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NOVA SCOTIA - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 24

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Tuesday, 18 March 2008, at 3:56 p.m.

BATES, Jessie "Louise" - 77, of Halifax, passed away February 24, 2000 at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, VG Site. Born in Pictou Co., NS, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Mary (Boudreau) MacLean. She was secretary of the Northern Lights Senior Citizens Club. She will be remembered and sadly missed by her son, Kevin Bates (Kathie), Halifax; daughters, Barbara Bates (Serge Joncas), Ottawa; Carole Thompson (Reg), New Glasgow; Brenda Chiasson (Henry), Cole Harbour; Karen Martin (Luc Ruest) and Cathy Parker (Frank); sister, Jean Osborne (Charlie); brother, George MacLean (Mary), all of Halifax; 12 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Monday, in St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church, Normandy Dr., Halifax, with Rev. Donald Boudreau officiating. Burial will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at the QEII, VG Site.

BERNARD, Donald John - 39, Waycobah, passed away Monday, February 21, 2000, in Waycobah. Born in Baddeck, he was a son of the late Jacob and Bertha (Goo Goo) Bernard. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Parish, Waycobah. He is survived by his wife, the former Sandra Ann Goo Goo; daughters, Alichia, Cecelia and Sondra, all at home; sons, Desmond and Diamond, both at home; sisters, Mary (Mrs. Joe Johnson), Eskasoni; Catherine Toney, Waycobah; Jessie Francis, Eskasoni; brothers, Martin and Noel, both of Waycobah; Bertram, Eskasoni; 10 nieces and seven nephews; two grand-nephews. Also surviving are foster parents, Levi and Bridget Denny, Eskasoni; five foster sisters and four foster brothers. He was predeceased by sister, Cecelia Bernard and nephew, Jason Johnson. Funeral mass at 11a.m. on Saturday, in the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Waycobah, Rev. Bernie MacDonald officiating. Burial in parish cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Whycocomagh.

BLUNDON, Jason Derek - 28, Dutch Brook, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born and raised in Dutch Brook, he was a son of Ronald and Marie (Walker) Blundon. Jason was a graduate of Riverview Rural High School in 1990 and attended UCCB in 1991. He obtained an Industrial Welding Course in 1999. He is survived by four brothers, Danny (Susie), Halifax; Billy (Arlene), Barrie, Ont.; Warren (Natalie), Marion Bridge; and Blair (Willena), Cape North; one niece, Gillian; and six nephews, Daniel, Mathew, Cory, Carl, Spencer, and Kevin; and also two god children. Jason was an avid fisher and hunter who loved nature. He was a kind and generous brother, uncle, son, and nephew to all. He will be sadly missed by all family and friends. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel today 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday 2 p.m. with Rev. Fraser MacDonald officiating. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice.

BUTLER, Clasina "Tina" - 82, of Halifax, passed away February 23, 2000 in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Infirmary Site. Born in The Hague, she was the daughter ofthe late Cornelis and Clasina (Jol) Vrolijk. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her son, LeRoy, Halifax. Cremation has taken place.

CAULFIELD, James Matthias (Jim) - 89, of Gables Lodge, Amherst, and formerly of Southampton, N.S., passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2000 in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late James and Catherine (McGillvary) Caulfield. Jim spent most of his business years in the banking profession and operating a car dealership in Truro, N.S. before going to the United States for a period of time. His retirement years were spent in Southampton, N.S. He is survived by a sister, Agnes Rice of Halifax; and a brother, Dan of Truro; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Gladys Margaret Ward and a son Ward; brothers, Jack, Walter, Tom and Peter; sisters, Teresa (Tee), Frances (Fran) and Mary. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill. Memorial Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 26, 2000 in the St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Springhill, with Father Patrick Cosgrove officiating. Burial will take place in the Robie Street Cemetery, Truro, N.S. at a later date. Donations to any charity would be appreciated.

