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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
June 2012


BRAGG, Anne Lillian (nee Dinham)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 26, 2012
Bragg, Anne Lillian (nee Dinham) "Queen Anne",
Born June 20, 1931 in St. Jacques, Newfoundland. Anne passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on June 24, 2012 at Northwood Centre. Anne started teaching school at an early age and later became a vice principal at Springdale Street Elementary School in St. John's NL. She met the love of her life, Rupert, to whom she was married for 44 years before he passed away in 1997. They had five children together and shared many joyous times including family picnics, summer camping, playing cards, bowling and most especially, family suppers. Anne volunteered over the years with various organizations such as Big Bras d'Or Fire Ladies Auxiliary, Ocean View Manor, St. Andrew's Anglican Parish in Cole Harbour and later, St. John's Westphal Anglican Church - "The Little Church With The Big Heart". Her greatest passion and joy in volunteering was with the NS Literacy Foundation as she shared her teacher's heart to give others the gift of reading and writing. Anne herself loved to read, sit by the ocean, write poetry and especially play scrabble and WIN!!

Anne is survived by her sister, Effie George, children Dianne Bragg, Rhonda Doherty (Richard), Paul Bragg (Katherine), Yvonne Timmins (Bruce) and Christine Bragg. She was blessed with 10 grandchildren Jason Doherty, John Squires, Stephen Squires, Laura Barry, Shane Timmins, Heather Bragg, Susan Bragg, Grace-Anne Timmins, Abbey DeRoach, Cody DeRoach and 7 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many good friends. Anne was predeceased by her husband Rupert, her parents Albion and Harriet Jane Dinham, brothers Clyde and John, sisters Gladys and Olive. A very special thanks to all the staff of Northwood 4 Centre who became her "other" family. They treated her with such love and kindness for which her children will be eternally grateful. They truly enjoyed her quick Newfie wit and humour. Visitation will be held 6:30-8:30 pm Wednesday, June 27, 2012 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. A private family service and burial will be held on Thursday. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Northwood Nursing Home 4 Centre in loving memory of Anne Bragg.

DAWE, William David
(November 5, 1936 - June 17, 2012)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 22, 2012
DAWE, William David
age 75 years of Eastern Passage passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, June 17, 2012. Born in Burgeo, Newfoundland he was a son of the late Roy and Joyce Dawe. He was retired after a career in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was a member of Somme Branch Royal Canadian Legion and the Buffalo Club. He is survived by his companion Alice Naugle. A son Todd (Natasha), daughters Sandra (Wayne) and Jeannie (David) and their mother Alexis, as well as several grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Harry (Joan)- St. John's, Newfoundland and Edward "Ed" (Joan)- Oakville, Ontario. Cremation has taken place. There will be no service by request. Arrangements have been entrusted to Eastern Passage Community Funeral Home. Online condolences by visiting

GAULTON, Annie May - 91
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 5, 2012
(September 20, 1920 - June 1, 2012)
of Halifax NS passed away unexpectedly at the Halifax Infirmary on June 1, 2012. Born in Hermitage, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Martha Hill. Adored and loved by her predeceased first husband, Archie Engram and her second husband, Bert Gaulton. She is survived by her cherished children, Billy (William) Engram (Shirley), Elizabeth Engram-Kenny (Archie), Jeannie Engram-Herritt (Rollie) and Phyllis Engram-Dinham (Derek), her brother, Kent Hill (Marty) and sisters-in-law, Lillian Cutler, Marty Hill and Rita Hill. She was predeceased by darling daughters, Melita and Leona Engram, and brothers and sisters Wallace, Wilfred, Herbert, Harry, Sandy, Warren, Gertie, Ursie, Hazel and Beatrice. She was indeed a proud and loving Nana to Wanda, Teta, Tishie, Shawna, Robbie, Richie, Susie and Steve and Great Nana to Cherish, Mason, Steel, Sterling, Emma, Michaela, Sarah, Maxwell, Bertram, MacKenzie, Archie, Tyler, Joshua, Alyssa and Harrison, and she was excitedly preparing for the arrival of number fifteen, Skye.

A wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, a "Matriarch of our extended family". She passed away peacefully with her family by her side. Her favourite place on Earth was anywhere, any place, as long as she was with family. She also looked forward to spending time with her dear friends in the evenings. She left a print of her heart on all those who were blessed to have met her. "The world was a better place yesterday". She will long be remembered for her unconditional love and her beautiful contagious smile. "Mom, we shall miss you so much. The void in our hearts can never be filled again. We love you." She was a most ardent supporter of a child help organization and taught us well how to care for others. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or Everychildcounts. Visitation will take place in JA Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr. Hfx NS B3S 0E1(455-0531) Tues. June 5, 2012 from 5-7pm. Funeral service will take place in St. James Anglican (at the Rotary) Wed. June 6, 1:30pm. For on-line condolences please visit

KELLY, Nancy
(1931 - 2012)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 26, 2012
Nancy Kelly (1931-2012)
80, of Halifax, NS, formerly of Corner Brook, NF, passed away with family beside her on Saturday, June 23rd, 2012. Born in Humbermouth, Corner Brook, NF, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Christina (Brewster) Smith, the second youngest of eight children. She began her career as a bookkeeper with Newfoundland Engineering and then Brookfield Ice Cream. Upon her marriage to Claude, she devoted her life to being a wife and mother, and was known for her superior culinary and sewing skills. She volunteered with the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Kidney Foundation, Corner Brook Interfaith Home, Victorian Order of Nurses, and Girl Guides Canada. She later enjoyed a successful career beginning with Sears Canada and The Western Star before joining the Provincial Court of Newfoundland, as Clerk of the Court and Justice of the Peace. She obtained her Business Administration Diploma from the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland. Following retirement from the court, she was Chair for the Employment Insurance Board of Referees, sat on the Board of Regents of Memorial University, was a member of the Federal Seniors Advisory Committee on Tax Reform, sat on the Committee on Family Violence, was an active volunteer with the Newfoundland Liberal Party and was awarded the Queen's Jubilee Medal for outstanding volunteerism. In 2008 she relocated from Corner Brook to Halifax, NS, where she enjoyed several very happy years with family.

Nancy was an independent and gifted woman, she was loved and will be greatly missed by her children, James (Shirley) of St. John's, NF; Catherine Kelly Reader, Raymond, Janice (Mike Hamilton) and Patricia (Charles) Pace, all of Halifax, NS; grandchildren Darleen Kelly (Mark Kennedy), Grayson Kelly, Dylan and Leigh Reader (Mike Chambers), Allyson Kelly, Jenny, Emily and Maria Shaw, Elizabeth and Alex Pace; great grandchildren Cameron and Hailey Chambers; and her brothers Donald and Thomas. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Claude, her siblings William, Ina (Chaffey), Elsa (Manovich), Lorna (Hansen), and George as well as her daughter-in-law Jo-Anne Kelly. Arrangements are under the direction of J.A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax, where a celebration of her life will take place from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012. Cremation has taken place. Burial to follow at a later date in Corner Brook, NF. Donations to a charity of your choice are welcome. A very special thank you is extended to the staff of Country Living Estates of Hatchet Lake, Halifax County.

KILLEEN (Barnes) Marie-66
(October 2, 1945 - June 11, 2012)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 14, 2012

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear Marie in the Palliative Care unit of the VG Site, QEII on June 11, 2012. She passed away surrounded by her family and wrapped in love. Born in Frenchman's Cove Bay of Islands, NL she was the daughter of Harry and Evelyn Macey Barnes.

Shortly after moving to Nova Scotia in 1968, Marie met and married the love of her life Danny and together they raised their three boys. Marie's greatest joy in life was being mom to her three sons and Nanny to her grandchildren. Marie was devoted to her family and friends and lived her life to the fullest, she was always giving to others and appreciating life and all if offered.

Marie enjoyed her Monday night Card Club, Dingalings Bowling Club, Big Leagues Soft Ball Team, trips to the camp and listening to music and dancing. Marie cherished and enjoyed spending time with her family and dear friends in NL and being with her brother, sisters, nieces and nephews. She was adored by Danny and her boys, Brian, Michael and Rodney who thank her for giving them a loving home and a wonderful childhood. Marie is survived by her loving husband of 43 years Danny Killeen, Dartmouth, NS and their Sons Brian (Jocelyn) Porters Lake, Michael (Theresa) Lake Echo, Rodney (Beth) Lake Echo; Sisters Mary (Don) Lake, Lower Sackville, Loretta (Calvin) Cornelius, Lower Sackville; Brothers, Wayne (Lisa) Barnes, Frenchman's Cove, Bay of Islands, NL, Calvin (Hilda) Macey, Frenchman's Cove, Bay of Islands, NL; Grandchildren, Jessica, Laura and Mitchell and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and brother George Barnes, NL. The family would like to extend our deepest thanks and gratitude to Marie's Physicians, VON and Palliative Care Nurses, who provided care and support for Marie and the family on her journey. Visitation will be held Friday June 15, 2012 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm in Atlantic Funeral Home 771 Main Street Dartmouth. Funeral Services will be held Saturday June 16, 2012 at 2 pm with reception to follow Atlantic Funeral Home Dartmouth. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Diabetes Association.

(1953 - 2012)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 23, 2012
MORRIS, Gary Douglas
- 58, Auburn, Kings Co., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at home. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland, he was the son of Laura Edith (Bemister) Morris, Grand View Manor, Berwick, and the late Gerald Edgar Morris.

Gary retired after many years from Crown Metal Packing, Concord, Ont. He loved to travel and also spent many hours on his sailboat with friends exploring Georgian Bay. Gary was an avid fisherman and sport enthusiast enjoying golfing, and hockey. Besides his mother is survived by a brother, David George Morris (Gwen Millen), Mississauga, Ont.; dear friends, Beverly Wood, Barrie, Ont.; Rick Greenfield, Schomburg, Ont.; Sandra Shaw, Berwick, as well numerous relatives and friends in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and beyond.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Bryce Johnstone of DeMont Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Service (902-538-8317). There will be no visitation. Funeral service will take place at 1:00 p.m., Monday, June 25, in St. Mary's Anglican Church, 20 Morden Rd., Auburn. Rev. Charles Bull officiating, with a reception to follow. Burial to take place in Newfoundland at a later date. No flowers please, donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to St. Mary's Anglican Church Restoration Fund. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting:

RIOUX, Andrea Francis Marie -58yrs
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 5, 2012
(March 22, 1954 - June 3, 2012
) of Greenwood passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012 at home surrounded by her family. Born in St. John's, NL she was a daughter of the late John and Annie (Martin) Oliver. Andrea was employed with the Canex, 14 Wing Greenwood for 16 years and was an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Kingston Branch No. 98 for 10 years, where she was the recipient of the Doucette Award for 2011. She enjoyed playing darts, cross stitch and loved her family dearly, especially her grandchildren. She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Donald; daughters, Tanya (John) Majensky, Moncton, NB and Brenda Russell (Ben Shirlaw), Courtney, BC; sister, Mary Hanlon, St. John's, NL; brothers, Dan (Jean) Oliver; Bill (Betty) Oliver; Jim (Margaret) Oliver; Kevin (Janyce) Oliver; Ron (Susan) Oliver; Gary Oliver; Karol Oliver; Eugene (Stephanie) Oliver, all of St. John's, NL; grandchildren, Marshall, Johnny, Nicholas, Emma and Maxwell and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers John, Raymond and Louis. By Andrea's request, cremation has taken place. A legion tribute service and reception will be held 2:00PM Thursday, June 7, 2012 in the Kingston Branch No.98, Royal Canadian Legion. Interment will be in the St. Lawrence Cemetery, Kingston. Donations in Andrea's memory may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation or charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448. Online guest book may be signed by visiting:

SAUNDERS, Ramona Geneta
(January 18, 1930 - June 18, 2012)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 19, 2012
SAUNDERS , Ramona Geneta
age 82 years of Dartmouth passed away peacefully June 18, 2012 at the Q. E. II Health Sciences Centre "Halifax Infirmary Site " Born in Sandy Point, Newfoundland she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Amelia (Swyers) Halbot. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother who lived for her family. She will be deeply missed and always loved. She is survived by daughters Sylvia Gatez, Ramona Saunders, Gladys Bundy (Craig) all Dartmouth and Edna Newhook (Jim) Dutch Settlement, sons Arthur (Joanne), Eastern Passage, Alfred (Nancy) -Ajax Ontario, as well as several grandchildren. Brothers Walter, Gordon, Phillip and Harold, one sister Ada. She was predeceased by her husband Harry, sons Paul and Harry Jr. as well as several siblings. Visitation will be 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 Wednesday in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen Street. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Thursday from St. Clements Roman Catholic Church (Gaston Road - Dartmouth) Rev. Gilbert Bertrand O.M.I., celebrant. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Clements church or a charity of choice. online condolences by visiting

SNOW, Gertrude Maggie
(September 6, 1921 - June 25, 2012)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 29, 2012
SNOW, Gertrude Maggie
- Shelburne. It is with great sadness that the family announces her passing on June 25, 2012 at Roseway Hospital, Shelburne. She was born in Carmanville, NL, on September 6, 1921 to the late Stephen and Bessie (Flynn) Goodyear. She is survived by her sister, Joan (Scott) Hicks; daughters, Bonnie (Gordon) Steeves; Brenda (Ronald) Butler; Barbara (Nathaniel) Matthews; grandchildren, Paul (Brandy) Steeves; Wade Matthews; Carol (Jean-Sebastien) Ferland; Kathryn Butler; great-grandchildren, Caleb Varner-Matthews, Logan and Rowan Steeves, and Thomas Ferland. Predeceased by her husband Sidney; sisters Ivy Cull and Audrey Buell and granddaughter Kirsten Butler. Gertrude's life was centered around her family and her church. Gert was a lifetime member of UCW and held various leadership roles in the United Church. She was also involved with the I.O.D.E as Vice-Regent and Past Regent. Funeral service will be held on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in Trinity United Church, Shelburne with Rev. Joanne McFadden officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Interment will take place on July 5, 2012 at Carmanville , NL at 2:00 p.m. Donations in her memory can be made to Trinity United Church, Shelburne or Roseway Hospital, Shelburne. The family would like to thank Angie Foell, Mary Davis, and her staff at Mary's Abide-A-While Home for the support they have given the family. We would also like to thank Rev. Joanne McFadden for her spiritual guidance and the staff of Huskilson's Funeral Home for their support. On-line condolences may be sent to: or you may sign the guest book at



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