ABBOTT (Fitzgerald), Mary
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 12, 2007
ABBOTT (Fitzgerald), Mary
Ellen "Helen" - 1916-2007, passed away peacefully
in her 92nd year in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, Halifax,
on July 10, 2007. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert Joseph Abbott
of Port-au-Port, N.L. (1985). Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of Michael
Daniel and Jerome Agnes (Woodill) Fitzgerald; cherished sister of Jean
Frances Spencer (George) of Chester; treasured sister-in-law of Maureen
Moore, Knoxville, Tenn., and Marjorie O'Neil, Stephenville, N.L.
was a graduate of the Sacred Heart School, Halifax and the Royal Victoria
School of Nursing, Montreal. She enlisted in the Canadian Army and saw
Second World War service overseas as a Nursing Sister. With her military
husband, there were numerous postings in Canada and overseas, which fostered
many lifelong colleagues and friends. On retirement, they returned to
Port-au-Port, N.L., to help run the family business. Helen returned to
Halifax in 1990. Helen expressed herself with her artistic talents which
included painting, knitting and needlepoint.
Helen was a "lady" in the truest sense. Her quiet
strength and support through adversity was an inspiration to friends
and family, including her many loving nieces and grandnieces, nephews
and grandnephews. Helen's family thanks the professional staff who worked
on Floor V4E over the years, for their dedication and compassion, and
the staff of Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, Halifax, who
very much made the Veterans' Memorial Building Helen's home. Cremation
has taken place and arrangements are entrusted to J.A. Snow Funeral Home,
2666 Windsor St., Halifax (902) 455-0531. A memorial service to celebrate
Helen's life will be held 2 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2007, in the Camp Hill
Veterans' Memorial Building Chapel, Halifax, followed by a reception.
Father Michael Walsh to officiate. Interment to take place at a later
date in Port-au-Port N.L. In memory of Helen, donations may be made either
to The Salvation Army, 2044 Gottingen St., Halifax, NS B3K 3A9 (902)
422-2363, or to the QEII Foundation, 1278 Tower Rd., Centennial Building,
Room 1-040 Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9 (902) 473-7932 or toll free 1-888-428-0220.
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The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 17, 2007
AUCOIN, Douglas - 66, Halifax,
passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2007, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax.
Born in Lourdes, N.L., he was a son of the late William and Carsini (Green)
Aucoin. Throughout his life, Doug had been employed in the picture framing
industry. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Glenda (Comeau);
son, Douglas, California; daughters, Rosa Gaudet (Stephen), Stephenville,
N.L.; Susan Clark, Ontario; his siblings, Cecilia Johnson (Walter), Turkey
Creek, La.; Clifton (Bridget) Aucoin, Kippens, N.L.; Garfield (Harriet)
Aucoin, Stephenville, N.L.; Brenda (Mary) Aucoin, Grand Falls-Windsor,
N.L.; Hilda Gaultois (Tony), Stephenville, N.L.; as well as his grandchildren,
cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents. Cremation
has taken place under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005)
Ltd. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 27, from 7-9 p.m. in Meteghan
Funeral Home (902-645-2142). A memorial service will be held on Saturday,
July 28, at 10 a.m. in St. Alphonse Roman Catholic Church, Meteghan,
followed by burial in the parish cemetery.
BENTEAU, Garfield Thomas
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 5, 2007
BENTEAU, Garfield Thomas - 84, Dartmouth,
passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday,
July 3, 2007. Born in Lords Cove, N.L., he was a son of the late Chesley and Estella
(Issac) Benteau. He was employed with D.N.D. at Defence Research Establishment
Atlantic until retirement. He was also a member of the Newfoundland Forestry
He is survived by daughters, Diane (Daniel) Brown, Enfield; Gail Benteau,
Dartmouth, and son, Perry (Diana) Benteau, Garden Grove, Calif.; grandchildren,
Aaron, Cody and Megan; stepgrandchildren, Allan and Allen; step great-grandson,
Adam; sisters, Janie Croke, Springfield; Stella MacLean, Dartmouth; Maude
(Jack) Soppit, Calgary, Alta.; brother, Chesley (Theresa) Benteau, Halifax;
sister-in-law, Frances Benteau, Dartmouth, as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Lucienne Gionet; sister, Mary Celeste;
brothers, Pius, Herbert, Bertram and Michael. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m.
Friday in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St. Funeral mass will be celebrated
10 a.m. Saturday in Saint Peters Roman Catholic Church, Maple Street, Dartmouth,
Father Jim Richards celebrant. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Family
flowers only by request, in lieu, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer
BUTLER, John Albert
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 3, 2007
BUTLER, John Albert - 64, Glades Lodge Nursing Home, passed away July
30, 2007, at Glades. Born in Flat Islands (Port Elizabeth),
N.L., he was a
son of Phoebe (Peach) Butler, Prince Albert, Sask., and Alec Butler. He
moved to Halifax at the age of 10. He had lived at Twin Maples, Dartmouth,
for a number of years, before moving to Glades. John enjoyed coffee with
friends and visits and phone calls from his mother in Saskatchewan. He
is survived by brother, Hughie Butler, Halifax; sister, Stella (Walter)
Ambrosichuk and family, Prince Albert, Sask. He was predeceased by his
sister, Edith L. Butler. A graveside service will be held Saturday, August
4, at 10 a.m. in Oakridge Memory Gardens. All are welcome to attend. Donations
in John's name may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
DOBSON, Douglas LeRoy "Doug"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 9, 2007
DOBSON, Douglas LeRoy "Doug" - 77, New Glasgow, passed away peacefully Saturday,
July 7, 2007, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in St.
he was a son of the late Eldon LeRoy and Mary Rose (O'Leary) Dobson. Prior to
retirement in 1980, he had been employed as a Commercial Traveler and as a life
insurance representative for Royal Insurance. He was an avid Red Sox and Toronto
Maple Leafs fan. He greatly enjoyed following the local Weeks AAA Midgets hockey
team for many years.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.
He will be sadly missed by his wife of 59 years, Margaret Edith "Peggy" (Keillor)
Dobson; children, Brenda Simone, New Germany; Kirk Dobson, Riverton; Lynne
(Phillip) Browning, Telford; Pat Hunter (Parker DeCoste), New Glasgow; Scott
(Rose) Dobson, Truro; grandchildren, Kris Milsom, Melissa and Matthew Hunter;
brother, Lt. Col. Jack Dobson (ret'd), Victoria, B.C.; brothers-in-law, Ramsey,
Fred and Jim Keillor; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his
brother, Bruce Dobson; sisters-in-law, Maude Dobson and Ruth Keillor. Cremation
has taken place. There will be no visitation by request of the deceased. A
private graveside service will be held in Abercrombie Cemetery. Family flowers
only. Donations may be made in Doug's memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation
of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home,
FOWLER, Charles Maxwell
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 25, 2007
FOWLER, Charles Maxwell -
79, Lydgate, Shelburne Co., passed away peacefully in Roseway Hospital,
Sandy Point, Shelburne Co., on Tuesday, July 24, 2007. Born September
16, 1927, in Grand Bank, N.L., he was the eldest son of the late William
and Alfreda (Driscoll) Fowler. Max was a people person who especially
enjoyed spending time with his many family members and friends. Max worked
with H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home through four generations of service.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Margaret Chant, Lydgate, and
his children, Alfreda (Norman) Savoury, Belleoram, Fortune Bay, N.L.;
Ethel (Bill) Ringer, Truro; Stella (Charles) Whynot, Brooklyn, Queens
Co.; Eugene (Donna), Wallaceburg, Ont.; Shirley (Frank) Nicoll, Shelburne;
Lorna (Richard) Swansburg, Little Harbour, Shelburne Co.; Peggy (Bobby)
MacIntosh, Lunenburg; Dan, Toronto, Ont.; Robert, Lydgate; 19 grandchildren
and 15 great-grandchildren with another great grandchild to be born
any day, as well as his brother, Norman, Grand Bank, N.L. Besides his
parents, Max was predeceased by his infant son, James, and his sisters,
Mary, Bessie and Jessie. Arrangements are under the direction of H.M.
Huskilson's Funeral Home, Lockeport, where visitation will be today 7-9
p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Friday,
July 27, at 2 p.m. in Harbour Light Pentecostal Church, East Green Harbour
with Pastor Terry Penney officiating with burial to follow in Osborne
Harbour Cemetery, Osbourne Harbour, Shelburne Co. Family flowers only.
Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
HURST, Marjorie L.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 9, 2007
HURST, Marjorie L. - 82, Cole Harbour.
It is with great sorrow and sadness that we announce the passing of our Mom,
Nanny, Great-Nanny and Nanner, who died peacefully with her loving family at
her side in Dartmouth General Hospital on July 7, 2007. Born in Exploits,
she was a daughter of the late Mack and Meta Milley. She will be remembered
for her kind, loving ways.
Marjorie is survived by daughters, Patsy, Donna,
Christine, all of Dartmouth; Colleen, Courtenay, B.C.; sons, Richard, Eastern
Passage; Stephen (Lori), Dartmouth; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren;
several nieces and nephews; also survived by sister, Lucy (Bram) Clarke,
Lewisporte, N.L.; brother, Donald (Margaret) Milley, Gander, N.L. She was predeceased
by her husband, Ralph; great-grandson, Simon; infant sister, Dorothy. A private
family funeral will be held. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity
of choice. Special thanks to nurses and staff of 4 West, Dartmouth General
KEARLEY, Abraham John
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 20, 2007
KEARLEY, Abraham John - The
death of Abraham John Kearley of Plymouth, occurred in QEII Health Sciences
Centre, Halifax, on July 16, 2007. He was born in Belleoram,
son of the late George P. and Eva (Dicks) Kearley. He graduated from
Gander Academy, Acadia and St. F.X. universities. He worked in geology
for a short period of time before beginning a 30 year teaching career.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, time spent with his dogs and traveling.
He showed and hunted his dogs for over 40 years. After retirement he
judged and traveled to many countries of the world. He was a life member
of the Canadian Kennel Club, member of the Pictou County Kennel Club
and a Canadian Kennel Club All Breed Judge.
He is survived by his wife,
Margaret Anne (Richardson); son, George (Noel), Marathon, Ont.; daughter,
Lynn (Brent) Munro, Belleisle, N.B.; grandsons, John and Brently; aunt,
Dorothy (Kearley) Petite, St. John's, N.L., and several cousins. Cremation
has taken place. Following his wishes there will be no visitation or
funeral service. A private memorial service will be held at a later
date in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of John may
be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction
of H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. On-line condolences may be sent
LONAR, Annie Elizabeth
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 6, 2007
LONAR, Annie Elizabeth - 93, Coldbrook,
Kings Co., passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2007, in Valley Regional Hospital,
Kentville. Born in Rose Blanche, N.L., she was a daughter of the late William
and Julia (Munden) Parsons.
Annie, along with her husband, Gordon, owned and
operated Lonar's Grocery business in Halifax for 18 years. After the death
of her husband, she moved to the Annapolis Valley in 1968. She was a member
of St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church in Berwick and a long-time member
of the CWL.
Annie is survived by daughters, Sheila (Donald) Cornect, Coldbrook;
Gail (Jim) McNeil, Grand View Manor, Berwick; sons, William (Dianne), Coldbrook;
Terry, Calgary; sister, Blanche Henderson, St. John's, N.L.; stepsister,
Maria Downton, Grand Falls, N.L.; stepbrothers, Charles Warren, Burgeo, N.L.,
and Harry Warren, Medway, Ont.; daughter-in-law, Bridie Lonar, Coldbrook;
17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and five great great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, Gordon, Annie was predeceased by son, Gordon Jr.; brothers,
Jack, Levi and Thomas in infancy; sisters, Leota and Edna. Cremation has taken
place. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. today in Annapolis Valley Funeral
Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr. (Exit 14), Coldbrook. Funeral service will
be 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, Berwick,
Father Gerald Saulnier officiating. Burial will be at a later date. A reception
will follow the service in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of one's
choice. On-line condolences may be made through: www.annapolisvalleyfuneralhome.com
there is great love, there is always miracles. Forever remembered and loved
by family and friends.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 14, 2007
MILLS, Elizabeth - 90, Dartmouth,
passed away July 12, 2007, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Lamaline,
N.L., she was a daughter of the late William and Emma (Hillier) Hepditch.
She had a great love of family and enjoyed playing the organ. Surviving
are daughters, Ruby Theriault (Thomas Laing "Bud"), Halifax; Bess (Doug) Waterfield, Bedford; son, Lewis William
(Eileen) Hillier, Dartmouth; sister, Emma Kuhn, Lake Echo; 12 grandchildren,
19 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. She was predeceased
by husbands, Waldron Hillier and Ray Mills; sisters, Olive, Ellen, Jessie,
Mary, Christine and a sister in infancy; brothers, David, Lyman, Clifford,
George; grandchildren, Donna and Thomas Hamilton, and great-grandson,
Lewis James Hillier. Visiting Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in A.L. Mattatall
Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth, where funeral service will
be held 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. Nelson Metcalfe officiating. Burial to
follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations
to The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada or a charity of choice. E-mail
condolences may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 5, 2007
STROWBRIDGE, Stanley - 88, Shelburne,
formerly of Lockeport and Newfoundland, passed away on July 2, 2007, in Roseway
Manor, Sandy Point, Shelburne Co. Born in Grand Banks, N.L., he was a son of
the late Charles and Beatrice (Hillier) Strowbridge. Stanley worked at sea
and in later years worked for Public Works in Lockeport for many years. He
repaired watches as a hobby and faithfully cared for his ailing wife.
survived by daughters, Beatrice (Tom) Rose, Shelburne; Sheila (Armand) Smith,
Lockeport; Deborah (Robert) Smith, Bedford; Donna (Joseph) Silver, Springfield;
sons, Robert, Dartmouth; David (Shirley), Port Le Herbert; 21 grandchildren
and 32 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by
his wife, the former Doris MacKenzie; sons, Gordon in infancy, William "Billy";
brothers, William and Gordon; sister, Beatrice. No visitation by request.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in H.M. Huskilson's
Funeral home, Shelburne, on Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Troy Dennis officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 10, 2007
STYLES, Montford - 71, passed away
Sunday, July 8, 2007, at home. Born in Rose Blanche,
Nfld., he was a son of
the late Samuel and Agnes (Smith) Styles. Survived by his wife Ruth, daughters,
Dianne, Ruth Ann and Nancy; son, Paul; seven grandchildren; a great-granddaughter;
sister, Hannah; brother, Jim. He was predeceased by sisters, Elizabeth, Ada,
Sarah, Betty and by brothers, Sam, Jack and Tom. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
today in W. J. Dooley Funeral Home. Funeral will take place Wednesday 2 p.m.
in St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. Cremation to follow. On-line condolences
may be sent to: email@example.com
TULK, William A. "Bill"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 9, 2007
TULK, William A. "Bill" - 64, Antigonish, passed away July
8, 2007, in St. Martha's
Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in St. John's, N.L., he was a son of Gerald
Tulk and the late Lucille (Wambolt) Tulk. Bill was a former school teacher. His
life was dedicated to his wife, family and companion dog, Chico. Surviving are
his wife of 32 years, the former Anita Benoit; sister, Susan Davis (Art), Kingston;
many nieces and nephews including two special nieces, Honey Bunny and Boo Boo.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday in C.L.
Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish. Funeral service will be conducted
on Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Paul the Apostle Anglican Church, Antigonish with
Rev. Dawn Dickieson presiding. Private burial in St. James/St. Paul Cemetery.
Memorial donations to Antigonish SPCA or charity of choice. On-line condolences: www.clcurry.com
WHITE, Claris Mary
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July13, 2007
WHITE, Claris Mary - 65, Mount
Uniacke, passed away July 10, 2007, in QEII Health Sciences
Centre. Born in Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Alec and
Dorothy White. She was a caring person, loved by all who knew her and
will be sadly missed. She is survived by her very special friend, Millicent
Higdon; sons, George and Thomas; daughter, Cindy; brothers, Karl and
Percy, as well as many nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place
in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, on Saturday
from 12 p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow.
WINSLOW, Helen Louise
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 7, 2007
WINSLOW, Helen Louise - 44, Dartmouth,
passed away Thursday, July 5, 2007, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in
Happy Valley, Labrador, N.L., She was a daughter of Marion and the late James
Patrick Winslow. Surviving are daughter, Selena Winslow-Arnold; sister, Anne
Marie Fogarty (John Drysdale), Ellershouse; brother, Robert Duguay (Dorine),
Dieppe, N.B.; sister, Jayne Best, Oshawa, Ont.; nieces, Renee and Danielle;
nephews, Steven and David; also surviving are many aunts, uncles & cousins. There will be no visitation by request.
Funeral mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 9, in St. Francis of Assisi
Roman Catholic Church, Mount Uniacke, with cremation to follow. Burial of ashes
will be at a later date in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Donations
in Helen's memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Many thanks
to the Dartmouth General Hospital ICU and Emergency staff. On-line condolences
may be sent to: www.lindsaysfuneralhome.com
WITHERALL, Simon Maxwell
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 27, 2007
WITHERALL, Simon Maxwell - 86, Halifax, passed away suddenly July
at home. Born in Fortune, N.L., he was a son of the late Simon and Sarah
(Lake) Witherall (Fortune, N.L.). He devoted his working years to the sea
and fishing industry, the latest being a long term career with National
Sea Products, Halifax.
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and
a friend to all who knew him. He is survived by his companion, Bridget
David; stepdaughters, Catherine Nash, Toronto; Alexander Pickett, Mississauga;
brother-in-law, Clayton Skinner, Yarmouth; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren
and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Marie Dorina
(Chiasson); granddaughters, Michelle Cherry, Gwen Nash, Kimberley Nash;
sisters, Susie Witherall, Sarah Dodge and Ethel Skinner. Visitation will
be held 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax.
A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28, in Atlantic
Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Harvey Seasons officiating. Burial in Oakridge
Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to The Salvation Army or charity of your choice. On-line condolences
may be made at: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com