82, Middle Musquodoboit and formerly of Dean, passed away February 8, 2009, in Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital, Middle Musquodoboit. Born in Dean, he was a son of the late Christopher and Emily (Dean) Fisher. Most of his years were spent farming in Dean, and later he worked at the sawmill in Upper Musquodoboit. He always enjoyed a game of cards, particularly cribbage, and playing bingo. Surviving are brothers, Lewis (Ellen), Dean; John (Diane), Onslow; Duncan (Carol), Dartmouth; sisters, Emily, Oxford; Henrietta "Penny" (Frank) Pettipas, New Glasgow; Fern (Matt) Miles, Dartmouth; sister-in-law, Jean Fisher, Upper Musquodoboit; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Albert, Roy, Ralph, David; sisters, Margaret and Blanche. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and funeral service will be Thursday at 2 p.m., both in Sharon Presbyterian Church, Dean, Rev. Gary Burrill officiating. Burial will follow in Dean Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Musquodoboit Valley Health Foundation - Hospital, or a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.
WHITE, Watson Randal
58, of Bridgetown, passed away peacefully with his family by his side in Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Annapolis Royal, he was a son of Marjorie (Bent) and the late Frank D. White. Randy worked as a personal care worker at Saunders Rest Home, Bridgetown, until his illness in January 2008. He was a very active Amateur Ham Radio Operator VE1 WRW. He was well-known for his sense of humor and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Deborah Ann (Medicraft); daughters, Tanya White, of Kingston; Tracy (Zach) Taylor, of New Minas; sons, David White, of Victoria, B.C.; Ryan (Jennifer) Nelson, of Guelph; Joseph (Shauna) Nelson, of Halifax; nine grandchildren; brothers, Robert (Debbie), of Halifax; Blakney (Gail) Bent, of Youngs Cove; sister, Rosalie (Ken) Gale, of Clarence; Rhonda (Brian) Freeman, of Auburn. He was predeceased by his father, Frank. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday, with funeral service being held 2 p.m. Saturday, both in Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Bridgetown, with Rev. Barry Aitken officiating. Interment will be in Bent Family Cemetery, Phinney Cove. The family wish to thank Dr. Lori Burgess and Katrina Patterson of the Palliative Care Team, the Bridgetown Fire Department, and the Victorian Order of Nurses. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be sent to the Margaret Salsman Cancer Care Foundation.
LeBLANC, Marguerite Marie
90, Marc Melanson Road, Comeauville, Digby Co., passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born March 9, 1918, in Church Point, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Febronie (Muise) Thibodeau. She was a homemaker, and was a member of Les Femmes Acadiennes. She also enjoyed knitting items for the Canadian Cancer Society. Surviving are her daughter, Anna (Willard) Saulnier, Comeauville; brother, Charlie (Marion) Thibodeau, Brighton; sister, Edithe Swink, Hebron. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Issac LeBlanc, as well as by sister, Anna Thibodeau. Cremation has taken place under the direction of H. M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Yarmouth, and there will be no visitation by request. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 4, from Ste. Marie's Catholic Church, Church Point, Father Paul Belliveau officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of one's choice.
LeFORT (Doiron), Jeanette
84, Lower Sackville, peacefully passed away at home February 1, 2009, surrounded by loving family. She was a truly loving and kind woman whose family and church were most important in her life. Before her illness she was Minister of the Word and Eucharist at St. Rose of Lima Church, Fall River. The love she gave was unending and will be felt always. Born in Margaree Harbour on December 5, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Henri Paulite and Louiseann (Roach) LeFort. Surviving are her loving husband, Hubert D. Lefort, Sackville; her children, Sherron (Andrew) Nickel, Sackville; Yvonne (Alexander) Hawkins, Abbotsford, B.C.; Emmett (Pamela) Doiron, Sackville; David Alexis (Susan) Doiron, Fredericton, N.B.; Daniel (Petranella) Doiron, Edmonton, Alta; Leonard (Donna) Doiron, Sackville; Jannette (Barry) Goodwin, Victoria, B.C.; her sister, Beatrice Boudreau, New Waterford; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Emmett H. Doiron; son, Barry J. Doiron; brothers, Tommy, Bernie, Paul, Joe, Charlie, Leo, Daniel, Clifford and sister, Marymae Aucoin and beloved twin sister, Agnes Doucet. She will be remembered by her 18 grandchildren (she smiled every time she heard one of their names) and 11 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and a private memorial will take place at the Columnbarium, Gate of Heaven Cemetery at a later date.
DUGGAN, David "Dee"
62, Gaetz Brook. Surrounded by his family and friends and maintaining his sense humour until the end, passed away peacefully after a shockingly short battle with cancer at the Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital in Musquodoboit Harbour. Born in Halifax in 1946, he was a son of the late William Kenneth Duggan and the late Gertrude (Walsh) Duggan. He was employed with the Provincial Government Department of Economic Development for over 25 years and retired in 2002. He was the "Ultimate Beatles Fan" and instilled his love of their music in many. He was President of the Financial Fastball League for many years and was coach of the Finance team. He coached Minor Hockey at all age levels and always enjoyed a "heated" discussion on sports or music. He was a true friend, a mentor, and was proud of his family supporting them in all their endeavours. He enjoyed a special bond with his grandchildren, Jordan and Jake, his greatest and joy and the centre of his universe. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Darlene (Winchcombe); son, Jon; daughter, Jennifer (Mark) Sanford; granddaughter, Jordan and grandson, Jake; his sister, Cookie (Carole) (Joe) Daigle; brother, Stephen (Cynthia); brothers and sisters-in-law, Barb and Dave Andrea and Grant and Bonnie Winchcombe, many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Kenny. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Rowlings Funeral Home in Musquodoboit Harbour. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 4 at 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at St. Genevieve's Church, East Chezzetcook at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 5. A reception will follow in the church hall, interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital, 7704 #7 Highway, Musquodoboit, N.S., B0J 2L0. Special thanks to David's many nurses at Twin Oaks, Dr. Emil Saad, and Dartmouth General Hospital emergency room nurse, Joanne, for your kindness and care.
BORDEN, Lester Rayfield Jr.
Passed away suddenly on Monday January 26, 2009, at the age of 58. Les was born March 28, 1950. He is survived by his children, Aaron Wright of Windsor, and Leah Aubrecht-Borden of Dartmouth. He also carries with him the deepest love of his grandson, Arec, as well as the fondness of his former wife, Francine Aubrecht, with whom he remained great friends. Les was the eldest of 13 children and will be missed greatly by brothers, sisters and in-laws alike. Les' siblings in birth order are: Darlene (Bruce Graham), Joseph (Claire), Ronald , Donald, Russel (Nancy), Glen (Christine), Neville, Vickie (Tom), Kim MacKenzie (Borden), Tammy (Paul Fraser), Nova (Morris Hill), Bruce (Marjorie), and late half-brother, Les Croxen. He will be dearly missed by his many nieces, nephews, godchildren and cousins, especially by Gloria Borden of Halifax, with whom he had grown quite close within the last few years. Lester was born and raised in New Glasgow by his late parents, Lester Borden Sr. and Katherin Anne Borden (Dorrington). Lester served proudly on the Dartmouth Police Department for 20 years during which he received many awards for his service. In 1985 Lester was honored with the St. Josephs Priory Award for saving the life of another. He also received an "I care" award from CHNS AM and Neina Brothers Keeping for "caring about the community and keeping Nova Scotians informed." Lester was also employed by the Halifax Sheriffs Department and was recently honored with a plaque for his contributions to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia on its 250th birthday. Lester loved all sports and was an avid fan of hockey and baseball. He proudly played with his colleagues every year at the Sheriff Departments softball tournament. He was a real movie fan and enjoyed going to the local movie theatre with his daughter and grandson. Les took great joy in taking his grandson to hockey practice every weekend and helping him get ready. His absence is already deeply felt daily. A service will be held on Friday, February 6 at 1 p.m. in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 216 School St. It will be performed by Rev. Dr. P.A. (Sandy) McDonald. Any contribution/donation can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. The family would like to thank all those who have sent their prayers and condolences with special mention to Phillip LeVandier of Dartmouth Funeral Home for his caring and compassion at this very difficult time. Also a special hug goes out to Les' friends and colleagues of the Halifax Sheriffs Department, as well as friends and old colleagues of The Halifax Regional Police Department
83, Halifax, passed away February 1, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Harvey and Nora (Legge) Aalders. He was employed with the Halifax Dockyard for many years. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Fairview Branch for many years and was a veteran of the Second World War. He is survived by sons, Stephen, Ottawa, David (Wanda Livingstone), Halifax; brother, Victor (Beatrice), Beaver Bank; grandchildren, Jeremy and Selena. Several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by wife, the former Edna Marie Smith; daughter, Janet; several brothers and sisters. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, February 4. Funeral service Thursday at 11 a.m., all in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd. Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lung Association of Nova Scotia.
HUBLEY (Seaboyer), Helen Mildred
95, Black Point passed away peacefully Sunday February 1, 2009, in Maplestone Enhanced Care, Halifax. Born in Queensland she was a daughter of the late J. Arthur and Sylvia (Meisner) Seaboyer. In her earlier years, Helen enjoyed a good game of cards with her "Happy Gang" friends and a daily crib game with husband, Kenneth. She loved to knit, crochet and embroider various items for family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Shelagh (Ken) Parker, Black Point; sons, Kenneth "Art" Jr. (Dorothy), Black Point; Laurie "Sonny" (Linda), Upper Tantallon; brother, Malcolm, Queensland; grandchildren, Ron, Terry, John and Lori Parker, Barbara and Paula Hubley; Brent and Darren Hubley; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth (1998); sisters, Rose, Aileen and Marjorie; brother, Reginald. The family will receive visitors 4-7 p.m. Thursday, February 5. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, both in Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, Hubbards. Rev. Laurie Omstead officiating. Burial to follow in Black Point Cemetery In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, Lung Association of Nova Scotia, or charity of choice.
HARB, Charles Ganim "Charlie"
65, New Glasgow, passed away Sunday, February 1, 2009. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Charles Ganim and Josephine Cecelia (MacKay) Harb. He served from 1962-1982 in the Black Watch, completing 570 jumps in the Airborne, serving in Cyprus and retiring with the rank of Sergeant. He later obtained the rank of Master Warrant Officer serving with the Militia. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 28, Stellarton and the Nova Scotia Chapter of the Black Watch. He was inducted into the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame in July 28, 2007 for amateur boxing. He enjoyed fishing with his wife, gardening and writing cards. Charlie was a dedicated worker, readily applying himself to the task at hand. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Louise (MacGillivray) Harb; sons, Stephen (Lisa) Harb, Charles (Jackie) Harb, Edmonton; grandchildren, Jessica and Stephanie; sisters, Shirley (Mike) Zahara, Alberta; Marie Harb, Halifax; Connie (Hussan) Durbes, Weymouth, Mass; Zeana MacLeod, Abercrombie; brother, John (Frances) Harb, Abercrombie; Wayne (Marcella) Harb, Stellarton; stepdaughter, Michele Mascola, New Jersey stepsons, Michael (Lisa) Mascola, New Jersey; Kevin (Laura) Mascola, New Glasgow; stepgrandchildren, Michael, Jordan and Joey; numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Nagzie. The family will receive visitors 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., and Royal Canadian Legion Tribute Service 6:30 p.m., all Wednesday in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow from where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel with Rev. Gary MacPherson presiding. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in his memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
McKAY, Alexander Kenneth "Sandy"
79, Tatamagouche, passed away February 2, 2009, in Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche. Born in Fairview, (Waterhole) Alberta, he was a son of the late William Everett and Edith Mae (Hoy) McKay. Sandy served 25 years in the Royal Canadian Navy and following retirement from the navy, worked another 20 years at Dalhousie University. Sandy loved to hunt and fish and was a real outdoorsman. He also had a passion for dogs, and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 64, Tatamagouche. Surviving is his wife, Betty (Kirk); sons, Barry Alexander (Frankie MacIntosh) and Kenneth Stephen, both of Tatamagouche; grandchildren, Alyssa, 9 and Cody 5; brother, Archibald "Archie", Edmonton; sister-in-law, Diane Kirk, Halifax; nieces, Peggy Anne, Rhonda, Ruth, Jennifer, Leanne, Leslie, Sherry, Janice, Joyce and Kim; nephews, Malcolm, Shawn and Shane. He was predeceased by brothers, Everett and Harry; brother-in-law, Ted Kirk; sister-in-law, Mary McKay; nephew, Dale. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Thursday, a Legion tribute service at 2 p.m. on Friday, followed immediately by the funeral service, Rev. Mary Anne Grant officiating, all in Coulter's Funeral Home, (657-3288) 48 Riverside Dr., Tatamagouche, B0K 1V0. Spring interment will be in The Falls Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia would be appreciated.