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Halifax Herald
July 2007

 

ABBOTT (Fitzgerald), Mary Ellen "Helen"
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.

Helen 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. E-mail condolences to: condolences.snow@ns.aliantzinc.ca


AUCOIN, Douglas
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 Unit.

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 Society.


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. www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


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. John's, N.L., 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, New Glasgow.


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, N.L., 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 Hospital.


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, N.L., the 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 to: ajkearley@eastlink.ca


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
Where there is great love, there is always miracles. Forever remembered and loved by family and friends.


MILLS, Elizabeth
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: condolences.mattatall@ns.aliantzinc.ca


STROWBRIDGE, Stanley
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.

He is 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.


STYLES, Montford
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: info@wjdooley.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 25, 2007, 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

 

 

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