BROCKE, John Gary Joseph
55, October 4, 1953-January 17, 2009. It is with indescribable shock and unutterable sorrow that we announce John's sudden death in a head-on collision near his home in Annapolis Valley. He carries with him the deepest love of his wife, Anna Gardner, lover, soul-mate, life-partner, muse and fellow seeker on the Path; and his cherished children, Bethany and Joseph and stepdaughters, Carrie and Rebecca. Predeceased by his mother, Margaret and sister-in-law, Sue (Dale), John will be remembered with love by his father, Stan; his siblings, Leon (Mary), Heather (Bob Broadley), Dale (Doris), and Roger (Debbie), and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. John was an artist. Born and raised in Edmonton until the age of eight, John's thirst for beauty was both whetted and inspired by the mountainous splendor of Muncho Lake and the rugged wilderness of Dawson Creek. His artistic ability was strong and he was admitted with advanced standing directly into 2nd year at the Alberta College of Art. John's realist canvasses were characterized by their large scale and small textured brushstrokes of layered colour. He had remarkable ability to see truth and beauty where others saw only the mundane. He also had a talent for asking penetrating questions that nurtured strong and intimate relationships. Following a life-changing journey to Russia in 1986, a solo show featuring his master work 'Epoch' was held in Toronto in 1992. John's work has been carried by the Canadian Art Gallery (Calgary), Mira Godard Gallery (Toronto) and is held in public, corporate and private collections across Canada. From the necessity born of divorce and blending families, John worked as a scenic painter for film with IATSE Local 212 and for stage with F&D Scene Changes. He also taught night courses at ACAD where he touched and inspired students in the Continuing Education Program. He became a warrior of patience, faithfully holding to his artistic vision during 10 long years when he had limited time to devote to his own work. In 2006, after completing the official portrait of the Speaker of the Senate, Hon. Dan Hays, John and Anna moved to the Annapolis Valley where John returned to the studio. He was deeply joyful at being able to again paint full-time, a memory that will be forever cherished by his family. Despite the burden of carrying his creative vision playfulness, humor and spontaneity sparkled in his life. John had many loves, strong, dark coffee; the "noble" art of making wine (and drinking it); colour, form, and light; icons; good films; the giving of heartfelt and artfully written cards and letters; cooking perfect sunnyside-up eggs; his pride in his children; travel; a passion for music, from jazz to Gregorian chant; and the hard work that makes a life full and complete. A funeral was held on January 24, in Calgary, and his cremated remains will be interred in a family cemetery in Alberta this spring. A tribute will be held in Wolfville at the Manning Memorial Chapel (Acadia University) at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 31. Led by Peter Togni, organist, composer, CBC radio host and long-time friend of John's, the program will include musical selections by Sanctuary, Rosalee Peppard and the Women of Wolfville, followed by refreshments and time to visit in the hall downstairs. In lieu of flowers, John may be honoured by contributions to the John Brocke Scholarship Fund at Alberta College of Art and Design. Donations can be sent to the ACAD Advancement Department. For further information please call Shane Smith at (403) 284-7690.
CROFT, Sadie Effie
92, of Camperdown, Lunenburg Co., passed away January 25, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. She was a daughter of the late James and Bessie (Marigold) Naugler. Surviving are her daughters, Marlene Heathcoat (Paul Roschman), Ontario; Juanita Labrador (Wayne), Molega; sons, Ronald (Gail), Wade A.J. (Darlene), both of Camperdown; Avon (Sharon), Chelsea, Charles (Sue), Lunenburg; 22 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, great great- grandchildren and great great great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon; daughter, Fayette; grandson, David; brothers, Clyde, Edwin; sister, Irene; numerous half-brothers and sisters; son-in law, Charles Labrador. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today in R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville. Funeral Service 2 p.m. Thursday in Christ Lutheran Church, Camperdown, Rev. Catherine House Officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial Donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch; Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
SWAINE-STANLEY, Eleanor S.
82, of Dayspring, passed away peacefully Friday, January 30, 2009 in the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. She was a daughter of the late Edward and Margaret (Shand) Goreham. She was an avid gardener, and in her earlier years, an active member of her local curling club. She was an outgoing, fun loving person who loved spending time with her many friends and family. She was involved in various clubs and was a member of the United Church of Canada, and the Shelburne County UCW. She is dearly loved and missed by her family. She is survived by her husband, Edward Stanley; brother, Rodney; and numerous nieces and nephews; sons, Tom (Sharron), Fall River; Rick (Nancy), Prospect Bay; daughters, Peggy (Steven) Silver, Bridgewater; Christine (Danny) Bower, Bridgewater; and Phyllis (Joe) Nickerson, Prospect Bay; stepsons, Jim (Darlene) Stanley, Gary (David) Stanley, Tim (Sherry) Stanley, and Terry (Theresa) Stanley, all of Ontario; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her first husband, Richard; six brothers; six sisters; and one great-grandchild Dylan. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, February 3 in Sweeny's Funeral Home Bridgewater at the corner of York Street and Phoenix Street. A memorial service will be held in the Bridgewater United Church, 87 Hillcrest St., Wednesday, February 4, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Ivan Norton officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Eleanor's memory may be made to the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore, or charity of choice.
LANGILL, Beulah Muriel
82, Wallace, Cumberland Co., passed away January 28, 2009, at home. Born in Hartford, she was a daughter of the late Archibald and Winnifred (Carter) Lewis. She had worked at the Frozen Food Plant in Oxford and in her younger years worked as a babysitter and a housekeeper. She loved reading books by Louis L'Amour (westerns), camping, bowling, attending country and bluegrass festivals, birthday and anniversary parties, and in later years spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of the CNIB and St. John's United Church, Wallace. Surviving are her children, Cecelia Baxter, Claude Langill, both of Wallace; LaVerne (Arnold) Teed, East Wallace; C. Holly (Margaret) Langill, Summerville, P.E.I.; Curtis Langill, Wallace; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great great-granddaughter; sisters, Frances Rushton, Oxford; Edith Bailey, Dartmouth; brothers, Gerald (Ida) Lewis, Oxford; Cecil Lewis, Pugwash. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Lorne Langill; son, Dwight; grandchildren, Judith and Dale; brothers, Stanley, Russell and George Lewis. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, January 30, in Mundle's Funeral Home, 204 Water St., Pugwash (243-2506), from where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 31, Rev. Connie MacNamara officiating. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Wallace River, at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian National Institute for the Blind.
HALLISEY, Ruth Genieve
96, died Friday, January 23, 2009, in St. Vincent Nursing Home. Born in Halifax, she was the youngest daughter of the late William and Mary (Mahoney) Hallisey. She was educated at College Street School and the Convent of the Sacred Heart. She was a member of the CWL, St. Thomas Aquinas Church, and a Life Member of the Sacred Heart Alumnae. An avid tennis and badminton player, she captured several Nova Scotia titles. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family having been predeceased by brothers, William, Cyril, and Joseph; sisters, Irene, Sister Agnes de Paul, Sister Mary Evangelist and Dorothy Hellig. She is survived by her nephew, Alfred J. Hallisey (Anne), Halifax; several nephews and their families in the United States. No visitation by request. A memorial mass will be offered in St. Vincent's Nursing Home Chapel on Friday, January 30, at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent's Nursing Home, 2080 Windsor St., Halifax, NS B3K 2Y9 or a charity of choice.
HISCOCK, Edward Francis "Ed"
Passed away in the hospital in Ottawa, Ont. Tuesday, January 27, 2009, as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on January 15. He was born in Halifax and was the only son of James Francis "Frank" Hiscock of Newcastle, Ont. and the late Annie (Drennan) Hiscock. He is survived by his wife, Heather Fleming, of Osgoode, Ont.; daughter, Jillian; son, Aaron (Tara), and their mother, Beverley; grandchildren, Emily and Zachary, of Lower Sackville. He is also survived by sister, Dorothy (Stuart) Maxwell, of Beaumanville, Ont., ; a niece and several nephews; aunt, Sarah Malcolm, of Innisfil, Ont., and uncle, Walter (Olga) Drennan, of Etobicoke, Ont. Ed worked with the Halifax Police Department for many years as a constable, he also worked for the Police Association of Nova Scotia and then as a self- employed courier. Friends may call at the Kars Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 1610 Roger Stevens Dr., Kars, Ont., on Friday, January 30, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in St. James United Church, 5540 Main St., Osgoode, Ont., on Saturday, January 31, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Daniel Hansen officiating. A memorial service and interment of the ashes will be in Dartmouth at a date to be announced. Donations may be made in Ed's memory to North Dartmouth Outreach Recourse Centre, where Ed loved to volunteer, 44 Hester St., Dartmouth, NS, B3A 1K2 or to St. James United Church, P.O. Box 68 Osgoode, Ont, K0A 2W0.
CONNOLLY, Marie Joyce
Rose Avenue, Trenton, passed away January 26, 2009, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Trenton, she was a daughter of the late Elliot and Bertha (Martin) Jeans. Marie had been a resident of Trenton since 1966. She was a member of the Life Centre, New Glasgow. She had worked as a personal care worker at Glen Haven Manor for several years. Surviving is her husband, David E., Trenton; children, David (Becky), Indian Harbour Lake; Debbie (Daniel) Watson, Stellarton; Stephen Cameron Connolly, New Glasgow; grandchildren, Andrew, Halifax; Peter (Margaret), Cold Lake, Alta.; Scott (Tami), Columbia, S.C.; Ryan (Kim), New Glasgow; great-grandchildren, Yohanna and Ainsley; sisters and brothers, Theresa (Earl) Barss, New Glasgow; Janet (Cecil) Fenton, Linacy; Rose (Stanley) Malloy, Trenton; Sheila (Leonard) Burge, Port St. Lucie, West Fla.; Audrey (William) Azzarello, Stuart, Fla.; Jerry Jeans, Trenton; Paul (Cindy) Jeans, Trenton. She was predeceased by sister, Sharon Parsons; granddaughter, Darlene Watson and brother, Charlie. Her remains will rest in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Life Centre, New Glasgow, with Pastor Keith Hazzard officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in her memory may be made to the Life Centre, Marsh Street, New Glasgow or Breast Cancer Research.
HULL, Kendrick Lewis
Passed away January 27, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Cremation will take place under the direction of Cole Harbour Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements at a later date.
BURLTON, Donald K.
Passed away peacefully on Monday, January 26, 2009, in Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, surrounded by his family, following a brave battle with cancer. Born in Halifax on August 13, 1931, he was the eldest son of the late John W. and Anne (Condy) Burlton. He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Dodd); sons, Keith (Kim) and Kevin (Angela) of Oshawa, Ont.; Glenn (Laura) of Halifax; daughters, Deborah (Ian) Hunter, Peterborough, Ont.; Joy and Bonnie, Scarborough, Ont.; grandsons, Jason and Darryl Cook, Steven, Shawn, John and Jordan Burlton, all in Ontario; brother, Dennis N. (Elizabeth); niece, Kathryn (Paul Davidson) and nephew, Bruce (Peggie), of Waverley. He was a graduate of Queen Elizabeth High School, Halifax and served in the RCAF. Following a distinguished career in the finance industry, he retired as Vice-president, Small Loans Division of National Trust Company of Canada. Donald was well respected for his charitable work, particularly with the Toronto Central Lions Club, and his passing will be felt by countless people who benefited from his dedication to this organization. Funeral will take place in Scarborough on Saturday, January 31, with burial in Halifax at a later date.
DEAL, Sister Pauline
86, died in Drummond Hall on January 27, 2009. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Gwendoline M. (Gough) Deal. She entered the Sisters of Charity in Halifax in 1941, and made her Religious Profession in 1944. Sister Pauline specialized in elementary education and all of her teaching career was spent in the schools of Nova Scotia. She taught at St. Joseph School in North Sydney and in Halifax, St. Mary's Girls' School, St. Joseph's, St. Agnes and at St. Therese in Grand Desert. Following retirement from teaching, for the next 10 years through the Nova Scotia Social Service Department, Sister was a foster mother and provided care for children in need. Sister Pauline is survived by Sister Virginia Deal, Sisters of Charity, Bedford, and many nieces, nephews, grand, great-grand and great great-grandnieces and nephews, who have been so kind and attentive during her illness. She was predeceased by sisters, Carolyn "Carrie" (Charles) Duggan, Ellen (Monty) Montgomery, Gwendoline (Sarto) Bradshaw, Margaret (Gerald) Bishop, Mary (Edward) O'Flaherty, Alice (Vincent) Quaintance, Phyllis (Charles) Mader, Sister Nora, Sister of Charity, Muriel; brothers, John E., William, Fritz, Louis, Phillip (in childhood). The body will be in Caritas Residence with visitation Sunday, February 1, 3-7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Chapel, Caritas Residence. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville.
PETTIPAS, Joseph Russell
90, Linwood. It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Joseph Russell Pettipas of Linwood, Antigonish Co., who passed away at home January 27, 2009. Born in Linwood, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Mary Jane (DeCoste) Pettipas. Joe loved the the woods, outdoors and especially his horses. His garden was his pride and joy and with help, was able to have one until just last year. He worked mainly as a labourer. He was a lifelong member of St. Peter's Parish, Tracadie and a member of the Holy Name Society. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Emma (DeCoste); sons, Stephen (Louise), Linwood; Russell (Mary), Havre Boucher; daughters, Mary Rose (Gordon), Linwood; Donna (Carl Burton), Linwood; Elaine (Brian Carr), Port Hawkesbury; Carol (Freddie Greencorn), Lower South River; Theresa (Wayne Samson), Lower South River; Bernice (Gary Meister), Coldbrook; Laurie (Anthony Chisholm), Linwood; sister-in-law, Irene Pettipas; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, including Tommy, who visited every day. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Peter, Jeffery, Clarence, Lavin, Willie, and a brother in infancy; sisters, Lillian, Gladys, Cecilia, Mae, Evelyn, Rita, and Gertie. Visitation will be held in St. Peter's Place, Tracadie, today from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday in St. Peter's Church at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. John Barry officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations to St. Peter's Parish or the charity of choice appreciated. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of C.L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish.