BOWERS, Helen Margaret - Halifax, passed away June 10, 2001 at the QEII VG Site. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late John and Frances (Castel) Hartlen. Surviving are sons, Brian (Heather), Hammonds Plains; Graham (Hazel), Herring Cove; Neal (Marie), Bridgewater; daughter in law, Judy White-Bowers, Halifax; grandchildren, Paul, Stephen, Andrew, Christopher, Allison, Scott, Jeffrey, Peter, Jennifer, Rebecca; 9 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, Leonard; son, Wayne; brother, Cyril; grnaddaughter, Anne. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today at Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Church, Halifax. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
CAMPBELL, Hortense "Marie" (Daley) - 86, of 13 Foundry St., Glace Bay, passed away peacefully at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex on Sunday, June 10, 2001. Born in Reserve Mines, she was the daughter of the late Julian and Maria Caume. Marie was a member of St. Anne's Parish, Glace Bay. She was also a past member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Branch 3 Legion, Glace Bay. Marie will be sadly missed by her children, Norma Steele (Ronald), Glace Bay; Fabian (Franky), Alberta; Louise Kaiser (Sonny), Glace Bay; special son, Paul (Leona), Sudbury, Ontario; Melvin (Beverley), Reserve Mines; Doreen Davidson (Earl), Glace Bay; Butch (Jan), Sudbury, Ont.; Donald (Darlene), Alberta; Ronald, Alberta; and Gary (Betty), Glace Bay; and two special grandchildren, Allan and Melissa (Jimmy) Daley. Marie was also survived by 38 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren; two sisters, Antionette (Roy) MacDonald, Reserve; and Mary (Herbert) Donovan, Glace Bay and one brother, Raymond (Vera) Caume, Reserve. Marie was predeceased by her first husband, Fabian Daley and second husband, Murdock Campbell and long time companion, Michael McNeil; her daughters, Julie and Myrna and one grandson, Trevor Kaiser; sisters, Muriette Thomas, Juliette MacDonald and Louise Dumont. Visitation will be held at V.J. McGillivray's Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay, today 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Thursday 2:30 p.m. in St. Anne's Church, Father Doug Murphy officiatingg. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
CONNOR, Richard "Dick" - 60, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully in his sleep, after a short battle with cancer, June 10, 2001, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in England, he was a son of Anne (Turner) and the late Ernest Connor. He immigrated to Canada through Pier 21 in 1950, he spent five years with the Royal Canadian Navy 1957-1962. He joined the Ontario Provincial Police serving for 31 years, rising to the rank of Detective Inspector of Criminal Investigations. In his retiremetn he obtained his masters license and for four years, he was the master of the M.V. Haligonian III. Surviving are his wife, the former Ruby Burke; daughter, Dawn Connor (Jim Lewis); sons, Chris Connor (Liette), Derek Connor (Louise); brothers, Michael Connor (Barb); brother-in-law, Floyd Baker; sisters, Joan (Doug) Vogler; sister-in-law, Lillian Connor; grandchildren, Mathieu, Stephanie, Jessica, Joshua, Emma and Connor; also several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Ernest; sister, Patricia. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. Memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. today, June 13, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth, Richard's nephew, Rev. Bary Connor will be officiating. Reception to follow the service in the funeral home reception centre. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Diabetes Association.
COATES, Grace - 86, Bedford, passed away June 11, 2001 at home. Born in Carp, Ontario she was a daughter of the late George A. and Louise (Tripp) Moore. She was a member of Bedford United Church, Bedford Lawn Bowling, Bedford Leisure Club, long time member of the Garden Club, 1st Lady President of the Oakfield Golf Club and a choir member for over 60 years. She is survived by her son, Gordon, Beaver Bank; sisters, Maude E. Arque, Carleton Place, Ontario; Edith, Almonte, Ontario; brother, Robert, Carp, Ontario. She was predeceased by her husband, George; one sister and four brothers. Arrangements entrusted to T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, 1216 Bedford Highway, Bedford. Memorial service 2 p.m. Thursday in Bedford United Church, Bedford, Reverend Diane Tingley officiating. Interment will be held in Carp, Ontario at a later date. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.
