Thomas Edward "Sonny", Gray
GRAY, Thomas Edward "Sonny", C.D. - 75, Lower Sackville, passed away peacefully with family present on Thursday, February 13, 2003, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born June 25, 1927, in Kingston, Ont., he was a son of the late Arthur and Evelyn (Corcoran) Gray.
Tom was a veteran who served in Whitehorse, Ottawa, Germany, Kingston and Korea with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps of Kingston, Ont. He was past president of the Royal Canadian Legion in Ottawa and was a current member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Calais Branch, Lower Sack- ville, where he was awarded the Sword of the Night. He was past president and lifetime member of Sackville Lions Club and was an active member of the Koreans Veteran Association. H e was the Sackville Town Crier, member of the Nova Scotia Town Crier's Guild Association, and was locally well-known as Santa. He worked for Peter Mielyznski Agencies as special events co-ordinator.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Tom is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Dolly Carman; daughters, Cheryl (Walter) Zwicker, Lower Sackville; Debbie (Steve) Emeny, Guelph, Ont.; son, Jimmy (Amelda), Lower Sackville; daughter-in-law, Angie; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews.
He was predeceased by son, Thomas William "Billy".
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sack- ville. Funeral 1 p.m. Sunday in Royal Canadian Legion, Calais Branch, Sackville Cross Road, Lower Sackville. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Tom's memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 101-6080 Young St., Halifax, NS B3K 5L2 or Fultz House Museum (Rose Garden), P.O. Box 124, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2S8 would be appreciated.
Peter Anthony Ackerman
ACKERMAN, Peter Anthony - 60, Westphal, died suddenly at home on Monday, February 10, 2003.
Born on Long Island, N.Y., Peter graduated from Colgate University and the University of Toronto. He moved to Halifax in 1967, where he taught English at both St. Patrick's and Queen Elizabeth High Schools. Later in his career, Peter was appointed special program coordinator for the Halifax District School Board, where he was instrumental in the implementation of the Four Plus Program. Having to retire prematurely because of a heart condition, Peter continued to work in the profession he loved by tutoring. During retirement, Peter enjoyed spending time with his dogs, gardening, birding, tinkering with projects at home and on planning his annual golfing trips. With an independent spirit, infectious laugh, a love for good debate and a sharp mind, Peter enjoyed life as he met it.
Peter is survived by his wife, Elaine Black; step-children, Heather (Pat) Coolen, Indian Harbour; John (Juanita) Campbell, Peggys Cove and their children Nicole and Nicholas; sisters, Tricia (Bill) Schultz and Cathy Fernandez in Florida; sisters-in-law, Margaret (John) Coutts, Fall River; Muriel (Royston) Gollan, Windsor; Joan (Donald) Ashby, Kentville; mother-in-law, Bernice Black, Windsor.
He was predeceased by parents, Harry and Mary Ackerman (New York).
Cremation has taken place. No service by request.
Peter's expressed wish was for his family and friends to gather at his home from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, February 15, at 194 Richardson Dr., Westphal.
George David Tanner
TANNER, George David - 67, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully at home on February 11, 2003, surrounded by his loved ones.
He leaves to mourn, his loving wife, Geri; daughter, Wendy; son-in-law, Wayne; grandson, Chad; son, Brian; father and mother, George and Betty Tanner; brothers, Don and Ron; sisters, Lynne and Judi; many nieces and nephews; special friends, Vel and Kenny; many other good friends. He will be greatly missed by all.
No flowers by request. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Service to follow at a later date.
Daniel Howard Johnson
JOHNSON, Daniel Howard - 87, Halifax, passed away peacefully with dignity February 11, 2003, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late John and Loretta (Hayman) Johnson.
He will forever be remembered as a loving and caring father and grandfather whose entire life was dedicated to the selfless service for his community and country. Tough minded but tender hearted, he accomplished a tremendous amount during his lifetime. Early on he was educated in Truro and for a time worked as a school principal. He then served overseas with distinction as a field promited officer with the Canadian Army during the Second World War. Following that he attended the University of Chicago and then later lengthy training in Ottawa. For 35 years he was employed with the former Provincial Department of Social Services in various senior administration positions. He took great pride in his work and was responsible for the development of programs which were very innovative and much needed. He was honored with numerous recognition's for his work. One of his joys in life was music and his entire life he sang in choirs and mens groups.
Surviving are his sons, Gordon and Russell, Halifax; sisters, Gwendolyn (Cook), Saint John, N.B.; and Edith (Kelley), St. Foy, Que.; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Katherine (Gordon); his sisters, Muriel, Ruth; brothers, George, Clarence.
Memorial service to honor his life will be held 11 a.m. Monday, February 17, in St. Andrews United Church, Coburg Road, Rev. Arlene Riches officiating, with a reception to follow. The body has been cremated. No visitation at the family's request. A family interment will take place at a later date.
Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Warm thoughts and special thanks to the nurses and doctors on 5A of the VG Site, QEII, for providing such wonderful and compassionate care.
GALLIVAN, Greg - 40, Halifax, died January 30, 2003, at home. We are all products of imperfect coping in an uneven world.
Our friend and colleague Greg, knew this more than most people, and he responded with rare intelligence and humor. He was a student of Psychology at Saint Mary's University, graduating with his honors degree in 1998. As members of his extended family, we, among others, will miss him. Pending approval by Saint Mary's University Senate, his Master of Applied Psychology will be granted posthumously.
Contributions may be made to help establish a scholarship fund in Greg's name (420-5497).
Visiting 7-9 p.m. today, funeral 2 p.m. Thursday in Atlantic Funeral Home, Halifax. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens.
Theodore Christian "Ted" Dehmel
DEHMEL, Theodore Christian "Ted" - 89, Halifax, died February 9, 2003, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born on the S.S. Uranium Ship in the English Channel in 1913, he was a son of the late Johann and Ida (Ulbrich) Dehmel.
Ted was a founding member of St. Catherines of Siena Roman Catholic Church. He was a veteran of the Second World War and had served with the Armor Corps as an instructor. During his years, Ted had once owned and operated many different businesses, the last being United Taxi. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Surviving are daughters, Carmen, Prospect; Evie (Wally) Bonin, Halifax; sons, Ted (Rose), Fall River; Fred (Trish), Tantallon; Jack (Philomena), Halifax; Ron, Summerside, P.E.I.; sister, Josephine Madill, Lions Head, Ont.; 21 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Isabel (Garth); daughters, Karen and Mary; great-granddaughter, Angel Patten; sister, Ida; brothers, John, Fred.
The remains are resting in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, with visitation 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral mass 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Catherines of Siena Roman Catholic Church. Burial to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or St. Vincent's Guest House.
Charles Samuel Ehler
EHLER, Charles Samuel - 49, passed away February 8, 2003. Born in Antigonish, formerly of White Head, he was a son of the late Roy and Thelma (Porter) Ehler.
Charlie loved to hunt and fish, he was a great friend to everybody. He will be sadly missed by everyone.
Surviving are wife, Jean; daughters, Kelly and Kimberly; son, Ryan; brothers, Wayne (Betty), Elliot (Shirley), all of White Head.
He was predeceased by his brother, Jim.
Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. A reception will follow in the funeral home. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.