Presented by the
Newfoundland's Grand Banks Site
to assist you in researching your Family History

Click on the graphic below to return to the NGB Home Page
Newfoundland's Grand Banks

To contribute to this site, see above menu item "About".

These transcriptions may contain human errors.
As always, confirm these, as you would any other source material.

Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
October 2009


BOONE, Chris Sr. 64
Porters Lake
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 8, 2009

passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Twillingate, N.L., he was a son of the late Ernest C. Boone, and A. Audrey Boone (Jones). Chris was an entrepreneur and business leader in the sign manufacturing industry for over 40 years, at E.C. Boone Limited and Day Nite Neon Signs Limited. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, outdoorsman, and was very meticulous about his garden and property at home. Chris enjoyed life to its fullest. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Marilyn Boone (Edwards); daughter, Tracy (Glen) Cowan, Porters Lake; son, Chris (Dawn), Porters Lake; special friend, Judy Byrne, St. John's N.L.; sister, Patricia (Robert) Jenkins, Topsail, N.L.; brother, David (Monica Ivany), St. John's, N.L.; grandchildren, Robynne, Dawson and Michael; many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday. A reception to follow in the Burnside Room, Ramada Park Place Hotel, 240 Brownlow Ave., Dartmouth. Private family interment at a later date. Flowers or donations in memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society (Prostate Cancer). On-line condolences may be sent by visiting:

BROUSSARD, Thelma Catherine
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 22, 2009

70, of Brookside Road, passed away October 20, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born on Bell Island, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Kent) Muise, and Richard Kent. Thelma moved to Halifax in her early teens to be close to her mother and siblings. She kept busy helping at her mom's stores and with her sister Dorothy's children. She met her lifetime love and husband-to-be, but would not date him unless he bought a new suit - he did. Eventually, she found work at Morses Tea, where she stayed many years as a supervisor, recalling many fond memories with "the girls". She married and dedicated her life to her family, from which she derived great satisfaction and comfort. She always did what she could with commitment, love, compassion, and perseverance. Thelma was a wonderful person who rose above hardships and uncertainty to build a life filled with love and happiness. For this she will be greatly missed. She is survived by her husband, Albert Broussard; sons, Albert, Derrick, Robert, and Andre; sister, Marjorie Parratt; granddaughter, Mikayala. She was predeceased by her mother, Elizabeth (Kent) Muise; stepfather, Brad Muise; sister, Dorothy Surette; brothers, Richard Kent and Kevin Kent. Memorial service to be announced at a later date.

CLARKE, Effie Maud
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 27, 2009

95, Halifax, passed away October 23, 2009, in Northwood Centre. Born in Burgeo, N.L. She was a daughter of the late Thomas William and Edith (Ingram) Clarke. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Thomas and Victor. Visitation will be held 2-4, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, October 29. Interment in Fairview Cemetery. No flowers, by request. Donations may be made to any charity. E-mail condolences to:

DOWNEY, Mary Margaret 82
Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 3, 2009

passed peacefully away on Thursday, October 1, 2009, in the home. Born June 8, 1927, in Great Codroy, N.L., she was the daughter of the late James Alban and Rose Elizabeth (Young) Downey. Margaret was "little sister" to four older brothers and "big Sister" to four younger brothers. Because of this special status and some health problems, she was loved and cared for by all. Margaret was her mother's helper in caring for the family as well as tending the local post office and telephone central, all of which she thoroughly enjoyed. Her early days at Shiretown Nursing Home were happiest when she was working at crafts, playing cribbage or bingo. She enjoyed knitting, sewing and trivia games. Margaret was very happy at Shiretown, the staff made sure she was comfortable and helped her to maintain her sense of humour. She enjoyed hearing jokes and then telling them. She also enjoyed reciting poetry and will be remembered for her recitation of "The House with Nobody in It" by Andrew Joyce Kilmer.

Surviving are her brother, Ralph Downey, Glengarry; many nieces and nephews, including her only godchild, Jeanette Downey, Ottawa, Ont.; sisters-in-law, Bridget Downey and Lucy Downey, Codroy Valley, N.L.; long-time friend, William Skehen who entertained her so often with his piano playing and his singing. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brothers, Bertram, Kevin, Fintan, Aloysius, Walter and Robert; nephew, David Alban Downey; sisters-in-law, Jean Downey and Evelyn Downey. The family will receive visitors from 1 - 1:50 p.m. today in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home Chapel, New Glasgow where funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. with Father Peter MacDonald presiding. Interment will be in Lorne Cemetery. The family wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude to the staff and doctors of Shiretown Nursing Home for the exemplary care Margaret received.

GREENE, Aloysius 64
The Chronicle herald, Halifax, November 19, 2009

died October 23, 2009, in the QEII Hospital. He was born May 8, 1945, in Stephenville, N.L. He was the son of Tom and Philomean Greene. He was a fisherman in his younger life. Survived by daughters, Nichole, Tracey; son, Corey; granddaughter, Ashley; sisters, Sue, Philomean and Stella; brother, Ardy. He will be missed by special friend, June Broyden. Funeral service is going to be November 21 in Newfoundland.
Aloysius is going home to be with his parents.
We will love and miss you. Rest in peace.

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 17, 2009

77, of Halifax, passed away October 14, 2009, at home. Born in Corner Brook, N.L., he was a son of the late Arthur and Winifred (Andrews) Hammond. Throughout his life David belonged to the Engineering Technicians Association and was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. Early in his career he was a Captain with the Signal Corps of the Reserve Army and later worked for Standard Paving before retiring as Director of Operations for the Halifax Water Commission. He is survived by his loving wife, Gwendoline June (Putnum) Hammond and sons, Derek Arthur, Mark David (Heather MacCormac), and Gregory John (Elizabeth Sweet); grandchildren, Nicole, Jamie, Renee, Alexander, Lee and nephew, Keith Hammond and niece, Judy Caines. He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Winifred and brother, Derek. A memorial service will be held Monday, October 19, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr. (Clayton Park) Halifax, at 10 a.m., Rev. Carson J. Baxter officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation ( On-line condolences to:

HUNT, Rachel
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 13, 2009

55, of Dartmouth, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital after a short battle with cancer. Rachel was born in Port au Port, N.L. on October 5, 1954, daughter of the late Mike and Mary Bedo. She enjoyed spending weekends at their cottage in South West Cove. She courageously fought for four months, never losing her spirit or faith. Rachel had a big heart and a zest for life. She might be gone but her light will always shine. She is survived by her commom-law husband, Paul White and her daughters, Jennifer (Stacey) Schmitke, Kelowna, B.C.; Tara (Brad) Canning, Cole Harbour; and Tammy (Trevor) McKibbon, Mount Uniacke and her seven brothers and two sisters. She was a very loving and proud grandmother to her six grandchildren. Rachel was predeceased by her husband. Calvin Hunt, and her brothers. Shannon and Terrance Bedo. She will be sadly missed by her family and all who knew and loved her. The family would like to thank Dr. Alex Mitchell and the staff of 3 West at Dartmouth General for their compassionate care. There will be visitation today from 6-8 p.m. in Cole Harbour Funeral Home, 1234 Cole Harbour Rd. A funeral service will be held in Cole Harbour Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, October 14, at 2 p.m.

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 16, 2009

53, of Digby, passed away October 13, 2009. Born in Cape St. George, N.L., he was a son of the late Thomas and Geraldine (Ozon) Kerfont. Surviving are his wife, Roxanne; daughter, Sandra Kerfont, Halifax; granddaughter, Ciara Durnford, at home; stepsons, Corey Meade, Nolan Durnford and Leon Durnford, all of Digby; sisters, Adale Skinner, Halifax; Patsy Kerfont, Newfoundland; Maggie Coolen, Springfield; brothers, Alban, Ontario; Victor, Cape Breton; Leonard, Newfoundland; Frankie, Freddie and Vernon, all of Halifax; seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by brother, Carl. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Saturday in Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby, Lic. Steven Guier will officiate. Donations in memory can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Family and friends are invited to leave on-line condolences at:

RICKETTS, Alice Martina
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 5, 2009

Alice's journey of living with cancer came to an abrupt and tragic end on October 3, 2009. She was born in Knight's Cove, N.L. to parents, Vincent and Margaret Ricketts. Teaching was Alice's first career choice but after five years she decided to go into nursing. She obtained her RN designation in 1978 from The General Hospital School of Nursing in St. John's, N.L. and moved to Halifax in 1980 to begin work at the Victoria General Hospital. After several years at the VGH she obtained employment with the Victorian Order of Nurses in Halifax. Alice had a huge compassion for her clients and not even the worst snowstorm could deter her from ensuring they got their daily insulin shots. Unfortunately, a bad fall at a client's home brought an end to her nursing career in 1993. Alice is survived by her loving husband of 19 years, John Stewart. She is also survived by sisters, Eileen (Bruce) Fink, Agnes (Leif) Bristow, Vera (Leonard) Potter; brothers Brian (Gwen) and Garry (Christie Tavernor); nieces, Vanessa Huxter, Chelsea Ricketts, Brittany Bristow and nephew, Joshua Potter. Her compassion, courage and kindness will remain forever in the memories of those left to mourn her passing. Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 6, from 7-9 p.m. in T. K. Barnard Funeral Home located at 3460 Dutch Village Rd. in Halifax.. There will be no funeral service. On-line condolences may be sent to:

SCOTT, Margaret
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 22, 2009

91, Truro, passed away peacefully October 19, 2009, in Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro, with her family by her side. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she will be greatly missed and fondly remembered for her kind and gentle nature. Born in St. John's, N.L., she was a daughter of the late James and Rebecca (Fry) Churchill. Margaret devoted her life to "her boys" who will miss her dearly but are forever grateful for her love and support. Margaret taught Sunday school for a number of years at First United Church. Later in life, she joined the workforce and was employed at Atlantic Travel Service from where she retired after many years as a travel agent.

She is survived by sons, Keith, Halifax; Ian (Cathy), Derrick (Debbie), both of Truro; David, California, USA; daughter-in-law, Karen, Truro; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Ethel Penny, St. John's, N.L.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, James; sisters, Mottie, Daisy, Lena, Vi; brother, Lloyd. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 24, from 7-9 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, October 25 at 2 p.m. in First United Church, 711 Prince St. with Rev. Allen Darby officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Private family interment in Bible Hill Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to First United Church Women's Society. On-line condolences may be made at:

SKINNER, William "Stanley" 88
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 13, 2009

It is with great sadness that the family of William Stanley Skinner announce his passing on Sunday, October 11, 2009, in Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care, Lunenburg. Born in Little Bay West, N.L., he was the son of the late John and Rosanna (Garland) Skinner. Stan had a great love for the outdoors and a passion for the sea where he started his fishing career at an early age, dory fishing from schooners and then went on to swordfish and halibut fishing. He later went to work many years at National Sea, retiring in 1986. In his spare time Stan enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending times with his fishermen friends. Family were very important to Stan and he enjoyed his special times with his children and grandchildren. He was a member of St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg.

Stan is survived by daughter, Rose (Terry) Conrad, Lunenburg; sons, William (Sandra), Spectacle Lake; Dale (Nancy), Mount Pleasant, and Jeffrey, Lunenburg; grandchildren, Sheena, Sean, Justine, Marcus and Nicole; sisters, Beatrice Hiltz, Centre; Elsie Moore, Lunenburg; brothers, Chesley (Doreen), Bridgewater; Albert (Josephine), Lunenburg; Eli (Rita), Centre; Kenneth "Raymond" (Germaine), Lunenburg and Winston, Bridgewater, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Violet Hannams, and brother, Arthur. Friends are invited to share their memories of Stanley with his family during visitation today from 7-9 p.m. in Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Highway No. 3, Lunenburg. Funeral service to celebrate Stanley's life will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Michael Mitchell officiating. Interment will be in Garden Lots Cemetery. Flowers from the immediate family only, memorial donations may be made to St. John's Anglican Church or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

THOMPSON, Marjorie Janis 54
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 8, 2009

passed away suddenly October 5, 2009, at home. Born in Gander, N.L., January 15, 1955. Marjorie spent her time doing crafts but was known for the love that she held in her heart for her grandkids and children, who she lived for and loved greatly. She was a generous and loving person to all who knew her and to those who did not know her. She is survived by daughter, Tanya (Aaron); son, Michael (Grace); sisters, Kathy, Wendy (Michael) and Kim; brother, Blair; loving and doting grandchildren, Breagh, Morghan and Cole; her mother, and ex-husband and great friend George, as well as several siblings back in Newfoundland. She will be missed by her granddog Rudy. She was predeceased by her father, step father and first husband. A celebration of life will take place in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 205 Lacewood Dr., Halifax on Saturday, October 10, at 5:30 p.m. with light refreshments to follow. A private family burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the IWK Health Centre Foundation in support of her love for children. On-line condolences may be made by visiting:



Page Contributed by Bill Cook

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

Newfoundland's Grand Banks is a non-profit endeavor.
No part of this project may be reproduced in any form
for any purpose other than personal use.

JavaScript DHTML Menu Powered by Milonic

© Newfoundland's Grand Banks (1999-2018)

Hosted by
Chebucto Community Net

Your Community, Online!

You can search the entire NGB site
by using the [Google] search below.

Search through the whole site
[Recent] [Contacts] [Home]