DUFFY, Margaret Rose
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 23, 2013
DUFFY, Margaret Rose - Eastern Passage. We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Margaret Rose on February 21, 2013. She was lovingly surrounded by her family as she walked through the veil of promise and reunion with family members that predeceased her; including her husband Michael Duffy. Margaret Rose leaves a lasting legacy in her shadow with daughter Suzanne Duffy Fagan (Orlando), son-in-law Greg and grandson Adam; daughter Lynda Gillis (Dartmouth), son-in-law Wayne, granddaughter Amy and grandson Shane; son David Duffy (Guelph), daughter-in-law Stephanie, grandson Matthew and grandson Justin; daughter Antoinette Duffy (Toronto) and her life partner Mary Lou Borg. Margaret Rose was also predeceased by her mother, father, and brother Ivan and is survived by brother Edward and sister-in-law Frances; and sister Mary and brother-in-law Hector; and many nieces and nephews.
Margaret Rose was born in Howley, Newfoundland on May 2, 1941 and leaves all of us at a tender age of 71 years with far too many memoires not yet created. During her time with us she was a source of leadership, strength and perseverance; moving her family from Newfoundland and starting a new life in Toronto where she and Michael went on to raise four children and five grandchildren, looking for a better life for their family. Margaret Rose had a long banking career starting with The Bank of Montreal in Stephenville, NFLD; the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Toronto ON; and finally TD Bank (now TD Canada Trust) Brampton, ON.
Margaret and Michael faced many challenges along the way and with a lot of hard work they succeeded - all four children went on to become successful in their own lives, raising children, making homes and creating legacies of their own, of which Michael and Margaret were incredibly proud. Once their work of raising a family had reached its final chapter, they retired to Dartmouth to a calmer, peaceful life and to return to the roots they had left behind all those years ago. Michael and Margaret Rose settled on the southern shores of Nova Scotia in a place called Eastern Passage to build a house next to Margaret Rose's sister Mary White and brother-in-law Hector White; to spend the rest of their days surrounded by family.
Tragically, Alzheimer's struck and took Michael in October 2007 and soon after Margaret Rose became ill with Lewy Bodies - although not the ending they had hoped for and despite the many broken hearts that these two diseases laid claim to, we as a family rallied to protect, care and love Margaret Rose to her next journey. We didn't do it alone as we were surrounded by angels during our darkest days as we managed through these critical challenges. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to Aunt Mary, Uncle Hector and Cousin Scott for being the guardian angels over our parents and doing the work of family for which they graciously accepted and carried out with tremendous love and compassion. We were blessed by the grace and love of Marina White who cared and supported Margaret Rose faithfully during her illness. To Oceanview Manor and more specifically, Seaside; that cared for Margaret Rose during her illness and through those final moments providing her with dignity and grace while offering comfort to a family besieged in grief. We thank you for all that you do and all that you are. We would be grateful if everyone could make a donation to the Alzheimer Society in Margaret Rose's name and let her legacy continue to shine for those who still require our help. Visitation will be 6:00-9:00 p.m. Monday in Eastern Passage Community Funeral Home, 5 Cow Bay Road, Eastern Passage. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in St. Andrews Roman Catholic Church, Father Joni Mathew, celebrant. Burial will be in St. Andrews Cemetery. online condolences by visiting www.dartmouthfuneralhome.ca
GAGNON, Mildred Harriet
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 27, 2013
GAGNON, Mildred Harriet-82 (January 26, 1931 - February 25, 2013) of Dartmouth passed away peacefully at Arborstone Enhanced Care, Halifax on February 25th, 2013.
Born in Grand Bank Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Stanley Riggs and Emily Riggs-Rogers.
She is survived by her sisters: Shirley (Bennett) Wiseman and Marie (Alfred) Strang, both of Newfoundland; brother Stanley (Margaret) Riggs of Lantz and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Emery Gagnon and sister Ellen Riggs.
A visitation will be held on Thursday February 28th, from 1-3pm at Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. The funeral service will take place at 3pm in the funeral home chapel, Rev. James Haughn officiating. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, followed by a reception in the funeral home reception lounge.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com Dartmouth Chapel
HARDING (Thornhill), Molly Purchase
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 28, 2013
Harding (Thornhill), Molly Purchase - 91(June 22, 1921 - February 27, 2013), of Halifax, passed away Wednesday February 27, 2013 in the QEII VG Site. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Born in Fortune, Fortune Bay, Nfld, she was a daughter of the late John Robert & Bessie (Dominix) Thornhill. Molly is survived by daughters, Elizabeth (Norman) Mason, Shirley Harding; son, Robert (Sheila Raney) Harding; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren. Molly was predeceased by daughter, Sharon. Cremation has taken place. There is no visitation or funeral service as per Molly's request.
