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Halifax Herald
March 2012

 

BAKER, Kathryn "Kay"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 7, 2012
1924 - 2012
Kathryn "Kay" Baker
- 87, of New Minas, passed away unexpectedly on March 2, 2012 in New Minas with her son, Kevin at her side. Born in Port Union, NL in 1924 she was the daughter of the late George and Daisy House. Kay was a long time resident of Centreville and New Minas. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest Baker in 1990. Kay is survived by four children, Levi John (Christine), Bedford; Glennis (Winston) and Roy, all of Sarnia and Kevin (Alanna), Centreville. She was a loving grandmother to Kathy (Craig) and Kelly (Eric), British Columbia; Barbara (Lee) and Christopher (Margaret), Ontario. Also a proud great grandmother to Lachlin and Caleigh, George and Tilley, British Columbia and Christopher, Jessica and Natalie, Ontario. She will be sadly missed by family and friends. One of her greatest joys was spending time at Tim Hortons with friends. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Thursday, March 8, 2012 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. The funeral service and interment will be held at a later date in NL. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kay's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.


DOUCET, Agnes
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 26, 2012
(August 3, 1911 - March 23, 2012)
DOUCET , Agnes
in her 101st year. It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Agnes Doucet on March 23, 2012 at Ivany Place in Bedford, where she resided for the past 9 months. Born in Stephenville, Newfoundland she was a daughter of the late Sylvester and Bridget (LeForte) LeBlanc. She was a devote member of St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines and St. Thomas More Church, Dartmouth. She is survived by her only daughter Melissa (Bill) MacNeil, Dartmouth and special adopted son Al Cox (Norma), Truro, three grandchildren Tanya (Christopher) Lyon, France, Derek (Lindsay) Vancouver and Sean (Sara) Halifax. Two great grandchildren Camille and Niall (Aurenge), Lyon, France. She is also survived by a brother Con White, Big Pond and North Sydney. She was predeceased by her husband Charles, brothers Neil Thomas, Joseph, Charles, Alex and Bill, sisters Bridget Ann, Julia, Annie, Betty, Tillie and Mary. Agnes was a very caring lady whose door was always open for the large extended family. She enjoyed a long healthy life and celebrated her 100th birthday on August 3, 2011. The simple things in life were most important to her, music, dance, a good Cape Breton cup of tea, picking blueberries in the backyard and getting news and visits from grandchildren and family members. The family of Agnes take this opportunity to express our thanks to the medical and nursing staff of Ivany Place for their kindness and loving care. Thanks also to Father Pat Cosgrove of St. Ignatius Parish and the outreach team at Saturdays Mass. Memorial mass will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Wednesday from St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church ( corner Main & Caladonia Dartmouth ) Father Randy Doucet, celebrant. A reception will follow in the church hall. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Internment will be at a later date in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Reserve Mines. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, Queen St.
"Come, Good and Faithful Servant a special place awaits you"


ENGRAM, Myrtle Mary
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 28, 2012
July 16, 1917 - March 25, 2012
ENGRAM, Myrtle Mary
- 94, Halifax, died Sunday, March 25th at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in Hermitage, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late John and Sarah (Simms) Parsons. Myrtle was a homemaker most of her married life and worked in the Alteration Department of Simpson's for many years. She was a life-long member of The Ladies Benevolent Association of Canada and was Grand Mistress for Canada in the 1970's. She was a long-time member of St. James Anglican Church, a life-long member of the ACW and a member of the IODE since 1957. She is survived by her daughter, Anne Street (Robert), son, Eric (Nancy), brother, Albert Parsons (Bessie); sisters-in law, Annie Gaulton, Mary Parsons, Susie Parsons, and Lillian Cutler; brother-in-law, Ed Colborne; grandchildren, Heather Romilly (George), Susan Street (Chris Fralic), Ann Marie MacDonald (Danny), Michael Engram, Jason Engram (Alana); 4 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Jim, Cecil, Stan and sister Marjorie. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held at St. James Anglican Church (at the Roundabout) at 11:00am on Friday, March 30, with a reception to follow in the Church Hall. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to St. James Anglican Church or a charity of your choice. Special appreciation to the medical and support staff on Unit 7.4 at the QEII. Online condolences may be made by visiting: www.jasnowfuneralhome.com


HANNAM, Bernard "Ben"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 6, 2012
Date of Birth: Sunday, August 28th, 1938
Date of Death: Sunday, March 4th, 2012

It is with deep sorrow that the family of Bernard "Ben" Joseph Hannam, 73, of Pinegrove, announce his passing on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Marystown, NFLD, he was s son of the late Joseph and Clara (Dober) Hannam. Ben was a fisherman and over a period of 48 years worked in several positions such as deckhand, Mate and Captain on various boats out of Lunenburg, Riverport, Lockeport and Shelburne. He was an avid sportsman and greatly enjoyed darts and cribbage. Ben had a generous heart and was always willing to lend a helping hand when called upon. He was a past associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #23, Lunenburg and at the time of his death, an active associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #24, Bridgewater.

Ben is survived by his loving wife, Anna; daughters, Bridget (Rod) Stevens, Pickering, ONT; Brenda Hannam (Craig Young), Mount Uniacke; sons, Gerald, Pinegrove; Brian, Bridgewater; Michael (Angela), Blockhouse; sister, Bridget Stewart, Marystown, NFLD; brothers, Eugene (Rita), Marystown, NFLD, Joe (Joanne), St. John's, NFLD, Peter (Sheila), East Port Medway, Roche (Patricia), Marystown, NFLD; six grandchildren, Tiffany, Samantha, Shawna, Candice, Ashley, Rachel and one great-grandchild, Madison. He is predeceased by brother, John; brother-in-law, George; three infant sisters and one infant brother. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy #3, Lunenburg where visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. A service to celebrate Ben's life will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM. from St. Norbert's Roman Catholic Church, Lunenburg, Father Joseph Christensen officiating. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. Flowers from the immediate family only. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Royal Canadian Branch #24 or to a charity of your choice.


HUNT, Tonia Nicole
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 29, 2012

39, Parkdale, Lunenburg Co., it is with deep sadness we announce her passing on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at home. Born December 12, 1972 in Cornerbrook, NL, she was a daughter of Edward and Marie (Hardy) Hunt, Lunenburg. Surviving are her partner, Scott Rafuse, Parkdale; daughter, Nicole Rafuse, son, Brett Rafuse, both at home; sister, Louise Hunt (Peter Naas), Riverport; niece, Anne-Marie Hunt; nephews, Marcus Knickle, Nicholas Creaser, Micheal Creaser. She was predeceased by sister, Aggie Hunt - Rafuse. Visitation 2-4 p.m. Thursday in Sweeny's Funeral Home, 4895 route 10, New Germany. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday in Emmanuel Baptist Church, Parkdale. Paster Sam Jess officiating. Interment to follow in Parkdale Community Cemetery, Parkdale. Family flowers only, donations to the family. On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com


KEEPING, Robert Rose "Bob"
January 18, 1932 - March 23, 2012
KEEPING, Robert (Bob) Rose
, 80, of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, passed away unexpectedly on March 23, 2012 at Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Belleoram, Fortune Bay, NL, he was the son of the late Reginald and Florence Keeping. Dad was an avid recreational hunter and fisherman, and very proud of his Newfoundland heritage. He worked for 35 years with Imperial Oil, first on the tankers and then at the Dartmouth Refinery. After retiring, he became a volunteer with the Red Cross, driving patients back and forth to their hospital visits. He was a member of and volunteered with the Kiwanis, taking and selling tickets for the Kiwanis Music Festivals, cooking for the schools' breakfast programme at the Woodside United Church on Bissett Road. He was past master of the Masonic Lodge, Fidelity 119, and just missed receiving his 50 year jewel. He always looked forward to getting out with his "social crowd" that met every Tuesday morning.

Dad will be sorely missed by his children, David Keeping of Eastern Passage and Elsie (Dana) Estabrooks, of Dartmouth, brother, Tom (Martha) Keeping of Halifax, sisters Sybil (Bill) Crawford, of Sudbury, Ontario, Gwen Sheppard, Chatham, Mass., and Mary Cluett of Dartmouth, sister-in-law, Nita Keeping (St. John's), his special friend, Joan Daye, and all of his nieces, nephews and godchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 38 years, Susanna (Mullins). Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 from 2 - 4 pm, and from 6 - 8 pm in A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Portland Street, Dartmouth. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, March 28, 2012 in Christ Church, Wentworth Street, Dartmouth at 2:00 pm., Rev. Stephen Laskey officiating. Internment will be at Dartmouth Memorial Gardens following the service. Family flowers only please; donations may be made to a charity of choice. Cremation has taken place; online condolences may be viewed or sent to www.mattatallfuneralhome.com


MITCHELL, Bert Amos
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 5, 2012
1943 - 2012
MITCHELL, Bert Amos
- 68, Halifax, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2012 at home, with his loving wife by his side. Born in Port-aux- Bras, NL he was the son of Earl and the late Mary (Ingram) Mitchell. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Ann (Waringa); daughter Jodie, Halifax and sons, Shawn (Denine), Prospect Bay and Glen (Lenore), Halifax; grandchildren, Katelyn, Kevin and Marlee. A veteran, Bert served on the HMCS Bonaventure, but since had become more a Jack of all trades. He will be most remembered for his many years as a driver for Casino Taxi. Bert loved his car, a good cup of coffee, and truly enjoyed the variety of people he met. He will be greatly missed by all, including his beloved pets. Arrangements are under the care of J.A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. (477-5601) 149 Herring Cove Rd. Halifax, where visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 5. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 6 at 1 p.m., from the funeral home chapel, Rev. Dianna Brett-Frye officiating, with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Bert can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.


SKIFFINGTON, Roger - Age 67. Resided in Fall River, died March 5, 2012, in Halifax at QEII Health Sciences Centre. He was born in Brooklyn, NY. His parents, the late Isabel Skiffington (Rathiens) (born in Princeton, NL) and Edwin Skiffington (born in Amherst Cove, NL). Roger was first and foremost a loving husband, father and grandfather. He wasa United States Marine and while he served he was a helicopter pilot. He was also a private pilot and flew single engine planes. He always wanted to be a pilot and so at the age of 64 he finally accomplished that dream, with the encouragement of his loving wife Marina. Flying was his greatest passion. He would fly anytime he could. He would tell his granddaughters that when they got older he would teach them how to fly.

Roger was a true leader and entrepreneur. He owned and operated many businesses. He was the CEO of NAFCO an international seafood distributer. He started that business in Kansas and actually was the first to introduce lobster to Kansas. Roger's famous lobster parties are still talked about today. He became a stock broker and currency trader in the 70s and opened a business in Lawrence, Kan. He closed that business many years ago but had continued to trade currencies up until his death. This was one of many of his great passions. He owned and operated a restaurant in Lawrence, Kan. called Menskies. He often spoke of the famous people he had hired to entertain at his restaurant and bar, George Thorogood was one that comes to mind. Roger also had a business buying and selling gold and silver all over the world. He would tell the great stories of his travels in that business with suitcases of money and Dobermans. In fact Roger was known as a great storyteller as he had travelled to so many places in the world and people were fascinated by what he had done in his life. If a person spent more than an hour with Roger they would always walk away with a great story about his life.

Roger lived in United States almost all of his life but the past 11 years he has lived in Nova Scotia with his wife Marina. Roger and Marina have spent the past ten years travelling all over the world. They have been to China, Israel, Jordan, all over the Carbeen Islands and the United States and Mexico. Roger always said he had the best life any man could have hoped for. He had great passion for God, life and people. He said his life had been complete after he married the love of his life Marina. He often said he was the luckiest man in the world. He is survived by his wife, Marina Skiffington, Fall River; sons, Lloyd, Desoto, Kan.; Slade (Bridget), Lawrence, Kan.; Jude (Tanisha), Fall River; Caleb, Halifax; Damian, Dartmouth; Stefan, (Becky), Dartmouth; Devon (Holly), Halifax, and daughter, Mary, Halifax; stepbrother, Art Rathjens; granddaughters, Brooke, Skylar, Bianca, Gemina, Jaydah, Yvette and Delilah; godson, Jacob. Predeceased by his first wife, Joanne and his stepsister, Doris; many aunts and uncles. Memorial service and Celebration of his life will be held Tuesday, March 13 at 2 p.m., in Bedford United Church, 1200 Bedford Hwy., Bedford, Rev. David Hart officiating. Reception immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to IWK Health Centre Foundation in memory of Roger Skiffington.


SMITH, Florence Jane
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 27, 2012
Smith, Florence Jane - age 88(January 13, 1924 - March 23, 2012)
, of Lower Sackville, passed away peacefully March 23rd, 2012 in QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in Harbour Breton, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Florence (Sodero) Chapman. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother (a.k.a. Mamoo) and was a great friend to all who knew her. She was a wonderful cook, enjoyed playing the organ and had a real love of music. She is survived by her loving husband of over 50 years, Richard "Dick"; sons, Mel (Irene) Chapman of Delta, B.C.; Rick (Karen) Smith of Lower Sackville; Daniel Smith of Vancouver, B.C.; sisters, May Yarn, Greenich; Blanche Makoski, Toronto, Ont.; grandchildren, Paul (Leah), Michael (Nicole), Steven (Leah), Nicholas and Benjamin; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers, Henry J., Basil and Wesley; sisters, Mabel Clements, Gladys Skinner, Velma Innis, Pearl Avery. Cremation to take place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Monday March 26, 2012 in St. Francis by the Lakes, with funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday March 27th, Canon Mark Kingsbury officiating. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens. Reception to follow in the church hall. Donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or charity of choice. On-line condolences may be made to www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


WHITE, Gilbert Harold
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 5, 2012
1938-2012
WHITE, Gilbert Harold
- 73, Halifax, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 3, 2012 in the QEII Health Sciences Center. Born in Twillingate, NL, he was a son of the late Jonathan and Florence (Hynes) White. Gil was a proud member of the RCMP, retiring after 38 years of service in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife, Janet; sons, Brian, Gary (Sandra) and Terry (Brigitte); daughter, Kim Potter; foster son, Doug; grandchildren, Justin and Tyler White, Christopher, Stephanie and Jennifer Potter, all of Halifax; brother, Harry (Helen), Newfoundland. Arrangements are under the direction of J. A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. In keeping with Gil's wishes, there will be no visitation or service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a local food bank.


WHITTLE, Mary Josephine "Jessie"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 27, 2012
Whittle, Mary Josephine "Jessie" age 77 (December 3, 1934 - March 23, 2012
) of Lower Sackville, passed away peacefully March 23rd, in Northwood Manor. Born in NL she was the daughter of the late, David & Olive (Caines) Organ and step-daughter of, John MacDonald. She was employed for many years at Camille's Fish & Chips as a cook. She loved music and enjoyed playing the accordion. She is survived by her loving husband David. Daughters, Norma Whittle (George), Mary (Paul) Hayes, Brenda Brine. Sons, William "Willie" (Carole), Donald (Ann), John (Penney). Eleven grandchildren, six great-grand-children. Sisters, Margaret Rose, Shirley Molloy. Brother, Johnny Organ. Many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters, Elizabeth Skinner and Annie Molloy. Cremation to take place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home. Visitation 7-9pm Tuesday with funeral service 1pm Wednesday all in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville. Reception to follow in the funeral home reception lounge. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens. Donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society. Special thanks to the staff of 7 manor, Northwood and especially Janice Farmer of Dietary for all their help. On-line condolences may be made to www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


Young, Martin
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 7, 2012
1940 - 2012
Young, Martin James
(71), Willowdale, Pictou Co. passed away peacefully on March 2nd, 2012 in St. Mary's Memorial Hospital, Sherbrooke. Born in Marshes Point, Newfoundland he was a son of the late William and Anna (Hines) Young. An avid outdoorsman his entire life, Martin made his living as a pulp cutter and trapper, enjoying life to the fullest each and every day. He loved to spend time with family and friends sharing stories of past adventures over a good cup of tea. He is survived by his daughters, Patricia, Cambridge, Ont., Lisa, Halifax; sons, Martin Jr., Yellowknife; Ricky, Terrence, and Roger, all of Antigonish; Michael, Cambridge, Ont.; grandchildren, James Linthorne, Francis Angevine, Rachel Jackman; sisters Mina, Dulcie, Viola; brothers, Harold, Bernard, Jarvis, Vinte; several nieces and nephews, He was predeceased by a sister Mildred. Visitation will be held Thursday March 8th in the G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, St. Mary's Chapel, 34 Main Street, Sherbrooke from 12:00 p.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. with Lewis MacIntosh officiating. Burial to follow in Cummings Cemetery, Upper South River. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Family flowers only please. Funeral arrangements are under the dignified and compassionate care of the G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, St. Mary's Chapel, 34 Main Street, Sherbrooke. On-line condolences may be made at www.gwgiffin.com

 

 

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