BARNES, E. A. 'Win'
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 25, 2015
BARNES, Edwina Anne 'Win' (Everard) -66, of Simpson Road, Braeshore passed away peacefully July 24, 2015 in the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Edward & Martha (Nugent) Everard. Win was well known for her energy, enthusiasm and strong work ethic. She was an active volunteer in the community and lent her talents to many organizations, including St. James Anglican Church, the New Horizons Club and the Shiretown Nursing Home. Always on the go, she could usually be found swimming, biking, line dancing or walking with her friend, Linda. Win leaves to mourn, her loving husband, Gord; daughter, Frances (Randy) Ralph, St. John's, NL; son, Darryl, Kitchener, Ontario; grandchildren, Victoria, Andrew, Brittany, Ashley, and Amber; siblings, Elaine (Dwight) Highfill, New York; Jim (Bernice) Everard, Ronald Everard, and Robert (Darlene) Everard, all of Newfoundland. Also mourning her loss are 'in-laws', Bob & Tiz Barnes, Mount Pearl, NL; Elizabeth & Eugene Howlett, Goulds, NL; David & Sue Barnes, Halifax; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother, Paul. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 2-4 PM Sunday in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral Service will take place 11 AM Monday from St. James Anglican Church, Pictou, with Rev. Marilyn Haugen-Strand officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the St. James Anglican Church. Email condolences may be forwarded to: firstname.lastname@example.org
BLANCHARD, Nellie Teresa
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 14, 2015
Age 90, Halifax, passed away July 9, 2015 in Melville Lodge. Born in St. George's, NL., she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Gertrude (Perier) Blanchard.
She is survived by daughter, Marilyn Forgeron-Costello; sister, Jean Colomb; brother, Gerald grandchildren, Bernadette Rogers and Wayne Forgeron Jr.; four great grandchildren. She was predeceased by several siblings.
Cremation has taken place under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., where there will be visiting on Wednesday, July 15 from 11a.m.-1p.m. Reception to follow visitation at granddaughters home. Interment to take place at a later date. Family flowers only, donations to be made in memory to the MS Society of Nova Scotia.
BORLAND, Ruby M.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 15, 2015
(October 5, 1925 - July 13, 2015)
BORLAND, Ruby M. age 89 years of Halifax died July 13, 2015 at Maplestone Enhanced Care Nursing Home in Halifax. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland she was a daughter of the late Cyril & Amelia Simmons. She is predeceased by her two sons and her husband. She is survived by her sister Jean Riggs who lives in St. John's Newfoundland.
Ruby lived at Maplestone for thirty years. During her earlier years at Maplestone she volunteered considerable time with the Recreation Department selling fundraiser tickets for the Alzheimer's Society and completing the activity and menu boards. She always enjoyed attending BINGO and music events.
Ruby was often seen wheeling about Maplestone going to the hairdresser or to the dining room for meals. She was fiercely independent and challenged anyone who wanted to help with something she could do for herself. Ruby was always impeccably dressed; fashion was very important to her. She enjoyed shopping trips and loved to wear new clothes and jewelry.
Ruby was a kind soul who was a joy to have at Maplestone. She enjoyed sharing stories of her younger years in St. John's. She was quick with a wink and a smile. Ruby touched many staff at Maplestone and she will be missed dearly. We will remember her fondly, knowing that she left us for a better place to be with the ones she loved.
Ruby will be cremated. Her ashes will be sent to St. John's Newfoundland where she will be buried with her parents, Cyril and Amelia Simmons, and her son Ronald Elliot. Maplestone will hold a memorial service to celebrate Ruby's life.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 31, 2015
(July 29, 1942 - July 28, 2015)
Phyllis Carpenter, 72, passed away peacefully on July 28th, 2015, at the Veterans Memorial Hospital, Halifax. Born in Grand Bay, NL she was the daughter of Ernest and Annie Kettle. Phyllis will be sadly missed by Ralph Hopkins, son Trevor and her three grandchildren Jenny, Sara and Lisa. She was predeceased by her parents, her son Douglas, her sister Ruth and two brother-in-law Fred Lomond and Albert Kettle. She is survived by her sisters Sandra, Joan, Edith and Brother Nelson and many half Sisters. She was an entrepreneur of many business, Phyllis was an avid crafter.
A small service for the family and close friends will be held at Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St. Dartmouth, 466-2360. The service will be held on Friday July 31st, 2015 at 3pm. Small reception to be held at her residence following the service.
