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NOVA SCOTIA - Halifax - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 2

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Date: Friday, 23 October 2009, at 10:53 p.m.

GRAHAM, Elizabeth Jean
GRAHAM, Elizabeth Jean - It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our mother, Jean (MacDonald) Graham, 78, on June 12, 2006. After a full and healthy life, Jean passed away following a brief illness in QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Antigonish and went on to work at St. Francis Xavier University where she met and married her husband of over 40 years, Al Graham. They raised a close knit family of 10 children, who were all at her bedside in her final days. Jean was known for her style, beauty and wit, but we knew Mom best for her wisdom, strength and love. She was, and always will be, the glue that bound our family together. Her many lifelong friends were a testament to her grace and loyalty. She welcomed everyone into her home with enormous warmth. In Jean's home and in her heart, there was always room for one more. Her greatest joy was being surrounded by her family - her children, siblings, in-laws, nieces and nephews, and especially her (almost) 21 grandchildren who she enveloped with her unconditional love. She remained a modest person who was genuinely touched by the kindness of others. Above all else, she was a deeply spiritual person and her faith guided her life from beginning to end. She will be deeply missed by her children, Patricia, Alasdair (Margaret), Jack, David (Nancy), Eileen Barrett (George), Bill (Leah), Danny, Mary Hanington (Rob), Jeannie Wamboldt (Jeff), and Anne Marie Mazerolle (Scott). She is also survived by her sisters, Marguerite Haley, Irene Dempsey and Audrey Mitton, and brother, Bert, along with our family nanny of 40 years, Marjorie Martindale. She was predeceased by her parents, Lillian and Hadley MacDonald; brother, Hadley; sisters, Lillian Connolly and Geraldine Chisholm; and her beloved daughters-in-law, Norma Graham and Sheelagh Nolan. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 3-5 p.m. in St. Agnes Catholic Church, corner of Mumford Road and Chebucto Road, Halifax. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, June 16, in St. Agnes Catholic Church at 11 a.m. A private family burial will be held in her hometown of Antigonish. In lieu of flowers, Jean would be pleased if donations were made to Feed Nova Scotia.

GILLIATT, David Chute
GILLIATT, David Chute - 74, Granville Ferry, passed away June 13, 2006, at home. Born in Middleton, he was a son of the late LeRoy and Flossie (Chute) Gilliatt. He was retired from the Canadian Army and later, the Corps of Commissionaires. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by cousins and distant relatives in Canada and the United States. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place today from 7-9 p.m. and funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, both in Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal, with Rev. Eugene Foster officiating. Interment will be in Wadeville Cemetery, Granville Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

SHEARER, Vincent Whitehouse
SHEARER, Vincent Whitehouse - Hilden, passed away June 13, 2006, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Caribou Gold Mines on February 7, 1917, he was a son of the late John and Bessie (Edwards) Shearer. He was a veteran of the Second World War and had worked as a carman with the CNR for 33 years. Vince enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; daughters, Sheila McDougall, Cheryl (Lee) MacDonald, Carolyn (Don Morehouse); son, Jack (Rebecca); grandchildren, Scott (Nancy) McDougall, Jack (Amelia) McDougall, Mark MacDonald, Tyler and Kate Shearer, Vincent, and William Morehouse; brother, Charles; sisters, Roberta, Sylvia, and Norma. He was predeceased by brother, Art; sister, Lucy. Cremation has taken place. Interment to follow at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro.

MacDONALD, Mildred Elizabeth "Millie"
MacDONALD, Mildred Elizabeth "Millie" - 89, formerly of Pleasant Street, Antigonish, passed away June 13, 2006 in R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home. Born in Port Felix, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Levangie) MacKenzie. She worked in housekeeping at St. Martha's Hospital for many years. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by husband, Daniel Martin MacDonald. Visitation in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish, today from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday, 10 a.m., in St. Ninian's Cathedral with Rev. Andrew Gillies presiding. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lismore.

HENNEBERRY, Charles William "Relick"
HENNEBERRY, Charles William "Relick" - 90, Sambro, passed away June 13, 2006, in the Palliative Care Unit, VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Sambro, he was a son of the late Augustus and Lena (Twohig) Henneberry. Charles was a lobster fisherman from 11 years of age (1927) until the fall of 2005 at the young age of 89, without missing a season. He previously harpooned sword fish, hand line and long line herring and mackerel. He harpooned the last fish at the young age of 85 (July, 2000). He is survived by brothers, Harold, Francis (Margaret), Cyril (Pearl), Alan, Lewie, Norman, Danny (Agnes); sisters, Thelma, Nettie, all of Sambro; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Nora Baker and Vera Duggan. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield (477-5601). No visitation by request of the family. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, June 15, in St. James United Church, Sambro, Rev. Valerie Kingsbury officiating. No flowers by request of the family. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Special thank you to the Slaunwhite family of Terence Bay for their support. A special thank you to the staff of the Palliative Care Unit, VG Site, QEII. Relick will be sadly missed by the Reyno family. Rest in peace with your pal, Digger.

ERNST, Audrey Doris
ERNST, Audrey Doris - 92, Blockhouse, passed away June 12, 2006, at home. Born in Saint John, N.B., she was a daughter of the late Wesley Otto and Elizabeth Mabel (Leggett) Almon. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She loved to sew, knit and spend time in her vegetable garden. Surviving are her daughters, Joan (Donald) Westhaver, Sudbury, Ont.; Nancy (Merle) Kaulback, Blockhouse; Carolyn Eichel (Seldon Smith), Conquerall Mills; son, John (Faye) Ernst, Hanmer, Ont.; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, G. Howard Ernst; sisters, Florence Upton and Edith Payne; brother, Ralph Almon. Visiting will be 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay, where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Rev. Vivian Moores officiating. Burial will be in Garden of Rest Cemetery, Blockhouse. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to Garden of Rest Cemetery or Trinity United Church, Mahone Bay through Mahone Funeral Home (902) 624-8241

HALLYBURTON, Cecil - Picton, Ont., formerly of Middleton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 11, 2006, in H.J. McFarland Nursing Home, Picton, Ont., at the age of 93 years. Born in Wolfville, he was a son of the late Frank and Mary (Rolland) Hallyburton. He was the beloved husband of the late Agnes (Thomson). Loving father to Shirley (Vince) Steiner of Trenton, Ont. Dear grandfather of Bradley and Andrea, both of Trenton, Ont., and great-grandfather of Matthew and Nicholas. He will be remembered by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Mary Johnson, Winnifred Sutherland, Bessie Mayhew, Kay Crowley, and brothers, Frank, Harold, John and Roy Hallyburton. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, June 15, with an Eastern Star service commencing at 7 p.m. followed by a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. in Middleton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, June 16, in Middleton Funeral Home (902) 825-3448, Rev. Karen MacNeill officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Middleton. Donations in memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.

LANGILLE, Jean Graham
LANGILLE, Jean Graham - Parkstone Enhanced Care, Halifax, formerly of Parrsboro, passed away June 12, 2006. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Irving and Florence (Baxter) McNamara. Jean was the beloved mother of Audrey Peck, Parrsboro, and Shirley West (Perry), Halifax; loving grandmother to Shelley (Willard Cameron), and Paul Bragg (Kate Rutherford); and their children, Jessica, Chad, and Lana. She was predeceased by her first husband, J. Cleve Peck; second husband, Arthur Duffy; and third husband, Joseph Langille; sister, Hilda; brothers, Clyde, and Gerald. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday in St. Brigid's Catholic Church, Parrsboro, Father David MacDonald officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Special thanks to the nurses and staff at Shannex Enhanced Care and to Dr. Judith MacNeil of Parkwest Medical Clinic.

