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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
June 2013


BOWEN, Susie Jane
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 8, 2013
(December 16, 1941 - June 7, 2013)

It is with great sadness the family of Susie Jane Bowen announce her passing on June 7th , 2013. She died at her home in Jefferson Pines, in the Annapolis Valley, a place she loved for 38 years. Born in Winter Brook NL on the 16th of Dec. 1941, she was the second of five children born to the late Manuel and Ada (Wells) Butt.

Susie was a proud and respected nurse. She began her career in St Johns NL and extended it across Canada, finishing her career at Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Middleton, NS. Susie had two spiritual places, one was her flower gardens, which she tended with loving care, the other was her Grandmother Wells' home in a little cove in Jamestown, NL. Susie spent her summers sailing the south shore of NS with Eli. The many evenings spent with friends at the yacht club in LaHave with a glass of wine or two were always very special. She also enjoyed traveling and took advantage of Eli's Air Force postings to experience with Eli some of what the world had to offer, from the beaches of Southern France to the wine country of Northern California.

Susie is survived by her husband Eli; daughter Annette (David), Moshers Corner; son James (Pamela), Fredericton. She was Nanny to Justin (Ramey), Ashley, Keegan, Thomas, Seamus (Allie), and Lucas; She was Great-Grand mom to Spencer; Also survived by her sisters Betty and Effie, and her brother Gary, along with several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her sister Barbara. Nanny B was extremely proud of her family and all their accomplishments.

A memorial service will be held at Holy Trinity Anglican church, Middleton, NS at 11 AM, June 11th with Rev. Matthew Sponagle officiating assisted by Rev. Mike McKeage. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia or the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON). Interment will take place at a later date in the Anglican cemetery, Winter Brook, NL. Arrangements have been entrusted to Middleton Funeral Home 398 Main Street (902) 825-3448. On-line guest book may be signed by visiting:

COLE, Debra "Deb" Nancy
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 11, 2013
(September 19, 1955 - June 8, 2013)
COLE, Debra Nancy
, age 57 years of Dartmouth passed away peacefully on June 8, 2013 at Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Stephenville Crossing, NL. she was a daughter of Elizabeth Godwin. Deb touched many people in her life, from her students to her many good friends. She is survived by her husband Paul, daughters Kimberley, Michele (John), grandchildren Devonne, Rayne, sisters Lydia, Dina, Laura and Linda, brothers Tony, David, Danny and Sean. As well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predecased by her grandparents Chesley and Nancy Harnett. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. A celebration of Deb's life will take place 4:00-7:00 p.m. Saturday June 15, 2013 at the Army, Navy, Airforce Club (upstairs), 137 Main Street, Dartmouth. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, Queen St. online condolences by visiting
"She is now dancing with Elvis"

DOBBIN, William Arthur-64
(September 16, 1948 - June 21, 2013)
The Chronicle herald, Halifax, June 24, 2013

of Nictaux West, passed away Friday June 21, 2013 at home. Born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, he was the oldest surviving son of the late Arthur and Winnifred (Young) Dobbin. Bill's working career was as a seaman for 42 years, with the last 20 years being with the Canadian Coast Guard. He enjoyed carpentry work and had just completed his first children's story book entitled Oliver and Friends. Bill is survived by his wife, Linda (Penney), Nictaux West; son and daughter-in-law Paul and Dee (Dobbin) Pike, Alaska, United States; daughter, Lisa Marie Dobbin, ON; sisters, Lena (Johnny) Gills, Barrie, ON; Marion (John) Burton, Brantford, ON; Rose (Fred) Rideout, Windsor, NS; brothers, Frank Dobbin, Nictaux, NS; Gerald (Sue) Dobbin, Oshawa, ON; three grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and many nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts, and uncles, here in the province, in Ontario and in Newfoundland. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brother, Bernard Dobbin, sister Gertrude (Beevor) Dobbin and his beloved dog Princess. Bill was loved and cherished by many very close friends, especially by Donna Burton, Thomas Lee, and all his friends at the Coast Guard. Visitation will be held at 7:00 to 9:00PM Monday June 24, 2013 at the Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main Street, Middleton, (902) 825-3448. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00AM, Thursday June 27, 2013 at St. Monica's Roman Catholic Church, Middleton. A reception for family and friends will follow the service in the church hall. Donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of NS. The online guest book may be signed by visiting

DOOLING, Dorothy Mary
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 8, 2013
(May 14, 1929 - June 2, 2013)
Mary Dorothy Dooling
, aged 84, of Dartmouth, NS, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013 at the Abbey J Lane Memorial Building of the QEII in Halifax, NS. Dorothy was born in Goulds, NL, on May 14, 1929. She graduated from Littledale Teachers College and later received a Bachelor of Education from Memorial University. She worked as a teacher for more than 30 years.

Dorothy is survived by her children and their spouses: Denise Cornect, Nicolette Cornect (Raynald Chamberland), Maurice Cornect Jr (Yan Li), Marcel Cornect, and Chantelle Cornect (John Mason); 7 grandchildren: Claire Ball, Michaela Ball Walsh, David-Maurice Ball, Mireille Chamberland, Christian Chamberland, Yuanxin Li, and Lishanlu Cornect; 5 great-grandchildren: Kassidy, Jacob, Averie, Camden and Cody; sisters Mary Howell and Deborah Dunne; brothers Leo Dooling, Douglas Dooling and Larry Dooling. Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents Lawrence and Camille Dooling, and her brothers Gene, Eddie, Peter, and Raymond Dooling.

A memorial gathering will be held from 3 pm to 7 pm, June 6th, at Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen Street, Dartmouth, NS. Burial will be at St Kevin's, Goulds, NL. Memorial donations may be given to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada and the Canadian Mental Health Association of Canada. The family of Dorothy Dooling wishes to thank the staff of Saint Vincent's and Abbey J Lane.
Vanished World
When this vanished world is claimed,
Where sunsets dim, to break but pale
And late upon day,
Where if not eternal heaven
The distance beyond
Holds but forgotten wells of space;
There amid the unremitting vastness
A silent kept realm
Knows my tender place with you.
Maurice Cornect, Jr.
June 2, 2013

MacCORMACK, Georgina Jane
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 8, 2013
(August 13, 1931 - June 5, 2013)
MacCormack (Slaney) Georgina Jane
of Dartmouth passed away at home June 5, 2013. Born in St. Lawrence, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Donnette and Gladys Slaney (Pike). She worked for many years with the Newfoundland Telephone Company, before moving to Halifax, N.S., furthering her career. She had a loving, tender welcome for everyone she met. Georgina loved to travel and visited many places, friends and relatives in many States and Canada. She took many memorable spiritual pilgrimages over the years to the United States, and had a long standing association with the Shrine of Ste-Anne-De Beaupre, Quebec. She loved taking pictures and her numerous photos told many stories. Georgina was a very devout Catholic, with a strong faithful prayer life that enhanced her wonderful generosity to many charities.

She is survived by sisters Regina Lambert, Montreal; Creusa (Michael) Bowser, Dartmouth and Marguerite (Edward) Fitzgerald of Bracebridge, Ont. Several nieces and nephews: Donna (Elroy) Tobin; Grace Mary; Paulette Turpin and Dennis (Lindsay) Slaney, all of St. Lawrence, Nfld. Damien (Denise) Slaney, Brampton, Ont; Reina (Dennis) Michaud, Montreal; Alice (Clyde) Clarke, New Brunswick; Donnette (Tammy)Labrador City, Nfld; and Danny Turpin of Dartmouth. Georgina will be greatly missed by all her family, friends and Sister friends of Mount St. Vincent. She was predeceased by her husband Ronald; sisters: Mercedes (John) Slaney; Mae (Yves) Nichoals; Marie (Philip) Turpin; brothers: Gordon and Bud (Alexander); and brother-in-law Bertrand Lambert. A very special thank you from the family to Sgt. Andre Thompson. Visitation will be 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday June 9 ,2013 in Dartmouth Funeral Home 29 Queen Street. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10a.m. Monday in Peters Roman Catholic Church (Maple St. Dartmouth). A reception will follow in the church hall. Burial will be at a later date in St. Georges, P.E.I. online condolences by visiting

METHERALL, Phyllis Yvonne
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 25, 2013

With deep sadness the family of Phyllis "Yvonne" Metherall, 52, of Dartmouth, (formerly of Clarenville Newfoundland), announce her passing from her courageous yet dignified battle with cancer on June 23, 2013 at the VH Hospital in Halifax. Born February 12, 1961 in Fogo Newfoundland she was the daughter of Isabel Blanche Mercer (Eveleigh), Clarenville, Newfoundland and the late John William Mercer. Phyllis "Yvonne" was an inspiration to everyone who knew her. She accepted her fate with dignity and grace and never once complained. She will be missed by everyone. She worked at the Veterans Memorial Hospital in Halifax for 17 years and went above and beyond in her care of the veterans. She recently received an Angels in Action award for recognition of work with the veterans. Survived by her husband Kenneth "Wayne"; sisters, Wanda (Ed) Best; Marina (Brant) Dyer and Pauline (Roy) Snelgrove; her father-in-law Kenneth Metherall; sister-in-law, Karen (Richard) Wood; brother-in-law, Gary Metherall; and her nieces and nephews and friends. Funeral and burial will take place in Clarenville, Newfoundland and will announced. Special thanks to the staff of the unit of 7A VG Hospital, Halifax for their loving care. Online condolences can be made to

PICCO, Martin
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 22, 2013
Date of Birth Saturday, March 15th, 1924
Date of Death Thursday, June 20th, 2013

It is with great sadness that the family of Martin Patrick Picco, 89, of Lunenburg announces his peaceful passing on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born in St. Joseph's Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late John and Eileen Picco.

Martin was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Merchant Navy and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 23, Lunenburg. After the war, he sailed on the CNR ships out of St. John's, Newfoundland and later moved to PEI where he spent 13 years as Master of Fishing Trawlers out of Souris and in Petit de Grats, where he met and fell in love with his sweetheart, Clementine (nee Boudreau ). They married in 1956.

He later attended navigational school in Toronto to obtain his Master's Home Trade, a Fishing Master's certificate of Competency and Tug Boat certificate. He later became Master of the Fisheries patrol vessel "Scatterie Light", for the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans. During the first 18 months, he worked out of the Fisheries School in Pictou. In August 1966, he opened a branch of the Fisheries School in Lunenburg, NS, where he worked for 13 years. In 1967, he went to the Fisheries College in St. John's, NL and obtained a Fishing Gear Technology certificate. He then returned to Lunenburg to resume his duties with the Department of Fisheries. Later, he was sent to various provinces, such as PEI, Ontario, BC and to Booth Bay Harbor, Maine, to conduct mid water trawl training courses.

In 1976, along with Stan Guy from Halifax, he went to the People's Republic of Yemen in the Middle East to perform a survey of the fisheries in the 6 states of that country. After returning from the Middle East, he became a fishing gear coordinator for the province of Nova Scotia. In 1980, he accompanied Donald Robertson, Supervisor of the training school in Pictou, and James McLevey,Director of Training in Halifax, to Belize, South America. Their goal was to recruit students from different communities of that country to take courses out of Pictou. In the last years prior to retiring in1984, he worked in the Fisheries office in Halifax. He was a devoted Catholic and he loved his little church, St. Norbert's in Lunenburg.

Martin is survived by his loving wife Clementine of 57 years, sister, Mary (Mrs. Leo Flemming), Toronto and as well numerous nieces and nephews. He and his wife have 2 adopted children with Childcare International, a girl in Chile, Arica and a boy in Kenya. Besides his parents, Martin was predeceased by brothers, Ron, of Boston, New York, John, David and Arthur of Toronto, Fred, Lewis Port, NL and sister Madeline (Michael Tobin),Toronto.

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg, with Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 23, Lunenburg holding a memorial tribute, on Sunday from 6:45 p.m. followed by visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Norbert's Roman Catholic Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Father James MacDonald OMI, officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Norbert's Roman Catholic Church, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to a charity of your choice.

PICCO, Thomas Joseph
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 12, 2013
Halifax, formerly of St. Johns, NL

passed away silently surrounded by family in the QE11 Health Science Centre on June 10th, 2013 at the age of 83. Born January 2nd, 1930, in St. John's NL, he was the son of the late, Thomas Joseph Picco Sr. & Mary Picco (Swain). History states Thomas had served over 30 years in the Royal Canadian Navy, serving during the Korean War. Upon retirement he served as a commissionaire. He was a Chief PO2 and a long standing member of the Chief and PO'S Mess. He was a loving father, companion, grandfather and friend to all who knew him. He enjoyed walks along the seaside, crossword puzzles and telling a good joke. He is survived by long-time companion and best friend, Janet Langille of Halifax, son, Wayne (Sue) Picco of Lower Sackville, daughters, Jean Drif, Rosemary Parsons of Lower Sackville, Tina Tousseau (Giles) of Quebec, grandchildren, Teddy, Tammy, Tony, Tia, Serina, Jessie, Codie-Mitchel and Georgina, great-grandchildren, Erica, Tyler, Jenna, Kaley, Alexander, Jamjan and Devon, sisters Catherine, Jospehine "Jo" Davis of Ontario. He was predeceased by wife Jean Picco (Robinson), son Thomas Joseph "Tommy", sisters, Bonnie Hayes of London, Ontario, Irene Picco of St. John's NL, brothers, George "Gus" and Thomas Picco. Thomas was blessed to have been loved and shared by Janet's children, Donna (Neil), Jimmy (Arlene), Lori (Wemer), grandchildren, Derek, Katie, Jacob and Max. Upon Thomas request there will be a service at a later date. Donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangements entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive. On-line condolences may be made to

SHEPPARD, Clyde William Isaac
(November 4, 1939 - June 15, 2013)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 20, 2013
Sheppard, Clyde William Isaac
, 73 of Halifax passed away June 15, 2013, at the VG Palliative Care Unit, QEII. Born in Newfoundland, he was the son of the late William and Charlotte Quan Sheppard. He was a fisherman and worked on draggers for a number of years and also worked in maintenance at Northwood. He enjoyed wrestling. Clyde is survived by daughters, Yvonne, Lillian, Mary, Catherine, Theresa, and Jeanette; sons, Clyde Jr., David, stepson, Roger; sister, Betsy; brother, Jack; several grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Mary Stella; daughter, Mabel; sister, Philomena. Visitation will be held at Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St. on Friday, June 21, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Patrick's Church, Brunswick St. on Saturday, June 22, at 2 PM with Father LaPorte officiating. Cremation following the funeral. To view or to place messages of condolence to the family, please visit:

TWOHIG, Myrcus
Dieppe, NB
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 28, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Myrcus Twohig, 99, who passed away at the Moncton Hospital, Moncton, NB on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013. Wife of the late Arthur A. Twohig Born in Seal Rock, St. George's, NFLD, she was the daughter of the late James and the late Margaret (nee Marke) Bennett. She is survived by her daughter, Carole Fitzgerald (Robert) Steinbach, MB; her two sons, Bruce (Velma) of Dieppe, NB & Stephen (Margaret) of Moncton, NB; her sister, Mary Alice (Mae) Robicheau, Saulnierville NS; she is also survived by her nine grandchildren, her eight great grandchildren and by one great great grandchild, several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, husband, Myrcus was predeceased by her brother Charles Bennett Donations to the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. There will be no visitation at the funeral home, funeral service will be held at Passage Funeral Chapel, 625 Mountain Road, corner of West Lane, Moncton on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 7:00pm. Burial will take place at Elmwood Cemetery. The family invites you to sign an online book of condolences at:



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