80, of Reservoir Street, Westville, formerly of Foster Avenue, Stellarton, passed away on Monday, December 22, 2008, in Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in Thorburn, she was a daughter of the late James and Mary Ann (MacLean) Ellsworth. She was a member of the Church of the Holy Name, Westville, with her faith being very important to her. She was a very musical person, playing the piano and a talented singer, and also enjoyed old time dancing. She will be sadly missed by her husband, Mearl; son Leo, Westville; special nephew, Donnie MacIsaac, Sydney; special niece, Chantal Martin, Stellarton; and several other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Leo Ellsworth; sisters, Eleanor MacIsaac, Ann Gamage, Florence Rizzotti, Margaret Ellsworth, Trudy Grant, Irene Detromont; and special nephew, Mark Jordan. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends Monday from 7-9 p.m. in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Her memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 30 in Eagles Funeral Chapel. Donations in her memory may be made to Glen Haven Manor.
REINHARDT, Marguerite Selena
94, Broad Cove, Lunenburg Co., passed away on Tuesday, December 23, 2008, in Hillside Pines Nursing Home, Bridgewater, where she had been residing. Born in Broad Cove, she was a daughter of the late Archibald and Minnie (Wentzell) Teal. She was a member of St. Matthew's United Church, member of WA and Choir member, Rebekah Lodge, Women's Institute and Beachcombers Seniors Group. For several years, she and her husband owned and operated Reinhardt's General Store, Broad Cove. Surviving are her son-in-law, Keith; granddaughters, Wendy Wade, Judy (Andre), Paula, all of Halifax; sister, Shirley Smith, Broad Cove; brother-in-law, Lawrence Bolivar, Crescent Beach. She was predeceased by her husband, Homer; daughter, Diana Wade; sisters, Jessie Teal, Pauline Teal, Doris Teal; brothers, Emerson, Carl, Charles, Russell, Keith. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m., Saturday, December 27, in Sweeny's Funeral Chapel, Bridgewater, with service to follow at 11 a.m., Rev. Vivian Moores officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Broad Cove. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or Hillside Pines Nursing Home.
MAH (Hoadley), Donna
52, Halifax, formerly of Lakeside and Mill Cove. Donna is survived by her husband, Roy Mah, Halifax; parents, Richard Hoadley Sr. and Stella (Shea) Hoadley, Timberlea; son, Ryan DeJong, Mill Cove; daughter, Jordan DeJong, Halifax; son, Austin Mah, Halifax; daughters Shelley Mah, Halifax; Tracy Mah, Halifax; brothers, Richard (Kim) Hoadley, Beechville; Jim (Susan) Hoadley, Upper Tantallon; Mark (Kathy) Hoadley, Halifax; sister, Heidi (David) Shanks, Lakeside and several special nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as, many friends who all meant the world to her. Donna, surrounded by her loving family, lost her courageous battle with illness at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Among her many wonderful qualities, the ones that most stood out were her strength, compassion and amazing sense of humour, of which she was able to share with family and friends even during her recent illness. Her artistic flare, from home decorating, card making and most recently her Rock Art will be treasured by all that were fortunate enough to receive one of her memorable pieces. Family meant everything to Donna, whether attending or hosting a family gathering, regular Sunday dinners or attending soccer games, spending time with her family was very special to her. Recently, her dream of traveling to Europe was fulfilled when she and Roy explored several European countries together. For many years her compassionate nature lead her through a career of grief counseling, helping many people deal with loss and suffering..... there is no doubt that she would know just what to say to help all of us understand and deal with her own passing. She will be forever missed and dearly loved by all those whose lives she has touched. There will be no visitation. The funeral service will be held in St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Parish (Sacred Heart Site), Timberlea on Tuesday, December 30 at 10 a.m. In her memory, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch, Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Liver Foundation, Halifax Chapter, or charity of choice.
MacDONALD, Francis A. "Frankie"
54, Glace Bay, died December 22, 2008, at home. Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of Betty (MacPherson) MacDonald and the late Allan MacDonald. Surviving are wife, Donna (Campbell), Sydney; son, Allan, Glace Bay; daughters, Beth Gillis, Christina Walker, Sydney; brother, Joe Parsons, Glace Bay; grandchildren, Allan, Hailey, Dakota, Dwayne; cousin, Alfie Hart, Glace Bay. Cremation has taken place under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay. No visitation or funeral service. A private burial will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery at a later date.
