82, Glace Bay. Jones Manor and formerly of Brookside Street, Glace Bay, passed away Monday, December 1, 2008, in Glace Bay Healthcare Complex. A veteran of the Second World War, he was a son of the late John and Theresa (Williams) Nicholson. He is survived by daughter, Heather, Glace Bay; sisters, Ida (Dan) Taylor, Gladys (Reg) Reynolds, both of Thorold, Ont.; Dolores Boutilier, Port Credit, Ont.; Margie Caume, Cora Nutter, Rita (Jim) Devison and Theresa (Peter) Neary, all of Glace Bay; brothers, Joe, Glace Bay; Phonsie, Delta, B.C.; caretaker and friend, Calvin Jones. Leo was predeceased by brothers, George, Archie and John; and sister, Bridget. Visitation this evening 7-9 p.m. and funeral service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Rev. Conrad Edwards officiating, all in Curry's Funeral Home Chapel, 775 Main St., Glace Bay.
On November 25, 2008, following a courageous fight against leukemia, Terrance Baker passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and friends. Terrance was a true inspiration to those who knew him and the many who were touched by his story. He successfully fought cancer at the age of four and faced this latest battle with a strength and dignity far surpassing his tender age of 10 years old. Terrance's story brought forth a huge outpouring of love and support - a true testament to the wonderful person he was. Terrance loved the outdoors - hunting, fishing, and camping were among his joys. Terrance treasured time with his parents and brothers and was blessed to be part of such a warm and loving family. He was a talented artist and gifted storyteller with a fantastic imagination. His pleasant personality made him popular among classmates and friends. Born in Fort St. John, B.C., he maintained strong ties to his family in Nova Scotia and loved his trips "back home". With Terrance's passing we remind others that his life is one to be celebrated, though we will miss him every day. His joy for life, bright smile, and happy nature will live in our hearts forever. Terrance is survived by his loving parents, Robert and Andrea Baker, Fort St. John, B.C. and adoring brothers, Dylan and Jesse James Baker, Fort St. John, B.C.; grandparents, William and Dorothy Baker, Nova Scotia and David and Charlotte Stewart, Nova Scotia. Terrance was blessed with too many aunts, uncles and cousins to list. He knows who you are and that is all that matters. A celebration of Terrance's life will be held on December 13, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Oakhill Fire Hall. There will be a small lunchen to follow. Memorial donations may be made to the IWK Health Centre Foundation.
FAGE, Lillian Marie
81, Brookdale, died November 3, 2008, at home. Born on Surrettes Island, she was a daughter of the late Guillaume "Willie" and Marie "Millie" Babin. Surviving are husband, Allen "Red"; children, Valerie Chappell, Alda Fromm, Norma Milner, Lloyd; sister, Pauline; special granddaughter, Kristi; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sons, Bruce, Randall; brothers, Henri, Germain, Lionel, Leonard; sisters, Annette, Eileen, Germaine. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst. Funeral 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Amherst.
THOMPSON, Michael Gerard "Mike"
82, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, November 29, 2008. He was born in 1926 in Québec City, Que. to Joseph William and Chantal (Doyle) Thompson. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 47 years, Mary Jean (Scriven); daughters, Susan (David) Burke, Oshawa, Ont.; Kathy Thompson Laffoley (Jim), Riverview, N.B. and his son, Michael, Chicago, Ill., as well as his grandchildren, Emma, Rebecca and Adam; sisters, Catherine Francoeur and Monica Benoit, both of Montréal. He was predeceased by his brother, Joseph and his sister Louise. He graduated from l'Université de Laval in 1947 and was in the University of Western Ontario's second MBA class, graduating in 1953. Mike began his career with the Royal Canadian Navy with postings in Halifax, Ottawa, Virginia Beach and Montréal, where he retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander in 1970. He then joined Domtar Pulp & Paper's head office in Montreal and retired as Director of Compensation and Benefits in 1989. Mike then relocated with his wife Jean, to Halifax, where they have enjoyed a wonderful and active retirement. Mike was a member of the NOAC, Ashburn Golf Club and R.A. Park. During his naval career, Mike loved ocean racing and participated in races from Halifax to Marblehead and Bermuda. He was an avid golfer at the Country Club of Montréal in St. Lambert, Que., and Ashburn Golf Club in Halifax. During the winters he enjoyed curling in Montréal with the Mount Bruno Curling Club and in Halifax with the Armed Forces. One of his greatest enjoyments in life was spending time with his grandchildren. Funeral mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Church, 26 Purcell's Cove Rd., Halifax at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 4. Cremation is under the direction of J.A. Snow Funeral Home. At Mike's request there will be no visitation. The family would like to extend sincere thanks to Jill of the VON and Glenna of Palliative Care whose efforts and knowledge were most comforting to the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mike to the Victorian Order of Nurses, or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
RUSHTON, Elwood Osborne
70, Oxford, Cumberland Co., passed away peacefully in Moncton City Hospital on Monday, December 1, 2008, with his family by his side. Born in Oxford, he was a son of the late Osborne L. and Kathleen "Kaye" (Rushton) Rushton. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved country music and played guitar at many dances for many years. He also enjoyed music sessions with his close friends. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge No. 26, Oxford, having held every office within the Lodge during his time as a Lodge member and also served as financial secretary for many years. He had received his 50 year jewel. He was employed for a number of years with Enamel and Heating Ltd. in Amherst as an aircraft inspector, following this, he was employed with Fairey Aviation in Halifax for a number of years and following this was employed with D. W. Thompson Ltd. Oxford as a truck driver. After this he was again briefly employed with Enamel and Heating Ltd., Amherst until he became self-employed as the owner and operator of Oxford Auto Supplies which he operated for 22 years until his retirement in 1998. Surviving are his wife, the former B. Jean Fraser; son, Kevin C. Rushton (Karen), New Annan, Colchester Co.; grandchildren, Jennifer Rushton and Jason Rushton; stepgrandson, Ashley Patriquin; great-grandson, Keegan Rushton; sister, Carole A. Thompson (Douglas), Oxford; brother, Winston A. Rushton, Jasper, Alta.; nephews, Mark Rushton, Steven Rushton, Bradley Rushton and Kent Thompson; nieces, Tania Thompson and Erin Emmerson and a number of cousins. Visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral service on Thursday, December 4 at 2 p.m. both in Allen's Funeral Home, 60 Water St., Oxford, Rev. Dewis J. Rector officiating. Interment will take place in Mount Pleasant Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Oxford Pine Grove Cemetery Memorial Fund or Knights of Pythias Lodge No. 26, Oxford Building Fund. The Knights of Pythias Lodge No. 26 Oxford will hold a tribute service in the funeral home this evening at 7 p.m.
BERNARD, Nora Madeline
72, of Willow Street, Truro, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2007, at her home. A service of committal and interment will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2008, at 2:30 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church Cemetery, Millbrook Reserve, with Father Joseph Thomas officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro
FROST, Melda Juanita
93, East Ferry, Digby Co., passed away December 1, 2008, in Digby General Hospital, Digby. Born in Freeport, Digby Co., she was a daughter of the late Milledge Gordon and Eunice Gladys (Shortliffe) Israel. Melda was a member of the Little River Baptist Church. Melda loved crocheting and her work will be cherished by her family and generations to follow. Melda will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed by all her family. She is survived by her son, Delroy Frost, East Ferry, Digby Co.; daughter, Alda Keddy, Bloomington, Annapolis Co.; grandchildren, Geraldine (Roy) Lightfoot, Wilmot, Annapolis Co.; Janice Keddy, Bedford; Joanne (Chris) Jenson, Nictaux Falls, Annapolis Co.; Eugene Keddy, Nictaux Falls, Annapolis Co.; Darren (Joanna), Westport, Digby Co.; Nancy (Rick) Walsh, Kentville; Sharon (Jim), Marshalltown, Digby Co.; Kathy (Pat), Abbotsford, B.C.; Christine Deveau, Truro; Jason (Sonya) Frost, New Edinburgh, Digby Co.; Amy Frost, Yarmouth; Daniel Frost, Yarmouth; great-grandchildren, James, Sasha, Carlene, Shelby, Kyle, Travis, Sharlie, Zachary, Jeffery, Jordan, Heather, Nichole, Joseph, Joey, Jennie, Mitchell, Hanna, Haley, Ashlyn and Kaylia; great great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Mia, Madison and Mackenzie. She was predeceased by her husband, David Andrew Frost; sons, Milledge, Arthur and David; grandsons, Brian and Josh; granddaughter, Jennifer; daughter-in-law, Florence; son-in-law, Gerald; sister, Freda. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday in East Ferry Baptist Church, Pastor Jack Carter officiating. Interment in Little River Baptist Church Cemetery. Donations can be made to a charity of choice.
ELLIS (Kuhn), Helen H.
102, died peacefully in the General Hospital in Victoria, B.C. on November 22, 2008. She was a resident of Victoria for over 50 years, mostly in Oak Bay, and recently in Parkwood retirement home. Helen was born and raised on a small farm in Lawrencetown, Halifax Co., the youngest of eight children of Peter McNab Kuhn and Frances Mary Foster. She became a secretary in Halifax and was married to Robert M. Ellis for several years. They moved to Montreal, Que., where Helen was secretary to the senior officers of McColl-Frontenac Oil Company, including President Pritchard and retired First World War hero Air Marshall W.A. "Billy" Bishop. She made a home away from home in Montreal for her young nephews and niece who migrated there for college and work, and was like an Auntie Mame figure to them. Helen went to Victoria during the early 1950's and she and a partner/friend operated the Nutshell Restaurant downtown. She was a keen golfer at the Victoria Golf Club for many years and a master bridge player who organized duplicate games at the downtown club, the Golf Club and at home, and due to her efforts the Golf Club bridge competition was sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League. Helen retained her intellect and memory until her last days, and physically her health was good for over 100 years. She was the last Kuhn family member of her generation, and is survived by nephews, Bernard Kuhn, Ramona, Calif.; David Kuhn, Guelph, Ont.; nieces, Jessie King, Colorado Springs, and Mary Osborne, Dartmouth, as well as other nieces and nephews in four generations living all over Canada and the United States. Also bereft are dear friends in Victoria, Calgary and Verdun, Que. No memorial funeral service is to be held, according to Helen's wishes. Her body has been cremated and her ashes will be scattered at sea. Donations in memory of Helen may be made to a charity of your choice. "To live in hearts and minds of those we leave behind is not to die."
CLYKE, Vivian Martha
76, Sunnyville, Guysborough Co., died Monday, December 1, 2008, in Guysborough Memorial Hospital. Born in Sunnyville, December 20, 1931, she was a daughter of the late William and Clara (Mintus) Clyke. Vivian was a retired domestic and home care worker, living most of her life in Halifax and an adherent of Cornwallis Baptist Church, returning to Sunnyville in 2006 to live with her sister and brother-in-law, Janie and Clyde Mansfield. She is survived by sisters, Clara Belle Jordan, Guysborough and Janie (Clyde) Mansfield, Sunnyville; brothers, Harry and Victor, both of Sunnyville; aunt, Gertrude Borden, Guysborough. Vivian also leaves to mourn a large number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Kenneth "Duke", Frederick, Claire, William and Charlie; sisters, Gussie, Mary and Adeline. There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday in Sunnyville United Baptist Church, Pastor Warren Fitzgerald officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Guysborough. A special sincere thank you and appreciation to the doctors, nurses and staff of Guysborough Memorial Hospital. Memorial donations may be made in Vivian's memory to Sunnyville United Baptist Church, Canadian Diabetes Association or Guysborough Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Guysborough.
Halifax, passed away peacefully at the age of 91, on Thursday, November 20, 2008. Visitation will be held in Cruikshank's Funeral Home, 2032 Robie St., on Thursday, December 4, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held in the chapel at St. Vincent's Nursing Home, 2080 Windsor St., Friday, December 5, at 9:30 a.m. with Father Albert Cosgrove officiating. Interment to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
95, Mira. We the family, are saddened to announce the death of Elizabeth Morrison at her home on November 28, 2008. A loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she will be sadly missed. Elizabeth grew up in Dominion, lived many years in Bridgeport, before moving to Hornes Road, Mira. She was a member of Chalmers United Church, Dominion; adherent of Union Presbyterian Church, Mira Ferry. At Chalmers, she taught Mission Band, cubs and C.G.I.T and was active in Missionary Society and UCW. She was a charter member of the Glace Bay Auxiliary of the Cove and a life member of the MacLeod AMS. She enjoyed baking and sewing. All her life she selflessly and gladly put the needs of family and others before herself. In the past few years she had lots of happy hours quilting with her "piecemaker" friends in Louisbourg and was a proud life member of the "Ocean Waves" quilting society. Elizabeth's greatest joy was her family. She is survived by her daughters, Erla (Dean) Wenborne, Alban, Ont.; Lorna (Allan) Macdonald, Sydney; son, Fraser (Jean) Morrison, Mira; son-in-law, William Horne, Sydney; grandchildren, Linda (Gary) Henderson, Lori (Jamie) Santi, Katriona, Sara and Neil Macdonald, Lisa Morrison, Rebecca (Arthur) Demazieres and Kurt Horne; great-grandchildren, Jeffrey and Collin Henderson and Jillian and Julia Santi, and sister, Helen Horne, Mira. She was predeceased by her parents, Hugh and Katie (MacCuish) MacNeil; husband, Earl in 1991; daughter, Helen Lynne Horne in 1987; brothers, Dan, Murdock, Norman, Lloyd, Donald, Franklyn, and Fraser; sisters, Katherine, Annie and Amelia. Visitation took place on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service took place Monday at 3 p.m. in Union Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Jackie MacDonald officiating. Special thanks to Palliative Care, VON, and Home Care, and to her special "angel" Heather Parsons, for their excellent, tender loving care. No flowers by request, memorials may be made to Union Presbyterian Church or Palliative Care.
van der RIJT, Anna Maria
14 Smith Ave., Dartmouth. Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. today in Cole Harbour Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Pope John XXIII Parish, Cole Harbour.