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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
March 2013


ABBOTT, Woodrow Allister
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 25, 2013
Abbott, Woodrow Allister - 87 (September 19, 1925 - March 21, 2013
) of Porters Lake, passed away peacefully March 21, 2013. Born September 19, 1925 in Deer Lake, Nfld., Woodrow "Woodie" left this world with the love of his life by his side, his devoted wife of 61 years, Vera. He is survived by his two sons Roy (Christine) and Jim (Mary); brother Weldon of Newfoundland; 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. He served in the Canadian Navy 1943 to 1971 and worked at NAD for 10 years. He was predeceased by his parents Jim and Annie Abbott, brothers Roy, Gordon and Harold. He will be greatly missed; cremation has taken place. A celebration of Woodrow's life will be held at the Lutheran Church, Thursday March 28 at 11am, 40 Caldwell Road. To view or place an online message of condolence please visit

BARRETT, William "Bill" Frederick
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 25, 2013
Barrett, William "Bill" Frederick (July 17, 1944 - March 22, 2013
) P.Eng-Of Dartmouth passed away March 22, 2013 at the Dartmouth General Hospital at the age of 68. Born in Corner Brook, NL he was a son of the late Clarus & Eva (Parsons) Barrett.
Bill graduated with his bachelor of engineering from the Nova Scotia Technical College in association with Memorial University of NL in 1968.
Bill was employed at MT&T for the majority of his career. Bill worked in Fundamental Planning as a long range planner until the 80's. He then was promoted to Supervisor of Current Planning and was responsible for evaluating long range infrastructure requirements and initiating the process of engineering and provisioning of the technical builds. Much of his work was concentrated on the use of fiber optic technology for transmitting information. After retirement, Bill and his wife, Anne, spent their time as seasonal residents of Red Islands, CB where he was an active member within the community.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Anne (MacKenzie) Barrett; son, Peter Barrett, Dartmouth; daughter, Elizabeth (Dana) Nicholl, Moncton, NB; sisters, Lois (Jim) Finn, St. John's, NL; nieces, Susan Finn, and Michelle Wolverton; nephews, Richard Finn and Michael Pinard.
A memorial service will be held 10 am Wednesday March 27, 2013 at St. Clements Roman Catholic Church, 16 Gaston Road, Dartmouth. Father Lloyd O'Neil officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Johnstown, Cape Breton. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or the Saint Vincent DePaul Society. To view or place an online message of condolence please visit

BEST, Walter James
The Chronicle Herald, March 13, 2013
Walter James Best
- 96, of Kentville, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2013 in Evergreen Home for Special Care, Kentville. Born in Bonavista, NL, he was a son of the late James "Jimmie" and Martha (Porter) Best. He had been employed as a conductor with the C.N.R., formerly the Newfoundland Railway. He had been a member of the Salvation Army and played coronet and trombone in the band. All who knew him will truly miss his quick wit and humour. He will be sadly missed by son, Granville and wife, Lila, Coldbrook; daughter-in-law, Betty, St. John's; three grandchildren, Penny, Gladys and Cathy; five great grandchildren. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Violet; a son, Frank; a brother, Ronald. 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 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013 in the Salvation Army Citadel, Kentville, Majors Ross and Doreen Grandy officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in St. John's. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Salvation Army. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.

FIANDER, Robert Stephen
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 7, 2013
Fiander, Robert Stephen:
84, of Linwood, Antigonish Co., passed away suddenly at home on Monday, March 4, 2013.
Born in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland, he was a son of the late Captain Clarence J., and Eva "Nan" (Lewis) Fiander.
Robert spent over 40 years on the sea, first as a Merchant Marine, then receiving his Chief Engineer's ticket through the British Board of Trade. He enjoyed the outdoors with interests in fishing, hunting and four-wheeling. He dearly loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Alice (Kinney); children Phyllis (Rick) MacKay, Bridgewater; Clarence (Maryann), Bridgewater; Lorraine, Antigonish; Robert (Yvonne), Linwood; Victor (Lauraine), Bridgewater; James, Bridgewater; Billy (Nickole), Linwood. 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; sister: Elizabeth (John) O'Neil, St. John's, NFLD. He was predeceased by his first wife Edna (Andrews), brother Horton.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation in St Peters Place, Tracadie, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 11:00am in St. Peter's Church with Fr. John Barry presiding.
Memorial donations may be made to Heart& Stroke Foundation or St. Marthas Regional Hospital Foundation. Online condolences at

HAWKINS, Patricia (Pat) Mary (Quinlan)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 25, 2013
Hawkins, Patricia (Pat) Mary (Quinlan) (July 22, 1921 - March 23, 2013
), formerly of Kentville, NS, passed away at her home in Halifax on March 23, 2013. Born in Grand Falls, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Katherine (McKeigan) Quinlan. After graduation from Mack's Business School, she worked in Kentville as a secretary for Dr. J.P. McGrath and later in Halifax for Dr. Claude Keays. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Kentville and Saint Benedict(Our Lady of Perpetual Help) in Halifax. Pat was the last remaining member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband John Wesley (Wes) Hawkins, sister Eileen Quinlan, brothers Dr. John Quinlan, Donald and Edmund and niece, Patricia Jones. She is survived by nieces, Dr. Kathleen Landymore, Joan Biddulph, and Katherine Quinlan Keech, nephews, John Quinlan and Donald Quinlan, and extended family. There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be in Saint Benedict Church on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 10:30am. Burial will be in the family plot in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kentville, following the service. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to JA Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr. Hfx. NS B3S 0E1(455-0531). To place on-line condolences, please visit

JEWER, Viola "Eileen"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 20, 2012
JEWER, Viola "Eileen"-90 (May 31, 1922 - March 18, 2013
) of Berwick, formerly of Kingston passed away Monday, March 18, 2013 in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Rose Blanche, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Philip and Winnifred (Stagge) Parsons. Eileen was very artistic, an excellent dress maker and enjoyed upholstery. She devoted her life to raising her 4 children and adored all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by daughter, Lorraine Cushnie, Pitt Meadows BC; sons, Raymond (Joan) Jewer, Hamilton, ON; Roger (Norma) Jewer, Ridgeway, ON; James (Imelda) Jewer, Ancaster, ON; grandchildren, Mark (Rhonda) Cushnie; Todd (Debra) Cushnie ; Becky Jewer; Michelle (Felice) Venturin; Melissa (Aaron) McKay; Chelsi McNeill-Jewer; Jamie Jewer and great grandchildren, John Cushnie, Hayden and Lucas Venturin. Sisters, Myrtle Styles, Harmony; Hope Sperdakes, Spryfield; Joan Skinner, Middleton; Bertha Parsons, Greenwood; Gloria (Buddy) Tuddy, Phyllis (Philip) Spinney and Carmelita (Peter) Jollimore, all of Harmony. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Fred Jewer; sister, Rita Watchorn; brother, Herbert Parsons; infant twin brothers and brothers-in-law, Percy Watchorn, George Sperdakes and Reg Skinner. Visitation will be held 7:00 to 9:00PM, Wednesday, March 20, 2013 in Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main Street, (902) 825-3448. Interment will be held prior to the service in Church Grove Cemetery, Melvern Square. The memorial service will be held 2:00PM Thursday, March 21, 2013 in the Kingston Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Donations in Eileen's memory may be made to the charity of choice. Online guest book may be signed by visiting:

JOLLYMORE, Diane Elizabeth - 90
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 1, 2013
(December 26, 1922 - March 30, 2013)

passed away on March 30, 2013 at the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Port au Port, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Louise (Gabriel) Hynes. Diane immigrated to Canada from Newfoundland in 1947 and received her Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training in Kentville. She was employed as a CNA at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre in Halifax where "Jolly" cared for patients for more than 20 years. Following her husband Merle's retirement in 1989, the couple moved to Canning where Diane enjoyed sewing, knitting and baking to the delight of family and friends. Her apple pies are infamous. A long-time member of the local R/D Group, Diane was also an honorary member of the area's Women's Institute. She enjoyed her final years in Halifax with her daughter Mary Anna (Ann) and son-in-law, Zeno MacDonald, where she honed her skills at playing Auction 45s. As family will attest, Diane was seldom without the Ace of Hearts. Diane's great wit, kind spirit and love -- evident until the end -- will echo in our hearts forever. We will see her smile and hear her laugh whenever the birds and squirrels play in the backyard.

