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Halifax Herald
November 2007

 

ANTLE, Tom Wilmot
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 24, 2007
ANTLE, Tom Wilmot
- 96, passed away peacefully in Scotia Nursing Home, Beaver Bank, on November 22, 2007. Formerly of Botwood, N.L., Tom was the eldest child of Arthur N. and Victoria (Payne) Antle. He was predeceased by his daughter, Rosemary Cantwell; wife, Helen (Nell) Perry, and sister, Netta Baker, who died November 2, 2007, at the age of 93 years. Mourning his loss are daughters and sons-in-law, Kay and David McNamara, The Hague, the Netherlands; Mitz and Trevor Murray, Bedford; grandsons, Christopher McNamara and his fiancée Felicity Williams, Melbourne, Australia; Dr. Robert McNamara, Darwin, Australia; sister, Daphne Antle, Botwood; special nephew, John Baker (Wendy), and special niece, Anne (Angus) Newman, St. John's, N.L. There will be a celebration of Tom's life in All Saints Anglican Church, Bedford, on Tuesday, November 27, at 2 p.m. Donations in Tom's memory can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Research Foundation, or Living Memorial Fund, Trinity United Church, Botwood, N.L. On-line condolences can be made through: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


BENNETT, Philip Jesse
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 28, 2007
BENNETT, Philip Jesse
- 66, Garden Lots, passed away Monday, November 26, 2007, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Harbour Breton, N.L., he was a son of Sarah (Mullins) Bennett of Garden Lots and the late George Bennett. Philip went to sea all of his working life fishing as a scallop fisherman. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and trout fishing. Besides his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Brenda (Clyde Bush) Bennett, Chelsea; sons, Philip W. Bennett (Patsy), Conquerall Bank; Peter Bennett (Glen Hardy), Halifax; brother, Calvin Bennett (Mary Ann), Riverport; sister, Elizabeth Lundrigan, St. John's, N.L.; grandchildren, Matthew, Jason, Nicole; nieces, Lisa, Darlene and Delores; nephews, Geordy, David, Derrick, Darren, and Dwayne; great-niece, Brianne, and several other great-nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Dorothy Cox; his father, George, and brother, George. Friends are invited to share their memories of Philip with his family in Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Highway 3, Lunenburg, today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate Philip's life will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Michael Mitchell officiating. Interment will be in Shepherd's Hill Cemetery, Riverport. Memorial donations may be made to the family or to a charity of your choice. www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca


BLAGDON, Grace Elizabeth
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 29, 2007
BLAGDON, Grace Elizabeth
- 72, Halifax, passed away in Dartmouth General Hospital on November 27, 2007. Born in Boxey, Fortune Bay, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Eugene and Burkett (Miles) Blagdon. Grace was a teacher in Newfoundland in her early years, before moving to Nova Scotia in 1964. She was a volunteer for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. She had worked at Cole Harbor High, Prince Andrew High and Gordon Bell School in food services, and at Sears for several years. She was an avid card player, playing at many churches and Legions throughout Metro. She will be remembered for her love of reading her Bible, her ready laugh and empathetic ear.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Onslow Blagdon; daughters, Dorcas Lorraine Hobbs, Kimberley Grace Blagdon (Brett); sons, Raymond Eugene (Sandra) Blagdon, Onslow James "Sonny" Blagdon; grandchildren, Carrie, Carla, Jeffrey, Mitchell, Christopher, Ryan, Matthew, Jonathon, Melanie, Brianna; great-grandchildren, Jacqueline, Dustin, Hailey; dearly missed by close friends, Silas and Phoebe Stewart and family. She was predeceased by grandson, Michael; great-granddaughter, Angel; brothers, Thomas Clemo, Frank; sister Cora. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Friday from 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, where a memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the chapel, Rev. Patricia Malin officiating. Burial at a later date in Oakridge Memory Gardens. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. On-line condolences may be made by visiting the website: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


BROWN, Margaret Gloretta
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 6, 2007
BROWN, Margaret Gloretta
- 81, Sheet Harbour, passed away Friday, November 2, 2007, at home. Born in Grand Falls, N.L., she was a daughter of the late James and Margaret (Hynes) MacDonald. Margaret worked in retail for a number of years, enjoyed socializing and dancing and helping other people. She enjoyed puzzles and playing cards, gardening and being active outside around the house. She is survived by daughters, Marlene, Harrietsfield; Carol, New Brunswick; sons, Clifford, Sheet Harbour; Kenneth, Shelburne; George, Harrietsfield; John, Spryfield; Billy, Sackville; Terry, Prospect; Jackie, Dartmouth; Bernie, Alberta; 21 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Mona, Patricia, and Mary; brother, Pat. She was predeceased by brothers, Theodore, Jack, James, Ignatius, Mike; sisters, Anna and Doreen. Cremation has taken place under the direction of D.S. Crowell & Son Funeral Home, Sheet Harbour. Burial of ashes will take place in Newfoundland at a later date. On-line condolences: crowells.fh@ns.sympatico.ca


COLLIER, Florence
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 2, 2007
COLLIER, Florence
- 85, Yarmouth, passed away October 31, 2007, at home. Born in Newfoundland on July 14, 1923, she was a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Smith. Florence was a member of the ACW as well as a member of the Alter Guild at Holy Trinity Anglican Church. She is survived by daughter, Joann (Alan) Pothier, Yarmouth; sons, Peter (Angela) Collier, Sandford; Reg (Iris) Collier, Bedford; sister, Margaret Howe, Hamilton, Ont.; grandchildren, Michael and Danielle Pothier, Derek, Blair and Nicholas Collier, Brad and Meghan Collier. She was predeceased by husband, Capt. Reginald Collier; brother, William; sisters, Catherine, Hilda, Johanna, and Meta. Visitation will be take place Saturday, November 3, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Sweeny's Funeral Home. Funeral service will take place Sunday at 2 p.m. in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Father Tom Vaughan officiating. Burial will take place in Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Victorian Order of Nurses or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. E-mail condolences may be sent to: sweenys@ns.aliantzinc.ca or you may sign the guest book online at: www.sweenysfuneralhome.net


CONNOLLY, Marjorie F.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 21, 2007
CONNOLLY, Marjorie F
. - Dartmouth, passed away November 16, 2007, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born on July 14, 1920, in Spaniard's Bay, N.L., she was a daughter of the late William and Victoria Gosse. Marjorie is survived by sons, Anthony (Donna Warner) and Brian; sister, Doris; grandchildren, Colette, Suzanne, and Michelle; great-grandchildren, Kyle, Bradley and Alex. Marjorie was predeceased by her husband, Anthony in 1996. A private family memorial service was held, with interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. E-mail condolences to: condolences.snow@ns.aliantzinc.ca


CRANT, Henry
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 2, 2007
CRANT, Henry
- 76, Bridgewater, passed away October 31, 2007, at home. Born December 27, 1930, in Ramea, N.L., he was a son of the late William and Genevieve (Willcott) Crant. He was employed with Simpsons/Hudson Bay Ltd. for 37 years. Prior to that he worked on the merchant ships for Imperial Oil. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Millicent (Joudrey) Crant; his children, Michael (Helen), Tantallon; Tony (Paulette), Les (Quan), all of Moncton, N.B.; Paul (Barb), Bridgewater; grandchildren and great-children. He was predeceased by his brother, John "Jack". No visitation at the funeral home or flowers by request. A graveside service will be held today at 3 p.m. in Park Cemetery, Mahone Bay, Deacon Pat Morris officiating. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater, where on-line condolences may be made by visiting: www.sweenysfuneralhome.com


DAVIDGE, Martha
The Chronicle Herald, halifax, November 23, 2007
DAVIDGE, Martha - 1908-2007, English Harbour West, N.L.
, formerly of Bay-du-Nord, N.L., passed away peacefully on November 16, 2007, in Harbour Breton Hospital, Newfoundland. She was a daughter of the late William and Alice Brewer. Martha resided in Dartmouth with her daughter Barbara Vallis from 1968-2003. Funeral and burial have taken place in English Harbour West, N.L. A service to celebrate Martha's life will be held Wednesday, November 28, at 7 p.m. in the Church of St. Andrew, 2 Circassion Dr., Dartmouth, officiated by Rev. Katherine Bourbonniere.


DEDRICK, Doris Jean
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 21, 2007
DEDRICK, Doris Jean
- 88, Roseway Manor, Sandy Point, Shelburne Co., formerly of Burnt Head, Shelburne Co., passed away in Roseway Manor on November 20, 2007. Born in Bay Roberts, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Catherine (Adams) Mercer. At an early age Doris moved with her family to Boston, Mass., where she resided until 1973 when she took permanent residence at her new home in Burnt Head. Following her move to Nova Scotia she was employed at Roseway Manor until her retirement in 1984. Doris was an avid bingo player and enjoyed a good game of cards. She was a member of the Mount Carmel Chapter, Order of Eastern Star and attended the Anglican Church of Resurrection in Churchover.

Doris is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Ann and Robert Spence, Woburn, Mass.; granddaughters, Robin Erica Luppold, and Christina Lee Reutebuck; six great-grandchildren; sister, Catherine, Lexington, S.C.; goddaughter, Michelle (Munroe) Brannen, Woods Harbour. She will be sadly missed by Betty and Bill Camp of Shelburne and their families. Doris was predeceased by her husband, Cecil Maynard Dedrick, and son, William; as well as sister, Hilda, and brothers, Bill, Jim and Eric. Visitation will take place today from 7-9 p.m. in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Shelburne. Funeral service Thursday at 11 a.m. in Church of The Resurrection, Churchover, with Rev. Matthew Sponagle officiating. Interment in the Church of The Resurrection Cemetery in Churchover. Family flowers only. Memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be sent to: hmhuskilson@ns.aliantzinc.ca or you may sign the guest book at: www.huskilson.net


GOODYEAR (Spindler) (White), Caroline Myrtle
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 8, 2007
GOODYEAR (Spindler) (White), Caroline Myrtle
- 90, Halifax, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 7, 2007, in Northwood Centre. Born on Cape Island, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Lucy (Vincent) White. She was a homemaker for several years. After receiving certification from the Red Cross, she became a practical nurse, both in public and private settings. She was a long-standing member of Full Gospel Church. She is survived by her son, Clyde (Nancy) Spindler, Columbus, Ohio; daughter, Cheryl (Bruce) Cole, Fall River; granddaughters, Heather Spindler, Catherine (Robert) Doerring, and Julie (Timothy) Crouse; great-grandchildren, Edward and Nolan Doerring; stepsons, Raymond Goodyear, Windsor Goodyear, and stepdaughter, Maisie Wright, all of Newfoundland; as well as several step great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Clyde Spindler; son, Sherman Spindler; second husband, Walter Goodyear; brothers, William, Carmen, Cyril; sister, Charlotte "Lottie". Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, November 9, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday, November 10, in Gospel Hall, 6405 North St., Pastor Gary Barrett officiating. Burial in Feltzen South, Lunenburg Co. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Full Gospel Church, P.O. Box 51039, RPO Rockingham Ridge, Halifax, NS B3M 4R8. E-mail condolences to: condolences.snow@ns.aliantzinc.ca


HATCHER (Cutler), Lucy
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax. Novmber 10, 2007
HATCHER (Cutler), Lucy
- 87, Halifax, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2007, in Northwood Centre, Halifax, surrounded by her family. Born in Ramea, N.L., she was a daughter of the late John and Bertha (Fudge) Cutler. Lucy is survived by her daughters, Karen (Melvin) Burt, Edmonton; Kathy, Halifax; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; brother, Ivan, Sudbury, Ont.; Ann Lion, Kamloops, B.C. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred; son, W. Brent; brothers, Wallace, John, Victor; sister, Beatrice. Cremation has taken place by Halifax Regional Crematorium. Visitation will be in St. Marks Anglican Church, Russell Street, Tuesday, November 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The funeral will take place in St. Marks Anglican Church Halifax., Wednesday, November 14, at 1 p.m., Rev. Janet Hatt officiating. Her ashes will be interred in St. John's Columbarium. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lucy's memory may be made to the QEII Foundation (Brain Research Centre), 1278 Tower Rd., Room 1-040, Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9. The family wish to acknowledge all the love and care shown by the staff of 8 Centre Northwood to Lucy, especially during her last few days.


MacNEIL, Marjorie G.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 14, 2007
MacNEIL, Marjorie G
. - 80, St. Petersburg, Fla., passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, November 11, 2007. Born in St. John's, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Robert Graham Freeman, Olive (Redstone) and stepfather, Hubert Rideout. Marjorie moved to Florida from Halifax in 1965, and oh how she loved the estate sales. She is survived by her daughter, Olive (Holly) MacNeil, Florida; sisters, Gladys (Stu) Godden, Fall River; Gloria (Clarence) Fagan; brothers, Hubert (Cathy) Rideout and Alex (Florence) Holden of Newfoundland; two grandsons, Ontario; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Sandra O'Toole, and son, Robert MacNeil. Marjorie has been cremated. Burial will take place at a later date.


POWER, Brian Patrick
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 5, 2007
POWER, Brian Patrick
- 53, Beaver Bank, passed away November 2, 2007, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in Gander, N.L., he was a son of Joseph and Rita (Hickey) Power. Brian, otherwise known as the "Zamboni Man", worked as an operator at the Sackville Arena for the past eight years. Brian was an avid local hockey fan who was a proud supporter and longtime volunteer of the Sackville Jr. B Blazers Hockey Club. Anyone who knew Brian remembered him as a diehard Toronto Maple Leafs fan.

Brian is survived by his best friend and wife of 33 years, Madeleine (Terry); daughters, Tina (Rob) Schwartz, Northwest Territories; Kassandra, Lower Sackville; son, Brian (Kelly), Amherst; sisters, Rose (Ron) Bryden, Dartmouth; Rowena (George) Street, Newfoundland; brothers, Michael (Anne-Marie), Ontario; Clarence (Rosemary), Newfoundland; Francis Hickey, Ontario. He was a proud Poppy to grandsons, Colby and Joey Schwartz, Northwest Territories, and Alan Power, Amherst. He is also remembered as a great uncle to many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Joseph Power (Newfoundland). Visitation will be held in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr. on Tuesday, November 6, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 7, in St. John Vianney Parish at 10 a.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia or Sackville Jr. B Blazers. On-line condolences can be made at: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


SAUNDERS, Roy R.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 30, 2007
SAUNDERS, Roy R
. - 86, Waverley, formerly of Gander, N.L., passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 27, 2007, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in St. John's, N.L., he was a son of Philip Stanley and Florence (Reid) Saunders. Roy joined the RAF in 1941 and served in the Second World War as a Wireless Operator, ending his service as a tail gunner. Upon return to Newfoundland, Roy joined the airline industry followed by an accounting career. He was a member of the Gander Masonic Lodge and the Shriners. He was an avid gardener, traveller, collector of coins, stamps and classical music. Roy's perfection and passion lay in the cast of the salmon line with expectation of hooking the largest fish in the river.

Roy is survived by his daughter, Susan (Craig) Newhook, Waverley; sons, Bill (Shirley) Saunders, Clearwater, Fla.; John (Martina) Saunders, Dartmouth; sister, Grace Chaffey, Edmonton; grandchildren, Christopher (Lori) Saunders, Jill (Ray) Pearen, and great-grandson, Liam. He was predeceased by his wife, Joyce; brothers, Jack and George. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in Kings College Chapel on Monday, December 3, at 11 a.m. A private family interment will occur at a later time. Donations in Roy's memory may be made to The Arthritis Society or a charity of one's choice.


SEARLE, John Alfred
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 17, 2007
SEARLE, John Alfred
- 89, Truro, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2007, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in St. John's, N.L., he was a son of the late John and Harriett (Riggs) Searle. He was a veteran of the Second World War. He joined the North Nova Scotia Regiment and went overseas in 1939 as part of the West Nova Scotia Regiment Signal Corps and served as a dispatch Rider. He was part of the Canadian Campaign in Sicily and Italy and also served in France, Germany and ended the war in Holland. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26, Truro, where he received his 50 year Pin.

He is survived by sons, John Stephen (Brooke), Middle Stewiacke; Duncan (Leslie), Toney River; William (Gail), Dartmouth; grandchildren, Andrew (Diana), Adam (Deborah), John Michael (Jenna), Luke, John Harold, Samuel, Jennifer, Grant and Tyler; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Ryan and Jeslyn; sisters, Elsie Fullerton and Constance Townsend, both of Valley, Colchester Co.; special friend, Millie Nelson, Truro. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Neilia Cameron; brothers, William, Maxwell, Fred; sisters, Florence Cox, Frances Townsend, Violet Ethelston. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Sunday with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26, Truro, conducting a Legion Tribute Service Sunday at 7 p.m., and a memorial service will be held on Monday at 2 p.m., all in Mattatall Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro. Rev. Lori Ramsey will officiate with a reception to follow in the funeral home. A family interment will follow in Terrace Hill Cemetery, Truro. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting the "guest book" at: www.mattatallfh.com


VANDAL, Margaret Mary
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 10, 2007
VANDAL, Margaret Mary
- 91, Chester Basin/Dartmouth, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter on November 9, 2007. Born in St. Mary's Bay, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Mary (Tremblet) Marrie. She is survived by her daughters, Yvonne (Mike) Jelks, Oshawa; Margaret (Robert), Chester Basin; Jacqueline (Fred) Codlin, Restoule, Ont.; Mary (Ron) Eberlee, Bedford; sisters, Mary Cameron, Theresa and Ed Williams, all of Newfoundland; brothers, Kevin, Newfoundland; Ray and Eileen, Hamilton, Ont.; grandchildren, Dennis, John, Brian, Keri; great-grandchildren, Justin, Jordan, Corey, Tyson, Haley, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Henri, and by sisters and brothers. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to The Arthritis Society. E-mail condolences: condolences.mattatall@ns.sympatico.ca


VASLET, Cyril Patrick
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 13, 2007
VASLET, Cyril Patrick
- 58, Halifax, passed away November 4, 2007. Born in Terrenceville, N.L., he was a son of Kathleen (Leaman) Vaslet. Cyril worked at Stadacona and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He is survived by daughter, Bridget Vaslet, Ottawa, Ont.; four sisters; five brothers; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by grandmother, Bridget Vaslet (Terrenceville, N.L.). There will be a memorial service held at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 15, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bridget Vaslet. E-mail condolences to:condolences.snow@ns.aliantzinc.ca
He will be missed.


YOUNG (Thornhill), May Rose
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 20, 2007
YOUNG (Thornhill), May Rose
- Bedford, passed away November 18, 2007, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Grand Bank, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Dinah (Nicholle) Thornhill. May was a school teacher for several years in Newfoundland and later worked for the federal government in Gander where she met her husband Charles. May and Charles and their daughter lived for several years in Ann Arbor, Mich., while Charles completed his Ph.D., before moving to Fredericton in 1967. May was a wonderful homemaker for her family and enjoyed volunteering as a docent at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Upon retirement, May and Charles moved to Bedford but still returned frequently to Fredericton to visit the beloved grandchildren.

May will be greatly missed by her family and friends in Bedford and Fredericton. She is survived by her husband, Charles Young, Bedford; daughter, Katherine (Clayton) Barclay, Fredericton; grandsons, Christopher and Isaac; sister, June Chafe; brother, Edward Thornhill, and her nieces, Heather (Jim) Pankovich, Edmonton; Pamela (David) Snow, St. John's. She was predeceased by her sister, Irene Thornhill. Visitation will be Thursday, November 22, in McAdams Funeral Home, 160 York St., Fredericton, from 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in McAdams Funeral Home on Friday, November 23, at 2 p.m. with Canon T.A. Smith officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. Donations in memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. www.mcadamsfh.com

 

 

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