BAKER, Grace Hilda - West Jeddore. She resided at Oceanview Manor, Eastern Passage, for 10 years, passed away June 7, 2000, in the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in East Jeddore, she was a daughter of the late Lawson Mitchell and Eunice (Arnold). She was always there to help family and friends and loved to garden, knit and sew. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are son, Ernest (Lillian), West Jeddore; daughters, Mary Hooley, Oshawa; Eunice Baker, West Jeddore; Myrtle Warren (Lawrence), Lower Sackville; Gladys Faulkner (Carl), West Jeddore; daughters-in-law, Gladys, Liza, Audrey and Betty; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Aubrey; sons, Harris, Ervine, Roy and Theodore; daughter, Irene; sons-in-law, Harris Baker, Keith Hooley; daughter-in-law, Dorthea; brothers, Samuel, Henry and Corey; sister, Julie. Visitation 2-4 p.m. today, in Rowlings Funeral Home, Musquodoboit Harbour. Funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Marine Drive Pentecostal Church, Jeddore, Rev. Dan Gunther officiating. Burial in West Jeddore Community Cemetery.
BEACH, M. Joan - 63, 43 Duncan Ave., Kentville, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2000, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Halifax and raised in Pictou, she was a daughter of the late A. Edward and Alice (McKenna) Newman. She was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church and the Christian Concern Committee. She was a former member of the Glooscap Curling Club and had been active with Meals on Wheels. She is survived by her husband, Donald George Beach; son, Stephen and wife Jennifer, Barrie, Ont.; brothers, Kevin and wife Frances, Ashcroft, B.C.; Paul and wife Cathy, Bedford; granddaughters, Allison and Megan; special nephew, Matthew Newman; special niece, Laura Newman; other nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Sonia Newman, Winnipeg. She was predeceased by a brother, Carl. No visitation by request. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today, June 10, in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Kentville, Rev. Keith Billard and Rev. Basil Carew officiating. Private family interment will be 4 p.m. in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Kentville. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to W.C. Hiltz Funeral Parlour, Kentville.
BURRIS, Jeannie Sim - 85, 40 Allison Ave., Bible Hill and formerly of Middle Stewiacke, passed away June 8, 2000, in the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Liff, Scotland, she was a daughter of the late Ewan and Jane (Cant) McBean. She was a member of the Middle Stewiacke United Church, the UCW, Overseas War Brides and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Scotland. She served five years in the Women's Royal Naval Service during the Second World War in Britain and came to Canada in 1946 as a war bride. She resided in Middle Stewiacke for many years. She is survived by daughters, Sheena (Mrs. Allison McIver), Londonderry; Moira (Mrs. Gerry Cherrett), Lake Fletcher; son, Arthur and wife Shirley, Middle Stewiacke; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Laurie Bernard; sister, Margaret; brothers, Thomas, Robert in infancy. No visitation by request. A private graveside service will be held Monday in the Middle Stewiacke Cemetery, Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice. A reception will be held on Monday, June 12, 2000 at 2:15 p.m. in the Middle Stewiacke United Church. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro.
CHARLTON, H. Vera - 90, Kaye's Rest Home, Hilden and formerly of Bible Hill, passed away June 9, 2000, in the rest home. Born in Montreal, she was a daughter of the late Henry Pettifer and Winnifred (Brown) Pettifer Reeves. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Truro. She is survived by daughter, Freda (Fred) Hatfield, Shortts Lake; brother, Jack Reeves, Waterville; grandchildren, Peter (Joan) Johnson, Michael (Cheryl) Johnson, John (Sandra) Hatfield, all of Truro; Darren (Sandra) Johnson, Scott (Anna) Nelson, all of Calgary; David Nelson, British Columbia; Brian (Janis) Nelson, Ottawa; Barbara (Glenn) Holmes, Bedford; 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence; daughter, Joyce (Bruce) Nelson; granddaughters, Karen Johnson, Laurie Nelson-Bloom; sisters, Pearl, Mildred; brothers, Ernest Pettifer, Claude and Eddie Reeves. Visitation will be held 6-9 p.m. today, June 11, 2000, funeral service 2 p.m., Monday, June 11, 2000, both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev. Gordon Sutherland officiating. Burial in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
CHESNUTT, Oscar Blair - 81, Pugwash, passed away June 9, 2000, in East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Born in Pugwash River, he was a son of the late Thompson and Christena (Patterson) Chesnutt. He was employed as a backhoe operator for the Department of Highways and retired after more than 25 years service. He served as the president of the Pugwash River Cemetery for a total of 22 years and always enjoyed being around where there was heavy equipment operating. Surviving are his wife, the former Mae Purdy; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, George, Lloyd. No visitation by request. Memorial service 2 p.m. today, June 11, 2000 in Pugwash River United Church, Rev. Janet Travers officiating. Burial in the Pugwash River Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Pugwash River Cemetery or any charity. Arrangements entrusted to Mundle's Funeral Home, Pugwash.
CONROD, Raymond Joseph - 58, of Halifax, passed away June 10, 2000 at home after a short illness. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Willam and Ella (O'Neill) Conrod. He attended St. Patrick's High School and went on to become a printer for the Halifax Herald and Mail Star for 17 years. He then, with his wife, owned and operated Bayers Road Market, until his retirement in 1992. He was a devoted member of St. Catherines Parish where he was active in many church activities, including the Landings program. He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Reeves; sisters, Joan Carlos, Peterborough, Ont.; Mary McBride, Halifax; brothers William (Bonnie) and John (Brenda), both of Halifax; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place 7-9 p.m. today, June 11, 2000, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday in the J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Winsor Street, Halifax. Funeral Mass will be held 9 a.m., Tuesday, June 13, 2000, in St. Catherines Roman Catholic Church, Bayers Road, Halifax, with Rev. Raymond March officiating. Burial will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower sackville. reception to follow in the Church Hall. Family flowers only. Donations in Ray's memory may be made to St. Vincent De Paul Society of St. Catherine's Church.
DEAN, Shirley Grace - 68, of River Hebert, Cumberland County and formerly of Diligent River passed away Thursday, June 8, 2000 at Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in River Hebert, she was the daughter of the late Elwin and Cora May (Snell) McAloney. She is survived by step-daughter, Alexia Varner, Diligent River; two sisters, Muriel Kralick, Hamilton, Ont.; Doris Landry, Amherst; a brother, Claude, River Hebert; sister in law, Marion Dean, Advocate Harbour; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Marvin. Visitation 2-4 p.m. today, June 11, 2000 in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Funeral 2 p.m. Monday at St. Brigid's Catholic Church, Parrsboro, Father Gaetan Banyog-Enne officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Brigid's Catholic Church.
FANCY, George Allen - 70, Bridgewater, died June 9, 2000, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Upper Northfield, he was a son of the late Robert and Blanche (Allen) Fancy. He is survived by his wife, the former Betty Connell; sons, David, Bridgewater; Robert, First South; four grandchildren. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today, June 11, 2000 in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater. Funeral will be held 2 p.m. Monday, June 12, 2000 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Bridgewater, Rev. James Slack Jr. officiating. Burial to follow in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater. Family flowers only. Donations to palliative care unit of South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater or St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
DAVIDSON, Walter J. - 67, of Dartmouth, passed away June 9, 2000, in the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Stratford, Ont., he was the son of the late William and Janet (Lewis) Davidson. He served with the R.C.N. for 27 years, and following his retirement from the R.C.N. he worked with Corrections of Ontario. Leaving Ontario, he returned to Dartmouth to serve with the Corp of Commissioners, retiring from there in 1999. He also enjoyed wood working as a hobby. Survived by three daughters: Nancy Davidson of Beaver Bank; Cathy Rhienhart and husband, Thomas, of Hamilton, Ont.; Kelley Davidson, of Dartmouth; five sons, Allan and wife, Sue, of Stratford, Ont.; John and wife, Cindy, of Upper Rawdon; Peter, Neil and Andrew and wife, Janet, all of Dartmouth; sister, Doris Horman and husband, Linc of Stratford, Ont. brother, Harry and wife, Rosemary, of Stratford, Ont.; 7 grandchildren. Predeceased by his wife, the former Marion Joan Landry and a brother, Robert. Memorial service to be held at 2 p.m., Monday, June 12, 2000 at A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland Street, Dartmouth. Burial to follow in Mount Hermon Cemetery, Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.
GRAHAM, Leona May - 65, Wallis Dr., Pictou, passed away June 8, 2000, at home. Born in Pictou, she was a daughter of the late Percy and Minnie (Cormier) MacDonald. A resident of Calgary for 23 years, she and her husband Douglas returned to Pictou in 1994. A caring person, who constantly thought of others before herself, Leona was involved with the Meals on Wheels program, the New Horizons Seniors Club and was a member of Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou. She could often be found baking or cooking in the kitchen, but also enjoyed time spent in the garden with her flowers. She is survived by her husband, Douglas; daughter, Cathie Whitehead, Calgary; sons, Fraser, Roger, both of Calgary; John, Burnaby, B.C.; grandchildren, Candace and Alexander Fraser, Sarah Rogers; sisters, Mary Fowlie, Santa Anna, Calif.; Yvonne Grant, Middleton; Diane Brooks, Toronto; brothers, Donald, Hamilton, Ont.; Tom, Dartmouth; half-sisters, Michelle, Cindy, Dartmouth; Karen, British Columbia and Vicki, Pictou; half-brothers, David, British Columbia and Bobby, Bridgewater. She was predeceased by a son, Russell in infancy; sisters, Clara in infancy and Ruthie Graham; brothers, Gerald and Clarence. Arrangements have been entrusted to McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. today, June 11, 2000 in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou, Rev. Peter MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
HEIGHTON, Jessie Alice - 81, Brule Point, passed away June 9, 2000, in Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche. Born in Waldegrave, she was a daughter of the late Ross and Catherine (Joudrie) Weatherbie. Surviving are sister, Willena Stiles, Fredericton, N.B.; brother, Milo, Barrachois; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, George; sisters, Lois, Christena; brothers, Alex, Earl, Charlie, Gerald. No visitation by request. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held 3:30 p.m. today, June 11, 2000 in MacLeod's Funeral Home, River John, Pastor David Eagles officiating. Burial in Lockerby Cemetery, Tatamagouche. In lieu of flowers, donations to Tatamagouche Hospital.
McGILL, Vaughn Hallett Berlin - 74, Middleton, passed away June 9, 2000, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Saint John, N.B., he was a son of the late Hallett and Mabel (Schofield) McGill. He was a veteran of the Second World War with the Canadian Armoured Corps serving in Canada, England and Europe. He was a retired superintendent with the Department of Transportation Chipseal Division. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed the outdoors. He was a past member of Lions International. Surviving are his wife, the former Joan Callowhill; son, Larry (Carol), Middleton; grandchildren, Vaughn, Matthew, Cecelia, Darlene and Shauna. He was predeceased by son, Jonny. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, June 11, 2000, funeral service 11 a.m. Monday, all in Warren T. Roop Funeral Home, Middleton, Rev. Donald Robertson and Rev. Dr. Byron Fenwick officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Lawrencetown. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
IRVING, Betty Maude - 74, Tidnish Head, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2000, in Moncton City Hospital. Born in Surrey, England, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Florence Payne. Betty was a good mother and homemaker to her family. She came to Canada as a war bride. She is survived by her husband, Garnet; daughters, Ruth St. Peter (Gary), Carol Sears (Stuart), Judy Irving (Paul), Susan Irving-Hebert (William), all of Amherst; Teresa McClement (Michael), Oromocto, N.B.; Molly Harrison (Joe), Tidnish Head; Mary White (John), Selma, Hants Co.; Rosemarie, at home; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two step-granddaughters; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Michael; a brother, Roger and sisters, Dolly, Peggy, Joan and Molly. Arrangements have been entrusted to Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst. Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. today, June 11, 2000 from Campbell's Chapel, Rev. Danny Compton officiating. Cremation to follow with burial in Amherst Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Immanuel United Church, Amherst or Canadian Cancer Society.
MURPHY, Betty - 50, Cross Roads Ohio, Antigonish Co., passed away June 8, 2000, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of Barbara (MacInnnis) Shupe and the late Arthur Shupe. She was a member of St. Joseph's Parish CWL and an active community worker, volunteering for numerous organizations. She is survived by her husband, Jerome; daughter, Tammy (Roy) Germon; granddaughter, Rebecca Marie, Ottawa; sister, Diane (Willie) MacIsaac, Ohio; brothers, Artie (Cindy), Antigonish; Sean (Bonnie), High River, Alberta. Arrangements have been entruste dto C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish. Funeral will be held 2 p.m. today, June 11, 2000 in St. Joseph's Church, St. Joseph's, Rev. Daniel MacLennan officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Martha's Hospital Palliative Care or Hospital in the Home.
MURRAY, Evelyn Sarah (Nicholson) - 92, of Halifax, passed away June 8, 2000, at Northwood Center, Halifax. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late George Joseph and Alice Mary (Lawlor) Howe. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In her earlier years, she worked for the F.W. Woolworth Company and Hillis and Sons Foundry and for 20 years at the outpatient department of the Victoria General Hospital. She then moved to Reading, Mass., and on the death of her second husband she resided in Ottawa for a number of years before returning to Halifax,. 20 years ago. She is survived by her stepson Paul Murray, U.S.A.,; Two grandchildren; four great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Clarence Nicholson; her second husband, Ted Murray, Reading, Mass.; son, William F. (Bill) Nicholson, Strathroy, Ont.; brothers, Philip Howe, USA; (George) Joseph Howe, Ottawa, Ont.; sisters, Marion (Lampier) Cook, and Ruth Lawlor Foster , both of Halifax. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Service and Interment will be held at a later date.
PIERCE, Susan G. - 45, of Chester, passed away June 9, 2000 in the South Shore Regional Hospital Bridgewater. Born in Lunenburg, she was the daughter of George and Doris (Swinimer) Keddy, of Bridgewater. Besides her parents, she is survived by her common-law husband, Michael Gates; her daughter, Amanda at home; sister, Sandra (Donald) Smith, Martins Point; maternal grandparents, Ronald and Jessie Swinimer, Western Shore; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; a niece, a nephew and one grand nephew; her good friend, Kim Heisler. Predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Dempson and Emma Keddy. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Funeral service at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 12, 2000 in Chester United Baptist Church, with Rev. Dan Green officiating. Burial in the Western Shore Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of ones choice. Refreshments will be served at the Western Shore Legion Hall following the committal service. Arrangements entrusted to Davis Funeral Home, Chester.
RIGGINS, John Joseph - 62, passed away June 8, 2000 in the V.G. Site, QEII, Palliative Care Unit after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Born in Edmonton, he was the son of Milton (Jim) and the late Marie Isabelle Riggins. Surviving are his wife, Connie (Roache) and loving son, Gavin. Also survived by son, John and daughter, Patricia (John) from previous marriage; four grandchildren; sisters, Elaine (Murray) and Debbie (Ian) and brother, Dick (Marianne). Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 12, at St. Catherine's of Sienna Parish, Bayers Road, Halifax with Father Raymond March officiating. Private committal service will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation or charity of your choice.
SCOTCHBURN, Marilyn Patricia - 59, Halifax, passed away June 8, 2000, at home. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Patrick Garety and Ida Mercer . She was a volunteer and member of the White Ensign Legion 129 for many years. Her hard work raising her three children will not be forgotten. Surviving are her husband, William Scotchburn; daughter, Candice Romans, Dartmouth; sons, Keith Garety, Halifax; Blair Romans, Halifax; sister, Lois Garety, Dartmouth; brother, Wayne Mercer, Dartmouth; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, in Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home, Robie Street, Rev. Bill Dye officiating. Burial in St. Paul's Anglican Cemetery, Terence Bay. Donations to Canadian Red Cross Society, VON, Palliative Care or any charity.
STAPLES, Madora "Dora" Mildred - 90, Debert, Colchester Co., passed away June 8, 2000, at home. Born in Debert, she was a daughter of the late Amblish and Blanche (Waddell) Matthews. She was a lifelong resident of Debert, a member of the Debert Baptist Church and spent several years as Credit Manager at Sear's in Truro. She is survived by sons, Leon, Truro; James, Ohio, United States; sister, Melba Beeswanger, Debert; brothers, John Eric, Debert; Laurie, Truro; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by brothers, Roy, Harold, Kenneth, James, Clarence, Percy and Grant. Visitating will be held 7-9 p.m. today, June 11, 2000 in Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, June 12, 2000 in Debert Baptist Church, Pastor David Roberston officiating. Burial in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Debert Baptist Church, the VON or to any charity.
WRIGHT, Sylvia Ann - 56, of Middle Sackville, passed away June 10, 2000 at QEII, Health Sciences Building. Born in Kentville, she was the daughter of Evelyn (Schofield) Harvey of Kentville and the late Roland Harvey. She is survived by her husband William "Bill"; sisters, Lillian Farmer, Kentville; Kathleen Jefferson, Upper Tantallon; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Barb and Jack Hall; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m., Thursday, June 15, 2000 Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, Lower Sackville, John Giggey officiating. Burial at later date. Arrangement entrsusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation or a local Jehovah Witness Congregation.
WILLIAMS, Margaret "Peggy" Anne - 96, Sydney, formerly of Newlands Avenue, Sydney, passed away peacefully June 9, 2000, in the Cove Guest Home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Ottawa Brook, Victoria Co., December 1, 1903. She was a daughter of the late Mary Ann (MacNeil) Bartholomew and the late Earnest Bartholomew. Peggy was a very gifted person who will be long remembered for her paintings, decorating and flower arranging. Up until her recent illness, she was a very active person who enjoyed travelling, eating out and shopping. She maintained a keen interest in her family and all aspects of life; this kept her young. She is survived by a son, Gerald, British Columbia; son-in-law, John Y. MacDonald; daughter-in-law, Velma Williams; grandchildren, Diane, Roy, Edna, Linda, Gail, Patsy, Sheila, Paul, Wayne, Bruce and Sandra; 23 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Fred; sons, Roy and Earl; daughters, Evelyn and Alice; sister, Bessie May. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Monday, June 12, at 1 p.m., Rev. Tom Whent officiating. Interment in Alfred Smith Memorial Cemetery, Howie Centre. Donations may be made to The Cove Guest Home for their loving and compassionate care of "Nanny".