CHANDLER, Daly Joseph - 79, Little Brook, Digby Co., passed away February 23, 2000, in the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Hectanooga, he was a son of the late Thomas "Tom" and Marguerite "Maggie" (Deveau) Chandler. He was a 3rd degree Knights of Columbus Conseil Sigogne, 6348 Comeauville. He worked for C.P. Rail for over 25 years. Surviving are his wife, Paulette (Melanson); sons, Andre, Little Brook; Richard "Ricky" Saulnierville; daughters, Christine Boudreau, Saulnierville; Colette Leblanc, Saulnierville; Sheila Robicheau, Dartmouth; brothers, Augustus "Gus", Meteghan Station; James "Jimmy", Hectanooga; sister, Adele Robichaud, Meteghan; 10 grandchildren. He was predeceased by son, Clyde; brothers, John, George; sisters, Celeste Maillet, Estelle Saulnier, Therese. Funeral 3 p.m. today in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Church Point, Rev. Yvon Dionne officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to The Lung Association.

DAVIES, Doris Mary - 88, of Halifax, passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at Melville Lodge, Halifax. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late William and Emojean Ward. She was an active member of St. Stephen's Church and C.W.L. She was also a member Needham P.C. Party. Nanny enjoyed travelling, dancing and playing cards, attending Neptune Theatre with her granddaughter, Christine. Nanny will be missed by her family, extended family, all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Surviving are son, Robert and wife, Dorothy, Halifax; William and wife, Annette, Ottawa; son-in-law, Robert Houlihan and wife, Agnes, Halifax; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur George; daughter, Marion Houlihan; brother, Gerald "Bud" Ward. Her remains are resting in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax with visitations 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, February 25. Funeral mass will be 9 a.m. Saturday, February 26, in St. Stephen's Church, Rev. Don Boudreau officiating with interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

DODGE, Relindes (Lindy) J. - 86, Dartmouth, passed away February 21, 2000 in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, VG Site. Born in Bruno, Sask., she was a daughter of the late Bernard and Emma Knoke. Lindy was raised in Prince Albert, moving to Nova Scotia in the early 1940's. She was a lifetime member of the Dartmouth Curling Club, and an active member of Emmanual Anglican Church. She is survived by her husband of sixty years, Paul Cleveland Dodge; brothers, Larry, Moncton, N.B.; Walter, Victoria, B.C.; David, Prince Albert, Sask.; sisters, Eleanor MacPherson, Calgary, Alta.; Helen Dawson, Prince Albert, Sask.; Delores Jones, Prince Albert, Sask.; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Alphonse and Herman. Funeral service will be held today, February 25, at 2 p.m., in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. Reverend Dennis Walsh officiating. Burial to follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, with a reception to follow in the funeral home. Donations may be made to the charity of choice.

DONALDSON, Christina Niven - 96, Dartmouth, passed away February 23, 2000 in Fairview Villa, Halifax. Born in New Delhi, India, she was a daughter of the late David and Christina (Niven) Laburn of Scotland. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are daughters, Norma of Calgary, and Marion and husband, Tom, of Dartmouth; son, John and wife, Janet, of Vancouver; many nieces and nephews some of whom reside in the U.S.; 7 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Norman; brother, David; sisters, Bella, Helen and Annie. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday, in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Dartmouth, Rev. Sandra Carruthers officiating. Burial at a later date in Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal. Donations may be made to Stairs Memorial United Church, or charity of choice.

EVANS, Darrell Clair - 46, of Halifax, formerly of Chimney Corner, Inverness Co., passed away February 19, 2000 in the V.G. Site, QEII. Born in Cheticamp, he was a son of Clara (Newton) Evans, Inverness Co., and the late Dean Evans. He was a long-time owner and operator of Evans Coal Mine Limited and most recently owned and operated Darrell's Convenience Store, Halifax. He was a graduate of St. Mary's University, a member of the Masons and of Calvin United Church, Margaree Harbour. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. Surviving are daughter, Tracey, Ottawa; son, Dean, Halifax; brother, Gary, St. Rose, Inverness Co.; three nephews; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and one very special friend, Stacia. He was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Richard and Marion; paternal grandparents, George and Mary; his wife, the former, Marion Gillis; brothers, Bradley and Bryant. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax. Memorial service at a later date, in Margaree Harbour. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

FOGARTY, Connie Bridget - 49, 50 Carmichael Dr., Sydney River, passed away February 22, 2000, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in New Waterford, she was a daughter of the late Ambrose Bernard and Mary Catherine (MacLean) Currie. She received her undergraduate degree at Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, and later received a graduate degree in Special Education also in Halifax. Since graduating, she taught at various schools in Cape Breton Regional School Board and was teaching at Mountainview School, Howie Centre at the time of her illness. She was active in many church organizations including RCIA, Cursillo, Challenge Movements and was an active member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Sydney River. Surviving are her husband, Richard; son, David Joseph; sisters, Maryena Darby, Saint John, N.B; Colleen Newman, London, Ont.; Catherine MacLean, Sydney; brothers, Bernard, Saint John, N.B; James, Halifax; Lawrence, New Glasgow; many nieces and nephews; grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Byron, David. Funeral 2 p.m. today in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sydney River, Rev. Norman MacPhee officiating. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or palliative care.

FRASER, Hannah G. - 95, of Halifax, passed away February 21, 2000 in QEII Health Sciences Centre, VG Site. Born in Elgin Scotland, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Margaret Grant. She emigrated from Elgin, Scotland, 1990, she resided with her daughter, in Dartmouth until she moved to Northwood Centre, Halifax. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her daughter, Pegg (Mrs. Russell MacNevin); five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Duncan and daughter, Mary. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, February 26, in Northwood Centre Chapel, Rev. Jim Anderson officiating. No flowers by request, donations may be made to Northwood Foundation.

GREGOR, Ellen Louise - 92, Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford, a former resident of 430 Mahon Street, New Waterford, passed away quietly on Wednesday, February 23, 2000 in the Manor. Born in Dominion, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Adeline (McCulloch) Gregor. Ellen was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a member of Calvin United Church and the Eastern Star. She held many positions over the years with the Dominion Coal Company, Schwartz of New Waterford, McCurdy's and the Post Office. She was predeceased by sister, Georgina, brothers, Fred, Harry, William, Frank, Jack, Ralph and James. There will be no visitation, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in Calvin United Church on Sunday, February 27, 2000, at 2 p.m., Reverend Duncan Roach officiating. Burial in Gordon United Church Cemetery, Reserve. Memorials may be made to the Maple Hill Manor or Calvin United Church. Arrangements entrusted to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford.

HALE, Sarah Melinda "Lynn" - 78, South Main Street, Westville, passed away February 22, 2000, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, she was a daughter of the late Purvis and Elizabeth (Emery) MacDonald. A member of St. Paul United Church, she was a lifelong member of the St. Paul U.C.W., was a former leader of the C.G.I.T. She was a member of Murray Temple Pythian Sisters; Crystal Fountain Rebekah Lodge; Westville Heritage Group; was a past member of Westville School Board representing the Province of Nova Scotia. An accomplished poet and writer of special addresses, her writings were much appreciated by many who where retiring, enjoyed anniversaries, or celebrating special occasions. She was a retired employee of Sears Canada. She enjoyed embracing others in their time of trouble, offering a supporting hand. Surviving are sons, Tom (Jean), Lower Sackville; Bill (Muriel), Halifax; chosen son, Fred Hodder (Andrella), Westville; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Tom; sisters, Gladys Denoon, Ina Ferguson; brothers, William, Roderick MacDonald. Funeral 2 p.m. today in St. Paul United Church, Rev. Donald Sutherland officiating. Burial in Auburn Cemetery, Westville. Donations in her memory to St. Paul United Church or charity of choice.

HUMBER, Leslie Freeman - 68, Glendale Manor, 1 Smokey Drive, Lower Sackville, passed away Thursday, February 24, 2000, in the QEII, VG Site, Halifax. Born in Cornerbrook, Nfld, he was the son of the late James and Elsie (Chatman) Humber and stepfather, Walter Rideout. Leslie was a merchant marine for 15 years, taxi driver for 7 years and was self-employed to retirement. Leslie will always be remembered by family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn (Dwan) Humber; daughters, Elaine Humber, Hants Co.; Lydia, Loretta (Chris), both of Halifax; stepdaughters, Linda, Halifax; Nancy, Alberta; sons, Brian, Ricky, Dennis, Wade, all of Ontario; Steven, Darrel, both of Halifax; stepson, Wade, British Columbia; sister, Loretta Peddle, Newfoundland; 12 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and an aunt, Signa Manual, N.B. He was predeceased by his stepson, Reggie. Arrangements are entrusted to T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, 1216 Bedford Highway, Bedford. Funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday, February 26, 2000 at St. Ignatius Church, Bedford, Fr. David MacDonald officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Halifax.

LANE, Russell O. - Dartmouth, passed away February 22, 2000, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, VG Site. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Norman O. and Florence (Ferguson) Lane. Prior to his retirement, he served with the Halifax Fire Department for 31 years. He is survived by his wife, Irma (LaPierre); son, Scott, at home; sister, Anna Lane; brothers, Allan, Sackville; Philip, Vancouver; David, Las Vegas. He was predeceased by his sisters, Helen, Dorothy and Elizabeth; brothers, Ronald and Douglas. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, in J.A. Snow Funeral Snow, 2666 Windsor Street. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday, in St. Mark's Anglican Church, Archdeacon Sue Moxley officiating. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Lung Association or a charity of choice.

LEET, Holly - 64, Mira, formerly of Missassauga, passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2000, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Iron Bound Cove, N.B., he was the last surviving member of his immediate family, being predeceased by his parents, Harry and Beatrice Leet; sister, Shirley Bryan; and infant brother, David. Left to mourn his loss are his loving wife, JoAnn (nee Smith), (Ireland); daughter, Kim (Glenn) Esau and their 3 children, Amber, Sean and A.J.; niece "my second daughter" Colleen Rosenmeyer and her 5 boys; Aunt Jessie Judson, all of Mississauga; sister-in-law, Helen Smith, Brampton; father-in-law, Sid (Anne) Smith, Glace Bay; and his beloved pet, Midnight. Holly was a Tool and Die Maker by trade, working at Continental Can (Toronto) for 29 years, and from where he retired in 1991. He was an avid member of the Steelworker's Union (Local 4025) and was shop steward for 11 years for all trades - a position of which he was very proud. Holly was a superb five-pin bowler, belonging to Master Bowlers Association of Ontario. He was a member of Hellewells' All-Stars and the Toronto Mens' Majors for years. In 1992, he was inducted into the Five-Pin Bowlers Hall of Fame. In 1999, he was named 12th on the list of the best bowlers in Ontario over the last 100 years. He was named a member of the Bowlers Dream Team for the years 1945-1975. He also played Triple "A" Fastball (catcher) and senior hockey. He loved gardening and ice fishing in Cape Breton. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel today, March 3, at 5 p.m., followed by a memorial service at the chapel at 6 p.m.

MacDONALD, Katherine Christina - 90, of the Cove Guest Home, formerly of 853 George St., Sydney, passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at the Cove. Born in Glace Bay, Katherine was a daughter of the late Duncan and Christina (MacDonald) MacKenzie. She was a member of the First United Church, Sydney and the UCW. Katherine was a graduate of Addison & Gilbert Hospital, Boston, and a retired nurse. Katherine is survived by her sister, Vivian Miller, Sydney. She was predeceased by her husband, Ainslie; a sister, Grace Edwards; and a brother, Colin Kenzie. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel today, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Saturday, 10 a.m., with Rev. Doug Pilsworth officiating. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, Hornes Road. Memorials may be made to the First United Church.

MacDONALD, Mary Ann - 91, Orchard Villa, Antigonish, formerly of Morar, Antigonish Co., passed away February 22, 2000, in R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish. Born in Pleasant Valley, she was a daughter of the late Hugh and Mary Jane (MacDonald) Smith. She worked in housekeeping at St. Martha's Hospital and R. K. MacDonald Guest Home. She was a member of St. Ninian's Parish CWL. Surviving are daughters, Florence MacGillvray, New Glasgow; Kay MacLean, James River; Frances MacDonald, St. Andrews; Sally MacDonald, London, Ont.; sons, John H., Sarnia; Steve, Michigan; Don, Hamilton; Mike, Port Elgin, Ont.; Bill Corunna, Ontario; Lauchie, Maryvale; 25 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. She was predeceased by husband, John J.; sons, James, Blaise, Donald; daughter, Anne. Funeral 11 a.m. today in St. Ninians Cathedral, Rev. Will MacPherson officiating. Burial in St. George's Cemetery, Georgeville, in spring. Donations to R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home Foundation or St. George's Parish Building Fund, Georgeville.