DOWELL, LaVaugn Marie - 89, Kentville, Kings Co., passed away Saturday, June 9, 2001, in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Kentville, she was a daughter of the late George and Jennie (Bishop) Redden. She was a member of United Church of St. Paul and St. Stephen, Kentville. She was a past president of United Church Women's Group, past noble grand of St. Eulalie Rebekah Lodge, Kentville and a past president of Kings North Women's Liberal Association. She is survived by daughters, Muriel (Mrs. Harry O'Brien), Riverview, N.B.; Betty (Mrs. David Evans), Kamloops, B.C.; LaVaugn "Bonnie" (Mrs. Laurie Ells), Middleton, Annapolis Co.; Lynda (Mrs. Bruce Durno), Gaylene (Mrs. Allain LeBlanc), both of Cambridge, Kings Co.; sons, John and wife Esther, Ontario; Arthur and wife LaVerne, Coldbrook, Kings Co.; daughters-in-law, Lillian, May and Marion; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; lifelong friend, Elizabeth (Acker) Atwater, Coldbrook, Kings Co. She was predeceased by her husband, George "Bob" Dowell; sons, William, Wayne and George; daughter, Eunice. Funeral service to be held at 2 p.m. today, June 13, in W.C. Hiltz Funeral Parlour, Kentville, Rev. Nancy Price and Rev. Ray A. Francis officiating. Private family interment will be in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings Co. Family flowers only by request. Donations may be made to the IWK Health Centre or Fidelis House.
FRENCH, Albert Joseph James - 74, Dartmouth, passed away June 11, 2001 in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late James and Lillian (Connors) French. Surviving are his wife, the former Joyce Fillis; daughters, Nancy, Elaine, Joyce, Carol, Susan, Lillian, Barbara, all of Dartmouth; Kathy of Vancouver; Janet of Victoria; son, James of Vancouver. He leaves behind 2 brothers, 3 sisters, 23 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. Visitation 7-9 p.m. this evening, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home. Funeral mass 10 a.m. Friday in St. Peters Roman Catholic Church, Dartmouth. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens.
JOB-DICKSON, Bryson Jubal and Bailey Kenneth - infant twin sons of Christina Dickson and Kevin Job of Dartmouth, passed away on June 10 2001. Born on June 10, 2001, at the IWK Health Centre, they are survived by their sister, Lyprincia Dickson; grandmother, Carol Dickson; grandfather, Jubal Dickson; grandmother, Gail Moncion; grandparents, Kenneth and Donna Job; aunts, Tracy, Stacey, Melanie; uncles, Jubal (Jason), Clintin, Sean; cousins, Kyleisha, Akayla, Matthew, Noah. A funeral service will take place Thursday, June 14, 2001 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the IWK Health Centre. Many special thanks to Dr. Gina Burgess and the IWK staff on 3rd and 7th floors for all their care and support.
LeBLANC, Evelyn Marguerite - 78, 6 Trinity Place, Yarmouth, passed away Monday, June 11, 2001, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born March 5, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Frances LeBlanc. She was a nurse's aid who worked at the Halifax Infirmary until her retirement. She was a member of the Yarmouth Catholic Women's League, as well as a member of Notre Dame Church, Yarmouth. She was a volunteer with Tabitha Centre, Yarmouth. Surviving are half-sister, Florence Lewis, Villa Saint Joseph, Dayton. Funeral 4 p.m. today, June 13, in Notre Dame of Fatima Church, 7 Bond St., Yarmouth, Father Chinedu Chukwu officiating. Burial in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.
MacEACHERN, Dorothy - 82, Inverness, passed away June 11, 2001, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born in Mabou, she was a daughter of the late Hugh and Catherine Ann (MacDonald) MacEachern. She was a member of Stella Maris Church, Inverness. She was a faithful, kind and loving person. She was living at Inverness Manor for the last seven years. She is survived by sister, Helen Dwyer, New Waterford; brother, Dan Hugh (Millie), Inverness; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one sister; one brother. Funeral 11 a.m. today in Stella Maris Church, Rev. John MacLeod officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
MacKAY, Daniel Owen - 70, 161 Queen St., Truro, passed away at home. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Daniel A. and Minnie (Gower) MacKay. He was well-known, a popular figure and will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him. He was also an avid sports enthusiast. He is survived by brother, Harold (Frona), Halifax; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Frank, George, Laurie; sisters, Evelyn, Marcella. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Watson Cemetery, Rev. Carmen Burns officiating. Reception following the burial in the funeral home. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro.
MAYO, Keith Gerald - 53, 1961 Church St., Westville, passed away Sunday morning, June 10, 2001, as the result of a motor vehicle accident, in Hardwood Hill. Born in Halifax, April 29, 1948, he was the son of Charlotte (Gillis) Mayo, Sunset Haven, New Glasgow and the late Gerald Mayo. Keith was a rural route driver for Canada Post for 19 years and the Chronicle Herald for 17 years. He was an amateur photographer, an avid reader and took a keen interest in current events. He was a past president and served for many years on the Parents Auxiliary of 374 Air Cadet Squadron. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, the former Linda Morrison; daughter, Gina Cameron (husband Alex), Hazel Glen; sons, Gerald (wife Tena), Halifax and Alvah, Westville; grandchildren, Brandon and Tyler Cameron. Keith is also survived by sister, Norma Rae (husband Eldon), Westville. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery, Westville.
MENZIES, Victoria Louisa "Vicki" - 40, Upper Sackville, passed away June 10, 2001 in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Portsmouth, England, she was a daughter of the late Captain Frederick Charles and Ivy Doreen (Thomas) Giles. She was a dedicated wife and mother. She was a member of the "Stitch and Bitch" Club. Surviving are her husband, Michael; sons, Andrew Swiber, Christopher, Gregory and Ryan, all at home; brothers, Vincent (Diane), Digby; Philip (Christa), Lower Sackville; sister, Nicole Giles (Rodney MacDougall), Beaver Bank. No visitation by request. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville, where a memorial service will be held 11 a.m. today. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens. Reception to follow in funeral home. Family flowers only, donations to the Molly Appeal or Canadian Cancer Society.
MORRIS, H. Marie - 99, of Advocate Harbour, Cumberland County passed away Monday, June 11, 2001 in Bayview Memorial Health Centre, Advocate Harbour. Born in Seal Harbour, she was the daughter of the late Spencer and Mahalia Langley. She will be remembered as a great cook and a beautiful quiltmaker, who was most proud of her family. As a young girl, she placed flowers on the Titanic victim's grave sites in Halifax and felt the vibrations of the Halifax Explosion from Seal Harbour. As well, she shook hands with Capt. Angus Walters on board the Bluenose following her victory. She is survived by two sons, James Morris, and his wife, Lorraine, New York; Allan Morris, East Advocate; 3 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. She is the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband, Archie; sisters, Edith, Betty, Gertrude, Miranda; brothers, Lorne, Wallace, Stanley, Percy, Seymour, Ernest, Spencer. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m today at Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro where funeral will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Rev. Jack Palmer officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Bayview Memorial Health Centre Foundation, Advocate Harbour.
NAUGLE, Lester Roy - 80, Woodside, passed away June 12, 2001 in the Sheet Harbour Nursing Home. Born in Woodside, he was a son of the late Freeman and Annastatia (Horne) Naugle. Lester worked for Shearwater air base before retirement and was an auxiliary member of the Royal Canadian Legion Somme Branch, Dartmouth. Surviving are long time companion, Florence "Hattie" Fraser, of Dartmouth; sister, Shirley (Mrs. Elvin Turner), Guysborough County. He was predeceased by 8 sisters, 3 brothers. Visitation 7-9 p.m. this evening, funeral 10 a.m. Thursday in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Rev. Cynthia Chenard officiating. Burial in Mount Hermon Cemetery. Donations to Canadian Diabetic Association.
NORDIN, Walter Joseph - 97, Halifax, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2001, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nordin. He served in the RCN during the Second World War. Following the war he worked as a fisherman for several years. He then went to work at HMC Dockyard and HMC Stadacona as a Stationary Engineer retiring in 1969. He was a life member of Vimy Branch 27, Royal Canadian Legion. He is survived by sons, Wayne, Mount Uniacke; Karl, Lunenburg; Gary, Chatham, Ont.; Ernie, Porter's Lake; Vincent, Blandford; daughters, Irene Pinaud, Halifax; Mary Waikens, Cedar Springs, Ont.; Janet Nordin, Montreal; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Mary Cecila Pottie; sons, Donnie and Joseph. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Windsor Street, Halifax. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Sackville.
