WHITEWAY, G. Helen
68, Kentville, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2009, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Duvar, P.E.I., she was a daughter of Angeline (Clements) Doiron, Duvar, and the late Peter Doiron. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, homemaker and friend. She dedicated her life to her family and cared for her grandchildren. She was loved and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She enjoyed bowling, darts, camping, family picnics, music, playing scrabble and watching curling. She is survived by her husband, James "Jim"; daughter, Kelly (Doug) Kaizer, Kentville; sons, James "Jim" Jr. and Paul, both of Bedford; sister, Margaret Perry, Duvar; brothers, Alyre (Fabiola) Doiron, Elmsdale, P.E.I.; Vincent (Marjorie) Doiron, Duvar; mother-in-law, Dorothy Whiteway, Kentville; grandchildren, Nicholas, Alexander and Isabel Kaizer; nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place under the direction of White Family Funeral Home, Kentville and there will be no visitation, by family request. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 28, in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Kentville, Father Larry Pitcher officiating. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, or Valley Regional Hospital. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the personal care workers of Annapolis Valley Victorian Order of Nurses and to the nurses, doctors and staff of the Valley Regional Hospital, Medical A Unit for their care, kindness and compassion. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
CHISHOLM, Jean Phyllis
255 Poplar St., New Glasgow, passed away peacefully Monday, January 26, 2009, at home in her 85th year after living with Parkinson's Disease for 12 years. Born in New Glasgow, she was the daughter of the late Daniel James "DJ" and Janet Agnes (Chisholm) Chisholm. Following a B.Sc. HEc from Acadia, she completed Dietetic Internship at Ottawa Civic Hospital. She was a former director of Dietetics, Camp Hill Hospital, Halifax. She was a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder. She was a life member of St. Andrews Elsie MacKay Auxiliary of the A.M.S.; a member of the Ladies Aid and a former CGIT Leader. She was Past Regent of Dr. Caroline Carmichael Chapter IODE and a life member of the Provincial Chapter of N.S. She was PNG of Golden Link Rebekah Lodge No. 2. She was Past Matron of Century Chapter No. 10 Order of the Eastern Star and served on Grand Chapter Estarl Committee and was a Grand Representative of Vermont. Jean also served as President of the Ladies Auxiliary Paraplegic Association, Nova Scotia Division and worked with Meals on Wheels for many years. She is survived by several cousins, many friends and special friend, Doreen Bennett. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow with Rev. Richard Sand officiating. Burial will be in Church Brook Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 37 Mountain Rd., New Glasgow, NS B2H 3W4.
DRUMMOND, Ronald Thomas, MCpl
58, Cole Harbour, passed away peacefully January 23, 2009, at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Edward and Daisy (Barton) Drummond. He was a graduate of Queen Elizabeth High School. He was a member of the Canadian Military for 16 years. He worked for the commissionaires of Canada and was currently employed by Canada Post. He was an avid sports enthusiast, aviation fan and loved music particularly old school and Gospel. He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Shelley (Skinner), Cole Harbour; sons, Ronald (Tasha), Tyrone and Darrell, all of Ottawa, Ont.; daughters, Nicole and Brittany, Cole Harbour; siblings, William (June), Dartmouth; Wayne (Janet), Westphal; Brian (Nordicia), Truro; Brenda, Halifax; Melissa, Eastern Passage; Kenny (Jean), Spryfield; Marvin, Nelson (Donna), all of Halifax; grandchildren, Margaret Elise, several nieces and nephews and previous wife, Beverly Tasker. He was predeceased by sibling, Jerome and Avery (brother-in-law). Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home. Memorial Service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, in Cornwallis Street United Baptist Church., Rev. Rhonda Britton officiating. Assisted by Rev. Dr. Lionel Moriah and Rev. Wayne Desmond. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to Cherry brook United Baptist Church or Cornwallis Street United Baptist Church or a charity of choice.
McMULLEN (McBride), Essie McKeown
87, Prince Street, Pictou, passed away January 24, 2009, at home. Born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, she was a daughter of the late James and Sarah (McCleery) McBride. She had a lifelong interest in arts and crafts and for many years she and her husband operated McMullen Ceramics in Pictou. She was predeceased by an infant son, Joseph and is survived by children, Sarah (Jim) Mieske, Westville; Norman (Myrna), Keswick, Ont.; David (Kathy), Pictou; grandchildren, Yvonne Mieske, David, Jeremy, Sierra, and Stephanie McMullen; great-grandson, Joshua Mieske. Cremation has taken place and there will no visitation. Funeral service will take place 11 a.m. Wednesday in First Presbyterian Church, Pictou, with Rev. Iona MacLean officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to the Memorial Fund of First Presbyterian Church, Pictou. Arrangements are under the direction of McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou.
