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Halifax Herald
March 2011


(Date of Birth: Friday, April 23rd 1920
Date of Death: Thursday, March 17th 2011)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 22, 2011
It is with great sadness that the family announce the peaceful passing of Edwena Lyon Anderson, 90, of Lunenburg, on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at home with her loving family by her side. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland she was a daughter of the late John (Jack) William and Ethel Blanche (Chase/Lyon) Bartlett.

Ever a proud "Newfoundlander", Edwena fondly recalled her childhood in "Valley House" on Waterford Bridge Road and summers at Mahers and at "Top-A-Hill". In Newfoundland, she met her husband and love of her life, Andy, who had been posted with the Canadian Dental Corps "overseas" during World War II. After their marriage, they settled in Andy's hometown, Lunenburg, to put down roots and raise a family. Edwena soon became a proud Lunenburger. Here she skated with the Brittle Bones group, danced with the South Shore Scottish Dancers, tended her beloved garden, baked her special treats and embraced all of the culture and events offered by Lunenburg. Edwena served her community as a Cub leader and active member of St. John's Anglican Church, I.O.D.E. and the Royal Canadian Legion.

Family was the most important part of Edwena's life, spending many summers camping at Seafoam and Ponhook Lake. A devoted supporter of her husband and children, she followed them to concerts, hockey rinks, plays, soccer fields, and the Boston Marathon. As her children grew, that loving attention spread to the lives and adventures of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her own adventures found her boating on Russian waterways, trekking across Canada, cruising Alaska's coast and circumnavigating Newfoundland on a coastal freighter.

Edwena is survived by sons, Chris (Shirley Robichaud), Bayport; John, Lunenburg; daughter, Susan (Peter) Hawkins, Fletchers Lake; grandchildren, Rebecca (Matt Large) Anderson, Montreal; Ben (Sarah) Anderson, Wakefield, NH; J.B. Anderson, Flin Flon, Manitoba; Jason Mossman, Lunenburg; Sally (Clinton) Ronalds, Blockhouse; Kate (Blois) Currie, Murray's Siding; Laura Hawkins, Fletchers Lake; great-grandchildren, Indiana, Henry, Aengus, Ariana, Madeleine, Isaac and Grace; sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Cousens, Brandon, Manitoba; brother-in-law, Wilfred Bishop, Nanaimo, B.C.; many nieces and nephews. Edwena was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Napier Benjamin Anderson; brothers, John and Herbert and sister, Florence.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy # 3, Lunenburg. A service to celebrate Edwena's life will be held at St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg on Wednesday, March 23 at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Capt. Reg MacDonald officiating. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. Flowers from the immediate family. Those desiring to give a memorial in honour of Edwena's life may do so to the Salvation Army or a charity of your choice.

BARRETT, Frederick
(Died March 22, 2011)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 29, 2011
BARRETT, Frederick "Paul"
- age 61 of Dartmouth (formerly Lake Echo), NS died suddenly of an accidental drowning on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 while vacationing in Florida. Born May 24, 1949 in Cornerbrook, NL, he was the son of the late Fred and Connie (Ward) Barrett. Recently retired from running a successful construction business with his partner, Paul was living his life to the fullest. He enjoyed spending time at the family cottage in Falls Lake and spending the winter months in Florida. He was an avid sportsman playing hockey and softball until a few years ago and stayed fit golfing, swimming, cycling, curling and playing tennis. Paul spent much of his time volunteering with Habitat for Humanity's ReStore in Burnside and at many events to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. A very social and energetic person, Paul delighted in planning family get-togethers and spending time with all of the many people who called him friend. He especially enjoyed pool and bridge nights with his high school buddies and curling at the CFB Halifax Curling Club. He never missed an opportunity to celebrate all the great things in life. Paul was well known for his generosity, kindness, sense of humour and unwavering support of the Leafs. If you ever needed something, he was there with it before you could ask. He was a great supporter of his girls' activities not only as a fan, but also volunteered as a coach, board member and referee for many years with Orenda Canoe Club, Lake Echo Minor Ball, Cole Harbour Ringette and Ringette Nova Scotia.

