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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
May 2016

 

BILLARD, Brenda "Allana"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 24, 2016
(February 5, 1951 - May 20, 2016)
Billard, Brenda Allana
passed away at home on Friday May 20, 2016 from complications of heart and kidney disease. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland on February 5, 1951, Allana is survived by her husband, John Leslie Billard of East Pennant; sons, Ross Billard (Xuan Zhang) of Halifax, Daniel Billard (Courtney Johnston) of Halifax and Darren (Suzanna) Billard of Portland, Oregon, USA. Grandchildren, Alexander, Zachary and Cora. Siblings, Gary Fry and Dale Hutchings of St. John's, Newfoundland. Cousins, Alice Galpin-Nicholson and Bertha Galpin. Allana was predeceased by her parents, Ena and Norman Fry.

Allana was an accomplished homemaker who devoted her life to her family. Allana was a great cook who loved feeding people and was always on hand to fire up the BBQ! Later in life, Allana spent her winters with John traveling to exotic locations such as Bali, Belize and Mexico. A special thank you to Dr. Laurie Mallery, who truly was Allana's angel, Dr. Hussein Beydoun for his skill and kindness as well as the nursing staff at the Coronary Care Unit 6.4 of the QE II Hospital, who cared for Allana in her final months.

Visitation will take place at J.A Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax on Wednesday, May 25 from 6-8pm. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 26 at 11am at St. Paul's United Church, 173 Old Sambro Road. Rev. Anne Hoganson officiating. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Harrietsfield-Sambro Volunteer Fire Department c/o 160 West Pennant Road, Sambro, NS, B3V 1E9.


BUTLER, Rebecca Anne
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 28, 2016
(April 10, 1937 - May 25, 2016)
It is with immense sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our mother, grandmother, and sister, Rebecca Butler, at her home in Halifax, NS on May 25, 2016. Rebecca (Becky) was born in Richard's Harbour, Newfoundland to the late Ephraim & Winnifred Skinner and after their untimely death, was adopted by Mark and Caroline Whiting. She left Newfoundland in the 1950s and moved to Halifax, where she worked with Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Goldberg who, until today, treated her as a daughter and she regarded them as parents.

Becky retained much of her small village Newfoundland attitudes where caring for each other was a necessity; she valued her many friends, with whom she spoke every day just to 'check in'. She loved to bake cakes for special occasions and often brought food to people who were sick and in need of companionship. Becky loved to laugh and had many stories. She also loved going for walks and playing in several bridge clubs.

She was very committed to her family, in fact her family was her life, and no one figured more prominently than her beloved grandchildren, Abbie and Calvin. Becky was predeceased by her parents, twin sister Effie, brother Ephraim, her husband Jim and son Jamie. She leaves to mourn and to cherish her memory her son Marc (Joanna), grandchildren, Abbie and Calvin; sister Edna, brother Ches; sisters in-law June, Barb, Pat and her family. Plus a large circle of friends as well as nephews, nieces and family in both Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 5:00 - 8:00pm at Snow's Funeral Home, Lacewood Drive in Halifax. Funeral will be held at 10:30am on Friday, June 3, 2016 at Saint Benedict's Church, with reception to follow in the church hall. Burial at the Gates of Heaven Cemetery on Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville to take place immediately following reception. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Becky's name to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.


CARNELL, David Woolfrey
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 24, 2016
(1939-2016)
David Woolfrey Carnell
- 76, of Kentville, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Bell Island, Newfoundland, he was a son of the late Wilfred and Hazel (Butt) Carnell. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces with the Black Watch. He was then employed at the Co-op Feed Mill in New Minas and also worked as a commissionaire during his retirement. He was an avid hockey fan, especially the Toronto Maple Leafs. He is survived by his wife, Joyce (McInnis) Carnell; a daughter, Deborah Carnell, Middleton; two sons, David, Kentville; Darrell (Heather), Centreville; a sister, Jean Williams, Evergreen Home for Special Care, Kentville; six grandchildren, Laura, Tommy, Tyler, Cassie, Melissa and Charles; five great grandchildren. He was predeceased by four sisters, Mabel (in infancy), Dorothy Williams, Marjorie Baldwin and Daisy Moore; a brother, Wilfred (in infancy). Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation, by request. A private family graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2016 in the Black River Cemetery, Kings County. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.


DINGWELL, Ronald Francis
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 13, 2016
(June 30, 1957 - May 5, 2016)
It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ron at home on May 5, 2016. Ron has been living bravely with ALS since November 2013. He was born in Corner Brook, NL on June 30, 1957, the first-born son to F. Neil Dingwell and Lillian (Stacey) Dingwell. He attended school in Goose Bay and graduated high school in Stephenville, NL. Ron pursued post-secondary education receiving a certificate in Communications Electronics at DVS, Gander Campus in 1976. In addition, Ron studied diligently for his Certificate in Quality Management at Dalhousie University which he completed in February 2012.

Ron was initially employed as a Service Technician - first with Mountain Cablevision in Hamilton, ON in 1976, returning to St.John's, NL in 1977 to work with Avalon Cablevision. In July 1978, Ron began a 35-year career as a Civilian Member with the RCMP, starting as a Technician in the Radio Workshop in St. John's, NL, and moving to Halifax with the Force in 1982. He retired in August 2013 as Atlantic Regional Informatics Officer. Ron truly loved his job and his coworkers and in turn was highly admired and respected by his RCMP colleagues from coast to coast. Post-retirement, Ron worked as Consultant with the Province of Nova Scotia, proudly seeing to completion the TMR2 Project for which he received the Ian MacKinnon Memorial Interoperability Award in October 2015. Ron was also the recipient of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Ron was a regular blood donor, giving just under 200 donations. He was a volunteer with the Bedford Minor Basketball Association and Boy Scouts of Canada, 7th Bedford.

Some of Ron's fondest memories were those spent with his parents, siblings, grandparents and cousins at the family farm at Wesley, Codroy Valley, NL. Years later, he continued the tradition of summer vacations to the Valley with his wife and children. Ron is survived by his wife Doreen Hutchings, his son Christopher (Elena Acosta) and his daughter Rebecca (Alex Nunes), his mother Lillian, his sister Janet Furey (George) and his brother Brian (Peggy), sisters-in-law Pauline Hutchings and Elaine Furlong (Tom) and brother-in-law Wally Hutchings (Mary) as well as five nephews and three nieces. Ron was predeceased by his father Neil in January of this year.

A special thank you to all our family and friends who stood by us throughout this journey. Dave Jarvis and Colette McDonald, you always provided a laugh with your daily calls and texts. Special thanks to the following: Veterans Affairs Canada, staff at Continuing Care Nova Scotia; Ron's RJF caregivers, Nichola, Karen, Gareth, Ng, Kemmetia and JJ; the staff at the ALS Society of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia; Dr. Terry Mullan and staff and to all those providing care at the ALS clinic, QEII HSC; as well as other health professionals - Jeff Phillips, Steve Richey, Lana Meagher, Stephen Whitman, Janet Gallant and Carol Donaldson.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held for Ron on Monday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m. at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax with visitation taking place from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, May 15. Inurnment will take place at a future date. Family flowers only please. Donations may be made to the ALS Society of Canada, Dalhousie Medical Research foundation (ALS research - the Lab of Dr. Victor Rafuse) or a charity of your choice.


