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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
March 2017


ALLEN, Warren Fowler
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 18, 2017
(December 20, 1921 - March 14, 2017)
Allen, Warren
age 95 Halifax passed away March 14, 2017 in Camphill Veterans Memorial Building. Warren was born on December 20, 1921 in Grand Falls, Newfoundland, where he attended school through grade 11, graduating at age 15. From graduation until 1939, he was unemployed during the depression years. In September 1939, he had a major hernia operation. He enlisted in the military in 1941 but was turned down because of medical reasons. In 1940, he went to work at the paper mill as a Talley Man for the wood section. In 1942, he decided to become a Tool and Die Maker and left the Island for Montreal, flying in a Short Sutherland flying Boat from Botwood to Shediac NB, and he entered Canada as a landed immigrant. He attended L'Ecole Technique de Montreal to learn his trade. There, he had an emergency operation for a large abscess at which time the doctors cleared the hernia problem, which had bothered him since it was performed. His health now better allowed Warren to join the RCAF, and was sent across Canada as far as Patricia Bay in BC, to Newfoundland and to Northern Canada. While in Yellowknife, NWT, he flew in Anson Bombers to do photographic work of the North for the Canadian Government.

In 1946, he went to DVA School to obtain his grade 13 so as to attend university to take Dentistry. First he had to take a course in Latin to qualify. In 1947, health problems forced him to stop Dentistry. He went on to take Commerce, and graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. From 1950 to 1961, he was a Commercial Traveller, working for the Bishop Asphalt Papers Ltd as Regional Sales Manager for the Atlantic Provinces. He was a Sales Representative for Flint Kote Ltd after 1961 for one year, covering the Atlantic Provinces.

Warren married in 1952, and is survived by sons Michael, W. David and a daughter Betty, as well as three grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. At age 41, Warren had a kidney stone operation. From 1963 to March 1986, Warren was the Registrar-Councillor at N.S.I.T. He joined the Golden "K" Club in 1988, and he received a 15-year service pin from the IWK. His extracurricular activities also included working with the Diabetic Society, Maritime Division, on the Executive board. A Funeral service will be held 2pm Tuesday March 21,2017 in Cruikshank's Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St. Halifax, with Martha Martin officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 3, 2017
March 29, 2017
, 71, of L'Ardoise passed away March 29, 2017 at the Strait Richmond Hospital. Born in Newfoundland, he was a son of the late Norman and Sarah Benoit. In his early years he was employed at AECL Heavy Water Plant, then as a labourer in a variety of different trades. He enjoyed fishing, cooking, and woodworking in his spare time. He is survived by his daughter Robin, Dartmouth, NS; grandchildren, Aleigha and Keano; great-grandson Kayson; brothers, Kevin, Raymond, Lloyd, Jimmy, Terry and Pius; sisters Angie, Margaret, Reba, Sarah and Bertha. Peter was predeceased by his son, Brian; brothers Norman Jr. and Joey; and his sister Marie. Peter will be sadly missed by his family and friends. "Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday." Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday April 6, 2017 at 11:00am at Holy Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Church, L'Ardoise with Rev. Antolin Asor presiding. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Green's Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Messages to the family may be conveyed at

CARTER, Edwina "Joan"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 25, 2017
(May 26, 1934 - March 22, 2017)
CARTER, Edwina "Joan"
- age 82, of Brickton, NS passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in St. John's, NL she was a daughter of the late William and Florence (Kean) Pearce. Joan was employed for many years in customer service with Sears Canada. She was a lifetime charter member of the Canadian West Highland White Terrier Club. She was also a member of IODE Rosemary Chapter, Middleton, a member of Holy Trinity Anglican Church and a former member of the ACW. Joan enjoyed travelling, gardening, walking and loved her cats. She will be sadly missed by daughter, Elizabeth (Larry) Milberry, Brickton; son, Kenneth (Rachelle) Carter, Dartmouth; sister, Ethel Weeks (Carl Vailloncourt), Ormandville, Que.; brothers, George Pearce, South Branch, NL; Bill (Lucy) Pearce, St. John's, NL; Randy (Linda) Pearce, Torbay, NL; grandchildren, Christopher and Joshua Carter and Kenneth Milberry; great grandchildren, Emily & Lydia. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth. In keeping with Joan's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service at this time. Donations in Joan's memory may be made to Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS). Arrangements have been entrusted to Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448. On-line guest book may be signed by visiting:

HYNES, Jacqueline Gail "Jackie"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 25, 2017
(January 25, 1967 - March 21, 2017)

On March 21, 2017, at the young age of 50 and after a brave battle with Brain Cancer our beloved sister Jacqueline Gail Hynes "Little One", was reunited with our parents Kevin and Josephine Hynes. Born in Happy Valley, Labrador, she resided in Lawrencetown, NS and spent her final days at Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital, Musquodoboit Harbour.

Jacqueline graduated from Our Lady Queen of Peace High School in Happy Valley, Labrador, and went on to obtain her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts at Dalhousie University. She spent a lifetime advocating for people's rights and the disabled through her various careers and volunteer work. She began her career working for the Labrador Metis Association, and the National Association of Volunteer Bureau and Centres. Jacqueline was very proud to be a part of the Halifax Regional Police Association and the Department of Labour and Advanced Education and leaves behind many great friends and coworkers. She was a member of the Board of Directors for the Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia and represented the provincial agency at the National level as Board Member with Epilepsy Canada. Jacqueline was known for her love for her fur babies who were the love of her life and thoroughly enjoyed taking them to dog obedience and training classes. She devoted her life to Maggie, Lucy, and then Sherlock and Emme who dearly miss her. Jacqueline was an avid runner and enjoyed swimming, Jiu jitsu and loved to dabble with home renovations. She will be forever remembered for her beautiful smile and sense of humour, her kindness to others and her unbelievable optimism and courage, no matter what life handed her.

She is survived by her sister Cathleen (Brent) Lafave, Clarence Creek, Ont, Phyllis (Mark) Clarke, Sussex, NB; brother Kevin, Orleans, Ont.; nieces and nephews, Mark, Joshua, Allan, Julia, Patrick, Ashley, Jessica, Kaitryn, Laura, and Jennifer. Jacqueline was predeceased by her infant brother Robert.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Monday March 27, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. The Liturgy of the Word service will take place at 11am on Tuesday March 28 in St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 320 Flying Cloud Drive, Dartmouth. All are invited to a reception following service which will be held in Atlantic Funeral Home, Oceanview reception room, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. Cremation to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. A special thank you to her neighbours Sandie and Dana Millar for their unwavering love and support and for always being there for Jackie. Thanks to Dr. Mary McNeil, and the staff of Dartmouth General Hospital and Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital for the kindness and care offered to our sister. Online condolences may be made by visiting the Dartmouth Chapel at

O'QUINN, Michael Thomas
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 23, 2017
(September 3, 1927 - March 21, 2017)
O'Quinn, Michael Thomas
, 89 of Bedford, passed away at the St. Vincent's Nursing Home. Born in St. Andrew's, Codroy Valley, Nfld, he was the son of Thomas and Mary O'Quinn. Mike served 25 years as a Warrant Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy on many different ships: the Cape Scott, Lauzon, Magnificent and Bonaventure. After his retirement he spent the next 15 years working at Autoport in Dartmouth.

Survived by his wife Laura (Gay) O'Quinn, Bedford; daughters, Glenda (Bill) Robar, Bedford and Donna (Peter) Lutes, Moncton; son, Wayne (Anne Marie) O'Quinn, Lewis Lake; and sisters, Lucy (Bucky) Grenyer and Lillian Dilenthesis, USA; grandchildren , Gary (Jenn), Scott (Julie), Samantha, Bruce and Sarah and great-grandchildren, Lilah and Charlie. He was predeceased by his father and mother Thomas and Mary O'Quinn, brothers, Pat and Andrew, and sisters, Rita, Margaret, Annie and Stella.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 24 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, with memorial service on Saturday, March 25 at 11:00 am. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice. A special Thank-you for the care given to him at St. Vincent's Nursing Home for the past 2 ½ years

PARSONS, Mary Doris Elizabeth
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 29, 2017
(1922 - 2017)
PARSONS, Mary Doris Elizabeth
- Age 94, formerly of Pentz, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017 in Hillside Pines Nursing Home, Bridgewater where she had been residing for the past five and half years. Born in Hermitage, NL, she was a daughter of the late John Thomas and Mary Maria (Engram) Rose. Mary was an active member of St. Peter's Anglican Church where she served with the altar guild for many years. She enjoyed knitting, sewing and had made over fifty Swedish afghans for her relatives and friends, we all have one we will cherish in her memory. We all remember many enjoyable evenings playing cards with her and Dad.

She is survived by her daughter, Lorraine (John) Drummond, Crooked Lake; sons, Stanley (Priscilla) Parsons, Greenwood; Lawrence Parsons, Lawrencetown, Anna. Co.; grandchildren, Cindy, Lorne, Darrin, Denise, Carla, Amy, Scott, Kari-Lynne, Laurie, Cory; great-grandchildren, Caitlyn, Lindsay, Emily, Andrea, Larissa, Justin, Cassie, MacKenzie, Kendall, Rebecca, Emma, Evelyn and Marina; sisters-in-law, Susie Parsons, Halifax; Bessie Parsons, Bridgewater; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, J. Cecil Parsons; son, Cecil in infancy; sister, Lucy (Jack) Squires; brothers, Frank (Mary) Rose, Maxwell (Rachel) Rose, Hickman (Francis) Rose, James (Una) Rose.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home by request. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, March 31 in St. Peter's Anglican Church, West LaHave with Rev. Oliver Osmond officiating with burial to follow in St. Peter's Cemetery, West LaHave. A reception will follow in the Pleasantville Fire Hall, Pleasantville. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter's Anglican Church or Hillside Pines Nursing Home. Special thanks to all the staff at Hillside Pines where you all treated her with the love and respect she deserved. Thanks to Lorri Giffin, NP and Dr. Everett Weagle. Arrangements entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater where on-line condolences may be made by visiting

SHEPPARD, Joan (Gill) Sheppard
The Cape Breton Post, June 08, 2017
Passed on: March 30th, 2017

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Joan Sheppard, nee Gill, at the Cove Guest Home, Sydney, NS on March 30, 2017. She was a much-loved aunt and sister who will be remembered as a considerate, kind person with a sunny disposition. Born in Brigus, NL, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Frederick D. and Ida (Burnham) Gill. She resided most of her life in St. John's, NL and Louisbourg, NS. For her final years she was under the capable and kind care of the Cove Guest Home. Joan is survived by one brother, Lee Gill, Charlottetown, PEI, and by numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her sisters, Mary, Margaret and Betty, and brothers, Burnham, Herbert, John, Clifford and Francis. At her request, cremation has taken place. A graveside service will take place 1 p.m., Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Stella Maris Church Cemetery, Louisbourg, NS. Special thanks to the staff of Cove Guest Home for making Joan's final days comfortable and happy. Donations to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at

SKINNER, Captain Ernest George
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 13, 2017
Date of Birth Sunday, October 31st, 1926
Date of Death Saturday, March 11th, 2017

It is with deep sadness that the family of Captain Ernest George Skinner, 90, of First South, announces his passing on Saturday March 11, 2017, with his wife and family by his side at Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born in Miller's Passage, N.L., he was a son of the late Simeon and Ellen (Bungay) Skinner. Ernest was a member of St. Norbert's Roman Catholic Church, Lunenburg.

At the age of Thirteen, Ernest spent two summers working on the military base in Argentia, N.L. He then hbegan his fishing career at the age of fifteen, dory fishing off the Grand Banks. He then joined the merchant marines during WW II as a cook's assistant, lying about his age in order to serve. After the war he returned home to go scallop fishing out of Riverport, and over the years worked his way through the ranks, until in 1972 he made Captain and remained such until his retirement as captain of the vessel "John Richard".

Not one to remain idle, he worked at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic in Lunenburg for thirteen years. Ernest was an avid outdoorsman, with a great love of sport fishing and snare setting for rabbits. He was also the designated "deer cleaner" for Pat's many deer kills over the years. Family and friends will remember his unfailing support for his team, the Boston Bruins, which has been passed on to his family and hours of entertainment watching the W.W.F.

Ernest is survived by his loving wife Priscilla, daughters, Ellen (Michael) Selig; Spectacle Lakes, Monica (Cecil) Boutcher; Spectacle Lakes, sons, David (Kim); Mahone Bay, Jack (Wendy); Spectacle Lakes, Pat (Tammy); Back Centre, and sister, Bess Strowbridge of Harbour Breton, N.L. He will also be missed greatly by nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Besides his parents he was predeceased by sisters, Agnes Snook, Debbie Skinner and brother, Thomas.

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg with visitation on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 7-9 p.m., and where a memorial service will be held on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Father Jim MacDonald, officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. Memorial donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

WARREN, Charlotte "Mary"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, March 27, 2017
Charlotte "Mary" Warren
90, Halifax, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in Cape La Hune, NL on May 8, 1926, she was a daughter of the late William and Charlotte (Spencer) Pink. Mary was a quiet, private person and devoted mother. After raising five children, she worked at Northwood Nursing Home for over twenty years until her retirement in 1993. She is survived by her sons, James (Carla), Halifax, Eric (Birgit), Vancouver, Leo (Paula), Halifax and daughter, Maud Knox (Ray), Calgary; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister, Maud Pink, Burgeo, NL. She was predeceased by her son, Alan (Hazel); former husband, James; brother, Simeon and very special friend, Alex Roberts. The family would like to thank the staff of the QEII for the exceptional care she received. In keeping with Mary's wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.



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