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From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
June 2015


BAKER, Priscilla
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 3, 2015
(September 20, 1930 - June 2, 2015)
BAKER, Priscilla
- age 84 of Kingston, Kings Co., passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in the Annapolis Community Health Centre, Annapolis Royal. Born in English Harbour, N.L., on September 20, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Maxwell and Olive (Ivany) Hutchings. Priscilla was a member of the Wilmot Baptist Church and at one time had been a member of the W.M.S. While living in Springfield, she was very active in the Springfield Firettes. Priscilla enjoyed working on puzzles and word searches. Surviving are son, Cameron (Jean) Baker, Cambridge; daughters, Bernice (Wayne) MacDonald, Stellarton; Cynthia (Joseph) Martin, Meadowvale; grandchildren, David (Christa) Taylor, Trudi (Lucien) Cormier and William Martin; great grandchildren, Faith Druet and Lily Cormier; sister, Mona (Vincent) Samson, Winnipeg, Man. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by grandson, Christopher Wayne Zwicker; a brother in infancy. Visitation will take place from 7-9 p.m., Thursday evening in the Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., 902-825-3448. Funeral service will take place at 3 p.m., Friday, June 5, in the Wilmot Baptist Church with Rev. David Phillips officiating. Burial in the Wiswall Cemetery, Wilmot. Family flowers only, donations in her memory may be made to the Wilmot Baptist Church or to the I.K.W. Health Centre Foundation Neonatal Unit. Online guestbook may be signed by visiting:

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 24, 2015
(October 11, 1921 - June 23, 2015)
Bensted, Jessie
- 93, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully Tuesday June 23rd, 2015 at Adelaide Care Home, Waverley. Jessie (Rose) Bensted was born in Belleoram, NL, a tiny seacoast fishing village on Fortune Bay, October 11th, 1921 to the late Frank and Elfreda (Cluett) Rose. Survived by her children, Sandy (David) Kaiser, Judy (Glen) Gill, Frank (Wendy) Bensted, all of Dartmouth; several grandchildren and great grandchildren, all of whom she loved dearly and enjoyed their company whenever the opportunity arose. Predeceased by her beloved and dearly missed husband, Harry Bensted, parents, Frank and Elfreda Rose, sister, Lucy Poole and brother-in-law, Harvey Poole.

Our mom spent her youth by the sea in the time of schooner fishing fleets that would fill the town's picturesque harbour. At 18, Jessie travelled by ship, away from her home, to be with her sister who was ill and living in Amherst, NS. While in Amherst she worked in a war plant, in the electrical shop, producing aircraft components. Fortunately, for us kids, she also met Harry through youth activities put on by local churches. They married in Amherst where they resided before living in Ottawa for a short time before settling in Dartmouth where they raised their three children who loved their parents (but didn't always show it, except Judy of course). Both Harry and Jessie became long time active members of Emmanuel Church on Windmill Rd., Dartmouth with Jessie singing in the church choir and a member of both the Ladies Guild and Alter Guild. She was also a member of the Fairfield Chapter of the IODE.

Our mother, Jessie, was a dedicated homemaker who provided the day to day stability to our household as she watched her kids grow up. Summer always involved time at the cottage on Seagrove Lane, Tidnish and whatever summer trip had been planned for the year. Later in life mom was able to enjoy her grandchildren, their children and to sit and watch the local school kids come and go to school. She enjoyed the small pleasures of life while still missing many of those who were part of her life but gone before her, especially Harry, our dad. Very special thanks to Dr. Bob Oliver who was dedicated to Mom's care. Also many thanks to the staff of Adelaide Care Home in Waverley. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday June 25th at Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday June 26th at Saint Andrews Anglican Church, Locks Rd., Dartmouth. A private family interment will take place in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Andrews Anglican Church, Locks Rd., Dartmouth or to a charity of choice.

GREEN, Captain Alexander Harvey "Alex "
The Chronicle Halifax, June 25, 2015
(1946 - 2015)
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Capt. Alexander "Alex" Harvey Green, 68, of Lunenburg on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born in Parson's Harbour, NL, he was the son Melita (Symes) Green, Port Aux Basques and of the late, Thomas Green. From early childhood Alex made a living on the sea. He started dory fishing with his father when he was just six and at 16, he moved to Lunenburg to help provide for his family. Alex would go on to become one of High Liner's most accomplished sea captains before his retirement from the company in 2003. Alex finished his career at sea, fishing alongside his brother Jim, with Lunar Fishing. In recent months, Alex even had the opportunity to reconnect with the fishermen he saved at sea in 1982. Alex was a skilled captain, well liked and well respected by those who went to sea with him.

Alex's love of the sea never wavered and he spent his retirement years aboard the Cape Sable, sharing stories and lending his expertise to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, a job he cherished. Alex lived a life of faithful service. Kind and thoughtful, he was always ready to lend a hand at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #23 monthly breakfast, operate the VON van, help at the monthly Lunenburg County First! Chowder Club, or work at the local food bank. He also helped organize the annual Santa Claus parade, was past president of the Fishermen's Annual Picnic and a founding member and Past President of the Lunenburg Fishermen's Memorial Monument. But perhaps his biggest contribution to a life of service was through his work at St. John's Anglican Church where he was a faithful member for many years. Dedicated to his community and to his church, his efforts will be sadly missed by all those who benefited from his compassion and service to others.

Alex was a devoted son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be truly missed by those who had the incredible fortune to know and love him. Alex is survived by his wife, the former Sharon Tanner; daughter, Denise; sons, Jeff (Teri); Jamie (Tara); grandchildren, Brooklyn, Ethan, Elena, Ashley, Peyton, Robyn; mother, Melita Green, sisters, Rita Mae (Allan) Skinner; Jean (Sid) Young; Edith (Lloyd) Ford; Shirley (Dan) Sheaves, all of Port Aux Basques, NL; Edna (Gerald) Savoury, Burnt Islands, NL; Joan (Clayton) Dunford, Rose Blanche, NL; Ann Green, Edmonton, AB; brother, Jim (Viola) Green, Lunenburg, and many nieces and nephews. Besides his father, he was predeceased by his brother Roy and his sister Ada Blanche.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg. A memorial service celebrating Alex's life will be held at St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg, on Saturday, June 27 at 2 p.m., Archdeacon Michael Mitchell officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. Flowers from the immediate family only. Memorial donations may be made to St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg or to the Lunenburg Fishermen's Memorial Monument. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Fishermen's Memorial Hospital and South Shore Regional Hospital for their wonderful care of Alex.

The Chronicle Halifax, June 27, 2015
(November 5, 1936 - June 24, 2015)
Hartson, Basil M, J
. of Dartmouth passed away peacefully June 24, 2015 at Ocean View Continuing Care Centre. Born in Newfoundland May 11, 1936, he is survived by his wife of 21 years Linda (Brophy); son Joey New Brunswick. A long-time employee of BIO Basil was liked by all. He was predeceased by his parents and daughter Cindy. Visitation 2-4 & 7-9pm Sunday June 28, Memorial Service 10 am Monday June 29, all in Dartmouth Funeral Home 29 Queen St., Dartmouth. Online condolences by visiting

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 29, 2015
(August 2, 1921 - June 27, 2015)
Lidstone (Edison), Mildred
age 93 of Dartmouth formerly of Botwood, NL passed away peacefully on Saturday June 27, 2015 in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born In Botwood she was the youngest daughter of the late William and Mary Anne (Elson) Edison. She lived most of her life in Newfoundland and in later years moved to Dartmouth to be close to her family. In Newfoundland Mildred was active with Trinity United Church, church choir and UCW (Lifelong Member) while raising her family. Especially talented with knitting, baking and cooking meals for large gatherings, enjoyed immensely by all family members and close friends. Mildred was the proud mother of Gloria (Blair) Coady, Calgary AB, Gerald (Doris), Lethbridge AB, Betty (Dave) Brown, Dartmouth, Dennis (Verna), Calgary AB, Deanne (Ross) Hadlington, Chestermere, AB, Kathy (Dennis) Dean, Dartmouth, Glenn (Elaine), Airdrie, AB, and Gail (John) Devito, London ON. She will be sadly missed by her 19 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Bert and daughter, Vera Lidstone. Visitation will be held from 7-9pm Monday June 29 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street Dartmouth. Funeral service to be held 2pm Tuesday, June 30 in Woodlawn United Church 54 Woodlawn Road, Dartmouth with a reception to follow in church hall. Burial to take place in Botwood, NL. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers donations may be made Woodlawn United Church or Oakwood Terrace Recreation. Appreciation to the staff of Oakwood Terrace Unit D for their compassionate care over the past two years. Online condolences may be sent by visiting (Dartmouth Chapel)

MARCH, Richard "Rick"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 12, 2015
(October 14, 1963 - June 9, 2015)
March, Richard Joseph "Rick"
- It is with broken hearts that we announce Rick's passing on June 9, 2015 at his home in Waverley, NS, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Port au Port, NL, 51 years ago. Rick was survived by his wife, Ruth Anne Withers; children, Kyle, Brittany and Kayla; mother, Vernita Vey (Raye); siblings, Anna Clarke (Dean), Rose Heath (Art), Don Marche (Carolyn), Karen Derry (Brian), Susan Marche, Nancy Marche (Jason); special nephew, Danny Heath (Val), many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by his father, Bartholomew Marche and brother in law, Colin Henley. Rick was a proud father and he dearly loved everyone in his family circle. His career of over 30 years as an owner/operator in the moving industry won him many awards in quality service. Rick enjoyed his off time playing with his recreational vehicles and loved the motto "go big or go home". His loving soul will live on in us forever. Cremation has taken place. Celebration of Life will be held 1pm Friday, June 12 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. Family flowers only. Special thanks to 8.2 Halifax Infirmary, Palliative Care and the VON. Online condolences may be sent by visiting (Dartmouth Chapel).

ORR, Anorah
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 22, 2015
(July 9, 1923 - June 19, 2015)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our Mom, Anorah Orr, age 91 of Halifax at the Veterans' Memorial Hospital on June 19, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Coachman's Cove Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Downey) Terry. As a veteran of WWII, she proudly served in the Royal Canadian Air Force. She was a long time member of St Theresa's Parish where she was active in the CWL performing many roles. Throughout much of her life she was a staunch campaigner helping various political candidates achieve their goals. For many years Mom enjoyed her times at the Nor-West Seniors Club where she played Cribbage and darts.

Anorah is survived by her children, Donna (John) Carlos, Oakville, Ontario; James (Joleen) Orr, Halifax; Bonnie (Frederick) Eldershaw, Lawrencetown; grandchildren, Tanya Carlos, Tara Greco, John C. Carlos, Daniel Orr, Frank Eldershaw and Amy Eldershaw, and 7 great grandchildren and a sister, Margaret Schwhager, Trenton, Ontario. She was predeceased by her husband, Francis Avon (Frank) Orr as well as her brothers Patrick Joseph, Edward John and Michael James and her sister Alice (Terry) White all of Newfoundland and her sister Mary (Terry) Cook from Halifax.

Funeral mass will be held at St Theresa's Church, North St, Wednesday June 24th at 11 AM., with Father James officiating; Burial to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. No visitation by request. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope Cottage or a charity of your choice. The family would like to thank Dr. E Jost and the staff of 4 Westwood at the Veterans' Memorial Hospital for their care of our Mom.

RALPH, Neville Winston
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 3, 2015

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Neville Ralph. Neville passed away peacefully at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on June 1, 2015. Neville was born in St. John's, Newfoundland. He was the son of Rev. George & Ella (Blundon) Ralph, and grew up in several small communities 'out around the bay', Elliston, English Harbour, Port Elizabeth, Exploits, Lawrenceton and Botwood; he was very proud of his Newfoundland heritage. Nev's priorities were family, career, friends, and involvement with his professional associations and community organizations. Following high school graduation, he enrolled in a two month teaching program in St. John's; upon completion, he began his teaching career in a one-room school in Lawrenceton where he taught for a year. He then worked at a variety of positions as he pursued education and career goals. He obtained his B.A. and M.B.A. while working part-time and raising a young family with his first wife, Patricia Harris. He then achieved his CA designation and practiced for a number of years, then taught at Memorial University School of Business, and retired as a Professor Emeritus from Mount Allison University. Neville strived to "open the doors to the world of accounting" to his bright young students. He was so proud of their accomplishments.

Nev had many interests and hobbies which he approached with energy and enthusiasm. He had a tireless zest for life and was a committed lifelong learner. He was always ready to learn and develop new skills and to take on new adventures. He was a furniture-maker and boat-builder. He enjoyed golf, technology, music, good-natured competition and many outdoor activities. His latest accomplishment was learning to play the ukulele; he rarely missed a Thursday morning practice session with his dear friends, his fellow ukulele players. He also sang with a local acappella group, The Fellows. He held offices in a number of professional associations and community organizations. He had many good friends who shared his diverse interests.

Neville is survived by his wife, Joan, and their children - Tara (Joshua and Alexander), Halifax, Jennifer (Andrew, James & Ben), Yarmouth, Craig (Tana), St. John's, Mark (Vicky), McLeese Lake, B.C. and Michael (Anabel, Sanchia & Kali), Vancouver, B.C., his brothers Melvin (Beulah) and David (Pearl, deceased). Neville was a loving husband, father, step-father and grandfather. He was so very proud of his blended family. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Joan. Thank you to all of our dear friends and the care-givers who assisted Nev in his final and courageous journey through life.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777) where a celebration of Nev's life will take place on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 2 pm followed by a reception. Those wishing to make a donation may do so to the CRHCC Palliative Care Program, or the charity of your choice. Family flowers only. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the online memorial at or by visiting the funeral home Facebook page.

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 24, 2015
(October 26, 1938 - June 21, 2015)
Rideout, Olive
- 76 of Dartmouth passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side at the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Harbour Mille, NL. She was the daughter of the late Amos and Mina (Pardy) Barnes. Surviving are her loving husband of 58 years, Howard, sons Lloyd (Judy), Halifax, John (Elaine), Kentville, Darrell (Cheryl) New Glasgow, daughter, Sandra (Lloyd Pardy), Dartmouth, brother Merrill (Vida) Barnes, sisters Florence (James) Keeping both of Harbour Mille, NL, Dorothy (Glenn) Matthews, Bay L'Argent, Meta (Ken) Wong, Grande Prairie, AB. Six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, predeceased by brothers John, Randell and Albert, sister Margaret. Memorial Service will be 1pm Thursday June 25, 2015 in St. Albans Anglican Church, Dartmouth. Rev. Frances Drolet - Smith officiating. Burial will take place at a later date back home in Newfoundland. No flowers by request donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Special thank you to the Doctors, nurses and staff of 3 east of the Dartmouth General for your kindness and compassion given to Olive during her stay. On line condolences may be viewed or sent to:

RISSER, Maureen Elizabeth
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 15, 2015

On Friday, June 12, 2015, the good Lord opened his hand to gently and peacefully guide his special Angel, Maureen Elizabeth Risser, 56, of Wentzell Lake to be by his side. Maureen was born in Burin, Newfoundland. She will reunite with her parents, Luke and Theresa (Reid) Kilfoy, and her two sisters and one brother. The memories of her love, kindness, and compassion will be forever in the hearts of her beloved husband Scott, her daughter Vanessa Risser and a very special girl, Aislin. These fond memories will be shared with her three sisters and two brothers and their respective families, Patsy, Kathleen, Marg, Edmund and Leo. Through them all she will be forever with us. Maureen provided something special to everyone she knew and she received something special in return. She loved every moment to the fullest and she always was willing to share her love of those moments with those she loved and cared for so deeply. She loved and faced the many challenges that were bestowed upon her and her strength and commitment permitted her to overcome them all. Her passion to give her all was evident in everything that she did, whether it be professional, volunteer, or personal. Simply, she was and will always be a very special lady. A public Legion Tribute Service will be held 7:00 pm., Tuesday, June 16 followed by words of comfort by Rev. Catherine Robar with public visitation continuing until 9:00 pm., at Sweeny's Funeral Home, 4895 Highway 10, New Germany. Maureen and her husband Scott will share a burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the I.W.K. Hospital, Halifax. On line condolences may be made by visiting or by messaging

ROSE, Effie Marina
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 30, 2015
(September 27, 1936 - June 29, 2015)
ROSE, Effie Marina (nee Way)
, 78, of Bedford (formerly of Corner Brook, NL) passed away in hospital surrounded by family on her 54th wedding anniversary, June 29th, 2015. Born in Savage Cove, NL, she was the daughter of the late Roland and Constance (Genge) Way. A spirited Effie caught the eye of her future husband while they were both students at Memorial University. They were married in Savage Cove on June 29, 1961. She was deeply involved in her church and community, especially while living in Corner Brook. Her family was always her top priority. She enjoyed baking and Nanny's chocolate chip cookies and black bottom cupcakes were always in demand.

Effie was an expert bridge player and enjoyed countless hours playing cards with her family and friends. She is survived by her husband George, daughters Connie (Steven), Carol (Russell), Cathy, Cindy (Gary); siblings Dorcas, Roland (Joyce), Nancy (Ivan), Howard (Suzanne); grandchildren Sarah (Adam), David (Brianna), Coley, Sami, Alex, Ben, Mathew and Becca. Effie was predeceased by siblings Vivian, Henry and Bruce.

Visitation will be held on Thursday July 2 from 2-4 and 7-9 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive. Memorial service will be held Friday at 2pm from All Saint's Anglican Church, Bedford. A reception will be held in the church hall, Rev. Trevor Lightfoot officiating. Private burial in Fall River. Donations in Effie's name may be made the Halifax or your local food bank. Online condolences may be made by visiting the website and selecting the Sackville Chapel.

TAYLOR, Mary "Dora"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 18, 2015
(October 13, 1925 - June 16, 2015)
Taylor, Mary "Dora"
- Born Oct 13, 1925 - June 16, 2015. The family and friends of Dora Taylor rejoice in the wonderful life that she had, and it is with her passing on June 16, 2015 that we reminisce about her life. Showing great bravery, Dora left her beloved Newfoundland and emigrated to Halifax at the tender age of 19. She found a job in a candy store where she met the love of her life, Frank, who had just returned from WWII. They were married almost 60 years. During her life the many fine qualities of her character came through in her deeds and actions. Her kindness was displayed by teaching swimming and sewing classes to people with special needs. Her artistic abilities were evident in the designing and completion of the costumes for the ballet and skating schools of Halifax. She also worked for the Provincial Government for many years. Her fascinating charm and grace endeared her to the many people she associated with while representing Avon, Corning and several other companies. She was recognized for her service and help and received many awards from these companies. She was a lifelong member of the Eastern Star. Every Saturday evening Dora and Frank enjoyed dancing and music with their many friends, especially Doug and Carmie Doherty.

Dora was predeceased by her loving husband Frank. She was the daughter of the late Joshua and Annie (Grandy) Osborne. Left with loving memories are her two daughters Carol (John) Keaveney of Colorado and Jocelyn (Michael) Culnan of Halifax. Her sister Del Freeborn and her brother Jack (Bernie) Osborne. Dora leaves behind her wonderful grandchildren who she adored, Jocelyn of San Francisco, John (Megan) of Hawaii, Jennifer of Colorado, Carolyn of Colorado, as well as her 3 great grandchildren, Jocelyn, Jack and Taylor. She was also predeceased by her brothers George (Linda) Osborne and Charlie (Jean) Osborne and also step-father Michael Osborne and her sisters Tryphenia (Reg) Pelletier and their little daughter Michelle and Vera (Hughie) Fry. At Dora's request there will be no memorial service. Interment beside her beloved Frank will take place at a future date.

Donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation. The family wishes to thank the professional staff at The Berkeley (Green Street). Of particular note is the kindness shown by Dr. E. Johnson whose medical help and guidance are most appreciated. We particularly thank Lee and Ashley for their dedication, sense of humour and kindness. A special thank you to Dora's son-in-law Michael, who looked after Dora and her beautiful homes for many years.
"Each of us has wonderful thoughts of Dora, but for all of us she leaves with a twinkle in her eye and memories of a life well lived"



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