PARKER, William Allen "Bill"
88, Guysborough, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 3, 2009, in High Crest Sherbrooke Home for Special Care. Bill was a son of the late James and Martha (Gosbee) Parker. Being an army veteran of the Second World War, Bill was a man of many talents. He received a BA in Accounting and was a boxer at Mount Allison University. He was a scout master for many years and had an excellent sense of direction in the woods that could not be beat. Bill was a beautiful artist, anyone having a painting in their home with the name W.A. Parker has a great and valued piece of art. He was also a freehand sign painter. Among his great loves was music, singing, and playing guitar. He is predeceased by his parents James and Martha; grandson, Travis Gerrior, son of Terri. He is survived by his ex-wife, Barbara Conrad; daughters, Paddy (Ron), Terri (Larry), and Susan; son, Chuck; he is also survived by a son, Wayne; and daughter, Bev from a previous marriage. Also, son, Allen; and numerous grandchildren. He has helped many people and has lived a very full life. Cremation has taken place, there will be no visitation at the request of the family. Bill will be laid to rest with his parents in Memory Lane Cemetery, Musquodobit Harbour. A graveside service will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Thank you to everyone at the Nursing Home for their love and special care given to our Dad. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Guysborough.
MacKINNON, Beulah Mae
New Glasgow, formerly of Lismore, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 7, 2009, surrounded by her loving family in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow on January 31, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Roberta (Patton) Arbuckle. She was a devoted member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Lismore, and faithfully attended St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, New Glasgow for the past 37 years. She was a member of St. Mary's Altar Society and St. John the Baptist CWL. Beulah was an avid card player and Blue Jay's fan, and enjoyed quilting, crossword puzzles, and baking. She exemplified motherhood by practicing her faith. Her greatest pride and joy was her family and their accomplishments. Surviving are her daughters, Barb (George) Doucette, Halifax; Sue (Leon) Doucette, Plymouth; Jane (Kevin) Scott, New Glasgow; sons, Gordon (Pat), Lismore; Bill (Pat), Dartmouth; Philip (Lynda), Port Elgin, Ont.; Neil (Cindy), Lismore; Glen (Patsy), Trenton; sister, Maude MacEachern, New Glasgow; sister-in-law, Anne MacKinnon, North Grant; brothers-in-law, Raymond MacKinnon, New Glasgow; Harvey Beaver, Tangier; Ross Moore, Montreal; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Francis MacKinnon; grandchildren, Vicki Irwin and Amy MacKinnon; sisters, Christena, Lillian, Elizabeth, and Frances; sister-in-law, Marie Hardwick; brothers-in-law, Rev. A.A. MacKinnon, Art McGirr, Elmer Clattenburg, and Jack MacEachern. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Anthony MacDonald and Rev. Colin MacKinnon presiding. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lismore. No flowers please. Donations may be made in Beulah's memory to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia or the Pictou County Food Bank.
FISHER, George "Alvin"
71, of Milton, Queens Co., passed away peacefully, Wednesday, January 7, 2009. Born in Southwest Port Mouton, he was a son of the late Victor and Pearl (MacLeod) Fisher. Alvin worked as a steward for the Coast Guard, a fisherman for many years, and a maintenance worker for Liverpool Regional High School before finishing his career as a carpenter. He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Jointers of America, local branch No. 83. Alvin loved animals, especially dogs. He also enjoyed nature, watching the birds, hunting, and fishing. Alvin is survived by his daughter, Yvette Henneberry (David McAdoo) of Milton; sisters, Janie (Reid) Roy, Mae, Fallie (Gerald) Burgess; brothers, Clyde and Benny (Miriam), all of Port Mouton; and his partner, Shelley Whynot, Milton. He was predeceased by his sister, Carole. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool. A private family graveside service will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to the IWK Health Centre Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society.
NICHOLSON, Reta Mae
87, Little Narrows, Victoria Co., died January 8, 2009, in Alderwood Rest Home. Born in Centerville, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Annabelle (Bennett) Woodworth. She was a member of Little Narrows Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband, Clarence; sister-in-law, Viola (Mat) Garland; brothers, Lloyd and Bligh, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Mary, Grace, and Elsie; brothers, Wilford and Edgar. Visitation 1-2 p.m. on January 10, in Little Narrows Presbyterian Church, followed by funeral with Rev. Adam Lee officiating. Burial will be in Little Narrows Cemetery. Donations may be made to Alderwood Rest Home Memorial Fund. Arrangements under the care of MacAskill's Funeral Home.
NICHOLSON, Reta Mae
87, Bucklaw. Obituary originally ran January 9, 2009. Also survived by sister-in-laws, Viola (Mack), Mora; brother-in-law, Ernest.
LATHROP (Davison), Margaret
Died peacefully at her home, at the age of 92, on January 7, 2009. Survived by her husband, Daniel Whiting Lathrop, age 95, a loving partner for 69 years. Margaret Davison was born in Toronto, Ont. on December 29, 1916. She was the daughter of Harold Doran Davison, founder of Welland Electric Steel Castings (1965) and Helen Brown Haistings Davison (1925). She was the great-grand daughter of E.D. Davison, founder of the Davison Lumber Company, Bridgewater. She is predeceased by brother, Pilot Officer Harold H. Davison (1942), killed during the Second World War. Margaret graduated from Branksome Hall, Toronto, in 1937, and from the Margaret Eaton School in 1939, the first school of women's physical education training in Canada. She taught at Camp Tanamakoon, Algonquin Park, Ont., and Branksome Hall, Toronto, Ont., until she married in 1940. She is survived by her children, Margot Helen Brebner, Mississauga, Ont.; Harold Doran Lathrop, Welland, Ont.; John Howland Lathrop, Upper LaHave; G. Edward Lathrop, Ottawa, Ont.; and Anna Hildegarde Lathrop, Effingham, Ont. Margaret leaves 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. An avid sportswoman all her life, she enjoyed riding horses well into her 70s. She was faithful member of the Anglican Church of Canada, and gave generously to a host of charities and land stewardship initiatives. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Nature Conservancy of Canada. The memorial service will be held in St. David's Anglican Church, 369 Thorold Rd., Welland, Ont., on January 31, at 1 p.m. The family expresses particular thanks to Dr. Nagai and the nephrology unit of St. Catharines, and Dr. Hartman, Colleen O'Gorman, and the members of the ParaMed palliative care unit of Niagara. James L. Pedlar Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements (905-892-5762)
DEE, Sandra Darlene
48, of Letchfield Park, Ariz., and formerly of Trenton, passed away December 27, 2008 at her home in Arizona with her husband and mother by her side. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of Muriel "Snookie" MacLean and Thomas MacLean. She was educated in Trenton schools and graduated with her RN in 1981 from the Aberdeen School of Nursing. Sandra began her career at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax. From there she went to the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto; Prince Sulton Cardiac Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; King Fahd National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Armed Forces Hospital, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia; Toronto General Hospital, and Arizona Heart Hospital, Phoenix, Ariz.; all the while continuing her education. She also obtained her Legal Nursing Consultant and Forensic Certificate. She is survived by her husband, Henry Ellison, Arizona; mother, Muriel "Snookie" MacLean; father, Thomas MacLean; brothers, Lloyd MacLean, Ralph (Deannie) MacLean; all of Trenton; sisters, Marie (Kamil) KaKush, Lynn (Marc) Ryan; both of Ontario. She was predeceased by her nephew, Jeffery MacLean. Cremation has taken place with burial of ashes at Fort Mitchell, Ala. A memorial service will be held in First United Church, Trenton, on Saturday, January 10 at 2 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to First United Church, Trenton, or Aberdeen Palliative Care Society, New Glasgow.
MEUNIER, Mary Eva
87, West Arichat, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2009, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston, with her loving family by her side. Born in Cape Auguet, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Carita (LeBlanc) Fougere. She was a past member of the Isle Madame Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 150 Ladies Auxilliary and was a present member, and has been for the last 11 years, of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 47, St. Peter's. She is survived by her daughter, Juliette DeYoung; sons, Andrew (Joanne), Carol, all of West Arichat; sisters, Laura (Art) Fleckney, Bedford; Lena Boudreau Jeffrey, West Arichat; Rose Jeffrey and Stella Paupin, both of Louisdale; six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Eva will also be sadly missed by special friends, June Skinner and Billy Fraser. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Joseph; daughter, Shirley Ann; son-in-law, Elgin DeYoung; sisters, Florence Sheppard, Rita White; brothers, Andrew, Charlie and Norman. Visitation will take place today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat. Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate the life of Eva will take place on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, West Arichat with Rev. Dwayne Devereaux officiating. Spring burial will take place in Immaculate Conception Parish Cemetery, West Arichat. Memorial donations can be made to Strait Richmond Palliative Care Society.
O'NEIL, John Frederick
48, Glace Bay, died January 7, 2009. He was the son of Gaffy and Elaine (Clements) O'Neil. He is survived by wife, Cathie (Napier) O'Neil; daughters, Natasha Boutilier, Elisha; stepson, Anthony Napier; 3 grandchildren; 3 sisters; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. John was predeceased by first wife Brenda Lee (White) O'Neil; and grandparents, aunts and uncles. Visitation today 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Curry's Funeral Home, Glace Bay. Funeral, Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Port Morien, and a reception will follow in the Branch No. 55, Port Morien Legion.
BELL, Nancy Elizabeth
Age 58, of Amherst, died in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Upper Nappan, on Thursday, January 8, 2009. She was a daughter of Dean Bell and the late Catherine Bell. She is surivived by father, Dean; brothers, Peter, Gary and David; nephews, Christopher Terrio and Paul Terrio; aunts and uncle. She was predeceased by her sister, Carol Ann Terrio. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst. There will be no visitation or funeral service. Interment will take place at a later date in Cape Traverse, P.E.I.
THURBER, Annie Gertrude
88, of Freeport, passed away with family by her side in Digby General Hospital, on January 6, 2009. Gertrude was born January 21, 1920, in Westport to Belle Marie (Garron) and Percy Earle Thurber. She was a lifelong member of Fair Isle Rebekah Lodge No. 92, Freeport, and held every office. Later she transferred to Sunset Rebekah Lodge, Tiverton. She was a member of Freeport Baptist Church and a member of Freeport Super Seniors. Gertrude was well-known for her love of quilting, making quilts for many local people as well as lovingly hand-stitching quilts for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her expert abilities as a seamstress were appreciated by many. Other hobbies included embroidering, woodworking, bingo and listening to music. Household guests were always greeted with a warm welcome and never went away hungry. She loved spending time with her family and was a wonderful and loving mother. She is survived by children, Marge (Fraser) Lewis, Nanaimo, B.C.; Linda Elliott, Freeport; Meredith Titus, Bear River; John (Kathy) Thurber, Freeport; Thelsa (Alton) Halliday, Delaps Cove; Brian Thurber, Freeport; Vicky (Daniel) Outhouse, Tiverton; Trudy MacFarlane, Saint John, N.B.; Dawn Thurber, Forest Glade; Jane (Jim) Stronach, Forest Glade and Luanne (Randall Titus) Thurber, Central Grove. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren and nine great great-grandchildren; sisters, Vesta and Beulah and brothers, Raymond, Lou, Earle, Clifton and Carson. She was predeceased by her husband, John Douglas Dyas; infant son, Percy Dale; grandson, Randy Dale Elliott; infant grandson, Joseph Peter Douglas Welch and great-grandson, Andrew Dale Elliott; sisters, Pearle, Edna and Louise. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held in Freeport Baptist Church, Saturday, January 10, at 2 p.m., Rev. Renee Clark officiating. A reception will follow in the church vestry. Arrangements are in the care of Middleton Funeral Home. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to Freeport Baptist Church or a charity of choice.
RILEY, Ferne Marie
48, Halifax, went to be with the Lord on December 30, 2008. Born in Halifax, she was a faithful member of Revival Tabennacle (U.P.C), where she served as a Sunday School teacher, a choir member and fundraiser. Ferne was well-known for her God-given singing voice. She worked at McDonalds as a hostess. Ferne was a very pleasant person and will be missed by all. She was predeceased by her father, Gordon Riley. She is survived by her mother, Irene (Wilson) Riley (Sackville), three brothers, William (Ontario), Gordon (Halifax), and Michael (Halifax); three sisters, Lorna May (Dartmouth), Valerie Grant (Alberta) and Melody Joy (Ontario). Visitation will be held Saturday, January 10, 7-9 p.m. in Cruikshank's Funeral Home, Robie Street. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. in Revival Tabennacle Church, 5527 Cunard St., Rev. Linda Smith officiating. Interment following in Lucasville United Baptist Church Cemetery. Repast held in Revival Tabennacle (U.P.C). In lieu of flowers, donations will go to Lucasville United Baptist Church Cemetery. "Cruikshank's on the Commons"