Barbara "Ruth" MacEachern
MacEACHERN, Barbara "Ruth" - 60, Dartmouth, died peacefully July 22, 2003, at home. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Levi and Sarah (Poole) Banfield. Ruth was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She worked at the Halifax County Rehab Centre for 25 years and was greatly loved by all the residents. Ruth was a member of the South Eastern Community Health Board, member of the Drug Dependency Advisory Committee, member of the Elms Glade No. 11 Buffalo Club and a member of the Somme Branch Legion No. 31, King Street.
Surviving are husband, George "Ira"; daughters, Katherine (Ken) Eldershaw, Patricia Boutilier, all of Dartmouth; Heather Boutilier, Eastern Passage; Christine (Mike) Albert, Dartmouth; seven grandchildren.
She was predeceased by first husband, John Boutilier; sister, Bertha Furlong.
Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday, funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, Earl Boutilier officiating, Buffalo service 7 p.m. Friday, all in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Cremation to follow. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Reception will be held in the Buffalo Club, 2 Wentworth St., Dartmouth following the service.
Artificial flowers preferred. Donations to Canadian Diabetes Association.
Leo Charles Joseph LeClerc
LeCLERC, Leo Charles Joseph - 72, Lower Sackville, died peacefully at home, July 23, 2003. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Leopold and Alfreda (Chevirie) LeClerc.
He was a merchant seaman for 40 years, and served in the United States Coast Guard. He was a member of the Seafarer's International Union of Canada. He loved the sea and had many friends and stories.
Surviving are his wife, the former Theresa Smith; son, Leo Edward, Moncton, N.B.; stepdaughters, Rose, Ann, Helen, Laura, Patsy and Dianna; brothers, Gaston (Iris), Aurel (Jean), John (Clara) and Rene; sisters, Jeannine (Buck) Pye, Jackie (Bud), Carmel (Billy); eight stepgrandchildren; three step great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today, memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 25, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Reception to follow in the funeral home. Burial will be held at sea at a later date.
Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to any charity.
Leslie Kenneth "Les" Shaw
SHAW, Leslie Kenneth "Les" - 79, Cole Harbour, passed away peacefully in Dartmouth General Hospital, July 22, 2003, surrounded by his loving family. Born May 31, 1924, in Mineville, he was the eldest child of the late John and Ella (Leslie) Shaw.
A veteran of the Second World War (Sergeant, RCAF), he was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Somme Branch 31, King Street. He was a long-time employee of the former City of Dartmouth, Works Department until his retirement, and was also a lifetime member of the Mic Mac AAC. Les enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing and will be remembered by many for his sense of humour and the amazing grip in his two-fingered left hand, the result of an earlier saw mill accident.
Surviving are sons, Steve (Donna), British Columbia; Bruce (Brenda), Dartmouth; Brian, Chester; Paul (Robin), Lawrencetown; daughters, Linda Norwood (Roland), Lake Echo; Ruth Wright (Murray), Cole Harbour; Sylvia Gorham (Billy Adamson), Lake Charlotte; Holly, Los Angeles; Darlene (Tim Hodgson), Lake Echo; brother, Carl (Helen), Cole Harbour; sisters, Barbara Andrews, Kentville; Joan Conrad (Earl "Pick"); 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Marjorie (Myers); son, John; brother, Bill; sister, Myrna Lighthall.
Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, July 25, in Atlantic Funeral Home Chapel, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, Rev. Patricia Malin officiating. Burial will take place in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Sharon Anne Grady
GRADY, Sharon Anne - 59, Waverley, passed away July 21, 2003, at home. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Mary (Twohig) Walsh.
Sharon was employed in the Microbiology Department of the VG Site, QEII, and held advanced certification in microbiology with Canadian Society of Laboratory Technologists. Despite her many medical adversities, Sharon maintained her engaging smile and was admired for her wit. She was an avid gardener both at home and her summer residence in Queensland. Sharon was an active member of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Waverley and the C.W.L. Sharon was well-known in the arts and crafts community and was a member of the Dartmouth Handicrafter Guild, where she received honorary membership for her support of the guild.
She is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Wayne; sister, Shirley (James) Baker, Edmonton; brother, Richard (Vicki), Halifax; nieces, Leanna, Lisa, Chelsea, Kelly; nephews, Paul, Mark.
Visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Funeral 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Rose of Lima Parish, Waverley, Father James Rent officiating. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home Reception Centre.
Memorial donations to the ALS Society of Nova Scotia, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Gerard Jarvais Babin
BABIN, Gerard Jarvais - 85, Halifax, passed away July 21, 2003, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Glenwood, Yarmouth Co., he was a son of the late Esley and Emily (Jacquard) Babin.
He worked in the Plate and Boiler Room at HMC Dockyard in Halifax for 37 years. He was a long-standing parishioner at Edgewood United Church.
Surviving are his wife, Phyllis (Meagher) Babin; daughter, Leisa (Wayne) Munroe and their children, Robin, John and Warren; brothers, Camille and Leodore, both of Massachusetts; sisters, Gertrude Surrette, Dartmouth; Celestine Dobson, Malden, Mass.
He was predeceased by sister, Esther Pothier; brothers, Gordon, Edward, Louis and Jacob.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday in Edgewood United Church, corner of Young Street and Connaught Avenue, Rev. Diane MacVicar officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Burial will take place at a later date in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Ruth Evelyn "Toots" Eveleigh
EVELEIGH, Ruth Evelyn "Toots" - 87, Hubbards, formerly of Halifax, passed away quietly in the VG Site, QEII, July 20, 2003. Born in Martins Point, she was a daughter of the late Warren and Ellen Barkhouse.
She and her late husband were devoted members and supporters of Edgewood United Church for 52 years.
She is survived by her daughter, Judy Coolen, Hubbards; grandchildren, Kathryn and Matthew; brother, George Barkhouse, Martins Point; sister, Betty (Leroy) Hiltz, Martins Point; sister-in-law, Ethel (Ross Barkhouse), Martins Point; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Cecil; brothers, Frank and Ross; sisters, Dorothy, Winnie, and Grace in infancy.
No flowers by request.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville, Rev. Sandra Cox officiating. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax.
Roy Joseph Butler
BUTLER, Roy Joseph - 40, Lower Sackville, passed away July 18, 2003. Born in Halifax, he was a son of Helen (Cooke) Butler and the late Roy Vincent Butler.
Surviving are his daughter, Amanda and her mother Valerie Butler; stepson, Bryan Maloney; brother, Eric (Joan) Butler; sisters, Dorothy Pronk, Sharon (James) Melanson, Maryellen Galpin; special friend, Kathy Sproul; a large circle of family and friends.
Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Cremation will then take place. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church, Lower Sackville, Father Roberto Donato officiating. Burial to follow in Oakridge Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Butler Family.