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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
November 2013


CLOUTER, Jean Marie
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 28, 2013
(May 20, 1922 - November 25, 2013)
Clouter, Jeanne "Marie"
, 91. It is with gratitude for her life and sadness at her loss that we announce the passing of our wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother at Parkstone Enhanced Care, Halifax, on November 25. Marie was born in 1922 and grew up in Corner Brook, Nfld., a loving daughter and only child of Samuel and Annie (Russell) Hilliard. She helped manage her father's retail business before marrying WWII veteran, Charles Clouter in 1947 and raising a family of six children. On reentering the workforce, she spent many enjoyable years as a librarian at the Corner Brook Regional Library (Sir Richard Squires Building). Following retirement in 1984, she moved to Halifax to be near her two daughters. For the next twenty-five years, Mom lived her philosophy of 'lifelong learning' by travelling the world attending over fifty Elderhostel programs (, from Bermuda, to England, to Vancouver and Florida. She thoroughly enjoyed each new adventure and the many people she met from around the world and then she enjoyed reliving her adventures with stories over a cup of tea or at the dinner table. For many years she was actively involved in her new community as a volunteer with Meals on Wheels, the VON Friendly Visitor program, Camp Hill Hospital, the Alzheimer's Society and Spencer House, where she particularly enjoyed participating in the "grandfriends" program with elementary students from nearby St. Mary's School. She was predeceased by beloved sons, Larry (Papua New Guinea, 1986), Bruce (Halifax, 2009), former husband, Charles Clouter (St. John's, 1990), and feline best friend, Dexter (September). Left to mourn her passing are daughters, Margaret-Anne (Garth Bennett) and Pamela (Gerry Whelan), Halifax; sons, Fred, Vancouver and Brian (Elizabeth Chalker), Victoria, BC. Her loving family also includes six grandchildren - Stephanie Bennett Wells, Raechel Bennett Payne, Ann Whelan Solomon, Sean Whelan, Aaron and Devin Clouter; and, in the past sixteen years, seven beautiful great-grandchildren - Morrgan, Christian and Izaac Payne, Halifax; Derik and Martin Wells, Squamish, BC and Aidan and Ella Solomon, Victoria, BC. Mom lived an active, independent life until her move to Parkstone Enhanced Care nearly three years ago. The family would like to thank the staff and her friends on Garden Court for creating a community of companionship and care, and for the extra support and guidance provided to her daughters over the past two months. Cremation has taken place under the care of J.A Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax (455-0531). A family service and interment will be held in the family plot at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax. Donations in mother's memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association or a charity of your choice. To leave an online condolence, please visit:

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 13, 2013
(November 21, 1935 - November 10, 2013)
Durnford, Harry
- 77 of Dartmouth passed away peacefully at home on November 10, 2013. Born in Rencontre West, NL. he was the son of Abraham and Rosanna (Ford ) Durnford. Harry retired as a research technician from DREA in 1991. He was co-founder of the Bullbird Club (Newfoundland Club) and a long-time member of Grace United Church. Harry enjoyed being in the kitchen cooking, playing cards and darts, his flower gardens, camping and berry picking. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. Surviving are his wife and best friend of 57 years Florence (Green) Durnford, daughter, Brenda (Mike) Mulherin, Fredericton, sons, David (Rita) Durnford, Lower Sackville, Rodney Durnford, Porters Lake, sister, Dorothy Green, Dartmouth, grandchildren, Andrew, Patrick, Kimberley, Emily, Mathew, Kyle and Evan. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 14 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in Atlantic Funeral Home 771 Main Street, Dartmouth where funeral service will be on Friday, November 15 at 2pm in the funeral home chapel, Rev. Stephen Fram officiating. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Harry can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

DUTTON, Patrick F.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 15, 2013
(March 29, 1942 - November 13, 2013)

Passed away at Evergreen Home for Special Care in Kentville, NS. Predeceased by parents Lawrence V. and Nora (Griffin), beloved daughter Kerri, brothers Larry and Kevin, parents-in-law Don and Edith (Joudrey) Perry, sister-in-law Nellie (Gale) Dutton, brother-in-law Donnie Perry. Survived by wife Pam (Perry), sons Sean (Lydia) and Craig (Suzette Hayden), cherished granddaughters Emily and Nila, siblings Dermot "Don" (Margaret Shortt), Frank (Judith Hurrell), Dianne (Lachlan Munroe), Brendan (Deanne Shute), Philomena and John (Cathy Green), as well as numerous in-laws, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews and grand-nieces.

Pat was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, grew up at Fort Townshend and Spencer Street, and was educated at St. Patrick's Hall School, Memorial University of Newfoundland (BA, BAEd '63) and the University of Southern Mississippi (MEd '89). From 1963-1965 he taught at Gonzaga High School in St. John's. In 1965 he moved to Labrador City and taught for two years at Labrador City Collegiate. There he met Pam Perry, where they were married in 1967. They moved to Goose Bay, NL that year when he became Principal of St. Michael's School, a position he held for 15 years; the Pat Dutton Leadership Award was established at the school in his name. From 1967 to 1970 he was also Principal of the Catholic side of Robert Leckie High School. Their three children were born in Happy Valley, NL. In 1982 he moved to the Labrador Roman Catholic School Board office as a Program Coordinator. He retired in 1992. He and Pam then moved to Coldbrook, NS. He later worked as a consultant for the Labrador North Chamber of Commerce on the environmental review of military flight training in Labrador, and with the Apple Tree Foundation/Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre in Waterville, NS as a fundraiser. Dutton Place at the Rehab Centre was named in his honour in 2009. Pat was active in the Newfoundland Teachers Association. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He served five years as President of the Newfoundland Golf Association and Coach of the Provincial Junior Men's Team, and was Captain of the Willingdon Cup Amateur Men's team. He was a founder of the Melville Music Festival and Chaired the Kings County Music Festival. He served as President of the Rotary Clubs of Happy Valley-Goose Bay and of Kentville, and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was President of the Annapolis Valley Chapter of Mothers Against Drinking and Driving and was involved in the Kings Crime Prevention Association; in 2000 Pat was winner of MADD's National Volunteer of the Year Award, and he received the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002.

He and Pam moved to Berwick, NS in 2011. He spent the last year of his life at the Evergreen Home, where he received excellent care provided with kindness by the staff of Second West. Visitation Friday, November 15 from 7pm to 9pm at White Family Funeral Home, 100 Cornwallis Street, Kentville. Funeral Mass Saturday, November 16 at 10am at St. Anthony's Parish, 122 Mill Street, Berwick. Father Craig Cameron will officiate. Interment to follow at Berwick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pat's memory to Parkinson Society Canada     Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.

HACKETT, Loran John
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 16, 2013
Age 75,
Loran passed away peacefully in Maplestone Nursing Home, Halifax. Loran was born in Woods Island, Newfoundland and the eldest son of the late Aloysius and Florence Hackett. He enjoyed talking about his years as a commercial fisherman and miner with JC MacIssac Mining. Loran spent 15 years with his loving partner Alice Butler which extended his family and provided him with more grand "kiddies". He is survived by sons, Vince (Wendy), Halifax; Paul (Betty) Winnipeg; daughter Sherri Lynn (Al), Middle Sackville; brother, Tom, Newfoundland. He loved his grandchildren dearly, Rhonda-Lee, Vanessa, Richard, Andrew, Samantha and Lucas; great grandchildren Tyler, Matthew and Madison; and he had a special place in his heart for his nieces and nephews in Newfoundland. Loran was predeceased by his brother, Aloysius; wife and mother of his children, Lorraine; and second wife, Caroline. As per his wishes, Loran was cremated and a celebration of life will take place Monday November 18 at 2p.m. in J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. (477-5601) 149 Herring Cove Rd., Major Kirk MacLeod officiating. Interment to take place at a later date in Newfoundland. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Red Cross or charity of one's choice. Loran's family would like to send their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Hale Court, Maplestone Nursing Home, and to QE II 8.4 unit.

HARRIS, Fannie Rose (Bellman) "Rose"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 15, 2013

loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many passed away on November 13th at the age of 93. Rose was born December 20, 1919 in Grand Bank, Newfoundland to Captain James Curtis (Belbin) Bellman and Eleanor Ann Noseworthy. At 8 years of age she experienced the earthquake and tidal wave that devastated much of the coast of the Burin peninsula. She later moved with her family to Halifax and then to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. An athlete from an early age, she was recognized by the Yarmouth Sports Hall of Fame as part of the gold medal winning swimming and basketball teams that brought recognition to Yarmouth from 1935 to 1938. Later, with her husband Everett Harris, she honed her skills in golf. She was a member of the Spalding Hole in One Club and a repeat ladies champion at the Yarmouth Golf Club. She was an avid bridge player, winning several trophies. Rose was famous for her skills as a cook and was gifted in her ability to create a fine dining experience with basic ingredients. Her apple pie was legendary in her wide circle of friends and family. Rose is survived by her children Lorenzo (Sharon) Harris, Susan (Pat) Eldridge, David (Coral) Harris, and Judy (David) Sollows, grandchildren Kim, Karrie, Cathy, Stuart, Scott, Susan, Michael, Michelle, Jake, Cody, Clark and Adam as well as several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by sisters Annie in childhood and Gwen (Huston), brothers Wilson and Lorenzo Bellman, husband Everett, daughter Eleanor and son James. There will be no visitation at Rose's request. A celebration of her life will be held at Beacon United Church on Saturday, November 16th at 2:00 pm with Rev A. D "Bill" Newell and Rev. Sharon Lohnes officiating. Interment will follow in Chebogue Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in Rose's memory may be made to the Congregational Church of Chebogue Preservation Society or a charity of choice. Deepest appreciation is expressed to the wonderful staff at Nakile Home for Special Care and to Dr. Roland Muise for their kind attention during her final years. Online condolences may be made to the family at or you may sign the guestbook at

HUDSON, Sarah May "Sally"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 29, 2013
Sarah (Sally) May Hudson
October 13, 1919-November 27, 2013

It is with heavy hearts we say good bye to our loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Sarah was born in Belleoram, NFLD and moved to Halifax when she was 15 years old making it her home. From 1961-1972 Sarah worked at Simpson's in the girls and teens department retiring when her first grandchild was born. She was also a volunteer at the Public Library Children's Reading Program. She was an amazing seamstress and sewed for the entire family. She had a passion for cooking and baking, always sharing with us the food that we loved. There was nothing that made Sarah happier than being in the center of a family gathering. Her Children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were her life and our lives will not be the same without her. Sarah was predeceased by her husband Frederick (Ted) Percy Hudson on June 16, 1979. She was survived by her son Hal Hudson (Bev); grand-sons Michael and Tom Hudson; daughter Patricia (Roy); granddaughters Jennifer Turcot (Christian), Katherine Clarke (Steven) and Sarah Gillis (Steve Bigg); great granddaughters Alexandra and Victoria Turcot and nephew Paul Vincent (Maggie) who loved his "Aunt Sally". Arrangements are under J Albert Walker Funeral Home 149 Herring Cove Rd, Halifax (902.477.5601). Visitation will be held Sunday December 1, 2013 from 2-4 pm with a service on Monday December 2, 2013 in the funeral home chapel at 11:00am followed by interment at St. Johns Cemetery Halifax. Family flowers only. Donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association in Sarah's name. Words of comfort can be sent to the family by visiting

KEATING, Margaret Rose age 74
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 15, 2013
of Newport Corner, Hants County
formerly of Bell Island, Newfoundland

passed away on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013, at the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born on March 12th, 1939, in Lance Cove, Bell Island, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Hiscock) Clemens. Marg is survived by her husband of 53 years, Aloysius "Al" J. Keating; their children, Robert Keating and wife, Katrina Stevens, Battersea, Ontario; Karen Keating and husband, David Harvey, Newport Corner; Michael Keating, Newport Corner; grandchildren, Nikolas, Jessica, Shane, Kelsey, and Brodie; brothers, William (Nancy), John (Marion), Gordon (Jackie), Edward (Linda); sisters, Emma (George) Horwood; Sally (Gerald) Kitchen; Mabel (Cyril) Keating; Joyce (Gerry) Gamble; Lillian (Roy) Nicholas; Dorothy (Robert) Locke; Eva (Fred) Cobb; Barbara (Stewart) Bickford and Nita (Kevin) Byrne; numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Edward "Ned" and Mary "Polly" (Hiscock) Clemens; she was predeceased by a brother, Robert; sisters, Edith Murphy and Rhoda Clemens. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 17th, 2013, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home Chapel, 194 King Street, Windsor. Interment and a memorial will be held at a later date in Newfoundland. Donations in memory of Marg may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Palliative Care Unit (Hants Community Hospital).

MacLEAN, Brian Douglas
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 26, 2013
(February 4, 1966 - November 24, 2013)
MacLean, Brian Douglas
- 47, Bridgetown, passed away November 24, 2013. Born February 4, 1966, in Stephenville, Nfld, he was the son of Jack and Florence 'Monty' (Montgomery) MacLean. Brian enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and the many enjoyable years working with the Spicer family at Spicer Construction. Brian was a long serving volunteer fire fighter with the Bridgetown fire department. He enjoyed spending time with his numerous friends and their families, and the many wheeling trips with his buddies. We loves his hugs, bright eyes, wonderful smile, and marvelous sense of humor. Love you so much. He is survived by his parents; daughter, Vanessa (Adam) Hutchinson, Aylesford; son, Bradley, Bridgetown; grandchildren, Colin and Lola Hutchinson, Aylesford; sister, Catherine Ashby, Bridgetown; brother, Craig (Nancy), Beaconsfield; maternal grandmother, Orell Montgomery, Tyne Valley, PEI; Many aunts, uncle, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Predeceased by partner, Beverly Leslie. Visitation will be held 7-9 pm Wednesday November 27 , with a funeral service being held 2 pm Thursday November 28, both from the Kaulbach Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Bridgetown, with Pastor Herb Anderson officiating. Burial will take place in Riverside Cemetery following the service. Donations in Brian's memory can be made to Bridgetown Fire Department or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. On line condolences may be sent to

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 7, 2013

It is with sadness that the family of Gerard Jerome Purcell, 65, of Lunenburg announce his passing on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at home. Born in Harbour Grace, N.L., he was the son of the late Charles and Monica (Shugarue) Purcell. Gerard began scallop fishing at the young age of fourteen, serving aboard many vessels over the years. It was during the last few years of his time at sea that his role as ships cook was enjoyed by his crewmates, up until his health forced him to retire. Gerard was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who enjoyed playing his guitar, singing, and a good game of cards, especially poker. His cooking skills were appreciated by family and friends, especially his homemade breads and cakes. Gerard is survived by his wife Lucy, sons, Stephen; Lunenburg, Craig (Becky); Vogler's Cove, sisters, Lorraine (Robert) Tanner; Lunenburg, Geraldine (Bryan) Meisner; Second Peninsula, brothers, Charlie and his companion Joan Crouse; Bridgewater. Gerard will also be missed by his grandchildren Jeffrey, Alexis and Brandon. Gerard is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by three nieces. As Gerard wished there will be no funeral service with a private interment at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the V.O.N., The Lung Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

RICHARDS, Barbara Langmead - 86
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 26, 2013
(July 3, 1927 - November 22, 2013)

of Dartmouth, passed away Friday November 22nd, 2013 at Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in St. John's Nfld., She was the daughter of the late Frank and Minnie Warren. Barbara worked for the Royal Bank in St. John's, Cornerbrook, Saskatoon and Halifax. She is survived by her husband, Arthur; daughters, Janet Richards, Halifax, Rosalind (Randy) Richards Mann, Saskatoon; son, Geoff Richards, Saskatoon; brothers, David Warren, Collingwood, Ont., Frank Warren, St. John's Nfld., grandchildren, Lisa, Curtis and Ryan; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Barbara was predeceased by, sisters, Helen, Sybil, Joyce and Judy; brother, Roger. There will be no visitation by family request. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday November 28th at Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Reverend James Haughn officiating. Interment will follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to the Victoria Order of Nurses.

ROBERTS, Alexander
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 25, 2013
ROBERTS, Alexander
- Age 91, passed away peacefully in the Halifax Infirmary QEII on November 23, 2013 with loved ones by his side. Born September 9, 1922 in Pushthrough, N.L. he was the only son of the late Nathaniel and Florence Roberts. He immigrated to Canada from Newfoundland in 1944. Alex was involved in the fishery all of his life, as a Captain on many fishing vessels including long liners, draggers and fisheries research vessels. He endured harsh, cold weather and rough seas in order to provide for his family. He loved to bake for his family, especially big loaves of Newfoundland bread and enjoyed the dances at the Newfoundland Club. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his daughter, Audrey (William) Brewer, Meagher's Grant; sons, Clarence (Sheryl), Middle Musquodoboit and Raymond (Sara), Halifax; grandchildren, Dwayne, Kim, Annette, Mark, David, Angela, Kerry, Kelly and Melissa; fourteen great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his special friend Mary Warren. He was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Minnie Alice (Piccott). Sincere appreciation to his grandson Mark and partner Dale Brewer for the love, care and attention they provided to Alex during the past year. Cremation has taken place under the care of J. A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Spryfield, where visitation will take place on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 from 10-11 AM followed by a service of remembrance at 11 AM from the funeral home chapel. Interment will take place in St. James Cemetery, Herring Cove. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or charity of choice.



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