HUCKLE, James William (CD)
78. It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of our husband, father, grampy, brother and brother-in-law at his home on December 24, 2008, after a lengthy illness. Jim was born on July 11, 1930, in Chatham, Ont. He was a son of the late Muriel Alzina (Young) and George Henry Huckle. His early education was in Wallaceburg, Ont. At the age of 18, he joined the R.C.N. where he served until 1973 leaving with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer. From there, he worked as a civilian at the National Headquarters in Ottawa. Following this he joined the Canadian Frigate Patrol Program in St. John, N.B., for nine years retiring fully in 1993. Jim was a very happy, outgoing individual who had a wonderful sharp mind - excellent in math and computers. He loved woodworking, and remodeling his various homes over the years. He was a avid scuba diver, hunter and skier who started that sport when he was 55. Never afraid of a challenge, he took on the task of raising three teenage stepchildren when he married his second wife, Sue Ann O'Brien, RN, in 1985. He also loved traveling for pleasure with trips to Europe, the Caribbean and Florida. He will forever be missed by his wife, Sue Ann (Conrad) O'Brien-Huckle, RN; his children, daughters, Katherine Fern Higgins (Wayne), Fall River; Cynthia Ann Mohareb (Justin), Milton, Ont.; son, Grantly James Huckle (Peggy), Eastern Passage; sister, Helen Elford Huckle, Innisfil, Ont.; stepdaughters, Kelli Sue O'Brien (Kevin), Mount Forest, Ont.; Tonya Marilyn Thorpe (Kevin), Fergus, Ont.; stepson, Thomas Bradly O'Brien (Laura), Burlington, Ont.; grandchildren, Jennifer Thornton, Nancy Higgins; great-grandchildren, Amber and Paige; stepgrandchildren, Brett, Jesse, Owen, Olivia, Hayley, Taylor, Rachel, all of Ontario; nieces, Ann and Karen; nephew, Bill. He was predeceased by his former wife, Mildred Dorothy MacDonald (1991); daughter, Carolyn Elizabeth (1960); half-brother, Palmer; brother-in-law, Charles Elford. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday December 30, at 2 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home Chapel, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, Rev. Patricia Malin officiating. Reception to follow. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
LAKE, Edward Raymond
67, of Truro, passed away suddenly, Sunday, December 21, 2008, at home. Born in Smithtown, N.B., he was a son of the late James and Emily (Pugsley) Lake. Ed loved to fish and was an agitator at playing crib. He loved to tinker and putter around with things. He enjoyed blue grass music and enjoyed attending blue grass festivals. He is survived by sons, Tony R. (Bonnie), Stephen (Anna), both of Hampton, N.B.; Terry J. (Leanne), Cheverie; Edward "Ted" (Cherie), Damascus, N.B.; brother Harold of Cambridge, Hants Co., sister, Helen Wilcox (Grant), Cambridge, Hants Co.; several grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Arthur, Ronnie; sister, Betty. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 .m. Friday and funeral service Saturday, December 27, at 11 a.m. in Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro, Rev. Burton Hooper will officiate with burial to follow in Highhead Cemetery, Cambridge at 2 p.m. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
STURNEY, Evelyn Doris
Evelyn Doris (Reid) Sturney of Fredericton Junction, N.B., passed away peacefully in White Rapids Manor on December 21, 2008, at the age of 91. Evelyn was born March 1, 1917, in Tracy, N.B. Evelyn is survived by daughter, Doreen (Terry) Pollen, Oromocto, N.B.; sons, Edward, Mississauga, Ont.; Arnold, Whitby, Ont.; and Brian (Bea), Lawrencetown; sisters, Lena Wirkkala, Mass.; Idella Hall, Fredericton, N.B.; Arlene Debaie, Moncton, N.B. and sister-in-law, Lucille Reid; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Eliza (Deyoung) and Arnold Reid; her husband, Charles H. Sturney; brothers, Francis and Roderick Reid; sister-in-law, Edna and daughter-in-law, Jackie. She was a devoted and loving homemaker to her family. Evelyn was a member of St. Andrews Anglican Church, being their organist for nearly 60 years. She was a member of the ACW, Eastern Star Lodge No. 12 and the Gladstone Seniors Club. Relatives and friends are invited to Sunbury Funeral Home, December 26, for visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in St. Andrews Anglican Church on December 27, at 11 a.m. with Bishop George Lemon officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Evelyn can be made to St. Andrews Anglican Church, White Rapids Manor or a charity of your choice. Due to allergies, the family respectfully requests only artificial flowers in Evelyn's memory. Arrangements are in the care of Sunbury Funeral Home, Central Blissville, N.B. (368-2413).
McNEIL, Ronald J. "RJ"
54, Glace Bay, died December 21, 2008. Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late John and Kitty McNeil. Surviving are companion, Lynn MacInnis; sons, Chad, Halifax; Mark, Vancouver, B.C.; Lynn's daughters, Jillian, Natasha, Glace Bay; sister, Frances Kieley, British Columbia; brother, Allan, Ontario; sister-in-law, Marion, Ontario. He was predeceased by sisters, Janice, Marilyn; brothers, John, David; infant brother, Jerome; brothers-in-law, Jerome Poirier, Michael Kieley. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday in Curry's Funeral Home, Glace Bay. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Anne's Church.
DAVIDSON, James Leslie
90, of Mahone Bay/Oakland, passed away December 22, 2008, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late John and Georgina (Williams) Davidson. Growing up Jim was an avid sports enthusiast which lasted throughout his life. He was a past member of the Halifax Junior and Senior Boards of Trade, a long-time member and past president of the Halifax Commercial Club. He was also a member of the Mayflower Curling Club along with his wife, Kaye. Jim worked as a manager for Irving Oil prior to becoming owner/operator of Capitol Motors Automobile Dealership and subsequently Jim Davidson Texaco on the St. Margaret's Bay Road. He is survived by his sons, Jim (Sandra), Bruce (Joan); sister, June Clark, all of Halifax; brother, Eric (Mary) of Berwick; grandchildren, Heather, Susan, Pamela, Natalie and Bradley; great-grandchildren, Andrew and Nicholas. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Kaye; grandson, Stephen; sister, Marjorie and brother, Walter. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Mahone Bay, to be announced. Burial will be in Park Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to a charity of choice.
55, Linden, Cumberland Co., passed away on December 22, 2008, surrounded by family and friends in North Cumberland Memorial Hospital, Pugwash. Born in Ottawa, Barbara was the oldest daughter of Neita (Gallinger) Miller, Portland, Ont., and the late William Miller. Barbara's early years were spent in the Ottawa area, where in 1974 she became a Registered Nurse at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. In 1988, she completed her Bachelor of Nursing at Dalhousie University, and her Diploma in Gerontology at Mount St. Vincent. The majority of Barbara's nursing work over 33 years was with seniors and she enjoyed them immensely! Barbara was married briefly in the 1980's. She gave generously of her time, to volunteer and charity organizations and especially enjoyed her work with the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association of Nova Scotia. Barbara also loved to travel and journeyed to many countries around the world. She would have liked to have done more! Barbara was a good neighbour and friend to many people in the local area. She was known to entertain the neighbourhood children with regular get-togethers and she looked forward to them as much as the children did! Barbara really enjoyed her nieces and nephew too, and had fond memories of their times together, some at the seashore in Nova Scotia and others at their homes in Ontario. Always an important part of Barbara's life were her dogs, first Sooner and now Max and Meg. Those who knew Barbara well knew that she lived her life in a state of gratefulness. A simple "thank you" was never too small for her. Besides her mother she is survived by her sister, Wendy (Philip) Mayhew; her brother, Richard (Eileen) Miller; her sister, Patricia Miller (George Donaldson); nephew, Reid Mayhew; and nieces Brianne and Tyla Miller. Visitation will be held from 7- 9 p.m. Sunday, December 28, in Mundle's Funeral Home, 204 Water St., Pugwash, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 29. Rev. Marilyn Lamb and Rev. Glenn Eason officiating. A reception is to follow in the Linden Community Hall. Burial in Linden Hillside Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory may be made to the Lillian Allbon Cumberland County Animal Shelter or any charity.
MacDONALD (Cleary), Mary Agnes
94, of Highland Drive passed away peacefully in R.K. MacDonald Guest House on December 22, 2008. She was a daughter of Michael and Mary (MacLean) Cleary. Born in Lochaber she was brought up in a large musical family of which she had many fond memories. In 1943, she married Hugh A. MacDonald and from that time on dedicated her life to her family. She was the beloved mother of five children, Monica Boyd, Camilla Boyd, Carole Chisholm, Doug MacDonald and Ann Frances Ouellette, who were all devoted to her. A happy and easy- going woman all her life, Mary continued to enjoy herself in Grace Hall where she received compassionate care, respect and affection. She was predeceased by her husband, Hugh A., and sisters, Ann, Kay, Tat, Rita, Rose; brothers, Bill, Bernie, Joe and Ray, and infant great-granddaughter, Mya June Hayne. She is survived by her sister, Margaret Finch (Dartmouth); sisters-in-law, Mary Vienneau (Halifax), Mary (Bernie) Cleary (Antigonish), Mary (Joe) Cleary (Antigonish); 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 26, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish. The funeral mass will be held in St. Ninian's Catheral at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 27. Donations may be made to R.K. MacDonald Foundation or Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.