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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
August 2012


BAKER, Gladys Joyce - 67
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 23, 2012
Oakland, Lunenburg County

passed away suddenly at home, August 20, 2012. Born August 24, 1944 in St. John's, NFLD, she was the daughter of Jean A. Oxner, Mahone Bay and the late Karl Donald Oxner. Gladys is survived by her husband of 47 years, Bruce; son, Bruce Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth, Martins Point; daughter, Denise and her fiancé, Timmy Tanner, Back Centre; grandchildren, Rachel and Nathan Baker; Kelsi-Rose and Ivy-Marie Tanner; brother, Karl Oxner and his companion, Carol Bell, Bridgetown.

Gladys worked in the insurance industry most of her life working for Canavans Insurance Appraisals and most recently Penny's Insurance. She loved her grandchildren, enjoyed camping, music and the friends she made through Bruce's involvement with bands over the years. She loved going to bingo with her mother and best friend, Jean, and spending time with family and friends.

No visiting hours. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, August 24 at Park Cemetery, Mahone Bay, Rev. Stephen Kristenson officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the family. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Mahone Funeral Home, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay (902) 624-8241. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting:

BROOKS, Melinda Elizabeth
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 23, 2012
Melinda Elizabeth (Lane, Johnson) Brooks
- 79, Camden, Colchester County. It is with heavy hearts that we announce Melinda's passing on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, surrounded by her loving family, at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Grand Falls, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Florence (Squires) Lane. In her younger years, she was employed as a counselor at the NS Training School, Bible Hill, and later as a counselor with CMHC, Halifax.

Melinda is survived by her husband, Keith Brooks; daughters, Judith (Rick) Nauss, Camden; Catherine (Mike Sharpe) Johnson, Mechanic Settlement, New Brunswick; sons, James (Carol) Johnson, Port Hawkesbury; David L. Johnson, Truro; step-son, Steven (Janice) Brooks, Pouch Cove, Newfoundland; step-daughter, Elizabeth Humber, St. John's, Newfoundland; brothers, Reginald Lane, Walter (Maxine) Lane, Grand Falls - Windsor, Newfoundland; sister-in-law, Joyce Lane, Grand Falls - Windsor, Newfoundland; 14 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Roy Frank Johnson; brother, Kenneth; brother and sister-in-law, Llewwelyn "Manny" and Audrey; brother, Gerald; sister-in-law, Vera Lane.

Melinda was a member of McCulloch United Church, Harmony-Camden and the UCW. She will always be lovingly remembered for her wonderful sense of humour, her love for knitting, homemade jewelry, quilting and gardening for which many of her loved ones benefited greatly. It was always difficult to determine which gave her more pleasure - the work or the giving to ones she loved.

Melinda's family want to extend a sincere and heartfelt "Thank You" to Dr. Christopher Cook and the doctors and nurses of Palliative Care Unit, Fourth Floor, Colchester Regional Hospital. We also appreciate and are grateful to our Harmony-Camden United Church family, especially Reverend Sue, members of UCW as well as her other friends who offered support, food, encouragement and love.

Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, August 25, 2012, in McCulloch United Church, corner of Harmony and Camden Roads, Harmony, Reverend Sue King-Darby officiating. Reception will follow in the church basement. In lieu flowers, donations in Melinda's memory to McCulloch United Church are welcomed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Melinda's obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:

EDDISON, Melvin Brent-35
February 28, 1977 - August 5, 2012
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 8, 2012

of Kingston, passed away suddenly Sunday, August 5, 2012 in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Goose Bay, Labrador, he was a son of M. Harvey and Evelyn (Ward) Eddison of Kingston. Melvin was employed with Dexter's Construction. He was always the first person to lend a hand to family and friends or a stranger on the street. Melvin was a devoted father, caring brother and enjoyed life to the fullest. Besides his parents, he is survived by son, Brent Eddison, Kingston; brother, Marty Eddison (Josie Carter), Kingston; maternal grandparents, Sam and Dora Penney, Port Hope Simpson, NL; paternal grandparents, Carmen and Mabel Eddison, Hay Cove, NL; uncle, Mike Penney; niece, Gabrielle; nephew, Tyler; special friend and companion, Shannon Hohmann and her children, Kassidy, Kayleigh and Karissa all of Kingston. He was predeceased by cousin, Lindsay. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 at the Central United Church, Hay Cove, NL with interment following in the Church Cemetery. A Celebration of Life service will be held at All Saint's Anglican Church, Kingston at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Middleton Funeral Home 398 Main Street (902) 825-3448. Donations in memory may be made to the Brent Eddison Trust Fund through Scotia Bank, Greenwood, NS or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Online guest book may be signed by visiting:

Fagan, Reginald "Reg"- 79
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 11, 2012
passed away peacefully on August 9, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. Born in St. Mary's, NL, he was the son of the late Joseph and Bridget (Yetman) Fagan. He is survived by his wife, Theresa (Grant); son, Gerard (Janice) Fagan, daughters, Donna (Ken) Joudrey, Elizabeth (Jimmy) Fagan, Margie (Derek) Hamm; Gina (Donald) MacGillivray; 14 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, brothers, Larry and Hugh, sisters, Carmel and Sr. Monica. He was predeceased by four brothers. Reg began his career as a teacher in St. Mary's, followed by 35 years with Coast Guard Marine Radio. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, enjoyed woodworking, volunteering with the Red Cross Blood Services and loved playing cards. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the QEII Emergency Dept and the VG Palliative Care Unit.Arrangements are under the care of J.A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. (477-5601) 149 Herring Cove Rd., where visitation will take place from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Sunday, August 12. A funeral mass will be held from the St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church,. at 11:00 a.m. Monday August 13. Followed by an interment in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Donations in memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Words of comfort can be sent to the family by visiting

FOX, Julie Irene
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 27, 2012
Fox, Julie Irene - 40 (April 10, 1972 - August 23, 2012
) of Lower Sackville died peacefully in her sleep on August 23, 2012 at home. Born in McCallum Newfoundland she was the youngest daughter of Hartland and Lillian (Hodder) Wellman. She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Beaver Bank and enjoyed singing in the church choir. Julie is survived by her husband of fifteen years and best friend, Trevor Fox; Lower Sackville, parents Hartland and Lillian Wellman, siblings, Leoda Harrison; Beaver Bank, Christopher Wellman (Monique); Campbellton, Newfoundland, nephews, Mark, Jack and Isaac Harrison, nieces, Victoria and Olivia Fox, numerous family and friends in McCallum and throughout Newfoundland. Visitation will be held on Monday August 27 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in Atlantic Funeral Home 125 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday August 28 at 2 pm in Church of the Good Shepherd, Beaver Bank, Rev. Sandra Hounsell-Drover officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Julie may be made to the Canadian Kidney Foundation or a charity of one's choice. On line condolences www (Sackville chapel)

GORMAN, Patricia Bridget
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 29, 2012
Gorman, Patricia Bridget
- age 86 (October 24, 1925 - August 27, 2012) of Halifax passed away Monday August 27, 2012 at home surrounded by her family. Born on Bell Island, Newfoundland to the late John and Elizabeth (Hammond) Fitzpatrick and raised in Purcell's Cove, Nova Scotia by parents Nellie (Fitzpatrick) and Richard Allen. Pat worked in the Simpsons adjusting office until becoming a stay-at-home mom who was always there for her family. She had a great sense of humour and a ready smile for everyone she met. She was predeceased by her husband Carl and is survived by children, Pamela (Jim) Livingstone, Calgary, Ken (Louise), Halifax, Patty (Barry) Shea, Halifax, Carl, Victoria; dear sister-in-law, Loraine (Bill) Raines, Lower Sackville. "Nannie G" will be deeply missed by grandchildren, Laurie and Katherine Livingstone, Ryan (Jacqui) and Krista Shea, Amy and Jody Gorman, and Tara Gorman. Visitation will be held from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Thursday August 30th at Atlantic Funeral Homes, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday August 31st at Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta (formerly St. Stephen's) 6032 Normandy Dr., Halifax. Burial will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Donations in memory of Pat may be made to the Nova Scotia Kidney Foundation or QEII Foundation (Dialysis Unit). The family would like to thank the V.O.N. nurses, home palliative care team and a very special thank you to the dialysis staff at the Dixon unit who cared for mom for the last 5 yrs. They made a very difficult situation easier to bear and were always able to put a smile on mom's face. Also a special thanks to our dialysis friends who became like family and supported us through the last 5 yrs. On-line condolences may be sent by visiting our Halifax chapel at:

HARDING, Eric John - 76
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 3, 2012

of Eastern Passage passed away August 1, 2012 at the Halifax Infirmary QEII, surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. Born in Little Bay West, Fortune Bay, NF he was the son of the late Frank & Effie (Rose) Harding. Eric spent the majority of his working life on the sea. He was a Chief Steward working with Imperial Oil, Karlsen Shipping and retiring from Secunda Marine in 2000. Dad was very honoured when he received the "Meritorious Certificate" by the Priory of Canada as a crew member of the MV "Terra Nova Sea". The crew risked their lives to save the lives of the entire crew of 35 from the MV "Pal Wind" on November 9, 1994, during a severe storm with 30 foot seas off Newfoundland's West Coast. Dad enjoyed fishing, especially smelt fishing, and enjoyed nothing better than cooking meals for friends and neighbours.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years Hazel (Cluett); daughters, Darlene (Brian) Ellis, Valerie (Dennis) Smith and Shauna McKenzie (Scott Beaver) and son Kerry (Judy Crawford), grandchildren, Erica, Myles, Mallory, Ian and Devon. Sisters Phoebe Strowbridge and Maude Mullins, brothers Ralph (Jessie), George (Dot), Lloyd (Betty) and many close nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Darrell. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be Sunday, August 5th from 2-4 and 7-9 at Mattatall's Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth. Memorial Service will be held Monday, August 6th at 11AM, St. Alban's Anglican Church, 345 Pleasant St., Dartmouth with Rev. Frances Drolet-Smith officiating. A private family burial will be held at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice. Our heartfelt thanks to the ICU staff at the Dartmouth General Hospital and QEII 5.1 & 5.2 for your compassionate care during Dad's illness. On-line condolences may be viewed or sent to

OSBOURNE, Mary "Pearl"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 30, 2012
Date of Birth Monday, September 6th, 1943
Date of Death Monday, August 27th, 2012

It is with sadness the family of Mary Pearl Osbourne, of Lunenburg announce her passing on Monday, August 27th, 2012 at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax.
Born in English Harbour West, NF, she was a daughter of the late Jim and Elizabeth (Bolt) Bishop.
Pearl's love of her life was spending time with family and caring for her home. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening and tole painting wooden crafts made by her husband Tom. Pearl also had a tremendous love of animals, especially her cats and dogs.
A faithful member of St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg.
Pearl is survived by her daughters, Annette (Randall) Romkey, Lunenburg; Janice Garrett (Alan Almon), Halifax; Tammy (Kevin) Juteau, Bridgewater; son, William Garrett, (Valerie Pringle), Halifax, grandchildren, Lisa, Daniel, Brandon, Jonathan, Toni and Brittany, great grandchildren, Kyler, Nathan, Anthony, Thomas and Audrina; sisters, Sarah Gould, Halifax; Carrie Harris, Lucy Fizzard, both of N.L. brothers, Bill (Pauline) Bishop, Shelburne; Launce (Jane) Bishop, Halifax and Jim Bishop, Alberta. She was predeceased by husband Thomas George Osbourne; first husband William Garrett, brother Jack and infant brother Eric.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg, where a service to celebrate Pearl's life will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, Rev. Alvin Westgate, officiating. In lieu of flowers,donations to the family would be appreciated.

Payne (White), Bernadette Maria - 89
(December 12, 1922 - August 4, 2012)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 8, 2012

of Halifax passed away Saturday August 4, 2012 at the VG Site, QEII. Born in Burin NL., she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Penney) White, of Halifax. She was an avid Blue Jays fan and a strong curling fan. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and especially enjoyed family get togethers. Bernadette was a loving mother and will be deeply missed. She is survived by daughter, Margie Conrad, Halifax; sons, Jim (Deborah) Payne, Cole Harbour, Tim (Janet) Payne, Stratford, PEI, Paul (Paulette) Payne, Halifax; grandchildren, Kevin (Lisa), Nicholas (Tiffany), Ashley, Jordan, Liam, Kirsten; great grandchildren, Clark and Dylan; sister, Ellen Cannon, Pickering, ON, Patrick White, Windsor, ON; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Hubert Payne; sister, Elizabeth Chaisson. Visitation will be held from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Thursday August 9 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday August 10 in Saint Benedict Roman Catholic Church, 45 Radcliffe Dr., Halifax. Interment will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. On-line condolences may be sent by visiting our Halifax Chapel at:

Turnbull, Lillian May - 86
(January 09, 1926 - August 06, 2012)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 8, 2012

Truro, passed away August 6, 2012. Born on January 9, 1926 in St John's NL, she was the daughter of the late Simon and Caroline (Langer) Cox. She taught school in Fogo, NL and later went to the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, where she taught school for a number of years. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Church, Magdalen Islands, and much involved in community activities. She was an organist, taught Sunday School, and was a member of the Anglican Church Women's Association. In 1989 she became the receptor of the "Heart of Gold" award, given by Air Canada and the Community Newspaper for her outstanding contribution to her community. When she and her husband retired in 1990, they moved to Truro, Nova Scotia. She became a choir member of the St John's Anglican Church and served faithfully. She loved singing and so joined the "Happy Harmonies" and performed with the group in many places including nursing homes. Her hobbies included cooking, crafts, traveling, dancing, bowling and writing poetry.

She was a loving mother to and will be missed by: Carolyn Rushton (Dwain) Truro, Pauline Philbert (Rene), Limoges, ON, Sharon Goodbody (Ken) Rockland, ON, and Walter, Truro; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; three sisters and three brothers, NL. She was predeceased by her husband Walter and her brother Frank Cox. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or St John's Anglican Church, Truro. A special thank you to Ruth and George Naugler, and to Elizabeth and Mark Blair for their love and care of our mother for four years, and also thanks to the staff at Shannex, Elk Court for their care and kindness during her last months with us. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 10 from 1-2 pm followed by a funeral service at 2 pm in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating. Interment in Terrace Hill Cemetery. On-line condolences and donations may be made at



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