Re: Obit (1992): James E. CURLEY (h/o Linda Gail [n_ ée SKIDMORE])


Thanks. One less name in the bucket list for next week.

Sounds like Ned was also previously married/separated.


On 11/09/11 9:49 AM, "Gerry Mattinson" <gmattins@...> wrote:

> Here is the obituary for the first husband of Linda Gail Urquhart (nee
> Skidmore).
> Aug. 24, 1992 Halifax Chronicle Herald:
> CURLEY, James Edward (Ned) -- 67, 235 Albert St., New Glasgow, died August 22,
> 1992, in Aberdeen Hospital New Galsgow.  Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of
> the late Daniel and Gertrude (Dowling) Curley.  A retired employee of Canada
> Post Corporation, he was a member of St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, new
> Galsgow.  He served with West Nova Scotia Regiment during the Second World
> War.  He was life member, past president and acting zone committee chairman of
> Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 34, New Glasgow.  He is survived by his
> common-law wife, Linda Skidmore; three daughters, Paula (Mrs. Doug Sincliar),
> Halifax; Nan (Mrs. Adrian Beaton), Montreal; Lori, at home; two sons, Stephen,
> Woodburn, Pictou County; Terry, at home; brother, donald, Georgia, U.S.A.;
> five grandchildren.  He was predeceased by a daughter, Susan; sister, Loretta;
> four brothers, Russell, Emmett, Gordan, Alfred.  The body is in R.H. Porter
> Funeral Home, New Glasgow.  Funeral
> will be 11 a.m. today in St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Gus
> MacLeod officiating.  Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, New Glasgow. 
> Family flowers only.  Donations may be made to Heart and Storke Foundation of
> Nova Scotia, Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit, or any charity.
> Gerry
> --- On Sun, 9/11/11, Eric Keys <keysie@...
> <> > wrote:
> From: Eric Keys <keysie@... <> >
> Subject: [nscumber] Obit: URQUHART, Linda Gail [née SKIDMORE]
> To: "nscumber" < <> >
> Date: Sunday, September 11, 2011, 12:01 AM
> Linda G. (Skidmore) Urquhart 1950-2011
> Westville - Linda Gail (Skidmore) Urquhart. The family of the late Linda
> Gail Urquhart, 60, of Spring Garden Road, Westville, announces with
> great sadness the passing of their beloved sister, aunt and friend after
> her courageous battle with cancer (Multiple Myeloma) on Thursday,
> September 8, 2011. Born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia on September 23,
> 1950, she was a daughter of the late Arnold and Dorothy (Sweet)
> Skidmore. Linda enjoyed travelling, dancing, swimming, knitting,
> quilting, photography, and especially the many weekends getting away
> with Dale to enjoy a Bluegrass Festival. Linda will be remembered as an
> elegant and strong woman with a great positive attitude, who carried
> herself with great dignity and grace throughout her life. Her most
> joyful times were spent in the comfort of her loving family. In her own
> words­ ³we all have each other to lean on, to cheer on, to love and we
> must never take anyone for granted, as life is sometimes too short.² She
> cherished and appreciated every moment of her full life. She especially
> appreciated her sisters and brothers including her in the special events
> in their children¹s lives whom she loved so very much. Surviving are her
> brothers: Bill, Stellarton; Richard (Ian), New Glasgow; Philip
> (Theresa), their children Wendy-Dawn (Oliver) and Jason, Wainwright,
> Alberta; Kerry (Darlene), their children Linda, Andrew (Tina), and
> Steven of Calgary, Alberta; sisters: Karen Lahaie (Jules), their
> children Neal (Selena), Winnipeg, Sherry-Lynn (Andrew) Toronto, and
> Louis (Sharla) of Thompson, Manitoba; Catherine Callahan (Gerard), their
> children Josh, Jake (Callie), and Amanda of Prince George, BC;
> grand-nephews Brandon, Josh, Jesse, and Seth; grandnieces (whom she
> loved to talk to on the telephone, and when together they always had tea
> parties) Shayla, Ashlyn, Cara, Savannah-Lee, Eva Catherine and Scotia
> Anne-Marie. She is also survived by her stepdaughter, Cindy Larson, and
> her children Morgan and Rowan, aunts, uncles and numerous cousins. Linda
> was employed for almost 25 years as a legal assistant to Richard S.
> Goodman, of the law firm of Goodman MacDonald Patterson. For many years
> she volunteered with the Royal Canadian Legion holding a life membership
> to Normandy Branch 34, New Glasgow, where she also held the offices of
> Secretary and President. Linda was also a member of the Zone 6 Color
> Party and at the zone level she held the position of Zone 6
> Secretary/Treasurer, retiring from both due to her ill health. She was
> member of the St. Bee¹s Anglican Church, Westville, and a former member
> of their Helping Hands Group. Her sisters Karen and Catherine and
> brothers Richard and Billy were loving care givers providing support in
> many ways to ease the burden of her illness. Also, her Aunt Marion
> Bernath travelled from Essex, Ontario, to help care for her during these
> trying times. Linda¹s many friends were a very important part of her
> life and she leaves to mourn, those closest to her, Bonnie MacLaren,
> Joanne Machardy, Rose Belleville, Agnes Hoddinott, Joanne Whidden, Joyce
> Jobe, and Carol Horton. Many thanks go to Gail Whetsone from Ottawa, and
> Linda Payne and Cathy Gallant (the Newfoundland Ladies) who showed love
> and compassion. She was predeceased by her first spouse, Ned Curley in
> 1992, second spouse Dale Urquhart in 2011, maternal grandparents Edward
> and Blanche (Quinn) Sweet, of the Magdalen Islands, and paternal
> grandparents Elverton and Marion (Dunbar) Skidmore of Stellarton, and
> one niece Rebecca Marie Skidmore, many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Her
> remains will rest at R. H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow with
> visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 on Sunday, September 11, 2011. Cremation to
> follow. Funeral service at St. Bee¹s Anglican Church, Westville, at 2 pm
> Monday, September 12, 2011 with Rev. Peter Armstrong presiding.
> Interment in Christ Anglican Church Cemetery, Stellarton. Donations may
> be made to the CNIB, or to the Palliative Care Society of Aberdeen
> Hospital, or a charity of your choice. Royal Canadian Legion Br. 34 New
> Glasgow will meet at the funeral home at 6:45 pm Sunday to conduct their
> service. Condolences may be sent by visiting
> [Saturday, 10-September-2011 R H Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, NS]
> [collected by EMKeys 2011-09-10]
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