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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
October 2007


BILLARD (Norman), Florence Ina
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 17, 2007
BILLARD (Norman), Florence Ina
May 18, 1910-October 13, 2007
, passed away peacefully in Chancellor Park, Newfoundland and Labrador, in her 98th year. Formerly of Cupids, N.L., she was a long-time resident of Halifax. She was predeceased by her husband, John Chesley Billard (2002); sister, Evelyn Norman (1990); brother, William Norman (2004); and nephew, Billy Norman (1959). Left with fond memories are nephews, Hubert Norman (Daphne), Roger Norman (Gail); grandnieces and grandnephews, Pamela Masterson (Alexander and Chelsea), Cherisse Norman (Julianna), Timothy, Bradley, Cheryl and Janet Norman; also a large circle of other relatives and friends including fellow residents and staff at Chancellor Park. Aunt Ina was a retired school teacher, having taught in schools in Newfoundland and Labrador as well as other Atlantic provinces. She was long-standing, active member of Edgewood-Oxford United Church in Halifax. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive visitors in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, on Friday, October 19, from 12-2 p.m. Funeral service will take place in Edgewood United Church on Friday, October 19, at 2:30 p.m. with private interment to follow.

BROWN, Eleanor Martha
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 25, 2007
BROWN, Eleanor Martha
- 86, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Truro, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2007, in Aberdeen Regional Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Botwood, N.L., she was a daughter of the late George and Mary (Hoddinott) Hemeon. Eleanor worked at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Fletcher's Restaurant, Metropolitan Store, Truro, and Luxury Lunch in Stellarton, where she worked as a cook and where she made many lifelong friends. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed knitting mittens and scarves for her extended family. She is survived by sons, Grant (Lyn), Valley; Anthony, Truro; daughters, Marleine, Truro; Valerie, Truro; Penny (Frank), Debert; several special and loved grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, George (Nancy), Scott (Shirley), Reg (Georgina), all of Botwood, N.L.; sisters, Netta Waterman, Botwood, N.L.; Carrie (Jacques) Favereau, Gander, N.L.; Marg Marquette, North Bay, Ont.; Trix (William) Martyn, Surrey, B.C.; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Grant James Brown; brothers, Wilson and Ted. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Sunday and funeral service Monday at 2 p.m., both in Mattatall Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro, Rev. Dr. Brian Ross will officiate with a reception to follow in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Bible Hill Cemetery, Bible Hill. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the ICU of Aberdeen Regional Hospital. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting the "guest book" at:

COURTNEY, Albert George
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 7, 2007
COURTNEY, Albert George
- 88, Dartmouth. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Albert "Bert" Courtney, who passed away peacefully at home on October 3, 2007, surrounded by his loving family. Surviving are his wife of 62 wonderful years, Naomi (Stickland); daughter, Alma (Albert) Symes, Dartmouth; son, Albert Jr. (Judy) Courtney, Truro; grandchildren, Tammy, Tanya, and Danny; great-grandchildren, Ashlee, Spencer, Courtney and Mitchell. He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Mary (Chapman) Courtney; infant daughter, Leah; brother, Charles, and sisters, Violet, Leah, and Evelyn.

Born February 28, 1919, in Recontre West, N.L., he fished in his younger years, sailing at one time on the Bluenose out of Lunenburg. In 1969 he went to work for the Coast Guard (DOT) Dartmouth until his retirement in 1982. Bert enjoyed his retirement, spending time with all of those who loved him. He also enjoyed his time spent with his nephew, David and wife Mildred (Spencer).

Visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, where funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 6, at 1 p.m., Rev. Canon Carolyn Tomlin officiating. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens. Reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home. Special thanks to Dr. John Nicholson, the VON, Palliative Care (District 9) QEII Health Sciences Centre and all their friends who gave willingly of their time and quality care to our Bert. Donations in memory of Bert can be made to Palliative Care District 9 QEII or a charity of choice. On-line condolences are available through:

DOBBIN, Bernard Joseph "Bernie"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 29, 2007
DOBBIN, Bernard Joseph "Bernie"
- 67, Auburn, formerly of Scarborough, Ont., died Saturday, October 27, 2007, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Corner Brook, N.L., he was a son of the late Arthur and Winnifred (Young) Dobbin (Corner Brook, N.L.). He served in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Militia for three years. He was a 12 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 098 Kingston where he served as Poppy Chairman, first, second and third vice-president and Call to Remembrance Chairman. He had a passion for the Royal Canadian Legion and was extremely dedicated to our War Veterans. Bernie was a certified boat-builder, heavy equipment mechanic and union representative. He retired from the City of North York, Ont., in 1995 after 11 years of employment with them. He was very social and his hobby was deer, moose and caribou hunting.

He is survived by his wife, the former Diane Barrey, Auburn; daughters, Denise Quigley (Ben Thorne), Edmonton, Alta; Ida (Ken) Courtney, Francois, N.L.; Susan (Gary) Wilson, Edmonton, A.B.; Ellen (Curt) Abbot, Fredericton, N.B.; Laura Jackson, Scarborough, Ont.; stepson, Kevin Sullivan, Chippawa, Ont.; sisters, Gertrude Beevor (Diane Burton), Middleton; Selena (John) Gillis, Barrie, Ont.; Marion (John) Burton, Bradford, Ont.; Rose Marie (Fred) Rideout, Ottawa, Ont.; brothers, William (Linda), Nictaux; Gerald (Susan), Oshawa, Ont.; Frank, Nictaux; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Winnifred and father, Arthur. Cremation has taken place. Royal Canadian Legion Service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 31, in the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 098 Kingston, Legion Chaplain Rick Tibbel officiating, with a reception to follow. By request, family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the Veterans Unit, Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. On-line condolences may be made through:

DUFFY, Michael
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 22, 2007
DUFFY, Michael
- 66, Eastern Passage, died Friday, October 19, 2007, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Abrahams Cove, N.L., he was a son of the late Julien and Dorothy (Hall) Duffy. He was employed with Air Canada retiring in 1997 as lead station attendant at Pearson Airport in Toronto, after he moved to Eastern Passage. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Margaret Rose (Wiseman); children, Suzanne (Greg) Fagan, Orlando, Fla.; Lynda (Wayne) Gillis, Eastern Passage; David (Stephanie), Guelph, Ont.; Antoinette Pooh , Toronto; grandchildren, Adam Fagan, Amy and Shane Gillis, Matthew and Justin Duffy; brothers, Bart (Marguerite), Julien Jr. (Betty), Romuald (Cora); sisters, Betty (Joe) MacDonald, Theresa (Albert) White, Rose (Peter) Walsh and Mary Smith. He was predeceased by brothers, Richard and Joe. Visiting will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Eastern Passage Community Funeral Home, 5 Cow Bay Rd. (461-2281). Funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Assumption Roman Catholic Chapel, Shearwater, Father Gabriel Mensah, celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Andrews Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.

GRANDY, Mattie Thelma
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 6, 2007
GRANDY, Mattie Thelma
- 93, Kingston, formerly of Halifax, passed away Friday, October 5, 2007, in Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Garnish, N.L., she was a daughter of the late William Thomas and Lucy (Day) Walters and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Mattie enjoyed walking, knitting, and crocheting. She appreciated the help and company of her many friends and neighbours. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who always delighted in the visits from family members. She is survived by daughter, Margaret Thelma (Wayne) McCallum, Bible Hill; sons, Bruce (Myrna Gail), Kingston; William "Bill" (Josephine), Dartmouth; grandchildren, Cynthia, Michael, Anthony, Lisa, Robert, Wade, Aaron, Ryan, and great-grandchildren, Brent, Zachary, Sydney and Samantha. She was predeceased by husband, Philip "George"; sister, Nellie Taylor; brothers, Eugene Walters and William Walters. Visitation will be held 2-4 p.m. Monday, October 8, in Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448, where the funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 9, Rev. Michael Mugford officiating. Interment will be held in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of choice. On-line condolences may be made through:

GREEN, Maxwell Max
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 23, 2007
GREEN, Maxwell Max
- 88, Halifax, passed away October 21, 2007, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Burgeo, N.L., on October 4, 1919, he was a son of the late George and Bertha (Strickland) Green. Max served many years in the Merchant Navy and was a veteran of the Second World War. Prior to retirement he worked for 25 years on various boats with Queen's Harbour Master at the Halifax Dockyard. He enjoyed taking long walks along Barrington Street and sharing his stories from time spent overseas. He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth (Etsell); daughters, Diane Grijm, Porter's Lake; Doris Leblanc (Wayne), Fort Simpson, N.W.T.; Maxine Romance (Mark), Charlotte, N.C.; and son, Lloyd (Pam), Porter's Lake; brothers, Albert (Azelma), Halifax; Cecil (Ada), North Sydney; George (Lynette), Petit de Grat; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Fred, Louis, Seaward and Gordon. Visitation will take place Wednesday, October 24, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral service Thursday, October 25, at 2 p.m. in St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church, 3751 Robie St., Archdeacon Dianne C. Parker officiating. Interment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, or St. Margaret of Scotland Church. E-mail condolences to:
The sea being his first love, he spent many years fishing off the Eastern Atlantic.

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 28, 2007
JENSEN, Roy S.K. - 1915-2007.
Roy S.K. Jensen
passed away peacefully in QEII Health Sciences Centre on Thursday, October 25, 2007, at age 91. Born in Belloram, N.L., he was the youngest son of Stanley and Agnes (Rose) Jensen. He is survived by his sons, Lyndon (Barbara), New Minas; Ron (Shirley), Riverview, N.B.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Marion (Milley) Jensen; brothers, Abraham and Allan; sisters, Dorothy "Doll", Agnes, Olive and Queena. He is also survived by his life companion, Roma Aiken, Halifax. A graduate of Memorial, Dalhousie, and Saint Mary's universities, Roy was a well-known teacher and principal of various schools in the Halifax area. He was an active member of Saint Matthias Church, both as a warden and as a member of the Anglican synod. Known by his family and friends as an avid gardener, carpenter, musician and storyteller, Roy will be missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be held Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Saint Matthias Anglican Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
"Witty and charming to the end."

LAWSON, Charles William
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 1, 2007
LAWSON, Charles William
- 68, of Bayview, Digby Co., passed away peacefully in Digby General Hospital on October 30, 2007. Born in Island Harbour, Fogo Island, N.L., he was a son of the late George and Rebecca Lawson (Long). Charles served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 26 years, serving three years in Nato, Germany; several years in the Pine Tree Line, at numerous bases in British Columbia, Alberta, New Brunswick, Ontario, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, retiring as Sergeant in the field of Physical Education and Recreation. He was awarded the CD, Queen's Jubilee Medal and NATO Special Services Medal. Retiring in 1984, he then spent eight years in the real estate industry. He was a member of the Masonic Order and a Past Master of Keith Lodge No. 16, Bear River. He was a Past Grand Lodge Officer, having served in Annapolis/Digby District as Grand Chaplain in 1998 and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 2001.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis (Burns) Lawson; brother, George Lawson (Joyce), Manitoulin Island, Ont.; sister, Dorothy Critch (Patrick), Grand Falls, N.L.; brother-in-law, Lewis Burns (Myrna), Digby; several nieces and nephews, and lifelong friend, Frank "Pepper" Martinello, Sydney, Cape Breton. Special thanks to Digby General Hospital staff, Yarmouth Oncology, VON Digby County, Digby County Palliative Care, Dr. M. Bander, Dr. K. Buchholz. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Victorian Order of Nurses, Tri County Branch. A graveside and Masonic service will be held on Saturday, November 3, in Bayview United Church Cemetery at 11 a.m., Father Bill Burt officiating.

MacKINNON, Muriel Emma
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 1, 2007
MacKINNON, Muriel Emma
- 86, Truro, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 29, 2007, in Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro, with her loving family at her bedside. Born June 30, 1921, in Westlyville, N.L., a mother at 12 years of age, she moved to Sackville, N.B. Mother started working as a child in Newfoundland laying out fish on drying racks. She continued to work at many different jobs until her late 60s, when poor health forced her to retire. Mother worked hard at her jobs and at home to bring up her six children when times were hard. She was an excellent mother and grandmother, who told her children every day that she loved them. Mother was known to be an excellent cook and homemaker.

Muriel was a daughter of the late Samuel and Lucy Jane (Mullet) Wicks (of Sackville, N.B.). She is survived by her daughter, Anne (Fred) Blair, Hilden; sons, Nelson (Beverly), Harold (Gloria), Victor (Dorothy) and David, all of Truro, and William, Halifax; brother, Perley Wicks, Sackville, N.B.; grandchildren, Sherry, Jennifer, Nathan, Zackry MacKinnon, all of Truro; Jason MacKinnon, Stellarton, and Travis MacKinnon, Swan Hills, Alta.; great-grandchildren, Keegan, Riley, Alexander, and Avery, as well as many nieces and nephews. Muriel was predeceased by her husband, John Henry MacKinnon (Truro); son, James MacKinnon (Sackville, N.B.); sisters, Annie Wicks (Sackville, N.B.), Florence Wicks Porter (Amherst); brother, William (Otisco Valley, N.Y.). Muriel was a member of the United Church all of her life, and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 26, Truro. Cremation, as her wish, has taken place. Visitation will be held this evening from 7-9 p.m. with a memorial service will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. David MacNaughton presiding, both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Burial in Watson Cemetery, East Prince Street, Truro, alongside her husband, John. At Mother's request, no flowers. If so desired, donations in her memory may be made to Dystonia Medical Research Foundation. On-line condolences on the website:

MALLOY, Carrie B.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 11, 2007
MALLOY, Carrie B
. - 66, Lower Sackville, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family and friends after a long and courageous battle with cancer on October 10, 2007, in the VG Site QEII Palliative Care Unit. Born in Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Ivy (Moulton) Collins. She was a very loving mom, sister, grandmother and aunt. Carrie had a big heart and always put others before herself. She touched many lives with her kindness and generosity, all who knew her loved her very much. She will be remembered with love by her children, Lynn (Chris), Lower Sackville; Marshall (Kelly), Beaver Bank; Jason (Crystal), Lower Sackville; Scott (Natasja), Sackville; former husband and loving father of her children, Don; loving nanny to SherryLynn, Hunter, Jacob and Evan; sisters, Marilyn (David) Storey, Wendy (Wallace) Churchill, Myrtle Kelly; brothers, Tom (Linda), Wayne (Carol), Cecil (Christina); sister-in-law, Carroll; father and mother-in-law, Marshall and Bea Malloy. She was predeceased by brother, Henry Jr. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in Knox United Churh, Rev. Donna Lovelace officiating. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens. Special thanks to the crew of the 7th floor, Palliative Care and Cindy V.O.N.nurse. Donations may be made to QEII Health Sciences Foundation, Palliative Care Unit or charity of one's choice. On-line condolences may be made to:

OSMOND, Theresa Mary
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 18, 2007
OSMOND, Theresa Mary
- 54, Amherst, died October 17, 2007, in Georges L. Dumont Hospital, Moncton, N.B. She was a daughter of Isabel (Power) Mootrey, Amherst, and William Mootrey, Stephenville, N.L. Surviving are husband, Orland Reid; siblings, Marguerite, Elizabeth, Susan, Rosalie, Lillian, Mary, Doreen, Jimmy, John, Carl, Arthur, Anthony. She was predeceased by brother, Billy. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today and one hour prior to funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, both in Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst (667-9906). Interment in Amherst Cemetery. Donations to The Lung Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.



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