HINDLE, Joyce Anita
77, Clarence East, Annapolis Co., passed away December 4, 2008, in Mountain Lea Lodge, Bridgetown. Born in Halifax she was a daughter of the late Leslie and Frances (Duffey) Raniere. Joyce was an avid reader and loved to do crossword puzzles. She loved to play cards and enjoyed traveling when she was able. She is survived by daughters, Audrey (Wolfgang) Vogel of Mahone Bay; Heather (Ian) Reesor of Clarence East; son, Andrew Wayne Hindle of Waldec; grandchildren, Gregory, Michael, Kara, Jason, Trevor and Troy; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Lloyd of Halifax; Raymond (Marlene), Moncton; Robert (Mary), Dominion; Allen (Lyse), Orleans, Ont.; sisters, Marg (Pete) Richards, Richmond Co.; Madeline (Eric) Porter of Port Williams, Bernice MacDonald, Halifax; Valarie (David) Palameter, Lower Sackville; brother-in-law, Raymond (Shirley) Hindle, Aylesford Lake; sister-in-law, Betty Hindle, Que. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick James Hindle; sons, Mark and James; daughter, Frances. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Bridgetown. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday December 8, in St. Alphonsus Catholic Church with Father Tom McQuade officiating. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, Digby on Tuesday. Donations in Joyce's memory may be sent to Lung Association of Nova Scotia or to Mountain Lea Lodge.
KEDDY, James Illsley MacKenzie "Jim"
82, Forest Home, Kings Co., passed away Thursday, December 4, 2008, at home. Born in North River, Kings Co., he was a son of the late Ambrose and Margaret (Arenburg) Keddy. He had been employed with Standard Paving Ltd. as a heavy equipment operator for 28 years. He also enjoyed farming. He was a dedicated father, a devoted grandfather and spent his life raising his own children, two of his grandsons and many foster children. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, and going for drives. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Amy Oakley; daughters, Joann (Oran) Starratt, Canard; Janice (Paul) Jollimore, New Minas; sons, Kirk (Glenda), Forest Home; Gary (Laura), Kentville; sisters, Hattie Spencer, Windsor; Rita Llewellyn, Mary (Clifford) Pemberton and Leona Feener, all of New Minas; Alice Urquhart, Toronto; brothers, Frank (Thelma), Kentville; Cecil (Marion), Port Williams; grandchildren, Kyle, Melissa, Jacob, Lacey Rose, Jasmine, Mikhail, Trevor, Melanie, Christopher, MacKenzie-Jo, Jessica, Brandie, Parker and Oakleigh; great-grandchildren, Jaida, Kylie, and Brandon; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Jamie-Lynn; sisters, Margaret Rose Bezanson, Violet Silver and Frances Keddy; brothers, Melbourne, Robert and Harry; an infant brother, George. Visitation will be held from 7-8 p.m. Saturday, December 6, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 7, Rev. Leon Langille and Rev. Quincy Collins officiating. Burial will take place in Lakeview Cemetery, Lakeville, Kings Co. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to Jim Keddy Memorial Fund (in support of grandsons, Jacob and Oakleigh). Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
SHAW (Gough), Elizabeth Ann "Betty"
Betty was born in Halifax, June 11, 1937 to Eric Page Gough and Veronica Mary Dowell. She died on December 3, 2008, in London, Ont. She grew up in Halifax, attended Sacred Heart Convent School and loved gymnastics, figure skating, and sailing on the Northwest Arm. Betty had happy memories of summers spent in Petite Rivere, and Kingston, Ont., sailing and picnics with her brother, Bob and their friends. At 20 she met and married Dave Shaw, a Dalhousie student from Saint John, N.B. Three children soon followed. Betty was a natural and intuitive mother. She loved and valued family, family time, and family traditions. She was a proficient and self-taught