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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
October 2012


BISHOP (Butt), Cecily Stella Jean
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 13, 2012
BISHOP (Butt), Cecily Stella Jean (August 18, 1931 - October 10, 2012
), passed away peacefully on October 10th, 2012 at the QE II HSC, Halifax. Cecily was born in Freshwater, Carbonear, NF, and was the daughter of the late Charles and Laura (Burke) Butt. She was a strong, caring individual who enjoyed looking after others. Cecily loved music, playing the piano, cooking and baking. She leaves to mourn her loving, caring husband of 57 years, Alexander, son, Paul Bishop (Venus), daughter Kellie Grant (Sheldon), grandchildren Brandon, David, Emily, Nicolas; sister, Daphne (Bruce) Abbott; brother John (Ruby) Butt; numerous nieces and nephews in Nova Scotia and in Newfoundland. She was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Laura, sisters , Mabel (Edward), Florence (Leroy) and Peggy, brother Jim. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 1 pm Saturday October 13, 2012 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be made by visiting the website    Heartfelt thanks to the Doctors and Nurses at the QE II, 8.4.

BOWLES, Elizabeth Eva
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 30, 2012
June 10, 1934 - October 29, 2012
BOWLES, Elizabeth Eva
-78 of Greenwood passed away Monday, October 29, 2012 in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Isle Aux Morte, NFLD she was a daughter of the late Nathan and Margaret (Domniey) Walters. Elizabeth was employed for over 30 years at the Nova Scotia Hospital, Dartmouth. She enjoyed playing bingo, going for drives and the company of her many friends at the Greenwood Mall and in Dartmouth. She is survived by daughters, Wendy (Steve) Waldrum, Greenwood and Sabrina Cox, Orillia, ON; son, Frank (Jennifer) Bowles, Eastern Passage; sister, Delores Mauger, Bridgewater; brother, Nathan Walters, Lower Sackville; grandchildren, Rob, Ray, Cory, Jeff, Justin, Kevin, Kelsey and Rebecca and six great grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by, daughter, Peggy Bowles; grandson, Ryan Young; sister, Sophie Ford and brothers, Roland Walters and Fred Domniey. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 7:00PM, Wednesday, October 31, 2012 in the Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main Street, (902) 825-3448, with Rev. Patty Beals officiating. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online guest book may be signed by visiting:

CASSIDY, Margaret
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 16, 2012
Margaret Doreen Cassidy
, of Victoria Street, Westville, passed away in her 89th year, on Monday, October 15, 2012 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow..
Born in 1923, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Elizabeth (Hunt) Fitzgerald, Westville, formerly of Newfoundland. Margaret was predeceased by her husband of sixty-two years, John George Cassidy, Sr., in November, 2008. She lived in Westville all her life.
As a young girl Margaret worked at the former Tom Roy's store on Purvis Avenue, Westville. Following her marriage she was employed at the Picoda Dairy in Stellarton and then at Sobey's Head Office in the Accounts Payable Dept. for twenty-two years until her retirement in 1987. Margaret was a lifelong devout member of the Church of the Holy Name, Westville, where she was baptized and married.
She is survived by her only son, John Cassidy, Jr. (Lillian), Stellarton; two grandchildren, Genesta and Jeffery, both of Calgary. She is also survived by special nephew Gary Rankin, Westville, his children Kathleen and Patrick ; brother-in-law Raymond Cassidy (Jean), New Glasgow; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Margaret was predeceased by sisters and brothers-in-law Kathleen and Robert Rankin, Eva and George Haley.
Visitations will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Her funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday from the Church of the Holy Name, Westville with Father Gerald Campbell officiating. Burial will be in the Holy Name Cemetery. No flowers by request. Donations in Margaret's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 8, 2012
Ruby Connors age 87 (November 15, 1924 - October 3, 2012
) of Dartmouth passed away peacefully after a brief illness on October 3, 2012 at the Dartmouth General Hospital. She was surrounded by her loving family. Ruby was born in Garnish NFLD on November 15th 1924, the eldest daughter of the late Stephen and Anne Legge. She was predeceased by her husband Patrick Connors, sisters Grace, Nancy and brother David Legge. Ruby was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. Her compassion and empathy for people earned her the love and admiration of everyone who was fortunate enough to meet her. Ruby cherished daily visits from friends and family. Her passing has left a tremendous void in our lives. Ruby is survived by her sons David (Louise), Robert (Dianne), Tony (Susan) and Darrin (Alana). Sister, Bertha McKee. Grandchildren, Christopher, Stephanie, Darcy, Johanna (John Lake), Madeline, Julia, Jessica, Melissa (Zack Lockyer), Great Grandchildren, Katherine and Elizabeth Lake, several nieces and nephews and special friend Phyllis Thompson. The funeral service and reception will be held Wednesday October 10th at 2pm, at Stevens Rd United Baptist Church, Stevens Rd Dartmouth. In lieu flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Lung Association or charity of your choice.

COURTNEY, Abram Goodwin
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 17, 2012
COURTNEY, Abram Goodwin (October 26, 1930 - October 13, 2012
) - It is with great sadness to announce the sudden passing of Abram Goodwin Courtney on October 12, 2012 at the age of 81 years. Goodwin, as he was known by his family, was born in Recontre West, Newfoundland. He was the son of the late Abram and Martha Lucy (Clothier) Courtney.
Goodwin loved his family deeply and worked hard all of his life as a seaman to ensure they were well provided for. In his later years "Abe" as he was known by his co-workers served as marine officer with Canada Steamship Lines.
Goodwin will be lovingly remembered by his beloved wife Opal (Dobson); daughters Mary Baldwin, Susan Gingras and Gail Mortin, son-in-laws Joseph Baldwin, Louis Gingras and Dustin Morton; grandchildren James Gingras, Duresa Forsberg (Morton), Sean, Dustin and Ashley Morton; and great grandchildren Abel, Seth, Gage, and Payton.
In keeping with Goodwin's wishes, cremation has taken place. A funeral service to remember his life will be held in St. Margaret's of Scotland Church, 3751 Robie St., Halifax NS on Thursday, October 18th at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Society or St. Margaret of Scotland Church. Please visit:

MURPHY, John Edward
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 26, 2012
Murphy, John Edward,
91, Debert. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved father, husband, grandfather, and great-grandfather on October 24, 2012, surrounded by his family at home. Born in Lameline, NF, on February 16, 1921, he was a son of the late Peter and Suzanne (Benteau) Murphy. He served in the Merchant Navy and then joined the army in 1943. He was employed with the Public Service at Camp Debert for 33-years. John enjoyed fishing, hunting, and loved telling stories to his many many friends.
John is survived by his wife of 66-years, the former Lillian Annie Hinchcliffe; brother Adrian Murphy, Step-brother Tommy Nordkap; daughters, Linda Eagles (Kelly), Nancy Morphet (Dewayne), Margie Nichols, Jessie Cornelius (Ken), Sandra Murphy (Drew); sons, Peter (Shelley), John Michael (Jan), Paul (Wendy); 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a twin brother Michael, brothers Placid, Eugene; sister Paulette; infant granddaughter Jill.
No service by John's request. A celebration of John's life will take place on Sunday from 2-4 pm in the Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. A private family interment will take place at a later date in the Mainroad Cemetery, Debert. In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing John's obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:

NORRIS, John Joseph
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 20, 2012
Norris, John Joseph (December 10, 1925 - October 18, 2012)
- Born in Witless Bay, Newfoundland, leaving behind to mourn are his wife of 54 years, Claudia Evangeline, Dartmouth; daughter, Janice Elaine Boudreau, Dartmouth; grandson, John J. R. Boudreau (Vanessa). He had two beautiful great-grand-daughters, Trinity and Savannah Boudreau who every time he saw them his face would light up. Also to mourn are sisters, Catherine Dillion Mobile, Newfoundland; Madaline A. Chill, St. John's, Newfoundland; many nieces, nephews and cousins in Newfoundland and other provinces. Predeceased by mother, Ester and father Michael Norris; sisters, Mary B. Davis (St. John's, Newfoundland) and Angela Norris (Witless Bay, Newfoundland); brother, Laurance "Lard" Norris (Cornerbrook, Newfoundland). Friends and family, if so desired, may donate to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia in lieu of flowers in his memory. Special thanks to Oceanview Manor for the care they have shown our father. Memorial service to be held Monday from 6-8 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home Reception Center. Interment Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens.

O'CONNELL, Jean Marie (Rossiter)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 29, 2012
Jean Marie (Rossiter) O'Connell
died October 26 at the R.K. MacDonald Nursing home in Antigonish. Born March 5, 1921 in Bonavista, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Jane (Currie) Rossiter. Raised in Halifax, she graduated from Mount Saint Vincent College in 1940. She married Brian O'Connell in 1941 and later moved to Antigonish where she earned a Bachelor of Education from St.Francis Xavier University. She taught at the former Antigonish High School and St. Andrew Junior High School. She later founded and directed the Teachers' Resource Centre at St.F.X. until retirement in 1986.

She was a member of St. Ninian Parish and a 50 year member and past president of the CWL. With her husband, she was involved in the establishment of the CACL Workshop. Her interests included literature, theology, philosophy and history. She enjoyed playing bridge with friends, especially in later years at Club 60. Jean loved the town of Antigonish and its people, and will be remembered by many for her grace, compassion and generosity.

She is survived by daughters Colleen (James Lovett), Ottawa; Peggy, Mary Kathleen, Antigonish; Caroline (Ray Noe), Dublin, Ohio; son Dan, Halifax; and son-in-law Ronald "Pud" MacGillivray, Antigonish. She is also survived by grandchildren Lynne Campbell, John (Tracy Wallace) Haines, Brian Haines, Patrick (Liane Cooke) O'Connell, Cheryl (Mike) Kryvenchuk, Carolyn Carpan, Jeannie, Keith and David MacGillivray, Sean and Katie O'Connell, Raymond, Tim and Melissa Noe and great-grandchildren Rose Campbell, Lea, Sara and Erin Kryvenchuk, Aevan and Cian MacDonanld, Dustin Wallace and Kaleb and Keagan O'Connell Besides her parents, Jean was predeceased by her husband, Brian O'Connell daughter Eileen O'Connell, son, Michael O'Connell, daughter-in-law Mary Jane White, brothers Alex and Leonard Rossiter and sister-in-law, Jean Rossiter. She also leaves behind dear friends Anna Campbell, Dick and Betty Glencross, Beatrice DeCoste, Brian Lynch and Marie Cormier, all of Antigonish and Sister Ruth Kline S.C. and Edmond Boyd of Halifax.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish. Visitation will be Monday, October 29 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass will be held at St.Ninian Cathedral on Tuesday, October 30 at 10 am with Rev. Tom MacNeil, celebrant and Rev. Syd Mifflen, homilist. Memorial donations may be made to L'Arche, Antigonish

ROSE, Charles Allan
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 30, 2012
Born: July 30, 1936; Death: October 28, 2012

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Charles Allan Rose on October 28, 2012 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, with his family by his side. Born on July 30th in Bay du Nord, NFLD, he was the son of the late Cecil and Hilda (Welsh) Rose.

Charles (Charlie) is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ethel (Mailman), daughters Gina Fournier (James) of Perth-Andover, NB, Lisa Nielsen of Douglas, NB and son Stephen (Melanie) of West Lorne, ON. He had 2 granddaughters: Allison and Katelyn Rose, and 2 grandsons: Aaron and Jared Fournier. In addition to his immediate family, Charles is survived by a sister, Lorraine Frauzel of Chelsea, NS, brothers: Wallace (Mable) of Minto, NB, Clarence (Marie) of Dartmouth, NS, Cecil (Linda) of Lower Sackville, NS, and Gerald of Halifax, NS., numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law, 1 uncle and 2 aunts. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters: Ann (in infancy), Amy Henbrey and his brother Calvin.

Charles joined the RCMP Marine Division in 1957, had postings in Nova Scotia, Ontario and New Brunswick, where he retired after 32 years of service. Charles remained active with the "J" Division, RCMP Veteran's Association, the Northside Senior's Woodworking Shop and the Fredericton Fish and Game Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, fly-tying, reading, golfing and bowling, but most of all Charlie loved spending time on the Miramichi River.

