RENOUF, John "Earl"
86, Halifax, passed away peacefully with his wife Joyce by his side on Thursday, January 15, 2009. Born in St. John's, N.L., he was a son of the late Edwin and Mildred (Messervy) Renouf. Earl worked as a chartered accountant for the federal government for 30 years until his retirement. Earl and Joyce led an active retired life, dividing their time between Florida and Nova Scotia. Earl enjoyed golfing, walking, travelling, and socializing with his wife, family and their many friends. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Joyce (Nicolle) Renouf; daughter, Pat (Phil) Scott; sons, David (Carol), Barry; sister, Rita Mumford; grandchildren, Mitchell (Julia) Scott, Hillary (Jim) Haight, Eric (Marla) Renouf, Katrina (Matt) Crosby, Nick, James; several great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in mid April. A notice will be published at a later date.
JOUDREY, Robert Earl
70, Bridgewater, Lunenburg Co., passed away at home on Saturday, January 17, 2009. Born in Bridgewater, he was a son of the late Ellard and Eileen (Thompson) Joudrey. Surviving are his wife, Rosalind (Conrad); son, Tim (Kathleen), Bridgewater; grandchildren, Kolby, Kadyn, Kynle; sisters, Betty, Gloria, Barbara, Marion, Margaret; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by daughter, Shirley Ann Joudrey; brothers, William "Billy", Fenwick "Fenny", George "Sonny". Visitation, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater, and where funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, with Rev. Paul Jensen officiating. Burial to follow in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the family.
BISHOP, Violet Joyce
89, of Kentville. It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our mom, Joyce, on Saturday, January 17, 2009 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, with her family by her side. Born in Culloden, Digby Co., she was a daughter of the late Burton and Sadie (Middleton) Stark. In her younger years, she worked as a nanny in Philadelphia, Pa. She was then employed at the Metropolitan Store in Kentville for a number of years and was also an Avon consultant for 27 years. She was a family orientated lady who loved her late husband, Charlie, her three girls, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren dearly. She was called "Mom" to many and had a smile wherever she went. She loved to play the odd game of bingo before her illness prevented this and she loved to watch tennis and skating. She was usually seen with her two daughters, Sharon Anne, and Debbie, shopping, and loved her visits to the city with them. She is survived by daughters, Sheila Ray, Durham, Ont.; Sharon Anne (Mike) Cleveland, New Minas, Kings Co.; Debbie (John) Garrison, Port Williams, Kings Co.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Charlie; sisters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Shirley; brothers, Sidney, Chester, Fulton, and Murray. There will be no visitation, by family request. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, with Rev. John McNally officiating. Burial will take place in the Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings Co. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Annapolis Valley Victorian Order of Nurses - Palliative Care, or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
PERCY, Wayne Anthony
66, of Waverley, died peacefully at home on December 20, 2008, in the loving care of his wife of 40 years, Sharron (MacPhee) Percy. Born in Almonte, Ont., December 15, 1942, Wayne is survived by daughters, Barb Dodge, Donna and Leslie Percy, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, three sisters, four brothers and many nieces and nephews, all of Carleton Place and Ontario area. Also survived by stepdaughter, Crystal (Ron) Williams and their son, Forest of Waverley; stepson, Mark (Kim) Welner of Fairview; and brothers-in-law, Milton MacPhee (Annick) of Bedford; Joe (Glenda) MacPhee, Neepawa Man., and mother-in-law, Ina MacPhee of Neepawa, Man. and Waverley. He was predeceased by parents, Ella and Tony Percy, brother, William (Bill) Percy and father-in-law, William (Ben) MacPhee. Wayne spent more than 30 years as an oilfield and heavy equipment welder in the Peace River country of Northern Alberta. He greatly enjoyed hunting, trapping and the long drives to visit family "back east". Wayne was a longtime Legion member having been in the Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Militia Unit. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held at the Dieppe No. 90 RC Legion Waverley on January 15, at 2 p.m., Rev. Valerie Kingsbury officiating. Interment at a later date in Carleton Place, Ontario. Special thanks to the VON, Palliative Care Team and Dr. Michael Fleming.
SCOBBIE, Dorothy Anna "Nancy"
Nancy was born in Ireland in 1920, subsequently spending most of her early years in Halifax, England. In 1939, she was apprenticed to the De Havilland Aircraft Company, qualifying as an electrician - quite unusual for a woman at that time. Following her marriage to Lawrence Scobbie, (deceased) and following two years in Bagdhad, they worked in England and Wales, Nancy as a teacher of aspiring electricians and Lawrence as a clinical and educational psychologist. They moved to Nova Scotia in 1967, where Lawrence was appointed a professor in St. Mary's University Education Department and Nancy became a loyal member of the SMU Faculty Womens' Association. She joined the Faculty of the Halifax Grammar School and for 23 years held a special place there as a highly respected math teacher, librarian, archivist, and fencing instructor. Her unique approach to math problems and her teaching style are now legendary, but it was her desire that her students should excel to the best of their ability that evokes the fondest memories and appreciation among alumni and staff. Nancy was a remarkable, effective teacher whose strict emphasis on the fundamentals produced champions in the classroom and in fencing, which she established and guided at the school for 18 years. She brought dedication, enthusiasm, and energy to all her endeavours at the school, for which the HGS community will be forever grateful. Small in stature, but large in personality Nancy was fiercely independent. She had a sharp intellect and a notable presence in her community. For several decades she was a familiar sight riding her bicycle around the south end of Halifax and she determinedly bagged leaves and chopped her own firewood right to the end. She was a keen gardener and the display of snowdrops and crocuses in front of her house gave great joy every spring to her neighbours and to passersby. Her gifts of quince jelly to those around her became a Christmas season tradition. She had just retired from Hope Cottage, where she has volunteered for the past 18 years. She died peacefully after a brief illness aged 88 years in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII on January 9, 2009. At her request no funeral or memorial will be held for Nancy.
