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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
November 2009


ANDREWS, Elizabeth Ann 71
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 24, 2009

passed away November 22, 2009, in Northwood Centre. Born in Greenspond, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Bernard and Barbara Andrews. Elizabeth worked for a number of years as an RN from the Grace in St. John's, N.L. She worked in various places but spoke often of her times in Montreal, Que. She was active in various groups and organizations in Halifax and Dartmouth. She loved to play cards, walks on the beach, travel, share her knowledge with others and spending time with her devoted cats. Elizabeth will be deeply missed by those who knew her well. No services by request. Donations may be made to the Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice. E-mail condolences to:

BARNES, William Reuben 89
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 7, 2009

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our wonderful father, and grandfather, William Reuben Barnes, on November 6, 2009, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, with his family by his side. Born in Harbour Mille, N.L., he was a son of the late William Henry and Mary Jane (Pope) Barnes. Our dad was a very kind and gentle soul who will be deeply missed. His love of music, reading and life were matched only by a remarkable talent for storytelling of life in Newfoundland, and a deep love for his family.

Reuben was a member of St. James Anglican Church in Armdale until the time of his passing. He was recently predeceased by his loving wife of nearly 63 years, Laura; brothers, Allan, James and George and sisters, Stella, Esther, Florence, Blanche and Elizabeth. Reuben is survived by children, Doris Leadbetter, Pauline Barnes, Darlene Barnes-MacNeil (Keith) and Clyde Barnes; grandchildren, Laurie (Chris) Leadbetter Mitchell, Brian Leadbetter, Edmonton, Alta.; Elliot and Andrew MacNeil, and sister, Dorothy O'Brien, North Sydney. Cremation has taken place.

Visitation will be held Sunday, November 8 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr. Funeral service will be held Monday, November 9 at 10 a.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 his memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Stephanie Connidis and the wonderful staff on Unit 8.4 who were most compassionate and gentle with our dear father. He will be forever in our hearts. Messages of condolence may be sent by visiting:

Petit De Grat
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 10, 2009

passed away peacefully at home with her loving family and friends by her side, on November 8, 2009. Born in Lally Cove, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Janet (May) Keeping. She is survived by her husband, Charles Phillip; son, Mark (Connie) and the apple of Lucy's eye, her granddaughter, Brittany, all of Petit De Grat; sisters, Kate (Frank) Barnes, Madeleine Barnes (Late Wilson), Janet (Roy) Pardy; brothers, Roy (Late Alma), James (Florence), Reg (Ena) all of Newfoundland; numerous nieces and nephews and her special friend, Isabelle (Clem) Landry, Little Anse. She was predeceased by her first husband, Russell Boudreau; son, Rodney; sisters, Ester Keeping and Ann (Richard) Kelland. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation by request. A celebration of her life will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. in St. Joseph's Church in Petit De Grat, with Rev. Duaine Devereaux officiating. Interment in the Star of the Sea Cemetery in Petit De Grat. Memorial donations can be made to the Cape Breton Center Patient Care Fund. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat. To send on-line condolences or light a candle in memory of Lucy, please visit:

BUTLER, Rev. John M. 91
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 8, 2009

passed away November 25, 2009, in Halifax. Born in Clarke's Beach, N.L., he served previously in the pastoral charge of Northlea United at Leaside, Toronto. He graduated from Mount Allison University (B.A.) and Pine Hill Divinity College (B.D.). Post graduate work included pastoral counselling. His appointments included the Conference of Young People's Counsellor, Chairman and Secretary of Presbytery. John is survived by his wife, Marjorie Ruth Butler; daughters, Judy (Steve) Anderson, Bedford; Margaret Ann (Wolfgang) Poerner, Grafton, Ont.; son, Dean (Wendy) Gordon Butler, Whitby; brother, Calvin Whelan, Newfoundland; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, John Stafford Butler. Memorial service to be held Thursday, December 10 at 3 p.m. Interment at a later date in Ontario. Donations to The Salvation Army would be appreciated. Arrangements are entrusted to T. K. Barnard Funeral Home, Bedford. On-line condolences:

