Various Sheet Harbour Area and Descendents' Obituary Listings
Sarah "Dora" Behie,   Jessie Burnett (Chaplin) Coady,   Howard John Coady,   George Alexander Helpard,   Samuel Dennis Keating,   Frances Belle MacPhee,   Adam Murphy, Jr,   Cyril Mark Murphy, Jr,   Matthew Murphy,   Phebe (Duggan) Murphy,   Annie May (Fahie) Purcell,   Basil Purcell,   Catherine Marie Purcell,   George "David" Purcell,   Joseph Roy Purcell,   Mary Elizabeth (Murphy) Purcell,   Vincent Ralph Purcell,   Robert Purcell,   George Vernon Wessell,
17 October, Matthew, 22, son of Mr. Adam Murphy, Sheet Harbour.
Nova Scotia Vital Statistics form Newspapers, 1813 - 1822 Terrence M. Punch.
Adam MURPHY JR. was Second Mate on the Brig, Waterloo and died on it en route from Jamaica to Halifax. Nova Scotia Vital Statistics from Newspapers - 1823 - 1828 Terrence M. Punch.
PHEBE (DUGGAN) MURPHY
Phebe, 36, widow of Adam Murphy, Jr. [died August 30, 1835]. Nova Scotia Vital Statistics from Newspapers - 1835 - 1839.
The Halifax Mail
Thursday May 28th, 1931
Well Known Halifax North Man Passes.
There passed away yesterday at his home 1 North Creighton St, VINCENT R. PURCELL, 49 years. Mr. Purcell was well known in Halifax North and many will learn of his death with deep regret. Mr. Purcell lost his eye sight at the time of the Halifax Explosion. The funeral will be held on Friday morning at St. Joseph Church for 8 o'clock Mass.
The Halifax Chronicle
Tuesday Oct. 21st, 1969
MRS. MARY ELIZABETH PURCELL, 85 OF 3107 Isleville St. widow of Ralph Purcell died at home Monday. Born at Sheet Harbour she is survived by a daughter Marie and two sons Frank , Beaverbank and Roy, Halifax. Seven grand children and one great grandchild. The body is at Cruickshank's Funeral Home Robie St. Funeral Mass will be held 9 o'clock am Wednesday at St. Joseph Church internment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
The Halifax Chronicle
Thursday Jan. 29th, 1976
CATHERINE MARIE PURCELL Catherine Marie Purcell , 68 of 5276 Kaye St. Halifax died Thursday at home. Born in Sheet Harbour she was the daughter of the late Vincent R. and Mary (Murphy) Purcell. She was a retired employee of the City of Halifax. Surviving are two brothers Joseph, Halifax and Francis -Beaverbank a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister. The body is at Cruikshank's Funeral Home. Services will be held 9 am Friday at St. Joseph Church. Burial will in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
The Halifax Chronicle - Herald
JOSEPH ROY PURCELL - 75, Halifax, died March 23, 1995, in Victoria General Hospital. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Vincent Ralph Purcell and Mary Elizabeth (nee Murphy) Purcell. He was employed with DND (Dockyard) for 38 years. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Coolen; sons, David, Truro; Michael, Toronto; Timothy, Halifax; granddaughters, Jacqueline, Ashley. He was predeceased by sisters, Margaret Jean, Catherine Marie; brother, Frank. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Atlantic Funeral Home, Bayers Road, Halifax. Funeral 10 a.m. Monday in St. Catherine's Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Raymond March officiating. Burial to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
The Halifax Chronicle Herald Friday Nov. 3rd, 1967
MRS. A.M. (Annie May) PURCELL:.......78 of 254 North Street, Halifax, died Yesterday. Surviving are 2 daughters: Margaret (Mrs. Edward Wheaton ) Halifax, Agnes (Mrs. Ted Collrin) Lancaster, N.B. Four sons: Douglas, Montreal Reginald, Basil and Robert all of Halifax One sister......Margaret ( Mrs. Paul Cooper ( Woburn, Mass ) 24 grandchildren and 3 great-grand-children. The body is at Cruikshanks Funeral Home Robie St. Services will be in St. Peter's Church..Sheet Harbour at 9:30 am. Internment will be in the church cemetery."
Basil PURCELL "The Chronicle Herald, Saturday, 9 November 1991 Purcell, Basil M. -- 69, Halifax and Lower Five Islands, died Monday in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Sheet Harbour, he was a son of the late Neil and Annie May (Fahie) Purcell. He retired in 1986 from the Department of National Defence. He is survived by his wife, the former Doris Quigley; a son, Douglas, Enfield; a sister, Mrs. Agnes Collrin, Saint John; a brother, Robert (Bob), Halifax; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Margaret; three brothers, Reginald, Douglas, St. Clair. Memorial services will be 10 p.m. Tuesday in Stadacona Chapel." Look up - Fred Sullivan.
The Halifax Herald Limited
PURCELL, Robert O'Leary - 73, Halifax, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2001, at home. Born August 5, 1927, in Sheet Harbour, he was a son of the late Neil and Annie Mae (Fahie) Purcell. He was employed with Queens Printer for many years and retired from DND, Willow Park in November 1989. He also worked for one year as a commissionaire at CNIB. He was a veteran of the army. He is survived by his former wife, Hilda (LeFort) Purcell; daughters, Deborah Callahan, Halifax; Cheryl-Lynn Purcell, Beaver Bank; sons, Robert "Tony", Timberlea; Scott, Vancouver; Mark, Canning; Christopher, Halifax; sister, Agnes Collrin, Saint John, N.B.; seven grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Margaret Wheaton; brothers, Reginald, St. Claire, Doug and Basil Purcell. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, where Fairview Legion Branch 142 will conduct a tribute service at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Family flowers only. In lieu, a donation in Robert's memory to the CNIB or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.
COADY, Jessie Burnett - 85, Sheet Harbour, Halifax Co., died July 11, 2001, in Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Sheet Harbour. Born in Woodside, October 16, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Ern and Alice (Gammell) Chaplin. She was a graduate of The Nova Scotia Teachers Normal College in 1938 and taught school in Pleasant Valley, Eastville, Brentwood and Sheet Harbour, retiring in 1977. She was a member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Sheet Harbour and an active member of C.W.L. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Howard; son, Michael and daughter-in-law, "C.D.", Sheet Harbour; granddaughters, Breanne, Sheet Harbour; Chanda, Halifax; grandsons, Peter, New Minas; Craig, Montreal. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by sons, David and Peter; brother, Harold; sisters, Frances Chaplin, Mary Coogan, Bessie Smith, Evelyn Wheeler. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday, prayers with C.W.L. at 8 p.m. Friday, both in D.S.Crowell and Son Funeral Home, 22558 Main St., Sheet Harbour. Funeral Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Sheet Harbour, Rev. Gilbert Bertrand OMI officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada or a charity of choice. A special thank you to Dr. Brad Atkinson, nursing staff of Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital and Home Care of Nova Scotia.
The Halifax Herald Limited
COADY, Howard John - 89, Sheet Harbour, Halifax Co., died February 2, 2002, in Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Sheet Harbour. Born in Sheet Harbour, March 10, 1912, he was a son of the late John and Annie (Barkhouse) Coady. Howard had a deep love of the woods and had worked cruising and scaling with numerous lumber companies before graduating from the first class of The Maritime Forest Ranger School in 1948. He then became employed as a District Ranger with Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forests until his retirement in 1975. His love of forestry and history led him to write a book entitled "Sheet Harbour History From the Notes of an Old Woodsman". Always involved in the community, he was a founding member of the Sheet Harbour Fire Department, Credit Union, life member of Sheet Harbour Lions Club and past president of the Sheet Harbour Board of Trade. He also served many years on the boards of Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Duncan MacMillan Nursing Home, Duncan MacMillan High School and was a past president of the Central Eastern Shore Branch of the Canadian Red Cross Society. He was a life member and past president of Nova Scotia Forest Technicians Association and a life member of St. Peter's Catholic Church.
He was a member of Knights of Columbus, served on various councils and was awarded the Archdiocesan Medal of Merit in 1981 by Archbishop James Hayes. He is survived by son, Michael; daughter-in-law, C.D., Sheet Harbour; grandsons, Peter John, New Minas; Craig, Montreal; granddaughters, Chanda, Halifax; Breanne, Sheet Harbour; brothers, George, Westville; Lloyd, Truro; sister, Marie, Sydney. He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Jessie; sons, Peter and David; brother, Frank; sisters, Eileen, Hazel and Muriel. Visitation 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. today in D.S. Crowell & Son Funeral Home, 22558 Main St., Sheet Harbour. Funeral 2 p.m. today in St. Peter's Catholic Church, Sheet Harbour, Rev. Gilbert Bertrand, OMI officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada or a charity of choice. A special thank you to Dr. Donald MacDonald and Dr. Brad Atkinson, staff of Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Home Care Nova Scotia and Sister Cecelia Sacca.
PURCELL, George "David" - 50, Sheet Harbour, Halifax Co., died April 12, 2001, in Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital. Born in Sheet Harbour, January 18, 1951 he was a son of Rozella (Fife) and the late George Purcell. He taught at Duncan MacMillan High School and served as Principal of Sheet Harbour Consolodated from 1984 to 1993. He was principal of Duncan MacMillan High for one year and became principal of Robert Jamieson Family of Schools. He was a long time active member of the Sheet Harbour Lions Club, an affiliate member of the Sheet Harbour Legion, Courcelette Branchan d a member of the Ship Harbour Wings hockey team. He enjoyed reading, camping, travelling, curling, golfing and playing ball. He was a great fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He is survived by daughter Lisa, Sheet Harbour; sons Bayne and George, both of Sheet Harbour; sister Margaret (Elmer) Mombourquette, Sheet Harbour; brothers Brian (Wanda), Sheet Harbour; James (Inez), Pope's Harbour; former wife Catherine MacKenzie, Sheet Harbour; seven nieces. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 pm, today and Sunday, prayers 3 pm Sunday, Lions service 7:30 pm Sunday, all in D.S. Crowell & Son Funeral Home, 22558 Main St., Sheet Harbour. Funeral Mass 2 PM Monday in St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Sheet Harbour, Father Gilbert Bertrand, OMI, officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the garden project at Robert Jamieson School.
Halifax Chronicle Herald
KEATING, Samuel Dennis - 78, Murphy Cove, Halifax Co., died April 26, 2002, in Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital. Born in East Ship Harbour, June 14, 1923, he was a son of the late Samuel and Ella (May) Keating. He was a woodsman most of his life and for a time employed with the Municipal Rock Quarry, Bedford. He was a lifelong member of St. Dennis Church, Ship Harbour. He is survived by sisters, Clara Newcombe, Lower Ship Harbour; Margaret Newcombe, East Ship Harbour; Gladys Beaver, Murphy Cove; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Ella; brothers, Ross, Gerald, Edward, Phillip, and one brother in infancy. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, with family prayers at 8 p.m. and funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday all in D.S. Crowell & Son Funeral Home, 22558 Main St., Sheet Harbour. Private committal to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia.
Halifax Chronicle Herald
MacPHEE, Frances Belle - 88, Sheet Harbour, Halifax Co., died April 29, 2002, at home. Born in Sheet Harbour, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Maude (Cook) Kenney. Surviving are sisters, Jean Bezanson, Halifax; Kathleen Peach, Sheet Harbour; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Elwin; sisters, Violet Walsh, Pearl Sinclair; brothers, Roy, Harry, Laurie. Cremation has taken place under the direction of D.S. Crowell & Son Funeral Home, Sheet Harbour. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 3, in St. James United Cemetery, Church Point, Sheet Harbour, Rev. Michael Mugford officiating.
BEHIE, Sarah "Dora" - 95, Sheet Harbour, Halifax Co., died January 14, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Watt Section, September 21, 1906, she was a daughter of the late James and Ida (Frost) Rutledge. Dora always held an open door to all and was known as "Nannie" to many, a devoted mother and grandmother, a member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church for 70 years and an active member of C.W.L. for many years. She is survived by sons, Basil (Donna), Carl (Jean), both of Sheet Harbour; Ronald (Sharon), Mulgrave; Sidney (Andrea), Mount William; daughters, Teresa Spears, Sheet Harbour; Helen (Jerome) Bevis, Trenton; Elizabeth (Dougal) Prest, Mooseland; 21 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Sylvia, New Glasgow; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Earl; sons, James, Douglas; three grandchildren; son-in-law, Hugh; daughter-in-law, Sheena; brothers, Earl and Austin. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday with prayers at 8 p.m., both in D. S. Crowell & Son Funeral Home, 22558 Main St., Sheet Harbour. Funeral mass 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church. Burial in the church cemetery. Reception to follow in St. Peter's Hall. Family flowers only. Donations to a charity of choice.
WESSELL, George Vernon 78, Hopewell, pased away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on October 14, 2000, in the Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building, QE II after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Born October 23, 1921 in Halifax, he was a son of the late Daniel "Bob" and Rita (Hartlen) Wessell. He retired from the Dept of Social Services, Digby in 1985. Prior to that he worked for the CNR for 25 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Springhill and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Hopewell. He served in the Canadian Army overseas in the Second World War. Vernon was an avid golfer. He is survived by his wife Nora (Barkhouse), Hopewell; son, Danny, Westville; daughter, Heather and son-in-law, Wayne Gladwin, Dartmouth; granddaughter, Angela Gladwin, Dartmouth; sisters, Bee Mason, Halifax; Joyce Lushington, Calgary, Alta; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his infant grandson, Andrew Gladwin. Cremation has taken place. Interment and graveside service for family and friends will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville at 2:30 PM, Tuesday, October 17, Archdeacon Rod Gillis officiating. Reception to follow at 3 PM, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St. Dartmouth. Memorial service to be held 2:30 PM, October 21 in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, East River Road, New Glasgow, Rev. Charles MacPherson officiating. Reception to follow service. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Veterans Memorial Building, QE II, the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice.
The Halifax Herald Limited
HELPARD, George Alexander - 67, Sheet Harbour, Halifax Co., died February 5, 2002, in Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Sheet Harbour. Born in Sheet Harbour, August 13, 1934, he was a son of the late Sherman and Margaret (Logan) Helpard. He was employed with the Coast Guard and Scott Paper until its closure in 1970, then worked with Farris Trucking. He was dispatcher with the Department of Transportation from 1979 until his retirement in 1997. He loved fishing and hunting. He is survived by his wife, the former Evelyn Snyder; sons, Blaine (Jeannie), Sheet Harbour; Kevin (Bonnie), Moncton, N.B.; Brent, Halifax; daughter, Charlotte (Edward) Pye, Ecum Secum; sisters, Joan (Eric) Boutilier, Ruth Daye, Popes Harbour; Theresa Boutilier, Halifax; brothers, Edward, Moncton, N.B.; Clarence, Halifax; Douglas; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by brother, Carl. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday with prayers 2 p.m. Thursday, both in D.S. Crowell & Son Funeral Home, 22558 Main St., Sheet Harbour, Rev. Katherine Tait officiating. Burial at a later date.
The Halifax Herald Limited
MURPHY, Cyril Mark - 82, Sheet Harbour, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at home with his family at his side. Born in Sheet Harbour on October 20, 1923, he was a son of the late Mark and Madge (Cruickshank) Murphy, and he was the second youngest of 10 children. Cyril was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Murphy was a Corporal of the 2nd Battalion of the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) and served overseas in the Second World War from 1939-1945. He was a member of Courcette Branch 58, Sheet Harbour. Cyril worked at the Scott Pulp Mill, Sheet Harbour, until it closed and ended his career at the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation, Sheet Harbour. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Teresa (Embree), and was a wonderful father to his children, Bobbie Murphy, Alberta; David, Dartmouth; Danny (Karen), Malay Falls; Beth (Eric) Harnish, Sober Island; Teresa, Dartmouth; Marion (Archie), Lake Echo; Debbie (Wayne) Ellis, Enfield; Kathy (Leonard) Jewers, Sheet Harbour; Cyril (Barb), Alberta; Michael (Roseanna), Dartmouth; Patricia (Craig) Cameron, Dartmouth; Colleen (Matthew) Hubley, Sheet Harbour; Lisa (Glenn), Enfield; Raymond (Michelle), Dartmouth; grandchildren, David, Darren, Dwayne, Nicholas, Ryan, Melissa, Mark, Terri, Justin, Danielle, Haley, Amanda, Hilary, Tyson, Mikayla, Sean Ross, Emily, Claudia, Colby; great-grandchildren, Colby, Ava, Jeremy; and special family friend, Marilyn Snow, Alberta. He was predeceased by brothers, Harold, Raymond, Harry, MacGregor, William; sisters, Marion, Anastashia, Norma, and Agnes. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., prayers 7:15 p.m. and Legion service 7:30 p.m. today, all in D.S. Crowell & Son Funeral Home, 22558 Main St., Sheet Harbour. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Sheet Harbour. Burial in the church cemetery. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences: [email protected]Chronicle Herald - March 10, 2006