ANDREWS, Benjamin James - 59, Halifax, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 12, 2001, in the Palliative Care Unit, VG Site, QEII. He was a beloved son of the late Thomas and Caroline (Mullins) Andrews. He was a member of the Labourers International Union, Local 615. He is survived by brothers, Thomas A. (Gloria), Dartmouth; Henry (Minnie), Lower Sackville; Reginald (Dianne), Halifax; sisters, Elizabeth Forgeron (Bill), Garnish, Nfld.; Julia Slaunwhite (Clyde), Canning; Esther Ann Andrews (Winston), Dartmouth; Rose Moulton (Lewis), Garnish, Nfld.; several nieces, nephews and many friends. He was predeceased by sisters, Melina Quantz and Mary Andrews. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday in The Salvation Army Fairview Citadel. Interment to follow in St. John's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Palliative Care Unit, VG Site, QEII, would be appreciated.
ARENBURG, Lillian Lavinia - 76, Cambridge, passed away Monday, June 11, 2001, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Cambridge, Kings Co., she was a daughter of the late Ezra and Mary (McGill) Sawler. She was a member of Cambridge Baptist Church and church choir. She was active in organizing different groups within the church. She took an active part in church and community affairs. Surviving are son, Frederick and wife Judy, Conquer Banks, Lunenburg Co.; daughter, Mary Benedict (Bill), Cambridge; brothers, Lorimer and wife Helen, Cambridge; Alfred and wife Hazel, Berwick; grandchildren, Glendeon, Tina, Gregory, Amanda, Jason, Krista, Denise and Ken; great-grandchildren, Jachery, Amber, Lillian. She was predeceased by husband, Earl; son, Richard; brother, Ritson. Funeral service 2 p.m. today in Cambridge Baptist Church, Rev. Judith Saunder officiating. Interment in Cambridge Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to the Cambridge Baptist Church, Canadian Cancer Society or any charity.
BASS, Goldie Winnifred - 64, Dartmouth, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2001, in the Nova Scotia Hospital, Dartmouth. Born in Roachvale, Guysborough Co., she was a daughter of Lillian (Cook) George and the late Purvis George. She is survived by her loving and dedicated husband, Garnet; sons, Gary, Dartmouth; Rodney, Dartmouth; Jimmy (Stephanie), Halifax; daughters, Cynthia Bass-Mannette (Carl), Guysborough/Dartmouth; Julie, at home; grandsons, Lee Bass-Mannette and Mitchel Mannette; brother, Carl George, Hornby Island, B.C.; sisters, Sylvia Conrad, Lower Whitehead; Cynthia (Jim) Coughlin, Yellowknife, NWT; sisters-in-law, Marg George, Berna (Des) Bryan, Lillian Bass; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Harold and Donald; brothers-in-law, Rob Conrad and Alvin Bass. The body will be transferred today to Wesley United Church, Guysborough for visitation 12-2 p.m., followed by the funeral service, Rev. Leonard Oracheski officiating. A Celebration of Life will be held 2:30 p.m. today, June 21, in the Nova Scotia Hospital Chapel. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Guysborough. Donations may be made to Canadian Mental Health Association, Nova Scotia Division.
BOWERS, Helen Margaret - Halifax, passed away June 10, 2001 at the QEII VG Site. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late John and Frances (Castel) Hartlen. Surviving are sons, Brian (Heather), Hammonds Plains; Graham (Hazel), Herring Cove; Neal (Marie), Bridgewater; daughter in law, Judy White-Bowers, Halifax; grandchildren, Paul, Stephen, Andrew, Christopher, Allison, Scott, Jeffrey, Peter, Jennifer, Rebecca; 9 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, Leonard; son, Wayne; brother, Cyril; grnaddaughter, Anne. Funeral will be 10 a.m. today at St. Michael's Church, Halifax. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
BENJAMIN, Irving A., "Benji" - Dartmouth passed away June 13, 2001 in the QEII, VG site. Born in Dartmouth he was the son of the late Percy and Alice E. (Lawlor) Benjamin. He was an accountant for the law firm of McInnis, Cooper & Robertson for may years. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the RCAF and was a long time member of the Brightwood Golf Club. He is survived by his wife, Muriel Benjamin; daughter, Sherry (Steven) Purcell, Calgary, grandsons, Christopher and Shawn Purcell; son, Grant, Dartmouth; granddaughter, Laura and grandson, Mitchell Benjamin; sister Betty Lowe; brother, Alvin. Predeceased by brothers, Aubrey and Ralph. Cremation has taken place. No visitation or memorial service by request. Burial at a later date in Gay's River Cemetery. Donations may be made to any charity.
