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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
September 2012


The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, September 20, 2012
Mary Bernadette HALLIDAY-SMITH (Nee: CROTTY)
, age 74, passed peacefully away at the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow, after a courageous battle with Cancer. Bernadette was comforted with her family at her side as she passed. Formerly of St. John's, NL, Bernadette was an accomplished musician and was widely known for her musical contributions to her native Newfoundland and her adopted home of Pictou County, NS. Bernadette moved to Pictou County in 1973 with her late Husband Alex HALLIDAY where she began a 20 year career with the Unemployment Insurance Center in New Glasgow. During that time, Bernadette was the organist and choir director for the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. There she developed strong ties and relationships with the musical community of Pictou County. Those ties blossomed into a special musical gift to the Pictou County Community. Bernadette became an integral part of the New Glasgow Music Festival as a volunteer, accompanist and active supporter. Bernadette's community involvement stretched far and wide with her spearheading the Food and Fun annual fundraiser at the "Kirk" to her involvement with the "Kirk" choir, Trinitarians, Male Chorus and the Musical Theatre.

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.

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, September 17, 2012
Ivey Horton
- 91, of New Minas, formerly of Port Williams, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2012 in Grand View Manor, Berwick. Born in Burgeo, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Annie Mae (Billard) Standing. Ivey was raised by her Godparents, Charles and Florence Spencer. She was a well-known seamstress and quilt maker and had been employed in Port Williams creating casket interiors for W. C. Hiltz. She had also been employed with the Louis Fishel Glove Company in Kentville. Ivey was a member of the U.C.W. Port Williams Group, a member of the Port Williams Lioness Club, a member of the Port Williams Loyal Workers, and an assistant Cub Master in Port Williams for several years.

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

MAYO, Fannie May
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, September 24, 2012
(August 11, 1915 - September 22, 2012)
It is with much sadness that the family of Fannie May Mayo, 97, announces her passing on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care, Lunenburg. Fanny was born in Jersey Harbour, Newfoundland, a daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (White) Grandy.

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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