Obituaries – 2010

DODGE, Jonah Mathias – Dec. 4th, 1925 – Jan. 31st, 2010. Passed peacefully away at the age of 84 on Sunday, Jan. 31st, 2010 at his home in Mount Pearl. Lovingly remembered and will be sadly missed by his wife Ann (Seaward); his nine children: Ted, Hal, Juanita, Sharon, Perry, Melvin, Brian, Susanne and Marshall; 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private family service was held at Barrett’s Funeral Home in St. John’s on Tuesday, February 2nd and was laid to rest by his family on Wednesday, Feb. 3rd in Little Heart’s Ease, Trinity Bay.

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DROVER, Annie “Mom/Nana” 1918-2010-of Halifax, It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Annie Drover on August 30, 2010. She was the daughter of the late William H and Mary Jane Smith (Oldford). Annie was born in Hodge’s Cove, NL. She was a member of a large family and attended the Anglican Church and school. She met and married the love of her life Walter K. Drover from Sunnyside, NL. They moved to Halifax in 1941, where they raised their family and volunteered their time to many charitable organizations and were active members of the Cathedral Church of All Saints for more than 60 years. In 1949 Annie joined the order of the Eastern Star, Emerald Chapter #58 and served three times as a Worthy Matron Grand Chapter of Nova Scotia and PEI. She was also a charter member of Athena Temple Daughters of the Nile. She was an honorary member of both. She loved to bake and was known for all her delicious treats and cake decorating skills. She also loved to knit, create needle point crafts, card playing and do elaborate puzzles. Most of all she welcomed a good joke and loved to laugh. She had a wonderful sense of humor. Annie dedicated her life to her family, her church and her community. She was a pillar of strength for her family and her many friends. Her generous loving spirit will forever live on in their hearts. At the time of her passing she was comforted by her loved ones and also extended family members, who were her angels and care providers on the 4th floor of Arborstone Enhanced Care, Purcell’s Cove Rd., Halifax. She is survived by daughter Karen (Rob) Fleming; son Michael; sister Florence (Martin); favorite former daughter in law Sandi Mitchell; grandchildren Darrell (Kelly), Michelle, Chris, Angela and Adam; as well as great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Mom “Nana” will be greatly missed by all whose hearts she touched. She was predeceased by her husband Walter K. Drover; sons, Victor, Gary, and Lelslie; sisters, Margaret Hancock, Doris Balsam; brothers, Fred and Will. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Cruikshank’s Halifax Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Children’s Wish Foundation. A memorial service will be held 1pm Friday September 17th, 2010 at the Cathedral Church of All Saints. To place an online message of condolence please visit www.cruikshankhalifaxfuneralhome.com

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GARLAND, Mary Edna (nee Robbins) – Passed peacefully away at the Glenbrook Lodge Nursing Home on January 20th, 2010, Mary Garland, age 98 years. Predeceased by husband Steven Garland, brothers George Robbins, Elazar Robbins, sisters Ethel Hickey, and Myrtle Humber. Leaving to mourn, brother Ben Robbins wife Bessie Robbins and family, sister Joan Jacobs and family. Resting at Barrett’s Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue on Friday, January 22nd, 2010 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 PM. Funeral service to take place on Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 at 2 PM from Cochrane Street United Church. Interment to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy flowers greatly accepted or donations maybe made to a charity of one’s choice, Please visit www.barretts.ca to sign the online memorial guest book.

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JARVIS, Clara Jane (nee Langer) – Passed peacefully away at the Escasoni Complex on May 7, 2010, Clara Jane Jarvis, aged 93 years. Predeceased by her husband Rev. Philip Jarvis in 1998. Leaving to mourn her daughter Phyllis Hansford (Granville); son George Jarvis (Lorraine); grandchildren: Paulette Moore (Christopher), Tanya Sala (Eric), Brian Hansford (Jeanette), Gregory Jarvis (Jennifer), Philip Hansford (Tanya) and Kelly Searle; great-grandchildren: Zachary and Hayley Anne Moore, Andrew, Olivia and Gavin Sala, Marguerite and Brandan Kennedy and Tracey Searle; as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. Special thank you to the staff of Ruby Manor, Mt. Pearl for their wonderful care over the past four years, and to 3rd Floor East Escasoni Complex for the kind short term care. Resting at Barrett’s Funeral Home, 73 Commonwealth Avenue, Mount Pearl, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Funeral Service to take place at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 10, 2010 at Topsail United Church. Interment to follow in Topsail United Church Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy flowers are being gratefully accepted or a donation may be made to the Autism Society or a charity of one’s choice. Please visit www.barretts.ca to sign the memorial guest book.

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VEY, Ivy Marion [Adey] – Passed peacefully away at Allison’s Manor, Long Pond on February 11, 2010, Ivy Vey, age 85 years. Predeceased by her husband Harold; parents Attwood and Deborah; brothers: Charles and Frank. Leaving to mourn sisters-in-law: Ida Adey, Vie Hudson and Gertie Soper; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A special thanks to Sharon Stone of Allison’s Manor for her devoted care. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road with visitation on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Funeral service will take place at the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 2 p.m. Cremation will follow. Interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation.