AMIRAULT, Harley George - 81, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2001, in Tideview Terrace. Born in Plympton Station, he was a son of the late Herbert and Gertrude (Ambrose) Amirault. He was a member of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church and also a member of New Horizon Club, Plympton. He worked for C.D. Snow for 20 years and for Wayne Construction for several years. He is survived by his wife, the former Annie Lucille Melanson; daughters, Connie (Mrs. Thomas Jr. Amon), Ontario; Carol (Mrs. Maurice Doucet), Plympton; stepdaughter, Carol Hanson, Hillgrove; sons, John, Doucetteville; Larry, Plympton; stepsons, Arnold, Doucetteville; John, Brighton, Digby Co.; sisters, Jean (Mrs. Roy Comeau), Hillgrove; Mildred, Weymouth; Blanche Melanson, Grace Whenover, both of Ontario; Margarite Amero, Plympton Station; brothers, Ralph, Ontario; Raymond, Gifford, both of Plympton; Ernest, Weymouth North; Emmith, Parker's Cove, Annapolis Co.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Laura; daughter in infancy; sisters, Mary, Evelyn, Annie Reta and Catherine; brothers, Harry and Charlie; granddaughter, Kimberley. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, with prayers at 8 p.m., both in Jayne's Funeral Home, Weymouth North. Funeral service 10 a.m. Monday in Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Father Larry Pitcher officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations to Islandview Terrace, Digby.
ANTONICK, John Robert "Tony" - 77, of Dartmouth, passed away June 8, 2001 at the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Montreal, he was the son of the late John and Helen Antonick. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Catherine "Kay" (Currie); son, John (Tammy), Dartmouth; Peter (Peggy), Dartmouth; sisters, Dorothy, Dartmouth; Bea, Hamilton; several nieces and nephews; grandchildren, Paige and Rickson. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, Dartmouth. Private family memorial service to take place at a later date. Donations to a charity of choice.
BAILEY, Violet Mae - 93, of Maple Street, Hilden, formerly of Tatamagouche Mountain, passed away June 8, 2001, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Halifax, December 6, 1907, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Bessie (Crooks) Townsend. Violet always remembered her 10th birthday in Halifax, because it happened on the day of the Halifax Explosion. She is survived by sons, Donald (Huguette), Larder Lake, Ont.; Henry (Sharon), Earltown; daughters, Mary (Burton) Starratt, Hilden; Kathleen (Kelsey) MacRae, North River; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Hugh; brothers, Albert, Fred, James. Visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Rev. Morley Bentley officiating. Burial in Tatamagouche Mountain Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Tatamagouche Mountain United Church or a charity of choice.
DOUCET, Jean - 88, of Halifax, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2001, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Inverness, Cape Breton, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Brasset. She was a graduate of the Halifax Infirmary School of Nursing. She was a long-time member of St. Stephen's Parish, Halifax. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by daughter, Anne Sellar, Bedford; son, Robert and wife Jackie, Halifax; grandson, Paul Doucet, Halifax; granddaughter, Julie Doucet, Ottawa; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Philip; son, Richard and son-in-law, Graham Sellar. Visitation from 7-9 p.m. today in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral mass 1 p.m. Monday, June 11 in St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church, Normandy Drive, Rev. Donald Boudreau officiating. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville (immediate family only). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
BEAVER, Howard Leigh - 85, of Halifax, passed away June 7, 2001 at the Veterans Memorial Building. He was born in Sheet Harbour. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in Italy with the Militia. He is survived by wife, Jean (O'Brian); step-sons, William, BC; David, Ont; Peter, Halifax; three sisters; one niece; one nephew; several grandchildren. Visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive. Graveside service will take place 10 a.m. Thursday in Oakridge Memory Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.
