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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
May 2015


ADAMS, Annetta "Jean"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 2, 2015
(August 9, 1924 - May 31, 2015)
ADAMS, Annetta "Jean"
- 90, of Stillwater Lake, formerly of Clarenville, NL, died peacefully on May 31, 2015 in the QEII, Halifax Infirmary. Born in Barton, NL, she was a daughter of the late Silas and Bessie Gardner. She went home to be with Jesus, joining her husband Jimmy and sons, Keith and Woody. She's looking forward to seeing you all there too. "It's grand to be going Home!" Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm on Wednesday June 3 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax. The funeral service will take place at 11am on Thursday June 4 in Full Gospel Church, 806 Kearney Lake Road, Bedford, Rev. Gary Barrett officiating. Reception to follow. Private burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the QEII Foundation, Cardiac Care and ICU. Online condolences may be made by visiting the Halifax Chapel at

BOND, Clyde
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 16, 2015
(July 26, 1923 - May 14, 2015)
Bond, Clyde
- 91 Halifax, passed away May 14, 2015 The Admiral Long Term Health Care Facility. Born in Stones Cove, Newfoundland, he was a son of the late Joseph and Eva Bond. At a young age, Clyde was a commercial fisherman in Newfoundland later moving to Nova Scotia where he worked for Nova Scotia Ice Co. Later in life, his love of the sea took him back to the fishing industry where he lobster fished up until his retirement. He is survived by his children, Ruby Neville, Diane Norman, Garry (Odette), Debbie Gray, Wendy Bond, Darlene Papetti; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sister, Hazel Pope. Clyde was predeceased by his wife of 51 years Marjorie (Thornhill) as well as several brothers and sisters. Visitation will take place 10am - 1 pm Wednesday, May 20 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd. where a funeral service and reception will follow at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

BURT, Garry James
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 19, 2015
(Died May 28, 2015)
Burt, Garry James
- 62, Lower Ohio, passed away unexpectedly in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on May 28, 2015. Born in Newfoundland he was a son of James and Hilda (Randell) Burt. Garry was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He served in the Canadian Military for 25 years. Upon his retirement he took great pleasure in dabbling in genealogy, liked playing trivia and enjoyed working on his computer. He was an avid volunteer in his community. Garry was very proud of his family and relished spending quality time with them. Besides his parents he is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Margie Snow; daughters, Kelly (Joel); Karen (Chris); sister, Judy Pearcey; grandchildren, Lochlyn, Kinsley and Mason, several nieces and nephews, as well as his mother-in-law, Irma Snow. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 20 at 2p.m. in the Lower Ohio Union Church with Rev. Joanne McFadden officiating. Interment in Lower Ohio Cemetery. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lower Ohio Union Church or Lower Ohio Cemetery Fund. On-line condolences may be sent to: or you may sign the guest book at:

CHASE, Mary Elizabeth
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 7, 2015
Chase, Mary Elizabeth (Sheaves) -
87, of Halifax, died peacefully, surrounded by those that loved her, on May 5, 2015. Born in Port aux Basques, she was a daughter of the late George and Annie Sheaves. She was a long-time member of The Salvation Army Spryfield Corps. Friday night cards with family were a long standing tradition, with chocolate, chips and apple pie. She would always tell you there was "lots of time" even if it was midnight.

She is survived by daughters Sandra (Ches) Mansfield, June (Kenny) Clarke, Donna Tibbo, all of Halifax; sons Clyde (Jane), Sheaves, Dartmouth, Barry Chase, Ontario, James Chase, Halifax; and brother John (Ada) Sheaves, Cape Breton. Her 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren will greatly miss her. She was predeceased by her husband Leslie; son Leslie "Junior"; daughter Darlene; granddaughter Stephanie Lynn; and six siblings.

Visitation will be 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm today, Thursday, May 7 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayer's Road, Halifax. Funeral will be held at 11am on May 8 in The Salvation Army Spryfield Community Church, 328 Herring Cove Rd, officiated by Majors Kirk and Sharon MacLeod. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army Spryfield Community Church. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Middle Sackville. We would like to thank all the doctors and nurses involved in her care, especially Dr. Kathleen Horrey, and Mary's home care worker, Sanela Jovanovic, who was a great help and provided lots of love and encouragement.

CHILDS, Tyler Joseph
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 22, 2015
CHILDS, Tyler Joseph "TJ"
- 24, Dartmouth, passed away suddenly May 20, 2015 at home. Born in Stephenville, NL, he was a son of Lynn Childs and Claude Kerfont. TJ was a loving, caring and funny person who will forever be in our hearts and thoughts. We will never forget that smile on his face. Besides his parent he is survived by his common law spouse, Dawn Siteman; son, Tyson both of Dartmouth; step father, Joseph Laffin; brothers, Phillip Hibbs, Wyatt Hayter; sister, Addison Hayter; grandparents, Nathaniel and Edna Childs; Claude and Marion Benoit; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his papa, Charles Laffin. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Cole Harbour Funeral Home, 1234 Cole Harbour Road, where visitation will be held 7-9 pm Tuesday. A celebration of Tyler's life will be held 7 PM Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Private family interment at a later date. Donations in memory may be made to charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent by visiting

GAGNON, Louise Anne Marie
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 9, 2015
(July 25, 1948 - May 4, 2015)
GAGNON, Louise Anne Marie
, age 66 of Truro, passed away on May 4 2014 at home. Born in Corner Brook, N.L, she was the daughter of the late Nellie (Tremblett) O'Brien and Egide Gagnon. Louise was a member of the Truro Alliance Church, and the CMHA Friendship Club. She also treasured the friendships she had with her friends and neighbours at Parkview Terrace . Louise is survived by her sons, Dylan (Christine) Da Silva and Robin (Lara) Da Silva; sisters Colette (Jacek) Prosniewski, Claire (Bob) Gagnon, and Camille Dennell; brothers, Robert Gagnon and Paul (Beth) Gagnon. She was predeceased by her sister Annette. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held at 10:30am on Sunday May 17 in the Truro Alliance Church, 29 Philip St., Truro, N.S, Pastor Scott Penner officiating. An informal gathering to celebrate Louise's life will be held from 2-5pm on the same day, May 17 at 8 Russell Drive, Lawrencetown, NS. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). Online condolences may be made by visiting the Dartmouth Chapel at

HAMILTON, Ivy Barbara
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 30, 2015
(December 9, 1920 - May 28, 2015)
Ivy Barbara Oldford Hamilton
, 94 years young, passed away early on May 28, 2015. She grew up in the beautiful seaside village of Red Cliffe, NL. Ivy is predeceased by her husband Ray, son Ray, her loving parents Frederick and Virtue Oldford, sister Triffinia, brothers Rex (Beth), Augustus and Jack (Pearl). She is survived by daughter Patricia (Jim), son Mark (Craig), daughter-in-law Cathy, granddaughter Sarah, grandsons Matthew (Angela), Jonathan (Jessie), Joshua, Mark (Natalie), and great grandsons Jackson and Ocean.

Ivy had a wonderful childhood in Newfoundland full of fond memories. Ivy worked for the war effort in Preston (Cambridge), Ontario briefly in World War 2. She met her future husband Ray in St. John's, NL., during the War and married him in Halifax in 1945. They moved to Dartmouth in 1956 where Ivy lived until her passing. Ivy was a dedicated volunteer with the Royal Canadian Legion Somme Branch Ladies Auxiliary, Woodlawn Food Bank, St. Luke's Anglican Church and many other organizations. Ivy learned to drive in her early 40's and lived independently well into her 80's. She was an ardent walker who went out daily in the wee hours. Ivy loved to return home to Newfoundland to visit family and friends. She was an beautiful singer and a member of St. Luke's Church Choir for over 40 years. She continued to enjoy singing in her later years at Oakwood Terrace Nursing Home, Dartmouth. Ivy was a devoted mother and grandmother who put family first above all else. She enjoyed many family trips to places such as New England, Ontario, California and Utah.

Service to be held Monday, June 1 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Luke's Anglican Church, Veterans Avenue, Dartmouth followed by tea/social. Interment at 3:30 p.m. at St. Paul's United Church cemetery, Carleton Village, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia. Flowers appreciated or donations can be made to St. Michael's Anglican Church, Red Cliffe, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland A0C 2B0 or to Oakwood Terrace Recreation Department, 10 Mount Hope Avenue, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B2Y 4K1. Ivy's family would like to thank care givers Valerie, Stella, Wanda, Marjorie, and Betty, Oakwood Terrace Unit C staff, recreation staff and Dr. Mary Moriarty. Arrangements entrusted to A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Dartmouth. Online condolences may be viewed or sent to:

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 27, 2015
HAMILTON (Wagner), Karen Lynn, RN
, It is with great sadness that the family of Karen Lynn Hamilton announces her sudden, untimely passing at her home in Waverley on Friday, May 22, 2015 at the age of 52. Born May 9, 1963 in Happy Valley NL, she was the daughter of Kathleen "Kay" (Veinot) and the late Albert "Abby" Wagner. Karen graduated from the Victoria General School of Nursing in 1983 and spent her nursing career working at the Victoria General and the Halifax Infirmary Hospital sites. Karen was a dedicated and compassionate nurse that continuously touched the lives of many people, including her peers and the people under her care.Karen's life was filled with joy, energy and passion. She made sure that every minute of every day was devoted to pleasing someone or bettering their life. She took pride in not only her hard work, but in the dedication she had towards her home and garden. Karen blessed her loved ones with her endearing spirit and will always be remembered for her generosity. Karen always valued the time spent helping her son through his life transitions. She also treasured the wonderful weekends spent with her partner Don at the cabin they built together.Karen leaves her beloved son, Logan Hamilton (Jany Blanchard), Halifax; her partner Don Josey, Halifax; her mother Kay Wagner, Milford; her maternal grandmother Verna Tobin, Bridgewater; her brothers Karl (Heather), Shubenacadie and Andrew "Andy" (Rhonda Morrow), Shubenacadie; and a wide circle of wonderful family and friends who adored her.Cremation has taken place under the care of Ettinger Funeral Home. A celebration of Karen's life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at St. John's United Church in Fall River, which will be followed by a reception at the same location. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hope For Wildlife, as Karen deeply loved nature and animals. On-line condolences, words of comfort, and memories of Karen can be shared with the family at

JONES, Corey Jason
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 11, 2015
Corey Jason Jones
- 41, of Port Williams passed away May 6, 2015. Corey was born on June 12, 1973 in Baie Verte, Nfld., and then moved to a beautiful spot by the beach in Deep Brook, Nova Scotia. Corey being a mover and a goer moved up to the Valley and brought along his great ability to make anyone laugh. During his first years in the Valley he met Melissa and they brought three beautiful girls into this world. Corey could not have been any prouder of his girls. They are and always will be the center of his world. His next stop in life was his last with the love of his life, Jane Fitzgerald. Corey has made many, many friends (too many to name) along the way. Those friends have shared the many adventures he enjoyed from fishing, hunting, trucks, guns, bows and arrows to sitting smoking and having a double, double at Timmies! Corey is survived by his fiancé, Jane; his daughters, Cassidy, Dana and Sara; the girls' mother, Melissa; his mother, Coreen Vroom, Deep Brook; his sister, Rebecca (Mike) Murphy, P.E.I.; niece, Emily and nephew, Urban; aunt, Michelle (Perry) Critch, Fort McMurray; uncle, Dion, Barrie, Ontario; grandmother, Mary Margaret Jones; cousins, Chantell (Kyle) Pollard, Jessica Critch (Mike), Riley, Brayden, Taylor and Megan. Corey was predeceased by his step-father, Brian Vroom, and grandfather, Garret Jones. A celebration of his life is to be held at the Port Williams Community Center from 6-8 p.m., Monday May 11, 2015. Family flowers only. Donations in memory can be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.

