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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
August 2011


The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 29, 2011
July 18, 1929 - August 27, 2011
Dimmer, Cyril
-82, of Halifax passed away August 27, 2011 at the QE II Halifax Infirmary. Born in Foxcove, Newfoundland he was a son of the late James and Gertrude (Mullet) Dimmer. Cyril was happiest when spending time at home with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Elizabeth "Betty" (Poirier); son Robert; daughter Cindy, both of Halifax; sisters Christine and Margaret; sisters-in-law, Marie Bertha, Mary and Bernadette; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Vincent, Patrick and James; sisters, Mary and Kathleen; brothers-in-law, Andrew, Jack and Leonard; sister-in-law Rita. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9pm Tuesday, August 30 at Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street. Funeral mass will be held 10am Wednesday August 31 from St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Father Mark Cherry officiating. Burial to follow in Oakridge Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Kidney Foundation. A special thank you to the nurses and doctors of 6.2 in the Halifax Infirmary for their wonderful care. To view or place an online message of condolence please visit

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 13, 2011
Bertha May (Anderson) Eastman
, 89, of Forest Dr., and formerly of Church Street Villa, Pictou, passed away August 11, 2011 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Channel-Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late James and Mary (Leamon) Anderson. Bertha was proud to be a Newfoundlander, and also had fond memories of living in Baddeck, Cape Breton, prior to moving to Pictou. Mom spent many retirement summers travelling with Dad on the Bras 'Or Lakes in their boat, "SKUA". In later years she enjoyed knitting and the company of her friends at Church Street Villa. She was also a member of St. James Anglican Church.

Mom was a homemaker and dedicated her life to her family. Surviving are her sons: Albert (Joan), Milford; John, Pictou; Charlie (Diane), Bayview; and daughters, Barbara (Sandy) Campbell, Pictou; Margie, Pictou; grandchildren: Jon, Jason, Jody, great-grandson, Jordan; daughter-in-law, Frances Blaikie, Upper Stewiacke; brother-in-law, Malcolm MacIver, Sydney; sister-in-law, Jutta Anderson, Ottawa; several nieces and nephews, many cousins in Newfoundland. She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony; brothers: Albert, Benjamin, Llewelyn; sisters, Bessie and Irene. Visitation will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral will take place 10 a.m. Monday from St. James Anglican Church, Pictou, with Rev. Bill White officiating. Burial will be in Seaview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society, the Salvation Army, or a charity of your choice.

FILLMORE, Shirley Helena
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 25, 2011
At Prince County Hospital, Summerside, on Saturday, August 13, 2011 of Shirley Helena Fillmore of Woodstock, aged 76, wife of Douglas Fillmore. Shirley was born on September 20, 1934 in Twillingate, Newfoundland, daughter of the late Rev John Alton and Muriel (Murphy) Vincent. Dear mother to Debra (Neil) Brown, Four Falls, NB; Douglas (Georgette), Moncton, NB; Michael (Paulette), Winnipeg, MB. Loving grandmother to Joshua Brown, Jaime Brown, Carrie Fillmore, Jason Fillmore and great Granddaughter Addison Brown. Resting at the Ferguson Funeral Home and Chapel, O'Leary. No visiting hours or funeral service by personal request.

JAMES, Percy Wilfred
(December 13, 1920 - August 8, 2011)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 10, 2011
James, Percy Wilfred
- 90 of Halifax, born December 13, 1920 in Burgeo Newfoundland passed away August 8th, 2011 in Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building following a year long illness. He was the son of the late Caroline (Foote) and John James. A veteran of the Second World War, Percy served with the Royal Canadian Army (6 months) the Merchant Marine and completed his service with the Royal Canadian Navy serving on the corvettes as convoy escort. Percy was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the Atlantic Star, the Pacific Star, 1939-1945 Voluntary Service Medal with Silver Bar and the 1939-1945 War Medal. Ships served on were the Prince Henry, Bittersweet Meon, and the Matane along with the Lady Drake, Lady Hawkins and Cavalier.

Following his wartime service Percy worked as a rigger at HMC Dockyard for 38 years and did much of the high tower rigging for telecommunications towers throughout the province. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and during the winter months he often built boats in his garage to use at his favourite and often secretive fishing holes. He was also a proficient player of the button accordion and entertained at many a kitchen party! Percy was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was recognized for 50 years membership in 1998 and a 60 year member of St. Georges Anglican Church, Halifax.

Percy was predeceased by his wife Amelia (Mildred) Louisa James (Hardy), in September 2010 just one month short of their 70th anniversary. He is survived by his children Marion (Guy) Lewis, Percy Jr (Beryl), and Carolyn, 5 granddaughters, Cheryl, Karen, Dana, Terri and Amy; 7 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren. The family would like to acknowledge and offer heartfelt thanks to the nurses, PCW's, Rec Therapists and all others involved in our father's care while he was a patient on 5 East Camp Hill. Your caring and compassion embody the true spirit of your profession. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Wed., August 10th at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Lacewood Dr., Halifax (902) 455-0531, with funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m., St George's Anglican Church, Brunswick St, Halifax, NS., Thursday, August 11th. Family Flowers only, donations may be made to the Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Garden, St Georges Anglican Church or a charity of your choice. Please visit:

JESTY, Margaret (Peggy)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 30, 2011
(December 13, 1920 - August 28, 2011)
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Margaret (Peggy) Jesty age 90 of Amherst announce her passing on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at Gables Lodge in Amherst. Born in Fox Roost, Newfoundland she was a daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Rossiter) Walters. In her younger years she was an avid bowler and won many titles. She enjoyed curling and playing bridge. Peg loved gardening and took great pride in her rock garden at the cottage at Amherst Shore where she spent 60 summers. She was a member of Trinity-St. Stephen's United Church of Amherst.

Mother is survived by her son Fred (Marilyn) of King City, ON and her daughter Beth (Tom) of Oxford, NS, three grandchildren Janet (Hugh) Murphy of Mississauga On, Jacquie (Greg) Ramier of Oakville ON and James (Paula) Jesty of London ON, six great grandchildren, Jestyn and Hale Murphy, Emily and Nicholas Ramier and Annabelle and Linus Jesty; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband George (1986), one brother Wilson and one sister Winifred. Cremation has taken place. Visitation for family and friends will take place on Thursday, September 1, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. until funeral service at 2:00 p.m. both in Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst (667-9906) with Rev. Cathy Tait officiating, reception to follow in the funeral home. Interment will take place in the Amherst Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations in Peg's memory may be made to the Arthritis Society or charity of your choice. The family would like to express a sincere thank you to those who assisted our mother during her recent years. On line condolence may be forwarded to the family via:

LYNK, Marjorie Marie
The Chronicle Herald, August 24, 2011
(January 31, 1938 - August 22, 2011)
LYNK, Marjorie Marie
- 73, of Greenwood, NS, passed away peacefully on 22 August, 2011, at Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton surrounded by her loving family. Marjorie was born in St. Joseph's, Salmonier, NL on January 31, 1938 and was the daughter of the late Fergus and Caroline (Long) Power. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Joe, daughters, Charlene Lundrigan (Ray Jodrey), Grande Prarie, AB and Shawna Dunsworth (Jim), Halifax; 6 sisters: Nancy Kearsey, St. John's NL, Monica Ryan (Jurek), St. John's NL, Hilda Gutscher (Ken) Kitchener ON, Augusta Gough (Martin), St. Joseph's NL, Carol Valcourt (Nelson), Labrador City NL, Marie Hancock (Alastaire), Edmonton AB, and 4 brothers; Fergus (Ruby) Kingston, ON, Don (Pauline), Salmonier, NL, Bruce (Sheila), St. Catherines NL and Greg (Elizabeth) Dartmouth, NS, and precious grandchildren Dustin (Christina), Alix, Jordan, Jenny, Adam and great-granddaughter Vayda. Marjorie was predeceased by son Craig.

Marjorie was a caring, kind and loving wife and mother who had an infectious sense of humour and always saw the best in people. She will be surely missed by everyone who knew her. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 7-9 PM Wednesday, August 24th at the Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St. (902) 825-3448. CWL prayers at 8 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, August 25th at Queen of Heaven Chapel, 14 Wing Greenwood, Father Gerald Saulnier officiating. Interment to follow funeral mass at St. Lawrence Cemetery, Kingston. Reception to follow in the Church Annex. By request, family flowers only. Donations in Marjorie's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Online condolences may be made through:

LYONS, Shirley
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 17, 2011
LYONS, Shirley
- 69, of Salmon Cove, Newfoundland, passed away after a courageous battle of cancer at the Health Science Center, St. John's, Newfoundland, on Friday, August 12, 2011. She leaves to mourn her loving family, best friend and partner of 21 years, Gerard "Gerry" Murphy; children, Allan Wareham, Matthew (Debbie) Wareham, Peggy (Randy), Leah (Darren), Michelle (Frank), Susan (James) and Shawn Murphy; sister, Marion Pye; grandchildren, Wendy, Luke, Matthew, Bradley, Josh, Jake, Grant, Holly, Rod, Mackenzie, Jessie, Jordan, Courtney and Robert; four great-grandchildren and a large number of other relatives and friends. Shriley was predeceased by her eldest daughter, Clara Ormston and granddaughter, Katelynne Fisher.

Shirley took great pride in "Shirley's Guest Home for Seniors". Her home was their home, as she lovingly cared for each one of them as if they were her own parents. As a mother of seven children, she had many good times and many trying times. However, her children have always had the highest respect and admiration for her. As all seven of her children are parents now themselves, of her very special grandchildren, they can all appreciate how difficult a job it was. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for being an amazing Mom. As Gerry's partner, Shirley was devoted to their life together. They shared many happy times and some sad times. To quote her favorite quote for Gerry "To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world".

Cremation has taken place. The family will be receiving relatives and friends at Slades Funeral Home, Powell Dr, Carbonear, Newfoundland, between 7-9:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 14. Following the visitation in Carbonear, Shirley's ashes will be sent to Windsor, Nova Scotia. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in Lohnes-DeMont Funeral Service Chapel, 419 Albert St., Windsor, Rev. Jeffrey White officiating. Private family burial will follow in the Centre Falmouth Cemetery with a reception to follow at the home of Leah and Darren, 38 Southview Court, Falmouth, starting at 4 p.m. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting the "Guest Book" at:

McLEOD, Melvin Joseph
August 18, 1938 - August 15, 2011
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 17, 2011
McLeod, Melvin Joseph,
72 Halifax passed away August 15, 2011, in The QEII Health Sciences Center Halifax Infirmary site. Born in Stephenville Crossing NL. He was a son of the late George and Harriett (Tobin) McLeod. Melvin was a Carpenter, Mold maker with LaGay Fiberglass for over 23 years. He loved being creative with wood and gardening. He was a friend to all he loved to tell jokes and would put a smile on everyone's face. Surviving is wife of 50 years Gaetane (St.Onge) McLeod. Daughters Lynn-Marie McLeod ;Toronto, Kim Rose (Cedric) Bourque; Shubenacadie, Christina Marie (Robert) Smith; Dartmouth, son Vaughn McLeod; Halifax, sisters Matilda Hall; Oregon, Eileen Smith, Stewackie, Roseanna (Dean) McLaughlin; Fredericton, Linda (Allan) Molasky; Saint John, NB, brothers George (Margie) McLeod; Saint John NB, Neil (Johanne) McLeod; BC, Ronald McLeod; Woodstock, NB, Alcide McLeod; Saint John, NB, grandchildren Julie-Ann (Matthew) Patton; Halifax, Austin Gregory Smith, Grace-Emily Smith, Isabella Marie Smith; all of Dartmouth. He was predeceased by Brother Samuel Joseph McLeod, brothers in law William Hall and Kenneth Smith. Visitation will be held 6-8 pm Thursday in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr. Halifax. Funeral Service will be held 10:30 am Friday August 19, 2011 in Saint Benedict Church, Radcliffe Dr. Halifax. Interment in Fairview Cemetery. The family would like to thank the doctor's and staff of the 8th floor of the QEII for their care and compassion for Melvin and family. For condolences to the family please visit:

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 23, 2011
Saunders, John P
- 60, resident of Dartmouth, NS passed away peacefully Friday, August 19, 2011. Born May 9, 1951 in Gander, NL, he was the son of the late Roy and Joyce (Bull) Saunders. He is survived by his wife Martina, brother Bill (Shirley) Saunders, Clearwater, FL; sister, Susan (Craig) Newhook, Waverley; nephew Christopher (Lori), niece Jillian (Ray), great nephews Liam and Reid and extended family. A funeral service will be held 11am Monday, August 22, 2011 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St, Dartmouth. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. We extend our gratitude to the medical and nursing staff at the Dartmouth General Hospital for their care and compassion



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