TULLY, Gladys May Elizabeth
TULLY, Gladys May Elizabeth - Halifax, passed away Friday, April 25, 2008, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Georgefield, Hants Co., she was the only daughter of the late Reginald and Margaret (Ettinger) Tully. For many years she was employed with United Cigar Stores, both in Halifax and Toronto. She was a member of the Progressive Conservative Party, both federal and provincial. She had two of her own cook books published and had her own company, "Gladie's Publishing Co.". She wrote a regular cooking column for the Weekly Press, Enfield. She was a volunteer for St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto and a long-time volunteer at the Victoria General Hospital Halifax. She loved her train trips to Montreal and fondly referred to that city as her second home. One of her greatest joys in life was in helping others. She was a happy person who loved life. Her daughters were her life and she was a genuine person who will be missed very much by all the people she touched. She is survived by daughters, Jeannette Steele, Montreal; Linda (Doug) MacDonald, Lower Sackville; granddaughters, Sarah and Sandy; godson, Tim Dowding; goddaughter, Aislinn Perry; nephew, Gary Tully; nieces, Janice (Paul) Newman, Jo-anne (Derek) Horne. She was predeceased by her brother, Norman Tully, and her former husband, Walter Steele. Her body has been cremated. A memorial mass will be held in Cathedral Church of All Saints on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Robert Richmond officiating. Interment of ashes will be held in St. George's Anglican Church Cemetery, Dutch Settlement. Family flowers only. Give to the charity of your choice. Arrangements under the direction of Ettinger Funeral Home Shubenacadie.
WENTZELL, Georgina Beatrice
WENTZELL, Georgina Beatrice - Prayerfully surrendered all, making the transition from Earthly Angel to Heavenly Angel, as she died at 3:38 a.m. April 12, 2008, in Dartmouth General Hospital, surrounded by loving family and friends. Born in Halifax on September 8, 1960, Georgina's legacy of love remains with her beloved sons, James Ralph McCullough (Tracy), Riverdale, Digby Co., and John Murray McCullough (Pascale), Riverdale, Digby Co. Aching for Georgina's physical presence are her sisters, Kimberly Walker (Timothy), Bible Hill; Angela McNutt (Junior), Lisa Wentzell, Durene Wentzell, all of Truro; Sharlene Young and Astrid Trefry (Victor), both of Dartmouth; Cheryl Beamish, Kiloe, Ont.; Carolyn Alderman (Paul), Peterborough, Ont.; Dorinda Beamish, Shelly Andrews, Lynette Beamish, Dorenda Curtis, all of Ontario; brothers, Kevin Wentzell, Dartmouth; Gregory Wentzell, Kennetcook; Arthur Beamish, Toronto; Rockwell Beamish, Victoria, B.C., and Stanley Beamish, Alberta. "Absent from her body but present with her Lord", Georgina lives her heart's desire to watch over her grandson Isaiah James and granddaughter Alexea Ann McCullough. Georgina experienced great devotion from several special nieces and nephews. Georgina had a deep appreciation and connection to her extended chosen family members within Koinonia Baptist Church, Halifax, where she lived out the celebration of God's Convenant to Love All God's Creation. Georgina had a special kinship with Patsy Brooks of Indian Brook, Nancy Tanner and Phillip Dean, Truro. In 2000, Georgina Wentzell went to Akerley NSCC and in 2001 moved to Truro to complete her studies in Human Services/Therapeutic Recreation where she graduated in 2005 with a diploma in her field of studies. Donations may be made to Koinonia Baptist Church, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements are entrusted to J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, where visitation was held Tuesday, April 15, and funeral was held Wednesday, April 16, Rev. Elaine Walcott officiated.
WOOD, Clarence Lloyd
WOOD, Clarence Lloyd - 62, Rhines Creek, passed away suddenly at home on April 23, 2008. Born in St. Margaret's Bay, he was a son of the late Ora and Catherine Emma (Thompson) Wood. Clarence was an avid fisherman and hunter. He worked for Elmsdale Landscaping. He is survived by his wife, Helen (Dingle) Wood; sisters, Marion (Isaac) Moore, Shortt's Lake; Audrey; brothers, Ricky (Heather), Barry (Sylvanis), all of Nine Mile River. He was predeceased by his parents, brothers-in-law, Gordon White, Wally Thurrott. Visitation was held Friday, April 25, and funeral service Saturday, April 26, both in Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Main St., Shubenacadie, K. Wayne Yorke LM officiated. Interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Stewiacke East. In memory of Clarence, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
BONNELL, Harold Eurgene "Buddy"
BONNELL, Harold Eurgene "Buddy" - It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our father, on Sunday, April 27, 2008, at the age of 62. Buddy was born in Truro. He was the son of the late Otis and Edith (Snow) (Truro). Buddy worked in the insurance and mortgage industry for over 40 years. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion for over 25 years. He loved his wife and children dearly and was lucky to have been able to move back to Nova Scotia from Ontario, to be closer to his family and grandchildren. He also enjoyed his chess games with his good friend, Dave MacSweeney. Buddy is survived by his wife of 41 years, Karen (Zwicker), Nine Mile River; son, Mark (Amanda), Halifax; daughter, Sarah (Shawn), Nine Mile River; grandchildren, Lisa and Shane, Nine Mile River; brother, Percy (Diane), Onslow; sisters, Mary (Pat) Grant, Lantz; Susan (Ken) Munroe, Vancouver; several nieces and nephews. Buddy was predeceased by brothers, Jimmy Bonnell (Truro), Robert Bonnell (Truro); nephew, Adam Curry (Onslow). We would like to say a special thanks to his sister, our Aunt Mary. She has been our rock throughout this very sad time and her kindness and support has been without a doubt what has kept us strong. Buddy thought so highly of her and she was always there for him. Also, a very special thank you to nurses Cathy MacMullin and Janet Stone. You were both such a great source of support and your kindness will always be appreciated. At his request, there will be no funeral service. However, we would ask that anyone who knew the true Buddy, to take a moment and reflect on the good memories and times you may have shared together. The body has been cremated under the direction of Cole Harbour Funeral Home and Crematorium. A family grave side service will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the IWK Health Centre Foundation directed to the Eye Care Team Patient Wellness Fund, or to a charity of your choice. "Say not in grief 'he is no more' but live in thankfulness that he was". Hebrew proverb.
CALLAGHAN, Frederick Joseph
CALLAGHAN, Frederick Joseph - 70, Stewiacke East, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2008, at home. Born in Stewiacke, he was the son of the late John and Lillian (Crawford) Callaghan. He is survived by his wife, Gloria (MacKenzie); sons, David (Eva), North River; James (Christine), Stewiacke East; Scott (Shannon), New Minas; grandchildren, Katrina, Katelyn, David, Cora; sisters, Emma (Bernard) Weaver, Truro, and Vera (Jack) Smith, Stewiacke. Fred was well-known in the trucking industry, having worked for Taylor's Transfer, Commercial Highway Services, C.P. Express, L.E. Shaw, Laffin Trucking, Atlantic Explosives, SNR Trucking, and Brookville Transport. He was also employed at one time as a school bus driver. Visitation was held Sunday, May 4, with funeral service Monday, may 5, both in Stewiacke Baptist Church, Main Street, Stewiacke, Pastor Matthew Walsh officiated. Donations may be made to Stewiacke Baptist Church, Colchester Hospital Palliative Care Unit, or Canadian Cancer Society. A very special thanks to Dr. Hindler, Dr. Henderson, Cathy MacMillian and the VON nurses. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Co-operative, Upper Musquodoboit.
COOK (Laffin), Grace Morehouse
COOK (Laffin), Grace Morehouse - Burntcoat, Hants Co., 84, passed May 1, 2008, in QEII Health Sciences Centre after a brief illness. Born in Northfield, Hants Co., on January 14, 1924, to the late Guy and Charlotte (Hennigar) Laffin, she is survived by sisters, Phyllis MacGoogan, Lona Joan Parks (Bill) and Nellie White (Perry); children, Charlotte Faye Ulker (Ahmet), Charles Robin (LouAnn), David Embree (Louise), and Janet Mary Patterson (Ferry); grandchildren, Jennifer, Caitlin, David, Lucas, Matthew, Ali, Neil, Kelsey, Seher, Emma, and great-grandchildren, Jessica, Brennan, Ethan and Kaylee; stepchildren, Sandra Cook, Michael Cook, Alan Cook, and Janice Cook. She was predeceased by husbands, Dr. Charles Nelson Morehouse and Murray Eugene Cook, and son, Ralph. Following her graduation from Provincial Normal College in 1943, she began her teaching career in Urbania and it continued throughout her marriage to Dr. Morehouse. She earned her B.A. degree from Mount Saint Vincent University in 1977. While living in Noel, she gave piano lessons, acted as choir director and was the organist at Noel United Church. She was an active member of the United Church Women (UCW) and an officer in the Order of the Eastern Star (OES). She enthusiastically pursued her passion for genealogy compiling records on family and friends in the Hants County region. She was an avid gardener, diligently cultivating her beds throughout the growing season. She received numerous appreciations and awards for volunteer work including a Provincial Volunteer Award in 1990. Her volunteering continued until her death. Visitation and memorial services were held Monday, May 5, in Noel United Church, Noel. Rev. Linda Winton officiated. A reception followed in the church hall. Burial will take place at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, Truro. Donations may be made to Noel United Church, Canadian Diabetes Association or QEII Health Sciences Centre.
DECHMAN, John Burton
DECHMAN, John Burton - 87, Braeside Home for Special Care, Middle Musquodoboit, and formerly of Upper Musquodoboit, passed away May 4, 2008, in Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital. Born in Upper Musquodoboit on April 17, 1921, he was a son of the late Everett and Lizzie (Lewis) Dechman. He was an industrious farmer and also repaired and sold chainsaws and farm machinery. His extensive experience in community development and the cooperative movement included leadership positions with Musquodoboit Valley Co-op, Co-op Atlantic, Arimathea Funeral Co-operative, Dean Produce Co-op, Conform Limited and many other producer and agricultural associations. He was an honorary elder of St. James United Church, Upper Musquodoboit. Surviving are sister, Emma Gladwin, Middle Musquodoboit; son, William (Terry), Gander, N.L.; daughters, Catherine (John) Holman, Lower Sackville; Evelyn (Lloyd) Deale, Middle Musquodoboit; Anne Hines, Elsie (Phillip) Ettinger, both of Victoria, B.C.; Margaret Dechman (Geoffrey Strople), Timberlea; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Jane MacLean; brother, Gordon; sister, Muriel. Cremation has taken place. Visitation was held Sunday, May 11, and funeral service was held Monday, May 12, both in St. James United Church, Rev. Gary Burrill officiated. Burial followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Upper Musquodoboit. Donations may be made to St. James United Church or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Co-operative, Upper Musquodoboit.
EIKELENBOOM, John Edward
EIKELENBOOM, John Edward - 22. Beloved son, uncle, brother-in-law, and godfather, passed away suddenly as a result of an ATV accident, Saturday, May 3, 2008. Born in Halifax, he was the loving son of John and Colleen (Canning), Shubenacadie. Growing up on a dairy farm, he spent a lot of his time outside working and enjoying the outdoors, hunting, fishing, or sitting on a tailgate chatting it up with friends. John Edward completed welding courses in 2007 from the Akerley Campus, Dartmouth and recently completed his Red Seal and Alberta B tickets, which he was extremely proud to have achieved. John Edward had many friends whom he enjoyed spending time with and his incredible zest for life was infectious. He would light up a room the moment he entered. Also surviving are brothers, Anthony and Andrew; sister-in-law, Nicki (Ballam); nephew and godson, Chase, Shubenacadie; grandmothers, Mary Eikelenboom and Faye Canning, Shubenacadie; many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandfathers, Grampy George "Ray" Canning, Opa Gus Eikelenboom, and stepgrandfather, Wyman Bancroft. Our shining star will be sadly missed by everyone he touched with his wit and cheery smile. Visitation was held Tuesday, May 6 and funeral services was held Wednesday, May 7, all in Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. Interment in Oak Hill Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Akerley Campus, Dartmouth (welding program).
JORDAN, Clinton William
JORDAN, Clinton William - 25, New Glasgow/Brookfield, passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 26, 2008, in Larry's River as a result of a boating accident. Born in Truro, he was the son of Kathryn (Fraser) and Ian Campbell, New Glasgow, and William Jordan, Alberta. Clinton grew up in South Maitland then moved to New Glasgow. Graduating from New Glasgow High School, Clinton then moved to Alberta where he worked to become a journeyman bricklayer with K. Hanson Bricklaying. Clinton was hard worker always enjoying his job. Clinton played minor hockey, high school hockey and high school rugby. An avid lover of the outdoors he enjoyed snowboarding, camping and fishing, and also enjoyed the company of many good friends. He was an adherent of Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn. Surviving are his parents, Kathryn and Ian Campbell, New Glasgow; his father, William "Billy" Jordan, Alberta; brothers, Lawrence, Edmonton, Alta.; Brandon, New Glasgow/Fredericton, N.B.; sister, Christal (Brian), Truro; grandmothers, Myrna Jordan, Truro; Maxine Archibald, Hilden, and Helen Campbell, Scotsburn; special nephews, Kyle , Mark, Anderson, and Preston; niece, Jessie; great-aunt, Annie Henderson, Thorburn; a number of aunts, uncles and cousins. His chosen bother, Bart; lifelong friend, Barry, and his buddy, Tango. He was predeceased by grandmother, Edith Fraser; grandfathers, John Fraser and Andrew Campbell, Mel Jordan and Don Archibald. The family receivec visitors Wednesday, April 30, and Thursday, May 1, in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service was held Friday, in Union Presbyterian Church, Rev. Jeff Lackie officiated. Burial will be in the Thorburn Cemetery. Donations in memory of Clinton may be made to The Kids Sports Fund, Union Presbyterian Church or a charity of one's choice.
LIGHTLE, Howard Joseph
LIGHTLE, Howard Joseph - 65, Enfield, March 21, 1943 - May 2, 2008, died at home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a son of the late Hugh Wallace Lightle and Sophie May (Muise). He is survived by sons, Wade (Sharon), Paul (Cindy), Howard Jr. (Heather), and daughter, Tracey (Wade) Wood; grandchildren, Travis, Alicia and Taylor Lightle, Jessica Cleveland and Kyle Wood; brothers, Dennis (Debbie), Jimmy (Ester); sisters, Jean MacDonald and Donna (Mike) Hartlen, and companion, Marlene Gallant. He was predeceased by brothers, Donnie, Eddie, Gerald, Wally, and sister, Millie Douthwright. Howard was an avid lover of harness racing, loved to play cards and enjoyed car racing. He was also a member of Enfield Legion Branch 133. Visitation and Legion Services were held Monday, May 5, in St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Enfield. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 6, at 10 a.m., also in St. Bernard's Catholic Church. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Cole Harbour Funeral Home. Donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Canadian Cancer Society.