AVERY, Howard William - 78, of Canso, passed away April 14, 2001, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Larry's River, he was a son of the late Jeffrey and Mamie (Gerrior) Avery. He was a retired laborer, a member of Star of the Sea Parish and a former member of the Canso Volunteer Fire Department. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving in France and Germany with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. He was a life member and past president of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 46, Canso. He is survived by his wife, the former Thelma Hurst; daughter, Deborah (Kevin), Canso; sons, James (Linda), Scarborough, Ont.; Wayne (Patricia), Barry (Corine), all of Canso; sister, Mamie (Pete) Marcotte, Port Hood; brothers, Abram (Audrey), Windsor; Victor (Lucina), Hammonds Plains Rd., Bedford; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brother, Emmett; sisters, Mildred and Elizabeth. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2001 in Star of the Sea Church, Canso, Rev. Daniel Boudreau officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Veterans Club of Canso.
BEEL, Mary Alalia - 83, of Fairview Villa Nursing Home, Halifax, formerly of Hansford, Cumberland Co., passed away Saturday, April 14, 2001, in the Villa. Born in Beaver Bank, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Elmira (Donnahee) Dean. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a member of St. Cornelius Roman Catholic Church, Streets Ridge, Cumberland Co. She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Ernest Beel in 1987. She was also predeceased by sister, Mrs. Catherine Grantham; brothers, Edward, Robert, John, Charles, Frank and Thomas. Funeral service 4 p.m. today, April 17, 2001 in St. Cornelius Roman Catholic Church, Streets Ridge, Father Patrick Cosgrove officiating, assisted by her nephew, Deacon Bernard Coffin. Burial will take place in Oxford Pine Grove Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Cornelius Roman Catholic Church Memorial Fund or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Allen's Funeral Home, 60 Water St., Oxford.
BOOKER, Robert Edward - 64, of Middle Sackville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 14th, 2001, in the VG Site, QEII. Born on June 13, 1936 in Ottawa, he was a son of the late George and Rose (Hudson) Booker. Bob served in the Canadian Forces (Navy) from 1954-1979, and retired as a Warrant Officer. Bob enjoyed CB radios, computers and loved to cook. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, the former Wanita Yvonne Hagenah; daughter, Debbie Johnston, Middle Sackville; son, David (Sharry), Beaver Bank; brothers, Richard, Port Alberni, BC; Bill, Barrie, Ont.; grandchildren, Danielle, Kyle, Corey; many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2001 in Atlantic Funeral Home Chapel, 125 Sackville Dr., Lr. Sackville. Interment in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Old Sackville Road. Reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home Family Reception Centre. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Bob's memory to the Medical-Surgical-ICU Unit, QEII, 1278 Tower Road, Halifax, NS.
BOYLE, Captain Charles, CD CF Ret'd - 71, of St. Vincent's Guest House, Halifax, passed away March 30, 2001 in Halifax. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he was a son of the late William and Margaret Boyle. He worked in the Merchant Marine and Royal Navy before accepting a transfer to the Royal Canadian Navy in 1956. Retired from the Canadian Navy in 1971. He was First Officer on Canadian Coast Guard Ships until a career ending injury in 1974. He enjoyed retirement in England and Canada. Survived by daughters, Caroline Kerr (Ken), Halifax; Susan Stoney (Peter), Windsor; sons, Andrew (Marlene), Halifax; David (Laurel), Lower Sackville; sisters, Myra, England; grandchildren, Matthew, Douglas, Alexander, Mitchell, Luke, Evan; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by wife, Kathleen; sister, Margaret. Cremation has taken place. A gathering for family and friends will be held April 21, from 3-5 p.m. at 24 Donaldson Avenue, Halifax. Donations to St. Vincent's Guest House, Halifax, Brain Injury Association of NS or charity of your choice.