FARMER, George Arthur - 76, of 12 Minto St., passed away June 8, 2001, in Glace Bay Healthcare Complex. He is survived by companion, Lila Poirier; daughters, Shirley Borden, Sydney; Mary Croxen, Glace Bay; Rita Farmer, Glace Bay; Joyce Farmer, Halifax; sons, Gordon "Jake", David, Glace Bay; Raymond "Boo", New Brunswick; brother, Frederick, Shelburne; 24 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Elsie Brewster; son, George; sisters, Catherine, Rita; brother, Arthur. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Monday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Leo's Church, Rev. Paul McGillvray officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
HARRISON, Jean Elizabeth - passed away June 8, 2001, in Dartmouth General Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Howard and Vivian (McKenzie) Pettipas. She is survived by daughters, Susan Davis, Michelle Walsh (Bruce), Dartmouth; June Labrador (Bob), Eastern Passage; grandchildren, Kelly Davis, Steven Davis, Alberta; Niki Davis, Courtney Walsh, Dartmouth; Mike Labrador, Halifax; Tracy Labrador, Bolder, Colorado; great-grandchildren, Victoria, Alberta; Tyler, Dartmouth; brother, Frank Pettipas, Dartmouth. Visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Dartmouth Funeral Home, Queen Street, Dartmouth. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 11, 2001 in Immaculate Conception Church, Father Andrew Rembarczyk officiating. Reception to follow at 8 Maple Drive, Eastern Passage. Family flowers only by request, in lieu, memorial donations may be made to the Dartmouth General Palliative Care or Children's Cancer Camp.
MacDONALD, Alexander - 88, of New Haven, Victoria Co., passed away peacefully June 8, 2001, in Buchanan Memorial Health Complex, Neil's Harbour. Born in New Haven, he was a son of the late Alexander and Elizabeth (Budge) MacDonald. He was an adherent of St. Peter's Presbyterian Church, Neil's Harbour and was a veteran of the Second World War. He was also a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 85, Neil's Harbour. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Edna (Rogers) MacDonald; sons, Roger, New Haven; Dennis (Linda), Ingonish Beach; daughters, Sandra, Halifax; Jean (Don), Neil's Harbour; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Pius and sister-in-law, Florence. He was predeceased by his sister, Violet and brothers Claude and Charles. Funeral Service will be held 2 p.m. today, June 10, 2001 in St. Peter's Church, Rev. Chris McCann officiating. Burial under the direction of Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Buchanan Memorial Hospital or North of Smokey Palliative Care Society.
MacLEAN, Sadie "Sally" - 66, of Englishtown, Victoria Co., passed away June 7, 2001, at the family residence in Englishtown. Born in Englishtown, she was a daughter of the late Allan and Annie (Urquhart) MacLean. She was a member of St. Marks Presbyterian Church, Englishtown. Sally resided in Massachusetts and Florida for many years, where she worked as a practical nurse and pastry chef. She was well-known locally for her creative cake making ability. Her many talents included quilt making, interior decorating and gardening. She was a member of the South Haven Weavers and Victoria Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by sister, Peggy (Mrs. Ralph Baker), Newburgh, Ont.; sisters-in-law, Margie MacLean, Sydney; Margaret MacLean, Cape Dauphin; nieces, Kathy MacIntosh, Sally MacDonald, Baddeck; Carol MacAulay, Millville; nephews, Jeffrey, Vincent and Richard Baker, Ontario; Allan MacLean, Falmouth; Buddy MacLean, Sydney. She was predeceased by brothers, Arnold, Buddy, Dan Edward, Alla and Robert. Funeral 3 p.m. today, June 10, 2001 in St. Marks Presbyterian Church, Englishtown, Rev. Lloyd Murdock officiating. Burial will be held in Bayview Cemetery. Family flowers only by request, in lieu, memorial donations may be made to St. Marks Presbyterian Church or Hospice Society of Victoria County. Arrangements entrusted to MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck.
MCGEE, Margaret Louise - 85, of Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of Merigomish, passed away Friday, June 8, 2001 in the Villa. Born in Little Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Stewart and Jessie Loretta (Wilson) Reid. She was a member of St. Andrews Roman Catholic Church, Egerton and St. Anns C.W.L., Thorburn. She is survived by daughters, Bertha ''Penny'' Gaudet, Merigomish; Sheila (William) MacDonald, Ardness; Jean McGee, Antigonish; sons, J. Frank (Marsha), Linacy; Jack (Sandra), Merigomish; Pat (Maria), Toronto; Mike (Peggy), Sutherlands River; Dennis (Gail), Churchville; sisters, Willena Martin, New Glasgow; Ann (Herb) Cormie, Truro; Jean (Jack) Morrison, Kimberly, BC; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank; brothers, James, George and Morton; great-grandson, Conor Phillips. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 11, 2001 in St. Andrews Roman Catholic Church with Father Robert Day officiating. Interment will be in St. Andrews Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to charity of choice.
MATHESON, Jess - 79, of Big Harbour, Victoria Co., passed away Monday, January 22, 2001, in Alderwood Rest Home, Baddeck. Born in Big Harbour, he was a son of the late Alexander and Mabel (Parsons) Matheson. He was a member of Glen Valley United Church, St. Anns, Victoria Co. He is survived by brothers, Lloyd, Baddeck; Alexander, Sydney; Alfred, Alberta; several nieces and nephews; grand-nieces and grand-nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Josephine; brothers, Murray, Robert, Donald, Murdock and Henry. A memorial service was held Wednesday, January 24, 2001 in MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck, Rev. Louis Ihasz officiated. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. today, June 10, in Harbourview Cemetery, St. Anns.
MURRAY, Miss Elizabeth Scott - 88, of Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Munroe St., Trenton passed away Friday, June 8, 2001 in the Manor. Born in Little Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Andrew Scott and Amanda (Allan) Murray. She was a member of First United Church, Trenton. She is survived by sisters, Christene MacKay, Annie Brown, Doris Harris, all of Trenton; Ethel Marshall, Valley View Villa, Riverton; sister-in-law, Christine Murray, New Glasgow; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Alice Fraser, Nina Fraser; brother, Jack. Visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow from where funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2001 with Rev. James Chisholm officiating. Interment will be in Church Brook Cemetery, Little Harbour. Donations in her memory may be made to First United Church, Trenton.
OICKLE, Pearl Arlene - 81, of Bridgewater, passed away June 8, 2001, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Hebbs Cross, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Alfreda (Smicer) Sarty. She is survived by her daughters, Shirley and husband Donald Allen, Judy Oickle, all of Bridgewater; granddaughter, Ann-Marie and husband Brad Walker, Coldbrook; great-grandchildren, Daniel and Crystal; sister, Ruby Slauenwhite, Hebbs Cross. She was predeceased by her husband, Wallace; sons, Carrol and Bernard; sister, Beatrice Kaulback; brother, Arthur. Visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Sweeny's Funeral Chapel, Bridgewater. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 11, 2001 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Bridgewater, Rev. James Slack Jr. officiating. Interment to follow in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater, with a reception following in the church hall. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or the family.
PUBLICOVER, Edith Marion - of Halifax, passed away June 7, 2001 in Lucasville as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Born in Port aux Basques, Nfld, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Beatrice (Grant) Martin. She loved to make finger puppets and donated them to the Cobequid Multi Purpose Centre for the children. She was the last remaining member of her immediate family. Surviving are daughter, Elizabeth Publicover, Lower Sackville; son, Michael (Elaine), Wentzell Lake; grandson, Phillip. She was predeceased by her husband, Michael; brothers, John and Charles; sister, Ethel. Cremation has taken place. Visitation from 7-9 p.m. Monday at 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax. Memorial service 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at St. Philip's Anglican Church, Halifax, Rev. Duanne Tanswell officiating assisted by Rev. Ron Cutler and Rev. Dr. Wrenfred Bryant. Burial will be in St. Barnabas Cemetery, Blanford. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to St. Philip's Anglican Church, Christian Blind Mission International or charity of choice.
SLAUNWHITE, Edward Joseph "Skid" - 48, passed away Friday, June 8, 2001 at the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Halifax, he was a son of Clara and the late Edward Joseph Slaunwhite. He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Misener); daughter, Julie Baker (Kenneth), Porter's Lake; son, David, at home; brothers, William (Sharon), Porter's Lake; Charles, Indiana, USA; sister, Linda Gaudet (Eloi), Fall River. He was predeceased by brothers, David, Douglas and James. He was employed at IMP, Hanger 3, Halifax International Airport for 30 years. He was a loving husband and father and a friend to all. He has been a blessing in our lives and will be missed dearly. Cremation has taken place. Visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. A memorial service will be 10:30 Monday, June 11, 2001 in St. Anslens Road Church, West Chezzetcook. Interment to follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens.
KILPATRICK, Alma Isabel - Tatamagouche, formerly of Truro, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2001. There will be no service or visitation by request. Burial in Watson Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home.
ROGERS, Dexter Lemuel - 93, of Grand View Manor, Berwick, formerly of Centreville, Kings Co., passed away Thursday, June 7, 2001, in the manor. Born in Blomidon, Kings Co., he was a son of the late Moore and Cora (Thorpe) Rogers. He was a retired farmer, having been the recipient of the Golden Apple Award in 1968. He was a member of Centreville Baptist Church. He is survived by his daughters, Anne (Mrs. Eric Bezanson), Dartmouth; Nancy (Mrs. Lorris Keizer), Antigonish; sons, Paul and wife Sylvia, Centreville; Michael and wife Darlene, Hammonds Plains, Halifax Co.; sisters, Maude (Mrs. Reginald Hazel), Windsor, Hants Co.; Mrs. Myrtle Coffill, Blomidon; brother, Gerald and wife Pansy, Blomidon; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Evans Gillis, Pugwash; foster sons, Kelvin and Gary Ward, Weldon Best and Jeffrey Smith. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Jennie Harris; daughter, Cora Gillis; brother, Clayton. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today, June 10, 2001 in Centreville Baptist Church, Rev. Marc Potvin and Rev. Gerald Zinck officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Lakeville, Kings Co. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to Centreville Baptist Church. Arrangements entrusted to W.C. Hiltz Funeral Parlour, Kentville.
SPEARS, Mary Anne - 81, of Port Hood, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2001, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born in Mabou, she was a daughter of the late William and Letticia (Day) MacNeil. She was a member of St. Peter's Church, Port Hood. She is survived by daughters, Evelyn (John Neil) Matheson, Quesnel, B.C.; Barbara Burke, Port Hood; Georgina (Vernon) MacDonald, Medicine Hat, Alta.; son, Charlie, Toronto; sisters, Flo (Jim) MacNeil, Whitby, Ont.; Cathy (Alex) MacNeil, Whitby, Ont.; Anne Tisseman, Toronto; Veronica Beaton, Westville; Alice (Danny) Cotie, Halifax; brother, Bill (Beverly), Antigonish; 20 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, George; son, Raymond; sister, Peggy; brothers, Charlie, Neil, George, Jim. Funeral service 1 p.m. today, June 10, 2001 in St. Peter's Church, Port Hood, Rev. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment in St. Stephen's Cemetery under the direction of Inverness Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Paraplegic Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
TOWNSEND, Donald Mackay - 72, of Mill Cove, passed away June 8, 2001, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Pasadena, Calif., he was a son of the late Gerald and Grace Townsend. Donald was retired from D.N.D and was an avid C.B. radio operator. He is survived by son, Timothy, Southwest Cove; daughter, Deborah McTigue, Kingston, Ont.; grandchildren, Jennifer, Chad, Damian and Jordan. He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley; son, Peter; brother, Keweth. Visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, Hubbards. Funeral arrangements incomplete. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.