66, Halifax. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our Joseph on December 20, 2008, in the VG Site, QEII, ICU, with his family by his side. He was a devoted husband, loving father, brother and friend, who will be sadly missed and never forgotten. He treasured the time spent with his family near and far. He is survived by his wife, Rose-Mary; his sons, Robert and Richard; brother, Carlo; sisters, Lenna, Carmela, Antonietta, Anna, Sessina; dauther-in-law, Kimberley, and grandchildren, Rocco and Enzo. Cremation has taken place. The family would like to thank everyone who sent cards and condolences. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the The Arthritis Society. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home. Memorial mass to be held in St. Laurence's Catholic Church, Dutch Village Road, Tuesday, December 30, at 10 a.m. with reception to follow.
YOUNG, Malcolm Eugene "Mack"
74, Shelburne, passed away on December 24, 2008, in Roseway Hospital, Sandy Point, Shelburne Co. Born in Shelburne on March 26, 1934, he was a son of the late Isaac and Ethel (Urquhart) Young. Mack worked at a number of small jobs over the years, his latest employment having been at various fish plants, until he became disabled. Mack was a well-known person in the town, mainly from his walks around town, which he really enjoyed, and his friendly way with everyone. He attended Shelburne Baseball and helped out with the teams. He is survived by sisters, Joan Foote, Shelburne; Ruth (Willis) Bennett, Pennsylvania, USA; Geraldine Johnston, Truro; several nieces and nephews. Mack was predeceased by both parents, and brother-in-law, Fred Foote. Cremation has taken place under the direction of H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home. No visitation by request. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 28, at 2 p.m. in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Shelburne, with Rev. Joanne McFadden officiating. Interment in Pine Grove Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Roseway Hospital Foundation or charity of choice.
CREWS, Theodore Crawford "Ted"
84, Musquodoboit Harbour, passed away December 25, 2008, in Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital, Musquodoboit Harbour. Born in Lamaline, N.L., he was a son of the late George and Blanche (Hillier) Crews. Ted was a Stevedore for 30 years, and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Emma George; daughters, Gwen (Wayne) Oakley, Lower Ship Harbour; Jane (Clare) Williams, Spyfield; sons, Bruce (Anne), Debaies Cove; Dan (Karen), Berwick; Paul (Maureen), Lower Sackville; Ted (Maxine), Dartmouth; Keith, Musquodoboit Harbour. He was predeceased by brothers, Henry and Frank; sister, Margaret. No visitation by request. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, December 29, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Rev. Aubrey Deslatte officiating. Private family burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Donations to a charity of one's choice.
LAVIGNE, William Robert Mark
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of William Robert Mark Lavigne of Bridgewater, on December 17, 2008, at home surrounded by his family. Born in Scarborough, Ont., William was the son of the late Kathy (Metcalfe) Lavigne and the stepson of the late Arnold Kelly. William is survived by his beloved wife, Susan (Schrader) and his adored children, Joli, Mira-Kole and Will-Jay. William was a devoted professional transport driver with Clarke Road Transport, Halifax. In touching many lives, William leaves an emptiness that only love and happy memories can fill. His love of family was evident in the time shared with his wife, Sue, and his children. He took great interest in their lives and accomplishments, offering support and encouragement. A handyman, William always enjoyed having a building project to look forward to in his spare time. His quiet courage and strength of spirit will be carried forward to all those who loved him. Memorial service for family and friends will be held, Monday, December 29, at 2 p.m. in Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. 3, Lunenburg, Rev. Willis Ott officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Education Fund for the Lavigne children, or to the Rosanne Himmelman Cancer Patient Assistance Fund.
ZWICKER, Robert Maxwell
89, Middle Cornwall, passed away December 25, 2008, in the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Robert, the son of the late Arthur and Albertha (Eisenhauer) Zwicker, was born on his parent's farm on September 20, 1919. He grew up to love the farm and made it his life, with his bride, Grace, on the old homestead. Over the years, besides his family, gardening became his greatest love. He had many large gardens in which he grew all sorts of vegetables. He loved to have people visit and taste his latest creations. He had the greatest smile on his face when they would advise him it was "the best they ever tasted". When the local paper chose Robert for a profile in their seniors insert in 2001, at the age of 81 years old, he sat with pride for a photo, in his garden of broad beans. Robert loved it when people would join him on his veranda to sit and visit for a while. Robert is survived by his loving wife, Grace (Bruhm) Zwicker; sons, Maxwell (Brenda) Zwicker, George (Christine) Zwicker, all of Middle Cornwall; daughters, Evangeline Whynot, Northwest; Madeline (Wayne) Oxner, Lilydale; Pauline (Merlin) Spidle, Lower Cornwall; 13 loving grandchildren; 14 precious great-grandchildren. A son predeceased Robert, in infancy as well as his sister, Gracia; brother-in-law, Frank Dauphinee and son-in-law, Fenwick Whynot. There will be no visiting hours by request. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Monday, December 29 in Mahone Funeral Home, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay, Rev. Douglas Porter officiating. Burial will be in New Cornwall Memorial Gardens, New Cornwall. Immediate family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to New Cornwall Memorial Gardens; New Cornwall United Baptist Church or any other charity. Arrangements entrusted to Mahone Funeral Home (902) 624-8241
MATTHEWS (Dingwall), Lorraine Teresa
74, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Tuesday, December 23, 2008. She was born in Halifax, the eldest daughter of the late John and Cecilia (Barrett) Jackson. Lorraine attended St. Peter's School in Dartmouth. She loved to dance and has fond memories of the Dart Teen dances with her many long-time friends. Her first job was at Woolworths and later she was employed at the Department of National Defense in Dartmouth. She captured the title of Queen of NCSA in 1955. From there she went to work at North American Van Lines. Lorraine was a member of the CWL at St. Thomas Moore Parish as well as a Cub leader. She enjoyed spending time with her family and cherished the time she spent in the Annapolis Valley with her grandsons when they were young. She loved getting together with her friends at Sheila's to work on worthwhile projects, as well as playing cards with her friends at Royal Oak Estates. She had a wonderful sense of humour and loved socializing. Lorraine enjoyed many winters in Florida and some beautiful cruises with her husband, Frank. She had an unwavering faith in God that gave all around her the strength to endure her courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband of seven years, Frank "Spike"; son, John (Mary Alice) Dingwall; grandsons, Adam, William and Ian Dingwall; sisters, Diane (William) Smith, Nancy (Rod) Ritchie, Jeannette (Tommy) Rehburg; brothers, John "Jackie", Ricky (June) and Jimmy; stepdaughters, Arlene (Jack) Gorill, Anne-Marie (Allan) Fraser, Nancy (Mark) Fielden; stepson, Michael (Annick) Matthews and 10 stepgrandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 40 years, Robert (Dinger) Dingwall; sisters, Carol, Donna, Judy and brother, Ronnie. There will be a funeral mass in St. Clements Church on Gaston Road in Dartmouth on Monday, December 29 at 12 noon. Cremation under the care of Donald K. Walker Funeral Directors Ltd. (469-5601), Dartmouth. Please join us after the service for a reception in the church hall. The interment will follow the reception in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, Main St., Dartmouth. We would like to than the VON (Jill) and the Palliative Care Home Team, QEII Health Sciences Centre, (Susan) for the wonderful support. Thank you to Linda, Kim and Steve (very special people). Donations may be made in memory of Lorraine to Red Cross Society, Victorian Order of Nurses, or Palliative Care, QEII Health Sciences Centre.
WALLACE, William Neil
69, Baddeck, passed away suddenly December 24, 2008, at home in Baddeck. He was a son of the late Helen and William Wallace. He was predeceased by sisters, Helen Weick and Margaret Wallace and brother, James Rae. He is survived by his wife, Linda; daughter, Karen Kearney; grandchildren, Taylor and Jessica and several nieces and nephews. Billy was an avid sports fan and fisherman. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home. A private family service will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
SANFORD, Cecilia Catherine
79, Mantua, Hants Co., and formerly of Sweets Corner, Hants Co. Our Mother, Cecilia, went to spend Christmas in Heaven with our father, James, on Wednesday, December 24, 2008. She passed away in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax, with family holding her hands and loving "earth" angels (Marlene and Trish), tending to her with all the care and dignity she so deserved. Cecilia was born on April 28, 1929, in Antigonish, and was a daughter of the late Leo and Catherine (Chisholm) Farrell. Cecilia married the love of her life, (the late) James E. Sanford and first moved to Lower Burlington. She is survived by her children, James (Darlene), Wolfville; Catherine (Frank) Neudorf, St. Thomas, Ont.; Stephen (Krista), Sweets Corner; Maureen (Les) Rafuse, Mantua; her grandchildren, Monika, Stephanie and Braxton Dearman, Mantua; Luke and Mae Ru Sanford, Wolfville; Cassandra Neudorf, St. Thomas, Ont.; as well as a special "chosen" granddaughter, Kate Rafuse, who always made Mom laugh. Cecilia will be missed by her surviving brother and sisters, Finlay (Margaret) Farrell, Antigonish; Leola Farrell, Halifax (who was so special to Mom); Gloria Delany, Ontario; Josephine Kraftchic, British Columbia; brother-in-law, Donald (Deloras) Hall, Spryfield. She is survived by many nephews and nieces and will be especially missed by Leo, Dougie, Ceelie, Ken and Pat Farrell. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her adoring husband, James E. Sanford (December 6, 2005); her sister, Deloras Hall; brother, Archie Farrell; brother-in-law, Bronis Kraftchic; her nephew, Kevin Farrell; and by grandniece, Kelly Richard. Cecilia was a devoted member of St. John the Evangelist Church and a member of the Catholic Women's League for over 40 years. She was also a member of T.O.P.S. in Three Mile Plains. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Sunday, December 28, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King St., Windsor, and due to ongoing renovations at St. John's, Cecilia's funeral will be held 3 p.m. Monday, December 29, in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Father Michael Walsh officiating. Burial will be held in St. John the Evangelist Parish Cemetery, Wiley Avenue, Windsor. In lieu of flowers, please make any donations in Cecilia's honour to the S.M.I.L.E. Program, c/o Acadia University, 550 Main St., Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6.
MILLS, Robert William
89, of Port Royal, Annapolis Co., passed away December 24, 2008, in Annapolis Community Health Center. Born in Granville Ferry, he was a son of the late Harry and Emily Mills. Bob joined the Canadian Air Force (RCAF) in 1940 and got his wings in the spring of 1941 in Brantford, Ont. He served overseas in Bomber Command for two years flying Wellington Bombers. He flew 47 operational missions during the Second World War and was stationed in various locations during this period including England, Cairo, Malta, Gibralter and the Lybian Desert. On his return to Canada in December 1943, he served as Pilot Instructor for two years in Yarmouth, before joining Maritime Central Airways, which later merged into Eastern Provincial Airways, where he was Deputy Chief Pilot. In 1969 he was one of the first pilots trained on the Boeing 737 where he became a training captain. He retired in 1980 to live in Port Royal. He enjoyed woodworking and made many pieces of furniture. Bob also enjoyed Dixieland music and attended several concerts mainly in San Diego and New Orleans. He is survived by his brother, Gerald (Irene) of Kingston; nephews, Eric (Marilyn) of Hammonds Plains; Glenn (Kelly) of Victoriavale; and niece, Michelle (Felix) of Whitecourt, Alta. He was predeceased by his first wife, Eleanor Burns and his second wife, Kaye Bagnal. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Bridgetown. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday from Gordon Providence United Church, Bridgetown, with Rev. Janis Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Bridgetown. Donations in Bob's memory may be sent to Gordon Providence United Church or to a charity of one's choice.
MacISAAC, Shirley Alvina
72, Hureauville. It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Shirley after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, December 25, 2008, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. She was a daughter of the late Pearl and Alvina (Meunier) Malcolm (Port Malcolm, Richmond Co.). Shirley enjoyed life to the fullest and had many friends and acquaintances of all ages. Visitors were always invited for tea and with the many treats she baked it was hard to refuse. We will miss her smile and generous nature she treasured the warmth of family and friends. She especially liked fishing and playing cards with her husband Roxy, her sister Bonnie and her husband Angus L., if she could beat Angus at cards her day was made. She enjoyed darts, baseball, hockey, music, dancing and needlework, or just to sit and chat. Shirley was a devoted Roman Catholic and lifelong member of St. Francis de Sales Church in Lower River Inhabitants, a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43, Port Hawkesbury, a member of the 8th Canadian Hussars Centurion Club and a lifetime achievement of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43 Mixed Dart League. Surviving are her beloved husband of 27 years, Francis "Roxy" ; her daughter, Ida Darlene Cogswell (Jack LeFort), Windsor Ont.; sons, Lennan Francis (Cindy) MacIsaac, Waverly; Brian William (Suzanne) MacIsaac, St. Catherines, Ont.; Donald Andrew (Sandy) MacIsaac, Peterborough, Ont.; Thomas Ian (Heather) MacIsaac, Halifax; grandchildren, Christopher and David "DJ" Matthews; Connor, Allison and Liam MacIsaac. Also surviving are her brothers and sisters, Lillian MacDonald, Hureauville; Bonnie (Angus) Kinney, Sydney; Ida (Bernie) Bennett, Kingston, Ont.; Pearlie (Ann) Malcolm, Kempt Road; Lennie (Donna) Malcolm and Patricia (Rodger) Fancey, both of Hureauville. She was predeceased by her first husband, Angus Cogswell; her parents, Pearl and Alvina Malcolm; infant brother, Walter. Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Monday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday from St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church, Lower River, Father Angus MacDougall and Father Hughie D. MacDonald officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Shirley's memory to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
CARD (Lake), Joyce Elaine
63, East Walton, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, December 24, 2008, at home. Born in Pembroke on December 23, 1945, she was a daughter of the late Blois and Catherine (Laffin) Lake. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Wallace "Wally"; sons, Leslie and Stacey, both of East Walton and Sharroll (Jason), Noel; brothers, Norman (Sherry), Bramber; Murray, East Walton; sister, Linda (Tim) Lake, East Walton; stepfather, Grant Lake, East Walton; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Michael Reed and brother, Herman. Joyce was a life member and past president of East Walton Community Hall. She attended many benefits to help others in need. Joyce devoted her life to being a stay at home mom and housewife, which she enjoyed dearly. She was an outstanding wife, mother and grandmother, was an excellent listener and always had a smile on her face, even through times of pain. She loved unconditionally with her heart and we are honoured to have been loved by her. Joyce lived life to the fullest enjoying jams, bingo, auctions, the Barnyard Beauties and putting floats in the field days with Myra and Margie. Joyce wanted it to be known that she was glad to have met so many people while staying at the Lodge in Halifax. Some special people include; Carlotta, Charmaine, Loretta and David as well a special thanks to Carmen for all her help and kindness. Cremation has taken place with visitation Sunday 7-9 p.m., December 28, and a memorial service Monday, December 29, at 2 p.m., both in J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home Hwy. 215, Summerville, Rev. Ron Frampton officiating with interment of ashes in Tennecape Cemetery, Tennecape. Arrangements entrusted to the compassionate care of J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Hwy. 215, Summerville, Hants Co. (1-902-633-2431).