DEAGLE, Lorraine - 80, Dartmouth, passed away October 20, 2007, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Fargo, N.D., she grew up in Antigonish and spent most of her adult life in Dartmouth. She was a daughter of Leon and Gertrude (Brown) Neima. Lorraine worked as a nurse in St. Mary's Hospital in Montreal. She then worked with her husband in the family jewellery business in Truro, Neima's Credit Jewellers. She was a very talented artist and skillful at crochet and the piano. She loved to skate and was an avid reader. Most of all, family was the focus of her life. Lorraine was a devout Catholic. Surviving are daughter, Trudy (Greg) Fong; sons, Dr. Bill (Michelle Fiander), Kevin (Faye Lewis), Leon (Kerry Woodill), Joseph (Marion Croken); brothers, Robert Buddy (Kay) Neima, Richard (Marie) Neima; sister-in-law, Adelaide MacInnis; grandchildren, Matthew, Stephen, Christopher, Kelsea, Anne, Robert, Heather, Allan, Andrew, Emily, Bryan, Daniel, Gavin, Travis, and great-grandchild, Ari Jacob. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, William Rankin Deagle. Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 23, at 1 p.m., with a memorial service at 2 p.m., both in St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, corner of Main Street and Caledonia Road, Dartmouth, which will be held at 2 p.m., Father Robert Floyd officiating. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Following the burial a reception will be held in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Donations in memory of Lorraine can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
HAUGHN, Patricia Ann
HAUGHN, Patricia Ann - 69, Lunenburg, passed away Friday, October 19, 2007, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Lunenburg, she was a daughter of the late Capt. Foster A. and Jennie L. (Tanner) Corkum. Before she was married, Pat was employed by MT&T as a telephone operator in Lunenburg. She was a member of Central United Church where she was a choir member for over 50 years and a junior choir leader for 12 years and served on many committees within the church. Pat was very involved in the community, as a Brownie Leader and a member of the Girl Guide Association, working in the Hospital Gift Shop and with Meals on Wheels for many years. She was a golden thread of love spun invisibly through all our hearts and lives. She is survived by a daughter, Valerie (Brian) Rowlands, Lunenburg; sister, Shirley Montgomery, Halifax; brother, Arthur Corkum, Toronto; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Corkum, Dartmouth, and several loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald, and brother, Lynn Corkum. Friends are invited to share their memories of Pat during visitation today from 7-9 p.m. in Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Highway 3, Lunenburg, and where the funeral service to celebrate Pat's life will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch or Central United Church Organ Fund.
DUFFY, Michael - 66, Eastern Passage, died Friday, October 19, 2007, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Abrahams Cove, N.L., he was a son of the late Julien and Dorothy (Hall) Duffy. He was employed with Air Canada retiring in 1997 as lead station attendant at Pearson Airport in Toronto, after he moved to Eastern Passage. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Margaret Rose (Wiseman); children, Suzanne (Greg) Fagan, Orlando, Fla.; Lynda (Wayne) Gillis, Eastern Passage; David (Stephanie), Guelph, Ont.; Antoinette Pooh , Toronto; grandchildren, Adam Fagan, Amy and Shane Gillis, Matthew and Justin Duffy; brothers, Bart (Marguerite), Julien Jr. (Betty), Romuald (Cora); sisters, Betty (Joe) MacDonald, Theresa (Albert) White, Rose (Peter) Walsh and Mary Smith. He was predeceased by brothers, Richard and Joe. Visiting will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Eastern Passage Community Funeral Home, 5 Cow Bay Rd. (461-2281). Funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Assumption Roman Catholic Chapel, Shearwater, Father Gabriel Mensah, celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Andrews Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
O'KEEFE, Rita Irene
O'KEEFE, Rita Irene - 84, passed away peacefully in QEII Health Sciences Centre on October 20, 2007. Born in South Ohio, Yarmouth Co., she was a daughter of Ralph and Emma Buchanan (Young). She was predeceased by her husband of 36 years, John O'Keefe in 1990. Affectionately known by her family and friends as Reenie, Aunt NeNi and Keefie, Irene was a soft spoken lady who lived for her Lord and her family. Rita was a faithful attendee of Faith Tabernacle Church. A mother and best friend to her only daughters, Pamela and Darlene (Mrs. David Smith), she will be greatly missed but never forgotten. She leaves behind grandsons, Wayne, Corey and DJ, and beautiful great-grandchildren, Thomas, Matthew, Hailey and Emma, whom she adored. Also surviving is brother, Mervyn Buchanan, Shelburne County; sisters, Ruth Buchanan, Dartmouth; Nelly Long, London, Ont. She was predeceased by brothers, Herkie Buchanan, Louis Buchanan, Leslie Buchanan, Burton Buchanan, and sisters, Genevieve Arnold and Flora Burke. Funeral will be held on Wednesday, October 24, at 11 a.m. in Faith Tabernacle Church, 6225 Summit St., Halifax with Rev. John Cheyne officiating. Visiting will take place Tuesday, October 23, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Windsor Street, Halifax. Committal will follow at 3 p.m. in Osbourne Cemetery in Allendale. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be directed to World Vision or Faith Tabernacle Building Fund.
MacLEOD, Iris Ellen
MacLEOD, Iris Ellen - June 14, 1917- October 20, 2007. Today we say au revoir to a beautiful child of God who brought joy and love to her family, her friends and her community and has now returned home. Iris MacLeod was a devoted wife, a loving and caring mother, a proud grandmother, a loyal friend and a concerned community member. Throughout her life, Iris was actively involved in various community activities such as Home and School, Legion Auxiliary and Silver Light Rebecca Lodge. She also wrote, directed and acted with a local drama group. Her interest in drama had continued throughout her life and she always enjoyed attending productions, especially if family members were involved. She was a strong leader in St. Columba United Church, serving her church in many and varied ways. She was a global citizen and a social activist, supporting many causes both financially and with her writing talents. Iris and her family very much appreciate the many acts of kindness bestowed on her throughout the years; the loaning of necessary medical equipment, items and actions which made her more comfortable and enhanced her quality of life. We also would like to thank the community groups for keeping her involved in their activities by changing venues to accommodate her. We'll also remember her quick wit, her sense of humour and her wonderful sense of style; she was an asset to every conversation and occasion. She will be deeply missed. Iris is survived by daughters, Marilyn Brown, Truro; Carole Woodbury, Tremont; Gillian (Roy) MacPhee, Middle River; Maureen (Kim) Cameron, Stellarton; nine granddaughters and one grandson. She was predeceased by her husband, Arnold; son, Gordon; brother, Stanley Farnsworth. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in St. Columba United Church, Hopewell with Rev. Marjorie Cornelius officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery, Foxbrook Road. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice.
BAKER, Barry Burke
BAKER, Barry Burke - 66, Stewiacke, passed away suddenly in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, on Friday, October 19, 2007. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Frank and Vera (Tays) Baker. Barry was an automotive technician at Halifax Chrysler Dodge for 19 years after attending Halifax Vocational School. He was employed for a short period at National Gypsum in Milford, but for 25 years, he enjoyed every day of his work at LaFarge Canada in Brookfield. Barry was retired from the Stewiacke Volunteer Fire Brigade having served for 15 years. He was very involved as a hockey coach in the community. Many of his player passengers will forever remember their eventful trips to the rink, plus the fact he was never late. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Gwen (Brenton); sons, Brent (Jacqueline Stewart), Stewiacke; Mark (Kelly Crossman), Milford Station; grandchildren, Connor, Cole, Cameron, Seth, Marley; sisters, Beverly, Halifax; Mary (Gordon) Patton, Chico, Calif.; nieces, Frances (David) Heeter, Diane (Lyle) Foster; grandniece, Katelyn. Visitation will take place Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and funeral services 2 p.m. Wednesday, all in Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Main St., Shubenacadie, Rev. David LeBlanc officiating. Burial will take place in Pine Grove Cemetery, Stewiacke East. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice.
CAMERON, Egbert Jaynes Bert
CAMERON, Egbert Jaynes Bert - 89, Northumberland Veterans Unit, Pictou, formerly of Thorburn, passed away October 19, 2007, in the Veterans Unit. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late John George and Ada (Jaynes) Cameron. He was a resident of New Glasgow before moving to Thorburn where he resided all his married life. He was a member of Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn, and a member of Branch 34 Royal Canadian Legion where he was President for a number of years. Bert was a former member of Hudson Masonic Lodge, Thorburn, and a member of the Heritage Club in Westville. He was an overseas veteran having served from 1943-1947 with the engineers building bridges throughout Holland, France, and Germany. Bert worked for over 30 years in the oil industry, retiring as a supervisor with Petro Canada Oil Company. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sadie; daughter, Pam (Roland) Jamieson, Dartmouth; son, John (Debbie Perrin), Thorburn; grandchildren, Sherri, Stephanie, Shannon, Tyler, Zachary; great-grandsons, Cameron, Haydn, Reece; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Irene Hamm, Kaye Cooke, and brother, James. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, from where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Rev. Jeff Lackie officiating. Burial will be in Thorburn Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn, Northumberland Veteran's Unit, Pictou, Aberdeen Palliative Care Society or a charity of your choice.
WENTZELL, Edith Marion
WENTZELL, Edith Marion - 85, Dayspring, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 16, 2007, in Harbour View Haven, Lunenburg, after a lengthy illness. She was a daughter of the late Percy and Ellen (Jodrey) Oickle of Stanburne. Edith was a kind and loving mother who was always willing and ready to help her family and others, in any way. She loved her pets, and very much enjoyed knitting, quilting and had a green thumb, which could be seen in her beautiful house plants and flower garden. She worked at Michelin Tire in Bridgewater for 11 years. Edith is survived by daughters, Marion Carver (William), Nineveh; Marina Snyder, New Germany; sons, Lester (Pat), New Germany; Blaine (Celeste), Middle New Cornwall; Burton (Lisa), Dayspring; grandchildren, Marlon Wentzell, Watford; Lorie (Bruce) Rhodenizer, Wentzell Lake; Julie (Jeff) Picard, Newbury, Mass.; Nancy and Heidi Snyder, Dartmouth; Larry Wentzell, Midville Branch; Rebekah and Fenton Thompson; great-grandchildren, Tiffany and Nicholas Wentzell, Nathan Picard, Ashley and Lawrence Rhodenizer. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Joyce Oickle, Audrey Wentzell, Elaine McCarthy, Florence Wright, and brother-in-law, Kendall (Phyllis) Mosher. She was predeceased by infant son, Laurie; sister, Madeline Bassett; brothers, Kendall and Arnold; sister-in-law, Minola Mosher; brothers-in-law, Chester Bassett, Burpee and Dolan Wentzell. Edith will be always loved and greatly missed by her family and many friends. Cremation has taken place under the direction of R. A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville. Private family interment will follow at a later date. No visitation or flowers by request. Memorial donations may be made to SHAID Tree Animal Shelter or charity of choice.
CHASE, Sherman Everett
CHASE, Sherman Everett - 70, Bridgetown, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2007, in Annapolis County Adult Residential Centre, Bridgetown. Born in Prince Albert, Annapolis Co., he was a son of the late Everett and Helen (Simpson) Chase. Sherman enjoyed listening to country music and was a very kind and caring person who was always concerned about his family, friends and community. He is survived by sisters, Gwen Kennedy, Brantford, Ont.; Marion Kennedy, Margaretsville; brothers, Gordon (Vivian), Brantford, Ont.; William (Gail), Delhi, Ont. He was predeceased by sister, Hazel in infancy. By request, there will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 24, in Victoria Vale Cemetery, Rev. Jeff Sears officiating. Donations in memory may be made to Annapolis County Adult Residential Centre.
KILLAM, Vera Audrey
KILLAM, Vera Audrey - 90, Wilmot, passed away Friday, October 19, 2007, in Grand View Manor, Berwick. Born in Kingston, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Oressa (Weir) Tupper. Vera served with the Canadian Womens' Army Corps as a telegrapher during the Second World War. She was an avid reader and loved doing puzzle books. She is survived by her daughters, April (Peter) Cahill, Kentville; Evelyn (Henry) Pedersen, Winnipeg, Man.; Anne (Wilfred Junior ) Thibeault, Middleton; sister, Marguerite Drew, Middleton; brother, Earle (Joan) Tupper, Terrace, B.C.; grandchildren, Jacqueline (Doug) MacInnis, Groves Point; Robin Parker, Kentville; Diana Pedersen, Winnipeg, Man.; Julie Pedersen, Otterville, Ont.; Christopher Oliver, Michael Thibeault and Brenda-Lee (Ian) Brown, all of Middleton; five great- grandchildren; stepgrandchildren, Melanie MacInnis, Calgary, Alta.; Virginia MacInnis, Truro. She was predeceased by her husband, Irvin; sisters, Kathleen, Myrna, Myrtle; brother, Murray. Visitation was held 7-9 p.m. Sunday, October 21, and funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, both in Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448, Rev. Elizabeth Johnson officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Middleton. Donations in memory may be made to Grand View Manor, Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
MacDONALD, Anna Mae
MacDONALD, Anna Mae - 96, Indian Brook, passed away October 19, 2007, in Alderwood Rest Home. She was the daughter of the late George and Katie (MacDonald) Dauphney. She was born in Indian Brook on October 25, 1910, and was a member of Bethel United Church. She is survived by her foster daughter, Jacqueline Carmichael, North Sydney, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, D.J. MacDonald; brothers, Captain Bill, Captain D.J., seaman A.J.; sisters, Katie and Tina. She is resting in St. Ann's Bay United Church with visitation 2-7 p.m. Tuesday, October 23. Funeral service on Wednesday, October 24, at 2 p.m. in St. Ann's Bay United Church with Rev. Louis Ihasz officiating. Donations may be made to St. Ann's Bay United Church or Alderwood Rest Home.