November 28, 1922 - December 10, 2008, passed away peacefully, with family at his bedside, in Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Care Centre, Abbotsford, B.C., following a stroke suffered on November 28, 2008. He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Bernice Margeret (Roycroft, 1993); and daughter Susan Walter (1986). Gordon and Bernice were marred in 1943 in Digby. Gordon is survived by daughters, Valerie (John Angove) Fishers, Ind.; Allison Fenn (Greg Nutchey), Abbotsford, B.C.; sons, Mark (Sandra), Halifax; Greg (Vangie Refuerzo), Brampton, Ont.; Frank (Lorraine), Smith Falls, Ont.; son-in-law, Derek Walter, Kinburn, Ont. Also survived by grandchildren Erin (Sheldon McInnis), Karina (Bradley Zimmerman), Julie (Jerry Vasquez), Jennifer (Adam Chester), Jennifer (Michael), Bradley Randall, Amos Fenn, Sabrina Nutchey, Isabelle and Celeste Fenn, and Lilynah Fenn; great-grandchildren Brielle and Owyn McInnis, Susie Zimmerman, Anna Kennedy; brothers, Frank, Brentwood, B.C.; Peter (Helen), Mississauga, Ont.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Gordon was born in County Durham, England in 1922, and immigrated with his family to the farming community of Radway, Alta. in 1927. Gordon spent a hard working childhood on the prairie farm with many happy hockey and baseball games between chores and school. Gordon served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War with duties that included Asdic Operation. He served at HMCS Cornwallis and HMCS Naden, as well as served on the Prince Robert, HMCS Halifax, Agassi, Dunvegan, Peregrine, Stadaconna, and Protecteur. After the war he transferred to the Naval Photo Unit, serving in Halifax and Ottawa. He was in the navy from 1941 to 1953 and then worked for several years in the photography department of Ottawa Experimental Farm, Canadian Department of Agriculture. Gordon went on to form his own newspaper and publishing business, Fenn-Graphic, in the Ottawa Valley in 1957. His newspapers included the Carp Review, Nepean Clarion, Gloucester Guardian, and Arnprior Guide. His numerous editorials inspired civic change in these communities. He was a recipient of the Nepean Citizen of the Year Award and various Ontario Newspaper Association awards. Following retirement Gordon moved west to British Columbia, where he worked on his memoirs, continued his love of gardening and political affairs, as well as his hockey and baseball passions. Gordon's memorial service will be held at St. Paul's United Church, Carp, Ont., on Wednesday, December 17, at 2 p.m. Gordon would have appreciated donations to St. Paul's in lieu of flowers.
SHAFFNER, Irene Winsor
1913 - 2008, of Halifax, formerly of Bridgewater, passed away December 12, 2008, in Northwood Centre. Born in Bonavista, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Sidney Bennett and Anne Nora Alvina (Winsor) Bennett. Mom loved life, a gift that challenged her parents during her formative years. She was always looking for adventure - a trait she passed on to her children. A registered nurse by profession, mom took her training at the old Infirmary in Halifax. Mom took specialized training at the John Hopkins in Baltimore, M.D., the Montreal General, and at the children's hospital in Halifax. Her passion was OR nursing. Above all, Mom was a mother - there was nothing that she did not encourage her children to attempt if they so desired. Her children were her life and her happiest moments were when she had them around her. Mom loved activity and being with people. She spent many happy years as an active member of the Bridgewater Curling Club, taking part in the on-ice activities as well as the social functions. Mom took a keen interest in the Bridgewater Home and School Association. After the children left home, she and Bill would travel south to Florida where they spent many winters with friends and visiting flea markets, playing cards, and entertaining grandchildren when they visited. Having grown up by the water in Newfoundland, she especially enjoyed her summers at the family cottage in Green Bay. No matter where she lived, when visiting her one could always count on her for a friendly smile, a one liner, or some tidbit that left you smiling. Even to the end of her 95 years, she never lost her sense of humour and adventure. Irene is survived by daughter, Linda, Halifax; sons, Jim (Carol), Port Elgin, N.B.; and Vernon (Dianne) Halifax; grandchildren, Jeniffer (David) Hilling, Jonathan (Kelly), and Matthew (Melanie); six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides her parents, Irene was predeceased by her husband Dr. Bill Shaffner and her brothers, Bill and Sidney Bennett. The family express a special thanks to the staff of Melville Heights, Melville Gardens, and 7-C Northwood for all the special care, laughter, and fun they shared with her. She always felt at home. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held in Snow's Funeral Home on Windsor Street, Halifax, on December 16 at 2 p.m. Following the service, the family will greet friends during a time of fellowship. The service will be conducted by Rev. Dr. Jim Shaffner and Rev. Jim Anderson. Donations made be made to Feed Nova Scotia, 213 Bedford Hwy, B3M 2J9.
WALKER, Marion Lillian
82, Shore Road, Digby County, passed away December 12, 2008 in Digby General Hospital. Born February 23, 1926 in Little River, Digby Co., she was the daughter of the late Earl and Gladys Frost. Marion was a homemaker all her life and enjoyed crocheting treasures for friends and family. She loved to bake and to make a wonderful Christmas for her children. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by her children, Sylvia (Jim) Collier, Lower Sackville; Russell (Cheryl) Walker, Halifax; Gordon (Aubea) Walker, Moncton, N.B.; Allen (Zora) Walker, Little River; Sheila (Don) Munns, St. John, N.B.; and Marilyn Walker, Halifax; grandchildren, Margaret-Ann (Walter) Smith, Susan (Jack) Brown, Pamela (Greg Gorman) Collier, Brian (Joy) Walker, Jason (Michelle Smeltzer) Walker, and Laurel Walker, great-grandchildren, Zackery Smith, Brianna and Meghan Walker, Austin, Brendan and Nicholas Brown; sister, Beverly Willis. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 53 years, Gerald William Walker (1923-1997); brothers, Irvin Farnsworth, Earl Frost; sisters, Corinne Brady, Retha Smith. At Marion's request there will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, December 15 in Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby. Interment will be in the Rossway Baptist Church Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Liver Foundation of Nova Scotia.
WHITE, James Neil "Jimmie"
60, passed away on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at home with his loving family by his side. Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of Cecilia (MacIntyre) and the late Cyril T. White of Cape Breton. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Susan; daughter, Ronda (Jonathan), Dartmouth; son, Tyler (Sarah), Ottawa, Ont.; brothers, Cyril, Halifax; Mervin (Peggy), Dartmouth; twin, Joseph, and Robert (Theresa); sister, Betty; all of Cape Breton. Predeceased by brothers, Kevin and Brendon. Jimmie put others first, especially when it came to saving lives while employed with the Coast Guard Search and Rescue. Even though Jimmie was in a lot of pain, he would still travel to Halifax to feed the homeless cats. In Jimmie's last days before he went home to be with God, he made Patricia promise she would take care of his two cherished ones, Susan and Ronda. Jimmie will always be remembered for his loving, patient, and caring personality. His warm smile and sense of humour will be missed. He will always be in our hearts. There will be no visitation or funeral service.
LEVY, Elizabeth Clare
Thu, December 18th, 2008
Funeral service for the late Mrs. Elizabeth Clare Levy of Northwood Centre, Halifax, will take place today at 2 p.m. in the Bedford Baptist Church, Bedford, with Rev. Robert Ohsberg and Rev. Dr. Ida Armstrong-Whitehouse officiating.
Barker (Sewards)(Surette), May Priscilla
91, passed away December 12, 2008, in Wolfville Nursing Home, Main Street, Wolfville. Born February 15, 1917, in Surette Island, Yarmouth Co., she was the only child of the late Peter and Mary Jane Surette. May married her first husband Robert Sewards in Yarmouth and then moved to Kentville, where Robert worked with the CN Family of Hotels - The Cornwallis Inn, until the time of his death. Together they had seven children. Surviving children are, Joan Chase, New Minas; Joseph, New Minas; Gregory (Shannon), South Alton; Regina (Richard), Lomond, Coldbrook; Alan (Julie), New Minas, and Janice (Douglas) Osborne, Upper Dyke. She has 26 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and six great great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her daughters-in-law, Lorraine Sewards, Kentville, and Peggy Sewards, New Minas; Charlie's daughters, Vivian Turner and Joyce (Harmon), Illsley. Special friends, Richard, Marilyn and David Perkins, Avonport. She was predeceased by her first husband, Robert Sewards; second husband, Charles Barker; sons, Robert and Daniel; and former sons-in-law, Robert Burry and Wayne Chase. She worked retail all her life in the Kentville area with the Red Store, Stedmans, Metropolitan and Peoples. May was a member of the St. Eulalie Rebekah Lodge #27, Kentville, past Nobel Grands Club, charter member of the Order of Canton Cornwallis Auxiliary LAPM, a former member of the Halifax Auxiliary, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 6, Kentville for 40 plus years. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and Valley Regional Hospital Foundation. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. today with a Legion Service at 7 p.m., a Rebekah Lodge service at 7:30 p.m., and Prayers at 8 p.m., all in the H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 5 Leverett Ave., Kentville (902-678-2151). A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 16, in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Kentville, Father Craig Christenson officiating. Interment will take place in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill.
MacEACHERN, Angus William "Billy"
It is with great sadness that we, the MacEachern family, announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather at home on December 10, 2008. "Billy" was born in Inverness Hospital, Cape Breton on April 12, 1940. He was the son of the late John Joseph and Mary Ellen (Craigmore, Cape Breton). A man of great faith, Billy was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Windsor. He was an active member of the Nova Scotia Club, Detroit, and the Cape Breton Club, Windsor. Billy was quiet and an unassuming man, yet he enjoyed many activities, horse racing, cribbage, crossword puzzles, sudoku, baseball, bowling, Scottish music, and especially his annual trek with his wife Marie, to Cape Breton, to attend the Celtic Colours and enjoy some square dancing. He also adored his two cats, Muggins and Caper. Billy retired from Chrysler Canada in 2002. He is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Marie; children, Denise Getty (Jim), Wheatley; Darren (Stephanie), Barrie; David, Dwayne (Laura) and Dean (Tiffany), all of Windsor; six grandchildren, (with one more expected), and one great-grandchild. Dear brother of Jean Marie Casknette (Phil), Mississauga; Andre, Windsor; Donnie (Rose) and Collie (late Sadie), Craigmore. Several nieces and nephews also survive him. He was the dear nephew of John and Colin Chisholm, Port Hawkesbury. Dear brother-in-law of the MacDonalds; Annie, Stouffville, Ont.; Johnnie (Judith), Cape Breton; Lauchie (Diane), Lincoln Park, MI; Theresa (Vince), Antigonish, NS; Doddy (Anne), Halifax; Hughie F. (Janet), Cape Breton; and Cecelia MacDonald, Cape Breton. We are grateful for the kindness and support of our many friends and neighbours through Billy's illness. Heartfelt thanks to the nursing staff from St. Elizabeth and Bayshore for their compassion and care. If you so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations made to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family. Visitation will be Thursday, December 18, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m., 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., and Friday, December 19, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., with parish prayers Friday, 7 p.m. at Families First Funeral Home & Tribute Centre (519-969-5841), 3260 Dougall Ave., Windsor, Ont. On Saturday, December 20. Family and friends are invited to meet at St. John Vianney Church, 385 Dieppe St., after 9:30 a. m., followed by mass at 10:30 a. m. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.
FLANDERS, Eileen D.
86, passed away on December 12, 2008, after a lengthy illness. She was predeceased by her husband, Laurie Flanders; son, Lynn Flanders; grandson, L. Richard Flanders; and great-grandson, Justin Flanders. She is survived by sons, Laurie Flanders, Paul Flanders, Perry Flanders, and daughter, Darlene MacDonald; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. No visitation. Funeral mass will take place on Tuesday, December 16, at 10:00 a.m., in St. John The Baptist Church, Purcell's Cove Road, with burial immediately after in Gates of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
REGAN, Doris Shirley
82, of Wolfville, passed away Friday, December 12, 2008, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Gaspereau Valley, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Edna Jordan. Doris was a resident of Wolfville for most of her life. She loved to look after her family. She will be fondly remembered as a "mother to all". She enjoyed baking, cooking, and working in her flower garden. Doris will be sadly missed by her many family and friends. Doris is survived by her sons, Larry, Waterville; Garth (Ann), Wolfville; Stewart, Kelowna, B.C.; Bill (Myrna), Wolfville; Kirk (Kimberly), Calgary, Alta.; Michael (Marlo), Toronto; daughters, Gail (Roland) Carson, London, Ont.; Donna (Bill) Burlegh, Ontario; Debbie (Fred) Harvie, Porter's Point; brothers, Avard (Hannah), Gaspereau; sisters, Clara (Gordon) Rafuse, Berwick; 18 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence Regan; brothers, Lennlie, Lawrence, Raleigh; sisters, Mildred Walsh, Nellie Milbury, Frances Davison. Visitation for Mrs. Regan will be held from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, December 16 in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home 568 Main St., Wolfville (902-542-2151). A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 17 in Gaspereau Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Shaw officiating. Interment will take place in Willowbank Cemetery, Wolfville. Donations in memory may be made to a charity of choice.
WHITE, Marsha Bell
62, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on December 11, 2008 after many years of illness. Saddened by her death are her husband, Gilles Boudreau; daughters, Paula (John) Corbin, Kelley Boutilier, Jill (Phillip) Thomson; sons, Kenny Boutilier, Kevin (Crystal) Boutilier; and grandchildren Kyla, Alyssa, Erica, Zachary, Nathan, Chandler, Kaitlyn, Brooklyn, Beckham, and Brenna; and great-granddaughter, Grace. She is also survived by brothers, Doug Gillis, Gordon (Anne) White, Wayne (Nadine) White, Michael (Patricia) White; sister, Elizabeth (Tom) Kearley, and many nieces, nephews and close friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Georgina and Charles White, and grandsons, Jeremy and Camden. Marsha was a courageous and caring woman who fought long and hard to spend additional years with her family. Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, December 16, at 1 p.m. in the Riverside Cemetery, Main Street, Sherbrooke with a reception to follow in St. James United Church, Highway #7, Sherbrooke. Donations in memory may be made to the NICU at the IWK Health Centre, Halifax. We will miss you, Mom.