In a life full of so many joyous moments, his most recent highlight was becoming a Grampy. He was so happy spending time doting on his precious grandson. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, June (Thomson), daughters Angela Barrett-Jewers (Alex) and Sarah Barrett (Chad Thorne) and grandson Lauchlan Jewers all of Dartmouth. He is also survived by his sister Carol Hough (Harry), nieces Karen (Hough) Grant and Liana Hough (Scott Hagerman) all of Ontario, mother-in-law Anne (Beattie) Thomson of Scotland and many cousins and other relatives. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by father-in-law Bob Thomson and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Friday April 1, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St, Dartmouth where a service to celebrate Paul's life will be held on Saturday April 2, 2011 at 10 am. Committal will take place at the Dartmouth Memorial Gardens immediately after the service followed by a reception in the funeral home lounge. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Habitat for Humanity. Online condolences may be made by visiting
A humble man, he never liked to be the centre of attention, and now in death, he wouldn't want us to focus on him or the sadness of his untimely passing. He'd want us to focus on all that is good in life and appreciate how lucky we all are to have each other in our lives and live each day like it's your last. We miss you Daddy and will love you forever.

HUMPHRIES, Charles Terrance - 77
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 26, 2011

passed away peacefully on Friday, March 25, 2011, in the QEII Health Sciences Center. Born in Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, he was a son of the late Charles and Delphine (Seward) Humphries. Charles served during the Korean conflict with the Royal Canadian Navy on HMCS Haida, and was proud to have been present on the HMCS Quebec for the coronation review. Later he worked for the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission until his retirement. He was a long time member of the Lions Club and was an avid hockey fan.

Charles was a loving husband, father and grandfather who doted on his grandchildren. He will lovingly be remembered and never forgotten by his wife, Margaret (Short), Halifax; son, Terry (Diane), West LaHave; daughter, Anita (Laird) Bolt, Halifax; grandchildren, Amanda and Graham Bolt; brothers, Robert (Ruby), Corner Brook, NF; Grace (Joe) Feltham, Ontario; several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are under the care of J. A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. In keeping with Charles' wishes, there will be no visitation. A service of remembrance will be held on Monday, March 28 at 1PM in Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rev. Dianna Brett-Frye officiating. A reception will follow the service in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations in Charles' memory may be made to the QEII Health Center Foundation.

St. George's
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 19, 2011
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Frank Jarvis announce his passing at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital, Stephenville on Friday, February 18, 2011 at the age of 74 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Barbara and one son, Derek (Nicole) Jarvis of Lloydminster, Alberta and one brother, Gordon (Valerie) Jarvis of Alma, Nova Scotia, one sister-in-law, Joan Jarvis of Springville, Nova Scotia, three grandchildren: Jayla, Coryn, Sean and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Mary Jarvis, one son in infancy and brother, Brian Jarvis. Cremation has taken place and friends may call at St. Joseph's Parish, St. George's on Wednesday, February 23rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, February 24th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Parish, St. George's. Interment will take place at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of Russell's Funeral Home & Crematorium, Stephenville

of Dartmouth
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 8, 2011

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother at Ocean View Manor, Eastern Passage on March 6, 2011. Born in Colliers, NF on May 17th, 1921 to Martin & Rachael (Walsh) Murphy. She was truly the heart of our loving family. Her terrific sense of humour coupled with a great love of all that is Irish - we will miss her sweet smile & sparkling Irish eyes. Her deep faith, strength and devotion as a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother & mother-in-law was an inspiration to her family; Betty Stack, Anita (Ellery) Oicle, Shirley (Bill) Saunders, Ed (Trudy) Kenny, Matt (Gerry) Kenny, Marian Kenny, Joanne (Larry) Ghaney, Sandy (Dave) Giannou; Grandchildren: Michael, Chris (Lori), Jill (Ray), Ronnie, Teddy, Shannon, Nicholas (Laine), Jessica, Gina (Graham), Jason (Angela), Lauren & Jennifer; Great-Grandchildren: Liam, Reid. Predeceased by her husband, Edward (Ted) and son-in-law, Robert Stack. Her beautiful spirit touched many as she journeyed through her almost 90 years of life. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Claire Nowlan, the staff, volunteers and friends at Ocean View Manor for the exceptional care and love, especially in her last hours. This support was also extended to her family. The support of all of our dear friends has also been greatly appreciated during this time. A special thank you to Fr. Irek Bem, Elaine MacDougall, Atlantic Funeral Homes and the Pastoral Care Team at Ocean View Manor. Viewing to take place at Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth; Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 from 2-4 & 7-9. In celebration of her life, please join us at Blessed Pope John XXIII Church, 35 Colby Drive, Dartmouth, Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 at 11:00; Fr. Irek Bem, officiating. Reception to follow at Atlantic Funeral HomeReception Centre. Because of her love for them, flowers are welcome or donations may be made to Ocean View Manor, Eastern Passage. On-line condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Centrelea, Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 4, 2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, James Langmead, at his home in Centrelea on March 3, 2011, after a long struggle with cancer. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland, on November 23, 1942, he was a son of the late James and Mary (Fewer). Leaving to cherish his memory are loving and devoted wife, Elaine (Hiscock); his children, Mark and Marcie (Jamie Shearer), of Nova Scotia; Jim Anderson, of British Columbia and Donna (Asslin), of Ontario; grandchildren, Jeremy and Ashley Shearer of Nova Scotia.; Casandra and Christian, of Ontario. Jim will be sorely missed by his seven sisters, and three brothers, Emily, Rosemary, Jean, Josephine, John, Mary, Patricia, Frank, Linda and Charles; special cousin, Marie and many cousins, nieces, nephews, realtives and friends. A thank you to Dr. J. Brooks and Dr. E. Balser, the hospital staff at VG Site, QEII, and Soldiers' Memorial for their care and guidance throughout his illness. Jim has been cremated according to his wishes and a celebration of his life will take place at the Centrelea Community Hall, following the graveside service to be held 2:00 pm Saturday, March 5, 2011, in the Centrelea Cemetery, Centrelea. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to HART (Homeless Animal Rescue Team) 1147 New Road, Alysford, N.S B0P 1C0. On line condolences may be sent to:

MacDONALD, Mary Carmela
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 21, 2011
Mary Carmela MacDonald
, 84, Victoria Street, Antigonish, passed away March 18, 2011 at the RK MacDonald Guest House, Antigonish. Born in Codroy Valley, Newfoundland, on September 19, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Jeremiah and Monica (Downey) Sears. The family moved to St. Andrews, NS when she was a young girl. She met and later married Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald in 1956. Together they had three children and settled in Brierly Brook until his death in 1970. She then moved the family to Victoria Street.

She worked at St. Martha's School of Nursing as a house mother, and then worked at the RK MacDonald Guest House until her retirement in 1993. She was well loved by all who met her and had the pleasure of working with her. After her retirement, she continued to be involved at the RK as a volunteer with the Pastoral Care Unit. She was a 50 year member of the St. Ninian's CWL. Carmela will be dearly missed by her family and all those who liked to drop in for a cup of tea, a biscuit and a game of cards.

She is survived by her children David (Janis), Calgary, Patricia, Antigonish and Bill (Lorainne), Enfield ON; special niece Linda Sears, Bayfield; seven grandchildren Keith, Beth, Meaghan, Jennifer, Alex, Niall and Matthew; Sister Kay (Johnnie) Tompkins, brother Jack, Antigonish and many other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Sandy, parents Jeremiah and Monica, siblings Mary, Andy, Tommy, Rita and Clara, and infant grandsons Eric and Iain.

Visitation will be held 2-4:00 PM and 7-9:00 PM, Monday in MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish. Funeral Mass 11:00 AM, Tuesday at St. Ninian's Cathedral with Rev. Dennis Lamey Presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to the RK MacDonald Nursing Home Foundation.

(May 22, 1922 - March 16, 2011)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 18, 2011
: 88, Halifax, passed away peacefully in Melville Lodge, surrounded by her family on March 16, 2011. Born in Hermitage, NF, she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Green) Engram. Mary is survived by her loving husband Earl; sons, Kenneth (Janet), Bert (Ann) both of Halifax; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Gordon, Douglas, Bert and Leonard in infancy. Arrangements are under the care of J.A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. 149 Herring Cove Rd. (477-5601) where visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday March 19 and 2-4 p.m. Sunday March 20. Funeral service will be held 11a.m Monday March 21 from Emmanuel Anglican Church, Spryfield, Rev. Dianna Frye officiating. Followed by a reception in the church hall. Interment to take place in the spring in Emmanuel Anglican Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to the Alzhiemers Society of Nova Scotia. Words of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting     A special heartfelt thank you is extended to the staff of Melville Lodge for the care and compassion given to Mary during her residency.

SCHWARTZ, Mary Alice - 85
of Hubbards
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 25, 2011

passed away March 23, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born in Burgeo, NL, to the late Bertha and Benjamin Green. At 14, she left Burgeo for the big city of Montreal and later moved to Halifax, where she met her sweetheart, Bernie. She was a member of the Loyal Hubbards Union Lodge and Queen's Lodge of Past Grands, St Luke's ACW, and Hubbards Ladies Auxiliary. She spent many years preparing mouthwatering meals at the Hubbards Shore Club. A devout Blue Jays fan, she was an avid quilter and knitter and loved bingo and darts - and was a force to be reckoned with at cards. She is survived by her daughters, Rosemary (Jim) Grant of Dartmouth; Debra (Trena) Cornish of Brampton, Ont,; sons, David (Pat) Schwartz, Gary (Pam) Schwartz of Trenton, Ont,; and Donald (Jean) Schwartz of Timberlea; 10 grandchildern and eight great grandchildern. She is survived by her brothers, Henry (Carol), Morris (Barb) and Don; sisters Harriet (Harold) and Joyce. She was predeceased by her sister, Eva; brothers, Edward and Lester and sister in infancy, Dora. Mary was also predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Bernie, in 2001.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9pm today, March 25th and the funeral service will be 11am Saturday, March 26th both in Ronald A Walker Funeral Home in Hubbards with Rev Mike Conrad officiating, assisted by Rev Judie Lafford. Interment will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, Hubbards. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mary's memory to St Luke's Anglican Church, Hubbards or the Lung Association. Very special thanks to the compassionate nurses at the VG site, QEII, Palliative Care Unit and the staff at Melville Lodge and Melville Gardens. Online condolences may be made at

SPARKES, Neil Clifford
(Died March 28, 2011)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 31, 2011
Sparkes, Neil Clifford
- 60, passed away at home on Monday, March 28, 2011. He was born in Point au Bay, Newfoundland to Violet (White) and Cecil Sparkes. He grew up in Point au Bay, Deer Lake and Stephenville. He lived in Ontario and then settled in Nova Scotia in the mid 1970's. Neil worked at Canadian Admiral for several years and then became self employed as a painter. He was an avid hockey fan and enjoyed most sports and was talented as a poet. He always enjoyed cooking a good fish meal and enjoyed the company of his dog Penny. Neil will be sadly missed by his long-time companion, Gloria Casey; his daughters, Rachel (Joe) Zimmerman and grandson, Zac, Jupiter, Florida; Sandy Sparkes, Halifax; son, David (Heidi) Sparkes and grandchildren, Beach Meadows; brothers, Clarence (Donna), Point au Bay, NL; Melvin, Fort McMurray, AB; Calvin (Janet), Napanee, ON; David, Hamilton, ON; sisters, Shirley (Nelson) Cole, Point au Bay, NL; Rita Uhlman, Whitby, ON; Ruby (Richard) Plumley, Oshawa, ON; Loretta Short, Belleville, ON; Sandra Schroeder, Coquitlam, BC; Sharon (Gary) Arsenault, Plainfield, ON; Catherine Howse, Whitby, ON. Besides his parents, Neil was also predeceased by his brother, Wayne. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 31 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. A visitation will also be held from 1 -2 p.m. followed immediately by a funeral service at 2 p.m. Friday, April 1 in MacDiarmid's Funeral Home, 5075 Main Street, Oxford (447-2930). Donations in Neil's memory may be made to Canadian Red Cross, Rockley Cemetery or a charity of choice. Private condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

YARN, Elizabeth
August 26, 1915 - March 15, 2011
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 16, 2011
YARN, Elizabeth
- 95, Halifax, passed away on March 15, 2011 at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, VG Site. Born on August 26, 1915 in Mose Ambrose, Fortune Bay, NL, she was the daughter of the late William Aaron and Charlotte Annie (Fiander) Yarn. After completing high school, Elizabeth moved to St. John's NL and completed a secretarial course and was employed by the Royal Canadian Naval Service in St. John's, NL. She moved to Halifax in 1947 and then to Toronto and worked until 1951 at which time she returned to Halifax, N.S. and was then employed by the Nova Scotia Provincial Government until her retirement at age 65. Elizabeth was a member of St. Mathias Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Halifax Chapter No. 7. She is survived by brother Roy, Halifax and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by several sisters and brothers. Visitation will be held at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax (902) 455-0531 on Wednesday, March 16th from 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Matthias Anglican Church, 6131 Chebucto Rd., Halifax on Thursday, March 17th at 2:00 p.m. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Please visit



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