Every Child Counts


Remembering Others

Happy Birthday
*Archie Kenny
*Rita Herritt

Happy Anniversary


In Memoriam
Patsy Brooking
.Kaye White
Howard MacKenzie
.Bill Engram
.Frances Geddes
. Gertrude (Rudy) Rose
.Gerald Baker
.Anne Bragg
.Charlie McGee
.Eileen Gaulton
.Annie Gaulton
.Cyril Rose
.Myrtle Engram
.Eva G. Cameron
.Simeon Savory
.Linda Rose
.Kenneth Bobbett
.Charles Sinclair
MacLean Bannerman

REMEMBERING OTHERS 2013...Here is an opportunity to make a donation of your choice to wish someone Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Congratulations or to sincerely remember a friend or family member whose earthly life has been completed, and have their name listed here. All names will be listed for the year.

Happy Birthday

*Jan. 04 Archie Kenny, Halifax, NS, Canada
*Jan. 13 Rita Herritt, Hermitage-Sandyville, NL, Canada

*September 17 Patrick Mather, Sackville, NS

*July 01 Carla Meade, Gander, NL...(Donation made by another ECC...ESM Supporter)
*June 23 Jeannie Herritt, Halifax, NS...(Donation made to ECC...ESM by Rollie Herritt)

*October 23 'DJ' Mr. Don Gibbon, Stephenville, NL...(Donation made to ECC...ESM by Rollie Herritt)
*October 05 Harrison Dinham, Halifax, NS...(Donation made to ECC...ESM by Steve Dinham[Dad])
*July 01 Carla Meade, Gander, NL...(Donation made to ECC...ESM by Rollie Herritt)
*June 23 Jeannie Herritt, Halifax, NS...(Donation made to ECC...ESM by Rollie Herritt)
*June 05 Tim Blades, Dartmouth, NS...(Donation made to ECC...ESM by Rollie Herritt)
*June 03 Gertrude (Rudie) Rose, Boston, MA, USA...(Donation made to ECC...ESM by Rollie Herritt)

Happy Anniversary

July 04 Happy Anniversary Wishes to Richie & Lisa Herritt, Sackville, NS (Donation made by another ECC...ESM Supporter)
*July 25 Happy Anniversary Wishes to Robert & Monique Herritt, Calgary, AB (Donation made by another ECC...ESM Supporter)

July 04 Happy Anniversary Wishes to Richie & Lisa Herritt, Sackville, NS (Donation made to ECC...ESM by Rollie & Jeannie Herritt)



June 26 Congratulations to Brandon Walker who graduated from Dartmouth High School on Friday, June 26, 2009.(Donation made to ECC...ESM by Rollie Herritt)
* July 25 Congratulations to Robert Herritt and Monique DesLauriers on their Wedding Day. Hey! Hurray! Yipper! Congrats! Marvy! Mega!

In Memoriam 2014

In Memory of

Patsy Brooking

1949 - 2014

It is with great sadness that the family of Patsy Brooking announce her passing at the Health Sciences Center in St. John’s, Newfoundland, on October 2, 2014, at the age of 64 years, surrounded by her family. She leaves to mourn her husband, Dave; her sisters, Marie (Roland), Ann (Brian), and Karen. Although she had no children of her own she will be lovingly remembered as a mother by her nieces and nephews. She goes to join her brother, Roy, and her parents, Ada and Hubert Dowding. A service was held at Christ Church, Milltown, on October 6, 2014 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Roy Simms officiating.

At EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters a donation has been made by a supporter of this Child Help Network in honour of this lady. We greatly acknowledge Lady Patsy and in her memory we shall offer these resources to help a child in Haiti to attend school where they will be offered food daily as well. Let us ensure her legacy of Goodness contnues as we honour her in memory.