BUTLER, Joan Mary (nee Chalander Frisby) - 81, of East Chester, Lunenburg County, passed away Monday, April 16, 2001 in the Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Joan was born August 10, 1919 in London, England. She was a daughter of the late Ernest and Amelia (Kirk) Chalander Frisby. She is survived by her adoring husband, Edwin Francis Butler; her loving sons, Michael E. Butler, St. John, NB and Peter R. Butler, Beaconsfield, Quebec; daughters-in-law, Mary-Anne and Alexandra; grandchildren, Stephanie, Natalie and Peter; sister, Eleanor (Mrs. E.G. Humphrys), Cranbrook, England. Joan was married in London, England in January 1947 to R.C.A.F Flight Lieutenant Edwin Butler and came to Canada later that same year. A devoted mother, she raised her family in Lachine, Quebec. She became a full-time resident of Chester in 1978. Joan was one of the founding members of the Shoreham Village Ladies Auxiliary and in the development of the Meals on Wheels program. She served on the Board of Directors at Shoreham Village Home for Special Care, Chester and was also an active volunteer at the Zoe Valley Library and the Chester Food Bank. Joan was a strong supporter of the Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Her personal interests included reading and playing bridge with her dear friends. The entire Butler family would like to express a special thanks to Dr. Blaine Beaton and the hospital staff for their understanding, compassion and support. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, at 1 p.m. in St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester, Rev. Sean Taylor officiating. Please in lieu of flowers, send all donations to the Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, PO Box 1180, Lunenburg, NS, B0J 2C0. Arrangements entrusted to Davis Funeral Home, Chester. There will be no visitation at the funeral home and a private gathering for the immediate family only at their home following the service. .
HATCHARD, (Pelton) Lona M. - 72, Lr. Sackville, formerly of Chatham, NB, and Waterville, Kings Co., passed away April 15, 2001 in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Palliative Care Unit, VG Site. Born in Waterville, she was a daughter of the late Frederick B. and Bertha (Bent) Pelton. She was a member of the United Church of Canada, Chatham, NB, and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 3, Northumberland - Kent District, Chatham, NB. She had been the chairperson of the Domicillary Care Unit of the Veterans Wing of the Chatham Hospital. She was an avid dart player, having played on the Ladies Auxiliary team in Chatham. She is survived by sons, Raymond Allen (Joan), Marathon, Ont.; Allen George (Rose), WaWa, Ont.; Barry James (Beth), New Glasgow; Paul Douglas, Thunder Bay, Ont.; daughters, Theresa Mary Hatchard, Ottawa, Ont.; Valerie Lynne (Terry) Ravary, Ottawa, Ont.; Donna Marie (Dana) Forshner, Lower Sackville; sister, Frances Pelton, Bridgetown; grandchildren, Jennifer, Shannon, Allan Jr., Jessica, Jonathan, Gregory, Samanda, Douglas, Billy, Lori-Ann, Tammy, Brian, Melanie, Denny, Samantha, Emilee; great-grandchildren, Kieran, Brittany and Isaiah; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, George Alden Hatchard; brothers, Wilfred, Robert and Harris Pelton. Visitation from 2-5 and 7-9 Wednesday, April 18 in the H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Berwick, from where the funeral will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Rev. Barbara Hull (her niece) officiating. Burial in the Berwick Cemetery. Donations may be made to the NS Lung Association, Police Association of NS Scotia or to Easter Seals.
CORNEY, Allen David - 86, of West Dover, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2001 in Shoreham Village Home for Special Care, Chester. Born in West Dover, he was a son of the late John and Cassie (Cleveland) Corney. He served in Canada for four years in the Canadian Army and was later employed with Standard Construction and J.W. Lindsay Enterprise Ltd. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by his daughter, Florence (Lyle) Morash, West Dover; two grandsons; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Effie Alcia Zinck; brothers, Raymond and Harold; sister, Rose (Giezer) Arnold. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in West Dover United Baptist Church from where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2001. Rev. Gerald Zinck officiating. Burial will follow in East Dover Baptist Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to West Dover United Baptist Church or Shoreham Village for Special Care. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax.
JULIAN, Edgar Thomas - 38, of Indian Brook, Hants County, passed away suddenly on Friday, April 13, 2001, as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Born in Truro, he was the son of John and Catherine (Paul) Julian of Indian Brook. He is survived by brothers Gerald, John, Russell and Paul; sisters Sylvia French and Sandra, all of Indian Brook. He was predeceased by a brother, Dale. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. today, April 17, 2001 at St. Catherine's R.C. Church, Indian Brook, Fr. Tom Kurudeepan O.M.I. officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie.
KINGAN, Deborah Genevieve - 50, of Highcrest Nursing Home, Springhill, passed away Friday, April 13, 2001, at the home. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late John and Theresa (Murray) Kingan. She is survived by brothers, John (Nancy), Las Vegas; James (Susan), Springhill; sisters, Mary Lou Kingan and Margot (Arnold) Greenhow, all of Springhill; and Joanne Kingan, Hamilton, Ont. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Besides her mother and father, she was predeceased by one nephew, Ronald Greenhow. Cremation has taken place under the direction of A.H. Brown Funeral Home. A memorial mass will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 11 a.m. from the Saint John's Roman Catholic Church, Springhill. Father Patrick Cosgrove officiating. Burial will take place in the Hillside Cemetery at a later date.
MacKINNON, John Lauchlin - 33, of Banks Road, Inverness, passed away Friday, April 13, 2001, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born in Inverness, he was a son of Helen (MacIsaac) MacKinnon, Inverness and the late Ronald A. MacKinnon. He was a member of Stella Maris Parish, Inverness. John fought very long and hard in his battle with cancer. As a young man, he started working on farms before entering the fishing industry, where he fished everything from lobster to tuna. He then decided to buy his own truck and drive coast to coast to make a living. He was a wonderful son, husband, father, brother and uncle as well as a terrific friend to all. He will be sadly missed and never forgotten. He is survived by his wife, the former Lee Ann Gaudreau; daughter, Kenzie Lee, at home; sons, Maynard Lauchlin and John Riley, both at home; sisters, Dorothy (Junior) Young, Kentville; Charlene (Richard) Stewart and Mary MacKinnon, Inverness; brothers, Duncan (Maisie), Inverness; Angus, Summerside, P.E.I.; two nieces and four nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Ronald Allan. Funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. today, April 17, 2001 in Stella Maris Church, Inverness, Rev. Alex MacLellan officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Palliative Care, Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to Inverness Funeral Home.
MacKINNON, Mary Louise - 83, of New Waterford, passed away April 13, 2001, in New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Born in New Waterford, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. P.G. Muise. She is survived by four daughters, Diane, Karen, Elaine and Olivia; a son, Blaise; a sister, Bernice; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Dan Diddles; sons, Alexander, Danny and Butch; eight brothers; three sisters. Funeral will be held 10 a.m. today, April 17, 2001 in Mount Carmel Church, Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford.
MacKNIGHT, Justin Kent - 14, of MacLellan's Brook, Pictou Co., passed away Friday April 13, 2001, in the IWK Grace Health Centre. Born in New Glasgow, he was the son of D. Kent and Joanne (Pitts) MacKnight, MacLellan's Brook. He was resident of MacLellan's Brook all of his life. He was a grade eight student at Thorburn Consolidated School. Justin was an avid hockey player and enjoyed four wheeling with his friends. He is survived by a sister, Amy Jean, at home; maternal grandparents, Francis and Jean Pitts, Thorburn; paternal grandmother, Joyce MacKnight, New Glasgow; maternal uncles, Randy (Cindy) Pitts, Linacy; Brad (Paula) Pitts, Linacy; Lyle (Crystal) Pitts, Thorburn; paternal aunt, Cindy (Brian) MacIntosh, New Glasgow; several cousins. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Robert H. MacKnight. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, April 17, 2001 in Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn, Rev. Glenn MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations in Justin's memory may be made to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, IWK Grace Health Centre or Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn. Arrangements entrusted to H.W. Angus Funeral, Home New Glasgow.
McINTYRE, Brendan Carl - 59, of Glace Bay, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2001 at home. Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late John "Joe" and Irene (Hollingsworth) McIntyre. Brendan was a beloved husband and father. He was a wonderful cook and housekeeper who helped to care for his mother-in-law in a compassionate, loving way. He was a member of Saint John the Baptist Church, New Aberdeen. He was a former member of Branch 78 Legion, Dominion and was employed with DEVCO until his retirement in 1981. He was also a member of the Dragger Team. For many years he played guitar and sang with various bands and always retained his love of music. He is survived by his wife, the former Sheila Sudworth Ross; daughters, Anita (David) Parsons; Joan McIntyre; step-daughter, Vanessa Ross; all of Glace Bay; son Gerald (Cathy), St. Catherine's, Ont.; brothers, Byron "Dick", Kitchener, Ont.; Reginald, Bedford; special cousin, Mary MacMullen; mother-in-law, Blanche Sudworth; grandchildren, Andrew and Ryan. He was predeceased by brother Vernon "Bo" and sister, Joan. Visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, April 17 in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2001 in Saint John the Baptist Church, Father Paul MacGillivray officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to a charity of choice.
MATTIE, Margaret J. - 87, of Court Street, Antigonish, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2001, in R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish. Born in Lakevale, Antigonish Co., she was a daughter of the late Hugh M. and Catherine (Boyd) MacNeil. Margaret was a graduate of Mount St. Bernard College, president of the N.S. Women's Liberal Association, member of St. Ninian's CWL, and for many years Division Registrar of births and deaths. She is survived by her son, Dave; daughter, Donna MacPherson, Antigonish; sister, Sylina MacDonald, Lochaber; grandsons, Brad and Dean MacPherson; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Joe Mattie; sisters, Rose and Kay; brothers, Michael and A.J. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. today, April 17, 2001 in St. Ninian's Cathedral, Antigonish, Rev. Will MacPherson officiating. Burial in St. Ninian's Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Friends of the R.K. Arrangements entrusted to MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish.
MEGENEY, Mary Celia - 92, of 44 Chapel Street, Springhill, passed away on
April 14, 2001 at the East Cumberland Lodge. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Greta (Harrison) Storey. She is survived by daughter, Joan (Roy) Dawson of Lower Sackville; brother, Lorne Storey of Amherst; sister, Hilda Storey of Amherst. She is also survived by grandchildren, Jack of Cold Lake; Scott (Debbie) of Winnipeg; Jamie (Pam) of Sackville; Jill (Ian) of Mount Uniacke; great-grandchildren, Megan, Nicole, Michelle and Dylan; several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, James Megeney, she was predeceased by brothers, Earl, Raymond, Donald and Murray; sister, Verna. On Wednesday, April 18, there will be visiting from 1:30-3 p.m., which will be followed by the funeral service at 3 p.m. from the A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Rev. Frank Likely officiating. Donations in her memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.
MOMBOURQUETTE, Wilfred Amedee - 75, of Boutilier's Point, passed away suddenly at home on April 15, 2001. Born in Arichat, Cape Breton, he was the son of the late Simon and Evageline (Theriault) Mombourquette. Wilfred will be fondly remembered as a loving, caring and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, brother and a friend to many. He was very proud of his family and of all their accomplishments. He was a veteran of the 2nd World War, serving in the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. He retired from HMCS Dockyards with 33 years service in 1985. He was a carpenter and locksmith by trade, but was lovingly known by his family as "The Inventor", a handyman and jack-of-all-trades. He took great pride in his many woodworking projects, renovating his home and building furniture for his family. He had a long "to do" list for every season and always had a new project on the go. Family gatherings and sing-a-longs were among some of his most treasured times. He enjoyed camping, playing his guitar, harmonica and keyboard, and was always ready for a game of crib with whomever would challenge him. Wilfred had a passion for life and was young at heart and in mind and soul. He loved a good joke and had a great talent for storytelling, especially over a cup of freshly brewed coffee. He loved to dance and was the first one on the floor and the last one off. He couldn't resist making an entrance without his trademark dance steps. Wilfred, Dad, Grampy, Amedee, Uncle Wilfred, Uncle Amedee, Woozie, you always put your family first. Whenever we needed you, were always there to offer support or lend a hand. You will never be forgotten and will be sadly missed by all whose lives you've touched. We are comforted by knowing that you are still watching over us. We love and miss you. The stairway to Heaven must have been in need of repair. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marion (nee Cornelius); son, Don, Halifax; daughters, Sharon (Douglas) Keel, Boutilier's Point; Cynthia MacInnis, Halifax; Paulette (Don) Gillespie; Twila (Rick) McInnis, both of Hammonds Plains; Angela (Adrian) Coupe, Hubbards; brother, Arthur (Olive), Ottawa; sisters, Margaret (James) Briand, Agnes Comstock, both of Halifax; Helen Wilkie, Dartmouth; Nora Purdy, Goodwood; Florence Ryan, Timberlea-Lakeside; eight grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the Ronald A. Walker Funeral Homes. Wilfred's wishes were for a family committal service to be held at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation.
PETERS, Martha - of 6179 Pepperell St., Halifax, passed away in the VG Site, QEII on Sunday, April 15, 2001. Martha was a lifelong resident of Halifax, she spent her life as a devoted parishioner of St. Patrick's Church, Brunswick St. and St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Oxford St. She had a special devotion to St. Anne De Beau Pre and visited the shrine on many occasions. A very loving and compassionate person, she will be remembered and missed for her devotion to her family, parents, brothers and sisters and for her patience and generosity. Her passing leaves a great void in the life of the only remaining member of her family, her loving sister, Anne. Martha is survived by her sister, Anne Peters. She was predeceased by her parents, Mary and Simon Peters; brothers, John and Anthony Peters. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Snow's Funeral Home, where there will be visitation today, April 17, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held in St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 18 at 10 a.m., Father Theriault officiating. The organist will be her cousin Frank Arab. Internment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Sackville.
PINEO, Merle Carleton, MWO CD W/CLASP (ret'd) - 79, of South Ohio, Yarmouth Co., passed away April 14, 2001, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Waterville, Kings Co., he was a son of the late Ralph R. and Ada A. (Pelton) Pineo. He was a soldier having served in several locations from coast to coast in Canada and Germany, for 27 years. He is survived by his wife, the former Iona M. Nickerson; daughter, Patricia Muise, South Ohio; sons, Gregory, Kleinburg, Ont.; David, Halifax; Stephen, Mississauga, Ont.; brother, Melvin, Brampton, Ont.; two granddaughters and two grandsons. He was predeceased by sister, Vora (Mississauga, Ont.); brothers, Archibald and Shirley; one granddaughter. Most of his military career was with Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. He was a master mason and a member of Beaver Lodge, Germany, British Columbia Society of Architecture and Engineering Technologists, United Church of Canada and Yarmouth Y's Men Club. Visitation today, 7-9 p.m., funeral service Wednesday, 2 p.m., both in Sweeny's Funeral Chapel, Yarmouth, Rev. A.D. "Bill" Newell and Rev. Ray Corbett officiating. Interment in Chebogue Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
ROACHE, Jonathan Edsel - 19, of Lockeport, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2001 in Roseway Hospital, Sandy Point. He will be sorely missed by his parents, Edsel James Roache and Ruth Mae (Townsend) Roache; his older sister, Cindy; little brother, Timothy, Lockeport; grandparents, Eugene and Julia Roache, West Head. Jonathan was born in Halifax and grew up in Lockeport, graduating from Lockeport Regional High School in the summer of 1999. He studied Business Information Technology at the NSCC in Shelburne and was employed at Lydgate Services Limited. Jonathan was the perfect gentleman, a contented and kind-hearted person whose loss will be mourned by all who knew him. He was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Perley and Mary Townsend; paternal grandmother, Sarah Roache. Visitation today, April 17 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Lockeport. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2001 in Lockeport United Baptist Church, Rev. Charles Bull, Rev. Ron Coole and Rev. David Elliott officiating. Burial will be in Osborne Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Lockeport Volunteer Fire Department, Roseway Hospital Foundation, First Ragged Island United Baptist Church or Osborne Cemetery Association.
STEPHENS, David Ernest - 54, passed away suddenly on April 11, 2001 in Dartmouth. Born June 13, 1946 in Truro, he was a son of Ronald and the late Florence (Stevens) Stephens. He graduated from NS Teachers College in 1965 and continued undergraduate studies through State University of NY and College at Oswego. He taught at Eastern Shore District High School, Cole Harbour District High School and Sackville High School. He was involved with dozens of community and school activities and was the founder and curator of the Musquodoboit Railway Museum. He was the Regional Coordinator for ELF Foundation (supervised 29 foreign exchange students), taught at Language Camps in Canada and Mexico and worked as a volunteer on Projects Overseas (CTF) in Ghana, West Africa. He married Glenda Power in 1966 and had two children, Ronda (Faulkner) and Juli (Langille). He remarried in 1990 to Susan Randles, and had a step-son, Evan; and daughter, Lauren. He wrote seven books, mainly historical non-fiction for Lancelot Press. He began travel writing with his wife Susan in 1992, together producing three travel guide books, hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, guide book updates and Internet articles. They wrote the Romantic Getaways column for The Sunday Daily News for seven years. They traveled extensively in Canada, USA, Europe and the Caribbean. He is survived by his wife, Susan; his four children; two grandchildren; brothers, Ronald Jr., Truro; Gerald, Ontario; sister, Judith, Truro; and his father, Ronald, Truro. He was predeceased by his mother, Florence. The remains have been cremated. A private family memorial only will be held. A gathering for close, personal and supportive friends will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2001 from 3-5 p.m. at 2147 Portobello Road to share wonderful memories of Dave. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Society.
STODDARD, Zaidee Fraser - 101, passed away in Halifax on Saturday, April 14, 2001. Born in Clam Harbour on November 16, 1899, she was a daughter of Janet (Archibald) and Arthur Fraser Stoddard. She began her career teaching school for four years in the Musquodoboit Valley. In 1920, she went West to teach in Saskatchewan and in 1922, she entered Manitoba College in Winnipeg to take the Deaconess Course. She graduated in 1925 and was appointed by the Home Mission Board of the United Church of Canada to Robertson Memorial Church, Winnipeg, where she remained until her retirement in 1964. She loved her work in Winnipeg which brought her in touch with many new immigrants from Europe who had settled in the city's north end. In the summers she enjoyed being a leader at United Church Fresh Air Camps in Gimli, Manitoba. From 1964 to 1968 she worked with Seniors at Regent's Park United Church, also in Winnipeg. She kept in touch with her many friends in the West after she returned to Nova Scotia in 1986. Zaidee made her home at different times with her sisters, Jobie in Halifax and Marguerite in Dartmouth. She became a member of St. John's United Church, Halifax. She had resided in Armview Estates since April 1995, where she celebrated her 100th birthday on November 16, 1999, with friends and family. In March 2000, Zaidee was honored with a special plaque as one of the few employees of United Church of Canada to have lived in three centuries. Zaidee was predeceased by her parents and by sisters, Grace (Mrs. Scott Burgess), Jennie (Mrs. W.C. Dowell) and Jobina "Jobie" as well as by brothers, Alfred, Fulton, Dr. Carl, Edgar and Borden Stoddard. Surviving are sister, Marguerite (Mrs. Laurie R. Black), Dartmouth; brother, Carmen, Halifax. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and their families. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in St. John's United Church, Windsor St., Halifax, at 2 p.m. today, April 17. Memorial donations may be made to Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada, 3250 Bloor St. W., Etobicoke, ON, M8X 2Y4 or to a charity of choice.
THOMPSON, Marjorie Aileen - 70, of Elmsdale, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 14th, 2001 at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, surrounded by loving family. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Ornan Charles and Edith Irene (Silver) Mossman. She was a long time resident of Elmsdale and member of St. Matthew's Presbyterian Church. She was a secretary at NS Power for five years. Marjorie, with her husband, operated the family business Elm Avenue Dairy for over twenty years in Elmsdale. After the passing of her husband she returned to H.E.R.H. and graduated from the business education program in 1978. For a time she was employed with Central Guaranty Trust and with the Halifax Flying Club at the airport. She is survived by daughters Cathy (Frank) Corning of Sydney, Elizabeth (Kevin) Anthony of Hubley and son Robert (Colleen) of Elmsdale, a sister Dorothy (Ray) Isenor of Dartmouth, grandchildren Michael and Heather Corning, Christopher and Alexander Anthony, Amanda, Jennifer and Michelle Thompson. She was predeceased by her husband Robert. There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be held 1:30 pm Wednesday, April 18th, 2001 at St. Matthews Presbyterian Church, Elmsdale, Rev. Janet DeWolfe officiating. Cremation has taken place, private burial will be in the Sandy Hill Cemetery, Belnan. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to St. Matthew's Presbyterian Church. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie.