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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
April 2016


The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 28, 2016
Date of Birth Saturday, December 5th, 1931
Date of Death Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

It is with great sadness that the family of Ida Belle Anderson, 84, of Lunenburg, announces her passing on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 with her loved ones by her side, at the QE 11, Health Sciences Centre, Infirmary Site, Halifax. Born in Hermitage Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Aquilla and Dessima (Rose) Francis. Ida was a strong individual as indicated by her leaving her out port home in 1964 with three small children to move to her new home in Lunenburg to join her husband Hubert. She took great joy in teaching her many skills to her children and grandchildren. Ida was proud of her work and that of her children. She loved her church of St. John's Anglican and had a tremendous belief. We have all been blessed to have known such a great lady and she has left the world a better place.

Ida is survived by her loving husband Hubert, daughters Selina ( David) Hansen; Heckman's Island, Cathy (James) Johnston; Lunenburg, son, Ralph Anderson; Back Centre, and her sister Mary Fiander; Ramea, NL, grandchildren, Beth (Sheldon) Gillis, Jyll (Sean) VanLeeuwen, Heidi (Richard) Tanner, Holly (Todd) Whynot, Laura (Joel) Selig, Kyle Johnston, 7 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Ida was predeceased by her sister, Juanita, brothers, Roland, Freeman and Oliver.

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. # 3. Lunenburg. No visitation by request. Funeral service to celebrate Ida's life will be held on Friday at 2:00 p.m. at St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Alvin Westgate officiating, assisted by Rev. Reginald MacDonald. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. Flowers from the immediate family only, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation, St. John's Anglican Church or to a charity of your choice.

ELMS, Captain Edgar Atheling 'At'
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 13, 2016
Elms, Captain Edgar Atheling "At"
- Mulgrave, age 90 years. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a great man. Atheling died peacefully on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at home with family and his special nurses by his side. Atheling was born in Bay L'Argent, NL on February 28, 1926 to the late William "Bill" and Edith (West) Elms. Atheling was 11 years old when he would skip school to sail on a schooner with Frank Bond. He also took the local nurse across the bay in a small boat to see patients. It was during this time that Atheling realized his love of the sea. Atheling served in the Second World War with the Merchant Marine from 1942-1945. Atheling and Alma with their first born Eric moved to Halifax for him to continue his long and distinguished career as a commercial fisherman. In 1956 they moved to Glace Bay where he owned and operated his own fishing vessel, The Edith Jane. In 1961 they relocated to Mulgrave, where he was Captain with Acadia Fisheries. Atheling retired from National Sea Products in 1988 as shore Captain in Canso. Following retirement Atheling worked with East Coast Hydraulics, Mulgrave. Atheling was an active member of the Masonic Temple Lodge and the Eastern Star, receiving his 50 year jewel with both. He was also an active member of St. Andrews Anglican Church, Mulgrave.

Atheling is survived by his sister, Emma White, Lewisporte, NL; sons, Eric (Carola), Bolivia; Wayne, Victoria, BC; Ron (Sue), Mulgrave; Mark (Mary), Sarnia, ON; and special daughter, Jane Wilneff, Mulgrave. He was the proud grandfather of Derek, Dawn, Erin, Eric, Karen, Heather, Ashli, Jeffery and Jonathan; great-grandfather of 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Alma (Moulton); brothers, Claude and Albert; brother-in-law, Lloyd, son-in-law, Douglas Wilneff; grandson, Wesley; step-father, Martin Hickey and special aunt, Lizzie. The family would like to thank all the special caregivers who made it possible for Dad to spend his last days at home.

GALE, Marion Sarah
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 9, 2016
(May 16, 1944 - April 6, 2016)
GALE (Felix), Marion Sarah
age 71, of Westphal, passed away on April 6, 2016 passed away at home. Born in Felix Cove, NL, she was a daughter of the late William and Margaret (Duffy) Felix. Marion met the love of her life, Leonard when she was 15 and they married when she was 22. Her world revolved around him and her family. She treasured time spent with family and friends. She would help anyone she could and made everyone feel welcome in her home. She was strong and determined and always did what had to be done. She was famous for her BBQ spare ribs and homemade bread and she had a soft spot for animals.

Marion is survived by her daughter Carol Anne (David Priddle); son Philip; grandchildren, Dylan, Hilary, Lauren, and Sydney; siblings, Florence (Don) Power, Cecelia Russell, Barbie Felix, Jessie Ballard, Thelma (Reggie) Prado, Patsy (Pat) McLennan, Robert (Linda) Felix, Charlie (Doris) Felix, John (Jean) Felix, sister in law Liz Felix; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Leonard; siblings, Mary (Mike) Bedo, Tina Harview, Burt (Margie), Morris, and Paddy (Mildred).