In addition to Mary Anna and Zeno, Diane is survived by her step-grandchildren, Scott, Graham and Maggie MacDonald; sisters, Irene Hall, Rita Collier; brothers, Charlie and Reginald Hynes; sisters-in-law, Peggy Boudreau, Doreen Boutilier, and Nancy Vadasz; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Merle; sisters, Mary Kelly, Stella Aubuchon, Laura Glasgow, Yvonne Hynes and brothers, Benjamin, Finton, Harold, Horatio. Special thanks to her loving sister-in-law Doreen, niece Barb Kelly, and caregivers Christine Purcell, Lorraine Chase, Lisa White, Amy Campbell and the doctors and nurses of 8.2. for their amazing care, companionship and comfort.

Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, April 3 at Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. A funeral mass followed by a reception will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 4 at St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church, 6476 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Interment will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville, following the reception. Donations in Diane's memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation, Nova Scotia Lung Association, or the charity of one's choice. On-line condolences may be sent by visiting:

LANGDON, Captain Oscar Kermit
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 21, 2013
Captain Oscar Kermit Langdon (August 30, 1921 - March 19, 2013
) - of Windsor formerly of Hantsport, Hants County.
We are saddened to announce the passing of husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather at the age of 91. Oscar passed on peacefully on March 19, 2013 at home. He was born in Northern Arm (Botwood), Newfoundland on August 30, 1921. He was the eldest son of Caleb and Ethel (Goodwin) Langdon and was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
In September 1939 he went overseas in the Newfoundland Forestry Corps. In 1940 he enlisted in the Royal Navy and saw service in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans as well as the Mediterranean Sea. Oscar was discharged in 1946 when he joined his wife in Windsor, NS. He took up employment with Gypsum Transportation Ltd in Hantsport, NS. He served as bosun for many years before returning to his studies at the Marine Institute in Halifax receiving his Master Mariners Qualifications and later served as mate and captain. He later went on to take the position of shore captain, retiring at the age of 68. Oscar was a member of the Company of Master Mariners of Canada and of The Royal Canadian Legion, Lucknow Branch 109 and the Hants County Branch # 9.

He is survived by his much adored wife of 68 years ; Jessie Irene (Arenburg) and loving children; George (Carol), Ottawa, Celia MacDougall, New Glasgow; Robert (Sandra), Windsor; Linda (Jack) Kell, Antigonish; Elizabeth (Ray) Prevost, Sudbury; Paul (Cathy), Saskatoon; Donna (Jeff) Dunfield, Falmouth; Michael (Aline), Arichat; Brian (Chris), Tunisia; and Mark (Kim), Ellershouse. He loved and adored his grandchildren Janet, Nancy, David, Nathan, Stephen, Nicholas (Christa), Amy, Genny, Michael (Kenny), Allison (David), Meaghan (Joseph), Ashley, Amanda, Matthew (Jennifer), Kate (Dan), Jason (Josh), Laura, Joel, Caleb, Ryan, and Nicole. He was extremely proud of his great-grandchildren; Colin, Arianna, Jared, Xavier, Gavin, and Logan; step granddaughters, Rachelle and Jaclyn; and step great-grandsons, Matthew and Dante. Oscar was predeceased by his infant son; Gary Alan; infant granddaughter, Angelina Marie; sisters and brothers, Maxine, Bob, Hazel, Eric and son-in-law Jim.

Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013 in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home (902-798-2232), 194 King Street, Windsor. A celebration of his life will be held 2 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2013 in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in the Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Hantsport Memorial Community Centre, P.O. Box 412, Hantsport, Nova Scotia B0P 1P0, or any charity of choice.

McGRATH (Slaney), Bride
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 25, 2013
McGrath (Slaney) Bride - 83 (August 15, 1929 - March 21, 2013
), of Halifax, passed on to the loving arms of her husband Don on March 21, 2013 at Maplestone Enhanced Care, Halifax. Born in 1929 in St. Lawrence, NL, she was a daughter of the late Philip and Pearl (Walsh) Slaney. Besides her husband, Donald and her parents, Bride was predeceased by her sisters, Annie Shea, Lucy Schnare, Rose MacLeod; brothers, Phil and Mike. Surviving are her son Michael (MaDonna) and their sons Keenan and Liam; daughter, Donna Rose McGrath-Ward and her son David as well as many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax. A private family service will take place at a later date. Special thanks to the staff of Maplestone (Ringdale) for helping to make our last days with mom as pleasant as possible. Donations in memory may be made to H.A.R.T (Homeless Animal Rescue Team), 1147 New Road, Aylesford, Nova Scotia, B0P 1C0 or online at (Halifax Location) where condolences for the family may also be made.

PARSONS, Randall "Banfield"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 22, 2013
PARSONS, Randall "Banfield"
~ 87, Port Bickerton. With deepest regret the family of Randall Banfield Parsons announce his sudden passing on March 20, 2013 at High Crest Sherbrooke Home for Special Care. Born in McCallum, N.L. on July 24, 1925, he was a son of the late Albert Samuel and Ester Emily (Skinner). Dad was a hard working man and fished most of his life, then went on to work in the engine rooms of draggers and lastly Bickerton Industries until his retirement due to illness. Dad's greatest joys was his children and playing his accordion. He is survived by his second wife, Patsy MacDougall. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Gail, Evelyn (Blaine) Williamson, both of Dartmouth; Randall (Gwyn), Port Bickerton; Dorothy (Gary) Mahar, Sonora; Billy, Port Bickerton; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; brothers, Ches and Albert; sisters, Dorothy and Sarah; many nieces and nephews. Banfield was predeceased by his loving first wife, Orpha; infant son Robert; brothers Jim, Bob and sister Kate. He always enjoyed visits from his granddaughter Sarah who visited often. We are all very thankful that Dorothy was close and could spend time with Dad, their time together was precious. We would like to thank all the staff at High Crest Sherbrooke Home for Special Care for their kindness and compassion to our Dad, it was greatly appreciated. Visitation will be held Sunday 7-9 p.m. in St. Paul's Anglican Church, Port Bickerton, from where funeral service will be held at 11a.m. on Monday with Rev. Peter Armstrong officiating. Burial in St. Paul's Cemetery, Port Bickerton. Family flowers only please. Donations may be made to St. Paul's Anglican Church or St. Paul's Anglican Cemetery Fund. Arrangements are under the dignified and compassionate care of the G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, Country Harbour. On-line condolences may be made at

PETRIE (Hickman), Martha Isabel
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 20, 2013
Petrie (Hickman), Martha Isabel - 92 (September 12, 1920 - March 18, 2013
), passed away peacefully March 18, 2013 at QEII, Infirmary Site. Born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah Hickman. Martha is survived by her son, John, Halifax; 2 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sisters, Rose Greene, Grand Bank, Newfoundland, Mary Healey, Hampton, New Brunswick; Dulsie Grandy, Grand Bank, Newfoundland, Blanch Crawley, Grand Bank, Newfoundland; brothers, Garfield (Florence), Lark Harbour, Newfoundland, Dereck (Joanne), St. John's, Newfoundland, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank; daughter-in-law, Brenda; sister, Sarah; brother, Jack. Visitation will take place 6-8pm Thursday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Mass will be celebrated 10:30am Friday at St, Benedict Church, 45 Radcliffe Drive, Halifax with burial to follow in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Flowers welcome or donations in memory may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be made by visiting the Halifax location at

RICE, Clifford Eric - 75
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 3, 2013
(Jan 9 1938 - March 31 2013)

It is with deep sadness that we announce he passed away peacefully on March 31st at the QE11 Hospital in Halifax NS. He was born in Bear Cove NL, Son of the late Stanley and Maria Rice where he lived for 30 years before the Provincial Resettlement Program came into effect. It was at this time he moved his family over to Seal Cove White Bay NL and worked as a miner at the Asbestos mine in Baie Verte NL until he retired. He was the Chief of the local Fire Department in Seal Cove for many years and enjoyed such things as growing his vegetables each year in his garden. He enjoyed many summers back in Bear Cove at his cabin with his family and many friends. His love for his family showed greatly through his kindness and warm heart.

