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Banfield, Benjamin George
DOMINEY, Rodney G.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years Marcella (Crane), sons Gary (Nancy Hakeman) of Golden, B.C., Rodney (Adele MacDonald), Halifax, daughter Jillian (Jim Joyce) of Dartmouth, grandchildren Kristin Dominey (Barry BJ Banks) of Halifax, Matthew Dominey (Jenna) of Summerside), Ryan Joyce of Dartmouth, Jordan Hakeman of Calgary, Krista Hakeman of Golden, five great grandchildren, and former daughter in law Karen Dominey of Summerside. Also surviving is brother Ernie (late Betty) of Edmonton and sister Shirley Conrad (late Gordon) of Dartmouth, as well as several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to express appreciation to the staff at 3 West of the Dartmouth General Hospital for keeping Rod comfortable in his final days. Cremation has taken place under the direction of A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home in Dartmouth. As per Rod's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Memorial donations can be made to a charity of your choice. A private Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Online condolences can be made at www.mattatallfuneralhome.com
DRAKES, Thomas James "Tom"
Tom started his fishing career at the early age of 9 shore fishing with his grandfather on the Grand Banks. At 15 he moved to the Lunenburg area where he went dory fishing and later received his Engineer Ticket and continued scallop fishing with Adams and Knickle, Clearwater, Fisheries Product International. He then took a leave from fishing in the 80's to work on the Oil Rigs. Longing to return to fishing he went with Scotia Trawlers and then started a business selling fish to many around the area up until recently, when his health started to fail. During the 80's he and his wife, Lottie also operated the "Tea Cup" mobile canteen that many folks came to enjoy. He was a faithful member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Bridgewater a great supporter over the years of his beloved "Newfie Days" Although his life was a busy one at sea, he cherished time spent at home with his family, whom he adored one and all. His family will miss him greatly and we have all been blessed to have known such a great man.
Tom is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Lottie; daughters, Loretta (Donald) Cook, Riverport, Barbra (Gary) Manuel, Stillwater Lake; sons, Tom (Liz) Riverport, Albert (Sheila) Rose Bay, Charles (Sherri) Rose Bay, Michael, Vancouver; grandchildren, Tina, Peter, Craig, Anthony, Jeremy, Angie, Lindsey, Chad, Jacquie and Tim; 15 great-grandchildren; half-sisters, Clarice Wells, Grand Bank, NF, Bernice Dunphy, Alberta, half-brothers, Owen (Theresa) Sheppard, Philip (Cecilia) Sheppard, John (Josephine) Sheppard all of Stephenville, NF. He was predeceased by his half-sister, Eileen and half-brother, Richard.
Friends are invited to share their memories of Tom with his family during visitation on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral home, 11213 Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg. Funeral mass for Christian burial will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Bridgewater, Rev. Father Jim MacDonald OMI, officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. Flowers from the immediate family only. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, the Kidney Foundation of Canada or to the Diabetes Association of Canada.
HOWELL, Helen Ruth
Helen is survived by her husband, David; son, Vincent (Valerie); daughter, Cynthia; grandson, Adam; granddaughters, Elaine and Christina; great-granddaughter, Maya Lynn; siblings, John (Mary), Marjorie (Gerald), Dorothy (Stephen), Betty (Terry), Terry (Betty Anne), Henry (Sherry), Alice (Victor); as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by siblings, Tom, Patrick, Sam and Harvey.
Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor, NS BON 2TO (902-798-8317), where the family will welcome visitors starting at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 8, in DeMont Family Funeral Home Chapel. A service celebrating Helen's life will begin at 2 p.m., Rev. Karen Lynch officiating. A reception will immediately follow in the funeral home's Elmcroft Reception Centre. Donations in memory of Helen may be made to Lung Association of Nova Scotia or Heart and Stoke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.demontfamilyfuneralhome.ca
ROSE, Wayne Alexander
He is survived by his daughters, Deanne and Natasha, both of Edson, AB; sisters, Margaret Rose, Harbour Breton, NL, Ruth (Gordon) Parsons, Georgetown, PEI, Melita (Ronald) Wells, Guelph, ON, Brenda (Rick) Thornhill, Bishop's Falls, NL, Shelia Rose, Whynott's Settlement; brother, John Rose, Victoria, BC; grandchildren, Mataya, Jayda, Juliet, Dazlyn and Landen; special nephew, Nicholas as well as several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Besides his father, Wayne was predeceased by his brothers-in-law, Timmy Weaver and Claude Rose as well as a brother and sister in infancy.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy #3, Lunenburg. In keeping with Wayne's wishes, a memorial service will take place at a later date in Newfoundland. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to the S.H.A.I.D Tree Animal Shelter would be appreciated by the family.
SPURR, Barbara Joan
After St. Stephen's high school in Stephenville, NF, Barbara graduated from the Victoria General School of Nursing in 1961. The bulk of her professional career was spent as a Registered Nurse at Hants Community Hospital in Windsor, where she was known for her measured response to the periodic visits made to the ER by her sons and their friends with various sports and tomfoolery-related bumps and scrapes.
Barbara was a member of Windsor United Church, and the Windsor Gyrettes. She was a devoted gardener, planting new flowers every time her husband broached the subject of selling their house. She had a wide circle of friends, especially the "bridge ladies," who convened regularly for decades to play cards, talk about each other's children, plan group trips and have a drink. Or two. In retirement, Bill and Barbara spent several winters in Florida and also took an RV trip across North America. Special thanks to the health care team at the ICU at Valley Regional, in particular nurses Michel Desmoreau and Victoria Murray and Dr. Rob Doyle.
Visitation will be held 6-8 pm Tuesday, June 20, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King Street, P.O. Box 2218, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, in the Windsor United Church, 613 King St., Windsor, with Rev. Karen Lynch officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Barbara may be made to the Valley Regional Hospital or to a charity of one's choice. To place a donation card, please call Lindsay's at 902-798-2232. To add your condolences, click on Guestbook at, www.lindsaysfuneralhome.com
WATKINS, Beatrice Elizabeth
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