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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
April 2017


BOWERING, Robert Derek
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 18, 2017
(1951 - 2017)
Bowering, Robert "Derek"
CWO (ret'd) of Moschelle. It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of our loved one Derek (Dad and Papa) on April 17, 2017 at age 65. He was the son of Verna and the late William Edgar Bowering of Bay Roberts, Nfld. Derek spent 25 years in the Canadian Armed Forces (Dental Corp) as a CWO. He then joined a private practice in Digby and retired in 2015. He loved to hunt and fish and spend time at his camp. Derek is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Shirley (Fleet); daughters: Shelley (Paul) Lincoln and Angela (Ian) Thompson; three grandchildren: Avery, Owen and Amelia; one sister and four brothers and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father and two brothers. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Thursday from the Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal. Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday from the Clementsvale Baptist Church with Rev. Donald Robertson officiating. A reception will follow in the Forresters Hall, Clementsvale. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be sent to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of one's choice. On line condolences may be made at

BUTLER, William Austin
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 13, 2017
(March 17, 1925 - April 9, 2017)
William Austin Butler
of Halifax, "Bill" passed away on April 9th, 2017. Born on March 17th, 1925 in Grand Bank Newfoundland, the son of the late Samuel and Edith Butler. He is survived by son Ken (Tracy), daughter Roberta (Tony) Ash, grandchildren Christopher Ash, Michelle (Scott) Latham, Amanda Ash, Danielle Butler and Kelly (Chad) Tebbutt, Calgary and by great-grandchildren Myca and Maliyah Tebbutt. Brothers Gordon, Laurie (Sis) and sister Meta (Eddie) Hyde, Nfld. Special... nieces Melissa Hyde and Kim (Yannis) Siegfriedt. He was predeceased by his wife of sixty-five years, Joyce (Brace). Joyce and Bill loved singing hymns and southern gospel songs, and enjoyed the music of the Salvation Army band. Visitation will be Friday, April 14th from 6-8pm and Saturday, April 15th from 10-11am with a celebration of Bill's life to follow at 11am. The visitation and service will take place at The Salvation Army Fairview Citadel, 50 Gesner Street, under the direction of Captains Locke, reception to follow. Family burial will take place at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville. By request, family flowers only, donations in Bill's memory may be made to The Salvation Army Fairview Citadel.

CAINES, Malcolm
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 1, 2017
(July 22, 1939 - March 29, 2017)

Passed peacefully away in the presence of his loving wife, at Parkland Estates, Malcolm Caines, age 77 years of Prospect Bay NS. Left to mourn, his wife, Odette (Thibault) of 50 years. Brothers Kenneth (Emma), Samuel (Anne), Hibbert (Ellie), Douglas (Jennifer), Sisters, Gladys (Simeon) Hardy, June (Neil) Williams, Margaret (Gerald) Buffett. Nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and many beloved friends and neighbours. Predeceased by his parents, Samuel & Sarah (Rose) Caines of Pool's Cove, NL Many thanks go to the staff & caregivers at Parkland Estates. Special thanks & gratitude to Patsy Smith & family, who gave to Malcolm & Odette, a commitment of many hours & days of unselfish love and care. Malcolm was a charming, gentle and fun loving man, whose wit & humour brought laughter to all he met. He will be sadly & deeply missed. Cremation has taken place and a Service to celebrate Malcolm's life will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Shad Bay on Monday, 3 April 2017 at 11 am. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel Church or a charity of ones choice.

CHINN, Mary 'Ethel' Chinn
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 13, 2017

Born in Garnish, Newfoundland and Labrador, on May 13th, 1918
Passed on: February 9th, 2017
With great sadness the family of Mary 'Ethel' Chinn announce her passing on February 9th, 2017. Born in Garnish, Nfld., May 13th, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Anne (née Marsh) Grandy, and was predeceased by her husband, Garfield Chinn, 8 years earlier. She is survived by her daughters, Catherine MacPhee of Calgary, AB, Angela Tyler (Keith) of Lr. Sackville, NS, Grandson, Ian MacPhee of Calgary, AB, and great grandson, Kristian Root of Calgary, AB. In addition to parents and husband she was predeceased by 1 sister and 4 brothers.

Having lost her mother in infancy, Ethel was adopted by Maggie and John Cluett and their loving family. And she was reunited with her natural family when she was a young girl. Several years later she was taken under the wing of Rev. and Mrs. French in Flat Islands, Placentia Bay, Nfld. During WWII she came to Halifax, to the home of Mr. & Mrs. Peter Mitchell and although a domestic, was treated more like a family member. Ethel was a hard-working Newfoundlander, a devoted wife and a loving mother with an immense inner strength and a beautiful smile. Married to a seaman, she was the solid anchor in the family.

Ethel and Garfield had a marriage that was rare magic, and her happiest moments were spent in his arms as they danced 'round the floor. On Saturday mornings Ethel enjoyed listening to Newfie Brew with Jim and Beatrice Francis, and she was always delighted to hear a song dedicated to her and Garfield. Ethel loved WWE and she liked most of the wrestlers, but if one of them hurt her favorite, John Cena, then that poor wrestler was in for a real tongue-lashing. On her 97th birthday she was at the Halifax Forum watching the WWE in real life action. And everyday there was a phone call with her best friend, Rita Barkhouse, true friends for many years. In the last years Geri Parsons was her caregiver and companion, and Ethel looked on her as a loving daughter.

Service of Remembrance will be held on Monday, April 17 at 1:30 pm, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax followed by a grave side service at Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Ethel's memory to the Alzheimer's Society. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: (Halifax Chapel) 902-453-1434.

LIVINGSTONE, Rita Livingstone
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 18, 2017
(October 27, 1929 - April 17, 2017)

Age 87, passed away in Dykeland Lodge, Windsor, on Monday, April 16th, 2017. She was a long-time resident of Bedford. Rita lived a wonderfully rich and happy life. She was an elegant spirit, warm, thoughtful and kind. Born in 1929 in Francois, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Captain Reuben Carter and the late Sarah (Dollimont) Carter. She will be deeply missed by her children, Garry, Glenda, Gail, Philip and Brian; her sons-in-law, Barry and Bob; daughters-in-law, Carolyn and Cathy; and grandchildren, Alexandria, Jessica, Matthew, Sarah and Danielle; step grandchildren, Sara and Allison and great-granddaughter Madeleine. Rita was predeceased by Alexander Livingstone, her husband of 54 years. She was also predeceased by her brother, Edward Carter and sisters, Rose Russell and Bessie Payne. She is survived by her sister, Edith Warren. She was a long-time member and elder of Bedford United Church and avid community volunteer. She was a quilter, knitter, renowned cook and baker. She was a beautiful gardener. Her hands were never idle. Rita loved to entertain and was a welcoming spare Mom to our many cousins and friends. Mom was challenged for years with Alzheimer's disease but she always maintained her sweet and loving personality. In recent months, at the Dykeland Lodge she was embraced by the residents and staff, making many new friends. Our profound thanks to two special ladies who cared so well for Mom, Anna and Joan. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, April 21st in Bedford United Church at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.

McDONALD, Joseph Bernard
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 13, 2017

Age 76, Halifax. It is with profound sadness we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband and father on April 10, 2017 at the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, he was a son of the late Peter and Sophia (Bruce) McDonald.

Dad was an active member of St. Michael's Parish for 40 years, serving in many ministries which gave him such great joy. Dad's labor of love for many years was making rosary prayer beads for anyone who needed, many of which have made their way around the world. As director of Mary, Mother Of CARMEL Lay Carmelite Community. He volunteered with St. Vincent de Paul and served as Eucharist minister. Of all the accomplishments of his life, his family was truly his greatest blessing. He enjoyed nothing more than spending time with those he cherished. He has left his legacy of love with all of us. Dad was a lobster fisherman for many years and then went back to school to earn his radio operator ticket, finishing his career with Bedford Institute of Oceanography. For all who met him and experienced his humility and great compassion, knew that his most precious gift was love.

He is survived by his loving wife, Phoebe (Bishop); sons, Joseph (Anne); Peter (Hannah); daughters, Mary Brown; Anette McDonald; Sophia Dale Mountain; Susan West (Shawn), all of Halifax; brothers Gary; Robert (Gertie); sisters, Marie Pieroway; Joan Kamsma; Madonna Drover (John); grandchildren, Jennifer, James, Missy (Rob), Katie (Morad), Ryan (Genna), Perry, Jeremy, Chris, Simon, Cherie, Vivian, Hillary, Courtney, Joshua; 10 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers; Thomas, Raymond and Ronald in infancy; sisters Mae Tinsley and Patricia Cragen; great grandson, Jonathan.

Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. 149 Herring Cove Rd., where visitation will be held Sunday April 16 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held Monday April 17 at 11 a.m. from St, Michael's Roman Catholic Church, 6 St. Michael's Ave. Interment to take place at a later date. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank or a charity of one's choice.

ROBARTS, Elenor Henrietta
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 13, 2017
Elenor Henrietta "Shorty" Robarts
, age 88, of Windsor, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born on December 15, 1928, in Stone's Cove, Fortune Bay, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Emma Priscilla (Pope) Bond.

Elenor worked in the Dietary Department of the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, until her retirement. She was a caring mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to everyone she met. She enjoyed her many trips to Florida with her family. She never forgot her roots and enjoyed the music and ways of her native Newfoundland. Elenor loved to stay active by playing soccer and hockey with her great grandsons, and her position was always a goalie! She enjoyed road trips to watch her great grandsons and their various sport, and also enjoyed knitting, quilting and baking her famous biscuits. Elenor was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 9, and a very active member of the Ladies Auxillary catering team.

"Shorty" is survived by her daughter, Sandra "Sandy" (Garnett) Smith, Windsor; grandson, Christopher (Courtney) Smith, Windsor; granddaughter, Courtney (Dustin) Buchanan, New Glasgow; great grandchildren, Austin, Aidan and Brayden Smith, Windsor; and another great grandchild due this summer. She is also survived by her brother, Thomas (Carol) Bond, Halifax; sister-in-law, Joyce Bond, Halifax. Many nieces and nephews, special friend, Cyril and his family. Besides parents, Thomas and Emma Priscilla (Pope) Bond; Elenor was predeceased by her husband, William Keddy Robarts (1990); her son, Thomas "Tom" Robarts (2002); brothers, Albert and William J. Bond; sister, Janet (Stanley) Handrigan and also two infant sisters.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King Street, P.O. Box 2218, Windsor, B0N 2T0. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. David Curry officiating. A private family interment will be at Maplewood Cemetery, 1186 King St., Windsor. Family flowers only, donations in memory of Elenor may be made to the I.W.K. Foundation, 5855 Spring Garden Road, Suit8220, Halifax, NS, B3H 4S2 or the Palliative Care Unit (Hants Community Hospital), 89 Payzant Drive, Windsor, NS, B0N 2T0.

SHELLEY, John Henry "Jack"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 28, 2017

Age 98, Halifax, passed away Monday April 24, 2017 with family and friends by his side at the Veterans Memorial Building. Born in Burnt Islands, NL, he was the third child of the late Henry and Margaret (Croucher) Shelley. He enjoyed wintering over in Florida with Marie and was a great story teller, including lots of exaggeration for effect. He will be missed by all who knew him. Jack is survived by his son, Dennis (Tina), Coquitlam, BC.; his brother, Frank (Mae); sister-in-law, Kathleen "Kay" and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years. Marie; his brother, Walter; sisters, Anne Boutilier (Earl), Christina (Hedley) Ivany and Dorothy Beaton (Charles). Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. 149 Herring Cove Rd. As per Jack's wishes, there will be no visitation. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday May 2 at 11a.m. from St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church 6 St. Michael's Ave. After the mass, a reception and celebration of life will be held at the funeral home. Interment will be at St. John's Cemetery Bedford Hwy. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Special thanks to the staff of the Veteran's Memorial Building, especially the staff of 5West and his recreational therapists.



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