FINDLAY, Lawrence Albert "Laurie"
FINDLAY, Lawrence Albert "Laurie" - 75, Eastern Passage. It is with great sorrow that we announce the very sudden passing of Laurie on January 7, 2006, at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Linda, Cambridge. Laurie was a very gentle, quiet, hard-working man whose family meant everything to him. Laurie was the son of the late John Findlay and Lucy (DeBaie) Findlay. He is survived by his only child, Timothy and daughter-in-law Linda, Cambridge. He was a loving and devoted "Pappa" to granddaughter, Kaitlin, and grandson, Gareth. He enjoyed his school break visits with Gareth and was very proud of Kaitlin, looking forward to her graduation from St. Thomas University in May. He is going to be greatly missed by his friend and sister-in-law of 50 years, Helen Gaetz, whose many kindnesses to him will not be forgotten. Also missing him is his faithful canine companion, Sandy, who never left his side. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his most devoted and beloved wife of 47 years, Betty, and had missed her so desperately since her passing just two years ago. One of their biggest arguments and one of the most funny things we would laugh about was the fact that Laurie would never turn left when driving so Betty could only shop at stores on the right. He was also predeceased by brothers, Walter, John, Joseph, Gordon; sisters, Arlene, Margaret, Mary, and Dorothy. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in J. Albert Walker and Sons Funeral Home, 307 Prince Albert Rd., Dartmouth (469-5601), Rev. Patricia Malin officiating. Burial to follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Dartmouth Outreach Resource Centre (Feed Nova Scotia, 44 Hester St., Dartmouth, NS B3A 1K2.
PATTERSON, Dr. Arthur H.
PATTERSON, Dr. Arthur H. - 64, Lunenburg, passed away in peace, surrounded by love, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater on June 13, 2006. Born in Woodstock, N.B., Art was the cherished son of Mary (Slipp) and the late W.N. "Pat" Patterson. For more than 35 years, Art served the people of Lunenburg County as a respected and much-loved family physician. His caring presence in this community will be profoundly missed by so many. Art's remarkable character, inimitable work ethic, personal strength, passion for family and love of the outdoors were formed in the bosom of his family during his early years in Woodstock. Following his elementary and high school education, Art went on to study science at Acadia. Art was a member of the Dalhousie Medical School graduating class of 1970, establishing treasured and enduring friendships with his classmates. As a physician, Art was by necessity a jack-of-all trades, and by exceptional skill, a master of many. Art had a particular gift for obstetrics and delivered more than 4000 babies during his career. His practice also included emergency medicine, ICU care, general surgery, caring particularly for seniors and adults with special needs, serving as the Medical Examiner for Lunenburg County for the entire breadth of his career, and often providing primary care for three and four generations of a family. In addition to his untiring efforts on behalf of his individual patients, Art was a ferocious advocate for health care and particularly for Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. Among the many positions he held at the time of his death, he was Medical Director of Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care for the Aged; Medical Director of LaHave Manor Adult Residential Centre; Lunenburg County Social Services Examiner for Child Abuse; Chairman of the SSRH Geriatric Advisory Committee; Chairman of Lunenburg-Queens Homecare Operational Committee; and the Collaborative Physician for Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner's Project. Included among the many prominent positions he held in the past are President, Fishermen's Memorial (FMH) Medical Staff; Chief of Obstetrics, FMH; Chief of Surgery, FMH; Chairman, Health Services Association Medical Advisory Committee; and Medical Director, Lunenburg County Correctional Centre. Through his long career, Art also served on several subcommittees of the Canadian Medical Association, spearheading, as Chairman, several major initiatives over the years. While medicine was his vocation and career, Art lived an entirely different and parallel life as a master woodworker, gentleman farmer, passionate outdoorsman, lumberman, and salmon smoker extraordinaire. Much of this full, rich existence was lived out in Art's favourite time of the day - the hours before dawn, and he often put in a full day's work before heading to his office. Art was proud to have qualified as a licensed guide in the Province of New Brunswick. Left to mourn this beloved man, along with his dear mother, are his devoted partner of more than 10 years, Amy Bennet; his adored daughters, Shannon, Halifax, and Christina and son-in-law Jason Kirker, Ottawa; his sisters, Ann (Edwin) Stone, Woodstock, N.B.; Susan (Michael) Quinn, Saint John, N.B.; Heather (Blake) Price , Woodstock, N.B.; and Amy's children, Jeff, Henry and Lucy Morrow. Also surviving are a clan of cousins and Art's beloved nieces and nephews, Trudi, William and Wendell Price , Carter Stone, Beverly Richardson, Steven and Greg Quinn, and all of their respective families. Art will be forever remembered by all of his colleagues at Drs. Patterson, Kelly and Associates; his many hunting, fishing and woodworking buddies; his Scrabble Club; the members of the Lunenburg Volunteer Fire Department with whom he served for more than three decades; and by Amy's parents, Jim and Laura, who will miss him most on Saturdays when the New York Times Crossword puzzle is published. A memorial service celebrating Art's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 16, in Central United Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Laurence Mawhinney officiating. A family funeral and private burial will take place in Woodstock, N.B., at a later date. Family flowers only, memorial donations may be made to the Dr. Arthur H. Patterson Centre for Restorative Care, Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, c/o Health Service Foundation of the South Shore, through Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy 3, Lunenburg.
