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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
July 2011


The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 6, 2011
Cameron, Muriel Jean
, 95 of Willow Avenue, New Glasgow passed away Monday July 4, 2011 at home. She was a daughter of the late Issac and Hannah (Laite) Luther of Corner Brook, NL. Issac was killed in the Allan Shaft Explosion of 1918 when she was 3 years of age. Born is Stellarton, Muriel attended High School and a Business Course and worked briefly before her marriage. While raising her family she also participated in running the small farm on which the family lived. Later in life, Mom worked several years at Proudfoots. Mom was an avid reader, bridge player and entertainer. She loved doing puzzles and won the Herald's Lexicon prize on two different occasions. Having studied piano and voice with her mother, she continued to sing at parties and sing-a-longs at home. She was a member of the Trinity United Church and choir for a number of years as well as a fiercely loyal conservative party supporter. Mom was proud of her family and initiated many family get togethers. Her "Newfie" humour was legendary.

Muriel is survived by sons; Dr. Albert and Colin (Marsha Hatfield) both of Dartmouth; Stephen (Margie Aikens), Malcolm (her principal care giver for the past 10 years of her life) both of New Glasgow; a daughter Janice (Bill Thomson), Thornhill, Ontario; daughters-in-law, Rose Marie (Bourque), Dartmouth; Norma (MacInnes), Halifax; Janet (MacQuarrie), New Glasgow, 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. Muriel was predeceased by her husband Wendell, a brother Earle, sisters, Irene and Eunice, sons, Douglas, Fraser and Sandy. Mom's kind and gentle demeanor, along with her wicked sense of humour will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Grateful thanks are extended to the wonderful care givers who assisted in her care. Her remains will rest in the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow for visiting from 2-4 and 7-9pm today. Funeral services will be held 2pm Thursday from Trinity United Church, New Glasgow with Rev. Jim Webber-Cook presiding. Burial will take place in the Brookside Cemetery, New Glasgow. Reception to take place in the Church hall. Donations in memory of Muriel may be made to the Alzheimers Society of Nova Scotia. Online condolenses may be made to

DODGE, Maurice
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 22, 2011
DODGE, Maurice
- 63, Dundee; Richmond Co. passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at home. Born in Famme, Bay De'Leau, NL; he was a son of Florence (Kearley) Dodge, of Gander, NL; and the late Otto Dodge. Maurice worked as an electrician for Stora Forest Industries, in Point Tupper, NS. He was an adherent of Black River United Church, Black River. Surviving are his wife, Annie (Parsons) Dodge, Dundee; daughter, Kim (Jamie) Primmer, Legal, AB; granddaughter, Kearley, grandsons, Michael and Joshua, sisters, Shirley (Reg) Hedges, Gander, NL; Mary Dodge, Gander, NL. Also left to mourn are his mother-in-law, Elizabeth "Betty" Parsons "Mudder", brothers-in-law, Garry (Sandra) Parsons, Darryl Parsons, Jim Tierney, sisters-in-law, Maxine (Pat) Reardon all of Corner Brook, NL. Also a large circle of nieces, nephews and friends. Maurice was predeceased by his father Otto, and by his grandparents. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, July 26 at 2p.m. from Black River United Church, Black River, with Rev. David MacLean officiating. A time of fellowship will follow in St. Georges Hall. Burial will be in Mount Patricia Cemetery, Corner Brook, NL at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the I.W.K Health Centre Foundation, or to any Children's Hospital of one's choice, to any Church of one's choice, or to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements for Maurice are under the care and direction of the Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at
A favorite saying of Maurice's was: "Be good to your neighbour"

