THOMPSON, William "Hattie"
89, of Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of Springville, passed away December 9, 2008, in Valley View Villa. Born in Glencoe, Pictou Co., he was a son of the late Archie and Sadie (Hattie) Thompson. Hattie was a resident of Springville since 1948. He was a member of Springville Presbyterian Church where he was an Elder and served on the Board of Managers. He was a member of Union Lodge No. 30 IOOF, Springville and various other lodge organizations. Hattie was an employee of Trenton Works for many years and also worked as a farmer. He is survived by son, Robert Thompson, Errington, Vancouver Island, B.C.; daughter, Corinne (Scott) Johnston, Springville; granddaughter, Nicole, and grandson Dale, both of Springville; sisters, Violet Roy, and Marguerite Campbell, both of New Glasgow; brothers, Lawrence and John "Jack", both of Glencoe; sister-in-law, Anna Mae Thompson, Bridgeville; numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Christina; brothers, James, Grant and Wallace; sisters-in- law, Alice and Margaret, brother-in-law, Lloyd Campbell. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. tomorrow in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Springville Presbyterian Church with Rev. Donald Shepard officiating, assisted by Debbie Laing-Stewart. Burial will be in Springville Cemetery. Donations in memory of Hattie may be made to Springville Presbyterian Church Building Fund, L.O.R.D.A., Chad Bus Service or a charity of your choice.
O'CONNELL, Edna Daisy
76, Truro. It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of our dear mother on December 8, 2008, in Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born July 11, 1932, in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Laura (Jean)(Crowell) MacPhee. She is survived by her children, Lewis and Brenda O'Connell, Marion and Sam Works, Sherry and Jeff MacDonald, Frances and Ted Weatherbee; grandchildren, Chris (Karen), Tim (Angie), Aaron O'Connell, Stacey (Rodney) Works-Brenton, John MacDonald, Nicholas and Jared Weatherbee; great-grandsons, Jeremy, Samuel and Joshua O'Connell; brothers, Don, Percy (Shirley), Alfred MacPhee; sisters, Sharon (John) McNutt, Yulla "Bobbie" Weatherbee. She was predeceased by her husband in 1989, Fraser "Fay" O'Connell; daughter, Cindy Marie in infancy; granddaughter in infancy, Tracey Dawn Works; brother, Gerald; sister, Olive May. Mom was a wonderful homemaker who took great pride in having a spotless home. She was also an awesome cook, her pies would melt in your mouth. Mom had a heart of gold and always felt compassion for those in time of need. She loved music and had a great sense of humour, even throughout her illness she would laugh a lot. She loved children and was especially happy when her grandchildren came to visit. Visitation will be held on today from 7-9 p.m.; funeral services on Thursday at 3:00 p.m., both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro , Rev. Greg Porter officiating. Spring interment in Riverside Cemetery, Upper Stewiacke. Family flowers only. Donations in her memory made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia would be gratefully appreciated. We, her children, would like to thank Cedarstone Enhanced Care, especially "Garden Road" for the excellent care Mom received and for the wonderful friends they have been to us.
"Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest."
McDANIEL, Samuel Joseph
Troy, Inverness Co. We the family, sorrowfully announce the death, at his residence, of our father and brother on December 5, 2008. Sam "Sammy" was born on September 5, 1950, to Bill and Marie (Beaton) McDaniel of Brook Village. He was a quiet, unassuming man who lived his life for his children and family. He was a man of great faith, had a love of Scottish music and sports. He was employed with the Nova Scotia Forest Industry (New Page) in Port Hawkesbury as an operator for 37 years until his retirement in September, 2008. He leaves to mourn his untimely passing, son, Kevin, Port Hood, daughter, Lori Ann, Fort McMurray, Alta; and son, Michael, Port Hawkesbury; former wife, Florence; brothers, Colin (Hughena), Port Hood, Clarence (Burdett, Alta.), Ronnie (Brook Village), Gerry (Cheryl) Port Hawkesbury, Francis (Ann Marie) Brook Village; sisters, Mary Claire (Charlie) MacDonald, Port Hood, Elizabeth (Wayne) Watson, Ottawa; nephews and nieces, Donnie, Darlene, Michael, Tammy, Trevor, Callum, Mark, Grant, Katrina, Joe, Shanne, Aaron, Terry, Blair, Brian, William, Clancey, and Zoe; aunts, Kaye Brady (Halifax), Theresa MacDonnell (Judique), uncle, Angus Beaton (Glencoe). Beside his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Matt, who passed away in December 2007. May his gentle soul rest in peace. Visitation will be in the vestry of St. Mary's Church, Mabou, Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be on Friday at 1 p.m. in St. John the Baptist Church, Brook Village with Father Bernie MacDonald officiating, burial in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to IWK Children's Hospital or to St. John the Baptist cemetery fund in Brook Village.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.
WILLIAMS (Brooks), Ada Viola
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our angel, Ada Viola Williams (Brooks) on December 6, 2008, at home in the presence of her loving family. Ada was born in East Preston to the late Richard and Alice (Neal) Brooks. Ada was a very kind and beautiful woman with a huge heart and a contagious laugh."Ada's Cafe" was always open to family and friends. She enjoyed reading, baking, singing and traveling. The highlight of her travels was to the homeland, Africa. Elder Ada was a member of the East Preston United Baptist Church, a member of the Mass Choir, Prison Ministry, Sunday School teacher, Mary Preston Historical Society, the Seniors Group, the Red Cross, and the Womens' Missionary Society. Ada received various awards and recognitions for her contributions. Ada leaves to celebrate her home going; children, Sandra, Howard (Mary), Graham (Joanne), Stewart (Linda), Clinton (Lillian), Opal (Elmer), Craig (Wendy), Nicholas (Marlene), Rochelle, Mark, Marcel (Lesley), Veronica, Dana (Kathy); sister, Irene; brother, Wilfred (Janet); 27 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, Howard; daughter, Gloria; sisters, Lena, Kathleen, Alice, Ruby, Leotris; brothers, Clarence, Walter, Richard Jr., and Leo, and great-grandchild, Alexis. The love and encouragement Ada showed to her family will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Visitation held today, 7-9 p.m., funeral service Thursday, December 11, at 2 p.m. both at the East Preston United Baptist Church, burial in church cemetery. Donations may be made to the East Preston WMS or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Homes, 771 Main St., Dartmouth.
COOLEN, Sheila Margaret "Peggy"
72, Enfield, died suddenly in Brooksville, Florida on Friday, December 5, 2008. Born in Halifax on April 15, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Sylvia (Pelton) Doyle. She did secretarial work and was employed at Maritime Life, Maritime Air Command, BA Oil, and Elmsdale Medical Center. She was a member of Saint Bernard's Church, Enfield, and the Red Hat Society. She was a tutor with Adult Literacy and also aided in parental counselling. She is survived by her husband, Paul, Enfield/ Prospect; daughter, Sheila, Enfield; sons, Paul (Karen), Black Diamond, Alta.; Brian (Marilyn) Fort MacMurray, Alta.; Gary (Lynne), Calgary; Kevin (Audrey), Kingston, Ont.; Sean (Linda), Enfield/Fort MacMurray; Keith (Sue), Enfield; sisters, Jean Davidson, Halifax; Christine (John) Moignard; brothers, John (Kathleen) Edmonton; Vincent (Alana), Winnipeg; Covert, Calgary; Terry, Halifax; Gregory, Voglers Cove; twenty grandchildren, 7 great- grandchildren. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her grandparents and brother, Peter. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8p.m. Friday, December 12, in St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church, Enfield from where a funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, December 13, Father Phil Thibodeau officiating. A reception will be held at Royal Canadian Legion, Enfield. No Flowers by request. Donations may be made to the Canadian Arthritis Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Lung Association of Nova Scotia, or St. Bernard's Parish, or to a charity of your choice.
MacPHEE (Evans), Norma Louise
Dartmouth, passed away Monday, December 8, 2008, in Dartmouth General Hospital. She was the eldest daughter of the late John "Jack" and Hazel (Anderson) Evans. Norma worked in the Blueprint office for the Dept. of National Defense until she married Joseph. She was a long-time member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Dartmouth. Her lemon loaves and lasagna were always a big hit at the annual pot luck supper. She loved to play bingo and do needle point, spoil her grandchildren and her cat, Smokey. Norma is survived by her loving husband and caregiver, Joseph; son, Michael (Lysa); daughters, Virginia (Steve) Jenkins, Margaret (Joel) Campbell, Joanne (Peter) Fancy, Mary (Michael) Currie, Katherine (Alan) Condren; grandchildren, Danica (Olvin) Castro, Lindsey (Scott) Rowe, Darcy (Ryan) Young, Andrew (Holly) Currie, Steve Jenkins, Susan Currie, John Currie, Emily Fancy, Pearce and Daniel Condren; great- grandchildren, Jeannie, Andrea, Wyatt and James; brothers, George, Ken (Kathleen) Evans; sisters, Julia (Fred) Mounce, Ruth Coxen; sister-in-law, Lillian Evans. She was predeceased by her brother, Frank. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday December 11, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, with a reception to follow in the funeral home.
JOLLIMORE, Roger David
51, Portuguese Cove, passed away at home surrounded by his family on December 8, 2008. Roger will be so missed by his wife, Wendy (McInnis); his daughter, Darlene, and his son, Tyler. His children were the sunshine of his life and he enjoyed just being with them. Roger will be missed by his mother, Barbara; brothers, George (Carlie), Stephen (Anne), Gordon (Debbie) and Daniel (Christine); mother-in-law, Christine McInnis; sisters and brother-in-law, Stephanie and Kevin McInnis, Kim and John Laws and Rancy McInnis. He touched all his nieces and nephews with all his smiles and hugs. He will live in the hearts of his nephews, Marc and Paul Jollimore, Chanse Harnish and Jack Laws; his nieces, Courtney Jollimore, Abigail and Maggie McInnis and Lucy Harnish. He will always be their special Uncle Rogie. He was predeceased by his father, Roger Sr.; his precious niece, Theresa Jollimore and his special friend in Heaven, Lyle Stull. He will be missed by his uncles, Ron and Brian McDonald and families. His cats will miss his presence in our home. Roger was an employee for Farmers Dairy for 34 years. He loved hunting with his brothers, camping, swimming and simply feeling the wind on his face. He was known for his quick smile and giving nature. He left a piece of himself in everyone's home and heart. A special thank you to Dr. Katherine Robinson and the Palliative Care Unit and the entire Victorian Order of Nurses who helped during this difficult time. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends and relatives from 2-4, 6-8 p.m. Thursday in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 12 in St. Theresa's Church, North Street, Halifax, Rev. Roberto Donato officiating. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Phoenix House or an organization that helps troubled teens.
"Pussy Willows, cat tails, soft winds and roses."
87, passed away peacefully December 8, 2008, in Parkstone Enhanced Care after a lengthy illness. Jean was a daughter of the late William and Sarah (Wagstaffe) Dellapinna. She is survived by sister, Dorothy Agnes; sister-in-law, Eunice Dellapinna; niece, Edith Houser, California; and nephews, David (Beverley), Timberlea; Leslie (Jennifer), Halifax; Paul (Tracey), Halifax, and their families. She is predeceased by her brothers, Laurance and Frederick, in infancy, and her sister, Ruby. Jean was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Anglican Church and a past matron of Amethyst Chapter No. 28 Lodge of the Order of the Eastern Star. Visitation will take place 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, December 11, in J A Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral service will take place on Friday, December 12, at 11 a.m. in St. Paul's Anglican Church. Burial in Camp Hill Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to St. Paul's Anglican Church or charity of choice.
MOSHER, Eileen May
86, Dartmouth, passed away December 7, 2008, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Portsmouth, England, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Selina (Quinell) Scrimshaw. She was a long-standing member of St. Luke's Anglican Church and the Altar Guild. Eileen was a member of the "Girls of Tuesday" group for over 30 years. She loved to knit and crochet and attended St. Luke's Time Out for Women for many years. She was very proud of serving in the British Army during the Second World War. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Kenneth Mosher; sons, Roy, Staten Island, N.Y.; Stephen (Sonja), Dartmouth; granddaughter, Holly, and brother, Cyril Scrimshaw, Littlehampton, England; several nieces and nephews in England. She was predeceased by brothers, Harry and Bill Scrimshaw and sister, Doreen. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, December 13, in St. Luke's Anglican Church, Dartmouth, Rev. Carolyn Tomlin officiating. A reception will be held in the church hall following the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Dartmouth General Hospital.
MacDONALD, Donald Duncan "DD"
77, Ridgeway, Ont., formerly of Port Hawkesbury, died Friday, November 21, 2008, in Greater Niagara General Hospital. Born in Port Hawkesbury, he was a son of the late John P. and Christena (MacCormack) MacDonald. DD was retired machinist with General Motors, Detroit, Mich. He is survived by wife, Barbara (MacLellan); daughters, Lucille Caparella, Halifax; Allison (Charles) Gillis, St. Margaret's Bay; sons, Brian (Lorraine), Port Colborne, Ont.; Donnie, Halifax; Paul (Jean) St. Louis, Minn.; sister, Jean Morrison, Sydney; grandchildren, Christian, Luke, Emmilou and Travis. He was predeceased by sister, Dougie Reynolds; brothers, Hughie John and Frank. There will be no visitation. Funeral mass will be held 10 a,m. Friday, December 12 in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Port Hawkesbury, Father Andrew Boyd officiating. Burial at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph's Cemetery Fund. Funeral arrangements are the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury.
CAMERON (Murray), Louise Anne
Passed away after a brief illness in Hull, Que., on November 28, 2008. She was a daughter of Stanley and Muriel (Fulton) Murray. Louise was born and raised in North River, Colchester Co., She leaves to mourn her husband, Robert; sons, Dennis, Donald, David, their spouses and children, also sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Murray, and niece, Sohani Welcher, Halifax; Funeral services were held in Aylmer, Que., Saturday, December 6, 2008.