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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
May 2013


BARRON, John Gerard
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 27, 2013

It is with great sadness that the family of the late John Gerard Barron, 81, of Antigonish, announces his passing on Friday, May 24th, 2013 at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland, John is the son of the late Francis and Isabelle (Walsh) Barron.

JB was a wise man with a wonderful sense of humour. He worked as an insurance claims adjuster, retiring from the field in the early 1980s after serving more than two decades with the Underwriters' Adjustment Bureau. JB will be sadly missed. His zest for life was reflected in many ways and in particular in his extraordinary seaside garden, his larger-than-life bonfires, and his unwavering love for close friends and family.

JB was extremely proud of his family. John is survived by his loving wife Ruby (Hipditch) Barron, daughters Linda Barron (Calgary), Lisa Aucoin (Tom) of Truro, son, Gerard Barron (Jenny) of Halifax and six beautiful grandchildren Ashley, Karli, Morgan, Justin, Evan, and Stephen; and sister Rosemary Barron of St. John's Newfoundland. Predeceased by his brother Frank Barron and sister Helen Barron, both of St. John's, Newfoundland and half sisters Marg Barolet of California, Maryland and Mary Ensminger of Escondido, California.

Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held in John's memory at the C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street in Antigonish on Tuesday at 10:00am, Reverend Neil McKenna presiding. In Memoriam, donations in John's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences:

BENOIT, Patrick Joseph - 74
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 16, 2013
(March 18, 1939 - May 10, 2013)

Bible Hill and formerly of Balfron, Colchester Co., was called home on May 10, 2013 to join his wife, Bernice Edith (Hobin) and daughter, Nancy. Pat was born in Marches Point, Port-Au-Port, Newfoundland, March 18, 1939 to John Ernest and Clara Rose (Simon) Benoit. He worked as a carpenter until he retired and then moved to the Tatamagouche area to call his home. He loved to tinker in his shop, be in the garden and sit with friends catching up over a cup of tea. Pat also gave countless hours volunteering with many charities. Surviving are his children, Melvin Benoit (Bev), Bridgewater; Madonna Benoit, Hamilton, Ont.; Patrick Benoit Jr. (Val), Bridgetown; Bertha Benoit, Windsor; Christopher Benoit, Hamilton, Ont.; Elizabeth Benoit (Mark Potter), Bridgetown; 20 grandchildren; 5, soon to be 6, great grandchildren; sister, Madonna Bruchert, Aguatuna, Newfoundland. He was also predeceased by several brothers and sisters. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 17, in Coulter's Funeral Home, Tatamagouche (657-3288). Memorial donations can be made to a charity of one's choice. Special thanks to the nurses and staff on the palliative care unit. Online condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting the funeral home website at:

BOWER, Ruth Blanche - 87
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 25, 2013
Lower Ohio

passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013 in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Hearts Content, NL, she was a daughter of the late James and Mabel Rowe and wife of the late Wendell Bower of Lower Ohio. Ruth enjoyed life and was an inspiration to everyone that knew her. She was famous for bingo, shoes, purses and napkins. She loved her church and any good card game, especially if she won. She was a member of the Lower Ohio Ladies Aid and a tireless worker for the Lower Ohio Hall and Church and any function in the community. She looked forward to the phone call from Marg every morning. Ruth was active in politics. She will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her children, Gary (Goldie), Richard (Debbie), Patricia; son-in-law, Rudolph; grandchildren, Rhonda, Crystal, Terri, Todd, Melissa, Matthew, Mark, Michelle and Donnie as well as 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Wayne and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by daughter, Brenda Goodick; sisters, Pauline, Gladys, Madge, Edna and a sister in infancy. Visitation will be Sunday from 7-9 p.m. in H. M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Shelburne. Funeral service will be held on Monday, May 27 at 2 p.m. in Lower Ohio Union Church with Pastor Kevin Cox officiating. Interment in Lower Ohio Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Lower Ohio Union Church or charity of choice. On-line condolences may be sent to: or you may sign the guest book at

