William Allan MacDonald
MacDONALD, William Allan - 62, of Albro Lake Rd., Dartmouth. It is with deep sorrow and regret that the family announce the passing of William on July 9, 2003.
He died unexpectedly at home. Born June 18, 1941 in Halifax, he was the son of the late Edward and Florence (Norris) MacDonald and step-father, Joseph Arsenault. Bill's health had steadily declined over the last 15 years, but he kept on going.
Through his life he always had a deep love and a longing for the outdoors. Fishing and hunting with his family and friends was his favourite things to do. He would often sit and spin a long fish yarn of how the big ones got away. His love of nature has been passed down to his children and grandchildren. Bill was a very hard worker and provided well for his family. Early in his career he was employed with Purdy Brother; General Bakeries; Keizer Construction; and as a Stevedore. In 1969 he began a small business, Albro Trucking and Contracting, which expanded to include his three sons, William Jr., Tim and Chris. They have worked for several companies in metro over the years, yet Bill?s main interests were in snow removal, in which he took great pride.
He is survived by his wife, Louise (Pearce) MacDonald; sons, Billy (Aileen); Tim (Jennifer); Chris (Carmen); David; Wayne; daughter, Tammy Kook; daughter-in-law, Amanda MacDonald; 14 grandchildren; sisters, Jeanette Julien; Linda (Dennis) Bryne; Louise Morgan; brothers, Joseph (Sharon) Arsenault; Howard (Ann) Arsenault; many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and step-father, he was predeceased by brother, Edward and a sister in infancy.
Family visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Cremation will take place. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2003 in the funeral home with Captains Sean and Marilyn Furey officiating.
Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army Dartmouth Community Church, 171 Pleasant St., Dartmouth or a charity of choice.
We love and miss you Grandad. We will always have the good memories. Love Sarah, Katie, Nikki, Samantha, Zachary, Brittany and Emily .
Lt.-Cmdr. Bronte John Spanik
SPANIK, Lt.-Cmdr. Bronte John "Spook" (Ret.'d) - 67, Halifax, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 15, 2003, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born June 11, 1936, in Hamilton, Ont., he was a son of the late Wojciech and Weronika (Serafin) Szczepanik.
Spook was in the Royal Canadian Navy for 39 years, retiring in 1991, and was a member of the Hull Tech Association.
Bronte is survived by his wife of 46 years, the former Doreen Kathleen MacDonald; daughter, Catherine Spanik, Halifax; sons, Thomas (Marilyn), Dartmouth; Vincent, Halifax; brother, Stan (Irene) Spanik, Burlington, Ont.; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by sister, Helen Duda; brother, Joseph Spanik.
His remains are resting in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, with visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 18, Rev. Patricia Malin officiating. Reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home Family Reception Centre. Cremation will follow. Burial at sea at a later date.
No flowers by request. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Bronte's memory to the Palliative Care Unit, c/o QEII Health Sciences Centre, 1278 Tower Rd., Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9 or Canadian Cancer Society, 2-5826 South St., Halifax, NS B3H 1S6 would be appreciated. The family extends special thanks to Dr. Dean and Dr. Christie.
Grace Amelia Whelton
WHELTON (MacLean), Grace Amelia - 85, Lake Echo, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at home. Born in Pugwash, she was the daughter of the late John Munroe and Leila (Baker) MacLean.
Grace graduated in 1942 from the former Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, as a R.N. and practiced in Moncton, N.B. and London, Ont., where she was charge nurse on the second floor of St. Mary's Hospital for many years.
She then retired to Lake Echo, to live near her daughter Sharon and her son Jerry and her very special granddaughters, Jennifer and Amanda. Grace enjoyed her trailer near Grand Bend, Ont., and has left many friends who love and cherish her. She was not only the mother of her three children but the mother of hundreds of young and old who had the good fortune to come in contact with her. Her entire life was one of giving as a nurse, mother and friend.
Grace died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends. Special thanks to all the health care workers who through their caring and experience allowed this to happen. Please God hold this special soul gently and softly till we unite.
Surviving are daughter, Sharon Lee Whelton, Weston; sons, Jerry Donald Whelton and his companion Wanda Cooper, Lake Echo; Robert John Whelton and my love Lorraine Ann Mann, London, Ont.; brother, John MacLean; grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn Richardson and Amanda Grace Webster. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Frances Whelton (1987); brother, Donald MacLean.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today, memorial service will be held 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, Rev. Sandy MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home.
Donations may be made to Northwood Homecare Limited.
Greta May Stockdale
STOCKDALE, Greta May - 86, Halifax, passed away July 14, 2003, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, in the loving company of her family.
Greta was born in Recontre East, Fortune Bay, NL, October 8, 1916, she was the daughter of the late George and Madaline Lace, and she was adopted by loving parents, the late Captain George and Winnie Newport (Garnish, NL).
She is survived by her husband, Ken; sons, George, David and John; daughters, Marion, Betty and Joan; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by brothers, George, Norman and John Lace; daughter, Doreen.
A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, Major Orville Cole officiating. Burial to take place in St. John's Columbarium, Halifax.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of choice.
Special thanks and blessings to the hospital staff for their care and compassion.
Amanda Kathleen Ivany
IVANY, Amanda Kathleen "Mandy" - Passed away suddenly in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII, on Saturday, July 12, 2003. Born in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, she was a daughter of Donna (Wall) and Ray Ivany, Lower Sackville.
Mandy was a spirited, bright and witty 22 year old. She graduated from Nova Scotia Community College and worked for Xentel for three years. She enjoyed dance, socializing with friends and talking on the phone. Her life stood for three things: love, spirit and independence, all of which she represented fully.
She will be missed by her sister, Heather; her stepfather, Robert Wesson; her future brother-in-law, Ryan Beaton, all of Lower Sackville; aunts, uncles, cousins; her grandparents, Henry and Myrtle Wall, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, and Raymond and Mary Ivany, St. John's, NL. She will be missed by her many friends who touched her life.
Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Memorial service 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church, Lower Sackville, Father Roberto Donato officiating. Burial will be in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Nova Scotia, P.O. Box 341, Coldbrook, NS B4R 1B6 would be appreciated. She will be missed by all. We love you.
Captain James MacDonald
MacDONALD, Captain James - 74, Dartmouth, passed away July 13, 2003, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Isle Aux Morte, NL, he was a son of the late Michael and Annie M. (Knott) McDonald.
He served with the Merchant Marine for several years and sailed with Imperial Oil for 18 years, retiring in 1989 as a Captain of Imperial Bedford.
He is survived by Bill (Joan) Rennie, Dartmouth, Michelle (Mike) and son Tyler LeRue, all of New Brunswick; niece, Jane (Robert) Black, Dartmouth; grand-nephew, Michael "Super Boy" Black; niece, Brenda (Arnold) Sparkes and children, Jane, Rebecca, all of Winnipeg; several nieces and nephews; brothers, Herman (Florence), Dartmouth; Kenneth (Barbara), North Sydney; Lorne (Millie), Moncton; sister-in-law, Ollie; brother-in-law, John Wood, both of Dartmouth.
He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy; brothers, Thomas, Allan; sisters, Florence Ann, Cedella Collier, Vivian Smith.
Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, with funeral service 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, both in the chapel of Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Burial to follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. A reception will follow in the funeral home.
Family flowers only, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.