February 19, 1978 - November 28, 2008, Wabasca, Alta., beloved daughter of Paul and Jacqueline Hamilton of Calgary, Alta., passed away on Friday, November 28, 2008, at the age of 30 years. Heather was born on February 19, 1978 in Saint John, N. B. She graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, in 2002 obtaining her Bachelor of Education degree. Heather began her teaching career at St. Theresa's school in Wabasca, Alta. Heather had a great passion for teaching and love for her students. She enjoyed photography and had a very outgoing personality. She treasured life and especially loved to be with her family and friends. Her motto throughout her life was to Live, Love and Laugh!!! Heather is survived by her parents, Paul and Jackie; sisters, Krista (Chuck) Hopper, Paula (Jeff) Mikolajow and Lisa Hamilton; brother, Mike (Leanne) Hamilton; nieces, Jessie, Jaida and Lauren; nephew, Avery; grandparents, May McDevitt, Merle and Dorothy Wright; as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Heather was predeceased by her grandfather, Roland Hamilton. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McInnis & Holloway's Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) today, December 5, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at McInnis & Holloway's Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, December 6, at 1 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Heather's honour may be made directly to the Brown Bagging for Calgary's Kids Society, 223 12th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 0G9, Telephone: (403) 264-7979. www.brownbaggingit.org. In living memory of Heather Hamilton, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary AB T2X 3J3 Telephone: 403-256-9575.
HAFEY, Charles Robert "Charlie"
64, Emmanuel Street, Stellarton, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2008, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, Charlie was a son of Johanna (Fitt), Stellarton, and the late James Hafey. Charlie had been a resident of Stellarton all of his life. He worked several odd jobs over the years. He loved baseball, having played for many years with different teams. Charlie helped out kids with hockey and baseball with Leo Fahey. He belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints. He loved to play the guitar and sing George Jones songs. Besides his mother, Charlie is survived by his sister, Alma (Wally Ross), Plymouth; brother, Ernie, Stellarton; Lawrence, Stellarton; Art (Cathy), Trenton; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his niece, Nicole Lee. The family will receive visitors from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in H. C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in H. W. Angus Funeral Home Chapel, King St., New Glasgow, with Elder Clarine and Elder Baker officiating. Burial will be in the Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Charlie may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
TAYLOR, Donald Laidlaw
71, Stewiacke, passed away in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, on December 4, 2008. Born in Wittenburg, Colchester Co., he was the son of the late Clarence and Stella (Laidlaw) Taylor. He worked as a freelance artist. He loved flower gardening, nature in general, and photography. He also loved and collected miniature ornamental horses. He was past president of the Baptist Youth Fellowship. He is survived by brothers, Roderick Franklyn Taylor (Linda), Stewiacke; John Taylor (Velma), Wittenburg; sisters, Mary Miller, Centre Musquodoboit; Faye MacCallum (Kevin), Upper Musquodoboit; Zeta Sanford (Leslie), Cogmagun; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, James Cleveland, Cecil Norman "Bud", and brother-in-law, Ronald Miller. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. There will be no visitation. A graveside committal service will take place at a later date at Pioneer Cemetery, Wittenburg.
