CAMPBELL, Gwendolyn Gertrude
96, completed her life journey at her home in Hubbards on December 24, 2008. Born in Hubbards, she was the second daughter of the late Gilford and Jean (Shankel) Harnish. Gwen was a graduate of Mount St. Vincent University and worked her entire career with the former Halifax County Municipality, retiring with 45 years' service. She was dedicated member of the Anglican Church, attending The Cathedral Church of all Saints while living in Halifax and St. Luke's after she retired and moved to Hubbards. She served over 25 years as Treasurer for the A.C.W. She was an active member of the Hubbards Area Lionettes and served as treasurer for several years. She survived by her sisters, Janet MacLean and Joyce Publicover, both of Hubbards, who visited her almost daily, since her illness on November 6, 2005, and they will miss her greatly; stepson, John Campbell; stepgrandchildren, Colin, James "Jamie" Campbell, all of Halifax and numerous nieces and nephews, grand and great-nieces and nephews and cousins. Gwen was predeceased by her husband, Jack (1989); sister, Madge Mitchell (2002); brothers, Reginald (1994), Joseph (1999) and an infant brother (1917). Visitation will be held 2-4 Sunday in Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, Hubbards. A funeral service celebrating the life of Gwen will be held 2 p.m. Monday in St. Luke's Anglican Church, Hubbards. Rev. Laurie Omstead officiating. A private family burial will take place in Pine Hill Cemetery, Hubbards. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Gwen's memory to the "Memorial Fund" of the A.C.W., of St. Luke's Anglican Church, Hubbards or charity of choice.
LILL, Margaret Galbraith, "Peggy"
Dartmouth, died peacefully on December 21, 2008, in Dartmouth. Born in Toronto, in 1916 to John Simpson Gordon and Ethel Galbraith Gordon, Peggy graduated from University of Toronto with a degree in political science and economics. Some of her happiest childhood years were spent on her Uncle Russ' farm near Chatsworth, Ontario with her horse Nellie. In 1940, she married Edwin Henry (Ted) Lill and they built a house on Wards Island and sailed Lake Ontario until work took them first to Vancouver, then London, Ontario. Peggy was a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker. She loved sailing, animals, colour and adventure. Peggy was not a tourist, she was a traveler. After her husband died in 1989, Peggy continued to travel with her daughters and her friends to Newfoundland, Europe, the Arctic and to visit her children and grandchildren. In 2004, Peggy moved to Dartmouth to experience a new coast and be near one of her daughters, Wendy. Peggy was a bright, interested, adventurous person who developed many lasting friendships. She is survived by her daughters, Wendy (Richard Starr) and Judy (Joseph Rae); grandchildren, Sarah Rae Pearce, Aimee Rae, Mary Rae, Samuel and Joseph Starr, stepgrandson, Julian Starr and great- grandchildren, Isaiah, Samuel and Grace Pearce. Peggy was predeceased by her sister, Dorothy Gordon; her husband, Edwin Henry and her parents, John and Ethel. The family appreciated the kindness and heartfelt support of the staff at Glasgow Hall during Peggy's final months of life. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Cole Harbour Funeral Home. A visitation with family will take place on Tuesday, December 30, 1-3 p.m. in Cole Harbour Woodside United Church, 15 Bisset Rd., followed by a Celebration of Peggy's life at 3 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to L'Arche Halifax.
MULOCK, Eugene Merle
83. It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of a dear husband and father on December 25, 2008. Eugene was the son of the late William and Jennie (Mulock) Mulock. Eugene was predeceased by his first son, Gregory; by his sisters, Nellie Nash, Charlotte Hawboldt and Geraldine Ganyer and brothers, Harry, John, Joseph and Donald. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothea, (Rafuse); his son, Terry; brother, Arthur; daughters-in-law, Karen and Barbara. Also his grandchildren, Stacy and Drew and great- grandchildren Gabriel and Irelynne. Eugene spent 41 years on the CNR and was also a proud Second World War veteran. Eugene had a great love of golf and spent many delightful days with his sons, Terry and Greg at the Lunenberg and Chester golf courses. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 1:30-4:30 p.m., Sunday in J.A.Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, where memorial service will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday, December 29, Rev. Carson Baxter officiating. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
KING, William "Mike"
It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of our beloved husband and father, Michael. The son of Michael and Ruth (Turple) King of Frenchmans Road, Oakfield, he was predeceased by his father; brother, David. He is survived by his mother; brother, Francis, and sisters, Ella (Bill) and Lorraine (Jules). Mike's beautiful family legacy with his wife, Marie (Turner) is that of four children, James (Pam), Shirley (Darrell), Patricia and Michael (Sharon). He loved his five grandchildren very much and was proud of their many accomplishments - Rebecca, Heidi, Liam, Jason and Sara, as well as his stepgrandchildren, Tracy MacLean (Stiner) and Greg Stiner. He had one great-grandchild, Olivia. Mike's vocation was as a 37 year veteran of Maritime Telephone and Telegraph Company. He served in many capacities faithfully until his retirement in 1993. Mike served the communities in which he lived with the same dedication, spending time as an "Akela" (Cub Leader), president of rate payers associations and many other volunteer capacities. He was a well respected First Aid Instructor with St. John Ambulance. His avocations were his passion for playing the guitar, fishing and hockey. Funeral arrangements are being conducted by Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St., Dartmouth. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 28 from 2- 4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A family service will be held on Monday, December 29 at 2 p.m., officiated by Archdeacon Diane Parker, sister-in-law. Donations, in lieu of flowers can be made to Oakwood Terrace Nursing Home or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
CHAMBERS, Lovey May
88, Springfield, Annapolis Co., passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2008 in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Cherryfield, Lunenburg Co., she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Ella (Keizer) MacDonald. Lovey is survived by her husband, Frederick; daughter, Joan Moore, New Germany; sons, Darrell (Mabel) Chambers, Meisners Section; George Chambers, Bridgewater; brother, Samuel (Goldie) MacDonald, Cherryfield; seven grandchildren; 19 great- grandchildren and a great-great granddaughter, along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Jean; grandson, Richard; great- grandson, Jason; sisters, Eva, Frances, Victoria and Belle; brothers, Clifford, Bert and Louis; son-in-law, Sherman and daughter-in-law, Violet. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to C.F. Sweeny's Funeral Home, New Germany. There will be no visitation by request and a private family service will be held with Rev. Larry Ehrhradt officiating. Burial will be in Epworth cemetery, New Germany. Family flowers only, please. Donations in Lovey's memory may be made to the IWK Health Centre Foundation or the charity of choice.
CARRIGAN, Ralston Vincent
A son of the late Dougall and Catherine (Gillis) Carrigan. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Joyce. He is survived by children, Gregory, Kevin, Vincent, Catherine Penney, Paul, Phyllis Williams and Shauna Hennick; brother, Gillis and his sister, Patricia Coleman. Visitation in Pier Community Funeral Home, Sunday, December 28, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with Knights of Columbus prayer service at 8 p.m. A celebration will be held in Holy Rosary Church in Westmount on Monday December 29 at 11 a.m. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Association or to Holy Rosary Parish.
BRAITHWAITE, Vernol E., Sr. "Vern"
February 20, 1921-December 24, 2008. Born in Sydney, Cape Breton to Charles Braithwaite of Barbados, and Mary (Beeso) Braithwaite of Newfoundland. Upon the deaths of both parents at a very young age, he was raised in Whitney Pier by George, and Ada Ruck: also originally from Barbados. After graduating from Sydney Academy he worked for a time in the Coke Ovens of the Sydney Steel Plant. During the Second World War he served in the Royal Canadian Army, then devoted the rest of his life to The Royal Canadian Legion. He was President of William Hall VC Branch 57; for many, many, years; and along with his wife, Phyllis was very active in the Remembrance Day Poppy Fund; year after year. In his early years in Halifax, he operated a grocery store, and was often involved in sports, (softball) and other community affairs. He was also involved in, and instrumental to; many political campaigns and aspirants. Mr. Braithwaite was predeceased by brothers; Winston, Lionel, Calvin, and Arthur Ruck; sister, Eva Lee, all originally of Sydney, Cape Breton; daughters, Fern Braithwaite, and Doreen Allison. Mr. Braithwaite was patriarch of a large and loving family, and is survived by a loving wife of 64 years, Phyllis (Downey) Braithwaite, of Halifax; loving sons, Vernol Jr., Vancouver, B.C.; Darrell, Halifax; Randy, Ottawa; Rodger, Winnipeg. Loving Daughters; Cynthia, Boston, Phyllis, Vancouver, B.C.; Darlene, Ottawa; Verna, Calgary, Alta. and granddaughter/daughter, Rosalind, Boston, Mass., numerous loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a great-great grandson. Many loving nieces, and nephews, Lees, Rucks, and Downeys; cousin/nephew, Roland Callender; daughters-in- law, Heather, (Vernol) Patricia, (Randy) Debbie, (Roger); son-in-law, Melbourne, (Cynthia); sisters-in-law, Ardith Downey, Birley Downey and Evelyn Lindstrom; brothers-in-law, Billy, Donnie, Bobby, Graham, David, and Vernon Downey. Mr. Braithwaite was widely respected in the Black Community, in Legion circles, and the community at large. He will be greatly missed by his loved ones. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday January 3, 2009, in The Cornwallis Street Baptist Church. 5457 Cornwallis Street, Halifax. Visitation in Cruikshank's Funeral Home 2032 Robie Street. (423-7295), Jan 2, 2009, 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. "Praise The Lord."
LOHNES, Bonita Brucine "Bonnie"
Halifax, passed away on December 24, 2008. Born in 1927, in White Plains, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Bruce and Daisy Webber. Bonnie had a happy childhood with her brothers and she enjoyed large family picnics and ice skating on the frozen basin with her friends in the winter. She later worked with the Department of Education, Film Library after graduating from Miss Murphy's Business College, Halifax. She met the love of her life, Arnold William Lohnes, also of Chester Basin. They married in 1952 and began their life together in the then new mining town of Val'Dor, Que. Returning to Nova Scotia, Bonnie and Arnold settled in Halifax and raised their son, Ashley in Green Acres Subdivision in Spryfield and were fortunate enough to spend summers at their modest cottage on beautiful Lake Mush-A-Mush, Lunenburg Co. Bonnie was an active and contributing member of Emmanuel Anglican Parish Spryfield and in the Anglican Mother's Union organization and she made many good friends both at home and afar as a result. Bonnie especially enjoyed her Mother's Union trips to Victoria, B.C. and London, England. In later life, Bonnie studied once again and became a licensed Anglican lay-reader, helping many at the parish with sound advice, kind deeds and heartfelt prayers. Her positive attitude, traditional hospitality and kindness to everyone will be remembered by all who knew her. She is survived by her son, Ashley (Nancy Eisener), Portuguese Cove. She was predeceased by brothers, Cameron, Graham, Budrick and Wendell. Arrangements are under the care and direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield (477-5601), where visitation will be held on Sunday, December 28 from 2-4 p.m. Funeral service will be held Monday, December 29 at 2 p.m. in Emmanuel Anglican Church, with Rev. Diana Brett-Frye as celebrant. Private family interment to take place in Chester Basin. Donations in memory of Bonnie may be made to Emmanuel Anglican Church, Spryfield.
CROSS, Clyde Ernest
88, Dartmouth, passed away December 25, 2008 at home. Born in Dartmouth he was a son of the late William and Lillian (Ward) Cross. Clyde was very proud of his work as a sail maker with HMC Dockyard, retiring in 1979 after 35 years of service. Clyde was also very proud of his vegetable garden, which grew to the point where he gave more away than he kept for himself. He was a very loving husband, father and grandfather and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Violet (Blank); sons, Denton "Denny" (Sandra), Cow Bay; grandchildren, Wayne William, Edmonton, Alta.; Matthew Clyde, Edmonton; Daniel Denton, Cow Bay as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Arthur, Roy and Owen; sister, Emma, as well as his niece, Barb LaPierre. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Private family service will be held on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Port Wallis United Church. special thank you to Dr. Robert and Judy Oliver, VON Nurses, especially Christa Quinn as well as Joanne Lockhart who took such great care of Dad.
CLANNON, Matilda Mary "Mam"
91, Lower L'Ardoise, Richmond Co., passed away suddenly December 25, 2008, in Holy Guardian Angels Church in L'Ardoise. Born in Lower L'Ardoise, she was the daughter of James R. and Mary Jane (Sampson) Mombourquette. She was a devoted member of Holy Guardian Angels Parish and had a strong belief and faith in St. Anne, having just completed her 27th pilgrimage to the Shrine in July. She will be sadly missed by her family who were the centre of her life; sons, Thomas (Cecclia), Dartmouth; Robert "Bobby", Lower L'Ardoise; daughters, Rose Raney, Halifax; Marie (Mannie) Mombourquette, Lower L'Ardoise; Barbara Ann (Tony) Arcand, Ottawa; grandchildren, Perry, Byron, Tilda, Rosetta, Gregory, Carolyn, Gerard, Gerald, Christopher, Kevin, Adam and Thomas; great-grandchildren, Amanda, Corey, Shanel, William, Andrew, Isaac, Gavin and Fox; many nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving member of her family. She was predeceased by husband, Thomas; sisters, Evangeline Martell, Victoria Mariner, Mary Slate and brothers, Henry, William, Billy, Francis, Isaac and two grandchildren in infancy. Visitation will be in Holy Guardian Angels Parish Funeral Home on Sunday, December 28 from 2-9 p.m., Monday 10-12 a.m. Funeral mass will be held in Holy Guardian Angels Church on Monday, December 29 at 2:30 p.m., Father Barrett Clare-Johnson officiating. Family flowers only please. Donations may be made to the L'Ardoise Volunteer Fire Dept. or Dr. Kingston Memorial Clinic. Arrangements are under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home.
KEDDY, Morton Edward "Ed"
75. It is with sadness the family of Ed announces his passing in the Veterans' Unit of Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Middleton, on Tuesday, December 23, 2008. Born October 2, 1933, in Halifax, he was a son of the late J. Abbie and Pearl (Simpson) Keddy. Ed grew up in Armdale. He was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Corp of Signals. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict (the forgotten War, where over 500 Canadians were killed and over 3000 Canadians were wounded). He also served in the Middle East, Europe, as well as various places in Canada. After 33 years in the military, Ed retired. He then owned and operated "The Powerhouse" in Wilmot for a number of years. Ed's passions were hunting, fishing and flying small aircraft. He also loved singing with the Annapolis Men's Group. Ed is survived by his wife, the former Shirley Baker; daughters, Donna, Halifax and Cynthia Anne (Joe Sloan), Aylesford Lake; grandchildren, Julie (Peter Marshall), Jenny (Simon Tsang), Joe Sloan Jr. and Joshua Hum; great-grandchildren, Bethany, Madison, Hanna and Summer; brother, Allan (Carol), Brechin, Ont.; sisters, Margaret, Dartmouth and Brenda, Orillia, Ont.; nephew, Paul; nieces, Lynda and Kathy; aunt, Margaret Gammon; god daughter, Cathy and many dear cousins in Nova Scotia and Ontario, as well as many dear friends who are also considered family. He was predeceased by sister, Winnifred and sister-in-law, Marguerite. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service for the celebration of Ed's life will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 28, in Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448, Pastor Herb Townsend officiating. The service will begin with a Legion Tribute conducted by Kingston Branch No. 98, Royal Canadian Legion. Private interment will take place in Tremont Cemetery at a later date. By request, family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or charity of choice.