SMITH, Wayne Charles
SMITH, Wayne Charles - 54, Lakeside, Halifax Co., passed away February 12, 1999, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born October 19, 1944, in Gold River, he was a son of the late Murray and Elsie (Demont) Smith. He was a strong believer in his two sons, Wayne Jr. and Russell, for their outstanding racing careers. He is survived by his wife, the former Elsie (Cramer) Smith; sons, Wayne Jr. and wife Ellen; Russell and wife Annemarie; daughters, Brenda, Donna and husband Randy; Shelly and husband Ernie, all of Lakeside; grandchildren, Jason, Derrick, Amanda, Ashley, Kayla, Cindy, Crystal, Trevor, Russell, Tara, Jordan, Ashley and Devon; sisters, Marion Hacksmit, New Glasgow; Betty (Mrs. Vincent Hatt), Gold River; Doris Smith, Dartmouth; Janet (Mrs. Granville Ellis), Timberlea; brother, Bernie, Gold River; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Cyril. Cremation will take place. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, February 18, in St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Timberlea, Rev. Ronald Walker officiating. Arrangements under the direction of the J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, Halifax.
TOMPKINS, Vera Elizabeth Mae "Lizzy"
TOMPKINS, Vera Elizabeth Mae "Lizzy" - 82, Lockhartville, Kings Co., died February 13, 1999, at home. Born November 3, 1916, in Harcourt, N.B., she was a daughter of the late Edward and Mary Jane (Bailey) Beaver. She had been a resident of Lockhartville for 72 years. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are her husband, Percy; sons, Ronald, Gypsum Mines, Hants Co.; Robert Ramey, Coldbrook, Kings Co.; daughter, Sheila Schofield, Lockhartville; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by son, Percy; sister, Stella; brothers, John, George, Art. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday, all in Lohnes-Beazley Memorial Chapel, 419 Albert St., Windsor, Rev. David Shaw officiating. Burial in Horton Cemetery, Hortonville, Kings Co. Donations to VON, Kings County Branch.
BLACKBURN, Eric Arnold
BLACKBURN, Eric Arnold - 78, Uplands Park, passed away September 9, 1999, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Montreal, he was a son of the late Arnold and Mae Blackburn of Old Barns, Colchester Co. A veteran of the Second World War, he served on various corvettes and destroyers in the North Atlantic. After the war he held a number of positions with the province of Nova Scotia and retired 13 years ago from the position of supervisor of statistics, personnel and payroll at the former Victoria General Hospital. An avid stamp and coin collector, he also enjoyed gardening, model boat building and working in his workshop. He was formerly a member of the World Ships Society and a founding member of the Rockingham Boy Scouts. A recipient of the Canadian Legion's distinguished Palm Leaf Award and the Meritous Service Medal, Eric served two terms as president of the Bedford Legion and held numerous executive positions there, most notably chairman of the annual Poppy Day Committee. Eric was a lifetime elder in the Rockingham United Church and was very active in all aspects of church life. A loving husband and devoted family man, he is survived by his wife, the former Mollie E. Button; daughter, Sylvia Corey (Jon), Hammonds Plains; son, Nelson (Jane), Bedford; and grandchildren, Brenda Corey and James Blackburn. Also surviving are sisters, Evelyn Newman (Harold), Dartmouth; Lorna Waterfield, British Columbia; Catherine Woolley, Dartmouth; and brothers, James, Old Barns; William (Hazel), Montreal; and Leslie (June), Bible Hill. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today, September 13, in Rockingham United Church, Rev. Allan Darby officiating. Burial will take place at sea at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bedford Legion Branch 95, Poppy Fund or Rockingham United Church.
ROSS, Angus "Alvin"
ROSS, Angus "Alvin" - 80, Union Centre, Pictou Co., Sunday, September 12, 1999, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Union Centre, he was a son of the late Kenneth D. and Jeannetta (MacDonald) Ross. He grew up on the family farm, which he continued to work until two years ago. He also was a coal miner in the Drummond Mine until an injury in 1954. As well, he operated Alvin Ross' Service Station in Union Centre from 1964 to 1987. He was a well known school bus driver for many years. He was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Westville, and a member of the Maple Leaf Lodge 21, Knights of Pythias, Westville, for over 50 years, where he served as past Grand Chancellor as well as held many other offices. He was honored as "Knight of the Year" in 1995. He was a member of Caledonia Lodge 28 IOOF, Hopewell for over 50 years, holding several offices there. He is survivied by his wife, the former Jean Tolson; daughters, Judy (David Hughes), Elgin; Jennie, Edmonton; Susan and Shirley, Westville; Willena Randall (Les), Calgary; Jeannie, Halifax; grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Delaney, Halifax; Janet Bourque, New Glasgow; Fred Bourque, Westville; and great-granddaughters, Lauren Delaney and Kennedy Bourque. He was predeceased by his brother, William. Visitation will be held today from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. Andrew's Church, Westville, Rev. Glenn Cooper officiating. Interment will be in Union Centre Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
SCANLAN, Arthur Thomas "Bill"
SCANLAN, Arthur Thomas "Bill" - 64, Cedar St. Pictou, died September 10, 1999, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Pictou, he was a son of the late William Vincent and Mary Angelina (Noel) Scanlan. He was a former employee of Michelin Tires, retiring in 1993 after 22 years of service. He was also a member of Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou, and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 16, Pictou. He is survived by his wife, the former Claudette Landry; daughter, Monique (Tony) Van Veld, Lyons Brook; grandson, Blair; brother, Paddy Scanlan, Pictou. He was predeceased by brothers, William "Jack", Milton, Sarsfield, Vincent, Joseph; stepsisters, Anne Jane Harper; Mary Rosetta Scanlan; stepbrothers, Howard, Raymond, David, Bernard, James, Joseph. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. today in Stella Maris Church, Pictou, Rev. Peter MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in Seaview Cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
SIMS, Frances Louise
SIMS, Frances Louise - 90, Lawrencetown, died September 11, 1999, in Mountain Lea Lodge, Bridgetown. Born in Lawrencetown, she was a daughter of the late William and Olive (Buckler) Duncan. She was the secretary for the Department of Agriculture in Marketing, Lawrencetown, 1938-58; a member of the St. Andrew's Anglican Church, St Andrew's Guild and looked after the church books for over 50 years. She was an auditor for the Clarence and West Paradise United Baptist Churches and bookeeper for the Paradise Community Hall. She was employed with the Adult Education Division Department of Education, Bridgetown, 1962-74. She received the Ralph Armstrong award for her work with the Lawrencetown Exhibition where she was the treasurer and manager for several years. She worked with the Federation of Agriculture Cattle Sales. She was a charter member of the Annapolis East Unit. Frances held a variety of offices for the Canadian Cancer Society, where she received her Gold Pin and Certificate of Recognition and was Annapolis County Volunteer of the Year in 1987. She also worked as a postal clerk in Lawrencetown and a dry goods clerk and bookkeeper at Shaffner's Store, Lawrencetown. She was employed by the municipal school board in Paradise and was a member of the West Paradise Credit Union, being treasurer and manager for a short time. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by niece, Sharon (Mrs. Mel Johnson), Coxheath; and nephew, Barry Duncan, Truro. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Clarence Sims DVM, and brother, Fred. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in the St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Lawrencetown, Rev. Eric MacDonald officiating. Interment in the Fairview Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a Charity of Choice.
STEWART, Hattie Allen
STEWART, Hattie Allen - 82, Glace Bay, died in the Seaview Manor Glace Bay, September 12, 1999. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Sadie (Buchanan) Jackson. A former resident of Toronto, Ont. but more recently of 124 Shaft St., Glace Bay. Hattie was a member of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Glace Bay. Surviving are her aunt, Mary Buchanan, Seaview Manor; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Douglas; aunts, Annie Copeland, Lean Grant; uncle, Angus Buchanan. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, Rev. Eric Lynk officiating. Donations to St. Paul's Building Fund.
STOCKLEY, Bradley Ward
STOCKLEY, Bradley Ward - 32, 20 Fownes Drive, Baddeck, died September 10, 1999, at home. Born in North Sydney on August 6, 1967, he was a son of Roy and Evelyn (Bradley) Stockley. Bradley received his grade 12 Diploma and also obtained an auto mechanic certificate through trade school. His passion for nature and working in the woods was surpassed only for his generosity in helping his family and friends whenever needed, especially by his skilled mechanic abilities. He is survived by grandmother, Jean (Roberts) Bradley, Baddeck; brother, Bruce (Danielle) Stockley, Baddeck; sisters, Iris (Robert) Morton, Amherst; Jean (Kim) Murphy, Wainwright, Alta.; Brenda (Jeff) MacDonald, Ingonish; Cathy Stockley, Halifax; nieces, Ashley and Jacki; nephews, Jamie, Jason, Justin, Gregory, Shawn and Matthew. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Robert "Bob" Bradley; and paternal grandparents, Alfred and Louise (Dupe) Stockley. Bradley will be sadly missed and forever remembered by his family, his many friends and special friend, Carrie. The body is resting in MacAskill's Funeral Home, Baddeck with visitation 2-9 p.m. today, September 13. The Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 14 in St. Peter - St John Anglican Church, Rev. Chris McCann officiating. Burial in St. Peter - St. John Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to St. Peter - St. John Church. Arrangements under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck.
WALKER, David William
WALKER, David William - Cook Avenue, passed away Sunday, September 12, 1999, in the Palliative Care Unit, VG Site, QEII. Born August 27, 1948 he was a son of Melva (Peddle) Walker, New Minas and the late Bill Walker. He worked at the Nova Scotia Department of Finance, Eastern Drug and Willitt Foods. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Morris; daughters, Erin, at home; and Alanna, Halifax; son, Hale, Halifax; sister, Donna, New Minas; close family members, Leslie, Wayne and Thomas; as well as several sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews; Also missed by many extended family and friends. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, September 14. Funeral 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 15 in St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, Halifax. Rev. Lloyd O'Neill officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kidney Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.
WILSON, Frederick Kenneth
WILSON, Frederick Kenneth - 77, School Ave., Halifax, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 11, 1999, at home. Born July 8, 1922 in Wilson's Cove, he was a son of the late John and Mary (Hartling) Wilson. As a young man he worked in the gold mines at Seal Harbour, Guysborough Co., where he met his late wife, Eileen. They settled in New Glasgow where he served as a constable and sergeant of the town police department for 10 years. He remained in police work all his life. In the 1950's he joined the Truro town force and then went with the CNR police, rising to the rank of chief inspector of the Maritime Region. He had resided in Halifax for the past 38 years. He had a lifelong love of the sport of boxing. His professional career as a middle weight and then light heavy weight spanned 11 years. He had a 32 and 4 record. He stayed involved with the sport by serving as a judge for the past 30 years. He was inducted into the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Pictou County Sport Heritage Hall of Fame in 1993. He was a devoted member of St. Matthias Anglican Church, Halifax, for the past 35 years. He served on the church council for many years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriner's. A devoted father and friend, he will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Surviving are sons, Frederick Jr. (Deborah), Kingston, Ont.; Bradford (Catherine), Halifax; daughters, Ramona (Mrs. Barrie Rose), Lower Sackville; Christine (Mrs. Roger Weston), Halifax; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; beloved friend, Garneta Ryan and family; brothers, Edwin, Wilburt, James, all of New Glasgow; Lawrence, Liscombe; Morton, Wilson's Cove; sisters, Winnifred Dacey, Halifax; Anna Boutilier, Hillsborough, N.B.; Rosalie Burns, Dartmouth; Hazel Coughlan, Ottawa; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Eileen (Langley); brothers, Floyd, Harold, Everett; sister, Ada. The remains are resting in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax. Family flowers only by request. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today September 13, in the funeral home. Visitation will also be held 2 p.m. until funeral time at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 14, both in St. Luke's Anglican Church, Liscombe, Rev. William Dye officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to the Palliative Care Unit, QEII, or to St. Matthias Church, Chebucto Road, Halifax.
WHALEN, Margaret R.
WHALEN, Margaret R. - 81, Truro, died October 6, 1999, in the Colchester Regional Hospital. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late John and Mabel (Jackson) Gero. She was an adherent of the Anglican Church. Surviving are sisters, Hilda Landry, Elsie (Mrs. Herb Upshaw), Truro; Shirley (Gillis) Landry, Montreal. She was predeceased by brothers, Norman, Albert, John Michael, George; sister, Mrs. Lilly Smithers. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Friday, in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday, in St. John's Anglican Church, Truro, Rev. Janet Hatt officiating. Burial in the Terrace Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to any charity.
BRITTEN, Edward James "Jaimie"
BRITTEN, Edward James "Jaimie" - 23, Port Hawkesbury, died Sunday, September 12, 1999, in Halifax. Born in Halifax, he was son of Mark and Michelle (Vienneau) Britten. He was a member of St. Joseph's Parish, Port Hawkesbury. Jaimie graduated from SAERC and was presently working at Central Supplies, Port Hawkesbury. Jaimie was very out going and athletic and he aspired to bring back football in the strait area. He also coached football in the strait area before closure and was an assistant coach in minor hockey. He is survived by fiancée, Helen Noonan, formerly of Afton; daughter, Aurora; brothers, Philip, Andrew, both at home; paternal grandparents, Frank and Muriel Britten, Arichat; maternal grandparents, Merville and Marg Vienneau, Port Hawkesbury; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He is also survived by his biological father, Eddie Warner; half-sisters, Alicia, Kerri; half-brother Luke, all of Amherst. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today in the Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. A vigil service will be held 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph's Church, with Rev. Bill Burke officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the charity of your choice.