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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) - 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
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
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: email@example.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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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
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.
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: email@example.com
LANNON, Stan Gerard, MD,
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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: email@example.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
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
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
"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.