OUELLET, Phyllis Louise
76, Hubley, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 22, 2008, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Halifax on January 20, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Kathleen Nevin. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Guy Thomas Ouellet, Hubley; children, Ruth Catherine Ouellet, Ottawa, Ont.; Francois Pierre Ouellet, Banff, Alta.; Guy Stephen Ouellet, Halifax; Michelle Louise Ryan, Halifax; Alice Jacqueline Ouellet, Halifax; grandchildren, Christian, Alyssa, Jonathon, Solange, and Guylaine; her sister, Ruth (Nevin) Mccumber and brother-in-law, Ray Mccumber, Halifax; brothers, John Nevin, Chester; Bob Carter, Ontario, and Larry Carter, Alberta. She was predeceased by beloved granddaughter, Elizabeth Ryan. Living a full life and enriching everyone's lives she had contact with, Phyllis' rich life influenced many people in the Capitol Theatre on Barrington Street, radio and TV personalities of CJCH, the health care professionals and their patients in the Abbie Lane Hospital, as well as the IWK Health Centre (Emergency Department). Her infectious smile and bubbly personality, along with her kindness with others, left a long-term impression on many of the volunteers, especially with the Camp Hill veterans, the members of the Prayer Line, those involved with the wonderful organization of the Catholic Women's League and all the members of the Chiefs and Petty Officers Association. She will be missed by all and memories of her will last a long time for those who have been touched by her presence. Special thanks to the staff of the Palliative Care Ward of the VG Site, QEII. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, November 29, at 11 a.m. in St. Marguerite Bourgeouis Church (Sacred Heart Church), Timberlea. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Elizabeth Ryan Trust Fund.
SCOTT, Ernest "Sonny"
90, Dartmouth, passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2008, at his home with his devoted wife by his side. Born in Regina, Sask., he was a son of the late Elizabeth and George Scott. Having the spirit of a true entrepreneur, he was always involved with ideas and sales. One of his first ventures consisted of purchasing three airplanes from the military shortly after the war, one of which became a landmark for many years in Lower Sackville. Sonny was the owner of several car companies, including Scott Motors and Scott Auto Sales. He was also a well-known softball player in his younger years winning several provincial championships for the Halifax Shipyards. Sonny was also a veteran of the Second World War. He was very caring of animals and especially his pet dogs. Sonny is survived by his wife, Margaret; sons, Bill (Patricia), Bob (Sandra), and Bernie; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brother, Bernie; sister, Margaret and daughter-in-law, Joanne. Special thanks to Dr. Gregory Roy, nurse Grant Patriquin, Nightingale Home Nursing Services, the nurses and staff at Dartmouth General Hospital and the support provided by MP Peter Stoffer. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. At Sonny's request, there will be no service.
NEWELL, Dorothy Edith
90, Villagedale, Shelburne Co., passed away on November 22, 2008, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. She is also survived by daughter, Betsy (Ephraim) Larkin, Cambridge.
BOUDREAU, Marion Irene
Wedgewood Retirement Home, Kentville, passed away peacefully at the age of 99 on Thursday, November 27, 2008, in the home. Born in Cooks Brook, Halifax Co., she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Emma (Kent) Benjamin. She was a member of St. James Anglican Church, Kentville, and a member of the A.C.W. She was a member of the Retired Teacher's Association, having taught for 30 years in Kings and Halifax Counties. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Evangeline Chapter 15, Kentville, and an honourary life member of the Senior Citizens New Horizons Club. She is survived by sister, Shirley Castle, Stewiacke; and many loving and caring nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest Boudreau; three brothers, Frank, Lorne and Ernest Benjamin. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, November 29, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, with an Order of the Eastern Star service to be held at 10 a.m. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 29, in St. James Anglican Church, Kentville, Archdeacon Lynn Uzans officiating. Burial will take place in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill. Donations in memory may be made to St. James Anglican Church, Kentville, or the charity of your choice. Marion's family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff of Wedgewood Retirement Home for the loving care given to Marion over the past 12 years. She considered them to be her extended family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
BISHOP, Frances Mary
Passed away in Halifax after a brief illness at the age of 90 years. She is lovingly remembered by her brother, James Borden, Lower Canard, Kings Co.; son, David, Port Alberni, B.C.; daughters, Mary, Calgary, Alta.; Ruth, Moncton, N.B., Heather, Ottawa; grandchildren, Scott, Jennifer, Heather, Karen, Christa, Tim, Andrew, Pamela; great-grandchildren, Natalie, Alex, Morgan, Heidi, Marcus, Graeme; and many nieces and nephews. A daughter of the late Scott Emerson and Estelle Delia Borden of Lower Canard, she was predeceased by her husband, Rev. Boyd R. Bishop (Round Hill, Annapolis Co.), in 1980; brother, Charles; sister, Grace. Boyd and Frances served in pastoral charges for the United Church of Canada in Guysborough, Elderbank, Minto, N.B., Dalhousie, N.B., Bible Hill, and Halifax. Frances was a lifelong member of United Church Women. She will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held at a later time. Arrangements entrusted to J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Halifax.
YOGIS, Mary Catherine, RN
Passed away peacefully in her sleep in Poseidon Care Centre, Winnipeg, on November 26, 2008. Born in Halifax in 1918, she was a daughter of the late Katherine (Jewell) and Harold Faulkrod and a long-time resident of Halifax who moved to Winnipeg to reside with her son Paul and his family in 2007. Mum was a registered nurse who graduated from the Halifax Infirmary School of Nursing with her close friend Gertrude Scully. She worked at both the "old" Infirmary as well as the Halifax Civic Hospital before she retired. In her retirement Mum enjoyed the craft "get-togethers" with the ladies from St. Stephen's Church on Tuesday mornings. She is survived by daughters, Madelane (Louis) Chiasson and Marian Gray, as well as sons, Paul (Marlene) Yogis and Robert (Millie) Yogis. In addition, she leaves behind her sister, Elizabeth Kingsborough; grandchildren, Jennifer Gray, Jillian, Madison and Adam Yogis; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by Vincent Yogis, her beloved husband of 49 years, and her sister, Kay. Sincere thanks to Elisabeth Janzen, for her kindness and care of Mum while she was living at Poseidon Care Centre. Visitation will be held in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, November 30. Funeral mass will be held in Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church (formerly known as St. Stephen's Church) on Normandy Drive at Robie Street on Monday, December 1, at 11 a.m., Father Gilbert Bertrand OMI officiating. Burial will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated.
MURPHY, Gertrude Agnes
Passed away in Oromocto Public Hospital on November 25, 2008, in her 74th year. Born in Corner Brook, N.L., she is survived by her husband, James; her son, Gary and his wife Chrystal, Halifax; her daughter, Catherine and her partner Roy, Oromocto, N.B.; grandchildren, Nichole, Stephanie, and Rebecca. She also survived by her sisters, Hilda Walker, Prince Edward Island; Monica Stitsworth and Mary McKinney, U.S.A., and many friends. Burial services will be in Corner Brook, N.L., at a later date, For those who wish, memorial tributes made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home, Oromocto, N.B., is entrusted with arrangements.
HARTT, Elizabeth Jane "Betty"
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing on Wednesday, November 26, 2008, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, of our dear mother, grandmother and sister, Elizabeth Jane "Betty" Hartt, 75, of Mount Denson, Hants Co. Born on July 29, 1933, in Windsor, she was the youngest daughter of the late Charles and Lillian (MacDonald) Moore. She is survived by daughter, Linda (Brian) Shay, Hantsport; sons, Paul (Cindy Bourque), Mount Denson; Terry (Verneice Brown), New Minas; grandchildren, Danielle and Courtney Shay, Hantsport; Carleton and Chantel Hartt, New Minas; sister, Myrtle Moore, Rye, N.H.; special niece, Sandra (Edward) Patterson, Tennecape; several other nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 36 years, Carleton Royce Hartt (1991); sisters, June Morine and Hazel Lunn; brothers, Owna Moore and Everett Moore. Visitation will be held 6-9 p.m. today in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King St., Windsor. Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, November 29, in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Craig Faulkner officiating. A private family interment in Mount Denson Baptist Cemetery, Mount Denson. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Betty, may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, IWK Health Centre Foundation or a charity of one's choice.
McLEAN, William Edward
81, Glace Bay, died November 26, 2008. Born in Glace Bay, May 31, 1927, he was a son of the late Alex and Elizabeth (Winstanley) McLean. Surviving are his children, Bill Jr. and Collea, David and Helen, Sandy and Lisa, Jonna and Les Gillis, and Vernon and Eileen; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Beatrice Confiant, Dorothy McLean, Albert, Melvin, Jeannie Gillis, Robert and Tootsie, and his former wife, Martha. Willie was predeceased by brother, Joe. Visitation to held in Patten Funeral Home, Glace Bay, today 2-4,7-9 p.m., funeral on Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. John's Church.
VanSLYKE, Arthur Lawton
The death of Art VanSlyke of Fredericton, N.B., occurred in Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on November 27, 2008. Born in Perth, Ont., in 1925, he was the son of the late Grant and Jean (Mimms) VanSlyke and the loving husband of Norma (Chaplin) VanSlyke. A graduate of the University of New Brunswick and the University of Michigan, Art worked for the Canadian International Paper Company and then taught Forestry at UNB for 33 years. He was well-respected by his students and colleagues. Although a stickler for details, he was a mentor for several generations of foresters. As Assistant Dean in Forestry, he demonstrated a commitment to the success and well-being of students. Art was a member of Brunswick Street Baptist Church where he was a former Deacon, volunteered with the Scouting program and was a member of the Get-Together Club. In the community, he was actively involved with the Third Age Centre, the Golden Club, the UNB Retired Employees Association and Meals on Wheels. He enjoyed bowling, woodworking, bridge, cribbage and sports. In his later years, Art challenged himself with crossword puzzles and Sudoku. He was a veteran of the Second World War, having served his country in Holland. He is survived by his wife, Norma; his sons, David (Marsha), Enfield, and Stephen (Deborah), Fredericton; grandchildren, Chris, Greg, Andy (Jorge), Kelly (Jay), Brent, Jeremy and Kristen, and great-grandchild, Amber. He is also survived by his sister, Dorothy, Niagara Falls, Ont. Visitation will be held in McAdam's Select Community Funeral Home on Saturday, November 29, from 2-4 and 7-8:30 p.m. A memorial service will be held in Brunswick Street Baptist Church on Sunday, November 30, at 3 p.m., Rev. Greg Geldart officiating. There will be a reception immediately following the service in the church gym. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to Brunswick Street Baptist Church Building Fund or to the UNB Forestry & Environmental Management Scholarship Fund.
87, Belle Cote, Inverness co., passed away November 25, 2008, in Harbour View Hospital, Sydney Mines. Born in Belle Cote on October 21, 1921, he was a son of the the late John Cormier and the late Mary Ann (Doucet) Cormier. He was a member of St. Michael's Parish, Margaree and was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 32 Cheticamp, having served during the Second World War in Italy, France, Belgium and Holland. Edward loved his country and his community and he served both well. He is survived by brother, Joe (Lucy) Cormier, Shubenacadie; sister, Jeanette (David) Brodie, the United States; many nephews and a niece, Patricia (Shelagh). He was predeceased by brother, Victor; sister-in-law, Theresa. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. The funeral will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Michael's Church Margaree with Father Jim MacDonald officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity or community organization of your choice. Thank you to the staff in the Veteran's Unit of the Harbour View Hospital for the wonderful care they gave Edward in his last two years. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd.
SMITH, Mina Alma
91, sadly passed away in Kindersley, Sask., on November 24, 2008. She was born on October 19, 1917, in Baccaro. She was the eldest daughter of the late Sidney and Maude (Blaine) Christie. Mina was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. In her younger years she was passionate about gardening, writing poetry, berry picking and baking. Mina had a strong faith and enjoyed reading her Bible and her greatest joy was her family. She spent many hours making sure that everyone's needs were met before her own. She was generous to a fault and could always be counted on for anything. She will be deeply missed by son, Cleverly (Joan), Port La Tour, and daughters, Gloria (Kendrick) Sears, Baccaro; Esther Redden, Kindersley ; grandchildren, Patricia, Gerald, Greg, Ruth, Helen, Laura Lee, Marshalynn, Annette, Amanda, and 19 great-grandchildren. Mina will also be missed by sisters, Maxine and Annie. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Gerald; son, Almon; brothers, Obediah, Lawrence, Roger, Earle, sisters, Hope and Elizabeth. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Mina's life will be held on Sunday, November 30, at 2 p.m. in Baccaro Pentecostal Church. No flowers by request. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia (www.alzheimer.ca), 1-800-616-8816, or a charity of choice.