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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
April 2015


BARTLETT, Florence
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 7, 2015

It is with sadness the family of Florence Bartlett, 95, of Lunenburg, announces her passing on Saturday April 04, 2015 in Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care, Lunenburg. Born in Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late John Thomas and Martha (Tibbo) Hardiman. Florence was a faithful member of St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg. In her younger years, Florence enjoyed going to card parties and dinners with her husband Raymond and was known to do the occasional knitting. Up until recently, she took daily walks to town and enjoyed taking care of her own home.

She is survived by her daughter Judith (Gary) Pinhey; Lunenburg, brother Raymond (Madelyn) Hardiman; Sheet Harbour and niece Alice (Charles) McGinnis of Martin's River. Besides her parents, Florence is predeceased by her husband Raymond, sisters Anne, Gertie, Theresa, Hilda, Rowena as well as brothers James, Reginald, Charles, Cecil and Wilson.

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg. In keeping with Florence's wishes a graveside committal service will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care would be appreciated by the family.

CRANT, Bergedda Sarah
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 22, 2015

Age 52 of Bridgewater passed away on Monday April 21, 2015 in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Harbour Breton Newfoundland, she was a daughter of Earl and the late Grace (Reid) Jensen. Bergedda is survived by her husband Gerald; Sons Foster (Jenna) Crant, Wembley Alberta; Charles (Caitlyn Durkee) Jensen, Calgary Alberta; sisters Bella (Harvey) Jackman, Conception Bay South Newfoundland; Effie (Darin) Bickford, Mount Pearl Newfoundland; Gail (Darren) Chapman, Brantford Ontario; Charles (Joann Keane) Jensen, Calgary Alberta; Elmer (Greta) Jensen; Harbour Breton, Newfoundland; Guy (Margaret) Jensen Port Blandford Newfoundland; Jim Jensen, Harbour Breton, Newfoundland; Robert (Sherry) Jensen, Harbour Breton, Newfoundland; grandchildren Taylor and Bridget Crant and Tony and Hallie Jensen along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater. Funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M., Thursday April 23 in Sweeny's Funeral Chapel, Bridgewater, Rev. Alvin Westgate officiating. A private family interment will take place at a later date. No flowers by request, memorial donations may be made to the Mental Health Services at the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. On-line condolences may be made by visiting or by messaging

DAWE, Bernice Mary R.N. (nee Collins)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 21, 2015

Age 68 of Dartmouth and recently of Orleans, ON, passed away Thursday April 16th, 2015, at the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, NS. Born in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Eleanor Collins. Bernice retired as an R.N. with the IWK after a 27 year career, working with children and their families fighting cancer. She was an active member of the NS Chapter of the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology. Bernice was an avid gardener, reader and music lover. She enjoyed travel, bridge and all things Irish.

Bernice is survived by her husband of 45 years, Donald Dawe; sons, Ian, B.C., Neal (Emilie), Ottawa, ON; mother-in-law, Rita; sisters, Catherine (Dennis) King, Paulette (Bill) Pilgrim, Deidre (Wade) Hynes; sisters-in-law, Beverley (Russell) Simmons, Margaret Dawe, Lorraine Dawe; brothers, Aiden (Paulette), Paul (Debbie); brother-in-law, Ivan (Patricia); the joy of her life, her grandchildren, Simone, Weston and Nora; as well as a large circle of friends and extended family. Besides her parents, Bernice was predeceased by her brother, Gerard; niece, Ellen Pilgrim; brothers-in-law, Byron and Merrick.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 21st at Atlantic Funeral Homes. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2:00 p.m. at Saint John XXIII formerly Pope John XXIII in Colby Village, with Father Owen Connelly officiating. Interment will follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. The family would like to thank the medical and nursing staff of the Cancer Centre at the Ottawa Hospital, Carefor Nurses in Ottawa, VON in Halifax, the medical and nursing staff of the Palliative Care Unit at the Victoria General Hospital and Dr. V. Gregus as well as friends and neighbors in Halifax and Orleans. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Bernice's memory may be made through the IWK Foundation for the Hematology/Oncology Family Fund or to Camp Brigadoon    On-line condolences may be sent by visiting:

FORREST (Fiander), Julia Maude 70
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 28, 2015

of Head of St. Margaret's Bay, Passed away peacefully with family by her side at home, after a short, courageous battle with cancer on Sunday April 26, 2015 at home. Lovingly remembered as Maude, she was born in English Harbour West Newfoundland and a daughter of the late John and Eva (Drakes) Fiander. Survived by her husband Dean; son, Jim, Halifax; daughter, Susan (Harvey Hayden), Halifax; Nancy (Valentine) Luedee, Head St. Margaret's Bay; Brothers, John (Beatrice) Fiander; sisters, Lucy (Cecil) Matthews; Amy (John) Bullen; Sadie Fiander, all of NFLD; granddaughters, Jessica and Holly; grandsons, Evan and Adam. Maude was predeceased by brother, Albert and Norman. A celebration of Maude's life will be held 2 p.m. Thursday April 30th in the Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, 13549 Peggy's Cove Road, Upper Tantallon. In lieu of f flowers donations can be made to White Hills Long term Recreational Fund cheques made payable to Whitehills Recreation Department Fund "In Memory of Maude". The family would like to thank management and staff of Whitehills LTC, as well as numerous friends and family for their love and support during Maude's brief illness. Online condolences can be made to

HAYES, Marie Elizabeth
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 30, 2015
Marie Elizabeth Hayes
- 64, Truro. It is with great sadness that the family of Marie Elizabeth Hayes announce that she passed away peacefully on Monday, April 27, 2015, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born May 5, 1950, in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Dennis and Elizabeth (Nugent) Dobbin. Marie lived life to the fullest and loved to travel, garden and being surrounded by her family and friends.

Left to mourn is her best friend and loving husband, Roger Hayes; children, Tamara (Gerald) Brown, Edmonton, Alberta; Daniel (Shelley) Jones, Scotsburn, Pictou County; Isabelle Hayes (Stephane Coté), Montreal, Quebec; Jean-Michele Hayes (Caroline Beaudoin), Montreal, Quebec; brothers: Gerry (Carol Anna) Dobbin, Reidville, Newfoundland; Winston (Marguerite) Dobbin, Blackstock, Ontario; Bill (Judy) Dobbin, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Olivia, Abbey, Madeline, Bridgette and Benjamin. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her previous husband, Cornelius J. Jones (1991); brother, James Dobbin (1999). Special thanks are extended to Dr. Khaled Shen, VON nurses and Palliative Care Team of Colchester East Hants for their excellent care.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service will be held 1 p.m., Friday, May 1, 2015, Pastor Steve MacLean officiating. Reception will follow. Private interment in Bible Hill Cemetery. If so desired, donations in Marie's memory to Colchester East Hants Hospice Society are welcomed. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Marie's obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:

LeDREW, Hugh Jardine
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 4, 2015
(March 15, 1941 - April 28, 2015)

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Hugh Jardine LeDrew announce his sudden passing on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at the age of 74 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, his wife Edwina, his stepdaughter Wendy (Paul), Sydney and grandchildren Megan, Stephen and Jordan, brothers Peter (Dale), Tim (Maria), brother-in-law Ralph Rumbolt and a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and his best friend, Buddy, who was at his side all the time. He was predeceased by his parents, Ted and Berenice (Jardine) LeDrew, brothers Ted, Fred, Larry in infancy and sister Margaret 'Peggy' Rumbolt. He will be cremated at his request at T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel, Sydney, NS. At a later date, there will be a service and a reception to honour Hugh's life, in Corner Brook, NL. We, his family, are so grateful to Drs. Campbell, Brake and Miller; the doctors and nurses at the Emergency Dept. and the 4th Floor staff of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, NS for the good treatment of Hugh LeDrew while under their care. Also, we want to thank the care given to him at the Cape Breton Heart Lung Wellness Center. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the SPCA or to a charity of one's choice. To sign the family guest book you may visit our website or Fillatre Funeral Home, Corner Brook, NL.

LOHNES, Virginia McCarthy
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 18, 2015
(January 10, 1968 - April 14, 2015)

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our dear daughter, sister, mother and friend. Virginia was born in Port aux Port, NL on January 10, 1968. She was the daughter of Theresa McCarthy (Harview) and the late Thomas McCarthy. Virginia was the most loving and very proud mother to her son Josh and daughter Megan. She was the most thoughtful, caring sister to her 10 siblings and brothers and sisters-in-law, the sweetest aunt to all of the nieces and nephews and a wonderful friend to all that knew her. Virginia was a lover of the great outdoors, always up for an adventure. Virginia was always most comfortable at family gatherings where she was often the source of laughter, usually making fun of her brothers and sisters. But Virginia's most precious time was spent with her children. The celebration of Virginia's life will take place on Tuesday April 21 @ 1 pm at Atlantic Funeral Home 771 Main St. Dartmouth. Virginia had a love for animals, in lieu of flowers please make a donation of your time or money to the SPCA

MARTIN, James "Jim" Donald
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 10, 2015

It is with heavy hearts, the family of the late James "Jim" Donald Martin, age 57, announce his passing on April 9, 2015 at his residence in Lower Sackville, NS. With his devoted wife and caregiver Karen by his side, Jim made his final journey in life. He was a courageous cancer fighter and he made his family and friends very proud through his determination to live life to the fullest, despite his limitations. Jim leaves to mourn, his loving wife Karen (nee Goosney), sons Donnie (Cindy), Michael (Tasha), his two grandchildren, Angel and Nicholi and his furry grandpuppy "Mia." Jim's love of electronics and business brought him to Nova Scotia in 1976, where he owned and operated Munroe's T.V. for the last 25 years. Back home (Woody Point, NL) he leaves to mourn his Parents, James (Sr.) and Dorothy Martin, Mother-in-law Pansy Goosney (Norman - deceased). Also leaving to mourn are his siblings, Genevieve Belben, Pauline (Roger) Burden, David (Racquel) Martin, Chris (Laura) Martin and Paul (Amanda) Martin, his Brother-in-Law Brian (Myra) Goosney, Sister-in-Law Beth Goosney (James - deceased). Many Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins will also mourn his parting. Visitation will be held at Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Saturday, April 11, 2-4pm and 6-8pm. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 12, 2pm at St. John the Evangelist Church, Middle Sackville, NS; Rev. Norma Mitchell officiating. Cremation has taken place. Donations can be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada or St. John the Evangelist Memorial Fund. The family would like to thank everyone for their support over the last 21 months, especially the doctors and nurses who helped care for Jim. To many, Jim would say, "Leave it with me, I'll take care of it." On-line condolences may be sent to Sackville Chapel.

MARTIN, Violet Turner
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 2, 2015
Age 92 of Windsor, NS formerly of Wilmot, NS
passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in Dykeland Lodge, Windsor. Born in St. John's, NL, she was a daughter of the late Theophlis and Tryphena (Chaulk) Wells. Violet was a graduate of the Children's Hospital School of Nursing, Halifax. She was a former member of the IODE and enjoyed fishing, camping, bowling and golfing. Violet is survived by her daughters, Susan (Wayne) Ball, Middleton, NS; Turner Wells and Carol Smith, both of Windsor, NS and Marthalee (Ned) Mandaric, Oliver, BC; son, Michael (Judy) Martin, Norway; eight grandchildren and 16 Great Grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Leonard Martin; daughter, Lorraine Stewart; son, Ronald Martin, sisters, Nell Evans; Mary Mews, Dorothy Norman and brother, Robert Wells. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 2:00PM Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Dykeland Lodge, 124 Cottage Street, Windsor, NS with Chaplain Deborah Mosher officiating. Interment will be in Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Middleton. Donations in memory of Violet may be made to Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Middleton or Dykeland Lodge Recreation Department, Windsor. Arrangements have been entrusted to Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main Street (902) 825-3448. Online guest book may be signed by visiting:

OXNER, Jean A.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 4, 2015
Jean A. Oxner
, age 89, of Mahone Bay, passed away April 30, 2015 at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, NS. Born in St. John's, NFLD, she was a daughter of the late John and Hazel Edgar. She moved to Halifax with her husband Karl, where she worked at Sears for many years. Upon retirement they moved to Mahone Bay to live with their daughter, son-on-law, and grandchildren where they enjoyed the beautiful view of the three churches. She enjoyed reading books, doing crossword puzzles and watching TV game shows. She especially loved going to bingo with her daughter and best friend, Gladys. She deeply cherished time spent with her friends and family. During her illness she was very strong, never complaining and was always thankful and gracious for someone's care and help.

Jean is survived by son-in-law, Bruce V. Baker, Oakland; sister, Joyce Edgar, Ontario; brothers, John Edgar, Ontario and James Edgar, Newfoundland. She is also survived and will be greatly missed by her grandsons, Bruce G. Baker and his wife Elizabeth, Martin's Point; Neil Oxner and his wife Sonia, Canmore, AB.; Christopher Oxner, USA; and her granddaughter, Denise Baker and her fiance Timmy Tanner, Back Centre; great-grandchildren, Rachel and Nathan Baker; Karla and Piper Oxner; Kelsi-Rose and Ivy-Marie Tanner. She was predeceased by her husband, Karl Donald Oxner; daughter, Gladys Joyce Baker; son, Karl John Oxner; sister, Nancy Edgar; and brother, Donald Edgar.

No visiting by request. A private graveside service will be held at Park Cemetery, Mahone Bay. Memorial donations may be made to South Shore Regional Hospital Palliative Care, Canadian Diabetes Association or The Children's Wish Foundation - Nova Scotia Chapter. A huge thank you is extended to Jean's friends at Cherry Lane Lodge Senior Complex in Mahone Bay and her home care workers, for caring and always looking out for her. Also, to Dr. Robertson, local paramedics, and the nurses and staff on the fourth floor of South Shore Regional Hospital for their warmth, kindness and compassionate care. Thank you to family and friends for their support during Jean's illness and a special thank you to Jean's niece, Jane Edgar and her husband Bill Hughes, for always keeping us in their thoughts and for all the little things that meant so much. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Mahone Funeral Home, P.O. Box 200, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0 Tel. 902-624-8241. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting:

RICE, Herbert Seymour
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 4, 2015

Age 87, of Halifax, passed away peacefully at home on April 2, 2015. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland on January 29, 1928, he was a son of the late Louis and Sarah (Frampton) Rice. Herbert was a true outdoorsman who loved camping and using his chainsaw. He retired as a Rigger from Dartmouth Marine Slips after 20 years of service on Januray 2, 2003. Above all else, Herbert enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Herbert is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Lillian (Lethbridge) Rice; daughters Gladys Rice and Zena Rice (Clarence); sons Albert Rice (Darlene), Seymour Rice and Arthur Rice; sister Janie Wier, Bay Bulls, Newfoundland; 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He will also be remembered by special friends Joy and Andre Ledrew as well as Max and Gail Maher. Herbert was predeceased by his parents; one brother and six sisters. Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., Halifax. There will be no service or visitation by request. Donations in Herbert's name can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society.

TANNER, Geraldine
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 8, 2015
(November 20, 1947 - April 5, 2015)

Passed away peacefully on April 5, 2015 at Dartmouth General Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born November 20, 1947 in Rencontre East, NL, she was the daughter of the late Clyde Caines and Theresa James and wife of the late George Tanner. Geri worked as a commissionaire at the Halifax Regional Police Department and considered them a very important part of her life. She leaves to mourn, her siblings, Thomas Caines (Barbara), Rencontre East, NL, Leslie Caines (Donna) London, ON, Gordon Caines (Peggy) Rencontre East, NL, Ada Caines, Dartmouth, NS, Debbie Kendell (Sidney) Morrisville, NL, George Caines (Kristi), California, Julia Mullins (John), London, ON, Della Mullins (Paul), Angus, ON, as well as several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 12-1pm, followed by a celebration of Geri's life at 1pm, all from A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland Street, Dartmouth.

THOMSON, Dorothy Mary
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 20, 2015
Born: July 11, 1930
Died: April 16, 2015
Thomson (nee Wright), Dorothy Mary Alexandra
- born July 11th, 1930, in Glasgow, Scotland, passed away peacefully, April 16th, 2015, in Pugwash, Nova Scotia. Dorothy immigrated to Canada in 1954 with her beloved husband, the late, James George Thomson. Loving mother to Dorothy Anne Thomson (Arthur Brown), Carolyn Patricia Thomson (Martin Grant), Kirsteen Mary Thomson (Louise Haycocks) and James Ross Thomson (Kimberly Fenton), Dorothy raised her family in Hemmingford, Quebec, where later she ran a nursery school for several years and worked as a nanny for a local family. In recent years, Dorothy enjoyed her life in Pugwash. She will be remembered for her kindness, her beauty and her smile, knowing at any moment she would break into song. She will be greatly missed by her children and grandchildren, Christopher, Maryse, Eric and Dillan. She is also survived by her brother, Archibald Wright (Maureen) of Glasgow, Scotland. A gathering to celebrate her life will be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Mundle's Funeral Home, 204 Water St., Pugwash. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Private condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home website at



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