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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
January 2013


BAKER, Howard
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 1, 2013
BAKER, Howard
- 99, Port Hawkesbury/Mulgrave and formerly of Newfoundland, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, in the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home. Born in Elliston, NL, he was a son of the late William and Elizabeth (Cole) Baker. Howard taught school up until 1939, when he went as a radio operator with the Ferry Command during World War II. He retired from Transport Canada after 35 years of service as an Electronics Technician. Surviving are daughter, Dorothy O'Leary (Robert Welsh), Mulgrave; sons, Lorne (late Beryl), Etobicoke, Ont; William (Shirley), Gander NL; Howard (Ramona), Halifax; James (Shirley), Edmonton, AB; and Keith (Janice), Mississauga, Ont; grandchildren, Sean O'Leary, Andrew O'Leary, Daniel O'Leary, Roland Baker, Robin Baker, Richard Baker, Roxanna Baker, Dean Baker, Yvonne Churchill, Lori Skinner, Leanna Spencer and Lisa Baker; 19 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his wife, Edna (Martin) Baker; son, Douglas. Special thanks to the staff at the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home for all their care and kindness to our dad. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held at a later date in Gander, NL. Donations may be made to the Fraser Road United Church in Gander NL. Arrangements under the care of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at:

COX, Sarah
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 17, 2013
COX, Sarah
- It is with great sadness we announce the sudden death of Sarah Cox, 59 of Martins Point, N.S., who passed away on January 7, 2013 at the QEII, Infirmary Site, Halifax, N.S.. She was born in Belleoram, Nfld, to the late Freeman and Eleanor Cox. She is survived by her husband, Reginald Barkhouse; daughter, Trudy; son, Eid; granddaughter, Eleanor; sisters, Ann Miller, Jessie Hiscock, Winetta Poole, Evelyn Poole, Rhoda Smith, Gladys Whelan; brothers, Harvey, Freeman, Jim, Gary, Rick and families. Interment will be at a later date in Belleoram, Nfld. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Mahone Funeral Home, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay, N. S., (902) 624-8241. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting:

DAY, Gervis "Gerry"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 16, 2013
Gervis "Gerry" Day
- 79, of Kentville, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Garnish, NL, he was a son of the late Charles and Elizabeth (White) Day. He had enjoyed a career in the industrial plumbing and heating industry. During the 1960's and early 1970's, he worked with H.B.M. Mechanical in Wolfville, where he was involved with the design and implementation of the mechanical systems at Acadia University. During the 1970's and early 1980's he was manager of Westburne, Dartmouth and retired as manager with EMCO in Kentville. Gervis' great joy was the company of his growing family at the cottage at Aylesford Lake. In his early years he was a skilled hockey player and later an accomplished curler and golfer. Always social, he enjoyed dancing as a young man and the company of a great many friends over the years at the Cornwallis Inn, Kings Arms and Paddy's in Kentville.

He is survived by four sons, Geoffrey (partner, Sheila Lane), Fall River; Blair (Margot), Draper, Utah; Sean (partner, Christine Alyward), Antigonish; James, Burin, NL; their mother, Joann Ellis; a sister, Shirley Day, Garnish, NL; two brothers, Boyd (Rosalie), St. John's, NL; Calvin (Florence), Garnish, NL; five grandchildren, Luke and Neil Van Horne, Tiernan and Oliver Day and Elena Alyward Day; nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank to the staff at the Valley Regional Hospital for their compassion while he was in their care. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation, by the family's request. A celebration of Gervis' life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 18, 2013 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. A reception will follow in the Kings Arms Pub, Kentville. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.

FELLOWS, K. Gladys
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 17, 2013
June 27th, 1932 ~ January 14th, 2013

We announce with sadness the passing of Gladys at her home with her beloved Josephine by her side. Born in St. John's Newfoundland she was the daughter of the late John L. Dee and Kathleen O'Connell. Gladys was the loving Mother and devoted grandmother to Suzanne her husband George of Andover, Mass and their son Denton and daughter Katherine, John of Vancouver and his wife Patricia and their two sons Sean and Zachary, and Stephen of Vancouver. She is also survived by her sisters Frankie Casserly and family of the UK and Marjorie MacKinnon and family of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Paul of Toronto, sister Marie of Halifax, and granddaughter Liamarie of Andover, Mass. Gladys will be greatly missed by all of her nieces and nephews, friends, and care givers and is now at peace. Friends may call at THE SIMPLE ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL CENTRE, 275 Lesmill Rd., Toronto (east off Leslie St., south of HWY 401, 416-441-1580) on Friday January 18th, for visitation from 4-7pm with a prayer service to begin at 7pm. A private interment will be held in Halifax at a later date. As an expression of sympathy donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

