Daniel Howard Johnson
JOHNSON, Daniel Howard - 87, Halifax, passed away peacefully with dignity February 11, 2003, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late John and Loretta (Hayman) Johnson.
He will forever be remembered as a loving and caring father and grandfather whose entire life was dedicated to the selfless service for his community and country. Tough minded but tender hearted, he accomplished a tremendous amount during his lifetime. Early on he was educated in Truro and for a time worked as a school principal. He then served overseas with distinction as a field promited officer with the Canadian Army during the Second World War. Following that he attended the University of Chicago and then later lengthy training in Ottawa. For 35 years he was employed with the former Provincial Department of Social Services in various senior administration positions. He took great pride in his work and was responsible for the development of programs which were very innovative and much needed. He was honored with numerous recognition's for his work. One of his joys in life was music and his entire life he sang in choirs and mens groups.
Surviving are his sons, Gordon and Russell, Halifax; sisters, Gwendolyn (Cook), Saint John, N.B.; and Edith (Kelley), St. Foy, Que.; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Katherine (Gordon); his sisters, Muriel, Ruth; brothers, George, Clarence.
Memorial service to honor his life will be held 11 a.m. Monday, February 17, in St. Andrews United Church, Coburg Road, Rev. Arlene Riches officiating, with a reception to follow. The body has been cremated. No visitation at the family's request. A family interment will take place at a later date.
Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Warm thoughts and special thanks to the nurses and doctors on 5A of the VG Site, QEII, for providing such wonderful and compassionate care.
GALLIVAN, Greg - 40, Halifax, died January 30, 2003, at home. We are all products of imperfect coping in an uneven world.
Our friend and colleague Greg, knew this more than most people, and he responded with rare intelligence and humor. He was a student of Psychology at Saint Mary's University, graduating with his honors degree in 1998. As members of his extended family, we, among others, will miss him. Pending approval by Saint Mary's University Senate, his Master of Applied Psychology will be granted posthumously.
Contributions may be made to help establish a scholarship fund in Greg's name (420-5497).
Visiting 7-9 p.m. today, funeral 2 p.m. Thursday in Atlantic Funeral Home, Halifax. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens.
Theodore Christian "Ted" Dehmel
DEHMEL, Theodore Christian "Ted" - 89, Halifax, died February 9, 2003, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born on the S.S. Uranium Ship in the English Channel in 1913, he was a son of the late Johann and Ida (Ulbrich) Dehmel.
Ted was a founding member of St. Catherines of Siena Roman Catholic Church. He was a veteran of the Second World War and had served with the Armor Corps as an instructor. During his years, Ted had once owned and operated many different businesses, the last being United Taxi. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Surviving are daughters, Carmen, Prospect; Evie (Wally) Bonin, Halifax; sons, Ted (Rose), Fall River; Fred (Trish), Tantallon; Jack (Philomena), Halifax; Ron, Summerside, P.E.I.; sister, Josephine Madill, Lions Head, Ont.; 21 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Isabel (Garth); daughters, Karen and Mary; great-granddaughter, Angel Patten; sister, Ida; brothers, John, Fred.
The remains are resting in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, with visitation 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral mass 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Catherines of Siena Roman Catholic Church. Burial to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or St. Vincent's Guest House.
Charles Samuel Ehler
EHLER, Charles Samuel - 49, passed away February 8, 2003. Born in Antigonish, formerly of White Head, he was a son of the late Roy and Thelma (Porter) Ehler.
Charlie loved to hunt and fish, he was a great friend to everybody. He will be sadly missed by everyone.
Surviving are wife, Jean; daughters, Kelly and Kimberly; son, Ryan; brothers, Wayne (Betty), Elliot (Shirley), all of White Head.
He was predeceased by his brother, Jim.
Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. A reception will follow in the funeral home. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
ROSE, Bertha - 77, Dartmouth, passed away February 7, 2003, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Rencontre West, NL, she was a daughter of the late William and Julia (Spencer) Chapman.
She is survived by her daughter, Ethel (Brian) Hausman, Lower Sackville; sons, Clayton (Rhoda) and Donald (Alicia), all of Dartmouth; grandchildren, Robert, Carl and Richard Hausman, Cindy, Roxanne, Karia, Jan, Erin and Lindy Rose; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Emma Rose, Rachel and Jacob Hausman; sisters, Ethel Pelley, Rockingham; Elizabeth (Sam) Stickland, Mount Pearl, NL; sisters-in-law, Violet, Lower Sackville; Jane and Sylvia, both of Pictou; Ena, Burgeo, NL; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence; brothers, James, John and William; a sister in infancy.
Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, funeral service 11 a.m. Monday, February 10, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, Rev. Dennis Walsh officiating. Burial will be in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville.
Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Canadian Diabetes Association.
SPADAFORA, Franco - 65, Dartmouth, died February 3, 2003, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born on August 8, 1937, in Calabria, Italy, he was the son of the late Rafael and Theresa Spadafora.
He was a mechanic by trade. He is survived by several relatives in Italy.
Visitation will take place 2-4 p.m. Sunday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, where funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville.
Gilbert Morris Hendersen
HENDERSON, Gilbert Morris - 77, Dartmouth, passed away February 5, 2003, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in St. Andrews, N.B., he was a son of the late Frank and Annie (Somers) Henderson.
He served in the Canadian Army, retiring in 1977, after 35 years of service. He had served during the Korean War, and also saw peacekeeping duties in Egypt. He enjoyed stamp collecting and cooking.
He is survived by his wife, M.A. Sylvia (Saulnier) Henderson; children, Barbara and her son David, Princeton, B.C.; Morris and his wife Lou and their children Sean, Jennifer and Nicole, Camrose, Alta.; Kathryn, Dartmouth, and her daughters Kirsten, Calgary, and Emily, at home; Kevin and his wife Jennifer and their children Luke and Clare, New Glasgow; Susan, Dartmouth; brothers, Douglas (Sally), St. Stephen's, N.B.; Keith, St. Andrews, N.B.; sister, Norma, Fredericton, N.B.
He was predeceased by his sister, Joan.
Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Monday, February 10, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 11, in Pope John XXIII, Father David Poirier SA officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Private family interment will follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. No flowers by request.
Donations may be made to Dartmouth General Hospital Palliative Care Ward. The family is very grateful and would like to thank the people who provided special care and support including the staff on 3 East and the Transitional Care Unit at Dartmouth General Hospital, Anika and Kris Whidden and Pat Moore.