ARENBURG, Elsie Grace - 70, Upper Northfield, Lunenburg Co., passed away July 1, 2000, at home. Born in Buckfield, Queens Co., she was a daughter of the late Harry and Elizabeth (Joudrey) Robar. Surviving are her sons, Allen, Barrie, Ont.; Richard, Chester Basin; Fred, Upper Northfield; Jeffrey, Ontario; Ivan, Whynotts Settlement; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Rupert, Buckfield; Fred, Dartmouth; sister, Annie Backman, Liverpool. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert; son, Glen in infancy; brothers, Warren, Clifton; sister, Florence. Funeral service 11 a.m. today, in Sweeny's Funeral Chapel, Bridgewater, Mr. Don McFadden Lt. officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Upper Northfield. In lieu of flowers, donations to the VON or any charity.
AMERO, Clyde Theodore - 58, Plympton, Digby Co., passed away July 3, 2000, in East General Hospital, Toronto, Ont. Born in Plympton, he was a son of the late Cecil and Margaret (Thibodeau) Amero. He was a member of Plympton and Gilberts Cove Fire Department for 25 years. An active member of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Plympton, member of the Federation of Foster Families. He worked as a mechanist in Ontario from 1962-1969, he then moved to Nova Scotia working as a welder, autobody repairman and woodsman. He is survived by his wife, the former Linda Trebley; daughters, Andrea Robicheau, Doucetteville, Digby Co.; Janine Amero, Plympton; sons, Kenneth, Digby; Colin, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; granddaughter, Kristen and grandson, Waylon; four foster children; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Robert and Timothy. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday, prayers 8 p.m. Friday, all in Jayne's Funeral Home, Weymouth North. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Plympton, Rev. Craig Christenson officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations in memory can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
AUSTIN, William Fraser (Bill) - 65, of Dartmouth, passed away July 4, 2000 at Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late William Edmonson and Mabel (Fraser) Austin. He was a mechanic for a number of years. He was a member of the Order of Buffaloes Grand Lodge, Wentworth St., Dartmouth. He is survived by his wife the former Christina McDow; daughters, Janet (Mrs. Roy Barss), Dartmouth; Mary (Mrs. Raymond Babin), Middle Sackville; two adopted sons, Paul, Vancouver; Robert, Dartmouth. Visiting will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen Street, from where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Rev. Arthur Snow officiating, burial will follow in Mount Hermon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.
BIGIO, Fernand Maurice - 69, passed away peacefully July 3, 2000, at home. Born in Cairo, Egypt, he was a son of Maurice and Mathilde (Hemsi). He served with the British Army in Egypt prior to coming to Canada via London, England. In Montreal, he was in the travel business and ran his own shipping agency. He then moved to Halifax where he ran a successful shipchandlering company for 20 years. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Ruth (Stubbings); sons, Victor, Toronto; Jason, Halifax, children of Ruth; sons, Maurice, Montreal; David, Auckland, children of Lisette (Mansour). Surviving are brothers, Leon, Toronto; Aaron, Israel; Tante Mathilde Bigio, Toronto; brother-in-law, Isy Cowen, Toronto; daughters-in-law, Ewa and Heather; granddaughter, Isabelle; many cousins, nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his sister, Denise Sarah; other family members. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home. No flowers by request. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Canadian Diabetes Association. A celebration of his life will be held at home today, July 6, from 2-4 p.m.
BROWN, Mary Elizabeth - 89, of Dartmouth, passed away in the arms of God, July 5, 2000 at the familiy home of Betty and Dave Fogga, her special care givers. The last surviving member of her immediate famiy she was born in Halifax, the daughter of the late Herbert and Mary (Flanigan) Dowling. Surviving are daughter, Janet (Mrs. David Ritcey), Eastern Passage; sons, Alan, Gerald (Dinky), Ronald and Ken, all of Dartmouth; very special granddaughter, Marylin (Mrs. Peter McMullen), Dartmouth. She has twenty-four grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward (Clary); daughter, Mildred Spurr; sons, Clearance (Reddy) and Jack; sisters, Maggie, Beatrice, Frances, Alice and Daisy; brothers, William, Freddy, Herbie, Patrick, Archie and Harry. Visiting will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen Street. Funeral will be 9 a.m. Friday in St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church (Forest Hills Parkway), Rev. Bernie O'Neill officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. A reception will follow at the home of her granddaughter, Marylin (Mrs. Peter McMullen) 240 Mount Edward Rd., Dartmouth.
BURTON (Robinson), Mary Catherine - 74, of St. Margaret's Village, Victoria Co., Cape Breton, passed away July 3, 2000 in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born April 16, 1926, in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Mary Catherine (Fader) Robinson. She was a member of St. Margaret's Parish in St. Margaret's Village, Victoria Co., and also attended St. John Vianney Church in Lower Sackville during the winter months with her daughter. She enjoyed playing Bingo and living life to its fullest. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are husband, Allen T. Burton, St. Margaret's Village; daughters, Mary Falconer, Lower Sackville; Colette Flynn, Bedford; sons, George, William, Ontario; Lawrence, Sydney; Peter, Hammonds Plains Road; Lloyd, St. Margaret's Village; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Edward, in infancy; brothers, Eddie, Herbert, George, William, Dalo. Funeral mass, 10 a.m. today, July 6, in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church, Lower Sackville, Father Gerald David officiating. Interment in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Old Sackville Road. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 23 Laurie Drive, Lower Sackville, N.S., B4E 1G1.
BUTLER, Rachel - 86, Breton Bay Nursing Home, formerly of Richmond St., Sydney, passed away July 3, 2000, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in New Waterford, she was a daughter of the late John Malcolm and Mary Agnes (MacDonald) MacDonald. She was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 138, Ladies Auxiliary, and a former member of the Sydney Steelworkers & Pensioner Club. She was an avid reader and card player. Surviving are her daughters, Carol Fiander, Halifax; Anne Johnstone, Sydney; sons, Robert, Willowdale, Ont.; Gordon, Sydney; sisters, Annie MacDonald, Cassie Pilon, Catherine Nemis, Chris MacDonald, New Waterford; Alma Rame, Ontario; brothers, Jerome, Colin, New Waterford; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Fred in 1979; son, Ernest; sister, Margaret; brothers, Frank, Archie, Angus, Bernard. Funeral mass 10 a.m. today in St. Theresa's Church, Rev. Angus MacDougall officiating. Burial in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
COLE, William Frank - 68, Mosher's Corner, passed away July 4, 2000, in Mountain Lea Lodge, Bridgetown. Born in Dartmouth, he was a son of the late William and Greta (Brewer) Cole. He was a former member of the RCMP. He was a Sergeant with the Canadian Armed Forces Military Police. He retired as a stationary engineer, Second Class CFB Greenwood. He was a member of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires. He was a member of St. Monica's Roman Catholic Church. He was recognized by the Government of Canada for 35 years of dedicated public service. He enjoyed sport fishing and golf. He had a love for music and playing the guitar. Surviving are his wife, the former Marie Mauger; daughters, Theresa Barker (Chris), Middleton; Joycelyn VerHagen (Adrian), Merigomish; Lisa Clarke (Walter), Fredericton, N.B.; sons, William "Bill" (Eileen), Truro; Stephen (Wanda), Middleton; Edward Vidito, Mosher's Corner; sisters, Joan Lunn, Prospect Bay; Elsie Hopper (Harry), Windsor; Florence Corkum (Bill), Pleasantville; brothers, Robert (Hilda), Dartmouth; Edward (Mary), Lantz; 11 grandchildren. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Warren T. Roop Funeral Home, Middleton. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday in St. Monica's Roman Catholic Church, Middleton, Rev. Gerald Saulnier officiating. Burial will be in the St. Lawrence Cemetery, Kingston. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
COOK, Frances Eva - 89, Glen Haven Manor, formerly of North Street, Westville, passed away Monday, July 3, 2000, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, she was a daughter of the late Joseph William and Margaret Catherine (MacDonald) Hale. She lived all her life in Westville, was a member of St. Paul United Church and an active member of the United Church Women for many years. She was a loving mother, good neighbour and true friend to everyone. She is survived by her daughters, Margaret Edna (William) Thompson, Frances Alice (Ronald) Jollimore, both of Lyons Brook; son, Percy Ernest (Doris) Cook, Hopewell; grandchildren, Joyce (Thompson) MacIntosh, Michael Thompson, Susan (Cook) Brown, Melanie Cook, and Ronnie Jollimore; great-grandchildren, William Thomas MacIntosh, Heidi MacIntosh, Cindy Brown and Amanda Brown. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest A. W. Cook; brothers, John William and sister-in-law, Edna Hale, Millage Holt Hale, Percy Reuben Hale and sister-in-law, Alice Hale; sister in infancy; two brothers in infancy. Her funeral service will be held 3 p.m. today in St. Paul United Church, Westville, Rev. Scott Hillier officiating. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery, Westville.
