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Mary "Ethel" Chinn
May 13, 1918 - February 9, 2017
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<div itemprop="description">Mary 'Ethel' Chinn<br> With great sadness the family of Mary 'Ethel' Chinn announce her passing on February 9th, 2017. <br>Born in Garnish, Nfld., May 13th, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Anne (née Marsh) Grandy, and was predeceased by her husband, Garfield Chinn, 8 years earlier.<br> She is survived by her daughters, Catherine MacPhee of Calgary, AB, Angela Tyler (Keith) of Lr. Sackville, NS,<br>Grandson, Ian MacPhee of Calgary, AB, and great grandson, Kristian Root of Calgary, AB. <br>In addition to parents and husband she was predeceased by 1 sister and 4 brothers.<br>Having lost her mother in infancy, Ethel was adopted by Maggie and John Cluett and their loving family. And she was reunited with her natural family when she was a young girl.<br>Several years later she was taken under the wing of Rev. and Mrs. French in Flat Islands, Placentia Bay, Nfld.<br>During WWII she came to Halifax, to the home of Mr. & Mrs. Peter Mitchell and although a domestic, was treated more like a family member.<br>Ethel was a hard-working Newfoundlander, a devoted wife and a loving mother with an immense inner strength and a beautiful smile. <br>Married to a seaman, she was the solid anchor in the family.<br>Ethel and Garfield had a marriage that was rare magic, and her happiest moments were spent in his arms as they danced 'round the floor.<br>On Saturday mornings Ethel enjoyed listening to Newfie Brew with Jim and Beatrice Francis, and she was always delighted to hear a song dedicated to her and Garfield.<br>Ethel loved WWE and she liked most of the wrestlers, but if one of them hurt her favorite, John Cena, then that poor wrestler was in for a real tongue-lashing. On her 97th birthday she was at the Halifax Forum watching the WWE in real life action.<br>And everyday there was a phone call with her best friend, Rita Barkhouse, true friends for many years.<br>In the last years Geri Parsons was her caregiver and companion, and Ethel looked on her as a loving daughter.<br> Service of Remembrance will be held on Monday, April 17 at 1:30 pm, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax followed by a grave side service at Fairview Cemetery.<br>In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Ethel's memory to the Alzheimer's Society.</div>