Re: Geraldine Olga (Schijns) Duffy of Stellarton

Title: Re: [nscumber] Geraldine Olga (Schijns) Duffy of Stellarton
Their predeceased son-in-law. If he was age 52 at death in 2008, then possibly 1970 should be  January 1, 1956?:


Paul MacDonald
January 1, 1970 - April 13, 2008

Paul MacDonald passed away on Sunday April 13, 2008. He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years Joan (Duffy) and their three sons Eric, Tyler & his fiancée Julie Walker and Ryan.

Paul was born 52 years ago to his late parents George and Glenna MacDonald. He was the youngest of his brothers and sisters and their spouses; Joan & Mel Goddard of Fenelon Falls, George & Charlotte MacDonald of Blenheim, Sandy Rehill of Erieau, John & Marianne MacDonald of Woodstock, Cathy & Clayt Wheeler of Erieau, Patti MacDonald of Erieau and Roger MacDonald of Blenheim. Paul is also survived by his second family Geraldine Duffy, Ronna & Reg Everitt, Colleen & Barry Dickson, all of Chatham and Michael & Deb Duffy of Oklahoma, as well as several aunts & uncles, nieces & nephews and great nieces & nephews. He is predeceased by his father-in-law Ronald Edward Duffy and by his brother-in-law Bob Rehill.

Paul was an Erieau son. Family and his friends were the most important part of his life. If you ever needed a person to talk to, he was there for you, encouraging you all the way. Throughout his cancer journey, Paul’s family and friends were a constant support and encouragement…it was time to help him. When the house was full of people, he was happy. He showed us all how it could be done. Paul loved lighthouses. For him, lighthouses showed a constant point of reference to safe harbours in a storm, a symbol of hope, safety and comfort. It was a symbol he used to in his journey with cancer.

Paul would love to put on his favourite music and go for a cruise; a path that would lead him to places by the water…Morpeth, Shrewsbury and finally to his favourite Erieau. There are many highlights in Paul’s life: his marriage to Joan; the birth of his sons; the addition of Julie to his family; his brothers and sisters and their families; spending time with “the boys”; having his 50th birthday announced by George Stroumboulopoulos on the national television show “The Hour”; his work and the condition of the Blenheim District High School where he was the custodian; family reunions; fish fry’s and sitting on the front porch watching his world.

On 17-02-28 9:38 AM, "nscumber" <> wrote:


I believe this is the widow of Ronald Edward Duffy, born 15 Jun 1922,

Daughter-in-law of Hance John Duffy, Parrsboro, and Jean Lola Tippett,
Parrsboro Shore [d/o Benjamin McKim Tippett and Margaret May Lambert]

NSARM Cumberland Marriages: 1922; Book #39; Page #957
Hance Edward Duffy, Teamster, 21, b, Catholic
Living Parrsboro; Born Parrsboro; S/o John Duffy, Parrsboro, and Annie
Jean Lola Tippett, Waitress, 21, s, Catholic
Living Parrsboro; Born Port Greville; D/o Benjamin Tippett, St. John, and
Margaret Lambert
Married 7 Mar 1922 St. Brigid's Glebe, Parrsboro

Source: Dave Winter

In Memory of
Friday, March 21, 2014
Obituary of Geraldine Duffy

Duffy, Geraldine Olga, a resident of Chatham. Geraldine Duffy died Friday
March 21, 2014 at Riverview Gardens, Chatham at the age of 90. Born in
Stellarton, Nova Scotia, daughter of the late Johann Jozef & Ivy Olivia
(Olive) Schijns. Beloved wife of the late Ronald Edward Duffy(1990). Dear
mother of Ronna (Reg) Everitt, Chatham; Colleen (Barry) Dickson, Chatham;
Joan (the late Paul, 2008) MacDonald, Blenheim; and Michael (Deb) Duffy,
Oklahoma. Grandmother of several grandchildren, great grandchildren and
great great grandchildren. Predeceased by one grandson Joseph Patrick
McIntyre (1972). Sister of the late Orlando John Schijns; Ferdinand Antony
Schijns; Edward James Schijns and Lydia Marie Maxwell. Also survived by
several nieces and nephews. Geraldine was a Veteran of WW II, a member of
the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 28 and a retiree of the Public General
Hospital, Chatham. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St.
Clair St., Chatham on Monday March 24, 2014 from 3:00-5:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m.
A Legion Memorial Service will be conducted at the Funeral Home Monday
evening at 6:45 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the Funeral
Home on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Bill Capitano officiating. Interment
St. Anthony Cemetery, Chatham. Donations in memory of Geraldine to the Heart
& Stroke Foundation or Charity of Choice would be appreciated. Online
condolences may be left at

McKinlay Funeral Home

459 St. Clair Street

Chatham, Ontario