COADY (MacKenzie) Shirley Marjorie
Mississauga, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2008, at age 84. Born in Popes Harbour, the daughter of the late Ernest and Evelyn MacKenzie, she is survived by daughter-in-law, Barbara, and granddaughters, Kristin and Kathryn; brother, Arthur (Inez) MacKenzie, and sister, Velda (Burpee) Mason; nieces, Diane LeClerc and Anna MacDonald, and nephew, Scott MacKenzie. Predeceased by husband, Frank, and son, Kevin. She was retired from Revenue Canada of Toronto. Her wit and spirit will be sadly missed by family and friends. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. on Friday, December 26, with prayers at 7:30 p.m. in D.S. Crowell Funeral Home in Sheet Harbour. Funeral service to take place December 27, at 11 a.m. in St. Peters Catholic Church, Father Bruno officiating.
COWIE, Mary Ellen
Halifax, born March 21, 1912, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on December 22, 2008, at the age of 96. She was the daughter of the late Edmund and Ella (Whalen) Mountain. Mary survived the Halifax Explosion thanks to a little mouse. She enjoyed her budgies, knitting, bingo, music, puzzles and loved her sweets and trips. She is survived by sons, Jim (Rowena) MacDonald, Halifax; Alex (Dolly), Sambro Head; Eddy (Sandra), Timberlea and Frank (Dianne), Lower Sackville; daughter-in-law, Patsy. She will be sadly missed by her 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; friends at the Captain Spry Manor and special friends, Pat James and Paul Lynch. She was predeceased by son, Alfred Cowie and sister, Ella Cook. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the nursing staff of 8.3, QEII Health Sciences Centre and a special thanks to Dr. Neuman for her care given to Mary. Arrangements are under the direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield (477-5601) where visitation will be held on Friday, December 26, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 27, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Family flowers only. "Life of the party."
MacCARA, J. Murray
93, of Plainfield, Pictou Co., passed away peacefully in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow on December 24, 2008. Born in Plainfield, he was a son of the late Graham MacCara and Mary (MacKay) (MacCara) Graham. Together with Jean Ross McCara and family, he is survived by sons, Ian (Norma Cock) and Donn; daughters, Mary (David Reid), and Shirley (Andrew Douglas); grandchildren, Kelti MacCara (David Seaby), Kori MacCara, Barton MacCara, Elizabeth Reid, James Reid, Anna-Jean Reid, Emma Reid, Tobias Douglas, Stephen Douglas, Gavin Douglas; great-grandchildren, Janna and Emily Seaby. He is also survived by his brothers, Garnet, Eldon, and Gordon; nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Anne (Ferguson) MacCara; brother, Forbes; sisters, Jean Elliott Ferguson, and Kathleen Higgins; nieces, Marlene Elliott, and Lynn (Monroe) West. A respected member of the community and Elder of Scotsburn United Church, he worked as a woodsman, miner, farmer, and carpenter. Always proud of his farm machinery, he did custom ploughing and baling. In later years he enjoyed working in his well-equipped workshop, where he produced more than 75 grandfather clocks, and literally hundreds of tables, chests, and other pieces of furniture, which are proudly displayed throughout North America. During his lifetime he served as a member of the Pictou County Municipal School Board while the first rural high schools were being built, and was President/Director of Scotsburn Cooperative Services during its period of rapid expansion. He was also a director of the Farmers' Mutual Insurance Company. Visitation will be held 2-4, and 7-9 p.m. Saturday in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral service will take place 2 p.m. Sunday from Scotsburn United Church, with Mary MacDermid officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Scotsburn United Church, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia would be appreciated. Special thanks for the wonderful care of the paramedics, ER & ICU staff of the Aberdeen Hospital, and Dr. Imran Hack, and our minister, Mary MacDermid.
SMEENK, Wilhelmina Bernadina Cecilia
92, Port Hawkesbury, formerly of Kingsville, Inverness Co., died Monday, December 22, 2008, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in Gendringen, Holland, she was a daughter of the late Bernardus Janssen and Josephine Wittenhorst. Wilhelmina was a member of Saint Mary of the Angels Parish, Glendale, and a former member of C.W.L. She is survived by her children, Benny (Theresa) and their daughter, Marjorie (David McNamara); Joseph (Eva) and their children, Tracy (Daniel) Conrad, Robert and Crystal; Billy and his children, Allan, Norman (Rosa), Bernice and Michelle; Anna MacColl, her children, Sandy (Trish), Johanna (Vaughn) McManus; Josephine (Harold) Smith and their children, Sonya (Mike) Carty, Henry (Shelly) and their children, Alicia (Ronald), Christopher (Tracy). Also surviving are nine great-grandchildren. Wilhelmina is the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband, William; brother Wim; sisters, Josephine and Maria and son-in-law, Earl "Billy" MacColl. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, with a vigil service at 2 p.m., both in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Port Hawkesbury, Father Andrew Boyd officiating. Burial in Saint Mary of the Angels Parish Cemetery, Glendale. Family flowers only, please. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Wilhelmina to a charity of choice.
RICE, Bruce Elvin
62, Lake LaRose, Annapolis Co., passed away December 20, 2008, in Annapolis Community Health Center. Born in Annapolis Royal, he was a son of Lorna (Beeler) Rice and the late Walter Rice. He illustrated children's books. Bruce was an electronics technician in CFB Cornwallis and also had his own electronics business. Besides his mother, he is survived by brothers, Brian, Lake LaRose; LeRoy (Donna) of Madison, Ga. and sister, Susan (Tim) Lewis, Brampton, Ont. Visitation will be held 2-4 p.m. today and funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, both in Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal, with Pastor Jack Skafte officiating. Interment will be in St. Mark's Anglican Cemetery, Perotte. Donations in memory may be sent to Canadian Cancer Society.
CRAIG, Gwendolyn J.
Halifax, died December 23, 2008, in Arborstone Enhanced Care. Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late George A. and Katherine (Fraser) MacKay. She attended Sydney Academy and was a graduate of MacDonald College, Quebec. Gwendolyn was a member of Brookland Street Presbyterian Church, Sydney, the Women's Missionary Society and the Bein Breagh Chapter of IODE. When she moved to Moncton in 1947, she was a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, S.J. MacArthur Missionary Group, Beaver Curling Club and a member of Fort Moncton Chapter of IODE. In 1962 she moved with her husband to Halifax and was a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church and later St. David's Presbyterian Church. Gwendolyn was a member of Calvin Missionary Group, Mayflower Curling Club and a former member of Waegwoltic Club. She was predeceased by her husband, George H. Craig. She is survived by her son, George David and daughter-in-law, Margaret and daughter, Katherine Jean and son-in-law, James W. Kennedy; grandchildren, J. Craig Kennedy and Sarah J. Kennedy; brother, Norman A. MacKay, Burlington, Ont.; nieces, Pamela LeBlanc and Judy Newell; nephews, Brian A. MacKay and Rod MacLellan. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service 2 p.m., Sunday, December 28, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Burial will be in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro, at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, or charity of choice.
ANDERSON, Lorna Mary
82, Herring Cove, died Tuesday, January 6, 2009, in QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in Halifax in 1926, she was the daughter of the late Lorne Anthony and Margaret Mary (Hanrahan) Dempsey. She was predeceased by her loving husband, the late Ronald William Anderson. She will be greatly missed by sons, Stephen (Marion) Anderson and Scott (Kathleen) Anderson, both of Herring Cove; daughters, Louise (Barrie) Collins, Oshawa, Ont; Cheryl (Bernard) Cyr, Shediac Cape, N.B.; Rebecca (Brian) Gray, and Margo (Steven) Briggs, both of Herring Cove. She will also be remembered by her 16 grandchildren, Jonathan, Christian, Gillian, Mary Anne, Jennifer, Zachary, Laura, Neil, Thomas, Keegan, Caitlin, Brody, Sean, Kelly, Gabriel, and Joseph. Lorna was a lifelong faithful member of St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Herring Cove and was devoted to daily mass. Her Sunday dinners, Christmas feasts, and limitless generosity will be cherished memories for her whole family. She is survived by brothers, Brendan (Annette) Dempsey, Gerald (Frankie) Dempsey, Brian (Rose) Dempsey, and Daniel (Joan) Dempsey, all of Herring Cove, and by sisters, Margaret Ann (Reg) Elliott, St. Catharines, Ont., and Janet (Wallace) Scallion, Herring Cove. Lorna was predeceased by brother, James Francis "Sonny" Dempsey. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Cruikshank's, 2032 Robie St., Halifax, with visitation on Friday, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Hebridean Drive, Herring Cove on Saturday, January 10, at 11 a.m., Archbishop Emeritus James M. Hayes will preside. Donations may be made to St. Paul's Parish, Herring Cove. "Cruikshank's on the Common"
WOODWARD, William Henry
Bill Woodward, born March 19, 1923, in Thornley, County Durham, England, quietly slipped away on January 3, 2009, following a sudden illness. Bill was the youngest son of Elizabeth (Newton) and Christopher Woodward and was married to Elizabeth Woodward (Sinnott) of Yarmouth. Together they successfully operated Elizabeth's House of Fashion on Main Street, Yarmouth, until their retirement. He was educated in England as an aircraft mechanic and stationed in England, Scotland and Canada (East Camp, Yarmouth), which was a training base for air gunners for the Royal Navy - Fleet Air Arm, under the auspices of the Commonwealth Air Training scheme. He was a veteran of the Second World War. Bill returned to Canada after the war and was employed at the Grand Hotel for 16 years. He represented Prudential Insurance Company for a brief period, prior to becoming President of Elizabeth's House of Fashion. He was a well- respected businessman in his community, having served as Past Chair for the Downtown Merchants' Association, Past Chair for the Yarmouth Regional Business Corporation, and Past Noble Grand of Diamond Lodge I.O.O.F., Yarmouth. Adherent of Temple Baptist Church, he served as Treasurer and Chairman of the Trustees. His wife, Elizabeth, predeceased him after 58 years of marriage in 2003. He is survived by daughters, Cheryl MacCalder, Ottawa, Ont.; grandsons, Jonathan and Trevor; Cynthia Woodward, Vancouver, B.C. and partner George; older brother, Arthur, of Thornley, County Durham; and niece, Hilary MacDonald and family, of Hedon, Yorkshire, England, all of which were inspired by his courage, dignity and determination. The family would like to acknowledge the long-time care under Dr. Patrick Friel, Yarmouth Hospital staff, the support and loving care provided by Shelley Reardon and staff members at Treasured Memories, 10 Elm St., Donna and Frank Boudreau, long-time friend, Kay Doucette, Heather Childs, co-pilot Joan Taylor, and many other community friends, professionals and colleagues who made his years memorable and fulfilled. Donations can be made to a charity of your choice or to Temple Baptist Church, Yarmouth (Organ Fund). A memorial service will take place at a later date when family members are able to attend.
BOYD, Donald David
82, passed away peacefully January 8, 2009, at home in Enfield, surrounded by his loving family. Born in River Bourgeois, Cape Breton, he was a son of Donald David and Katharine (McIsaac) Boyd. After attending St. Mary's College High School, he enlisted in the R.C.A.F. serving overseas during the Second World War where he completed a tour of operations as a mid-upper gunner in Lancaster aircraft. He returned to Canada in 1946, retiring as a Warrant Officer First Class. Following his service career Don was employed as an Air Traffic Controller with the Federal Department of Transportation. He was one of the first Controllers at the Halifax International Airport in 1960, where he worked until he retired in 1976. From 1973 to 1985, as President of Rondon Developments Ltd, he was one of the driving forces behind the development of Alderney Park Subdivision in Enfield. With Ron Smith he was co-founder of the original East Hants Jr. Penguins Hockey team in 1967. In the early 1960s, he was instrumental in the establishment of several athletic venues in the village of Enfield: an outdoor hockey rink, a Little League baseball field, a senior baseball field, and a regulation size football field. He organized, coached and/or managed many of the teams that played at these venues over the years. Don was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Enfield Branch 133. He became an avid golfer after joining the newly constructed Oakfield Golf and Country Club in 1962 where he played until the age of 78. Don was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.He was predeceased by his wife, Leona (Blanchard); sister, Eileen Donahoe; brothers, Arthur and Colin. He will be deeply missed by his brother Edmund; daughters, Deborah (Mike) Wood and Donna Boyd; sons, Gerald (Hughena), Sean (Wilma), Gregory (Judy), and Mike (Cathy), and by his 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Many thanks to Donna for the special care she provided over the last few years, to Dr. Bruce Montgomery who was always there for Dad, to Janice Smith and the nurses during his last days, to Bea Ledwidge for her spiritual visitations and Communion, and to Ron Smith for his lifelong friendship. Cremation has taken place and funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ettinger's Funeral Home. Visitations will be in St Bernard's church, Enfield 6-9 p.m. Sunday, January 11. The funeral will be held in St Bernard's Church, January 12, at 11 a.m., followed by a reception at the Royal Canadian Legion, Enfield.
PEDDLE, Robyn Marie
Passed away suddenly in Auld's Cove, as a result of a tragic car accident on Monday, January 5, 2009. Robyn Marie Peddle of Portugal Cove, age 19 years. Leaving to mourn is her loving and devoted family, parents, Randal and Helen (St. Croix); her precious sisters, Christine and Maria; her grandmother, Mona Peddle, New Perlican, as well as a large circle of other family members, relatives and friends in Newfoundland and at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish. Resting in Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Rd., visitation was held Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and today from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place on Saturday, January 10, at 11 a.m. in St. Mary the Virgin Church, Craigmiller Avenue. Cremation to follow. Flowers gratefully accepted, or donations may be made to the Kids with Cancer Travel Fund, c/o Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation or a charity of one's choice. To send a message of condolence, or to sign the memorial guest book, please visit: www.carnells.com "Shall I compare thee, to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely, and more temperate: Rough winds do shake, the darling buds of May, and Summer's lease hath, all too short a date."
QUINN, Mary "Florence"
74, Terence Bay, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 8, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII. She was the daughter of the late William and Gladys Cuvelier. Mary was an avid camper and spent many summers in Elmwood camping with her friends and family. She was a member of the Terence Bay Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She will be greatly missed by her husband, William Quinn, and children, Billy (Brenda) Quinn, Bernie Quinn, Danny Quinn, Peter (Diana) Quinn, Paul (Tanya) Quinn, Mary (Gary) McDonald, Gladys (Terry) Pratt, Debbie (Michael) Pellerine. She will be sadly missed by her 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brothers, Lou and Gerald Cuvelier; and sister, Rose Marie Zinck. Funeral arrangements under the care of J.A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd, Spryfield, 477-5601. By request, there will be no visitation. Funeral service will be celebrated in the funeral home chapel on January 12, at 11 a.m. Special thanks to all the staff at the VG Site, QEII, 8A and 8B. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia Society of Canada.