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NOVA SCOTIA - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 7

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Date: Tuesday, 18 March 2008, at 12:08 p.m.

BRINTON, David A. (Buster) - 85, of Dartmouth, passed away October 9, 1999 at home. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Elmer and Elizabeth (Brown) (Wright) Brinton. He was a member of the Corps of Commissionaires. He is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth, Dartmouth; Marie, Lower Sackville; two sons, David, Douglas, Dartmouth; three brothers, Joseph Brinton, Haligax; Wallace Wright, Tatamagouche; John Wright, Ontario; one sister, Marie Kimball, Maine; seven granchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife the former Mary Ellen (Gray); brothers, Elmer Brinton, Arthur Brinton, Ann Brinton; Gordon Wright, Howard Wright; one infant brother, Douglas Wright. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. No visiting by request. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 13, 1999 in Oakridge Chapel, Old Sackville Road, Rev. James Haughn officiating. Burial to follow in Oakridge Memorial Gardens. Memorial donation may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

BROWN, Howard Daniel - 73, of Chester Grant, Lunenburg County, passed away October 9, 1999 at home. Born in Sydney Mines, he was a son of the late Daniel and Freda (Colburn) Brown. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force and later with the Canadian Armed Forces. After his career in the service he was employed with Canadian National Railway, Halifax, until his retirement. He was an active volunteer and life time member of the Royal Canadian Legion Everett Branch #88, Chester Basin and an inactive member of the Chester Basin Over 40 Club. He is survived by two sons, Robert (Sandra), Daniel (Diane), both of Halifax; brother, James C. Brown, Woodstock, N.B.; one sister, Viola Brown, Sydney Mines; grandchildren, Andrea and Aaron; several nieces and nephews. He was predceased by one daughter, Heather in infancy; sister, Betty Griffin; grandson Shawn. Visiting will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, October 11, 1999 with a Legion service 7 p.m. today, both in Davis Funeral Home, Chester, where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, 1999, Rev. Barbara Minard officiating. Burial will be in St. Augustine's Church Cemetery, Simms Settlement. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Royal Canadian Legion Everett Branch #88 Scholarship Fund.

BUTLER (Macumber) (Smith), Florence W. - 76, of Lethbridge, Alta., formerly of Windsor, passed away October 2, 1999 at home. Born May 11, 1923 in Walton Road, she was a daughter of the late James and Essie (Macumber) Macumber. She resided in Windsor before moving to Alberta in 1955. She is survived by three daughters, Sharon, Mary and Susan; two sons, Glen and Robert; 49 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ronald, Windsor; John, Westville; Ira, Ontario; Alfred, Toronto; sisters, Margaret Smith, Upper Burlington; Bertha Millett, Windsor; Helen Burgess, Sudbury, Ont.; Pamela Baillie, Pictou; Nellie Evans, Edmonton; Annabel Robertson, Kaye Duggins and Mary Simpson, all of Lower Barney's River. She was predeceased by her husbands, Frederick I. Smith and Percy G. Butler. Visiting will be 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, 1999 in the J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Summerville. A graveside committal service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 13, 1999 in the family cemetery on Arthur Smith Farm, Upper Burlington, Rev. Aubry Fielden. Interment is in the family cemetery on Arthur Smith Farm.

COOKE, Lorne Edison - 91, Bedford, passed away October 9, 1999 in the Victoria General Hospital. Born October 31, 1907 in Goldboro, Guysborough County, he was the son of the late William Abner and Margaret Emma (Harris) Cooke.. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Evelyn (Burke), and children Sandra Lorene (Berrigan), Linda Louise (Frail), Ramona Diane (Recker), Gary Lorne and Richard Wayne, all living in the Halifax area; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, James, William, Hugh; sisters, Gladys (MacPherson), Katherine (Adams) and Mae (Jarvis). Lorne worked 40 years as a car painter in the Halifax automotive industry before retiring from Bob McDonald's Chev Olds in 1971. Friends may call at the Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive, Sackville from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, 1999. Funeral service will be held in the chapel 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 13, 1999. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sackville, Mr. Craig Faulkner officiating. Reception to follow in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

DAYE, Morris Eugene - 89, Waterville, Kings County, passed away Saturday October 9, 1999 in the Wolfville Nursing Home. Born in Waterville, he was a son of the late John and Bessie (Grimes) Daye. He was employed with Canada Post in Waterville for 30 years, retiring in 1965 as Post Master. During his time in the Post Office one of his duties was to carry large bundles of mail from the train to the office. Later he was employed at the Kings County Rehabilitation Centre, Waterville, retiring in 1975. He was a veteran and honorary member of the Waterville and District Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member, former deacon and honorary deacon of the Waterville United Baptist Church. He also attended and supported in the Waterville United Church. He is survived by sisters, Vivian Ward, Kingston; Lena Dennis, Waterville; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Leslie G. and two in infancy; one sister, Dorothy. Visiting will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, 1999 in the H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Berwick. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 13, 1999 in the Waterville United Baptist Church, Rev. Miriam Uhrstrom officiating. Burial will be in the Berwick Cemetery. A reception will follow in the Waterville and District Fire Department Hall. Memorial donations may be made to the Waterville United Baptist Church.

DWYER, Leslie Borden - 87, Lynch Street, Halifax, passed away Saturday, October 9, 1999 in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born November 5, 1911 in River John, Pictou County, he was a son of the late George and Florence (Robinson) Dwyer. He was a veteran of the Second World War, having served with the RCN. After the war, he worked at Provincial Motors for eight years and then and the Halifax Dockyards for 25 years until his retirement. He was a member of St. Paul's Anglican Church, Halifax and also a member of the Masonic Lodge, Keith Lodge #17, RNS AF&AM as well as the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 28. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Mary Elizabeth Ennis; son, Gerald (Grace) and their son, Ryan Borden Dwyer, Dartmouth; sisters, Violet Robinson, Kingston, Ont.; Muriel Reid, Prince Edward Island; Myrtle Langille, River John; brothers, William (Mattie), River John; Arthur (Elizabeth), Truro; Austin (Rolene), New Glasgow; Bennett (Gwen), Mississauga, Ont.; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, May MacIntosh, Florence Langille; brothers, Cyril, James, Gordon, Wesley, in infancy. Visiting will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, October 11, 1999, Masonic Lodge service 7 p.m. today, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 12, 1999 in St. Paul's Anglican Church, Argyle Street, Halifax, Rev. John Newton officiating. Interment to follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Reception to follow in the funeral home. Family flowers only by request. In lieu, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice.

GESNER (Ring) (Jackson), Helen M. - 84, of Dartmouth, wife of Edward A. Gesner, passed away peacefully at home on October 9, 1999. Born in Dartmouth, Helen was the daughter of the late Clarence and Elizabeth (Snow) Jackson. She was an active member of Christ Church all her life, having served in the Choir, Alter Guild and as a Sunday School teacher. She was a member of former president of the Christ Church Women's Auxiliary. Helen has a keen interest in sports and was an avid paddler and tennis player in her youth -traits she passed on to her children and grandchildren. During her career she worked for CIL, Western Plumbing and Heating, Blenus Travel and Insurance and Cambrian Construction. After her retirement she stayed active as a member of the Dartmouth Seniors as a volunteer worker as well as continuing with the bridge club she had been a founding member 57 years ago. Besides her husband, she is survived by her sons, Jim (Bev) Ring, Markham, Ont.; David (Suzanne) Ring and Bill (Nancy) Ring, Dartmouth; stepsons, John Gesner and Jim (Karen) Gesner, Dartmouth; Marlene Gesner, Hantsport, the wife of her late stepson; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Reginald G. Ring; brothers, Kenneth and Ernest and her stepson Peter Gesner. Her remains have been cremated. Visiting will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Monday, October 11, 1999 at Mattatall Funeral Home, Dartmouth. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at Christ Church, Dartmouth, Archdeacon Paul Smith officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall following the service. Family flowers only. The family would appreciate donations in Helen's memory to The Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

HARTLIN, Norma - 71, of Cole Harbour, passed away October 10, 1999 in Twin Oaks Hospital, Musquodoboit Harbour. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Peggy and John Cleary. She is survived by three sons, Wayne of Dartmouth; Tom, Cole Harbour; James, Dartmouth; one daughter, Helen, Dartmouth; five grandchildren; one sister, Fran; one brother, David, both of British Columbia. She was predeceased by her husband Tom R. Hartlin and one brother, James. Visiting will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m Tuesday, October 12, 1999 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth, where the funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 13, 1999. Burial to follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital, Musquodoboit.

HATT, William Augustus - 71, Dartmouth, passed away October 7, 1999 in the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Kingston Village, Kings County, he was a son of the late George and Mary (Comeau) Hatt. He served in the Korean War. He was a plumber by trade assuming many positions and jobs in the Annapolis Valley. He was a member of the Findlay Seniors Club, Dartmouth. He is survived by his daughter, Gail Sanford, Dartmouthl sons, George Wayne, Winnipeg; Kevin William, Halifax; sisters, Louise Mailman, Phyllis Atwell, Annapolis Royal; Donna Tooker, Oromocto, N.B.; Doris Munn, Victoria, B.C.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Belva Raymond; daughter, Deborah; sister, Mary Marshall. Visiting will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, October 11, 1999, funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 12, 1999, both in the A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Dartmouth, Rev. Bud Hooper officiating. Burial will be in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

HUNT, Stephanie D. - 25, of 458 Pleasant Street, Truro, passed away Friday, October 8, 1999 at home. Born in Parrsboro, Cumberland County, she was the daughter of Thomas and Lila (Graham) Hatfield, Wharton. She was a graduate of Lucien's Beauty School, Truro. She worked at KFC, Truro, for the past three years. She was a former choir member of the Parrsboro Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, Donald; daughter, Hailey; sons, Jordan and Chad, all at home; brother, Kevin, Wharton; paternal grandmother, Maxine Hatfield, Parrsboro. She was predeceased by an infant brother, Thomas. Visiting will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, October 11, 1999 in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, 1999 in Parrsboro Baptist Church, Rev. Jeffrey White officiating. Burial will be in the Diligent River Baptist Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Stephanie Hunt Memorial Trust Fund being established for the children.

LONGMIRE, Clesson Elwell Brian - 83, Hillsburn, Annapolis County, passed away October 8, 1999 in the Annapolis Community Health Centre, Annapolis Royal. Born in Hillsburn, he was a son of the late Esteen and Beatrice (Halliday) Longmire. He was a member of Port Royal Branch 21, Royal Canadian Legion. He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Smith; daughters, Terry Bevan, Edmonton, Alta.; Beverly Burton, Aurora, Colorado; Ruthy Taylor, Fruitland, Ont.; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; brother, Borden, Hillsburn. He was predeceased by his sister, Theodate. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today, October 11, 1999 in the Robert L. Hall Funeral Chapel, Annapolis Royal, Pastor Melvin Jones officiating. Burial to follow in Hillsburn Cemetery, In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Annapolis West Health Foundation c/o Annapolis Community Health Centre.

MacDONALD, Nellie Sarah - 99, of St. Anthony Drive, Sydney, formerly of Loch Lomond passed away Sunday October 10, 1999 at Breton Bay Nursing Home. Born in Loch Lomond, she was a daughter of the late James and Mary (MacDonald) Holmes. She was a retired school teacher and a graduate of N.S. Normal College, Truro. She was a member of Loch Lomond United Church and a choir member, also a member of Loch Lomond Heritage Association. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by two daughters, Mary MacDonald, Sydney; Effie (Angus) MacDonald, Loch Lomond. She was predeceased by her husband, Hector; infant son, Hugh; three sisters, Margaret Dugan, Delena Ferguson, Mamie MacDonald; one brother, George. Visiting will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, October 11, 1999 in Sydney Memorial Chapel, where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, 1999, Rev. Tony Ware officiating assisted by Rev. Donald MacDonald. Interment will be in MacKeigan Cemetery, Loch Lomond.

McISAAC, Francis Joseph - 58, of 568 George Street, New Waterford, passed away suddenly Sunday, October 10, 1999 after a brief illness. Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Joseph and Catherine (MacNeil) McIsaac. He worked as a coal miner for 28 years in #12, Lingan and Prince mines. Francis is survived by his wife Joan and daughter Cynthia of New Waterford; son Robert and grandson Mathew, Brampton, Ont.; sisters, Josephine (Stan Eagles), Port Elgin, Ont.; Irene (Lays), Woburn, Mass.; Julie (Graham Cooper), Tangier; brother, Sandy (Lynn), New Waterford. Francis was predeceased by sisters, Rosina, Nellie, Catherine (Kicie), Teresa, Annie May, Marie; brothers, Dan and Freddie. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed by all. Visiting for the late Francis J. McIsaac will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, 1999 in the V.J. McGillvray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 13, 1999 in Saint Agnes Church with Father Bob Neville officiating. Cremation will follow and interment will take place at a later date. Memorial donations to children's charities would be appreciated.

MURPHY, Violet Mary - The death of Violet Mary Murphy, of Halifax, beloved wife on the late Noel J. Murphy, occured October 8, 1999 surrounded by her family at the home of her daughter Hilarie Carter in Fredericton, N.B. Born in Lower Island Cove, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Elijah and Florence (Tucker) Snelgrove. Vi was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her son, Father Brian Murphy, Hubbards; daughters, Dr. Claire E. Murphy and partner Leila Luomala, Toronto; Hilarie and James H. Carter, Fredericton, N.B.; granddaugters, Erin and Darren Hansen, Moncton, N.B.; Stephanie and Matthew English, Fredericton, N.B.; two nieces. Visiting will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, October 11, 1999 in Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, Hubbards. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 12, 1999 in St. Anthony's Catholic Church, with her son officiating. Interment to follow in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or any charity.

SHORTT (Morash), Mabel Lillian - 86, passed away October 9, 1999 at the Halifax Infirmary Site, QEII. She was a daughter of the late Aaron and Jeanette Morash. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Windsor (Richard), sons, George Shortt (Shirley), Roy Shortt (Margie), Peter Shortt; nine granchildren and one great-granddaughter, all of Halifax. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas; one son at birth. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Oakfield, 2 p.m. Tueday, October 12, 1999. Reception to follow at the home of George Shortt, 50 Chalamot Drive, Highland Park, Hammonds Plains. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the CNIB or a charity of choice.

THOMAS, Harry Richard - 57, Weymouth Mills, Digby County, passed away October 7, 1999 in Weymouth Mills. Born in Digby, he was a son of Florence (Surette) and the late Arthur Thomas. He was an avid pool player and hunter. He enjoyed playing cards and loved birds. He is survived by his daughter, Joanne Thomas, Ontario; sons, Darrell, Glenn, Ontario; Clint, Weymouth Mills; stepsons, Clifford Gavel, Craig Gavel, Corey Gavel, Weymouth; Chris Gavel, Digby; sister, Sandra Duran, Weymouth Mills; brother, David, Grosses Coques, Digby County; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Helen. Arrangements have been entrusted to Jayne's Funeral Home, Weymouth North. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today, October 11, 1999 in St. Peter's Anglican Church, Weymouth North, Rev. Jane Clattenburg officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the IWK Grace Foundation.

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