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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
July 2012


CHAISSON, Edith Marie
(November 24, 1919 - July 9, 2012)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 11, 2012
CHAISSON, Edith Marie
age 92 years of Dartmouth . It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Edith Chaisson. Born in St. John's Newfoundland on November 24 , 1920 she was a daughter of the late John and Harriett Mehan . Edith was beautiful in everyway . She was a faithful and longtime parishoner of St. Paul's Catholic Church . She worked for many years at I.G.A. stores in Dartmouth and Halifax. Always smiling and ready to please, she was a wonderful Mom , wife , grandma , sister , aunt and a very loyal friend to many .

She is survived by grand daughter Joelle Francis ( Mark ) , great grandaughter Julia Francis -Kelowna B.C. , grandson Joe Chaisson ( Leona ) and great grandchildren Jerod , Matthew and Kehnan Chaisson -Calgary , Sister in law Gertie Hand and all Gertie's family - U.S.A. Nieces Anne Louise , Paulette and nephew Paul - Texas , Bev ( Roy ) - Nova Scotia . She was predeceased by her husband Joseph Chaisson , sons Donald and David and daughter Patricia . Thanks to all the staff who cared for Edith at Saint Vincents Nursing Home for your loving care and support over the last two years , a special thank you to Father Jan Grotkowski , Father Albert Cosgrove , Father Charles Burke for your visits and spirtual support and John and Darlene LeBlanc and Carol Oliver for your faithful friendship . You are all wonderful . Visitation will be 7:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday in Dartmouth Funeral Home 29 Queen Street. Funeral mass will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Friday in St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church , Windmil Road . Burial will be at a later date in Mount Hermon Cemetery. online condolences by visiting

DOWNEY, Ralph Francis
(December 4, 1937 - July 13, 2012)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 16, 2012

GLENGARRY - Ralph Francis Downey, 74, Glengarry, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 13, 2012 in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, Halifax.

Born December 4, 1937 in Great Codroy, Nfld., he was a son of the late James Alban and Rose Elizabeth (Young) Downey. Ralph was an educator for 35 years, serving as principal at the former Plymouth school, and then as teacher at Dr. W. A. MacLeod Elementary School, Riverton, finishing his teaching career at Frank H. MacDonald Elementary School, Sutherland's River. He enjoyed farming and looking after his animals. Ralph was a great supporter of 4-H and often a judge at 4-H events. He would often assist young people to fulfill their 4-H requirements by permitting them to "adopt" his goats or sheep for a period of time. He was a member of the Sheep Producers Association of Nova Scotia. Ralph will be remembered for his kindness to others and will be sadly missed by those who loved him.

Surviving are many nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Bridget Downey and Lucy Downey, Codroy Valley, Nfld. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sister, Margaret; brothers, Bertram, Kevin, Fintan, Aloysius, Walter and Robert; nephew, David; sisters-in-law, Jean and Evelyn.

The family will receive visitors 6 - 8 p.m. Monday, July 16th in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow from where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 17th in the chapel with Father Peter MacDonald presiding. Interment will be in Lorne Cemetery.

FIANDER, Rita Margaret, 86
(October 31, 1925 - July 31, 2012)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 2, 2012

of Halifax, passed away peacefully at Parkstone Enhanced Care on Tuesday July 31, 2012, with family by her side. Born October 31, 1925, in Coomb's Cove, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Sarah (Blagdon) Vallis. Rita was a member of St. John's Anglican Church in Fairview for over 50 yrs and was a long standing member of the Church Guild. She loved to play Bridge and played in many tournaments over the years. She especially loved to spend time with family and friends.

Rita is survived by daughter, Donna (John) Korvell, Olympia, Washington; sons, Duncan (Christine) Fiander, San Jose, California, Bill Fiander, Red Deer, Alberta. She also leaves behind granddaughters, Kristin and Monica; grandson, Vincent. Rita was predeceased by her beloved husband, Duncan "Don" Fiander; sister, Dorcas Evans; brothers, William, Thomas and Clifford. A memorial service followed by a reception will be held at 1 p.m. Monday August 6 at Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, Rev. Randy Townsend of St. John's Anglican Church officiating. A private family interment will take place in St. John's Cemetery. The family extends sincere and heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff of Parkstone Enhanced Care for their kind and compassionate care and for their support to the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Rita may be made to the Salvation Army. On-line condolences may be sent by visiting:

GARLAND, H. Robert - 90
Chester Basin
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 20, 2012

died July 18 2012 in Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. He was born In St. John's. NL on Jan. 4, 1922, the youngest son of the late Hedley V. and Maud (Thomson) Garland. He graduated from Memorial College of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia Technical College as a civil engineer, and worked with several construction firms in Quebec and Nova Scotia before co-founding Boyd and Garland Construction Services Ltd. in HRM. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by siblings Arch, Isabel, Herb, Bill and Margaret. He is survived by his partner Carolyn Bird, nephews Robert (Brenda), Chester, William, St. John's, and niece Mary (Gilles) Langlois, Kingston, ON. Cremation has taken place. By request there is no visitation or funeral service. Interment will take place at a future date in St. John's. The family is very grateful to the staff of Fishermen's Memorial Hospital for their excellent care of Bob in his last days. Donations in his memory may be made to the hospital at P.O. Box 1180, Lunenburg, NS, B0J 2C0, or a charity of one's choice. For further information, please see

JESSO, Jerry, 60
(May 11, 1952 - July 3, 2012)
of Head of Chezzetcook
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 5, 2012

passed away peacefully on July 3, 2012 at Twin Oaks Hospital. Born in Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Louis and Lilly Jesso. Jerry was a past volunteer at the Chezzetcook Fire Dept. and an avid outdoorsman, father and "Gamppy". He is survived by his two children Suzanne (Kirk) Cowan of Brighton, ON and Jason (Crystal) of Head of Chezzetcook, his 4 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday July 7th at 10am at Atlantic Funeral Home 771 Main St. Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the IWK Grace Hospital, Radiology Department. For online condolences please visit us at:
"Always missed and never forgotten"

KELLY, Madonna Irene
(October 29, 1927 - July 12, 2012)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 17, 2012
Kelly, Madonna Irene
, 84, Halifax, passed away peacefully at Northwood Centre, July 12, 2012. Born in Duricle Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Josephine (Kennedy) Doody. She is survived by daughters Elaine (Rob) Brown and Joan Kelly; her beloved grandsons: Andy (Breanne) Brown and Colin Brown.; great grandchildren: Elliet Grace Brown and Lincoln Robert Brown; sisters Adele Cheeseman and Mary Kelly (St. John's, Nfld.); many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Adrian Kelly; sisters Genieve, Alice and Bridget and brother Richard. Cremation has taken place with no visitation. Private family service at a later date. Burial next to her husband Adrian Holy Cross Cemetery, Halifax. We would remiss if we did not mention the staff of Northwood Centre, particularly the staff of the ninth floor. Over the last two years they became an integral part of her daily life. Madonna and the family greatly appreciated the kindness, care and love they have shown especially in her final days. We will never forget this and will be forever grateful. Memorial donations in memory to: The Alzheimer's society or charity of choice. Online condolences maybe made to:

MAY, Audrey
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 9, 2012
84, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, July 6, 2012. Born in Lally Cove, Newfoundland, residing in Halifax, she will lovingly be remembered and sadly missed by her children, William (Heather), Gale (Cyril), Larry (Joan), Guy (Bev), Clay, Brent (Krystal), Todd (Nanette), Shannon (Lisa); 14 grandchildren; many great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. She is also survived by sister, Pamela (Joe); brother, Ernest (Emily). Audrey was predeceased by former husband, William Murphy; son, Ernest Murphy; daughter, Rosanne Gritten; grandson, Corey Murphy; sister, Deb Sorrie. Cremation has taken place under the care of J. A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax (477-5601). In keeping with Audrey's wishes, there will be no visitation. A service celebrating Audrey's life will be held on Tuesday, July 10 at 1 PM from the funeral home chapel, Lt. Rob Jeffery officiating; with a reception to follow. Committal will be held in St. John's Cemetery Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of NS.



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