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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
July 2014


ASKEW, John Victor
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 14, 2014
John Victor Askew
- 59, of New Minas, passed away peacefully at home with his wife by his side, Saturday, July 12, 2014. Born in St. John's, NL, he was the only child of the late Joseph John Henry Askew and Drucilla Evelyn (Pye) Askew and step-son of the late Charlie Holmes. John was educated at Bishop Field College, Prince of Wales College and Memorial University in St. John's. In the early 1970's, John successfully completed RCMP recruit training in Regina, SK. He served with the RCMP in the Halifax and Kentville/New Minas Detachments. During the latter years, John served in the GIS (General Investigation Section - Plain Clothes Unit). In 1983, John co-founded JR's Beverage Room and Steak House in New Minas and a year later, opened the Side Track Beverage Room in Berwick. He was also involved in many other businesses and Real Estate. John was a former member of the Rotary Club of New Minas Sunrise.

He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Jocelyn (Ward); two sons, who have always been his pride and joy, James (Nicole O'Brien) and Jeffrey, both of New Minas; sister-in-law, Bonita Ward (David MacAulay); nieces, Erin Veinotte and Alyson (Jeff Dutchak); nephew, Robbie Veinotte; cousins, Bernice Oldfield and Evelyn Zobatar; cousins in the Pye family; great nieces, Mackenzie and Kamryn Bennett, Amelia and Charlotte Dutchak. He also leaves behind his special camping buddies, as well as his faithful companions, Diesel and Hemi. A celebration of John's life, followed by a reception, will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Reverend Cathy Pharo officiating. A private family interment will take place at a later date, in the Berwick Cemetery. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to the charity of your choice. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the VON, the doctors, nurses and staff of the Valley Regional Hospital, members of the EMS, and caregivers Jean, Sandra, Jenna, Lois, Karen and Stella for your care and compassion. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.

CRAIG, Joan Mary
(July 4, 1926 - July 21, 2014)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 24, 2014
Joan Mary (West) Craig
age 88 of Dartmouth. Joan passed away suddenly and peacefully after a brief illness at Dartmouth General Hospital on July 21, 2014. Joan was born in Burin, Newfoundland on July 4, 1926, the daughter of Martin and Mary (Shea) West. Throughout her life she lived in several other Canadian communities, including Toronto, ON; Lunenburg, NS; Souris, PEI; Campbellton, N.B.; Summerside, PEI; and Dartmouth, NS. Joan graduated from Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown PEI in 1945. She then worked for 12 years as a teller at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Campbellton, N.B. before her marriage to David Craig. She was a member of St. Clements and then St. Vincent de Paul parishes in Dartmouth. Joan loved dancing and swimming, and continued to swim into her 70s.

Joan is survived by her husband David; son Brian (Kathy) Craig, Cole Harbour, NS; daughter Julia (Steven) Skipper, Wittenburg, NS; grandchildren Stuart, Paul, Joe, and Laura Craig, Cole Harbour, NS; Mark (Stephanie) Skipper, Halifax, NS, Sarah (Derek) Rose, Moncton, NB. She will be lovingly remembered for her wit, style and zest for life. A special thanks to doctors, nurses and staff of 3East at DGH for their compassionate care of Joan while she was there. No visitation at family's request. Funeral will be at St. Vincent De Paul Parish, Cole Harbour on Friday July 25, 2014 at 2 PM. Reception to follow in church hall. Family flowers only. Donations in memoriam can be made to Feed Nova Scotia or charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, Queen Street, online condolences by visiting

KAISER, Katherine Susanne
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 7, 2014
KAISER, Katherine Susanne
~ Age 59 of Port Bickerton, passed away on July 3, 2014. Born in Channel, Port-Aux-Basques, N.L., she was a daughter of Leonard and Ruth Mahar Sr., Sonora. Katherine worked at Bickerton Industries and Sonora Clam Plant. She loved the outdoors, plants, trees and flowers. Katherine is survived by her husband, Douglas; Sherri (Adrian) Kaiser-Mailman, Liscomb; son, Craig (Jackie), Port Bickerton; grandchildren, Tiana Burns, Natalya Mailman, Dane Kaiser; step-grandchildren, Chris Sceles, Kristie Lee, Kara Lynn Buttle; sister ChristineBingley, Paradise, N.L.; brothers, John,Kisbey , Saskatchewan, Lennie Jr. (Ruth), Brian (Jennifer), both of Sonora; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sister, Darlene; brother, Terri, In keeping with Katherine's wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service. A private family committal service will be held in Riverside Cemetery, Senora, Monday, July 7, 2014, with Rev Norman Pearce officiating. Donations may be made to St. Mary's Memorial Hospital, Sherbrookeor a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are under the dignified and compassionate care of the G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, St. Mary's Chapel, Sherbrooke. On-line condolences may be made at

KAISER, Margaret Mary
(May 26, 1924 - July 8, 2014)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 10, 2014
KAISER, Margaret Mary
age 90 years of Eastern Passage passed away peacefully on July 8, 2014 in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Ferryland, Newfoundland she was a daughter of the late James & Catherine (Barnable) Walsh. She was a registered nurse at Ocean View Manor for many years prior to retirement. She is survived by her children Wynona Packard (Steve) Saginaw, MI, Pam Kaiser, Porters Lake. Paula Vaughn (Mike), Charlotte N.C., Jim Kaiser (Denise), Cow Bay, Patty Sarty (Mike Clarke), Dartmouth. Grandchildren Maggie, Kurt, Kyle, Morgan, Thomas, Evan and Drake. She was predeceased by her husband Graydon. Special thanks to the Stubbert family for all their help and the staff of 3-West Dartmouth General Hospital, as well all our friends and family for their support. Flowers are welcome or in lieu donations may be made to the Red Cross. Visitation will be 7:00-9:00 Friday in Eastern Passage Community Funeral Home, 5 Cow Bay Road Eastern Passage. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday in St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Passage. Father Johni Mathew, officiating. An Irish Wake will be held following at Jim & Denise's Home) Burial will be at a later date in Hillside Cemetery, Port Bickerton. Online condolences by visiting

KERRIVAN, Maud Lorraine
(March 9, 1947 - July 29, 2014)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 31, 2014
Kerrivan, Maud Lorraine, (Green)
- 67, of Lower Sackville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 surrounded by love with her family by her side in the VG Site, QEII, Palliative Care Unit in Halifax, after a brief but courageous battle against lung cancer. Born in Greenspond, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Marshall & Eva (Giles) Green. Maud is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Thomas Kerrivan; their children, Donna Kerrivan (Robert Farr), Jason Kerrivan (Tammy) and Michael Kerrivan (Alana). Maud was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, Mother in Law, sister and aunt. She will forever be missed by her grandchildren: Courtney Kerrivan, Morgan Surette, Anna Kerrivan, Taylor Surette, Benjamin Kerrivan, Wyatt Kerrivan, Jacob Bardos and Ian Bardos. Maud is also survived by her Brother, Bob Green (Elizabeth), Trepassy, NL and her sister Patricia Maxwell (Bob), St. Johns, N.L. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. The funeral service will be held on Friday August 1st at 1pm in the funeral home chapel with a reception to follow. Private interment to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Maud's memory to the Lung Cancer Canada. Online condolences may be made by visiting Sackville Chapel.
'Our lives will never be the same Maud, now that you are not here. We will keep your memory close, so that we may always feel you near. Your strong love of family, we will carry our whole lives through. For we have been truly blessed to have spent this time with you.'

MARTIN, Anderson Gadon
(1940 - 2014)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 21, 2014

It is with sadness that the family of the late Anderson Gadon Martin, 74, of Oakhill Rd., Oakhill/ Bridgewater announces his passing on Friday, July 18, 2014, at Home. Born in Harbour Grace, Conception Bay, NL, he was the son of the late Ronald and Catherine (Peddle) Martin and grow up in a large family of 8 siblings. Anderson started his sea going career on Cargo ships and with the Department of Transport and then at the age of 22 met his wife Sarah and moved to reside bringing up his family in Lunenburg. Over the years, he fished out of Lunenburg and prior to his retirement worked 16 years out of Liverpool fishing on the Bickerton Pride. When he was not fishing he was most happy spending time at home with his family and he loved being with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Although Oakhill was his home he never forgot his Newfoundland roots and spent many trips going back to visit family and friends in Newfoundland.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah, daughters, Denise Russell (Hughie Hirtle), Bridgewater, Diane (Ray) Harnum, Carbonear, NL;, Tina Martin, Wileville, son, Greg (Louise), Martin, Conquerall Mills; grandchildren, Tee-Jay, Chantell, Crystal, Mitchell, Andrew, Chantaigne, Cecilia, Ronnie, Dylan, Codey, Brandon, Dakota; great grandchildren, Brice, Keith, Logan, Claire, Matthew, Jayme, Anthony, Linda and Miguel; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Dean Kenneth Martin, son-inlaw, Kevin McCarthy, and grandchild, Jillian. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. 3, Lunenburg, where a memorial service to celebrate Anderson's life will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Archdeacon Michael Mitchell, officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to SHAID Tree Animal Shelter, the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice.

REDMOND, Bridget
(June 27, 1934 - July 24, 2014)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 26, 2014
REDMOND, Bridget
- age 80 of Nictaux, Annapolis County passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Bay de Verde, NL, she was a daughter of the late James and Maude (Doyle) Riggs. Bridget retired after 20 years as an Assistant Administrator with Adult Residential Center, Bridgetown. Prior to she was a Certified Nursing Assistant at Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton; Prince County Hospital, PEI as a X-ray Technician and spent 2 years with the Military Police in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Bridget loved curling, dogs, enjoyed quilting, and loved to relax watching her favourite cooking shows. She is survived by her son James Murray (Brenda), Bloomington, Annapolis County; her sister, Gertrude Broaders, Bay de Verde, NL; her brothers, Thomas Riggs, Wabush, NL; Gerald (Patsy) Riggs, Bay de Verde, NL; Andrew (Mary Lou) Riggs, Red Head Cove, NL and numerous nieces and nephews. By request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Royal Canadian Legion, Kingston Branch No. 98 with Rev. Deacon Don Boudreau officiating. Interment will be in St. Monica's Cemetery, Middleton. By request, family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448. On-line guestbook may be signed by visiting:

SNOW, Marguerite
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 4, 2014
Passed peacefully away on Wednesday July 2, 2014 at Ryan Hall Bridgewater,
Marguerite Mary Snow R.N
. aged 86. Born in South River Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Elizabeth Neville. She graduated from the General Hospital School of Nursing in 1950 and spent the next 35 years practicing her profession in Ontario and her home province of Newfoundland. During her career she touched the lives of many people with her courage, generosity and good sense of humor. She was a community volunteer with St Vincent de Paul Society. She loved a good game of cards. Her family was most important to her and she demonstrated this daily with her love and devotion along with teaching of life skills.

She is survived by her son Paul (Sharon); Pleasantville, daughter Dr Sharon Snow (John); Tampa, sisters, Irene Neville (Sister of Mercy) St John's, Agnes Gleiforst (Louis) Colorado; grandchildren Marcia Snow Stoner (Greg), Andrew and Adrian, one great grandchild Logan Luke Stoner, a special life long friend Rose Power plus a large circle of relatives and friends. Predeceased by her husbands William Snow and Raymond Power, brothers Francis and Patrick Neville and sister, Mary Neville. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Ryan Hall for the love and care they provided to Marguerite for the last year and a half. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy #3, Lunenburg. A memorial service will take place in Newfoundland at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers through the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home to the charity of your choice.



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