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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
September 2010


CROUCHER, Freeman Sr.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, September 18, 2010
Croucher, Freeman Sr
. - 84 of Lower Sackville, passed away peacefully September 16, 2010, surrounded by his family. Born in Burnt Islands, NL, he was the son of the late Frederick and Dollena Croucher. Survived by his loving wife Helen Clara (Caines); and his children Martha Frances Holman (Michael), Amherstburg, Ont.; Edgar (Ann), West Brooklyn; Freeman Jr. (Ruby), Thorburn; Shirley Denise Butler (John), Upper Sackville; Dorothy Janet Jollimore (Charles), Upper Sackville; daughter-in-law, Sylvia, Lower Sackville; 18 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Freeman is also survived by his siblings, John, Maggie MacDonald (Percy) and Mary Dawe Whelan. Predeceased by son, Sylvester Kenneth; daughter, Doreen; as well as siblings, twin brother, George; Maxwell, James, Annie, Martha, Cyril and Ralph. Family and friends will miss his quick wittiness and sense of humour. Freeman had been one of Jehovah's Witnesses for over 60 years. Special thanks to the staff of Glades Lodge in Halifax for the special care and support given to him during his stay. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place in Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 77 Beaverbank Rd., Lower Sackville, NS, at 4pm Sunday, September 19.

GOSSE, Doris - 95
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, September 16, 2010
passed away on September 11, 2010, in Northwood Centre. Born on October 29, 1914, in Spaniard's Bay, NL, she was a daughter of the late William and Victoria (Hutchings) Gosse. Doris worked for 27 years at Simpson's Department Store in Montreal before retiring to Halifax to be close to her sister(Marjorie) and family. Doris was predeceased by her brothers Cecil, Ebenezer and Elmer; and sisters Edna Snellgrove, Bertha Deering Marjorie Connolly. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in Northwood Care Nursing Home on Saturday, September 18th at 2pm.

GREELEY, Malcolm Solomon - 85
Leiblin Park Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, September 27, 2010

passed away September 24, 2010, in the Halifax Infirmary. Born in Portugal Cove, Newfoundland in 1924 to the late Clement and Sarah Greeley. He was the husband of the late Marion Greely. Malcolm served as a Chief Petty Officer (engineering branch) in the Royal Canadian Navy/Canadian Armed Forces serving from July 27, 1943 ending October 21, 1969. He was a veteran of the Second World War and was awarded the 1939-‘45 Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Forces Decoration and Clasp. He was a chartered and life time member of the Atlantic Chief and Petty Officers Association. After retiring from the service he worked as a Chief Engineer at the Nova Scotia Hotel, Cadillac Fairview and Standard Life. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. He is survived by his 10 children, Shirley Kennedy, Malcolm, Louise Harper, Douglas, Dorreen Logan, Terry, Robert, Caritha, Angela Wilcox, Elizabeth Hignell; 16 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place under the direction of J. A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. In keeping with Malcolm’s wishes there will be no visitation or service. Donations in memory of Malcolm may be made to Veterans Affairs.

HAIPLIK, Gloria Yvonne
(November 24, 1947 - September 19, 2010)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, September 20, 2010
HAIPLIK, Gloria Yvonne
- 62, of Kingston, NS passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2010 in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Trout River, NL she was a daughter of the late Austin and Hazel (White) Crocker. Gloria was a life member of the Kingston Lions Club and a member of the Kingston District Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She volunteered with the Victorian Order of Nurses and also with the Carousel Gift Shop, Soldiers Memorial Hospital. Gloria was an avid reader and knitter. She is survived by her husband of 43 years Richard "Rick"; daughter Dawn-Marie (Justin) Knutson, Langley, BC; son Richard "Rick" (Paula), Germany; sisters Christine White, Brampton, ON; Fern (Dennis) Sandowski, Georgetown, ON and brother Hector (Mabel) White, Brampton, ON and grandson Colton, Langley BC. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brothers Jim, Selby and Rollie. Visitation will be held 7-9PM Wednesday, September 22, 2010 in the Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448 beginning with a Lions Service at 7:00PM conducted by the Kingston Lions Club. Funeral service will be held 11:00AM Thursday, September 23, 2010 in the Middleton Funeral Home, Rev. Leon Langille officiating. A reception for family and friends will follow the service in the Kingston Lions Hall. Donations in memory may be made to the VON Annapolis Valley Branch, Canadian Cancer society or to the charity of choice. Online condolences may be made through:

HOOPER, Lillian Marie
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, September 20, 2010
Hooper, Lillian Marie
- 79, Beaver Bank, passed away September 18, 2010, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Bay L'Argent, NL, she was a daughter of the late John and Tryphena (Miles) Pennell. Marie will be sadly missed by family and friends. She leaves behind sons, daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who will miss the many family gatherings and great food she always hosted and prepared. Marie was proud to know Jesus Christ as her Lord and Saviour and was a charter member of Living Hope Baptist Church in Beaver Bank. Marie is survived by her children, Paul and wife, Barb, Bedford; John Sackville; Timothy and wife, Susan, Cole Harbour; Wayne, Dartmouth; Sheila(LeBlanc) and husband Glenn, Quispamsis, NB; Lisa(Melanson) and husband Andrew, Eastern Passage. She is also survived by her sister, Irene Nash; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Marie was predeceased by her loving husband Paul Douglas Hooper; sisters, Carolyn Baker and Edna Taylor. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9pm today, September 20 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr. with funeral services to be held on Tuesday at 11am in Peace Lutheran Church, 971 Windgate Dr.(Old Windsor Junction Crossroad), Rev. Kelly Holt officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Marie will be laid to rest beside her loving husband in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice. On-line condolences:

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, September 29, 2010

died peacefully on September 27, 2010 at Arborstone Enhanced Care on Purcell's Cove Road in Halifax. Annie was born, the second daughter of Margaret and John Harrington on November 11, 1914 in Carbonear, Newfoundland. Prior to moving to Halifax she worked as a school teacher in various communities across Newfoundland, often where she was the only teacher in one room schools teaching all grades. It was during one of these posting that she met her late husband Austin. They moved to Halifax where they were married in 1950. In Halifax, she worked as a hair dresser and a school teacher until 1964 when she opened her own hair salon that she operated until she retired. She was predeceased by two brothers William and Michael and two sisters Mary and Agnes. She is survived by one son Gerald, his wife Sandra Grebeldinger, two sisters Angela Murray and Margaret Harrington, one brother Gordon, all of Carbonear Newfoundland, as well as many nieces and nephews. Annie will be remembered for her kind heart and gentle ways and will be greatly missed by all. A special thanks to her very special friend Rose Mathieu and to the staff of Arborstone Enhanced Care who brought special joy to her last years. Annie is resting at J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive. Visitation will be held on Wednesday September 29 between 6:00pm and 9:00pm. Funeral service will be held at St. John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church, 26 Purcell's Cove Road, Halifax, on Thursday September 30 at 10:00am followed by internment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. May she rest in peace. Please visit

JAMES (Hardy), Amelia Louisa "Mildred"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, September 9, 2010

Parkland Estates, Halifax in her 95th year reluctantly gave up the fight and moved on to her much deserved reward September 7, 2010. Born in Burnt Islands, NL, to Emmaline and Richard Hardy, Millie was orphaned at the age of nine. At the age of 12 she moved to North Sydney to find work. She married Percy James of Burgeo, NL, and raised three children, Marion (Guy), Percy Jr. (Beryl), and Carolyn. They would have celebrated 70 years of marriage on October 21, 2010. She was further blessed by granddaughters, Cheryl, Karen, Dana, Terri and Amy; eight great-grandchildren; and one great great grandson. She was predeceased by her brother James "Jim" Hardy and sister Viola McGlone. She was a member of St. George's Gabriel Guild. Throughout her life Millie's door was always open and there was always enough in the pot to feed one more. She taught her children the value of hard work and pride in accomplishment. She leaves a hole in our hearts that will never be filled. Visitation will take place today September 9, 7-9pm in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax, with funeral service Friday, September 10, at 11am at the same location. Family flowers only. Donations in Millie's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia and Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Please visit:

KENT, E. Rose
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, September 24, 2010

Passed away peacefully in The Birches Nursing Home, September 23, 2010. Born in Twillingate, NL on January 23, 1920, she was the eldest daughter of the late Frederick and Annie Compton. For a short time, while very young, Rose moved to Boston with her family and later back to Twillingate for a number of years before moving to Sydney, Cape Breton. It was while working at the Minto Hotel in Sydney that she met her "sailor" husband Clifford. They were married August 7, 1941, in St. Georges Anglican Church, Sydney. After living in Sydney for a short while, Rose and Clifford moved to Pleasant Point where they would live and raise their two children. Rose was a long time faithful member of St. George's Anglican Church, Ostrea Lake. Surviving are sons Fred (Lorraine), Dartmouth, and Wayne (Bonnie), Pleasant Point; grandchildren, Blaine (Jennifer), Halifax; Kendall (Pera), Dartmouth; Michael (Erin Kelly), Ottawa; Sean (Stacy), Pleasant Point and Kimberley (Mark Mills), Myers Point. Rose is also Survived by Great-grandchildren, Devon Mills, Myers Point; Meridith and Graeme Kent, Halifax; Olivia and Drew Kent, Dartmouth; Akayla, Matthew and Hannah Rose Kent, Pleasant Point. In addition she is survived by sisters, Irene (Ian Flemming), Dartmouth; Beverley (Sherman Williams), Avonport; Helen MacLeod, Sydney; brothers, Jack (Rose) and Frank, Sydney. Rose was predeceased by her husband, Clifford; great-grandson, Clifford Mills; sister Margaret Rossiter (Ottawa) and brother, Fred (Sydney). Visitation will be today from 2-4 and 7-9pm in Rowlings Funeral Home, Musquodoboit Harbour with funeral on Saturday September 25, at 2pm in St. Thomas Anglican Church, Musquodoboit Harbour, Rev. Trish Ingram officiating. Family flowers only. Donations in Rose's memory can be made to the Clifford Mark Mills Memorial Scholarship Fund - Eastern Shore District High School, The Birches Nursing Home, Musquodoboit Harbour or a charity of your choice. Interment will be in Pleasant Point Public Cemetery.

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, September 14, 2010
Messervey, Chesley F
. - 91, Lawrencetown, passed away peacefully Monday, September 13, 2010, in Dartmouth General Hospital with his loving family by his side. Born in Sandy Point, NL, he was the son of the late Alex and Theresa (Blanchard) Messervey. Chesley joined the Royal British Navy and served his country during the Second World War. He was a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Chesley is survived by his son, Carl (Nancy); daughters, Madonna, Theressa (Mark), Barbara, Mary (Frank); grandchildren, Melinda, Gorden, Brandon, Shawn, Justin, Robert, Melissa and Marlee and others; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Connor, and others; sister, Udvella (Ernie), Truro. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 61 years, Beatrice; son, Gordon; seven brothers; six sisters. A special thank you to loving daughter Mary who devoted 10 years to taking care of her parents. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth where visitation will be held 7-9pm today. A Legion Tribute will be held at 7pm. Visitation will be also held 7-9pm Friday in St. Georges Anglican Church, Robinsons. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Georges Anglican Church, Robinsons, NL, A0N 1V0 or Canadian Cancer Society.

PARSONS (Miles), Elaine Ruth
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, September 13, 2010
Parsons (Miles), Elaine Ruth
- 62, beloved wife of Freeman Parsons, Labrador City, NL. After a valiant battle with cancer, went to be with our Lord God and Saviour on September 10, 2010. Surrounded by her family at the VG Site, QEII, Elaine is survived by her daughter, Teri-Lyn Miles (Jason); son, Darren Miles; stepdaughter, Sheri-lyn Parsons (Adam); stepson, Michael Parsons; granddaughters, Jessica, Nina, Taylor and Alexis; grandson, Nicholas; brother, Robert Powell; brother-in-law, Robert Lambert (Pat); nieces, Karen, Kim, Sarah; nephews, Robert, Craig and Matthew; along with her numerous friends around the world. Elaine was predeceased by her parents, Sadie and Clayton Powell; sister, Marion Powell Lambert; son, Andre; sister-in-law, Myra Powell (Bob). Elaine enjoyed life with her children and grandchildren and was always surrounded by friends.
Elaine loved the outdoors and camping in her motorhome with her husband, Freeman, family and friends. We will always love and miss you.

PICCO (Pittman) Catherine Ann [Dinn] - 63
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, September 29, 2010

of Dartmouth NS, formerly of St. John's and Goulds, NL, died September 26, 2010 at the Palliative Care Unit of the VG Hospital, Halifax, NS. Catherine is the daughter of the late Victor and Lillian (Cahill) Pittman of St. John's and was predeceased by her first husband, David Picco, in January, 1992. She leaves to mourn her husband of seven years, Donald Dinn, formerly of St. John's; son Charles Picco (Kim Dooley) and precious grandson, Spencer, Carbonear, NL; sons Christopher Picco (Paula Gale), St. John's; and David Picco (Julia Barrett), Toronto; brother Robert (Bob) Pittman (Linda), Dartmouth; sisters Millie Hammond (Harold) and Violet Aylward (Gordon), St. John's; stepsons Michael Dinn and Stephen Dinn (Julie MacLeod), Halifax; Picco family in-laws - Patsy McQueen (Mac), Betty Horsmann (Glen), Sheila Giarusso, Joanie Shaw (Derek), and Charlie Picco (Dianne); Dinn family in-laws - Joan (Dinn) Jamieson, Jackie LeGrow (Bruce), Sharon Leonard (Carson), and Gary Dinn (Marg).

While living in St. John's, Catherine was an elder of St. David's Presbyterian Church, and volunteered over a period of 9 years for the John Howard Society with the 1-2-1 Program and at the HM Penitentiary library. During her time in Dartmouth Catherine was an elder of Andrew's Presbyterian Church, one of the founding members of its Prayer Shawl Group, active in the church's Atlantic Mission Society (AMS), and the circulation manager of The Presbyterian Message publication of the AMS.

Catherine was a people connector who cultivated and nourished lasting friendships wherever she went. She leaves many cherished friends in Dartmouth and in St. John's who were of great help and support during her illness. The family offers its sincere and heartfelt thanks to the palliative care team at the VG hospital, to the VON, and to the Canadian Red Cross home care attendants who all helped care for Catherine in her last months. Cremation has already taken place. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 216 School St., Dartmouth at 10:00AM, Saturday, October 2, 2010; reception to follow. A memorial service and reception will also take place at St. David's Presbyterian Church, 98 Elizabeth Ave., St. John's, NL at 11:00AM, Tuesday, October 12, 2010; private (family) committal to follow. Family flowers only; in lieu of flowers, in-memoriam donations may be made to either of the churches above, or to a charity of choice.

STRONACH, Georgina Priscillia
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, September 20, 2010
Stronach, Georgina Priscillia
- 81, of Beaver Bank, passed away September 19, 2010, in Halifax. Born in Anderson's Cove, NL, she was a daughter of the late George and Priscillia (Thornhill) Fizzard. Throughout her life she was an entrepreneur in many endeavours. She ran many enterprises both commercial and social. In her later years she focused a lot of energy in her senoir's activities. As a founding member of Beaver Bank Kinsac Senoirs Association(50 plus Keeners) she spent many enjoyable hours with her many cherished friends. Survived by daughter, Judy (Sylvain) Larouche, LaHave; sons, Bob (Gail), Hammonds Plains; Gary (Bev), Minesville; Chris (Deena), Beaver Bank; sisters-in-law, Elsie Johnston, Eastern Passage; Tood Banks, Kentville, Mona Balcom, Kentville; brother, Garfield (Elva) Fizzard, St. John's, NL; grandchildren, Pam, Jenn, Chris, Heather, Courtney, Kristen; step great-grandson, Christian Helban; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband Robert Vernon Stronach; brother, Gordon; sister Hannah. No Visitation by family request. Memorial service will be held in Bedford United Church, Wednesday, September 22, at 3pm, Rev. David Hart officiating. Interment in Brookside Cemetery, Bedford. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to T. K. Barnard Funeral Home Limited.



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