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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
December 2014


BENNETT, Arthur Alfred
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 12, 2014
(August 4, 1942 - December 10, 2014)
Bennett, Arthur Alfred - (Aug. 4, 1942 - Dec. 10, 2014)
72, Bayhead, Colchester Co., passed away in Willow Lodge Home for Special Care, Tatamagouche. Born in Come By Chance, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Arthur and Johanna (Simmons) Bennett. Arthur moved to Nova Scotia with his sister, Edna, at the age of 15 and worked at Forty Fathoms fish plant. He joined the army and served from 1961 until 1972 when he left due to an injury sustained while stationed in Germany. He spent the remainder of his work life at CFB Stadacona as a labourer. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Hilda and Lil; brothers, Reg, in infancy, Steve and Will. Surviving are his wife, Katherine (MacDonald); Children, Judy (Joey) and Richard, both of HRM; Bruce (Yayoi), Japan; Arthur (Kim), Lloydminster, B.C.; Keelie, Tatamagouche; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Edna, Mary and Marg. Cremation has taken place. As with Arthur's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service at this time. Memorial donations to Willow Lodge Home for Special Care, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or East Cumberland Lodge would be appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Coulter's Funeral Home (902-657-3288) 48 Riverside, Tatamagouche, B0K 1V0. Online condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting the funeral home website at:

BILLARD, Sidney Clayton
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 17, 2014

Halifax, passed away on December 12, 2014 in Parkland Nursing Home, after a long battle with dementia. Born in Burgeo, Newfoundland, he was a son of the late Thomas and Melida Billard. Clayton is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jackie (Brackett); daughters, Donna Fleming (Keith), Champion Alta.; Patricia Bond (Bruce), Chester; sons, Clayton (Crystal), Leduc Alta.; Robert (Rosa), Seabright; numerous siblings throughout Canada and United States; grandchildren; Sidney, Jesse, Thomas, Haley, Skyler, Johnathan, Madeline; great granddaughters, Ava Dawn. He was predeceased by eldest son Sidney. Cremation has taken place under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. In keeping with Clayton's wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Donations in memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia. We would like to thank all 2nd floor staff Parkland Estates for the loving care they had given Clayton. A very special thank you to Shelia (housekeeping) for being such a loving, caring person.

BLACKMORE, Mary Elizabeth
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax December 22, 2014
(August 26, 1942 - December 18, 2014)
BLACKMORE, Mary Elizabeth (Maloney)
passed away in Halifax on Thursday, December 18 , 2014, at the age of 72. Predeceased by her parents Gerald and Marie (Dower) Maloney, she leaves to mourn her devoted husband Ged, her daughters Sheila Barry and Diana (Barry) Mueller of Toronto, her grandchildren, Miriam, Sophie and Lydia, her brother Gerry Maloney, her dear cousin Mary Philpott and sister-in-law Joan Bennett, as well as other relatives and friends. Mary was born in Grand Falls and attended Notre Dame Academy and St. Michael's High School, later completing undergraduate and graduate studies at Memorial University with further studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Her first teaching duties were in New Haven, Connecticut and Halifax. In 1968, Mary became a member of the Faculty of English at Memorial University where she taught for 33 years. She loved teaching and those she taught. Throughout her career, students and colleagues valued her dedication and friendship. In 2003, she and Ged moved to Halifax. A little less than four years ago Mary was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, a condition she accepted with uncommon grace. In June of this year she entered St. Vincent's Nursing Home where she resided under the care of the dedicated staff until her passing. Mary was a loving mother, a constant and understanding friend, the very soul of kindness. May her sweet spirit and gentle soul rest in peace. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, December 22, at 2 p.m. in St. Patrick's Church, Brunswick Street, Halifax.

BUDGELL, Catherine Mildred
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 29, 2014
(1953 - 2014)
of Black Point died quietly at home on December 27, 2014 after a long struggle with cancer. Cathy was the younger daughter of the late Clarence and Elsie Budgell of Grand Falls - Windsor Newfoundland. She is survived by her partner of forty-two years Joseph Wolfe. Also surviving are her sister Georgina and brother-in-law Robert Hedges also of Grand Falls - Windsor Newfoundland. Cathy was a librarian at The Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth for over thirty years. Cremation has taken place and interment of ashes will take place at a later date in Newfoundland. If so desired, memorial donations to your local Lion`s Club or Red Cross would be appreciated.

CARTER, John Robert "Bobby"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 7, 2015
(1937 - 2014)
John Robert Carter (Bobby)
, 77 years old passed away December 30, surrounded by loved ones in Hacketts Cove. Bobby resided in South Brookfeild, Queens County, Nova Scotia. Bobby was born in Newfoundland in 1937. Surviving are his brothers, Albert, Winston, and Charlie; sisters, Ilene and Linda; his children, Debbie, Sheet Harbour; Shawn (Donna), Arlene; grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, all of Port Aux Basque NFLD. He was considered a step father to Mark and Donna Boutilier of Hacketts Cove, Darrell and Linda Colp of Lake Echo, Jeff and Brenda Colp of Wilmot, and Byron and Wendy Colp of Ontario. He is predeceased by his parents Rose and Leslie Carter; son in infancy; brothers, Leslie and Cecil; sister, Winnie.

Bobby Enjoyed playing crib and darts with anyone who would play. He loved to joke, laugh and carry on. Bobby spent the last 17 years of his life with his true love Edie Colp of South Brookfeild. Funeral service will be held at the United Baptist Church in Pleasant River 2 pm Saturday, January 10 with a reception to follow at the Pleasant River Community Hall. Carol Smith Officiating. Funeral services have been entrusted to the Ronald A. Walker Funeral Homes. The family wishes to acknowledge the support of Dr. Abriel and the VON service for all they have done. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Charity of Choice. Online condolences can be made to

CRANN, Brian Gregory
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 31, 2014
(February 15, 1958 - December 24, 2014)
Crann, Brian Gregory
-56, of Dartmouth, passed away on December 24, 2014 at home. Born in St. John's, NL he was a son of Arthur and the late Alma Crann. Brian was a loving brother, son and friend to many. He enjoyed partying and telling jokes, even though they may not have always been appreciated, but someone always found the humour. He was giving and would always offer assistance to those in need. He will be remembered and loved by many and will always be in our hearts. He is survived by his son, Joe (Niki), step son Yvon, step daughter, Laurie, brother, Harry; sisters, Diane (Bernie), Sheila (Robert) and Nancy; several grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Blair. A memorial service will be held 10am Friday January 2, 2015 in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland Street, Dartmouth. Interment to follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. A reception will follow burial at My Sons Place, Wyse Rd. Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. To view or place an online message of condolence please visit

DeFREITAS, Clara Marie "Claire"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 11, 2014
(November 26, 1938 - December 8, 2014)
DeFreitas, Clara Marie "Claire"
- age 76 of Bedford. With broken hearts, we are sad to announce that Claire passed away peacefully, yet unexpectedly on Monday December 8, 2014 at home. Born in Grand Bank Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Allan and Emma (Crews) Snook. Claire's family moved to Halifax when she was a young girl. She grew up in the North End of Halifax. She worked at Woods, Simpsons and CFB Stadacona Officer's Mess and later as a demonstrator in Eaton's and the Bay. She was married in 1962 and became an Air Force wife, and homemaker with her husband Lionel. They were stationed at many bases across Canada before settling back in Halifax. Claire enjoyed entertaining and cooking gourmet meals for guests. Known as a great hostess, she also had a great sense of adventure and loved to travel and shop for antiques. She brightened every room she entered, made every gathering into a celebration and brought out the best in people in every social setting that she attended. She was an Associate Member of CFB Halifax Officer's Mess and an ardent member of the R.A. Park Bridge Club, the Summer Cove Bridge Club and attended many CNAG meetings, reunions and events over the past 30 years.

Most of all, Claire treasured her grandchildren and enjoyed attending every one of their various activities whenever she could. She was our beauty, our shining star, and the wind in our sails. She will be dearly missed. Claire is survived by daughters, Terry (Andrew Reif), Edmonton, Patricia (Clarence Verstege), Bedford; grandchildren, Rebecca and Mitchell Reif, Matthew and Christiane Verstege; sisters, Daisy (Burns) Thompson, Lillian (John) Knox, Linda (Bob) Wetmore, June (Stephen) Jones; brothers, Allan (Anne) Snook, Ralph (Maureen) Snook; fiancé, Dave Turnbull; long-time companion, John Freeman and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband of 21 years Lionel "Lee"; son, Christopher Robin; grandson, Lee Derek.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 Friday, December 12 with a funeral service 1pm Saturday December 13 followed by a reception all in Atlantic Funeral Home 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. Burial in Fairview Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army. Online condolences may be sent by visiting (Dartmouth Chapel)

GALE, Leonard Francis "Lennie"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax. December 20, 2014
(November 11, 1943 - December 16, 2014)
GALE, Leonard Francis "Lennie"
- 71, of Westphal, passed away on December 16, 2014 in the Victoria General, QEII. Born in Searston, NL, he was a son of the late Francis and Mary (Doyle) Gale. Lennie worked as an electronics technician for over 50 years, known for his expertise with jukeboxes and pinball machines. He loved to tell stories and always had a joke to share. He cherished time spent with his family and friends.

Lennie is survived by his wife of almost 49 years, Marion (Felix); daughter Carol Anne (David Priddle); son, Philip( Cathy Mac Millan); grandchildren, Dylan and Hilary Gale, Lauren and Sydney Priddle. He is also survived by his siblings, Vernon (Loretta), Molly (Pat) Cashin, Juanita Gale, Monseigneur Edwin Gale, and many nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place. The memorial mass will take place on Tuesday January 6, 2014 at 1:30pm in Pope John XXIII Parish, 35 Colby Drive, Dartmouth, Monseigneur Edwin Gale officiating with a reception to follow. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of the VG unit 5A. Online condolences may be made by visiting Dartmouth Chapel.

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 4, 2014

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Shawn Patrick Gillespie, of Millbrook, on December 2nd 2014 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland on June 25th 1962, he was the son of the late Raymond and Martha (Gaul) Gillespie. Shawn spent many years working for The National Gypsum Company. He loved to spend time building anything and everything in his shed. Shawn was a very loving person and enjoyed the little things in life. He always wore a smile and had a genuine passion for helping others. Family was the most important thing in his life.

Shawn is survived by his spouse, Martha Brooks, sons Matthew and Michael, step-children Rose, Jacqueline and John, grandchildren Makalya, Victor, Martha Rose, Anthony and Maggie, siblings Frank (Ben) of Vancouver, Terry (Pam) of Lansdale, PA, Cathy (Jim) of Moncton, nephews, Joseph, Brendan, Colin and Sean and his niece Martha. Visitation will be held Friday, beginning at 2pm, at 30 Martin Crescent, Millbrook. A Funeral service will be held 11:30am Saturday at The Sacred Heart Church, Millbrook, Father Darius Miskowicz presiding. Cremation will follow. Memorial donations may be made to either the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Epilepsy Canada. Condolences, words of comfort and memories of Shawn may be shared with the family at

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 18, 2014
(October 25, 1920 - December 16, 2014)
HARRIS (Fleming), Rita Mary
- 94, Halifax, passed away on December 16, 2014 in Parkstone Enhanced Care surrounded by her loving family. Born in Burin, NL, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Catherine (Penney) Fleming. Rita is now reunited with her husband of 50 years, Clem. Rita was taken out of school at a very young age to help her mother at home. She came over to Halifax at the age of nineteen and her family soon followed. That is where she met Clem, who was also from Newfoundland, and after they married, she devoted her life to her family as a mother and homemaker. Before taking up residency in extended care, she was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Parish for 40 years.

Rita is survived by her daughters, Dianne (Oren) Sangster, Hammonds Plains, Cathy, Halifax; sons, Don (Heather), Brian (Nicole), both of Halifax; David (Bev), Gary (Anne), both of New Minas; daughter-in-law, Martine, Greenwood; brother, James (Millie), Halifax; 18 grandchildren: Stephen, Michael, Jeffrey, Shaun, Matthew, Michelle, Adam, Andrew, Laura, Lindsay, Christopher, Angela, Jonathan, Anthony, Jennifer, Scott, Sarah, Kyle; 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Aside from her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her son, Wayne, Greenwood; sister, Madeline; brothers, Gordon, Leo, Clem, Jack, Billy, Raymond, and Charles. A profound and heartfelt thank you to the staff of Parkstone Enhanced Care - in particular all the 'darlings' of Mount Lane (Jean, Maureen, Parvin, Donna, Jen, Pamela, Alyssa, Colleen, Sherry, Eda, Shauna, Lorraine, Heather, Lisa, Tracy, Christine, Diane, Karen, Wendy) - for the exceptional care, compassion and bountiful love you showed to our mother over these past 10 years. Also eternal gratitude to Donna Noddin for the unconditional support she gave to Mom and our family.

Visitation will be held from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday in Atlantic Funeral Home, Bayers Road, Halifax. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in St. Catherine of Siena Church, Bayers Road, Halifax. Father Francesco Pirisi officiating. Interment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. For online condolences, please visit:

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 2, 2014
(August 8, 1951 - December 1, 2014)
Bruce Josephson
Passed away on December 1st, 2014. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late JE and Vivian ( Puddester) Josephson. Survived by his partner, best friend, the love of his life and guardian angel, Paula Yeates. Also survived by his two amazing sons of whom he was so very proud, Colin (Calgary) and Keith (Ottawa), his wife Emilie and their beautiful twin daughters Claire and Charlotte who never failed to bring a big smile whenever he saw them. Also leaving to mourn his brother Glenn and wife Belinda (Bridgewater), Paula's parents Joe and Linda, Paula's children Kelsey, Taylor and Cooper, her sister Rhonda, husband Brian and daughters Lauren and Leslie. Special thanks to his incredible friends who saw him through thick and thin over the last several years, Mike and Annette Love and Dean Cheverie and Jyl Davis. Also thanks to Simon Jackson who went above and beyond to help organise his practice over the last few months. Special appreciation to the best administrative assistant in Capital Health and good friend, Michelle Bourgeau. There will be no church service, memorial service, wake or visitation. Donations may be made to Prostate Cancer research or the Heart and Stroke foundation of Nova Scotia.

LAWLOR, Patrick
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 30, 2014
Patrick Lawlor
, 67, of Dieppe, NB, passed away on Monday, December 29th, 2014, at the Moncton Hospital. Born in Belle Island, NL, he was the son of the late Thomas Patrick and the late Yvonne (née: Doucette) Lawlor. Prior to retirement, he had a 37 year career in the Royal Canadian Navy as a CPO 2, he was a member of the Dieppe Club d'Age d'Or and St. Bernard's parish. He is survived by his wife, Linda (née: Bourgeois); one son, Jason (Karyn) of Halifax, NS; three sisters: Linda (Rhéal) Bourque, Agnes Lawlor (Glen Pellerin) and Dorothy (Stewart) Jones, all of Moncton; two brothers: Richard (late Elaine) of Dartmouth, NS and Kevin (Paula) of Halifax, NS; one brother-in-law, Alphonse Johnson of Grande Digue; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters: Mary-Jane (late Doug Ryan) and Veronica. Visitation will be held from the Chartersville Funeral Home, 363 Amirault Street, Dieppe, NB, (857-1901) on Friday from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Saint-Bernard's Roman Catholic Church, Moncton, NB, on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at 11 am. Interment in Our-Lady-of-Calvary Cemetery, Dieppe, NB. Donations to the Friends of the Moncton Hospital "Oncology" would be appreciated by the family.

LOGAN, Ethel
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 2, 2015
(June 11, 1920 - December 30, 2014)
Logan, Ethel Dorothy
, 94 of Fairview passed away on December 30, 2014 at the Melville Lodge. Born in Point Aux Gaul, NL, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Bessie Hillier. Ethel came to Nova Scotia in her early twenties. She worked for the Chappell family for many years as well as doing catering work for Government House. She even helped cook a meal for the Queen`s Mother. Ethel was a kind, caring and giving person who always sent home baked goods to friends and neighbours all year around, but especially at Christmas. She volunteered with Meals on Wheels for 35 years and was the recipient of the Maritimer of the Week award. Ethel was an active member of Bethany United Church and especially enjoyed working with the C.G.I.T. group. For Many years, Ethel and her husband were avid square dancers. They were members of several dance clubs and many lifelong friends. Above all, Ethel treasured her family and adored her grandchildren. She was very happy to be able to enjoy one last Christmas dinner with her family.

Ethel was survived by her husband of 65 years, Wilfred R. Logan. Her daughters Cheryl (Bill) Champion and Sandra (Richard Gravel) Logan. Her three grandchildren; Emily Clarke, Alex and Mitchell Champion as well as several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sisters; Nita, Amelia and Florence and brothers Waldron and Eric. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the wonderful and caring staff at Melville Lodge for their kind and compassionate care. Visitation will take place on Monday January 5th, 2014 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Atlantic Funeral Home 6552 Bayers Rd. A memorial service for Ethel will be held on Tuesday January 6th, 2014 at 2pm at Bethany United Church 7171 Clinton Ave. with a private burial at Oakridge Cemetery after. For online condolences, please visit:

MacDONALD, Welbourne
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 19, 2014
(August 21, 1940 - December 18, 2014)
Welbourne MacDonald
, age 74, of Halifax passed away peacefully on December 18, 2014 at the New Halifax Infirmary QEII. Born in Isle aux Mortes, NL He was the son of Anastatia Walters (Knott) and Thomas MacDonald. A graduate of the Nova Scotia Institute of Technology, he spent most of his life as a cook, both at sea and in Halifax. Some of his favourite things to do were going for scenic drives and visiting Peggy's Cove and the Public Gardens. He will be remembered for his caring nature as well as his quick wit and laughter.

Welbourne is survived by his sister Lisa Walters (Shauna MacLeod); and brother Tom (Sueann) McDonald, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Thomas MacDonald. The funeral service will take place on Monday December 22, at 2pm in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth, Rev. James Haughn officiating. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. A reception will be held in the funeral home following burial. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Northwood Foundation. Welbourne's family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Northwood who cared for him for the last 8 years and made a huge difference in his life. Online condolences may be made by visiting Dartmouth Chapel

MARTIN, Violet Johannah
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 24, 2014
(February 15, 1939 - December 22, 2014)
MARTIN, Violet Johannah
- Age 75 of Kingston, NS passed away Monday, December 22, 2014 in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton after a lengthy battle with COPD. Born in St. John's, NL she was a daughter of the late John and Loretta (Dwyer) Yetman. Violet dearly loved her family and enjoyed spending time with each of them. In her spare time Violet enjoyed bingo, playing golf, going shopping and having coffee with her friends whom she valued highly. She is survived by her loving husband and best friend, William "Gene" whom she married in 1962; her daughter, April (Sid) Spurrell, Paradise, NL; her sons, Joseph (Cynthia) Martin, Tremont and Todd (Lorraine) Martin, Henderson, Nevada; her sisters, Mary Bishop, St. Mary's, NL; Myrtle (Kevin) Conway, Cupids, NL and Theresa (Cecil) Taylor, C.B.S., NL; her brothers, Robert "Bob" (Ella) Yetman, C.B.S., NL; Pat (Jean) Yetman, Kelowna, BC; Al Yetman, C.B.S., NL and Ed Yetman, Vancouver, BC; her grandchildren Rebeka, William, Reese and Riley and great grandsons Nikolas, Jacob and Bentley. In keeping with Violet's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service at this time. Donations in Violet's memory may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia. Arrangements have been entrusted to Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448. On-line guest book may be signed by visiting:

REID, Ronald "Ron"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 27, 2014
(January 21, 1941 - December 24, 2014)
Reid, Ronald "Ron"
- age 73 of Conrod Settlement passed away December 24, 2014 at the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Come-By-Chance Newfoundland. He was the son of John and Violet (March) Reid. Ron was a member of the Military Service "R.C.E" for 26 years. He is survived by his loving wife Gwyneth (Janes) of 48 years. His son; Ronald (Fariel) and daughter Wynette "Wink". Brother; Jack (Myra) of Deer Lake, NF. 3 Grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and in-laws. He will be greatly missed by dear friends Ronald and Donna. A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, December 30th at Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St, Dartmouth from 2 - 4 PM. A Memorial service will be held in Howley Newfoundland at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

ROCHE, Anne Catherine
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia
(January 14, 1918 - December 22, 2014)
ROCHE, Anne Catherine (Nee Martin)
of Fall River, passed away in her 97th year on December 22, 2014 at Ivany Place, Bedford. Born in La Scie, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of John and Mary Martin. Anne was predeceased by her husband, Albert John Roche, in 1984. Anne is survived by step-daughters, Rosemary, Kay, Ellen, Patricia; step-sons Albert, Michael, Father David; sister Eileen Cook, St, John's; special friends Paul and Louise Miller, Delores MacNeil and Jeanette Hilchie ; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband Albert, sisters, Loretta, Nell and Margaret;brothers Ronald and Sylvester. A memorial service will be held January 14th, 2015 at St. Rose of Lima Church, Fall River at 11am. Donations in Anne's memory may be made to Ivany Place. Special thanks to the staff at Northwood- Schooner Landing for their wonderful care. Online condolences may be made by visiting the website and selecting the Sackville Chapel.

SHUGARUE, William S.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 5, 2014
(August 28, 1953 - December 1, 2014)

It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of William (Bill) Shugarue on Monday, December 1, 2014. Bill will be remembered lovingly by family and friends alike for his generosity and kindness to all he knew. Born in Gander, Newfoundland, in 1953, to William and Edith (Collins) Shugarue. Bill was a beloved father, husband, and friend, especially to the gang on Laura Court and his lifelong friend, Nick Philpott. Bill was a devoted father spending hours with his son, Jason, at the hockey rink and his daughter, Victoria, in the riding ring. He was a most dedicated employee with Air Canada working 41 years in the industry and winning the coveted "Service Award", a national award of peer recognition for service excellence. He was also involved in "Dreams Take Flight"

Bill is survived by wife, Elaine (Layte); son, Jason Paul; daughter, Victoria Jane; sisters, Patsy (Melvin), Roseanne (Malcolm); sister-in-law, Jean; brothers, Doug (Jean), Brian, Darryl (Terrylee), Don (Charlene), Barry, Dean (Deanne); brothers-in-law, Roy (Barbara), Jerry (Anita), Harold; best friend for life, Nick Philpott; mother-in-law, Daisy Layte and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, father-in-law, Harold; nephew, Rodney. Bill's whole life was his family, friends, and his work. He was loved by all and was a man everybody could count on. Memorial service will be held at St. Thomas Anglican Church in Fall River on Friday, December 5, 2014, at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax. December 20, 2014
(January 24, 1935 - December 17, 2014)
Wareham, Edith
of Riverview passed away peacefully at Lakeview Manor on December 17th, 2014 at the age of 79. Born on January 24, 1935 in Spencer's Cove, Placentia Bay, NL, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Eleanor (Gilbert) Hollett. Edith is survived by her husband, of 58 years, Alton Wareham, daughter, Cathy (David) Pike, sons; Ken (Judy) Wareham, David (Penny) Wareham, sisters; Daphne (Cal) Squires, Ivy (Harold) Blackmore, Joan Hollett, Gwen Hollett and her brother-in-law Harold Wareham. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren; Jason (Christina), Vanessa (John), Lyndsay (Nick), Kristopher (Kelly), Jenna (Brad), Ryan, Sam and her four cherished great-grandchildren; Wyatt, Juliet, Chase and Brody. Aside from her parents, Edith is predeceased by her son Glenn and sister Verna Thaxton.

The family would like to acknowledge and thank the special friends who would spend time visiting Edith and the staff of the Lakeview manor in Riverview for their compassion and care for Edith. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held at St. John The Baptist Anglican Church, 28 Woolridge St. Riverview, NB on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm with the Rev. Brent Ham officiating. Following the service a reception will take place in the church hall. Interment will take place in Fair Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in Edith's memory may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements entrusted to Fair Haven Funeral Home, 1177 Salisbury Road, Moncton, (506) 852-3530. A book of condolences may be signed at



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