JONES, Lorna
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 4, 2015
(January 22, 1966 - May 1, 2015)
May 1, 2015
, Lorna lost the final challenge of her life, surrounded by her loving family who helped her say goodbye. Born in Gander, NL, January 22, 1966, she is survived by her parents, Lorne and Carol Jones, her brother, Paul (Edwin Whittle) and sister Shauna (Gerry LeBlanc); her nieces Morgan and Sophie LeBlanc; Lauren and Hannah Jones, special aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her very dear grandmother, Johanna Morgan with whom she had a special bond and her maternal grandfather, Herbert Morgan, and paternal grandparents, Cecil and Effie Jones. She was a gentle soul who displayed great courage in her many physical struggles. She took comfort in movies and music, with a special love for Phantom of the Opera and Andre Rieu, whom she was able to meet. She enjoyed watching wrestling, road trips with her parents, and a good game of Crazy Eights. She was passionate about advocating for her dear friends at Glasgow Hall as Vice President of the Residents Council and she helped them with their challenges while dealing with her own. She will be dearly missed by all who she touched, including her special friends and caregivers at Parkland. A special thank you to the doctors and nurses at the Emergency and ICU units of the Dartmouth General Hospital who took such good care of her in her final days. To honor her life, her parents will receive visitors in their home, 15 Portland Estates Blvd., Dartmouth on Wednesday, May 6 from 6 - 9pm. Cremation has taken place, interment and graveside service to take place in Newfoundland at a later date. Family flowers only. In her memory, donations may be made to Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation or the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. Online condolences (Dartmouth Chapter).
"Wishing you were somehow here again."

LEAHEY, Marjorie
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 30, 2015
(November 5, 1925 - May 27, 2015)
Marjorie (Browne) Leahey
of Halifax died Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at her daughter Shelagh's home in Port Maitland, Nova Scotia. Marjorie was born in St. John's Newfoundland to Mary (Harris) Browne and William J. Browne, November 5, 1925. She had one sister, Madeleine (John Murphy), and two brothers, William and Peter. After Marjorie's mother died, her father married Mary Roche and they had a son, Edward, and a daughter, Antonia. Following Mary Roche's death, her father married Mae Buckley Fleming (daughter Margot Ryan) and, when Mae died, he married Nora Elphinstone Renouf.

When Marjorie was twelve years old she began attending the Convent of the Sacred Heart School in Halifax. She later trained as a registered nurse at the Halifax Infirmary and she worked as a nurse in Halifax. Marjorie married Arthur Leahey of Saint John, New Brunswick, and the couple moved to Windsor, Nova Scotia. While living in Windsor, they welcomed a family of eight-four girls and four boys. She became involved in the work of St. John the Evangelist Church in Windsor and, after the family's move to Halifax in 1962, with St. Thomas Aquinas Church and later St. Agnes Church.

Marjorie was active in the Catholic Women's League most of her married life and was a member of her church choirs. She was also a member of the Professional Engineers' Wives and on the board of the YWCA. Marjorie loved the friends she made while playing bridge and was a member of bridge clubs in Halifax for more than 50 years. In her early fifties she attended St. Mary's University and graduated with her Bachelor of Arts alongside her youngest son, Terry.

Family was the centre of Marjorie's life and she, in turn, was the hub of her family. She loved to hear details of the lives of her children and their partners, her grandchildren and all their friends. She relished their successes and worried about their troubles. Marjorie's only request of her family was that they care for her in her later years and the steady stream of traffic to and from her home was evidence of their care.

Marjorie was predeceased by her loving husband Arthur and her dear son Tom. She leaves behind her brothers Father William and Peter (Michelle Tercinet); her daughter-in-law Marion (Lohnes); daughters Madeleine (Howard Snow), Shelagh, Brenda (Harry Young) and Kathleen (Gus Nikoletsos); sons James (Ann Mann), Robert (Eileen Driscoll) and Terrence (Rebecca Lancaster); grandchildren James, Keya and Michael Leahey, Christopher (Sarah Moore), Megan (Julian Smith) and Nicholas Snow, Shawn, Matthew (Elina Kostopoulos) and James Leahey, Andrew, Allison, Elizabeth and Victoria Young, Adam and Eleni Nikoletsos, and Benjamin and Shai Leahey and Rachel Lancaster; great grandchildren William and Ainsley Snow and Elias Leahey; and many nieces and nephews in Canada and the United States. The family is deeply appreciative of the care Marjorie received from Dr. Mary Sidhom, Home Care and VON in both Halifax and Yarmouth, and the Heart Function Clinic, Halifax.

