Lyle W. Thomas
THOMAS, Lyle W. - 48, East Preston, passed away November 16, 2002, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in East Preston, he was a son of Kathleen (Crawley) Thomas.
He was employed with Hunt's Windows and Doors for over 20 years. In his leisure time, Lyle enjoyed fishing and watching a variety of sports. He was a kind and loving father.
He is survived by his daughters, Kelsey and Charnell; long-time companion, Ruby Brooks, all of East Preston; brothers, Murray, Dartmouth; Shawn, Toronto; Milton (Beverly), Vancouver, B.C.; sister, Beverly Banks, East Preston; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will take place 2-4 p.m. Wednesday for family, and 7-9 p.m. for the public, a funeral service will take place 2 p.m. Thursday, Rev. Gordon Thurber of Harvest Community Church officiating, all in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Burial to take place in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. A repast will follow in the funeral home.
Jean Kathleen Pitts
PITTS, Jean Kathleen - 64, passed away November 18, 2002, in the VG Site, QEII, surrounded by family. She was a daughter of the late Gilbert and Susan (Powell) Harnish.
Her life was her family. She enjoyed playing Super Nintendo and shopping for her grandchildren.
Surviving are her loving husband, Jim; son, Jimmy (Debby) Pettipas; son, Gilbert "Bub" (Kathy) Pettipas; daughter, Joann (Allan) Whitehead; son, Scott (Melissa) Pettipas; daughter, Joy (Daniel) Manuel; sisters, RoseMarie (twin) (Donald) Kidson, Joan Whiting, Carol (Robert) Bowser; sister-in-law, Gloria Harnish; grandchildren, John, Jeff, Wanda, Nicole, Kyle, Cameron, James, Amber, Jesse and Brooke.
She was predeceased by infant daughter, Gail; sisters, Gertie (Earl) MacDonald, Joice (Ray) MacKinnon; brother, Donald Harnish; brother-in-law, Winfield Whiting.
Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday with a memorial service 1 p.m. Thursday, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, Deacon Jack Connoly officiating. Private family interment to take place in Oakridge Memory Gardens. A special thank you to Transitional Care Unit 4A, the VG Site, QEII.
Donations in Jean's memory may be made to a charity of choice.
E. Walter Emery
EMERY, E. Walter - 74, Dartmouth, died suddenly at home Sunday, November 17, 2002. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Alexander Emery and Maud (Bennett) Emery.
He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1948, retiring after 25 years as a Chief Petty Officer. He was also retired from Nova Scotia Power Inc., Tufts Cove Generating Station where he was employed for 17 years. Walter was a member of the Atlantic Chief and Petty Officer's Association and was active in their volunteer group which along with other groups serve breakfast to Dartmouth school children. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Main Street Branch, as well as Past Master of the Fairview Lodge No. 126 and a member of Grand Lodge. He enjoyed his membership in the Maritime Ship Modelers Guild.
He is survived by and was the devoted husband of Joan (Murphy) Emery; loving father of Marilyn McCarville (Donald) and Lee Emery and loving grandfather of Ryan McCarville. Besides his immediate family he is survived by a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Cremation has taken place.
Visitation will take place 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where a memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Rev. Patricia Malin officiating. A reception will follow in the funeral home. Burial at sea to follow at a later date.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Natalie Dawn Ernst
ERNST, Natalie Dawn - Daughter of Peter and Sheila Ernst, was placed in God's hands November 16, 2002.
Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday for close family and friends in Rock Church Chapel, 222 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, Pastor Jullia Benwell officiating. Private family interment in Oakridge Memory Gardens.
Donations in Natalie's name may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, Lower Sackville.
William Frederick Slaunwhite
SLAUNWHITE, William Frederick - 97, Terence Bay, Halifax Co., passed away Sunday, November 17, 2002, at the home of his daughter in Halifax. Born August 12, 1905, in Terence Bay, he was a son of the late Albert Dennis and Mary Ellen Adena (Slaunwhite) Slaunwhite.
He resided in Terence Bay until January 2000 and spent over 60 years as a fisherman there. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all of his family and friends.
Surviving are his daughters, Christina (Mrs. William Taylor), New Glasgow; Brenda (Mrs. Phillip Kelsey), Halifax; sons, Robert "Sonny" (Gladys), Stewiacke; George (Ruby) and Ronald (Susan), both of Terence Bay; brother, Edmond, Terence Bay; sisters, Madonna Strum, Dartmouth; Anne Backewich, Sackville; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; six great great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his loving wife, Lucy Ann "Annie"; his daughter, Lucy; son, Joseph Earl; sisters, Anastasia Little, Virginia White and Rita Slaunwhite; brothers, Austin, George and Leo Slaunwhite.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today, with funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Reception to follow in the funeral home reception lounge. Interment at a later date in Star of the Sea Church Cemetery, Terence Bay.
Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Hugh B. Hale
HALE, Hugh B. - 93, Halifax, passed away November 16, 2002, in Parkland Estates Nursing Home. Born in Ireland, he was a son of the late Matthew and Letitia (Browne) Hale.
He is survived by his son, Brian (Julia) Hale, Halifax; grandchildren, Sean, Kevin (Susan Monk) and Erin (Mark Moland); great-grandson, Lucas Hale.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Alice Jones; brothers, James, Jack and Clarke.
At his request, cremation has taken place.
Earl Kenneth Gray
GRAY, Earl Kenneth - 85, Halifax, passed away peacefully November 17, 2002, in the Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, with his children by his side. Born November 5, 1918, he was a son of the late Albert Joseph and Gertrude Gray.
During the Second World War, he served with the North Shore Regiment in Belgium, Holland, France and Germany. In 1945, he then went to work at Camp Hill Medical Centre until his retirement in 1978.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mona (Eagles) Gray; daughter, Sandra (Guy) Doyle, Montreal, Que.; son, Michael (Maureen) Gray, Middle Sackville; sister, Barbara Leverman; brothers, Bert and Clarence Gray; grandchildren, Stephen (Mary) Doyle, Elaine (Bill) Doyle, Montreal, Que., Susan (Glenn) Hodess, Toronto; Kelly (Randy) Doyle, Toronto; Julia, Halifax; Kenneth and Michelle, Lower Sackville; 11 great-grandchildren. A loving husband, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he will be sadly missed.
He was predeceased by brothers, Donald Gray, Stanley Gray, Herbert Gray, and sister, Helen Fizzard.
A special thanks to his second family, the residents, nurses and staff on V6 West, for all of their special care and support during his stay at the Veterans' Memorial Building.
Cremation has taken place. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 20, at 1 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, Rev. Gary Myatt officiating. A reception to follow in the funeral home. Interment will take place in Oakridge Memorial Gardens, Lower Sackville.
Donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.