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: www.jasnowfuneralhome.com
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: www.jasnowfuneralhome.com
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 16, 2011
Died November 6, 2011
Lily was born on November 12, 1925 to Hayward & Lydia Winsor at Triton,
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,
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
Family and friends may send condolences by visiting: www.jasnowfuneralhome.com
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 www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com
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.
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
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 www.jasnowfuneralhome.com
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: www.colchestercommunity.com
"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 ettingerfuneralhome.com 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
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.
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 www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com