Edith Marie Kirkpatrick
KIRKPATRICK, Edith Marie - 85, Lower Sackville, passed away peacefully July 16, 2002, at home. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Ellen (Delaney) O'Connor.
During the Second World War, Edith volunteered at the North End Service Canteen and was active with the Women's Volunteer Service and the Red Cross Society. She was a member of the Scotia Branch Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed dancing, shopping and bingo. Her greatest love was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Edith was a wonderful and loving mother. She will be sadly missed and always loved.
Surviving are daughter, Marie (Kirkpatrick) Smith, Lower Sackville; brother, Cyril M. O'Connor, Edmonton, Atla.; sister, Ellen Sharp, Halifax; grandchildren, Wanda (Mike) Cook, Lower Sackville; Ann (Alan) Kenny, Newport; Jane E. Smith, South Rawdon; great-grandchildren, Holly, Alec, Andrew, Ashton; several nieces and nephews; many dear friends.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, James J. Kirkpatrick; brothers, Thomas, John; half-brothers, Fred, Gerald; sister, Winifred.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. A memorial mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Alice Luella Giffin
GIFFIN, Alice Luella - 85, Halifax, passed away July 17, 2002, at home, after a lengthy illness. Born in Indian Point, Lunenburg Co., November 25, 1916, she was a daughter of the late Lemuel and Luella (Heisler) Eisnor. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She came to live in Halifax in her early 20s. She was employed by Eaton's for 22 years and was an active member of West End Baptist Church and was active in community activities, she was well-known for her pleasant smile and personality. A devoted mother and grandmother she will be sadly missed by all her family.
She is survived by her loving husband, Cyril; daughter, Nancy (Tom) Perry, Summerside, P.E.I.; sons, Wayne (Carol) Giffin, Summerside , P.E.I.; Larry (Pam), Dartmouth; grandchildren, Tara Lynn, Craig, Melissa, Todd, Jillian, Sarah.
She was predeceased by sisters, Lila, Jean, Leta, Gloria; brothers, Clyde, Harry, Lawrence, Wilfred.
The remains are resting in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax with visitation 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in West End United Baptist Church.
Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of choice.
Frances Rosalie Blacklock
BLACKLOCK, Frances Rosalie - 64, Lake Echo, passed away July 15, 2002, at home. She was a daughter of the late Thomas Augustus Murray and Dileta Viola Smeltzer.
Rosalie will be missed by the entire Lake Echo community where she ran Hug-a-Bunch Day Care and Preschool during the past 12 years. Dozens of children attended, and benefited from her great patience and understanding. Rosalie also taught early childhood development through the institute of Early Childhood Education since the late 80s. She was an involved member of the preschool association and also ran programs for pre primary at Bell Park Academic Centre.
Surviving are loving husband, Ken; daughter, April Joy Blacklock; son, Craig Winston Blacklock, both of Lake Echo; brothers, Harold (Jeanne) Murray, Lawrencetown; Allison (Gillian) Murray, Thornhill, Ont.; Kenneth (Helen) Murray, Earl (Fran) Murray, Warren (Carol) Murray, all of Halifax; sisters, Mary (Sonny Paige) Murray, Dartmouth; Victoria (Walter) Giles, Kearney Lake; Goldie (Rodney) Boutilier, Paddy's Head; Verona (Bill) Mosher, Indian Point; grandson, Nicholas J. Cole Horne-Blacklock; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by brothers, Laurie and Augustus.
Visitation 3-5,7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Interment to follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. A reception in Rosalie's memory will be held in the funeral home reception centre following the interment.
Donations may be made to Early Childhood Education Scholarship Fund, Suite 1, 60 Lorne St., Truro, NS B2N 3K3.
Delbert Oliver Hodges
HODGES, Delbert Oliver - 75, Cherry Brook, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 14, 2002, in Dartmouth General Hospital, surrounded by family. Born in Saint John, N.B., he was a son of the late H. Lloyd and Drusilla (Oliver) Hodges.
He was an educator in the schools of the Preston area as well as in New Brunswick. He went on to adult education for many years, before retiring in 1987. He enjoyed gardening, music, dancing, reading, various board games, horse shoes, bowling, swimming, skating and was a member of local organizations. Delbert was a member of Equity Lodge 106 and the Royal Canadian Legion, Somme Branch 31.
Surviving are his wife, Bernita (Johnson) Hodges; daughters, Audrey Hodges, Krista Hodges, Paula Hodges-Boyle, all of Dartmouth; grandson, Aaron Hodges-Boyle, Dartmouth; brother, Eric, Saint John, N.B.; god-children, Patricia and Keith Grosse; as well as various family members.
Delbert was predeceased by brother, Frederick Hodges; sister, Audrey Hodges; son-in-law, Mark Boyle.
Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, with a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday in Cherry Brook United Baptist Church, Rev. Wayne Desmond officiating. Family flowers only. Donations in Delbert's memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Canadian Liver Foundation, Halifax Chapter.
Brian Thomas Billard
BILLARD, Brian Thomas - 47, Brookside, died July 15, 2002, in QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in Halifax, April 9, 1955, Brian was a son of Blanche (Penney) and Harlan Billard.
He had a passion for the outdoors and was an accomplished canoeist. He loved his annual spring run of the Margaree. Brian also loved his music and gathering with his friends. He graduated with a business degree from Mount Saint Vincent University and was a dedicated member of Atlantic Tractors, where he worked for 24 years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Terri (Smith); daughter, Michelle; son, Shawn. Also surviving are brother, Rob and his wife Cheryl; nieces and nephews, Dawn, Scott and Leanne Billard, Emily, Joshua and Julia Stubbert, Brittany and Matthew Smith and many caring relatives and friends.
Celebration will be held in Rockingham United Church Wednesday, July 17, at 1:30 p.m. Reception to follow. Interment in Sunrise Cemetery, Hatchett Lake. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or N.S. Federation of Anglers and Hunters (477-8898) would be greatly appreciated.
Sidney A, Forward
FORWARD, Sidney A. - 77, Oyster Pond, Jeddore, passed away peacefully July 13, 2002, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, Halifax. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Harriet and Edward Forward.
He was predeceased by brothers, Jack, Ross; sister, Theda and his beloved wife, the former Doris Bell.
He was employed as an electrician for many years by the Department of Transport and by Moir's Chocolates. He was an avid fisherman who loved life and especially the outdoors.
He is survived and sadly missed by daughters, Cindy Clancey, Dartmouth; Sheryl-Lynn Forward, Musquodoboit Harbour; granddaughters, Lauren, Brittany and Hailey.
No visitation by request. A memorial service 2 p.m. Tuesday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. A reception to follow the service. Burial will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
Hazel Muriel Bateman
BATEMAN, Hazel Muriel - Dartmouth, passed away July 13, 2002, in Dartmouth General Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Thomas W. and Hilda T. (Owen) Anderson. Born in Musquodoboit Harbour, she had also resided in Lower East Chezzetcook, Dartmouth and Texas.
She worked at the Department of Motor Vehicles for many years up until her retirement.
She is survived by sister, Shirley (Victor) Shrum, Dartmouth; brothers, Laurie (Evelyn) Anderson, Dartmouth; Ross (Marilyn) Anderson, Donnie (Shirley) Anderson, all of Lower East Chezzetcook; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Chester; brothers, Murray and Charlie.
Visitation will be today and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, with funeral service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, in the chapel. Burial will be in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens with a reception to follow in the funeral home.
Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.