Visitation will take place at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax, Tuesday June 2 from 4pm until 8pm. Her funeral Mass will be at St. Agnes Church, 6903 Mumford Rd., Halifax, (902-454-8200) Wednesday June 3 at 10:00am, with a lunch and reception to follow immediately in St. Agnes Church hall. The burial will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Marjorie would be delighted if you plant a flower in her memory in your garden. For those wishing to make a monetary donation in Marjorie's memory, please consider Covenant House, 20 Gerrard Street E., Toronto, ON, M5B 2P3 (, a charity Marjorie supported.

LUSHMAN, Norman Matthew
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 8, 2015

62, Halifax, passed away on May 3, 2015 at the Palliative Care at the QEII in Halifax. Born on November 20, 1952 in Ramea, Newfoundland he was the son of the late John and Mary Lushman. Norman went to the School for the Deaf in St. John's, Newfoundland then to the Vocational School in Amherst. He worked at a fish plant in Newfoundland for years then moved to Halifax. His passion was cooking and he later worked at the Lord Nelson as a Cook until his illness. Norman enjoyed playing Dingo (Deaf bingo) and socializing with friends. Norman is survived by brothers, Jack (Jane); Dave (Sharon); Roland (Peggy); Edwin (Jackie); Wayne (Kayla); and Thomas; sisters, Elsie (Cyril) Noseworthy; Ada (John) Clothier; Louise (Nick) Brayon; several nieces, nephews, cousins and also close family and friends. He will be missed by his beloved cat Dale. Norman's family want to express many thanks to Betty MacDonald, Richard Martell, Mary Green and Mabel and Frank D'Eon for all their patience with him through his illness. They are true friends and will always be cherished. There will be a Memorial Service at a later date followed by a reception at Northwood, 2615 Northwood Terrace. Burial will be in Ramea, Newfoundland. In lieu of flowers, donations in Norman's memory may be made to SDHHNS or the Northwood Deaf Activity Fund. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Lindsay Annapolis Valley Funeral Home and Chapels (Wolfville Funeral Chapel) (902) 542-4656. Online condolences may be made by visiting

MacDONALD, Theresa Maud
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 27, 2015
(1923 - 2015)

It is with great sadness that the family of Theresa Maud MacDonald, 91, of Lunenburg, announces her passing on Monday, May 25, 2015 at Cook Villa Home for Seniors, Cookville. Born in Hunts Island, Burgeo, NF, she was the daughter of the late, John W. and Sarah Strickland. Theresa married her husband Ward in 1946 and in the early 1950's they moved from their native Newfoundland to Lunenburg which became their chosen home. Theresa loved her new community and was a faithful member of St. John's Anglican Church where she enjoyed being a part of the Ladies aid and the Altar Guild. She loved working with her hands and everything she did, from knitting and crotchet to gardening and housekeeping, received her trademark meticulous and loving touch. Her Love for the community of Lunenburg was perhaps only surpassed by the deep and abiding love she had for her nieces and nephews and she will be missed by many.

Theresa is survived by her special nieces, Gladys (Andrew) Collicutt, Lunenburg; Mary Cross, Chester Basin; Ann Strickland, Lunenburg; nephew, David (Colleen) Dartmouth, and their mother, Vera Strickland, Lunenburg; great-niece, Angela; great-nephew, Fred; great-grandniece, Ava and great-grandnephew, Ethan; her half-sister, Edith Jane Anderson, of Alberta; half-brothers, James Strickland, Richard Strickland, and Ward Strickland and their families, all of Burgeo, NL, and Theresa's husband Ward's extended family. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Ward in 2006, sister, Mariah, brothers, John and Abraham; step-mother, Bertha; half-sister, Minnie Barter and half-brother, Isaac Strickland.

Friends are invited to share their memories of Theresa with her family during visitation on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg. Funeral service to celebrate Theresa's life will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg, Archdeacon Michael Mitchell, officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. A special and heartfelt thank you is extended to the staff at Cook Villa, especially Carole, Trena and Bea for the exceptional and compassionate care given to Theresa. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. John's Anglican Church, The VON, Lunenburg County or to a charity of your choice.

PARSONS, Gerald Brooks
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 9, 2015
Gerald Brooks Parsons
, P.Eng. 92, Doctors Brook, Antigonish County passed May 7 2015 in Green Meadows Community Residence for Seniors, North Grant. Gerald was born in Lush's Bight Newfoundland March 26 1923, and at the age of ten months moved with his family to Brooklyn NY, where he spent the first ten years of his life. In 1933 Gerald's oldest uncle was lost at sea and family responsibility required a returned to Newfoundland. At the age of fifteen he was the first person from the one room school house in Lush's Bight to complete the Provincial Exams successfully. As his father sickened and had to give up fishing, Gerald enrolled at Memorial University of Newfoundland to study Engineering. Upon attaining his Engineering Diploma, he left for the Technical University Nova Scotia in Halifax to complete his studies. Upon his arrival in Halifax he met the love of his life Mary Tompkins. In 1953 they married and three children followed in quick succession. Gerald was first and foremost a family man, and was dedicated to all of them. Gerald was highly regarded and respected in his field, first with the Department of Highways until his retirement in 1983 from Dexter Construction. Gerald loved sailing, a good game of cards, gardening, golf, the Blue Jays, old Scotch, the Cape Breton Highlands, and lots of engaging conversations. Known for his sharp wit and skillful debating, leading to many long after dinner discussions. Gerald was widely read and a philosophical man. Just knowing him was an eduction, and an entertaining one.

He is predeceased by his parents, Rupert and Bertha (Brooks), grandson Daniel, and his wife Mary. He is survived by one sister, Jean, (Dr. Cyril Poole), Sackville NB. He survived by his three children, Bruce, Brenda (John) Cameron, Blair (Cindy Dorey), and grandchildren: Julia (Michael) and Nicholas Parsons, Jerrold (Ann Francis) Cameron, Melissa (Brendan) Hines, Margaret (Adrian), Cameron, Rebecca (Sean) Cameron, Adam and Anna Parsons: and ten great grandchildren, Ewan Cameron, Mya, Jon, Sadie and Sam Hines; Brooke, Elsa, Lauchlin and Andrew Cameron, and Quinn Holley. He led a full and very colourful life and left us all enriched and thankful. All agreed, a life well lived.

Visitation 2-4pm Sunday, May 10, in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Funeral Mass 11:00am Monday in St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Arisaig, Rev Colin MacKinnon presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery. A heartfelt thank you goes out to Lee and the staff of Green Meadows Retirement Home for their kindness and loving care.

REARDON, Doris "Joyce"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 12, 2015
(May 15, 1929 - May 26, 2015)
REARDON, Doris Joyce (May 15th 1929 - May 26th 2015)

It is with deep sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Doris Joyce Reardon, 86, of Halifax (Parkland on the Gardens) on May 26, 2015 in the presence of family members. Joyce was the daughter of Albert Hollett of Burin, Newfoundland and Mayme Sophia (Myers) of Wentworth, Nova Scotia and the beloved wife of Kenneth V. Reardon Sr., of Halifax. A consummate mother with tremendous moral character and strength, as well as simple values, Joyce was always first and foremost a nurturing mother to her family. Growing up in a generation focused on wealth and status, Joyce put all that aside and chose to be, in the words of her family, "just a beautiful person." She had no greater passion or priority in life than raising and caring for her family. She practiced sacrifice and selflessness as a way of life, whether it meant foregoing her career to undergo 10 pregnancies in 10 years, or leaving her big city home and her friends and social activities to move to a farm in order to help her youngest girls pursue their dreams of raising horses and riding. Her love for children and family was unequalled. Whether she spent time taking her children to lessons at the Waeg, chasing them around the beach at Hubbards, cheering them on through school and other events or mucking out the horse stalls at the farm in Scotch Village with her daughters, time spent with her family triumphed all else.

Joyce was a true friend to all and welcomed everyone to her home. In her own way she exemplified and promoted an open-minded and tolerant world. A favorite moment was her singing of "Let There be Peace on Earth" with the family during gatherings. She tirelessly organized family parties and gatherings, looking for any reason or occasion to unite immediate and related families. She would spend days preparing food, pies, jams and other goodies to feed anyone who arrived. Family, friends and visitors always received Joyce's unwavering attention. With them, she was engaged, empathetic and genuinely interested in what they had to say. Friends visiting would spend hours sitting in the kitchen or living room talking to her. She was a charismatic person who could talk openly to her children's teenage friends as easily as she could to Queen Elizabeth, whom she met during a royal visit to Windsor, Nova Scotia in 1976. Joyce was also a loving and caring soul who readily showed her affection whenever she greeted family and friends. She always welcomed them with hugs and kisses and made a point of ending every conversation or visit with "I love you."

Joyce was born on May 15, 1929 in Halifax. A graduate of Halifax's Queen Elizabeth High School in 1947, she worked briefly as a dental assistant before marrying her one true love, Ken, in 1952 and beginning their family. Only her love for her high school sweetheart, Ken, surpassed her love for family. Joyce and Ken spent 70 wonderful years together, 63 of those married. Ken's fondest memories still include kissing her and, more recently, being by her side at Parkland and just holding hands. As a young couple, they enjoyed friends in many Halifax social circles, loved dancing and wowed many a teenager at their children's house parties with renditions of the jive and the jitterbug. As their children aged, Joyce and Ken travelled regularly to Bermuda and in retirement spent many years wintering in Florida along with frequently travelling elsewhere to international tennis events, where Ken represented Canada on senior national teams.

Joyce was also an avid sports enthusiast and athlete. She was a former provincial basketball champion with the Halifax Blue Cagettes as well as an accomplished tennis player and curler as a young adult. Her children followed in her footsteps, going on to represent Nova Scotia and Canada in a wide range of sports at provincial, national and international events. Joyce enjoyed following professional sports and loved spending evenings with family and friends cheering for Michael Jordan, Roger Federer, Wayne Gretzky and, more recently, Sidney Crosby, who was born on the same day as one of her granddaughters. She regularly attended the Rogers Cup Tennis Championships in Ontario and Quebec with Ken and family members. She also made a point of attending professional basketball and hockey games whenever the opportunity arose.

Joyce enjoyed spending quiet time in her sunroom watching sports on TV and doing crossword puzzles or playing cards with Ken. She also loved to garden and walk or play with the dogs and other animals at the farm in Scotch Village and later at her daughter's home in Enfield.

Born into the Anglican Church, Joyce became a devout Catholic and the family's spiritual leader after marrying Ken. She was actively involved with several parishes through her life as the family relocated within the Halifax and Windsor areas and Florida. These included St. Michaels (Spryfield), St. Agnes, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. John The Evangelist (Windsor), St. Clements (Dartmouth), St. Bernard (Enfield) and St. Martha's in Sarasota, Florida. Her spirituality and faith had a strong influence on the values of her family and provided her with the inner strength to overcome cancer and other emotional and health challenges. In 1977 doctors diagnosed Joyce with pancreatic cancer and gave her only a few months to live. As her physical strength waned she showed an amazing will to survive, recover and overcome the cancer, as well as several other traumatic events in her later years. Joyce lived to welcome 22 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren into this world over the next 38 years. She endured to ensure she was here for most of her children's adult life. Our family could not have been more blessed.

Joyce never stopped giving. She donated regularly to the church and as a cancer survivor herself sought to improve the lives of others with regular donations to charities such as the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, MS Society and the QEII Foundation.

Joyce is survived by husband Ken Reardon Sr.; her six daughters, Debbie Lawrence (Dave), Judy Dauphinee (Alan), Carol Reardon, Kathy McDonah (Stephen), Linda Reardon Peverill, Paula Reardon; and her two sons, Ken Reardon Jr. (Cindy) and Terry Reardon (Rhonda). She is also survived by her sister Shirley Marowitch, 21 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and brother in law Charles Reardon. She was predeceased by her grandson, Peter Strong; her sister, Constance (Connie) Grimes, brother, Don Hollett and son in law, Larry Peverill. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Dr. Laurie Mallory and Path Clinic staff as well as Dr. Valerie Lewis, nursing and operations staff at Parkland on the Gardens and private caregiver specialist Glenda Hibbs, for their care, support and friendship through Joyce's last few years. We also wish to acknowledge the efforts of our sister, Carol Reardon, who for the last several years has provided, coordinated and managed home and support care, medical care and appointments for both our mother and father.

Visitation will be held at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive in Halifax, on June 17th, 2015 between 1 p.m.-4 p.m. and 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at St. Agnes Church on June 18th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Morris officiating. She has been cremated as per her wishes and interment will follow at later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through the IWK Children's Hospital Foundation Office at 902-470-8085. Donations can alternatively be made to the Centre for Health Care of the Elderly, QEII Health Sciences Centre, PATH Clinic on-line at (Please direct your contributions to the PATH fund T858).
"You dedicated your life to nurture, protect and love your family. You will always be in our hearts.
We Love You Nanie!"

RILEY, Oliver Andrew
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 28, 2015
(September 8, 1972 - May 26, 2015)
RILEY, Oliver Andrew
age 42 years of Dartmouth passed away peacefully on May 26, 2015 at Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Embree, Newfoundland he was a son of the late Oliver Elsworth and Mary Collins. Oliver loved to travel, he lived life to the fullest and always did it his way. He was a wonderful son and brother and will be deeply missed. He is survived by sisters Vera Warren, Annie Williams and Ellen Riley. Brothers, Robert (Irene), Eddie (Marion), Sam (Tanya) and William, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his partner Bernie Feener, a sister Sarah and a brother Kenneth. Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen Street, Dartmouth. Online condolences by visiting

STOODLEY, Frances Eileen
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 6, 2015
(1932 - 2015)

It is with great sadness that the family of Frances Eileen Stoodley, 82, of Lunenburg, announces her passing on Monday, May 4, 2015 at the Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born in Bay de L'Eau Island, NL, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Laura (Strowbridge) Bullen. Over the years, Frances worked in the fish plants of Fisheries Products International and National Sea Products. She was a member of St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg. Family and friends were a big part of Frances's life and she enjoyed spending time with them at the cottage in Crooked Lake. She always thought of others first and many will remember Frances and her husband Reuben for taking in a friend that needed a home.

Frances is survived by her daughters, Sandra Skinner, Bridgewater, Brenda (Dwight) Tanner, Schnare's Crossing; son, Morley (Kathy) Stoodley, Spruce Grove, AL; sisters, Marjorie Morgan, Dorothy Shepherd both of NL; Violet Bishop, Bridgewater; brother, Clayton Bullen, NL; seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Reuben, daughter, Wanda, son-in-law, Wallace Skinner, sister, Julia, and brothers, Isaac and Leo.

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg, where a service to celebrate Frances's life will be held, Monday, May 11, 2015 at 11:00 am, Archdeacon Michael Mitchell, officiating. Interment will be at a later date in NL. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Kidney Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or to any other charity.

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 15, 2015
(April 19, 1927 - May 12, 2015)

Age 88 of Halifax, passed away on Tuesday May 12, 2015 in the Victoria General Hospital. Born in Red Cove, Newfoundland to the late John James and Clara Strowbridge. She was predeceased by her husband of 41 years Clifford Vallis and her only son William Aaron. She was predeceased by her sister Clara and brothers John, Reginald and Clyde. She is survived by her daughters Elizabeth and son Rob, Halifax Tammy Mazurimm (Andreas) and sons Kevin, Kristopher and Brandon Ottawa and William's children John and Jackie Halifax. Also survived by sisters Annie Myles of Halifax and Ethel Blagdon of Coombs Cove Newfoundland. Rita was a life time member of the Women's Legion Auxiliary branch 142 Fairview. A special thank you to the VON, especially Caitlin and Jamie and as well the Continuing Home Care workers Vinette and Mary Ann.

Visitation will take place at Snow's Funeral Home 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax on Sunday May 17,2015 from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm. Ladies Legion Auxiliary service will be at 7 pm at Snow's Funeral Home. The funeral service will take place on Monday May 18,2015 at 11:00 am at the Cathedral Church of All Saints, 1340 Martello Street, Halifax, NS B3H 2Z1. Rev Dr. Helen Ryding officiating. Reception to follow in the Great Hall. Donations may be made to The Cathedral Church of All Saints. Online condolences may be sent to www.jasnowfuneralhome



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