John Francis Kays
KAYS, John Francis - 67, died September 28, 2002, surrounded by the love of his family, wife, Reta; son, Dan; daughter, Kathy; daughter-in-law, Cindy. Surviving are his grandchildren, Mitchell, Elin, Marla, Khrista, Mark, Aaron; great-granddaughters, Brandi, Brook; niece, Helen; nephew, Carl Jr.; sisters, Ann, Barrie, Ont.; Josie, Las Vegas; Ruby, Sault Ste. Marie; nieces, nephews.
He was predeceased by all member of his family with exception of his three sisters.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial service 10 a.m. Friday, October 4, in St. Catherine of Siena Church, Bayers Road. Burial at a later date. Reception in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Catherine's Parish or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Ronald Frederick Giles
GILES, Ronald Frederick "Gibbs" - 50, Cole Harbour, passed away suddenly but peacefully October 1, 2002, in Dartmouth General Hospital, after a brief but hard fought battle with cancer, surrounded by family and friends.
Born in Halifax, he was a loving son, brother, husband, father and friend to many. Ron was employed at Musicstop for 22 years. He was a well-known musician and played in several local bands. Ron enjoyed fishing, eating, playing baseball for the Colby Village Men's League and the freedom he found while riding his motorcycle.
Ron was very much loved and will be greatly missed by his wife, Wendy (Clark) Giles; daughter, Becky; son, Joe, both at home; mother, Eleanor (LaPierre) Johnson; brothers, Rick (Stephanie) Giles; Brian (Joni) Johnson; special-in-laws, Rolfe and Faye Clark, Rolfe (Lois) Clark, Robert (Dana) Clark; special aunts, Marie Quillan, Betty Shrum, Audrey Vosburgh; uncles, Ralph LaPierre, Donald Giles; two nieces, one nephew and many cousins. He leaves behind many close friends and co-workers, whom he thought of as family.
He was predeceased by his father, Chester Giles.
Special thanks to Dr. M. F. Moriarty for being there. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Atlantic Funeral Home, Dartmouth. Funeral 11 a.m. Friday in Pope John XXIII, Colby Drive, Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his children's education through the Ron Giles Memorial Fund at any TD Canada Trust. On-line condolences may be sent to: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com "Some people come into our lives and quickly go...Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same."
Clarence Milton "Mel" Luddington
LUDDINGTON, Clarence Milton "Mel" - 57, Bedford, died September 30, 2002, at home. Born in New Harbour, Guysborough Co., he was a son of the late Roy and Hilda (Gillie) Luddington.
He will be rememebered for his kind heart and great sense of humor. He is survived by his loving wife of 14 happy years, Julia (Matheson); daughters, Krista (Jason) Smith, Toronto; Jennifer Luddington, Halifax; brothers, Neil (June), New Harbour; Terry, Enfield; sisters, Eva Hingston and Velma Hope, both of Bedford; Phyllis Luddington, Dartmouth.
He was predeceased by brother, Austin; sisters, Irene Baker, Greta Gray, Greta Luddington in infancy; stepson, Donnie.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Sackville, where funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, October 3, Garth Oxner assisted by Rev. Douglas Mott officiating. Burial in Brookside Cemetery. A reception to follow in the funeral home reception lounge. Donations may be made to a chariy of choice.
Wanda Cheryl Higgs (Parker)
HIGGS (Parker), Wanda Cheryl - 40, Dartmouth, passed away with her immediate family and best friend at her side, on September 29, 2002.
She was under the care of the wonderful VG medical staff of 8B Oncology and 7A Palliative Care. Wanda fought a difficult and courageous battle against breast cancer. She was a member of the 1980 Horton District High School graduating class. She was a woman, who loved stained glass and handcrafts, camping and gardening, teddy bears and teacups. Wanda worked for several years in the handcrafts field until her death. She was also a member of the Girl Guides of Canada serving as a leader and district commissioner over the years. Wanda was a great "people person" and will be remembered for her unconditional love and dedicated friendship that she spread to all whom she knew.
She was the daughter of the late Hollis and Doris (Wellwood) Parker (Kentville).
She is survived by her dedicated husband, Gary; wonderful daughters, Holly Mae, age 16, and Sherrie Lynn, age 13.
Cremation has already taken place. A memorial and celebration of life will take place October 5, at 3 p.m. in Shannon Park Community Centre, Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, should you want to honor her memory, know that Wanda would have wanted you to do anything that would support the fight against breast cancer. "Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts", (Winston Churchill) and Wanda had plenty of courage for us all. Love Gary, Holly, Sherrie and Joanne.
Marjorie Elizabeth Ashe
ASHE, Marjorie Elizabeth - 80, Waverley, passed away September 29, 2002, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Amy (Jennex) Smith.
Surviving are her husband, Frank; daughters, Sandra (Ken Pelly), Moncton; Leta (John Rankin), Mount Uniacke; Darlene, at home; son, Francis (Violet), Cole Harbour; brother, Theodore Smith, Halifax; sister, Marie Hanson, Halifax; grandchildren, Jim and John Rankin, Francis and Holly Ashe; great-grandchildren, Cody, Kayla and Courtney.
She was predeceased by sisters, Helen, Mary, and Edna; brothers, George and Joseph.
Private family visitation only. Funeral service will be Wednesday, October 2, at 2 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. A private family burial will be held at a later date in Oakridge Memory Gardens.
Donations in memory may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
M. Lucy Doucet
DOUCET, M. Lucy - 89, Halifax, passed away September 27, 2002, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Belle Cote, Inverness Co., she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Jane (Aucoin) Doucet.
Lucy was a long-time employee of the Lord Nelson Hotel. She was a long-time resident of Northwood Manor and participated in all of their activities and was a former resident of MacKeen Manor on Queen Street. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Surviving are many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was predeceased by brothers, Anthony, Herbert, John, Joseph, Dominick; sister, Catherine Cormier. Family flowers only.
The remains are resting in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, with visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral mass will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's Basilica. Burial to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville.
Mary Josephine Dunnington
DUNNINGTON, Mary Josephine - 74, passed away peacefully in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax, Sunday, September 29, 2002. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Doris (Wilneff) Evans.
She worked for many years at Mount Saint Vincent Motherhouse as a nurse's aide and in her leisure time, found much pleasure in her natural talent with handiwork. Mary was a gentle soul, who loved her family and friends dearly and was kind and charitable to strangers.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Arthur; sons, Peter (Ann Maria), Ronald; grandchildren, Kyle, Laura; sister, Audrey Smith; brothers, Donald and Harold "Buster" Evans; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by sisters, Sylvia Wright, Lillian Stafford.
Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 2, in Atlantic Funeral Home, Bayers Road, Halifax. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Reception to follow at 17 Hamshaw Dr., Kearney Lake. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Cancer Society.
Carl Wilbert Lake
LAKE, Carl Wilbert - 78, Dartmouth, passed away September 29, 2002, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Burlington, he was a son of the late Wilbert and Blanche Lake.
Surviving are his wife, Bessie; daughters, Donna, Julie; sons, David, Mike; nine stepchildren; 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Carl was predeceased by sister, Stella Westhaver; brothers, Freeman, Albert, Harry, Herman, Harold.
Visitation 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, memorial service 10 a.m. Wednesday, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, Rev. Vance S. Arbeau officiating. Interment to follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Reception to take place in the funeral home reception centre. Donations in Carl's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, 204-5523 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax, NS B3J 9Z9, or Lung Association of Nova Scotia, 17 Alma Cres., Halifax, NS B3N 9Z9.