MacNEIL, Marie Florence
75, Port Hawkesbury, passed away Friday, January 30, 2009, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in Arichat, Richmond Co., and raised in Point Tupper, she was a daughter of the late John "Jack" D. and Lida (LeBlanc) MacNeil. Marie was a former fish plant worker at the former Booth Fisheries, Petit de Grat. She was a member of St. Joseph's Parish, Port Hawkesbury, and a member of the former St. Joseph's Ladies Guild. Marie enjoyed bingo and was an avid card player. She is survived by daughters, Anna Marie (Joseph) Samson, West Arichat; Jane (Joseph) Dorey and Veronica (Donald) San Cartier, both of Port Hawkesbury; and Darlene (Louis) Boudreau, Arichat; son, Wayne (Linda), Arichat; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; also leaving to mourn, sisters, Beatrice MacInnis, Port Hawkesbury; Stella MacDonnell (Joe Fougere), Arichat; Katherine (Granville) Boutilier, Wallaceburg, Ont.; brother, Russell (Jean) MacNeil, Port Hastings. Marie will be missed by her Sheltie dogs, Sport, Bennie, and Princess. Marie was predeceased by her husband, David Murdock; brothers, Malcolm, Arthur, John; and sister, Clara MacDonald; grandson, Adam David San Cartier. Visitation was held 7-9 p.m. Saturday, and 2-9 p.m. Sunday, in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. today in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic, Port Hawkesbury, with Father Andrew Boyd officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations in memory of Marie may be made to the Antigonish SPCA.
SLATER, John Kenneth
83, of Halifax, passed away peacefully at home on January 29, 2009. Born in Winnipeg, Man., the son of Cuthbert Slater and Marie Davreux Slater. He was a parishioner of St. John's Anglican Church, Fairview, and an active member of the New Democratic Party for many years. Beloved husband of Ghislaine (Jessie) Couturier Slater; father of Jon and Kathy, Susan and Leif, Louise and Matthias; grandfather of, Adrian, Michelle, Amy, Matthew, Frances, Raken, Liv and Maria; great-grandfather of Taia and Brayden; brother of Lillian Baldwin; and uncle of many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister, Katherine Rourke. Visitation will be held Tuesday, 3-5 p.m., in J.A. Snow Funeral Home (2666 Windsor St.). Funeral will take place in St. Margaret of Scotland (3751 Robie St.), Wednesday, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations if desired, may be made to the charity of your choice.
LANGILL, Ina C.
80, Pugwash, went to be with the Lord, on Saturday, January 31, 2009. Born in Pugwash, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Jennie (Miles) Benjamin. For many years Ina had worked as a Personal Care Worker at the Sunset Rehabilitation Center. She was an active member of Pugwash Baptist Church, Women's Missionary Society, and Rebekah Lodge, Silver Spray No. 1. Surviving are her sons, Geoff (Anita), Sheldon (Barb), Lowell (Alma), all of Pugwash; grandchildren, Christina (Nathan Portier-West), Mike (Jennifer), Wenzy Belmes, Kaye Langill, Tracy Kyle; great-grandsons, Grayson and Brodie Langill; sisters, Helen Benjamin, Pugwash; Jean Chase, Port Howe, and their families. She was predeceased by her husband, Glover. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., today, in Mundle's Funeral Home, 204 Water St., Pugwash (243-2506), from where a Rebekah Lodge Service will be held this evening at 6:30 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 3, in the Pugwash Baptist Church, with Rev. David Young officiating. Burial in the Riverside Cemetery, Wallace River, at a later date. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, Pugwash Baptist Church, or any charity.
PARNELL, Ronald Frederick
73, Upper Sackville. Passed away suddenly on February 1, 2009. Ronald was born on October 13, 1935, and was a son of the late Wallace and Grace (Crouse) Parnell. He is survived by his wife, Mary (McWilliams); and his children, Deborah (Rod) Fitzpatrick, Ronald (Darlene), Timothy (Peggy), Daniel (Sheila), Frederick (Carolyn), Maureen (John) Lawler, James (Darlene), all of Sackville; stepson, Edwin (Judy) Goodie, Enfield; brothers, Patrick (Joyce), Halifax; Terrence (Neta), Mascouche, Que.; Lawrence (Bev), Halifax; sisters, Carol (Bob) Gallant, Halifax; Kathleen (Brian Samson) Clements, Mississauga, Ont.; Marilyn (Keith) Harvey, Upper Rawdon; Colleen (Walter) Kelly, Dartmouth; brother-in-law, Ralph Verge, Halifax; sister-in-law, Irene Parnell, Chilliwack, B.C.; Annette Parnell, Halifax; grandchildren, Michelle, Tim, Ronnie, Amanda, Jason, Angela, Robyn, Shannon, Ryan, Danielle, Parnell, Mitchell; stepgrandchildren, Chris and Greg Goodie; 12 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Shirley "Betty" Verge; and brothers, Wallace Jr. and Bobby. Ron retired as Chief Caretaker of the Halifax Armouries after 43 years of service with the federal government. He was a long-time Chief Petty Officer with HMCS Scotian. He also worked many years as a bartender and waiter with Captain's Cabin, Port of Entry and levees at the Bedford Branch Legion. Ron enjoyed many years of golfing with his buddies at both Sackville Par 3 Golf Course and then at Witch's Ridge. He liked his tea, movies, and card games. His famous words were "What's New in Peyton Place." He was known to many as "Chief" or "Pops". Visitation will take place 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Tuesday February 3, with a funeral service 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 4, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, with Rev. Gloria Penwell officiating. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. Reception to follow in St. John's Anglican Church Hall, 975 Old Sackville Rd., Lower Sackville. Thanks to Sackville Fire Department, Patton Road, the ambulance paramedics, and the staff of the Queen Elizabeth Health Sciences Centre, Emergency Department. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.
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.
Passed away on January 31, 2009 at the age of 92. Born in Grand Bank, N.L., she was the daughter of the late George and Jessie Farthing. Survived by her son, David; sister, Nellie, grandchildren, Angie and Heather, great-grandchildren, Zachary, Isaiah, Jessica, and Jacob, and her close friend Hilda Shaw. Predeceased by husband John Graham; one son in infancy; sisters, Violet and Georgina; brother, Albert. Visitation held on February 3, 2009 in Patten Funeral Home, Glace Bay, from 2-3 p.m. with funeral to follow. Interment at a later date. Donations to the Palliative Care society, or a charity of one's choice.
WHETMORE, Roy Harris
80, passed away January 29, 2009, in Northwood Centre, Halifax. Born in Windsor, Roy was the son of Blanche and Hoarce Wetmore of Coxheath, Cape Breton. Early in his career, Roy served in the navy on board ship and later as a hospital administrator holding rank of Lieutenant Commander at HMCS Cornwallis during the 50's and 60's and later Stadacona Naval Base in Halifax. Following his retirement from the armed forces, he held executive positions at the "old" Infirmary and Abbey Lane hospitals in Halifax. During this time his volunteer work included the Development Board of the original Cobequid Centre in Lower Sackville as well as a similar project later in Kanata, Ont. The move to Ottawa during the 80's and 90's saw him holding a management position at the Queensway Carleton Hospital and volunteer work with Meals on Wheels. During the later part of the 90's he and his wife Mary, spent 3 years in Dalmeny, Sask. where he was again active volunteering at the local senior's home. Following the death of his wife in Saskatchewan he moved back to Ottawa to be with family and then again to Nova Scotia in the early 2000's where he made his final home at The Berekley Manor in Bedford where he enjoyed a full and active life until the end. Roy Whetmore is survived by his children, daughters, Kristene (Gavin) Murdock, Bear River; Peggy Lynne Lacroix, Dartmouth; Roxanne (Autumn) Whetmore, Wellington, England; sons, Michael (Becky) Whetmore, British Columbia; Patrick (Maisie) Whetmore, Beaver Bank; MCpl Robert (Fletia) Whetmore CD1, Fredericton, N.B.; Sgt. Richard Whetmore CD1, Whitehorse, Y.T.; grandchildren include Vanessa Murdock, Scott Murdock, Christopher Lacroix, Nicholas Autumn, Colin Whetmore, Jeremy Whetmore, Travis Whetmore, Tori Whetmore, Roxanne Whetmore and Logan Whetmore. Roy is survived by sisters, Elizabeth Matheson of Marion Bridge, Cape Breton; and Catherine Smith of Truro. He is predeceased by his wife, Mary Logan. A funeral service will be held for Mr. Whetmore at Cruikshank's Funeral Home Chapel, 2032 Robie Street, Halifax on Thursday, February 5, at 2 p.m.
