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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
February 2014


BLUNDON, Charles "Charlie"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 26, 2014
(February 28, 1936 - February 23, 2014)
Blundon, Charles Douglas "Charlie"
-Eastern Passage. Age 77. Charlie was the last surviving member of his family he passed away Sunday February 23, 2014 in Mount Hope. Born in St. John's he was a son of the late Hesakah and Elizabeth (West) Blundon. Charlie worked at Vickers Gulf Station and Halifax Shipyards. He was a member of the M.W.F. Union local no. 1. Charlie enjoyed walking, music and was extremely proud of his '48 Dodge pickup truck. Charlie is survived by his wife Margaret; son Tom (Joan), Carroll's Corner; daughter Sandra "Sandy", Dartmouth; grandchildren Douglas, Amanda, Perry, Michael, Jessica, Nicolle, Tommy Jr., Johnathan and Mackenzie; and great grandson, Jayden and many nieces and nephews He was predeceased by his sons Douglas; infant son John and 13 siblings. The family would like to thank the staff at Willow Hall, for their care and compassion. Visitation will be held from 2-4pm and 7-9pm, Thursday, February 27, with a funeral service 2pm Friday February 28, Rev. Patricia Malin officiating. Reception to follow all in Atlantic Funeral Home 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. Interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer's Society.

BURRIDGE, Stewart Augustus "Stew"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 1, 2014
BURRIDGE, Stewart Augustus "Stew"
- 66, Canso, died Tuesday, February 25, 2014, in QE 11 Health Sciences Centre - VG Site, Halifax. Born in Channel, Newfoundland on November 2, 1947, he was a son of the late Eli Augustus and Mary Rebecca (Anderson) Burridge. Stew was a fisherman and a member of the Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Canso. He was also a member of the Guysborough County Inshore Fisherman's Association. He is survived by his daughter, Rosetta Burridge, Whistler, BC; sister, Joyce (Leo) Savoury, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL; brothers, Lloyd (Helen), Port-aux-Basque, NL; Robert (Shirley), Sydney; Norm (Hilda), London, ON; several nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Stew was predeceased by his wife, Geneva Martha (Bond) Burridge; brothers, Phil, George and Russell; sisters-in-law, Mildred Burridge and Doris Burridge. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Monday in Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Canso, Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial at a later date. Donations in memory of Stewart may be made to the charity of one's choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at:

COMEAU, Emily Ellen
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 28, 2014
(October 8, 1926 - February 26, 2014)
COMEAU, Emily Ellen
- Age 87, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Rencontre East, NFL, she was a daughter of the late Archibald and Ellen (Foote) Mullins. She is survived by loving husband, Gerald, at home; son, Wayne (Bernice), St. Joseph; daughter, Anne Marie (Bobby) Boudreau, New Edinburgh. She was a loving grandmother to 3 grandchildren, Ryan, Natalie, Isaac. Emily was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by siblings, Leonard, George, Abner, Bertha, Dorothy, Marjorie, Earl, Priscilla, Gerald, John. Visitation will be Friday, February 28, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral will be Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Concession with Rev. Albeni d'Entremont officiating. Interment to follow in the parish cemetery. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to Notre Dame du Mont Carmel Cemetery Fund, Concession or charity of your Choice.

GRANDY, Claudius
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 7, 2014
(August 23, 1929 - February 5, 2014)
Age 84 years
, of Halifax, died at home February 5, 2014. Born in Garnish, Newfoundland, Claude was the eldest son of the late Thomas and Jessie Grandy, Halifax. He was predeceased by his sister, Renee (Leslie) Isaacs, Halifax. He is survived by his brother, Edwin (Ida) Grandy, Halifax, and many nephews and nieces. Claude was a long-time employee of Moirs Chocolates and a faithful member of the Salvation Army Church. Visitation will be held in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, (455-0531) on Friday, February 7, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be in Snow's Chapel on Saturday, February 8 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow service. Burial to take place at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. No flowers, by request. Donations in Claude's memory may be made to the Salvation Army Fairview Citadel.

KEEPING, May Sarah Elizabeth
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 15, 2014
(October 20, 1912 - February 11, 2014)
Age 101,
of Halifax, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Arborstone Continuing Care in Spryfield. Born in Saddle Island, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Frances Nash. May is survived by her sister Irene Bullen, Bedford; Daughters Barbara Goucher, St John, NB; Fran Keeping, Norfolk, CT; Sons, Harold of Sudbury, ONT; Les of Abbotsford, B.C.; Ralph of Middle LaHave, NS; as well as 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Harold, sister Mary, and brothers Jack, Stan, Dorcy "David", and Lewis "Lew". May lived a long, wonderful and productive life. Her family was her greatest joy. She will be greatly missed. Sincere thanks to the staff at Arborstone for their kind and thoughtful care of May. Visitation will be at Cruikshank's Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street, Halifax on Sunday Feb 16 from 2-4. Funeral service will be at Cruikshank's Chapel on Monday the 17th at 11 am.

LANDRY, Jane Theresa
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 11, 2014
LANDRY, Jane Theresa
- 63, Sampsonville, Richmond Co., passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2014, in the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in Millville, Codroy Valley, NF, she was a daughter of David Emmanuel and Rachel Dolorosa (Downey) Lomond. Surviving are her husband, Ernest Landry, Sampsonville; daughter, Sheri (Jordan) Wiens, Ont; sons, Ernest (Laura) and David (Dawn), all of AB; sisters, Maureen (Carl) Ryan, BC; Marie (Kevin) MacNeil, NF; Anne (Doug) Srigley, Ont; Joan Hitchmough, Ont; brothers, Joseph (Margaret) Lomond; Leonard (Audrey) Lomond, both of BC; Michael (Mandy) Lomond, Francis (Rita) Lomond, David (Roberta) Lomond, all of Ont; grandchildren, Benjamin, Ayreca, Cameron, Abigale, Tia, Lucus and Caven. She was predeceased by sister, Margaret Rose Lomond; brothers, Leo Lomond and Aloysius Lomond; grandsons, Joshua Robert and William Ernest. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. today (Monday) and from 12 - 1:45 p.m. Tuesday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, 26 Centennial St. St. Peter's with funeral mass following at 2 p.m. from St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, St. Peter's with Father Mariadoss Lourdusany officiating. Burial at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society Lodge That Gives, Halifax. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at

LANNON (Pritchett), Florrie Georgina
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 25, 2014
Age 97,
of Kingston, ON; passed away peacefully at Providence Manor Nursing Home on February 21, 2014, with family present. Born November 20, 1916, in Middle Brook, Gambo, NL, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Rachael Pritchett and was the last surviving member in a family of six children. Florrie was a loving wife, devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by son Sam (Dartmouth, NS); daughter Regina (Kingston, ON); son Phillip (Toronto, ON); daughter Paula (Inuvik, NWT). Florrie was the grandmother of Christopher, Andrew, Colleen, Justin, Thomas, and Patricia, and great grandmother of Moreen and Clare. She was predeceased by her husband Leo; brothers, Dr. Newton, Kitchener, Michael; sisters, Daphne and Madge; and daughter-in-law, Moreen (Martin). Florrie was blessed with a long life and lived with her family in many parts of Canada including Gander and St. John's, NL, Frobisher Bay, NWT, Brampton, ON, Norris Arm South, NL, Dartmouth, NS and Kingston, ON. The family extends a special thank you to the staff of Providence Manor for their care and compassion during her final years. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander,NL where visitation will be held 2-4pm and 7-9 pm on Friday, February 28, 2014. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11am at St. Joseph's Catholic Church followed by interment at All Saints Cemetery in Gander, NL. Donations in memory of Florrie may be made to Providence Manor Home or a charity of your choice.

MATTHEWS, Richard (Rob)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 13, 2014
(February 9, 1946 - February 10, 2014)
Age 68
, of Halifax, passed away suddenly at home on February 10, 2014. Born in St. John's, NL, on February 9, 1946 to Janet Tulk and Hayward Matthews, Richard, affectionately called Rob by those close to him, spent many happy years involved in a variety of sports venues in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. With sisters, Lyn and Fay, and younger brother Garry, Rob enjoyed a childhood filled with sports, adventures and summers sailing on boats with his Grandfather in Carmanville, NL. He attended Acadia University in the early 1960s and then began his career in journalism at the Western Star in Corner Brook, and The Evening Telegram and The Daily News in St. John's, NL. He came to Halifax in 1969 and began working with the Canadian Press. He then worked with the Mail Star / Chronicle Herald, where his favourite writing positions were Science and Technology Editor and philatelic columnist, until he retired in 2000. Rob had a passion for cooking and loved experimenting in the kitchen, creating very interesting dishes. He was often found frequenting a number of golf courses throughout Nova Scotia during the summers and for the past decade, Rob would take a week-long June golf vacation with his friends to PEI. Mary and Rob loved to travel to places near and far, especially to visit their grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 42 years, Mary (Dunn), daughter, Cecilia, and three grandchildren, Blake and twins, Seth and Brooklyn; as well as sisters, Lyn and Fay (Geoff), and brother, Garry (Sandra); sisters-in-law, Ann Kennedy and Cathy Kennedy, and brothers-in-law, Brian Dunn, Joe Dunn, Steve Kennedy and Terry Kennedy, along with many loved nieces and nephews.Visitation will take place on Friday, February 14, 2014 at Atlantic Funeral Home, Bayer's Road, from 2-4 and 6-8. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church (St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Parish) in Timberlea at 11 am with internment in Newfoundland at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Parish Capital Campaign of Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys Parish, Timberlea. Online condolences

PYE, Violet
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 26, 2014
(October 31, 1921 - February 19, 2014)

We regret to announce the passing of our beloved Wife and Mother Violet (Blagdon) Pye of Dartmouth, at Northwood Centre on February 19, 2014. Born in Rose Blanche, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Fredrick and Bertha (Cox) Blagdon. Violet is survived by her loving husband Clyde G. Pye, of Dartmouth. Daughters Shirley (Keith ) Arnold, son Ronnie (Bernice) Bigney, grandson Parker (Darlene) , Granddaughter Linda (Paul), Grandson Douglas, Granddaughters Stacey (Roy) Angelia (Rob) and Valerie, several great grandchildren and one special great-great gransdson Brayden. She is survived by three sisters Gladys Ashford, Eileen Keeping, Annie Bennet, and one brother Freddie Blagdon. Predeceased by her sisters Amelia, Myrtle and Flora, and brothers Leslie, George, Garland, and Freeman. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral by Violet's request. We would like to thank the staff of 6C, Northwood Centre for their kind and loving care given to Violet. Online condolences may be left by visiting the Dartmouth site of

VENEDAM, Agnes "Angie" Mary
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 10, 2014
(September 2, 1954 - February 5, 2014)
VENEDAM, Angie Hayes Age 59
, of Dartmouth, passed away on February 5th, 2014 in her home with her loving husband Ken. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland, Angie was the oldest of thirteen and daughter of Augustine and Mary Hayes. She loved camping, tending to her flower garden and creating jewelry and crafts. Survived by her husband Ken Venedam, children Adam and Venessa (Jeremy), granddaughter Ava as well as friends and relatives from Newfoundland to Alberta. Special thanks to the VON and palliative care nurses for their great work and constant kindness. A public funeral service will not be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home online condolences by visiting



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