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Halifax Herald
February 2008

 

CREASER (Gillis), Margaret Mary
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 4, 2008
CREASER (Gillis), Margaret Mary
- 97, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2008, at the home of her daughter, Margaret Power, Prospect Bay. Born in the Highlands, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Jane (Hall) Gillis. She is survived by daughters, Margaret Ann (Joseph) Power, Prospect Bay and Joan Marie (Erik) Wessman, Ottawa, Ont.; grandsons, Lars (Diane) Wessman and their children (her great-grandchildren), Emma and Läis and Harold Wessman and partner Tracy Tinney as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, James William Loraine Creaser. She is survived by sister, Agnes Walter, Powell River, B.C. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, February 7, at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Shad Bay, Father Darek Misiolek and Father George Leach, SJ, officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Interment will be in Shepherd's Hill Cemetery, Riverport. Thank you to the Northwood Homecare staff for their support and kindness during Mom's residence in Northwood as well as their continued care during the past year she lived with her daughter. Special thanks to Palliative Care and to the VON nurses whose care and visits she looked forward to each week. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. E-mail condolences to: condolences.snow@ns.aliantzinc.ca


CUTLER, William Leo "Bill"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 13, 2008
CUTLER, William Leo "Bill"
- 77, Dartmouth, died February 11, 2008, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Ramea, N.L., he was a son of the late Henry and Mary (Baggs) Cutler. In his early years he was employed with Simpsons and later with D.N.D. at the Bedford Magazine from where he retired. Bill loved and enjoyed his family. He also loved woodworking and gardening. During the last number of years he was a wonderful caregiver to the love of his life, his wife of 54 years, Mary. Besides Mary, he leaves behind children, Paul (Elvis) Giles, Bernice (Michail) Oickle, Bill, Donna Casey, Kevin (Debbie), all of Dartmouth; George (Jill), Fall River, and Cathy (Todd) Caines, Dartmouth; grandchildren, to whom he was affectionately known as "Skipper", Jason (Wendy), Arrin, Andrew, Sean, Matthew, Maria, Ryan, Dakota, Stephen, Ethan, Will, and Kacey; great-grandchildren, Adrian and Annabell, and sister, Rita "Maud". He was predeceased by brother, George, and sister, Annie. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Thursday in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday in St. Peter's Church, Maple Street, Dartmouth. A reception will follow in the church hall. Burial will be in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.


DINGWELL, Donald Roy
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 18, 2008
DINGWELL, Donald Roy
- 49, Bridgewater, Lunenburg Co., passed away on February 16, 2008, in the Dickson Centre, VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Port-aux-Basques, N.L., he was a son of Norman and Margaret (Warren) Dingwell. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and enjoyed boating around Mahone Bay and LaHave River, and enjoyed life to the fullest. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Ann, Bridgewater; daughter, Dawn (Dennis) Tanner, Centre; sons, Scottie, Shane, both of Bridgewater; brothers, Ralph (Claudine), Labrador City, Labrador; Derek, Fort McMurray, Alta.; grandchildren, Dominique, Jered and Keighan, all of Centre; nieces, Venessa, Labrador; Tammy (Craig Moore), Oromocto, N.B.; nephew, Robin, Ottawa; great-niece, Lauren. He was predeceased by maternal grandparents, John and Caroline (Humber) Warren; paternal grandparents, Hugh and Amelia (Knott), Dingwell. Visitation today 7-9 p.m. in Sweeny's Funeral Chapel, where funeral will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Rev. Ivan Norton officiating. Family flowers only, donations to the Rosanne Himmelman Cancer Fund or to the family. On-line condolences may be made by visiting: www.sweenysfuneralhome.com


FITZGERALD, Carl Joseph
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 5, 2008
FITZGERALD, Carl Joseph
- 72, Dartmouth, passed away February 3, 2008, peacefully at his home. Born in St. Mary's Bay, N.L., he was a son of the late Allan and Dinah Fitzgerald. Carl served over 20 years in the navy. He enjoyed music, telling jokes and spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, the former Marilyn Roper; sons, Alan, Halifax; David (Cathy), Halifax; Paul (Louise), Hamilton; Robert (Lorie), Dartmouth; Dana (Pam), Halifax; daughter, Kelly (Larry) Crewson, Florida; brothers, Amby (Gladis), Reg (Mildred), Frank (Betty), Allan (Nadine), Ned (Greda); sisters, Kay (Fran) Marzotto, Marg Spurvey, Bish Calderella, Nellie Fitzgerald; grandchildren, Valerie, Holly, Courtenay, Jordan, Dale, Kelsey, and Joshua; great-grandchildren Makayla and Jailyn. He was predeceased by his brother, David, and sister, Dominica Fitzgerald. Cremation has taken place under the care of Donald K. Walker Funeral Directors Ltd., Dartmouth (469-5601). A celebration of life will be held Thursday, February 7, at 11 a.m. in Evangel Pentecostal Church, Cole Harbour, followed by a reception in the church hall. Burial will take place at a later date in Newfoundland. Donations can be made to a charity of your choice.


FRANCIS, Charles William "Billy"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 13, 2008
FRANCIS, Charles William "Billy"
- 72, Waterville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 10, 2008, surrounded by his "family", in Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre, Waterville. Born on April 10, 1935, in Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Ambrose and Isabelle Francis. Billy was known for his beautiful smile and eyes that would light up. He loved animals and trips to the zoo where he would always get an ice cream. He enjoyed reading the funnies and was always looking to extend his vocabulary. Billy will be deeply missed by all his friends on the Rosedale Unit. A private memorial service will be held at Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre, Waterville. Burial will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville, at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the Apple Tree Foundation, PO Box 128, Waterville, NS B0P 1V0. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, NS B0P 1E0 (902-538-9900). Condolences may be sent by visiting: www.hclindsayfuneralhome.ca


GARLAND, Margaret Janet
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 12, 2008
GARLAND, Margaret Janet
- 81, died in Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg, on February 10, 2008. She was born in St. John's, N.L., where she graduated from Memorial University College and spent her entire career in provincial and federal social services. She is survived by her brother, Robert, Chester Basin; niece, Mary (Langlois), Kingston, Ont.; nephew, William, St. John's, N.L. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be held in St. John's at a later date. www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca


HODDER, Brett Harold
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 22, 2008
HODDER, Brett Harold
- 68, Centre, formerly of Lower Rose Bay, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2008, in Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care, Lunenburg. Born in Leading Tickles, N.L., he was the son of the late Clarence and Lucy (Kerven) Hodder. Brett was chief engineer with Scotia Trawler since 1967, retiring in 2003 after fishing out of the port of Lunenburg on the boats, Karen Brothers, the Cape Myra and the Cape Blomodon. He was a member of St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg.

Brett is survived by his wife, the former Irma Martin; daughters, Cathy (Will) Osbourne, First South; Kim (Scott) Auld, Colorado; daughter-in-law, Wendy Hodder, Lunenburg; sons, Eddy (Trish) Hodder, Upper LaHave; Ricky (Paulette) Hodder, Lunenburg; sisters, Thelma (Edward) Murphy, Stephenville, N.L.; Verna (Richard) Gallagher, Oregon; grandchildren, Brett (Shelie) Osbourne, Alicia Osbourne, Corey Hodder, Christopher Hodder, Kristy Hodder, Karly Hodder, Cody Hodder, Scotia Grace Auld, Vanessa Nauss and several nieces and nephews. Brett was predeceased by son, David; daughter, Karen; half-sister, Mary; and in-laws, James and Susan Martin. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, Lunenburg. Memorial service will be held on Monday, February 25, at 2 p.m. in St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Michael Mitchell officiating. Interment will be in Silver's Cemetery, Rhodes Corner. Flowers from the immediate family only. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, St. John's Anglican Church or Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care. www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca


HYNES, W. Harry
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 14, 2008
HYNES, W. Harry
1909-2008
Glace Bay.
W. Harry "William Henry" Hynes
, 98, died peacefully February 12, 2008, in Glace Bay General Hospital. Born in Port au Port, N.L., he was the eldest son of Keziah Jane (DeLeuche) and Charles Henry Hynes. He was predeceased by his wife, Helen. He is survived by daughters, Linda (Herb) MacDonald, Dartmouth; Judi (John) Neary, Amherst; and Norma (Tom) Cochrane, Glace Bay. He is also survived by grandchildren, Sean MacDonald, Edmonton; Andrew MacDonald, Stratford; Kirk MacDonald, Halifax; Michael (Amber) Cochrane, Glace Bay; Erin Cochrane, Dartmouth; great-grandchildren, Julianna, Kate, Leslie, Meara, Macaulay, Makale and Maxime MacDonald, Samantha and Melanie Cochrane; half-brother, Melvin Sherwood, St. Margaret's Bay. He was predeceased by three brothers, one sister; four half-brothers and one half-sister.

He completed a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Chicago Engineering Works. Following his first job as a pressman at J.B. Morrison and Son, Sydney, he worked in the electrical department of the steel plant and then moved to Glace Bay in 1940 in the electrical department at Seaboard Power Plant. In 1944, he suffered a severe electrical accident resulting in damage to the head, spinal cord and nervous system. He returned to work and continued at Seaboard Power Plant until retirement as Electrical Superintendent in 1974.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 15, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Newsom United Church, Dominion Street, Glace Bay, with Rev. Michael Goodfellow officiating. A reception following will be held in the church. Memorial donations may be made to Newsom United Church, Glace Bay Food Bank or a charity of choice.


INNISS (Chapman), Velma Pheobe
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 7, 2008
INNISS (Chapman), Velma Pheobe
- 78, Mount Pearl, N.L., passed away peacefully in St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on Tuesday, February 5, 2008. She was predeceased by parents, Jacob and Florence Chapman (Harbour Breton, N.L.); infant son, John; sisters, Pearl, Mabel, and Gladys; brothers, Basil, Henry John "Jack", and Wesley. Left to mourn are her husband of 55 years, Reginald; children, Marilyn (Les Norris), Derek (Elaine), and Sharon Dwyer (Steven); sisters, Florence (Richard Smith), Lower Sackville; May Yarn, Berwick, and Blanche Makoski (Wally), Toronto, Ont.; grandchildren, Angela (Ken Moyse), Tammy (Chris Heath), Joshua Lezley, Adam, and great-grandson, Andrew, as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Resting at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Ave., today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Funeral service will take place on Friday, February 8, at 2 p.m. in First United Church, Mount Pearl. Interment to follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers are gratefully accepted or donations may be made in Velma's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. To sign the memorial guest book, please visit: www.barretts.ca


McLELLAN, Alexander "Sandy"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 15, 2008
McLELLAN, Alexander "Sandy"
- The family of the late Alexander "Sandy" McLellan sadly announces his passing on February 13, 2008, in Halifax, at the age of 96 years. He will be fondly remembered and missed by his family, Jean (Pat) Carew, Joan Cranmer, Pat (Patsy) McLellan, Bruce (Wanda) McLellan, Bernadette (Barrie) Fowlow, Nova Scotia; Linda (Don) Rowe, Elizabeth (Gerald) Philpott of Newfoundland. Also sadly missing "Pop" are 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will take place in St. Stephen's Catholic Church, West Street, Stephenville, N.L. on February 19 at 10 a.m. Interment in Hillside Interfaith Cemetery, Hanson Highway, Stephenville.


NOFTALL, Edward James
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 15, 2008
NOFTALL, Edward James
- Passed away on February 14, 2008, at home following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Ed was born in St. John's, N.L., and was a son of the late James and Catherine (Tobin) Noftall.

Ed was a member of the RCAF for 25 years, retiring as a Warrant Officer, and then was a member of the Public Service for 15 years at CFB Shearwater. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Joseph E. Mills Council 10486, where he held the positions of Grand Knight, Financial Secretary, and most recently, District Deputy. He was also a member of the 4th Degree Assembly. He was an avid bowler and coached both the men's and ladies' teams representing Nova Scotia in the Canadian 5 Pin National Championships as well as the Youth Nationals, and was a member of the St. Andrew's Folk Choir in Eastern Passage for many years and dearly loved his "choir family".

He is survived by his loving wife, Heather, and loving daughter, Amanda; sisters, Marion Jones (Phil), North Carolina, and Elizabeth Noftall, St. John's, N.L. He was predeceased by daughter, Michelle; as well as son, Christopher, and brother, Tommy, both in infancy. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Saturday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Eastern Passage Community Funeral Home, 5 Cow Bay Rd. (461-2281). Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday in St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church, Gaston Road, Dartmouth, Father John Mills, celebrant. A reception will follow in the church hall. Burial will take place at a later date in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. No flowers by request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church Building Fund or Canadian Cancer Society.


RAND, Peter Vincent
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 26, 2008
RAND, Peter Vincent
- 75, of Scott's Bay Road, Kings Co., passed away Friday, February 22, 2008, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, after a battle with cancer. Born on November 14, 1932, in Baxter's Harbour, he was a son of the late Ethel Rose Rand and Joshua Hazel, and stepson of Joseph Sheffield. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Rosanna Lundrigan of Burin, N.L.; sons, Ronald (Susan), Kenneth (Denise); grandchildren, Dianna, Kristina, Zachery, Amber, and Tamara; brother, Lewis; sister, Eileen. He was predeceased by brothers, Henry, John, David, Spicer, Joseph, Rodney; sister, Marie. A public gathering of family and friends and time of reception will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 28, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. Donations in Peter's memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Thank you to the nurses and staff of Valley Regional Hospital for your care and compassion. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. On-line inquiries may be directed to: www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com


SULLIVAN (Whelan), Loretta Mary
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 1, 2008
SULLIVAN (Whelan), Loretta Mary
- It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother and matriarch Loretta Mary Sullivan (Whelan), 89, of Halifax, on Thursday, February 28, 2008, in Maplestone Enhanced Care. Born in Searston, N.L., she was a daughter of Martina (Curley) and William Whelan. She was a graduate of Memorial University with a teaching certificate. After a lifetime of raising nine children, she found herself in her late fifties working with Canada Post and in many ways, embracing the union philosophy that spoke to her sense of justice. A strong Irish woman, Loretta was a force to be reckoned with in many ways. She loved a party and the celebration of life with family and friends.

She is survived and missed by her children, Constance (Jim), Kenneth, Anita (Roger), Patricia (John), James, Barbara (Laird), Michael (Shirley), Thomas and Pamela (Gregor), as well as by 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, and sisters-in-law, Rosemary Whelan, Carrie Whelan and Pauline Walker, Newfoundland. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, James Joseph Sullivan; brothers, Loyola, Francis, James, William, and Basil; sisters, Florence, Mae, Anita, and Rita. Visitation will be held in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, on Monday, March 3, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held in St. Agnes Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 4, at 10 a.m., with burial to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. The family extends their thanks to Mom's caregivers at Maplestone, and Dr. Robert Brown and Dr. Renault. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. E-mail condolences may be sent to: condolences.snow@ns.aliantzinc.ca


VINCENT, Eliza Mary
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 4, 2008
VINCENT, Eliza Mary - St. John's, N.L
., passed away peacefully in The Agnes Pratt Home on Thursday, January 31, 2008. Born in Cape Freels, Bonavista Bay, N.L., on November 5, 1905, she was the only daughter of John and Keziah Stokes. Beside her parents, she was predeceased by loving husbands, Jabez Hann and Isaac Vincent; brothers, Jacob and Walter. She is the last member of her family. Eliza was a lifelong member of the United Church of Canada and the United Church Women. In earlier years she served the Church in various capacities, and while at The Agnes Pratt Home she was active in its community life, often leading worship services in the chapel. Left to celebrate her life with joyful thanksgiving and cherished memories are her children, Rev. Boyd (Maxine), Fredericton, N.B.; Rose Sutton (Harry), Burgoyne's Cove, N.L.; John, Cape Dorset, Nunavut, and Phyllis White, Labrador City, N.L.; as well as special grandchildren, Rob and Shelley Vincent, Juanita and Tom Sutton, Corey Vincent, Max, Ross, and Tony White, and Janice Green; several great-grandchildren, and numerous relatives and friends. Resting at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Ave., St. John's, N.L., today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to be held from Barrett's Chapel on Tuesday, February 5, at 2 p.m. A reception will follow the service in Barrett's Reception Lounge. The committal service will follow the reception in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. To sign the memorial guest book, please visit: www.barretts.ca


WELSH, Benjamin "Benny"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 26, 2008
WELSH, Benjamin "Benny"
- 86, Dartmouth, died peacefully in Dartmouth General Hospital on Monday, February 25, 2008, with his wife and daughter at his side. Born February 11, 1922, in Grand Bank, N.L., he was a son of the late Capt. Thomas B. and Frances (Hillier) Welsh. He was also predeceased by brothers, Stephen, Clayton, George "Max" and Clyde; sisters, Rosila and Beatrice. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

He joined the British Merchant Navy in 1939 as a young man of 17 at the beginning of the Second World War, later transferring in 1941 to the Royal Canadian Navy where he served until the end of the war. His family immigrated to Halifax in 1945 where he was discharged from active service. He apprenticed at H.M.C. Dockyard and later worked at the Naval Armament Depot in Dartmouth which precipitated the family to build a home in Dartmouth in 1958. He retired after 35 years of service. In his earlier years Ben was an avid salmon and trout fisherman in both Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, and also an avid game hunter in Nova Scotia. Most of the young children growing up in the neighbourhood knew him as the "candyman", as he always had a bag of suckers for the little ones and did up until he took ill.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Sarah Maude (Dolimount), and daughter, Marilyn (Bruce) Slayter; niece, Roberta Welsh Snow; nephew, Clayton Welsh; honorary son and nephew, Max Ruelokke; nephews, Abram, Ken Almeda, John Dolimount, and many nieces and nephews; honorary granddaughters, Angela and Laura Hamilton, special friends, Rose-Elaine and Chris Hamilton, Sheila and Lloyd Englehutt and their sons Peter, Michael, Robert and Danny; special friends, Ethel and Wilfred Logan. Cremation has taken place. No memorial service will take place at the request of the deceased. Private interment and service will be held at a later time. Family flowers only by request. Donations in lieu many be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Woodlawn United Church, Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, Queen Street. On-line condolences may be sent to: slayter.wbmf@ns.sympatico.ca


WILCOX, Edward Ralph Jr.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 19, 2008
WILCOX, Edward Ralph Jr
. - 75, Windsor, Hants Co., passed away peacefully Sunday, February 17, 2008, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Edward was born on April 4, 1932, in Bay Roberts, N.L., and was the son of the late Edward and Annie (Titford) Wilcox. He is survived by sons, Carl, Windsor; A. Bruce, Haliburton, Ont.; Kerry, Halifax; daughters, Susan (Wendell) McMullen, Oakville, Ont.; Barbara (Brent) McMullen, Shubenacadie; Donna (Kim) Benedict, Halifax; sister, Fanny Moore, Hantsport; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Edward was predeceased by his wife, the former Frances Coffill and sister, Dorothy Moore. Edward worked for a few years at Minas Basin Pulp and Power and then went on to drive a cement truck for many years. He enjoyed watching hockey and baseball and playing cards. He had a great sense of humour and enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was also a member of the Windsor Legion. Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lohnes Funeral Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317), where the family will receive visitors 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, February 20. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, February 21, in Lohnes Funeral Service Chapel, Rev. Bill Gibson officiating. A reception will be held following the service in the funeral home's Elmcroft Reception Centre. Burial will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Edward may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 101-137 Chain Lake Dr., Halifax, NS B3S 1B3. Private messages of condolence may be made in the "guest book" at: www.familycare.ca

 

 

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