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NOVA SCOTIA - Springhill - Miscellaneous Obituaries

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Date: Monday, 26 October 2009, at 12:37 a.m.

McCORMICK, Ida Mae (Fownes)
McCORMICK - age 94 years of Rodney, Cumberland Co., N. S. passed away on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Nappan. Born on October 2, 1913, in Economy, she was a daughter of the Late Austin Fownes, St. Martin's N.B. and the Late Hazel (Elliott) Fownes of Economy. She graduated from Teacher's College in Truro. She married Ray McCormick of Rodney and enjoyed 60 wonderful years before his death in 1994. They built a special life together, including two sons, nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Ida worked side by side with Ray in their work on the family farm. In her earlier days her joys included the local 4-H Club, teaching Sunday School and visiting the sick and shut in. Her love of writing had made her well known as she submitted a weekly column to three local papers since 1940. She shared her gift of writing poetry will all she met. At the time of her death she was completing a history of the community of Rodney which was settled in the 1800's. She is survived by sons, Irvin (Marilyn) and Garry (Evelyn) both of Rodney; her grandchildren, Kevin (Gail), Todd (Jackie), Trevor all of Rodney, Kimberley (Dave) Wright of Oshawa, Ontario, Craig (Linda), Colin (Kim), Mark (Julie) all of Rodney, Murray (Lorraine) of Oxford Jct. and Jillian of Australia; her older sister of 97 years Carolyn Howes of Boston. She was predeceased by her husband Ray Baker McCormick; daughter, Carol Mae; brother Eugene and a brother in infancy. Visitations were held 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 Friday, October 5, 2007 in A. H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill. Funeral service was held 2:00 pm Saturday, October 6, 2007, in Springhill Baptist Church with The Reverend Perry Hanley officiating. Burial in Rodney Cemetery, Cumb. Co., N. S. If so desired, donations to The Springhill Baptist Church or a charity of choice would be appreciated.

FRASER, Alvin
FRASER – peacefully passed away with his family by his side on Thursday, September 6, 2007 at the Lakeridge Health, Oshawa, in his 90th year. Beloved husband of the late Daisy. Loving dad of Robert and his wife Cheryl and Jane Ann and her husband Norman Tilsonj. Cherished grandfather of Jeremy, Krysta and Great-grandfather of Summer, Cierra, Savannah and Braeden. Dear brother of Lilla and the late Lloyd, Ethel, Harry and Gillie. Brother-in-law of Betty and Jean. Alvin was the son of the late John and Jane Fraser of Wallace Station.

CURRY, Raymond Edward
CURRY - Raymond Edward, aged 83 years, of McGee Street, Springhill, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 in All Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born in Amherst, he was a son of the Late Neil John and Hazel Lorraine (Pettigrew) Curry. During his working years he was employed as a coal miner and later with Chubb Security. He was an adherent of the Springhill Baptist Church; he enjoyed hunting, bowling, camping and especially his home and family. He is survived by his wife the former Darlene Mae Skidmore-White; daughters, Sharon (Gary) Beescroft and Robin Curry both of Peterborough, Ontario, Bonnie (Bruce) Hineman of Bowmanville, Ontario, Sally (Russell) Godfrey of Springhill and Shelley Mitchell of North Port, Cumb. Co.; son Dennis (Shirley) White of Amherst; granddaughter Chrissy, six step grandchildren and five step great grandchildren; brothers, Neil (Eleanor) Curry of London, Ontario and Donald (Chris) Curry of Peterborough, Ontario; sisters, June (Arlie Cole) Reed of Springhill, Annie Cormier and Louise Burton both of Amherst, Marjorie Linthorne of Stellarton and Beverly (Robert) Wood of Campbellford, Ontario. He was predeceased by his first wife the former Iva Stonehouse; a son Ronald; brothers, Gerald and Douglas; sisters, Grace, Lois, Karen, Elaine, Muriel and infant sisters, Mae Helen and Hazel. Visitations were held 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 Thursday, November 24, 2005 in A. H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, from where the Funeral Service was held at 1:00 PM on Friday, November 25, 2005 with Pastor Scott Balser officiating. Burial in Amherst Cemetery, Amherst, N. S. If so desired, donations to the Nova Scotia Lung Association or charity of choice would be appreciated.

HUNTER, Celia Lucinda
HUNTER - Celia Lucinda, aged 95 years, of Cowan Street, Springhill, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 in All Saints Hospital Springhill. Born in West River, Albert Co., N. B., she was a daughter of the Late Robert T. and Edna V. (Copp) Nelson. She worked for many years in the USA later returning to Canada and became a school teacher. Celia was a home person who enjoyed reading and socializing. She is survived by two half sisters, Mrs. Blanche Alward of Ontario and Barbara (Wilson) MacKinnon of British Columbia; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Frank T. Hunter; half brothers, Robert S. Nelson and Lewis E. Nelson. Visitation was held 10 - 11AM Friday, November 25, 2005 followed immediately at 11:00 AM by the Funeral Service with The Reverend Steve Longmoore officiating, both held in A. H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill. Burial in Leamington Cemetery, Cumb. Co., N. S. If so desired, donations to any charity would be appreciated.

TABOR, Estelle Oda
TABOR - Estelle Oda, aged 89 years, of Herrett Road, Springhill, passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2005 in All Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the Late Earl and Ida (Grainger) Tabor. She was an adherent to the St. Andrew's Wesley United Church, Springhill. She was employed in Springhill for 25 years as an Elementary School Teacher and enjoyed reading and her family, especially her grandchildren. She is survived by her companion of 50 years, Douglas Casey. Daughter, Judy (Richard) Herriman of Scotland, Ontario. Son, Robert (Marlene) Tabor of Airdrie, Alberta. Four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Douglas and David Tabor. Cremation has taken place under the direction of A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill. A graveside committal service was held 3:00 pm Monday, November 28, 2005 in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill with Father David MacDonald officiating. Donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated.

THOMPSON, Morley Stewart
THOMPSON - Morley Stewart, 92, Amherst, died Friday, November 25, 2005 in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst. Born in Little River, he was a son of the late Alexander and Mary Alma (Carter) Thompson. He is survived by his daughter, Pauline Thompson, Pugwash; stepdaughters, Jean (Willie) Blake, Dartmouth; Mary Chisholm, Oxford; stepsons, Arthur Chisholm, Pugwash; Robert Chisholm, Shelburne. He was pre-deceased by his wife, the former Marion Adams; brother, Richard; sister, Zelda McNutt; stepson, James Chisholm. Cremation has taken place under the direction of MacDiarmid’s Funeral Home, Oxford (447-2930). Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 29 in Little River United Baptist Church.

ARSENAULT, Borden James Arsenault
ARSENAULT - age 73, of Amherst passed away Sunday, June 17, 2007 at home. Born in Amherst, he was the son of the late Clarence and Martha (Purdy) Arsenault. Bordie enjoyed spending time at his son’s camp and had a passion for hunting, fishing and camping. He taught himself to play the guitar and loved listening to old time music, dancing, his grandchildren and family gatherings. In his earlier years he enjoyed his CB radio and recently spent time talking to his family and friends on his computer. Bordie is survived by his son David (Janet) of Brookdale, daughters; Bonnie Arsenault (Michael Greene) of Fort Lawrence, Cindy (Paul) Allen of Pugwash and Marlene (Roger) Crossman of Sackville, N.B. and their mother Gail, nine grandchildren; Michael, Jillian, Mark, Amanda, Jason, Matthew, Kristopher, Corey and Bradley, two great-grandchildren Morgan and Logan, special friend Audrey White and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by three brothers; Billy of Pictou, Freddie (Sarah) of Truemanville and Laurie (Cindy) of Northport, twin sisters; Rose (Ron) Chapman of Brookdale and Marie (Dennis) Smith of Ontario. Bordie is predeceased by brothers; Victor and Joe and sisters; Rita Gates and Kathleen Simpson. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 20 from 2pm – 4pm and 7pm – 9pm in Campbell’s Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst. (667-9906) Funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 21 at 2pm from Campbell’s Chapel with Rev. Bob Mack officiating. Interment will take place in the Fenwick Cemetery. Donation in Bordie’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Canadian Blood Services.

CAMPBELL, Arlington G.
CAMPBELL – 58, of Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Monday, July 30, 2007 in Moose River. Born in Havelock, N.B., he was a son of the late Eddison and Nina (Perry) Campbell. He was employed as a truck driver, most recently working with Central Freightlines of Truro. Previously he operated Campbell’s Taxi in Parrsboro and worked at Scott Paper Mill, Parrsboro. He is survived by his companion, Patsy (Forbes) Weatherby, Parrsboro; a daughter, Jennifer Campbell, Calgary; a son, Scott (Lorna Collins), Moncton; former wife, Verlie (Hall) Campbell, Sussex; 4 grandchildren. There will be no funeral service by request. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro.

GILBERT, Lavinia J.
GILBERT – 91, of Parrsboro passed away Friday, January 12, 2007 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late William and Asenath Skidmore. She was employed with the admitting department of the VG Hospital for many years. She was a life member of the Rebecca Lodge, Parrsboro. She is survived by a daughter, Catherine Blane (Robert), Bedford; a sister, Willena Berry (Paul), Langley, B.C.; grandchildren, Joselyn Noyes (Darrell), Mitchell Doran (Lindy), all of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland; Stacey Bremner, Sarnia, Ont.; Stephen Blane, Toronto; 8 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred; a daughter, Audrey; son-in-law, Kenneth Doran. Funeral service will be held Friday, August 3, 2007 at 2 p.m. in St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro. Reception to follow in the church hall. Memorial donations may be made to St. George’s Anglican Church or to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro.

Kenneth MacKenzie Smith
Aged 83 years of East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash, formerly of Springhill, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2008 in the Lodge. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the Late Robert and Ida (Boutilier) Smith.
His early working years were spent in the coal mines until there closing, and was later employed with Corrections Canada as a Correctional Officer until his retirement. He enjoyed baseball and his family, especially his grandchildren.He is survived by his wife the former Renovia "Toots" Maddison. Sons, David (Dorothy Hollis) of Springhill. Grandchildren, Michael (Barbara) Smith of Springhill, Steven Smith of Coldbrook, and Evan Smith (Erin Rushton) of Calgary, Alta. Great grandchildren, Kate, Cormac, and Bryia. Sister, Katherine Wercholz of Hamilton, Ont., nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brother Leonard.
Cremation has taken place. A visitation was held from 1- 2 pm on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, followed immediately at 2:00 p.m. by the memorial service, Reverend Brieanna Andrews officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.

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