MacHATTIE, George Roland
64, Porter's Lake and formerly of Copper Lake, Antigonish Co., died Thursday, January 8, 2009, at home. Born in Copper Lake, he was a son of the late James and Marguerite (Tate) MacHattie. George graduated from the Nova Scotia Institute of Technology as an Electronic Engineering Technician and was employed at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography for 32 years, retiring in 1998. He loved hunting, fishing, working in his workshop, spending time at his cottage in Copper Lake and most of all, doing puzzles with his grandchildren. He is survived by sons, Trevor (Nicole), Bedford, and Mark (Cynthia), Calgary, Alta.; special grandchildren, Ewan and Emma MacHattie, Bedford; brothers, Russell (Marjorie), Copper Lake; Murray (Elizabeth), Coalburn, Pictou Co., Stanley (Darlene) Gaetz Brook; Brian (Ann Marie), Copper Lake; sisters, Audrey (Morris) Frittenburg, Waterloo, Ont. and June (Brian) Tate, Melrose, Guysborough Co.; several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and visitation will be held on Friday, January 16, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, where funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 17, at 2 p.m. with Keith Selwyn-Smith officiating. Burial to follow in Burn's Cemetery, Copper Lake. Memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch, or a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements are under the dignified and compassionate care of G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, 17545 Highway 316, Country Harbour.
WHITE, Mary Winnifred
Died January 12, 2009. She was the daughter of Mr. William Wareham and the late Mrs. Janet Wareham. She is survived by husband, Donald White, Dominon; son, Sheldon, British Columbia; daughter Janet (JB) MacDonald, Glace Bay; grandchildren, Kelsie and Emily MacDonald; father, William Wareham, Glace Bay and brother, Jim, Truro. She was predeceased by her mother, Janet Wareham; son, Donald William White. Visitation Thursday, January 15, in Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay; 849-7520, 1-3 p.m. Funeral Service 3 p.m. in the Funeral Home chapel. Burial to take place at a later date.
FARROW, Charles Ira "Charlie"
90, East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash and formerly of Tatamagouche and Malagash, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 11, 2009, in the Lodge. Born in Oxford, December 28, 1918, he was the son of the late Robert and Marion (Moore) Farrow. At an early age, Charlie moved to Malagash with his family. Following high school, he worked at the Malagash salt mine for a few years until the outbreak of the Second World War. During the war, he served with the First Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers. Following the war he worked as a licensed steamfitter in Hamilton, Ont., and later in the Halifax area. He also worked for the city of Halifax, taught evening classes for the Department of Labour as well as at Vocational Schools. He took several teaching, and administration courses at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Purdue University, Indiana, and Institute of Technology, Moncton, N.B. He was Vice-Principal at Kings County Vocational School in Kentville finishing his last two years there as acting Principal, retiring in 1974. During retirement he was active in the Malagash Community devoting time to several projects, writing two books on the history of Malagash and the salt mine community and developing land. He was Past Master and Life Member of Wallace Masonic Lodge and Past President and Life Member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 97, Malagash receiving the Meritorious Service Medal. During his later years, he enjoyed painting tall ships, seascapes, animals, and birds. Surviving are his daughter, Sally (Rudy) DeRuyter, Liverpool; son, Bill (Linda), Malagash; granddaughters, Samara DeRuyter and Mandy (Nick Fralic) DeRuyter, both of Liverpool; grandsons, Scott DeRuyter, Liverpool; Matthew (Jennifer Zwicker) DeRuyter, Toronto; Mark (Lesley) Farrow, South Korea; Timothy Farrow, Prince Edward Island, sister, Marguerite "Peggy" Chapman, Halifax; nephew, Bob (Bev) Chapman, Halifax. He was predeceased by his wife, Sylvia (Johnson). Royal Canadian Legion will conduct a tribute service at 1 p.m. Friday, January 16, in Coulter's Funeral Home, 48 Riverside Dr., Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0 followed immediately by a celebration of Charlie's life, Rev. Morley Bentley officiating. Reception to follow. Family interment in MacKenzie Cemetery, Malagash. Family flowers only by request. Memorial donations can be made to the North Shore Health Services Foundation, East Cumberland Lodge or a charity of choice.
THOMPSON (Humphrey), Judith Ann "Judy"
June 16, 1955 - January 9th, 2009. It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother and grandmother in QEII Health Sciences Centre with her husband and her four children. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Dorothy (Croke) Humphrey. She worked at the Old Halifax Infirmary for a brief period before retiring to raise her family. She enjoyed spending her time knitting, collecting Elvis memorabilia and, most of all, spending time with her family and taking care of her grandchildren and the neighbourhood kids. We all love you very much and you will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have met you. Judy is survived by her husband of 32 years, George Thompson and her children Charles K. Thompson, Kenneth G. Thompson, George H. Thompson Jr. and Dorothy Jean Thompson, all residing in north-end Dartmouth. She is also survived by her daughters-in-law, Angela Robbins, April (Crouse) Thompson and her grandchildren Dakota A. Thompson and Carter L. Thompson. She is also survived by her brothers, Kenneth (Judy) Humphrey, Musquodoboit; Arthur (Cathy) Humphrey, Musquodoboit; and her sisters, Cathy (Wayne) French, Stewiacke, and Barbara Humphrey, Dartmouth. As per Judy's wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of Snow's Funeral home. Visitation will be held on Thursday January 15 from 12-2 p.m. with the service to follow at 2 p.m. in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, N.S. with Rev. Lloyd O'Neil officiating. A reception to follow at the family home in north-end Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
HUGHES, Mae Elizabeth
age 93, Temperance Street, Westville, passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2009, in Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, she was a daughter of the late John and Jessie (MacIvor) Parsons. She was an adherent of St. Paul United Church, Westville. She worked for Red Cross while living in Toronto and after returning to Nova Scotia, continued her volunteer work with various organizations, including the Pictou County Seniors Help Line and Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed her pets and took a great interest in gardening. The matriarch of the family, she was known as "Nanny Hughes". She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Betty DeYoung (Jim), Antigonish; Diane Lamey (Harry), Westville; daughter-in-law, Betty Langille (Bill), Scotsburn; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and five great great- grandchildren. She is also survived by sister, Leah Falconer, Jeddore; brothers, Calvin Parsons (Marg), Jeddore; Angus Parsons (Arlene), Sarnia; sister-in-law, Elsie Hughes, Westville; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Sam; son, Sammy; sister, Louise Bartlett; and brother, Bob and sister-in-law, Lois Parsons. Visitations will be held today from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Her funeral service will be held on tomorrow at 2 p.m. in Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville with Rev. Doug Pilsworth officiating. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery, Westville. Family flowers only. Donations in her memory may be made to the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society, 835 East River Road, New Glasgow, B2H 3S6.
SHEA, Ina Florence
97, Amherst, died in Gables Lodge on January 12, 2009. Daughter of the late Gilbert and Dora Hicks. Survived by Pat Davidson, John Farrow, Carl Davidson, Karen Mallet, all of whom she raised as her own children; nephews, Gilbert Hicks, Ronnie Ricker; niece, Dora Beal. Predeceased by husband, Ronald, infant child; sisters, Avis Ricker, Laura Farrow; brother, Gerald Hicks. Arrangements under Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, Amherst, with visitation tomorrow 7-9 p.m., funeral service in Furlong~Jones Chapel, Wednesday 2 p.m. Burial in Amherst Cemetery in spring. Donations to Gables Lodge "Warm Blanket" Fund.
MacNEIL, Terrance William "Terry"
69, Boisdale. With broken hearts, we announce the passing of Terrance "Terry" MacNeil, on January 11, 2009, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late William Joseph and Margaret Mary MacNeil. Terry was a member of St. Andrew Church, Boisdale. He was employed for many years as a psychiatric nursing assistant at the former Nova Scotia Hospital until his retirement. Terry is survived by his loving wife, Anne Marie (MacLeod) MacNeil; children, Nicole MacNeil (Lezin Doucet), Yarmouth; Terry and Emily at home, and Calum, Red Deer, Alta.; his beloved grandchildren, Jordan and Carmen Doucet; brothers, Laurie (Margie) and Ted (Yvonne), both of Dartmouth; Bob and Dave, both of Glace Bay; niece, Heather and nephew, Ronnie. Visitation for Terry MacNeil will be held in St.Andrew Church, Boisdale, today, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass to celebrate Terry's life will be held Wednesday, at 11 a.m. in St. Andrew Church, Boisdale, with Father Paul Abbass officiating and Father Peter MacLeod co-celebrating. Burial to take place in the church cemetery at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines.
MORASH, Freda Bernice
89, Scott's Point, passed away on Monday, January 12, 2009, at home. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Stannage and Ethel (Keddy) Morash. Freda was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by nieces, Phyllis Zinck, Sheila (John) Dover, Charlotte Faulkner, Barbara Morash; nephews, Wade Zinck, Clifford (Eleanor) Coolen, Walter "Sonny" Coolen, Kenny (Shawna) Morash, John "Bubs" Faulkner; brother-in-law, Lawrence "Bubbles" Zinck; sisters-in-law, Leona Morash and Leah Faulkner; many great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by long-time companion, William "Bill" Faulkner; brother, Robert Morash and two infant brothers; twin sister, Dorothy Morash, sisters, Agnes (Walter) Coolen, Violet Zinck; nephew, Stephen Faulkner. Arrangements are under the care and direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield (477-5601), where visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 14, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 15, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations in Freda's memory may be made to St. James Anglican Church or St. James Anglican Church Cemetery Fund.
HYLAND, Florence M. "Florrie"
96, of Halifax, passed away peacefully January 10, 2009, in Country Living Estates, Halifax. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Myrtle (Keddy) Cartile. Florrie joined MT&T as a student operator on November 13, 1928. She was transferred to District Commercial PBX Operator and then became a Service Order Clerk. She remained in this position for 14 years until 1947 when she was promoted to Service Representative, a position she held for 18 years. She was then promoted to the position of Business Office Supervisor, a position she held until her retirement in 1968. She was an astute businesswoman, full of spirit with a quick wit and a zest for life. Florrie was also an avid gardener. She lived formerly on Abbott Drive, Halifax, until the winter of 2007. She was a loving wife and homemaker and all were welcome in her home. She was a member of St. Lawrence Parish as well as a member of The Telephone Pioneers of America. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Clarence "Clary"; brothers, Peter, Charles and Robie. Surviving are sister, Marie (Coolen) of Halifax and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 14, from 2-4, and 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayer's Rd., Halifax, and funeral mass will be held Thursday, January 15, at 11 a.m. in St. Benedict's Parish (St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church) 3473 Dutch Village Rd., Halifax, Father Bernard O'Neil will officiate with interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Sackville. Donations in memory may be made to Arise Building Campaign. Many thanks to the staff at the Berkeley (Green Street, Halifax), and to the staff at Country Living Estates for their care.
MacLEAN, Lee David
L. David "Dave" MacLean, passed away unexpectedly on December 31, 2008, in Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, Fredericton, N.B. Born on August 25, 1936, in Inverness, he was a son of the late Hugh and Florence (Flieger) MacLean (of Strathlorne). He began working with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in 1956 and retired 30 years later after managing several branches. Dave was a member of Nackawic Lions Club, a life member of Lions Club International and was a recipient of the Lions Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. He was a past master of the Granite Lodge No. 54, and a member of the Shriners. Dave was an active member of Kirk United Church and a former Mayor of Nackawic. Dave is survived by his wife, Juanita I. (Wilson); daughter, Lisa Galantai (George), Fredericton, N.B.; grandsons, Ryan Clark and Joshua Galantai, both of Fredericton; sister, Ruth McAskill (James), Mactaquac, N.B.; brother, Wentworth MacLean (Annabel), Strathlorne; several nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his best friend, his dog Riley. In addition to his parents, Dave was predeceased by his son, Gregory Blake in 1980; infant daughter, Mary Lee in 1964 and an infant sister, Nancy. Visiting hours were held in Flewelling Funeral Home, Nackawic on Friday and Saturday. A Lion's Club Tribute Service and a Masonic Service were also conducted in the funeral home. Funeral service was held in Kirk United Church, 29 Landegger Dr., Nackawic, on Sunday, January 4, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jennifer Brown officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in Wesleyan Union Cemetery, Upper Coverdale, Albert Co., N.B. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dave may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Nackawic Lions Club or to a charity of the donor's choice.