BENNETT, Donald Frederick - 48, Waterville, Kings Co., passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2000 at the QEII Hospital, VG Site, Halifax. Born in Berwick, Kings Co., he was a son of William and Ida (Comeau) Bennett, Berwick. He was a trained chef and had worked for the past 30 years as a cook at the Kings County Rehabilitation Centre in Waterville. He was a long time member of the Waterville and District Volunteer Fire Department. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Nancy Lee (Lightfoot) Bennett; sons, Aaron Craig and Ryan Scott, both at home; brothers, Gary (Sandra), Grafton; Steven (Phyllis Spencer), Cambridge; David (Marina Taylor), Berwick; Paul (Nancy) and Terry, all of Waterville; sisters, Brenda Clarke, Berwick; Wanda (Paul Corkum), Dartmouth; maternal grandmother, Rita Comeau, Cape St. Mary, Digby Co.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Valerie in infancy and Janet Marie Bennett. Arrangements entrusted to H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel. Funeral service at 2 p.m. today, December 10, 2000, in the H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Berwick. Rev. Judith Saunders officiating. Burial in the Berwick Cemetery with a reception to follow in the Waterville Fire Hall. Donations in memory may be made to the Waterville and District Volunteer Fire Department or the Canadian Cancer Society.
BURNS, Edmund "Eddy" - Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late James and Sarah (Smith) Burns. He was a veteran of the Second World War. He was retired from H.M.C. Dockyard. He is survived by his wife, the former Marion (Weagle) Burns; son, David, Toronto; daughter Joanne (Robert) Lancaster, Ancaster, Ont.; grandsons, Ryan and Matthew; sisters, Dorothy Flemming, Winnifred Burbridge, Doris (Spencer) Veinot, Rita (Victor) Beed, Halifax; Francis Bickner, Cornwall, Ont.; one brother, Roy "Mick", Bedford. He was predeceased by sister, Florence, on December 4, 2000 and also by sisters Edna (Mrs. N. Coolen); Irene (Mrs. John Plytka), Toronto; Hazel (Mrs. George Steffen), Gladys Arthur and brother, William. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Monday, December 11, 2000, with funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. for both Eddy and sister Florence in Snow's Funeral Home, Windsor St., Halifax, Rev. Duanne Tanswell officiating. Donations may be made in memory of Eddy to the Palliative Care Program, QEII Health Sciences Centre of the Canadian Cancer Society. Family flowers only.
CROSS, Hilda E.M. - 73, Beach Meadows, Queens Co., passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2000, in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool. Born in Beach Meadows, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Maude (Pye) Fralic. She was a member of Emmanuel United Church in Beach Meadows and a former member of the U.C.W. She was a former 4H sewing instructor. She was a member of the Seaside Seniors Club of Beach Meadows and an avid C.B. user. She is survived by her husband, Lewellyan; daughter, Betty Lou Wambolt, Beach Meadows; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Florence Dexter, Milton; Lena Hawes, Halifax; brothers, Lee, Port Mouton; Cecil, Corner Brook, Nfld. She was predeceased by sisters, Ida, Goldie; brother Ross. Arrangements entrusted to Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral 2:30 p.m. today, December 10, 2000, in Emmanuel United Church, Beach Meadows, Rev. Karen Lynch officiating. Burial in Emmanuel United Cemetery, Beach Meadows. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Emmanuel United Church or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
DAGLEY, Ethel Amelia - 78, Liverpool, passed away Friday, December 8, 2000 in the Queens Manor, Liverpool. Born on Cape Negro Island, September 22, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Evelyn (Doane) Newell. She is survived by sons David (Delores), Liverpool; Gerald (Nancy), Wileville; sisters, Pauline Sprague, Liverpool; Marie Bateman, Centerville, Cape Sable Island; Vilot Eisnor, Barss Corner; brothers, Clifford, Centerville; Lloyd, St. John, N.B.; Albert, Oak Park; John (Jackie) and David, both of Port LaTour; grandchildren, Angela, Susan, Lisa, Matthew and Christy. She was predeceased by her husband, Bruce; sisters, Ena, Beatrice, Evelyn, Muriel; brothers, Lindsay and Kenneth. A funeral service will be held Monday, December 11, 2000, at 2:30 p.m., in Trinity Anglican Church, Liverpool, Canon Ken Vaughan officiating. Burial will be in the Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Bog Road, Liverpool. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Queens Manor, or Trinity Anglican Church. Arrangements entrusted to Chandlers Funeral Home, Liverpool.
ELLIOTT, Brock - 53, Antigonish, succumbed to his struggle with cancer and passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, December 6, 2000. Brock was born in Montreal, Quebec. He grew up in Ormstown, Quebec and Bathurst, N.B. He was the son of the late William and Marty (Fenwick) Elliott. He attended Sir George Williams University in Montreal. Over the years he worked in Winnipeg and Thompson, Manitoba, before moving to Nova Scotia. He lived in Judique for six years before settling in Antigonish as the owner of Sunflower Natural Foods. For the last seventeen years he had been a well known community figure. He was chair of the Canadian Health Food Association and a founding member of the United Health Food Merchants Association. He is survived by his wife, Gail Rebbeck Elliott; son, Cassin; daughters, Barrie, Rory and Leigh; brother, William; special family friend Ilona Braun. A celebration of his life will be held in the MacKay Room, Bloomfield Centre in St. Francis Xavier University on Tuesday, December 12, 2000, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to L'Arche Antigonish (99 Church St., Antigonish B2G 2E2) and Hospital in the Home (c/o St. Martha's Hospital, 25 Bay St., Antigonish, B2G 2G5). Arrangements entrusted to C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish.
GRAHAM, Ellen - 94, Judique, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2000, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Judique, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Mary Gillis. She was a member of St. Andrew's Parish, Judique, past member of the Kildoan Seniors Club, Judique, and a member of the Judique Women's Club. She was a graduate of the Nova Scotia Teachers College and taught at several schools in Cape Breton. She is survived by daughters, Claudia Graham, Judique; Sharon MacIsaac, Judique; sons, Gillis, Toronto; Ronnie, Edmonton; A.J. MacDougall, Judique; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, Roderick Graham; daughter, Mary Cross; sons, Leslie Graham, Gerald Graham; son-in-law, Gerald Cross; sisters, Catherine MacKenzie, Christine Gillis, Mary Ann MacEachern; a brother in infancy. Funeral 1 p.m. today, December 10, 2000, in St. Andrew's Church, Judique, Rev. Allan MacMillan officiating. Burial in parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew's Church, Judique. Arrangements entrusted to J.F. Greene Funeral Services Limited, 507 Bernard St., Port Hawkesbury.
KENDALL, Mary Ellen - 77, 35 Howe St., Sydney, formerly of Afton, Antigonish Co., passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2000, at home. Born in Afton, she was a daughter of the late John Denny Sylliboy and Elizabeth (Toney) Sylliboy. She was a long-time member of St. Joseph's Parish, Sydney. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her daughter, Margaret MacFarlane, Sydney; son, Albert Webb, Sydney; stepchildren, Ernest Kendall, Langley, B.C.; Catherine "Kitty" Huntley, Windsor; Genine Borah, Flandreau, South Dakota; Frank Webb, Rapid City, South Dakota; Lola Helm, James Webb, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Gloria Barcardi, Carona, California; 12 nieces and nephews; a aunt; a goddaughter, Eskasoni. She was predeceased by first husband, Edward Paulette; second husband, Ervin L. Webb; third husband, John S. Kendall; sons, John E. Paulette, Robert V. Paulette; brother, Gabriel J. Sylliboy; several brothers and sisters in infancy. Visitation after 2 p.m. today, December 10, in Gabriel Centre, Eskasoni, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Monday in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Sydney. Funeral 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph's Church, Sydney, Rev. Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Oncology Unit c/o the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney; Cape Breton Palliative Care Society or any charity.
LIVINGSTON, Clyde A. - 84, passed away peacefully at Northwood Manor on Friday, December 8, 2000, after a short illness due to complications from diabetes. He was the son of the late William D. and Winnifred (Lynch) Livingston. He is survived by daughters Janet Paul, Shubenacadie, Vicki Edwards, Burlington, Ont., Marcia Bergen, Oakville, Ont.; son Bill, Bedford; and eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by wife Margaret (Lynagh) and sisters, Florence Vernon and Lillian Capstick. Cremation has taken place under the care of A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the N.S. Diabetic Association. Funeral Mass will be on Monday, December 11, at 10 a.m. at St. Clements Church in Dartmouth with burial at Mt. Hermon Cemetery to follow.
MEISNER, Mary Isabelle - 91, Newcombville, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2000, in the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Chelsea, she was a daughter of the late Owen and Lottie (Slauenwhite) Crouse. She was a member of the Atlantic Rebekah Lodge 52 of Bridgewater. She received her 50 year pin in 1998. She was a school teacher having taught in various schools within Lunenburg County. She is survived by her daughters, Averil (Albert) Crouse, Conquerall Bank; Donna (Lauren) Aulenback, Auburndale; daughter-in-law, Janet Meisner, Newcombville; grandchildren, Jeanine Crouse, Lower Sackville; Nicola (Matthew) Rafuse, Bridgewater; sisters, Reta Wilson, California; Olive Zwicker, Newcombville; brothers, Owen, Chelsea; Eddie, South Brookfield; Norman, California. She was predeceased by her husband, Archibald; son, Emmerson; sister, Freda in infancy. Arrangements entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today, December 10, in the Bridgewater United Baptist Church, Rev. Norman Hovland officiating. Burial will follow in the Newcombville Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the IWK Grace Hospital, P.O. Box 3070, Halifax, N.S, B3J 3G9; the Children's Wish Foundation, or to any charity.
MULHOLLAND, George Baillie Jr. - 83, Beech St., Sydney Mines, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2000, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney Mines, he was a son of the late George and Margaret (Gracie) Mulholland. He was a staunch member of the Clyde Ave. Baptist Church where he served as deacon, assistant treasurer, and a member of the Board of Directors. For over 50 years, he faithfully enjoyed singing tenor in the church choir. He served as treasurer of the Cape Breton United Baptist Association for 27 years and was a founding member of the Kiwanis Ceilidh Golden K Club of Sydney Mines. He is survived by his wife, Jean (Bernon); daughters, Heather Leblanc, Bridgetown; Peggy, Sydney; stepdaughters, Ruth Thompson, Winnipeg; Sheila Duggin, Sussex, England; a daughter-in-law, Sydney Mines; seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Sadie Baker, Edmonton; brothers, Robert, Vancouver; Charles, Andrew, Guelph; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his first wife, Nina (Fraser); son, Graham; brother, John; sister, Jean; one brother in infancy. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, December 10, in Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home. Funeral 2 p.m. Monday, December 11, in Clyde Ave. Baptist Church, Rev. Allison MacLean officiating. Burial in Brookside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Clyde Ave. Baptist Church Building Fund or any charity.
O'NEILL, Bertha Frances - 75, Halifax, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 7, 2000, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Cardigan, PEI, she was a daughter of the late John L. and Annie (Gill) Sullivan. Bertha is survived by her immediate family, Roger and Florence O'Neill, Dartmouth; Ross O'Neill and Jerry Staples, Belmont; Mark and Peggy McCrea, Truro. She is also survived by her sisters, Rita, Mary and Stella; brothers, Urban and Eugene. She was predeceased by her husband, Bazil and brothers, George and Alban; sister, Mary. She was happiest in the company of family and friends and her dog Nikki. She will be missed very much by all. Visitation will be 2-4, 6-8 p.m. today, December 10, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Windsor St. Funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Monday, December 11, in St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia would be appreciated.
PARSONS, Hilda Marguerite - 81, Grand View Manor, Berwick, Kings Co., formerly of Kentville, Kings Co., passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2000, in the Manor. Born in Digby, she was a daughter of the late Stewart and Celia (Romkey) Winchester. She was a member of the Kentville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and was also a member of St. James' Anglican Church, Kentville. She is survived by daughter, Marilyn Bonang, Dartmouth; sons, Harold, Halifax; Richard, Kentville; James, Ottawa, Ont.; brothers, Lawrence, Digby Co.; Harry, Digby; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Alton Parsons; sister, Dorothy; brothers, Ralph, Arthur, Robert, Carl. Funeral service 2 p.m. today, in W.C. Hiltz Funeral Parlour, Kentville, Rev. Jeffrey Hosick officiating. Burial in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings Co. Memorial donations may be made to Grand View Manor, Berwick or any charity. Arrangements entrusted to W.C. Hiltz Funeral Parlour, Kentville.
QUINTON, Nellie Doris - MacGillivray Guest Home, formerly MacGuire Drive, Sydney, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2000, in the home. Born in Gin Cove, Trinity Bay, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Ebenezer and Emily (Duffett) Luther. She was a member of the Sydney River United. She was a former employee of the Spring Garden Villa and the Children's Training Center. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by daughters, Glady Burke, Linda MacKeigan; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, William; son, Robert; sisters, Martha, Ettie; brother, Daniel. Arrangements entrusted to Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral 3 p.m. today, in the chapel, Rev. Alan McIntosh officiating. Burial in Alfred Smith l Cemetery.
STRICKLAND, Martha E. "Nellie" - 104, Northside Guest Home, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2000, in the home. Born in New Haven, Victoria Co., she was a daughter of the late John and Rebecca (Sturgess) Rogers. She was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church and in her earlier years was active with the U.C.W. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Phillips, North Sydney; sons, John MacKay, Sydney; George William Jr., North Sydney; Ralph, North Sydney; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, George William Strickland; son, Gordon; sisters, Grace, Mary, Fan; brothers, Tom Eli, Bill. Arrangements entrusted to W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral 2 p.m. today, in the funeral home chapel, Rev. David Luker officiating. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to any charity.
VICKERS, Sarah Ann - 96, 102 Crescent St., Sydney Mines, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2000, at home. Born in Sydney Mines, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Levina Bonnar. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Sydney Mines. She is survived by sons, Edgar, Russell, Florence; Devlin, Millville; daughters, Loretta Habicht, Florence; Mrs. Jessie MacKinnon, Pembroke, Ont.; Mrs. Jean Nicholson, Glace Bay; Mrs. Willena Leblanc, Florence; Mrs. Lorraine Finlayson, Mrs. Vivian Cordeau, Sydney Mines; Mrs. Mary MacInnis, George's River; Mrs. Ann Ferguson, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; brothers, Alex, Jim, Sydney Mines; sister, Louise Prince, Millville; 34 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; one great great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by husband, William; grandson, Johnnie MacKinnon; great-grandson, Brian Harris; sister, Mary; brothers, Daniel, Wendell, George. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, December 10, in G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral 10 a.m. Monday, December 11, 2000, in Immaculate Conception Church, Rev. Gerald Dunphy officiating. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Cape Breton Palliative Care.
WHITE, Daniel Sydney - 63, Liverpool, Queens Co., passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2000, at home. Born in Liverpool, he was a son of the late Fred and Isabelle (Westhaver) White. He worked for many years at Bowater Mersey and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife, the former Charlotte (Jollimore); daughter, Cindy, Milton; sister, Lilas McCrae, Halifax; brother, David, Liverpool; four grandchildren. He was predeceased by son, Dougie; sister, Mae; brother, Douglas. The body has been cremated under the direction of Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Trinity Anglican Church, Liverpool, Canon K. M. Vaughan officiating. Burial in the Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Bog Road, Liverpool. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Canadian Diabetes Association.