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NOVA SCOTIA - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 168

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Date: Tuesday, 22 April 2008, at 7:40 p.m.

BURGESS, Douglas H. - 91, 1 Dale St., Amherst, passed away suddenly at his home. Born in Amherst, he was a son of the late Sylvanus and Elva (Fielding) Burgess. He was a machinist with Robb Engineering in Amherst for 47 years until his retirement in 1973. He was a member of Trinity-St. Stephen's United Church and the I.O.O.F. Ivy Lodge 35, Amherst. He is survived by sons, Jim, Ottawa; Bob, Halifax; grandson, Alexander, Munich, Germany. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, the former Rhoda Beattie and several sisters and brothers. Arrangements have been entrusted to Furlong's Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held in Cumberland Memorial Chapel, Amherst today, August 13, 2000, at 2 p.m., Rev. Allan Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in the Amherst Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

FOURNIER, Glenwood Samuel - 49, Bayers Road, Halifax, passed away August 10, 2000 in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Perth-Andover, N.B., he was a son of Richard and Elma (Lajoie) Fournier, Perth, N.B. He was employed for 23 years with Central Escort at the VG Site, QEII. He is survived by his parents, his wife, the former Susan Newman; son, Derek, British Columbia; daughter, Crystal, at home; brothers, Gary and wife Linda, New Brunswick; Ronald and his wife Rose, New Brunswick; sisters, Carolyn (Mrs. James McKenney), Presque-Iles, Me.; Joan (Mrs. Larry Schluter), Apple Valley, Calif.; Gail (Mrs. Brent Gaunce), Perth-Andover, N.B.; Valerie, Perth-Andover. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Sunday, August 13, 2000 from 2-4 p.m., followed by a memorial service, all in the J. Albert Walker Funeral Chapel, 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax, Rev. Richard Walsh officiating. Interment in Saint John Columbarium, Halifax. Donations in memory may be made to the Coronary Care Unit, c/o V.G. Site, QEII, Halifax.

GILBERT, Madeline Doris Elizabeth "Isabelle" - 84, Halifax, passed away August 10, 2000, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Lunenburg, she was a daughter of the late Foster and Ellen (Slaunwhite) Morash. She was a member of the Westend United Baptist Church. She always had a great outlook on life and a positive influence on others. Surviving are her son, Gordon Gilbert; daughter, Shirley Gilbert, both of Halifax. She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon Gilbert; sisters, Mona Marryatt and Emmy (Cunningham) Bellew. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today , funeral service 10 a.m. Monday, all in J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax, Rev. Carl Price officiating. Burial to follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Donations to any charity.

GOODWIN, Lorraine Jean - 58, of 38 Charles Street, Amherst, N.S., passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2000 in the Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of Mrs. Leota (Fisher-Brown) Davis of Amherst and the late James Brown. She was an adherent to the Salvation Army and she enjoyed her family. She is survived by sons, Robert Brown and James Brown, both of B.C.; daughters, Donna Dwyer of Saint John, N.B; Marlene Clarke and Marilyn Clarke, both of B.C.; twin brother Laurie Brown of Amherst; and a step brother, Edwin Davis of Ontario; a sister, Audrey Goldrich of Amherst; and step sisters, Ruth DeVenne of Halifax and Shirley MacDougal of B.C.; ten grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her step father, Albert Davis, and a step brother, John Davis. Visitations will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, August 12, 2000, in the A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, from where the Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 13, 2000, with Lieut. Sheldon Wiseman and Lieut. Candice Wiseman officiating. Burial in Springhill Junction Cemetery, Cumb. Co., N.S. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or The Salvation Army would be appreciated.

GOUTHRO, Marshall E. - 79, of Frenchvale, passed away August 10, 2000, in the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in Frenchvale, he was a son of the late Murray and Honor (Gouthro) Gouthro. He was employed with the Nova Scotia Dept. of Highways for many years before his retirement. He was a member of St. Mary's Parish, Frenchvale, and also a member of the Spanish River Senior Citizens and Pensioner's Club. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Joe, Frank; sisters, Emma, Bertha. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, August 13, 2000, in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral 10 a.m. Monday in St. Mary's Church, Frenchvale, Rev. Paul Abbass officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

HATT, Avery Robert - 79, Port Williams, N.S., passed away August 11, 2000 at Evergreen Home for Special Care, Kentville. Born in Port Williams, he was a son of the late Robert and Melinda (Bezanson) Hatt. He graduated with a Business degree from Horton Academy. He owned and operated a poultry farm in Port Williams for over forty years. He is survived by his wife, the former Irene Metzler; sons Jerald (Elizabeth), Calgary; Eric (Elizabeth), Sheffield Mills; Mark (Janice), Port Williams; daughter, Patricia, Fruitvale, B.C.; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Melbourne and Murray; sisters, Dorothy West and Gladys Clarke. Visitation 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today, August 12, 2000. Funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday, both in the H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Kentville, James Abbott and Leslie Beddoe officiating. Burial in the Jawbone Corner Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of N.S. and Alzheimers Society of N.S., or a charity of choice.