CLARKE, Jean Frances (nee Morris)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 27, 2013
Date of Birth Friday, August 12th, 1921
Date of Death Friday, May 24th, 2013

Passed peacefully away at home on May 24, 2013, in her 92nd year, after a brief illness. Born in St. John's, Jean was the eldest daughter of the late Rupert and Mabel Morris (nee LeShana). Educated at United Church schools, she worked in the Department of Posts and Telegraphs, later the Canadian Postal Service, prior to her marriage to the late Derry R. Clarke, who died in 1991. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, daughter, Roberta Clarke (Liam Petrie) of Halifax, and their daughter, Eleanor; son, William "Bill" Clarke (Dulcie), of St. John's, and their children, Justin, Ryan, and Laura; loving nieces and nephews and a large and caring extended family. In addition to her parents and her husband, Jean was predeceased by dear sisters, Florence (Harold) Morris, Mabel "Mabs" (John) Counsell, and Shirley (Bill) Squires. Heartfelt thanks to doctors and staff of the Family Practice Unit, Health Sciences Centre, and other special caregivers, both among family and the community. Visitation will take place at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue, on Saturday from 7p.m.-9p.m., on Sunday from 2p.m.-4p.m. and 7-9pm., Monday from 10a.m. - 12 noon. Funeral service will be held at Barrett's Chapel, 328 Hamilton Ave., on Monday, May 27th, 2013 at 2PM. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jean's memory may be made to Wesley United Church, The Health Care Foundation, or to a charity of your choice, just as she supported many causes throughout her life. Please visit to sign the online guest book.

CROWLEY, Evelyn Grace (Earle) - 81
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 1, 2013
(August 15, 1931 - May 29, 2013)

of Dartmouth NS passed away in comfort and peace on Wednesday May 29 at the Halifax Infirmary QEII Health Sciences Center in Halifax. Born in Carbonear Newfoundland on August 15, 1931 she experienced a very humble upbringing in a large and very close knit family which was typical of those times. She often shared eye opening stories with great examples of the necessity of extreme frugality which gave us all many reminders to be very thankful of the fact we have so much more today.

Grace, as she liked to be called, left her home province in her late teens and moved to Halifax where as a waitress at the old Dominion Cafe had the blessing of meeting her husband James many years ago. Her main focus throughout her entire life was family, totally selfless in dedication to her husband and her children, from diapers right to her final day. Traditional harmonious family get togethers were so very important to her that they will be sure to be continued with all missing her presence and also knowing that her spirit is forever amongst us. She was truly a great cook always insisting on having you eat a lot more than you really needed to. Her kind, generous and thankful nature was greatly appreciated by all.

As her health permitted she loved to participate in Bingo as well as showing quite a fondness for playing the 'machines' and more often than most would find herself wearing out the scrapers on scratch cards. She would occasionally enjoy participating in the tasting of her Wonder Wine and sometimes a smooth 'belt' of Weisers would tickle her fancy. Another unforgettable dominant feature of her character was keeping everyone in stitches with her perpetual naughty jokes which she told without reservation right up to one of her very last breaths. Much appreciation is acknowledged by all to her daughter Anne Marie and her family for executing the daunting task of selflessly caring for the special needs of both parents.

Grace is survived by her husband James, sons Michael (Sheila Rockwell), Jim (Shelley) and daughter Anne Marie Hayes (Barry). Grandsons Michael Young (Dianne), Matthew Young (Christina), Raymond Crowley, Lance Crowley (Samantha Pomeroy) and Devon Hayes. Granddaughters Amanda Crowley (Nathan Loewen ), Taylor Crowley, and Madeline Hayes. Great Granddaughters Nicole and Rebecca Young, and Great Grandsons Aiden and Matteo Young. Sisters Gertrude Earle and Lillian Smith (Jack). She was predeceased by her father John Charles, mother Emma, eldest daughter Linda Young (James), sisters Jesse Higdon, Jane (Aunt Gen!), and Pearl Gallant. Brothers Frank, Loderick, Augustus and Ronald.

Both the spirit of Grace and her entire family cannot express enough gratitude and appreciation to the entire staff of 8.4. From the cleaning staff to personal care workers, nurses and doctors thank you so very much for your personal interest in caring so well for her in every imaginable way. Months of managing her conditions of COPD and congestive heart failure along with a myriad of challenging contingencies bought her a lot more time than nature would have prescribed. She fought with unprecedented spirit and bravery right to the moment she was called to the glory of heaven. All are grateful. Many thanks to Lt. Lance Gillard of the Salvation Army Dartmouth for providing his personal comfort and support to everyone in a very timely and touching way. We are truly looking forward to his leadership in the upcoming celebration of Grace's life. All are grateful.

Celebration of Evelyn Grace Crowley's life shall commence at 2pm Monday June 03 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St. Dartmouth NS. Lt's. Lance and Monica Gillard shall be officiating. Reception thereafter on the premises. By family request please bring smiles and hugs, laughter and love and very few tears. The private family internment shall take place in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, immediate family only, where her ashes shall be placed in a reserved niche as she will patiently wait for the arrival of James. Flowers are welcome as well as any online condolences at (Dartmouth Chapel)

DEVEREAUX, Hugh Matthew - 75
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 7, 2013

passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at home, surrounded by family. Born in Spanish Room Newfoundland, he was a son of the late Patrick and Elizabeth (Molloy) Devereaux. Hugh left Newfoundland at the age of 16 and came to Halifax; he always enjoyed his return trips home to Newfoundland. He was a volunteer firefighter with the Armdale Branch, for many years. He worked for Sears for 37 years retiring in 1992. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved spending time at fishing and hunting camps. He also enjoyed doing any kind of labour work, especially carpentry, for family and friends; he was always there to lend a hand. Hugh was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and a friend to many, who will be dearly missed.

He will lovingly be remembered by his wife of 55 years, Virginia (Marriott); daughter, Fay (Vernon) Comeau; grandchildren, Travis and Alissa Comeau, all of Halifax; brothers, Eugene, Newfoundland; George and Clarence, both of Ontario; sisters, Isabel, Mary Ann, Hilda, Ida and Cathy, all of Newfoundland; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by daughter, Colleen; brothers, Vincent, Patrick Jr. and Eddie; sister, Leona as well as 8 siblings in infancy.

Special thanks are extended to the Palliative Care Home Team especially, Glenna Thornhill; the VON and Northwood Homecare; also, many thanks to family and friends who gave so much support to the family during the last 5 months.

Arrangements are under the care of J. A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax (477-5601), where visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 8 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 9 at 10 AM in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Fr. Pitcher as celebrant; reception to follow in the church hall. Interment will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Donations in Hugh's memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, 7A VG site, QEII or to a charity of one's choice.

FRANCIS, Sidney Weymouth "Sid" - 75
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 4, 2013

passed away at Yarmouth Regional Hospital on May 12, 2013. Born September 13, 1937 in Grand Bank, NFLD he was a son of the late Charles and Annie Francis. Sidney retired from the position of airport manager in 1996 and was a devoted volunteer who would do anything for his community. He spent time as a volunteer firefighter, church steward, scout leader, PC party representative, minor hockey coach, volunteer with the Kay Nickerson Center, and many other worthy causes too numerous to mention. However, his biggest devotion was the Lion's Club holding many offices over the years. Sidney received a special recognition for his term as Cabinet Secretary and District Governor of the Lion's Club as well as his contribution to CNIB and the Lion's Dog Guide Program in Oakville, Ontario.

