BOYD, Helen - Cribbons Point, Antigonish Co., died January 16, 2000, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish, while surrounded by her loving family. Helen was born in 1918 in New France, Antigonish Co., a daughter of the late Charles and Agnes Perro. She received her education in Antigonish town and county. She married in 1945 and spent most of her life at Cribbons Point where she resided until November 1999. Helen was a giver to all she met. She knew and lived by the Golden Rule "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". She was a devout Caltholic and shared her strong faith with her family and friends. She was a member of the CWL and was a member of the Secular Franciscan Order. Helen was known far and wide for her culinary expertise, a good cup of tea and her homemade rolls. She is survived by daughters, Claire (Mrs. Herb LeGrange), Winnipeg; Lois (Mrs. Larry Wazny), Calgary; Agnes "Aggie" (Mrs. Dean Spencer), Calgary; sons, Daniel (Phyllis), Brian (Kaye), Ronald (Debbie), Blaise (Linda), all of Cribbons Point; 23 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Annabelle, Quincy, Mass.; Sister Jane, Sherbrooke, Que.; Sister Theresa CSM, Bethany, Antigonish; Eileen; Canmore, Alta.; brother, Joe, Annapolis Royal. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph "Josie"; granddaughter, Marsha Lynn; twin sister, Claire; brothers, Archie, Donald, Lauchie, Henry, Ambrose. Visitation will be in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral will be held Thursday 10:30 a.m., Rev. Gilles LeBlanc officiating, in St. Columba Church, Lakevale. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, Antigonish Food Bank or the charity of choice.
GELDART, Mary Eileen
GELDART, Mary Eileen - 80, 244 Pictou Rd., Bible Hill, died February 9, 2000, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Otterbrook, Colchester Co., she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Bessie (Whalen) Bezanson. She was a member of St. James Presbyterian Church, Truro. Surviving are sons, Lester Bezanson, Ingersol, Ont; Bernard Dean, Whittenburg; Richard Dean, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; daughter, Rose Mills, Woodstock, Ont.; sisters, Alma Swinimer, Dartmouth; Frances Innis, Marion Bridge; Vera Carter, Freda Carter, Pugwash; Joan McNutt, Karen Grace, Truro Heights; brothers, Ervin, Glenmore; Doug, Meaghers Grant; Harold, New Glasgow; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Alfred Dean, second husband, Ernest Geldart; daughter, Pauline; son, Gordon; sisters, Rosemont, Shirley in infancy; brothers, Willie, Johnny, Lorne. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, funeral 2 p.m. Saturday, both in Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro, Rev. Clair MacLeod officiating with burial at a later date in St. Andrew's United Church Cemetery, Elderbank. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
CROCKER, Margaret Ann
CROCKER, Margaret Ann - 100, Port Maitland, Yarmouth Co., passed away February 9, 2000, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Marion Bridge, she was a daughter of the late Dan L. and Mary Ann (MacMillan) MacLean. She was a member of Beacon United Church. She was very active in politics in her younger days and she served as president of the Yarmouth Women's PC Association. Surviving are daughters, Elizabeth Spencer, Timberlea, Halifax Co.; Patricia Becker, Cape Elizabeth, Me.; Jo-Anne Cruddas, Port Maitland, Yarmouth Co.; son, Donald, Port Maitland, Yarmouth Co.; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandson; and long-time caregiver and friend, Mrs. Margaret Fearon. She was predeceased by her husband, Clifford; sons, Paul, Clifford; granddaughter, Jill Cruddas; three sisters and five brothers. Memorial service will be held Friday, February 18, at 2 p.m. in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Chapel, Yarmouth, Rev. Don Moses officiating. Interment in Port Maitland Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
BROWETT (Hilton), Ann Caroline
BROWETT (Hilton), Ann Caroline - 64, Summerville, Moods Mill Road, Yarmouth Co. She died February 10, 2000, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. She was born in Summerville, Moods Mill Road, a daughter of the late Edgar and Minnie (Nickerson) Hilton. She graduated from Bethany Bible College and from the Nova Scotia Teachers College in Truro, she taught school for 27 years in Canaan, Hanay, B.C., Liverpool, Yarmouth High and the Arcadia School. She was very active in both the Yarmouth and Brazil Lake Wesleyan Churches. She was also very active with the MS Society and the Hope Centre. She will be sadly missed, but now she rejoices. Surviving are her husband, Trueman; daughters, Elizabeth A. (Timothy) Nickerson, Summerville, Yarmouth Co.; Debra (John) Foote, Canaan, Yarmouth Co.; sons, David W., Summerville, Yarmouth Co.; Ronald G. , Yarmouth; grandchildren, Lakin, Kayla and Hannah Nickerson; Wade, Katelyn, Caleb Browett; J.D. and Jessica Foote. Visitation will be Saturday 2-4, 7-9 p.m., funeral 2 p.m. Sunday, both in Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel, Yarmouth, Rev. Karl Gorman officiating. Interment in the Nickerson Cemetery, Summerville. Memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Atlantic Division or to the charity of your choice.
WHITE, Doris - 83, Amherst, died February 9, 2000. Born in Moncton, N.B., January 5, 1917, she was a daughter of the late William and Evelyn Jones. She retired from Zellers Department Store. Her hobbies were knitting, ceramics and over the years, singing with the Border Belles. Surviving are her husband, Cedric Paul White; daughters, Gloria Chase, Tidnish; Laurie Gorman, New Waterford; sons, Daniel, Amherst; Bill, Fort McMurray; Colin, Chatham, Ont.; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren She was predeceased by brother, Ronald Leonard Jones. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, prayers 8 p.m. today, both in Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday, in St. Charles Church, Rev. Vernon Driscoll officiating. Burial will take place in the spring in St. Charles-Nativity Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
COULTER (Battye), Catherine Jessie
COULTER (Battye), Catherine Jessie - 83, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2000, in Halifax. Born in Wallace Bridge, she was a daughter of the late J. Willliam and Jessie (Sutherland) Battye. Catherine was a graduate of Acadia University and received her nursing degree from John Hopkins University, Baltimore Maryland. Surviving are sons, John and wife Terry; grandchildren, Carolyn and Donald, Edmonton; and David and wife Patricia; grandchildren, James and Christine, Toronto. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald J. and sisters, Velma Wheaton and Doris Gruber. A memorial service will be held in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., on Saturday, February 12, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
DOOKS, Barbara Joan
DOOKS, Barbara Joan - 62, Greenwood, died February 10, 2000, in Fredericton, N.B. Born in Saint John, N.B., she was a daughter of the late Ronald and May I. (Delahaye) Freeze. She was formerly employed at CFB Greenwood. Surviving are daughter, Glenna, Dayspring; sons, Peter (Karen), Germany; Derek (Jackie), Greenwood; Brent (Lee Ann), Bridgewater; sisters, Pap MacDonald, Waverley; Glenna Stephen, Windsor Junction; brothers, Donald Freeze, Windsor Junction; Robert Kearns, Levittone, P.E.I.; grandsons, Connor and Matthew; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Victor "Joe". Memorial service 2 p.m. Monday, in Warren T. Roop Funeral Home, Middleton. Burial in North Kingston Cemetery, Kingston. Family flowers only. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or any charity.
WEST, John Golding "Jack", BA, Col.
WEST, John Golding "Jack", BA, Col. - John died peacefully in Halifax, Wednesday, February 16, 2000. He will be remembered fondly and forever by his family; his oldest son, Ian and his wife Anna, San Leandro, Calif.; second son, Kenneth and his wife, Sandy and their sons, Aaron, Graeme, Bragg Creek, Alta.; lastly his daughter, Marilyn Hollett and her husband Leonard and their children, Christopher, Suzanne, Michelle, Hacketts Cove. John was born in Calgary, Alta., 1916. He graduated from U.B.C. in 1940. His distinguished military career extended form 1940- 1967. Following retirement John served with the Logistics Association and also as the Col. of the 33rd Halifax Service Battalion. He was associated with the Nova Scotia Housing Commission and manager of the Halifax Housing Authority until his retirement in 1981. John was also a long-time member of the Masons and Shrinners. He was the loving husband of Margaret West (McFarlane). Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, a reception will follow, both in J.A. Snow Funeral Chapel, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Those wishing to honour the memory of this caring and dedicated soldier, husband and father may do so with a gift to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or any charity.
PITTMAN, Freeman Francis
PITTMAN, Freeman Francis - 75, 28 Cooling St., Glace Bay, died February 17, 2000, at home. Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Daniel and Veronica (MacNeil) Pittman. He had been employed with the Dominion Coal Company as a coal miner for 15 years. He was a veteran of the Second World War and the Korean Conflict. He lived in Hamilton for over 25 years and while there, was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He returned to Glace Bay a year ago. Surviving are sons, Pat, St. Alban, Nfld.; John, Hamilton and their mother, Muriel, Hamilton; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild. He was predeceased by daughter, Theresa; son, Billy; brothers, William, Gordon, John, Gregory; sisters, Irene, Mildred, Margaret, Mary, Dorothy. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Mass of Resurrection Monday in St. John's Church. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Glace Bay.
FENTON, John David
FENTON, John David - 80, Halifax, died February 18, 2000, in the New Halifax Infirmary QEII. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Walter and Marjorie (Hills) Fenton. During his working life, he was employed at Canada Packers, Arthur and Conn Limited and most recently, Camp Hill Hospital, from where he retired. Surviving are his wife, the former Helen Patterson; brothers, Edward, Halifax; Murray, Toronto; sisters, Hazel Lieneaux, Halifax; Marjorie Manthorne, New Minas; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Robert "Barney", Walter Jr.; sister, Marion Crocker. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service 3 p.m. Sunday in J.A. Snow Funeral Chapel, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Reception to follow.
THOMAS, Glenda Virginia
THOMAS, Glenda Virginia - 35, East Preston, passed away February 18, 2000, at home. Glenda was born February 8, 1965, in Halifax. Glenda was very special to those around her. She attended Hampton Gray School and was later employed with DASC in Burnside for several years. She is survived by loving parents, Cyril and Mary Thomas; brothers, Randall, Cyril Jr. and Bradley, all of East Preston; sisters, Carol, Dartmouth; Rhonda, East Preston; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. She was predeceased by grandparents, Joseph and Vera Thomas and Matthew and Marjorie Thomas. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, all in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, Rev. Glenn Gray officiating. Burial in East Preston Church Cemetery. Donations may be made to New Beginnings Ministries or The Asthma Foundation of Nova Scotia.
HARRIS, Margaret Adele "Mony"
HARRIS, Margaret Adele "Mony" - Died suddenly in her 87th year, in Huntsville, Ont. on the 13 of January, 2000. She was married to W.J. "Jack" Harris, Toronto. Niece of Cyrus S. Eaton, Pugwash, she spent many summers in her home in Pugwash, where with her sister, Billie and her mother, Eva R. Webb, she had been a faithful supporter of her Uncle Cyrus in his endeavors for world peace and was honorary chair of the Pugwash Park Commissioners. She will be fondly remembered by her nine surviving nephews and nieces and their families in Ontario, the United States, Italy and Australia. She will be sadly missed by her great-great-nieces, Julia and Jenny, their mother, Christine, their uncle, Rob and their grandparents, Gianni and Susan Brenciaglia, with whom she had shared so many happy hours in the last year of her life. She will be laid to rest beside her mother and sisters in the Eaton Cemetery, Pugwash Junction at a later date.
O'CONNELL, Earl Wilbert
O'CONNELL, Earl Wilbert - 61, Tatamagouche, Colchester Co., died January 30, 1998, at home in Tatamagouche. Born in Great Village, he was a son of the late George Frizzell and Margaret O'Connell. He worked at Fosco Roofing and 7-Up in the Truro area in his younger years before moving to Ontario to work with Ontario Hydro. He returned to Nova Scotia approximately 15 years ago, and worked as a superintendent in the Truro area. He was a member of the Army, Navy and Air Force Club, Truro. He is survived by his former wife, Susan (Higgins); daughters, Mary O'Connell and common-law spouse Rodney Carter, West Tatamagouche; Margaret Benedict and common-law spouse John Wunder, Kitchener, Ont.; son, H. Mark O'Connell, Kitchener; sisters, Shirley O'Connell, Nina (Mrs. George (Stevie) Coulter), Carol (Mrs. Kenneth Vance), all of Truro; five grandchildren; two nieces and two nephews. He was predeceased by brother, George. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A memorial service will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev. David MacNaughton officiating. Spring burial in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
BARRETT, Jessie - Widow of the late John C. Barrett, Lefurgey Residence, Moncton, N.B., passed away in Moncton Hospital on Thursday, January 29, 1998, after a lengthy illness. Born October 13, 1907, she was a daughter of the late James and Mary Kate (Stevenson) Sweetland, Harbour Grace, Nfld. She attended Central United Church. She was a life member of the UCW and a member of the Senior Friends Group and the Bible Study Fellowship Group, all at Central United Church. She is survived by sons, Rev. George Barrett and wife Geraldine, Moncton; Lloyd (Bud) Barrett and wife Mary, Lantz; Raymond Barrett and wife Mildred, Ottawa, Ont.; sisters, Isabel Burton, Sydney; Violet Barnes, Saint John, N.B.; Nellie Hookey, Toronto, Ont.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Besides her husband, John C. Barrett, she was predeceased by sister, Helen Martin; brothers, Roland, Edward, Llewelyn. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 7, at 2 p.m. in Central United Church, Rev. Sandy MacLean officiating. The family will be receiving relatives and friends in the church hall immediately following the service. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney, in the spring. Donations may be made to Central United Church memorial fund or St. Andrew's United Church memorial fund, Sydney. Arrangements entrusted to Tuttle Bros. Funeral Home, Moncton.