ANDREWS, Leonard Charles
ANDREWS, Leonard Charles - Passed away on May 22, 2006. A memorial service celebrating his life will be conducted by Rev. Patricia Malin on Saturday, June 17, at 2 p.m. in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth.
HANRAHAN (Paull), Lillian Margaret
HANRAHAN (Paull), Lillian Margaret - 103, passed away June 9, 2006, in Northwood Manor. Born in Herring Cove, she was a daughter of the late Selina (Brown) and James Paull. During the Second World War, she was employed as a riveter at the Halifax Shipyards. Following this, she was in the employ of various organizations, loving the opportunity for hard work and bringing her wonderful work ethic to all those who employed her, too many to mention. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Sgt. Major Edward James Hanrahan; daughter, Dorothy Jean (Drake), and grandson, Wayne Sarty. She was the last remaining member of her family, which includes two sisters and four brothers. Surviving Lillian are her children, Patricia Ross (Murray), Ted Jr. (Fay), Helen Sarty, Noreen Newman, Gerald; son-in-law, Jack; 19 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; four great greatgrandchildren; nieces and nephews. Many thanks go out to the staff of the 5th floor for the loving care shown to our mother and grandmother during her stay at the manor. As well, a special thank you to Dr. Gibbons at Gladstone Medical for his dedication and concern shown her over the years. Always a vibrant and independent woman, she passed her last years with dignity and grace because of this caring and compassionate staff. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
MacFARLANE, Bruce - Died June 12, 2006, in Glace Bay Healthcare Complex. Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Doug and Helen (Gouthro) MacFarlane. Surviving are his wife, Jean (McIntyre); brother, Butch (Florence), Calgary; many nieces and nephews; special grandnephews, Paul and Michael Breski; grandnieces, Kate and Laura MacMullin. He was predeceased by sister, Bea Thrasher; brothers, Charles and Matt. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Curry's Funeral Home, Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in St. John the Baptist Church, Rev. John J. MacIntyre officiating. Interment in St. John's Cemetery, Glace Bay.
JANES (Atkinson), Rosina Pauline
JANES (Atkinson), Rosina Pauline - Born on April 20, 1947, in Newellton, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2006, in Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre after a brief battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of William Janes; dearest mother to Kandance (Dean) Rhyno and Robert (Tammy Fortier); cherished nanny to Rachael, Nicholas, Brianna, Joshua, and Austin. She was predeceased by her parents, Mary Halpern and Maurice Atkinson, and brother, Wally Atkinson. She will be greatly missed by her sisters, who were her best friends, June Atwood and Doris Bartley. Rosina will be sadly missed by her sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and many friends. Friends may call at Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, Ont., today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A complete service will be held in Ward Chapel on Thursday at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
WILSON, Elizabeth Jean "Libby"
WILSON, Elizabeth Jean "Libby" - 87, Trenton, passed away June 9, 2006, in Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Ebenezer and Christina (Nisbet) Wilson. Libby worked for the war effort at the gun shop in Trenton before working at the Aberdeen Hospital as one of the kitchen staff, from where she retired after 40 years of service. She was a member of First United Church, Trenton, the U.C.W., Steeltown Friendly Group, and The Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 29, Trenton. She is survived by son, Ebbie (Kathy) Wilson, Trenton; grandchildren, Scott, Samantha, Sarah, and Steven; great-grandchildren, Hayley and Dominic; sister-in-law, Marjorie Wilson; nephews, George, Oxford; Mark (Dorothy), Trenton; Walter (Muriel), Enfield; Kevin (Crystal), Guelph, Ont.; nieces, Mary (Sandy) MacDonald, Port Hawkesbury; Elizabeth (Graham) MacLean, Dartmouth; and Charmaine (Dale) Jenkins, Trenton. She was predeceased by brother, George, and sister, Mary. Funeral service took place Monday, June 12, at 11 a.m. in First United Church, Trenton, with Rev. Sandy MacLean and Mr. Fergie MacKay officiating. Burial in Lorne Street Cemetery, New Glasgow.
NICKERSON (LeBrocq), Yvonne
NICKERSON (LeBrocq), Yvonne - Lakeland, Fla., died peacefully at home in the arms of her husband on June 12, 2006, in Lakeland. Born in Halifax in 1926, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Grace (Dunn) LeBrocq (Bedford). She received her education at Mount Saint Vincent, McGill and Dalhousie Universities. Before marrying she taught physical education in the Halifax School System Department of Physical Education. After moving to the United States in 1954, she lived in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Lakeland, Fla., and in Atlanta, Ga., for 30 years. Upon retirement she and her husband moved to Lakeland in 1995. She was a lover of all types of sports and was an avid golfer. She was a wonderful wife and mother and saw only the good in everybody. She is survived by and will be greatly missed by her husband of 52 years, John David. Also surviving are daughter, Krista, and son, Kerry, both of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, David, Lisa, Jennifer, Brian and Emily. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements are entrusted to Heath Funeral Chapel in Lakeland. A memorial service will be held in All Saints Episcopal Church, Lakeland, at 1 p.m. June 17. Interment will be in Brookside Cemetery, Bedford, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL 33823.
MacLEAN, Mary Irene
MacLEAN, Mary Irene - 84, Harbourstone Enhanced Care and formerly of Reserve Mines, died June 12, 2006, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Glace Bay she was a daughter of the late Gus and Annie (Hickman) Parsons. She was a veteran of the Second World War. Surviving are sister, Thelma Wetmore, Dartmouth; close friend and caregiver, Jo Ann; several nieces and nephews. She will be missed by her loyal friend, her dog Comet. She was predeceased by husband, John P. MacLean; brothers, Allister and Gordon. No visitation. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday in Patten Funeral Home Chapel. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery.
RODGERS, Eric Andrew
RODGERS, Eric Andrew - 43, Afton, Antigonish Co., passed away Saturday, June 10, 2006. Born in Scarborough, Ont., he was a son of Andy and Marina Rodgers. Eric moved to Afton in 1990, with his wife, Darlene and daughter Laura Rose, to work in his field as a CNC machinist. In 1991, they had a son, Alexander Wade, in 1996 they became foster parents to Joe, Danielle and Christine, and the last blessing was in 2001 when Madeline Grace was born. Surviving, besides his parents and family, are brother, Paul Rodgers, Scarborough; half-sisters, Debbie (Brian) Burnette, Oshawa; Donna (Tony) Lamb, Calgary; four nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday in St. Matthews United Church, Bayfield, Rev. Jim Chisholm officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Donations to a charity of choice.
YETMAN (Whittle), Bertha Madelene "Joan"
YETMAN (Whittle), Bertha Madelene "Joan" - 81, Halifax, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 11, 2006, at home. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late John "Jack" and Jessie (Cotton) Whittle. She attended Bloomfield School. Joan was a life member of the Earl Francis Spryfield Branch 152, Royal Canadian Legion, where she worked for many years as a bar manager, retiring in 1991. She remained a steadfast supporter of the Spryfield Legion. She was a long-time member of Emmanuel Anglican Church on Herring Cove Road. Joan is survived by her children, Raymond Yetman and Alana Robinson (Yetman), who both reside with her; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Carol Whittle, Dartmouth; granddaughters, Paula Robinson, Halifax; Krista Pearson (Yetman), Ontario; great-grandsons, Scott Robinson and Jonathan Russell, both of Halifax; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Frederick Joseph Yetman; brothers, Perry and Ronald. Cremation has taken place under the direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield (477-5601). A memorial service will be celebrated on Monday, July 10, at 11 a.m. in Emmanuel Anglican Church with Dianna Brett-Frye as officiating clergy. Burial will follow in Oakridge Memory Gardens. Those who wish to attend are welcome. Following the burial, a reception will be held at the Spryfield Legion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Glenna Thornhill of Palliative Care.
WRIGHT, Bonnie Allison
WRIGHT, Bonnie Allison - 65, Halifax, passed away June 12, 2006, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Lake Egmont, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Nellie (McMullin) Dunham. She enjoyed the outdoors and gave unselfishly of herself to everyone. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and will be sadly missed by her husband, Lester "Buster"; children, Ladd Dunham (Donna), Enfield; Heather (Aiden) O'Driscoll, Kelly (Leonard) Jackson, Matthew (Amy) Wright, Iris (Jon), all of Halifax; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Jennie Matthews, Lower Sackville; brothers, Archie, Lower Sackville; Keith, Goffs; David, Lower Sackville. She was predeceased by her brother, Fred; grandson, Dakota; daughter-in-law, Adelaide. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today and funeral service will be Thursday at 3 p.m., both in St. Paul's United Church, Antrim, Rev. Marilyn MacDonald officiating. Burial to take place in the church cemetery. A reception will follow downstairs in the church. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Co-operative, Upper Musquodoboit.
YOUNG, Anthony Francis "Tony"
YOUNG, Anthony Francis "Tony" - 58, Sydney, died June 12, 2006, at home. Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Ralph "Shinny" and Agnes (Power) Young. Surviving are brothers, Terry (Helen), New Glasgow; Kevin, Sydney; Jerry, Truro; sisters, Connie (Mrs. Gary Murphy), Windsor, Ont.; Karen (Mrs. John MacLean), Sydney; many nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Lyda Phillips; friend, Laurie Young. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral 11 a.m. Friday in Holy Redeemer Church. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery, Glace Bay.
WONNACOTT (Adams), Virginia Arlene
WONNACOTT (Adams), Virginia Arlene - 87, Boston Harborside Home, Medford, Mass., died April 28, 2006, in Medford. Born in Massachusetts, she was a daughter of the late Margaret (Holland) Pulsifer, and stepfather Reginald "Rex" Pulsifer, Halifax. She is survived by sons, David (Valerie) Williamson, Winnipeg, Man.; Douglas (Paulina) Copp, Sydney; grandchildren, Nicole (Brian) Andrews, Jay (Tammy) Williamson, Chantal Williamson and Natasha Copp, Alberta. She is also survived by stepbrother, Donald (Rita) Pulsifer; niece, Pamela (Darrell) Jessome; nephews, Randy (Karen) Pulsifer, Gregory (Denise) Pulsifer, Tantallon, and numerous cousins in Gold River and Western Shore. A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 16, in Pinehill Cemetery, Chester, with Rev. Dan Green officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Davis Funeral Home, Chester (275-3811).
CUNNINGHAM, Ida Mary
CUNNINGHAM, Ida Mary - 90, Halifax, passed away peacefully June 12, 2006, at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Grand Bank, N.L., and for the last 33 years, Ida, along with her husband Gordon, was very devoted in caring for her sister Minnie. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Gordon; daughters, Sheila, Donna, Lorna, Joan, and Eva; sister, Minnie; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, June 15, in Oakridge Memory Gardens in Lower Sackville with Captain Jim and Michelle Mercer officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army Spryfield Community Church, 49 Clearview St., Halifax, NS B3R 1N7.
QUILTY (Isenor), Barbara Ellen
QUILTY (Isenor), Barbara Ellen - Passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Monday, June 12, 2006, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of Mathew Quilty for 43 years. Loving mother of Doreen (Dave) Nagle, William Quilty, Tait Quilty, and Joanne (Brad) Parney. Cherished grandmother of Christina Wilds, Valerie Wilds, Trevor Parney, Matthew Quilty, Joseph Nagle, Andrew Nagle, Sean Nagle; and great-grandchildren, Arganna Nagle, Christina Nagle, and Michael Nagle. Dear sister of Olive Logan, Margaret McCarthy, and the late Raymond, Percy Isenor, and Beatrice Kaiser. Barbara will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas St. East (at Wavell), London, Ont. Visitation one hour prior. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or The Lung Association, would be gratefully appreciated. Memorial Funeral Home (519) 452-3770.
LOSIER, J. Aldéo
LOSIER, J. Aldéo - Edgewood Drive, Bathurst, N.B., passed away Friday, June 9, 2006. Born in Tracadie, he was the son of the late James and Lina (Robichaud) Losier. He was a member of New Brunswick Association of Social Workers and for many years was president of the Board of Directors for The Foyer Notre Dame de Lourdes, Bathurst. He was a member, founder and past president of many regional and provincial organizations during the 70's and 80's. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane (O'Neill) Losier; children, Andréa Losier-Doucet (Denis Doucet) of Robertville; Michelle Losier (Clint Guerney) of Wasaga Beach, Ont.; David O'Neill Losier (Isabelle Cormier) of Caraquet, N.B.; brother, André Losier (Suzanne Grenier) of Montréal, Qué.; sisters, Jacqueline (Losier) Richardson (Yvon Richardson) of Sudbury, Ont.; Loula Losier (Henri Skilling) of Tracadie-Sheila, N.B.; grandchildren, Danica, Rémi, Bryan, Erika, Andrew, and Benjamin. Funeral mass was celebrated on Monday afternoon, June 12, 2 p.m. in Our Lady of the Rosary, St. Peter Ave., Bathurst. Burial was in the parish cemetery. For anyone wishing to send tokens of sympathy, the family would appreciate donations to the Palliative Care Unit of the Chaleur Regional Hospital Foundation or a favorite charity. Arrangements are in the care of Elhatton's Funeral Home , Bathurst, N.B.
SMITH, Richard Gerald "Rick"
SMITH, Richard Gerald "Rick" - 61, New Minas, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2006. Born in Hamilton, Ont., and raised in Grimsby, Ont., he was a son of Renee (Heywood) (Smith) Hansen and the late Russell Smith. He had been employed with Town and Country Tax Office in Ontario and in the early 1970s, moved to Nova Scotia and was self-employed as a bookkeeper and income tax advisor. He was later employed as a school bus operator with both DRL and First Bus Canada. Together with his late wife, Janet, he enjoyed helping to coordinate the Pineo Family Reunion, a tradition that he had been involved in, even following Janet's death in 2003. He also enjoyed fishing and was a former member of the New Minas Lions Club. He is survived by daughters, Melissa (William) Ellis, Halifax; Mavis (Richard) Huntley, Toronto, Ont.; sister-in-law, Diane Smith, St. Catharines, Ont.; brothers, Dave (Margaret) Smith, Grimsby, Ont.; John Hansen, Toronto, Ont.; nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, the former Janet Pineo, he was predeceased by brother, Bruce. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 15, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 16, Rev. Robert Billings officiating. Burial will take place in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
HAZEN (Fesler), Lois Gertrude
HAZEN (Fesler), Lois Gertrude - 87, passed away peacefully in Yarmouth Regional Hospital on June 13, 2006. She was a psychiatrist by trade and practiced in New York, New Hampshire, and finally finished her years in Pubnico. She was an adventurer by heart. She and her beloved partner, Gus, lived on their homestead on "John's Island" for 10 years before moving back and settling in their final years in the Pubnico area. She had a great love for cooking, nature and the simple things in life. She leaves behind her caregiver of 25 years, Sue, and her family and friends. She will be missed by all and is now in a peaceful place up above. Donations to a charity of choice. Graveside service Thursday, June 15, at 2 p.m. in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Argyle, Rev. Raymond Pitcher officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home in Yarmouth.