Re: Obit (1989) - Margaret Mae RYAN (nee HUNTER) & hus_ band & 3 child

Hi Gerry:

Thanks. ³Family cottages at Partridge Island and Pinkie¹s Point, Parrsboro²
tweaked my interest.

Helen Esther ³Pinkie² Ryan¹s hubby, previously married to Clementine ³Tiny²

Springhill¹s Moss Journal:
Henwood, Oliver Donald January 24, 1968 April 22, 1923 44 y Ryan, Helen h/w
HC b. West Bay, NS s/o Richard; d. Springhill

Oliver Donald Henwood, 45, Springhill, died Wednesday. Born in West Bay, he
was a son of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Henwood. Surviving are his wife, the former
Helen Ryan, Springhill, a brother: Kenneth, Springhill. Funeral services
will be held Sunday at his home 1 Woolsley Street. Internment
in Hillside Cemetery.
(From the Halifax Herald, 27 Jan 1968)
[Source: Aramethea Nakayama]

On 26/08/12 2:21 PM, "Gerry Mattinson" <gmattins@...> wrote:

> I don't think the following obituary has been posted before:
> April 24, 1989 Halifax Chronicle Herald:
> RYAN, Margaret Mae - 89, 4 Lisgar St., Springhill, died Friday in All Saints
> Hospital, Springhill.  Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late
> Norman C. and Hannah E. (Henwood) Hunter.  She was a member of United Baptist
> Church, Springhill, Royal Canadian Legion Auxilliary, Branch 17, Salvation
> Army Home League, Springhill Senior Citizens.  She is survived by five
> daughters, Edna (Mrs. John Kavalak), Mrs. Helen Henwood, both of Springhill;
> Elizabeth (Mrs. Kenneth Henwood), Amherst; Kathleen (Mrs. Alec Gaudet),
> Trenton; Devona Mattinson, Oxford; a son, Patrick, at home; a brother, Hance
> Dan, Springhill; 23 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren.  She was
> predeceased by her husband, Charles Mitchell; two infant sons, Charles,
> Patrick; two sisters, Martha, Ida; five brothers, William, Frank, Frederick,
> Martin, Victor; three grandchildren.  The body is in A.H. Brown Funeral Home,
> Springhill, where funeral will be held 2, Rev. George
> Mollins officiating.  Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill.
> And here is her husband's obituary previously posted from the April 30, 1965
> Halifax Chronicle Herald:
> SPRINGHILL - Charles M. Ryan, 66, died in All Saints Hospital on Wednesday
> after a lengthy illness.  Born in Springhill, he was the son of the late Mr.
> and Mrs. Thompson Ryan.  Before his death, he was a member of the Royal
> Canadian Legion Branch 17, Springhill.  He was also a member of St. David's
> Presbyterian Church.  Mr. Ryan is survived by his wife, the former Margaret
> Hunter; five daughters, Edna (Mrs. John Kavalak), Helen, Kathleen (Mrs. Edward
> Simon), and Betty (Mrs. Kenneth Henwood) all of Springhill; and Devona (Mrs.
> Clinton Mattinson), Oxford; a son Patrick, Springhill; four sisters, Rose
> (Mrs. William Davis), Shubenacadie; Mrs. Isabel Maddison, Winndale, B.C.;
> Margaret (Mrs. Donald Harry), Toronto; and Ardyphe (Mrs. Jerry Wood),
> Springhill; five brothers, Phil and Robert, Springhill; John and Thompson,
> Halifax; and James, Williamsdale, Cumberland County.  The funeral will be held
> on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. from Mr. Ryan's home with the Rev.
> Alexander MacDonald officiating, assisted by Captain W. Head of the Salvation
> Army.  Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill.
> And here are previously posted obituaries for 3 of their children:
> Sept. 28, 2000 Halifax Chronicle Herald:
> MATTINSON, Devona Marguerite "Bonnie" - 74, High-Crest Nursing Home,
> Springhill, Cumberland Co., formerly of Oxford, died Tuesday, September 26,
> 2000, in the home.  Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Charles
> T. and Margaret M. (Hunter) Ryan.  She was a former member of The Salvation
> Army in Springhill and a former member of the Home League.  She spent most of
> her life as a devoted mother and homemaker.  She was employed with Stanfield's
> Ltd. in Oxford for a number of years and prior to her retirement she was
> employed with Gordon's Greenhouse Ltd., Oxford for five years.  Surviving are
> her best friend and husband, Mr. Miner A. Mattinson, Oxford; daughters, Mrs.
> Margaret Doncaster and husband Eric, Swan Hill, Alta.; Mrs. Brenda Matthews
> and husband George, Springhill; Inez Mattinson and Allan, Springhill; Mrs.
