95, Pugwash, formerly of Guysborough, died Tuesday, December 2, 2008, in East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Born in Guysborough, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Sarah Jane (Kenny) Halloran. Mildred was a former member of St. Ann's Parish, Guysborough. She is survived by sister, Irene Bates, Toronto; and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by seven brothers and seven sisters. There will be no visitation. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 9, in St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church with Father Jonathan Nweke officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be to Residential Care, East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Funeral arrangements under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Guysborough.
SNOW, Harry Joseph
60, of Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., formerly of Canso and Ferguson's Cove, passed away suddenly on November 30, 2008. He is survived by daughter, Carrie (Jonathan) Schilman; and son Jonathan; grandchildren, Alexander and Maxwell of Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.; brother, Al (Carol), Calgary, Alta.; sisters, Pearl Hogan (Doug), Michigan; Blanche Armsworthy (Gordon), Dartmouth; Barbara Stonier (Paul), Ottawa, Ont.; and Tammy McParland (David), North Bay, Ont.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Michael & Rita (Hall); sister, Martha Snow; and nephew Kent Hogan. Those wishing to pay their last respects may do so Tuesday, December 9, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Fort Memorial, 10304 99 Avenue, Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. A Celebration of his life will follow at 2 p.m. in Fort Saskatchewan Community Baptist Church 7810-95A Avenue. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Harry may be made to your local Heart and Stroke Foundation. Gordon and Cindy Kadatz are the directors in care of arrangements.
VOLC, Margarete Marie
85, Fall River, passed away on December 3, 2008 in Parkstone Enhanced Care in Halifax. Margarete was born in Bochum, Germany and spent her early years growing up in Nuth, Holland, where she apprenticed and became a seamstress. She later immigrated to Canada with her husband John to begin a new life in Winnipeg, Man. She spent her retirement years traveling and enjoying island life in Salt Spring Island, B.C., later moving to Fall River to spend her remaining years with her son's family. Margarete was very gracious and generous person who always put other people's needs ahead of her own. Everything she did for her family and friends was "Made with Love". She was predeceased by husband, John Frank Volc "Hans". She is survived by her son, John Anthony Volc (Lucille); granddaughter, Anna Katrina Volc, Fall River; sister, Hedi Rocknagel, Winnipeg, Man.; and niece, Heidi Albers, Meppen, Germany. Special thanks to Parkstone - Pt. Pleasant Way for their attention to Margarete's care.
COLEMAN, Vernon Llewllyn
84, of Black Rock, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2008, in Evergreen Home for Special Care, Kentville. Born in Upper Burlington, Hants Co., he was a son of the late Cornelius and Grace (Brydon) Coleman. He worked at several jobs before being employed at the Kentville Research Station, from where he retired. He was fond of gospel music and enjoyed attending hymn sings. Vernon was known for his generosity to those in need. He is survived by sisters, Alice, Ontario; and Evelyn Doherty, Black Rock; a brother, Douglas "Dick", Black Rock; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Usher. There will be no visitation by family request. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 6 in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Rev. Tim Bigelow officiating. Burial will take place in Black Rock Baptist Church Cemetery. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
Died December 4, 2008. She was a daughter of the late John H. and Mary Cartherine (Campbell) MacDougall. She was predeceased by brothers, Rannie (Sally), Frank, Archibald, Alexander, Joseph; sisters, Emily (John), Victoria (Henry) Sadie, Theresa; nephews, Dave, Malcolm; niece, Cindy. She is survived by nephews, Victor (Lorna), Rudy (Doreen), Ronnie, Robert (Cathy), Archibald; nieces, Janice, Anne, and sister-in-law, Heckie. Visitation in Curry's Funeral Home, December 7, 2-4 p.m. Mass of Christian Farewell in Holy Family Church, Monday, December 8 at 10 a.m. Burial in St. Anne's Cemetery. Reception in Holy Family Hall.
HAZELTON, Dora Mae
It is with great sadness the family announces her passing on December 5, 2008, in St. Andrews, N.B. Dora was born in Argyle Sound in 1922, a daughter of the late Sydney and Annie Goodwin. Dora was predeceased by her first husband, Bruce Churchill and second husband, Prescott Hazelton. Also, her sons, Eric and Donnie and special granddaughters, Aimee Bain, Churchill; brothers, Edgar and Leonard; sisters, Cynthia and Gertrude. Dora is survived by sister, Regina Snyder, Florida; and daughter, Donna Grant (Bob), St. Andrews N.B.; son, Bruce Churchill (Susan), Yarmouth; and daughter, Anne O'Leary, Florida. Dora will be greatly missed by her eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Bruce, Donna, and Anne sincerely thank all her friends from Yarmouth and St. Andrews, especially her many friends from Passamaquoddy Lodge with all their love and kindness. Along the way, Dora touched many hearts and as many touched hers. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia and Canadian Diabetes Society will be greatly appreciated by the family. Visiting hours will be held Saturday 7-9 p.m. in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth. Funeral service Sunday at 2 p.m. in Sweeny's Funeral Chapel with Rev. Scott MacDonald officiating. Interment in Chegoggin Cemetery.
MacDONALD, Donna Marie
61, Glace Bay, died December 3, 2008. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Garfield "Giffy" and Loreen "Weenie" Rideout. Surviving are children, Tommy, at home; Sharon, Tana; brothers, Gary, Donnie; grandchildren, Jennifer, Shaylene, Alisya, Shaun, Ashley, R.J.; great-grandchildren, Landan, Kale. She was predeceased by husband, Lauchlin "Bo" MacDonald; brothers, Dougie, Bobby; mother-in-law, Elizabeth MacDonald. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday in St. John's Church, Glace Bay.
JEPSON (Dixon), Evelyn Francis
Loving wife and mother, who passed away Monday, December 2, 2008, in George L. Dumont Hospital, Moncton, N.B. Evelyn was born in Halifax and came to the Miramichi in 1971 and resided in Loggieville with her husband, Lewis Jepson. Evelyn worked at Save Easy in Chatham for many years as a cashier and was active with the St. Andrew's Church in Loggieville, N.B. She is survived by daughter, Tina (Kevin) Demeau of Miramichi, N.B.; sons, David (Carmen) Jepson of Badger, N.L.; Pat (Adeline) Jepson of Weldfield, N.B.; sister, Pat Fraser of Halifax; sister-in-law, Winnie Dixon of Halifax; brother-in-law, Edward Boyd; grandchildren, Richard, Steven, Shawn, Kody and Ashley; great-grandchildren, Kohen and Memphis and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Lewis Jepson; sister, Marlis Boyd; brothers, Garfield Dixon, Milton Dixon, Leonard Dixon. Evelyn Jepson rested in Maher's Funeral Home, Miramichi, N.B., on Wednesday, December 3, from 7-9 p.m. and on Thursday, December 4, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held today at 11 a.m. in Maher's Funeral Chapel, Miramichi, N.B. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Kidney Foundation of Canada would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Maher's Funeral Home, Miramichi, N.B., telephone (506) 773-4321
McGRATH, Marjorie Mary
93, of Bedford, passed away peacefully on December 3, 2008, at Melville Gardens, Halifax. Born in Ingramport, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Anthony and Mary (Surette) Amiro. She was a member of the CWL of St. Ignatius Church and the Bedford Leisure Club. Before her retirement, she worked 15 years at the Chickenburger. Marjorie was an active volunteer and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by sons, Carl (Joyce), Dartmouth; Michael, Truro; daughter, Joan Levy, Lower Sackville; sister, Kathleen Rowlings, Dartmouth; grandchildren, James, Daniel and Patrick McGrath; great-grandchild, Brogan. She was predeceased by her husband, John Arthur; sisters, Alta, Evelyn Driscoll, and Jean Young; brothers, Irvin, Bernard, Douglas and Clifford. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, 1216 Bedford Hwy., Bedford. Memorial service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Ignatius Church, Bedford. Private interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lung Association of Nova Scotia.
DAVIDSON, Frances Elizabeth
Of Brandon, Man., widow of Eugene Benvie "Jeep" Davidson, passed away in Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, November 28, 2008. Frances was born in Amherst on April 11, 1936, a daughter of Joe and Florence Langille. She obtained her education in Tatamagouche and in the early years of employment, she worked in a bank in Halifax. In 1979, Frances married Eugene "Jeep" Davidson. Frances then was employed at the Brandon University as a cashier until her retirement. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and enjoyed crafts and knitting. Frances is survived by her mother, Florence Langille; twin sister, Freda Langille; sister, Dianne Porteous and brother, Ross Langille and his wife Norma. There are many nieces and nephews; her stepchildren and their families. She also leaves good friends, Shirley Gray, Rosie Connors, Theresa and Dan MacKinnon and Mary Davidson. The funeral ceremony was held in Memories Chapel on Wednesday, December 3, at 11 a.m., Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood of Central United Church officiated. Pallbearers were, Dan MacKinnon, Robert MacKinnon, Kevin Power, Aron Burke, Dan Conners and Marc Lefebvre. Interment followed in Brandon Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Frances to the Manitoba Lung Association, No. 8, 940 Princess Ave., Brandon, MB R7A 0P6 or to a charity of choice. Many thanks to the nurses and staff for their wonderful care they gave to Frances. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre 1-204-727-0330.
GARDINER, Dr. William
The death of Dr. William A. Gardiner occurred on November 19, 2008, in Scarborough, Ont., at the age of 89 years. Born in Sydney Mines, he was a son of the late Hector and Clara (MacSween) Gardiner. A veteran of the Second World War, he was a flight Lieutenant in the RCAF and was awarded the distinguished Flying Cross. He was married to the late Henrietta (Fortune) Gardiner. He is survived by daughter, Marion Gardiner and her husband, Alexander Soldatov; sisters, Mary Houle of Keene, Ont.; Audrey Cameron; brothers, Robert and Donald Gardiner of New Glasgow; sister-in-law, Judy Boutilier of Kitchener, Ont. He was predeceased by sister, Grace Amelia Pigeon; brothers, Neil, Raymond, Frederick, Rev. Harold "Howie", Albert, Roy, Kevin Gardiner and four children in infancy. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, November 24, in St. Rose of Lima Church, Scarborough, Ont.
BOARD, Gordon Edward, CD CPO 1C Rt'd
Passed away at 89 years, on December 3, 2008, in Saint John, N.B. He was born in Saskatchewan, to the late Edward John Board and Minnie Klankai. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in June 1938 retiring June 1966. During the Second World War he served in various naval ships escorting the North Atlantic Convoys. He was employed by Canada Post for 14 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Muriel Pearl Board; son, Gordon Jr.; daughter-in-law, Dawn and many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by daughter, Marcie Ann; brothers, Norman and Melvin and two brothers and a sister who died in infancy. Gordon was a life member of the Bayers Road Baptist Church, serving as Usher, Teller, and as Trustee over the years. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion with Ensign Branch, Atlantic Chief's and Petty Officers Association, Royal Canadian Naval Association, CPO's and Sergeants Mess and the Canadian Tribal Destroyer Association. He is resting in Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Rd., Saint John, (506-646-2424). Visiting hours will be one hour prior to the time of service. A Tribute to a Veteran Service will be held at 1:45 p.m. The Funeral service will be held in Fundy Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 6. Interment will follow in Rothesay Baptist Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to Ridgewood Veterans Wing.
CONRAD (Corkum), Florence Ellen
94, of Lunenburg, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2008, in Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care, Lunenburg. Born in Feltzen South, she was a daughter of the late Ammon and Ellen (Spindler) Corkum. Florence was a longtime resident of Lunenburg and faithful member of Central United Church. Prior to her marriage she attended Lunenburg Academy and the former Normal School, Truro. She taught in one room schoolhouses in Lower Rose Bay and Feltzen South. Her hobbies were baking, knitting, and other crafts. One of her greatest delights was solving the Lexicon puzzle from the Friday edition of the Halifax Chronicle Herald. She was pleased to be selected twice as a winner. Florence is survived by daughter, Sheila (John) Vaillancourt, Wolfville; grandchildren, Stephen (Christie) Vaillancourt, Hudson, Me., and Anna (Alan) MacInnis, Toronto, Ont.; great-grandchildren, Kailyn and Aiden Vaillancourt; Liam and Lauren MacInnis; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Captain Perry Conrad; daughter, Sharon Collings; son-in-law, Allan Collings and sister, Belle Corkum. Friends are invited to share their memories of Florence during visitation in Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. No. 3, Lunenburg, on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate Florence's life will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Central United Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Grace Caines-Corkum officiating. Interment to take place in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central United Church or a charity of your choice.