He is survived by his loving wife Jessie (Burton) Rice of 54 years. And his sons Maurice Rice (Marg)and Ross Rice(Sharon) and daughters Maxine Saunders (Cob) and Roxanne Rice (Roger). He will be also missed by his two sisters Lynda Calnen (Dave) and Stella Ricketts (Abe) and his brother Eli. He will truly be missed by his Grand Children Tremayne, Theron, Jeremie , Maurice, Tara, Natasha,Shayla and Courtney and by his Great Grand Children Dominic, Alexandra and Tegan. He is predeceased by his brother Vincent. A very special thanks to the staff on the sixth and eighth floors of the QE11 Hospital in Halifax for all there help and support over the last six weeks. A memorial service will be held Aug 9th in Seal Cove NL followed by a celebration of his life in Bear Cove. on-line condolences may be made to

RIDEOUT, Marjorie Annette (Menchions)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 2, 2013
January 18, 1962 - March 31, 2013

Passed away in the presence of her family Marjorie Rideout originally of Spaniards Bay, Newfoundland. Predeceased by her father Duncan Menchions and brother, Wayne Dyke. Left with fond and loving memories her husband Ron and daughters Natalie and Kelsey; mother Phoebe Menchions; brothers John Dyke (Debbie), Jake Dyke (Pauline), Doug Menchions and Kenny Menchions (Nancy); sisters Barbara (Ron Stead), Darlene (Colin Stamp) and Glenda (Robert Ploughman). Also many nieces and nephews in both Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive, Sackville, NS. Cremation has taken place. Visitation to be held 5-7 Wednesday with a memorial service to be held at 7pm all in Atlantic Funeral Home Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013. A reception to follow in the funeral home reception lounge. Interment to follow at Green Head Cemetery in Spaniards Bay, Newfoundland, with a service being held at the Holy Redeemer Anglican Church at 2:00 pm Friday, April 5th, 2013. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be made to

ROBERTS, Douglas James - 62
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 2, 2013

passed away peacefully on Friday, March 29, 2013 in the QEII HSC, with his loving family by his side. Born in Hermitage, Newfoundland he was the son of Elizabeth (Rose) and the late Horace Roberts. He will lovingly be remembered and never forgotten by his wife of 42 years, Fronie (Simms) Roberts, three wonderful children, son, Douglas Roberts Jr. (fiancé Tina) Halifax, daughters, Tina Canning (David DJ), Halifax, and Tephine Lush (Jeff), Sambro, , brothers, Eric, (Josephine), Sackville, Winston, Halifax, Glenn, sister, Lee-Ann Stymest (Greg), Rosabelle Loveless (Milton), Newfoundland, Judy Forsey, (Willis), Alberta, sister-in-laws, Shirley Lane (Kevin), Newfoundland, Gloria Rideout, (Gary), Kimberley Simms, Newfoundland, Kelly Whalen (Reg), Newfoundland, Dianne Simms, Newfoundland, brothers-in-laws, Richard Simms (Marion) Newfoundland, Blaine Simms (Diana), Newfoundland, grandchildren, Sheena, Jeffrey, C.J., Morgan, Dougie D, Marshall, and Tyler and one great grandson, Mason, many nieces and nephews. Douglas was predeceased by his father and brother, Larry. Arrangements are under the care of J. A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax (477-5601). A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday, April 3 at 2:00 p.m. from the funeral home chapel. Interment will take place at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations in Douglas's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Words of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting,

ROSEBY (Noftall), Daphne Maud
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 14, 2013
ROSEBY (Noftall), Daphne Maud, 71 (July 23, 1941 - March 11, 2013),
of Hammonds Plains, NS, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, March 11th, 2013. Born on July 23, 1941 in Windsor, NFLD, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Lillian Noftall (Faulkner). Daphne is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, Ian, and their daughters Dawn (Andrew) and Leslie; three grandchildren; Kenneth, Ian and Daphne; siblings Linda (Bob), Alvin (Jill), Ruth, Selma, Jocelyn, (Gord), Lorne, Doug and Glenn. She will also be missed and remembered by many nieces , nephews, and many relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. Daphne will be brought back to be scattered in many special places across her beloved home of Newfoundland. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting the website

