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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
October 2016


ATWELL, Mileta Marie
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 1, 2016

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Mileta Marie (Young) Atwell on October 29, 2016 at Hants Community Hospital in Windsor, Nova Scotia. She was born in Flat Bay, NL on March 28, 1948 to Benedict and Millie (Perrier) Young. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband, Perry Atwell; daughter, Misty Atwell Boylan; her chosen son, John Boylan; grandson, Ostin who was the light of her life, she loved him to the moon and back; daughter, Kathleen Miles. She was predeceased by her parents, Benedict and Millie (Perrier) Young. Survived by her sisters, Celestine (John) Barton, Moncton, NB; Sandra Preshyon (Lloyd Webb), Saint John, NB; brothers, Matthew and Anthony (Evelina), both of Saint John, NB; nieces, Amanda, Venassa and Kimmy Preshyon and nephew, Duane Preshyon, all of Saint John, NB; nephews, Jeremy and Collin Barton of Moncton, NB. Not to leave out her faithful fur baby, Shelby.

Mileta lit up a room with her smile and laughter, a very generous person to all who knew her. She also had a quick wit and a quirky sense of humor. A master of baking and preserving, she had great joy in making fruit cakes, cookies and squares at Christmas for her family and friends. Her larder was always full of jams, pickles and relishes. She had many jobs in life, but her passion was working with the elderly, which she did very well with the aid of her daughter, Misty. Her work ethic was second to none. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation, by request. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 5, 2016 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Reverend Gary Manthorne officiating. Donations to be made to the IWK Health Centre Foundation, which was very close to our family's heart. Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.

GILLINGHAM, Frederick "Ted"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 11, 2916
Frederick Walter Gillingham "Ted"
- 72, The Mira, Truro, formally of Halifax, passed away October 6, 2016 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Ted was born in Newfoundland on June 14, 1944. He had a great sense of humour and will be remembered for his laugh and witty attitude. He enjoyed singing old tunes, mostly Scottish Ballads. He moved to Truro a very short time ago but spent time in Pugwash as well as in the Halifax area. Ted has no known family members, but will be missed by friends and staff at the Mira who were his family for a short time. Ted will be laid to rest with dignity at a Graveside Service and Interment on Thursday, October 13th at 11am in Lower Onslow Clarke Cemetery, Lower Onslow, with Cory Lunn, officiating. In lieu of flowers or donations, please visit a family member or friend who is suffering from loneliness and in need of companionship. Arrangements for Ted have been entrusted to the care of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro.

The Cape Breton Post, November 1, 2016
Born in Greenspond, Newfoundland and Labrador, on November 9th, 1937
Passed in Cambridge, Ontario, on October 29th, 2016

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend, James (Jim/JD/Keany to his crew) Dominey Kean on Saturday, October 29, 2016, age 78, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge, Ontario. Dad came to Cambridge in 2009 where he resided with Debbie his oldest daughter until his death. Dad was born in Greenspond NL on Nov 9, 1937 to Edward and Frances Kean. Dad leaves behind Debbie Frances Thorne (Gerry), Bruce James (Nahid) Waterloo, ON and Wanda Lynn (David) Holyrood, NL. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Kristal Groom (Joshua), Kayla Thorne (Lance) and Noah Kean. He leaves one great-granddaughter, Charlie Grace Groom. Dad will also be missed by his brother, Bruce Kean, Barrie, ON, and sisters, Verna White, Mt. Pearl, NL and Yvonne Kean, St. John's, NL and his 23 nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by sisters, Nellie, Mary, Twin sister, Margaret, Alison, Louise and Lorraine. Also leaving behind are his very special friends, Sylvia and Mac Penney (Canning's Cove, NL).

Dad's family consisted of many friends and co-workers throughout his lifetime with 46 years working alongside amazing individuals with Marine Atlantic. Names are too numerous to mention. His passion for his position; Bosun (senior crewman of the deck), his attention to detail, his knots expertise, splicing the rope, rigging, anchors, cables and love of the sea will definitely share many stories about Jimmy around the table tonight. A toast or two will be made to him and his laughter, his stories about growing up in Greenspond and his times on his ships will always be told and remembered by those who cared and loved him. Jimmy, you were one in a million! You always had the right phase to say or share. We will remember and share with others. Dad you never missed a day of work in 46 years! You believed in a strong work day will earn you a good day. You taught your children an amazing work ethic and showed us how to laugh at the small stuff and take it all in stride. We will all remember that the "flag must be flown", "the ship must always sail" and that "there is never a Good-Bye but only a See Ya Later and May God Bless". Dad, until we see you again, remember to watch over us all and ensure we have smooth crossings ahead. Sail on Jimmy…….We Love you xoxo.

In lieu of flowers, any donation may be made to any Local Humane Society or S.P.C.A. as dads love for any animal was enormous. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Lounsbury Funeral Home, Cambridge, Ontario. Cremation to take place and a service to be held in Greenspond, NL, July 2017. Dad we are bringing you HOME……. Condolences/donations/directions: ph:519-658-9366.

LEWIS, Blanche
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 12, 2016

Halifax, passed away peacefully at the age of 94 in Arborstone Nursing Home, Halifax, on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Born October 9,1921 in Grand Bank, NL, she was a daughter of the late William and Martha Smith. Blanche worked as a Domestic Worker for many years in St. John's, NL. She loved visiting her sister, Mildred in Halifax during her summer vacations; she especially loved going to the Dingle, Fleming Park where she enjoyed watching her nieces and nephews playing on the beach. Blanche will always be remembered for her great sense of humour.
She is survived by her sister, Mildred Ayres of Halifax and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Fred, Frank and John Smith. Special thank you to all the nursing staff at Arborstone Nursing Home and especially to Carla Clarke for all you have done. A funeral service date and time will be announced at a later date.

MUISE-HILL, Elizabeth "Betty"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 14, 2016
(March 3, 1936 - October 12, 2016)
Muise-Hill, Elizabeth "Betty"
, age 80, of Windsor/Hantsport, Hants County, died Wednesday, October 12, 2016, in Haliburton Place, Windsor. Born on March 3, 1936, in Hearts Delight, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Robert James and Sarah (Worthman) Bishop. Betty was a resident of Hantsport and a member of St. Andrews Anglican Church, Hantsport, for many years.

Betty is survived by her husband, Rev. Everett E. Hill; brothers, Samuel (Edith) Bishop, and Sterling (Gail) Bishop, both of Hearts Delight, NL; sisters, Stella Merchant, Hantsport and Audrey (Wallace) Jackson, Hearts Delight, NL; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Edward "Eddie" Muise (2001); brothers, William Ronald Bishop and Victor Allen Bishop; brother-in-law, Russell Merchart.

Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, October 14, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King Street, P.O. Box 2218, Windsor, NS, B0N 2T0. A Requiem will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 15, 2016, in St. Andrew's Anglican Church. Main Street, Hantsport, with Rev. Tom Henderson officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in Heart's Delight, Newfoundland. Family flowers only, and donations in memory of Betty may be made to St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Hantsport or St. Matthews Anglican Church, Hearts Delight, NL.

PERRY, Anthony Arthur "Tony"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 2, 2016
Perry, Anthony Arthur "Tony"
, 57, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL, formerly of Antigonish, NS. It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Inspector Anthony Arthur "Tony" Perry. Known to some as a neighbour, others as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, he was first and foremost a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Born on the West Coast of Newfoundland in 1959, Tony spent his childhood enjoying the outdoors and building the skills that would define him as a handyman and "jack of all trades." After graduating from high school, he completed a diploma in cabinetmaking and worked construction on several major projects across Newfoundland. In 1988, Tony was accepted to the RCMP and began his almost 30 year career as a Police Officer. As he made his way through the ranks, Tony was an icon in the communities where he lived. He sat on committees, volunteered with sporting organizations and offered a helping hand to others in any way he could. Tony loved to travel, and he and his high school sweetheart Heather made beautiful memories touring the world. From Times Square to Stonehenge to his favourite beach in St. Marten, Tony could strike up a conversation and make a friend wherever he went. Tony was a known "fixer" who helped to peacefully resolve countless conflicts, such as the armed standoff he negotiated for which he was presented the Commanding Officer's Award of Excellence. From 1988 to 2003, Tony served as a constable on all Units at Antigonish Detachment as well as in the Northeast Nova Major Crime Unit. In 2003, he was promoted to Corporal and served as the Detachment Commander in Inverness. He returned to Antigonish in 2006 as a Sergeant in the role of Operational Non-Commissioned Officer. In 2008 he was promoted again to Staff Sergeant and held the positions of District Commander for Antigonish and the District Advisory Non-Commissioned Officer. In August of 2015, Tony achieved the goal he set for himself in 1988 and joined the Commissioned Ranks of the RCMP as the Inspector for Labrador District, posted in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL. He was truly a dedicated police officer who thrived in his uniform and maintained the rights and safety of the people and communities he served. Tony was so proud of his daughters, who were driven by his encouragement and "Poppy" was idolized by his grandchildren.

Tony is survived by his loving wife Heather and daughters Melanie (Jason) Marchand and Melissa (Tom) Halford, as well as three "main men" and one "princess" - his precious grandchildren Ben and Luke Marchand and Violet and Douglas Halford. He is also survived by his mother, Marjorie Laing, brother William (Rose), sisters Linda (Cecil) Byrne, Jean Bursey, brothers-in-law Alec (Terri) and Bill (Judy) Murdoch, sisters-in-law Diane Murdoch and Allison (Grant) Peyton, special aunt and uncle Bern and Sandra Adey and many nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his father Garfield and parents-in-law Jack and Lillian Murdoch.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 7-9pm and Friday 2-4pm and 7-9pm in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St. Antigonish. A United Church Funeral Service will be hosted in St. Ninian Cathedral on Saturday at 1:00pm, Reverend Peter Smith presiding. Burial at a later date. He was our leader, our teacher, and our anchor. May he sleep peacefully. Donations can be made in his honour to the "B" Div. Fallen Members Fund. Online condolences:

POOLE, Cyril Francis
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 24, 2016
(1925 - 2016)
Age 91, of Sackville, New Brunswick, died on October 20th, 2016. Born in Pilley's Island, NL, he was a son of the late Dorman and Blanche (Watkins) Poole. Educated at Dalhousie University and the University of Toronto, Cyril was a philosophy teacher and administrator at Bishop's University (1957-65) and Mount Allison University (1965-77). In 1977 he returned to Newfoundland where he became principal of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook. In 1990, he was appointed editor in chief of the Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador, helping to complete the project started by Joey Smallwood. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 1991. Cyril wrote several books on Newfoundland subjects, often funny, always full of keen observations about the people and places that meant so much to him. He cherished time spent sailing the "ancestral waters" of Notre Dame Bay with family and friends aboard Primrose II, Primrose III and Shamrock II.

Cyril is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jean (Parsons), Sackville; daughters, Janet (Bill Geier), Sackville and Deborah (Eric Sloan), Murray Corner, NB; son, Stephen (Margaret Doane), Halifax; grandchildren, Stephen (Megan Mitton) and Michael Geier, Erin, Laura and Patrick Sloan, Matthew, Emily and Lucy Poole; great-granddaughter, Quinn Geier; sister, Joyce, Wisconsin; brothers, Mervyn, New Waterford, NS and Edward (Marlene Penner), Delta, BC. He was predeceased by daughter, Karen; sister, Dorothy in infancy; brother, Winston; half-brother, Roy and half-sister Una.

In keeping with Cyril's wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Special thanks to the staff at the Sackville Memorial Hospital and the Westford Nursing Home in Port Elgin, NB. Memorial donations may be made to the Sackville Hospital, Westford Nursing Home or to a charity of the donor's choice. On-line condolences & sharing of memories may be forwarded to the family through our website or by visiting the funeral home Facebook page.

ROBIA, Melvin Joseph
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 19, 2016
(November 18, 1956 - October 14, 2016)
It is with great sadness and heart break that we, the family of Melvin Joseph Robia, announce the passing of our loving husband, father, brother, uncle and dear friend. Melvin passed away peacefully on October 14, 2016 at the Digby General Hospital surrounded by his family. Born November 18, 1956, in Cape St. George, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Harold and Madonna (Jesso) Robia.

Melvin was a fisherman for over 25 years and loved being on the water. His biggest joy in his life was his family. He married his darlin Mary (Murphy) and after 40 years she remained his best friend and companion. Melvin's pride and joy was his baby girl, Madonna Forrester (McKaine), the bond between them was special and everlasting. He is survived by his sisters, Valerie Martin (Gary), Lisa Campbell (Benny), and his brothers Harold (Venecia), Oliver (Ann), Bernard (Sharon) and Syris (Michelle). His brother and sister in-laws, James Cooke (Bev), Valerie Simmons (Jack), Cecilia Ridgley, William Murphy (RoseAnne), Gerald Murphy (Sylvia), Robert Murphy (Debbie), Michael Murphy (Cheryl), Gordon Murphy (Laura), Kathleen Beswick (James) and predeceased by Clifford Murphy and Maureen Hearn, and his many nieces and nephews.

Melvin was a man of few words but what he lacked in words he made up for in kindness. His beautiful blue eyes and photo perfect smile would light up the room. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday October 20, 2016 at J.A. Snow's Funeral Home at 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, N.S. at 2:00 p.m.
Though your smile is gone forever, and your hand we cannot touch, still we have so many memories of the one we loved so much, your memory is our keepsake, with which we'll never part, God has you in his keeping, we have you in our hearts

WOODMAN, Julia Ann
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 1, 2016
October 30, 2016

Age 96, East Jeddore, passed away peacefully on October 30, 2016, in the Birches Nursing Home, Musquodoboit Harbour. Born in Boxey, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Reginald and Alecia (Vallis) Skinner. She retired from BC Tel, and then she and her husband spent summers in Boxey and winters in Florida. Julia loved gardening and all kinds of crafts, was an excellent seamstress, but most of all, she loved genealogy. Julie was predeceased by her husband, Bill; sisters, Ella Faircloth, Ivy Miles; brother and sister in infancy. She is survived by her stepson, Allen, Vancouver, B.C.; sister, Eleanor Keeping, East Jeddore; many nieces and nephews in Nova Scotia and Florida. Visitation will be at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday until time of funeral at 2 p.m., both in St. John's Anglican Church, Oyster Pond, Rev. Andrew Mortimer officiating. Interment will be held in Newfoundland. Donations may be made to St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Boxey, N.L., or a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.



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