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Bernadette returned to Newfoundland in 1991 to continue her career with UIC. While there she shared her musical talents, infectious smile and her wonderful sense of humour, playing Mrs. LYNDE in the Peter MacDonald Production of Anne of Green Gables. Bernadette returned to Pictou County in 2002 and married Aubrey J SMITH of New Glasgow. She rekindled her ties to the musical community in Pictou County where she was a sought after organist, accompanist and mentor for many local performers. She enjoyed travelling, singing with her grandchildren and sharing laughs with her many friends and people whose lives she has touched. Bernadette will be fondly remembered for her genuine friendship, her generosity and her many contributions to the musical community.
Bernadette was predeceased by her parents Patrick and Annie CROTTY, her sister, Carmel EVERARD and her first husband, Alexander W. HALLIDAY. She leaves to mourn and celebrate her life, husband Aubrey SMITH, her loving daughter, Tina WHITE (George) and son Stephen HALLIDAY (Paula), her six cherished grandchildren, Christina and Katie WHITE of St. John's, NL. Alex, Andrew, Carleigh and Camryn HALLIDAY of New Glasgow, as well as, her sisters Rosemary KENNEDY, Noelle GARCIA and brothers Frank and Paul CROTTY. Bernadette also leaves behind a large circle of beloved extended family and devoted friends.
Funeral arrangements and cremation are under the Direction of the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Visitation will occur at the H.W. Angus funeral home on Friday, Sept. 21st from 2-4PM and 7-9PM. Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in New Glasgow on Saturday, Sept. 22nd at 11:00AM. A private family burial will take place at the Marshdale Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bernadette's name to the "Run for The Cure" breast cancer foundation or the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit.
She is survived by three daughters, Elaine (Allan) Ryan, London, Ontario; Eileen (James) Haynes, North Alton; Carol (George) Cameron, Newmarket, Ontario; one son, Wayne (Virginia), Kentville; two sisters, Nina Jessome, North Sydney; Jesse Williams, Halifax; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great granddaughters. She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Lester; two sisters, Alma Seury and Alfreda Clarke; two step-sisters, Cora Thomton and Ada Sutton; a step-brother, Joseph Spencer; a granddaughter, Kimberly.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2012 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 20, 2012 in Orchard Valley United Church (formerly the United Church of St. Paul and St. Stephen, Kentville), Reverend Doctor Randy Crozsman officiating. Burial will take place in Hillside Cemetery, Port George. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Grand View Manor. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of the Winslow Unit in Grand View Manor for their kindness, care and compassion. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com
MAYO, Fannie May
In her earlier years, she worked at the Old Colonial Restaurant, Lunenburg and the Riverport Seafoods, Riverport. She was a former member of St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, Middle LaHave. Fannie was an affiliated member of St. John's By the Sea Lutheran Church, Feltzen South.
She is survived by daughters, Ruby (Leonard) Goulden, Halifax; Myrtle (Keith) Corkum, Dartmouth; Sheila (Lowell) Levy, Feltzen South; brother, Basil (Loretta) Grandy, Lower Branch; grandchildren David, Greg, Sherri, Tracy, Chris, Heather, Robbie, Dawn and Scotty ; great grandchildren Minami, Yukiko, Holly, Jeremy, Matthew, Courtney, Adam, Emma, Ella, Nicholas, Sophie, Curtis, Mikalah, Breanna and Zachary. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold in 1999, sisters, Myrtle, Phoebe, brother, Lloyd and son-in-law Leonard.
Friends are invited to share their memories of Fanny with her family during visitation at the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg; on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Fanny's life will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at St. John's By The Sea, Feltzen South, Rev. Willis Ott officiating. Interment will be in Feltzen South Cemetery, Feltzen South. Thank you to all the staff at Harbour View Haven, especially her "other daughters" Beverley and Valerie. Flower tributes are welcome; however memorial donations may be made to SHAID Animal Shelter or a charity of choice if so desired.
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