BYERS, James Artel
BYERS, James Artel - Halifax, born March 19, 1946, in Africville. It is with great sadness that we announce the departure of Jimmy Byers who passed away peacefully on October 4, 2008. Jim will be remembered as a very caring and giving person. He loved to spend time with his three precious grandchildren, who called him Grampy. Jimmy enjoyed watching sports, as well as cooking and sharing his dishes on special occasions. Jim worked as a cook at the Citadel Inn and Dartmouth Inn, he then worked for 27 years for Olands Brewery from where he retired in 2001. He was a son of Elsie Byers (Marsman) and the late Artel "Eddie" Byers. He is survived by his wife, Pearline (Thomas); children, Darleen, Dartmouth; James Jr. (Claire), Halifax; grandchildren, Deon, Aynsley and Nia; brothers, Wayne Marsman, Montreal; Douglas (Diane), Dartmouth; Jerry (Janet), Halifax; sisters, Bernice (John) Arsenault, Carrie, Dartmouth; many special nieces and nephews and will be sadly missed and never forgotten. He was predeceased by brother, Frankie, and nephew, Jerry-Leigh; grandparents, George and Aletha Mantley, and Sarah Byers. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. A funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 8, in Blessed Mother Teresa Parish (St. Stephen's Church), 6032 Normandy Dr., corner of Normandy Drive and Robie Street, Halifax, followed by a reception in the church hall. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
MacKENZIE (Lomas), Christy Ann
MacKENZIE (Lomas), Christy Ann - 54, Sherbrooke, Guysborough Co., died Friday, October 3, 2008, in QEII Health Science Centre, Halifax, with her loving family at her side. Born in Ottawa, Ont., she was the daughter of Aleah (Palmer) Lomas-Anderson, Sherbrooke and the late Alton Anderson Lomas. In her own words: "Learning, in its various forms, and family were the two constants in my young life." After suffering an aneurysm and stroke in 2001, "C.A." spent seven years making great progress in self-rehabilitation. She resumed her Master's program at St. F.X., studying her own and others' recovery from brain injury in an effort to chart a course for "self-abilitation". She recently enjoyed reconnecting and sharing memories with old friends from high school and university, in person and on Facebook. Christy Ann found keeping a yard full of dogs, cats, birds, ducks, chickens and horses deeply therapeutic. Her smile was broadest when she was in the presence of her three children. She lovingly supported and encouraged them to pursue their passions as she had done, encouraging Adam in his promising career in the arts or his political aspirations and proudly watching Mary and Amelia grow into talented equestrian riders and trainers. She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by family, friends, and animals alike. Besides her mother, Christy Ann is survived by husband, Malcolm Joseph MacKenzie; son, Adam Palmer Lomas, and daughters, Mary Anderson Lomas-Wetmore (and friend Jamie Lukeman) and Amelia Frances MacKenzie, Sherbrooke; stepdaughter, May Dawson (Kris), Sackville; brother, Alton Anderson "Andy" Lomas, San Francisco; stepgrandson, George Dawson; niece, Sara Lomas, Montreal; nephew, Alton Anderson "Tony" Lomas, Toronto; accepted son, Sam Madesi, Calgary, and many cousins and friends. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, St. Mary's Chapel, 34 Main St., Sherbrooke. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in St. James Presbyterian Church, Sherbrooke, Rev. David Curry officiating. Reception to follow at Sherbrooke Village Exhibit Centre. A private burial will take place at a later date. Family flowers only, please. Memorial donations may be made to the Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia or in trust to Amelia MacKenzie. Funeral arrangements are under the dignified and compassionate care of G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, Sherbrooke.
