John Phillip Keddie
Keddie, John Phillip - 59, of Falmouth, died Sunday, December 23, at home.
Born in Windsor, he is the son of Nita Marie (Baxter) Keddie and the late John Adam Keddie. John was an adherent of St. George’s Anglican Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and had been previously employed with Minas Basin Lumber for a number of years.
He is survived by his mother, Nita Keddie, Falmouth; sister, Marie (Jim) Allen, Falmouth, daughter, Kim Smith, Alberta, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, and brothers, Donald and David.
At the request of the family, there will be no visitation. Memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, December 27, 2001 in St. George’s Anglican Church, Falmouth, Rev. Fred Rhymes officiating. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Lohnes~Beazley Funeral Home, 419 Albert St., Windsor, N.S. Donations in memory may be made to St. George’s Anglican Church or a charity of one’s choice.
Albert E. "Bob" O'Keefe
O’Keefe, Albert E. "Bob" - 86, of Windosr, N.S., died on Monday, December 31st, 2001 in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor.
Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Albert and Mary (Maddan) O’Keefe, of Ireland. Bob lived in Halifax all his life, where he worked for Halifax Glass Works, as a glazier. Upon his retirement, he and his wife, Marie, moved to Windsor where they spent the last 20 years. He also devoted 4-5 years with the Medical Corps. overseas. Bob, a quiet man, loved all sports, especially hockey and the Maple Leafs, and was a well-known bowler.
He is survived by his wife Marie (Hillman); daughters, Phyllis McKenna, Okotoks, Alta. and Kathleen (Hugh) Hicks, Waterloo, Ont.; grandchildren, Erin, Sarah, and Gregory; also a brother, Gerald, Halifax; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Helen, and brothers, Johnny, Frankie, Raymond, Bill, Jim, and Chris.
Funeral service will be held 10:00am on Thursday, January 3, at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Windsor, Fthr. John MacDonald officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday January 2, from 2-4 and 7-9pm in Lohnes~Beazley Funeral Home, 419 Albert St., Windsor, N.S.
For those wishing to remember Bob with a memorial, donations to St. John’s Church in Windsor would be kindly appreciated.
Joyce Audrey Porter
Joyce Audrey Porter- 76, of Falmouth, Hants County, passed away suddenly on Friday, January 4, 2002, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII.
Born in Martock, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth (Hart) Brown. Joyce will be remembered as a loving grandmother and great-grandmother, and she was particularly fond of spending time at her cottage at Mockingee Lake and tending to her flower garden.
She is survived by her children; David (Pat), Mt. Denson; Lorraine, Robert (Anna), and Yvonne Mills, all of Falmouth; son-in-law, Scott Mills, Kempt Shore; sisters, Zelba Cochrane and Sharon Boyd, both of Falmouth, Ruth Crowell, Three Mile Plains, and Maxine (Mick) Lyttle, Ellershouse; and by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joyce was predeceased by her husband, Montson Edward ("Mont"); sisters Bertie Harvey, Olive Lunn, Dora MacDonald, Marjorie Dyke, Greta O’Brien, and Phyllis in infancy; brothers, Robert Brown, Ammi Hugh ("Bud") Brown, Richard and Cecil in early childhood.
There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Monday, January 7 in Lohnes~Beazley Memorial Chapel, 419 Albert St., Windsor. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Hants Community Hospital, Juniper Grove United Church, or the charity of one’s choice.
Noreen Rose Dempsey Parker Whynot
WHYNOT, Noreen Rose Dempsey Parker - Ellershouse, died suddenly Saturday, January 15, 2005 at Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in Morden, Kings Co., she was a daughter of the late Murray Lenwood Dempsey and Jennie Viola (Price ) (Dempsey) Zwicker.
Noreen was a member of the St. Louise Union Church in Ellershouse, as well as the Liberal Association for many years. She enjoyed bowling and going to TOPS.
Noreen is survived by her loving husband Perry, and family, sons: Timothy (Christine), Windsor; Brian (Lise), Lwr. Sackville; Patrick (Kelly), Ellershouse; Roy (Christine), Ft. St. John, B.C.; daughters, Annarose (Michael Huntley), Truro; Jennifer (Todd Purcell), Lwr. Sackville; Jennice, at home; five granddaughters, eight grandsons; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Jessup (Fred), Arthath Lamontagne, both of Ellershouse; Shirley Brown, Wolfville; step-sister, Wiarda Kirchmyer; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her step-father, Err Zwicker; step-mother, Grace Dempsey; sister, Gwen Jessup (Alden), Ellershouse.
Visitation will be held 2-4pm and 7-9pm Wednesday, January 19, 2005 in Lohnes-Beazley Family Funeral Home, 419 Albert Street, Windsor. Funeral service will be held at 3:00pm Thursday, January 20, in St. Louise Union Church, Ellershouse, Rev. Karen Pearce officiating. Interment in Oakhill Cemetery, Ellershouse. Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation; or St. Louise Union Church, Ellershouse.
Viola Joye Killen
KILLEN, VIOLA JOYE, 85, of Windsor, passed away Monday, January 17, 2005 at Hants Community Hospital. Born January 18, 1919 in Cambridge, Hants Co., she was a daughter of the late William and Maria (Rolfe) McLellan. Viola was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt during her lifetime and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a member of Windsor United Church. Survived by her daughter, Judith Clews, Windsor; step-daughter, Judith Delve, Edmonton, Alta; step-son, Douglas Killen, Courtenay, B.C.; two grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Kenneth Church; second husband, G. Herman Killen; daughter, Gloria Ellen Church; brothers, Earl, Gilbert, and Arthur McLellan; sisters, Jennie McLellan, Lena Kunze, Annie Barkhouse, and Helen Peach.
Funeral service will take place 3:00pm Friday, January 21, 2005 in Lohnes~Beazley Funeral Home, 419 Albert Street, Windsor, Rev. Bill Gibson officiating, assisted by Joan MacDonald. Burial in Vaughan Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Duncan 'Dooley' Alexander Drummond Young
YOUNG, DUNCAN ‘DOOLEY’ ALEXANDER DRUMMOND, of Windsor, passed away peacefully at home, on Thursday, January 20, 2005. Dooley was a special child that deeply touched the lives of all who were lucky enough to know him. May God grant him peace. He will be sadly missed by his parents, Duncan and Christine; sister, Ellen Young (Brent Fischer), Halifax; grandmother, June Vernham, Montreal; several aunts, uncles and many cousins. Dooley was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Peter Vernham; paternal grandparents, Duncan and Christina Young.
Memorial service will be held at 2:00pm Tuesday, January 25, 2005 in Christ Church Anglican, Windsor, the Rev’d David Curry officiating. Donations in memory may be made to the Christ Church Foundation, P. O. Box 2664 Windsor, N.S. B0N 2T0 Funeral arrangements entrusted to Lohnes~Beazley Funeral Service, 419 Albert Street, Windsor.
Elsie Blanche Goodall
GOODALL, Elsie Blanche, - 94, Hantsport, formerly of Windsor and Mount Denson, passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2005 in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in Mount Denson, she was a daughter of the late William and Ida (MacInnis) MacDonald. Elsie was a long-time member of the Mount Denson Baptist Church where she was a member of the Loyal Workers and a Past Deacon. She was a life member of the Clan Donald Society of N.S. Surgery for a severe eye problem in her youth resulted in a career choice for Elsie. Having been impressed and touched by the patience and nurturing of the nursing staff of a Halifax hospital she decided to become a Registered Nurse. At the age of 17 she moved to Massachusetts, U.S.A. to live with relatives and complete her high school education. In 1946, after much adversity, she fulfilled her life-long dream and graduated from the Training School for Nurses at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. Serving in hospitals from Massachusetts to California, she finally returned to New York City to take a position at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre where she served for 15 years, her devotion and nurturing touching the lives of countless patients. Her concern for others did not stop there. During the course of her many years she sponsored foster children and her generosity towards nieces and nephews, especially during Christmas, will always be remembered.
Upon retirement, Elsie returned to Nova Scotia and built a home there. Through the years 1965-1974 she worked part-time at the Payzant Memorial Hospital and the Windsor Elms Senior Citizens Home. She loved to travel and took trips to Continental Europe, a Caribbean cruise, Venezuela, Hawaii, Bermuda, and the Gathering of the Clan MacDonald in Edinburgh, Scotland. She was still motoring, as a passenger, to the USA visiting relatives after her ninetieth birthday.
Elsie was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are step-daughter, Janet Goodall, Edmonton, Alberta; step-sons, Robert, Dartmouth; Colin, Halifax; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Irving Myers; second husband, Herbert Goodall; step-daughter-in-law, Kathy; sisters, Florence Dill, Eva Rooney, Mabel Steele and Ethel; brothers, Albert and John.
Visitation will be held 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., Saturday, February 5 in Lohnes~Beazley Family Funeral Home, 419 Albert St., Windsor. Funeral service at 2:00pm Sunday, February 6 in Mount Denson Baptist Church, Rev. Johan Eichhorn officiating. Interment in Mount Denson Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory may be made to the Mount Denson Baptist Church or the Salvation Army.
Kathleen Agnes Benedict
BENEDICT, Kathleen Agnes, 87, of Windsor, formerly of Three Mile Plains, passed away Thursday, February 3, 2005 in Dykeland Lodge. Born in Benjamin Mills, Hants Co., she was a daughter of the late Charles Maurice and Henrietta Agnes (Gormley) Baxter. Kathleen enjoyed playing bingo and knitting. She loved feeding the birds and also enjoyed cats. She is survived by sons, Gary, Three Mile Plains; Gerald (Debbie), Curry’s Corner; Brian (Vera), Newport Station; Lynn (Carol), Three Mile Plains; daughters, Marilyn Symms, Three Mile Plains; Gloria (Kenny) Spencer, Martock; Sharon Benedict, Falmouth; Patricia Dearman, Windsor; Dawn (Curtis) McCulloch, Three Mile Plains; 23 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren; sister, Nita Keddie, Windsor; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick “Raymond” Benedict; daughter, Andrea Lorraine; great-grandson, Jason Benedict; sister, Ruth Faulkner; brothers, Warren, Harold, and Otto Baxter.
Visitation will take place 7-9pm Saturday, February 5. Funeral service will be held on Sunday, February 6, 2005 at 4:00pm in Lohnes~Beazley Funeral Home, 419 Albert Street, Windsor, Rev. Garnet Parker officiating. Burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to the Alzheimer Unit at Dykeland Lodge, 124 Cottage Street, Windsor, N.S. B0N 2T0.
Kathleen Glenna “Marie” Hunt
HUNT, Kathleen Glenna “Marie”- 71, of Windsor, passed away peacefully in Hants Community Hospital, on Thursday, February 3, 2005. Born in Mantua, Hants Co., she was a daughter of the late James and Glenna (Thomas) Connors. Marie graduated from Normal College in 1950 and taught school from 1950-1968. She was active in the Windsor Jaycettes, and was an adherent of Windsor United Church where she taught Sunday School, served as Superintendent, and was a member of U.C.W. She is survived by her husband, Ernest; daughters, Cheryl (Rob) Adams, Moncton, N.B.; Marilyn (David) Shay, Windsor; Kelley (Bill) Perry, Riverview, N.B.; Heather (Bobby) Brown, Windsor; Crystal, Riverview, N.B.; a son, Jon (Tracey), Windsor Junction; 14 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Marie was predeceased by an infant daughter, Janice Lynne; brother, Warren “Jim” Connors.
Visitation will take place 2-4pm and 7-9pm Friday, February 4, in Lohnes~Beazley Family Funeral Home, 419 Albert Street, Windsor. Funeral service will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, February 5, in Windsor United Church, Rev. Bill Gibson officiating. Burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Family flowers only please. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit or to the V.O.N., both in care of Hants Community Hospital, Payzant Drive, Windsor, B0N 2T0.
Shirley Lee Blenkhorn
Blenkhorn, Shirley Lee - 84, Windsor, formerly of Amherst, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2004 in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor.
Born in Amherst, Shirley was the daughter of the late William J. and Myrtle (Skinner) Munro. She was educated in Amherst graduating from the St. Charles Commercial School. After graduation, Shirley proudly served as the first secretary of the Maritime Lumber Bureau.
Shirley was predeceased in 1996 by her husband of 54 years, Doug. After marriage, Shirley spent the majority of her married life on the farm in Nappan, Cumberland County, later moving back to spend several retirement years in Amherst. After the death of her husband, she spent the last three years at the Gladys Manning Retirement Centre in Windsor. Shirley enjoyed a rich and rewarding life at the Manning Centre, thanks to the loving personal care given by Jennifer Allen and the warmth and support of her fellow residents.
Shirley is survived by her daughter, Crystal and son-in-law Glenn, Windsor; her son, Bill and daughter-in-law Helen, Kelowna, B.C.; her brother, Bill, of Montreal, and her sister, Sybil, Pugwash. Shirley was the proud grandmother of Andrew, Julie, David, Jonathan, Heather, James and step-grandson Sean.
A memorial service will be held at the Gladys Manning Centre in Windsor on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 2:00pm, Rev. Bill Gibson officiating assisted by Eloi Gunn. A family interment will be held at the Amherst Cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Lohnes~Beazley Family Funeral Home, 419 Albert St., Windsor. Donations in memory may be made to Friends of the Windsor Regional Library, P. O. Box 3480, Windsor, N.S. B0N 2T0
Robert 'Bob' James Benner
BENNER, Robert 'Bob' James, - 71, Chester Basin, formerly of Windsor, passed away Monday, February 2, 2004 in Chester Basin.
Born in Windsor, he was a son of the late Whitman George and Margaret (Foster ) Benner. Bob worked as a janitor at Windsor Regional High School until his retirement. He was a veteran of the Korean War.
Bob is survived by his brothers, William 'Bill' (Mildred), Windsor; Ronald, (Linda), Lower Burlington; four nieces.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Lohnes-Beazley Family Funeral Home, 419 Albert Street, Windsor. Graveside service will be held 2:00pm Wednesday, February 4, in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor, Rev. Jeffrey White officiating. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Phyllis Caroline Wilson
WILSON, Phyllis Caroline - 86, Windsor, formerly of Falmouth, passed away, Saturday, February 7, 2004 in The Windsor Elms. Born April 20, 1917, in Cheverie, she was a daughter of the late William Charles and Caroline Lesta (Crowell) Smith, one of 14 children. Phyllis was a member of St. George’s Anglican Church, Upper Falmouth and a former member of the Ladies Guild. She loved knitting, dogs and cats, country music, and her flower garden. On the family farm in Falmouth she picked and packed apples and would mow the grass with the lawn tractor.
She is survived by her son, Donald Wilson (Shirley), Olds, Alberta; daughters, Carolyn MacAulay (John-deceased), Truro; Betty Ann Beazley (Les), Windsor; grandchildren, Deborah Poynter (Ross), Derrick Wilson (Pam), Stephen Wilson (Rochelle), all of Alberta; Glendon MacAulay (Karen), Truro; Kristina Boudreau (Elliott), Halifax; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Hazel Sanford, The Windsor Elms; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, William Boyd Wilson; sisters, Mildred Faulkner, Ella Faulkner, Annie Smith, Edna Sanford, Florence Dill; brothers, William 'Willy', John, Percy, Henry, Raymond, Lawrence, and Prescott Smith.
Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Monday, February 9, with funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, both in Lohnes~Beazley Family Funeral Home, 419 Albert St., Windsor. Rev. Fred Rhymes officiating, assisted by Linda Townsend, Chaplain - The Windsor Elms. Donations in memory may be made to St. George’s Anglican Church, Upper Falmouth or The Windsor Elms.