HIRTLE (Lahey Turple), Gertrude Enid - 84, Dartmouth, passed away August 10, 2000, in the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Newport Station, Hants Co., she was a daughter of the late Burton and Josephine (Westlake) Turple. She is survived by husband, Edwin; daughters, Pam (Ron) Leblanc, Meteghan; Brenda Lahey, Toronto; Tammie Lahey, British Columbia; son, Kirk, Dartmouth; granddaughters, Shawna Thibodeau, Meteghan; Shannon Thibodeau, Greenwood; one great-granddaughter, Summer Thibodeau. She was predeceased by first husband Joseph Lahey; son, Merle Lahey. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in J. Albert Walker and Sons Funeral Home, 307 Prince Albert Rd., Dartmouth. Funeral arrangements incomplete. Burial to take place in St. Jame's Anglican Church Cemetery, Upper Lakeville Road, Halifax Co. Donations may be made to Halifax County Rehab., Bissett Road, Cole Harbour.

HUNTLEY, Charles Rufus - 87, Evergreen Home for Special Care, Kentville, formerly of Cambridge Mountain Road, Kings Co., passed away August 10, 2000, in the home. Born in Glenmont, Kings Co., he was a son of the late Lesley and Jessie (Bennett) Huntley. He moved to Canard where he worked as a farm laborer. He also lived in Waterville and Cambridge. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by his sister, Janie. Funeral service 2 p.m. today, in W.C. Hiltz Funeral Parlour, Kentville, Rev. Doctor Freeman Fenerty and Lieutenant Sherry Lynn Patey officiating. Burial in Habitant Cemetery, Kings Co.

KENNEDY, Bertha Amelia - 82, of Upper Stewiacke, passed away August 10, 2000, in Hillcrest Manor, Truro. Born in Upper Stewiacke, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Minnie (Thorpe) Kennedy. Surviving are son, John (Betty), Dawson Creek, B.C.; sisters, Mary Mowatt, Upper Stewiacke; Hazel (Roy) Brown, Halfway Brook; brothers, Artie (Helen), George (Cecilia), Frank (Beverley), Upper Stewiacke; grandchildren, Kari (Darren) Eickson, B.C.; David, Steven, B.C.; brother-in-law, Henry Fisher, Halfway Brook; sister-in-law, Hazel Kennedy, Brookfield; four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sister, Margaret Fisher; brother, Roy. Graveside service will be held Tuesday at 11 am in Riverside Cemetery, Upper Stewiacke. No flowers by request. Arrangement entrusted to Colchester Funeral Home, Truro.

LeBLANC. Penny Winnifred - 50, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on August 11, 2000, surrounded by her family after a courageous, hard fought battle with breast cancer. Born in Dartmouth, she was the daughter of the late William and Margaret (Cousins) Peters. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Joseph; daughters, Nicole (Marc Whebby), Dartmouth; Kerri Anne (Trevor Houweling), Dartmouth; cherished grandchildren, Noah and Grace Whebby and Cole Houweling; sisters, Trudy Burley, Jane (Tom) Courtney and Susan Sarkany, all of Dartmouth; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Jim Peters. Her strength, courage and love for her family during this illness showed all those around her what a remarkable lady she was. Her greatest joys in life were her children and her grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Visitations will be held on Sunday, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., August 13, 2000 at Atlantic Funeral Homes, 771 Main Street in Dartmouth. A funeral mass will be held at Saint Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Dartmouth, on Monday August 14, 2000 at 10:00 a.m., Rev. Donald Boudreau officiating. A Reception will follow immediately after the service at Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth.

MacDONALD, Mary - 84, of 90 School Street, Glace Bay, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2000 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Neil and Mary (MacIntosh) MacDonald. She was a member of Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She will be sadly missed by daughters, Kathy (Edward) MacDonald, Glace Bay; Sharon (Kevin) Park, Ontario; sons, Alex (Barbara), Lawson (Monica), Gary (Gerri), all of Glace Bay; and George (Dena) of Winnipeg; son-in-law, Joe Gallant, Ontario; 20 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by husband, George; daughter, Carol; brothers, Kenny, Neil and Dan; sisters, Sadie and Maggie. Visitation for the late Mrs. MacDonald will be held Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated Monday 10 a.m. in Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay, with Fr. John Graham officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.

