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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
November 2010


COMEAU, Rita Ella
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 17, 2010

90, Halifax, passed away on November 16, 2010 in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Bay L'Argent, NL, she was a daughter of the late Reginald and Emma (Thornhill) Grandy. She was married in August 1947 to Mederic Comeau. In the past, she was involved in a bowling league and enjoyed it very much. She also enjoyed car rides, gardening, and travelling. Rita cared deeply for her family and she will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.

Rita is survived by her husband of 63 years, Mederic Comeau, daughter; Lynette (Alain) Dupuis, Dartmouth, brother; Reginald Grandy (Betty), St. John's, NL, sisters; Annie Parker, Lila Grandy, both of St. John's, NL., sister-in-law; Alma Grandy, Fortune Bay, NL.,grandchildren; Eric Dupuis and Brian ( Trina Sutherland) Dupuis, great grandson Noah Dupuis. Rita was predeceased by brothers; Harold and Earl Grandy, sisters, Olive Grandy and Janet Grandy in infancy. Arrangements are under the care of J.A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., (477-5601) 149 Herring Cove Rd., where visitation will be held on Thursday November 18 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.. Funeral Mass will take place Friday November 19 at 10:30 a.m. from Saint Benedict Parish, corner of Radcliffe Dr. and Dunbrack St., reception to follow in the church hall. Interment to take place in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rita's memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

CONNELL, Ann Madeline - 106
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 15, 2010
passed away November 12, 2010 at Northwood Center, Halifax. Born in Red Island, (Burgeo) Nfld. She was a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Cossar) Foote. Ann always worked: as a housekeeper; as a store clerk and she spent 15 years as pastry chef at the Army and Navy canteen. She was a 25 year member of L.O.G.A. She also did a great deal of volunteer work, especially at church suppers and garage sales. Ann learned to knit at the age of 8 and would continue until the age of 103and1/2 years, knitting countless toques, mitts and socks for the Mission for Seafarers. Rug hooking was also a passion she exercised until 103 and a ½. After living in the church rectory for 15 years, she moved to Sunrise Manor where she lived for 28 years. On October 6th she moved to Northwood Centre where she celebrated her 106th birthday.

Ann's favourite pastime was playing bingo. The highlight of the year was her annual fishing trip to Angie and Geoff's and the annual birthday party at Cousins restaurant. She will be fondly remembered by her family and her friends from Sunrise Manor, Tabernacle Church's Senior Group as well as friends in New Albany and Halifax. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Lewis and John; sister, Alma and Charlie (husband). Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. Memorial service to be held Wednesday, November 17th at 2PM from St. George's Anglican Church, 222 Brunswick Street, Halifax with Reverend George Westhaver officiating. Interment at a later date. Donations in Ann's memory may be made to the Cancer Society, St. George's Church or the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children. Condolences may be sent to

COOPER, Nathaniel "Nath"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 23, 2010
Nathaniel J. Cooper
of Amherst, NS, formerly of St. John's Newfoundland, passed away on Monday, November 22, 2010. Born in St. Anthony, NL he was a son of the late Rev. Joseph & Annie (Heath) Cooper. He was active in the East Coast offshore oil & gas sector for many years as Vice- President of A. Harvey & Co. Ltd. (Harvey Offshore). Prior to that he was a managing director of Pinto & Hann. He was the Honorary Vice Consul of Spain in Newfoundland. He served two terms as President of Newfoundland Oceans Industries Assoc. (NOIA). He was formerly a member of St.John's Rotary Club, St. John's Chamber of Commerce, VOWR, Saint Mary's Anglican Church and various community groups. He was active in curling throughout his life. His love of the sea was cultivated early in Main Brook, augmented by his work in the offshore, and enhanced in retirement at the cottage and at the helm of "Spellbound".

He is survived by his current wife, Linda (Hunter), his children, Lori & Mark (Diane) and their mother, Brenda; stepson, Andrew Clarke (Jennifer); brother, Rex (Lillian); grandchildren, Kaleb, Emma, Ava, James & Ben; nephew, Duke Cooper (Denise) & niece Kelly Cooper-Beech (Jamie). Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Katherine.

Nathaniel's remains have been cremated under the direction of Furlong-Jones Funeral Home, 667-8777 (70 Church St. Amherst, NS). The family will receive visitors at the Furlong-Jones Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Anglican Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in St. John's NL on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 2 p.m. Family flowers only. Donations in Nath's memory may be made to the ALS Society, Parkinson Society of Canada or charity of choice.

FRALICK, Anne L. - 96
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 23, 2010
passed away peacefully on Friday, November 19, 2010, in St. Vincent's Nursing Home. Born in St. John's, NL, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Anne(Breen) Morrisey. Anne is survived by her husband Rex, married 63 years; sons, Brian(Claire), East Earltown; Gary(Patricia), Kingston, ON; sisters, Theresa Caul, St. John's, NL; Eleanor(James) Smiley, Toronto; Nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation by request. A graveside service will be held at 2pm Friday, November 26, in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Mumford Road, Rev. Albert Cosgrove officiating. No flowers please, but if you wish donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

JENNINGS, Mary Margaret Anne
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 3, 2010
Mary Margaret Anne Jennings - May 25, 1957 - November 1, 2010,
passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by the love of her family, following a brief, but courageous battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her parents Wallace and Mildred Jennings (Newfoundland). She leaves to mourn, her best friend and loving husband, John Lindsay; her three cherished sons, Matthew (fiancée, Leanne), Andrew, and Samuel; loving brothers and sister, Wayne (Marie), Wally (Linda), Doug (Regina), Keith, Barry (Bev), and Norita (Peter). She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles and a large circle of other relatives and dear friends. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, November 3, 2010 and 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, November 4, 2010 with prayers to be held at 8:00 p.m. all in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. The funeral mass and reception will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 5, 2010 in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Kentville, Father Craig Christenson officiating. Interment to follow at a later date in Newfoundland. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in Mary's memory to the Valley Regional Hospital Foundation. At Mary's request and to honour her wishes, the wedding shower for Matthew and Leanne will be celebrated as planned on Saturday, November 6, 2010 between 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.

LeBLANC, John Fintan - 1949-2010
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 29, 2010

It is with sadness that we wish to announce the passing of John Fintan LeBlanc of Keswick Ridge, NB on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on August 2, 1949 in St. John's, NF, he was the son of the late John A. and Gertrude (Bartlett) LeBlanc. He worked with Solicitor General in Corrections and then with Public Safety as a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer. John enjoyed woodworking, motorcycling and especially loved the ocean.

In addition to his wife, Peggy Calvert-LeBlanc, John is survived by his sisters, Sharon Keough of Vancouver, BC and Janet Hurlburt of Yarmouth, NS; brother, Gerard LeBlanc of Fredericton, NB; several nieces and nephews and life long best friend, David Shufelt. A Memorial Service will take place at York Funeral Home's T. Gordon MacLeod Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 2 pm with Father Monte Peters as celebrant. Private family interment will take place in Douglas Rural Cemetery at a later date. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital (Palliative Care Unit).

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 30, 2010
Owen W. Lockyer
, 87, of Moncton, with his family at his side, passed away at the Dr. Georges L. Dumont Hospital on Sunday November 28, 2010, following a sudden illness. Born in Herring Neck, NL, he was the son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Nixon) Lockyer. Owen was the retired president of Atlantic Office Equipment & Supply Ltd., faithful member of St. George's Anglican Church, Moncton City Club, Moncton Probus Club and the Royal Canadian Legion Moncton Branch #6. Owen was a retired Brigadier General in the Canadian Forces Reserve. His 42 years service began in 1939. He went overseas with the Algonquin Regiment as a Private soldier and was wounded in Normandy on August 9th, 1944. He returned to Canada in 1946. He served in various Atlantic Militia units, including the Nova Scotia Highlanders and the 113 COY, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. He commanded the 32 Moncton Service Battalion, the 8th Canadian Hussars (PL) (M), the Eastern New Brunswick Militia District and Militia Area Atlantic. At the close of his career, he was appointed Colonel of the Regiment of the 8th Canadian Hussars and Honorary Colonel of the Nova Scotia Highlanders. He was awarded the designation Officer of the Order of Military Merit. In his later years, Owen enjoyed holding court at the local Tim Horton's where all the social and political issues of the day were resolved. He also enjoyed spending time and caring for his four wonderful grandchildren.

Owen will be sadly missed by his wife of 63 years, L. Rowena (North) Lockyer; his children, James "Jim" Lockyer (Brigitte Robichaud), Moncton; Judy Lockyer, Newport Beach, California; Stephen Lockyer (Donna), Halifax, NS; precious grandchildren, Sarah, Patrick, Henry and Spencer; his loving nieces and nephews. He was the last surviving member of this immediate family. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Douglas and Eric; sisters, Joyce, Eliza and Nellie.

Visitation at Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995), Wednesday 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm. Moncton Legion Branch #6 Veterans Memorial Service, Wednesday at 4pm. Celebration of Life Service for Owen to be held at St. George's Anglican Church (corner of Church and Queen St.), Thursday December 2, 2010, 11:00am. Rev. Chris VanBuskirk officiating. Reception in the church hall following the service. In Owen's memory, donations to the Tree of Hope Campaign or St. George's Anglican Church would be appreciated by the family.

PITTMAN, Eric George
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 20, 2010

passed away peacefully November 17, 2010 with love and care at Ivany Place, Northwood Nursing Home, Bedford, NS in his 99th year. Eric G. Pittman is formerly of St. John's Newfoundland. He is predeceased by son David and brother Fred RCAF, sisters Ruth and Enid, leaving to mourn his wife Hazel V. Cave after a happy marriage of 74 years. Eric is also survived by devoted and cherished daughter Margo Stewart (Harvey), Bedford, granddaughter Gillian, Halifax, grandson Christopher (Jill), Airdrie, Alberta, and cherished great-grandchildren Michael and Ashleigh. As well, sister-in-law Mrs. Clare Rowe of St. John's Nfld and thoughtful nieces and nephews, cousins and treasured friends will also miss Eric's great personality and good sense of humour.

Eric was Newfoundland's longest living Charter Member of Kiwanis, organized in 1950, was the Clubs first Secretary and set a precedent for efficient reporting. Eric served as President in 1954 and Lt. Governor in 1969. In 1995, Eric was made a Life Member of Kiwanis International. The Music Festival was another delight in Eric's career, as one of its founders in 1951. He was a member of George St. United Church holding many of its official offices, his greatest joy. He was also Treasurer of the United Church Orphanage Board for 15 years. In business life, Eric worked at the well known Newfoundland Margarine Co., which was later acquired by Lever Brother's Ltd. After some years at the Toronto office, Eric returned as Secretary Treasurer, soon after becoming its Director and later was appointed President. Since 1997 Eric and Hazel made their home at Melville Heights in Halifax, close to Margo and family. They were completely happy with the dedicated management and staff plus its beautiful surroundings. However, due to Eric's sudden illness, Hazel and Eric moved to the lovely Northwood Nursing Home (Ivany Place, Bedford). No flowers or visitation at the family's request. A family interment will be held following cremation. Please visit

WARREN, James "Jim" W.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 26, 2010
WARREN, James William
… 84, Halifax, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at the QEII. Born in Francois, NF, he was the son of the late Thomas and Charlotte (Dollimont) Warren.

At the age of 19, Jim married Mary Pink with whom he fathered five children. He started fishing at an early age working mostly off the coast of Newfoundland and the Grand Banks. In the early 1950's he moved with his family to Halifax. While working at the Halifax fish plant he attended nautical school and soon earned his ticket to become a captain. He then worked for Marine Industries limited as a captain of a tugboat for several years. In 1969 he moved to Vancouver where he worked in the ferry industry until his retirement in 1991. Jim was a master story teller with an abundance of wit and charm and he also possessed a heart of gold.

He is survived by his first wife, Mary Warren (Pink); sons, James (Carla), Milford; Eric (Birgit), Vancouver; Leo (Paula), Halifax; daughter, Maud Knox (Ray), Calgary; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Alan (Hazel) and his second wife, Phyllis.

Cremation has taken place under the care of J. A. Walker Funeral home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax (477-5601). In keeping with Jim's wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.

WILLCOTT, Mary Teresa - 77
Mulgrave formerly of St. Alban's, Baie d'Espoir, NL
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 4, 2010

passed away on Monday, November 1, 2010 in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in St. Alban's, NL, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Frances (Crant) Skinner.

Mary was a homemaker and a member of St. Lawrence Parish, Mulgrave. Mom will be fondly remembered for her love of family, friends, her laughter, her kindness, her faith and her great sense of humour. She is survived by her children, Dominic (Cecile) Willcott, Edmonton, Alta.; Frances (Anthony) Crant, Mulgrave; Madonna Mooring (Philip Organ), Baie d'Espoir, NL; Lucy Kendall, Ottawa, Ont.; Georgina Fitzpatrick, Ontario; Linda (Donald) Williams, Havre Boucher; Lionel Willcott (Freda Matchen), Embrun, Ont. grandchildren, Nicole, Jenna, Ryan, Anthony, Duane, Donnie, Michael, David, Tracy, Jacob, Cheryll, Eric, Briana, Hailey, Braeden, Cody, and Chelsea; great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Madison, Kristen, Quiana, Schuyler, Caleb and Lily and several nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald; her son, Joseph; infant grandsons, Taylor and Tyler Williams; brothers, Edward "Ned", James "Jim", Thomas, John and Joseph; sisters, Rebecca, Florence and Margaret. Her family will receive friends to pay their respects from 2-9 p.m. Friday, in Mulgrave and Area Resting Place.

Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Mulgrave, with Father Allan MacPhie officiating, with burial in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations may be made in Mary's memory to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at:



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