TOBIN, Captain Michael A.
TOBIN, Captain Michael A. - 90, 80 Archibald Ave., North Sydney, passed away at 6:14 a.m. on Saturday morning, April 1, 2000, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in Dunville, Nfld., on October 26, 1909, Captain Tobin was the eldest of 10 children. He was a son of the late John Tobin and Julia (Glynn) Tobin. He was predeceased by his first wife, Kathleen (Grant); his brother, John "Jack"; and his sisters, Theresa (Reddigan), Carmel (O'Reilly), Mary (Mealey) and Louise (Kaufman). He is survived by his wife, Nora (Ryan); sons, Michael (Elaine), Terry and David, North Sydney; brothers, James, Dunville, Nfld.; and Anthony, Hamilton, Ont. and sisters, Rita Rosskoph, Florida and Maude Masurack, California. Captain Tobin was a master mariner and had a distinguished career for over 50 years at sea. He first went to sea aboard a Norwegian whaler in 1927 under Captain Borgen. He then served aboard the Argyle, the Clyde and the Home (of the Reid Newfoundland Company) from 1928 to 1934. He sailed aboard the Glencoe from 1934 to 1940, earning his first mate's ticket in 1939. As a member of the Merchant Marine, he served in perilous conditions throughout the entire duration of the Second World War. He sailed on the Burgeo from 1940 to 1955, initially as first mate under Captain Gullage from 1940 to 1946 and then as mater from 1946 to 1955. Captain Tobin brought the William Carson, the first car ferry, to the Gulf and sailed her from 1955 to 1966. He then served as captain of the Leif Eriksson from 1966 to 1968 and finally as master of the Ambrose Shea from 1968 to 1974. He remained active after his retirement in 1975. He served as navigator on the St. Lawrence River piloting ships to Montreal. He sailed for six decades without an accident, including four decades as master. In recognition of his distinguished career, he received an honorary diploma from the Canadian Coast Guard College in 1983. Captain Tobin's career was profiled in Harry Bruce's "Lifeline" (1977) and in Rannie Gillis' "This is Not the Mainland" (1999). His life story was also the subject of a feature article in a recent issue of Cape Breton's Magazine. In his retirement, Captain Tobin took up gardening with a passion and played golf until the age of 85. He was also an avid walker and reader. He had a lifelong interest in the history, language and culture of Newfoundland and this was reflected in the composition of his library. Known for his kindly demeanor and gentle smile, he will be sorely missed, fondly remembered and eternally loved by his family and friends. Resting at W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, today, April 3, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, North Sydney, Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Holy Cross Cemetery fund.
VAN HOVE, Germaine Katerina
VAN HOVE, Germaine Katerina - 80, Yarmouth, died April 2, 2000, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Herentals, Belgium, she was a daughter of the late Alphonse and Josephine (Huysmans) Bert. She was a retired employee of the University of Montreal Dental Faculty. Surviving are daughter, Micheline Van Hove (Cottrell); sister, Henrietta (Bert) Taeymans, Antwerp, Belgium; grandson, David Cottrell. She was predeceased by her husband, François Philipe. Visitation will be Tuesday between 2-4 p.m., funeral service will be Wednesday at 10 a.m., both in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth, Rev. C. Thibeau officiating. Interment in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Sunset Terrace, Yarmouth.
ELFORD, John Edward
ELFORD, John Edward - 88, Bedford, formerly of Halifax, passed away April 1, 2000, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Halifax, on June 30, 1911, he was the son of the late Frederick and Beatrice (Cole) Elford. He was a survivor of The Halifax Explosion, a petty officer in the navy during the Second World War and retired from the post office after 37 years of service. He was well-known in sporting circles and was secretary of the Halifax Boxing Commission for several years. He played on and managed many softball teams, winning the Maritime title in 1940 and also played on various city hardball teams. He was a member of the Wanderers Lawn Bowling Club where he played on many championship teams. He was playing captain on the Nova Scotia team in the first Canada Summer Games, winning the silver medal. He was a long-standing member of the Fairview Legion, Branch 142. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dorothy (Grant) Elford; daughter, Sharon (Wilfred) Poirier, Bedford; son, Jack (Barb), Beaver Bank; grandchildren, Michael, Tammy, Shannon and Blake; four great-grandchildren; sister, Hazel Harding. He was predeceased by sister, Winnifred Hockley. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, followed by a memorial service in the chapel of J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Rev. Donald Boudreau officiating. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.
HAYES (Chapman), Alice Amelia
HAYES (Chapman), Alice Amelia - 77, Dartmouth, died April 2, 2000, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Mount Middleton, N.B., she was the daughter of the late Percy and Gertrude (Folkins) Chapman. She was a veteran of the Second World War, serving as a lance corporal in the Royal Canadian Army. She was a founding member of the Mic Mac Mall Ticker Troop and was an avid knitter who donated her work to many local schools. Surviving are her husband, Harold, Hillgrove, N.B.; daughters, Linda O'Brien, Lyons Brook, Pictou Co.; Judy Magarvey, Melissa Whiteland, Dartmouth; brother, Harold; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild. She was predeceased by sisters, Pauline, Marjorie; brothers, Ralph, Roger, Earl. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today, funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday, both in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth, Mrs. Dianne Hill officiating. Burial 2 p.m. Wednesday in Wesley United Church Cemetery, Berwick, N.B., Rev. Warren Vallmer officiating. No flowers by request. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society.
McCULLEY, Nettie E.
McCULLEY, Nettie E. - 85, Smith Avenue, Parrsboro, died April 1, 2000, in South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Advocate Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Orin and Gertrude (Morris) Milberry. She was a hairdresser in Parrsboro for many years. She was a member of the Rebecca Lodge and Parrsboro Baptist Willing Workers. Surviving are daughter, Doris Benjamin, Parrsboro; son, Robert, Mississauga, Ont.; sisters, Hazel Davis, Advocate Harbour; Bertha Hennigar, Kennetcook; Clara Boyd, Waterloo, Que.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, Kenneth; infant daughter, Gloria; sisters, Doris, Marguerite, Hallie, Greta, Gladys, Evelyn, Elsie; brothers, Eldridge, Robie, Garfield. Funeral 2 p.m. today in Parrsboro Baptist Church, Rev. Jeffrey White officiating. Burial in church cemetery. Donations to Parrsboro Baptist Church or any charity. Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro.
KEIRSTEAD, Ora Ferguson
KEIRSTEAD, Ora Ferguson - 70, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2000, in the Dartmouth General Hospital. Ora was born August 23, 1929 in Sussex, N.B., to Ora and Alice (Ferguson) Keirstead. After completing high school in Sussex, Ora attended Acadia University and graduated with a B.Sc. in 1951. He moved to Halifax upon accepting employment with the Government of Nova Scotia. In 1956, Ora accepted the position of Data Analyst Technician with Department of Defense Research Atlantic (DREA) and worked there until retirement in 1989. Ora loved children and was actively involved with the Canadian Boy Scouts from 1972 to 1998; they awarded him a commendation for 25 years of service. Ora was also a number of First Baptist Church. Deeply mourning Ora's loss are his wife, Jean (Miller) Keirstead; brother, Hazen Keirstead, Saint John; daughters, Evelyn Keirstead, Alice (Keirstead) Crossman and Jennifer Keirstead; grandchildren, Katelyn, Megan and Jeremy Crossman, and Andrew Crossman and Kerry Chambers. They will always remember his kindness, unselfishness and gentleness. He touched their lives in a very special way. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in First Baptist Church, 100 Ochterloney St., Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations to The Lung Association. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home.
PURSSELL, Eric Walter
PURSSELL, Eric Walter - 76, of 59 Campbell Rd., Kentville, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Lake Megantic, Que., January 8, 1924, he was a son of the late Alfred William and Mary Marguerita (Cliff) Purssell. Eric was a veteran of the Second World War, having served overseas with the Royal Canadian Engineers. He was employed for 45 years with Canadian Pacific Railway until his retirement as manager of Dominion Atlantic Railway in 1985. He was a member of the Brown Masonic Lodge 24, in Farnham, Que., a member of Scotia Masonic Lodge 28, Canning and a 32nd degree mason having received a 50-year jewel. He was past president of the Rotary Club of Kentville where he was made a Paul Harris Fellow. He was also a member of St. James Anglican Church, Kentville. Surviving are his wife, the former Norma Derick; son, Allan, Wolfville; sister, Muriel (Mrs. B. McNamara), Two Mountains, Que.; sister-in-law, Dorothy Weir, Kentville; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Florence (Mrs. George Fletcher), Gladys (Mrs. Albert Symons); brothers, Charles and Douglas. No visitation by request. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, in St. James Anglican Church, Kentville, Rev. John O. Scott officiating. Family flowers only. Burial will be in the Garden of Rest Cemetery, the Anglican Parish of St. James, Kentville. Donations in memory may be made of the charity of your choice.
CAMPBELL, Cora-Lee - 9, Southside Boularderie, died April 1, 2000, in the IWK Grace Health Centre, QEII. Born in North Sydney, she was a daughter of Reid and Lorelei (MacDonald) Campbell. Surviving are sister, Kendra; grandmothers, Norma Campbell, Sally MacDonald; many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her grandfathers, Donald Campbell, Weldon MacDonald; uncle, Kenny. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral 3 p.m. Tuesday, in St. John's United Church, Big Bras d'Or, Rev. Louis Ihasz and Rev. Don MacGuire officiating. Interment in St. James Cemetery, Big Bras d'Or. Donations to IWK Grace Health Centre, QEII, the Canadian Diabetes Association or any charity.
COMEAU, Delia Marie "Dee"
COMEAU, Delia Marie "Dee" - 82, Weymouth, died April 1, 2000 in the Fairview Villa Nursing Home, Halifax. Born December 18, 1917, in Norwood, Yarmouth Co., she was the daughter of the late John L. and Rose (Doucet) Comeau. Surviving are brother, Daniel Comeau, Digby; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Wilfred, Patrick, Alphonse, John; sister, Helen. Dee was known as a very loving and compassionate person by all those whose lives she touched. Funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday, in St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Digby, Rev. Craig Christianson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or any children's charity. Arrangements entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home.
GENTHNER, Ralph D.
GENTHNER, Ralph D. - 69, Wentworth, Cumberland Co., died Saturday, March 11, 2000, in the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Pforzheim, Germany, he was the son of the late Adolf and Ema (Froeschle) Genthner. He was a retired physiotherapist and had lived in Wentworth Centre since 1983. He was a member of the Hazeldean Five Seventeen Masonic Lodge, Ottawa. Ralph was predeceased by his second wife, Caroline in 1989. Surviving him is his first wife, Kristen Genthner (Frederiksen); daughters, Sonja Genthner and Susan Clarke and husband; one grandson; two granddaughters, all residing in Penticton, B.C. Cremation has taken place under the direction of McDiarmid's Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 5 at 7 p.m., in United Baptist Church, Wentworth, Pastor Richard Hovey officiating. Burial will be in Wentworth.
CHAPMAN, Ronald Irving
CHAPMAN, Ronald Irving - 82, River Hebert, died March 31, 2000, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Amherst he was a son of the late Harold and Jennie (Bickerton) Chapman. Inn his earlier years he was employed in the USA before returning to Canada. He was a veteran of the Second World War where he served in the Canadian Army, prior to this he served in the Militia for 10 years. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 10, Amherst, for 56 years as well as an associate member of the RCAF. He was a member of several lodges including the Masonic Lodge 86, River Hebert, of which he was a living past master, Golden Star Chapter of the Eastern Star, River Hebert; he was past noble grand of the Hobah Lodge 83, Joggins. Surviving are his wife, the former Eileen Lorette-McAloney; daughters, Shirley McKay, Dartmouth; Beverly Zlotowski, Connecticut; son, Ronald Chapman, Connecticut; stepdaughter, Pat Smith, Riverview, N.B.; stepson, Richard McAloney, Lower Sackville; brothers, Donald Chapman, Amherst; Ray Chapman, St. John, N.B.; seven grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Norman, Vincent, Kenneth, James; sister, Barbara Jean in infancy; stepdaughter, Marilyn Rockwell-Stevens. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 10, Amherst, service 7 p.m. today, Masonic Lodge service 7:30 p.m., Order of Eastern Star service 7:45 p.m., all in Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst. Funeral 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Campbell's Chapel, Rev. Danny Compton officiating. Cremation will follow with burial at a later date in Hillside Cemetery, River Hebert. Donations to River Hebert CPR Unit, River Hebert United Church or any charity.
YORKE, Gordon William
YORKE, Gordon William - 64, Elmwood St., Westville, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at his home. Born in Westville, he was a son of the late Charles and Hilda (Harris) Yorke. Gordon was actively involved with the Westville Salvation Army. He was employed with Maritime Beverages for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife, the former Phyllis Power; daughters, Helen Cornett and Susan, both of Westville; sons, John (Ethel), Foxbrook; Charles (Indira), Stellarton; Robert and Joey, both at home; grandchildren, Matthew, Jennifer, Carol, Brandy and Brandon. He is also survived by brother, James (Elaine), New Glasgow; brother-in-law, William Power, Westville; sisters-in-law, Ann Marshall, Westville; and Lillian Acker, Stellarton. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 1-3, 7-9 p.m., in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. His funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, in the Westville Salvation Army Citadel, Major Carson Durdle officiating. Burial will be in the Auburn Cemetery, Westville.
LANDRY, Angela Dawn
LANDRY, Angela Dawn - 24, Fenwick, died April 1, 2000, as the result of an automobile accident. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of John and Jeanne (Gilbert) Landry, Fenwick. Following her graduation from Amherst Regional High School, she completed their business course. She had been an employee of Bi-Way in Amherst for the past couple of years. She had a love for arts and crafts and over the past number of years, completed many drawings and paintings. She loved animals, especially cats. Surviving are brothers, Tim, Rob, at home; Matt, MacDonald Road; paternal grandmother, Marjorie Landry, Amherst; maternal grandmother, Ruth Gilbert, Athol; several aunts and uncles; a nephew. She was predeceased by paternal grandfather, Edgar Landry; maternal grandfather, Lawson Gilbert. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today in Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst. Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday in Cumberland Memorial Chapel, Amherst, Rev. Elizabeth Davies officiating. Burial to follow in Athol Cemetery. Donations to any charity.
FRASER, Kathleen MacKay
FRASER, Kathleen MacKay - 90, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 1, 2000, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. A lifelong resident of Green Hill, Pictou Co., she was born in Pleasant Valley, the only child of the late William A. and Edith (Henderson) MacKay. A graduate of the Provincial Normal College, Truro, she taught school in several locations in Pictou County. She was a member of Green Hill-Alma United Church. Lovingly remembered by her son, Ian (Carol), Truro; daughter, Marjorie (Gordon) Wood, Peterborough, Ont. She was the loving grandmother of granddaughter, Beth Wood, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; grandsons, Ron Fraser, Montreal; Mark (Fiona Byrne) Fraser, Napean, Ont.; and Michael (Sylvie St. Louis) Wood, Ottawa. She is survived by great-grandchildren, Emily and Naomi Fraser, Sebastien and Justin Wood. One brother-in-law survived her, Rev. J. Allison Fraser, Halifax. Her husband, William Alexander, with whom she shared the best 51 years of her life, predeceased her in 1983. Visitation will be held today, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, where her funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Rev. Jeannie Stright officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Valley. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation of Canada, Green Hill-Alma United Church or Salem Presbyterian Church.