COLE, Thomas William
COLE, Thomas William - 80, Dempsey Corner, Kings Co., died Saturday, February 13, 1999, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Canso, Guysborough Co., he was a son of the late Howard and Melinda (Greencorn) Cole. He was a member of Aylesford United Baptist Church and a veteran of the Second World War, having served overseas from 1942-1945. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Ortona Branch 69, Berwick. He owned and operated a farm for 10 years after the war. He then worked for the government in the Department of Highways and as a school bus driver. He had been a Fuller Brush salesman and worked for Sears in Halifax, later retiring due to ill health. Surviving are his wife, the former Gladys Marion Brennan; daughter, Joan Marie and husband Robert Churchill, Canning; sons, Allen Thomas and wife Holly Cole, Falmouth; John Edward and wife Doreen Cole, Aylesford; grandchildren, Kimberly Ann (Gates) and husband Allan MacRae, Toronto; John Wade Gates, Japan; Dana Leigh Cole, Prince George, B.C.; Shane and wife Susan Cole, Moncton, N.B. He was predeceased by brothers, Harold, John, Martin and Benjamin Cole; sisters, Alice and Jessie Cole, Luella Baker, Leita Pembrook. Visitation 2-4, 7:30-9 p.m. today, February 16, legion service 7 p.m. today, both in H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Berwick. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 17, in Aylesford United Baptist Church, Rev. Clyde Lowe officiating. Burial in Aylesford Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Aylesford United Baptist Church, or to a charity of one's choice.
CROCKER, Theodore Bernard
CROCKER, Theodore Bernard - 79, Trout Lake, Annapolis Co., died February 15, 1999 in Veteran's Wing of Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Harmony, he was a son of the late Lamert and Agnes (Winot) Crocker. He was a retired carpenter, veteran of the Second World War, member of Royal Canadian Legion, Middleton Branch 1. Surviving are his wife, the former Gladys Keddy; sisters, Mayfred Spinney, Oxford, Mass.; Elsie Steele, Port Williams; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by daughter, Deanna; sisters, Opal, Lorna, Nola; brothers, Horace, Elvin. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, legion service 7 p.m. Wednesday, funeral 2 p.m. Thursday, all in Warren T. Roop Funeral Home, Middleton, Rev. Bill McLeod officiating. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, New Albany. Donations to Soldiers Memorial Hospital Foundation.
McLEAN, Ruth Elizabeth
McLEAN, Ruth Elizabeth - 87, Halifax, died October 6, 1999, in the New Halifax infirmary, QEII. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Sadie (Pace) Lafford. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are daughter, Barbara (Mrs. Robert Sheenan), Dartmouth; son, Kenneth (Vera), Halifax; grandchildren, Valerie, Halifax; and Paul McLean, Burnaby, B.C.; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Patrick McLean; brother, Harry. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, in Cruikshank's Funeral Home, Robie Street, Halifax. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Duncan MacMaster officiating. Burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Reception to follow in the funeral home. Family flowers only. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
CULLEN, Ruth Louise
CULLEN, Ruth Louise - 90, Ocean View Manor, formerly of 11 Steven's Rd., died February 14, 1999, in the manor. Born in Charlottetown, she was the daughter of the late William and Louise (Trainor) Welsh. She was a member of St. Clements and St. Thomas More parishes and was an avid seamstress. She was a longtime member of the CWL. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are daughter, Genevieve "Bunny" Eisener; sons, Laurie, John, Paul, Michael, all of HRM; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Roy; son, Allan. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today, funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, and from where reception will follow. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to VON.
DAVIDSON, Marjorie Louise
DAVIDSON, Marjorie Louise - At Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, Halifax, on February 12, 1999. Born in Halifax, October 31, 1913, a daughter of the late John W. and Georgina V. (Williams) Davidson. Marjorie was a survivor of The Halifax Explosion. She was educated in Halifax; Teacher's College, Truro; and St. Mary's University. She taught for 37 years in the Halifax school system and was principal of Ardmore and Sir John Thompson schools and was a special education teacher prior to her retirement. In 1941, Marjorie joined the first flight of the Women's Division of the RCAF from Nova Scotia and was stationed in Toronto. For four years, she served in Newfoundland and throughout Canada, and attained the rank of squadron officer. She served as a summer recruiting officer in Nova Scotia for several years after 1945. Marjorie had a great love for music and will be remembered by many for her participation in music festivals. She is survived by her sister, June Clark, Halifax; brothers, Eric, Halifax, and James L. "Jim", Oakland. She was predeceased by brother, Walter E. (Dartmouth), and sister-in-law, Katheline (Oakland). Marjorie will be remembered for kindness and love for her many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. A memorial service will be held at United Memorial Church, Kaye Street, Halifax, today, February 16, at 2 p.m., followed by a reception in the church social room. Private family interment. Family flowers only. Donations to Halifax School for the Blind, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements have be entrusted to Dignity Cremation Services, Halifax.
