DOUGLAS (Zwicker), Marion Elvira
DOUGLAS (Zwicker), Marion Elvira - Milton, Queens Co., passed away peacefully, May 1, 2000, at the age of 92, in the Mahone Nursing Home, Mahone Bay, near the village of Oakland, where she spent her youth as the only child of Harris and Freelove Zwicker. As a young Normal School graduate, Marion commenced her teaching career at the nearby Clearland School and subsequently taught several generations of children at Milton Central School, Milton, Queens Co., where she also served as vice-principal during the sixties. Marion's devotion to the church and community was reflected in the many offices she held over the years. For more than 30 years, she served as clerk of the Milton United Baptist Church where she was also an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary. As a young mother and wife of an overseas soldier during the Second World War, Marion promoted Victory Bonds and worked with the Women's Institute to improve health and education. She continued to focus on these concerns through Home and School Association, Red Cross and the Milton Community Association. Until recently, Marion was an active member of the IODE, Gorham Chapter. Her many friends will also remember her as an avid Bridge and Scrabble player. She was predeceased by her husband, W. Burke Douglas. Marion will be sadly missed by her children, Nancy Lorimer (Gordon), Montreal West; Robert Douglas, Mahone Bay and Heather Douglas, Toronto; her granddaughters, Roberta and Rosemary, and their mother, Bertha Douglas; and granddaughters, Sally, Megan and Kendra, mothers of great-grandchildren, Ian, Elliott, Hannah, Timothy and Charlotte. She will be fondly remembered by nephews, Jim and Douglas Parker; niece, Ann Smith and their families. Visitation will be Thursday, May 4, 7-9 p.m. in Milton United Baptist Church. A funeral service will be held in Milton United Baptist Church Friday, May 5, 2 p.m., Rev. Sheila Smith officiating. Interment to follow in Milton Community Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or to the Milton United Baptist Church would be sincerely appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mahone Bay Funeral Home.
MacISAAC, Blaise William
MacISAAC, Blaise William - 21, Creignish, Inverness Co., died May 1, 2000, in the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in Antigonish, he was a son of Donald Blaise and Geraldine (Campbell) MacIsaac. A member of Stella Maris Parish, Creignish. He was also an avid Boston Bruins fan. Surviving are sister, Wendy, Creignish; Stevie, Windsor, Ont.; maternal grandmother, Hughena Campbell, Glencoe Mills. He was predeceased by his brother, Glen; paternal grandparents, Willie A. and Mina MacIsaac; maternal grandfather, Donald Angus Campbell. Visitation 3-5, 7-9 p.m. today in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Creignish, Rev. Hughie D. MacDonald officiating. Burial in parish cemetery. Donations to Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Playground Equipment Creignish Recreation Centre or any charity.
MacDONALD, John Robert
MacDONALD, John Robert - 24, Port Hawkesbury, died February 9, 2000, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Antigonish, he was a son of E. Roderick and M. Delores (Britten) MacDonald. He was a forestry worker employed with STORA ENSO Woodlands, Point Tupper. He was a member of the Communications, Energy and Paper Workers Union of Canada, Local 972. He was on the committee for the Cape Breton Poker Boat Run; a member of St. Joseph's Parish, Port Hawkesbury. Surviving are his fiancée, Laurie Corbett; sisters, Trisha Lynn, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish; Amanda Marlaine, at home; several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles; paternal grandmother, Irene MacDonald, Port Hawkesbury; maternal grandparents, Frank and Muriel Britten, Arichat. He was predeceased by paternal grandfather, Roddie Ed MacDonald. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, vigil service 8:30 p.m. today, both in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral 3 p.m. Sunday, in St. Joseph's Church, Port Hawkesbury, Rev. Bill Burke officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. Donations to any charity.
HINES (Ashley), Barbara Evelyn
HINES (Ashley), Barbara Evelyn - 76, Dutch Settlement, passed away quietly February 18, 2000, in Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital. Born in Dutch Settlement, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Muriel (Isenor) Ashley. She was a member of the St. George's Guild. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Aubrey, Dutch Settlement; sons, Clifford (Mary), Dutch Settlement; Errold (Erna), Bedford and granddaughter, Tammy (Trevor) Lawson, Winnipeg; sisters, Lucy Milligan, Truro; Hazel (Fred) Keyes, Lantz; brother, Stanley Jr. (Angela), Lantz and sister-in-law, Marie, Lantz. Barbara was predeceased by sons, Kirby and Wilfred; brother, Robie. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, February 19, in Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. Funeral services will be held in St. George's Church, Dutch Settlement, at 1 p.m. Sunday, February 20, Canon Eric Porrior officiating. Burial to follow in St. George's Anglican Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or Musquodoboit Valley Health Foundation.
GOUCHER, Ruby Patricia
GOUCHER, Ruby Patricia - 86, Dugway Road, Annapolis Co., died February 13, 1999, in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in West Dalhousie, she was a daughter of the late Stanley Everett and Eva (Spurr) Anderson. She was employed by DND Cornwallis from 1951 to 1980. She was a member of St. George and St. Andrews United Church, Annapolis Royal. She enjoyed knitting, bingo and playing cards. Surviving are daughter, Patricia Ruth ( Mrs. Robert Fadelle), Deep Brook; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Vera (Mrs. Edward Gibson), Kentville; Freda (Mrs. Zenas Fox), Upper Clements; Jean (Mrs. Barnaby Durling), Dalhousie; Eileen (Mrs. Ernest Leonard), Bridgewater; brothers, Lawrence of Allains River; Joseph, Victoria. She was predeceased by her husband, Clyde Lane Goucher; sister, Ellen (Mrs. Earl Potter); brother, Lloyd. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today in Robert L. Hall Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal. Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. George and St. Andrew United Church, Annapolis Royal, Rev. Alfred Woodworth officiating. Burial in Oakhill Cemetery, Dugway Road. Family flowers only. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
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.
STROUTS, Neil, Lt. Cdr. RFN, DSC, CD, RCN (Ret'd)
STROUTS, Neil, Lt. Cdr. RFN, DSC, CD, RCN (Ret'd) - Northern Ireland, February 10, 1999, at home. Surviving are daughters, Katharine and Louisa; son, Tim. Funeral was February 16, in Tamlaghtard Church. Donations to the Ulster Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals (USPCA) c/o D. Brown Funeral Directors, 28 Catherine St., Limavady, County Londonderry BT49 9DB, Northern Ireland.
REED, Harry Ellsworth
REED, Harry Ellsworth - 73, Nictaux Falls, died February 16, 1999, in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Middleton, he was a son of the late Glynne and Mildred (Hollis) Reed. He was a veteran of the Second World War and member of RCAF. He was retired after 18 years as an employee of Bruce Motors, Middleton, and was an active member of Nictaux Boy Scouts. Surviving are his wife, the former Jean MacLean; sons, Gordon, Lumsden, Sask.; Timothy, Vancouver; James, Winnipeg; sister, Mrs. Betty MacIntosh, Toronto; four grandchildren. He was predeceased by brother, Don. A graveside memorial service will be held 11 a.m. today in Hillside Cemetery, Port George, Rev. Bill McLeod officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
THOMPSON, Alice Jeanette
THOMPSON, Alice Jeanette - 78, Windsor Elms, formerly of Newport Station, Hants Co., passed away, Wednesday, February 17, 1999, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born November 23, 1920, in Truro, Colchester Co., she was a daughter of the late George and Minnie (McNutt) Flynn. She was formerly employed with Annapolis Valley Canners in Port Williams and with Stanfields in Truro, in her younger years. She was a lifelong resident of Newport Station and was a resident of Windsor Elms for seven years. Alice was an avid baseball fan and attended all the games in Newport Station cheering on her team. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She will be sadly missed by her family, friends and community. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Lewis Thompson, Haliburton Place, Windsor; daughter, Diane and husband Edward Caddell, Shubenacadie; son, Brian "Luke" Thompson, Newport Station; grandchildren, Cheryl and husband Terry Rushton, Truro; Jeanette Caddell, Yarmouth; great-grandchildren, Katelyn and Brittany Rushton, Douglas Caddell; sister, Georgina and husband Max Munro, Dartmouth; Mabel Flynn, Shubenacadie; Mae Haden, Petawawa, Ont.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sister, Selma Miller. Cremation has taken place. Visitation today from 7-9 p.m. in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King St., where a memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, February 20, in the chapel, Rev. Bill Gibson officiating. Burial to follow in Ste. Croix Cemetery. Reception to follow in Lindsay's Family Reception Centre. Donations to Windsor Elms.
SMITH, William Thomas
SMITH, William Thomas - 83, Halifax, passed away at home February 18, 1999, following a valiant battle with cancer. Born in Fredericton, he was a son of the late Thomas and Nellie (Ireland) Smith of Halifax, formerly of Birmingham, England. He served in the Canadian Navy during the Second World War and worked for Customs and Excise until his retirement in 1980. Surviving are his wife, the former Margaret Murphy; daughters, Lynda (Mrs. Raymond Harnish), Timberlea; Sheila (Mrs. Lee Harnish), Bridgewater; Christine (Mrs. Allan Silver), Halifax; sons, William and wife Carol Ann, St. John's, Nfld.; Robert, Fox Point, Halifax Co.; Richard and wife Louise, Lower Sackville; sisters, Peggy (Mrs. Lawrence Sidney), Halifax; Muriel Lohner, Truro; Deborah Leaver, Saint John, N.B.; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Albert, George, Henry, Charles. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, both in Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home, 2032 Robie St. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.
POLLARD, Anna Genneva
POLLARD, Anna Genneva - 77, Port Hawkesbury, died February 17, 1999, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in Port Hawkesbury, she was a daughter of the late Dan P. and Mary (MacInnis) Ryan. She was a member of St. Joseph's Parish. She did domestic work in the area and was an avid card player. She was also a member of Evergreen Seniors Club, Port Hawkesbury. Surviving are sons, Jimmy, New Brunswick; Lawrence, British Columbia; Robert, Port Hawkesbury; Brian, British Colombia; daughters, Joan (Mrs. Ansel Hurlbert), Marion Pollard, Port Hawkesbury; Debbie, Ontario; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Agnes (Mrs. Ernest Hiller), Sydney; Marion (Mrs. Robert Cyrenne), Regina, Sask.; Catherine Dansock, Tantallon. She was predeceased by her husband, John Wesley; son, Greg; daughter, Brenda; sisters, Mildred, Margaret; brothers, James, Lewis, Donnie, Harvey, Leslie, Roddie, Ralph. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in W.J. Whitty Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral 11 a.m Saturday in St. Joseph's Church, Rev. Hugh D. MacDonald officiating. Burial in St. Joseph's Parish Cemetery, Port Hawkesbury. Donations to Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home.
MOFFATT, Gladys Mary
MOFFATT, Gladys Mary - 95, Halifax, died February 18, 1999, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Middleton, she was a daughter of the late William and Lavinia (Gaul) Muir. She was a longtime member of St. Agnes Parish, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and president of the Halifax City Council Catholic Women's League. She established and conducted for many years educational and recreational programs for patients at the old Halifax City Hospital, Abbie J. Lane Hospital and the White Cross Centre. She also did considerable volunteer work at two to the local nursing homes. She was among the first of the volunteers to help Rev. Mills with the opening of Hope Cottage. For her generous volunteer work she was awarded the Certificate of Merit from the Mental Health Society and the Goldleaf Award from the Catholic Women's League. Her great delight at Christmas time was to open her home to the staff of St. Francis School and St. Stephen School. Surviving are son, George, Halifax; sisters, Clara (Mrs. Frederick L'Esperance), Worcester, Mass., and Marguerite (Mrs. Peter Dorey), Shrewsbury, Mass. She was predeceased by her husband, Arther; sisters, Lena Cook and Dorothy Croft; brothers, Lawrence, Francis and William. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Saturday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Snow's Funeral Home, Windsor Street. Funeral 10 a.m. Monday in St. Agnes Church. Burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to Hope Cottage for the Father Joseph E. Mills Memorial Room.