GRAVES, Lorraine Madeline
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 28, 2015
(December 12, 1931 - July 26, 2015)
GRAVES, Lorraine Madeline (Payne), 83, of Kentville, passed away on July 26, 2015 at Shannex, Orchard Court, Kentville. Born in Bonne Bay, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Mary (Mitchell) Payne. She had a passion for knitting and at one time owned and operated Newfies Knit Wear in New Minas. She always enjoyed a trip to her brother Ned's cabin on Big Bonnie Bay Pond, Newfoundland and had many memories of good times there with family and friends. Lorraine always looked forward to her visits from cousin Florence and Catherine Critch, Bonne Bay, Newfoundland; her nieces Lorraine (Snow) Major, St. John's Newfoundland; Darlene (Payne) Bell and Sherry (Payne) Philpot, Calgary, Alberta. She will be sadly missed by all whom new and loved her. She is survived by her son Eric Leslie (Sheila) Aylesford Lake, Nova Scotia; grandchildren Cindy, Moncton, New Brunswick; Brock (Janice) Drumheller, Alberta; Brook (Charity) Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia; Holly (Mario), Austin, Texas; great-grandchildren Andrew, Ava, Keller, Piper and Olivia. Lorraine was predeceased by husband John Charles Graves; sisters Annie and Amy and brother Edward (Ned). As per request cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service. A family burial will be at a later date. Donations in Lorraine's memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Lindsay Annapolis Valley Funeral Home (Coldbrook) (902) 679-2822. On-line condolences may be sent by visiting www.serenitylindsayfuneralhome.ca
KING, Donald "Don"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 28, 2015
(May 18, 1931 - July 25, 2015)
King, Donald Stewart "Don" - 84 of Dartmouth passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015 in Halifax Infirmary QE II after a brief illness. Born in Victoria Cove Gander Bay Newfoundland, he was a son of the late Samuel and Matilda (Record) King. Don's early career started as school teacher in a one room schoolhouse and then as a scaler with Bowater in northern Newfoundland. He later joined the federal public service and served for 33 years with Employment Canada, retiring as a manager with the Dartmouth office. Don is survived by his wife of 60 years Aleta (Newhook); son, Derek (Sandra Martell), Halifax; daughter, Denise (Donald Jessome), Halifax; sisters, Gladys King, St. John's, Sybil McGuire, Ottawa; brother, Bernard, Victoria Cove, NL; grandchildren, Vanessa, Max, Maya and great grandson, Lucas. Along with his parents Don is predeceased by his brother, Clarence; sisters, Marjorie, Beatrice and Eileen. Visitation will be held from 7-9pm Thursday, July 30 with a funeral service 1pm Friday July 31 followed by a reception all in Cole Harbour Funeral Home, 1234 Cole Harbour Road. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Don's memory to The QE II Foundation, Halifax Infirmary. The family extends its sincerest thanks to the staff of the Halifax Infirmary ICU for their professional and compassionate care. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.coleharbourfuneral.com
MacPHERSON, Pearl Dinah
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 6, 2015
Pearl Dinah (Spawn) MacPherson wouldn't want an ordinary obituary because she didn't live an ordinary life. She would like to let you know that her work here was done and she headed peacefully and happily to her reunion in eternity with the love of her life, Harry MacPherson, on July 2, 2015 from St. Martha's Regional Hospital, in Antigonish at the age of 87. Harry died in 1992 when they had been married for 34 years and although her heart was broken, she was determined to live the life God gave her to the best of her ability until she would be with him again.
Pearl was born the daughter of William and Mary (Lochyer) Spawn in Allan's Island, Fortune Bay, Newfoundland on May 11, 1928 and she is the last surviving member of her family. having been predeceased by her twin brother Willix, her brother John and her sisters Linda, Carrie, Mildred and Rose. She is survived by many nieces and nephews from all over Canada as well as her large MacPherson family, her dear friend Louise Chisholm, her many godchildren and her Ainslie House Family, who all have hearts torn in half because they will miss her so but are so overjoyed that she is finally reunited with her love.
Pearl loved people as much as people loved her and was an active member of St. James United Church, the United Church Women's Group and the Antigonish Legion Branch 59. Her love of people spilled over in her working career as a waitress at the Goshen, the Brigadoon, the Wagon Wheel and finally the Moonlight until her retirement.
That love of people extended to her family near and far and Pearl loved nothing more than to have as much family as possible out at the 'Camp' for any occasion. She was happiest with a cup of tea in her garden clothes, digging in the dirt and showcasing God's wonders with her green thumb. The Camp was her haven even after Harry died and often she would make her way out there just for some solitude.
Nothing stopped Pearl. She learned to drive late in life so she wouldn't be dependent and she was often known to pop in for a tea and a quick visit with her MacPherson family. Lovingly known as 'Uncle' Pearl to some of the younger great nephews and nieces, and 'Stretch' to some of the taller ones, no day was without a smile and a laugh and a joy for living.
She had a talent for crafts and thoughtful things and most of her friends and family are sure to be able to pull out an ornament she made for their Christmas tree or some other beautiful thing Pearl-crafted thing. She was generous beyond words and touched so many.
Family and friends are welcome to pay their respects and bid Pearl a final farewell at C.L. Curry Funeral Home on Monday July 6, 2015 7-9pm and Tuesday July 7, 2015 between 2-4 and 7-9. She will be laid to rest next to Harry in the St. Ninian's Parish Cemetery on Wednesday July 8, 2015 following her funeral at St. James United Church at 11 am, Reverend Peter Smith presiding.
In Memoriam, donations to the N.S. Heart & Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice appreciated.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com
MARTIN, Sarah Winifred
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 25, 2015
(1942 - 2015)
It is with sadness that the family of the late Sarah Winifred "Sadie" Martin, 73, of Oakhill, announces her passing on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater
Born in Upper Island Cove, Conception Bay, NL she was a daughter of the late Kenneth and Annie (James) Mercer.
Sarah was a wonderful mother whose courageous and brave deeds were selfless, all to protect her precious children.
She had a deep appreciation for nature and loved animals and working in her garden. Young at heart, she enjoyed electronic games, beginning with Nintendo and continuing through with the very latest technology. Sarah's greatest joy was her family, supporting them in all their endeavors and she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her daughters, Denise Russell (Hughie Hirtle), Bridgewater, Diane (Raymond) Harnum, Carbonear, NL; Tina Martin, Wileville, son, Greg (Louise), Martin, Conquerall Mills; grandchildren, Tee-Jay, Chantell, Crystal, Mitchell, Andrew, Chantainge, Cecilia, Ronnie, Dylan, Codey, Brandon, Dakota; great grandchildren, Brice, Keith, Logan, Claire, Matthew, Jayme, Anthony, Linda and Miguel; sisters, Jenny Ricketts, St. John's NL; Florence (Dave) Squibb, St. John's, NL; brother, Edward (Annie) Mercer, Ticket, NL, and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Anderson; son, Dean Keith, son-in-law, Kevin McCarthy, and grandson, Jullian McCarthy.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. 3, Lunenburg where a memorial service to celebrate Sarah's life will be held Monday, July 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm, Rev. Louis Quennelle officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to SHAID Tree Animal Shelter, The I.W.K. or a charity of your choice.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 23, 2015
(November 12, 1932 - July 21, 2015)
Mona Elizabeth (Abbott) McMullin of Dartmouth passed peacefully on July 21st. Born November 12, 1932 in Stephenville Crossing, Nfld to the late Sarah & Harold Abbott. Beloved wife of William "Mac"/"Pops" McMullin for 55 years. Cherished Mom and Grams to her family: sons Michael (Kathi) and Stephen (Tracey), and granddaughters Amanda, Sarah and Madison. Survived by her sister, Joan Kent and brother, Ronnie Abbott (Ruth); sisters in law, Jean McMullin and Louise McMullin and many special nieces & nephews. Pre-deceased by sister, Olivera Delaney and brother, Bill Abbott. Mona was the Postmistress on the Harmon Air Force Base in Nfld where she met the tall, dark and handsome RCMP officer Mac McMullin. When Mike was two they transferred to Ottawa and welcomed the arrival of Steve. It was in Ottawa where Mona became part of the RCMP family. When the boys were young they were transferred to Halifax where she had a long & distinguished career with the RCMP & CSIS. There will be a Memorial service to celebrate Mona's life on Friday, July 24 at 1:00pm at Atlantic Funeral Home 771 Main Street. Private family interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com (Dartmouth Chapel)
O'DRISCOLL, Mary Effie
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 6, 2015
(January 23, 1937 - July 4, 2015)
Mary Effie O'Driscoll "Effie" 78, Halifax passed away peacefully at the QEII on Saturday, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Branch, NL, she was the daughter of the late Alex and Bridget English (Power). She is survived by her devoted husband of 56 years, Don, children Karen; Sheilagh (Eduardo, Jaydon and Victoria), Oakville; Mark, Montreal; Robert (Shari), Calgary. Grandchildren Katie, Nick, Megan and Jacob. Sisters, Hannah English-Smith, and Mona Gillespie of St. John's, NL, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her infant son, David.