ROSS, Clair A.
ROSS, Clair A. - 66, Woodstock, Ont., died September 20, 1999, at home. Born February 3, 1933, in Tatamagouche, he was a son of the late Bernard and Annie (Reid) Ross. He owned and operated his own construction company. He is survived by sons, William, David and Stephen, Woodstock, Ont; daughter, Kelly Anne, Woodstock, Ont.; seven grandchildren; sisters, Leota (Cecil) Murphy, Owen Sound, Ont.; Bernice (Earl) Hayman, Tatamagouche; brother, Ronald (Pattsy), Tatamagouche. He was predeceased by sister, Jean (Henry) Ferguson, (Tatamagouche). No funeral by request. Visitation was September 22. Burial of ashes in Lockerby Cemetery, Tatamagouche, October 8, at 2 p.m.
HARDING, Edwin Bernard
HARDING, Edwin Bernard - 73, Yarmouth, died February 14, 1999, in Yarmouth Regional Hopsital. Born in Yarmouth, he was a son of the late Edgar G. and Helen Catherine (Trask) Harding. He was a member of St. Ambrose Cathedral, Yarmouth, and affiliated with Notre Dame de Fatima. He was a lifetime member of Knights of Columbus Council 2181, Yarmouth; former chairman of Regional Tennancy Board, former board member of the Children's Aid Society, member of Yarmouth Duplicate Bridge Club, and was manager of W.L. Harding's. Surviving are daughter, Virginia (Mrs. Marc Boudreau), Yarmouth; sons, William, Ottawa; Steven, Salmo, B.C.; Gregory, Halifax; brother, Lawrence, Ancaster, Ont.; sisters, Helen Harding, Arlington, Mass.; Joan, (Mrs. John Kelley), Lexington, Mass.; Mary Harding, Waterloo, Ont.; two granchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Lorraine. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, prayers 8 p.m. today, both in Sweeny's Funeral Chapel, Yarmouth. Knights of Columbus Council 2181 members asked to attend. Funeral services 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Ambrose Cathedral, Rev. Gerard MacInnis officiating. Spring burial in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society or Notre Dame Catholic Church.
TANNER, Jeff Hugh
TANNER, Jeff Hugh - Born March 30, 1933, in England, the son of the late Geoffrey and Isabel (Ward) Tanner, Jeff Tanner of Westmount died April 29, 2000, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital. He was predeceased by sister, Brenda. Jeff leaves two brothers, Jan and Robbie. With his beloved wife, Christiane (Ferrière), he created a warm and generous home. He is survived by his children, Isabelle and Joe Sisi, Rachèle Tanner and Gary Green, Geoffrey Tanner and Mary Ann Wilson, and by grandchildren, Olivia and Liliane, Willy and Clay. Having lost the flip of a coin, Jeff came to Cape Breton as a diver to help the Seal Island Bridge. For over 35 years he ran Eurocar Service, establishing a marvelous reputation as an irreverent, inventive, irascible man. His motto was sort of, "If you don't want to take care of your car, then neither do I." A very private man, he loved his family, a well-tuned engine, reading and classical music. He leaves an enormous number of friends, each of whom he made feel like one of the chosen few. He was wonderfully informed and never without an interesting opinion. Many met him through their cars and stayed for stories, the literature and music. He was an exceptionally responsible and trustworthy man. For a few years, Jeff offered Musical Quest, a classical music program on CJCB. He taught kayaking at the Coast Guard College. He kayaked the Labrador coast solo and across Sydney Harbour to the bank. There will be no funeral and no wake. A memorial service will be announced. Instead of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
MacDONALD, Margaret - 91, formerly of 66 Oceanview, Dominion, died February 15, 1999, in Taigh Na Mara, Glace Bay. Born in Reserve Mines, she was a daughter of the late Alex R. MacDonald and Mary (McNeil) MacDonald. She was a longtime member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Bridgeport. In earlier years, she was very active in civic affairs and at one time was president of Immaculate Conception CWL. Surviving are her children, Cellie, Anna, at home; Gerry (Mrs. Bobby Martell), Dominion; Estelle (Mrs. Bill Usher), Edmonton; son, Aral Joseph, Seaview Manor, Glace Bay; sisters, Winnifred "Winnie", Montreal; Frances "Fran", Saugus, Mass.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, D.J. "Dan Jimmie" MacDonald; sons, Daniel Alexander, Joseph Bernard; daughter, Shirley MacLeod, Dartmouth; four sisters and a brother. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday in Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport, Rev. Jim Oliver officiating. Burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Bridgeport. Donations to any charity.
MacFARLANE, Isabel Ruth
MacFARLANE, Isabel Ruth - Died February 14, 1999, at Saint Vincent's Guest House, Halifax. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Neal and Isabel (Miller) MacFarlane. She was a retired school teacher and taught for many years at Richmond School in Halifax. She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church and a life member of the Atlantic Missionary Society. Surviving is her sister, Catherine MacFarlane, Halifax. She was predeceased by brother, Clarence. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service 2 p.m. Wednesday in Knox Presbyterian Church, 5406 Roome St., Halifax, Rev. George MacDonald officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Halifax.
