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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
October 2014


ANDERSON, Ronald "Ron"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 6, 2014
Ronald "Ron" Anderson
- 69, Bible Hill, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, October 4, 2014, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born October 2, 1945, in Burgeo, Newfoundland, he was a son of the late Alfred and Hazel (Anderson) Anderson. In earlier years, Ron was a fisherman and worked on draggers, Great Lakes boats and Canadian Steamship Liners. After that, he began a lengthy trucking career which he enjoyed until his retirement from Midland Trucking in December 2013. A true family man, he loved and cherished the times spent with his family and their well-being was his top priority.

Ron is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Sandra Elizabeth (Payne); children, Michael (Flora) Anderson, Bible Hill; Rhonda (William) Bridger, Brantford, Ontario; grandchildren, Jessica Snow, Kitchener, Ontario; Desaree and Michaela Anderson, Bible Hill; great grandchildren, Jakob and Aiden Snow, Kitchener, Ontario; sisters, Helen "Nellie" Ricketts, Bessie (Fred) Wells, Queenie (Wilson) Benoit, Eva Greene, Burgeo, Newfoundland; Margaret Anderson, Joan Anderson, Stephenville, Newfoundland; Patsy (Bob) Ingram, Victoria, British Columbia; brother, Sandy Anderson, Burgeo, Newfoundland; brother-in-law, Allister MacDonald, Stephenville, Newfoundland; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Dollie MacDonald; brothers, Gordon Anderson, Roy Anderson, William "Bill" (Lorraine) Anderson, Alfred Anderson; several nieces and nephews. Special thanks are extended to Dr. Stephen Ellis, Family Doctor, and all others who have helped in any way.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where a Celebration of Life will be held from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Prayers, led by The Reverend Gary Yetman, will begin at 6:15 pm, followed by a time for sharing of memories and stories with the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ron's memory to Palliative Care Unit of Colchester East Hants Health Centre are welcomed. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Ron's obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:

ANDERSON, Thomas William
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 31, 2014
(May 13, 1952 - October 29, 2014)
ANDERSON, Thomas William
age 62 years of Dartmouth died October 29, 2014 at Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Channel-Port aux Basque, Newfoundland he was a son of the late Basil and Elsie (Barnes) Anderson. He was a member of Seafarers International Union from where he retired. He is survived by his wife the former Rita Gillis, daughter Tanya Billard (Andy), grandsons Jonathon and Matthew, a sister Linda, brothers George, Rick, Wally and Terry. He was predeceased by a sister Maxine, brothers Harry, Brian and Hubert. Cremation has taken place. No service by request. Arrangements entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral home, Queen Street. Online condolences by visiting

ASH, Maurice "Moe"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 23, 2014
(June 8, 1931 - October 20, 2014)
CD, 83 of Porter's Lake, passed away peacefully at Parkland, 20 October 2014. Born in Portland, Bonavista Bay, NL, he was son of the late William and Ruth (Hancock) Ash. A career Canadian Naval Communicator he joined the RCN in 1949 retiring in 1976, serving the majority of his career on the east coast. He retired from a second career as a Purolator Courier in 1993. Moe was a Life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 161, Gaetz Brook, where he was a charter member. He was also a life member of the Atlantic Chief's and PO's Association. He served many years as an executive with the Naval Communicators Association, and on the reunion committee. A community minded individual, Moe was a founding member of the Lake Echo Fire Dept. and the 1st Lake Echo Scout Troop, where he was the first Scoutmaster. A long-time member of St Anne's Parish in Lake Echo, he served many terms on parish council, and was ready to volunteer for any task, which he would do with a smile. He also served terms as a trustee for Lakeview School, Porter's Lake.

Survived by children, David (Patty) Hampton, NB; Daniel (Janette) Kingston ON; Janice Thompson (Bob) Rusagonis, NB; Paul Montreal QC. Grandchildren Amy, Jesse, and Willie Ash; Olivia and Matthew Ash; Casey and Annie Thompson; and Kyla Sepp. "Uncle Ash" will be missed by his family in NS while "Uncle Maurice" will be missed by those in NL. Predeceased by his loving Barbie, wife of sixty years (April 2014), son Peter (July 1983), all his siblings Jim, Ruth, Dick, Gen, Don, Nell, Phoebe, Ed, Cal and Dolly. Resting at Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth, where visitation will be held from 2-4pm and 7-9pm on Thursday, Oct 23, 2014. The funeral service will take place on Friday Oct 24 at 11am in St. Anne Mission, 3293 Highway #7, Lake Echo, Reception and interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be made by visiting Dartmouth Chapel

AUCOIN, Sister Vera
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 13, 2014
Aucoin: Sister Vera
, 84, a Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish, died at Bethany, Motherhouse on October 11, 2014 in the 62nd year of her religious life. Born in South Branch, NL, she was one of nine children of the late William and Olive (Garnier) Aucoin.

Sister entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha on August 15, 1950, pronounced her first vows on August 15, 1952 and her perpetual profession of vows on August 15, 1955. After her profession of vows, Sister Vera served in several institutions operated by the Congregation, chiefly in laundry and housekeeping management. For twelve years she ministered in pastoral care of the sick. In Nova Scotia, Sister served at Bethany, St. Martha's Hospital, R. K. MacDonald Nursing Home, all in Antigonish and at St. Andrew's Convent, St. Andrew's. She served also in Ontario at St. Augustine's Seminary, Scarborough and Galilee Community, Arnprior, in Saskatchewan at St. Peter's Hospital, Melville & in Alberta at St. Michael's General Hospital in Lethbridge. In 1970 Sister completed training as a Personal Care Worker and in 1986 completed two years of CPE training in Pastoral Care of the Sick. Sister Vera was well known as an avid ambassador for her native Newfoundland. Blessed with a cheerful spirit, the hallmark of her life was good humor and joyful fun.

Sister Vera is survived by a sister, Eunice Fitzpatrick and brothers Alfred, Richard, Terance and William. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Beatrice Cooke and brothers Albert and Gerard. The remains will be resting at Bethany, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 1:15 p.m., where a Celebration of Vigil will be held on the same evening at 7:30. Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 2:00 p.m. in the Bethany Chapel.

CAMP, George
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 18, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George Camp, 75, on Monday Oct 13, 2014, with his family at his side after a brief illness. Born in Grand Bank, NFLD, George moved to North Sydney, NS at age 7. George left Cape Breton for Halifax, NS at age 19, where he met & married his wife, Mary. Together, they had five children, and lived in Dartmouth, NS. George started in the Oil & Gas Field where he excelled and soon transferred his family to Alberta in 1977 where they settled in St. Albert. George is survived by his family: Jeffrey, Stephen (Elaine), Stewart, Pamela (Dorn) Ray, and Brenda (Whitney) Nernberg; four grand-daughters: Samantha, Alicia, Reilly, and Nicola; four sisters: Effie, Lila (David), Sharon and Elaine (Wayne); three brothers: John (Anne), Larry (Dixie) and Lloyd (Mary); he will also be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary; parents, Ella and Clayton Camp; brother, Kenneth; and grandson, Nicholas. A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at Connelly-McKinley St. Albert Funeral Home, 9 Muir Drive, St. Albert. Memorial donations in George's name may be made to the ALS Society of Edmonton - North Region, #314 Circle Square, 11808 St. Albert Trail, Edmonton, Alberta,T5L 4G4

HOGAN, Marie Lucy
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 25, 2014
(December 5, 1936 - October 23, 2014)
It is with great sadness that we say good-bye to our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Marie. Marie Lucie Hogan, age 77 of Halifax passed away on October 23, 2014, at the QEII Hospital. Born in Cape St George, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of Emanual and Philomena Rouzes. Marie owned and worked at a grocery store and ran the post office for years. She taught French night school for seniors and worked with the Ladies Auxiliary (Our Lady of Fatima Church). She loved to travel. Predeceased by her parents and first husband, Hilary Kendall. Survived by her husband, Clifford Hogan; daughters, Anita (Kenny), Helena (Terry), Diane (Leslie), and Ruby Kendall; sons, Larry (Barbara), Guy (Barbara), and Lenny (Michelle) Kendall; sisters, Bernadette, Elenor, Bertina, Nola, Nellie, Genevieve, and Ann; brothers, Leslie, Emanual, and Bernie Rouzes; 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will take place in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, B3S 0E1 (902-455-0531) on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Always will be missed and never will be forgotten in our hearts.

MAYO, Cecil
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 20, 2014

Age 70. It is with great sadness that we announce the Passing of Cecil Mayo on October 16, 2014 at 10:42 p.m. surrounded by his family and close friends. Born in Marystown Newfoundland on February 11, 1944 he was a son of the late Joseph and Albertha (Bertha Gover) Mayo. Cecil is survived by his wife of 47 years, Constance "Connie" Mayo; daughters Tina (Bob Lejeune) Mayo, Tammy Mayo and Tricia (Rod) MacLennan; grandchildren Janita, Shandi, Robert, Liam and Kylie; Great grandchildren Serenity and Avianna; special niece Alberta Moulton; nephew Randy Martin; close cousins Henry Gover, James Gover and Walter Mayo; step brother Joe Crew and half brother Edgar Mayo all of Newfoundland; special friends Howard and Pauline Blackmore, Cyril and Betty Bayers. Cecil was predeceased by brothers George, James Mayo and his beloved sister Becky (Gus) Martin and nephew James Martin. The family would like to send a special thanks to the Palliative care unit 7A at the Victoria General Hospital as well as express their great appreciation to Dr. Morzycki and Dr. Hugh Matheson. Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax where a celebration of life will be held Wednesday October 22 at 1:00pm in the funeral home chapel. Burial at a later date. Donations in Cecil's name can be made the Palliative Care Unit 7A, Victoria General Hospital, Halifax.

MURPHY, Michael
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 11, 2014
(June 3, 1938 - October 7, 2014)
Michael J Murphy
, 76, passed away October 7 at the QEll. Born in Colliers, Conception Bay, NF, Mike worked for IOCC for 35 years in Labrador City before he retired to Sackville, NS. He was a pioneer cabin builder on the Ashuanipi River. His cabin door was always opened and there was a good chance you might find a drink waiting for you on the other side. He was a true Toronto Maple Leaf fan, and could educate you on any stat or game play but never actually admitted to watching a game. Mike was an avid reader, loved music, and loved to check Facebook every chance he got to get the news. Mike is survived by his wife, Dorothy and his children, Rachael Baker (Jeff), Gerard Murphy, Sean Murphy (Angelique), Kelly Dumaresque (Kirby) and Laurie Murphy (Erica). He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Caitlynn & Mason Baker, Samuel and Cameron Murphy, Andrew & Mackenzie Dumaresque and Oliver & Maya Murphy. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 12th at the JA Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax (902-455-0531) from 6-8 pm. Funeral service will be held on Monday, October 13th at 10 am also at JA Snow Funeral Home. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Society or NS Lung Association.

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 9, 2014
(March 18, 1937 - October 5, 2014)
Rowsell, Joyce C
. - 77 of Herring Cove, passed away October 5, 2014 at the QEII - VG Site. Born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Abraham and Marion (Tricket) Oxford. Her family meant everything to her. When her children grew up, she joined her husband and worked in the family business, Murphy and Warton Plumbing. Joyce loved her jigsaw puzzles, a good game of cards as well as her vacations in Florida. Joyce is survived by her daughter, Janet (Gordon) Heaney; grandchildren, Chad, Amanda (Keith Saulnier); great granddaughter, Peyton; sisters, Millie, Marion, Pearl; brother, Norv as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, George "Butch"; son, Allan as well as several brothers and her sister. Cremation has taken under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax. A graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Salvation Army. Online condolences may be made by visiting the Halifax Chapel at

SHEA, Edna
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 16, 2014
(May 21, 1926 - October 8, 2014)
Shea, Edna
-88, of Dartmouth, passed away on October 8, 2014 at the QE II Halifax Infirmary. Born in Belleoram, NL, she was a daughter of the late Captain Gabriel and Flora (McCouish) Fudge. Edna was raised in Belleoram and moved to Dartmouth where she lived with the love of her life Bert, whom she spent plenty of time touring around with. She volunteered with the Ladies Auxiliary at the Dartmouth General Hospital for many years. In her spare time she enjoyed knitting, keeping many of the kids on the hill warm during the winter with mitts and hats. She also loved to read and owned countless books. Her later years were spent at Mellville Gardens, where she enjoyed her golden retirement years. She will be greatly missed. She is survived by her sons, Bertram (Stephanie), Desmond (Janet); grandchildren, Anika, Erin and Bradley; great grandchildren, Paris, Ivan and Kayden; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Bert Joseph Shea; grandson, Christopher Shea; sister, Lillian; brothers, Murdock and Angus. Edna has donated her body to Dalhousie Medical Science. Visitation will be held on Saturday October 18, 2014 from 2-4pm in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland Street, Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. To view or place an online message of condolence please visit

SHORT, E. John
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 13, 2014
Date of Birth Saturday, October 6th, 1928
Date of Death Saturday, October 11th, 2014
Place of Death Truro, NS
Short, Edmund John
, passed away peacefully at 86 years of age on October 11, 2014 in Truro. John is survived by his beloved wife, Gloria and sons, John (Heather), Edmonton, AB, Bruce (Elizabeth), Quinte West, ON. His memory will always be cherished by his grandchildren, James and Hilary, (John) and Tessa, Molly and Katie, (Bruce). John was born in Fogo, Newfoundland to Magistrate N. Short, O.B.E. and wife, Gracie. John earned scholarships in school which led to successful graduation from the Pre-Med Program of Memorial University. He progressed to a career in Chartered Accountancy after completing his studies in same at McGill University. While comptroller of Harvey and Company of St. Johns, Nfld. he was chairman of the Board of the Janeway Children's Hospital for many years for which he was awarded the Queen's Jubilee Anniversary Medal in 1977 for outstanding service. In 1978 John moved to Truro as President of Wilson Equipment. He continued his life of service on the board of Colchester Regional Hospital and through his lifelong involvement in Rotary International which recognized him as a Paul Harris Fellow for his dedication and contribution to the mission of Rotary.

John was an avid salmon fly fisherman, tennis and bridge player. In earlier years he and Gloria enjoyed frequent travels both on this continent and across both oceans. He enjoyed entertaining family and friends at his beloved summer home at Shortts Lake. John will be deeply missed and always remembered with love by all of his family. John will always be loved by his devoted wife of 63 years, Gloria, who remained at his side throughout the months of his final illness. Many thanks to the staff of Cedarstone Enhanced Care for their compassionate care since May of this year. There is no visitation by request. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 16, 2014 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Colchester East Hants Health Centre Foundation or to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be made at:

WHITE, Thomas Garfield "Tom"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 29, 2014
(April 11, 1933 - October 23, 2014)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Thomas Garfield White, age 81, born in St Georges, NL and resided for many years in Dartmouth NS. Tom was retired from the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires, and was also an electrician by trade. He spent 9 years in the Canadian Army during the Korean Conflict. He is survived by and was cared for by his loving wife of 49 years Audrey (Cripps) and son Joey (Bobbi) and 4 grandchildren, Jack, Emma, Courtney and Brooklyn.He was an animal lover and enjoyed spending time with Missy and Smokey, his fur babies. Tom always enjoyed the simple things like a nice meal with family at the kitchen table. Often known for teasing his sister in law Linda and always having a gentle hug for all who dropped in for a visit. He also loved playing cards and doing crossword puzzles to help pass the time. He always with a sense of humor and a grin on his face. He will be greatly missed by all who had the privledge of knowing him. Visitation will be held on Tuesday October 28th from 3-5pm in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth where the funeral service will take place on Wednesday October 29 at 10am Burial Thursday October 30th at 11am in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, 767 Main Street, Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to local SPCA. The family wishes to thank the Northwood homecare workers and the staff of the Myra for the care they provided to Tom.



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