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Newfoundland Obit Announcements
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
pre 1950


BENNETT, Isabella
Monday, February 4, 1935 The Halifax Chronicle

The death occurred at her resident, 6 Edinburgh street of Miss Isabelle Bennett in her eighty-first year. Miss Bennett was born in Newfoundland, but had been a resident here for a number of years. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2:30 with service conducted by Rev. John Furlong. Interment will be made at St John's Cemetery.

BROWN, Joseph
Saturday, November 23, 1935     The Halifax Chronicle

SYDNEY, Nov 22 - Sydney lost an old and highly esteemed resident today in the passing of Joseph Brown, 84, whose death occurred at an early hour this morning. Mr Brown was a native of Newfoundland, but for the past forty years had made his home in Sydney. Death occurred at the family home at 120 Atlantic street. Surviving are three sons, John in San Francisco; Joseph and Matthew at home; one daughter, Mrs Jewel of Boston and his wife. The deceased for a number of years followed the sea.

COOK, Amelia
Monday, September 13, 1937    The Halifax Herald, Halifax, N.S.

The death occurred yesterday of Amelia Cook, 21 Cunard Street, at the age of 46. She was a native of Little Bay, Newfoundland. The funeral will take place Tuesday, with nine o'clock Mass at St. Stephen's Church. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Contributed by George Newbury

Tuesday, February 3, 1920     The Halifax Morning Chronicle

The funeral of Fanny Crocker, aged 23 years, late of Bay Roberts, Nfld, wife of Frederick Crocker, took place on Monday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock to Fairview Cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. J. Patton, St Paul's Church and Adjutant Spearing. The late Mrs Crocker had been recently married and much sympathy is felt for the husband.

Tuesday, March 10, 1908 The Bridgewater Bulletin
Bridgewater, N.S.

Burned In Molten Slag William Densmore, a young man, 19 years of age, a Native of Newfoundland, who has been employed laying bricks at the blast furnace of the Dominion Iron and Steel Company met with an accident this morning which resulted in his death. At about six o'clock, Densmore was laying bricks on the platform of one of the furnaces when the metal was poured. The metal overflowed and burned Densmore so badly that in attempting to avoid it he leaped some thirty feet into the slag pit which was full of molten slag. When taken out a few seconds later his body was almost burnt a char. His wounds were at once dressed as well as could be done under the circumstances and he was taken to the Brookland Hospital. He died in awful agony this afternoon.

ELLSWORTH, Mrs. Samuel
Tuesday, October 20, 1936     The Halifax Chronicle

NORTH SYDNEY, Oct 19 - The death occurred at her home on Brook street last night of Mrs Samuel Ellsworth 56 years, well known resident of this town. Born in Newfoundland, she lived here for many years. Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Mrs Leslie Bungay, of Halifax, a son, Frank, who is a member of the crew of the Lady Nelson.

ELMS, William J.
The Halifax Herald     April 11, 1950
Trenton's Deputy Mayor Passes

Trenton, April 10 - The death occurred following a stroke on Saturday of Deputy Mayor William J. Elms of this town. A town councillor for eight years, the 78-year-old veteran of civic affairs had been a steelworker most of his life. He was foreman in the rolling mills department for years and lately boss tinsmith at Eastern Car Company. He had retired last summer. He was born in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland, but moved to Nova Scotia at an early age. He is survived by his widow, the former Maria Wheeler of Pictou County; one son, Jack, Vancouver; four daughters, Bess, Mrs. E. H. Ayers, Watertown, Mass.; Olive, Mrs. William buck, Brighton, Mass.; Mona, Mrs. J. E. Freeman, West Newton, Mass., and Tilly at home; and one sister, Mrs. Charles Wolfe, Long Beach, Calif. His children were all able to reach home for the funeral which will take place Wednesday afternoon. Services will be held at Trenton United Church under the auspices of the Masonic Order of which he was a member. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery.
(Contributed by Fran Elms-Vella)

GRAY, Catherine
Thursday, January 10, 1946
The Halifax Herald

WESTVILLE, Jan 9- Westville relatives have received word of the death of Mrs Thomas Gray of Wabana, Newfoundland. Mrs Gray was the former Catherine MacDonald, daughter of the late Mr and Mrs John MacDonald, Highfield, Westville, and her husband, who survives her, was a son of the late Mr and Mrs William Gray, also of Westville. Mrs Gray had been ill for several months. Shortly after their marriage Mr and Mrs Gray moved to Wabana, where Mr Gray was appointed manager of the ore mines. Two daughters, Jean and Dorothy, and a son, Wilson, survive, as well as a sister, Mrs Breen, in the United States, and a brother, William MacDonald, in Edmonton, Alberta.
Contributed by Bill Cook

Friday, August 4, 1937    The Halifax Herald, Halifax, N.S.

Death came suddenly to Arthur Hefferman at Queensland on Thursday afternoon while he was conversing with his wife. He was 74 years of age. Mr Hefferman was twice married. His first died 21 years ago. Surviving him besides his widow, who was formerly Sadie Brigley, are three daughters, Gladys, wife of E. F., Dart, railway mail clerk, Halifax; Ethel, wife of H. B. Ball, Lynn, Mass., and Miss Claire of Boston; also several brothers and one sister, all residing in Newfoundland. He was an active member of St. Mark's Lodge, No. 38 AM & FM also a member of the Sons of England. The funeral will take place from the home of his daughter, Mrs Dart, 16 Princes Place, on Saturday afternoon. Service with Masonic honors at 2:30, funeral at 3:00, Rev. B. J. Warr will officate and interment will be in Fairview cemetery.
Contributed by George Newbury

HUNT, William
Wed. Dec. 23, 1931   The Halifax Herald

One of North Sydney's Oldest Residents dies - North Sydney, Dec. 22, - The death of William Hunt, one of North Sydney's oldest residents occured today at his residence on Pierce St. Mr. Hunt was eighty-seven years old and is survived by one son Richard, one daughter, Mrs. Alex Quirk, living in North Sydney; and two daughters living in Saskatchewan. Interment will take place Wednesday morning.
This obituary was posted to the mail list on the Cape Breton Genealogy website by Maureen McNeil and is listed here with her kind permission.
Contributed by George Newbury

Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.
Born Mar. 31, 1925 Corner Brook, Nfld Died At Halifax, N.S. June 9, 1944 Beloved Son Of Marion & Olaf Gustus Johnson One Precious To our Heart Has Gone The Voice We Loved Is Stilled
Contributed by George Newbury

KING, Harry
Saturday, October 17, 1936     The Halifax Chronicle

SYDNEY, Oct 16 - Harry King, 72-year-old native of Bonaventure, Nfld, died in St. Anthony's home here today after a general illness. A carpenter by trade, Mr King has been a familiar figure in Sydney for over 32 years. He was unmarried.

Thursday, August 12, 1937 The Halifax Herald, Halifax, N.S.

Funeral Will Be Held On Friday The funeral of the late Dr. Dougald MacGillivary, will be held tomorrow from Fort Massey church at 2:45 p.m., Rev. J. Norrie Anderson will officate, assisted by Professor W. L. Watson. Interment will be in Camp Hill cemetery. Pall bearers will be; President Carleton Stanley and J. Mac G. Stewart, representing Dalhousie University; H. A. Flemming, and Rev. Dr. J. S. Thomson, Harold Stevens, and W. H. Dennis. The late Dr. MacGillivary's son, Darrach, will arrive tonight from St. John's, Nfld.

Tuesday, May 1, 1906 The Bridgewater Bulletin,
Bridgewater, N. S.

Another Life Lost at Sydney SYDNEY, N. S., April 29 - John McCarthy, aged 30 years, and a native of Newfoundland, was instantly killed while at work in the Steel Works today. He was employed at the stock bins and was struck on the chest by the grabs of the brown hoist, which were not working properly. A singular coincidence in connection with McCarthy's death is the fact that he lost a hand while working at the same place about a year ago.

MAHANEY, Francis
Thursday, June 20, 1935
The Halifax Herald
Page 19

The death occurred Tuesday evening at his home, 42 Kaye Street of Francis Mahaney, 53, following a lingering illness. The late Mr Mahaney who was a native of Newfoundland had been a sail maker by profession, but for the past number of years had been unable to work owing to ill health. He is survived by his wife. The body was taken to Lunenburg yesterday afternoon for interment.

Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg
MAHANEY    Francis Sr.   1851 - 1920
Francis Jr.   1883 - 1935   
Jessie   1883 - 1969   wife
MAHANEY   Mrs Jessie    08-05-69 Halifax
(obit date)
Contributed by George Newbury

Mount Olivet Cemetery, Munford Road, Halifax, N.S.

