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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
October 2013


The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 16, 2013
Born in Newfoundland April 28, 1930, Sarah passed away peacefully in St-Eustache, Québec, on October 9, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Herman Burke. Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Lily, Arlene (Jim), Nancy (Serge) and Elaine. Cherished grandmother of Nathalie (William), Eric (Sandra), Michel, Julie, Sandra and Kristina. Proud great-grandmother of William, Isaac, Lyvia and Chloé. Survived by her dear sister Madeline "Gertie" March. She will be sadly missed by all her relatives and friends. A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held on Saturday October 19th, from 11 am to 5 pm at:
Complexe Funéraire Goyer
147 Arthur Sauvé
St-Eustache QC
(450) 473-5934

CHAPMAN, William Joseph "Billy Joe"
The Chronicle Herald, October 21, 2013

It is with heavy hearts that we his family announce the passing of Bill Chapman, 66, of First South, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle on October 18, 2013 at the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Bill passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, after a hard battle with cancer. Born in Harbour Breton, Fortune Bay, Nfld. he was the son of the late William Chapman Sr. and Ernestine (Kelly) Chapman. Bill spent fifty years of his life as a hardworking fisherman, and presently employed with Ocean Choice International, Riverport. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 23, Lunenburg for which he was dedicated and enjoyed very much. He brought a smile to everyone's face that he met and had a heart of gold to go with it. Bill leaves behind his loving wife and best friend of 43 years, Audrey (Skinner) Chapman, daughter, Rhonda Chapman and son, Craig and daughter in-law Cynthia, loving grandson, Riley; brothers, Dan (Florence) Pat (Debbie), Ike, Sam (Natalie), Leo (Sheila); sisters, Sarah "Sis" (Tom), Marg (Bernard), Delia (Gerald), Sandra (Peter), several brothers and sisters in-laws, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg where the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 23, Lunenburg, will hold a legion tribute on Monday at 6:45 followed by visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass for Bill will be celebrated Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at St. Norbert's Roman Catholic Church, Lunenburg, Rev. James MacDonald, OMI, officiating. Interment will be at a later date. Donations in Bill's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, the Poppy Fund of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch # 23, Lunenburg or to a charity of your choice.

DAVIS, Emilie
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 24, 2013
Emilie Davis
died on October 17, 2013 at Harbour View Haven, Lunenburg, her home for the past few years. Emilie was born on June 25th, 1926 the youngest child of Millie and Jonathan Davis of St. John's, Newfoundland. She was the sister of the late Eleanor Williams of Lunenburg and aunt to Eleanor's children, Jane Williams (the late Gilles Caron) of Montreal, Megan Williams of Lunenburg, Peter Williams (Jude) of Halifax and Mary Williams (Robert Lecker) of Montreal. She is also survived by her brother Harry Davis (Joan) of London, Ontario and many other nieces and nephews, the children of Harry and of her late brother Arthur Davis. She spent her entire working career in St. John's, the majority of that time at Newfoundland Broadcasting. Following her retirement, she came to Lunenburg in 1988 to take up residence with Eleanor. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home,11213 Hwy #3, Lunenburg and from where a memorial service will be held on Monday October 28th at 4:00 p.m. Following the service family and friends are invited to Emilie's former home on Broad Street for a supper.

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 21, 2013
(July 22, 1915 - October 18, 2013)
O'Connell (Moulton), Mary Louise Age 98
, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully October 18, 2013 in Parkland at the Lakes nursing home. Born July 22, 1915 in Burgeo Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late William Herbert (of Carbonear) and Mary Catherine (Greene, of St John's) Moulton. She was predeceased by her sister Catherine ('Babs' La Fave) and brothers Randall, Gordon, Sydney and George ('Bert'). She is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Richard; son Stephen (Annette), Calgary; grandchildren Jessica and Elizabeth, Calgary, and numerous nieces and nephews. Louise moved with her parents from Burgeo to North Sydney as a young child. After graduating from St. Joseph's High School, where she won the award for highest academic achievement, she moved to Halifax and attended Miss Murphy's Business college. During WWII, she worked for the Defense Department in the mobilization unit in Halifax and St. John. During that time, she met her future husband, Dick. Following the war, she worked at Canada Revenue Agency for many years. After retirement from CRA, she worked at the Girl Guides store in Halifax. She was a faithful member of St Paul's parish for 60 years. Her grand children were a tremendous joy in her life. Visitation will be held Monday October 21 from 7 - 9 PM in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St. Funeral mass will be held at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, 197 Windmill Road, Dartmouth on Tuesday October 22 at 10 AM. Interment will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. On-line condolences may be placed at Special thanks to all the caring staff at Parkland at the Lakes "Glasgow Hall". In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 8, 2013
Age 82
, of Hantsport, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2013 in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born February 4, 1931 in Bareneed, Conception Bay, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late William and Hagar (Boone) Moore. Daisy enjoyed to play cards, bingo and go shopping and do crossword puzzles. She loved all her visits with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Daisy attended the Baptist Church, and was a strong believer in the Bible. Daisy is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Malcolm; sons, Doug (Linda), Oromocto, New Brunswick and Wayne (Bev), St. Croix; daughters, Dona (Raymond) Peach, Falmouth and Lana (Bob) Shay, Hantsport; sister, Bertha Morgan, St. Thomas, Ontario; 17 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Jennie; sister, Gladys; brothers, Fred, Gus and Gordon. Special thanks to Lindsay Preston for all the care she showed towards Daisy. Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317), where the family will receive visitors from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, October 8. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 9 in Hantsport Baptist Church (corner of Main and Willow Streets), Rev. Earl MacDonald officiating. Interment will be held in Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport, followed by a reception in the Church Fellowship Hall. Donations in memory of Daisy may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 5826 South St., Halifax, NS B3H 1S6 or Hantsport Baptist Church, PO Box 152, Hantsport, NS B0P 1P0. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting:

PAYNE, Alton Lee Payne
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 17, 2013
(September 30, 1965 - October 14, 2013)
Alton Lee Payne
, 48, of Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia, passed away on October 14, 2013. Alton was born in Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland on September 30, 1965. He was one of six children of James Alton Conrad Payne (d. 1986) and Pauline Blanche Payne (Shears) of Rocky Harbour. He graduated from Holy Cross High School in Daniel's Harbour, Newfoundland and earned a Bachelor of Science with honors in Geology from Memorial University. Alton was married to Holly Payne (Mills) on July 14, 2012; they had only just celebrated their first anniversary. In addition to his mother and widow, he is survived by his daughter, Hannah Gabrielle Payne; step-daughter, Paige Ryelin Kanasevich; sisters Louise (Harvey) Mouland, Musgrave Harbour, NL, Blanche (Phonse) Tulk, Aspen Cove, NL and Holly Hicks, Conception Bay South, NL and brothers Boyd (Margaret), Rocky Harbour and Brett (Pansy), Lower Sackville, many nieces and nephews and his ex-wife and friend Martina Haas. Alton was a successful entrepreneur. He founded Encanex Enterprises Ltd. in 2005 after a rewarding career in various environmental enterprises.
He will be remembered as a generous man; a committed family man, devoted husband and a loving father to Hannah and step-father to Paige. Among his favourite times were those he spent with Hannah even if it was just driving her to school or taking in a movie. He cherished time with his extended family in his adopted province and back "home" in Newfoundland. His friends were friends for life and will remember him as loyal and true. A musician and an active man, Alton loved motorcycles, snow mobiles, cars and guitars and collected a few of each over the years. He enjoyed a party and an occasional "Fresca". He loved to travel but was happiest at home, in Rocky Harbour or on his adopted farm in Hants County with family. He had a passion for business and loved to "close a deal". Alton will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by the many people whose lives he touched and enriched.
Visitation in Nova Scotia will be held at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax on Friday, October 18th from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm and from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Memorial service will also be at J.A. Snow Funeral Home on Saturday, October 19th at 10:30 am. Visitation in Newfoundland will be held at Alton's family cottage in Rocky Harbour on Main Street October 20th after 2 pm. Funeral service will be held St. Mathews Anglican Church in Rocky Harbour at 11:00 am Monday, October 21st with internment to follow at the Salvation Army Cemetery in Rocky Harbour. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Rocky Harbour Salvation Army Cemetery Fund, c/o Boyd Payne, 11A Pond Road, PO Box 470, Rocky Harbour, NL, A0K 4N0 or go to your local Bank of Montreal Branch.

PHILLIPO, Melissa 'Leasie'
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 15, 2013
Born In: Isle Aux Morte
Passed in: Westmount, Canada on: October 13th, 2013
Melissa Phillipo,
93, of Westmount, Cape Breton, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, with her family by her side. Born at Isle Aux Morte, she was the daughter of the late John and Sarah Wells. She was a former member of St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Westmount. Leasie was the last surviving member of her immediate family. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she always put her family first. She spent many days at the sewing machine sewing for her daughters. This was her passion. She was predeceased by her husband, Andrew in 1998 and also by her daughter, Nancy in infancy. She will be dearly missed by her sons, Donald (Peggy), Westmount, Kennie (Martina), Toronto; daughters, Mrs. Dolores Campbell, Toronto, Bonnie (Ralph) Leon, Mississauga, Denise (Kevin) Andrea, Dartmouth, and Betty Lou (Brian) Cann, Dartmouth, and by 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation for the late Mrs. Phillipo will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday in Church of Christ the King (formerly Christ Church) with Rev. Laura McCue officiating followed by interment in St. Mark's Cemetery, Coxheath. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Alzheimer's Society or a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be sent to
She will be in our hearts forever.

PITCHER, Ruby Blanche
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 28, 2013
PITCHER, Ruby Blanche
- 87, Port Hawkesbury, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Friday, October 25th, 2013, in the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home. She was born in Clarenville, Newfoundland on May 20th, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Catherine (Marsh) Balsom. Ruby owned and operated her own convenience store in Coxheath for many years. After moving to Port Hawkesbury, she worked at the Port Hawkesbury Bowling Alley lunch counter, than retired as an Assistant Manager at the Red Grill Restaurant (Woolco) after 26 years of service. In her spare time, knitting, travelling and playing cards were Ruby's favourite past times. She was also known for her wonderful sense of humor, witty comebacks and her ability to make people laugh. Ruby was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her family was loved very dearly and always came first in her life. She was a caring, compassionate and generous person who always catered to the needs of others. Along with the love she showed her family, Ruby had a great passion for her home of Newfoundland. It was a well known fact that she was proud to consider herself a "tough Newfie". Any day was a good day if it was spent on "The Rock".
She is survived by children, Linda Paris, Halifax; Shirley (Lionel) Marchand, Port Hawkesbury; Keith (Louise), Halifax; Gary, Calgary; grandchildren Vanessa, Thane, Denise, Jim, Patricia, Natasha, Nicholas and Kayla as well as 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by twin sisters, Hazel Bursey and Hilda Blanchard, of Newfoundland. She is predeceased by son, Donald (Dianne); twin grandsons, Kenneth and Daniel; brothers, Melvin, Frank and Reginald; sisters, Gloria, Donna, Bonnie, Elsie and Maude. Ruby will be truly missed by those who knew and loved her.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be Monday, Oct 28th from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral service is to be held from St. Mark's United Church, Port Hawkesbury on Tuesday, October 29th at 11 a.m. with Nan Corrigan officiating. Burial is St. Joseph cemetery, Port Hawkesbury. The family would like to thank the staff of the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home for the devotion, care and compassion shown to Mom during her stay at the Home. We would also like to thank Dr. James Collins as well as the doctors and staff of the PCU at St. Martha's Regional Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Canadian Diabetic Association. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at



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