MURPHY, John Victor
MURPHY, John Victor - 79, East Dover, Halifax Co., died in the VG Site, QEII, November 6, 1999. Born in East Dover, Halifax Co., he was a son of the late Joseph and Martha (Lynch) Murphy. He was retired from HMCS Dockyard where he worked for 33 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and took great pleasure in cooking for family and friends. He is survived by daughters, JoAnn Andersen, Halifax; Dianne (Don) Pitcher, Prospect; Betty Ann (Jack) Boutilier, Seabright; Wendy (Andy) Duggan, Indian Harbour; son, Robert (Bonita), East Dover; brother, Clarence, East Dover; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson. He was predeceased by his wife, Beulah (Nichols); sisters, Mary, Doris, Ellen and one in infancy; brothers, Leslie, Harris, Theodore, Daniel and three in infancy. Visitation will be in Cruikshank's Funeral Home, Robie Street, Halifax, 6-9 p.m., today, November 8. Funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 9, in St. Thomas Church, East Dover, Rev. Leonard Fischer officiating. Burial to follow in St. Thomas Cemetery, East Dover. Family flowers only. Donations to St. Thomas Cemetery Fund, c/o Doug Brennan, East Dover, B0J 3L0 or Village Green Recreation Society, c/o Mark Lundy, East Dover, B0J 3L0.
MacDONALD, Robert Matthews
MacDONALD, Robert Matthews - 75, Englishtown, died November 4, 1999, in Baddeck. Born in Sydney, he was a son of Capt. Dan and Lex (McLeod) MacDonald. He was a member of St. Marks Presbyterian Church, Englishtown. After a science degree from Dalhousie, he worked in Ottawa for the Defense Research Laboratory for 2 or 3 years. He then returned to Nova Scotia to teach high school in New Waterford, Sydney Academy and Baddeck. His dedication and impressive knowledge of science made his teaching memorable. In each of the above schools along with teaching chemistry, physics and math he coached basketball. In Baddeck, he began a very successful mini junior and high school basketball program. Along with being a coach and referee, he was one of the founding fathers of the Nova Scotia Athletic Foundation and Nova Scotia Headmasters. His love for the game of basketball and his confident belief of how much good this activity teaches our young people, has always been a guiding force in his coaching career. Baddeck Academy is honored to have "Red Bob" MacDonald's name used to head the title of the tenth annual Invitational Basketball Tournament. Surviving are brother, Alexander, California; sister, Pearl MacKeen, Toronto; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Lillian; brother, Donald. No visitation by request. Funeral 2 p.m., today, St. Marks Presbyterian Church, Englishtown, Rev. Lloyd Murdock officiating, assisted by Rev. Ritchie Robinson. Burial in Harbour View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to any charity of your choice. Arrangements under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck.
MacNEIL, Joseph Daniel
MacNEIL, Joseph Daniel - 72, Dartmouth, formerly of Irish Vale, Cape Breton Co., passed away peacefully on November 6, 1999, at home. Born in the Rear of Irish Cove, he was a son of the late Angus and Sarah Anne (MacNeil) MacNeil. He was a member of St. Peter's Parish, Dartmouth. He was an avid reader and also was a great lover of animals. He is survived by a dear friend and companion, Ann Hicks, Dartmouth; sister, Mae (Mrs. Joseph Nickerson), Halifax; adopted brother, James and three nieces and a nephew. He was predeceased by sisters, Catherine "Kitty" MacNeil; Marie (Mrs. George Myers); Sadie MacNeil and a brother, James in infancy. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Dartmouth. Burial will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Johnstown, Richmond Co. In lieu of flowers, doantions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the VON.
REASHORE, Brian - 55, 34 Beech St., Sydney Mines, died November 6, 1999, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Bras d'Or, he was a son of Marie (Guy) and the late Daniel Reashore. Surviving are sisters, Karen Boutilier, Eileen Reashore, Bras d'Or; Sandra MacInnis, Patricia MacDonald, Sydney Mines; brothers, Billy, Terry, South Shore; Blair, Sydney Mines; Donnie, Bras d'Or; Kevin, Ross Ferry. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Funeral 10 a.m. Tuesday in Immaculate Conception Church, Rev. Gerald Dunphy officiating. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Sydney Mines.
ROOP, Paul Harding
ROOP, Paul Harding - 84, Middleton, died November 7, 1999, in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Middleton, he was the son of the late Frederick Harding and Mary Marie (Johnson) Roop. He was educated at Horton Academy in Wolfville and in Syracuse, N.Y. where he graduated with a diploma in Mortuary Science. He was a florist, funeral director and ambulance operator, and an active businessman in the Middleton community. He was a veteran of the Second World War. He was a member of the Middleton Lions Club, past president of the Middleton Rotary Club and was named a Paul Harris Fellow, which is a very high honour in the Rotary Club; past president of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 1; member of the Masonic Lodge; past chairman of the Board of Soldiers Memorial Hospital; past chief of the Middleton Volunteer Fire Department; past member of the Middleton Town Council; a director of the MacDonald Museum, and was recently inducted into the Middleton Sports Wall of Fame. Surviving are his daughter, Judith Carolyn (Mrs. James Mosher), South Farmington; son, Donald Wimburn, Nictaux; sister, Muriel (Mrs. George Chipman), Middleton; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Mary Lloyd Phinney; brother Warren; and sister Carolyn. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Warren T. Roop Funeral Home, Middleton, with funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Middleton United Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Byron Fenwick and Rev. Donald Robertson officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Middleton. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice.
ROZEE, Mary Ruth Roberta
ROZEE, Mary Ruth Roberta - 63, Dartmouth, died November 5, 1999, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Liverpool, she was a daughter of Ruth (Conrad) Fisher, Ottawa, and the late Romeo LeGault. She was a volunteer at Holy Trinity Church, and was a very devoted mother and friend. She is survived by daughters, Kathie Carter, Mooseland; Suzanne Anderson, Dartmouth; sons, Andrew "Drew" LeGault, Halifax and Peter Rozee, Dartmouth; stepfather, Victor Fisher, Ottawa; grandchildren, Peter Johnson, Mya and Erin Carter, Amanda, A.J. and Antonio Dennison; brothers, Greg, Kirk and Jeff. She was predeceased by an infant sister. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St., from where funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Rev. Kirby Walsh officiating. Burial will be 3 p.m. in Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Liverpool. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
SMITH, Joan Davidson
SMITH, Joan Davidson - 70, Bedford, died November 5, 1999. Born in River John and reared in Truro, she was a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Campbell) Collie. She had been a resident of the Halifax area for 35 years. Surviving are sister, Ruth Noseworthy, Halifax; four nephews and seven nieces. She was predeceased by her husband, Stewart; brothers, Donald, Reginald, Stanley, James; sister Joyce. There will be no visitation or memorial service by her request. Cremation will take place. A private graveside service will be held in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Rev. Sydney MacDonald officiating. Donations to the palliative care unit of the VG Site, QEII. Arrangements entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax.
SYMONDS, Viola Gertrude
SYMONDS, Viola Gertrude - 56, Clarks Harbour, died Friday, November 5, 1999, in the Roseway Hospital, Sandy Point. Born in Doctors Cove, she was a daughter of Avery and Mildred (Hopkins) Shand, Shag Harbour. She was the treasurer of the TOPS Program. She is survived by her husband, Dana; son, Darrell, Upper Tantallon, Halifax Co.; brothers, Chester, Shag Harbour; Larry, Prescott, Ont.; sisters, Jean Marie (Mrs. Roy Quinlan), Tusket; Wanda (Mrs. Kevin Swaine), Shag Harbour; daughter-in-law, Mary Catherine Anne McNamara, Upper Tantallon; granddaughter, Cassia Viola Patricia Symonds. She was predeceased by brothers, George and Roland; sister, Joyce. Funeral will be 2 p.m. today in Huskilson's Memorial Chapel, Barrington, Rev. Don Scheel officiating and Richard Horner assisting. Burial will be in Oakville Cemetery, Clarks Harbour. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
VEILLEUX, Margaret Christine
VEILLEUX, Margaret Christine - 77, Halifax, died November 6, 1999, at home. Born in Canso, Guysborough Co., she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Frances (Lawerence) Grover. She had worked as a ward clerk at Camp Hill Hospital. She enjoyed traveling and bingo. Surviving are her husband, Denis; son, Paul, at home; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Hughie, Howard, Clarence. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, Halifax. Graveside service 2 p.m. Wednesday in Oakridge Memory Gardens cemetery, Lower Sackville, Rev. James Haughn officiating. Donations to Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia.
WALKER, John Douglas
WALKER, John Douglas - 45, Mahone Bay, died November 5, 1999, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Bridgewater, he was a son of Douglas and Marilyn Walker, Halifax. Surviving are his wife, Rosemary; stepdaughter, Michelle, Bridgewater; stepson, Denis, Dartmouth; brothers, Thomas, Barry, Halifax; sisters, Pamela, Halifax; Crystal, Toronto; a niece. He was predeceased by brother, Michael. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service 2 p.m. Tuesday, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Archbishop James Hayes officiating, assisted by Rev. Douglas Kellough. Burial at a later date in Western Shore. No flowers by request, donations to the Liver Foundation.
WALKER, Melvin Ambrose
WALKER, Melvin Ambrose - 77, Upper Granville, Annapolis Co., passed away Saturday, November 6, 1999, in Soldier's Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in New Ross, he was a son of the late Bernard and Clara (Levy) Walker. He was a well respected heavy equipment operator working for various construction companies, notably Standard Paving, Acadia Construction and retiring from Alron Construction Co. in 1987. He was a member of the Oxen Association at the Lawrencetown Exhibition and a member of the Burns Riverview Dancers. He enjoyed his family and took great pride in his home. He enjoyed being in the woods and the Ciderfest parades. He is survived by his wife, the former Madeline Helen Reeves; sons, Morris (Anne Pollet), Toronto; Harold "Hal" Kingston; Randy (Kim), Bridgewater; daughter, Renee (Rick) Corradini, Windsor; grandchildren, Michelle and Nicole Latta, Dustin, Kyle and Rebecca Walker, Anthony, and Sabrina Corradini; brother, Joseph Walker, Martock; sisters, Olive Lloyd, Berwick; Anna Cormier, Toronto; Kathleen Power, Aldersville; Gladys MacKinnon, Windsor. He was predeceased by brothers, Clem, Sherman, Arch and Carroll. Visitation was held Sunday in Robert L. Hall Funeral Home, Bridgetown. Funeral service 2 p.m. today, in St. James Anglican Church, Bridgetown, Rev. Peter Young officiating. Interment in St. Mary's Anglican Cemetery, Bellside. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Mary's Anglican Church.
WALSH, M. Evelyn
WALSH, M. Evelyn - 94, College Street, Antigonish, died November 6, 1999, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Fairmont, she was a daughter of the late William J. and Elizabeth (MacEachern) Walsh. When she completed studies at Mount St. Bernard College, Antigonish, she began her career of service to others, by teaching in a one room schoolhouse at Cape George, Antigonish Co. She then moved to Boston, where she studied nursing, and received her RN from MacLean Hospital. She joined the nursing corps of the United States Armed Services, in World War II and served several years. Following the war, she became charge nurse at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston where she enjoyed a distinguished career for 16 years; it was at this time she was accepted into the exclusive Mensa Organization, an organization whose members are recognized as high achievers in their chosen fields of endeavors. She returned to Antigonish in 1983 and became an active and involved member of the community. A faithful member of the CWL, she volunteered many hours at the opportunity shop and with participants of the Laubach Reading Program. She was president of the Antigonish Literary Council. The Town of Antigonish recognized her contributions to the area and honored her at the 1996 Canada Day Celebrations. Surviving are sisters, Beatrice, Antigonish; Sister Martina Walsh, CND, MacGillivray Guest House, Sydney; brother, James, Antigonish; a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Katherine, Mary Ellen, Bertha; brothers, Eugene, John, Martin, Albert, Bernard. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, in MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish. Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday, in St. Ninian's Cathedral, Antigonish, Rev. William Crispo officiating. Burial in St. Ninian's Cemetery. Donations to St. Martha's Hospital Foundation, Friends of The RK, or any charity.
WHITENECT, Gena Marie
WHITENECT, Gena Marie - 28, Upper Nine Mile River, died November 6, 1999, in Fall River, as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Born in Truro, Gena was an employee of Price Waterhouse Coopers in Halifax and also worked with World Wide Flight Services at Halifax International Airport. She was a resident of Nine Mile River all of her life. Surviving are her husband, Tony; mother, Ruby (Thurrott) Demont and companion Wilfred Webb; father, Larry and stepmother Dorothy (Harnish) Demont, Dartmouth; brother, Brian, Nine Mile River; several aunts and uncles; numerous cousins. She was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Margaret and Angus Thurrott and paternal grandparents, Pearl and James Demont. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, November 8, at Withrow-MacMillan Funeral Home, Upper Nine Mile River. Funeral services 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, from the funeral home chapel, Rev. Carolyn Nicholson officiating. Burial to follow at the Sand Hill Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in Gena's memory may be made to the Canadian Canadian Cancer Society.
WORRELL, Margaret May St. John
WORRELL, Margaret May St. John - 90, 97 Pleasant St., Dartmouth, walked through her beautiful garden to hold the outreached hand of God, early Saturday morning, November 6, 1999. Born in Dartmouth, she was the second daughter of the late Alfred St. John and Clare Elizabeth Pomeroy Worrell. As a young career woman, Margaret enjoyed many years with the Nova Scotia Department of Motor Vehicles. Passionately supportive of young artistic talent, she gave with generosity of spirit her time and energy in the support of the Halifax Ballet Theatre and in former years, was a proud patron of the Dalhousie University Department of Theatre productions. She is survived by her sister, Ruth Wanda Lillian Bader, Dartmouth; her brother, Joseph Robert Bruce, Halifax; her nieces, Clare Elizabeth Bader, Dartmouth; Karen Ann Sears and Janet Lynn Brown, Halifax; her nephews, Stephen Arthur St. John Manley, Calgary, and Lee Charles Manley, Toronto; her great-nieces, Tara Lorraine Elliott Manley, Calgary; Jennifer Lea Worrell and Shannon Margaret Sears, Halifax; and great-nephews, Shawne Arthur Thomas Manley, Calgary; Robert John Worrell and Matthew Wayne Brown, Halifax, and her many cherished friends. A lifelong member of the United Church of Canada, the memorial funeral service will be held in Grace United Church, Octerloney Street, Dartmouth, on Tuesday, November 9, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Stephen Frame officiating. Interment will be in the Mount Hermon Cemetery in Dartmouth. Memorial donations for our beloved aunt Magaret may be made to The Halifax Ballet Theatre Association or the Grace United Church.
STEVENS, Percy Wallace
STEVENS, Percy Wallace - 67, Dartmouth, died December 13, 1999, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Chester, he was a son of the late Ralph and Helen (Armstrong) Stevens. A former police officer in the city of Dartmouth, a car sales representative and most recently a taxi cab driver for Yellow Cab. Surviving are his wife, the former Joan (Wilson); son, Garry, Dartmouth; sisters, Edith, Jean, Ada, Marie; brothers, George and David; special friend, Joan Matheson. Visitation today 7-9 p.m., in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Portland St., Dartmouth. Funeral service Thursday 2 p.m., in Aenon United Baptist Church, Chester Basin, Rev. Leo Gallant officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Chester Basin. Donations to charity of choice.