CURRIE, Liam David
CURRIE, Liam David - As a result of a tragic car accident, on October 7, 2007 we mark the passing of our beloved husband, brother, uncle and friend. Born in Sydney Mines on June 10, 1953, son of the late John Currie and Josephine (MacPhee) Currie. Liam, longtime resident of Halifax is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Betty Van-der-Gaag Currie; brothers, John (Kate), Dougall (Bev) and Bernie (Patricia); sisters, Eleanor, Sharon (Alec) and Claire (Gord); and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Liam earned his diploma in electrical and marine engineering; BA where he majored in political science and MA in international development, both from St. Mary's University. Liam was employed on the gypsum boats and St. Mary's University for many years, and for the past several years he was a successful entrepreneur. Liam lived life to the fullest. His special passion for travel took him to 48 countries where he immersed himself in the many cultures and customs. Liam was an avid golfer of Ashburn Golf and Country Club where his greatest accomplishment-breaking par! Some of Liam's other interests were antique cars, fishing, skiing, hockey, snowmobiling and spending time with his buddies. Liam's generous spirit and extraordinary love of life was infectious. Many of his acts of kindness and support went unheralded. Liam was a great guy and will be missed by all who knew him. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at Snow's Funeral Chapel, Windsor St., Halifax at 2 p.m. Friday, October 12, 2007. Cremation has taken place. Burial will be held at a later date in Sydney Mines. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
WALTERS, Una Vale
WALTERS, Una Vale - 72, Marriott's Cove, Lunenburg Co., passed away October 8, 2007 surrounded by her family at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, following a lengthy illness. Born in Marriott's Cove, she was the adopted daughter of the late Elwyn and Della (Millett) Eisnor. In her earlier years Una taught school briefly but spent most of her life caring for her family. Una is survived by her husband of 55 years, Calvin; daughters, Debbie (Barry) Cleveland, Oakland; Dianne (Winton) Cook, East River; granddaughter, Candace (Harold) Bent; great-grandchildren, Taelor and Jordan, Marriott's Cove; sister, Greta Hatt, Shoreham Village Home, Chester. Una will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Her loving spirit will live on in our hearts forever. There will be no visitation as requested. The private funeral service with family will be held today in Davis Funeral Home, Chester, with Rev. Don Dunn officiating. The private burial to follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Chester Basin. Memorial donations may be made to South Shore Regional Hospital Foundation, Bridgewater.
COOK, Daisy Isilda
COOK, Daisy Isilda - 85, of Lunenburg and formerly of First South, passed away Monday, October 8, 2007 at Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care, Lunenburg. Born in Chelsea, she was a daughter of the late John and Bernice (Joudrey) Henley. Daisy worked at Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care, Lunenburg for a number of years. She was a homemaker who loved to cook for her family and spending time in her vegetable garden. She was a member of First South United Church, and will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. Daisy is survived by daughters, Annie Cook, Halifax; Patricia (Ernest) Ritcey, Riverport; son, Philip (Brenda) Cook, First South; sister, Annie Ganter, Liverpool; brother, John, Liverpool; daughter-in-law, Diane Cook, First South; grandchildren, Wanda, Tommy, Deborah and Linda; great-grandchildren, Ashley and Kyra. She was predeceased by her husband Ivan; son, Ivan Jr.; brothers, Irvin and Gerald and two children in infancy. Friends are invited to share their memories of Daisy with her family during visitation, Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, Lunenburg, and where the funeral service to celebrate Daisy's life will be held Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. Grace Caines-Corkum officiating. Interment will be in Sunny Valley Cemetery, Centre. Flowers from the immediate family only. Memorial donations may be made to Harbour View Haven or First South United Church.
WOLFE, Gertrude Lillian "Gertie"
WOLFE, Gertrude Lillian "Gertie" - 79, Oakwood Terrace, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully Monday, October 8, 2007 in the home, surrounded by her loving family. Born January 22, 1928 in Charlottetown, P.E.I., she was the daughter of the late James and Mary (McGee) Burns. Gertie worked with Dominion Stores, Wyse Road, Dartmouth during the 1960's; Sobeys, Lacewood Drive, Dartmouth during the 1970's; Baxter's Dairy, Burnside and then with Carlton Cards, Mic Mac Mall, until her retirement. She loved her family and especially enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren. Gertrude is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Francis Leroy "Frank"; daughters, Sherry (Robert) Miller, Hammonds Plains; grandchildren, Trudi and Andrea Miller; brother, James Burns, Dartmouth; two nieces and one nephew. She was predeceased by her brother, Bobby Burns. Gertie's family would like to thank the wonderful staff in the Alzheimer's Unit at Oakwood Terrace for their care and compassion over the years. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where the funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home Family Reception Centre. Family flowers only. If so desired, donations in Gertie's memory to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia are welcomed.
MILLER, Raymond Lyle
MILLER, Raymond Lyle - 34, of Telford, passed away suddenly October 8, 2007. Born July 13, 1973 in New Glasgow he was a son of Barbara (Joby) of Telford and John (Lori) of Stellarton. Raymond loved his family and was well known as a softy. He always had a hug and a smile. He loved to hang out with the guys, enjoying life one day at a time. Raymond was employed by Portland Residential Contractors, and worked hard at everything he did. Besides his parents Barbara (Joby) and John (Lori) he is survived by his beloved son "Little Ray" and Ray's mother, Nancy of Musquodoboit; maternal grandmother, Lois MacPhee; sisters, Jennifer (Dixon) and Barbara Dawn; nephew, Austin; niece, Jessica; also several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather Harold MacPhee, paternal grandparents Jack and Evangeline Miller and his aunt Jessie. Raymond was loved by all who knew him and will be sadly missed. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow from where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Rev. Charles McPherson officiating. Burial will be in Telford Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice.
MACKINNON, Kenneth Joseph Chisholm, M.D., F.R.C.S.C.
MACKINNON, Kenneth Joseph Chisholm, M.D., F.R.C.S.C. - Mahoney's Beach, Antigonish Co., died peacefully at age 86 on October 8, 2007 surrounded by his family at St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish, of prostate cancer. A man of deep faith, humility, compassion and intellectual curiosity, he touched and changed many lives. His many interests included fly-fishing, gardening, meditation and his property at Mahoney's Beach. Born in Antigonish in 1921, he was the son of Dr. William Francis and Mary (Chisholm) MacKinnon. He graduated from St. Francis Xavier University and Dalhousie Medical School. After his marriage to Ann Frances Meech in 1945, he practiced medicine with his father in Antigonish and his father-in-law Dr. Lloyd Meech in North Sydney before moving to Montreal. They resided there for over 30 years where they raised their nine children. He is survived by his second wife Beryl MacIntosh; children: Sheilagh (William Hudon), Southside Harbour, and Denver, Colo.; JoAnn (Chris Murphy), Halifax; Dr. David (Geraldine), Tappan, N.Y.; Mairi (Sasha Manacas), Montreal; Dr. Susan (Bruce Tucker), Highland Park, N.J.; Kenneth (Laura Santini), Montreal; Dr. Laura (George Cawkwell), Kingston, Ont.; Kathryn (John Metcalf), Halifax; daughter-in-law Diane, St. Andrew's. He is also survived by his sisters Maureen MacGillivray and Patricia MacNeil and brother Rev. Gregory MacKinnon of Antigonish; 24 grandchildren; 2 stepgrandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents, his first wife Ann; son, Wm. Lloyd of St. Andrew's; 5 siblings, 2 in adulthood (brothers William and John of Antigonish). Dr. MacKinnon received his post-graduate medical training at McGill University, joining the staff of the Royal Victoria Hospital and McGill University in 1953. He was appointed Urologist in Chief at the Royal Victoria Hospital in 1959 and Professor of Surgery and Chairman of the Division of Urology at McGill University in 1969. In his latter years at the Royal Victoria Hospital, he was Chairman of the Medical Board and Director of Professional Services. In 1958, he was a key member of the transplant team which performed one of the first successful kidney transplants in the world. He held visiting professorships at 13 medical centres in Canada, the U.S. and Israel. In 1979, he and Ann moved to Nairobi, Kenya where he was Executive Director of the Aga Khan Hospital. They returned to Nova Scotia in 1982 where he became Chief of Staff at the Halifax Infirmary and Adjunct Professor of Urology at Dalhousie University. He established a Palliative Care Unit at the Halifax Infirmary. He and Ann moved to Antigonish and in semi-retirement, he directed the Palliative Care Unit at St. Martha's Hospital and helped establish others around the province. Among many honors, Dr. MacKinnon was awarded Doctor of Laws by Dalhousie University and St. Francis Xavier University and received the Canadian Urological Association Achievement Award. He served as President of the Canadian Urological Association and the Canadian Academy of Urological Surgeons. He loved and lived life with passion. Visitation will be in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral mass will be in St. Ninian's Cathedral on Friday at 11 a.m. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to the Palliative Care Society of Antigonish Town and County, P.O. Box 996, Antigonish, N.S., B2G 2S3 or L'Arche Antigonish, 4 West Street, Antigonish, B2G 1R8.
LAYBOLT, Douglas Stephen
LAYBOLT, Douglas Stephen - 58, of Dartmouth passed away October 8, 2007 at home. Born in Lower Ship Harbour he was the son of the late Reginald and Gladys (Siteman) Laybolt. He was a service station manager for over 30 years at various locations. He is survived by daughter Dawn Sheri Laybolt (Tim), Drayton Valley, Alta.; son, Donovan Shawn Laybolt (Carla), Dartmouth; their mother, Betty, Hardwood Lands; sister, Margaret Carriére (Daniel), Ont.; brothers, Scott (Mary) and William (Sheila) Laybolt, both of Ship Harbour; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Atlantic Funeral Home 771 Main St., Dartmouth. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday October 12, 2007 in St. Stephen's Anglican Church Lower Ship Harbour. Burial in St. Stephen's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Stephen's Church Memorial Fund.
JOHNSTON, William Roderick
JOHNSTON, William Roderick - 80, passed away October 8, 2007. Born in Sydney, to the late Roderick and Elizabeth (MacNeil) Johnston. Survived by wife, Florence; children, Stephen, Laura Leigh, William; eight grandsons; brothers, Edward and Donald; sisters, Anne, Margaret, Beverly, Roberta and Lorraine; sister-in-law, Anne; also many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Robert, John, Michael and Raymond; sisters, Laura, Elizabeth, Martha and sister Margaret in childhood. Visitation in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday 11 a.m. St. Anthony Daniel Church.
HARDY, William Matthew "Matt"
HARDY, William Matthew "Matt" - 45, Harbourville, Kings Co., passed away peacefully at his home in Harbourville, on Friday, October 5, 2007. Born in Windsor, Hants Co., on September 21, 1962, he was a son of William Patrick "Pat" (Laura) Hardy, Riverview, N.B., and Sherrill Sandra (DeMont) Hardy, Aylesford. Besides his parents, he is survived by his brother, Joseph Patrick (Deborah) Hardy, Somerset, Kings Co.; niece, Kate Hardy; nephew, Daniel Hardy; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was also known as uncle Matt to Nick and Morgan Lutz and Kaylem Horsnell. He was predeceased by grandparents, William and Vivian Hardy; Fred and Hattie DeMont.; aunt, Margaret Williams and cousin, William Borowic (Arizona). Visitation for Matt will take place tonight (Wednesday) from 7-9 p.m. in the H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S., B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900), from where the funeral service will take place 2 p.m. Thursday October 11. Rev. Ray A. Francis officiating, with burial in the Berwick Cemetery. Flowers welcomed, donations in his memory may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia, or to the Victorian Order of Nurses, Annapolis Valley Branch.
CONRAD, Annabel Mina
CONRAD, Annabel Mina - 85, of Bayport, died on Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at the Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born in Fawcett Hill, N.B., she was the daughter of the Rev. W. Pierce and Jessie (Lutes) Stiles. In her earlier years, Annabel, graduated from the Jacksonville High School and the Carleton County Vocational School and went on to work in Moncton at the Charles E. Harmer Wholesalers. After moving to Lunenburg, she worked as receptionist for Dr. Reg Saunders. She was a member of Central United Church, Lunenburg and a member of the Margaret R. Unit of the UCW. Annabel was an avid bridge player who spent many hours playing bridge with friends. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her. Annabel is survived by her husband Paul; sons, Blair (Jocelyn), Keirstead of Woodstock, N.B.; Bill (Wendy) Keirstead, Timberlea; brothers, Ken (Marion) Stiles, Wolfville; Don (Marge) Stiles, Sussex; 4 grandchildren, Megan, John, Jenette and Janis; great-grandchildren, and longtime friend, Vera Hoyt of Fredericton, N.B. She was predeceased by her first husband, Douglas Keirstead, and a brother Blair. Friends are invited to share their memories of Annabel with her family during visitation Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, Lunenburg. Funeral Service to celebrate Annabel's life will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Central United Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Grace Caines-Corkum officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Central United Church UCW or to the Alzheimer's Society.
MYATT, William Joseph Uncle Bill
MYATT, William Joseph Uncle Bill - 73, West Chezzetcook, passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, October 16, 2007. Born in West Chezzetcook, he was a son of the late Fred and Alice Myatt. Bill will be dearly missed by his brothers, Bert, Halifax; Reg (Claire), Montreal; Joe (Marg), West Chezzetcook; Jerome (Joan), West Chezzetcook; sisters, Patricia (Douglas) LaPierre, West Chezzetcook; Margaret Julien, West Chezzetcook; Jean (Bernie) Crilley, Porters Lake, and many, many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Art. Bill was employed at HMCS Dockyard for 28 years until his retirement. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place on Friday, October 26, from 7-9 p.m. in Rowlings Funeral Home, Musquodoboit Harbour. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, October 27, at 10 a.m. in St. Anslem's Church, West Chezzetcook. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Reception immediately following in West Chezzetcook/Grand Desert Recreation Centre, Grand Desert. Bill was not only a great-uncle, but a GREAT uncle We'll miss you Uncle Bill