FARNDALE, Raymond William Stainthorpe, CD
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 28, 2016

Ray enjoyed a long and fulfilling life. Beginning Feb 23, 1914, in St John's and then Corner Brook, Newfoundland and living most of his life in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he peacefully passed away on May 23, 2016, in Guelph, Ontario, his new-found home. Ray, a true gentleman, was kind and generous of spirit. He was passionate about inclusion, notably those with special or medical needs and those marginalized by poverty or life circumstances. He adopted many local and international causes, always adapting with the times. He loved his Blue Jays, mystery novels, choir singing, politics, good jokes and live music. A life-long learner, he conquered the computer and worked well into his 90's, as an accountant. He always enjoyed "doing his books", gardening, walking, swimming, skating, ballroom dancing and amateur acting. While a man of few words, he demonstrated deep emotion and always had a twinkle in his eye. Ray was a proud veteran of World War II, serving as Lieutenant in the 23rd Battery of the 59th Regiment of Royal Artillery and was awarded the Canadian Forces Decoration (CD).

He was a devoted husband to Ellie Tipple, with whom he shared many adventures, until her passing in 2010. He was a dear father to Keith (Sue) Farndale, and Denise (Jack) Watson and was a special Poppy to Emily and Christopher Watson and granddog Molly, who adored him. Ray was pre-deceased by his British parents, John and Bessie, and his younger brother Bertram. He was a loyal friend to many and had strong relationships, most recently with those at Wellington Park Retirement Residence. All who knew Ray agree that his teachers and peers got it right when they awarded him the Knowling Scholarship numerous times, as "Best All Round Boy"!

To honour his wishes, cremation and a private memorial will be held. Arrangements entrusted to the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel. Memories can be shared at www.wallcustance.com. If desired, expressions of sympathy can be made through a donation to KidsAbility Centre for Child Development at www.kidsability.ca to support Poppy's kids. A tree will be planted in memory of Raymond W. S. Farndale in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 2:30 pm.


GRUCHY, David William
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 25, 2016
(March 17, 1932 - May 22, 2016)
The Honourable Justice (retired) David W. Gruchy
passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the age of 84. Dave was born in Bishop's Falls, Newfoundland to Philip and Evelyn (Baird) Gruchy on March 17, 1932 with his twin sister, Patricia (Mutch). They were joined seven years later by their sister Judy (Townsend) and remained close throughout his life. He had three older siblings, Phyllis, Phil and Shirley. Dave is survived by his wife, Betty, his four children, Phil (Sylvie Ouellette), Steve (Rosemary Hall), Rick (Annika Renborg) and Sally (David Sinclair) and his grandchildren, Alex Polley (Elizabeth McDonald), Sam, Daisy, Will, Libby and Danny Gruchy, and Erin and Matthew Sinclair.

Dave was raised and educated to the age of fifteen in Grand Falls, Newfoundland and then attended Bishop's College School in Lennoxville, Quebec and King's College School in Windsor, Nova Scotia. In 1951 he attended the University of King's College in Halifax, where he would have the good fortune to meet and fall in love with Helen Elizabeth "Betty" Stayner. They married in 1958. In 1954 he enrolled at Dalhousie Law School and graduated in 1957. After Articling with R. Lorne MacDougall, Q.C. in Truro he was admitted to the Bar and began his professional career in partnership with Mr. MacDougall as Burchell, MacDougall and Gruchy. From 1958 to 1990 he practiced labour, municipal and administrative law, and civil litigation. He was Solicitor for the Town of Truro from 1975 to 1990. Dave received his designation as Queen's Counsel in 1974. Throughout his career as a lawyer Dave served as a founding member of the Truro Industrial Commission, was President of the Canadian Transportation Lawyers Association (1989), was Vice-Chair of the Law Foundation of Nova Scotia, served on the Bar Counsel of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society and was active on various committees of the Canadian Bar Association. Dave was appointed to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, Trial Division, on July 6, 1990 where he remained until his retirement on March 17, 2007. Following his retirement from the bench he served on the Nova Scotia Criminal Review Board, the Nova Scotia Securities Commission and as Chair of the Nova Scotia MLA Pension Review (2011).

Dave gave freely of his time and experience to various community groups while living in Truro. He was an active member of the Kinsmen Club and served as Chairman of the United Way. As his children grew and began to develop an interest in music he and Betty became actively involved in arranging and fund raising for numerous band and choir trips through Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Dave was an enthusiastic skier and enjoyed many ski trips with family and friends to Maine and Quebec. He loved being at the cottage on Shortts Lake, where he enjoyed relaxing times and lively gatherings with friends and family, and many happy hours teaching an inestimable number of kids to water ski. Although he and Betty made the difficult decision to give up their home on Pleasant Street in Truro in 1992 to move to Halifax, Dave maintained his close friendships in Truro. Dave will be fondly remembered by all who knew him as humble and humorous, a gentleman in every way, but above all a person you could always count on to bring his best to any challenge.

Visitation will take place at J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, on Friday, May 27 from 4 to 7 pm. A funeral service will be held in St. James Anglican Church at the Armdale Rotary on Saturday, May 28 at 10:30 am, with a reception to follow in the church hall. A private interment will take place after the reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Victorian Order of Nurses.


GULLAGE, Pearl (MacLean)
The Cape Breton Post, May 12, 2016
(October 17, 1921 - May 10, 2016)

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Agnes Pearl (MacLean) Gullage, on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Pearl was born Oct. 17, 1921, in Safe Harbour, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Annie (Elkins) White. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church, active as a teacher at the church school, enjoyed teaching children to read, baking, knitting and crocheting. For many years she worked at Wong's Café, where she made lasting friendships. Pearl was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Pearl is survived by her two children, her son, Ben (Andrea) MacLean, Coxheath, and her daughter, Irene (Robert) Bartlett, Leitches Creek; her six grandchildren, Leanna (Chris) McNeil, Liverpool, Beth MacLean, Halifax, Russell Peter MacLean, Sydney, Bruce Bartlett, Anita Bartlett, both in Calgary and Heather Bartlett, Sydney Mines; her seven great-grandchildren, Chandra, Bishop, Alex, Greg, Robert, Kaitlynn and Luke; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Stanley LeDrew; her second husband, Russell MacLean and her third husband, Kie Gullage; her grandson, Stewart Bartlett; her siblings, Emmanual, Gladys, Olive and Edwin. Visitation for Pearl will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jason Homan officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Northside Baptist Church or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com


LEGGE, Charlie
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 30, 2016
(September 15, 1928 - May 27, 2016)
Charles Edwin Legge, (Charlie to friends, Bud to family)
age 87, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully May 27 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Robinsons, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Leona and William Legge. He was a Korean War veteran stationed on the Royal Canadian Navy destroyer HMCS Cayuga, which played a pivotal role in operations. A modest man, he rarely talked about his war experiences. But Veterans Affairs Canada credits the ship with helping to blockade the enemy coast, preventing amphibious landings, protecting aircraft carriers from submarine and aerial attacks, and bombarding enemy-held coastal areas while providing help to residents in isolated Korean fishing villages. It also took the lead in a dangerous mission up the shallow, winding and mined-littered Taedong River on a December night in 1950, to help residents of Chinnampo evacuate in the wake of a massive enemy advance. It and other ships eventually destroyed rail lines, docks and supplies that could have been used by the invading forces. In 2014, the Republic of Korea honored him and other Nova Scotia veterans with peace medals for their service. After the war, he cut wood for and built the gas station he owned and operated in Robinsons.

He was an electrician by trade and later worked at the Halifax Dockyard for many years. He loved working in his garden and looked forward each spring to tilling and planting, often lining his tiny tomato plants along his back deck, always draped with a large Canadian flag. He was also an avid coin collector and hockey fan, rooting annually for the Detroit Red Wings. But most of all, he was a devoted father and grandfather. He was so proud of all of his grandchildren and would have done anything for them. He was especially close to his twin grandsons Justin and Jordan who lived with him since they were children. Jordan was the light of his life for nearly 30 years, from his first moments as a three-pound premature infant, through his heart operation at five days old, his first six months in hospital and all the days and years that followed. Papa and Jordan were inseparable. Where you saw one, you saw the other; they always relied on each other and it stayed that way for both until Papa's last breath. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Phyllis (Rowsell) Legge; daughters, Lynn, Lois (Richard), Ruth (Mike) and Joanne; grandchildren, Justin, Jordan, Chelsea, Dylan and Michaela; brother, Bernard; sisters Cathy, Sheila and Marilyn. He was predeceased by sisters, Edith and Elsie; brothers, Robert and Fred.

Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 at 1pm in the Atlantic Funeral Homes, Dartmouth Chapel, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. Reception will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 160, 703 Main Street, Dartmouth, following the service. The family sends its deepest gratitude to all the caregivers who helped at home during Charlie's final days. Your compassion and care will never be forgotten. Flowers are greatly accepted or donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 160 or Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Homes, Dartmouth Chapel (902-462-1434). Online condolences may be made by visiting www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


MASON, Madeline
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 9, 2016
(1937-2016)
Madeline (nee Mills) Mason
- died peacefully in her sleep at Northwood Centre, Halifax on May 6, 2016. She was 79. Born in Marystown, Newfoundland she was the daughter of the late John "Jack" and Mary (Reid) Mills. Madeline was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she met her second husband, the late Richard A. Mason. Madeline is survived by sisters, Sophia Stack (Edward), Ottawa; Annunciata Slaney (John) and Margaret Ann Martin (Derek), Nova Scotia; brothers, Bill (Nora), Marystown, NL and George, Nova Scotia; son, David Drake (Tammy Munroe), Kentville; daughters, Susan Drake-Crowell (Doug), Kentville; Andrea Drake (Paul Clarke), Halifax; Loriann Drake (Scott Crowell), Hortonville; four grandchildren, Nicole Drake, Halifax; Tasha Drake, Zach Crowell and Michael Drake, all of Kentville and her first husband, Harrison W. Drake, Kentville. She was predeceased by her second husband and love of her life, Richard A. Mason; oldest son, Robert Harrison John Drake; sister, Lillian Turpin (Tom) and brother, Jack Mills. Madeline was artistic and opened a ceramic studio in downtown Kentville in the 1970's. She also painted with acrylics, knit, sewed, and did embroidery and crewel work. Homes of family and friends are decorated with some of her work. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation by request. The funeral service followed by a reception will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2016 in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Belcher Street, Kentville. A private interment at the Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings County. Family flowers only please. Donations in her memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or any branch of the SPCA. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.


STOCKLEY, Wilson Cator
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 24, 2016
(February 15, 1929 - May 18, 2016)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loved one at Bonnews Lodge, Badger's Quay on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, Wilson Cator Stockley age 87 years of Lumsden. Predeceased by his mother; Eva Templeman nee Stockley, step-father; Wilfred Templeman, brother; Samuel, brothers-in-law; Daniel Winsor and Prince Dyke. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his son; Roderick (Suzette) of Lumsden, daughter; Diane (Jeffery Goodyear) of Lumsden, sister; Pearl (Jonathon Seaward) of Middle Sackville, NS, sister-in-law; Bernice Templeman of Goulds, grandchildren; Jessica (Luke) Jeanna (John), niece; Deanne, nephews; Lloyd, Darrin, Todd, special friend; Minnie Blackwood and a circle of other relatives and friends. Visitations will take place at Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove, from where the funeral service will also take place on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 2 P.M. with Rev. Larry Noseworthy officiating. Inurnment will follow at Jubilee United Church cemetery, Wesleyville. As an expression of sympathy flowers are gratefully accepted. Visitations; Friday (Public) 7 P.M. - 9 P.M. Saturday ( Public) 1 P.M. - 2 P.M.


TARRANT, Hugh P.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 2, 2016
Date of Birth: Tuesday, December 6th, 1949
Date of Death: Friday, May 20th, 2016
Place of Death: Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia
Passed away suddenly at home in Hammonds Plains on Friday, May 20th at age 66. Born in St. Lawrence, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Elizabeth (Fitzpatrick) and Harry Tarrant. Hugh is survived by his wife Sheila (Carr), daughters Jillian (Stephen) Bussey, Megan, Winnipeg, Manitoba and granddaughters Kate and Sarah Bussey as well as five brothers and six sisters: Mike, Celestine and Ellen Tarrant. Meta (late Gerry) Turpin of St. Lawrence, Newfoundland, Lilllian (Silver) O'Toole of Renews, Newfoundland, Rose (late Michael) Shea of Wabush, Labrador, Anna (Jim) Hancock of Porcupine, Ontario, Tom (Florence) Tarrant of Inverary, Ontario, Mario (June) Tarrant of Dryden Ontario, Patsy (Stewart) Young of Kitimat, British Columbia. As well as 17 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother in childhood and two brothers-in-law. Hugh served for 35 years with the RCMP retiring as Inspector in 2004. A beloved husband, father and treasured Papa, he was an avid sportsman particularly enjoying soccer and golf. No visitation by personal request. Cremation has taken place. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, June 6th at 1pm at St Marguerite Bourgeouys Parish Church in 18 Scholars Road Upper Tantallon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be made at www.rawalker.ca


WARNER, Dorothy Florence
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 17, 2016
Dorothy "Dot" Florence Warner
(1923-2016)

92, of Halifax, passed away peacefully May 4, 2016 at Ivany Place, Bedford. She was a daughter of the late Captain Henry and Ellen (Piercey) Hynes. Born in Harbour Breton, Newfoundland, she emigrated to Nova Scotia in February 1939. She was the wife of the late Elmer "Al" Warner, Halifax. They were married 57 years before Al's passing in 2001. Dot was a member of the Red Cross Corp. (Pier 21), also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Civic Hospital, Royal Canadian Legion, Vimy Branch No. 27 and a proud member of the N. S. Liberal Assn. In early years mom opened our home to foster children in need of care. In retirement Dot and Al loved to go in their travel trailer and were active members of the National Campers and Hikers (Atlantic Rovers and Autumn Leaves) serving as Field Directors for 15 years, leading their friends on the road to many exciting travel trailer excursions. Yard sales were another pastime not for the gems mom would find but for the people she met. Mom loved winters inFlorida. After dad's passing mom reinvented herself and joined various senior clubs and traveled to many places inNova Scotia with the senior bus tours. She also hosted suppers and bingo games for her senior friends. Mom was a great cook her specialties were pan fried haddock, boiled dinner and roast pork. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by daughter, Margaret (Raymond Currie), Hammonds Plains; sons, Raymond (Barbara), Halifax, Alan (Kimberley), Conception Bay South, NL; daughter in-law, Jeannine, Halifax; nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren; sisters, Margaret, Annie, Susie and Theresa; sister in-law, Rita Hynes (Clarence); several nieces and nephews; friends, Bonnie and Tommy Julien and their daughter, April who never missed an occasion to visit during mom's stay at Ivany Place. She was predeceased by husband Elmer "Al"; sons, John David, Stephen Wayne; brothers, Sandy, Henry, Steve, Hughie, Clarence and Joe; sisters, Betty, Mary and an infant sister and special sister, Ellie. Special thanks toIvany Place staff: LPN's Connie and Lori, CCA's Elizabeth, Meghan (MemMea), Shelley, Sandy, Sherry Ann, Jamie, Carolyn and to the kitchen staff who always made mom's breakfast so special.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, May 20 at 10AM in Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Halifax, followed by a reception in the church hall. Interment will take place in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to Ward Five Community Centre (Lunch Program), 5540 Russell St, Halifax, Phone: 902-454-0019.


WATKINS, Arthur Bryant
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 18, 2016
(1932 - 2016)
Art Watkins
of Berwick, N.S. passed away peacefully on May 15, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 84. A proud son of Newfoundland, he was one of five children of the late Arthur and Hilda Watkins of Deer Lake. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years Joan (Miller) of Kingston and their six children: Nicole Campbell (Jamie); Tim (Brigitte); Catherine (Karl) Biermann of Halifax and Lieutenant Colonel William (Mylène) of Canning, Rick Pane of St. Catherine's, Ontario and Randy Pane of Australia. He was very proud of all of his nine grandchildren: Jim, Margaret, Olivia, Alex, Katie, Renee, Bridget, Erin and Tara. He is also survived by brother Kenneth of St. John's, Newfoundland, his sister-in-law Beverly Misner of Kingston as well as a niece and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters Ramona and Jeanette and brother Ronald.

Art joined the Royal Canadian Air Force at an early age and proudly served in a 35 year career that was highlighted by postings to Germany, North Bay, Summerside and Greenwood. His love of flying remained throughout his life and led to a second career in commercial aviation with WardAir, Canadian Airlines, and subsequently in Paris with Air France. In 1990, Art and Joan retired back to Nova Scotia. He was an avid reader, sports fan and news hound. However, his favourite times were spent on the Berwick Heights golf course with buddies Barry, Duncan and Bud.

Throughout his life, Art remained dedicated to helping others and gave generously of his time to Citizens on Patrol (COPs), Christ Church Berwick and Crime Stoppers Nova Scotia where he became known locally as the voice of Crime Stoppers because of his public service announcements. His support for the military also continued through VP International and the Royal Canadian Legion where, as a lifetime member, he periodically worked on several committees. His lifelong optimism drove his positive attitude that was admired by many. Joan and family would like to express their thanks to the Victoria Order of Nurses, staff at the Valley Regional Hospital, Palliative Care and Reverend Ruby Carter for their support and care during this journey.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Lindsay Berwick Funeral Chapel, 192 Commercial Street Berwick (902-538-9900). A Celebration of Life will be held on May 27, 2016, at 2:00 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #98 in Kingston, NS. Memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers Association or the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #98 Kingston.


WILLIAMS, Marion June
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, May 16, 2016
Date of Birth: Tuesday, July 31st, 1951
Date of Death: Saturday, May 14th, 2016

It is with great sadness that the family of Marion June Williams, 64, of Mahone Bay, announces her passing on Saturday, May 14, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Terra Nova N.L., she was a daughter of Christina Drodge-Burton (Rowsell) of Ottawa and the late Albert Drodge.

Marion was employed as a remittance officer/teller at the Scotia Bank in Dartmouth and the Royal Bank in Liverpool. She did a great deal of volunteer work with the Salvation Army in Bridgewater and worked in the Thrift Shop. She was a member of Middlewood Emmanuel Pentecostal Church, Middlewood and a past member of Calvary Temple Pentecostal Church, Mahone Bay.

Besides her mother, Christina Drodge-Burton, Ottawa, Marion survived by her loving husband Bruce, daughters Nancy (Dane) Louvelle, Porter's Lake, Sharilyn Watkins, Dartmouth, sons Brent (Holly) Watkins, Stevenville, N.L., Andrew (Lori Gould) Buckley, Bridgewater, Brian (Rachel Marie) Buckley, Toronto, sister Louise Drodge, Ottawa. She will be greatly missed by grandchildren Melissa, Kayla, Brayden, Natasha, Sam, Christina, Brianna and Ava. Also surviving are her step-children, Darlene Williams, Susan Robar, Charlene Williams, Christie Williams, Charles Williams and a large extended family.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg. Family and friends are invited to share their memories of Marion during visitation on Thursday from 1:00 until time of service at 3:00 pm at Middlewood Emmanuel Pentecostal Church, Pastor Fred Carr and Pastor James Haughn officiating. Interment will be in Middlewood Emmanuel Tabernacle Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the family would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

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