BLACKWELL, Richard Kent - 63 of Dartmouth passed away June 12, 2001 in the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Toronto, Ont., September 24, 1937, he was the son of the late Haldane and Clara (Polley) Blackwell. Surviving are his brother, John (Miriam); nephew, Peter John, twins, aunts Leola, Dartmouth, Leona, Vancouver, numerous cousins in Dartmouth, Ontario and British Columbia. Predeceased by several aunts and cousins. Funeral will be held 2 pm Friday, in the A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Dartmouth, Mrs. Diane Hill officiating. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only, donations may be made to any charity
CAMERON, John "Glenn" - 39 of Lake Fletcher, formerly of Dartmouth, slipped away on June 12, 2001 at the Q.E. Two. He is survived by his wife, Brenda MacLellan, and two daughters Sarah and Reilly. He was the son of John and Geraldine Cameron of Dartmouth, and brother to Sandra (Chris) Watt, West St. Andrews, N.S., Brad, Hong Kong, Nancy (Simon) Pye, Kingston N.S., Lonny (Barbi) Kemptville, Ont., niece Emily, nephews Cameron and Jack. Words cannot describe our grief. Glenn was a graduate of St. Mary's University where he earned a Bachelor of Science, honours in Geology. Glenn was a valued employee at ADI Ltd. Glenn was loved for and will be remembered because of his warmth, wit, love of family and sweetness of soul. Visiting will be (today) June 14, 2-4 and 7-9 pm in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St. Funeral mass will be 11 am Friday, June 15th in St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church (corner Main & Caladonia). A reception will immediately follow in the church hall. A memorial mass and interment of ashes will be at a later date in Mabou. Family flowers only. The family wishes that any donations go to : Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada. The depth of a persons mark is not dictated by the length of time on this earth.
CAMPBELL, Hortense "Marie" (Daley) - 86, of 13 Foundry St., Glace Bay, passed away peacefully at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex on Sunday, June 10, 2001. Born in Reserve Mines, she was the daughter of the late Julian and Maria Caume. Marie was a member of St. Anne's Parish, Glace Bay. She was also a past member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Branch 3 Legion, Glace Bay. Marie will be sadly missed by her children, Norma Steele (Ronald), Glace Bay; Fabian (Franky), Alberta; Louise Kaiser (Sonny), Glace Bay; special son, Paul (Leona), Sudbury, Ontario; Melvin (Beverley), Reserve Mines; Doreen Davidson (Earl), Glace Bay; Butch (Jan), Sudbury, Ont.; Donald (Darlene), Alberta; Ronald, Alberta; and Gary (Betty), Glace Bay; and two special grandchildren, Allan and Melissa (Jimmy) Daley. Marie was also survived by 38 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren; two sisters, Antionette (Roy) MacDonald, Reserve; and Mary (Herbert) Donovan, Glace Bay and one brother, Raymond (Vera) Caume, Reserve. Marie was predeceased by her first husband, Fabian Daley and second husband, Murdock Campbell and long time companion, Michael McNeil; her daughters, Julie and Myrna and one grandson, Trevor Kaiser; sisters, Muriette Thomas, Juliette MacDonald and Louise Dumont. Funeral service will be held today 2:30 p.m. in St. Anne's Church, Father Doug Murphy officiating. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
COGAN, M. Gladys - 103 Flamingo Dr., Halifax, formerly of North Sydney, passed away June 12, 2001, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, February 12, 1908, she was a daughter of the late Robert Emmett and Annie (Sampson) McGrath. She was educated at Notre Dame School in Sydney Mines and graduated from the Provincial Normal College in 1926. She taught in Low Point, St. John's School in Sydney Mines and for many years as primary teacher at St. Joseph's School, North Sydney. She is survived by daughter, Anne (Stephen) Clancey, Halifax; grandchildren, Marilyn, Stephen and Ryan; great-grandson, Justin; sister, Sister Loretta McGrath, Bethany, Antigonish; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, William; sisters, Rita, Miriam and Angeline; brothers, John, Leonard, James and Emmett. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass in celebration of her life will be held in St. Joseph's Church, North Sydney, Saturday, June 16, at 11 a.m. Burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
COATES, Grace - 86, Bedford, passed away June 11, 2001 at home. Born in Carp, Ontario she was a daughter of the late George A. and Louise (Tripp) Moore. She was a member of Bedford United Church, Bedford Lawn Bowling, Bedford Leisure Club, long time member of the Garden Club, 1st Lady President of the Oakfield Golf Club and a choir member for over 60 years. She is survived by her son, Gordon, Beaver Bank; sisters, Maude E. Arque, Carleton Place, Ontario; Edith, Almonte, Ontario; brother, Robert, Carp, Ontario. She was predeceased by her husband, George; one sister and four brothers. Arrangements entrusted to T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, 1216 Bedford Highway, Bedford. Memorial service 2 p.m. today in Bedford United Church, Bedford, Reverend Diane Tingley officiating. Interment will be held in Carp, Ontario at a later date. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.
CROWE, Robert Ellis, 67 of 28 Elgin St., Springhill, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2001 in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherest. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Wilbert and Lucy (Ellis) Crowe. He worked in the Springhill Coal Mines for several years. He is survived by sons Jack Crowe, Vancouver, B.C. and Robert Crowe of Windham Hill, Cumberland Co., N.S.; daughters, Lucy Ann Crowe, New Glasgow; Lousie Crowe and Laura Lee Crowe both of Amherst; Lynn (Carvel) Porter, Springhill and Heidi Crowe of Vancouver; a brother Jack (Elizabeth) Crowe, Oromocto, NB, and a sister Mary Ellen (Robert) Squarebriggs of Miramichi, NB; thirteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son William Wilbert and a grandson William. Cremation has taken place under the direction of A.H. Brown Funeral Service Ltd. A graveside committal service will be held at 11 am Friday, June 15, 2001 in Hillside, Springhill, with the Reverend Frank Likely officiating. Donations to any charity would be appreciated.
DEBAY Mary Julia - 72 of Dartmouth passed away June 12, 2001 at the QEII HSC. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Helen (MacDonald) Awalt. She is survived by her husband John C. DeBay; daughters Sheila (Larry) Davie, Ontario, Gloria (Gary) Banks, Kentville, Marion DeBay, Marilyn DeBay, Nadine DeBay, all of Dartmouth; sons David DeBay, Tom DeBay, Francis (Heather) DeBay, all of Dartmouth; brothers Danny Awalt, Mike Awalt, both of Dartmouth, Art Awalt, Ontario, John Awalt Lawrencetown; sisters Madeline Fougere, Marion Awalt, Bertha Leadly, Darlene Lawson, all of Dartmouth, Florence Isnor, Spryfield; eleven grand-children, one great grandchild. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, Dartmouth. No funeral Home, Dartmouth. No funeral services by request. Donations may be made to Diabetes Assoc. of N.S.
DELOREY, Sarah Ann "Sadie" - 80, J.J. Carroll House, Antigonish, formerly of Giants Lake, passed away peacefully June 12, 2001, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Pleasant Valley, Antigonish Co., she was a daughter of the late John and Sarah Ann (MacGillivray) Duggan. She was a member of St. Francis de Sales CWL, Giants Lake and St. Ninian's Parish, Antigonish. Surviving are her sons, Henry (Helen), St. Andrews; Jim (Marie), Antigonish; Fonsy (Janet), Edmonton, Alta.; Bernie (Donna), Lower North Grant; daughters, Monica (Ronald) Hull, Pleasant Valley; Mary (Stephen) Wright, Guysborough; Colleen (Kevin) Benoit, Pleasant Valley; Joanne (Steven) Flemming, Rocky Harbour, Nfld.; 21 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary MacGregor, South Side Harbour; Helen Guay, Madison Heights, Mich.; Rita MacNeil, Church Street Ext., Antigonish; brother, Colin, Upper South River. She was predeceased by her husband, Hugh; infant daughter, Donna Jean; brothers, Walter, John, James, Danny; two brothers in infancy. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday in St. Ninian's Cathedral, Antigonish. Burial in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Giants Lake. Memorial donations to St. Francis de Sales Cemetery Fund.
JOB-DICKSON, Bryson Jubal and Bailey Kenneth - infant twin sons of Christina Dickson and Kevin Job of Dartmouth, passed away on June 10 2001. Born on June 10, 2001, at the IWK Health Centre, they are survived by their sister, Lyprincia Dickson; grandmother, Carol Dickson; grandfather, Jubal Dickson; grandmother, Gail Moncion; grandparents, Kenneth and Donna Job; aunts, Tracy, Stacey, Melanie; uncles, Jubal (Jason), Clintin, Sean; cousins, Kyleisha, Akayla, Matthew, Noah. A funeral service will take place today, June 14, 2001 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the IWK Health Centre. Many special thanks to Dr. Gina Burgess and the IWK staff on 3rd and 7th floors for all their care and support.
FRENCH, Albert Joseph James - 74, Dartmouth, passed away June 11, 2001 in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late James and Lillian (Connors) French. Surviving are his wife, the former Joyce Fillis; daughters, Nancy, Elaine, Joyce, Carol, Susan, Lillian, Barbara, all of Dartmouth; Kathy of Vancouver; Janet of Victoria; son, James of Vancouver. He leaves behine 2 brothers, 3 sisters, 23 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home. Funeral mass 10 a.m. Friday in St. Peters Roman Catholic Church, Dartmouth. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens.
LEDOUX (Giggs), Geraldine Mary - 85, Halifax, formerly of St. Margarets Bay, Masons Point, passed away June 10, 2001, in QEII Health Sciences Centre. Geraldine was a daughter of the late Jack and Geraldine Carlin (Sydney). She graduated from the Sacred Heart Convent, Cape Breton, attended Normal College in Truro and began her teaching career in Sydney. During this time she was a captain of the Girl Guides at Sacred Heart Parish. Later she returned to teaching in Halifax and taught for many years at St. Patrick's-Alexandra. She was a founding member of Oakfield Golf and Country Club, where she was president of the Ladies Division and secretary treasurer of the N.S.L.G.A. Geraldine was also secretary treasurer of the St. Margarets Bay Sailing Club. One of her greatest joys in life was her love of reading. She is survived by her loving husband, Gerard; daughter, Judith (Wayne) Duffy; son, Paul (Ferne), Toronto; granddaughters, Eileen, Anne and Susan; sister, Joan Doyle. She was predeceased by her sisters, Claire-Rosalyn, Eileen and Teresa; brothers, Norbert and Terrance. Mass of Christian Burial will be in St. Lawrence Church, Fairview at 10 a.m. today, June 14, Father Owen Connolly officiating. Interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Patrick's - Alexandra School Book Fund.
MacDONALD, Joan Marguerite - Ross Ferry, Victoria Co., passed away Monday, June 11, 2001, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Lunenburg, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Marguerite Collins. She was actively involved in her church and community. She loved to sing and was a faithful member of the church and community choirs. She was dedicated to her early morning walk to begin her day. Joan made it known that she had a happy life in Ross Ferry. She is survived by her husband, Gordon A.; daughters, Sandra (Kim) Perrauet, Dartmouth; Margaret, Kentville; sons, John (Jennifer), Whitby, Ont.; Donald (Judith), Sheet Harbour; brothers, Eric (Monique), Oshawa, Ont.; David (Annette), Lunenburg; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandson. A memorial service will be held in Drummond United Memorial Church, Ross Ferry, Saturday, June 16, at 2 p.m., Rev. Louie Ihasz officiating. Donations can be made to the Drummond Memorial Church Fund or Palliative Care Unit of Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Family flowers only. Funeral is under the direction of Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
MacDONALD, Joseph John - 82, Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of Lismore, passed away Monday, June 11, 2001, in the villa. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. today in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Lismore, Rev. Robert Day and Rev. Gerard MacInnis officiating. Burial in St. Andrews Cemetery, Egerton. Donations may be made to St. Andrews Cemetery.
MacKAY, Daniel Owen - 70, 161 Queen St., Truro, passed away at home. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Daniel A. and Minnie (Gower) MacKay. He was well-known, a popular figure and will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him. He was also an avid sports enthusiast. He is survived by brother, Harold (Frona), Halifax; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Frank, George, Laurie; sisters, Evelyn, Marcella. A graveside service will be held today at 11 a.m. in Watson Cemetery, Rev. Carmen Burns officiating. Reception following the burial in the funeral home. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro.
SKINNER, Edmund Adolphus - 81, Halifax, passed away June 11, 2001, in Northwood Centre. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Andrew B. and Christine F. (Smitz) Skinner. He retired from VIA Rail following 37 years of service. He was also an avid baseball player and loved bowling. Surviving are his brother, George; sister-in-law, Jean; one nephew, four nieces and his extended family. He was predeceased by sister, Verna; brother, Douglas. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St. Funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday in Trinity Anglican Church, Cogswell Street. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
MCSAVANEY, Mabel Evelyn - 84 of 50 Mitchell Ave., Dominion passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2001 at her redidence. Born in Lingan she was the daughter of the late Felix and Henrietta (Langley) Burke . Mabel was a faithful member of St. Eugene's Church, Domintion. She was an avid card player, Scat and Rummy were her favorites. Mabel was noted for her baking and sharing this with many of her friends. She was also known for her keen sense of humor. Mabel received very much joy fomr her family; especially grand and graet-grandchildren. She was a very special person who was loved by all who knew her. She will be sadly missed by sons; Vince (Karen), Brian (Lisa) - both of Dominion, Wayne, at home and Bernie (Ann Lorraine). Alberta, sisters; Mrs. Pearl McIsaac & Mrs. Hazel Musial, brothers; Stan Burke, Ray Burke, Pius Burke & Stan Eksal, grandchildren; Terry, Kerr, Todd, John Paul, Lisa, Dale, Tracey and great-grandchildren; Ceilidh, Holly, Briana, Adrianna and Ryan. Visitation for the late Mrs. McSavaney will be held Thursday 7-9 pm and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 pm in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday at 11 am in St. Eugene's Church, Dominion. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. "Ma" will be in our hearts & memories forever.
NAUGLE, Lester Roy - 80, Woodside, passed away June 12, 2001 in the Sheet Harbour Nursing Home. Born in Woodside, he was a son of the late Freeman and Annastatia (Horne) Naugle. Lester worked for Shearwater air base before retirement and was an auxiliary member of the Royal Canadian Legion Somme Branch, Dartmouth. Surviving are long time companion, Florence "Hattie" Fraser, of Dartmouth; sister, Shirley (Mrs. Elvin Turner), Guysborough County. He was predeceased by 8 sisters, 3 brothers. Funeral 10 a.m. today in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Rev. Cynthia Chenard officiating. Burial in Mount Hermon Cemetery. Donations to Canadian Diabetic Association.
RANKIN, Florance - 79, 1154 Prince St., Truro, passed away Monday, June 11, 2001, at home. Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Theresa GooGoo. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Florance was a devoted member of Immaculate Conception Church and regularly received communion at home every Sunday. She is survived by daughters, Doris (Harold) Putnam, Bible Hill; Betty (Keith) Lattie, Upper Kennetcook; Marion (Ray) Miller, Sarah Rankin, both of Truro; Elizabeth (Sherman) White, Kennetcook; sons, Campbell (Cathy), Halifax; Roland, Truro; Peter (Juanita), Hopewell; Danny, Cambridge; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Alden E.; daughters, June, Jean, Colleen, all in infancy; sons, Martin, Donald; sisters, Mary-Rose, Matilda, Cecilia. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Memorial service 10 a.m. Friday in Immaculate Conception Church, Truro, Father Kris Pyc officiating. Burial in Hillcrest Cemetery, Upper Musquodoboit. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, The Arthritis Society or a charity of choice.
SMITH, Neil Charles - 84, Queen St., North Sydney and for many years Boularderie Centre, Victoria Co., passed away Sunday, June 10, 2001. Charlie was a son of the late Malcolm and Rachel (Morrison) Smith. He was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Sydney Mines and an active member of Royal Oak Masonic Lodge 85. He was a well-known businessman, best known as the former owner of Seal Island Restaurant and Motel. Before he retired, he worked for MacLeod's Bookstore and Devco. Charlie was very active politically. He was a member of and held various offices with Progressive Conservative Party. Over the years, he served on many school and hospital boards in Victoria and Cape Breton counties. He is survived by brother, Robert (Jean) Smith, North Sydney; good friends, Anna and Kenny Laffin, Bras d'Or. He was uncle Charlie to many nieces and nephews. Charlie was predeceased by his wife, Ralphee (MacLeod) Smith; sister, Mae MacCuish; brothers, Donald, Earl, Philip, Brenton, Clarence, Elliott and Keith. Funeral service will be held today, June 14, at 2 p.m. in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Sydney Mines. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Big Bras d'Or, under the direction of Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home. Memorial donations can be made to a charity of one's choice.
SOPER, Louise Marie - our beloved mother, Louise Marie Soper (nee Arab) passed away suddenly Sunday, June 10, 2001 in her home in Dartmouth. A loving mother and a caring and loyal friend she will be deeply missed by all. Her loving and caring nature an expression of her deep faith and love of God. An expression of faith that was sincerely lived throughout her life and shared with her family and friends. She especially loved her sons. She worked for a number of years as manager at Artex Hobby Products in Toronto. She will also be remembered for her love and interest of the computer of which her sons are very proud. She was predeceased by her parents, Thomas Michael and Mary Mamie (Isaac) Arab; and former husband, Harry Arthur Soper. She leaves her two beloved sons, Harry Soper, Dartmouth; and Nigel (Carol) Soper, Toronto; brothers, Thomas Abraham (Beryl) Arab, Kingston, NS; Frank Arab, Minesville, NS; Robert Arab, New Brunswick; Edward Francis Arab, Halifax; sisters, Helen Leona (Howard) Gorman, Halifax; Mary Kathleen (Charles) Horne, Dartmouth; Victoria Rose (Hardy) Sonnichsen, Bedford; many loving nieces and nephews. Visiting will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen Street. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday in St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Windmill Road, Dartmouth, Rev. Charles Burke officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
SPEARNS, John Joseph (JJ) - 75, Herring Cove, NS, passed away June 11, 2001. Born on August 21, 1925 in Halifax, NS, he was the son of the late Thomas Alexander and Ida Cecilia (Johnson) Spearns. During the Second World War, he served with the RCAF in Newfoundland and England. After the war, he was trained at Canadian General Electric Co. Ltd. at Halifax in the servicing of home appliances, commerical refrigeration, and oil-fired home heating. After working for two CGE dealers, he moved to the new Blu-Flame Gas Co. Ltd., Sydney, NS, operating the bulk plant at Leitches Creek, NS, and installing and servicing gas appliances. He joined CGE, at Saint John, NB in 1951, transferring to Halifax, NS in 1955 as dealer trainer, covering the Atlantic District. In 1964, he was appointed Supervisor-Consumer Service. In 1969 he joined Dartmouth Regional Vocational School as teacher of Appliance Service, retiring in 1988. He had been a member of the Knights of Columbus, Charitable Irish Society, Canadian Legion, Br. 152, and the RCAF Association. Throughout his life, he was actively involved in the community and was a man of strong faith. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, his computer and his Irish heritage. In his retiring years, he spent many hours communicating with friends around the world on his computer. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Theresa (Poirier); daughters, Mary (Wade) Antonowicz, Enfield, NS; Judy Campbell, Oakville, ON; Kathy (Walter) Conrad, Herring Cove, NS; Terry, Halifax, NS; sons, David (Irene), Mississauga, ON; Michael (Pamela), Bedford, NS; Dan (Robin Morton), Coldbrook, NS; Greg (Patricia), Portuguese Cove, NS; John W., Herring Cove, NS; fourteen grandchildren; sisters, Reta (Howard) Christian, Herring Cove, NS; Berte (Paul) Grandy, London, ON; Genny (Henry) Power, Halifax, NS; Theresa, Herring Cove, NS; brother, Thomas Robert (Joan), Halifax, NS. He was predeceased by his sister, Mary Evelyn (Robert) Sullivan. Body of John was donated to Dalhousie University for research. We couldn't think of a better tribute to him but to honour his wishes. (Teaching was his life...he is helping students learn even in his death). A memorial Mass will be held Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Church, Herring Cove, Father James Mallon officiating. A celebration of Life Reception will be held at St. Paul's Church Hall immediately following Mass. Donations can be made to any charity but his favorites were: Father Murray Abraham-Canadian Jesuits International, Hope Cottage and Sisters of Charity. No flowers by request of family.