ACKER, Phalen Sinclair - 72, of Shelburne, passed away February 1, 2001, at the Roseway Hospital, Sandy Point. Born in Shelburne, son of the late Albert K. and Nancy J. (Labrador) Acker. He was a shipwright and worked for many years at John MacKay and Sons shipyard. Surviving are his wife, Verta (Jacklin), Sable River; daughters, Helen, Stella, Donna, all of Halifax; brothers, Fulton (Mabel) Acker, Shelburne; Lincolyn Acker, Oshawa; James (Hazel) Birchtown; sisters, Lena Boudreau, Adelia Mckinley and Helen (Wallace) Webb, all of Shelburne; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, John "Jack" and sisters, Merta Farmer, Vivian Doucette and Ada Acker. Visitation today 3-4 p.m.; funeral service 4 p.m., all in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Rev, Ron Coole officiating, burial in the Pine Groove Cemetery. He was loved by his family. In lieu of flowers, donations to the I.W.K. Grace Health Center, Halifax.
CARVER, Martha Beatrice - 98, Sackville, formerly of Walden, Lunenburg Co., passed away January 31, 2001, in Melville Lodge, Spryfield. Born in Walden, she was a daughter of the late Freeman and Bertha (Crossland) Zwicker. Surviving are her daughter, Phyllis Shupe, Sackville; sister, Mildred Carver, Stanley Section; grandchildren, Darrel Shupe, Buddy Shupe, Donald Shupe, Derrick Shupe, Theresa Shupe, Gail Hennigar, Karen Hiltz, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Diego Carver; daughters, Gida and Iris; sons, Lester and Otis; sister, Anice and brothers, Enos, Joe, Roy, Maynard, Walter, Maurice. Funeral 2 p.m. today in St. Mark's Anglican Church, Walden, Rev. Gloria McClure-Fraser officiating. Burial in the Walden Cemetery. No donations please, flowers accepted.
ANDERSON, Elmer Joseph Hudson - 87, Waterville, Kings County, passed away February 2, 2001, in the D.V.A. Unit, Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born at Bartibog Bridge, NB, he was a son of the late Albert and Margaret (Delaney) Anderson. He was a veteran of the World War II and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Ortona Branch #69; for most of his life he had owned and operated a mixed farm in Waterville. Elmer was a veteran of the Waterville and District Volunteer Fire Department. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Christine (Pinch) Anderson; sons, Allison (Sandra), Cambridge, Kings Co.; Larry (Paulette), David (Wendy), all of Waterville; Darrell (Gesile), Canaan; Colin (Jan), Kevin (Christine), all of Berwick; Darren (Tammy), Waterville; daughters, Gloria (Ken) Campbell, Newmarket, Ont.; Sandra (Gordon) MacLeod, Waterdown, Ont.; Karen Rumor, Barrie, Ont.; Catherine (Bernard) Beaumont, Waterville; 20 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brothers, Douglas (Hazel), New Castle, NB; Ernest (Margaret), Douglastown, NB; sisters, Ilo (William) Bonn, Jeddore, NS; Norah (James) Mahoney, Bartibog Bridge; Gertrude (Howard) Gunn, Saint John, NB. He was predeceased by brothers, Albert, Moffat, Weldon; sister, Myrtle Bonn. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, February 4, 2001, in the H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Berwick. A family only graveside service will be held at a later date in the Berwick Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, Nova Scotia Division.
BROWN, Elspeth "Elsie" Avis - 88, of 93 McFarlane Street, Springhill, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2001 in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst, NS. Born in Five Islands, Colchester Co., NS, she was a daughter of the late Charles Harold Jacob and Beatrice Elspeth (Simmons) Clemson. She owned and operated Brown's Flower Shop in Springhill for 37 years; volunteered for various community organizations and was a member of the United Baptist Church, Springhill. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and quilting, rug hooking, baking and most important was her love of family. She was married to the Late Wilfred Leland Brown and will be lovingly remembered by sons; Robert (Joan) Brown and Carlyle (Cindy) Brown, all of Springhill and Charles (Patty) Brown, of Enfield, NS; daughters, Shirley (Floyd) Rushton of Wentworth, NS, and Sharon (Cam) Scott of Stratford, Ontario; eleven grandchildren and one great grandson; brother, Charles (Audrey) Lewis of Springhill; two nieces. She was predeceased by a brother, Frank Clemson and grandson, Marc Brown. Visitations will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today from the A.H. Brown Funeral Home in Springhill from where the funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 4, 2001 with the Reverend Brent MacDonald officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill, at a later date. Flowers graciously accepted, if desired, donations to the United Baptist Church, Springhill, or charity of choice would be appreciated.
CONRAD, Allan Bernard "Ab" - 82, of Falmouth, Hants County, passed away suddenly, Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in Lunenburg he was the son of the late Obediah and Florence (Tanner) Conrad. He was a veteran of Second World War, serving in the 88th BTY 5th L.A.A. Regiment. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Lunenburg. He was a Chef for many years on fishing schooners, as well as at one time, owning a restaurant in Lunenburg. He loved to play guitar, sing and always had a joke to tell. He moved to Windsor from Lunenburg in 1969. He was a member of St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg. Surviving is his loving wife of 31 years, Evelyn; sons, David, Allan (Anni), both of Toronto, Ont.; daughter, Wendy, Toronto, Ont.; step-daughter, Judi (Stephen) Baxter-Jones, Falmouth; sister, Rhea Creaser, Lunenburg; granddaughter, Jessi Conrad, Toronto; step-granddaughter, Tara Baxter, Halifax. He was predeceased by his half sister, Grace Cluett; half brothers, Earl in childhood and Melvin. Visitations 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, February 3, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King Street, Windsor, where funeral service will be held in the Chapel, 2 p.m. Sunday, February 4, 2001. Rev. David Curry officiating. Interment in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor, followed by a reception at Lindsay's Family Reception Centre, 184 King Street. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice.
MacLEAN, Ainslie - 76, of Scotsville, Inverness Co., passed away Thursday, February, 1, 2001, at the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born in Scotsville, he was a son of the late Kenena Mac Lean. He was a member of the East Lake Ainslie Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, the former Jean MacKinnon; two step-daughters, Lynda Fraser and Debra MacPherson, both of Camrose, Alta.; two sons, Wayne, California; Brian, Dorchester, N.B.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by one grandson, Brian Jr. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today in the East Lake Ainslie Presbyterian Church. Interment in the church Cemetery, Rev. Kenneth Allen officiating. Donations to a charity of choice.
CONRAD, Earline Obediah - 87, of 73 Fox St., Lunenburg, passed away Thursday, February 1st, 2001, at the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in First South, he was the son of the late Obediah James and Fanny (Wilkie) Conrad. He worked with National Sea Products, Lunenburg Division retiring after 41 years of service. Earline was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Lunenburg, and a member of Zion Male Choir. He was a member of the Rising Sun Lodge #59 of the IOOF, Lunenburg and in his spare time enjoyed camping and reading. Earline was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by a stepson, Herbert Nelson of Bridgewater; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; eight great great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Mabel (Nelson) Cooper; his stepdaughter, Marjorie Grondin-Abbott; a grandson; three sisters; one brother. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today at Zion Lutheran Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Douglas Moore officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. Flowers from the immediate family only, memorial donations may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch or to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
CRISPO, Beatrice Victoria - 98, of the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home and formerly of Havre Boucher, passed away on January 31, 2001, at the Nursing Home. Born in Braintree, Mass., she was a daughter of the late William and Victoria (Fougere) King. She was an active member of her community and a member of St. Paul's Parish C.W.L. She is survived by daughters, Teresa (John) Marko, Philadelphia; Myrtle and Marie, Antigonish; Yvonne (Fernand) Dufour, Dartmouth; Leola (Blake) Connor, Halifax; Leonie (Paul) Almeda, Havre Boucher; Dolores (Lloyd) LeBlanc, Port Elgin, Ontario; son, Reverend William, Havre Boucher; 24 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Mark; sons, Robert Leon and James Mark; grandson, Mark Connor; sisters, Rose, Josie, Mabel, Eleanor; brothers, Joe and Robert. Visitation will be today from 12 until 2 p.m. in St. Paul's Centre, Havre Boucher. Funeral service will be conducted today at 2 p.m. in St. Paul's Church, Havre Boucher with Reverend Angus MacGillivray and Reverend Bill Crispo officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the R.K. MacDonald Foundation or to St. Paul's Parish Building Fund. Arrangements entrusted to C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish.
DILLMAN, George C. "Dada" - 97, Waverley, passed away January 30, 2001, at home. Born in Meagher's Grant, he was a son of the late Alfred and Sarah (Stevens) Dillman. He had a variety of jobs in his lifetime. He worked as a stevedore during WWII; Montague Gold Mines and the Welland Canal. He operated his own sawmill in Waverley and later did skilled carpentry in many locations. He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing cards, gardening, politics and was also a strong Progressive Conservative. He was a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be sadly missed by all. Surviving are daughters, Ruth Drew, Waverley; Velma Prescott, Ottawa; brother, Elmer, Ingersoll, Ont.; grandchildren, Jayne Drew, Calgary; Elizabeth Verge, Petawawa; Nancy Drew-Lavoie, Ottawa; Darren Drew, Calgary; Mark, Diana, Jonathan Brayshaw, all of Ottawa; great-grandchildren, Kristin, Lauryn, Leah Lavoie, all of Ottawa; Ashley and Morgan Verge, Petawawa; Christopher and Courtney Verge, Calgary; Rayna Brayshaw, Ottawa. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Leah Josey; sisters, Ruth and Villa; brothers, Harvey, Steven, Henry, Walter, Gordon, Robert, Everett and Ralph. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m., in the Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive. Funeral Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Thomas Anglican Church, Fall River, Rev. Michael Mitchell officiating. Burial in Bedford Cemetery. Donations to St. Thomas Anglican Building Fund or charity of choice.
MASON, April Dawn - 15, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully at home, February 1, 2001. Born in Halifax, on October 7, 1985, she was the daughter of Wanda Mason and Corey Jackson; a grandfather, Donald Mason (Cheryl Klassen); step grandparents, Rick and Sandra Gammon; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins; as well as her special family at Oakhill. She is predeceased by a brother, Steven Gammon; grandmother, Christena Cheverie; an uncle, Donald Mason an aunt, Anna Mason and grandparents, John and Glenna Jackson. Visiting will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen Street. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday in St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church (corner of Main and Caladonia), Dartmouth. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to Children's Wish Foundation or the IWK Grace Foundation.
DOUCETTE, Marie Catherine - 92, Grosses Coques, Digby County, passed away January 31, 2001, at home. Born at Belliveau Cove, she was a daughter of the late Lennie and Maggie (Saulnier) Belliveau. She was the youngest student to attend Normal College in Truro at the age of 15. She taught in Digby County schools for eight years. Following her husband's retirement from his working life of 6 1/2 years with the Navy, Lurcher Light Ship as well as with the Department of Transportation, they travelled together extensively. She was a founding member of Les Dames Patronesses at which time the CJA Camp project along with many others were launches. She loved singing and playing piano. Surviving are husband, Capt. Ralph A. Doucette, Grosses Coques; daughter, Barbara LeBlanc, Comberland, Vancouver Island, B.C.; sons, Paul A. Doucette and Jimmy Doucette, both of Belliveau Cove; sisters, Beatrice Weaver, Villa Acadienne, Meteghan; Evangeline Deveau, Mavillette; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Predeceased by brothers, Theodore, Pius. Funeral service 11 a.m. today in St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church, St. Bernard, Rev. Clovis Chiasson. Interment in parish cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
HILTZ, Margaret Bell - 89, of 113 Lawrence St., Lunenburg, passed away, Wednesday, January 31, 2001, at Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care, Lunenburg. Born in Lunenburg, she was a daughter of the late Garnet and Margaret "Maggie" (Tanner) Rhuland. Margaret was a member of St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg and a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #23, Lunenburg. She is survived by her husband, Clement; daughter, Vivian and her husband Edgar Cook of Lunenburg; son, Bruce and his wife Bonnie of Maitland; sisters, Mrs. Mildred Manthorne, Mrs. Daisy Corkum, both of Lunenburg; Mrs. Shirley Mallalieu of St. Mary's, Ontario; and Frances and her husband Ronald Feindel of New Germany; a brother, Freeman and wife Hazel of Lunenburg, three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother, Garnet. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today in St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Irving Letto officiating, assisted by Rt. Rev. Frederick Hiltz, Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care or to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #23, Lunenburg.
LANGILLE, Mabel Josephine - Chance Harbour Rd., Pictou Co., passed away Thursday, February 01, 2001, in the Aberdeen Hospital. Born February 4, 1935 in West River Station, she was a daughter of the late Herbert D. Fraser and Sadie (MacKay) MacKay. Before marriage, she had been employed with Eastern Meat Packers, Quality Cleaners and Sobeys. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarane, Trenton and a former Sunday School teacher. She was also a member of the Hillside Girls Club and Nan's 20 Plus Club. Mabel loved children, especially her grandchildren. Surviving are her husband, Lawrence H.; daughter, Gerry Langille, at home; son, Scott (Oswalda), Trenton; grandchildren, Timothy, Jeremy; sisters, Marie, Ontario; Marion, Halifax; Jean (Warren), Little Egypt; Edith (Fred) Baines, New Glasgow; brother, Robert, Trenton. She was predeceased by a sister in infancy; brothers, Johnson, Daniel, Edward and Les. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. today in Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Douglas Herbert officiating. Interment in Hillside Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in her memory to the V.O.N., Aberdeen Palliative Care Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
MUNROE, Kenneth Norman - 72, of Little Dover, passed away January, 31, 2001, at The Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Guysborough. Born in Little Dover, he was a son of the late Daniel and Annie (Harnish) Munroe. He was a retired labourer formerly employed at the Halifax Shipyard and also in Toronto. He is survived by daughters, Joan Ann Bugg (Scott), Sutton, Ontario; Theresa (Chris) Toronto; sisters, Ada Ryan, Belleville Ont; Valeria Bouchie (Martin) Little Dover; brothers, Tommy, Toronto; Ernie (Nina), Frank (Genesta), all of Little Dover; Lawrence (Rose) Canso. He was predeceased by wife Dorothy; sister, Marie Marshall; brothers, Garfield (WWII), Alonzo, Lauchie, Lloyd. No visitation, cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be at a later date in St. Agnes Church, Little Dover. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso.
ORGAN, Eleanor Theresa - 70, 74 Sunnybrae Avenue, Halifax, passed away January 31, 2001, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born July 24, 1930, in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Mary Jane (Bourgeois) and Michael Bowes. She was an avid reader and enjoyed word puzzles. She was a member of the St. John's Anglican Church. Surviving are husband of 49 years, William Henry Organ, Halifax; daughters, Cathie (Dave) LeBlanc, Halifax; Cindy (Bruce) Fleet, Halifax; son, Danny Organ, Halifax; sisters, Rita Sullivan (Terry), St. Thomas, Ont.; Nora Spicer, Halifax; brother, Gladwin "Bud" (Jean) Bowes, Halifax; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother, Calvin. Funeral literacy 2 p.m. today in St. John's Anglican Church, 3415 Dutch village Road, Halifax, Rev. M. Burns officiating. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. Family flowers only. Donations to The Lung Association.
NICKERSON, Brittanie Ann and Matthew Lawrence - infant twins of Sharon Reid, Halifax, and Lawrence Nickerson, Halifax, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2001 at the IWK-Grace Hospital. Brittanie and Matthew will be sadly missed by sister, Chrystina Reid, at home; brother, Justin Reid, at home; maternal grandparents, Phyllis and Bob Reid, Halifax; paternal grandparents, Lyman and Lorraine Nickerson, Sackville, and the entire family. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today, February 3, 2001 in the Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax. Cremation will follow. Donations may be made to the IWK Grace Health Centre Foundation, 5850-5980 University Avenue, P.O. Box 3070, Halifax, NS, B3J 3G9.
O'KEEFE, John Charles - 80, East Uniacke, passed away January 30, 2001 in Hants Community Hospital. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late John and Clara (Platt). He served in the Second World War. He was a firefighter at the Dockyard and later owned and operated Esso Service Stations in Bedford and Halifax. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95, Bedford. He enjoyed playing the banjo at his Friday night get-togethers. Surviving are his wife, the former Olive Miller; daughters, Janice Nicoll and husband, Barry, East Uniacke; Sandra Bezanson and husband, Chuck, Timberlea; sister, Helen Draper, Halifax; grandchildren, John, Pamela and Amanda. He was predeceased by sisters, Mary Gillis, Audrey Richmond and a half-brother. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held Friday, February 9, 2001 at 1 p.m. in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville, reception to follow at Bedford Legion. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer or charity of choice.
PARKER, Nellie Emma - 99, of Windsor, Hants County, formerly of Scotch Village, Hants County, passed away Friday, February 2, 2001, peacefully at the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Scotch Village, Hants County, she was a daughter of the late George and Mary-Ann (Cross) Parker. Until recent years, she was able to remain independent in her own home with her sister, Elsie. She had a tremendous memory, and loved to tell stories of her early years. She is survived by her sisters, Elsie, Windsor; Ethel (Roy) Chisholm, Dartmouth; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sister, Abbie, Mrs. Danford Smith; Millie, Mrs. William Colbert; Ethel in childhood; brothers, George, Herman and Calvin. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, February 4, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King Street, Windsor, where funeral service will be held in the Chapel 2 p.m. Monday, February 5, 2001. Rev. Garnet Parker officiating, assisted by Rev. Ron Baxter. Burial in the Sandyland Cemetery, Cogmagun, Hants County. Donations in memory may be made to Kempt Baptist Church or charity of ones choice.
PENDER, Jean Bernadette - Halifax, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2001, at Saint Vincent's Guest House. Born in New Ross, Lunenburg Co., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Kathleen (Lyons) Boylan. She attended Mount St. Vincent Academy, St. Francis Xavier University and was a graduate of Mount St. Vincent College. After graduation, she taught at the Mount College and the Halifax County Vocational High School. Jean was a long-time active member of the Mount St. Vincent Alumnae Association, the Waegwoltic, Ashburn Golf Club and the Halifax Curling Club. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Pender; brother, Basil. Surviving are two daughters, Sheila Pender-Wedge, Halifax and Carole Ann Robinson, Sunnybrae, Pictou Co.; four grandchildren, Paula M. Wedge, Halifax; William H. "Bill" Robinson III and wife Christine, West Hartford, Conn.; Renee Staples and husband David, Shelburne; Frank P. Robinson and wife Wanda, Bedford; five great-grandchildren, Kyle and Rachel Robinson, Sean and Scott Staples and Dylan Robinson; brother, Gerald and wife Lise, Halifax; sisters, Helen Hanway, Antigonish; Pauline Herbich and husband John, Maui and Texas; Doris Anstie and husband John, Toronto; Lucille MacDonald, Halifax; several nieces and nephews. Funeral mass today 1 p.m. at St. Agnes' Church, Mumford Road, Halifax, Father Albert Cosgrove officiating. Private family intermenty will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice. A reception to celebrate Jean's life will be announced at a later date.
PENNEY, Hazel M. - 68, A resident of Victoria Haven Nursing Home, Glace Bay, passed away January 31, 2001, in Victoria Haven. Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late Phillip and Margaret (MacNeil) Penney. Hazel was a longtime resident of 11 Sydney Street, Glace Bay and a member of St. Anne's Parish. Surviving are her sister, Eileen Donovan, Glace Bay; a brother, Russell, Vancouver, B.C.; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers, Leo, Raymond, Basil. No visitation as cremation will take place under the direction of the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. A memorial mass Thursday, February 8th, 7 p.m. in St. Anne's Church, Glace Bay, Father Doug Murphy officiating, burial in parish cemetery.
PUGSLEY, Fred Seaman - 87, of Cambridge, Hants Co., passed away on January 31, 2001, in the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in Economy, he was the son of the late Herman and Edith (Taylor) Pugsley. He worked for the Bass River Chair Co., for many years. After retiring, he moved in with his sister Emily, 22 years ago. Surviving is sister, Emily Lake, Cambridge; half sister, Madelene, Ontario; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters, Hattie and Bessie; brothers, Hilbert and Victor. Cremation has taken place, no visitation by request. A graveside committal service on February, 3, 2001, in High Head Cemetery, Cambridge, Hants Co. Rev. Garnet Parker officiating. Donations to High Head cemetery or charity of choice.
REID, Alice Margaret - Passed away peacefully on February 1st, 2001, at the Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou in her 87th year. Born in River John, she was a daughter of the late Sherman and Amanda (Dwyer) Sillers. Although she had lived at the Shiretown Nursing Home since 1990, she and her husband Merril lived most of their lives on the Gunn Road, River John. She was a member of St. George's Presbyterian Church and was a devout church worker. She served as superintentant of the Sunday School for several years and was a CGIT leader, Leader of the Young People's Society and of the Vacation Bible School. She also was a member of Welsford Ladies' Aid. Besides her husband, Merril, who resides at the Mira Nursing Home, Truro, she is survived by daughters, Ruth (Wayne) Drew, Porter's Lake; Joan (Russell) Graham, Scotsburn, Pictou Co.; son, Robert (Isabel), Abercrombie; brother, Canon Ernest Sillers, California; as well as seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Predeceased by sisters, Violet, Amanda; brothers, Sherman, Ross, Alton and Hibbert. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today, February 3rd, 2001, at St. George's Presbyterian Church, Rev. Jeanette Fleischer officiating. Spring burial in Hamilton Cemetery, River John. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. George's Presbyterian Church Fund.
SMITH, Ira Frederick "Ted" - 80, of East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash, Cumberland County and formerly of Truro, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2001, in the North Cumberland Memorial Hospital, Pugwash. Born in Harmony, Colchester County, he was a son of the late Richard and Minnie (Pyke) Smith. He was a service station attendant in Ontario for many years. He was an adherent of the First United Church, Truro. He is survived by his wife, the former Sevilla Ruth Delaney; son, Gregory of Ontario; sister, Helen Cook of Truro. He was predeceased by several brothers and sisters. Funeral service 2 p.m. today, in the Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro, with burial at a later date in the Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash or to a charity of your choice.
SMITH, Violet Maude - 91, of Halifax, passed away peacefully February 2, 2001 at the Veteran Memorial Centre, in Halifax, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Bedford, NS, and lived in Churtsey, Surrey, England, during the first World War. She was a daughter of the late Bert and Margaret Maude Lock. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest J., a sister, Evelyn, Windsor, Ontario; a brother, Henry, Bedford. She is survived by her son, Robert and daughter in law, Janet, Waverley; grandsons, Andrew (Patricia), Bedford; Ian (Linda), Waverley; great granddaughters, Kristen and Rachel, Waverley "those dear little girls"; a sister, Margaret Fraser, Dartmouth; several nieces and nephews. Her love, warmth and ready wit will be sadly missed. Memorial service Tuesday 11 a.m. in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen Street, Archdeacon Paul Smith officiating. Private family burial will follow. Family flowers only, in lieu, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice.
STUBBERT, Robert "Bobby" - 65, O'Brien St., passed away January 31, 2001 in New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Born in Gardiner Mines, son of the late Robert and Sophie (Phillips) Stibbert. Surviving are wife, Elizabeth "Betty" (Gouthro); children, Anna Marie, Evelyn Dube, Laura Lee Donovan, Robert, Steven, Fort McMurray; Rose Mary Fraser, Halifax; Kendis, at home; Alex, Toronto; brothers, Sonny, Gardiner Mines; Melvin, New Waterford; Ivan, Stephen, John, Ontario; George, Glace Bay; sisters, Eileen, South Bar; Helen, Dominion; Jennie, Blacketts Lake; 12 grandchildren. Funeral 11 a.m. today in St. James Church, Gardiner Mines, Fr. Oliver officiating.
TAYLOR, Fred L. - 85, Valley, Col. Co., passed away January 30, 2001, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Murray Siding, Colchester Co., son of the late Norman and Jessie (Laird) Taylor. Survived by wife, Eva (Fields) Taylor; daughters, Cytheria Thorne, Scarborough; Carolyn Taylor, at home; Susan Taylor, Economy; sons, Fred Jr., Truro; Richard, Camden; sister, Nellie Fisher; brother, Jack; grandchildren, great grandchildren. Predeceased by son, Louis; sisters, Edna Taylor, Margaret Thibodeau, Catherine Andrews, Edith Chapman; brothers, Jim, Norman, Frank, George, Ross. Cremation. No visitation. Funeral 11 a.m. today in Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro, Rev. Glenn Erskine officiating. Burial at a later date in Watson Cemetery, Truro.
TURNER, Lillie Gladys - 98, Grafton, Kings Co., passed away January 30, 2001, in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, surrounded by her loved ones. Born in Grafton, she was a daughter of the late Starrett and Jennie (Vaughn) Sanford. She had lived most of her life in the Grafton area and was a member of the Grafton Baptist Church. For the past several years she has resided in the Fundy Villa Apartments and most recently in the Grafton area and was a member of the Grafton Baptist Church. For the past several years she has resided in the Fundy Villa Apartments and most recently in the Grand View Manor, Berwick. Surviving are sons, George (Eva) Turner, Grafton; Clark Turner, Coalbranch, NB; Allison (Faye) Turner, Cambridge, Kings Co.; daughter, Jennie Mahar, Garland, Kings Co.; 13 grandchildren; several great grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Stanley Turner; daughter, Violet Hines; granddaughter, Kimberley Turner; son-in-law, Allison Mahar; sister, Annie Pye; brothers, Albert, Earl, Charles and Walter Sanford. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, February 3, 2001, in the Grand View Manor, Berwick. Rev. Leo Fletcher officiating. A reception will be held in the Manor prior to the intermenty service at the Black Rock Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Fundy Villa or the Grand View Manor, Berwick.
VYE, George Norman - 90, of Middleton, passed away January 29, 2001, at Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Digby, he was a son of the late Charles and Rhoda (Cummings) Vye. He received his education in Middleton and Acadia University. He was a member of Middleton United Baptist Church, life member of Middleton Ionic Lodge, former member of Middleton Town Council, part of the management team of Thompson's Transfer Company, Middleton. He was also employed with Irving Oil, Schooner Outfitting Company, Halifax, operated a service station in Wilmot and Vye's Fashion Shop, Middleton. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking. Surviving are daughter, Carol Mitchell, Middleton; sisters, Anna Lincoln and Dorothy Vye, both of Kingston, Ont.; grandchildren, Brian Mitchell and Shari Lapena, both of Toronto; great-grandson, Christopher Lapena. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Helen McNally; son, Graham. Funeral service 2 p.m. today, all at the Warren T. Roop Funeral Home, Middleton, Rev. Dr. Byron Fenwick and Rev. Donald Robertson officiating. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Middleton. Donations to Middleton United Baptist Church or charity of choice.