BYRNE, William Joseph "Billy"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 20, 2008
65, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on December 25, 2008, with his
family by his side after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was
born May 23, 1943, a son of Michael Byrne of Haricot NL, and Carmel Brennan
of Cornerbrook, NL. A long-time resident of Dartmouth, "Billy" is
survived by his wife of 43 years, Carmelle (LeClerc); daughter, Michelin
(Glenn), Brampton, Ont.; son, Tony (Brian), Cambridge, Ont.; grandchildren,
Alexandra and Ashley, Brampton, Ont.; siblings, Mary Ellen (Don), Vernon,
Una, Dartmouth; Theresa (Janie), Terrance Bay; Josephine (David), Kemptville;
Michael (Sharon), Vancouver, B.C.; Terry (Deanna), Berwick; Michelle
(Steve) Vernon; Kim, Ajax, Ont. He is also survived by several nieces,
nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and great-nieces and nephews.
Billy was predeceased by his mother, Carmel (Brennan) and brother, "Eddie".
Billy was a long-time member of the IBEW Local 625. He was also a long-time
member of Brightwood Golf and Country Club, where he served on the Board
of Directors, as well as numerous other committees. He was also the "Road
Manager" for several Rose bowl competitions throughout the maritimes.
As well, he was an active member of the Dartmouth Curling Club and the
Austinville Owl's Club. Billy was also an accomplished pool player in
various leagues over the years. A friend to all, Billy was only too willing
to lend a helping hand to neighbours, family and club members, and was
often overheard upon completion of the task "catch up with me later".
Billy took great pride in entertaining children as Santa Claus and will
forever be remembered as the "Magic Man". He will be sadly
missed. Cremation has already taken place, but visitation will take place
in A.L. Mattatall's Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth, NS B2Y
2J5, Tuesday, December 30, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mass will be celebrated
in St. Clement's Catholic Church, Gaston Road, Dartmouth, Wednesday,
December 31 at 12 p.m. family flowers only. Donations can be made on
his behalf to the Canadian Cancer Society. This may be viewed at: www.mem.com
CARTER, John "Jack"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 8, 2008
100, Northwood Manor, Halifax. It is with great sadness that we announce
the "sailing away" of our much loved husband, father, grandfather
and great-grandfather on December 6, 2008, in Northwood Manor surrounded
by family and people who cared for him. Born on November 26, 1908, in
Francois, N.L., he was a kind and generous man who believed in family
and faith. Jack sailed on the original Bluenose out of Lunenburg and
spent many years as a chief engineer on several vessels. He often enjoyed
sharing stories/memories of his time at sea.
He is survived by his second
wife, Violet (Johnson); daughter, Ferne (Bob); grandchildren, Shelley
(Brian), Robert (Jane); great-grandchildren, Raymond, Ryan; stepson,
David (Dianne); stepdaughter, Donna (David); several stepgrandchildren
and great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Lynn and half-brother, Lou.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Myrtle (Nauss); son, Elwood and
several brothers and sisters. He was cremated and the memorial service
will take place Tuesday, December 9, at 2 p.m. in Northwood Manor in
the Shirley Burnstein Hall, Rev. Jim Anderson officiating, with a reception
to follow. Internment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay (902) 624-8241.
On-line condolences at: www.mahonefuneral.ca
CHINN, Donald "Wayne"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 29, 2008
Trinity, Bonavista Bay, N.L. It is with great sadness that we announce
the death of Donald "Wayne" Chinn. He was born February 10,
1946, and died December 24, 2008, in Health Sciences Centre, St. John's,
NL. Wayne has left to mourn his wife, Fay (Feltham), Trinity, Bonavista
Bay, N.L.; daughter, Rosalee; sons, Leroy (Crystal), New-Wes-Valley,
NL.; Stanleigh (Kim) CBS, NL.; grandsons, Alexander, Gage and Jayden;
sisters, Leona (Walter), Bedford; June (Hubert), Cape Breton; Shirley,
Halifax; brothers, Vern (Doris), Lower Sackville; Roger (Barb), Cape
Breton; Gary, Sackville and many nieces and nephews. Wayne was a boilermaker
for 44 years with Local 73. He spent his boyhood in Rockingham. When
he married, he moved to Trinity. A very kind man with dry humour, he
will be missed by all. Funeral service took place in St. Alban's Anglican
Church, Trinity, on Sunday, December 28. Family flowers only.
COGGINS (Fowler), Lucy Cecilia
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 29, 2008
83, Weymouth, passed away peacefully in Tideview Terrace, Digby, on December
25, 2008, with her family by her side. Born March 11, 1925, in Burnt
Head, NL, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary (Fowler)
Fowler. She is survived by her children, David (Corinne), Bangor; Walter
(Donna), Meteghan; Dorothy (Bobby), Weymouth North; grandchildren, Suzanne,
Marc, Daniel, Michael, Stephen, Melissa, Tina, Denver and Kayla; great-grandchildren,
Kyle, Danielle, Benjamin, Alixia, Exavier, Owen, Ashley, Jonah and Marielle;
brothers, Joseph, John, David and Angus; many nieces, nephews and foster
children. Lucy has gone to be reunited with her soulmate of 55 years,
her husband, Llewellyn. She was also predeceased by sisters, Mary, Elizabeth
and Margaret; brothers, Leo, James, Edward and brother, Francis in infancy.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic
Church, Weymouth, Father Marek Pecak will officiate. Private family interment
in Holy Cross Cemetery, Plympton. Donations in her memory may be made
to St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Holy Cross Cemetery Fund or charity
of choice. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book at:
CONNORS, Walter Joseph
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 23, 2008
60, of Mineville, passed away on December 21, 2008, in Dartmouth General
Hospital. Born in St. John's, N.L., he was a son of the late Thomas and
Mary (Corchrane) Connors. Walter had a distinguished 30-year career with
the Canadian Coast Guard. He was a member of the Masonic Order and a
great lover of sports, especially hockey. Surviving are his wife of 36
years, Isabelle; his daughter, Catherine Durkee (Wayne); son, Warren
(Amy); grandsons, Jessie and Sebastian; brothers, Fred, Maurice, Tom
and Bob. Walter was predeceased by brothers, Riv and Mel. Cremation has
taken place, and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, December
27, at 1 p.m. in Shearwater Chapel on Pleasant Street in Dartmouth, Padre
Harry Crawford will be officiating. He will be remembered as a loving
husband, father, and great friend. Donations in memory of Walter may
be made to the IWK Health Centre Foundation or the Metro Food Bank. On-line
condolences may be given to: atlanticfuneralhomes.com
CREWS, Theodore Crawford "Ted"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 27, 2008
84, Musquodoboit Harbour, passed away December 25, 2008, in Twin Oaks
Memorial Hospital, Musquodoboit Harbour. Born in Lamaline, N.L., he was
a son of the late George and Blanche (Hillier) Crews. Ted was a Stevedore
for 30 years, and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Emma George; daughters,
Gwen (Wayne) Oakley, Lower Ship Harbour; Jane (Clare) Williams, Spyfield;
sons, Bruce (Anne), Debaies Cove; Dan (Karen), Berwick; Paul (Maureen),
Lower Sackville; Ted (Maxine), Dartmouth; Keith, Musquodoboit Harbour.
He was predeceased by brothers, Henry and Frank; sister, Margaret. No
visitation by request. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday,
December 29, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Rev. Aubrey
Deslatte officiating. Private family burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Donations to a charity of one's choice. On-line condolences may be made
to the family by visiting the website: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com
HARNETT, William Nathaniel
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 3, 2009
76, of Halifax, passed away December 31, 2008, in the Halifax Infirmary,
QEII. Born in Deer Lake, N.L., he was the son of Chelsey Claude and Annie
Claudine (Goulding). He joined the Royal Canadian Navy at the age of
17 and retired after 23 years of service as a Master Warrant Officer.
He also worked for the Halifax Shipyards for 12 years as mechanical foreman.
He retired at the age of 53. He spent many years at the Heather Lanes
Bowling Centre as an avid bowler and volunteer for the Youth Bowling
Program. He also was a member of the Traveling Seniors. He enjoyed hunting,
fishing, and spending time with his new friends at Northwood.
He is survived
by wife, Geraldine Phyllis (LaViolette); daughters, Starr Ash (Michael)
Lower Sackville; Audrey (Kevin Durrah), Cape Breton; Jeanene (Doug Martell),
Halifax; sons, William Jr. (Debbie), Musquodoboit; Stephen (Joanne),
Lower Sackville; Mark (Pam), Lower Sackville; sisters, Ruby Hartlen,
Oromocto, N.B.; Laura Garrison (Gerald), Halifax; Betty Goodwyn, California,
USA; and many nieces and nephews. He was also a proud grandfather to
15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by both
parents; brother, Thomas Henry; and sister, Audrey Zegarchuk. There will
be no visitation. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, January
7, at 2 p.m. in Northwood in the Shirley Burnstein Hall with Rev. Jim
Anderson officiating. Cremation and interment at a later date. Donations
may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association. Family flowers only. A
special thank you to Dr. Shields and the staff of 5.2, as well as the
emergency room staff for the care and compassion for our beloved one.
Also, to the NWBC staff for all your lovely music, which he enjoyed in
his last days. On-line condolences may be sent: firstname.lastname@example.org
KINSLOW (Banfield), Norah F.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 6, 2008
Halifax, passed away peacefully December 5, 2008 in Dykeland Lodge, Windsor.
Born in Sandy Point, N.L., she was the last surviving member of her immediate
family. Norah was a member of St. Marks Anglican Church for many years.
She is survived by daughters Ivy Melvin, and Sandra (Ed) Sweet, granddaughters
Nadine and Joclyn Melvin. She was predeceased by husband George Thomas
Kinslow, and son-in-law David Melvin. Funeral arrangements have been
entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax. No visitation
by request. Funeral service 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel.
Private family interment in Fairview Lawn Cemetery. Rev. Pat Malin officiating.
Donations in memory may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia,
or Dykeland Lodge. On-line condolences may be sent by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com
MARGESON (Butt), Emma
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, December 18, 2008
83, Halifax. It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the death
of a beloved mother, grandmother and wife. Emma died on December
12, 2008, after a long and brave battle with a rare genetic
type of emphysema. Born in Carbonear, N.L., Emma was
the youngest daughter of the late Emily (Sheppard) and William Butt.
She is survived by her loving husband, Douglas; adoring daughter, Marilyn
(Gareth); grandchildren, Gavin and Evan; sister, Marjorie Peddle, and
numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother, Cyril; sisters,
Gladys, Louise and Isabel. She will be greatly missed by her family,
friends and neighbours. She will be remembered as a wonderful wife, sister
and friend; a loving and adoring grandmother to Evan and Gavin, her two
Emma loved to sew, cook and bake. Most of all, Emma
enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, whom she loved so much.
They will greatly miss their Grandma. Cremation has taken place. Visitation
will be held 12
-1 p.m., Monday, December 22, followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m.,
reception following in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Rev.
David Hann officiating. A special thank you is extended to Dr. Stephen
Gibbon who has given excellent care to Emma during her illness and to
her neighbours for all their kind deeds. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Lung Association of Nova Scotia. E-mail condolences to:
condolences email@example.com or visit www.MeM.com
MAY, Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie"
The Chronicla Herald, Halifax December 18, 2008
90, Fairview, passed away peacefully at home with her loving family by
her side. Born in Grole, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Morgan
and Hannah (Marks) Taylor. "Nanny May" was an active bridge
player, baker, knitter, seamstress, and long-time member of St. John's
Anglican Church, Fairview. She was also a member of Nor West Seniors
She is survived by daughter, Evelyn Seeton, Fairview; son, Ernie
(Sheila MacDow), Middle Cornwall; grandchildren, Lisa Potts, Sue Coolen,
John May, Brian May, Carolyn May; great-grandsons, Josh, Jeremy, Andrew,
Brad; sisters, Amelia (Norman) Crewe, Halifax; Alma (Bill) Rose, Eva
(Ches) Cribb, Emily Cribb, all of Marystown, N.L. She was predeceased
by her husband, Ernest; son, Wayne; sister, Eva; brothers, John and Max;
daughter-in-law, Bernice May; son-in-law, Reg Seeton; brother-in-law,
Clayton Cribb; sister-in-law, Doris Taylor. A special thank you is extended
to Capital Health Continuing Care, VON, Dr. H. Conter, and Gerry Barnes
ComCare for making it possible to have this lovely lady at home with
her family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral
Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Cremation has taken place. No visitation
by request. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Marks
Anglican Church, Gottingen Street, Halifax. Interment in St. Johns Cemetery.
Reception to follow in the church hall. Family flowers only by request.
Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of
Nova Scotia or a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be sent by
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 10, 2008
89, Cole Harbour, passed away peacefully in Northwood Centre, December
6, 2008. Born in St. George's, N.L., on May 2, 1919, Freda was a daughter
of Joseph and Elizabeth Ann (Gillam) Pieroway. Her years of work included
Production Manager at Major Foods, Food Services Manager Ocean View Manor,
Housekeeping and Kitchen Manager, Halifax County Hospital. Freda was
an avid volunteer in the church and community. She is survived by daughter,
Phyllis (Wendell) Blades, West Chezzetcook; grandchildren, Joe, Fredericton,
N.B.; Carol, Toronto and Ruth (Michael Daye), Upper Tantallon; sister,
Ina McLeod, Dartmouth and brother, Percy (Olga) Pieroway, Stephenville,
N.L., and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband,
Charles Warren; sister, Vera Berry; brothers, Chesley, Charlie, Gerald,
Wallace, Edwin and Kenneth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum, 471 Poplar Drive, Dartmouth, NS
B2W 4L2, or a charity of choice. Cremation has taken place in Cole Harbour
Funeral Home and Crematorium. A memorial service will be held in the
Church of the Holy Spirit, Gaston Road, Dartmouth on Monday, December
15 at 11 a.m.
SHAFFNER, Irene Winsor
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 13, 2008
1913 - 2008, of Halifax, formerly of Bridgewater, passed away December
12, 2008, in Northwood Centre. Born in Bonavista, N.L., she was the daughter
of the late Sidney Bennett and Anne Nora Alvina (Winsor) Bennett.
loved life, a gift that challenged her parents during her formative years.
She was always looking for adventure - a trait she passed on to her children.
A registered nurse by profession, mom took her training at the old Infirmary
in Halifax. Mom took specialized training at the John Hopkins in Baltimore,
M.D., the Montreal General, and at the children's hospital in Halifax.
Her passion was OR nursing.
Above all, Mom was a mother - there was nothing
that she did not encourage her children to attempt if they so desired.
Her children were her life and her happiest moments were when she had
them around her. Mom loved activity and being with people. She spent
many happy years as an active member of the Bridgewater Curling Club,
taking part in the on-ice activities as well as the social functions.
Mom took a keen interest in the Bridgewater Home and School Association.
After the children left home, she and Bill would travel south to Florida
where they spent many winters with friends and visiting flea markets,
playing cards, and entertaining grandchildren when they visited. Having
grown up by the water in Newfoundland, she especially enjoyed her summers
at the family cottage in Green Bay. No matter where she lived, when visiting
her one could always count on her for a friendly smile, a one liner,
or some tidbit that left you smiling. Even to the end of her 95 years,
she never lost her sense of humour and adventure.
Irene is survived by
daughter, Linda, Halifax; sons, Jim (Carol), Port Elgin, N.B.; and Vernon
(Dianne) Halifax; grandchildren, Jeniffer (David) Hilling, Jonathan (Kelly),
and Matthew (Melanie); six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews,
and cousins. Besides her parents, Irene was predeceased by her husband
Dr. Bill Shaffner and her brothers, Bill and Sidney Bennett. The family
express a special thanks to the staff of Melville Heights, Melville Gardens,
and 7-C Northwood for all the special care, laughter, and fun they shared
with her. She always felt at home. A memorial service celebrating her
life will be held in Snow's Funeral Home on Windsor Street, Halifax,
on December 16 at 2 p.m. Following the service, the family will greet
friends during a time of fellowship. The service will be conducted by
Rev. Dr. Jim Shaffner and Rev. Jim Anderson. On-line condolences may
be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
SMITH, Chesley Raymond
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 10, 2008
83, Upper Tantallon. We sadly announce the passing of our wonderful dad.
Born in Grand Bank, N.L., he was the son of the late Randall and Irene
(Drake) Smith and husband of the late Barbara (Basmajian) Smith. He is
survived by his sons, David (Anne Marie), Upper Tantallon; Randy (Toni-Ann),
Halifax; daughters, Sharon (Larry) Pottie, Timberlea; Susan (Jim) Hoadley,
Upper Tantallon; Heather (Michel) Breton, Alberta: Traci (Tom) Innes,
Hammonds Plains; sisters, Gladys Price, Grand Bank, NL; Mary Evans, St.
John's, N.L.; grandchildren, Jason, Ashley, Janele and Nicolas, many
relatives and close friends throughoutNewfoundland and Nova Scotia. He
was predeceased by his parents Randall and Irene, Grand Bank, N.L., wife,
Barbara, Timberlea, and sister Mabel Clarke, English Harbour, N.L.
Our dad was a kind-hearted, easy-going Newfie who more than anything
enjoyed spending time with his family. In his younger years, he was an
avid bowler and after retirement enjoyed attending the local, weekly
Bingo. He had a great sense of humour and especially loved those Newfie
jokes. He worked for many years as a custodian for HRM School Board at
the Timberlea Junior High School and had many funny stories to share
about his experiences there. He was a friend to all, enemy to none and
would give his last dime to a stranger if needed. He will be dearly missed
by his four-legged friend, Rosie, whom he cared for daily. We all respect
and will miss you, Dad, and we will never forget the valuable lessons
you taught us without even saying a word... just by leading by example.
A memorial service will be held in Trinity United Church, Trinity Way,
Timberlea on Thursday December 11, 11 a.m., Rev. Chapman officiating.
Burial to follow in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Sackville. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
On-line condolences may be made to: email@example.com
TRENHOLM-BOYLE (Dodge), Effie
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 23, 2008
81, Bayfield and Antigonish, passed away peacefully, December
in Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in Fortune Bay, N.L.,
she was a daughter of the late William and Louise Dodge. Effie loved
to entertain company in her home and enjoyed cooking, baking, knitting
and sewing. She especially enjoyed spending time in her gardens. Surviving
are sons, Wayne (Kay), West River; Keith (Theresa), Addington Forks;
Dale (Althena), Bayfield; daughters, Linda (Carmen), Prince Edward Island;
Sandra (Aubrey), Ashdale; stepdaughters, Phyllis Connors and Betty Juurlink
and stepsons, Cyril, Gerard, George and Ambrose Boyle; 13 grandchildren;
seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Rowena, Calgary; Anne, Colborne,
Ont.; Eleanor, Mount Pearl, N.L. She was predeceased by her first husband,
Melvin Trenholm in 1971 and second husband, Connor Boyle in 2004; brother,
Max; and sisters, Lucy, Ruby and Rhoda. Visitation in C.L. Curry Funeral
Home, 135 College St., Antigonish, today 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service
time and location to be announced locally. Memorial donations to a charity
of choice. On-line condolences: www.clcurry.com