GRANDY, H. Jeffrey
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 7, 2009

died suddenly in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, on Friday, November 6, 2009. Born in Garnish, N.L., on September 1, 1916, he was a son of the late George and Elizabeth Grandy. Jeff is survived by his wife, Frances (James); son, Barrie and daughter-in-law, Veronica, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; grandchildren, Nancy Grandy McGregor (Sean), Edmonton, Alta.; Hugh Grandy (Peggy), Ottawa, Ont.; Jeff Grandy and Peter Grandy, both of Charlottetown; great-granddaughter, Rian McGregor, Edmonton; sister, Audrey Grandy, Garnish; sisters-in-law, Roberta Grandy, Saint John, N.B.; Dorothy Grandy, Windsor, Ont.; as well as many nieces and nephews. Jeff is also survived by stepdaughters, Dorothy Gratto (Tony), Susan Arbeau (Neil); stepgrandchildren, John Gratto, Susanne Miller, Ben Arbeau, Tim Arbeau, Becky Arbeau and six stepgreat grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Olga (Beazley); son, D. Hugh and brothers, Gilbert and Hugh.

Jeff was a true gentleman in every sense of the word, always concerned about others. He was an exceptional husband, father, grandfather, and brother. Spirituality played a very large role in his life. He was very compassionate and treated everyone with dignity and respect. He will be greatly missed. Early in his life, Jeff fished off the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. He spent several years in the British Merchant Marine during the Second World War. He retired from the Halifax Shipyards after many years of service.

Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, November 8, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, November 9, Pastor Tony Gratto officiating, assisted by Rev. John Mean. The burial will follow at 1 p.m. in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to Calvary Tabernacle, 20 Gesner St., Halifax, NS B3N 2Y2 or to the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line inquiries may be directed to:

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 30, 2009

died Saturday, November 28, 2009. She was the daughter of Arthur and Hilda Jane (Vey) Diamond of St. John's, N.L., where she grew up and was educated at Prince of Wales College and Memorial University. In 1945 she married Thomas K. Guildford, recently demobilized from the Royal Canadian Navy, and joined him in Nova Scotia. After five years in Sable River, Shelburne Co., and two years in Lancaster, N.B., they returned to Halifax where she lived for the rest of her life. She was active for many years in a variety of organizations at St. David's Presbyterian Church, served on the Management Committee of Victoria Hall and the Bethany Home, and she was active in the Local Council of Women of Halifax where she represented the Halifax Ladies Musical Club. She also had a career as a visual artist, studying in the 1970s with John Cook and showing her work professionally. Jean was also an enthusiastic traveller for much of her life and she and her husband, Tom travelled widely in Europe and North America.

She is survived by her husband, Tom Guildford; daughters, Mary and Janet Guildford; sons, Doug Guildford (Don Hannah) and Peter Guildford (Peter MacKenzie), and by her grandchildren, Emily Vey Duke (Cooper Battersby), Peter Duke (Maya Williams), Tommy Guildford (Jordan Trainor) and Jamie Guildford (Nicole Saulnier). Our thanks to the staff of The Berkeley, Green Street, for their attentive care to Jean in the final months of her life. Visitation in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Wednesday, December 2 from 6-8 p.m. A memorial service will also be held in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, Windsor Street on Thursday, December 3 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity in Jean's memory. Cards can be sent to: 6247 Seaforth Street, Halifax, NS B3L 1R1

HALL, Paul Bernard "Bud" 73
of Three Mile Plains, Hants Co.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 17, 2009

passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2009, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born on March 20, 1936, in Woods Island, N.L., he was a son of the late Paul and Anne (Hackett) Hall. Paul was a Millwright at CKF Inc., Hantsport, before retiring. He was a former co-owner of Hall's Plumbing & Heating, Corner Brook, N.L., and was also a self employed plumber, electrician and machinist, in Codroy Valley, N.L. Paul was also a co-owner along with Cyril Chaytor of "The Shore Line Club", Halfway Point, N.L. and was an avid hunter, fisherman and enjoyed boat building.