Cremation has taken place. The funeral mass will be held on Tuesday April 12 at 2pm in Saint John XXII Roman Catholic Church, 35 Colby Drive, Dartmouth, Father Edwin Gale officiating. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens with reception to follow in the Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St, Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society of Nova Scotia. Special thanks to all of the doctors and staff at the Dickson Centre for the special care they provided. And to her sisters "the girls" who were always there for her. Online condolences may be made by visiting the Dartmouth Chapel at

PRETTY, David "Dave" John
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 14, 2016
(Nov 15, 1938 - Apr 11, 2016)
David "Dave" John Pretty
, 77, of Ocean Isle Beach, NC, succumbed to lung cancer, surrounded by his family, on April 11, 2016, after a very courageous battle. His family and friends will forever miss him. David, born in 1938 in Corner Brook, NL, Canada, was a graduate of Acadia University. He was an accomplished business leader, avid boater, golfer, and a loving Husband, Brother and Father. A Memorial Service for David will be held at 2:00 pm. Friday afternoon in The Chapel of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Wake Forest, NC.

He is survived by his partner Nancy Hicks of Wolfville, NS, Canada, his son David Pretty, Jr. and his wife Sylvie Daigle-Pretty of Raleigh, NC; his daughter Dawna Pretty of Vancouver BC, Canada; three grandchildren, Alex and Julie-Anne Pretty of Raleigh, NC; and Elvie Carroll of Vancouver, BC; two sisters, Elaine Squires and her husband Rick of New Minas, NS, Canada; Dr. Grace Pretty and her husband Paul Bramston of Queensland, Australia; his brother Dr. Bruce Pretty of Halifax, NS; and nieces, Susan, Alexan; nephews Stephen, Robbie, Jason; and the loving Hicks family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Verdon and Linda (Greening) Pretty, infant sister Sylvia; and his wife Patricia (Glover) Pretty in 2004.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to American Cancer Society, The Duke Homecare & Hospice - Duke University Healthcare or the Ocean Ridge Charities Association Inc. P.O. Box 6879, Ocean Isle Beach NC 28469. Friends may visit with the family from 12:30 until 2:00pm Friday afternoon, April 15th, at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 405 S Main St. Wake Forest, NC (919) 556-5811 on Friday April 15th. Those wishing to sign Dave's Memory Wall may do so at

SKINNER, Rita Maude
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 30, 2016
Date of Birth Thursday, January 4th, 1934
Date of Death Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

It is with great sadness that the family of Rita Maude Skinner, 82, of Lunenburg, announces her sudden passing on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 with her loved ones by her side, at the Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born in Little Bay West, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Bessie (Drake) Crant. Rita was tremendously proud of her family and was always there to provide advice and never judged. She was a nanny to more than just her own grandchildren and all of whom miss her greatly. She was a faithful member of St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg.

Rita is survived by her daughter, Betty (Greg) Bush; Lunenburg, sons, Kevin; Bayport, Winston (Debbie); Blue Rocks, Boyd (Rose Croft); Dayspring, fourteen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Besides her parents, Rita was predeceased by her husband, Eli, son, Ricky and great-great-grandchild Casey.

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. # 3. Lunenburg and from where visitation will be held on Sunday, May 1, from 7-9 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate Rita's life will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Alvin Westgate officiating, assisted by Rev. Reginald MacDonald. Interment in Sunny Valley Cemetery, Centre. Flowers from the immediate family only, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg.

SMITH, Gladys
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 13, 2016
SMITH, Gladys Melina
-93 of Middle Lahave, Passed away April 10, 2016 in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Bay L'Argent, NL, she was a daughter of the Late Eli and Sarah (Thornhill) Banfield. Surviving are her sons David, Allan (Sharon); daughters Wanita, Leona (Robert). She was predeceased by her husband Alpheus "Bubs"; sister Martha. Visitation will be 7-9pm Thursday in R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville. Funeral Service 2:00pm Friday in St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, Middle Lahave, the Very Rev. John Wright Officiating. Interment in Middle Lahave Cemetery. Family Flowers only. Memorial Donations may be made to Middle Lahave Cemetery or the Charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be made by visiting

THOMAS, Andrea Joanne - April 9, 2016
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 12, 2016
Thomas, (Szeto) Andrea Joanne
- 38 of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, April 9, 2016 in the VG site. Born in Gander Newfoundland she was a daughter of Ken and Donna (Critch) Szeto. All who knew and loved her will remember her as a proud, strong, loving mother, wife, daughter sister, and aunt. Besides her parents she is survived by her husband, Allan, daughter Anika you were her strength. Sisters, Natasha (Adam), Juliana (Matthew) Jasmine (Brandon) Tamara (Chelsea). Brothers, Kenny (Rebecca), Jason (Lisa). Nephews, Lucas, Tristan, Jonas and Kyler. Andrea was predeceased by her grandparents and Uncle Frank Szeto. Visitation will be held Wednesday April 13, 2016 2-4 pm with Funeral Service following at 4 pm in Cole Harbour Funeral home, 1234 Cole Harbour Road, Rev. James Haughn officiating. Flowers gratefully accepted, donations in Andrea's memory may be made to The IWK or SPCA. Online condolences may be made at

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 4, 2016
(March 25, 1942 - April 30, 2016)
With heavy hearts we say goodbye to our beautiful Mother and Grandmother Joan Walsh (nee Griffin). After a long battle with Alzheimer's, mom passed away peacefully with her girls by her side. We are beyond devastated that she is no longer with us but take comfort knowing that she is finally at peace with our father, her mom and her brothers and sisters. We were so lucky to have had her in our life and the wonderful memories we keep dear to our hearts She was loved and cherished by not only her family but all who had the opportunity to know her. Her loving smile and warm heart welcomed you with open arms. Born in Chapel Arm, Trinity Bay, NF, Joan was the daughter of the late Mary Ann (nee Barry) Griffin. At the age of 20, she traveled to Germany to marry her sweetheart, Michael. Their travels took them from Germany to New Brunswick to Newfoundland and finally to Nova Scotia where they settled in Timberlea. She was active member of the community through both her work and volunteering. She retired from Dalhousie University in 2007 where she was loved and respected by many. Her hobbies included, playing cards, darts, gardening, dancing and long talks with family and friends over several cups of tea.

She will be truly missed by her children, Craig, Patrick (Cheryl), Michelle (Tom Hunter), Mellissa (Wayde Hazelwood); and her 9 grandchildren, Alicia, Shane, Kaitlyn, Samantha, Justin, Myles, Matthew, Brittney, Autumn and 2 great grandchild, Gabby and Hunter. The loss of Joan has also deeply saddened her sister-in-law and best friend, Marie Griffin, many nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers in law and dear friends. Preceded by her husband of 52 years, Michael; her mother; brothers, Vince, Leo, Mike, Cyril; sisters; Anne, Bette, and Sade.

A service will be held on Friday, May 6th at 2:00 pm at J.A. Snow's Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia. Special thanks to the staff at the Whitehill's Long Term Care Centre

WHIFFIN, Grace Elizabeth
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 5, 2016
(November 18, 1918 - April 1, 2016)
WHIFFEN, Grace Elizabeth (Baldwin)
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Grace peacefully at home on Friday, April 1, 2016 in her 97th year. Grace was born in Pouch Cove, Newfoundland to parents Jane and William Baldwin and was the last surviving member of her immediate Baldwin family. Grace was predeceased by sisters, Olive and Delli, and brothers, Eli, Frank, Tom and Hubert. Grace is survived by loving and devoted husband, Len; daughters Diane (Bill Luedey) and Donna (Ray Mattholie); three grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren, sister-in-law Annie Dicks, brother-in-law Wilson Whiffen and many nieces and nephews.

Grace entered the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II and was posted to Halifax and Ottawa, returning to St. John's on completion of service. Grace and Len met in Pouch Cove and shared almost 70 years together, moving to Toronto in 1950, to Thornhill, Ontario in 1967 and after retirement, to Halifax in 1995. Together they explored Europe, Hawaii, Bermuda and western Canada. Grace was happiest when surrounded by family and friends. 'Nana' loved her family deeply and cherished every moment of their time shared together. Grace was an excellent cook and hostess and loved to entertain. She enjoyed a good laugh, a game of cards and a perfect cup of tea. Her kindness, beautiful smile and generous heart will be missed by many. She was a member of Rockingham United Church.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at JA Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax and a celebration of Grace's life will be held on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the same location. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to Save The Children Canada, Alzheimer's Society of Canada or Osteoporosis Canada. On-line condolences may be made at

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 6, 2016
(May 29, 1966 - April 5, 2016)

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Dawn Sandra White age 49 of Amherst announce her passing on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan, NS. Born in St. Anthony, NL she was a daughter of Eric and Mae (Taylor) Patey. Dawn worked at Gables Lodge, Amherst for 10 years as a Dietary Aid, she enjoyed knitting and spending time with her family and friends. Dawn is survived by her husband Otis, son Stephen (Sabrina) Patey of Labrador, NL and daughter Hailey White at home, two grandsons Tyler and Ethan Patey, siblings Owen, Scott (Beverley), Chris (Olivia), Faye (Frank) Byrne all of Newfoundland and Dwayne of Edmonton, AB and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her maternal grandparents Tom and Louise Taylor and her paternal grandparents William and Isabella Patey.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 7 - 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 -4 and 7 - 9 p.m. in Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-9906) Funeral service will be held on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Amherst with Lt. Stephen and Rosalyn Toynton officiating. Interment will take place in the Westbrook Cemetery. Memorial donations in Dawn's memory may be made to the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre Palliative Care Unit or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be made to the family via: or by visiting our Facebook page.



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