ABBOTT, Cyril F.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 14, 2009
96, of Seabright, passed away Thursday, February 12, 2009,
in Arbourstone Enhanced Care, Halifax. Born in Saint Jacques,
N.L., he was a son of
the late John and Caroline Abbott. Cyril worked many years in the real
estate business. He was an active civic politician serving many years
as Alderman and a term as Deputy Mayor of Halifax. He is survived by
his wife, the former Bertha "Beth" Ouellet; son, David
(Gayle); daughter, Mary Lee Adams, both of Halifax; grandchildren, Barry,
Sue Ann, and Jonathan; great-grandchildren, Amelie, Jeremie, and Matthew;
several nieces and nephews. The family will receive visitors 4-7 p.m.
Sunday, February 15th, funeral service will be held 2 p.m.
Monday, February 16, both in Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, 13549 Peggy's
Cove Rd., Tantallon, Rev. Mark Marshall officiating. In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to a charity of choice. On-line condolences can
be made at: www.rawalker.ca
DAVIS (Yarn), Mary Jane
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 25, 2009
80, Halifax/Dartmouth, passed away peacefully at her daughter's home
on Monday, February 23, 2009. Mary was born in Rencontre,
N.L., a daughter
of Phillip and Jane Yarn. At an early age, her family moved to Liverpool.
At the age of 14, after the loss of her parents, Mary along with her
brother and sister, relocated to Halifax to live with Granny. Mary graduated
as a Registered Nurse from the former Victoria General Hospital. She
also thoroughly enjoyed the years she spent working in retail with her
good friends Eleanor Rockwell and Donald Cooley. Mary also spent time
working in the optometry office of Tom Davis Sr., who she also loved
and cared for throughout his life. Mary was a lifetime member of IODE,
serving as Regent of the J.W. Logan Chapter and Provincial President.
As a child, Mary attended All Saints Cathedral in Halifax. She was a
woman of great faith who served various congregations over the years,
and took great joy in returning to the Cathedral community several times.
In her later years she volunteered as a nurse for the Dartmouth Senior
trips and enjoyed the adventures of visiting different countries and
meeting new people. She cherished her fond memories of summers spent
at the cottage in Hubbards, surrounded by her family and friends. Mary's
sense of humour was always present, even in her last years.
predeceased by Tom, her husband of 55 years, and her brother, Roy Yarn.
She will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Lucy (Rolf) Bradfisch,
Debary, Fla.; son, Jack, (Nancy) Davis, Seattle, Wash.; daughters, Judy
(Bob) Oliver, Dartmouth; Lauraine (Dean) Fullbrook, United Arab Emirates;
grandchildren, Jennie Oliver, Calgary, Alta., and Craig Oliver, Toronto.
Special thanks to the caring and loving staff at Mountbatton and Dr.
G. Roy. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service and burial will
be held for the family at a later date. Judy and Bob invite family and
friends to their home at 5 Boutilier's Grove, Dartmouth, Saturday March
7, 2-4 p.m. to share memories of Mary. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 4, 2009
94, Gander, N.L., passed away peacefully Sunday,
February 1, 2009, in
Halifax. Born December 27, 1914, in St. John's, N.L., he was a son of
James and Angela (O'Keefe) Dempsey. One of Gander's pioneers, he arrived
from Botwood in 1939, working as a radio operator/technician with the
British Air Ministry and later Transport Canada. He was a part of world
history for his involvement with the Hindenburg, the first Transatlantic
flying boats, the Bismarck, the Caribou and the Sabaena Airlines Crash
at St. Martin's in the Woods and many others. His lifelong passion for
the sea, travel and his rare radio telegraphy skills kept him busy well
into his retirement years.
He is predeceased by his loving wife, Vera
E. Dempsey (Greene); two sisters and five brothers. He is survived by
daughters, Patricia Hiscock, Halifax; Jane (Patrick) Donnelly, Angus,
Ont., and Helen (George) Simmons, St. Albert, Alta. Also brothers, Patrick
Dempsey, St. John's, N.L., and Joseph Dempsey, Halifax, and grandchildren,
Christopher (Tilly) Hiscock, Surrey, BC.; George (Buddy) Simmons, Victoria,
B.C.; Deanna Simmons, Edmonton, Alta.; Kyle (Gail Stephenson) Donnelly,
Barrie, Ont.; Krista (Kaare) Hagar, Victoria, B.C., and Timothy Ryan
Simmons, St. Albert, Alta., as well as great-grandchildren, Joshua Adam
Hiscock and Stephanie Hiscock, Surrey, B.C. Visitation will be held Thursday,
February 5, from 7-9 p.m. in Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral service
will be held Friday, February 6, 11 a.m. in St. Joseph's Catholic Church,
Gander. In lieu of flowers donations made be made to Gander Knights of
Columbus scholarship fund or the charity of your choice.
us to delight in thy praise for Thou hast made us for thyself, and our
hearts find no rest until we rest in thee." - St. Augustine
DOWE, Lillian Jean
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 7, 2009
It is with great sadness that the family of Jean Dowe announce
her sudden death on February 4, 2009, surrounded by
her family. She was born on December 15, 1947, in Marystown,
N.L. Jean was a very caring and loving
wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Jean enjoyed a very successful
career in retail management. She loved life, wrote beautiful poetry,
and had many hobbies, however, her greatest achievement was caring for
her family. She is survived by her children, Leighann Brimicombe (Roger),
Louis Dowe (Donna), and Thomas Dowe Jr.(Karen); grandchildren, Laken,
Jessica, Devon, Jeffrey, and Logan; sisters, Freda Roach-Fader (Jim),
Alice Adams (Bill); brother, George Mitchell (Myla). She was predeceased
by her loving husband and best friend of 42 years, Thomas Dowe; her parents,
Louis and Jane Mitchell; sisters, Hilda Burke and Madonna Mitchell. She
will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Memorial service to be held
on February 9, at 10 a.m., in St. Ignatius Church, Bedford Hwy. Donations
can be made to the Lung Association and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
We will love and cherish you always Mom.
EVANS, Mary Anne
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 5, 2009
91, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2009, in Dartmouth
General Hospital. She was the last surviving member of her immediate
family. Born in Coombs Cove, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Samuel
and Charlotte (Hann) Blagdon. Mary was a member of Church of the Holy
Spirit for many years. She enjoyed being surrounded by her family and
friends, she was a great story-teller and loved to laugh. She enjoyed
many good years of her life at The Berkley, Dartmouth. Mary is survived
by her son, Fred Evans, of Dartmouth; daughters, Ruth Homburg, of Halifax,
and Mercedes (Bill) Pollock, of Stewiacke; six grandchildren, Thomas
and Heather Evans, Michael and Susan Pollock, Phillip Homburg and Shauna
Homburg Beaumont; eight great-grandchildren, Deborah, Mitchell, Kathleen,
Robert, Joshua, Jessica, Abby and Ben. She was predeceased by her husband,
Wilson; sister, Gertrude; brothers, William and Lancelot. No visitation
by request. Funeral service to be held on Friday, February 6, in A. L.
Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth, Rev. Edwin Ebsary
officiating. Donations may be made to Dartmouth General Hospital Transition
Unit or a charity of choice. A special thank you to the staff of Dartmouth
General for their wonderful care and attention. To place a message of
condolence you may visit: www.mem.com
FOX, Edith Louise
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 17, 2009
90, Halifax, died at Northwood Centre on February 14, 2009, after a lengthy
illness. Born in Garnish, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Charles
and Charlotte (Bond, Grand) Cluett and stepfather, Robert Cluett. Widowed
after 14 years of marriage to her husband, Earl Clarence Fox, Mom dedicated
her long life to her family and service to others. Earlier in life, she
enjoyed playing bridge with close friends, attending church at St. John's
United Church and later at Northwood where she sang in the choir, volunteering
and assisting her many friends and acquaintances at Northwood and elsewhere,
and especially cooking her wonderful meals for us all. Her family is
most grateful to the Northwood staff and volunteers, in particular, Buffy,
who took such good care of her over many years.
She was also predeceased
by her father and mother-in-law, George and Stella (Josey) Fox; brother,
William Grandy; brother-in-law and stepsister, Bruce and Greta (Cluett)
Phillips; stepbrother, Marvin Cluett; brother-in-law, Lloyd Fox and grandson,
David Lloyd Fox in infancy. She is survived by daughter, Linda Nevin
(Robert); son, George Fox (Claudia); brother, Leslie Grandy (Florence-deceased);
brother-in-law, Glen Fox (Lois); sister-in-law, Muriel Dutchak (Walter-deceased);
her adored grandchildren, Matthew, James (Heather), Jennifer, Heather,
and Andrew (Amos) and great-grandson, Charles Nevin; many nieces and
nephews. Cremation has take place. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday,
February 18, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. The
funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 19,
in the chapel in Northwood Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations to a
charity of choice may be made in Edith's memory. E-mail condolences to:
LAKE (Crocker), Dorothy Margaret "Marge"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 10, 2009
74, Porter's Lake, passed away on Monday, February 9, 2009, in the VG
Site, QEII, surrounded by her family (and Elvis). She was born on October
8, 1934, in Petty Harbour, N.L. Marge was predeceased by her husband,
Raymond Lloyd Lake "Red" and daughter, Susan Lake Gorveatte.
She is survived by daughters, Esther, Debra, Barbara, Dorothy and Tracy;
and 10 grandchildren. A special heartfelt thanks to the amazing staff
of the VG Site, Palliative Care Unit. Also, thanks for the unwavering
support of the Kemp family. Visitation will take place in Atlantic Funeral
Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth on Wednesday, February 11, from 7-9 p.m.,
where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 12, at 1 p.m.
with a reception to follow in the funeral home reception centre.
me tender, love me true, all my dreams fulfilled, for my darling I love
you, and I always will."
McDONALD, Captain Herman
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 25, 2009
86, of Dartmouth, passed peacefully away on February 23, 2009, in the
excellent care of the staff at Northwood One Centre. Born in Isle-Aux-Morte,
N.L., he was a son of the late Michael and Annie-Maude (Knott) McDonald.
Following in the footsteps of his father he went to sea at an early age
as a fisherman on his father's schooner, the Rose Dorothy. During the
Second World War, he served in Canada's Merchant Navy and the Canadian
Naval Reserve. In 1946 he resumed his career with Imperial Oil achieving
the rank of Captain during a long and distinguished service of 33 years.
Upon retiring, he enjoyed a life full of family and friends. He loved
family dinners and picnics and was always willing to share a story with
his quick wit and humour. He loved meeting people, whether fishing on
Grand Lake, camping in Green Valley, having coffee with his buddies or
spending time at his friend John's camp. His presence always ensured
a lively occasion.
Herman will be sadly missed by his loving wife of
65 years, Florence (May) McDonald. He is survived by children, Glen (Claudette),
Toronto; Barrie (Judy), Delta, B.C.; Wanda (Leslie) Webber, Dartmouth;
Gail (Alan) Dawe, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Violet, Jesse, Christy Webber;
brothers, Kenneth (Barbara), North Sydney; Lorne (Millie), Moncton. Herman
is also survived by many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. He
was predeceased by sisters, Florence, Vivian, and Cedella; brothers,
Thomas, Allan and James. No visitation by request. A memorial service
will be held Saturday, February 28, at 11 a.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home,
771 Main St., Dartmouth, Rev. Carolyn Tomlin officiating with interment
to follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. A reception will be held in
the funeral home reception centre. Family flowers only, donations in
Herman's memory may be made to a charity of choice.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 21, 2009
87, Truro, passed away February 20, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital,
Truro. Born in Burnt Island, N.L., he was the only son of the late James
and Rebecca (Organ) MacDonald and grew up in Halifax. Russell was a member
of the Canadian Armed Forces for 31 years serving with the Princess Louise
Fusiliers during the Second World War in Italy, Germany, and Holland.
He also served in the Korean War and in Egypt on a peacekeeping mission.
After retiring from the military, Russell worked at Camp Debert as a
civilian for 10 years. Russell enjoyed his family, especially the young
ones, dancing, bowling, reading and he was also a member of the Royal
Canadian Legion, Branch 26. He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce
(MacDonald) of 61 years; sons, Rick (Karen), Allan (Linda), Randy (Sonya);
daughter, Krista; nine grandchildren; three great-granddaughters. Cremation
has taken place. A Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26 Tribute Service followed
by a memorial service will be held on Monday, February 23 at 1 p.m. followed
by a reception in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St. Family
flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association
of Nova Scotia or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. On-line
condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com The family wish
to extend their thanks to the caring staff at Colchester Regional Hospital
and to Dr. Slipp for their care and compassion.
PARSONS, Elizabeth Gladys "Betty"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 26, 2009
90, Hantsport, Hants Co., passed away peacefully Wednesday, February
25, 2009, in Rose Marie Home for Special Care, Hantsport. Born in St.
John's, N.L., she was the daughter of the late H. Gordon and Olive (Taylor)
Christian. Betty attended school and also Memorial University in St.
John's before becoming a teacher. In her early years she taught in St.
John's, Montreal, Halifax and Hantsport, as a substitute, when her children
were young. In the late 40s Betty was a ground hostess in Gander for
American Overseas Airlines. Betty was a member of St. Andrew's Anglican
Church, Hantsport, as well as the ladies guild. She was a past president
of the sanctuary guild and the Ladies Auxiliary at the Hantsport Community
Centre. Betty was a very athletic lady who was also very active in her
community. Her good nature, sense of humor, style and vivaciousness were
obvious and enjoyed by all who knew her. In the later years Betty and
Dave spent many happy times at their cottage at Black River Lake, entertaining
friends and family.
Betty is survived by her husband of 61 years, David
Parsons, Hantsport; sons, John (Patti), Halifax; Peter (Susan), Chester;
Jim (Shelley), Halifax; grandchildren, Katy, Lauren, Jillian, Haley,
Christian, Geoffrey and Rachael. She was predeceased by brother, Robert
in infancy. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral
Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317), where the family
will receive visitors from 7-9 p.m. Friday, February 27. Funeral service
will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 28, in St. Andrew's Anglican
Church, Main Street, Hantsport, Rev. Michael Boyd officiating. A reception
will follow in the church hall followed by interment in Riverbank Cemetery,
Hantsport. Donations in memory of Betty may be made to St. Andrew's Anglican
Church, Main Street, Hantsport, NS B0P 1P0 or Alzheimer Society of Nova
Scotia, 6009 Quinpool Rd., Ste. 300, Halifax, NS B3K 5J7. Private messages
of condolence may be made in the "Guest Book" at: www.familycare.ca
POOLE, Olive Agnes
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 21, 2009
77, Halifax, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February
Born in Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late James and Ann (Cox)
Rose. Olive was a member of Emmanuel Anglican Church in Spryfield. She
was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She will be lovingly
remembered and sadly missed by her children, Clarence (Kathy), Scott
(Gwen), Terry (Brenda), Chris (Sandy), Bruce, Danita (James), all of
Nova Scotia; Jack (Ada), Alberta; Greg (Tammy), British Columbia; Sharon
(Lewis), Manitoba; Sylvia (Roy), England; 20 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, a Korean Conflict Veteran, John Robert;
brother, Ron, and sister, Mary. The family would like to extend their
heartfelt thanks to the staff of St. Vincent's Guest House for their
compassionate care and support given to Olive during her time with them.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral
Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield (477-5601), where visitation
will be held on Sunday, February 22, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral service
will be held on Monday, February 23 at 2 p.m. in Emmanuel Anglican Church,
with Rev. Diana Brett-Frye as celebrant. Donations in Olive's memory
may be made to a charity of one's choice. Condolences may be sent to
the family by visiting: www.walkerfh.com
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 24, 2009
76, of Roseway Manor, formerly of Sandy Point, passed away February
20, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Port
aux Basques, N.L.,
he was a son of the late Louis and Mary (Bishop) Sheaves. Bob worked
as an engineer on Lake boats and later on fishing vessels as well as
having been a local fisherman. He is survived by his wife, the former
Florence Goodick; sisters, Ruth (Richard) Fraser, California; Edith (Robert)
Sheppard, Clarenville and Sylvia (Eric) Carew, Port aux Basques; many
nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Clifford, Lloyd,
Wilfred, Louis, Fred and Eric. A memorial service will take place at
a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Beulah Burman Animal
Shelter or a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org or you may sign the guest book at: www.huskilson.net
SMITH, Martin Sheppard "Marty"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 6, 2009
age 66, of First Street, Trenton, passed away Wednesday, February
4, 2009, at home. Born in Millers Passage, N. L., he was a son of the late
Thomas and Mary (Sheppard) Smith. He was a welder at the various Nova
Scotia Power Generating Stations, retiring from Trenton. He was a member
of IBEW Local 1928. He was an avid bowler and also enjoyed hunting and
fishing. He is survived by his wife, the former Patricia (MacDonald)
(Gerrior); daughter, Ann Marie (Eugene) Clarke, Victoria Beach; stepdaughter,
Sharon Gerrior (Craig Cromwell), Little Harbour; son, Edward (Susan),
Petawawa, Ont; stepson, Michael Gerrior, Calgary; grandchildren, Sarah,
Colton, Curtis, Zachery, Travis; stepgrandchildren, Tyrone, Chevelle,
Savannah; sisters, Bernadette (Frank) Augot, Harbour Breton, N.L.; Mary
Smith, Harbour Breton. He was predeceased by brothers, Michael, Edward,
Samuel and Gerard; sister, Patricia. Cremation has taken place. There
will be no visitation by request. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday, in
R.H. Porter Funeral Home, Trenton, with Father Gary MacPherson officiating.
Burial will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery at a later date. Donations
in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity
of choice. www.rhporter.ca