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: www.mem.com
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: www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com
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: www.staceysfuneralhome.ca
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
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.
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: www.mem.com
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
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,
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.
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: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com
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,
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