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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
December 2011


BRIGGS, Jonathon Lawrence
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 13, 2011
October 28, 1984 - December 10, 2011
Briggs, Jonathon Lawrence
- 27, Oxford, passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 10, 2011. Born in St. John's, NL, he was the son of Lawrence and Relda (Kettle) Briggs of Oxford. Jonathon graduated from Oxford Regional High School where he excelled playing basketball and soccer. More recently, he was active in competitive body building. Besides his parents, he is survived by his sister, Carla (Devin Miller), Wentworth; nephew, Demian Miller; aunts and uncles, Carol, Kelowna, BC; Ronnie, Souris, PEI; Max and Blaine, both of St. Lawrence, NL; Albert, Greenwood, BC; Owen, Loll and Dion, all of Houston, BC; Janice, Middle Sackville; Michelle, Fort McMurray, AB; Tracy, Oxford; Carl, Timmins, ON; Farmer and Gerry, both of Springhill; Wayne, Perth Andover, NB; Gloria, Red Deer, AB; a large circle of cousins and friends. Visitation will be from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 14, with funeral service at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 15, with Rev. Gary MacDougall officiating, all in MacDiarmid's Funeral Home, 5075 Main Street, Oxford (447-2930). A reception will follow at the Oxford Fire Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations to the New Oxford Fire Hall Fund would be appreciated. Private condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

BUTLER, Karen Marie
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 19, 2011
Butler, Karen Marie
- 54, of Lake Echo, formerly of Corner Brook, NL passed away peacefully Dec.16th surrounded by her loving family after a long battle with breast cancer. Survived by her mother, Grace Butler, Corner Brook, NL., her son Andre Butler, Cole Harbour and her many brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Karen was predeceased by her father Cyril Butler. Karen started her working career in Nova Scotia taking her to Edmonton and back to Nova Scotia where she worked for Acadian Seaplants for 10 years and First on Site Restoration for the past 4 years. Her favorite pastime was baking for all her friends, family and co-workers (never a shortage this time of year). Karen was a remarkable, independent mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, respected by all that knew her. She faced her illness with strength, courage and dignity. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth, N.S., Tues. Dec. 20th from 10:00am to 12:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Breast Cancer Society of Canada will be appreciated. Online condolences at

CHETWYND, Elsie Bertha
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 19, 2011
(July 31, 1929 - December 17, 2011)
CHETWYND, (Good) Elsie Bertha
- of Lockeport, Shelburne Co., passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at home with her children holding her hand. Born July 31, 1929 in Little Bay East, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Jane (Lawrence) Good. Elsie was an employee at the Lockeport Pharmacy for 48 years. She was a member of the Holy Cross Anglican Church and the ACW. Her family and friends brought her great enjoyment and happiness. Elsie is survived by her two brothers, John and Edwin; children, John (Linda), Susie (Bob), and Peggy (Gerry); grandchildren Darcy (Jeff), Jason (Nadine), Ryan and Jennifer (Greg); great-grandchildren, Riley, Marissa, Isabelle, Bethany and Cassidy. She was predeceased by her husband, Arnold. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, December 20 from 7-9 p.m in H. M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Lockeport. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, December 21 at 2 p.m. in Holy Cross Anglican Church, Lockeport, Reverend Norma Mitchell officiating. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Holy Cross Church or Canadian Cancer Society. Interment in Osborne Cemetery. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation and thanks to Dr. Blackadar and Liz, the V.O.N, and the staff of the Cancer Clinic in Halifax for their incredible compassion and care. We would like to thank Mom's many friends who supported her throughout her illness. Mom will be greatly missed by all who loved her and will be kept in our hearts and loved forever. On-line condolences may be sent to: or you may sign the guest book at

FITZGERALD, Edna Gertrude (nee Burton)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 23, 2011
Passed peacefully away on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at the Health Sciences Centre after a short illness, surrounded by her family, Edna G. Fitzgerald, aged 94 years. Formally from Harbour Buffett, Placentia Bay, she was a resident of St. Patrick's Mercy Home. Predeceased by her husband Felix in 1972; one sister, Eliza and four brothers: Aubrey, Stanley, Louis and Albert. Leaving to mourn one son John (Cathy) Windsor, N.S.; three daughters: Carol Eustace (Jim), Arlene Cake and Marilyn Pike (Dale); eight grandchildren: Christopher Eustace (Marsha), Heather Healey (Tim), Toronto, David Fitzgerald (Shimmer), BC, Jennifer Eagan (Jamie), Toronto; Danny Cake (Sheena), Bordon, ON, Gregory Cake (Angie), Amanda Cake (John), Matthew Pike (Lindsay); five great-grandchildren: Keira and Ryan Eustace, Alexander Cake, Parker Eagan and Charlie Cake. Also leaving to mourn one sister, Evelyn Dicks and three brothers: Freeman (Ethel), Hr. Grace, Donald (Pearl), Fortune and Charlie (Audrey), Come By Chance; two sisters-in-law: Lilly from Northumberland, England and Dorcas from Come By Chance; also a large circle of nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends may visit the family at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Thursday, December 22 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Friday, December 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Forest Road. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in her memory may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association or to a charity of one's choice. Edna was deeply loved and will be sadly missed by all her family. To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guestbook, please visit

MAYO, Kathleen Madge
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 19, 2011
Mayo, Kathleen Madge (September 27, 1944 - December 16, 2011
) - 67, of Halifax, passed away December 16, 2011 at the VG Site of the QEII Hospital. Born in Harbour Breton, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Arthur James and Edna (Taylor) Fiander. Mom was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend not only to her family, but, to everyone she took in and welcomed into her home. She is Survived buy her daughters, Lisa (Tony) Crawford, Denika Mayo, Tanya (John) Reid as well as 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; sisters, Doris Bullen, Margaret Reynolds and Jean Welds. Kathleen was predeceased by her husband, Paul Joseph Mayo and son Paul Jamie Mayo. Visitation will take place 7-9 pm Wednesday December 21, 2011 in the Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax with cremation to follow. Online condolences may be made to the Heart and stroke foundation or the Kidney Association.

MOORE, Gordon L.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 12, 2011
MOORE, Gordon Lewis
- 82, Hantsport, passed away Friday, December 9, 2011 in Hants Community Hospital, Unit 500, Windsor. Born in Bareneed, Conception Bay, NFLD, he was a son of the late William and Hagar (Boone) Moore. Gordon worked at the Minas Basin Pulp and Power and C.K.F. for 41 years. He was a member of the St. Andrew's Church in Hantsport and belonged to the Odd Fellows Lodge. Gordon enjoyed going out to breakfast and loved to play bingo. Gordon also had a great love for his church. He is survived by his sisters, Daisy (Malcolm) Patterson, Hantsport; Bertha Morgan, St. Thomas, Ont.; and several nieces and nephews. Gordon was predeceased by brothers, Fred and Augustus Sr.; sister, Gladys; niece, Jennie. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lohnes-DeMont Funeral and Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317) where visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, December 12. Funeral service will be held in St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Main St., Hantsport, at 2 p.m., Tuesday, December, 13, Rev. Michael Boyd officiating. Burial will follow in Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport. A reception will be held in the Church Hall following the burial. Donations in memory of Gordon may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, 5657 Spring Garden Road, Box 245 Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3R4 or a charity of one's choice. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting the "Guest Book" at:

MORRIS, Kathleen Louise
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 19, 2011
Kathleen Louise Morris
79, Chester, Lunenburg Co., formerly of Bridgewater, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2011 in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Lower Island Cove, Conception Bay, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Lester and Naomi (Johnson) Knapman. Prior to retirement she had worked at the Dr. Old Hospital Twillingate, NL; Toronto General and Western; Halifax Infirmary, Halifax; Nova Scotia Hospital, Dartmouth. Kay as she was known was also known to many as the "sock lady". She knitted socks for friends and neighbors, elderly, cancer and diabetic patients, doctors and nurses around Mahone Bay, Bridgewater and Pleasant River, Lunenburg County. Surviving are daughters, Julie Morris (Mike Moosberger), Stillwater; Elizabeth (Richard) McGill, Mahone Bay; son, Don, Bedford; grandchildren, Michael, Samantha, James and Vanessa; sister, Betty Keeping, Mississauga; brother, Walter (Marie) Knapman, Dartmouth; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick George Morris; brothers, William "Bill" and John "Jack". No visitation or funeral service by her personal request, her children invite family and friends to the residence of Julie Morris, 26 Bristol Avenue, Stillwater Lake on Thursday, December 29 from 2-6 p.m. to a reception and share memories. Memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association or Canadian Red Cross. Arrangements entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater where on-line condolences may be made by visiting

RODA, Amelia Catherine
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 24, 2011
(November 24, 1919 - December 20, 2011)
Roda, Amelia C. (nee Abbott)
of Halifax, NS, formerly of Port au Port, NL and New Jersey. It is with deep sadness that the family of the late Amelia Catherine Roda announce her peaceful passing on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at the Halifax Infirmary division of the Queen Elizabeth Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, NS, at the age of 92 years. She was born in Port au Port, to the late Michael and Margaret Abbott (nee Lawlor) and graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, NS in 1938 at the age of 18. After graduation she worked until her marriage in 1946 after which she and her husband, Remigio "Ray" moved to Paris, France for the next 14 years where all of their 4 children were born. She was an avid reader, loved crossword puzzles, endured gardening with Patricia during those beloved summers in Newfoundland, and enjoyed extensive travel with her family and friends during her years in France and Germany. She loved music, particularly opera and was herself proficient in voice and piano.

She will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her daughters Frances (Gail Barg) and Patricia (John) Lutz of New Jersey and their families; sons Michael (Vicki) of Halifax, and Robert of Scottsdale, Arizona and their families; her beloved sister, Patricia of Halifax; grandchildren Richard, Nicole, Christine, Stephen, Matthew and John; sisters-in-law Ruth Souza and Paula Roda of Massachusetts, and Nancy Codispoti of Virginia; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Ray, her parents, and her brother Michael in infancy. A Funeral Mass will be held at St Benedict's Church in Clayton Park, NS on Tuesday, December 27 at 10:30 AM, with Father Bernard O'Neil officiating. Internment will follow at a later date at the Maria Regina Parish Cemetery, Port au Port East, NL. The family would like to express their gratitude to her doctors, notably Dr. Krueger-Naug, nurses, and staff for their exceptional care during her time at the hospital. The family really appreciated the kindness and support of Father O'Neil over the last few months. They would also like to acknowledge the loving care Amelia received from Dr. Sophie Couture and all the great staff at Bradford Hall, Parkland Estates over the last four years. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Canadian Food for Children (40 King Georges Rd., Toronto, ON M8X 1L3) and Our Lady of Mercy Church Restoration Fund (? Lorna Snow, Box 40, Aguathuna, NL, A0N 1A0). The family guest book may be signed by visiting our website:

ROSS, Sybil Josephine (Renouf)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 12, 2011
December 10, 1911 - December 9, 2011
Ross (Renouf), Sybil Josephine
, 99 of Halifax passed away December 9, 2011 at her home on Cherry Street. Born in Sandy Point, Newfoundland she was the daughter of John Robert Renouf and Louisa Maud (LeRoux) Renouf. Sybil graduated high school in Halifax and went on to attend Maritime Business College. Following her marriage and after several years as a homemaker she was employed as a secretary and office assistant at W & A Moir Machinists. She ceased work upon her husband's retirement from Maritime Tel & Tel, and together they enjoyed many years of travel to New England. Upon the death of her husband, at age 73, she attended Dalhousie University where she studied Sociology and Political Science, something in which she took great pride. At age 73, she also learned to drive. In later years, she particularly enjoyed political discussions, reading, watching the cooking channel, and being surrounded by family and friends. It speaks volumes about Sybil to know that her 100th birthday request was for a treadmill. Special thanks to Dr. Robert L Brown, and to caregivers Donna, Dora, Susan, Joann, Ethel, and Maryann, who made it possible for her to remain in her own home. She was involved in Marion S. Morrow Chapter of the I.O.D.E, United Church Women at St. Andrew's United Church. She lived a full life and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her daughter Lynn, Halifax; sisters-in-law Dorothy, Halifax and Luc Renouf, Florida; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and a great-great-nephew. She is predeceased by her husband Waldo, brothers Gerald, Benjamin, Harold, and sister Ada Bayers. Funeral service Tuesday December 13,2011 at 11am in Cruikshanks Funeral Home , 2666 Windsor St. Halifax. Rev. Heather Fraser officiating. Interment in St. John's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice. To view or place an online message of condolence please visit

UPSHALL, Marjorie Lynn
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 28, 2011
(September 5, 1962 - December 25, 2011)
Upshall, Marjorie Lynn
- 49, it is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Lynn on December 25, 2011 with her beloved partner of 23 yrs, Doug Spence by her side. Lynn leaves behind her siblings, Jean, Grace (Gary), Dan, Dave, Bob, Becky (Doug), Mabel (Rob), Gerri (Steve); her nieces and nephews; her aunt Mabel and Uncle Gerald Upshall; many cousins; her long time friends, Roger and John. She was predeceased by her parents, Roy and Marjorie (Simmons) Upshall. Lynn worked at Canada Life/Great West Life for 25 yrs., first in Toronto then in Halifax as well as her hometown of St. John's NL. She was an expert knitter and made beautiful sweaters and hats for her family. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday December 28 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, where a memorial service followed by a reception will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday December 29. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences may be sent by visiting our Halifax Chapel at:

WEBB, Edward
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 21, 2011
October 4, 1922 - December 19, 2011
Webb, Edward
89, Dartmouth passed away peacefully at the Camp Hill Hospital. Born in Nain Labrador he was raised in an Orphanage in St Anthony, Newfoundland. He served overseas in the Royal Navy from 1939 -1945. He is survived by his wife Willowdene; children Teddy, Ola (Ron Eagles), Urbane, Brenda (John Taylor), Laura, and Gus (Nancy). He was predeceased by his daughter Isabel (Jim Bailey). Ted was known as Poppy to his many grandchildren and one great grandchild. He is survived by his sisters and brothers, Susan, Chesley, Millie, Harry, Edna, Ruth, and Donald; predeceased by Erik and Matilda. Edward and Willowdene moved to Dartmouth from Newfoundland in 1956 to raise a family where he earned his living as a carpenter. Throughout his life from an early age he was a dedicated Salvationist and served as an Officer in the Salvation Army. The family would like to thank the staff at V4 East Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, Q E II. Visitation will be Dec 22, from 6 -8 pm in A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Dartmouth. A private family burial service will follow Friday. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ted's memory may be made to the Salvation Army. To view or place an on-line message of condolence please visit:



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