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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
November 2017


BUFFETT, Patricia Mary
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 9, 2017
(March 17, 1926 - November 7, 2017)
Buffett (Woolridge), Mary Patricia
, 91, of South Maitland. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Born March 17, 1926 to the late Thomas and Suzanna (Brown) Woolridge in the town of Howley, NL.

She left home at an early age to work in Halifax where she met and married the love of her life, Charles Carl Buffett, in 1945. She was a housekeeper, worked at Sobeys and also for Major Foods. Mary enjoyed spending quality time with her family at their camp on Hubley's Lake.

Despite her illness with cancer, she was very strong, and her mind was sharp until the end. She had a very generous heart, and often seen reading, knitting, and gardening. Her thoughtfulness went far beyond what most people would have dreamed. Mary loved all animals and birds and had many cats. She will be dearly missed and never forgotten.

Mary was predeceased by her loving husband, Charles, sisters, Beatrice, Myrum, Flossie, Dulsie, Alice and Lavine; also brothers, Bill, Elias, Medley, and Stanley. Survived by daughter, Carolyn (Calvin) Crowell with whom she resided; son, Ronald (Dorothy) Buffett; grandchildren, Kris Steffen, Maryanne (Billy) Steffen, Shawnna Lee Fancy, Carrie (Scott) Young, and step-grandson, Scott Buffett; many nieces and nephews; and great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday, November 10th at 2-4 and 6-8 pm in Cruikshanks Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street. Funeral service will be held at St. Mark's Church, 5522 Russell Street, Halifax at 2 pm on November 11, 2017. Burial to follow in St. John's Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society, St Mark's Church or the SPCA.

Special thank you to Dr. Masoumi, nurse Jean and Trudy, and all the nurses who looked after mom. You were all so kind and compassionate. Mom loved you all.

CHASE, Carrie Elizabeth "Betty"
The Chronicle Herald, November 7, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother and grandmother on Friday, November 3, 2017. Betty was born in Bay Bulls Arm (Sunnyside) NL, the daughter of James and Sarah Jane Hutchings.

Betty left Newfoundland in 1943 to join the Royal Canadian Navy. Upon being discharged at the end of the war, she moved to Kentville where she met her future husband Harry. They settled happily in Truro to raise their family. She was loved by many and made friends wherever she went.

Betty will be sadly missed by her daughter Debbie (Gordie) Crowell and Shelley (Cal) Buechler, grandchildren Matthew (Shawna), Jon (Lisa), Jennifer (Corey), Zoe and Seth, great-grandsons Jamie and Nathan and many nieces and nephews. Betty was predeceased by her husband Harry, beloved daughter Linda and sisters Winnie, Gladys and Judy.

Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date on a beautiful sunny day. Donations in memory or Betty made to the charity of the donor's choice. online condolences may be made at

COLLIER, Bernard "Bernie" Thomas
The Chronicle Herald, November 6, 2017
COLLIER - Bernard "Bernie" T
., 66, of South Brookfield, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool. On Sunday, November 5, 2017. Born in Piccadilly Head, NL, he was a son of the late Raymond and Sarah (Benoit) Collier.

Bernie was a construction worker and an underwater welder. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing and four wheeling. He also loved to play cards and darts. He will be fondly remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and an "alright good fella".

Bernie is survived by his wife Barbara (Warner) (Landry); his daughter Lisa of South Brookfield, his son Paul (Lacey) of Oromocto, NB; his step daughters Lisa (Shannon) Murphy of Ketch Harbour and Nanette (Todd) Murphy of Spryfield. His granddaughters Paige MacNutt and Claire Collier, his step grandson Sheldon (Dawn) Murphy and his step great grandson Leland Murphy. Several sisters and brothers. He was predeceased by his first wife Ardith (Lowe).

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool. At Bernie's request, there will be no funeral service. No flowers. Donations may be made to the ALS Foundation. Online condolences may be made to

The Chronicle Herald, November 17, 2017
(7/22/1938 - 11/23/2017)
Compagnon (Byrne), Reges Theresa
- age 79 of Dartmouth, passed away with family by her side on Thursday, November 23, 2017 in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Corner Brook, she was the daughter of the late John and Janet "Ginny" (Park) Byrne. She is survived by her children, Allan, Montreal, Janet, Dartmouth, Mary Anne, Cold Lake, Caryl Lamothe (Shawn), Cold Lake, Gary (Cindy), Calgary; siblings, Gerry Byrne (Rosella), Hammonds Plains, Violet Nason (Harold), Dartmouth, Jean Skeard, Corner Brook, Claude Moulton (Mary), St. John's, 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Reges was predeceased by her husband, Ted; brothers, Melvin, Edward, Ron, Lawrence and sister, Mary Spence. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 10am Wednesday November 29th with a reception to follow both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent by visiting (Dartmouth Chapel)

DeWOLFE, Marguerite "Marg"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 8, 2017
(3/2/1931 - 11/6/2017)
DeWolfe (Pearce), Marguerite "Marg" Annie Selina
- age 86 of Dartmouth. Passed away peacefully with her husband of 64 years and her daughter by her side on Monday, November 6, 2017. Born in Musgrave Harbour, Newfoundland she was the daughter of the late Walter and Marion (Thorne) Pearce.

Marg was an active member of Bethel Baptist Church and involved in her community. Her kindness has touched the lives of many. She will be sadly missed and always remembered. Marg is survived by her husband, Vincent; daughter, Lisa; sisters, Edna, Louise; brothers, Bruce and Allan. She was predeceased by brother, Malcolm; sisters, Irene and Phyllis.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9pm Thursday, November 9th in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street Dartmouth. Funeral service is 10am Friday, November 10th in Bethel Baptist Church, 316 Windmill Road, Pastor Vance Arbeau. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Homes. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Bethel Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent by visiting (Dartmouth Chapel).

GREEN, Verna Mary
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 10, 2017
(11/7/1937 - 11/3/2017)

Age 79 of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully with family by her side on November 3, 2017 in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Deer Lake, NL she was a daughter of the late William and Maude Jefferies.

She was loved by all who knew her. She loved to cook and bake for everyone. Her house was always open to friends and family. She left Newfoundland many years ago, but Newfoundland was always in her heart. She was fiercely proud of her home province.

Verna will be missed by her daughters, Debbie (Randy) King; JoAnn (Ernie) MacLeod; Shari Green; son, Pierre; daughter, Sonya (Patrick) Green; grandchildren, Robert (Jennifer) King, Steven (Katie) King, Corry (Trevor) Taylor, Dylan Bennett, Amanda (Andy) Feeney, Sammy (Sidney) MacLeod, Jasmine (Danny) Green, Sarah Green, Sawyer Hendricks, Lily Hendricks; six great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Ball; brother, Bill (Jenny) Jefferies. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Bruce; son, Gregory Melvin Green; daughter, Giselle Diane Bennett; and 8 brothers and sisters.

Donations may be made to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halifax, or the Boys and Girls Club of Canada. Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 pm, Saturday, November 11 in Cole Harbour Funeral Home, 1234 Cole Harbour Road, Dartmouth. Interment will take place in Mount Hermon Cemetery, Nantucket Ave, Dartmouth, on Tuesday, November 14 at 2:00pm.

Special thanks to the staff of Dartmouth General Hospital in the Cardiac Unit for their care and compassion. Online condolences may be sent by visiting

HOWELL, Alice Gertrude
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 2, 2017
(1936 - 2017)
Alice Gertrude (Companion) Howell
, passed away suddenly in her home in Aylesford, NS on Friday November 24, 2017 at age 80.

Born December 19, 1936, in Corner Brook, NL to Leo and Anne (Mercer) Companion, she was the second eldest of seventeen children. In her early days she enjoyed nursing at Western Memorial Hospital, Corner Brook, NL and later became a homemaker. She loved her puppy Snuggles who gave her great joy these past number of years. Her passion was sewing in particular making Grenfell style Duffle and Canadian mist coats. Alice was an active member of the UCW Aylesford and the Cancer Support Group of Kingston. She loved square dancing and served as co-chair with her husband, of the Rainbow dancers of Welsford as well she enjoyed curling with the Berwick seniors Curlers for a number of years. Our cabin at Robinsons River, NL was dear to her and we spent at least a month each year there for the last 25 years previous to that it was just about every weekend plus vacation there.

She is survived by husband Baxter, daughter Maxine (Randy) Pike and sons Keith (Geralyn) and Roger (Lori); four grandchildren Angela (Nick), Gillian (Alma), Rebecca (Cody) and Jeremy (Chantel); also, four great-grandchildren Jaxon, Reed, Owen and Aleski; five sisters Marie, Dot, Fran, Leona and Mary and six brothers Tom, JR, Paul, Bill, Ted and Brian. Alice was predeceased by parents and five siblings

A visitation will take place on Nov. 28, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Nov. 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Aylesford United Church, Highway #1, Aylesford, NS with a reception in the Church Hall for family and friends, Rev. John Moses officiating. Interment in the Aylesford United Cemetery is private for family only. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a Charity of One's Choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr. (902-679-2822).

KEEPING, Claude Chester
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 17, 2017
(12/23/1950 - 11/15/2017)
Keeping, Claude Chester
, age 66, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on November 15, 2017 in the Dartmouth General Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Claude was born in Ramea, NL and grew up in Port aux Basques, NL. While living in Newfoundland, Claude enjoyed hunting, fishing and entertaining his family and friends with his humour and love of music. He worked with Canadian National, and Jim Crewe Ltd building and maintaining arcade games. He moved to Dartmouth, NS in 1998. His passion was his family and he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He retired from Metro Transit in 2017.

He was predeceased by his parents, Maude (Harris) and Chester Keeping and parents in law, Pearl (Neil) and Edgar Sheaves. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Laura (Sheaves); daughters Andrea (Rene) AuCoin, Middle Sackville, NS, and Claudia (Nigel) Turner, Hammonds Plains, NS; grandchildren, Hayley, and Brady AuCoin, Cole and Caroline Turner.He is also survived by his siblings, Vera (Roger) Sheppard, Corner Brook, NL, Janet (Don) Dalton, Kippens, NL, Cecil (Susan), Calgary, AB, Betty (Paul) White, Noels Pond, NL, David (Brenda), Summerside, PE; brothers in law Don, Melvin, and Earl Sheaves, and sisters in law, Maisie Morris, Marilyn Lannon, and Linda Sheaves, along with many nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Sunday November 19 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street Dartmouth. The funeral service will take place at 10am on Monday November 20th in the funeral home chapel, Rev. Kay Knott officiating. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow in the funeral home reception centre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Psoriasis Society of Canada.

Special thanks to the staff of 3West, Dartmouth General Hospital who cared for Claude in his final days. Online condolences may be made by visiting the Dartmouth Chapel at

LILLY, Gerald Harvey "Harv"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, November 10, 2017
(2/18/1923 - 11/7/2017)
Lilly, Gerald Harvey "Harv"
Born February 18, 1923, the eldest of 8 children, at his family's home on Exploits Island, Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland to the late Paul and Annie (Gillard) Lilly.

Harvey worked hard all of his life but first worked full time for pay in the lumber woods at the age of 17. To serve his country during the Second World War he enlisted in the British Royal Navy in 1941 and served overseas, mostly in the Indian Ocean, until his discharge in 1946. As a result of the destruction that he witnessed in the war he returned with a great desire to build. Turning down a job as a light keeper Harvey entered Memorial University College (Pre-Engineering), graduated there in 1949 and continued to Nova Scotia Technical College, graduating with a Civil Engineering degree in 1952.

Harvey married his dedicated and loving wife Louise in 1950 sharing many blessed and beautiful years. They were each other's constant help and support right up to the time of his death. After graduating he spent 13 years with Foundation Maritime Ltd. as an engineer and project manager in marine construction. In 1965 he joined Lundrigans Ltd. retiring in 1987 after spending 22 years as Nova Scotia Division Manager. He was very dedicated to his church where he served on various congregational and presbytery boards, and was a faithful attender until health would no longer permit. Harvey was an avid curler, proud of his 8 ender club award, an outdoors-man, sailor and enjoyed many hours as a gardener.

Predeceased by his father and mother Paul and Annie, brothers, Neil and Claude, and sister, Marion. Harvey passed peacefully away at his home in Halifax with his wife and son Robert at his side on Tues. Nov 7. At the time of his death he was the oldest living person from Exploits, NL. Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 67 years Louise (Budgell); sons, Gerald (Patricia), Robert (Lurley), Michael (Edwina); sisters, Telsie Hoover, Mable Manuel, Rita Erskine; brother, Cliff (Netta); 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place 7-9 pm Monday, November 13 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax. A memorial service will be held 2 pm Tuesday, November 14 at St. James United Church, Goodwood where a reception will follow. Burial will be in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Middle Sackville. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to St. James United Church, 1078 Prospect Rd Goodwood NS., NS, B3T 1P5

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 5, 2017
(3/11/1933 - 11/30/2017)
Middleton (Pearce) Edna Marie
- age 84 of Dartmouth. Passed away suddenly due to complications of heart failure at the QEII Hospital on Thursday, November 30th, 2017. Her daughter Margie was by her side. Born in Musgrave Harbour, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Marion (Thorne) Pearce.

Edna moved to Nova Scotia in her early teens and from that time on was a lifelong resident of the Albro Lake area. Her family and pride and love she felt for them, her two grandchildren and great grandson were the spark that guided her each day. Edna is survived by her son David Middleton; daughter Margie (James) Roache; granddaughter Nicole (Adam) Hamilton; grandson Dylan (Ashley Potter) Roache; great grandson Nathan Hamilton; brothers Bruce and Allan Pearce; sister Louise many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Walter (Busy); grandson Adam Roache; brother Malcolm; sisters Irene, Phyllis and Marguerite.

Away from Newfoundland for most of her life, it was never far from her heart. Friends may visit the Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 main Street Dartmouth on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral Service will be held in the chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. Interment Dartmouth Memorial Gardens.

PIKE-LLOYD, Sharon Lee
The Chronicle Herald, November 6, 2017
(October 4, 1945 - November 2, 2017)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of Sharon Pike-Lloyd at the Q.E. II Health Sciences Centre on November 2, 2017 surrounded by family after a long and well fought battle with cancer. She is survived by husband and soulmate, Stan Lloyd, her children, Scott Crowell (Lori Woodford), Leah Crowell, and Andrea Crowell ( Katrina Hodgson), grandsons Kingsley and Jaxon Cooper, brother David Pike ( Kathy Mutch).

Seventy two years young Sharon was born October 4, 1945 in St. John's Newfoundland daughter of the late Harold and Pauline (Rees) Pike. Shortly before Newfoundland joined Canada, Sharon and her parents immigrated to Canada through Pier 21 in Halifax. The family family eventually settled in Dartmouth, where Sharon grew up and lived for many years. Sharon was a true and fearless adventurer, dreaming of the world yet to be seen, with Stan her devoted companion on their journey. In 1989 Sharon and Stan sold everything they owned and sailed to Florida on their beloved "Escape" (a small seaworthy vessel). Nine years later they returned home to Nova Scotia, and the adventures continued.

Sharon was an entrepreneur, always willing to take the leap when opportunities arose. She was owner and operator of Goodies Gift Shops in both Halifax and Dartmouth and was co-owner of the Caboose Cafe in Pugwash. In Fall River, Sharon operated a wine store and Sears outlet. Later, she and Stan started Sweet Apple Catering, which ably served the Armdale Yacht Club in Halifax for several years. She was a poert and writer, she was brilliant and kind, if you knew her you have laughed with her. Her sense of humour was unrivaled. She welcomed everyone into her lifewith enthuiasm and encouragement. She will be dearly missed.

The family would like to thank Sharon's medical team, especially Dr. Daniel Rayson, who showed her such deep compassion. Sharon was a longtime member of St. Thomas Anglican Church in Fall River, where service will be held Friday November 10th. at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

(12/19/1931 - 11/12/2017)
Pittman (Bowles), Alice
- age 85 of Dartmouth. Passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Sunday, November 12, 2017 in the Halifax Infirmary, QE II. Born in Coppett, Nfld, she was the daughter of the late Eliol and Mabel (Rose) Bowles. Alice is survived by sons, Kenneth (Ramona), Enfield, David (Pam), Dartmouth; daughter, Diane (Peter) Nowlan, Middle Sackville; brother, Ron (Betty), Grand Falls Windsor, Nfld.; grandchildren, Kenneth, Jeffrey, Christopher (Maggie), Scott (Jess), Katie (Jody), Connor; great grandchildren, Kendra, Owen and Thomas. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas and brother, Max. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 10am Friday, November 17th in St. Luke's Anglican Church, 9 Veterans Ave. Dartmouth, Rev. Matthew Sponagle officiating. Reception to follow in church hall. Interment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Donations may be made to St. Luke's Anglican Church or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent by visiting (Dartmouth Chapel)

REID, Holomew
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 5, 2017
(August 19, 1927 - November 30, 2017)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear father on November 29, 2017. He was the son of Josephine and William Reid and was born August 19,1927 in Sunnyside, NL.

Dad moved to Halifax in 1949 and met the love of his life, Violet, where they settled, started their family and celebrated 67 years of marriage. Dad worked for Maritime Tel. & Tel. from 1950 until his retirement in 1986 and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. During this time he was transferred in 1972 to New Glasgow and resided there until 2007 when they returned to Halifax. He enjoyed life to the fullest with interests in fishing, hunting, wood working, playing cards and traveling, especially to Newfoundland.

Dad was predeceased by his brothers Richard, Levi, Theophilus, John, Walter, Douglas, Elwood and sisters Effie, Susie and Leah. He was also predeceased by his eldest son Alvin. Dad is survived by his wife Violet, sons Elwood (Norma MacLean), Roger (Kathleen) and Perry (Liz Brouwer)and daughters Joy (Butch McKay) and Jan (John Biss). Dad is also survived by his grandchildren, great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service under the direction of J.A. Snow Funeral Home will be held in J.A. Snow Funeral Home Chapel, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax on Tuesday December 5th at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Society, Cancer Society or Chebucto Links.

SMITH, Mary Margaret
The Chronicle Herald, November 6, 2017
(September 17, 1935 - November 04, 2017)
Smith, Mary Margaret (Smallcombe)
, passed away on November 4, 2017. The daughter of the late John and Margaret Smallcombe, Mary was born in Harbour Grace, NL in 1935. She is predeceased by her husband, Gordon Smith of Lockeport, NS, whom she met when he was stationed with the RCAF in Torbay NL. Mary and Gordon moved to Shelburne upon his retirement from the Canadian Armed Forces in 1978.

Mary enjoyed a more than 30-year career working for the Department of National Defence in several locations in Canada and overseas including Torbay, Gander and St. John's NL, Baden-Baden Germany, Clinton, Ontario, and Halifax, Barrington and Shelburne, Nova Scotia. She retired upon the closure of CFS Shelburne in 1995. She truly loved Thursday night BINGO at the Lion's Hall and watching curling tournaments on TV. It was hard for her to give up going to Thursday BINGO when her health no longer allowed it, but she managed to keep watching the curling tournaments almost through to the end, even if they were telecast very late at night or very early in the morning.

Mary is survived by her children, Deborah Smith, Shelburne; Kathryn Smith (Robert Parent), Winnipeg, MB; Charles Smith (Leona), Calgary, AB; and Carolyn Thibodeau (Paul), St. John's, NL, as well as six grandchildren; Joey, Kyle, Eric, Charlie, Connor and Georgia, and 1 great-grandchild, Cole. She is also survived by 3 step-sisters, all who reside in Newfoundland and Labrador; Patricia Atkins (Sam), Mary Corbett (Joe) and Dorothy Wakeham (Kevin), and 2 sisters-in-law, Shirley Smith, Lockeport and Helen MacKenzie, Kemptville, On.

A heartfelt thank you to the amazing VON nurses who provided professional services and care to our mother for more than a year and a half (as well as lots of laughs and conversation that she thrived on). You are angels, one and all. A thank you also to the nursing staff at Roseway Hospital, and Carolyn Smith for always being there.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Homes & Crematorium. Funeral service and viewing will not be held. A celebration of life will take place at a later time. In lieu of flowers, it is her children's sincere wish that memorial donations are made to the Victorian Order of Nurses, Tri-County(Counties of Shelburne, Digby and Yarmouth). On-line donations at and select VON Tri-County at "gift designation". Donations by mail or e-mail at general printable e.pdf and note "direct my donation to VON Tri-County". On-line condolences may be sent to or you may sign the guest book at:



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