Gerald Donald Hobson
HOBSON, Gerald Donald - 72, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and family on July 27, 2002, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Tufts Cove, Dartmouth, he was a son of the late Edward and Cecelia (Smith) Hobson.
Throughout his working career, he worked at the rope factory, Philips Cables, O'Malleys Bakery, General Bakery, Dominion Stores bakery, Sobeys bakery and Major Foods, retiring in 1988 due to ill health. He enjoyed fishing and hunting with his buddies and was a bowler for many years. As a young boy, he set up pins at Spud Beazley's bowling alley when it was on Portland Street. Recently his greatest joy was when all his family was around.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Ruby Day; daughters, Ruby Delaney (William), Deborah Simmons (Nicholas), Marlene Hobson, Carolyn Barrett (Ronald), all of Dartmouth; grandchildren, Michelle, Kelly, John "Danny", Craig, Heather, Melodee, Sandra, William "B.J.", Kyle, Michael and Jordan; great-grandchildren, Ellen, Connor and Mackenzie; sisters, Kathleen Simpson, Mary Newell; brothers, John (Shirley), David (Gladys), as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by sister, Helen; brothers, Edward, Harold and Harry.
Arrangements are entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. No visitation or flowers by request. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel.
Many thanks to the dedicated nursing staff at both the QEII Health Sciences Centre and Dartmouth General Hospital, who were so kind to him for the past 15 months. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Rev. Sandra Carruthers for providing the comfort we know he felt with her prayers.
Donations may be left with the family or a charity of your choice.
Lloyd Frederick Houghton
HOUGHTON, Lloyd Frederick - (1948 - 2002), 53, passed away July 26, 2002. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Basil and Elva (King) Houghton.
A lifelong resident of Sackville, he was the loving and devoted husband and best friend of Rita, his wife of 30 years.
He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter and also enjoyed snowmobiling and 4-wheeling at their cottage. He had recently retired as a sheet metal worker of 35 years and was a member of Local 409.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, the former Rita Banks; brothers, Maurice, Lower Sackville; Charles (Elizabeth), Beaver Bank; sisters, Sylvia Noble and Elizabeth (Gordie) Walker, all of Lower Sackville; several nieces and nephews; three godsons, whom he adored.
He was predeceased by his niece, Pamela.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today, funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, July 29, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, Rev. James Haughn officiating. Burial will take place in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, 5523 Spring Garden Rd., suite 204, Halifax, NS B3J 9Z9 or Lung Association of Nova Scotia, 17 Alma Crescent, Halifax, NS B3N 9Z9.
Roleika Santina Downey
DOWNEY, Roleika Santina - 13, Dartmouth, passed away July 26, 2002, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of Ida Mae Downey and Noel Willis, North Preston.
She was a student at Caledonia School in Dartmouth and was also a volunteer at the East Dartmouth Boys and Girls Club.
Besides her parents, she is survived by sister, Ashley Downey, Dartmouth; brother, David Downey, Dartmouth; nephew, Lorenzo Downey, Dartmouth; godmothers, Roselee Donais, Norma Thompson; godfather, Terry Fraser; godsisters, Katrina Downey, Dartmouth; Jamae Downey, North Preston; godbrothers, Derrick Downey, Nicholas Downey, Frankie Downey, Ivan Thompson, Spencer Thompson, P.C. Thompson, Glendell Thompson, Sandy Thompson, N'Tay Len Willis, R'mae Lynn Downey, Thomas Downey.
She was predeceased by brother, Frankie Downey.
Visitation will take place Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday in St. Thomas United Baptist Church, North Preston, Rev. Wallace Smith officiating. Burial will take place in Downey Road Cemetery. A repass will be held in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth.
Stephen William "Steve" Richardson
RICHARDSON, Stephen William "Steve" - 37, Dartmouth, passed away July 24, 2002, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Halifax, he was a son of Chuck and Barbara (Allison) Richardson.
Steve had a great love of the outdoors, mountain biking, cooking, reading and was an avid fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
He is survived by his fiancee, Cathy Carter; maternal grandmother, Virginia Allison; uncles, David, Douglas, Richard "Ricky" Allison, David, Kenneth, Ralph Richardson; aunts, Elizabeth Whitman, Mary Saver, Ruth Hilton; several cousins. He was predeceased by paternal grandparents, Alice and William Richardson; maternal grandfather, Frederick Allison.
Arrangements entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. No visitation by request. Funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday in St. George's Anglican Church, 2222 Brunswick St., Halifax, Canon Gary Thorne officiating. Reception will follow in the church hall. Burial will take place in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. George's Anglican Church or Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia.
William "Bill" Atkinson
ATKINSON, William "Bill" - 58, Porters Lake, passed away July 25, 2002, at home. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Jeanette (Atkinson) Rhyno.
Prior to owning and operating Atkinson's Demolition and Recycling in Porters Lake, his lifelong passion was tractor trailer hauling. He enjoyed spending time near the ocean with his grandson, Jestin and had hoped one day to own a boat.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Jane Way; Linda's children, Samantha Way, Lower Sackville; Shawn (Beth) Way, Dartmouth; son, William "Billy" Atkinson, Halifax, and grandchildren.
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today, funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, Rev. James Haughn officiating. Interment will follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, 5523 Spring Garden Rd., suite 204, Halifax, NS B3J 9Z9.
Lula May Hobson (McColl)
HOBSON (McColl), Lula May - May Hobson died in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Thursday, July 25, 2002, in her 89th year.
Mrs. Hobson grew up in Ottawa, Ont., where by her late teens, she had developed into an accomplished pianist, playing at the Metropolitan Tabernacle and on religious radio programs. Following her marriage to Ralph Hobson in 1938, she devoted her life to the ministry of the church as Rev. Hobson served in several pastorates in the Maritime provinces, Peterborough, Ont. and in New England. Her ministry consisted of leadership in the musical life of their churches, serving as pianist and organist, as helpmate to her husband in ministering to the spiritual and other needs of their parishioners and in provision of endless hospitality in the parsonage to visiting missionaries, church officials, the down and out and church groups, particularly young people. Through her music and her personal life marked by gentle spirit and kind action, she touched and influenced for good the lives of thousands. The same qualities were reflected in her role as wife, mother, grandmother (known as "Sweetness" by the younger generation in the family) and great-grandmother.
She is survived by her children, Carol (Ed) Mann, Plymouth, Mass.; Ted (Sherry) Hobson, Mader's Cove; Melodie (David) Henry, Halifax; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Rev. Ralph Hobson; sister, Euphie Gfeller.
Following cremation, visitation will take place 2-5 p.m. Sunday, July 28, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home 2 p.m. Monday, July 29, followed by coffee and tea. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in May Hobson's memory be made to the World Vision or QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation.
Halim Milad Khattar
KHATTAR, Halim Milad - 17, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 25, 2002, in IWK Health Centre, after a lifelong courageous struggle with cystic fibrosis.
Halim was born in Halifax, December 24, 1984, the beloved son of Raymond "Ray" Khattar and Hannie Anjoul Khattar; loving brother to Angie Khattar.
Halim would have entered Grade 12 at Halifax West High School in September. He was a quiet and gentle boy, restricted in many activities by his illness. He compensated, however, for these restrictions by his strong and beautiful love of family and friends. To his friends he was loyal and steadfast. He shared with them his good days and when he had to be in hospital, he quietly slipped away so that he never burdened them with his problems. Halim was a computer whiz and the computer filled many hours of his day. He loved pool and driving the car. Halim had another side, the part of him that was completely in tune with his Lebanese heritage and background. He spoke Arabic fluently, not an easy task for someone steeped in the Canadian culture. He loved Arabic music and dancing and took part in it when he was able. At the Lebanese festival in the year 2000, he sang in Arabic as part of the cultural entertainment. Halim was so young but he touched many lives and left many memories. Early in the morning of July 25th, the Lord came down, extended His hand and whispered "come with me Halim" it is time to go. The Gates of Heaven opened wide and Angels lined up side by side to receive a special gift that is your soul. The innate sadness that we always felt in Halim is no more, he is filled with joy as he joins his Lord. There are no more restrictions on what he can do, he flies freely now in the fullness of perfection. The pain of his passing will never end, but with God's help it will abate. Out of darkness will come light, memories will be cherished, joys will be celebrated and love will always dwell. Halim is survived by his parents and sister; his paternal grandmother, Malkie Khattar; his maternal grandmother, Subhiee Anjoul, Lebanon; many aunts, uncles and cousins, Lebanon, Australia and Halifax. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Halim Khattar; maternal grandfather Sarkis Anoul, Lebanon.
Visiting will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, Bayers Road, Halifax. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 27, in Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Church, Dutch Village Road, Halifax, Monsignor K. Aoukar officiating. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The family would like to extend special thanks for the most compassionate and loving care extended to Halim and to them by the staff of 7 South, at IWK Health Centre. A very special thanks to Archbishop Emeritus, James M. Hayes for the time and comfort he gave to them and to Halim on the evening before his death. A very special thank you to the wonderful support shown by family and friends who kept vigil at the hospital. May God Bless all of you.