MATTHEWS, Minnie Edith
MATTHEWS, Minnie Edith - 92, Guysborough, died Wednesday, October 8, 2008, in Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Guysborough. Born in Crossroads, Country Harbour, Guysborough Co., she was a daughter of the late John W. and Tena (White) Smith. Minnie was a homemaker and a member of Wesley United Church, Guysborough and the UCW. She is survived by daughter, Lorraine Torrey, Boylston; daughter-in-law, Bertha Chisholm, North Ogden; son, Thomas (Joan) Chisholm, Port Shoreham; 18 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; one step great-grandchild; nine great great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by first husband, James D. Chisholm; second husband, William Matthews; son, Fred; sisters, Elsie, Thirza, and one in infancy; brothers, Chalmers, MacKay, Thomas, Lewis, and Bruce. There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in Wesley United Church, Rev. Heather Manuel officiating. Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery, Guysborough. Memorial donations may be made to the Wesley United Church Building Fund or Milford Haven Home for Special Care. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Guysborough.
BOSKER (Schmidt) (Pulsifer), Belle Agnes
BOSKER (Schmidt) (Pulsifer), Belle Agnes - 84, Tillsonburg, Ont., passed away on October 5, 2008, in Tillsonburg Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Aubrey and Hannah Pulsifer (of Upper Tantallon). She is survived by her husband, Tom Bosker; daughters, Sheila Polalooza of Virginia; Audrey Hoffman and Cheryl Allen, both of New Jersey, and sister, Jeanne Pulsifer-Keeping (Gordon) of Halifax. She was predeceased by her first husband, Bernard Schmidt; son, Dennis; sister, Dorothy Murphy (Eric) and brother, Earl "Sonny" (Muriel) Pulsifer. Interment will be in Tillsonburg, Ont.
CONNOR, Ethel Mae
CONNOR, Ethel Mae - 96, Spry Bay, passed away on Wednesday, October 8, 2008, in Ocean View Manor Nursing Home, Eastern Passage. Born in Popes Harbour on November 29, 1911, she was a daughter of the late Burris and Nettie (Hilchie) Gerrard. She was an active and devoted member of Tangier Parish as an organist for over 50 years; treasurer for 25 years at St. James Anglican Church, Spry Bay, and an active member of the ACW. She is survived by daughter, Thelma Leblanc (Roger), Gardner, Mass.; sons, Harris (Isa), Wolfville; David (Janet), Dartmouth; sister-in-law, Leona Boutilier, Spry Bay. She will be sadly missed by grandchildren, Gary, Diane, Sharon, Dale, Jeffery and Christine, and great-grandchildren, Jeffery, Angela, Ryan, Christopher, Candice, Amy, Jay, Brandon and Devin. She was predeceased by her husband, Ollcy Henry; brothers, William, Harry, Robert, Reginal, Walter, and Harris. Visitation will be held today from 7-9 p.m. with prayers at 7 p.m. both in D.S. Crowell and Son Funeral Home, 22558 Highway No. 7, Sheet Harbour. Funeral service will be held Saturday, October 11, at 11 a.m. in St. James Anglican Church, Spry Bay, Rev. Pam Bishop officiating. Burial to follow in Spry Bay West Cemetery.
NORTON, Donald James
NORTON, Donald James - 62, Halifax, passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2008, in the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre, QEII, Halifax. He was born in Hortonville. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, October 13, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 14, at 10 a.m. in St. Georges Anglican Church, 2222 Brunswick St., Halifax. In lieu of flowers, donations in Donald's memory may be made to a charity of your choice.
CLEMENTS, Alice Elizabeth
CLEMENTS, Alice Elizabeth - 88, Villa St. Joseph-du-Lac, Dayton, and formerly of Arcadia, Yarmouth Co., passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 9, 2008, in the villa. Born July 14, 1920, in Wedgeport, she was a daughter of the late Nazaire and Adèle (Jacquard) Doucette. Alice was a homemaker, and she was an active member of her community, having been a 25 year associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 155, Wedgeport, as well as having volunteered with Club L'Estantue in Pinkneys Point. She was an avid card player and she enjoyed quilting. Alice had a great sense of humour, and she was a loving friend to many, always bringing out the best in everyone she knew. Surviving are her children, Alvin (Susan) Clairmont, Arcadia, and Burton (Holly) Clairmont, Tusket; daughter-in-law, Rosann, Eel Brook; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Atwood, South Ohio. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Everett Clairmont, as well as by her second husband, Abbé A. Clements; daughter, Adrena; brothers, James, Ernest, Gilbert, Percy, and Herman; sister, Georgine Hicks. Visitation will take place from 7-9 p.m. today, with prayers at 8 p.m., both in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, 29 Albert St., Yarmouth. The funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 11, in Saint Raphael's Catholic Church, Pinkneys Point, Father Wieslaw Papuga officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. It has been requested that there be family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Saint Raphael Parish Cemetery Fund or to a charity of choice.
INKPEN, Marian Veronica
INKPEN, Marian Veronica - 83, Halifax, passed away in Northwood Centre, Halifax, on Thursday, October 9, 2008. Born in Boston, Mass., she was a daughter of the late George and Ethel (DeWolfe) Tucker. Marian graduated from St. Patrick's High School, Halifax, in 1942, and she received a Nursing RN Diploma from Victoria General Hospital in 1947. She worked as an industrial nurse and private duty nurse for a few years before marriage in 1950 and then raised her family. Marian was always very active as a volunteer of religion. In later life, Marian attended Mount Saint Vincent University where she first received a Certificate of Gerontology in 1988 and then a degree of Bachelor of Arts with distinction in 1992 at the age of 67. She is survived by daughters, Lois Mann (Ian), and Andrea Fekete (Jim); sisters, Betty Tufford, St. Catharines, Ont.; and Anna (Mrs. Gerald DeBaie), Colby Village; brother, Frank, St. Catharines, Ont.; grandchildren, Jenna and Rebecca Mann; several nieces and nephews. Marian was predeceased by her husband, Fred; brothers, Harold, Deacon George and Ron Tucker. Cremation has taken place under the direction of J.A. Snow Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be held in Blessed Pope John XXIII Church, 35 Colby Dr., Dartmouth, Monday, October 13, at 11 a.m., reception to follow, Rev. Irec Bem officiating. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Northwood Foundation, 2615 Northwood Terrace, Halifax.
CAROUSOS (Hatton), Anna Loretta
CAROUSOS (Hatton), Anna Loretta - Dartmouth. It is with sadness that I announce the passing of my mother on October 8, 2008, in Oakwood Terrace, Dartmouth. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Etta and William (MacIntosh) Hatton. She was a long-time resident of Alderney Manor in Dartmouth before moving to Oakwood Terrace. Anna was a long-time member and worker of the Liberal Party and was honoured for her work and commitment. She was past Grand Nova of Garnet Rebekah Lodge. Through the years, she was a volunteer of many charitable and community projects. She was an excellent seamstress and in times gone by loved a game of darts, bridge, and was an avid bowler. She is survived by daughter, Patricia A. Devine; granddaughters, Trenna (Turner) Hardie, Burlington, Ont., and Hollie Turner, Halifax; great-grandchildren, Kayla, Rebecca, Amanda Hardie, Justin and Courtney Hatter; along with adopted sister, Elsie Brown and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to offer sincere thanks to the caring staff at Oakwood Terrace Nursing Home. Graveside service and burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax, Rev. Patricia Malin officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, Queen Street.
KNICKLE (Howley), Mary Magdelain
KNICKLE (Howley), Mary Magdelain - Died peacefully at her residence, 5633 Drummond Court, Halifax, with her close family at her side on October 9, 2008. Born in Little Bras d'Or, she was a daughter of the late Ella Howley (Fraser) and Joseph Howley. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert, and her only child, Bertrum; sisters, Annie (Devison) and Helen (Buchanan), and brothers, Gratten, Milton, Patrick and John. She is survived by her nieces, Anne MacNeil and her children Laura and Alex, Carolyn Toomey (Jack) and their children Beth, Shaemus and Keighan, and nephews, Alex Buchanan (Tracey) and their children Emily, Alyssa and Jessica, and Art Buchanan and daughters, Julie Vannordin and Karen, and his partner, Shirley Mercer, with whom he provided loving and devoted care to Aunt Mary in her home these last seven months of her life. She is also survived by nieces, Patricia (Stewart) Fricker, Grace (Bernard) Peck, Dave (Dolores) Howley, Joe (Frances) Howley, Lillian Rudnikoff, Ellen Howley, Sally Campbell and Doug (Donna) Howley and families. A teacher by profession, Mary began her teaching career in Cape Breton, teaching in Bras d'Or West, Boularderie and Mill Creek. She continued her career with the Halifax School District, until her retirement in 1977. Mary was a kind and gentle soul who enjoyed her family and friends and always welcomed them into her home. She was an avid reader, keeping abreast of local and world affairs and enjoying a daily walk until recent weeks. She was a devout Catholic and a member of the Blessed Mother Theresa of Calcutta Parish, Halifax. By Mary's request, family visitation will take place today from 7-9 p.m. in her family home in Bras d'Or. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Parish Church, Bras d'Or, with Father Peter MacLeod presiding. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
ROSS, Cyril Leslie
ROSS, Cyril Leslie - 86, Bedford, passed away peacefully October 7, 2008, at home. Born in London, England, on September 4, 1922, he was the only child of Leslie and Jenny Ross. Cyril served in the R.A.F. from 1941 to 1945, immigrated with his wife, Bubs, to Canada in 1947. He worked for British American Oil in Toronto, then transferred to Halifax, and settled in Bedford. He continued his career with Gulf Oil and then Ultramar until his retirement in 1982. Cyril was also an accredited real estate appraiser and taught at the Appraisal Institute of Canada. He was involved in Bedford Minor Hockey. Upon retirement Cyril and Bubs enjoyed time at the cottage, "Camp David" in the beautiful Margaree Harbour and at home in Bedford amongst family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife and companion of 66 years, Eva "Bubs"; sons, Michael (Anita) and David (Cheryl); daughter, Debbie (Cyril); grandchildren, Brandy and Alexander, Byron and Caitlin, Kyrstyna and Stephen, and great-grandson, Hayden. The family would like to extend their warm thanks and appreciation to Dr. David and Nancy MacNeil, Dr. Alex Mitchell, friends Art and Dianne, and the VON for the care and compassion shown over the last year. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses or Canadian Cancer Society. "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." ~ Winston Churchill
BRIAND, Fern Lavina
BRIAND, Fern Lavina - 57, Baddeck. It is with fond and pleasant memories that the family announces her passing on October 9, 2008, in Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Neil's Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Gordon and Evelyn (Best) Seymour. She worked as a cook at Telegraph House for 23 years and at the Gaelic College for two and a half years. She was a member of St. Peter-St. John Anglican Church, Baddeck. Fern was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Surviving are her husband of 39 years, Clyde Briand; sons, Lawrence (Meghan), Travais (Nicole), and Barry (Carla); brothers, Herbert (Eleanor), Terry (Joyce), Lawrence (Jerri), Wade (Mary Ellen); sisters, Nadine (Wendell) Stockley, Dale (Stephen) Hussey, Roxanne (Steve) Coutts, and Gay Seymour; grandchildren, Kayla, Catherine, Bryan, and Sophia. She was predeceased by infant brother, Norman. In keeping with Fern's wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation Sunday, October 12, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck. Funeral Monday, October 13, at 2 p.m. in Knox Presbyterian Church, Baddeck, with Rev. Peter Rafus officiating, assisted by her brother, Wade Seymour. Burial will be in St. John Anglican Cemetery, McCharles Cross, Big Baddeck. Donations may be made to the Cancer Treatment Centre at Cape Breton Regional Hospital or to the family.
HAMILTON (Davies), Jean
HAMILTON (Davies), Jean - Jean was born in 1915, Change Islands, N.L., and died in Halifax on October 7, 2008. Predeceased by her husband, John Miles, she is survived by her children, Ian (Diana), David (Laurie), and Suzanne; grandchildren, John, Liz, Jordie, and Andy; sisters, Helen Thompson, Marg O'Dell, and Gwyneth Hoyle. Jean studied classics at Mount Allison University and library science at the University of Toronto and was involved in the community of North Toronto and St. George's United Church. She enjoyed her exercise classes and summers at the sea at Upper Cape, N.B. A family memorial will be held. Thank you to the staff of the Berkerly, Halifax, for their love and support during her stay there. In lieu of sending flowers, as an avid gardener, Jean would wish you to plant some.
HYSLOP, Eugene Cameron
HYSLOP, Eugene Cameron - 68, Aldersville, left us suddenly and unexpectedly on October 7, 2008, in Kentville. Born in Halifax, he was a son of Thomas and Eva Heather (Amirouett) Hyslop. Eugene joined the Canadian Armed Forces at a young age and served as a member of the Black Watch Regiment. Following his military service, he was employed at GM in Oshawa, Ont., for over 20 years, where he lived happily with his wife, Reta (deceased), and their daughter, Shelley. They returned to Halifaxs in 1980, he attended Saint Mary's University, taking courses in English, Sociology, Archeology and Psychology. He met the second love of his life, Alma Russell, and moved to Aldersville. He was an avid hockey player all his life, enjoyed the outdoors, his horses Jeronimo, Comanche and Cheyenne, karate, guitars and bagpipes. A day was not complete without a western movie. More recently, he spent much of his time building their dream home in Blue Mountain. Eugene is survived by his beloved partner, Alma Russell; his loving daughter, Shelley Hyslop; grandson, Damon, Canaan; granddaughter, Reta (Sean) Wallis, and great-granddaughter, Shelley Lynn Wallis, all of Utah; loving sister, Faith Kern, Regina; also sister, Ursula (Allie) Campbell, Fredericton, N.B.; brothers, Clyde (Aggie), Wellington, and Paul (Mary), United States; stepsons, Randy, Roy, Alan and Laurie Russell, and their spouses; stepdaugghter, Jane Salsman and their son Andrew, all of Aldersville; Laurie (Jennifer) and their children Amanda, Malcolm and Jillian, Chester Basin. Eugene was predeceased by his wife, Reta (Whalen); several sisters and brothers. There will be visitation 6-8 p.m. Sunday in Davis Funeral Home, Chester. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday in Aenon Baptist Church, Chester Basin, with Rev. Laura McCue officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Chester Basin. Family flowers only. Memorial donations made to the care of his beloved horses would be gratefully appreciated. If desired, please send c/o Alma Russell, R.R.4, New Ross, NS B0J 2M0.