He loved hunting and spending time with AL and the boys. He especially loved his camp and had great times at Clearwater Lake. He loved watching every sport known to man, especially the Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Yankees. In his younger years he played many sports, soccer and hockey among his favorites. Sidney always had a big smile and sparkle in his bright blue eyes. His pace was always quick and everyone would say "where is Sid going in such a hurry?" Those who knew him well knew that he had one speed - fast. Sidney was known for his amazing gift to make up a song about any topic that came to mind.

Sidney is survived by his loving wife of nearly 52 years, Mildred "Millie" (also from Grand Bank); daughters, Donna (Fraser) Brannen; Joanne (Greg) Newell; granddaughter, Sydney Marie; sister, Mary Keats "Sis"; brother, George Francis. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his eldest brother Edward "Ned" Francis. He was so very proud of his grandchildren. Special thank you to the doctor's, specialists, nurses, and the many health care team members who cared for him over the years. His life was lengthened by the skills and knowledge of many. Special recognition to Dr. Tarakji and Dr. Li who he had a great deal of trust and respect for. Many special thanks to Dr. Cindy Boudreau who he shared a special bond with. Thank you Cindy for your loving care and deep concern over the years. He loved you dearly. Thank you to the V.O.N for your care over the years.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home and Crematorium, Yarmouth. A joint funeral service will be held in Sid's honor with his grandson, Brent Brannen, who just recently passed as well on May 31, 2013. A short Lion's Memorial Service will commence at 6:30 p.m., all are welcomed. A regular visitation will follow from 6:45 - 9 p.m all from Beacon United Church. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from Beacon United Church at 2 p.m. Rev. Curtis MacDonald will be officiating. Interment will be in Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in Sid's memory may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Canada at Sweeny's Funeral Home and Crematorium located at 567 Main Street, Yarmouth N.S. B5A 1J6 or online at    On-line condolences may be sent to: or you may sign the guestbook on-line at:

GOULD, Leventus, 89
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 9, 2013
(November 15, 1923 - May 7, 2013)

of The Veteran's Memorial Building, formerly of Sackville, passed away May 7th, 2013 at the VMB, QE II. Born in Fortune Bay, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Lemuel and Julia (Bishop) Gould. Lev was a Veteran of WWII, serving in the Merchant Navy. He was a member of RC Legion, Branch 129, Halifax. He was a fisherman for many years and enjoyed playing darts and cards, trout fishing and berry picking. He is survived by his cherished only daughter Brenda Emily (Pat) Donaldson, Lower Sackville; beloved sons Clifford Charles, Canso; Newman Thomas (Sayward), Lower Sackville, Curtis Joseph (Laurie Chisholm) Gould, Bedford; sisters Carrie Goulden, Bedford, Sue Bellefontaine, ONT.; brother Newman (Sharon ) Gould, Fall River, 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Leventus was predeceased by his wife Emily F. Gould; brothers Lemuel and Russell. Visitation will be held Friday 2-4 and 6-8, with a funeral service 10 am Saturday, all in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive. Rev. Mark Kingsbury officiating. A reception will follow the service. Cremation will take place. Interment in Oakridge Memory Gardens Tuesday 1 pm. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made by visiting the website

GRAY, Eric
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 20, 2013
(September 30, 1937 - May 18, 2013)
Gray, Eric
, born Sept. 30, 1937, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and daughters Saturday morning May 18 following complications from surgery. He was a professional civil engineer who designed and built roads and bridges in Newfoundland and Labrador, Scotland and Australia. He loved his family very much particularly his wife and partner whom he married Nov. 17, 1962 and was his partner for 50 years. He was a wonderful grandfather to his two grandsons. He loved to travel and enjoyed several cruises with his wife. He loved to sing and sang in choirs wherever he lived, most recently in the Chebucto Singers and in the Kilted and Senior choir of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. He also loved singing the Messiah with the Philharmonic Choir in St. John's NL. Most of all he loved to sing with his daughters. He served as an elder of the Presbyterian Church in St. Mary's Church, Dumfries, Scotland, St. David's Church, St. John's NL and St. Andrew's Church, Dartmouth, NS.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Christine, daughters Allison and Kate, son-in-law, Don and grandsons Liam and Callum, nieces Elizabeth (Colum), Sheena (Angus), Kathryn (Neil) and Joanne, nephews Jim (Jenni) and Bill (Carolyn), sister-in-law Jean, brother-in-law Alan (Helen), great nieces Rachel (Graeme), Sarah (Paul) and Deborah (Pete) and great nephew Paul (Vicky) and many close friends in all the places he lived. He was predeceased by his parents Elizabeth and James Gray, brothers Jim and Bill, sister Nettie, sisters-in-law Nan and Vera, brother-in-law Bill and niece Jean. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held in JA Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr. HfxB3S 0E1(455-0531), Thursday, May 23 from 6-8pm. A funeral service will be held in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, School St., Dartmouth Saturday, May 25 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, School St., Dartmouth, St. David's Presbyterian Church, St. John's NL or to the QEII Foundation, Halifax.

HANN, Claude Walter - 75
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 17, 2013
Bridgewater, Lunenburg Co
passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at home. Born, May 10, 1938 in Lewisport, NL, he was a son of the late George and Pearl (Canning) Hann. Surviving are his daughter, Christine Sabean, Bridgewater; sons, John (Jennifer) Hann, Conquerall Mills and Dubai; Patrick (Tina) Hann, Pine Grove; Sean (Roseann) Jefferies, Summerford, NL; sister, Mae Hann, Toronto; 8 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brothers, Llewellyn Hann, Samuel Hann. There will be no visitation at the funeral home by request. A private family service will be held in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater. Rev. Eleanor Scarlett officiating. No flowers by request. Donations may be made by to Canadian Diabetes Association. On-line condolences may be made by visiting

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 25, 2013
HENNEBERRY, Albert William
- Hebbville, Lunenburg County, passed away May 22, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Point May, NL, he was a son of the late Joseph and Matilda (Lake) Henneberry. Albert came to Halifax when his family moved from NL in 1949. He began his lifelong love of carpentry as a carpenters helper building homes in Leiblin Park and Olie Subdivisions in Spryfield and then moved on as a foreman and Superintendent in building Thornhill Park and Greystone Subdivisions in Spryfield, a number of homes in Clayton Park and Dartmouth. He was also involved in the building of the Maritime Centre, Metro Centre, Scotia Square Simpsons, Shubie Canal, and a number of years on buildings in the Halifax Dock Yard. Albert then went on to Sable Island, Ramia Island and Cornerbrook NL while working for Foundation Maritime. As a Member of the Spryfield Lions Club, Albert became involved as a volunteer in the construction and maintenance of the Lions Rink. He was King Lion in 1982 and very involved in Lions Activities.

After living in Thornhill Park, Spryfield for 37 years, Albert and Betty moved to Allendale, where they lived for one year while Albert looked after the construction of their retirement home in Hebbville in 1997. It was here that he became involved in the Bull Run Trail and Habitat for Humanity. He was also an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoors person.

Albert is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Betty Allen; daughters Patti Colford (Brian), Beaverbank, Debbie Shadbolt (Joey), Halifax; sons Jamie Henneberry (Gini), Harrietsfield, Peter Henneberry, Sambro, Tim Henneberry (Lori Anne), Allendale; grandchildren Caitlyn, Brianna and Ben Colford, Chelsea and Albert (A.J) Henneberry, Jillian and Jessica Shadbolt, Victoria and Catherine Henneberry; sisters Betty Hearn, Margaret Pettipas, Madonna Kunzli; brothers Gordon (Wendy), Eric (Sue), Michael (Grace), Junior (Louise), Pat (Judy), David (Julie). He was predeceased by sister Sarah Murphy; a brother in Infancy. Memorial Service will be 1:00pm Tuesday in R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Exit 13, Wileville, where the family will receive friends from 11:30 until prior to the service at 1pm. Pastor Paul Jensen Officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in Halifax. Family flowers only. Memorial Donations in Alberts memory may be made to the VON Lunenburg County Branch, South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater or the Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be made by visiting

LEWIS, Gregory Robert
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax. May 27, 2013

Age 19 of Bridgewater, NS, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on Tuesday 21 May, 2013, in the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, two months after being diagnosed with leukaemia. Born in Corner Brook, NL, March 25, 1994, Greg moved to Ottawa with his family when he was three months old and then to Nova Scotia in December 1997 and lived in Bridgewater since 2001. Greg is survived by his parents Robert and Debbie (Reid) Lewis of Bridgewater; his brother Ryan, Bridgewater; maternal grandparents Douglas and Bess Reid of NL; paternal grandmother Marlene Lewis of BC; Aunt Michelle Reid of AB, Uncle Todd Reid (Jennifer) and cousin Charlotte of NL; Uncle Rick Lewis (Barbara) and cousins Meagan and Andrew of BC; and "Hank" the cat! He is also survived by a large extended family throughout Canada.

Greg always had an idea ready, his ability to create could be adapted to any situation. He was a thinker, always moving to the beat of his own drum, he preferred to find his own way when doing something or finding an interest, which changed almost daily. This was evident in his vast collection of yellow clothing, his unique selection of souvenirs that he would personally select on vacations taken with his family, a sombrero purchased in Mexico that he insisted on wearing back on the plane and his strange selection of pets such as Angelina the ball python and "Hank" the cat. Greg's smile, always hiding a joke fostered from his dry sense of humour, just waiting to come out at the appropriate moment, will be so dearly missed. The family would like to send a special thank you to the nurses and staff and Dr. S Shivakumar of 8A at the VG in Halifax. There will be no visitation or service by request. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made in Greg's memory to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, Atlantic Canada Region, 1660 Hollis St., Suite H2 Halifax, N.S. B3J 1V7. Greg's family would like to ask everyone to please consider making blood donations and also consider joining a Bone Marrow Registry. Online condolences may be made by visiting

MARIN, Devon Rae
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 6, 2013

It is with great sadness the family of Devon Rae Marin (Himmelman), (37) announces her passing on May 3, 2013 in Moncton, NB. Devon was born in St John's, NL on Apr 22, 1976. She graduated Gander Collegiate in 1994 and Compu College / Travel and Tourism program in St John's, NL in 1996. She worked as a Store Associate and later as a Store Manager with Easyhome Ltd for 10 Years. Devon was also involved over a 14 year period with the Canadian Cadet Movement as a Civilian Instructor and an Officer of the Cadet Instructor Cadre Branch. She progressed to the rank of Captain and was presented with Canadian Decoration and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal during her service in the Canadian Forces.

Devon is survived by her Husband, Robert and son, Jonah, of Moncton, her parents David and Barbara Himmelman of Bayport, NS, brother, Mike Himmelman (Sadie) of Winnipeg MB, grandmother, Phyllis Burpee, of Fredericton, father and mother-in-law Gilles Marin and Louise Gagné of Rivière du Loup, QC and brothers-in-law Jean Pierre Marin and Eric Marin (Marie-Claude) of Montreal, QC and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and a niece. Devon was predeceased by maternal grandfather David Burpee and paternal grandparents Wilson and Francis Himmelman.

Visitation will be held at Cobb's Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Rd. Riverview, (869-2007) on Monday from 6 - 9 PM, a service of celebration will take place from Cobb's Funeral Home Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 2 PM, with Rev. Ron Maund officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in Hillcrest Cemetery in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Friends of The Moncton Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be expressed at

OSMOND, Barbara
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 30, 2013
(July 7, 1947 - May 28, 2013)
Osmond, Barbara (Powell)
, after a 4 year courageous battle with ovarian cancer and a lengthy battle with rheumatoid arthritis, Barb passed away peacefully in palliative care with her loving husband, daughters and sister by her side. Born July 7, 1947 in Bonavista, NL she was the daughter of the late Nora (Russell) and Hubert Powell.

She is survived by her devoted husband Clyde of 47 years, daughter Karol Lynn (Trevor Vanalstine) of Elliot Lake ON, Kelly Lee (Mike Screaton) of Dartmouth and special grandson Shawn of Sudbury ON. Also sister Penny (Harry) Street, Spillars Cove, NL and seven loving nieces and one nephew. Brother and sister in law Larry and Jeanette Osmond, Grand Bank, NL. Predeceased by her parents, her sister Irene Etsell and brothers-in-law Wilf Etsell and John Rose.

Barb enjoyed going to music jams with Clyde, and walking and square dancing. They were former members of the Star Dusters Square Dance Club where they made many lifelong friends. She also enjoyed summers at Aylesford Lake with her husband, her little Westie dog MacKenzie and friends. She was a retired employee of MT&T a company she loved and a lifetime member of the Telephone Pioneers.

Barb fought her battle with determination and would like to thank her family, wonderful friends and neighbours, her doctors and staff for all their support while on her journey. Special thanks to her doctors and staff, Dr Howard Conter, Dr Arthur Zilbert, Dr Evelyn Sutton, and Oncologists and staff, Dr Bentley, Dr, Grimshaw, Dr Keiser and Dr Rittenburg and the Nova Scotia Cancer Clinic. Also special thanks to Rev. Jeanne Manning Stright and the congregation of St Paul's United Church for all their support. Also thank you to seaside FM for their music provided over the years. Special thanks to staff at 5A in the VG. Donations in Barb's memory may be made to the St. Pauls United Church in Spryfield, Ovarian Cancer Canada or the Arthritis Society, or an animal shelter of your choice. Visitations will be held in J A Snow Funeral Home on Friday, May 31 from 2-4 and 7-9. A celebration of Barb's life will be at St Pauls United Church on Sat June 1 at 2 pm.. To view or send a condolence to the family, please visit
"I am gone but please don't weep or grieve with great despair. For I am now with Jesus, Heavens beauty I now share. Try to look beyond tomorrow for there's much for you to do; God has many blessings waiting on this earth for you and think of the precious memories until the day we will be together in heaven for all eternity."

SKINNER, Capt. Wallace
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 11, 2013
Date of Birth: Friday, September 12th, 1947
Date of Death: Thursday, May 9th, 2013

With heavy hearts, the family of Captain Wallace H. Skinner, 65, of Bridgewater, announce his sudden passing on Thursday May 9th, 2013 at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Harbour Breton, N.L. he was a son of the late Arthur Henry and Charlotte (Skinner) Skinner.

Wallace started his fishing career at the age of 15 and worked his way up to Captain in 1972 and did so up until his retirement in 2001. Never forgetting his roots, he was a member of the Terre-Neuve Newfoundland and Friends Association and always had a love of Newfoundland music. In his younger days he was an active participant in the Lunenburg Fisheries Exhibition and excelled in the scallop shucking competitions. After his retirement, he loved baking for his granddaughters and spending time in his workshop. He loved spending time with his family and all ten recently enjoyed a trip to Mexico.

Wallace is survived by his wife, Sandra, daughters, Wanda (Shawn) Bolivar; Hammonds Plains, Jacqueline (Trevor) Sinclair; Camperdown, granddaughters Kelsey, Karen, Mackenzie and Kennedy. Sisters and brothers, Shirley (Willis) Ritcey, Bridgewater; Allan (Doreen) Skinner; Riverport, Barbara (Grant) Nodding; Rose Bay, Audrey (Bill) Chapman; First South, Charlotte (Lloyd )Farmer; Rose Bay and Freddie (Stella) Skinner; Lake Echo.

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg, where visitation will take place on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate Wallace's life will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg. Archdeacon Michael Mitchell officiating. Interment will at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Canadian Diabetes Association, or the Canadian Cancer Society.

SUPPLE, Irene Elizabeth- Dartmouth, 95
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 14, 2013
(June 16, 1917 - May 11, 2013)

Passed away peacefully at Dartmouth General Hospital in the early hours of May 11, 2013. Daughter of the late John and Mary Doyle, Avondale Newfoundland. She was also predeceased by her husband Tommy and her beloved brother Bill. Irene leaves with fond memories her sister in law Anne Doyle, and her four nieces Mary Whelan, Dorothy Newman, Irene Barry and Patricia Kilius. Also left in mourning are her dear friend and caregiver Lynn Davidson, faithful and generous friend Fran Wade and her godchild Debbie Matheson. She leaves many friends in St. John's, Halifax, Musquodoboit Harbour and Dartmouth, and her long time feline companion and confidante Purrsey. A celebration of her life will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday May 16, 2013 with a reception to follow both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers donations to the SPCA would be gratefully appreciated. Online condolences may be sent by visiting (Dartmouth Chapel)
"A long life, well lived. May she rest in the peace of Christ."

TOBIN, Richard Francis
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 3, 2013
(October 15, 1961 - May 31, 2013)
Halifax, NS

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the Tobin family announces the passing of their beloved husband, father, son, uncle and friend. Rick was born in St. John's, NL to Agnes Tobin and the late Pius Tobin. He is survived by his three girls, his wife of 22 years, Sharon (Janes) Tobin and their daughters, Hillary Diane Tobin and Richelle June Tobin. He also leaves his brothers, Marc (Holly), John (Lois), Dan and Ron Tobin; parents-in-laws, June and Willis Janes, his sister-in- law Diane Janes and his brother-in- law Keith (Robin) Janes and many nieces and nephews, god daughters, extended family including his special cousin Gina Connors and countless friends and colleagues.

Rick left Newfoundland as a young man on his way to adventure. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in1979 and over 23 years he sailed on numerous ships and served on many tours of duty. In 1987 he met the love of his life, Sharon and they raised two beautiful daughters in Halifax. Rick retired from the Forces in 2002. He took a year off with his daughters and then began working with the Inn on the Lake as a night auditor. In 2006 he began working with Provincial Aerospace Limited first as a sensor operator and later as member of the training division. Rick's work took him around the world, to the Middle East and the Caribbean and back to the province he loved, Newfoundland. One of his highlights was to be assigned tasks that took him to the BC Coast during the Vancouver Olympic Games in 2010. Rick was a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion and his weekly dart leagues. He was known for his love of hunting and fishing, and looked forward to every spring to begin his garden. Rick loved many things in his life. His girls, his garden, his reading, his music and his coffee but most of all he loved his hockey team! GO HABS GO!!!

Rick will rest at the J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax (477-5601), where visitation will be on Tuesday, June 4 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 5 at 10 AM in St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Fr. Frank Pellerin as celebrant. This will be followed by a color guard of the Royal Canadian Legion, and a tea provided by the RCL Ladies Auxiliary at Legion Branch #152, 7 Sussex Street, Halifax The Family would like to thank the following for all of their support during this difficult time: Rick and Sharon, Hillary and Richelle's friends and neighbours, (while too numerous to list), know that you hold a special place in all of their hearts! Rick's work Provincial Aerospace, Ltd (PAL) and his co-workers, especially Brad, who did everything they could to support their friend and teammate. You have no idea how much it meant to us to have you at our side. Rick was a lucky man to have been part of your team. To the nurses, doctors and support staff at QE11 CCU, Halifax, we are incredibly grateful for your comfort and care of Rick and of us. To all his buddies from the Navy and the Legion, and friends far and wide, thank you for all of your kind thoughts and prayers. Donations in Rick's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice, family flowers only. Words of comfort can be sent to the family by visiting



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