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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
January 2011


AMIRAULT, Ann Louise
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 24, 2011
Bridgewater, Dec 27th, 1958 - Jan 18th, 2011
. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ann Louise Amirault. She leaves to mourn, her daughter, Mindy; mother, Mildred; sisters, Sophia, Rowena, Wanda, Roberta, Shirley, Sandra Rose; brothers, Chesley and Lee. She was predeceased by her father, Chesley Sr. Louise was born in St. Albans, Newfoundland, but has spent most of her adult life in Bridgewater Nova Scotia. She possessed a great love of the beach, and a greater love of animals, and requests, that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shaid Tree Animal Shelter. Visitation will be held for family and friends 2 to 4pm Sunday, January 23 in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater. Online condolences may be made by visiting

BEEVOR, Gertrude Margaret "Gertie" "Gigi"
(May 21, 1945 - January 31, 2011)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 3, 2011
BEEVOR, Gertrude Margaret "Gertie" "Gigi"
65 of Middleton formerly of Scarborough, Ontario passed away Monday, January 31, 2011 in Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Cornerbrook, N.L. she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Winnifred (Young) Dobbin. Gertie was very fun-loving and loved people. She is survived by her companion/caregiver, Dianne Burton; sons Wallace Dobbin Middleton and Ronnie Dobbin, Oshawa, Ont.; sisters Selena (John) Gillis Barrie, Ont. Marion (John) Burton, Bradford, Ont. Rose Marie (Fred) Rideout, Three Mile Plains, NS; brothers William (Linda) Dobbin and Frank Dobbin both of Nictaux, Gerald (Susan) Dobbin, Oshawa, Ont.; sister in law Diane Dobbin, Auburn; three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother Bernard. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday, February 4, 2011 in the Middleton Funeral Home 398 Main St. (902) 825-3448 followed by cremation. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 9th in St. Monica's Roman Catholic Church, Middleton Father Gerald Saulnier officiating, assisted by Rev. Deacon Don Boudreau. A reception for family and friends will follow the service. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or The War Amps. Online condolences may be made through:

BRAKE, Lily Beatrice
(Died January 21, 2011)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 24, 2011
Brake, Lily Beatrice
, 98, of Halifax, passed away Friday January 21, 2011, at QEII Halifax, N.S. Born in Garnish Nfld. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by son, Evelly (Violet) Brake, Halifax; daughter, Victoria (J.P. Boisvert) Bullock, Halifax; grandson, Evelly Jr. Brake, Moncton NB; granddaughters, Christine Bullock, Halifax; Heather (Scott) Urquhart, Halifax; Kelly Bullock, Halifax; 9 great grandchildren. Besides her parents, Lily was predeceased by her husband, Vincent Brake. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Atlantic Funeral Home 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, N.S. The family is having a gathering celebrating Lily's life at their home on Tuesday January 25, 2011 from 3 - 7 p.m. at 211 Bently Dr., Mount Royal Subdivision, (top of Fairview) Halifax N.S. Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations in Lily's memory may be made to Salvation Army or charity of choice. On line condolences may be sent by visiting:

BUTT, Leonard Charles Bramwell
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 10, 2011
Leonard Charles Bramwell Butt
- 88, of Kentville, passed away Saturday, January 8, 2011 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Indian Cove, New World Island, Newfoundland, he was a son of the late William and Carrie (Gosse) Butt. While in Newfoundland, he received his schooling in the United Church School. He worked at a number of jobs, including typesetter, compositor, school teacher, grocery and dry goods clerk. He managed Riff's Furniture and Appliances for a number of years in Windsor-Grand Falls. He later became owner, operator and president of Stephenville Furniture and Appliances. Leonard was a past secretary and chairman of the Salvation Army School Board in Windsor and vice chairman and chairman of the Integrated School Board for Grand Falls District. He was a founding member of the Grand Falls Kiwanis Club. He was also involved with the Gideons and the Salvation Army Men's Fellowship and for a number of years was a member of the Orangemen. He enjoyed fishing, reading, carpentry, boating, travelling, photography and wrestling. While in Kentville, he was involved with the Gideons and the 50-Plus Senior's Group.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, the former Eleanor Violet Jane Simmons; two sons, Ivar (Gladelle), New Minas; Leonard, Dartmouth; three brothers, Harris (June), Edmonton; Everett (Edna), Scarborough; Clyde (partner, Cathy), Toronto; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Ruby Stuckey; two infant brothers. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Monday, January 10, 2011 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 11, 2011, Majors Ross and Doreen Grandy and Pastor Robert Cross officiating. Burial will take place in the Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.

DUNN, Frederick Ephram
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 12, 2011
DUNN, Frederick Ephram
- 85, Kentville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 9, 2011. Born in St. John's, Nfld; he was the son of the late Henry and Lillian (Power) Dunn. Fred enjoyed fly fishing and hiking. He is survived by sons, Carl (Barb), BC; Gerard, Dartmouth; David, New York; Garry (Fern), Kentville; daughters, Linda, Oregon; sister, Florence, Montreal; and five grandchildren. She is predeceased by his son Paul, and brother James. Cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held at a later date. Donations in Fred's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Serenity Lindsay Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 568 Main St., Wolfville, NS B4P 1E7, (902) 542-4656. Cards of sympathy or donations in memory may be made to this address or on-line at:

MAYO, Calvin Frazer
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 25, 2011

67 of West LaHave passed away on Sunday 23 January 2011 in the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Burin, Newfoundland he was the son of the late Capt. Gordon and Ladona (Moulton) Mayo. Calvin served with the Royal Canadian Navy as an Avionics Technician. He was a Life member and past President of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 24. Calvin was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife Sylvie; son Blaine (Diana); sister Dona (Bob) Cormier; brothers Cyril (Patricia) and Kevin (Wendy); three beautiful grandchildren Daniela, Andrea and Leonard; and several nieces and nephews. Calvin was predeceased by his brother Capt. Robert Mayo There will be no visitation by request. A Legion Tribute Service open to the public will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday 29 January in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater, Rev. Willis Ott officiating. Private family burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg at a later date. Family flowers only, please. Memorial donations in Calvin's memory may be made to the charity of choice. Online condolences may be made by visiting

O'NEILL, Philomena
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 27, 2011
O'Neill, Philomena
of Mulgrave passed away Monday, January 24, 2011 at the Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Guysborough one day after her 90th birthday. She was the daughter of the late Patrick and Brigid (O'Donnell) Coady and proud of having been born in St. John's, Nfld. While she left Newfoundland, Newfoundland never left her and she spoke of it often.

Philomena moved to Toronto at the age of 18 where she worked for a number of years and where she met Gus, her husband of 57 years. While in Toronto she enjoyed swimming and tennis and being a nanny. One family is forever indebted to her, for while assisting with an expectant mother and her children, she kept the children and the mom safe and was able to call for help when bullets were fired into the house and she kept going back to care for them.

Phil and Angus moved to Mulgrave and started their family and she devoted her life to them. Angus spent many years working in Halifax leaving her to look after the house and raise her family. She was so filled with charity, saving pennies for the missions, with patience and with love. The Lord obviously saw this love and blessed her with births on three Valentine's Days. While mom enjoyed her family she adored her grandchildren and beamed when they came to visit. She always had extra home cooking and cookies for those Sunday visits. Her youngest grandchild Lily gave her special joy as she read and danced and played with her even after the onset of her illness. She also enjoyed many chats she had through the years with her sisters-in-law Viola and Emily and her good friend Nell. Mom enjoyed sitting with dad and listening to Irish Music and spent many evenings sharing this. Irish music was playing when she left us.

She will always be remembered as a lady of great faith and dignity. She prayed faithfully and offered up every day as a prayer, enduring all without a complaint. She prayed for priests and devotions to religious life and was so happy to have members of her extended family as a part of the religious life. She was proud when a special relative was beatified by Pope John Paul II. So deep was her faith that even though her disease robbed her of many things she still remembered to pray. Even in her last hours when little else was audible she was heard clearly crying out Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

She is survived by daughter, Tara (Lawrence), Mulgrave; sons, Owen, Edmonton; Hugh (Gwen), Frankville; Liam (Wendy) River Denys; Brendan, Halifax; twelve grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; sisters –in-law, Viola O'Neil, Emily Cohoon and Betty O'Neil-Decoste, and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Angus, infant son, Liam; brothers, Will and William James; sister, Bernadette; sisters-in-law, Malinda "Molly" Strachan, Bernadette Spray, Angela MacDonald and Imelda O'Neill; brothers-in-law, Samuel, Anthony, Alphonse, Eugene, Leonard, Elmer and Ignatius. The Family wishes to thank the many caregivers at Milford Haven, who cared for mom with their hands and their hearts. Special thanks to our sister Tara and brother-in-law, Lawrence who did so much for mom and dad and allowed them to live at home so long. Visitation will take place on Thursday, from 2- 4 p.m. and 7- 9 p.m. in Mulgrave and Area Resting Place. Funeral mass will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Mulgrave, with Father Lloyd O'Neill officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia or the Mulgrave and Area Resting Place. 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:

Vallis, Clara Hilda - 96
of Halifax
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 4, 2011
passed away January 2, 2011 in QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in Coombs Cove, NL, she was the daughter of Esau and Edith (Reeves) Blagdon. Clara worked for many years in the food services industry. After retirement she focused her time on her family and the church. Clara loved to bake, knit, and took great pride in her home. She is survived by her grandsons, Jason (Lisa), Dartmouth; Jamie (Jamie), Calgary; and Jeremy (Elysia), Halifax; as well as her daughter-in-law, Marina Vallis, Bedford. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Thomas; son, Roland; and eight brothers ans sisters. Visitation will be held between 6-8pm Wednesday, January 5 in Snow's Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax. Funeral services will be held 10am, Thursday, January 6, in St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church, 3751 Robie St., Halifax, Rev. Dianne Parker officiating. Burial to follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice.

SHEAVES, Ada (Berkshire-Dwyer) - 79
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 15, 2011
Born Wednesday, January 14, 1931 - Died Thursday, January 13, 2010

It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Ada with her children by her side on January 13, 2011 in Elk Court, Brookfield just two hours short of her 80th birthday. Born in Corner Brook, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Ida Berkshire. She is survived by her children, Gerry Dwyer (Marie), Orillia, Ont., Colleen Mercer (Herb), Sydney, Sheila Johnston (Donald), Truro, Robert Dwyer (Barbara), Lewisporte, Nfld.; grandchildren, Jerri, Kelly, Kerri, Colleen, Christopher, Tanya, Leah, Katherine, Jordan, Matthew; great-grandchildren, Kristina, MacKenzie, Delaney, Jackson; brother, Bob Berkshire; sisters, Hilda Connolly, Maude Barron; several nieces and nephews; former husband, Gerald Dwyer. She was predeceased by sister, Hazel Brennan; brother, Bill Berkshire. Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 16th from 1-2 pm followed by a celebration of Ada's life at 2:00 pm in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Gary Yetman officiating. Interment at a later date in Robie Street Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Society or the Autism Association. On-line condolences may be made at
The family wish to extend a special thank you to Dr. Roya Murray for the exceptional care given to our mother. Dr. Murray was not only our mother's Doctor but also her dear friend. We would also like to extend our sincere appreciation to the staff of Eagle Lane at Elk Court, who made such a difficult time so much more bearable. Special thanks also to the Palliative Care staff, Dr. Henderson and Dawn Martell. Their kindness will never be forgotten.



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