Mr. Richard John Byrne
November 15, 1929 - January 7, 2007
BYRNE, Richard John - 77, Halifax, musician, songwriter, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2007, in the VG Site, QEII. As per the family's request, under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Homes, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, January 11, in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Richard's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Mrs. June Audrey Lines
April 26, 1933 - February 28, 2008
It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great – grandmother, sister, and friend, June Audrey Lines.
A shining ray of light has been dimmed in our lives today as Mommy passed away peacefully on Thursday February 28, 2008 at the age of 74, with her children by her side at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Amherst, NS, she was the daughter of the late Stanley Legere and Lena (Gouchie) Lines.
She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother who enjoyed staying home raising her family. In later years she occasionally worked at the Amherst Daily News. She enjoyed knitting, dancing, playing cards, tending to her beautiful plants and spending time at the cottage. She looked forward to phone calls from her friends, visits from her family and watching hockey and baseball on TV. Her greatest joy was spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She had a special sparkle in her eyes for her grandchildren who loved her dearly. Her special touch will be deeply missed by her family, and her friends at West Highland Manor, as well as her furry friends Rosie and Beni.
She is survived by her seven children: Brian (Arlene), Baie Verte, N.B.; Theresa (Tim McEachern), Michael, Larry (Christine), Trudy (Eddie) Wainwright, Vicky (John Morton) all of Amherst and Donna (Randy Smith) Enfield, N.S.; her sister Pearl Gould of Amherst; her brother Wayne Lines (Lynne) of Hastings; her step-sister, Louise (Ernest) Landry of Amherst; her grandchildren: Tania, Lisa May, Jillian, Brandi, Jonathan, Kiersten, Braeden, Bradley, Katie, and Emily; seven great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, June was predeceased by her husband Ralph; her stepfather Fred Lines, Sr.; her brother Fred Lines, Jr. She touched many lives with her kindness, thoughtfulness, her gentle loving personality and her genuine concern for everybody. Our hearts are broken and she will be sadly missed by all who knew her, especially her children.
Her daughters will be forever grateful for the special bond that they shared with her.
Her remains are resting at Campbell’s Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst with visiting on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and parish prayers at 8 p.m.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Amherst on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Father Vernon Driscoll officiating.
Donations in June’s memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of Cumberland Regional Health Care Center, Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.
Mrs. Judee Charmaine Young
April 4, 1960 - February 27, 2008
YOUNG, Judee Charmaine - RN, April 4, 1960 - February 27, 2008. It is with great sorrow and broken hearts that we announce the passing of Judee Charmaine Young. Judee was born in St. Boniface, Man., and she was the daughter of Rod Jesty, North Sydney, and the late Joan and Ernie Brown, her stepfather. Judee was a registered nurse who worked for 20 years, most recently as a Pain Management Nurse at the Dickson Building at the VG Site, QEII. She also was a leader of the 4th Sackville Beavers for two years. Judee was endeared and truly respected by her close fellow workers of nurses and doctors at the Pain Management Clinic. She was a very loving and giving person who always put others first. She will be sadly missed by her family, friends and co-workers. Judee is survived by her best friend and loving husband, George, and their precious son, Michael Thomas. She is also survived by brother and sisters-in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held in Atlantic Funeral Home, Lower Sackville, on Sunday, March 2, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 3, at 10 a.m. in St. John Vianney Church, Lower Sackville. Reception to follow immediately in the church hall, followed afterwards by the burial in Fernwood Memorial Park, 1800 Sackville Dr. Donations for Judee maybe made at the 7th Floor Palliative Care Unit of the Centennial Building. "Heaven Has Another Angel"
Mr. Nicholas Stephen "Nick" Little
May 17, 1983 - March 1, 2008
LITTLE, Nicholas Stephen "Nick" - 24, White's Lake, passed away suddenly at home on Saturday March 1, 2008. Nicholas is survived by his loving parents, Stephen and Madonna Little, White's Lake; fiancée, Melissa Malloy, White's Lake; grandparents, Marie and Robert Johnson, Terence Bay; Stan and Lillian Henneberry, Eastern Passage; sister, Leesa LeBlanc; biological mother, Marlene Lekas, both of Halifax; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by grandfather, Leo Little. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 5. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, March 6, with a reception to follow all in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to charity of choice. Nicholas was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. He will always be Dad's No. 1 son.
Mrs. Irene Grouse (Downey)
September 8, 1920 - March 6, 2008
GROUSE (Downey), Irene - 87, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully March 6, 2008, surrounded by her loving family in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in North Preston, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Rossette (Smith) Downey. Irene was a personal care worker and previously worked for over 30 years with Camp Hill Hospital, the Halifax Infirmary and Modern Building Cleaners. She is survived by daughters, Celia McQuaid, Halifax; Janet (Jamie) Wilson, Ottawa, Ont.; Valire Ann Whynder, Dartmouth; Shellen Grouse (Tupper), Halifax; stepdaughter, Roseetta Fraser, North Preston; sons, Emmanuel, Halifax; Leo, Halifax; Elvis, North Preston; special niece, Alvina Cain, North Preston; 41 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren and 27 great great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; extended brothers and sisters, and godchild, Ross MacLean Simmonds. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry; sons, Ronald, John, Samuel, Leonard; stepson, Benjamin Downey, and sister, Olive Simmonds. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today in St. Thomas Baptist Church, North Preston. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, in St. Thomas Baptist Church, Rev. Wallace Smith officiating. Burial in St. Thomas Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Thomas Baptist Church Building Fund. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses of 3 East, Dartmouth General Hospital, for their care.
Mrs. Ella MacGillivray
February 2, 1916 - March 5, 2008
With profound sadness we regret to announce the passing of Ella MacGillivray the Cove Guest Home, Sydney on March 5, 2008. Ella was born in Glace Bay on February 2, 1916. She was the daughter of the late Malcolm and Julia (MacKinnon) O’Handley. She was a former resident of Passchendaele, Glace Bay.
As a devote member of St. Anthony’s Parish she was a proud supporter of parish events. Ella’s two word philosophy on life was “no problem” and her favorite expression was “laughter is the best medicine”. Her passion was the well being of her children and her grandchildren. She believed that if the children were taken are of that everything else would fall into place. Throughout her life Ella exhibited numerous and unselfish acts of generosity as she often made her house and home available to infant foster children pending their permanent placement with new families. On numerous occasions she volunteered at the local hospitals to sit with the sick and elderly patients. Ella Exhibited an unwavering faith, led by example and was truly an inspiration for all who knew her.
Ella is survived by daughter Juliette Robello, Sydney; son Wendell MacGillivary (Yvette Amirault)Halifax; granddaughters Michelle Robello-Brushett (Danny) Sydney, Melissa MacGillivary-Bonnell (Brian), Shelburne, Nikki MacGillivary (Dan Hubley), Halifax and grandson René MacGillivary, Vancouver; two special great-grandsons, Nicholas Brushett and Tristan Bonnell. Surviving sisters are Francis Thompson, Glace Bay, Mary “Goldie” Pynn, Montreal; as well as a surviving brother Alexander “Sandy” O’Handley, Ottawa; brother-in-law Bernie MacGillivary (Edie), Glace Bay; one daughter-in-law Evelyn MacGillivary, Glace Bay. Several nieces and nephews are amongst the survivors.
Ella was predeceased by her husband Joseph MacGillivary, sons Gerard and a child in infancy Erroll. She was also predeceased by her sisters Christy, Margaret, Loretta and Mary as well as brothers John and Angus.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Friday, March 7, 2008 at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 8, 2008 10 am at St. Anthony’s Parish with Fr. Conrad Edwards officiating. Interment will be in St. Anthony’s Cemetery at a later date. Donations can be made to the St. Anthony’s Parish Cemetery Fund.