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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
January 2007

 

BARNES, Cecil
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 6, 2007
BARNES, Cecil
- 85, Halifax, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2007, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Belleoram, N.L., he was a son of the late Thomas and Jemima (Williams) Barnes. He worked at the Halifax Dockyards on the Tugboats for over 30 years. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Spryfield Branch. He was a veteran of the Merchant Marine. He loved fishing, dancing, and was a people person who was loved by all. He was happiest being on the water.

Surviving are his daughters, Ada (John), Bedford; Cecilia (Dave), British Columbia; Carol-ann (Aldrick), St. Thomas, Ont.; foster daughters, Annetta (Kevin), Halifax; Darlene (Kenneth), Hammonds Plains; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sisters, Hazel, Winnie, and brother, Albert. He was predeceased by his wife, Jane; sister, Ada, and brother, Carl. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, January 7, with memorial service at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 8, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Interment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Donations in memory may be made to Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch. On-line condolences may be made by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


BENTEAU, Michael Raymond
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 30, 2007
BENTEAU, Michael Raymond
- 71, Dartmouth, died January 29, 2007, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Lawrence Cove, N.L., he was a son of the late Chesley and Estella (Issac) Benteau. He spent most of his working career in British Columbia before returning to Nova Scotia to retire. He is survived by brother, Garfield Benteau, Dartmouth; sisters, Janie Croke, Springfield; Stella MacLean, Dartmouth; brother, Chesley (Theresa) Benteau, Halifax; sister, Maude (Jack) Soppit, Calgary; sister-in-law, Frances Benteau, Dartmouth, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Mildred; brothers, Pius, Herbert, and Bertram; sister, Mary Celeste. Graveside service and burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Deacon Jack MacNeil officiating. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St.
Received from Randy (rjh@warp.nfld.net) - I have to correct information given in this obit. Michael was born in "Lord's Cove" not Lawrence Cove and his mother's maiden name was "Isaacs" not Isaac. His dad was Joseph Chesley Benteau and his mother Estella Mary Isaacs.


BILLINGTON, Mildred "Millie"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 4, 2007
BILLINGTON, Mildred "Millie"
- 91, Halifax, passed on in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII, on December 30, 2006. Born in Lynn, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Mary Dalton (Newfoundland) and Harry Moorfoot (England). As a teenager, Millie moved with her family to Mulgrave. She eventually fell in love and married Ernest "Ernie" Moreash, Halifax. Shortly after welcoming a bouncing baby boy to this young family, they moved to Halifax. They eventually settled in Spryield where they both became very active members of the community. Millie spoke recently about the time her family helped clear the land on which to build Emmanuel Church in Spryfield. Millie and Ernie bred and showed boxer dogs for several years. Throughout her adult life, she was involved in the active work of local animal rescue groups. Her interest in and concern for animals continued to the end.

She was very involved in the work of the Eastern Star until she lost her dear husband, Ernie, to cancer in 1962. This was a blow which led her to taking a new direction in life. She became a ward clerk on 8A at the original VG Hospital. Here she enjoyed her work and the staff, making lifelong friendships. In 1974 she married Charles "Charlie" Billington. They shared a love of dancing, traveling and animals.

Millie enjoyed her role as grandmother - threefold, often going to Switzerland to visit them. Her grandchildren thought she was a "cool" grandmother because of her sense of fun and lively personality! Years later, she welcomed a great-grandaughter. Throughout the years, she and Charlie looked forward to many visits by Kelsea and Lauren Black from the neighbourhood. The girls also enjoyed walking the dogs!

Sadly, she lost her husband, Charlie, suddenly, in 200l. This reduced her joy in life but she was determined to stay on in her home, with her pets, which she did. Millie had strong opinions, which were steadfast, and could be uncomfortably frank. However, to be on her "good side" could prompt a showering of homemade goodies and help whenever needed.

She will be missed by many. She is survived by her son, Ken (Rosalie) Moreash; her grandchildren, Nicole (Yves) Moreash Lalonde, Halifax; Bill (Annette) Moreash, Moncton; and Krista Moreash, Halifax; her great-grandaughter, Jasmine Moreash, Halifax. She was predeceased by sister, Ethel, in Halifax; two half-sisters and five half-brothers in the States, all of whom she was close to during their lives. Cremation has taken place under the care of J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, where visitation will be on Friday, January 5, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in Snow's Chapel at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, Rev. Jane Clattenberg, from Millie's Church, St. Peters Anglican Church, Rockingham, will lead us in celebrating Millie's life. No flowers please. Private family burial will follow in Camp Hill Cemetery. Donations may be made to Bide Awhile Animal Shelter, 12 Eaton Ave., Dartmouth, NS B2Y 2X5.

Special thanks to many who gave Millie friendship and support over the years, especially after the loss of her husband. Special thanks to Jill, Mike, Kelsea and Lauren Black, Anna and Gerry LeBlanc and family, Mimi and Todd Murray and family, all neighbours who looked out for Millie; to Steve Neil, her man "Friday" for keeping her garden up and removing her snow, PLUS!, the staff at Pharmasave, Rockingham, her much admired and appreciated pharmacist, now at Shoppers, Young Street, John Burgess, the T.D. Staff on Lacewood, Leslie and Trina of Sher f Hair Design, Bayers Lake, who went "beyond the call of duty" for many recent years; and to the staff at Clayton Vet Clinic, especially Dr. Abrahms. Very special thanks to the staff on 8.4 at QEII Health Science Centre, for dedicated and highly professional care. E-mail condolences to: snowfh.alderwoods.com


BYRNE, Edward Joseph, Sgt. RCMP Ret'd.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 9, 2007
BYRNE, Edward Joseph, Sgt. RCMP Ret'd
. - Digby, passed away January 8, 2007, in Digby General Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer. Ed was born in Riverhead Harbour Grace, N.L., the ninth son of the late Edward and Lucy (Simmonds) Byrne, on December 30, 1935. Ed became a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in September 1954, and retired in August 1980, after serving in the detachments of Yarmouth, Halifax, Kentville, Truro, New Glasgow, Sydney, retiring as Crime Prevention Co-ordinator for the Province of Nova Scotia. Ed was active in the communities in which he served, receiving awards of recognition.

Ed is survived by his wife, Joan; sons, Michael (Violet) Dawson, Newfoundland; Patrick (Marion) Dawson, Borden, Ont.; daughters, Elizabeth (Robert) Watt, Ottawa, Ont.; Theresa (John) MacKinnon, Digby; 12 grandchildren; brother, Ron (Margaret), St. John's, N.L.; sisters, Mary Snyder, Oscoda, Mich.; Rose Marie Daley, St. John's, N.L. He was predeceased by brothers, Michael, Patrick, Charles, Kevin; sisters, Mona, Madeline; great-grandson, Mason. Ed will rest in Jaynes Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, with prayers at 8 p.m. Funeral mass will be held 1 p.m. Friday in St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Digby, Father Keith Billard officiating. Interment will take place in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Digby. Donations may be made to The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada or St. Patrick's Building Fund. On-line condolences by be sent to: 1013@alderwoods.com
Cancer Is So Limited It cannot cripple love. It cannot shatter hope. It cannot corrode faith. It cannot kill friendship. It cannot suppress memories. It cannot silence courage. It cannot invade the soul. It cannot steal eternal life. It cannot conquer the spirit. It could never make us forget those we love. Jerry Cole


CARTER, Kenneth Harry George
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 20, 2007
CARTER, Kenneth Harry George
- 77, Brickton, passed away January 18, 2007, in Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in St. John's, N.L., he was a son of the late Kenneth and Blanche (Baker) Carter.

Kenneth retired in 1991 and moved from St. John's, N.L., to the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. Every summer, they would return home to visit relatives and friends and go fishing. He was a former Sea Captain with the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary. Kenneth had a love of the sea, love of country and a terrific sense of humour.

He was a hard worker who had a huge heart and loved his family above all else, especially the love of his life, Joan. He will be sadly missed by his cats, Maggie, Jessie, Daisy and Ben. He is survived by his wife, the former Joan Pearce, Brickton; daughter, Elizabeth (Larry) Milberry, Brickton; son, Kenneth Carter (Rachelle Noel), St. John's, N.L.; sisters, Josephine Arsenault, St. John's, N.L.; Laura Conners, Fort Erie, Ont.; Barbara (Robert) Snow, Toronto, Ont.; Grace Boyd, St. John's, N.L.; brothers, Frederick Carter, St. John's, N.L.; Alexander "Sandy" (Betty) Carter, Oakville, Ont.; Herbert (Brenda) Carter, St. John's, N.L.; Gordon (Olive) Carter, St. John's, N.L.; Benjamin (Sandra) Carter, Mississippi, U.S.A.; grandsons, Kenneth Milberry, Christopher Carter, and Joshua Carter. He was predeceased by brother, Charles, and sister, Patricia in infancy. Cremation has taken place. By Kenneth's request, there will be no visitation or service. Donations in memory may be made to Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS) or the charity of choice. On-line condolences may be sent to: middletonfh@ns.sympatico.ca or phone (902) 825-3448.


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.


DAWSON, Gerald Aloysuis "Jerry"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 18, 2007
DAWSON, Gerald Aloysuis "Jerry"
- 75, Dartmouth. It is with sadness that the family of Gerald Aloysuis Dawson announce his passing on January 17, 2007, after a short, courageous battle with lung cancer and a very short stay in Dartmouth General Hospital. He was the son of the late Geoffrey and Johanna Dawson (Bay Roberts, N.L.).

Jerry served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1949 at the age of 17 until 1973, retiring as Petty Officer 1st Class. He served aboard various HMCS ships including HMCS Nootka during the Korean War as a Naval Communicator and at various Canadian Naval Land Units. After retirement from the navy, he enjoyed working as a cab driver for many years, driving the airport run in "CAR 403" with Blue Bell Taxi, Yellow Cab and Station "A", finally retiring in 1999.

He is survived by daughter, Joan (Kevin), Mount Uniacke; sons, Gerald C. "Jerry" (Theresa), Dartmouth; Geoffrey (Helen), Kingston, Ont.; Richard (Wanita), Edmonton; Michael (Teresa), Lindsay, Ont. "Popie" will be sadly missed by his 16 grandchildren and nine and a half great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by the love of his life, Dorothy "Dolly", and son, James in infancy. Visitation 6-9 p.m. today, funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. On-line condolences may be sent by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com
Goodbye my family, my life is past. I loved you all to the very last. Weep not for me, but courage take, Love each other, for my sake. For those you love don't go away. They walk beside you every day.


EDWARDS, Captain Richard W.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 24, 2007
EDWARDS, Captain Richard W.
- 77, Head of Jeddore, passed away on January 21, 2007. Born in Lawn, N.L., he was a son of the late Archibald and Mildred (Connors) Edwards. In the mid 1940s, at the age of 17, he moved to Nova Scotia where he joined the fishing fleet operating out of Halifax. After sailing for a number of years, for various marine transportation companies, he enrolled in navigation school and pursued his marine certification where he completed his Master Mariner's Certificate. He subsequently worked as an officer with Imperial Oil Limited, the Canadian Coast Guard, and finally, as a harbour pilot, working for the Atlantic Pilotage Authority, in the Ports of Halifax and Saint John, N.B.

As his life and experience would suggest, he loved and respected the water, and enjoyed boating through out his life. Also, he delighted in the company of his wonderful wife, and the long yarns and fellowship with members of his immediate family and his many friends. But, mostly, he was a man of faith. He believed in Jesus Christ as his personal saviour, and rested in the confidence of dwelling with him eternally.

Richard is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Gladys (Dober), and his sons, Richard M. (Lynn), Daniel, Archibald, Paul, and daughter, Susan (Wes) Ferris. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jordan, Jillian, Mitchell and Matthew, and brothers, Eric (Lenora), Archibald (Angela), Patrick (Carmel), Arnold (Freda), and sisters, Eileen (Garland), Alma, Margaret (Hans), Olivia (Dennis), Mary (Ron), Norma (Walter) and Millie (Joe). He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and a host of extraordinary and close friends. A memorial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 26, in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth. Immediately following the memorial, his family will welcome visitors to a reception. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations to Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation would be appreciated. On-line condolences can be sent to: almattatallfh@alderwoods.com


LANNON, Stan Gerard, MD, FRCS
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 22, 2007
LANNON, Stan Gerard, MD, FRCS - Died January 19, 2007
, at the age of 74 of cancer. Born in Placentia, N.L., a son of George and Bridget Lannon, he received his early education in Placentia and at Memorial University. He graduated from Dalhousie Medical School in 1954 and subsequently did post graduate work in Halifax, Toronto and Montreal. He came to Dalhousie University in 1967 from McGill University as an organ transplant co-ordinator. He was involved with establishing an organ transplant program in the Atlantic Provinces and helped perform the first kidney transplant in Nova Scotia on April 14, 1969. He practiced as an urologist at the Victoria General Hospital retiring in 1998. He was a member of the Canadian and American Urological and Transplant Societies. As an avid golfer, he was a member of Ashburn Golf Club in Halifax and Palm Aire Golf Club in Sarasota, Fla.

He is survived by his wife, Dolores (Watters); his son, John and his wife Darlene and two stepgrandsons in Colorado; also sister, Regina in Halifax, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by sister, Carmel Callahan and brothers, Ronald, Thomas, and George Jr. in infancy. Arrangements have been made for burial in Placentia, N.L., with Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, January 27, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Canadian Cancer Society. A special thank you to the doctors and nurses who cared for him during his illness and especially his friend and former associate Dr. David Bell. E-mail condolences to: snowfh@alderwoods.com


McCARTHY, Clarence Francis
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 18, 2007
McCARTHY, Clarence Francis
- 74, Tidal View Manor, Yarmouth, formerly of Mayflower, died January 16, 2007, in the manor. Born in Terrenceville, N.L., he was a son of the late Daniel McCarthy and Rita (Myles). Surviving are his common-law wife of 40 years, Eva, Mayflower; daughters, Ada (Cyril Myles), Brooks, Alta.; Joyce (Rick Rawlings), Little Brook; Rita (Sean Totten), Saint John, N.B.; Brenda, Yarmouth; son, Francis (Sharlene), Mayflower; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brothers, Austin, Short Beach; John, Eastern Passage; sisters, Jean Walker, Halifax; Madeline (Pat Hickey), Hammonds Plains; 43 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, William, Mike, Dan; sisters, Sheila, Bridget and Margaret, and grandson, Corey. Visitation in Meteghan Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. Donations can be made to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice. Family flowers only. Funeral service Friday, January 19, at 11 a.m. in St. Vincent de Paul Church, Salmon River, Rev. Albeni d'Entremont officiating.


MEADUS, Olive Grace
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 11, 2007
MEADUS, Olive Grace
- Halifax, passed away January 10, 2007, at home. Born in Greenspond, Bonavista Bay, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Mary Anne (Dyke) Burry. She is survived by daughter, Ruth (Hiram) Tiller, Halifax; grandson, Gregory Tiller, Halifax; sister, Greta Pelly, Toronto; sister-in-law, Mary Burry, Dartmouth; as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews and many close friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Willis Meadus; brothers, Chesley and Sidney Burry; sister, Maggie Quinton. At her request, there will be no visitation or service. Burial will take place at a later date in Southbrook Cemetery, Port Hawkesbury. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southbrook Cemetery Fund, 14 Kenndy St., Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A


MORSE, Minnie
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 3, 2007
MORSE, Minnie
- 87, Halifax, passed away peacefully Saturday, December 30, 2006, at home. Born July 17, 1919, in McCallum, N.L., she was a daughter of the late George and Charlotte Elizabeth (Poole) Blake. She retired in 1983 after a career in retail sales at Simpsons and the Bay. She is survived by sister, Lena Setter, Huntsville, Ont.; daughter, Sandra Tummers; grandchildren, Patrick and Kevin, who will sadly miss their grandma Minnie. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank; brothers, Freeman, Clarence, Peter, Maxwell, George and sister, Elsie. Minnie will be deeply missed by her son-in-law, Ed; her best friend, Barry Dragan, Nictaux; and her countless relatives, friends and neighbours. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday, January 6, in First Baptist Church, Halifax, Rev. John Boyd officiating. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. E-mail condolences to: snowfh@alderwoods.com


MOULTON, Sadie Lillian
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 15, 2007
MOULTON, Sadie Lillian
- 84, Lower Sackville, passed away suddenly Friday, January 12, 2007, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born October 11, 1922 in Burin, N.L., she was a daughter of the late George Gosling. Sadie lived in St. Catharines, Ont., for 42 years before moving to Lower Sackville in 1989. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church for many years, where she was involved with the Bible study and different committees. She enjoyed cooking and knitting and made many treasures that her family will cherish forever.

Sadie is survived by her best friend and loving husband of 61 years, George Scott; daughter, Cheryl (Kenny) Bennett, Lower Sackville; sons, Guy (Karen), St. Catharines, Ont.; Donald (Debbie) Mitchell, Elmsdale; grandchildren, Robert, Jason, Ashley, Bradley, Richard, Matthew; special sister-in-law and friend, Jessie Mitchell, Fall River; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sister, Lena Smith, and brother, Stanley Gosling. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in Faith Baptist Church, 299 Stokil Dr., Lower Sackville, Rev. Kelly Holt officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Family flowers only. If so desired, a donation to the Faith Baptist Church, P.O. Box 788, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 3V3 or Canadian Diabetes Association, 101-137 Chain Lake Dr., Halifax, NS B3S 1B3, would be appreciated. On-line condolences are available through: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


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.


PURCHASE, Andrew L.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 24, 2007
PURCHASE, Andrew L. - Corner Brook, N.L.
February 14, 1922 - January 22, 2007

Passed peacefully away in Western Memorial Regional Hospital, Andrew Purchasein his 85th year. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Salome; sisters, Lulu Thorne, Ivy Goulding Crewe, Gladys Bartlett; brothers, Allister and Nelson. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife of 57 years, Violet (Taylor); sons, Tony (Sheila), Halifax; Randy (Mary), St. John's, and Larry, Toronto; grandchildren, Jannah, Anthony (and their mother Nancy), Dylan, and Lauren; sisters-in-law, Minnie Sharpe, Eileen Kingsley, Doris Breedlove, Jean Parsons, Valda Randall, and Irene Taylor; brothers-in-law, Hayward Taylor, Ron Taylor and Frank (Violet Francis) Taylor; as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Friends visited Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark's Ave., on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. in Humber United Church, Clarence Street, with Rev. Kathy Brett officiating. Interment to follow in Mount Patricia Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers are being accepted. Donations may be made to the Humber United Church Memorial Fund or Cowan Heights United Church Memorial Fund, St. John's. The memorial donation may be made through Fillatre's website: www.fillatre.ca
"Ever Remembered, Ever Loved"


REES, Michael Anthony
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 7, 2007
REES, Michael Anthony
- 36, Lower Sackville, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 5, 2007, in the VG Site, QEII, after a two year courageous battle with Leukemia. Born in Newfoundland, he was a son of Garfield and Wendy (Nickerson) Rees. Michael enjoyed a successful career working at Sobeys as a Grocery Manager since 1992, before pursuing a career with Wal-Mart. Besides his parents, Michael is survived by his sister, Dinette, and her husband Stevo MacDonald, Lower Sackville; fiancée, Trish Fougere and son Ben. He was predeceased by his maternal and paternal grandparents. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, and a memorial service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, Rev. James Haughn officiating. Family flowers only. Donations in Michael's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Palliative Care Unit of the VG Site, QEII. On-line condolences may be made through: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


SMITH, Michael Beecher
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 12, 2007
SMITH, Michael Beecher
- Born April 29, 1981, passed away peacefully at home in St. John's, N.L., on January 9, 2007. Beloved son of Ken and Joyce (Murphy) Smith; loving father of Kristian Tomas Simmons Smith, and close companion of Kristian's mother, Karla Simmons. He was predeceased by grandmother, Mary Murphy; grandfather, Jim Smith, and aunt, Loretta Smith. Leaving to mourn with cherished memories, sisters, Laura, Johanna and Maggie, all of St. John's; grandparents, Bride Smith, Freshwater, N.L., and Jack Murphy, Truro; aunts and uncles, Jenny (Bob) MacDonald, New Glasgow; Dean (Kathie) Murphy, Nancy (Bruce) Moore, David (Anne) Murphy, Robert (Michelle) Murphy, all of Truro; Gerard (Maggie) Smith, Mount Uniacke; several other aunts and uncles in Newfoundland; cousins, Daniel, Tim, Sam, all of New Glasgow; Jonathan, Katherine, Robbie, Mary, Stefan, Katey, Andrew, all of Truro; several others in Newfoundland. Michael was a beautiful father, son and brother, and will be missed dearly by his family and many friends. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road. Visitation will take place today 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Newfoundland Mental Health Association or a charity of one's choice.

 

 

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