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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
March 2009


BOUCHARD, Gertrude Doreen
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 13, 2009

75, of Greenwood, Kings Co. It is with great sadness that the family of Gertie Bouchard announces her passing on Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at home surrounded by the love of her life, her sons, and daughters-in-law. She was born in 1933 in Sunnyside, N.L., a daughter of the late Henry and Mabel (Gilbert) Luther. She was the beloved wife of Earl for 55 years; devoted and loving mother to Derrick (Fioretta), Lyall (Heather) and Dean (Laura), and proud grandmother to Gabrielle, Jessica, Mallory, Craig, Jason, Alicia, Harrison, Spencer, Adam, Jonathan, and Hannah. Gertie is survived by her sisters, Shirley (Woodrow) Porter, and Selma (Bob) Davis. She was predeceased by her brother, Charlie (Kay). Family and friends meant everything to her and she let us know that each day through her actions, her kindness and her generosity. Her tireless spirit, and unconditional love and support, have been the strength and foundation of our family. We will always miss her and cherish our precious memories of her. 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. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, in Kingston United Church, Rev. Michael Mugford officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to your favorite charity in Gertie's memory would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences may be made through:

BRETT, Frederick Morley
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 26, 2009
65, Arnold's Cove, N.L.
, and summer resident of Black Point, Pictou Co., passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2009, in G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville, N.L., following a brief battle with cancer. Born in St John's, N.L., Fred worked for Transport Canada as a Flight Service Specialist. As well as several postings to remote stations in eastern Canada he worked mainly in Deer Lake, Goose Bay and Fredericton. Upon retirement from the Government he worked with the Neil Squire Foundation in Fredericton. Throughout his life Fred displayed a great talent and passion for music. In every place he lived Fred was very active in church choirs, providing community service in vocal groups, and using his immense musical talent for the enjoyment of others. Fred also loved working with computers where no problem was too difficult. Countless friends and relatives benefited from his patience and skill in teaching. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, the former Verna Kirkwood of Stellarton; loving daughters, Karolyn Brett (fiancé Craig Leblanc) and Kris Brett, Fredericton; special granddaughters, Katherine and Kaylah; sister-in-law, Iris Brett, Arnold's Cove; brother-in-law, Walter Kirkwood (Eleanor), Lantz, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his only brother, Herb Brett. Cremation has taken place by request. Visitation in Fewer's Funeral Home in Arnold's Cove, today 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in Arnold's Cove First United Church Friday, March 27, at 2 p.m., Rev. Don Stiles officiating. Interment will be at a later date. Donations in Fred's memory may be made to Arnold's Cove First United Church or Canadian Cancer Society.

BRIMICOMBE, Frances Margarite
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 28, 2009

Age 70, of Twin Rivers Trailer Court, Stellarton, passed away Monday, March 23, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary Site, QEII. Born in Catalina, N.L., she was a daughter of the late William and Hazel (Sheppard) Wicks. Frances was a resident of Stellarton for the past 23 years. She was a former employee of Edward's Fine Foods and a member of Our Lady Of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church. She enjoyed knitting, cooking, baking and reading. Frances is survived by her husband; Walter; daughters, Linda Wicks, Ontario; Judith Mouland, Moncton; Kimberly Collins, Stellarton; son, Chris Collins, Prince Edward Island; stepchildren, Mark Brimicombe, Jennifer Robinson, Julie Brimicombe and Meredith Brimicombe, all of Nova Scotia. Francis will be sadly missed by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, Edward, Lester, William Jr., Angus, David, Terry, Paul and Jack Wicks, all of Newfoundland; sisters, Debbie Young of Edmonton and Agnes Mercer of Newfoundland, also by a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Mary MacLaughlin. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation by request. Public memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday from Our Lady Of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church with Father Peter MacDonald officiating. Burial at a later date. Donations in memory of Frances may be made to a charity of one's choice. A reception will follow the service in Sister Catherine Steele Center. Arrangements are under the direction of H.W. Angus Funeral Home. On-line condolences may be sent to:

COLE, Joan
70, Lower Sackville, passed peacefully away on March 23, 2009, in the Palliative Care Unit of the QEII Health Sciences Centre after a lengthy illness. Leaving to mourn are sons, Larry of Halifax; Tim of Mount Uniacke; daughter, Diana of St. John's, N.L.; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; many siblings, and her mother, Emily Baker of Goulds, N.L. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held in Goulds, N.L., where she will be laid to rest with her predeceased husband, Roy and son, Butch. Many thanks to the Palliative Care team and especially to granddaughter, Terri (Josh) Curwin of Mount Uniacke. At Joan's request, please send donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association

CRAWLEY (Denty), Shirley Lorean
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 3, 2009

Age 77, of Timberlea, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Eliza Denty. She is survived by daughters, Anne (Jacques Fredette) Crawley, Dartmouth; Margaret Crawley, Dartmouth; Bernadette (Scott) Conrad, Hubley; Yvette Gilbert, Sackville; Yvonne (David) McNamara, Moncton, N.B.; sons, Kevin, Bedford; Brian, Bedford; Joseph (Karen) Crawley, Sackville; Andre, Bedford; sister, Joyce, Bridgewater; brothers, Austin, Enfield; Gerald, Fairview; 36 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Graham Joseph Crawley; son, Graham Gerald; daughter, Annette Marie; sister, Racheal and brothers, Hebert, Thomas and Frank. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be made at:

CREASE, Margaret S.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 7, 2009

92, of Halifax, passed away on March 4, 2009. Born in Bay Roberts, N.L. in 1916, she moved at a young age to Canso, which she always thought of as home. Her father had been hired by the Commercial Cable Co. and Mom regaled us often with tales of a happy childhood lived, "on the hill". She was the eldest daughter of Violet (Parsons) and Alexander "Jock" Gordon. She was the last surviving member of her family, having been predeceased by her brothers, Nelson (1945), Ted (1951); and sister, Frankie (1990).

Margaret came to Halifax at 17 and attended the Maritime Business College, and worked for various companies over the next 12 years. Margaret was truly blessed, she was deeply loved by, and married, three good men (and outlived them all). She met her first husband, Jacques Desrosiers during the war years, they married in 1945 and lived in Montreal, Que., where their three children were born. The family moved to Halifax in 1956, where they lived happily until Jacques' untimely death in 1962. Widowed at 45, she lovingly raised her "hippy" children on her own, while working as Alumni Secretary at the University of King's College. She married G.R.K. "Digby" Lynch, in 1973. They shared a love of good food, and great laughter. Mom was a brave and caring woman, and when Digby became ill she insisted on nursing him at home. "How can I not..." were the words we often heard. At the age of 75, she married E. F. "Ted" Crease. Together, they traveled extensively, but it was their extended visits to Bermuda that Mom loved best. We all have great memories of family times at "Ram's Head". Their other favourite spot was the cottage at Snug Harbour in St. Margaret's Bay. Even after Ted's death it was Mom's summer home until 2006.

Mom was an avid bridge player, a voracious and esoteric reader, a member of many clubs, and a volunteer for many years at the IWK Kermesse, and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. She was an exceptional Mother and Grandmother. She is survived by daughters, Lise (Denis Couture), and their son, Guillaume; Andrée (Peter Norwood), and her son, Justin (Lisa), and their children, Cole and Calla; son, Jacques (Anne Louise), and their children, Anna and Luc. For the last two and half years, Mom has been looked after at home by her caregiver, Dianne Mitchell, who became a companion, friend, and truly indispensable to the whole family, (Thank you so much). Also, thank you to Gerri d'Entremont, who, in her short time with Mom, was forced to forego her fears to be a special help. Mom's long life was lived to the fullest, during interesting times (and yes Mom, you were a character!). At her request, there will be no visitation or funeral. The family will gather at a later date for a private graveside service. Donations in Margaret's memory may be made to the Commercial Cable Rehabilitation Society of Canso (P.O. Box 90, Guysborough, NS B0H 1N0), the Progress Centre for Early Intervention, Halifax, or a charity of choice.
The following poem, "High Flight", by John Magee expresses our feelings for Mom/Nana, now and always. Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of

CROUSE-PEEL (Butler), Lila
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 11, 2009

With unbearably broken hearts we announce the passing of Lila Elizabeth Peel, at home on Sunday, March 8, 2009, in Aylesford. Born in Botwood, N.L., in 1950, she was a daughter of the late James Francis and Amy Butler. She leaves to mourn sons, Douglas Peel, Alberta; Stephen Peel (Tiffany Oikle), Aylesford; daughters, Noreen Huber (Kevin Singleton), Port Williams; Charlene Peel (Ryan Muise), Aylesford; grandchildren, Nicole, Cheyenne, Alex and Kaity; sisters, Ruby, Ontario; Margaret, Ontario; Bonnie (Howard), Ontario; Betty (Andy), O'Leary, P.E.I.; Fronie Meister, Aylesford; brother, Gerald (Ann), Newfoundland. She was predeceased by the love of her life, Colin; mother and father; sister, Hersey; brothers, Kalvin and Ted; brother-in-law, Bill Meister. She was a great fan of Conway Twitty. She was a wonderful and loving aunt and great-aunt to many nieces and nephews. Lila was an adopted nanny to many, a loyal and supportive friend, Yahtzee player extraordinaire and could cook the best Jigs dinner in Nova Scotia. Visitation will take place 7-9 p.m. Thursday, in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, NS B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900), from where the funeral service will take place 2 p.m. Friday, March 13, Chaplain Jim Norton officiating, with burial in St. Mary's Anglican Cemetery, Auburn and a reception to follow at 2689 Highway No. 1 Aylesford (next to the old Scotiabank). Flowers gratefully accepted, donations in memory of Lila may be made to Aylesford Christmas Mommies and Daddies. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting:

DUKE, Cyril Ronald
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 11, 2009

49, Eastern Passage, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Placentia, N.L., he was a loving son of Ronald and Mary (Young) Duke. Surviving are his wife, Joyce (Walls); daughter, Jennifer, Burnaby, B.C.; son, Josh, Surrey, B.C.; grandson, Alexander; brothers, Eli, Harold, Walter and Cecil; sisters, Pauline, Imelda, Patricia and Linda. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today with funeral service 1 p.m. Friday, March 13, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Liver Foundation, Halifax Chapter. On-line condolences may be sent to the family by visiting:

DUHART, Damien "Darryl"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 21, 2009

63, passed away March 18, 2009, in the Dartmouth General Hospital, with family by his side. Born July 30, 1945, in Corner Brook, N.L., he was the son of Hubert and Mary Duhart of Corner Brook. Darryl worked in the Plastics Industry for many years in Toronto, Ont. and in Dartmouth, and later worked as a custodian at Cole Harbour Place, Cole Harbour. Darryl was known to be a pleasant, friendly, hardworking man who enjoyed photography. To those who knew him well he was humourous, a gifted writer, poet and storyteller. Darryl was a dedicated parishioner of St. Vincent de Paul Parish. He is survived by his daughters, Dawn (Mark) and Gillian (Steven); and son, Warren (Deanna); grandsons, Ryan and Mitchell; his parents, Hubert and Mary Duhart; and siblings, Brenda (Duhart) Clark, Myra (Duhart) Anderson, Wayne Duhart, Tony Duhart, Ona (Duhart) Randall, Doris Gurski; aunt, Una Parson-Hutchings; and many more extended family. Darryl was predeceased by his loving wife of 35 years, Betty. They are now eternally "together forever". A heartfelt thank you from the family for all the support over the past few months. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be on Monday, March 23 in the Sophia Room, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, from 6:30-9 p.m., on Forest Hills Parkway. Funeral will be held on Tuesday, March 24, in St. Vincent de Paul Parish at 11 a.m., with interment to follow at Memorial Gardens, Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences may be made at:

FIANDER, Blanche
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 16, 2009

86, Head of St. Margaret's Bay, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 15, 2009, passing away peacefully at home. Born in English Harbour West, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Sarah Jane (Yarn) Fiander. She grew up living her life in the beautiful coastal village of English Harbour West, N.L., where she met and fell in love with the man she was married to for 59 years, Mack Fiander. They started their lives in that small fishing village and considered it home until the day they died. The mother of ten children and the wife of a sea captain, she lived a life of independence, fortitude and tenacity. Blanche lived her life as a woman during very difficult times.

Blanche dedicated her life to the care of her husband and children. She left school in grade three to work drying fish from the fishing schooners that sailed from her hometown. She left Newfoundland with her husband and children when she was 28 years old. She lived in Black Point for many years, finally settling in Head of St. Margaret's Bay, where she lived for the past 46 years. She loved to make bread and for many years there was a white sign with black lettering in front of her house in Head of St. Margaret's Bay stating "Homemade Bread For Sale". She was an amazing cook, an immaculate housekeeper, and took great pride in her home. She was blessed with the opportunity to serve so many local families as their housekeeper and treated their homes with the same loving care that she treated her own. She had a chance to put her bread making skills to good use when she had a brief stint making rolls at Snair's Bakery.

Blanche loved to laugh. You could find her sitting in her rocking chair, facing the front door so she could see her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and the many friends who would come through the door to visit her. Blanche loved Newfoundland music and loved to shop especially for rugs and mugs!

Surviving are her children Hubert (Julianne), Bedford; Bill (Helen), Simms Settlement; Mack (Marjorie), Boutilier's Point; Fred (Elaine), Hinton, Alta.; Grace Fizzard (Cyril), Boutilier's Point; Lauranne Fiander (Mike Witt), Terra Cotta, Ont.; Ron (Debbie), Regina, Sask.; Pearl Fiander (Barry Tanner), Head of St. Margaret's Bay; Julianne Chaisson (Mike), Oakfield; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her only sister, Marjorie Baker, Grand Bank, N.L. She was predeceased by her husband, Mack; daughter, Grace; grandsons, Monty Fiander and Richie Benson; brothers, John Henry, Samuel James, Norman; and sisters, Mary Anne and Rita.

Special thank you to her wonderful friend Esther Snair, who lovingly cared for Mom many times over her lifetime and especially in these last difficult days. Also special thanks to the many VON nurses who cared for her, Angie Conrad, her LPN, the palliative care doctors and nurses, as well as the pharmacy staff at the Shoppers Drug Mart. Thank you to all the friends and family who called and dropped by to visit her, and to those who held her in their prayers.

Visitation Tuesday, March 17 from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, Tantallon. Funeral Wednesday, March 18 2 p.m., in St. George's Anglican Church, St. Margaret's Bay, Rev. Mark Marshall officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association in memory of Richie Benson. On-line condolences can be made at:

HOPKINS, Frank Bemister
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 11, 2009

85, of Centreville, Kings Co., formerly of Kentville, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at home. Born in Heart's Content, N.L., he was the eldest son of the late Thomas and Corisande (Bemister) Hopkins. He served for three years in the R.C.A.F. during the Second World War. Upon discharge, he attended Acadia University and Dalhousie University, graduating in Pharmacy in 1951. Having practiced in several areas, he settled in Kentville in 1961. He was the pharmacist at the former Blanchard Fraser Memorial Hospital, Kentville and then moved to the Western Kings Memorial Hospital, Berwick, retiring in 1988. He was a member and Past Master of Kentville Masonic Lodge No. 58 and a member of Cornwallis Chapter No. 26. He had been president of the Kentville Youth Association. He was a member of United Church of St. Paul and St. Stephen, Kentville, where he served on the Board of Stewards. He was also a member of Eagle Crest Golf Course.

Frank is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Geraldine Brown; daughter, Lynne (John) Mills, Hebbville; son, Wayne (Lesley), New Minas; grandchildren, Nicole, Jacqueline, Thomas and Matthew; brother, Gerald (Edna), St. John's, N.L.; brother-in-law, Allison Brown, New Minas. He was predeceased by grandson, Nicholas Hopkins. Cremation has taken place under the direction of White Family Funeral Home, Kentville and there will be no visitation, by family request. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 13, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Rev. Dr. Randy Crozsman officiating. Burial will take place in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings Co. Donations in memory may be made to Valley Regional Hospital or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. On-line inquiries may be directed to:

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 18, 2009

85, Yarmouth, passed away on March 16, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born on July 20, 1923, in Fortune, N.L. she was a daughter of the late George Robert Lee and Rachel Brooks. For many years Lydia was a member of The Order of The Eastern Star. She was a personal care worker at Villa St. Joseph du Lac for 17 years. She was a devoted mother and housewife. Surviving are her loving husband, Clayton; sons, George (Beatrice) Goodwin, Argyle Sound; Jay (Maureen) Goodwin, West Arichat, Cape Breton; Lonnie (Joan) Goodwin, Argyle Sound; daughters, June Goodwin, Pubnico; Dale Coffin, Yarmouth; brothers, Clyde and Tom Lee, Newfoundland; sister, Laura Hefferton, St. John's; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Alonzo; children, Catherine Diana and Douglas Carson in infancy; granddaughter, Kimberly Dawn; several brothers and sisters. Remains are resting in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth, where visiting hours will take plae today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Thursday, March 19, at 2 p.m. from Sweeny's Funeral Home, Pastor David Wilcox officiating. Interment will follow in Green Grove Cemetery, Argyle Sound. Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences may be sent to: or you may sign the guestbook at:

GRACE, Patricia Ann
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 17, 2009

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Patricia Grace (Molloy), age 64, on Saturday, March 14, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax, surrounded by her loving family. Left with wonderful memories are her son, Sean (Amy); daughter, Mary Ellen (Mark); grandson, Benjamin; sisters, Mary Tapper, Mattappoisett, Mass; Catherine Coady, Theresa Parsons (John), Shirley Thorne, all of Torbay, N.L. and Sister Frances Molloy, PBVM, St. John's, N.L.; brothers, Robert (Mary), Norwood, Mass; John (Kathleen), Jimmy (Pauline), Joe (Sandy) of Torbay, N.L.; sister-in-law, Peachy Molloy, Middle Cove, N.L.; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who will miss her exuberant and loving spirit. She was predeceased by her husband, John; daughter, Tara; parents, William and Mary Molloy; brother, William; brother-in-law, Robert; sister-in-law, Mary and brother-in-law, Phillip. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Ignatius Church, Bedford on Friday, March 20, at 10 a.m. Cremation has taken place. At Pat's request, her ashes will be returned to Newfoundland to be buried in Flatrock, next to her husband and daughter later this summer. A celebration of Pat's life will take place at that time for family and friends. On-line condolences may be expressed at: or

LITTLEPAGE (Hepditch), Marian
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 21, 2009

Bedford, passed away peacefully at home on March 19, 2009, after a difficult battle with cancer. Born and raised in Clattice Harbour, NL., Marian dedicated her life to the service of others. At the age of 19 Marian entered the congregation of the Sisters of Mercy of Newfoundland and remained there for 13 years. After eventually leaving the congregation she moved to Nova Scotia where she taught mathematics in the public school system for the remainder of her teaching career. She went on to complete two Masters degrees which helped her immensely during her six year tenure as director of religious education at St. Thomas More Parish, Dartmouth. Dedicated to promoting God's will on earth, Marian joined the Catholic Women's League (CWL) in 1983 and held offices at the parish, diocesan, and provincial levels -including her most recent tenure as provincial President. Two of the self-proclaimed highlights of Marian's life with CWL include receiving the peace candle at the national convention in Charlottetown in 2000, and receiving her life membership in 2006.

Coming from a large family Marian is predeceased by mother, Lucy; father, Ted; sister, Mildred; brother, Felix; sister, Evelyn. Beloved mother, dedicated friend and loving sister, Marian is survived by husband, Ken; children, Sean and Leah; siblings, Fergus, Phyllis, Jim, Yvonne, Bride, Geraldine, and Eugene; nieces and nephews, Susan and Andy Cahill, Amanda and Melissa Smith. She will also be missed by numerous friends and colleges. Visitation hours 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, March 22 in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St. In celebration of her life a funeral mass will be in St. Thomas More parish at 10 a.m. the following Monday. The Family would, in lieu of flowers, appreciate donations to the Parker Street Food bank, or Saint Vincent De Paul Society.

MOORE, Frederick Clayton
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 31, 2009

82, of Lunenburg, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2009, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Jersey Harbour, N.L., he was a son of the late Frederick and Frances Maud (Cox) Moore. Fred was a fisherman all of his working life, going to sea at an early age salt fishing and then later working on the fishing and scallop draggers. He retired after several years with the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.

Fred was a member of St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg and the last surviving member of his immediate family. Fred found great pleasure in simple everyday things and enjoyed many special times with his family. He is survived by his wife, the former Elsie Skinner; daughters, Rowena (Norman) Keizer, First South; Stella Moore, Lunenburg; Eileen (Barry) Mills, Lilydale; Rose Whynacht, Lunenburg; Doreen (Kevin) Corkum, Spectacle Lakes; sons, John (Ada) Moore and Howard (Marguerite) Moore, both of Harbour Breton, N.L.; Harold (Paulette) Moore, Rhodes Corner, Fred Jr. Moore, Lunenburg and Eli (Arlene) Moore, First South; 25 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Chesley; sisters, Joy, Amelia, Emma, Clara and Alice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy No. 3, Lunenburg, where family visitation will be held today from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate Fred's life will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Michael Mitchell officiating. Interment will be in Sunny Valley Cemetery, Centre. Flowers from immediate family only. Memorial donations may be made to QEII Health Services Foundation, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to a charity of your choice.

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 5, 2009

93, of Bridgetown, formerly of St. John's, N.L., passed away Monday, March 2, 2009, in Mountain Lea Lodge, Bridgetown. Born in Musgrave Harbour, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Adam and Mary Jane (Mouland) Kean. Mamie was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by daughters, Joan Carter, Brickton; Ethel Weeks, Ormstown, Que.; sons, William "Bill" (Lucy) Pearce, Mount Pearl, N.L.; George Pearce, London, Ont.; Randy (Linda) Pearce, Torbay, N.L.; 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, William and sister, Marion. By Mamie's request, cremation has taken place. A family graveside service will be held at a later date in Harbour Grace, N.L. Donations in memory may be made to Companion Animal Protection Society-CAPS or Tim Horton Children's Foundation. On-line condolences may be made through:

PETERS, John Edgar
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 26, 2009

84, of Dartmouth, passed away on March 24, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. He was born in St. John's, N.L. on April 24, 1924, the son of the late E. Frederick and Katharine (Kendall) Peters. John was the epitome of the word gentleman. A graduate of TUNS, he dedicated his career as a PEng to the Federal Government Hydrology Department in Halifax. He loved golf at Brightwood, Tuesday bridge, Grace United, and all that Neptune and Symphony Nova Scotia had to offer. Friends and colleagues are saddened by his passing. He is survived by sister, Marion (Peters) Scott, Ontario; brothers, David, Newfoundland; James (Penny), Ontario; nieces, nephews and godchildren. He will be deeply missed by John F. Peters (Bedford). The love of his life, Irene (Cooper) Peters predeceased John in November. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service officiated by Rev. Stephen Fram will be held tonight 7 p.m. in A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth. A second memorial service will be 2 p.m. Monday in Barrett's Funeral Home, Newfoundland, followed by interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Symphony Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra, Grace United or charity of choice.

SHORTALL, Paul Joseph
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 27, 2009

76, of Halifax. It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our father on March 25, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was a lovely man with a great sense of humor who enjoyed a good joke. In younger days, he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his buddies. He loved Newfoundland and Irish music and was wonderfully talented at the piano, accordion, and guitar. He enjoyed bantering with his sons-in-law about hockey and his favorite teams. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Fairview Branch. He worked at Toledo Scales and Howe Richardson as a Mechanical Technician for more than 30 years. Born in St. John's, N.L., he was a son of the late John and Gertrude (Madden) Shortall. He is survived by his daughters, Linda (Kevin) Whalen, Roseanne (Ken) Anderson, Judy (William) Wensel; son, Paul; nine grandchildren, all of Halifax; brothers, Thomas, Patrick, Kevin, Leonard and their families, all of Newfoundland. He was predeceased by brothers, Bernard, Michael, Francis and twin brother, John. Visitation will take place today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayer's Rd., Halifax, where funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28. Reception to follow. Family flowers only. Donations in memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Lung Association of Nova Scotia. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at:

VATER, John William "Jack"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 6, 2009

76, passed away peacefully at his home, Parkstone Enhanced Care, on Tuesday, March 3, 2009, with family and friends at his side. Born in Pouch Cove, N.L., he was a son of the late Robert and Alice Vater. Following his retirement in 1988 from the Government of Canada, Department of Veterans Affairs, Jack moved to Halifax and lived on Kearney Lake Road until he entered Parkstone in 2007. Jack was at his happiest when he was planning his next trip. Throughout his life, he traveled the world, making long-lasting friendships wherever he went. However, he was never far from the land of his heart - Newfoundland. Jack also loved a good party. His family and friends are blessed with many warm memories of good times spent in his company.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Olive, Margaret, Emma; and brother, Robert "Junior". He is survived by his sister, Hazel, St. John's, N.L.; brothers, Harold (Alice), Pouch Cove, N.L.; and Doug, Halifax; several nieces and nephews, and many friends. Cremation has taken place. At Jack's request, his ashes will be brought home to Pouch Cove, N.L., where a memorial service and burial will occur at a later date. A celebration of Jack' s life will take place on Saturday, March 7, at 4 p.m. in Parkstone Enhanced Care, 156 Parkland Dr., Halifax. Jack's family and friends are invited to join with us as we share memories of a wonderful brother and a great friend. The family wishes to thank Parkstone Enhanced Care and in particular the exceptional employee's of Citadel Court, for their loving support to Jack and his family. Also a very special thanks to Dr. Chris Graham for being there for Jack every step of the way. No flowers by request of the family. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at:
"As loved our fathers, so we love. Where once they stood, we stand. Their prayer we raise to Heaven above. God guard thee, Newfoundland". (Ode to Newfoundland)

YOUNG, Elizabeth Frances "Betty"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 27, 2009

Born August 2, 1928, passed away March 26, 2009, peacefully at home. Born in Allan's Island, Lamaline, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Jenny (Flemming) Haley. For over 40 years she enjoyed Saturday nights of dancing with her husband, family and friends. She was a loving, caring and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be sadly missed by all. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Murray; daughters, Cathy (Albert) Driscoll, Halifax; Cynthia (Dan Blackburn) Young, Halifax; sons, Wayne (Marion), Ketch Harbour; James (Joyce), Halifax; sisters, Marion Marcinov, Beatrice Slaney, Roberta Lambe, Ann Lambe; brothers, Benjamin Haley; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents Betty is predeceased by her sister, Minnie Etchegary; adolescent sisters, Gweny, Margaret and infant brother, Alphonses. Cremation has taken place along with a private family memorial service. A special thanks to the staff of Northwood Homecare and the VON. E-mail condolences to: or by visiting:



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