DRAKE, Murdock "Mick" - 84
The Chronicle Herald, July 31, 2011
DRAKE, Murdock "Mick"
- 84, passed away July 29, 2011, in Dartmouth General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Mick was born in Lally Cove, NL, on September 18, 1926. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 51 years, Amy (Barnes); his father, John Drake and mother, Ellen (Matthews); his brothers, George, John "Jack", Charles, Willoughby "Bill", as well as Lawrence "Launce". He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Mills; daughters, Linda (Ron), Marjorie (Gerald), Dorothy (Glen), Noreen (Harry), Ellie (Bruce), Amy (Scott); along with 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Mick left the beauty and serenity of Lally Cove at the age of 14 and found work at the USN Base in Argentia, NL, with his brother, Jack. He may have exaggerated his age in order to get hired! He would then move to spend many years at sea fishing, working as a Marine Engineer on CSL ships as well as the cable laying ships which took him travelling around the globe. With the birth of his children he made the decision to come ashore. While ashore he found work with Nova Scotia Light and Power as a Stationery Engineer working at the Water Street Plant and later at Tufts Cove Generating Plant where he devoted a great deal of his time as Union Rep settling contentious issues between union and management. His efforts in this regard were greatly appreciated by his union brothers of IBEW Local 1928. Mick was a lifelong member of The Newfoundland Club and rarely missed the Wednesday and Saturday dances as well as the Sunday afternoon specials. He was a lifelong member of the Anglican Church and in recent years a devoted member of St. John's Anglican Church in Westphal. He will be forever remembered by his family and friends for his constant love and devotion to each of them, including drives to the dances, freezing at the rink or the ballfield and in preparing the weekly family dinner and get-togethers. Cremation has taken place and final arrangements are under the care and attention of Donald K. Walker Funeral Services, Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, August 1, in St. John's Anglican Church, Westphal, Rev. Marilyn Newport officiating. Donations may be made to The Lung Association. Special thanks for Dr. Matt, Kim and John, Nurse Glenna and ICU and 3rd Floor Dartmouth General Hospital nurses.

HOWARD, Noel Ernest - 85
The Chronicle Herald, August 8, 2011
Popes Harbour, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2011, in Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Sheet Harbour. Born December 25, 1925, in Bay Roberts, NL, he was a son of the late Albert and Mary (Robertson) Howard. Noel served in the Royal Air Force in the Second World War. After the war he worked as Senior Director of Operations for many years with Western Union International with NASA in the Apollo program. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Courcelette Branch 58, Sheet Harbour. Survived by son, Wayne (Deborah Bower), Hammonds Plains; daughters, Patricia (Bill) Clements, Dartmouth; Sandra Howard, Ottawa; Janice Howard, Wilmington, Del.; sister, Ada Leshana, St. John's, NL; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his wife, Alice; sisters, Edith, Nell, Maisie, Effie, Sandra and brothers, Harry, Edward, Fred. Cremation has taken place, memorial service will be held today, August 2 at 2 p.m. in D.S. Crowell & Son Funeral Home 22558 Highway No. 7, Sheet Harbour, Rev. Katie Taikt officiating. Burial on Wednesday in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax. Flowers welcome. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice. Email condolences may be sent to:

HUCK, Sheila Mary - 81
The Chronicle Herald, August 4, 2011
It is with great sadness we announce the death of Sheila (Dunphy) Huck in QEII Health Sciences Centre, on July 31, 2011, four days after the death of Frank, her beloved husband of 42 years. Sheila was born in Curling, NL, on June 9, 1930, and was a daughter of the late Alexander and Isabella (McLellan) Dunphy.

Sheila grew up in a loving family environment in Newfoundland where she received her secondary education. She then moved to Halifax where she attended Mount Saint Vincent University graduating in 1952. She later studied at Saint Francis Xavier University and Boston College obtaining a Masters Degree in History. Sheila's charming and leadership personality had a lasting affect on many people's lives which was exemplified by her lifetime friendships with many of her university companions. Sheila joined the Sisters of Mercy after graduating from Mount Saint Vincent University and taught in many communities throughout Newfoundland and Montreal over a 15 year period. She had a great love of education and fully valued the importance of education.

In 1969, Sheila married Frank, and began a loving marriage of 42 years. She was immediately faced with the challenge of helping raise four teenage sons which she did with loving care and important direction. Sheila also continued to be active in the community activities including teaching, volunteering with many organizations and assisting Mount Saint Vincent University with fundraising in the Eastern United States.

Upon Frank's retirement in 1978, Sheila moved to Hilton Head, S.C. and took advantage of the active leisure lifestyle of the area playing lots of golf, biking and tennis and welcoming many friends and family from the north. Sheila returned to Halifax in 2007 with Frank to be closer to her stepsons. Besides her parents, Sheila was predeceased by her brothers, Tom, Alex, John and her sister, Maureen Dunphy Brown. Sheila is survived by brothers, Ron, Corner Brook, NL, and Ray, Halifax, along with sisters, Doreen Dunphy Fitzpatrick, St. John's, NL, and Isabel Kaj, Corner Brook, NL along with many nieces and nephews and their families. She is also survived by her stepsons, Michael (Eleanor), Denis (Valli), Halifax; David (Pamela), Falmouth; Francis (Phyllis), Ancaster, Ont. And step grandchildren, Tonya, Leanne, Janette, Jocelyne, Andrea and Bryan. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral service by request and a private family service will take place together with Frank's next week. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mount Saint Vincent University or the educational institution of choice.

HURLEY, Gertrude "Gerty" - 99 years
Glace Bay
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 31, 2011
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Gerty Hurley age 99 of Glace Bay. Gerty passed away on Friday, July 29, 2011 at Victoria Haven Nursing Home, Glace Bay. Born in Newfoundland, Gerty was the daughter of the late Fred and Rose (Gillingham) Hurley. She was a former resident of Kennedy Drive, Glace Bay and for several years, Gerty was a resident of Victoria Haven Nursing Home. She was employed at a very early age and was a hard worker. She enjoyed watching television. She will be fondly remembered and missed by close friends, Mildred Shepard, Mary Shepard, Ruth Kelloway, Raymond Shepard, Victoria Haven Staff and residents. Besides her parents, Gerty was predeceased by brothers and sisters. In honoring Gerty's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 11 am. in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney with Fr. Norman MacPhee officiating. Donations in Gerty's memory may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences to the Hurley family are available through

MacPHEE, Jane Margaret
(January 16, 1945 - July 24, 2011)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 26, 2011
MacPhee, Jane Margaret
- 66 of Bridgetown, Annapolis Co., passed away July 24, 2011, in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Brakes Cove, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Dominic and Winnifred (Payne) Park. She is survived by husband, Willard; daughters, Jacqueline (Glen) Rumbolt, Meadows, NL; Nicole Measzors, Cold Lake, AL; Susan (Troy) VanTassell, Oromocto, NB; Carla (Dennis) MacPhee, Bridgetown; son, Brent (Tricia) MacPhee, Hardwoods Lands, Hants Co., 10 grandchildren, Mark, Brandon, Malaika, Autumn, Reilly, Madison, Parker, Leif, Camden and Xyla; sisters, Mary (Ben) Rowsell, Corner Brook, NL; Rose (Max Minor), Jacksonville, FL; Mildred (Stuart) Tiller, Corner Brook, NL; Anne (Robert) Saunders, Cox's Cove, NL; Ellen (Stanley) Saunders, Cox's Cove, NL; Veronica (Herman) Matthews, McIvers, NL; brother, Eugene (Ethel) Park, Cox's Cove, NL. She was predeceased by, sister, Grace Bailey. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Bridgetown. Family flowers only. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 pm Wednesday, with the funeral service held 11:00am, Thursday, July 28, both from the Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Bridgetown. Burial will take place at a later date. Thanks to ALS Society, Nurses and Staff on 3rd Floor at Soldiers Memorial Hospital for their loving care they provided Jane and her family and Thanks to Dr. Goodine. Donations made in Jane's memory may be sent to ALS Society of Canada or charity of choice. On line condolences may be made at

(Died July 1, 2011)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 5, 2011
MATHESON, Delores Lee
- of Lower Sackville, passed away peacefully at the VG Hospital on July 1, 2011, surrounded by her family. Born in New Chelsea, NL, on January 1, 1938, she was the only daughter of the late John and Emma Coady. She was predeceased by an infant son, Tom. Up until her 'Promotion to Glory', she was a faithful, dedicated Soldier of the Salvation Army. Leaving to mourn are her husband, Thomas; Daughters, Amy (Edgar), Maryann (Dan), Irene (Walter); Seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Visitation will take place at the Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville, on Saturday, July 9, 2011, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will take place on Monday, July 11, 2011, at 10 a.m. at the Salvation Army Sackville Corps, with a reception to follow. Donations in her memory may be made to The Salvation Army (Building Fund) Sackville Corps. Special thanks to the wonderful and caring staff at the QEII IMICU and the VG MSICU. Online condolences may be made by visiting:

MULLIGAN, Florance "Kris"
(Died July 15, 2011)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 22, 2011
MULLIGAN, Florance "Kris" Of Halifax
, died peacefully at Melville Lodge on Friday July 15, 2011 in her 88th year. Born in St. John's Newfoundland to William and Eleanor Kristofferson. Loving daughter to her step father William Weatherington. Predeceased by her husband William "Ray" Mulligan, sister Dot, and brother Fred. Kris is survived by her sister Eleanor Boutilier, and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive, on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 pm. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. The family would like to thank the staff at Melville Lodge and Victoria Hall for their exceptional care they gave Kris. On line condolences may be left at

NORMAN, Reverend Thomas "Rex" B.A., B.Div.
Born November 9, 1919 in Pacquet Nfld. passed away in his 92nd year, quietly and peacefully with his family by his side, at Lakefield Extendicare on July 29, 2011. Predeceased by wives Doris (Frost), and Nancy (White), also by his Father James Henry Norman of the Horse Islands, Nfld. and Mother Minnie Florence (Butler) of Pacquet Nfld. Predeceased by brothers Sidney, Reginold, Edgar, Eric, Llewellyn, and sisters Daphne and Adelaide. Survived by brother Rev. Ken Norman (Shirley) from Belleville. Beloved Father of Brian Norman (Lynn), Bryce Norman (Jan), and Janice Norman, all of Peterborough. Loved and missed by Grandchildren Michael Norman (Emily), Leigh Norman, Katie Clarke (Jay), Becky Hill, Tara Davis (Chris), Deanna Norman, and Tracy Davis (Trevor) and Great Grandchildren Bradley and Jacob Davis, Kenzie and Lola Norman, Rachael, Dylan and Tyler Comeau/Davis. Rex is also fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews from Newfoundland and across Canada.

Ordained as a United Church Minister, Rex served his Lord on the Coast of Labrador, and in Nfld. In Ontario he was the Minister at Knox St. United Church, Peterborough, and also in Ajax, Port Dalhousie, Yarker, Campbellford, Lombardy, and other Eastern Ontario congregations. Rex was also the District Secretary for the Canadian Bible Society, dedicated to the translation and distribution of Bibles wherever they are needed. He then served with Operation Eyesight Universal helping to provide the gift of sight in underdeveloped countries around the world.

An avid outdoorsman, Rex enjoyed the cottage he built on Sand Lake, and travelling each summer back to his beloved Newfoundland and reuniting with all his family there. He committed his life to his Family, to the Service of God, and helping those in need or distress. Rest in peace, you will be missed. Relatives and Friends were received at COMMUNITYALTERNATIVE FUNERAL HOME 83 Hunter Street West, Peterborough on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 from 7-9 pm. A funeral service will be held from Mark Street United Church, 90 Hunter Street East on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 11 am. Visitation one hour prior. If desired, condolences to the family and donations in memory of Rex can be made to The Canadian Cancer Society, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, or Operation Eyesight Universal and may be made at or by calling 705-742-1875.
The obituary above was forwarded on behalf of Art Clarke, Millbrook, Ontario

94 years young (May 2, 1917 - June 30, 2011)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 4, 2011
Trudy happily resided at Parkland Estates, Aberdeen Hall for the past 8 years. Trudy passed away peacefully at Queen Elizabeth Health Science Centre (QEII) Thursday, June 30th. Trudy was born in St. John's, Newfoundland and moved to Halifax to pursue her chosen career in nursing to help those in need of care. Trudy was predeceased by her parents, John and Alice and her brother, Gerald. She is survived by her niece Clare and her nephews, David (Patricia), Edward (Elaine), Gerald (Barbara) and Stephen (Jane), as well as 10 grand and 5 great-grandnephews and nieces.Trudy graduated from the Halifax Infirmary School of Nursing class of 1940. She joined the staff of Camp Hill Hospital in 1945 specializing in overseeing the sanitation of all surgery utensils in the emergency room for many years. Prior to retirement in 1982 she was Head Nurse. She was also a long time member of St. Pius X Church.

Trudy's zest for life and her adventurous spirit took her to many countries. She loved nature and local bird watching as well. Trudy also had a seaside cottage which she enjoyed for many years. Trudy realized the value of volunteering and loyally dedicated herself to that task, fulfilling her responsibilities endlessly until two years ago. She touched many lives, both in her professional career and personal life. She lived life to the fullest, always active, and ready to go and be involved. Trudy loved to laugh, go for drives, had a great sense of humour, keen wit, loved to recite poetry and was an excellent bridge player as well as a bowler in her younger years. Trudy will be sadly missed by her family and friends. The family extends a sincere thank you to her friend Audrey Siddall for all her support and especially for being by her bedside the last days of her life. Funeral service will be held at 10:30am on Friday, July8th at Saint Benedict Parish, 45 Radcliffe Dr. Halifax,Thanks to Dr. McKean-Ripley and the staff on 8.4 floor. Donations can be made to any Animal Shelters, Food Banks, St. Vincent de Paul Society or other charitable organizations of your choice. Please visit:

SKINNER, Charlotte
(Born - Sunday July 23rd 1922; Died Thursday July 14th 2011)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 16, 2011
It is with deep sadness the family of Charlotte Skinner, 88, of Rose Bay announce her passing on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Harbour Breton, NFLD, she was a daughter of the late George and Lucy Rose (Poole) Skinner. Charlotte was a homemaker and spending those years together forged a close bond with her children and other family members which she continued to enjoy. Through her lifetime she was known as a great baker and cook and continued to "darn" socks and knit until just recently. Charlotte delighted in her home and was lovingly embraced by the memories that surrounded her there. After moving from Newfoundland she was a member of St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, Middle LaHave and later attended St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg. She will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.

Charlotte is survived by daughters, Shirley (Willis) Ritcey, Bridgewater; Barbara (Grant) Nodding, Bayport; Audrey (William) Chapman, First South; Charlotte (Lloyd) Farmer, Rose Bay; sons, Allan (Doreen), Riverport; Wallace (Sandra), Bridgewater; Freddie (Stella), Lake Echo; thirteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Ann (Stanley) Perry, Harbour Breton; brother, John Skinner, Harbour Breton and best friend, Georgina Skinner. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur; sisters, Mary, Lucy, Adeline, Sarah and brothers, Jim and Clayton. Friends are invited to share their memories of Charlotte with her family during visitation at the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg, Sunday from 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Charlotte's life will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. from St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Michael Mitchell officiating. Interment will be in Shepherd's Hill Cemetery, Riverport. Flowers from the immediate family only. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Paraplegic Association (Nova Scotia) or to a charity of your choice.



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