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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
August 2013


BARNES, Randell Phillip
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 20, 2013
Date of Birth Wednesday, June 1st, 1921
Date of Death Friday, August 16th, 2013
BARNES, Randell Phillip
- Passed peacefully away on August 16th, 2013, at St. Patrick's Mercy Home, Randell Barnes, originally from Belleoram, Fortune Bay, aged 92 years. A seaman all his life, Randell went to sea at an early age, even spending his 15th birthday in a dory off the Grand Banks of NL, fishing. He fished for many years in Lunenburg and Halifax, Nova Scotia, and worked for 15 years on the Western Union cable repair ships - the Lord Kelvin and Cyrus Field - based out of Halifax. After returning to Newfoundland, he joined the Canadian Coast Guard working on the cable ship CCGS John Cabot. Before retiring, Randell worked for a short time with Marine Atlantic. Predeceased by his special granddaughter Christine; and sister, Amy (Mick - deceased). He is survived by his wife Edna of 69 years; sons: Albert (Mercedes), Sam (Frances), Ken (Bernice); 5 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sisters: Hannah (Gus, deceased), Beatrice (Doug, deceased), and Marjorie (Ed). Resting at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Ave. on Saturday, August 17, 2013, from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm and again on Sunday, August 18, 2013, from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Funeral service will take place from Barrett's Funeral Chapel on Monday, August 19, 2013, at 11:00am with interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Rd. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in Randell's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Please visit to sign the on line guest book.

CHAULK, Raymond
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 14, 2013
(January 3, 1930 - August 8, 2013)
Chaulk, Raymond
, age 83 of Halifax passed away August 8, 2013 in the VG Palliative Care Unit. Born in Elliston NL, he was a son of William and Stella. He was retired from the Air Force. After retiring from the Air Force, Raymond worked as a commissionaire at the Halifax-Dartmouth Bridge. He is survived by daughter, Rosemary, sons Ross and Bill, sister Phoebe, grandchildren, Jayson, Amber and Corey, great-grandchild, Rachel and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, brother Clyde and sister Emily. Visitation will be held Friday, August 16 from 6-8 pm in J A Snow Funeral Home 339 Lacewood Dr. Hfx NS, B3S 0E1 (455-0531). Donations may be made to the VG Palliative Care Unit. For on-line condolences, please visit

CHOW, Michelle Lorraine - 42
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 3, 2013
(October 30, 1970 - August 1, 2013)

of Lawrencetown passed away August 1, 2013 at the QE II Victoria General. Born on October 30, 1970 in Marystown, NL she was a daughter of Leona and the late Ambrose Stacey. Michelle loved to ride her motorcycle and walk her dogs, Denver and Meadow. She is survived by her husband, Walter Joseph Chow; step-daughter, Heather Elizabeth Chow; brother, Carlson Stacey; sisters, Marie Coady (Alex), Leona Rose (Clyde) and Alberta Mitchell (Vic); mother-in-law, Patricia Chow; sisters-in-law, Kimberly (Steve) Swantee and Natasha Chow; brothers-in-law, Andrew (Pearl) Kilfoy and Leo Crews; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Christine Crews and father-in-law, Joe Chow. Visitation will be held on Monday August 5 from 6-8pm and memorial service will be 11am Tuesday August 6, both in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland Street, Dartmouth. Interment will be held at a later date in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens, Alma, NS. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. To view or place an online message of condolence please visit

CHURCHILL, Lionel Chesley
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 29, 2013
Lionel Chesley "Church" Churchill
- It is with great sadness and a life time of memories that the family of Lionel Churchill announce his sudden death at the Valley Regional Hospital on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at the age of 65. Born in St. John's NL on May 16, 1948, he was a son of the late Leslie and Louise Churchill. He is survived by his soulmate and best friend, wife of 41 years, Jane (Caul); devoted son, Damien (Maegan), Labrador City; two brothers, Matt (Lorraine) and Spencer; two sisters, Allison and Leslie Lou (Al); mother-in-law, Rose and her husband, Barry McCann; sisters-in-law, Maureen (Paul), Charlotte (Paul) and Sharon (Marlon); brothers-in-law, Philip and Michael; a large circle of nieces, nephews and friends; cherished grand-nieces, Madison, Alexis and Isabella. He was predeceased by sister, Sandra; infant brother, Harold; sister-in-law, Rosalind; father-in-law, Philip Caul Sr. Church or Liney, as he was also affectionately known by his brothers and sisters was a kind and gentle soul who believed in treating everyone fairly. He will be remembered for his amazing smile and quick wit. There were no strangers, just people he hadn't met yet. His passion was his family and he loved being the photographer for family functions. He was an avid golfer, curler and enjoyed his two new-found activities, bowling and darts. He loved music and was the go-to computer and electronics guy. He was also a staunch supporter of his beloved Toronto maple Leafs. Church spent 37 years in Labrador City, NL working in the mining industry. He was awarded the Town of Labrador City Builders award for his many years of volunteering and as a member of the Kinsman Club in Labrador City. He was awarded the Honour of Life Membership in the Kinsman Association. In 2010 he retired to New Minas, NS. He was a loving husband, devoted father, soon to be grandfather and loyal friend. The family wishes to thank the Medical "A" staff at the Valley Regional Hospital for their care and compassion. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, August 29, 2013 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 30, 2013, Father John MacPherson and Reverend Doctor Randy Crozsman officiating. Interment will take place in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Kentville. Flowers are accepted and donations in memory may be made to the Valley Hospice Foundation. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.

COMEAU, Genevieve (née Locke)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 23, 2013
(April 3, 1939 - August 21, 2013)
Genevieve Comeau
of Meteghan River, Nova Scotia, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 21 at the age of 74 following a battle with pneumonia. Genevieve was born on Bell Island, Newfoundland on April 3, 1939. She was the beloved wife of Pierre, her partner and soulmate for 49 years of marriage, loving and devoted mother of Alice (Sean Butler), David (Jennifer), and Monique (Mark Sander), loving "Hot Tea" of Sophie, Evangeline, and Cameron. She is survived by her sisters Martha (Dennis Halverson) and Rose (John Kent) and her brothers Robert (Dorothy) and David (Rita). She was predeceased by her parents Robert and Alice Locke and sisters Priscilla Harpelle and Marie Gosse. She will be dearly missed by the Comeau and the Locke families and by her many nieces, nephews, and godchildren. Genevieve always provided a close familiar touch, a guiding piece of advice, and a sly sense of humour. She was a proud teacher who took pleasure in crafting young minds in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Ontario. She was a volunteer with many organizations and a member of the Catholic Women's League in Weymouth, Nova Scotia. Genevieve lived a full adventurous life with her husband Pierre and her family. She will be dearly missed, not only for her love of family, but for her inspiration, guidance, and adventurous spirit. Family and friends may pay their respects at the Meteghan Funeral Home on Friday, August 23 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Knights of Columbus prayers at 8 p.m. The funeral will be held Saturday, August 24, at 11 a.m. at Sacré Coeur Church in Saulnierville, interment in the parish cemetery. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Yarmouth General Hospital for their dedicated, considerate and compassionate care. We kindly request family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or Sacré Coeur Parish would be what Genevieve would have wanted.

DURDLE, Claudine, 64
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 7, 2013
(March 24, 1949 - August 5, 2013)

of Lower Sackville, passed away August 5, 2013 at the QE II, HSC, VG Site. Born in Bell Island Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Stella Durdle. Claudine worked for Canada Post for 30 plus years, retiring in 2010. She was a member of the "Stitch and Bitch" club and enjoyed knitting. She also enjoyed being "The Best Nanny in the World' and loved to spoil her granddaughter. Claudine is survived by daughter Melyssa Williams; son, Mark Williams; sister, Kathleen (Mrs. Tom Hickey), Cambridge, Ont.; brother, Arch Durdle, Bell Island, Newfoundland; granddaughter Willow Piercey; many nieces and nephews. Claudine was predeceased by sister, Phyllis (Mrs. Ron Etheridge) and a brother Reg Durdle. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Friday August 9th at 2 pm from the chapel of Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive. A reception will follow in the funeral home lounge. Donation s may be made to the Ovarian Cancer Fund. Online condolences may be made by visiting the website

GARLAND, Wilfred age 90
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 16, 2013

passed peacefully away on Friday August 9, 2013 at the Mahone Nursing Home, Mahone Bay. Wilfred was born April 25, 1923 on Saddle Island in Hermitage Bay, NL and as a teenager moved to nearby Pushthrough, a small fishing village. Wilfred had a great love for fishing and sailing. Predeceased by his parents Matthew and Elizabeth (Skinner); wife Emily(Piercey); sons John& Cyril; grandchildren Derek & Samantha Garland; son-in-law Brian Robertson; brothers John & Cecil and sister Minnie. Leaving to mourn: sons Kevin (Anna); Howard (Claudette); daughters Alice (Tony Moore) Garland; Evelyn (Jack) Hollett; Anne (Russell) Aalders; Thelma (Garry) Rideout; 17 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and a large circle of family and friends. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg. A memorial service to celebrate Wilfred's life will be held Thursday, August 29th, 2013, at 2:00 pm from The Salvation Army Bridgewater Church. Interment will follow at Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice We the family wish to pass along our thanks and appreciation to the staff of Mahone Nursing Home and South Shore Regional Hospital for the exceptional care provided to Dad.

GOODYEAR, Edward John "Jack"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 15, 2013
(September 27, 1934 - August 12, 2013)
GOODYEAR, Edward John Christopher (Jack)
- (78), passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on August 12, 2013 at Arborstone Enhanced Care, Purcell's Cove Road, Halifax. He was a proud and active member for over 20 years of #349 ANAF Main St. Dartmouth. He was a sales representative for many years in flooring and contract sales and travelled all over the Atlantic provinces. John will be remembered for his great sense of humor, caring nature and his ability to strike up a conversation with everyone he met. Born in St. John's, N.L. September 27, 1934, he was the son of the late Nathan and Emma (Grantor) Goodyear. In addition to Barbara (nee Lynk), he is survived by brother Harvey Goodyear ( Loretta ), St. John's Newfoundland ,daughters Michele (Gary) Nolan, Ingramport, N.S., Jennifer Tobin, Eastern Passage, N.S., sons Darren (Lori), Ottawa and Christopher (Bev), Lethbridge, Alberta; grandchildren, Tyler, Connor, Allison and Declan, several nieces and nephews and first wife Mary. Besides his parents he was predeceased by sisters, Nancy and Enid ( Stan Adelson ) and brother Jethro, infant triplet granddaughters, Denali, Madison and Sarah Goodyear, as well as special Aunt Priscilla. As per John's wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held in St. John's, NL at a later date. Donations in John's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice. The family would like to express its thanks to the staff at Arborstone for the care and kindness given to him over the past year. online condolences by visiting
We love you and will always miss you Dad xo

McCULLOUGH, Winifred Josephine 72
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 14, 2013
of Upper Tantallon formerly of Twillingate, NL

passed away on Monday August 12, 2013 in the QEII Health Sciences Center, Halifax. Born in Twillingate, NL, she was the daughter of the late Baxter and Doris (Rideout) Rogers. Winifred was a military spouse and loved travelling all across Canada and Europe with her family. She was well known for her great sense of humour and fantastic memory, always remembering names and birthdays of each person she met. At her nursing home, she insisted on giving birthday cards and gifts for special occasions to friends and staff members. She enjoyed visiting with her grandchildren, sewing and knitting for her family and, of course, scratching lottery tickets and sharing the winnings with her family. Her sharp wit and loving smile will be deeply missed. Survived by her husband Basil P., Upper Tantallon, Daughter, Linda (Michael) Norman, Upper Tantallon; sisters, Doris Rogers; Betty (Bill) Hayter; Gloria Baker, all of St. Johns NL; Margaret (Gordie) Ross, Twillingate, NL; grandchildren, Tonya and Courtnee both of Upper Tantallon. Predeceased by her sisters, Rose and Emmaline. A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Friday August 16, 2013 in William Black Memorial Cemetery, Glen Margaret. Rev. Richard Walsh officiating. Reception to follow at 11 a.m. in the Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, 13549 Peggy's Cove Road, Upper Tantallon. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Nova Scotia Diabetes Association.

MUIRHEAD, Mavis Caroline
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 12, 2013

Passed peacefully away at Halifax on August 5, 2013, Mavis Brown Muirhead born King's Cove, NL. Predeceased by her first husband Dennis Fitzgerald in 1965 and second husband Gordon Muirhead in 1999. Also predeceased by her father Kenneth M. Brown O.B.E and mother Violet Hollett Brown, her sisters Violet and Audrey and her brother Clyde. Leaving to mourn her sister Ethel Brown Lawton of St. John's and a large number of nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at JA Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax on Wednesday, August 14 from 2 PM to 4 PM. A memorial service will follow at 4:30 PM. No flowers by request. Donations in Mavis' memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Interment at a later date at the Anglican Cemetery, St. John's, NL.

OWENS, Frederick George
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 9, 2013
(August 13, 1943 - August 3, 2013)
CPO2 Ret'd Owens Fred G,(Buck) CD2, SSM, CDS Comd
. age 69 passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on August 3, 2013 in the VG Site QE II. Born in Norris Arm Newfoundland in 1943, Fred was the son of the late Titus and Nelly (Whitt) Owens. Fred joined the Navy in 1962 and served with distinction for 35 years, finishing his naval career in 1997 as a Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class in charge of Bedford Rifle Range. Following his retirement from the Navy he joined the Corps of Commissionaires. Always an active member of his community, Fred gave his time to many organizations, including Fultz House Museum, Arsenault's Ambulance Service, Search and Rescue, Citizens on Patrol, Shaw Cable and Canada Games. He was a long time member in good standing of the Sackville Legion, Calais Branch #162. After moving to Ketch Harbour with his wife Carole of 5 ½ years, Fred George became a valued member of St. James United Church where he was much loved for his beautiful smile, contagious laughter, generosity of spirit and true community involvement. Most recently Fred participated in the popular Sambro Dinner Theatre, where he shone in his acting role. He also had the honour of giving his first public performance of his accordion skills in Sambro. No matter where Fred was, people were always drawn to his warmth, kindness and great love of life. Fred touched many hearts and will always be remembered by the people privileged enough to have known him. A devoted and loving son, father, brother, husband, grandfather and great-grandfather, Fred loved time with his family. He is survived by his adoring wife Carole Fiander Owens and her children and grandchildren Anne Marie (Peter) Adiletta, Paul (Christine) Fiander and Victoria (Patrick) Devenish and Lauren, Christopher, Emily and Sarah and his daughter Carla (Danny) Owens and his grandsons Tristan (April) Adams and Luke Adams and granddaughter Rhiannon Owens, great grandchildren Isabelle and Alana, brothers Cecil (Kay) Owens and Irving (Nancy) Manuel, sister Daphne (Burt) Freake, his adopted "Mom" Madge Lantz and special nieces Lisa and Karen. Cremation has taken place under the direction of JA Snow Funeral Home 339 Lacewood Dr. Hfx B3S 0E1(455-0531). Funeral service and interment followed by a reception will be held Tues. Aug. 13 , 3pm in St. James United Church, 3811 Old Sambro Road, Sambro, Rev. Keltie Van Binsbergen officiating. Donations may be made to St. James United Church in memory of Fred. For on-line condolences, please visit

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 10, 2013
(April 19, 1950 - August 8, 2013)
Piercey, Nauss (Jr.)
, born April 19, 1950, passed away peacefully on Aug. 8, 2013 at his cabin in Cold Stream, Colchester Co. He was a son of the late Nauss and Una Piercey (Dominix) of Belleoram NL. Nauss worked on fishing boats, Canadian Coast Guard ships and foundation towing. He loved to hunt, fish and spend time at his cabin. He loved playing guitar and singing. Nauss will be greatly missed by his many relatives and special friends, Farron, Timmy, Bob, Wayne, Dave and by his fiancée Jane Welsh (Jeannie) who took such great care of Nauss from the beginning of his illness until the end. Nauss is survived by sons, Trevor(Jennifer), Peace River, Alberta, Herbie (Melissa), Lr. Sackville, NS; daughters, Becky (Dean), Lr. Sackville NS and Melinda (Andy), Dartmouth NS; brothers Cyril (Ivy), Grand Falls, NL, Eugene (Mary), Lunenburg, NS, Roy (Grace), Pool's Cove, NL and Roger, Lunenburg, NS; sisters, Greta (Ted), Mersey's Point, Liverpool, NS and Mary (Philip), Lr. Sackville NS; five grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and two Aunts. The family would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses and staff of the QEII and the palliative care unit of Colchester Co. for taking such great care of Nauss; thank you all. Visitation will be held Friday, August 16 from 1-3pm, service to follow in JA Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr. Hfx B3S 0E1(455-0531). In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, Colchester Co., Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice. Thank you one and all. For on-line condolences, please visit

WILSON, Jean Cavell - 77
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 16, 2013
(February 26, 1936 - August 14, 2013)
of Bedford
After a courageous battle with cancer, Jean died peacefully at home with Russ, her loving husband, of 54 years on August 14 2013. The daughter of the late William James (W.J.) and Naomi Lundrigan, of Corner Brook, NL, Jean is survived by husband Russ; daughter, Susan Wilson; Sons Tim and Andrew Wilson and daughter in law, Heather Wilson. She leaves behind her grandchildren Boaz Nichols and Jessica Wilson. She is survived by her sisters, Eva Jennings; Evelyn (Roy) Brown; Mary (Reg) Finn; Ruby Gullage; Josephine (Bill) Kennedy; Effie (Ralph) Humble; and brother, Tom Lundrigan (Peggy); brother in law, Gerald (Joan) Wilson; sisters in law, Betty Lewis, Ida Lundrigan and Beverly Lundrigan; lifelong friend, Shirley Bartlett, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. Jean is predeceased by her brothers Arthur, Max, Harold, and Bill Lundrigan. Jean graduated from the Salvation Army Grace Hospital in Saint John's, NL as a registered nurse and practiced at the Western Memorial Hospital. She later managed her own small restaurant business in Corner Brook. Jean was always a source of strength and inspiration and was one of those very special people who made an indelible mark on all those who were blessed to know her. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and support staff at the QEII Health Sciences Center for their kindness, compassion and expert care. A heartfelt thank-you to Roz Benoit, Heart Function Clinic at the QEII and VON Nursing staff. There will be a memorial service at Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive, Monday August 19 2013 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the memory of Jean to the QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation.



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