BENNETT, Royal Burton - 70, of Pereau, Kings County, passed away November 29, 1998 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Habitant, Kings County, he was a son of the late Harry and Hazel (Huntley) Bennett. Surviving is his wife, the former Anna Cogswell; sons, Edward, Look Off, Kings Co., William, Centerville, Kings Co.; Harry, New MInas; daughters, Dianne (Mrs. Philip Aptt), New Minas; Judith (Mrs. Byrne Crooks), Campbellton, NB; brothers,Warren and Murray, Ontario; Lawrence, Kentville; sister, Evangeline (Mrs. Granet Barton) Pereau; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Dean. Visiting will be from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, December 1 in the H. C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Kentville.Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, 1998 in the Valley Cornerstone Assembly Church, Hillaton, Kings Co., Pastor Chuck Kelades and Pastor Duane Collicott officiating. Burial in the Pereau Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.
BORDEN, George Albert - son of William James & Mary Rose Borden of Guysborough County, lost his bodily battle with cancer on Saturday, November 28th, 1998 in Guysborough Hospital but is spiritually victorious in the promise that to be absent from the body is to be present with his Lord. George Albert Borden's love lives on in his wife Blanche Elizabeth Borden (MacLellan), daughters: Lic. Elaine Alberta (Joseph) Walcott, Timberlea; Mary Rose (James) Campbell, Laura Mae (Nelson) Francis, Dorothy Marie (Steven) Lane, all of Halifax; Aritha Jane (James) Jardine, Germany; Patsy Virginia (Dwayne) Byard, Pettiwawa, Ont.; Sheila Elizabeth (Allan) MacLellan, Guysborough; sons, Albert Arnold (Joanne MacLellan), Blockhouse; William Roger (Lorna MacLellan), Basil Curtis (Dorothy MacLellan) both of Antigonish; Blair Borden of Sackville. Sisters, Elsie Morris, Lincolnville; Dorothy Walcott, Toronto, Ont. Papa's heart remains with 19 precious grandchildren and a large number of nieces and nephews. Albie's finest legacy is evident in his many treasured friends and associates. He was predeceased by grandson Justin James Jardine; brother William John Borden; sisters, Gussie Jane Borden, Margaret Lillian Borden and Rita Mae Walcott. George Albert Borden was a member of Tracadie United Baptist Church where he once served as Deacon Elect. He was a founding member of the Lincolnville Community Development Association and the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. He was an activist in all concerns of Lincolnville and other African-Canadian communities especially in the 1973 Land Entitlement Act. He was a proud and multi-talented native of Lincolnville. He worked as a professionally trained heavy equipment operator, truck driver, electronics and engineer repairman, mechanic and welder until he became disable. His last words of guidance to his children is "You must never question the word of the Father. He knows what is ahead for each of us. Learn to listen to God. What I learned in the darkness, I must share in the light. I am a child of God. I accomplished my purpose in life to the best of my abilities and as your father I ask you to do the same. Learn to praise, declare and be faithful to your duty to God and take the time to be kind and loving with each other, and lastly, look after your mother, the wife I leave behind who always said she would only leave me if it was feet first." The remains are resting at the Lincolnville Community Centre, visiting will be 2-4, 7-9, Tuesday, December 1st. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 2nd at 2:00pm in Tracadie United Baptist Church. Rev. Dr. Willard P. Clayton officiating, assisted by Pastor Norman Elms. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dennis & Haverstock Funeral Home in Guysborough. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
CAMPAGNONI, Lito (Lee), C.D. - 61, of Windsor, Nova Scotia, passed away peacefully with his family at his side after a brief illness on November 30, 1998. Born in Toronto, he was a son of the late Armando and Rosina (Conforzi) Campagnoni. Lito served 12 years in the Canadian Forces Navy where he received the Canadian Defense Medal and the Best All-Round Man Award. He was known to his shipmates as "Cappie". He retired with the rank of Petty Officer in 1972. He lived in Windsor, Nova Scotia for the past 17 years, and was employed in Property Management. He is survived by his wife, best friend, and life long partner of 33 years, Helena (McEachern); daughters, Toni Capagnoni, son-in-law David Andrews, Liverpool; Anglea Devanney, and son-in-law Glenn Devanney, Windsor, NS; grandson, Daniel Andrews; granddaughter, Mackenzie Devanney. He is also survived by a sister, Virginia (Mrs. Joseph Hussey), Etobicoke, Ont.; brothers, Vito Campagnoni (wife, Heather), Mississauga, Ont.; and Armond Campagnoni (wife, Bernice), Penetanguishene, Ont.; several nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Visiting will be held from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, December 1, in Lohnes-Beazley Funeral Home. Funeral service to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, 1998 in Lohnes-Beazley Memorial Chapel, 419 Albert St., Windsor, NS, Rev. Ron Baxter officiating. Burial at Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor, NS. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
COLEMAN, Joseph Allister - 67, 414 Cottage Rd., Sydney, passed away November 28, 1998, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late John and Ellen (Nellie) (McInnis) Coleman. He was a member of St. Jospeh's Parish, Syney. He enjoyed a long career in finance, having worked for Avco Finance, and for the past 20 years, Bank of Montreal. For many years, he directed the junior choir at St. Joseph's Parish and was an original member of Cape Breton Chorale. Surviving are his wife of 39 years, the former Helen McCarron; sons, Kevin, Paul, Sydney; daughters, Anita (Mrs. Pat Kline), Enfield; Maureen (Mrs. David Ferguson), Sydney; Carron, Kathleen, at home; six grandchldren; brothers, Gerard, Sydney Forks; Greg, Sydney; several nieces and nepehws. No visitation. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday, December 5 in St. Joseph's Church, Cabot Street, Sydney, Rev. Dan MacDonald officiating. Memorial donations to VON, Palliative Care or Canadain Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to T.W. Curry's Parkview Chapel.
CORBIN, Kayla Jillian Jeffery - 6, Bedford, passed away Friday, November 27, 1998 in the IWK-Grace Health Centre. Born May 7, 1992 in Halifax, she was a daughter of Tanya L. Corbin, Bedford, and Keith J. Jeffery, Dartmouth. She attended Waverly Road School. She is survived by maternal grandparents, Edgar (Ted) and Linda Corbin, Bedford; paternal grandparents, Bruce and Jocelyn Jeffery, Lower Sackville; aunt, Jillian M. Corbin, Dartmouth; uncle, Scott W. Jeffery, Vancouver; maternal great-grandparents, Edgar and Elizabeth Corbin, Bedford; Waldo and Viola Harris, Bedford; paternal great-grandmother, Zina Jesso, Marches Point, Nfld.; paternal great-great-grandfather, Michael Jesso, Marches Point; several nieces, nephews, great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins. The remains are resting in Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home, 2032 Robie Street. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today, December 1, 1998 in Bedford United Church, Rev. David Hart officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Halifax. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation or the IWK-Grace Foundation.
ELLIS (Wetmore), Sabra Moses - 96, Hebron, Yarmouth Co., passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter in Halifax, on November 28, 1998. Born in Springdale, Digby Co., she was a daughter of the late Albert Stephen and Annie (Porter) Wetmore. She was a member of the Cedar Lake Baptist Church and taught school in Nova Scotia for five years. Then, in 1926, she went to the United States where she took a business course and worked in the real estate and insurance office of Rugg and Yerxa, Watertown, Mass. She returned to Nova Scotia in 1929 having accepted an offer from Mr. Yerxa to be secreatry/accountant in his Nova Scotia business, Yerxa's Grocery Chain, with the head office in Wolfville. Later, after this business was dispersed, she worked in the office of H. T. Warne Company, Digby and during the Second World War was in the civil service at the Yarmouth airport, West Camp, Works and Building section under Flight Lieutenant Vye. She married in 1943, her husband being in the Canadian Army Engineers. He was sent overseas that summer and she continued work at the airport until June 1945, when her husband, who was seriously wounded in April of that year, was invalided home in June. At that time, she terminated her employement and the Ellis' retired to their home in Springdale and later moved to Hebron. She is survived by a daughter, Karen (Mrs. Douglas Russell), Halifax; grandchildren, Gillian and Bruce; nephew, Calvin Holman, Belmont, Mass.; nieces, Mrs. Lois Holman, Georgia; several grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her husband, William Ernest; sisters, Jessie (Mrs. Raymond Holman), formerly of Watertown, Mass.; Alberta in infancy. Visiting will be from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, December, funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, all in Sweeny's Funeral Chapel, Yarmouth, Rev. Ulric Dawson officiating. Burial in Cedar Lake Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of a choice.
CORKUM, Mae Etta - 56, Loch Broom, Pictou Co. passed away November 28, 1998, in Aberdeen Hosptial, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of Mary (Fitt) Joyce, New Glasgow, and the late George Joyce. Surviving are her husband, Donald; daughter, Brenda (Mrs. Malcolm MacLeod); granddaugter, Holleyann, Sylvester; son, Donald (wife Beatrice), Guysborough; sisters, Alice (Mrs. Mrs. John Hape), Westville; Linda (Mrs. John Callaghan), New Glasgow; brother, Joseph (wife Sharon), Durham. She was predeceased by an infant daughter. Arrangements have been entrusted to Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, December 1, in Christ Anglican Church, Stellarton, with Rev. James McCorriston officiating. Interment will be in Mount William Cemetery. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to The Lung Association of Nova Scotia.
DOUCETTE, Mary Ann - 47, Eastern Passage, passed away Sunday, November 29, 1998 at the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Maurice and Dolorosa (nee McPherson) Gore. She was employed with the Dartmouth District School Board and most recently with the Halifax Regional School Board until her illness. She is survived by her husband, Richard; two daughters, Holly and Amanda, both at home; one brother, Elliott, Dartmouth. Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Eastern Passage Community Funeral Home, 5 Cow Bay Road, Eastern Passage. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
ELLS, E. Hazel - 97, Windsor Elms, formerly of Sheffield Mills, Kings Co., and Nichols Avenue, Kentville, passed away Sunday, November 29, 1998, in Windsor Elms. Born on Prince Edward Island, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Florence (MacDougall) Ramsay. She and her husband owned and operated Ingleside Farm in Sheffield Mills for several years. She had also been an active member of Canard United Church. She is survived by a cousin, Jean Burgess, Fundy Villa, Berwick; nieces, Janet, Anne, Elizabeth, Julia and Mary; famiy friend, Nora Bell, Kentville. She was predeceased by her husband, Whitfield; sister, Helen; brothers, Douglas and James. Arrangements have been entrusted to W.C. Hiltz Funeral Parlour, Kentville. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, December 1, in Canard United Church, Rev. Clifford Moase officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Canard United Church memorial fund or Windsor Elms.
FINDLAY, Mildred Emma - 79, of Kingston, passed away November 29, 1998, at home. Born in Debert, she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Emma (Flemming) Peppard. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Kingston United Church; member of United Church Women, Unit C.; member of Senior Citizens Club of Kingston. Surviving are daughters Lillian (Lea) Murray, Dartmouth; Kay (Mrs. Stewart Marshall), East Torbrook; Doris Findlay, Coldbrook; Helen (Mrs. Rick Westfield), Saint John, NB; sons, Allen, Wilmot; Lionel, Melvern Square; sisters, Winifred Heizler and Lydie Peppard, both of Debert; Leta Rector, Truro; brother, George, Debert; 22 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth; sons, Richard, Gordon, Vernon and Perley; brother, Perley; sister, Ethel. Visiting will be on Wednesday, December 2, from 7-9 p.m.; funeral service Thursday December 3, at 11 a.m. all at the Warren T. Roop Funeral Home, Middleton, Rev. Lisa Potter officiating. Burial Thursday at 3 p.m. in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Canadian Diabetes.
HORTON, Catherine F. - 75, Gordon Whitney Drive, Sydney, passed away Saturday, November 28, 1998 at Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Dan and Katie (Farquarson) Williams. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses. She is survived by her husband, Walter E. Horton; two sons, Dan (Debbie), Sydney; Leonard (Minerva), Mexico; four grandchildren; three sisters, Margaret Williams, Sydney; Mary Dunham, Glace Bay; Edith Crawford, Ottawa; one brother, Charlie, Sydney. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sydney Memorial Chapel. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today, December 1, 1998 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
FLYNN, Bernadine - 91, Breton Bay Nursing Home, formerly of Forrest Street, passed away Sunday, November 29, 1998 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Lottie (McKnight) Weaver. She was a member of United Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons, John (Geraldine), Terrence (Lorraine), Beaver Cove; Melvin (Phyllis), North Sydney; three daughters, Helen (William) Pickles, Sydney; Judy (Harold) Penney, Westmount; Deanne Dennison, Fredericton; 15 grandchildren; 18 grandchildren; four children, Harry, Sydney; Austin, Victoria; Robert, Chase, B.C.; Merrill, Fergus, Ont.; one sister, Dorothy Musgrave, Victoria, B.C. She was predeceased by her husband, John (Jack); infant daughter, Patricia; one sister, Helen; three brothers, George, Frank, Ray; one granddaughter, Lynda; grandson, Donald. The remains are resting in Sydney Memorial Chapel, visiting 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, 1998, with funeral 3 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel, Rev. Willis Henderson officiating. Interment in Forrest Haven Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only, memorial donations may be made to the VON or Breton Bayy Auxiliary.
GRANT, Dorothy Sybil - 87, 446 Chisholm Street, New Glasgow, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 1998 at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Gulf Shore, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Margaret (MacLeod) Peers. She was a graduate of Aberdeen School of Nursing. She was a member of Trinity United Church, New Glasgow and the ladies unit; also a member of the Rebekah Lodge. She is survived by one daughter, Shirley Margaret Grant, Riverton; one son, James, (Joan), New Glasgow; two sisters, Mildred Smith, Mary Treholm, both of Pugwash; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, George H. Grant; one sister, Clara Sarson; one brother, Charles. Cremation has taken place. No visiting or funeral service by request. Memorial donations may be made to Trinty United Church or a charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow.
HUGHES, Robert Bennett - 83, Oceanview Manor, Eastern Passage, passed away November 27, 1998, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Winnipeg, he was a son of the late Henry and Margaret (Morris) Hughes. He was employed as a surgical sales representative in Saskatchewan for over 25 years. He was a former member and past president of Wascana Kiwanis Club, Regina, and a member of Shriners, Regina Chapter. Surviving are sons, Donald, Dartmouth; Wayne, Transcona, Man.; sister, Mabel Venn, Surrey, BC; five grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Margaret Stewart; his second wife, the former Edith Kelso; his third wife, the former Bertha Schneider; brothers, Norman, Albert. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service 11 a.m. today, December 1 in Oceanview Manor, Eastern Passage, Rev. Marion Lloy officiating. Burial at a later date in Riverside Memorial Gardens, Regina.
HYLAND, Gordon Lawrence Sr. - 61, Lakeview, passed away November 28, 1998 in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Lakeview, he was a son of Cyril Hyland, Lakeview, and the late Eileen (Fougere) Hyland. He was employed with Ralph Connors Company Ltd., for 37 years. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite Rose; one sons, Gordon Jr., Bedford; four step-sons, Gerald and wife Gail Meekins, St. John, N.B.; Gary and wife Eileen Meekins, Dartmouth; Ronnie Meekins, Dartmouth; Jamie Meekins, Bedford; two daughters, Denise (Hyland) and husband Danny Fredericks, Nine Mile River; Krista Hyland, Windsor Jct.; six step-daughters, Joanne and husband Allain Durelle, Dartmouth; Maryanne Meekins, Dartmouth; Carolanne and husband Wayne Bowser, Dartmouth; Sherry Meekins, Guelph, Ont.; Charmaine Meekins, Dartmouth; Lisa and husband, John Zinck, Chester; two sisters, Janette and husband Win Welner, Nine Mile River; Judy and husband Harold Comeau, Lakeview; one brother, Gerald and wife Anne Hyland, Lakeview; 19 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by one granddaughter, Jessie Marie Eileen. Visiting will be from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, December 1, 1998 in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, 1216 Bedford Highway, Bedford. The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 2, 1998 in St. Ignatius Church, Bedford, Father David MacDonald officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Oakridge Memory Garden. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
LEONARD, Mina Rebecca - 73, Halifax, passed away November 28, 1998 in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in Jacket River, N.B., she was a daughter of the late Robert Leo and Jane Ann (Stuart) Splude. She was employed at D'Alliards in her early years and was also a faithful employee of Nova Scotia Power for 26 years until her retirement. She enjoyed many years of the outdoors with her beloved husband, Tommy. She is survived by one brother, Robert (Bob) Splude and wife Jeanie; their daughter, Karalyn, all of Moncton, N.B. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Leonard; one sister, Christina Black; two brothers, Raymond Splude, William (Bill) Splude. She will be sadly missed by Edna, John and her "little munchkin" Brittany. The remains are resting in Atlantic Funeral Home, Bayers Road. The funeral service will be held 10 a.m today, December 1, 1998 in St. Lawrence Church, Dutch Village Road, Rev. Owen Connolly officiating. Burial will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation or the charity of choice.
LEY, Catherine Margaret - 91, Little Lorraine, passed away November 28, 1998, in Breton Bay Nursing Home, where she had resided for the past five years. Born in Main-`a-Dieu, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Mary (O'Neil) Lahey. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Main-à-Dieu, and a member of CWL. Surviving are daughter, Mary Price , Laura Kennedy, Kathleen (Mrs. Jospeh Burke), Little Lorraine; sons, Tom, Main-à-Dieu; Pat, Mulgrave; sister, Mary Bailey; brother, Raymond, Bateston; 32 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, James; son, Charlie; sisters, Rose, Martha, Helen; brothers, James, Gerald, Urban, George. Funeral 10 a.m. today, December 1, in Immaculate Conception Church, Main-à-Dieu, Rev. Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Arrangments have been entrusted to W. A. Chant Funeral Home, Louisbourg.
McINNIS, Thomas (Son) - 81, Neville Street, Reserve Mines, passed away November 27, 1998 in the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in McKays Corner, Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Daniel and Madge (Flynn) McInnis. He was employed for 46 yearswith Dominion and Cape Breton Development Corporation, retiring in 1981. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas with West Nova Scotia Regiment and Cape Breton Highlanders. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and an honourary member of St. Joseph's Mens Club. He was, at one time, on the board of directors of Reserve Mines Credit Union. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Smith); two daughters, Daria (Mrs. Bill Johnston), Glace Bay; Collette (Mrs. Dave Kemshead), Liverpool; three sons, Danny, Wayne, Reserve Mines, Tom, Sydney; four sisters, Elsie Chenell, Monica McNeil, Boston; Laura Murphy, Reserve Mines; Thelma McCormick, Glace Bay; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by one son, Thomas in infancy; two brothers, Gus, Donald. The remains are resting in the V.J. MacGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today, December 1, 1998 in St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines, Rev. John Graham officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph's Cemetery, Reserve Mines.
MEEHAN, Allen Joseph - 77, of Prospect, passed away Sunday, November 29, 1998 at the QEII Health Sciences Center, Halifax. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late William Meehan and Catherine Kiley. Allen served overseas during the Second World War as a member of the Canadian Artilliary Forces, following his discharge, he worked on the fire tug at HMC Dockyard until his retirement in 1984. He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Hardiman; daughters, Lynn; Kim and husband Greg Coolen; Theresa and husband Paul Wamback; grandsons, Barry, Jamie, Cory, and Ryan; granddaughter, Lyndsey; sisters, Mary (Mae) Clancey; Marguerite (Peggy) Meehan; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Lawrence, George and Frank; sister, Leone Hardiman. Funeral services will be conducted by Cruickshanks Funeral Home. There will be no visitation. Mass will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 1998, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Prospect. Father Leonard Fischer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Lung Association, Prospect Cemetery Fund, or charity of your choice.
MITCHELL, Phyllis Eleanor - 79, of Halifax, passed away November 30, 1998 in Melville Lodge. Born in Summerside, PEI, she was the daughter of the late Colin and Vera (Baker) Stewart. She was a member of the choir at St. Matthew's United Church, Halifax, and a former employee of Wood Gundy Securities. She was predeceased by her husband Charles R. Mitchell. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 2, in J. A. Snow's Funeral Home, Windsor Street, Rev. Dr. John Mosses officiating. Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew's United Church or the charity of donor's choice.