MacLEAN, Cynthia Louise - 30, Dartmouth, passed away February 22, 2000 in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of Christina (MacNeil) and the late Joseph MacNeil. SHe was a graduate of Mount Saint Vincent University with a Bachelor of Arts. She was a member of St. James Church, a leader of Explorers, CGIT and vacation bible school. Surviving are her husband, Shawn; daughters, Meaghan Jean, Hannah Louise; son, Joseph Douglas; sister, Rose MacSween, Pipers Cove; Catherine Robson, Hinton, Alta.; Mary Demetri, Ontario; brothers, Joseph, Nicholas, Ben, all of Sydney; Michael, Edmonton; Mark, Calgary; Scott, Morinville, Alta.; Glen, Bellville, Ont. No visitation by request. Memorial service 2:30 p.m. Saturday, in St. James United Church, Rev. Bill Fraser and J. Austin Munroe officiating. Burial to follow at a later date at Christmas Island. Donations to St. James Church or a trust fund established for educational purposes for the children, Meaghan Jean, Joseph Douglas, Hannah Louise MacLean, set up at Scotia Bank 91-93 Portland Street, Dartmouth or any other Scotia Bank Branch.

MacNEIL, John Bernard - 61, 59 Glenda Crescent, Sydney, passed away February 21, 2000, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Donald John and Margaret (MacNeil) MacNeil, Glace Bay. He was a member of St. Anthony Daniel Parish, Sydney and KOC. He was a member of the N.S. Association of Social Workers and presently served on the Board of Howard House, was presently chairperson of Sydney Parkinson's Society. He was a past member of the Board of Kin Centre and was a past board member of Family Services. He was a child protection worker, Children's Aid Society, Halifax, then worked for Community Services, City of Dartmouth; City of Halifax as supervisor, Gottingen Street Welfare Office. Since 1971 he worked as parole officer in Sydney with Correctional Services of Canada. Surviving are wife, the former Judith Simms; daughter, Heather at home; sons, Kevin (Patricia), Halifax; Andrew (Dotti), Calgary; sisters, Leone Trainor, Courtice, Ont.; Eunice Cotť (Danny), Glace Bay; Jean Buckland (Lou), Sydney; brother, Eric, Port Morien. He was predeceased by sister-in-law, Colleen and mother and father-in-law, Cliff, Elizabeth Simms. Funeral 11 a.m. today in St. Anthony Daniel Church, Rev. Leo Boone officiating. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations to Canadian Diabetes Association, Parkinson's Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch or charity of choice.

NICHOLAS, Blossom A. - Halifax, passed away February 22, 2000, at home. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late George and Adelia (Lantz) Daniels. She was a member of St. James Anglican Church, Mahone Bay. She attended Maritime Business College on College St., Halifax and worked at the Royal Bank, George St., and Colwell Brothers Ltd., Barrington St. She is survived by daughter, Crystal (Mrs. Kenneth Kilvert), Halifax; son, Wayne (wife Allyson), Calgary, Alta.; four grandchildren; sister, Wilma, Ontario; brothers, Lloyd, Ontario; Hugh, California. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald; an infant son, Kent; grandson, Michael; sister, Margaret; brother, Raymond. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, where funeral will be Saturday, February 26, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Mahone Bay. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

PENNY, Mansell James - 64, 88 Pierce St., North Sydney, passed away February 22, 2000, in Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in North Sydney, he was a son of the late Bill and Annie Jane (Hawley) Penny. He was employed as a coal miner with the Cape Breton Development Corporation for many years. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney. Surviving are his wife, Betty (Morrison); daughters, Cathy, Patsy, North Sydney; son, Blaine, at home; brothers, George, Sydney Mines; Ambrose, Alec, John, Gordie, North Sydney; sister, Sadie, North Sydney; one granddaughter. He was predeceased by son, Billy. Private family visitation in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney. Funeral 10 a.m. today in St. Joseph Church, Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Canadian Diabetes Association.

McKAY, Malcolm John - 54, of Lake Echo, formerly of Sydney passed away February 23, 2000 at the QEII, Health Sciences Centre, Infirmary Site. Born in Moncton, N.B., he was the son of Catherine (Gayton) McKay, of Dartmouth, and the late John McKay. He worked with Dominion Stores for 21 years retiring as store manager in 1986. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and boating. He was especially proud of his vegetable garden. He was a collector of stamps, bottles and coins, and would always enjoy a game of chess, and Sunday drives in the country with the family. He is survived by his wife, the former, Susan Loretta (Gammon); daughter, Heather Lynn, Halifax; sons, Jeffry John, Sydney Mines; Douglas Raymond, Sydney; sister, Sharron George, Dartmouth. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Saturday, 11 a.m. in the chapel of Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth, reception to follow. There will be a private family burial in Calvin Cemetery, Lawrencetown. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation of Canada, N.S. Branch.

RICE, Arnold Chestley "Jim" - 73, Clementsvale Road, Annapolis Co., passed away February 22, 2000, in the Digby General Hospital. Born in Bear River, Digby Co., he was a son of the late Margaret Rice. He was a past member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 22, Bear River. In his earlier years he worked as a woodsman and in later years worked in Ontario as a truck driver for General Cartage. Surviving are his wife, the former Diane Huntley; daughter, Brenda Sabean, Pennfield, N.B.; brother, Anthony Von Klock, Florida; one grandchild. He was predeceased by son, Darrell. No visitation by request. Graveside service in Mount Hope Cemetery, Bear River at a later date, Rev. Lloyd Stewart will officiate. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby.

ROBAR, Jeanette Christine - 57, of Harmony, Queens County, passed away peacefully at the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater on February 22, 2000. Born in Harmony, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Martha (Oickle) Mansfield. She was a member of the North Queens Fire Association Ladies Auxiliary and an avid gardener. She loved her family, flowers, bingo, penny auctions and going fishing. Jeanette is survived by her husband, Norman; two sons, Douglas (Ellen), Westfield; Brian (Janette), Harmony Mills; four grandchildren, who she loved with all her heart, Tiffany, Blair, Christopher and April; two sisters, Rita (Laurie) Croft and Kaye (Bill) Fancy, St. Catharines, Ontario. She was predeceased by four sisters, Vivian (Croft) Barry, Freda Mailman, Noreen MacDonald and Betty in infancy; four brohters, Carlton, Murray, Basil and Randolf. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today in Calvary Baptist Church, South Brookfield, Queens County, Reverend Mark Reid officiating. Burial in Harmony Cemetery, Queens County. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the North Queens Fire Association.

ROZEE, Etta "Rowena" - 99, passed away February 23, 2000, in the Yarmouth Regional Hospital following a brief illness. Rowena was a daughter of the late Lewis and Letitia Crowell, Atwoods Brook and Barrington. Her husband Ira Rozee predeceased her as did all her eight younger brothers and sisters. She lived for many years in Yarmouth but since 1966 she has lived in Barrington Passage. She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Rozee-Garneau, Toronto; nephews, Bill Wilson and Jim Crowell; niece, Janet Williams. Funeral service will be held in Sweeny's Funeral Home today at 2 p.m. Burial at a later date in Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

ROWE, Barbara Janet - 83, Brampton, Ont. formerly of Gaspereau Mountain, passed away February 21, 2000, in the Peel Manor, Brampton, Ont. Born in Mount Moriah, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late George and Barbara (MacDonald) Stone. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by sons, Curtis (Carol), Gaspereau Moncton; Jim (Margaret), Grand Valley; John (Sharon), Brampton, Ont; Martin (Sophia), Erin, Ont.; George, Halifax; Eric (Pauline), Mississauga, Ont.; Murray (Sharon), Brampton, Ont.; Donald (Barbara), Georgetown, Ont.; Tony (Bea), Penetang, Ont.; daughters, Amy (Giles) Bonnel, Toronto; Sarah (Don) Hill, Orillia, Ont.; Avril Bennett, Glenmont, Kings Co.; Bertha (Oliver) Wentzell, Halifax; Steela (Roy) Potter, Whitby, Ont.; Marilyn (Lloyd) Boone, Woodbridge, Ont.; 47 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph; sons, Francis, Wallace; brothers and sisters. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, both in H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Wolfville, Rev. Donald and Rev. Sarah Hill officiating. Burial in the Newtonville Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.

SMITH, Jean C. (Mossman) - Dartmouth, passed away peacefully after a brief illness, February 24, 2000 at her home. Born in Rose Bay, Lunenburg County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Clara Mossman. She was a retired Registered Medical Laboratory Technologist having worked at the Nova Scotia Hospital, Dartmouth Medical Centre, Moncton Hospital, and the Sackville Medical Center, Sackville, N.B. She was the loving mother to sons, Gary (Burlington, ON), Graham (Kathy), Dartmouth; and daughters, Heather (Gene) Smith-Shave (Saint John, NB) and Nancy (New Glasgow) and six grandchildren, Adam, Jessica, Craig, Graham, Alyson and Kate. She was predeceased by her husband, Carl; son, Michael (Bear); and brothers, Frank, Edward, Harris, and Gilbert. Visitation is today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. The funeral is Saturday, at 2 p.m. at Grace United Church, Dartmouth, a reception to follow the interment at the funeral home. Donations in her memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Grace United Church or a charity of your choice.

STEPHEN, Veronica Mary - 80, Trenton, Pictou Co., passed away February 22, 2000, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in England, February 10, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Alice (Lenton) Howard. She came to Canada as a war bride in 1945, settled in Kentville where she was employed at the Cornwallis Inn. She was a resident of Trenton for the past 30 years where she was a member of the Steeltown Friendly Club, Black Watch Highland Regiment of Canada, was a member and active participant in the War Brides Association and especially enjoyed their reunions. Surviving are son, Michael (Kathy), Mountville; daughters, Veronica Stephen (Mike Wolfe), Black Point; Monica Stephen-Babineau (Frank), White Hill; Stephanie (Reid) Boertjes, Black Point; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Ashley Boertjes; Cameron, Kaitlin Stephen; Maya Babineau, Nevada Wolfe; sisters, Monica (Jimmy) Bates, Colorado Springs; Margaret (Bill) Marshall, Orleans, Ont.; brothers, Bernard, Cyril Howard, England. She was predeceased by husband, Leonard Ralph "L.R." Stephen. Visitation in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow 2 p.m. today until the time of funeral at 3 p.m. in H.W. Angus Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Jessie Johnson officiating. Burial in Brookside Cemetery. Donations in her memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or IWK Grace Health Centre.

STODDARD, Doris Gertrude - 90, Halifax, N.S., passed away February 24, 2000 in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Infirmary Site, after a brief illness. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late George and Gertrude (Burton) Holder. A lifelong resident of Halifax, and a survivor of the Halifax Explosion, she was educated at Chebucto Road School, Bloomfield High School and Maritime Business College. She was employed at S. Cunard & Co., Simpsons, Eastern Trust and Central Trust Co., retiring at age 63. Surviving are her husband, Carmen to whom she was married for 64 years; 4 daughters, Carol (Roger Greer), Margaret (Albert Purcell), Patricia (Earle Smith), and Gina (George MacDonald); 10 grandchildren, Cheryl, John, Rodney Greer, Stephen, Robert Bruce, Shelly Smith MacDonald, Gregory Smith, Kelly (MacDonald) Irvine, Cindy (MacDonald) Locke and Katie MacDonald; 13 great grandchildren; brother, Walter Holder and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Jean Holder, Grace Hubley, Margaret Pelkola and Betty Manuel. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, February 25, 2000 in J.A. Snow's Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street, Halifax, where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, February 26, Rev. Dana Feltmate officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations to a charity of choice.

TRACEY, Marjorie Evaline - 82, Halifax, passed away after a lengthy illness on February 21, 2000, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Silas and Pansy (Noonan) Zinck. Marjorie was a graduate of Mount Saint Vincent Academy and also of the Montreal School of Nursing Class of 1942. She married Ralph Weldon Tracey in 1943 in London, Ont. After she was posted overseas she returned home to Halifax. After her husband returned home she devoted herself to raising her family. Upon returning to work, she nursed at the Grace Maternity Hospital from 1969-1982 where she was affectionately known as "Mrs. T". She then worked part-time as a ward Clerk until 1992. She was a member of West End Baptist Church for 68 years. She was a member of the choir, the taught CGIT, Explorers, the Mission Band, Sunday school and junior church. She was a former president of the Missionary Society. She was a life member of IODE women's group (Marion S. Morrow) Chapter. Marjorie devoted many years to volunteer work for charity. Surviving are her husband, Ralph Weldon of 57 years of marriage; daughter, Pamela (NoŽl), Halifax; sons, Cyril, Halifax; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Lloyd and Cyril. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held 2 p.m. today, February 25, West End Baptist Church, Corner of Preston and Quinpool Road, Pastor John Babson officiating. Burial in Camphill Cemetery. Reception to follow. Family flowers only. Donations to a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home.

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