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FINDLAY, Lawrence Albert "Laurie"
FINDLAY, Lawrence Albert "Laurie" - 75, Eastern Passage. It is with great sorrow that we announce the very sudden passing of Laurie on January 7, 2006, at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Linda, Cambridge. Laurie was a very gentle, quiet, hard-working man whose family meant everything to him. Laurie was the son of the late John Findlay and Lucy (DeBaie) Findlay. He is survived by his only child, Timothy and daughter-in-law Linda, Cambridge. He was a loving and devoted "Pappa" to granddaughter, Kaitlin, and grandson, Gareth. He enjoyed his school break visits with Gareth and was very proud of Kaitlin, looking forward to her graduation from St. Thomas University in May. He is going to be greatly missed by his friend and sister-in-law of 50 years, Helen Gaetz, whose many kindnesses to him will not be forgotten. Also missing him is his faithful canine companion, Sandy, who never left his side. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his most devoted and beloved wife of 47 years, Betty, and had missed her so desperately since her passing just two years ago. One of their biggest arguments and one of the most funny things we would laugh about was the fact that Laurie would never turn left when driving so Betty could only shop at stores on the right. He was also predeceased by brothers, Walter, John, Joseph, Gordon; sisters, Arlene, Margaret, Mary, and Dorothy. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in J. Albert Walker and Sons Funeral Home, 307 Prince Albert Rd., Dartmouth (469-5601), Rev. Patricia Malin officiating. Burial to follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Dartmouth Outreach Resource Centre (Feed Nova Scotia, 44 Hester St., Dartmouth, NS B3A 1K2.

WHITNEY (Steeves), Jean Airel
WHITNEY (Steeves), Jean Airel - 67, Halifax, passed away suddenly on August 2, 2007. She was the daughter of the late Bertram and Mildred (Wilkins) Steeves. She was an active member of Bethany United Church, having been recently recognized as a 52 year member of the church and choir. She devoted much of her life to inspiring health and wellness through her work with Weight Watchers and leisure activities such as bowling. She is survived by her loving husband, Lloyd; daughter, Brenda Desveaux (Frank Scott); grandsons, Jeffery and Matthew Stevens. She will also be missed by brothers, Art (Verna) Steeves, Rob (Lynn) Steeves; nieces and nephews, Carol (Tim) Houston, Andrew and Adam Steeves, and grandniece and nephew, Paget and Zachary Houston. The family will receive friends and relatives from 6-8 p.m. today in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, in Bethany United Church, Clinton Avenue, Halifax, Rev. Jane Hallett and Rev. Vince Ihasz officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery. In memory of Jean, donations can be made to the QEII Foundation, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Program. Family flowers only. A sincere thank you to the staff of the QEII and the Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Team. Also, special thanks to Kelly Saunders. E-mail condolences to may be sent to:

MAYHEW, Wendell L.
MAYHEW, Wendell L. - 87, Lower Sackville, passed away August 4, 2007, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, Halifax. Born in Lady Fane, P.E.I., he was a son of the late Robert and Edna (Newson) Mayhew. Wendell served as a signalman in Victoria, B.C., during the Second World War. He attended radio school and also established an electronics business in TV and radio repair, later known as B&M Electronics. He was employed as an electronics technician with the Department of National Defence in Nova Scotia until retiring in 1979. He was also an avid Ham Radio operator (VE1OH) for over 50 years. He founded Mayhew's Bike Shop, Crapaud, P.E.I., in 1947 which grew into Sportwheels Ltd. of Lower Sackville. His love and passion for roller skating had carried him into his 80s, and now he has rolled peacefully into eternity. Wendell previously served as a Deacon at his church and was faithfully committed to the Lord's work. Surviving are his wife, Myrtle (McLeod) Mayhew; children, Linda Pope (Fred), Summerside, P.E.I.; David (Diane), Lower Sackville; Arnold, Dartmouth; Allan (Connie), Toronto, Ont.; Ronald (Janet), Bedford; grandchildren, Robert (Falon), Suzzane, Colin, Jonathan, Amanda, Mark, James Pope, Jonathan Pope, Matthew Pope, Jeffery, Cassandra, and Alannie Joy. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, 527 Sackville Dr. Memorial service will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. in Bedford Baptist Church, Pastor Bob Ohsberg and Rev. Dr. Ida Armstrong-Whitehouse officiating. Interment in Brookside Cemetery. Donations may be made to Bedford Baptist Church and or a charity of your choice. Loved by all.

SINCENNES, Jo-Ann - Peacefully on Friday, August 3, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer, Jo-Ann Sincennes, age 73, passed away. Beloved wife of Lucien "Lou" Sincennes. Cherished mother of Paul Lawson (Marina), Eric Lawson, Donald Lawson, Leora Lawson, Jeannie Read (Craig), Patricia Creppin (Patrick), Brian Lawson (Beth) and Michelle (Germain). Special grandmother to 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; six nieces and six nephews. Daughter of the late May Mountifield and Dr. Robert Brown. Dear sister of Shirley Brown, Dr. Robert Brown (Jean), Brenda Macdonell (Cortland) and Michael Brown (Sylvia). Jo-Ann will be sadly missed by Lucie and Glenn, Sandy and Brian and her many friends in Canada and the United States. Jo-Ann was Executive Director for Sports Federation of Canada from 1971-1985; office manager for the first Canada Summer Games in Halifax; secretary to Admiral Pullen who was writing a book on Schooners. She was also a writer and performer for CBC show called "Miss Bluebell" and "Romper Room", performer for CJCH Halifax called "Miss Jo-Ann", and writer and performer for CTV Halifax's "Things to do on a rainy day". She was founder and president of "Happy Home Services". Many thanks to Carefor nurses, Dr. Farncombe and her staff, and also Elisabeth Bruyere for all their help. Friends may pay respects at Kelly Funeral Home, 2313 Carling Ave. (west of Carlingwood) today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday to St. Martin de Porres Church (3891 Richmond Rd. South, Bells Corners) for Mass of Christian Funeral at 10 a.m. In memoriam donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre or Carefor Health and Community Services appreciated. Kelly Funeral Homes 613-828-2313

CIPAK, John Stanley "Chippy"
CIPAK, John Stanley "Chippy" - 90, Sydney, died August 5, 2007, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Whitney Pier, he was a son of the late John Stanley and Nellie (Ruainska-Carberry) Cipak. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving in the RCAF, and was a lifelong member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 138, Ashby. Surviving are son John, (Darlene); daughters, Margaret Kellins, Joan Marsh; grandson, Wallace Gouthro, who lived with him; brother, Michael; sisters, Mamie, Frances; grandchildren, Stephen, Ashley, Jordan, Devon, Greg, Wally, Wayne, Shane, Cynthia; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Josephine (Johnston); brothers, Anthony, Stephen, Joseph; sisters, Helen, Vicky. No visitation. Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Augustine's Church. On-line condolences may be sent to:

GRUNFELD (Kallus), Rachel
GRUNFELD (Kallus), Rachel - Died peacefully in Montreal on Sunday, August 5, 2007. Beloved wife of the late Aaron Grunfeld. Loving mother of Yaffa Gruia, Dr. Eva Grunfeld and Louis Grunfeld; and caring mother-in-law of Jerry Gruia, Ronald Clark and Marlene Ostronoff. Devoted grandmother of Kim, Jeffrey, Kayla and Aaron and, joyfully, her new great-grandson Quinn. Funeral service at Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., Montreal, on Thursday, August 9, at 1 p.m. Burial in Dominion Hebrew Cemetery, de la Savane. Shiva at 8000 Cote St. Luc Rd., Apt. 615, Montreal. Contributions in Rachel's memory may be made to the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre, (514) 887-3117.

MATTHEWS, Phyllis Jean
MATTHEWS, Phyllis Jean - Died peacefully in hospital on Monday, July 30, 2007, in the VG Site, QEII. Phyllis celebrated her 91st birthday on June 11 while in hospital for the treatment of cancer. She was predeceased by her late husband of 63 years, Frederick White; her sister, Margaret, and her brother, Hector McLeod. She is survived by her sons, Frederick J., Douglas, David; her daughter, Gretchen; grandchildren, Alicia and Tyler, Jamie and Christopher, and Frederick L. Phyllis was born a daughter of the late John Angus and Jennie Margaret McLeod on June 11, 1916. She was a graduate of Agnes Megantic High School, and went on to McDonald College for Teachers affiliated with McGill University, Montreal, Que. Remaining in Quebec province, she taught elementary school Grade 2 for the Town of Mount Royal from 1939-43. Phyllis met her future husband when she shared an apartment in Montreal with his sister, Marion. After being very enamoured of Phyllis' cooking, Fred married her on June 26, 1943, and the wedding reception was held at the Mount Royal Hotel. They then moved to Mont St. Hilaire, just south of Montreal, where she raised her four children in a home overlooking the Richelieu River. The family was active in the local St. Andrews United Church, Beloeil, Que. Always a creative mind, Phyllis learned the art of rug hooking and produced many original rugs throughout her lifetime. She learned the skill of bread making from her mother and Phyllis remained an enthusiastic bread maker, much to the benefit of friends and family, throughout her whole life. Phyllis was a perennial caretaker of both plants and flowers. Under her tender care, her plants thrived both inside and outside the home. In 1969 Phyllis and Fred moved to the Chelsea district of London, England. There she took up the art of patchwork quilting because she said it was all the rage in London at the time. She produced many hand pieced hexagonal design coverlets that were used in the home. When they returned to Canada, they moved to Halifax, where they lived in their Studley Avenue home for 35 years. Phyllis even produced a small hooked rug depicting their Studley Avenue home. Always enthusiastic patrons of the arts, Phyllis and Fred were life members of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. The family wishes to thank the wonderful Studley Avenue neighbours who generously lent their support and friendship especially in their years of declining health. Phyllis wished to thank her good friend, Joan Dawson, for her close and abiding friendship over the years. The family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses who gave such compassionate care throughout Phyllis' recent illness. A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 24, at 11 a.m. in the Atlantic School of Theology Chapel, 660 Francklyn St., Halifax, Rev. Arlene Riches officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Radiation Oncology Fund at the QEII Foundation, 1278 Tower Rd., Room 1-040, Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9.

MacVICAR (Stewart), Bessie
MacVICAR (Stewart), Bessie - 1916-2007. The family of Bessie MacVicar, with gratitude for her life lived and love shared, wishes to inform that her death took place on Friday, August 3, 2007, at her home in Halifax, following a number of years of failing health. Born in Mount Stewart, P.E.I., a daughter of Jessie Ruth Toombs and Benjamin H. Stewart, she grew up in Georgetown, P.E.I. She was predeceased by her parents, brother John in infancy, and sister, Irene (Bob) Hobbs. She is survived by Rev. Edward, her husband of 69 years; son, Stewart (Betty), Ottawa; daughter, Rev. Diane MacVicar, Halifax; grandchildren, Jeffery, Andrew (Maureen), Amy (Hamilton) Humenny, all of Ottawa; five great-grandchildren; special niece, Ella Andrews, Dartmouth; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was a member of the United Church of Canada, a charter member and life member of the United Church Women and actively participated, formally and informally in congregations served by her husband in Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes. She and her husband lived 25 of their retirement years in Riverview, N.B., before moving to Halifax in 2002. Our thanks to members of the medical profession and all others who contributed to her comfort and well-being. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. A service of celebration and thanksgiving will be held Wednesday, August 8, at 2 p.m. in Edgewood-Oxford United Church, 3055 Connaught Ave., with a reception to follow in the church. Memorials may be made to The Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of the donors choice.

MacPHEE, Shirley Margaret "Shirley Doug"
MacPHEE, Shirley Margaret "Shirley Doug" - 80, Elmsdale/Nine Mile River, passed away peacefully on August 4, 2007, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Hardwoodlands, she was a daughter of the late John and Ruth (Custance) Tanner. Beginning her teaching career in a one-room school, Shirley taught for over 30 years until her retirement in 1985. She was an active member and leader in her church, community, Women's Institute, Blueberry Quilters, and 4-H. In 2003, she brought together people from the surrounding communities who loved to sing, and formed The Communities Choir. She was a loving and thoughtful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She faced every challenge with quiet courage and determination and will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched. She is survived by her children, Brian (Betty), Shubenacadie; Earle (Bonnie), East Gore; Margaret, Lockhartville; Marylee (Greg), Enfield; Beth (Ron), East Noel; Ruth (Tim), White Settlement; Darrell (Ellen), Lower Nine Mile River; grandchildren, Jo-Leigh, Mark (Crystal) Sheldon, Carmen, Blake, Kelsey, Jordan, Chris, Leslie, Michelle, Darren, Holly, Chantel, Justin, Shanda, Alex, Kenny, and great-grandson, Isaac; brother, Earle (Blanche) Tanner, Hardwoodlands; sisters, Joyce (Bill) Brown and Jean (George) Ellis, both of Truro; brother-in-law, Owen (Phyllis) MacPhee, Enfield; sisters-in-law, Pearle Neil, Upper Rawdon; Audrey Delvecchio, Centre Rawdon; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Douglas Carl MacPhee, and grandson, Densmore in infancy. Visitation 6-9 p.m. today in Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie, with funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, in East Gore United Church, Chuck Patterson LPM officiating. Interment in Sand Hill Cemetery, Nine Mile River. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to East Gore United Church or a charity of your choice.

BUDGELL, Clara Frances
BUDGELL, Clara Frances - Passed away on August 3, 2007, in Victoria County Memorial Hospital. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today in Greenwood United Church, Baddeck, Rev. Donna Turner officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck.

ROSS, Chester Ralston
ROSS, Chester Ralston - 81, Bridgewater, Lunenburg Co., passed away August 6, 2007, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Middle LaHave, he was the son of the late Mary (Richard) and Alexander Ross. Chester was a diesel mechanic and spent many years at sea. He is survived by his partner, Blossom Weare; daughter, Diann (William) Roberts, New Port, Ark., U.S.A.; sister, Margaret Parks, Pictou; two grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Rita, and son Carter. In keeping with Chester's request there will be no visitation or service. Funeral services have been entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater. Donations in Chester's memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.

RILEY, Grace Isabel
RILEY, Grace Isabel - Halifax, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, August 3, 2007. Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Sadie (MacNaughton) Thomson. Grace graduated from Normal College in Truro and taught in the Halifax school system for many years, first at St. Andrew's School, Bayers Road and later at École Burton Ettinger School. Among her many accomplishments as an educator, Grace started Halifax's first class solely for special needs children. An exceptionally kind and caring soul, Grace will be fondly remembered by her colleagues and by countless former students. Grace always enjoyed her summer visits to the Berwick United Church Camp with her sister Jean, and she was an active member of Fairview United Church. Grace was a long-time summer resident of Hubbards and will be remembered by many as a gracious hostess and a warm friend. She is survived by John, her loving husband of 45 years; her sister, Jean (Clary) Laing, Kingston; brother, Frank (Betty) Thomson, Antigonish; as well as her many nieces and nephews and all of their children, for whom she felt a deep affection. Grace was predeceased by her brother, Henry (Margaret) Thomson (Edmonton, Alta.). A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today in Fairview United Church, 3524 Dutch Village Rd. The interment will be held at a later date in Antigonish in St. Paul and St. James Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia (443-8142) in Grace's memory, or to a charity of your choice.

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