Charlotte Hazel Taylor (Smith)
88, of Wolfville, passed away Wednesday September 9, 2009 in Wolfville Nursing Home. Born in Truro, she was the eldest daughter of the late, Frederick William and Pearl Ellen (Cruickshank) Smith. Educated at the United Church Deaconess Training School in Toronto, Charlotte spent 70 yrs of her life volunteering in Christian service. Her early years were spent serving Armed Forces personnel and welcoming new Canadians at Pier 21. After marrying Rev. Charles Taylor in 1952, Charlotte volunteered together with Charlie including 30 yrs of volunteer service with Corrections Canada. In 2001 Charlotte and Charlie were the inaugural recipients of the Taylor Award from Corrections Canada so named in their honour. Charlotte worked for many years as an administrative assistant at Acadia Divinity College and at the Fundy Mental Health Center in Wolfville. Charlotte was predeceased by her husband, Charles James Taylor; her brothers, Edwin, Arthur & Murray Smith. She is survived by her sister, Jean Cameron; brother, Muir, both of Halifax; She will be sadly missed by her son, David (Marilyn) Taylor; daughter, Dawn Lunn; grandchildren, Joshua (Monica), Quentin (Heather), Stephanie (Tyrone), Jason and Ryan; great grandchildren, Sarah, Charles, Emily, Nadya, Olivia, Eva, Spencer, Kaira and Lena, plus many others whose lives she touched with her kindness and compassion. Visitation for Mrs. Taylor will take place from 7-9 p.m Thursday September 10 & 7-9 p.m. Friday September 11 in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home 568 Main St., Wolfville (902-542-2151). A funeral service, followed by a reception will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday September 12 in the Wolfville United Baptist Church. Rev. Dr. Barry Morrison officiating. Interment will take place in Willow Bank Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in memory may be made to St. Luke’s Renewal Center c/o Springhouse 261 McGee St. Springhill, N.S. B0M 1K0 or to a charity of choice.
Bonnie LaDawn Pineo (Miller)
62, Berwick, Kings Co., passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2009, in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Noel Road, Hants Co., she was a daughter of the late Cyril and Eulah (Baldridge) Miller. She had worked at the Detox Unit in Kentville and later worked for many years with the Victorian Order of Nurses until an injury in 2003. Bonnie enjoyed spending time in her yard working in her flower bed and gardening. She enjoyed spending time with her grandson, Mitchell and enjoyed a Tim Hortons coffee. Surviving are her children, Geoff MacEachern (Heather Mersey), Berwick; Angela “Angie” MacEachern, Berwick; beloved and cherished grandson, Mitchell MacEachern; brother, Gregory (Debbie) Brydon, Kingston; sister, LaVerne (Jim) McLeish, Greenwood; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brothers, Blair and Delmar Miller; sister, Marguerite in infancy. There will be no visitation. Funeral service for Bonnie will take place 2 p.m., Monday, July 6, in the H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S., B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900). Rev. Marilyn Rose officiating, with burial in the Berwick Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Victorian Order of Nurses, Annapolis Valley Branch. The family would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Lori Burgess, Katrina Patterson (Palliative Care Nurse), Dr. Jim Seaman & the nursing staff of the Valley Regional Hospital for their care and concern shown to Bonnie.
A. Lawrence Hodges
83, Aylesford East, Kings Co., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, April 2, 2009, in the Soldier’s Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Morristown, Kings Co. on September 21, 1925, he was a son of the late Charles and Lucy (Ulhman) Hodges. Lawrence had worked for Stuart & Vaughn Nichols for most of his life, hauling fertilizer, hay & apples to several towns throughout the valley and chickens to Newfoundland. He had also operated a mixed farm with his father and brother and had opened graves in the Aylesford & Morristown area most of his life. Lawrence was a long-time member of the Aylesford Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Altee (Lutz) Hodges; children, Sandra (Sam) Graves, Berwick; Douglas Hodges, Patsy Keddy, both of Aylesford; Susan (Chizzie) Reid, Berwick; grandchildren, Christopher, Matthew, Justin, Samantha, Rebecca & Holly; sister, Jessie (Hardy) Lutz, South Berwick; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Howard in infancy and Ronald (Joyce) Hodges. Visitation for Lawrence will take place 2-4 & 7-9 p.m., Saturday in the H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S., B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900). Funeral service will take place 4 p.m. Sunday, April 5, in the Aylesford Baptist Church, 2543 Hwy # 1. Rev. Clyde Lowe officiating, assisted by Rev. Donald Rafuse. Burial in the Aylesford Union Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Aylesford Baptist Church.
