ARSENAULT, John Arthur - 70, Dartmouth, passed away December 5, 2000, in the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Arthur and Margaret (MacDonald) Arsenault. He retired in 1985 from the Provincial Government. He remained current in the N.S.G.E.U. continuing to support their initiatives. An avid camper, he was appreciated for his hands on skills and knowledge. He was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Church always willing to provide support to those in need. Surviving are his wife, the former Marjorie Cleveland; daughters, Brenda Myers, Halifax; Linda Hill, Dartmouth; sons, Terry, Dartmouth; David, Saint John, NB; brother, André, Dartmouth; sisters, Patricia Coolen, Prospect; Joan Arsenault, Dartmouth; Simone Keonne, Ontario; three grandchildren. He was predeceased by son, Paul. Visitation was 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. Funeral 10 a.m. today in Immaculate Conception Church, Dartmouth, Rev. John Hayes officiating. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.
BENT, Lorraine Myrtle - 73, Waterville, Kings Co., passed away Sunday, December 3, 2000 in the Grand View Manor, Berwick. Born in Kingston, Kings Co., she was a daughter of the late Anard and Erma (Toole) Parsons. Lorraine had worked as a housekeeper for P.L. Morse and as a child care giver for Gerald Morse. She was a member of the C.N.I.B. and the Coldbrook Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Reginald, Grand View Manor; sons, George (Jane), Donnie (Elsie), Allen, Mike (Elizabeth), all of Waterville; Charles (Josephine), Fort St. John, B.C.; Leslie (Patches) Pierre, Halifax; Lloyd (Karla), Long Point Mountain; daughters, Shirley (Wayne) Spicer, Harbourville; Alice Scotney, Barbara Jenner, Edith (Stanley) Johnstone, all of Waterville; June (Gary Kenneally) Kaiser, Welsford; Karen (Percy) Murphy, Kingston; grandchildren, Brenda, George Jr., Matthew, Mark, Linda; Tanya, Kim, Donnie Jr.; Jason; Ashley, Adam; Joseph and John Pierre; Andrew; Stephen, Christine; Doris; Joseph; Jonathon, Samantha; several great grandchildren; brother, Anard (Donna) Parsons, Kingston; sisters, Alice Davis, Jennie (Pierre) Desrochers, all of Kingston. She was predeceased by two children in infancy, a daughter, Sheila Bent; sister, Eva Parsons. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, December 7, 2000 with the funeral service at 2 p.m. Friday, December 8, 2000, both in the H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Berwick. Rev. Gary Countway officiating. Burial in the Berwick Cemetery with a reception to follow in the Coldbrook Baptist Church. Donations in memory may be made to the Annapolis Valley V.O.N., the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer Society.
BENTLEY, John Marvin, Q.C. - 65, Halifax, passed away December 3, 2000, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Jack Bentley and Ida (Little) Bentley, Tatamagouche. Upon graduation from Dalhousie Law School in 1959, John practiced law in the Ottawa area for a number of years. He returned to Halifax to become the first Regional Director, Department of Justice Canada, Halifax Regional Office, a position he held until his retirement. He had both a federal and provincial Queen's Council bestowed upon him. He is survived by daughter, Carol Bentley, Halifax; son, J. Robert Bentley (Dr. Patricia Dauphinee), Wisconsin; grandchildren, Christopher, Jennifer and Trevor Bentley, Wisconsin. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Carol June Turner. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home, 2032 Robie St., Halifax. Funeral will be held today, December 7, in Cruikshank's Chapel 10 a.m., Rev. Ron Clark officiating. Burial will be St. John's Cemetery with a reception to follow in Cruikshank's reception room. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.
BERNARD, John M. - Indian Brook, passed away December 5, 2000, at home. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late John and Freda (Sack) Bernard. He operated a siding and gutter business for any years in the United States and Canada and for the last number of years he owned/operated a store in Indian Brook. Surviving are daughters, Elizabeth Ann, Halifax; Gloria Francis, Indian Brook; Darlene, Enfield; sons, John, David, Roger and Roddy, Indian Brook; sisters, Annie Paul, Indian Brook; Gladys Stevens, Eskasoni; Diane, Sanford, Me.; 15 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Annie May Cremo; infant son, Gordon; sister, Louise; brother's Douglas, William, Martin, Gordon and Hughie. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. Funeral 10 a.m. Friday in St. Catherine's Roman Catholic Church, Indian Brook, Rev. Tom Kurudeepan, OMI officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
CHISHOLM, Francis Edward - 79, of Dartmouth, passed away December 5, 2000 in Northwood Centre. Born in Dartmouth, he was a son of the late Frederick and Barbara (Negus) Chisholm. He was a former employee of Dartmouth Machine Co. and Harbour Construction, and later owned and operated Framer Machine Services. Surviving are his wife the former Mary (Sullivan); daughters, Sharon Lee Conrad (Karl), Nona Janine (Doug), Tina Marie DesJardins (Brian), all of Dartmouth; sons, Colin (Brenda), Bruce, Kevin (Mary), all of Dartmouth; and Brian (Debbie) Chezzetcook; sisters, Jane Chisholm, Halifax; Freda DeWolfe, Lillian Clarke, Ontario; 8 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild. He was predeceased by daughters, Mary Judith, Nancy Elizabeth and Wendy Marie; brothers, William and Charles. Funeral service will be held today, 2 p.m. in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Rev. A.C. Snow officiating. Burial to follow in Mount Hermon Cemetery. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society or Alzheimer of Nova Scotia.
DeVILLER, Vera Maude - 77, long time resident of Halifax, passed away December 4, 2000 at Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building. Born in Birmingham, England, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Charlotte Swinerton. Before coming to Canada, as a war bride in 1946, she was an air raid warden in Britain and later served with ATS during the Second World War. Her hard work and generosity were admired and valued by her family, friends and neighbours. She was an employee of Simpson Sears for many years. The love of her life were her five boys. Surviving are her husband, Lester (Mike); her sons, Robert (Fay), Charles (Bertha), Halifax; Michael (Lillian), Gagetown, NB; Christopher (Debra), Lantz, NS; and Lester, Debert; sisters, Edith and Muriel of England; brother, Walter, of England; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her twin sister, Miriam Victoria Kesterton and brother, Charles. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 8, 2000 in the chapel of Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Interment in Fairview Lawn Cemetery with reception to follow the interment in the funeral home reception center. Donations may be made to Veterans Memorial Building (Garden Fund) or charity of choice.
DILLMAN, Loretta Mae - 70, passed away December 4, 2000, in the Armview Estates. Born in Lantz Siding, she was a daughter of the late Russel and Florence (Fraser) Dillman. She lived most of her life in Lake Egmont and Antrim. For the past few years a resident of Armview Estates. Surviving are sisters, Cora Dillman, Antrim; Joyce Boutilier, Tatamagouche; brothers, Vincent, Clinton, Lake Egmont; Bernard, Cooks Brook; Sandy, Truro; Charlie, Goffs. She was predeceased by brother, Oral. Funeral 2 p.m. today in St. Paul's United Church, Rev. Linda Yates officiating. Burial in Antrim Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Paul's United Church Restoration Fund.
DORT, James Howard - 83, Dort's Cove, passed away December 4, 2000, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Roachvale, he was a son of the late Howard and Laura (Spanks) Dort. He was a retired fishermen and carpenter and a member of St. Michael's Anglican Church, Dort's Cove. He loved to work on his flower gardens. Surviving are his wife, the former Annie Sponagle; daughter, Helen (Mrs. Michael Long), Lower Sackville; sons, Raymond (Violet), Dort's Cove; Leroy (Henrietta), Cooks Cove; sister, Mrs. Dulcie MacKinnon, Dort's Cove; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Lloyd and brother, Arthur. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today in the Wesley United Church, Guysborough, Archdeacon Peter MacRae officiating. Burial in the Evergreen Cemetery, Guysborough. Memorial donations to the charity of one's choice.
ETTINGER, Marjorie Elizabeth - 84, Windsor, passed away in Dykeland Lodge on December 6, 2000. Born in Scotch Village, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Bertha (MacHarrie) Frail. Marjorie was a member of the Windsor United Church and a UCW member. Surviving are husband, Joseph Ettinger; son, Keith (Marlene) Wilson, Alberta; daughter, Jean (Malcolm) Brown, Martock; grandchildren, Gregory Wilson, Jeffrey Wilson, Natalie Wilson, all of Alberta; Beth Brown, Amanda Brown, both of Windsor; 6 great grandchildren; sisters, Ura Berggren, Wentworth; Erna Weatherhead, Rawdon; Jean (Willard) Campbell, Greenfield, Hants Co.; step daughter, Susan (Al) Martin, Brampton, Ontario; numerous nieces and nephews. Marjorie was predeceased by husband, Russell Wilson and Harold Withrow. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday, December 8, 2000 at Withrow MacMillan Funeral Home, Upper Nine Mile River, Rev. Margie Whynot officiating. Burial will be in West Gore Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Friends of Dykeland Lodge or a charity of choice.
FAULKNER, Dr. Ruth Shirley - 79, Halifax, passed away peacefully Monday, December 4, 2000, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Dr. Alden West and Ethel Neruda (Taylor) Faulkner. She enjoyed her working years as a Virologist at the Victoria General Pathology Lab. She was a lifetime member and faithful supporter of Oxford Street United Church, Halifax. She will be remembered for her generosity in sharing her time, talents and love. She is survived by daughter, Darlene Sangster, Abercrombie; several cousins. She was predeceased by sister, Katherine, Elvira Faulkner-Pratt, Selma, Hants Co. Funeral service 11 a.m. today, in Snow Funeral Home, Halifax, Rev. Tom Woods officiating. Burial in Selma United Church Cemetery, Selma, Hants Co. Donations in her memory may be made to the Oxford Street United Church Memorial Fund or a charity of your choice.
FIFIELD, Maude - 78, Townsend St., Sydney, passed away December 4, 2000, at home. Born in Bonavista, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Amos and Gertrude (Hampton) Burge. She was a member of Christ Church, Sydney. Surviving are daughter, Diane Jessome, Greenwood; sons, Dennis, Balls Creek; David, at home; sister, Edith Carter, Ontario; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward in 1985; sons, Lawrence, Keith, Philip; sister, Ann; brother, James. Funeral 10 a.m. today in Christ Church, Rev. Valerie Hunt officiating. Burial in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
FRANCIS, Thelma Delores - 93, 57 Hankard St., Sydney, passed away December 3, 2000, at home. Born in Antigua, West Indies, she was a daughter of the late Louisa Wilson. She was an avid member of St. Philip's African Orthodox Church. She is known as the "Mother" of the church. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Vestry Board and was a former Sunday school teacher. She will be remembered for teaching crocheting and sewing classes to many young people. Surviving are daughters, Isabel Waterman, Sydney; May Ann Francis, Donna Marshall, Halifax; Deborah Marshall, Toronto; Yvonne Edwards, New York; sons, Karl "Howard" Williams, Halifax; George Francis, New York; four grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Archpriest George A. Francis; sisters, Hilda, Mae; brother, Harold. Funeral 11 a.m. today in St. Philip's African Orthodox Church, Whitney Pier, Archbishop Vincent Waterman officiating. Burial in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Donations to Building Fund of St. Philip's Church.
HAWBOLDT, Elizabeth Mary "Betty" - 57, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully, December 6, 2000 in Glades Lodge. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of Lena (Leblanc) Boudreau and the late Robert Ryan. She enjoyed playing bingo, spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who will be dearly missed. Surviving are her husband, Garnet Hawboldt "Red"; stepfather, Leon Boudreau; daughters, Brenda Hawboldt and Cathy Hawboldt, Tammy Melanson, all of Dartmouth; sons, Michael, Ontario; James, Dartmouth; many brothers and sisters; grandchildren, Jackie and Megan Hawboldt, Melissa and Shawn MacBurnie, Sarah and Taylor-John Melanson, Kristen, Kimberley, Rebecca and Andrew Hawboldt Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home. Memorial srevice will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Vincent de Paul Church, Dartmouth. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Reception will follow in the family home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch.
INGRAM, Alexander Robert "Sandy" - 76, Pine Grove Dr., Spryfield, passed away December 5, 2000 in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Burgeo, Nfld., he was a son of the late Henry and Augusta (Meade) Ingram. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the Merchant Navy. He later served aboard the Lord Kelvin which linked Europe to Canada by cable. He worked for a number of years for Highliners, Lunenburg. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 152 Spryfield. He is survived by his wife, Effie Hilda (Rose) Ingram; son, Lloyd and wife Linda, Picton, Ont.; daughter, Eleanor Schramal, Chicago; brother, Herbert, Burgeo, Nfld.; sisters, Lea Pearce, Port aux Basque; Mary Foot, Burgeo; Eileen Neilson, Trenton, Ont.; half-sister, Elma, St. John's, Nfld.; grandchildren, Kelly, Cathy, Alex, Emily and Jessie. He was predeceased by brother, Joseph Ingram; sister, Myrtle Bennett. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today where a Legion service will be held 7 p.m. today, all in J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday in Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rev. James Purchase officiating, assisted by Rev. Mary Wilkie. Burial to follow in Emmanuel Anglican Church Cemetery, Sussex St. Donations to Emmanuel Anglican Church.
KEEFE, Kristopher James - 23, passed away May 28, 2000. Born on July 16, 1976, in Halifax, he was the dear son of Roger and Diane (Dyer) Keefe, Sackville. Kristopher attended school in Sackville and graduated from Sackville High School in 1994. He attended St. Mary's University and Halifax Community College. He worked for the Halifax School Board as a caretaker at Dartmouth High School. Kristopher loved sports and played hockey as a youngster. As time passed he avidly skied, golfed and played pool. He was a member of Sackville High Ski Club. Kristopher's good humour and pleasant company has been greatly missed by his parents, his brother, Colin; his paternal grandmother, Gertie Keefe; his maternal grandmother, Ellie Dyer; his aunts, uncles, many cousins and friends. Kristopher was predeceased by brother, Ryan David; his paternal grandfather, Harry Keefe and his maternal grandfather, Albert Dyer. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. today, funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth, Rev. Brenda MacDonald officiating. Burial Saturday at 10 a.m. in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Freedom Foundation, P.O. Box 23027, Dartmouth, B3A 1N7 or charity of choice.
MACAULAY, A. Margaret - 82, Breton Bay Nursing Home, passed away December 4, 2000, in the home. Born in New Waterford, she was a daughter of the late John and Neillie (MacDonald) Ross. She was a retired Registered Nurse. Surviving are daughter, Joan Evans, Sydney River; sons, Donald, East Bay; George, Sydney; sister, Charlotte Chiasson, Baddeck; brothers, Neil, Hubert, Sydney; George, Barrie, Ont.; six grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Ian; sisters, Catherine Dunlop; a sister in infancy; brother, Fraser; granddaughter, Cheryl. No visitation. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Rev. Alan McIntosh officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Baddeck. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or any charity.
MADDISON, Allan Darroch - 89, of 138 Main Street, Springhill, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2000 at his residence. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Joseph and Eliza Jane (Courts) Maddison. He worked in the Coal Mines in Springhill for 33 years; he was a manager of the Springhill arena and finally as a security guard for St. Mary's University, Halifax. He was a member of the Provost Corp. for 3 years during World War II; member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #17 Springhill for 39 years; member of the RAOB Lodge 6141; coached minor and senior hockey teams; played with the Oxford BA's hockey team and played on baseball and softball teams during his younger years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, singing and his family. He is survived by his wife the former Lillian Sanford Canning; sons, Allan (Red) Maddison, of Springhill; and James (Spike) Maddison, of Dartmouth; daughters, Sheila McCabe of Sudbury, Ontario; and Rhea Goode, of Springhill; brothers, Raymond and Robert both of Springhill and Murray of Salem, Cumberland Co., NS; one sister, Mrs. Gladys Rushton of Springhill; eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Lynne; a grandson, Allan and a great granddaughter, Lindsay; brothers, James, Ralph, Charles, Roy and Jack; sisters, Mae, Hazel, Lois and June. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today from the A.H. Brown Funeral Home in Springhill from where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 8, 2000 with the Reverend Frank Likely officiating. Burial in HIllside Cemetery, Springhill, NS. A legion memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. this evening from the funeral home. Donations to charity of choice would be appreciated.
MARTIN, George Williston - 37, of Calgary, AB, formerly of Caroline Street, Trenton, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2000 in Calgary. Born in New Glasgow, he was the youngest son of Ross and Edna (Smith) Martin of Trenton. He was an employee of CP Rail in Calgary and a member of the CP Safety Commmittee. He attended the College of Fine Arts in Halifax. He was a former employee of Dicksons Garage in Trenton. Surviving are daughters, Natasha, Tanya, and son, Aaron, all of Okotoks, Alberta; sister, Patsy (John) Martell, Trenton; brothers, Joey "Ross", Trenton; Jim (Terry), Trenton; David (Duc), Burnaby, BC; Bobby (Tana), Bowden, Alberta; John "Jackie" (Sue), Dartmouth; chosen brother, Donnie (Helen) Murray, Trenton; several nieces and nephews; three great nieces. No visitation by request. Public funeral service 2 p.m. today at R.H. Porter Funeral Home, Trenton, Rev. James Chisholm officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
McSWEEN, Catherine Ann - 88, of 368 King Edward Street, Glace Bay, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2000 at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Hugh Joseph and Mary Catherine (McNeil) MacDonald. Catherine was a member of St. Anne's Church, Glace Bay. She was a school teacher retiring from St. Michael's Jr. High, Glace Bay. She enjoyed playing the piano, gardening and bowling. She will be sadly missed by daughters, Mary Greta (Rollie) Fletcher, Ontario; Alice Theresa (Russ) Brabant, Toronto and Jessie Marie (Art) Sutherland, Ottawa; sons, James Hugh "Jimmie", Bowmanville, Ontario; and Roderick Joseph (Anna), Glace Bay; brother, Michael MacDonald, Mira; sisters, Margie Devereux, Sydney; Mary Kennedy, Scotchtown. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by husband, Murdock; brothers, Hector and Stevie MacDonald. Funeral mass will be celebrated today at 10 a.m. at St. Anne's Church, Glace Bay, Fr. Doug Murphy officiating. Interment will be in St. Anne's Cemetery.
MULLEN, Nathan Clyde - 24, at home in Weaver Settlement, Digby Co., was welcomed into heaven by his Savior on December 5, 2000. Born in Digby, he was a son of Fraser and Leola Mullen. Nathan worked in the Christmas trees, on mink ranches and made a home for his handicapped aunt. He is survived by his sisters, Faye (Mrs. Kenneth Deveau), Roseland (Mrs. Joshua Morine) and Lisa Mullen and her companion Patrick Brittian, all of Weaver Settlement; brothers, Adam, Riverdale, Digby Co.; Jacob and wife Collette, Saulnierville; nieces, Tisha Comeau, Valentina Comeau, Hilary Deveau, Grace Morine and Felicity Morine; nephew, Joshua Morine; his special friend, Aunt Joan. He was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Clyde and Mae Amero; paternal grandparents, Edmund and Josephine Mullen. Family will be receiving visitors anytime today at the family home, 6682 Weaver Settlement. Funeral 1 p.m. Friday in Gospel Hall, Clementsvale, Annapolis Co., Mr. James McClelland officiating. Interment in Church of Christ Cemetery, Southville. Donations in memory can be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Jayne's Funeral Home, Weymouth North.
MULLIN, Roland F. "Rollie" - passed away December 5, 2000, in the Harbor View Hospital Veterans Wing, Sydney Mines. Born in Sussex, N.B., he was a son of the late Francis and Myrtle (Anderson) Mullin. He resided at Harbor View for the past 3 and a half years and previously in Antigonish and Florence. A proud military man, he served overseas during the Second World War and at several postings in Canada. He was later employed at Quebec Cartier Mining, the Eastern Institute of Technology and and until his retirement at St. Francis Xavier University. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Lorretta (Nugent), North Sydney; daughters, Deborah White, Sydney; Louise Beaton, Bras d'Or; sons, Brian, Perth, Ont.; Jack, Bras d'Or; Paul, Ronald, Antigonish; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; sister, Mary McNeill, Apohaqui, N.B.; brother, Wayne Miller, O'Leary, PEI; a mother-in-law, Florence; sister-in-law and their husbands; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Faith Coughlin; brother, George. Funeral 10 a.m. today in St. Stephen's Church, Florence, Rev. A.D. Campbell officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to the D.V.A. Family Council at Harbor View Hospital.
O'CONNELL, Tim - of Lower Sackville, passed away July 3, 2000 in the QEII. He was born in Halifax on October 23, 1922. He is survived by a sister, Mary (Harry Snow), Thornhill, Ontario. Tim was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Lower Sackville Council 7077. He lived for many years in Florida. He was well known to many of Tim's coffee shop patrons and was often seen on his "Scooter" drining up and down Lower Sackville streets. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive, Nova Scotia. Funeral mass will be held in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church, Lower Sackville on Saturday, December 9, 2000 at 11 a.m. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery following the service.
RYAN, Cyril John - 71, Chadwick Place, Halifax, passed away December 3, 2000, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Cornelius Thomas and Mary Theresa (Walsh) Ryan. Prior to his retirement, he was employed with the Department of National Defense, CFB Halifax for 44 years. Upon retirement he was Past National Vice President Atlantic of the Union of National Defense Workers. Surviving are his brother, Cornelius and wife Helen; sisters, Mary Gibson, Edna Joyce, Rita Beazley, Marguerite Robinson; many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service 1 p.m. Saturday, in St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Duncan McMaster officiating. Burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery. A reception to follow in church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
SHAW, Mabel Aredella Louise, R.N. - of Halifax, passed away December 5, 2000 in the QEII Health Sciences Centre Infirmary Site. Born in Windsor, NS, she was a daughter of the late Harris Monson and Florence (Foster ) Shaw. She graduated from Windsor Academy and as a registered nurse from the Victoria General Hospital School of Nursing. She worked with the VON in Pictou, she then attended Dalhousie University where she received her diploma in Public Health. She then worked for the Department of Public Health in Bridgewater and Halifax until her retirement. She was a devoted member of First Baptist Church, Halifax. She is survived by a sister, Lois MacKnight Van Buskirk and husband, Roy; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Helen Langille; and a brother, Vernon. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church, Halifax, Oxford St., Rev. John Boyd officiating. Burial will be in Central Falmouth Cemetery at 2 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, Halifax, Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
SMITH, Vivian Maud "Viv' - 70, of Scotch Village, Hants County, passed away after a lengthy illness on Tuesday, December 5, 2000, at the QEII, VG Site, Halifax. Born in Owen Sound, Ontario, she was the daughter of the late William and Mildred (Bray) Edwards. She formerly worked for several years, with the Heatherington Travel Agency, and also the A&P Grocery, Toronto. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Elmer Clifford "Buzz" Smith; daughter, Heather, Mrs. David Cochrane, Stanley, Hants Co.; sons, Roland and wife, Patricia, Mississauga, Ontario; Darryl, Calgary, Alberta; 6 grandchildren, Patricia, Alexander and Spencer Cochrane; Brandon, Meagan and Christopher Smith; sisters, Rene (Donald) Lounsbury, Ethel Scott, both of St. Catharines, Ontario; brothers, Ron Hudson, Summerside, PEI; John Edwards, Toronto, Ontario; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Aubrey and Al Edwards. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today, December 7, 2000 in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King Street, Windsor, where funeral service will be held in the Chapel at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 8, 2000. Urn burial to follow in Hillview Cemetery, Scotch Village. Family flowers only, donations in her memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home.
VAN DE CATSEYEN, M. Catherine "Kay" - 87, RK MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish, passed away December 4, 2000, in the home. Born in Sherbrooke, Guysborough Co., she was a daughter of the late James and Marie (Rudolph) Michaud. She resided most of her adult life in Rome, New York and Florida, retiring to Nova Scotia in the mid seventies. Surviving are brothers, David Michaud, Sherbrooke; Robert Michaud, Auld's Cove; Charlie Austin MacDonald, Antigonish; a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Fred; sisters, Mary Falt, Agnes Armsworthy. Funeral 10 a.m. today in St. Ninian's Cathedral, Rev. Will MacPherson officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to friends of the RK.