CONRAD, Marjorie Helena
72, Wellington, P.E.I., passed away in in Prince County Hospital, Summerside, on Sunday, January 4, 2009. Born in Summerside, P.E.I., she was a daughter of the late Garfield and Eva (MacAusland) Day. She is survived by her children, Patsy (Glenn) McNeill, Richmond; Karen (Ernest) Newcombe, Birch Hill; Wayne (Karen), Stratford; Brian (Karen), Summerside; Kevin (Pam), Summerside, and Rick (Peter), Halifax; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Neta MacCaull; brother, Gordon (Pat) Day and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Bruce Reginald Conrad; sisters, Linda MacIntosh and Blanche Howatt; brothers-in-law, Ray Howatt and Sherman MacCaull; and by nephew, Darren MacIntosh. Her body was resting in Moase Funeral Home, Summerside, with visitation on Wednesday. A funeral service was held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Wellington United Church. Interment followed in Hillside Cemetery, Wellington. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Hillside Cemetery or the Oncology Unit of Prince County Hospital would be appreciated.
BEATON, Muriel May "Molly"
81, Dutch Settlement, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2009, surrounded by her loving family, including her beloved granddaughter, Sarah. She was cherished by her family and friends, and they will truly miss her. Born November 3, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Beverly and Teresa (Henneberry) Romkey (Eastern Passage). She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Donald A. and her sister, Mary Marguerite Faulkner (Eastern Passage). Molly is survived by daughters, Linda (David) Hartlen, East Lawrencetown; Catherine (Edward) Larwill, Golden, B.C.; sons, John (Marjorie), Trenton; Donald (Betty), Dutch Settlement; grandchildren, Kelly, Keri, Jamie, Charlene, Theresa, Donald, Erin, Sarah, Jeff, and Cindy; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Herbert (Hazel) Romkey, Milford; Ivan (Eileen) Romkey, Eastern Passage; sister, Julia (Ford) Fancy, Dutch Settlement; and her aunt, Aletha Romkey, Eastern Passage. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today with family rosary service at 6:45 p.m. today, all welcome. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday, all in St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church, Enfield, Father Andrew Rembarczyk officiating. Interment in St. Bernard's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Molly's memory may be made to St. Bernard's Church or a charity of your choice.
MURRAY (MacGee), Marion Elizabeth
Age 91, of Pictou, formerly of Watervale, Pictou Co., passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2009, in Maritime Oddfellows Home, Pictou. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Moran. As a child, Marion was raised in Boston; she resided in Watervale all of her married life. She moved to Pictou where she lived for the past 20 years. She was a member of St. Luke's United Church, Salt Springs. Marion is survived by sons, Leo MacGee, Salt Springs; David MacGee (Carol), River John; daughter, Mae McKenney (Doug), Scotch Hill; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and stepdaughter, Gertrude Acker, Wilmot. She was predeceased by her first husband, Fred MacGee; second husband, John Murray; son, Karl; grandson, Lawrence MacGee; stepdaughters, Stella Cameron, Florence Roddick, Pauline and Agnes and stepson, Henry MacGee. Visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Her funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville, with Rev. Mary MacDermid officiating. Spring burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
BILNEY, Marion Pearl
Age 84, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2009, in Parkstone Enhanced Care. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Daisy (Misener) Sliming. She was born in Dartmouth on January 7, 1925. She is survived by her sister, Valerie Sliming; son, Al Bilney (Joan); daughter, Penny Wheeler (Roy); son, Bill Bilney (Cheryl). She was predeceased by her husband, Bill; sister, Vera; and brother, Jack. She will be missed by her grandchildren, Alison, Darren, Jodi, Mark, Jeff, Chris, and Jacquelyn; and her great-grandchildren, Sebastian, Justin, Elena, Sara, Brayden, Caden, and Logan. Service will be held on Saturday, January 10, at 2 p.m. in Christ Church in Dartmouth, to be officiated by Bishop Russell Hatton, assisted by Rev. Bruce Ward. A reception will follow at Christ Church Hall. Committal at a later date. Special thanks to all staff of Mount Lane. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Marion can be made to Christ Church.
WALSH ISRAEL (Sullivan), Zilpha E.
85, passed away January 7, 2009, in Roseway Manor, Shelburne. Born in Freeport, Digby Co., she was a daughter of the late Charles and Myrtle (Higgins) Sullivan. She is survived by her sons, Harold (Cathy), Dartmouth; Wesley, Lockeport; daughters, Myrtle, Shelburne; Mary, First South, Lunenburg Co.; and Margaret, Perth, Ont. Zilpha is also survived by sisters, Freda and Yvonne. She was predeceased by husband, Wesley Raymond Israel (Lockeport), and second husband, Joseph Walsh (St. Lawrence, N.L.); brothers, Arthur, Joseph, Murray and Eugene Sullivan and sisters, Eileen McDormand and Emily Oickle. By request of Zilpha, there will be no visitation or service. Zilpha will be cremated and ashes will be put to rest in Freeport, Digby Co., at a date to be determined. She will be sadly missed by her family.
GRIFFITHS, Gruffydd Gwilym "Bill"
80, of Dartmouth, passed away January 6, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Talsarnau, Meiriowethshire, Wales, he was a son of the late Hugh and Sarah (Jones) Griffiths. Bill served in the British and Canadian Navy. He retired from working with medical records at the old Halifax Infirmary. He enjoyed photography and gardening. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Jean; son, Gary, Toronto, Ont.; daughter, Wanda (Sandy Scott), Mount Uniacke; grandchildren, Lisa (Leon McMaster), British Columbia; Jessica and Christopher, Ontario; Christopher, Halifax; great-grandchildren, Danielle and Jake, British Columbia; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by daughter, Tanya Lee; brother, Harry; sisters, Nancy, Sydney and Sally; son-in-law, Barry. No visitation or service by request. Donations in memory of Bill can be made to a charity of choice.
WALSH, Marion Ellis
99, of Bedford/Waverley, passed away January 8, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Shubenacadie, she was a daughter of the late John and Florence (Miller) Lynch. Marion was hotel manager and supervisor at Green Acres Lodge, Waverley, and the Carleton Hotel, Halifax. She was a charter member of Waverley Home and School Association and was a life member of St. John's UCW. She was also a member of Bedford United Church M de B Unit, a charter member of the 14th Palette Art Club, former member of the Provincial Community Service Appeal Board, past member of the Board Of Directors of Glencairn Condominium Association. Marion was a keen observer of politics and current events. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she possessed a broad network of friends and family and always participated in a full social life. She is survived by daughters, Gwendolyn Vickery, Waverley; Jean Illingworth (John Langford), Edmonton, Alta.; Catherine Gray, Bedford; Martha Gordon, Eastern Passage; Virginia (Ralph) Allen, Waverley; son, David D. Lynch (Gail), Shubenacadie; daughter-in-law, Jacqueline Walsh, Wellington; 19 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, H. Fred Walsh; son, John "Jack" Walsh; brother, Ralph Lynch; sons-in-law, James R. Vickery and Tim Gordon. Visitation will be held today from 7-9 p.m. in St. John's United Church, 3360 Highway No. 2, Fall River, where the funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. A reception will follow in the church hall, Rev. Valerie Kingsbury officiating. Burial at a later date. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Wellington United Church.
NOWE, Edward Fuller
80, Halifax, passed away January 7, 2009, in Abbie J. Lane Memorial Building, QEII. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Edward and Naomi (Slaunwhite) Nowe. Edward worked at the Chronicle Herald, nightshift, for 42 years and retired in 1991. Surviving are his wife, Theresa (Goguen); daughters, Linda Marie Ellsworth (William), Calgary, Alta.; Elaine Theresa Joudrey (Gary), Halifax; Michelle Lee Forrest (Darren), Halifax; son, David Edward; sister, Marion Beaver; grandchildren, Liam and Caitlin; many nieces and nephews. Edward was predeceased by sister, Melvina Wenham and brother, Lawrence "Buddy". A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 13, in St. Catherine's Church, Bayers Road, Halifax. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. The family wishes to send special thanks to Dr. Nataraja, Dr. Slater and the nursing staff of the 9th floor of Abbie J. Lane Memorial Building, QEII.
BOUTILIER, Lynda Diane
35, Glace Bay, died Wednesday, January 7, 2009, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. She was a daughter of Henry and Cynthia Boutilier. Survived by sisters, Michelle, Mary Elizabeth; grandparents, Anna Fletcher and Henry and Joyce Boutilier; aunts, uncles, cousins, especially, Aunt Barbara Jean Gillis. Predeceased by grandfather, Russell Fletcher and cousin, Daniel Delmaire. Cremation has taken place. Visitation Saturday, January 10, 12- 2 p.m., memorial service at 2:30 p.m., both in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home & Chapel, Glace Bay. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date.
FORBES, Helen Aleen
92, of New Glasgow, passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2009, in Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Pictou, she was the eldest daughter of the late Freeman P. and Arolina C. (Smith) Enman. From being their loving daughter to a wife to a mother, niece, aunt, cousin and grandmother, she was devoted to immediate, extended and "extra" family. She was always there to support her family through their dreams and goals and mistakes. She loved to create through many medium and sought out and restored toys and dolls through the year to donate as gifts every Christmas. She loved animals and tended many strays that turned up at her door. She enjoyed being out and about, too rarely as far as New York, sometimes just to see the local leaves, and often to find a good 40 mile yard sale. She will be terribly missed by her sons, Lloyd (Nancy), Telford; Scott (Ann), New Glasgow; Bill, Upper Kennetcook; grandson, Devin, Edmonton; and all those who have enjoyed having her in their lives. She was very grateful to everyone who helped and supported her during illness. She was predeceased by her husband, John Lloyd Forbes; sister, Katherine Carlos. A private graveside service will be held 11a.m, Monday in Kenzieville Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson officiating. Donations may be made in her memory to the Pictou County Food Bank, or the Pictou County SPCA. Arrangements are entrusted to P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow.
GRAHAM, Captain Roy Albert M.B.
Slipped his mooring January 7, 2009. Left behind to mourn with broken hearts and immeasurable grief are his wife, Penny (Kenney); children, Kenney (Carrie), Rosalind (Glenn), Amanda, and Chad; grandchildren, Tyler, Kiaunie, Shaelyn, Jory, Tameka, Danaka, Sykora; brother-in-law, Danny Kenney; sister-in-law; girlfriend, Theresa Kenney; sisters-in-law, Gail Titus, Greta Ann (Linden) Thurber; siblings, Harold (Laraine), Howard (Mary), Johnny (Wanda), Floyd (Vicki), & Merrill (Sheila) Dixon; aunts and uncles, Louise and George Garron, Hazel and Arnold Titus; brother-in-law, James Thurber; nephew, Daniel (Tara) Kenney; niece, Holly (Danny) Zevon and families; nephew and crewmate, Jamie (June) Swift, and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles,andcousins. His extended family joined by the heart also included the much loved Kinghorne family from Grand Manan N.B., Lawson, Ethel; sons, Sherman, Eugene, Roger, Gordon; daughters, Sharon and Toby and families. Also Edward, Ellen and Richard Welch and family, Dartmouth; Marion Foote, Lawrencetown Beach; Deborah Tobin, Freeport. He was predeceased by parents, Dora and Albert Graham; sister, Marjorie; nephew, Derek; mother and father-in-law, Viola and Daniel Kenney; sister-in-law, Nancy; brother-in-law, Gary, and several aunts and uncles. Roy was born September 16, 1946, in Westport, Brier Island, where he lived devoting his life to his family and his love for the sea. In 1995, he and his daughter, Rosalind and nephew, Jamie Swift, and Vance Dixon were decorated with Bravery medals in Ottawa for saving three fellow lobster fishermen. Roy and his wife, Penny and family owned and operated Mariner Cruises, The Bay of Fundy Inn & Guest House and they also raised New Zealand Red Deer. Roy was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, whale watching and was a highliner fisherman starting at the tender age of 14. No flowers please. Donations in Roy's memory can be made to the Westport Baptist Church, Westport Fire Department First Response Unit, or Digby General Hospital. There will be an informal time of remembrance held in Roy's honor at the Irishtown wharf, Sunday January 11, at 1 p.m. Followed by his final voyage aboard the Chad and Sisters Two. All are welcome to take part in the harbour pass to show their solidarity by using their own boat or boarding one at Fishermen's Wharf. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Serenity Funeral Home and Crematorium, P.O. Box 239, Port Williams, N.S. B0P 1T0.
STRONG-CORKUM, June Elizabeth
50, of Ostrea Lake, passed away Wednesday, January 7, in Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital. Born September 26, 1958, in Berwick, and raised in Caledonia, Queens Co., she was the daughter of the late Archibald "Archie" Strong and Mary (Ferguson) Strong. She was a devoted mother and loving wife, and loved by her many friends and family. She was a caring family person who brought joy to all who knew her. She is survived by her husband Rick of 28 years, Ostrea Lake; son, Raymond, Dartmouth; daughter, Meaghan, Halifax; brother, John (Maureen) Strong, Moncton; sister-in-law, Pamela Smith-Strong, Musquodoboit Harbour; much loved godson, Wade DesBarres; and his sister Morgan. She was predeceased by her brother, Edward "Ted" Strong. The body will be cremated. There will be a celebration of life service on Saturday, January 10, in Ostrea Lake/Pleasant Point fire hall at 2 p.m. for family and friends. Many thanks to the nurses and staff of 8.4 in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, who became good friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.