Effie earned her Masters of Continuing Education from Dalhousie and had a special place in her heart to assist new Canadian immigrants with furthering their language skills, as she was a volunteer with the Association for New Canadians and taught English as a Second Language.
The most important thing to Effie was her love and devotion to her family. She was a loving wife, mother, and Nana. Effie's children and grandchildren adored her with a deep abiding passion. She had a unique ability to make each one if us feel as though we were the most important one to her in the world. Her family meant the world to her and she was the quintessential Mother.
Effie enjoyed gardening her roses, playing bridge in various groups, cooking, baking, book club, annual summer visits to Newfoundland, and was past president of the Esso Annuitant's Club.
Effie was a devout Catholic and was a member of St. Benedict parish. She was past president of St. Lawrence parish council and longtime member of the Catholic Women's League. She served on the RCIA, Stewardship, Hospitality, Hope Cottage, and Good Samaritan committees.
Visitation will be held at St. Benedict's Church on Monday July 6th, 6-8 pm. Funeral Mass will be held at St Benedict's Church on Tuesday July 7th at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Mental Health Association.
The family wishes to thank the staff of 8.1 at the Halifax infirmary. The nurses took care of our Mom like they were caring for the own mother and we are so grateful for their kindness.
PARSONS, Raymond John
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 24, 2015
(February 2, 1931 - July 23, 2015)
PARSONS, Raymond John age 84 of Melvern Square passed away peacefully at home on July 23, 2015 surrounded by his loving wife of 59 years and all eight of his children by his bedside as the morning sun began to rise. Born in Glovertown, Newfoundland he was "proud to call John C. and Beryl V. (Sparks) Parsons his parents" and often returned there to reconnect with his cherished roots. During the Depression years his family relocated to Halifax where he attended school in Fairview and developed a keen entrepreneurial spirit at a young age. Following a period of farming in Pictou County at the age of 16, he returned to school and completed his BSc Degree at Acadia University and then his Diploma in Meteorology at Carleton University. He was known as "the weatherman" throughout the Annapolis Valley on the local radio station for over 25 years. In addition to his career as a Meteorologist, he developed a passion for real estate and business and an appreciation for the value of the land. For a period of over five decades, he was President of many businesses including Parsons Investments Ltd, Mid Valley Construction, Fraser's Pro Home Centre, GW Sampson Ltd, Parsons Motors, Windsor; Mainland Telecom, a founding member of Green Diamond Equipment as well as a partner at Berwick Heights Golf Course. Over the years he thoroughly enjoyed working with his family and employees and provided opportunities for many. His business interests were represented all over the province where he travelled regularly and developed long lasting relationships with numerous associates. He had a strong business acumen and was known for his integrity and calm, steady leadership and quietly supported many community causes. In addition to his passion for his life's work, he also loved life at home on the farm with his family. As time provided, he genuinely enjoyed living off the land and sharing the fruits of his labor. Over the years he enjoyed many cherished friendships. He was a dedicated member of the Kingston United Baptist Church and charter member of the Kingston Lions Club.
He is survived by his supportive wife Dorothy Jean (Anderson), children- John, Bruce (Shelly), Melanie (Richard) Brown, Paul (Christine), Craig (Laurie), Lynne (John Elliott), Susan (Michael) MacArthur, Raymond (Lori), twenty-two grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren whom he loved dearly. He is also survived by his sisters, Joan Smeltzer, June (Arnold) Landers, Eva (Melvin) Parsons, brother, David, several brother and sisters-in-law as well as numerous nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by brothers, Eric and Donald and sister, Amne.
It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our rock and hero, our leader and most of all, our father whose qualities of wisdom, fairness and consideration will guide us in the days to come.
Visitation will be held 7:00PM to 9:00PM, Saturday, July 25, 2015 in the Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main Street, (902) 825-3448. Funeral service will be held at 4:00PM, Sunday, July 26, 2015 in the Kingston United Baptist Church, Rev. Leon Langille and Rev. Paul Bannister officiating followed by a reception. Private family interment will take place in the Church Grove Cemetery, Melvern Square. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, Nova Scotia Division and Victorian Order of Nurses - Annapolis Valley Branch. The family would sincerely like to thank all health care teams involved in our Dad's care, in particular, Dr. Paul McGuire for his friendship and exceptional support over the years. Special thanks to our sisters, Melanie, Lynne and Susan for their unconditional care. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main Street, (902) 825-3448. Online guest book may be signed by visiting: www.middletonfuneralhome.com
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 21, 2015
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved mother Beulah (Richards) Rhyno, age 88, at her home in Ottawa, Ontario, on Saturday, July 18th, 2015. Born in Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland, on January 30, 1927, a daughter of the late John Richards and Nina (Josey). At a very young age her widowed mother and sisters moved to Sheet Harbour, then Timberlea, Nova Scotia and later she lived in Parkwood Court (a mini home subdivision) in New Minas, Nova Scotia, where she had many wonderful friends and memories. She is survived by her loving family, her daughter Paula Crossman (Doug Heeney) of Ottawa and her son John Rhyno (Merrill Splane) of Calgary. Also surviving are her grandchildren Stephanie Crossman and Melanie Crossman both of Ottawa, Robert Rhyno of Calgary, hers sisters Blanche Fraser of Halifax and Irma Hattie of Dartmouth. Beulah was predeceased by her husband, William Randolph Rhyno and her sister Hyacinthe Legge. She was a faithful member of St. John's Anglican Church, Port Williams, Nova Scotia for many years and loved serving the Lord in anyway that she could. She truly gave the widow's mite. In keeping with Beulah's spirit of giving, donations in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Private Cremation with private Memorial Services to be held at a later date.
SLAYTER, Marilyn Frances
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 17, 2015
(November 24, 1940 - July 14, 2015)
SLAYTER, Marilyn age 74 years of Dartmouth died peacefully July 14, 2015 at Dartmouth General Hospital. Born November 24, 1940 in Grand Bank, NL she was a daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Maude Welsh. She worked at the Victoria General Hospital at the tumor clinic for nine years, then went to work at Robert Morse Corporation for ten years, leaving as credit manager. She finished her working career as Executive Assistant in Public Administration, Dalhousie University. Marilyn was an avid quilter, tole painter and loved swimming. She is survived by her husband of 37 years William "Bruce" Slayter, step son Todd Slayter, Jarvis Bay, Alberta. She is also survived by several cousins, including Abraham Alemeda, Max Ruelokke (honorary brother). No memorial service will take place at the request of the deceased. Cremation has occurred. Private interment at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, Queen St. online condolences by visiting www.dartmouthfuneralhome.ca
WHITTLE, Thelma Mary
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 28, 2015
Age 89, Spryfield. With broken hearts the family announces her passing on July 25, 2015 in the Palliative Care Unit, VG site, QEII. Thelma was born Oct. 30 1925 in Bulls Cove, Newfoundland and although spending the majority of her life in Spryfield she remained a Newfoundlander at heart. She was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Connell) Brenton.
Thelma was a very generous and kind woman. She was a member of Emmanuel Anglican Church belonging to the ACW, Elf and catering groups as well as serving on the Sanctuary Guild. For 52 years she was a member of the Topeze Rebekah 125 Lodge. Her generosity was recognized last year with the receipt of the International Fellowship Award. She spent her lifetime doing for others. Whenever a plate of sandwiches was needed, you knew you could count on Thelma to make them. She spent countless hours donating her time visiting Melville Lodge and Arborstone, where she would often care for those younger than she. In her earlier years she would often pull the trailer and take her family camping. She would pull it as far as Sept Iles, Quebec with her children where they would join her husband who was there working. She was a remarkably strong and independent woman. Thelma loved to dance and was often seen on the dance floor at the Golden Age Club where she was a member of the Young at Hearts Group. You would also find her playing darts and she loved it when she was able to double out. She had a zest for life that is going to truly be missed.
She leaves to mourn but also treasure the memories her children, Reggie (Debbie) Hillier, Brookside; Margaret Mountain, Bridgewater; four grandchildren, four great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, as well as numerous friends. She was the last remaining sibling having been predeceased by her brothers, Morris; Henry and John and her sisters, Jessie and Margaret. She was the loving wife of the late Reg Hillier and Peter Whittle.
Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. 149 Herring Cove Rd., where visitation will be held Wednesday July 29 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m., with a Rebekah Lodge Service at 7 p.m.. Funeral service will be Thursday July 30 at 2 p.m. from Emmanuel Anglican Church 322 Herring Cove Rd., Rev. Gloria McClure-Fraser officiating. Reception to follow in church hall. Interment to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Emmanuel Church general fund or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Many thanks to the fine care she received by the doctors and nurses in the Palliative Unit of the VG.