MacPHERSON, Raymond Alphonse
Died January 13, 2009. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Josephine; children, Ann Marie, John, Raylene, Marion, Terry; 11 grandchildren; three extended granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents, John and Annie (MacKinnon) MacPherson; brothers, John, Dan, Bernie; sisters, Mary, Florence. Visitation was held in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Wednesday, from 7-9 p.m. and will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass Friday, Janaury 16, at 10 a.m. in St. Theresa's Church.
BUDD, Roxie Unice
79. It is with great sadness that Roxie's family announce her peaceful passing on January 13, 2009, in Tideview Terrace, Digby. Formerly of Seabrook, Digby Co., Roxie leaves behind her husband and best friend of 63 years, Arthur D. Budd, Seabrook; daughters, Betty (Terry) Riley, Bear River; Doris Ross, Seabrook; son, Dean Budd, Geary, N.B.; grandchildren, Rebecca Riley (Donald Morrison), Joel Riley (Megan), Jason Riley, Brandi Ross (Christine Mercer), Jay Ross, Cassandra Hayden, Genelle Budd and Danielle Budd (Marcel Thibodeau); great-grandsons, Riley Goodwin and Braydon Morrison. Roxie is also survived by brothers, William, Gerald and Wayne Jollymore and families, and her aunt, Lillian Wells, all of the Amherst/River Hebert area. She was predeceased by her parents, Earl Jollymore and Christina (Forsythe) (Jollymore) Pettit. As the request of Roxie, there will be no visitation, funeral service, or flowers. Donations in Roxie's memory may be made to Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, or Tideview Terrace, Digby. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby.
McINTYRE, Murray Duncan Homer
57, passed away in Dartmouth General Hospital on January 13, 2009, after a feisty fight with cancer. Born in Windsor, Ont., he was a son of Lorraine (Garand) McIntyre and the late Duncan McIntyre. He always maintained a sunny outlook in spite of his medical situation and never tired of making folks laugh. Murray's 32 year career with the federal government took him to every province and territory to work and live. He always longed to return "home" to friends and family in Nova Scotia and in 2004 he retired and did exactly that. He was a mentor to many and an example to all of a true friend. As he used to say "what you see is what you get". He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Sherrill (Burns); sister, Melody Bayne (Bruce), Halifax; brothers, Mitchell (Maggie), Dartmouth; Michael (Debbie), Lake Echo, and mother-in-law, Muriel Burns, Dartmouth; his aunt, Dorine Coon, Windsor Ont.; nieces, Courtney, Renee, Quinn, Lisa and nephews, Duncan and Taylor, as well as numerous dear cousins. He really appreciated the care and good humour of the 11th Floor Chemotherapy Unit at QEII Health Sciences Centre. The staff are a special group of great, compassionate people. Thank you, too, to his physician, Dr. Ken Cameron and Medical Oncologist, Dr. K. Virik, who guided him through this difficult journey. Special thanks to the caregivers from Northwood and VON who made his last months at home possible. Kudos to Malcolm at Atlantic Home Health for his immediate attention to Murray's every equipment need. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice. A celebration of his life will be held Monday, January 19, at in 11 a.m., Donald K. Walker Funeral Director's Ltd., 307 Prince Albert Rd., Dartmouth (902) 469-5601. A reception will follow at that same location.
MANTHORNE, Mary Elizabeth
She was born 1915, in Yarmouth and passed away January 12, 2009, in Villa St. Joseph, Dayton, Yarmouth Co. She is survived by her children, Gayle, Karen and Kohn Manthorne. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Hollis and daughter, Donna. Interment will take place in the spring in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Yarmouth Food Bank. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth.
PAULL, Donald Morris B.A., B.Ed, M.A.
70, passed away peacefully January 12, 2009, surrounded by family after a long battle with COPD. Born August 13, 1938, he was the youngest son of Walter Reginald Paull and Bertha Rosina (Bolden) Paull. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Carol (Pellow); son, Donnie Steven, Whistler B.C.; daughters, Kathy (Steven), Debbie (Randy), Wendy Jeans (Chris), Heather Swan (Ken); grandchildren, Emily, Keegan and Rowan Taylor, Brandon, Connor and Adam Jeans; great-grandchildren, Brooklynn and Abigail. He is also survived by sister, Gloria Smith (Stewart); brother, Walter Arnold; sister-in-law, Judy Sinclair, and many nieces and nephews. Prior to his retirement in 1993, he had a long career as a department head in the social studies department of Halifax West High School. Many thanks to Dr. Sullivan, family doctor; Dr. Rocker, Respirology; Glenna Thornhill, Palliative Care Nurse, Dr. Horton and associates from Palliative Care; VON nurses who visited, nurses on 5A in the VG Site, QEII, where he spent his last hours, your kindness and compassion will always be remembered. Visitation will be Friday, January 16, 6-9 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Halifax. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, January 17, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel, Rev. Randy Townsend officiating, reception to follow. Dispersal of ashes will take place by family in the spring.
TWOHIG, Ann Marie
78, Halifax. On January 14, 2009, Kenneth Twohig said a temporary goodbye to his best friend and wife, Ann, of 58 years. Ann died at home under the loving care of her husband, and son, Michael. Ann and Ken enjoyed camping at Klahannie Kamping in Aylesford for over 30 years. She was a retired employee of Sears. Ann fought a courageous six year battle with ALS with her loving husband and family by her side. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; son, Michael; her sister, Melba Brown (Thomas) and nephew, Joe Brown. She was predeceased by parents, Mary (Chisholm) and Joseph Dixon. A special thank you to the staff of the ALS Society of Nova Scotia who assisted them in every way; and to the staff of the QEII Health Sciences Centre Palliative Care Unit. 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, January 16, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 17, at 11 a.m. from the funeral home chapel, Pastor Gary Barrett officiating. Interment to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Family flowers only. Donations in Ann's memory may be made to the ALS Society of Nova Scotia.
KERR, Robert James "Jim"
It is with great sorrow that I announce the passing of my beloved husband, Jim Kerr, at age 48, on January 12, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Health Centre. Born September 10, 1960, in Halifax, he was a son of Mary Ann (Doucet) Deveau and the late William "Bill" Kerr. Jim lived most of his life between Mavilette and Beaver River and made Yarmouth his home for the past ten years. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Susan; son, Robert Kenneth "Bobby", Claire; daughter, Miranda Doris, Yarmouth, and stepsons, Simon, Justin and Ryan Francis. He is also survived by his mother, Mary Ann (Doucet) Deveau from Salmon River; his brother, Ross, Winnipeg; Billy, Lethbridge, Alta; Wayne, Halifax and sister, Denise, Kingston, Ont. Jim was predeceased by his father, William "Bill" Kerr. Jim was proud to be a valued employee of Canada Post. He began his career in 1987 and through the years, worked his way up to becoming their lead hand, having recently been promoted to supervisor. As well as having a passion for loving his family and friends, Jim enjoyed many interests including his love of music. From his humble beginnings as a drummer, he grew to be an accomplished musician. Jim had been a member of several local bands, the latest being T.K.O and Blue Soda. He generously donated his time, talents and equipment to various fundraisers and was always ready to lend a helping hand. Jim loved to travel with his wife, Susan, and his love of astronomy took them to Cape Canaveral; a life-long dream of Jim's. His many other interests included photography, playing hockey, supporting his team, the Toronto Maple Leafs with enthusiasm, collecting a large amount of hockey memorabilia and volunteering as a Scout leader when his son was young. His life was lived to the fullest each day and his presence will remain in the hearts of those who had the privilege to know and love him. Farewell BooBoo, we'll miss you! Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth. A memorial service will take place Friday, January 16, at 2 p.m. in Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. A.D. "Bill" Newell officiating. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Southwest Nova Scotia Ostomy Chapter, P.O Box 70, Hebron, Yarmouth Co., NS, B0W 1X0 or in care of Sweeny's Funeral Home.
BAKER, Raymond A.
91, passed away on January 14, 2009, in Tidal View Manor, Yarmouth. Born in Yarmouth on August 24, 1917, he was the son of Ernest Clark Baker and Margaret Phillips Fox. He lived throughout his lifetime in Yarmouth, except during the Second World War, when as a member of the R.C.A.F., he was stationed at Gimbly, Man. He was employed in a number of occupations during his working years, notably as a lighthouse keeper at Yarmouth Light (Cape Forchu) and he retired as Supervisor of Maintenance for the consolidated schools of Yarmouth. He played hockey for the Yarmouth Strombergs in the late 1930s and early 40s. He was an avid golfer and during his playing years was a member of the Yarmouth Golf and Country Club. He had a good sense of humor and loved the company of his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Imogene Dorothy (Cunningham) Baker; children, Gregory (Janet) Baker, Margaret (Wayne) Gay, Scott (Susan) Baker and Karen Baker; grandchildren, Ryan (Amanda) Gay, Jacqueline Gay, Timothy (Allison) Baker, Kathleen (Troy), Ryan and Josh, Kyle and Alan Baker; great-grandchildren, Josie Ryan and Findlay Baker. He was predeceased by his brothers, Donald and Brenton, and by his sister, Margaret Gunn. His remains are resting in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth, where visiting hours will take place Friday, January 16, from 2-4 p.m. Funeral service will be Saturday, January 17, at 2 p.m. in Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. A.D. "Bill" Newell officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia or Tri-County Victorian Order of Nurses.
MURPHY, Deleon Timothy "Pat"
Passed away January 8, 2009, in Halifax. Scholar, teacher and journalist, Pat was born in Wallace, N.C. on April 6, 1928. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 1950 with majors in Theology and Ancient Greek. Pat did post graduate studies at Yale Divinity School and in 1953 received a Fulbright Scholarship to attend Heidelberg University in Heidelberg, Germany, where he completed his post-graduate studies in Existential Philosophy. He also worked in Heidelberg as a civilian editor for the U.S. Army's "Stars and Stripes" magazine. Between 1957 and 1972, Pat taught Philosophy at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, N.C, New York City College, and Long Island University at C.W. Post College where he was the head of the Philosophy Department. He was a civil rights activist in the 1960s and founded the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship at C.W. Post College for gifted African-American students. Pat Murphy immigrated to Canada in 1973 where he became the owner/publisher of Axiom Magazine and later founded the South Shore Penny-Saver. Through the 1980s and 90s he was a regular contributor to CBC Radio's Information Morning show with colourful commentaries that combined his offbeat Southern humor with stinging political criticism. Pat Murphy will long be remembered as a flamboyant character of extraordinary wit and intelligence. He is survived by his lifetime friend and caregiver for the last year of his life, Corinne R. Corbett of Tantallon; sons, Timothy Leigh Murphy of Canmore, Alta. and William Colin Murphy of New York, N.Y.; daughter, Esther Doe Murphy of Wilmington, N.C.; and son-in-law, Maurits Rolf Burer of Gulfport, Fla. He was predeceased by daughter, Sarah Anne Murphy (of Gulfport, Florida).
FRANCIS, Gordon Mellish
73, Timberlea, entered into God's loving embrace on January 12, 2009, after his death at the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Gordon was born August 23, 1935, in Smiths Cove, Digby Co., a son of the late Thomas Hanley and Catherine Francis. Gordon demonstrated being a co-creator with God in his working career in construction and is celebrated across many denominations for his Musical Ministry. Life brought great joy to Gordon as he shared his natural talent and ability to spread God's word in song to various faith communities, churches, senior facilities. Gordon's legacy of love and vibrant spirit lives on in his beloved wife of over 42 years, Alice Bernice (Brereton); their sons, Gordon Jr., Robert (Laurie), Allan, all of Timberlea; and Russell (Trish) Francis, Sackville; and their daughters, Bernice (Blair) Levy, Halifax; Geraldine (Bob) Leblanc, Edmonton, Alta.; sisters, Ida Moorehouse, Maine; Dorothy Cain, Ottawa; Catherine Francis, Rockland, Ont.; Nina (Harold) Slade, Timberlea; Sharon McCrank, Vancouver; and brother, Douglas (Jerry) Francis, Bear River; five grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. Gordon is rejoicing with many predeceased family members. Arrangements are entrusted to Erin Jennings at J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax. Gordon was inspired by his fellowship at St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Timberlea, where visitation and a celebration of Gordon's life will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 16, Rev. Michael Conrad officiating assisted by Rev. Elaine Walcott.
McTAGGART, Almire Marie
89, St. Peter's, formerly of Arichat, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2009, in Richmond Villa, St. Peter's. Born in Arichat, she was a daughter of the late Alphonse and Alexina (Bonin) Goyetche. She is survived by her daughters, Sheila Britten (Richard), Martinique, and Marilyn Kristoff, Saskatchewan; sister, Blandine Eurian, Montreal, Que.; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Murray; grandson, Daniel; sisters, Theresa, Mae and Catherine; brother, Narcisse Goyctche; son-in-law, Glen Kristoff. A memorial service will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. January 17, in St. Hyacinth's Church, D'Escousse, with Rev. Angus MacDougall officiating. Interment to take place at a later date in Dominion City, Man. Memorial donations can be made to Richmond Villa Activity Fund.
GOUTHRO, George Edgar
Age 63, of Riverview Adult Residential Centre, Riverton, passed away on January 12, 2009. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton.
MacDONALD, John Whitfield "Whit"
39, Halifax, passed away peacefully in his sleep January 7, 2009. He was a son of Alexander Earnest "Sandy" and Jeannie Elizabeth MacDonald. He is survived by his sons, Blaze Alexander Barbour, Halifax; and Phillip Alexander MacDonald, Norfolk, Va. He is also survived by brothers, Robert "Bobby" MacDonald, Halifax; and Michael MacDonald, British Columbia; sisters, Sandra "Sandy" and Cheryl MacDonald, both of British Columbia; stepmother, Carrol (Hubbards) MacDonald, British Columbia; stepbrother, Robert "Bobby" Hubbards, Washington, U.S.A.; several nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. Funeral service will be held Monday, January 19, at 2 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. God bless you Whit!
MORRIS (Ogilvie), Doreen
Hantsport/Stephenville, N.L., 82, passed away December 19, 2008, in Newfoundland. Affectionately known as "Chic", born January 10, 1926 in Parrsborro, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (George) Ogilvie. Surviving are daughter, Karen (David) Fillatre; sons, David (Diane), Charles (Rebecca), William (Patsy), all of Newfoundland; sister, Bernadette Gingras; foster sister, Joan Norris; sisters-in-law, Verna and Pauline Ogilvie; brother-in-law, George Morris; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Predeceased by husband, Charles; brothers, Aubrey and Douglas; foster brother, Francis Lawlor; granddaughter, Heidi. Funeral services were held December 23, 2008 in N.L.
FULLERTON, Helen Ethelda
83 With sadness, Helen's family announces her passing on January 10, 2009. Born March 19, 1925, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Rideout) Vacheresse, Plymouth. She and her husband Raymond moved to Truro in 1958. Helen spent an active life. She was a former member of Pythian Sisters, Westville, the Rebecca Lodge, Stellarton, The I.O.D.E., Truro and a member of the Truro Golf Club, longtime member and president of the Truro Curling Club, active member and president of the Truro Duplicate Bridge Club. Helen was noted for her beautiful handwork, especially her knitting where she won awards at the Provincial Exhibition and also her needle point which she made for family and her good friends. Helen loved all animals, especially her long time companion dog, Harvey. Predeceased are brothers, Emerson, George and John; sisters, Margaret, Pansy, Irene, and Ruth. She leaves behind her loving husband of 60 years, Raymond; daughter, Esther (Gary) Hopkins; son, John (Amanda); and her beloved grandchildren, Quinn, Morgan, and Clarke; sisters, Violet and Esther; along with many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 12:30 until funeral service at 2 p.m., Tuesday, January 13, in the Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro, with Rev. Dr. Brian Ross officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or any charity in aid of animals.
WYMAN, Nancy Joyce
94, Grand View Manor, Berwick, formerly of Kentville, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2009, in the manor. Born in Walton-on-Thames, England, she was a daughter of the late Frederick Edward "Jack" "John" and Florence (Atkins) Seale. She had been employed as Administrator of Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, Ont., and later worked as the Executive Secretary at Hermes Electronics, Dartmouth, from where she retired. She was an accomplished pianist and a self-taught painter. She had a love for all animals, especially dogs. She is survived by her son, David (Myra Ross) Roos, Kentville; grandson, Michael (Joanne) Campbell, Tantallon; stepdaughters, Patricia "Pat", Halifax; Mary, Sackville; Catherine, Bridgewater; stepson, David (Diane), Sackville; stepgrandchildren, Tracy, Shelby and Jessica; step great-grandchildren, Cameron and Izzabelle; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Edward Richard Roos; her second husband, Clifford Parker Briggs Wyman; half-brother, Godfrey Seale. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation, by family request. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 17, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Rev. Dr. Judith Saunders officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax. Donations in memory may be made to Kings County SPCA. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.