CAINES, Rosanna - 87, of Middle Sackville, passed away June 15, 2001, at home with her loving family by her side. Born in Pushthrough, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late George and Lucy (King) Wells. Rosanna taught home sewing with the Dept. of Education for many years. She also worked at Lady Hamilton and House of Rodney in the Alterations Department for a number of years. She worked from home doing sewing for friends and family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was a very special friend to many. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Wilfred; daughter, Lucy Elizabeth "Betty" (Lewis) Synette, Lr. Sackville; sons, William Lloyd, Indian Harbour; John Wilfred (Marlene), Surrey, B.C.; Douglas Harold, Middle Sackville; half-sister, Lowtoo, Scarborough, Ont.; grandchildren, Melanie, Michelle, Mary, Christopher, Tim, Colin, David, Jon, Michael, Stephen; great-granddaughter, Katlyn; also several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, John (Nfld.). Funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. today, June 18, 2001 in St. John The Evangelist Anglican Church, Rev. Ron Cutler officiating. Burial to take place in Oakridge Memory Gardens. Reception to follow in the reception center of Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lr. Sackville. Donations may be made to VON, St. John The Evangelist Anglican Church or a charity of choice.
COMEAU, Bernadette - 87, of Villa Acadienne, Meteghan, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away June 14, 2001, in Villa Acadienne. Born in Corberrie, she was a daughter of the late Agno and Jane (Dugas) Melanson. She is survived by daughters, Celeste Robichaud, Meteghan; Cecile Comeau, Antigonish; sister, Cecile Melanson, Weymouth Mills; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Jules Comeau; brothers, Adolphe, Elie, Amédee; sisters, Viola, Helen, Exenie, Eva, Mercedesse. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. today, June 18, 2001 in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Concession, Rev. Clovis Chiasson officiating. Interment in parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to La Villa Acadienne Charitable Foundation or charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Meteghan Funeral Home.
COOKE, Garnet Sidney - 69, Gulf Shore, formerly of Lower Sackville, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2001, at home. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Murray and Dorothy (Leach) Cooke. He had been a resident of Lr. Sackville for most of his life, residing on the Gulf Shore for the past six years. He was a life member of the Sackville and District Volunteer Fire Department and a long-time supporter and player with the Halifax Suburban Hockey League. He volunteered for many years as a colour commentator for Shaw Cable, covering hockey across the province. He was a member of Pugwash Seventh Day Adventist Church and a long-time member of Northumberland Golf Club, Pugwash, having been an avid golfer for over 40 years. He worked on the family poultry farm for many years and was a retired employee of Cobequid Multi-Service Centre, having worked in excess of 15 years. He loved the outdoors and took great pride in his gardens. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, known to them only as "Poppie". He is survived by his wife, the former Betsy Innes; daughter, Nicole (Alphonsus) Benoit, Lr. Sackville; grandchildren, Madison and Weslie; brother, Gilbert (Caroline); several nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m Saturday, June 23, 2001 in Mundle's Funeral Home, Pugwash, Pastor Ken Corkum and Pastor Lloyd Steeves officiating. Burial will be in MacDonald Cemetery, Gulf Shore. Memorial donations may be made to Pugwash Seventh Day Adventist Church or a charity of choice.
DARRIS, Marie Hope - 72, of Upper Canard, passed away Friday, June 15, 2001, in Tideview Terrace, Digby. Born in Bear River, she was a daughter of the late Edna (Coombs) and Earl McCormick. She was a member of Digby United Baptist Church. Marie was the former provincial Treasurer of the United Baptist Woman's Missionary Union for ten years. She will be most remembered for her great love of other people. She is survived by her husband, Carl Darris; sisters, Myrtle Selig, Deep Brook; Audrey McMahon, Bancroft, Ont.; Lynn (Otis) Gregory, Parker's Cove; brother, Lionel (Lucie) McCormick, Lake Echo; several nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m.on Tuesday, June 19, 2001 in Bear River United Baptist Church, Rev. Howard McCormick officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the United Baptist Missionary Society or to a charity of your choice. Arrangementshave been entrusted to Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby.
DOIRON, Eleanor Lorraine - 81, of Dartmouth, passed away Friday, June 15, 2001 in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Souris, PEI, she was a daughter of the late Jack and Maude (Cantwell) Lavie. She is survived by sons, Bill (Mary Lynne), Dartmouth; Paul (Martha), Bracebridge, Ontario; Michael, Calgary; three grandchildren, Jason, James and Gregory; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Harold and Bill and sisters, Jessie, Sally, Alice, Mary and Margaret. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today, June 18, 2001 in St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Windmill Road, Dartmouth, Rev. Charles Burke officiating. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lr. Sackville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the Crones Foundation. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen Street.
GEDDES, Charles William - 86, of Malagash, passed away Friday, June 15, 2001, at his residence. Born in Pearl River, New York, he was the son of the late James and Lena (Strait) Geddes. Charlie was a farmer all of his working life, having worked on his father's dairy farm in New York and then moved to Nova Scotia with his wife Helen to farm at his new home in Malagash. He is survived by his daughter, Bettina Groh (Robert), Kansas City, Miss.; son, Robert, Brookfield; grandchildren, Robert, Laurel, Carolyn and Tina Hachey (David), Fredericton; great-grandson, Tyler Hachey; caregivers, Peggy and John MacKenzie, with whom he lived with, Malagash; sister, Anne Hardy (Joe), Middletown, New York; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Helen Cocker; sisters, Elsie, Agnes and Jessie. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, June 18, 2001 in Coulter's Funeral Home, Tatamagouche. Reverend Martyn Van Essen will officiate. Interment wil be in the South Shore Cemetery, Malagash. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Diabetes Association.
JOUDREY, Joan Redmond - 72, of Dartmouth, passed away June 16, 2001, at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Bridgetown, she was a daughter of the late Jack A. and Gertrude (Andrews) Buckler. Joan grew up in Bridgetown and Bridgewater. She had been employed at Penningtons clothing store for many years. Joan was an active member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Dartmouth, and was a member of the church's LCW. She is survived by her husband, Clayton K. Joudrey; daughter, Jane Joudrey, Waverley; sons, Ken and his wife Donna, Bedford; Paul, Cole Harbour; brother, Art Buckler and his wife Kay, Bridgewater; sister, Beth Conrad and her husband Glen, Bridgewater; six grandchildren;, Mark, Andrew, Christopher, Ryan, Ashley, and Megan. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth today, June 18 from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday, June 19 from 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2001 in Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 255 Portland St., Dartmouth, Pastor Svante Olson officiating. A private family interment will take place in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, with a reception to follow in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
JOHNSON, A. Keith - 89, of Berwick, Kings Co., passed away Sunday, June 17, 2001 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Woodville,Kings Co., he was a son of the late Kempton and Minnie (Graves) Johnson. He was a member of Christ Anglican Church, Berwick, and was a 41 year veteran of the Berwick and District Volunteer Fire Department. He and his brother owned and operated a mixed farm. He is survived by a sister-in-law, Verlie Johnson, Berwick; nephews, Glen Johnson, New Minas; Bob Johnson, Auburn; Dwight Johnson, Berwick; Jim Hayward, BC; nieces, Marie Johnson, Berwick; Elaine Hayward, BC. He was predeceased by a brother, Gordon Johnson; sisters, Margaret and Edith Johnson, Annie Hayward. Visitation from 7-9 p.m. today, June 18, in the H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Berwick. Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2001 in Christ Anglican Church, Berwick, Archdeacon Gordon Redden officiating. Burial in the Berwick Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in his memory may be made to the Berwick & District Volunteer Fire Department or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
HARTLEN, Ernest E. - 89, of Terence Bay, Halifax County, passed away in Fairview Villa. Born in Terence Bay, he was a son of the late Myrah (Blackburn) and Henry Hartlen. He is survived by his wife, Mary (Deal); son Dennis (Darlene), Halifax; grandsons, Dwayne (Lorrie), Terence Bay; Darren (Monique), Cambridge, ON; three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by sisters, Anne Riley and Marie Kiley; brothers, Oscar, Foster , Frederick, Henry, Mickey and Gerald. Cremation has taken place. No visitation. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Terence Bay, Fr. Gerald David officiating. Burial in the church cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia, Star of the Sea Church or a charity of choice.
HOLGATE, Phyllis Marjorie "Charlie" - 79, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home in Musquodoboit Harbour on Thursday, June 14, 2001. Born in 1921 in Hamilton, Ontario, the third of four daughters to Phyllis (Jones) and Alex Gates. She lived in many parts of Canada and in England before choosing her "True" home in Nova Scotia in 1965. Charlie was very active in the tourism industry and over the years served on the Boards of the Innkeepers Guild, The Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) and the Eastern Shore Tourism Association. She will be remembered best by her many friends, guests and fellow tourism operators for her lively hospitality as long-time proprietor of Camelot Inn. Charlie is survived by her husband, Henry Holgate; son, John (Wendy) Holgate, Australia; David (Kay), Calgary, AB; daughter, Margaret; Helen (Ron Cockerill), Teulon, MB; sisters, Pat (Court) Bell, Delaware, USA; Dulce Waller, Hamilton; Sheila (Ron) Black, Victoria, BC; ten grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Charlie's life will be held Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at 3 p.m. at the Petpeswick Yacht Club, East Petpeswick Road, Musquodoboit Harbour. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Birches Nursing Home or charity of your choice.
LeBLANC, Sophie - 86, of Bellevue Apartment, Grand Etang, Inverness Co., passed away June 15, 2001, in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp. Born in St. Joseph Du Moine, she was the daughter of the late Gabriel and Judith (Cormier) Delaney. She was a member of New Horizon Senior Citizen Club, St. Joseph Du Moine, a member of St. Joseph's Church, St. Joseph Du Moine. She is survived by son, Joseph (Claudette), Grand Etang; daughters, Thelma (Mrs. Linus Deveau), Cheticamp; Patricia Richardson, Terre Noire; Julie (Mrs. Patsy Larade), St. Joseph Du Moine; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, Arsene Leblanc; daughter, Annette; brothers, Arsene Delaney; sisters, Marie MacPhee, Elizabeth (Lizé) MacPhee, Margaret Doucet, Julie Doyle. Funeral mass 10 a.m. today, June 18, 2001 in St. Joseph's Church, St. Joseph Du Moine, Father Stéphane Gamache officiating. Interment in parish cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd.
LOHNES, Minnie Sarah "Mary" - 83, of Halifax, passed away peacefully Friday, June 15, 2001 in the Palliative Care Unit, VG Site, QEII. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pottie. Minnie is survived by son Arthur Fred and Patricia; grandchildren Jeff and Ken Lohnes, Ontario; daughter, Dianne (Mrs. Art Wiggley), Ontario; sister, Louise Cleveland, Halifax; brother, William Vincent (Dorothy) Pottie, Cape Breton. Mary will be sadly missed by her close friends and her very special friend, Bill O'Brien. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Fred; daughter, Marjorie; brothers, Frank and Edmund Pottie. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends at 2 p.m. today, June 18, 2001 followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. in the J.A. Snow Funeral Home Chapel, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, Deacon Bob Britten officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, VG Site, QEII or a charity of choice.
MacLEOD, Gordon R. - 74, of Ingonish, passed away June 15, 2001. Born in Ingonish, he was a son of the late William and Mary (Cann) MacLeod. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn (Jackson); daughters, Barbara MacLeod, Windsor; Trina (Ken) Doucette, Ingonish; grandchildren, Amber, Tyler; sister, Maude MacLeod, Ingonish; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Jack, Alex, Bert, Jackson; sisters, Mary, Sally, Isabelle, Edna, Helen; a brother in infancy. Cremation has taken place. Funeral 1 p.m. today, June 18, 2001 in Ingonish United Church, Rev. Chris McCann officiating. Family burial under the direction of Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home in United Church Cemetery.
MacNEIL (MacDougall), Catherine Anne "Kay" - 86, of Whitney Pier, passed away June 15, 2001, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Dominion, she was a daughter of the late Mary B. and Alex D. MacDougall. She is survived by her children, Loretta McNeil, Ron, John "J.R.", Sandra Smith, David, Paul, Cathy Urquhart; sisters, Lexie Lynch, Florence Camililleri; brother, Rod MacDougall; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, John James "J.J."; sisters, Lena, Mary, Margaret; brothers, Johnny, Bernie. Funeral 11 a.m. today, June 18, 2001 in Holy Redeemer Church, Rev. MacDonald officiating. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Sydney.
RUGGLES, Shirley Mae - 57, of West Dalhousie, passed away Thgursday, June 14, 2001, at her mother's home, in Scotch Village, Hants Co. She was born September 1, 1943, in Burlington, Hants Co. She was the daughter of Violet (Barkhouse) Churchill, the late James Rhodes and stepfather, Winston Churchill. She attended the West Dalhousie Baptist Church and she loved doing crafts. She is survived by her husband, Merwin; sons, Stephen (Judy) Sanford, Ontario; Bradley (Carla) Sanford, Scotch Village; stepchildren, Everette Ruggles, East Dalhousie, Devin Ruggles, Ontario; grandchildren, Nathan and Angie Sanford; step-grandchildren, Madison and Skylar; brother, Harley (Cheryl) Rhodes, Lockhartville, Hants Co. She was predeceased by step-grandson, Orie Ruggles. No visitation by request, cremation has taken place. Funeral service 2 p.m. today, June 18, 2001 in West Dalhousie Baptist Church, Rev. George Neily officiating. Interment at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to St. Peters Cemetery Funds. Arrangements have been entrusted to J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Hwy 215, Summerville, Hants County.
SCALLION, Olive Eleanor (Fawson) - 75, of Halifax, passed away June 15, 2001, at home. Born in Buffalo, New York, she was the daughter of the late John and Gladys (Thomas) Casey. She was a resident of St. Joseph's Parish for many years and was very active in church and community life. She was a longtime member of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party and had served on the board of the Halifax Infirmary as well as being a member of the Infirmary's Auxiliary. She is survived by her children, Irene (John) Frost; Percival (Lana); Catherine (Alex); Carol Fawson; Robert (Suzanne); Mary (Andre) Fawson; Daniel (Mary); Patricia (John) Munro; Barbara (Randall) Hogan; brother, Ronald; sister, Irene Casey. She is also survived by a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Leo Scallion; brothers, John, Francis, William, Raymond and Robert. Cremation has taken place. Memorial mass will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2001 in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
SIBLEY, Ellis Bell - 82, of Chaswood, passed away June 15, 2001, in Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital, Middle Musquodoboit. Born in Chaswood, he was a son of the late George and Jane (Sargent) Sibley. He had been employed at Halifax Shipyards and in later years, worked as a carpenter. A veteran of the Second World War, he was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 111, Shubenacadie. He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Reid; brothers, Cecil, Chaswood; George, Norman, both of Liverpool; sisters, Dora Kinsman, Welland Ont.; Velma Dickie, Gladys, both of Meagher's Grant. He was predeceased by sons, Wade and Wayne; brothers, Earl and Ivan; sisters, Mary, Susan and Effie. Funeral 2 p.m. today, June 18, 2001 in Middleton United Church, Middle Musquodoboit, Rev. Gary Burrill officiating. Burial to follow in Hillside Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Musquodoboit Valley Health Foundation Hospital, Middle Musquodoboit, N.S. B0N 1X0 or Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Arimathea Funeral Co-operative, Upper Musquodoboit.
SYMS, Jonathan Blaise - 12, of New Waterford, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2001, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, he was the son of Harvey and Beverly (Sampson) Syms. He is survived by his sister, Allison Paige; uncles, Adrian, Patty, Louie, David, George, Eddy, Neil, Harvey, Billy; aunts, Dolly, Sally and Diane. He will be sadly missed by cousins and friends. Jonathan was predeceased by uncle, Benny Syms, paternal grandparents, Benny and Alice Syms; maternal grandparents, Jerry and Marcella Sampson. Funeral 10 a.m. today, June 18, 2001 in St. Michael's Church, River Ryan. Burial in the parish cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford.
SUTHERLAND (Randall), Dorothy Louise - 86, of Maritime Odd Fellows Home, Pictou, formerly of River John, passed away peacefully June 14, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Jane (Hunt) Randall. She was a house wife, factory worker and baby-sitter. She was a member of Frazee Rebekah Lodge 33, a member of Clan Sutherland Association and a member of Salem United Church, River John. Surviving are daughter, Eunice; son-in-law, Dodd Robison, River John; granddaughters, Susan (Billy), River John; Rosalie (Dennis), Halifax; son, Earle (Anne), Pictou. She will now be united with her husband, Daniel; granddaughter, Annie who died in infancy. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today, June 18, 2001 in Salem United Church, River John, Pastor David Eagles officiating, assisted by Rev. Donald Sutherland. Interment will take place in Hamilton Cemetery, River John. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in her memory to Maritime Odd Fellows Home, Memorial Gardens or Salem United Church, River John. Arrangements entrusted to MacLeod's Funeral Home, River John.
TRIMPER, Alice Helena - 91, of Torbrook, passed away June 15, 2001, in Kingston. Born in Torbrook, she was a daughter of the late Edmund and Annie (Thompson) Banks. She was the organist at Torbrook United Baptist Church for many years. She was a former member of Canadian Red Cross, an avid gardener and enjoyed preserving the harvest and loved her cat, Muffin. She is survived by daughters, Sylvia (Bob) Banks, Darwell, Alta.; Mary Gallant, Torbrook; Louise (Curtis) Cole, Kingston; Dale (Glen) Rhodenizer, Rhodes Corner; sons, Harry "Budgie" (Janet), Ivan (Nancy), Sherman (Brenda), all of Torbrook; 20 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Lenley; sisters, Olive and Mary; brothers, Herbert and Alden. Funeral service 2 p.m. today, June 18, 2001 in Torbrook United Baptist Church, Rev. Bill McLeod officiating. Burial in Nictaux Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Torbrook United Baptist Church. Arrangements entrusted to Warren T. Roop Funeral Home, Middleton.
WOLFE, Frederick Bernard - 62, of Pleasantville, Lunenburg County, passed away June 16, 2001 in Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born on Outside Spectacle Island, he was a son of the late Bernard and Estella (Bush) Wolfe. He was employed for the Department of Transportation on the LaHave Ferry. He is survived by his wife, the former Phyllis Brown; daughter, Carolyn (Paul) Bush, Maitland; sister, Bessie Phillips, Crystal Beach, ON; brothers, Archibald, Surrey, BC; James, Oliver, BC; grandson, Adam; numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation in the funeral home. Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2001 in R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville, Reverend Sally McShane officiating. Burial in Fort Point Cemetery, LaHave. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, S.H.A.I.D Tree Shelter Society or the Canadian Cancer Society.