CLEMENTS, Roy Wilson
80, Dartmouth, passed away at home. Born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, he was the son of the late William and May (Wilson) Clements. Roy worked as a tool and dye maker at Rolls-Royce in Crew, England until he immigrated to Canada in 1951. From 1951-1964 he was a tool and dye maker and instructor at HMC Dockyard and soccer coach of Halifax Shipyards. From 1964-1983 Roy, known by all as "Coach" worked at Saint Mary's University where he coached soccer. After guiding teams to numerous Atlantic Senior and Maritime Command Championships he immediately made his presence felt at Saint Mary's by molding his first Huskies soccer teams into league champions in 1965 and 1966. In total, he led the soccer Huskies to five league championships and a silver medal as Eastern Canadian CIAU (now CIS) Champions. His influence on soccer in Nova Scotia extended far beyond Saint Mary's. For more than five years he was a valued and enthusiastic soccer administrator who played a major role in fostering the sport's popularity, success and enormous growth. He served as the president of Soccer Nova Scotia, managed the Armed Forces League, chaired the Atlantic Universities Soccer Conference, was a Commissioner of the Halifax Metro Soccer League and represented Nova Scotia as a delegate to CSFA. He also initiated Junior Olympics Soccer Clinics and helped organize the Canada Games. He was recognized as the AUAA Coach of the Year in 1978 and again in 1981, received the AUAA Board of Directors Award for Contributions to University Soccer and received a Gold M Award from the Saint Mary's Student Association twice. He was also honored by Soccer Nova Scotia, as well as the cities of Halifax and Dartmouth, the Nova Scotia Department of Culture, Recreation and Fitness and Sports Nova Scotia. He retired from full-time coaching at Saint Mary's in 1983 and continued to be apart of the university's athletics program for the next 20 years as game-day ticket manager. Most important, he continued to be a well-loved and valued mentor for the men's and women's soccer coaches who succeeded him. In 2000 he was inducted in to the Saint Mary's University Sport Hall of Fame, and in 2005 was named Coach Emeritus by the university. He is survived by his wife, Florence (Allen) Clements; sons, Brett (Dana), Dartmouth; Gary , Ottawa; sister, Christine (Robin) Sandford; niece, Allison Sweatman; close cousins, Audrey and Marcia; beloved grandchildren, Robert Victor, Jamie Roy. He was predeceased by brother, Karl. Memorial service will be held in Conference Hall Loyola Building, 2nd floor, Saint Mary's University, Wednesday, February 4, at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Roy Clements Scholarship Fund at Saint Mary's University (420-5497). Funeral arrangements are entrusted to A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth.
GRAHAM (Smith), Trevor Keith
42, of East Tracadie and formerly of Eastern Passage, died suddenly on January 31, 2009, in Montreal, Que. Born in Halifax, he was a son of Judy Graham and the late Norman Smith. He worked with the B.D. Stevens Group for 20 years, and for the past 10 years as manager for Quality Concrete in Antigonish and Auld's Cove. He will be remembered by all for his sense of humour and his boisterous and personable ways. "Harleys are for big boys, Suzukis are for kids." He is survived by his devoted wife, Wendy. He was a proud hockey dad to Zach and will be sadly missed by Kenzie, who was Daddy's little girl; dear brother of Della (Jack Alcorn) and Wanda (Bill Khoury-Hanna), both of Eastern Passage; "Uncle Trev" to Kaitlin, Jenna, Daniel, Emily, Chase, and Coen; beloved grandson of Rita Sullivan and son-in-law of Dave Hodgson (Brenda Harvey) of Goshen and Dianne Hodgson of Dartmouth. He will be fondly remembered by his stepfather, Norman Graham. A service in memory of Trevor will be held Saturday, February 7, in Greenway Claymore Inn Conference Centre, 137 Church Street, Antigonish, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Dawn Legere presiding. Family flowers only, please. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Nova Scotia SPCA are appreciated. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of C.L. Curry Funeral Services, Antigonish.
WILD, Darlene Ann
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Darlene Ann Wild, 54, of Lunenburg on Monday, February 2, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Toronto, she was a daughter of Mary (Sandles) Mossop of Pentanguishene, Ont., and the late John Mossop. Darlene will be deeply missed and remembered for her unwavering love, kindness, compassion and joy of life. She was a true friend with a ready smile and laugh, volunteering to help in any way she could, whether it was in her community or her church. Darlene was a devoted and lifelong partner to her husband, Ken and faithfully supported him in his ordination and ministry of God's word and work. Her life has inspired and touched so many and we are left with a great void. Besides her mother, Darlene is survived by her loving husband, Rev. Ken Wild and brother, John (Nora) Mossop, Indianapolis. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. No. 3, Lunenburg, where visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. Funeral service for Darlene will be held next week in Southampton, Ont. A memorial service will be held in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Lunenburg, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Presbyterian World Service and Development.
McGUIRE, Rita A.
It is with great sadness we regret to announce the death of Rita A. McGuire in Northside Hospital, St. Petersburg, Fla., on February 1, 2009, where she was a long-time winter resident. Born in Pictou, she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Mary Anne (Walsh) Hersey. Rita was predeceased by her husband, Franklyn; infant son, Frank; sisters, Anne, Mary and brother, Dennis. Rita was an educator for most of her life, beginning her 40 year teaching career in a one-room school on Pictou Island. She later moved to Cape Breton with her husband, living in Glace Bay, then moving to Sydney, spending the summers overlooking the Bras d'Or. She began teaching at St. Michael School, River Ryan, then becoming principal. As her career progressed, she became Elementary Curriculum Supervisor for the Cape Breton-Victoria School Board until her retirement. Rita is survived by her special friend, Angus; daughters, Maureen (David) Baillie, Glace Bay and Franceen (Philip) Romney, Mahone Bay; grandchildren, Kate and Ross Romney, for whom Rita held a special place in her heart. Maureen and Franceen would like to especially thank Gordie and Bonnie MacDonald, Kay MacKinnon and Gloria Gillis for all the love and care that they showered on their mother. Cremation took place in Florida. A memorial service will be held in Lourdes Parish, New Glascow, at a later date. Donations, if desired, may be sent to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul or the Palliative Care Society.
PARSONS, Tanner Reginald
5, Dartmouth, died Monday, February 2, 2009, at home. Born in Halifax, he was the son of Lloyd Arthur and Sherry Loretta (Hebb) Parsons, Dartmouth. Surviving, besides his parents, are paternal grandparents, Chesley and Patricia Parsons, Port Bickerton; maternal grandparents, Ronald and Brenda Hebb, Sonora; paternal great-grandmother, Eileen Kaiser, Port Bickerton; maternal great-grandmother, Ida Mailman, Sherbrooke. There will be no visitation by request and a private family service will be held on Friday with burial in St. Mary's River Anglican Cemetery, St. Mary's River, Rev. Sandy Murray officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation in memory of Tanner Parsons. Tanner was a five year-old little boy with an old man's soul. He lived a lifetime within his short time with us. He made everyone smile and laugh with his unique personality and sayings. They will be forever missed. He attended Admiral Westphal Elementary School. Tanner loved music, singing and dancing and his favorite bands were Nickelback and AC/DC. He loved playing with his Batman, Ninja Turtles and Spiderman toys. He had a great love for the outdoors, camping, having bonfires and going to the cabin. He also loved hunting, fishing and spending time playing with his cousins. We would like to thank everyone for their prayers, cards, donations and support over the past three years. Special thanks to Worker's Compensation Board and Rodney Enterprises Ltd., for everything they have done for us. We would also like to thank the Children's Wish Foundation and the IWK 6th Floor Oncology Staff; big hugs for Annette Flanders, our FCC. Tanner will be greatly missed but never forgotten. "Love Ya Buddy", Mom and Dad. Funeral arrangements are under the dignified and compassionate care of G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, St. Mary's Chapel, 34 Main St., Sherbrooke.
McKENNA (MacKenzie), Mary Irene
Charlottetown, P.E.I. and formerly of Iona, passed away in Whisperwood Villa, February 2, 2009, in her 85th year. The last surviving member of her family, Irene was predeceased by her parents, William Murdock and Sadie (Dougherty) MacKenzie; siblings, Andrew, Lester, Matthias, Alex and Barbara. Irene was also predeceased in 1992 by Louis, her husband of 50 years, and also by two children in infancy, Bernice and William Joseph. Mourning the loss of their mother are Michael (Norma), Ontario; Blair (Sharon), East Royalty; Clayton (Patricia), Iona; Sandra McMullin (Matt), Eastern Passage; Danny (Judy), Timberlea; Anthony (Karen), Cornwall; David (Jean), Norway; Marlene McKenna, Sherwood and Nancy MacLeod (Marty), Kinross. Left with memories of a loving Grammie are her 19 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her dearest friends, Dorothy Brady and Kay Livingston. Resting at Belvedere Funeral Home, until today at 9:45 a.m., then to St. Michael's Church, Iona for funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment in the parish cemetery. Visitation was held Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to St. Michael's Cemetery Fund.
BERRYMAN, James Sharples
Our dear dad and granddad died on February 4, 2009, in Halifax, three months after the death of his beloved Lilian. Jim was born in Blackpool, England, in 1920. He served in the British Navy during the Second World War, as a radar operator on loan to the Canadian Navy. It was during his time on the corvettes in the North Atlantic that he came to love Canada, eventually immigrating with his wife and young family in 1956. He loved all things British, but was also very proud of his adopted country to which he gave so much back. Jim practiced architecture in Fredericton for over 30 years. He particularly enjoyed working on the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, historical restorations, and was very proud of his work on accessibility. Jim worked hard to establish the Royal Canadian Legion's Track and Field Program for young athletes in the 1960s, and was the coach of the UNB soccer team. Golf, gardening, and Gilbert and Sullivan also filled Jim's life. He knew every detail of his grandchildren's lives, and took delight in their stories and adventures. Jim is survived by daughter, Susan Berryman-Fung, Lower Sackville; son, Bob (Debbie), Fredericton, N.B.; grandchildren, Stephanie and Gillian Fung, and Adam and Greg Berryman. Also survived by sister, Peggy (Dewi) Evans; and sisters-in-law, Gwenda Berryman, Bessie Kamiya, Elizabeth Hacking; and many nieces and nephews, England. Jim's family would like to extend our thanks and heartfelt gratitude to the staff on 8.1, Halifax Infirmary, QEII, and especially to the staff at Northwood. A special thanks to Penny and Connie who were Dad's "special angels", and to Dr. Phil Davis for the care he gave us all. A memorial service will be held Sunday, February 8, at 1 p.m., in Saint Francis by the Lakes Church, First Lake Drive, Lower Sackville, Archdeacon Mark Kingsbury officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Northwood Foundation.
19, Eskasoni, passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2009. He was the son of Mabel Dennis and the late Gerald Doyle. Surviving are mother; girlfriend, Leanne Herney; brothers, Gerald, Terrance, Darcy, Perry, Paul, Joshua, Levi , John, Michael; sisters, Glenda, Andrea, Tabitha, Robin, Nikkita, Becky; grandmother, Mary Jane Dennis; numerous uncles and aunts, nieces, nephews. Predeceased by aunt, Elaine Campbell; uncle, Stephen Dennis; cousin, Georgina Campbell. Visitation 7 p.m. Saturday, in Gabriel Center, funeral mass Monday at 10:30 a.m. in Holy Family Church.
LAMBIE, Vincent Frederick
Died on January 22, 2009, at the age of 81. He was born on November 8, 1927, to Maj. Richard and Laura (Halstead) Lambie. He attended Chebucto Road School and Queen Elizabeth High School. In 1945, he won a scholarship to Royal Roads Naval College, where he graduated in 1947. For 28 years he sailed on ships including HMCS Ontario, Crescent, Warrior, Magnificent, Prestonian and Cayuga. He earned the Korean War Medal (1953) and the International Commission for Supervision and Control Medal for service in Indo China (1959-60), where he learned to speak Vietnamese, which he continued to use throughout his life. He married his sweetheart, Elizabeth MacKinnon, on July 6, 1963. After retiring from the navy as a lieutenant commander, he attended law school at Dalhousie University, graduating in 1975. Vince enjoyed practicing law for 21 years. He also served as chairman of the Nova Scotia Horse Racing Commission, where (as the son of a cavalry officer) he fought the use of whips and performance-enhancing drugs. After retirement, he served as honourary legal counsel to the Shearwater Aviation Museum and the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust, which operates HMCS Sackville. Vince's lifelong passion was sailing. He bought his first boat at age 12 with money he earned selling newspapers on the streets of wartime Halifax. He logged thousands of nautical miles around the globe over seven decades, visiting exotic spots including Hong Kong, Sydney, Australia, Isle of White, Marblehead, New York City, Miami, Bimini, Bequia, Martinique, the Exumas, and the Turks and Caicos. He loved to sail the South Shore and the Bras D'Or Lakes. Later on in life, his favourite spot to tie up the boat was Liscombe. Vince was a proud member of the Cruising Club of America, Bras D'Or Station. He was a long-time member of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, Ski Wentworth, and the Waegwoltic Club, where he loved to swim outdoors from June until October. Vincent was predeceased by his brothers, Richard and Robert. He will be terribly missed by Elizabeth, his first mate of 47 years; and his crew, Laura (Chris Sutton), Christopher (Judy Obersi); and his beloved grandchildren, Jacob, Rebecca, Madina, Marcus, and Nadia. A celebration of Vince's life will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 29, in Bethany United Church, Halifax. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust, Shearwater Aviation Museum, or any charity of your choice. The family wants to say a special thanks to all the wonderful caregivers who tried to make his life more comfortable.
It is with great sorrow and deep loss that we announce our Mum's death, aged 90, at home on January 23, 2009. A long-time resident of Dartmouth and Halifax, she was born December 27, 1918, in Colchester, Essex, England. Mum was the youngest of four children, born to the late Alfred James and Alice Maud (Willis) Curtis. When she left school, she worked in and managed a hairdressing shop. During the Second World War, she was called upon by the National Service for a variety of jobs: making collars for khaki shirts; plotting enemy aircraft for the Royal Observer Corp.; working at a munitions plant. She volunteered by knitting and working in a canteen. It was during this time that she met and married Donald, her husband of 61 years. She arrived in Canada though Pier 21 in 1945. Mum was a full-time wife and mother, volunteering and working at a variety of activities and interests. Her greatest enjoyment was her English garden. She is survived by dear daughters, Carole Webber (Ron), Tish Manuge Davison (Hugh), Maureen, all of Halifax; much-loved grandchildren, Jonathan Webber (Orasa), Quispamsis, N.B.; Joanna Webber (Marlo Gray) and adored great-grandson, Ethan Gray, Halifax; many nieces and nephews in Canada and England. She was predeceased by beloved husband, Donald (January 2004); sister, Eileen Whalen and brothers, Jim and Fred. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 29, in J. A. Snow Funeral Home Chapel, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Donations may be made to charity of choice. "To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is not to die"-Thomas Campbell