CRANE, Daniel James
CRANE, Daniel James - 59, 281 Main St., Bras d'Or, died February 17, 1999, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Bras d'Or, he was a son of the late James and Alice (Serroul) Crane. He was a member of St. Joseph's Parish, Bras d'Or. He was a member of the operating engineers. Surviving are his fiancée, Theresa; daughters, Joanne, Florence; Sandra, Kitchener, Ont.; sons, Daniel, Michael, Kitchener, Ont.; sisters, Marie (Mrs. Robert MacPherson), North Sydney; Marjorie (Mrs. John Quast), Cayuga, Ont.; Rose Hopton, Toronto; brother, Gordon, Florence; seven grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Greta; brother, John Robert. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in G.R. Francis & Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph's Church, Bras d'Or, Rev. Joe Gillis officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society or Cape Breton Palliative Care.
GRANT, Mildred Mae
GRANT, Mildred Mae - 97, Suburban Manor, Massachusetts, died February 15, 1999, in the manor. Born in Scotch Village, Hants Co., she was a daughter of the late Warren and Dora (Blenkhorn) Hazel. She received a music degree at Acadia University. She travelled by horse and wagon teaching for 25 cents a pupil. Surviving are sons, Warren "Sonny", Louisiana; Roland Jr., Florida; Don, Massachusetts; several grandchildren; sisters, Florence Fowler, Dykeland Lodge, Windsor; Vivienne Begin, Windsor; brothers, Reg, Windsor Elms; Rocky, Kentville; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Roland L.; sisters, Rose Gates, Mabel Hazel; brothers, Glen, Robert "Buds", Roy, Clifford, Harold. Cremation has taken place. Burial at a later date in Heritage Cemetery, Scotch Village. Arrangements entrusted to Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home.
SULLIVAN - LAURA
SULLIVAN - LAURA - In loving memory of my mother who passed away on February 19, 1987.
Always in my thoughts,
Sadly missed, forever loved, daughter Nancy.
TYPERT - In loving memory of our mother, Bernice, who passed away February 19, 1987
You told us many things in life that we would have to do,
But you never told us how to cope with the hurt of losing you.
Always remembered Mabel, Bertha and Pat.
RIGBY, Daniel William
RIGBY, Daniel William - 53, 102 Point Rd., Lingan, died April 15, 1999, in Lingan. Born in New Waterford, he was a son of the late William and Grace (LeBlanc) Rigby, and stepson of the late Steve and Mary (Rigby) Daix. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Lingan. He was a meat cutter by trade and employed at many local establishments Cleaners, IGA and New Waterford Supermarket, before opening his own business, B&W Variety. He was an avid softball player and darts member of the KOC St. Anthony Daniel Council, 3209. Surviving are his wife, the former Judith Rockett; daughters, Elaine Campbell, Lingan; Monique, at home; Alma, New Waterford; sisters, Olie Timmons, Dominion; Anne Odo, New Waterford; Gina Smolensky, Lingan; Bernadette Fraser, Lingan; Kay Cummings, New Waterford; three grandchildren. He was predeceased by grandson, Jamie Campbell; sister, Joan Somerton; brother, Russell Cummings. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service 2 p.m. today in Mount Carmel Church, New Waterford, Rev. Donald MacGillivray officiating. No flowers by request. Donations to any charity. Funeral arrangement entrusted to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford.
NEWCOMBE, Bertram Lamont
NEWCOMBE, Bertram Lamont - 91, died on April 15, 1999, at Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton, following a brief illness. Born October 3, 1907, in Habitant, Kings Co., he was the son of the late William Lamont and Eloise (Palmeter) Newcombe. His early years on his family farm taught him about rural life, the appreciation for animals and hard work of that era. His early education started with home schooling and he completed his elementary years in Canning, then the junior high and high school in Kentville. He was given a bicycle by his Dad to make the two kilometre trip (weather permitting). He went on to Acadia University, riding the same bicycle some 16 kilometres daily, and graduated with a BA degree. He attended Normal College and finished his teacher training in 1933. In later years, he completed his masters of education. He started a 39-year career in teaching at Greenwich, Kings Co., in the year 1933-34. An annual pay of $465.00 enabled him to buy a damaged car from the local minister for $50.00. He pounded the dents out of the fenders with an ax and drove it for a number of years. He held various teaching positions around the province from 1935-39 and then went back to Canning to teach until 1945. He talked of employment in the railway car plant in Trenton, being a time keeper and payroll clerk during the construction of the Digby Pines Hotel and how he was able to find work during the Depression because of his abilities to handle a horse and plow. In 1945, by which time he was married, he moved to Lawrencetown and was a teaching principal for six years. He moved to Middleton Regional High School in 1951 as a teacher and advanced to vice-principal and then principal. He was keenly interested in student self-esteem and the connection between academic achievement and physical education. Numerous studies over the years have ultimately supported his premise. Many of his summers were spent as an Air Cadet instructor at Camp Greenwood and Summerside, P.E.I. He finished his career in education as principal of L.E. Shaw Elementary School in Avonport, Kings Co., retiring in 1973. His roots were definitely Nova Scotian, never straying very far from his place of birth. He routinely reminisced about the early days on the family farm, the difficulties and the joys of that era. At 91 years of age he had a lot to recall. He did not seek fame nor fortune, but took tremendous pride in seeing children in his charge further their station in life by offering them the corner stone of their future, an education. He is survived by his wife, the former Jean McLellan; daughter, Anne, Halifax; son, Rob and wife Dorothee and their two children, Kirk and Jodi, Lincolnville Beach, Me.; his sister, Helen "Becky" and husband Edward Wheelock, Victoria, B.C. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today and funeral service will be held on 2 p.m. Sunday, both in Warren T. Roop Funeral Home, Middleton, with celebration of his life to follow. Interment at Habitant Cemetery, Habitant, Kings Co. The family gratefully declines flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Mcdonald Museum or to a charity of choice.
DAKIN, Ida Ethelsa
DAKIN, Ida Ethelsa - 91, South Range, Digby Co., died April 15, 1999, in Tideview Terrace, Digby. Born in Whalecove, Digby Co., she was a daughter of the late Byron and Susan (Cossaboom) Prime. She was a member of the United Church of Canada, Sandy Cove, Digby Co., and a member of the Womens Missionary Society. She was active with Centreville Baptist Church and South Range Christian Church. She is survived by daughters, Lorraine (Mrs. Guy Marshall), South Range; Winona (Mrs. Louis Doucet), New Edinburgh, Digby Co; Sheila (Mrs. Arnold Lombard), Digby; sons, Edsel, Burlington, Ont.; Milton, Bowmanville, Ont; sisters, Mrs. Violet White, Middleton, Annapolis Co.; Mrs. Helena Best, Nictaux, Annapolis Co.; Florence (Mrs. Cecil Veniot), Torbrook, Kings Co.; Anna (Mrs. Fleix Doucette), New Edinburgh; brother, Melbourne, Peterborough, Ont.; 30 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; a great-great-great-granddaughter; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Harley; sisters, Edith Prime, Christina Cann; an infant brother; grandson, Gary; granddaughter, Joyce; great-granddaughter, Cheryl. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby. Funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday in South Range Christian Church, Rev. Jim Franklin officiating. Interment in Union Burial Ground, Lake Midway, Digby. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society, Maritime Christian College, P.E.I. or charity of choice.
MAH (Tate), Margaret Catherine Ann
MAH (Tate), Margaret Catherine Ann - 45, Halifax, formerly of Linwood, Antigonish Co., died April 15, 1999, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of Austin and Marguerite (MacDonald) Tate. She was employed at the IWK Grace Health Centre, Halifax. She is survived by her husband, Roy; son, Austin; daughter, Tracy, both at home; stepdaughter, Shelly, Halifax; sisters, Jane Landry, Lower South River; Cecilia Fraser, Brierly Brook; Maria DeYoung, Linwood; brothers, George, Antigonish; Archie, Heatherton; Eugene, Halifax; Rodney, Linwood. She was predeceased by an infant sister, Mary. Visitation today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in St. Peter's Place, Tracadie. Funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in St. Peter's Church, Tracadie, Rev. John Barry officiating. Burial at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to C.L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish. Family flowers only. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society.
HARRIS, Brian H.
HARRIS, Brian H. - 44, Dartmouth, passed away suddenly on February 15, 1999, in New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. He was a son of the late Mary Catherine (Upton) and Henry James Harris. Surviving are his son, Jeff; his former wife, Karen White; sister, Brenda (Mrs. Gregory Went). He was predeceased by brother, Barry R. No funeral or memorial services by his request. Cremation has taken place. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to J. Albert Walker Funeral Home.
GARGAN - In loving memory of Myrna, a dear wife and mother, who passed away February 14th, 1985.
In all the world we shall not find
A heart so wonderfully kind,
So soft a voice, so sweet a smile,
An inspiration so worth while.
A sympathy so sure, so deep,
A love so beautiful to keep.
Sadly missed and not forgotten. Love Bill Sr., Kim, Dawn, Bill Jr., and Rob.
VAUGHAN-BROWN, Delta "Det"
VAUGHAN-BROWN, Delta "Det" - 88, Dykeland Lodge, Windsor, passed away Friday, January 14, 2000, in the lodge. Born in Windsor, Hants Co., November 20, 1911, she was a daughter of the late Coleman and Olive Tree (Smith) Munro. Det was a graduate of the Normal College, in Truro. She joined Avon Rebekah Lodge 104, in 1929 and then transferring to Leila Rebekah Lodge 59, in Windsor in 1942 making her a 70-year member. Det was a charter member of Halifax 1 Ladies Auxiliary Patriarch Milletant with 45 years of service. She served as President of the Department Association in 1972. She was Drill Captain and played the piano in the Conclave Drills for the Valley Lodges for 10 years travelling by bus to many parts of the States and Canada. She was a P.N.G. and P.D.D.P. three times a P.P. District 4 and P.P. of the P.N.G.'s Club. She was very active in the Apple Blossom Princess Tea in Windsor, and the Pumpkin Pie Festival. Det was a Big Sister to several little sisters who loved her dearly. Mom was well known for her beautiful handwork, her tatting. Her beautiful Christmas tree ornaments are keepsakes for many. She worked the craft shows for many years with her daughters. Her work was entered in the Hants County Exhibition, winning many awards. Over the years she designed many quilts, one special being the International year of the Child "1979" that was on display in Halifax. Her biography was published in the Senior's Advocate in 1988. Det will be remembered more for the many years she owned and operated Brown's Upholstery Shop, in Garland's Crossing, where she made drapes, slip covers, and also furniture refinishing for many prominent Nova Scotians. She enjoyed gardening; flowers being her specialty, while living in her Century Farm Home. She was a weekly visitor to the Windsor Elms; Dykeland Lodge and the Hants Community Hospital, making gifts and bringing cheer to the old folks. Delta will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. She was a member of the Windsor United Church and the U.C.W. Delta had very strong family ties, both with her immediate family and extended family. She devoted her life to her three daughters, and was both mother and very dear friend. She will be sadly missed by her family and many friends, whose lives she touched. She is survived by daughters, Frances, Mrs. Orland Hunter Jr., Dartmouth; Cathryn, Mrs. Frank Boudreau, Sackville; Jean, Mrs. Morton Lohnes, Sackville; sisters, Carrie Beckman, Dykeland Lodge; Mae Looner, Windsor; Ena Flemming, Ontario; Dora MacKenzie, P.E.I.; brothers, Donald Munro, Windsor; Arthur Munro, Windsor; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Hedley Brown; second husband, G. Henry Vaughan; daughter, Dora Mae Brown; grandsons, Ronald Kent, Peter Philmore; sisters, Fae Harvey, Rae Munro, Ida Campbell, Hazel Barkhouse; Minnie Crowell; Helen Munro; brothers, John Munro, Edward Munro. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. Rebekah Lodge service 1 p.m. today, January 17, followed by memorial service at 1:30 p.m., for both Delta and her husband, Henry, who passed away in 1998, all in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King St., Rev. Bill Gibson officiating. Committal service at a later date. Reception to follow in Lindsay's family Reception Centre. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Dykeland Lodge or the Canadian Cancer Society.