McDOUGALL, Jean Mary
Kentville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family in Grand View Manor, Berwick, on January 30, 2009. Cremation has taken place under the direction of White Family Funeral Home, Kentville and there will be no visitation at Jean's request. Due to pending inclement weather, the memorial service and reception have been postponed and will now be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 5, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Pastor Brian Wheaton officiating. A private family burial will take place at a later date in 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 White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
CORKUM, Emery Eugene
80, Halifax, passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus on February 1, 2009, from a long-standing lung disease. Born in Pleasantville on March 27, 1928, he was predeceased by his parents, Sherman and Viola (Cooke) Corkum, and his only brother, Fred. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ina (MacGregor); sons, Byron and Barry (Grace); daughter, Catherine Stewart (Charles); two grandsons, and many nieces and nephews. Emery was a devoted husband and loving father. His unconditional acceptance of others, and sense of humour endeared him to all acquaintances. He was a faithful member and deacon of Calvary Baptist Church. For many years he worked as an auto body painter. He enjoyed traveling, hunting, golf, bowling, and in recent years, reading and crossword puzzles. Cremation has taken place under the direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax, (477-5601), where visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 4, from 6:30-9 p.m. A memorial service, with reception to follow, will be held in Calvary Baptist Church on Thursday, February 5, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Carl Price and Rev. John Beers officiating. Interment in Sunrise Park Cemetery (Hatchet Lake) will take place at a later date. Donations in Emery's memory may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or Bayside Camp.
MILBERRY, Mary Georgina
97. It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our mom, Mary, on January 31, 2009. She was born in 1911, in Three Mile Plains, near Kentville. She was a daughter of the late James and Jennie Pemberton. She lived and married her husband, Clarence (deceased) in Parrsboro where she resided for many years. She moved to Truro several years after the death of her husband, and then to Halifax, where she lived for the last 40 years. Mary was a life-long member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Branch 45 of Royal Canadian Legion in Parrsboro. Also while living in Parrsboro, she volunteered her time to many organizations, and was also a member of the Loyal True Blue Lodge in Truro. She was predeceased by a sister, Alteza and brothers, Watt and Clarence. She is survived by daughters, Blanche (Bill) Bennett, Halifax; Bonnie (Allison) Dowe, Parrsboro and son, Kenneth, Halifax. Mary had seven grandchildren, Heather and J.P. Bennett, Halifax; Larry Dowe, William Lake, B.C.; Darren Dowe (Angela Adshade), Parrsboro; Heather Carter (Jim Pittman), Amherst; Ambrose (Philip Seah), Vancouver, B.C. and Laura Fowler (Dave), Toronto, Ont.; seven great-grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sister, Lil and a brother, Cliff. Mary enjoyed knitting and playing bingo. She also enjoyed any outings with her family, always wanting it to end with a visit to a restaurant for a meal. Mary had a long and full life and will be missed by all who knew her. The family would like to thank all the staff of Melville Gardens for helping to make the last two years an enjoyable part of her "Golden Years". No visitation by her request. Cremation has taken place, and at a later date, a memorial service and her ashes will be laid to rest beside her late husband in Parrsboro. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary's memory can be made to Canadian Diabetes Association.
BROWN, Hazel Blanche
Oakville, Ont., formerly of Kentville and New Minas, died February 1, 2009, in Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital at the age of 101. Born in South Alton, she was a daughter of the late William and Hattie (Neville) Chase, Kentville. Prior to moving to Mississauga in May 1994, she had been a long-time member of St. James Anglican Church, Kentville and a member of the Afternoon Guild. In Mississauga she joined the parish of St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Church. She was a Medical Record Librarian employed by the B.F.M. Hospital, Kentville, until her retirement. She was a former member of St. Eulalie Rebekah Lodge, Kentville and a past Noble Grand. In her early years, she was employed by Maritime Tel & Tel as an operator and supervisor in Kentville, Truro and Wolfville. Several years later, after completing a business course at Kings Technical Institute, she was employed in the office of the late Dr. A.A. Giffin as secretary-receptionist for seven years. Following this she was employed by the B.F.M. Hospital as Medical Secretary and Librarian, at which time she took a three year Medical Record Librarian's course with the Canadian Hospital Association. She was Medical Record Librarian at the B.F.M. until her retirement in 1973. Surviving are her son, Bill and daughter-in-law, Velma, of New Hamburg, Ont.; grandchildren, William (Sheelagh), Edmonton, Alta.; Tammy (Mrs. Steven Dineen), Mississauga; Lisa (Mrs. James MacDonald), Mississauga, Gregory (Cathy), Mississauga; nine great-grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; brother, William Chase, Cambridge Station, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles, Dartmouth; brothers: David, Kentville; Harry, Truro; sisters, Doris (Mrs. Cecil Masters), Kentville and Helen (Mrs. R.C. Forbes), Truro. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Turner & Porter Funeral Home, Mississauga. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 4, at 11 a.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Church in Meadowvale. A memorial service will be held in St. James Anglican Church, Kentville, in the spring, Rev. Lynn Uzans officiating. Interment in the Garden of Rest at St. James.
McNEIL, Thomas Lawrence "Lonnie"
77, of Dartmouth, passed away on January 31, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital, in the company of his loving family. Born in Glace Bay, Lonnie was the eldest son of late Thomas Lawrence (Larry) McNeil and Beatrice (Hall) McNeil. Loving husband, father, and brother, Lonnie was predeceased by wife, Marie Eileen (Doiron) McNeil; brother, Francis (Frank) Joseph McNeil. He is survived by his sisters, Maureen and Mary McNeil of Glace Bay; children, Maureen Patricia Conrad (Eric), Seaforth; Thomas Lawrence McNeil (Jill), Dartmouth; Elaine Rose Jollimore (Blaine), Calgary, Alta.; and Veronica McNeil, Dartmouth. He also leaves behind five grandchildren, Ryan Conrad, Sheena Conrad, Lawrence McNeil, Heather McNeil, Jenna May; great-grandchild, Ava McNeil; and sister-in-law, Estelle O'Neill (Doug), of Ottawa. Lonnie served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 26 years and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He served on numerous navy ships during his career that took him to locations around the world. He retired from the navy in 1974. Upon retiring from the navy, Lonnie chose to continue working and drove a taxi in Halifax for a few years before joining the Halifax Dockyard. For many years Lonnie provided tender loving care to his late wife Eileen as she lived with Alzheimer Disease. He faced his own battle with cancer with tremendous strength and courage. His family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of VON and Dartmouth General Hospital for providing Lonnie with excellent and supportive care. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 4, at 2 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
78, Prospect and Fayetteville, N.C., passed away peacefully on January 25, 2009, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Fayetteville. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Edward and Mary Ellen (Coolen) Devanney. Ken lived life to the fullest. He is remembered by his many friends and relatives as a happy, congenial person. He was a retired member of the Canadian Armed Forces where he served faithfully for 27 years. Always having had an interest in electronics, after he retired from the services, he opened Halifax/Dartmouth TV and operated this business for a number of years. He was an avid golfer, being a former member of the Oakfield Golf and Country Club and at the time of his death, a member of Granite Springs Golf CLub. He also loved playing bridge. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Wilma, Fayetteville, N.C. and son, Rick, Calgary. Others saddended by his passing are sisters, Kathleen (John) Schelleman, Marjorie (Roy) Kidd, Halifax; brothers, Murray (Peg), Halifax; Eugene (Audrey), Calgary. He was predeceased by brothers, Edison and Gerald (Margaret) and also sister, Helen and brother, Gordon, in infancy. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date in Halifax. Donations in Ken's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
STEFFEN, Douglas R.
86, of Halifax. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Doug Steffen on January 31, 2009, at home. He was a son of the late George and Hazel (Burns) Steffen. Doug worked at the Halifax Shipyards for 45 years. He played hockey for the Shipyard league during his younger years. He was an avid Boston Bruins hockey fan and Red Sox baseball fan. Doug is survived by his wife and best friend of 51 years, Yvonne (Comeau); sons, Gary (Debbie), The Lodge, Kevin (SA), Bournemouth, England; sister, Jean (Guy) Fenn, Halifax; brothers, Gerald (Joan), Wayne, both of Halifax. He was predeceased by son, Shaun. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by family request. Memorial mass will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 7, in St. Catherine of Siena Church, Bayers Road., Rev. Roberto Donato officiating. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you for the excellent care provided by the caregivers from the Red Cross (his angels) and also the VON. Donations may be made to charity of choice. Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, at a later date.
