NICKERSON, Clarence Leaman - 66, Weymouth, Digby Co., passed away November 28, 1998, at home. Born in Lower Woods Harbour, Shelburne Co., he was a son of the late Charles William and Ada Mae Nickerson. Surviving are his wife, the former Carol Amero; sons, Andrew, South Ohio, Yarmouth Co.; Charles, Bridgewater; Clarence Jr., Chatham, NB; Arnold, Yarmouth; sisters, Margaret Acker, Birchtown, Shelburne Co.; Mary Flemming, Barrington; brother, Joe Tanner, Deep Brook, Annapolis Co; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceaed by his brother, James (Jimmy). Arrangements have been entrusted to Jayne's Funeral Home, Weymouth North. Funeral 2 p.m. today, December 1, in Ashmore Baptist Church, Rev. Fred Bigelow officiating. Burial in St. Peter's Anglican Cemetery. Memorial donations to any charity.
OUTHOUSE, Irene Mary - 78, of Keddy Road, Kentville, passed away November 30, 1998, in the Valley Regional Hosptial, Kentville. Born in Cape Breton, she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Corbett. In her earlier years she was employed at an ammunition plant in Quebec. She moved to the Valley where she became employed with the Nova Scotia Sanitarium and later with Graves Juice Plant. She was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Kentville. Surviving are her husband, Burwell; son, Reg, Kentville; daughter, Marie, Kentville; brothers, Cecil, Samuel and Turks Corbett, all of Cape Breton. Visiting will be from 2- 4, 7-9 p.m. today, December 1, in the H. C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Kentville with prayers at 3 p.m. Funeral service Wednesday, December 2 at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Kentville. Father Albeni d'Entremont officiating. Burial in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Kentville. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Canadian Cancer Society.
OXNER, Jean Rosiland - 78, Melvin Drive, Halifax, passed away November 29, 1998, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Jarvis and Victoria (Harnish) Melvin. Previous to her retirement, she was employed by Simpson and Eatons stores. Surviving are her husband, Frederick Murel Oxner; daughters, Caulina (Mrs. Earl Oxner-Haggerty), Jennifer Elizabeth (Mrs. Kevin Oxner-Fifield), both of Purcells Cove; brothers, Eric, Lloyd, Graham, all of Halifax; sisters, Frances Beaver, Joyce Curral, both of Halifax; one grandson, Jason Eric Haggerty. Cremation has taken place under the direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, or any charity.
ROCHON, James Howard, Petty Officer, First Class - 50, Bedford, passed away November 29, 1998 in the VG Site, QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in Saskatoon, he was a son of Daisy Mae (Hales) Rochon, North Battleford, Sask., and the late Howard Rochon. He was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces for 32 years. He is survived by his wife, the former Sharon Horne; one son, Matthew, Bedford; two stepdaughters, Carolyn Clarke, Lake Fletcher; Kelly Lynn Andrew, Fall River; one stepsson, Timothy Andrew and wife Colette, Enfield; four grandchildren, Meagan, Ariel, Kyle and Alexandra; one sister, Elaine (Mrs. Leonard Lafeniere), Meota, Sask. He was predeceased by three brothers, Fred, Peter, and Grant; two sisters, Lois and Patricia. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. today, December 1, 1998 in St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church, Enfield, Rev. Granville officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Bernard's Cemetery fund or Stephanie Gaetz Keepsake Foundation, 180 Dundas St. West, Suite 1300, Toronto, Ont., M5G 1Z8. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Homes, Sackville.
