BARRON, Sylvester "Ses" "Gramp" - 78, Ingonish Beach, passed away April 20,1999 in Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Neils Harbour. Born in Ingonish Harbour, he was a son of the late George and Bridget (Whitty) Barron. He was a member of St. Peter's Parish, Ingonish, and a former member of Holy Name Society. He was a veteran of the Second World War and a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 91, Ingonish Beach. He was a retired employee of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Surviving are his wife, the former Ruby Dupe; daughters, Patsy Whitty, Ingonish; Bernadette MacDonald, Ontario; Teresita Demeyere, Dominion; Ruby Ann Murray, Charlottetown; Melinda Barron, Dartmouth; son, Barry, Ingonish; David, Toronto; George, Dominion; sisters, Kathleen, Deloris, Mary, all of Sydney; Isabell, Ontario; brothers, Percy, Arichat; Leo, Sanford, Ontario; 21 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by sister, Evangeline; brothers, Walter, Ervin, Cornelous, Eugene; two grandchildren. Arrangements have been entrusted to Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home, Ingonish. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, April 23, St. Peter's Church, Rev. John Morrison officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
BATEMAN, Mary S. - 98, Northside Guest Home, formerly of 13 Regent St., North Sydney, passed away April 21, 1999 in the home. Born in Rose Blanche, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Harriet Hatcher. She was a member of St. Matthew Westley United Church, North Sydney. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are son, Melvin, North Sydney; daughter, Ruth Smith, Mississauga, Ont.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry C.; sons, Nelson, Sidney, Alexander. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in W. J. Dooley Funeral Home and Chapel, Rev. David Hann officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew Wesley United Church or any charity.
BOUDREAU, Mary Josephine - 94, Petit-de-Grat, Richmond Co., passed away April 20, 1999 at St. Anne Centre, Arichat. Born in Petit-de-Grat, she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Emilie (Boudreau) Sampson. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are daughter, Mrs. Yvonne Samson, Petit-de-Grat; son, Leon Boudreau, Petit-de-Grat; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Jean; daughters, Marjorie, Annette in infancy; sisters, Philomène, Sabine Rose, Clara, Alma, Clemence, Elizabeth, Mary Louise; brothers, Alexander, Fred. Arrangements have been entrusted to C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. today, April 23 in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Petit-de-Grat, Rev. Yvan Loignon officiating. Burial to follow in Star of the Sea Cemetery, Petit-de-Grat. Memorial donations may be made to Star of the Sea Cemetery fund.
BRADY, Lillian Lavine - Died peacefully on April 21, 1999, in the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Baker Settlement, she was a daughter of the late Florence (Fancy) Woodworth and Charles Woodworth. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Harry. She is survived by, much loved and missed by son, John; daughter, Mary Ann and husband Mike Gibbons, London, Ont.; adored by her grandchildren, Andy (Lori), London; Casey, Toronto; Jennifer, Jillian and Matthew, Bridgewater. Sadly missed by her only sister, Edith (Mrs. Harry Pernette); nephews, Robert (Shirley) Pernette; nieces, Sheila (Reg) Goldsmith; uncles, Dana Fancy (Beatrice), Auburndale; Russell Fancy, Worchester, Mass., and aunt, Margaret Lucas, Calgary, Alta., along with many dear friends. She will be remembered for her lifelong contributions to St. Paul's Lutheran Church on the altar guild, as a Sunday School teacher, longtime choir member, past president and active member of the East Side Ladies Aid. In addition, she held a lifetime interest in the Bridgewater Curling Club as both a curler and social convener. Lillian spent many years as organizer of the hospital gift shop volunteers. She was a vice-president of H. W Brady Ltd., and a former ballroom dancing teacher and a Brownie Leader. Visitation will be at Sweeny's Funeral Chapel, Bridgewater, on Friday, April 23, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 24, in St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Interment at Brookside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
COMEAU, Jules J. - 90, Villa Acadienne, Meteghan, Digby Co., formerly of St. Jospeh, passed away April 20, 1999 in the villa. Born in St. Joseph, he was a son of the late Joseph and Beatrice (Doucet) Comeau. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Surviving are his wife, the former Bernadette Melanson, Villa Acadienne; daughters, Celeste Robichaud, St. Joseph; Cecile Comeau, Antigonish; three grandchildren; a great-granddaughter. He was predeceased by brothers, Marius, Felix, Arno, Ulysse, Philip, Pius, Camille, Andre; sisters, Estelle, Celeste, Therese. Arrangments have been entrusted to Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. today, April 23, in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Concession, Rev. Clovis Chiasson officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church fund.
DOREY, Clifford Arthur - 80, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully Wednesday April 21, 1999 in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Saint John, NB, he was a son of the late Charles and Rose (Stark) Dorey. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 21 years and then worked for Matthew Conveyor until his retirement. He was a life member of Centennial Legion, Branch 160; life member of the Royal Antediludian Order of Buffalos, Harbour Lodge 53; member of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Nova Scotia, John Albro Branch 122; member of the Supreme Council the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry; president of Lake Loon Seniors Club and a member of the Emmanuel Anglican Church, Dartmouth. Surviving are his wife, the former Dorothy M. Moore; daughters, Rosemary (Mike) Smith, Eastern Passage; Cheryll (Stewart) Cameron, Lower Sackville; Kathleen (Jack) Drummond, Dartmouth; sister, Helen Ross, Hampton, NB; brother, Norman (Ann), Surrey, BC; grandchldren, Charles, Craig, Clifford, Shawna, Mark, Scott and Karla; six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by sister, Dorothy and son, Charles. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth, visitation will be from 2-4, 7-9 p.m.today, April 23. Masonic service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, funeral and legion service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, April 24, in the funeral home chapel, Rev. Dennis Walsh officiating. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, with a reception to follow in Centennial Legion, Branch 160, Main St., Dartmouth. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of choice.
GILBERT, Frederick A. - 70, of West Brook, Cumberland County passed away Thursday, April 22, 1999, at home. Born in Harrison Settlement, he was the son of the late Chester and Irene (Michelson) Gilbert. He was a retired lumberman and farmer having worked for C.E. Harrison & Sons Ltd., Davison Farms, Hanna Farms and Ray Smith Farms. He was also employed for the Municipality of Cumberland at the Southampton Transfer Station. He is survived by sisters, Pearl Quinn, Springhill; Bernice Brown, Moncton; Phyllis Simmons, Amherst; Lauretta Morris, West Brook; brothers, Kenneth, Springhill; George, Gordon, both of West Brook; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Vera. Visitation will be held from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, April 23, funeral service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m., both in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Robert Richmond officiating. Burial in the West Brook Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
HARRIS, Hilda Marjorie - 97, Armview Estates, Halifax, passed away April 21, 1999. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Richard Vinecove and Hannah (Calloway) Harris. She attended St. Patrick's Girls' School and was a charter member of St. Patrick's Alumni Association. She was a longtime member of the Children of Mary and the ladies auxiliary of St. Jospeh's Orphanage. For over 30 years, she was a stenographer with John Strachan Co. Ltd. She enjoyed writing poetry. Surviving are sister, Mrs. Elsie Connors, Moncton; two nieces and two nephews. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. today, April 23, in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery.
HILL, Glenda Naomi - 83, of Dykeland Lodge, Windosr, and formerly of Summerville, Hants Co., passed away April 22, 1999 at the lodge. Born in Bramber, Hants Co., she was a daughter of the late Sherman and Dorothy (Crossley) Lake. She enjoyed travelling and going to dances with her husband. Surviving are two sisters, Waneta Morton, East Stewiacke; Marilyn Wile, Windsor; one brother, Nolan; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, John Clifford; one brother, Gerald; one sister, Mercia Deal. Visitation will be held from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, April 23 in Lindsay Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King St., where service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel, Rev. Garnet Parker officiating. Burial to follow in Loyal Hill Cemetery, Summerville. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
LAING, Shirley Ruth - 63, of Milton, Queens County, passed away Thursday, April 22, 1999 in the Queens General Hospital, Liverpool. Born in Milton, she was the daughter of the late J. Claude and Ruth (Rhyno) Martin. She worked for a number of years at F.W. Woolworth in Dartmouth. She was an avid gardner and a member of the Milton Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, and grandmother, and will be missed by all. She is survived by her husband, Albert; a daughter, Lori, Liverpool; sons, George, Charleston; David, Dawson Creek, BC; Robert, Liverpool; sisters, Gail Rector, Truro; June Hirtle, Brooklyn; brother, Clyde, Milton; four grandchildren. The funeral home will be available to family and friends for visitation Sunday, April 25, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Monday, April 26, from the Milton Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, Rev. Neil Bergman officiating. Interment will be in the Milton Community Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association, or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool.
MacDOUGALL, Edith May - 102, Dartmouth, passed away April 20, 1999 in Ocean View Manor. Born in Milton, Queens Co., she was a daughter of the late William R. and Evelyn (Wallace) MacEwen. Although born in Milton, she and her family lived in Montreal before returning to West Gore, Hants Co., at age 15. She became a school teacher and homemaker, and a mother of seven children. The family relocated to Dartmouth in 1949. Her life was dedicated to others in family, community and church work. She was a charter member of Wyndholme Christian Church. Surviving are daughters, Winna Smith, Clementsvale; Gwen Lefton, Dartmouth; sons, John, Kentville; Frank, Enfield; Malcolm, Kenneth, Dartmouth; 20 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren. She was predceased by her husband, Munroe; daughter, Rhoda Menmuir; sister, Muriel Johnson. Visitation will be held from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Saturday in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Portland Street, Dartmouth. Funeral service to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in West Gore Church of Christ (Disciples), Rev. Marion Lloy and Agnus MacDonald officiating. Burial in West Gore Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society or Wyndholme Christian Church memorial fund.
PICCOTT, Wesley - 86, Head of Chezzetcook, Halifax Co., passed away Tuesday April 20, 1999 at home. Born in Piccaire, Nfld., he was a son of the late Walter and Sarah (Coombs) Piccott. He moved to Halifax in 1941, and worked as a shipwright in the Halifax shipyard for 34.5 years. Surviving are his wife, the former Lucy Simms; daughters, Dorothy (Douglas) Thomas, Sheffield Mills, Kings Co.; Vivian Laybolt, Yarmouth; Sarah (Wayne) Offord, Napanee, Ont.; Ruby, Saint John, NB; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers and three sisters. Arrangements have been entrusted to Rowling's Funeral Home, Musquodoboit Harbour. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m today, April 23 in St. Barnabas Church, Head of Chezzetcook, Rev. David Garett officiating. Burial in the church cemetery in Conrod Settlement. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.
PERRY, Muriel Kathleen - 79, Smokey Drive, Lower Sackville, passed away April 22, 1999 in the New Halifiax Infirmary, QEII. Born August 21, 1919, in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late James Albert and Maria (Leblanc) Martin. She was an affiliate of Saint John Vianney Roman Catholic Church. She enjoyed knitting and bingo. Surviving are daughters, Shirley Murphy, Lower Sackville; Delores Bezanson, Wellington; sons, Allan Murphy, Windsor; Raymond Murphy, Brooklyn; Bill Murphy, Beaver Bank; Tommy Martin, Calgary; John Perry, Wayne Perry, Steven Perry, Kenneth Martin, all of Sackville; sister, Emma, Armview Estates; brother, Bernard Martin, Halifax; many grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Daniel Joseph Murphy; second husband, Wilson Perry; many brothers and sisters. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. today, April 23, and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, all in Atlantic Funeral Home, Lower Sackville. Funeral 10 a.m. Monday, in Saint John Vianney Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Gerald David officiating. Reception to follow at the home of her granddaughter Michelle Lyon, 738 Avondale Rd., Hants County. Burial 3 p.m Tuesday in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or West Hants Ground Search and Rescue, Box 654 Windsor, NS, BON 2T0
REID, Dorothy Irene - 82, Gulf Shore, Cumberland Co., passed away April 21, 1999 in North Cumberland Memorial Hospital, Pugwash. Born in Belmont, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Viola (Madill) O'Connell. She was a graduate of Normal College in Truro and began a teaching career that spanned a total of 35 years. She taught school in Pugwash and surrounding areas and was principle of Pugwash Elementary School for a total of 16 years. She was an adherent of St. John's Presbyterian Church, Pugwash, and a member of the Presbyterian Ladies Aid. She enjoyed knitting, sewing and reading. Surviving are daughters, Carol Reid, Charlottetown; Marilyn and husband Ron Grinham, Bedford; Linda and husband Walter Sommerfeldt, Freelton, Ont.; son, Peter and wife Diane, Gulf Shore; grandchildren, Stephen, Carmen, Tracey, Chris, Craig, Peter Jr., Mark, Roxanne; great-grandchildren, Rianne, Evan; several niees and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Peter; a sister, Frances; brother, Frank. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, April 23 in Mundle's Funeral Home, Pugwash, Rev. H. Martyn VanEssen officiating. Burial will be in Waugh Cemetery, Gulf Shore. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation, Waugh Cemetery or a charity of choice.
SCOTT, Marjorie Mary - 87, Middleton, passed away April 19, 1999 in Mountain Lea Lodge, Bridgetown. Born in Charlottetown, PEI, she was a daughter of the late John M. and Pearl A. (Spinney) Roop. She was an Abbie Sister, played hockey and baseball in Charlottetown. She was a member of St. James Presbyterian Church, Charlottetown, and was active with the Girl Guides of Canada. Surviving are her husband, Donald; sons, Donald, Bridgetown; J. Stuart, Dartmouth; sister, Joan Cobb, Charlottetown; brother, John D. Roop, Falls Church, Va.; grandchildren, Craig, Donald and Melita; great granddaughter, Caitlyn. Memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, in Warren T. Roop Funeral Home, Middleton, Rev. Ewen Moase officiating. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Middleton. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association.
STEWART, Olive - 87, Westside Villa and formerly of 3 Hayward Court, Truro, passed away April 20, 1999 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Lower Onslow, she was a daughter of the late Homer and Matilda (Dingle) Taylor. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She resided in Truro for the past several years. She is survived by daughters, Geraldine, Carolyn and Audrey, all of Ontario; sons, Beldon, Truro; Ralph, Charles and Harold, all of Ontario. She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel; daughter, Phyllis; sons, William, Glen, Raymond and Cecil; sisters, Lillian MacLean and Muriel Mooring; brothers, Peter and William Taylor. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. today, April 23, in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev. Janet Blois officiating. Burial will be in Blackmore Memorial Cemetery, Upper North River. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation, or to a charity of choice.