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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
April 2011


BURT, Sarah Melinda
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 21, 2011
BURT, Sarah Melinda (Martin)
- 95, Mulgrave. The family of Sarah Melinda Burt regret to announce her death on Tuesday April 19, 2011 in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in St. John's Bay, N.L., she was a daughter of the late William and Melinda Martin. Sarah worked at Acadia Fisheries and the Wandlyn Hotel for many years. She was an active member of St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Mulgrave and O.E.S. (Eastern Star) for many years. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and will be missed by her family. Sarah is survived by her daughter, Hilda; son, Cyril (Nita), both of Mulgrave; grandchildren, Michael, Michelle, Mark, Dawn; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Dylan, Emma, Randy, Joshua, Emily, Allie; great-great-granddaughter Payton, whom she dearly loved; many nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband, James Burt; sister, Ann; brothers, Michael, Morgan, George, Jack, Alphonse. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9p.m. Thursday and Friday in Mulgrave and Area Resting Place, Mulgrave. Funeral service will be 11:00a.m. Saturday in St. Andrew's Anglican Church with Rev. Evelyn Knorr officiating. Burial in St. Andrew's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Mulgrave and Area Resting Place or a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at:

HILLIER, Norman "Norm"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 16, 2011
Norman "Norm" Hillier
- 64, of Canning, Kings County passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2011 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Belle Island, Newfoundland, he was a son of Elfredia Hillier, Cambridge, Ontario. He had been employed with Atlantic Speedy Propane for 28 years and most recently worked with his son at CJ's Taxi. He was a veteran of the Canning Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Dr. C.B. Lumsden Branch No. 74, Wolfville. He enjoyed bowling, darts, playing cards, camping and spending time with his wife and family. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Sylvia (Kane); children, Carmen (Tina), Norm (Christine) and Scott (Stephanie); brothers and sisters, Albert (Marilyn), Joe (Julie), Hester, Beth (Freeman), Daphane (Randy), Charles (Beverly), Margaret (Claude), George; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jenny (Bud), Cecil (Rose), Tom (Elaine), Linda (Gerald), Carol (Carl), John (Heather), Christine (Howard), Hope (Barry) and Holly (Don); father-in-law, Cecil Kane; grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Kane. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2011 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service followed by a reception will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, 2011, Reverend Doctor Peter Lohnes officiating. No flowers, by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Lung Association. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line inquiries may be directed to

HINES, George
Date of Birth: Friday, October 23rd 1925
Date of Death: Saturday April 9th 2011
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 11, 2011
It is with great sadness that the family of the late George Thomas Hines, 85, of Stouffville, ON and formerly of Bridgewater, announce his passing away on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the Markham Stouffville Hospital in Markham, Ontario. Born in English Harbour East, Fortune Bay, NL; George was a son of the late Joseph and Monica (Emberley) Hines.

In his earlier years, George came from Newfoundland to Lunenburg to fish, working on the Theresa E. Connor. He later moved to Toronto where he worked with CN Railway. He then was employed by the Toronto Board of Education where he was a custodian for 24 years, retiring in June 1991. While living in Toronto, George and his wife, Dawn were superintendants for over 30 years in an Apartment Building Complex where they resided. George will be remembered for his love of life, and spending time with family and friends.

George is survived by daughters, Sharon (Garry) Campbell, Stouffville, ON.; Monica Hines, Whitby, ON; granddaughters, Kristy (Duane) Tannis, Toronto; Amanda (Jonathan) Boone, Markham, ON; grandsons, Adam (Amanda) Campbell, Newmarket, ON; Jason (Mary) Hines, Toronto; great-grandsons, Logan Tannis, Kyle & Dylan Hines, all of Toronto; great-granddaughter, Sarena Tannis; daughter-in-law, Michelle Hines, Scarborough, ON., and a brother, Andy, Halifax; sister, Theresa, Brampton, ON and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife the former, Dawn Veinotte; son, Dale Hines; granddaughter, Becky Hines; sister, Maggie; brothers, Pat, John and Jim.

Friends are invited to share their memories of George, with his family at the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. and where funeral service to celebrate George's life will be held Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Deacon Patrick Morris, officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

JOHNSTON, Capt. Frederick F.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 16, 2011
Capt. Frederick F. Johnston
, 68, of Martin's Point, passed away, Thursday, April 14, 2011. Born, July 6, 1942, in Harbour Breton, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late William Matthew Johnston (88) and Martha Rebecca Ridgley (101). Fred became a highly respected offshore scallop fishing captain. While fishing out of Riverport, Fred was proud to receive from Fishery Products International the Top Scallop Fisherman of the Year Award as well as a gold lapel pin honoring his forty years of fishing. In early retirement his love of life on the water continued as he delivered a boat to Equador through the Panama Canal and another to New York. Predeceased by half sisters, Rita (Lake), Elizabeth (Young); brothers, Lawrence, Felix, Leo, William and sister, Angie. He is survived Kyran, his brother and Gerald (the son of Elizabeth) who was raised as a brother; wife, Wendy (married 1979); children, William, Michele and Frederick, four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg, where visitation will be held on Monday from 1:00 -1:45 followed by funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Vivian Moores, officiating. Those desiring memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. If so inclined, please share a memory of Fred signed or unsigned to leave beside guest book and appreciated by family.

McKENZIE, John "Stan" Stanley
(July 1, 1918 - April 12, 2011)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 15, 2011
McKENZIE, John Stanley Garfield "Stan"
- 92, Arcadia, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, passed away in Yarmouth Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. Born on July 1, 1918 in Channel, Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Stanley and Edwina (Figary) McKenzie. His mother died at his birth and he was raised by his foster parents, Henry and Harriet Feltham. The sea was life to Stan. At the young age of 14, he went fishing and trawling in a dory; this was the beginning of many years spent on the sea.

With the start of the Second World War, he joined the English Merchant Navy and sailed on the SS Corner Brook to England. Later, he joined the Canadian Merchant Navy and became a crew member of the Kittys Brook. This ship was torpedoed by a German U-boat (U-588) off the coast of Nova Scotia in May, 1942. Stan and 22 other crew members survived by rowing in lifeboats for three days, finally landing in Lockeport, N.S. Following this adventure, he continued to sail with the Merchant Navy as an engineer on freighters.

In April 1944, Stan met Henry Larsen and in May, signed the oath of allegiance and oath of office, becoming a special constable with the RCMP. On July 22, 1944, Stan became part of Canadian history as the RCMP schooner St. Roch was the first to navigate through the more northerly Northwest Passage. As a result of this expedition, he and other crew members were awarded the prestigious Polar Medal (one of only 11 struck for this voyage). He requested dismissal from the RCMP and continued to work on various ships in Port aux Basques. His final convoy of the war was on the U.S. Joseph A. Brown (Liberty Ship) which sailed from Halifax to Belgium and back to New York.

Stan worked briefly for Hamilton and Porter Machine Shop, and then served as shore engineer in 1955, doing engine parts and repairs for the Sweeney fleet of vessels in Yarmouth. From January 1956 to June 1975, Stan was employed with the MV Bluenose achieving his 3rd class engineer certificate in 1958. Due to heart surgery at the age of 57, he was forced to retire from the CNR.

In 1972, Stan and St. Roch crewmate Pat Hunt spent time in Vancouver as consultants during the restoration of the vessel and later received a silver engraved bracelet from the city of Vancouver for his contribution to the St. Roch. In October 1974, Stan and his wife travelled to Vancouver for the official opening of the restored St. Roch at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. On October 11, 2007, Stan attended the unveiling of the RCMP Patrol Vessel St. Roch Commemorative at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth, N.S. Although he did not like attention drawn to himself and his accomplishment, these were extremely proud moments for him. As well as the Polar Medal, Stan proudly wore the 1939/45 Star, the North Atlantic Star, the Pacific Star, the 1939/45 Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, and the 1939/45 War Medal. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 61 and "H" division RCMP Veterans Association.

During his retirement years, Stan loved to tie flies and go salmon and trout fishing, especially back to his beloved Newfoundland. He spent countless hours working on broken motors and engines, getting great satisfaction upon seeing them in operation again. Stan is survived by his wife of 60 years, Olive, his son Bill, daughter-in-law Patricia, daughter Robyn, grandsons Jason, Ryan and Sean; sister-in law Margaret Green; niece Heather (Preston), and grand-nephew Kristen. Visitation will take place on Saturday, April 16 from 7-9 p.m. at Sweeny's Funeral Home and Cremation Services with a legion service at 7:30 p.m.. Funeral service at Beacon United Church on Sunday, April 17 at 2 p.m., Rev. Jim Bragan officiating. Interment will take place at Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations to Yarmouth SPCA, Heart and Stroke Foundation (Yarmouth), or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be sent to: or you may sign the guestbook on-line at:
Stan will be dearly missed by family and friends.

MILES, Warren
(Died April 17, 2011)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 19, 2011
, passed away April 17, 2011 in Halifax. Born December 13, 1920 in Boxey, Fortune Bay, NFLD he was a son of the late Abraham and Bessie Miles. In 1940 he joined the British Navy and served on Corvettes off Scotland and Ireland until the war ended. While serving with the Royal Navy he convoyed ships to Russia, Algiers, Malta and Mermansk and took part in the landing in France and South Africa. Following this he worked in Halifax Shipyard for 2 years before joining the Canadian Navy. He served on many ships including HMCS Quebec, Haida, Huron, Cayuga. He was awarded the 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star and France and Germany Clasp, Africa Star and North Africa 1942-43 Clasp, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Forces Decoration and Clasp. After serving 20 years with the Canadian Navy he retired as Master Warrant Officer. He worked 7 years at Standard Brands (Moirs) and 7 years with Canada Post. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Ivy (Skinner), daughters Wilhelmina, Gloria (Dan), Loraine (Paul) and sons Abraham (Heather), Cyril, grandchildren David, Stephen, Lori, Devon and Tyson, great grandchildren Jordan, Alexandria, Warren, Hayden, Chloe, Owen, Samuel and Taryn Olivia. He was predeceased by his brother Chelsea and sister Margaret. Cremation has taken place. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday April 21, 2011 in Atlantic Funeral Home 6552 Bayers Rd. Halifax, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made by visiting

MOOTREY, William
Date of Birth - Friday, May 25th 1928;
Date of Death - Sunday, April 3rd 2011;
Place of Death - Halifax Infirmary
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 6, 2011

82, Halifax, passed away April 3, 2011 in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in St. John's, NF, he was the son of the late Arthur and Cecilia (Hanrahan) Mootrey. Willie is survived by former wife, Isabel Power; sons; Jimmy, Carl, John, Arthur, Anthony and their spouses; daughters, Marguerite Jones, Elizabeth Mootrey, Susan Duke, Rosalie Case, Lillian Mootrey, Mary Mootrey, Doreen Blisner and their spouses; sister, Lillian; 29 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. He was predeceased by partner Mary, son Billy, daughter Theresa Osmond, sisters Madeline and Theresa. Arrangements are under the care of J.A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. (477-5601) where visitation will be held today April 6 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m., with funeral service Thursday April 7 at 11a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Rev. Russell Saulnier officiating. Interment to take place at a later date. Memorial donations in Willie's name may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Diabetes Association.

POWER, Cyril "Scott"
February 22, 1968 - April 27, 2011
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 30, 2011
POWER, Cyril "Scott"
- 43, Mill Village, Hants County, passed away peacefully April 27, 2011, at home. Born in St. John's NL, on February 22, 1968, he was the son of Gerry and Emily (Langmead) Power and loving father of Michael and Matthew. He will be sadly missed by his parents and children, his sister Melissa and niece Aimee; as well as his numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents and several uncles. Scott's greatest joy was coaching Tri-County basketball. He was passionate about his horses and Pete his dog. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Ettinger Funeral Home. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 6-8 pm, Sunday, May 1, at Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Highway 2, Shubenacadie, with graveside committal service at 11 am, Monday, May 2, in St. Bridget's Roman Catholic Church Cemetery, Shubenacadie, Father Tom Kurudeepan officiating. Flowers welcome or donations in memory of Scott may be made to the SPCA or a charity of choice. Family and friends may sign the guest book and leave written messages at:

RYAN, Lillian J.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 5, 2011
RYAN, Lillian J. (nee Shanahan) - January 6, 1917 - April 4, 2011
. Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Monday, April 4, 2011, Lillian J. Ryan of Riverhead, Hr. Grace, age 94 years. Predeceased by: husband, Bernard; infant daughter, Ellen; brothers: Thomas and Nicholas; sisters: Nellie, Mona, Mary, Angela and Marcella. Leaving to mourn, four daughters: Angela (Lawrence) Mercer, St. John's, Phyllis (John) Pretty, Chapel Arm, Brenda (Michael) Parmenter, St. John's and Helen (Alex) Lindsay, Delhaven, NS; three sons: Shannon (Margaret), St. John's, Bernard (Christine), St. John's and William (Renee), Riverhead, Hr. Grace; eight grandchildren: Larry (Elaine), John (Bernadine), Perry (Paula), Tracey (Glenn), Suzanne (Allan), Bernard, Daniel and Jeffrey; nine great-grandchildren: Roxanne, Amy, Jenna, Riley, Ryan, Laura, Maria, Ethan and Bella; also a large number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Resting at Noel's Funeral Home, Harvey Street, Harbour Grace. Funeral Mass to take place on Wednesday, April 6 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Riverhead, Harbour Grace. Interment in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Harbour Grace. As an expression of sympathy, donations in her memory may be made to the Project Restoration Fund for Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Harbour Grace, P.O. Box 299, Harbour Grace, NL, A0A 2M0. Visitation hours at Noel's Funeral Home are 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. daily.

WHIDDEN, Mary Catherine
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 19, 2011
Whidden, Mary Catherine,
79 of Sherbrooke,widow of Cecil S. Whidden passed away peacefully Monday, April 18th 2011 in High-Crest Home For Special Care, Sherbrooke surrounded by loved ones. Born in Robinsons, NL on September 1, 1931 she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Jane (Gill) Legge. As a young woman she moved to Halifax to study Business Administration. She retired in 1992 from a long career with the Dept of Natural Resources. She also served as a Justice of the Peace for a number of years. She was loved deeply and will be missed by her family and friends. She always enjoyed a game of cards followed by a big dinner that she would prepare for everyone who stopped by to visit. Mary is survived by her long time partner Norman Kelly; her children, Keith Whidden (Verlene), Dartmouth; Calvin Whidden (Joan), Hatchet Lake; Diane Smith (Terry), Stillwater; Susan Whidden (Blair Davis), Clam Bay and her grandchildren, James, Natalie, Jody, Justin, Nicole, Caroline, Jessica, Christina, Stuart and Samuel; as well as her great grandchildren Olivia, Zoey and Gabriel. Mary was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her siblings Gordon, Lowell, Arthur and Betsy. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 7-9 pm in the G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, Sherbrooke. Funeral Service will be held Thursday at 4 PM in St. James Anglican Church, Sherbrooke with Rev. Melissa Frankland officiating. Burial to follow in Waternish Cemetery. Floral tributes are welcome or donations may be made to the Waternish Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, 34 Main Street Sherbrooke. On-Line condolences may be made at



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