AWALT, Marguerite Beatrice - 81, 56 Orchard St., Mahone Bay, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at home. Born in Upper LaHave, she was a daughter of the late Stantley and Eleda Beatrice (Oickle) Mulock. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a member of St. James Anglican Church, Mahone Bay. She had a great love for music, particularly in playing the piano and organ, and was also blessed with a good sense of humour. She is survived by her husband, Gerald; daughters, Patricia (Mrs. Peter Cummings), Centre, and Betty Lou (Mrs. J. M. Oliver), Middle LaHave; grandchildren, Alison and Christina. She was predeceased by brothers, Douglas W. Mulock. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today, April 24, in St. James Anglican Church, Mahone Bay, Rev. Linda MacDonald officiating. Interment will be in St. Matthew's Cemetery, Upper LaHave. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, Lunenburg. Flowers from the immediate family only. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, The Arthritis Society or to St. James Anglican Church, Mahone Bay.
ALLEN, John Wilson (Wilt) - 82, of Dykeland Lodge, Windsor, formerly of Summerville, passed away Friday, April 23, 1999 in the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in Summerville, he was the son of the late John and Etta (Crossley) Allen. In the early forties he bought the Grocery and Funeral Home Business in Summerville from his mother. He then went into partnership with his brother-in-law, the late Sidney MacDonald and purchased Parsons General Store in Walton. They then purchased the R.M. Giffin Grocery Store in Windsor. In 1963, with many others, they formed the Summerville volunteer Fire Dept., on which he later served as fire chief for several years. In 1967, he built a new Funeral Home and after his retirement in 1981 from the grocery business he devoted his full time to the funeral business. He always stressed the importance of personal service towards bereaved families and served them with the respect and dignity they deserved at their time of need. He was past president of the Summerville Men's Group. He was appointed in 1981, by the Attorney Generals Office of Nova Scotia to the Hants Community Hospital Board for two terms. He was an avid boat racer, with his boat winning many races in the fifties. He once was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by daughters, Connie (Mrs. Claude Rogers), Newport Corner; Debra (Mrs. Ted Graves), Halifax; sons, Mitchell (Nadean), Reed (Wendy), both of Summerville; grandchildren, Derrick, Martin, Trent, Christopher, Troy, Kristen, Shane and Jeremy; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Jevon, Breanna and Madison; sisters, Alma MacDonald, New Glasgow, Susan McLaren, Ottawa; Barbara (Mrs. John McNutt), Truro; brothers, George, London, Ontario; Clyde, Halifax; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret (Burgess) in 1994; two sons, Johnny and Charles Terry; sisters, Nita and Josephine; brothers, Clinton, Dexter, Earl and Milton. Visitation: Saturday, April 24, 1999, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Summerville, NS; funeral 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 25, 1999 at Kempt United Baptist Church, Summerville, NS, Rev. Garnet Parker officiating, assisted by Rev. Russell Newhook. Private family burial at Loyal Hill Cemetery, Summerville. Donations may be made to Loyal Hill Cemetery or a charity of choice. Reception to follow in Summerville Fire Hall. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lohnes-Beazley Funeral Home, Windsor, NS.
BARRON, Sylvester "Ses" "Gramp" - 78, Ingonish Beach, passed away April 20,1999 in Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Neils Harbour. Born in Ingonish Harbour, he was a son of the late George and Bridget (Whitty) Barron. He was a member of St. Peter's Parish, Ingonish, and a former member of Holy Name Society. He was a veteran of the Second World War and a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 91, Ingonish Beach. He was a retired employee of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Surviving are his wife, the former Ruby Dupe; daughters, Patsy Whitty, Ingonish; Bernadette MacDonald, Ontario; Teresita Demeyere, Dominion; Ruby Ann Murray, Charlottetown; Melinda Barron, Dartmouth; son, Barry, Ingonish; David, Toronto; George, Dominion; sisters, Kathleen, Deloris, Mary, all of Sydney; Isabell, Ontario; brothers, Percy, Arichat; Leo, Sanford, Ontario; 21 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by sister, Evangeline; brothers, Walter, Ervin, Cornelous, Eugene; two grandchildren. Arrangements have been entrusted to Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home, Ingonish. Funeral services have taken place in St. Peter's Church, Rev. John Morrison officiated. Burial in the parish cemetery.
CAVICCHI, Florence Eleanor - Boutiliers Point, passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at the age of 84, at Melville Lodge, Halfiax, where she had been a resident since November 1993. Born in Boutiliers Point, she was a daughter of the late Willard and Nellie (Boutilier) Christie. Florence was an honorary member of St. James ACW. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are son, Willard and wife Elaine, Tantallon; daughter, Barbara (Mrs. Lester McEachern), Boutiliers Point; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, John; daughter, Joan in infancy; brothers, Fred, Frank, Howard; sister, Bernice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, Hubbards. Funeral 2 p.m. today, April 24 in St. James Anglican Church, Boutiliers Point, Rev. Mark Marshall officiating. Interment in St. James Church Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Should you wish to extend expressions of sympathy, the family request donations to St. James Memorial Fund or to Alzheimers Society of Nova Scotia, 5953 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS, B3H 1Y7.
DEVENNEY, Joseph Leonard - 77, Beaconsfield, Annapolis Co., passed away April 22, 1999, at home. Born in Bridgetown, he was a son of the late Frank and Mae (Johnson) Devenney. He owned and operated his own service station for a number of years in Brantford, Ont. He was a veteran of the Second World War where he was a corporal in the RCASC serving in England, France, Germany and Holland. He was a Shriner and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, the former Joyce Blakemore; brothers, Ernest, Burford, Ont.; Jim, Bridgetown; sisters, Marjorie Markiewitz, Bridgetown; Dorothy Vautour, Saint John, NB; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Gwen Wytenbach. Royal Canadian Legion memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Robert L. Hall Funeral Home, Bridgetown, Padre George Neily officiating. Burial in St. James Anglican Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association or any charity.
EMBREE, Kathleen Luella "Kaye" - 77, Hilden, Colchester Co., passed away April 21, 1999 in the Williams Country Home for Special Care, Hilden. Born in Athol, Colchester Co., she was a daughter of the late Minnie L. (Crowe) and William H. Embree of East Leicester. She was loved and will be missed by family and the community where she tirelessly volunteered her time and efforts for years. She worked for over 10 years with the Cobequid Help Line; she suported 17 children in developing countries since 1971, with the Foster Parents Plan of Canada; she worked at the local food bank; was active in Explorers, CGIT, and the Boy Scout movement; read for the blind; took care of Seniors in their homes; regularly supported local famlies in need at Christmas; was treasurer for St. David's United Church, Bible Hill, and Hilden United Church, and was a longtime member of the UCW. She worked at Foulton's candy wholesalers and then at Halliday's until retirement. Surviving are sister, Mildred (Mrs. Archer Brownell); nephews, William Brownell, Melvin Brownell, Glendon Brownell, John Donnelly; nieces, Elaine Patterson, Anne Peters, Ruth Spect and Jennie MacDonald; many cousins, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Eleanor (Mrs. Graham Donnelly). Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, April 24, in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev. Wade Allen officiating. Burial will be in Mapleton United Church Cemetery, Mapleton, on Sunday, April 25, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Foster Parents Plan of Canada, 95 St. Clair Ave W., Suite 1001, Toronto, ON, M4V 3B5; the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
HARNISH, Mae - 86, of Halifax, formely of Black Point, passed away April 22, 1999 in Fairview Villa. She was born in Halifax, her parents were killed as a result of the Halifax Explosion and she was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband, Earl and is survived by three sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Snow's Funeral Home, Windsor Street, where funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Deacon George Rose officiating. Burial will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
HARVEY, Thelma S. - 82, Dartmouth and formerly of Halifax, passed away April 21, 1999 in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Halifax, she was the last surviving child of the late Frederick and Edith (Brown) Shiers. She was a survivor of The Halifax Explosion and was predeceased by her husband, Donald in September of last year. Surviving are her son, Barrie, Halifax; daughter, Donna, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Thea, Rachael, Brionne and Timothy. Cremation has taken place. Burial will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
HUNTER, Vera Elnore - 70, of 262 McGee Street, Springhill, passed away Friday, April 23, 1999 in All Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born in Chignecto, Cumberlend Co., she was a daughter of the late John (Fred) and Charlotte (Berry) MacLellan. She was an adherent to the All Saints Anglican Church, Springhill. She enjoyed gardening, knitting, playing cards, fishing, sewing and her family. She is survived by her husband, Leamond Hunter. A son, Larry and his companion Claudette, Springhill; daughter, Valerie and her husband Danny Zwicker, Fall River; brother, Harold, Joggins, NS; sisters, Greta Melanson, River Hebert; Audery Taylor, Grande Cache, Alberta; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. tonight, April 24 and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday from the A.H. Brown Funeral Home in Springhill from where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 26, Rev. Frank Likely officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
KREFFT, Jan "John" - 88, Halifax, passed away April 21, 1999 in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. He was born in Osiek, Poland. All his working life was spent at sea on Polish and Canadian ships. He served in the Second World War and was a prisioner of war in the Nazi labour camps. He was well known as a very generous person and for his willingness to help others. He is survived by his wife, Maria; daughter, Stefania, Poland; sons, Mark, Tantallon; Grzegorz, Poland; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements have been entrusted to J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., where funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. today, April 24. Burial in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Following the burial, the family will receive friends in the funeral home reception room.
LOH, Gleta Aileen - 78, of Dartmouth, passed away April 23, 1999 at the VG Hospital. Our beloved "Ma" was born in Port Greville, Nova Scotia. She was the daughter of the late Seymour and Maude (Ells) McCulley. She is survived by her husband, Bruno, only son, Wayne and his wife Allana, and only grandson Josh ("Ma's little man"). Always remembered by sisters, Carrie, Mauritta, Ruby, Gerturde; brothers, Emerson, Lorn, Wilford and Murray. She was predeceased by sisters, Winnifred, Bertha; brothers, Thorton, Harold, Trueman and Brenton. Family in Germany, Erika, Lother, Marie, Sylvia (Jens) Jeannette, Bernd, Heike, Rolf, Elke and Isabell. Ma will be forever in our hearts. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Forest Lawn Crematorium, Dartmouth. No visitation by request. Memorial service will be held Monday, April 26, 1999 at 2 p.m. at Stairs Memorial United Church, Hester St., Dartmouth, Rev. Sandy Crauthers officiating. Reception to follow at the Loh family home, Dartmouth.
LYNDS, Frank Gesner - 86, Lower Debert, Colchester Co., died April 21, 1999 at home. Born in Great Village, he was a son of the late John and Ella (MacNeill) Lynds. He had been a lifelong resident of Lower Debert. In his earlier years, he worked with his father in the strawberry farming business. In 1945, he went into the lumber business, building a factory for finishing lumber and also operated a saw mill for years. Following, he went into the building supply business, retiring in 1990 due to ill health. He was a member of Erskine United Church, Glenholme, where he was an elder and on the board of trustees. He was a charter member of Onslow-Belmont Fire Brigade and was one of the first with the bucket brigage. He was also a charter member of the Men's Club, DGM (Debert, Glenholme, Masstown), He was a strong supporter of the Conservative Party and a recipient of a Certificate of Appreciation from Mr. John Hamm on March 31, 1999. He is survived by his wife of over 64 years, the former Ursula Stokes; sister, Dorothy (Mrs. Maurice Brunet), Pierrefonds, Que.; brother, Karl, Truro. He was predeceased by a daughter in infancy. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro. Funeral service will be held today, April 24, at 2 p.m. in Erskine United Church, Glenholme, Rev. Donald MacQueen, Rev. Lester Settle and Rev. Brent Robertson will officiate, with burial in Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Erskine United Church, Folly Village Cemetery fund, Immanuel Baptist Church fund or to a charity of choice.
MacDONALD, James Albro - 62, Front Street, Pictou, passed away April 22, 1999, at home. Born in Pictou, he was a son of Patricia (Colter) MacDonald, Pictou, and the late Murray MacDonald. Active in his community, Albro was a member and parish councillor of Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou, and a volunteer with the local Meals on Wheels program. A former employee of Ormond's Drug Store, New Glasgow, and McKenna's Drug Store, Pictou, he retired from Scott Maritimes Ltd. in 1995 after more than 25 years of service. Albro enjoyed the beach and his summer residence in Waterside, a place near and dear to his heart. Suriving besides his mother are his wife, the former Beryl Boehner; daughters, Heather (Larry) Snowdy, Regina, Sask.; Paula (Rick) Sawlor, Sydney; Jo Ann (Jack) Inouye, Newmarket, Ont.; sons, David (Barb), St. Albert, Alta.; Michael (Kelly), Pictou; Scott (Stella), Edmonton, Alta.; sisters, Ann Jendruszka, Lynn Armstrong; Janice Spence, all of Calgary; Edith Hiscock, Kelowna, BC; Helen McBeath, Moncton; Susan MacDonald, Allyson MacDonald, Marion MacDonald, all of Pictou; Maureen MacDonald, Whitehorse; Heather Perry, Coaldale, Alta.; brothers, John, Dwight, Brian, all of Pictou; Laurie, Boucherville, Que.; 17 grandchildren; 28 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by daughter, Lisa Marie in infancy; sister, Nancy, brother, Dale. Visitation will be from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, April 24 in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou, Rev. Peter MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in Waterside Cemetey. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
MacDONALD, Lydia Blanche - 85, Breton Bay Nursing Home, formerly of Byng Avenue, Sydney, passed away April 21, 1999 at the home. Born in New Aberdeen, she was a daughter of the late Ainley and Blanche (Otto) Christie. She was an adherent of Sydney River United Church. Surviving are her husband, Donald; daughter, Carolyn Jaffe, Florida; sister, Bessie, Kitchener, Ont.; brothers, Lloyd, Antigonish; Jerry, Clearwater, Fla. She was predeceased by three sisters; three brothers. There will be no visitation. Burial took place in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today, April 24 , in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Rev. Allan McIntosh officiating.
MacQUARRIE, Alice Grace - 90, 218 Brookside St., Glace Bay, passed away April 22,1999 in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Big Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late Donald and Pearl (MacLeod) MacVicar. She was a member of Queen Victoria Rebekah Lodge and a member of Glace Bay United Baptist Church. Surviving are son, Elroy MacQuarrie and wife Louise, Falmouth, Hants Co.; grandchildren, Robert and wife Carla, Falmouth; Kimberley, Wolfville; a great-grandson, Roger; sister, Lizzie Harris, Boston; brothers, Alex MacVicar, Donkin, Cape Breton Co.; caregivers, Anna and Michael Anderson. She was predeceased by her husband, William; infant son, Matthew; sisters, Katie, Margaret Kellaway; brothers, Warnford, Charlie. Arrangements have been entrusted to Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral will be held today, April 24 at 3:30 p.m. inGlace Bay United Baptist Church, Glace Bay, Rev. Jennifer Smart officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay.
MULVANEY, Margaret Mary - 77, 100 Argosy St., Sydney, passed away April 22, 1999 in Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Matthew and Mary (Murphy) Mulvaney. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish, Whitney Pier. She was employed as a cook for the City of Sydney Hospital for 30 years. She was an avid bingo player. Surviving are her companion, Lloyd Long; daughter, Gloria Ward, Calgary; son, Robert Yhard, Sydney; Emmett Mulvaney, Fredericton; sisters, Bride Hilder, Angela "Dolly" Long, Sydney; Mary Ash, Toronto; Mame James, New Waterford; brother, Chris Yhard, Sydney; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sisters, Helen, Dot; brothers, Tom, Matt, Gerald. Arrangements have been entrusted to T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today, April 24, in Holy Redeemer Church, Rev. E. MacDonald officiating. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
ROBERTSON, Ada - 91, Dartmouth, formerly of 7 Park St., Glace Bay, passed away April 21, 1999. Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Henrietta (Pynn) Butts. In her earlier years, she worked at Diana Sweets on Charlotte Street and was proud to be hostess there during the extensive renovations in 1932, which made it the finest tea room of its type in Eastern Canada. After her marriage, she moved to Glace Bay, where she worked with her husband for many years at Robertson's Dairy on Commercial Street. She was a member of Knox United Church and a 50-year member of Jubilee Rebekah Lodge. She loved nothing more than socializing with people. Surviving are daughters, Elaine, Dianne Barro, Dartmouth; son, Rod, Mira; sisters, Doris Murchison, Sydney; Olive Hyland, Halifax; five grandchildren; a great-grandson. She was predeceased by her husband, Roddie; sisters, Mildred, Elizabeth "Betty", Isabel; brothers, Alex, Rupert, Frederick. Arrangements have been entrusted to Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, April 24, in Knox United Church, Rev. David MacLean officiating. Burial in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to Philae Children's travel fund.
STRUM, Margaret Blanch - 83, of Oakland, Lunenburg Co., passed away April 22, 1999 in the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Mahone Bay, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Nellie (Wilson) Rhuland. She was a member of St. James' Anglican Church, Mahone Bay where she had been a life long member of the church choir and a member of the ACW. She had been a registered nurse having trained and graduated from the Women's General Hospital, Montreal. She is survived by her husband, Franklyn; sister, Frances Ringer, Jordan Falls; brother, Paul Rhuland, Jordan Falls. She was predeceased by sisters, Ada Jordan; Phyllis Kean; brothers, George and Lloyd. Visiting will be held from 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the Mahone Funeral Home, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday in St. James' Anglican Church, Mahone Bay, Rev. Linda Macdonald officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Mahone Bay. Memorial donations may be made to St. James Anglican Church Memorial Fund.
HUNTER, Robert Laurier "Butch" - 61, Harrietsfield, passed away April 23,1999 in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Kline Heights, he was a son of the late Douglas and Mary (Neary) Smith. He was employed at the Halifax County Sheriff's Department for 36 years, retiring as chief deputy sheriff. He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Barnes; son, Robert and wife Lori, Thompson, Man.; daughters, Cheryl and husband Mark Franklin, Hatchet Lake; Wendy and husband Douglas Graham, Halifax; brothers, Ronald, Halifax; Donald, Hubbards; sisters, Lillian Hatcher, Margaret Gray, Betty Caines, all of Halifax; Marion Day, Lake Charlotte; grandsons, Matthew and Andrew; many nieces nad nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Clyde, Lawson, Lessel "Les", David; two sisters in infancy. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Monday, April 26, in J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax. Funeral service 3 p.m. Monday in Emmanuel Anglican Church. Burial to follow in Emmanuel Church Cemetery, Sussex Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.