LANGILLE, Keith C. "Timer"
81, of Parrsboro, passed away Thursday, December 25, 2008, in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Percy and Faye (Fulton) Langille. He is survived by daughter, Patti Tibbetts (Mark), Amherst; sister, Jane Thomas (Steve), St. Louis, Mo.; four grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Marguerite Legere; stepson, Brian Legere; brothers, Hollie, Harlow. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro, where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
OLIVER, Janet Ann
58. It is with great sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of our wife, mother, sister and sister-in-law, at her home in Lower Sackville on December 25, 2008. Janet was born on February 20, 1950, in Saint John, N.B. She was a daughter of the late Thomas Chesworth and Elizabeth Williams (of Saint John). Janet was predeceased by her infant daughter and survived by her husband, David Oliver; sons, Jeremy (Kaylan) Hiltz and Peter (Michelle) Hiltz, Lower Sackville; sisters, Pamela (Dean) Mundee, Fredericton, N.B.; Nancy Chesworth, Halifax and brother, Thomas (Sandra) Chesworth, Saint John, N.B.; nieces, Heather Mundee, Meaghan Chesworth; nephews, Gregory Weir, Jeffery Mundee and Christopher Chesworth. Visitation to be held 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 28, in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, 527 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Funeral service to be held on Monday, December 29, at 2 p.m. in Sackville Baptist Church. Interment to be held in Pinehill Cemetery, Chester, at a later date. Donations in memory may be sent to Canadian Cancer Society.
SAVARY, David R.
50, of Tannery Drive, Elmsdale, passed away Thursday, December 25, 2008, at home after a brief illness. Born in Halifax, he was a son of Alfred and Theresa (Brooks) Savary of Halifax. David was employed with Metro Transit as a bus driver for over 30 years and a member of the Local 508 CUPE. He took great pride in his children, was a coach with the East Hants Soccer Association, and was an avid gardener. He is survived by his wife, Janet; daughter, Lauren; sons, Eric and Noah; brothers, Bob (Nancy), Charlie (Judy), Don (Jo Ann), Ken (JoAnn), Tom (Kathy), Art (Susan); sisters, Peg (Ralph), Geri (David), Donna (Steve), Cathy (David); many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by grandfathers, William Brooks and Charles Savary and mother-in-law, Kathleen Snow. Visitation Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, both in Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. Cremation has taken place. A spring burial will take place in Sandy Hill Cemetery, Belnan. Donations may be made to The Lupus Society of Nova Scotia or Colchester East Hants Palliative Care.
LEGGAT (Limpert), Stephanie
56, of Halifax, passed away peacefully in QEII Health Sciences Centre, December 24, 2008. She was born December 1, 1952, in Red Deer, Alta., to the late Leonard and Ann (Murphy) Limpert. She is survived by husband, Michael and son, Alex; brother, Len (Ann) Limpert, Truro; and sister, Elaine (Bill) McNamara, Whiteside. She was predeceased by sons, Robbie and Matthew. She will be remembered as having an outgoing personality with lots of energy and a great smile. Stephanie worked for over 30 years with National Defence at HMCS Dockyard. She had a lifelong love of horses. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Family will receive friends Monday, from 6-8 p.m. Her memorial service will be held Tuesday, December 30, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.
DOYLE, Barry - 41, passed away suddenly at home. He was the beloved son of the late Brian and Jane Doyle and dear stepson of Frances Doyle. He was an outstanding soul mate, best friend, and devoted husband of Andrea Stokes. He was a dedicated, proud, and adored father of two spectacular and beautiful daughters. Tallie and Jaime. He is also survived by Brian Doyle, for whom he was a dear brother. He will be greatly missed by the Stokes family, many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and colleagues. Friends may pay respects in the Beechwood Memorial Centre at Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Ave., Ottawa, Ont., 613-741-9530, on Monday, December 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, December 23 at 10 a.m. in the Sacred Space of the Beechwood National Memorial Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations to Doctors Without Borders or War Child would be appreciated.
DICKIE, Marion Estelle
77, River Street, Stellarton, died Sunday, December 14, 2008, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Riverton, Pictou Co., she was a daughter of the late Chalmers and Della (Corbett) MacKay. Marion was a resident of Stellarton all of her life where she as an adherent of Sharon St. John United Church. Surviving are daughters, Cathy (Stephen) Nickerson, Westville; Mildred (David) Scott, Lower Sackville; granddaughters, Stephanie and Lovetta; brothers, Doug (June), Riverton; Wilbur, Stellarton; sister, Joyce Peterson, Waterville. She was predeceased by her husband, Guy Dickie. Cremation to take place. The family will receive visitors from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton where a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday with Captain Jim Sinclair officiating. Burial of ashes will take place in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Marion may be made to Parkinson's Society of Canada, Maritime Region.
WHITTLE, Perry Victor
66, Truro, passed away peacefully December 16, 2008, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born October 29, 1942, in Kentville, he was a son of the late Clarice (Whittle) Penny and the late Perry Whittle. Perry spent 11 years in the RCAF as military police, stationed in Germany, France and Greenwood. Following this, he became involved in finance and car sales. For the past 14 years he was a salesman at Vantage Motors promoting Volkswagon to anyone who would listen. Music was a constant throughout his life from the early age of 15 when he watched Dutchie Mason's Band in Kentville and went home to practice until the next event. He played in bands in Europe and Nova Scotia. The last band he played lead guitar with was Common People (CPR) who were like brothers to him. Sports were also a big part of his life both as a player and spectator. Hockey, trout fishing, and golf were his favourite pastimes. He only took up golf when the trout got scarce and enjoyed immensely the golf trips to Florida the past six years. He will be greatly missed by good friend, Jed Ritcey, who was a long time coffee and hockey buddy. They enjoyed their daily Tim Hortons while bantering about their dueling hockey teams - Perry's being Toronto Maple Leafs and Jed's being Montreal Canadians. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Brenda (Brenton); children, Morgan Whittle, Truro; Wendy Alexapoulous, Burlington, Ont.; Ron (Gisele), Grimsby, Ont.; stepsons, Wade (Vicki) Miller, Stewiacke East; Darren (Anita) Miller, Shortt's Lake; six grandchildren; sister, Pat (Gerry) Chamberlain, Greenwood; many in-laws, nieces and nephews; stepmother, Betty Whittle, Amherst; half- sister, Jayne Whittle, Amherst. Perry will also be sadly missed by the family pet, Chloe. He was predeceased by brothers-in-law, Darrell Gallery, Jack Spindler; half- brother, Bill Whittle. A special thank you is extended to Dr. David Henderson and Lisa Wilson who took such great care of her "Rock Star" - a truly wonderful team! Also thank you to Rev. Larry Harrison and the staff of 4-south for their kindness and consideration. Cremation has taken place, visitation will be held on Friday, December 19 from 6-9 p.m., memorial service on Saturday, December 20 at 2 p.m., both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, with Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. Interment will take place at a later date as per Perry's wishes. Family flowers only. Donations in his memory may be made to Colchester Regional Hospital Palliative Care or Caring For Cancer Patients.
GRUNDY, Lexi Jade
16, of Bridgetown formerly of Salt Spring Island, B.C., Lexi went to heaven December 24, 2008, from the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, our little angel now has her wings. Born in Rimby, Alta. she was the daughter of Michael and Angela (Brown) Grundy. Lexi's sweet soul and kind heart touched everybody she knew very deeply. She had a great love for her sisters and her mom and dad. Lexi recently found another great love and that was Andrew. Lexi loved her kitty Endora and would play for hours with her. Lexi also had some very close friends that will deeply feel her absence. Along with her grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Lexi loved life and everything about it. Besides her parents, she is survived by sisters, Brittany, Salt Spring Island, B.C.; Chanel and Mikhaela, both at home; patenal grandparents, Tom and Judy Grundy, of Salt Spring Island, B.C.; maternal grandmothers, Eve Brown, Edmonton; Bernice Brown, Alberta. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday with Rev. Barry Aitken officiating, both from the Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Bridgetown. Donations in Lexi's memory may be sent to the Neuro Surgery Unit at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax.
"We will love you forever and always. You will always be with us."
MacDONALD, George Melvin
62, Chester, passed away at home on December 23, 2008. George was the son of John J. MacDonald, New Germany, and the late Mildred MacDonald. George started his career in Social Work at Family and Children's Services in Windsor and in 1973 began working in Halifax as a Juvenile Probation Officer until his retirement. His passion for sports and kids kept him involved in many community organizations He coached hockey at various levels, was a past president of Chester Ravens Junior B Hockey Team and also served on the Nova Scotia Minor Hockey Council. He spent many years as Junior Development Coordinator of the Chester Gold Course and was a past member of the Chester Curling Club. He also coached soccer in the Chester District Soccer Association for a few years. He played hockey for the Chester Basin Flyers and Chester Old-timers Hockey. He was an avid softball player having played for Fox Point Keiths, Lionshead Tavern, Midtown Tavern, Chester Reddens Raiders and a Senior B team out of Windsor. He is survived by daughter, Sherri (Fred) MacEwan, New Glasgow; son, Jeff (Christina) MacDonald, Montreal, Que.; his much loved grandchildren, Emma and Mason; brothers, Duncan (Sue), Eric (Mary), John (Pam) all of Chester; sisters, Linda Zinck, Bridgewater; Debbie (Kim) Woodroofe, Midge (Eugene) Bond, both of Chester. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Sunday, December 28 from 1-4 p.m. in Davis Funeral Home in Chester. A funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Father Jim McCorriston officiating. Interment will be at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Pro Kids c/o Chester Recreation Dept. or the Eleanor Pew Morris Memorial Arena.
MURRAY, William Grant
74, Thorburn, passed away Monday December 22, 2008. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Fred and Ella Murray. He lived in Avondale, Broadway and Pinetree before moving to Thorburn. He is survived by his wife, Mary (Langille); sons, David, Dartmouth; Donald (Joan), Onslow; daughter, Sylvia, Onslow, and two grandsons; sister, Mae. He was predeceased by his sons, Darrell and Dwight; sisters, Jean and Charlotte (Peg Robinson), and brother Jim. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at Murray Point Cemetery in the spring. Services are under the direction of Eagles Funeral Home, Westville.
ELLIOTT, Ronald Graham
61, Spa Springs, passed away suddenly at home December 22, 2008. Born in Spa Springs, Ron was a son of the late Matthew R. Elliott and the late Mona B. Saunders. He is survived by his sisters, Marian (Tom) Arthurs, Greenwood; Elizabeth (Ross) King, Meadowvale; brothers Murray (Carole) Elliott, Cole Harbour; Vaughn (Rose) Elliott, Nictaux; Gerald (Noreen) Elliott, Middleton; Dale (Pat) Elliott, Nictaux. Ron began his career in medicine with the RCAF and then went on to further his training as an RN and worked around the world before settling in Halifax where he worked for many years before officially retiring from the QEII. Ron loved life and traveled far. He will be sorrowfully missed by many. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Ron's life will be held Saturday, January 24, at 2 p.m., in Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448, Rev. Danny Smith officiating. Interment will be in North Kingston Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
MARTIN, Terrence Francis
65, of Halifax, passed away December 21, 2008, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Daniel and Mary (Lavers) Martin. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, December 28, in Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Monday, December 29, in St. Mary's Basilica Catholic Church. Father Paul Morris will be officiating. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven cemetery. Donations may be made to Metro Turning Point.