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NOVA SCOTIA - Lower Sackville - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 1

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Date: Tuesday, 6 September 2016, at 1:39 p.m.

Ruth Alice White
June 14, 1953 - March 03, 2005
Funeral arrangements by
Atlantic Funeral Home (Lower Sackville)

WHITE, Ruth Alice - 51, Lakeview Road, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2005, at home. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of Donald Doucette and the late Irene Potter. Ruth was a lady with a big heart who thought the world of her family and was looking forward to the arrival of her first grandchild in the summer. She was employed as a Sales Rep with Source Atlantic, Dartmouth. Surviving are her husband, Bill; daughter, Tracey (Marty) Dalrymple, Lakeview; son, Jason, at home; brothers, Murray, Truro; Earl (Martha), Subenacadie; Tim (Helen), Lower Sackville; Paul (Mikey), Lakeside; Danny (Leona), Halifax; sister, Norma (Wayne) Kennedy, Enfield; stepmother, Marilyn and her children, Julie, Jacqueline, Pierre and Tahnee. She was predeceased by brothers, Douglas and Joseph. Arrangements are under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. There will be no visitation by request. Funeral mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 7, in St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, Fall River, Father James Rent officiating. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville, at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

John "Jack" Harold Brownell
June 06, 1937 - February 12, 2005
Funeral arrangements by
Atlantic Funeral Home (Lower Sackville)

BROWNELL, John Harold "Jack" - 67, Fall River, passed away at home surrounded by all who loved him, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Born in Saint John, N.B., he was a son of the late Arthur Brownell and Hazel (MacCallum) Brownell. Jack was a champion to all who needed him. His leadership and caring attitude has supported his family, friends and many charities that he has encountered. He was the visionary, the genius and the heart of the family. His special blend of strength, determination and love was apparent to everyone he touched. Jack was one of the first Queen's Scouts in Canada, a feat he remained proud of throughout his life. In later years, he became involved with Scouts Canada once again, working with the youth and leaders of 2nd Wellington and the Basin Lakes Service Team. He was a Board Member with Ward 5 Community Centre and an avid supporter of the Optimists' Club. Jack was a very active member of the CBC Pensioners' Association and was currently serving a term as President, Halifax Region as well as the region representative for the National Pensioners' Association. The Pensioners' were strong supporters of a variety of charities, including the Halifax Optimists' Club, Hope Cottage and Metro Food Bank. He worked tirelessly to address pension inequities and educate the members of the Pensioners' Association. Jack worked at CBC for 35 years and retired as Manager Technical Services. He and Claire then bought and developed Frame Plus Art where they could spend their time working together and leave a legacy for their family. Jack was the eldest of seven and is survived by sisters, Mary (Bruce) Tower, Moncton, N.B.; Anne (Brian) Stott, Blandford; Elizabeth (John) Pettipas, Moncton, N.B.; brothers, Beverley, Wainflect, Ont.; William (Donna), Beaver Bank; Arthur (Maureen), Welland Port, Ont. He will be forever remembered and terribly missed by his soul mate, wife and partner, Claire (Brunt); daughters, Darlene (Gerald) Burgess, Lynn (Bill) Metham, Jacqueline (Tyrone) Fitzmorris, and son John, all of Fall River; grandchildren, William, Joey, Kyle, Nicholas, Samantha, Danielle, Travis, and Matthew; great-granddaughter, Allissa. His legacy will continue through his family. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, where visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16. On-line condolences may be sent to: brownell@eastlink.ca. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Halifax Optimists' Club (5540 Russell St., Halifax, NS B3K 1X2) supporting North End Halifax children in need. A celebration of Jack's life will be held on Thursday, February 17, from 2-4:30 p.m. in the Royal Canadian Legion, Calais Branch No. 62, 75 Sackville Cross Rd. At Jack's request, he wished to have stories shared by those who's lives he touched. All are welcome to share.

Jack Carlyle Johnston
May 14, 1934 - February 04, 2005
Funeral arrangements by
Atlantic Funeral Home (Lower Sackville)

JOHNSTON, Jack Carlyle - 70, Middle Sackville, passed away Friday, February 4, 2005, at home. Born in Leamington, Ont., he was a son of Dorothy Johnston and the late Elmer Johnston. Jack served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 25 years, retiring as a chief warrant officer. Then he served five years at Halterm and 11 years with M.I.L. Engineering. He was a member of the Sackville Legion and the Chief and P.O.'s association. Surviving are his mother, Dorothy, Leamington, Ont.; his wife of 50 years, the former Gerry Hanson; daughters, Maureen Little, Sandra Johnston, and son, Gary (Florrie), all of Sackville; grandchildren, Shaun, Ashley, Jill, Chara, Lauren; brothers, Doug (Helen), Don (Jenny), Wheatley, Ont.; sister, Sandra (Dominic) Bevacqua, Essex, Ont. He was predeceased by his son, Jack. At Jack's request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 8, in Atlantic Funeral Home Chapel, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. A reception will follow in the Sackville Legion.

Jean Olive Saunders (née Swinamer)
April 07, 1947 - February 11, 2005
Funeral arrangements by
Atlantic Funeral Home (Lower Sackville)

SAUNDERS (Swinamer), Jean Olive - 57, Sackville, passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit of the VG Site, QEII, on February 11, 2005. Born April 7, 1947 in Three Mile Plains, she was a daughter of Olive (O'Leary) of Waterville and the late Reginald Swinamer. A devoted wife to Clyde for 40 years and mother to Sherri (Jason Mills), Michael, Lorri (Scott Bower), Jamie (Angela Hosking) and Alanna (Mark Hughes), all of Sackville. She will be sadly missed. Her legacy of love lives on in her grandchildren, Kyle, Cody, Tammy, Bria, Hayley, Kelsey, Kenydi and Jordan. She is survived by sisters, Judy and Marjorie, Waterville; brother, Keith (Bev Lively), Sackville. She was predeceased by her brother, Bryant (Pam Thompson). Jean was a courageous woman whose wit, compassion and concern touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing her. She was a tireless volunteer who, through the years, devoted her time to many causes, in particular, the Canadian Cancer Society and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. She had a passion for her genealogy and her many hours of research and collection are her legacy to her large extended family. Visitation will be from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Monday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. John the Evangelist Church, Old Sackville Road, Archdeacon Ron Cutler officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Private family burial. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the VG Site, QEII.

Margaret "Peggy" A.A. Frances (née MacMichael)
March 25, 1918 - January 30, 2005
Funeral arrangements by
Atlantic Funeral Home (Lower Sackville)

FRANCIS (MacMichael, deCailleaux), Margaret A.A. "Peggy" - 86, passed away peacefully in Parkstone Enhanced Care, Halifax. The daughter of the late George and Albina (deCailleaux) MacMichael, Peggy was born March 25, 1918, in Brooklyn, New York. She is survived by children, Stephen Sullivan, Florida; Patrick Sullivan, British Columbia; Victor Thomson Jr., Ontario; Patricia (Jackson), Dartmouth; Clifford Francis, British Columbia; Lynne Cooper (Goffs), and sister, Ruth (Thomson), Ontario. Peggy was predeceased by brother, John; husbands, Maurice Sullivan, Victor Thomson, and Ted Francis. Peggy was a long-time resident and active member of the Fall River community. She spent many years as a volunteer for the Ladies Auxiliary at the Waverley Legion. She enjoyed an active lifestyle and had many hobbies, including swimming, darts and bridge. Peggy was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and will be deeply missed by all. Cremation has taken place under the direction the care and direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. A private service will be held at a later date. A reception will be held 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, February 2. Please call 873-3659 for details. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. A heartfelt thanks to the staff of Flemmingway.

Kenneth Pius Power
November 18, 1937 - January 28, 2005
Funeral arrangements by
Atlantic Funeral Home (Lower Sackville)

POWER, Kenneth Pius - 67, Lower Sackville, passed away peacefully in QEII Health Sciences Centre on January 28, 2005, after a short illness, with his loving family by his side. Born in 1937 in Sydney Mines, he was a son of the late Kenneth and Kathleen (Tobin) Power. Ken was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces (Fleet Diving Unit) from 1955 to 1976, after which he was employed with the Halifax County Correctional Centre until his retirement in 2000. He was a member of the First Sackville Presbyterian Church, Lower Sackville and a member of the Royal Canada Legion, Branch 162, Lower Sackville. He was one of a kind; a wonderful father and poppie and will be dearly missed by all his family and friends. He is survived by his children, Kathleen Parker (Loyn MacLeod), Dartmouth; Kenneth Power (Elizabeth), Edmonton; Karen Lajoie (Alain), Calgary; Douglas Power (Linda), Calgary; Ian MacPhail (Carolyn); Lower Sackville; stepson, Grant MacMiken, Toronto; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Carol Scott, Ellen (Winnie) Gallant, Brenda Belaire, and brother, John Power, all of Toronto; numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife, Joy (MacPhail); brothers, Clarence and Douglas; sister, Phyllis; two sisters in infancy. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, where a memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 1, at 11 a.m. Reception to follow in Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 162, Old Sackville Road, Lower Sackville. He will be laid to rest at a later date in Lake Ainslie, beside his loving wife, Joy. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice.

Annie Louise Harnish
January 22, 1929 - January 25, 2005
Funeral arrangements by
Atlantic Funeral Home (Lower Sackville)

HARNISH, Annie Louise - 76, Beaver Bank, passed away January 25, 2005, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII, Halifax. Born in Beaver Bank, she was a daughter of the late Patrick James and Phenie Mercer (Belben) Cullen. Annie was owner/operator of Harnish General Store and Gas Station. She was a Brownie leader for many years and duty monitor at the Beaver Bank/Kinsac Consolidated Elementary School. She enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving are her daughter, Marilyn (Philip) Howard, Burlington, Ont.; Wanda (Frank) Robinson, Bedford; brother, James (Muriel) Cullen, Beaver Bank; sisters, Joan Carmichael, Toronto; Hilda (Joseph) Doherty, Beaver Bank; grandchildren, Kyle Matthew Harnish Robinson, Rachael Kate Harish Robinson, Olivia Yu Mei Howard. She was predeceased by husband, Rae Evan; son, David Rae; brother, Alfred Cullen; sister, Helen. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Memorial service will take place Saturday, January 29, 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel, Rev. James Haughn officiating. Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home Family Reception Area. Donations may be made to Lung Association of Nova Scotia.

Lydia Mae Williams (née Jackson)
March 13, 1920 - November 17, 2004
Funeral arrangements by
Atlantic Funeral Home (Lower Sackville)

WILLIAMS (Jackson), Lydia Mae - 84, Maplestone Enhanced Care, Halifax, formerly of Lower Sackville, passed away November 17, 2004, in QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in Saint John, N.B., on March 13, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Emma Jackson. Lydia came to Nova Scotia at the age of nine and lived in the Valley area until coming to Lower Sackville in her early teens, where she met and married the late Arthur Edward Williams. As a long-time member of Cobequid Road United Baptist Church, she attended services regularly. In addition, she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the church, where she held the position of treasurer. She retired from the Halifax YMCA after several years of service. She was a "natural green thumb" who had much success growing flowers and plants. Also she was an avid bowler, winning several trophies when she was participating. Surviving are sons, Edward (Sandra), Alfred (Faye), Bruce (Margaret), Robert (Dorothy), Ernest, Gary (Jane); her daughters, Judith "Judy" Lopes, Maxine "Victoria" Templer, Deborah "Debby"; daughters-in-law, Vivian Salvail and Mary Dickinson; son-in-law, David Templer; her sisters, Edith Gabriel, Montreal, Que.; Margaret Johnson, Kingston, Ont.; 27 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and one great great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Edward Williams; sisters, Phyllis Jackson and Florence Radcliff; son-in-law, Gary M.W. Lopes; one child and one grandchild. Arrangements are entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, where visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, November 20, in Atlantic Funeral Home, Rev. Tracey Grosse officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The repast following the burial will be held in Atlantic Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cobequid Road United Baptist Church Building Fund in Lydia's name.

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