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NOVA SCOTIA - Lunenburg - Miscellaneous Obituaries from the Lighthouse Log - 1

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Friday, 23 October 2009, at 6:15 p.m.

Basil S. Brownless
1925 - 2002
Basil S. Brownless, 77, of Lunenburg died Saturday, December 21, 2002 in the Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born in Bristol, England in 1925, the son of an Anglican minister. He was educated at Christ's Hospital — the famous Bluecoat School. He went straight from school into the Royal Navy, serving in the D-Day Invasion and also in South-East Asia. He was a legion member for many years. For 20 years, he was a journalist. He edited two weekly newspapers and worked on various British newspapers including the Oxford Mail. He then studied at Hereford Teacher's College. In 1970, he emigrated to Nova Scotia with his wife Mary, and two children, Edmund and Ruth. Continuing his studies at Acadia University, he taught English at West Kings District High School, and later music to hundreds of children at various elementary schools in the Annapolis Valley and the South Shore, over a period of nearly 20 years, staging a number of large musical productions. He wrote songs and verses, and composed a number of part-songs. He was organist and choir director at various churches, including Berwick Baptist Church, St. Mary's, Auburn, and St. Stephen's, Chester, where he was instrumental in the installation of the classical pipe
organ in 1981.
Retiring to Lunenburg, he was responsible for the restoration of Solomon House, and also the historic mural in the old courthouse (now St. John's Church Hall). He was chairman of the Heritage Committee for some years and a member of the Parish Council. After the disastrous fire at St. John's Anglican Church, he wrote two books about the church: The Story of Lunenburg's Most Historic Church, and Some Thoughts on the Rebuilding of St. John's Anglican Church. He arranged about 200 hymns and songs for the church bells which he presented to the church handwritten in the form of a book. This miraculously survived the fire.
The family wishes to express many thanks to everyone, especially our friend George Munroe, Archdeacon Gregory Pritchard and all many friends who have been so kind and helpful during his illness. The attention given by Dr. Blaine Beaton, Dr. David Abriel and all the wonderful nurses at Fishermen's Memorial Hospital has been very much appreciated. Many thanks also to Zion Lutheran Church, and to Mike Zinck of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home for his kind attention.
He is survived by his wife Mary, Lunenburg; son Edmund, Frankfurt and Main, Germany; and a daughter Ruth and son-in-law Rod Mackay, St. Stephen, New Brunswick.
A commemoration service was held on Friday, December 27, 2002 at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Dr. Gregory Pritchard officiated.
Donations may be made to the St. John's Anglican Church Restoration Fund, the Canadian Cancer Society (NS Division), or the Fishermen's Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy #3, Lunenburg.

George Thomas Merkley
George Thomas Merkley, age 70 of Indian Point, Lunenburg County, passed away so peacefully on December 25, 2002 at home, after a long and courageous battle against prostate cancer.
He was the only son of the late George and Una Merkley of Chesterville, Ontario.
He spent 28 years in the Royal Canadian Navy (Fleet Air Arm), followed by eight years as a realtor with Royal Trust Real Estate in Metro. Upon retirement from his short second career, he and his late wife spent nine years cruising the Caribbean.
Surviving are his dearest partner, Mary Gillies; sons Scott (Lorraine) of Moosonee, Ontario; John of Vancouver; Brian of Dartmouth; daughters Gwen of Dartmouth; and Brenda of Lantz; grandchildren Sarah and Patrick Long, Tanya and Joel Little. He was predeceased by his first wife, Patricia Scarsbrook, and his second wife, Beverley Kent.
Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be held at the Union Church, Indian Point on Saturday, July 5, 2003 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the VON, Lunenburg County or the Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg.

Marjorie Jean (O’Brien) Taylor
TAYLOR, Marjorie Jean (O’Brien) — 62, died peacefully in her home in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia on Friday, December 20, 2002. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of Bertha Elizabeth (Ogilvie) O'Brien and the late Milton William O’Brien. After raising her family, she completed a B.A. at Saint Mary’s University, and a law degree at Dalhousie University. Active volunteer in the community of Bridgewater, she served on several volunteer boards, most notably at The Ark. In 2001, she was recognized by the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg for her volunteer services. She had a lifelong interest in matters of health, physical, mental and spiritual and served as a resource in that regard for many.
Beloved mother of Terry Lynne, Jordan Kenneth (Meridyth), and Natalie Susan (David) and grandmother of Dylan. She is survived by her children and grandchild, her mother, her siblings, Kenneth (Leslie), Eric (Margie), Don (Elaine) and Carol (David), and several nieces and nephews.
In accordance with her wishes, there was no funeral service. There was a reception to celebrate her life on December 28, 2002, from 3 - 5 p.m. at 76 Elm Street (Activity Centre), Bridgewater, for friends and family. Arrangements entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Bridgewater. Donations may be made to The Ark, 655 King Street, Bridgewater, B4V 1B5. On-line condolences may be made at www.sweenysfuneralhome.com.

Ruby (MacKay) (Wong) Cross
Ruby (MacKay) (Wong) Cross, 78, of Brooklyn, Queens County, died Thursday, December 26, 2002 at Queens General Hospital, Liverpool. Born in Jordans Bay, Shelburne County, she was a daughter of the late Willard and Edith (Pierce) MacKay. She was co-owner of the former Radio Café in Bridgewater for many years.
She is survived by her daughter Ruby (Ken) Seamone of Pinehurst; sons Gene (Celeste) Wong of Brooklyn, and Lawrence (Linda) Wong of Cloverdale, New Brunswick; step-on Terry Cross; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. Also, a brother Frank (Janet) of Brooklyn. She was predeceased by her first husband, Sing Wong, and her second husband, James Cross; an infant grandson; sister Florence, and brothers Everett, Archie and Donald.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, where a memorial service was held on Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 2:30 p.m., Dr. Phillip Griffin-Allwood officiating. Burial of cremated remains will be at a later date. Immediate family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Queens General Hospital Foundation, Pilgrim United Church, Brooklyn, or to any charity.

Doran Leroy Mailman
Doran Leroy Mailman, 82, of Chelsea, Lunenburg County, passed away February 12, 2003 in Shoreham Village Nursing Home, Chester. Born in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Cecil Allen and Jennie Blanche (Wentzell) Mailman.
He is survived by sister, Marjorie Robar, Chelsea; brothers Donald (Sylvia), Marshall (Norma), both of Chelsea; Lewis and Bruce both of New Elm, numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister Thelma Oickle, brother Russell and several sisters in infancy.
The body rested at Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Bridgewater. Funeral service was held in the Chelsea United Baptist Church, Chelsea, Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 11 a.m., with Rev. John Kaulback officiating. Pallbearers were Charles Robar, Jeffrey Robar, Anzel Mailman, Todd Mailman, Paul Mailman and Mark Macpherson. Interment was at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Chelsea.

Harry Enos Hartling
Harry Enos Hartling, 65, formerly of LaHave passed away February 26th, 2003 at St. Mark’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah after a long battle with Huntington’s disease. Harry was a man of many trades. During his life he served in the Canadian Merchant Marines, performed Arc Welding while employed for Bethlehem Steel in California, and worked his way up as plant superintendent for a major kitchenware manufacturer. His fondest memories were of those times he spent at sea. Harry also enjoyed fishing, and collecting worldwide stamps and decorative decanters.
He was the son of Venus Hartling of Bridgewater and the late Burleigh Hartling (LaHave). He is survived by son, Tony Leonard (Christine) Hartling and their children Jennifer and Stephanie, Layton, Utah; daughter Roxanna Lynn (Albert) Obringer and their children Lindsay and Casey, Roseville, California; daughter Nicole O’Hagan, San Jose, California; sister Alice (Ed) Zwicker of Powell River, B.C.; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Timothy James Hartling. Cremation has taken place.

Paul Clyde Hubley
Paul Clyde Hubley passed away after a brief illness at the South Shore Regional Hospital on February 3, 2003. He was born in Bridgewater on May 20, 1938 to the late Harry and Ethel (Fancy) Hubley.
He is survived by brother Ronald (Sheila), Newcombville; sisters Pearl Conway, New Glasgow; Dolly (Caroll) Young, Bridgewater and Sandra (Richard) Meisner, Bridgewater. He was predeceased by a sister Zetha in infancy and a brother Kenneth.
Funeral service was held at Sweeny’s Funeral Chapel on February 6, 2003 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James Slack, Jr. officiating. Hymns rendered by organist Margaret Hutchinson were “Amazing Grace” and “Jesus the Very Thought of You.” Tributes by sister Dolly and nephew Aaron were read during the service. Pallbearers were nephews Robert and Darren Young, Charles, Keith and Ronald Conway, and grand-nephew Devan Naugler. Interment was in Brookside Cemetery.

Rocky Dale Tanner
Rocky Dale Tanner, stillborn son of Cheryl and Jonathan Tanner of Sweetland, died January 11, 2003 in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Service at Sweetland Cemetery, January 16, 2003.

Roseville Mark Lohnes
Roseville Mark Lohnes, 82, of Lunenburg passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at home. Born in Rhodes Corner, he was the son of the late Ellsworth and L. Jean (Crouse) Lohnes. He served during World War 11 in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Later he worked at National Sea Products, Lunenburg and then worked at the CNR Express. Rozzie then went to work at the Lunenburg Post Office until his retirement. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #23, Lunenburg for 56 years. He was a very active member of Zion Lutheran Church, Lunenburg, member of the male choir, past treasurer, past Sunday School teacher and a member of the church council. He was a member of the Bluenose Senior Citizens’ Bridge Club, and a member of the Lunenburg Curling Club for 25 years.
He is survived by daughter Dianne Lohnes, Toronto; sister Phyllis and husband Herbert Zinck, Lunenburg; loving companion, Eva Aulenback, Blockhouse; granddaughter Cristina and husband Paul Lorentz, Waterloo, Ontario; several nieces and nephews; several cousins. He was predeceased by his wife the former Ruth Marguerite Crouse.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, Lunenburg with funeral service held on February 17, 2003 in Zion Lutheran Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Douglas Moore officiating. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations were made to Zion Lutheran Church, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #23 or other charity of choice.

William J. (Bill) Manning
Manning, William J. (Bill) – 74 years of age, of Torbay, Newfoundland, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2003, at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John’s. Born in Torbay, he was the son of the late John and Catherine (Hynes) Manning. Also, predeceased by his daughter Nonie. Leaving to mourn and will be sadly missed by his wife of 50 years, Rosie; two sons: Norman (Beverly), New Brunswick; Bill Jr. (Ann Marie), Torbay; grandchildren: Angela (Justin) Belcourt, Alberta; Karla (Levi) Reid, B.C.; Kurtis and Kyle Manning, Torbay; great-grandchildren Avery and Liam Belcourt, Alberta; sister-in-law: Nonie Watt, Nova Scotia; brother Tom (Loretta), sisters: Sheila (Ron) Maher, Catherine (John) Molloy, all of Torbay, as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. He rested at Caul’s Funeral Home, Torbay. Visitation was Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Funeral Mass was held on Monday, February 17th, 2003 at 10 a.m. from Holy Trinity Church, Torbay. Interment followed at R.C. Cemetery, Bauline Line, Torbay.

Brian Lawrence Fraser
Brian Lawrence Fraser, 48, of Riverton passed away Friday, April 11, 2003 at home. Born in Bridgewater he was a son of Florence (Haines) Fraser of Shelburne, and the late Carroll Fraser. He was owner of Thompson Bros. Roofing and Siding Ltd.
He is survived by his wife, the former Phyllis Fraser; daughters Megan, Courtney, Bekki; son Lucas, all at home; granddaughter Kayley; sisters Janet Stewart, Patti Ross, both of Cape Island; brothers Gary, Darrell, both of Bridgewater.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation was 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, 2003 in the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow and funeral service held from there on Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at 2 p.m., Rev. Michael Mugford officiating. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Aberdeen Hospital, Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice.

Edith (May) Dorey
Edith May Dorey, 89, of Bridgewater passed away peacefully February 18, 2003 at Mahone Nursing Home, Mahone Bay. Born in Bridgewater she was the daughter of the late William and Ida May Weagle.
To all who knew her she was known as May. She was a devoted wife who took care of her husband Joseph of 33 years until his passing in 1967. She remained a widow but was never alone with family and friends always near her. She loved to sew and quilt in her pastime. Always caring for others, her door was always open to family, friends and even strangers. She was always happy with what she had in life and was never one to complain. She will be sadly missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
She was predeceased by her sister Inez and a brother Dawson. She is survived by daughters Bernice Clarke (Donald), Martins Brook; Joyce Llewellyn (Bowman), Wileville; grandchildren; Gary, Carolyn, Wade, Jeffery, Diana, Mitchell, Shelley, Gail, Debbie, Pamela and Jane. 16 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held at Sweeny’s Funeral Chapel, Bridgewater. Archdeacon John Clarke officiating. Interment was in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater. Organist was Margaret Hutchinson. Pallbearers were Donald Mahaney, Bazil Meisner, Jeffery Llewellyn, Timmy Llewellyn, John Hiltz and Daniel Creaser. Flowers: Casket spray - daughters Bernice, Joyce and families; arrangement - granddaughter Carolyn and family; arrangement - grandson Gary and family; wreath - grandson Jeffery and family; heart - granddaughter Shelley and family; cross - granddaughter Diana and Andy; arrangement - Donna Mercer and family; rose-in-hand - Victoria and Diana; lid roses - Jenna, Kaitlin, Bailee, Josie, Pamela, Debbie, Gail and Jane. Donations were made to the charity of choice.

Elizabeth “Libby” Oakes
OAKES, Elizabeth Ann “Libby” – 64, Conquerall Bank, Lunenburg Co., passed away February 27, 2003, at home. Born in Conquerall Bank, she was a daughter of the late Ellis and Nellie (Cleversey) Wentzell. She is survived by her husband, Donald; son Kevin (Lillian), Dartmouth; grandsons, Craig and Logan, both of Dartmouth; brothers, Clayton (Shantee), Whitby, Ont.; Byron (Gayle), Newmarket, Ont.; Roderick (Margaret), Conquerall Bank; sister Mabel Jane (Michael) Robar, Chelsea. Visitation was held Saturday, March 1, 2003 in Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Bridgewater, where funeral service was held Sunday, March 2, 2003, Rev. Jonathan McKay officiating. Burial was in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Conquerall Bank. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to South Shore Regional Hospital Foundation, Bridgewater or a charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be made at: www.sweenysfuneralhome.com.

Helen “Patricia” Burke
Helen “Patricia” Burke, 71, North River, Lunenburg County, passed away with her husband of 52 years, Raymond, on Tuesday, April 1, 2003, as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
Born September 12, 1931, in Montreal, Quebec, she was a daughter of the late Alfred “Joe” and Miriam (Hinds) Ponting. She was a long-time employee of Scotiabank. She loved her family and gave unselfishly to others. She will be in our hearts and thoughts forever.
She will be sadly missed by her daughter Sylvia (Vernon) Beaver, Waverley; sons Ken (Donna), Bridgewater; Stephen (Heather), Chemainus, B.C.; Tom (Debby), Dartmouth; Paul, Montreal; beloved grandchildren Adam, Aimee, Andrew, Erin, Sarah, Joseph, Ryan, Chad, Justine; brothers Bob (Estelle) Ponting, Alfred (Ellen) Ponting, George (Olive) Ponting; sisters Laura (John) Sauve, Marina (Rick) Francis. She was predeceased by her sister Irene; half-brothers Clifford and Fred.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation was 7-9 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2003; funeral service was 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 6, 2003, both in the R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville, Rev. Pat Gow officiating. A private family burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch of Canadian Diabetes Association.

Raymond Michael Curtis Burke
Raymond Michael Curtis Burke, 74, North River, Lunenburg, passed away with his wife of 52 years, Pat, on Tuesday, April 1, 2003, as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
Born October 18, 1928, in Westmount, Quebec, he was a son of the late Michael and Jane (Sheehy) Burke. He retired from the Royal Canadian Navy after 21 years of service, took up accounting and was employed at the Halifax Housing Authority. During his lifetime, he enjoyed sports, bowling, fishing, gardening and playing the piano. He was a one-of-a-kind grandfather and will be remembered by all who knew him for his quick wit and sense of humour.
He will be sadly missed by her daughter Sylvia (Vernon) Beaver, Waverley; sons Ken (Donna), Bridgewater; Stephen (Heather), Chemainus, B.C.; Tom (Debby), Dartmouth; Paul, Montreal; beloved grandchildren Adam, Aimee, Andrew, Erin, Sarah, Joseph, Ryan, Chad, Justine. He was predeceased by his brother “Tom”.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation was 7-9 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2003; funeral service was 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 6, 2003, both in the R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville, Rev. Pat Gow officiating. A private family burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch of Canadian Diabetes Association.

Leslie Stephen Wile
Leslie Stephen Wile of Lower Branch passed away peacefully at the Veterans’ Unit of the Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital in Lunenburg on November 26, 2002. Leslie was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, who had a special talent for putting a smile on the face of everyone around him. He always had a story to tell, a joke to be told, or a little tune to brighten your day. He left his family and friends with many wonderful memories that will stay in their hearts forever.
Leslie grew up in the community of Wileville, and returned there to raise his own family after serving overseas in the Second World War. Leslie had a love for music and could play almost any instrument, but the ones he loved the most were the guitar, fiddle and accordion. He played side-by-side with his good friend Wilson Wile at many community events and in the homes of his friends. Leslie also loved the outdoors; fishing and hunting were a big part of his life. He had a successful career in the carpentry business, and built many of the homes in his community. In his retirement years, the love for carpentry turned into a hobby of woodworking in which he spent numerous hours in his workshop creating beautiful pieces of work for his children and grandchildren. Leslie also loved to play cards and spend many Wednesday nights doing so, at the Seniors’ Club in Bridgewater. He spent the last two years at the Veterans’ Unit of the Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital, where he quickly became part of their family, making many new friends and reuniting with friends from years ago.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie (Rafuse); daughters Holly (Mike) Smith, Midville Branch; Margo (Bill) Dooley, Cherry Hill; Sandra (Clifford) Slauenwhite, Italy Cross; son Stephen (Niki) Wile, Alberta; stepdaughters Jeannette (Peter) Jefferson, Hebbville; Trudy (Derrick) Langille, Pleasantville; Wendy (Gary) Feindel, Brooklyn; and stepson Charles Zwicker, Bridgewater; 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brother Daniel “Buddy” (Joan) Wile, Wileville; sisters Betty Northrup, Lunenburg; Linda (Ross) Publicover, Ontario; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Lettie (Zwicker); granddaughter Kandi Smith; stepson Patrick Zwicker; sisters Lena Smith, Edith Hoyt-Gillingham, Bernice in infancy; brother Max Wile.
A memorial service was held on November 29, 2002 in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgewater with Rev. James Slack, Jr. officiating. Interment was at the Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater. Special words were given by his granddaughters Danielle Frampton, Malory Jefferson and Kayla Langille. Special songs by Bruce Oakes. Pallbearer, Bill Dooley (son-in-law). Donations were made to the Veterans’ Unit of the Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital, Health Services Foundation, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Calvary Lutheran Church, Canadian Cancer Society, and to the family. Flower were from family only.

M. Helen Muise
MUISE, M. Helen – 94, Bridgewater, formerly of Liverpool, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2003, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Quinan, Yarmouth Co., she was a daughter of the late John B. and Mary Ann (Muise) Frontain. She was a member of Sisters of the Holy Family, Sherbrooke, Que. for three years and employed with the Sisters of Charity Convent, West Pubnico for several years. She was a member of St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, Liverpool for 57 years where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the choir. She is survived by her daughters, Katherine Buckler, Bridgewater; Louise (Ronald) Dugas, Lower Sackville; her son, Jim (Patricia McDougall), Cole Harbour; grandchildren, John, Julie (Allen), Nel, Ellen (Brian) Martell, Michele (Mark) Peveril, Michael and Joseph; great-grandson, Adam Martell; her sister, Charlotte, Lower Sackville. She was predeceased by her husband, Leo, son, John Edward; sisters, Elizabeth, Mary Rose, Julie Ann and Anna; brothers, William, Stanley, Simon and Leander. Funeral mass was held at St. Joseph’s Church, Bridgewater. Interment at St. Gregory’s, Liverpool.

Melbourne George “Mellie” Baker
Melbourne George “Millie” Baker, 89 of Lunenburg passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at the Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg.
Born in East Port Medway, he was the second oldest child of Ralph and Carrie (Connolly) Baker.
Melbourne started fishing at a young age and except for three years in the army; a short term in the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires in Halifax, Mellie as he was known to his friends, spent his working years on schooners, wet fish draggers and longliners. In his retirement years, Mellie enjoyed pleasure fishing with his own boat. He, along with two of his brothers served in the infantry in the Second World War, a veteran of the D-Day landing at Juno Beach and the European campaign. He was a long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #23, Lunenburg and attended St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by friend and caregiver of 30 years, Sylvia Selig; son, George (Marguerite) Baker, Mahone Bay; grandson, Michael (Debbie) Baker, Bedford; great-granddaughters, Jessica and Jillian Baker; step-children, Hazel Knickle and son Keith of Northwest; Lawrence Selig and family of Dartmouth; sisters Vera Dowell, Black Point; Thelma Kenneally, Liverpool; brothers, Gerald (Garnett) Baker, Crousetown; Ralph Baker Jr. (friend Hollis Bowers), Port Mouton and many nieces, nephews and seven step-grandchildren and their families.
He was predeceased by his wife the former Flora C. Tanner; brother Arnold; sister Rita; stepsons Gordon and Jessen Selig; step-daughter, Jean Selig.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg with Legion Service held Thursday at 6:45 followed by visitation from 7-9 p.m. and funeral service was held 2:00 p.m. Friday, Reverend Laurence Mawhinney officiated. Interment held in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, The Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

Wilford Harvey “Wilfred” Stevens
Wilford Harvey “Wilfred” Stevens, Western Shore, passed away January 29, 2003, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born on Big Tancook Island, March 6, 1932, he was the eldest son of the late Harvey and Cordelia (Wilson) Stevens. As a young man, he worked for Karl Carlson Shipping and spent several years on the M.V. Theron. In 1955-1956, he participated in the British Trans-Antarctic Expedition under the direction of Sir Edmund Hillary and Sir Vivian Fuchs. As a scallop and trawler fisherman, he worked for Scotia Trawler and Riverport Seafoods and as a plant worker for National Sea Products until his retirement. After his retirement, he enjoyed woodworking with a special interest in building model boats. His time was also spent going out in his boat to fish for mackerel, going for walks and playing cards.
He was husband to Ethel (Sawler); father of Charles (Janet), Maitland, and Dianne (David) Percival, Bible Hill; and Poppy to his beloved grandchildren, Courtney and Kevin Stevens. He is also survived by nine sisters and brothers, Madeline (John) Hutt, Big Tancook Island; Wallace (Dorthey), White Rock, B.C.; Marshall (Pauline), Masons Beach; Clarence (Frances), Dartmouth; Warren (Leola), Walden; Sarah (Russell) Selig, Bayport; Leonard (Diane), Coombs, B.C.; Margaret Laffin, Masons Beach; Donald (Cheryl), Oakhill; many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at Mahone Funeral Home on February 1, 2003, with Rev. Tom Kerr officiating. Hymns sung were “Amazing Grace” and “Rock of Ages.” Grandson Kevin read the poem “A Heart for Children.” Interment at a later date in the Western Shore Cemetery.

Ethel Diane Stevens
Ethel Diane Stevens, Western Shore, passed away February 1, 2003, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in East Chester on May 9, 1942, she was the adopted daughter of the late Charles “Clifford” Sawler and Lillian Didcock. As a young woman, she worked as a waitress at the Lobster House Dine and Dance. After her children were school age, she began working at the Oak Island Inn, and then at Highliner Foods until her illness last year. In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting, cross-stitch, knitting, flea markets and especially spending time with her grandchildren.
She was mother to Charles (Janet), Maitland, and daughter Dianne (David) Percival, Bible Hill, and Nanny to her beloved grandchildren, Courtney and Kevin Stevens. She is also survived by her biological mother Grethe “Greta” Murray, Nappan; half-brother Ian (Betty Ann), Orleans, Ontario; half-sister Linda (Nick) O’Toole, Erinville, Ontario, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased on January 29, 2003 by her husband Wilfred.
A memorial service was held at Sweeny’s Funeral Chapel on February 8, 2003, with Rev. Tom Kerr officiating. Hymns sung were “The Old Rugged Cross” and “The Lord’s My Shepherd.” A touching poem “Wonderful Grandmother” was read by her granddaughter, Courtney. Interment at a later date in the Western Shore Cemetery.

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