BOUCHIE, Robert L.
Age 77, of Riverton, passed away December 25, 2008, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Steve and Emma (Gillis) Bouchie. He lived most of his life in Riverton. He was retired after working with the Nova Scotia Power Plant in Trenton for 35 years. Robert loved hunting, fishing and camping, he was also proud of his only grandchild, Arianna Mary Smith. Robert is survived by his wife, Maxine (Smith); daughter, Nicole (Steven) Smith, Riverton and daughter, Barbara Bouchie, Stellarton; sisters, Helen (Bob) MacRae, Riverton; Marie (Charlie) Benjamin, Mark Road; Margaret (Hughie) MacGregor, MacLellan's Brook; Elizabeth (Leonard) Delany, Moncton, N.B.; Gerri (Ty) Kalinovich, Grimsby, Ont.; Louise (Gerry) Breton, Hamilton; Pat (Dave) Caudwell, Ontario. He was predeceased by sisters, Jean, Stephanie, Simone, and Evelyn in infancy; brothers, Charlie and Gerard. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, from where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday with Rev. Charles McPherson officiating. Burial will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery. Donations in memory of Robert may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery Fund, The Lung Association or a charity of your choice.
CORNETT, John Joseph
86, Stellarton, passed away Thursday, December 25, 2008, at home. Born on MacLellan's Mountain, he was a son of the late Frank Lewis and Hilda Mae (Hefferman) Cornett. He had been a coal miner, having worked in the former MacGregor Mine, McBain Mine and as a truck driver with the Allen Shaft wash plant. He was a member of Christ Church, Stellarton. John enjoyed hunting and fishing at his cottage at Lochaber Lake. Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Florence Amelia (Cameron); daughter, Paulette "Polly" (Donnie) MacAuley, Stellarton; sons, John H. (Linda), Riverton; Gerald "Jerry", at home; four half-sisters; five half-brothers; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five great great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Arthur; a brother in infancy; a half-sister; three half-brothers. The family will receive visitors 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, in P.&K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday in Christ Church with Rev. Aidan Kingsbury officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only.
CORMIER (Moss), Helen
68, Sydney, died December 25, 2008. Helen was born in Sydney a daughter of the late Patrick and Bernadette Moss. Surviving are daughter, Bernadette; sons, Leo, Gordie, Dennis; grandchildren, Julia, Alissa, Rene, Danielle, Caleb; stepgrandchildren, Felicia, Kevin, Megan; brothers, Gordie, Allan, and Kevin Moss; sisters, Mary Moss, Clara Pike, Patricia Murphy. She was predeceased by husband, Harold Cormier; brothers, Ernie, Leo. Visitation Monday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral Tuesday 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church. Burial in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
93, of Moncton, N.B., and formerly of Springfield Lake, passed away in The Moncton Hospital on Tuesday, December 23, 2008. Born in Saggrenda, Norway, he was a son of the late Halvard and Ingra (Haugen) Grosvold. Tollef was a retired self-employed restaurant owner. Tollef will be sadly missed by his sisters, Sylvie Millard, Newport; Sofie Pool, Pictou; brother, Olaf, Pictou; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Margaret (Cunningham) Grosvold (October 1992); sisters, Agnes, Marie, Tilla, Helen; brothers, Sugart, Carsten, Hoken, Leo. Visitation in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, Lower Sackville, Monday, December 29, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in T.K. Barnard's Funeral Home Chapel, Tuesday, December 30, at 11 a.m. Interment in Haliburton Cemetery, Pictou. In Tollef's memory, donations to the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Rd., Moncton (506-858-1995) in care of arrangements.
DUBČ, James Duncan "Jim"
65, Meadowvale, passed away Sunday, December 21, 2008, at home. Born in Shelburne, he was a son of the late Jacques and Gwendoline (Cameron) Dubé. Jim retired after 30 years with the Canadian Armed Forces, as a navigator. He enjoyed flying model airplanes, was a past Master of Argus Masonic Lodge and was involved with Citizens on Patrol, Kingston. Jim is survived by his wife of 30 years, the former Stephany Buchy; sons, Duncan and Darrell, both of British Columbia; sister, Carol Wambolt, Eastern Passage; brothers, Donald (Sally), Lake Echo; John (Carolyn), Eastern Passage; grandson, Spencer and granddaughter, Bailey. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.
HANSEN, Glen Robert
61, Lower Sackville. The family of the late Glen Robert Hansen is saddened to announce his death on December 25, 2008, at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Oxbow, Sask., Glen was a son of the late Christian and Kathrien (Peesker) Hansen. Glen will be forever loved and missed by his wife, Sheila (Gallant) and his daughter, Mona (Jason Lahey) of Fall River and son, Rob (Erica) of Hammonds Plains; his grandson, Brandon - the apple of his eye, and also his beautiful granddaughter, Morgan. Glen retired from the Canadian Forces (Navy) in 2001 and was proud to have served 35 years. Glen was a wonderful family man and very involved with his community and will be missed by both. He was a director of Riverview Community Centre for the past 25 years and was proud to have been chosen their Volunteer of the Year. He was also his children's biggest baseball fan and groupie and spent many hours sitting in ballparks cheering both of them on. Over the past number of years he had become a hockey grandpa and enjoyed going to see Brandon play goalie. For the past several years, Glen was an executive member of the Sackville Legion. He was proud to have been chosen as their volunteer of the year as well. Glen believed in his community and took his volunteerism seriously. When Glen's knees were younger, he enjoyed several years playing softball with the Sackville Blues. Glen was a member of Lakeshore Curling and for the past number of years, enjoyed curling at the new facility. Glen also enjoyed curling for Sackville Legion and looked forward to January for the annual curling bonspiel. They never won the bonspiels but sure enjoyed the travelling to the different legions and meeting so many wonderful curlers. Glen was also a member of Thursday night mixed darts of the Sackville Legion and was the proud shooter of the perfect 180 score. He also enjoyed his annual dart tournament with his friends. Once again, they never won but he sure enjoyed the friendships that he had forged over the years. Glen was also a Toronto Maple Leafs and Blue Jays fan. He and his wife spent many enjoyable hours travelling to Montreal, Toronto and Boston to see his Blue Jays play. Besides his parents, Glen was predeceased by his sister, Shirley (Mike) Taylor. Glen also leaves to mourn his brother, Russel (Gail), Courtenay, B.C.; sister, Linda (Carman) Josey, Spry Bay; and special cousin, Ernie, Carnduff, Sask. Glen will also be missed by his sisters and brothers-in-law and the many friends he has made over his lifetime. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, December 30, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville with the Legion service at 7 p.m. Funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 31, in Atlantic Funeral Home, reception to follow in Sackville Legion Calais Branch 162, 45 Sackville Crossroad. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Glen's memory to Craig's Cause or the Nova Scotia Cancer Centre. Special thanks to the VON and Palliative Care teams and to all the doctors and nurses at the QEII Victoria Site.
LLOYD, Frederick Gordon "Ted"
Passed away late Christmas Eve in Grand View Manor, Berwick, following a lengthy illness. Born in Kentville on August 6, 1930, he was the only son of Barry Gordon and Elsie Isabel (Dennison) Lloyd. He attended Kentville school, played hockey for KCA, and was a member of the Kentville Wildcats. He was an avid outdoorsman from a young age, and made many trips to the Dennison family camp in Upper Lake Sixty. He took his four daughters there throughout their teens, and later enjoyed many hunting and fishing trips with grandson, Jeremy Walsh and family friend, John Peck, as the boys grew into young men with families of their own. A snowmobiler for over 40 years, he belonged to the Annapolis Valley Lake & Ridge Runners and in later years enjoyed the Valley ATV Club. Mackerel fishing, poker runs, deer and rabbit hunting, baked bean suppers, camping, Port George jamborees, corn boils, turkey dinners, family barbecues, road trips, and helping in the fields or in the barn at the Calkin Century Farm in West Black Rock were a few of his various passions. He shared many adventures with his faithful beagles through the years - Zeke, Bugle, Sport, Prince, Queenie, Jackie, and Barnie to name a few. Ted served in the West Nova Scotia Regiment (Reserve Unit) at Camp Aldershot for a time in his younger years. He worked for Jordan's Dairy, Dominion Atlantic Railway, and then with British American Oil Company in Kentville, Hebbville and Burnside until 1960. He operated Ted's Texaco in Kentville for 14 years, along with a second Texaco station on West Park Street for several years. He drove his own bus for the former Kings County Vocational School at the same time, and later drove for Perry Rand Limited. For 34 years he owned Ted's Taxi in Kentville where he held long-term contracts with many local firms, education facilities, nursing homes, and service clubs. He worked most weekends and holidays for his regular customers, and was especially dedicated to transporting disabled children to school and recreational activities. Until the demise of the railway in the valley, he transported train crews daily for DAR from Kentville to Halifax and other rail centres in Nova Scotia - at all hours of the day and night and in all weather. He was a former member of the IOOF, Kentville, associate member of the Kentville Legion and Memory Club, and a former member and secretary-treasurer of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen Lodge. He belonged to the Kentville Volunteer Fire Department in the early 1950's, refereed senior hockey games and was a member of Legion Darts and Bowling leagues where he won many trophies. Ted is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Ruth Olive Burgher; daughters, Sarah "Sally" Jean (Richard) Walsh, Beth Isobel, and Shirley Anne Ruth, all of Kentville and Mary Alice, Toronto; grandson, Jeremy Frederick (Jennifer) Walsh; granddaughter, Rachel Alexandra Lloyd (Smith); great-granddaughter, Kenadie Madeline Walsh, all of Kentville; stepgrandchildren, Dwayne Walsh, Edmonton, Alta.; Deanna Walsh, Belleville, Ont., and Michelle (Thomas) Hudak, New Glasgow; step great-grandsons, Maxwell Chamberlain and Joseph Hudak; sisters, Judy (David) Rockwell, Lunenburg and Kay (Fred) Ward, Kentville; sister-in-law, Jean (Burgher) Calkin, West Black Rock; brothers-in-law, Ken Lyster, Alberta, and Bill (Gwen) Burgher, Ontario; and many nieces, nephews and longtime friends. He was predeceased by son, David Gordon, in 1961 and sisters, Alice Lloyd and Margaret "Peggy" Lyster. There will be no visitation. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 28, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. Interment will be held in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill. A reception will be held following the service. Donations may be made to the Rotary Club of Kentville - Persons with Disabilities Fund, Valley Hospice Foundation, Grand View Manor or any charity. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
WORTHEN, Marian Leyth
85, Barrington Passage, Shelburne Co., passed away on December 25, 2008, at her home. Born in Barrington Passage, she was a daughter of the late Robert H. and Maude (Crowell) Worthen. She was a member of the Church of Ascension, Barrington Passage. She spent her formative years in Nova Scotia. Throughout her professional life she lived and worked in some of the world's capitals, and for nearly 20 years was Publications Promotion Manager for OISE Press in Toronto. No matter where she traveled and lived she always called Nova Scotia "home". During her childhood she traveled with her father, who instilled in her a love of ships and the sea. Marion was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, December 29, in H. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Barrington. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2009, in Church of the Ascension, Barrington Passage, Rev. Sandra Fyfe officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Barrington Passage. Memorial donations may be made to Forest Hill Cemetery.
The Berkley, 5244 Green St., Halifax, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 23, 2008, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Newton, P.E.I. on December 16, 1913, he was a son of the late Peter D. and Margaret (McKenna) McIvor. Justin worked for the Canadian National Railway (CNR) for over 40 years, first starting his career on the CN Marine Ferry (S.S.Charlottetown) traveling from Prince Edward Island to New Brunswick. He served overseas with the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War, stationed in Belgium, England as well as Germany. After retiring from the CNR, he spent some time with the Corporation of Commissionaires, as well, he was a member of St. Lawrence Parish, Knights of Columbus and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 142. Gardening, traveling to their summer cottage, and visiting family friends in Prince Edward Island brought him and his wife great comfort and joy. Justin will be sadly missed by all who knew him and whose lives he touched. Surviving are his loving wife of 66 years, Eunice "Mary" (McCarvill), Arborstone, Halifax; sons, Paul (Tamara) and Kevin (Aileen), both of Halifax; brother, Eugene (Teresa) Newton, Prince Edward Island; sister, Ita (Gerald) Smith, Ontario; grandchildren, Jason (Kellie) McIvor, Halifax; Chara (Steve) Mural, London, Ont.; Kimberly McIvor, Montreal, Que.; Daniel McIvor, Halifax. Besides his parents, Justin was predeceased by his son, Elmer (Roma) in 2005; sisters, Bernardine, Adele, Teresa, Eileen, Genevieve, Faustina; brothers, William, Cletus, Aiden and Joseph. Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 30 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, December 31 at 10 a.m. in St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, 3473 Dutch Village Road, Halifax. Father Bernard O'Neil will officiate with a private family interment in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
PURCELL, Cyril Lancelot
94, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully in Dartmouth General Hospital, surrounded by his loving wife of 44 years, Gertrude "Trudy", and his loving family. Born in Dartmouth on April 24, 1914, he was a son of the late Lancelot Purcell and Rose (Mosher) Purcell. He was a loving husband, father and granddad. He served overseas in the Second World War in France, England, Belgium, Holland and Germany with the Fourth Armoured Division from 1943-1946. He was member of the 31st Somme Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. After returning from Europe, he worked at Imperial Oil in Eastern Passage and then worked at Canada Post, retiring in 1978. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying gardening, fishing, hunting and loved bird-watching. He also enjoyed skating, curling, and bowling. Mostly he enjoyed spending time with his family and he adored his four precious grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Trudy (Shunahan); sons, Stephen (Carla), Terry (Denise); grandchildren, Nicholas, Kayleigh, Gabriel and Dylan. He was predeceased by sisters, Vera Hansen and Nina Purcell and brother, Walter Purcell. Visitation from 7-9 p.m. December 28 and memorial service at 11 a.m. on December 29 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, Rev. Ivan Gregan officiating. Reception to follow in the funeral home. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or Hope Cottage in his memory.
MORRIS, LaVerne P.
60, Advocate Harbour, Cumberland Co., passed away Thursday, December 25, 2008, in South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro following a short but valiant struggle with cancer. Born March 30, 1948 in Advocate Harbour, he was a son of the late Merton and Marie (Hazel) Morris. Laverne had many jobs throughout his life, but he was most proud of the almost 10 years he spent as a truck driver with AYR Motor Express, Woodstock, N.B.; they were LaVerne and Irene's second family. To know Laverne was an inspiration. His love of life, generosity and kind heart will never be forgotten. One of Laverne's last wishes was to be an organ donor. He is survived by his wife, the former Irene MacAloney; daughter, Mary Morris, Victoria, B.C.; sons, Mark Morris, Advocate Harbour; Rusty Brandon, Ontario; sisters, Marchel Strong (Robert Berry), Advocate Harbour; Rosalie Gouchie, Truro; brother, Nolan (Shirley), Advocate Harbour; a grandson, Joshua; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, December 29, in Advocate Baptist Church, Rev. Donald Hirtle officiating. Reception will follow in the Advocate Fire Hall. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro.