BENNETT, Alex Stanley
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 7, 2014
Alex Stanley Bennett - 59, Truro, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, August 5, 2014, at The Mira Long Term Care Facility, Truro. Born February 9, 1955, in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, he was a son of the late William and Blanche (Anderson) Bennett.
Alex is survived by his siblings, Cecil (Florence) Bennett, Mount Moriah, Newfoundland; Willie (Shirley) Bennett, Moncton, New Brunswick; Gordon (Maisie) Bennett, Gillams, Newfoundland; Les (Marie) Bennett, David (Melissa) Bennett, Irishtown, Newfoundland; Ruby Bennett, Bible Hill; Ruth (George) Naugler, Truro; Alice (Willis "Bill") Dorey, Maplewood; Verdon (Inez) Bennett, Fort Nelson, British Columbia; Frederick (Hilda) Bennett, Irishtown, Newfoundland; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, Mary Alice, Chesley and Millard in infancy, and also his sister, Lily Mae (Coiley) Marche. Special thanks to the staff of The Mira for their exceptional care.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Alex's family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, August 7, 2014, and where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Friday, August 8, 2014. Interment will be held in Crossroads Cemetery, 110 Salmon River Road, Valley. If so desired, donations in Alex's memory to Halifax, Nova Scotia Down Syndrome Society are welcomed. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Alex's obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com
BOOMER, Susan Welsh
(August 30, 1915 - August 10, 2014)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 21, 2014
Susan Welsh Boomer passed away peacefully on August 10, 2014, at St. Vincent's Nursing Home in Halifax with her family at her side, just 20 days short of her 99th birthday.
She lived a faith-filled, fun-loving and hard-working life. She so loved her Newfoundland roots where she was born. There was always a smile and hug for all who came in her path. She was predeceased by her mother, Suzanne (in childbirth), father, Charles Rose, step-mother, Elmira, husband, Samuel, her long-time friend Al Buffett and most recently her eldest son, Charley (Jo).
Surviving are son, Ed (Leanne); grandchildren, Sam (Kaari), Tracey and Troy (Dianne); great-grandchildren, Morganne, Kaden, and Amelia; niece, Betty; daughter-in-law, Jo and family; Al Buffett's family and much loved friends, Carolyn and Agnes.
She will be missed by all who had the good fortune to be touched by her life. Special thanks to the 4th floor team and all staff at St. Vincent's Nursing Home; you are truly angels.
A memorial service will be held at St. Vincent's Chapel, 2080 Windsor St., Halifax, on Thursday, August 28th at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully received to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation.
CHARLTON, Goldie "Joan"
(September 20, 1923 - August 11, 2014)
The Chronicle Herald, August 13, 2014
Charlton, Goldie "Joan" (Banfield) - 90, Halifax, passed away peacefully at home on August 11, 2014. Her view was of the sky and trees and the former path sloping downhill on "blueberry hill" where she picked blueberries as a child; and will take the hand of Douglas and walk on.
Born in Bay L'Argent, Newfoundland on September 20, 1923. She was the oldest child of the late Edgar and Lillian (Lawrence) Banfield. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia, Halifax; her much loved grandchildren Joan Foster Wentzel (Jason), Charlottetown, PEI; and Stephen Foster (Rebekah), Tacoma, Washington; her great-grandson, Rhys Wentzel, Charlottetown. PEI; her sister Ethel Wood, Halifax; her brother Gilbert Banfield, Halifax and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her darling husband of 67 years, Douglas Charlton; her much loved grandson Richard Foster; her brothers Norman, Marvin, Kenneth, and one brother in infancy.
A classy, loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother; she says good-bye with a wink and her beautiful smile, and will be missed and in the thoughts of all who loved her.
No flowers by request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Feed Nova Scotia or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Cremation has taken place. The memorial service will be held on Friday August 15th at 11am in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax, Rev. James Haughn officiating, with reception to follow. Private family burial will take place in St. John's Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com Halifax Chapel.
FITZGERALD, Geraldine "Gerri" Mary
(September 8, 1946 - August 16, 2014)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 18, 2014
It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend, Geraldine "Gerri" (Hearn) Fitzgerald, aged 67, on August 16, 2014, at St. Vincent's Nursing Home. Gerri was born and raised in St. John's, Newfoundland, the daughter of the late Mary (Butler) and Raymond Hearn. She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Leon. They danced hand in hand through life together, and his love, commitment, and tender devotion sustained her throughout her 25 year journey with Parkinson's. Gerri lives on in the hearts of her daughters, Krista (Randy) Wall (St. John's), and Clare (Martin) Tasse (Sackville). Nanny will be lovingly remembered by her adoring grandchildren, Jesse, Nicholas, and Makena. She is also survived by her devoted sisters and brothers, Carmelita Hearn (Halifax), Clare (Charles) Oldford (Point Edward), Frank Hearn (St. John's), Brian (Melvie) Hearn (St. John's), and Raymond Hearn (Virginia), and her much loved nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her circle of friends and all who knew the light of her friendship. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of the staff at St. Vincent's for their exceptional and tender care for Gerri and our family. Visitation will be held at Dartmouth Funeral Home on Monday, August 18 from 7-9 pm, and Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 20th at 11:00 at St. Thomas More, Dartmouth, with reception to follow. Gerri will return home to St. John's, for a visitation and celebration of her life, and internment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully accepted. Donations in remembrance of Gerri may be made to the Parkinson's Society of Canada, Maritime Region, the St. Vincent's Nursing Home Foundation, or any charity close to your heart. Online condolences may be given by visiting www.dartmouthfuneralhome.ca
"Our memories of love will be of you." LD, Geraldine Mary-
FRALIC, Cecil Frederick
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 20, 2014
Fralic, Cecil Frederick, 84, of Milton, Queens County, formerly of Cornerbrook, Newfoundland, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 9th, 2014, in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, after a short illness.
Cecil was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Born in Beach Meadows, on January 14th, 1930, he was a son of the late Andrew and Maude (Pye) Fralic.
In Cecil's earlier years, he worked in the woods at the game sanctuary in Liscombe, Guysborough County. He then worked a short time at the Bowater Mersey Paper Plant as a stevedore, before going to sea. He served on the many Bowater Mersey Paper Ships, spending his last nine years on "The Vinland". He then worked on the Tug Boat, "Sandy Lake", as Mate Chief, for a short time before captaining the tug boat, "The Indian Lake". Cecil also sailed on the Gypsum Boats, out of Hantsport. After retiring from the sea, he worked for over 25 years as an auto body mechanic at the Cornerbrook Garage Body Shop, until his retirement. He had many hobbies, some of his favorites were, listening to old western music, sitting around and strumming his guitar, going to variety shows, card parties, playing crib, and in his younger years he enjoyed camping, fishing, and traveling around the countryside. Cecil was a member of the Activity Seniors Club, Liverpool, and the Cornerbrook Echo Seniors Club.
He is survived by his loving wife, the former Emily White; granddaughters Melissa Fralic, Kristen Fralic; grandsons Cory Fralic, Eric Fralic, all from Ontario; stepdaughters Cindy Hanley, Annette White; stepson Allan White; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Margaret Oxford; son, Eric; sisters, Effie Pace, Goldie Barkhouse, Ida Meisner, Lena Hawes, Florence Dexter, Hilda Cross; brothers Ross and Lee.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., in the Beach Meadows Community Cemetery. Lay Minister Peter Anthony officiating. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to the Queens General Hospital Foundation or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chandlersfuneral.com
GALE, Mary Patrica
(January 15, 1946 - August 24, 2014)
The Chronicle Herald, August 26, 2014
Gale, Mary P. - 68, Bible Hill, died August 24, 2014. Born in Bell Isle, NL, she was a daughter of the late Wallace and Helen (Hawco) Gale. Survived by daughters, Marie; Marjorie Ann; sons, Ken (Nicole); Michael (Melissa); grandchildren, Sarah, Brendon, Zach, Madison, Elijah and Aubrey; sisters, Jackie and Susie; brother, Jimmie. Predeceased by sister, Margie. Arrangements are in the care of MacDiarmid's Funeral Home, Wentworth (447-2930). A graveside service will be held Sunday, August 31 at 2 p.m. in Wentworth Cemetery. Private condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mmcfunerals.com
HOLLETT (Collins), Mabel Irene
(September 10, 1924 - August 25, 2014)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 27, 2014
Age 89 of Halifax passed away Monday, August 25, 2014, in the Palliative Care Unit of the VG Hospital.
Mabel was the middle daughter of the late Albert and Sarah (Cheeseman) Isaacs of Burin, NL. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, surpassing all in age. Mabel immigrated to Canada in early 1945 during WWII.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Eric Collins, second husband, Gerald Hollett, and daughter, Linda Fraser. She was also predeceased by son-in-law, Gerald Willis; sisters, Olive (Elwood) Harnum, Florence (Thomas) Appleby and special friend, Leonard Branton.
Mom was a founding member of the Norwest Seniors Group. She spent many years bowling, playing darts and various card games. She loved gardening, walking, reading, and listening to music and spent many years dancing to Newfoundland Tunes. She was a current 25+ year member of the Fairview Seniors Lunch Group and Calvin Senior Friendship Group. Mom worked hard all her life and set good examples for her daughters to follow. News of and visits from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren kept her going in recent years.
Mabel is survived by daughters, Doreen Willis, Halifax, Gail (Bill) Francis, Lower Sackville, Marilyn (Sam) Hollett, Burin NL; son-in-law, Ken Fraser, Lower Sackville, and step-sons, Doug and Wayne Hollett, Halifax. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax (455-0531) on Friday, August 29, from 7-9 pm. A memorial service will be held at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 3311 Ashburn Ave., Halifax on Saturday, August 30, at 11 am, the Reverend Michael Koslowski officiating. Reception will follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the VON or the Canadian Cancer society.
Special thanks to nurse Glenna Thornhill and the 7A Palliative Care team.
MacNEILL, Dorothy Ethel
(January 26, 1934 - August 11, 2014)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 18, 2014
MacNeill, Dorothy Ethel -died peacefully at Willow Lodge, Tatamagouche, N.S. on August 11, 2014. Dorothy was a secretary, church organist, and writer during her professional career and was actively involved in all levels of the United Church of Canada as well as several community organizations. Born on January 26, 1934, she was the daughter of Isaac and Minnie Bourne of St. John's, NF. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, her brother, John Bourne and her nephew, Gary Bourne, all of St. John's. Dorothy is survived by her husband of 57 years, Kenley MacNeill, of Truro N.S.; and by her children Kathy (Ron) Curtis, of Amherst N.S., Karen MacNeill, of Lower Norton N.B., Mae Douglas, of Richmond Hill, Ont., Peter (Linda) MacNeill, of Fergus Ont. and John (Terri) MacNeill, of Valley N.S., as well as seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, numerous nephews and nieces. The family wishes to thank the staff at Willow Lodge, and Dr. Michael Glasgow for their wonderful care. A service of celebration will be held 2pm Friday August 22, 2014 at Saint Andrew's United Church, 55 King Street, Truro, with the Rev. Jay Ettinger presiding. If desired, donations may be made in Dorothy's memory to the Mission & Service Fund of the United Church, Tatamagouche Centre in Tatamagouche, or the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Nova Scotia. Arrangements are under the direction of Coulter's Funeral Home, Tatamagouche. Online condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting the funeral home website at: www.mmcfunerals.com
(October 15, 1927 - August 4, 2014)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 6, 2014
Moulton, Norma Mae, age 86 from Halifax, NS, formerly of Marystown, NL. Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on August 4, 2014, at the SVNH Hfx, NS. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother. She was born in Toronto, ON, to the late Fred Moulton and Pearl Foote of Burin Bay, NL.
Leaving to mourn, children, Janice Wiscombe (John Morehouse), Halifax, Ruby Brake (William) Witby, ON, Julie Pittman (Richard) Logan Lake BC; James Wiscombe (Betty Abbott) Burin, NL, Gayanne Carvery (Kevin) Burin, NL; 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; sister, Lorraine Grandy (Arch) Halifax, NS; sister-in-law, Ruth Moulton, Halifax. She was predeceased by parents, her former husband, William Wiscombe; brother, Albert Moulton.
The family is especially grateful to Donna Thorne, her long time loyal friend, caregiver, and surrogate daughter. We would like to thank caregivers, Norma, Shelly, and Carla, and the staff and nursing team, 2nd floor, St. Vincent Nursing Home.
A celebration of Norma's life will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 11 am in the J.A. Snow Memorial Chapel, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax, (455-0531), with burial at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Salvation Army or a charity of your choice.
A mother's love is a blessing.
NEWELL, William John 'Bill'
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 28, 2014
Newell, William John "Bill", age 83 of Canso, Guys Co. passed away peacefully in Canso Seaside Manor on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Bill was born in Summerville, NL; he was a son of the late Joseph and Bridget (Hollohan) Newell.
A radio operator by profession, Bill worked on the NL costal boat "Kyle", then joined Transport Canada and worked at various stations across Atlantic Canada. Bill retired in 1986 as a Flight Services Specialist at Air Traffic Control Centre in Gander, NL.After retiring, the family moved to Canso. He loved woodworking, gardening, painting, going to dances and playing his accordion.
He is survived by his loving wife, Blanche (Casey); his children, Carla (Jerome), William, Susanne (Chris), Paula (Robert) and Peter (Karin); loving Poppy to grandchildren, Katelyn, Frank, Gilmour, Lauren, Chantal; great-granddaughter, Skye; sister, Eileen, and brother, Maurice, NL; also many relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his sister, Marion; brothers, Robert, Peter, Felix, Joseph and Thomas; grandson, Dennis.
The family wishes to thank Dr. John Hamilton, Antigonish; Dr. Stephen Couban, Halifax; Dr. Richard Felderhof, New Glasgow; Dr John H. Sullivan and Dr. Cathy Felderhof, Canso; the staff of Eastern Memorial Hospital and Canso Seaside Manor for their excellent care.
Visitation will be held in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso on Friday, August 29 from 2-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Canso Saturday, August 30 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only please.
Donations may be made in Bill's memory to Eastern Memorial Hospital Foundation, Canso. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com
PINK, Ethel Rose "Marie"
(October 6, 1922 - August 4, 2014)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 8, 2014
It is with great sorrow that the family of the late Marie Pink announces her passing on Monday, August 4, 2014 at the Dartmouth General Hospital with her family by her side. Born in Port-aux-Basques, NL. She was a daughter of the late Thomas and Bessie (Anderson) Blackmore. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Fred, brothers, Howard, Enos and Fred Blackmore, sisters, Eileen Kettle, Mildred Drake, Lavinia Tucker, Genevieve Gardner and Shirley Harris. She leaves to mourn with precious memories her family, daughters, Marilyn (Wayne) MacLeod, Linda (Wayne) Watson, Dartmouth, son Steven (Gina) Ottawa, Ontario, grandchildren, Dina, Kimberley, Jason, Mark, Stephanie and Kayleigh, great-grandchildren, Shalina, Jordan, Miles, Rhys and Penelope, sister, Barbara Matthews, many nieces, nephews and friends. At her request, there will be a private interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Donations in Memory of Marie can be made to the Dartmouth General Hospital, Parkinson's Society or a charity of choice. On line condolences www atlanticfuneralhomes.com (Dartmouth chapel)
PYE, William Curtis
(September 12, 1922 - August 26, 2014)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 29, 2014
PYE, William Curtis - 91 of Halifax, NS passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the Veteran's Memorial Hospital. He was born September 12, 1922 in Curling, NL.
Bill served in the Merchant Navy. He was an electrician at the Halifax Shipyard, the Navy Auxiliary, and later the National Harbours Board, where he retired. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed spending time with his family at Mill Lake.
Bill was the son of the late Sam and Edna Pye of Curling, NL. He is survived by sons Bob (Liz) and granddaughters Hannah and Olivia, Lower Sackville, NS and Wayne (Darlene) and step-grandchildren, David, Amanda and Gerald, Halifax, NS, and special niece Ardith Pye, and several other nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Vicky (Vaughan) Pye, three brothers, Giles, Curling, NL; Malcolm (Ettie) Corner Brook, NL; Chesley B. (Sylvia) Halifax, NS; and three sisters, Sadie, Curling, NL; Irene (Chris) Fisher, Deer Lake, NL; May (Wallace) Locke, Corner Brook, NL.
No visitation or flowers by request. Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. A family graveside service will be held and burial will take place at St. John's Cemetery, Halifax, NS on Saturday, August 30, 2014.
(January 1, 1920 - August 30, 2014)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, September 3, 2014
RAYMOND [Thornhill], Freda M. [Nan] 1920 - 2014 . It is with heavy hearts and great sorrow we announce the death at Northwood Centre [7C] on Saturday, August 30th, 2014 of our wonderful and great Mom. She was a dear wife, Mom, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother.
She was born in Fortune, Fortune Bay, Nfld. and was the daughter of the late Alice [Lawrence] and John Thornhill. She immigrated to Nova Scotia on the S.S. Caribou in May of 1930.
She was the dear Mom of and survived by Larry [Barb], Marie [Ken] Gannon, Gerry [Luciette]; loving Nan of Charlene [Tony] Raymond, Germaine Miller, Lynn Shore, Tom [Rosemary], Shaun [Tracey] Gannon, Scott [Tammy] Gannon, and Holly Raymond; great-grandmother to Keenan, Zac, Kaelan, Makayla, Michael, Sarah, Cameron, and Caitlyn and great-great-grandmother to Serena.
She was predeceased by her husband, Gregory  and her son, Pat  daughter-in-law Belva , her sisters Annie [the late Bernard] Eisener, Martha, Florence and Winifred [in childhood], brothers Gerald [Dianne], Alex [the late Loretta].
She is survived by sisters, Helen May Burgess, Lillian [the late George] Nelson and Norman [Elaine] Thornhill of Bridgewater. She will be dearly missed by numerous nieces and nephews.
For over 20 years she worked at Camp Hill Veterans Hospital as a dietary aid. A job she loved and met & kept a great deal of friends. One of her joys and great accomplishments was her hobbies, sewing, knitting, crafts, ceramics, and of course her lexicons which she taught her children to do. She was a tough, humble and gracious lady especially for those less fortunate than herself. She suffered many hardships in life and several illnesses and faced them all with strength, courage and determination. All those who knew and loved her will remember her as a woman who was strong, spirited, and generous and an inspiration to all whose lives she touched.
To all the workers on 7C Northwood Centre - Mom says Thank You to all you "Brats" and we [Larry, Marie and Gerry] want to say THANKS to each and everyone one of you [Cathie B., Peggy, Adele, Kathy, Bolivia, Bev, Alex, Tanya, Shelly, Susan, Roxanne] to name just a few. Your love and care of Mom will never be forgotten. You all were our 'rock' on many occasions.
Cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to visit Snow's Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm on Thursday, September 4, 2014. Father Marc Syrenne will officiate at a Mass of Celebration at St. John Vianney Parish, 2 Beaverbank Rd., Lower Sackville NS at 11:00 am on Friday, September 5, 2014. A reception will follow in the church hall. Burial will be in the "Gate of Heaven" cemetery in Lower Sackville NS.
Family flowers only. For those who wish, contributions in Freda's memory may be directed to Chalice, 445 Sackville Drive, Suite 1, Lower Sackville, NS, B4C 2S1, or visit www.chalice.ca Donations]; the Alzheimer's Society or a charity of your choice.
(June 30, 1938 - August 29, 2014)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, September 2, 2014
Stack, James (Jim) Francis, age 76 of Dartmouth, N.S. passed away peacefully with his family by his side in the V.G. palliative care ward on Aug 29th,2014 after a short battle with cancer.
Born in Petty Harbour, NL. in 1938. Jim served in the RCAF for 36 years and retired from CFB. Shearwater in 1993.
Jim is survived by his loving wife, Marguerite (Cormier) Stack; son, James (Kim); daughter, Catherine(Paul) Turner; three grandchildren, Courtney, Matthew, and Hailey; brother Tom; sister Joan Watts and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents Jim was predeceased by two still born sons Kevin and Joseph.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Sept 4/14 from 7-9 p.m. at Saint Vincent DePaul Church in Dartmouth where the Funeral Mass will be held on Friday Sept 5th, 2014 at 11 a.m. Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the V.G. Palliative care unit and CHALICE.ca
SULLIVAN, Gerald Michael
(March 4, 1937 - August 7, 2014)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 9, 2014
Sullivan, Gerald "Jerry"- of Dartmouth and formerly of Harbour Breton, NL passed away on August 7, 2014 at Melville Lodge. Born in St. George's, NL he was a son of the late Margaret Downey.
For 35 years Jerry worked with the Department of Transportation as a Heavy Duty Mechanic. He loved being outdoors, fishing and berry picking. He especially enjoyed Sunday outings with his children when they were young.
He is survived by his children, Jenny (Audie), Bill (Cathy), John (Tina), Ernie (Yvonne), Joe (Sue) and Freddie; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Sullivan; son, Craig and daughter, Roxanne.
Cremation has taken place under the care of A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS. A private family service will take place. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
WATERFIELD, Edna Joyce
(June 1, 1938 - August 21, 2014)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, August 27, 2014
WATERFIELD, Edna Joyce - 76 of Kingston, NS (formerly of Geary, NB) It is with excruciating, heartbreaking pain that we announce that our precious, beautiful Mom and Nanny passed away peacefully and went to see our Dad on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the ICU in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Mom was surrounded by her family and wrapped in the arms of her daughter Lisa. Mom was born in Port Rexton, Nfld, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Randell.
Edna was full of sass and a little stick of dynamite and could light up any room she walked into; she was a great friend, a loving, amazing mother, and the best Nanny anyone could wish to have. Nanny's life evolved around her babies Kevin and Keisha, who she has been with since birth, the world evolved around them. She had a love for ceramics, which became a ceramic business for 25 years. She has taught many people throughout those years and has lifetime friends because of it. Racing...my parents loved the Geary Speedway where they spent 19 years watching the car races (Glyn Nott) and being part of it...they had their own chairs and their favorite spot. Her hobbies were collecting jewelry of all types...if it was shiny then she needed to have it. She took on a love for rock tumbling, when you walk in her house all you would hear was the tumbling of the rocks. If we went away anywhere she would always ask for me to bring her home rocks.
Once the kids moved out, her and Dad replaced us with their fur babies technically they became their new children and they doted on them hand and feet. Moose, BJ, Miss Molly and Cat with Collar kept them entertained day and night, they would be lost without them, they loved their babies. Edna was a very lovable, friendly, incredible women, which is why she quickly became a part of so many families; she was known as "nanny Edna to many" "mom to kids not her own" "Diane's Bingo Partner" "Vinnies girlfriend" and many other cute nicknames. She leaves behind lifelong friends too numerous to mention, but you know who you are including (my 2nd Momma Sadie).
Edna touched so many lives and will truly be missed by many, but knowing her she will make her presence be known, even though she isn't with us anymore. She is survived by her daughter Lisa Barrie (Michael Clark), Greenwood; sons Michael (Jodi Estabrooks), Brandon, Manitoba , Peter (Duff), BC, Ron, Alberta ; sisters Bessie (Kevin) Barker, NFLD, Irene(Wilson), and Brother Albert. The Loves of her lives were Grandchildren Kevin, Keisha, Ryan, Danielle, Noah, Hilary and Kaylee. She was predeceased by her husband Ed Waterfield (March 31, 2013); sisters Anne, Violet, brother, Roy and Sterling. At this time we want to thank Dr Michael Mindrum, Dr John Tucker, Andrea, Ann, Tanya and all the nurses of ICU who tried in vain to let me keep my Mom Thank you to all the VON girls who made her days full of sunshine, laughter and companionship...I love you all for that. There will be a Memorial Service for both my parents, Ed and Edna Waterfield. They spent their lives together, 54 years, they will go to Heaven together. Donations in memory may be made to Oromocto SPCA.Visitation will take place August 29 6-9 pm at the Oromocto Funeral home, Funeral service for both Ed and Edna will be Saturday August 30 11am at the Oromocto Funeral Home, with reception to follow at the Oromocto Legion (Restigouche road) Online guestbook may be signed by visiting: www.middletonfuneralhome.com