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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
November 2014


ABBOTT, Duke Charles George
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 18, 2014
(March 13, 1939 - November 14, 2014)
CPO2 (Ret'd) Abbott, Duke Charles George, CD2

Age 75, of Bedford, passed away peacefully in hospital, surrounded by family in the early morning of Friday 14 November. Born in Musgrave Harbour, Nfld, he was the second son of the late Roland Winfield and Ina Hazel (Stratton) Abbott. Duke is survived by his loving wife Sheila Marie; his children Mitchell, Halifax, Murray, Alberta, and Melanie (Darren) of Halifax; grandchildren Chelsea, Brittany and CJ; and 2 great grandchildren. Also surviving are step children Beth (Aaron) Grady, Calgary, Marc (Xiaoyu) Bailey, Fort McMurray; brother Roland (Bonnie), Nfld, nephew Thomas (Karen) USA, brother-in-law Larry (Kim) Puzach, USA, and mother-in-law, Mary Coombs, Halifax. He was predeceased by his first wife, Janet and his older brother Murray.

Duke served in the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Forces for 34 years. During his time of service, he served aboard several ships and in various postings ashore leading to his last employment as Manager of the Navy Wardroom, a demanding job at the top of his profession which he conducted in outstanding fashion. He served also as a flight Steward aboard the RCAF 412 VIP Squadron aircraft, a period of time he remembered fondly and often talked about since he felt privileged to be rubbing shoulders with royalty and senior military and government officials. In fact his services were personally requested by several notables including Princess Anne, Indira Ghandi and Gov General Michener. In retirement he continued to share his skills. He was a quiet, unassuming man who knew contentment when meeting the needs of others. He was a hospitality minister for St Benedict Parish which involved greeting worshipers and visitors to the church, and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Calais Branch, Lower Sackville, NS. In his leisure time, he enjoyed painting, music, dancing, winter visits to Florida, and cooking, particularly his incomparable chicken soup.

The family wish to express their heartfelt thanks to Dr. James Fitzgerald, the nurses of the VG hospital (5A-50), and all the caregivers who showed unlimited compassion and exceptional professionalism during a difficult time. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax. There will be no visitation. A funeral mass celebrating Duke's life will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 21 at St Benedict Parish, officiated by Father James Mallon. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Interment will take place in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Middle Sackville. Following the church and internment ceremonies all are invited to a reception at the Calais Legion located on Sackville Cross Road. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made by visiting the Halifax chapel at

MUISE, Jerome
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 15, 2014
(January 6, 1937 - November 13, 2014)

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Jerome Muise, age 77, Lower Sackville, announce his passing on November 13, 2014. Born in South Branch Newfoundland, Jerome was the son of the late Beatrice and Denis Muise. Jerome worked for 34 years with Parks Canada. Jerome was an avid fisherman and loved to fish with his friends on Stewart Mountain, but his heart was fishing for the ever elusive salmon in Newfoundland with his brothers and childhood friends. He also loved to play cards with his beloved wife Elizabeth (Betty) whom he shared 54 wonderful years.

Jerome is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Barkhouse) Muise, daughter Deanne (Robert) McNeil, son Tim (Marise) Muise, grandchildren, Ryan, Matthew, Taylor and Marylynn. Great grandsons Ritchie and Dallas along with many nieces and nephews. He is also predeceased by his brothers Jim, Wayne, and sister Ella. He also leaves to mourn with fond and precious memories, brothers Andrew (Ida) Muise of New Brunswick, Norman (Zita) Muise of South Branch, Kenneth (Lil) Muise of South Branch, Eddie (Pam) Muise of Alberta, Marcell (Julianna) Muise of South Branch, David (Debbie) Muise of Alberta, Junior Muise of Codroy Valley and Wayde (Linda) Muise of British Columbia; sisters, Patsy (Marshall) Devoe of Upper Ferry, Margaret Rose (Joe) McEvoy of St. John's, Augusta (Richard) Aucoin of South Branch and Marion Spence of Alberta. No visitation will take place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. John Vianney Church in Lower Sackville. Service to be held on Tuesday November 18th at 9:00am at St John Vianney Church in Lower Sackville. On-line condolences may be made to

SPARES, Spares, Dorothy Irene
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 3, 2014
SPARES (MOULTON), Dorothy Irene
, age 96, of Milford Station, passed away Friday October 31, 2014 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Lanse a Leau, NL, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary Elizabeth (Hodder) Moulton. Dorothy was a survivor of a Tsunami that caused a disaster in her Newfoundland hometown in in 1929. She was a resident of Milford Station since immigrating to Canada from Newfoundland over 75 years ago. She is survived by her children Mary (Edward) Cole, Lantz; Joan (Carl) Skinner, Milford; Earle (Mellody), Tiger Lily, AB, Sheila (Tony) Lane, Milford, Carl "Dewey" (Margaret), Shubenacadie; 15 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur, and being the last surviving member of her immediate family, she was predeceased by brothers, Jack, Captain Ernest, Capt. Robert, William and Archibald; sisters Bertha Usher, Margaret Lawrence, Elizabeth Burfitt and an infant sister, Laura. Her remains will rest in the Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Highway 2, Shubenacadie from 6-9pm Tuesday. The funeral will be held 2pm Wednesday at the funeral home, Lori Crocker DM officiating. (At the request of the family we ask that attendees refrain from wearing scents while at the funeral home) The burial will follow at the Brookside Cemetery, Mill Village. Memorial donations may be made to the Brookside Cemetery c/o 714 Monte Vista Road, Enfield, NS B2T1H9 . The family would like to thank Dorothy's family physician, Dr. Lorraine Pelley, as well the staff of the C.E.H.H.C. for their kindness and compassion. Condolences, words of comfort and memories of Dorothy may be shared with the family at



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