HODDER, Wilson - Eastern Passage, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia. Born a Newfoundlander on January 26, 1949, and died a Canadian on July 4, 2000. Wilson was surrounded by family and friends at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Charles E. and Annie (Bailey) Hodder of Ireland's Eye, Newfoundland. As a teenager, Wilson was very much involved in his community serving as the president of the Youth Club of Trinity, Newfoundland. At the age of 19, he left home and was employed by various marine companies until 1970 when he joined the Royal Canadian Navy. Upon leaving the navy in 1979, he joined the Bedford Institute of Oceanography for a number of years. Later he was employed with Metropolitan Life. He became involved in property management forming his own company. Wilson retired in 1994 due to deteriorating health brought on by Human Immunodeficiency Virus. He became involved in the HIV/AIDS movement in the early 1980's, first as a volunteer and later serving on various boards and committees locally and nationally. In 1988, he was actively involved with others in founding the Nova Scotia Persons with AIDS Coalition assuming the responsibility of chairperson of the Board in 1991. Wilson continued to serve in that position until the PWA Coalition merged with AIDS Nova Scotia to become The AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia. He served this new organization as founding chairperson until 1999. He was still serving as a Board member at the time of his death. Wilson served four years on the Board of the Canadian AIDS Society (CAS). This gave him the opportunity to attend many conferences and seminars across Canada and around the world. He is the recipient of the Year 2000 CAS Leadership Award. Wilson was also a Vice-President of the Names Project (AIDS Quilt) Canada. Wilson was a steadfast fighter for human rights for all. He was especially passionate in his struggle for equality for gay men and lesbians. He was a member of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Nova Scotia and served a term as their president. Among the many awards and recognitions that Wilson has received the latest was the Halifax Regional Municipality's 250th Anniversary Medal. He was a member of the Canadian Club of Halifax and the Tightrope Brotherhood just to name a couple of his many associations. Wilson was predeceased by his parents and his life partner, Terry Martin. He is survived by his brothers, Clyde Hodder and family, of St. John's; Harvey Bailey and family, of Harbour Grace and his step-mother, Marjorie Hodder, of Clarenville, all in Newfoundland. In Nova Scotia, he is survived by Terry's mother, Marie Martin, Terry's son, Darren and Terry's and Wilson's grandson, Garrett Martin, all of Lower Sackville. Before his death, Wilson indicated that he wanted to thank all his friends and medical professionals who cared for him especially, the staff at the Victoria General Hospital Day Unit and the Acute Home Care nurses at the Dartmouth General Hospital. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Wilson's life will be held in St. John's United Church, 2570 Windsor Street, Halifax on Saturday, July 8, 2000 at 8 p.m., The Reverend Roy Ellis and the Reverend Louis Caissie will preside. Arrangements are entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St. No flowers please. Donations may be made to the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia (429-7922).
HURLBURT, Robert Leonard - 57, Main Street, Yarmouth, passed away July 3, 2000, in South Ohio, Yarmouth Co. Born in Centreville, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne Co., he was a son of Harold Hurlburt, Yarmouth and Elizabeth (Ross) Hurlburt, Deerfield, Yarmouth Co. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 61, Yarmouth. He was a truck driver and heavy equipment operator. He was also an avid outdoorsman. Surviving are daughters, Marjorie, Melbourne, Yarmouth Co.; Melissa, Yarmouth; son, Timothy, Melbourne, Yarmouth Co.; brothers, Gerald, Gary, Deerfield, Yarmouth Co.; Richard, South Ohio, Yarmouth Co.; sisters, Patricia Baker, South Ohio; Cathy, Hurlburt, Brooklyn, Yarmouth Co.; four grandchildren. Funeral 2 p.m. today, in Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. A.D. "Bill" Newell officiating. Burial in Carleton Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch or any charity.
JEWERS, Mildred Elizabeth - passed away July 2, 2000, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Beaver Harbour on May 31, 1919, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary (Cameron) Jewers. For many years she had been a resident of the Adult Residential Centre, Scotia Nursing Homes, Beaver Bank. Surviving are her brother, Charles, Dartmouth; sisters, Muriel Currie, St. Croix; Shirley, Pugwash. She was predeceased by brothers, Gerald, Leslie. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Crowell's Funeral Home, Sheet Harbour. Burial service 2 p.m. today in St. James Anglican Cemetery, Port Dufferin.
JOUDREY, Gabriel Kline - A precious gift from God, born to Shawn and Sueann (Meisner) Joudrey, Middle Cornwall, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 2, 2000, in the IWK Grace Health Centre, Halifax. Family will meet friends 12:30-1:30 p.m. today in Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. 3, Lunenburg followed by a celebration of life service at 2 p.m. at funeral home. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. Reception will follow the service in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Special Care Nursery at the IWK Grace Health Centre or the Canadian Cancer Society.
KEDDY, Augustus Harvey - It is with great sadness that the family of the late Augustus "Gus" Keddy, announce his passing on Tuesday, July 4, 2000, in the Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville. Gus was the youngest son of Charles and Lahlia (Zwicker) Keddy. He worked for 34 years as a fire fighter with the Dartmouth Fire Department and then retired to the Valley where he enjoyed golfing, hunting and going to the Legion with his many friends. Gus was predeceased by his first wife, Beverley (Davis) Keddy; and companion, Neta Middleton; also four brothers and two sisters. Gus will be sadly missed by his present wife, Maureen (MacDougall) DeCoste and his sons, George W. Keddy, Dartmouth; John H. Keddy, Dartmouth; Michael E. Keddy, Dartmouth; stepdaughter, Kim David, Dartmouth; stepson, Jim MacDougall, Georgia; brother, George W. Keddy, Toronto; sisters, Lahlia "Nannis" Patterson, Dartmouth; Roxie Schoffield, New Minas; Sedora MacLennan, Dartmouth. Gus also leaves behind 15 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and a large circle of friends. There will be a service held in the Kingston Legion on Friday, July 7, 2 p.m., followed by a memorial service in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth on Saturday, July 8, at 11 a.m., Rev. Kirby Walsh officiating. Interment will follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
MARRIOTT, Margaret Christine - 84, Kline Heights, passed away peacefully July 3, 2000 in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Mary (Bellefontaine) Reid. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother and a friend to all. She was a faithful and active member of St. John the Baptist Church. Margaret had a special love for pink roses. She was the last member of her immediate family. She is survived by her sons, Ronald and wife, Margaret, Timberlea; Walter, Kline Heights; Paul and wife, Joann, Prospect Bay; daughters, Joan, Bridgewater; Virginia (Hughie) Devereaux, Kline Heights; Marion (Stan) Gaw, Norwood, Mass.; Beverly (Bobby) Hann, Spryfield; 23 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, James Joseph Marriott; twin sons, Kenneth and Clyde; daughter, Phyllis in infancy; brother, Wallace Reid; sister, Evelyn Higgins; grandchildren, Colleen Devereaux, Edwin Marriott. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, in J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday in St. John the Baptist Church, 26 Purcell Cove Road, Halifax, Rev. Richard Smith officiating. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Flowers gratefully accepted. Donations to St. John the Baptist Church.
NELSON, Florence "Flo" - 87, of Halifax, passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2000 at the QEII, New Infirmary Site, Halifax. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Eliza (Mountain) Farrow. Flo and her husband, formerly owned and operated Nelson Grocery Store, Hunter Street, Halifax. She was also a member of St. Theresa's Church. She is survived by daughters, Margaret (Ed) Grace, Halifax; Gail (Fred) McInnis, London, Ont.; son, Allen, Hamilton, Ont.; 12 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; sister, Winnie Miller, Charlottetown, PEI. She was predeceased by her husband, E. Gordon Nelson; sisters, Mildred Campbell and Maimie Farrow; brothers, George and Jack Farrow. Visitations 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, June 6, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2000 in St. Theresa's Church, North Street, with Rev. Fr. Ken Robertson officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Halifax. A reception will follow at the Atlantic Funeral Home Reception Centre. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
POWELL, Francis Neville (Frank) - 83, of West Gore, Hants Co., passed away July 4, 2000 at home. Born in West Gore, he was the son of the late Michael and Catherine (Casey) Powell. Frank was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He worked as a carpenter and home builder in Dartmouth except for his time in the Canadian Army during World War II. He is survived by his wife, the former Phyllis (Northup) Powell; daughter, Carol (Mrs. Fred Clark), of Houston, Texas; son, Richard (wife, Jeanette), of Dartmouth; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Michael; brothers, Gordon, Leslie, Glen and Leland; sisters, Avis and Audrey. Cremation has taken place under the direction of A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home. Memorial service will be held July 11, 2000 at 2 p.m. in the Church of Christ (Disciples), West Gore, Hants Co., Pastor Angus R. MacDonald officiating. Burial to be in West Gore Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the West Gore Cemetery or the Canadian Cancer Society.
ROEDER, Irvin Henry - 77, Foster Street, Kentville, passed away July 4, 2000, in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Unity, Sask., he was a son of the late Henry and Lydia (Ziegler) Roeder. He was a former Eastern Canada District Manager of Pearl Assurance Company, a past president of the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council, a member of the High Tide Drifters Camping Association and a former Elder of Fairview United Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Minnie Dorcas Collins; daughter, Dr. Shirleen Roeder, Guilford, Conn.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Gordon. Funeral 2 p.m. today, in W.C. Hiltz Funeral Parlor, Kentville, Rev. Boyd Vincent officiating. Burial in the Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill. Family flowers only. Donations to The Lung Association.
TIBBETTS, Mary Caroline "Rita" - 76, of Halifax passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 5, 2000 at her summer home in Ward's Brook, Cumberland County following weeks of loving care in the VG Site, QEII Hospital, Halifax and with the wonderful support of the Northern Regional Palliative Care Program. Born in Ottawa, she was the daughter of the late Robert A. and Laura (Borutuski) Jennings. Rita was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She enjoyed the opportunity to travel to the U.K., Europe, throughout Canada and the United States, Hawaii, and particularly a cruise to Alaska. Her greatest happiness centered around her time spent at her home in Ward's Brook. There she enjoyed the ocean, the woods and her garden, as well the opportunities to participate in local activities such as the FPW Volunteer Fire Departments yearly field day. She is survived by her husband, Donald; daughters, Sharon, Halifax; Debbie, Dartmouth; son, Alan, Saint John; grandchildren, Beth and Amber, Dartmouth; Candace, Ottawa; great-grandson, Adam, Ottawa; sisters, Jane, Cleveland; Julia, Myrtle, Ottawa; brother, Robert, Ottawa; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her eldest son Brian in 1992. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 2000 at the Grace United Cemetery, Port Greville, Rev. Robert Richmond and Rev. Jeffrey White officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Regional Palliative Care Program or the Grace United Church Memorial Fund. Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro.
WADDEN, Roger - 58, Port Morien, passed away July 4, 2000, in the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Port Morien, he was a son of the late Wilfred and Margaret (Cochrane) Wadden. He was a full-time fisherman. Surviving are brothers, Weldon, Kenny, Port Morien; sister, Theresa, Port Morien; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Hazel. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Funeral 10 a.m. Friday in St. Mary's Church, Rev. Peter Leblanc officiating. Burial to follow in parish cemetery. Donations to Canadian Diabetes Association, St. Mary's Cemetery Fund or any charity.
WELSH, Lester - 78, Sims Settlement, passed away July 4, 2000, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Gaspereau, he was a son of the late Harry and Rachail (Messon) Welsh. Surviving are his wife, the former Lena DesRoche; son, Wesley Isnor, New Germany; stepsons, Robert Gallant, Hubbards; Tommy, Joe Gallant, Charlottetown; stepsisters, Betty Corrigan, Pleasant Grove; Beatrice Kelly, Charlottetown; brother, Gordon, New Minas; sister, Mary Spinner, New Minas; three grandchildren; a number of step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, funeral 11 a.m. Friday, both in Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, Hubbards, Rev. Shaun Manual officiating. Burial in Black Rock Cemetery.
WILSON, Barbara Jean - 78, Bayview, Digby Co., passed away June 30, 2000, in the Digby General Hospital. Born in London, Ont., she was a daughter of the late David and Miriam Annie (Edgeley) Allan. She is survived by daughters, Anne Wilson, Oakville, Ont.; Janet and her husband Anthony Kershaw, Mississauga, Ont.; sons, Allan and his wife Peg, Surrey, B.C.; David, Bayview, Digby Co.; sister, Mary Mayer, St. Lambert, Quebec; grandchildren, Jeremy, Megan, Erin, Corey, Sara, Matthew. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank; sisters, Marjorie, Naomi, Miriam; brothers, Charles and David. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 7, in Bayview United Cemetery, Rev. Jane Clattenburg will officiate. Donations in memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby.