BROWN, Clarence A. "Clarie"
88, Halifax, passed away Friday, December 12, 2008, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Daniel and Ida (Pyke) Brown. He was a veteran of the Second World War, who served overseas in Italy, France, Germany and Holland during liberation. Clarie was employed at the Halifax Dockyard until his retirement. He was a long-time member of Fairview Legion Branch No. 142. In his younger years, he also enjoyed his home workshop, which was a gathering place for many. He is survived by brothers, Edward and Arthur, both of Halifax; sisters, Mabel (Prescott) Rogers, Windsor; Dorothy Arkelian, Halifax; long-time companion, Effie Simms; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, John, Reg, Bob, Murray, Harold "Haddie"; sisters, Margaret and Lillian. Special thanks are extended to Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII for their wonderful care given to Clarie. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, where visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday with Legion service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel, Rev. Pat Malin officiating. A reception will immediately follow in Fairview Legion, 50 Hillcrest Ave, Halifax. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to Fairview Legion Branch No. 142 or charity of your choice.
St. Thomas, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 12, 2008, in the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in his 99th year. Beloved husband of the late Dolene Olga (MacLean), and loved father of George and his wife Sandra MacLeod of St. Thomas. Dearly loved grandfather of Greg and Gord MacLeod. He was the last of his family. Predeceased by four brothers and three sisters. Murdock was born in Nova Scotia on July 7, 1910,the son of the late Hugh and Barbara (Nicholson) MacLeod. He retired from Missionary Work. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. Private interment in Elmsdale Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers rememberances may be made to the charity of choice.
LESLIE, Robert Lawrence
72, Spry Bay, passed away Saturday, December 13, 2008, in Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Sheet Harbour. Born in Spry Bay on April 5, 1936, he was a son of the late Robert and Marion (Boutilier) Leslie. Robert worked at Olands Brewery many years ago, and also with the Department of Transportation until his retirement. He was sexton for St. James Anglican Church for many years. He enjoyed playing country music at variety shows and also recording his music on tapes, he was an avid fan of Hank Williams. Survived by his wife, the former Gloria Monk; daughter, Kelly (Darcy) Carroll, Dartmouth; granddaughter, Caitlyn, who he loved with all his heart; many nephews and other family members. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 7-9 p.m. with prayers at 7:30 p.m. today all in D.S. Crowell & Son Funeral Home, 22558 Highway #7, Sheet Harbour. Memorial service will be held Tuesday, December 16 at 1 p.m. in St. James Anglican Church, Spry Bay, Rev. Katie Tait officiating. Burial to follow in the cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to St. James Anglican Church or the Canadian Cancer Society. The family would like to thank Dr. MacDonald, nurses and staff of Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, also Rev. Katie Tait. Special thanks to Elmer Josey.
INGRAHAM, Ewart Arthur
81, Neil's Harbour. It is with many tears and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle Ewart, surrounded by those who loved him. Ewart left this world peacefully in Buchanan Memorial Hospital on December 13, 2008. Born in Neil's Harbour on August 7, 1927, he was the seventh child of the late Henry and Clara Mae (MacKinnon) Ingraham. He was a member of St. Andrew's Anglican Church. Ewart was a loving family man who was deeply loved and respected by his large family. In his early years he worked as a laborer with National Defence in Toronto. In the 1970s he moved his family back to Neil's Harbour where he was a fisherman until his retirement. Ewart loved a good game of cards either at the local card games or at home. His family will fondly remember him whistling a tune, especially while rocking his grandchildren. Since his retirement Ewart would start his day with lively conversation and good cup of tea with his sisters Eva, Jean, and Marty. The following is a list of the people who are left behind to mourn his death and celebrate his life, his wife of 46 years, Barb (Fricker); daughters, Jackie (Greg Organ), Neil's Harbour; Bonnie Ingraham, Hamilton; sons, Greg (Shannon) Ingraham and Jamie Ingraham, both of Neil's Harbour; grandchildren, John Mitchell Organ (Denise), Halifax; Lacey Organ (Rob Sutherland), Halifax; Clayton Organ (Jenna MacKinnon), Neil's Harbour; Jeremy Ingraham, Hamilton; Tristan, Jasmine and Alex Ingraham, Neil's Harbour; and great-grandchildren, Meghan Organ, Halifax; brothers, Philip Organ, Neil's Harbour; Norman Ingraham (Georgie), Newfoundland; sisters, Annie MacIntyre (Charlie), Sydney Mines; Eva Strickland and Jean Williams, Neil's Harbour; Marty Rennie, Ingonish; Maggie Ferrier, Ottawa; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides his parents he was predeceased by brothers, Simon Morrison, Fred, Matt and John Warren and Bobby Ingraham; sister, Lillian Ingraham. There will be no visitation at the request of the family. Cremation has taken place under the care and guidance of Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home. A service to celebrate the life of Ewart Ingraham will take place on December 16, at 2 p.m. in St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Neil's Harbour, Rev. Carl Freser officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
McPHERSON, Doris Edith
90, of Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Belmont Street, Stellarton and Glace Bay, died Saturday, December 13, 2008, in Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in Birch Cove, she was a daughter of the late Elijah and Drucilla (Hiscock) Clarke. Doris was a resident of Glen Have Manor the past two and half years having previously resided at Belmont Street, Stellarton and Glace Bay. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton, and a former member of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Glace Bay. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed various seniors activities in Stellarton after she moved there in 2000. While living in Glace Bay, she was involved with the Citizen's Service League, taught nursery school, and worked with Books on Wheels at the Glace Bay General Hospital. Surviving are a son, Rev. Charles (Colleen), Stellarton; sister, Phyllis LeClaire, Hamilton; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles; daughter, Karen Jean; brothers, Edward, Norman, Jobe and William; sisters, Emmeline, Mildred and Mae. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton, Rev. Richard Sand officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Burial of ashes will take place in Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay in the Spring. Donations in memory of Doris may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton or to St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Glace Bay.
HUGHES, John Malcolm
60, Lower Sackville. "John's Gone". He passed away on December 11, 2008, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Barrow In-Furness, England, he was the son of Vera and the late William "Bill" Hughes. Johns passions were his family friends and soccer. He had worked for the railroad for many years and then at IMP Dartmouth. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, T. Marie MacDonald-Hughes; son, William, Red Deer/Lower Sackville; daughter, Kasey, at home; brother, Adrian; sisters, Allison and Barbara. Cremation has taken place. No services by request. Special thanks to Dennis Peverill and staff at IMP, staff of the Dartmouth General 4th floor ICU, and Marie's friends and colleagues at Northwood Homecare.
CLEVELAND, Vernon Percy
79, formerly of Queensland, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2008, in Glades Lodge, Halifax. He was the eldest son of the late Earl and Myrtle (Brigley) Cleveland (Queensland), and was predeceased by his brothers, Claude and Ivan. Vernon was a resident of Glades Lodge for the past 12 years, and was much loved by the wonderful staff there. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. He was a proud life member of the District No. 1, Black Point Volunteer Fire Department. He is survived by his sisters-in-law, Blanche Cleveland of Chemainus, B.C.; Joan Cleveland of Queensland; as well as several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are under the direction of Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home in Hubbards. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday December 16. Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday December 17, both in the Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, Hubbards. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Glades Lodge Recreation Department or a charity of your choice.
CAMERON (Whynacht) Eva Darrel
96, Kentville, formerly of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on December 13, 2008, in Grand View Manor, Berwick, Kings Co. Eva was born in Blue Rocks, Lunenburg Co. on November 3, 1912, and was predeceased by her parents, Ivy and Ceily Whynacht; brother, Frank; daughter, Jean Anne, and husband, George. Eva will be dearly missed by her son, George "Sandy" Cameron, wife, Linda, Woodville; daughter, Mary Thomas, husband, Neil, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Shelley, Toronto; Ian (Cynthia), Kentville; Cynthia (Scott), Coldbrook; Allison and Nadine both of Dartmouth, and great-grandchildren, Jason, Leah and Kaylee. Eva graduated as a RN from Victoria General Hospital School of Nursing in 1941. Following her graduation she did private duty nursing in Barrington Passage and always had a story to tell about her experiences of being a nurse. She gave up her career to stay at home and raise her children and became a foster parent to many babies and children throughout the years. Eva was a member of the United Church Women and the Woodlawn United Church, Dartmouth until she retired to Kentville with her husband, George. She became a volunteer with the former Blanchard Fraser Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and later became their Historian. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation by family request. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 17, in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Rev. Doctor Randy Crozsman officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Dartmouth. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory may be made to a charity of your choice. The family wishes to express their sincerest appreciation to the staff of both the Wolfville Elms and Grand View Manor for their kindness and compassion. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
BISHOP, Earle Everett
79, of New Minas, passed away Friday, December 12, 2008, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Highbury, Kings Co., he was a son of the late James and Addie (Walker) Bishop. In his earlier years, Earle worked in mines in Niagara Falls, Ont. and Bathurst, N.B. He then moved back to Nova Scotia and worked in New Minas for a period of time with Turner's Radiator Service and Milne's Garage. He then owned and operated Earle Bishop's Auto Body, retiring in 1984. Earle loved the outdoors, especially hunting and gardening, and enjoyed country music. He also loved spending time with family and in particular, his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Doris Glenn; daughters, Wanda (Charles "Chuck") Calder, Port Williams; Jeanette (Ken) Baker, Paradise, NL.; Marlene (Gary) Maddison, New Minas; sister, Freda Taylor, Halifax; brother, Robert (Fern), Baxter's Harbour, Kings Co.; sister-in-law, Vivian Bishop, Cambridge; grandchildren, Matthew and Brennan Maddison, Andrew and Sarah Calder and Colin Baker; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by an infant sister, Frances; brothers, Garnet and Donald, and an infant brother, Gordon. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, December 18, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 19, Rev. Dr. Peter Lohnes officiating. Burial will take place in the Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings Co. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Valley Regional Hospital or the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Atlantic Division. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
MYRER, Lesley Laurance
75, Dartmouth. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of a dear wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt on Saturday, December 13, 2008, in Dartmouth General Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Wolfville, she was the daugher of the late Berton and Mary (Hiltz) Robinson. She is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, Reid; son, George of Dartmouth, his wife Heather and their children, Will and Carly; daughter, Mary Elizabeth "Beth" of Dartmouth, her husband Joseph Nash and their children, Victoria and Olivia; son, Stephen of Dartmouth, his wife Janet and their children, Ryan and Benjamin; son, Reid of Stitsville, Ont., his wife, Sarah and their son Rhys; brother, Fraser Robinson of Ancaster, Ont., and his wife, Jeanne and many loved nephews and nieces. In addition to raising her family, Lesley worked for 15 years in the Classified Department of The Chronicle Herald, retiring in 1991. She often recalled with fondness the time she spent there and colleagues who became dear and lifelong friends. Lesley was a caring soul who took great joy in spending time with her family, listening to her favourite music and reading. During her retirement years, she enjoyed completing the daily puzzle, surfing the net, sending emails, playing cards and meeting friends for coffee. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17 in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth, Rev. Glenn MacLean officiating. A family internment service will take place in Mount Herman Cemetery. Lesley was a very generous and giving person and she supported many charities and organizations during her life. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Lesley be made to Feed Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.
KING, Clyde F.B.
86, of Parrsboro, passed away Saturday, December 13, 2008, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Forrest and Bessie (Blenkhorn) King. He was a retired mechanic and heavy equipment operator. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Gladys Stacey; daughters, Patricia Bodnar (Edwin), Edmonton, Alta.; Judy Yorke, Vancouver; sons, Ken (Sharon), Hammonds Plains; Bruce (Laurie), Bradford, Ont.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by sisters, Dorothy, Nita, Flossie, Mildred, Peggy; brother, Kenny. Visitation 2-3 p.m. today in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro, where funeral will follow at 3 p.m., Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Canadian Cancer Society.
DOUCETTE, George Murray
75, Valley, passed away suddenly at home on December 13, 2008. Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late William and Catherine (MacDonald) Doucette. George will always be remembered and sadly missed by all who knew him, for to know George was to love him. He is survived by his loving partner, Cheryl Graham, to whom he was dedicated for over 20 years and to whom he was a best friend; also his son, Bill (Annette Veniot); daughter, Ashley Graham (Shannon Cook); sister, Sheila (Hurcel) Gillard; brother, Leonard; several nieces and nephews. George held a special place in his heart for his granddaughter, Elise; grandsons, Liam, Johnny and Loghan. He marveled at their accomplishments and watched them grow with delight. George was predeceased by brothers, Reg, Gerald, Gregory and George; sisters, Mabel Shebib, Connie MacIntosh, and first wife, Marie MacNeil. Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 16 from 7-9 p.m. with a funeral service Wednesday, December 17, at 2 p.m., both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, with Rev. Ebbie Snow officiating. In lieu of flowers, and in light of the spirit of the season, donations to a local food bank would be appreciated or to a charity of choice.