Paul is survived by his wife of 43 years, the former, June Marie Hicks; sons, Bradford (Diana) Hall, Mount Denson; Jeffrey (Kendra) Hall, Liverpool; Craig (Charlane) Hall, Chester Grant; Wade (Nancy) Hall, Toronto, Ont.; daughters, Laura (Hubert) Legge, Windsor; Jennifer (Sandy) Hynes, Corner Brook, N.L.; grandchildren, Keegan and Kason Hall, Liverpool; Patrick and Darren Hall, Chester Grant; Alysha Legge-Wood, Windsor; Grayson and Matthew Hynes, Corner Brook; brothers, Mike (Betty) Hall, Greenwood; Cliff (Ella) Hall, Dartmouth; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his stepmother, Bella Leonard-Hall; also by an infant brother. Cremation has taken place, and there will be no visitation by request. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 19, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home Chapel, 194 King St., Windsor, with the Rev. Father Michael J. Walsh officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Hants Community Hospital Foundation. Sign the book of condolence, click on "Obituaries" at:

LeMOINE, Donald George 79
of Lower Sackville
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 23, 2009

passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at home. Born in Grand Falls, N.L., he was a son of the late Frank and Dorcas (Dewey) LeMoine. Donald was retired from the Canadian Armed Forces as a Regimental Sgt. Major. He was a proud infantry soldier of 37 and a half years. He was highly decorated with numerous medals including the Military Medal of Merit. He was also a veteran of the Korean Conflict where he was awarded the Military Medal of Bravery. He served one year with the reserves as a Chief Warrant Officer after his retirement. Donald also loved to fish and hunt.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, June Mary (Glode) LeMoine; sons, Terence (Patricia) LeMoine, Lower Sackville; Dewayne LeMoine, Calgary; daughters, Arlaine LeMoine (Darrell Vickery), Calgary; Dawn LeMoine (Frank Hiscock), Lincoln, N.B.; brother, Bernard LeMoine, Vancouver; sisters, Julia Walsh, Grand Falls, N.L.; Gloria Lindahl, Miami; grandchildren, Terence Jr., Natasha, Michael and Dana; great-grandchildren, Madison and Noah; many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place under the direction of A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home. A service will be held at a later date. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society of Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences may be sent to:

MacINNES (Tuff), Doris Serena
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 13, 2009

Passed away peacefully in Windsor Elms, Windsor, on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, at the age of 86 with her family by her side. Born in St. John's, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Charles Reginald and Laura May (Learning) Tuff. Doris will be missed by her family and friends. She is survived by daughters, Diane Hiseler (partner Roy Higgins), Windsor; Marilyn MacInnes, Toronto; sisters-in-law, Pauline Tuff and Joan Tuff, both of St. John's; grandchildren, Paul and Peter Chiarot, Tina Brady, Samantha MacCormick, Kyle MacInnes, Candace Edwards, Nancee and Stuart Hiseler; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her ex-husband, Lee Roy; son, David Leroy; brothers, Ralph, Ernest, Hector, Roy, Frank, William and Reginald; son-in-law, Gary Hiseler. A special thank you extended to the staff of 2nd Hart for the loving care Doris received. Visitation will be held today from 7-9 p.m. and funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, both in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax, Rev. Debbie Mosher officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery. Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Condolences may be made to: or you may visit:

MacMILLAN(Billard), Ethel
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 21, 2009

Passed away peacefully in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII on November 19, 2009. Born in Rose Blanche, N.L. on November 3, 1917, the daughter of the late Samuel and Harriet Billard. Ethel graduated from the Glace Bay General Hospital School of Nursing in 1940. She was an active member of their alumnae association for many years, and served in all offices of same while living in Glace Bay. She remained a very interested member until her death. Ethel did post graduate studies at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto and received a diploma in Operating Room Technique and Management, following which she worked as an operating room supervisor at the Glace Bay General Hospital. Ethel married Donald MacMillan on July 5, 1943. After their children were grown, she attended Dalhousie University where she earned a diploma in Public Health Nursing. She then worked for many years at Sears Health Centre in Halifax. Ethel was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Mining Society of Nova Scotia for over 35 years. She also enjoyed many years of playing bridge with her friends.

Ethel is survived by her husband of 66 years, Donald MacMillan; son, Scott (Anne); daughter, Heather; granddaughters, Angela (Aldo) Giordani and Jill MacMillan; great-grandsons, Nicholas, Jeremy, Mitchell and Tyler. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Albert Billard MD. A memorial service will be held in T. K. Barnard Funeral Home, Bedford at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 29. A family burial in Memorial Gardens, Sydney will follow at a later date.

MURPHY, Sarah Margaret 74
of Spryfield
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 1, 2009

passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 28, 2009, surrounded by her family in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Point May, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Matilda (Lake) Henneberry. Sarah was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. In her early years, she was employed by Sears in Halifax and spent many joyful evenings playing bingo. Her later years could find her competing at Shuffleboard in Mickey's where she reigned supreme.

