2006, in Calder Health Centre, Burgeo, N.L. She was born in Burgeo, N.L. on December 15, 1918, and through her life lived in North Sydney, Sackville, N.B., Tantallon, Shubenacadie and Windsor. She is survived by sisters, Mable and Jessie in Burgeo, N.L., and devoted friends. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Wilfred; sister, Francis; brothers, David and Lewis. For the past four years she enjoyed the loving care provided by her niece, Edna Warren, in Burgeo, N.L. Arrangements are entrusted to Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie, www.ettingerfuneralhome.com      E-mail condolences may be sent to: ettinger@alderwoods.com


KAY, Miriam May "Mim"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 17, 2006
KAY, Miriam May "Mim"
- 82, New Minas, formerly of Dartmouth, passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2006, in Evergreen Home for Special Care, Kentville. Born in Deer Lake, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Henry and Muriel (Nichols) Pennel. She was a member of the Valley Cursillo movement. She loved to knit, play board games and bridge, and spend time with her family at the cottage.

Miriam is survived by her husband, Jerome "Jerry", Canaan; daughter, Paula (David) Hasler, Canaan; granddaughter, Shannon (Mark) Eastman, Canaan; grandson, Ryan, Canaan; sisters, Dorothy White, Corner Brook, N.L.; Marina Power, Cambridge, Ont.; brothers, Harold Pennel, Corner Brook, N.L.; Gordon Pennel, Cambridge, Ont.; many nieces and nephews in Newfoundland. She was predeceased by her infant brother, Chesley. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Annapolis Valley Funeral Home, Coldbrook. No visitation by family request. Funeral service will be Monday, November 20, at 2 p.m. in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Kentville, Father Craig Christiansen officiating. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kentville. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in Miriam's memory to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or Evergreen Home for Special Care, Kentville. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Annapolis Valley Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook. On-line condolences can be made through: www.annapolisvalleyfuneralhome.com


KEEPING, Roy Simeon
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 1, 2006
KEEPING, Roy Simeon
- 47, Dartmouth, passed away suddenly October 29, 2006, in Dartmouth General Hospital, as a result of complications from multiple sclerosis. Born May 9, 1959, in Fortune Bay, N.L., he was a son of Eleanor (Pardy) Keeping, East Jeddore and the late Simeon Keeping. He is survived by his loving sons, Christopher (Amanda), Dartmouth, and Corey, Lake Charlotte; also his brother, David (Karen), Cole Harbour; sisters, Barbara (Darren) Baker, East Jeddore; Deborah (David) Baker, Oyster Pond; many nieces and nephews and his special angel, Emma. Memorial service will take place Saturday, November 4, at 11 a.m. in St. John's Anglican Church, Oyster Pond. Cremation under the care of Donald Walker Funeral Directors Ltd. (469-5601), Dartmouth. Interment will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


MOLLOY, John Hubert, M.D., C.M.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 26, 2006
MOLLOY, John Hubert, M.D., C.M.
- Halifax, age 90, died peacefully on November 23, 2006. He was born in St. John's, N.L., on April 17, 1916, a son of the late James and Theresa Molloy. Hubert attended St. Bonaventure College and Memorial University in St. John's where he received his early medical training. He attended Dalhousie University where he received his medical degree in 1943. Hubert served with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps in Holland and later in Germany as Medical Officer to the Lincoln and Welland Infantry Regiment. After his discharge, Hubert studied in Philadelphia, Pa., where he completed postgraduate training in the specialty of ENT. It was there that Hubert met and married his dear wife, Betty. Over a period of 30 years, he practiced medicine in St. John's and later Halifax until he retired in 1980. He enjoyed his retirement, playing golf, fishing and traveling.

Hubert is survived by his wife, Betty; children, David, John, Brian, Ann, and nine grandchildren. He was predeceased by brother, Gus; sisters, Mary and Kathleen. A memorial service will be held on Monday, November 27, in Canadian Martyrs Church at 11 a.m. Family flowers only. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. E-mail condolences to: snowfh@alderwoods.com


RHYMES, Eleanor Francis
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 8, 2006
RHYMES, Eleanor Francis
- 88, passed away peacefully on November 6, 2006, in Northwood Centre. Born in Garnish, N.L., she was the eldest child of the late George and Annie (Francis) Grandy. Before moving to Northwood in 2000, she lived on Agricola Street for over 50 years. Eleanor was well-known for her famous fruit cakes which she baked at Christmas time for family, friends and in her early years baked and sold to a bakery. She was for many years an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Vimy Branch 27.

Eleanor was predeceased by her loving husband, Frank Philip; brother, Harold (Garnish, N.L.), and sister, Georgina (Myles) (Halifax). She is survived by daughters, Judy (Kenneth) Farcey, East Petpeswick; Sandra (Keith) Butler, Dartmouth; and Gordon (Pamela) Warren, who was like a son, Halifax; brothers, Clyde (Edie) Grandy, Halifax; Melvin (Lena) Grandy, Garnish, N.L.; Samuel (Elaine), East Dover; sister-in-law, Susie Grandy, Garnish, N.L.; grandson, Spencer (Samantha) Farcey, Windsor; granddaughters, Somer (Jamie) Brewer, Dartmouth; Tanya Farcey, Dartmouth; Nicole (Andrew) Webb, Cole Harbour; Danielle (Jason) Naugler, Dartmouth; nine great-granddaughters. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held in St. George's Anglican Church, Brunswick Street, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 9. She will be laid to rest beside her husband, Phil, in Fort Massey Cemetery following the service. Her family's heartfelt thanks go to the staff of 7 Centre, Northwood, particularly Mary Jane and the "other one". In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. George's Anglican Church Restoration Fund.


ROBERTS, Samuel "Javis"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 9, 2006
ROBERTS, Samuel "Javis"
- Age 45 years of Triton, N.L. It is with great sadness that Javis' family announces his passing while surrounded by his family in the VG Site, QEII, in Halifax, following a short battle with cancer on Sunday, November 5, 2006. He was predeceased by his father, Dorman Roberts, in 1998. Javis left behind and will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Patricia and darling children, Christopher and Samantha; mother, Ruth Roberts Tetford (Rev. Reginald Tetford); grandfather, William Roberts; sisters, Wavey (Ivan), Roxanne (Marcel); brothers, Ivan, Jason (Bridget), Jefferson (Amy); stepbrothers, Wade, Corey, and Glen; Patricia's parents, Maria and Jan Paruch, and sister, Barbara; many aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, as well as many friends, employees and business associates. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the VG Site, QEII, in Halifax, for all of their kindness and assistance throughout Javis' illness. His body is resting in The Salvation Army Church in Triton, where funeral will be held November 10 at 2 p.m., followed by interment in Triton Cemetery. A memorial service will follow in Halifax at a later date.


ROSE, Betty
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 19, 2006
ROSE, Betty
- Passed away November 12, 2006 in Sunny Brook Health and Science Centre, Toronto, Ont. Born in Harbour-le-Cou, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Adelaide Rose. She is survived by sister, Abigail; brother-in-law, Donald; nephew, Thomas Parsons (Joanne); nieces, Danielle and Caitlyn Parsons, Halifax. She was predeceased by brothers, Jack and Thomas, and foster sister, Harriette. Visitation will be today from 2-4 in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Windsor Street, Halifax. Funeral Monday, 11:30 a.m. in St. Mark's Church, Russell Street, Halifax. Burial at Oakridge Memory Gardens, Sackville.


RYAN, Leonard
The Chronicle Herlad, Halifax, November 3, 2006
RYAN, Leonard - 1947-2006. Leonard Ryan
of Placentia, N.L., passed peacefully away on October 31, 2006, in the presence of his loving family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his father, Francis Ryan in 1971. He leaves to mourn his loving wife, Gail (Campbell); son, Jonathan, and stepchildren, Rhonda, Glen (Lisa) and Brian (Sandy). He will also be sadly missed by his mother, Elizabeth Ryan; sisters, Judy (husband John Bednardz), Linda (husband John Ranville), Jeanette (husband Mike Brennan), Bernadette (husband Ray Bartlett), Hildegarde (partner Ken Brennan), Sheila (husband Peter Jackson); grandchildren, Spencer, Logan, Jade and Jason; a large number of nieces and nephews and many close relatives and friends. Len will always be remembered for his sharp wit and sense of humour. He loved to laugh and family was extremely important to him. Rest in peace. Visitation was held in Maher's Funeral Home, Placentia, N.L., on Wednesday, November 1, from 7-9 p.m., and Thursday, November 2, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will take place today in Sacred Heart Church, Placentia at 10:30 a.m., followed by cremation. Burial of cremated remains will take place on Saturday, November 4, in Dermot McGettigan Memorial Cemetery, South East, Placentia, at a time to be announced. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in Len's memory may be made to Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre or the charity of one's choice.


STROWBRIDGE, Hilda Martha
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 3, 2006
STROWBRIDGE, Hilda Martha
- 84, Lunenburg, passed away Thursday, November 2, 2006, in Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care, Lunenburg. Born in St. Jacques, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Cora (Thatcher) Skinner. Over the years, Hilda worked for G.W. Silver Ltd. and Bluenose Motors, and for many years with medical records at the Lunenburg Medical Clinic. She was a faithful member of St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg, and a member for many years of the Ladies Aid of the church. To Hilda, spending time with family and being at home were most important in her life and she had a great fondness for gardening and bowling.

She will be truly missed by many. She is survived by her son, Ralph (Amy) Strowbridge, Lunenburg; grandchildren, Hilda (Stephen), Angie (Darryl), and Denise (Chris); great-grandchildren, Marla, Abbey, Alex, and Grant; sister, Gladys McDougall, North Sydney; brothers, Robert (Edith), Pasadena, N.L.; Launce (Frances), Gander, N.L.; Stephen (Ethel), British Columbia; several nieces and nephews. Hilda was predeceased by her husband, Levi Thomas Strowbridge; sister, Sarah, and brother, James in infancy. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Highway 3, Lunenburg. A service to celebrate Hilda's life will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Michael Mitchell officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. Flowers from the immediate family only. Memorial donations may be made to St. John's Anglican Church or Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care, Lunenburg. www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca

 

 

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