FRASER, Annie Maud
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 19, 2013

The family of Annie Maud Fraser, RN announce her passing on January 16, 2013 at The Mira Longterm Care Facility in Truro, NS. Formerly of Halifax, Annie was born July 15, 1917 in St John's, NL to Kenneth and Dorothy (Wiseman) Day. She received her education at The Model School and Memorial University in St John's NL. She had a minor teaching certificate and took a business course before entering The School of Nursing at the Halifax Children's Hospital, (now the IWK) and graduated in 1948. She worked in most of the Halifax hospitals, and was one of the original staff members of The Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Clinic from where she retired in 1995 at the age of 78 after 32 years as the ENT nurse.

She was predeceased by husband Ross Alfred Fraser and her sisters Glad and Effie and brothers Joe and Heber. She is survived by her only child Judy MacKenzie, loyal and faithful son-in-law Harry, along with three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She adored her grandchildren Jennifer (Darin) Collins, Calgary, AB, Brian (Jannah) MacKenzie, Moncton, NB, and Eric MacKenzie, Greenwood, NS. She cherished her two great-grandchildren Jessalyn and Owen Collins, Calgary, AB.

Annie's family would like to thank The Mira's entire staff for their loving and compassionate care over the last six years. Also, heartfelt thanks to Rev Lori Ramsey, Rev Gary Yetman and Ruth Ann Williams of St John's Anglican Church for their faithful ministry to her. We are also indebted to Linda MacInnis for visiting Mom when we were unable to do so. A memorial service will be held at The Mira, 426 Young Street, Truro on Monday, January 21st at 10 am with Rev Lori Ramsey and Rev. Gary Yetman officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at Hopewell Cemetery, Pictou County. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the IWK Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home where donations and condolences may be made on-line at:

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 31, 2013

The family of Olive Eva Hardiman, 80, of Garnish, Fortune Bay, Newfoundland, announces her passing on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, in Abbie Lane, QEII, Halifax, surrounded by the love of her husband, children and grandchildren. Born in Frenchman's Cove, NL, she was a daughter of the late Reginald and Esther Pardy (Grandy). Olive loved spending time with her family and especially enjoyed her 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Olive's life was guided by her calling to the Salvation Army and she was a member of the Armdale Corps for 47 years and the Garnish Corps for another 20 years. She was happiest when helping others and even when illness prevented her from attending events, she always sent along her much loved Heavenly Trifle. Olive is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Alpheaus, daughters Sadie, Sheila, sons Rendell, Joey, Jerry and daughter-in-law Patricia, all of Halifax-Dartmouth, son Wayne, of Ottawa, her siblings, Shirley Tapper (Gerald), Sadie Organ (Doug), Morgan Thomas Pardy (Ruth), Winnie Wells (Will), Rendell Pardy (Ruby), all of Newfoundland, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters Sadie and Joyce. A special thanks to Dr. Laura Burke and the staff of 9 Lane. God Bless You All. Arrangements are under the direction of J. A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Spryfield, NS (477.5601). There will be a celebration of Olive's life at the Salvation Army Church, Herring Cove Road, Spryfield, on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 7:00 PM, followed by visitation with the family from 7:30- 8:30 PM. Olive will then journey to Garnish, Newfoundland for interment in the Garnish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in memory of Olive be made to the Garnish Salvation Army Cemetery Fund. Words of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting,

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 5, 2013
(March 5, 1924 - January 4, 2013)
Hillyard, A. Evelyn
-88, of Bedford passed away January 4th, 2013 at the QE II Halifax Infirmary. Born on Bell Island, NL she was a daughter of the late Elizabeth and George Normore. Evelyn worked as a registered nurse for many years. In her spare time she enjoyed needlework, sewing and knitting. She is survived by her husband, Harry; son, Karl (Sylvana); daughter, Margaret; grandchildren Laura and Evan; as well as many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother in infancy; half sister, Lorraine and half brother George. Visitation will be held on Sunday January 6th from 1-2pm followed by a memorial service at 2pm both in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland Street, Dartmouth. Interment will be at a later date in Newfoundland. To view or place an online message of condolence please visit