PINNEY, Robert Edward (Bob) - 61, Williamsdale, Cumberland County, passed away November 28, 1998 in the Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he was a son of the late Robert Franklin and Doris Emma (Nelson) Pinney. He was a seaman in the Norweigan Merchant Marine before enlisting in the U.S. Navy where he served 1954-58. He worked on the Great Lakes for Hannah Mining and was a machinist and tool maker with the National Acme Co. of Cleveland, Ohio. He was employed with the Cleveland School System from from 1967 to 1971 as a shop teacher while completing his undergraduate studies at Cleveland State University. In 1971 he immigrated to Canada and graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Masters Degree in history in 1972 and post-graduate studies in cross-culteral education in 1973. In 1973 he joined the Department of Indian Affairs where he remained until his retirement in 1994. With the Department of Indian Affairs he served in various isolated posts in Northern Manitoba, Thomson, Man.; Alberta; New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. He was a teacher, school principal and superintendent. His last post was director of Education for the Atlantic Region which he held until his retirement. He was a member of Acacia Masonic Lodge #8, Amherst. He enjoyed woodworking, woodcarving and hobby farming. He is survived by his wife, the former Sandra Lee Monk; adopted daughter, Sharon Ann (Mrs. Michael Nyer), Euclid, Ohio and adopted daughter Deborah Ann (Mrs. Andrius Birtutis), Carol Stream, Illinois; stepson, Dwayne Mason, Vancouver, B.C.; two sisters, Shirley Mae Gullo, Chesterland, Ohio; Barbara Ann (Mrs. William Ross), Louisville, Kentucky; three grandchildren. He was predeceased by an infant son, Jesse Charles. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, from where a memorial service will be held 3 p.m. today, December 1, 1998 with the Rev. Brent MacDonald officiating. Burial of the cremains will take place in Windham Cemetery, Windham, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to All Saints Hospital Palliative Care, Springhill or Highland View Regional Hospital Palliative Care, Amherst.
PRATT, Robert John - 62, Kingston, passed away November 28, 1998 at Soldiers General Hospital, Middleton. Born in Minden, Ont., he was the son of the late Robert and Edna (Martin) Pratt. He served in the RCAF for 33 years and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch # 98. He is survived by two daughters, Susan, Port Williams; Kathy, Vancouver; two sisters, Linda, Vancouver; Shirley (Mrs. Leonard Johnston), Haliburton, Ont.; four brothers, Donald, Calgary; George, Vancouver; Fred, Minden, Ont.; William, Whitby, Ont. A memorial and legion service will be held 2 p.m. today, December 1, 1998 at the Warren T. Roop Funeral Home, Middleton. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Liver Association or a charity of choice.
RANDALL, Aubrey Donald - 93, 312 Esplanade, Sydney, passed away November 22, 1998 in Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Tilt Cove, Nfld., he was a son of the late Levi and Sarah (Curtis) Randell. He was retired from Sydney Steel Corp. He was a member of St. Andrew's United Church and the IOOF. He is survived by one daughter, Roma (Mrs. Fred J. Hayles Jr.), Seal Beach, Calif.; one son, Benjamin, Toronto; one sister, Olive Rumbolt, Cornerbrook, Nfld.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Rose Follett; one daughter, Emma Delares; three sisters, Stella MacDonald, Mabel Randell, Alma Randell; one brother, Claude. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today, December 1, 1998 in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Rev. Louis Ihasz officiating. Burial will be in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
SCHARIEN, Ethel Phyllis - 82, Hacketts Cove, formerly of Montreal, passed away Saturday, November 28, 1998, at home. Born in Montreal, she was the daughter of the late Clark and Ethel Carter. She was a member of the United Church of Canada and was employed by Eatons for a number of years. She is survived by four sons, Ted, Hacketts Cove; John, Sutherland, Ont.; Tom, Victoria, B.C.; Robert, Montreal; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Hans; three sisters, Thelma, Evelyn, Gloria. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date in Montreal. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
SWINAMER, Bryant Reginald - 45, Middle Sackville, passed away November 27, 1998, at home. Born in Windsor, he was a son of Olive (O'Leary) Swinamer, Waterville, Kings County, and the late Reginald Swinamer. He worked for the AMR Services, a divison of American Airlines, at Halifax International Airport. He was an avid woodworker. He is survived by his wife, the former Pamela Thompson; one daughter, Michelle and son, Chad, both at home; one brother, Keith, Middle Sackville; three sisters, Jean (Mrs. Clyde Saunders), Middle Sackville; Judy, Waterville; Marjorie, Somerset; 11 nieces and nephews; six great-nieces and great-nephews. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today, December 1, 1998 in Sackville United Church, Rev. Wade Harvey officiating. Burial will be in Oakridge Memory Gardens. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
SWINAMER, Maggie Ellen - 85, of Dykeland Lodge, Windsor, and formerly of Mountain Road, Three Mile Plains, Hants County, passed away Sunday, November 29, 1998, at Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born on January 31, 1913, in Three Mile Plains, Hants County, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Janie (King) Dykens. She was a lifelong resident of Mountain Road, before moving into Dykeland Lodge three years ago. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her three daughters, Marion (Mrs. Robert Harvey), Three Mile Plains; Bertha Jordan, Dryden Lake, Pictou County; Maxine, (Mrs. Hughie Curry), Lants; two sons, Carleton, Three Mile Plains; Cyril, Rawdon; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, George (Gigs) Swinamer; two daughters, Caroline (Clarley) Gray, Donna, in childhoodbn; five sons, Eldon, Leo, Murray, Ivan and Donald; two sisters,Sadie Banner and Hattie Swinamer; four brothers, Edgar, Peter, Norman and Arthur; daughter-in-law, Caroline (Swinamer) Swinamer. Visiting will be from 7-9 p.m. today, December 1, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King Street, where funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, in the chapel. Capt. Doug and Donna Knee are officiating. Burial to follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
THOMPSON, Robert James (Jock) - 74, passed away November 26, 1998 in Fairview Villa, Halifax. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, he was a son of the late Robert and Flora (MacDonald) Thompson. He was a veteran of the Second World War, having served with the Royal Navy, England and the Royal Canadian Navy. He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Mombourquette; one daughter, Dianne, Fairview; three sisters, Flora Shipman and Rita (Mrs. Lachlan McGow), both of Edinburgh; Ella (Mrs. John Gray), Houston; two granddaughters, Christine, Halifax; Sheila, Calgary. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Forest Lawn Crematorium, Cole Harbour. There will be no visiting by request. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 2, 1998 at St. Brendan's Chapel, CFB Stadacona, Rev. Dr. Wrentford Bryant officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the QEII Foundation.
WARREN, Evelyn A. - 97, of New Prospect, Cumberland County, passed away Monday, November 30, 1998 at Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Diligent River, Cumberland County, she was the daughter of the late William and Clara (Bowden) Dowe. She is survived by four sons, Sidney, James, both of New Prospect; Lawrence, Lower Maccan; William (Sonny), Chignecto; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceaesd by her husband, Herman; three daughters, Willena, Louise, Elizabeth; one son, John; four brothers, Alvah, Chesley, Harry and Cecil. Visiting will be from 7-9 p.m. today, December 1; funeral service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, both at Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Jeffrey White officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
WALSH, Edward James - 93, Port Union, Nfld., passed away November 28, 1998 in Northwood Centre. He was born in Port Union. He is survived by one daughter, Joan (Mrs. Cyril Piercey), Lower Sackville; two sons, Jim, Bramber; George, Embree, Nfld.; one sister, Mrs. Phoebe Brown, Upper Amherst Cove, Nfld.; 23 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Mary Elizabeth Osmond; one sister, Mary; one brother, Mickey; one son, Micheal; a great-grandson, Brandon Parsons. The remains are resting in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville, visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, December 1, 1998, where the funeral will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 2, 1998, Pastor John Mean officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Northwood Centre.
URBACH, Howard K. - 75, Bedford, formerly of Halifax, passed away November 27, 1998 in the QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in Toronto, Ont., he was the son of the late William Urbach and Sarai (Robinson) Urbach. Howard was an active member of the Boy Scouts of Canada during his adolescent years which introduced him to an interest in the technical field. He was a radar operator in the army during the early 1940s. He then began a 36 year career with CBC as a professional engineer. Upon retirement in 1985 Howard joined the CBC Maritimes Pensioners Association and later held position as president for a period. The dedication, strength, guidance and love of our father, grandfather and friend will be deeply missed. He is survived by four daughters, Mary Jane McDonald, Halifax; Cindy and husband Bob Densmore, Fort St. John, B.C.; Patricia and husband Michael Leonard, Halifax; Shirley and husband Bill Vardy, Bridgewater; one sister, Ruth Urbach, Toronto; dear friend, Edna Copp; four grandsons, Michael, Cory, Kirk, Gregory; two granddaughters, Shannon, Jillian; two nephews and a niece. He was predeceased by his first wife, Helen G. (Adams) Urbach; second wife, Katherine A. (Greene) Urbach; two sons, Donald K. Urbach, William G. Urbach; one daughter, Susan M. Urbach. There will be no visiting. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. today, December 1, 1998 at Snow's Funeral Home, Windsor Street, Rev. Carl Price officiating. Burial will be in Oakridge Memory Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Huntington's Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association.