BARTER, Ruby — passed away August 30, 2013 at home in Dartmouth with her family by her side. She was 68. Born in Bay de Verde, NL she was a daughter of the late William and Augusta (Blunden) Barter. Ruby’s career began with three years in the Royal Canadian Navy, but she later followed her mother’s footsteps with a long and rewarding career as a Registered Nurse. Following her graduation from Hammersmith Hospital in London, England she returned to Canada and worked as a staff nurse, until becoming the head nurse at the Dartmouth General Emergency Department. She went on to become the director of Nursing at the Highland View Hospital in Amherst, NS and Colchester Regional Hospital in Truro. A lifelong learner, Ruby later earned her master’s degree in Health Services Administration from Dalhousie University and subsequently worked as a health care consultant in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick until her retirement. She loved good food and was an accomplished and adventurous cook. She enjoyed preparing wonderful meals for her family and friends at her home in Dartmouth and the cottage in Chester, where she and her husband George shared many happy times. She was always happy to provide nourishing, delicious “comfort food” to anyone who was ill, bereaved or otherwise needed a little cheering up. She also loved animals, especially her feline pets and strays who were pampered with lots of love. Ruby is survived by her sisters, Caroline (Lewis) Potter, Bay de Verde, NL, Catherine (George) Eddy, Sibley’s Cove, NL and Gloria Barter (Dr. David Andrews), Oakfield, NS; as well as many nieces and nephews and a devoted circle of friends. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Dr. George MacDonald; sisters, Anne Lockyer and Elsie Gourley. Cremation has taken place under the care of A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS. There will be a private memorial service at a later date, according to Ruby’s wishes. No flowers by request. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society for pancreatic cancer research. A special thank you to the whole team at palliative care at the QE II VG Site, especially Devan Hennigar and as well the wonderful care givers from Newfoundland, Liz and Kim. To view or place an online message of condolence please visit www.mattatallfuneralhome.com
EARLE, Jessie E. — Passed peacefully away at the Carbonear General Hospital on Thursday, August 29, 2013, Jessie E. Earle of Carbonear, age 95 years. Predeceased by husband: Ronald W.; sons: Dr. Hunter Earle and Gary Earle; special friend: Mildred Churchill. Left to mourn, two daughters: Ada ( Jim) Penney and Janice (George) Penney, both of Carbonear; daughters-in-law: Elizabeth Earle, Mount Pearl and Marilyn ( Jerry) Pasternak, USA; nine grandchildren: Craig, Grant, Janice, Susanne, Michelle, Christopher, Stephen, Brian and Trevor; nineteen great- grandchildren; brother- in- law: Walter (Frances) Earle, Carbonear; sisters-in-law: Mary (George) Saunders, St. John’s and Nina Garland, Harbour Grace; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rested at Noel’s Funeral Home, Water Street, Carbonear. Rev. Hugh Fudge conducted the Funeral service on Sunday, September 1 from St. James Anglican Church, Carbonear. Interment took place in St. James Anglican Church Cemetery, Carbonear. Donations in her memory may be made to St. James Anglican Church, Carbonear. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel’s Funeral Home, Carbonear. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.
MARTIN, Roy — Passed peacefully away at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, St. John’s on Friday, August 30, 2013, Roy Martin of Grates Cove, age 85 years. Predeceased by parents: Henry and Bertha; brothers: John and Ezekiel; sisters: Rebecca and Jean. Left to mourn, wife Milla of 59 years; four daughters: Majors Margaret ( Dean) Locke, Picton, ON, Linda ( John) Smith, Yellowknife, Marlene (Glen Carey), Goulds and Tammy (Ronnie) Power, Bay Bulls; two sons: Larry (Rose Aucoin), St. John’s and Paul (Pam), Winterton; twentyseven grandchildren and step-grandchildren; twenty-five greatgrandchildren; one brother: Thomas (Isabel), Grates Cove; sisterin-law: Joyce Martin, St. John’s; brother-in-law: Larry (Shirley) Lamont, Napanee, ON; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Rested at Grace United Church, Grates Cove. Rev. Yvonne Hopkins conducted the Funeral service on Monday, September 2 from Grace United Church, Grates Cove. Cremation took place. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Noel’s Funeral Home, Western Bay. Please visit www.noelsfuneralhome.com to sign the memorial guest book.