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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
April 2010


DAVAGE, Elizabeth Lillian "Betty" - 77
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 19, 2010

of Spryfield for the past 55 years, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Bell Island, NL, she was a daughter of the late Obadiah and Elizabeth (Verge) Butler. Betty began working as a school teacher in Belleoram, NL. After arriving in Halifax, she worked briefly for Simpson-Sears and then for 22 years at KFC in Spryfield, until her retirement. Her favorite pastimes were playing cards with her friends, putting puzzles together with her daughter and granddaughter and knitting mitts and scarves for anyone she met. A long- time member of Emmanuel Anglican Church, Betty will be tremendously missed by all who knew her as she had an enormous heart and always gave, never looking to receive. She was a loving mother and homemaker and raised her family of four. "Mom" will be lovingly remembered and never forgotten by her children, Barb, Winnie (Andrew Holley), Bill (Eileen) and Jerry Herchak; grandchildren, John (Doranda), Jackie and Madeleine "Maddie"; sister, Violet Smith; sister in-law, Sarah. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas, and daughter, Darlene. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Glenna Thornhill of Palliative Care for her support. Arrangements are under the care of J. A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield (477-5601). In keeping with Betty's wishes, there will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 20 at 2 p.m. in Emmanuel Anglican Church, with Rev Dianna Frye officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Betty's memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Victorian Order of Nurses.
Mom you will always be the wind beneath our wings. We will love you and treasure our memories together, forever.

Drover, Albert
of Halifax
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 14, 2010

passed away peacefully April 12, 2010, in the Palliative Care, VG site, QEII, with his family at his side, Born in Sunnyside, Trinity Bay, NL, June 17, 1926, he was the son of the late Leander and Alfreda (Russell) Drover. He retired in 1986 from Nova Scotia Power Corporation where he worked for 38 years. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Elsie (Holmans); son, Leander (Margaret) of Bedford; daughters, Loraine (Lorne) MacLellan of Timberlea, and Alice (Doug) Forbes of Timberlea; his grandchildren, Lindsey (Malcolm), Matthew (Lynne), Mark (Jenn), Luke (Stacey), Maggie (Stuart), Nicole (Greg), Mallory, and his great-grandchildren, Madelyn, and Dylan. He is also survived by his sister, Muriel(George) Townsend of Bridgewater. He was predeceased by sisters, Amelia, Annie, Alice, Florence and Ethel and brothers, Michael, Leander, Walter and Raymond. Cremation has taken place. No vivitation by request. Memorial service will be held in St. Peter's Anglican Church, Birch Cove, Halifax, Thursday April 15, 2010 at 11am. Donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses or charity of your choice. A special thank you to the staff of Palliative Care and the Cancer Clinic.

Hill, Dennis Allan - 55
The Chronicle Herald, April 25, 2010
passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 23, 2010 in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Infirmary Site. Born in St. Anthony, NL, he was a son of Arthur and Blanche (Earle) Hill of Goose Bay, Labrador. Dennis is survived by his wife, Debbie (Baker), children, Leeanne Galloway (Kevin), North River; Sherry LeBlanc (Rene), Truro; Colin Hill, Brookfield; grandchildren, Kaylee Galloway; Ryan and Riley LeBlanc; siblings, Judy Hillier (Lloyd), North West River, Labrador; Joy Rowe (Paul Moore), Enfield; Joan Mugford (Roland), La Crete, Alberta; Morris Hill (Ruth), Goose Bay, Labrador; Darren Hill (Angela), Goose Bay, Labrador; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by brother-in-law, Travis Baker (Wendy), Beaverbank; mother-in-law, Alice Wilson (George), Lower Sackville. Dennis was a dedicated and valued member of the Calvary Pentecostal Church in Truro, having served as a deacon and on the board for many years. He loved racing snowmobiles and riding motorcycles, and for twenty-three years he owned and operated his own trucking business, D.A. Hill Trucking. Visitation will be on Monday, April 26th from 2-4 and 7-9pm in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Funeral Service will be on Tuesday, April 27th at 1pm in Calvary Pentecostal Church, 20 Curtis Drive, Truro. Interment in the Bible Hill Cemetery, Bible Hill. Flowers are welcome, or memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Hillock (Jordan), Rhoda Cabrini
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 30, 2010

Born April 27, 1949 in St. John's NL, a daughter of Pauline (Power) and Patrick Jordan, passed away peacefully one day after the birth of her first grandchild, who was born on Rhoda'a Birthday. As a Military wife and the mother of two children, She managed a family through five postings in Canada and Europe. Survived by husband Glenn; childre, Patrick and Amanda (Daryl Sponagle, and granddaughter, Cabrini Marie Sponagle; sisters, Genevieve (Lorne) McPhail, Rita (Ron) Jordan; brother Peter Jordan, and many loving nephews, nieces. She will be missed Seamus, her beatiful cat. Rhoda will also be missed by many loving and caring friends all over Canada and abroad. A special word of thanks to her weekly card playing fiends for their extraordinary support. The family expresses its profound deep appreciation to the nurses, doctors and support staff from 5A at the VG site, QEII. The love, care and compassion shown by the staff was an inspiration to both Rhoda and the family. Visitatio will take place in the T. K. Barnard Funeral Homes, 527 Sackville Dr., on Sunday from 7-9pm and on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. The funeral service will take place in St. John Vianney, 4 Beaverbank Rd., on Tuesday at 10am. Flowers gratefully accepted while donations may be made in honour of Rhoda to the Canadian Cancer Society. Words of comfort can be sent directly to the family at:

KELLY, Mrs. Laura Mary - 86
May 19, 1923 - April 23, 2010
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 25, 2010

passed away April 23, 2010, at home. Born in Newfoundland, she spent most of her life in Halifax. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Fannie Grace. She is survived by daughter Elizabeth Johnson; sister, Mildred O'Keefe, Placentia, NL; grandchildren, Kelly, Anne Rose, Ontario; Deidre Marsh, Alberta, Several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Jack "Al" Kelly. Arrangements are under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayer's Road. A graveside service will be held in St. John's Cemetery at a later date. Special thanks to Grace and Tom O'Hearn.

MacDonald, Allan Peter - 93
The Chronicle Herald, April 16, 2010

passed away peacefully in the midst of family on Thursday, April 15, 2010, in Park-Stone Enhanced Care on Parkland Drive. Born in Burgeo, NL, he was the son of the late Daniel and Sarah (Miles) MacDOnald. He is survived by his son David (Cathy), Halifax, and beloved grandson Robert. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Loretta White; brother-in-law, Megdeline (Raymond Vickers) and a large circle of nieces, nephews and extended family. He was predeceased by his wife, Anne (White); brothers, Clyde, Daniel, Jacob, Onslow and Seward; sister Vera (Moulton).

As a young man, he became a Merchant Seaman. He He joined the Royal Canadian Navy at the start of the Second Worl War and served on the destroyer St. Laurent. Afterwards, he perfected the craft of stone-masonry and worked on the restoration of many historic sites such as Historic Properties, Citadel Hill, The Brewery Market, etc. After his retirement, he joined Bill Palmer as a volunteer on the restoration of the Old Bury Ground Cemetery in Halifax.

Visitation will be Sunday April 18, between 2-4 and 6-8pm in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr. in Halifax. The funeral services will be held in St. Paul'ss Anglican Church on Argyle St. (Grande Parade) in Halifax at 1pm, Monday, April 19, with Rev. Dr. Paul Friesen Officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery immediately following the service. Family floweres only please. Memorial donation may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences to: . The family would like to thank the staff of Parkstone Enhanced Care in particular, the sataff of Princess Lane for their kind and gentle care given to our family. We want to acknowledge Dr. Meehan's wonderful care of Allan while in Parkstone.

Matthews, Reta Dorothy - 90
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 22, 2010

passed away on April 21, 2010 in hospital. She was the daughter of the late William and Susie (Rose) Whittle (Grand Banks, NL). She is survived by her daughter, Maxime (Bruce) Drake, Cayman Islands; brother, Jess (Dinah) Whittle of Dartmouth; sisters-in-law Maggie (Percy) MacDonald and Mary Whalen and brothers-in-law, Free (Helen) Croucher and Jack Croucher and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband Max Croucher, second husband Cyril Matthews; sisters Frances (William) Hickman and niece Jessie Whittle. She was a member of the Eastern Star for 35 years and a long time member of the Salvation Army. Visitation will be held from 7-9pm today in the J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Ave, Halifax. A private grave side service will be held on Saturday, April 24, by Major Ron Stuckless of the Salvation Army.

SAUNDERS, Wallace Walter
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 20, 2010
Wallace Walter Saunders
passed in his sleep while visiting his daughter in Grand Manan, New Brunswick on April 16, 2010. Wallace was born to Archibald and Maisie Saunders on August 17, 1951 in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland. He was raised there with his four brothers and two sisters. Nearly every day of his youth, Wallace could be found with the local boys playing ball hockey or ice hockey. He spoke of those days fondly. While his love of hockey continued throughout his life, he found a new passion in his grandchildren, whom he made sure to visit regularly. He leaves his wife, Goldie, four children, Jason (Rachel), Angie (Nigel) Russell, Hayley, Jordan (Erin), and grandchildren Hannah, Cameron, Maisie, Liam, Braeden and Tripp and one expected. He is also survived by his six siblings: Raymond, Alec, Cecil, Nelson, Ruby and Betty. In-laws, family and many friends in many places also share in this loss.

For Wallace, his faith in the Bible’s message was very important to him. He spent much of his time, wherever his travels took him, trying to find a listening ear to the hope he looks forward to, God’s promised Kingdom. In 1991, he settled in Nova Scotia where he had many friends and a used car dealership. He will always be remembered for his enthusiasm for life and opportunity, his determination, his love for his family, traveling, puppies, and a good deal. He was always there for his family and friends and we thank you for being here to remember him.

Visitation will be held 7-9 PM Tuesday April 20th and 9-11 AM Wednesday April 21st in the Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St. (902-825-3448). The funeral will be held at 2 PM Wednesday April 21st in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 337 Main Street Kingston, NS. Mr. Jim Povah will be officiating. A reception for family and friends will follow the service. Interment will be in North Kingston Cemetery. By request, family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, P.O. Box 4100, Georgetown, ON L7G 4Y4. Online condolences may be made through:

STRICKLAND, Frederick Curtis - 83
Little Anse
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 3, 2010

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce his passing in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish on Wednesday, April 28, 2010. Born in Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Curtis and Jemima (Anderson) Strickland. He is survived by his life-long companion and friend Bernadette, daughters Cynthia (Glen) Samson, Florence (Cecil) Anderson, Ethel (Frank) Savoury, Kathleen (Nelson) Osmond, Dianne (Chris) Bryne, sons Jim (Ivy) Strickland, Leo (Bulah) Strickland, John (Patricia) Strickland, 25 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Frederick was predeceased by his wife Mary Ansford, brothers Jim, Leo and Gordon, sisters Elsie, Ethel, Julie, Marrian and two in infancy. Memorial celebration and burial of his ashes, at sea, to be held at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting     Arrangements entrusted to I.M.L. Funeral Services, Petit De Grat.

WISCOMBE, PO2 Samuel Andrew, CD (retd) - 64
of Conquerall Mills, Lunenburg Co.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 22. 2010

passed away suddenly at home on Sunday 18 April 2010. Born in Marystown NL, he was the son of the late Herbert and Susan (Hooper) Wiscombe. Sam served his country for 27 years with the Royal Canadian Navy, first as a Radar Plotter and Ships Diver and then as a Physical fitness instructor. He served in many places including on board Canada's last Aircraft Carrier the HMCS Bonaventure. After his retirement from the navy he drove school bus for the South Shore Regional School Board for 17 years.

Sam was a loving and caring husband and an exceptional father; he enjoyed all sports, both playing and watching, and was also a great cook. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Bridgewater Branch No. 24 and a founding member of Osprey Ridge Golf Course. Sam enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved the outdoors. He was involved in the Scouting movement and coached little league baseball for many years.

He is survived by his wife and life partner Carole Ann (Cormier); son Mark (Sandra Sofalvi), Edmonton AB; sisters Mary (Wavell) Moulton, Marystown NL; Diane Randell, Manuels NL; Donna, Mount Pearl NL; Aggie (Dave) Petten, Fort Saskatchewan AB; Paula (Gary) Rideout, Fort Saskatchewan AB; brothers Louis (Judy), Marystown NL; Steve (Barb), Armprior ON; Herbie (Brenda), Manuels NL; numerous nieces and nephews; dear Mother-in law Lillian Cormier, Bridgewater and special cousin Billy Hooper. Sam was a collector of many treasures and will be remembered for his being true and faithful friend to many throughout Canada. Visitation will be held 7:00 to 9:00 P.M., Friday 23 April in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater, from where a Legion Funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M., Saturday 24 April, Rev. Willis Ott officiating. Cremation will follow the service and burial will be at a later date. Family flowers only, please. Memorial donations in Sam's memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Salvation Army. Online condolences may be made by visiting

Wournell, Nellie Rae - 94
of White Lakes
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 14, 2010

passed away peacefully April 13, 2010 in the Halifax Infirmary, QII. Born in Newfoundland, she was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by son Robert (Gail), White Lakes; granddaughter Anita and great grandson Chevrie. She was predeceased by her husband George; daughter Nancy; grandson Joseph and several brothers and sisters. Nellie was a lifelong member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 153, and had many friends. Cremation has taken place under the care of J. A. Walker Funeral Home(2005) LTD. Interment to take place at a later date. Words of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting     Donations in her name may be made to the BIde-A-While Animal Shelter.



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