MOSHER, Marial M., Major (ret'd)
MOSHER, Marial M., Major (ret'd) - Ph.D., O.N.S., C.D., dancer, academic, passed away October 4, 2008. Dr. Mosher was a former professor of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and a professor of Canadian Studies, Mount Saint Vincent University. Marial is predeceased by her dear friend, Patricia "Pat" Keene. Born in Halifax, Marial was the daughter of the late Malcolm and Florence (Larder) Mosher. She is survived by her cousins, Helen (Larder) Swansburg, Dr. William Larder, Robert Larder, Elizabeth (Beth Mosher) Kennedy and their families, as well as her extended family, Joan and Murray Creed and Shelagh Keene. Marial has lived many years in Halifax as well as Vancouver and Toronto where she studied and taught in the areas of Sociology and Anthropology. Her early years took her to New York City to study dance and perform on Broadway. Marial served as a senior officer of the Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWAC) during the Second World War at bases across Canada and with units of the ATS in Britain and later as CO of the Militia (CWAC). Following the war, she graduated with a Master's in Sociology from Acadia, and a Master's in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Toronto. She did a doctoral at Simon Fraser University and graduated with a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Dalhousie University. Marial published papers in leading journals. She was responsible for initiating the Canadian Studies program at Mount Saint Vincent University. Upon retirement, education continued to be of interest to her and she was one of the founding members of the Elder Learners program at St. Mary's University. Among her many accomplishments, Marial was honoured for her 50 years of service in the Canadian Federation of University Women. In 2004 Dr. Mosher was a recipient of the Order of Nova Scotia, recognized for her contribution in promoting women's education, elder learning and the history of dance in Canada. Marial enjoyed life, was full of energy, and was always ready with, good advice and a great cup of tea. She loved to teach and nurture as evidenced by her students of dance and academia. Being physically active was important to Marial and she carried the discipline and principles of her dance training as part of her everyday life. Her retirement was spent enjoying time traveling with friends, summering at the "Glen" and the companionship of her beloved Westies, in particular Bonnie Lass. A celebration of Dr. Mosher's life will be held for colleagues, family and friends in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, on October 9. Visitation will be from 12:30-1 p.m. with a memorial service beginning at 1 p.m. and reception to follow. A private family burial will take place in Camp Hill Cemetery following the reception. Special thanks for the kindness, love and support of her cousin, Jennifer Swansburg, who assisted Marial in being able to remain at home in her later years, her neighbor, Nancy Wood and the Home Instead Senior Care individuals, particularly Jane, Linda, Germaine and Sharon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that in memoriam contributions be made to the Jean Fraser Scholarship, Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, firstname.lastname@example.org; the Mount Saint Vincent University Canadian Studies Society, email@example.com; and the Canadian Wildlife Federation, www.cwf-fcf.org.
MESSOM, Mary Winnifred
MESSOM, Mary Winnifred - 81, New Minas, formerly of Melvern Square, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 5, 2008, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, with her family by her bed. Born on October 4, 1927, in Melvern Square, she was the daughter of the late Charles Sumner and Ruby (Van Buskirk) Brown. Mary enjoyed times with her family and friends and also found great comfort with her faithful dog, Mac. She was an avid knitter, cross-stitcher, and loved her time spent in the kitchen. Mary was also a member of the New Minas United Baptist Church. She is survived by sons, Marvin (Barbara), Belcher Street, Port Williams; Gordon (Marguerite), New Minas; Philip (Nancy), Bible Hill; DeWayne (Laura), Digby; Norman, Port Williams; George (Barbara), Toronto; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Harry Messom; brother, John Brown; great-grandchild, Joshua. Mary is resting in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. today and where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 8, Rev. Dr. Robert Knowles officiating. A reception will follow in the reception room of the funeral home. A private family burial will take place in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Valley Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
CAMERON, Annabelle Cameron
CAMERON, Annabelle Cameron - 84, Brierly Brook Road, Antigonish, passed away suddenly Saturday, October 4, 2008, at home. Born in Doctor's Brook, she was a daughter of the late John Joseph and Catherine Marcella (Katella) (MacDonald) Gillis. Annabelle was first and foremost a family woman who shared with all her deep Christian beliefs. She dearly loved her husband Jim, her children, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. Annabelle was the matriarch around whom a large extended family revolved. Annabelle was a valued employee of the Royal Bank in Antigonish until her retirement in 1984. She belonged to St. Ninian's Parish, was a lifetime C.W.L. member and volunteered for many years as a member of the Monday morning weekly collection group. She is survived by Doug (Janet), Antigonish; Joe (Betty), New Glasgow, P.E.I.; Estelle, Sydney; John (Brenda), Doctor's Brook; Mary Lou, Ashdale; Loretta (Tony) Secco, Fredericton; Betty, Antigonish; Jeanie, Antigonish; Anne (Jerry) MacDonald, Antigonish; Terry, Antigonish/Fort McMurray; Joan Conrad, Ashdale. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Ronald and Bernie (Dolly) Gillis, Doctor's Brook; sisters, Kay (Leland) Williams, Guysborough; Jeannie (Tim) Clifford, Palm Harbor, Fla.; Sister Loretta, Lethbridge, Alta.; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel James "Jim" Cameron; brothers, Donald, John Hugh; niece, Linda; nephew, Donald, and grandchild, Daniel. Visitation will be held from from 10-12 a.m. today in MacIsaac's Funeral Home, Antigonish. Funeral mass will take place at 3 p.m. today in St. Ninian's Cathedral, Antigonish. Reception to follow in St. Ninian's Place. Burial will be in St. Ninian's Parish Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Eastern Highlands Special Olympics or to a charity of choice.
JOSEY, Laurie Edwin
JOSEY, Laurie Edwin - 86, Halifax/Spry Harbour. It is with sadness that the family of Laurie announces his passing in Camp Hill Veteran's Memorial Building, QEII, on October 6, 2008, after a brief illness. He was a son of the late Stanford and Laura (Baker) Josey (Spry Harbour). He is survived by brothers, Owen (Denise), Spry Harbour; Densmore (Dorothy), Dartmouth; Hanson (Mary), Dartmouth; Ian (Kathleen), Bedford; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Joan; brothers, Hartley, Foster, Milan, and sister, Gay. During his duty in the Canadian Armed Forces, he served his country in several capacities from 1940-1972, including overseas in the Second World War and Korea. Upon returning to Spry Harbour, Laurie and Joan set up "His and Hers" hair salon in their home. He was a long-time member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Sheet Harbour. Special thanks to the staff of V6 West, Camp Hill, for their compassionate care. Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 8, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in D.S. Crowell Funeral Home, 22558 Highway 7, Sheet Harbour. Funeral service Thursday, October 9, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Sheet Harbour, Father Gilbert Bertrand, OMI officiating. Family flowers only. Donations to St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, The Salvation Army, Hope Cottage or a charity of your choice.
ALLEN, Vincent P., Q.C.
ALLEN, Vincent P., Q.C. - Halifax, passed away October 5, 2008, at home after a short illness. Born in 1925 in Halifax, he was a son of the late Charles and Martha Allen. At an early age, Vince was drawn to music and acting, playing the harmonica and piano by ear, and even composing many pieces of music and songs, including a piano concerto that he played, having been written down from memory by his son, Peter. At age 14, Vince produced and acted in a musical at Oxford School, and later toured around the province with a traveling minstrel show. Later, he became a regular performer on CBC radio, having a recurring role in a daytime series called "The Gillans." He was a founding member of The Atlantic Players, which presented plays in Halifax. He enlisted in the army in 1944 but after completing basic and advance training, he was found to have a medical condition that precluded him from overseas duty. He was discharged, attended St. Francis Xavier University for a time and entered Dalhousie University, graduating with a law degree in 1950. Vince then travelled to the United States, where he spent the next six years acting by night and working as an insurance adjuster by day. In 1956 while he was in rehearsal of a play called "Call of Duty", he received word that his father was gravely ill. He drove non-stop for 48 hours, and arrived just in time to say goodbye to his Dad. At this point, he thought it was his duty to stay home. The play eventually appeared on Broadway in New York. He opened up a law office, where he practised general law and sometimes acted as Crown Prosecutor. In 1959, he married Marion Joseph, fulfilling a promise he had made to her on her 16th birthday that he would marry her someday. He received his Queen's Counsel in 1970. In 1980 he was appointed Registrar of Probate, and presided over that court for the next 15 years. He wrote and published a book on wills and probate Law that became a best seller. Since his retirement in 1995, he had acted in plays produced by the Bedford Players, and has spent most of his time writing stories, solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, and surfing the net. He was very proud that all of his sons shared his love for music, all of them becoming accomplished musicians. He is survived by his loving wife, Marion; sons, Peter (Patricia), Eric (Annette), Stephen (Sharon); grandchildren, Abbey, Leif, and Lon. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by three infant brothers and sister, all of whom died before Vince was born. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. A funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, October 9, in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, St. Benedict Parish, Melody Dr. Halifax. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers donations may be to the Palliative Care Unit, QEII, or a charity of your choice.
LADEROUTE (White), Barbara
LADEROUTE (White), Barbara - 74, Bedford, passed away peacefully October 5, 2008, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Jollimore on January 2, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Allen and Ethel (Innes) White. She was predeceased by her husband, Jerry (Espanola, Ont.). Barb worked for Sears in Halifax for many years. She was an excellent dart player was active in many leagues and tournaments in Espanola, Ont. She was an avid bingo player. She was the loving mother of Pamela Labelle (Rock). She is also survived by grandchildren, Shonda Lemay (Pascal) and André Gauthier; great-grandchildren, Damien Gauthier, Dawson Lemay, Jace Lemay, all of Hawkesbury, Ont.; sisters, Patricia Ruttan (Raymond), Mount Uniacke; Shelia MacIsaac, Dartmouth; brother, Larry White (Sheila), Fairview; nephews, Allen Ruttan (Ching), Herring Cove; Phillip MacIsaac (Marnie), Glen MacIsaac, Dartmouth; Josh and Luke White, Fairview. She was predeceased by brother-in-law, Greg MacIsaac. Cremation has taken place. There will be a private celebration of life for Barb at a later date. Heartfelt thanks to the nursing staff at the QEII 8.1, who made Barbara's passing one of dignity and filled with compassion. Your kindness will never be forgotten. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
HADSKIS, John Patrick
HADSKIS, John Patrick - 1934-2008. The family of John Patrick (Jack) Hadskis are sad to announce his death on October 3, 2008, in Liverpool, after a brief illness. Jack was born January 23, 1934, to Ralph and Marion (Gamester) Hadskis. He lived much of his live in Liverpool and had a diverse career background, working most recently for Quarterdeck Beachside Villas. Over the years he involved himself in the community through association with Ducks Unlimited, the Liberal Party, LHS Reunion Committee and the Liverpool Golf Club. Jack enjoyed travelling with family and friends to Australia, Ireland and attending NFL games in New Orleans and Pittsburg. Jack was much loved by his children, Debra Marion (Colin Gordon), Jane Ann (Lee) Whynot, John Paul (Kim MacPhail); his grandchildren, Cody, Rob, Ryan and Elijah Whynot, Liverpool; Joshua, Alexander, Paul and Nicola Hadskis Gordon, Australia; Maggie and Fiona Hadskis, Liverpool, and was predeceased by his granddaughter, Zoe Jane Whynot. Jack will also be missed by his brother and sister-in-law, William "Bill" and Winn Hadskis, Hubbards, and their children, Kathy Ali and Michael (Shellie) Hadskis. In accordance with Jack's wishes, his body has been donated to Dalhousie Medical Science program and there will be no funeral. We will celebrate Jack's life on the evening of Friday, October 10, from 7 p.m. at the home of Lee and Jane Ann Whynot, 125 Bristol Ave., Liverpool. All are welcome to join us. Donations may be made to Queens General Hospital.
PAUL, Robert Curtis
PAUL, Robert Curtis - 27, Eskasoni, died October 4, 2008. He was a son of Charles William Francis and Bridget Ann Marie Paul. Surviving are his Kekunit-Mom, Elizabeth Doucette; stepdad, Seymour Doucette; sisters, Mary Charlotte, Phelecia, Ally, Tiffany, Mag, Maddie, Lynn, Khrishna, Jenna; brothers, Louis, Ryan, Chuck, Dan, Mour, Joey, Junior Gould; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Charlton Jay, B.J.; stepdad, Robert Herney. Visitation Thursday after 7 p.m. at 365 Castle Bay Rd., Eskasoni. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Family Church.
FERGUSON (Flagg), Mabel Florence
FERGUSON (Flagg), Mabel Florence - Left this life after 98 years 10 months and 24 days, to begin her eternal life with God on Monday, October 6, 2008. Mabel was born in Bertie Township, Ont., on November 12, 1909, a daughter of late George and Mina (Moore) Flagg. Mabel was a long-time resident of Kempt Road, Richmond Co., where her door was always open and the tea was steeped and ready to be poured. She could always be counted on to listen when you had something to say, to pitch in and help when there was a need, and to nourish people with her delicious homemade meals and lots of love. Her family was the most important part of her life, and she strove to play an active role in each successive generation, even travelling to Fenwick, Ont., in 2006 at the age of 96 to attend one last Flagg Family Reunion. Mabel is survived by her sons, Arvid Ferguson and Reg Ferguson; her daughters, Anna MacQuarrie, Colleen Beaton, and Shirley McNamara; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and 11 great great-grandchildren. Mabel was predeceased by her husband, James Ferguson; sons, Marvin Ferguson and Aubrey Ferguson; brothers, Isaac Flagg, Norman Flagg, and Bill Flagg; sister, Nellie Davies; half-sisters, Amelia Leck and Evelyn Johnson. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 8, from 2-9 p.m. in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, 724 Granville St., Port Hawkesbury. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 9, at 2 p.m. in West Bay United Church with Rev. Connie McNamara officiating. Burial in Grantville Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations to the Strait Richmond Health Care Foundation, West Bay United Church or Grantville Cemetery would be appreciated by the family.