HILLIER, Lloyd Horace Dolton
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 21, 2013
Lloyd Horace Dolton Hillier, age 61 (February 8, 1952 - February 18, 2013), of Hammonds Plains, NS passed away peacefully on February 18th, 2013 at the Cobequid Health Center.
Born in Main Point, Gander Bay, NL he was the oldest son of Lester John Hillier and Irene Hillier (nee Wheaton). After working with the Department of Forestry in Lewisporte, NL, he moved to Labrador City and found his passion working with the Iron Ore Company of Canada. Retiring after 30 years of service in March of 2004, he moved to Halifax, NS with Marilyn. He enjoyed the great outdoors, fishing and golfing. He loved to travel and spend time with family and friends. You could often find him cheering on his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs.
Survived by his wife Marilyn MacIsaac; daughters - Trudy Ann (Les) Daley of Charlotte, NC; Shelley (Read) Craig of Truro, NS; Vanessa MacIsaac of Labrador City, NL; son - Roddy (Tina) Peddle of Brampton, ON; Dean (Joanna) MacIsaac of St. John's, NL; sisters - Pansy (Bernard) Fancy of Gander Bay, NL; Sharon (Glen) Harbin of Gander Bay, NL; Peggy (Ron) Freake of Baie d'Espoir; brothers - Philip (Marina) Hillier of Gander Bay, NL; Terry (Heather) Hillier of Gander Bay, NL; Jamie (Colleen) Hillier of Gander Bay, NL.
Proud Poppy to 7 grandchildren - Miranda Rose Daley, Rhianna Craig, Ian Craig, Christina Peddle, Sarah Peddle, Liam MacIsaac and Ewan MacIsaac.
Predeceased by his father Lester John Hillier, and his sister Betty Gillingham.
Visitation will be held February 21st, 2013 at 7:00 - 9:00pm at Atlantic Funeral Homes - 125 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville, NS. Funeral service to take place on February 22nd, 2013 at 11:00am at the funeral home with the Rev. Kym Burke-Cole officiating. Reception to follow in the funeral home reception lounge.
In lieu of flowers, donations are to be made to Hospital Laval - Cardiac Care Unit - 2725 chemin Ste-Foy, Quebec, G1V 4G5. On-line condolences may be made to www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com
KITCHEN, Gertrude (Ryan)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 15, 2013
Gertrude Kitchen (Ryan) - age 71 of Halifax N.S. passed away on 12 Feb 13 at the QEII,Halifax Infirmary. She was born in Bonavista Bay, NL on 08 Dec 1941 to the late John and Eva Ryan. She was predeceased by her loving husband Douglas Kitchen. Gertrude's favorite hobby was going dancing with her friends. She is survived by her daughter Joni (Randy) Brown and sons Doug (Anne) Kitchen of Hamilton, Wendell (Karen) Kitchen of Dartmouth and Allen Kitchen of Hamilton. She is also survived by her adoptive children: Paul (Nyung) Verreault, Jessica MacLellan, Emily MacLellan and Thomas MacLellan; her sister Beulah Glover, sisters in law Louise Sharpe and Thelma (Gerald) Landry; and brother in law Gorden Kitchen and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Gertrude was predeceased by her brothers Frank, Jim and Wilfred Ryan. She was also predeceased by her Common Law Husband Howard Rhyno.
Visitation will be held Friday 15 Feb 13 from 7PM to 9PM at Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth with the funeral service Sat 16 Feb 13 at 10 am in the funeral home Chapel. The burial will take place following service in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a local SPCA. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com Dartmouth Chapel
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 4, 2013
(Died February 2, 2013)
MacDonald, Joseph - 75, Campbell's Creek, Newfoundland, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 2, 2013, in Dartmouth General Hospital, surrounded by his wife, children and eldest grandchildren. Born in Campbell's Creek, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Hugh Joseph and Sarah (Hall) MacDonald. He was employed with Transport Canada until he retired in 1998 as Supervisor of Surface Structures at Stephenville International Airport. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 48 years, Betty (Duffy) and his children Joe, Dartmouth, N.S.; Keith, Dartmouth, N.S.; Wayne (Tracey), Stephenville, N.L.; Laurie (Keith), Dartmouth, N.S.; Catriona (Garland), Dartmouth, N.S.; Dean (Kimberly), Alliston, O.N.; his grandchildren, Alexander, Anthony and Andrew; Nicholas, Michaela, Shawna and Grayson; Lindy, Kylie, Debbie and Mary; brother John (Litty) and sisters Margaret and Patricia and brother-in-law Max Brace.He was predeceased by brother Gerard, sisters Matilda (Whalen), Mary (Kontowsky), Isabel (Bruce), Veronica (Janucik) and Theresa (Brace).Visiting will be 6-9pm, Monday, February 4th at Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen Street, Dartmouth, N.S..(466-2360) Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m.,Tuesday February 5 at St. Clements Roman Catholic Church , 16 Gaston Road, Dartmouth, N.S.. Fr. Gilbert J. Bertrand, O.M.I. celebrant. Reception after funeral, downstairs in St. Clements church hall. Cremation to follow and burial will take place at a later date in Campbell's Creek cemetery. Donations may be made to the Janeway Children's Health Foundation in lieu of flowers, to honour his great love of children.
When I'm Gone by Mrs. Lyman Hancock
When I come to the end of my journey
And I travel my last weary mile
Just forget if you can, that I ever frowned
And remember only the smile
Forget unkind words I have spoken
Remember some good I have done
Forget that I ever had heartache
And remember I've had loads of fun
Forget that I've stumbled and blundered
And sometimes fell by the way
Remember I have fought some hard battles
And won, ere the close of the day
Then forget to grieve for my going
I would not have you sad for a day
But in summer just gather some flowers
And remember the place where I lay
And come in the shade of evening
When the sun paints the sky in the west
Stand for a few moments beside me
And remember only my best.
NEWHOOK, Albert John
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 16, 2013
(December 6, 1931 - February 6, 2013)
Newhook, Albert (Bert) John, 81, of Bedford, formerly of Port Hawkesbury passed away on Wednesday February 6, 2013 at the Victoria General Hospital surrounded by his family. Born in Badger, NFLD, he was the son of the late Harry and Pearl Newhook (Daulton). He is survived by his loving wife (Faye); sons David, Bedford; Rob, Halifax. Daughters Susan Olsen (Tom), Head of St. Margarets Bay and Jill MacDonald (Shawn), Halifax. Grandchildren; Adam, Elyse, Matthew, Liam and Olivia. He was predeceased by brothers Ronald and Frank. Before retiring Bert worked as Instrumentation Superintendent at Stora Enso. Bert was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed! The family wished to extend many thanks for the exceptional care he received from the nurses and doctors while he was a patient on floor 7 "A" at the VG. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held at JA Snow Funeral Home in the Chapel on Monday February 11, 2013 at 2pm.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to VG Palliative Care or Canadian Cancer Society.
To leave online condolences, please visit: www.jasnowfuneralhome.com
PARROTT, Helen Marie (nee Broderick)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 11, 2013
PARROTT, Helen Marie (nee Broderick) 83 (November 19, 1929 - February 7, 2013), passed peacefully away at home with her family on Thursday, February 7th, 2013. Born in Gambo NL, she was the daughter of the late James and Bridgett Broderick. She was predeceased by her husband, Bertram and eldest son, Brian. Surviving are daughters Cathy Morrissey (Bill Landry), Beverly (Greg) Dyson, Marion (Calvin Ward), son Christopher (Edith Grear), Grandchildren Dan (Kim) Morrissey and Heather Morrissey (Chuck Briand) , great grandchildren Michael Parrott (Brian and Maureen), Brooklyn and Cole Morrissey (Dan and Kim), and numerous loving relatives and friends.
At Helen's request, visitation and services will be held at Atlantic Funeral Homes, 125 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville, NS . Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 12th from 6pm - 8pm with funeral services held on Wednesday, February 13th at 2:00pm. She will be laid to rest at Oakridge Memory Gardens, 1078 Old Sackville Road, Middle Sackville, NS.
Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Canadian Red Cross. For online condolences please visit us at www.atlanticfuneralhome.com
PECKFORD, James Harris
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 4, 2013
PECKFORD, James Harris - 75 (October 25, 1937 - February 1, 2013), died peacefully February 1st, 2013 in QEII Health Sciences Centre with his family at his side. Born October 25th, 1937 in Port Union, N.L., he was a son of the late William and Lavinia Peckford. Jim grew up in Gander, N.L., before moving to Elmsdale in 1984. He will be lovingly missed by his wife of many years, Lillian (Hyde) Peckford; son Grant (Vanessa) Peckford; grandson Devon; brother David and sister, Shirley. Jim was predeceased by his brothers Angus and Arthur. Interment will take place at a future date. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Condolences may be made on-line by visiting: ettingerfuneralhome.com
PICKETT, Caroline Mary
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 13, 2013
(October 18, 1921 - February 9, 2013)
PICKETT (Martin) Caroline Mary - We are profoundly saddened to announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Caroline Mary (Martin) Pickett on Saturday February 9, 2013 in Northwood Centre, Halifax, at the age of 91. Mom was born October 18, 1921, in Bishop's Falls, Newfoundland to George and Mary Ann (Ryan) Martin. Mom's greatest happiness was to be with friends and family, whether having a cup of tea or playing 45's. She especially loved babies and children, so she felt very blessed to have children, sons Tony (Susan), Robert and daughter, Anne Marie Gill (with whom she lived for 10 years). She also had grandchildren, Gregory and Cheryl Gill (father Tim), Daniel (Charlotte) and Candace (Randy Herritt) Pickett, and Joey Warnell, and four great-grandchildren. Mom was predeceased by our dad and her husband of 57 years, Patrick in January 2012. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, predeceased by siblings John, Elizabeth "Bessie", Delia and Tony. Mom has been cremated and requested no visitation. A memorial mas will be held Thursday February 14 at 10a.m. in St. Peter's Church (Maple Street - Dartmouth) with reception to follow in the church hall. In memory of our mom's love of animals, donations may be made to Bide-A-While Animal Shelter.
PITCHER, William Malcolm
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 15, 2013
(March 16, 1950 - February 12, 2013)
Pitcher, William Malcolm "Bill" - 62, MacBain's Corner, Colchester County, passed away February 12, 2013 at home. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland, he was the son of Ellie V. (Coates) Pitcher, St. John's, and the late William E. Pitcher. Bill graduated from trades college as an industrial electrician and had over forty years of service in his trade having worked all across Canada in St. John's, Toronto and Edmonton as well as in the United States and was a member of the IBEW at those locations as well as the International IBEW. Surviving is his wife, the former Daphne Dyson; sons, Bradford, MacBain's Corner; Robert (Lynne), Riverview, N.B.; daughter, Victoria (Tim) Burns, Sunny Brae; granddaughter, Scarlet Burns; sisters, Rosalind (Lesley) Walker, Milton, Ont.; Verna, St. John's; brother, Robert, (Terrilyn), Gunn, Alberta; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held 7 to 9 p.m. today, February 15, 2013 in Coulter's Funeral Home (657-3288), Tatamagouche. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday, February 16 in the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting the funeral home website at: www.mmcfunerals.com
POOLE, Ann Naomi
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 13, 2013
(1926 - 2013)
Ann's three sons, Jeff, Dave and Steven, sadly announce the death of their mother in Wolfville on February 9th, 2013. Her death was peaceful and she was surrounded by love and grace to the end. Ann is survived and will be missed by her sons and their wives, Carolyn, Sandra and Lorna, her four granddaughters Heather, Megan, Gillian and Julia, her dog-son Stanley, her sisters Isabel and Joan, her brother Bob and his wife Phoebe, her many nieces and nephews and their families and her friends including her friends at the Kenwo Bridge Club in Greenwich, Nova Scotia. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 54 years Don, granddaughter Emily, parents Joseph and Sarah Beatrice Gillam, Aunt Belle, brothers Don and his wife Vera, Ira and wife Muriel, Alex and Bill, sister Rhoda and her husband George, and nephews Don and Gary.
Ann was born in Woody Point, NF and while still a teenager moved to Boston where she lived and bonded for life with her mother's sister, Aunt Belle. Ann graduated from the Massachusetts General Hospital as an RN, did post graduate work in New Jersey and lived and worked in Colorado and Boston. She left the United States to return to Newfoundland to marry Don in 1952. Don and Ann were soul mates and raised their sons to love their future wives as they loved each other. Ann was a woman of many talents. She was an exceptionally good gardener who could make anything grow anywhere no matter what the soil or weather conditions. She loved her garden and shared this passion with Carolyn, Sandra and Lorna.
Ann was also renowned for the bread she baked and her granddaughters fondly remember "helping" her make it. (Don and her sons always enjoyed the feed of toutons that followed.) After Don died Ann set her mind to earn the points necessary to become a Duplicate Bridge Life Master. Tournaments in Victoria, Detroit, Fredericton and Halifax produced the desired results and she became a Life Master at the young age of 83. Until her 86th birthday she played competitive duplicate bridge at the Kenwo Bridge Club where she was a regular for more than 30 years. A champion bowler in her 20's Ann took up bowling again in her 80's and, competitor that she was, was unhappy if she scored less than her age.
Mumsy was a smart and active woman for her whole life. Her relationship with our father taught us the meaning of true love. She loved us with all her heart and we loved her back. We will miss her very much. Our family thanks the staff and friends at Kings Riverside Court in Kentville and Annandale Rest Home in Wolfville for the love and support they gave to our mother and us in the years since our father died. A Memorial Service will be held at St. James Anglican Church in Kentville at 2:00PM on Saturday the 2nd of March, 2013 with Reverend Cathy Pharo presiding and interment to follow. Memorial donations may be made in Ann's honour to the Valley Hospice Foundation, Wolfville, NS (902.365.1701 ext. 3471) Arrangements entrusted to H.C. Lindsay Funeral Homes and Serenity Crematorium, Wolfville, NS. Online condolences may be made via www.serenitylindsayfuneralhome.ca or by sending to P.O. Box 355 Kentville, NS, B4N 3X1
RIGGS, COLLINS, (Wagg) Maude Alberta
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 23, 2013
Riggs, Collins, (Wagg) Maude Alberta - 84 (November 16, 1928 - February 21, 2013), of Halifax passed away peacefully on February 21st, 2013 at the Northwood Centre in Halifax. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and sister who will be deeply missed by her children Larry Collins of Halifax and Nancy (Collins) Nearing of Bedford and Jim Collins of Calgary, AB; her grandchildren, James and Michael Nearing of Bedford and Stephanie, Sean and Chris Collins, Calgary, AB; her son-in-law Pat Nearing of Bedford and daughter-in-law Trish Collins of Calgary and her sisters Evelyn Westcott of Orilla, Ontario and Beulah Gordon of Deer Lake, Newfoundland.
Maude was born November 16, 1928 in Stepaside, Burin, Newfoundland. She was the oldest daughter of the late Eli and Stella Wagg and sister of the late Tom Wagg and Shirley Pelley of Deer Lake Newfoundland. She was also predeceased by her first husband Roy Collins in 1973 and her second husband James Riggs in 1990.
Maude came to Halifax in 1945 and resided in Halifax and Bedford during her lifetime. As a homemaker during her adult life, she was a loving wife, exceptional mother, devoted grandmother and dedicated her life and energy to family. She never forgot birthdays and special occasions and always put others ahead of herself. Maude especially enjoyed Newfoundland music, dancing and lobster dinners. She showed tremendous strength in beating cancer many years ago and lived a full and rich life up until the last year when she faced a number of health challenges that she faced with incredible courage.
Our family would like to thank her caregiver and good friend Holly Miner for her compassionate care of our mother. We'd also like to thank the care providers and staff of 9 Abbie Lane Hospital and the Northwood Centre. As well, we would like to recognize the friends she made during this time, especially Maria, Betty, Pat and Dot.
A visitation will be held on Sunday February 24, 2013 from 4 - 7pm at Atlantic Funeral Home 6552 Bayers Rd. Halifax where a funeral service will be held at 11am on Monday February 25, 2013. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. For online condolences and information regarding donations and flowers, please visit us at www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com (Halifax)
SKINNER, Eli John
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 13, 2013
Date of Birth: Monday, May 11th, 1931
Date of Death: Monday, February 11th, 2013
It is with great sadness the family of Eli John Skinner, 81, of Centre, announces his passing on Monday, February 11, 2013 at Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg.
Born in Fortune Bay, Little Bay West, Newfoundland, he was a son of the late John Joseph and Rosanna (Garland) Skinner.
Eli came to Nova Scotia in 1954 and he and Rita began raising their family together. His working career spanned from being an oiler with Imperial Oil on the boats and culminated with his retirement from Michelin. He loved gardening and enjoying time spent in the sun with his life long love, Rita.
He is survived by his wife, Rita, daughter, Betty (Greg) Bush, Lunenburg; sons, Ricky (Sherry Selig) Skinner, Lunenburg; Kevin (Tania Conrad) Skinner, First South; Winston (Debbie) Skinner, Blue Rocks; Boyd (Rose Croft), Dayspring; sister, Beatrice Hiltz, Centre; brothers, Raymond (Germaine) Skinner, Lunenburg; Chesley (Doreen) Skinner, Bridgewater; Albert (Josephine) Skinner, Lunenburg, Winston, Newcombville; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by brothers, Arthur, Stanley and a sister, Elsie.
Friends are invited to share their memories of Eli with his family during visitation at the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg, on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial Service to celebrate Eli's life will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg. Archdeacon Michael Mitchell officiating. Interment will be in Sunny Valley Cemetery, Centre. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the V0N. Lunenburg County, St. John's Anglican Church or to the Canadian Cancer Society.