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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
February 2012


The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 3, 2012
(June 25, 1925 - February 2, 2012)
BOUTCHER, H. Mary "Minnie",
85, of White Hills Long Term Care, Pockwock Road, passed away February 2nd, 2012 at White Hills. Born in Rencontre East, Fortune Bay, NFLD, she was the daughter of the late William and Gertrude (Oakey) Quann. Mary loved playing bingo, shopping, music, dancing and entertaining her friends and family. She was a member of the Albert J. Walker Senior's Club. Mary is survived by daughter Kathy Sangster, Mahone Bay; sons Johnny Blagdon, Mahone Bay, Ernie Blagdon, Victoria , BC; several grand children and great-grandchildren ; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband Oliver Boutcher; son in infancy; sisters Jane Barnes, Ann Quann; brother William Quann. Visitation will be held Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 in Atlantic Funeral Home 125 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville , where the funeral will be held Monday February 6th at 2 pm. Rev. James Haughn officiating. Burial to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery with a reception to follow in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to White Hills Long term Care, or the Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made by visiting the website

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 1, 2012
November 29, 1929 - February 28, 2012
CANNING, Kevin Michael
- 82, of Bedford, a resident of The Berkeley, Kevin passed over into the arms of our Heavenly Father peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the QEII on February 28, 2012. Born in Corner Brook, NL to the late John and Annie (Pecoe) Canning, he was the last surviving member of his family. Kevin served in the RCN on the HMCS Magnificent, Quebec and in Korea on the Haida. In 1952, Kevin participated with the RCN Honour Guard at Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation in London. He retired from the RCN to work as Chief Marine Engineer for DND for 35 years. He was the last serving Chief Engineer on the HMCS Sackville. Kevin had an engaging personality, warm smile, quick wit and together with his sparkling blue eyes, was quite charming. He played in his earlier years and was a loyal hockey fan all his life and was an active member of the Newfoundland Club. He is survived by his daughters Donna and Sandra (Alfred Jennings) and by his grandchildren Colin and Stephanie Oickle, Kaylee, Shaelyn (David Howard) and Kyle Balcom; great-grandson Noah, Stephen Oickle and by numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Sarah Margaret and sisters Mary Lasaga, Elizabeth Noseworthy and brother John, all of Corner Brook, NL. Our sincere appreciation and thanks to the doctors and nurses on 7.4 and IMCU units who provided attentive care, support and kindness to Kevin and his family. There will be no visitation. Service to take place at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax (902) 455-0531 on Saturday, March 3rd at 1:30pm. Family flowers only. Donations in Kevin's memory may be made to the QEII Foundation. Please visit:
"He is not lost our dearest one, nor has he travelled far, just stepped inside Heaven's loveliest room and left the door ajar".

COX, Harold Edgar
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 18, 2012
(April 5, 1916 - February 16, 2012)
Harold Edgar Cox
, 95, died Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Harold died peacefully with his family close by. Harold was predeceased by his wife, Ethel Rebecca (Lynch) of Spaniard's Bay, Nfld; his parents, Frank and Theresa (Gayton) Cox; brother, Eugene and sister, Helen (Caswell). He is survived by his son, Ron (Betty); his grandson, Kirk (Josie) and great-grandsons, Nathan and Ryan; two nephews and their families.

When Canada declared war in 1939, Harold volunteered for service the next day, serving in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. After D-Day, he transferred from anti-aircraft to infantry and shipped overseas, where he trained in England. He joined the fighting in Belgium and was involved in the Liberation of Holland. The war ended for him when he was wounded in Germany during the Battle for the Goch-Kalkar Road in February, 1945. He was proud to have served with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. Twice he was able to return to Holland, where he participated in the Liberation of Holland Anniversary celebrations. After the war, Harold ran his own business, and over the years, his life-long love of cartooning led him to become the editorial cartoonist for the Yarmouth Vanguard from 1966 to his retirement. Since then, he has continued crafting numerous cartoon strips and story lines for his personal enjoyment. Harold loved meeting young people and freely gave his time to schools and churches to help young people understand the role of Canadians in WWII and to share his personal experiences. He will be greatly missed.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home and Crematorium, Yarmouth. Visitation will be Sunday, February 19, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. from Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel with a Royal Canadian Legion Service, Branch 61 Yarmouth, at 7:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held Monday, February 20, at 2 p.m. at Holy Trinity Anglican Church with Father Doug Chard officiating. A reception follows at the church hall. Interment to be held at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Maple Grove or High School Memorial Clubs; or to the charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be sent to: or you may sign the guestbook on-line at:

HEWITT, Emily Stella
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 7, 2012
Passed peacefully away at James Paton Memorial Hospital February 4, 2012, Stella Hewitt, of Gander, NL, in her 91st year. Born February 18, 1921, to Henry Thomas Smith Hancock and Charlotte Fitzgerald of Brooklyn, Bonavista Bay. Predeceased by her husband John; parents and step-mother Lillian Bartlett, brothers Barnett (Daisy), Frederick (Mary), and Eric; sisters, Florence and Kate (Walter Woodward). Left to cherish her memories are her children, Sandra Hewitt (Gilbert Talbot), Belleville, ON; Wayne (Bonnie), Gander; Gail (David Rahal), Halifax, NS; Carol (Dennis Horsfall), Lantz, NS; Derek (Beverly Samson), Gander; Catherine (Shawn Goodwin), St. John's. Also leaving with fond memories are her grandchildren, Katherine, Marguerite, John and Angela; Kristy, Terri Lynn and Natasha; Andrea; Jennifer; Matthew, Katie and Sarah. Great-grandchildren Christopher, Jacob, Ralegh, Stella, Callum, and Sophia. Sisters-in-law Dorothy Hancock, Nora Hewitt, and Margaret Hewitt as well as many nieces and nephews. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Central Northeast Heath Foundation or St. Martin's Cathedral. Funeral service 2 p.m. February 7, 2012 from St. Martin's Cathedral, Gander. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander.

HORNE, Elizabeth Jane
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 16, 2012
HORNE, Elizabeth Jane
- 72, Little Dover, Guysborough Co. passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2012, in Eastern Memorial Hospital, Canso. Born in Port Aux Basques, NFLD, she was a daughter of the late James and Winifred Bennett. She was a member of the Little Dover Seniors Club, as well as St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, Little Dover. Surviving are daughter, Kim (Jim) Bouchie, Little Dover; sons, Jimmy (Della) Horne, Little Dover; Chris Horne, Halifax; sisters, Frances Bird, Gloria (Yvon) Bond, Carrie (Frank) Osmond, all of Port Aux Basques; brother, Walter (Linda) Bennett, Cole Harbour; grandchildren, Natasha and Todd Bouchie, Dana and Kayla Horne, great-grandchildren, Cadence and Donovan Bouchie, Trent Feltmate. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence Horne, two children in infancy. Visitation will be held from 2-9p.m. Thursday and Friday in the Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso. Funeral Mass will be held 11a.m. Saturday from St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, Little Dover, with Father Bill Crispo officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations in Elizabeth's memory may be made to Eastern Memorial Hospital Palliative Care. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at

OLDFORD, Clayton Bruce
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 7, 2012
Date of Birth: Monday December 29th 1930
Date of Death: Saturday February 4th 2012
Place of Death: Truro, NS
Oldford, Clayton Bruce
- Truro, passed away on February 4, 2012 at the age of 81. He was born in Newfoundland to the late Adam and Mary Coles-Oldford. Clayton is survived by his wife Pauline; his children Stephen and Darlene; granddaughters Jody and Crystal. He is also survived by his wife's children, Jim, Lynda, Steven and Katherine; and her grandchildren Daniel, Rebecca and Brandon, as well as three brothers and four sisters. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. A graveside service and interment will be held at a later date in the Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. On-line condolences may be made at:

POWER - DAGENAIS, Marion Bridgett
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 17, 2012
(October 4, 1954 - February 15, 2012)
Power-Dagenais, Marion Bridgett age 57 years of Halifax, passed away peacefully at home in the arms of her loving husband on February 15 , 2012. Born in Stephenville ,Newfoundland she was a daughter of the late Patrick & Louise (Tuff ) Power. She leaves to mourn her husband of 26 years and her best friend of 30 years John Dagenais. Six brothers John (Irene), Medicine Hat, Alberta, Raymond (Mary), Patrick (Debbie), Gerald, Eric (Sandra) George (Barbara), three sisters Diane (Frank) Dober, Carm (Les) Holley and Marie (Colin) Hodder and their families all of Marystown NL, Brother in law Albert (Cheryl) Dagenais & family, Halifax, sisters in law Theresa Power, Marystown NL, Kathy Power, Edmonton Alberta and a longtime special friend Marybeth Fall plus a large circle of relatives and friends. Besides her parents she was predeceased by a sister in law Wanda Power. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Memorial mass will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday from Blessed Mother Teresa Church (corner Robie & Normandy Halifax) Father Gerald David, officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, Queen St. online condolences by visiting



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