MacDONALD, Ralph William Jr. - 71, Bateston and formerly of 44 Ashby Rd., Sydney, passed away August 10, 2000. He was a son of Ralph Sr. and the late Jenny (Bates) MacDonald, Sydney. Surviving are daughter, Carolyn Tanner, Sardis, B.C.; sons, William MacDonald, Alberta; Jay MacDonald, Bateston, with whom he resided; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brothers, Frank, Mira; James "Bud", Alberta; Ross, Sydney. He was predeceased by wife, Louise (Norman) MacDonald. Funeral arrangements under the direction of T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel are incomplete.

MacKINNON, Rita Doreen - 63, a resident of Vista Heights Seniors Complex, Esplanade, Sydney, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2000 at home. Born in New Victoria, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Effie (MacKinnon) MacLellan. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, New Victoria. Surviving are four daughters, Darlene and Debbie Sabourin, both of London, Ont.; Muriel Ann Sabourin, New Waterford; Debbie Miles, New Victoria; two sons, Roddie Sabourin, New Waterford; Andy Sabourin, London, Ont.; three brothers, William MacLellan, Sydney; Jimmy MacKinnon, Sudbury, Ont.; and Donny MacKinnon, New Victoria; sister, Margaret MacKinnon, New Victoria; 12 grandchildren, Christina, Candace, Kelsie, Katelynn, William, Jessica, Charmaine, Adam, Angela, Joanna, Samantha and Thomas. She was predeceased by a sister, Muriel. Visitation will be on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith, st., New Waterford, funeral to be held on Monday 10:00 a.m., Saint Joseph's Church, New Victoria, Father Leonard MacKinnon officiating. Cremation to follow, burial in Union Grove Cemetery at a later date.

MORRISON, Shane Daniel - 43, Rateau Street, Sydney Mines, passed away August 11, 2000, at home. Born in Sydney Mines, he was a son of James and Eileen (Forrest) Morrison, Sydney Mines. He was a member of St. Pius X Church, Sydney Mines. He worked construction and was a member of the Laborers' Union. Surviving are daughters, Nicole, Natasha; son, Marcel, Sydney Mines; brother, Gerard, Sydney Mines; three grandchildren; one niece; one nephew. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, in G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home. Cremation to follow with a memorial mass 10 a.m. Wednesday, in St. Pius X Church, Rev. Gerald Dunphy officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Morrison Family.

POWER, Margaret - 63, 353-14th Street, New Waterford, passed away Friday, August 11, 2000 in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Hogan) Groves. She was a member of Mount Carmel Church and a member of Army, Navy, Airforce, Unit 217. Surviving are her husband, Martin; five daughters, Lillian Power, Theresa (Vern) Pettigrew, Margaret (Richard) Corbett, all of New Waterford; Doris Illerbrun, Martina Power, both of Ontario; five sons, Martin and Francis, both of New Waterford; Peter, Glace Bay; Pepper, Sydney Mines; Willie, Sydney; two sisters, Theresa MacLeod, Halifax; Sarah Martell, New Waterford; 17 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was predeceased by daughter, Sarah; a brother, Francis Groves; and a sister, Mary Hall. Visitation in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Homes, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford, on Monday, August 14, 2000, 2-4, 7-9 p.m., funeral Tuesday 10:00 a.m., Mount Carmel Church, Father Donald MacGillivray officiation. Cremation to follow.

VANDENBERG, Arie Willem - 72, passed away Friday, August 11, 2000 in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, he was the son of the late Gerrit and Valentine (Tjalma) Vandenberg. He immigrated to Canada in 1956 and worked in the steamship industry in Halifax, N.S., Saint John, N.B., and Montreal, P.Q., until his retirement in 1992 from Montreal Shipping. He was an avid gardener, a member of Bedford United Church, and a volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society. He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Dykeman); daughters, Annelie and Carla, both of Halifax; Elizabeth, Fredericton; brother, Max, Zimbabwe; numerous nieces and nephews in Canada, France, Netherlands and Zimbabwe. He was predeceased by his brother, Foeke, France. Cremation has taken place under the direction of T.K. Barnard Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held Monday, August 14, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. in Bedford United Church, Reverend Peter MacDonald officiating. A reception to follow in the church hall. Private family burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Bedford United Church or the Children's Wish Foundation.

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