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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
December 2016


The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, December 21, 2016
Date of Death: December 17, 2016

Age 99, passed away on December 17 2016 at Camp Hill Veterans Memorial building. Born in South Bay, Newfoundland she was a daughter of the late Charles and Effie Matthews. Rosalie was born and raised a proud Newfoundlander and always considered it home.

She faithfully served her country in the Canadian Women's Army Corps during WWII. She was a remarkable woman and will be dearly missed by many. Besides her parents, Rosalie was predeceased by her husband, Arthur; son, Lloyd; sisters, Stella Skelcher, Lottie Dale, Winnie Boutlier, Alice Howard, Alma Merrick, Joan Bishop; and brother, Lloyd. Survived by her daughters, Joni (Ed) MacArthur, Vancouver, BC; Janet (Paul) Watson, Lawrencetown; Roseanne (Dave Purdy) Armitage, South Carolina; granddaughters, Robin Armitage, Truro; Julie (Francis Kearney) MacArthur, New Zealand; Tiffany (Mike Elliott) Watson, Lawrencetown; Samantha (Dennis) Simms, Lawrencetown; Grandsons, Ryan (Joowon) MacArthur, Fort Nelson, BC; Greg (Jen) Armitage, Truro; Dylan Purdy, South Carolina; Great-grandchildren, Alicia and Dominic Julian, Halifax; Marisol MacArthur, Fort Nelson, BC; Justin Armitage, Truro; brothers, Edward (Denise) Matthews, Dartmouth; Charles Matthews, Edmonton; brother-in-law, Ernest Armitage, St. Margarets Bay, Spencer Boutlier, Fairview; and many nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place. No services by request. Donations in Rosalie's memory may be sent to the Canadian Cancer Society.

CAINES (Ransome), Olive
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 7, 2016

88, Halifax passed away peacefully December 5, 2016 in St. Vincent's Nursing Home. Born in Newfoundland she was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Kenneth Caines, sister Helen and brother Billy. She is survived by her daughters Glenda Snow (Sam), and Tracey Strang (Thomas), and her son Gregory Caines (Darlene), grandchildren, Lori Newby, Carole Angevine, David Bruce, and Delaney Strang, great-grandchildren Dani, Haley and Alex, sisters, Phyllis and Shirley, brothers, Ray and Jim, and many nieces and nephews.

At a young age of 16, Olive travelled to Halifax for work. A couple of years later she made the journey back to Newfoundland to marry her sweetheart. In 1956 with two small children in tow, they started a new life in Nova Scotia. Olive was a loving mother, a fantastic cook, and kept a very meticulous home. After the passing of her husband she kept up "Poppy's" tradition and never let her grandchildren leave without a small gift. Olive warmly welcomed everyone into her home and you knew you couldn't leave without a cup of tea and one of her famous scones. Olive's faith in the Bible's promises for the future gave her strength through her difficult times. Many thanks to everyone who supported her family over the last few years.

Memorial service to be held in Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at 77 Beaverbank Rd., Lower Sackville, Friday, December 9th at 6pm. Donations in memory may be made to Alzheimer's Society Halifax. Online condolences may be sent by visiting

HOPKINS, Dr. James Alfred "Jim"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 29, 2016
Date of Birth: Friday, June 14th, 1935
Date of Death: Sunday, December 25th, 2016
Place of Death: Truro, NS
Dr. James Alfred Hopkins
died in the presence of his loving family, after a courageous struggle with PSP, at the age of 81. He passed away on December 25, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, in Truro, Nova Scotia. He will be greatly missed by his wife Janet, children, Jennifer (Harold), Andrew (Van) and Tim, as well as his beloved grandchildren, Alex, Matthew, and Catherine Berghuis, and Parker, Cole and Matheson Hopkins. He will also be remembered by brothers Bob (Barbara), Tim and Tom (Barbara), as well as a large circle of family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Tom and Tot, and his sister Barbara.

Jim was born in Bishop's Falls and raised in Grand Falls, Newfoundland. A graduate of Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Technical College, he worked across Canada in the pulp and paper industry as a chemical engineer. In 1970, Jim returned to his native province to pursue a career in medicine. During his time as a physician, he served as president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association, who later awarded him with an honourary lifetime membership. He is also remembered for his work at the Newfoundland School for the Deaf. Jim was generous and funny, and he loved a good party. He could build or fix anything, much to the appreciation of the recipients of his handiwork. His much loved summer residence at Abel's Cape, Bay Fortune, PEI will not be the same without him. The family wishes to thank the respite care staff of Colville Manor, Souris, PEI, the palliative care team in Truro and the Colchester East Hants VON caregivers. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. A reception in Jim's memory will be held at Clovelly Golf Club, main clubhouse, St. John's, on Friday, December 30, from 2 to 5 pm. Arrangements are entrusted to the Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro, where online condolences may be conveyed at:

LaFOSSE, Ruby Elaine
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 28, 2016
LaFosse (Snow), Ruby Elaine
- Age 84 of Port Hawkesbury. Passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, December 25, 2016. Born on July 17, 1932 in Wings Point, Gander Bay, Newfoundland; she was a daughter of the late James Walter and Ida Anne (Fancy) Snow. Ruby was married at the age of 20 to the love of her life George Robert LaFosse to whom she remained married for nearly 63 years, until he passed away in February 2015. She was a loving and devoted mother to 7 children, 6 of which were born in NL the final one in NS. She moved from NL to NS in 1974 to operate a convenience store in West Bay, where she resided until 1984. A few moves later she permanently settled in Port Hawkesbury.

She is survived by her daughters, Yvonne (Donald) MacKay, St. George's Channel; Elaine (Gerard) Jellow, Antigonish; Christine (Leo) MacDonald, Port Hawkesbury; sons, Norman (Norma), Gander, NL; Donald, St. George's Channel; Shawn, Port Hawkesbury; brother, Josiah (Eva) Snow, Campbellton, NL; grandchildren, Shane, Christopher, Alesia, Amanda, Robert, Jennie, Cindy, Sherri, Natasha; great-grandchildren, Amber, Evan, Alex, Madison, Hannah, River and Kayden. She was predeceased by husband, George Robert; infant son, George James; brothers, Eldred, Norman, Ward, Pleaman; sisters, Violet, Janet, Sophie and Joyce.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, December 28 in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, December 29 from Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Port Hawkesbury with Rev. Susan Slater officiating. Burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Anglican Church, or a charity of one's choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at:

O'KEEFE, Anne Marie
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 6, 2016

It is with sadness that we announce the death of a beloved aunt, Anne Marie O'Keefe, age 91, of Shubenacadie and formerly of Grand Falls-Windsor, N.L., on December 3, 2016. She was a daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Griffin) O'Keefe. Anne worked as parish secretary for Immaculate Conception Church and, later, for the Roman Catholic School Board of Grand Falls-Windsor before retiring to live with her niece, Caroline (DeLong) and Laurence Hamilton in Shubenacadie. She was an active member of St. Bridget's Roman Catholic Church and served as parish sacristan. She also volunteered at Shubenacadie Elementary School as well as at the local food bank. In 2008, ill health forced Anne to move to Townsview Estates in Truro and, later, to Cedarstone Enhanced Care where she lived happily.

She was predeceased by siblings, Gertrude DeLong, Mary Frances O'Keefe, Bernard O'Keefe, Marie Shallow, Rose Deighan, Cyril O'Keefe, and Monica McNeill. She is survived by many nieces and nephews who fondly remember her hearty laugh and her generous spirit.

Anne's life will be celebrated at a funeral mass in St. Bridget's Catholic Church on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jose Thomas, Celebrant, and Deacon Wilfred Boudreau officiating. Reception to follow in Campbell Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Bridget's Catholic Church, 112 Mill Village Rd., Shubenacadie, NS B0N 2H0. Heartfelt thanks to the dedicated staff of Cedarstone who took such good care of Anne, and to faithful friends and frequent visitors, Sylvia McDougall, Jenny Malbeuf and Joan Tapuska. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. Please feel free to leave a message of condolence for the family in the Comments area below.

STRICKLAND, Vera (Strickland)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 13, 2016
Date of Birth Tuesday, July 20th, 1926
Date of Death Saturday, December 10th, 2016

It is with great sadness that the family of Vera Strickland, 90, of Lunenburg, announces her passing on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Hunt's Island Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (MacDonald) Strickland

As a young lady in Newfoundland, Vera worked in a fish plant. In 1954, she and John moved to Lunenburg with their first child, Mary. In the years that followed, and as her family grew, she was a stay at home Mom. She loved to cook and knit and enjoyed time spent in her garden. She was a member of St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg, where she helped with the Chancel Guild. Vera was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Vera is survived by daughters, Mary (Mike Weagle) Cross, Chester Basin, Gladys (Andrew) Collicutt, Lunenburg; Ann (Jackie Titus) Strickland, Lunenburg; and a son, David (Colleen Haire) Strickland Dartmouth; grandchildren, Angela (Jeremy) Foote and Frederick Collicutt; great-grandchildren, Ava and Ethan Foote Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, John William Strickland and a son-in-law, Larry Cross; sister, Mary; brothers, Edward, Garfield and Hartley; sister-in-law, Theresa MacDonald.

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg with visitation on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service to celebrate Vera's life will be held on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at St John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg with Father Alvin Westgate officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association or to St. John's Anglican Church.

TIBBO, Captain Earl Freeman
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 3, 2016
(May 13, 1945 - December 01, 2016)

With broken hearts and great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our husband, father, brother, grandfather, Captain Earl Freeman Tibbo, of Havre Boucher, on December 1st, 2016. Born on May 13th, 1945, in St. Jacques, Newfoundland, Earl was the son of the late Captain Earl Tibbo Sr. and Hilda Ann (Rose) Tibbo. Earl is survived by his loving wife of forty-five years, Sharline (Boudreau); sons Paul and Chuck (Laura); grandchildren Jade-Lynn, Dawson, Dean, Charleigh and Keiden; brothers Gerald (Anne-Marie), David (Nancy), Daniel (Rosanne); sister Ethel (Art) Roseborough, sisters-in-law Dorothy and Margaret; and many nieces and nephews. Earl was predeceased by his brothers, George and Mackenzie (Mack), and sister, Barbara Maro.

Earl moved to East Chezzetcook, Nova Scotia with his parents and siblings in 1947. When he moved to Mulgrave in the early 1960's he began fishing with Acadia Fisheries on the side trawlers; his career later moved to Halifax to work for the Bedford Institute of Oceanography. Earl moved his family to Havre Boucher in 1984 and worked on the trawlers outside of Canso until the offshore fishery was shut down. He then went on to Captain the pilot boats for SuperPort Marine Services until his retirement this past year.

Earl was first and foremost a family man. Earl was devoted to his wife Sharline and a proud father to his sons Paul and Chuck. He was especially proud of his grandchildren. Earl will forever be remembered for his big smile, sarcastic humour and quick wit. Earl loved fishing, laughing and telling stories, having a drink with his family or friends, spending time with his grandchildren, and of course, talking about the weather. Earl will be dearly missed by his family, friends and "four-legged" buddy Gizmo. His legacy will live on in the family and friends he leaves behind.
Visitation will be held at St. Paul's Centre, Havre Boucher on Monday, December 5th, 2016 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. As per Earl's wishes, a private ceremony will be held for family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Green's Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury.

WEBB, Rose
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 19, 2016
(August 30, 1919 - December 16, 2016)
Webb (Lawrence), Rose Anna
, age 97, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully at home on December 16, 2016. Born in Red Island, NL, she was a daughter of the late John and Martha Lawrence. Rose was all about family. Her favorite times were when everyone was together, especially Natal Days and Christmases at home. She always remembered everyone's favourite food and was famous for her pies and rolls.

Rose was predeceased by her husband Roy; and her daughter Linda Hetherington. Rose is survived by her daughters, Nancy (Doug) Boudreau, Brookside, Gloria Perro, Dartmouth, Elaine Bochoff, Dartmouth; son, Don (Judy), Kingston, ON; son-in-law Wayne Hetherington; grandchildren, Greg Hetherington, Kyle (Nicki) Hetherington, Christianne (Marcel) Poisson, Garth Boudreau, Yana (Bob) Huot, Steven (Christine) Webb, Kim (Louis) Poisson, Matthew (Tanna) Bochoff, Michael Bochoff; and 9 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Elsie (Leo) LeClair, and many nieces and nephews whom she cared for fondly.

The funeral service will be held at 1pm on Thursday December 22, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street Dartmouth. Reception to follow. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Special thanks to Dr. Sanders and Mom's wonderful caregivers; Brenda, Alexis, Anne, and Catherine. Online condolences may be made by visiting the Dartmouth Chapel at



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