RHODENIZER, Bernice Rosann
86, Windsor, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2009, in Dykeland Lodge, Windsor. Born in Auburndale, she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Jennie (Hebb) Rhodenizer. Bernice worked at Nova Scotia Textiles, Windsor, for many years until her retirement. She is survived by sisters, Edith, Marion and Marjorie, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Margaret, Verna, Ruby, Geraldine; brothers, Murray and Raymond. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. No. 3, Lunenburg. The family have requested no visitation at the funeral home. A graveside committal service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of Dykeland Lodge, Windsor, and to a faithful friend, Evelyn Swinamar for all her visits and acts of kindness. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Halifax, passed away peacefully in QEII Health Sciences Centre, on December 18, 2008, at the age of 92. He was born in Batley, Yorkshire, England. He was married to his beloved wife, the late Margaret Josephine for 62 years. He is survived by his sons, Frank (Jackie), Dermot (Liisa); daughters, Brenda, Patricia and Anne; grandson, Kevin and his great-granddaughter, Breaane. Martin was the Director of Public Works of Halifax County for many years. His private funeral service was held on December 19, 2008, in St. Ignatius Parish in Bedford. Burial was held in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Donations in his memory may be made to Hope Cottage or charity of choice.
MacDONNELL (Shaw), Mary "Moe"
Died Saturday, January 10, 2009. She was a daughter of the late Ryan and Margaret Shaw. She was predeceased by siblings, James "Jimmy" Shaw and Catherine "Kwee" MacIsaac (New York). "Moe" is survived by daughter, Carrie Lee Grant, Toronto; sister, Margaret "Maga" McNeil, New Waterford, and brother, John Shaw, Glace Bay. Cremation has taken place and a service will be held in St. Anne's Parish Church, Glace Bay, at 10 a.m., Wednesday, January 14. Donations can be made to Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility or the charity of your choice.
SAWLER, Glendon Frederick "Glen"
71, of Centreville, Kings Co., passed away peacefully, Sunday, January 11, 2009, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, with his family by his side. Born in Wolfville, he was a son of the late Harry Sawler and Edith (Pineo) (Sawler) Robinson. He owned and operated several businesses throughout his lifetime, focusing primarily on retail and contracting and was known for his managerial and people skills. Glen was a member of Centreville Baptist Church and an active member of Scotia Masonic Lodge, No. 28, holding several offices and was the current Junior Warden. He was also a member of both the Eastern and Western Valley Shrine Clubs. He especially enjoyed the fellowship shared through Lodge meetings and various Lodge functions. Glen was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. He is survived by his constant companion, soulmate and best friend, his wife, the former Jeanette Reece; daughter, Deborah "Debbie" Zinck, New Minas; son, Bruce (Vicki Simpson), Tusket; four grandchildren, Harrison, Olivia, Elijah Sawler and Carly Weisner; his mother-in-law, Hilda Reece, Kentville; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, William "Bill" and his wife, Edna. Cremation has taken place under the direction of White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, and there will be no visitation, by family request. A combined Masonic Lodge service and funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 14, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Rev. Marc Potvin officiating. Burial will take place in Lakeview Cemetery, Lakeville. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to Centreville Baptist Church, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
78, of Bedford, passed away peacefully at home on January 11, 2009. born in Stornoway, Scotland, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Henrietta (MacIver) Findlay. Norina is survived by her husband, Alistair; daughter, Jeanette (Frederick) Ward, Windsor; son, Donald MacLeod, Bedford; brother, Angus Findlay, Owen Sound, Ont. Visitation will be held today from 7-9 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, January 14, in Bedford Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bedford Baptist Church.
SMITH, Clarence Lloyd "Carnie"
61, Canso. The Smith Family of Canso deeply regrets the loss of the most loving, husband, father, and grandfather, Clarence Lloyd "Carnie" Smith. Carnie died on January 16, 2009 in the VG Site, QEII. Born and raised in Canso, he was a son of the late James and Flora (Richardson) Smith. Carnie was a former employee of Seafreeze Foods, Canso, for 36 years, and was employed with Steeple Jack Services Ltd. at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife of 38 years Juanita (Nickerson); daughters, Tracy (Gerry) King, Dartmouth; Sonya (Kevin) Welsh, Rachael Smith, and partner Lori Connolly, both of Canso; also "his boy" Dylan, Canso; grandchildren, Madison, Morganne, Bailee, and Emily. He is also survived by brothers, James (Linda), John, Stanley "Huck" (Judy), and Cecil (Theresa), all of Canso; Norman (Pam), Bedford; sister, Lynn (Michael) Childs, Hazel Hill. He was predeceased by brothers, Carl, Lawrence; and sister, Winnifred "Winnie" O'Leary. Visitation will be held Monday, January 19 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday in Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Canso, with Father Daniel Boudreau officiating. Burial at a later date. Memorial donations in memory of Carnie may be made to a charity of choice.