Frances Etoile Cohoon
93, Berwick, Kings Co., passed away Tuesday September 30, 2008, in the Grand View Manor, Berwick. Born in Greenwich, Kings Co., she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Lulu (Rafuse) Hennigar. Frances was a member of the Berwick Baptist Church. She taught Sunday School in Rockland, Coldbrook and South Berwick, where she was Secretary/Treasurer. She was a member of the Women’s Institute, the Garden Club and assisted with the 4-H Club in South Berwick. Surviving are daughters, Wanda (Blair) Williams, Shubenacadie; Patricia (Patrick) Walsh, Airdrie, Alberta; son, Michael (Helen) Cohoon, Brooklyn Corner, Kings Co.; nine grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; sister, Joy Forsythe, Grand View Manor; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Harry Cohoon; brothers, Wendell, Dean & Keith Hennigar; sister, Kathleen Hatt; one grandchild. There will be no visitation. Funeral service for Frances will take place 2 p.m. Friday October 3, in the H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S., B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900). Rev. Elizabeth Johnson officiating, with burial in the Berwick Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in her memory may be made to the Grand View Manor or to any charity. The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff on the Ross Unit at the Grand View Manor for their special care and thoughtfulness shown to Frances.
Carl Delbert Strong
72, Waterville, Kings Co., passed away Monday September 29, 2008, in the V.G. Site, Q.E. II, Halifax. Born in Berwick, he was the son of the late Wilfred and Marion (Pinch) Strong. Carl was a painter all of his working life and had been employed by Wylie Hazelwood, Stuart Johnstone and at 14 Wing Greenwood. He enjoyed playing cards. Surviving are his wife, Roseline (Eisnor) Strong; son, Tim (Shelly) Strong; granddaughters, Tamara & Taylor Strong; brother, Wilfred “Junior” (Polly) Strong; sisters, Irlene Hamilton; Jean (Len) Dotten; Shirley (Muck) Reading; Marg (Bill) Agovino; several nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. Funeral service for Carl will take place 2 p.m. Sunday October 5, in the H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S., B0P 1E0 (902-538-9900). Mr. Stuart Johnstone officiating. No flowers please by family request, donations in his memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, N.S. Branch.
G. Arthur Hiller
91, Wolfville, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2008, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Ewen and Rachel Hillier. He grew up in Glace Bay and attended the Glace Bay high school and went on to graduate from the Provincial Normal College with a diploma in Industrial Arts in 1942. Art taught school at Thompson High School in North Sydney for several years and served in the Canadian Army until the end of the Second World War. Post-war he attended the University of Pennsylvania where he received his B.Sc. in Education and subsequently attended Cornell University where he received his M. Sc. in Education with a major in Industrial Relations. Art returned to Canada and accepted a position with the Aluminum Company of Canada in Kitimat, B.C. Several years later he returned to Nova Scotia and worked as manager of Industrial Relations for the then Nova Scotia Light and Power, for 16 years. Art returned to Harvard University in 1965 and graduated from the school of Advanced Management and joined the faculty of Acadia University in Wolfville as a Professor in the School of Business, where he remained until his retirement. Art was a master woodworker, a hobby that served as a respite from his busy professional life. He fashioned many beautiful creations for his home and shared his expertise with many of his friends. When he worked in Halifax, Art built a magnificent Tancook Schooner in his back yard. His friends and colleagues watched his creation of his vessel from beginning to end with its eventual launch in the Northwest Arm, and enjoyed many leisure hours sailing in Halifax Harbour. Art is survived by his sisters, Ellen Morrison, Glace Bay, and Florence Lewis, Digby; several nieces and nephews in Nova Scotia and British Columbia. Besides his parents, Art was predeceased by his wife, Mari Louise (Holland). A graveside committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 29, in St. John's Anglican Church Cemetery, Main Street, Wolfville, with Rev. Cathy-Lee Cunningham-Ritcey officiating. A reception will follow in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 568 Main St., Wolfville (902-542-2151). Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of choice.
Stanley Austin Avery
84, Second World War Veteran of Wingham, Ontario, formerly of Somerst, Kings Co. passed away on May 21, 2008, in Wingham & District Hospital, Wingham. Born in Port Williams, Kings Co. he was the son of the late Arthur and Annie (Reese) Avery. Stanley was the last surviving member of his immediate family by being predeceased by his parents, eight brothers; four sisters. He was the dear husband of the late Phyllis (Saltzman) Avery. Predeceased by son, Arthur James Avery and son-in-law, Peter Hoogwerf. Beloved father of Debra Hoogwerf, Colborne, Ont.; Kathy Leeman (Gary), Lucknow, Ont.; loving grandfather of Tim, Kim, Beth, Jesse, Joe, Josh & Justin. Also survived by eight great grandchildren. A graveside service will take place 11:00 a.m., Friday September 26, in the Berwick Cemetery. Rev. Linda Winton officiating, with a reception to follow in the H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S., B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900). Memorial donations may be made to any local Royal Canadian Legion Branch or charity of choice, would be appreciated as an expression of sympathy.
Joseph Marshall "Joe" Carver
67, Berwick, Kings Co., passed away Sunday, November 22, 2009, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born on December 8, 1942, in Medford, he was a son of the late Chester and Evelyn (Barkhouse) Carver. Joe loved his "mummy". He had a passion for sports and in particular the Toronto Blue Jays and the Toronto Maple Leafs. He travelled on a few occasions to watch games in Toronto. Joe spent many days and hours watching hockey in the cold arena in Berwick and during the summer watching baseball in the Berwick field. Joe is survived by his sisters, Barbara (Ron) West, Steam Mill; Margaret (Kees) Vandyke, Canning; Jeanee "Jean" Morawski, New Minas; Sharon (Everett) Dixon, Centreville; Elaine (Nelson) Lutz, Habitant; Wanda (Keith) Roland, Hamilton, Ont.; Nancy, Upper Canard; brothers, Douglas (Mary), Dartmouth; Chester "Ches" (Dorothy), Winnipeg, Man.; Paul (Jeannette), Dartmouth; David (Maryann), Kentville; Timothy, Cambridge; Ont.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Joe adored his Aunt Rita. Joe is also survived by his family at New Visions home who loved him dearly including Pauline, Everett and Mervin "Murphy". Besides his parents, Joe was predeceased by sisters, Darlene and Debbie and brother, Dale. Joe's family would like to thank the staff of New Visions Home for Special Care as well as the staff on Medical A and B Units of Valley Regional Hospital and Dr. Bustin and Dr. Jiwani for their care of Joseph. Visitation for Joe will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, in the H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 5 Leverett Ave., Kentville, N.S., B4N 2K5, (902-678-2151), where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, November 26, with Major and Mrs. Russ Grandy and Chaplain Jim Norton officiating. Burial will be in Habitant Cemetery. Donations in Joseph's memory may be made to the Berwick Apple Dome or to the charity of choice.
Vincent Hartley "Vinnie" Strong
Strong, Vincent Hartley “Vinnie” - 54, South Waterville, Kings Co., passed away at his home on Monday, January 11, 2010. Vincent was born in Berwick, Kings Co., on August 19, 1955 to parents Hartley Strong, South Waterville and the late Lenora (Schofield) Strong. He grew up in South Waterville with numerous siblings and extended family with lots of fond memories. He attended the little Waterville Schoolhouse before attending school in Cambridge, Central Kings and then Kings County Vocational School, obtaining a certificate in welding. He previously worked at Trenton Works, Scotian Gold, and most recently Cobi Foods and Stirlings. Besides his father he is survived by his wife Heather (Cook) Strong; children, Pauline Strong (Devin Rafuse), Grafton; John Strong (Lisa Redden-Strong), Aldershot; grandchildren, Caitlin, Chloe and Seth Strong; step-grandchildren, Benjamin and Evan Redden; half-brother, Grant Lloyd (Pat), Coldbrook; sisters, Diane Strong (Gordie Bowlby), North Alton; Gertrude Strong (Debbie Gabriel), South Waterille; Carolyn Brown (Michael Graves), South Waterville; Carol Walsh, Kentville; mother-in-law, Frances Cook, Kingston; sisters-in-law, Eileen Lloyd, South Waterville; Sandra Brittain, Kingston; Jeannie McNeil (Larry Corkum), Wolfville; brother-in-law, Brian (Carol) Cook, Windermere. Vincent was predeceased by his dear mother; half-brother, Garnet Lloyd; father-in-law, Arthur Lightfoot; brother-in-law, George Brittain. Visitation for Vincent will take place 2-4 & 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 at 2 p.m., Friday, January 15. Rev. David Elliott officiating, with burial in the Cambridge Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Henry Joseph Matthews
Matthews, Henry Joseph - 86, East Dalhousie, Kings Co., passed away on Friday, January 15, 2010, in the Soldier's Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in East Dalhousie, he was the son of the late J. Harry and Theresa E. (Aalders) Matthews. Henry had been employed in a number of local saw mills throughout the years and with the Department of Transportation until his retirement in 1988. After retirement he further enjoyed working on his farm and in particular his Christmas Tree Lot as recently as last summer. Surviving his wife, Beatrice V. (Lutz) Matthews, East Dalhousie; sons, Richmond (Diane) Matthews; Anthony (Roxanne) Matthews, all of Dartmouth; grandsons, Adrian (Anita Canning) Matthews; Devin (Angela) Matthews; step-granddaughters, Autumn Forsyth; Elyisha (Mike) Quackenbush. Besides his parents, Henry was predeceased by sisters, Margaret Rafuse; Annie Cooke. There will be no visitation. Funeral service for Henry will take place 2 p.m., Wednesday, January 20, in the H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S., B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900). Rev. Wayne Mitton officiating, with burial in the Morristown Cemetery. Immediate family flowers only, donations in his memory may be made to the Soldier's Memorial Hospital Foundation (Palliative Care Fund), or to any charity.
Hamilton, Kenneth - Cambridge, Ont., formerly of Black Rock, Kings Co., passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2010, in Sunnyside Home, Kitchener, Ontario. Kenneth Hamilton, 85 years of age, beloved husband of the late Emma. Ken was born in Nova Scotia to the late Weston and Hattie (Brydon) Hamilton. Loving father of Everette (Diny) and Ronald (Donna); he will be missed by his grandchildren, Jason (Lana) and Derek; great-grandchildren, Evan and Emma. Besides his parents and wife, he was predeceased by his sisters, Ethel Little and Enid Saunders. Brother-in-law of Arthur Saunders; Cora Crocker; Marguerite (Richard) Corkum; Grace (Avard) Brown; Elaine Stahlbaum; Marie Schnare; Marg Schnare. Ken served as an artillery gunner during the Second World War, from 1939 - 1945. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Ortona Branch #69, Berwick, and the Hespeler Branch # 272. A Visitation and Royal Canadian Legion Service took place in the Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Boulevard, Cambridge, Ontario. There will be a visitation for Ken from 7-9 p.m., Monday in the H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S., B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900), from where a Royal Canadian Legion and funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 19. Pastor Tim Bigelow officiating, with burial in the East Black Rock Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society or to any charity. Special thanks to the staff of Sunnyside Home (Cider Mill), Kitchener.
Patricia Gail Henderson
HENDERSON, Patricia Gail -- 56, Hantsport, passed away very peacefully with her family in her presence on January 22, 2010, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in Wolfville, Gail was a daughter of the late Ken and Rose Mary (Best) Berry. Gail was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She had a great sense of humour, loved bingo, fishing and most importantly loving and spending time with her family who were the center of her life. Gail worked at Hostess Foods and Canard Poultry. She is survived by her husband, Miles; son, Kevin (Angela), Grimshaw, Alta.; daughters, Carrie (Harold Lake), Grimshaw, Alta.; Jennifer (Matt Boyd), Kentville; Liza Coburn (Scott Brewer), Centreville; grandchildren, Jordin, Madison Marr, Mercedes, Grace, Madison, Hudson, Shelby, Sesily, Shaley and Dominick; sister, Dianne (Martin) Lightfoot, Ridge Road; brothers, Bruce, Grand Pre; David, Wolfville; Randy, John, and Robert "Bobby" all of Toronto; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Gail was predeceased by brothers, Gregory and Eugene "Skip". Cremation has taken place. A funeral memorial service will be 2 p.m. today in Serenity Funeral Chapel, Wolfville with Rev. Ellen Hunt and Rev. Dan Jamer officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends for a time of fellowship and remembrance in the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 74, 310 Main St., Wolfville, immediately following the service. Interment will be in Willow bank Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gail's memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at the Hants Community Hospital or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Gail's family would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to all the wonderful people that have supported them during Gail's illness. In particular, Rev Ellen Hunt, Rev. Dan Jamer and the wonderful staff at the Palliative Care Unit, at Hants Community Hospital. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Serenity Funeral Homes & Crematorium, 568 Main St., Wolfville, PO Box 239, Port Williams, NS, B0P 1T0.
Tristan Roy Zwicker
Zwicker, Tristan Roy - 19, Tremont, Kings Co. On Monday, January 25, 2010, Great Nan Zwicker opened her arms to greet Tristan into heaven with her. Tristan passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the Halifax Infirmary, Q.E.II, Halifax. He was a Grade 11 honours student at West Kings District High School in Auburn. Tristan loved working with his hands, especially carpentry and could always be counted on to help out with his friends and family; and especially his Poppy roofing or building whatever was required. He was outgoing and friendly and had a passion for fishing, hunting and camping with family and friends. Tristan is and will forever be deeply missed by his parents, Timothy Zwicker, Cold Lake Alberta; Bonnie (Fahie) Zwicker (Brad Ryckman), Greenwood; sisters, Teanne Zwicker, Greenwood; Sandy-Lynn Fisher (Rick), Truro. Also surviving are his special grandparents, Nanny and Poppy, Roland and Margaret (Rose) Zwicker, Lake Paul; Grampie, Charles Fahie, Tremont; Nanny, Shirley (Rogers) Fahie and her husband, Grampie "O", John Collins, Greenwood; uncles and aunts, Avery and Sharon Fahie; Gregory and Cindy Zwicker; Charlene Fahie; Geoffrey and Jodi Hennigar; Brenda Zwicker; niece, Lilly-Beth Fisher; many great aunts, great uncles and cousins. Visitation for Tristan will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, in the H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S., B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900), from where a Celebration of Life Service will be held 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, January 30. Rev. Charles Bull officiating, with burial in the Berwick Cemetery. A special thank you from the family to the first responders, the R.C.M.P. (Kingston), Soldiers Memorial Hospital Emergency Room Staff, Q.E. II I.C.U. 5.2 staff and to Tammy, the Organ Donator Co-coordinator at the Q.E. II, who through her, Tristan has given the gift of life to so many others. To all of our family and friends, thank you for your support during this difficult time. Family flowers only, memorial donations may be made to the West Kings Bursary Fund, Box 79, Auburn, N.S., B0P 1A0, where a bursary will be given out in Tristan's memory.
William "Bill" Parker Easson
EASSON, William Parker "Bill" - 82, Berwick, Kings Co., passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2010, in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Morristown, Kings Co., he was a son of the late Thomas C. and Mary M.G. (Parker) Easson. Bill was a long-time member of the Berwick Baptist Church, where he had served as a Deacon and on many committees throughout the years and at the time of his death was an Honourary Deacon. He enjoyed playing crib with his many friends and family. Bill, along with his brother, Philip were founding partners of Easson Transport Ltd., Berwick, and supported the Berwick Eassons Fast Ball Team. He was a director of the Canadian Trucking Alliance and was a past President of the A.P.T.A. Bill had been a member of Berwick Town Council, Berwick Gala Days Committee, Berwick and District Community Association (Arena), the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board and had been inducted in the Berwick Sports Hall of Fame as a builder and was a sponsor and supporter of the hall of fame. He had volunteered at the Berwick Food Bank and was involved with the Annapolis Valley Housing Authority and many other community activities. In his retirement, Bill was well known for his passion for wood working. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth K. "Muff" (Tait) Graves-Easson, Mountain Lea Lodge, Bridgetown; children, Alyson (Shawn) Muzzerall; Thomas (Marsha) Easson, all of Berwick; Paul (Cindy) Easson, Factorydale; Peter (Heather) Easson, Wolfville; Ruth Easson (Terry Wood), Berwick; grandchildren, Jessica and Parker Muzzerall; Brian, Rodney, Gina, William, Leanne, Ben and Jeff Easson; step-children, Lee (Geoff) Lindup, Perth, Australia; Laurie (David) Jolly, Bridgetown; Lissa (Gary) Elder, Golden, B.C.; Tait (Leigh) Graves, Kentville; nine step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; brother, Philip (Ferne) Easson, Berwick; sister, Gwen Pollet, Ottawa, Ont.; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Janet L. (Gammon) Easson; a son in infancy. Visitation for Bill will take place from 7-9 p.m., Thursday, in the H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S., B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900). Funeral service will take place 2 p.m., Friday, February 12, in the Berwick Baptist Church, 265 Commercial St., Berwick. Rev. Marilyn Rose officiating, with burial in the Berwick Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in his memory may be made to the Berwick Baptist Church.