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Frances E. Sawler
SAWLER, Frances Elsie, August 24, 1924 - August 26, 2012, recently residing at The Berkeley, Bedford, and formerly of Western Shore, passed away at the Palliative Care Unit, VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Western Shore, she was a daughter of the late Hosea and Beatrice (Veinotte) DeLorey. Frances was a member of Harding Br. No. 144, Royal Canadian Legion, Western Shore. Frances loved to give and enjoyed gardening, baking, knitting teddy bears for children in need overseas. She was a member of the Daughters of the Nile for many years. She will be greatly missed by all family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Loraine; sons, Barry (Ginette), St. Margaret’s Bay; Tim (Joanne), Alberta; granddaughter, Kelly; grandsons, Michael (Sarah), Julien, Stephen, Matthew; great-grandsons, Sebastian and Simon; sisters, Joy VanNorden and Joan DeLorey, both of Bridgewater. Visiting will be 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, August 29 in Mahone Funeral Home, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 30 at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Martin’s Point, officiant Rev. Reg MacDonald assisted by Rev. Ron Barkhouse. Burial will be in Western Shore Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mark’s Anglican Church or any other charity. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Mahone Funeral Home, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay (902) 624-8241.

Wilma I. Swinimer
Wilma Irene Swinimer (Young). Age 89, of Western Shore, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at home with her husband, Roy by her side.
Born in Western Shore, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Georgina (Sawler) Young.
Wilma was a very friendly and intelligent lady. She played the guitar and sang, she was a knitter and seamstress, made her own music and played the organ. She had a very keen interest in her computer on which she spent many hours. There will be no visitation and by request, no food be brought to the house.
Left to mourn are her beloved husband, Roy; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Arline, Faye, Hilda, Florence and Blanche; brothers, Don and Murray.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Monday, July 27 at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Martin’s Point, Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating. Burial will be in Western Shore Cemetery, Western Shore.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to St. Mark’s Anglican Church or a charity of choice.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Mahone Funeral Home, P.O. Box 200, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0 Tel. 902-624-8241.

Kenneth G. "Ken" Petrie
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Kenneth George "ken" Petrie, of Mahone Bay, on March 29th 2016. Born in (Port Arthur) Thunder Bay, Ont., he was the son of George and Lily Petrie. He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Mader), Mahone Bay; sons Glen (Vickie), Coldbrook; Doug (Lise) and Corey, all of Bridgewater; daughter, Laurie (Bill), London, Ont.; former wife, Gail, Bridgewater;mother in law,Celia Mader(Mahone Bay) and his best pal, Zoey. He leaves behind a legacy of several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by son, Steven (Port Elgin, Ont.) and daughter, Donna (London, Ont.). Ken was immensely proud of his family and we in turn are proud of his many accomplishments, with love and admiration. Ken was a leader in the tourism industry, an avid hockey enthusiast and a lover of all sports.
Ken grew up in Port Arthur, Ontario and after graduating from High School was employed by Fairbanks Morse as a clerical clerk and quickly rose to the position of General Manager. Ken joined Lummus Canada as a purchasing agent and this took him to Labrador where he worked on the construction of a major heavy water plant. This became the stepping stone for Ken to join Comstock International where he went from Material Control Co-ordinator to Project Manager overseeing major construction projects in Eastern Canada.
This brought Ken to Nova Scotia where he embarqued on yet another venture entering the hospitality and tourism industry of our province. Owning a local beverage room in the valley and then quickly becoming the owner and operator of the Bridgewater Motor Inn and the Oak Island Inn and Marina in Western Shore. Ken led by example, he was very involved with his staff ensuring guests received the best service possible and this certainly defined the word team for all of us. He served on the Executive of South Shore Tourism, Vice President of the Innkeepers Guild and was a two term President of the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia(TIANS). He proudly chaired several Seasell’s(marketing ventures into the US) and is a member of the TIANS Honour Role. He was a dedicated, passionate leader in the industry and mentor to many.
Ken also opened Discount Car and Truck Rental in the communities of Kentville, Bridgewater and Yarmouth. The Kentville operation is still managed today by son, Glen.
Outside of his career, hockey became his passion and he impacted the game on many levels. During his days in Ontario and Quebec he won several Western Ontario championships as coach and was president of two minor hockey associations. He coached and was GM of the Bridgewater Blues and Simmons Motor Olands Exports in the 1980’s /1990’s, and a board member of the Valley Wildcats. In recent years, Ken’s efforts secured a Junior A hockey franchise on the South Shore, The Lumberjacks. Ken loved being in the rink and talking hockey to his family and friends.
Ken was a man that lived life to its fullest, always up for a challenge and thrived on these opportunities. His positive outlook on life, strong work ethic and a sense of humour carried him through the peaks and valleys of life and he touched many with these virtues. Ken so enjoyed friend and family gatherings. It was a time full of laughter, stories and an opportunity to fire up the grill.
He loved being on the water boating, doggy beach time, golfing, fishing, cheering and supporting his family at sporting events and a full afternoon of television sports coverage.
Memorial donations in Ken's memory may be made to SHAID Tree Animal Shelter, SPCA, or Mahone Islands Conservation Association. Please come and share your memories of Ken with us during a visitation and reception at Mahone Funeral Home, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay on Saturday April 9th from 2:00 to 4:00pm. Cremation has taken place. Special thanks to the staff of the Valley Regional Hospital and Dr. David Barss.

Ralph E. Hennigar
Ralph Emerson Hennigar, 83 died peacefully surrounded by family in South Shore Regional Hospital on March 30, 2016. Ralph was the son of the late Ralph Hennigar and Marion (Smith) Hennigar.
Ralph grew up in Chester and received a Bachelor of Engineering jointly from Acadia University and Nova Scotia Technical College in 1954. He worked for 5 years in the electrical research and design field with Ontario Hydro in Toronto and throughout Southern Ontario. He returned to Nova Scotia and received a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University in 1961 and set-up a law practice in Chester. In 1961 he met and married his friend, lover and business partner of 44 years, Margaret (Freeman) Hennigar. Marg died in December 2006.
In 1963 Ralph and Marg moved into an 18-room Victorian home in Mahone Bay affectionately known by friends and family as the “big house”. In 1968 the couple purchased the Lunenburg Progress Enterprise, then a small community newspaper that included a printing plant. In 1972 the couple also purchased the Bridgewater Bulletin and for the next quarter century they would buy, sell, start and stop community newspapers. Ralph began to retire in 1982, leaving his law practice and putting his legal and engineering skills to work full-time in the newspaper industry.
Ralph and Marg were avid boaters. Their first boat was built in Mahone Bay, and christened “Satori” a Japanese Buddhist term for awakening. Ralph and his family spent many happy years with friends cruising Mahone Bay and enjoying its many islands.
Ralph was a Mason. Over the years Ralph served his community in numerous ways, including as councilor and deputy mayor in the Town of Mahone Bay, as a board member of the South Shore Regional School Board., and the Lunenburg Hospital Board.
Ralph had a brilliant intellect and enjoyed learning and challenging himself. He had an incredible sense of humour and was well known for his wit and wry smile. No one enjoyed his humour more than he did.
Ralph and Marg were also great travelers … together they visited over 115 countries. Ralph managed a few more travel adventures after Marg died with his daughter Lynn.
After Marg died Ralph surprised his family by staying engaged with his community. The Mahone Bay Centre helped him stay connected through the SCANS program, he also attended the Unity Group, the Chowder Club, concerts, and regularly took himself and others to lunch. Ralph was blessed with many wonderful friends, lunching weekly with Ron Veinot and spending time with his dear friend Lyn Cash.
Ralph is survived by his daughter Lynn; son David, and daughter-in-law Tina (Rafuse); grandsons Justin, Evan and Colin; sister, Elizabeth (Hennigar) Hodges, Chester, and a numerous nieces and nephews.
Ralph had a strong sense of place and believed in supporting the organizations, institutions and even individuals who are the backbone of any community. While much of Ralph’s advice and support is largely unknown he did contribute in a more public way to a number of organizations including, the Canadian and Atlantic Community Newspaper Associations, the Mahone Islands Conservation Association, Trinity United Church, South Shore Regional Hospital, the Mahone Bay Centre, the Mahone Bay Pool, and the Margaret Hennigar Public Library.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Mahone Funeral Home, P.O. Box 200, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay, 902-624-8241. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: Donations in Ralph’s memory may be made to the Mahone Bay Centre or the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore.
Words of remembrance at 4pm, followed by a Celebration of Life event to be held 4 to 6pm on Saturday, April 9th at the Mahone Bay Centre, 45 School St, Mahone Bay.

Noreen M. Hatt
HATT, Noreen Marguerite Hatt, age 83, of Western Shore, passed away peacefully April 21, 2016, with her loved ones by her side, at the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater.
Born in Halifax, January 30, 1933, Noreen was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was also a social butterfly, loving to go to social events throughout Lunenburg County and the Valley, especially if they had old style country music or a lunch. She was very active in the community and willing to volunteer at any event at any time.
She is survived by her sons, Thomas (Lynn), Boutiliers Point; Raymond, Oakhill; David, Halifax; daughters, Margaret (Bud) Mason, Halifax; Sheldonna (Lee) Veinotte, Cornwall; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, Sheldon and son, Robert.
No visitation by her request. A graveside service will he held 2:00pm, Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in the Western Shore Cemetery, Western Shore, Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating.
Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Western Shore Cemetery or Western Shore Baptist Church.
Special thanks to the pulmonary unit of the South Shore Regional Hospital; neighbours, Billy and Dianne Edmonds and special friend, Susan Sawler.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Mahone Funeral Home, P.O. Box 200, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0 Tel. 902-624-8241.

K. Joyce Rhuland
Kathleen Joyce Rhuland -82, Oakland, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday morning, December 7, 2008 with her family by her side.
Born, September 1, 1926 on Heisler's Island, Indian Point, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Jennie (Zwicker) Heisler.
Prior to her marriage on October 15, 1949 to William 'Willie" Rhuland, she worked for Simpson's, Halifax. She later worked at the Sears order office in Mahone Bay which was located in F. U. Mader Hardware Store and operated by Frank and Celia Mader. She was a former member of the Union Church and choir, Indian Point. Later she became a member of Trinity United Church, Mahone Bay where she was honoured with a life membership in the United Church Women; a choir member and a former Sunday school teacher. Joyce was also a member of former Mahone Bay & Area Lionette's as well as a member of the former Fishemen's Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, Mahone Bay Branch.
Also present at her passing was her faithful cat, "Lucky".
She is survived by her daughters, Christine (Robert) Morse; Lisa Rhuland (Gary Dares), all of Mahone Bay; her pride and joy, grandchildren Benjamin and Jenny Morse; sisters, Ruth Spears, Dartmouth; Vera "Dolly" Herchmer, Niagara Falls, Ont.; brother, Lawrence "Bub" (Doris) Heisler, Bridgewater; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, William "Willie" Rhuland on February 5, 2006; a sister, Margaret Wentzell.
Visiting hours will be held 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at Trinity United Church, Mahone Bay, Rev, Ruth Brown officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Mahone Bay.
Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Church; South Shore Palliative Care or Victorian Order of Nurses, Lunenburg County Branch.
Arrangements entrusted to Mahone Funeral Home (902) 624-8241.

James M.R. Dick, P.Eng.
James Martin Ritchie "Jim" Dick, P.Eng., 95, of R.R. 3, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, son of the late James and Mary (Cuthill) Dick, passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 19, 2011 with family, and faithful companion, Chimo (his dog) by his side.
Jim was predeceased by his loving wife, Ethel (Habick) and his daughter, Jessica Fraser (Ethel Jr.).
Left to mourn him are his surviving children, Muriel Kennedy (David), Manitoba and Martin Dick (Janet), Ontario, grandchildren Andrew Fraser (Rachel), Australia, Laurie Fraser (Carl Beaudoin), Ontario, Tobi Bacon (Sean Lepper) Manitoba, Rick Bacon (Karen Bouteiller), Manitoba, Jamie Gallagher (Joanna Kondrat) Ontario, Brennan Gallagher (Lesley), Ontario, Lara Dick, Ontario, 14 great grandchildren, his brother and sister-in-law Tom and Evelyn Dick, Ontario, nieces Margaret Anthony and Rosemary Murray, Ontario, as well as many distant relatives and good friends and neighbours.
Jim was also predeceased by dear friends, Rose Baird and Betty Carbe and fondly remembered by the Baird and Carbe families.
Jim was born in Glasgow, Scotland on October 12, 1916. Jim and family immigrated to Canada in 1951. His engineering career included Weir Shipbuilding, Scotland; Davie Shipbuilding, Quebec; Allis Chalmers, Montreal; George Demers Consulting Engineers, Montreal; ABCO, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. He made a lifetime commitment to The Boy Scout Movement including Scout Master at Knox Crescent and Kensington Church, Montreal and was District Commissioner in the Montreal area. His passion for Scouting and his career was surpassed by his love for his wife, Ethel, who passed away in 1983, and by his pride in his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He often reminisced about good times with family and friends at the cottage in the Laurentians, skating parties on the homemade rink in the backyard, and travel vacations. In later years he cherished the time spent with his dear friends and their families. He was active in Scottish Country Dancing and The Lunenburg Curling Club and was a member of The Professional Engineers Association of Nova Scotia.
The family thanks all Jim's wonderful friends, neighbours and caregivers. You have gone "above and beyond" for this fiercely, independent Scotsman and for us.
A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held 2 p.m., Monday, October 24 at Mahone Funeral Home, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay followed by burial of ashes in Bayview Cemetery, Mahone Bay. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of ones choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Mahone Funeral Home, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay (902) 624-8241.

Mabel A. Veinotte
Mabel Alberta Veinotte, 84, formerly of Upper Cornwall, Lunenburg County, passed away peacefully at Maplestone Enhanced Care, Halifax, on Friday, October 21, 2011.
Born on February 21, 1927 at Upper Cornwall, she was a daughter of the late Charles Benjamin and May (Varner) Veinotte.
She is survived by nieces, Linda (Don) Kellar, Paulette (Douglas) Carver, Judy (Bill) Young, Joan (Milton) Spurrell, Donna (Shaun) Redden, Marie (Leonard) Roach; nephews, Collins Barkhouse, Don (Nadine) Barkhouse, David (Margaret) Garside, Edward (Linda) Garside, Richard Garside, Donald (Gail) Garside. Mabel was like a second grandmother to Michael and Donnie Kellar.
She was predeceased by her sisters, Edith Barkhouse, Lois Garside, Mildred Orton; brothers, Ernest, Charles, Murray and one in infancy; nephew, Ronald Garside.
At Mabel’s request there will not be a visitation. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay, Rev. James Haughn officiating. Burial will be in the Upper Cornwall Cemetery. Family flowers only.
Family flowers only, please. Memorial donations may be made to SHAID Tree Animal Shelter or Canadian Diabetes Association.
A special thank you to the staff at Maplestone Enhanced Care for their loving care, compassion and support during Mabel’s three and one half year stay with them.
Arrangements entrusted to Mahone Funeral Home, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay (902) 624-8241.

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