ARCHIBALD, Hector McNeil "Arch" - 73, Halifax, passed away surrounded by loving family at the VG Site QEII on August 10, 2001, after a lengthy battle with emphysema. Born in Halifax, October 28, 1927, he was the youngest son of the late Ernest and Gertrude Archibald. He is survived by his wife, Joyce and four children; son, Richard Archibald (Christine); daughter, Debra "Debi" MacIssac (Charles); twin daughters, Lori Proulx (Richard) and Lynn Maher (Timothy); precious grandchildren, Devin and Lindsay MacIssac; twins, Jason and Jeffrey Archibald; Nicole and James Proulx; Heidi Maher; twins Rachel and Brennan Maher; two nieces and a nephew. He was predeceased by sister, Marjorie McBeth, Toronto; brother, Earl Archibald, Kelowna, BC. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces (RCN) for 33 years, retiring in 1979. Besides his love of family, he enjoyed singing, reading, gardening and wood working. A life-long member of the United Church, he served on various committees and held positions as treasurer and clerk of session. He also sang in the Church choir as well as the City of Lakes Barbershop Chorus and the Bethany Chorale. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, August 13, in Port Wallis United Church, 263 Waverley Rd., Dartmouth, Rev. J. Ivan Gregan officiating. Family flowers only. Donations in his memory may be made to the Port Wallis United Church building fund or organ fund, the VG or charity of choice.
BRIMICOMBE, Raymond - 64, Wellington, passed away August 10, 2001 in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born November 21, 1936, in Wellington, he was a son of the late Harry Callard and Genevieve (Quigley) Brimicombe. He retired from the Department of Transportation, Burnside, in 1995, after 20 years of service. He was a resident of Wellington most of his life. Surviving are his wife of 33 years, the former Maxine Ferguson; daughter, Lynn, Lower Sackville; grandson, Jamie; sisters, Daisy Fogarty, Lantz; Pansy Brimicombe, Wellington. He was predeceased by daughter, Sharon. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, both in Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. Burial in St. Margaret's Cemetery, Oakfield. Donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch.
BURRELL, Gwendolyn May - 93, of Gables Lodge, formerly of John Black Road, passed away August 7, 2001, in the lodge. Born in Beverly, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Gus and Viva (Stringel) Eldridge. She is survived by her husband, Daniel; daughter, Judy Reeves, Ottawa; grandchildren, Kathy, Heather and Peter; seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister, Eleanor Wyman. By request her remains have been donated to Dalhousie University. A memorial service will be held in Cumberland Memorial Chapel, Monday at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow in the reception room. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made at Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst to Highland View Regional Hospital Foundation.
LYNDS, Hazel E. - 99, North River, passed away August 8, 2001, Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born January 7, 1902, in North River, she was a daughter of the late George and Kate (Lynds) Dickson. Hazel was a member of North River United Church where she served as organist for many years. She was the last surviving member of North River Ladies Aid and was also the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by daughter, Geraldine Langille, Truro; grandchildren, Judy Milligan, Sandy and Janice Lynds, Shauna Turner. She was predeceased by husband, Frederick; sons, Carson, one in infancy; grandsons, Mervin and Randy. No visitation by request. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Monday in North River United Church Cemetery, Rev. Karen MacNeill officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses or North River United Church. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro.
MacDOUGALL, Daniel Jacob - 63, Canso, passed away August 9, 2001, in QEII Health Sciences Center, Halifax. Born in Hazel Hill, he was a son of the late Jack and Frances (George) MacDougall. He was a retired mechanic and was a former owner of Canso Garage, former member of the Canso Curling Club and a member of Star of the Sea Church, Canso. He is survived by aunt, Mrs. Elsie Baltzer, Canso; uncles, William George, New Glasgow; Donald George, Dingwall; several cousins. He was predeceased by a brother in infancy. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 15, in Star of the Sea Parish Cemetery, Canso, Rev. Daniel Boudreau officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso.
MacINTYRE, Mary - 68, Sydney River, passed away August 10, 2001, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in English Harbour West, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late George and Margaret (Penney) Bishop. Surviving are daughters, Nancy Carrigan, Glace Bay; Diane Mills; sons, John "Bud", both of Sydney River; Stephen, Sydney; Todd, Howie Centre; brothers, Gordon, North Sydney; George, Frenchvale; 10 grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, John; sisters, Harriet, Marjorie and Hazel. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral 2 p.m. Monday in Sydney River United Protestant Church, Rev. Bill Thomas officiating. Donations to the Palliative Care Unit or a charity of choice.
MATTHEWS, Rebecca Kennedy - 85, of Swan River, Manitoba and formerly of South St., Springhill, passed away in Swan Valley, Manitoba. Born in Joggins, Cumberland Co., she was a daughter of the late William and Marion (Gordon) Orr. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a former member of the Springhill Senior Citizen Group and an adherent to the United Baptist Church, Springhill. Following the death of her husband Robert in 1990, Rebecca resided with her daughter Janet and late husband Larry Brockhom in Swan River, MA. In 1992 she entered Swan Valley Personal Care Lodge where her every need was met which made her stay very pleasant. Her caregivers and co-residents found her most interesting. They heard many stories of Joggins and her family. She will be greatly missed by her daughter Eleanor and son-in-law Tom Davies. grandsons, Joe and Dan, their wives and six grandchildren of Winnipeg, MA; daughter-in-law, Rosemarie Matthews, grandsons, Normie and Lee and three great-grandchildren of St. Catherine's ON; daughter, Janet Brockhom and granddaughter Rebecca of Winnipeg, MA. She is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Matthews; son, Robert Leslie; brothers, Thomas, James and Robert; sisters, Jean, Marion and Mary. Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. on Monday, August 13, 2001 in the A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, followed immediately at 2 p.m. by a memorial funeral service, with Reverend Roger Moore officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill, NS.
MERSON, Audrey Phillip - 78, of Northwood Centre, passed away Friday, August 10, 2001 in the centre. Born October 9, 1922 in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late James Henry and Mabel (Conrad) Merson. She graduated from the VG Hospital in 1945 with her RN nursing degree and nursed in Halifax, Toronto, Vancouver and retired from Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg, in 1979. Audrey enjoyed traveling to numerous places around the world. She is survived by sisters, Revera McComb, New Jersey; Minerva Clark, Northwood Manor; nieces, Jean (Irving) Danhower, Toronto; Gloria (Noble) Dauphinee, Tantallon; nephew, Gordon (Evelyn) Isnor, Halifax. She was predeceased by her sisters, Nina, Marion, Evelyn; brothers, Emery, Marshall; half-sisters, Eva, Gladys and Myrtle. Cremation has taken place. Graveside committal service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, August 13, in St. John's Cemetery, Kempt Rd., Halifax, Rev. Sandra Cox officiating. Donations in Audrey's memory may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax.
MILES, George Frederick - 87, of Halifax, passed away August 9, 2001 at Fairview Villa. Born in Newfoundland, he was a son of the late George and Mary Ann Miles. George served with the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. After the war, he worked on many fishing draggers out of Lunenburg. He then became employed with the Department of National Defence, Willow Park from where he retired in the mid 1970's. George touched many people during his life and will be remembered for his great smile and his love of cribbage games. He is survived by sister, Carrie (Jack) Sweeney, Yarmouth; daughter-in-law, Shirley Miles, Halifax. He was predeceased by his wife, Susie; son, Roy; several brothers and sisters. Funeral service 2 p.m. today, in Snow's Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, Rev. Marion Burns officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.
MILLETT, Ronald Edward - 53, Halifax, passed away August 10, 2001, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax, after a long, brave battle with cancer. He was a son of Ruth Millett (Forrest) and the late Lloyd Millett. He is survived by brother, Stanley Millett, Greenwood; nieces, Susan Millett Martin and Lisa Millett; great-niece, Victoria Martin, all of Oromocto, N.B.; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Remains are resting in Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home, Robie Street, with visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel. Interment will take place in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any charity.
SNOW, Audrey Joyce Bernice - 72, of Dartmouth, passed away August 9, 2001 in the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late James Freeman and Jennie (MacLean) Lively. She is survived by her daughter, Wendy (Gerald) Schnare, Halifax; sister, Gertrude Welcher, Halifax; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Freeman Snow; companion, Ken Dort. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, August 13, 2001 in the J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax, Rev. Arthur Nash officiating. Reception to proceed service in the funeral home, with burial to follow in the Fairview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
PETERSON, Roy Calvin - 89, of Berwick, Kings Co., passed away Thursday, August 9, 2001 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Cambridge, Kings Co., he was a son of the late James Borden and Birdie Rosalie (Lovelace) Peterson. Roy was a veteran of the Second World War. He had been employed as the maintenance supervisor at the Berwick Bakery from 1952-1977. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Maie (Hiltz) Peterson; sons, Ronald (Marlene) Peterson, Beeton, ON; Donald Peterson, Morristown; Roy (Valerie) Peterson, Lake Paul; daughter, Rosalie (Cecil Kane) Hiltz, Canard; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Gertrude Peterson, Berwick. He was predeceased by a daughter, Delores May Peterson and a sister, both in infancy; brother, Stewart Peterson. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. today, August 12, 2001 with funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, both in the H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Berwick, Rev. Shawn Kehoe officiating. Burial in the Berwick Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the charity of one's choice.
WHITE, Cyril R. "Cy" - 70, of Five Islands, Colchester County, passed away Friday, August 10, 2001 in South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Russell and Mary (Iceton) White. He served 22 years with the Royal Canadian Air Force as a Supply Technician, retiring as Sergeant. He later was employed for 16 years with Andre Wines in Truro retiring in 1988. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Gloria Davis; a daughter, Theresa Currie, and her husband, Robert, Dartmouth; a son, Russell, Amherst; two sisters, Rosalie MacEarchern, and her husband, Charles, Halifax; Linda Barrett, and her husband, Jerome, New Prospect, Halifax County; 4 grandchildren, Mark, Letitia, Jennifer and Cody. He was predeceased by a son, Gregory; sisters, Vera and Rene; a brother, Edward. Funeral will be held 2 p.m. Sunday in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Dr. Kate Crawford officiating. Burial in the Lower Five Islands Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
POWER, Ronald Anthony - 77, of Dartmouth, passed away August 10, 2001 in the QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in Woodside, he was a son of the late Perry Gerome and Nora (Henneberry) Power. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Army Militia Anti-Aircraft group for 5 years. He was employed for over 35 years with Bill Lynch and Elliott Shows. He was a former member of The Royal Canadian Legion. He was a member for over 53 years of the Army, Navy and Air Force Veteran's in Canada, where he served as president of Citadel Unit 373 for over ten years. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice (Gaudet) Power; brother, Dennis "Buddy". Toronto, ON; sisters, Mary (David) MacFarlane, Cole Harbour; Frances Burns, Dartmouth; several nieces and nephews; special friend Shirley Newcombe. Visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m today where ANAF Unit 373 will hold a service at 7 p.m. in J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday in St. Paul's Church, Windmill Rd., Dartmouth, Father Charles Burke officiating. Cremation to follow, burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society, Atlantic Division.
SAULNIER, Clifford - 80, Meteghan River, passed away August 9, 2001, at home. Born in Meteghan River, he was a son of the late Leo and Edith (Moulaison) Saulnier. He was a veteran of the Second World War, having served overseas on the front lines. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Clare Branch 52. Surviving are son, Roland (Carol), Halifax; daughters, Doreen (Jim) Harty, Gander, Nfld.; Karen (Bennie) Slauenwhite, Halifax; brothers, Anthony, Digby; Raymond, Halifax; sister Emma (Bernie) Theriault, Meteghan River; grandchildren, Jim, Dave, Candace, Angela, Laura. He was predeceased by wife, Emma; brother, Charlie; sisters, Viola, Regina. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Meteghan, Rev. Albeni d'Entremont officiating. A Legion service will follow. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.