VERGE, Gerald Allan Gordon
VERGE, Gerald Allan Gordon - Middle Sackville, passed away June 12, 2006, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, after a long struggle due to a motor vehicle accident March 26, that took his beloved wife, Norma. He was a son of the late Thomas and Bessie (DeYoung). He is survived by son, David, Ontario; daughters, Elizabeth (Reilly) and Barbara Verge, Halifax; brothers, Edward, Douglas and Ralph. He had 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by wife, Norma (Crane); son, Kenneth; daughter, Norma Jean; sisters, Edna Hobin, Rita Higgins and Dolly Twohig; brothers, Frederick, Leonard, Robert, Thomas "Bud". Gerald received his paratroopers wings in 1948. He sailed the seven seas on the H.M.C.S. Bluethroat as a chef. He was also head chef at Armview for many years. Upon his retirement from the Dockyard, Norma and Gerald traveled throughout Canada and the United States for many years. A memorial service will be Thursday, June 15, 2 p.m. for both Gerald and Norma, in Cole Harbour Funeral Home, 1234 Cole Harbour Rd. Interment at a later date.

MYERS, Ransom Aldrich "Ram"
MYERS, Ransom Aldrich "Ram" - 54, passed away in his sleep in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax, on March 27, 2007, at 5:20 p.m. At his side were his elder daughters, Emily and Rosemary. He is survived by his wife, Rita Kindl Myers, and children, Emily, Rosemary, Sophia, Carlo and Gioia; brother, Abbott Myers, Tunica, Miss.; sisters, Joan Peters, Memphis, Tenn., and Susan Myers, Charlotte, N.C. Ransom was predeceased by his father, Ransom Aldrich Myers Sr., and his mother, Fay Alene Myers (Lula, Miss.). A Professor of Biology at Dalhousie University since 1997, he was a world-renowned advocate for biodiversity and conservation of ocean life. Ransom grew up on a cotton and rice farm in Mississippi and attended Rice University in Houston, Tex., where he completed his undergraduate degree in physics. He then moved on to work in Saudi Arabia and travel Africa before completing his M.Sc. in mathematics and Ph.D. in biology at Dalhousie University. Before taking up the position of professor at Dalhousie, he was a DFO research scientist in St. John's, N.L. In late November of 2006, Ransom was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour. He displayed tireless resilience and strength of will as he passed the last four months of his life in hospital in the loving care of his family and surrounded by many devoted friends, students and colleagues. The family would like to thank the hospital staff for their care and support during the past four months. A funeral service followed by reception will be held in the Halifax Ballroom at the Marriott Hotel Harbourfront on Sunday, April 1, from 1-4 p.m. No press, please. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made towards the future needs of his younger children to an account at TD Canada Trust in the name of Rita Kindl Myers. Donations can also be made in Ransom's name to the Nature Trust Fund of Nova Scotia and the Ecology Action Centre in Halifax.

SMITH, Adolphus H. "Al"
SMITH, Adolphus H. "Al" - It is with deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Adolphus "Al" H. Smith on October 6, 2007, in his 89th year, at home in Dartmouth. Born in Parrsboro, he was the son of the late Brenton J. and Mildred J. (Taggart) Smith. Al grew up in Cumberland County and joined the Merchant Marine at the age of 18, sailing the Atlantic and Caribbean Sea. He remained in the Merchant Navy until 1941 when he joined the Royal Canadian Navy. While home during the war he met his future bride, Mary Jane "Mamie", and they were married in 1943. Al remained in the navy until 1945. He was awarded the 1939-45 Star, the Atlantic Star, The Canadian Volunteer Service medal with Clasp, and the 1939-45 War Medal for his service. The following year he began work at the Halifax Shipyards. In 1952 he joined the Department of National Defense Fire Services and worked as a fireman both at the dockyard and at Shearwater retiring in 1979 after 27 years of loyal service. In 1967 the family moved to Dartmouth. Al enjoyed playing cards, was a member of the Centennial Branch Legion, a member of Keith's No. 17 Masonic Lodge, and a Kiwanis Club member. He will be sadly missed by his faithful companion, his Pomeranian Sabre. He is survived by his beloved children, Shirley (John) Richardson, Owen Sound, B.C.; Audrey (Gord) Gelineau, Winnipeg, Man.; Marilyn (Murray) Lee, Dartmouth; Dawn (Marcel) Morin, Windsor, Ont.; Donald (Vivian) Smith, Barry (Christine) Smith, Joyce (John) Larkins, all of Dartmouth; brothers, Russell, Lloyd, Floyd Smith; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Mary Jane (Bourgeous); brothers, Harley, Everett, Lawson, Stewart, Fred; sisters Ethel, Hilda, Jessie, Eva, Laura. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be today from 7-9 p.m., memorial service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, October 11, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, Rev. Patricia Malin officiating. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, with a reception to be held in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or S.P.C.A.

ARCHIBALD, Elwyn Clifford, Const. Ret'd
ARCHIBALD, Elwyn Clifford, Const. Ret'd - 78, of Truro, passed away Monday, October 8, 2007, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Clifford and Josephine (Fields) Archibald. Elwyn was a member of the Truro Police Service where he served for 28 years. In his earlier years, he worked at the Truro Feed and Farm Supply and later at Ralston Purina, Truro. He was an active member of the Truro Wesleyan Church where he was treasurer for several years, and was a member of The Gideon's. Elwyn was very active in the community and was on the Board at Future Works. He devoted many years to the Maritime Cattle Market Association and also to the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition. He was an avid woodsman and farmer. He will always be remembered for his unique laughter and his great appetite. "Pup" loved his grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife, his family, and all who knew him. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Greta Lynds; sons, Wayne (Jenny) of Truro; Dale (Susan) of Calgary, Alta.; Kevin (Margo) of Truro; daughters, Janice (John) Gero of Truro; Karen (James) Morrell of Truro; grandchildren, Jonathon, David, Daniel, Naomi, Kelley, Kristy, Colton, Nicholas, Noah, Abigail; great-grandsons, Logan, Joshua; brothers, Dr. Gerald (Gail) Archibald of Woodbridge, Ont.; Dr. Reginald (Marilyn) Archibald of Bridgewater; nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today and funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, both in Mattatall Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro, Rev. Ken Banks will officiate with a reception to follow in the funeral home. A private family burial will follow in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. Family flowers only. Donations in Elwyn's memory may be made to The Gideon's, Wesleyan Church, Truro, or to a charity of choice.

SAULNIER, Freedom Cecelia Angel
SAULNIER, Freedom Cecelia Angel - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our daughter who was five days old, on October 7, 2007, in IWK Health Centre, Halifax, where she was born. She was the daughter of Steven Saulnier and Alayna Barkhouse of Onslow Mountain. Surviving are brother, Quintin Ogden, 12, of Onslow Mountain; uncle, Sheldon (Courtney) Saulnier, Meteghan; aunt, Twilla (Tim) Baillie, Surrey, B.C.; paternal grandparents, Bernard and Debbie Saulnier, Beaver River; maternal grandparents, Gerald and Anne Barkhouse, Great Village; and great-grandparents. Visitation Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral Friday at 11 a.m. in St. Bernard Church, Rev. Paul Belliveau officiating. Donations may be made to IWK Health Centre.

KLATT, Andrew Uve "Andy"
KLATT, Andrew Uve "Andy" - 50, Halifax, passed away in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax, on October 8, 2007. Born in Halifax, Andy was a son of Gertrud (Klose) Klatt and the late Heinz Klatt. He loved his children and family and loved the outdoors. Andy was an electrician for the past 27 years and was a member of the IBEW 625. He was previously employed with Sears. He is survived by his wife, Catherine "Cathy" (Armsworthy) Klatt, Halifax; son, Mitchell and daughter, Haley, at home; brother, Reiner (Elizabeth), Halifax; sisters, Doris (Rick) Glawson, Lake Echo; Heidi (Stephen) Bell, Bedford; Rosemarie Klatt (Paul O'Toole), Cookes Brook; aunts, Hilde, Anneliese, Meta and cousins in Germany; cousin, Christa Evans and family in Australia. Andy will be sadly missed by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield (477-5601), where visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today and Thursday, October 11. Funeral service will be held Friday, October 12, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Patricia Malin officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Lawn Cemetery. There will be a reception in the funeral home following the interment. Family flowers only by request. Donations in Andy's memory may be made to The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.

MEISNER, Mary Christine "Chris"
MEISNER, Mary Christine "Chris" - 86, of Baddeck, passed away Monday, October 8, 2007, in Alderwood Rest Home. Born in Sydney, July 28, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Anne Watson. Surviving are her son, Peter (Sue), Baddeck; daughter, Bev Taylor, Halifax; grandson, John (Dana), Alberta; brother, Robert (Mabel) Watson, Sydney. Chris was a businesswoman who worked in many aspects of public life. She lived life to the fullest with her late husband, Clarence "Chow", in Ingonish. According to her wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no service. Memorials may be made to Alderwood Rest Home, Baddeck, where the staff cared for her as their own. Many thanks to all of you.

WARD, Everett N. "Ev", MWO-RCAF (ret'd)
WARD, Everett N. "Ev", MWO-RCAF (ret'd) - 68, of Summerside, P.E.I., passed away Saturday, October 6, 2007, in Prince County Hospital, Summerside. Born in Kentville, on December 13, 1938, he was a son of the late Clarke and Mary (Deal) Ward. Ev joined the Armed Services in 1957 at St. Jeans, Que. He then served in Camp Borden, Ont.; St. Huberts, Que.; Cold Lake, Alta.; 4 Wing Baden Baden, Germany; Greenwood and finally Selmon Park, Summerside, retiring with the rank of Master Warrant Officer. He was a member of the 1993 Provincial Senior Men's Curling Team, representing Prince Edward Island and a former member of the Military hockey and softball teams and was and employee of Summerside Selmon Park Airport. He is survived by his wife, the former Patricia F. "Pat" Cochrane; his children, Heather Dorsey, Montague; Nancy (Jeff) Tarkka, Middleton; Debbie Ward (Michael Hoar), Prince George, B.C., and Sharon (Gerry) Pollock, Summerside; grandchildren, Luke and Marshall Dorsey, Ian Tarkka, Sydney, and Sam Hoar, Emma and Alissa Pollock; sisters, Louise (Bob) Nichols, Bobcaygeon, Ont.; Valerie (Allan) Mader, Kentville; sisters-in-law, Eula Hopper, Murphy Lake, Kings Co.; Rowlena Cochrane, The Forties, Lunenburg Co.; nieces and nephews. Visitation was held 7-9 p.m. Tuesday with a Royal Canadian Legion service at 6:30 p.m. in Davison Funeral Home, Kensington, P.E.I., where the funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. today. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 12, in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings Co. A reception will follow in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in memory may be made to the Spina Bifida Association of Nova Scotia. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.

WELLS (Nickerson), Eileen Mary "Nicki "
WELLS (Nickerson), Eileen Mary "Nicki " - LPN, GT, Commissioner of Oaths of Wellington Dyke Road, Port Williams, formerly of Kentville, passed away at peace and without pain due to undetermined causes on Thursday, October 4, 2007, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax, in the arms of her ever loving husband Dr. Donald Otis Wells and with family at her bedside. Eileen was motivated during her entire life by a deep love and belief in God and a dedication to serve others in need. The daughter of Jean Creelman and Robert McDougall, she began life as Aileen Agnes McDougall on January 5, 1947, in Halifax. She spent part of her very early years in St. Joseph's Orphanage. At the age of four, she was adopted by Sarah and Edward O'Toole of Halifax. A graduate of St. Patrick's High School and the LPN course at Camp Hill Hospital, she began her lifetime of service in 1968 as a nurse in the surgical and urology units at the BFM Hospital in Kentville. Beginning in 1980 she took a different path and became a Social Worker for the Community of Kings County, with a very large caseload throughout the county. Her focus shifted slightly from the sick to the poor and the disabled. 1994 saw her enroll at Mount Saint Vincent University to study gerontology, from which she was very proud to graduate in 1997. Eileen then returned to her beloved profession of nursing, again with emphasis on the elderly and the disabled. She worked at the Veterans Memorial Building and Abby Lane Hospital at the QEII; Ocean View Manor in Eastern Passage; Wedgewood House in Kentville; Hants Community Hospital and Valley Regional Hospital on the Surgery and Medical Floors. The driving force for Eileen was always her passion for those less fortunate than she. She would often act as an advocate for those who could not advocate for themselves. When Eileen believed in a cause, she would fight hard and relentlessly for what she believed to be right, even when the consequences caused her personal harm. She was always honest and straight forward. The constant volunteer, she was active on many boards and committees. Among others, she was a volunteer at the Flower Cart, New Minas; at Hope Cottage, Halifax; in the Alzheimer's Unit, Veterans Memorial Hospital, QEII, as an advocate for seniors with spiritual, mental or physical disabilities; a member of the steering committee for establishing a Palliative Care Program in the Kentville area in the 1980s; assisted in establishing the first two safe houses for battered women in Kings County; a member of the executive committees for the Municipal Social Services Association for Kings and Western District and the Annapolis Valley Work Activity Centre for the Provincial and Federal Governments. She was a team leader for EMO, Province of Nova Scotia. She also served as Chair of the Central Kings Community Health Board, Chair of the Eastern Kings Community Health Board and Co-Chair of the Council of Chairs for the Community Health Boards of the Annapolis Valley District Health Authority. She was recently appointed by the Honorable Chris d'Entremont, Minister of Health, to the Board of the Annapolis Valley District Health Authority, with a term beginning October 1, 2007. She was predeceased by her mother, Jean Creelman and father, Robert McDougall; her adopted parents, Sarah and Edward O'Toole and sister, Barbara Graves. She is survived by her loving husband, Don; daughter, Johanna Nickerson, Halifax; son, James, (Tanya) Nickerson III, Woodville, Kings Co.; granddaughter of one month, Julia Nickerson; sisters, Joan (Robert) Norris of Lethbridge, Alta.; Catherine (William) Chambers of Dartmouth; Linda (Amedee) Martell of Louisdale; Sheila (Eric) Hennessy of Halifax; brothers, Robert Mason and Father Terrence O'Toole, both of Halifax; stepdaughters, Dr. Valana (Dr. John Rutherford) Wells of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Vanessa Wells, J.D. of Palo Alto, Calif.; Vanita (Mark Della Maggiora) Wells of San Jose; stepsons, Dr. Eric (Evelyn) Wells of Oakland, Calif.; Dr. Barrett (Dr. Kathy Pae) Wells, Glastonbury Conn., and Barton Wells of Palo Alto, Calif., and six other grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her and loved her, especially those lives she touched and who benefited from her extreme generosity. In the words of one of the doctors at Valley Regional Hospital, "we will ..find solace in the memory of an extraordinary woman who had energy for life that was infectious to others." Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday, October 12, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 13, in St. John's Anglican Church, Church Street, Port Williams. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. A reception will follow in the home of Don and Eileen Wells, 415 Wellington Dyke Rd., Port Williams. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to Valley Hospice Foundation. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.

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