Mr. Jose Balbino
February 20, 1923 - March 8, 2008
BALBINO, Jose - 85, Dartmouth, passed away March 8, 2008, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Quarteira, Portugal, he was the son of the late Jose Filipe and Maria Balbino. He worked as a deep sea trawling fisherman. He leaves behind, Otilia, his loving wife of 64 years; children, Esmeralda (Herbert), Netherlands; Liliana (Olimpio), Bedford; Constantino (Marcia), Porters Lake; Victor (Ruth), Dartmouth; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. Funeral service in St. Thomas More Church, Caledonia Road, Dartmouth, on Wednesday, March 12, at 11 a.m. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, Main Street, Dartmouth.
Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Mr. Wallace Allison Wile
May 20, 1916 - March 7, 2008
WILE, Wallace Allison - 91, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully, on Friday, March 7, 2008, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Bridgewater, Lunenburg Co., on May 20, 1916, he was the son of the late Evans and Estelle (Walker) Wile. His career was devoted almost entirely to music, serving with both the Princess Louise Fusiliers, and The Royal Canadian Artillery Bands during the Second World War. Following the war he joined the Stadacona Band from which he retired in 1968. Among the many highlights of his years with the Stadacona Band he was most proud of his participation in the first International Tattoo held at Expo '67 in Montreal. He was an accomplished musician playing several instruments including, trumpet, violin, clarinet, organ, but primarily piano and saxophone. He moved to Port Wallace in 1955 and was a member of St. Thomas Moore Church. Gardening was a favourite hobby and one that he enjoyed for more than 50 years. He also enjoyed social evenings playing cards at Brightwood Golf and Country Club. Following his retirement from the service he joined the Naval Research Establishment, Dartmouth, which later became the Defense Research Establishment Atlantic where he worked until 1981. He was predeceased by his first wife, Doris (Gaudet), of Summerside, P.E.I., in 1964; daughter, Marcia Doucette (Bernie) in 1994; sister, Ulua Mott (Ralph). He is survived by his second wife, Anita (Himelman) (Johnstone) Wile; daughter, Sharon (MacKenzie) LeBlanc (Dr. Clement), Elgin, N.B.; son, Daniel (Janice), Waverley; grandchildren, Christopher Stewart (Janice), Andrea (MacKenzie) Rowe, Andrew MacKenzie, Evan Wile (Jennifer) and Sarah (Wile) Clapham (Warren), as well as Anita's children, Patsy Leitch (Fred), Gail Symonds (George), Joan Swinimer, Michael Johnstone (Debbie) and their extended families. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to all the dedicated caregivers of Northwood Homecare Ltd. who provided such excellent support over the last few years. The family would also like to thank the staff of the Dartmouth General Hospital for the care during the last three weeks. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Homes, 771 Main St. Dartmouth where visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church, Rev. Father Irek Bem officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Internment will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville following the service and reception. Donations may be made to St. Thomas Moore Parish, or a charity of your choice.
Alvin Lewis MACUMBER
December 27, 1920 - March 10, 2008
Alvin Lewis Macumber, 87, of Union Corner, Hants County, passed away on Monday, March 10th, 2008, at his home.
Born on December 27th, 1920, in Union Corner, Hants County, Nova Scotia, he was the son of the late Mabel (Collard) Macumber-Parker and also the late Loran Macumber.
Alvin retired in 1986 from the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation, and had previously worked in the woods. He operated heavy equipment with the Department of Lands and Forest; Hennessey and Spicer Construction; and at the Barite Mines, Walton. He was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces for four years. He was an avid gardener; enjoyed playing bingo; loved family and animals.
He is survived by his brother, Frank "Owen" Parker, Union Corner; sisters, Dorothy (Allan) Dillman, Lakelands; Eileen Lowthers, Three Mile Plains; sister-in-law, Rosalie Macumber, Centre Burlington; several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his step father, Frank Parker; sister, Violet Macumber; brothers, Howard, Ralph and Robert Macumber; brother-in-law, Murray Lowthers; sister-in-law, Ruby (Hines) Macumber.
Visitations will be held, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 13th, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King Street, Windsor.
Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 14th, 2008, in Lindsay’s Windsor Funeral Home Chapel. A private family interment will be at the Ste. Croix Cemetery, St. Croix.
Family flowers only, donations in memory of Alvin may be made to:
The Palliative Care Unit of Hants Community Hospital;
Hants County Branch of the V.O.N.
A charity of one's choice
Mrs. Victoria Louise Marsh
June 6, 1915 - March 10, 2008
MARSH, Victoria Louise - 92, Dartmouth, passed away March 10, 2008, in Saint Vincent's Nursing Home. Born in Upper Musquodoboit, she was a daughter of the late William and Elsie (Watson) Dean. She was a well-loved VON nurse in Dartmouth until her retirement at age 70. She was also a member of Gamma Master Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, for over 50 years. She enjoyed getting together with her sorority sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Eve (David) Campbell, New Zealand; granddaughter, Cathy (Craig); sister, Onie, Ottawa; several nieces and nephews, and many friends who will all miss her dearly. She was predeceased by her loving husband, David Marsh; sisters, Lorna, Mary-Ellen, Amelia, Stella, Edie, and Muriel; brothers, Perry and Doug. The family would like to thank all the staff of Saint Vincent's Nursing Home for their loving care. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where a memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial to follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. No flowers by request. Donations in memory of Victoria may be made to Victorian Order of Nurses or a charity of choice.
Ms. Debbie Teresa White
April 14, 1964 - March 10, 2008
WHITE, Debbie Teresa - 43, Dartmouth, formerly of Flat Bay, N.L., passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, March 10, 2008, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Stephenville Crossing, N.L., she was a daughter of Sheena White, Newfoundland. Debbie enjoyed her "D-D" Tim Horton's coffees, chatting on the internet with family and friends, strolling for walks in the summer, and making crafts. She was part of the family when it came to the Halifax Firefighters where she raised thousands for Muscular Dystrophy. She loved beating Derrick when it came to the ending total and she made it known when she thought something or felt something. Debbie loved her family and friends and she never held back when it came to any of us. We felt love just be being in her presence and she touched us all. We will miss her very much. Debbie is survived by brothers, Elton, Boyd, both of Newfoundland; Wade, Nova Scotia; sisters, Joyce (Ben) Nash, Faye, both of Newfoundland; nephews, Elton Jr. (Michelle), Patrick Adrian (Kayla), Wade Jr., Chad; nieces, Sarah and Amanda (Trevor); favourite aunts, Pat Pottie and Grace MacDonnell; Donita LeReoux uncle, Frankie White, Newfoundland; special friends, Annette, Rosalie, Lorraine; best friends Lynn, Peggy, and many more. She was predeceased by grandmother, Jean Anne (Mackie) White. Debbie, to all of us you were the bravest person we have ever met, thoughtful and strong. You fought all the fight that you had in you, even in your last days you never forgot about anyone. You may be in heaven, but you're in us all through your spirit and that is something we all vow to keep alive. Thank you to Northwood Home For Special Care, Denise, Wendy, Sherry and Darlene, and to all Dartmouth General Hospital staff, ICU 4th floor, for you compassion and special care. Special thanks to extended family, Tina and Jerry Chaulk. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where visitation will be held 2-4 and 5-7 p.m. today. Funeral service to immediately follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Memorial service and interment to follow in Flat Bay, N.L. Memorial donations may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Heaven must have needed a princess, because he took ours home.
Mrs. Gertrude Maude Webb
February 4, 1921 - March 10, 2008
WEBB, Gertrude Maude "Gertie" - 87, Halifax, passed away Monday, March 10, 2008, in the VG Site, QEII. Gertie is survived by daughters, Catherine Campbell and Lynne (Wayne) Martell, all of Halifax; grandson, Steven Campbell, Rankin Inlet, NU. She was predeceased by her husband, Roland George, and son-in-law, Dave Campbell. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 13, in Emmanuel Church, 322 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax. Burial to follow in the spring in Emmanuel Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to charity of choice.