ALLEN, Amy Gertude - 84, Dayspring, passed away peacefully, March 28, 2001 in Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care, Lunenburg. Born in Dayspring, she was a daughter of the late Maurice and Fernella (Nellie) (Oickle) Hirtle. She was well known in the community and held strongly to her Baptist faith. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her son, Douglas, Westville, NS; grandsons, John, Dayspring; Donald, Hemford; niece, Patsy (Mrs. Rex Young), Greenwood; nephews, Lester Silver, Yarmouth; Frank Zwicker, Dayspring. She was predeceased by her husband, Carmon; sister, Hazel; infant brother, George. Funeral service 1 p.m. today in the R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville. Rev. Hazen Parent officiating. Burial in Dayspring Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Dayspring Cemetery Fund or the Dayspring and District Fire Department.
AULENBACK, Kathryn Mary - 90, Bridgewater, Lunenburg County, passed away March 28, 2001, in Pleasant Rest Home, Bridgewater. Born in Quinan, Yarmouth County, she was a daughter of the late Winiford and Mary (Hubbard) Saulnier. Surviving are her daughter, Joyce Himmelman, Halifax; son, James Saulnier, Digby County; sister, Margaret Doucette, Quinan; grandsons, Frank Beals (JC Martell), Halifax; Gary Saulnier, Yarmouth County; granddaughter, Anne Marie (Clarence) Doucette, Yarmouth County; great-grandson, Paul Mitchell and great-granddaughter, Kelly, both of Lunenburg County; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Howard; grandson, William (Billy) and granddaughter Sylvia Lynn. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Sunday, April 1, 2001, in R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Bridgewater. Reverend James Slack officiating. Burial in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater. Flowers will be accepted. Donations to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
BLAIR, Wesley Ralph - 75, a lifelong resident of North River, passed away at home, March 28, 2001. Born in North River, he was a son of the late Percy and Jessie MacKenzie (Douglas) Blair. Wes worked with Canadian National Railway in the Express Department and later drove an oil truck for Stan Moore and the late Manford Kierstead. He was an adherent of First Baptist Church. He was also an avid bowler and loved fishing and hunting. He is survived by his wife, the former Eva Dale; sister, Nellie (Totten) MacKenzie, Truro; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by daughter, Betty-Ann; half-sisters, Catherine Douglas, Annie Douglas, Christine Williams, Lillian Johnson; half-brothers, Walker Douglas, Milledge Blair, Kenneth Blair, Murray Blair. Funeral service 2 p.m. today, in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Rev. Gordon Sutherland officiating. Burial at a later date in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Victorian Order of Nurses or any charity of choice.
CAMERON, Chester Melville - 85, Shubenacadie, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at Rose Cummings' Rest Home, Lantz. Born in Urbania, he was a son of the late John and Charlotte (Burris) Cameron. He was a life member of the Shubenacadie Royal Canadian Legion. Chester was a member of the South Maitland United Church. He was an avid card player. He worked in the logging industry as a young man. Later he was employed with Elmsdale Lumber Mill as an equipment operator. He then worked as a bartender for the Legion for the twelve years prior to his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Edna (Lattie); son, Ronald (Lena), Enfield; grandson, Darren (Margaret), Elderbank; granddaughter, Wanda (Robert) Lefresne, Enfield; great grandchildren, Anthony, Darcey, Lindsay, Cameron; sister, Alma Matthews, Halifax; brother, Glendon, PEI; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Ervin, Curtis; William; and Byron. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today March 31, 2001 at the Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie, K. Wayne Yorke L.M. officiating. Burial will be at South Maitland United Church Cemetery. Family flowers only, memorial donations may be made to the South Maitland Cemetery.
CANTLEY, Ross Halliday - Age 71 years, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2001, in Hawkesbury General Hospital, Hawkesbury, Ontario. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Howard and Isabell Cantley. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Ross had a lengthy career with Royal Bank of Canada starting in New Glasgow in 1949 also in Sydney, Vernon, B.C., Los Angeles, California and Montreal. He was an avid craftsman in pottery, well known for his shore birds and owls. Sailing was the love of his life. Ross was a co-founder of First Nova Scotia Water Skiing Club. He graduated from Horton Academy in Wolfville. Surviving are his companion, Carmen Lariviere, Oxbury; former wife, Beverly Johnson, Vancouver; nieces, Ann Cantley MacLeod, Isabel Cantley, Joan Cantley, Ellen Cantley and nephew, Donald Cantley; sisters-in-law, Betty Ley Cantley (Colin), Camilla Cantley (Thomas); several cousins, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was predeceased by only son, David; sister, Helen; brothers, Thomas and Colin. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Leukemia Fund, Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to Porter's Funeral Home, New Glasgow.
CHALLONER, Raymond Apt - 77, Sluice Point, Yarmouth Co., passed away Thursday, March 29, 2001, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born August 26, 1923, in Deerfield, he was a son of the late William and Leta (Sabean) Challoner. He was a woodsman. He served in the Royal Canadian Army from 1942 to 1945, and was a veteran of the Korean War. Surviving are his spouse, Sarah Challoner; son, Raymond (Carol Anne) Challoner, Sluice Point; daughters, Leta (Lionel) Bourque, Sluice Point; Lynn (John) Dugas, Yarmouth; Holly Challoner, at home; brother, Joseph, Pleasant Valley; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by son, William; sisters, Amy Muise, Ruby Kenney. Funeral 2 p.m. today, in H.M. Huskilson's Memorial Chapel, 29 Albert St., Yarmouth, Pastor Brian Moss officiating, pallbearers, son-in-law, Lionel Burke; grandsons, Joey Burke, Matthew Burke, Darren Burke, brothers-in-law, Joseph Sabean and Garnett Robicheau. Interment in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Pleasant Valley. Family flowers only. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society, Yarmouth SPCA or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
CHIASSON, Joseph Cyril "Seward" - 80, Cheticamp, passed away peacefully, March 27, 2001, in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp. Born in Cheticamp, he was a son of the late Charles and Marie (Leblanc) Chiasson. He was a member of St. Peter's Church, Cheticamp. He was a veteran of the Second World War. The Parkview Restaurant was built in 1958, although he was stationed in Big Intervale from 1958-1964 as a Park Warden for Cape Breton Highlands National Park. After he retired as a park warden, The Parkview became Dad and Mom's life ambition and has grown to become "Parkview Motel, Restaurant and Lounge Ltd." He had a great love for all children, especially his granddaughter, Madison. He enjoyed fishing, reading, meeting and talking to people, and of course proudly watching over his two boys, Robert and Richard. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 32, Cheticamp. He is survived by his wife, Theresa Muise; sons, Robert, age 37 (Diane), Richard, age 36; sisters, Annie Louise AuCoin, Mamie Fraser, both of Cheticamp; granddaughter, Madison. He was predeceased by brothers, Laurie, Eddie Joe; Willie George and Seward in infancy; sisters, Laura Poirier, Rose Anna Bourgeois, Margaret Richard Veanie. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be offered today at 2 p.m. in St. Peter's Church, Cheticamp, Father Ratelle Sarto officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
COLBERT, Raymond Everett - 76, of Halifax, passed away March 29, 2001 in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax Infirmary Site. Born in Dartmouth, he was the son of the late William and May Colbert. He served in the merchant navy during the Second World War, following the war, he was involved in the construction industry. He is survived by his wife, Muriel Boutilier; step daughter, Colleen Boutilier; step granddaughter, Pamela Pottie; two step great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. today in Northwood Center Chapel, Rev. Jim Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Oakridge Memory Gardens at a later date. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Northwood Foundation.
COLE, Arthur Vincent - 64, Shubenacadie, formerly of Oldham, passed away March 29, 2001, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Oldham, he was a son of the late Warren and Dorothy (Graham) Cole. He is survived by his loving wife, the former Barbara Rhoddy; daughters, Dolly, Shubenacadie; Kelly and Barbara, Vernon, B.C.; sons, Arthur (Jennifer), Coldstream; George (Valentina), Nine Mile River; Billy, Vernon, B.C.; Tom, Halifax; brothers, Gerald, Bobby and Leo, all of Oldham; Danny, Sackville; sisters, Marjorie Grandy, Oldham; June Lively, Lantz; 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral 2 p.m. today, in St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Enfield, Father Arthur Gouthro S.A. officiating. Burial to follow in church cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to any charity. Family and friends are welcome to meet at George and Val's, 295 Ess Rd., Nine Mile River, following the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Co-operative, Upper Musquodoboit.
CROOKS, Joan Monica (O'Hearn) - 75, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully March 26, 2001 at Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Dartmouth, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Monica (Ryan) O'Hearn. She is survived by daughters, Bernadette (Denis) Dewar and Kathleen Crooks, both of Australia; sons, Donald (Mary) Kentville; Michael (Lin), Dartmouth; loving granddaughters, Stephanie Dewar, Australia; Tracey and Allyson Crooks, Dartmouth; sisters, Dorothy Crooks, Catherine Cooper, Janet Feener, Rosemarie Masters, Monica Nightengale and Theresa Orton; brothers, Donald O'Hearn, Clarence (Gabby) O'Hearn, and Lawrence (Butch) O'Hearn; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Ronald and a brother, Bernard. Memorial mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. today in St. Peters Roman Catholic Church (Maple St.), Dartmouth, Rev. Andrew Rembarczyk officiating (a reception will immediately follow in the church hall). Burial in Mount Hermon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen Street.
CROUSE, Miss Ida Albertha - 95, of Lunenburg, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2001, in Harbour View Haven Home For Special Care, Lunenburg. Born in Rhodes Corner, Lunenburg Co., she was a daughter of the late Daniel Willet and Annie Viella (Croft) Crouse. For many years Ida worked in the packing plant at National Sea Products, Lunenburg. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Lunenburg. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her nieces, Vivian Goddard, Bridgewater; Dorothy Davis, Yarker, Ont.; Brenda Maxner, Phyllis Zinck, both of Lunenburg; Elsie Peckham, Ottawa; Roberta Walters, Garden Lots; nephews, Roseville Lohnes, Lunenburg; Leo Crouse, Spectacle Lake; Herman Crouse, Northwest; several great-nieces, great-nephews, great great-nieces and great great-nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Jean Lohnes, Isabel Knickle, Mabel Crouse; twin brother, Edwin and brother, Clarence. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today in Zion Lutheran Church, Lunenburg. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Harbour View Haven or to any charity.
DAIGLE, Peter Joseph - 79, Kentville, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2001, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Kent County, N. B., he was a son of the late Francois and Mélida (Daigle) Daigle. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Sherbrooke Fusiliers. He started in the fruit and vegetable business in 1947. In 1970, he formed Daigle Wholesale Company which later evolved into Agri-Growers Limited located in Port Williams, Kings Co., which is a leading fruit and vegetable shipper. He was a long-time member of the Glooscap Curling Club and Canadian Produce Market Association. He was also a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Kentville. He was a loving husband and father. He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Gertrude Moore; son, Jim and wife Deborah (Oland), Port Williams; sisters, Theresa (Mrs. John Moore), Kentville; Regina Daigle, Olympe Dugas and Lucy Richard, all of New Brunswick; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Roseline; brother, Luc. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. today, March 31, in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Kentville, Father Keith Billard officiating. Private family burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kentville. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory may be made to Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville or Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
DEVEAUX, Olive - 96, Cap Le Moine, Inverness Co., passed away March 26, 2001, at the home of her daughter in Baddeck. Born in Cap Le Moine, Inverness Co., she was a daughter of the late Michael Burns and Henriette (Arsenault) Burns. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, St. Joseph Du Moine. Surviving are sons, Richard (Dora), Hamilton, Ont.; Raymond, Cap Le Moine; Michael, Montreal; Jerome (Elenore), Montreal; Patrice, Vancouver, B.C.; daughter, Henriette (Mrs. George Cheverie), Baddeck; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, John Deveaux; daughter-in-law, Fran; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Charlie and Pat; sisters, Lizzie, Jessie, Helene, Agatha. Funeral 10 a.m. today, in St. Joseph's Church, St. Joseph Du Moine, Father Ratelle Sarto officiating. Interment in parish cemetery. Donations may be made to St. Joseph's Church, St. Joseph Du Moine or Home Care Hospice, Baddeck. Arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd.
DOREY, Patricia Claire "Patsy" - Evanston, Richmond Co. It is with much sadness and deep regret that we announce the passing of our cherished wife, mother and grandmother, March 28, 2001, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. She was a devoted wife and mother, who loved her family dearly. She was a member of St. Francis de Sales Parish, Lower River Inhabitants and a member of the CWL. She enjoyed attending craft shows and spending time with family and friends. She was loved by all who knew her and her memory will live on in our hearts forever. Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Leo and Catherine Katie (McNamara) McNamara. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Alfred; daughters, Natasha, at home; Denise (Mike) Kelly, Port Hastings; sons, Barry (Sheila), River Bourgeois; Brent, Port Hawkesbury; grandchildren, Gina, Ryan, Krista, Riley and Connor; sisters, Dorothy MacDonald, Saint Margarets Bay; Darlene (Steve) Boudreau, MacIntyre Mountain; Sharon (Edward) Sampson, Evanston; brothers, Terry (Mary), Blair (Jean), Wayne (Ann), all of Evanston; Carl (Eileen), Whiteside; Gary (Debbie), Grantville; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son in infancy, Alfred Craig; brothers, Ernest and Stephen Daniel. Visitation will be 11-1:30 p.m. today, in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral mass will be held 2 p.m. today, in St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Allan MacPhie officiating. Interment in St. Patrick's Parish Cemetery, Whiteside. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Canadian Cancer Society. Long may she live, for there is no other who could take the place of our dear mother.
GALLIE, Terrance Andrew "Ted" - 57, Glen Haven, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 25, 2001, in the palliative care unit, VG Site, QEII, Halifax, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Halifax, he was a beloved son of Mrs. Marie Gallie, Halifax and the late George Gallie. Survived by his wife, the former Paulette Anne Reeves; sons, Gregory (Diane), Mill Lake; Daniel (Christina), New Brunswick; daughters, Paula (Terry) Wile, Hants County; Theresa Redmond, Andrea (Lloyd) Levy, both of Seabright; brothers, Roy, George, Russell, Alberta; Gordon, Nova Scotia; sisters, Theresa, Cheryl, Ontario; 10 grandchildren; number of nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. today, April 7, in Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home Chapel, Tantallon, Pastor Ben Meloro officiating. A family committal service will be held at a later date in Sunrise Park Cemetery, Hatchet Lake. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Canadian Cancer Society.
GARBER, Elizabeth - 50, Dartmouth, formerly of Port Albert and Carmanville, Nfld., passed away March 29, 2001, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Twillingate, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late John and Phyllis Wagg, (Carmanville). She was an employee of MT&T for 24 years. She enjoyed playing darts and bowling. She was an avid bingo player. She is survived by her husband, Tony Garber; sons, Geoff, at home; Keith, Eastern Passage; brother, Paul and wife Michelle and their daughter Meagan, all of Lawrencetown; sisters, Donna Wagg, Carmanville, Nfld.; Melanie and husband Bill, their children Nicole and John, Lower Sackville; one grandchild, Taylor. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 7-9 p.m., Sunday, April 1, memorial service 11 a.m. Monday, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Reception to follow. Interment to follow in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. Donations to any charity.
GEORGE, Bertha M. - 81, Shelburne, passed away March 27, 2001, in Roseway Hospital, Sandy Point. Born in Lower Woods Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Bertha (Sears) Goreham. She was a member of Roseway Hospital Auxiliary, Christ Church, Shelburne and the A.C.W. Surviving are sons, Ray W. and daughter-in-law, Jackie, Shelburne; daughters, Nina M. Wickens, Hazel L. Williams, both of Lower Sackville; brother, Angus Goreham, Woods Harbour; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence W. George; sisters, Laura Rodenhiser; Erdine Cate, Christina Bentley. Funeral 2 p.m. today in Christ Church, Shelburne, Rev. Jim Greene officiating. Burial in Upper Sandy Point Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ALS Society of Canada, Regional Office or charity of choice.
DEARING, Harold (The Gull) - 79, of 26 Grove Street, and a long time resident of Seaview Street, Glace Bay, passed away peacefully Friday, March 30, 2001. Born in Birch Grove, he was the son of the late James and Julia (Slade) Dearing. Harold was a retired coal miner working in the mines for 35 years in #24, Caledonia, #20 and #26 collieries. He was a member of Epworth United Church, Glace Bay. Harold is survived by one daughter, Sharon with whom he resided; six sons, Harold (Duke) and Mary Jane, Truro; James, Daniel of Glace Bay; Crawford and Hattie, Mississauga, Ont.; Robert and Anna, Glace Bay; Blair and Debbie, Lower Sackville; one sister, Susan (Mrs. Roy MacKinnon), Glace Bay; 19 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Harold was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth (Steele) in 1976; one brother, Raphael and one sister, Mae Cole. Visitation will be held Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. Funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bill Matthews officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. Memorials in Harold's name may be made to a charity of choice.
LANDRY, Dorothy Emma - 69, River Bourgeois, passed away peacefully March 28, 2001, in Strait Richmond Hospital, surrounded by her family. Born in River Bourgeois, she was a daughter of the late Bertha (Lawrence) and Michael Sampson. She is survived by her husband, Alcantra; children, Peter (Doris), Kempt Road; Emma (Garry), Michael (Debbie), Donna, Gerarda (Eddie), all of River Bourgeois; Buzzie (Annie), Louisdale; grandchildren, Laurie, Kim, Alana, Peter, Matthew, Rebecca, Sarah and Jennifer; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Kerstin and Donaven; special nieces, Bonnie and Pauline; nephew, Jimmie. She was predeceased by brother, Leonard in infancy. Funeral mass will be held 2 p.m. today, March 31, in St. John the Baptist Church, Father Sandy MacNeil officiating. Cremation to follow. Burial at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Strait Richmond Hospital Palliative Care or William B. Kingston Memorial Clinic. Arrangements entrusted to Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home.
RHODES, Mary Margaret - 92, of Seaview Manor, Glace Bay and a former resident of R.R. #1 Donkin Highway, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2001 at the manor. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late John Allan and Bridget (Boozan) McInnis. Mary was a member of Saint Anthony's Church, Glace Bay and a former member of Saint Anne's Sodality. She was an avid card player. "Scat" was her favorite game played at "club night" of which she was a member. Mae was noted for having a "green thumb". She is survived by two sons, John Arthur (Lil), Gordon, both of Glace Bay; one sister, Cecilia (Mrs. Tony MacDonald). Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, Brenda, Chucker, Arlene, Gordie, Gregor, Janine, John, Billy, Cathy, Fabe, Cleo, Cindy and Wes and 20 great grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Art; one son, Edward; brothers, Michael, Thomas, Gordon, John Allan, William P. and Elmer; and sisters, Irene (Mrs. Graham MacDonald) and Clara and one grandchild, Edward David. Visitation will be held in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay, Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated in Saint Anthony's Church, Monday at 11 a.m. with Father Peter Leblanc officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date. "OH MY" Memorial donations may be made to the C.N.I.B., the Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or a charity of choice.
SHAW, Dee Dee "Jessie" - 68, 3138 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, passed away March 29, 2001, in New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Born in New Waterford, she was a daughter of the late Neil and Bridget (Morrison) Crowe. Surviving are daughters, Daphne MacLeod, New Waterford; Heather Miller, Petawawa, Ont.; son, David Shaw, Sydney; brothers, Doug, Charlie, New Waterford; sisters, Renee Fortune, New Waterford; Nancy Corbett, Dominion; Jackie Anthony, Sydney; Kay Sampson, Glace Bay; Mary Henry, Petawawa, Ont.; five grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, John; brother, Lauchie "Buster". No visitation. Funeral 11 a.m. today, March 31, in Mount Carmel Church, under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home.
SPICER, Patricia Mary (Patty) - 74, of Spencer's Island, Cumberland County passed away on Friday, March 30, 2001 at Bayview Memorial Health Centre, Advocate Harbour after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Truro, she was the daughter of the late Dr. D.L. and Lavinia (Adams) MacKinnon. She graduated from Colchester County Academy in 1946, from Dalhousie University in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science in pre-med, and from Nova Scotia Teachers College in 1963. She also completed a Lab Technicians course at Saint John General Hospital and a specialized course at the University of Toronto. She held a research position with the Biology Department of the University of New Brunswick. She taught school for 23 years at Advocate District High School. Patty belonged to numerous organizations and volunteer groups. Through her teaching career, she was the NSTU representative, volunteer guidance counsellor, advisor for Red Cross Youth, and was very active in the Home and School organization, serving on the provincial board of directors. After her retirement, for many years she spearheaded the battle to keep Advocate District School open. She served with the Cumberland Family and Children's Services group for many years. She was an honorary lifetime member of the Nova Scotia Federation of Home and School Associations and was an honorary member of the Lake Ainslie Historical Society. She served with many volunteer community organizations. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Truro. Surviving are her husband of 48 years, J.L. Maxwell Spicer; sons, Robert, and wife, Kathy, Porter's Lake; Peter, and wife, Patricia, Spencer's Island; sisters, Alexa de Payan, Mexico; Winnie Cluff, United States; Jean Shaw, Halifax; brothers, John (Jack), and wife, Maxine, Fairview; Donald, and wife, Marie, Truro; grandchildren, Brett and Colin Spicer, Porter's Lake; Katie and Meg Spicer, Spencer's Island. She was predeceased by a sister, Catherine (Kaye) de Cespedes. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Spencer's Island Union Church, where funeral will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Rev. Jean Simms-Mills and Rev. Dan Gunn officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Patricia Spicer Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund. Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro.
VANDEKIEFT, Martha Johanna - 82, passed away at Oakwood Terrace, March 26, 2001. She was a long time resident of Ellenvale, Dartmouth, where she was a well known dressmaker and designer and where she also coached a girl's softball team. Before coming to Canada in 1954, Martha had played on the Dutch National Field Basketball team in her native country. She is survived by her husband, Robert D. Vandekieft of Dartmouth; daughter, Carla Conrad, living in South Korea; sons, Robert (Judy), Truro; Walter (Mary) of Dartmouth; and Richard (Karen) of London, Ontario. In addition, her 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren will share in wonderful and loving memories we have of her. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Oakwood Terrace, 10 Mount Hope Ave., Dartmouth, from 10 to 11 a.m., Sunday, April 8, 2001. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
WHITE, Wesley Eugene "Wes" - 61, MacLellan's Brook, Pictou Co., passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2001, in Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in Noel Road, Hants Co., he was a son of the late Eugene and Dorcas (MacCulloch) White. He was a resident of MacLellan's Brook for about 20 years. He was a former employee of Scott Maritimes Limited as a millwright, retiring due to ill health. He was a member of Sharon St. John United Church, Stellarton; the Hudson Masonic Lodge, No. 77, Thorburn and the local 440 Pulp and Paper Union. He enjoyed carpentry work and was a hockey enthusiast. He is survived by his wife, the former Patricia Beckman; daughters, Jacqueline (Shane) MacIvor, Merigomish; Penny (Tim) Singer, Kennetcook; sons, Gregory (Patti), Fraser's Mountain; Jeffery, at home; grandchildren, Morgan, Cassidy, Paige, Tyler; sisters, Etta, Halifax; Maizie (Bob) Withrow, Elmsdale and by brother, Ray (Laura), Shubenacadie. He was predeceased by brothers, Pernell and Waynie. A public graveside committal service will be held at 2 p.m. today in St. James Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Noel Road, Hants Co. Family flowers only please. Donations in his memory may be made to the Huntington Society of Canada, 13 Water Street N., P.O. Box 1269, Cambridge, ON N1R 7G6.
WRIGHT W. Edson - 73, of 32 Roseleah Drive, Waterford, Connecticut, passed away March 22, 2001 at the Lake Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Fl. He was born July 1, 1927 in Shubenacadie, the son of the late Walter and Florence Parker Wright. He married the former Mary (Betty) Sanford on August 10, 1946 in Nova Scotia, moving to Waterford in 1964, Mrs. Wright survives him. Mr. Wright worked as a mechanical supervisor at Pfizer Co. in Groton for 24 years retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Coast to Coast RV Club traveling abroad the USA, spending his summers in Nova Scotia and winters in Florida. Mr. Wright was an avid Red Sox fan. He is survived by 3 sons, Charles E. Wright of Groton, Brian P. Wright of Stonington and Rev. Richard W. Wright of West Plains, Missouri; a daughter Linda E Rys of Uncasville; sisters Marguerite McPhee, Nine Mile River; Doreen Currie, Halifax; Audrey Fraser, Halifax; Mary White (Tony), Brule; Rosalie Blois (Frankie), Malagash; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great grandsons. He was predeceased by a brother, Norman Wright. Visitation will be 1 pm until time of funeral service at 3 pm April 1, 2001 at the Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. Burial will be at the Sand Hill Cemetery, Nine Mile River. Donations in his memory to Faith Baptist Church Building Fund, 765 Commonwealth Ave. Warwick, RI. 02887.