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NOVA SCOTIA - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 178

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Date: Wednesday, 23 April 2008, at 12:22 p.m.

ANDERSON (Laidlaw), Edith Florence - 83, of 51 Old Beaver Bank Rd., Lower Sackville, NS, passed away February 4, 2001 in the V.G. Hospital. Born October 10, 1917 in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Florence (Boyce) Laidlaw. Survived by daughters, Carol (William) Hicken, Lower Sackville; Judith (Jack) Simpson, Edmonton; sons, David (Phyllis), Arizona; Robie Jr. (Cathy), Halifax; Ross (Karen), Florida; sisters, Margaret, Calgary; Dorothy, Ont.; Marie, California; Marion, Halifax; Claire, Brookside; Florence, Halifax; 9 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Robie Harold Anderson Sr.; brothers, Ralph and James; sister, Barbara. Private family graveside service will be held at St. John's Cemetery, Father Owen Connolly officiating. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, Sackville.

BRIFFETT, Marie - 69, of 203 3rd Avenue, Verdun, Quebec passed away Monday, February 5, 2001 at Verdun General Hospital. Born in Donkin she was the daughter of the late Edward and Isabella (Noseworthy) Briffitt. Marie was a resident of Verdun since 1948 and a member of St. Willibrordi Parish, Verdun and a former member of St. Gregory's Parish in Donkin. Marie was a retired employee with Northern Telecom. She will be sadly missed by brother's; David, Verdun, Quebec, Ronald (Margaret), Dieppe, N.B. and Malcolm, Donkin, sister; Gladys (Mrs. Herbert Spurrel), Athleston, Quebec. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brothers; Frank, Joseph, Fred, James and Albert "Tony" and half brother; Thomas Yetman and a sister; Beatrice. Visitation and funeral mass celebration at St. Gregory's Church, Donkin will be under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay with the date and time to be announced.

BRINTON, Jean Christina - 83, of 1082 Bedford Highway, Bedford, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2001, while visiting in Westville. Born in Hammonds Plains, she was a daughter of the late John and Deklla (Brigley) Kehoe. She was a homemaker and was a member of the International order of Forresters. She was a member of All Saints Anglican Church, Bedford. She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl (Hugh Campbell), at home; a son, Paul (Diane), Calgary, Alta. She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer; sisters, Edna Mitchell, Eileen Smeltzer, Nora Smith, Mary Mullins; brothers, Edwin and Wels Kehoe. There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held 1p.m. today from All Saints Anglican Church, Bedford, with Rev. Robert Power officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Donations in her memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association. Arrangements entrusted to Eagles Funeral Home.

CASEY, Jessie Rita - 81, born February 21, 1920, in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of Thomas and Hannah (MacIntyre) Casey. She attended Mount Saint Vincent and graduated from the Maritime School of Social Work. She served with the R.C.A.F. women's division in WWII and she worked with the N.S. Department of Community Services and later as Maritime Command Social Worker with the Canadian Navy. She is survived by sisters, Catherine Clancy, Sara Walsh, Mary Casey, all of Halifax; Dr. Joan, New York; brothers, Patrick, Venice Gardens, Florida; Dr. Thomas, Halifax; James Ladner, B.C. Funeral will take place today, February 6, at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Burial at a later date in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully accepted through any Catholic Church to the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace.

CONRAD, Althea Lillian "Thea"- 78, Halifax, passed away peacefully in hospital, with her family at her side, on Sunday, February 4, 2001. Born in Truro, she was the daughter of the late Theophilius Alexander and Anne (McLellan) Conrad. She was a retired banker and a devote member of The Cathedral Church of All Saints in Halifax. Thea enjoyed an active social life, including travel, and will be deeply missed by her family members and many friends. She will be especially remembered by her numerous nieces, nephews and their children - whom she loved and supported as her own. Thea was a mentor and a friend to many and will always be thought of with love and fondness. Thea had a most elegant disposition and leaves behind a legacy of remarkable humour, kindness and generosity. Brothers, Arthur, Halifax; Frank, George, Ronald, all of Truro; and Robert, Charlottetown, survive her. She was pre-deceased by sisters, Margaret (Mrs. James Norrie), North Bay, Ont.; Nina (Mrs.Gray Davis), Truro; Lena (Mrs. Robert Mann), Mississauga, Ont.; Constance (Mrs. Roderick McConnell), Orilla, Ont.; and infant sister Kathleen. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at The Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax, at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2001. A reception will follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or any children's foundation. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen Street.

DEWAR; Beulah Mae - 87, of Hantsport, NS passed away February 4, 2001 in the Dykeland Lodge, Windsor, NS Born in Wolfville, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Evelyn (Levy)Jodrey. She was employed for several years as a salesperson for cosmetics in the valley area. She was a member and a choir member of the Hantsport Baptist Church, the Women's Missionary Society and the Philatheas. She was an active member of the Liberal Association of NS. She is survived by a son Wray (Lois), Hantsport; daughters, Mary Lou (David) Muttart, Wolfville; Sharon (Hugh) Dewar-Boyd, St. Petersburg, Florida/Evangeline Beach, NS; brother, Morley (Viola), Gaspereau; sister, Blanche Folker, Hansport; grandchildren, Moorea, Kelly, Carmen, Tom, Jennifer, Mary, Greg, Spencer, David, Jo-Marie, Tara; great-grandchildren, Ben, Jillian, and Jacob. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Dewar; a son, Wayne; brothers, Roy, Joseph, Harley and Carroll. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, in the H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Wolfville. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday in the Hantsport Baptist Church. Reverend Terry Coldwell and Reverend Dr. John Bartol officiating. Burial in the Gaspereau cemetery, Gaspereau at a later date. Memorial donations to the Hantsport Baptist Church Memorial Fund or the Dykeland Lodge, Windsor, NS.

LEWIS, Capt. John Neville - 66, of Bedford, passed away suddenly and peacefully at home on Sunday, February 4, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Rita Olivia Lewis; sons, Julian and Giles(wife Louise) Aucland-Lewis, both of England; daughter, Sara and her husband Scott Wickenden, Hamilton, ON. Visiting will be Thursday, February 8, 2001 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St., funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday in Christ Church (Octerloney St., Dartmouth), Archdeacon Paul Smith officiating. Burial at a later date in lieu of flowers, donations to Heart and Stroke or a charity of choice.

HUME, Audrey Leone (Shatford) - Chester, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2001, at Shoreham Village Home. Born in Fox Point, she was the daughter of the late Oliver and Flora Shatford. She was a dedicated member of the Chester United Baptist Church and served on a variety of committees. She was a long time member of the Chester Golf Club and an avid card player. She enjoyed curling and square dancing. She was a veteran of Shoreham Village and the Red Cross. Audrey was well known for visiting the sick and many people were recipients of her baked "goodies". Her sense of humour, boundless energy and unselfishness were her special gifts. She is survived by sons, Karl (Linda), Chester; Brian (June), Chester; and Allen (Kym), Middleton and sisters, Grace Cahill (Tantallon) and Ena Harnish (Birchy Head). Also she is survived by six grandchildren, Jill, Peter, Robert, Jane, Trevor and Tanya; step grandchildren, Colin and Ryan; and 3 great grandchildren, Megan, Julia and Diana. She is predeceased by her husband, Charles Percy and 11 brothers and sisters. The body is at the Davis Funeral Home, Chester, visiting hours 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, February 6. Funeral will be Wednesday, February 7, at 2 p.m. in Chester United Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Green and Dr. M. Allen Gibson officiating. Burial in Pinehill Cemetery, Chester. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the IWK Hospital, Chester United Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or the Chester Volunteer Fire Department.

HUNT, David Arthur - 70, of Stewiacke, passed away in the Colchester Regional Hospital on Saturday, February 3, 2001. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Bernard and Caroline (Bennett) Hunt. David was a long time employee of Standard Paveing, service of 28 years. He enjoyed being with his grandchildren and spending time with his dog, he also enjoyed going fishing, watching deer and his yard work. He is survived by his sons, Bucky (Hilda); Artie (Barb); Walter (Judy); Paul (Brenda); Peter (Vicky); Terry (Brenda) daughters Edie, (Greg); Barbie (Mike); Dale at home; brother and special friend Jimmy and companion Joyce; brothers Peter (Nancy); Fred (Betty); Richard (Lillian); Walter; sisters Betty, Catherine, Edie (Harold); 16 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Cecilia; brother Kenny; special friend Jimmy Stewart. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. today, at Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie, Father Arthur Gouthro S.A. officiating. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Truro Palliative Care, VON, or the Canadian Cancer Society. A special thank you to the Palliative Care Unit in Truro and the VON.

MacDONALD, Dolores Evelyn - 61, Shad Bay, passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2001, at her home. Born April 16, 1939 in Bayside, she was a daughter of the late Selvin and Thelma Graves. She was a member of Bayside Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Kenneth "Ken" MacDonald; son, Kevin (Debi) and their children, Jason and Jacquelyn, Prospect; sisters, Shirley Graves, Ontario; Lois (Rev. Terry) Tingley, Bayside; brother, Doug Graves (Faye), Bayside; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother, Max; brother-in-law, Bob Gary. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2001, in Atlantic Funeral Home Chapel, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax, Rev. Timothy McFarland officiating. Reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home Family Reception Centre. Private family interment at a later date in the Bayside Baptist Church Cemetery. No flowers by family request. In lieu, please consider a donation in Dolores' memory to the Bayside Baptist Church, c/o Linda Mosher, 34 Faders Road, Bayside, NS B3Z 1L7.

MacKINNON, Donald Joseph - 56, of Dartmouth, passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2001, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Halifax, he was a son of Marie (Boudreau) and the late John MacKinnon. He was retired from the Post Office. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and especially spending time with his family and the light of his life, his granddaughter Madeline. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed. He is survived by his wife, the former Lorraine Arsenault; daughters, Alanna Connors (Darrin) and granddaughter Madeline, Dartmouth; Dawn MacKinnon, Mexico; son, David MacKinnon, Dartmouth; sister, Patricia MacKinnon, Montreal; and Ma and Pop Arsenault, Halifax. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. today at Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. Memorial service 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Dartmouth. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

McCANN, Carrie Maude - 93, of Windsor, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2001, in Haliburton Place, Windsor. Born October 9, 1907 in Poplar Grove, Hants County, she was a daughter of the late Lorenzo and Adelaine (Clark) Miller. Carrie was Past Noble Grand of Leila Rebekah Lodge #59, Windsor, past president of Ladies Auxiliary Canton Halifax #1, and a member of Windsor United Church. She is survived by a step-son, Aubrey McCann, Windsor; step-daughter Erma (McCann) Coffin, Beaconsfield, PQ; grandchildren, Judith (Pat) Bardon, Mississauga, Ont.; Patsy (Terry) Collins, Bedford; Debbie (Mike) Johns, Beaconsfield, PQ; great-grandchildren, Christopher and Trevor Bardon, Jonathan and Kelly-Ann Collins, Brandon and Stephanie Johns; great-great-granddaughter Grace; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Victor Martin McCann; brothers, Robert and Gordon Miller; sister Myrtle (Miller) Hatt. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service and burial will be held in the spring at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Haliburton Place or Senior Wheel Chair Bus Fund in care of Haliburton Place, Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, N.S. Arrangements entrusted to Lohnes-Beazley Funeral Home, 419 Albert Street, Windsor.

LESLIE, Allen N. - 68, of Economy, Colchester County passed away Sunday, February 4, 2001 at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Five Islands, he was the son of the late Everett and Alice (Corbett) Leslie. For many years he resided in Five Islands with his uncle John and aunt Mary (Corbett) Boyd and his cousin Leah. He was a member of the Economy United Church. He was employed for 30 years with IMP Aerospace, Amherst until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Joan Field; his family, Jim and Cheryl, Maryann and Karen, Steve, all of Economy; a sister, Marion Moore, Five Islands; 2 grandchildren, Amie Leslie and Marlee Matthews; several nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, February 8 at the Economy United Church, the Rev. Dr. Kate Crawford officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Economy United Church or to the West Colchester Community Health Centre, Bass River. Arrangements under the direction of Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro.

MATHESON, Douglas Edgar - 78, of Dutch Village Road, Halifax, passed away February 4, 2001, in the QEII, Halifax. Born in River Phillip, he was a son of the late Netis and Laura (Taylor) Matheson. Mr. Matheson was an R.CA.F. veteran of WWII and worked for many years as a nursing orderly at Camp Hill Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Frances Lillian (Thompson); son, Wayne (June), Waterloo, ON.; sisters, Hazel (Jake) Legere, Hamilton; Phyllis (Earl) Fullerton, Pugwash; Helen (Lou) Belair, Ottawa; sister-in-law Jeanette Matheson, Ottawa; three grandchildren, Heather, Jennifer and Brent; two great-grandchildren, Owen and Kara; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Clarence; sister, Ethel. Visitation in St. John's Anglican Church, 3415 Dutch Village Road, Halifax, from 1-2 p.m. on February 6, followed by funeral liturgy at 2 p.m., Rev. Marian Burns officiating. Private family burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. John's Church or the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, 3460 Dutch Village Road, Halifax.

McMULLIN (Stubbert), Evelyn Julia - 78, passed away peacefully February 5, 2001 in Northwood Manor, Halifax. She was a daughter of the late John Stubbert and Mary Rankin. She was born in Belle Cote, Inverness Co., Cape Breton. Prior to her retirement, she was employed in the accounting department with Revenue Canada, Sears, CJCH, ENN-ESS Abattoir and MacKenzie Sales. She was a long time member of St. Catherine's of Siena Roman Catholic Church and a former member of St. Bridget's Roman Catholic Parish, Shubenacadie. She is survived by son, Donald (Suzanne), Calgary, Alta.; daughter, Judy (Lawrence) Williams, Milford Station, Hants Co.; grandchildren, Michael, Robert, Kelley, Erin; great grandchildren, Dylan and Jayden; sisters, Edna Jordan, Boston, Anna Walker, Courtney, BC; Kaye (Cyril) Sampson, Timberlea; Janet Stubbert, Montreal; brother, Rankin (Mary) Stubbert, Meadowbank, PEI. She was predeceased by her husband, John Gregory; daughter, Dianne; brothers, Ambrose and John. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax. Service will be held Thursday, February 8, at 9 a.m. in St. Catherine's of Siena Roman Catholic Church, Bayers Road, Halifax, Father Thomas White officiating. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Northwood Manor, Halifax. A special thank you to the nurses and staff, 5th floor Northwood Manor. "...in the twilight of memory we shall meet once more..." Kahlil Gibran.

MILLS, Eldon Campbell - 85, of Dartmouth, formerly of Melrose and Halifax, passed away February 4, 2001, in the QEII, Veterans' Memorial Building site, Halifax. Born in Glenelg, Guys. Co., he was a son of the late Alexander and Gretha (MacLeod) Mills. Eldon was a family man who had a diverse career and many interests in life. He had a 20 year navel career including overseas service in World War II; he was an instructor of medical laboratory technology for 18 years and a strawberry farmer for 13 years. His interests included bridge, sports and outdoor recreation. He is survived by his wife, the former Sheila Earle; daughter, Janet (Rob) Fraser, Halifax; sons, Brian (Paule Poulin), Edmonton, Alta; Bruce, Halifax; sister, Helen Scott, Glenelg; grandchildren, Molly and Nolan Fraser. He was predeceased by a sister, Mabel Carty and a brother, Harvey in infancy. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors 7-9 p.m. today, February 6, 2001, in the A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Dartmouth, and a second visitation 12:30-2 p.m. and funeral service Wednesday, February 7, both in the Kirk Memorial United Church, Aspen, Guys. Co., Rev. Jim Forbes officiating, assisted by Rev. John Earle. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Aspen. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Evergreen Cemetery, Aspen, or to the palliative care unit at the Cancer Treatment Research Foundation (CTRF), QEII, Halifax.

MORGAN, Rev. David Carl Irwin, BA, BTH, MTS - 44, Halifax, passed away suddenly at home on Friday, February 2, 2001, after suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrig's) Disease) for the past five years. He was a graduate of Mount Allison and McGill Universities and the Atlantic School of Theology. He held charges in Bideford, PEI, and Milford, Lantz, Gay's River Pastoral charge. He served on the Board of the ALS Society and executive of the Atlantic Seminar for Theological Education. He was a member of St. Matthews United Church, Halifax and the Truro Presbytery of the United Church of Canada. Surviving are his wife, Rev. Carolyn Nicholson; his parents, David and Jean (Bowers) Morgan; his sister, Brenda J. Wallace (John) and nephew, Craig M. Wallace, all of Halifax. For several years he was "Big Brother" to Chad Knockwood of Indian Brook. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, Windsor St. Funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, February 7, in St. Matthews United Church, Rev. Ross Bartlett officiating. Reception in church hall to follow. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the ALS Society of NS, Suite 318, 7071 Bayers Road, Halifax, NS, B3L 2C2.

PETER, Edna - 85, of MacGillivray Guest Home, formerly of Richardson Ave., Sydney, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2001, at the Guest Home. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Samual and Mary (Burke) Myers, of Sydney. She was a member of St. Anthony Daniel's Parish, C.W.L., Club 55, Sydney Pentioner's Club and the Ladies Auxiliary, Branch No. 12. Surviving is daughter, Barbara (Joe) Bryden, Sydney; sons, Pierce (Helen), Edmonton; Frank (Marie), Ottawa; Robert (Sherry), Sudberry, Ont.; David, Sydney; sisters, Luella MacKinnon, Sydney; Ena MacKinnon, Hamilton, Ont.; brother, Aubrey Myers, Sydney; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry; sisters, Mable Burdge, Kelly Lilllico; brother, Joe Myers. Visitation will be today, February 6, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in T.W. Curry's Funeral Home, Sydney. Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Anthony Daniel's Church, Sydney, Rev. Leo Boone officiating. Interment in Sydney Fork's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to MacGillivray's Guest Home or to a charity of choice.

POTHIER Charles Joseph - 84, of Halifax, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2001, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII. Born in Wedgeport, N.S., he was a son of the late Charles Eve and Sadie Pothier. He was the last surviving member of the 1938 graduating class of College Ste. Anne, where he received the Governor General's Medal. He served overseas in WWII as a lieutenant with the Royal Canadian Artillery. Following the war he returned to Dartmouth Furnishers where he was the general manager until 1961. He then became the general manager of Jacobson Brothers clothing store in Dartmouth. From 1978 until his retirement in 1990, he worked for Linwood Holdings Limited of Halifax. He was a 50 year member of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the Dartmouth Rotary during his working years in Dartmouth and a member of St. Stephen's Parish in Halifax for 50 years. He is survived by his sons, Guy; Philip and wife Mary; daughters, Claudine and husband Dr. Paul Renault; Dianne, all of Halifax; grandchildren, Danielle, Marc and Lise Renault; Philip and Laura Pothier; brothers, Harold (Wedgeport) and Hector (Lower Sackville); sisters Leona Pothier and Claire Pothier (Wedgeport); many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Ona; and brother Martin. The funeral will be today, February 6, at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen's Church, Halifax, Rev. Gérald LeBlanc officiating. Interment will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Camp Hill Veteran's' Memorial Hospital Fund or to the charity of your choice.

RAMEY, Margaret "Eleanor" - 92, of Chester, passed away February 4, 2001 in Shoreham Village Home for Special Care, Chester, where she resided for the past eleven years. Born in Chester, a daughter of the late William and Eda (Warner) Webber. She graduated from the Victoria General Hospital School of Nursing, Halifax in the early thirties and continued on staff as a registered nurse. She returned to Chester and worked with the local doctors assisting in many home deliveries. She was a member of St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester. She is survived by her sister, Julia Smith, Chester; sister-in-law, Anna Mae Webber, Marriotts Cove; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Pte. Gordon Ramey; sister, Vera and brother, Orvin. There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, at 11 a.m. in St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester, with Rev. Sean Taylor officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shoreham Village Home for Special Care or St. Stephen's Anglican Church Memorial Endowment Fund. Arrangements entrusted to Davis Funeral Home, Chester.

SHANNON, James Douglas "Doug" - 70, Eastern Passage, passed away February 4, 2001 at home. Born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Michael J. and Rosanah (Sheppard) Shannon. He was a retired employee of Ocean X where he served as a chief cook on the ship, Sanderling. He was a former member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Eastern Passage. Surviving are his sister, Dorothy (Ross) Avery, Eastern Passage; brothers, Joseph (Ivy), St. George, Nfld.; Leonard, Montreal, Que.; aunts, Avis Sheppard, Mount Uniacke; Kay Sheppard, Stephenville Crossing, Nfld.; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister, Theresa Norman, brother, Bernie; nephew, Gary. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, funeral 11 a.m. Thursday, February 8, all in the A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Dartmouth. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any charity.

SMITH, Violet Maude - 91, of Halifax, passed away peacefully February 2, 2001 at the Veteran Memorial Centre, in Halifax, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Bedford, NS, and lived in Churtsey, Surrey, England, during the first World War. She was a daughter of the late Bert and Margaret Maude Lock. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest J., a sister, Evelyn, Windsor, Ontario; a brother, Henry, Bedford. She is survived by her son, Robert and daughter in law, Janet, Waverley; grandsons, Andrew (Patricia), Bedford; Ian (Linda), Waverley; great granddaughters, Kristen and Rachel, Waverley "those dear little girls"; a sister, Margaret Fraser, Dartmouth; several nieces and nephews. Her love, warmth and ready wit will be sadly missed. Memorial service today 11 a.m. in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen Street, Archdeacon Paul Smith officiating. Private family burial will follow. Family flowers only, in lieu, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of choice.

VENEDAM, Alexander A. - 83, Dartmouth, passed away February 3, 2001 in the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late William and Ann Venedam. Surviving are his wife, the former Beatrice Poole; daughters, Eroco Hertwell and Dorothy (Earl) Irwin, both of Dartmouth; sons, William "Bill" (Sharon), Kenneth, Douglas, all of Dartmouth; Joseph (Linda), Pickering, Ont.; brothers, Michael, Rudolph, both of Toronto; sisters, Florence Brake, Brookside; Rita Perrin, Halifax; 15 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Arnold, Joseph, Walter; sister, Mary. Arrangements entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Private family service at a later date.

WATSON, Charles William - 72, Dartmouth, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2001, in the New Halifax Infirmary QEII, surrounded by his family. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Charles Leo and Sadie (Redmond) Watson. He was an active member of the Victoria Rd. Men's Brotherhood, former member of the seniors' choir and was involved in the advocacy efforts of the Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia. He was in the Army Reserves and a commissionaire for a combined 15 years. He worked in radio in Ontario and the East Coast and travelled with many well known Canadian music personalities and was a member of the singing group "All Gods Children". He will be sadly missed by his friend, James Borden. Surviving are his loving wife, Mary Magdelene (Colley); his daughter, Crystal Lynne, Dartmouth; sons, Charles Alexander, Dartmouth; stepchildren, Cassandra Mae, Patrick Andrew Colley, both at home; sisters, Doris Cooper, Shirley Newcomb, both of Halifax; foster son, Mark Colley, East Preston; grandchildren, Maurice Alexander Colley, Dartmouth; Andrew Nicholas Clarke, Bermuda; Patrice Lorraine Clayton, Ontario and Raytesha Deshon Ferguson, Dartmouth. He was predeceased by his first wife, Catherine Lucas and one brother in infancy. The remains are resting at Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today, February 6, 2001, in Victoria Road United Baptist Church, Rev. Elias Mutale officiating. Burial to follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia or the Victoria Road United Baptist Church.

WHITE, William (Bill) Henry - 71, 38 Crossin Street, Springhill, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2001, in All Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late William C. and Alberta J. Dixon. He worked at John Hunter's Red & White grocery store in Springhill for 17 years and later with the Springhill Miners Grant Program for several years. He was an adherent to the United Baptist Church, Springhill, a member of the Springhill Fire Department for 41 years and retired to Honorary Fireman in 2000. He was a member of the Blind Club and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, ball and hockey games and his family. He is survived by his wife, the former Joan Reynolds; sons, William (Billy), Quesnel, BC; Richard "Rooney" (Wendy), Port Howe, Cumb. Co.; Gerald, Springhill; brother, Richard White, Quesnel, BC; sisters, Doris (Doug) Reynolds, Moncton, NB; Joyce (Dan), McMillan, Springhill; Marilyn Oakley, Yarmouth; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Carl White. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today in the A.H. Brown Funeral Home in Springhill, Rev. Scott Balser officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Springhill Fire Department or charity of choice would be appreciated.

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