DEVEAU (Maillet), Frances
75, Woodvale, passed away peacefully in Yarmouth Regional Hospital on November 30, surrounded by family and friends. Born November 29, 1933, in Woodvale, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Marguerite (Saulnier) Maillet. Frances was very close to her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. She was very active in the Mavillette Seniors Club, playing cards as often as she could. She enjoyed knitting and knitted preemie hats for the babies in IWK Health Centre and Yarmouth Regional Hospital. She was a pleasant, cheerful and very kind person and will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her. She is survived by her husband, Roland; son, Dan (Karen), Ajax, Ont.; grandchildren, Raymond, Renee, Noah, Chantal, all of Ontario; great-grandson, David, Ontario; sister, Jeanette (Alponse) Saulnier, Salmon River. She was predeceased by son, David; brothers, Roy Maillet, George Maillet; sisters, Hazel Blinn, Beatrice Thibault. Visitations will be held Wednesday, 2-4, 7-9 in Meteghan Funeral Home, funeral Thursday, 11 a.m. in St. Vincent de Paul Church, Salmon River, Rev. Albeni d'Entremont officiating, interment in Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery Salmon River.
LEEMAN, Glenn Clayton
59, Tiverton, passed away at home, Sunday, November 30, 2008, following a short but courageous battle with cancer. At his side was his devoted, loving wife and soulmate of 31 years, Brenda, and cherished daughter, Janelle. Born on June 29, 1949, in Freeport, he was the youngest son of the late Clayton and Eunice (Thurber) Leeman. Fishing was his livelihood and his family was his pride and joy. He was an avid birdwatcher, loved mackerel fishing and country music. Glenn was truly a wonderful husband, father and friend, never hesitating to help those in need. He will be missed. He is survived by his wife, the former Brenda Guier; daughter, Janelle (Tim) Rogers, Port Williams; sisters, Muriel (Roland) Campbell, Blacks Harbour; Elda (Clyde) Titus, Westport; brothers, Kingsley (Jean), Freeport; Robert (Faye), Tiverton. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today, in Tiverton United Baptist Church where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 3, Rev. Renee Clarke officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Tiverton. By request, family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to Victorian Order of Nurses or the charity of choice. On-line condolences may be made through: www.middletonfuneralhome.com They say it takes a minute to find a Special Person, An hour to appreciate them, a day to love them But then an entire life to forget them
van der RIJT, Anna Maria
14 Smith Ave., Dartmouth. It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother on Sunday, November 30, 2008, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Sint- Oedenrode, Holland, she was a daughter of the late Gerardus and Adriana (van der Meijden) van der Zanden. She was a loving wife and devoted mother to her seven children. She took great pleasure in her flowers and her grandchildren, and was very giving in nature. Anna is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Cornelis; sons, Arie (Deborah), Gerald (Teana), Henry (Debbie), Terry (Katherine), John, Chris; daughter, Darlene (Francois). She is also survived by grandchildren, Jennifer, Lyndsey, Tyler, Kelsey, and great-grandchild, Alexandre. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Cole Harbour Funeral Home, 1234 Cole Harbour Rd. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. tomorrow, funeral service to be held Thursday in Pope John XXIII parish, reception to follow in church hall. Interment to take place at Gates of Heaven Cemetery, Sackville. Flowers in her memory are appreciated.
LANDYMORE, William Moss, Rear-Admiral, OBE, CD, MID, RCN (Ret'd)
92, died peacefully in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, Halifax on Thursday, November 27, 2008. Born in Brantford, Ont., the only son of Dr. Frederick and Gladys (Moss) Landymore, he enrolled in 1934 at The Royal Military College of Canada, whose motto "Truth, Duty, Valour" was to be the inspiration for his 32 year military career. Landymore entered the RCN in 1936 and saw active service in Palestine, the Second World War and Korea. He served with distinction in 13 RN and RCN ships as well as training the gunnery crews of seven allied ships at Scapa Flow in 1943. He commanded HMCS Iroquois for two tours of duty in Korea and later HMCS Bonaventure. His final seagoing appointment was as Senior Canadian Officer Afloat Atlantic. Landymore served as both Flag Officer Pacific and Atlantic. He was twice appointed the Senior Officer in Chief Command Atlantic Sub-Area. Landymore led the Canadian Naval Contingent in the United Allied Parade, June 14, 1942 in London and he was Parade Commander when H. M. Queen Elizabeth II presented her colour to the RCN, August 1, 1959. During the unification crisis in the 1960's, Admiral Landymore, with many of his naval contemporaries, was in the forefront of the campaign to retain the unique identity and strategic expertise of the RCN in the defense of Canada and her NATO allies. In retirement, he served as Chairman of the Board of the Grace Hospital, Halifax for which he was awarded the Salvation Army Cross of the Order of Distinguished Auxiliary Service. Throughout his life, he thought of others for whom he was responsible before himself. He gave generously of his time, skill and resources, particularly encouraging education and children's therapeutic riding and assisting those in need. A beloved husband, father and grandfather, Bill married in 1940, Joan "Judy" L. G. Hall (1918-1998). He is survived by children, Lauretta Harris (Terence), Dr. Roderick Landymore (Frances) and John Landymore (Melanie); eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He married in 1999, Eleanor Fairn, widow of Sydney Riggs Kennedy. Bill is survived by Eleanor and his stepchildren, Derek Kennedy (Barbara), Gay Kennedy, Krista Kennedy (Eric) and Craig Kennedy (Donna), and six stepgrandchildren. He is also survived by Dr. Kathleen Quinlan Landymore (Covert) and his niece, Joan Hoffman (Innes); nephews, Robert Innes and Scott Innes. He was predeceased by his only sister, Lauretta Landymore Innes. In his later years, Bill Landymore was cared for compassionately by the staff of the Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, Halifax to whom his family, shipmates, colleagues and friends express their most sincere thanks and admiration. Sincere thanks also to those veterans and their families who shared in this support. Cremation has already taken place. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at a later date in Halifax at Stadacona Naval Chapel followed by a burial of his ashes at sea. Family flowers only. Donations in his memory, if desired, may be made to Cedar Crest Ward, Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, Halifax, or to APSEA Library, School for Deaf & Blind Children & Youth, 5940 South St., Halifax. Letters and e-mails with a postal return address may be sent c/o A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home 217 Portland St., Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1J5
MINTIS, Kenneth Owen
51, Halifax. It is with great sadness that we the family of Kenneth announce that our wonderful gentle giant went to be with His Lord. Our beloved Kenny passed away suddenly at home on November 27, 2008. Born to the late Wilbert and Daisie (Cox) in Halifax, he was a former employee of St. Mary's University and a former Air Cadet. He was a very gentle man who spent his days with the people in his community and with those he loved and with whom he felt comfortable. A man of few words, there were times when Kenny could not be silenced. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved our gentle giant. Never having married, he was greatly loved and respected by all of his little ones in the family (as he called them). Community-minded, he could be seen standing in front of his building greeting all people as they passed by. He would share his insight of the happenings of the day with his neighbors and all who spoke to him. Kenny is survived by his brothers, Ernie (Jeanette), and Richard (Colleen), Toronto, Ont.; Dennis, Halifax; sisters, Marcella Shears, Laura (Bengt) Jonnson, and Joyce Watson, Halifax; Sharon (Reaba) Cox, Toronto, Ont.; Ola (Andrew), Ottawa, Ont.; uncle, Herman (Maude) Cox; aunt, Margaret (Jean-Paul) Houle, Halifax; aunt, Muriel Dawes, Montreal, Que.; many cousins, nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Cremation to take place under the direction of J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Visitation was Monday from 5-8 p.m. A service will be held at 2 p.m., today, in Cornwallis Street Baptist Church, Rev. Rhonda Britton officiating. Burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Cornwallis Street Baptist Church.
MacKENZIE (Fletcher), Helen Patricia "Pat"
62, Halifax, passed away November 30, 2008, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Halifax, Pat was the adopted daughter of Harold and Pearle (McWhirter) Fletcher. Pat always held responsible positions throughut her work life, both in Ontario and Nova Scotia. In her last position, she was the Development Assistant of the Northwood Foundation, a position she truly loved! Pat's passion was working with and helping others. She enjoyed volunteering her time. Pat was widowed twice and God smiled on her in 2001 when she married her beloved husband, Arthur Gerald MacKenzie, who passed away on June 14, 2004. She is survived by her sisters, Louise Crossley and Carrie Neves; many nieces and nephews. Pat's price and joy throughout her life was her very special love for great-nephew, Marco Di Quinzio, and her great-niece, Melanie Di Quinzio. Her sister, Louise and niece, Dona Di Quinzio and Elio were a very special part of her life. She especailly enjoyed being auntie "Gigi" to Sophia. Funeral arrangments have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, where visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral service 10 a.m. Wednesday in Our lady of Perpetual Help, Rockingham. Interment in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax, Father Bernie O'Neil officiating. Reception to follow in the funeral home. Donations in memory may be made to Northwood Foundation, 2615 Northwood Terrace, Halifax, NS B3K 3S5. On-line condolencs may be sent by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com "I will pass this way but once, any good deed that I can do, or kindness I can show, let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again."
MONK (Jollimore), Thelma Dorothy
90, Halifax, passed away November 29, 2008, in St. Vincent's Nursing Home, Halifax. Born in Terence Bay she was the daughter of the late Hezron and Ida (Slaunwhite) Jollimore, Terrence Bay. She came to Halifax when she was 17 years old, met and married Wilfred and had eight children. She is survived by daughters, Grace (Jack) Stevens, Sambro; Marion "Sissy" (George) Fader, Halifax; Anita (Mickey) (Vernon) Harnish, Westphal; Sylvia (John) Flinn; Ottawa, Ont.; Wanda (Hubba) (Burnham) Pace, Halifax; Nancy Dams, Halifax; Glenna "Penny" (David) Emery, Dartmouth; son, Wilfred "Bim" Monk Jr., Halifax; sisters, Etta Slaunwhite, Terence Bay; half-sister, Helen Slaunwhite; 23 grandchildren; 38 great-granchildren; three great great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Wilfred Monk, November 3, 1988; sister, Marie Moignard; brothers, Eric, Royce, Morgan Jollimore and half-sister, Dorothy Jollimore. There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held today, 10 a.m. in Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church, Father Gilbert Bertrand OMI officiating. Burial in Gates of Heaven, Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent's Nursing Home, Windsor St., Halifax.
