COSSETT, Adriel Arlene
COSSETT, Adriel Arlene - 87, Digby, passed away October 9, 2008. Born in Centreville, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Francetta (Frost) Cossett. Adriel worked for several offices and as a store clerk. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Digby congregation. She is survived by her sister, Rowena; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Ambrose, Kenneth, Delmar, and Murray; sisters, Pauline, Janet, and Lottie. Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday, October 18, in Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Conway. Interment in Union Burial Ground, Centreville, Digby Co. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby.
NEEDHAM, Laura J.
NEEDHAM, Laura J. - 81, London, Ont., passed away peacefully in the London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus, London, Ont., on Monday, October 6, 2008, with her family by her side. Born in South Victoria, Cumberland Co., she was a daughter of the late Lester N. and Cassie A. (Weeks) Thompson. She received her education in Oxford and attended Pictou Academy. Prior to moving to London, she had lived in New Glasgow for a period of time. Surviving are daughters, Nancy Needham (Paul Kramer), London, Ont.; Janet Kirkpatrick (Bill), Winnipeg, Man.; Julie Arbel (Yoram), Israel; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Geneva Cloney, Oxford, Cumberland Co.; special niece, Helen Thompson, Springhill, Cumberland Co.; many other nieces, nephews and cousins in Nova Scotia. She was predeceased by her husband, William R. Needham; sisters, Della M. Pettigrew, Hilda E. Thompson; brothers, Norman Thompson, Leon Thompson, Harold Thompson, and Gerald Thompson. A memorial service was held in Logan Funeral Home, London, on Thursday, October 9, at 3 p.m. Donations to the London Health Sciences Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
COX, Arthur William "Bill"
COX, Arthur William "Bill" - Passed away peacefully October 8, 2008, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII. Bill was born in Saint John, N.B., on May 13, 1921, to Arthur Earle Cox and Anna Beatrice (McGinley) Cox. Bill attended public school in Saint John before going to Acadia University in Wolfville. While at Acadia, Bill joined the intercollegiate debating team, served as editor of the Athenaeum newspaper and assistant manager of the intermediate and varsity basketball teams. He also served as an officer in the Canadian Officers Training Corps (COTC). Following graduation in 1942 with a B.A., Bill was posted to Great Britain and Europe where, as an officer, he served in the Canadian Army. After being wounded in combat in Holland, he was transferred to a London hospital. When discharged, he became a battlefield instructor, serving in London, Aldershot and South Downs until the end of the war In 1945, Bill studied law at New College at Oxford University before returning home to attend Dalhousie Law School, graduating with a LLB in 1949. In 1982, he received an Honorary LLD from Dalhousie University. Bill served in the Canadian Militia with the Princess Louise Fusiliers and in 1955 as Lt. Colonel, was appointed General Staff Officer (Training) at 4th Militia Group Headquarters, Halifax. At age 34, he was one of the youngest senior militia officers in Canada. Bill practiced in various law partnerships, from Murray Hart and Cox (1949) and later Cox Palmeter and Rogers. Bill joined the Rutledge MacKeigan Firm in 1963, later Cox Downie, Nunn Goodfellow, which evolved into the Cox Palmer firm in 2007. Bill received his Queen's Counsel in 1965 and in 1977 became a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and an Honorary Member of the American Bar Association in 1981. Bill's passion for the administration of justice and the welfare of his beloved legal profession led him to serve at the provincial and national levels of his profession. Bill was a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society and was president from 1971-1972. He chaired the committee that led to the introduction of Provincial Legal Aid in Nova Scotia on October 14, 1971, and served for 10 years as chairman of the Law Foundation of Nova Scotia. On the national level, Bill was a founding director and president of the Law Societies of Canada (1975-1976). Bill was very active in the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), serving as a member of the council for several years. He was president of the Nova Scotia Branch (1972-1973), chairman of the CBA annual meeting in Halifax (1981), National Treasurer, National Vice-president, and then in 1980, becoming National President of the Canadian Bar Association. He was also a Life Fellow of the Foundation for Legal Research and the CBA. Bill served 38 years as solicitor for the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities. In 1966, Bill was the first recipient of the Distinguished Service Award presented by the Nova Scotia Branch of the CBA. In 1997 he was made an Honorary Fellow in the Law for the Future Fund of the CBA and in 2002, he received the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal. Bill's community activities were varied and included being a member of St. Matthew's Church, serving as elder and Chairman of Stewards, before later transferring to St. David's Presbyterian Church; past president of the Halifax Red Cross and chairman of the combined Red Cross - Community Chest Appeal; past president of the Saraguay Club; member of the Royal United Services Institute (NS), Halifax Club, The North British Society and a member of the executive committee of the Board of Governors of Acadia University as well as serving with the Nova Scotia Assessors School. In the political forum, Bill was past president of the Halifax City and County Progressive Conservative (PC) Association; treasurer for 10 years of the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party while the Hon. Robert Stanfield was premier; former vice-president of the PC Association of Canada and in 1963, was elected chairman of the 21 member Resolution Committee of the National PC Party. In later years, Bill was a columnist with the Halifax Chronicle Herald. For relaxation, Bill enjoyed cooking, hosting dinner parties and gardening. His main hobby was studying ships and he amassed a large collection of books, postcards and self-made card files depicting detailed information on the ships he studied. That interest led to many cruises, sometimes with the whole family, over extended Christmas holidays. For 16 winters, Bill enjoyed vacations on Captiva and Sanibel Islands in Florida. He became interested in the town's activities and served on a couple of committees. One was successful in keeping a fast food outlet from establishing on Sanibel Island. He served on the condominium Board for several years and was president of the Tortuga Beach Club in Sanibel. Bill was a devoted family man and enjoyed many summer holidays at White Point Beach and Hubbards with his girls, dogs and cats. Those reunions increased in number and enjoyment as his daughters married and had children of their own. He was affectionately known as Herman and enjoyed engaging everyone in conversation and debate. Bill is survived by his wife of 58 years, Margie (Macpherson); daughters, Janet (Tom) Houston, Peggy (Gary) Pierce, Ann (Darren) Booth, Susan (Doug) Roberts; grandchildren, Katie, Lesley, Anne (Houston); Matthew (Gillian), Sarah, Chris, Greg (Pierce); Wesley, Daniel (Booth); Leah, Ian, Tim, Ben, Hilary (Roberts); niece, Susan (Geoff) Norquay; nephews, Bill and Tom Bartley and sister-in-law, Jean Macpherson. Bill was predeceased by his sister, Janet Bartley. The family extends heartfelt thanks to the caring staff of 3 West. Visitation will be held in Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home, Robie Street, on Tuesday, October 14, from 3-7 p.m. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 15, at 2 p.m. in St. David's Presbyterian Church, 1537 Brunswick St. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to A.W. Cox Memorial Scholarship Fund - Dalhousie Law School or Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
PHILLIPS, Norman Elliott
PHILLIPS, Norman Elliott - 94, Clark's Harbour, Shelburne Co., passed away Thursday, October 9, 2008, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Clark's Harbour, February 11, 1914, he was a son of the late George Elliott and Maude (Nickerson) Phillips. Norman was the last surviving member of his parents family. He was a retired self-employed general merchant, serving the public for 41 years. After retirement, he enjoyed gardening, bowling, traveling, reading and golfing. In his golfing career, he was able to make two holes-in-one. He enjoyed watching ball games, especially the Red Sox. Norman will always be remembered by his wonderful humour and wit, he was always telling everyone, younger than he, "you're just a spring chicken yet". His summers was spent at the cottage, where he could spend more time with friends, playing cards and gardening. He is survived by by his loving wife of 64 years, the former Mary Atwood; daughters, Mary Anne (Rodney), Norma Estella (Chuckie); grandson, Troy (Christine); granddaughters, Jeanine (Ron), Jennifer Atwood; great-grandson, Jamie; niece, Pam, and nephew, Charlie. He was predeceased by sister, Anne; brother, George. A great thanks goes to Dr. Blair, the V.O.N., Home Care and the ambulance for their kind and compassionate care they gave Norman during his illness. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Saturday in H. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Barrington. Family flowers only. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday in H. Huskilson's Memorial Chapel, Barrington, Rev. Luuk Geerligs and Pastor, Bob Baker officiating. Interment will be in Old Kirk Cemetery, North East Point. Memorial donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses or Rosalin Nickerson Care Fund.
BREWER, Mary Frances
BREWER, Mary Frances - 62, Westville, formerly of Ingonish, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 9, 2008, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Ingonish Beach, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Frances Powers. Mary was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church and enjoyed working with the elderly. Mary will be sadly missed by her common-law husband, Francis MacEachern; brothers, Joe, Wayne, Donnie, Monty and Jim, all of Cape Breton; sisters, Peggy and Heather, Cape Breton, and Darlene, Trenton. She was predeceased by sisters, Josie and Jean, and brother, Stewart. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville, with Father Peter MacDonald officiating. Interment will be in Lourdes Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in Mary's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of one's choice. "Mary was the angel that walked amongst us."
BUTLER, Howard Alden
BUTLER, Howard Alden - 82, New Glasgow, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2008, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by his family. Born in Chance Harbour, he was a son of the late Alfred and Charlotte Anne (Wooden) Butler. Prior to retirement in 1986, he was employed in the engineering department at Trenton Works and for 10 years with Robb Engineering, Amherst. He was a member of Trinity United Church, New Glasgow. Howard was an avid reader and greatly enjoyed spending time with his cat, Cleo, and friends. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Vinie (Legere); daughter, Arlene (Ian) Moffatt, Woodstock, N.B.; son, Paul Kerwin, New Glasgow; grandchildren, Angel and Shane Moffatt, Morgan, Michael and Shelby Lynn Butler; great-grandson, Aaron; sister, Alta Foye, Hillside; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by sisters, Margaret La Lacheur, Anna Carmichael, and Hazel MacLean; brother, Irvin. At Howard's request, a private graveside service will take place. Donations may be made in his memory to the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit or Canadian Cancer Society.
CHASE (Stronach), Verna Mae
78, Centreville, Kings Co., passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2008, in Mountain Lea Lodge, Bridgetown. Born in Spa Springs, Annapolis Co., she was a daughter of the late Eugene and Ruby Stronach. She received her R.N. from the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax. She is survived by her husband, Leonard Chase; sons, Bruce (Karen, stepson Benjamin), Hubley; Brian, Vancouver, B.C.; Douglas (Robyn), Alma, Ont.; granddaughters, Hayley and Ella Chase. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her stepmother, Ruperta Charleton Stronach. Cremation has taken place under the direction of White Family Funeral Home, Kentville and there will be no visitation, by request. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 8, in Canard United Church, Rev. Ray A. Francis officiating. A private family burial will take place in Willowbank Cemetery, Wolfville. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, Kings Historical Society, Kentville, or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
CHEW, Vincent B.Comm (Dal), LLB (Dal)
CHEW, Vincent B.Comm (Dal), LLB (Dal) - 32, formerly from Nova Scotia and British Columbia, died on September 25, 2008 in a road accident in Berlin, Germany. Son of Dr. Ken and Rosalind Chew, he is survived by his parents, sister, Joyce and aunt, Emily. An avid sports and music fan, he enjoyed his varied interests while travelling extensively. While in Halifax, he was an active volunteer in the local music scene. He was working with the ICSSPE (European Sports Council). Prior to that, he was with the 15th Asian Games in Qatar, and the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia. Funeral services will be held in British Columbia. Memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Amateur Sports Fund.
CHEW, Vincent B.Comm., (Dal), LLB (Dal)
CHEW, Vincent B.Comm., (Dal), LLB (Dal) - 32. Please come celebrate the life of Vincent Chew on Friday, October 10, 2008, at 4 p.m. in St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 5 Bedford St., Bedford. Reception to follow.
CORNECT, Zachary Kenneth
CORNECT, Zachary Kenneth - Infant son of Ian Cornect and Courtney Burgess, Halifax, passed away October 5, 2008, in IWK Health Centre. He is survived by maternal grandparents, Denis Burgess (Tracy Miller), Lower Sackville; Margaret Burgess, Halifax; paternal grandparents, Betty Ann and Shawn Cornect, Shubenacadie; great-grandparents, aunts and uncles. Cremation has taken place. A graveside committal will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Cemetery, Windsor. A reception will follow in Dorian Hall Academy of Music, Windsor Community Center. Donations in Zachary's name may be made to the IWK Health Centre Foundation.
PAUL, Melissa Anne
PAUL, Melissa Anne - Died October 5, 2008. She was a daughter of Sylvester Joseph Paul and Brenda Joy (Cooper) Paul, Eskasoni. She is survived by daughter, Rylee Emerson Skye, at home; brothers, Bradley (Mary), Todd, Matthew, David and Sylvester Jr., all of Eskasoni; godchild, Bradley II, son of her best friend, Angie; maternal grandmother, Veda Cooper; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her grandparents. Visitation Saturday, October 11, in the family home, 73 Logan Dr., Eskasoni. Funeral mass 10:30 a.m. Monday in Holy Family Church, Eskasoni. Burial in the parish cemetery.