NETTLETON, Jennifer - 33, Truro, died February 14, 1999, in Arichat, Richmond Co. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the former Martha Menzies, Arichat, and the late Lonsdale Brian Nettleton. She was owner/operator of Jennifer's and Company Hair Salon and Day Spa in Truro. She is survived by sisters, Fiona (Mrs. Brian Brakenridge), Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand; Mari, Arichat; Sarah Nettleton, wife of Paul MacLean, Halifax; brothers, Capt. Gordon Nettleton, Queen Charlotte, B.C.; Iain Nettleton, Truro. She was predeceased by her fiancé, Scott Ferguson. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held February 17, at 2 p.m. in First United Church, Prince Street, Truro, Rev. Margaret Sagar and Rev. Peter MacRae officiating. No flowers please. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, palliative care or to the charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat.
ROCKWELL, Ronald James
ROCKWELL, Ronald James - 64, died January 24, 1999, in Daytona, Fla. Born February 22, 1934, in Amherst, he was a son of Dwight James and Jennie Marie (Fales) Rockwell and was educated in the Amherst school system. Ronald and Barbara A. Johnston were united in marriage in the United Baptist Church, Oxford, on September 4, 1954. He worked in office of Tantramar Motors for several years and with Addressograph-Multigraph in Halifax, Montreal and Saint John, N.B. While residing in the Atlantic provinces and Montreal, family vacations were spent at his beloved Amherst Shore visiting family and friends, enjoying warn water beaches and the local golf course. A music lover, he sang in local church choirs most of his life. He joined the Halifax Chapter of SPEBSQSA in the 1970s and thoroughly enjoyed their weekly rehearsals, local sing-outs and district competitions. It was this love for barbershop music that led to a position at their head office, Harmony Hall in Kenosha, Wis., in 1980. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Kenosha. Ron is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Joan and James Vincent "Bus" Stuart, Amherst; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Eleanor and Helmut Kamyszek, Abbotsford, B.C.; three daughters and sons-in-law and five grandchildren, Jo-Ann and Darrell Clarke and grandson, John, Kenosha; Jillian and Rocky Perry and grandson, Jebediah Rockwell and granddaughter, Mikaela Jayne, Sussex, N.B.; Megan and Royce Lathrop and grandson, Royce Lee III and granddaughter, Amanda Megalyn, Goddard, Kan., and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father in 1978, his mother in 1983 and an infant grandson, Ian Kyle Lathrop, September 12, 1996. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
RAFUSE (Boehner), Joan Katherine
RAFUSE (Boehner), Joan Katherine - 65, Chester, passed away April 17, 2000, after a very lengthy battle with depression. Born in Murray River, P.E.I., she was a daughter of Albro Boehner, Western Shore, and the late Lenora (Gosbee) Boehner. Joan was a very gifted musician, artist and craftsperson. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a friend to everyone. She was a member of St. Stephen's Anglican Church where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and Junior Auxiliary for many years before her illness. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Robert; son, Glen (Lisa), Chester; daughters, Judy and Jerry Denty, Halifax; Patti and Jeff Skerry; Carla and Chad Stevens, Chester; grandsons, Graham, Gregory and Travis; granddaughter, Kayla; sisters, Doris (Lawrence Heisler), Mahone Bay; Lois (Don Furlotte), Bridgewater. She was predeceased by her son, Gerald. Visitation 3-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Davis Funeral Home, Chester. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday in St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester, Rev. Sean Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Bayview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Stephen's Anglican Church, the Church Cemetery Fund or to a charity of choice.
SMITH, David Ralph
SMITH, David Ralph - 53, Walton, Hants Co., died February 14, 1999, at home. Born October 8, 1945, in Walton, he was a son of the late Ralph and Agnes (Weatherbee) Smith. He was an auto body repair man by trade. He was a member of Walton Shore Volunteer Fire Department. He was very active in the community helping to raise money for different organizations and always assisting others when the need would arise. Surviving are his wife, the former Ruthie Sanford; son, Timothy, Lower Sackville; daughter, Lori Smith; sisters, Sharon (Mrs. Glen Burgess), Walton; Linda (Mrs. Burton Sanford), Middle Musquodoboit; Carol (Mrs. Richard Hughton), Coldbrook; Marcia (Mrs. Allen Galley), Tumbler Ridge, B.C.; Heather (Mrs. Gary McLellan), Cambridge, Hants Co.; brothers, Phillip, Summerville; Brian, Sackville; a granddaughter. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, funeral 2 p.m. Thursday, both in J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Summerville, Rev. Russel Newhook officiating. Burial in Grace United Church Cemetery, Walton. Donations to Grace United Church or the church cemetery fund.