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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
May 2012


BRACE, Sidney Joseph "Sid", 57
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 16, 2012
(November 8, 1954 - May 12, 2012)

of Beaver Bank passed away May 12, 2012. Born in Botwood, he was the son of the late William and Esther (Harrigan) Brace. He loved dancing at the Newfoundland Club. He enjoyed working as a heavy Duty mechanic at Symcrude for over 30 years. Sid is survived by his brothers Clarence (Madeline) Mississauga, ON, Leo (Beverly), Thunder Bay, ON, Pat (Sandy), Lower Sackville); sister Cathy (Louie), Mississauga; companion Joan. Visitation will be held Friday May 18th from 1-2 with funeral service will be held at 2pm all in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive. Rev. James Haughn officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association, or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made by visiting the website

HYNES, Florence Elizabeth
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 22, 2012

passed away peacefully on May 19, 2012 in Soldiers` Memorial Hospital, Middleton with her children by her side. She was born in 1935 (October 13, 1935 - May 19, 2012) in Botwood Newfoundland to the late Charles and Francis Snow. In her early years she was a nurse, but later became partner and business owner with her husband at Hynes Upholstery. She enjoyed bluegrass music and festivals.

Florence is survived by her husband, Edward, Kingston, NS; son, Wayne (Louise), Shearwater, NS; daughters Wanda (Chuck) Swinimer, Mahone Bay, NS; Sherry (Rick) Ryan, Nictaux, NS; son-in-law, Stan Baldwin, Nictaux, NS, sisters, Daphne (Eloil) Bishop, Victoria, NL; Shirley ( Gordon)Thorne, Enfield, NS; Sarah(Patrick) Gill; Grand Falls-Windsor, NL; brothers, Winston (Linda) Snow, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL; and Thomas (Olive)Snow, Barrie, ON; brothers in-law, Lester (Grace) Hynes, NL; Roy Hynes, Grand Falls-Windsor NL; grandchildren and great grandchildren, April (Buddy) Doucette and their children Brendan, Kayleigh, Hayden; Sarah (Justin) Penny and their son Jaxson; Danielle Baldwin (Stewart Jeffries); Jimmy Hynes and his children Taylor, Daniel, Samaura; Edward (Megan) Hynes and their children Haley, Wayne, Danika; Gregory (Amy) Hynes and their children Charles, Gregory; Doyle Swinimer; Kaela Swinimer (Mat Himmelman) and their child Izabella; Lori Swinimer (Dave Vieira) and their children Brooklyn and Ava; Vanessa Swinimer (Steven Cammaert) and their children Nathan and Cali; Nicholas Hynes (Trevor Little); Daniel Ryan; Michael Ryan (Katherine Jenkins); Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter Deborah Baldwin, nephew Ron Thorne, and her sister in-law Beulah Hynes. The family would like to thank Dr. McLean and the nursing staff at Soldiers Memorial Hospital for their care. A memorial service will be held 3:00pm Friday, May 25, 2012 in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Middleton, with Canon Edward Vaughan officiating. Interment will be in Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Middleton. No visitation by request of family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main Street, (902) 825-3448. Online Guest Book may be signed by visiting:

LANG, Vincent Joseph
The Cape Breton Post, May 17, 2012
Born In: Port au Port, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: May 16th, 2012

It is with broken hearts that we the family announce the passing of Vince Lang at the Richmond Villa, St. Peter's on Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Born in Port au Port, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Gale) Lang. Vince is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Dixon (Eddie MacLean), New Waterford; grandchildren, Gordon and Rebecca. He is also survived by his sisters, Bridgette "Bride" (Jimmy Kuta), Patricia "Patsy" Feener, Marie Lang, Pearl Baker (Gerry Cormier); as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Tommy. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation Online condolences may be made to our web page at

LeBLANC, Florence Matilda
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 11, 2012
(October 3, 1922 - May 9, 2012)
LeBLANC, Florence Matilda
age 89 years of Dartmouth passed away May 9, 2012 at Shannex Nursing Home "Glasgow Hall". Born in Grand Falls, Newfoundland she was a daughter of the late William & Rachel (Rickets) Day. She was employed for many years as a nurse at the Halifax Civic Hospital, following her nursing career she travelled back to Newfoundland remaining for many years until finally returning to Dartmouth and lived at Eastwood Manor at 55 Crichton Ave and was a member of the Dartmouth Senior's Centre. The last few years were spent at Glasgow Hall. She was a wonderful lady and will be truly missed. She is survived by daughter Helen LeBlanc, Dartmouth, son Roger LeBlanc, Guelph, Ontario, grand daughters Melissa and Natasha. She was predeceased by her husband William, brothers Bill and Gordon, grandson Matthew LeBlanc. The family would like to offer sincere thanks to the staff at Glasgow Hall for all there kindness and support. Memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. followed by a time of visitation with the family until 3:00 p.m. today (FRIDAY) all in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen Street. Following remains shall go to Newfoundland for burial. Online condolences by visiting

LEIGHTS, Edward Arthur "Art"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 3, 2012
74, Halifax, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on May 1, 2012, at the V.G. Site, QEII. Art as he was fondly called was born in Belleoram, NL, on November 11, 1937, a son of the late Albert and Charlotte (Savoury) Leights. He was one of eight siblings. Art found the sea and began his career on the fishing boats at the early age of 15. He went coasting on the Pauline C. Winters. In 1972, he started working with Fisheries and Oceans, later became a mate on the Cyngus and in 1985, he became Captain of the Chebucto until his retirement in 1996. Art had a great respect for God's creation and loved the outdoors. After he retired, he spent all his summers in Newfoundland gardening, fishing, hunting and berry picking. He was a great wine maker and enjoyed a good game of cards, especially cribbage.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 52 years, Marina (Blagdon); son, Bradley (Tanya), Williamswood; daughters, Bonita Leights, Petawawa, ON., Bernadette (David) Bond, St. John's NL.; brothers, Onslow (Roberta), Belleoram, NL., Jobie (Faye), Upper Stewiacke, Charles (Maryann), Halifax; sisters, Ada (Joe) Domonix, Wellington, Mary Leights, Dartmouth; sisters-in-law, Maisie, Rose and Mildred Tobin, Newfoundland; thirteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, whom he loved unconditionally; a large number of nieces and nephews and many friends. He was predeceased by son Barry, brother John Henry. Cremation has taken place under the care of J.A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. (477-5601), where visitation will be held on Friday May 4 from 7-9 p.m.. There will be a memorial service held at a later date in from the St. John The Evangelist Church in Boxey, Newfoundland, with the interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory to the Kidney Foundation or the St. John The Evangelist Church, Boxey NL.

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 5, 2012
1934 - 2012
77, Mulgrave, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, June 2, 2012, in the Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Guysborough.

Phonse was born on June 17, 1934, in Burin NL, he was a son of the late Thomas and Sarah (Osborne) Lundrigan. Phonse was a fisherman, worked at National Sea in Canso and also at Acadia Fisheries in Mulgrave.

He is survived by sons, Alphonse Jr. (Donna) and Benjamin (Karen), both of Mulgrave; special nephew, Gerard Murray Jr; sisters, Alice and Nellie, both of NL; grandchildren, Leah, Falen, Travis, Brent, Scott and Breanna; great-grandchildren, John and Bradley; several nieces and nephews. Phonse was predeceased by his wife, Anne (Murray), brothers, Ben, Jim, Nicholas and Edward in infancy, sister, Winnie.

Cremation has taken place under the care of the Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral will take place at 11a.m. Wednesday, June 6, from St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Mulgrave, with Father Allan MacPhie officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Nursing Department, Guysborough. The family would like to express a special thanks to Dr. Ranjini, the nurses and caregivers of Milford Haven for the wonderful care they gave Phonse during his stay. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at

OSMOND, Geraldine G. (Gillard)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 8, 2012
Geraldine Grace (Gillard) Osmond
- 56, of Canning, Kings County, Nova Scotia, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2012 at home. Born in Corner Brook, NL, she was the daughter of the late Gerald and Ruby (Osmond) Gillard. She had been employed with Early Childhood Education. She is survived by her husband, Clarence "Spencer" Osmond; many family and friends. She was predeceased by a grandson, Devon Baldwin. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2012 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Nova Scotia. Cremation will take place and there will be no funeral service, by family request. Burial will take place at a later date in Newfoundland. Donations in memory may be made to Marg's Glad Garden (The Margaret Salsman Cancer Care Patient Navigator Memorial Fund). Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.

PARDY, Kathleen "Kay"
The Cape Breton Post, May 4, 2012
Born In: Bishop's Falls, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: May 2nd, 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with her loving family by her side. Born in Bishop's Falls, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Leander and Estelle (Brace) Drover. She was a loving mother and grandmother, who enjoyed spending time with her family. She lived her life for them. Kay will be missed by all who knew her. Leaving to grieve are sons, Wes (Ducy), Marion Bridge, Gerry, Marion Bridge, Tom, Sydney; and daughters, Peggy Hunter, Sydney, Judy (Dan) Dean, Birch Grove, Debbie Gillis, Sydney, and Nancy MacLean, Sydney. Also left to mourn are her 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; brothers, Bill, George, Frank, all of Bishop's Falls, N.L.; sisters, Shirley Snow, Bishop's Falls, Lucy Luscombe, Edmonton, Alta.; and many nieces and nephews. Kay was predeceased by her husband, Thomas, son, Steve, brothers, Wes, Alec and Albert and sisters, Mabel and Lillian.

The family would like to thank the nurses at palliative care unit for their compassion and care given to mom and her family during her illness. Cremation has taken place. Visitation for Kay will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2012, at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, May 7, 2012, at the funeral home chapel with Pastor Sheldon Chant officiating. There will be a reception following the service. "Mom we will always love you and miss you." In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cape Breton Palliative Care or charity of choice. Online condolences may be made at our web page at

ROSE, Captain Cyril T.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 29, 2012
90 - May 26, 2012
in Dartmouth, N.S. Born in Hermitage, Newfoundland on January 25, 1922, he went to sea at age 15 and pursued a long and distinguished career as a commercial fisherman. On July 2, 1948, he married Lillian Baker in Halifax, N.S., and in 1956 they moved to Glace Bay where he owned and operated his own fishing vessel, the Shirley & Linda. In 1963 they relocated to Mulgrave, N.S. when he joined Acadia Fisheries, rising to the rank of captain. Cyril retired from National Sea Products in 1987 as the captain of the fishing vessel the A. W. Henriksen. Over his career, he won numerous awards, including grand award winner and several runner up awards for landing the highest annual gross stock of fish in Nova Scotia. Cyril was an active member of the Masonic Temple Lodge and St. Andrews Anglican Church, both of Mulgrave.

Cyril was the son of James and Martha Rose, and the brother of Mary Hynes. He was predeceased by his brothers Eric, Leonard, and Wallace, and his sisters Triffie and Doris. He was a devoted husband of 64 years of Lillian, and the beloved father of Shirley (Neil) of Bridgewater, Linda (Bill) of Baltimore Maryland, and Wayne (Dwina) of Eastern Passage, and special uncle to niece Judy Ryan (Larry) of Mulgrave. He was the proud grandfather of Joanna, Cindy, Heather, Andrea, Adam, Michael, and Anne Marie. He also had three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday May 30 from 2-4 and 7-9 in Atlantic Funeral Home 771 Main Street Dartmouth. Funeral services will be held on Thursday May31 at 11am in Church of the Holy Spirit corner of Regency Drive, and Gaston Road, Dartmouth, Rev. Edwin Ebsary officiating. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Cyril can be made to St. Andrews Anglican Church Mulgrave NS. B0E 2GO , Church of The Holy Spirit 1 Regency Drive, Dartmouth, B2Y1Z7, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice. On line condolences

ROSE, Hubert Leslie
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 4, 2012
(November 13, 1923 - May 2, 2012
) - On May 2, 2012, at the age of 88 years, Captain Hubert Leslie Rose of Halifax passed away at home surrounded by his loving family and close friends. Born in Great Harbour, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Levi and Ellen (Coombs) Rose. Hubert started his long 55 years of fishing out of Conagher Bay, Newfoundland in small open dories progressing to closed-in long liners catching millions of pounds of cod fish and halibut. In the 1980's Hubert was hired by the Canadian Government to test out an automatic baiting system which led him to become the most successful long liner captain in the Atlantic Ocean. He survived three sinking vessels and The Perfect Storm. Hubert was a long time parishioner of St. George's Anglican Church. He loved dancing, playing cards, darts and especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

Hubert is survived by daughter, Christine MacDonald, sons, Roy(Janet), Nathan (Cathy), Larry (Judy), Clyde (Debby) Clarence (Suzanne), daughter-in-law Lois and sister June (Harrison) Thomas, grandchildren, Kelly, Kevin, Leigh-Anne, Eryn, Kristen, David, Cheyenne, Tyler and Amanda; great grandchildren - Taylor, Mackenzie, Haleigh and Brady. Also left behind is loving sister-in-laws Marina (Les) and Bev and brother-in-law Norman (Christa) Hubert was predeceased by wife Ella Mary and son, David in infancy. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 pm Friday, May 4, 2012 at Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road. Funeral service will take place 10am Saturday, May 5, 2012 at St. George's Anglican Church, 2222 Brunswick Street, Halifax with Rev. George Westhaver officiating. A reception following in the Church Hall. Burial will be in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. Family flowers only; donations may be made to St. George's Anglican Church or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made by visiting the Halifax location at:

SHIRRAN, David Wayne
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 23, 2012
63 of Hebbville passed away on Saturday 19 May 2012 in the QE II health centre, Halifax. Born in Humbermouth, Newfoundland, he was the son of Robert and the late Ena (Knee) Shirran. David is survived by his brothers Richard (Jane), Toronto; Keith (Paula Tremblette), Bonavista, NL; Roger (Julie MacNiell), Brampton, Ont.; Robert (Marisa Giannieri), Caledon, Ont.; Kent (Wilma), Hubbards along with several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held 1:00 to 2:00 P.M., Wednesday 22 May in Sweeny's Funeral Chapel, Bridgewater form where the funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M., following the visitation, Captain's Steven & Karen Holland of the Salvation Army officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Newfoundland. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in David's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. David will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Online condolences may be made by visiting

VALLIS, (Strowbridge) Hannah Jane 83
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 21, 2012
(July 8, 1928 - May 18, 2012
), was surrounded by her family when she passed away peacefully at the Dartmouth General Hospital on May 18th. She was born in Wreck Cove, Newfoundland, the daughter of Beatrice (Lawrence) and William Strowbridge. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 61 years, Edwin George Vallis and son, Derek Edwin Vallis (wife Beth). A devoted mother and loving grandmother, she adored her grandsons, Cameron, Aaron and Christian Vallis, and enjoyed every minute she spent with them. Hannah was pre-deceased by brothers, John (Dora) and Cyril (Annabelle) Strowbridge and sister, Marjorie Cox (James).

A teacher in Newfoundland and a Librarian in the Dartmouth school system, Hannah worked at Park School, Northbrook, John MacNeil and John Martin Junior High. While working full time, she raised her family and went to university part-time. Hannah was a strong supporter and member of the guild of Emmanuel Anglican Church and was well known for her homemade bread donations for the church pantry table, volunteering her time, and enjoying card games with friends and family. She had fond memories of friends and co-workers from the Sword and Anchor Inn and Sears. Hannah cherished traveling with her family on many occasions, whether camping, sightseeing or simply visiting friends; she appreciated life and all its blessings.

We would like to thank the Red Cross, Emergency Health Services and the team at the Dartmouth General Hospital. Friends will be received at the Atlantic Funeral Home Dartmouth Chapel, 771 Main Street on Monday, May 21st from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. A celebration of Hannah's life will be led by Pastor Lennett Anderson, at the same location on Tuesday, May 22nd at 2:00pm. The Interment and a reception will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation or a school library in your neighbourhood.

WHELAN, Kieran A.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 2, 2012
(June 24, 1941 - May 1, 2012)
Whelan, Kieran Alphonsus - 70. June 24, 1941 - May 1, 2012
. Passed peacefully away in the presence of his loving family at Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton, NS, Kieran Alphonsus Whelan of Parkers Cove, NS, formerly of Colliers, Conception Bay, and Labrador City, NL. Kieran was the son of the late Nicholas and Gertrude (Murphy) Whelan. Besides his parents, Kieran is predeceased by stepbrothers, Stephen and Michael, stepsisters Bridget and Theresa and sister-in-law Mary. Leaving to mourn his loving wife Catherine (Kay) (Conway) Whelan, adoring children Sue Anne and her husband Blair Cooper and their sons Sam and Joe of Annapolis Royal, NS, Stephen and his wife Martica and their daughters Emily and Juliana of Doha, Qatar, Diana and her husband Mike Stead and their daughter Norah of Enfield, NS. Kieran also leaves to mourn siblings Nicholas (Madonna), Stephenville Crossing, NL, Francis (Noreen), Sydney, NS, Vincent, Toronto, ON, Helen (Stan McHugh), Marysvale, Conception Bay, NL, Mary (Ed Edmunds), Toronto, ON, Betty (Bill Wall), Colliers, Conception Bay, NL.

Kieran started his working career in Manuels, NL, but spent most of his working life in Labrador City, NL. He and Kay retired to Parkers Cove, NS, in 2005. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal. Visitation will be held Thursday May 3rd, 2-4 and 7-9 at Kaulbach Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal. A celebration of his life will take place Friday, May 4th at 11:00 am at St. Louis Catholic Church, Annapolis Royal, with Father John MacPherson officiating. In place of flowers, donations can be made to Valley Regional Hospital Foundation by visiting Kieran's website:, or by mail at PO Box 911, Kentville, NS, B4N 4H8. Kieran enjoyed the simple things in life. In his memory, take a moment to enjoy the great outdoors (perhaps on your bicycle), the wind in your face, a good tune in your ear and the closeness of family and friends. On line condolences may be sent to



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