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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
August 2008

 

CAINES, Otto Gordon
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, September 3, 2008
CAINES, Otto Gordon
- 72, Lake Echo, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 31, 2008, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Born in Burgeo, N.L., he was a son of the late Emmanuel and Sarah Caines. He is survived by his loving wife, Jocelyn; stepsons, Blaine Thurber (Tara) and Chris Thurber, Dartmouth. He will be sadly missed by stepgrandson, Connor; stepgranddaughter, Kyla, and best friend, John. Otto also leaves to mourn sisters, Dulcie Loucks, Victoria; Agnes Engram, Halifax; brothers, Cyril (Mary), Annapolis Royal; Milton (Johanna), Dartmouth. He was predeceased by sisters, Mamie, Violet, Lelia, and Hilda.

Otto served with the Canadian Armed Forces (Navy) for 25 years. He worked for several years with the offshore oil industry, followed by working for Penhorn Mall maintenance until his retirement in 1996. Family and friends were first and foremost in Otto's life and he often enjoyed gatherings with music and a little good cheer. His love of the outdoors included fishing and hunting with his many friends at Mooseland. He also enjoyed travelling, wood carving, darts and gardening. Cremation has taken place. Visiting will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Funeral service will be held in St. Augustine's Anglican Church, 2 Ponderosa Dr., Lake Echo, on Thursday, September 4, at 2 p.m., Rev. Debra Burleson officiating, with reception to follow in the church hall. Burial will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice. On-line condolences available at: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


DeLONG, Gertrude Agnes
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 4, 2008
DeLONG, Gertrude Agnes
- 88, Shubenacadie, passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2008, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Harbour Grace, N.L., she was a daughter of Charles and Mary (Griffin) O'Keefe. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Herbert; daughters, Caroline (Laurence) Hamilton, Shubenacadie; Patricia DeLong, Halifax; son, John (Patricia Sweet) DeLong, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Neil Hamilton, Mark Hamilton, Michelle Corning, Jennifer Solomon, Christopher Boutilier, Angela Arsenault, Sarah DeLong and Matthew DeLong, as well as eight great-grandchildren. Gertrude was predeceased by grandson, Brian Hamilton; sisters, Frances O'Keefe, and Marie Shallow; brothers, Cyril O'Keefe, and Bernard O'Keefe. Visitation will be Tuesday 7-9 p.m., with prayer vigil service at 8 p.m., funeral mass Wednesday 11 a.m., all in St. Bridget's Church, Rev. Andrew Rembarcyzk officiating. Burial at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to St. Bridget's Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Co-operative, Upper Musquodoboit.


GALLANT, Charles Robert "Puppa Charlie"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 18, 2008
GALLANT, Charles Robert "Puppa Charlie"
- 74, Dartmouth, passed away August 16, 2008, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Woods Island, NL., he was the only child of the late John and Sophie Gallant. He worked with Standard Paving for 18 years. He loved to fish with his best friend, Leaman and had an avid interest in visiting old cemeteries. One of his favorite pastimes was to play "Auction 120" with his wife. He enjoyed spending time with his family who will miss him dearly. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Nina; daughters, Jessie (Kevin Marriott), Cecilia (Howard Jamieson), Millie (Randy Marion), Darlene (Rick Pye), Sharon (Kim Newcombe), and Kelly MacDonald; sons, Gordon (Tracey) Barnes and George (Sylvie) Barnes; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by daughters, Brenda Barnes and Florence Barnes; sons, Richard Barnes and Edward in infancy. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, August 19, at 2 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Donations may be made to the Oncology Unit 5A, VG Site, QEII. Special thanks to Danielle Worth from 5A, Puppa's "Navy Nurse", and Dr. Cwanja and staff of 5A, VG Site, QEII. E-mail condolences to: condolences.snow@ns.aliantzinc.ca


GRIFFITHS, Gerard
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 9, 2008
GRIFFITHS, Gerard
- 45, passed away suddenly on Thursday, August 7, 2008, in Halifax. Born in Freshwater, Placentia Bay, N.L. He was predeceased by his father, Leo, and his grandparents. He leaves to mourn his mother, Margaret; brothers, Leo, Ken, Dan, and Terry; sisters, Catherine (Douglas), Mary Lou (Pat), Diane (Jason); his niece, Michaela; his nephews, Kyle, Justin, Tyler, and Patrick; also the love of his life, common-law wife, Sandie Deveau; her daughter, Cathy, and grandchildren, Justin and Sarah-Lynn; a large group of family and friends in Halifax. Resting at Coombes Funeral Home, Placentia. Funeral mass will take place Monday, August 11, at 2 p.m. in Holy Rosary Church, Freshwater. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to his family. Cards are available at the funeral home. You are welcome to visit and sign the on-line guest book at: www.coombesfuneralhome.ca    There will be a celebration of his life for family and friends in Halifax at a later date.


HARDING, David Glen
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 5, 2008
HARDING, David Glen
- 42, Charlottetown, P.E.I., passed away suddenly on Friday, August 1, 2008, while on vacation in Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Que. Born in Norris Point, N.L., David was the youngest child of Don and Rosamond Harding of Bedford. David's passions in life were his family, friends, colleagues and students. David is survived by sons, Andrew (Meeghan) and Joshua, and their mother, Debbie; his parents, Donald and Rosamond Harding, Bedford; brothers, Wade Harding (Karen), Bedford; Dennis Harding (Lorraine), Cambridge, Ont.; sister, Glenda Eddy (Roger), Revelstoke, B.C.; father and mother-in-law, Ernest and Stella Bishop, Heart's Delight, N.L.; sister-in-law, Denise Noseworthy (Dave), Virginia, U.S.A.; brother-in-law, Gregory Bishop (Valerie), St. John's, N.L.

David was Program Manager of the Tourism and Culinary Centre of Holland College where he had worked for 12 years. David led a very active personal and professional life and was a member of numerous associations and boards. He was also in the process of completing his Masters of Business Administration. David was instrumental in establishing the Culinary Institute of Canada as one of the premiere culinary schools in the world.

He will be lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews, Vanessa (Matt Butler), Jessica, Zachary, Christopher (Heather), Tyler, Natasha, Bjorn, Ehren, Erika, and Nicholas, and grandnephew, Alexander. David's fun loving personality will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Resting in Cutcliffe Funeral Home, 33 Longworth Ave., Charlottetown, P.E.I. (Telephone 902-894-4433) until Wednesday afternoon, then transferred to Spring Park United Church for funeral service at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Donations can be made to the Charlottetown Bluephins Aquatic Club or a charity of your choice in memory of David. Visiting hours at the funeral home today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. On-line condolences may be made at: www.islandowned.ca


HATCH, Freeman John
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, September 2, 2008
HATCH, Freeman John
- 62, North Kingston. It's with great sadness we the family of Freeman John Hatch announce his passing August 30, 2008, at home in North Kingston. Born in Anderson's Cove, N.L., on May 22, 1946, he was the second son (third child) of Emma (Phillips) Hatch, Grand Bank, N.L., and the late Thomas Hatch. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Alice (McNutt); son, Paul, Calgary, Alta.; mother, Emma; sisters, Faye (George) Fizzard, Grand Bank, N.L.; Margaret (Howard) Wigney, St. John's, N.L. He was predeceased by his father, Thomas, and brother, Harvey. Freeman worked with the Canadian Coast Guard; the last years before retiring due to a medical disability were spent at the search and rescue life boat station in Burin, N.L. He loved music, dancing, woodworking, his weekly crib games at the Middleton legion, and was constantly staying busy doing odd jobs for himself and others. The family cats, Flossy and Molley, will miss him greatly and provided constant company to him during those hard days. Cremation has taken place and we will honour his request for no visitation or service. Remains will be returned to Newfoundland at a later date. Thanks to all those family, friends and neigbours who provided food, assistance and support during these hard days. We will always remember you for your kindness. Donations in memory may be made to your local SPCA or Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be made through: www.middletonfuneralhome.com


JOYCE, Barbara Jean
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 23, 2008
JOYCE, Barbara Jean
- LaHave, Lunenburg Co. Born in Botwood, N.L., in 1948, she passed away peacefully at home on August 20, 2008, after a strong battle with cancer that didn't cheat her of enjoying her family and friends throughout the journey. Barb was always active and involved with her community ranging from school activities during Tricia's formative years, stitching with the Cathedral Women in Halifax and the Armcrescent Bridge League to serving as church treasurer in LaHave, a member of the LaHave Fire Department Auxiliary, the LaHave River Quilters and the Historical Society. She was a talented craftsperson who painted, stitched, did calligraphy, a superb cook, a wonderful mother and grandmother and linguist who seldom failed to complete a New York Times crossword puzzle within 15 minutes. She was a daughter of Mrs. Maisie Rowe, Corner Brook, N.L. and the late Dr. W.D. Rowe. She is survived and will be tremendously missed by her husband, Dick in LaHave; her daughter, Tricia (Simon) Brassington, Stourport-on-Severn, England; her mother, Maisie in Corner Brook, N.L.; brother, Allan (Heather) Rowe, Bedford; brother, John (and partner Patricia) Rowe, Singapore; grandson, Sam Brassington and granddaughter, Eva Brassington; nieces and nephews, Andrew, Michael and Richard Joyce and Duncan, Gillian and Emily Rowe and her best friend, Szivi. A service to celebrate Barb's life in St. James Anglican Church, LaHave, will be held on Wednesday, August 27th, at 11 a.m., Rev. David Phillips officiating. There will be no visitation or flowers by request. Donations in Barb`s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be made by visiting: www.sweenysfuneralhome.com


LOWE, Bessie
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 25, 2008
LOWE, Bessie
- 96, Annapolis Royal, passed away August 21, 2008, in Annapolis Royal Nursing Home. Born in Ramea, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Susan (Warren) Giles. Bessie was a very active member of St. Luke's Anglican Church, the Cape Guild, and the Hospital Auxiliary. She loved to travel to see family and friends. She is survived by daughter, Norma (Ronald) Grant, Annapolis Royal; son, Wilfred (Glenda) Sitland, Tucson, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Lizzie Sitland; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Wilfred Sitland; second husband, Trueman Lowe; daughters, Jane (Paul) Morehouse, Vera (William) Cullen, Eileen (Keith) McMahon; son, Raymond (Betty) Sitland; sisters, Mary Baggs, Frances Bowles; brother, Matthew Giles. There will be no visitation by family request. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26, in St. Luke's Anglican Church, Annapolis Royal, with Canon Ken Vaughan and Rev. Ruby Todd officiating. Interment will be in Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax, on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal. Donations in Bessie's memory may be made to St. Luke's Anglican Church, P.O. Box 427, Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0; Canadian National Institute for the Blind Reading Program, 1929 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON M4G 3E8, or to a charity of one's choice. E-mail condolences may be sent to: KAULBACHFH@ns.aliantzinc.ca


MATTHEWS, Hilda Francis
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 24, 2008
MATTHEWS, Hilda Francis
- 78, Dartmouth, passed away August 22, 2008, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Burgeo, N.L., she was a daughter of the late John and Alice Caines. She worked at several nursing homes as a personal care worker and later at private home care. Surviving are daughters, Donna Lackey, Dianne Matthews, and Kathleen Matthews; sons, Terry (Heather) Matthews, Darrell (Suzanne) Matthews, all of Dartmouth; eight grandchildren, Cherie, Ottawa; Amber, Jennifer, Chantal, Michael, Nikki, Karen, and Tony, all of Dartmouth, and sister, Dorothy (Darrell) Williams. She was predeceased by her husband, Clayton; brothers, George and Cecil, and an infant sister. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where visitation will be held today from 7-9 p.m., and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, Rev. Arthur Snow officiating. Reception to follow. Donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Atlantic Division. On-line condolences may be made by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


PARSONS, Helen Theresa
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 13, 2008
PARSONS, Helen Theresa
- 81, Dartmouth, passed away on Monday, August 11, 2008, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in St. John's, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Michael and Anne (Flynn) Evans. Married for 56 years to Ches, her loving husband with whom she raised six children, Helen was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

In her younger years, Helen worked with the Department of Health and Welfare in St. John's, N.L. She was a caring and thoughtful person who greatly enjoyed playing bridge, gardening, taking long walks with her husband and was a member of the Stardusters Square Dance Club for many years. Her other hobbies included watching curling and figure skating and reading. Helen will be forever missed by all her family and friends.

Helen is survived by her husband, Chesley Robert; daughters, Brenda (Bob) Crann, Okotoks, Alta.; Janet Hall, Calgary, Alta.; Rozalyn Parsons, Calgary, Alta.; and Leslie (Steve) Moss, Novato, Calif.; sons, Ken (Fran), Scottsdale, Ariz.; Greg (Fiona), Ottawa, Ont.; brothers, Mike, Derm and Frank Evans; sisters, Mary Carter and Joan Power; grandchildren, Matt, Steve, Andrew, Sarah, Gavin, and Sheena-Helen. Helen is predeceased by brothers, Kevin and Bernard, and sister, Betty. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, August 14, at 11 a.m. in St. Thomas More Church, Dartmouth, Father Ronald Cairns officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences may be made by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


PENNY, G. Kevin, P.Eng.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 19, 2008
PENNY, G. Kevin, P.Eng
. - 83, Halifax, passed away peacefully in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, on Monday, August 18, 2008. Born in Ramea, N.L., on September 27, 1924, he was a son of the late Gordon and Mary Penny. He moved to Halifax when he was five years old. Kevin graduated from Saint Mary's University and later from Nova Scotia Technical College with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in 1947. He worked for Nova Scotia Light and Power and the Nova Scotia Power Corporation, from where he retired after 42 years of service. He was a life member of APENS and the Waegwoltic Club, as well as an active member of Canadian Martyrs Church. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carol Lee (Manson); daughter, Shari (Bill) Brooks; sons, Gregory (Kathy), Brian, Sean; brother, Ronald "John"; grandsons, Kevin, Steven and Colin Penny, and Matthew Brooks. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brother, Gerald. Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 20, from 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 21, in Canadian Martyrs Parish, Inglis Street, Halifax. Special thanks to Dr. Lorne Marsh, Dr. John Sullivan and the staff of the CVICU (5.1), Halifax Infirmary, QEII. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice. E-mail condolences to: condolences.snow@ns.aliantzinc.ca


PIKE, Elizabeth Ann
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 24, 2008
PIKE, Elizabeth Ann
- 55, Harbour Grace, N.L., passed away in Carbonear General Hospital, N.L., on Friday, August 22, 2008. She was predeceased by her father, Gerald Eugene Pike; parents-in-law, Donald and Helen Pike, and brothers-in-law, Alec Pinhorn and Clayton Sharpe. She leaves to mourn, her husband, Laurence; daughter, Lori (Andy) McDade, Brooklyn; son, Gerald, Mount Uniacke; grandchildren, Dustin and Amy; mother, Gladys Pike, Luxury Estates, Carbonear; brothers, Wade (Linda) Pike, Summerside, P.E.I.; Brian (Karen) Pike, Lewisporte, N.L.; sisters, Catherine Sharpe, Upper Island Cove, N.L.; Linda (Jellico) Gosse, Tilton, N.L.; brothers-in-law, James (Anie) Pike, Paul (Carmel) Pike, Hubert Pike, all of Harbour Grace; sisters-in-law, Donna Pinhorn, Carbonear; Grace-Ann (Quinton) Shave, Fort McMurray, Alta.; Carol (Silas) Green, Alberta; Bonnie (Peter) Crocker, Susan Pike, both of Harbour Grace; special friend, Florence "Rita" Connors, Lower Sackville, as well as a large number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Resting in Noel's Funeral Home, Harvey Street, Harbour Grace. Funeral service will take place on Monday, August 25, at 2 p.m. in Coughlan United Church and Cemetery, Harbour Grace. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations in her memory may be made to Daffodil Place, P.O. Box 8921, St. John's, N.L. A1B 3R9. Visitation hours in Noel's Funeral Home are 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., 2-5 p.m., and 7-9:30 p.m. daily. For additional information please call Noel's Funeral Home at (709) 596-5750 or visit: www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.


POWER (LeRoy), Anna Frances "Francie"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 4, 2008
POWER (LeRoy), Anna Frances "Francie"
- Age 92. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, in Dartmouth General Hospital on August 1, 2008, with her loving family by her side.

Born in West Bay, N.L., on May 19, 1916, she was a daughter of the late Jean and Annie (Jesso) LeRoy. When she was only three months old the family moved to North Sydney where she resided until 1989 when she moved to Lower Sackville to live with her daughter Agnes and her family. In 2005 she went to live with her son Michael and his family in Dartmouth, where she resided until her death. Her greatest joy in life was her family, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved doing crossword puzzles, watching game shows and playing cards. She could beat the pants off anyone in the room while watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. She was a very loving, caring person, and during her years living in North Sydney, many a foreign sailor received an invite to the Power household for a cup of tea and a hot meal by her husband Bill and herself.

She is survived by her sister, Stella (Baker), North Sydney; daughter, Agnes (Murray) Slaunwhite, South Rawdon; sons, Michael (Gail), Dartmouth; Bill (Heather), Annapolis Royal; Kevin (Penny), Boutilier's Point; grandchildren, Lori, Erin, Jason, Amanda, Heidi, Bucky, Maegan, Alexander; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Zack, Katie, Xavier, and Libby. She was predeceased by her husband, Bill; daughter, Ruth; grandson, Trevor; brothers, Harry and John; sisters, Mary, Rita and Lily. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, August 5, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, and a funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, in Saint Peter's Catholic Church, 10 Maple St., Dartmouth, Father James Richards officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Interment will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Francie may be made to the IWK Health Centre Foundation. On-line condolences at: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


PURCHASE, George W.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 5, 2008
PURCHASE, George W.
- 81, Halifax. The family of George Purchase sadly announce his passing on Monday, August 4, 2008. Born in Lamaline, N.L., on May 21, 1927, he was a son of the late Albert and Bethina (Stacey) Purchase. George was a member of the Longshoremen's Union for 29 years, a long-time member of various Legion branches and poppy committees. He was an avid sports fan, a true Toronto Blue Jays fan. He enjoyed family times and the many seniors dances with dear friend, Rose Currie.

George will be sadly missed by his sons, Wayne (Sandra), Halifax; Doug (Virginia), Queensland; stepdaughter, Diane Hamilton, Truro; grandchildren, Tausha Coffey and Tony, Tanya Flynn (Jonathan), Kimberly and Wayne Purchase; great-grandchildren, Riley and Rebecca Coffey; brothers, Albert (Florence), Halifax; Freeman, Lamaline, N.L.; sisters, Jessie Patton (Frank), Fortune, N.L.; Dorothy Ross, Burin, N.L.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Maude (Anderson); brothers, Albert and Leslie; sisters, Margaret, Beatrice, Gladys. A sincere thank you to the many nurses, doctors and staff members of QEII Health Sciences Centre for the excellent care given to Dad. Visitation Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 .m. with a veteran's memorial service at 7 p.m., funeral service Thursday, August 7, at 2 p.m., all in Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home, 2032 Robie St. Reception following the service. Interment in Pleasant Hill Estates. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or The Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. E-mail condolences may be sent to: condolences.cruikshank@ns.aliantzinc.ca


READ, Richard "Dick"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 30, 2008
READ, Richard "Dick"
- Dartmouth/Lantz, passed peacefully away August 28, 2008, after a long and brave battle with multiple myeloma, in the VG Site, QEII, in his 61st year. Born in North Berwick, Scotland, on April 16, 1947, to the late Christopher and Rosemary (Bell) Read, Richard immigrated to Canada in June 1968 shortly after marrying his wife Shirley (Waterman) of Botwood, N.L. They resided in Gander, N.L., where Richard was employed as an avionic engineer with Eastern Provincial Airlines which brought his family to Nova Scotia in 1984. Richard was also employed with Canadian Airlines and Jazz Airlines until his retirement due to illness. He was a long-time executive member of the Atlantic Canada Airline Employees Credit Union.

He was predeceased by his parents, brother, David, and father-in-law, William Waterman. Left to mourn are his wife of 41 years, Shirley; daughters, Kathy (Jim Jewer), Terrace, B.C.; Jennifer (Natalie Giffen), Elmsdale; son, Todd (Lisa) Dartmouth; sisters, Patricia Thumm, Heidenheim, Germany; Bridget Read, Edinburgh, Scotland; mother-in-law, Netta Waterman, Botwood, N.L.; sisters-in-law, Marlene (Manfred VonBorstel), Wedel, Germany; Judy (Odd Agotnes), Stewart, B.C.; Brenda Waterman (Harvey Roberts), Lawrencetown; Andrea Waterman (Danny Simms), Gander; brother-in-law, Gary Waterman (Barbara), Fort McMurray, Alta.; grandsons Coleton and Matthew Jewer, and as well as his loved nieces, nephews and a wealth of friends. The family would like to thank the staff of floor 8A, VG Site, QEII, for their care and compassion. Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where visitation will be Sunday, August 31, from 7-9 p.m. and where a memorial service will be held on Monday, September 1, at 2 p.m. Reception to follow in the funeral home reception centre. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses or Myeloma Foundation. On-line condolences can be made by visiting the website: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


RILES, Roseanna "Rose"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 4, 2008
RILES, Roseanna "Rose"
- 78, died August 1, 2008, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Boxey, Fortune Bay, N.L., she was the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Miles.

Rose was an adventurous person. She left Boxey at the early age of 15 to come to what was Canada, pre 1949, and later met her first husband, Donald Potts, RCN. They moved to his hometown of St. Thomas, Ont., and raised their three daughters. Don re-enlisted in the navy and returned to Nova Scotia, eventually to Dartmouth where Don passed away in 1979.

Rose owned and operated an interior decorating business, Animated Interior Decorating. Later in 1982, she met and married her husband Ron, and together they former a very loving relationship lasting 26 wonderful years. In 1992, Ron and Rose retired to their summer home in beautiful Sherwood Forest, municipality of Chester, where they made a host of new friends. She was a member of the Chester Golf and Curling Clubs. Rose was an avid bridge player and enjoyed her Monday games at Shoreham and her Tuesday ladies games with her friends. She was a very talented quilter, making many beautiful quilts. Rose was also a Red Hatter and enjoyed all their functions. She was very dedicated to her family, loved them all, and was Nanny to her grandchildren and Aunt Rosie to all her nieces and nephews. Rose was a very loving and caring friend, and treasured all the good times they shared together.

Rose is survived by her husband, Ron; daughters, Carol Jean "CJ" Malton; Gloria (Rick) Wood; brother, Morgan (Lorraine) Miles, Hamilton, Ont.; stepson, Tony Riles, Ottawa, Ont.; grandchildren, Craig Malton, Toronto, Ont.; Tim Watson, Halifax; Suzie Gammon, Dannielle Watson, Edmonton, Alta.; Doug Watson, Calgary, Alta. She was predeceased by her daughter, Celestine (Sam) Potts. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service 1 p.m. Wednesday in St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester, with Father Jim McCorriston officiating. A celebration of Rose's life will be held at the Chester Legion following the service. Family flowers only. Please give a donation to the best hospital and staff in Nova Scotia, South Shore Regional Hospital, 90 Glen Allen Dr., Bridgewater, NS B4V 3S6 (902-543-4063). Special thanks to all who cared for Roseanna through her illness, and also Peter and Ellen at Davis Funeral Home.
You were just great. God bless you all.


ROOME (MacDonald), Shirley Yvonne
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 30, 2008
ROOME (MacDonald), Shirley Yvonne - July 29-1923-August 27, 2008
, passed away peacefully in Agnes Pratt Home, St. John's, where she resided for the past six months. She was formerly of Botwood, N.L., Grand Falls Windsor, N.L., Corner Brook, N.L., and St. John's, and originally from Dartmouth. She was predeceased by her husband, Bob Roome on March 22, 2006; parents, Zelma Amelia (Gates) MacDonald and Charles Hibbert MacDonald. Left with fond memories are her sister, Nita MacDonald, Dartmouth; children, Rebecca Roome (Doug Smith), St. John's; Sue Roome (Peter Fontaine), Mount Pearl, N.L.; Graham Roome, St. John's; Peter Roome (Judy), Grand Falls-Windsor; grandchildren, Jeremy Smith, David, Becky, Robin, Colin and Stuart Fontaine, Brian and Megan Roome, Pascale and Matthew Roome; and other family and friends. At Shirley's request, cremation has taken place. A private family ceremony will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Shirley and her love of family, sailing, reading and gardening, may be made to a charity of one's choice.


ROSE, Calvin Welsh Sr.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 21, 2008
ROSE, Calvin Welsh Sr
. - 60, Marie Joseph. It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of their loving husband, father and "Pappy" on Monday, August 18, 2008, in Marie Joseph Harbour. He was born in Bay du Nord, Fortune Bay, N.L., on December 26, 1947, to the late Cecil and Hilda (Welsh) Rose. Calvin always had a great love for the ocean, having worked on the water all his life, starting out with his father fishing and then with BIO, scallop dragging, and eventually purchasing his own boat. He is survived by his wife, Norma (Hartling); son, Calvin (Jeanne); daughter, Sherry; his pride and joy, grandchildren, Courtney and Michael; sister, Lorraine (Glen); brothers, Wallace (Mable), Charles (Ethel), Clarence (Marie), Cecil (Linda), and Gerald (Diane); many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Amy. Visitation Friday, August 22, from 12 p.m. until time of funeral at 1 p.m. in Ecum Secum Funeral Home, Rev. Sandy Murray officiating. Burial to follow in St. Matthew's Anglican Cemetery, Marie Joseph. Reception to follow in the Marie Joseph Community Centre. Family flowers only, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or IWK Health Centre Foundation. E-mail condolences may be sent to: crowells.fh@ns.sympatico.ca


SCOTT, Hilda Bertha
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 25, 2008
SCOTT, Hilda Bertha
- 60, Port Mouton, formerly of Newfoundland. It is with great sadness that the family announces the death of Hilda in Queens General Hospital, on August 21, 2008, after a courageous fight with cancer, with her family by her side. Born in Boxey, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Flossie (Strowbridge) Skinner. She worked for C.W. McLeod Fisheries until its closure and then White Point Beach Lodge. After her retirement from White Point Beach Lodge, volunteering at West Queens Recreation became her pastime. Hilda loved the simple things in life: her dog, Shelby, bingo, camping at Ponhook, yard sales, gardening, shopping and most of, all her family - she was the glue.

Hilda was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She is survived by her husband, Arthur Sr.; daughters, Bonnetta (Bernie) Allison, and Claudette (Leonard) Whynot, both of Port Mouton; Claudine Scott, Brooklyn; Tammy (Tim) Delaney, Mersey Point; son, Arthur Jr., Newfoundland; grandchildren, Robert "Bobby", Chassity, Joseph Allison, Makayla and Madison Whynot, Amy and Thomas Lloyd, Sydnee Delaney, Kaitlin and Carter Scott; great-grandchildren, Tayler, KeeWaitin, Christina, Gillian Allison and Cooper Theriau; sister, Frances (Herb) Matchum, Newfoundland and her brother, John (Ruth) Skinner, Toronto. She was predeceased by an infant granddaughter, Hannah and two infant brothers. Visitation was held Sunday, August 24th from 7 - 9 p.m. and funeral service will be today at 11 a.m., both in Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool, Pastor Bethe Benjamin-Cameron officiating. Burial will be in Peaceful Hill Cemetery, Port Mouton. Flowers are welcome and donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or the West Queens Recreational Centre. Following the service, a reception will be held in the West Queens Recreational Centre. On-line condolences may be made to: www.chandlersfuneral.com


SHEARS (Warren), Menorah
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 11, 2008
SHEARS (Warren), Menorah
- 90, Eastern Passage, formerly of McKay's, NL., passed away Saturday August 9, 2008, in Ocean View Manor. Born in Fox Island, NL., she was a daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Rose) Warren. Menorah enjoyed knitting, singing and dancing to Newfoundland music. Her pride and joy were her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Rose (Stanley) Layden, Newfoundland; Olive (Robert) Brake, Windsor Junction; Dora Renouf, Fall River; Ronald Shears, Sackville; Josephine (Stan) Howe, Enfield; Alex (Mary) Shears, Ontario; Diane (Paul) MacDonald, Dartmouth; Ches (Beulah) Shears, Digby; Donald Shears, Fall River; stepdaughters, Ciciley Gillam, Newfoundland; Muriel Hulan, Prince Edward Island; sisters, Leah Turner, Glace Bay; Melina Bird, Newfoundland; 18 granchildren; 24 great-granchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Norman; son, Keith; daughter, Bernice Boudreau; brother, Freeman; grandson, Glen Layden; great-grandaughter, Olivia Wong. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Lukes Anglican Church, Veterans Avenue, Dartmouth, Rev. Carolyn Tomlin officiating. Private family interment in McKay's Cemetery, Newfoundland at a later date. Donations in memory may be made to Canadian Mental Health Association.


WALKER, Master Warrant Officer Clifford L., C.D.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 31, 2008
WALKER, Master Warrant Officer Clifford L., C.D.
- Dartmouth, passed away on August 30, 2008, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII. Born in Montreal in 1927, he was a son of Clarence, of Montreal, and Mary (Bennett), of Newfoundland. Cliff served for 25 years in the Canadian Navy and worked for 20 years in the insurance industry. He had a love for hockey and was a dedicated fan of the Habs. This love translated into his volunteer work for the Cole Harbour Bel Ayr Minor Hockey Association and the Cole Harbour Junior A Colts, of which he was one of the founding members.

Clifford is survived by his wife of 49 years, Betty (McManus); sons, Kip, Bob (Karen), Pat (Lisa), and grandchildren, Sara, Laura, Sydney, and Nicholas. Clifford was predeceased by his son, Tommy, and was the last remaining member of his family of five. Family mass will be held in the chapel of Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII. Memorial service will be held in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, on Tuesday at 1 p.m., Rev. Patricia Malin officiating, with reception to follow in the funeral home reception centre. Interment will follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. His family wishes to express a big thank you to all the staff at Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Hospital, QEII, especially the nurses on 6 West. Donations in Clifford's memory may be made to the Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Garden Fund (QEII), 5955 Veterans' Memorial Lane, Halifax. On-line condolences may be made by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


WELLS, Rhoda M.M.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 21, 2008
WELLS, Rhoda M.M
. - Passed peacefully away at Western Memorial Hospital in Corner Brook, N.L., on Wednesday, August 20, 2008, in her 91st year. She was born in Woody Point, the eldest of the nine children of Beatrice and Joe Gilliam and for her entire life was an important and caring figure for her immediate and extended family. She was devoted to her three sons and her husband George who predeceased her in 1990, at which time she became a devoted gardener "to keep up George's garden."

Rhoda was a model for family values before the term was ever popular, even in her work, most notably the many years spent with her brother-in-law, the late Don Poole, in his dental practice, and her brother the late Alex Gilliam at his nursery business, both in Corner Brook. From her home of 55 years on Reid Street and in her travels to visit family, she was a central and constant source of love, praise and encouragement for anyone and everyone who was lucky enough to be part of her family and to her this did not just include relatives. Her enjoyment of the game of bridge, particularly in the years since George's death, greatly enlarged the circle of people who admired her and will miss her.

She will be terribly missed by her sons, Don and his wife Libby whom she loved as "the daughter she never had", Wolfville; Gerry (Linda), Mississauga, Ont., and Derek (Alison), Chester; grandchildren, Michael, Wendi-Ann, Roger, Robert, Brian, Jody, Joanna, and Sarah; great-grandchildren, Mitchell, Jeremy, Madeline, Denver, Clara Jane, and Nicholas; sisters, Ann Poole, Isabel Crowell and Joan Gilliam; brothers, Ira (Linda) Bill (Gwen) and Bob (Phoebe); many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her loving and beloved husband, George; brothers, Don (Vera) and Alex (Hilda). Visitation will be held in Fillatre's Funeral Home, St. Mark's Ave., Corner Brook, N.L., today from 1-2 p.m. family only, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place in St. John the Evangelist Anglican Cathedral, Main Street, Corner Brook, at 2 p.m. Friday, August 22. interment to follow at Mount Patricia. As expressions of sympathy, flowers will be gratefully accepted or donations made to the Western Memorial Hospital Cancer Care Unit or Western Regional Hospital Foundation. Message of condolence or donations may also be made through: www.fillatre.ca


WHITE, Jessie Winnifred
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 22, 2008
WHITE, Jessie Winnifred
- 91, Shelburne, passed away peacefully August 10, 2008, in Roseway Manor, Shelburne. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Born in Garnish, Fortune Bay, N.L., on July 11, 1917, she was a daughter of the late Wilson and Charlotte Grandy. She was a good mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved to travel and go out on Sunday outings with her family. She loved her bingo and rarely missed a night until she was unable to attend anymore. She is survived by son, Kenneth and wife Jenny (Besaw), Whitehorse, Y.T.; daughters, Gloria and husband Carl DeChamp, Shelburne; Diane (Grandy) and husband Mike Geraghty, Garnish, N.L.; and niece, Miriam (Grandy) Matthews, Grand Bank, N.L. She had 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest; brother, Reginald, and sister, Pearl. Cremation took place under the direction of Huskilson's Funeral Home, Shelburne, with a private service to follow at a later date for family members. Final resting place will be in Garnish, N.L.


WILCOX, Ralph Vincent
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 21, 2008
WILCOX, Ralph Vincent
- Passed away August 19, 2008. Born in Heart's Content, N.L. April 19, 1923, he was the youngest son of Muriel Emily Martin and Thomas Gordon Wilcox. He was predeceased by his brothers, Leslie Martin Wilcox (Janet Penny) and Arthur Wilcox (Mildred George). Ralph joined Trans Canada Airlines in Gander, N.L., transferring to Yarmouth in 1947, then to Dartmouth where the remainder of his 35 year career with Air Canada was spent. Retiring in 1977 he and Louise settled in Factorydale, Kings Co., enjoying the Valley way of life until they returned to the Halifax area in 2005. He was a former member of Brightwood Golf Club and Paragon Golf Club, Dartmouth Curling Club and Junior and Senior Boards of Trade in Halifax Dartmouth. He was a faithful communicant of the Anglican faith attending St. Luke's, Dartmouth, Christ Church, Berwick, and St. James, Halifax over the years.

In 1947 Ralph married Louise Mae Gridley of Yarmouth, and they are the parents of daughter, Nancy Elizabeth Jarrett Smith (James Smith) and son, Philip Ralph Wilcox (Suzanne Wilcox). He is also survived by grandchildren, Nicole, Claire, Lauren and Kailey Jarrett, Alexander and Stephanie Wilcox. Ralph was a kind and gentle man he never failed to doff his hat and bid each person he met with a smile and greeting. There will be no visitation by request. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, August 22, in St. James Anglican Church, Halifax, Rev. Canon Rod Gillis officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ralph may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. E-mail condolences to: condolences.mattatall@ns.aliantzinc.ca

 

 

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