FRANCIS, Mary Agnes
FRANCIS, Mary Agnes - 98, Dartmouth/Shubenacadie, passed away peacefully, March 29, 2008, in the Mira Nursing Home, Truro. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Annie (Horne) Peake. She is survived by sons, Clement, Dartmouth; Paul, Kentville; Brian, Dartmouth; sister, Ruth Gray, Halifax; grandchildren, Peter, John, Jayne, Paul Michael, David Andrew, Brian, Brock, and Darren. She was predeceased by her husband, Ivan in 1955; daughter, Carol Ann in childhood, and daughter, Marie Joan Burns; sisters, Nell, Margaret, and Loretta; brothers, Clement, Charles, and William. The family would like to offer sincere thanks to Lynn Smith and the staff of the Mira Nursing Home, Truro for all the kindness and compassion shown to their mother over the last several years. Funeral service was held Thursday, April 3, in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St. Burial will be in Mount Hermon Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.
GREEN, Judith Irene "Judy"
GREEN, Judith Irene "Judy" - 66, Kings Head, Pictou Co., passed away suddenly March 31, 2008, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born October 20, 1941 in Windsor, she was the daughter of Bertha Fern (Milberry) Hennigar and the late Sidney B. Hennigar. Judy had been a resident of Kings Head since 1981. Her home was her refuge, and she loved the solitude and the view of the ocean. Her backyard was a veritable bird sanctuary, where her multitude of feeders attracted every feathered friend within 100 kilometers. She and her Ragdoll cat, Oh Riley Morning Dove (Riley to his friends), spent hours watching the birds feed. Judy was a true friend, particularly when her friends were in need, and she will be missed by everyone. When you called Judy you were always received with an attentive ear and an open heart. Her lobster and beef dinners were legendary, and there were often coincidental drop-in visits at supper time when word spread that she was hosting one. Judy's work career began at the Bank of Nova Scotia, and she moved from there to legal secretary work at a number of different law offices, both in Ontario and here on the east coast. During most of the past 30 years Judy worked with Ian A. Mackay and Associates, and continued to play an integral part in that operation until last Friday. Judy is survived by her partner, Ian Alexander "Sandy" Mackay, Kings Head; daughter, Dawn Green (Tony Webb), Halifax; stepsons, Shane Mackay, Alberta; Jay Mackay, Bedeque, P.E.I.; brothers, Leland Hennigar (Betty), Kennetcook; Charlie Hennigar (Diane), Kennetcook; Glyn Hennigar (Susan), Barrington Passage; numerous stepgrandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother, Douglas, in infancy. Cremation has taken place. The family received friends on Friday, April 4, until the time of the memorial service in H.W. Angus Funeral Home Chapel, New Glasgow, with Rev. Jim Webber-Cook officiated. Donations in her memory may be made to the S.P.C.A., or you could just spread some seeds around your back yard for the birds.
KAULBACK, Gilbert "Lewis"
KAULBACK, Gilbert "Lewis" - 72, Cove Road, Middle Stewiacke. It is with great sadness that the family announce his passing on March 25, 2008, following a brief but courageous battle with cancer. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Born March 12, 1936, in Middle Stewiacke, he was a son of the late Gilbert and Catherine (McAllister-Taylor) Kaulback. He lived his entire life in his beloved "Cove", being the third generation of Kaulbacks to live on the family farm. He was a well-known beef farmer and a pulp contractor for 40 years. His devotion to his family was endless. He helped many family and friends over the years and never turned away anyone. His sense of humour never failed him even in his final days. He enjoyed sports, the outdoors and hunting. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Angelina (Leblanc); children, Daniel (Lisa), Vincent (Lorraine), both of Middle Stewiacke; Karen (Brian) Rae, Brookfield; grandchildren, Dennis, Anthony, Rebecca, Ethan, Hannah, and Sarah; brother, Stewart; sister, Bessie (Tom) Smith; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Helena; brothers, Edward "Eddy", William "Bill", Robert "Bud"; sister, Mary Albert; half-brothers, Hugh and John Taylor. Cremation has taken place. Visitation was held Friday, March 28, in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. A Memorial service was held Sunday, April 13, in Middle Stewiacke United Church, Rev. Larry Harrison officiated. Reception followed the service. Interment in Middle Stewiacke Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Victorian Order of Nurses or Middle Stewiacke United Church Fund.
MacKENZIE, Elaine Beverley
MacKENZIE, Elaine Beverley - 62, Middle Musquodoboit, passed away March 27, 2008, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, after a long brave battle with kidney and heart failure. Born in Dartmouth, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Irene (Walters) James. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, and she took great pride in her home. She was an avid gardener and reader. She also loved sewing, crafts and tole painting. She was a former member of the Upper Stewiacke Garden Club, Ladies Auxiliary of Meagher's Grant Fire Hall, and a volunteer at many community events. She loved nature and caring for animals. Elaine is survived by her husband, Ken; daughters, Angela (Billy) Shannon, Anita (John) Pickup, Trina (Tim) Sampson; brother, Ken (Jeanne); grandchildren, Laura, Christian, Holly, Danielle, and Michaela. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Elaine was predeceased by her brother, Jackie, and aunt, Caroline Mills. Visitation was held Monday, March 31, in Ettinger Funeral Home in Shubenacadie, where the funeral service was held Tuesday, April 1. Burial in Meagher's Grant Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch, or any animal shelter.
BENT, Waldon Prescott
BENT, Waldon Prescott - 78, Parkview Manor, Mount Uniacke, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 13, 2008, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Steam Mill, he was a son of the late Charles and Edith (Whalen) Bent. Waldon is survived by his wife, Rose Marie (Dunbar) Bent; brothers, Walter (Irene), Charles (Frances), and Russell, as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sister, Blanche, and brother, Lemuel. No visitation by request. There will be a private family graveside service at a later date. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Serenity Funeral Home & Crematorium, P.O. Box 239, Port Williams, NS B0P 1T0.
BEREZOWKSI (Vaughan), April
BEREZOWKSI (Vaughan), April - Passed away on April 22, 2008, at home surrounded by her loving family. Born April 8, 1926, in Isfield, Sussex, England, she was the devoted wife of the late Steven Berezowski; loving mother of Anthony (Gloria) and Peter (Collette). She was grandmother to Karen (Fred), Adam (Natalie), Nicholas (Carrie), Charles (Natalie) and great-grandmother to Holly, Noah and Ava. She is also survived by her sister, Audrey; brother, Gordon and many loving nieces and nephews in our close extended family in England. She was predeceased by her husband, Steven; brothers, Ted, Allan and Jeff Vaughan. April and Steve settled in St. Catharines, Ont., in 1946 and raised their family with the love and support of Steve's brothers and sisters and many lifelong friends. They followed their children to Nova Scotia in 1977, settling in Maitland. April was known as "The Cookie Lady" by the children and teachers of Maitland District Elementary School where she volunteered as a teacher's assistant for many years. Mum came to Canada as a British War Bride in 1946 and promptly became a very proud Canadian. During the Year of the War Bride at the age of 80, Mum embarked on a new career as a public speaker. She felt she had a great deal of historical knowledge about life as a War Bride and it was important for folks to hear about it. There will be no visitation at the family's request. A memorial service was held Saturday, April 26, in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, with sons, Anthony and Peter officiated. Reception followed the service. Donations in April's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26 or a charity of choice. Special thanks to all the wonderful nurses at the Victorian Order of Nurses and Ann McKim of the Palliative Care Unit at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro.
BROWN, Laurie O.
BROWN, Laurie O. - 77, Eastville. It is with great sadness that we the family of Laurie Brown announce his passing on April 20, 2008, in Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou, surrounded by his family. Born in Eastville on February 21, 1931, he was a son of the late Hallie and Gladys (Graham) Brown (Eastville). He first worked in the woods and later with Mosher Limestone in Upper Musquodoboit retiring after 20 years of service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Norma (Archibald); daughters, Sherree (Dana) Miller, Upper Stewiacke, and Shelley (Jeff) Maxwell, Londonderry; son, Laurie (Nancy), Stewiacke East; grandchildren, Samantha, Daniel, Carla, Mitchell, and Cameron; great-granddaughter, Mikalah; brothers, Walter (Rita), Truro; Warren (Irene), Sidney, both of Ontario; sisters, Ruth (Allan) Clarke, Eleanor (Al) Barnim, both of Ontario. He was predeceased by his son, Larry; sister, Florence Hamilton; brother, Willard. Cremation has taken place. Visitation was held Tuesday, April 22, in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, a memorial service was held Wednesday, April 23, in Springside United Church, Rev. Natalie Buchanan-Rutherford officiated. Interment in Eastville Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
CAMPBELL, Earle Alvah
CAMPBELL, Earle Alvah - 87, Greenfield, Hants Co., passed away Saturday, April 12, 2008, in Hants Community Hospital. Born in Greenfield, he was a son of the late Alvah and Vera (Fenton) Campbell. Earle enjoyed working in the woods and had also worked as a carpenter and farmer. He will be fondly remembered for his kind heart, strong spirit, and sense of humour. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary O'Brien; daughter, Teressa (Andrew) van Oostrum, Grafton, Kings Co.; twin grandsons, Evan and Sean; brother, Willard (Jean), Greenfield; twin sister, Ethel (Anthony) Parker, South Rawdon; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Carl and Claude. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King St., where funeral service was held Tuesday, April 15. Interment was in St. Paul's Anglican Church Cemetery, Centre Rawdon. Donations in memory of Earle may be made to the Hants Community Hospital or Canadian Cancer Society.
CLARKE, Christopher Wayne
CLARKE, Christopher Wayne - 30, Dartmouth, passed away suddenly of heart arrhythmia on April 23, 2008. Born in Halifax, he was the beloved son of Rick and Judylee (Crowley) Clarke, brother of Nicole (Jamie) McKim, and life partner and soul mate of Tara Ring. Chris was an avid athlete who loved to ski, mountain bike, swim and play rugby. He had very creative hands, he loved woodworking, music and playing his guitar, had a passion for painting and was a creative and imaginative artist, and also liked to cook. He was formerly employed as a personal fitness trainer at Cole Harbour Place for several years; was a therapeutic massage therapist with Cole Harbour and Elmsdale Integrated Health, and was about to embark on a career as a firefighter with Halifax Regional Municipality. He was a graduate of Cole Harbour High School, attended Saint Mary's University and graduated from the Northumberland College of Massage Therapy. Chris loved the outdoors and particularly enjoyed spending time at his father's camp in Streets Ridge. He was so dearly loved by his family and friends, and touched the lives and hearts of so many others. Everyone who had the good fortune to know Chris, knew him as a considerate, caring and compassionate young man who wanted to spend his life helping people, as is evident in his career choices. He could light up a room by just walking into. It was his presence on earth made the world a better place, but it seems God needed another angel. He is survived by his parents, Rick and Judylee; sister, Nicole; life partner, Tara; mother-in-law, Joyce Ring, all of Dartmouth; maternal grandmother, Pearl Crowley, Wentworth; "brother by heart", Nick (Sarah), Lower Sackville; and "sister by heart", Amy, Halifax; second parents, Roy and Jocelyn, Streets Ridge; nephew, Luke; several aunts, uncle, cousins, great-aunts and uncles. He will also be missed by his furry son, Bailey. He was predeceased by his infant twin sisters, Dawn Marie and Cynthia Lynn; maternal grandfather, Laurie Crowley; paternal grandparents, Walter "Pee Wee" and Doris Clarke. He was a blessing to all who loved him and will be so very sadly missed. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth, where visitation was held on April 26 & 27. Funeral took place on Monday, April 28, in Blessed Pope John XXII Parish, 35 Colby Dr., Cole Harbour, Father Paul Morris officiated, reception followed. Following the reception a brief memorial service and interment was held in Saint Cornelius Church, Streets Ridge, with Father David MacDonald officiated. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia would be gratefully appreciated.
CUMMINGS, John Robert
CUMMINGS, John Robert - 72, passed away peacefully in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born in Mabou Harbour, he was a son of the late William and Elizabeth (MacEachen) Cummings (Mabou). He was a member of St. Mary's Church, Mabou. He worked with his brother, Duncan, for many years and was also a farmer. He enjoyed gardening, walking along the top of the mountain and the old time fiddle music. Later in life he enjoyed his time spent with his grandchildren. He will be missed by all who came to know him. Surviving are his wife, Flora (MacKenzie); sons, John (Grace), Enfield; Gerard (Wilma), Inverness; daughter, Doreen (Gordie), Port Hood; brothers, Duncan (Josephine), Creignish; Dan Archie (Jane), Edmund (Cecila), Jimmy (Barbara), Mabou; Jerome, Inverness; Roddie (Lynn), Ontario; sister, Juanita, Calgary; grandchildren, Dawson, Riley, Jenna, James, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Martha and Anna. Visitation was held in St. Mary's Church Vestry Sunday, April 20. Funeral mass was held in St. Mary's Church, Mabou on Tuesday, April 22, Father Bernie MacDonald officiated. Burial to follow at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or to Canadian Cancer Society.
DUGGAN-SIBLEY Edna Carmel
DUGGAN-SIBLEY Edna Carmel - 93, Mount Uniacke, Hants Co., passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born on January 9, 1915, in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late George and Mabel (Warnell) Robinson. She is survived by daughters, Carmel Bell, Oshawa, Ont.; Faith Steadman, Bowmanville, Ont.; sons, David (Margaret) Duggan, Windsor; George (Mary "Tex") Duggan, Lakelands; Niles (Beverley) Duggan, St. Albert, Alta.; stepdaughter, Sheila Shellnut, Dartmouth; stepson, Kenneth (Rowena) Sibley, Meaghers Grant; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by husband, Elmar Ernest Sibley; first husband, Edward Lawrence Duggan; stepson, Rodney Sibley; sisters, Hazel Hayden, Ruth Daine, Muriel Wright, and Olive Robinson. She will be fondly remembered by all her extended family and friends. Visitation was held Thursday, April 17, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King St., Windsor, where funeral service was held Friday, April 18, in the funeral home chapel Rev. Clarence Bungay officiated. Interment followed in Fairview Cemetery, Halifax. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Dykeland Lodge, Windsor.
KELLY, Frank Leonard
KELLY, Frank Leonard - 81, North Sydney and more recently of Braeside Home for Special Care, Middle Musquodoboit, passed away April 21, 2008, in Braeside. Born in North Sydney, he was a son of the late Harry and Greta (Moffatt) Kelly. He had been employed as a teacher in several Nova Scotia Community Colleges. His passions throughout his life included playing bridge, his dogs, fly fishing and spending time with his granddaughters. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, the former Ruth Gregor, Braeside; son, Harry (Valda), Middle Musquodoboit; granddaughters, Alanna, Halifax; Allison, Kentville; sisters, Norma (Kent) Storey, New Glasgow; Aileen Matheson, Toronto; brother, Harrison, Sydney. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service was held Thursday, April 24, in St. James United Church, Upper Musquodoboit, Rev. Gary Burrill officiated. Burial will be at a later date in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Donations may be made to St. James United Church or St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Co-operative, Upper Musquodoboit.
MILLER, Bruce Austin
MILLER, Bruce Austin - Passed away peacefully in Ian Anderson House, Oakville, Ont., on April 8, 2008, in his 72nd year. He was the loving partner of Shirley LeClaire; father of Karen and Sandra; grandfather of Joseph; cherished brother of Rebecca Mason; Blake Miller, Edmonton, Alta.; Sheila and Allan Neil, Truro; Bertha and Aubrey Densmore, Elmsdale; Robert and Margaret Miller, Shubenacadie; Angus and MaryAnn Miller, Winnipeg, Man.; Paul and Elaine Miller, Northfield; Cheryl and Malcolm McLellan, Northfield; Lida and Wayne Fitzgerald, Sackville. He was predeceased by his parents, Ada Odessa Ettinger and Darrell Austin Miller (Sadie); also predeceased by twin siblings in infancy and his nephew, Constable Bruce Miller (2004). Bruce will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A memorial service was held in Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds St., Oakville (905-844-3221), on Tuesday, April 15. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Paul's Anglican Church, R.R. 1, Kennetcook, Hants Co., NS B0N 2L0, or Lung Cancer Canada, 1896A Avenue Rd., Toronto, ON M5M 3Z8, would be appreciated.
MORRELL, Edna Mae
MORRELL, Edna Mae - 77, Truro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday morning, April 13, 2008, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born December 5, 1930, in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Charlotte (MacKenzie) Weatherbee. Edna is survived by daughters, Evelyn (Gary) Dawson, Bible Hill; Karen (Spencer) Murray, Noel; Lynn (Fred) Mason, Stellarton; son, Kevin, Truro; sisters, Minnie Salisbury, Whitby, Ont.; Barbara Reid, Bible Hill; Margaret (Bill) Nancarrow, Trenton, Ont.; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, James Stanley "Stan" Morrell; daughter, Elizabeth "Betty" Feltmate; grandson, Sam; sister, Lydia "Babe"; brother, Victor. A graveside service was held Thursday, April 17, in Bible Hill Cemetery, Rev. Brian DeLong officiated. If so desired, donations in Edna's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Palliative Care Unit at Colchester Regional Hospital are welcomed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro.
NEIL, Elaine Ann
NEIL, Elaine Ann - 42, Truro, passed away on April 16, 2008, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Elaine was a daughter of the late W. Seward and Peggy (Horsburgh) Neil. A very kind and thoughtful person, she worked as a live-in caregiver for the elderly. She was associated with the Royal Canadian Legion in Noel. Elaine is survived by brother, Kevin (Nancy), Maitland; sister, Fern (Ken), Halifax County; nephews, Ian and Perry Smith; as well as various aunts, uncles and cousins. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brother, Ian. There will be no visitation by request. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, April 22 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Interment was held in Noel Shore Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Noel Shore Cemetery Fund.
ROSS, Joyce Marie
ROSS, Joyce Marie - 77, Cheverie, Hants Co., passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2008, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born August 1, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Mary (Gray) Weatherbee. Joyce was a devoted member of Cheverie United Church, where she taught Sunday School, was a choir member and an elder. She was a singing member of the Mariners Gospel group that brought great pleasure and comfort to many seniors throughout the Maritimes. She was a lifelong member of the P.C. Party of Canada, working the polls and fundraising for many years. Joyce was a great community worker and and also extended her time to helping others at home. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Joyce is survived by her husband of of 61 years, Donald; daughter, Judith (Edward) McLellan, Shubenacadie; sons, Donald (Leona), Gore, and Glen, at home; granddaughter, Charlene Harvey (Craig), Antrim; grandsons, Trevor Harvey (Cheryl), Antrim; David Ross, Halifax, and great-grandson, Logan Harvey Shannon, Antrim. She was predeceased by sisters, Agnes Smith and Carrie Sullivan, and brother, George in infancy. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Catherine Smith and nurses at Hants Community Hospital as well as the doctors and nurses at Valley Regional Hospital. Visitation was held Monday, march 31, in J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Highway 215, Summerville. Funeral was held Tuesday, April 1, in Cheverie United Church, Cheverie, Rev. Ron Frampton officiated, with burial in Cheverie Cemetery, Cheverie. Donations may be made to Cheverie United Church or a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to the compassionate care of J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Highway 215, Summerville, Hants Co., NS B0N 2K0. Phone: 1-902-633-2431.
SMITH, Marion Jean
SMITH, Marion Jean - 88, Linden, Cumberland Co., passed away April 14, 2008, in East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Born in Lower Shinimicas, she was a daughter of the late Maynard Leslie and Mary Agnes (Atkinson) Angus. Marion's family was her life. She was a member of the Renwick United Church and a life member of the UCW. Surviving are her sons, Roy (Doris), Linden; Leon (Julie), Linden; Wendell (Gerry), Leicester; Cecil (Nancy), Linden; 19 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; brothers, Jamie (Georgina) Angus, Linden; Harold Angus, Elmsdale; Albert (Mildred) Angus, Linden; sisters, Della May McNeill, North Bay, Ont.; Grace (Russell) MacDonald, Halifax; Helen Bryson, Shinimicas; Mildred Hall, Gatineau, Que. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, W. Albert Smith; sister, Hazel Prescott. Visitation was held Wednesday, April 16 in Mundle's Funeral Home, 204 Water St., (243-2506). The funeral service was held Thursday, April 17, in Renwick United Church, Linden, Rev. Steven Longmoore officiated. Burial in Renwick Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to any charity.