BREEN (Anthony), Edith
72, of Halifax, passed away peacefully at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, December 21, 2008. She was born November 29, 1936, in Halifax to the late Alfred (Taffy) and Verda Anthony. She was survived by husband, Hughie Breen, Halifax; sons, Garnet Arnold (Patricia), Ontario; Kim Arnold (Cindy), Victoria, B.C.; Wade Arnold, Halifax, Shawn Arnold, Wellington; granddaughters, Tanya Chevrier (Steve), Lantz; Angela Arnold, Ontario; grandsons, Robert and Clinton Arnold, Victoria, B.C.; great-granddaughter, Rhylie Darcy, Ontario. She was predeceased by her parents, Alfred (Taffy) and Verda Anthony and brother, Murray Anthony. The family would like to send an extended thank you to the nurses and doctors in the dialysis unit, as well as the QEII. In lieu of flowers and cards please make donation the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
NICKERSON, Madalyn Lucille
92, Tidal View Manor, Yarmouth, formerly of Wood's Harbour, passed away on December 23, 2008, in the Manor. Born in Wood's Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Maurice and Sadie (Stoddard) Goreham. She was a member of Calvary United Baptist Church; member of the Balmoral Rebekah Lodge Branch 39; member of the Do For Others Club and did volunteer work for the Red Cross and C.N.I.B. She is survived by sisters, Rachel Goreham and Beatrice Adams, both of Wood's Harbour; special nephew, Maurice Goreham. She was predeceased by husband, Stuart; brothers, Alva, Arthur, Blanchard; sister, Madalyn in infancy. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m., 7-9 p.m., Saturday in H. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Barrington. Funeral will be 2 p.m., Sunday, in Calvary United Baptist Church, Wood's Harbour, Pastor Phil Williams officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Wood's Harbour. Memorial donations may be made to the Balmoral Rebekah Lodge, the Do For Others Club or charity of your choice.
LEONARD, Harold "Darrell"
76, Moncton, N.B., and Halifax, passed away suddenly on December 21, 2008. He had been a resident of W. LeBlanc Special Care Home in Salisubry, N.B. for several months. He was a son of the late John Harold and Marion (Wheaton) Leonard. He is survived by sisters, Jean Powley, Regina, Sask., and Lynn Partridge of Lower Sackville; brothers, Donald (Elaine) Fredericton, N.B.; Alden (Luella), Middle Sackville; six nieces and three nephews. He was predeceased by brother-in-law, Al Powley and nephews, Ricky and Steven. Darrell was an avid golfer and past member of Ashburn Golf Club. We hope that he has perfected his swing and is breaking par on a Heavenly court. He will always be fondly remembered. His remains have been entrusted to the care of Salisbury Funeral Home in New Brunswick for cremation, with funeral service to be held in Nova Scotia at a later date, followed by burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville.
BAKER, Earle Frederick "Fred"
It is with deep sadness that we announce Fred's passing on December 21, 2008. Fred left this world peacefully at his home in Ship Harbour with his wife, Edna and son, David at his side. We both loved him dearly and will always cherish every moment we were together. Fred was born in Isaac's Harbour on January 22, 1932, and was a son of the late Christena (Cameron) and MacKay MacMillan. He spent his working years in Ontario. He retired from White Hall Laboratories in 1988, at which time he moved back to his beloved Nova Scotia to live by the ocean. He is survived by his sisters, Jean Jack, New Glasgow; Helen Wright, London, Ont.; Christena Sangster, Dartmouth; Phyllis Keith, Isaac's Harbour; Judy (Jack) Matthews, Cole Harbour. Beside his parents he was predeceased by his brothers, MacLean and Danny. Cremation has taken place and, at Fred's request, there will be no funeral or memorial service. Special thanks to the home care nurses of Musquodoboit Harbour for their care and compassion during his long illness.
DUNKIN, Elena Marie
97, Halifax, passed away Sunday, December 21, 2008, at home. Born in Napanee, Ont., she was a daughter of the late Thomas Egerton Russell and Mary Van Koughnett. Marie was a life member of UCW Bethany United Church and volunteer with IWK Health Centre for 30 years; also YWCA, and Red Cross. She is survived by husband of 73 years, James Mack Dunkin; sons, T. Brad (Millie), Halifax; J. Chris (Pamela), Coffs Harbour, Australia; J. Russell (Elaine), Vancouver, B.C.; grandchildren, Melanie (Patrick), Sandra (Alistair), Holly (Jonathan) and Erin (Paddy); great-grandchild, Little Mack; many nieces and nephews. Marie was predeceased by sisters, Lulu Buell and Juanita; brothers, Jim, Frank, George, Harry, and Roy. No visitation by request. Memorial service to be announced. Rev. Vincent Ihasz officiating. Private family service in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethany United Church or charity of choice. Marie was an avid golfer and swimmer and also a very enthusiastic bridge player. She had a great sense of humour. She loved to travel to many places in Europe, the United States, Australia, British Isles, etc. Marie will be sadly missed by her family and many friends.
BALDWIN (Britten), Kathleen Mary Margaret "Kaye"
Auntie Kaye's story has ended the way she lived her life, with zest. She died on December 26, 2008, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. She was born in Halifax to James and Mary Britten on February 10, 1922. Kathleen was predeceased by her brother, James Britten (Ottawa, Ont.); and her stepsister, Gert Thorne (Montreal, Que.). She is survived by her brother, John Britten, Halifax; and daughter, Diane, Toronto, Ont. She will be sadly missed by her extended families in Halifax, Ottawa, Ont., and Calgary, Alta. Kathleen always enjoyed a good chat and laughter. Her joy of life was best expressed when in the presence of young children. Kathleen's working career had many facets. She worked at Moir's, the Bank of Montreal, and the Mapping and Charting Division in the Dockyard. Kay exuded a feisty attitude towards life. Her love of food and conversation allowed her to enjoy many friendships. She actively participated in programs at the Scotia Branch Legion, The Birches Nursing Home, Musquodoboit Harbour, and Parkstone Nursing Home. Her fondest reflections were times with family and friends. Special thanks to all the staff of the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, 4.2, and Parkstone Mount Lane for their care, compassion, and laughter. Visitation is on Monday, December 29, from 7-9 p.m., and Tuesday, December 30, from 2-4 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Homes, 6552 Bayers Rd., with funeral service to follow, Father Duncan McMaster officiating. Interment will be at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the IWK Health Care Foundation.
BRUCE, Lynda Jean Lesley
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Lynda Bruce on December 24, 2008. Lynda was born in East Walton on November 15th, 1948, and was a daughter of Cora (Huntley) and the late Aubrey Bruce. She devoted much of her life to raising her daughters, as well as volunteering as a figure skating judge and belonging to various community organizations. She was also an artist, having painted many oil canvases that adorned the walls of friends and family over the years. Lynda was an avid sportsfan, particularly enjoying curling, bull riding, and figure skating. She is survived by her daughters, Joanna (Jeff) Cox, Bedford and Heather (Trevor )Burton, Auburn; grandsons, Kevin and Bradley Cox and granddaughters, Cara and Lily Burton; brothers, Kenny (Marion), Sackville; Kendall (Sandi), Bedford and Kevin (Rebecca), Lake Echo, as well as several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in the J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Hwy. 215, Summerville on Sunday, December 28 at 2 p.m., with interment of ashes in the Tennecape Cemetery, Tennecape. Family flowers only. Donations in Lynda's name may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia, Canadian Cancer Society, or the IWK Health Centre Foundation. A special thanks to the wonderful nurses on 7.3 and in the Emergency Department of the QEII Health Sciences Center. Arrangements entrusted to the compassionate care of J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Hwy 215, Summerville, Hants Co. 1-902-633-2431. E-mail condolences to: firstname.lastname@example.org "Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glint of snow, I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle morning rain. And when you wake in the morning's hush, I am the sweet, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die." - Mary Frye
FRASER, Carol Viola
71, of Truro, passed away on December 24, 2008, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Lockeport, she was a daughter of the late John and Kathleen (Locke) Buchanan. Carol was a long-time member of First Baptist Church in Truro. A dedicated teacher, she taught in Truro Junior High School for 25 years. Carol is survived by her devoted husband of 51 years, Donald R. Fraser; sisters, Valerie (Ronald) Wolfe, West Port LeHebert; Patricia (Bill) Copeland, Dover, N.H.; Mary Stuart, Lydgate; brothers, Allen (Marilyn) Buchanan, Onslow Mountain; David (Mayola) Buchanan, Lockeport. She will also be greatly missed by many cousins and friends. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 28, from 7-9 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Funeral service will be held on Monday, December 29, at 2 p.m. in First Baptist Church, 759 Prince St., Truro, with Rev. Andy Crowell officiating. Reception to follow in Memorial Hall. Interment at a later date in Bible Hill Cemetery. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory may be made to Colchester Regional Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice. A special thank-you is extended to the staff of the VG Site, QEII, and Colchester Regional Hospital, for their wonderful care and compassion.
TAPLIN, Bernard "Skip"
68, died December 24, 2008, of cancer in the VG Site, QEII, 7th floor, Palliative Care. He was a son of the late Arthur and Mary Taplin. He was formerly employed with the federal government and after retiring, worked as a crossing guard on Mumford Road and was known to the children as "Mr. T.". He is survived by sister, Linda (Ian) Collins, Fredericton, N.B.; sister-in-law, Nora Taplin, Halifax. He was predeceased by brother, Jack; sister, Kathleen (in infancy). Cremation to take place with no funeral or service as per his wishes. Donations to be made to Palliative Care 7A, 7th Floor, the VG Site, QEII, Halifax, N.S. in his memory.
SINGER, Donald Wayne
71, Lower Sackville, formally of North Noel Road, passed away so peacefully to a better place after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was the eldest son of the late Ruth Collier of Halifax. Don was a welder at Dexter Construction at the time of his death. Don's passions in life were hunting and fishing starting at a very young age. He especially liked to go to his best friend's Bill Penny's camp on the Eastern Shore where many tall tales were told. He also liked to go to his own camp in Stewiacke at Clint Mathiews' Dairy farm from where he hunted with his young buddy, Evan Mathiews and enjoyed it so much. Don leaves behind his wife of 44 years, Judy (Whitford); daughter, Karen and son, Paul (Renee); sisters, Gwen (Eldie) Richard, Debbie Collier; brother, David (Marilyn) and many nieces and nephews, especially our niece, Catherine, who called so often and lent an ear. Thanks Catherine. Don also leaves behind his beloved canine friend, "Jack" who knew Don was sick and acted accordingly. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. No visitation at Don's request. Memorial service to be held 11 a.m., Saturday, January 3, 2009, in St. Francis by the Lakes, 192 First Lake Drive, Lower Sackville, Rev. Mark Kingsbury officiating. Reception to follow in church hall. Family Flowers only. Donations may be made to War Amps of Nova Scotia or the Victorian Order of Nurses of greater Halifax.
HENDERSON, Vera Bernice
87, Camden, passed away in Val's Rest Home, Hilden, on Wednesday, December 24, 2008. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Lucy (Sutherland) Bailey. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Vera cooked with her mother at an early age at logging camps. She also worked at Eastern Hat and Cap Factory, Truro. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, quilting, reading, dancing, but most of all enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a member of the Harmony Camden United Church. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Parker; son, Matthew; daughter, Linda; sisters, Della (Bill) Hillman, Jean (Lewis) Delaney, Verna; brothers, Claude, Ellis (Dorothy), Merlin; stepfather, Daniel MacKay. She is survived by son, John (Janet), Wentzell's Lake; daughter, Heather (David) Tooker, Camden; grandchildren, Aaron (Susan), Brad Tooker, Adrian Henderson; great-grandchildren, Rachel, Bridgit and Shelby Tooker; sister-in-law, Ruby Jennings, London, Ont.; brothers-in-law, Ralph Henderson, Camden; Claude Lynds, Pictou Road, Truro; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held 2-4 p.m. today, and funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, December 27, all in Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro, Rev. Sue King-Darby officiating, with a reception to follow in the funeral home. Spring interment will be held in Camden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Harmony Camden United Church, Camden Cemetery or to a charity of your choice.
DAVIS, Margaret Joan
95, Gentle Care Nursing Home, Yarmouth, formerly of Dartmouth, died peacefully on December 22, 2008, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Lower Ohio, Shelburne Co., on January 25, 1913, she was a daughter of the late Murray Covey and Myrtle Harris. She was a long-time member of Stairs Memorial United church, Dartmouth. Surviving are son, John D. (Ruth), Yarmouth; daughter-in-law, Dorothy Haartman, Hamilton, Ont.; grandchildren, Patrick, Jennifer, Michael, Sam, Ehren, Sara and Nicholas; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Sam; son, David; brothers, Cecil, Richard and Horace; sisters, Blanche and Ethel. The remains are resting in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth, where the funeral service will be held Saturday, December 27 at 1 p.m., Rev. Leslie Robinson officiating. No visitation by request of the family. Interment will take place in Riverdale Cemetery, Riverhead, Shelburne Co. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
DELANEY (Smith), Patricia "Kim"
41, Pembroke, Yarmouth Co., passed away on December 22, 2008, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born on December 21, 1967, in Yarmouth, she was a daughter of Willis Smith and Patricia (LeBlanc) Smith Goodwin. Kim was a secretary at Yarmouth Town Hall. She enjoyed doing needle point. She was very devoted to her husband, Brian Delaney; mother, Patricia Goodwin, Yarmouth; daughter, Kristy Lynn Delaney; brothers, Larry (Myra) Smith, Lower Eel Brook; Greg Smith, Vancouver Island; Wade Smith, Wyman Road; Brian (Donna) Smith, Wedgeport; Blair Smith, Yarmouth; father-in-law, Vaughn Delaney; mother-in-law, Alberta Delaney; brother-in-law, Paul (Shelley) Delaney, Richmond Road; sister-in-law, Karen (Shane) Morton, Salmon River; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sister, Deborah Ann Clark and her father, Willis Smith. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth. There will be no visiting hours by request of the family. Memorial service will be held Sunday, December 28, at 3 p.m. in Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. A.D. "Bill" Newell officiating. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Yarmouth Hospital, Oncology Unit, Tri-County Victorian Order of Nurses or Canadian Cancer Society.