SLAWTER, Andre Jonathan Edward
20, of East Preston, passed away January 21, 2009, in East Preston. Born in Halifax, he was the son of James P. Simmonds, Toronto, Ont., and Carol Anne Slawter, East Preston. Andre was a loving and devoted son, grandson, nephew and friend to all he came in contact with. Andre had attended Auburn High School, and worked for G-Power Construction Company. Andre was a volunteer coach for the East Preston Pacers. Andre is survived by his parents; brothers, Daniel David, Toronto; DeAngelo Dunham, Toronto; James Jr., Toronto; special friend, Raylene Marsman, Dartmouth; special cousin, Ranae Brooks, East Preston; many aunts, uncles and cousins; maternal grandmother, Muriel Slawter, East Preston; paternal grandfather, Garnet Johnson, Dartmouth; godparents, Vonda Carter, Marla Brooks, Wendy Slawter, John Slawter, Clinton Slawter, William Colley. He was predeceased by loving grandfather, Ralph Slawter, and loving grandmother, Margene Fraser. Visitation will take place Monday January 26, from 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in East Preston United Baptist Cemetery. A repast will follow in the East Preston Community Centre. Donations in Andre's name may be made to the East Preston Pacers Basketball team.
WHITE, Leo Joseph
99 years, of South Esk, N.B. and formerly of Springhill, passed away on Friday, January 23, 2009, in Miramichi Regional Hospital, Miramichi, N.B. Born in Springhill on August 23, 1909, he was a son of the late John William and Mary Alice (Boudreau) White. A popular barber in Springhill for more that 50 years, Leo also enjoyed spending many hours building and creating things for his family. More than one generation of Springhillers have appreciated his creative, animated Christmas scenes displayed in his barbershop window on Main Street. He is survived by his children, Virginia White, Halifax; Marianne (Greg) Colburne, Miramichi, N.B.; and Robert White, New Brunswick; sister, Sylvia Dollemont, Moncton, N.B.; grandchildren, Orrick White, Ottawa; Frank Almeda, New Brunswick; Sara Colburne, Halifax, and Alicia (Wally) Langille, Halifax. He was predeceased by his wife of 45 years, the former Irene Marie McMillan; children, Veronica Eva and Dorothy Jane MacKay; brothers, Anthony "Tony", Gilbert, Alexander and Theophilus; sisters, Eva and Lena White and Olive Godfrey; brother-in-law, Joseph Dollemont, Sr. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 27, from St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Springhill, with Father David MacDonald officiating. Burial in the church cemetery, North Street, Springhill, at a later date. If so desired, donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated.
FRANCE, Jack William "Bill"
48, Masstown, passed away suddenly at home Saturday, January 24, 2009. Born in Halifax on May 30, 1960, he was a son of Gertrude "Peggy" (Gerard) and the late Jack Howard France. Bill worked for Atlantic Wholesalers for over 25 years. Bill liked to hunt and fish and was a loving and devoted father to his children, Kyle and Kerri who were his world. Bill had a kind heart and always put everyone before himself. He is survived by his soulmate and loving companion, Shari Knight, Masstown; his wonderful children, Kyle and Kerri, Truro; sisters, Barbara (David Blackmore), Milford; Caroline (Brian Innes), Carrolls Corner; Jaqueline Keddy (Wade Cameron), Shubenacadie; Debbie (Ross MacDonald), Shubenacadie; brother, Robert (Debbie), Shubenacadie; many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, with funeral service at 3 p.m., both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev. Brian DeLong officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Canadian Diabetes Association.
CLANCEY, Richard William
July 26, 1943 - January 24, 2009.
He was a son of William J. and Mary Catherine Clancey. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen; Liam, Raina and Fionn, Moira, Dylan, Jake, Sam, and Sylvie, Joey, Ellen, Eamon, Tom; brothers, Jim and Bill. Love never endsÉ Richard was a family man, wealthy beyond price in the love and regard of his children and the boundless joy of his dear grandchildren. His pleasures were simple, life at the "tree house", a round or two of golf, a day at the beach, winter walks, good books, great music, "kitchen" bridge in pleasant company. The affection and kindness of wonderful friends enriched his whole life and, at the end of his journey, there was much comfort to be found in their care and regard for him. We knew always that we had been blessed, greatly blessed in our friends, and we find our sad hearts a little eased by their steadfast love and compassion. Richard was always touched by the appreciation expressed by you who were once his students, but he was quite astounded by the outpouring of your remembrance and affection in these past weeks. He never realized fully the weight of his influence as the outstanding teacher you described in your letters and cards, as his great ability was ever tempered by his equally great humility. Our gratitude to all you kind young people who recognized his gift by so generously giving it back to him in his hour of need. He loved the residents at Bonny Lea Farm, the family of L'Arche Halifax, and the babies of Project Rachel. He would be most pleased by any remembrance made in honor of his life. Cremation has taken place. Mass will take place Wednesday, January 28, at 2 p.m. in St. Anthony's Church, Hubbards. Reception to follow. Celebration of a life with family and friends will be held at the Hubbards Fire Hall, Saturday, January 31, 2-4 p.m. Donations may be made to the following: Bonny Lea Farm, P.O. Box 560, Chester, N.S., B0J 1J0; L'Arche Halifax, P.O. Box 22304, Bayers Rd RPO, Halifax, NS, B3L 4T7; Project Rachel, NSUL, P.O. Box 8333 Station A, Halifax, NS B3K 5M1 But since it falls unto my lot that I should go and you should not I'll gently rise and softly call, good night and joy be with you all. Fill to him the parting glass.
PIKE, Daisy Pauline
Fall River, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2009, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, surrounded by family. Pauline was born in St. John's, N.L., the daughter of the late Daisy and Alfred Rees. She was a graduate of Bishop Spencer College, and married Harold Pike in 1944. In 1946 they emigrated from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia, but always remained proud Newfoundlanders. Volunteer work at the Anglican Church was an integral part of Pauline's life, first at Christ Church, Dartmouth, and then at St. Thomas' Church in Fall River. The friendships she made there meant a great deal to her. Not a sports fan before she married, Pauline decided to become one when she realized how much time Harold spent watching baseball and hockey. She grew to love both games, and in 1972, when the USSR hosted the Moscow portion of the Russia-Canada hockey summit, Pauline made sure she and Harold were in the stands at the Luzhniki Ice Palace to cheer for Team Canada. Pauline also rooted for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Blue Jays for many decades, with varying degrees of success. Pauline was predeceased by husband, Harold and siblings, Dorothy, Jim and Joan. She is survived by her children, Sharon (Stan) Lloyd, Fall River; David (Kathy), Halifax, and niece D'Ann (Dieter) Feth, Lower Sackville. Pauline was a loving grandmother to Scott, Leah, Andrea and Amie; and proud great-grandmother ("GG") to Kingsly, Jaxson and Isabella. The family would like to thank the staff at the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, especially the nurses on 8.2, for their compassionate care in the last days of Pauline's life. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at St. Thomas' Church in Fall River, Tuesday, January 27, at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow in the church hall. Donations may be made to St. Thomas' Church Building Fund.
KELLOCK-DELANEY, Riley Benjamin
31 days old, Millbrook First Nations, passed away January 22, 2009. It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our little prince, Riley. God gave Riley his special baby wings on the morning of January 22. Born in Truro, Riley was the precious son of Maggie Anne Kellock and Jeff Allan Delaney, both of Truro. Riley will be missed by so many people. He brought so much joy and happiness to everyone. Riley will be forever missed. Riley is survived by his brother, Kurtis and sister, Taylor; uncles, Andy Kellock, and Francis Joe, both of Millbrook; maternal grandparents, Shelia Phillips, Millbrook; and Paul Kellock, Halifax; great-grandparents Cecilia Phillips, Millbrook; and Mary and Herdman Kellock, Salmon River; paternal grandparents, Kelly Delaney, Truro; Wayne Delaney, Truro; great-grandparents David and Leta Bruce, Prince Edward Island; and Mea Delaney, Truro; Auntie Shannon and Chanler Delaney. Riley was predeceased by his uncle, Gibb; great-granddad, Hiram Delaney. Visitation will be in 97 Tower Rd., Millbrook on Sunday, January 25, until his service on Monday, January 26, at 2 p.m. in Sacred Heart Church, Millbrook. Interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home. On-line condolences may be made to: www.colchestercommunity.com "Wherever you go and whatever you do, my spirit is here and it stays close to you. I know you can't see me but know I am safe, as I play with the Angel's in beauty and grace."
WEAGLE, Arnold Edward
78, of Bridgewater, Lunenburg Co., passed away January 24, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Bridgewater, he was a son of the late Theophilus and Lena (Hebb) Weagle. Arnold was an avid hunter and fisherman and Worked for CNR until 1963, and later was a Heavy Equipment Operator with various companies throughout Lunenburg County until his retirement from the Department of Transportation in 1988. He was a Life Member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 24, Bridgewater, serving on several committees. He was also a member of Bridgewater Senior Citizen's Club and a former long-time member of the Lahave River Salmon Association. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, the former Barbara McCarthy; children, Deborah Robar, Bridgewater; Robert (Diane), Hebbville; Brenda McCarthy (David), Stony Plain, Alta.; "Barbie" (Andy Nowe), Farmington; brother, Gordon, Bridgewater; grandchildren, Patricia "Tish", Steven, Monica, Deanna, Richard, Karen, Krista, Brittany, Ashley and Jessie; great-grandsons, Jacob, Nathan, Tyler, Ethan and Owen. He was predeceased by infant twin daughters; brother, Ralph; sisters, Hilda, Vivian, Marie and Pauline. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, with a public Legion Tribute Service at 7 p.m. in R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville, and where memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Rev. Willis Ott Officiating. Private Family Interment will be held in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater. Immediate family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch, Lung Association of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.
TATTRIE, Boyd Otis
68, Tatamagouche, passed away January 25, 2009, in Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche. Born in French River, Colchester Co., he was a son of the late Otis B. and Vivian A. (Cameron) Tattrie. He was a snowplow operator with the Department of Transportation. He enjoyed bowling, darts, fishing and hunting, but especially enjoyed the time that he spent with his grandchildren. Surviving is his wife, Doreen (Langille); sons, Ross (Donna), Shawn (Alice); daughters, Tammy (Jim), Michelle (Terry) and Jolene (Carl), all of Tatamagouche; grandchildren, Dustin, Dillon, Jordan, Kenya, Ceanna, Colton, Cristen, Brooklynn, Alanna and James; brothers, Aubrey (Evelyn), Leo (Darlene), Hector (Sadie), Bobby (Elizabeth); sisters, Pauline (Frank) and Marilyn; sister-in-law, Lorraine. He was predeceased by son, Christopher; brother, Truman. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. in the family home, 682 Lake Road, Tatamagouche, and funeral services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m. in Sharon United Church, Tatamagouche. Interment will be in French River Cemetery followed by a reception in the Royal Canadian Legion, Tatamagouche. Memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Coulter's Funeral Home (657-3288) P.O. Box 190, Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0.
RHYNOLD, Sandra Diane
63, Whitehead, Guysborough Co., died Tuesday, December 16, 2008, at home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of Annamae (Meades) Anderson, Halifax and the late Horace Anderson. She was a member of Grace United Church, Whitehead. In earlier years, while living in Ontario, Sandra was employed as a hostess at the Fifth Wheel Restaurant. After moving home to Whitehead, she worked at Canso Seafoods. Sandra loved camping and spending time at Lake Ainslie. Her greatest love was for her family and she took great pride in her children and grandchildren. She was a community volunteer, dedicating her time at prize bingos and darts. Sandra will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her devoted husband of 47 years Lindsay, Whitehead; sons Lindsay Arnold, Milton, Ont.; Johnny Lee (Mary), Yellow Marsh; brothers David (Grace), Whitehead; Doug (Vicki), Acton, Ont.; sister, Carol Anne Hicks (John Vitorino), Brampton, Ont.; grandchildren, Amanda (Wayne George), Lindsay, Martin, Alicia (Travis Smith), Zachary; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by infant daughter, Clara Anne. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Saturday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in Whitehead Fire Hall where funeral service will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. David Wheeler officiating. Burial at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or Guysborough Memorial Hospital, Palliative Care Unit. Funeral arrangements are under the dignified and compassionate care of G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, 17545 Highway 316, Country Harbour.