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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
June 2016


BRENTON, Gordon Frederick
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 27, 2016
(November 5, 1930 - June 25, 2016)

It is with heavy hearts that we want to announce the passing of our wonderful father, husband, grand and great grandfather, uncle and friend. Gordon F. Brenton 85 years of age, born in Loon Bay, Hickmans Harbour NFLD Nov. 5th 1930. He died at home in the loving care of his family. Gordon is survived by his beautiful wife of 65 years Marjorie Ellen (Marriott), five children Valerie husband John Hennigar, Gordon C. wife Mary Lou Brenton(Nunn), daughter Trudy Legere husband Jim Matheson, son Donald Wife Cindy Brenton and daughter Michelle Brenton. He has 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. His is survived by two lovely sisters Alice Walters in Victoria BC and Beatrice Hamilyn in Halifax NS. He is predeceased by his parents Charles and Maude (Eastman), daughter Edith NFLD, Anne BC, Clarice NFLD, brothers Wilfred NFLD, Melvin NFLD.

Gordon was a loving father, and a lover of hunting and fishing all his life. He was a Power Engineer and had a varied career starting at a young age on sailing vessels, tankers and after becoming a Chief Engineer he worked for Nova Scotia Light and Power, Texaco, Mount Saint Vincent, Gulf Oil and Hantsport Pulp and Paper till retirement. He was a long-time member of Poyntz Lodge No. 44, A.F. & A.M. in Hantsport, serving as worshipful master of the lodge in 1996. He was a jack of all trades and a great putterer. His buddy for many years Cel Dicks joined him with his sons hunting and fishing and spent many hours at his camp near Alton NS.
He will be in our hearts forever.

Funeral arrangement are set for Thursday June 30th, 2016, 2 pm at the Avon United Church in Hantsport, Nova Scotia, Reverend Beth W. Johnson officiating. Donation to Canadian Cancer Society.

DUCEY, Frank
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 10, 2016
(March 6, 1967 - June 8, 2016)

Surrounded by his family, Frank W.J. Ducey passed away peacefully on Wednesday June 8, 2016 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born on March 6, 1967 in Marystown, NFLD, he was the son of Pearl (Green) Stapleton, the late Francis Ducey, and stepfather John J. Stapleton. Frank moved from Halifax to Saint John a year and a half ago, where he was an industrial electrician for DND. Frank's passions included his family, making excellent woodworkings, playing darts, running, traveling, photography, and enjoying good food. Frank will be missed by his loving wife Karen Rees-Ducey; brothers Cory Ducey and his wife Stacey of Saint John, NB and Shane Stapleton and his wife Barbara of Marystown, NFLD; mother and father-in-law Irene and Maurice Rees; special sister and brother-in-law Kelly and Greg Cross; nieces Haley Cross, Jaiden Ducey, Lilah Stapleton; nephews Eric Merzetti, Alan Cross, Aiden Hartt, and Jude Stapleton as well as several aunts and uncles. Besides his father, Frank was predeceased by his brother Lonny Ducey. Arrangements are under the care of Castle Funeral Home, 309 Lancaster Ave, Saint John (634-1701). Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2:00 - 4:00 pm? and 6:00 - 8:00 pm. A Memorial Service will take place on Monday, June 13 at 11:00 am from Castle Funeral Home Chapel. Donations in Frank's memory can be made to Canadian Cancer Society.

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 27, 2016

Doris went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on St. Jean Baptiste Day, Friday, June 24, 2016, through trials, tribulations and chronic pain, she is free at last. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Ann Mariah (Clarke) Howell of Carbonear, Newfoundland. Doris was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Born Dec. 11, 1923, she moved to Montreal in 1947, worked as secretary and treasurer at the Young Womans Christian Assoc. Doris also worked at Steinberg's Miracle Mart. She married in 1949, left Montreal in 1965, moving back to Carbonear, Newfoundland, and then settled in Sydney.

Doris made a living, working as a cook for Bairncroft orphanage where she cooked for 36 people. She was employed at Ike's Deli on Charlotte Street, where she made those delicious smoked meat sandwiches, she worked at Sobey's, Prince Street, sold Avon, made home parties selling beautiful jewelry, later working at various tailor shops, then opening her own business making beautiful wedding ensembles, custom clothing, even ladies hats.

Doris was a member of Faith Baptist Church, where she first met the love of her life Eugene Sampson in 1968, when he started attending. They married in May 1985 where they lived in their little "mansion on a hilltop", South Bar, Cape Breton, until January 2013 when God called Eugene home. At Faith Baptist she enjoyed the fellowship of other believers, she sang in the choir, she loved entertaining, cooking, baking, knitting, writing poems and drawing. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband , Eugene Francis Sampson, who she has joined in Glory, her four year old son, Ivan Gauthier, three brothers, George, Fred and Ron Howell, three sisters-in-law, Stella Reid, Lena Richards, Dorothy (Mansfield) Downy. Doris says goodbye to her son Donald Gauthier, her grandson, who was her pride and joy, Phalen Ivan Gauthier, Eugene's family, daughters, Sylvia (Wally) Jackson ,Marilyn Burke, Donna (Tom) Drover, sons, Jerry (Valerie) Sampson, Frankie and Donald Wayne, niece, Deborah Crittenden, nephew, Lorne Howell, two special cousins, Ruby Phalen and Joan Downton, dear friends especially Christy Tickner as well as her beloved cat Princess left in the care of Wilma Blois, with thanks.

Thank you to the County homemakers for their support. A special thanks to the doctors, nurses and the caring staff of Harbourstone who took a special interest in Doris, Dr. Jeannie Ferguson and Dr. Ann Frances D'Intino who made mom's last few days peaceful. Thank you also to Dr. Buhariwalla, family physician. Derrick Pinhorn, who kept the Sampson driveway always clear in those tough winter months. A special thank you to MLA Michel Samson who faithfully sent mom a Christmas card every year, and to extended family in Louisdale.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Doris's memory to the Arthritis Society, Bone Density Clinic, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Praise FM Cape Breton Radio, SPCA/ Feral Cat Society or a charity of choice. At Doris's request there will be no visitation. All are welcome to join the family for the graveside ceremony to take place at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens with Pastor Rob Jones and Rev. Sheldon Chant committing Doris's body to rest. A celebration service for Doris Sampson will be held at Faith Baptist Church, Davenport Road, Sydney, to be announced. Doris's family will be eternally grateful for the care and compassion shown by the staff of Chant's Funeral Home. Online condolences my be sent to the family by visiting

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 25, 2016
(August 28, 1929 - June 23, 2016)
Hacquoil, Thomas
- age 86 years of Dartmouth, passed away on June 23, 2016 in Ocean View Continuing Care Centre. Born in Turnip Cove, NL; he was the son of the late William and Hannah Hacquoil. Thomas had a long career with the coast guard and loved to hunt and fish. He became quite the carpenter after he retired and most of his family displayed items he had made for them. Thomas is survived by his three children; daughter Karen (Karim) Hasham; son, Donald (Pam); daughter, Hannah (Edwina); grandchildren, Alia (Aly), Tommy (Julia), Samir (Amy); also by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife Helen Joyce in May 2016. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation will be held from 7-9pm on Monday, June 27, 2016 in Atlantic Funeral Home (771 Main St). The funeral service will take place at 2pm on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 in the funeral home chapel, Rev. James Haughn officiating. Reception to follow. Interment in Musquodoboit Harbour. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ocean View Continuing Care. The family would like to thank all of the angels working at Ocean View for the loving care they gave to dad during this time. Online condolences may be made by visiting (Dartmouth Chapel)

MATCHEM, Hilda (Northcotte)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 16, 2016

Age 83, of Halifax, passed away at home on June 14, 2016 with her loving family by her side. Born on October 1, 1932 in Gaultois, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Matthew and Elizabeth (Knott) Northcotte. Loving wife, mother, nana and great grandmother. She devoted her life to her family. She enjoyed bingo, going to the casino, loved to bake and knit. Her most cherished moments was time spent with her beloved grandchildren who referred to her as "Nana". Hilda is survived by her daughters Mildred (Allan), Wendy (Peter) and Elizabeth (Paul); sons Wade, Barry, Clifford (Liesa), Glen (Treena) and Todd (Kim); grandchildren Gale, Tony (Crystal), Michael (Katelyn), Felicia, Brandon, Brooke, Amanda, Christopher, Austin and Avery; five great grandchildren (was excitingly awaiting her sixth great grandson due any day) Sister Elsie Roberts; special nephews Wilbert (Gladys) and Guy (Jessie) and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Alexander, brothers Harold, Jack, Reg, sister Jenny and daughter Sylvia. Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax where a visitation will take place Friday June 17th from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. Funeral Service to be held Saturday June 18th, 11am at Emmanuel Anglican Church, Spryfield. Burial to follow at St. John's Cemetery, Halifax. Family flowers only. Donations in Hilda's memory may be made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch.

MORGAN, Edith Margaret
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 29, 2016
Edith Margaret Morgan
95, Timberlea, passed away peacefully in Northwood Care on June 22, 2016. Born St. Lawrence, Newfoundland on February 28, 1921, Edith (Marg) was a daughter of the late William and Margaret (Reeves) Parsons. Marg recounts that she listened to the radio broadcasts of hockey games and Bill (her husband to be) was noted as a star of the team. His beautiful wife Marg caught Bill's heart while she was working as a sales lady at a local downtown business in St. John's. They married after 8 months. The wedding was on New Year's Day, first of January 1942 in St. Mary's the Virgin, Church of England, St. John's, Newfoundland. Bill was 25 and Marg was 20. They were inseparable from that day forward - 68 years. She was predeceased by her husband Frederick (Bill) William Godden Morgan on April 13, 2010. She is survived by her three children; daughter Bertha Ruth (Malcolm) of Calgary; son Frederick William (Peggy) of Calgary, and son Trevor George (Sharon) of Hammond's Plains. She is survived by grandchildren Angela, Shannon, Allan, Ashley and Adrian and three great grandchildren, Samuel, Riley and Sophia. She was predeceased by brothers William (Billy) and George; sisters Cora, Ruth and Vera. The celebration of mom's life will be held at St. Andrews Anglican Church, Timberlea, N.S. at 3:00 pm Sunday August 21, 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations in may be made to Alzheimer's Society

MYATT, Effie M.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 2, 2016
(November 5, 1924 - June 1, 2016)
MYATT, Effie M
., It is with deep regret that we inform you of the death of Effie on June 1, 2016 in Bissett Court, Cole Harbour. Born in Notre Dame Bay, NL, she was the eldest child of the late George and Edith (Thomas) Rideout. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur and companion Barry Bonang. Effie is survived by her brother Frederick; sisters, Stella Marie, Ada Maud and Neta, all of Newfoundland. Her wishes were simple. No visitation, No flowers. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Homes, Dartmouth. Effie's ashes will be brought to Newfoundland where she will rest in the family plot alongside her parents. Donations in her memory may be made to the Dartmouth General Hospital, 325 Pleasant St., Dartmouth, N.S., B2Y 4G8. Online condolences may be made by visiting the Dartmouth Chapel at

PINK, Clarice
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 17, 2016
(October 14, 1935 - June 15, 2016)
Pink, Clarice
, Passed away peacefully at the Halifax Infirmary June 15, 2016 with her family by her side. She was born on October 14, 1935 in Margaree, NL, the eldest child and only daughter of the late Clifford and Gladys Osmond. Clarice was an avid camper since the 1970's and enjoyed her many good friends at the Plantation campground. She was formidable crib player, an active member of the Prospect Rd. Seniors and the Shrinettes. She was a member of the Parish of St. Timothy's Anglican Church. Survived by her beloved daughter Janice and her two grandchildren the pride and joy of her life Randy (Hillary) Baker and Kandis (Andrew) Baker. Clarice was predeceased by her husband Randell and a daughter in infancy. Clarice leaves behind her brothers Harvey (Shirley), Lloyd (Viola), Stan (Ada) and sister in law Claudia, all from Newfoundland. Predeceased by her brother Clifford Jr. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and longtime friends. Visitation will be held at the Atlantic Funeral Home 771 Main Street Dartmouth on Sunday June 19, 2016 from 1 until 4pm. The Funeral Service will be held in the Atlantic Funeral Home Chapel On Monday at 1pm. Interment at Dartmouth Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Reception to follow Oceanview Lounge Atlantic Funeral Home. Family flowers only. Donations in Clarice's honour can be made to the Shriners Hospital or the charity of your choice. Online condolence may be made at

RYAN, James Joseph - 63
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 17, 2016
Valley, Colchester County

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of James Ryan on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro after a lengthy illness. Born in St. Brendan's NL on November 7, 1952, he was a son of the late Jack and Frances (Mackey) Ryan. He leaves behind his wife of 40 years, Judy (Walker); his two children, Janine Ryan, and Shaun (Jaimie) Ryan, both of Springhill; his two cherished grandchildren, Kael and Elliott who will miss their "Poppy" very much. Jim is also survived by sisters, Joan (Len) McMurrer, Ottawa, ON, Angela (George) Quirk, North Sydney; brothers, Leonard, Truro, Randy (Sandy), Springhill, John (Michael), Ottawa, ON, Michael (Leanne), Halifax; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jim's family moved to North Sydney in 1965 where he enjoyed playing hockey, made many new friends and continued his education graduating from Thompson High School in 1971. He took an apprenticeship with CNR in Moncton, NB and then began his railway career in 1973 in Sydney while obtaining a business degree at CBU. He was a hard working very conscientious employee for over 30 years with CN, Via Rail and CBNS Railway until 2008 when illness finally prevented him from continuing on with a career he took great pride in; working his way up to management positions in various parts of Canada. His work ethic was simply that every job deserved to be well done. While living in Dartmouth and Ottawa, ON Jim found the time in his busy work schedule to become involved in assistant coaching of minor hockey where he believed how you played the game was more important than the outcome.

Jim enjoyed spending time in the great outdoors whether he was working in the yard, out in a boat fishing or simply walking in the woods, never forgetting to respect the environment. He developed a special bond with family pets over the years, enjoying their company and always keeping their well-being in mind. Although he left Cape Breton in 1987, he and his family always found time in the summer to return for family gatherings and relaxation.

Jim faced the daily challenges of his illness head on with courage and strength, while his faith allowed him to accept God's plan for him. The family would like to acknowledge and thank Jim's many health care providers over the years: Dr. Lori Wood, Nova Scotia Cancer Center, Halifax for her tireless efforts since 2000 in the treatment and management of his disease, Dr. David Blair, long-time family physician, Dr. Donald Rowe for his daily monitoring of Jim while in hospital, Dr. Courtney Smith and the nursing staff of the Palliative Care Unit at CEHHC, for their compassionate care and support during his illness and final days. Dr. David Henderson and Sue Gibbons for their many home visits to treat Jim. He received excellent care from the nurses in the Medical Day Unit and the Chemotherapy Unit of CEHHC. We greatly appreciate the many volunteers of the Hospice Society who brightened Jim's Day. Many thanks also to the VON staff of Colchester for their dedication to Jim's day to day care while at home.

Visitation will held on Friday, June 17 from 6-8pm with prayers at 7:45pm in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 18 at 11am in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince St., Truro. Rev. Father Dariusz Miskowisz, officiating. Reception will follow in Campbell Hall. Interment will take place in Cape Breton at a later date. Donations in Jim's memory may be made to the SPCA, Palliative Care Unit of the Colchester East Hants Health Centre or charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting:

SKINNER, Ruby Louise
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 27, 2016
Date of Birth Friday, February 5th, 1932
Date of Death Friday, June 24th, 2016
Ruby Louise Skinner (Mullins)
, 84, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones in the early hours of Friday, June 24th in her daughter's home in Upper Tantallon. Even during her brief illness, Ruby maintained her pluck and good humour right to the end. Born in Morrisville, N.L., on February 3, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Maude (MacDonald) Mullins. Ruby moved to Riverport with her husband George Skinner, where they raised two daughters, Patricia Elaine Mosher and Darlene Ruby Dibbin. After the passing of her husband in 1993 and too soon after her daughter, Darlene in 1998, Ruby spent her golden years in Bridgewater with her beloved little dog, Jenny Woo. As an avid card player and social butterfly, Ruby leaves behind a large circle of friends as well as her family. Surviving are her daughter, Patricia and her husband Michael Mosher; Upper Tantallon, and their children, Rhiannon and her partner David, Winston and his partner Marta, Maris Lea and her partner Jeffrey; son-in law, John Dibbin and his partner Judy Koster; Darlene's children, Melissa and her husband Jason Ryan and Joshua and Judy's Daughters, Aldine and her partner Sheldon and Ronalda and her partner Vernon as well as Ruby's long time companion, Ross Parnell. It was Ruby's great joy to meet her three great-grandchildren this year. Melissa's son "our baby" Nolan as well as Aldine's Hendrik and Ronalda's Kai.

Friends are invited to share their memories of Ruby with her family during visitation on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg and from where a memorial service to celebrate Ruby's life will be held Wednesday at 2:00 pm . Rev. Simon Davies officiating. Private interment will be in Shepherd's Hill Cemetery, Riverport. Flowers from the immediate family only, memorial donations may be made to SHAID Tree Animal Shelter, Holy Trinity Anglican Church or to a charity of your choice.



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