ROSS, Angus Martin
ROSS, Angus Martin - 61, Hammonds Plains, passed away October 5, 2008, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, after a short battle with brain cancer. Angus grew up in the valley, graduating with Drafting from Kings in 1966. He moved to Halifax, where he met and married his wife, Marilyn in 1967. He worked for Halifax Heating and Air Conditioning and Himmelman Contracting until retiring in May 2007. He was a life-member of the Kinsman Club, K40 and held many offices such as president, and he was on the Deputy Governor Executive and National Governor Executive. He enjoyed curling, ATVing, snowmobiling and was Trails Chairman during the past four years. He was a member of the Gold Wing Road Rider Association. In 2007 after retirement he had a trip to Alaska, with his good friend, Brian, on their Gold Wings. He believed in enjoying life to the fullest. He will be forever loved and missed by his loving and devoted wife of 41 years, Marilyn (Fisk); son, Brad (Stacey), Alberta; daughter, Angela, Lower Sackville; grandsons, Spencer, Josh and Braydon, who will miss their grandfather tremendously. He is survived by his mother, Mary Ross, Bridgetown; sister, Elizabeth (Brian) Whiston, Cambridge; brothers, Alan, British Columbia; Ian (Lucy), Quebec; several nieces, nephews. He was predeceased by father, Martin Ross; brother, Billy. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, with funeral service 1 p.m. Thursday in Knox United Church, Lower Sackville. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens. Reception to follow in the Kinsman Centre, Lower Sackville. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com "Life is not a journey to the grave. With the intention of arriving safely In a pretty, well-preserved body. But rather to skid in broadside, Thoroughly used up, totally worn out, Loudly Proclaiming, "WOW!" What a ride!!!"
LANDRY, William David, C.D.
LANDRY, William David, C.D. - 77, Pictou, passed away peacefully October 5, 2008, in the Maritime Oddfellows Home, Pictou, surrounded by family and staff. Bill was born in Pictou, September 21, 1931, a son of the late John A. and Ella D. (Henderson) Landry. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Mary Georgina (MacIsaac); brother, Murdock "Moon" Landry; granddaughter, Meagan Landry. He is survived by his sisters, Margaret (Bill Olan), Keswick, Ontario; Rose (Raymond McCarthy), Springhill; children, David, Pictou; Elaine (David Chaisson), Pictou; Colin (Lynn MacCallum), Kingston, Ontario; Susan, Pictou; William (Shelly MacInnis), Pictou; Rosalind, Loch Broom; Robert, Pictou; Kevin, CFB Trenton, Ont.; grandchildren, Bruce, Amanda, Christy, Danny, Christopher, Holly, Sabrina, Donny, Michael, Bailey, Branden; great-grandchildren, Earl, Wyatt, Kyle, Nathan, Kaden, and many nieces and nephews. Bill was a member of the Pictou Highlanders/Nova Scotia Highlanders, a Boy Scout leader, and a long-time member of the Pictou Fire Department. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 16, Pictou, where he held many executive positions, and was a past president. Bill was employed by Hamilton's Biscuits, and the Pictou (Ferguson) Shipyard. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral mass will take place 11 a.m. Thursday in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou, with Rev. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in his memory may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova the Scotia or Pictou Fire Department. The family would like to thank Home Care, the staff of Maritime Oddfellows Home and Aberdeen Hospital, Dr. Shirley MacCara, Dr. Randy Burrill, and any others who took care of our father over his long illness.
EISAN (Stevens), Florence Alma
EISAN (Stevens), Florence Alma - 98, Ship Harbour, died peacefully on October 4, 2008. Born in Owls Head, she was the daughter of the late Alvin and Laliah (Drake) Stevens. She is survived by daughter, Helen Webb, Halifax; grandchildren, John (Donna), Kenny (Helen), Sherry (Howie) and Lisa; great-grandchildren, John Eric, Matthew, Kyle, Brett, Kristin, Logan, Taylor, Kelly, and special great-granddaughter, Carly; sisters, Marion Wiswell (Everett), Ann Nichols (Arthur). She was predeceased by husband, Roy; brothers, Alvin, Murray, John, and sisters, Margaret, Lillian. Our lives have been touched by the love of a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 8, at 2 p.m. in St. Stephens Anglican Church, Lower Ship Harbour. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of choice.
JOHNS, Gordon A.
JOHNS, Gordon A. - The family of Gordon A. Johns sadly announces his passing on October 5, 2008, at the age of 88. Born on December 17,1919 in Liverpool, England, he was the son of the late Daniel and Dorothy Johns. Gordon was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the British Army in North Africa and the Middle East from 1940-1946. Following the war he was employed as a sales representative with HJ Heinz and Lever Bros. In 1957, he and Jean and their young family emigrated to Alberta, where he began his television career with CJLH TV in Lethbridge before moving to Red Deer and CHCA TV in 1960. In 1965 Gordon joined CJCH TV (latterly ATV and now CTV), retiring as station manager in 1985, remaining as consultant until 1988. He was a Charter President of the Optimist Club, Lethbridge, Charter President of the Sackville N.S. Lions Club, Member of George S. Wright Chapter of Royal Arch Masons and an original executive member of the Sackville Blazers Hockey Club. Leaving to rejoice in his life and his legacy are his loving wife and best friend, Jean (Bryan); children, Lynne Johns, Barry (Lynn) Johns, Lower Sackville; Susan (Mark) Munro, Keith (Carrie) Johns, Beaver Bank, and his pride and joy, his grandchildren, Brittany, Andrew, Emily, Jarrett, Christopher, Matthew, Amanda and Gillian. They were the lights of his life and they will miss Grandpa. The family would like to thank Dr. Tom Chui, the doctors and nurses of the Cobequid and Infirmary Emergency Departments and the staff of 5B VG Site, QEII. Gratitude is is extended to Dr. Ricardo Renden and Dr. Matthew Simms for their sympathetic counselling as well as to Dr. Joseph Lawen. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 9, at 3 p.m. in Knox United Church, Lower Sackville, reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Knox United Church Building Fund.
COATES, Capt. Ernest Albert
COATES, Capt. Ernest Albert - 77, Dartmouth, passed away on Sunday, October 5, 2008, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Hillsburn, he was the son of the late Capt. Eugene and Helen (MacCaul) Coates. He was predeceased by his sister, Lillian (MacInnes) and is survived by his wife, Frances (Leck); his children, Michael, Karen, and Deborah; grandchildren, Emily, Nathaniel, Nicholas, Sarah, Michelle, Lianne, and Danielle. Ernie began a seafaring career with Imperial Oil and held a number of senior positions including Marine Superintendent at Head Office in Toronto and Regional Marine Superintendent in Dartmouth. After retiring from Imperial Oil he worked as a marine Consultant for Exxon N.Y. Ernie sat on the Board of Directors of the Halifax Port Corp. (1988-1995). He was a member of the Master Mariners of Canada and president of the Esso Dartmouth Annuitants Club (1991-1992). Ernie will be dearly missed by family and friends. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, October 9, in Atlantic Funeral Home Chapel, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, Rev. Patricia Malin officiating. Reception to follow. Private family interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.
MacISAAC, Claude Anthony "Tony"
MacISAAC, Claude Anthony "Tony" - 61, Dartmouth/Sydney. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our brother, Claude Anthony "Tony" MacIsaac on Sunday, October 5, 2008. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Michael J. MacIsaac and Margaret Pauline (O'Rielley) MacIsaac, formerly of Whitney Avenue. Claude worked as a License Practical Nurse for many years and in earlier years was employed with the Nova Scotia Children's Training Centres. In his working life, he showed compassion and caring for those in his care. Claude was an avid baseball and hockey fan, never missing a game with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays. He also enjoyed family get-togethers, especially in Cape Breton. His sense of humour and friendship will be dearly missed. Claude is survived by his companion, JoAnn Vincent; children, Ronald, Brian, Mark; stepchildren, Dawn, Robin, and grandchildren; his immediately family, brother, Richard (Sandra) MacIsaac, Big Pond; sisters, Paula Hines (Gordon), Howie Centre; Donna Dinaut (Alfred), Ben Eoin; nephews, Lawrence, Ewen, Dennis, Robert MacIsaac, Robert Hines; nieces, Shauna (Peter) Roach, Allison Hines, Emily Dinaut; uncle Joseph O'Reilley; aunts, Irene MacIsaac and Ceceila D'Agostino. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his oldest brother, Michael Joseph "M.J."; nephew, Michael Neil, and several aunts and uncles. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dartmouth Funeral Home. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of choice.
Suddenly, surrounded by her loving family, Kim Wry, passed away in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Monday, November 3, 2008. Born in Collingwood, Ont., she was a daughter of the late Maurice and Dorothy (Warden) Bent. Kim worked with Canada Post, Amherst, and Springhill for over 20 years. She was the president of the Zonta Club, Amherst, and secretary for the Amherst Rambler Alumni. An avid hockey fan, she volunteered with many of her son's and brother's hockey teams. She was a member of the Christ Church, and Anglican Church, Amherst. Kim will be sadly missed and always remembered by her husband, John; daughters, Krista (Matthew) Faulkner and Darcey; son, Josh; granddaughter, Faith; brothers, Jack (Gail), Jim (Tracy), Greg, Buddy (Michelle) and George (Jill); nephews and nieces; brothers-in-law, Ronnie (Cindy), Michael (Karen) and Brian (Denise); sisters-in-law, Arlene (Stephen) Jones and Sandra (John) Cullen; nephews and nieces. Kim's remains have been entrusted into the care of Furlong Jones Funeral Home, Church Street, Amherst. A memorial service will be held in Christ Church, Amherst, on Thursday, November 6, at 2 p.m., reception to follow. Friends and family are invited to a time of visitation in Furlong Jones Chapel, 68 Church St., Amherst, today from 7-9 p.m. Donations to the Amherst Rambler Alumni Association or a charity of the donor's choice, gratefully appreciated.
Halifax/Malagash - It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce that Erna Jost (Schmidt) passed away peacefully with her family at her side in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, on the evening of December 3, 2008. She is survived by her daughter, Ellen; son, Hans Christian and his wife, Karen and granddaughters, Christiane and Matina, as well as her niece, Marianne Bertelsen (Denmark). Erna was born in Roskilde, Denmark on September 2, 1926, as the youngest of three sisters (Ellen and Inger). She grew up in a loving home where celebrations, food and joie de vivre were the order of the day. At the age of 14, she developed tuberculosis and spent the next three years in a sanitarium. She met her husband, Hans in 1959 and they were married in 1960, when she moved from Denmark to Germany and started their family. In Germany, Hans and Erna owned and operated a winery and vineyards in the Rhine Valley. They moved their family to Malagash in 1970 to start up a new life of farming. But soon the call of the grape became impossible to ignore and they founded Jost Vineyards in Malagash in 1983. Hans W. died in 1988 after having seen the winery become a success. Sadly, Erna lost both her sisters within that year, but she continued to embrace life and flourish. She loved to obsessively listen to opera and classical music, especially CBC 2. Cooking wonderful food, puttering in her garden and entertaining friends and family brought her great joy. She was an avid traveler and enjoyed attending yoga and Tai Chi classes. She was a member of the Tatamagouche and Area Singers until a few years ago. She moved to Melville Heights in 2007, spending her summers in her beloved home in Malagash. Moving to Melville Heights was yet another new adventure for her and an opportunity to make new friends. While there she discovered an as yet untapped talent when she took up water colour painting. Erna was always an optimist and a "can do" person. Her glass was always half-full. Despite her lung problems, she lived her life to its fullest and appreciated every day. Special thanks to Dr. Michael Glasgow, Dr. Debra Morrison and recently Dr. Delva. As well, many thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at QE II Emergency Room, ICU and 8.4. A celebration of Erna's life will take place on Saturday, December 6 at 1 p.m. in St. John's United Church in Wallace. Rev. Connie MacNamara officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Nova Scotia Lung Association or the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital Fund would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Mundle's Funeral Home, 204 Water St., Pugwash (243-2506).
PALMER, Linda Cherylle Elaine
28, Dartmouth, passed away suddenly on November 1, 2008, while scuba diving near Sambro Island. She was a daughter of Shirley and Fred Palmer of Dartmouth. Linda led an active and varied life. She attended Ellenvale Junior High School and Prince Andrew High School where her passion was playing tuba in the school and All City bands. She enjoyed downhill skiing, sailing, hiking and was an avid softball player for Woodlawn teams in local and provincial tournaments. She graduated from Dalhousie University with a B.Sc. degree in marine biology and developed a consuming interest in scuba diving. She was an instructor level diver with experience in ocean diving on various wrecks off the coast. Linda also obtained a B.Ed. degree from Mount Saint Vincent University to become a math and science teacher. She taught briefly in the Halifax region and at the Calgary Academy in Alberta. Her love of the ocean and her family brought her back to Nova Scotia to dive, sail and teach. Linda's positive, kind and giving nature was reflected in her daily life with family, friends, coworkers and students. She was always there for comfort when needed and also to have a good time and a good laugh. Linda initiated an Annual Dive Treasure Hunt to benefit The Children's Wish Foundation and participated in multiple charity fundraising events. She touched everyone she knew and will be sadly missed by her family and many, many friends. She is survived by her parents, sisters, Lorraine Colpitts (Gordon) and Lisa Wilcox (Tony) in Dartmouth; brother, David (Myrna Shaw-Palmer) in Atlanta, Ga.; nieces and nephews, Nick, Alex, Matt, Kristie, Brett, Corey, Mason, and Jacqueline. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Friday, November 7, in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth. A celebration of Linda's life will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 8, at the MicMac Club, 192 Prince Albert Rd., Dartmouth. Donations to The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada or a charity of choice.
SLAUNWHITE, Brian John
April 27, 1955 - November 28, 2008. Brian Slaunwhite, beloved husband of Danah Slaunwhite of Calgary, passed away on Friday, November 28, 2008, at the age of 53 years. Brian was born and raised in Kentville. He was an avid hockey player in his teens, goaltending for the Kentville Cornels where he was nicknamed "Sykes". After working in Yellowknife for Mike's Moving then Edmonton at Bristol Myers, Brian settled in Calgary and since 1990 started his own company B & S (Pro) Roofing Ltd. Besides his loving wife of 12 years, Brian is survived by son, Dray Edwards; daughter, Melissa Slaunwhite and grandchildren, Joshua, Alexandria, Faith, and Matthew. He is also survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, Beverley and Forrister Cann, Marilea and Wayne Campbel; and brother, Kenneth Slaunwhite, as well as eight nephews and six nieces. Brian was predeceased by his parents, Irene and Carl Slaunwhite. Funeral services will be held in the Standard Church of America (1307 - 10th Avenue S.E.) on Saturday, December 6, at 11 a.m. Forward condolences through: www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Brian Slaunwhite, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.
ATKINSON, Chesley Darrell
Former Oxford resident, passed away Thursday, November 27, 2008, in Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, Ont. Mr. Atkinson was born October 15, 1948, in Pugwash, to Chesley and Gladys (Vanbuskirk) Atkinson. He is survived by wife, Donna (Mitchell); daughter and son-in-law, Alicia and Terrence Gobine, Barrie, Ont.; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Susan Atkinson, Port Elgin, N.B.; son, Christopher Atkinson, Victoria, B.C.; father, Chesley Atkinson, Pugwash; sister, Brenda Montrose, Kingston and brother, Roderick Atkinson, Summerside, P.E.I. Mr. Atkinson was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys. The memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Oxford, 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 6. Donations can be made to The Worldwide Work of Jehovah's Witnesses, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or any charity of choice.
BOOTH (Piers), Marjorie Florence
Died December 3, 2008, in Halifax, formerly of Middleton, Ottawa, Ont., and Hampton, N.B. Born in 1913, she was a daughter of the late Edward Albert Piers and Blanch (Coffey) Piers of Hampton, N.B. Marjorie retired from the Treasury Dept, in Ottawa, after a long career with the civil service. She was predeceased by her husband, George W. Booth, Bradford, England; sisters, Helen Carroll (Piers), Katherine Cripps (Piers), Mina Piers, and brothers, James Piers and Roy Piers, Hampton, N.B., who was killed overseas in 1944. She is survived by 10 nieces and nephews. Marjorie was a member of Holy Trinity Church, Middleton and will be lovingly remembered at a memorial service in that church at a later date.