DECHMAN, Mildred L.
90, of Bridgewater, passed away on January 16, 2009. Born in Glace Bay in 1918, she was a daughter of Emmaroy and Harry Sterns, with siblings Shirley McKenna (deceased), Stewart (Jeanette) Sterns and James (June) Sterns. Mildred graduated from MacDonald College, McGill University, with a degree in Home Economics. After graduating she taught in Montreal West. In December 1941 she married Ted Gordon of Bay Roberts, N.L. After his death in 1951, Mildred resumed teaching at Bicentennial Jr. High School in Dartmouth. In 1955, she married Art Dechman and moved to Bridgewater where she spent the rest of her life. During this time Mildred was very active in community work. She was instrumental in founding the Wee Wisdom Nursery School, Past President of the Bridgewater Ladies Curling Club, Hospital Auxiliary, Dawson Daisy, Bridgewater United Church, United Church Women, United Church Choir, South Shore Regional Chorale. Mildred had a wonderful life in Bridgewater and had many dear friends. She will be truly missed. Mildred is survived by her daughters, Glennie Gordon, Shirley Gordon, Sandy (Till) Gordon, Gail Dechman, Heather Dechman; her grandchildren, Jim (Lori) Rofihe, Wendy Rofihe, Joann Rofihe, Chelsee Venedam; and great-grandchildren, Alison Tedford and Selena Rofihe. Visitation will be held in Sweeny's Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 20 from 2-4 p.m., with a memorial service in the Bridgewater United Church on Wednesday, January 21, at 1 p.m., with Rev Ivan Norton officiating. Donations may be made to the Wee Wisdom Nursery School, the South Shore Regional Hospital, or a charity of your choice.
MacGILLIVRAY, Jean Frances
89, of Seaview Manor, passed away at the Manor on Friday, January 16, 2009. Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late James A. and Mary (Campbell) Fraser. She will be sadly missed by her sister, Jeanette "Huna" McDonald, Toronto, Ont.; and many nieces, nephews and in-laws. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Urban MacGillivray, sister, Alice "Sis" McDonald and brother, James "Bobby" Fraser. Funeral will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Anne's Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.
HILTZ, John Frederick
78, Aylesford, Kings Co., passed away Friday, January 16, 2009, in the Grand View Manor, Berwick. Born in New Ross, Lunenburg Co., on July 23, 1930, he was a son of the late Frederick and Gertrude (Sawler) Hiltz. John worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway as a young man and worked as a carpenter for over 30 years. Although born in New Ross, he spent most of his life in Aylesford. Surviving are his children, Catherine Guest, Leah (Robert) McDow, all of Aylesford; Steven Hiltz, Greenwood; grandchildren, Heather and Jennifer Elliott, Jason Brown, Rodney Hiltz-Mugridge, Adam Brown; several great-grandchildren; brother, Edgar Hiltz, Aylesford; sisters, Ruby Reid, and Doris Campbell, both of Alberta; Hazel Keddy, New Ross; numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brother, Robert Hiltz; sisters, Nita Eldridge; Beatrice Hill; Mary Selby. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Funeral service for John will take place 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, in St. Mary's Anglican Church, 20 Morden Rd., Auburn, Rev. Charles Bull officiating, with burial in the church cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in his memory may be made to the Grand View Manor. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S., B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900).
PARSONS (Faulkner), Joanie Marie
50, Head Of Jeddore, passed away January 16, 2009 peacefully in Twin Oaks Hospital, Musquodoboit Harbour, with the family by her side, after a battle with cancer. Joanie was very strong throughout her illness over a short period of time. She is the oldest daughter of Clifford and Mona Faulkner. Loved ones left behind, son, Todd Parsons, Porter's Lake; former husband, Mark Parsons; brothers, Russell (Jackie) Faulkner, East Jeddore; Melvin Faulkner (Julie Philpitt), Head Jeddore; sisters, Elizabeth (Alan) Young, Head Jeddore; Nancy (Mark) Mosher, Chezzetcook; many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles; special friends, Evelyn MacIntosh, and Mike Rector. She was predeceased by her mother Mona; and nephew, Ryan Faulkner. Joanie had a great passion for all animals and she was very devoted to her friends, always there to listen and give her advice. She will be greatly missed and always loved by everyone. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Rowlings Funeral Home. Graveside service will take place at St. James Cemetery, Head Jeddore No. 7 Highway, officiated by Trish Ingram on Tuesday, January 20 at 1 p.m. Reception to follow in St. James Hall, Doby's Hill, Head Jeddore. Donations in memory may be made to Twin Oaks Hospital, or Canadian Cancer Society. Very special thanks to Dr. Bass, Dr. Morzycki and the nurses at Twin Oaks Hospital who took care of Joanie and who were there for the family and friends.
HACKETT, Lewis Jacob
62, Lunenburg, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Lunenburg, Lewis was a son of the late Jerome and Lucy (Tanner) Hackett. In his earlier years, Lewis was employed as a meat cutter and then went to sea for many years as a scallop fisherman with Adams and Knickle. After his retirement at sea, he was a Union Representative with the Unions CBRT and GW and then worked until his retirement as an interpreter with the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Lewis was a member of Central United Church, Lunenburg. He loved spending time with family and friends, especially treasured times with his grandchildren. He brought much joy, laughter and love to them and will be deeply missed. Lewis found great pleasure in simple everyday things, enjoying his daily drives to Heckman's Island and Blue Rocks. He is survived by his wife, Bev; daughters, Marci (Rick) Elliott, Barrie, Ont.; Tania (Daniel) Cook, First South; Jacki (Tony) Boutcher, First South; sister, Carolyn (Robert Norse), Halifax; brother, Jerry (Juliette) Hackett, Fall River, and grandchildren, Shaelyn, Camryn, Claudia and Claire, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Glen. Friends are invited to share their memories of Lewis during visitation in Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. No. 3., Lunenburg on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate Lewis' life will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. in Central United Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Grace Caines-Corkum officiating. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery. Lunenburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to QEII Health Sciences Centre, Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, South Shore Regional Hospital, or charity of your choice.
HAZELTON, Murray Ross
Passed away peacefully, after a battle with cancer in Toronto Grace Hospital on Wednesday, January 7, 2009, at age 75. Beloved husband of Irene; loving father of Ross and predeceased by sons, Michael George and John Murray; dear brother of Bill and his wife, Val; Don and his wife, Doady; Mildred and her husband, Wayne, Lorna, Jean and her husband Chuck; Helen, and Ace. Predeceased by his sister, Phyllis and survived by many nieces and nephews. Interment occured in Park Lawn Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Toronto Grace Hospital Palliative Care Unit.
Bear Point, passed away in Yarmouth Regional Hospital on January 11, 2009, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Goreham; daughters, Hannah, Ella and Natasha; sister, Irene Porter; brother, Henry Porter, as well as many friends. Born on April 18, 1941, and raised in Prestatyn, North Wales, she graduated with a diploma in Art and Design from Wimbleton Arts College and a teacher's diploma from Lecheister College. An avid adventurer, she moved to Canada in 1968, after taking a teaching position at Barrington Municipal High School, where she helped establish a thriving art program for over 20 years. She encouraged the community by organizing and directing after-school and evening classes, repeatedly gaining recognition for student work on a national level. Eventually settling in Bear Point, she devoted countless hours to her garden while imparting her sense of curiousity, independence, determination, and love of life to those around her. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 18, in Anglican Church of Ascension, Barrington, Rev. Sandra Fyfe officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Rosalin Nickerson Care Fund in memory of Beryl Goreham.
KNIGHT, Dorothy Jean
73, Lower Prospect. It is with great sorrow that we announce that our beloved mother, Dorothy Jean, also known as "Chook", passed away peacefully at home in Lower Prospect on January 10, 2009. She is now in heaven with our beloved father, her husband, the late Eric Charles Knight, whom she had deeply missed for the past year and a half. Born in Halifax on January 13, 1935, she was a daughter of the late William and Catherine (Ryan) Brophy. Dorothy was a faithful member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish. She loved playing cards and travelling to Bridgewater, Cape Breton and to the Valley with her sisters. She loved collecting angels, cross stitching, knitting and had done just about every craft, from making wedding cakes to her most recent talent, making homemade soap. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with us, her two children, and our families. She would knit outfits, mittens and Halloween costumes for our children as babies, and dresses and skirts as our girls became ladies. She enjoyed spur-of-the- moment weekend getaways with her daughter, Peggy and son-in-law, Terry, to their cabin on an island five minutes away from their home, or anywhere in the Maritimes. She enjoyed her trips to Calgary to visit her son, Dan, his new wife, Michelle, and the latest edition to their family, Leif. She was our family treasure and hopefully some of her wisdom will stay behind with us. She will be greatly missed by daughter, Peggy (Terry) Blackburn, Lower Prospect; son, Danny (Michelle) Knight, Airdrie, Alta.; grandchildren, Cory (Amanda), Courtney and Caralee Blackburn; Bradley and Myles Knight (mom, Charlene) and Leif Knight as well as her precious great-grandchildren, Kayla and Colleen Blackburn. She will also be deeply missed by her brother, William (Jean) Brophy; sisters, Margaret (Cecil) Blackburn, Janet (Reg) Slaunwhite, all of Lower Prospect and sister, Mary (Ray) Hill of Dartmouth. She will also be missed by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Eric Knight and sister, Lila (Murray) Rhuda (of Cape Breton). Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayer's Rd., Halifax. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to Star of the Sea Parish or a charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com Mom is now in the arms of Angels, May she find the greatest of comfort there.
SURETTE, Julia Mary
82, passed away on January 12, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital after battling a long illness. She was the eldest child of Phillip and Marjorie Emin, of Lebanese heritage. During her lifetime, she was a member of the Catholic Women's League, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 61, Yarmouth, a founding member of Yarmouth County Council and Home and School, a founding member of the Mental Health Association and Stage Manager of the Yarmouth Music Festivals for many years. For the last 40 years, she was agent to her second husband and artist, the late Nelson Surette. She is survived by her children, of whom she was very proud, Don (Peggy) Nichols, St. Stephen, N.B.; Sheila Nichols, Yarmouth; Mary (Jack) Duffus, Yarmouth, and her grandchildren whom she loved dearly, Kevin, Cheryl, Brian and Jonette and her great-grandchildren, whom she adored, Lei'lani, Kailee, Marissa and Jayven. Julia loved life and will be greatly missed. Her remains are resting in Sweeny's Funeral Home, where visiting hours will take place today from 7-9 p.m. with prayers at 8 p.m. Funeral mass to take place Wednesday, January 14, at 11 a.m. from St. Ambrose Cathedral, Father John MacPherson officiating. Spring interment in Our lady of Calvary Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Yarmouth Victorian Order of Nurses or to a charity of your choice.