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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
April 2008

 

BARNES, Albert Peter
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 19, 2008
BARNES, Albert Peter
- 81, Halifax, the loving husband of Betty (Tanner) Barnes, passed away following a courageous battle with cancer, on Thursday, April 16, 2008, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax, with his family by his side. Born in Belloram, N.L., he was a son of the late Thomas and Jemima (Williams) Barnes. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Merchant Navy until 1953. He had been employed as a Longshoreman from 1955 until his retirement in 1991 with Halterm and Ceres. His co-workers often said he was one of the best crane operators. Peter enjoyed spending the camping months at Sullivan's Campsite in Enfield, where he will be remembered for his horseshoe talents. Betty was his true love, but his 1996 Thunderbird was another of his passions. Peter was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, the former Betty Tanner, and his sons, Thomas (Vicky) Barnes and John Barnes, both of who he was so very proud. He will also be sadly missed by his only grandson, Colin, who he adored, and his sister, Winnie Bellmore, as well as many nieces and nephews all over Canada, the United Kingdom, and in Dubai. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Carl, Russel, Cecil, and sister, Ada Starling. Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield (477-5601). A memorial service in memory of Peter will be held on Tuesday, April 22, at 1:30 p.m. in Emmanuel Anglican Church, Herring Cove Road, with Rev. Dianna Brett-Frye as clergy. The family would appreciate remembrances to the Palliative Care Unit of the VG Site, QEII, or to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia. Words of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting: www.walkerfh.com


BEAZLEY (Wagg), Melvina
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 21, 2008
BEAZLEY (Wagg), Melvina
- 96, Herring Cove, formerly of Sambro Head, loving wife of the late Nibert Beazley, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 19, 2008, surrounded by the love of her family. Born August 24, 1911, on Burin Island, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Robert Vigus and Harriett Mary Wood (nee Reid) Wagg. Melvina was a homemaker and mother who devoted her life to her family. She was a member of St. James United Church UCW, Sambro, as well as the Eastern Star. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara (Halifax); Marilyn (Harley), Ottawa; Susan (Randy), Herring Cove; her son, Stephen (Gwen), Portuguese Cove; daughter-in-law, Peggy, Ottawa; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 10 great great-grandchildren; sisters, Lena "Betty", Isaacs, N.L.; and Jean O'Halloran, Fall River; originally being from a family of nine siblings. She was predeceased by her husband, Nibert; son, Tom, and granddaughter, Cindy Harla. Our love and heartfelt thanks to Melvina's granddaughter, Judi, for her loving care. Cremation has taken place under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Spryfield (477-5601). By request, there will be no visitation. A memorial service in memory of Melvina will be held on Tuesday, April 22, at 2 p.m. in St. James United Church, Sambro, with Rev. Ellen Wilson as clergy. A reception will follow the service in the church hall. A private family burial will take place in St. James United Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate remembrances to the Victorian Order of Nurses or a charity of one's choice. Words of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting: www.walkerfh.com


BINKS, Wilena Mary - age 83
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Passed away April 5, 2008, at home. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Mary (Marriott) Elkins. Lena was a past secretary of the Ladies Guild at St. Philip's Anglican Church. She is survived by her husband, Gordon; cousins, Wayne (Shirley) McKay, Middleton; Allen (Anita) McKay, Antigonish; Isabel (Peter) Peterson, Halifax; Carol Grantham, Halifax; Florence (Chris) Collings, Toronto; Margaret Mazur, Toronto; Nancy (Bill) Bracket, Halifax; James (Jean) Marriott, Timberlea. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in St. Philip's Anglican Church, Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Philip's Anglican Church.

Transcriber's note: Wilena was the granddaughter of Samuel & Selina (Sheppard) Elkins of Ladle Cove, Fogo District. Her father, Arthur William Elkins, was born at Southern Arm in 1890 and died in Halifax in 1954 and is buried in Fairview Cemetery. Wilena married Gordon William Binks in 1947 in Toronto. Gordon died just two months after Wilena, on June 3, 2008 at the age of 84 years.
(Contributed by Linda Elkins Schmitt)


BOONE, Joseph
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 22, 2008
BOONE, Joseph
- 78, Digby, passed away peacefully on April 19, 2008, in Digby Hospital. He was born in South River, N.L., on September 5, 1929, to the late Alfred and Beatrice Boone. As a young man Joe fished off Spotted Island, Labrador, and helped make barrels with his grandfather until he came to the mainland where he joined the navy and had a full career. After retirement he worked for the Digby Post office. All who knew him enjoyed his sense of humour. Joe will be sadly missed by his loving and supportive wife of 56 years, Winnifred (Daley); son, Mark (Wendy) Brookside; grandsons, Antony and Adam; brother, Melvin, N.L.; many other extended family members. Joe was predeceased by brothers, Ebenezara and Lawton; sisters, Emmie and Elsie. Cremation has taken place with care and assistance of Serenity Funeral Home & Crematorium. No flowers or visitation by request. A funeral service will be held Saturday, April 26, at 2 p.m. in Digby Baptist Church, Rev. Donald Robertson officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Donations to Digby Hospital Palliative Care or Victorian Order of Nurses.


CAINES, Muriel Maria
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 8, 2008
CAINES, Muriel Maria
- 94, Halifax, passed away April 5, 2008, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in Norris Point, N.L., she was a member of Trinity Anglican Church. She was a widow at the young age of 36 and raised seven children. Surviving are daughters, Isabel (Stanley) Warren, Dartmouth; Marina (Eldon) Snow, Sackville; Nancy (Brian) Cole, Dartmouth; Mary (Hedley) LeDrew, Ottawa; Jacqueline (Ping) Wong, Dutch Settlement; sons, Arthur Caines, Moncton; Gordon Caines, Norris Point, N.L.; brother-in-law, Gerald Codner, Halifax; sisters-in-law, Gertie Bugden and Mabel (Gus) Oldford, both of Newfoundland; 16 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by father, John Bugden; mother, Isabel (Northcott) Bugden; husband, Gordon Sidney Caines who passed away in 1949; sisters, Amelia Roberts, Sarah King, Mary Codner and Elizabeth Bugden; brothers, Thomas Bugden and William Bugden. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 10, both in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, Rev. Stephen Ashton officiating. Burial at a later date in Newfoundland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada or a charity of choice. E-mail condolences to: condolences.snow@ns.aliantzinc.ca


CURWIN, Autumn Rose Michelle
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 9, 2008
CURWIN, Autumn Rose Michelle
- Precious daughter of Terri Cole and Josh Curwin, and beloved sister of Austin Curwin, all of Mount Uniacke, was delivered into God's loving embrace on April 6, 2008, in IWK Health Centre, Halifax. Autumn will be forever cherished by nanny Diana and grampy Dave, St. John's, N.L.; nanny, Danitia and papa, Michael Curwin, Mount Uniacke; great-nanny, Joan Cole, Lower Sackville; great-grandparents, Corrine and William Curwin, Dartmouth. Autumn will also be remembered by aunt, Toni Cole, St. John's, N.L.; uncle, John and auntie, Laurie Curwin, Oromocto, N.B., and cousins, Makayla, Michael, Jenna, Timmy and Julie. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 11, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Rev. Elaine Walcott officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Donations in memory of Autumn may be made to IWK Health Centre Foundation. Terri and Josh express their sincere appreciation to the IWK Health Centre and especially their gifted nurses Angie and Cathy, the Fetal Assessment and Birth Unit teams for all their gifted, supportive interventions. On-line condolences: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


DODGE, Philip George
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 24, 2008
DODGE, Philip George
- 85, Halifax, passed away peacefully, at home on April 23, 2008, comforted by his loving wife, Lillian. Philip was born in English Harbour East, N.L. He was a son of the late Alice (Thornhill) and William Dodge. Philip was employed at the Halifax School Board for 30 years. He was a beloved husband, uncle, "poppy", and dad to so many. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Lillian (Pope); also his many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; also Gerald Crant, and Mike and Debbie Poirier, who were truly like sons and a daughter; granddaughter, Crystal Crant, Stephanie and Nicole Poirier. Philip was predeceased by his only brother, Thomas, and his godchild, Sandra Crant. He gave freely and wholeheartedley of himself to those lucky enough to have known him. His gentle smile and warm-heartedness will leave a void for his loved ones left behind. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, in St. James Anglican Church, Joseph Howe Drive. Special thanks to the palliative care team. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences to: condolences.snow@ns.aliantzinc.ca


FRANK (Hillier), Margaret Ruth
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 29, 2008
FRANK (Hillier), Margaret Ruth
- 76, Halifax, passed away peacefully on April 27, 2008. It is with humility Ruth's family announces her passing to the other side into the presence of He who makes all things possible. Ruth was born in Taylor's Bay (Lamaline), N.L., on July 9, 1931. She was a daughter of the late Augustus Albert and Dinah (Hillier) Hillier; she was the 10th of 17 children.

Ruth embraced her roles in life with joy and passion. Her legacy and influence have made a difference and will make a difference for generations to come; she led by example. Ruth loved her career as a professional food service employee. Her happiest times were her days as the chef/manager of the City Club, owner/operator of the Cozy Corner Snack Bar and in later years, her role as a caterer. A reputation of integrity was her greatest asset.

