Jean Mary LaPaix
LaPaix (Redmond), Jean Mary_ 84, Halifax, died Sunday, July 20, 2003, at home. Born February 9, 1919, in Chezzetcook, she was the daughter of the late William and Bridget Alice (Mannette) Redmond.
In her early years, Jean moved from Chezzetcook to Halifax and was employed as a private Nanny. She later married the love of her life and together they built their home and raised a family of four. She was a caring and gentle mother and a devoted "Nanny Jean" to each of her grandchildren. She enjoyed her home, was a wonderful craftswoman and played an important part in the lives of her family. Jean was a faithful parishoner of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Parish for 50 years, serving on the altar Society for 36 years, having recieved the Archdiocesan Medal of Merit. She was aproud member of the Catholic Women's League, independent Order of Foresters Court 114 and The Royal Purple. Her volunteer work included Hope Cottage and 20 years with the Glades Nursing Home.
Jean is survived by daughters, Judy Welsh (Gary), Williamswood; Nancy LaPaix Amirault (Tony), Glen Margaret; sons, John (Barbara), William (Carol), Halifax; stepmother, Loretta Mary (Grady) Redmond, Porter's Lake; Brother, Irving redmond; stepsister, Pauline henderson, both of Halifax; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Jean was predeceased by her loving husband of 56 years, John Auguste LaPaix; stepmother, Olive Alice (Bonnevie) Redmond; brothers, Gerald Joseph and Russel Joseph Redmond.
Her remains are resting in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, with visitation 7-9 p.m. today and 1-4, 7-9 Tuesday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, 26 Purcell's Cove Rd., Halifax, Father Yves Marchildon officiating. Internment will be in St. Anselm's Roman Catholic Church Cemetery, West Chezzetcook.
Donations in Jean's memory to a charity of choice would be appreciated.
Sheila Mary Keith
KEITH, Sheila Mary - 60, Halifax, passed away suddenly July 13, 2003, at home. Born June 9, 1943, in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth and Vera (Flemming) Keating.
She was a long-time employee of Atlantic Pilotage Authority, Halifax.
A beloved friend, sister, mother and grandmother, she will be missed be her family and friends. Sheila is survived by her daughters, Joan Ellen Collier, Halifax; Mary Jane Collier (Fahie), Halifax; father of her children and lifelong friend, Gordon Collier, Dartmouth; granddaughter, Hannah Grace; sisters, Audrey LePage, Halifax; Joan (Kenneth) Shea, Halifax; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her identical twin sister, Sharon and sister Marie; brother, Ken.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service and celebration of Sheila's life will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, followed by a reception.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
John Fraser "Jack" Skinner
SKINNER, John Fraser "Jack" - 63, Porters Lake, passed away suddenly in Jeddore, Wednesday, July 16, 2003. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late John and Dorothy (Myles) Skinner.
He was retired from the Dartmouth Police Department. After his retirement, he founded Safety Check Insurance Consultants Ltd. Jack had a passion for hunting and fishing and was returning from a fishing trip when he passed away. He will always be remembered for his love of life and his sense of humour which touched everyone he met. He enjoyed spending winters at his Florida residence. He was a member of John Albro Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite and the Order of the Eastern Star.
He is survived by his daughter, Kim Pearce (Robert Crosby), Porters Lake; sons, Blair (Sylvia Mahar), Princeport; Mark (Kim Romo), Porters Lake; brothers, Gordon and Wayne, Dartmouth; his cherished granddaughter, Kara; his companion, Linda.
He was predeceased by his wife, Yvonne (Daniels).
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, with Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, July 21, all in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, Captain Sean Furey and Captain Marilyn Furey officiating. Interment will be 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.
Anne Catherine Joseph
JOSEPH, Anne Catherine "Sitto" - 70, Halifax, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 17, 2003, in Parkstone Enhanced Care (Garden Court), after a lengthy illness with Parkinson's disease. Born July 3, 1933, in Charlottetown, P.E.I., Anne was a daughter of the late Wilfred and Sarah (Vessey) Cormier.
Anne moved to Halifax in her early teens working as a florist and was a member of The Children of Mary for many years. Anne lived in Halifax most of her life and moved to Bedford 18 years ago, where she was a member of the choir at St. Ignatius Parish for a number of years. Anne was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and all the children fondly knew her as "Sitto". During her life, Anne was a devoted homemaker, caring for her three children and many other children, whom she loved very dearly.
Anne is survived by her husband of 49 years, Fred; sons, Mark (Rebecca), Dartmouth; Fred Jr. (Heather), Bedford; daughter, Pam (Michael) Hatter, Bedford; grandchildren, Christopher, Matthew, Scott, Brittany, Melani, Dean; great-grandchildren, Hailie, Bianca, Dakota; sisters, Margaret (Paul) Ross, Halifax; Winnifred (David) Francis, Victoria, B.C.; Diane Maxwell, Upper Sackville; brothers, George, Lunenburg; Alvin, Trail, B.C.; several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the Sisters and staff at Mount Saint Vincent Motherhouse and the staff at Parkstone Enhanced Care, Garden Court, where Anne received exceptional care for over two and a half years.
Anne will be resting in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, with visitation 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday, July 21, in St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, 1288 Bedford Hwy., Bedford, Father David MacDonald officiating. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville.
A donation in Anne's memory to Parkinson's Society of Canada, Maritime Region, 290-5991 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax, NS B3H 1Y6, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Onslow Evans Duplisea
DUPLISEA, Onslow Evans "Dupe" - 75, Halifax, died peacefully July 14, 2003, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in St. Stephen, N.B. on February 22, 1928, he was the only child of the late Onslow and Helen Victoria (Evans) Duplisea.
Raised in McAdam, N. B., he graduated from McAdam High School and Mount Allison University, class of 49. He was employed for many years with British American Oil Company, Cities Service and Texaco Canada before establishing his own company, Nortech Ltd., Halifax.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Ross, Halifax, formerly of Sydney Mines; daughters, Rachael (Jim) Roberts, Ottawa; Sarah Duplisea (David Kadlec), Halifax; son, Daniel Duplisea (Annik Gagne), Quebec; grandchildren, Thomas Evan Roberts and Madeleine Jean Roberts; three children from a previous marriage, Jane, Paul and Martha Duplisea. Cremation has taken place.
A reception will be held at Dalhousie University Club on August 7, from 4-6 p.m. at Studley Campus, South Street entrance. The family warmly welcomes friends, relatives, colleagues and acquaintances to join them for this occasion.
Isabell Jane Dunn
DUNN, Isabell Jane - 70, Fall River, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 16, 2003, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII.
Born December 27, 1932, in Windsor Junction, she was a daughter of the late James T. and Vera Lavinia (Lively) Mitchell.
Isabell is survived by her husband of 48 years, Carl Walter; daughters, Valarie (Thomas) Marshall, Head of Chezzetcook; Susan (Norman) Jolin, Norfolk, Va.; sisters, Florence (Gordon) Burgess, Edna Mitchell, Fairview; Janet (Ralph) Smith, Bramber, Hants Co.; Linda "Bonnie" (John) Wilson, Luduc, Alta.; brother-in-law, Ronald Pickrem, Waverley; grandchildren, Paige Marshall, Head of Chezzetcook; Brian Marshall, Dartmouth; nieces, nephews and close family friends.
She was predeceased by sisters, Marion Hartling and Grace Pickrem.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 19, in St. John's United Church, 3360 Hwy. 2, Fall River, Rev. Iain Macdonald officiating. Private family interment in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. Reception to follow in the church hall.
Family flowers only by request. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Isabell's memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, 204 - 5523 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax, NS B3J 9Z9 or Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch, 235 - 1657 Barrington St., Halifax, NS B3J 2A1 would be appreciated.