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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
December 2017


ALEXANDER, Gerald Peter
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 20, 2018
(1932 - 2017)
Alexander, Gerald "Peter"
- 85 Moser River passed away Tuesday December 19, 2017 in High Crest Sherbrooke Nursing Home. Born in Shallop Cove, Newfoundland November 23, 1932 he was a son of the late Adolph & Mary (Simon) Alexander.

Peter worked most of his life in the woods as a woodcutter. He was a kind, gentle man. He accepted Jesus as his savior in his late 70's attending Moser River Baptist Church and Liscomb Bayview Baptist Church. Peter loved music and would sing all the hymns. He was a proud member of Qalipu Mi'kmaq nation of Newfoundland and also enjoyed spending time fishing. Peter spent the last years at the High Crest Nursing Home in Sherbrooke which he loved being there and met and became friends with many.

Survived by brothers Adolph (Theresa), Richard (Lisa), sisters; Joan (Keith), Theresa (Wilfred), Geraldine (Tom), Lavernia, Irene (Kamiel), Betty-Lou (Hector), many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother George, sisters, Susanna and Merceedes.

No visitation by request. Funeral service will be held Thursday December 21 at 11:00a.m. in Moser River Baptist Church, Pastor David Smith officiating. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, reception to follow back at the church. The family would like to expres a heartfelt thank you to the staff and all their friends for all the love and kindness you showed to Peter, we are very grateful.

CARVILLE, Gary George
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 19, 2017

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my dear husband and soul mate Gary, age 53, of Dartmouth, on December 15, 2017. Gary fought cancer for two years as only he could, with grace and humour. Born in St. John's, N.L., Gary was a son of the late William and Margaret (Hatfield) Carville.

Gary was a former member of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, Canadian Veteran Freedom Riders, Wild Hogs, Kin Canada and Public Services and Procurement Canada. He was known for his sense of humour and quick wit.

Gary is survived by his wife of 27 years, Kim (Brennan); brother, Byron (Lisa); sister, Martina (Mark) Keating; special nieces, Kelly Fitzpatrick and Laura Carville; nephew, Michael Keating; and of course, his fur babies, Chicklett and Gomi; and dear friends.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. As per Gary's request, there will be no visitation. Funeral service will be Thursday, December 21, at 2 p.m. in St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 15 Caledonia Rd., Dartmouth. Burial and Celebration of Life will take place in St. John's, N.L. in January. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gary Carville Legacy Fund, c/o The Kin Club of Halifax, 948 South Bland St., Halifax, NS B3H 2S5.

DECKER, Geraldine Ruby
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 20, 2018
(1939 - 2017)

Age 78, Halifax, passed away on December 17, 2017 at the Halifax Infirmary QEII. Born in Springdale, NL. She was a daughter of the late Hayward and Enid (Sceviour) Clarke. She is survived by sons, Brad, Rodney; sisters, Lorna, Jean "Babs"; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. By request there will be no visitation or service. Interment to take place at a later date.

KENNEDY, Francis "Frank" Gower
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 13, 2017
(December 23, 1940 - December 10, 2017)
Francis "Frank" Gower Kennedy
76 - from Kingston passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 10th, 2017 at Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Middleton, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Corner Brook NL on December 23, 1940, he was the son of the late James and Ruth (Farnell) Kennedy.

Frank spent 30 fulfilling years in the Royal Canadian Air Force and 9 years in the private sector in the aeronautic field. His tenure with the RCAF took him all across Canada, Europe and other countries. The highlights of his career were the time spent in Europe.

Frank was a happy positive person enjoying life. An ardent golfer, he kept his clubs always polished ready for a game. When not on the golf course he was busy planning his next travel adventures. As one would say Frank was a "globetrotter".

Frank is survived by his wife Micheline of 40 years; daughter Carol Lee (Gino Short) AB; son Paul BC; grand-daughter Candice; grand-son Morgan; brother Bert (Marlene) ON; brother John (Maureen) NL; sister-in-law Lucie (Richard) Tremblay ON; brother-in-law Gaston Pedneault (Louise) QC; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Paul McGuire for his devoted care during Frank's illness.

Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation by request. The funeral service followed by a reception to be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday December 17th, 2017 in the Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448 with Rev. Paul Jennings officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online guest book may be signed by visiting:

KING, Nellie "Ivy"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 3, 2018
(4/25/1952 - 12/29/2017)

Age 65 of Fall River, passed away 7:15 p.m. Friday, December 29, 2017 at the Halifax Infirmary with family and friends by her side. She was born April 25, 1952 in Gander Newfoundland, to Peter and Olive Mullett. She is survived by her loving husband, David "Ross" King, married in Glenwood, Newfoundland, December 24, 1971, and their two children Jonathan (Tracy) King of Hammonds Plains, Charlotte (Rodney) Clark of Lantz, and two grandsons, Maxwell and Brody. Also surviving are her brothers, Roland (Joan), Jerry (Kathy) and Dean Mullett of Glenwood, Newfoundland, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her father, mother and one sister.

Ivy was a long-time resident of Lower Sackville and Fall River where she mainly lived since leaving her childhood home in Glenwood at the age of 19. She graduated from Gander Community College in 1969 and worked as a secretary at two engineering firms before becoming an employee of the Federal Government where she worked at Revenue Canada, National Defence, and Public Works and Government Services in human resources for 35 years. Ivy loved to cook, enjoyed reading and playing games, especially Scrabble. She enjoyed flower gardening, entertaining and visiting with friends and family.

Visitation from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Full Gospel Church, 2256 Larry Uteck Blvd, Bedford. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018 also at Full Gospel Church. Reverend Russell Knowles will be officiating. Burial in Oakridge Memorial Gardens, Middle Sackville. Memorial contributions may be made to Sackville Chapel.

LANE, Claude
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 18, 2017
Claude Lane
age 75 of Dartmouth formally of Summerville Nfld passed away suddenly at home December 15, 2017. Born in Summerville he was the son of the late William and Martha (Humby) Lane. He was a father, a teacher, a wood craftsman, and previous to his retirement in 1997 he had a 34 year career based in Labrador City where he worked at the Iron Ore Company of Canada as a certified Millwright.

Claude was an out-doors enthusiast who loved to hunt and fish often speaking in admiration of the Caribou migration. He most loved to be on the water in his boat. A day in Summerville would entail the (quad to the boat- boat to the water - spray to the face - turrs to be had- cod to be jigged- tongues to be fried- "yes my son" that would be a lovely morning). He enjoyed telling how he navigated the lakes of Labrador city to get to his camp and hunting spots. Claude loved to receive chocolate in any quantity and was known for his quick wit, always having a joke to share with the group. Their laughter would bring about that twinkle in his eye. We will all deeply miss the (clinkity- clinkity - clink) on that morning mug of Nescafe.

Claude is survived by his wife Muriel Lane (Holly),daughters Kimberly (Michael) Murphy Owen Sound ON, Karen Budden (Brant Frenette) Dartmouth NS. Karol (Dwight) Locke Labrador City, sons Desmond (Mandy) Lane Cornwall On, Darren Budden Miami Fla. Claude loved and spoke adoringly of all his surviving grandchildren Kara Budden (Karol) Calgary AB, Jordon and Nicholas Murphy (Kimberly) of Owen Sound ON, Devon, Halley, Sam, and Cassidy Lane of Cornwall ON (Desmond), Carissa and Brina Frenette (Nick Soh) of Halifax NS. He is survived by his brother Rex (Shirley) Lane of Mill Cove NS, sister in law Mary-Jane Lane ST Johns NL, sister in law May Lane Labrador City. He is survived by nieces and nephews Lisa Lane, Derick Lane, (Rex), Gloria Lane David Lane (Namon), Tamela Lane, Trevor Lane (Melvin), Gloria Lane ,Kevin Lane (George), He was predeceased by his brothers Namon (son Bert) Lane, Melvin Lane, George and (Winifred) Lane.

It was Claude's wish to be cremated which has taken place interment to take place at a later date. A church service will be held Monday afternoon at 2:00 pm December 19 at Woodlawn United Church 54 Woodlawn Rd Dartmouth NS. On line condolences can be sent to  In lieu of flowers please donate to charity of your choice.

MARTIN, Kevin William Francis Joseph
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 18, 2017
(6/1/1942 - 12/15/2017)

Age 75, of Lower Sackville, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 15, 2017 with his loving family by his side. Kevin was a son of the late Mildred and Daniel Martin of St. John's, Newfoundland. After completing his education he became an accountant for many years, and eventually, Honorary Mayor of Sherwood Forest. Kevin will be deeply missed by his beloved wife of 51 years, Lenora Martin (nee Browne) his loving children; son, Chris (Christina), daughters Cathy Hanlon (Jim) and Susan Fraser (Brent); cherished grandchildren, Meghan, Matthew, Amanda, Abigail, Casey, Hudson, and Declan; cherished great grandchildren Tomas and Jacob; many nieces, nephews and extended family. Predeceased by his sister Andrea Hudson and brother Danny. A special thank you to the paramedics as well as the nurses and doctors of the QEII for their care and compassion. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday December 20 at 1 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church, 4 Beaver Bank Rd. For those wishing, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be sent to Sackville Chapel.

MILLEY, Ian March
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 19, 2017
(November 18, 1956 - December 15, 2017)
Ian M. Milley
, age 61, of Halifax, born in St. John's Nfld, passed away peacefully, after a brief illness, at VG Hospital in Halifax with his wife and family at his side.

No Newfie ever leaves the Rock entirely, but for the past 30 years, Ian has thoroughly enjoyed calling Halifax home with his loving wife Darlene Kinghorn. Ian's career, over the years, included sales and marketing for several food and beverage companies and enjoying many of his wide-ranging interests, too, mostly cars. He took many a road trip in very interesting vehicles, often with a game of golf tossed in there somewhere.

Ian often enjoyed Christmas holidays and numerous spring vacations in Siesta Key Sarasota with Darlene, and his in-laws. This Christmas won't be the same without Ian riding his bike along the beach with his crazy Santa hat. He had a huge heart, a ready smile, an eagerness to engage with anybody and a general joy and enthusiasm for life that his family and friends will forever miss.

He is survived by his wife Darlene Kinghorn and their new dog Nikki, brothers Peter (Chris Hornberger), Doug (Sharon), brother-in-law Douglas Coffin, in-laws Roy and Carol Kinghorn, brother-in-law Paul (Cathy) Kinghorn, nephew Gordon Milley and nieces Emma and Amanda Kinghorn. Ian was predeceased by his parents Fred and Margaret (MacNab) Milley and sister Janet.

Although Ian didn't make it to the next stage of his illness journey, he would like to help others. His wish was that everyone would consider becoming an organ donor. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation of Nova Scotia. The family would like to thank all the wonderful nurses and doctors at the QE2 and VG hospitals. Cremation is under the care of J.A. Snow Funeral Home with a family burial service to be held at a later date. Please join us for a celebration of Ian's life at Armdale Yacht Club (off Purcell's Cove Road, Halifax). On Thursday. Dec. 21st between 3-5 pm.

PIERCEY, Loretta
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 20, 2018
(November 11, 1939 - December 16, 2017)

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother, Loretta, age 78, of Port Hawkesbury, NS. She passed away peacefully on December 16, 2017 at her daughter's home in Middleton, NS, after a brief battle with cancer.

Born in Castor River, Newfoundland and Labrador, she was the daughter of the late Edward (Ned) and Maryann (nee Jenneaux) Rumbolt. Survived by her children Sharon of Middleton, NS, Gary (Tonya) of Winfield, BC and Sherry of Toronto, ON, grandchildren Erica (Kelly), Justin, Jake and Serenity, great grandchildren Breagha, Makayla and Ashton, godchild Crista, brothers John (Eudora), Uriah (Mary), Augustus (Emily), Joseph (Rowena), sisters Imelda Coles (Wallace), Madeline Gaulton, Agatha Tatchell (Calvin), Ellen Scanlon, Elizabeth Tatchell, Lucy Tatchell (Alonzo), Mary Tatchell (Lorne), Rosanne Tatchell, brothers-in-law Gerald, Robert (Pat), Ford (Liz), sisters-in-law Marie Vey, Judy Maracle (Sherwin), Glenda Whyatt, Mary Batstone, Grace Elvik (Garry) and Kim Piercey and 62 nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her loving companion Donnie MacDonald of Long Point, NS. She was predeceased by husband Eric in 2000, brother Walter, infant sister Anora, brothers-in-law, Henry, Jerome, Kevin, Thomas, Ruben, Eymard, Vernon, Gilbert, Ted, sisters-in-law, Dorothy, Jenny, Dot, Thelma and infant Shirley.

She was an active member and volunteer with St. Mark's United Church. She was previously a long-term volunteer with the Lions Club and a member of the Port Hawkesbury Literacy Council. She was a custodian with the School Board for 27 years until her retirement. Dearly loved and adored by her family and friends and affectionately known as Sweet Loretta, she will be sadly missed by all and live in our hearts forever.

A memorial service will be held at St. Mark's United Church in Port Hawkesbury, NS, on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11:00am. Reception to follow in the church hall. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Green's Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury NS. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Canadian Cancer Society, St. Mark's United Church in Port Hawkesbury or to the charity of your choice.

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 6, 2017

It is with heavy hearts we let you know that Earl Rideout, 80, of Truro, passed away on the morning of December 3, 2017, following a brief illness. Born in Harbour Mille, Newfoundland, to the late Capt. Samuel and Edith (Barnes) Rideout, Earl was the second of eight children.

He attended teacher's college in St. John's and taught school in a number of coastal communities in southeast Newfoundland. Active in the Anglican church, Earl was also a lay minister in the communities in which he taught. He met his beautiful bride, Elizabeth Perham, in Bay du Nord and together they moved to Arichat, Nova Scotia, where they raised their family. He was active as a Warden in St John's Anglican Church and later lay minister in the same church. In the early 1980s, he relocated his family to Truro, where he owned a small business and worked for the Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forests coordinating emergency response across the province.

Earl was a devoted husband, father and grandfather known for his ready smile, signature laugh, kindness and generous heart. He is cherished by his loving family, Elizabeth (Perham) Rideout; Michael Rideout (Lisa Creelman), Truro; Jennifer Rideout (Ian Anderson), Toronto; Marsha Rideout (Doug MacPherson), Timberlea; Dominic Rideout (Tanya Johnson), Truro; Dolly (Derek) Hollett, Middle Sackville; grandchildren, Andrew, Chantel, Lauren, Josh, Alex and Xander; brothers, Howard, Frank (Anne), Petit de Grat; Edward (Brenda), Arichat; sisters, Meta (Bryce) Bruce, Boiestown, New Brunswick; Margaret (Cline) Bourinot, Port Hawkesbury. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Maxine LeBlanc; brother, Samuel Rideout. He also will be missed by his many nieces and nephews and his international (hosted) children from Thailand, Mexico, China, Taiwan and beyond.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Friday, December 8, 2017, The Reverend Lori Ramsey officiating. Reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Earl's name to Friends of St. John's Arichat, P.O. Box 119, Arichat NS B0E 1A0. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Earl's obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:

ROSE, Robert Arthur
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 27, 2017
(January 13, 1932 - December 26, 2017)
Robert Arthur Rose
, age 85 of Hammonds Plains, NS, passed away December 26, 2017, at 1:03 am. Born in Bay du Nord, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Robert Herbert Rose and Charity Rose (Davidge).

A loving husband of 63 years to the prettiest girl in Pool's Cove, "Libby", strict but fair father to his boys, Bobby (Bonnie), Wayne (Milvena), and Keith (Christine) but a pushover with his only daughter, Glenna. A much beloved Grandfather to Adam, Amanda, Matthew, Ashley, Nicholas, Megan and Ben and Great Grandfather to Abby, Lily, Summer, Makenzie, Makayla, Maddison, Aiden, Ainsley, and Avery. Adored by all for his kind and gentle soul. An avid gardener who was the envy of the neighbourhood. A veteran of the Korean War and a retired Oiler from the DND/Firebird. He will be missed by us all.

Survived by his wife, Levina Rose (Savory); daughter, Glenna Ann Rose; sons, Robert Herbert Rose, Wayne Angus Rose, Keith Steven Rose; sister, Charity Wagg Pope; brothers, Kenneth Rose, Enos Rose, Alton Rose, Thomas Rose; 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters, Fanny May, Sarah Caines, Irene Hillier, Ada Grant. Thank you Dr. Cindy Marshall for your caring and compassion and to the DVA and VON.

Visitation will be held at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, on Friday, December 29 from 1-3 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 27, 2017
(June 4, 1929 - December 26, 2017)
Gladys Mildred Wamback
, age 88 of Timberlea, NS, passed away peacefully on December 26, 2017, at the QEII Hospital surrounded by family. Born in Lamaline, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Mary Crews. Gladys worked at the Grace Maternity Hospital until retirement. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Lutheran Church in Halifax, NS. She enjoyed camping with family.

Survived by daughter, Linda Haughton (Jim), Pamela Sexton (David); sons, Bruce Wamback (Pamela) Barry Wamback, all of Halifax. Brother, Max Crews (Frances) NL; 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren. And several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by husband, Raymond Wamback; brothers, Clyde Crews and Norman Crews; granddaughter, Ashley Wamback; great grandson, Caleb Houghton. A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 29, at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, at 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.



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