> Audrey Beaumont and husband Micah, Bridgewater; sons, Mr. Carman Mattinson and
> Ellie, Oxford; Mr. Douglas Mattinson and Mary,
> Springhill; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Edna
> Kavalak, Springhill; Mrs. Kathleen Gaudet, Trenton, Pictou Co.; Mrs. Helen
> Henwood and Charles, Springhill; Mrs. Elizabeth "Betty" Henwood and husband
> Kenneth, Springhill; brother, Patrick G. Ryan, Springhill; numerous nieces,
> nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her former husband, Mr. Clinton
> R. Mattinson; son, Kenneth C. Mattinson; grandson, Thomas Wayne Mattinson in
> infancy; brothers, Charles Ryan, Patrick Ryan, both in infancy.  Visitation
> will be Friday afternoon and evening, with funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday,
> September 30, both in Allen's Funeral Home, 60 Water St., Oxford, Rev. Frank
> Likely officiating.  Burial will take place in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
>  Donations to a charity of your choice.
> April 24, 2009 Halifax Chronicle Herald:
> KAVALAK, Edna May - 88, of Bible Hill, and formerly of Springhill, passed away
> in Colchester East Hants Health Authority, Truro, on Wednesday, April 22,
> 2009.  Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Charles M. and
> Margaret (Hunter) Ryan.  During her working years, Edna was employed with
> MacLean Frozen Foods and Surrette Battery, Springhill.  She was a member of
> All Saints Anglican Church, Springhill and Legion Ladies Auxiliary.  She
> enjoyed dancing and was very much a family person.  She will be sadly missed
> by sons, Norman (Faye), Charles, Tom (Judy), all of Springhill; daughter,
> Audrey (Dale) McLeod, Bible Hill; brother, Pat Ryan, Pugwash; sisters,
> Kathleen Ryan and Helen Henwood, both of Springhill; seven grandchildren,
> eight great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; four step
> great-grandchildren and a step great-great-grandchild; several nieces and
> nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, John; brothers, infant Charles
> and
> Patrick and sister, Bonnie.  Arrangements have been entrusted to A. H. Brown
> Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane St., Springhill, NS (902-597-2361), where visiting
> hours will take place on Friday 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held
> from the funeral home on Saturday, April 25 at 2 p.m., Rev. Gary Yetman
> officiating.  Burial will take place in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill, at a
> later date.  Donations may be made in Edna's memory to the Kidney Foundation
> of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch, or charity of choice.
> From the A H Brown Funeral Home web site (posted Oct 28, 2011 by Eric Keys):
> Helen Esther "Pinkie" Henwood 1927-2011
> Helen "Pinkie" Henwood - It is with sadden hearts that we announce the death
> of our sister, aunt and friend, Helen Esther (Ryan) Henwood, 84 years, who
> passed peacefully on October 28, 2011 at High Crest Nursing Home, Springhill.
>  Helen, known to everyone as "Pinkie", was born on January 9, 1927, to the
> Late Charles and Margaret (Hunter) Ryan and lived her entire life in
> Springhill.  As a child, she enjoyed time at family cottages at Partridge
> Island and Pinky's Point, Parrsboro.  She later purchased her own cottage at
> Heather's Beach, where she treasured many summer days with her family.  Pinkie
> entered the work force at the age of 15, first working at Hyatt's Restaurant
> and the Carlton Hotel.  Her next job was at All Saint's Hospital where she
> worked for over 34 years, first in the kitchen and then as a supervisor in the
> laundry department until her retirement in 1987.  In 1965 she married Donald
> Henwood who preceded her in 1968 as the result of
> an accident.  She never remarried and often spoke of "her Don".  Pinkie was a
> long time member of Home League and enjoyed the socials immensely, having won
> first place for best Halloween costume on more than one occasion.  She like to
> dance, had a great sense of humour, and enjoyed a good laugh, drives and
> people watching.  Pinkie loved animals and always had a pet which she called
> "her baby" and, of course, she spoiled them all.
> Hope this helps someone,
> Gerry
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