HARNISH, Douglas Wilton
HARNISH, Douglas Wilton - 75, Pleasant Valley, Halifax Co., passed away on September 28, 2007, in Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Charles "Eldon" and Veneita (Jewers) Harnish. He was a forestry contractor with Scott Paper and operated a firewood business for many years. When he wasn't in the woodpile, he enjoyed playing crib and darts, listening to bluegrass music and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchild. He was a man of few words, but in his own special way we knew he loved us and will be sadly missed by his wife of 52 years, the former Jessie Fisher; daughter, Karen (Jim) MacKay; son, Darrell (Karen), both of Pleasant Valley; daughter, Sherry (Randy) Boutilier, Mushaboom; son, Charles (Barbara) Woodstock, Ont.; daughters, Janette (Stephen) MacInnis, Heather (Troy) Smith, both of Upper Musquodoboit; grandchildren, Cory MacKay (Jill), Ashley Boutilier (Matthew), Travis Boutilier, Sarah and Alana Harnish, Shayna, Marissa and Riley Smith, Mitchell and Maggie MacInnis; great-grandson, Maddox MacKay; brothers, Gerald (Stella), Murray (Jean), Joe (Tammie); sister, Ruth (Phillip) Fisher, all of Pleasant Valley; brothers, Ben (Della), Hilden; Mike (Mary), Bridgewater, and Dennis (Rhoda), Saltsprings. He was predeceased by stepmother, Maud Harnish, and a sister in infancy. Visitation was held Sunday, September 30 and the funeral service was held Monday, October 1, both in St. James United Church, Upper Musquodoboit, Rev. Gary Burrill officiated. Burial to follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the St. James United Church, Musquodoboit Valley Health Foundation - Hospital, or a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.
HUNT, Donald Frederick
HUNT, Donald Frederick - 47, Truro, passed away suddenly at home on October 2, 2007. Born in Halifax, he was a son of Richard and Lillian Hunt, West St. Andrews. Donald was an employee at Stanfield's in Truro for 28 years. He enjoyed spending time with his kids and keeping in touch with friends and family. He will be sadly missed by his children, Jordan, Chad and Hailey at home; sisters, Janet Hunt, Halifax; Kathy (David) Fraser, Mount Uniacke; Janie Hunt, Halifax; Betty Hunt, Halifax; Lisa (Kevin) Marriott, Herring Cove; brother John Hunt, Stewiacke; many nieces, nephews; aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, Stephanie; brother, Richard Hunt, and niece Theresa Hunt. Visitation was held Friday, October 5, in Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Main St., Shubenacadie, with funeral service Saturday, OCtober 6 in St. Bridget's Roman Catholic Church, Shubenacadie, Father Andrew Rembarczyk presided. Interment in Gays River Cemetery, Gays River. Donations may be made to the IWK Health Centre Foundation.
LAKE, Ethel Bertina
LAKE, Ethel Bertina - 63, Pembroke, Hants Co., passed away in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, on September 28, 2007. Born in Bramber, she was a daughter of the late Everett and Ada (Mills) Macumber. Ethel is survived by her husband, Peter; daughters, Cheryl Foster , Geraldine Acoin; sons, Vaughan, Junior and William; grandchildren, Sarah, Abagil, Carter, Hayden, Madison, Morgan and Megan; sister, Esther Macumber; brothers, Winston and Wesley, and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Ethel was predeceased by her first husband, James; one sister in infancy, and brothers, Edgar, Vincent and Fulmore. Cremation has taken place with visitation was held Sunday, September 30 in J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Summerville, and a memorial service was held Monday, October 1, in Grace United Church, Walton, Rev. Ron Frampton officiated. Interment in Grace United Church Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Ethel can be made to the Grace United Church Cemetery, Canadian Cancer Society, or charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to the compassionate care of J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Highway 215, Summerville, Hants Co., NS B0N 2K0, 1-902-633-2431.
LUTWICK, Rolland O.
LUTWICK, Rolland O. - 86, Elmsvale, passed away October 1, 2007 in Braeside Home for Special Care, Middle Musquodoboit. Born in Elmsvale, he was a son of the late Graham and Lena (Reid) Lutwick. In 1931, he and his brother David, moved to Pte. Claire, Que., where they lived with their aunt. Rolland served with the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals during the Second World War. After discharge, he began his career as a radio operator with the Department of Transport, being posted in Montreal, Ottawa and Moncton, with intermittent postings to the Arctic. Moving back to Elmsvale in 1969, he transferred to the Canadian Coast Guard, continuing to take annual trips to the Arctic aboard the C.C.G.S. Labrador until his retirement in 1983. For several years, he enjoyed upgrading the property and woodlot he inherited from his father. Eventually, due to his illness, his remaining years were spent at Musquodoboit Valley Home for Special Care (Braeside). Surviving are his wife, the former Evelyn Sims; son, Gary (Diane), Ottawa, Ont.; daughters, Diana (Leonard) Day, Killem, Alta.; Karyn (Jim) Archibald, Berwyn, Alta.; Catherine (Charles) Milner, Middle Musquodoboit; grandchildren, Christie and Lindsay Day, Kimberley and Cody Archibald, Curtis (Sarah) and Bradley Lutwick; great-grandson, Aiden. Hewas held Friday, October 4, and funeral was held Saturday, October 6, both in Riverside United Church, Elmsvale, Rev. Marjory Cornelius officiated. Burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery. Donations may be made to Musquodoboit Valley Health Foundation (Braeside), Riverside United Church, or Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Co-operative, Upper Musquodoboit. Special thanks to Dr. Violet Hawes, Mary Grant and all the staff at Braeside for their superb care.
O'BRIEN (Archibald), Emma Jane
O'BRIEN (Archibald), Emma Jane - 99, Noel, passed away Friday, September 28, 2007, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Noel Road, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Rachel (White) Archibald. She was a very active person, involved in the United Church and her community. She loved dancing, playing cards and was a person who was always there for her many friends. She will be sadly missed by her son, Terry (Noreen Gore); grandson, John Denny O' Brien (Sarah Richardson); great-grandson, Tyler Richardson; stepgranddaughter, Sandra Gore; sister, Alice Spencer; several nieces and nephews; special niece, Dorothy McIsaac; special friend, Eleanor Grandy. She was predeceased by her husband, John Denny O'Brien; brothers, Earl Archibald, Alec Archibald; sisters, Ethel Manley and Gertie Parker. Visitation was held Monday, October 1, in Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Main St., Shubenacadie, from where funeral service was held Tuesday, October 2, Rev. Linda Winton officiated. Interment will follow in Noel Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Noel Cemetery.
STEWART, Arthur L. "Skip"
STEWART, Arthur L. "Skip" - 78, Elmsvale, passed away October 2, 2007 in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Upper Musquodoboit, he was the son of the late Ernest and Blanche (Muir) Stewart. He had been a contractor for Scott Paper for many years, beginning with Belgian horses and advancing to machinery. At one time, he owned the Esso station in Middle Musquodoboit. In later years, he delivered water to many local homes. He was well known in the area as a caller at square dances and enjoyed fiddle music and dancing. Surviving are his wife, the former Shirley McLeod, daughter Sherry (Scott) Conrad, granddaughters Lisa and Sarah, all of Elmsvale; sisters, Beulah (Earl) Fleming, Greenwood, Halifax Co.; Joyce (Frank) Andrews, Polly (John) Archibald, both of Stewiacke; Phyllis (Richard) Grant, Ontario; Darlene (Gary) Aulenback, Bridgewater; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Mary Brown. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service was held Thursday, October 5, in Riverside United Church, Elmsvale, Rev. Marjory Cornelius officiated, assisted by Rev. Gary Burrill. Burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Lung Association or Riverside United Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Co-operative, Upper Musquodoboit.
BAKER, Barry Burke
BAKER, Barry Burke - 66, Stewiacke, passed away suddenly in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, on Friday, October 19, 2007. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Frank and Vera (Tays) Baker. Barry was an automotive technician at Halifax Chrysler Dodge for 19 years after attending Halifax Vocational School. He was employed for a short period at National Gypsum in Milford, but for 25 years, he enjoyed every day of his work at LaFarge Canada in Brookfield. Barry was retired from the Stewiacke Volunteer Fire Brigade having served for 15 years. He was very involved as a hockey coach in the community. Many of his player passengers will forever remember their eventful trips to the rink, plus the fact he was never late. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Gwen (Brenton); sons, Brent (Jacqueline Stewart), Stewiacke; Mark (Kelly Crossman), Milford Station; grandchildren, Connor, Cole, Cameron, Seth, Marley; sisters, Beverly, Halifax; Mary (Gordon) Patton, Chico, Calif.; nieces, Frances (David) Heeter, Diane (Lyle) Foster ; grandniece, Katelyn. Visitation was held Tuesday, October 23, and funeral service was held Wednesday, October 24, all in Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Main St., Shubenacadie, Rev. David Leblanc officiated. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Stewiacke East. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice.
BENOIT, Robert Stephen "Bobby"
BENOIT, Robert Stephen "Bobby" - 67, Grand Anse, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on October 22, 2007, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born October 30, 1939, in Port Royal, he was a son of the late Miley and Marie (Doiron) Benoit. He was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors. He loved a game of any kind, and if you needed a spare part, Bobby was the man who had it. He was a steam instrumentation fitter and a member of Local 56 Pipefitters Union, in Halifax. He was an associate member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 47, St. Peter's. He is survived by his loving wife, Olivia Katherine Gullickson, Grand Anse; daughters, Stacey (Doug) Bartlett, West Gore; Shawna (Ron Wade) Benoit, Halifax; Shelly Given, Mount Uniacke; sons, Stephen (Bernice), Louisdale; Shane, Halifax; grandchildren, Sabrina (Paul), Sean, Shelton, Todd, Chad, Kaitlyn, Jacob, and Noah; great-grandchild, Gage; brother, Cletus (Joan) Benoit, Ontario; sisters, Clarisse Danko, Ontario; Amelia "Mea" (James) Thorton, Florida; special nephew, Michel Dalyrmple, Grand Anse; special niece, Janice Conn, Florida. He also is survived by many nieces and nephews; godmother, Evangeline Bona, Port Royal; godson, Glenn Bourque, Halifax. He will be sadly missed by his dog, Theodore. He was predeceased by son, Sheldon Hubert; sister, Jean Spagnoli. Visitation was held Wednesday, October 24 in River Bourgeois Community Funeral Home, River Bourgeois. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, October 25, in Immaculate Conception Church, West Arichat, Rev. Duaine Devereaux officiated. Burial in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, West Arichat, at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat.
BRADLEY, Freda Winnifred
BRADLEY, Freda Winnifred - 63, Halifax and Dartmouth, most recently of Enfield, passed away Friday, October 19, 2007, in the VG Site, QEII. Born May 31, 1944 in Saint John, N.B., she was a daughter of the late Reverend Hubert and Anne Ruth Doody. Freda attended Dalhousie University and obtained her B.A. in 1965 and later worked at Baycrest Jewish Home For The Aged in Toronto. She later graduated with her Masters from the Maritime School of Social Work in 1980. In the Halifax area, she worked at the Department of Community Services and later at the Department of Mental Health at the Nova Scotia Hospital as well as at Bedford Sackville Mental Health Clinic. Freda had worked for the department of Mental Health for 20 years during which time she was very socially active in her community as well as championing many social causes on a broader scale as head of the social Action Committee within the Nova Scotia Association of Social Workers, having served as vice and then later president of NSASW, working for equality and improving the life of those less fortunate and being the voice of those in need. Freda retired after 20 years of work in the Mental Health field. After her retirement, as well as during her tenure, she devoted much of her time to such causes and was a member of many groups for Social Action and change. She made many dear friends through this journey of devotion and compassion. Freda is survived by her son, Jason B. Bradley; sisters, Margaret Anne Doody and Mary Howell-Jones; niece, Meghan Doody; nephew, Eamon Doody. She was predeceased by her grandfather, Arthur Edward Cornwall, who was a notable turn of the century photographer in the Hantsport area. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where Freda's family received friends Tuesday, October 23, and where the funeral service was held Wednesday, October 24. Reception followed in Atlantic Funeral Home Family Reception Centre. Interment in Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport. Donations in Freda's memory to Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, Dalhousie Cancer Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia or charity of choice are welcomed.
ISENOR, Ira George
ISENOR, Ira George - 90, Milford Station, Hants Co., Passed away Saturday, October 20, 2007, after a brief illness in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Carroll's Corner on December 15, 1916, he was a son of the late Freeman and Gertrude (Tully) Isenor. He was predeceased by brothers, Lawrence, Lloyd, Ronald, Charles and Neil, and sister, Marion. Ira's work life spanned some 60 years starting at age 14 when he left home to work on an Annapolis Valley farm caring for the work horses. His strong work ethic was such that he always found work even in the difficult times of the depression and the Second World War, working in the woods and on the railway. His marriage to Ruth Newman in 1939 brought new opportunities when he assisted his father-in-law James Newman with his meat business. He later established his own business and traveled delivering meats and produce to the East Hants community for many years, making friendships that lasted all his life. His natural ability as a salesman finally lead him to a sales position with Fairley & Stevens in Dartmouth where he worked for 20 years until his retirement at age 71. Ira was a proud Nova Scotian and his connection to his local community was motivated by his desire to bring about positive change. His strong sense of social justice lead to his involvement in local politics. He was a long-time member of the Liberal Party both at the provincial and federal levels, and worked on many election campaigns. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and fundraised many years for arena improvements with the East Hants Arena Association. Ira was very proud of his family and enjoyed the times when the family was together. He is survived by his daughters, Donna Lailey (husband David) and Carol Tooton (husband Frank); sons, Jim (wife Joanne), Dwight (wife Judy), and Barry, as well as grandchildren, Lesley (McCullough), Joely (Killen), Brett, Jennifer (Lailey), Tonya (Lailey), Andrew, Elliott, Todd and Erinn, and eight great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank Dr. Singh and the nursing staff on 4 South at Colchester Regional Hospital for their caring support. The funeral was held in Milford Lantz United Church on Thursday, October 25, followed by a reception in the church hall. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Milford Lantz United Church.
THOMPSON, Newton Silas
THOMPSON, Newton Silas - 73, Nine Mile River. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Newton on Monday, October 22, 2007. Newton was born on July 14, 1934, and he was a son of the late Silas and Flossy (Steadman) Thompson. Newton's younger years were spent as a logger. He was a trucking contractor for Elmsdale Lumber Company from 1955 to the current day. Newton was also a member of the East Hants Trucker's Association. Newton is survived by his loving wife, Mary (McDonnell) Thompson; sons, Michael (Darlene), Bernard, Allan (Julie), all of Nine Mile River; Brian (Geraldine), Lantz; daughter, MaryAnn (James) Sawler, Enfield; grandchildren, Laura, Scott, Lucina, Charlie, Steven, Adam, Mary-Kaitlyn, Jacob, Natasha and Lindsay; great-grandchildren, Noah, Grace, Kolby, and Ethan; brother, Downey (Roslyn), Elmsdale; sister, Irene (Don) Mattatall, Tatamagouche; sister-in-law, Wendy McCorkill (late Raymond), Nine Mile River, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by infant children, Maureen and David; granddaughter, Sara, and brother, Raymond. Visitation was held Monday, October 29 and funeral service was held Tuesday, October 30, both in St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church, Enfield, Deacon Bob Landry and Rev. Gwen Roberts officiated. Interment in St. Bernard's Parish Cemetery, Enfield. Donations in Newton's memory may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice.
BAUCHMAN (MacAskill), Annie "Doreen"
BAUCHMAN (MacAskill), Annie "Doreen" - 62, Windsor, Hants Co., passed away quietly at home Wednesday, March 26, 2008. Born in Windsor and raised in Kennetcook, she was the first born to the late Percy Allen and Margaret "Jane" (Laffin) MacAskill. Doreen was a valued employee for 32 years at Dykeland Lodge and to her "Nursing was more than just a job!". She is survived by special pal, Russell Manning, Windsor; children, Donald, Halifax; Dion, Barrie, Ont.; Jason, New Minas, and Jennifer, Saskatchewan; grandchildren, Brandon, Robert, Courtney, Brandi, and Taylor; sisters, Patricia (Cyril) Pettigrew, Oxford; Louise (Alan) McKeen, Enfield; brothers, Wayne (Christine), Enfield; Blaine (Gail), Nine Mile River; Archie (Susan), Windsor; Randy (Sharon), Gore; Ricky (Mary), Nine Mile River; Tim (Janet), Elmsdale; Ron (Diana), Gore; Keith (Heather), Kanata, Ont.; as well as ex-husband and friend, John Bauchman, Windsor, and a biological son, Ian Leadbeater. Doreen will be greeted in Heaven by her parents, Percy (1993) and Janie (2004), and brothers, Allen (1989) and Robert (1975). Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lohnes Funeral Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). There will be no visitation by family request. Funeral service was held Monday, March 31, in Lohnes Funeral Service Chapel, Rev. Jeffrey White officiated, followed by a reception in the funeral home's Elmcroft Reception Centre. Interment followed in Riverview Haven Cemetery, Brooklyn. Donations in memory of Doreen may be made to Friends of Dykeland Lodge, 124 Cottage St., Windsor, NS B0N 2T0.
BROWN, Robert Arthur (Bob)
BROWN, Robert Arthur (Bob) - Ashton, Ontario. Passed away suddenly at home on March 21, 2008, age 61 years, due to a heart attack. Loving husband of Marilyn (Acres) Brown; cherished father of Jolene Brown (Tory Jackson.) Born in Cooks Brook, he was the son of the late Ralph and Beatrice (Hillier) Brown. Bob was a sheet metal worker by trade, he worked in both Nova Scotia and Ontario. Bob loved the outdoors, gardening and flowers. Bob is survived by sister, Kay (John), Carolyn (Pat), Diane, all of Nova Scotia; Betty (Tom), Linda, Ontario; Nancy (Al), New Brunswick. Brothers, Aubrey (Marge), Laurie (Millie), Bruce (Susan), all of Nova Scotia; Dan (Marilyn), Ontario; Calvin (Valerie), Alberta; sister-in-law Alice Brown, Ontario. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his paternal and maternal grandparents, brother Monty, many aunts and uncles. Bob will be greatly missed by nieces, nephews and cousins. Bob will be missed by his companion Buster. Funeral took place March 24, 2008 at Tubman's Funeral Home, Carp, Ontario. Cremation followed. "Forever in our Hearts"
CUMMING, Dorothy Irena
CUMMING, Dorothy Irena - Dartmouth, passed away March 27, 2008. Born in Ulverton, Que., she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Marcia Cummings. She was an avid golfer, bridge player, and a long-time member of Brightwood Golf and Country Club and Grace United Church in Dartmouth. She is survived by her son, Ronald (Ellen), Enfield, and her daughter, Deborah "Debbie" Zinck (William), Dartmouth. She is also survived by her sister, Myrtle Bradford, Ont.; grandchildren, Lisa, Laura, Tamsen, Steven, David, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Eric; six brothers and three sisters. Cremation is under the care of Donald K. Walker Funeral Directors Ltd. (469-5601), Dartmouth. A memorial service was held in Grace United Church on Monday, March 31, with Rev. Stephen Fram officiated. A reception followed in the church hall. Interment was in Mount Hermon Cemetery. Donations in Dorothy's memory may be made to Dartmouth General Hospital or a charity of choice.
DOWELL, Vera Maude
DOWELL, Vera Maude - 95, Black Point. We are saddened to announce the passing of the matriarch of our family, who died peacefully at home on March 28, 2008. Born in Middlewood, Lunenburg Co., Vera was the oldest child of the late Ralph and Carrie (Connolly) Baker. Surviving are her children, Winnifred Conrad, Lower Argyle; Shirley (Lawrence) Wolfe, Milton; Garth (Mary) Goreham, South Side; Barbara (Gaye) Sims, Boutilier's Point; Carolyn Newbery, Halifax; Sharon (Gary) Vieth, Black Point; Mary Snair, Lewis Lake; Robert (Darlene) Dowell, Lantz; siblings, Gerald Baker, Bridgewater; Thelma Kenneally, Liverpool; Ralph Baker, Southwest Port Mouton; 25 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 24 great great-grandchildren, and three great great-great-grandchildren. Vera was predeceased by her husband, Robert; sister, Rita Dagley; brothers, Melbourne Baker and Arnold Baker; grandchildren, Rose Munroe and James Conrad III; two great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. Vera was devoted to her family and they to her, and she was well loved by all who knew her. She was "Nanny" to many. A family graveside service was held Monday, March 31, in United Church Cemetery, Payzant Street, Liverpool, Rev. Mark Marshall officiated. Donations can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
DUNFEE (Anderson), Helen Winifred Ferguson "Minnie"
DUNFEE (Anderson), Helen Winifred Ferguson "Minnie" - Enfield, passed away March 23, 2008, peacefully at home surrounded by family. She was born June 6, 1925, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to the late George and Ida (McGrath) Anderson. Her Irish heritage has left a lasting legacy. She was a loving caring mother who devoted her life to raising her family. Mom, we'll miss you. Her second passion was her dogs. She was a Canadian Kennel Club member for 40 years and bred Yorkshire Terriers under the kennel name Lavally. These little dogs touched the hearts of many. She is survived by sons, Norval (Megan), Australia; Donard; Halifax; Arthur (Jocelyne), Ottawa; Brendan (Susan), Lower Sackville; George (Allyson), New Minas; daughters, Natalie, Enfield; Colleen, Ottawa; Kara (Ken), Riverview, N.B.; Kelly, Halifax; Shannon (Charles), Enfield; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Brinsley, and sister, Olga (Douglas), Northern Ireland. She was predeceased by husband, George O. Dunfee, and brother, Norval. She will be missed by many and will remain in our hearts forever. Special thanks to V.O.N. Colchester East Hants Home Care and Palliative Care. There will be no visitation. A memorial service conducted by Rev. Canon David Fletcher was held Monday, March 31, followed by a reception in Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Main St., Shubenacadie. Donations may be made in memory to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.