WEATHERBEE, Curtis E.
WEATHERBEE, Curtis E. - 59, 802 Prince Street, Truro, passed away December 13, 1999, at home. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Roy and Greta (Staples) Weatherbee. He was a building superintendent and a member of the Salvation Army. He is survived by his wife, Joanne (Rae), Truro; daughter, Kim (Wayne) Hill, Green Oaks; son, Kelvin and companion Tammy, Truro; sisters, Doreen Van Buren, Ontario; Dianna (Bruce) Ellis, Calgary; Eileen MacDonald, Spryfield; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held today 7-9 p.m. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, both in the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Captain Albert Pennell officiating. Burial in the Watson Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
GILLARD, Jean E.
GILLARD, Jean E. - 79, Dartmouth, died December 16, 1999, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Emerson and Ida (Levy) Giffin. She was a member of the knitting group of Full Gospel Church and was a well known and loved baby sitter. She is survived by daughter, Heather and husband Carl McCulley, Baxter's Harbour; son, Danny and wife Carolyn, Dartmouth; brothers, Ralph, Halifax; Chute, New Minas; sisters, Theo (Mrs. Earl Ward), Halifax; twin, Vivian Cross, Annapolis Royal; grandchildren, Reggie, Carla McCulley, Carrie-Lyn Gillard. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold "Bill"; son, Donald; brothers, Ernest, Leaman; sisters, Erma Sawler, Edna Schnare. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Rev. James Martell officiating, both in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Windsor Street. Burial will be in Pleasanthill Cemetery, Lower Sackville, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gideons, Canadian Diabetes Association or charity of donor's choice.
HAYDEN, Guy Ashton
HAYDEN, Guy Ashton - 68, Melrose Avenue, Fairview, passed away December 15, 1999, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Digby, he was a son of the late Roy and Rosalie (Gillio) Hayden. He worked as a transit operator for Metro Transit for 47 years. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine (Coyle) Hayden, Fairview; a son, Brian Roy and his wife Joy (Lloy), Bedford; a daughter, Dr. Barbara Eisener and her husband Barry, Lunenburg; sisters, June Lent, Hamilton, Ont.; Beulah Raymond, Scarborough, Ont.; grandson, Samuel Guy; granddaughter, Jillian Rae. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax. Funeral service will be held today, December 18, at 11 a.m., in St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 3473 Dutch Village Rd., Fairview, Rev. Richard Smith officiating, assisted by Rev. Owen Connolly. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
PARR (MacVean), Ann H.
PARR (MacVean), Ann H. - 89, Victoria, B.C., died April 18, 1999, in the Gorge Hospital, Victoria. Born in Greenook, Scotland, she was a daughter of the late Murdoch and Martha (McNab) MacVean. She went to Pictou on the SS Lovat and resided there until 1945. Surviving are sons, William, Vancouver, B.C.; Jack, Shawnigan Lake, B.C.; three grandsons; sister, Christina "Tina" Bowes, Pictou; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Jack Gray; her second husband, Alex Parr; sisters, Martha Arbuckle, Jessie Leslie, Bessie Straine, Catherine Grierson; brothers, Sandy, Peter, Murdoch. Cremation has taken place.
BANKS, Marjorie E.
BANKS, Marjorie E. - 74, Nappan, died December 24, 1999, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Joggins, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Robson) Fullerton. During the war, she worked at Canada Car, Amherst. She was also employed at Zeller's, Amherst, for over 10 years. Surviving are daughters, Leah Perry, Amherst; Lorna, Mexico; son, Burton, with whom she resided; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Ronald; great-granddaughter, Amber Perry in infancy. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service was held in Amherst Cemetery.
COMEAU, Mederic Marie
COMEAU, Mederic Marie - 71, Cottage Celeste, Meteghan, formerly of Comeauville, Digby Co., died December 24, 1999, in Cottage Celeste. Born in Comeauville, he was a son of the late Leger and Eveline (Robichaud) Comeau. He was the founder and owner of Clare Fisheries, Comeauville. He was also an avid fisherman for many years. He enjoyed hunting and the outdoor life. He was a Third Degree member, Knights of Columbus, Conseil Sigogne 6348, Comeauville. Surviving are his wife, the former Delia Robichaud, Comeauville; daughters, Gloria and husband, Johnny Thibault, Saulnierville Station; Josette and husband John Littlewood, Comeauville; sisters, Celina LeBlanc, Meteghan Centre; Sister Aline Comeau, Moncton; granddaughters, Jenelle and Christal Thibault, Saulnierville Station; Jenna Littlewood, Comeauville. He was predeceased by brother, Hubert. Visitation and Knights of Columbus service were held Sunday in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral 2 p.m. today, in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Church Point, Rev. Albeni d'Entremont officiating, assisted by Rev. Yvon Dionne, Rev. Gerald LeBlanc and Brother Leo. Cremation to follow. Interment in Stella Maris Cemetery, Meteghan Centre. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or charity of your choice.
TERRIS, Pearl Alice
TERRIS, Pearl Alice - 90, High Crest Nursing Home, Springhill, formerly of 104 Elm St., Springhill, died December 24, 1999, in the home. Born in Rexton, Kent Co., N.B., she was a daughter of the late James and Bertha (Kinread) Fraser. She was a member of the United Baptist Church in Springhill; the Pythian Star Temple 8 Pythian Sisters and the Lady Minto Rebekah Lodge 23.. Surviving are brother, Stewart John Fraser, Springhill; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Percy Terris; son, Russell; sisters, Edith, Laura, Beulah; brother, Lewis. Cremation has taken place under the direction of A.H. Brown Funeral Service Ltd., Springhill. Graveside committal service 2 p.m. Wednesday, in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill, Rev. Brent MacDonald officiating. Donations to any charity.
CLARKE (Kelly), Bertha Catherine "Bert"
CLARKE (Kelly), Bertha Catherine "Bert" - 71, died December 26, 1999, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Trenton, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Catherine (Kenny) Kelly. She was employed as nurse most of her life, starting with Ferris Nursing Home in Nashua, N.H., later at Glen Haven Manor in New Glasgow, and private nursing before retiring. She was a member of St. Johns Roman Catholic church. She is survived by one son, Tony Clarke, New Glasgow, his children, Tony Jr., Terri, Jamie, Cindy, and Lindsay Clarke; daughters, Cathy (Phillip) Murray, New Glasgow, their children, Jason and Brandon Kyle, Jonathan, Brett, Gabrielle, and Olivia Murray; Alisa Clarke and Liam Morris, Calgary, Alta., their children, Katie and Mitchell Green. She is also survived by one sister, Lois (Lloyd) Peartree, New Glasgow; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Reginald Clarke; one sister, Lydia (Kelly) Chrisholm; brothers, Elmer, Harold "Boug", and Bernard Kelly. Her remains will rest at H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, from 7-9 p.m. today, December 27. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, from St. Johns Roman Catholic Church New Glasgow, with Rev. Regis Halloran officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations may be made to Holy Cross Cemetery or Christ the King Cemetery, or to a charity of your choice. No flowers by request.
DUFFY, Belle Mickey
DUFFY, Belle Mickey - Bridgewater, Lunenburg Co., died April 20, 2000, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in LaHave, Lunenburg Co., she was a daughter of Lillian Sperry, LaHave and the late Hector Sperry. Surviving are daughter, Terry Ritchie, Kelowna, B.C.; son, Dale, Edmonton, Alta.; brothers, Paul, Upper LaHave; Percy, Hector, both of Dartmouth; Lorraine, Halifax; sister, Shirley Ross, Pentz; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother, Robert; sister, Marina. Cremation has taken place. No funeral service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations to any charity. Arrangements have been entrusted to R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville.
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.
RAFUSE, Kenneth Deirling
RAFUSE, Kenneth Deirling - 95, 35 Main St., Wilmington, Vt., died August 29, 1998, in Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Bennington, Vt. Born October 4, 1902, in Upper Vaughan, Hants Co., he was a son of the late James Harding and Lucy Maud (Swiminer) Rafuse. He moved from Nova Scotia to Wilmington in 1920 in search of work and settled on West Main Street in what was originally a boarding house and later became his home, where he had resided until the time of his death. He also met his wife, the former Arlene Eva Pike, at the boarding house and they were married on July 13, 1925, in Wilmington. For a brief time, from 1925 to 1929, they lived and worked in Miami Beach, Fla. A well-known Wilmington businessman, he operated the first cable TV service in town and also ran a TV repair shop and service station on West Main Street from 1934 to 1970. He became a United States citizen in 1941 and had served as a selectman and village trustee in Wilmington. He was a 60-year member of Social Lodge 38, F&AM, in Wilmington. The Rafuses wintered in Florida for 22 years and especially enjoyed their drives back to Nova Scotia. Surviving are son, Paul K., Plainville, N.Y.; daughter, Barbara Maynard, Wilmington; sisters, Lena Rafuse, Olive Rafuse, Windsor Forks, Hants Co.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchil-dren; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, Arlene; brothers, James, Harry, Charles, Maurice, Robert, John; sisters, Nina, Dorothy, Lucy. Funeral 11 a.m. today in Covey & Allen Funeral Home, Wilmington, Rev. John Cerrato officiating. Burial to follow in the Rafuse family lot in Riverview Cemetery, Wilmington. Donations to The Arthritis Foundation c/o Covey & Allen Funeral Home, Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363.
DURNFORD - In loving memory of a dear husband, father, and grandfather Jack Durnford who passed away February 7, 1998.
You always had time to share,
Time to give and time to care,
You thought of others often,
You were everybody's friend.
When they needed something,
You would lend a helping hand,
You left us beautiful memories,
We will treasure through the years.
You are gone, but not forgotten,
Never will your memories fade,
So you, who have a husband, father and grandfather,
Cherish him with care,
For you will never know the heartache until you see that empty chair.
Love Mary and family.