DEAN, Marion E.
90, Diligent River, Cumberland Co., passed away Monday, January 26, 2009, in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Diligent River, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Blanche (Spicer) Dean. Early in her life she taught school in Diligent River. Marion was an avid gardener and a talented seamstress. In her later years, she enjoyed reading the Chronicle Herald each day from cover to cover, having a particular interest in provincial and local politics. She was a dedicated fan of George Strait. Marion was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her brother, Marvin. Visitation 12-2 p.m. on Thursday, January 29, in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro, where funeral service will follow at 2 p.m., Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Spring burial in Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Diligent River Baptist Church.
Passed away January 26, 2009, at Taigh Na Mara. Born in Glace Bay, he was a veteran of the Second World War, serving in the Canadian Corp Signal, the Aleutian Islands and also with the Winnipeg Grentier and overseas in Europe. He worked as a carpenter for most of his life. He was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Beatrice; first wife, Effie (Simmons); second wife, Dini (Veneburg) and sisters, Lily and Helen. Thomas is survived by sons, George and Peter (Peggy), both of Glace Bay; daughter, Delsie (Sandy); grandchildren, Sandy, Holly, Ryan, Adam and Heather (Philip), Manitoba. There will be no visitation. A private family service will take place in Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520, with burial to take place at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery.
PARSONS, Edmund James
Passed away December 28, 2008, in Lloydminster Hospital. Jim sailed on various ships while in the Royal Canadian Navy and served a Tour of Duty in the Korean Conflict. He worked many years in London, Ont., before moving to Alberta. He was predeceased by his father, James; his mother, Katherine Parsons Cooke; stepfather, Lorne Cooke and his brother, Karl Cooke. He is survived by his wife, Goldie Raiche; sisters, Dorothy (Gerald Boudreau) and Lorraine (Mrs. Edward Duggan), both of Halifax, and four nephews. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Cremation has taken place with a memorial service at a later date in Lloydminster, Alberta.
BLANK, Catherine Veronica
68, Dartmouth. Passed away Monday, January 26, 2009. Born in Dartmouth, September 16, 1940, she was a daughter of the late William "Bill" and Henrietta (Corns) Corkery. Catherine was always first a mother to her children and to others. She enjoyed bowling, swimming and camping with Gerald and their many friends in Rawdon. Catherine is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Gerald E. Blank; daughters, Lorraine Kennedy, Moncton, N.B.; Joan (Danny) Stevens, Fort McMurray, Alta.; Marion (Joan Campbell) Blank, Powell River, B.C.; Sharon Blank, Dartmouth; son, Robert (Lynne) Blank, Dartmouth; brothers, Joseph (Marie) Corkery, Halifax; Lawrence (Sheila) Corkery, Dartmouth; Earl (Liz) Corkery, Dartmouth; sisters, Anna Green and Marion Hawke, both of Dartmouth; grandchildren, Amanda Stevens, Corinna Stevens, Matthew Kennedy, Tyler Kennedy, Scott Myers, Jacquelyn Blank, Ashley Blank and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, William Corkery, Jr., John Corkery and brother-in-law, George Green. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, January 29, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Funeral service to be held 10 a.m. Friday, January 30, in St. Clements Roman Catholic Church, Father Malcolm McNeil officiating. Reception to follow in church hall. Special thanks to the staff of the QEII Health Sciences Centre and Elizabeth Ball. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
DOLLIVER, James Frederick
Son of the late Fred and Lillian Dolliver (of Caledonia), lost a courageous battle with cancer in Monfort Hospital, Ottawa, Ont., on Thursday, January 22, 2009, at the age of 74. He was predeceased by his beloved son, James "Bubba" Dolliver and his brothers, Freddy, Eugene and his sisters, Shirley Rhuland, Mildred Arenburg and Verna May and Vera Guerin. He is survived by his children, Susan (Rob) Gorman, Darlene (Albert) Ross, Bernice Nickerson, Phillip "PJ" (Michelle), Alison (Trevor) McLean, David (Emma); also his brothers, Byron (Beatrice), Herbert (Ann) and Rodney; his sisters, Virginia, Rosamond (Layton) O'Connell and Myrna (Joe) Robinson; and Maria Dias, whose love, warmth and companionship he shared the last years of his life. He smiles down upon his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and the rest of his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
SCHNARE, Frances Gloria
75, of Dartmouth, passed away January 26, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Bridgewater, she was a daughter of the late Malcolm and Margurite (Jamieson) Shaw. She loved to get caught up on events by watching her TV and especially loved to follow politics while sipping on a nice glass of Bacardi and 7 Up. Frances loved her family and was especially proud of her grandchildren and all of their accomplishments. She is survived by daughter, Karen (Bruno Ruffinengo) Schnare; son, Peter (Donna), both of Dartmouth; grandchildren, Sarah-Lynn, Patti and Grant; brother, Bernard "Jake" (Shirley) Shaw, London, Ont.; as well as her auntie, Hilda, Bridgewater; her cousins, Linda (Kie) MacIssac, Halifax; Evelyn (Dick) Walker, Nantucket, Mass.; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest in 1994. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Friday, with a memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, with a reception to follow, Bishop Russell Hatton officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
SNAIR, Byron Maxwell
81, of Boutilier's Point, passed away Monday, January 26, 2009, at home. Born in Ingramport, he was a son of the late Firman and Nellie (Manuel) Snair. Byron was born and lived his whole life as he wished between Ingramport and Boutilier's Point. He had a full life surrounded by his wife, Joan of 50 years and his loving children, Donna, Janice and Jeff. Byron worked for 36 years for Fisheries Canada and was a respected Steward of PSAC for many years. He was an active member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years, twice serving as Master of St. Margaret's Lodge. He retired 19 years ago to spend time with his family, grandchildren and his new great-grandchild, Halle. Byron loved the outdoors. In his retirement, he grew Christmas trees with his son Jeff. Unfortunately, Byron had several health problems which resulted in him spending a great deal of time at QEII Health Sciences Centre. The family would like to extend thanks for their kindness and care. He is survived by his wife, Joan B. (Newman); son, Jeffrey (Patricia), Boutilier's Point; daughters, Donna (Leonard) Stephenson; Janice Snair (Steve Cann); both of Halifax; brothers, Eric, Albert, Malcolm and Clifford; sisters, Dorothy Lohnes, Elizabeth Childs, Kathleen "Toots" Nickerson, Gwen Brown; grandchildren, Erin and Gabrielle Weagle (Andrew Cullum); great-grandchild, Halle Cullum; many nieces and nephews and in-laws including Joan's brother Gary and his wife Anita. He was predeceased by brothers, Keith, Dan, Reginald and Arthur; sister, Evelyn Waltherr. The family will receive visitors 4-7 p.m. Friday and a service celebrating Byron's life, along with a Masonic service, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, all in Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, 13549 Peggy's Cove Rd., Tantallon. Reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to QEII Health Sciences Center, Halifax.
CLAYTON (Loppie), Winnifred Pauline
83, went home to be with her Lord peacefully surrounded by her loving family on January 24, 2009. She was a daughter of the late Ethel May Loppie (Allison) and George Sydney Loppie; wife of the late George Edward Clayton. A faithful and dedicated member of Cornwallis Street Baptist Church for over 50 years up until her illness. She served as Deaconess for several years, member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Helping Hand and Missionary Societies, Teller of the Church, Mother of the Year, Senior Choir, Symposium Choir, and various other committees of the Church. She also sang for Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. She was a member of the Oddfellows organization. She was a very gentle, loving, kind and humble person to everyone she met, whether she knew them or not. She was a homemaker, loved to cook, crochet, hook rugs, make blankets, aprons, slippers and was a mentor to all. She was predeceased by three children in infancy; daughters, Patricia, Monica and granddaughter, Deanna; grandson, Cormeckio; sisters, May, Grace, Helen, Esther, Shirley, Barbara and brother, George. She is survived by daughters, Pauline, Grace, Pamela, Winnifred, all of Halifax; Victoria, Angela, of Dartmouth; sons, George, Joseph (Irma), Eugene, Michael, Halifax; sisters, Clara (Carl) Jefferies, Alvena (James) Cain, Rose Adams, Halifax; Mary Turner, Marion Jackson, Toronto; brothers, Charles (Joan), Leroy, Halifax; James (Lidia), Toronto; 32 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren; godchildren, Christopher Johnston, Tanya Sparks (Johnston), Sheldon Cain, Halifax. Visitation in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, Thursday, January 29, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in Cornwallis Street Baptist Church on Friday, January 30, at 1 p.m., Rev. Rhonda Britton officiating. Interment in Oakridge Memorial Gardens, Sackville. Repast to follow in Cornwallis Street Baptist Church. Special thanks to everyone who prayed, called and visited our family at this time, Staff 5.2 the Halifax Infirmary, QEII and Red Cross Home Care. Donations can be made in memory to Cornwallis Street Baptist Church Building Fund or Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
WEIR (MacDonald), Janet Elizabeth
Janet Elizabeth (MacDonald) Weir, 84, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Abercrombie Road, New Glasgow, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2009, in the Manor. Born in Greenwood, Pictou Co., she was a daughter of the late Thomas Edward "Tommy T." and Jean Weir (MacNeil) MacDonald. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow. Janet enjoyed working as a salesperson as a young adult and later as an office worker at Fred C. Morrison Ltd. She was a great homemaker, no one in her family could out do her biscuits or her fish fried "to perfection". Her housekeeping skills were impeccable. She enjoyed knitting, cross stitching and bowling. Her accomplishments will be part of her enduring legacy. Janet lived with a degenerative brain disease for the last four years that gradually destroyed her memory but did not take away her gracious manners, nor extinguish the great love she displayed towards her daughter and son-in-law. Surviving are her daughter, Marilyn (Lionel) MacDonald, Green Hill; brother-in-law, Robert Kowalski; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Andrew Keith Weir; sister, Doreen Joyce Kowalski; brother, Alex MacDonald; sister-in-law, Lee MacDonald. A private graveside service will be held in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens at a later date. Donations may be made in her memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or Pictou County S.P.C.A.
BARRY, Scott E.
Born November 19, 1962, he passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer in the loving presence of his family on January 24, 2009. Known affectionately as "Bully" and "The Last Man Standing", Scott was a welder with the Canadian Boilermakers Local 73 and traveled around Atlantic Canada and Ontario where he touched the lives of many. Scott is survived by his wife, Brenda D'Eon and his stepchildren, Cheri D'Eon (Dennis Lester), Rob D'Eon (Heather Keith) and his stepgrandchildren, James and Morgan. He was predeceased by his mother, Linda Barry and father, Paul Barry. The family wishes to say thank you to the very special people at the VON, the staff of Dartmouth General Hospital, 3 West, and Kim and Richard from Bayshore. Scott will be laid to rest at his cottage. There will be a memorial benefit in his honor at Lake Loon, Main Street, Dartmouth on Saturday, September 7, at 6 p.m. All friends welcome to come listen to great music and share your memories. All proceeds will go to Cancer Care Nova Scotia. A special thanks to our strength - Jason, Brenda, Kevin and Sherri.
HULL, Kendrick Lewis
68. After a lengthy battle with cancer, he passed away January 26, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital, with his family by his side. Born in Oakfield, he was a son of William Edward Hull and Hazel (Fisher). He is survived by sons, Kendrick (Sonja) and Derek (Melody); very special grandson, Andrew; brother, George (Joyce); sister, Fern (Battyanye); nieces and nephews; extended family, Florence Balsor, of 29 years; children, Linda (George), Keith (Jocelyn) Becky, Kenny (Peggy), Elaine (Allan), Carla (Sandie), Edward (Sharon), Carl (Paula) and grandchildren. Also, Margaret, Jessie, Fan, Lucy, Chris, Ann Marie, Carl, Martin and family, Serge, and his three furry friends. Predeceased by father, William; a baby brother; special niece, Tina and his wife, Dolores (Barrieau). A memorial will be held in Cole Harbour Funeral Home, Thursday, February 5, 2-4 p.m. No flowers by request.