Hilda Idella (Naas) Joudrey
May 10, 1920 - February 16, 2005
Through songs and tears, scripture readings and prayers, Hilda Idella (Naas) Joudrey, 84, Mahone Bay, formerly of Upper Northfield, Lunenburg County, passed away at Mahone Nursing Home, February 16, 2005. Her daughters, Myrtle and Judith were with her to the very end. Mom knew her son, William was on his way.
The peace and calmness that filled Mom’s room, as she began her journey into eternal rest, free from the struggles of life, is something only those present could possibly understand.
Hilda was a private person who possessed a strong will, which kept her going in the many months of her very stressful illness.
Hilda was born in Newburne, the daughter of the late Ozem and Flossie (Dorey) Naas. She along with her late husband, Charles Archibald Joudrey, worked strenuously to build a home and raise a family. She was a brilliant lady, devoted cook, intelligent seamstress, cutting material to make her children’s clothing, just by looking at a picture, a beautiful quilter and very skilled at hooking mats.
Hilda was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Upper Northfield until she moved to Mahone Bay where she became a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She, in earlier years taught Sunday School and played the organ. While at Mt. Calvary she was a member of the Good Will Sewing Circle (Lower Group), where her knitting and sewing skills were put to good use.
She is survived by daughters, Myrtle (Donald) Andrews, Oakland; Judith (Arthur) Hamm, Mader’s Cove; son, William (Judy) Joudrey, Upper New Cornwall. Grandchildren, Darlene (Keith) Oickle, Sheila (Paul) Barkhouse, Brian (Kristina) Andrews, Charles Joudrey, Diana Joudrey. Great-grandchildren Gregory Oickle, Kimberley Oickle, Cody Barkhouse, Justin Barkhouse, Brianna Andrews. Sister, Helen Joudrey, Hillside Pines Nursing Home, Bridgewater; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Archibald Joudrey, brother, Ronald Naas.
Funeral service was held at Sweeny’s Funeral Chapel, Bridgewater, Sunday, February 20, Rev. David Maginley officiated. Margaret Hutchinson was organist and choir members from St. John’s were in attendance. Hymns “Beautiful Saviour” and “In the Garden” were sung. Pastor David Maginley had a very soothing message, son, William very graciously read the 23rd Psalm and daughter, Judith gave a final tribute to her Mom with a “Thank You”, she had written and shared with her previous to her passing.
Pallbearers, son, William, sons-in-law, Donald Andrews and Arthur Hamm, grandsons, Brian Andrews and Charles Joudrey, grandson-son-in-law, Paul Barkhouse, heartwarmingly carried Mom, Hilda, to her final resting place at Hillside Cemetery, Upper Northfield.
Family floral tributes; casket spray, Myrtle and Donnie, Judith and Arthur, William and Judy. Ledge flowers; grandchildren, their husband/ wife, each great-grandchild and Ophelia gave a white rose.
Memoriams in Hilda’s memory, went to St. John’s Lutheran Church; Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church; Heart and Stroke Foundation; Canadian Cancer Society; Harbour House and Hillside Cemetery, Upper Northfield; Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Bridgewater.
Doris Helena Bell
Doris Helena Bell, passed away peacefully at the South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater on Sunday, February 27, 2005. Born in Bridgewater she was the daughter of Elam and Beatrice Croft (Penny). She is survived by her husband, Eugene Owen Bell and their daughter, Bonnie and her husband, Milledge Bolivar of Midville Branch. A son, Laurie and his wife, Theresa of Halifax. As well there are four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Cremation has already taken place. A memorial service was held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Cookville, N.S. Sunday March 6th, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. Mr. James Woolner officiating. Interment at the Brookside Cemetery in Bridgewater will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses or the South Shore Regional Hospital. Arrangements were under the care of Serenity Cremation & Funeral Specialists Inc., PO Box 239, Port Williams, N.S. B0P 1T0.
Brian Keith Hatt
January 12, 1956 - February 12, 2005
On February 12, 2005, Brian Hatt passed away peacefully in Calgary at the age of 49. Predeceased by his parents, he is survived by four sisters, Sylvia, Shirley, Margaret and Barbara; and five brothers, Cedric, Bernie, Arthur, George and Dale in Nova Scotia and Ontario.
