BARKHOUSE, Lloyd Edwin
June 25, 1919 - January 28, 2009. It is with deeply saddened hearts we announce Lloyd's passing on Wednesday evening. Born in Martin's Point, Lunenburg Co., he was the son of Edwin and Hattie Barkhouse and he spent his younger years there. He served briefly in the Canadian Army prior to the Second World War and then gained employment at Moir's Chocolate Ltd., Halifax, where he proudly worked and lived for some 35 years. During his first year at Moir's he met the love of his life, Agatha "Aggie" Snyder. They were soon married and enjoyed a loving, enduring relationship for over 66 years. Upon retiring from Moir's they moved back to Martin's Point where they enjoyed the beauty of the area, family, old friends and new, and lived life to the fullest. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his loving wife, Aggie; sisters, Lillian Shupe and Lena Turple; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother and father; sisters, Marion Johnson and Neva Glazebrooke; brother, Weston. There will be no visiting hours by request. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, February 7, in St. Mark's Anglican Church, Martin's Point, with Rev. Bonnie Baird officiating. A reception to follow. Interment will be at a later date in St. Martin's Cemetery, Martin's River. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mark's Church, Canadian Cancer Society, or any other charity. Arrangements entrusted to Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay (902) 624-8241. On-line condolences at: www.mahonefuneral.ca "God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around you and whispered, Come to Me. With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away and although we loved you dearly we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best."
TRAYNOR, Henry "Harry"
Sadly, the family of Harry Traynor announces his passing, aged 88, after a long battle with heart problems and, more recently, cancer. He died at home with his wife and son by his side. His eventful journey in life influenced many people and events in Scotland, England and Canada. He is survived by Katherine, his loving wife of 63 years; proud sons, Gordon in Halifax and Ian in Ottawa; grandchildren, Jane (Steve) Coyle, Wigan, England; Peter Unsworth in London, England; Sarah (Keith) Bennett, Toronto; and Adam Mahoney (Kendra Hurshman), Windsor; great-grandchild, Jenny Coyle in Wigan, England. He was predeceased by his beloved daughters Christine in 2006 (Bryan Unsworth, York, England) and Eileen in 2008 (Thomas "Ted" Withers, Windsor). Harry was born and educated in Greenock, Scotland, and was proud of his birthplace and Scottish heritage. As a teenager, he was an acclaimed and successful amateur cyclist. In 1940, aged 20, he joined the RAF and was in uniform for over five years, mostly stationed in the Middle East. Like many of his generation the war years had a lasting influence on his life, not least because he lost a brother who served in the Army. When Harry returned to Scotland, he married and started a career in journalism with The Scottish Daily Mail. In the early 1950's he was a publicist for the bicycle maker, Raleigh and wrote about World Champion cyclist Reg Harris, who also became his good friend. Harry started his own public relations firm in 1960. Notable clients included the Ford Motor Company for whom he helped publicize their European motor racing successes and textile company Gannex, whose iconic overcoats were worn by many famous people. A major turning point was moving to Ottawa in 1967, where Harry worked for the Federal Government. In 1971, he helped conceive and organize the London, England to Victoria, B.C. Air Race, which was a major part of the British Columbia Centennial Celebration. He then wrote a book about this successful event. When Harry retired in 1984, he and Katherine immediately moved to Halifax to be next to the ocean that reminded them of their hometown. In retirement he was as active and productive as ever. He was involved with the 75th anniversary of the Silver Dart, the first powered aircraft to fly in Canada. He will sadly miss next month's 100th anniversary of that flight. In 1988 he was part of a group who reminded the City of Halifax and Heritage Canada that Pier 21 and the War Brides who had arrived there had significant historical importance. His fascination with immigrants and their stories resulted in a series of TV shows which aired on Halifax Cable in the early 1990's, in which he interviewed former Premier John Savage, Pete Luckette, former mayor Moira Ducharme and many others. A short celebration service was held at J.A. Snow's Funeral Home in Halifax, which was also entrusted with arrangements for cremation. Harry was a charming and thoughtful man who loved special stories, whether from everyday people he met or about important historical figures, stories that make everyone interesting and unique.
CLEMENS, John Richard C.D.
1923-2009. Sydney. John (Sarge, Jack, J.R.) a proud father and grandfather, began his new journey on Friday January 30, 2009. Always happy to offer "a song, a drink, and a kiss til payday, " Jack will be missed by all. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late William and Grace Hilda (Rafuse) Clemens. At the young age of 17 he started his career in the Canadian Armed Forces (1940-1974). During these years he served in Canada, United Kingdom, Canadian Mediterranean Force, Northwest Europe and peacekeeping in Egypt. He was decorated with the Canadian Volunteer Medal and Clasp; 1939-1945 Star; Italy Star; France and Germany Star; War Medal and Peacekeeping Medals and was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 12. Dad was predeceased by the love of his life, Emily Margaret Theresa; son, Gordon Gerald; grandsons, Richard Clemens and Jeffrey Hill; brothers, Raymond and Gordon; sisters, Marge Saxton; and brother-in-law, Ronald Walker. He will be sadly missed by his children, Patricia (Bob) Bowins, Sydney; John (Jenny), Manitoba; Marilyn Hill (Bob), British Columbia; Diane (Cameron) Paul, Membertou; Raymond (Liz), Sydney; Joan (Kelvin) Johnson, British Columbia; Theresa (Dave Threadgold), Australia; David (Geraldine Carlin), Sydney; Robert (Jean), Sydney; Darlene (Grant) Tuplin, British Columbia and Sandra (Gary) Sanz, Ontario. "Grampa Jack" will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by his 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Jack is also survived by his sister, Joan Walker, Ontario and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Wade Reppert officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Brigadoon Children's Camp Society, Halifax (www.brigadoonvillage.org).
WHYNOT, James W. "Bruddy"
Died January 30, 2009. A son of the late Clarence and Beatrice (Slauenwhite) Whynot. He is survived by wife, Jessie (Whynot); daughter, Angela (Darrell); son, G. Stephen (Patricia); grandson, Troy; granddaughters, Amy, Jennifer (Michael); great-granddaughter, Jessica; sisters, Carrie, Sandra (Arnold); brothers, Norman (Hazel); Carl, Stanley, John, Paul (Shirley); brother-in- law, Earl (Linda). Predeceased by sister, Mirya; brother, Lawrence. Cremation has taken place. Graveside funeral service will be held on February 7, 10 a.m., Trinity Anglican Cemetery.
MacNEIL, Genevieve "Gen"
51, Dartmouth, and formerly of Mabou passed away Friday, January 30, 2009, peacefully, at home after a courageous 12 year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). She was the daughter of Joe and Florence (MacDonald) MacNeil. Gen faced her illness with tremendous strength and an unwavering positive attitude. As she would say herself, "She was one plucky lady!" Gen was truly blessed to receive exceptional care and support from her best friend, Bernadette MacIsaac. Bernadette's constant devotion and tireless attention to Gen's health care was truly selfless, along with the companionship from her four-legged friend, Buddy, enabling her to live the last 12 years of her life to the fullest. She will be remembered for her sense of humour, love of sports, especially softball and golf, and her fun loving personality. Besides being survived by her parents, Joe and Florence; maternal grandmother Belle MacDonald, she will be forever missed and lovingly cherished by her sisters, Josephine (John MacEachern), Mabou; Tena (Leslie Morrison), Whycocomagh; Maureen (Eddie MacDonald), Mabou; Deanna (Stephen Gillis), Judique; Jolene (Mark Korethoski), Fort McMurray. She enjoyed spending time with and treasured her nieces and nephews, Andrew, Iain, Jonathan, Mallory, Alex, Nicholas, Melissa, Emma, Daniel, Mack and Kaya. She was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, John Simon MacDonald, paternal grandparents, Danny Sandy and Jessie Agnes MacNeil. Special thanks to all those involved in her care, especially the home support workers ("the girls"), the VON, Mary Connors, Dr. Goodwin, the ALS Clinic Team and the Rehabilitation Centre staff (Francois and Caroline). Gen, Bernadette and the MacNeil family would like to sincerely thank all those who attended and supported the annual ALS Walk and our team, "Gen's Jammers". Your presence meant the world to Gen. Up until the time of her illness, Gen was employed as a personal care worker at Ocean View Manor, Dartmouth. Visitation will be held in St. Mary's Church Vestry, Mabou, today from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with funeral on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Father Duncan MacIsaac and Father Angus Morris officiating. Memorial donations can be made to ALS Society of Nova Scotia or St. Mary's Cemetery Fund.
HANNAM, Jack Lcdr. (Ret.) C.D., B.A.Ed.
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Jack, our beloved husband and father. He succumbed to cancer in the loving and caring company of his family. He will be greatly missed. As a career sailor, set sail on his final voyage from Saanich Peninsula Hospital on Thursday, January 29, 2009. Born in Vancouver, B.C. on June 19, 1924, he had a storied 33 year career in the Canadian Navy and also taught successfully in the Victoria School District for 10 years. He left home for the sea at 15, served in the Canadian Merchant Marine and joined the Canadian Navy in the last class of boy seamen at 17. During the Second World War, he served in corvettes, destroyers and frigates, took part in the Battle of the Atlantic, North African Invasion, Murmansk Convoys, D-day Landings, English Channel night actions, and while on HMCS Haida helped rescue survivors from HMCS Athabaskan's sinking. During peacetime he rose through the ranks to Lieutenant-Commander and eventually served as the captain of the Porte de La Reine. He loved to play golf and lunch with his buddies, especially at the Royal Colwood. He kept up with his life at sea in his boat, the Jorobsu, with the Royal Victoria Yacht Club and Victoria Cruising Club. He had many hours of enthusiastic volunteering with a number of charitable organizations; was a long-serving and committed Mason and Shriner; belonged to the C&PO's Association, the NOAC, the Haida Association, and the Fourandex of Canada. He leaves to morn the love of his life, his wife of almost 63 years, Vivian; sons, John (Nicky), Robert (Boudien); daughter, Susan Bowes (Bob); granddaughters, Kirsten Hannam, Jackie Chandler, Jamie Hannam, Delaina Williams, and Lindsay Hannam; grandsons, Adrian Hannam and Nathan Bowes, and great-grandchildren, Kiana, Olivia, Matthius, Gabriel, Briar, and Kylon. Many thanks for the professional support and kind comfort extended by Dr. Richard Kennedy, the Home Care Nurses, especially Lynne Erskine, and the caring staff of the palliative care unit at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. A funeral and interment service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 5, in St. Michael's and All Angels Anglican Church, 4733 West Saanich Rd. A reception in the church hall is to follow immediately after the service. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial gifts may be sent to the B.C. Cancer Clinic.
GRANT, George Henry
80, Halifax, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, January 30, 2009, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII. Born in North Preston, former resident of Africville, he was a son of the late William and Mable (Simmonds) Grant. He served in the Canadian Army during the Korean Conflict, worked at the Canadian National Railroad as a Porter retiring as Conductor for VIA Rail. He was a Special Constable at Province House. He was a staunch Conservative who proudly traveled across Canada with Prime Minister John Diefenbaker as well as campaigning with Prime Minister Robert Stanfield. He was honored for his service to the Conservative Party by former Premier Senator John Buchanan. He was a sought after historian who hired a tutor during his later years to help with his reading and writing. He could be found at the Public Archives researching birth certificates for many people. He was a member of St. Thomas United Baptist Church, Men's Brotherhood, Equity Lodge No. 106, Vimy Legion 27. Member and Past President of the Africville Genealogical Society and Past Board member of the Black Cultural Society. He had a passion for horses, harness racing, growing dahlias and big cars, especially Cadillac's. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Rose (Carvery) Grant and children, George Jr. (Daphne), Cole Harbour; Paula (Rick) Smith, Hammonds Plains; Warren, Calgary, Alta.; Lyle, Dartmouth; Dean (Debbie) Carvery-Grant, Calgary; Charlyeanne (Jim) McNeil, Halifax; Kevin (Linda) Brooks, East Preston, and Marlene (Lionel) Williams, Toronto; 22 grandchildren and 17 great- grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters, Priscilla (Herbert) Smith, Laura (Louis) Beals; brothers, Harold (Evelyn), Seymour (Velda), all of North Preston; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by daughter, RoseMarie Grant-Barnes; granddaughter, SaraRose Grant-Barnes; brothers, Richard, Moses, Russell: sisters, Pearl Downey-Sparks, Madeline Drummond, Matilda Johnson, and Elizabeth Whynder. Special thanks to Dr. Fred Archibauld, Nursing Staff, food service and housekeeping staff 4 East Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Masonic Lodge and Laymen's service commencing at 7 p.m. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in St. Thomas United Baptist Church, North Preston, officiated by Rev. Wallace Smith. Burial will be in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow in the funeral home. Donations may be made to St. Thomas United Baptist Church or Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building, QEII.
LOWTHER (Dowe) (Foster), Alice Hannha
Died January 31, 2009. She was a daughter of the late Norby and Marjorie (Hughes) Dowe. Survived by children, Shirley (Peet) Huberg, Marie Johnson, Charles Foster, Barbie Foster, Audrey Foster; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ronnie (Edith), Jake; sisters, Irene, Mary (Clark), Mildred. Predeceased by her first husband, Percy Foster; second husband, Alvin Lowther and sister, Dorothy. Arrangements entrusted to Furlong~Jones Funeral Home. Memorial service June 26 at 2 p.m. in Hastings United Church. Burial will follow in Hastings Cemetery.
NEWELL, Kathy Geneva
59, Tickle, Guysborough Co., passed away Friday, January 30, 2009, as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Born in Canso, she was the daughter of Pearl May (Roberts) Bond, Tickle and the late Edward Joseph Bond. Kathy was a fisherman and a member of Canso United Baptist Church. She is survived by her children, Brian (Tammy King) -Newell, Trenton; their children, Sebastien and Dylan; Alen (Michelle) Newell, Fox Island; their children, Meghan, Blake and Jade; Melanie (Neil Sullivan) Newell, Liverpool; their children, Mavie and Aiden; Christopher (Larissa Durling) Newell, Halifax and Katherine (Ryan Nickerson) Newell, soon to be mother, Antigonish. Also leaving to mourn sisters, Rosie and Mary, both of Tickle; brothers, Howard and Jim, both of Tickle; also surviving is her baby, Angel. Kathy was predeceased by her husband, Michael. Visitation will held 7-9 p.m. today and 9-11 a.m. Tuesday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in Canso United Baptist Church with Rev. David Wheeler officiating. Burial in Fourth Hill Cemetery. Flowers are welcome.