BEAVER, Edward William
74, passed away December 8, 2008, in Moncton General Hospital. He was the son of the late Carl and Annie (Negus) Beaver. Surviving are his wife, Greta (Crawford); four children; five stepchildren; eight grandchildren; brother, Reginald (Bernadette); sister, Carol Ann Myers (Lawrence); several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held in St. George's Anglican Church, Moncton, 2 p.m. Friday.
90, Charlottetown, P.E.I., passed away Sunday December 7, 2008. Loving husband of the late Anna (Colpitts) Manuel; father of John (Flora), David (Jane) and Paul (Carol); grandfather of Richard, Steven, Brenda, Cathy, Andrew, Peter, Jennifer; great-grandfather of Nicholas, Curtis, Ashlynn, Chelsea, Eric, Anna, Sarah, Joshua, Alison, Sarah; brother of Florence and the late Margaret Smith, Jean Manuel. Resting in MacLean Funeral Home. Visitation today 2-4 p.m. Funeral December 11, 1:30 p.m. in Park Royal United Church Interment in Pine Grove Cemetery. Memorials to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
MEADOWS, Robert Stephen
70, Wittenburg, passed away Monday, December 8, 2008, in the family home where he wanted to be, in the loving care of his sister, after an 18-month battle with cancer. The only son and second child of the late Roy and Helen (McCallum) Meadows, he was born July 5, 1938, in Amherst. His childhood was spent in several locations, his father being an Army Officer, with the family finally settling in Stewiacke the year the present school was opened. As a young man, he developed his love of vehicles, graduating from bicycles to motorcycles, from carts to trucks-half tons, dump trucks and 18-wheelers. He drove stock cars on race tracks in his teens, with a brief stint as a brake man for CNR, then driving a cement mixer for Dartmouth Ready Mix, an 18-wheeler across Canada for North American Van Lines, coming home to drive a dump truck for Colin Cox and finally an 18-wheeler for NS Sand and Gravel. During his professional driving career, he drove from the West Coast to the East Coast of Canada, and marveled at the magnificent scenery in our country. Bobby came to the three generation family home in Wittenburg to live and help his sister care for their father in 1972. Following his retirement, he developed a skill at building and carpentry, replacing a sunporch with a permanent addition to the home, and fashioning cabinets for the kitchen. He made many friends through his woodworking. Bobby is survived by his sister, Joan (Meadows) Barnhill, with whom he lived, his niece, Stephanie Barnhill and her husband, Richard Higgins, and his nephew, Christopher Barnhill-Higgins, as well as several cousins. In addition to his parents, Roy and Helen Meadows, Bobby was predeceased by his grandparents, Rev. Rupert and Sarah (Taylor) Meadows, Robert and Elizabeth (Muhlig) McCallum and cousins on both sides of the family. Visits by family members and friends, both in Hospital and at home were a source of pleasure, and he enjoyed talking about trucking "on the road" and other experiences. He loved going in to the Mall to see what was happening at Christopher's store, going out for family breakfasts, stopping at Terry's for a late supper after a day in town. A private person, he endured many health problems before finally admitting to discomfort and pain. The family would like to thank Dr. Phillip Wells, for his care through the years. Thanks also to the many doctors and nurses who cared for Bobby at Colchester Hospital during his many stays, in particular, Drs. Perk, Singh, Dzierzanowski, Cook, and Dr. Sharma, also Dr. Geff Porter and Dr. Bruce Colwell and staff of the NS Cancer Centre for their compassion and skill. Special thanks to the Palliative Care Team without whose support it would have been impossible for Bobby to stay in his own home these past six months. Special thanks to Dr. Henderson, Paula and Michelle and Cathy MacMillan, as well as the VON RNs, LPNs and Home Support Workers who brightened his day. At Bobby's request, there will be no funeral, cremation has taken place. Ashes will be distributed as he wished, at a later date. The family plans a gathering at the home on Bobby's birthday, July 5, 2009, for family and friends which will mark two years to the date from the onset of his illness. We also want to thank the many friends who were so faithful in visiting and those who kept the driveway free of snow and shoveled the walk and doorstep. Your kindness is appreciated. Expressions of condolence may be sent to the family by signing the guest book at: www.MeM.com or sending them directly to Ettinger Funeral Home, PO Box 39, Shubenacadie, NS B0N 2H0. Donations in Bobby's memory may be made to Colchester Hospital Building Fund or Cancer Research Society. Arrangements are entrusted to the compassionate care of Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie, NS.
BERNARDO, Arturo Isidoro, MD
73, was born in the Philippines, and died Saturday, December 6 2008, at his home in Halifax. Art is survived by his loving family, wife, Marilyn (Ewen); son, Paul (grandson, Noah and his mom, Cindy), Arizona; daughters, Carrie (Michael Dunning), Ontario; Carol and Angela, Halifax, and son, Anthony (granddaughter, Hannah and her mom, Patricia), Halifax; sister, Adelaida, Texas; sisters-in-law, Fermina and Kathy, Ontario; brother-in-law, Brian, British Columbia; mother-in-law, Edith, Ontario. He was predeceased by his parents, Deogracias and Raymunda, and his brother, Eduardo. Art received his MD at Santo Tomas University in the Philippines and then trained extensively in the United States and Canada in pathology. He was Director of Cytology in the department of pathology at the VG hospital when he retired in 2000. Art was an avid golfer at Ashburn Golf Club, an active member of the Maritime Seniors Golf Association, a devoted member and teacher at the Taoist Tai Chi Society, both locally and nationally, and a member of Saint Benedict's Parish. He loved all types of music and sports, traveling, and family vacations. Art will be dearly missed by his family, many friends, and his "Gasper" buddies. Visitation will take place in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, today from 4-8 p.m. The funeral mass will be held in Saint Lawrence Church at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 11, Father Bernard O'Neill officiating. A reception will follow in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Benedict's Parish Arise Campaign or to the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada (Atlantic Region).
RINEHART (Day), Violet Ella
87, born in Jeddore on March 1, 1921, she died December 5, 2008, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Day. Violet worked many years as a cook and a nurse's aid at the former Halifax Infirmary, Camp Hill Hospital, VG Hospital and the Grace Maternity hospital. Her hobby was gardening, which was the envy of John Street neighbours for many years. She also loved animals, especially dogs. Violet always had a smile and kind word for everyone she met. Her kindness and generosity will truly be missed. Vi was the last surviving member of her family. She is survived by her son, Rodney Earl Rinehart. She was predeceased by husband, Earl Rinehart; sisters, Lena Warner, Ruth Reed and Jean Atkinson; brothers, Henry Day and Wally Day. Visitation 6-8 p.m. today in Cruikshanks Halifax Funeral Home, 2032 Robie St., Halifax. Graveside service 11 a.m. Thursday, December 11, in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
WOODS, James Oliver "Ollie"
78, Dartmouth, passed away comfortably on December 8, 2008, in Darmouth General Hospital after an eight-year struggle with kidney disease. He was born and always resided in Dartmouth, and was a son of the late James and Olive (Morash) Woods. As a young boy, Oliver paddled and received medals for the Banook Canoe Club, was a strong swimmer and water skier. He was an avid down-hill skier and instructor at Wentworth Valley Ski Hill. He hunted every year in Mooseland, even up to three weeks ago, and had plans to go this past weekend had he not taken a bad fall. Oliver was passionate about vegetable and flower gardening, building his own greenhouse in the backyard, and starting and maintaining huge gardens at home and East Chezzetcook. A lot of great times with family and friends took place in Chezzetcook and Porter's Lake where he loved to spend his free time. As early as a young teenager, printing was the only profession Oliver persued. He registered his first sole proprietorship in 1954, then by 1970 owned and operated J.O. Woods Litho until he reluctantly retired this past year. He was a respected member of the business community, always willing to lend a helping hand to his peers. Over the years, he was an active member of the Metro Business Association, Kiwanis Club of Dartmouth and Dartmouth Natal Day Committee. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Lena (Cleary) of 57 years; son, Darren (Brittany); daughters, Lesa Woods and Paula (Wayne) DeCoste, all of Dartmouth; brothers, Robert "Bob", Pleasanton, Calif.; David (Althea), Dartmouth; grandson, Joshua, Gander, N.L.; granddaughter, Morgan DeCoste, Dartmouth; stepgrandson, Devon Huston, St. Andrews; many nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday in Church of the Holy Spirit, Regency Drive, Dartmouth, Rev. Edwin Ebsary officiating. A private cremation interment will take place in the garden at Christ Church where both Oliver and Lena were baptised, confirmed and married. Donations in memory may be made to Kidney Foundation of Canada Nova Scotia Branch.
SMELTZER, Arthur Fredrick
48, Dartmouth. We are sad to announce the sudden passing of Arthur on December 7,2008, in the VG Site, QEII. He passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He was the son of the late Albert and Jean (Gray) Smeltzer. Art is survived by his Fiancée, Annett; brothers, Wayne (Darlene), Frank (Darlene Murphy), Timmie, and sister, Carolyn (David Bailey); children, Arthur, Alisha, and Andrew many nieces and nephews. Arthur enjoyed bowling, fishing, and being with friends. But his real passion was Toronto Maple Leafs and working on cars something he did his whole life. Our thanks go to the nurses on 9A and the nurses in ICU of the VG Site QEII. Funeral service in Donald K. Walkers Funeral Directors, Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth (469-5601)on Friday December 12 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow with burial in Mount Herman Cemetery. Donations made to Canadian Liver Foundation, Halifax Chapter.
WINFIELD, Margaret Rose
77, of Woodlawn Drive, Shelburne, passed away December 8, 2008, in Queens General Hospital Liverpool. Born in Shelburne, she was a daughter of the late George and Bertha (Williams) Buchanan. During Margaret's working life, she worked in the kitchen at Roseway Hospital, St. Mary's University, Rainbow Haven, and the VG Hospital. She also did house cleaning for families. She loved to attend church, enjoyed word find and jigsaw puzzles, loved to look at photos, enjoyed Christmas, family camping trips, and loved to bake. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother. She is survived by daughters, Judy (Philip) Bradfield of Bridgewater; Darlene (Stephen) Rennehan of Shelburne; Ruth (Robert) Scott of Shelburne; and Jane (Lawrence) Brannen of Newellton; brother, Adam of Barrington; sister, Isabelle Acker of Birchtown; grandchildren, Alicia, Jordan, Ashley, and Richard. She was predeceased by her husband, Stephen; brother, Ralph, and sister, Elmore. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in H..M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Shelburne. Funeral Service will be held 2 p.m., Friday, in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Chapel with Pastor Wayne Dooks and Rev. Richard Moore officiating. Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lake John Road. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Canadian Cancer Society, or the Beulah Berman Animal Shelter.
THOMPSON (Hayes), Elizabeth Therese "Betty"
81, passed away peacefully in Dartmouth General Hospital on December 8, 2008. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Cecil and Helen Hayes. She is survived by daughters, Helen (Michael Winge), Susan (Glenn Graham); grandchildren, William, Samantha and Owen, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, William "Bill" Thompson; brother, Austin Hayes; sisters, Marion Murphy and Rita Hayes. Betty was a graduate of Convent of the Sacred Heart, Halifax and attended Miss MacLaughlin's Business School. Betty worked for many years for Nova Scotia Power prior to devoting herself to full time motherhood. She was a very active member of the community and worked tirelessly for many charitable organizations such as the March of Dimes, Canadian Cancer Society, Block Parents, and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Prior to a debilitating stroke in 1996, Betty was an active golfer, sailor and ballroom dancer. She and her husband, Bill were members of the of the Corte Dance Club, the Liberal Association, Brightwood Golf and Country Club, and were a constant fixture at any "big band" dances held throughout metro. Betty was a devout Catholic and a member of the Catholic Women's League at St. Thomas More Parish. Betty constantly gave her time and great spirit to anyone who was in need or suffering from illness. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and in recent years, her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. Even after her stroke, Betty remained enthusiastic about life and lived each day to its fullest. She will be dearly missed by her family and all who knew her. Visitation will be held Thursday, December 11 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Funeral service will be held in St. Thomas More Parish on Friday, December 12 at 10 a.m. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, with a reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
SMITH, Chesley Raymond
83, Upper Tantallon. We sadly announce the passing of our wonderful dad. Born in Grand Bank, N.L., he was the son of the late Randall and Irene (Drake) Smith and husband of the late Barbara (Basmajian) Smith. He is survived by his sons, David (Anne Marie), Upper Tantallon; Randy (Toni-Ann), Halifax; daughters, Sharon (Larry) Pottie, Timberlea; Susan (Jim) Hoadley, Upper Tantallon; Heather (Michel) Breton, Alberta: Traci (Tom) Innes, Hammonds Plains; sisters, Gladys Price, Grand Bank, NL; Mary Evans, St. John's, N.L.; grandchildren, Jason, Ashley, Janele and Nicolas, many relatives and close friends throughout Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. He was predeceased by his parents Randall and Irene, Grand Bank, N.L., wife, Barbara, Timberlea, and sister Mabel Clarke, English Harbour, N.L. Our dad was a kind-hearted, easy-going Newfie who more than anything enjoyed spending time with his family. In his younger years, he was an avid bowler and after retirement enjoyed attending the local, weekly Bingo. He had a great sense of humour and especially loved those Newfie jokes. He worked for many years as a custodian for HRM School Board at the Timberlea Junior High School and had many funny stories to share about his experiences there. He was a friend to all, enemy to none and would give his last dime to a stranger if needed. He will be dearly missed by his four-legged friend, Rosie, whom he cared for daily. We all respect and will miss you, Dad, and we will never forget the valuable lessons you taught us without even saying a word... just by leading by example. A memorial service will be held in Trinity United Church, Trinity Way, Timberlea on Thursday December 11, 11 a.m., Rev. Chapman officiating. Burial to follow in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
COX, Matthew John
99, Shelburne, passed away peacefully in Roseway Hospital on December 6, 2008, following a brief illness. Born March 11, 1909, in Shelburne, he was a son of the late Alvin and Sedella (Henley) Cox. In his youth, Matthew spent a great deal of time on ships, circumventing the world and an extended trip to the Caribbean Islands. Later in life he worked as an electrician, wiring buildings and boats in Shelburne County. He is survived by son, Joel(Helen), Truro; brother, Alvin, Shelburne; grandchildren, Jennifer, Truro; Andrew (Wanda), Milford Station; Emily (Craig), Ottawa; great-grandchildren, Spencer, Tyler, Brady and Charlie. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Dorothy Amelia Fuller; brothers, Ernest and Robert; sisters, Alice and Annie. Cremation has taken place and the family has requested no visitation. A graveside service will be held on December 19 at 2p.m. in Pine Grove Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Shelburne. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.