MacDONALD, Clifford Daniel
78, formerly of Eastern Passage, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2009, in James Paton Memorial Hospital. He was predeceased by his son, Tony and sister, Sharon. He will be lovingly remembered by wife, Phyllis; son, Leighton (Annette), Eastern Passage; brothers, Lloyd (Phyllis), New Westminster, B.C., and Murray (Colleen), Courtenay, B.C.; special cousin, Phyllis (Stratton), Eastern Passage; stepsons, Allister (Pam), Mississauga, Ont., and Hubert (Nancy), Fall River; stepdaughter, Norma (Clyde), Gander, N.L.; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and also a large circle of relatives and friends. Special thanks to the staff of the Cancer Clinic and the Medical Unit of James Paton Hospital, and to anyone who helped in any way over the past year. A memorial service will be held in the spring, date and time will be announced. Arrangements for cremation entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander.
TURPLE, Austen Duncan
90, Clam Bay, passed away January 27, 2009, in Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital, Musquodoboit Harbour. Born in Clam Bay, he was a son of the late Everett and Sarah "Sadie" (Slade) Turple. He enjoyed the time spent outdoors while hunting and lobster fishing. Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island were two places he liked to go during the summer. Surviving are his wife, the former Mavis Blakeney; daughter, Cathy Turple (Marty Finch), Gaetz Brook; son, Michael (Lorena), Clam Bay; grandchildren, Jacqueline Dawn Laybolt, Jordan Michael Turple, Riley Jean Turple; great-grandson, Austin Val Prichard; sisters, Pearl Myers, Emma Power; brother, Bruce; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by daughter, Janice Lee in infancy; sister, Verna Gavel; brother, Chester Turple. Visitation will be Saturday at 10 a.m. until funeral service at 11 a.m. in Lake Charlotte Union Church, Rev. Bradley Ford officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Following the service, the family will meet friends for a reception in the church. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Parkinson Society of Canada, Maritime Region. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.
WARD, Marie Henrietta
97, Rose Bay, and formerly of Glen Williams, Ont., passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2009, in Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care, Lunenburg. She was born in Glen Williams, Ont., to William and Sarah Jane (McKinnon) Davison. Marie moved to Rose Bay to live with her daughter, at the age of 90, returning home to Glen Williams for her final rest. Marie is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Tost, Rose Bay; son, Douglas (Catherine) Ward, Georgetown, Ont.; grandchildren, Teresa Ward, Brian (Lyn) Ward, Ronald Tost, Lee Ann (Frank) Jaerschky, Julie Robertson, Kristina (Jeff Adams) Tost; nine great-grandchildren; one great great-granddaughter; brother, Harold (Rhona) Davison, Candon, Ohio, and many nieces and nephews. Marie was predeceased by her loving husband, Floyd; sister, Edna (Bill) Korzack; brothers, Lloyd (Marguerite) Davison, Clifford (Marion) Davison; brother-in-law, Roy (Jean) Ward; granddaughter, Michelle Tost; great-granddaughter, Kristen Jaerchky and son-in-law, David Tost. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. No. 3, Lunenburg, with visitation for family and friends today from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in J.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home Ltd., Georgetown, Ont. Interment will be held at a later date in Glen Williams Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Dr. Arthur Patterson Centre for Restorative Care, Lunenburg, Glen Williams Cemetery Fund, or to St. Albans Anglican Church, Glen Williams, Ont. The family would like to thank the Lunenburg County Home Care, Harbour View Haven staff, Dr. David Martell and all our friends and neighbours for their help and caring. Heartfelt thanks to all.