cook, seamstress and homemaker. Betty worked in the Film Library at UWO for 20 years before retiring in 2001 to devote her energy to her six grandchildren and her cottage in Port Stanley. Betty is survived by Wendy, David, Maggie and Nathalie Shaw-Kent, Andy, Valerie, Duncan and Kate Shaw and Jamie, Carol, Matthew and Kristen Shaw; her mother, Vera Gough and her companion, Bill Garnier. Friends may visit Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, Ont., on Saturday December 6, 1- 4 p.m. A celebration of life will be held at Westview, on Saturday December 13 at 3 p.m. Donations may be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation, www.braintumour.ca
HOPPER, Louis Francis
Passed away peacefully Monday, December 1, 2008, in Nanaimo District General Hospital. He was born in Halifax on October 19, 1933. He was predeceased by his parents, Louis and Stella Hopper; sisters, Catherine and Evelyn; brothers, Ken, Tom, Jim and Charlie. He is survived by Jean, his wife of 52 years; sons, Michael (Yvonne) of Oak Bluff, Man., Peter (Maria) of Victoria, B.C.; Patrick (Dianne) of Winnipeg; much beloved grandsons, Connor and Kegan of Oak Bluff, B.C.; sisters, Rita During, Jean Dickinson, Irene Boutilier, all of Halifax; Lillian Eden (John) of Trenton, Ont.; Betty Lou Hamilton (Bob) of Mahone Bay; sisters-in-law Genevieve Hopper of Barrie, Ont.; Ramona Hopper of Edmonton, Alta.; and numerous nephews and nieces. Lou joined the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals in 1950 and had a 30 year career in the army serving in various parts of Canada, Middle East, and Germany. He retired from the Armed Forces in Winnipeg, Man. in 1979, although he continued as a member of the Signallers Club of Canada. In 1996 he and Jean moved to Nanaimo, B.C. to continue with their retirement without the winter snows. Cremation has taken place and at Lou's request, there will be no service. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
RICHARDSON, Marion Elizabeth
93, Berwick, Kings Co., passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2008, in the Grand View Manor. Surviving are sons, Bert (Bev) Richardson, Berwick; Henry (Eris) Richardson, Hammonds Plains; daughter, Lillian (Wilfred Morton) Creemer, Don Mills, Ont. There will be no visitation. Funeral service for Marion will take place 2 p.m. Saturday, December 6, in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S., B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900). Rev. Marilyn Rose officiating, with burial in the Berwick Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
SANDERSON, Cyril Albert "Sandy"
83, of Dartmouth, passed away December 3, 2008, at home. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Thomas and Alice (Bibby) Sanderson. Cyril had a wittiness about himself which the people around him enjoyed, along with his positive attitude which will be missed by all, especially Parkland. Cyril enjoyed reading, along with doing crossword puzzles on a daily basis. He passed along his passion for reading to his family. Cyril also liked entertaining having what was known as his after Christmas due and his fall due which will be sadly missed. Cyril had a 25 year career with the Canadian Air Force. After his retirement he continued to work with the cadets for several years. He is survived by nieces and nephews, Marie MacKinnon, Gail (Michael) LeBlanc, Tom (Liz) Sanderson; great-nieces and nephews Carman Driscoll, Tony Sanderson, Wes Leblanc, Corinne Strong, Howard Strong, Steve Strong, Cyndi Jennings, Carolyn LeBlanc; several great great-nieces and nephews, and also a great great great-niece and nephew. He was predeceased by a brother, Alfred; a special sister-in-law, Marjorie; and a niece, Greta Strong. Cremation has taken place. Burial will take place at a later date. No flowers by request. Donations to a charity of choice.
BALL (MacGibbon), Majorie
86, Dartmouth, passed away on December 3, 2008, at home. Born in Halifax, she lived most of her life in Sydney, a daughter of the late Leinus and Violet (Eddy) Coombs. She was a graduate of Sydney Academy and the Glace Bay General Hospital School of Nursing. She was a staff nurse at Sydney City Hospital for many years and directed the Student Nurses' Choral group. A well known soprano throughout the Maritimes, she studied voice with M.J. Ballah, Sydney, and later with Mae Taylor Walshman. She was a soprano soloist at First United Church for several years and later at St. Andrews United Church, Sydney. She had leading roles in several Rotary productions in the 1950's. In the 60's and 70's she was frequently heard with the Halifax Chamber Orchestra from the CBC studios in Halifax toured Newfoundland and Nova Scotia with the Halifax Symphony. She was a charter member and soloist with the Cape Breton Chorale. Marjorie was an avid gardener, enjoyed traveling, playing bridge, needlework, and will be remembered for her kind heart and positive outlook on life. She was a member of St. Mark's Church, Coxheath , Cape Breton. While there, she was a member of the A.C.W., Church Council, and directed the Junior Choir. After moving to Dartmouth in 1998 to reside with her daughter, she joined the Woodlawn United Church Chancel Choir. Over the past year she enjoyed regular visits in her home from Rev. Edwin Ebsary, Church of the Holy Spirit. She is survived by her daughter, Pam Taylor, Dartmouth; and grandson, Adam, also of Dartmouth. She is also survived by her stepchildren, Ian Ball, Aspotogan; Kevin (Donna MacInnis) Ball, Halifax; stepgrandchildren, Jennifer, Jason, Brian; great granddaughter, Zola; sister, Lorraine (Alfred) Hutchins, Coxheath; and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, John MacGibbon in 1979, and second husband, Max Ball, in 1994. She was also predeceased by her brother, Evelyn Francis Coombs in 1939, and an infant son, Francis Alexander in 1946. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. At her request, there will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday December 8 at Christ the King Church, Sydney, Rev. Frederick Rhymes officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Interment in St. Mark's Cemetery, Coxheath. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to charity of choice.
TAYLOR, Lawrence A. "Duckie"
75, North Sydney, and formerly of Parrsboro, passed away Monday, December 1, 2008, in Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in Parrsboro, he was the son of the late Carl and Elsie (Phinney) Taylor. He was a retired carpenter and stevedore. He is survived by his wife, the former Violet Scott; daughters, Diane Forrest (Willis), Sydney Mines; Anna Marie Clarke (Chris), Parrsboro; Debbie Taylor, North Sydney; son, Terry (Theresa), Parrsboro; a sister, Beatrice Durant, Parrsboro; brothers, Allan (Shane); Gary (Tammy); Cleveland, all of Parrsboro; grandchildren, Burton Pettis, Leonard Forrest, James Forrest and Christopher Forrest, Brittany Clarke and Justin Clarke, Travis Taylor and Tiffany Taylor; great-grandchildren, Faith, Victoria, Zachary and Katie. He was predeceased by son, James; sister, Jean Spencer; brothers, Roland, Robert, Verland, Gerald, Fred, Ralph. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, December 6, in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
HILL, Douglas Gordon
86, Clyde River, Shelburne Co., passed away in Roseway Hospital in Shelburne on Thursday, December 4, 2008. Born July 15, 1922, Clyde River he was the son of the late Edith (McKay), Clyde River. Douglas was a Legion Member and a Second World War veteran. He loved to play cribbage and darts. He was also an avid sports fisherman and hunter. He loved to spend his time outdoors. He is survived by his stepsons, Leroy, Oromocto, N.B.; Gene (Connie), Sandy Point; daughter, Rosalee Miller, Thunder Bay, Ont.; grandchildren, Troy, Tammy, Kelly, Tonya, Raymond Jr, and Darlene; great great-grandchild, Benjamin. He was predeceased by his wife, Lillian (MacAdams); son, Donald; daughters, Marolyn, Carolyn; grandchild, Rhonda, and great-grandchild, Dylan. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m., Sunday, December 7, in H. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Barrington. Funeral will be 2 p.m., Monday, December 8, in H. Huskilson's Memorial Chapel, Barrington, Pastor Cindy Dunnett will be officiating. Interment will follow at the Clyde River Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
MARSHALL, Douglas Leonard
80, Weir Avenue, Stellarton, and formerly of Ontario, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2008, in Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Glenfalloch, he was a son of the late Frank and Ann (McGuigan) Marshall. He was a retired steelworker with Debro Steel Co. in Ontario. He is survived by daughters, Brenda (Ralph) Keith, Janet Marshall (Grant), Cindy Luck, all of Mississauga, Ont.; Valerie (Alan) McIntyre, Brampton, Ont.; sons, Wayne (Karen), Gerry (Kim), both of Caledon, Ont.; grandchildren, Douglas, Dwayne, Miranda, Cherish, Holly, Laura, Amanda, David, Jamie, Taylor, Sarah, Jessica, Julia, Shane, Theresa; six great grandchildren; sisters, Marion (John) Kay, June Wylie, both of Trenton; Isabel Hayman, New Glasgow; beloved niece, Cheryl Leil. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Nora Farrell; son, Douglas and infant son, Gary; sister, Rose Higgins; brothers, Donald, Glen and Lewie. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation by request. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday in the R. H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow with Mr. Fergie MacKay officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society.
BARTLETT, Charles Philip
L'Ardoise, passed away in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston, on December 3, 2008. Born May 31, 1913, in the Gaspe, he grew up in Tryon, P.E.I. He was a son of Annie Wright Bartlett and Walter Bartlett. He was predeceased by his first wife, Vivian (Dawson); son, Derrell; brothers, Ashley and James. He is survived by brother, Norman, Alberta; wife, Josephine, L'Ardoise; stepsons, David, Paul and Philip Comeau, Halifax. He retired as Sexton of St. Andrew's United Church, Halifax, in 1978. Cremation has taken place. At Charlie's request, there will be no visitation.
LOWERY, Fred Earl
99, Halifax, passed away in Windsor Elms, Windsor, December 4, 2008, just weeks short of his 100th birthday. Born January 1, 1909 in Moncton, N.B., he was a son of the late Stan and Margaret Lowery. He had been a resident of Windsor Elms for the past two and a half years. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Cora. He is survived by his son, Richard "Rick" (Nancy), Halifax; grandchildren, Murray Lowery-Simpson (Kelly), Hanwell, N.B.; Karen Service (Paul), Halifax and Andrew Lowery (Mandy), Dartmouth; and great-grandchildren, Hannah, Kirsten and Rebecca Simpson, Hanwell, and Boden Lowery, Dartmouth. Fred spent his entire working career with the Canadian National Railways, retiring at age 65. After graduating from Moncton High School, he began his career in Moncton and transferred three times between Moncton and Halifax, before settling permanently in Halifax in the late 1940's. While with the CNR he was employed in various office/administrative position, most notably in the latter years in the freight sales area, which for several years, required him to travel throughout Nova Scotia. He was a dedicated sports fan, and was known for his quick wit and sense of humour. His greatest interest and talent was in the realm of music. He was an accomplished pianist and singer. As a younger man, he played the piano for a number of bands and orchestras in concerts, for dances and radio broadcasts. As a singer, he was a member of First Baptist Church Choir and Men's Chorus and Barbershops groups, particularly the Atlantic Swells. Barbershop singing was his greatest enjoyment and he participated until he was well into his 90's. He gave his last public performance as a pianist at age 90. In 1983 he was named Barbershoper of the Year in recognition of his contribution s, especially in the role of Secretary of the Association. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the entire staff of the Windsor Elms for the love, kindness and care extended to Fred during his time there. Visitation will be held Sunday, December 7, 2-4:30 p.m. in Snow's Funeral Home, 2666 Windsore St., Halifax. Funeral service will be held in First Baptist Church, Oxford Street, Halifax, Monday, December 8 at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to Windsor Elms, 590 King St., Windsor, NS B0N 2T0, First Baptist Church, 1300 Oxford St., Halifax, NS B3H 3Y8, or to a charity of choice.