SHEARER, Vincent Whitehouse
SHEARER, Vincent Whitehouse - Hilden, passed away June 13, 2006, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Caribou Gold Mines on February 7, 1917, he was a son of the late John and Bessie (Edwards) Shearer. He was a veteran of the Second World War and had worked as a carman with the CNR for 33 years. Vince enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; daughters, Sheila McDougall, Cheryl (Lee) MacDonald, Carolyn (Don Morehouse); son, Jack (Rebecca); grandchildren, Scott (Nancy) McDougall, Jack (Amelia) McDougall, Mark MacDonald, Tyler and Kate Shearer, Vincent, and William Morehouse; brother, Charles; sisters, Roberta, Sylvia, and Norma. He was predeceased by brother, Art; sister, Lucy. Cremation has taken place. Interment to follow at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro.
PATTERSON, Dr. Arthur H.
PATTERSON, Dr. Arthur H. - 64, Lunenburg, passed away in peace, surrounded by love, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater on June 13, 2006. Born in Woodstock, N.B., Art was the cherished son of Mary (Slipp) and the late W.N. "Pat" Patterson. For more than 35 years, Art served the people of Lunenburg County as a respected and much-loved family physician. His caring presence in this community will be profoundly missed by so many. Art's remarkable character, inimitable work ethic, personal strength, passion for family and love of the outdoors were formed in the bosom of his family during his early years in Woodstock. Following his elementary and high school education, Art went on to study science at Acadia. Art was a member of the Dalhousie Medical School graduating class of 1970, establishing treasured and enduring friendships with his classmates. As a physician, Art was by necessity a jack-of-all trades, and by exceptional skill, a master of many. Art had a particular gift for obstetrics and delivered more than 4000 babies during his career. His practice also included emergency medicine, ICU care, general surgery, caring particularly for seniors and adults with special needs, serving as the Medical Examiner for Lunenburg County for the entire breadth of his career, and often providing primary care for three and four generations of a family. In addition to his untiring efforts on behalf of his individual patients, Art was a ferocious advocate for health care and particularly for Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. Among the many positions he held at the time of his death, he was Medical Director of Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care for the Aged; Medical Director of LaHave Manor Adult Residential Centre; Lunenburg County Social Services Examiner for Child Abuse; Chairman of the SSRH Geriatric Advisory Committee; Chairman of Lunenburg-Queens Homecare Operational Committee; and the Collaborative Physician for Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner's Project. Included among the many prominent positions he held in the past are President, Fishermen's Memorial (FMH) Medical Staff; Chief of Obstetrics, FMH; Chief of Surgery, FMH; Chairman, Health Services Association Medical Advisory Committee; and Medical Director, Lunenburg County Correctional Centre. Through his long career, Art also served on several subcommittees of the Canadian Medical Association, spearheading, as Chairman, several major initiatives over the years. While medicine was his vocation and career, Art lived an entirely different and parallel life as a master woodworker, gentleman farmer, passionate outdoorsman, lumberman, and salmon smoker extraordinaire. Much of this full, rich existence was lived out in Art's favourite time of the day - the hours before dawn, and he often put in a full day's work before heading to his office. Art was proud to have qualified as a licensed guide in the Province of New Brunswick. Left to mourn this beloved man, along with his dear mother, are his devoted partner of more than 10 years, Amy Bennet; his adored daughters, Shannon, Halifax, and Christina and son-in-law Jason Kirker, Ottawa; his sisters, Ann (Edwin) Stone, Woodstock, N.B.; Susan (Michael) Quinn, Saint John, N.B.; Heather (Blake) Price, Woodstock, N.B.; and Amy's children, Jeff, Henry and Lucy Morrow. Also surviving are a clan of cousins and Art's beloved nieces and nephews, Trudi, William and Wendell Price, Carter Stone, Beverly Richardson, Steven and Greg Quinn, and all of their respective families. Art will be forever remembered by all of his colleagues at Drs. Patterson, Kelly and Associates; his many hunting, fishing and woodworking buddies; his Scrabble Club; the members of the Lunenburg Volunteer Fire Department with whom he served for more than three decades; and by Amy's parents, Jim and Laura, who will miss him most on Saturdays when the New York Times Crossword puzzle is published. A memorial service celebrating Art's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 16, in Central United Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Laurence Mawhinney officiating. A family funeral and private burial will take place in Woodstock, N.B., at a later date. Family flowers only, memorial donations may be made to the Dr. Arthur H. Patterson Centre for Restorative Care, Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, c/o Health Service Foundation of the South Shore, through Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy 3, Lunenburg.
ANDREWS, Leonard Charles
ANDREWS, Leonard Charles - Passed away on May 22, 2006. A memorial service celebrating his life will be conducted by Rev. Patricia Malin on Saturday, June 17, at 2 p.m. in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth.
GILLIATT, David Chute
GILLIATT, David Chute - 74, Granville Ferry, passed away June 13, 2006, at home. Born in Middleton, he was a son of the late LeRoy and Flossie (Chute) Gilliatt. He was retired from the Canadian Army and later, the Corps of Commissionaires. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by cousins and distant relatives in Canada and the United States. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place today from 7-9 p.m. and funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, both in Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal, with Rev. Eugene Foster officiating. Interment will be in Wadeville Cemetery, Granville Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
GRAHAM, Elizabeth Jean
GRAHAM, Elizabeth Jean - It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our mother, Jean (MacDonald) Graham, 78, on June 12, 2006. After a full and healthy life, Jean passed away following a brief illness in QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Antigonish and went on to work at St. Francis Xavier University where she met and married her husband of over 40 years, Al Graham. They raised a close knit family of 10 children, who were all at her bedside in her final days. Jean was known for her style, beauty and wit, but we knew Mom best for her wisdom, strength and love. She was, and always will be, the glue that bound our family together. Her many lifelong friends were a testament to her grace and loyalty. She welcomed everyone into her home with enormous warmth. In Jean's home and in her heart, there was always room for one more. Her greatest joy was being surrounded by her family - her children, siblings, in-laws, nieces and nephews, and especially her (almost) 21 grandchildren who she enveloped with her unconditional love. She remained a modest person who was genuinely touched by the kindness of others. Above all else, she was a deeply spiritual person and her faith guided her life from beginning to end. She will be deeply missed by her children, Patricia, Alasdair (Margaret), Jack, David (Nancy), Eileen Barrett (George), Bill (Leah), Danny, Mary Hanington (Rob), Jeannie Wamboldt (Jeff), and Anne Marie Mazerolle (Scott). She is also survived by her sisters, Marguerite Haley, Irene Dempsey and Audrey Mitton, and brother, Bert, along with our family nanny of 40 years, Marjorie Martindale. She was predeceased by her parents, Lillian and Hadley MacDonald; brother, Hadley; sisters, Lillian Connolly and Geraldine Chisholm; and her beloved daughters-in-law, Norma Graham and Sheelagh Nolan. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 3-5 p.m. in St. Agnes Catholic Church, corner of Mumford Road and Chebucto Road, Halifax. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, June 16, in St. Agnes Catholic Church at 11 a.m. A private family burial will be held in her hometown of Antigonish. In lieu of flowers, Jean would be pleased if donations were made to Feed Nova Scotia.
HAZEN (Fesler), Lois Gertrude
HAZEN (Fesler), Lois Gertrude - 87, passed away peacefully in Yarmouth Regional Hospital on June 13, 2006. She was a psychiatrist by trade and practiced in New York, New Hampshire, and finally finished her years in Pubnico. She was an adventurer by heart. She and her beloved partner, Gus, lived on their homestead on "John's Island" for 10 years before moving back and settling in their final years in the Pubnico area. She had a great love for cooking, nature and the simple things in life. She leaves behind her caregiver of 25 years, Sue, and her family and friends. She will be missed by all and is now in a peaceful place up above. Donations to a charity of choice. Graveside service Thursday, June 15, at 2 p.m. in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Argyle, Rev. Raymond Pitcher officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home in Yarmouth.
QUILTY (Isenor), Barbara Ellen
QUILTY (Isenor), Barbara Ellen - Passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Monday, June 12, 2006, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of Mathew Quilty for 43 years. Loving mother of Doreen (Dave) Nagle, William Quilty, Tait Quilty, and Joanne (Brad) Parney. Cherished grandmother of Christina Wilds, Valerie Wilds, Trevor Parney, Matthew Quilty, Joseph Nagle, Andrew Nagle, Sean Nagle; and great-grandchildren, Arganna Nagle, Christina Nagle, and Michael Nagle. Dear sister of Olive Logan, Margaret McCarthy, and the late Raymond, Percy Isenor, and Beatrice Kaiser. Barbara will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas St. East (at Wavell), London, Ont. Visitation one hour prior. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or The Lung Association, would be gratefully appreciated. Memorial Funeral Home (519) 452-3770.
MacDONALD, Mildred Elizabeth "Millie"
MacDONALD, Mildred Elizabeth "Millie" - 89, formerly of Pleasant Street, Antigonish, passed away June 13, 2006 in R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home. Born in Port Felix, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Levangie) MacKenzie. She worked in housekeeping at St. Martha's Hospital for many years. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by husband, Daniel Martin MacDonald. Visitation in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish, today from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday, 10 a.m., in St. Ninian's Cathedral with Rev. Andrew Gillies presiding. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lismore.
HENNEBERRY, Charles William "Relick"
HENNEBERRY, Charles William "Relick" - 90, Sambro, passed away June 13, 2006, in the Palliative Care Unit, VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Sambro, he was a son of the late Augustus and Lena (Twohig) Henneberry. Charles was a lobster fisherman from 11 years of age (1927) until the fall of 2005 at the young age of 89, without missing a season. He previously harpooned sword fish, hand line and long line herring and mackerel. He harpooned the last fish at the young age of 85 (July, 2000). He is survived by brothers, Harold, Francis (Margaret), Cyril (Pearl), Alan, Lewie, Norman, Danny (Agnes); sisters, Thelma, Nettie, all of Sambro; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Nora Baker and Vera Duggan. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield (477-5601). No visitation by request of the family. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, June 15, in St. James United Church, Sambro, Rev. Valerie Kingsbury officiating. No flowers by request of the family. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Special thank you to the Slaunwhite family of Terence Bay for their support. A special thank you to the staff of the Palliative Care Unit, VG Site, QEII. Relick will be sadly missed by the Reyno family. Rest in peace with your pal, Digger.
ERNST, Audrey Doris
ERNST, Audrey Doris - 92, Blockhouse, passed away June 12, 2006, at home. Born in Saint John, N.B., she was a daughter of the late Wesley Otto and Elizabeth Mabel (Leggett) Almon. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She loved to sew, knit and spend time in her vegetable garden. Surviving are her daughters, Joan (Donald) Westhaver, Sudbury, Ont.; Nancy (Merle) Kaulback, Blockhouse; Carolyn Eichel (Seldon Smith), Conquerall Mills; son, John (Faye) Ernst, Hanmer, Ont.; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, G. Howard Ernst; sisters, Florence Upton and Edith Payne; brother, Ralph Almon. Visiting will be 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay, where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Rev. Vivian Moores officiating. Burial will be in Garden of Rest Cemetery, Blockhouse. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to Garden of Rest Cemetery or Trinity United Church, Mahone Bay through Mahone Funeral Home (902) 624-8241
LANGILLE, Jean Graham
LANGILLE, Jean Graham - Parkstone Enhanced Care, Halifax, formerly of Parrsboro, passed away June 12, 2006. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Irving and Florence (Baxter) McNamara. Jean was the beloved mother of Audrey Peck, Parrsboro, and Shirley West (Perry), Halifax; loving grandmother to Shelley (Willard Cameron), and Paul Bragg (Kate Rutherford); and their children, Jessica, Chad, and Lana. She was predeceased by her first husband, J. Cleve Peck; second husband, Arthur Duffy; and third husband, Joseph Langille; sister, Hilda; brothers, Clyde, and Gerald. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday in St. Brigid's Catholic Church, Parrsboro, Father David MacDonald officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Special thanks to the nurses and staff at Shannex Enhanced Care and to Dr. Judith MacNeil of Parkwest Medical Clinic.
VERGE, Gerald Allan Gordon
VERGE, Gerald Allan Gordon - Middle Sackville, passed away June 12, 2006, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, after a long struggle due to a motor vehicle accident March 26, that took his beloved wife, Norma. He was a son of the late Thomas and Bessie (DeYoung). He is survived by son, David, Ontario; daughters, Elizabeth (Reilly) and Barbara Verge, Halifax; brothers, Edward, Douglas and Ralph. He had 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by wife, Norma (Crane); son, Kenneth; daughter, Norma Jean; sisters, Edna Hobin, Rita Higgins and Dolly Twohig; brothers, Frederick, Leonard, Robert, Thomas "Bud". Gerald received his paratroopers wings in 1948. He sailed the seven seas on the H.M.C.S. Bluethroat as a chef. He was also head chef at Armview for many years. Upon his retirement from the Dockyard, Norma and Gerald traveled throughout Canada and the United States for many years. A memorial service will be Thursday, June 15, 2 p.m. for both Gerald and Norma, in Cole Harbour Funeral Home, 1234 Cole Harbour Rd. Interment at a later date.