Spurgeon James Webber
WEBBER, Spurgeon James - 87, Halifax, passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family, March 27, 2003. He was the eldest son of the late Walter and Minnie Webber.
Spurgeon was a veteran of the Second World War, a founding member of the Armdale Yacht Club, and a teacher of industrial arts until his retirement. He served as an elder for Bethany United Church and also enjoyed carpentry, sailing and model ship building.
He is survived by his wife, Anne (Clarke); daughters, Sharon Boyd, New Minas; Shirley Horsburgh, Berwick; sons, David, Dartmouth; Warren, Florida; stepchildren, Mervyn Buchanan, Peterborough, Ont.; Judson Buchanan, Toronto; Philip Buchanan, Edmonton; Wendy Zechman, Edmonton; Leslie Lutz, Halifax; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Lillian Roseveare, Halifax; Edna Smith, Hammonds Plains; Doris Charters, Bedford; Beverly Selig, Bridgewater; brothers, Reginald, Dartmouth; Charles, Riverside, N.B.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Ivy (Nickerson); sister, Pearl Gillis; brothers, Ernest; Raymond; Gerald; Victor and Donald in infancy.
Spurgeon will be missed for his integrity, kindness and sense of humour.
Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax.
Percy William Hunt
HUNT, Percy William - 85, passed away in the VG Site, QEII, March 28, 2003, with his loving family by his bedside. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Frederick and Cora (Jennings) Hunt.
He served our country in the Second World War from 1939-1945 with The Princess Louise Fusiliers. He served in the Liberation of Holland in 1945 and also served in the fourth RCHA from 1955-1967. After retirement, he served in the Corps of Commissionaires for several years. He enjoyed boating, fishing and hunting and was an avid supporter of the Nova Scotia Wildlife Association. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 95, Bedford.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Ruby "Betty" (Dunbrack); daughters, Beverly (Gordon) Brown, Halifax; Elizabeth "Dodi" (Glenn) Robinson, Windsor; Janetta (William) Tanner, Sackville; son, Donald (Maxine), Sackville; brothers, Charles, Halifax; Wyman, Mount Uniacke; sisters, Anna Burke, Halifax; Mary Maxwell and Lila (Ken) Maxwell, Sackville; Ella Hobin, Halifax; Debra (Art) LeMere, Millbay, B.C.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brothers, Fred, James, and John; sisters, Dorothy and Florence. He will be sadly missed by his loving family and all who ever knew him.
Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, with a Legion service at 7 p.m., in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Funeral service 10 a.m. Monday in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church with reception to follow. Burial 1 p.m. Monday in Maple Wood Cemetery, Windsor.
Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Canadian Cancer Society or Nova Scotia Wildlife Association.
Shirley Jean Hatcher (Young)
HATCHER (Young), Shirley Jean - 63, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully Friday, March 28, 2003, at home. Born March 17, 1940, in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Minnie (Sheaves) Johnson.
Shirley is survived by her husband of seven years, Daniel Hatcher; children, Beverly (Mark) Dauphinee, Burton, N.B.; Heather (Robert) Matthews, Dartmouth; Mark Young, Fredericton, N.B.; Peter Young, Dartmouth; stepchildren, Carolyn (Gord) Marsh, Ontario; David, Alberta; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Eileen Way, Betty Evis, Dartmouth; Bernice (Charles) Warren, Halifax; Diane (Ken) Joy, Truro; brothers, Peter (Doris) Johnson, Dartmouth; Douglas (Anne) Johnson, Stewiacke; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her infant son, Ronald Alan Young; brother, Donald Johnson.
Shirley had retired from HRM school board in 2000 after 20 years of janitorial work, which she thoroughly enjoyed. Cremation has taken place.
Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Monday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday in Atlantic Funeral Home Chapel, Dartmouth, Rev. Susan MacAlpine-Gillis officiating. Reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home Family Reception Centre. Interment in Mount Herman Cemetery.
Flowers welcome or a donation in Shirley's memory to Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada, 100-650 Waterloo St., London, ON N6B 2R4 (1-800-265-5106) would be appreciated. A special thank you to the Victorian Order of Nurses and Dr. M. Moriarty for their wonderful support during mom's illness.
Daniel Takeshi Hashimoto
HASHIMOTO, Daniel Takeshi - 73, Owls Head (retired from Westroc Industries), passed away March 27, 2003, in Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital, Musquodoboit Harbour, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Namu, B.C. June 16, 1929, he was a son of the late Naojiro and Masae.
He was the beloved husband of Barbara Jean (Groff); dear father of Wayne and wife Ruth, Gary, Gail, Julie and husband Steve Ingo and Christine and husband Michael Puccini. Cherished grandfather of Craig and wife Genevre, Christopher, Leah, Natalie, Samantha and Cameron.
He was predeceased by brother, Masaaki; sisters, Naoue, Chizuko, Shizuyo "Margaret", Kaoru "Irene".
Sadly missed by cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Private family service Monday, March 31.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Twin Oaks Hospital Foundation, 7704 No. 7 Highway, Musquodoboit Harbour, NS B0J 2L0 would be greatly appreciated by the family. Special thanks to the staff of Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital and Dr. Muirhead.
Gordon Hugh Major
MAJOR, Gordon Hugh - 84, Hatchet Lake, passed away March 27, 2003, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII. Born July 3, 1918, in Waverley, he was the youngest child of the late Walter and Jessie Major.
He attended Chebucto Road School and Bloomfield High School. He served overseas during the Second World War in the Canadian Army as an ambulance driver. He later worked for Taylor Lincoln Motors for 32 years.
Gordon is survived by his wife, Maxine (Johnson); daughter, Christine Crocker (David), Brookside Road; stepdaughters, Marilyn Blackburn, Timberlea; Donna Hopkinson (Harold); stepson, David Burgess (Lynda), both of Brookside Road; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
He was predeceased by brother, Eugene "Ted"; sisters, Rita and Margaret.
Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Saturday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Cremation will then take place. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday in St. Timothy's Anglican Church, Rev. Glenn Eason officiating. A reception will follow in the church. Burial will be in Oakridge Memory Gardens. Donations may be made to Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII or a charity of your choice.
Leandre J. "Leon" Boudreau
BOUDREAU, Leandre J. "Leon" - 1919 - 2003, West Porters Lake, passed away March 26, 2003 in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Memramcook, N.B., he was a son of the late Antoine and Eugenie Boudreau (Memramcook).
Leon was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Merchant Navy. He was also a member of St. Anselm's Roman Catholic Church, West Chezzetcook and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He belonged to the Bricklayers Union No. 1, Halifax.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Elena (LeBlanc); children, Paul (Janet), Anthony (Edmeť), Dennis (Debby), Anne (Doug) Eisan, all of Porters Lake; stepson, Bobby (Donna) Ryan, Dartmouth; brother, Allain (Theresa), Memramcook; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his stepdaughter, Elizabeth "Betty" (Red) Hawboldt; 10 brothers; one sister.
The remains are resting in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Anselm's Roman Catholic Church, West Chezzetcook, Father Johnie Matthews officiating. Burial to follow in the church cemetery. Donations to may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Dr. Lawrence Clayton "Clay" Dymond B.Sc.,M.Sc.,MD,FRCPC,FCACB
DYMOND, Dr. Lawrence Clayton "Clay", B.Sc., M.Sc., MD, FRCPC, FCACB - 57, Bedford, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 25, 2003, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in St. John's, NL, on October 8, 1945, he was a son of Lucy (Waddleton) and the late Henry Dymond.
After earning his B.Sc. at Memorial University, he completed his M.Sc. in clinical chemistry and MD at Dalhousie University, where he received the Dalhousie Medical Student "Silver D" Medal and the Ross Stewart Smith Fellowship. Following his internship at the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, he spent two years in practice as a general practitioner in Grand Bank, NL. In 1974, he entered the Residency Training Program in medical biochemistry at the University of Toronto, achieving Fellowship (Royal College Physicians & Surgeons) certification in 1979. He also obtained certification with the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists, the American Board of Pathology, and in 1984, he became a founding Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemists. Dr Dymond led a distinguished career as a medical biochemist. After his first position with the Department of Health in Charlottetown, P.E.I., he accepted a position in 1980 as medical biochemist at the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax. He was then appointed as assistant director, and subsequently, Director, of Laboratory Services at Camp Hill Hospital. Following the Camp Hill Medical Centre merger, he became the consultant medical biochemist at the Halifax Infirmary, where he remained until 1997, also serving as Deputy Chief in the Department of Pathology. Consequent to the QEII Health Sciences Centre merger, Dr. Dymond relocated to the Victoria General Hospital site in 1997, where he served until 2003 as medical biochemist with a special interest in endocrine chemistry. He was also a Consultant at Dartmouth Community Hospital, and the Cobequid Multi Services Centre. Although his professional career was spent entirely in the Atlantic provinces, Dr. Dymond was active on the national scene in several professional organizations, including the Canadian Association of Medical Biochemists (President 1987-89); Canadian Association of Pathologists (President 1990-91). He was also active in various national hospital accreditation and quality assurance activities. Closer to home, Dr. Dymond served as President of the Section of Laboratory Medicine, Nova Scotia Medical Society (1986-87), and as President of the Nova Scotia Society of Clinical Chemists (1995-2003), as well as played a significant role in organizing several national and regional scientific meetings which were held in Halifax. Dr. Dymond held the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology, Dalhousie University. He made many valuable contributions to the academic community, particularly in the area of graduate and postgraduate teaching, and in the training of laboratory technologists. He cared a great deal about all his students, and countless honours-level science students, graduate students and residents have benefited from his dedication and enthusiasm for teaching. Dr Dymond served as Director of the Medical Biochemistry Residency Training Program (1981-1992), and also served as Director of the General Pathology Residency Training Program (1999-2003). In 1996, he was presented an Honourary Diploma from the Nova Scotia Community College. Always interested in sports, in his youth he was an excellent athlete participating in swimming, soccer, hockey, track and field. In later years, he enjoyed curling, golf, and also coached minor hockey. In his private life, Clay will be remembered for his love, humour, and generosity towards family and friends, his avid interest in the stock market, and his unusual art collection. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was predeceased by his father, Henry "Harry".
He is survived by his wife, Victoria "Tory" (Stanfield); daughter, Andrea Jeanne and son, Charles Andrew, Bedford; mother, Lucy (Waddleton); sister, Jean; brothers, Harry, Derek (Maureen), Garry (Marie), St. John's, NL; brother, Jim (Barbara), Peterborough, Ont.; sister, Sandra (Colin) Tucker, Fredericton, N.B.; special cousin, Allison Pittman; uncles, Fraser (Dorothy) Dymond, St. John's, NL; Hugh (Mary) Dymond, Toronto, Ont.; mother-in-law, Jeanne Stanfield; brothers-in-law, Charles (Madonna), Craig (Joanne) Stanfield, Bedford and Halifax; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Cremation has taken place. No visitation. A memorial service followed by a reception will be held Saturday, April 5th at 2 p.m. in the University Club, Dalhousie University.
Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association, or Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.