KING, Captain James Newman
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 16, 2013
KING, Captain James Newman, 68 (October 12, 1944 - January 14, 2013
), of Halifax, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2013 with his family by his side. Born in Burnt Island, NL, he was the son of the late James and Annie (Thorne) King. Jim spent most of his life in Tantallon. He was a Master Mariner and worked for the Imperial Oil Refinery for 30 years, starting as a steward and ending his career as the Captain of the Imperial Dartmouth Oil Tanker. He loved the outdoors, which included gardening, fishing and hunting with his best friend Graham Fralick. The Sackville Legion Calais 162 was also a place where Jim loved to spend time with friends playing cards and darts.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Theresa (Dominix); son, Jimmy (Wendy), Fairview; daughter, Rhonda (Andrew Godin), Eastern Passage, and four beautiful granddaughters, Bailee, Katie, Molly and Breanna. Jim is also survived by his loving siblings, Garland (Brenda), Sackville; Wayne (Francis), Sackville; Ada Munden, Halifax; Kathy (Lorne) Schnare, Ketch Harbour; Susie (Chesley) Keeping, Burnt Islands, NL; sister-in-law, Sheila King (Allan MacLeod); Brothers-in-law, Peter (Bea) Dominix and Walter (Lillian) Dominix. Jim will be dearly missed by his many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three siblings, Melvin, Dana (in infancy) and Sarah (in infancy) and a very special brother-in-law, Hickman Munden. Many thanks to Dr. Johnson and the staff of 4.1 and 6A for their kindness. Donations in memory of Jim can be made to Ducks Unlimited or the Tin Hat at the Sackville Legion Branch Calias 162. Visitation will be Thursday, January 17 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax. The Memorial service is being held on Friday, January 18 at 11 am in the Sackville Legion Branch Calias 162, 45 Sackville Cross Road, Lower Sackville. Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Condolences may be left to the family at

LOGAN, Bertha Ella
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 2, 2013
LOGAN, Bertha Ella - 94 (June 14, 1918 - January 30, 2013)-
Dartmouth passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Parkstone Enhanced Care. She was born on June 14, 1918 in Port-aux-Basque, NFLD. Bertha was a daughter of the late Jacob and Florence (Pike) Poole. She is the last surviving member of her immediate family. Most of her working career was spent as a florist at Rosedale Nurseries. Bertha moved to London, Ontario and married her late husband Carl. She returned to Dartmouth in 2000 and took up residence in Kingswood Apartments where she enjoyed playing bridge, ramoli, and wampoo and taking part in all the other building activities. Surviving are her son Peter (Nancy) Moir, stepson Christopher (Margaret) Logan, grandchildren Jason (Christine) Moir, Arron and Robin Logan, Lisa (Michael) Josey, Belinda (Patrick) McDonell, Leanna Preeper (John Bezanson), several great grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Besides her parents and husband she was predeceased by her brothers, Reginald, Gordon, Robert and William, sisters Irene and Dulcie. Cremation has taken place a funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday February 6, 2013 in Atlantic Funeral Home 771 Main St., Dartmouth, followed by a reception. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. No flowers by request. Donations may be made in Bertha's memory to a charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be made by visiting

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 5, 2013
PARSONS, David Ralph
- 93, of Hantsport, Hants Co., passed away peacefully Friday, January 4, 2013, as he had wished to do, at home in the comforts of his own surroundings. Born in St. John's, Nfld., he was the son of the late William Ralph and Flora May (House) Parsons. David was brought up in Bay Roberts, Nfld., by his Aunt, Miss F. Parsons.

David was part of the R.C.A.F. serving from 1940-1945 and he was a member of the Lucknow Branch, No. 109 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Hantsport. He graduated from Nova Scotia Technical College in 1950 and he worked for Minas Basin Pulp and Power as an Engineer for 30 years. David was also a member of St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Hantsport and was a former warden.

He is survived by his sons, John (Patricia), Lower Prospect; Peter (Susan), Chester; Jim (Shelley), Halifax; six grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Elizabeth G. (Christian); a brother in infancy and grandson, Geoffrey Parsons. The family would like to thank everyone who made it possible for David to remain at home until his passing.

Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service (Lohnes-DeMont Funeral Service Ltd.), 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317), where the family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Monday, January 7. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, in St. Andrew's Anglican Church, 59 Main Street, Hantsport, Rev. Tom Henderson officiating. Private family burial will take place in Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport with a reception to follow in the church hall. Donations in memory of David may be made to St. Andrew's Anglican Church, 59 Main Street, Hantsport, NS B0P 1P0 or to a charity of one's choice. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting:

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 14, 2013
Mary Rockwood
- 79, of Kingston, NS, passed away Friday, January 11, 2013 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, NS. Born in Grand Falls, NL, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Florence (King) Sweeney. She had been a housewife and homemaker. She is survived by her husband, E. Fred Rockwood; two daughters, Helen and Deborah, both of Ottawa, ON; two sons, Gerald, St. John's, NL; Terence, Dartmouth, NS; three sisters, Lucy, Grand Falls, NL; Patricia, Gibsons, BC; Joan, BC; four brothers, Herb, Leo, Bernard and John, all of Grand Falls, NL; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Shirley; three brothers, Frank, Ron and Joe. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. There will be no visitation, by request. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2013 in St. Mary's Anglican Church, Auburn, Reverend Maya Bevan officiating. Donations in memory may be made to the Lung Association. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.

SIMON, Austin Joseph
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 5, 2013
Austin Joseph Simon
, 80, of East River St. Mary's passed away January 3, 2013 in the R. K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish. Born in Newfoundland he was a son of the late Narcis and Angelina (White) Simon. Austin worked as a pulp cutter for many years, a true outdoorsman he enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. Surviving are children Suzanne (Clyde) Gunn, East River St. Mary's, Cornelius (Colleen), Hillard, (Gloria), both of Kitchener, Michael, NF, Calvin (Katherine), Aspen, Genevieve (Evan Jack) Sutherland, Country Harbour, Gregory (Lisa), Kitchener, Carson, NS, Goldie (Dave) Kastelec, Baden, ON, Nicole (Terry) Hayne, Country Harbour, Roxanne, Antigonish, Sandra (Dave) Carson, Kitchener, several grand and great grandchildrenand companion Anna May O'Connor, New Glasgow. He was predeceased by children Regina, Nola, David, siblings Francis, Mary Margaret, Herbert, Anna Mae, Mattea, Olivina, Alena, and his childrens mother, Dora. Visitation 7-9 pm Monday and Funeral service 10 am Tuesday both in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St, Antigonish, Rev. Tom MacNeil presiding. Burial in East River St. Mary's.

SULLIVAN, Mary Harriet
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 8, 2013
(October 8, 1932 - January 5, 2013)
Sullivan, Mary Harriet
, 80 Herring Cove, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the QEII-VG site. Born in Burin, NL, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Annabelle (Bushett) Wagg. She was an avid gardener, having a green thumb for house plants, and enjoyed the outdoors, walks, going to the cottage, and most of all, spending time with her family. She had been retired after 17 years at Dalhousie Laboratory. She is survived by her husband John, sons: Jack, Cliff & Randy (Kelly). Grandchildren: Julie (Jamie), Ricky (Dana), Randy (Sheena), Karen, Katherine (Chris) & Bradley; great-grandchildren: Melanie, Trevor, Avery, Owen, Annabelle, Amelia, Isla & Eirik. She was predeceased by a son, Ricky, Brothers: Randolph, William & Frank; sisters: Violet, Selina & Jean. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Visitation: 2-4 & 6-8 pm Wednesday at Cruikshank's, 2666 Windsor Street, Halifax. Funeral Service will be held 11 am Thursday St. Paul's Catholic Church, Hebredean Dr., Herring Cove. Following a reception, burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Special thanks to Dr. McIntyre and the nurses and staff of 5A. To view or place online condolences:

TURNBULL, Norma Teresa
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 8, 2013
(November 11, 1936 - January 4, 2013)
TURNBULL, Norma Teresa (nee BYRNE),
eldest of twelve, passed away peacefully on January 4, 2013, after a battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her parents Gerald and Viola BYRNE (Grand Falls-Windsor, NL); brother Russell; and sister Sherry. Left to mourn are husband Dave; son David; daughter Kim; 4 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and nine brothers and sisters. Also left to mourn, are a group of friends across Canada, the US, including the Middle East and Europe. Norma enjoyed a full life, travelling the world with her husband Dave on numerous postings before retiring in Bedford, NS. In loving memory of Norma, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 20 Eglington Avenue W, 16th Floor, Toronto, ON M4R 1K8. 1-800-616-8816. Cremation to take place. Interment at a later date. Online condolences may be given at



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