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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
May 2011


BENTEAU, Michael Joseph
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 4, 2011
Michael Joseph Benteau
, 82, of Blockhouse, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, May 2, 2011. Michael was born on August 6, 1928 in Lord's Cove, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, a son of the late Peter and Lucy Ann (Stacey) Benteau. He left Newfoundland at an early age and worked most of his life on the sea on various scallop fishing vessels. He had his Fishing Master's ticket and retired from the M.V. Primo after 45 years in the fishing industry. In his retirement years he enjoyed gardening and working around his home.

Michael is survived by his loving wife, Joyce Shirley (Ritcey), sons, Dean and Gary, daughters, Veronica Benteau (Charles Daurie), Annette Cleveland and his step-daughter, Sharon (Patrick Burke), grandchildren, Stefan Levy, Kyle Cleveland, Michael Savory, Jessie and Jordan Benteau, step-grandchildren, Kirk Savory, Laura, Erin and Meghan Burke, sisters, Mary (Norman) Hickman, Melinda Harnett, Susan (Martin) Fitzpatrick, Lucy Hodge, Louise (Ralph) Lyall and a brother, Leonard (Donna). He was predeceased by a brother, Peter and a sister, Emma Harnett. The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. David Abriel and the Palliative Care team, Dr. Catherine Kelly and the V0N for their constant support. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg, where a memorial service to celebrate Michael's life will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m., Father Gordon MacLean officiating. Interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice

BROWN, Florena Cavell
1943 - 2011
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 22, 2011
Florena Cavell Brown
- 68, Truro, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born March 31, 1943, Belle Island, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Cyrus and Bertha (Mercer) Rees. She attended Bass River Baptist Church. Florena is survived by her son, Gordon Napier; step-daughters, Shirley (Don) Wilson, Margaret (Ken) Tuckwood; step-son, Larry (Sharon) Brown; brother, Myles Rees; sister-in-law, Rose Rees. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Bruce Brown; daughter, Inez Cavell Nippard; brothers, Graham and George Rees. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where visitation will be held 6-8 p.m., Monday, May 23, 2011. Funeral service and interment in Robie Street Cemetery will be private. If so desired, donations in Florena's memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation are welcomed. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting the "Guest Book" at:

FLEMING, Charles Joseph
February 26, 1932 - May 16, 2011
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 18, 2011
FLEMING, Charles Joseph
- 79, of Dartmouth, passed away on May 16, 2011 at the Oceanview Manor surrounded by family. Born in Burin, NFLD, he was the son of the late Charles Fleming and Catherine Penney. Charlie was employed at the Halifax Shipyard as a spray painter for 32 years, and was an honorary member of the IUMSWC Local 1. He was a coach of the Halifax Shipyard Hockey Team in the 1960's and helped to establish a minor baseball team in the North end of Halifax in 1967. During retirement, he volunteered to set up for special events at the Dartmouth Sportsplex.

Charlie enjoyed playing sports and spending his time with his children and grandchildren. He is survived by daughters Linda (Thomas) Blackmore, Dartmouth, Dianne Scanlan, New Glasgow; sons Michael and Billy, Pictou Co., stepchildren James and Eric Boutilier of B.C. and Susan, Shirley, Kathy, Leita, of Halifax; sisiters Rita Harris, Halifax; brothers James Fleming (Millie) of Halifax; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Charlie was predeceased by wife Barbara (Lawson); sister Madeline; brothers Gordon, Leo, Clem, Jack, Billy and Raymond; step-children David and Joan. Arrangements are entrusted to J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax (902) 455-0531. Service will be held at St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church, North St., Thursday, May 19th at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Roberto Donato officiating. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oceanview Manor Society. Many heartfelt thanks to Dr. Nolan, nursing and support staff at Oceanview Manor for their remarkable care and compassion for Dad and our family. Also, thanks to Dr. Jack Sommers for his many years of care and friendship to Dad. Please visit

HARRIS, Mary Winnifred
(August 5, 1936 - May 2, 2011)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 5, 2011
Harris (Perham), Mary Winnifred
- It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Harris, cherished wife, mother, grandmother and friend, on May 2nd, 2011. Born in Pool's Cove Newfoundland on August 5th, 1936, Mary was the daughter of the late Jim and Ada (Williams) Perham. She was predeceased by her brother Sandy and sister Joyce (Deyoung.) Mary was married for over 55 years to the love of her life, Captain John Harris, and was a loving and supportive mother to her children Corinne, Daniel (Dorothy), Tina (Jim Driscoll) and David (Kelly.) Mary was a gentle and caring soul who lived for family, and took great pride in her grandchildren Melissa, Stephen, Laura, John, Meaghan, Ciara and James, as well as her great-granddaughter Isabella. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street in Dartmouth. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 9th from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. The funeral will take place at the Atlantic Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 10th at 2PM, with a reception celebrating Mary's life to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary's name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

PASHA, Herbert Arthur
(June 8, 1940 - May 7, 2011)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 9, 2011
Pasha, Herbert Arthur
- It is with great sadness but also with the comfort of knowing that he is finally at rest with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that we announce the passing of Herb on May 7th, at the QEII. Herb was born in Harbour Grace Newfoundland, in 1940, to Herbert and Clara (Legge) Pasha.

Herb left home as a young man of 18 to join the Canadian Army. One stop along his career took him to Fredericton, NB where he met and fell in love with a beautiful young girl named Gail. After they married the Army took them to many places, including Germany, NB, Deluth Minnesota, Ottawa and Calgary and finally here to Nova Scotia. Along the way they were blessed with a son Michael and a daughter Shelley. After 27 years in the Army, Herb retired but wasn't ready to stop working. He and his son opened Mr "P'S" Pizza in Sackville. He then joined the Commissionaires and spent some time there before becoming quartermaster at the Halifax Police Department. He spent 12 years there retiring in 2000. Retiring once again, the next step along his journey saw him as your friendly Walmart greeter, always ready with a smile and quite often a story. His last job has him doing security at the Joe Howe Superstore where you could find him spreading some of his famous Newfie charm and infectious smile. Herb was an avid police patch collector, trading patches with friends from all over the world that he met online, or simply by stopping into police stations on his travels to collect another patch. Because of his love for all things military, Herb spent 3 years as a supporting cast member of the Nova Scotia Tattoo, something he thoroughly enjoyed, meeting new people and socializing for a few weeks each summer.

Herb lived a good life in service to the Lord, and now that God has taken him home he will be rewarded for that service. Herb is survived by his wife of 49 years, Gail (MacLellan), his son Michael (Jo-Anne) Halifax, daughter Shelley Pasha (Kevin Desmond) Dartmouth. Seven grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren. Three sisters, Joyce Pilgrim, and Roz Simms, Carbonnear, NFLD, Lorna Matthews, Lethbridge, Alberta, one brother Bob, Goose Bay, Labrador. Several nieces,nephews and cousins. Herb will be greatly missed by his dog, Hunny, who always loved going in the car with "Daddy". Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, Bayers Road where visitation will take place Tuesday night from 7-9pm. Service on Wednesday at 1:30pm at Full Gospel Church, 806 Kearney Lake Road. Reception to follow in the church hall. Interment to follow. In lieu of flowers we know that Herb would appreciate donations to Full Gospel Church in his memory. Donation cards available at Atlantic Funeral Home as well as Full Gospel Church. Online condolences at

ROSE, Wallace
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 26, 2011

81, Whites Lake, NS. Passed away peacefully at the QEII on May 24, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. Born August 21, 1929 in Hermitage, Newfoundland, he was a son of the late James and Martha (Francis) Rose. Wallace was a longshoreman for 28 years, a carpenter, a member of the Royal Standard #398, and worthy patron of Eastern Star #58. He loved to hunt and fish, and have a dance at the seniors dances.

Wallace is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Violet (Mitchell Coish), sister, Mary Hynes, brother, Cyril Rose, sons, Walter (Shirlene), Cyril (Sheila), James (Geraldine), David, and Perry, daughters, Cora Herrick (Bucky), Marie Morris (Phillip), Maryann Robinson (Darrell), Grace Dempsey (Jim), and Darlene Williams (Kevin), step-son, Burton Mitchell (Dianne), step-daughters, Marion Smith (Doug), and Dorothy MacDonald (George), 29 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren. Wallace was predeceased by his first wife, Mary, infant daughter, son, Michael, step-son, Joey Mitchell (Judy), sisters, Doris, Triffie, and brothers, Leonard and Eric.

Arrangements are under the care of JA Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax, NS (477.5601), where visitation will be held on Thursday from 6-9 PM. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 1:30 PM from Emmanuel Anglican Church, Herring Cove Road, Spryfield, NS, with Rev. Dianna Brett-Frye as clergy. Interment will take place in Emmanuel Anglican Church Cemetery. Donations in memory of Wallace may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Words of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting

SCOTT, Albert
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 14, 2011
Scott, Albert
92, of Bridgewater, passed away May 12, 2011 at the South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater. Albert was born in Mose Ambrose, Fortune Bay, NL on March 24, 1919 to Charles and Charlotte (Tibbo) Scott. Albert served overseas in WW2 and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 24, in Bridgewater. He leaves behind his wife, Evelyn (Zinck) and his children: sons, Arthur (June) Scott, Sable River, Roger Scott, Bridgewater, daughters, Rose Wakeley, Marystown, NL, Grace (John) Lawrence, Bridgewater, stepchildren: Irene (Vernon) Eisnor, Bridgewater, Mary Anne (Myles) Wentzell, Dieppe, NB, Ivy (Tommy) Bollivar, Pine Grove, Nancy Drennan, Rhodes Corner, Byron (Stephen) MacPhail-Silver, Toronto, Chris (Christina) Silver, Pictou County and Donna (Neil) Halverson, Rhodes Corner. He is survived by brothers, Randall Scott, Hr. Breton, NL, Murdock Scott, Victoria, BC, Leo Scott, Marystown, NL and sister, Mary Power, St. John's, NL. He is also survived by 27 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren. He was predeceased by first wife Rose (Baker), brothers, Sam and Tom. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm with a public legion tribute service being held at 7pm in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater. Funeral service will be held 11am Monday May 16 in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Bridgewater, Rev Ron Appleton officiating. Burial will follow in the Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund and to the Roseanne Himmelman Fund. Online condolences may be made by visiting

SMITH, Richard R.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 9, 2011
East Jordan and Newfoundland. In September 1933, the Charles and Lily Smith family, Chance Cove, NL, was blessed by the birth of a special son whom they named Richard Raymond. He left this world on May 5, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Richard (Dick) grew up in Chance Cove and often referred to his happy childhood. He attended MUN (education) and UNB (forestry). He retired from the Canada Coast Guard in 1991. Thriving on hard physical work, he completely built their dream home. He loved fishing, hunting, camping, travelling, and cutting wood. He was a born naturalist. Richard is survived by his loving wife, Rosalie (Munroe); sisters Alma, Josephine and Laura, NL; a brother, Bill, B.C.; sisters-in-law, Mary, NL and Mabel, BC; many nieces and nephews and good friends. He was predeceased by siblings, Art, Mrytle, Pat, Cyril and Mac. A memorial service will be held in Little Harbour United Church on Wednesday, May 11th at 2 p.m., Rev. Beverley Burlock officiating. No flowers, please. Donations may be made to Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Little Harbour United Church, or charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Shelburne. On line condolences may be sent to: hmhuskilson@ns.aliantzinc or you may sign the guest book at

(Date of Birth: Saturday March 15th 1913 - Date of Death: Tuesday May 10th 2011)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 11, 2011
98, Halifax, passed away peacefully at Arborstone Enhanced Care, Halifax, NS, on Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Born in Harbour Breton, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Philip and Lillian (May) Cluett. Fanny had immigrated to Nova Scotia from Newfoundland in 1929. Since 1938, she was a member of Emmanuel Anglican Church, Spryfield, where she served on the ACW and Altar Guild. She is survived by her son, Douglas (Elva), Lower Sackville, NS, daughter, Donna Wilson (Robert), St. Augustine, Florida, a sister, Rita McFarland, Riverview, NB, 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, George in 1982, her sons, Donald in infancy, George "Buddy", Norman, and Terry, sister, Emily, and brothers, John and Watson. Arrangements are under the care of JA Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax, NS (477.5601), where visitation will be held on Thursday from 7-9 PM. Funeral service will be held on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 11 AM from Emmanuel Anglican Church. Interment will take place in Emmanuel Church Cemetery, followed by a reception in the church hall. In memory of Fanny, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Words of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting

YARN, Rebecca
Date of Birth, Sunday, September 7th 1919 - Date of Death, Saturday, May 28th 2011
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 30, 2011
Yarn, Rebecca Ada
- 91, Halifax passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at Melville Lodge Care Center, with her loving family by her side. Born in English Harbour West, NL, she was a daughter of the late Joshua and Harriett (Osborne) Power. Rebecca will be sadly missed by her daughters, Marina, Springfield, NS and Effie (Arthur) Liscombe, NS, daughter in law Patsy,Halifax, grandchildren, George, Angela, Kellylynn, Richard and great grandchildren, Ryan, Ali, Darcy and Amanda, brother, Bertram, and sister, Annie. She was predeceased by her husband George, son, Clifford, grandson, Clifford, brothers, Harold, Clarence, Samuel, Walt and William, and sister, Bessie. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the Staff at Melville Lodge for their care and compassion. Cremation has taken place under the care of JA Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax, NS (477.5601). By request, there will be no visitation or service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rebecca's memory may be made to the Metro SPCA, 5 Scarfe Crt, Dartmouth, NS B3B 1W4. Words of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting



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