Michael E. King
KING, MICHAEL ELIJAH, 88, of Windsor, died at home on Wednesday, November 17, 2004 with his family at his bedside.
Born in Canal Winchester, Ohio, October 13, 1916, he was the youngest son of five children of James Raymond and Mary Effie (Kistler) King.
He won a scholarship to the Michigan Technological University from where he graduated in 1938 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with Honors and a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering with Honors. He was a member of the Tau Beta Pi honorary society. After participating in ROTC in university he enlisted as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers in 1938 and after the outbreak of war in 1941 served 43 months in the Pacific Theater in Australia and in Mindanao and Leyte in the Philippines, ending up his tour as a Major and the Unit Commander Combat Engineer for the 3rd Engineer Combat Battalion of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Mike was hired by United States Gypsum in 1939 as Quarry Superintendent in Alabaster, Michigan and, after the war, as Plant Manager in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was transferred to Windsor, NS in 1948 to run US Gypsum’s operation at Wentworth, later expanded to include the Miller’s Creek quarry. He continued in Windsor until his retirement in 1981 as President and General Manager of the Fundy Gypsum Company. Mike was a long time member of both the Nova Scotia Mining Society and the Nova Scotia Safety Council, and was a staunch supporter of workplace safety. He worked part-time for Avon Valley Greenhouses, Falmouth, NS from 1968 to 2000 and, of late, was the Chairman of the Board of Directors. During his tenure the acreage under glass increased substantially. He was also instrumental in the establishment of an innovative waste wood heating system. Mike was a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Club of Windsor, serving the organization for more than 50 years. For a time he was active in Christ Church Anglican, Windsor. He had a number of hobbies including: photography, rock hounding, jewelry making, gardening and winemaking. He had an abiding interest in the stock market and nothing could get a better rise out of him than a good (or bad) day on the market. Most of all, Mike was a devoted and proud father and a great example to us all. Mike was pre-deceased by his first-born son, Michael Edward, and by his siblings Fontilla, Harold, Byron and Raymond.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Margaret Anne (Rompf), known as ‘Mickey’ to one and all, and by his children: Jim (Siepi VanDerWerf), Peter (Linda Schurman), Margie (Trevor Giddy) and Mary (David Angus); and by grandchildren of Jim: Sarah, John, Isabel and Elisa; of Peter: Katharine and Emily; of Margie: Michael, Matthew, Meg (Margaret) and Jane; and by great-grandchildren born of Elisa: Madeline and Gabriella. His legacy survives him.
Visitation will be held in Lohnes-Beazley Family Funeral Home, 419 Albert Street, Windsor, from 2-4pm and 7-9pm on Friday, November 19.
A memorial service will be held in Lohnes~Beazley Memorial Chapel at 2 pm on Saturday, November 20, followed by a reception.
Donations in memory may be made to the Windsor Regional Library or to a charity of choice.
Charles Ira Burgess
BURGESS, Charles Ira - 78, Mahone Bay, formerly of Bishopville, Hants Co. died Wednesday, November 17, 2004 in Fisherman’s Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg, N.S.
Born May 6, 1926 in Hantsport, Hants Co., he was the son of the late Earl and Jessie (Beckwith) Burgess.
Charles was a gifted carpenter and was mostly self-employed. His Burgess Baby Barns, tables and lawn furniture, swinging chairs, and household carpentry were beautiful. He loved his family, nature, cats and cribbage. He also drove trucks and was a bus driver for MacKenzie Bus Lines.
He is survived by his companion, Gladys Herridge, Mahone Bay; daughters, Marlene Harvey, Look Off, Kings Co.; Trudy (Doug) O’Connell, Centreville, Kings Co.; and Rosalee (Joe MacMillan), Centreville; stepson, Ivan Pick (Doris), New Minas; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Hannah (Griffin) Burgess; a great-grandson, Cameron Roy Harvey.
Visitation from 2-4pm Sunday, November 21, with funeral service to be held 2:00pm Monday, November 22, all in Lohnes~Beazley Family Funeral Home, 419 Albert Street, Windsor, Rev. David Shaw officiating. Interment in Bishopville Cemetery, Hants County.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Nova Scotia Diabetes Association or a charity of choice.
Robert “Bobby” Charles Harvey
HARVEY, Robert “Bobby” Charles, - 66, Newport Station, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, November 30, 2004. Born in Three Mile Plains, he was a son of the late Frank and Kathleen (Riley) Harvey. Bobby worked with heavy equipment for most of his working life; most recently he provided horse transportation and enjoyed working in his woodlot. Surviving are his children Jimmy (Debbie), Halifax; Daniel (Anna), Newport Station; Bryon (Shannon), Eastern Passage; Becky (Brad Dauphinee), Three Mile Plains; eight grandchildren; sisters, Leola (Harry Dean), Sandra Houston, and Debbie Harvey, all of Newport Station; Betty Murphy, Three Mile Plains; Jean Redmond,
Dartmouth; brothers, Raymond (Cheryl), Edson, Alta; Glenn (Terry),
Edmonton, Alta; Richard (Karen), Newport Station. Predeceased by brothers, Bryan, Terry; two infant brothers; step-brother, Bruce. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Lohnes~Beazley Funeral Home, 419 Albert St., Windsor. A private graveside service will be held at a later date in Ste. Croix Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to any 4-H Club.
MacDonald, Peggy Lynn - 49, of Union Corner, passed away in the presence of her family on Friday, December 3, 2004 in the Palliative Care Unit of the QEII Health Science Centre, V.G. Site.
Born in Windsor, she is a daughter of Mildred and the late Ralph “Patty” Hatchard. Peggy was an employee of Avon Valley Greenhouses for 15 years. She loved to work and showed respect for each and every one of her co-workers. Peggy also loved animals and gardening, and would be especially happy for springtime to come when she and Ralph would plant tomatoes and eagerly await the first tomato’s arrival to show everyone, especially her family and grandchildren whom she was so proud of.
Survived by her husband, Ralph, Union Corner; daughters, Jodi (Andrew Race), Ardoise; Teresa (Darcy Miner), Windsor; son, Tony (Patricia), Newport Corner; grandchildren, Kassie, Zachary, Braeden, Jessica, Ashley and Justin; sister, Louise Phillips (Jim), Union Corner; brother, Herman (Susan), Union Corner; uncles, aunts, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father.
Visitation will be held in Lohnes-Beazley Family Funeral Home, 419 Albert Street, Windsor, from 2-4pm and 7-9pm Sunday, December 5.
A funeral service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00pm Monday, December 6, Rev. Garnet Parker officiating. A private committal will take place at a later date in Maplewood Cemetery.
Family flowers only please. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the I.W.K. Children’s Hospital.
Nita Marie Keddie
KEDDIE, Nita Marie - 90, Windsor, formerly of Falmouth, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2005 in Hants Community Hospital with her family by her side. Born in Benjamin Mills, Hants Co., she was the daughter of the late Charles Maurice and Henrietta Agnes (Gormley) Baxter. She was an active member of St. George’s Church and the St. George’s Ladies Guild; a member of the Gliders Club and also enjoyed bowling and being with family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Marie (Jim) Allen, Falmouth; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; foster sister, Barbara Reggio, Boston, Mass. She was predeceased by her husband, John “Jack” Adams Keddie; sons, Donald, David, John; great-grandson, David Clark; sisters, Ruth Faulkner, Kathleen Benedict; brothers, Warren, Harold, and Otto Baxter.
Visitation will be held from 7-9pm Wednesday, March 9 in Lohnes Beazley Family Funeral Home, 419 Albert St., Windsor. Funeral service will take place at 2:00pm Thursday, March 10, 2005 in St. George’s Anglican Church, Falmouth, the Rev’d Michael Boyd officiating. Interment in St. George’s Anglican Church Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to St. George’s Church, the Palliative Care Unit at Hants Community Hospital, or to the Windsor Elms.
Cecil Ernest Caldwell
1924 - 2005
CALDWELL, Cecil Ernest - 80, Three Mile Plains, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at his home, with his loving niece by his side. Born November 16, 1924 in Three Mile Plains, he was a son of the late William and Sarah (Whitehead) Caldwell.
In his earlier years he worked for Fundy Gypsum Co.; later for Seaport Construction and Carl B. Potter as a driller, helping to build Highway 101. Cecil was an avid baseball fan especially of his beloved Toronto Blue Jays. He was a kind and loving brother.
Besides his very special niece Rae Garland who cared for him in his final months, he is survived by three brothers, Frank, Doug (Muriel) and Benny (Carol), all of Three Mile Plains; four sisters, Joyce Kelley, Caroline Garland, both of Windsor; Gloria Gibson, Newport Station; Jennie Baxter (Dean), Garlands Crossing; many nieces and nephews.
Cecil was predeceased by brothers, Ross (2002) and Bruce in infancy; two half- brothers, Don and Ralph Whitehead and half-sister Katherine Trider, all of Three Mile Plains.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Lohnes-Beazley Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St. Windsor; from where a memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 13, Rev. Garnet Parker officiating. Interment of ashes in St. Croix Cemetery, St. Croix.
Donations may be made to the V.O.N., or to a charity of your choice.
Joseph Alvin Ripley
1923 - 2005
RIPLEY, Joseph Alvin - Windsor. Born March 31, 1923 in Windsor Forks, a son of the late Edward and Amelia (Carson) Ripley, Joe passed away Thursday, March 17, 2005 in Valley Regional Hospital.
A veteran of World War II, Joe served overseas from 1944-45 as a Drill Sergeant for the Canadian Army. After the war he worked for MacKenzie Creamery, Doran’s Taxi & Bus, was a Manager for Dominion Stores, and a salesman for TRA Wholesalers and Halifax Wholesalers, retiring in 1988. He was the secretary of the Windsor Legion for many years and a member of the Lions Club.
Since 2000, he resided at the Gladys Manning Residence where he enjoyed a wonderful quality of life amongst life-long and new friends in a very social atmosphere. Everyone who came in contact with Joe benefited in some very positive way, he always had a great story to tell. His surviving family share a tremendous pride knowing Joe contributed so much to them and to the community. He loved to cook and was famous for his baked beans.
Predeceased by his wife, Joyce (Purvis), brothers, Bernard, Charlie, Avon, Jim, Carl; sisters, Frances Trenholm, Anna Davison, and a sister in infancy. He is survived by his son, David, Wolfville; daughter, Sharon Scott (Garth), Hantsport; grandchildren, Kelly (Scott) Bennett, Bishopville; Kevin Scott (Nell), New Minas; great-grandchildren, Katie and Julia Bennett, Kristena and Emma Scott; sisters-in-law, Marjorie, Olive, and Ruth; special cousin, Aggie Langille (George, dec.); several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will take place 2-4pm and 7-9pm Sunday, March 20 in Lohnes~Beazley Funeral Home, 419 Albert St. Windsor, where Royal Canadian Legion Branch #9 will hold their tribute at 7:00pm. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2005 in Windsor Baptist Church, Rev. Jeffrey White officiating. Burial in Maplewood Cemetery. A reception will take place in the church hall. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Kitty Phillipa Dearmer
Dearmer, Kitty Phillipa - 75, of Windsor, Hants County, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 27, 2005, in Hants Community Hospital, with her family by her side.
Born in Westminster, England, she was a daughter of the late Fillippa and Theresa (Farringden) Rendell. Kitty and her husband Ronald resided for many years in Ontario since arriving in Canada from Surrey, England. She was employed as a purchasing agent in the hardware industry with H. Paulin & Company Ltd., Scarborough, Ontario. Kitty’s love of the sea eventually lead them to Nova Scotia in 2002, where they decided to make Windsor their new home. She was a long-time member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Ontario.
Kitty will be fondly remembered as a kind and loving soul to everyone she knew. Surviving are; her loving husband of 57 years, Ronald, Windsor; sons, Keith (Ellie), Whitby, Ont.; Stephen (Velma), Etobicoke, Ont.; sister, Thelma Whyte, Hants, England; brother, John Rendell, Torque, England; grandchildren, Jessica, Shawn, Wade, and Kimberley.
There will be no visitation by family request. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 29 at 1:00p.m. in Lohnes-Beazley Family Funeral Home, 419 Albert St., Windsor, Rev. David Curry officiating .
Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Isabel B. Atkinson (Church)
Atkinson (Church), Isabel B. - 68, Windsor Elms, Windsor, Hants County; formerly of Springfield, Annapolis County. It is with great sorrow that the friends, family and loved ones of Isabel Atkinson wish to announce her passing on Monday, March 28 at the Windsor Elms. Isabel died peacefully, surrounded by family after a short battle with dementia. Born November 9, 1936 in Upper Vaughan, Hants County, the youngest born to the late Arthur and Nina (Rafuse) Church. Isabel, or “Bell” to those who knew her, was a strong and caring daughter, mother and grandmother who’s love of children was unparalleled to the many who looked up to her. Isabel dedicated many years of her life as a patron to her mother, father and disabled sister. Her door was always open to any who turned up, and many were lucky enough to be received to the scent of fresh baked bread and a pot of tea. She always gave a great deal of love and attention to the children, friends and family in her life. After moving to Springfield, she volunteered many hours to her church and as a member of the New Germany Lions Club, for the betterment of her neighbors and community. Isabel is survived by her companion, Harold F. Mason, Springfield; daughters, Pamela Chandler, Ashdale; Linda (Troy) Cleveland, Petawawa, Ont.; son, Jeffrey (Tammy) Atkinson, Burlington; grandchildren, Angela, Sherri, Denise, Katlyn, Nikki-Rae, Haley, Shane, Cody, Christina, and Wayne, great-grandchildren, Nicole, Emily, Cloey and Janaya; sisters, Viola Saunders, Falmouth; Francis Blinn, Falmouth; Pauline Davison, Ellershouse; Ruth King, Halifax; brother, Thorton Church, Windsor. She was predeceased by sisters, Effie Watson, Alice Hart, Catherine Church, Evelyn Church, Florence Church, Joyce Church and brother Oliver Church. Isabel you will be dearly missed.
Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, April 3 in the Lohnes-Beazley Family Funeral Home, 419 Albert St., Windsor, where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, April 4, Rev. Bill MacDougall officiating. Interment to be held in Lower Vaughan Cemetery. Reception to follow in the Elmcroft Reception Centre. Donations may be made to the Windsor Elms.
Sadie Alice White
WHITE, Sadie Alice, - 101, Windsor, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2003 in Dykeland Lodge, Windsor.
Born in Boston Mass, she was a daughter of the late George and Mary (Gillis) Gourley. Sadie was Past-Matron of Fairfield Chapter 22 of the order of Eastern Star, Windsor. Charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Windsor United Church.
Sadie is survived by daughter Mary, Windsor; son Percy 'Bud' and his wife Jayne, White’s Lake, Ontario; brother Alfred Gourley, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow; 7 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 9 great great grandchildren; step granddaughter Elaine Wilson; sister in-law Gertie Gourley, Stewiacke; son in-law Ralph Coolen, Liverpool; predeceased by her husband Percy; daughters Phyllis, Maxine 'Tilley' Coolen; brothers Hector and George; sisters Margaret Green, Murlie McDonnell, Florence Copp and MayBelle MacDonald; great grand daughter Lisa Tilley.
Visitation was 7-9 PM Tuesday September 23, 2003 with Fairfield Chapter 22 of the Eastern Star holding their service at 7 PM; funeral service was 2PM Wednesday, September 24, 2003 all in Lohnes-Beazley Family Funeral Home, 419 Albert Street., Windsor. Rev. Bill Gibson officiating; interment in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor.
Donations in memory may be made to the Windsor Senior Citizens Bus Fund or a charity of your choice.
Earl Joseph Ward
Ward, Earl Joseph - 80, of Gypsum Mines, passed away Saturday, March 6, 2004, at the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in Wentworth, Hants Co., he was a son of the late Joseph and Hannah (Seary) Ward.
For most of his life he had oxen and loved to work with them. One of his hobbies was woodworking which he enjoyed in his spare time. Gardening was an enjoyable pasttime as well, planting a small garden even into his 80th year. Earl was an employee at the Fundy Gypsum Company for 37 years. He also enjoyed following the career of Wilf Carter, going to concerts in the Valley. Earl was especially fond of his beautiful cat, Timmy. He is survived by his wife, the former Ella Maxine Cochrane; brother, William (Bill & Leona), Stanley; sisters, Dorothy (Mrs. Roy Elliot), Centre Rawdon; Kathleen (Mrs. Albert Lowe), South Rawdon; also several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Cecil (John), Carl, Carmen, Claude, Eric (George), Roy and Gordon; sisters, Madeline (Mrs. Wiley Murphy); Edith Haley, Jean (Mrs. George Arenburg), Annie (Mrs. Aubrey Della Torre); Josephine (Mrs. Clyde Hatt); Geraldine (Mrs. Emerson Brooks).
Visitation will be held 7-9pm Monday, March 8. Funeral service will be held at 2:00p.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2004 all in Lohnes-Beazley Funeral Home, 419 Albert St., Windsor, Rev. Bill Gibson officiating. Private family committal service in Maplewood Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Katherine Elaine McNeil
McNeil, Katherine Elaine, 'Kate' - 48, of Waterville, formerly of Windsor. It is with great sorrow the family announce the death on Thursday, March 11, 2004, of a caring sister, aunt and great aunt, in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville.
Born in Windsor, Katherine was the daughter of the late James and Woodfern 'Honey' (Starrett) McNeil. She loved the outdoors, taking pictures with her camera, swimming, rug hooking, and she loved to eat sweets. Kate was a blessing to her family and was loved by everyone who knew her. She will be sadly missed by her sisters, Jean (Fred DeMont), Chester; Dianne McNeil, Brooklyn, Hants Co.; Marlene (Bradley Thomas), Cogmagun; Mary Ellen (Norman Crouse), Torbrook Mines. Special aunt to Gregory (Jill DeMont); Paul and Sarah Pettipas; Brodie and Zachary Thomas; Jessica and AJ Crouse; grand-niece Madison DeMont. Besides her parents, Kate was predeceased by her brother, Daniel.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Lohnes-Beazley Funeral Home, 419 Albert St., Windsor. A celebration of Katherine’s life will be held 2 p.m. Monday, March 15, in Lohnes~Beazley Memorial Chapel. Rev. E.E. Hill officiating. Donations in memory may be made to the Kings County Rehabilitation Centre, Waterville, or the Special Olympics.
Reginald Dexter Hazel
The family of Reginald Dexter Hazel wish to announce his passing on March 8, 2004 in Windsor, N.S. He had been residing in Nova Scotia after living in Massachusetts for many years.
He is survived by one son, Roger and wife, Candace, two grandchildren; sister, Vivian Maynard, brother, Rockwell. He was predeceased by his wife, Maude; sisters, Mildred, Rose, Florence, Mabel; brothers, Harold, Robert, Clifford, Roy, and Glendon.
By his request, there was no funeral service. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Lohnes~Beazley Funeral Service, Windsor.
Noreen Claire Walsh
Walsh, Noreen Claire - Windsor, passed away peacefully March 19, 2004 at the Hants Community Hospital, surrounded by her son, Darren, family, and friends. Born in Ashdale, Hants Co., she was a daughter of the late Howard Elmore, and Alma Claire (Manning) Davison.
Noreen was an adherent of the South Rawdon Baptist church, as well as the Women’s Bowling League. She so enjoyed her family, friends, gardening and decorating.
She is survived by son, Darren, Windsor; beloved grandmother of Michaela Walsh, Windsor; long-time special friend, Jim Scott, Dartmouth; several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, G. Paul Walsh.
Visitation will take place 7-9pm Saturday, March 20. Funeral service will be held Sunday, March 21 at 2:00pm, Rev. Charles Milbury officiating, all in Lohnes~Beazley Funeral Home, 419 Albert Street, Windsor. Interment in Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at Hants Community Hospital.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Lohnes~Beazley Family Funeral Home, Windsor.