BROWN, Bernice Annette
88, Windsor, passed away peacefully in the loving arms of the Lord and surrounded by her family on Monday, December 1, 2008, in Dykeland Lodge. Born in Bridgetown, Annapolis Co., she was a daughter of the late Harry and Mary (Atwell) Greenlund. Bernice devoted her life to her family and to caring for others. She had been an adherent of the Wesleyan Church in Yarmouth and North Alton. She is survived by daughters, Frances (Reginald) O'Brien, Kentville; Valerie Brown (Gerry Vautour), Dartmouth; sons, Darrell (Kathy) and Stephen (Lisa), all of Windsor; special son, Ken Swan, Windsor; special daughter, Alva Chase, Berwick; sisters, Elizabeth (Harry) Cottenden, Windsor; Madeline (Carleton) Schofield, Hantsport; grandchildren, Vanessa O'Brien, Dean (Kim) O'Brien, Troy Swinamer, Tanya Swinamer (Barry), Jodi Brown (BJ), Tamara Brown, Evan Brown, Christopher Brown; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Francis Robert Brown; sons, Robert and Brian; sisters, Florence, Winnifred and Harriette; infant sister, Evangeline; brothers, Harry and John "Russell". Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 4, Rev. Scott Prime officiating. Burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor. Donations in memory may be made to Dykeland Lodge. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
PARRIS, Elsie Viola
84, Truro, passed away peacefully Monday, December 1, 2008, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, with her loving family by her side. Born in Guysborough, she was the only daughter of the late Allan and Louisa (Byard) Parris. Elsie was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a long-standing member of St. John's Anglican Church, Truro, and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and choir at the church. Elsie will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Surviving are daughters, Deborah Parris, Toronto, Ont.; Brenda Armoush, Toronto; Shawn (Bruce) Munro, Truro; son, William "Billy" (Ruth), Truro; grandchildren, Omar, Jonathan, Kelsie, Louisa and Latisha. Elsie was predeceased by brother, Roy. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, December 5 in St. John's Anglican Church, 23 Church St., Truro, Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating with burial at a later date in Terrace Hill Cemetery, Truro. Donations in memory may be made to Colchester Regional Hospital Foundation, Palliative Care or St. John's Anglican Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro.
BRENNAN, Theodore Harold "Teddy"
68, Halifax, passed away December 1, 2008, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late James and Thelma (Woods) Brennan. He was a devoted husband, loving father who adored his two daughters. He was a sheet metal worker, working for Ideal Aluminum for 27 years as a shop foreman. He was a superintendent for two apartment complexes one on Robie Street and the other on North Street. He is survived by his loving daughters, Sandra (Stephen Cooke) Brennan, and Donna (Max) Williams; sisters, Rosanna (Dan) Crandon and Bernice (Charles) Donaldson; brother, Charles Brennan; grandchildren, Madeline Merlin, Justin Cooke, Brandon Cooke, Sabrina Cooke and Laurie Rouse; step grandchildren, Mark Williams, Melyssa Williams and Timothy Young. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 16 years, Gloria Jean Brennan, and brother, Douglas Brennan. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, December 5, in Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the family funeral fund.
MORGAN, Joyce Irene
77, New Minas, passed away Saturday, November 29, 2008, in the Palliative Care Unit of the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Prince Albert, Sask., Joyce was a daughter of the late Heman and Lillian (Matthews) Landon. She was raised and resided in the Spruce Home area until she married her husband, John Morgan (deceased) in August of 1952. She was the mother of four, daughter, Irene (deceased), Betty, Moose Jaw, Sask.; Michelle (Brian) Morgan-Coole, and their children Jessica and Kaitlyn, New Minas; son, John (Ginette) Morgan and their children Ashley and Kylie of Winnipeg, Man. In August 1993, Joyce moved to New Minas to be with her daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Brian, and grandchildren Jessica and Kaitlyn. She is also survived by brothers, Bill Landon, Kincardine, Ont.; and Ernest Landon, Medford, Minn. Besides her parents, her husband, John, and her daughter Irene, Joyce was also predeceased by her sister Kathleen Broacekaert. Cremation has taken place and no visitation by request. Donations in Joyce's memory may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Atlantic Division or Canadian Cancer Society. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held on Thursday, December 4, at 2 p.m. in Kentville Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. The family would like to convey special thanks for the kindness extended in word and deed to the nurses and staff of Valley Regional Hospital and to the Kentville congregation. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Serenity Funeral Home & Crematorium, PO Box 239, Port Williams, NS, B0P 1T0.
SKINNER, Vera Lillian
Louisdale. It is with great sadness that we announce Vera's death at the age of 74. Born in Port aux Basques, N.L., she was a daughter of Emanuel and Celina (Kettle) Osmond. Vera is survived by her loving husband, Freeman; daughter, Sheila (Donald Blair) Martell, Arichat; sons, Freeman Jr. (Yvette), Brian (Linda), Leslie, Kevin (Winnie), all of Arichat, and Kelvin (Della) and Lloyd, Halifax; sisters, Rebecca Lomond, Beatrice (Bill) Bryne, Julie (Ben) Perry, Florence Green, Pauline (Ted) Devoe; brothers, Cecil (Vivian), John (Hazel), Wilson (Joan), Malcolm (Rita); 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Vera was predeceased by her brothers, Stanley, Edgar, Raymond and Garland; sisters, Mildred and Margaret. Visitation will be in IML Funeral Home, Petit de Grat, today from 2-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held in St. John Anglican Church, Arichat on Thursday, December 4 at 1 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of Strait Richmond Hospital. She was loved and will be missed by her family and friends.
DAVIDSON, Reginald Frederick "Reg"
64, Wolfville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, December 2, 2008, at home. Born in Wolfville, he was a son of the late Earl and Stella (Atwell) Davidson. He was a member and employee of the Royal Canadian Legion, Kings Branch No. 6, Kentville, for over 30 years, where he served on the Executive, the Poppy Fund, the Sick and Visiting Committee and had been Chairman of the Dance Committee. He enjoyed movies, especially western and action/adventure. He is survived by his wife, the former Delia Page; his children, Michelle (Paul) Melanson, Kentville; Scott (Annette), New Minas; Cindy Graham, Ontario; stepdaughter, Juanita Wilson (Brian), Winnipeg; stepson, Christopher (Maria) Morrissey, New Glasgow; sisters, Helen Hiltz, Kentville; Sheila Deveau (Gavin Hearn), Oromocto; Nancy Deveau (Wayne Martin), Waterville; Margie Barkhouse (Raymond Archibald), Debert; Darlene (Raymond) Adams, Ontario; Phyllis Davidson, Ontario; Ella Alsey, Quebec; Geraldine Pynch, Berwick; Myrtle (Donald) Comeau, Centreville; six brothers, Basil (Gayle), Earl "Sonny" and Gerald (Donna), all of Kentville; Joey, Jimmy and John, all of Ontario; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Joyce Gates; two brothers, Ralph and Eugene "Buddy". Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, December 5, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 6, Rev. Thelma McLeod officiating. Burial will take place in the Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings Co. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
DOBSON, Gerald - 74, of Oxford, Cumberland Co., passed away at his home in Oxford on Friday, October 3, 2008. Born in Oxford he was a son of the late Noble L. and Della M. (Rushton) Dobson. He served with the Royal Canadian Army for a number of years, following this he was employed with the Cobequid Lumber Company Ltd., in Oxford Junction for a number of years. He then was employed with Bendix Modular Homes in Amherst as a carpenter and then following this he was employed as a Sanitary Engineer with the Cumberland District School Board at the Oxford Regional High School, until his retirement in 1996. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #36, Oxford. He was an adherent of Trinity United Church, Oxford and was very helpful with the janitorial work at the church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Surviving are daughters, Marjorie "Annie" Steward (Randy), London Ont.; Bonnie L. Horne (Perry), Eastern Passage; also son, Jerry Dobson (Darlene), Cambridge, Hants Co.; also stepdaughter, Sharon L. Nelson (Graham), Amherst; stepson, Gary Behn, Amherst; also 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister, Pauline Allen, Springhill, Cumberland Co.; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his first wife the former Norma S. Matt, and by his second wife, the former Shirley I. (Lewis) Behn; also by sisters, Daisy Rushton, Bertha Pollard, Doris Chapman, Alma Allen; and by brothers, Basil Dobson, Aubrey Dobson, Wilson Dobson, Norman Dobson, Donald Dobson, and Edward Dobson. Visitation will be held this afternoon and this evening. With a funeral service on Tuesday, October 7 at 2 p.m., both in Allen's Funeral Home, 60 Water St., Oxford, with Rev. Gary MacDougall officiating. Interment will take place in Oxford Pine Grove Cemetery. Donations may be made to charity of your choice. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #36 Oxford, will hold a tribute service at the Funeral Home this evening at 6:45 p.m.
POWROZ, William Jean-Paul "John"
POWROZ, William Jean-Paul "John" - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Dad and Grandpa on Friday, October 3, 2008. Born in Montreal, Que., on May 10, 1921, he attended French, Polish and English schools. He served in the No. 4 Highland Cadet Battalion prior to joining the 42nd Battalion of the Black Watch Regiment in January 1937, as a signaller. In January 1940, he transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy and served the war years as a leading telegraphist. He further served his country during the Korean War. His naval career included sea-going duties on HMCS Restigouche, HMCS Iroquois, HMCS Bonaventure, and various shore postings. He retired from the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer First Class in 1971. Retirement was not for him, so he continued his sea-going days by joining the CSS Dawson at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography as the Chief Electrical Officer, until his second retirement in 1985. Dad, under the call sign VE1PW, was an active Amateur Radio Operator and in his younger days taught new "hams", especially in the use of Morse Code, a skill he never lost. Dad was also proud to be a Mason, joining Cornwallis Lodge No. 95 in 1961, and serving in all ranks of the lodge, including treasurer for 14 years. He was most proud of having been elected as District Deputy Grand Master in 1993. He was also a Past Patron of Amethyst Chapter No. 28, Order of the Eastern Star. He was predeceased by Hilda, his wife of 48 years, and is survived by his three children, sons, William, Halifax; Norman (Jan), Nepean; daughter, Dorothy, Bedford; his two granddaughters, Jennifer and Kimberly, Nepean. There will be no visitation, by his request. A celebration of his life will be held Thursday, October 9, starting at 7 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, with a Masonic service, followed by an Eastern Star Service. Family flowers only. Dad would appreciate remembering him with donations to his favourite charities, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, The Arthritis Society. Private family burial.
GRANT, Eleanor Muriel
GRANT, Eleanor Muriel - 80, was surrounded by her family when she passed away in Dartmouth General Hospital, October 4, 2008. Born December 8, 1927, in Dartmouth, she was the youngest daughter of the late Thomas and Katie (Purcell) Grainger. She is survived by her husband, Donald F. They married in 1950, in Saint Luke's Church, Annapolis Royal. She will be missed by her children, Reg , Halifax; Kitty, Dartmouth; Donnie at home, and Allison (Chuck), Brooklyn; grandchildren, Scott, Cole Harbour; Megan (Doug), and great-grandson, Aidan, Petawawa Ont.; sister, Eva Lunergan, Nepean, Ont., and several nieces and nephews. Eleanor was employed many years with Royal Bank of Canada. After her retirement in 1988, she enjoyed traveling, reading, and holidays with her family. She was predeceased by her brothers, Bertle and Albert Grainger, and sister, Vivian Soberg. To honor Mom's requests family flowers only, and there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held today at 1 1 a.m. in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St. Interment in Mount Hermon Cemetery. Thank you to the staff and physicians of the DGH Emergency, Intensive Care Unit, 4 West and 3 East for their care and kindness during the past several months. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to a charity of your choice.
CLARK, Eleanor Mae
CLARK, Eleanor Mae - 88, Hilden, formerly of Truro, passed away October 5, 2008, in Val's Rest Home, Hilden, with her granddaughter, Debbie, by her side. Born in Lattie's Brook, she was a daughter of the late John and Louisa Lattie. Eleanor's greatest strength came from her faith in God. She is survived by son, Charles, Truro; granddaughters, Debbie Clark, Masstown; Brenda Connors, Debert; Victoria Clark, Truro; Charlene Clark, Truro; great-grandchildren, Chris, Brandon, Jillian, Hannah, Marissa, and Erica; sister, Edna Cameron, Shubenacadie; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Adam; brothers, Percy and Robert; sister, Mary, and long-time friend, Thompson Bilby. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 8, from 7-9 p.m.. Funeral service on Thursday, October 9, at 2 p.m., both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating. Interment in Terrace Hill Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in her memory may be made to the IWK Health Centre Foundation or a charity of choice.
MYRA (Ryan), Marie Ellen
MYRA (Ryan), Marie Ellen - 78. Born March 28, 1930. It is with sadness we announce the passing of our dear mother, who died suddenly in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, on Sunday October 5, 2008. In her years at the family home she enjoyed the outdoors, especially her gardening, tole painting, traveling, and an interest in antiques. In her later years, via the newspaper, television news and published articles on areas of interest to her, Marie was always in tune with the world today keeping abreast of the latest news, events in the community, and fashion. Never falling short of contributing to any level of conversation, she had a unique understanding of today's youth, giving wise lifelong advise to her granddaughter Katherine. Spending time with her family was a great pleasure and she always looked forward to events and gatherings that included her immediate family. Marie's death follows that of her parents, Naomi Ryan (Laybolt) and Frederick Ryan; husband, Donald Clyde Myra, and son, Jeffery. She is survived by her sons, Ross and Scott; sister, Cheralyn; daughter-in-law, Stefanie, and granddaughter, Katherine. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marie's name to The Arthritis Society or a charity of choice. A reception for friends and family will be held in Dartmouth Funeral Home, Queen Street, Dartmouth, on Thursday, October 9, at 2 p.m.