WAMBOLT, Kenneth Stanley
Passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, November 25, 2008, in his 32nd year. Beloved and deeply missed son of Carol and Paul Wilson, and Michael Wambolt. He will also be sadly missed by brothers, Christopher and Nicholas (Andrea), and sister Kylee. Fondly remembered by Jim and Linda Wilson, Barb Wambolt; his uncles, aunts, cousins and many friends. He is predeceased by his grandparents, Ken and Maxine Wambolt, and Stan and Agnes Conyers. Friends will be received in the Beckett-Glaves Family Funeral Centre, 88 Brant Ave. Brantford, Ont. on Monday from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. A memorial service will follow in the chapel on Monday at 3:30 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Ken in Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest.
BAUCHMAN, G. Perry "Jonnie", Flight Lieutenant, LL.B. WWII RCAF Spitfire Pilot (RAF 165 Ceylon Squadron)
Passed away on November 26, 2008, at the age of 88, our Dad drew his last breath while held in the loving arms of his family, as his beloved wife of 64 years, Rosemary, finished reading him her favourite poem, which she had written herself. Perry was a complex, passionate, brilliant and fiery man, an intense individual who lived a huge and amazing life. In truth, there is no way to define Perry. He was a unique individual who found himself when he climbed into the cockpit of a Spitfire. Normal for him was sleeping under the wing of his Spitfire, knocking scorpions out of his flying boots before donning them, and chasing Messerschmitts after breakfast and again before tea time, day after day, for four years. Perry was born in Windsor, on July 6, 1920 to Wardlu and Florence Bauchman (Martin). He was the third of five children, the only one born in hospital, to a profoundly deaf mother who didn't own a hearing aid until she was 65. Growing up on a farm during the Depression ensured that Perry became handy, thrifty, and resourceful. These traits served him well throughout his life. Evidence of his ingenious nature surfaced early. In order to compensate for their mother's deafness, the boys in the family rigged up a fire alarm to the family phone, which could be heard half a mile away, and which rang every time any of the 13 families on the party line received a call. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941. He went on to become a Spitfire pilot and served in England and North Africa. He met our mother, Rosemary (Jefferies), a member of the WAAF, while serving on the same squadron, and they were married in short order. Gamely she traveled to Canada with him, and despite massive culture shock, she put down roots, and together they made a life in Canada. They had four children, Bronwyn, Lakefield Ont.; Paul (predeceased 1995); Maryanne Seward, Halifax; Roy, Victoria; and Laurel (Paul Ceyssens), Salt Spring Island, B.C.; and three grandchildren, Megan Mowat, Kiera Ceyssens and Callum Ceyssens. Dad received four years of education as a discharge allowance at war's end from the Government of Canada, and, thanks to his intense drive, managed to complete undergraduate qualifications and law school in those four years. He worked for Simpson Hearst Insurance in Halifax and Moncton, and for the Federal Business Development Bank in Halifax, St. John's, and Montreal. He successfully instituted the employment of both computers and paralegals to FBDB at a time when such things were unheard of, and thereby revolutionized their legal services branch. While living in Montreal, he eagerly augmented his high school French through classes offered by his employer, and never missed a chance to practice it, despite gentle words from native speakers that perhaps their English was just a shade better than Dad's French. He was a hands-on Dad who led cubs and scouts, coached ringette, taught Sunday School, gave rides home to all our friends no matter the hour, rode horses, fixed bicycles, eyeglasses, cars, and just about everything else, made his own ham radios, and us stilts, pinwheels and backyard rinks, and never, ever, called a repairman. As result there were frequent explosions in our basement, both small and large, and a lot of electrician's tape in our lives. Dad was very proud that all four of his children graduated from university. He and Rosemary eventually retired to Lakefield, Ont., and then to Victoria B.C. where they both felt very much at home. During his retirement Dad started writing both poetry and prose, and eventually authored his autobiography, Spitfire Pilot, described by one of his friends as "very sexy". This comment was made after our mother had ruthlessly edited out the steamiest bits. Involved in the Canadian Authors' Association, provincial amateur radio clubs, and their church, Dad remained active and determined up to his last days. We found a letter he'd written the day before his last stroke, in shaking hand, but lucid prose, to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, outlining why the Registrar ought to restore his drivers' license to him. Perry is survived by his beloved wife, Rosemary; his surviving children, and grandchildren; his brother, Donald (Helen), and sister Mary Manning, both of Nova Scotia; sisters-in-law, Rene Rowlands, and Selina Jefferies (England), many nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews, in Canada, the United States, and England. His parents, parents-in-law and brothers, Rennie and Robert and brothers and sisters-in-law, Randy, Harry, Harry Roy, Bill, Ivo, Daisy, Sis and Jean predeceased him. There is no doubt that being a Spitfire pilot was the highlight of Dad's life. Nothing else ever compared to being a Knight of the Air. His 14 year old granddaughter, Kiera picked him to be her subject for an essay on heroism and leadership: "My grandfather and his generation were just ordinary people trying to do what was right. Together they created the most extraordinary victory ever achieved by humanity." Every one of us in Canada, whether we have been here for ten generations or whether we arrived yesterday, owe him and his generation our freedom and our lives. Please remember what he did for us. Please remember him. Memorial Service - St. Luke's Anglican Church, 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Rd., Victoria, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday December 2. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Perry to World Vision or the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia would be very much appreciated.
HICKEY, James Patrick
Passed away November 29, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Delores (Henry); children, Shelly Knight, Jamie (Cynthia) and Shauna Goudreau (Jean-Pierre); grandchildren, Randhall, Paige, Ethan and Brendan; many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Stephen and Christine (Hollohan); brothers and sisters, Jen, Bill, Ann, Margaret, Joseph and Stephen. Visitation in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Tuesday, December 2, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass to be held on Wednesday, December 3 at 11 a.m., Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier. Interment to be held at a later date.
DALTON (Delouchry), Catherine Florence "Kay"
DALTON (Delouchry), Catherine Florence "Kay" - Kay died peacefully in her sleep on October 1, 2008, after farewells from family and friends. She was the great great-granddaughter of Michael Deloughry of Kilkenny, Ireland, and Mary Smith of St. John's, N.L., who settled in East Chezzetcook in 1800. She was born on August 6, 1920, the second child of Catherine Hughes and George Delouchry. Kay graduated as a registered nurse in 1942 from the Halifax Infirmary and soon after left to work in Smithers, B.C. While on a trip home to Dartmouth, she met William Dalton and they were married in 1948. If one word could describe her life it would be dedication. She was a dedicated mother and wife supporting her husband in the completion of his master's and doctoral degrees with eight children at home. She was a dedicated community volunteer, serving as president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, fundraising for Adsum House and as a member of St. Peter's and St. Clement's parishes. After the death of her husband in 1976 she was introduced to square dancing and for the next 30 years it was one of the greatest joys in her life. She is survived by children, Cathy (Bart Ettori), Bill Dalton, Alice Dalton, Mary (Don Rodgers), John Dalton (Tosh Dowe), Jean Dalton (Frank Farfan), Greg Dalton (Philippa Spoel), Jim Dalton; grandchildren, Paul Ettori, Megan and Liam Dalton, Nicole (Lloyd Stewart), Melanie Rodgers, Luke and Myles Dalton, Marc and Eric Farfan, Aidan and Bridget Spoel, and Matthew Dalton. She was predeceased by her husband, Bill; children, Paul and Patricia, and grandson, Paul Farfan. She was predeceased by her parents and siblings, Eileen (Jack MacLachlan) and George Jr. A funeral mass will be held in St. Clement's Church, 16 Gaston Road, Dartmouth, on Friday, October 3, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to William J. Dalton Memorial Scholarship Fund - St. Mary's University, Adsum House, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St.
WHITE, Jean Victoria
87, Tidal View Manor, passed away November 29, 2008, in the manor. Born in Yarmouth on June 9, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Alvin and Clissie (Purdy) Nickerson. Jean was a member of Yarmouth North United Baptist Church. She was a homemaker all her life. She is survived by son, Charles (Connie), Overton; daughter, Diane Barry, Hebron; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles; son, Rodney; brothers, Arnold and Osmond; sisters, Mary, Ruby, Elsie, Phyllis, Hilda, Geraldine and Glendora; daughter-in-law, Phyllis. Remains are resting in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth. No visiting hours by request. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 3 at 2 p.m. in Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. A.D. "Bill" Newell officiating. Interment will follow in Chegoggin Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Tri-County Victorian Order of Nurses.
BOLIVAR, Marie Anne
48, New Germany, Lunenburg Co., passed away Sunday, November 30, 2008, in South Shore Regional Hospital. Born in Port Medway, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Sadie (Weagle) Moreau. Surviving are her husband, Kendall, New Germany; son, Perry Moreau, Bridgewater; stepson, Billy Joe (Crystal) Oickle, Bridgewater; daughters, Tanya Moreau, Truro; Laura Bolivar, New Germany; granddaughters, Allyssa Stanford, Marissa Oickle; brothers, Arnold (Carol) Weagle, Liverpool; Gordie (Cathy) Moreau, Riverport; Wilfred (Wendy) Moreau, Liverpool; Henry (Sherry) Moreau, Bridgewater; sister, Diane (Jimmy) Gallant, Milton; stepfather, Arthur Moreau, Mill Village; several nieces and nephews. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in Sweeny's Funeral Home, 4895 Route 10, New Germany. Service 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Trinity Lutheran Church, New Germany, Rev. Larry Ehrhardt officiating. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the family, New Germany and Area Lions Club or the Roseanne Himmelman Fund.
ZINCK, Albert S.
77, of Yarmouth, formerly of Lower Sackville, passed away on October 25, 2008, in Tidal View Manor. He was a son of the late Jean and Granville Zinck. He is survived by his brothers, Emmett (Sharon), Rosevelt (Joan), Ken (Karen), David (Sharon); sisters, Doreen (Glen), Winifred (Clarence). He was predeceased by brother, Arthur. A committal service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 4, in St. James Anglican Church Cemetery, West Dover, Rev. Irving Letto officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SPCA.
DAVID, Morton Ritchie
49, passed away suddenly October 31, 2008. Born in Upper Hammonds Plains, he was the son of the late Ronald and Elsie (Gray) David. Morton moved to Dartmouth 16 years ago. He enjoyed spending time with family. He loved music and enjoyed playing the guitar. He was a very loving, caring and thoughtful person. He was a member of New Beginnings and received numerous certificates for his volunteer service to the Nova Scotia Hospital. He will be sadly missed by his family and those who knew him. He is survived by brothers, David (Thelma), Sackville; Raymond (Carolyn), Upper Hammonds Plains; Ronald (Julia), North Preston; sisters, Dorothy (John), Upper Hammonds Plains; Heather (Roger), Sackville; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Barry, Wesley, and Stephen; and sister, Maxine. Visitation Tuesday, November 4 at 7-9 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, November 5 at 1 p.m., both at A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland Street, Dartmouth. Interment in Upper Hammonds Plains Community Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice.
MELANSON, Nicole Marie
29, St. Martin, Digby Co., passed away suddenly as a result of a motor vehicle accident on October 30, 2008. Born in Yarmouth, she was a daughter of Wayne and Winnie (Thibodeau) LeBlanc, Concession. Nicole spent her working career as a cook at Le Meteghan Restaurant, and recently Rodd's Colony Restaurant in Yarmouth. She enjoyed walks, crafts, helping others and laughter. She is survived by husband, Robert Melanson; sister, Tina LeBlanc, Eel Lake; parents, Wayne and Winnifred, and brother, Camile LeBlanc, Concession; paternal grandmother, Adelis LeBlanc, Grosses Coques; maternal grandfather, Perry Currie, Little Brook formerly of Windsor, and special nephews, Jesse, Brandon and Dawson. Nicole was predeceased by her paternal grandfather, Carl LeBlanc and maternal grandparents, Camille and Viola (Saulnier) Thibodeau. There will be no public visitation or flowers by request. Cremation has taken place under the direction of H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Yarmouth. Family visitation was held Sunday from 3-9 p.m. at their residence in St. Martin. Funeral service will be held today at 11 a.m. in Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Church, Concession, with burial in the parish cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a reception following the service at the Knights Of Columbus Hall, Comeauville (Golf Course road). Donations may be made to the I.W.K Foundation or Funds for Cancer Patients, c/o Darolyn Walker, Patient Navigator, Yarmouth Hospital.
March 22, 1920 - November 29, 2008. It is with our deepest sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Margaret Passerino "Lady Margaret", on Saturday, November 29, 2008, in her 88th year in Humber River Regional Hospital, Church Street. She was the wife of the late Maximillion Passerino; dear mother to Vernon (Sharon), Maxine (Tony), John (Mary), Susan, (Jim) and Tony (Karen); predeceased by her son, George; grandmother to John, Paul, Gail, Glen, Leigh, Mark, Christopher, Julie, Craig, Johnathon, Wayde, Kimberly, Shannon, Jessie and Lindsay. Also remembered by her great-grandchildren. She will also be missed by her favorite dog, Chance. Cremation has taken place. Friends may gather on Wednesday December 3, from 4-6 p.m. in St. John's Dixie Church , 719 Dundas St. E (Dundas & Cawthra) in Mississauga, Ont. A celebration of Margaret's life will be held at 6 p.m. with reception to follow in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Tranquility Burial & Cremation Services Inc. (905) 855-7565 Mississauga.
JONES, Theresa Elizabeth
Moncton, passed away peacefuly in the Moncton Hospital on Sunday, November 30, 2008. Born in Pomquet, on June 8, 1926, she was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She will be lovingly remembered by her special friend Lorenzo Hebert of Moncton, N.B.; daughters, Judy Blakney (Danny), and Debbie MacLellan (Alan), both of Riverview, N.B.; sons, Wayne Jones (Rhonda Norberg-Jones) of Terrace, B.C., Kim Jones (Joanne) of Riverview, N.B.; Shane Jones (Kelley Hawes) of Bedford; Stephen Jones (June) of Dartmouth; grandchildren, Scott Blakney (Ann Parsons) of Riverview, N.B.; Gillian Jones of Kelowna, B.C.; Jeremy Jones of Terrace, B.C.; Crystal Trites (Michael) of Fredericton, N.B.; Travis Jones of Seattle, Wash.; Ryan Jones of Bedford; Alexander Jones of Dartmouth; Nicholas Jones of Dartmouth; Shane Jones of Prince Edward Island; and great-grandson Jacob Blakney; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Archibald B. Jones in 1988. Visitation will be held in the Riverview Funeral Home (214 Pine Glen Road, Riverview, N.B.) today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in Riverview Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, December 3, at 11 a.m. with Majors Patrick and Julie March officiating. Interment will take place in the Wesleyan Union Cemetery. In memory of Theresa, donations made to the Friends of the Moncton Hospital or to the Salvation Army Citadel would be appreciated by her family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Riverview Funeral Home, 214 Pine Glen Rd., Riverview, N.B. (506) 857-9544.