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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
January 2009

 

BARDON-DOWNIE (Short), Joan M.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 7, 2009

Chester, passed away suddenly in South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater on January 2, 2009. Born in St. John's, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Dr. Edwin J. and Winifred (Parsons) Short. Joan attended Bishop Spencer College in St. John's and graduated from Mount Allision University in Sackville, N.B. in 1955. Joan's first career was as a Registered Nurse, graduate of the former Victoria General Hospital in Halifax in 1956. She then embarked on a very successful career as a Realtor. She loved working with her clients and helping them fulfill their dream of "home". Joan was a very active member of her community. She participated on many boards and committees in both Bridgewater and Chester. Joan had recently enjoyed another entrepreneurial venture with her "Antiques & Collectibles". Much to her heartbreak, Joan was predeceased by her husband, Robert W. Downie. Both avid sailors, and proud of their membership and community at the Chester Yacht Club, they could always be found on or near the waters of the south shore. A consummate host, Joan shared her love of food with their many friends. She and Bob entertained often. She will be deeply missed by her children, Janet Bardon (Paul Healy), Halifax; Stephen Bardon, Toronto, Ont., and Samuel Bardon (Greg Atkins), Toronto, and her sister, Ruth Canessa, Hyannis Port, Me., and her grandchildren, Owen and Isobel Bardon, Halifax. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements are under the direction of Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater, where visitation will be held on Friday January 9, from 2-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be made by visiting: www.sweenysfuneralhome.com


BORGEL, Eileen
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 26, 2009

72, of Halifax, passed away January 23, 2009, in the Palliative Care Unit, VG Site, QEII. Born in Lamaline, N.L., she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Cossar) Isaacs. Eileen was a very strong, proud and independent woman throughout her life. She began working as a keypunch operator for Simpsons in the 1950s. As a working mother and homemaker, she graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Home Economics. She is remembered by many people as the owner/manager of "House of Fabrics" and "Yarns Plus" in the Woodlawn Mall, Dartmouth, from 1977 until retiring in 1996. Eileen was extremely generous with her time and talents, and was active in many clubs, organizations and charities. These include: member of the Futura Club and Soroptimist International Club of Halifax; member of the Women's Institute, Enfield Branch; member and participant in the Fundy, East Hants and Nova Scotia Seniors Games. She was a board member for East Hants Branch of the Canadian Cancer Society, Nova Scotia Division. She was also a member of the In Hants and Nimble Fingers Craft Cooperatives. She was a Synod Delegate and a member of the Alter Guild for St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Halifax. She was a member of Brookfield Golf Club, and past member of Hartlen Point Forces Golf Club and last but not least a member of the Lady Astronauts Bowling League in Eastern Passage. Eileen enjoyed quilting, sewing, knitting, cross-stitching, cooking/baking, golfing, swimming, bowling, walking and gardening.

She is survived by her husband, Harley; sons, Kevin (Janet), Hammonds Plains; Darin (Christine), Dartmouth; brothers, Albert (Anne), Aptos, Calif.; George (Dorothy), Lower Sackville; Claude (Mary Lou), Halifax; grandchild, Jeffrey; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends, Frances and Ruth. She was predeceased by parents, John and Mary; sister, Gwen. Visitation will be held from 2-4, 6-8 p.m. today in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, January 27, at 11 a.m. in St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church, 3751 Robie St., Halifax, Archdeacon Dianne Parker officiating. Interment in the Columbarium, St. John's Cemetery, Halifax. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Palliative Care Unit, VG Site, QEII. The family would like to convey heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Palliative Care Unit, VG Site, QEII. E-mail condolences to: condolences snow@ns.aliantzinc.ca


BURDOCK (Colbourne), Joan Ewing
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 20, 2009

Passed away peacefully on January 17, 2009, after a brief illness, surrounded by her family, in Dartmouth General Hospital, aged 87 years. Born in St. John's, N.L., on November 26, 1921, she was the daughter of Thomas and Irene (Ewing) Colbourne. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, George; sister, Ruby and brother-in-law, Ted Davis, and sister-in-law, Blanche Colbourne. She is survived by her children, Bill, Janis (MacGillivray) and Ron (Margaret Douma); grandchildren, Christiaan MacGillivray and Heidi (Glenn) Hubley; their father, Keith MacGillivray; great-grandchildren, Jordaan MacGillivray and Kiannah and Kamryn Hubley; brothers, Alexander "Sandy" and John Colbourne, and John's wife, Jean Colbourne, and by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Her family and the church were the two centres of Joan's life and to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren she was everything. A niece observed that she was the glue that held her extended family together, with phone calls, cards, letters and e-mail. She took delight in the accomplishments of every member of her family and wanted to hear of their every adventure. Curious and full of life, Joan loved to travel, a passion she was able to pursue in her later years with trips to Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, New England, and around Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, always in the company of her family. She was active for many years at St. Thomas's Church and with the Girl Guides at Bishop Spencer College in St. John's, her alma mater, and then with the Altar Guild and ACW at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Dartmouth. There are few things at Holy Spirit, and fewer people, that she did not touch in some way. Her sense of humour, beautiful smile and ready laugh charmed everyone she met.

Joan's family would like to extend sincere thanks to the doctors and staff of Dartmouth General Hospital, and especially to Dr. Stavros Savvopolous and all the wonderful nurses on 3 East, for the care, comfort, and support they provided to all of us during Mom's last month of life. Although the stroke she suffered in December deprived her of her voice, it could not take her personality. Her twinkling eyes and her smile were irrepressible. These are what we will cherish in our hearts always. A memorial service in celebration of Joan's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 24, in Church of the Holy Spirit, 1 Regency Dr., Dartmouth, N.S., B2Y 1Z7 A reception will follow at the church. Her ashes will be placed alongside George's in the columbarium in Cathedral Church of All Saints. Family flowers only by request. Gifts in memoriam may be made to Church of the Holy Spirit Roof Fund. To place messages of condolence, you may visit www.mem.com


CHINN, Garfield Ulric
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 5, 2009

Halifax, passed away peacefully Friday, January 2, 2009, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Sandy Point, St. George's, N.L., he was a son of the late Ulric and Jenny (Marr) Chinn. Garfield served as a Merchant Marine during the Second World War, as well he worked for the Halifax Dockyards, The Bedford Institute of Oceanography aboard the ship Baffin and the Department of Fisheries until his retirement. He had a great love of dancing and always carried a warm smile and was a devoted and loving family man. Garfield will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him and whose lives he touched.

Surviving are his loving wife of 62 years, Mary "Ethel" (Grandy) Chinn, Halifax; daughters, Catherine "Chinn" MacPhee, Calgary, Alta.; Angela (Keith) Tyler, Lower Sackville; grandson, Ian MacPhee, Calgary, Alta.; great-grandson, Kristian Root, Calgary, Alta. Besides his parents, Garfield was predeceased by 10 brothers and sisters and was the last surviving member of his family. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 6, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayer's Rd., Halifax. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 7, at 2 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. David Hann will officiate with interment to follow in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax. Garfield loved flowers, and they would be warmly welcomed. On-line condolences can be made by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


CODNER, Laura Jane
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 13, 2009

94, Dartmouth, passed away, January 7, 2009, at home. Born in Torbay, N.L., she was a daughter of the late George and Elsie (Cook) Eustace. She was a loving wife and devoted mother and grandmother, also a loyal friend and Blue Jay fan. Surviving are daughters, Ann White (Late David), Patricia Codner (Harrison Mills), Nine Mile River; Jude (Fred) Radunsky, St. Catharines; son, Derek, Dartmouth; sisters, Esther, Edna, Ruth; brothers, Roland, Charles, Frank; grandchildren, Kathleen, Robin, Susan White, Carey Nichols Morris (Blain); great-grandchildren, Judith, Rebecca, Finley Morris, Zackary Holmes. She was predeceased by loving husband, Eugene Augustus; brothers, Tom, Jack, Will, Jim, Ed, and Calvin; also six children in infancy. A memorial service will be held January 16, 2009, 11 a.m. in Church of the Holy Spirit, Rev. Edwin Ebsary officiating. No flowers by request donations to the Church of the Holy Spirit Roof Fund. A special thank you to the staff of Northwood Home Care, Home Instead Senior Care and Fred Eustace for enabling mom to stay at home. May also be viewed at: www.mem.com


COOPER, Rev. Canon H. Rhodes
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 24, 2009

Died on January 22, 2009, after a short illness, in the Health Science Centre, St. John's, N.L. He is predeceased by his parents, and his first wife, Margaret. To mourn, he leaves his children, Susan (James) Adams, St. John's, N.L.; Nancy Osberg (Denise Clarke), Oakville, Ont.; Deborah (Christopher) Davey, St. Aubin, Jersey, Channel Islands; Beth Cooper (Joe Danko), Edmonton, Alta.; Timothy (Lucie Charpentier), Sherbrooke, Que. He also leaves behind 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; brother, Robert "Bob" Cooper, Brantford, Ont.; sister, Joan Ferguson, Vancouver, B.C.; sister-in-law, Mary Lane, Riverview, N.B.; as well as many nieces and nephews. With fond memories, he also leaves behind Ruby Dewling, and his stepchildren, David (Linda), Douglas (Edwina), Joan Dewling (Diane); and Janice (Norman) Van de Spiegle.

Canon Cooper graduated from the University of King's College, Halifax, with a BA and BSLitt in 1948, and received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity in 1972. In 1977, he earned his Masters of Sacred Thelogy from Union Theological College, New York. He was ordained deacon on December 17, 1947, and priest, on July 10, 1949. He has served in the diocese of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and as Dean of the Cathedral in Fredericton, N.B. During his 61 years of service, he was on the Executive of each of the Diocese and was elected eight times as a delegate of General Synod. He was served on a number of National and Diocesean Committees. From 1988 to 1990, he was Formation Officer at the Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax, after which he retired to St. John's, N.L.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to all those at Cambridge Estates for their kindness and loving care. Resting in St. Thomas' Anglican Church, Military Road, St. John's, N.L. (entrance through the Tower door), with public visitation on Friday, January 23, from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and today, from 12-4 p.m. A Requiem Eucharist will be held in St. Thomas' Church on Monday, January 26, at 11 a.m., followed by cremation. Inurnment will take place in St. Alban's Columbarium in All Saints Cathedral, Halifax, at a later date. No flowers by request. Those who wish to make a memorial contribution may give to the All Saints Cathredral. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Rd., St. John's, N.L., (790-722-2730). To send a message of condolence, or to sign the memorial guest book, please visit: www.carnells.com


CORNECT, Donald Joseph
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 28, 2009

81, Coldbrook, Kings Co., passed away after a lengthy illness on Monday, January 26, 2009, at home with his family by his side. Born in Cape St. George, N.L., he was a son of the late Eugene and Germaine (La Page) Cornect. During his time with the Royal Canadian Navy, he served on The Magnificent, Bonaventure and The Saguenay. In retirement he resided for many years in Dartmouth. He then moved to the Annapolis Valley where he was employed on the survey crew with the Department of Highways. He was a strong family man. Donald was an avid golfer and curler; had a great love for nature and the outdoors and loved to garden, and was a very gifted harmonica player.

He is survived by his wife, the former Sheila Lonar; daughters, Judy Metcalf, Cranbrook, B.C.; Sherry (Alfie) Comeau, Kentville; Nancy (John) MacEachern, Berwick; sons, Donald (Maria), Moncton, N.B.; Blair (Lisa), Berwick; grandchildren, Tara, Kathleen, Sacha, Nancy, Tony, Samantha, Matthew, Jonathan, Janelle, Krista, Vanessa, Nicole, Colin, Gregory, Britney; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Riza Brownridge, Mission, B.C.; Marina (Emmanuel) Simon, Cape St. George; Claudette Cornect, Cape St. George; brothers, Maurice (Dorothy), Yarmouth; Roderick (Madeline), Cape St. George; Robert (Anne), Cape St. George; Leonard (Eileen), Cape St. George. He will be sadly missed by his loving family. Donald was predeceased by sisters, Maisie and Hilda; brothers, Gordon, Algernon and Eugene Jr. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Annapolis Valley Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 30, from St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church, Berwick, Father Larry Pitcher will officiate. Reception to follow in the church hall. Donations in memory of Donald may be made to the ALS Society of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences may be made through: www.annapolisvalleyfuneralhome.com


ENGRAM (Caines), Agnes Ruth
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 21, 2009

88, Halifax, passed away peacefully in Parkstone Enhanced Care on January 19, 2009. Born in Burgeo, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Emmanuel and Sarah Caines. She is survived by her daughter, Marion (Bill) Spencer, Fall River, and son, Tom (Cheryl) Engram, Halifax. She will be sadly missed by granddaughters, Kimberly (Lee) Williams, Judith (Russell) Shea, Sara (Jason) Tingley, Elizabeth (Danny) Pond, Rebecca Engram and great-granddaughters, Cameryn Olivia Shea and Ella Lee Williams. Agnes also leaves to mourn sister, Dulcie Loucks, Victoria; brothers, Cyril (Mary), Annapolis Royal; Milton (Johanna), Dartmouth and sister-in-law, Jocelyn Caines. She was predeceased by husband, Norman; brother, Otto; sisters, Mamie, Violet, Lelia, and Hilda. Agnes will be remembered fondly for her love of her granddaughters, family, friends, bakeapples and dancing to Newfoundland music. She will be greatly missed by her extended family, the staff of Citadel Court at Parkstone. The family is very thankful for their loving care of Agnes. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 22, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in Snow's Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral service will be held in Snow's Funeral Home on Friday, January 23, at 11 a.m., Rev. John Wilton officiating. Family flowers only. A reception will follow the service. Private interment will take place Friday afternoon. Donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, 6009 Quinpool Rd., Suite 300, Halifax, NS, B3K 5J7, or a charity of choice. E-mail condolences to: condolences snow@ns.aliantzinc.ca


FREW, Robert William
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 14, 2009

77, of Lantz, passed away at home January 12, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Corner Brook, N.L., on December 7, 1931, he was a son of the late Allan and Gwen Frew. Bob was an aircraft maintenance engineer who after five years with the RCAF, worked for Eastern Provincial Airlines and successor companies until his retirement in 1995. He was a member of the Gander No. 16 and C.W. Saunders No. 125 Elmsdale, Masonic Lodges and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 48, Elmsdale. Leaving to mourn are his loving wife of 47 years, Helena (Poszmayer); son, Reginald, Toronto, Ont.; grandchildren, Deanne and Mark, Downsview; brothers, Allan "Mac" (Sylvia), Halifax; Ray (Pat), Pasadena, N.L.; Charles, Calgary, Alta.; Bert (Antony), England; sisters, Heather (Roy) Myers, St. John's, N.L.; Gwen Hanson, St. John's; aunts, Helen, Dartmouth; Babs, England, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Besides his parents, Bob was predeceased by sisters, Jean and Cherry. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Bob's life will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 15, in the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 48, Elmsdale. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice.


GILMOUR, Esther
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 5, 2009
December 7, 1926 - January 31, 2009
. On January 31, 2009, Esther passed away after a short battle with cancer at the age of 82 years, surrounded by her family at home. Esther will be greatly missed by her son, Barry; daughter-in-law, Lynn; grandchildren, Laura and Gregory; granddaughter-in-law, Natalie; sister, Dorothy and brothers, Joe, Steve, Ron, Ed and Bill. Esther leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and close friends. Esther joins in heaven her husbands, Frank Grono and John Gilmour, as well as brother, John; sister, Mary, and parents, Margaret and Gregory Battcock.

Born in Brigus South, N.L., Esther graduated from St. Clares's Mercy Hospital, School of Nursing in 1947. She married Frank Grono in 1954 and was widowed in 1961. She married John Gilmour in 1963. Esther lived a full and productive life as a wife, mother and Registered Nurse. She retired from the position of nursing supervisor at the Salvation Army Grace Maternity Hospital, Halifax in 1985 to live with son, Barry and family. Esther played a very active role in the raising of her grandchildren to the delight of both Lynn and Barry - her strong morals and ideals will live on in Laura and Gregory. Esther's compassion, caring and kindness for family, friends and her patients will be remembered by many people across all of Canada.

Special thanks to Dr. K Calder, Dr. L. Clein; homecare nurses, Donna and Deanna; respiratory therapist, Karim, as well as retired nurse and special friend, Verna, who helped the family keep their promise to Esther to remain at home until the end in comfort and dignity. Thanks to nieces, Joanne, Janet, and Karen and family friend, Heather, who traveled from the Maritimes to visit during her illness. Thanks also to Ron and Mary, Gloria and Peter, and so many church friends for all their help. Memorial services will be held in The Salvation Army Castledowns Church, 12404 -140 Ave., Edmonton, on Saturday, February 7, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army Castledowns Church, whose congregation and leaders, Major Ron and Linda provided support to Esther and her family. They will continue to carry on the good deeds in her community that Esther supported during her lifetime.


JONES, Cluny R.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 12, 2009

70, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully in Dartmouth General Hospital on January 7, 2009. Cluny was born in Wesleyville, N.L. on June 23, 1938. He was the son of the late Sidney and Mary Ann Jones. Left to mourn are sons, Warren (Gisele), Edmonton, Alta.; Wilfred (Heather), Dartmouth; grandchildren, Brian, Derek, Alicia, MacKenzie, Nicholas; brothers, Jabez (Eva), Newfoundland; and George (Lillian), Ontario; sister, Louise Gowler, Illinois; and many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Donna Sooley (Herbert), Dartmouth. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his companion, Vivian Hickey, Dartmouth; brother, John, Maine; and sisters, Priscilla Richardson, Newfoundland; Emeline Adamson, Nova Scotia; Pearl Jones, South Carolina. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Halifax Regional Crematorium. Burial to take place in Newfoundland at a later date. Donations can be made in Cluny's memory to Canadian National Institute for the Blind.


MacISAAC, Roderick Alexander
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 16, 2009

71, Waterville, Kings Co., passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2009, at home with his wife at his side. Born in South Branch, N.L. He was a son of the late Cornelius and Mattilda (Brake) MacIsaac. Prior to his retirement to Nova Scotia, he was employed with Maple Leaf Foods in Toronto for many years. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by an infant son, Roderick; brothers, Roy, Joseph, Leo and his favorite sister-in-law, Cecelia. Rod is survived by his wife, Betty Jean (Smith); daughters, Mary (Robert) Vaughn, Keswick Ont.; Annette (Keith) McIntyre, London, Ont.; Betty MacIsaac, Toronto, Ont.; Darlene MacIsaac, Sydney; son, Roderick (Kelli) MacIsaac, Agincourt, Ont.; sister, Elizabeth (Angus) McNeil, Doyles, N.L.; brothers, Cornelius, St. Catherine's, Ont.; Addian (Lil), Gilford, Ont.; Michael (Delores), Pickering, Ont.; Gerrard (Jeanette), Pickering, Ont.; stepchildren, Susan (Gordon) Chute, Edmonton, Alta.; Bill (Janet) Henderson, Edmonton, Alta.; Tim (Audrey) Henderson, Harbourville; Debbie (Paul) Ouimet, St. Albert, Alta.; Victor (Gina) Henderson, Toronto, Ont.; Rick (Roni) Henderson, Edmonton; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of the Annapolis Valley Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook. A graveside service will beheld at a later date. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice. A very special thank you to the VON and Palliative Care team. On-line condolences may be made through: www.annapolisvalleyfuneralhome.com


MITCHELL, Terence
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 7, 2009

69, of Terence Bay. It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Terence Mitchell on January 3, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax, with his loving family by his side. Born in Marystown, Placentia Bay, N.L., he was a son of the late John Thomas and Katherine (Fitzpatrick) Mitchell. Terence worked at Via Rail for over 30 years and enjoyed his retirement for over 10 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and building baby barns. Terence was a person that was loved by all that knew him; he was kind and generous. He will be extremely missed. Terence is survived by his loving wife, Carrie (Pike); daughter, Theresa (Leonard) Myra; sons, Reginald (Karen), Terry (Brenda), Dennis (Tabitha) and six grandchildren who will miss his love, guidance and involvement in their lives; sister, Helen Kelly; brother, John Patrick (Monica). He was predeceased by brothers, Jack and Desmond Mitchell. A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 8, at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Shad Bay, Father Dariusz Misiolek officiating. A private family burial will follow. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to the doctors and staff of 9A and 9B, the VG Site, QEII, for their kindness and caregiving. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at: condolences snow@ns.aliantzinc.ca


PARSONS, Millage Fintin "Mel"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 21, 2009

Born February 22, 1931, died peacefully on January 19, 2009, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston, surrounded by friends after a brief battle with cancer. Mel was raised in Fox Island River, N.L., and served with the PPCLI in the Korean Conflict. He raised his five children in Burnaby, B.C., and retired to Judique. He is survived by children, Heather Brooke (Madeleine, Hannah and Nicola), Gordon (Christopher), Donald, Lory, and Ellie (Zack and Samantha). He is also survived by sisters, Marg Gerrie and Ann Pert; brothers, Andrew, John and Joe Parsons. Mel was predeceased by his loving wife Margaret; grandson, Joseph and brother, Leo. Visitation will be in the Judique Chapel of Inverness Funeral Home today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Andrew's Church, Judique with Father Allan MacMillan officiating, burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be sent to: invernessfuneral@ns.aliantzinc.ca


PEDDLE, Robyn Marie
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 8, 2009

Passed away suddenly in Auld's Cove, as a result of a tragic car accident on Monday, January 5, 2009. Robyn Marie Peddle of Portugal Cove, NL, age 19 years. Leaving to mourn is her loving and devoted family, parents, Randal and Helen (St. Croix); her precious sisters, Christine and Maria; her grandmother, Mona Peddle, New Perlican, as well as a large circle of other family members, relatives and friends in Newfoundland and at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish. Resting in Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Rd. on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place on Saturday, January 10, at 11 a.m. in St. Mary the Virgin Church, Craigmiller Avenue. Cremation to follow. Flowers gratefully accepted, or donations may be made to the Kids with Cancer Travel Fund, c/o Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation or a charity of one's choice. To send a message of condolence, or to sign the memorial guest book, please visit: www.carnells.com
"Shall I compare thee, to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely, and more temperate: Rough winds do shake, the darling buds of May, and Summer's lease hath, all too short a date."


PIKE, Daisy Pauline
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 26, 2009

Fall River, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2009, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, surrounded by family. Pauline was born in St. John's, N.L., the daughter of the late Daisy and Alfred Rees. She was a graduate of Bishop Spencer College, and married Harold Pike in 1944. In 1946 they emigrated from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia, but always remained proud Newfoundlanders. Volunteer work at the Anglican Church was an integral part of Pauline's life, first at Christ Church, Dartmouth, and then at St. Thomas' Church in Fall River. The friendships she made there meant a great deal to her. Not a sports fan before she married, Pauline decided to become one when she realized how much time Harold spent watching baseball and hockey. She grew to love both games, and in 1972, when the USSR hosted the Moscow portion of the Russia-Canada hockey summit, Pauline made sure she and Harold were in the stands at the Luzhniki Ice Palace to cheer for Team Canada. Pauline also rooted for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Blue Jays for many decades, with varying degrees of success.

Pauline was predeceased by husband, Harold and siblings, Dorothy, Jim and Joan. She is survived by her children, Sharon (Stan) Lloyd, Fall River; David (Kathy), Halifax, and niece D'Ann (Dieter) Feth, Lower Sackville. Pauline was a loving grandmother to Scott, Leah, Andrea and Amie; and proud great-grandmother ("GG") to Kingsly, Jaxson and Isabella. The family would like to thank the staff at the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, especially the nurses on 8.2, for their compassionate care in the last days of Pauline's life. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at St. Thomas' Church in Fall River, Tuesday, January 27, at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow in the church hall. Donations may be made to St. Thomas' Church Building Fund.


PINHORN, Rita Margaret 78
Victoria Mines
The Cape Breton Post, January 19, 2009
Rita Pinhorn
, 78, of Victoria Mines, passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late James and Alice MacIssac. She retired as a PCW from Spring Garden Villa (Breton Bay Nursing Home). Rita was a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and wonderful friend to all. She enjoyed knitting, making quilts and preserves to share with her family. She also enjoyed shuffle board, bowling, and darts. In her earlier years she taught sewing at Low Point School. She always enjoyed her many camping trips, and visits to her homeland of Codroy Valley.

Rita is survived by daughters, Velva (Fred) Bailey, New Waterford, Joyce (Patrick) Duffney, South Bar; sons, Stan (Carol) MacNeil, New Waterford, Wayne (Jackie) and Kevin (Mabel), both of South Bar, Derick (Laurie), Victoria Mines; sister, Marjorie 'Monie' (Allen) English, Codroy Valley; brothers, Ambrose (Hilda), Deer Lake, Gordon (Joan) and Michael (Eleanor), both of Codroy Valley; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Leslie John in 1998, sisters, Stella Sutton, Rosena in infancy, a brother, Eddie in infancy, brother-in-law, Bill Sutton, and a great-grandson, Garrett. Visitation will take place Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be held Wednesday 11 a.m. in the chapel with Rev. Stephen Mills officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca


RENOUF, John "Earl"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 19, 2009

86, Halifax, passed away peacefully with his wife Joyce by his side on Thursday, January 15, 2009. Born in St. John's, N.L., he was a son of the late Edwin and Mildred (Messervy) Renouf. Earl worked as a chartered accountant for the federal government for 30 years until his retirement. Earl and Joyce led an active retired life, dividing their time between Florida and Nova Scotia. Earl enjoyed golfing, walking, travelling, and socializing with his wife, family and their many friends. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Joyce (Nicolle) Renouf; daughter, Pat (Phil) Scott; sons, David (Carol), Barry; sister, Rita Mumford; grandchildren, Mitchell (Julia) Scott, Hillary (Jim) Haight, Eric (Marla) Renouf, Katrina (Matt) Crosby, Nick, James; several great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in mid April. A notice will be published at a later date. On-line condolences may be sent by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


SAUNDERS, Gladstone Raymond "George"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 30, 2009

78, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Tuesday, January 27, 2009, in Western Regional Health Centre, Yarmouth, after a courageous: "I'll be all right" battle with leukemia and heart disease. Born and raised in Glovertown, N.L., son of the late Mabel (Ivany) and George Saunders. He was the youngest of siblings and brother to predeceased, Jim, John, Edgar and Rev. Manuel. He is survived by sisters, Rose, Phyllis (adopted) and sisters-in-law, Joyce and Anne. A loving husband, devoted father and proud Poppy, George will be remembered for his passion for family, friends, music and a good laugh. As well, for being an avid outdoorsman, hunter, musician, auto mechanic, and car lover, where he built them: "one piece at a time". His contagious smile will be deeply missed and forever remembered by his loving wife of 47 years, Carol Ann (Bourque); children, Perry (Kelley) Grande Prairie, Alta.; Randy (Marlyn) Ajax, Ont.; Linda Barton, Nova Scotia, and his "greatest treasures on earth" his grandchildren, Jared, Erica, Mariah and Adia, and other many relatives and friends.

George met his loving wife in 1960 in Goose Bay, Labrador, where together they raised three children and he worked for Department of Transportation for 20 years. After moving their family to Nova Scotia in 1979, he worked aboard MV's Bluenose and Evangeline. Prior to his retirement in 1995 he also worked as Maintenance Superintendent at Yarmouth Mall for 10 years. Since retirement he traveled the Atlantic provinces together with wife, Carol and their family business of 26 years: Gold Star Fudge, where great times and laughter were shared with many friends. The family is very thankful for the loving care provided by Drs. Prabhu, Tarakji, Al-Mane, Moses, Murphy, Budhoo, and all the Intensive Care nurses for their outstanding care and compassion throughout George's illness. In honouring his wishes, cremation has taken place. A family and friends memorial service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 31, in H. M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, 29 Albert St., Yarmouth, Rev. A. D. "Bill" Newell officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. On-line guest book and messages of condolences can be made at: www.huskilson.net


SKINNER, Charles Miles Sr.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 26, 2009

94, Mulgrave, passed away Sunday January 25, 2009, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Boxey, Fortune Bay, N.L., he was the son of the late Isaac and Alvina Miles. Charles was a fisherman in his younger years and then worked at Acadia Fisheries, Mulgrave and Canso. He was a member of St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Mulgrave. Charles is the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by daughters, Diane Keeping, Hilda Elms; Alvina (Clarence) Snow, Lorraine (Thomas) Hadley, Marion (Ralph) England, all of Mulgrave; stepdaughter, Joan Wong, Antigonish; son, Charles Jr. (Betty), Mulgrave; 19 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren; nephews, Edwin (Mildred) Miles Jr., Sand Point; Chester (Bernadine) Miles, Oshawa, Ont. Charles is predeceased by wife, Marina (Richard); sister, Ivy Miles; son-in-law, Max Keeping. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 6-9 p.m., Tuesday in Mulgrave and Area Resting Place. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, in St. Andrew's Anglican Church with Rev. Susan Best officiating. Burial in St. Lawrence Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Charles may be made to Mulgrave and Area Resting Place or a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com
Grandad Tear streamed down my face when I heard the news, We were all expecting it. But it was still hard to accept, Not having you here anymore. The world isn't the same. Since the day Gram and the angels came. You are with your one true love now, Where you should be. Know that you're alive in our hearts. You're in the hearts of all you've touched. We will always love you. Now it's time to say Goodbye, We shall see you again one day. In Heaven where the stars stay, We will all be there one day. Tell Gram we love and miss her so. You are together now, And that gives all of us a sense of Peace. Love from your Family. Written by granddaughter, Dawn Elms Hanson


SMITH, James William "Gerald"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 10, 2009

Port LaTour, Shelburne Co., passed away in Yarmouth Regional Hospital on Friday, January 9, 2009, at the age of 88 years. Born in Port LaTour on August 13, 1920, he was a son of the late Guilford and Leona (Swaine) Smith. Gerald was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the 14th Anti-Aircraft Battery. During this time, he met his future wife, Kathleen Hayes of St. John's, N.L. Following the war, he worked for the Department of Transport at the LORAN Station in Baccaro, Shelburne County, until his retirement in December, 1979. Gerald enjoyed travel, camping, golf, music, dancing, walking, bird watching, and reading. In all respects, Gerald was a true gentleman to all that knew him. He loved nature and wildlife and had a keen sense of humour and wit.

Gerald will be deeply missed by his children, Richard (Rev. Galen) Smith, Rexton, N.B., and Keith Smith and June Nielson of Port LaTour; grandchildren, Sean and Eric Nielson, Kimberley Duncan and Matthew Smith; five great-grandchildren and special friend, Shirley Malone. Gerald was predeceased by his wife, Kathleen (Kay), infant son, Gerald; brother, Howard Smith; and sister, Claire Snow. Cremation has taken place under the direction of H. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Barrington. In accordance with Gerald's wishes, there will be no funeral service or visitation at the Funeral Home. A committal service will be held at a later date. No flowers by request. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Alzheimers Society of Nova Scotia, or the Canadian Wildlife Federation, and would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be sent to: huskilson@ns.aliantzinc.ca or you may sign the guest book at www.huskilson.net


SPURRELL, Dr. Pierce Augustus
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 28, 2009

Passed peacefully away on Sunday, January 25, 2009, in St. John's, N.L., with his family at his side, Dr. Pierce Augustus Spurrell, age 79 years, born in Eastport, N.L., and resided in St. John's. He was predeceased by his eldest daughter, Joanne Andrews; his parents, Ella Susie (Way) and Chesley James Spurrell. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, his loving wife of 56 years, Audrey (Dawe); his children, Bill (Gerri) and David (Shirley) of St. John's; James (Andrea) of Sherwood Park, Alta. and Susan (Dr. David Barnes) of Halifax; his loving grandchildren, Kelly and Katheryn Spurrell, Erin Andrews, Stephanie and Heather Barnes, Beth Spurrell; sister, Olive Hillerich of Ohio; brother, Roland (Peg) of Carbonear, N.L.; son-in-law, Dr. Bruce Andrews of Kitchener, Ont.; also numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Pierce was educated at Memorial University and then attended Dalhousie Medical School, graduating in 1953. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place in Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Rd., St. John's, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral service will be held Thursday, January 29, at 11 a.m. from the Anglican Cathedral. Private interment to follow. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. To send a message of condolence or sign the memorial guest book, please visit: www.carnells.com


WHITEWAY, William James
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 21, 2009

75, Milford Station, passed away peacefully in the VG Site, QEII, January 19, 2009, after a lengthy fight with cancer. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Mildred and George Whiteway (of St. John's, N.L.); brothers, George and Arch; sisters, Emma and Beth. Left to remember him are his loving wife, Sharon and daughter, Melisa; sisters, Joan, Ruby (Dave), Joyce (Wally), Lorraine (Austin); brothers, Albert (Yvonne), John (Barb) and Herb; sisters-in-law, Barb Whiteway, Carol Woodworth and brother-in-law, Frank Woodworth. Also his aunts, Viola (Harry) Butt and Violet White, Broad Cove, N.L. Bill also had many nieces and nephews who will miss his visits and tormenting ways. Bill will also be remembered by his foster daughter, Barbara White (Michael Blackwood).

Although Bill was born in St. John's, N.L., he often laughed and said that he left the rock for a visit to the mainland. The visit lasted 50 years! Bill loved bowling and belonged to the Elmsdale Senior Bowling League. He played cards at many of the local card parties and faithfully played TV and Radio bingo every week. He also took part in the Fundy Senior Games for over a decade bringing home many medals. Bill was a 40 year member of the Legion last attending the Elmsdale Legion Branch 48. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with Legion Service at 7 p.m., Thursday, in Milford Lantz United Church from where funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Friday, Rev. Helen Waddell officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Interment will be in Milford Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to Milford Lantz United Church, 2134 Hwy. 2, Milford Station, NS B0N 1Y0 or Berwick United Church Camp, c/o Grant Warwick, 207-347 Portland Hills Dr., Dartmouth, NS B2W 0A7 or charity of choice.


YOUNG, Terry
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 22, 2009

56, Moncton, N.B., and formerly of Collingwood, died January 18, 2009, in Dr. Georges-L-Dumont Hospital, Moncton. Born in St. George's, N.L., he was a son of the late Theodore and Marguerite (Garnier) Young. Surviving are sisters, Barbara "Bobbie" Young, St. John's, N.L.; Joan (Doug) Spotswood, Dallas, Tex.; brother, Victor Young, DeSoto, Tex.; nephews, Robert and Thomas Young, Orilla, Ont. Cremation has taken place under the direction of MacDiarmid's Funeral Home, Oxford (447-2930). A time of remembrance will take place in the summer in Newfoundland. Donation info/on-line condolences to: www.mmcfunerals.com

 

 

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