Brian will be remembered fondly for his good heart and his many adventures that eventually brought him to Calgary. Brian will be missed greatly among all of his friends.
A service of remembrance was held to honour Brian and his friendship at Heritage Funeral Home, 1708 - 16 Avenue, N.W., Calgary on Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at 1 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 3Y6.
Bruce Gordon Burgess
Bruce Gordon Burgess, 45, Prince George, British Columbia, passed away of natural causes on February 16, 2005. He was the son of Ron and Edyth Burgess, Rose Bay, Nova Scotia and the late Maureen (nee Brooks), Niagara, Ontario. He was predeceased by a daughter, Lauranne.
He is survived by a daughter, Katherine; a son, Jamie, Salmon Arm, British Columbia, and grandson, Brent, Hamilton, Ontario. He is also survived by his sister, Shelley (Paul) White, Upper LaHave, Nova Scotia; brothers, Michael, Hamilton, Ontario; Blair (Lynn), St. Catharines, Ontario, and Kevin (Pat) Afton, Vancouver. He was the great-nephew of Gwen Humphries and Doreen Burgess, Hamilton, Ontario; nephew of Sheila Burgess, Toronto, Ontario; Lynn and Vart Garing, Hamilton, Ontario. He will also be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.
Bruce was born in Hamilton, and raised and educated in Stoney Creek before settling in British Columbia where he had many friends. Cremation has taken place. A private family memorial service and interment in Nova Scotia will follow at a later date.
Carroll Boehner, 76, passed away February 11, 2005 at home in Martin’s River. Born in Martin’s River, March 11, 1928, he was the son of the late Allan and Hilda (Keddy) Boehner. He is survived by sisters, Marie and Pauline Boehner, Helen Eisnor of Martin’s River, brothers, Gordon (Jeanette) and Eugene (Connie) Boehner, sisters-in-law, Barbara and Joan also of Martin’s River. He was predeceased by brothers, Russell and Percy.
Funeral service was held in St. Martin’s Anglican Church, Martin’s River on February 16, 2005. Archdeacon Duanne Tanswell officiated. Hymns sung were “What a Friend we Have in Jesus,” “Nearer My God To Thee” and “Safe In The Arms of Jesus” selected by his sister Pauline. Interment in St. Martin’s Cemetery. Pallbearers were Allan and Stephen Boehner, Ron McIsaac, Chip Dickison, Wallace Langille and Wray Stronge. Floral tribute, casket spray, the family. Donations were made to St. Martin’s Church, St. Martin’s Cemetery, C.N.I.B., Wild Rose Park, Western Shore and Martin’s River Fire Department.
Margaret Armstrong Campbell
Campbell, Margaret Armstrong – born July 25, 1919 in Fredericton and Halifax passed away on February 26, 2005 in the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital (New Infirmary), in Halifax. She was a resident of 58 Walnut Street in Bridgewater, 1952-1966, and was an active Bridgewater curler, Sunday School teacher and Canadian Girls in Training (CGIT) leader. She was a daughter of the late Norman Isaac (born Brookville, NB, 1885) and Martha Ann (Steeves) Foster (born Rusagonis Station, NB, 1883). Prior to her retirement, Margie was a long-time employee of Aberdeen Paving, Bedford.
She was the last surviving Charter Member of the Dartmouth Ladies’ Curling Club, a Past President of the Bridgewater Ladies’ Curling Club and a former member of the St. Andrew’s (Dartmouth) Presbyterian Church Guild. She was an avid reader, loved her gardening and as a seamstress took great pride in clothing her children when they were young. She especially enjoyed her knitting and numerous hobbies and crafts, particularly crocheting baby toys and doll clothes. She was a strong advocate in her family for education in both her deeds as well as in her encouraging words. Her English skills, typing proficiency and proofreader’s eye were put to good use helping to earn eight university degrees among her sons and daughters in the days before word processors and computers, spending long, late, deadline-stressed hours, deciphering poor handwriting and all this after a long day of accounting work in the office.
Margie will be sadly missed by her sons, Bill Jr. (Pat), Halifax; Norman (Janet), Fredericton and Mahone Bay; Stuart (Dawn), Lower Sackville and daughter, Heather (Brian) Moore, Ottawa. She is also survived by her two sisters, Mary (the late Ralph) Worth, Halifax; Norma (the late Walter) Charters, Fredericton; a brother-in-law Frank Campbell (Yarmouth); 11 grandchildren, Heather (Fredericton) and Susan Campbell (Toronto); Lesley Moore Payne (Singapore); Darren (Kingston, ON) Jeremy (Ottawa) and Kelly (San Francisco) Moore; Pamela (Vancouver), Laura (Calgary) and Janis (Connecticut) Stelzer; Terri and Krista Campbell (Lr. Sackville) and 3 great-grandchildren, Lauren Morgan (Toronto), Kyra and Sierra Payne (Singapore) and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Bill Sr., and her eldest daughter, Mary Ellen (Lyle) Stelzer, Calgary.
Her family expresses their deep appreciation and sincere thanks to the staff and friends at the Berkeley Bedford for Margie’s wonderful 4 years there, to the staff and volunteers of Northwood Centre for their care and compassion during her brief residence and to her care companions Marie and Sharon for their constant love and support for Margie.
The funeral service took place in Snow’s Funeral Home Chapel in Halifax on March 2, 2005. Margie’s remains were laid to rest at Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation, 1660 Vimont Court, Cumberland, ON, K4A 4J4 or the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Nova Scotia (Curl for Kids) c/o Stephanie Simondsen, 287 Lacewood Drive, Unit 103, Box 303, Halifax, NS, B3M 3Y7
Sylvia Marie Hirtle
Sylvia Marie Hirtle, 75, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2005, in
the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, after a short illness.
Born on August 24, 1929, at Lunenburg, she was oldest of two daughters born to the late Harris Winwood & LeVaughn (Lohnes). She grew up in the town of Lunenburg. On June 19, 1954, she married her late husband, John Roseville (Rosie). She began her education at the New Town School until the end of Grade 3 when she attended Lunenburg Academy where she received her Grade 12 education, graduating in 1947. She attended the Maritime Business College, Halifax, where she graduated with a secretarial course in 1948. After graduation she worked at Lunenburg Foundry and Engineering Limited as a secretary, becoming secretary to the late Senator J.J. Kinley and later for Lt.-Gov. J. James Kinley before leaving in 1972 to raise her son. She was a devoted mother and cared deeply for her family. She was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School for 50 years and was superintendent of the Sunday School for approximately 20 years. Sylvia enjoyed travelling and camping and working in the church.
Surviving are son, David (Krista), Lunenburg; sister, Shirley (Otto) Hellenbach, Buffalo, NY; brothers-in-law; Walter, First South, and Ronald (Virginia), East LaHave; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, and on January 27, 2005 by her loving husband of 50 years, Rosie. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed. For the past 15 years, Sylvia was a quadriplegic and was cared for by her late husband until his illness in early 2004. Her acceptance, and positive attitude together with her strong faith was an example to all who knew her.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Highway #3, Lunenburg. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at Zion Lutheran Church, Lunenburg. The Reverend Ed Bastian officiating. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg.
Donald George Pentz
Donald George Pentz, 92, Lunenburg, formerly of Bridgewater, passed away May 16, 2005, in Harbour View Haven, Lunenburg where he had been residing for 1 1/2 years. Born in East LaHave, he was the son of the late Newton and Eugenia (Gerhardt) Pentz. Don was employed with Acadia Gas Engines in Bridgewater for 44 years and was a member of Bridgewater United Church.
He is survived by his daughter, Beverlee (Lewis) Hackett, Lunenburg, granddaughters, Marci (Rick) Elliott, Belleville, Ont.; Tania (Daniel) Cook and Jacki (Tony) Boutcher, all of Tanner's Settlement Road; great-granddaughters, Shaelyn, Camryn, Claudia, Claire, sisters, Ruth Oxner, Chester Basin; Eleanor (Jesse) Bushell, Calgary; Mary (Leslie) Russell, Halifax, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Hattie Spindler.
Funeral service was held in Bridgewater United Church, Rev. Ivan Norton officiating. Organist was David Zwicker. Burial was in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater. Floral tributes were from the family and various donations were made in Don's memory.
Bernice Pauline Brown
Bernice Pauline Brown, Conquerall Bank, passed away April 4, 2005 at South Shore Regional Hospital with family by her side. Born October 21, 1918 in Morristown, Kings Co., she was the daughter of the late George and Annie (Lamb) Lutz.
She grew up and lived in the Annapolis Valley until 1949, when she moved to Bridgewater with her husband, Lindsay. She made the South Shore her home, where she remained until her death. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and a friend to all who knew her. She loved nature and especially loved watching birds. She always made sure there was food for her feathered friends that visited, both winter and summer. They too will miss her presence. She was faithful member of the Bridgewater United Baptist Church and belonged to the Women’s Missionary Society there as well.
She is survived by daughter Cheryl Himmelman (Bill Allen), Bridgewater; grandsons Mark Himmelman (Brantford, Ont.), Michael Himmelman (Falmouth, NS); brothers Donald (Helen) Lutz, Laverne (Janet) Lutz, all of Halifax; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Lindsay. The funeral service, under the direction of Sweeny’s Funeral Home, was held on April 9 from the Bridgewater United Baptist Church, Rev. Eric Campbell officiating. A private family burial followed at the Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater.
Ida Mae Ernst
Ernst, Ida Mae (noted lifetime organist), crossed over peacefully at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre in Peterborough, Ontario on Sunday, May 22, 2005 in her 94th year.
Beloved wife of Karl Lawrence, dear mother of Peter, Albert, Anthony and his wife, Carole Lucille. Loving grandmother of Raoul, Peter, Bane and his fiancée, Holly Anne Huddlestone. Special aunt of Dorothy Hendry (Bowmanville); Barbara Zinck (Montreal); Marion Cyr and husband Alec (Northwest); Carol Rossi and husband Victor (Waverley) and Elizabeth Murky (Timonium, Maryland).
Predeceased by her father, John Eleazer; mother, Rosanna; sisters, Joyce Rhea and Erline; and brothers Albert and Gilbert.
Service will be held at Christ Evangelical Lutheran church in Mahone Bay on Sunday, June 5, 2005. A reception will be held in the fellowship hall from 12- 2 p.m. Service will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. David Maginley officiating. Private burial with family only will be in the Mahone Bay Cemetery.
Those wishing to commemorate Ida Mae through memorial donations, please consider St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mahone Bay.
Hendrik “Henk” Komst
On Saturday, May 21, 2005, his 91st birthday, Hendrik “Henk” Komst passed away in the comfort of his Oshawa, Ontario, apartment, home for 20 years. Born in Amsterdam, he served in the Canadian Army, was a music teacher in Halifax and Bridgewater, and shared his love of music through private music lessons throughout the Durham Region (Ontario).
Henk will be lovingly missed by the Blackmores — his only daughter, Liesje (Elisabeth), his grandchildren, Mark and Lesley, and his great-granddaughter, Makath — as well as the Tebraaks — son-in-law, Joe, Ed, Annie and Alex — and his “adopted daughter” Margaret Kennedy. He is survived by his only sister, Suus (in Holland), but has been reunited with his wife of 59 years, Elsa, who predeceased him in June 2000.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Durham Regional Cancer Centre, 1 Hospital Ct., Oshawa, Ontario, L1G 2B9 would be appreciated.
Inadvertently omitted from the obituary of Lena Meletta Gaulthier. Predeceased by half-brother Silas. Memorial donation to cancer research from Carman, Norm and Judy.
Norma Ruth Lantz
LANTZ, Norma Ruth — 67, of Clearland, Lunenburg Co., passed away Friday, May 6, 2005 in Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born April 1, 1938 in Martin’s River, she was a daughter of the late Richard Charles and Kathleen Lucille (Wambolt) Dorey. Her loving care and busy hands were always a blessing. She was the backbone of her family.
Surviving are her loving daughter, Kathy (Morton) Langille, Lower Northfield; sisters, Doreen (Pat) Kendell, Western Shore; Dorothy Dolimount, Clearland; Lucille (Gilbert) Wentzell, Pine Grove; Linda (James) Barss, Lunenburg; brothers, Charles (Janette) Dorey; Donald (Joan) Dorey; Barry (Maureen) Dorey; Leo (Melinda) Dorey, all of Martin’s River; grandchildren, Alysha and Nicholas; stepfather, Clifford Hiltz, Chezzetcook; sister-in-law, Diane (Arnold) Fancy, Clearland. She was predeceased by her husband, Leslie Oliver Lantz; brothers, Lewis Dorey and Keith Dorey.
A memorial service was held 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 10, 2005 in St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mahone Bay, Rev. David Maginley officiated. Interment was in Hillside Cemetery, Clearland. Memorial donations may be made to Hillside Cemetery or IWK Health Centre Foundation. Arrangements were entrusted to Mahone Funeral Home, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay. (902-624-8241 or www.mahonefuneral.ca) The family would like to thank everyone for their support, messages of sympathy and memorials, too numerous to acknowledge individually, our sincere thanks go out to you.
"She Will Always Be Remembered with Everlasting Love"
Shirley Hardcastle, my companion and partner in adventure for nearly 30 years, died in Toronto May 24, 2005. We sailed, skied and enjoyed to the full the bounty of Nova Scotia for the past 15 years. She will be missed by her neighbors on Greenacres in Pleasantville and her friends up and down the LaHave River. She will be missed most keenly by me. She had grace in the face of adversity and now will sail in calm waters with a sweet following breeze.
To the staff at the chemo unit at the South Shore Regional Hospital and to Dr. Atkinson, who helped her in the final year, I extend my special thanks.
Irvin Besen and his family
Christopher Charles Rioux
August 29, 1983 - October 10, 2005
Christopher Charles Rioux – 22, of Lower Sackville, formerly of the Bridgewater area, passed away October 10, 2005 at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax Infirmary site, as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Born in Ontario on August 29, 1983, he was a son of Kathryn (Ling) Rioux of Bridgewater and the late James Rioux. He is survived by his mother; foster parents Ervine and Ardyth Veinot; common-law wife Tara; son Dominique; brothers Darrell (Nicole), Bridgewater; Dustin (Karen) Truro; James Jr. (Krista), Pinegrove; foster sister, Holly (Arthur) Veinotte, Waterloo; Maxine (Sid) Bowels, BC; foster brothers Tom, Michael, Waterloo; and Jay (Carrie) Veinot, Blockhouse; nieces Angelina, Isabelle; nephew Isaac; foster nephews Jonah and Hunter; maternal grandparents Lois and Ron Knoll, Halifax. He was predeceased by his father, James Rioux; paternal grandparents Leona and Lenus Rioux; nephews Jacob and Samuel; foster brother Joey Veinot.
His life was very similar to the song “Photograph” by Nickelback that he listened to, as he loved life and his families, always remembering the good times and trying to make sense of the difficult ones. Chris was outgoing, energetic, fun loving, always looking for that magic wand to help fix the world. He was always trying to please, fix/solve everyone’s problems, putting everyone’s needs before himself. He faced his many challenges in life straight on, using his sense of humour and support from his loved ones to survive the difficult times. He truly enjoyed being the best Dad he could be to Dominique, spending all the extra time he had and hated being away from him. Chris was a mechanic in his heart, always tinkering with cars and had plans to receive his mechanic’s licence.
The funeral service was held from Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Bridgewater, on October 14, 2005, Rev. Ivan Norton officiating, burial in the Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater. Receptions followed at the home of his brother James Jr. and foster parents Ervine and Ardyth Veinot.
Audrey W. (Burnett) Bowers
Audrey W. Bowers, 88, of Broad Cove, Lunenburg County, born in London, England, February 18, 1917, died peacefully on Saturday, December 10, 2005 at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. The body was donated to Dalhousie University Medical School.
Audrey’s family invites her friends to join them at the Broad Cove Community Hall (Highway 331) between 1 and 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2006 in remembrance of her life, lived with spirit and persistence. Storm date is Sunday, February 19.
William James “Willie” Rhuland
William James "Willie" Rhuland - 85, of Oakland, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, February 5, 2006 at Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg, with his family by his side. Born in Mahone Bay, April 28, 1920, he was a son of the late John and Elsie (Barry) Rhuland.
His early career was driving the bakery truck for Young’s Bakery, Mahone Bay. He later worked as a salesman for A. Hobrecker Ltd. of Halifax. He drove a school bus for over 30 years, safely delivering thousands of children from the Oakland, Indian Point and Oakhill areas. In later years he worked at his sister’s, Marion’s, independent grocery store and later Rhuland’s Save Easy, Mahone Bay. For a number of years he assisted with funerals at Mahone Funeral Home, for the former owner, Bill Freeman, and more recently with his son-in-law, Robert. Willie will be remembered by his friends and community for his willingness to lend a helping hand and was a charter and former member of the Mahone Bay and Area Lions Club. He was a member of St James’ Anglican Church, Mahone Bay and an adherent to Trinity United Church, Mahone Bay, where he was a member of the men’s choir and also on the Board of Trustees.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, K. Joyce (Heisler) Rhuland; two daughters, Christine (Robert) Morse, and Lisa (Gary Dares) Rhuland, all of Mahone Bay; and his pride and joy, grandchildren, Benjamin and Jenny Morse. He is also survived by a brother, Raymond (Treva) Rhuland, Mahone Bay, and sister, Marion Rhuland, Lunenburg; sisters-in-law, Geraldine Rhuland, Clearland and Rowena Rhuland, Mahone Bay. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, brothers, Dennis, Albert, Harold "Hallie" and Earl.
Visitation was held Wednesday, February 8, 2006 in Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay. Funeral service was held 2 p.m. Thursday, February 9, 2006 in St. James’ Anglican Church, Mahone Bay, Rev. Ian Wissler and Rev. Ruth Brown officiating. Burial was in Park Cemetery, Mahone Bay. Memorial donations in his memory would be appreciated to St. James’ Anglican Church, Trinity United Church and Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital, and may also be made through Mahone Funeral Home, (902) 624-8241.
Eugene Owen Bell
BELL, Eugene Owen – 92, passed away peacefully in Rosedale Home For Special Care in New Germany on Thursday, February 2, 2006. Born in Bridgewater, he was the son of the late Owen and Stella (Veinot) Bell.
Eugene was predeceased by his wife, Doris, in February 2005. He is survived by his sister, Katherine Parks, and daughter, Bonnie, and her husband, Miledge Bolivar, Midville Branch; son, Laurie, and his wife, Theresa, Halifax; as well as four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation by request. Memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations in memory may be made to the charity of one's choice and arrangements are under the care of Serenity Funeral Home & Crematorium, PO Box 239, Port Williams, NS B0P 1T0.
Elias Ronneberg Flikke
Elias Ronneberg Flikke, 91, of Halifax and formerly of Antigonish, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2006 in his sleep, with his wife, Doris, at his side in the Glades Lodge, Halifax.
Born in the valley of Flikke, near the city of Stavanger, Norway, he was the son of the late Gabriel and Lotte (Ronneberg) Flikke. He was a Norwegian war Veteran, who in his earlier years worked for Power Brothers of Lunenburg, and later with Silver and Hanifan, Antigonish. Elias was a proud Legion member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #59, Antigonish.
He is survived by his wife, the former Doris Knickle, Halifax; brothers and sisters, Oddy, Arne, Magne and Gerd. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Bernt, Judith, Otter and his stepmother Marie.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. #3, Lunenburg. Funeral service was held Friday, February 10, 2006 at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Kenneth Wild officiating. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Hearing Society, Alzheimer Society or the Antigonish Heritage Museum.
Garnet Augustine “Gus” Vickers
Garnet Augustine “Gus” Vickers, 89, of Lunenburg, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2006 at the Veterans’ Unit of the Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born in Sydney Mines in 1916, he was the son of the late Herbert and Catherine (McMullen) Vickers.
In his earlier years, Gus worked in the coal mines in Cape Breton, and later joined the Royal Canadian Navy where he saw active duty and served as a PT instructor during the war. After the war he moved to Halifax, where he was one of the original 13 graduates to receive his diploma of recreation from Dalhousie University. He moved back to Cape Breton and became director of recreation in Sydney from 1947 to 1952. He and his wife, Elsie, moved to Lunenburg in 1952, where he became director of recreation, managing the Lunenburg Community Centre, and taught physical education at the Lunenburg Academy until his retirement in 1981.
Gus touched and inspired many young people in supporting sport programs in Lunenburg. He was one of the original founders of the Lunenburg Minor Hockey program and took a great interest in the minor baseball program, and facilitated the Lunenburg High School track meets, and for over 25 years the Bert Corkum Memorial Road Race.
Gus was an active member of his community, where he held memberships in the Lunenburg Tennis Club, Golf Club, Curling Club and the Kinsmen Club. He was a member and served on the executive of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #23, Lunenburg. He represented twice the Province of Nova Scotia at the Royal Canadian Legion Curling Championships. He was a member of the Admiral Desmond Piers Naval Association, and a faithful member of St. Norbert’s Roman Catholic Church, Lunenburg. His quiet courage, strength of spirit, compassion and sense of humour will be carried forward by those who knew and loved him.
Gus is survived by his son Kevin and his wife Peggy of Lunenburg, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife the former Elsie O’Brien, and many siblings including sisters Addie and Mary, brothers William, Daniel, Matthew “Matt” and Alexander “Dev.”
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, Lunenburg. Funeral mass celebrating Gus’ life was held Monday, January 30, 2006 at St. Norbert’s Roman Catholic Church, Lunenburg, Monsignor William Wamboldt officiating. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg.
Gerald Dennis Wight
Gerald Dennis Wight, 81, of Garden Lots, passed away Saturday, February 12, 2005 at home. Born in Stonehurst, he was the son of the late Dennis and Violet (Richardson) Wight. Gerald was a long-time employee of National Sea Products, Lunenburg, for over 43 years. He was director of the Lunenburg County Wildlife Association and a member of the Central United Church, Lunenburg.
He is survived by his wife, the former Edna Tanner; two grandchildren, Tina and husband Glen Arenburg, Garden Lots; and Troy, Springfield; a great-grandchild Caitlin, and a sister Jean McKim of Toronto. He was predeceased by his son, Morrell, and daughter-in-law Margaret.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, Lunenburg, where the funeral service was held on February 15, 2005 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Grace Caines-Corkum officiating. Burial took place immediately following the service at the Upper Blue Rocks Cemetery, Blue Rocks.
Norman E. Veinot
Norman E. Veinot – 82, of Baker Settlement passed away January 7, 2006 peacefully with his family by his side at the South Shore Regional Hospital. Born July 31, 1923, in Baker Settlement, he was the son of the late Sylvanus and wife Latitia (Getson) Veinot.
He is survived by his wife, the former Vivian (Wentzell) Veinot; sons John (Mary) and Andy (MaryAnn), all of Baker Settlement; grandchildren Jason, Melissa (Missy), Megan, Alex, all of Baker Settlement; sisters Norma Zinck, Beryle (Dawson Wile) of Wileville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by mother Letitia, father Sylvanus and sister Beatrice Fancy (Dana). The funeral service was held 11 a.m. at Sweeny’s Funeral Chapel, Bridgewater, by Pastor William Gustafson assisted by Rev. Ivan Norton. Hymns sung were “Amazing Grace” by Debbie Wentzell, long-time friend, and the congregation “The Old Rugged Cross.” Followed by a private burial service at Baker Settlement Cemetery.
Family flowers only, donations were made to Baker Settlement Fire Department, Baker Settlement Cemetery, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Children’s Wish Foundation, I.W.K. Union Church, All Saints’ Lutheran Church, St. Paul’s Lutheran, St. James’ Lutheran, and donations too numerous to answer individually but all was greatly appreciated.