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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
July 2009


The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 3, 2009

83, of Parkstone Enhanced Care. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Laura Barnes, on July 31, 2009, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, with her family by her side. Born in Harbour Mille, N.L., she was a daughter of the late George and Josephine (Pardy) Vardy. To all who had the good fortune of knowing her, Laura was incredibly caring, loyal, and kind-hearted as she lived life placing the needs of others ahead of her own. A committed and dedicated worker, Laura held various positions in the food service industry prior to her retirement. Laura was a parishioner of St. James Anglican Church in Armdale until the time of her illness, which led to her residing at Parkstone.

Laura is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, William Reuben; her children, Doris Leadbetter, Pauline Barnes, Darlene Barnes-MacNeil (Keith) and Clyde Barnes; grandchildren, Laurie (Chris) Leadbetter Mitchell, Brian Leadbetter, Edmonton; and Elliot and Andrew MacNeil; sisters, Olive (John) Poole and Rebecca Bryan, North Sydney; brothers, Clyde, Dartmouth and Wallace, Grand Falls, N.L.; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Laura was predeceased by her brothers, Berkley and Herbert, and her twin brother Bill; sisters, Ida, Frances, and Blanche. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 4th, from 6-8 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 5th, at 2 p.m. in St. James Anglican Church, 2668 Joseph Howe Dr. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Lacewood Drive. Family flowers only. Donations in her memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Assoc. Our sincere appreciation to the staff of the Emergency Department who were most compassionate at such a difficult time. Heartfelt thanks are extended to the staff of Parkstone Enhanced Care, who took such good care of Laura over the last seven years - you were her extended family, and we truly appreciate all that you did. She will remain forever in our hearts. Messages of condolence may be sent by visiting:

BERG, Danica Colleen
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 27, 2009

47, of New Minas, passed away Friday, July 24, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Danica was born to Frances (Parsons) and Eskil Berg on July 27, 1961, in St. John's, N.L. Danica lived in Stephenville, N.L. for most of her young life. She and her mother then moved to Kentville in 1990. She was predeceased by her father, Eskil and her mother, Frances. Danica leaves to mourn a large number of family and friends, including Bernard and Joan Parsons, Labrador City; Clifford and Donna Parsons, Lewisporte, N.L.; Claude Parsons, Edmonton, Alta.; Marion and Harland Blackmore, Lumsden, N.L.; Ruby Mosher, Bridgewater. Many thanks to everyone who visited, sent well wishes and sat with her at the hospital. Special thanks to Dr. Shawn Christie (Neurosurgeon) and all the staff who cared so compassionately for her. Cremation has taken place under the direction of White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville and there will be no visitation by family request. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, in Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 825 Park St., Kentville, Banfield Parsons officiating. Donations in Danica's memory can be made to QEII Foundation, Attention 7:3 Nursing Unit or the charity of your choice. Inquiries may be made to White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville or on-line by visiting:
Isaiah 41:10 "Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not gaze about, for I am your God. I will fortify you. I will really help you. I will really keep fast hold of you with my right hand of righteousness."

BUFFETT, Harris Munden
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 23, 2009

80, passed away peacefully in James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander, N.L. on July 22, 2009. Born on October 20, 1928, in Belleoram, N.L., Harris was a son of the late Cyril and Eleanor Buffett. He was also predeceased by his wife, Jean Helen Buffett; brother, Gerald; sister, Gladys. Left with loving memories are his son, David, Halifax; daughters, Agnes (John) Greer, Halifax; Donna (Jim) Johnston, Toronto, Ont.; grandchildren, Adam, David, Kathleen. He is also survived by his brothers, Rupert (Gladys), Dartmouth; Gordon (Verna), George (Brenda), Corner Brook; sisters, Winnie Evans, Eleanor (Lloyd) Anstey, Joyce (Eric) Borden and Maxine (Ray) Gushue, all of Corner Brook; numerous nieces and nephews; his loving companion , Elsie Carter, Gander, and her children Don, Bob, Debbie and their families. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 27, in Emmanuel Anglican Church, Halifax. Inurnment in Oakridge Memory Garden, Lower Sackville. Donations in Harris's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundaton of Canada. To sign our memorial on-line guest book please visit:

JESSEAU, Bridget Mary
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 21, 2009

93, Halifax, passed away Friday, July 17, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Badger Bay, NL., she was a daughter of the late James and Johanna (Kelly) O'Dea. Bridget is survived by daughter Bertha (Richard) Foley, Cameron Lake; sons, Ron (Wendy), Dartmouth; Paul (Ruth), Conception Bay South, NL.; Pius (Ida), Grand Falls-Windsor, NL.; Mel (Sandi), Goose Bay, Labrador; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, relatives and other extended family. She was predeceased by sister, Sarah. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Funeral service to be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 22 in Our Blessed Mother Theresa of Calcutta Parish, Father Gilbert Bertrand O.M.I. officiating. Interment to follow in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

LEARNING, Arthur George
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 15, 2009

Passed peacefully away on July 12, 2009, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, Halifax in his 84th year. Arthur was a devoted husband of 55 years to Doris (Courage), father to Donald, Ottawa; Fred, Salmonier, N.L. and Maxine (Peter Simpkin) in Sackville and a dear Poppy to Sarah, Toronto and Emma, Kingston, Ont. Arthur was predeceased by his parents, George and Sarah (Hiscock) Learning, of St. John's, N.L.; brothers, Harold, Frederick and Allan and his sisters, Florence and Ruby. He leaves behind his sisters, Rosalie Squires and Gladys Long (Herbert); his brother, Robert (Ruby) in St. John's; his sister-in-law, Gail in Winnipeg, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Arthur served overseas as a gunner specialist in the Royal Artillery (field) during the Second World War, was an electrician at the Newfoundland Dockyard for 40 years, and a life long member and past Local President of the IBEW. He was a skilled woodturner, a passionate gardener and a friend at the Oxen Pond Botanic Garden for many years. The family wishes to thank all those kindnesses shown to Dad during his illness especially by his doctors, nurses and caregivers. Cremation has already taken place. The funeral will be held in St. John the Evangelist Church, Old Sackville Road at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 16, with the Rev. Ken Turner officiating Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Dartmouth Funeral Home, Queen Street.

PEDDLE, Arthur Archibald
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 23, 2009

70, Rocky Bay, passed away peacefully in Strait Richmond Hospital on July 21, 2009, surrounded by his family. Born in Newfoundland, he was a son of the late Nat and Elizabeth Peddle (Deer Lake, N.L.). He leaves behind the love of his life, Leona (Vincent) Peddle; stepson, Carl; children, Todd (Denise), Terry, Randy, all of Alberta; Eileen, Newfoundland; Donna, New Brunswick; Priscilla (Jason), Patricia (Duke), Margaret (Michael), all of Cape Breton; Pamela (George), Paula (Adam), Ontario; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Esther, Viola (Glen), Newfoundland; brothers, Winston (Annette), Alberta; Nat (Vi), Edmonton; in-laws, Ernest, Vernon, Rose, Mary Lou, Anna, Shirley, Loretta and Jenny. He will be missed by four cats. He was predeceased by his sister, Judy. Many thanks to Dr. Paul Pluta, Dr. Colins and the nurses of Strait Richmond Hospital. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Monday, July 27, at 2 p.m. in Kateri Chapel on Chapel Island. Funeral mass will be held Tuesday, July 28, at 2 p.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Barra Head. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery, Father Barrette officiating. Funeral is under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's. There will be a lunch/(auction) saliday to follow in Chapel Island Community Hall. Any items would be greatly appreciated. Donations may be made to the family.

PENNEY, John Malcolm
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 22, 2009

71, of Dartmouth, passed away July 20, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital, surrounded by family. Born in Tacks Beach, Placentia Bay, N.L., he was a son of the late Aubrey and Lavinia (Bolt) Penney. John retired in 1998 from the Dartmouth Fire Department as Captain with 25 years of service. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 10 years, and earlier taught in a one-room school in Newfoundland. He was a long-time member of the Dartmouth Curling Club, the Dartmouth Sundowners and the Royal Canadian Legion Somme Branch. His life was dedicated to helping others, and his legacy is the inspiration for us to give of ourselves.

John was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, golfing and sailing. He especially loved teaching his granddaughters an appreciation of nature. Always ready with a hammer and saw, he will be remembered for his handyman skills and his helpfulness to his many friends and neighbours.

John will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 44 years, Violet (Moulton); son, David (Louise), Dartmouth; siblings, Bertha (George) Brown, Newfoundland; Marion (Ed) Johnson, Newfoundland; Hannah (Ron) Barker, Ontario; Helen (Tom) Hall, Newfoundland; Winnie (Melvin) Cooper, Newfoundland; Sam Penney, Newfoundland; Sandra (David) Barrington, Newfoundland; Ivy Penney (Harold Hibbs), Newfoundland; Glenda (Ralph) Roberts, Newfoundland; and beloved grandchildren, Sarah and Allison. He will be missed by many in-laws, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; brother, David and sister, Linda. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 24, in Atlantic Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.

RIOUX, Jerome "Jerry"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 25, 2009

66, Halifax, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born January 28, 1943 in Lourdes, N.L., he was a son of the late Emmanuel and Dorothy May (Healy/Abbott) Rioux. Jerry worked for the Department of National Defence for 25 years in both the Halifax and Dartmouth locations. He is survived by daughter, Jane (Matt Hubley) and was "Binno" to grandson, Jack Hubley. Also survived by ex-wife, Marilyn Rioux; brothers, Gerald, Gus, Emmanuel, and Ivan; sisters, Greta Parent and Hilda Tressler; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Alex, Clarence, and Robert. Cremation has taken place. A memorial gathering will take place 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 28 in A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth. Donations in memory of Jerry may be made to the IWK Health Centre Foundation. To place a message of condolence you may visit:

ROSE (Fiander), Anita Pearl
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 20, 2009

Formerly of Halifax and Coombs Cove, N.L., in her 92nd year, passed away peacefully in Chancellor Park, St. John's, N.L. on Saturday, July 18, 2009. She was predeceased by husbands, Russell D. Rose (2005), and Wilson Shirley (1941). Leaving to mourn are brother, Otto Fiander, Coombs Cove; many nephews and nieces, especially Karen Driscoll (Robert), Pearl Blagdon (Russell), and Russell Fiander. Resting in Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Rd., St. John's, N.L. Visitation today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place Tuesday, July 21, 2 p.m. in The Carnell Memorial Chapel, 329 Freshwater Rd., with interment to follow in the Anglican Cemetery, Forest Road, St. John's. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Augustine's Anglican Church, 1 Westerland Rd., St. John's, N.L., A1B 4J9. The family would like to thank the staff of Elizabeth Towers and Chancellor Park for the thoughtfulness and wonderful care given to Russell and Pearl. To send a messge of condolences, or to sign the memorial guest book, please visit:

RUSSELL, Miriam Jane "Lucy"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 4, 2009

68, Pugwash, passed away peacefully July 2, 2009, in North Cumberland Memorial Hospital, Pugwash. Born in Birchy Bay, NDB, NL, she was a daughter of the late Levi and Thursa (Lewis) Canning. Lucy was a switchboard operator in Newfoundland in her early years. She belonged to and supported the Salvation Army Church, Springhill and was the Home League Treasurer of the Salvation Army Ladies Group. She was a member of the Silver Spray Rebekah Lodge No. 1, Pugwash for 10 years; member of Welsey-St. Matthew's UCW for seven years and member of the East Cumberland Lodge for seven years.

Lucy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend and caregiver. She enjoyed living life to the fullest. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Lester; daughter, Mandy (Bob) Lawrence, Pugwash; son, Shawn (Kimberly), Springhill; grandchildren, Ryan and Devon Lawrence, Joshua and Randy Russell; sisters, Ella Porter, Porterville, NL.; Carrie Freak, Birchy Bay, NDB, NL.; Rachel (Sid) Brace, Conception Bay South, NL.; Dulcie (Layton) Godfrey, Springhill; Eileen (Peter) Quinlan, Birchy Bay, NDB NL.; brothers, Cecil (Ruth) Birchy Bay, NDB, NL.; Hedley (Helen), Oshawa, Ont.; Clarence (Sheila), Birchy Bay NDB, NL.; brother-in-law, Donald (Christine) Russell, St. Johns, NL.; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by nephews, Jeffery and Junior; brothers-in-law, Roy and Calvin. Visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a Silver Spray Rebekah Lodge No. 1 Tribute at 6:45 p.m. in Mundle's Funeral Home, Pugwash. Funeral service will be on Sunday, July 5 at 2 p.m. in Wesley-St. Matthew's United Church, Pugwash, Rev. Meggin King officiating. Interment in Palmerston Cemetery, Pugwash. Family flowers only. Donations in Lucy's memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be made at:

RENOUF, Ronald Edwin
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 14, 2009

77, died peacefully surrounded by close family on Saturday, July 11th, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Robinson, N.L., he was a son of the late Bert and Jessie Renouf (Siteman). He was predeceased by his brother, Frederick. He is survived by sisters, Marjorie Conrod and Ellie Marshall, both of Dartmouth; Eileen and Sylvia Gosse, both of Corner Brook, N.L.; brothers, George, East Chezzetcook; Joe, New Glasgow; and Emerson, Corner Brook, N.L., and many loving nieces and nephews.

Ronnie moved with his family from Newfoundland to East Chezzetcook in Nova Scotia in 1945. He travelled broadly during his many years at sea with Imperial Oil, Canadian Gypsum Company and the Department of Transport. Ronnie later worked at HMCS Dockyard and the Nova Scotia Department of Environment until his retirement. Ronnie lived many years at Conrod Settlement on Sole's Lake, Head of Chezzetcook. After retirement, he lived in Dartmouth. He was a past member of the Chezzetcook and District Lions Club, the Philae Shriners and the Masonic Order, Eastern Star Lodge Number 51, Dartmouth.

Ronnie was a trusting and gentle man, whose many acts of kindness were cherished by his friends and family. He will be missed by many. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the Dartmouth General Hospital, especially those who took such wonderful care of Ronnie on the third floor and during his last days on the Transitional Unit. Cremation has taken place. Visitation and a Masonic Funeral Service will be held in Atlantic Funeral Home at 771 Main St., Dartmouth, on Wednesday, July 15th, from 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in St. Barnabus Anglican Church, Head of Chezzetcook, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 16th, Rev. Debra Burleson officiating. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. E-mail condolences may be sent to:

WHEELER, James Henry "Junior"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 27, 2009

Maitland, passed away July 25, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital. Born in Ship Cove, Port Au Port, N.L., he was a son of the late James and Madeleine (O'Flaherty) Wheeler. He started his working life cutting pulpwood in the Newfoundland forest and then was employed by the Newfoundland Department of Highways. The family moved to Nova Scotia in 1968 and James then went fishing on scallop draggers for both National Sea Products, Lunenburg and Fisher Products International, Riverport.

James "Junior" had a big heart, and his door was always open to family and friends. He loved a good old Newfoundland style gathering with lots of music and step dancing. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. James is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Young); children, Audrey (Austin Green) Wheeler, Stonehurst; Owen (Lisa), Molega Lake; Lenny (Pearl), Oakhill; Harold (Mona), Oakland; Jo-Ann (Douglas) Peveril, Hebbville; Jacob (Sherry), Mahone Bay; sisters, Marge Langille, Bridgewater; Rose Marie Young and Janette Simon, both of Black Duck, N.L.; brother, Teddy Wheeler, Maitland; stepsister, Linda Meisner, Lindsey, Ont.; stepbrother, David Grandy, Tatamagouche; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by daughters, Maida and Madeleine; sisters, Madonna Faulkenham and Melissa Forward; brothers, Lewis, Hughie, Harry, Gerard and Tony. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy No. 3, Lunenburg. At James request, a memorial service and interment will be held at a later date in Newfoundland. Memorial donations may be made to South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater.



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