71, Kentville, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2008, in Grand View Manor, Berwick. Born in Germany, she was a daughter of the late Johann and Luise Wagner. Else was employed at Cobi Foods in Port Williams for many years and enjoyed knitting, crocheting and classical music. She is survived by her husband, Felix Joseph "Joe"; sons, David, British Columbia; and Douglas, Kentville; brother, Horst, Manitoba; grandson, Nicholas; niece, Bonnie; nephew, Vincent, both of Manitoba; cousins, Kurt and Renate, Germany. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation, by family request. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 8, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Rev. Dr. Judith Saunders officiating. A private family committal will take place in Columbarium of the Holy Cross Cemetery, Kentville. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory may be made to Grand View Manor or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
CAMPBELL, Adrian Beringer
CAMPBELL, Adrian Beringer - Our dear Adrian, 38, of Kentville, passed away Friday, October 3, 2008, in the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, following a courageous and heartbreaking battle with cancer. He fought hard to stay for his beloved sons, Jackson (5), Ryder (3) and AJ (1), and dear wife, Krista. He will be forever loved and missed by his family and friends. Adrian was a great gift to us all. He is a loving son of Peter and Elaine (Etter) Campbell; a cherished brother to Stephanie Johnston and a loving grandson of Pauline (the late Clare) Etter. Adrian's passions were family and fitness. He sought excellence throughout his life, valued tradition and lived a life of integrity. Adrian was a great proponent of fitness and encouraged and helped many others to follow this path. He excelled in numerous sports and in particular, hockey, running and cycling. He was an accomplished cyclist and marathon runner, a provincial, national and world athlete and the proud five time winner of the Arnold Robinson 2 miler. Adrian attended Windsor Regional High School, McGill University and Dalhousie Law School. He was a partner in TMC LAW, Kentville, where he formed strong friendships and supports. Adrian served on the board of Directors of Kings Meadows Foundation, Department of Health and enjoyed his role as a minor hockey coach. Adrian is survived by his wife, Krista (Lothian); sons, Jackson, Ryder and AJ; his parents, Peter and Elaine; a sister, Stephanie (Darrell) Johnston; his grandmother, Pauline Etter; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Norman and Greta (Frater) Campbell and his grandfather, Clare Etter. Cremation has taken place under the direction of White Family Funeral Home, Kentville and there will be no visitation by family request. A private family funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, in Windsor United Church, Rev. Bill Gibson officiating. A private burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor. All are invited to attend an open memorial and celebration of Adrian's life to be held at 4:30 p.m. also on Wednesday, October 8, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, Lance Armstrong Foundation or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
WALSH, Abigail Grace
WALSH, Abigail Grace - 12 week old baby girl of Andrew and Amy (MacNeil) Walsh, New Glasgow, was carried to Heaven in the arms of an angel on Sunday, October 5, 2008. Born on July 8, 2008, in IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Abigail began life with serious congenital heart defects, spending the first two months of her life in hospital. She finally arrived home on September 5 to the love of an adoring family. Abigail was a cuddly, happy child, whose smile melted the hearts of everyone who met her. Unfortunately, on Sunday evening the best medical care could not keep her with us. She now plays, whole and pain free, surrounded by the love of her Eternal Father, waiting for her mommy and daddy. Surviving besides her parents, are her brother, Riley; sisters, Madison and Olivia; maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Darlene MacNeil, Stellarton; paternal grandparents, Raymond and Lynn Walsh, New Glasgow; maternal great-grandmother, Roberta MacNeil, Pictou; paternal great-grandmother, Joyce McMullen, Trenton; aunt, Tasha Walsh (Adam House), Kingston, Ont.; uncles, Matthew (Jonessa) MacNeil, New Glasgow; Darcy (Missy) Walsh, Thorburn; cousin, Cassidy Walsh, Thorburn; numerous aunts and uncles. She was predeceased by maternal great-grandmother, Margaret Jeffers; maternal great-grandfather, Patrick MacNeil; paternal great-grandparents, Jimmy and Doris (Myette) Walsh; paternal great-grandfather, Elmer McMullen. The family will receive visitors 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow, where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel with Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson officiating. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery, Scotsburn. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in Abigail's memory to the IWK Health Centre Foundation or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
MASON, Velma "Jean"
MASON, Velma "Jean" - 90, Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of Greenwood, Pictou Co., passed away October 7, 2008, in the villa. Born in Pine Tree, she was a daughter of the late John Gordon and Marcella (MacLeod) MacDonald. She had been a resident of Greenwood most of her life. Jean was a member of Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn, the L.O.B.A. and Dorcas Rebekah Lodge, Thorburn. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Jean had just celebrated her 90th birthday on September 22, having a party with family and friends at Valley View Villa. She is survived by sons, John (Ann), Houston, Tex.; Fred (Pat), Halifax; Grant, Greenwood; Jim, Dartmouth; Howard (Gerri), Hopewell; Lawrence (Debbie), MacLellan's Mountain; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Jean was predeceased by her husband, Shirley; a daughter in infancy; brothers, John, Henry, and Hector; sisters, Anna, Ella, Charlotte, and Edna. Her remains will rest in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday in Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn, with Rev. Jeff Lackie officiating. Burial will be in Thorburn Cemetery. Donations in memory of Jean may be made to Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn, or Thorburn Improvement Association (Thorburn Cemetery).
REID, Constance "Connie"
REID, Constance "Connie" - Formerly of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 2, 2008, in Barrie, Ont., at the age of 81. She was a daughter of the late Rose Julien (Romo). Connie was a loving and giving person and a bright light to all who came in contact with her. She was predeceased by her husband, Lorne; sisters, Lottie, Gloria, Doris, and Sheila. She is survived by sons, Donald and Brian, and daughter, Rose Goulet; grandchildren, James, Shaun, Krysta, and Greg; great-grandchildren, Ashley, William, David, Lauren, Kate, and Lily. Cremation has taken place. No visitation. A memorial service followed by a reception will be held in St. Anselm's Church, West Chezzetcook, today at 11 a.m. Donations in memory of Connie may be made to Canadian National Institute for the Blind.
McEWAN, William David
McEWAN, William David - 70, Sydney Mines, died October 8, 2008, in Northside Community Guest Home. He was a son of the late William Brown McEwan and Eva Catherine (Clark) McEwan. Surviving are sister, Lorraine Aker; brother, Brian McEwan; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements are under the direction of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Clyde Avenue, Sydney Mines, where a funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel, Rev. Dr. Quinta officiating. Burial in Brookside Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to a charity of choice.
MILLEN, Irene Madeline
MILLEN, Irene Madeline - 81, Bedford, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully October 9, 2008, following a brief illness. Born in Odessa, Sask., she was a daughter of the late Steven and Elizabeth Kraft. She is survived by her loving husband, David; sons, James (Janice), Sarnia, Ont.; Paul (Elizabeth); daughter, Elizabeth, Bedford; grandchildren, Benjamin, Calgary, Alta.; Nicholas, Bedford; granddaughter, Andrea, who resides in Victoria, B.C.; sister, Dorothy, and niece, Helen, Ottawa, Ont. She will be fondly remembered by dear friend, Doreen Beer, Halifax. Interment and family service will be held at a later time in Oakridge Memory Gardens. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of the Intensive Care Unit, 3rd Floor, VG Site, QEII, for their excellent care and compassion. Irene will always be remembered for her kindness and generosity to family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to a favourite charity.
MORRIS, Erma G.
MORRIS, Erma G. - 90, Spencer's Island, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2008, in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Advocate Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Elma (Elliott) Cole. She is survived by daughters, Geraldine Benteau (John), Dartmouth; Carol Bennett (Murray), Amherst; Kathy Morris (Joseph), Dartmouth; son, Gary (Donna), Dartmouth; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandson. She was predeceased by her husband, William, in 1988; daughter, Muriel; sisters, Josephine and Jennie; brothers, Clarence, Carl, Allison, Clifton, Orion, and Glendon. Visitation 2-3 p.m. Saturday in Spencer's Island Union Church, Spencer's Island, where funeral service will follow at 3 p.m., Rev. Donald Hirtle officiating. Burial in Advocate Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Chignecto Manor or Spencer's Island Union Church. Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro.
CURRIE, Neil - October 11, 1938-October 8, 2008. It is with great sadness that the family of Neil Currie, Cap Le Moine, formerly of Benson Dr., Sydney, announces his passing on Wednesday, October 8, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Daniel J. and Mary (MacNeil) Currie. He was educated at Constantine and Sydney Academy. Neil was a lifetime employee of Nova Scotia Power, having commenced employment with Eastern Light and Power September 1957 and retired from Nova Scotia Power in September 1993. Neil was a former member of the Cape Breton and Bluenose Beagle Clubs. His great love of horses gave him much enjoyment as an owner and a faithful racing fan. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Anne Marie (Luedee), and his daughters, Gail MacNeil (late Tom MacNeil, April 2008), Bermuda; Colleen LeBlanc (Pat), Sydney, and Maureen Wojick (Walter), Moncton, N.B. He was a wonderful "Grampie" to Tyler and Riley MacNeil, Christopher and Maria LeBlanc and Devin, Justin and Ryan Wojick. Also surviving are his brother, Michael Curry (Rachel) and sisters, Helen Pachok (Steve), both of Sydney, and Tillie Gillis (Gerald), Albuquerque, New Mexico; sisters-in-law, Irene Luedee, Sydney, and Paulette Luedee, Toronto; many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Theresa George, Frances Pimental; brothers, Donald and Peter in infancy. Cremation has taken place; visitation will take place today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeral mass will be held 12 p.m. Saturday, October, 11, in St. Anthony Daniel Church with Father Anthony O'Connor officiating. Private family burial at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.