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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
November 2011


BROWN, Wavey
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 27, 2011
September 28, 1934 - November 25, 2011
BROWN, Wavey (Grandy)
. - 77, of Spryfield, passed away at the Sagewood on Friday, November 25, 2011. Born in Garnish, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Alice (Thorne) Grandy. She was retired from Sears after 30 plus years. She was also a Sunday School Teacher. She enjoyed gardening and she especially enjoyed children. She is survived by daughters Susan Brown-Webb (Phillip); Carol-Anne Piecznski (Larry); sons Robert W.; Wallace (Christine). She is also survived by sisters Elizabeth (Ray) Abbott; Marves Mitchell; brothers Curtis (Clara); Earl (Almeda), 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sister Dinah and brothers Howard, Ronald, Willis and Douglas. Visitation will be held at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax on Monday, November 28, 2011 at 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul's United Church on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Jeanie Stewart officiating. Burial at Oakridge Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the IWK Children's Hospital, (Baby Ward). Please visit:

CRANN, Alma Wanita
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 24, 2011
December 2, 1936 - November 22, 2011
CRANN, Alma Wanita
- 74, of Dartmouth, N.S. passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2011, peacefully at home. Born in Bell Island, NL, she was the daughter of the late William and Blanche (Goss) Pearce. She was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great friend to all who knew her. Alma is survived by her husband, Arthur of 56 years; sons Brian and Harry; daughters Diane (Bernie Campbell), Sheila (Robert Murphy) and Nancy; brothers Frank and Harry; sisters Gloria, Greta, Louise, Rowena; grandchildren: Joseph, Justin, Krista, Cindy, Brandi, Sarah, Ashley, Robyn, and Brooke; and four great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by sisters Ruth, Cora, Lyda; brother Jack and son Blair. Memorial service will be held at A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth (902) 461-0700 on Friday, November 25th at 11:00am. Interment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lwr. Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. For on-line condolences, please visit:

D'EON, Mary Jane (McGrath)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 14, 2011
October 10, 1923 - November 11, 2011
D'EON, Mary Jane "Sis"
- of Halifax passed away peacefully on November 11, 2011 at the Halifax Infirmary Q E II Site, in the presence of family members. Born in Colliers, NL, she was the daughter of Patrick and Mary (Cole) McGrath, She was a teacher for many years in Newfoundland. She was a teacher at Sackville High School, NS. She was a Guidance Counsellor at C.P. Allen High School, Bedford, NS, until retirement. She is survived by sisters Anna Davies, Kingston, Ont., Joan Dunbar, Carol Ann (Ian) and Rankin, Patricia (Walter) Power, and Carmel McGrath, all of Halifax, brother, James A. McGrath, St. John's, NL. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ron D'Eon. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Benedict Parish. Father Bernie O'Neil officiating. Burial at a later date in Newfoundland. No flowers by request, donations may be made to any charity of choice. To leave a condolence please visit:

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 16, 2011
Died November 6, 2011

Lily was born on November 12, 1925 to Hayward & Lydia Winsor at Triton, NL. She was married to Cyril Dowden in St. John's, NL. Lily loved so much of life - cooking, baking, sharing what she made, making people laugh. But she loved her family most of all and was fiercely protective of them. She is pre-deceased by Parents: Hayward & Lydia; Husband: Cyril; Sisters: Ruby & Avis; Brother: Freeman; Son: David. She leaves to mourn: Daughter: Lydia (Steven); Grandchildren: Dawn, Corinne, Shara & Evan; Great-Grandchildren: Ethan, Kalan, Keira & Ronan; Brother: Murray (Cecilia); Sisters: Nellie & Gladys (Wesley). The funeral service was conducted by Major Larry Fudge from the Salvation Army Citadel, Triton, with interment following at the Community Cemetery, Triton. Pallbearers were cousin Warrick Winsor, Grandson Evan Budgell, Niece's husband Jim Roberts, nephews George Brown, Joe Winsor, Danny Bowring. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Gail Noel and Harry Oxford of green bay Funeral Home, Springdale, NL.

GRANDY, Lucretia
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 8, 2011
September 6, 1921 - November 1, 2011
Grandy, Lucretia
- 90, of Williamswood, passed away peacefully on Nov 1, 2011 in the QE11 Health Sciences Centre with family by her side. Lucretia was born in Garnish, NL on September 6, 1921 to the late Arthur and Elizabeth (White) Grandy. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Surviving are daughters, Valerie Mansfield (Wayne), Williamswood and Gail Romans(David), Hammonds Plains, Granddaughter, Rhonda Davis, Enfield; Great-Grandsons, Aidan Davis & Ethan Davis, Enfield, brother, Willis Grandy (Ada) Timberlea; sisters, Laura Stevens, Clayton Park and Jean Brunette, Elliot Lake, On; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Howard Grandy; twin brothers, Tom and Steve Grandy; sister Ruby Tibbo. No visitation by request. Cremation has taken place under the care of J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax N.S. (902) 455-0531, where there will be a memorial service, Wednesday, November 9, at 1 P.M. Major Donna Howell, officiating. Reception to follow. Interment to take place in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax. Family Flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Family and friends may send condolences by visiting:

HUBLEY, Sarah "Mae"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 19, 2011
Hubley, Sarah "Mae"
- 67 of Eastern Passage passed away on November 17, 2011. Born in Corner Brook, N.L. she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary (Penny) Kennedy. Mae, a proud "Newfie", loved being with her family . She enjoyed shopping and her scratch tickets. She is survived by her daughters, Veronica (Michael) Young, Elizabeth Hubley, grandchildren, Jacqueline (Ryan), Kyle, John, Michelle, Jerrica and great-granddaughter, Jayleigh; brothers, Eric (Edie) Kennedy, Bernard (Rose) Kennedy, sisters, Joan (Don) Murphy, Maudie Kennedy (Jim), Barbara Kennedy. Predeceased by her husband, Harlon, granddaughter ,Jocelyn; sister, Hilda. Funeral service will be held on Monday November 21 at 10am in St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Parish in Eastern Passage, 1570 Shore Road. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be made at

Lee, Cedella "Della"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 24, 2011
October 2, 1928 - November 21, 2011
Cedella (Tulk/Morse/Smith) Lee
- 83, of Halifax, died peacefully on Nov. 21. Della was one of three daughters born to Julia Cluett (Lee) and Raymond Albert Tulk of Belleoram, Fortune Bay, Newfoundland. Both her sisters, Ada May and Tryphena, died of tuberculosis before reaching adulthood.

Cedell graduated high school in Belleoram in 1945 and Bishop Spencer College, in St John's, in 1946. From 1946 to 1985 she worked as a secretary: National Life Assurance Company, Univ. of King's College, Rideau High School (Ottawa), and the Awards Office, and Departments of Biology, Oceanography and Family Medicine at Dalhousie Univ. Della was an efficient and organized secretary and met with high praise and admiration from all her employers.

Cedella married Murray Neil Morse in 1950, divorced after 23 years, married Edward Smith in 1980 (deceased 1986), and then married Don Lee in 1990 (deceased 2010). She moved multiple times as the wife of a member of the Canadian Forces. Wherever she went, she was active in and dedicated to the Anglican Church of Canada, by playing organ, singing in the choir and serving on the Ladies' Guild. She also served as Vice-President for the Provincial IODE, working hard and travelling all over the Maritimes fulfilling her duties. Della also served in the local Chapter of the IODE. She volunteered at Ronald MacDonald House and for the Cancer Society. She and Don travelled Canada, the Carribean and Europe, enjoyed many cruises together and visited friends in Florida. She loved to read, dance, sing, play bridge, scrabble and bowl, and she curled and played the accordion once upon a time. Della loved her cottage, Hummingbird Haven, on the Malagash shore and the sense of peace it gave her. Also, there was nothing tastier than fresh lobster for dinner at the cottage shared with good friends and family! She nurtured birds, flowers and trees (especially her high bush blueberries) and enjoyed the company of neighbours, friends and family in this idyllic spot. She loved to bake and make jams (the family adored her Christmas fruitcake), to laugh and she believed in working hard and persevering.

Della was strong and courageous and beautiful. She was not afraid to show tears of sadness or joy. Most of all, she showered her family with love, pride, support and encouragement. She did all this and raised 5 children and cared deeply for 7 step-children: Murray Neil Morse (Nadeen Brooks), Stuart Raymond Morse (Lisa Richardson), Christopher Lee Morse (Patti Morse), Julia Muriel Cottingham (Greg Cottingham), and Timothy David Morse (Taylor Bernard), Step-children Jack Smith, Bob Smith (Donna), Margie Davey (Tim Davey), Jeffrey Lee, Brian Lee (Trish Smith), Carter Lee, and Wendy Power (Randy Power). Della has 19 grandchildren: Sarah and Trevor Morse, David, Michael and Samuel Morse, Matthew and Neil Cottingham, Ellie and Alma Bernard, Atticus Morse, Hannah Smith, Gillian Smith, Kyra, Jennifer and Stephanie Lee, Connor Lee, Jackson, Bridget and Rachel Power. She will be dearly missed by and live on in the hearts of her children and grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff at the Berkley Bedford, Home Instead Senior Care and Carter Senior Care for their professionalism and kindness.

Visitation will be held at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax (902) 455-0531, on Thursday, Nov. 24 from 6-8pm. Funeral service will be held at St. Peter's Anglican Church, Birch Cove, Bedford, on Fri., Nov. 25 at 10am. Reception in the church hall to follow. Flowers can be sent to Snow's Funeral Home, , or in memoriam donations can be sent to Cluett House Museum Heritage Fund (Town of Belleoram, PO Box 91, Belleoram, NF, A0H 1B0 c/o Mayor Steward May) or the Alzheimer Society or charity of your choice. Please visit

MANTLE, Ada Maria
The Chronicle herald, Halifax, November 29, 2011
Date of Birth: Wednesday, July 12th, 1916
Date of Death: Saturday, November 26th, 2011
Mantle, Ada Maria
- Lower Truro. We regret to announce the passing of our beloved mother, Ada Maria Mantle, 95, of Lower Truro Road on November 26, 2011 at the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, surrounded by the love and support of her family. Born in Trinity East, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Rachel (Jones) Fifield. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She married our father, Stan Mantle in Curling, Newfoundland prior to coming to "Mantle Hill", where she resided until her passing. Mom taught for over 32 years, first in Newfoundland, then in Lower Truro, Beaver Brook, Onslow Parade School and in Truro schools with Special Education. She was a dedicated teacher who took a special interest in each student. Our mother volunteered countless hours to organizations such as the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, Alumni Association of the Nova Scotia Teacher's College, Boys and Girls Club and numerous other worthy causes. Mom's dedication to the Truro Heights United Baptist Church resulted in many years of faithful service until her failing health. Our parents loved being "on the go". They were avid bowlers and enjoyed card parties. Mom loved music and writing poetry and readily shared her talents with others.

She is survived by her children, Dianne Mantle, Salmon River; William "Bill", Halifax; Linda (Ross) Weatherbee, Truro Heights; Barbara (Dan) Molly, Port Alberni, BC; Harry (Debbie), Lower Truro; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and her faithful cat, Goldie. Ada was predeceased by our father Cyril Stanley (2001) after 57 years of marriage, and a grandson Aaron Weatherbee (1995); sisters, Betty, Charity and Frances; brothers, Orlando and Jack. A heartfelt thanks is extended to the Victorian Order of Nurses and the nursing staff of 4 East of the Colchester Regional Hospital. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 29th from 6-9pm with a Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Tribute Service at 6pm. Funeral service on Wednesday, November 30th at 2pm, all in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, with Pastor Greg Porter officiating. Spring interment in the Truro Heights Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses, Truro Heights United Baptist Church or to a charity of choice. Live web-casting of the service will begin at 1:58 pm (Atlantic Time) and is available along with on-line condolences and donations at:
"Forever loved and missed on Mantle Hill"

PARSONS, Francis "Frank" Eugene
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 30, 2011
February 20, 1951 - November 24, 2011
PARSONS, Francis Eugene "Frank"
- 60, Enfield, passed away suddenly November 24, 2011. Born in Hare Bay, NL, he was a son of John Parsons, Gander, NL and the late Pearl (Collins) Parsons. Frank retired from Air Canada after 30 years service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time back at his camp and rebuilding his boats. Frank's garage was a gathering place where he would play darts, fix things, socialize and enjoy the company of his many friends. He will be sadly missed by his wife Trish (Newell), daughter Cheryl Parsons son Dale Parsons; granddaughters Julia and Sydney Matheson; sisters Lucy (Clyde) Pritchett, Madeline (David) Brown; brother Raymond (Laurie) Parsons; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Christine and his brother Anthony. Visitation 2-4 & 6-8pm Thursday with funeral service 2pm, Friday, December 2, 2011, in Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Highway 2, Shubenacadie, Rev. David LeBlanc officiating. Family flowers only, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Family and friends may visit Frank's Everlasting Memorial at where you may view cherished photos and leave both spoken and written messages to honour him

SMITH, Ellen Eunice Winnifred
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 4, 2011
Martin's Point.
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we the family announce the passing of our dear and wonderful mother, "Winnie". Till the end mom fought a courage's battle with cancer and God has called her home at the age of 71 on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 surrounded by her family. Winnie was born on Three Rock Cove, NL and was the daughter of Matthew and Eunice (Gale) Besaw. She enjoyed cooking, baking, a good game of cards especially Newfie Bingo. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed going on outings with her special niece Donna (Rick), Halifax whom she loved as a daughter. She is survived by her sons Tony (Tammy), Martin's Point, Pat(Judy), Martin's River, Harold (Brenda), NL; daughters Shelly (Todd) Hiltz Martin's River, Lisa (Billy) Zinck, Chester, Amanda Smith (Kevin), Western Shore and Felicia (Jamie) Sawler, Chester Basin. Grandchildren, Christopher, Colin, Ruthie-Anne, Nicholas, Jordan, Bailey, Chloe, Makayla, Alexis, Shawn, Tracey, Krista and Cody and Destiny; Great-grandchildren, Jesse and Allison. Winnie's siblings Burtley (Marg) Besaw, Chester Basin and Vera White, Stephenville, NL. She was predeceased by her husbands Patrick Smith and Clyde Green; sons Tommy and Donald and daughter-in-law Sandy. There will be no Visitation. Funeral service will be under the gentle care of Davis Funeral Home, Chester at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 5th with Rev. Dr. Dan Green officiating. Family flowers only please. Donations may be made to the South Shore Regional Hospital-Chemotherapy Dept. or a local Food Bank. The family would like to extend a very special thanks to Dr. Heather Robertson and Kristina, to the Chemotherapy Unit Staff and Dr. Wojciech Morzyck, Cancer Centre, Dixon Building, Halifax.

SOPER, Cecil
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 14, 2011
Cecil Soper
80, Halifax, Passed peacefully away at the White Hills Long Term Care Facility on Tuesday, November 8, 2011. Born in St. John's, NL, Cec is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Gwen (Stockley) who was by his side as he passed, and continually over the years as he battled Alzheimer's disease. He was the foundation upon which we built a loving family, and he always cherished being surrounded by them as much as possible. We feel he took comfort knowing we were with him in his final hours. Leaving to mourn - and also celebrate - his life, are children, Brenda (Patrick) French, Robert (Denise) Soper, Donna (Gerald) Wells, Keith (Paula) Soper and Michelle (Doug) Bowdery. Visits, vacations, parties, sports and dinners were joys of his life - but no joys were greater than when he experienced the births of his 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He simply cherished them. Leaving to mourn also are, brother, Leroy (Della) and sister, Diane (Mike); brother-in-law, Art Stockley (Daphne) and sister-in-law, Shirley Price (Luke).

Cec had been living away from Newfoundland for 30 years and is remembered for his outstanding work as a sports administrator and volunteer, as well as for his athletic career in the 1950s in his native province. His varied professional career included working in retail as a small business owner, as Town Manager of Clarenville, in the oil industry as a VP with The Newfoundland Refining Company Ltd., and eventually took him to the USA and mainland Canada in the cable television industry, as part owner of a piano company and as an entrepreneur who 'played the market'. The LA Dodgers, bowling, dropping-a-line at Gander Pond, and Frank Sinatra's music were topics for many a good natured argument. He loved it all! He instilled in us that integrity, hard work, sacrifices and respect for people are the foundations upon which a good and graceful life is lived. His spirit, values, decency and wicked sense of humour lives on. Bless you Dad...enjoy this journey as you enjoyed life. He was predeceased by his mother, Gladys Peach (Rick) and father, Ed Soper; brothers, Ed (Beulah) and Ron (Bernice); sisters, Dorothy (Aaron), Rona (Bob). Cremation and a service celebrating his life have both taken place. Interment will take place in St. John's, Newfoundland next summer, 2012. As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Seniors Resource Centre Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, 280 Torbay Road, Suite W 100, St. John's Newfoundland A1A 3W8, (709) 737-2333 or to the Canadian Alzheimer's Society. To the staff of Glades and White Hills Long Term Care facilities, we want you to know that you are more than professional caregivers - you are special people doing a special job. You have touched Cecil's life and the lives of our family in ways that are immensely appreciated. Please accept our eternal gratitude.