RUBY, Florence
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 14, 2013
Florence Ruby
- 88 Caledonia passed away March 9, 2013 in North Queen's Nursing Home, Caledonia. Born September 10, 1924 in Pool's Cove, NL, she was a daughter of the late William George and Caroline Alice (Brown) Welsh. She is survived by her stepson, Stanley Colburn, U.S.A.; sister, Vera Welsh, Ottawa; brother, Horace Welsh, Pool's Cove, NL; also several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, John Colburn; sisters, Ivy, Hilda and Beatrice; brothers, Randall, Charles, Carson, Edwin, Carl and Richard. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the R. A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville. There will be no visitation or funeral service by Florence's request. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, Bridgewater. We would like to give thanks to North Queens Nursing Home for the excellent care and love given to Florence, - Carson & Julia On-line condolences may be made by visiting

WATERFIELD, John "Ed" - 80
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 4, 2013
(March 8, 1933 - March 31, 2013)

of Kingston and formerly of Geary, N.B. passed away at 10:45pm on March 31, 2013 in Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Middleton, surrounded by his loved ones. Ed was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, a son of the late Annie Waterfield. He was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals and served in the military for 33 years before retiring in Geary, New Brunswick. He had a love for the racetrack, ice-cream, scotch mints and of course music. He loved to share stories about his days in the military and was a well known member of the local band "Hanging In". If you were to ask Ed on any day how he was doing (even if he wasn't doing well) he would tell you "if I was any better I'd be 2 people!" He was the strongest man you could ever meet and never once complained about anything (unless there was no ice-cream in the house). He was a loving husband, father and poppy and loved to tell everyone about how proud he was of his family.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years Edna (Randell) Waterfield; his children Ron (Cordene Gerlat), Edmonton, AB, Peter (Duff Gardner), Victoria, BC, Lisa Barrie (Mike Clark), Greenwood, Mike (Tammy), Brandon, Man.; grandchildren Hilary, Kevin, Keisha, Kaylee, Danielle and Noah as well as his faithful canine companions "Moose" and "B.J". He is predeceased by his sister Loraine. Donations in memory may be made to the Oromocto SPCA. Arrangements have been entrusted to Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main Street, (902) 825-3448. Ed's family encourage all friends to sign the online guestbook and leave contact information so they may be informed of the date and place of Ed's Celebration of Life which will be held later. On-line guest book may be signed by visiting:

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 7, 2013
(November 3, 1915 - March 4, 2013)
Yarn, May (Chapman
), 97- Greenwich formerly of Spryfield, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on March 4, 2013 at Blomidon Shannex, Greenwich. Born on November 3, 1915 in Harbor Breton, Newfoundland; she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Florence (Sodero) Chapman. May was a devoted mother and homemaker that loved her family wholeheartedly. May was also a lifetime member of the Emmanuel Anglican Church in Spryfield, where she attended faithfully since 1951 until her move to the Berwick in 2003.

May will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by sister Blanche Makoski, North York, Ont; sons Harvey, Nanton, Alberta; Bill (Bev), Calgary, Alberta; daughters; Mable (Alfie) Weagle, Halifax; Rhona Pitcher, Dartmouth; Sharon (Donnie) Benson, Berwick; grandchildren, Kevin; Ricky; Lisa; Tina; Lynn; Terri; Kim; Scott; and Tracy; 15 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; brothers-in-law Reg Innis and Dick Smith. Besides her husband Harvey and her parents she is predeceased by brothers; Basil; Henry John; Wesley; sisters; Pearl; Gladys; Mable; Velma; Florence; as well as son-in-law Lew Pitcher.

May's family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the extraordinary staff at the Blomidon Shannex you were like "angels" to our mom while she was in your care especially during her last days; thank you so much for all that you do. Cremation has taken place. Funeral Service will take place on March 13, 2013 at Emmanuel Anglican Church in Spryfield at 2 p.m with Rev.Don Shipton officiating. Following the service there will be a reception in the church hall.In lieu of flowers donations in May's memory may be made to Blomidon Shannex Recreation Department, The Emmanuel Anglican Church or the Canadian Red Cross. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity and Lindsay Funeral Homes, Berwick. Donations and condolences may be sent to the following address P.O. Box 355 Kentville, Nova Scotia B4N 3X1 or by visiting:
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