FIFE, Vera Bernice
FIFE, Vera Bernice - 76, Tatamagouche, passed away peacefully July 6, 1999, in Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche. Born in French River, Colchester Co., July 27, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Primrose (Tattrie) Patriquin. Before retiring, Vera worked at several nursing homes as a certified nursing assistant and was a devoted mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed gardening, playing cards, dancing, community events and helping those she loved. She was also an active member of the Hills of Annand Society. She is survived by daughters, Cheryl MacKay (Jack), Shortts Lake; Sharon McIntyre (Robert), Halifax; Donna Colburn (Alan), Amherst; sister, Jean Roberts, Tatamagouche; grandchildren, Steven and David Heron, Tracie McIntyre, Denise, Adam and Allison Colburn; great-grandchildren, Brandon and Kyle Heron; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Tom and sister Margaret Tattrie. Visitation will be today 6:30-9p.m. in Coulter's Funeral Home, Tatamagouche. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Sharon United Church, Tatamagouche, Rev. Bonnie Kelly officiating. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the North Shore Health Services Foundation.
SAMSON, William Frederick
SAMSON, William Frederick - 83, died January 3, 2000, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Little Anse, he was the son of the late Joseph Frederick and Josephine (Boudreau) Samson. Surviving are his wife, Edith; son, Leon, at home; daughters, Christine, Anne, Little Anse; sisters, Bernadette, Dorothy, Little Anse; Delima, Petit de Grat; Lorraine, Arichat; Betty, Dartmouth; brothers, George, Lawrence, Rudolphe, Little Anse; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by twin brothers, Henry, Oswald; sister, Elma. Remains resting in his residence in Little Anse, until time of funeral. Funeral 3:30 p.m. Thursday, in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Petit de Grat, Rev. Stephane Bouchet officiating. Burial to follow in Star of the Sea Cemetery, Petit de Grat. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to I.M.L. Funeral Services.
MORASH, Flora E. Jacqueline
MORASH, Flora E. Jacqueline - 82, Blue Rocks, died January 4, 2000, in Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care, Lunenburg. Born in Stonehurst, Lunenburg Co., she was a daughter of the late Seymour and Susan (Selig) Tanner. She was Past Noble Grand of the Alexandra Rebekah Lodge No. 22 and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 23, Lunenburg. She is survived by a daughter, Jane (Mrs. David Sawler), Lower Branch; grandchildren, Denise Schnare and Diane Hebb; great-grandchildren, Brendan and Brittany Hebb. She was predeceased by her first husband, Victor Crouse; her second husband, Dana Morash; brother, Loraine; an infant sister. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11212 No. 3 Highway, Lunenburg. Graveside and committal service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg, Rev. Grace Caines-Corkum officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Harbour View Haven for Special Care, Lunenburg, the Canadian Cancer Society or any charity.
LIBBUS, Violet M. "Babe"
LIBBUS, Violet M. "Babe" - 87, Cove Guest Home, formerly of Terrace St., died January 4, 2000, in the home. Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Herbert W. and Mary Jane (Lewis) Watkins, Sydney. She was a member of St. Theresa's Parish, Sydney. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are daughters, Louise Matheson, Sydney; Esther Tomko, Sydney; Karen Boozan, Sydney; sons, Joseph C. Libbus, Sydney; Charles H. Libbus, River Bourgeois; Rodney C. Watkins, Mira; 23 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles J. Libbus in 1973; two sons in infancy; brothers, Lewis, Alfred; sister, Jean. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral 11 a.m. Friday, in St. Theresa's Church, Rev. Angus MacDougall officiating. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations to any charity.
DAWSON, Alfred - 77, Bridget Avenue, Halifax, passed away January 4, 2000, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Yorkshire, England, he was a son of the late Alfred and Elizabeth (Forrest) Dawson. He was a member of the Anglican Church and served in the Royal Air Force in Britain during the Second World War. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 152. Previous to his retirement he had been employed with public works commission. Surviving are sons, Wayne, Harrietsfield; John (Jackie) and Kenneth, all of Halifax; Gerald, Lower Sackville; daughters, Carol (Seldon) Publicover, Fairview; Debbie, and Rhonda, Halifax; brother, Kenneth, Yorkshire, England; sisters, Kathleen Hardy and Ida Swan, both of Yorkshire, England; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Moyra Jollymore; son, James; daughter, Kathleen; brothers, Norman, George, Leonard, Arthur and Harry. Visitation will be held from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today and Thursday, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 152 will conduct a service Thursday evening at 7 p.m., funeral service at 2 p.m. Friday, all in J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax. Cremation to follow, with private burial Monday at 2 p.m., in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
BOUCHARD, Gwendolyn Catherine
BOUCHARD, Gwendolyn Catherine - Peacefully in Ottawa on Saturday, January 1, 2000, Gwendolyn Catherine (Westall) Miller, Driscoll. Born on December 20, 1917, formerly of Halifax. Daughter of the late Eileen Crawford and Ernest George Westall. Beloved wife of the late Charles V. Bouchard. Loving mother of Ernest "Tony" A. Westall (Diane), Orleans, Ont.; dear grandmother of Kimberly (Kevin), North York, Ont.; Richard, Orleans and Lisa, Ottawa; dear sister of Agatha (George), Pictou; Joyce (Len), Halifax; Noel (Ruth), Halifax; Adrian, Toronto, Ont. She was predeceased by Mary, Toby, Zulekia and Terry. Survived by several nieces and nephews. A celebration of Gwendolyn's life will be held in St. Joseph's Church, Halifax, at a later date. Cremation in Ottawa. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Sackville, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society will be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Modest Funeral Alternative. Gone But Not Forgotten.
SHIERS, Dorothy Mabel "Dot"
SHIERS, Dorothy Mabel "Dot" - 65, 83 Tonge Hill, Hants Co., passed away on Monday, January 3, 2000, surrounded by her family, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born on December 8, 1934, in Three Mile Plains, Hants Co., she was a daughter of the late Allen and Ruby (Shanks) Galley. Dorothy was formerly employed with Stedman's Store and with the T. Eaton Company, Windsor and more recently with the Bank of Nova Scotia in Windsor, for many years. She enjoyed playing cards and horse shoes. Dorothy was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, she will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Dorothy is survived by her husband of 48 years, Murray Owen "Mike" Shiers; daughters, Margaret Shiers (Blaine Hart), St. Croix; sons, R.C.M.P. Corporal Dan (Kelli Greening), Halifax (presently stationed in Kosovo); Terry (Trena), Three Mile Plains; Greg (Brenda), Three Mile Plains; grandchildren, Shawna Shiers, Krista Shiers, Amy Shiers, Charmaine Shiers, John Shiers, Michael Shiers; great-grandchildren, Brook Shiers, Austin Woodward; sisters, Edna (Mrs. Timothy Thorpe), Greenhill, Hants Co.; Kay (Mrs. Clarence Davis), Three Mile Plains; Connie (Mrs. Roland Lowthers), Three Mile Plains; brothers, Alex Galley, Haliburton Place, Windsor; Bert Galley, Windsor; Guy Galley, Three Mile Plains; several nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by her daughter, Krista Lynn Shiers; son, John Michael Shiers; brothers, Clarence Galley, Roy Galley. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A private family memorial service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, January 6, 2000, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home Chapel, 194 King Street, Rev. Fred Ryhmes officiating. Burial to follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Kidney Foundation or to VG Hospital Dialysis Unit, Bethune Building, Room 4, 1278 Tower Road, Halifax, N.S., B3H 2Y9.
COVEY - In loving memory of a dear wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, Virginia Covey, who passed away January 5, 1993.
Sadly missed but never forgotten by Rufus and family
PARKER, Mary Audrey
PARKER, Mary Audrey - 73, Grand View Manor, Berwick, formerly of Billtown, Kings Co., died April 10, 2000, in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Hall's Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Delancy and Charlotte (Carson) Huntley. She had taught school in West Hall's Harbour prior to her marriage. She was a member of the Billtown United Baptist Church where she had been a teacher and Sunday School Superintendent. She was also a member of the Jean Rushton Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived be her husband, Malcolm, currently of Grand View Manor; daughters, Patricia and husband George Mutch, Kentville; Rosemary and husband Laurie Alders, Lakeville, Kings Co.; son, Michael and wife Sandra, Northville, Kings Co.; sisters, Joyce Deal and Gertrude Sim, Kentville; Fern Bishop, Long Beach Road; Linda Kennickell, Habitant; Sheila Faulkner, Calgary; Sharon Buchanan, Greenwich; Connie Burton, New Minas; brothers, Carlton and Phillip, Greenwich; Donald, Toronto; grandsons, Jeremy and Geoff Parker; granddaughters, Jamie Parker-Langille, Janice Parker; Jennifer and Lyndsey Alders; Gillian Williams; great-grandchild, Evan Langille. She was predeceased by sisters, Minnie and Sarah; brother, Fletcher. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, in W.C. Hiltz Funeral Parlour, Kentville. Funeral service 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in Billtown United Baptist Church, Licentiate Lawson Aulenbach officiating. Burial in Lakeview Cemetery, Lakeville. Donations in memory may be made to the Billtown United Baptist Church, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or any charity.
MacAULAY, David - 87, Sackville, occurred in the Sackville Memorial Hospital on Monday, April 10, 2000. Born in Port Morien, he was a son of the late Daniel and Elizabeth (McArel) MacAulay. David was a member of the Canadian Army from 1940-1961, serving with the Royal Canadian Intelligence Corps in the United Kingdom, Sicily, Italy and the European theatre for which he was awarded a Canadian Forces Decoration. Following his time with the army he completed a Bachelor of Social Work at the University of British Columbia and returned to Mount Allison as Dean of Men; he then joined the Canadian Penitentiary Service in Dorchester as a Classification Officer retiring in 1976. Throughout his life David has been a strong participant within his community serving on the board of directors of the CBC, and of the NB/PEI Division of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires. He spent 15 years on the executive of the Royal Canadian Legion and 3 years as president of the Sackville Pre-School Association. He has also served with the Canadian Boy Scouts Association, the Sackville Branch of the VON, Sackville Minor Football and Basketball Association and the Sackville Rotary Club. He has been a long-time member and supporter of the Sackville United Church. David was a member of the Class of '34 at Mount Allison University and has held a close association with the university since then. He was one of the first recipients of the Charles Frederick Allison Award and in 1995 in tribute of his participation with the University and being a leading supporter and fan of its athletics the Mount Allison Varsity Field was named after David MacAulay. David enjoyed greatly the many close friendships he had established throughout his life. He will be sadly missed by his wife, the former Jean MacBain, Sackville; sons, Jim (Deborah), Vancouver, B.C.; Dan, Sackville; grandsons, Wade and Callum, Vancouver; nephews, David, Donald, Kenneth, Lorne, Gordon and Wilfred Gillis. He was predeceased by sisters, Margaret and Katherine and two infant siblings. The family will be receiving friends in the Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge St., Sackville, N.B. on Friday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. The memorial service will be held in the Sackville United Church at 2 p.m., Rev. Lorna MacQueen and Rev. Dr. Jamie Gripton officiating. The Sackville branch of the Royal Canadian Legion will be holding a memorial service in the funeral home on Friday at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations be made to the Sackville United Church Memorial Fund or the David MacAulay Bursary Fund (through Mount Allison University) or the charity of the donor's choice.
GRANT, James Arthur
GRANT, James Arthur - Passed away April 9, 2000. Born October 22, 1891 in Central Caribou, Pictou Co. He was a son of the late Daniel and Eleanor Grant. He owned and operated a dairy business in his early years, then enlisted in the Armed Forces in 1941 and served overseas until 1944. Following his years in the armed forces, he joined the Corps of Commissionaires where he remained until his retirement at age 90. He was ordained to the office of Elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and he attended until he was no longer able. He has resided with and has been lovingly cared for by his son, Gary and wife Collette in Niagara Falls since 1984. He is survived by his son, Gary (Collette); daughters, Rita Baker (Owen), Veryl Stockdale (Ronald) and Cathy Towbridge. There are 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Kathleen MacLean, Abbercrombie; second wife, Edythe Mae Weston, Halifax; sons, Ballem and Donald; granddaughter, Rita Edythe Grant. He was also predeceased by one brother and six sisters. Visitation will be in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 12. Funeral service will be held in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 44 Cumberland Dr., Dartmouth, Thursday, April 13, at 2 p.m. Interment at Oakridge Memory Gardens, Sackville.