THOMPSON, Kenneth C.
1944-2009. It is with great sadness we say goodbye to our father, Kenneth C. Thompson. Ken passed away on January 30, 2009 at the age of 64, with his family at his side. Ken is survived by his daughter, Kim (Shaun); his sons, Steven (Sharon) and Michael; granddaughters, Sarah, Sonah, Caileigh and Shayanna; grandson, Lachlan and only great-granddaughter, Jayanna Nicole. Our father was a man of simplicity. He valued his family above all other facets of life. He devoted his life to his family, always putting his children first. Dad has left us with many memories and we will always cherish the time we had with him. Dad died knowing how much we loved him. Ken was also a friend to many. He enjoyed getting together for coffee and quick chats about life with his friends. Dad was always happy to have a knock at his door and refused no one. As we hold our memories in our hearts we know they will also. Thank you to his friends at Alderney Manor who took the time to care for dad over the last few weeks of his life as well as the nursing staff on 3 East at the Dartmouth General Hospital. Although we will miss his presence, his laugh and his sense of humor, we look forward to seeing him again as we know that dad went home to be with his Lord when he left this world. Cremation has taken place under the direction of A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home. At his request, we will not be holding a service. In lieu of flowers please make donations to The Lung Association or Canadian Cancer Society.
CAMERON (Amirault), Fidelis Marie
Passed away at the age of 103, on January 31, 2009 in Villa St. Joseph du Lac in Dayton, Yarmouth Co. Born in Middle East Pubnico on June 13, 1905, she was the daughter of the late Charles V. and Annie M. Amiro/Amirault. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Besides her parents and siblings, Fid was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Laurence C. Cameron; her son Theodore (Teddy) in infancy; daughter, Shirley; daughter-in-law, Maria (Mary) DeJong-Cameron; and grandchildren, Shirley Cameron, Janita Cameron, Cindy Cameron, and Kenny DeJong. She is survived by her sons, Richard (Claudette), Lower East Pubnico; Robert (Judith), Halifax; grandchildren Pamela (Joe) MacDonell, Sharon (Doug) Charlton and Laurence (Denise) Cameron; seven great-grandchildren; and "special adoptive daughter", Gertrude Morse, Centreville. Mom's first love was her family. A dedicated wife and mother, the happiness and needs of her family always came first. Self-sacrifice wasn't a chore to her but a labour of love. Humility was her trademark. A talented pianist and organist, Mom began playing the piano at the age of five and continued to play piano and organ until a few weeks before her passing. She always down-played her talents while praising the talents of others. As a resident of the Villa she frequently entertained fellow residents and guests with music especially from the thirties and forties. A devout Catholic, she especially loved her church and religious music and throughout her life she was church organist wherever her husband's army career took the family. Before her daughter, Shirley, passed away, Shirley sowed the seeds for a "home-away-from-home" for family and friends of patients to stay near the Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville. Shirley's wish was that this place, which became a reality in 1989, be known as "Fidelis House" in honour of her mother-an honour Mom treasured dearly. On her 100th birthday, Mom was also honoured with a framed blessing from the late Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, signed just a few days before his passing. Sons, Richard and Robert, and their families wish to sincerely thank the Hospitaliers Religeuses de St. Joseph, especially Sister Alphonsine LeBlanc, and all staff members of the Villa for their care and love over the time Mom was a resident. Thanks also to Doctor Julie Chandler and everyone who contributed in any way to her care and well-being. The remains have been cremated and a memorial mass will be held in Immaculate Conception Church in Middle East Pubnico at a later date, followed by a reception at the East Side Community Hall. Memorial donations may be made to Fidelis House Society, The Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre for cancer research or a charity of one's choice.
GREENCORN, Laurier Ellsworth
Bedford, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2009, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in 1925 at Philips Harbour, Guysborough Co. He was the son of the late Wilbert and Lila (Jamieson) Greencorn. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Agatha, three years ago, and a sister, Helen MacIsaac in 1995. He is survived by sons, Joseph, Bedford; Randy, Bermuda. He is also survived by sisters, Irene, Halifax; Josephine (Robert), St. John's and Elizabeth (Ed) Noble-Janusas, Hamilton; many nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by his many friends. Laurier was a long term employee of Coca Cola Bottling Co., and an outdoors enthusiast. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville where a memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 4. A reception will follow in the funeral home reception lounge. Burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.