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NOVA SCOTIA - Halifax - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 5

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Friday, 23 October 2009, at 10:56 p.m.

MARTELL, Steven Clarence
MARTELL, Steven Clarence - 49, Halifax. It is with great sadness that we announce that Steven died peacefully in the VG Site, QEII, with Leukemia, surrounded by family on October 21, 2007. Born in Halifax, he was the son of Clarence Martell and the late Mary Tillie (Leblanc). He attended the School of the Deaf in Amherst from 1967 until his graduation in 1986. He was involved in the Deaf Community and loved to cook and had a big heart. Steven worked as a cook for many years at Flamingo and Salty's Restaurant. He is survived by his sister, Sandra (Wayne) Purchase; brothers, Patrick, Doug (Jeannie), Michael (Christine), Richard and Joseph (Denise), all in Halifax; nieces, Tausha, Tanya, Jacqueline, and nephews, Michael and Brandon, Nathaniel. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 24, in Atlantic Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens beside his beloved mom. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The QEII Foundation, VG Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. Appreciation to Dr. Couban and his team, 4th Floor Medical Day and Unit 8A and 8B at the Victoria General Hospital for their care and compassion of Steven.

WILLIAMS, Eremeny Louise
WILLIAMS, Eremeny Louise - 92, Rosedale Home for Special Care, New Germany, formerly of Lockeport, passed away in Rosedale Home for Special Care on October 21, 2007. Born in West Green Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Johnson and Mary (Stuart) Williams. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In her early years Eremeny did restaurant work. She was a very social, outgoing person. She is survived by nephew, Richard Enslow, as well as several great-nieces including Mabel Tanner, who was very close to her great Aunt Eremeny. She was predeceased by brothers, Samuel, Daniel, Theodore, Burnley and Herbert; sisters, Abigail, Lavinia and Mabel. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Lockeport. Funeral service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Holy Cross Anglican Church, Lockeport with Rev. Matthew Sponagle officiating. Interment in Lockeport Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Canadian Diabetes Association.

TEED, Gladys Evelyn
TEED, Gladys Evelyn - 82, Belmont, Colchester Co., passed away Saturday, October 20, 2007, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late George and Gladys (MacAloney) MacAloney. She was a member of Belmont United Church and the U.C.W. Evelyn worked hard on the family farm. She enjoyed knitting, quilting, crocheting, reading and doing puzzles. She also enjoyed her times with Justine and Miranda Fisher. She is survived by sisters, Helen Lennerton, Old Barns; Dorothy Works, Lower Truro; sister-in-law, Della Loughead; several nieces and nephews; Gary Fisher, who was like a son to Evelyn. She was predeceased by her husband, Murray; infant daughter, Brenda Jean; brother, John; sister, Margaret. No visitation by request. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro with Rev. Gerald Kerr officiating. A reception will follow in Mattatall Funeral Home. Donations in memory may be made to Belmont United Church or the Children's Wish Foundation. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting the guest book at: A special thanks to Dean Wile for being her Guardian Angel.

BRADLEY, Freda Winnifred
BRADLEY, Freda Winnifred - 63, Halifax and Dartmouth, most recently of Enfield, passed away Friday, October 19, 2007, in the VG Site, QEII. Born May 31, 1944 in Saint John, N.B., she was a daughter of the late Reverend Hubert and Anne Ruth Doody. Freda attended Dalhousie University and obtained her B.A. in 1965 and later worked at Baycrest Jewish Home For The Aged in Toronto. She later graduated with her Masters from the Maritime School of Social Work in 1980. In the Halifax area, she worked at the Department of Community Services and later at the Department of Mental Health at the Nova Scotia Hospital as well as at Bedford Sackville Mental Health Clinic. Freda had worked for the department of Mental Health for 20 years during which time she was very socially active in her community as well as championing many social causes on a broader scale as head of the social Action Committee within the Nova Scotia Association of Social Workers, having served as vice and then later president of NSASW, working for equality and improving the life of those less fortunate and being the voice of those in need. Freda retired after 20 years of work in the Mental Health field. After her retirement, as well as during her tenure, she devoted much of her time to such causes and was a member of many groups for Social Action and change. She made many dear friends through this journey of devotion and compassion. Freda is survived by her son, Jason B. Bradley; sisters, Margaret Anne Doody and Mary Howell-Jones; niece, Meghan Doody; nephew, Eamon Doody. She was predeceased by her grandfather, Arthur Edward Cornwall, who was a notable turn of the century photographer in the Hantsport area. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where Freda's family will receive friends from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, and where the funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday. Reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home Family Reception Centre. Interment in Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport. In lieu of flowers, donations in Freda's memory to Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, Dalhousie Cancer Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia or charity of choice are welcomed.

O'HARA, Frances Alice
O'HARA, Frances Alice - 92, Halifax, passed away peacefully in her devoted husband's arms, on the morning of October 19, 2007, at home. Frances, Grammie , was our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and it is with deep sadness that we honour her memory and legacy. Born in Lunenburg, she was a daughter of the late Whitman and Grace (Burke) Turner. Frances was the strong leader of our family, a true matriarch, the glue that held us all together. Nothing made her happier than cooking fabulous dinners for family gatherings, where not only family but their friends were always welcomed. She reveled in having her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren around her. Over the years we were all the happy recipients of Frances' home-knit socks, scarves and sweaters. Her outstanding smocking was second to none and her talent for creating the most wonderful handmade gifts for her family was endless. Frances' love of and flair for fashion was well-known in Halifax through her association with Elle Boutique, O'Hara Merchants, and the Sagittarius clothing stores. She was an award winning millinery consultant with Simpson's. Frances enjoyed sharing her passion and knowledge of hats and fashion with countless women. Her adventurous spirit found her traveling the world, including spending time in Africa, riding camels and going on safaris; combing the tombs of Egypt; sunbathing in the Dominican Republic; climbing Dunn's Falls in Jamaica; touring the Grand Canyon, and enjoying the lights of Las Vegas. With broken hearts, great love and wonderful memories, she leaves to mourn her husband, Keith O'Hara, Halifax; sons, Gerald (Linda), Dartmouth; Glen (Eleanor), Dartmouth; Gary (Karen), Halifax, and most-devoted daughter, Gwendolyn MacLean (Leonard), Halifax. She was Grammie to 11 grandchildren, Colleen (Peter) Gallant, Dartmouth; Kerry-Glen O'Hara, Winnipeg; David (Anna) O'Hara, New York; Timothy (Daphne) O'Hara, Montreal; Jordan, Geoffrey, Sean and Liam O'Hara, Halifax; Stuart MacLean, Toronto; Christopher MacLean and Kathleen MacLean, Halifax. She was Great-Grammie to Josh and Paige Gallant, Dartmouth, and Brandyn O'Hara, New York. She is survived by sisters, Pauline Harrington, Montreal; Madeline Romard (David), Calgary, and Noreen Peers, Truro. She was predeceased by sisters, Marie Demone and Ruth Taylor; brothers, Vincent, Bruce, Brice, and Robert Turner. Also left to mourn are many nieces and nephews. Friends may gather with the family today from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, Bayers Road, Halifax. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, in First Baptist Church, 1300 Oxford St., Halifax. A service will also be held in Seal Harbour Baptist Church, Seal Harbour, on Wednesday, October 24, at 3 p.m., followed by interment in the family burial plot at Hillside Cemetery, Seal Harbour (Drum Head). Donations in memory of Frances may be made to a charity of your choice.

HENNEBERRY, Marie Evangeline
HENNEBERRY, Marie Evangeline - 64, Halifax, passed away peacefully, after a courageous but short struggle with Scleroderma, on Saturday, October 20, 2007, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, with her loving daughters by her side. Born in New Waterford, Cape Breton, Marie was the daughter of the late Joseph Garland and Evangeline (Sampson) Garland Wyman. Marie worked at Moirs before staying home to raise her family. Once her daughters were grown, she went on to work for many years as a lunch monitor with the special children at Westmount School - a job she took great pride and pleasure in doing. Marie loved life and spending time with friends and family. She also enjoyed the casino and singing karaoke with her friends at the Vimy Legion on Saturday nights. Marie is survived by her daughters, Theresa Henneberry and Wanda (St. John) Hall; grandchildren, Matthew and Angela Doiron; brother, John Garland, Lower Sackville; sister, Lillian (Dennis) Pallister, Stratford, Ont., and many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered for her kindness and generosity to all who knew and loved her. She was predeceased by her husband, Howard Henneberry; brothers, William and Jake Garland. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 24, at 11 a.m. in the chapel at Atlantic Funeral Home. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scleroderma Society of Canada,, or charity of your choice.

WEIR, Peter Fitzgerald
WEIR, Peter Fitzgerald - 62. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Peter on June 29, 2007, at home in Halifax, after a courageous battle with ALS during which he awed us with his selflessness and strength. For most of his illness, Peter enjoyed a tremendous quality of life, surrounded by his loving family and wonderful friends. He has left us much too soon, and his absence leaves enormous holes in the hearts of his family and friends. The world was a better place with him in it. Peter was the only son of the late Clyde and Alyce (Conroy) Weir. Peter is deeply missed by his beloved daughter, Katherine Maddox and husband Mark, Littleton, Col.; his beloved son, James Weir (Samantha Cukier), Halifax; adored little grandchildren, Liam and Olivia Maddox; sister and and her husband, Sylvia and George Plater, with whom he was very close; nephews, Andrew and Joel, of whom he was very proud; many aunts, uncles, and cousins, and many close friends. Peter was born in Halifax on April 24, 1945. After completing a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Saint Mary's University, he started working for the Royal Bank, but soon decided to further his career and was awarded his Chartered Accountant designation in 1977. He became a partner in the firm Hemming Weir Casey, where he was lucky to have worked with some wonderful people. Peter was well-known in Halifax and loved to tell stories and jokes. He loved to read, especially about European and military history, science, and economics, and was always up for a good debate. Peter also loved golf and if he wasn't playing it, he was watching it on television. He enjoyed watching hockey and especially baseball, which he coached back when his son James was playing. He continued to work with Halifax Baseball for years. He was also an volunteer for The Lung Association for many years. Peter was a protective and loving father, who always advised that his children take risks, have fun, be patient with one another, and, of course, save for their retirements. He was attentive and loving to his grandchildren, and they had great conversations together. Peter was good at conversation and, even though his daughter lived far away, they would talk on the phone about pretty much everything for hours at a time, while he and his son loved to talk while eating pizza and watching baseball. A memorial service will be held in Rockingham United Church, Flamingo Drive, on Saturday, July 7, at 11 a.m., with visitation on Friday, July 6, from 6-8 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Donations may be made in Peter's name to the ALS Society of Nova Scotia, although he would have loved it if you remembered him with a bit of scotch and a good cigar.

MATTHEWS, Phyllis Jean
MATTHEWS, Phyllis Jean - Died peacefully in hospital on Monday, July 30, 2007, in the VG Site, QEII. Phyllis celebrated her 91st birthday on June 11 while in hospital for the treatment of cancer. She was predeceased by her late husband of 63 years, Frederick White; her sister, Margaret, and her brother, Hector McLeod. She is survived by her sons, Frederick J., Douglas, David; her daughter, Gretchen; grandchildren, Alicia and Tyler, Jamie and Christopher, and Frederick L. Phyllis was born a daughter of the late John Angus and Jennie Margaret McLeod on June 11, 1916. She was a graduate of Agnes Megantic High School, and went on to McDonald College for Teachers affiliated with McGill University, Montreal, Que. Remaining in Quebec province, she taught elementary school Grade 2 for the Town of Mount Royal from 1939-43. Phyllis met her future husband when she shared an apartment in Montreal with his sister, Marion. After being very enamoured of Phyllis' cooking, Fred married her on June 26, 1943, and the wedding reception was held at the Mount Royal Hotel. They then moved to Mont St. Hilaire, just south of Montreal, where she raised her four children in a home overlooking the Richelieu River. The family was active in the local St. Andrews United Church, Beloeil, Que. Always a creative mind, Phyllis learned the art of rug hooking and produced many original rugs throughout her lifetime. She learned the skill of bread making from her mother and Phyllis remained an enthusiastic bread maker, much to the benefit of friends and family, throughout her whole life. Phyllis was a perennial caretaker of both plants and flowers. Under her tender care, her plants thrived both inside and outside the home. In 1969 Phyllis and Fred moved to the Chelsea district of London, England. There she took up the art of patchwork quilting because she said it was all the rage in London at the time. She produced many hand pieced hexagonal design coverlets that were used in the home. When they returned to Canada, they moved to Halifax, where they lived in their Studley Avenue home for 35 years. Phyllis even produced a small hooked rug depicting their Studley Avenue home. Always enthusiastic patrons of the arts, Phyllis and Fred were life members of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. The family wishes to thank the wonderful Studley Avenue neighbours who generously lent their support and friendship especially in their years of declining health. Phyllis wished to thank her good friend, Joan Dawson, for her close and abiding friendship over the years. The family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses who gave such compassionate care throughout Phyllis' recent illness. A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 24, at 11 a.m. in the Atlantic School of Theology Chapel, 660 Francklyn St., Halifax, Rev. Arlene Riches officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Radiation Oncology Fund at the QEII Foundation, 1278 Tower Rd., Room 1-040, Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9.

WHITNEY (Steeves), Jean Airel
WHITNEY (Steeves), Jean Airel - 67, Halifax, passed away suddenly on August 2, 2007. She was the daughter of the late Bertram and Mildred (Wilkins) Steeves. She was an active member of Bethany United Church, having been recently recognized as a 52 year member of the church and choir. She devoted much of her life to inspiring health and wellness through her work with Weight Watchers and leisure activities such as bowling. She is survived by her loving husband, Lloyd; daughter, Brenda Desveaux (Frank Scott); grandsons, Jeffery and Matthew Stevens. She will also be missed by brothers, Art (Verna) Steeves, Rob (Lynn) Steeves; nieces and nephews, Carol (Tim) Houston, Andrew and Adam Steeves, and grandniece and nephew, Paget and Zachary Houston. The family will receive friends and relatives from 6-8 p.m. today in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, in Bethany United Church, Clinton Avenue, Halifax, Rev. Jane Hallett and Rev. Vince Ihasz officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery. In memory of Jean, donations can be made to the QEII Foundation, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Program. Family flowers only. A sincere thank you to the staff of the QEII and the Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Team. Also, special thanks to Kelly Saunders.

MacVICAR (Stewart), Bessie
MacVICAR (Stewart), Bessie - 1916-2007. The family of Bessie MacVicar, with gratitude for her life lived and love shared, wishes to inform that her death took place on Friday, August 3, 2007, at her home in Halifax, following a number of years of failing health. Born in Mount Stewart, P.E.I., a daughter of Jessie Ruth Toombs and Benjamin H. Stewart, she grew up in Georgetown, P.E.I. She was predeceased by her parents, brother John in infancy, and sister, Irene (Bob) Hobbs. She is survived by Rev. Edward, her husband of 69 years; son, Stewart (Betty), Ottawa; daughter, Rev. Diane MacVicar, Halifax; grandchildren, Jeffery, Andrew (Maureen), Amy (Hamilton) Humenny, all of Ottawa; five great-grandchildren; special niece, Ella Andrews, Dartmouth; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was a member of the United Church of Canada, a charter member and life member of the United Church Women and actively participated, formally and informally in congregations served by her husband in Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes. She and her husband lived 25 of their retirement years in Riverview, N.B., before moving to Halifax in 2002. Our thanks to members of the medical profession and all others who contributed to her comfort and well-being. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. A service of celebration and thanksgiving will be held Wednesday, August 8, at 2 p.m. in Edgewood-Oxford United Church, 3055 Connaught Ave., with a reception to follow in the church. Memorials may be made to The Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of the donors choice.

MacPHEE, Shirley Margaret "Shirley Doug"
MacPHEE, Shirley Margaret "Shirley Doug" - 80, Elmsdale/Nine Mile River, passed away peacefully on August 4, 2007, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Hardwoodlands, she was a daughter of the late John and Ruth (Custance) Tanner. Beginning her teaching career in a one-room school, Shirley taught for over 30 years until her retirement in 1985. She was an active member and leader in her church, community, Women's Institute, Blueberry Quilters, and 4-H. In 2003, she brought together people from the surrounding communities who loved to sing, and formed The Communities Choir. She was a loving and thoughtful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She faced every challenge with quiet courage and determination and will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched. She is survived by her children, Brian (Betty), Shubenacadie; Earle (Bonnie), East Gore; Margaret, Lockhartville; Marylee (Greg), Enfield; Beth (Ron), East Noel; Ruth (Tim), White Settlement; Darrell (Ellen), Lower Nine Mile River; grandchildren, Jo-Leigh, Mark (Crystal) Sheldon, Carmen, Blake, Kelsey, Jordan, Chris, Leslie, Michelle, Darren, Holly, Chantel, Justin, Shanda, Alex, Kenny, and great-grandson, Isaac; brother, Earle (Blanche) Tanner, Hardwoodlands; sisters, Joyce (Bill) Brown and Jean (George) Ellis, both of Truro; brother-in-law, Owen (Phyllis) MacPhee, Enfield; sisters-in-law, Pearle Neil, Upper Rawdon; Audrey Delvecchio, Centre Rawdon; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Douglas Carl MacPhee, and grandson, Densmore in infancy. Visitation 6-9 p.m. today in Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie, with funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, in East Gore United Church, Chuck Patterson LPM officiating. Interment in Sand Hill Cemetery, Nine Mile River. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to East Gore United Church or a charity of your choice.

MAYHEW, Wendell L.
MAYHEW, Wendell L. - 87, Lower Sackville, passed away August 4, 2007, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, Halifax. Born in Lady Fane, P.E.I., he was a son of the late Robert and Edna (Newson) Mayhew. Wendell served as a signalman in Victoria, B.C., during the Second World War. He attended radio school and also established an electronics business in TV and radio repair, later known as B&M Electronics. He was employed as an electronics technician with the Department of National Defence in Nova Scotia until retiring in 1979. He was also an avid Ham Radio operator (VE1OH) for over 50 years. He founded Mayhew's Bike Shop, Crapaud, P.E.I., in 1947 which grew into Sportwheels Ltd. of Lower Sackville. His love and passion for roller skating had carried him into his 80s, and now he has rolled peacefully into eternity. Wendell previously served as a Deacon at his church and was faithfully committed to the Lord's work. Surviving are his wife, Myrtle (McLeod) Mayhew; children, Linda Pope (Fred), Summerside, P.E.I.; David (Diane), Lower Sackville; Arnold, Dartmouth; Allan (Connie), Toronto, Ont.; Ronald (Janet), Bedford; grandchildren, Robert (Falon), Suzzane, Colin, Jonathan, Amanda, Mark, James Pope, Jonathan Pope, Matthew Pope, Jeffery, Cassandra, and Alannie Joy. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, 527 Sackville Dr. Memorial service will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. in Bedford Baptist Church, Pastor Bob Ohsberg and Rev. Dr. Ida Armstrong-Whitehouse officiating. Interment in Brookside Cemetery. Donations may be made to Bedford Baptist Church and or a charity of your choice. Loved by all.

SINCENNES, Jo-Ann - Peacefully on Friday, August 3, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer, Jo-Ann Sincennes, age 73, passed away. Beloved wife of Lucien "Lou" Sincennes. Cherished mother of Paul Lawson (Marina), Eric Lawson, Donald Lawson, Leora Lawson, Jeannie Read (Craig), Patricia Creppin (Patrick), Brian Lawson (Beth) and Michelle (Germain). Special grandmother to 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; six nieces and six nephews. Daughter of the late May Mountifield and Dr. Robert Brown. Dear sister of Shirley Brown, Dr. Robert Brown (Jean), Brenda Macdonell (Cortland) and Michael Brown (Sylvia). Jo-Ann will be sadly missed by Lucie and Glenn, Sandy and Brian and her many friends in Canada and the United States. Jo-Ann was Executive Director for Sports Federation of Canada from 1971-1985; office manager for the first Canada Summer Games in Halifax; secretary to Admiral Pullen who was writing a book on Schooners. She was also a writer and performer for CBC show called "Miss Bluebell" and "Romper Room", performer for CJCH Halifax called "Miss Jo-Ann", and writer and performer for CTV Halifax's "Things to do on a rainy day". She was founder and president of "Happy Home Services". Many thanks to Carefor nurses, Dr. Farncombe and her staff, and also Elisabeth Bruyere for all their help. Friends may pay respects at Kelly Funeral Home, 2313 Carling Ave. (west of Carlingwood) today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday to St. Martin de Porres Church (3891 Richmond Rd. South, Bells Corners) for Mass of Christian Funeral at 10 a.m. In memoriam donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre or Carefor Health and Community Services appreciated. Kelly Funeral Homes 613-828-2313

BUDGELL, Clara Frances
BUDGELL, Clara Frances - Passed away on August 3, 2007, in Victoria County Memorial Hospital. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today in Greenwood United Church, Baddeck, Rev. Donna Turner officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck.

ROSS, Chester Ralston
ROSS, Chester Ralston - 81, Bridgewater, Lunenburg Co., passed away August 6, 2007, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Middle LaHave, he was the son of the late Mary (Richard) and Alexander Ross. Chester was a diesel mechanic and spent many years at sea. He is survived by his partner, Blossom Weare; daughter, Diann (William) Roberts, New Port, Ark., U.S.A.; sister, Margaret Parks, Pictou; two grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Rita, and son Carter. In keeping with Chester's request there will be no visitation or service. Funeral services have been entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater. Donations in Chester's memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.

RILEY, Grace Isabel
RILEY, Grace Isabel - Halifax, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, August 3, 2007. Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Sadie (MacNaughton) Thomson. Grace graduated from Normal College in Truro and taught in the Halifax school system for many years, first at St. Andrew's School, Bayers Road and later at École Burton Ettinger School. Among her many accomplishments as an educator, Grace started Halifax's first class solely for special needs children. An exceptionally kind and caring soul, Grace will be fondly remembered by her colleagues and by countless former students. Grace always enjoyed her summer visits to the Berwick United Church Camp with her sister Jean, and she was an active member of Fairview United Church. Grace was a long-time summer resident of Hubbards and will be remembered by many as a gracious hostess and a warm friend. She is survived by John, her loving husband of 45 years; her sister, Jean (Clary) Laing, Kingston; brother, Frank (Betty) Thomson, Antigonish; as well as her many nieces and nephews and all of their children, for whom she felt a deep affection. Grace was predeceased by her brother, Henry (Margaret) Thomson (Edmonton, Alta.). A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today in Fairview United Church, 3524 Dutch Village Rd. The interment will be held at a later date in Antigonish in St. Paul and St. James Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia (443-8142) in Grace's memory, or to a charity of your choice.

WHYNOT, David Herbert
WHYNOT, David Herbert - 37, Milton, Queens Co., passed away Friday, August 3, 2007, in Milton. Born in Liverpool, he was a son of the late Herbert Jr. and Emma (Fisher) Whynot. He is survived by sisters, Joyce Whynot (James Wolfe), Brooklyn; Laura (Wade) Oickle, Halifax; brother, James, Milton. He was predeceased by daughter, Brooke. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations to Canadian Mental Health Association, Nova Scotia Division.

TRERICE (Wood), Helen E.
TRERICE (Wood), Helen E. - 92, Oxford, passed away August 6, 2007, in High Crest Nursing Home, Springhill. Born in Oxford, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Ruth (Hatt) Myatt. In her early years Helen worked at Davis and Swan Dry Goods Store, Oxford. After the death of her husband, Harry Wood, she moved to Whitehorse, Yukon, for a number of years, where she worked for Murdocks Gem Shop. Helen enjoyed visiting Florida for many winters, and also liked camping locally in the summer months. Helen is survived by sons, Delbert (Jillian) Wood, Grimsby, Ont.; Cyril (Sandra) Wood, Whitby, Ont.; Orent (Elizabeth) Wood, Oxford; brothers, Orent (Jean), Alexandra, Ont.; Calvin (Barbara), Comox, B.C.; grandchildren, Harry, Pam, Susan, Stephanie, Lorraine, and Jennifer; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by first husband, Harry Wood; second husband, Utley Trerice; brother, Curtis; sister, Phyllis Brown. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, followed immediately by funeral service at 4 p.m., with Rev. Gary MacDougall officiating, both in MacDiarmid's Funeral Home, 5075 Main St., Oxford (447-2930). In lieu of flowers, donations to the IWK Health Centre Foundation or Ronald McDonald House would be greatly appreciated.

SAMPSON, Elaine - 69, Halifax, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2007, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre Palliative Care Unit. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Sampson, and parents, Charles and Florence Grindlay. She is survived by sister, Helen (Woodrow) Scott, Dartmouth; sons, Michael (Sue), Halifax; David, Ottawa; grandchildren, Alison, Connor, and Luke. Cremation has taken place and memorial mass will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 8, in St. Michael's Catholic Church, corner of Herring Cove Road and St. Michael's Avenue, Halifax. Reception to follow in the church hall. Private interment will take place at a later time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to QEII Health Sciences Centre Palliative Care or a charity of your choice.

ROBAR, Aleitha Heloise
ROBAR, Aleitha Heloise - 88, Bear River East. It is with great sadness that the family of Aleitha Robar announce her passing, peacefully on Sunday, August 5, 2007, in North Hills Nursing Home, Granville Ferry. She was a daughter of the late Pearl and Frank Blackadar. She will be fondly remembered for her kindness she showed to the neighbourhood kids who were drawn by her homemade goodies. She is survived by her daughters, Lois, Halifax; Gloria (Fred) Buckler, Bridgetown; Rosalie, Ottawa; Phyllis (Michael), Halifax; sons, Glen (Darlene), Truro; Bernard (Dianne), Belleville, Ont.; Blake, Bear River; grandchildren, Michael (Tamara), Jamie, Truro; Brad and Todd, both of Belleville; Kim (Kevin) Waterman, Dartmouth; Kevin Buckler, Bridgetown; Craig Applejohn, Halifax; great-grandchildren, Justin and Olivia Robar, Truro; sisters, Thelma Wiles, Granby, Conn.; Verna Robichaud, New Brunswick. She was predeceased by her husband, Malcolm Preston Robar; sons, Blair and Clair; brothers, Allister and Shirley; sister, Avis. We would like to especially thank Donna Hatt and her loving staff at Grace Haven, Bridgetown, and also the staff of North Hills Nursing Home for taking such good care of her in her final days. Our mother will be sadly missed by her family and all those who knew her. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby, where funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Rev. Donald Robertson officiating. Interment in Clementsvale Baptist Cemetery.

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