D'AUBIN, Barry Stanley
D'AUBIN, Barry Stanley - 56, 7 West St., Kentville, died December 17, 1998. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Harold (Hal) and Madeline (Mack) D'Aubin. He graduated from Kings County Academy, Kentville, had owned and operated Dobby's Sweets, Kentville and was employed with Moirs Chocolates Ltd., Halifax. He was later employed in sales with G.R. Saunders Ltd. (The Tartan Gift Shop), New Minas for 25 years. He was a 32 year veteran of the Kentville Volunteer Fire Department and had served as Deputy Chief for a number of years during which he received many fire services awards. Barry was an avid golfer and a member of the Seniors Tour. Surviving are Maureen (Sanford) Sparks; daughters, Andrea D'Aubin, Natalee D'Aubin, Kentville; Ryan Sparks, at home; Trevor Sparks, Alberta. Visitation 2-4 p.m. today, funeral 2 p.m. Sunday, both in the W.C. Hiltz Funeral Parlour, Kentville, Rev. Dr. Freeman Fenerty and Rev. John Scott officiating. Burial in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill. In lieu of flowers, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
PARUCH, Joseph Jacob (Buddy)
PARUCH, Joseph Jacob (Buddy) - 68, 424 Birch Hill Dr., Sydney, died December 18, 1998, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Whitney Pier, he was a son of the late Michael and Frances (Adamus) Paruch. He was a member of St. Mary's Polish Church, Whitney Pier. In his youth, he was employed by M.R. Chappell, having left for Ontario and secured employment with International Nickel Co. in Sudbury. After returning to Cape Breton, he was employed over the years with several local building supply companies and with General Instruments until its closure. In the later years, he was employed as office manager with Eastern Transport Co., until his retirement in 1982. In 1987, he briefly came out of retirement to become owner and operator of Prince Street Dairy until its sale in 1989. He was well known for his love of many sports but is best remembered for his exceptional skill as a baseball catcher, having tried out for the Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals. He was also a playing coach for the Steel City Kings, and his own knowledge and skill in baseball was passed on to the Mira Road Rangers Little League team for many years. His hobbies included coaching T-ball, reading and conversation, both on "Talk Back" and off. He was an associate member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 12, and a member of the Elks Club. Surviving are his wife, the former Caroline Gromick; daughters, Joan (Mrs. David Fudge), Falmouth; Laurie (Mrs. Mark Madinsky), Coxheath; two grandsons; two granddaughters; sisters, Mrs. Agnes Mikulus, Sydney; Frances (Mrs. Geno Mei), Sudbury, Ont.; Teresa (Mrs. Arnold MacQueen), Sydney; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Charlotte, Mary (Pearl), Josephine, Sophie; brothers, John, Frank, Michael. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Sydney. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday in St. Mary's Church, Rev. Ted Rusnak officiating. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Family flowers only. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or any charity.
LUTZ, Barbara Louise
LUTZ, Barbara Louise - 50, Greenwood, Kings Co., died December 17, 1998, at home. Born in Greenwood Square, she was a daughter of the late Earland and Esther (Joudrey) Lutz. She had worked at various jobs and had been most recently employed with Avon Foods Ltd., Berwick. She was a member of Greenwood Square Baptist Church. Surviving are her companion, Ronald Atwood; brothers, Lewis, Scarborough, Ont.; Stanley, Mississauga, Ont.; Emerson, Phillip, Brampton, Ont.; Russell, Rowan, Ont.; George, Waterville, Kings Co.; sisters, Ina Olsen, Greenwood Square; Lena (Mrs. Harold Rafuse), Waterville; Shirley Lutz, Greenwood; Hilda Keeney, Burlington, Ont.; Ruth (Mrs. Fred Kay), Comox, B.C.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother, Gordon; sisters, Lillian May, Elizabeth Ann Lutz. Cremation has taken place under the direction of H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Berwick. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, December 21, in Greenwood Square Union Meeting Place, Rev. Howard Crooks officiating. A reception will follow. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Greenwood Square Church.
BEACH - In loving memory of my husband, Harry G., who passed away Dec. 19, 1996.
Alone, but never quite alone, I face your empty chair,
And sometimes in my lonely hours, I imagine you're still there.
It's lonely here without you, Harry, I miss you more each day,
As life is not the same for me Since you were called away.
It's sad to live my life alone, From the day I had to start,
For when God came and took your hand, My whole world fell apart.
When days are dark, and nights are long, And I feel there is no hope,
I think of you, and things you've said, And I find a way to cope.
The special years cannot return, When we were here together,
But with the love that's in my heart, You'll be with me forever.
Forever loved and sadly missed by wife Leona.
POIRIER, RACHAL - December 19, 1992
You were the wind beneath our wings, And brought such joy to our lives,
You'll be forever in our hearts and souls. Miss you and love you always, your family
ANDERSON - In loving memory of wife, mother, grandmother and Great-grandmother, Alice, who passed away suddenly on December 20, 1995
The month of December comes with deep regret,
It brings back memories we will never forget,
No farewells were spoken, No time to say good-bye,
You were gone before we knew it, And only God knows why.
It broke our hearts to loose you, But you did not go alone,
Part of us went with you, The day God called you Home.
Always remembered and sadly missed, by husband Frank and Family
GILLIS, Daniel Peter
GILLIS, Daniel Peter - 78, Port Hood, Inverness Co., died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on December 20, 1998, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital. Born in Halifax, he was a son of Philomena (Moran) Gillis and the late Duncan Gillis. He spent most of his early life in Glencoe, Cape Breton Co. He lived in Antigonish for 24 years, where he worked as stores keeper with Nova Scotia Power Corporation. He took a very active role in community affairs and was an ardent supporter of Scottish culture. He served as president and chief of the Clans of the Antigonish Highland Society and was awarded an honorary life membership in the society. For many years, he served as chairman of the Antigonish Highland Games. A veteran of the Second World War, he served four years overseas as a piper with the Cape Breton Highlanders. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and served as president of Arras Branch 59, Antigonish. He was awarded the Legion's Meritorious Service Medal. He retired in 1980 and took up residence in his beloved Port Hood, where he continued to be active in the community. He enjoyed participating in the Chestico Historical Society. A devout Catholic, he served on St. Ninian's Parish Council, Antigonish, was past president of St. Peter's Parish Council, Port Hood, and was a member of the board of directors of the Antigonish Diocesan Society for several terms. He was a member of the Secular Order of St. Augustine and a fourth degree member of Knights of Columbus. A friend to all, especially the sick, he lived an exemplary Christian life. Surviving are sons, Danny, Toronto; Gerry and Gordie, Antigonish; Charlie, Minnesota; daughters, Phyllis (Mrs. Peter MacPhail), River Denys; Mary (Mrs. Marc Beaver), Antigonish; Patricia (Tish) (Mrs. Allan MacInnis), Port Hood; Sharon (Shanny) (Mrs. Dave Muise), Halifax; brothers, Richard, Port Hood; Pat, Toronto; sisters, Mary (Mrs. John Conlon), Florida; Margie (Mrs. Angus MacDonnell), Port Hood; 18 grandchildren. He was predeceasd by his wife, the former Annie Laurie (Daisy) Beaton; brother, Joseph. Visitation will be in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish, today from 6-9 p.m. The remains will be transferred to Port Hood Community Funeral Home where they will rest on Tuesday from 1-4, 6-9 p.m., and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of funeral at 11 a.m. in St. Peter's Church, Port Hood, Rev. Paul Murphy officiating. Burial in parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, St. Augustine's Monastery or St. Peter's Parish Cemetery fund, Port Hood. Funeral arrangements entrusted to C.L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish.
ANDERSON, Stewart Porter
ANDERSON, Stewart Porter - 85, 32 Palmerston St., Pictou, died December 20, 1998, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. He was a son of the late George Henry and Mary J. (Griffin) Anderson. He was a resident of Pictou all his life, and a member of St. James Anglican Church, Pictou. As a young man, he was an employee of Pictou Sheriff, William Harris. Later in life, he worked for Mr. Cooper Wisener at the Capital Theatre, Pictou, at Maritime Steel, New Glasgow, and as an acetylene burner at Ferguson Industries for over 40 years. He also enjoyed antique automobiles and the people in the community. Surviving are daughters, Barbara (Mrs. Edward Noel); Betty (Mrs. Richard Rae), Pictou; sisters, Mary (Mrs. Kenneth Gillis), Schenectady, N.Y.; Olive (Mrs. Peter Cheverie), Pictou; brother, John Duncan, Pictou; four grandchildren, two great-grand- children; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Doris Brewer; brother, George Isaac in infancy, Charles Russell. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. James Anglican Church, Rev. Dale Cuffe officiating. Burial in Seaview Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to The Lung Association, Canadian Cancer Society or any charity.
SWINIMER, Rupert Donald
SWINIMER, Rupert Donald - 78, Halifax, died December 19, 1998, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Charles (Stroud) Swinimer. He was a veteran of the Second World War, SD and G Regiment. He was employed with DND until his retirement in 1979. Surviving are daughters, Linda Little, Lower Sackville; Donna Sankey, London, Ont.; son, Rubert, Herring Cove; sister, Mary Rose; brothers, David, Halifax; George, Centre Burlington, Hants Co.; Harold, Brooklyn, Hants Co.; six grandchildren; eight great-grand-children He was predeceased by his wife, Gladys Jean (Black) Swinimer; daughters, Bonnie, Brenda; brothers, Charles, Kenneth, Louis. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, funeral 7 p.m. Tuesday, both in Snow's Funeral Home, Windsor Street, Rev. Gary Myatt officiating. Burial at a later date in Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to IWK Grace Foundation.
MacINTOSH, F. Clyde
MacINTOSH, F. Clyde - 88, 115 Nassau St., Charlottetown, died December 19, 1998, in Beach Grove Home. Born in Stellarton, he was the eldest son of the late Katherine and Howard MacIntosh. He was dealer relations manager for General Motors Acceptance Co-operation for the Maritime provinces. Previously he was manager in Saint John for the province of New Brunswick. His service to the company spanned 32 years. He was a member of Masonic Order, Caledonia Lodge 11 for over 65 years. Surviving are his wife, Myrna (Prowse); daughter, Sharon (Mrs. Bernie Hanlon); stepdaughter, Gail (Mrs. Bennett Jenkins); stepson, Dr. Ernie Prowse; eight grandchildren; brother, Ingles; sisters, Freda MacNabb, Elva Halliday. He was predeceased by his first wife, Helen Bishop; brother, Cecil; sister, Muriel MacIntosh. Funeral 11 a.m. today in MacLean Funeral Home chapel. Burial 3 p.m. Tuesday in Willowbank Cemetery, Wolfville. Donations to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital or Spring Park United Church.
MacDONALD, Catherine Anna
MacDONALD, Catherine Anna - 86, 12 University Ave., Tanglewood Subdivision, Sydney, formerly of McLean Street, Glace Bay, died December 19, 1998, in Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Catalone, she was a daughter of the late Malcolm and Catherine (MacDonald) Robertson. In her younger days she was employed at Eaton's Store, Glace Bay. She was an adherent of Knox United Church, Glace Bay. She was an active member of Knox UCW and Jubilee Rebekah Lodge. Surviving are sons, Winston, Dartmouth; Donnie, Marion Bridge; daughter, Cheryl (Mrs. Paul O'Neil), with whom she resided; brother, John Robertson, Sydney; sisters, Annie Morgan, Glace Bay; Chris Mason, Marion Bridge; Rudy Hodder, Sydney; Mary Robertson, Sydney; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, Angie; brothers, Roddie, Charlie, Dannie; sister, Katie. Funeral 2 p.m. today in Knox United Church, Glace Bay, Rev. David MacLean and Rev. Karen Ralph officiating. Burial in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney Highway.