ROBICHEAU, Thomas Wayne
Age 62, Digby, passed away January 31, 2009, in Digby General Hospital. Born in Digby, he was a son of the late Wilfred and Rossie (Hattie) Robicheau. Surviving are sons, Thomas Wayne Jr. (Rebecca) Robicheau, Pennsylvania; Dwyane Kevin (Melanie Isles) Robicheau, Berwick; daughters, Lorraine Heather (Robert Warner) Robicheau, Deep Brook; Melissa (Walter Doucette) Robicheau, Digby; Stephanie (Scott Saulnier) Robicheau, Digby; Crystal Lemoyne, Digby; Jessica (Chris Frost) Robicheau, Digby; brothers, Stanley (Flora) Robicheau, Arnold "Ted" Robicheau, and Douglas (Loretta) Robicheau, Digby; sisters, Joyce (Arthur) Farris, South Range; June (Barry) Mersereau, Lower Sackville; Nora (Andy) Saulnier, Kentville; Shirley (Doug) Gillespie, Dartmouth; Thelma (Chris) Hartford, Ontario and 14 grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Isiah, Wilfred "Billy", Harley and sisters, Olive "Sis", Nancy and Frances. No visitation by request. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday from Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby, Rev. Donald Robertson will officiate with burial in South Range Cemetery. Donations in memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, or to IWK Grace Hospital, Halifax.
MacDONALD (England), Donald John
St. Peter's, passed away peacefully in St. Peter's on February 1, 2009. He was born in Crandall Road, Inverness Co., on February 16, 1938, son of Hughie Allen and Isabel Smith MacDonald. He worked on the draggers out of Petit de Grat and on the dredgers in many Nova Scotia locations. He is survived by his companion, Alice Robinson; sisters, Edna MacDonald (Casey), St. Peter's; Irene MacDonald (Hurshman), Halifax and Martina England, St. Peter's; brother, Wallace England (Clare), Quebec, and his pride and joy, niece, Stacy Johnstone (Sheldon), Lietches Creek. Family flowers only. Visitation will be held from Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, Thursday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. and Friday, 12-1:30 p.m. Funeral Friday at 2 p.m. from St. Peter's Catholic Church. Burial at a later date in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery. Anyone wishing to make a donation for funeral expenses would be appreciated. Funeral under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's.
DUNN, Frances Margaret
81, passed away suddenly and peacefully on Sunday, February 1, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, with her family by her side. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, and the youngest daughter of the late John and Sarah (MacDonald) Dunn. Moving to Kline Heights in the 1950s, she helped her husband build the house in which she is still residing. In her early years, Frances had been employed with Halifax Credit Bureau, Department of Government Services, The Daily News, and Moirs. She was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters and The National Campers and Hikers Association. Frances enjoyed camping and the outdoors, but one of her greatest passions was being a foster parent to many children over the years. She will be fondly remembered as a loving and caring lady who loved to have a game of cards and of course her cup of Timmy's coffee. She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Jeanette Anthes (Leonard), Fonthill, Ont; Carolyn Proulx (Maurice), Harrietsfield; Georgina Cochrane, Halifax; Rosann Clarke (Arthur), Lakeside, and Shelley Callaghan, Cowie Hill; her son, Gerry Dunn, and her cat Boo, at home, as well as her grandchildren, Deborah Timmers, Leonard Anthes, Ontario; Michael Proulx, Prince Edward Island, Patrick Proulx, Dartmouth; Jason Cochrane, Bridgewater; Scott Cochrane, Limehouse, Ontario; Jennifer Falkenham, Armdale; Teri-Lynn Callaghan, Cowie Hill, numerous great-grandchildren, great great-grandchildren; many cousins; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, George; daughter, Madelyn; sisters, Lucy and Madeleine; brothers, George and Charles, and canine companion, Dryfuss. She is resting in J.A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd, Halifax, NS (477.5601), where visitation will be held on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 5, at 11 a.m. from St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Spryfield, with Father Gerry Gauvreau as celebrant. Interment will take place in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate remembrances in memory of Frances to the charity of the donor's choice.