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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
February 2017


BREWER, Evelyn Margaret (Dwyer)
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 14, 2017

Age 90, Halifax, passed away peacefully on February, 9, 2017 in Northwood Centre. Born in Carbonear, NL, on May 12, 1926, she was a daughter of the late John and Roseanna (Kehough) Dwyer. Evelyn was a stay-at-home mom until the age of 55 when she joyfully went to work at Fairview Villa for 10 years. Mom was a kind, gentle and humble person who had a great sense of humor. Always ready and willing to serve others with a warm heart. Evelyn is survived by daughters, Nancy (Terry), Sheila (Cyril), Debbie (David), June (John); daughter-in-law, Sandra; grandchildren, Scott (whom she lovingly raised as her own son), Mark, Chris, Julie, Kyle, Colin, Emily, Andrew, Scott, Shawn; seven great grandchildren; brother, William (Bill), Carbonear, NL.; sisters, Mary Romo, Halifax; Genevieve Bonang, Dartmouth; Margaret Rose Mayer, Jefferson, Wisconsin. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Murray of 54 years and her son Murray junior "Boze"; brothers, John, Jim, and Kevin; sisters, Kathleen, Catherine, Susannah, Ellen and Elizabeth.
Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. (477-5601). No visitation as per her wishes. A funeral mass will take place on Thursday February16, at 10 a.m. from St. John The Baptist Church Purcell's Cove Road with Father Raymond Odumuko as celebrant. Interment to take place at a later date. A special thank you to the nurses and staff at Northwood Centre 9C for all the wonderful loving care she received during her stay at the home.

CHINN, Mary "Ethel"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 14, 2017
(May 13, 1918 - February 9, 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.

DALLEY, Marie Joyce
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 9, 2017
(August 21, 1944 - February 6, 2017)
DALLEY, Marie Joyce
72, of Dartmouth passed away suddenly on February 6th, 2017. Born in Mount Moriah, NL, she was the daughter of the late Don and Sylvia (Gilliam) Morrison. Survived by her sons Todd, Orangeville ON, Reg (Paulette), Dartmouth NS and Sean (Michelle), Kawarthas ON. Marie (known mostly as Mudder, Ma or Nana by her family) loved them dearly, especially her grandchildren, Devyn and Danika, Brandon and Aaron, and Justin. Also survived by her sisters Phyllis (Glenn) Wilding, Joan King (Ken), Judy Morrison all of ON, Donna (Jim) Turner NS, and her brothers Jerry Morrison and Larry Morrison both of BC. Also survived by her roommate Delores (Nanny) Theriault (Golden Girls). Predeceased by siblings Frank Morrison, Neta Allen and Irene Boudreau. Visitation will be held in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St. Friday, Feb 10th from 7pm-9pm. Funeral to be held in SonLife Community Church, officiated by Pastor Glenn MacLean, 152 Windmill Rd. Saturday, Feb 11th at 11am. Reception to follow in the church. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to SonLife Community Church. Online condolences may be viewed or sent to:

ENGLISH, William Joseph "Bill"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 7, 2017
(September 18, 1942 - February 5, 2017)

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of ENGLISH, William Joseph "Bill", of Halifax, formerly of St. John's/ Goulds, NL, on February 5, 2017 at the QE2 hospital, Halifax NS. Born in Branch, St. Mary's Bay, NL, he was the only son of the late Joseph and Mary (Campbell) English. Bill was a plumber and pipe fitter, but was always first to lend a hand to any project that needed his help. He travelled across Canada to provide for his family, finishing his working career at the Bay Bulls Water treatment plant in Newfoundland for 28 years prior to his retirement. He and Doreen left their beloved Newfoundland 3 years ago for Halifax to be closer to their 3 daughters, returning to Newfoundland often to visit his two sons.

Bill will always be remembered for his ability to mesmerize a room with his stories, his infectious laugh, his indomitable spirit in any argument, an amazing knowledge of history, his love of a hot cup of tea, and his deep and abiding passion for Newfoundland. He was a ferocious card player, and loved playing with the men's group in his building. He enjoyed a lifetime of fishing and hunting, and relished spending time outdoors with friends and family.

Bill is survived by his wife of 51 years, Doreen (Sears); daughters Susan English-Thompson (Rodney), Charlotte English-Roberts (Doug), Karen (David) Roddis; sons, Keith (Elaine), Derrick (Tracy); grandchildren, Joey, Jessica, and Joshua English, Victoria, Miranda, and Gabriel Thompson, Taylor, and Brooklyn Roberts, Benjamin and Grace Roddis, Olivia and Matthew English. He is also survived by his sister Francina (Francis) McGrath, St. John's, NL, and many nieces and nephews and extended family in Branch, NL.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Wednesday February 8th, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville. The funeral mass will take place at 11 am on Thursday February 9th in St John Vianney Parish, 4 Beaver Bank Rd, Lower Sackville. Reception to follow. Cremation and interment in St. John's, NL to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Sincere thanks to the staff and medical professionals from EHS and QE2 who worked so tirelessly on his behalf. Online condolences may be made by visiting the Sackville Chapel at

HATTIE, Irma Muriel
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 28, 2017
(December 30, 1919 - February 27, 2017)

Age 97, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017 in Northwood Center, Halifax. Born in Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland, on December 30, 1919, daughter of the late John and Nina (Josey) Richards. Her father passing away at a young age, she and her mother and three sisters moved to Sheet Harbour, N.S. She later moved to Halifax to work where she met Murdoch Hattie from Sherbrooke, N.S., marrying in October 1944 and eventually settling in Dartmouth where they had many wonderful friends. Her interests included knitting, needlepoint, reading, bowling and bridge, but most of all she loved her social time with family and friends. She was a longtime member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, a lifetime member of the Atlantic Mission Society, the Ladies Guild and a member of the Prayer Shawl Group.

She is survived by her daughters Sandra (Ivan) Bond, Fall River; Joan (George) Kolisnek, Ottawa; grandchildren, Cindy (Graham) White, Port Williams; Dr. Michael (Celia) Bond, Ottawa; Ian (Josee) Kolisnek and Jill (Jeff) Kimber of Ottawa; great-grandchildren, Ella and Jacob White; Caitlyn and Aiden Bond; Lily and Macie Kolisnek and Esme Kimber; her sister Blanche Fraser formerly of Halifax, now Toronto; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Murdoch in 1995; sisters Hyacinthe Legge, NFLD and Beulah Rhyno, New Minas N.S. The family wish to thank the wonderful care she received from the staffs of Northwood Manor and Northwood Center Nursing floor.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Dartmouth Funeral Home. Memorial service at 2 pm, Thursday, March 2,2017 in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church 216 School St. Dartmouth; Rev. Dr. P.A."Sandy" McDonald officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Burial later in Sherbrooke N.S. In lieu of flowers, donations if you wish in her memory can be made to F.O.O.D. Dartmouth N.S. or charity of your choice. Online condolences by visiting:

HAYDEN, Harriet
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 22, 2017
February 18, 2017
HAYDEN, (Coombs), Monnie Harriett
- 82, Dartmouth passed away Saturday February 18, 2017 in Oceanview Manor. Born in Piccarie, NL, she was a daughter of the late William and Bessie Coombs. Monnie will always be remembered by her kindness to others, her love of animals, gardening, cooking and travel. She enjoyed life to the fullest and will be sadly missed by her friends and family. She is survived by devoted partner, Gordon Sutherland, Dartmouth; daughter, Donna Hayden, Chezzetcook; son, Donnie Hayden, Chezzetcook; grandchildren, Holly, Billy, Chrisdon, Kyle, Rylee; great-grandchildren, Grace, Alexis, William, Jace, Beckett, Kayden; brother, Junior Coombs; sisters, Marjory Coombs, Mary Northcotte. She was predeceased by brothers, Ron, Walter; sister, Maude Collins; brother in law, Gordon Collins. We would like to give special thanks to the staff at Oceanview Manor and Palliative Care volunteers.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Cole Harbour Funeral Home, 1234 Cole Harbour Road, where a memorial service will be held 2 PM Friday in the funeral home chapel. Reception to follow. Private family interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Society. Online condolences may be sent by visiting
Rest in peace our beautiful mother

PENDER, Michelle Marie
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 28, 2017
(March 21, 1961 - February 26, 2017)
Michelle Marie Pender
, age 55, of Windsor, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born on March 21, 1961, in Bell Island, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Agnes (Delaney) Penney. Michelle is survived by her husband of 38 years, Jeffery Donald Pender; daughters, Natashia (Greg) Osborne, Greenwood; Angelina (Kris) Fowler, Windsor; grandchildren, Halie, Tristan, Alex, Dominic, Trinity, Stephanie, Lyndon, Parker, Nolan, and Nick; siblings, Tracey Penney, Harbour Grace, NL; Terry (Carolyn), Maccan; Ronald "Joe", Rocky Mountain House, Alta.; Alphonse "Chuck" (Maureda), Seal Cove, NL; numerous nieces and nephews; large number of family and friends; also special friends, Cathy Denning and Dawn McCulloch. Besides parents, Richard and Agnes (Delaney) Penney; she was predeceased by a brother, Butch. A Celebration of Life service will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2017, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home Chapel, 194 King Street, P.O. Box 2218, Windsor. No flower by request, donations in Michelle's name can be made to the Children's Wish Foundation.

RANKIN, Ian Alexander
JA Snow Funeral Home, Halifax, Nova Scotia
(June 15, 1938 - January 26, 2017)
Ian Alexander McConnan Rankin
, age 78, of Halifax, passed away on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at home with his family by his side. Born in St. John's, NF, he was the son of the late Eric and Leila Rankin. Ian was a loving husband, father and grandfather; and was greatly admired by all who knew him. He was an avid reader and had amassed an extensive library based on his interests. He had a passion for model railroading and has a vast collection of trains including a garden railway that was a source of joy for him and his eight grandchildren, who were the light of his life.

Ian served in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve and studied at Memorial University of Newfoundland. A town planner by profession, Ian maintained his MCIP designation, and was a past member of the board of governors of TUNS. Ian is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Carole (McGrath) and his three sons, David (Tracey) of Bedford, NS, Jonathan (Tracey) of Chapel Hill, NC, and Andrew (Lisa) of Bedford, NS. His grandchildren, Felicity, Hillary, Alexander, Jack, Christopher, Liam, Bennett and Imogen, will dearly miss him.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 2 P.M., J.A Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, Reverend Kenn Stright officiating, reception to follow. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association

VISCOUNT, Herbert Francis
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, February 28, 2017
(June 5, 1943 - February 26, 2017)
. age 73 Eastern Passage, formerly of Port au Port, Newfoundland passed away peacefully in Eastern Passage with his family by his side on Sunday February 26, 2017. Husband of Martina (Gaudet), loving father of Barbara (Selom) Badohu, Boston MA., Lisa Viscount (Jeff), Bramber, Herb Jr. (Geraldine), Dartmouth, Arlene (Lawrence) Jordan, Dartmouth, Shirley Viscount (Mario), Toronto, eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents James and Carrie (Lafitte) Viscount, sister, Marie Young. Herbert enjoyed playing his accordion, fishing, hunting and making wooden boats. Herb will be greatly missed by friends, family and his furry friend Gismo. Cremation has taken place a family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Eastern Passage Community Funeral home. Online condolences by visiting



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