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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
August 2009


COLLINS (Coombs), Maude Hilda
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 17, 2009

Born March 17, 1936, in Gaultis, N.L, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on August 15, 2009. She is survived by her husband, Gordon; her son, Gordie (Pam) of Sydney; and her daughters, Linda Collins of Halifax and Brenda (Brett) Inness of Lower Sackville. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Bryan and Angela Collins, Dwayne and Michael Calnen and Karen and Robbie Inness. She is also survived by her brother, Joe (Barb) Coombs of Sydney; her sisters, Monnie Hayden, Marjorie Coombs of Dartmouth; and Mary Northfort of Newfoundland; and several nieces and nephews. Maude was predeceased by her parents, William and Bessie Coombs (formerly of Newfoundland and later of Dartmouth); and by her brothers, George and Ronald. We have lost a treasured wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. During this time of great sadness, we the family would like to thank the many healthcare providers for the wonderful care and attention they gave Maude through the years. Family will mark her passing privately. Condolences may be sent to Gordon Collins, 91 Baker Drive, Apartment 307, Dartmouth, NS B2W 0H2.

DAWE, Carlton "Ike" 79
of Dartmouth,
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 27, 2009

passed away peacefully on August 22, 2009, at home, surrounded by family. Born in Grand Falls, N.L., he was a son of the late Isaac and Essie (Clarke) Dawe. As a young man he went to sea with the Royal Canadian Navy and then served with the Air Force until retiring and beginning a second career as a marine electrician on the oil rigs. He loved to travel and worked in exotic locations around the world. He enjoyed a full life of family and friends. A quiet, unassuming man he loved meeting people, whether fishing on the Margaree, at the camp near Eigg Mountain in Antigonish or during crib night at the legion. He especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Ike will be sadly missed by his wife of 57 years, Lillian (Kelly) Dawe. He is survived by children, Brian (Elaine), Waterdown; Alan (Gail), Dartmouth; David (Debbra), Amherst; Helen (Ken) Webb, Dartmouth; grandchildren, David (Zoe), Darryl (Maria), Heather Dawe, Forrest Dawe, Kelly Webb; brothers, Chesley, London; Bruce, Grand Falls; sister, Ida, Grand Falls. Ike is also survived by many nieces and nephews. No visitation by request. A private family service will take place in Dartmouth per Ike's wishes. A celebration of Ike's life will be held at a later date. Donations in Ike's memory may be made to Duck's Unlimited or to a charity of choice.

DAWE, Lillian "Lil" 83
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 29, 2009

passed away peacefully August 27, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, surrounded by family and under the excellent care of the ICU staff. Born in Grand Falls, N.L., she was a daughter of the late James and Johannah (Hamilton) Kelly. As a young woman she worked in Grand Falls before leaving Newfoundland to marry and start a family. She was a devoted wife, mother and sister. Her husband, children, their spouses and grandchildren were the love of her life. She was always generous and caring towards others, especially children. Lil will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by children, Brian (Elaine), Waterdown, Ont.; Alan (Gail), Dartmouth; David (Debbra), Amherst; Helen (Ken), Webb, Dartmouth; grandchildren, David (Zoe), Darryl (Maria), Heather Dawe, Forrest Dawe, Kelly Webb; sisters, Ruth, Dartmouth; Joan, Halifax, and many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. She is predeceased by Carlton "Ike", her husband of 57 years. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will take place in Dartmouth as per Lil's wishes. A celebration of Lil's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

GOULD (Dominix), Emily Frances
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 8, 2009

74, Bedford, passed away suddenly in the VG Site, QEII, on Thursday, August 6, 2009. Born in Belleoram, N.L., October 27, 1934, she was a daughter of the late William Thomas Dominix and Florence Savoury. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 129, Halifax. She played darts with the Chebucto Mixed Dart League in the Spryfield Legion and the mixed dart league at the White Esign Branch 129. Emily was a very caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She loved life and her biggest enjoyment was playing darts.

Her greatest achievement was caring for her family. She is survived by her loving husband, and best friend of 57 years, Leventus Gould; only daughter and best friend, Brenda Donaldson (Pat); sons, Clifford, Canso; Newman (Sayward), Bedford and Curtis (Laurie), Bedford; grandchildren, Richard, Cory, Missie, Chris, Kayla and Kendrick; sisters, Julie-Anne, Florence and Hilda; brothers, Levi, Lando, Joseph, Leventus, Norman and Harvey. She was predeceased by her parents, William Thomas Dominix and Florence Savoury; sister, Jessie Dominix; daughter-in-law, Nina Gould and grandson, Shawn Donaldson. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She will also be missed by family pet, "Casey". She was predeceased by parents, William Thomas Dominix and Florence Savoury; sister, Jessie Dominix; daughter-in-law, Nina Gold and grandson, Shawn Donaldson. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today and Sunday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. A funeral service will be 11 a.m., Monday in the funeral home chapel, Rev. Mark Kingsbury officiating. A reception will follow in the family reception lounge. Cremation will follow and burial will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 12 in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville.
"We will love and cherish you always, Mom"

JACKMAN, Gregory Craig (Master Seaman)
Cole Harbour
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 14, 2009

passed away August 12, 2009. Born in Harbour Breton, N.L., he was a proud member of the Canadian Forces for 13 years and was currently serving on board HMCS Preserver. He is survived by his wife, Robyn (MacDonald); son, Nathan (4); daughter, Natashia (1½); parents, Melvin and Lavern Jackman, Harbour Breton, N.L.; brother, Chris, Gander, N.L.; father-in-law, Byron MacDonald, Greenwood; sister-in-law, Josie Adamson, Abbottsford, B.C. Funeral service will be held Saturday, August 15 at 11 a.m. in Cole Harbour Funeral Home, 1234 Cole Harbour Rd., 902-462-5601. Funeral Director Danna Walker.

MOULTON, John Albert "Bruce" 58
The Chroicle Herald, Halifax, August 12, 2009
MOULTON, John Albert "Bruce"
58, of Elderbank, was a father, husband, brother, son, uncle, and friend. He was a plumber by trade, mentor and teacher who had a positive influence on many young people, especially his loving children, Beth, Ben and William. He coached several teams in softball, soccer, badminton, table tennis, volleyball and basketball. He loved to talk and easily developed relationships with new people and maintained special relationships with friends from childhood. No matter how difficult the situation, he had you laughing by the end of the conversation. He approached most situations in a logical, meticulous way and completed them to a high standard. He once said he stopped lying as a young fellow because he started believing his own lies and he knew that wasn't right. He loved his family dearly and his closest friends intensely.

After his father had a stroke, he took over the running of J. A. Moulton & Son, Plumbing and Heating Ltd. until its closure in 1990. At this time the family moved to Elderbank and for 17 years he willingly took on the role of stay-at-home Dad. In addition, he enjoyed supporting his community as a board member at the hospital and treasurer at church. He derived great pleasure with young people through coaching at the high school and on the Elderbank ball field. He was a table tennis umpire and had the opportunity to travel for Provincial, National and Canada Winter Game events as well as the 2000 World Vets in Vancouver. His last vacation was Burin Bay, N.L., home of his grandparents and cherished the time spent there. His last professional work was in Yellowknife, where he enjoyed the challenges of working in the North and especially time spent with his brother Rick and sister-in-law Het. He is extremely proud of his children and was grateful to be able to walk his daughter down the aisle in May. The family canoeing trips, camping and traveling all of Canada was special.

Bruce passed away peacefully with his family by his side on August 10, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII. Leaving to mourn are his wife of 30 years, the former Janet Cook; daughter, Beth (Branden) Leightizer, Dartmouth; sons, Ben, Ottawa; William, Dartmouth; mother, Sybe (Pentz) Moulton, Halifax; brothers, Rick (Harriet), Yellowknife, N.W.T.; Scott (Joy), Andrew; sisters, Judy (David) MacLean, Joanne MacNeil, Jane (Alan) Clifford; aunt, Carol Von Syberg, all of Halifax; eight nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, R.W. "Dick" Moulton; brother, Garth in infancy. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be Thursday, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and funeral will be Friday at 3 p.m. both in St. Andrew's United Church, Elderbank, Pastor Kay Dean DM officiating. Burial will follow in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Elderbank. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to St. Andrew's United Church Building Fund, Musquodoboit Valley Health Foundation-Palliative Care, or a charity of choice. Special thanks to Rev. Joan Griffin, Drs. McAslan, Bell, Giffin, the Palliative Care teams of Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital and the VG Site for the excellent health care, enriching his final days. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.

O'NEILL, Paul Francis 44
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 11, 2009

passed peacefully away on Friday, August 7, 2009. Born in St. John's, N.L., on May 11, 1965, he is survived by his wife, Mildred (Hayes); daughters, Gillian, Murrissa, and Katelynn, all at home; close friend of 30 years, Leo Nolan of Bedford; and family in Newfoundland. A reception will be held in St. Ignatiuus Parish Hall, 1288 Bedford Highway at Rutledge on Wednesday, August 12, 3-7 p.m., and Thursday, August 13, 3-8 p.m. Funeral services will take place in Newfoundland at a later date. No flowers by request. Donations in his memory may be made to Mildred O'Neill for their children's education trust, 1600 Bedford Highway, Suite 100-171, Bedford NS B4A 1E8

OSBORNE, Charles Raymond
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, September 4, 2009

Passed away peacefully on August 31, 2009. Born in Garnish, NL, Charlie was the son of the late Michael and Annie Osborne. He was originally employed by the Marine Division of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, until he married the woman of his dreams and discovered that he couldn't bear to be apart from her for prolonged periods of time. At that point he commenced a very successful 35 year career in retail furniture sales. He was an active member and past Warden of St. Peter's Anglican Church.

Charlie cared greatly about the advancement of minor sports in his community. He was a dedicated hockey and baseball coach, and is fondly remembered for revitalizing the Rockingham Minor Baseball Program by engaging corporate sponsors to provide new uniforms and equipment for the players. Charlie is best remembered for his indomitable courage in the face of adversity, and particularly for blessing his family with triumphs over numerous health difficulties.

Charlie was dearly loved and will be sorely missed by his wife of 54 years, Jean Osborne; daughter, Lisa James; son, Darren Osborne; grandchildren, Madison, Gabrielle and Lincoln; brother, Jack; sisters, Vera , Dora and Del; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Charlie is predeceased by his parents, his sister Tref, and his brother George. Arrangements are under the direction of J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., with a private visitation for family scheduled for Tuesday, September 8 from 7-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, the Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of choice. The family wishes to extend its gratitude to the wonderful staff at the Halifax Infirmary who provided Charlie with an exceptional quality of care during his final days.

RAFUSE, Agnes Barbara
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 14, 2009

It is with deep sorrow that the family of Agnes Barbara Rafuse, 40, of Union Square, announce her sudden passing at home on Wednesday, August 12, 2009. Born in Harbour Breton, N.L., she was a daughter of Edward and Marie (Hardy) Hunt of Lunenburg. Baking was a joyous part of Agnes' life. This particular passion lead her to enroll at Nova Scotia Community College, Lunenburg Campus to become a Chef and then later worked for six years at the Grand Banker. She also enjoyed baking for yardsales and the Farmer's Market. Agnes met the love of her life, Arden and married two years ago. They enjoyed the simple pleasures that every day brought and her love and support of him was evident to all who knew them. Family held a special part in her heart, especially for her children and grandchild. Besides her parents, she is survived by her beloved husband, Arden; daughter, Anne-Marie Hunt (Chris Hubley), LaHave; son, Marcus Knickle, Northwest; sisters, Louise Hunt (Peter Naas), Riverport; Tonia Hunt (Scott Rafuse), Parkdale; grandchild, Kyia Hubley; niece and nephews, Michael and Nicholas Creaser, Brett and Nicole Rafuse. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy #3, Lunenburg, where funeral service to celebrate Agnes' life will be held Monday at 11 a.m., Rev. Michael Mitchell officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family.

ROSE, Alice R.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 19, 2009

Passed peacefully away on Monday, August 17, 2009, in Evergreen Home For Special Care, Kentville, Mrs. Alice R. Rose of Corner Brook at the age of 91 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her children, Melita (Biff) Bridgewater; Betty (Bill), Avonport; Barbara (Aubrey) Amherstview, Ont.; Reg (Joanne), Barrington, and John (Sue), Kingston; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is survived by brother, Peter Hiscock, St. Catharines, Ont. and sisters-in-law, Gladys Hiscock, Winterton, N.L. and Mildred Rose, Bishop Falls, N.L. Predeceased by husband, Reginald Rose; son. Rowland, and brother, Eliol Hiscock.Visitation will take place in Fillatre's Funeral Home, 218 Curling St., Corner Brook, NL. on Thursday from the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, August 21, at 2 p.m. in Cathedral of St. John The Evangelist, Main Street, Corner Brook, Archbishop Stewart Payne officiating. Interment to follow in Mount Patricia Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of one's choice. Family flowers only. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website:

SAVOURY, Eva 87,
D'Escousse, Richmond Co.,
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, September 3, 2009

passed away peacefully on Monday, August 31, 2009, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston, Richmond Co., after a courageous battle with cancer. Eva was born in Newfoundland on June 9, 1922, to the late Samuel and Adelaide Poole. She was an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Civic Improvement Society of D'Escousse, with 50 years dedication to this Society.

Eva is survived by sons, Allan (Ruth), Levi (Debbie), Sam, and daughters, Anita (Jimmy), Addie (Harvey), Millie (Bob), and Joyce (George). Also surviving are several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Vincent; sons, Vincent Jr. and Robert; daughter, Joan; sister, Leah; brother, Robert; grandchildren, Crystal, Renald, Derrick and Mike. Cremation has taken place and no visitation by request. The funeral mass will take place on Monday, September 7 at 11 a.m. in St. John's Anglican Church, Arichat with Rev. Susan E. Best officiating. Donations in Eva's memory may be made to Strait Richmond Hospital, Palliative Care Society, RR # 1, Cleveland, NS B0E 1J0. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Serenity Funeral Home & Crematorium, PO Box 239, Port Williams, NS B0P 1T0. Cards and letters of sympathy may be sent to this address or on-line at:



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