Kenneth Paul MacRae
47, born June 7, 1961 in Halifax he resided in Auburn Nova Scotia and has gone for eternity to a place where the hunting, fishing and golfing will be forever plentiful. Ken is survived by his loving wife Tracey Everett and his children Shannon Adams (Kevin) of Calgary, Alberta, Alyssa McGraw (Will Corbett) of Ottawa, Ontario, Kyle MacRae of Ottawa, Ontario, Michelle MacRae of Auburn, Nova Scotia. His mother Patricia MacRae, his brothers Mike (Carol), Don (Irene), Steve (Leanne), and John. Ken lived his formative years in Trenton, Ontario and had served at many Military bases across Canada including two postings in Cold Lake, a posting in Trenton, Ontario and Greenwood, Nova Scotia as well as a tour in Aviano (Italy) in 1999. Ken was a Veteran of 23 years in the Canadian Forces, and more recently worked for FGG Inspections where he was a senior analyst and a valuable member of the team. Ken was an avid outdoors man and an East coast man at heart. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, family and friends who will all miss him dearly. He will be remembered as a loving husband and father and loyal and faithful friend. He was known as a generous laidback soul who always had an ear to listen or a shoulder to lend. His kind nature could always bring a smile even in the most trying times. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. with vigil prayers at 8 p.m. Friday March 20 in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S. B0P 1E0 (902-538-9900) A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday March 21 in Queen of Heaven Chapel, Church St., 14 Wing Greenwood. Father Timothy Nelligan officiating. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your own local fish and wildlife association.
John Frederick Hiltz
78, Aylesford, Kings Co. passed away Friday, January 16, 2009, in the Grand View Manor, Berwick. Born in New Ross, Lunenburg Co., on July 23, 1930, he was a son of the late Frederick and Gertrude (Sawler) Hiltz. John worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway as a young man and worked as a carpenter for over 30 years. Although born in New Ross, he spent most of his life in Aylesford. Surviving are his children, Catherine Guest; Leah (Robert) McDow, all of Aylesford; Steven Hiltz, Greenwood; grandchildren, Heather & Jennifer Elliott; Jason Brown; Rodney Hiltz-Mugridge; Adam Brown; several great-grandchildren; brother, Edgar Hiltz, Aylesford; sisters, Ruby Reid; Doris Campbell, both of Alberta; Hazel Keddy, New Ross; numerous nieces & nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brother, Robert Hiltz; sisters, Nita Eldridge; Beatrice Hill; Mary Selby. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Funeral service for John will take place 2 p.m. Tuesday January 20, in St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 20 Morden Rd., Auburn. Rev. Charles Bull officiating, with burial in the church cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in his memory may be made to the Grand View Manor. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S., B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900).
Lewis Edward Morton
64, Victoria Harbour, Kings Co., passed away suddenly on Monday November 3, 2008, at home. Born in Victoria Harbour, he was a son of the late John and Edna (DeEll) Morton—Blair. Lewis had worked at farming and driving a tractor most of his life. He was an avid hunter, and enjoyed fishing, playing cards & games. Surviving are brothers, Earl, Aylesford Mountain; Lindsay, Port Lorne; Wilfred (Lillian Creemer), Don Mills, Ont.; Cecil Morton, Milton, N.H.; sisters, Linda (Ernie) White, Kingston; Mabel Johnson, New Minas; Janet Rhoddy, Penticton, B.C.; several nieces & nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his companion, Virginia Clements; brothers, Vernon in infancy; Glen & Charles Morton; sister, Muriel Sherriff. Visitation for Lewis will take place 7-9 p.m. Thursday, in the H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S., B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900), from where the funeral service will take place 3 p.m. Friday November 7. Rev. Clyde Lowe officiating, with burial in the Aylesford Union Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Canadian Diabetes Association or to any charity.
Josef "Joey" Antonick
23, Halifax, formerly of New Minas & Aylesford, passed away suddenly as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Alberta, on Friday October 31, 2008. Born in Kentville, he was a son of John Robert “Bob” Antonick, New Minas and Rebecca Ann “Becky” Ritchie, Aylesford. Joey was a graduate of West Kings District High School, Auburn and had also received his Electrical-Construction-Industrial Certificate at the N.S.C.C., Kingstec Campus, Kentville. He had been employed with Newman Electric, Halifax, prior to his recent move to Alberta. Joey played a “kickass” guitar and was a lead vocalist. His high school band was “Speedbump” , while his two most recent bands in Halifax were “Hillside” and “With Bated Breath”. His other passion was his sailboat, “Iskra”. Surviving are his father, Bob Antonick, New Minas; mother, Becky Ritchie, Aylesford; & step-dad, Arthur “Bub” Backman, Chester; brother, Jimmy Markey, Chester; sisters, Amy & Meg Antonick, New Minas; half-sisters, Robyn Antonick, Newfoundland; Christina Antonick, Saltspring Island, B.C.; Kindred Antonick, Vancouver, B.C.; step-brother, Brian Backman, Halifax; step-sisters, Nicolle Backman-Taylor, Shelburne; Kristal Backman, Halifax; grandparents, Arthur (Bev) Ritchie, Auburn; Betty Ritchie, Greenwood; Peter Antonick, Dartmouth; extra special aunt & uncle, Glenn & Barbara Smith, Dartmouth; numerous aunts, uncles & cousins, as well as a group of amazing friends. He was predeceased by grandmother, Peggy Antonick. There will be no visitation. A service in celebration of Joey’s life, followed by a reception, will take place 2 p.m. Saturday November 8, in the H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S., B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900). Mr. Kevin Carver will officiate (all who wish to will be welcome to come forward and speak). Donations in his memory may be made to West Kings District High School Music Department c/o the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board Education Foundation.
Mary Alma O'Brien
91, New Minas, passed away Wednesday October 1, 2008 in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Kingston, she was a daughter of the late Percy and Mary (Brewster) Henshaw. Alma was a member of the “Tops” women’s group of the Wolfville Ridge Baptist Church. She loved knitting. She will be sadly missed by her many family and friends. She is survived by her son, Lloyd O’Brien, Calgary; grandson, William (Lisa) O’Brien, New Minas; granddaughter, Shelly Strickland, Halifax; five great grandchildren; brothers, Earl (Winnifred), Lockhartville, Richard (Freda), Lockhartville, Rodney, White Rock, Warren, ONT.; sisters, Irene Schofield, ONT., Alice Parker, Wolfville; many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Alma was predeceased by her husband Russell O’Brien; brothers, George, Joseph, Sheldon, Gordon and Paul; sisters, Annie Spencer and Ida Spencer. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday October 4 in the H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home 568 Main St., Wolfville (902-542-2151). Rev. Ellen Hunt officiating. Interment will take place in Willowbank Cemetery. Family flowers only please, however donations in memory may be made to Wolfville Ridge Baptist Church.
Joyce Gweneth Harford
Wolfville, passed away Monday September 29, 2008 at her home, Wolfville. Joyce is remembered as a loving and spiritual person, who cared deeply for others. She will be sadly missed by her many family and friends. She is survived by her daughters, Mary (David) Kyd, Wolfville, Christine (Paul Campbell) Laws, Toronto ON; son, Ian (Donna Hakansson) Laws, Hay River, N.W.T.; granddaughter, Rose Kyd; sister, Joan (Harold) Young, Annapolis; Maryland, USA and many nieces and in-laws. Joyce was predeceased by her first husband, Peter Laws and second husband, Fred Harford. Visitation will take place from 3-5 p.m. Sunday October 5 in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home 568 Main St., Wolfville (902-542-2151). A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday October 6 in St. John’s Anglican Church, 164 Main St., Wolfville, Rev. Bruce Matthews officiating. Another memorial service will be held in Joyce’s memory on Saturday November 1 in St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 760 Somerset St. West, Ottawa, ON. A private family interment of ashes will take place at a later date. Family flowers only please, however, donations in memory may be made to Valley Hospice Foundation (902-542-2265) or to a charity of choice.
Praxcy Arena Dunn (Kelly)
93, Berwick, King Co., passed away Thursday, October 2, 2008, in Grand View Manor, Berwick, surrounded by family. Praxcy, or Pat as family and friends liked to address her, was born July 1,1915 in West Brooklyn, Kings County, was the daughter of Hugh and Sarah [Wallace] Kelly, and is the last surviving member of her immediate family. She and husband Harry lived most of their lives in South Waterville, where they worked side-by-side toiling and tilling the land of their family farm on the Prospect Road. She was predeceased by husband Harry Wallace Dunn, sisters Laura (Lloyd) Pineo, Gertrude (George) Lyons, brothers Ralph (Ora) Kelly, John (Lillian) Kelly and grandson Allen Harry Scott “AJ” Dunn. She is survived by daughter Merle (Gary) Murray, Berwick, sons H. Robert (Janice), South Berwick and M. Allen (Rose), South Waterville, daughter Deborah (Greg) Webster, Cambridge Station, grand-children Lynn (Gary) Best, Berwick, Kelly Murray (Colin) Armstrong, Halifax, Deanna Dunn (Shawn) Mooney, Elko, Nevada, Denise (Andrew) Ford, South Waterville, Michael, South Berwick, Natasha (Roland) Williams, Larry’s River, Miranda (Troy) Pearl, Kentville, Scott (Jodi) Webster, Tiverton, and Lesley (Jason) Arnold, Lower Sackville, 10 great-grandchildren, plus many nieces and nephews. Pat was a member of the Central Kings Crusaders, the Royal Canadian Legion Ortona Branch # 69, Berwick, South Waterville/Prospect Womens’ Institute, and the Kings County Adult Day Care group. She had a passion for travel and ‘had the good fortune to visit many locales earlier in her active life. There will be a visitation from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, in the H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S., B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900), from where the funeral service will be held at 2 pm Monday October 6, Reverend Elizabeth Johnson officiating, assisted by Rev. Dr. Judith Saunders. A family burial will follow at the Cambridge Baptist Church Cemetery. The family wishes to acknowledge and thank the VON homecare folks and the caregivers of Chase Unit for all their kindness and courtesies extended our Mum during her time at home and at Grand View Manor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Grand View Manor, or a charity of choice.
Violet Jean (Nannie Lou) Dixon-Wear
85, Berwick Kings Co., passed away peacefully Friday evening October 3, 2008 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, surrounded by her family. Born in Berwick on March 20, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Grant and Bessie (Bruce) Keddy. Violet enjoyed her cottage at Ogilvies Wharf, that she and her late husband, Clifford built in 1963. She enjoyed her flowers, bird watching, shopping, family outings and her animal family including her much loved dogs and cats. She was a member of the Berwick Baptist Church. The most important thing in her life was her love and devotion to her family. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Ted) Sammon, Port Williams and was very proud of and loved her granddaughter, Kelly Sammon, Calgary, Alberta and grandson, Sean Sammon, Belize, Central America, all of whom loved and appreciated her sharp sense of humour and straightforward opinions. She is also survived by her step-daughter, Phyllis Davis; step grandchildren, Marilyn Davis; Shirley Rayner; George Davis; step great grandchild, Carley Rayner, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; step grandchildren, David and Donna Dixon, Bridgewater, (son and daughter of the late Kenneth Dixon); sister-in-laws, Dorothy (Dot) Keddy; Evelyn Keddy and Leta Keddy and their families. Violet was predeceased by her husband, Clifford Lorimer Dixon in 1964; and her second husband, Louis Wear. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family and was predeceased by sister, Lillian; brothers, Fred, Warren, Roland and Harry. She was grateful for her long time special friends who helped and loved her unconditionally, Arthur and Joan Salsman; the Bradshaw Family, Halifax; Dave Trumble, Perth, ONT. and Mabel Jodrey, (a school friend), Morristown; Mrs. Tom Bligh, Berwick; all the special homecare workers “the girls” that gave her such comfort and companionship. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday October 7 in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S. B0P 1E0 (902-538-9900), Rev. Marilyn Rose officiating. A reception will follow the funeral service. A private family burial will take place in the Berwick Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the S.P.C.A. or to a charity of choice.