Ruth is survived by six of her children, William E. (Ellen), Cole Harbour; Elizabeth MacIntosh (Roddy), Sackville; Barry, Dartmouth; Dawn Pardoe (Peter), Sackville; Bobby, Halifax, and Kathy, Halifax. In addition, she is survived by siblings Jack, Halifax; Etta Hillier, Ontario; Mable Bolt, Newfoundland; Emma Hunt, Ontario; Clara Tibbs, N.L.; Violet Hann, Ontario, and she leaves her mark and love with 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and countless friends as well as members of her extended family. Ruth was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, William Garfield; her daughter, Donna, and son, Glenn. She was also predeceased by siblings, Edgar, Susannah, Polly, Eva, Augustus A., Lillian, Millie, Augustus, Sheila, and Jean. There will be a gathering of family and friends to celebrate Ruth's life on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Snow's Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. A memorial service under the direction of Rev. Stephen Ashton, with Dr. Rev. Dennis Andrews conducting, will be held in Trinity Church, Cogswell Street, Halifax, commencing at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 2. Burial will take place after the service; cremation has already taken place. Ruth's family wishes to express heartfelt gratitude to the many caregivers and friends who assisted their mother during this last while. Special thanks are offered to Stevens Hall and Northwood Centre, with particular applause for those who work 4C - you understand grace. Donations, if so desired, may be made to any of the following, Northwood Foundation, The Salvation Army, Trinity Anglican Church, causes which she believed in and supported by example. E-mail condolences to: condolences.snow@ns.aliantzinc.ca


GOSSE, Bass
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 11, 2008
GOSSE, Bass - 1938 - 2008
. After a courageous battle with multiple myeloma, Bass Gosse of Glenwood, N.B., beloved husband of Thelma Lourie-Gosse, passed away peacefully in Saint John Regional Hospital on April 8, 2008. Born on Bell Island, N.L., Bass was the eldest son of the late William and Winnifred (Butler) Gosse. Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, William Bass Gosse, Victoria, B.C.; brothers, Jack (Joan), Public Landing, N.B.; Robert (Donna), Glenwood; Boyd (Barbara), Nova Scotia; Barry (Jackie), Calgary, Alta.; sisters, Doreen Jackman (Peter), Toronto, Ont.; Violet Stanley (Harold), Newfoundland; Joan Purcell (Ted), Nova Scotia; Judy Stapleton (Tom), Newfoundland; Donna Hill (Ron), Nova Scotia; Brenda Byrne-Richard (Doug), Nova Scotia; Sandra Gosse, Newfoundland; Anna Lafreniere (Gilbert), Nova Scotia. He will also be greatly missed by his sister-in-law, Frances Lourie, Middleton; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and sister, Daphne.

Bass was a proud member of the Canadian Armed Forces having served with the PPCLI on various bases in Western Canada and Germany as well as two Peacekeeping Tours in Cyprus. After retirement from the regular forces he joined the 31 Service Battalion in Saint John and served as a Battalion RSM. Although always a true Newfoundlander at heart, Bass enjoyed his home on the beautiful Saint John River. Noted for his wit, he loved life and laughter. He was a member of Greenwich Branch 87, Royal Canadian Legion.

Arrangements are under the care of Brenan's Bay View Select Community Funeral Home, 1461 Manawagonish R., Saint John, (506) 634-7425. There will not be any visitation. A memorial service will be held in Bay View Chapel on Saturday, April 12, at 2 p.m. A reception will follow immediately after the service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Oncology Unit of Saint John Regional Hospital, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, the Leslie E. Bruce Environmental Scholarship at University of New Brunswick, or any charity of choice. Condolences to the family may be made through: www.bayviewfh.com. Thelma wishes to thank the medical staff, whose professional dedication helped Bass sustain a quality of life for so many years. Thank you to the extra-mural nurses, Dr. Sean Dolan and the Oncology staff, both in the clinic and 5AS, as well as the Day Hospital staff; also the Hematology Unit, VG Site, QEII, Halifax, in particular Dr. Darrell White, and of course Dr. Robert Webb, who always had time.
"To live in the hearts of those you leave behind is not to die."


GRANDY, Thomas Richard
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 12, 2008
GRANDY, Thomas Richard
- 89, Halifax, passed away April 9, 2008, in Maplestone Enhanced Care. Born in Grand Bank, N.L., he was a son of the late Stephen and Bethania (Francis) Grandy. Tom was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the Merchant Navy 1940-1945. He was employed with the RCMP as a carpenter for 20 years later working 20 years with Public Works as a shop foreman until his retirement. Tom is survived by his wife, Gladys (Russell); children, Don (Brenda), Eastern Passage; Ches (Donna), Tatamagouche; Debbie, Scarborough, Ont.; Sharon (Bobby), South Rawdon; John (Bonnie), Halifax, and grandchildren, Timothy, Stephen, Laura and Kristy. He was predeceased by brothers, Max, Len and Roy, and grandson, Don. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Monday, April 14, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in Atlantic Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or IWK Health Centre Foundation. On-line condolences may be made at: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


HANCOCK, Wayne Murdock
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 3, 2008
HANCOCK, Wayne Murdock
- 53, Upper Branch Road, Auburndale, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2008, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Picadilly Head, N.L., he was a son of the late Robert and Muriel (McIsaac) Hancock. Over the years, Wayne worked as a fisherman out of the port of Lunenburg, fishing with Deep Sea Trawlers, Adams and Knickle Ltd. and Clearwater. For a number of years he worked with Mersey Foods, Liverpool, and at the recycling facility in Whynott's Settlement. He was a member of St. Nobert's Roman Catholic Church, Lunenburg. Wayne was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, fishing, spending time with family and friends, and playing his guitar.

He will be missed by so many. Wayne is survived by his loving wife, Marlene; son, Robbie (Annette) Hancock, Upper LaHave; stepson, Bobbie Laffin, Blockhouse; sisters, Mary "Mona" (Jeff Roy), Bridgewater; Wanda (Vernon) Bush, Lunenburg; Ann (Craig) Corkum, Lunenburg; brothers, Harry (Lila), Rose Bay; Allan, Fortune, N.L.; Calvin (Peggy), Chester Basin; Glen (Geraldine), Bridgewater; mother-in-law, Marjorie Murphy; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Sheila, and two infant sisters. Friends are invited to share their memories of Wayne with his family during visitation in Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Highway 3, Lunenburg, on Friday 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass to celebrate Wayne's life will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Norbert's Roman Catholic Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Andrzej Wojciechowski officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the family or to the Canadian Cancer Society. www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca


HARNUM-GRAHAM, Kimberley Ann
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 3, 2008
HARNUM-GRAHAM, Kimberley Ann
- 33, Truro, and formerly of Upper Stewiacke, passed away in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, on March 31, 2008. Born in St. John's, N.L., she was the daughter of Leslie and Jennie (Mugford) Graham, Upper Stewiacke. Surviving are infant son, Nathan Riley; her partner, Ferlin Wagner; stepdaughters, Kaylee and Madeline, all of Truro; brother, Mark; stepbrothers, Brad and Derrek, all of Alberta; grandmother, Thelma Sharp, St. John's; special aunt, Freddie, Yarmouth; many aunts, uncles and cousins in Newfoundland; many, many friends, both in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, especially Erin, Terry and Jessa. Visitation will be held today from 7-9 p.m. and funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m., both in Springside United Church, Rev. Natalie Buchanan-Rutherford officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Proven Cemetery, Burnside. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Co-operative, Upper Musquodoboit.


HENDRICAN, Oliva Hazel
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 25, 2008
HENDRICAN, Oliva Hazel
- 72, resident of the town of Pictou, passed from this world in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, in the early morning of April 24, 2008. After a strong and graceful battle with heart and lung disease, peacefully in her sleep, she was delivered into the arms of her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Home at last. Born in Robinsons, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Leona (Shears) Legge. Beloved and devoted wife of the late J.E. "Ernie" Hendrican, she lived most of her life in the town of Pictou, where she devoted herself to her family and her "calling" in this life, bringing joy and hope to others in need, both at the Children's Training Centre, working with handicapped children, and North Shore Drug Dependency, as an addictions counselor. The lives she touched with her love and compassion are innumerable. She was the best mom, and she will be lovingly remembered always by her daughters, Jo-Ann (Kevin) Kiley, Ontario; Shelly Hendrican, Ontario; and son, Dan (Diane), Nova Scotia; and cherished "Nanny" to Simon, Ben, and Jana. Olive is also survived by brothers, Garland, Austin and Godden; sisters, Millie, Viola, Neatha and their families. She was predeceased by her brothers, Westin, Vernon and Robert. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday in Christian Fellowship Church, 489 Abercrombie Rd., New Glasgow, with Rev. David Campbell officiating. A reception will follow. Burial will be in Stella Maris Cemetery, Pictou. Donations in her memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or The Lung Association. Heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Soliman and Deborah Hosking for their care of our mother, and to Dr. Farrell, and the Palliative Care Unit at Aberdeen Hospital for their compassion and kindness demonstrated.
"Weeping may last through the night; but joy comes with the morning". Psalm 30:5


HOWSE, Mildred Nina
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 28, 2008
HOWSE, Mildred Nina
- Formerly of Mount Pearl and Glovertown, N.L., passed peacefully away on Friday, April 25, 2008, in Escasoni Nursing Home at the age of 91 years old. She will be sadly missed by her husband of 60 years, Douglas Stewart Howse; sons, Keith (Diane), Mount Pearl; Douglas Jr., St. John's; Barbara Schmeisser (Bob), Halifax; grandchildren, Scott Schmeisser (Ceri), Montreal, Que.; Shaun Schmeisser (Denise), Halifax; Allyson Howse, Halifax; Leslie Howse, South Korea; Fondly remembered by brothers, Lloyd Howse (Faye), Toronto, Ont.; Charles Howse (Frances), St. John's, N.L.; brother-in-law, Charles Howse, Corner Brook, N.L.; sisters-in-law, Doris Howse, Ontario; Vera Howse, Glovertown, N.L.; a large number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Gwen, Pearl and Francis; brother, Rev. John Howse. Special thanks to the staff of 2 East and West of Escasoni Nursing Home for their care and support. Cremation has taken place. Visitation was held in Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Ave., St. John's, NL A1E 1J9, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place today at 10:30 a.m. in First United Church, Mount Pearl. A private interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mildred's memory may be made to Epilepsy Association of Newfoundland or a charity of choice. To sign the memorial guest book please visit: www.barretts.ca


HUTCHINGS, James Mark "Jim"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 19, 2008
HUTCHINGS, James Mark "Jim"
- Retired CNR, St. John's, N.L., passed peacefully away in Ocean View Manor, Eastern Passage, on April 9, 2008, after a valiant battle with cancer in his 81st year. Formerly of St. John's, N.L., he was the last surviving family member of Henry Hutchings (Spaniard's Bay, N.L.) and Muriel (Benson) (Harbour Grace, N.L.). Jim was predeceased in 1993 by his loving wife of 42 years, Margaret (Daley). Jim is survived by his devoted companion, Kay Myra; his children, Pauline, Toronto; Wally (Mary), Ottawa; Elaine Furlong (Tom), Bedford; Doreen (Ron Dingwell), Bedford, as well as grandchildren, Geoff, Meg, Tommy, Adam, Chris and Becky. He is also survived by relatives and friends in Newfoundland and Ontario, and of course his many good friends at the Legion. Donations may be made to Ocean View Manor Foundation, P.O. Box 130, Eastern Passage, NS B3G 1M4 or to the Palliative Care Unit of QEII Health Sciences Centre, QEII HSC Foundation Office, 1278 Tower Rd., Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9. Our family would like to thank the staff of both the manor and QEII Health Sciences Centre for their compassionate care during Jim's illness over the past year. A memorial service will be held in Jim's honour and remembrance in All Saints Anglican Church, 1408 Bedford Highway at 11 a.m. on April 26, followed by inurnment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville.
His wit will be missed. As loved our fathers, so we love, Where once they stood we stand Their prayer we raise to heaven above, God guard thee, Newfoundland.


LARGE (Pardy), Anne Elizabeth
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 3, 2008
LARGE (Pardy), Anne Elizabeth
- Born in Grand Bank, N.L., on December 14, 1923, passed away peacefully in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, on Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at the age of 84. Besides her parents, Eli and Gussie Pardy, she was predeceased by her husband, Edward "Eddie" (1984); daughter, Dianne (2007); sisters, Dorothy, Irene, Frances, Lillian, Marjorie, and brother, George. Annie is survived by sons, Michael (Sylvia), Dartmouth; Sean, Houston, Tex.; grandson, Nathan, Fort McMurray, Alta.; sister, Vera Moulton, Chatham, Ont.; many nieces and nephews in Newfoundland and Ontario.

Her happiest years were spent crisscrossing the country from Halifax to Victoria during husband Eddie's 25 year naval career. He retired in 1967 and in 1969, they moved back to her hometown of Grand Bank, N.L. There, she was the first woman to be elected to the town council; she was also on the Newfoundland & Labrador Performing Arts Council and contributed in many other ways to her community. In 1981, they left Newfoundland and moved to Bridgetown until Edward's passing, after which she moved to Dartmouth to be nearer to son, Michael.

The Large family would like to thank the staff of the Emergency Department and 3 East floor of Dartmouth General Hospital as well as the staff of the Halifax Infirmary floors 6.2 and 8.2, family physician Dr. Heather MacKinnon, the nurses at VON including Tammy, who was especially caring, Daniel Poirier of Medical Pro (she loved your gentlemanly manner), and the various paramedics over the past three weeks for your care during transport to and from hospital. Michael and Sylvia would also like to thank their many friends, family, neighbours and coworkers for their love and support during their Mom's time of illness - you shared our pain and gave us strength. Memorial service to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the QEII Foundation.
Mom, you were small but mighty. Your quick wit and sharp mind kept everyone who met you on their toes. Our lives will forever be saddened because you're gone and you will be greatly missed.


LEIGHTS, Alice
The Chronicle Herald, halifax, April 7, 2008
LEIGHTS, Alice
- Bedford, passed over to the arms of our Heavenly Father on April 5, 2008, in the VG Site, QEII, surrounded by her loving family. Born on July 21, 1925, in Belleoram, N.L., to the late Ursula (Savory) and John Dodge, she was the cherished mother of John and Gary and daughter-in-law, Linda. Alice was a long-time, faithful member of the Newfoundland Club and All Saints Anglican Church. She was a vibrant, strong, courageous and loving woman with a wonderful sense of humor. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends, including sister, Phoebe Keefe, Ecum Secum; brothers, Harold (Triffie), Halifax; Frank (Lucy), Belleoram; nieces, Donna Oickle (Stephen), Sandra Canning (Alfred), Phoebe Duban, Edith, Diane, Christine and Sharon Dodge; nephews, Bernie and Barry Keefe, Harold, Glen, Mike, Frank, Curtis and Bruce Dodge. She was a special nana to Stephanie, Colin, Kyle, Shaelyn and Kaylee. Alice was predeceased by her husband, Joseph "Joe", an infant daughter; brother, Abraham; sisters, Vera and Margaret. A celebration of Alice's life will be held in J.A. Snow Funeral Home Chapel, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, on Tuesday, April 8, at 10 a.m. with reception to follow. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Alice's memory to All Saints Anglican Church Memorial Fund, Bedford. On-line condolences may be sent to: condolences.snow@ns.aliantzinc.ca


MacCALLUM (Layte), Phenie Patience
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 2, 2008
MacCALLUM (Layte), Phenie Patience
- Halifax, passed away peacefully, April 29, 2008, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. She was born in Boyds Cove, N.L., a daughter of the late Arthur and Alice (Combden) Layte. She is survived by her second husband, Clarence Martell and his family; sons, John (Joann), Burke (Celeste); daughters, Helen (Zopito), Harriet (Darryl); brother, James Layte, Newfoundland; several nieces and nephews; grandchildren, Laura, Andy, Robby, Barry, Michael, and Matthew; great-grandchildren, Dustin, James, Allister, and Jessica. She was predeceased by her first husband, Allister, our beloved father, and several brothers and sisters. Cremation has taken place. Visitation with the family will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., where a memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 3, at 10 a.m., with interment in Christ Church Cemetery in Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation, Halifax Chapter, or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Special thanks are extended to the medical, nursing, social work and palliative care staff at 8.4. Also, thanks to the staff of Continuing Care Nova Scotia, Red Cross, Comcare and VON.


MATHESON, Ruby Ann
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 26, 2008
MATHESON, Ruby Ann
- 53, Halifax, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Thursday, April 24, 2008, surrounded by the love of her family. Born in Port-aux-Basques, N.L., Ruby was a daughter of Robert and Shirley (Butler) Bragg, Newfoundland. Most recently, Ruby had been employed with Manulife Financial as an administrative assistant. She had previously been employed with the Nova Scotia Barristers Society, the Nova Scotia Highway Worker's Union, and the TD Bank, where she met her soul mate, Ken.

Ruby loved her family dearly, and will fondly be remembered for always putting others ahead of herself. She was a woman of great faith in Christ, and was very active with home bible studies. Having been married June 17, 1980, she is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Kenneth "Ken". She is also survived by her cherished daughter, Stacey Matheson, Halifax; her parents, Robert and Shirley Bragg, Port-aux-Basques, N.L.; brother, Jack Bragg (Rose-Lee), Lower Sackville; her sister, Cindy Holthaus (Ronald), Colorado Springs, Colo.; her nieces and nephews, especially Nikki "Peanut" and Danny (Shannon), as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins. By Ruby's request, cremation has taken place under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield (477-5601). A memorial service will be held in memory of Ruby on Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m. in New Covenant Ministries, 110 Thorne Ave., Dartmouth. Family flowers only by request, in lieu, donations may be made to the Oncology Unit, Dixon Centre, QEII, 1278 Tower Rd., Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9. Words of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting: www.walkerfh.com


MORRIS, Alexander James "Jim"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 16, 2008
MORRIS, Alexander James "Jim"
- It is with great sadness we announce that Alexander James "Jim" Morris, 85, of Lunenburg passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, April 14, 2008, in Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born in Corbin, N.L., he was the son of the late David and Caroline Morris. Jim was a fisherman all of his working life, working with Scotia Trawlers and Deep Sea Trawlers, retiring in 1985. He was a member of St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg. Family was always very near and dear to his heart, and their home a welcoming and friendly place for family and friends. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Susan, whom he affectionately called "Honey"; daughters, Amy (Ralph) Strowbridge, Debbie (Wallace) Hall, both of Lunenburg; sons, Jimmy (Sheila), Lunenburg; Philip (Geraldine), Garden Lots; Angus (Patsy), Spectacle Lake; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; their extended family, Angus and Marie Savory, Heckman's Island, who were always there for him. Jim was predeceased by son, David; sisters, Debbie Cluett and Dorothy Tibbo. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Highway 3, Lunenburg. Memorial service in celebration of Jim'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 Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. Flowers from the immediate family only. Memorial donations may be made to St. John's Anglican Church or a charity of choice. www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca


ORGAN, William Henry "Bill"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 1, 2008
ORGAN, William Henry "Bill"
- 79, Halifax, passed away April 29, 2008, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born on Burnt Islands, N.L., he was a son of the late John and Elizabeth (Hinks) Organ. He was the last surviving member of his family. Dad enjoyed our annual trips to the valley in the summer for strawberries and the fall for apples. A familiar sight to all the neighbourhood was Bill walking his golden retriever "Hannah". He was a resident of Fairview for 46 years and an active member of St. John's Anglican Parish. He was his grandchildren's number one fan, be it hockey, baseball, dance recitals or theatre productions. He is survived by daughters, Cindy (Bruce) Sampson Fleet, Cathie (Dave) LeBlanc, Halifax; son, Danny, Halifax; grandchildren, Craig, Joey, Melissa, and Jillian. He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Eleanor (Bowes); sisters, Alma Riles, Hilda Roze, Clara Boam, Sinai Newton; brother, Job Organ. Visitation Friday, May 2, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home, 2032 Robie St. Funeral service in Cruikshank's Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday, Rev. Carson Baxter officiating. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. E-mail condolences to the family at: condolences.cruikshank@ns.aliantzinc.ca  www.MeM.com


PITCHER, Captain Dan
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 25, 2008
PITCHER, Captain Dan
- 84, Windsor, Hants Co., formerly of Halifax, passed peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Wednesday, April 23, 2008, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in Wandsworth, Newfoundland, he was a son of the late Matthew and Winnifred (Paul) Pitcher. Dan was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to all. He left school at an early age to go fishing with his grandfather. Dan left Newfoundland in 1946 to begin his journey toward becoming a sea captain. During his fishing career he traveled to many different fishing villages including Mulgrave and Louisbourg, where he raised his loving family. He also had the opportunity to travel to Holland to bring back the Cape Dauphin fishing vessel for the National Sea Products Company. Dan was the top highliner for many years. He later worked for IMP for many years and then went back to work as a captain on the Alfred Needler research boat for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Dan and Mae spent many years in Halifax, retiring to Windsor, where they had resided for the last three years. In his spare time, Dan enjoyed doing needlepoint making sure that all of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren had one, and was currently working on one for his newest great-granddaughter.

Dan is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former Mae Clark; daughters, Flora (Eli), Wanda (Vincent), Masie (John); grandchildren, Norman (Elizabeth), Rob (Sharron), Terrance (Lisa), Sheldon (Trudy), John-Matthew (Elizabeth), Candace (Brad), Melissa (Mason), James, Jamie (Joe); great-grandchildren, Brandon, Christian, Madison, Page, Liam, Parker, and Ava; brother, Capt. Joe (Janet) Pitcher; sisters, Winnie (Harry) and twins, Ruth and Grace. Dan was predeceased by his daughter, and namesake, Danna; sisters, Edna in infancy and Edna. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lohnes Funeral Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317), where the family will receive visitors from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, in Lohnes Funeral Service Chapel, Rev. Jeffrey White officiating. A reception will follow in the funeral home's Elmcroft Reception Centre followed by a private family interment in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill. Flowers are welcome or donations in memory of Dan may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 5826 South St., Suite 1, Halifax, NS B3H 1S6, or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, 5161 George St., 7th Floor, Halifax, NS B3J 1M7. Private messages of condolence may be made in the "Guest Book" at: www.familycare.ca


POOLE, Olive
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 15, 2008
POOLE, Olive
- 92, Lower Sackville, wife of the late Reuben Poole, passed away peacefully on her birthday, Sunday, April 13, 2008, in 7 Centre, Northwood Enhanced Care, Halifax. Born in Garnish, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Morgan and Margaret (Grandy) Grandy. Olive was a woman of quiet wisdom who was satisfied with the simple things in life. Her family was what mattered most to her. Since Reuben's death in 1992, she had lived in Nova Scotia with her daughter, Margaret and grandson Aaron. She was a woman of great strength who never gave up. She is survived by son, Charles Poole (Barbara), Markham, Ont.; daughter, Margaret Poole, Lower Sackville; very special niece, Brenda Ryan (Derek); brother, Charlie Grandy, Garnish, N.L.; sister, Lorraine Lawrence, Bedford; grandchildren, Aaron Francis, Bradley Poole, Lorraine Martin, and Richard Martin; great-grandchildren, Brandon Poole and Justin Martin. Olive is also survived by her friend, Morgan, who was the love of her life. She was predeceased by her husband, Reuben Poole; sisters, Jenny Dobbin, Esther Newport, Frances Hatch, and Lara Grandy. A special thank you to Dr. Connidis at the Transitional Care Unit, VG Site, QEII. Sincere thanks to the staff of 7 Centre at Northwood for their loving care- you are indeed a special group of people. Resting in J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Spryfield (477-5601), where visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 16, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jim Anderson officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in Markham, Ont. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate remembrances to Northwood Foundation, 2615 Northwood Terrace, Halifax, NS (902.454.3378), e-mail: information@nwood.ns.ca    Words of comfort may be sent to the family at: www.walkerfh.com


ROSE, Willis
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 14, 2008
ROSE, Willis
- 73, Halifax, formerly of Canso, passed away suddenly Friday, April 11, 2008, in Canso. Born in LaPoile Bay, N.L., he was a son of the late Bill MacDonald and Maize Rose. He served as the Chief Engineer on the draggers out of Canso, Mulgrave and Port Bickerton. Willis was a member of All Saints Anglican Church, Canso. He is survived by his wife, Pauline (Richardson); daughters, Melda (Zvonko) Blazevic, Janet Richards, both of Halifax; Tanya (Steve) Wittig, Vancouver, B.C.; sons, Doug (Laura), Tom (Patsy), both of Canso; sister, Florence Francis, Rose Blanche, Newfoundland; mother-in-law, Blanche Richardson, Canso. Also left to mourn are grandchildren, Matthew, Beth, Wendy, Lezlie, Stephen, Dalton; four great-grandchildren; three nephews, and two nieces. Willis was predeceased by two nephews; one niece; his feline friend, Precious. There will be no visitation. Funeral service 11 a.m. today in All Saints Anglican Church, Canso, with Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial at a later date. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations in memory of Willis may be made to your favourite charity. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso. We would like to express our sincere thanks to the paramedics and Canso RCMP Detachment for all there help. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com


SPENCER, Henry
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 13, 2008
SPENCER, Henry
- 71, Dartmouth, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2008, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Port Aux Basques, N.L., he was the son of the late Stephen Spencer and Emma Butt. He was Administrative Assistant for Canadian National Marine. He is survived by his wife, Josephine (Strickland); sons, Myles, Barrie, Ont.; Michael, Antrim; grandchildren, Julie, Karen, Adam, Amy; great-grandchild, Kaniah; sister, Pauline (Lorinzo), Port Aux Basques, N.L.; brothers, Ross, Port Aux Basques; Pat (Mary), North Sydney; Frank (Carol-Ann), Moncton; Robert (Gloria), and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Sydney, George, Steve; sisters, Eileen, Ruth, and stepfather, Frank Matthews. Cremation has taken place under the direction of A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home. There will be no visitation by request of the family. Memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. today in Holy Trinity Church, Dartmouth. A committal service will be held at a later date in Newfoundland. On-line guest book may be signed at: www.mem.com


TAYLOR, Elizabeth Ann "Doll"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 15, 2008
TAYLOR, Elizabeth Ann "Doll"
- 87, Halifax, passed away April 13, 2008, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born on June 13, 1920, in Belleoram, N.L., she was a daughter of the late John and Rebecca Poole. Aunt Doll, as she was known to many, was an avid bingo player, enjoyed knitting and getting together with friends and family. She will be greatly missed by her sons, John Robert "Bob" (Faye), Henry (Janet); daughter, Rebecca Maloney; brother, Matthew Poole; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; dear cousins, Lenie Gould and Julie Baker; close friend, Lillian Gallant, and all her friends at Gordon B. Isnor Manor. She was predeceased by husband, Henry William Taylor; brother, John; sisters, Mary and Hazel. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 16, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd. Funeral to take place on Thursday, April 17, at 10:30 a.m. in St. George's Anglican Church, 2222 Brunswick St. Internment to follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, St. George's Anglican Church or a charity of choice. Family flowers only are requested. On-line condolences may be made at: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


THOMPSON, Alma M.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 2, 2008
THOMPSON, Alma M
. - 88, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully in Dartmouth General Hospital on March 29, 2008. Born in Burin North, N.L., in 1919, she was a daughter of the late George and Susannah Brushett. Alma was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great great-grandmother. Surviving are daughters, Shirley Chmielewski, British Columbia; Gloria Day, Mount Uniacke; sons, George Thompson and Ken Thompson, Dartmouth; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren, who love and miss her dearly. Cremation has taken place. A memorial gathering will be held from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 5, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, followed by burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Donations in Alma's memory may be made to a charity of choice. E-mail condolences to: condolences.snow@ns.aliantzinc.ca

 

 

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