Doris A. Wisener
WISENER, Doris A. - 72, Halifax, passed away December 1, 2002, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Truro, she was the daughter of the late Stella Wisener.
She worked for the federal government for 32 years. After her retirement, she volunteered for 10 years for Northwood Care Inc., touching the lives of many people during this time.
She was predeceased by her companion of 18 years, Manny Bowdridge.
Special thanks to Dr. S. Phillips and his team on the 8th floor of the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII, whose dedication, compassion and love made her passing peaceful and dignified. As well, very special thanks to Francis Gordon and Nancy Sanford who sat with her many days and nights. Also, her very close friends, Russ and Dolly Varner and Heidi Brooks who spent many days and nights.
Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, Father Joe Pottie officiating. Burial to follow in Fairview Lawn Cemetery. A reception will be held after the burial in Atlantic Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory to Canadian Diabetes Association.
William Theodore Gaetz
GAETZ, William Theodore - 70, passed away December 1, 2002, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Dartmouth, he was a son of the late Mary and Warren Gaetz.
William worked for Cunards for 38 years. He loved to hunt, he enjoyed sports and country music.
He will be sadly missed by those who loved him. Surviving are his former wife, Elsie; son, William (Emily); daughters, April (Peter) Clark, Jean (Glen) Murphy, Janet Gaetz; brothers, Allan, Kenneth; sister, Jean (Robert) Fredricks; grandchildren, Aaron, Jared, Amanda, Douglas, William, Teela, Kora, Nicole; great-granddaughter, Hannah; many nieces and nephews.
William was predeceased by grandson, Davin Haight; brothers, John, Donald, Gerald.
Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, Lloyd Wall officiating. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. A reception will follow in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Caroline Florence Gulliver ( Mitchell )
GULLIVER (Mitchell), Caroline Florence - 76, passed away December 1, 2002, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in St. John's, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Burkley and Catherine Mitchell.
She was a loving and caring person and will be sadly missed. Caroline was a former employee of Simpson Sears, Halifax, and always loved to attend church services.
Surviving are husband, Maurice; children, Carolyn (Daniel), Max (Lynn), Judith (Bob), Joanne (Jim), Terry (Aleca); brother, Frank (Helen) Mitchell; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Caroline was predeceased by sister, Alice Lyon; niece, June Gallant; nephew, Frank Mitchell Jr.
There will be no visitation. Memorial service 2 p.m. Wednesday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens with a reception to follow in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Arthritis Society, Nova Scotia Division, West End Mall, 6960 Mumford Rd., Suite 513, Halifax, NS B3L 4R1 or Canadian Cancer Society, Dartmouth Unit, 73 Tacoma Dr., 3rd floor, Dartmouth, NS B2W 3Y6.
Rita Margaret MacLaughlin
MacLAUGHLIN, Rita Margaret - Halifax, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, quietly passed away November 29, 2002, in Dartmouth, at the home of her son, Brian, on the occasion of her 95th birthday. She was a daughter of the late Daniel and Annie Rogers.
She was married to W.J. "Bill" Smith and together they operated several businesses in Nova Scotia including the Cumberland Inn, Parrsboro; The Sun Valley Motel, Kentville; and the Donut House and Dairyland which had been located in the Halifax Shopping Centre.
She is survived by her son, W. Brian Smith, QC, (Sadie), Dartmouth, with whom she resided; brother, Basil Rogers, Halifax. She is also survived by grandchildren, Cst. Michael McCauley, Maple Ridge, B.C.; Lisa Yeo, Calgary; Andrew and Colleen Smith, Sara MacRae, all of Dartmouth; Patrick Smith; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; brothers, Clarence, Daniel, John, Bernard; sister, Ann Sullivan as well as her first husband, William J. "Bill" Smith; her second love, Edward MacLaughlin and her precious daughter, Ann.
Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Clements Roman Catholic Church, Gaston Road, Dartmouth. Interment following in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Family flowers only, please. Donations may be made in Rita's memory to ALS Society of Canada, Regional Office, Suite 318, Bayers Road Shopping Centre, Halifax or a charity of choice.
Wayne Whitfield Bishop
BISHOP, Wayne Whitfield - 59, Lower Sackville, passed away November 29, 2002, at home with his wife and children by his side. Born in Petitcodiac, N.B., he was the son of Kenneth and Ethel Bishop, Petitcodiac.
He served with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for 32 years. He was posted in Sydney, Ingonish, Port Hawkesbury, Antigonish, Truro, and had several postings in the Halifax Metro area. After his retirement, he enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Carol (MacFadyen); son, Kenneth, Halifax; daughter, Natalie (Michael) Wilson, Lower Sackville; sister, Shirley Murphy, Petitcodiac; grandchildren, Chad and Chloe; brother-in-law, Doug MacFadyen, Riverview, N.B.; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in Knox United Church, Rev. Robert Chapman officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Petitcodiac.
Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, c/o QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation, 1278 Tower Rd., Halifax, NS B3H 9Z9.
Daniel Francis Dalton
DALTON, Daniel Francis - 47, Dartmouth, passed away suddenly Thursday, November 28, 2002, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Sydney, October 19, 1955, he was a son of the late Bernard Dalton and Francisco MacEachern Dalton. He was employed at Nova Enterprises Ltd., Burnside.
He was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed the great outdoors.
He is survived by his former wife, Jesslyn (Batherson) Dalton; daughters, Erin Alexis, Allyson Marie and Meghan Elizabeth, all of Dartmouth; sisters, Ann (Mrs. Ken Becker), Colorado; Peggy (Mrs. Inge Gjarde), Florida; Judy Lantz, Sackville; Cecilia (Mrs. Jeff Scoville), New Brunswick; brother, Andrew (Joanne) Dalton, Halifax.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, December 1, funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, December 2, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville.
Family flowers only. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Joan Vera MacDonald
MacDONALD, Joan Vera - 77, of Dartmouth, passed away November 26, 2002 at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, New Infirmary Site. Born in Sussex, England, she was the daughter of the late George and Lucy (Cherryman) Treagus.
A war bride, Joan came to Canada in 1946 aboard the Queen Mary. She was an award winning gardener, and a lover of animals, especially cats. She was a life long member of St. Thomas More Church, and had sung in the church choir.
She is survived by her daughters, Wendy (Jim) Simmonds, Dartmouth; Dinah (John) Dobbs, Lawrencetown; son, Lloyd "Mac" MacDonald, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Jennifer (Darrell) White, Amy Simmonds, Russell Dobbs; great grandson, James White.
She was predeceased by her hubsand, Cecil "Cec" Joseph; brother, Tom; sisters, Mary, Lil, Vi; and a daughter, Mary in infancy.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held Friday, November 29, at 10 a.m. in Saint Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, Father Joseph MacKinnon officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Private family burial to follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Bide-A-While Shelter.