LEVINE, Elnora V.
LEVINE, Elnora V. - 74, Johnson Manor, 9 Church St., Truro, died April 1, 2000, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Percy and Violet (Crowell) Irving. She is survived by son, Herb, Tantallon; daughter, Donna (Sheldon) Tipert, Dartmouth; son, Robert (Beverly), Truro; grandchildren, Sean, Shelley, Mandy and Christopher; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Josh and Jeffrey. She was predeceased by her husband, George Herbert. Cremation has taken place. No visitation, services or flowers by request. Donations may be made to The Lung Association or Colchester Regional Hospital Foundation. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro.
PALMER, David Robert
PALMER, David Robert - 85, Shubenacadie, passed away April 1, 2000, in William's Country Home, Hilden. Born in Owls Head Harbour, he was a son of the late Lewis S. and Ethel (Lane) Palmer. He was a veteran of the Second World War. After four years in the RCA he was employed with Robert Simpson Co., later known as Sears Canada, for 33 years. Upon retirement, he spent 10 years as a rural mail courier for Canada Post. Robert was a member of Shubenacadie United Church, serving on many of its boards over the years. He was a member of Golden Glow Senior's Club. Robert is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Margaret Kelley; daughters, Linda (Gerry) Williams; Colleen Palmer; son, Geoffrey (Delta) Palmer; grandsons, Todd (Anita) Williams; Clay and Corey Palmer; great-grandsons, Tyler and Chandler Williams, all of Shubenacadie; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son, Eugene, in infancy. Cremation has taken place with private interment in Brookside Cemetery. A service to celebrate Robert's life will be held 2 p.m. Friday, April 7, in Shubenacadie United Church. Arrangements entrusted to Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie.
GRAHAM, John Howard
GRAHAM, John Howard - 79, Scotsburn, passed away Friday, March 31, 2000, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Eastville, Upper Stewiacke, he was a son of the late Luther and Lottie (Gray) Graham. A farmer for a number of years, he was later employed with Stevenson's Dairy, Lyons Brook, and the Scotsburn Co-op Services, from where he retired in 1987 with 21 years of service. He is survived by his wife, the former Louise Cameron; son, Donnie and his wife Laurie; grandson, Noah, all of Scotsburn. He was predeceased by brothers, Gordon, George and Maxwell; sisters, Flora and Gurtrude. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Durham Presbyterian Church, Rev. Kevin Steeper officiating. Burial will be in Gladstone Cemetery, Four Mile Brook. Family flowers only, please. Donations may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation of Canada or a charity of your choice.
FERGUSON, Roderick "Rod"
FERGUSON, Roderick "Rod" - 74, Braemore Avenue, Antigonish, died March 31, 2000, at home. Born in Inverness, he was a son of the late Matthew and Sadie (MacDougall) Ferguson. Early in his life, he worked in his father's family business, Matt Ferguson's Rexall Store in Inverness, and later as a social worker with the Department of Social Services. He was a former mayor of Inverness town and a member of the Inverness Volunteer Fire Department. He was a former member of Stella Maris Parish and Stella Maris Knights of Columbus, Inverness. He was a member of St. Ninian's Parish and St. Ninian's Knights of Columbus. He served on the Central Board of the Family Council Services of Eastern Nova Scotia. He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Dunn) Ferguson; sons, Gerard (Joan), Halifax; John (Cathy), Antigonish; Allan, Saudi Arabia; daughters, Beth (Don), Cathy (Paul), St. Andrews; Patricia (Charles), Halifax; brothers, Hughie, Detroit; Danny, Inverness; sisters, Nina and Gerry, Detroit; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by infant daughter, Mary Patricia; brother, John; and sisters, Cassie, Mary, Georgina and Jessie. Visitation will be today from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish. Funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday in St. Ninian's Cathedral with Rev. Bill Crispo officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only, please. Memorial donations may be made to Antigonish Right to Life or the Palliative Care Department of St. Martha's Hospital.
GATES, Barbara A.
GATES, Barbara A. - 56, Dartmouth, died peacefully at home on March 31, 2000. Born September 29, 1943, in Nictaux, Annapolis Co., she was a daughter of the late Russell and Marjorie (Connell) Smith. She was a graduate of the Maritime Secretarial School and worked for several years at IMP, Royal Bank and Nova Scotia Teachers Credit Union. She was a gifted quilter and taught crewel embroidery through Dartmouth Continuing Education for many years. She was an active member of Steven's Road United Baptist Church in Dartmouth and was involved as a leader with the Girl Guides of Canada. Besides her loving husband, Carl E. Gates, she is survived by her children, Robert, Minesville; and Tanya, Montreal; brothers, Earle, Bedford; and Shirley, Nictaux; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by sister, Margaret Lohnes, Worchester, Mass. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Halifax Regional Crematorium. Memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 5, at 11 a.m. in Steven's Road United Baptist Church, Rev. John Porter officiating. A private family committal will take place in Pine Grove Cemetery, Middleton. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the IWK Grace Foundation, the Victorian Order of Nurses or the Palliative Care Unit, QEII.
BAKER, Clark Nathan
BAKER, Clark Nathan - 83, Upper Chelsea, Lunenburg Co., died March 31, 2000, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Upper Chelsea, he was a son of the late William Austin and Nellie Vivian (Freeman) Baker. He was a retired chartered member of Chelsea and District Fire Department. He worked a variety of jobs during his lifetime with carpentry and woodwork being his main trade. Clark was known as the "Old Nail Bender" among his CB friends. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities. Surviving are his wife, the former Dorothy Whynacht; sons, Leigh and wife Pearl, Hagersville, Ont.; Lawrence and wife Cindy, York, Ont.; daughters, Elaine (Mrs. Gerald Veinot), Waterloo, Lunenburg Co.; Christine (Mrs. Wilfred Hirtle), Alice (Mrs. Terry Frauzel), both of Chelsea; sisters, Beatrice Joudrey, North Queens Nursing Home; Beulah Freeman, Newmarket, Ont.; Ruth Hamilton, St. Catharines, Ont.; grandchildren, Karen Suchinski and Kimberly Baker, Andy Baker and Angela Baker, Ontario; Laura Lee Woodworth, Dayspring; Timothy Veinot, Heidi Hirtle, both of Waterloo; Jonathan Hirtle, Chelsea; Terri Frauzel, Montreal; great-grandchild, Alycia Suchinski, Ontario; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by sisters, Alice Daniels, Lottie Blank, Janette Craft. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today, funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday, both in R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville, Rev. Hugh McNally officiating. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Chelsea. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to South Shore Regional Hospital Foundation, Bridgewater, Fisherman's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Chelsea and District Fire Department.
FREEMAN, Walter Obed
FREEMAN, Walter Obed - 101, Centennial Villa, Amherst, formerly of East Amherst, died April 2, 2000, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in East Amherst, he was a son of the late George and Clara (Tingley) Freeman. He worked with his father in the dairy farm business where he continued to work after his father's retirement. His milk cart/sleigh was a mainstay in Amherst for many years. He was involved with numerous societies over the years, including the Amherst Art Society, the Historical Society and the TB Society. He worked in TB education, traveling throughout the country with a nurse and showing films about TB. He was the librarian, treasurer and projectionist for the Amherst Film Council for approximately 15 years. He was also a charter member of the Amherst Co-op Store. He was an avid historian and appreciated the arts. Surviving are sister, Myra Lusby, Milton, Ont.; a nephew; several grandnieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Dorothy Chapman; his second wife, the former Edna Wallace. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Furlong's Funeral Home. Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday in Christ Church, Amherst, Rev. David S. Myles officiating. Spring burial in Amherst Cemetery. Donations to Highland View Regional Hospital Foundation or any charity.
POTHIER, Carol Anne
POTHIER, Carol Anne - 38, Halifax, formerly of Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., died March 31, 2000, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born November 25, 1961, in Wedgeport, she was a daughter of Patrick and Jacqueline (Corporon) Pothier, Wedgeport. She worked as a secretary for Legal Aid in Halifax. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, prayers 8 p.m. today, both in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Wedgeport. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Saint Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Wedgeport, Rev. Gerald LeBlanc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
SURETTE, Abbé Simon
SURETTE, Abbé Simon - 79, Surettes Island, Yarmouth Co., died April 1, 2000, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born February 17, 1921, in Surettes Island, he was a son of the late Trove and Emilie (Saulnier) Surette. He was a carpenter, having worked in Goose Bay, Labrador, Baffin Island and locally as a boat builder with Sweeney Fisheries, George Boudreau and Melvin Cottreau. He was a veteran of the Second World War, having served with the Royal Canadian Army in Canada. He was an avid reader. Surviving are his wife, the former Jacqueline Beauchamp; sons, Arthur, Bowmanville, Ont.; Jean-Paul, Halifax; Marcel, Gatineau, Que.; Guy, Surettes Island; daughters, Lucille Lalonde, Vanier, Ont.; Germaine Muise, Belleville, Yarmouth Co.; Simone Surette-DeSousa, Gloucester, Ont.; Celine Maisonneuve, St. Pascal, Ont.; Denise LeBlanc, Tusket; Juliette Landry, Ste. Anne-du-Ruisseau; Michelle LeBlanc, Amiraults Hill; brother, Noe, Halifax; sister, Clemente Pothier, Belleville; 23 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by sister, Eva Cantwell. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, prayers 8 p.m. today, both in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, 29 Albert St., Yarmouth. Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday in Saint Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Surettes Island, Rev. Gerald LeBlanc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to Saint Joseph's Church.
RAFUSE, Freeman Theodore
RAFUSE, Freeman Theodore - 79, Charleston, Queens Co., died Saturday, April 1, 2000, in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool. Born in Charleston, he was a son of the late Sydney and Idella (Baker) Rafuse. He was employed with Steel and Engine Products Limited for 25 years, retiring in 1983. He loved the woods, fishing and hunting and spent many a time in his garden. He is survived by his wife, the former Helen Ruth Anthony; grandchildren, Paul N. Gillan, Dartmouth; Norma J. Hustins, Bedford; and Tanya L. Gillan, Edmonton, Alta.; his sister, Irene MacKinnon, Charleston; and his brother, Basil, Charleston. He was predeceased by his daughter, Helen Joan Gillan; his sisters, Verna, Nora, Frances, Marvel and Elizabeth; and his brother, Gilbert. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool. A graveside memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 5, in New Charleston Cemetery with Rev. Sheila Smith officiating. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Charleston United Baptist Church or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch.
WOLFE, Preston F.
WOLFE, Preston F. - 57, Etobicoke, Ont. formerly of Liverpool, died December 13, 1999, at home. Born in Liverpool, he was a son of the late Austin L. Wolfe and Phyllis V. (Dagley) (Wolfe) Keddy (LaHave Islands and Liverpool). He was a graduate of the Halifax School for the Deaf, Gottingen St., Halifax. He received a prestigious prize for building a model of the Angus L. MacDonald Bridge prior to his graduation. He worked for Dares in Rexdale, Ont. and for 32 years with S-C (Canada Electric Ltd.), Bellfield Rd., Toronto. He was a previous board member of Robert Rumble Association for the Deaf Church, Toronto. He travelled Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Florida and Alaska gaining a valued circle of friends throughout his lifetime. Surviving are his wife, Melissa (Rowe); sister, Betty Cox, Trenton; brothers, Michael, Belleville, Ont.; Brian Keddy, Beaver Bank; David Keddy, Eastern Passage. Arrangements entrusted to Marshall's Funeral Home, 10366 Young St., Richmond Hill, Toronto, L4C 3B8. Funeral later this week in Robert Rumble Association for the Deaf Church. Donations to Robert Rumble Association for the Deaf Church, 2395 Bayview, North York, Toronto, Ont., N2L 1A2.
DOWNEY, Hazel M.
DOWNEY, Hazel M. - 68, Caldwell Road, Eastern Passage, died December 14, 1999, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Port Aux Basque, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late George and Lillian (Osmond) Osmond. Surviving are her husband, William; sons, Robert, Dartmouth; Eric, Halifax; Daniel, David, Eastern Passage; brother, Nelson, Port Aux Basque; sisters, Julia Walters, Rosanna Carter, Vivian Chaulk, Port Aux Basque; Lucy Temple, Seabright, Ont.; six grandchildren. She was predeceased by son, William; brother, George. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. Memorial service 2 p.m. Thursday, in J. Albert Walker and Sons Funeral Home, 307 Prince Albert Rd., Dartmouth. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Cancer Society.
KRISTJANSSON, Erik Markus
KRISTJANSSON, Erik Markus - 60, Halifax, on December 12, 1999, in the VG Site, QEII. The son of Elizabeth Florence (Snow) and the late Captain Bjarni Kristjansson. A marine engineer, he worked during his career with National Sea, Nickerson's, Irving and Dome Petroleum. He is survived by daughters, Johanna Holley, Kristine Willoughby; granddaughters, Johanna, Victoria, Gena, Michaela; brother, Ralph and family; companion, Mary Barry, all of Halifax Regional Municipality. He was predeceased by sister, Johanna. Cremation has taken place. Private service at a later date. Donations to Missions to Seamen.
LEWIS, Guerwood John
LEWIS, Guerwood John - 92, Hull, Mass., died after a brief illness. He was the oldest son of the late Sarah and Avery Lewis, (Lockeport). He had lived in the U.S. for 70 years. He was a fisherman and sailed in his own boat "The New Star". He was well known as "Locky", both in Boston and Gloucester. He was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge. Surviving are son, John, Newburyport; daughters, Louise, Judy, Boston; Sally, Arizona; stepsons, Michael Egan, Eaton; Richard Egan, Hanover; stepdaughter, Brenda Tanous, Kingston; sister, Vivian MacMillan, Lockeport; a nephew and a grand-niece. A memorial service will be held later in Lockeport.