STEWART, Capt. Silas
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 24, 2011
STEWART - Capt. Silas Stewart
, 81 of Lakelands, Hants County, passed away at Hants Community Hospital surrounded by his loving family on Monday, November 21, 2011. Born September 12, 1930 in Boxey, Newfoundland to Berthia (Bladgon) and the Late William Stewart. A proud fisherman from the age of 14 his living was made from the sea working for many boat owners before becoming an entrepreneur at the age of 49. A man of great faith, strength and courage leaves to mourn his wife and life partner of 58 years, Phoebe (Baker) and children Bruce (Elaine) Stewart, Enfield, Richard (Sharla) Stewart, Dartmouth, Jessie (Michael) Barrett, Lakelands and Shelly (Glen) Williams, Lakelands, Grandchildren, Jaret, Nicholas, Anthony, Bradlee, Cheyenne, Mitchel, Jake, Ashton and Matthew as well as 10 Great Grandchildren. Brother William (Francis) Stewart, sisters Joyce Conrad, June Stewart and Melita Osborne, Brothers-in-law, Absalom (Joyce) Baker, George (Alice) Baker, Conrad (Murna) Baker, Sisters-in-Law Muriel Harder and Gladys Lawrence. Predeceased by Brother Lewis Stewart, Brothers-in-law Joseph Lawrence, Frank Harder and grand daughter Jenna Marie Barrett. As per Dad's wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction Atlantic Funeral Home. Service to be held on Friday, November 25, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Emmanuel Anglican Church in Spryfield with reception to follow at the Church Hall. Family flowers only, donation can be made to either the Memory Clinic, Veteran's Memorial at the QEII Health Science Center or the Canadian Cancer Society.

WHITE (Seward), Nellie - 84, of Halifax
The Chronicle Halifax, November 21, 2011
(February 21, 1927 - November 19, 2011)
Passed away November 19, 2011 at the QEII Infirmary Site.
Born in Gooseberry Cove, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Marion (Coombs) Seward. Our beloved mother and friend came to Halifax as a young teenager during the war time. Because she was raised in a large, blended family, her memories and love for her parents and siblings laid the foundation for the person she would become. She was a blend of modesty, strong character and spirit. Nellie had the gift of empathy and drawing people to her, always caring and thinking of others and treasuring her relationships with family and friends. Part of this generosity fuelled her need to include everyone and make sure all were fed. We loved it when she made meals and baked for us. Everyone was welcome at our home and table. Looking back at pictures of her holding her grandchildren, it was then realized that we seldom got a picture of her face. Her eyes and attention were always lovingly focussed on the children. Nellie and Jack had over 20 years of retirement devoted to travel, friends and adventure. She was a life-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Vimy Branch, always enjoying the legion activities and friends she met there. She was game for trying anything and going anywhere. We will miss the fun times with her. She was precious to us. What a wonderful legacy for us. Rest in peace. The world was a better place because of you. We were so fortunate to have her in our lives for all of her years. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, John; son, Peter (Margie) White, Beaver Bank; daughters, Susan (Byron) White-Bona, Vancouver, Barb (Jim) Miller, Herring Cove; Grandchildren, Dennis (Jessica) Bona, Daniel Bona, Nicole Miller; Great-Grandchildren, Anna Bona, William Bona; sister, Louise (Doug) Brunette, Montreal. Nellie was predeceased by her brothers, Seward, Martin Seward, Tom Seward as well as her sisters, Mary, Maizie, Gertrude and Hattie. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 pm Tuesday, November 22 at Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road from where funeral service will take place 1 pm Wednesday, November 23. A reception will follow at the funeral home reception center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online Condolences may be made by visiting our Halifax Chapel at



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