LUTWICK, Mary - Halifax, died on April 25, 2008, after a brief illness. Born in Stewiacke East, she was a daughter of T. Porter and Edith (Brenton) Banks. Following graduation from Nova Scotia Teachers College she embarked on a career that included teaching in rural and urban settings. In 1944 she married the love of her life, David Lutwick, who was serving in the RCNVR. They built a home at Birch Cove and introduced their family to the joys of sailing, skiing, camping and hiking. Mary was active in many organizations including the Rockingham Heritage Society, Halifax Homeowners Association, the Nova Scotia Museum and Rockingham United Church. She was passionate about history, animals, reading, politics, travel, gardening, and was instrumental in ensuring that the Rotunda at Prince's Lodge was preserved. She is survived by sons, Graham (Paulette), Hackett's Cove; David (Lyndia), Grand Lake; Donald (Sandra), Northwest Cove; William (Anne), Indian Point; daughter, Anne (Stephen) Forbes, Portuguese Cove; sister, Margaret Saunders, Brookfield; grandchildren, Natalie, David, Stephen, Shea, Andrew, Christopher, and Robin; great-granddaughter, Emelie, and several beloved nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, David, and sisters, Edith (Kelly) King and Mildred "Kitty" VanTassell. The family wishes to thank the staff of 8A, VG Site, QEII, VON and Dr. Howard Conter for their exceptional care. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, April 29, in Rockingham United Church, 12 Flamingo Dr., Halifax, Rev. Martin Reid officiated. Interment will be at a later date. Donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses of Greater Halifax, Rockingham United Church Memorial Fund or any charity.
MacPHEE, Ivy Julia
MacPHEE, Ivy Julia - 89, Elmsdale, formerly of Upper Rawdon, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2008, surrounded by her family and friends. Born December 22, 1918, in Shedfield, England, and raised in Trail, B.C., she was the only daughter of the late Harry and Charlotte (Shawyer) Young. Following her move to Upper Rawdon and marriage to her beloved Ray in 1937, they ran a farm, operated a meat business and established the Lucky Dollar Store in Kennetcook. She is survived by her son, Bert (Gerry) McPhee, London, UK; daughters, Joan (David) Kellough, London, Ont.; and Darlene (Corey) Fraser, Hardwoodlands; grandchildren, Michelle MacPhee, Doug (Barb) McPhee, Bethany (Brent) MacDonnell, Ryan (Krista Budgell) Fraser, Lindsay Fraser; great-grandchildren Emma, Kylie, Callum, Lauren, and Cole; special and loyal friend, Marian Singer. Ivy was predeceased by her husband, Ray in 1993; brother, Albert Young, and stepfather Arnold MacPhee. Her family was a source of great pride, joy and strength for her. Visitation was held Friday, May 9, funeral service was held Saturday May 10, both in Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Main St., Shubenacadie, Rev. Gwen Roberts officiated. Interment in Upper Rawdon Cemetery, Upper Rawdon. Donations in memory of Ivy may be made to Upper Rawdon Cemetery Fund or a charity of your choice.
MacPHERSON, John David
MacPHERSON, John David - 91, Westville/Truro, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2008, in Northumberland Veterans Unit, Pictou. Born in Westville, he was a son of the late David and Mabel (Weatherbee) MacPherson. John served in the Second World War as a member of the 22nd Field Ambulance Medical Corps, 3rd Division. He was one of the many Canadians who landed on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Upon his return to Nova Scotia, he was employed with Canadian National Railway until his retirement. John always enjoyed being with his family, friends and his dogs, Dooby and Sandy. He is survived by his only daughter, Evelyn Crouse (Paul), Stewiacke; grandchildren, Heidi and Jonathan; sister-in-law, Eleanor Morrell, Westville; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Evelyn (MacGregor); sister, Ruth Reid; and brother, Clyde. Visitation was held Monday, May 12 in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. His funeral service was held Tuesday, May 13, in Eagles Funeral Chapel with Chaplain Michael Simmons officiated. Burial was in Auburn Cemetery, Westville. Donations in his memory may be made to the Northumberland Veterans Bus Fund or Parkinson Society Canada.
MATTHEWS, Roger Lee
MATTHEWS, Roger Lee - 56, Gormanville, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at home. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late David and Helen (Digdon) Matthews. Roger was a miner for many years in the Northwest Territories. He enjoyed four-wheeling and watching boxing, and being with mans best friends Peatrie and Molly. Roger is survived by his wife, Narda (Harvey), Gormanville; son, David, Fall River; brothers, Larry and Ron; both of Stewiacke; Miles, New Brunswick, and Norman Fraser, Nine Mile River. Roger was predeceased by brothers, Brian and Steven Fraser. Cremation has taken place with no visitation. A committal service will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Roger can be made to St. Paul's United Church, SPCA or a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to the compassionate care of J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Highway 354, Kennetcook, Hants Co., 1-902-362-2440.
McCULLOCH, Harding George
McCULLOCH, Harding George - 79, Elderbank. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Harding McCulloch in the early morning of Saturday, May 3, 2008, surrounded by his loving family. Harding, "Dad", passed away with the quiet courage and dignity that he displayed to his family and friends throughout his life. He was a son of the late Alonzo and Mary (Macumber) McCulloch of Scotch Village. Throughout his life, Harding worked in the construction, mining and forestry industries, later spending several years as a school bus driver. He loved spending time with family and friends, whether at a family gathering, a hunting camp or around a campfire. He was always ready to share a word of wisdom, a caring smile and his dry wit. He had enormous pride in his family and cherished their love and respect. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Mabel (Card); children, Byron (Roberta), Barry (Valerie), Cindy (Jeff Parker), Mark (Marilyn), Mike (Christine), Dennis (Patricia) and Scott; also Janet (Wes), Daniel (Shelly), Darren (Joyce) and Harley; 29 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He leaves behind sisters, Hannah, Margaret, Emily, Ruby, and brother, Charlie. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Eric and Rufus; sisters, Georgina and Eva. Visitation was held Monday, May 5, funeral service was held Tuesday, May 6, both in St. Andrews United Church, Elderbank, Rev. Gary Burrill officiated. Burial followed in Elderbank Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to Bide Awhile Animal Shelter, Musquodoboit Valley Health Foundation-Palliative Care, or a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Co-operative, Upper Musquodoboit.
MEIKLE, Mary Myrtle
MEIKLE, Mary Myrtle - 83, Elmsdale, formerly of Halifax, passed away April 25, 2008, at home. Born in West Chezzetcook, she was a daughter of the late William and Bertha (Myette) Bonnevie. Mary enjoyed needlepoint, and was especially proud of her family and the accomplishments of her grandchildren. Surviving are daughters, Nancy (Stewart) Rockola, Ontario; Barbara Meikle, Halifax; son, Gary Meikle, Elmsdale; grandchildren, Dawn (Dave), Deanne (John), and Danielle. She was predeceased by husband, Ronald. Visitation was held Sunday, April 27, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, where the funeral service was held Monday, April 28. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch.
MORRELL, Edna Mae
MORRELL, Edna Mae - 77, Truro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday morning, April 13, 2008, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born December 5, 1930, in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Charlotte (MacKenzie) Weatherbee. Edna is survived by daughters, Evelyn (Gary) Dawson, Bible Hill; Karen (Spencer) Murray, Noel; Lynn (Fred) Mason, Stellarton; son, Kevin, Truro; sisters, Minnie Salisbury, Whitby, Ont.; Barbara Reid, Bible Hill; Margaret (Bill) Nancarrow, Trenton, Ont.; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, James Stanley "Stan" Morrell; daughter, Elizabeth "Betty" Feltmate; grandson, Sam; sister, Lydia "Babe"; brother, Victor. A graveside service was held Thursday, April 17, in Bible Hill Cemetery, Rev. Brian DeLong officiated. If so desired, donations in Edna's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Palliative Care Unit at Colchester Regional Hospital are welcomed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro.
REECE, Sadie Samantha
REECE, Sadie Samantha - 85, Annapolis Royal, passed away April 27, 2008, in Annapolis Community Health Centre. Born in Sandy Point, she was a daughter of the late John and Nellie (Goodick) Dall. She lived in Sandy Point until she married Wilson Reece and moved to Bear River East and raised a family of four girls. She was a member of Clementsvale Baptist Church, a past member of the Bear River East/Clementsvale Ladies Auxiliary, and a past member of the W.M.S. and the sewing club. Sadie loved gardening, needlework, art, writing poetry, and especially enjoyed feeding the birds in the backyard. She is survived by daughters, Sheila (Ian) Adams, Ingramport; Marla (Darrell) Taylor, Stewiacke; Pamela (David) Hasson, Lower Sackville; Marsha (Glenn) Grant, Belleisle; seven grandchildren and two great-grandsons. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilson Reece; brother, Bruce; sisters, Dora Smith, Pernetta Goodick, and Prudence Holmes. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held Thursday, May 1, in Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal, with Rev. Herb Townsend officiated. Interment was held in Clementsvale Cemetery. Donations in memory may be sent to a local animal shelter or to a charity of one's choice.
RIDGWAY (Naugle) (Wheeler), Hilda May Viola "Maryanne"
RIDGWAY (Naugle) (Wheeler), Hilda May Viola "Maryanne" - 1925-2008. It is with sadness of heart that I announce the quiet passing of my mother, Hilda, on Monday, April 21, 2008. Hilda, a daughter of her late, beloved parents, Herbert and Viola (Cleveland) Wheeler (Halifax), is survived by her daughter, Judith (Trevor) Goff, Lower Queensbury, N.B.; grandchildren, Tamara Goff, Moncton, N.B.; Ryan Goff, Toronto, Ont.; Paul Ridgway, Pictou, and Phil Ridgway, of Doha, Qatar. She is also survived by her brother, Edward Wheeler, Halifax; sisters, Laura Donohue, London, Ont.; Helen Wheeler, Halifax; special niece, Lesley Courtnell, Portsmouth, England, as well as many other cherished nieces and nephews; close cousins, Lily Snow and Marion Zinck, and great great-nephew, Brenton Fairn, Halifax. Hilda was predeceased by her beloved children, son, David; daughter, Anne; infant son, John (at birth); her first husband, Frederick; second husband, Robert Naugle, as well as brothers, John, Ernest and Frederick Wheeler, and sisters, Grace (Davis) (Poole), Winnie (Flewelling), Pearl (Nelson), Maude and Ella May Wheeler. Hilda was employed with the Federal Government (Maritime Command) at HMC Dockyard in Halifax, reluctantly retiring in 1990 after 25 happy years. Hilda loved her family, cooking and gardening, and being with her family and friends. A faithful lifelong member of St. Paul's Anglican Church, she was involved with the Hot Meals Programme, and Sidepersons Group. Formerly, she had been actively involved with the Girl Guide and Brownie Movement at Emmanuel Church, Spryfield, St. Matthias and St. Paul's churches, Halifax. She so enjoyed being a member of the Ladies Guild of St. Paul's and the Chester Ladies Legion, the Order of the Eastern Star, Shoreham, Chester, and the Seasiders' Seniors of Blandford. She was also a member of the Federated Superannuates National Association and the Independent Order of Oddfellows (OOFMU), in which she was so interested but unable to attend in later years because of the distance. Hilda was also an avid member of ACTS (Association of Communicators and Technicians Society, former members of Maritime Command). There will be no viewing at Hilda's request. Flowers and donations to St. Paul's Church will be lovingly accepted. A memorial service and small reception was held in St. Paul's Church on Thursday, May 15. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery.
SMYTH, Steven Thomas
SMYTH, Steven Thomas - 25, Truro. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Steven on April 26, 2008, as a result of a boating accident. Born and raised in Brookfield, Steven was the youngest son of Sharon Smyth (Robichaud) and the late Brian Smyth. Steven was a graduate of South Colchester High School and NSCC Akerley Campus - Plumbing and Pipefitting and was employed with Conroy Refrigeration since his 2007 graduation. Steven was a great lover of the outdoors. He is survived by his mother, Sharon, Truro; brothers, Josh (Amanda), Drayton Valley, Alta., and Jake (Meggan) Calgary, Alta.; paternal grandparents, Howard and Ethel Smyth, Shortt's Lake; niece Kayla Kennedy, Middle Stewiacke; nephew, Zane Smyth, Drayton Valley, Alta.; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Brian; long-time family friend, James Fraser, maternal grandparents, Curtis and Phyllis Robichaud, and uncle, Jeff Mills. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family and many friends. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, where a memorial service was held on Saturday, May 3. Interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Stewiacke East. Donations may be made to ALS Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.
SPENCER, Brooklynn Grace
SPENCER, Brooklynn Grace - Infant daughter of Anthony Spencer and Jennifer Roberts, Truro, passed away April 19, 2008, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Surviving are paternal grandparents, Susan Fraser (Larry), Moose River; Robert Spencer, Truro; maternal grandparents, Kathleen Faulkenham (Paul), Quebec; paternal great-grandmother, Annie Cruickshank, Moose River; aunts, Amanda Spencer (Jonathan Patriquin), Wentworth; Julie Roberts (Craig Atkinson), Halifax; several cousins. A private graveside service was held in St. Brigid's Cemetery, Parrsboro. Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro.