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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
November 2015


BOWE, Kevin Joseph
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 14, 2015
(November 10, 1937 - November 12, 2015)
BOWE, Kevin Joseph
- age 78, Auburn, Kings Co., passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2015, in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in St. John's, Nfld., he was a son of the late Roache and Stella (Raymond) Bowe. Kevin was a proud Newfoundlander and was always telling folks that he was from "The Goulds". He was a devoted, loyal fan of both the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Blue Jays and always followed news & current events. He loved watching old Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts & The Best of Johnny Carson DVDs, especially at Christmas. Kevin owned and operated Bowe's Janitorial Services for many years.

He was devoted to his family, friends and business associates and will be sadly missed by his beloved grand dog, J.R. Surviving are his wife, Darlene C. (Saunders) Bowe; son, Darrin, Auburn; daughter, Vicki, Halifax; brothers, Bob (Diane), Innisfil, Ont.; Billy, Toronto, Ont.; sisters, Floss McLeod, Jane Stanley, both of St. John's Nfld.; Bernice (Robert) Doyle, Petty Harbour, Nfld.; sisters-in-law, Beatrice (Gene) Irvin, Auburn; Beverley Baltzer, Port Williams; several nieces & nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Clara, Rita, Laura and Marcie; brothers, Rodger, John and Dave, father and mother-in-law, Vic & Kay Saunders.

Visitation will take place from 4-6 p.m., Sunday in the Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., toll free 1-855-825-3448, from where a Celebration of Life will take place from 2-4 p.m., Monday, November 16, with Prayers and Remarks at 3 p.m. Cremation will follow with Interment in Newfoundland at a later date. Family flowers only, donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. A special thank you from the family to Dr. MacGuire and staff at the Valley Regional Hospital for the care shown to Kevin. On-line guest book may be signed by visiting:

CLUETT, Charles Evely
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 7, 2015
(July 20, 1930 - November 5, 2015)
CLUETT, Charles Evely
-age 85, of Dartmouth, passed away on November 5th, 2015 in the QEII, Halifax Infirmary. Born in Garnish, N.L., he was a son of the late Martha and George Cluett. Charles began his career as a school teacher in Coombs Cove, NL then worked at the Toronto Dominion Bank in Toronto, Ont. He moved to Halifax to begin his career in the insurance industry and later founded Cluett Insurance where he worked until his retirement. He was also the founder of the Olde Colony Social Club of Dartmouth. Charles is survived by his second wife of 48 years, Joyce (Graham); his daughters, Joyce (Barry) Gilmore, of Terrace Bay, Ont., Janice Stewart, of North Bay, Ontario; grandchildren, Adam, Amanda (Chris), Elliott and Shannon; and four great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Gerald (Hilda), and sister Gertrude Moulton and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Sunday November 8th and Monday November 9th in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. The funeral service will take place at 2pm on Tuesday November 10th, in the funeral home chapel, Rev. Matthew Sponagle officiating. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens with a reception to follow in the funeral home. Flowers are welcome. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. A special thanks to the EHS first responders and the staff of 8.4, QEII, for their kindness and care. Online condolences may be made by visiting the Dartmouth Chapel at

COLLIER, William Alexander "Bill" "Sandy"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 20, 2015

Age 92, Halifax, passed away November 18, 2015 at the Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building QEII. Born in Rose Blanche, NL, he was a son of the late Samuel and Annie (Smith) Collier. He was known as Sandy. In his earlier years, Sandy was a fisherman on schooners out of Newfoundland. He served in the Merchant Navy during WWII. He then worked as a stationary engineer with DND, retiring after 31 years of service. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 152 and was a member of Emmanuel Anglican Church, Spryfield. In his younger years he loved hunting and fishing. He enjoyed gardening, loved music, singing, dancing and telling stories of his many adventures at sea and abroad. After retiring, Sandy and his wife Margaret travelled, spending many winters in Florida. Also they spent a lot of their summers in Newfoundland, where he loved berry picking and visiting family and friends.

Margaret was the love of his life. He is survived by his daughter, Sandra MacDonald (Doug), Sambro; sons, Donald (Deloris), Williamswood; Darrell, Halifax; grandchildren, David (Desaree); Brian (Shelly); Tracy (Robbie); Angela; Stephen (Charlene); 6 great grandchildren; brother, Gerald, Port Aux Basque, Nfld; sisters, Loretta Gillard (Leander), Sudbury, Ont.; Bessie Price, Centralia, Washington, U.S.A. He was predeceased by his loving wife Margaret (Marsden) Collier; brothers, Wesley, Ronald, Howard, John, Stanley, Wilson; sisters, Cassie, Joyce, Edna, Marjorie, Mabel, Florence, Annie, Maude and Clara.

Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. 149 Herring Cove Rd., where visitation will be Sunday, November 22 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held from Emmanuel Anglican Church 322 Herring Cove Rd. Monday November 23, at 1 p.m. Interment to take place in Emmanuel Anglican Cemetery. Special thanks to the nursing staff at 4east for their outstanding care and especially in his last days towards the end.

ESTEY, Malcolm "David"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 18, 2015
(1964 - 2015)
Estey, Malcolm "David"
- 51, Murray Siding (Truro), passed away peacefully with his wife by his side after a courageous struggle with cancer on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Dave was the son of Dolores "Dee" (Brien) and the late Malcolm "Mac" Estey. Dave and his family moved to Nova Scotia when he was just a young boy, and he started school in Hilden and, soon moved to Truro, where he completed school. While still in high-school, he began work as a clothing salesman and Dave had many successes during his career which culminated with ownership of a very successful photo copy agency.

Dave's greatest achievements, however, came in his personal life as husband to Sylvia and stepfather ("Dude") to Alex and Madison and in service to his community. Dave's kindness and unquestioned support were inspirational for many people and it was clear that he found his calling in the service of his community and the love of his family. Dave was an enthusiastic Harley rider, and found brotherhood as a member of his motorcycle club. Over the past 15 years he and Sylvia travelled joyfully with friends all over Canada, the USA and in the Dominican Republic. Dave was also a greater music lover, finding a sense of self in the poetry of his chosen artists.

Dave will be remembered by his family and many friends for his strength of character, his frank and honest approach to life and his unique brand of humour. He was loved by many and we will struggle to fill the "Dave-sized" hole left in our lives. Besides his wife Sylvia (Roberts) and his mother Dee, Dave is survived by his step-children, Alex and Madison d'Entremont, Murray Siding; brother, Steven (Anne) and their son Isai, Dartmouth; sister, Jane, Vancouver. Dave was predeceased by his father Malcolm.

Cremation has taken place. A time of visitation will be held on Thursday, November 19, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., with a memorial service on Friday November 20 at 11:00 a.m. all in the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Truro Homeless Outreach Society or the St. Vincent DePaul Society of Immaculate Conception Church. Live webcasting will begin at 10:58 a.m. (Atlantic Time) and is available along with condolences and donations at:

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 23, 2015
Vivian Fleming
, age 90 passed away peacefully at Gables Lodge in Amherst on Thursday, November 19, 2015. Born in 1925, Channel/Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland. She was the daughter of the Late Gladys Jane (Mills) and Frederick William Billard. She was a member of St. Pauls Anglican Church, I.O.D.E. and volunteered with many organizations in Halifax. She is survived by son Donald (Toronto), daughter Susan and husband Bill Hiltz (Amherst); grandsons Jacob and Mason; sisters, Phyllis (Corner Book), Joan (Rev. Ronald Lee), St. John's; brothers Robert (Leona), Oakville and Clayton (Violet), Port-aux-Basques. Predeceased by her husband Joseph; sisters, Margaret, and Ruth, and brothers George, Roy and Ralph. Arrangements are under the care and supervision of Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church Street, Amherst (902-667-8777). As per Vivian's wishes her cremated remains will be interred in the family plot later in the Spring in Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland. Donations in memory of Vivian may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Vivian's online memorial at or through the funeral home Facebook page.

SANGER, Norman Gerald
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 13, 2015
(January 24, 1938 - November 7, 2015)
Surrounded by his family, Norman Gerald Sanger passed away at 77 years young on Saturday, November 7th, 2015 at St. Michael's Hospital after a brief illness. He was an avid hockey player until the very end, a passionate painter, a choir singer as well as a barbershopper. Norm was a man who loved to dance and celebrate. He was a fisherman, a community volunteer, a true friend to many and above all, a proud Newfoundlander. Survived by his loving wife Yvonne. Also survived by 5 of his 15 siblings, William, Nettie, Fred, Roy and Marge. Loving father of 4 sons; Tim (Mary), Gary (Karen), Bill (Carol) and Norman (Kim). Grandpa to 9 grandchildren; Vanessa (Shawn), Nicole, Natalie (Adam), Joshua, Jacob, Clayton, Marcus, Cole and Lauren. Papa to 2 great-grandchildren; Isabelle and Gabriel. Uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents; Timothy and Violet, by 10 of his siblings and by his infant grandson, Adam.

Visitation will take place at the Courtice Funeral Chapel, 1587 Highway 2, Courtice, on Friday, November 13th, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held at Faith United Church, 1778 Nash Rd., Courtice, on Saturday, November 14th, at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. We would like to thank the staff at St. Michael's Hospital for their outstanding care and kindness. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Michael's Foundation. Online condolences and memories may be forwarded through

Tavenor James "Tav"
, - 84, of Granville Ferry. Tav as he was so commonly known passed away November 9, 2015, in the Annapolis Community Health Centre, Annapolis Royal following a lengthy illness. Born on September 1, 1931, in Hearts Content, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. He was a son of the late Abe and Effie (Burrage) Tavenor. Following the drowning of his father at a young age Tav moved to Grand Falls-Windsor. In 1945 Tav began his working career in St John's, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1951 from which he retired in 1971. He worked with DND, Greenwood until 1992. In 2004, he moved to Granville Ferry. He was predeceased by his parents; wife, Emma Dale (Keans); brother, Charles; sister, Janie; several nieces and nephews. He is survived by step daughter, Daphne Goucher as well as several nieces and nephews. Tav was a faithful adherent to the Pentecostal Full Gospel Tabernacle, Lequille. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Kaulbach Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Annapolis Royal. Following Tav's wishes there will be a singsparation and celebration of life held 2 pm, Thursday, November 12, in Kaulbach Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Annapolis Royal, with Rev. Herb Townsend officiating. No flowers by request. Interment will be held at a later date in the family plot, Salvation Army Cemetery, Winterton, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Donations in Tav's memory may be sent to Canadian Cancer Society.

THYNNE, Eldon Vance Michael
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 7, 2015
(July 13, 1954 - November 5, 2015)
Eldon Vance Michael Thynne
, age 61, of Wellington, Halifax County, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at home. Born on July 13, 1954, in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, he was the son of Susan (Scanlon) Thynne, of Wellington and the late Robert Eldon Thynne. Eldon spent his childhood in Fairview, later in Wellington, then moved to the Annapolis Valley to raise his family, of whom he was very proud. He then returned to the Halifax area where he was close to his parents and siblings. He enjoyed working as a professional driver for many years. Eldon was extremely compassionate of others in need, caring and kind. Besides his mother, he is survived by his children, Jodie (Evan) Hambrook, Moncton; Vance Kyler Thynne (Martin Poirier), Moncton; and their mother, Kathryn; grandchildren, Cole Denton Hambrook and Rian Hambrook; sisters and brothers, Mary-Louise Orichefsky, Robert, Linda Frandsen, Reta Smith (Merlyn Goodine), Ricky (Kimberly), John, Neil, and Dorothy (Wayne) Stevens, who all live in the Halifax Regional Municipality; numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his father, he was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Joseph Orichefsky; and nieces, Renee Lee and Danielle Orichefsky. Arrangement are under the care of Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home (902-798-2232), 194 King Street, P.O. Box 2218, Windsor, B0N 2T0. Visitation will be held 6-9 pm Sunday, November 8, in St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church, Enfield, where funeral mass will be at 11 am Monday, November 9, 2015, with Father Michael Walsh officiating. Cremation will follow, with burial at 2 pm Tuesday, November 10, in St. Bernard's Parish Cemetery, Enfield.

VALLIS, Edwin George
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 6, 2015
(August 30, 1926 - November 2, 2015)

Born August 30, 1926, in Coombs Cove, Newfoundland, Edwin was the son of Manuel Vallis and Blanche (Bartlett) Vallis. Growing up in Coombs Cove during the depression years, Edwin learned to fish and support the family along with sister Tryphena (Vallis) Smith and his bother Benjamin Vallis (deceased). As a citizen of Newfoundland, Edwin joined the Canadian Army in Halifax on July 4, 1945. He joined many thousands of Canadians who were sent to Vernon, British Columbia, for his basic infantry army training for overseas service. He completed his basic infantry training, but the Second World War came to an end before he was sent overseas.

After his discharge from the Canadian Army, Edwin worked with the Imperial Oil Company on its tanker fleet from 1950 to 1955. Between his seagoing voyages, he returned to Newfoundland and married the love of his life, Hannah Jane (Strowbridge) Vallis in 1951. Back at sea, he served as a fireman and oiler in the engine room onboard several Imperial Oil tankers that travelled around the world as part of the post-war reconstruction of Europe following the Second World War. Edwin later worked in the Goose Bay Strategic Air Command base as an apprentice painter where he acquired his qualification as a painter, the profession he worked at to perfection most of his life.

Together, Edwin and Hannah moved to Nova Scotia and settled in the Dartmouth in 1955. As a professional painter with Parker Brothers Inc., Edwin worked all over Atlantic Canada and was well known for his honesty and dedication to his profession and the fine work that he produced throughout his years. In 1965, Edwin and Hannah adopted a little boy and named him Derek Edwin. He is eternally grateful to be able to call them his parents and feels blessed to have had such wonderful life mentors.

Edwin was a faithful member and volunteer with Emanuel Anglican Church and was often busy painting and doing repair work for the congregation. He was surrounded by many friends and enjoyed spending time at the Newfoundland Club dances or having "a time" playing cards. Never happier than when he was in a boat fishing or cod jigging in Newfoundland, Edwin enjoyed camping and spending time with his family. Like most parents, he particularly enjoyed taking his son to 6 am hockey practices on weekends in the middle of winter!

Edwin was a soft-spoken man who was always very kind and generous. He was a good friend and welcome neighbour who gave his time and offered his skills selflessly to his family and friends. He quite literally would take the shirt off his back for those of his family and friends who were in need. Always in a rush and on to the next job, his family and co-workers lovingly referred to him as the "roadrunner" and in the winter, "Frosty" because he would be the first one up and out to shovel everyone's driveway in his neighbourhood.

Edwin and Hannah were very proud of their only son, Derek Vallis, daughter-in-law, Beth (Cameron) Vallis and their three Grandsons, Cameron, Aaron and Christian. His Grandsons called him "Poppy" and they always looked forward to their many visits where they could play with Derek's old toys and where they might score some sweets (mostly lemon tarts ) and cheesies that they couldn't find at home.

Visitation will be at the Atlantic Funeral Home, Main Street Dartmouth, Sunday, Nov 8 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Church Service will be at Christ Church, Ochterlonery Street, Dartmouth, Monday, Nov 9 at 11am, with a reception to follow in the church hall. Interment will be following the reception for those who wish to attend at the Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, Main Street, Dartmouth.

A very special thank you goes out to all the exceptional staff at the Ivy Meadows in Beaverbank. Their dedication to Edwin's well-being and their compassion and kindness was simply overwhelming. He was truly in the arms of wonderful people and I am certain their loving care made his last difficult days much easier. I would hope that everyone could be as fortunate to have received such care from so many magnificent people. Thank you so very much.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Edwin's name to the Alzheimer's Society or a charity of choice.
I'se The B'y that builds the boat and
I'se The B'y that sails her and
I'se The B'y that catches the fish and
Brings 'em home to Liza
Hip your partner Sally Tibo
Hip your partner Sally Brown
Fogo, Twillinggate, Morgan's Harbour
All around the circle

WHEY, James
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 13, 2015
Passed: November 11, 2015
Whey, James
- 76 of Dartmouth passed away peacefully after a short illness at Willow Hall of the Nova Scotia Hospital on November 11, 2015. Born in Pinchard's Island, Newfoundland he was a son of the Late James and Sarah (Miller) Whey. He was a carpenter and a lifelong artist. Leaving to mourn his children, James (Deanna), Colleen (Alex); grandsons, Devon and Aymon; Brother, Fred (Abbie); sister Ruby (Garfield); his special brother/nephew Eric (Barb); his close fishing buddy Ron and a large circle of friends. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brothers, Ned, Charlie, and Hughie; Sisters Elizabeth, Amy and his ex-wife Lillian. A sincere thank you to the caring staff of Willow Hall. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Cole Harbour Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made by going to

WHITE, Michael Anthony Elias
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 14, 2015
(July 1, 1988 - November 10, 2015)
White, Michael "Mikey" Anthony Elias
- 27 of Halifax, passed away Tuesday November 10th at home. Born in Grand Falls - Windsor, Newfoundland, he was a son of Patricia (Weston) Rhodenizer (nee Barker) and Anthony "Paul" White. As a young man, Michael grew up in Cole Harbour attending and graduating from Auburn High School. Michael started his career with the military as a reservist with the 33rd Service Battalion where he attained the rank of Corporal. He then accepted full time entrance with the Regular Canadian Forces as a Supply Tech. Michael was an avid gamer and enjoyed spending time with friends and family. Michael is survived by his sister, Deana (Stephen) Power; step sister, Diane (Andrew) Dickinson; step brothers, Lance, Aaron and Paul Rhodenizer; nieces, MacKenzie and Katie Power; his dear companion, Samantha Dumas. Visitation will be held from 2-4 & 7-9 pm Sunday November 15th at Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Funeral Service will be held at 1 pm Monday November 16th at the United Pentecostal Church of Dartmouth 293 Main St., Dartmouth. Reverend James Underwood officiating. Interment will take place in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens followed by a reception in the Atlantic Funeral Home reception lounge. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Soldier On or to the Military Family Resource Center (MFRC)



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