She will be missed by her many friends and family. She is survived by her loving husband, Kenneth; sons, Barry (Mona) and Glenn (Lynn); daughter, Sharon (Bruce); grandchildren, Laura, Kenneth, Matthew, Ryan, Curtis, Victoria and Brennan, along with many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her brothers, Albert (Betty), Michael (Grace), Gordon (Wendy), Eric (Sue), Joseph "Jr." (Louise), Patrick (Judy), David "Dino" (Julie) and sisters, Margaret Pettipas, Elizabeth (Keith) Hearn, and Madonna (Dan) Kunzli. Cremation under the care of Donald K. Walker Funeral Directors Ltd., Dartmouth. Donations can be made to Canadian Diabetes Association. Ken and family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to the staff of ward 8.4 of QEII Health Sciences Centre. A funeral mass will be held in St. Michael's Parish, Spryfield, on Wednesday, December 2nd, at 2 p.m. Reception to follow.

POWELL, Elizabeth Jane 98
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 27, 2009

passed away Sunday, November 22, 2009, in Edmonton, Alta. Born in 1911 in Upper Island Cove, N.L., she was a daughter of the late John and Flora (Jones) Lundrigan. As a young woman, she moved to Carboner, where she married her husband, Graham and they raised seven children. In 1947, the family relocated to Gander, N.L., after her husband passed away she lived in Gander until 1996 when she moved to Edmonton to be near her daughter, Verena who lovingly cared for her both at home and in the nursing home. Mother Powell as she was affectionately known was predeceased by husband, Graham; infant son, George; daughter, Mary; great-granddaughter, Samantha; grandson, Cst. Brian Powell MB (RCMP) and his daughter, Lindsay Michele. Surviving are sons, Clifford, Gander, N.L.; Graham, Halifax; George and Boyd, Toronto, Ont.; daughters, Verena, Edmonton and Sylvia, Grand Prairie, Alta. She was the last remaining member of her family predeceased by three sisters and a brother. Cremation has taken place. Burial will be at a later date in Gander, N.L.

SKINNER, Simeon "Clayton" 86
of Halifax
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 17, 2009

passed away November 14, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Miller's Passage, N.L., he was the son of the late Daniel and Bertha (Abbott) Skinner. He was a member of St. Mark's Anglican Church, where he served his community as a Christian example. He worked at National Sea Products, Halifax for 35 years as a boiler operator. He enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. He enjoyed watching his favorite team, the Toronto Blue Jays and playing his harmonica.

Clayton was survived by his wife, Myrtle Avis; daughter, Donna Francis, Halifax; son, Danny, Halifax; sister, Emma Bartlett of Cape Breton; grandchildren, Clayton Carl, and Cherie Lynn, and great-grandchildren, Keshia, Christopher, Serenity, Kaylee, Nathaniel, and Harmony. He was predeceased by brothers, William, Charles, and sister, Rita. Visitation will be held today from 7-9 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 18, at 11 a.m. in St. Mark's Anglican Church, Russell Street, Halifax. Rev. Janet Hatt officiating. Burial will take place in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or St. Mark's Anglican Church Building Fund. A special thanks goes out to the staff and nurses of the QEII for their professional care, kindness, and level of respect and dignity. It was so much appreciated. Special thanks to Sean. Please visit: Email condolences to:

WHITAKER, Linda Mae 61
of Hammonds Plains
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 21, 2009

passed away suddenly with a brain hemorrhage in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII on November 19, 2009. Born in Corner Brook, N.L., she was a daughter of Olive and Garland Miller. Linda retired from her position as Senior Administrator for Corrections Canada (35 years Government Service). Linda was an avid reader, when her eyesight was better she loved to sew. Linda loved to research, and took great pride in everything she did. Her attention to detail was second to none. Linda valued her friends in a loving and caring way, and she fostered many lasting relationships. Her health challenges did not hold her back.

Linda was predeceased by her brother, Irvin, and daughter Erika. She is survived by her best friend and loving husband, Ron; parents, Olive and Garland Miller; her grandson, Tyler; son, Timothy (Heather); granddaughter, Kristen; brothers, Wilson (Elizabeth), Calvin (Sheila); and sisters, Donna (Hayward), Wanda (Frank), and Rhona; many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will take place Monday, November 23 at 2 p.m. in Birch Cove Baptist Church, 50 Donaldson Ave., with Pastor John Wilton officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Canadian Cancer Society.



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