In Memory Of Mary Martin Died July 16, 1898 Aged 50 years Rest In Peace Tor Bay, Newfoundland
Contributed by George Newbury

Mount Olivet Cemetery, Munford Road, Halifax, N.S
In Memory Of Mary Beloved Wife Of Thomas Mokler A Native Of Bay Bull's NFLD Died Feb. 26, 1902 Aged 59 years
Contributed by George Newbury

NASH, Charles
Glace Bay
Monday, July 10, 1939    The Halifax Chronicle, Halifax, N.S.
, 67-years-old Newfoundland native died yesterday. Nash had been ill for several years. He came here from Newfoundland twenty years ago. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Ernest Walsh of Glace Bay, with whom Nash lived.
Contributed by George Newbury

Peter O'Handley, Grand Falls, NFLD
Heart Fail. Nov. 27, 1911 River Denys Rd.
Contributed by George Newbury

Wednesday, May 10, 1943     The Halifax Mail
Page 10

Mrs A. G. Bishop, 50 North Albert Street, Halifax, has received word of the death of her father, Joseph Pennell, of Curling, Newfoundland, which occurred in the St John's Hospital, Monday. He is survived by his wife, three daughters in Halifax, Mrs Bishop, Mrs J. Marlow and Miss P. Pennell with H.M.C. Dockyard; another daughter, Florence at home.; and two daughters residing in the United States; also two sons, Lorne and James Pennell, with the Newfoundland Government, Curling. The funeral will be held Thursday at Curling.

Thursday, July 29, 1943     The Halifax Mail

St Theresa's Church was the scene of a pretty wedding recently when Rev. James Hayes united in marriage Eva Lenora Pye, daughter of Mr & Mrs Thomas Pye, Newfoundland and Thomas Wesley Richardson, son of Mr & Mrs T.W. Richardson, Halifax. Bride given in marriage by M.P. McCarthy, Miss Shirley Richardson, sister of the groom was bridesmaid, Bernice Richardson was flower girl, Patrick J. Peters was best man. The happy couple made a short trip to Saint John, N.B. and will reside in Halifax afterwards

ROSE, Dinah Jane
The Chronicle Herald Saturday
Nov. 30th, 1929
Page #3
passed away Friday at the residence of her daughter Mrs. R. Griffith, 93 Mumford Road. Mrs. Jane Rose, widow of the late Richard Rose was in her 89th year of age at the time of her death. She was born in BURGEO, Newfoundland. Mrs. Rose is survived by two sons Joseph in Alaska and Richard in Boston, one daughter, Mrs. R. Griffiths and one adopted daughter, Mrs. J. O'Brien 1 Morris Street and one sister Mrs. Mary Poole of Halifax.

Starting at 2 pm Monday, funeral services will be at the home of Mrs. R. Griffiths, 93 Mumford Road with internment in Camp Hill Cemetery.
NOTE: {Dinah Jane FORD was born March 13, 1842, Red Island and the daughter of James FORD and Ann Unknown}
Contributed by Pam Elkas, Rhode Island

SCOTT, Robert
Wednesday, November 12, 1924
The Morning Chronicle, Halifax, N.S.
Page 3

Fisherman was Drowned from Dorey Robert Scott, 23 years of age from Newfoundland ...
Contributed by George Newbury

SCOTT, William Happer
Thursday, July 5, 1832

Died at Carbonear on Monday morning last, after two days illness, Mr. WM. HAPPER SCOTT, merchant. The deceased was a native of Enniskillen, Ireland.

SEINOR, Miss Susie
Thursday, August 5, 1937    The Halifax Herald, Halifax, N.S.
There passed away yesterday at the residence of her sister, 59 North Clifton Street, Miss Susie Seinor, 21, of Newfoundland. She came to Halifax, three years ago and had been living here since. The funeral will be Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with service at 59 North Clifton street. Interment will be in Camp Hill Cemetery.

Wednesday, November 24, 1915 The Morning Chronicle, Halifax, N.S. Halifax Day By Day
John W. Swaine
died at St. John on Monday after a lengthy illness. He was a former resident of Newfoundland, and was in his 66th year of his age. During the last 19 years he had lived in that city and during that time had won the respect and esteem of a large circle of friends. He is survived by one son, Thomas, of that city, and five daughters, Mrs. Robert Worrell, of Halifax; Mrs. M. White, and Mrs. Duncan Angle, of Boston; Mrs. D. McCarthy, and Mrs. Fred Doucette, of New York.

TURNER, Mildred
Monday, June 1, 1939    The Halifax Chronicle, Halifax, N.S.

The death of Mrs. Mildred Turner occurred at the home of her son, Robert Ash, at Black Point - Halifax county, Saturday. She was 90 years old and a widow. The mother of twelve sons and daughters, all are dead, but one son, with whom she was living. She was born in Newfoundland. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Atlantic Standard Time, at Black Point, where burial will take place. - BLACK POINT CEMETERY ASH Mildred 1851 - 1939 mother wife of Jeffery TURNER
Contributed by George Newbury



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