BARREIRO, Ramon "Moncho"
67, Dartmouth, passed away on January 25, 2009, at home. Born in La Coruna, Spain, he was a son of the late Jose and Maria (Fernandez) Barreiro. Ramon was a carpenter by trade, and a proud member of Carpenter's Union Local 83. As a young man he traveled the world and loved to share stories of his visits to exotic areas. Always a big fan of sports, he took great pride in the field hockey and soccer skills of his two youngest daughters, and was in the stands for every home game. His family was his greatest source of joy - he loved nothing more than games night with them and their closest friends. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Maria (Salgueiro); sons, Marco (Tara), Miguel, and Jaime (Melissa); daughters, Rocio, Cristina, Maria; grandson, Benjamin; brother, Jose (Ramona), all of Dartmouth; sister, Maria (Pedro) Fiuza, Spain; nieces and nephews and son at heart, Cameron O'Neil, Dartmouth. Visitation will be held today from 7-9 p.m., and Wednesday, January 28, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. all in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Funeral mass will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church. Burial to follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Donations in Ramon's name may be made to QEII Foundation or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
DAVIES, John "Jack"
55, passed away peacefully in his sleep, Friday, January 23, 2009, after a lengthy illness. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late John E. Davies and Florence (Baldwin) (Davies) Gray (Chester Gray). He is survived by his former partner, Edna "Bambi" Freeman; his son, John; stepson, Kris Stonley; stepdaughter, Cindy Amero. He is also survived by his sisters, Margaret (Bradley) Jollimore of Bedford; Donna Gray (Howard Borton) of Sooke, B.C.; Deanne Gray of Victoria, B.C.; niece and nephews, uncles, aunts and his special aunt, Margaret at Glades Lodge. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation at Jack's request. Committal service officiated by Father Zachary Romanowsky and interment will be held Saturday, January 31, at 11:30 a.m. in Oakridge Memory Gardens, 1078 Old Sackville Rd., Lower Sackville. Reception following at the Jollimore's.
WILE, Eugene Graham
On January 22, 2009, Mr. Eugene Graham Wile of Drayton Valley, Alta., formerly of Delaps Cove, passed away suddenly in Drayton Valley at the age of 46 years. Eugene was born August 31, 1962, in Annapolis Royal, a son of Reta (Chute) and the late, Graham Wile, he is survived by his wife, Janice (Ritchie); sons, Jordan and Tyler; mother, Reta of Hillsburn; sisters, Wanda (Mark) Wade of Granville Ferry; Holly (Dwayne) Marshall of Saltcoats, Sask.; Julie (Michael) Sarty of Bridgetown; Angela Wile (Joey Amero) of Litchfield, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was known as "Bo" to his many friends and will be greatly missed by them. He especially enjoyed his work in Drayton Valley and interacting with children. A Memorial Service will be held today at 2 p.m., in Tinant Funeral Chapel in Drayton Valley with Pastor Lorne Trudgian officiating. Followed by a Memorial Service in St. Luke's Anglican Church in Annapolis Royal on Monday, February 2, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Canon Ken Vaughn officiating. Interment of Ashes will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Lequille. Family flowers only by request. If desired, donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation as expressions of sympathy.
51, Indian Brook, passed away suddenly at home on January 24, 2009. Born in Toronto, Ont., June 26, 1957, she was a daughter of the late James and Rita Roadknight. She is survived by her former husband, Benjamin Knockwood; daughters, Patricia, Annie, Doreen, all of Indian Brook; Holly Grinstead (Lief), Dartmouth; son, Shawn Knockwood, Indian Brook; grandchildren, Randi, Conner, Kispesan and Serenity, all of Indian Brook; Aleisha and Britney, Afton; Joshua, Dartmouth; sisters, Tanya (Reg) Maloney, Nancy Christoff and brother, James Roadknight, all of Indian Brook; godparents, Eleanor Michael and Steve Nevin, Indian Brook; godchildren, Bill Meuse, Indian Brook; Catherine Morrison and John Syliboy, Eskasoni; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother, Daniel and sister, Gayle. Visitation will be held at 441 Hollywood Dr., Indian Brook after 2 p.m. today. Funeral mass 2 p.m. Thursday, January 29, in St. Catherine's Roman Catholic Church, Father Tom Kurudeepan officiating. Interment in St. Catherine's Parish Cemetery, Indian Brook. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie.
ALLEN, Earl Benjamin
March 17, 1953-January 16, 2009. It is with great sorrow that our family announces the passing of Earl Allen, as a result of a snowmobile accident on January 16, 2009, at the age of 55. Earl worked at Dominion Textiles from 1975 to 1979 and at Aliant from 1979 to 1982. Due to a layoff at Aliant, he worked at Viking Cable from 1982 to 1983 and then returned to Aliant where he was presently working. As well as having a passion for loving his family and friends, Earl was an avid woodsman. He raised cattle and his hobby was snowmobiling. Earl is survived by his wife, Shelley; daughters, Amy (Trevor); Cara (Morgan); stepdaughter, Mandy; stepson, Joel; grandchildren, Evan, Rylan, Tyler; brother, Eric; uncles, Donald Allen, Lloyd (Ora) Allen. He was predeceased by his mother, Eleanor Allen and son, Tyler Allen. Family and friends are invited to attend a reception in Forest Glen Community Centre on Friday, January 23, from 1-4 p.m. There will be no visitation or funeral service as per Earl's request. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth. No flowers by request of the family. Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Forest Glen Cemetery.
WILSON, Jean E.
86, Dartmouth, passed away January 19, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Everett and Selena (Pulsifer) Kuhn (Marriotts Cove, Chester). Jean worked at Robert Simpson's for many years. In her spare time she loved knitting and enjoyed playing cards. She is survived by her daughter, Margo (Jacques) Soucy, Dartmouth; stepdaughter, Linda (Paul) Power, New Brunswick; stepsons, Sam (Bob) Wilson, Halifax; Murray (Elaine) Wilson, Ontario; brothers, Everett (Florence) Kuhn, New Brunswick; Errol "Skip" (Rita) Kuhn, Marriotts Cove, Chester; sister, Serena Trimble, California; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Edward Plummer Jr.; brothers, Freeman, Dennis, Douglas; sisters, Vera, Winnifred, Betty, Doris. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Thursday, January 22, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, January 23, in Atlantic Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice.