CROSSLEY, Sidney Ross
88, New Ross, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 12, 2008, in South Shore Regional Hospital. Born in Edmonton, Alta., on April 16, 1920, he was the son of the late Frank and Minnie (Kennedy) Crossley. Sid retired from the RCN as a Chief Petty Officer 1st. Class after a career of over 25 years. During the second world war he served on many ships as he was one of the few fully qualified ASDIC operators. Sid also instructed in that field in Londonderry, Ireland and in Halifax, N.S. He served with distinction in Korea aboard HMCS Huron. His last commission was as the Coxswain of HMCS Terra Nova. Sid was an avid golfer. He was instrumental in the beginning of Hartlen Point Golf Club and was a long-standing member of the Avon Valley Golf Club. As a good golfer, he referred to his long, straight shots as "another mistake". Sid was the Founding Father of the Atlantic Chief and Petty Officers Association. His continued influence and input allowed the Association to become the viable organization that it is today. He was a member of the Admiral Desmond Piers Naval Association and the Centennial Legion. In his final year, Sid enjoyed living with his daughter, Shirley and her family. He loved spending time with family and in particular with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sid with his wit and personality will be greatly missed by his many shipmates, friends and family. He is survived by his wife, Bonita (Stuckless); daughters, Alice Giddy (Kevin Wood), Kathleen (Harold) Boudreau, Shirley Crossley (David Temple); son, Frank (Marie) Crossley; sister, Edith Powell. He leaves behind 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and stepchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Viola Kathleen (Ewell); second wife, Marie Yolanda (Collier); daughter, Joan Edith O'Toole and brother in-law, Charles Powell. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. G. Jollymore, South Shore Regional Hospital Emergency Department, paramedics and Dad's good friend, Gaylord Kingston, for their kindness and compassion. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral and memorial service will be held 2 p.m. on Friday with Rev. Pat Malin officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
BISHOP, Charles Richard
61, Lower Sackville, passed away suddenly in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, on Saturday, December 13, 2008. He was a son of the late William and Bessy (Ritcey) Bishop (of Halifax). He was a long-time baker and worked in the industry for 42 years, most recently with the Real Atlantic Superstore, Elmsdale. From a young age he had a love of cars and would often recall dates of life events by the automobile he drove at the time. He was a Scout Leader, strong community supporter and behind the scenes, volunteered for many years aiding his wife and friends with Girl Guides of Canada. He is survived by his wife, Debbie; son, Charles Jr. (Lisa); daughter, Stephanie; granddaughter, Amanda; sister, Betty (Pattison) and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Nora; brothers, Edward and Robert; brother-in-law, Robert "Bob". He was a devoted husband, loving father, brother and friend who will be sadly missed and never forgotten. Cremation has taken place. St. Francis-by-the-Lakes Church, Lower Sackville, is hosting the visitation on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Mark Kingsbury presiding. Interment to follow at a later date. Family flowers only please. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or St. Francis-by-the-Lakes Parking Lot Fund.
DICKIE, Marion Estelle
77, of River Street, Stellarton, died Sunday, December 14, 2008, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Riverton, Pictou Co., she was a daughter of the late Chalmers and Della (Corbett) MacKay. Marion was a resident of Stellarton all of her life, where she was an adherent of Sharon St. John United Church. Surviving are daughters, Cathy (Stephen) Nicholson, Westville; Mildred (David) Scott, Lower Sackville; granddaughters, Stephanie and Lovetta; brothers, Doug (June), Riverton; Wilbur, Stellarton; sister, Joyce Peterson, Waterville. She was predeceased by her husband, Guy Dickie. Cremation to take place. The family will receive visitors from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, from where a memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday with Captain Jim Sinclair officiating. Burial of ashes will take place in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Marion may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation of Canada.
CLATTENBURG, Edson Harold
Age 88, of Halifax, passed away peacefully in Northwood Centre, Wednesday, December 3, 2008. Edson was the eldest son of the late Cleveland and Georgie Clattenburg. He was raised in Pleasant Harbour and in his earlier years, spent time working on the Lake Boats in the Great Lakes of Ontario. He then settled in Halifax to work with Dominion Coal and later the Halifax Shipyards, where he was employed as a crane operator from 1952-1985. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marion (Auld); daughter, Doreen Daykin, of Halifax; brother, Garnet (Margaret), Spryfield; sister, Anita (Percy) Williams, of Belnan; grandsons, Michael and Steven Hatfield, of Halifax; Matthew Daykin of Toronto and great-granddaughter, Maggie Hatfield; sister-in-law, June Clattenburg, Bible Hill. Edson was predeceased by daughter, Margaret Ann; and son-in-law, Wayne Hatfield; brothers, Keith "Glen" and Collins. Funeral service will be held in Edgewood Oxford United Church on Thursday, December 11, at 12 p.m., where Edson had been an active member since it's conception. Reception to follow in Northwood Centre, 10th Floor Penthouse. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Edgewood Oxford United Church, Northwood Foundation or a charity of your choice. Private interment will be held at a later date.
FELTMATE, Elizabeth Leona, RN
It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, Elizabeth, at Dartmouth General Hospital, Sunday, December 14, 2008. She was born on May 5, 1927, in Stellaron. She was the eldest daughter of John Hilbert and Georgina (Cornet) Feltmate of Timmons, Ont. She spent the best part of her life in the field of nursing. She graduated with her nursing degree from St. Mary's General Hospital, Timmons, Ont., in 1947. She enjoyed nursing, sewing and crafts as well as spending time with her family. She was predeceased by her mother; father; sister, Mary (Feltmate) Fiddler; brother, John Felmate and granddaughter, Janine Beatty. She is survived by her children, Eric (Ann), Scofield, Ont.; Marlene Beatty (Doug), Ontario; Brenda-Lee Jette, Florida; Stephen (Toni) Comish, Shaun (Sharon) Comish, Kevin Comish (Betty) and Melanie (Ron) Roy, all from Dartmouth, as well as her 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, with memorial service 11 a.m. Thursday, in Dartmouth Funeral Home, Queen Street, Dartmouth, Rev. Ivan Gregan officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Timmons. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of choice.
TATTRIE, Lloyd George
72, River John, passed away Sunday December 14, 2008. Born in Marshville on December 19, 1936, he was a son of the late Amos and Annie (MacLeod) Tattrie. He received his early education in Marshville and formal education at the Nova Scotia Agriculture College in Truro and then ran the family farm in River John until the early 1970s. Following this, he took a welding course and worked at Hawker Siddeley, Trenton. Lloyd enjoyed supporting and giving a helping hand to all his friends and people in River John. He loved his village and all the people who lived there. He will be sadly missed by all the lives he touched. He is survived by his loving wife, Eileen (Falconer); sons, Robert, River John; Charles (Patsy), Merigomish; Alan (Lori), Lower Sackville; daughter, Beverly (Neil), Enfield; stepson, Peter (Linda) and family, Perry Sound, Ont.; sister, Francis (Lloyd), Antigonish; brother, Clifford, Hundred Mile House, B.C.; six grandchildren, Ambrosia, Leon, Amy, Will, Ben and Emily, and one great-grandchild, Brooklyn. He was predecased by sister, Helen; brother, Harold; niece, Anna and nephew, Harold Ian. Cremation has taken place and visitation will be in MacLeod's Funeral Home, River John, today from 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will take place on Wednesday, at 2 p.m. in Salem United Church, River John, with Rev. Dr. Kenneth MacLeod officiating, assisted by Rev. Donald Sutherland, interment in Hamilton Cemetery, River John. A reception to follow at the family residence. Memorial donations in Lloyd's memory may be made to the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche.
MacDONALD (MacKenzie), Arlene Lillian
46, Antigonish, passed away after a courageous battle with breast cancer, at home with her family by her side. Arlene was the ninth of 14 children of Joe and Johanna MacKenzie of Pomquet. She is survived by her husband Pat, of 22 years; and her beautiful children, Alycia, St. F.X.; Lucy, Mary Jo, Seamus and Angus, all at home. Arlene was predeceased by mother and father-in-law, Lucy and John L. MacDonald, and brother-in-law, Dave Wellington. She is survived by her best friend and twin sister, Angela Chisholm (Jack MacLeod); sisters, Denise Decoste (Gary), Heather MacKenzie, Cheryl Wellington, Brenda MacKenzie, Tracy Murphy (Charles), Claudette Chisholm (Martin); brothers, Joseph (Sandra), David (Lauren), Gary (Melinda), Barry (Wanda), Shawn (Nicole), Terry and many nieces and nephews. Arlene grew up in Pomquet and went on to earn her Degree in Nursing from St. Francis Xavier University. At the time of her death she was working on her Masters Degree in Nursing which she was enjoying immensely. Arlene loved the outdoors and could be found at any given time out in her gardens, walking, hiking, canoeing or just enjoying the seasons with her family. Arlene devoted her adult life to her family; she was a 4-H gardening leader, member of the local rowing club, treasurer for the Antigonish Aquanauts Swim Club, and fundraiser for all the children's activities. Arlene could be found at the pool, dance studio, soccer field, music lessons and the basketball court cheering her children on almost every day of the week. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Funeral mass 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Ninian's Cathedral; burial in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Canadian Cancer Society.
PEARLE, Elaine Blanche
Age 89, Wilmot, passed away Monday, December 15, 2008, in Mountain Lea Lodge, Bridgetown. Born in Baxter's Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Stanley W. and Ella Mae (Porter) Brewster. Our mother was a hard-working, feisty woman, who could do anything she determined to do. Her passion was outside in her garden but she loved a good game of 45s, tended a variety of African Violets and a wide assortment of hand crafts including quilting, sewing, crocheting, macramé, knitting and bowling. Her hands were never idle. She was an avid fan of the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Blue Jays. Elaine is survived by daughter, Heather Gillis (Bob Benjamin), South Farmington; sons, Ivan (Linda), Cornwallis; James (Sandy), Trout Lake; Keith (Bonnie), Mosher's Corner; Ross (Ellen), Mount Uniacke; Delbert (Karen), Halifax; sister, Lois Daniel, Berwick; grandchildren, Darren, Craig and Evan Gillis; Stephen, Adam, Darryl, Dean, Kevin, Nancy, Kelly and Kimberly Pearle; Elisa Brown; Bud Sabean and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Lorne Pearle; sisters, Gladys Miller, Elsie Wood Huntley, Helen Corbett Fancy, Myrtle Avery; brothers, George, Lester, Glendon, Girvan, Leander, Murray and grandson, Barry Pearle. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today in Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448, where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 17, Rev. Bill McLeod officiating. Interment will be in Torbrook Mines United Church Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.
RENFREW, Morton A. A.I.B. (Scot)
69, Beaver Bank. It is with deep sorrow that the family of Morton Renfrew announce his peaceful passing on December 14, 2008, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Scotland, Morton was the eldest son of Lt. Archibald Renfrew and Mrs. Emily (Sinclair) Renfrew (99 years young). At the age of 15, he followed in his father's footsteps and joined the chartered banking profession. He continued in banking until being called up for national services. He was placed in the military police RAF and stationed in Cypress. In 1960, and back in banking, he met his future wife, Mary Neilson. They were married in Helensburgh, Scotland, in 1962 and set up home in Balloch, Scotland. In 1965, Morton assisted in the home birth of his bouncing baby son, Douglas. Chief Overseas Branch in Glasgow was Morton's last position with the chartered bank in Scotland, as Morton, May and their baby son decided to make a new life in Canada. A decision they have never regretted. Upon arriving in Hamilton, Ont., Morton joined the Industrial Development Bank and the family became used to being transferred to various interesting posts such as Thunder Bay, Windsor, Stratford and finally to his beloved Maritimes. By this time, the family had grown with the addition of a lovely daughter, Cheryl, and another bouncing baby boy, Kenneth. Morton was a charming and well educated man, with a very well developed sense of humour. He encouraged his children to enjoy Guiding and Scouting, and with his natural ability as a woodsman, he gave many happy years as a Scout troop leader. He played a major role in his wife's involvement with scouting, especially when it came to lighting camp fires. Morton also enjoyed golfing, fishing, and walks with his dogs, Emma and Willie. Left behind to miss this wonderful man is his wife of 46 years, May Christine; daughter, Cheryl (Michael) Craig; sons, Douglas and Kenneth (Danielle); brothers, Norman (Muriel) Renfrew, Alan (Peggy) Renfrew and his adored grandchildren, Morgan, Mathew, Meghan and Tavis. Morton was especially close to Gladys and Kenneth Macintosh; sister-in-law, Patricia (Neilson) Williams, and the late Graham Williams, Alan MacAndlish, Dawson Miller (school friend, Jordon Hill College) and best pal in Beaver Bank, Danny Wallace. Cremation has taken place. A service for the celebration of Morton's life will take place in First Sackville Presbyterian Church on Thursday, December 15 at 2 p.m. under the direction of Rev. Dr. George MacDonald. Reception to follow downstairs in the church hall. By special request, family flowers only. If you wish to make a donation in Morton's name, please consider First Sackville Presbyterian Church, or Second Beaver Bank Scouting Group.
BURKE, James Harold
84, passed away December 12, 2008, in Guelph General Hospital. He was a son of the late Edward and Stella (Vigneault) Burke of Pictou. A veteran of the Second World War, he retired as a counselor with the Kitchener Waterloo Addiction Services. He is survived by stepchildren, Joan (James) Lynch, Dartmouth and Robert (Patsy) Langille, Amherst; brother, William (Jo) Burke, Penticton, B.C.; Milton and Edward (Gerry) Burke; sister, Marjorie (Robert) Clarke, all of Pictou, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Sedona; sisters, Jean and Margaret and his faithful life companion, Wilma Vye. Cremation has taken place with interment at a later date in Miramichi, N.B.
COOLEN, Donald James
Passed away peacefully Sunday, December 14, 2008, in QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born July 29, 1923 in Halifax, he was a son of the late Walter and Mary (Johnson-Dodson) Coolen. Donald proudly served his country in Britain and North West Europe as a Corporal in the armored group of the Governor General's Foot Guards. He returned to Halifax and was honorably discharged in 1946. Donald loved to spend time in P.E.I fishing where he met his wife and returned to Halifax to raise a family. Donald always enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was proud to be a Life Elder at Knox United Church in Lower Sackville. He will be sadly missed by all. Donald was predeceased by an infant son, Scott; infant sister, Mary; brothers, Walter Jr. (Joan) and Richard. Donald is survived by his wife of 57 years, Eileen (Lane); sons, Gary, Bedford; Robert, Lower Sackville; John (Beth) Bridgewater and daughter, Barbara (John) Devost, Lower Sackville; brothers, Clarence (Frances), Prospect; Jack (Donna), Dartmouth and sister, Hilda (Jackson), Halifax. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. The family wishes to gratefully thank Dr. B. Ashton, Heart Function staff and Star-Tel staff for their devoted care of our husband and father over the years and months. A special thank you to the staff of 7.3 of QEII Health Sciences Centre for their kindness and understanding during Donald's last hours. Visitation will be held December 28 from 2-4 p.m. in Knox United Church, Lower Sackville. The family also thanks the Royal Canadian Legion Calais Branch 162, Sackville Cross Rd., Lower Sackville, who will host a short service and reception following the Knox United visitation from 4-5 p.m. Internment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.