RHIND, Dorothy Agnes
75, Cooks Brook, passed away January 29, 2009, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late William C. and Annie Beatrice (Godfrey) Bauld. Dorothy worked at the Bank of Commerce in Halifax for 25 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who enjoyed her family immensely. She will be sadly missed by her husband, John; children, Christine (Dennis) MacCallum, Toronto; David Smith, Dartmouth; Lori (Royce) Smith, Dartmouth; John (Tracey) Rhind, Lantz; stepdaughter, Sharon (Floyd) Rosborough, Prince William, N.B.; daughter-in-law, Carol Smith, Dartmouth; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, Steven. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 12 noon until time of service 1 p.m. Monday, February 2, in Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Main St., Shubenacadie, Pastor Dale Crawford officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
FANCY, Gloria Marilyn
67, Colpton, Lunenburg Co., passed away January 29, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Nineveh, she was a daughter of the late Fay and Lucy (Mosher) Smith. Surviving are her husband, Gerald; sons, Ernest, Edmonton, Alta.; Donald (Ann), Joseph, Gordon, all of Colpton; brother, Annis (Debbie) Smith, Whynotts Settlement; sister, Bessie Mosher, Nineveh; grandchildren, Sarah, Ryan, Grayson, Rebecca; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Willis, Stedman, Ellis; sisters, Jennie, Phyllis, Flossie. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, both in R. A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville, Rev. Lloyd Gillieo officiating. Burial in Hemford Cemetery. Immediate family flowers only. Memorial donations may made to the Salvation Army, South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater or the Canadian Cancer Society.
WEAVER, John Douglas "Doug"
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our uncle and friend, Doug. Doug passed away Saturday, January 24 at his home in Halifax at the age of 71. Born March 6, 1937 in Halifax the son of the late Ellen Weaver (Hobin) and George Weaver. He was predeceased by his sisters Josephine Griffin, Eileen Weaver and brothers David and Donald. He is also predeceased by a niece and nephew Margaret McCarthy (Griffin) and David Weaver; grandnephew Jason McCarthy. He is survived by his nephews David (Theresa Petrie) Griffin, Windsor; Edward "Ted" Griffin (Valerie Doney), Halifax; and many grandnieces and nephews. He will be missed by his family and his many friends at Northwood Manor. Doug worked for Canada Post for many years and was a well known personality at the Bedford Row retail outlet until he retired in January 2003. Doug loved to read and learn for the pure sake of learning. He was very keen on staying current with world events. He would be merciless with opponents who dared to cross swords with him in "verbal sparring". Doug was generous with everyone in every way. He would give $20 to a stranger in need and he would give his time talking with his grandnieces and nephews for hours. Doug enjoyed spending time with his friends on Monday nights at the Harbourview. Cremation will take place in Snows Funeral Home on Windsor Street in Halifax. Funeral mass will be held at Northwood manor on Monday, February 2, 2009 at 2 p.m. in the Shirley Barstein Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations to any charity in Doug's name would be appreciated. Arrangements under the direction of J.A. Snow Funeral Home.
McDOUGALL, Jean Mary
Kentville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, in Grand View Manor, Berwick, on January 30, 2009. Born in Chapleau, Ont. on January 27, 1926, she was the younger daughter of the late William J. and Margaret Frances (Reed) McKay. She was educated at Havergal Ladies College in Toronto, Ont. and was an accomplished equestrian in her youth. Later, she and her husband, Donald McDougall, owned and operated McDougall's Drugstores in Kentville, New Minas, and Chester Basin, for many years. She was an active member of the community, serving as a board member at Bonny Lea Farm, the Chester Municipal Heritage Society, and the Chester Playhouse. She was also on the board of directors for the Chester Basin Business Association and was a charter member of the Chester Basin Lions Club. She was past president of the P.C. Women's Association and was a long time member of the Nova Scotia Pharmaceutical Association. She is survived by brother, Robert R. McKay, Middleton; daughters, Margaret (Bill) McGillis, Corbeil, Ont.; Catherine (Paul) MacKay, Lake George; Dawne Leslie McDougall, Westville; sons, Kenneth (Robin) Pineo, Chester and William McDougall, Lake George; grandchildren, Jothan, Lyndsay, Robyn and Lee; and great- granddaughter, Emma. She was predeceased by her sister, Margaret (Marnie) Elizabeth McKay; first husband, K.L. Pineo; second husband of over thirty years, Donald McDougall. Cremation has taken place under the direction of White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, and there will be no visitation at Jean's request. A memorial service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 3, 2009 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Pastor Brian Wheaton officiating. A private family burial will take place at a later date in the Garden of Rest Cemetery, Parish of St. James, Kentville. Special thanks to the staff of Franey Unit, Grand View Manor, for their kind and supportive care of Jean. Donations in memory may be made to Bonny Lea Farm or Chester Municipal Heritage Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
Painter, designer, artist, mum, bon viveur, outdoors junky and proud Nova Scotian, Jan, 46, left us Thursday, January 29, 2009, having given cancer a run for its money. Wishing her bon voyage are beloved husband Karsten, beautiful boys Jack and Bobby, parents Phyllis and George, brothers Mike and Rod, cherished nieces and nephews, devoted sisters- and brothers-in-law Leslie, Kathy, Frank and Darlene, her YooHoo sisters and many friends. Service at 3:30 p.m. in Beach West United Church, 2000 Queen Street East, Toronto, Sunday, February 1, 2009. Donations toward a memorial tree in lieu of flowers. Her motto: Love is the most important thing.
CARPENTER, Harold Lloyd "Nunny"
75, Lake Echo, passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2009 in the Victoria General Hospital, QEII. Born in Tufts Cove, he was a son of the late Cecil and Viola (Bonang) Carpenter. Nunny was a Korean Conflict veteran, and a member of the Somme Branch Legion for over 40 years. He was employed with Department of National Defense, retiring after 37 years. He enjoyed trout fishing, horse shoes, and gardening. He also loved to play the guitar, singing, and dancing. With heavy hearts we say good-bye to a wonderful father, grandfather, and husband. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Phyllis; sons, David (Jill), Jimmy (Isabele); daughters, Debbie (Bert) Cornect, Darlene (Blair) Dando; brothers, Allan (Joyce), Ritchie (Betty), Bruce; sisters, Pearl (Gerald) Naugle, Shirley (Wayne) Hartling, Dot Richard, Marjorie Carpenter, Jeannie (David) Lindsey; six grandsons, one granddaughter, five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He will also be sadly missed by many friends and neighbours. He was predeceased by brothers, Jerry, Bud, Donnie, Kenny, Lorn; and sister, Annie Langille. Visitation will take place 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, February 3, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. A memorial service to be held 1 p.m., Thursday, February 5 in Atlantic Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Frank Kohler officiating. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens with a reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home Reception Centre.
PURCHASE, Justin Richard "Perchy"
24, Halifax. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Justin on January 30, 2009, after a short, but courageous battle with brain cancer. Born in Halifax, he was the son of Susan Purchase, Halifax and Lorne Boutilier, Seabright. Justin was a graduate of Halifax West High School, and, at the time of his death, he was employed as a maintenance worker at the Cunard Centre in Halifax. Besides his parents, Justin is survived by half-sister, Meghan Boutilier; half-brother, Andrew Boutilier; maternal grandfather, Freeman Purchase; paternal grandmother, Janet Shaw; stepmother Sandra Boutilier; aunts Rhonda, Jane, Pam and Donna; uncles Bruce, Doug, Michael and Peter; and several cousins. He also had many wonderful friends who have stood by him throughout his illness and greatly improved his quality of life over the past months. Justin was predeceased by maternal grandmother, Marion Purchase, paternal grandfather, Barrie Boutilier and Uncle Barry Boutilier. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 3 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., where service will be held on Wednesday, February 4 at 2 p.m. The Rev. James Purchase will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Brain Tumor Foundation.
MELANSON, Ellen Marie
Glenholme, passed away on January 29, 2009, at home. Born on May 13, 1946 in Annapolis Royal, she was a daughter of the late Harley and Kathleen (Deveau) Melanson. Ellen worked in health care for most of her working life, as a nursing assistant in the Camp Hill Hospital and later as an operating room technician at the Victoria General Hospital. She retired from nursing due to medical reasons. Ellen had many interests, including reading, knitting, quilting, music, traveling and spending time with friends. She is survived by sisters, Evelyn (Norman) Gaudet, Digby; Erma (John) Sitser, Debert; brother, Eric (Millicent) Melanson, Annapolis Royal; nieces, Paula, Charlene, Anna and Marie; nephews, Guy, Michael, Wilhelm and James; several great-nieces and great-nephews. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 4 from 1-2 p.m., with Funeral Service following at 2 p.m., both in the Debert Baptist Church, 1258 Plains Road, Debert. Pastor Bill Martin officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Debert Baptist Church, or to a charity of choice.
LAMBIE, Vincent Frederick
Died on January 22, 2009, at the age of 81. He was born on November 8, 1927, to Maj. Richard and Laura (Halstead) Lambie. He attended Chebucto Road School and Queen Elizabeth High School. In 1945, he won a scholarship to Royal Roads Naval College, where he graduated in 1947. For 28 years he sailed on ships including HMCS Ontario, Crescent, Warrior, Magnificent, Prestonian and Cayuga. He earned the Korean War Medal (1953) and the International Commission for Supervision and Control Medal for service in Indo China (1959-60), where he learned to speak Vietnamese, which he continued to use throughout his life. He married his sweetheart, Elizabeth MacKinnon, on July 6, 1963. After retiring from the navy as a lieutenant commander, he attended law school at Dalhousie University, graduating in 1975. Vince enjoyed practicing law for 21 years. He also served as chairman of the Nova Scotia Horse Racing Commission, where (as the son of a cavalry officer) he fought the use of whips and performance-enhancing drugs. After retirement, he served as honourary legal counsel to the Shearwater Aviation Museum and the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust, which operates HMCS Sackville. Vince's lifelong passion was sailing. He bought his first boat at age 12 with money he earned selling newspapers on the streets of wartime Halifax. He logged thousands of nautical miles around the globe over seven decades, visiting exotic spots including Hong Kong, Sydney, Australia, Isle of White, Marblehead, New York City, Miami, Bimini, Bequia, Martinique, the Exumas, and the Turks and Caicos. He loved to sail the South Shore and the Bras D'Or Lakes. Later on in life, his favourite spot to tie up the boat was Liscombe. Vince was a proud member of the Cruising Club of America, Bras D'Or Station. He was a long-time member of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, Ski Wentworth, and the Waegwoltic Club, where he loved to swim outdoors from June until October. Vincent was predeceased by his brothers, Richard and Robert. He will be terribly missed by Elizabeth, his first mate of 47 years; and his crew, Laura (Chris Sutton), Christopher (Judy Obersi); and his beloved grandchildren, Jacob, Rebecca, Madina, Marcus, and Nadia. A celebration of Vince's life will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 29, in Bethany United Church, Halifax. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust, Shearwater Aviation Museum, or any charity of your choice. The family wants to say a special thanks to all the wonderful caregivers who tried to make his life more comfortable.
CONNORS, Bernard Adrian "Bernie"
Age 78, Westville Road, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 27, 2009, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Stellarton, he was a son of the late David and Lena (Hicks) Connors. He was employed with the C.N.R. for 45 years. He and his wife operated Connors Red Barn, where he always enjoyed meeting people. He had a great passion for fixing things. Bernie enjoyed music, playing his guitar and especially enjoyed his dogs, Bumper, Blackie and Toby and cat, Big Ben. A very humble person and a gentleman, Bernie's family was very dear to him. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 55 years, June (MacKeigan); sons, Ronald (Anne), Sarnia, Ont.; Gary (Mary Helen), MacLellan's Brook; Wayne (Jackie), West Indies; daughters, Lynn, Stellarton; Michele vanDuinkerken (Cor), Abercrombie; Jeni Mason (Scott), British Columbia; sister, Shirley MacBeth, Stellarton, and several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Bill. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. His memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday in Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville, with Rev. Peter Armstrong officiating. Donations in Bernie's memory may be made to the Christ Anglican Church, Stellarton, or the Pictou County S.P.C.A.