Kathleen Leona Collins
Born: October 18, 1936
Death: April 28, 2014
Collins, Kathleen Leona (Kaye) – age 77 years of New Ross, passed away peacefully at home on April 28, 2014. Born in New Ross on October 18, 1936; she was the daughter of the late Emerson Leopold and Sadie (Schofield) (Hirtle).
She is survived by her son Duncan Leopold (Shirley Hawley) of New Ross ; sisters Joyce (Sheldon) Rafuse of New Ross, Phyllis MacDonald of Windsor, Erma (Willard) Wile of Windsor, Jeanie (Foster) Jollymore of New Ross; brothers Robert and William (Vivian) Leopold of Windsor; sister in law Marjorie Leopold of New Minas; also by many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her husband Floyd Collins; son Timothy in infancy; brothers Freddie and Max; sister Maxine; brother in law Roland MacDonald; sister in law Shirley Leopold.
Kaye was a lover of nature, especially the birds and flowers. She was very artistic and enjoyed cooking and playing the guitar and singing with her sisters.
Visitation to take place on Friday, May 2, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the Serenity Lindsay Annapolis Valley Funeral Home, New Ross Chapel. Memorial service will follow on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 11am from the Christ Anglican Church, New Ross with Rev. Judi Phillips officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Kaye made directly to the family would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Lindsay Annapolis Valley Funeral Home, New Ross Chapel (4935 Hwy 12) 689-2961.
Frank Henry Robertson
January 9, 1945 - April 28, 2014
Robertson, Frank Henry “Sonny” – age 69, passed away on April 28, 2014 at his home in Falmouth. Born in Wolfville on January 9, 1945; he was the son of the late Charles and Kathleen (Davidson) Robertson. Frank enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially fishing. He is survived by his children Kathleen (Tim) Farris, Amanda (Derek) Dwyer, Terry (Leslie) Robertson, Veronica (Andrew) Carr, and Jessica (Greg) MacAskill; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his brother Carl Robertson.
Cremation has taken place and a reception will take place on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the Falmouth Hall from 3-5pm. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the NS Heart & Stoke Foundation.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Lindsay Annapolis Valley Funeral Home, Wolfville Chapel (568 Main St) 542-4656.
Barbara Florence Cheney
May 10, 1929 - April 30, 2014
It is with deep sorrow that the children of Barbara Florence Cheney, 84, of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, announce their mother’s peaceful passing at her home on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 with her loving daughter, Martha and her devoted son, Glenn by her side. Born in St. Francis Harbour, Guysborough Co., Nova Scotia on May 10, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Gordon and Elizabeth (Diggins) Morton. In 1970 she was pre-deceased by her loving husband, Dr. Graeme E. Cheney.
Barbara had a zest for life and dedicated her working career to health care. She worked in X-Ray at the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, the Sisters of Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, and as Manager at Eastern Kings Memorial Hospital, Wolfville. Family held a remarkable place in her heart and she had dear, close and exceptional friends. She will be missed but never forgotten by the many whose lives she touched, but most especially, by her best friends, Dr. Reg and Pat Moore. Barbara loved to travel, possessed a wonderful sense of humor, and had a passion for seagulls. She is now free to fly with them to new harbours.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Serenity Lindsay Annapolis Valley Funeral Home. A celebration of her life will take place at its Wolfville Chapel, 568 Main St., Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Sandra Fyfe, St. John’s Anglican Church, officiating. In keeping with Barbara’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Her special godchild and ‘namesake’, Barbara Diggins of Vancouver, B.C. will deliver the eulogy. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.serenitylindsayfuneralhome.ca. Internment will take place at Greenwood Cemetery in Saint John, N.B. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) of Kings County in their mother’s memory.
Dianne Elenor Pannill
January 15, 1944 - April 27, 2014
Pannill, Eleanor Dianne – Age 70, passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Dianne is survived by her sister, Edith Jones (Reese), Texas; nieces, Maureen Gordon, Sheila Matthews and Donna Jones; nephews, Vincent Jones and Shundo Hollos; and by many cousin, nieces and nephews who love her. Dianne was predeceased by her father, John Robert and mother, Florence (Adams) Pannill; sisters, Kathleen Jones (Vincent), Lillian May Pannill; brother, John Henry Pannill; niece, Beverly Williams; nephew, Michael Matthews; great nephew, Vincent Gordon. Dianne enjoyed her activities at Parkstone but none more than the music which she loved coming from a musical family. She was baptized at Cornwallis Street Baptist Church. Dianne was the family “Prayer Warrior”, choosing to pray for others at her time of illness. Day and night she gave all the Glory to God in praise, prayer and being thankful. As a child Diane received an open vision from Heaven of Jesus holding her in his arms. She always said she was never alone, that God was with her. Faithful until her end, she loved and knew God, Jesus his Son and the Holy Spirit which brought her much comfort in her last days. The family would like to thank all the staff and doctors at Parkstone and we would also like to thank anyone who ever thought, prayed or visited Aunt Dianne. She of course, would thank you also. Cremation has taken place. At Dianne’s request, no funeral, memorial flowers or cards, in lieu, please do as Dianne did, love all people, especially children. In her heart she cared about the disadvantage and poor of this world. Please if you feel a need to do anything, give to HIPM Vacation Bible School to help a child of God. www.hipm.org Dianne will have a family graveside burial at a later date.
Barbara Ann Young
April 13, 1950 - May 2, 2014
Young, Barbara Ann – Age 64 of Berwick passed away on May 2, 2014 at the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Port Williams, Barbara was a daughter of the late John and Reta Graves. She held various jobs throughout the years while spending her spare time gardening, enjoying the great outdoors. She also liked to watch television, especially game shows and movies. Barbara is survived by her soul mate of 16 years, Blake Pelton, Berwick; son Ronald Young (Sue Strum), Aylesford; sister Donna Graves, Berwick; brothers, Walter (Dolly), New Brunswick; Stephen, Halifax; Eugene (Brenda) of Kentville; Harry, Michael, Ronald (Carol), all of Berwick; Robert and John Jr. (Minnie) both of Kingston two grandchildren Joseph and Chantelle Young and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Barbara was predeceased by her husband Ronald Young; grandparents Malcolm and Gladys Graves and Charles and Lavinia Graves; brothers Edgar, Gary and Richard. The family would like to thank the staff and nurses of the ICU unit at Valley Regional for their compassion. Visitation will take place on Monday, May 5, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm at Serenity Lindsay Annapolis Valley Funeral Home, Berwick Chapel (192 Commercial St) from which the funeral will take place on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 2pm with Rev. Dr. Randy Crozsman officiating. Donations in memory of Barbara may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Lindsay Annapolis Valley Funeral Home, Berwick Chapel (538-9900).
MacDONALD, John Archibald
87, Waverley, passed away Monday, January 12, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Augustine Cove, P.E.I., he was a son of the late Russell and Mary (Fall) MacDonald. He was a veteran of the Second World War. John was employed with CNR retiring after 43 years service. He was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 90, Waverley. Surviving are his sons, Alan (Candice Campbell), Kingston, N.B.; Scott (Carol), Upper Golden Grove, N.B.; Robert (Mary), Kelowna, B.C.; and Stephen (Sandy), Berwick; sisters, Miriam Jones, Toronto, Ont.; Eleanor Harris, Summerside, P.E.I.; brother-in-law, Garth Clarke, Summerside, P.E.I.; sister-in-law, Ellen Lyon, Peterborough, Ont.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Lorna, the love of his life; brothers, Joseph, Hensley, Gordon; sisters, Dorothy Muttart, Ruth Warren, Lois Clarke, Amelia Larkin; and daughter-in-law, Charlotte MacDonald. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, with funeral service and legion service 1 p.m. Friday, January 16, all in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Interment to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of choice.
Wanetta Elizabeth Fraser
October 24, 1933 - May 2, 2014
Fraser, Wanetta (Nita) Elizabeth – age 81 years of Digby and formerly of Clementsvale, passed away on May 2, 2014 at the Tideview Terrace where she lived for the last 4 years and was cared for by a wonderful staff.
Born in Bear River East on October 24, 1933; she was the daughter of the late Lovett and Jennie (Hardwick) Brown.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Keith; brother James “Jim” and sister Marion MacDonald.
She will be sadly missed by her sons Gary (Anne) of Bear River East, Jeff (Cookie) of Clementsvale; beloved grandchildren Garrett of Clementsvale, Roric of Cole harbor, Ryan of Calgary and Megan of Edmonton; great grandchildren Keith, Addison and Aiden.
Nita was a caring sister to Richard of Halifax, Patricia (Mike) Cherrie (Bill) Hall of Deep Brook and Cheryel Brown of Bridgetown; brother in law Lew MacDonald of Florida; also by several nieces and nephews.
Before her initial stroke in 2010, Nita loved cooking and family gatherings. She was famous to her friends and family for her sugar cookies and fudge; and was a beloved grandmother figure to all the children in her community.
In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family graveside service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Nita made to the Tideview Terrace would be greatly appreciated by her family.
Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Lindsay Annapolis Valley Funeral Home, Berwick Chapel (192 Commercial St) 538-9900.
Percy Frederick Smith
April 19, 1919 - May 5, 2014
Smith, Percy Frederick – age 95 years of Dykeland Lodge in Windsor, formerly of Mt. Denson, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2014.
Born in Falmouth on April 19, 1919; he was the son of the late Burpee and Bertha (Swinimer) Smith.
Percy was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. He worked at Minas Basin Pulp and Power Company for 38 years. He was known by many for his work undercoating cars. He was passionate about gardening and won several awards for his flowers and vegetables.
Left with fond and loving memories are his daughter Cindy (Howard) Simpson of Mt. Denson; son Jeff (Robin Rudderham) of Millville; grandchildren Jennifer (Devin) of Bishopville; Shawna (Edison) of Mt. Denson, Angela (Chris) of Kentville and Ben of Sydney Mines; great grandsons Brayden and Louis; great granddaughter Brea.
Percy was predeceased by his loving wife of 64 years, Muriel; sisters Violet Lockhart and Roberta Smith; brothers Owen and Harris.
In keeping with his wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no memorial service. A private family interment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Percy made directly to The Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia would be greatly appreciated by his family.
Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Lindsay Annapolis Valley Funeral Home, Wolfville Chapel (568 Main St) 542-4656.
Edith Eleanor Seamon
January 28, 1919 - May 6, 2014
Seamon, Edith Eleanor – age 95 years of Grandview Manor and formerly of Aylesford, passed away peacefully at her residence on May 6, 2014.
Born in Aylesford on January 28, 1919; she was the daughter of the late Edward and Fannie (Tupper) Foster.
Edith was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Left with fond and loving memories are her sons David (Barbara) McDermott of Aylesford and Steven (Anita) Seamon of Kingston; grandchildren Deborah McDermott (Gary), David McDermott, Julie McDermott, Mike McDermott (Janet), Joel Seamon (Desiree), Jacqueline Seamon (Dominic); great grandchildren Samantha and Kevin McDermott, Terrell and Mya McDermott.
Predeceased by her first husband Gordon McDermott and second husband George Seamon; grandson Matthew; brothers John, Albert, Wilfred, Roger and Charles; sisters Inez, Hilda, Rowena, Nina, Jessie and Edna.
Edith was a member of the Aylesford Baptist Church and enjoyed painting, gardening, reading and the outdoors.
Visitation will be held from 4-7pm on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the Serenity Lindsay Annapolis Valley Funeral Home, Berwick Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 2pm on Friday, May 9, 2014 from the Aylesford Union Baptist Church with Rev. Clyde Lowe officiating.
Interment to follow in the Aylesford Union Cemetery.
In memory of Edith donations in her memory made to the Grandview Manor would be greatly appreciated by her family.
Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Lindsay Annapolis Valley Funeral Home, Berwick Chapel (192 Commercial St) 538-9900.
April 2, 1928 - May 12, 2014
Gimenez, Renee – 86, of Wolfville, passed away in the village of Greenwich on May 12, 2014.
Born in Le Havre France, on April 2, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Marie Gimenez of France and Spain. Renee was a Professor at Acadia University from the time she immigrated to Canada with her husband Frank Ledwidge and three children. For many years the highlight of her year was her summer trip to France to visit family and friends.
Renee is survived by sons, Peter (Ann) and Marc (Cindy Anderson); daughter, Virginie Ledwidge-Webster; sister, Maite Bonnet of Grenoble France; grandchildren; Nicolas, Christopher, Peter Webster and Marc and Emilie Ledwidge; several nieces and nephews, all of France, UK and Australia. There is no visitation by family request.
A Funeral Mass will be held at the St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 118 Main St., Wolfville at 10 am Saturday May 17th followed by burial in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Wolfville Ridge, Father Craig Cameron officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Serenity Lindsay Annapolis Valley Funeral Home, Wolfville Chapel (902)542-4656.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society http://mssociety.ca/en/