In Memoriam 2013

Here at EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters we so salute and celebrate the life of Howard. With his capacity to have compassion for others he and his family have been supporters of this Child Help Organization. With funds he donated, a child in Haiti has been able to go to school. We thank you, thank you, thank you for your kind deeds. Blessings, Blessings and our sincere sympathy to all your family and friends who will miss you so, so much. You truly have been a Friend of ECC...ESM. We hope we all continue your legacy!!!!!!!

http://mi-cache.legacy.com/legacy/Images/Cobrands/DignityMemorial/Photos/c0656db4-a96d-4ee4-a943-763159727e24.jpgIn Memory of

Howard Arthur Mackenzie
May 19, 1930 - April 2, 2013


MacKenzie, Howard – 82, of Halifax passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family April 2, 2013 after a two year battle with Cancer. He was born in Hazel Hill ,Guys Co. in 1930 and was the only Child of the late Effie Spears (Casey} and the late Ernest MacKenzie. Howard was very proud to have served 30 years as a firefighter for the city of Halifax and retired at 60 as a Captain. Howard is survived by his wife of 59 years, Shirley (White); daughter Debbie Rockola (Jimi); Sons Howie (Patty); Charlie (Corina); Ernie (Ruth); Grandchildren Maureen, Mindy, Kaitlin, Rebecca, Jessica and Nicholas. Eight Great Grandchildren; Brother and Sister in Law Jimmy and Donna White and their children Kerry and Scott; and Mother in law Kay White. Husband, Dad or Grampie as he was known was a wonderful Husband, Father and Grandfather to all of us . He especially loved the time that he spent with his family whether it was the long weekend in May or any family gathering. He especially loved music listening or playing the Guitar, fiddle and accordion at the many family outings at Whitehead or at son Howie's cottage. He had spent many years at the Fairview Arena with all three boys being the driver, Fan or for many years a Coach in the Fairview Minor Hockey Assoc. and later with Grandson Nick. Dad liked to bowl and he and Mom both bowled in the Cape Breton Bowling league for many years. He enjoyed the many fishing trips to Whitehead with his Brother in Law Moe Cannon. He enjoyed playing cards and he and Mom played crib most nights. Howard was predeceased by his Mother Effie, father Ernest and step father Henry Spears. Father in law Jim White, sister and brother in law Joan and Moe Cannon. Special thanks to our next door neighbours Morley and Verna Cluett , Palliative Care Home Unit and to VON. Visitations will be at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax, NS, B3S 0E1 on Sunday April 7th from 2-5 and 7-9. Funeral Service will be held on Monday April 8th at 10:30 AM in St Benedict Church on Radcliffe. Dr. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. Family flowers only please. To leave on line condolences for the family please visit : www.jasnowfuneralhome.com

Feb. 22, 2013



In Loving Memory of

William Eric Engram

of Edmonton
Jul 2, 1940 - Feb 20, 2013


Bill passed away peacefully on February 20th, 2013 at the age of 72 years.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Shirley; children, Wanda (James) Alpaugh, and Teta Engram; 5 grandchildren; sisters, Beth (Archie) Kenny, Jeannie (Roland) Herritt and Phyllis (Derek) Dinham; sisters-in-law, Debbie Beauchemin, Cindy (Rick) Joubert; brother-in-law, Rick Kinaschuk; as well as nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Bill was predeceased by his parents, Annie and Archie; and sisters, Melita and Leona.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 7508 – 29 Avenue, Edmonton.

The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital for their compassion and care.

Donations in memory of Bill may be made to St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital or to the Cross Cancer Institute.

Jan. 02: Today we received a gracious donation from Phyllis Engram in memory of Frances Geddes who completed her life journey on December 26, 2012. Frances and Phyllis were both colleagues in the Fall River Education System, Nova Scotia, Canada and enjoyed collegial collaboration as they shared their classroom experiences and expertise. The funds offered in memory of Lady Frances will all go to help a child attend school, a child who otherwise would not have such an opportunity. How wonderfully fitting that Phyllis's honouring her colleague in this manner, and EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters is privileged to continue what Frances so enjoyed - teaching our children and our youth. We so salute Lady Frances for all she has done helping others and we most sincerely thank Lady Phyllis for passing on the torch of teaching others in Frances' memory.

In Memoriam 2012:


Guest Book
  • "We will all miss Nana Rose, one of the kindest people I..." - Peggy Carlan
  • "To the Rose Family, I am sorry for the Loss of Your Mom. No..." - Joannie Auvil (Slyva)
  • "We extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family in..." - Guy & Maisie Herritt
  • "so sorry to hear of your dear mother, mrs rose was one of a..."
  • "To the Rose family, your mom was a beautiful example of..." - Mark Smith

ROSE, Gertrude "Rudie" (Crewe) Passed away on December 3, 2012, at home, in Dorchester. Born on June 3, 1925, she was 87 years old. She is predeceased by her wonderful parents Charles and Gertrude Crewe. They gave Gertrude and her siblings a wholesome and enriching home life in Sandyville, a small coastal fishing village in Newfoundland, Canada. Gertrude grew up with her loving family growing all their own vegetables, doing their own berry picking, tending to their cows, horse, sheep and hens. As a child, she would go out with her dad to help him pull up lobster pots and salmon nets. She would also take a small homemade sled led by a horse and load it up with birch wood, they would saw it, store it, and have birch wood burning in their hall stove to keep them warm and cozy all winter long. What wonderful childhood memories she always held close in her heart. Gertrude is predeceased by her husband Guy Rose whom she married in 1950 when she came to Boston. Devoted mother to Gloria Rose Godfrey of Wisconsin, Douglas and Barbara of Dorchester and Stephen of Quincy. Adoring and sweet grandmother to 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Pre-deceased by 3 sons, Bobby, Max and Richie. Sister of Douglas Crewe and his wife Ada of St. John's, Newfoundland. Sister in law of Phil Saunders of Newfoundland and Barbara Rose of Weymouth. Predeceased by two loving sisters Molly and Melita. Gertrude was loved by all for being so kind and good in the most humble of ways. Her simple and heartfelt acts of thoughtfulness will never be forgotten by anyone who knew her. She will always be remembered for being an angel on earth. If desired, donations can be made in her memory to the Salvation Army, Red Kettle Fund, 25 Shawmut Avenue, Canton, MA 02021. Funeral Services will be held at Wollaston Congregational Church, 48 Winthrop Avenue, Quincy, on Friday, December 7 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours to be held on Thursday, December 6 from 4-8 p.m. at the Scally & Trayers Funeral Home, 54 Pleasant St., DORCHESTER. Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester. Please visit www.scallytrayers.com
Published in The Boston Globe from December 5 to December 6, 2012

Gerald George Baker Name: Gerald George Baker Date of Birth: October 14, 1949 Date of Death: September 14, 2012 Age: 62 Location Belleoram, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Passed peacefully away at his home in Grand Falls-Windsor surrounded by family and friends, on Friday, September 14, 2012, Gerald George Baker, age 62 years of Belleoram. Leaving to mourn his loving family: wife, Susan; daughter, Karen (George); grandson, Tyler; step daughter, Marian; grandchildren, Gabrielle and Troy; brothers, Thomas (Sarah) and Angus (Emily); sisters, Hazel (Peter), Alma (Bill), Brenda (Amos), Dorothy (Paul) and Martha Jane (David), who travelled from Trenton, ON, to be with the family; eleven nieces and twelve nephews; brother in law, Fred and Mary Jean Hanhams, who travelled from Nova Scotia to be with family and friends to attend Gerald’s services; plus a number of other extended family and many friends. Predeceased by his mother, Elsie Osborne, in December of 2006.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm from St. Lawrence Anglican Church in Belleoram with Rev. Mildred Tobin officiating. Interment will follow at the Anglican Cemetery at Belleoram



* Remembering ...Anne Bragg

(June 20, 1931 - June 24, 2012)

Bragg, Anne Lillian (nee Dinham) “Queen Anne”, Born June 20, 1931 in St. Jacques, Newfoundland. Anne passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on June 24, 2012 at Northwood Centre. Anne started teaching school at an early age and later became a vice principal at Springdale Street Elementary School in St. John’s NL. She met the love of her life, Rupert, to whom she was married for 44 years before he passed away in 1997. They had five children together and shared many joyous times including family picnics, summer camping, playing cards, bowling and most especially, family suppers. Anne volunteered over the years with various organizations such as Big Bras d’Or Fire Ladies Auxiliary, Ocean View Manor, St. Andrew’s Anglican Parish in Cole Harbour and later, St. John’s Westphal Anglican Church – “The Little Church With The Big Heart”. Her greatest passion and joy in volunteering was with the NS Literacy Foundation as she shared her teacher’s heart to give others the gift of reading and writing. Anne herself loved to read, sit by the ocean, write poetry and especially play scrabble and WIN!! Anne is survived by her sister, Effie George, children Dianne Bragg, Rhonda Doherty (Richard), Paul Bragg (Katherine), Yvonne Timmins (Bruce) and Christine Bragg. She was blessed with 10 grandchildren Jason Doherty, John Squires, Stephen Squires, Laura Barry, Shane Timmins, Heather Bragg, Susan Bragg, Grace-Anne Timmins, Abbey DeRoach, Cody DeRoach and 7 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many good friends. Anne was predeceased by her husband Rupert, her parents Albion and Harriet Jane Dinham, brothers Clyde and John, sisters Gladys and Olive. A very special thanks to all the staff of Northwood 4 Centre who became her “other” family. They treated her with such love and kindness for which her children will be eternally grateful. They truly enjoyed her quick Newfie wit and humour. Visitation will be held 6:30-8:30 pm Wednesday, June 27, 2012 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. A private family service and burial will be held on Thursday. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Northwood Nursing Home 4 Centre in loving memory of Anne Bragg.
(A donation in honour of Lady Anne has been made by Rollie Herritt to A Child Help Organization, EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters to continue the literacy efforts she so often promoted) August 11, 2012


*Remembering Charlie McGee of Bathurst, NB. (Donations made to ECC...ESM by Perry, Charlyne, Matthew and Mitchell McGee Herritt of Halifax, NS, and by Rollie and Jeannie Herritt, Sackville, NS). A tribute (provided by family members)to Sir Charlie will be posted here soon.

*Remembering Annie Gaulton of Halifax, NS (formerly of Hermitage, NL) September 20, 1920 - June 01, 2012 (Donation made to ECC...ESM by Rollie Herritt - June 2012)

Annie May Gaulton - Age 91, of Halifax, passed away unexpectedly in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, on June 1, 2012. Born in Hermitage, NL, she wasa a daughter of the late Ernest and Martha Hill.
Adored and loved by her predeceased first husband, Archie Engram and her second husband, Bert Gaulton. She is survived by her cherished children, "Billy" William Engram (Shirley),Elizabeth Engram-Kenny (Archie), Jeannie Engram-Herritt (Rollie) and Phyllis Engram-Dinham (Derek); her brother, Kent Hill (Marty) and sisters-in-law, Lillian Cutler, Marty Hill and Rita Hill. She was predeceased by darling daughters, Melita and Leona Engram; and brothers and sisters, Wallace, Wilfrid, Herbert, Harry, Sandy, Warren, Gertie,Ursie, Hazel and Beatrice. She was indeed a proud and loving Nana to Wanda, Teta, Tishie, Shawna, Robbie, Richie,Susie and Steve and grat-Nana to Cherish, Mason, Steel, Sterling, Emma, Michaela, Sarah, Maxwell Bertram, MacKenzie, Archie, Tyler, Joshua, Harrison and Alyssa, and she was excitedly preparing for the arrival of number 15, Skye. A wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, a 'matriarch of our extended family".

