CORINNE MARGARET YUILL-HOLMAN
Corinne Margaret Yuill-Holman, 73, Halifax, N.S. and Palm Harbor, Fla., passed away peacefully on June 13, 2006, at the Victoria General Hospital, in Halifax.
Born in Pictou, she was the daughter of Forbes Stanley and Bessie Anna (MacKenzie) Adamson, Plymouth, N.S.
Corinne was a graduate of Stellarton High School and the Provincial Normal College, in Truro. An inspired and gifted teacher, she taught in various schools in Nova Scotia and Ontario.
In 1955, Corinne married George Brenton Yuill and taught school while he attended university. After George graduated from dental school in 1967, the family resided in Truro, N.S.
Corinne took pride in making a home where all were welcome. Nothing in her life brought her as much happiness as the company and accomplishments of her beloved children and grandchildren.
Music was part of Corinne's life from early childhood. Possessor of a beautiful soprano voice, she sang in trios with her sisters, in junior and senior choirs at the First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton, and successfully competed in the New Glasgow Music Festival. In later years, she sang in and directed choirs at St. James Presbyterian Church, Truro.
She was also president of the Truro Music Festival and a member of the Cantabile Singers.
Widowed in 1996, she later married Carl Holman of Palm Harbor, Fla., and enjoyed travelling and winters in Florida.
She was predeceased by her husband Dr. George B. Yuill, her parents; sister, Evelyn (Ian) Johnstone, Canton, Mass.; father-in-law, Brenton Yuill, of Westville, N.S.
She is survived by husband Carl Lee Holman, Palm Harbor, Fla.; daughter, Tamzen (Geoffrey) Black; Halifax, sons, Bradford (Carolyn) Yuill, Truro and Devon (Joanna) Yuill, Halifax; sister, Lavonne Thompson, Antigonish; grandchildren, Liam and Bryant Yuill, Truro; Celeste, Rhea and Merryl Black, Halifax; George and Ian Yuill, Halifax; mother-in-law, Laura Yuill, Pictou; brother-in-laws, John (Patricia) Yuill, Toronto; Edward (Jane) Yuill, Toronto; Ian (Ruth) Johnstone, Canton, Mass.; step-daughter, Mary Margaret (Richard) Russell, Florida; step-son Lee (Sandra) Holman, Alaska and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be at the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, N.S. on Friday, June 16, 2006, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at St. James Presbyterian Church, 725 Prince St., Truro, N.S. on Saturday, June 17, at 2 p.m., Dr. Brian Ross, officiating.
Donations may be made to the ALS Society or Canadian Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.
MARY AGNES FULTON
WATERTOWN, MASS.-BASS RIVER, N.S. – Mary Agnes Fulton, 66, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006.
She was the daughter of the late George and Clarice Fulton. Ms. Fulton was a graduate of Watertown High School, Class of 1958.
Ms. Fulton was employed at Polaroid as an executive secretary for 35 years after her graduation from Westbrook Junior College.
She enjoyed spending her summers in Bass River, N.S., her parents’ homeland.
Ms. Fulton was a member of the First Baptist Church of Belmont, where over the years she worked as secretary, Sunday school teacher and worked on various committees.
She is survived by two brothers, Raymond Fulton of Salem, N.H., and George Fulton of Bass River, N.S.; two sisters, Helen Fulton of Belmont, Mass., and Barbara Forbes of Chatham, Mass., and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was also the sister of the late Scott Fulton.
A funeral service was held June 2 at the First Baptist Church of Belmont. Burial was in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.
For those who wish, contributions in Ms. Fulton’s memory may be made to the Bass River Historical Society, Bass River, N.S.
WILLIAM “BILL” STEVENS
William “Bill” Stevens, 96, Truro, passed away June 15, 2006 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro.
Born in East Mines, he was a son of the late Clarence and Elizabeth (Morrison) Stevens. Throughout his working career, Bill worked at various locations which included McCulloch Creelman Wholesalers, Chapman Beverages and the Nova Scotia Agricultural College.
He is survived by his daughters, Helen (Alan) Toole, Joan Stevens, both of Truro; Linda (David) Reardon, Comox, B.C.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Briggs, Framingham, Mass.; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Olive (Lane); brothers, Lawrence, Lloyd, Percy, Donald; sisters, Bertha, Clara. No visitation by request. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 17 at 11 a.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. David Lutes officiating. Interment in Watson Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your personal choice. Online condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Benjamin David Karrel
Benjamin David Karrel, 85, of Truro, passed away peacefully at home June 14, 2006.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Solomon and Dvora (nee Fridkin) Karrel. Ben studied at Mount Allison University. His education was interrupted by the Second World War in which he served in both the RCAF and the Canadian Army. After the war he attended Dalhousie University, graduating in 1952. He practiced medicine in Truro as a general practioner and surgeon. In 1965 he attended Duke University to study anesthesiology and returned to Truro in 1966. Ben worked tirelessly attending to the needs of his patients for over 40 years. He was instrumental in organizing the first intensive care/coronary care unit in Truro. He was invited to travel to China to participate in a sharing of modern and traditional medical knowledge and was one of the first physicians in Nova Scotia to utilize acupuncture in treating his patients.
Dad had a profound love of music and enjoyed playing his saxophone and singing. He was especially fond of the Scottish classic Danny Boy and loved to perform it at every opportunity. Ben played a wicked game of 45s and also enjoyed playing bridge at the Good Neighbours Club and the Lions Club. He enjoyed the fellowship of the people he met daily at the Truro Legion and the Air Force Club. In past years Dad was an avid golfer at the Truro Golf Club and curler at the Truro Curling Club and won several championships over the years. In his early life, he was a keen rugby player at Mount Allison and was a champion runner in the Canadian Army.
He is survived by his daughters Jane Karrel (John James), Halifax, Diane Karrel (Carole Sielicki), Los Angeles and his son Steve (Sue), Great Village. He is also survived by his beautiful grandchildren Mamie and David Karrel, Arthur, Ian and Taylor James, by his sisters Anne (Mortie) Goldman, Montreal, Monnie Kohl, Montreal and his brother Sam (Eva) Karrel, Glace Bay and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy Janet (nee Hartling) and his daughter Janice.
The family would like to thank all of the people who were so kind to Dad in his later years, the staff of the Capricorn Restaurant, the staff of Fletcher’s Restaurant, the staff of Shoppers Drug Mart, Dr. Stephen McCarthy, Brenda Boates, Tim and Gladys Hoeg, Honey MacKenzie and his three personal guardian angels, Emily Taylor, Helen Simms and Golda Osmond who loved and cared for Dad in his last few months.
Visitation will be held 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Legion Tribute Service 1:30 p.m. Monday, followed by funeral service at 2 p.m., all in the Mattatall Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro, with Rev. Lori Ramsay and Rabbi David Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in the Terrace Hill Cemetery, Truro.
Donations in Ben’s name may be made to a charity of choice, with thanks.
Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting the guest book at www.mattatallfh.com
BETTIE DOREEN EMERSON
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bettie Emerson on June 14, 2006 at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro.
Surrounded by family and friends, she passed away peacefully. Born in Truro, she was the daughter of the late James and Bessie (McNutt) Fraser.
She was loved by all that knew her and will remain in the hearts of family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Lyle Emerson; sons, Billy Murray, Truro; Wade (Darlene) Murray, Ontario; daughter, Patty (Dana) Hunter, Truro; stepson, Chris (Kim) Emerson, Halifax; grandsons, Travis and Mitchell Allen, Truro; Randy Murray, Truro; Sean Emerson, Halifax; granddaughter, Sherrie Murray, Winnipeg; Nicole Murray, Truro; great-granddaughter, Jordan, Winnipeg; sisters, Mary (Bert) Chase, Truro; Joanne (Allen) Taylor, Truro; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Nita and Gerry Sellars, Hilden.
Arrangements for cremation are in the care of Mattatall Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro. There will be no visitation or funeral services at Bettie’s request. Donations in her memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting the guest book at: www.mattatallfh.com
MARION LUCILLE SETTLE
Marion Lucille Settle, 82, Glenholme, died June 14, 2006 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro.
Born in Woodlawn, she was a daughter of the late Frank W. and Beatrice F. (Morton) Settle.
Marion was a graduate of Maritime Business Academy, Halifax, and was employed at Acadian Lines Bus Company for several years. As a child, she went frequently to Berwick Camp Meeting with her parents, later with Young People’s Union (YPU), and ultimately took her own family there for almost 50 years. In 1950, she was the first Maritime graduate of Naramata (B.C.) Christian Training School, which began a life-long devotion to Christian Education and Christian summer programs for children. She taught piano lessons for over 40 years to the children in the community, and was organist at Erskine United Church, Glenholme for 30 years. She had a great love of gardening, country living, hens, flowers and plants. She also loved to write verse, writing over 300 hymn lyrics, some of which were published, and delighted family and friends with handmade greeting cards, each with a specialty written verse. For 32 years, she was general editor of Rural Gleanings, a publication of the Christian Rural Research and Resource Services (CRRRS), of which she was also secretary-treasurer of the board. She was a member of Erskine United Church, a life member of the United Church Women, and a founding member of the Fundy Help Hearing Association (FHHA).
Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Rev. Lester M. Settle; daughters, Beth (Bob McColl); Joy (John Miller); son, Paul (Valerie); brother, Winston (Dorothy); grandchildren, Jared and Jana Miller; Matthew, Carl and Allison Settle; and Carly McColl.
No visitation by request. Funeral service will be Sunday, June 18, at 3 p.m., in Erskine United Church, Rev. Don MacQueen officiating. A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to United Church Camp Meeting Association, Fundy Help Hearing Association, Folly Village Cemetery, St. James Presbyterian Church Music Program or charity of choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Co-operative, Upper Musquodoboit.
Special thanks to the VON, Respite Care, and the Palliative Care team at Colchester Regional Hospital for all their support during her last days.
Beryl Wyllie, 86, of Halifax and formerly of Vimy Road, Bible Hill, passed away peacefully, Friday, March 16, 2007 at Arborstone Enhanced Care, Halifax, with her family by her side.
Born in England she was a daughter of the late John and Mabel Annie (Walker) Copeland.
She was a member of St. George’s Anglican Church, Bible Hill and the Anglican Church Women’s Institute.
She is survived by sons, Graham, Ont.; Roy, Dartmouth; daughter, Zoe-Lee, Truro; brother, John “Jack”, England; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Robert; sister, Dorothy; brothers, Derrick, Rupert, Joseph, George.
No visitation by request. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in St. George’s Anglican Church, Bible Hill, with Rev. Peter MacRae officiating.
Internment will be held at a late date in the Glenholme Cemetery, Glenholme.
No flowers by request.
Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mattatall Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro.
SYLVIA ELIZABETH BROOKHOUSE
Sylvia Elizabeth Brookhouse, 63, died Sunday, April 9, 2006 at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro surrounded by family.
Born in Quebec, Sylvia (nee Bullard) approached life as a wondrous adventure even in the face of adversity. She treasured her children Wendy and Gordon above all. They accompanied her on one of her most favourite adventures to Mexico where they backpacked and toured the ruins in 2004.
Her passions extended to gardening; everyone who knew her could count upon her for plant and flower advice. A trip to her garden at her Truro home also revealed her numerous building projects, including a wonderful gazebo. But her talents didn’t end there. As a breast cancer survivor, she took up dragon boating and was involved with Hope’s Chest, a survivor support group. She worked at the CNIB for over 10 years. Achievements aside, Sylvia will be remembered as a woman of immense compassion, an impeccable dry wit and a “get going” individual.
She is survived by beloved daughter Wendy (Kelsey) of Halifax; son Gordon (Lori), of Calgary; brother Andy Bullard, of Ottawa; sisters, Audrey Thomson, and Evelyn McCarthy, both of Connecticut and numerous friends and fellow adventurers. She was predeceased by her mother, father and sister Dorothy.
Please join us in a celebration of her life at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, in Sylvia’s garden at 463 Robie St., Truro.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to either: FRIENDS OF THE GARDEN, Development and External Relations, N.S.A.C., PO Box 550, Truro N.S., B2N 5E3 or CNIB 6136 Almon Street Halifax, N.S., B3K 1T8.
OLIVE BEULAH WARK
Olive Beulah Wark, 90, of Beverly Avenue, Truro, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2006, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro.
Born in Truro, June 24, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Percy S. and Martha (Crewe) Crowell. She was a lifelong resident of Truro and vicinity. She worked for Stanfields Ltd. for many years as a machine operator. She was a faithful member of the Peoples Church, Truro.
She is survived by a daughter, Shirley Lutz of Harmony Road, Truro; son, Ronald (Bertha) Hollingsworth of Brookfield.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters Alma (George) Sante of Winnipeg, Man., Myrtle Gillis of Edmonton, Alta.; brother Morris of Brookfield; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her first husband, T. Russell Hollingsworth; second husband Cecil R. Wark; sisters, Leona, Jean, one in infancy; brothers, Sydney, Edwin, William, Ernest; step-son Havelock; three step-daughters, Audrey, Mabel, Ruth.
Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Tuesday and funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, both in the Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro. Rev. Ken Fillmore will officiate with a reception to follow in the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date in Terrace Hill Cemetery, Truro. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to a charity of choice.
CARL CHESLEY BATES
Carl Chesley Bates, 88, Halifax, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2006 in QE2 Health Sciences Centre, Halifax.
Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Carlyle and Blanche Bates (East Stewiacke) Carl served overseas during the Second World War. On his return, he worked for Canada Post until his retirement. Carl belonged to Normandy Veteran’s Association. He was a proud member who once attended a meeting in Scotland. He was a faithful member of Legion No. 142, Fairvie w. He was an ardent church attendee and most of all a devoted husband. He will be missed by family and his many friends.
Surviving are his loving wife, Amy Bates; sisters, Marie Ryan (Eddy), Sydney; Ina Gibbs (Bert), Truro; brother, James Bates (Marg), Truro; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by sister, Hazel Hamilton (Ray); brother, Floyd.
Visitation will be held 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m today with Fairview Legion Branch 142 conducting a service at 7 p.m., both in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral service will be held in Fairview United Church, Dutch Village Road, Tuesday, April 11 at 2 p.m. Rev. Heather Hemming officiating. Burial at a later date in Pine Grove Cemetery, East Stewiacke. Family flowers only, donations may be made to QE2 Foundation, or a charity of your choice.
ROSE MAREIA BROOKS
Rose Mareia Brooks 65, Millbrook, Colchester Co., passed away Sunday, April 9, 2006, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro.
Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Noel and Annie (Wilmot) Gloade. She began her career working with preschool children as a teacher’s aid at the Truro Headstart.
She began volunteering and during this time received her Early Childhood Education Di ploma. In 1986, Millbrook opened at the Little Log Cabin site where Rose worked as a teacher and then was appointed the Director in 1986. In November 2004, she received the Institute Services Education Award for 25 years of service. Rose was also a member of the Millbrook Women’s Club, Millbrook School Committee, Indian Summer Games Committee, St. John’s Ambulance Brigade, First Aid and Home Nursing Program.
She is survived by her husband, Victor; sons, John (Martha), Arnold (Tanya), Cory, all of Millbrook; grandchildren, Madeline, Jacqueline, John Jr., Bryan, Noel, Cordell, Kaya, Allexandria, Emma; great-grandchildren, Makayla and Baby Vic; sister, Mrs. Katherine Paul, Millbrook; niece, Christine; nephew, Manson. She was predeceased by brother, Manson. Visitation will take place at the family residence at 40 Church Rd., Millbrook, after 2 p.m. today and on Tuesday.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Millbrook, Father Ronald Cairns will officiate with burial to follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Millbrook. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or Wheelchair Foundation for Kids.
STANLEY VICTOR DENSMORE
Stanley Victor Densmore, 74 of Truro, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2006, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro.
Born in Maitland Hants Co., he was a son of the late Howard and Greta (MacKenzie) Densmore. He worked for years at Riversdale Lumber Comp any, Riversdale, N.S.
He is survived by a brother Reginald of Bonneville, Ont. Aunts Mrs. Pearl Burns of Sydney, N.S., and Mrs Alice Bezanson, of Boston, Mass.; Uncle Cecil McKenzie of Truro.
He was predeceased by a brother Harland.
No visitation by re quest. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday at 1 pm in the Lower Selma Cemetery, Lower Selma with Rev. Wayne Yorke officiating. Donations in memory may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro.
DONALD EUGENE DELANEY
Donald Eugene Delaney, 85, Hilden, passed away suddenly April 6, 2006 at home.
Born on March 21, 1921 in Hilden, he was the y oungest son of the late Harry and Gladys (Blakeney) Delaney. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders and the Queens Own Rifles, in the Field Ambulance Corps. He came in on the second wave on D-Day and helped to liberate France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
He worked as a carpenter most of his life, both self-employed and for various construction companies. Don was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He leaves behind his dear companion, Mae Schram; his daughters, Debbie Vissers (Martin), Hilden; Darlene, Onslow; sons, Donald (Sally), Port Robinson, Ont.; David (Anne), Abercrombie; sister, June, Ontario; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by sisters, Eileen, Ena; brothers, Elmo, Vincent, Cecil and great-granddaughter Evelynn Rose Delaney.
A celebration of Don’s life will take place on Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m. beginning with a Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26 tribute service wi th visitation and reception to follow in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev. Gordon Delaney officiating. Interment in Hilden Cemetery. Family flowers only.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia or the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Truro. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Dr. Don Pugsley, the VON and the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.