JOHNSTON, Darrel D.
JOHNSTON, Darrel D. - 77, New Salem, Cumberland Co., died February 5, 1999, at Chignecto Manor, Advocate. Born in New Salem, he was a son of the late Thomas and Mae (MacAloney) Johnston. He was a retired heavy equipment and snowplow operator. Surviving are daughter, Shirley (Mrs. Nolan Morris), Advocate; sons, Darel, Lower Sackville; Floyd, New Salem; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Gretchen Collins; son, Gary; sister, Madeline; brother, Alton. Visitation 1-2 p.m. Sunday, funeral 2 pm Sunday, both in Advocate Baptist Church, Rev. Brent Easey officiating. Burial in New Salem Cemetery. Donations to any charity. Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro.
CROSSMAN, Herman E.
CROSSMAN, Herman E. - 91, Advocate Harbour, Cumberland Co., died Saturday, April 24, 1999, in Bayview Memorial Health Centre, Advocate Harbour. Born in Maine, he was the son of the late Edward and Maude (D'Orsey) Crossman. He was a retired lumberman and carpenter. He is survived by brother, Joey and wife Orise, Blacks Harbour, N.B.; daughter-in-law, Robina (Robinson) Crossman, Newcastle, N.B.; grandchildren, Stacey Crossman, Moncton; Wayne Crossman, Newcastle; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son, Merrill; sisters, Edith, Minie; brother, Lawrence. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today, funeral 2 p.m. Monday, both in Spencers Island Union Church, Rev. Jean Simms-Mills (niece) officiating. Burial in the Allenville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Spencers Island Union Church or to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
FRASER, J. Douglas, P.Eng.
FRASER, J. Douglas, P.Eng. - Died peacefully on April 14, 1999, in Melville Lodge, Halifax. Born in 1902, in Halifax, he was a son of the late Hon. J. Fred Fraser and Carrie (Sulis) Fraser. After graduating with a B.Sc. from Dalhousie University in 1923, and a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering from McGill University in 1925, he worked for the General Electric Co. in Lynn, Mass., for two years. In 1927, he married Marion Swan of Oxford, Cumberland Co., and they settled in Halifax, where he was resident engineer with Moirs Ltd. In his career as an engineer, Doug Fraser held position at Moirs Ltd.; Acadia Sugar Refinery Co. Ltd., Woodside, and served for three years with the Department of Munitions and Supply during the Second World War, were he managed repairs and refits to merchant ships and naval vessels. He rejoined Moirs Ltd. in 1945, serving as plant engineer, assistant general manager and technical advisor. Upon his retirement from Moirs in 1965, he served as executive secretary and registrar with the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia until retirement in 1976. He was a life member of APENS, was appointed honorary life member as well, and was made APENS Registrar Emeritus, the only person to hold this distinction. He was a fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, and was awarded a Canadian Silver Jubilee Medal for his "worthy and devoted service" to the engineering profession in Nova Scotia. For many years he served the Province of Nova Scotia as chairman of the Board of Examiners under the Engine Operators Act, for the Department of Labour. In 1995 Doug Fraser was presented with the Prestigious F.H. Sexton Award and Medal, by his peers the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Halifax, where he was chairman of the building committee during the construction of the Christian Education Wing, and served on the Board of Management for many years. He was past master of St. Andrew's Lodge No. 1. He was presented with his 70-year jewel in 1997. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason. He was a member of the Halifax Curling Club and was a founding member of the Indian Point Recreation Centre in Glen Haven. For almost 50 years, he spent the summers at Glen Haven, where gardening was a favourite pastime. He is his sister, L. Jean Fraser, Halifax, and his daughters, Joan (Mrs. Warren Tregunno), Gretchen (Mrs. Donald Gillis), Halifax, and Elizabeth Ferguson, Newport Landing, Hants Co.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Marion (Swan); brothers, Cecil, Murray and Donald; sister, Freda Adams. A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church, Oxford Street, Halifax, on Monday, April 19, at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow. The family gratefully declines flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia, 1355 Barrington St., Halifax, NS B3J 1Y9, for the advancement of education and public awareness in the engineering profession.
CROSSMAN, Heman E.
CROSSMAN, Heman E. - 91, Fraserville, Cumberland Co., died Saturday, April 24, 1999, in Bayview Memorial Health Centre, Advocate Harbour. Born in Maine, he was a son of the late Edward and Maude (D'Orsey) Crossman. He was a retired lumberman and carpenter. He is survived by brother, Joey and wife Orise, Blacks Harbour, N.B.; daughter-in-law, Robina (Robinson) Crossman, Newcastle; grandchildren, Stacey Crossman, Moncton; Wayne Crossman, Newcastle; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Alice MacGillivary; son, Merrill; sisters, Edith, Minie; brother, Lawrence. Funeral 2 p.m. today at Spencers Island Union Church, Rev. Jean Simms-Mills (niece) officiating. Burial in Allenville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Spencers Island Union Church or to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
CASSIDY, Emma Julia
CASSIDY, Emma Julia - 93, formerly of 315 Robie St., Truro, died February 14, 1999, in Townsview Estates, Truro. Born in Kersheville, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Charles and Anna (Makey) Balla. She was a member of First United Church, Truro, and the United Church Women. She was also a member of Myrtle Chapter 21, Order of Eastern Star, and Colchester Hospital Auxiliary. She was a summer resident of Hart Lake, Cumberland Co., and enjoyed their cottage for over 60 years. She is survived by stepsons, Robert and wife Betty, Michael and wife Jean; stepdaughter, Margery Cassidy, all of Truro; stepdaughter-in-law Norma Cassidy, Fox Point, Cumberland Co.; step-grandchildren, Gregory, Christopher, Michael, Stephen Cassidy; Carole Ann, Lee, Robert Cassidy; Catherine Cassidy MacNevin and Margaret Cassidy; several great-step-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest J.; stepson, James; step-grandson, Michael; great-step-grandson, Oliver James; sisters, Grace Cassidy, Anna Atkinson, and brother, John Balla. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today, Myrtle Chapter 21, Order of Eastern Star will conduct a tribute service 7:15 p.m. today, funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, all in Mattatall Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro, Rev. William MacLeod officiating. Interment to be 2 p.m. Thursday in North Kingston Cemetery, North Kingston, Kings Co. In lieu of flowers, she would have appreciated donations to Colchester Regional Hospital Foundation or First United Church Memorial Fund.
MELLROY, Lawrence William Hudson "Bub"
MELLROY, Lawrence William Hudson "Bub" - 62, Debert, Colchester Co., died February 14, 1999, at home. Born in Wallace, Cumberland Co., he was a son of the late David and Esther (O'Brien) Mellroy. He had been a resident of Debert for the past 24 years. He spent most of his working life as a woodsman and an outdoorsman. Surviving are his companion, Ida Mae Myers; sisters, Donna Eastcott, Isobel Mellroy, Debert; Shirley Thompson, Truro; Grace Chisholm, Prince George, B.C.; brothers, Ellsworth, Quesnel, B.C.; Herbert, New Glasgow; Basil, Debert; several nieces and nephews. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today and Wednesday, funeral 2 p.m. Thursday, all in Debert Baptist Church, Debert, Rev.David Robertson and Pastor Edgar Patriquin officiating. Burial at a later date in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. In lieu of flowers, donations to Debert Baptist Church or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.