QUINN, John Hendrie
QUINN, John Hendrie - 76, Mountain View Road, Kentville, died October 28, 1998, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Carlisle, England, on March 12, 1922, he was a son of the late John James and Jane Agnes (Hendrie) Quinn. He went to sea in 1938 with Manchester Liners as a galley boy and joined the Royal Navy at the beginning of the Second World War. In 1948, he immigrated to Canada followed by his wife and two eldest children. The sea lured him back in 1949 when he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy, where he spent the next 19 years, retiring as chief petty officer. He had served on the HMCS Magnificent, Bonaventure and Granby and had been based at Cornwallis, Stadacona and Albro Lake. Upon retirement he, with his wife and youngest son, travelled to New Zealand for a year, Vancouver for another year, before returning to Halifax, where he worked at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. After retiring at age 60, he and his wife lived in England for 18 months and finally returned again to Nova Scotia, where they settled in Kentville, working in the Waterville Hospital Wood Shop. He retired after three years at age 69 for the third and final time. He was a past member of the Dukes of Kent, Canadian Naval Divers Association, the Reform Party and the Wings of Wellington. He will be sadly missed by his wife and family. He is survived by his wife, the former Joan Hitchin; daughter, Bernadette (Mrs. Thomas Cowl), New Minas; sons, Graham and wife Shannon, Coldbrook; Bruce, Kentville; brother, Robert, New Zealand; seven grandchildren; a great-grand-child. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, October 30, in W.C. Hiltz Funeral Home chapel, Kentville. Donations in memory may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or The Lung Association.
MOSHER, Aubrey Joseph
MOSHER, Aubrey Joseph - 67, Lunenburg, died Monday, October 26, 1998, in Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care, Lunenburg. Born on Little Tancook Island, he was a son of the late Jessen and Melita (Tanner) Mosher. He was a fisherman out of the port of Lunenburg for most of his life. Surviving are daughters, Laurie (Mrs. Russel Veinotte), Guelph, Ont.; Mary Ann Mosher and spouse Stedman Frank, Bridgewater; sons, Elliot and wife Joanne, Lunenburg; Jeff and wife Marsha, Boutiliers Point; Mike and wife Pat, Upper Tantallon; sisters, Rose (Mrs. Rockwell Weaver), Blue Rocks; Myrtle Mosher, St. Catharines, Ont.; brothers, Paul, Deans Corner; Cecil, Blandford; eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Wilbert and Basil. Visitation will be on Friday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, Lunenburg. Graveside committal service immediately following visitation at Upper Blue Rocks Cemetery, Blue Rocks, Archdeacon Reginald MacDonald officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
WARR, Norman Joseph
WARR, Norman Joseph - 84, North Sydney, died October 27, 1998, in Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in Twillingate, Nfld., he was a son of the late Marshall and Louise (Dolly) (Ludlow) Warr. He worked as a carpenter throughout his life until retirement. He was a member of Sydney Pentecostal Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Jessie Hawkins; sons, Pastor Sterling, Leamington, Nfld.; Norman, Mount Pearl, Nfld.; Ronald, Toronto; daughters, Eileen (Mrs. Scott Jewers), Grand Falls, Nfld.; Adollis (Mrs. Walter MacDougall), Lower Sackville; Barbra (Mrs. Lloyd Meunier), Dartmouth; Karen (Mrs. Rod Wilkins), Oshawa; Joan (Mrs. Brian Snow), Sydney; Fay, Toronto; stepsons, David Hawkins, Amherst; Paul Hawkins, North Sydney; brothers, Gordon, Newfoundland; Reginald, Ontario; 21 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Bertha Saunders; son, Austin; daughter, Yvonne Jones; brother, George; sisters, Minnie, Hilda. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday in Sydney Pentecostal Church, Pastor Terry Carew officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
TAYLOR, Mary Anita
TAYLOR, Mary Anita - 83, St. Peter's, Richmond Co., formerly of Louisdale, died October 27, 1998, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in Louisdale, she was a daughter of the late Felix and Melinda (Landry) Sampson. Surviving are son, Gerald, Delta, B.C.; sisters, Caroline Sampson, River Bourgeois; Virginia Richardson, Connecticut, Mass.; brothers, Johnny, British Columbia; Ernest, Helaire, Louisdale; two grandchildren; a great-grandson. She was predeceased by her husband, William Albert; brothers, Arthur, Joseph, Felix, Helaire; sisters, Elizabeth, Beatrice, Jane. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, 11:30- 1:30 p.m. Friday in Glen Sampson Memorial Room, Louisdale. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday in St. Louis Roman Catholic Church, Louisdale, Rev. Charlie Cameron officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Donations to St. Louis Parish Rosary Park fund or any charity. Arrangements entrusted to C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat.
OSMOND, Gerald O. (Gerry)
OSMOND, Gerald O. (Gerry) - Lumsden Road, Riverview, N.B., died October 27, 1998, in Moncton Hospital. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Aubrey and Beatrice (Hawkins) Osmond. He was a member of Central United Church, Moncton. He was a longtime member of the church choir and he served on various boards and committees in the church. He was a member of the quartet, "Major Chords," which won many awards across Canada. He was also a former member of the Knights of Pythias. He worked at Ford Motors Co. for 40 years and retired from sales with Taylor Ford, Moncton. He was a member of the Society of Professional Sales Managers. He was awarded top sales and customer satisfaction, top 100 sales in Canada, top 100 sales in trucks in Canada and was awarded #1 in Canada in customer satisfaction. Surviving are his wife, the former Venetta Mont; daughter, Stacey Osmond, Riverview; son, Timothy (Tim), Miramichi, N.B.; two grandsons; brothers, Reginald, Springhill; Donald, Parrsboro; sister, Marjorie Tabor, Chester; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Harold, Leonard, Edward; sisters, Dorothy, Jessie. No visitation by request. Funeral 3 p.m. today in Central United Church, Moncton, Rev. Sandy MacLean and Rev. George Barrett officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill. No flowers by request. Donations to any charity. Arrangements entrusted to Tuttle Bros. Funeral Home.
LAWLESS, Albert William
LAWLESS, Albert William - 74, Hammonds Plains, died October 25, 1998, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late William and Zola Lawless. He joined the Royal Canadian Army in 1943 serving overseas until 1946. He was a member of the Halifax Police Force from 1946-51. He then joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1951, retiring in 1972 in Winnipeg. He served throughout Canada and Europe as part of the NATO forces. He worked as a locksmith at DND in CFB Winnipeg until 1984. He returned to Halifax and served with the Corps of Commissionaires, as a locksmith with the QEII Health Sciences Centre until his death. He was a member of various locksmith organizations and the last surviving member of his immediate family. Surviving are son, Ken and wife Dianne, Calgary; granddaughter, Kerri, Ontario; grandson, Sean, Edmonton; great-grandson, McKenzie. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Sylvia Mary Dore. Funeral 10 a.m. today in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church. Burial in Oakridge Memorial Gardens. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, Lower Sackville.
O'NEILL, Vincent L.
O'NEILL, Vincent L. - 71, Truro, died October 27, 1998, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Charles and Hazel (Brunt) O'Neill. He was retired from the Town of Truro with 36 years of service. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Truro, and Truro Local Union 734. He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret MacKinnon, Sydney Mines; daughters, Arthena and companion David Woodworth, Brookfield; Shelley and husband Paul Cain, Brentwood; sons, Charles and wife Cynthia, Truro Heights; Robert and wife Kelly, Upper Stewiacke; Brian and companion Rose Carter, Truro; stepson, Francis; brothers, Carl, Ontario; George, Canning; Reg, British Columbia; sister, Lillian (Mrs. Charles Cushing), Caledonia; half-sister, Norma; several grandchildren. He was predeceased by sons, Gary in infancy, Shawn; brother, Russell; sister, Helen. Visitation will be held today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Funeral service on Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Rev. Vernon Driscoll officiating. Burial in Robie Street Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, palliative care unit of Colchester Regional Hospital or a charity of choice.
MILLEN, Ivan - 82, Westville, passed away peacefully October 27, 1998, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, he was a son of the late Frank and Jeannetta (Smith) Millen. He was devoted to his family. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Cecelia Lamey, Westville; daughter, Karen (Mrs. David Hicks), Halifax; sons, Ivan (wife Janice), Hazel Glen; Clinton (wife Linda), Westville; Paul (wife Susan), Toronto; 10 grandchildren; three great-grand-children; sister, Anne, Riverton. He was predeceased by brothers, John and Frank Alvin; sisters, Violet Rundle, Hazel Clarke. He served in Britain, Sicily and Italy during the Second World War with the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and a 60-year member of the Oddfellows Lodge. He worked at Trenton Steel Works and as a salesman. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, from where visitation will be today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held in St. Paul's United Church Friday at 2 p.m. Donations may be made to the VON, Heart and Stroke Foundation or charities of your choice. Family flowers only.
ANTHONY, John Lester
ANTHONY, John Lester - 91, Fairview Villa, formerly of Hammonds Plains, died October 26, 1998, in the villa. Born in Riverside Corner, Hants Co., he was a son of the late Terrence and Hettie Anthony. Before retiring he worked for the Halifax Bus Lines, Roy Judge Trucking and Casavechia Trucking. Surviving are his second wife, Dorothy, Hammonds Plains; daughters Carol (Toni) (Mrs. Victor Squires), Kingston, Kings Co.; Noreen (Mrs. Ronald Ellis), Upper Stewiacke; son, Reg (Muir) (Iris), Winnipeg; stepchildren, Dorothy (Mrs. Owen Lynch), James (Debbie) and Kenneth (Maxine) Haverstock, Hammonds Plains; grandchildren, Randy and Beth Ellis, Tammy Squires, Kelly Carver, Craig and Sommer Anthony; several step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Inez Gorman, Gormanville. He was predeceased by his first wife, Muriel; an infant son; brothers, Lloyd, Delmar, Rupert; sisters, Erma Thomas, Maggie Singer. Cremation under the direction of the Oakridge Memory Gardens, Halifax. Graveside service 2 p.m. Sunday in West Gore, followed by a celebration of his life in West Gore Fire Hall. Memorials may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to a charity of your choice.
BOUTILIER, Ray Hector
BOUTILIER, Ray Hector - 84, Armview Estates, Halifax, formerly of Tantallon, died October 28, 1998, in the home. Born in Tantallon, he was a son of the late James Dell and Gladys (Smith) Boutilier. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Nova Scotia Power Corp. Surviving are sisters, Avis (Mrs. Frank Foster), Picton, Ont.; Elsie (Mrs. Roy Sadler), Moncton; Cora (Mrs. George Nash), Tantallon; Audrey (Mrs. Walter Pilon), Hubley; brothers, Bruce, Eric, Innes, Tantallon; Morley, Timberlea. He was predeceased by sister, Maxine; brothers, James, Douglas. Vistiation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, Seabright. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday in St. Margaret's Anglican Church, Tantallon, Rev. Mark Marshall officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to any charity.
MacKEIGAN, Murray James Alexander
MacKEIGAN, Murray James Alexander - 82, Big Ridge, Marion Bridge, died October 26, 1998, at home. Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Lauchlie and Jessie Ann (MacDonald) Mac-Keigan. He retired from the maintenance department of Sydney School Board. He was a member of St. Columba Presbyterian Church, Marion Bridge. He was a veteran of the Second World War, having served with the Royal Canadian Engineers. Surviving are his companion, Dolena Shaw; brother, Willie, Big Ridge. He was predeceased by sisters, Margaret, Sarah, Ann; brothers, Malcolm, Neil, John, Donald (Dan). No visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. Burial in Riverview Cemetery, Marion Bridge. Memorial service at a later date.
WRIGHT, Margaret (Anita)
WRIGHT, Margaret (Anita) - 73, Annapolis Royal, died October 26, 1998, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Neath, South Wales, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Hannah Mary (Williams) James. She did volunteer work for the Royal Canadian Legion for many years and was a Cub leader for 15 years, both in London, Ont. Surviving are sons, Christopher, London, Ont; Michael James, Kent, England; sister, Davina Percy, Granville Ferry; a granddaughter. She was predeceased by her husband, James. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Robert L. Hall Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal. Memorial service in London, Ont. Spring memorial service in Annapolis Royal. Donations to Annapolis Community Health Centre.