PAGE, Muriel Arlene - 75, Wilmot, Annapolis Co., passed away June 10, 2001, in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Hemford, Lunenburg, Co., she was a daughter of the late Ishmael and Viola (Silver) Smith. She is survived by her husband, Eric; daughter, Myra (Mrs. Perry Slauenwhite), Mount Rose; sons, Leslie (Kathy), Berwick; Anthony (Mary), Granville Centre; sisters, Wilma (Fred) Tooker, Truro; Dorothy (Lawrence) Veinot, Bridgwater; brothers, Norman Smith, Hemford; George (Betty) Smith, New Germany; Byron (Shirley) Smith, Hemford; grandchildren, George, Jamie, Niki, Rhonda and Adam; great-grandchildren, Alex, Ryan, MacKenzie and Taylor. She was predeceased by son, Darrell and sister, Marion. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today, in Warren T. Roop Funeral Home, Middleton, Rev. Bill McLeod officiating. Interment in Nictaux Cemetery. Donations to Soldiers Memorial Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice.
ROBICHAUD, Lillian - 89, Yarmouth, passed away June 10, 2001, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Yarmouth, she was a daughter of the late John and Violet (Knowles) Rogers. Mrs. Robichaud was a member of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Yarmouth. She was the longest serving member of the church and she taught Sunday school for many years. She was active in the nursery school and was a lifelong member of the ACW. She worked at Cosmos Imperial Mill in Yarmouth for 38 years. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra (James) Steeves, Moncton, N.B.; sister, Edith Wyman, Yarmouth; daughter-in-law, Maud Robichaud, Yarmouth; grandchildren, Michelle (Don) Cain, Wendy (Maurice) Robichaud, Jennifer Steeves and Peter Steeves; great-grandchildren, Lindsay, Deanne and Nolan Cain, Braeden, Kamryn and Drew Robichaud. She was predeceased by her husband, Edgar; son, Leonard; sisters, Katherine, Margaret, Winnie and Jenny; brother, Jack. Funeral 2 p.m. today in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, William Street, Yarmouth, Father Mel Langille and Father MacAllister Ellis officiating. Following the service a private family burial will take place in Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery. Family flower only. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or IWK Health Centre.
ROBINSON (Lewis), June Juanita - 74, Amherst, passed away June 10, 2001, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Lower Five Islands, Cumberland Co., she was a daughter of the late Blair and Violet (McCarthy) Lewis. Surviving are sons, Keith, Economy; Perry, Robert, Alton, Amherst; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, J. Bond Robinson; son, Max; brothers, Smith, Cecil, Fred, Elson; sisters, Mary, Ada, Beverley, Hazel and Donalda in infancy. Funeral service 1 p.m. today in Campbell's Funeral Chapel. Interment to follow in Fraserville Cemetery. Donations to Canadian Liver Foundation, Halifax Chapter.
SANDERS (Van de Ven), Theadora Antonia - Granton, Pictou Co., passed away peacefully with some family members at her side Saturday, June 9, 2001, in Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou. She was the last surviving member of her family. She was born in St. Oedenrode, Holland, August 30, 1915. Mrs. Sanders enjoyed many things, but her family was her life. She is survived by sons, Martin, Granton; Leo (wife Peggy), Giants Lake, Guysborough Co.; Tony (wife Lena), Granton; Francis, Granton; daughters, Mary McCormack, Pictou, Lena (husband Walter MacKay), Caribou; Thea (husband Piet Hayberts), Holland; Joanne (husband Barry Goodair), Lloydminster, Sask.; grandchildren, Jennifer, Angela and David, Randy, Sherry and Linda, Tony Jr. and Connie, Jalanda and Erie, Terri, Robbie and Jason and Michael; great-grandchildren, Nichlas and Bradley, Travis, Tom and Seren. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Anthony in 1967 and daughter, Elizabeth in infancy. Her funeral service will be held today at 11 a.m. in Church of the Holy Name, Westville, Father Reg Currie officiating. Burial will be in The Holy Name Cemetery, Westville. A reception will follow in Abercrombie Fire Hall. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Shiretown Nursing Home or Canadian Diabetes Association.
RUSSELL (Pulley), Marie Cynthia - 82, Digby, passed away June 10, 2001, in Digby General Hospital. Born in Bear River, she was a daughter of the late George and Bessie (Pendleton) Wade. She is survived by husband, Leroy Pulley; sons, Brian (wife Bonita), Bedford, England; David (wife Brenda), Sambro, Halifax Co.; Wayne (wife Wanda), Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.; sister, Gertrude, Digby; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Stephen Russell; sisters, Lillian, Gladys, Muriel, Annie, Rose and Marion. Funeral service 2 p.m. today, in Jaynes Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby, Rev. Donald Robertson officiating. Interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Bear River. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
SHANNON, M. Jocelyn "Joyce" - 72, Port Hawkesbury, passed away Monday, June 11, 2001, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in Edmundston, N.B., she was a daughter of the late James and Georgie (Burlock) Ryan. She was a homemaker, a member of St. Joseph's Parish, Port Hawkesbury and a member of Evergreen Senior Citizen's Club. Surviving are her husband, Belmont; daughters, Faye (Don) Theriault, Dartmouth; Audrey, at home; sons, James (Carol), Havre Boucher; Brian (Bernadette), New Glasgow; brother, David (Verna), Regina; grandchildren, Donald, Michael, Tonya, Dereck, Christopher, James, Janet, Meghan, Laura and Colin; great-grandchildren, Connor and Kailyn. She was predeceased by one sister and seven brothers. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, vigil service 8:30 p.m. today, all in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Bill Burke officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to St. Joseph's Cemetery or a charity of choice.
SMITH, Neil Charles - 84, Queen St., North Sydney and for many years Boularderie Centre, Victoria Co., passed away Sunday, June 10, 2001. Charlie was a son of the late Malcolm and Rachel (Morrison) Smith. He was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Sydney Mines and an active member of Royal Oak Masonic Lodge 85. He was a well-known businessman, best known as the former owner of Seal Island Restaurant and Motel. Before he retired, he worked for MacLeod's Bookstore and Devco. Charlie was very active politically. He was a member of and held various offices with Progressive Conservative Party. Over the years, he served on many school and hospital boards in Victoria and Cape Breton counties. He is survived by brother, Robert (Jean) Smith, North Sydney; good friends, Anna and Kenny Laffin, Bras d'Or. He was uncle Charlie to many nieces and nephews. Charlie was predeceased by his wife, Ralphee (MacLeod) Smith; sister, Mae MacCuish; brothers, Donald, Earl, Philip, Brenton, Clarence, Elliott and Keith. Visitation will be today, June 13, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral service will be held Thursday, June 14, at 2 p.m. in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Sydney Mines. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Big Bras d'Or, under the direction of Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home. Memorial donations can be made to a charity of one's choice.
SOPER, Louise Marie - our beloved mother, Louise Marie Soper (nee Arab) passed away suddenly Sunday, June 10, 2001 in her home in Dartmouth. A loving mother and a caring and loyal friend she will be deeply missed by all. Her loving and caring nature an expression of her deep faith and love of God. An expression of faith that was sincerely lived throughout her life and shared with her family and friends. She especially loved her sons. She worked for a number of years as manager at Artex Hobby Products in Toronto. She will also be remembered for her love and interest of the computer of which her sons are very proud. She was predeceased by her parents, Thomas Michael and Mary Mamie (Isaac) Arab; and former husband, Harry Arthur Soper. She leaves her two beloved sons, Harry Soper, Dartmouth; and Nigel (Carol) Soper, Toronto; brothers, Thomas Abraham (Beryl) Arab, Kingston, NS; Frank Arab, Minesville, NS; Robert Arab, New Brunswick; Edward Francis Arab, Halifax; sisters, Helen Leona (Howard) Gorman, Halifax; Mary Kathleen (Charles) Horne, Dartmouth; Victoria Rose (Hardy) Sonnichsen, Bedford; many loving nieces and nephews. Visiting will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen Street. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday in St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Windmill Road, Dartmouth, Rev. Charles Burke officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
SPEARNS, John Joseph (JJ) - 75, Herring Cove, NS, passed away June 11, 2001. Born on August 21, 1925 in Halifax, NS, he was the son of the late Thomas Alexander and Ida Cecilia (Johnson) Spearns. During the Second World War, he served with the RCAF in Newfoundland and England. After the war, he was trained at Canadian General Electric Co. Ltd. at Halifax in the servicing of home appliances, commerical refrigeration, and oil-fired home heating. After working for two CGE dealers, he moved to the new Blu-Flame Gas Co. Ltd., Sydney, NS, operating the bulk plant at Leitches Creek, NS, and installing and servicing gas appliances. He joined CGE, at Saint John, NB in 1951, transferring to Halifax, NS in 1955 as dealer trainer, covering the Atlantic District. In 1964, he was appointed Supervisor-Consumer Service. In 1969 he joined Dartmouth Regional Vocational School as teacher of Appliance Service, retiring in 1988. He had been a member of the Knights of Columbus, Charitable Irish Society, Canadian Legion, Br. 152, and the RCAF Association. Throughout his life, he was actively involved in the community and was a man of strong faith. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, his computer and his Irish heritage. In his retiring years, he spent many hours communicating with friends around the world on his computer. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Theresa (Poirier); daughters, Mary (Wade) Antonowicz, Enfield, NS; Judy Campbell, Oakville, ON; Kathy (Walter) Conrad, Herring Cove, NS; Terry, Halifax, NS; sons, David (Irene), Mississauga, ON; Michael (Pamela), Bedford, NS; Dan (Robin Morton), Coldbrook, NS; Greg (Patricia), Portuguese Cove, NS; John W., Herring Cove, NS; fourteen grandchildren; sisters, Reta (Howard) Christian, Herring Cove, NS; Berte (Paul) Grandy, London, ON; Genny (Henry) Power, Halifax, NS; Theresa, Herring Cove, NS; brother, Thomas Robert (Joan), Halifax, NS. He was predeceased by his sister, Mary Evelyn (Robert) Sullivan. Body of John was donated to Dalhousie University for research. We couldn't think of a better tribute to him but to honour his wishes. (Teaching was his life...he is helping students learn even in his death). A memorial Mass will be held Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Church, Herring Cove, Father James Mallon officiating. A celebration of Life Reception will be held at St. Paul's Church Hall immediately following Mass. Donations can be made to any charity but his favorites were: Father Murray Abraham-Canadian Jesuits International, Hope Cottage and Sisters of Charity. No flowers by request of family.
WHITE, Elizabeth (Betty) Beatrice - 67, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt passed away June 12, 2001 at the Victoria General Hospital, comforted by her family at her side. Her passing followed a tiring struggle with kidney failure. Born in Jollimore, June 1, 1934, Betty was the daughter of the late Viola Johnson and Edwin Chaddock. She lived most of her life in Fleming Heights, Armdale, then moved to Lower Sackville in 1986. Despite her health problems, the unconditional love and caring she gave to her family and friends never waned. Her family was everything to her. She loved children, music, swimming, knitting, time at the camp, and the warmth of the sun. Until recently, she was a member of the Women's "Vegetarian Bowling League" at Bayers Road Bowlarama. She is survived by her husband, Les of Lower Sackville, formerly of Purcell's Cove; three daughters, Debbie Gascoigne (David) of Hammonds Plains; Patty Gauthier (Don) of Lucasville; Natalie White of Toronto; two sons, Graham (Wanda) of Lower Sackville and Brian (Linda) of Hammonds Plains; three precious granddaughters, Lesley, Megan and Gillian; twin sister, Elsie Wallace (Jack) of Enfield; 7 nieces and 2 nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Bradley and her brother Morgan. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive guests at Snow's Funeral Home, Windsor Street, Halifax today from 7-9 p.m. In celebration of her life, a memorial service will be held at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Old Sackville Road at 2 p.m. on Thursday. Donations to the Victoria General Hospital Renal Dialysis Unit would be most appreciated. "God Love Her Heart."
WOODSWORTH, James Spencer - 71, Mount Pleasant, passed away June 10, 2001, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Glenburne, Queens Co., he was a son of the late James and Helen (Croft) Woodsworth. He was a veteran of the Second World having served in the Merchant Marine. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 24, Bridgewater. He is survived by his wife, the former Roxie Isabel Conrad; sons, Ronald (Carolyn) Woodsworth, Middlewood; Larry (Helen) Woodsworth, New Minas; Andrew Woodsworth, New Cumberland; Loran (Linda) Woodsworth, Italy Cross; daughters, Sharon (Mrs. Miles Joudrey), Lake Centre; Constance Woodsworth, Mount Pleasant; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Bertha, Burton, Helen, Edna, Margaret, Spencer and Brenda. He was predeceased by brother, Edward. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today in Sweeny's Funeral Chapel, Rev. David Whynot officiating. Interment in Harmony Cemetery. No flowers by request. Memorial donations may be made to the family or any charity.