LAYBOLT, Douglas Stephen
LAYBOLT, Douglas Stephen - 58, of Dartmouth passed away October 8, 2007 at home. Born in Lower Ship Harbour he was the son of the late Reginald and Gladys (Siteman) Laybolt. He was a service station manager for over 30 years at various locations. He is survived by daughter Dawn Sheri Laybolt (Tim), Drayton Valley, Alta.; son, Donovan Shawn Laybolt (Carla), Dartmouth; their mother, Betty, Hardwood Lands; sister, Margaret Carriére (Daniel), Ont.; brothers, Scott (Mary) and William (Sheila) Laybolt, both of Ship Harbour; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Atlantic Funeral Home 771 Main St., Dartmouth. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday October 12, 2007 in St. Stephen's Anglican Church Lower Ship Harbour. Burial in St. Stephen's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Stephen's Church Memorial Fund.
JOHNSTON, William Roderick
JOHNSTON, William Roderick - 80, passed away October 8, 2007. Born in Sydney, to the late Roderick and Elizabeth (MacNeil) Johnston. Survived by wife, Florence; children, Stephen, Laura Leigh, William; eight grandsons; brothers, Edward and Donald; sisters, Anne, Margaret, Beverly, Roberta and Lorraine; sister-in-law, Anne; also many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Robert, John, Michael and Raymond; sisters, Laura, Elizabeth, Martha and sister Margaret in childhood. Visitation in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday 11 a.m. St. Anthony Daniel Church.
HARDY, William Matthew "Matt"
HARDY, William Matthew "Matt" - 45, Harbourville, Kings Co., passed away peacefully at his home in Harbourville, on Friday, October 5, 2007. Born in Windsor, Hants Co., on September 21, 1962, he was a son of William Patrick "Pat" (Laura) Hardy, Riverview, N.B., and Sherrill Sandra (DeMont) Hardy, Aylesford. Besides his parents, he is survived by his brother, Joseph Patrick (Deborah) Hardy, Somerset, Kings Co.; niece, Kate Hardy; nephew, Daniel Hardy; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was also known as uncle Matt to Nick and Morgan Lutz and Kaylem Horsnell. He was predeceased by grandparents, William and Vivian Hardy; Fred and Hattie DeMont.; aunt, Margaret Williams and cousin, William Borowic (Arizona). Visitation for Matt will take place tonight (Wednesday) from 7-9 p.m. in the H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S., B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900), from where the funeral service will take place 2 p.m. Thursday October 11. Rev. Ray A. Francis officiating, with burial in the Berwick Cemetery. Flowers welcomed, donations in his memory may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia, or to the Victorian Order of Nurses, Annapolis Valley Branch.
CONRAD, Annabel Mina
CONRAD, Annabel Mina - 85, of Bayport, died on Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at the Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born in Fawcett Hill, N.B., she was the daughter of the Rev. W. Pierce and Jessie (Lutes) Stiles. In her earlier years, Annabel, graduated from the Jacksonville High School and the Carleton County Vocational School and went on to work in Moncton at the Charles E. Harmer Wholesalers. After moving to Lunenburg, she worked as receptionist for Dr. Reg Saunders. She was a member of Central United Church, Lunenburg and a member of the Margaret R. Unit of the UCW. Annabel was an avid bridge player who spent many hours playing bridge with friends. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her. Annabel is survived by her husband Paul; sons, Blair (Jocelyn), Keirstead of Woodstock, N.B.; Bill (Wendy) Keirstead, Timberlea; brothers, Ken (Marion) Stiles, Wolfville; Don (Marge) Stiles, Sussex; 4 grandchildren, Megan, John, Jenette and Janis; great-grandchildren, and longtime friend, Vera Hoyt of Fredericton, N.B. She was predeceased by her first husband, Douglas Keirstead, and a brother Blair. Friends are invited to share their memories of Annabel with her family during visitation Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, Lunenburg. Funeral Service to celebrate Annabel's life will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Central United Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Grace Caines-Corkum officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Central United Church UCW or to the Alzheimer's Society.
MYATT, William Joseph Uncle Bill
MYATT, William Joseph Uncle Bill - 73, West Chezzetcook, passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, October 16, 2007. Born in West Chezzetcook, he was a son of the late Fred and Alice Myatt. Bill will be dearly missed by his brothers, Bert, Halifax; Reg (Claire), Montreal; Joe (Marg), West Chezzetcook; Jerome (Joan), West Chezzetcook; sisters, Patricia (Douglas) LaPierre, West Chezzetcook; Margaret Julien, West Chezzetcook; Jean (Bernie) Crilley, Porters Lake, and many, many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Art. Bill was employed at HMCS Dockyard for 28 years until his retirement. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place on Friday, October 26, from 7-9 p.m. in Rowlings Funeral Home, Musquodoboit Harbour. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, October 27, at 10 a.m. in St. Anslem's Church, West Chezzetcook. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Reception immediately following in West Chezzetcook/Grand Desert Recreation Centre, Grand Desert. Bill was not only a great-uncle, but a GREAT uncle We'll miss you Uncle Bill
DEAGLE, Lorraine - 80, Dartmouth, passed away October 20, 2007, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Fargo, N.D., she grew up in Antigonish and spent most of her adult life in Dartmouth. She was a daughter of Leon and Gertrude (Brown) Neima. Lorraine worked as a nurse in St. Mary's Hospital in Montreal. She then worked with her husband in the family jewellery business in Truro, Neima's Credit Jewellers. She was a very talented artist and skillful at crochet and the piano. She loved to skate and was an avid reader. Most of all, family was the focus of her life. Lorraine was a devout Catholic. Surviving are daughter, Trudy (Greg) Fong; sons, Dr. Bill (Michelle Fiander), Kevin (Faye Lewis), Leon (Kerry Woodill), Joseph (Marion Croken); brothers, Robert Buddy (Kay) Neima, Richard (Marie) Neima; sister-in-law, Adelaide MacInnis; grandchildren, Matthew, Stephen, Christopher, Kelsea, Anne, Robert, Heather, Allan, Andrew, Emily, Bryan, Daniel, Gavin, Travis, and great-grandchild, Ari Jacob. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, William Rankin Deagle. Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 23, at 1 p.m., with a memorial service at 2 p.m., both in St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, corner of Main Street and Caledonia Road, Dartmouth, which will be held at 2 p.m., Father Robert Floyd officiating. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Following the burial a reception will be held in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Donations in memory of Lorraine can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
HAUGHN, Patricia Ann
HAUGHN, Patricia Ann - 69, Lunenburg, passed away Friday, October 19, 2007, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Lunenburg, she was a daughter of the late Capt. Foster A. and Jennie L. (Tanner) Corkum. Before she was married, Pat was employed by MT&T as a telephone operator in Lunenburg. She was a member of Central United Church where she was a choir member for over 50 years and a junior choir leader for 12 years and served on many committees within the church. Pat was very involved in the community, as a Brownie Leader and a member of the Girl Guide Association, working in the Hospital Gift Shop and with Meals on Wheels for many years. She was a golden thread of love spun invisibly through all our hearts and lives. She is survived by a daughter, Valerie (Brian) Rowlands, Lunenburg; sister, Shirley Montgomery, Halifax; brother, Arthur Corkum, Toronto; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Corkum, Dartmouth, and several loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald, and brother, Lynn Corkum. Friends are invited to share their memories of Pat during visitation today from 7-9 p.m. in Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Highway 3, Lunenburg, and where the funeral service to celebrate Pat's life will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch or Central United Church Organ Fund.
DUFFY, Michael - 66, Eastern Passage, died Friday, October 19, 2007, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Abrahams Cove, N.L., he was a son of the late Julien and Dorothy (Hall) Duffy. He was employed with Air Canada retiring in 1997 as lead station attendant at Pearson Airport in Toronto, after he moved to Eastern Passage. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Margaret Rose (Wiseman); children, Suzanne (Greg) Fagan, Orlando, Fla.; Lynda (Wayne) Gillis, Eastern Passage; David (Stephanie), Guelph, Ont.; Antoinette Pooh , Toronto; grandchildren, Adam Fagan, Amy and Shane Gillis, Matthew and Justin Duffy; brothers, Bart (Marguerite), Julien Jr. (Betty), Romuald (Cora); sisters, Betty (Joe) MacDonald, Theresa (Albert) White, Rose (Peter) Walsh and Mary Smith. He was predeceased by brothers, Richard and Joe. Visiting will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Eastern Passage Community Funeral Home, 5 Cow Bay Rd. (461-2281). Funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Assumption Roman Catholic Chapel, Shearwater, Father Gabriel Mensah, celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Andrews Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
O'KEEFE, Rita Irene
O'KEEFE, Rita Irene - 84, passed away peacefully in QEII Health Sciences Centre on October 20, 2007. Born in South Ohio, Yarmouth Co., she was a daughter of Ralph and Emma Buchanan (Young). She was predeceased by her husband of 36 years, John O'Keefe in 1990. Affectionately known by her family and friends as Reenie, Aunt NeNi and Keefie, Irene was a soft spoken lady who lived for her Lord and her family. Rita was a faithful attendee of Faith Tabernacle Church. A mother and best friend to her only daughters, Pamela and Darlene (Mrs. David Smith), she will be greatly missed but never forgotten. She leaves behind grandsons, Wayne, Corey and DJ, and beautiful great-grandchildren, Thomas, Matthew, Hailey and Emma, whom she adored. Also surviving is brother, Mervyn Buchanan, Shelburne County; sisters, Ruth Buchanan, Dartmouth; Nelly Long, London, Ont. She was predeceased by brothers, Herkie Buchanan, Louis Buchanan, Leslie Buchanan, Burton Buchanan, and sisters, Genevieve Arnold and Flora Burke. Funeral will be held on Wednesday, October 24, at 11 a.m. in Faith Tabernacle Church, 6225 Summit St., Halifax with Rev. John Cheyne officiating. Visiting will take place Tuesday, October 23, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Windsor Street, Halifax. Committal will follow at 3 p.m. in Osbourne Cemetery in Allendale. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be directed to World Vision or Faith Tabernacle Building Fund.
MacLEOD, Iris Ellen
MacLEOD, Iris Ellen - June 14, 1917- October 20, 2007. Today we say au revoir to a beautiful child of God who brought joy and love to her family, her friends and her community and has now returned home. Iris MacLeod was a devoted wife, a loving and caring mother, a proud grandmother, a loyal friend and a concerned community member. Throughout her life, Iris was actively involved in various community activities such as Home and School, Legion Auxiliary and Silver Light Rebecca Lodge. She also wrote, directed and acted with a local drama group. Her interest in drama had continued throughout her life and she always enjoyed attending productions, especially if family members were involved. She was a strong leader in St. Columba United Church, serving her church in many and varied ways. She was a global citizen and a social activist, supporting many causes both financially and with her writing talents. Iris and her family very much appreciate the many acts of kindness bestowed on her throughout the years; the loaning of necessary medical equipment, items and actions which made her more comfortable and enhanced her quality of life. We also would like to thank the community groups for keeping her involved in their activities by changing venues to accommodate her. We'll also remember her quick wit, her sense of humour and her wonderful sense of style; she was an asset to every conversation and occasion. She will be deeply missed. Iris is survived by daughters, Marilyn Brown, Truro; Carole Woodbury, Tremont; Gillian (Roy) MacPhee, Middle River; Maureen (Kim) Cameron, Stellarton; nine granddaughters and one grandson. She was predeceased by her husband, Arnold; son, Gordon; brother, Stanley Farnsworth. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in St. Columba United Church, Hopewell with Rev. Marjorie Cornelius officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery, Foxbrook Road. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice.
BAKER, Barry Burke
BAKER, Barry Burke - 66, Stewiacke, passed away suddenly in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, on Friday, October 19, 2007. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Frank and Vera (Tays) Baker. Barry was an automotive technician at Halifax Chrysler Dodge for 19 years after attending Halifax Vocational School. He was employed for a short period at National Gypsum in Milford, but for 25 years, he enjoyed every day of his work at LaFarge Canada in Brookfield. Barry was retired from the Stewiacke Volunteer Fire Brigade having served for 15 years. He was very involved as a hockey coach in the community. Many of his player passengers will forever remember their eventful trips to the rink, plus the fact he was never late. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Gwen (Brenton); sons, Brent (Jacqueline Stewart), Stewiacke; Mark (Kelly Crossman), Milford Station; grandchildren, Connor, Cole, Cameron, Seth, Marley; sisters, Beverly, Halifax; Mary (Gordon) Patton, Chico, Calif.; nieces, Frances (David) Heeter, Diane (Lyle) Foster ; grandniece, Katelyn. Visitation will take place Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and funeral services 2 p.m. Wednesday, all in Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Main St., Shubenacadie, Rev. David Leblanc officiating. Burial will take place in Pine Grove Cemetery, Stewiacke East. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice.
CAMERON, Egbert Jaynes Bert
CAMERON, Egbert Jaynes Bert - 89, Northumberland Veterans Unit, Pictou, formerly of Thorburn, passed away October 19, 2007, in the Veterans Unit. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late John George and Ada (Jaynes) Cameron. He was a resident of New Glasgow before moving to Thorburn where he resided all his married life. He was a member of Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn, and a member of Branch 34 Royal Canadian Legion where he was President for a number of years. Bert was a former member of Hudson Masonic Lodge, Thorburn, and a member of the Heritage Club in Westville. He was an overseas veteran having served from 1943-1947 with the engineers building bridges throughout Holland, France, and Germany. Bert worked for over 30 years in the oil industry, retiring as a supervisor with Petro Canada Oil Company. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sadie; daughter, Pam (Roland) Jamieson, Dartmouth; son, John (Debbie Perrin), Thorburn; grandchildren, Sherri, Stephanie, Shannon, Tyler, Zachary; great-grandsons, Cameron, Haydn, Reece; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Irene Hamm, Kaye Cooke, and brother, James. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, from where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Rev. Jeff Lackie officiating. Burial will be in Thorburn Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn, Northumberland Veteran's Unit, Pictou, Aberdeen Palliative Care Society or a charity of your choice.
WENTZELL, Edith Marion
WENTZELL, Edith Marion - 85, Dayspring, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 16, 2007, in Harbour View Haven, Lunenburg, after a lengthy illness. She was a daughter of the late Percy and Ellen (Jodrey) Oickle of Stanburne. Edith was a kind and loving mother who was always willing and ready to help her family and others, in any way. She loved her pets, and very much enjoyed knitting, quilting and had a green thumb, which could be seen in her beautiful house plants and flower garden. She worked at Michelin Tire in Bridgewater for 11 years. Edith is survived by daughters, Marion Carver (William), Nineveh; Marina Snyder, New Germany; sons, Lester (Pat), New Germany; Blaine (Celeste), Middle New Cornwall; Burton (Lisa), Dayspring; grandchildren, Marlon Wentzell, Watford; Lorie (Bruce) Rhodenizer, Wentzell Lake; Julie (Jeff) Picard, Newbury, Mass.; Nancy and Heidi Snyder, Dartmouth; Larry Wentzell, Midville Branch; Rebekah and Fenton Thompson; great-grandchildren, Tiffany and Nicholas Wentzell, Nathan Picard, Ashley and Lawrence Rhodenizer. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Joyce Oickle, Audrey Wentzell, Elaine McCarthy, Florence Wright, and brother-in-law, Kendall (Phyllis) Mosher. She was predeceased by infant son, Laurie; sister, Madeline Bassett; brothers, Kendall and Arnold; sister-in-law, Minola Mosher; brothers-in-law, Chester Bassett, Burpee and Dolan Wentzell. Edith will be always loved and greatly missed by her family and many friends. Cremation has taken place under the direction of R. A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville. Private family interment will follow at a later date. No visitation or flowers by request. Memorial donations may be made to SHAID Tree Animal Shelter or charity of choice.
CHASE, Sherman Everett
CHASE, Sherman Everett - 70, Bridgetown, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2007, in Annapolis County Adult Residential Centre, Bridgetown. Born in Prince Albert, Annapolis Co., he was a son of the late Everett and Helen (Simpson) Chase. Sherman enjoyed listening to country music and was a very kind and caring person who was always concerned about his family, friends and community. He is survived by sisters, Gwen Kennedy, Brantford, Ont.; Marion Kennedy, Margaretsville; brothers, Gordon (Vivian), Brantford, Ont.; William (Gail), Delhi, Ont. He was predeceased by sister, Hazel in infancy. By request, there will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 24, in Victoria Vale Cemetery, Rev. Jeff Sears officiating. Donations in memory may be made to Annapolis County Adult Residential Centre.
KILLAM, Vera Audrey
KILLAM, Vera Audrey - 90, Wilmot, passed away Friday, October 19, 2007, in Grand View Manor, Berwick. Born in Kingston, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Oressa (Weir) Tupper. Vera served with the Canadian Womens' Army Corps as a telegrapher during the Second World War. She was an avid reader and loved doing puzzle books. She is survived by her daughters, April (Peter) Cahill, Kentville; Evelyn (Henry) Pedersen, Winnipeg, Man.; Anne (Wilfred Junior ) Thibeault, Middleton; sister, Marguerite Drew, Middleton; brother, Earle (Joan) Tupper, Terrace, B.C.; grandchildren, Jacqueline (Doug) MacInnis, Groves Point; Robin Parker, Kentville; Diana Pedersen, Winnipeg, Man.; Julie Pedersen, Otterville, Ont.; Christopher Oliver, Michael Thibeault and Brenda-Lee (Ian) Brown, all of Middleton; five great- grandchildren; stepgrandchildren, Melanie MacInnis, Calgary, Alta.; Virginia MacInnis, Truro. She was predeceased by her husband, Irvin; sisters, Kathleen, Myrna, Myrtle; brother, Murray. Visitation was held 7-9 p.m. Sunday, October 21, and funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, both in Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448, Rev. Elizabeth Johnson officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Middleton. Donations in memory may be made to Grand View Manor, Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
MacDONALD, Anna Mae
MacDONALD, Anna Mae - 96, Indian Brook, passed away October 19, 2007, in Alderwood Rest Home. She was the daughter of the late George and Katie (MacDonald) Dauphney. She was born in Indian Brook on October 25, 1910, and was a member of Bethel United Church. She is survived by her foster daughter, Jacqueline Carmichael, North Sydney, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, D.J. MacDonald; brothers, Captain Bill, Captain D.J., seaman A.J.; sisters, Katie and Tina. She is resting in St. Ann's Bay United Church with visitation 2-7 p.m. Tuesday, October 23. Funeral service on Wednesday, October 24, at 2 p.m. in St. Ann's Bay United Church with Rev. Louis Ihasz officiating. Donations may be made to St. Ann's Bay United Church or Alderwood Rest Home.
SYNETTE, Lucy Elizabeth Betty
SYNETTE, Lucy Elizabeth Betty - 59, Lower Sackville, passed away October 21, 2007, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Halifax on January 13, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Rosanna (Wells) Caines. She is survived by her daughters, Michele and Mary. She is also survived by her brothers, Lloyd Caines, Doug (Louise) Caines, John (Marlene) Caines; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 30 years, Louis Hector. Betty worked as a PCW at Scotia Nursing Home for 14 years. She had spent the last few years spending quality nanny time with her loving grandchildren, Katelyn, Shane and Rebecca. She will be sadly missed by her friends, family and extended family. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. There will be a graveside service on Wednesday, October 24, at 2 p.m. in Oakridge Memory Gardens, 1078 Old Sackville Rd., Lower Sackville, Rev. Heather MacEachern officiating. By request of the family, there will be no reception to follow. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Diabetes Association.
DUNN, Leonard W.
DUNN, Leonard W. - Musquodoboit Harbour, passed away quietly on October 18, 2007, in Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital, after a mercifully short battle with lung cancer. Born on December 9, 1927 in Old Harry, Magdalen Islands, Que., Len was a son of the late Archibald Winslow and Minnie (Chennell) Dunn. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marion (Bette) (Rowlings); daughter, Deborah (Gary Jennex), Oyster Pond, and their children Adam (Amber), Brian and Mary Elizabeth; daughter, Cindy (Jim Graham), Oyster Pond, and their children James (Theresa), Laura and Bronwen; son, Christopher (Christine Slade), Sharon, Ont., and their children Brenda, John and Jeffrey; son, Robert, Calgary, Alta., and his daughter Jessica; sister, Fannie Inkpen, Enfield; brothers, Waldron and Lawrence, Elmsdale; many nieces and nephews. Len was predeceased by his youngest son, John Fulton (1963-1982), and by his brothers, James, Aubrey, John and Rupert. Len served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1946-1963 and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He then worked as a linesman for Maritime Tel and Tel until the family moved to Sarnia, Ont., where he attended night school and became a certified electrician. Returning to Nova Scotia, he served as Business Agent for I.B.E.W., Local 625 from 1969-1976. He then joined the staff at Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital in Musquodoboit Harbour as Electrical Maintenance personnel in 1976 until his retirement in 1992. Len was a member of Ashlar Masonic Lodge No. 107 and served as Worshipful Master in 1975 and 1977. He was Grand Steward of the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia in 1985. He joined Scotia Chapter No. 49 Order of the Eastern Star and served as Worthy Patron in 1978, 1980 and 1991. He was a member of First United Church, Musquodoboit Harbour. At Len's request, there will be no funeral. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Rowlings Funeral Home in Musquodoboit Harbour, where the family will be present from 1-2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, to receive family and friends. At 2 p.m., prayers will be led by Rev. Bradley Ford of First United Church, followed by a private family interment. Family flowers only, but if desired, donations in Len's memory to Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital in Musquodoboit Harbour would be appreciated.
McNEIL, Marie Eileen
McNEIL, Marie Eileen - 73, Dartmouth, passed away October 19, 2007, in QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in Cheticamp, she was a daughter of the late Rudolph Doiron and Sabine Rose (Forrest) Doiron. She spent her childhood in West Arichat and moved to Dartmouth as a young woman, working in the food service and grocery retail business. Beloved wife and mother, she is survived by husband, Thomas Lawrence Lonnie McNeil, and children, Maureen Patricia Conrad (Eric), Head of Chezzetcook; Thomas Lawrence McNeil (Jill), Dartmouth; Elaine Rose Jollimore (Blaine), Calgary, Alta., and Veronica McNeil, Dartmouth. She also leaves behind sister, Estelle O'Neill (Doug), Ottawa, Ont.; sisters-in-law, Maureen and Mary McNeil, both of Glace Bay; grandchildren, Ryan Conrad, Sheena Conrad, Lawrence McNeil, Heather McNeil and Jenna May, and great-grandchild, Ava McNeil. She was predeceased by brothers, Augustus Doiron and Adolph Doiron. Family service will be held in Donald K. Walker Funeral Directors Ltd. (469-5601), 307 Prince Albert Rd., Dartmouth, on Tuesday, October 23, at 2 p.m. Donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
MANAHELE, Senait Tefera
MANAHELE, Senait Tefera - 45, Bible Hill, formerly of Ginir, Balie, Ethiopia, passed away on October 19, 2007, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, with her loving husband by her side after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Ethiopia, she was a daughter of Tefera Manahele, Ginir, Balie, Ethiopia, and the late Etaferahu Alemayehu. Always caring and nurturing, Senait was a loving wife and mother; looking after others before herself. Senait and her family participated in the local Relay for Life; as well she was a member of Hopechest Breast Cancer Support Group, the Team SOS Dragon Boat Activities and St. Mary's Ethiopian Orthodox Association in Halifax. Besides her father, Senait is survived by her husband, Mekete Gebrehenne, Bible Hill; sons, Redeat Mekete Mekonnen and Fikreab Mekete Mekonnen, both at home; her sister, Sinknesh Tefera Manahele, Addis, Ababa, Ethiopia; her half-brother, Elias Woldesilasie, Awassa, Ethiopia, and two half-sisters. Visitation will be held today from 7-9 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. An Eastern Orthodox Ceremonial funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in First Baptist Church, Truro, with Abuna Daniel and Rev. Andy Crowell presiding. Interment will be held in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Colchester Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit, Victorian Order of Nurses, Caring for Cancer Patients, or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
BABIN, Jean William
BABIN, Jean William - 77, Highland Drive, Antigonish, passed away October 20, 2007, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in West Arichat, he was a son of the late Wilfred and Lili (Gerrior) Babin. Jean taught in the Modern Language (French) Department at St. F.X. University for 37 years. He was a member of St. Ninian's K.O.C. where he acted as Faithful Navigator of the 4th Degree. He was past State Deputy for the Province of Nova Scotia. Surviving are his wife, Evangeline (Meunier); children, Claudette (Court Lynds) Babin, Lantz; Philippe (Vangie), Antigonish; Maurice (Nathalie), St. John's, N.L.; Jeannette (Mike) Pittman, Antigonish; grandchildren, Mikayla, Jack and Jonathan; brother, Francis (Rejeanne), Baie Comeau, Que.; sister, Margaret Jackson, Greenwood; sister-in-law, Dian Babin, London, Ont.; several nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Jean touched the heart of everyone he met in a special way. He was predeceased by brother, Arthur, and brother-in-law, David Jackson. Visitation will be in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish, today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held in St. Ninian's Cathedral on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Andrew Gillies presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. The family extend thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of 4.1 and 5.2 of the QEII for their exceptional kindness and care.
SCOTT (Zwicker), Eva Victoria
SCOTT (Zwicker), Eva Victoria - 103, Chester, died October 20, 2007, in Shoreham Village Home for Special Care, Chester. Born in Blandford, she was a daughter of the late Marcus and Alice (Boutilier) Publicover. Eva attended school in Marriott's Cove and taught school in the area for two years prior to her marriage to her husband, Ira. She had a great interest in politics and was a life member of the Progressive Conservative Party. Eva was predeceased by her first husband, Ira Lee Zwicker; her second husband, Melvin Scott; sister, Ida Dolly Muhl; brothers, Palmer, Murray, Ralph John . There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester, Rev. Leonard Bednar officiating. Burial to follow in the church cemetery. Special thanks to all the people at Shoreham Village Home for all their kindness and attention to Eva over the many years she was a resident there. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Davis Funeral Home, Chester.
KRESSNER, Georgina Theresa
KRESSNER, Georgina Theresa - 81, of 2078 Sydney Rd., Reserve Mines, passed away peacefully, at home, on Thursday, October 18, 2007. Born in Reserve Mines, she was the eldest daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (Martin) Mackie. A loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Georgina was a dedicated member of the Cape Breton Liberal Association, was an avid dart player and a long-time member of St. Joseph's CWL. Georgina is survived by daughters, Sheila (Kevin) Murphy, Glace Bay; Claire (Nick) Tobin, Timberlea; special nephew, Wilfred (Shirley) Kressner, New Glasgow; granddaughters, Rachael (Mario) Falvo, Welland, Ont.; Rebecca Kressner, Williams Lake, B.C.; Dr. Shannon Murphy, DVM, Halifax; great-grandson, Adam Joseph Falvo; sisters, Mary (Jim) Campbell, Grand Lake Road; Maurine (Gerard) Shoemaker, Kitchener; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred; son, Freddy; sisters, Marjorie Krulicki, Isabel Farrell; brothers, Daniel, Tom, Emmanuel and John Mackie. Visitation was held Sunday in Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Funeral Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated today at 2 p.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Rev. Gerald Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Donations in Georgina's memory are suggested to the Braemore Home, SPCA or charity of choice.
PERRY, Henry Joseph
PERRY, Henry Joseph - 83, Woodside/Dartmouth, passed away in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, on October 21, 2007, after a long battle with cancer and much suffering. Henry, son of the late John Baptiste (Poirier) and Susan (Gallant) Perry, was born in Minto, N.B., on August 30, 1924, and grew up in Summerside, P.E.I. He was one of 13 children. He later served 25 years in the Navy and was on the ship Sieux which cleared the beaches for the men to go ashore at Normandy in the Second World War. He was a decorated soldier and a very much loved husband and father. Henry Perry always had a joy for life which brought laughter to everyone he met in the run of a day. Even the Sobey's clerks fought over who would get to wait on him. He loved to build model ships, did all his own home repairs and loved to cook Acadian dishes. Henry is survived by his dearly beloved wife, Theresa Anita (Powers) Perry, who will miss him so very much; his daughters, Patricia Killeen, Paulette Braman and Margaret (Peggy) Naugle, and his son, Paul Henry Perry, who idolized him and will miss him more than words can ever convey. He is also survived by his loving grandchildren, Lisa Mazzucco, Darcy Killeen, Michael Braman, Michelle Braman, Jamie Perry and Michael Perry; great-grandchildren, Sascha Mazzucco, Joseph and Jessica Perry; his brothers, Francis Perry, Charles Perry, John Jr. Perry, Elmer Perry, Joseph Perry, and his sisters, Marie Harvey, Nola Walters, Lilly Savoie, Theresa Gallant and Shirley Lefler. The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, October 23, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth. Cremation will follow this visitation and a funeral mass, as well as interment, will take place 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 26, in St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church/Cemetery in Summerside, P.E.I., Father Greg Conway officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia would be appreciated.