The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 19, 2013
(October 7, 1939 - December 17, 2013)
Frederick Tilley Carter (October 7,1939 - December 17th, 2013) - One of the finest men anyone could have the privilege of calling husband, Dad, Grandad, and friend has passed away peacefully at the age of 74.
Born in Port Union, Newfoundland to the late Frederick and Alma Carter (nee Shepherd), he moved to Cambridge Ontario at the age of 7 and became a Nova Scotian upon joining the Navy at age 18 where he had a 30 year career.
Fred met the love of his life Joanne (nee Whymark) and they were married in April of 1961. They resided in Shelburne in the early years while Fred was deployed to the base there. They made many life-long friends and this was a time of their lives that they cherished deeply.
Fred built their family home on Aspen Crescent, Lower Sackville where he and Joanne resided with their family for 42 years.
Later Fred sailed on the HMCS Bonaventure and instructed at the Naval School in Halifax, a position that he loved. His last posting was as Coxswain of the HMCS Iroquois. Although he was a stickler for the rules he was known as a fair and compassionate leader. He was well respected by those he was in charge of and those to whom he reported.
Before he lost his ability to speak, Fred was actively involved in his church as a choir member and also often manned the sound booth and taught others to do the same.
Fred's greatest joy was always first and foremost his family and friends. He answered all calls for help, often quietly behind the scenes.
Although diagnosed with Parkinson's in his early 40's, he soldiered on bravely, with great grace and courage and an amazing sense of humour.
Fred was predeceased by his mother Alma Carter, his sister Ella, and his beautiful daughter Kelly Mullen. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Joanne, son Derek (Geoffrey Watson), brother George (Mary), daughter-in-law Kimberly, son-in-law Randall Mullen along with six grandchildren Christopher, Emma, Hilary (Carter), Andrew, Geoffrey, Sara (Mullen) of Halifax, Ottawa, and Kentville.
Fred's family is so very thankful for the wonderful care he received from first a homecare team and then staff of Ocean View Continuing Care Centre. His care and the continuing care of his beloved wife Joanne has truly been second to none and has been given with the utmost of professionalism, compassion and respect.
A special thanks to two very special friends for their constant love and support - Bill Marlow and Irene Hire.
Funeral arrangements for Dad (Fred Carter) are with J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax (455-0531). Visitation on Friday, December 20th from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9. The funeral service will be Saturday morning at 10 a.m., also at J.A. Snow's. This will be a celebration of Dad's life and of the Christmas Season. Dad loved celebrating Christmas with his family, and always went "all out". We are sad but we his family will be together and celebrating Christmas as usual just with one empty place at the dinner table.
Festive flowers and arrangements are welcome, as are donations to support Ocean View Continuing Care Foundation in Eastern Passage. The staff there is so caring, compassionate and kind. Absolutely amazing - and Ocean View remains Mom's home. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.jasnowfuneralhome.com
LeVALLIANT, Bride Leah
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 6, 2013
(April 20, 1931 - December 4, 2013)
Leah "Bride" (Payne) LeValliant (April 20, 1931 - December 4, 2013) passed peacefully away at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax, surrounded by loving family and friends. She will be missed by everyone, but especially by Katharine to whom she was both Grandmother and Mother.
Bride was born in Rocky Harbour, NL, the daughter of Salvation Army Captain William and Ida Payne, and while she spent most of her adult life in Gander, Rocky Harbour was her home. Her connection to home remained strong and she loved to return to Rocky Harbour for the annual Payne get-togethers.
Left to mourn her passing are grandchildren, Katharine (Scott) Morrison of Halifax, NS, Keith (Lenore) Collins of Fort McMurray, AB, Daniel Collins of St. John's, NL, Jennifer McDougall of New York; great-grandchildren, Allie and Drew Morrison, Jacob and Sean Collins; sisters, Maxine (Hiram) Chaulk of Corner Brook, NL, Donna (Tom) Northcott of Sackville, NS, Elizabeth (Bessie) Crocker (Ellis deceased) of Corner Brook, NL, Bonnie (Leo, deceased) Foley of Stephenville Crossing, NL; brothers, Gerald (Bertha) Payne of Corner Brook, NL; Warwick (Wilma) Payne of Alberton, PEI, Bruce (Alfreda) Payne of Corner Brook, NL; brother-in-law Edmund LeValliant of Gander, NL; sisters-in-law Gertie (Jerry) Hill of Dartmouth, NS, Pauline (Alton) Payne of Rocky Harbour, NL; her really close friend Clarice Goodyear of Gander, NL; and many other relatives and friends, too numerous to mention.
Bride was predeceased by husband, Gordon; daughter Allison (Garry) Collins; brothers, Clarson, Alton, Clyde (Dorothy); sisters Greta (John) White, and Patsy Payne.
Funeral services will take place at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS (455-0531) on Saturday, December 7 at 10 am in the memorial chapel. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.jasnowfuneralhome.com Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Foundation.
MacDONALD, Daniel Joseph
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 7, 2013
(February 3, 1929 - December 5, 2013)
MACDONALD, Daniel Joseph - 84, of Fall River, passed away peacefully on December 5, 2013, in the Palliative Care Unit of the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax. He was born in Port au Port, NL. He was a son of George and Simone (Chretien) MacDonald. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary (Matthews); daughter Ruby (Jack) Brenton, Coldbrook; Gerry (Susan) Dartmouth; Danny (Karan) Eastern Passage; daughter in-law Maureen, Middle Sackville, eight Grandchildren and three Great Grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers; Karl (Carol), Ottawa; Ken (Mim), BC; and sisters; Genevieve and Jean, Florida; Julie (Frank), Oregon; Margaret (Barry), Belleville. Sisters-in-law Cora (Edward) and Joan. He was predeceased by his son, Ian; sisters Myra, Kay, Blanche, Harriet and brother; (Augustinian Brother) Gratzia.
Dan served 25 years in the RCN from 1951 to 1976; he also worked as a Stationary Engineer with DND for 13 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus (St. Rose of Lima) Fall River, and a member of the Fall River Seniors group. Dan was a devoted Blue Jays fan and loved to play cards. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends. A special thanks goes to Dr. Rayson and his nurse Helen.
Visitation will be held at St Rose of Lima Church, 9 Jamieson Drive, Fall River on Monday from 6-9 pm. Funeral mass will be held at St Rose of Lima in Fall River at 10 am on Tuesday, December10th, Father Duncan McMaster officiating. Reception to follow service. Interment to take place at Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to St Rose of Lima Church or charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made by visiting: www.atlanticfunerlhomes.com Dartmouth Chapel
McGLOIN, Elizabeth (Betty) Hickman
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 8, 2014
(August 18, 1920 - December 31, 2013)
Our gracious Mom passed away peacefully on December 30, 2013 at Oakwood Terrace nursing home at the age of 93.
Betty was born in Newfoundland on August 18, 1920 to the late Reverend George and Virtue (Milley) Patten.
As a young lady she became a registered nurse at the Grace General Hospital in Saint John's, where she met her husband
Gerald Thurston McGloin, who was stationed there with the air force.
Betty was a gentle, fun-loving, intelligent, generous, resourceful person. Her life was devoted to family, friends, and travel.
She found great joy in family celebrations, wintering in Spain, 1942 nursing class reunions, church choirs and activities,
and many friendships around the world. Other interests included reading, languages, sewing, walking, music and dancing. Her smile and humour will be greatly missed. We've lost a great soul.
Lovingly remembered by her children Dianne Garant, Michelle (Munro) Foster, Wanda Barrett, Gerald (Carolyn) McGloin, Roxanne McGloin, Patrice Wong, Cynthia Chandler, and Richard (Joan) McGloin. Betty had a great fondness for her grandchildren Donna, Steven, Erin, Jennifer, Robyn, Bruce, Gala, Jack, Liam, Leighton, Erica, Noelle, Meaghan, and for her great grandchildren Andrew, Ryan, Jessica, Niko, Rose, Alasdair, Eamon, Madaket, Ewan, and Alejandra.
Predeceased by Jerry, her husband of 62 years; brothers Jack, Hector, and Donald; and grandson Timothy.
We extend deep gratitude to Betty's Oakwood Terrace family and all previous caregivers.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation; a private family service will be held.
Memorial Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society or charity of choice.
REID, Beryl Louisa
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 25, 2013
(February 18, 1934 - December 21, 2013)
Passed away peacefully in her 79th year, on Saturday, December 21, 2013 in the presence of her loving family, Beryl Louisa
Reid (nee Stone) of Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia. Formerly of Gander, Newfoundland.
Left with wonderful memories, her husband of 55 years, The Rev. James Reid; daughter, Kathryn (Andy) St. John's, sons: John (June), Plantation, Florida, and Douglas (Jill), Windsor Junction. Grandchildren: Cletus, Shane, James, Stephanie, Lauren, Megan & Evan. She is also survived by her sisters Jean Donnelly (Doug), Gertrude Snow (John) and Shirley Greene. She also leaves a large circle of nieces, nephews and friends. Beryl was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Helen Stone, as well as brothers Gerald, Bill and Robert.
Beryl worked tirelessly alongside her husband in the Parishes that they ministered, starting on Fogo Island in 1958, followed by seven years in the Parish of Bay of Islands. In 1970 they moved to Gander, where they resided for the next 27 years. Beryl worked as the Director of Volunteer Services, James Paton Memorial Hospital in Gander for 18 years.
A community leader, Beryl was involved in all aspects of the Anglican Church Women, both in her Parish of St. Martin's, as well as at the Diocesan level and at the National Church. She was also involved nationally with the Women's Inter-Church Council of Canada, serving as its National President from 1990 - 1992. As a member of the ACW, she was an active member of St. Martin's Scouts Group Committee, helping to organize fundraising, which enabled the Group to have an active and successful program for the youth. Her work in the Parish included being the director of both St. Martin's Senior and Juniors Choirs; she was also the Camp Director for the Intermediate Girls Church Camp at Killdevil Anglican Church Camp for 23 years. She was the director of St. Martin's Old Fashioned Concert, which ran for several years in Gander; Within the community, Beryl was active in the IODE, the local Home & School Committee, and other community projects.
Beryl was recognized many times for her community volunteerism. In 1992 she was presented with the Anglican Award of Merit, the Anglican Church of Canada's highest honour, given to lay people who have contributed to the life and work of the church at a national and/or international level. Beryl also earned her Long Service Award and Medal of Merit from Scouts Canada and in 1996, was named Citizen of the year for Gander.
Following a debilitating stroke in 1998, Beryl focused her life on her family, friends and her faith. She was especially devoted to her children and grandchildren and supported and encouraged them in all of their pursuits.
Cremation has taken place and a service celebrating Beryl's life will be held on Friday, December 27th, 10:30 am at St. Thomas Anglican Church, 3514 Highway 2, Fall River, Nova Scotia; Interment to take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Thomas Anglican Church.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of QE II, 7.2 South for their professionalism and dedication in looking after Mom over the past several weeks.
SMITH, Charles Frank
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 31, 2013
Date of Death Wednesday, December 25th, 2013
Place of Death Hardwood Lands, NS
SMITH, Charles Frank - 82, Hardwoodlands (formerly Flats Islands, Newfoundland), passed away at home on December 25, 2013. He was born in the small village of Flat Islands NL, the son of the late Frank and Bertha Smith. He lived in Collins Cove, NL, Harbour Grace, NL and spent most of his life in Fortune, NL. He lived the last 20 years in Nova Scotia, first in Halifax, then Wellington and finally Hardwoodlands. Charles was a deep-sea fisherman for 46 years working on the Grand Banks, starting as a cabin-boy at the age of 15 and working the last 25 years of his career as a captain. He enjoyed bowling, playing cards and most of all dancing every weekend with Elizabeth. He leaves behind his partner of 13 years, Elizabeth, his daughter Wanda, Bedford; sons Wayne (Nancy), Enfield; Brian (Christina), Fortune, NF; Dennis (Dianne), Mt Pearl, NF; and Harold, Calgary, AL; sisters Dorothy, Epworth, NL; Beryl, Calgary, AL; brothers Barry and Harold, Prince Rupert, BC; his extended family Judy (Grant), Maitland; Sheila (Wilfred), Debert; and Marilyn (Everett), West Indian Road; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and a large circle of friends. He was predeceased by his wife Jean, sons Louis and Donald and his brother Boyd. A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Tuesday, December 31, in Ettinger Funeral Home Chapel, 2812 Highway 2, Shubenacadie, Rev. Lloyd Ripley officiating. A committal service will be held in Fortune, NL, at a later date. Family flowers only, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer's Society. Condolences, words of comfort, and remembrances of Charles may be shared with the family at: www.ettingerfuneralhome.com
STEVENS, Mary Elizabeth
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 4, 2013
(December 18, 1927 - December 2, 2013)
STEVENS, Mary Elizabeth age 86 years of Dartmouth died December 2, 2013 at Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland she was a daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Charles (Murphy) Greening. She is survived by her husband Anthony, sons Peter (Mary), Gregory (Michelle), Chris all Dartmouth. Grandchildren Danielle, Drew, Gregory and Tyler. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family and was predeceased by sisters Florence & Patricia, brothers Bob, Wilfred, Luke, Charlie and Frank. Memorial service and reception will be 1:00 p.m. Friday in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen Street. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences by visiting www.dartmouthfuneralhome.ca
STODDART, Mary "Ivy"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 31, 2013
(March 18, 1957 - December 26, 2013)
STODDART, Mary "Ivy" - 56yrs, of Kingston, NS passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 26, 2013 in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Stephenville, NL she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Theresa Benoit and was raised by Norman and Bertha Young. Ivy dedicated her life to raising her family and was loved by all her children and grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She is survived by her husband Bruce Stoddart, Kingston; daughters, Christina Chaisson (Gordon Cleveland), East Port Medway; Jessica (Phillip) Bowser, Oromocto, NB; Shelley (Ryan) Thompson, Upper Granville; Sonya (James) Cottrell, Middleton; Natasha Chaisson (Jeremiah Vidito), Bridgetown; step daughter, Jessica Stoddart, Bridgetown; son, James "Jamie" Chaisson (Cheralee Perkins), Wilmot; step son, Patrick Stoddart, Bridgetown; sisters, Rena (Maurice) Benoit, Degrau, NL; Pearl (Vince) Bernard, Cambridge, ON; brothers, Curtis (Bev) Benoit, Marches Point, NL; Eric Benoit, Ontario; Hank (Valerie) Young, Renews, NL; half brothers, George (Bea) Young, Marches Point, NL; Teddy (Bert) Young, Red Brook, NL; 13 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. She was predeceased by her brother Rene Young. By Ivy's request, cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Arrangements have been entrusted to Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448. Online guest book may be signed by visiting: www.middletonfuneralhome.com
WALSH, Iris Teresita
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 27, 2013
87, Waverley, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 19, 2013 in the Dartmouth General Hospital.
Iris was born in Ramea, NL on October 6, 1926 but lived in St. John's for most of her life. She was living in Waverley, NS for the last nine years.
Leaving to mourn her are son, Alexander "Sandy" Walsh; daughter-in-law, Karen Reid and grandchildren, Erica and Deven Walsh; as well as a large number of close friends in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. She was predeceased by her husband, Leonard George Walsh. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Iris may be made to the SPCA.