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From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
July 2016


BARTLETT, Frank Onslow
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 12, 2016
(October 15, 1929 - July 11, 2016)
Bartlett, Frank Onslow-86, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on July 11, 2016 in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII
Born in Rattling Brook, Greenbay, NL, he was a son of the late Francis and Jane Bartlett. Frank began his 37 year career with the United States Consulate in St. John's, N.L. He was transferred to Halifax in 1976 where he worked until his retirement in 1990. In his retirement years, he enjoyed traveling to Florida with Jean for the winters and he also loved to play darts and horseshoes. Frank is survived by his wife of almost 58 years, Jean (Legrow); daughters, Karen (Gord) Healey; Janet (Rodney) Butt; son Gary (Shauna); grandchildren, Corinne and Ryan Healey, Gary (Naomi) and Gregory (Robyn) Bartlett, Kyle and Emily Butt; great granddaughter Eva. He is also survived by his siblings Audrey Brown and Maurice Bartlett, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Eric and Guy.

Cremation has taken place. The funeral service will be held at 10am on Friday July 15 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street Dartmouth, Rev. James Haughn officiating. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow in the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Canada. The family wishes to thank the nurses in the dialysis unit of Dartmouth General Hospital. Online condolences may be made by visiting the Dartmouth Chapel at

BOYCE, Marjorie
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 9, 2016
(December 28, 1921 - July 7, 2016)
Boyce (Rowe) Marjorie Ivany Pearl
- 94 of Dartmouth, has, in her own words, gone to Heaven on Thursday July 7, 2016. Born in Seldom Come By, Fogo Island, Newfoundland, she was the 11th of 13 children born to the late Jessie and George Rowe. Marjorie loved and cherished her husband, sentiments which were returned in abundance. She loved being a full-time mother to her three sons which continued to the end, never shy to offer advice and criticism. She later enjoyed her part time job at Sears in Halifax and the friends she made there. Mom greatly prized her Moira Street home and her friendly neighbours. She has been a lifelong member of Stairs Memorial United Church. During her mid-life years, she was a member of her neighbourhood bowling team. Marjorie enjoyed gardening (especially her lovely roses), reading, knitting, crocheting, going for walks, boat rides and just being with her family. She cherished being a Grandmother to her two granddaughters, especially throughout their childhood years.

Marjorie is survived by one brother, Jack in Seldom Nfld.; sons Gordon (Joyce) Dartmouth; Austin (Cynthia), Dartmouth; Richard (Shirley), Porters Lake; Granddaughters Tanya (Adam) and Tracy (Jennifer) and Step Grandsons Christopher and Shawn. She also had special nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. In her later years, Marjorie greatly enjoyed the annual summer visits from her nephew, Lloyd Yarn (Winnipeg). We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Beatrice Laybolt and her mother Olive who took such loving care of our mother in their home during the last few weeks. Also we would like to express our thanks to Jessie DeBaie for her help and support and the staff of Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital for the exceptional care our mother received during the last days of her life. Marjorie has gone to reunite with her beloved husband, Captain Ronald Boyce (1978). She will also join her brothers, Wesley, Frank, John, Victor, Lloyd, Gregory and her sisters, Florence, Mildred, Eloise, Maggie and Vera. She has left behind many wonderful memories for family and friends to enjoy. A memorial service will be held 1pm Wednesday July 13 at Stairs Memorial United Church 44 Hester Street, Dartmouth, with a reception to follow in the church hall. Donations may be made to Stairs Memorial United Church or Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital Online condolences may be sent by visiting (Dartmouth Chapel)
When I come to the end of the road,
and the sun has set for me;
I want no rite in a gloom filled room,
Why cry for a soul set free.
Miss me a little but not too long,
And not with your head bowed low;
Remember the fun we shared,
Miss me but let me go.

CLARKE, Mary Veronica
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 11, 2016
(June 14, 1923 - July 8, 2016)
Clarke (Pretty), Mary Veronica
- age 93 years of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on July 8th, 2016, at the Halifax Infirmary. Born in St. John's, NL, she was the oldest daughter of Harold and Margaret (Hollihan) Pretty. Mary enjoyed making bread, cooking, and gardening and loved her dogs, Lisa and Mindy. She is survived by her loving husband of 73 years, George Guy: children George (Elizabeth) of Beaver Bank, John of Dartmouth; grandchildren Sean, Mary Aube (Scott), Michael (Pam), John (Ashley), Joanne McDowell (Robert); 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; Sister Yvonne Hickey, of Lethbridge, AB. She was predeceased by infant son Guy and infant daughter Mary, Brother Lawrence, sisters Betty Jeans and Francis Mercer, daughter-in-law Donna. There will be no visitation by request. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, July 12th at 2:00pm at Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, officiated by Rev James Haughn. Family flowers only, donations can be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Homes, Dartmouth Chapel (462-1434). Online condolences may be made by visiting

CONNORS, Philip John
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 26, 2016

Age 75, Dartmouth, passed away on July 23, 2016 at the Admiral Long Term Care. Born in Norris Arm, NL, he was a son of the late Patrick and Veronica Connors. He is survived by son, Cyril and Michael; daughter, Patricia; sister, Kathleen Grandy; grandchildren, Stephen, Christopher and Nicholas Robichaud, Emily; great grandchildren, Eathen and Hunter Robichaud. Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. 149 Herring Cove Rd, where a funeral service will be held Thursday July 28 at 11 a.m. Interment to take place in Gate of Heaven. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

FURLOTTE, Delores "Dee"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 19, 2016
Furlotte, Delores (Dee)
, age 67 of Newport, NS, passed away July 15, 2016, in the QEII, VG site, Halifax. Born in St. John's NF, Dee was a daughter of the late Ronald and Susie Noseworthy. She retired from RSA Insurance after 34 years of service. She is survived by her husband of 19 years Allan Furlotte; daughter Jennifer (Robin Talbot); sisters Betty Skanes, NF; many nieces and nephews; grandchildren Coy, Trent, and Miss Marlee Talbot. Dee was predeceased by her brother Dennis Noseworthy. There will be no visitation by request. In lieu flowers, donations in Dee's memory may be made to the IWK. Loved dearly by her husband Allan. I have had an amazing life with Dee, and I will cherish every memory and will never forget you. Dee was a great mother who taught many things to Jen about life. She dearly loved her grandchildren more than you can imagine. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to T. J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, Bedford (902) 835-4212.

HARDING, Estella "Stella"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 18, 2016
(April 17, 1921 - July 16, 2016)
Harding (Parsons), Estella "Stella"
95, of Dartmouth passed away July 16, 2016 in the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Rocky Harbour, NL, she was a daughter of the late Ben and Annie (Hillier) Parsons. Stella's family arrived in Newfoundland in 1802 and received one of the original land grants from the King of England. Her father owned and operated the sawmill as well as the general store. They were also the first family in Rocky Harbour to have a radio which helped them share news of the world with their community. Stella graduated Memorial University in 1939, with a teaching certificate. Her first teaching job was at a one room schoolhouse in English Point, Labrador where she often travelled by dog sled.

On July 23rd, 1943, she married Peter Harding, having known him since childhood. She joined him in St. John's Newfoundland where she taught school during the war. In 1945 she moved to Halifax to join Peter as the war ended. After Peter's passing, in 1972, she sold real estate for several years. In later years, she worked at Simpsons Sears, selling shoes, which she loved. She was a member of St. Luke's Anglican Church and Christ Church where she was a volunteer for over 20 years. Stella loved gardening and trees. She was a skilled craftsperson who enjoyed knitting and sewing, making mittens and gifts for everyone. Stella had a true Christian spirit of giving, optimism, and charity, always welcoming everyone into her home.

Family was at the center of her life and ours, which is evident by the values we all share. She loved children, cherished family life and will be remembered as "Nanny" to ours and many other families. She is survived by her children, Linda Birk, Elizabeth (Donnie) Ferris, Peter (Kathy), Tony (Kerry), and Laurie (Karen); sister Lillian Humber; grandchildren Amy, Elizabeth, Kathryn, Lauren, Madelaine, Kelsey, Kristen, Melanie, Griffin and Campbell; great grandchildren Lachlan and William; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Peter W.S. Harding in 1972; infant daughter Cynthia Annette; daughter Victoria; and siblings, Edna, Daisy, Garland, Donald, Winnie, Cassie, Benjamin, and Sydney.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday July 19 from 4-8pm in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth The funeral service will take place at 11am on Wednesday July 20 in the funeral home chapel with a reception to follow. Burial in St. John's Cemetery, Halifax. Flowers are welcome. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. The family would like to thank the staff of the 4th floor and emergency departments of the Dartmouth General Hospital for their kindness and compassion as well as all of her friends and family who have offered their support over the years. Online condolences may be made by visiting the Dartmouth Chapel at

HILL, Oliver James
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 18, 2016
Oliver James Hill
- 32, of Greenwood, Kings County, passed away July 14, 2016 at home. Born in Kentville, he was a son of Barbara (Reg Edwards) Arnburg, Gander, NFLD and John (Bobbi) Taylor, Halls Harbour. He had been employed with Keddy Quality Foundation and had worked in construction and roofing. In his earlier years, he enjoyed horses, dirt biking and tinkering with body and fender work. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his partner, Jacinta States; children, Sophia Peter-Paul, Cashton Peter-Paul and Marley Hill; brothers, Michael and Kendall Arnburg, Luke and Nick Taylor; maternal grandmother, Elsie Hill, Kentville; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Oliver Hill; his paternal grandparents, James and Marjorie Taylor. There will be no visitation, by request. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. Donations in memory may be made to the Annapolis Valley Chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line condolences and inquiries may be directed to

HINES, Andrew "Andy"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 28, 2016
(August 6, 1928 - July 26, 2016)
age 87, of Timberlea It is with great sadness that the family of the late Andrew Hines announce his passing on Tuesday July 26, 2016 in the Victoria General Hospital, QEII, Halifax. Born in English Harbour East, Fortune Bay, NL. he was a son of the late Joseph and Monica (Emberley) Hines. In his early years, Andrew moved from Newfoundland to Halifax to work in the fisheries. He then moved to Toronto and had an over 50 year career in Dental Supplies, retiring from Ash Temple in 1996. He returned to Nova Scotia for his retirement years, first to Bridgewater, then to Halifax, and finally Timberlea.

Andy will be remembered for his love of life and his passion for sports. He was known for having a big heart and is love for his family and friends. Andy is survived by his great niece Julie (Brian) Thibeau and their son Brett; and many nieces and nephews in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. He will also be dearly missed by his furry friend Oscar. He was predeceased by his sisters Maggie and Theresa; and brothers Pat, John "Jack", Jim and George.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm on Friday July 29 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax. Funeral Service and Burial will take place in English Harbour East, Fortune Bay, Newfoundland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the CNIB. Special thanks to the staff of 6A and 7A Centennial building, VG, Janice Leslie for many years of special care you provided to Andy, to Closing the Gap home care providers, Dr. Umar Haider and Dr. Daniel O'Brien Jr. and to all who offered support to Andy and family during this time. Online condolences may be made by visiting the Halifax Chapel at

LEGGE, Phyllis
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 20, 2016
(October 12, 1928 - July 18, 2016)
Phyllis Maude Legge
, 87, of Dartmouth, died Monday, July 18 in Dartmouth General Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born in Pushthrough, NL, she was the daughter of the late Hedley and Ivy Rowsell. She was a long- time school teacher who took great pride in her profession. She was a Girl Guides of Canada leader for many years, imparting lessons of confidence, courage and community service to generations of girls. These and other lessons she also shared with her four daughters and five grandchildren.

A woman of deep faith and kindness, she lead by word and by example. Her kindness came in loaves of fresh baked bread and favourite partridge berry pies; in thoughtful gestures and caring deeds: a cold cloth and hot soup for an adult child with the flu or a home and 20 years of compassionate care for her elderly aunt, Jane Rowsell ("Auntie" to nieces). She was the first to celebrate others' accomplishments and the first to extend a hand up in hard times. She was a regular churchgoer and volunteer until illness prevented her from attending. But her deep Christian faith remained steadfast throughout her life even in the late stages of Parkinson's-related dementia. When her beloved husband of 58 years recently died she said "he went up." She surely followed.

She is survived by daughters, Lynn, Lois (Richard), Ruth (Mike) and Joanne; sister, Betty Spurrell; grandchildren, Justin, Jordan, Chelsea, Dylan and Michaela. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Charles; sisters Evelyn and Mary (John) Freake; brother-in-law, Jack Spurrell. Funeral will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke's Anglican Church, Dartmouth. Reception to follow in church basement. Interment at a later date. Flowers are welcomed or donations may be made to St. Luke's Anglican Church. Special thanks to her primary caregivers Joanne, Jordan and Justin for their unwavering devotion and extraordinary care at home during her long illness. Online condolences may be sent by visiting (Dartmouth Chapel)
"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."

McDOUGALL, Mary "Pat" Patricia
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 20, 2016
(January 15, 1932 - July 18, 2016)
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Mary Patricia McDougall (née O'Driscoll) announce her passing at Shannex Parkland in Clayton Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia on July 18, 2016 at the age of 84. In her final years and without a word of complaint she served notice to several foes, including breast cancer and dementia, that not a single day would she surrender. May she forever rest in peace.

Pat, as most people called her, Drick in her beloved and native Newfoundland, was born in St. John's on January 15th 1932. She grew up in St. John's with a tight circle of friends - The Spooks (Drick, Louise Doyle (Goog), Pat Kennedy (Pats), Agatha King (Kingy) and Marie Brennan (Brenny) who were life long friends. Stricken with Tuberculosis shortly after graduation from High School, Pat spent close to 18 months overcoming the disease. While working as a stenographer with the Department of Fisheries (in what was still the Dominion of Newfoundland) she met her future husband Wallace (Wally or Bud) Dexter McDougall. They were married on September 23rd 1959 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Halifax, en route from St. John's to Ottawa to start their married life together. Pat and Wally lived in Ottawa for the next 17 years until they returned to the Maritimes in 1976 with their 5 children in tow. She and Wally spent the rest of her life living in Clayton Park and their summers without fail in Main-a-Dieu, Cape Breton. The focus of her life was her family, raising the children and enjoying the pleasure of the company of their six grandchildren. Happy that she is now resting in peace and left with fond and loving memories are her husband Wally, children Ann Marie (Steven Simmons) of Dartmouth; Dan (Marie MacPhee) of Truro; Robert of Montreal; Rosalie (Cherrie Abraham) of Portland, OR, USA; and John of West Pennant. She was predeceased by her brother Dr. Robert Francis O' Driscoll of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL. She will be missed by her six grandchildren: Cleary, Phoebe, Lena, Ella, Jonah & Sacha. Lastly, she was fortunate to have many good friends including Ruth Ward, dear family and friends in Main-a-Dieu and Newfoundland, and neighbours on Briarwood Crescent.

Constantly, and without ever seeking recognition, Pat's selfless devotion to her family and to her community were the hallmarks of her life. Family always came first and we all benefitted from her caring and seemingly endless energy making our home in Clayton Part the anchor that kept us close. Pat also served her community in a very meaningful way. As a devout member of the parishes of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St. Benedict's Catholic Church and as a faithful member of the Catholic Women's League she gave to her fellow parishioners and to others less fortunate. Her commitment to the church community seen through her work as Secretary at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, President of the Catholic Women's League, contributions to Church Socials, providing meals for Hope Cottage, the Social Justice Committee and other worthy causes. Her selfless nature and dedication to the wellbeing of others was inspiring. Pat truly made the world a better place.

Visitation and a celebration of her life will take place on Thursday, July 21st at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr. Halifax from 2-4 until 6-8 pm. A funeral service will be held at St. Benedict's Roman Catholic Church on Friday, July 22nd at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice, the Breast Cancer Foundation, the Alzheimer's Society, or a gesture to someone less fortunate. For online condolences, please visit:

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 7, 2016
(October 1, 1924 - July 6, 2016)
-Halifax- After many years of living with dementia, Mary felt God's gentle touch on her shoulder and heard the words, "Come Home". God's angels ushered her into heaven on July 6, 2016. Born in St. John's, Nfld. October 1, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Bridget (nee Tobin ) Hayes . Mary moved to Nova Scotia as a young child, and spent the rest of her life residing in Halifax. Upon completion of a commercial training course she was employed at Industrial Machinery and the Chronicle before meeting and marrying her husband Jack, of 60 years. After raising their family, she returned to work at Dalhousie University retiring in 1989. Mary was an avid bowler into her early 80s, she enjoyed playing cards, socializing, the company of good friends and family gatherings. She leaves behind her three children, Colin (Carmel) Moriarty, Cathy (Glenn) Leiper and Paul (Lena) Moriarty, 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, John B. Moriarty, her brother Gerald Hayes, sisters Kathleen MacDonald, and Rita Hayes (infancy). The family would like to extend thanks to the palliative team and nurses at the QE II Hospital and the many caregivers from Northwood who lovingly showed Mary care and compassion. A special thank you to Shirley Brunt, who did so much to enhance Mary's quality of life, always doing so with tenderness, love and respect. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen Street, Dartmouth, NS. Cremation has already taken place. There will be no visitation. A celebration of Mary's life will take place at West End Baptist Church, 1986 Preston Street, in Halifax on July 11, 2016 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer`s Society of Nova Scotia. Online condolences by visiting

O'RRIEN, Susan Gail
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 5, 2016
(August 24, 1961 - July 4, 2016)
O'Brien, Susan Gail
, aged 54, Halifax, passed away at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax, NS on July 4, 2016. Born in St. John's, NL, she was the daughter of Donald and Renée Ryan. Susan held a Master's degree in Psychology from the University of Guelph, and served in the Canadian Forces for over 20 years. She was highly involved in her children's activities, and she sought to create many memorable experiences in the lives of her friends and family. She is survived by her loving husband James, son Conor and daughter Maureen, her mother Renée and her brothers Ron, David, Rob and their families. She was predeceased by her father Donald. Susan will be remembered with much love by her family and her many cherished friends, colleagues, and neighbours. Susan was a gentle and remarkable person who used her considerable gifts in a spirit of kindness, generosity and fairness. A Memorial Service will be held today Thursday, July 7th, at 11 a.m. In Cruikshanks Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St. Halifax. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Autism Nova Scotia, or the Halifax Public Library. To view or send an online condolence to the family please visit:

O'KEEFE, Darryl Joseph
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 23, 2016
(1977 - 2016)
age 38 of Sackville, It is with profound sadness, that his family announces his passing on July 20, 2016. Born in Labrador City, Newfoundland, he was dearly loved and cherished by his parents Harold and Ellen O'Keefe. Darryl was a Information Technologist for 20 years. His biggest joys in life were his partner Lesa, his family and friends, and riding his motorcycles. He loved to ride at every opportunity and spent many days on off roads trails just enjoying nature. Darryl also loved his pets Nori and Theo and they will miss him terribly. He will be sadly missed by his loving partner Lesa Benson; his stepson Tristan Surette and his loving parents Harold and Ellen O'Keefe. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. No visitation by request. Funeral service will be held 11 am Monday, July 25, 2016 at St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church in Enfield, Father Michael Walsh officiating. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to The Nova Scotia Mental Health Association. Condolences, words of comfort and memories of Darryl may be shared with the family at

TULK, Barry H
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 18, 2016
(June 8, 1962 - July 17, 2016)
Barry Hubert Tulk
age 54 (June 8, 1962)- residing in Halifax, formerly of Corner Brook, Newfoundland died Sunday, July 17th 2016 at the VG Hospital surrounded by his family. He will always be remembered for his strength and love for family. Survived by, his fiancée Colleen Gerrits, daughter Kayla Tulk, parents Thomas and Edna Tulk, siblings, Dinah (Ray) Park, Cora (Scott) Collins, Wanda (Gary) Warren, Jackie (John) Tulk, Connie (Gary) Hawkes. Large family of nieces, nephews and uncles and aunts, friends that were an important part of his family. Memorial service will be held Wednesday morning July 20, 2016, 11 am at Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd, Halifax. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society of Nova Scotia or Newfoundland graciously accepted. A special thank you to Dr. Obrien and Twin City Management for their unending generosity and support and the staff at QE11 Centennial Building 6 A.



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