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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
June 2014


BARNES, Frederick William "Fred"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 13, 2014

Halifax, passed away on June 10, 2014. Born April 28, 1942, to Charles and Stella (Gordon) Barnes in St. John's, NL and raised in Kelligrews, Fred lost his own father when he was only a teenager and went to work to support his mother and youngest sister. In 1963, he fell in love with Betty Acreman of Mary's Harbour, Labrador, and they married in St. John's on May 17, 1966. Fred was the loving father of Charles (Lois Leveen), Jennifer (Shane McKenna), and Fred (Vanessa), and the adoring "Poppy B." to grandchildren Joshua and Kaelyn. Although Fred, Betty, and their children moved to Nova Scotia in 1981 and made many dear friends here, Fred always remained a proud Newfoundlander. Predeceased by his sister Lorna Butler and brothers-in-law Bob Butler and Bill Sears as well as his parents, Fred will be deeply missed by his wife, children, and grandchildren, his brother Gordon Barnes (Louise), sisters Joan Sears and Connie Winter (Jim), and many adoring cousins, nieces, and nephews throughout Canada and the world. Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. (477-5601), 149 Herring Cove Road, where visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, on Friday, June 13. Service of Remembrance will be held at Mulgrave Park United Baptist Church, 2 pm Monday, June 16. Interment will take place privately at St. Peter's Church Cemetery, Hackett's Cove. In lieu of flowers donations in memory may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada or World Vision or Mulgrave Park United Baptist Church.

BARNES, Jessie Florence (Noseworthy)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 9, 2014

Halifax, formerly of Prospect Bay, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2014, in Northwood Centre. Born in St. Jacques, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Beatrice (Mallay) Noseworthy. Jessie was a loving mother to many foster children through the years and, as well, earned her angel's wings for all the knitting she had done for new-borns in the Annapolis Valley Regional Hospital. She is survived by sons, Dwight (Denise), Prospect Bay; Jason (Angie), Torbrook; daughters, Janice, Banff, Alta.; Tracy Ackerson (Daniel), Bloomington; brothers, Edward Noseworthy (Lillian), Exeter Ont.; Lloyd Noseworthy (Vickie), Lower Sackville; grandchildren, Michael, Julie, Neil, Zachary, Dustin, Riley, Jessica and Jennifer; "special daughter" Jackie Irwin and several nieces and nephews. Jessie was predeceased by her husband, Neil.

Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. (477-5601) 149 Herring Cove Rd., where visitation will be held from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 10. Funeral service will take place from St. Timothy's Anglican Church, Hatchet Lake Wednesday, June 11 at 1 p.m., Rev. Lisa Vaughn officiating, reception to follow in church hall. Interment to take place in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville at a later date. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to Arthritis Society of Nova Scotia, Canadian Cancer Society or Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia. A special thanks and appreciation to the nursing staff of Clarmar Residential Care Facility and Northwood Care, Halifax, for their wonderful care and compassion given to Jessie during her stays.

BEST, Antony "Tony" Donald Age 65
(September 22, 1948 - June 14, 2014)
Brookside, NS
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 17, 2014

It is with great sadness we announce that on June 14th, 2014 Tony passed away peacefully at home with his partner Meredith by his side. Born in Buchans, NL he was the son of the late George and Eva (Smith) Best. He spent his early working career in the Financial Services Industry in NL and NS. In more recent years he drove a school bus in HRM for Stock Transportation. He very much enjoyed the relationships that he formed with both students and fellow drivers, especially those in the Brookside area. In his leisure Tony was an avid builder, and particularly enjoyed small wood projects and home renovations. He was also very fond of animals, especially his beloved German Shepherd, Che, and the many birds that visited his property. Tony was an avid fan of the Montreal Canadians, NY Yankees and the NY Giants.

Tony is survived by his loving partner of 33 years, Meredith Redfern; two step children, Sara (Matt Lundie) Redfern of Ottawa, and Michael Redfern of Halifax; his brother Clarence (Bonnie) Best; and nephews Paul and Anthony, all of Yellowknife. Cremation has taken place. A funeral service will be held at Atlantic Funeral Home at 6552 Bayers Road at 11:00am on June 19th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or the SPCA. The family would like to extend their thanks to Dr. Crooks and staff, the VON, and the Palliative Care Team for their kind support. Online condolences may be made by visiting: Halifax Chapel

COOK, Mary Cecilla
(September 21, 1926 - June 20, 2014)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 23, 2014
Mary Cecilla Cook
,-87, of Halifax, passed away at home on June 20, 2014. Born in Coachman's Cove, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of James and Elizabeth (Downey) Terry. In her early years she worked at RBC and Eatons. She enjoyed summers with family and friends at the lake in Ontario. She also was an avid card player and bowler. She was predeceased by her husband Gordon, as well as her brothers Patrick Joseph, Edward John and Micheal James, Terry; and her sister Alice (Terry) White, all of Newfoundland. She is survived by sisters Anorah (Terry) Orr of Halifax and Margaret (Terry) Schwhager of Trenton Ontario, as well as her many nieces and nephews. There will be a Mass at Saint John XXIII, 35 Colby Drive, Cole Harbour, officiated by Father Irek Bem on Thursday June 26, 2014 at 11:00 am. Burial to follow at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to a Hope Cottage. The family would like to thank the home care staff for their compassion and care they provided in her last days.

HILLYARD, Harry Clifford
(August 8, 1927 - June 23, 2014)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 25, 2014
Hillyard, Harry Clifford
-86, of Halifax/Dartmouth passed away June 23, 2014 at Melville Heights. Born in Freshwater, NL he was a son of the late William and Diadem (Daisy) Hillyard. Harry lived a full and active life. For over 30 years he worked as a certified general accountant with BDC. In his spare time he enjoyed HAM radio. After retirement Harry took up woodworking, he became very proficient in a short time and made some beautiful furniture. He loved his grandchildren very much and he was happy to be able to spend so much time with them.

He is survived by his son, Karl Hillyard (Sylvana Moro); daughter, Margaret Hillyard; sister-in-law, Doris Taylor; brother-in-law, George Normore; grandchildren, Laura and Evan Hillyard; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Evelyn; siblings, Elizabeth, Flora and George. There will be no visitation or service by request. A private family interment will take place at St. John's Columbarium at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. To view or place an online message of condolence please visit

LEGGE, Bradley Keith
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 26, 2014
Legge, Bradley Keith
, 52 of Enfield passed away June 24, 2014 at the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, NS Born in St. David's Newfoundland he was a son of the Late Susanna (Greene) and Roy Legge. He worked for Markland Associates Ltd and was a member of the IUPAT DC 39 . He liked to camp , fish and work on small woodworking projects . A loyal Montreal Canadian fan. He was a avid fan of his childrens sporting activies. He is survived by his wife Patricia "Pattie" MacPherson, daughters, Emily (13), Kelly (9). Sisters, Dorothy, Nancy, Margaret, Alice, Sharon, Rhoda, Brenda, Alma; brothers, Isaac, Hartley, Stanley, Clarence. Besides his parents he was predeceased by brothers Roy, Donnelly, Albert; and sister Muriel. Cremation has take place and a memorial service will be held Friday June 27, 2014 at 2 PM in the Cole Harbour Funeral Home, 1234 Cole Harbour Road, Cole Harbour. Reception following. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer society or Hospice Care, 89 Queen Street Truro, NS B2N 2B2. Online condolences may be made at

(January 19, 1916 - June 15, 2014)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 19, 2014
Ada Elizabeth (Nash) Organ
age 98, of Dartmouth. We are saddened to announce her peaceful passing on June 15, 2014 in Northwood Centre. She was born on January 19, 1916, Pass Island Newfoundland. She was a daughter to the late Thomas & Sarah Nash. She was the last surviving member of her family. Ada's door was always open for anyone to drop in for a meal. She was known for her hospitality and her homemade bread. She was always actively involved in politics, the Emmanuel Church, Ladies Guild. She enjoyed a good game of cards, travelling and the casino with her good friend Eva. Lovingly referred as "Nanny O" by her grandchildren. She was full of generosity, kindness and had a wonderful mischievous sense of humor. No one could ask for more and we are so grateful to have shared this time with her. We will miss her dearly but know that she will be watching over all of us and her memory will live on forever.

She is survived by her daughters, Sheila (Mike) Lawlor, Dartmouth, Joan (Fred) Prior, Calgary, son Gordon (Nancy) Dartmouth. Grandchildren, Kathy, David, Terry, Andrea, Jennifer and Jodi. Great-grandchildren, Ashley, Stephen, Timothy, Scott, Jennifer, Ceilidh, Sean, Samuel, Zachary and Charley. She was so looking forward to the birth of her first great great grandchild in August. She was predeceased by her husband Gordon (1963), her brothers Ned, Harry, Ronald, John, Burt and sister Mary, grandson Eric Organ. Visitation will be held at Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth on Friday June 20th from 7-9pm. A celebration of Ada's life will take place at Atlantic Funeral Home Saturday at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire memorial donations in Ada's memory can be made to Northwood Foundation 2615 Northwood Terrace, Halifax, N.S. B3K 3S5 or charity of choice. Thank you to the wonderful staff at 7 Manor and 3 Centre at Northwood for their kindness and care they have given to our mother. Online condolences may be made by visiting the Dartmouth Chapel at:

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 24, 2014

It is with great sadness the family of Phoebe Maria Strowbridge, 88, of Riverport, announces her passing on Sunday, June 22, 2014 in Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg with her 8 loving children by her side. Born in Little Bay West, Fortune Bay, NFLD, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Effie (Rose) Harding.

Phoebe's main focus in life was looking after her immediate and extended family. She took great pride in maintaining her large home in Riveport since moving from NFLD. Phoebe had a green thumb and relished working in her flower garden and maintaining her property. She was a great cook which was attested to by the large gathering of family vehicles that surrounded her home on most weekends and special occasions. She had one speed and that was "fast" whether working around the house or mowing the lawn. Phoebe was a perfectionist in everything especially in the great pride she had in her lawn which she mowed herself until the age of 85, (even though she had 9 children willing to mow her lawn), because they could not meet her high standards, she did it herself.

Phoebe had a sweet tooth. She enjoyed sugar in her tea and coffee, her Newfoundland Syrup and assorted candies and sweets. Her husband John always said "the only two things she was wasteful with was water and wood and that she should have worked for the Department of Highways for all the salt she used in cooking." Over the years Phoebe was very active in the community serving on the Riverview Rebecca Lodge, Riverport; A.C.W. Fishermen's Lodge in Little Bay West, NFLD and loyal member of St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, Middle LaHave.

She is survived by her children, Gordon (Daphne), Riverport; Sidney (Margo), Riverport; Audrey Slauenwhite, Head of Chezzetcook; Eric (Nancy Lee), Bridgewater; Ken (Sonia), Lunenburg; Carl (Tina), Upper LaHave; Rodney (Tania), Rose Bay; Anita (Jonathan) Romkey, Corkum's Island; daughter-in-law, Madelyn Strowbridge, Riverport; sister, Maude Mullins, Harbour Breton, NFLD; brother George (Dorothy) Harding, Ralph (Jessie) Harding, both of Dartmouth; Lloyd (Betty) Harding, Hermitage, Sandyville, NFLD; sister-in-law, Hazel Harding, Eastern Passage; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and her husband John's extended family. She was predeceased by husband, John; son, Capt. Frank Strowbridge, son-in-law, Capt. Wayne Slauenwhite, brother, Eric Harding, brother-in-law, Ralph Mullins, special uncle, John Rose.

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg where visitation will take place Wednesday from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. A service to celebrate Phoebe's life will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday from St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Linda MacDonald officiating. Interment to follow in Shepherd's Hill Cemetery, Riverport. Flowers from the immediate family only, memorial donations may be made in Phoebe's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Kidney Foundation of Nova Scotia, S.H.A.I.D. Tree Animal Shelter or charity of your choice.
Till roses lose their petals
Till the heather has lost its dew
Till the end of time, dear mother
We will remember you.



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