COVE, Simone Aramentha - 90, Meadow Vista Senior Citizens Complex Phase 1, Oxford, Cumberland Co., passed away July 3, 2000, at home. Born in Bowie, Arizona, she was a daughter of the late Harvey W. and Edna (Stiles) Jones. She had been a longtime member of the Colfax Rebekah Lodge 7, Oxford. She was an active member of St. James Presbyterian Church, Oxford. Surviving are daughters, Ethel Wilcox, Carlisle, Ont.; Marion Boss, Springhill; Florine Cove, Dundas, Ont.; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Blanche Merry, Middleton; Carrie Brown, Athol, Cumberland Co.; brother, Joe Baker, Amherst; a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Russell R. Cove; sisters, Alice Baker, twin sister, Leone Dickinson, Annie Nelson, Betty Nelson; brothers, Harvey Jones, Wylie Baker, Hibbert Baker; great-grandson, Joshua Lindstrom. Funeral 11 a.m. today, in Allen's Funeral Home, 60 Water St., Oxford, Rev. Terrance R. Trites officiating. Burial in Birch Grove Cemetery, Little River, Cumberland Co. Donations to St. James Presbyterian church memorial fund.
EDWARDS, Barbara Gladys - 78, of Dartmouth, passed away July 2, 2000 in the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Donald Seymour and Gladys (Boutilier) Publicover. She is survived by her husband, Sidney; daughter, Suzanna (Alan Williamson) Murphy, and a granddaughter Stacey; sisters, Dorothy (Jack) Leeson, Grace (Ronald) Earle, both of Dartmouth; Jean (Swan) Clinton, B.C.; Beryl (Felske), Sudbury, Ontario; and brother, Donald (Marjorie), Lunenburg Co. She was predeceased by a son, James, and sisters, Yvonne (Hopkins) and Hilda (Ashick). Graveside Service 11 a.m. today, July 6, in Mount Hermon Cemetery, Rev. A.C. Snow officiating. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society, Alzheimer's Society, or any charity.
COX, Andrew Archibald "Archie" - 86, Newton Mills, passed away July 4, 2000, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Newton Mills, he was the youngest son of the late Osborne and Jamie (Gaston) Cox. He lived most of his life in Newton Mills and was employed at Nova Scotia Co-operative Abattoir. He also worked as a farmer, hunting and fishing guide, lumberman and miner. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing. Surviving are his sons, Gordon, Newton Mills; Victor (Sandra), Petitcodiac, N.B.; Donald (Lori), Douglas (Barbara), both of Upper Stewiacke; Kenneth (Debbie), Newton Mills; daughters, Dorothy Kirwin (James), Manchester, N.H.; Joan Henley (Charles), Upper Musquodoboit; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandson; sisters-in-law, Barbara Brown, Truro; Stella Cox, Middle Musquodoboit. Funeral will be today at 2 p.m., in Springside United Church, Rev. James Brown officiating. Burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery, Upper Stewiacke. Donations may be made to Musquodoboit Valley Health Foundation, Middle Musquodoboit, NS B0N 1X0. Arrangements entrusted to Arimathea Funeral Co-operative, Upper Musquodoboit.
CREASE, Ronald Douglas - 68, of Dartmouth, passed away July 3, 2000 in the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born January 2, 1932 in Ottawa, Ontario, he was a son of William and the late Rose (Bean) Crease. He was employed with the Royal Canadian Navy for 25 years. He was also a Korean War Veteran and involved with the Waverley Legion as well as being employed with Correctional Services in Lower Sackville for 19 years. During most of his career in the armed forces, he played on base hockey and softball teams. He and his wife, Joan bowled on base leagues. He is survived by wife, Yvonne Crease, Dartmouth; daughters, Sandra Ryan, Lower Sackville; Sherry Schulze, Gilford, Ontario; Pamela Hartlin, Dartmouth; son, Ronald Crease, Dartmouth; grandson, Johnathan Sewell; granddaughters, Elizabeth Monahan, Christine Hartlin and Angela Hartlin; brother, John Crease, Lennoxville, Quebec; sisters, Susan Sarrasin, Lennoxville, Quebec; uncle, John Crease, North Hatley, Quebec; aunts, Rebecca Crease, Waterville, Quebec; Elsie Fortin, Waterville, Quebec. He was predeceased by his previous wife, Joan Williams; infant son, Michael Crease; infant grandson, Matthew Sewell; infant granddaughter, Jennifer Hartlin. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. Memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. today, July 6, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. Reception to follow the service.
DeADDER, Raymond (Nick) - 70, Kentville, Kings County, N.S., passed away July 3, 2000 at home. Born in Kentville, he was a son of the late Joseph and Beatrice (Moore) DeAdder. He lived in the valley area all of his life. He was an avid bingo player and fisherman. He received great pleasure in repairing bicycles and then donating them to children who had none. Surviving is a brother, Joseph (Joe), Kentville; sister, Dianne Spinney, Kentville; nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters, Mildred Aalders and Rose Margeson. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in the H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Kentville. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Kentville. Father David Stokes officiating. Burial in the Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial donations to the VON, Kings Branch.
DIGGINS, Georgina - 76, Halifax, formerly of New Glasgow, passed away July 3, 2000, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in New Glasgow on August 9, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Duncan and Georgina (Hartery) Buell. She had been casually employed by Canada Post. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Scotia Branch Legion. She is survived by her husband, Patrick; sons, Patrick (Bev), Ottawa; Barry, Grand Lake; daughter, Brenda (William Duggan), Dartmouth; sister, Phoebe (Mrs. Frank Sample), New Glasgow; grandchildren, Christopher, Andrew and Leah. She was predeceased by brothers, Laurie, Gerald, Alexander and Harold. Cremation has taken place. No visitation. A committal service will be held 11 a.m. today, July 6, in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville, Rev. Charlie Black officiating. No flowers by request. Arrangements are entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St.
EVANS, Sheila Maggie - 71, Clark's Harbour, Shelburne Co., passed away July 3, 2000, in the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Sunnybrae, N.B., she was a daughter of the late George and Florence (Gallant) Henderson. She was a member of the United Baptist Stone Church, Clark's Harbour. Surviving are her son, Michael, Clark's Harbour; daughter, Dianne LeDrew, Kitchener, Ont.; sisters, Ona Langman, Dartmouth; Millie Cuming, Fredericton, N.B.; Georgie Timoski, Hazel Caunce, Toronto; a grandson. She was predeceased by her husband, Fred; sister, Dorothy. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in H. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Barrington. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday in United Baptist Stone Church, Clark's Harbour, Rev. Harold Price officiating. Donations to any charity.
GOULD, Stewart Michael - 58, Chapel Island, passed away Monday, July 3, 2000, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, he was a son of Peter Michael and the late Annie (Sylliboy) Gould, Chapel Island. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Barra Head. He was employed by Union of Nova Scotia Indians and on leave from the Nova Scotia Strait Richmond Hospital Drug Dependency Commission. He was formerly employed with Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling Services. He is survived by his wife, the former Irene Stephens; daughter, Paula (Jay) Marshall, Eskasoni; four grandchildren. He was predeceased by brother, Stephen Anthony. The late Mr. Gould will be resting in the home of his brother-in-law, George Stephens, Chapel Island. Funeral will held in the Immaculate Conception Church, Barra Head, today at 11 a.m., Rev. Duncan MacIsaac officiating. Cremation to follow. Burial in Membertou Memorial Gardens, Sydney at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's.
HAMILTON, Gordon Louis - 64, 1186 Queen St., Halifax, passed away July 3, 2000, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Middle Musquodoboit, he was a son of the late Burton and Amelia (Dean) Hamilton, Middle Musquodoboit. He was a retired taxi driver and truck driver. He was a great story teller. Surviving are his wife, Shirley (Reid), Halifax; daughters, Linda Dykeman, Upper Musquodoboit; Maxine Hamilton, Dartmouth; sons, William, Halifax; Mike, Toronto; Gordon Jr., Dartmouth; two granddaughters, six grandsons. He was predeceased by his brothers, Jack, Lloyd; sister, Mary. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 10-11 a.m. today, funeral service 11 a.m. today, both in Snow's Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, Rev. Trent Cleveland-Thompson officiating. Burial at a later date. No flowers by request, donations to his wife, Shirley Hamilton.