She passed away peacefully with her family by her side. Her favourite place on earth was anywhere, any place, as long as she was with family. She also looked forward to spending time with her dear friends in the evenings at Sir. John Thompson Manor. She left a print of her heart on all those who were blessed to have met her. "The world was a better place yesterday". She will long be remembered for her unconditional love and her beautiful contagious smile. "Mom we shall miss you so much. The void in our hearts can never be filled again. We love you". She was a most ardent supporter of a child help organization, www.everychildcounts.ca and taught us well how to care for others. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Canadian Cancer Society or EveryChildcounts. Visitation will take place in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax, NS on Tuesday, June 5 from 5-7 p.m. Funeral service will take place in St. James Anglican Church (at the Rotary) on Wednesday, June 6, 1:30 p.m.


*Remembering Captain Cyril T. Rose

(January 25, 1922 - May 27, 2012)

Rose, Captain Cyril T.

At the beautiful age of 90, passed away on May 27, 2012 in Dartmouth, N.S.. Born in Hermitage, Newfoundland on January 25, 1922, he went to sea at age 15 and pursued a long and distinguished career as a commercial fisherman. On July 2, 1948, he married Lillian Baker in Halifax, N.S., and in 1956 they moved to Glace Bay where he owned and operated his own fishing vessel, the Shirley & Linda. In 1963 they relocated to Mulgrave, N.S. when he joined Acadia Fisheries, rising to the rank of captain. Cyril retired from National Sea Products in 1987 as the captain of the fishing vessel the A. W. Henriksen. Over his career, he won numerous awards, including grand award winner and several runner up awards for landing the highest annual gross stock of fish in Nova Scotia . Cyril was an active member of the Masonic Temple Lodge and St. Andrews Anglican Church, both of Mulgrave.

Cyril was the son of James and Martha Rose, and the brother of Mary Hynes. He was predeceased by his brothers Eric, Leonard, and Wallace, and his sisters Triffie and Doris. He was a devoted husband of 64 years of Lillian, and the beloved father of Shirley (Neil) of Bridgewater, Linda (Bill) of Baltimore Maryland, and Wayne (Dwina) of Eastern Passage, and special uncle to niece Judy Ryan (Larry) of Mulgrave. He was the proud grandfather of Joanna, Cindy, Heather, Andrea, Adam, Michael, and Anne Marie. He also had three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday May 30 from 2-4 and 7-9 in Atlantic Funeral Home 771 Main Street Dartmouth. Funeral services will be held on Thursday May31 at 11am in Church of the Holy Spirit corner of Regency Drive, and Gaston Road, Dartmouth, Rev. Edwin Ebsary officiating. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Cyril can be made to St. Andrews Anglican Church Mulgrave NS. B0E 2GO , Church of The Holy Spirit 1 Regency Drive, Dartmouth, B2Y1Z 7 , the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice. On line condolences www atlanticfuneralhomes.com. Dartmouth chapel
(A donation by Rollie Herritt has been made in memory of Captain Cyril Rose to A Child Help Organization, EveryChildCounts...EveryStudentMatters. This gentleman was Rollie's Mom's cousin and we both acknowledge and salute FAMILY!!!!) June 15, 2012

*Remembering Myrtle Engram

*Remembering Eva G. Cameron of Antigonish, Nova Scotia May 08, 1933-August 27, 2008 (Donation made to ECC...ESM by Rollie Herritt - August 2009)

*Remembering Simeon Savory (of Simani), Belleoram, Newfoundland. RIP March 2010. (Donation made to ECC...ESM by Rollie Herritt - March 2010)

*Remembering Linda Rose 1949-2010

Rose, Linda (Lilly): 60, Halifax,(NS, Canada) passed away peacefully on May 5, 2010 in the QEII Health Science Centre, with her family by her side. Born in Pushthrough, Hermitage Bay, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late William and Marion (Roberts) Lilly. She worked at Melville Lodge in the activity and dietary aide department from 1992 until 2007. She enjoyed reading, playing cards, tole painting as well as taking long drives in the country with Dad. Above all she enjoyed spending time with her beloved grandchildren of whom she spoke often. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She will be lovingly remembered and never forgotten by her loving husband, Roland, daughter Marsha (Richard), Halifax; son Jonathan (Shelley), Halifax; sister, Joan (Phil Blagdon) Mose Ambrose, NL, granddaughter Sarah, grandsons, Brady and Luke; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by sisters, Mildred, Ida and Emma, and brother, Bert. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 11 am in Emmanuel Anglican Church, with Rev. Dianna Brett-Frye officiating. Internment followed at Emmanuel Church Cemetery Sussex St, and after a reception was held in the church hall. Many words of comfort have been shared with her family. Lady Linda, may you rest in PEACE; may you rise in GLORY. God Bless.
(Donation made to ECC...ESM by Rollie Herritt - May 2010)

*Remembering KENNETH MORGAN BOBBETT, 1949 – 2003

On March 2, 2003, family, friends, colleagues and former students were deeply saddened by the death of Kenneth Bobbett.

Kenneth was born and educated at Pass Island, Hermitage Bay. He attended Memorial University where he graduated with a B.A.(Ed.) and a B.A. He began his teaching career in Burgeo in 1966 and over the next 30 years taught in Rencontre East, Seal Cove (F. Bay) and Hermitage. He retired in March 1998.

During his teaching career Kenneth touched the lives of numerous students through his simple, easygoing approach to life and learning. He strived to instill in them a thirst for knowledge, a love for reading and an appreciation for literature, especially Shakespeare.

He was actively involved in his community serving terms on the Conher Development Association and the Hermitage-Sandyville Town Council, as well as being an active member of the Hermitage-Sandyville Lions Club.

Kenneth was a determined and dedicated individual as exhibited by his many struggles with sickness during his teaching career and during his few retirement years. He never gave up but faced each obstacle with courage and resolve. The words of the song Too Old to Die Young by Moe Bandy, that he loved to sing and play with his buddies during their many jam sessions speaks best:

Let me watch my children grow,

To see what they become.

Oh, Lord, don’t let the cold wind blow,

‘Till I’m too old to die young.

Kenneth is deeply missed by his loving wide Ida,

daughters Kelly, Tammy, and Jennifer, son Danny,

grandchildren Ethan, Kendra and Danielle, as well as a

large circle of relatives and friends.

(Submitted by the staff of John Watkins Academy, Hermitage)

(Kenneth Bobbett 1949-2003)
(Donation made to ECC...ESM by Rollie Herritt - August 11, 2012)

*(June 20, 2010) Remembering Charles Sinclair MacLean Bannerman,

In loving memory of Charles Sinclair MacLean Bannerman, born March 3, 1903, died June 29 1973, who was a life long resident of Barney’s River (Laggan) Pictou County, NS.  He was a long time member of Barney’s River Presbyterian Church, where he served as Clerk of Session for many years. He was a member of The Masonic Lodge-Hudson # 77, Thorburn, NS where he was a Past Master and a Past District Deputy Grand Master. He was also a member of the Orange Lodge Thorburn, NS.  He was predeceased by his wife Clairetta (nee Bruce), a son Ian, and an infant daughter, Clairetta. He is survived by sons Bruce (Donna) MacPherson’s Mills, Pictou County, NS and Sinclair (Shirley) Lower Sackville NS; granddaughters Lisa (Richard) Herritt & Lori Bannerman; grandsons Jonathan Bannerman and Matthew Bannerman; great grandsons Tyler Herritt and Joshua Herritt.

A gracious donation to ECC...ESM has been made by son Sinclair, on this Father's Day, June 20, 2010.



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