Visitation will take place at York Funeral Home, 302 Brookside Drive on Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. A memorial service will take place at Nashwaaksis United Church on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 2 PM with Rev. J.D. Kennedy and Canon Bill MacMullin officiating. Internment will take place in St. John the Evangelist Anglican Cemetery with a reception to follow at the Nashwaaksis United Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the J Division RCMP Veteran's Association Scholarship Fund or the charity of the donor's choice. Personal condolences may be offered through

SITEMAN, Rowena Amenda
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 5, 2012
(December 21, 1920 - October 31, 2012)
SITEMAN, Rowena Amenda
age 91 years of Dartmouth passed away peacefully October 31, 2012 at Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Botwood, Newfoundland she was a daughter of the late Chesley & Mabel Langdon. She was a longtime devoted member of St. Albans Anglican Church, where she was active for over 50 years in the A.C.W. and the church choir. She is survived by daughter Shirley Siteman, son Ron (Ann Marie), daughter in law Judith Siteman, grandchildren Christine, Angela (Darren) and John, great grandchildren Kassidy, Cole and Bailey, sister June as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Harold, son Howard, sister Mildred, brothers Allen, Ray, Ward, Roy, Harvey, Howard and Ron. Visitation will take place 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday with a celebration of life service to take place 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday all in St. Alban's Church (343 Pleasant St. Dartmouth) Rev. Frances Drolet-Smith officiating, a reception will follow in the church hall. Burial will be at a later date in Lower Ship Harbour. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Alban's Church or a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, Queen Street. online condolences by visiting

WICKS, Gordon Harold
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 8, 2012
Gordon Harold Wicks (1922-2012)
90, of Halifax N.S. went to be with his Lord on October 5th, 2012 while resting at home. He was a son of the late Israel and Daisy (Vincent) Wicks. Gordon was born in Wesleyville, NL on January 6, 1922. Gordon was married to Eleanor (Richards) Wicks on August 7th, 1952; they were married 60 years. Gordon joined the Royal Navy at 18 years of age in 1940 and served with the Merchant Marine for the span of World War II, he was employed as a captain for 25 years before taking on the role of Harbour Pilot for the final 7 years of his career. He enjoyed gardening and time near the ocean. Gordon's faith in God was strong. Gordon is survived by his wife, Eleanor; children, Eric, Sandra McIntyre and Cheryl Walker; brothers, Jesse (Delilah), Jack (Lillian), Jim (Jean) and Israel; Sister, Elva Churchill; grandchildren, Jeffrey, James Slaunwhite, Jonathan MacIntyre, Jason MacIntyre, Andrew Walker, Danielle Walker, Ericka, and Ashley; great grandchildren, Kennedy Chamberlain, Joshua Slaunwhite and Justin Tanner. Gordon was predeceased by his brothers John, Marshall, Cyril and his sisters Annie and Elizabeth. Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. (477-5601) 149 Herring Cove Rd. where visitation will be held on today October 8th, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with funeral service Tuesday October 9th at 2:00p.m. from the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow the funeral procession in the West Lahave Cemetary, West LeHave.

WOOD, Mary "Louise"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 18, 2012
Mary "Louise" Wood
- 89, of Kentville, Kings County, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in New Harbour, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Jane (Thorne) Butt. She graduated from the Newfoundland School of Nursing and nursed in Burgeo, Markland and St. John's, Newfoundland, later moving to Kentville, where she worked at the Nova Scotia Sanatorium, retiring in 1982. She was a member of St. James Anglican Church, Kentville, where she served on the Evening Guild and taught Sunday School for many years. Louise was a long-time member of St. Eulalie Rebekah Lodge No. 27, Kentville, where she served in all offices and was a Past Nobel Grand, Past District Deputy President and was currently serving her second term as the District Deputy President. She was a member and Past President of the L.A.P.M. in both Kentville and Halifax. She was also a member of the Kentville New Horizons Seniors.

She is survived by three sons, Donald (Yvonne), Elmsdale; Darrell, Victoria, British Columbia and Ralph, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Faye Connors, Richmond, British Columbia; Dr. Nancy Louise Wood, Barrie, Ontario and Marilyn (Norman) Penney, Cole Harbour; seven grandchildren, Donald (Soleil) Wood, Adam (Alison) Wood, Nadine (Creighton) Barrett, Mark (Elizabeth) Penney, Eric Penney, Jason Connors and Michelle Connors; four great grandchildren, Brycen and Xavier Penney, Grayson and Samuel Wood. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald F. Wood and her step mother, Deliah (Crocker) Butt.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 2012 with a St. Eulalie Rebekah Lodge service to be held at 7:00 p.m. both in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. The funeral service followed by a reception will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2012 in St. James Anglican Church, Kentville, The Reverend Cathy Pharo officiating. A private family burial will take place at a later date in the Garden of Rest Cemetery, The Anglican Parish of St. James. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Garden of Rest Cemetery fund or to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. Online inquires may be directed to



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