PORTER, Margaret Mary
86, Dartmouth. It is with sadness that we announce that Margaret passed away January 27, 2009, with her family by her side. Born in Main-a-Dieu, Cape Breton, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Wadden) Campbell. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was married to the late Gordon Porter and together they spent many years raising their family at various Armed Forces stations in Canada. She was a lifetime member of the Catholic Women's League throughout Canada and an active member of St. Thomas More Parish for over 40 years. For many years she volunteered for the Canadian Cancer Society including selling daffodils annually until just a few years ago. In her younger years, she was active in several bowling leagues and until recently was an avid bridge player. She was a talented seamstress and also enjoyed knitting, crocheting and quilting. She is survived by daughters, Shirley (Michael) Longobardi and their children, Amy and Marlo (fiancÚ Robert Kennedy), Halifax; Anita (Bob) Davies and their children, Linda, Cindy and Bobby, Dartmouth; son, Wallace (Carol) and their children, Christopher and Jenni (Cory) Cavener, all of Alberta, and five great-grandchildren. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Gordon; sisters, Alice Bates, Rose Bates, Elizabeth Burke, Annie Campbell, Mary Kennedy; brothers, David, Benjamin and Robert. The family wishes to express their gratitude for the care and compassion provided by Dr. Bloom and the staff of Dartmouth General Hospital, as well as, Carter Senior Care. Visitation will take place Friday, January 30, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in Donald K. Walker Funeral Directors Ltd., 307 Prince Albert Rd., Dartmouth (469-5601). Funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, January 31, in St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, 5 Caledonia Rd., Dartmouth, Father Ronald Cairns officiating. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Thomas More Church, Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation or any charity of your choice.
82, died peacefully in the Nova Scotia Hospital on January 27, 2009. She was born Barbara Schofield in Wallassey, England on October 23, 1926. During the last half of the Second World War she worked in a bank in Liverpool. After the war she emigrated to Western Canada via New York City, where she did some modeling. In Calgary she met a dashing military engineer by the name of Thomas Bauld. After their marriage in 1950 they spent the next decade traveling and working in various parts of Canada. They settled in Nova Scotia and Barbara enjoyed working at the Chronicle Herald where she made a number of lifelong friends. She was a skilled seamstress, making beautiful gowns for evening events, and enjoyed swimming and her garden. She adored animals and had many beloved cats over the years. She loved to travel, and treasured the memories of her trip to Kenya in the 80's, as well as many memorable family trips to England, including time spent on a narrow boat on the canals. Barbara was a devoted member of St. Paul's congregation in Halifax, and was a member of the Ladies Guild and Chancel Guild. She and Tom were long-term members of the Waegwaltic and Saraguay Clubs. Barbara loved time spent in the Annapolis Valley, in Upper Granville. She was predeceased by Thomas in 2004, and her sisters in England, Scotland and Mexico. Barbara will be very much missed by her children, Stewart Bauld (Jan Matthews) and Jennifer Smith (Brian Smith), and granddaughters, Emily Elizabeth Brown and Stephanie Barbara Brown. Donations to the Bide Awhile (Animal Shelter) or the SPCA Metro Branch and Shelter in lieu of flowers, please. A memorial service will be held in St. Paul's, Parade Square in Halifax on Friday, January 30, at 11 a.m., followed by interment in Fairview Cemetery.
MacMILLAN, Michael Charles "Charlie"
North Sydney. It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Charlie MacMillan in a skiing accident on Monday, January 26, 2009, while vacationing in British Columbia with his daughter. Born in North Sydney on December 25, 1948, Charlie was the son of the late Norman and Frances (Young) MacMillan. After attending school in North Sydney he went to Xavier College in Sydney and later attended Saint Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1973 and Bachelor of Education Degree in 1974. While at St. F.X., Charlie co-captained the X-Men Varsity Hockey Team where he excelled at right wing. A well-known and beloved teacher he began his career at Fairview School. In 1979 Charlie accepted the position of Radio and Television Broadcasting teacher at Memorial High, a position he held until his retirement in 2004. An avid sportsman, Charlie enjoyed playing hockey, skiing, and touring on his motorcycle. He loved the water and was happiest while sailing with his friends and family on his cherished "Hi Lady". Left to mourn his passing are his beloved wife of 35 years, Diane (MacNeil); his daughter, Dr. Lindsay, Toronto, Ont., and son, Michael (Holly), North Sydney. Charlie is also survived by sisters, Mary Ann (Leo) Doyle, Kay (Mac) Batherson, Marg (Dave) Ratchford; brothers, John C. (Karen), Normie (Linda), Malcolm (Linda) all from the Northside and Dennis (Mary Beth) Moncton, N.B.; sisters- in-law, Joan Edwards, Sydney Mines; Barbara (Frank) Viva, Toronto, and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Besides his parents, Charlie was predeceased by his father and mother-in-law, Hughie and Girlie MacNeil; brother-in-law, Jack Edwards and two brothers in infancy. At this time, funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association.
MATTICE, Shirley Florence
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, Shirley Mattice, 70, at home in Lower Sackville on January 27, 2009, with her loving family at her side. Born in Stirling, she was the daughter of the late Juliana and Emile Biron. She will be sadly missed by her husband of 50 years, Peter; daughters, Cheryl (Danny) Rogers, Oakfield; Kelly (Danny) MacNamara, Lower Sackville; son, Michael (Sandra) Mattice, Middle Sackville; grandchildren, Mitchell (Nadia Robitaille), Jeffery, Aaron, Gillian, Haley, Josh, Gretchen and great-grandchildren, Ava, Damon, Liam and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Claude, Paul, Gerard and sister, Ghislaine. She is survived by her sisters, Irene Fitzgerald, Halifax; Mary Jane Biron, Montreal; Gisele Gagnon, Quebec City and brothers, Joe (Lorraine) Biron, Sackville and John Biron, Halifax. Shirley lived life to the fullest, enjoying time with family, her friends at bowling and darts and her outings on the bus to the Casino. Shirley also enjoyed sewing, woodworking and most of all shopping. A celebration of Shirley's life will be held on Monday, February 2, at 10 a.m-12 p.m. in the Royal Canadian Legion, 45 Sackville Cross Rd., Lower Sackville. Remains have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Homes, Sackville. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. Special thanks to Mom's palliative care nurse, Barb Stewart and VON nurse, Lisa Moore. On-line condolences may be made at: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
McKINNON, Gregor Daniel
64. September 30, 1944 - January 30, 2009. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gregor McKinnon. Gregor passed away peacefully at home after a courageous battle with cancer. Gregor was born in Glace Bay. He Graduated from St. Michael's High School, Glace Bay, in 1963. He completed his Bachelor of Commerce at Saint Francis Xavier University in 1966. He enjoyed a successful career of 38 years with the Bank of Montreal, retiring in 2004 from the position of Senior Credit Manager for the Atlantic Provinces. Greg was a minor hockey and baseball coach for ten years, hockey referee for five years, and fastball umpire for five years. He played hockey, baseball, and slow pitch for over six decades. He was an avid golf member at the Links at Montague since inception, and a dedicated fan and season ticket holder of the Halifax Moosehead's Hockey Club since inception. He leaves behind three children from a past marriage, Scott (Denise), Winnipeg; Stuart, Halifax; Tricia, Dartmouth; and three grandchildren, Kaley, Alex and Braden. He was devoted and proud of all of his three children and grandchildren. He also leaves behind his loving and devoted partner of 14 years Cheryl Eaton, and her daughter Andrea (Gerry), his mother Tina, siblings Steve (Fran), Marilyn (Jerry) Pembroke, Clem (Linda), and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Greg McKinnon. Greg will live on in all of us through his wisdom, insight, humor, "Gregorisms", mentoring, kindness, and generosity. We loved Greg dearly, and he will be missed by many. A memorial service will take place, Tuesday February 3, 2009 at 2 p.m., at St. Andrew's Anglican Church located at 2 Circassion Drive, Cole Harbour, N.S. A reception will follow in the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kidsport Nova Scotia, online at www.kidsportcanada.ca or by phoning 425-5450 ext 350. Condolences can be sent by email to email@example.com Gregorism: "If you have one or two great shots in your golf game, that's a good game."
BARTLETT (Bonn), Vivian Frances
Passed away peacefully on January 29, 2009, in her 84th year in the excellent care of the staff of Leisure World (Chelsey Park) Long Term Care in Streetsville, Ont. Beloved mother of Cody (Helen), Cabbie (Mary), Charles (Leona), Barb (James Ironside), Shirley Clark (Bill Barker), Keith (Pat), and Patsy (Brent Macleod). Predeceased by her daughter, Gail Marie in infancy, and grandson, Robbie. Loved by many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Vivian is survived by her brother, Russ (Betty). She will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A private family memorial service will be held. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society.
66, Timberlea. With loving family members by her side, Janet passed away Friday, January 30 at the VG Site, QEII. The end came quickly, only 48 days after learning she had pancreatic cancer. She bravely bore the pain accepting her mortality and encouraging others not to mourn her passing. "I don't want my funeral to be sad. Please no black clothing. Wear pink or flowered coloured Hawaiian shirts. No tears please-just smiles." She was born Janet Eleanor Martin, March 7, 1942, in Halifax, the daughter of Percy and Eunice Martin, who in 1945 moved to River Hebert, Cumberland Co. Janet spent her childhood there, the third eldest in a dairy farming family of 10 children. Instilled with a passion for teaching, Janet earned her teaching license from the Nova Scotia Teachers College in Truro and secured her first teaching job at East St. Margaret's Elementary school in Indian Harbour. It was there she met her first husband Kenny Richardson, who shortly after the birth of their two children, was killed in a traffic accident leaving Janet a single parent to pursue a teaching career and make a life for herself and her family. She taught in many classrooms in various Timberlea schools over the years and pursued additional education attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Saint Mary's University in 1978. Janet married Jordie Benight in 1969. They had a wonderful life together filled with family activities, travel and a shared passion for the great outdoors. They roamed the province on motorcycles and enjoyed with friends the hard work and comradeship of a hobby Christmas tree/sugar wood farm in Newton Mills, Colchester Co. At times, Janet and Jordie traveled to such places as the Yukon, Alberta, Newfoundland, New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii. Janet was also an artist who created wonderful pottery and made friends at craft shows across Nova Scotia. In recent years, her artistic passion was for quilting as a member of the May flower Quilters. She also found great joy in church work at St. Andrews Anglican Church in Timberlea, especially her involvement in the Christmas Boxes for the Mission to Seafarers. She also loved bowling with her teacher colleagues; and in more quiet times, enjoyed the peaceful contentment of gardening. Janet is survived by her husband George (Jordie) Benight; mother, Eunice Martin, River Hebert; daughter, Sandy (Peter) Schlay, Halifax; son, Ted Richardson, Whitehorse, Y.T.; stepdaughter, Jacqueline Wells, Fall River; brothers, David (Paulette) Martin, Richmond, Sask.; Tim (Elan) Martin, Beaumont, Alta.; sisters, Ruth (Albert) Guilderson, Amherst; Margaret (Rick) Bildy, London, Ont.; Carol O'Regan, Amherst; Sherrill (Roy) Pettigrew, Amherst; Sandra (Dan) McSweeney, Conquerall Mills; grandsons Tim and Stephen Schlay, Halifax; Jordan and Robert Wells, Timberlea; granddaughter Samantha Richardson, Whitehorse; Kenny's mom Edith "Nanny" Richardson; sisters-in-law Carolyn Martin; Barbara Passfield; Doreen Benight; Grace Benight; Linda Benight; Norma Morash; Cindy Murphy; Joan Richardson; brothers-in-law Lester O'Regan; Percy Benight; Danny Benight; and Gary Richardson as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband Kenneth Richardson; father Percy Martin; brother Donald Martin; sister Linda O'Regan; mother and father-in-law Margaret and Gilbert Benight; brothers-in-law Earl O'Regan; Roy Benight; Wayne Richardson and nephews Steven Pettigrew and Albert Guilderson. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 5 at 11 a.m. in St. Andrew's Anglican Church in Timberlea. A reception will follow in the church basement. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St. Andrews Anglican Church, the Palliative Care Unit at the Victoria General Hospital or to a charity of your choice.