THOMPSON, John Douglas
A much loved and loving husband, father, son, brother, and friend, John Douglas Thompson, formerly of Moncton, N.B., died peacefully at his home in Dartmouth, in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 29, 2008, ending his courageous battle with cancer. Born in Fredericton, N.B., John was the son of the late John (Jack) Wesley Thompson and Marilyn (Wheeler) Thompson Kerr (husband, William P. Kerr). John is survived by his wife and best friend, Elizabeth Anne (Tucker), by his sons, Ian Reginald (Melissa), and Barrett Wesley, and by his mother. Also left to mourn John's passing are his siblings, Cindi Livingstone (Darryl), Libby Penosky (Barry), Tim Thompson (Linda), Heather McKinnon, Diane Thompson, Sandra Sheridan (Wes), and Elizabeth's siblings, Diane Poirier (Alfie), Keith Tucker, Heather Austin (Bob). As well, the loss of John is grieved by a large and loving extended family of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins, by dear friends, and by Zanessa. Married in 1975, John and Elizabeth embraced life, their boys, and each other through 33 years of adventure. Their love for each other and the elegance of their union was reflected for all to see in their daily thoughtful treatment of each other and in the intricate, matched steps of the dancing they so enjoyed. A graphic designer by profession, John was employed for the last 12 years as Art Director at Compass Communications of Halifax. He was committed to perfection in his work, and in his private life he generously shared with family and friends the gifts of his passion for music, painting and nature. To stand in a garden created by God and lovingly shaped by John's talented hands was to experience gentle moments of peace and serenity. John will be remembered as a person with a deep, compassionate nature, as an artist in the truest sense of the word, and as a man who cherished relationships and family above all else. A memorial service in celebration of John's life will be held in First Moncton Baptist Church, corner of Queen and Church Streets, Moncton, N.B., on Saturday, December 6 at 1 p.m., Rev. Dr. Richard Jackson officiating. Reception following the service. Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB (506-858-1995) in care of arrangements. Donations may be made in memory of John to Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of choice.
Misztela, Tadeusz Jan "Pappy'
Born 1925 in Paskrzyn, in the Independent Republic of Poland, he passed away November 27, 2008, in his home at Lake Martin. He was predeceased by Pan Josef and Pani Zofia; his brother, Stachu and his dear wife Daniela. He will be sadly missed by his children, Krysia Sylvia and Ted (Dianne); grandchildren, Tadeusz and Laura (Andrew Lawrence) and great-grandchildren, Cameron and Evan. He will be lovingly remembered by his sisters, Pani Kazimeira and Pani Helena; brother, Pan Jan and his nieces and nephews in Poland. Dziekuje: Agata, Tadeusz, Blazej, Przemek, Paula. Pappy was imprisoned in a Nazi labour camp, escaped and joined the Free Polish Army under the command of the 5th British Army of the Rhine. After the war, sponsored by the Canadian Government, Pappy came to Canada, worked hard, married, raised his family and lived a full life. Tadeusz was a proud father, grandfather and great-grandfather and proud Canadian. Tadeusz was a soldier that went beyond the call of duty. He served with honour. Tad would say: "War is senseless but sometimes you have to go and fight." His son and family will continue his proud legacy. His daughter, Krysia Sylvia, who lived with him gave him the gift of independence at his beloved Lake Martin home that Tadeusz built with his late wife, Daniela. May the beauty of their carpentry not be lost. Tad will be remembered for his big heart, firm handshake and pioneering spirit. Pappy spent his retirement sport fishing, hunting, gardening, splitting wood and tending his smokehouse. All will remember his humble spirit. The family extends our sincere thanks to the Lake Echo Volunteer Fire Department and Police Services. A memorial service will be held in St. Thomas More Church, Main Street, Dartmouth, Saturday, December 6, at 2 p.m.
BABIN, Velma Joseph
75, passed away suddenly on November 29, 2008, at his home in West Arichat. Born in West Arichat, he was a son of the late Francis and Melinda (Poirier) Babin. He owned and operated Babin's Texaco in West Arichat for 16 years, and was a fisherman up until his retirement. He will be sadly missed by his sons, Blair (Sharon), West Arichat; Clarence (Joan), Bedford; daughter, Joan David (Blair), Bedford; grandchildren, Rocky, Tyler, Julian, Jake, Matthew, Justin and Andrew; great-grandchildren, Ashton and Ayden; sister, Genevieve Marchand, Louisdale; brothers, Harold (Anna), Howard (Marina), both of West Arichat. He was predeceased by his wife, Gloria Virginia (Landry). No visitation by request. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 3, at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, West Arichat, with Rev. Angus MacDougall officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. A reception will follow in Acadiaville Hall, West Arichat. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the charity of one's choice. Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat.