MacNEIL, Catherine Marie "Kissie"
93, Sydney River, passed away February 7, 2009. Born in Sydney to the late James and Mary (MacNeil) Parago. Survived by daughters Anne and Joan, son-in-law Bernie, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, brother Leo, sisters Mae and Gert, sister-in-law Casey, numerous nieces and nephews, and many extended family members. Predeceased by daughters Margie and Mary, brothers Bernie, Donald, and sisters Helen, Betty and Florence. Visitation will be today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral, Tuesday 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Church.
RICHARDS, Lillian Elizabeth
86, of Linwood, Antigonish Co., passed away February 5, 2009 in St. Martha's Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Lake Centre, she was a daughter of the late Eber and Florence (Joudrey) Corkum. Surviving are her daughters Marilyn Ehler (Donald Carty), Linwood; Marie Ferguson, Stellarton; brother, Burleigh (Arlene), Lake Centre; sisters, Pearle Joudrey (Robert), Lakes Centre; Frances Joudrey (William) Conquerall Bank; grandchildren, Michael, Jeffery, Donna; great-grandchildren, Brian, Christopher, Hunter, Ethan and Alesha; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Clifton; brothers Everette, Leslie; sister Gloria. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Funeral Service 1 p.m. Wednesday, both in R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville. Rev. Philip Locke Officiating. Burial in Pleasantville Cemetery. Family Flowers only. Memorial Donations may be made to the Charity of your choice.
TANNER, Beverly M. "Cookie"
63, of Parrsboro, Cumberland Co., passed away Sunday, February 8, 2009 in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary (Wheatley) Anthony. Her life was devoted to her family. She is survived by her husband, Douglas W. Tanner; children, Sherry, Jimmy (Kim), Sissy (Rodney), Gerald (Sandra), Kath (Keith), Kim (Mark) and Mark (Chris); sisters, Sheila (Donnie) and Terry; 18 grandchildren; a great-grandchild, Alyssa. She was predeceased by her brother and a sister. A private graveside service will be held at a later date when she will be laid to rest with her parents. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro.
FORREST, Shirley Eileen
67, of Lansdowne, formerly of Westville, passed away Friday, February 6, 2009 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Westville she was the daughter of Dorothy (Rankin) Crawford. Westville and the late Harry Crawford. She was a member of the Salvation Army Church, Westville. Over the years, she had been employed as a seamstress at Stanfield's, Truro; Wear Well Garments, Stellarton and Reid's Atlantic, New Glasgow. Throughout her life Eileen enjoyed baking (especially with her grandchildren), knitting (particularly thick winter socks and mitts that everyone appreciated receiving), quilting, reading, darts, cribbage, curling, going to the beach, fishing and imparting information and wisdom to her children that always began with, "You can't get through the day without knowingÉ".She was the best mother in the world who cared deeply for her family and friends. She is survived besides her mother, by her husband of over 47 years Fred; son Jim (Kim) Linacy; daughter Shelly Forrest-Dalton (Tim Dalton), Westville; son, Fred (Margie), Oxford; grandchildren Ashley, Holly, Matthew, Morgan, Sean, Daniel and TJ; great-grandchild Scarlett; brothers, Ken, Westville; Jim, Sylvester; Jackie (Yvonne), Westville; sister, Carolyn (Bertie) Boudreau, Arichat; mother-in-law, Hazel Forrest, Truro. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville with Major Jeanette Crews officiating. Interment will be at a later date.In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the I.W.K. Health Centre Foundation or the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society. "Missing someone gets easier everyday. Because, even though it is one day further from the last time you saw each other, it is one day closer to the next time you will."
CURTIS, Edward "Earl"
97, New Minas, Kings Co., passed away on Friday, February 6, 2009, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Canning, Kings Co., he was a son of the late James and Mary (Mailing) Curtis. He is survived by son, Claude (Marion) Curtis, London, Ont.; grandson, Terry; great-granddaughters, Jennifer and Nicole; three great great-grandchildren; nieces, Mary Jean Brown and Cheryl Burke, both of Kentville; nephew, Gerald Forsythe, Riverview, N.B. He was predeceased by sisters, Leonora and Ethel; brother, Leander; a half-brother, Ezra; niece, Edith Fairclough. By Earl's request, his body has been entrusted to the Dalhousie School of Medicine and the funeral service will be held at a later date. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
ISENOR, Phyllis V.
60. The family of Phyllis Vivian (MacLeod) Isenor is tremendously saddened to announce her sudden and unexpected passing on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Phyllis retired from the Assessment Department of the Workers Compensation Board in the spring of 2001 after 33 years. She loved being on the go and keeping in touch with friends and family. Phyllis was a welcome listener to all and always willing to lend a hand (or offer Max's help) to those in need. She is predeceased by her parents, Patrick and Catherine (Trimn) MacLeod and an infant brother, Gerald. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Max; sisters, Eileen Fitzgerald, Hilda Courtney, and Pat (Robert) MacKinnon; several nieces and nephews, and many, many friends. Phyllis was a very caring person who will be greatly missed by those whose lives she touched the most. She was always happy to hear from the people she held dear and had a kind word for everyone. Visitation will be today 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in Ettinger Funeral Home in Shubenacadie. A service to celebrate her life and the many good times we shared with Phyllis will be held on Tuesday, February 10 at 2 p.m. in the chapel at Ettinger's. Pastor Dale Crawford will be presiding. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Phyllis's favourite cause, support of abused women.
MacPHEE, Merlin Clarence "Merle"
67, of Windsor Forks, Hants Co., passed away Saturday, February 7, 2009, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born on October 19, 1941, in Upper Nine Mile River, Hants Co., he was a son of the late Clarence and Phyllis (MacPhee) MacPhee. Merlin was a crane operator by trade and was considered one of the best. He enjoyed his work, which took him all over the world. He worked overseas for nine years, returning home to work for Irving, McAlpine, Tidewater, Sagador, Strait Crossing and M & M, just to name a few. Due to his health he was forced to retire, but still lived life to the fullest. Merlin is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, the former Wanda White; son, Vernon (Iris), Dartmouth; granddaughters, Lorie-Anne and Holly; great-grandson, Samuel; sisters, Blanche (Harold) Gertson; Julie-Anne MacPhee (Irving); brothers, Robie (Myrna); Jerry (Donna); Reg (Thelma); stepson, Paul Humphreys (Michelle); numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his special four-legged canine friend, "Bud". Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister in infancy. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 11, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King St., Windsor, with the Rev. Tom Henderson officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. No flowers by request. Donations in memory of Merlin may be made to Sand Hill Cemetery, Upper Nine Mile River, (c/o Gina Orser, 5993 Highway 14, Upper Nine Mile River, NS - B2S 2X6), the Windsor Forks Community Cemetery, the SPCA Hants County Branch or a charity of one's choice.
JONES, Mildred Mae
91, Berwick, Kings Co., passed away Saturday, February 7, 2009, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Berwick, she was a daughter of the late George and Alice (Reeves) Kelley. Mildred was a member of the Christ Anglican Church, Berwick and the Women's Guild. She had been involved with the Somerset Home and School and had made and sold bread and donuts. Mildred and her family moved to Ontario for a time, where she worked at Sears, later moving back to Nova Scotia where she lived the rest of her life. She was a strong devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Mildred will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Surviving are sons, Donnie, Russell and Greg Jones, all of Berwick; Roger and Gary (Maria) Jones, all of Brampton, Ont.; daughters, Marjorie (Lester) Murphy, Windermere; Bonita (Warren) Nickerson, Cape Sable Island; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren; brothers, Lawrence (Eleanor) Kelley, Brampton, Ont.; Malcolm (Helen) Kelley, Aylesford; sisters, Marjorie Murphy, Gertie Hersey and Velma Belliveau, all of Berwick; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, James Raymond Jones; daughter, Edith Corkum; grandson, John Paul Jones; brothers, Vincent and Cecil Kelley; sister, Jeannette Lutz-Hicks. Visitation for Mildred will take place 7-9 p.m. tonight (Monday) in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S., B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900), where the funeral service will take place 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 10. Rev. Charles Bull officiating, with a reception to follow. Burial in the Berwick Cemetery, at a later date. Family flowers only, donations in her memory may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses, Annapolis Valley Branch or to any charity.
LITTLE, Kathryn Viola
It is with deep sadness that the family of Kathryn Viola Little announce her passing on February 7, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family and showed great strength and faith until the very end. Kathy was born on April 20, 1944 in Halifax. She was a daughter of late Charles Frederick and Mary Alice (Duffy) Zinn. With her love of life, her infectious smile and unique sense of humour, Kathy endeared herself to all those who had the privilege of knowing her. Kathy worked for the Province of Nova Scotia for 23 years. She was an avid bowler, loved bingo and "scary" movies and always enjoyed a good game of cards. Kathy was "the salt of the earth", a generous and caring individual and will leave a void in the lives of many. She is survived by "the love of her life", husband, Danny Little; sons, Ward, Dartmouth; Danny Jr., Halifax, and Ronnie (Dianne Wright and children, Tara and Donnie), Spryfield; special granddaughter, Caroline, Halifax; grandsons, Glenn, Ontario; Scott and Troy, Dartmouth, and granddaughter, Haley, Dartmouth; sister, Gloria (Norman) Parsons, Halifax; brothers, Fred Zinn, Halifax; James Zinn, Dartmouth; special family members, Donna and Leo Montreuil, Carla and Bill Mercer and children, Daniel, Sydney, and Ali, Barrie, Ont.; Scott and Mylene Momtreuil and children, Jackson and Mia; Krysta Montreuil; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by stepmother, Winnifred Zinn; sisters, Patsy Blackburn and Marg White; brothers, Stuart Zinn and Ernest Dowding. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Funeral service will be held in the chapel at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 11th. Family flowers only. Donations in her memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice.
BROWN, Malcolm M. "Mack"
79, Cambridge, passed away on Saturday, February 7, 2009, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born March 15, 1929 in Cheverie, he was a son of the late Harry and May (Parr) Brown. Mack enjoyed the outdoors, working in the woods or his potato garden as well as doing small engine repair. He will be sadly missed by all who that knew him. Mack is survived his brother, Lowell (Alice), Bramber, and sisters, Janie Smith, Windsor; Agnes (Whitman) Lantz and Ada Starratt, both of Cambridge. He was an uncle to many nieces and nephews as well as great-nieces and nephews. Mack was predeceased by brothers, Bernard, Norman, Kendall, Rodney and Charles in infancy. Cremation has taken place with no visitation by request. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, February 11, at 2 p.m. in J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Hwy 215, Summerville, with a private family burial at a later date in the Bramber Cemetery, Bramber. Donations in memory of Mack can be made to Bramber Cemetery Fund. Special thanks to Dr. Cussen for his house calls during Mack's illness. Arrangements entrusted to the compassionate care of J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Hwy 215, Summerville, Hants Co. 1-902-633-2431.
LeRUE, Pamela Jane
It was with sadness and joy the on the morning of February 7, 2009, surrounded by family and friends, that Pam took her final and greatest journey to be with her Lord, Jesus. It was said, "it is her show-we are just the audience". Her faith and that she was not afraid gave us the strength we needed to let her go. The care given by all those working and volunteering at VG 7 a Palliative Care Unit during Pam's brief stay in hospital was delivered with love, compassion, dignity and respect and we can't thank them enough. We were surrounded by music, prayer, scripture and peace. Prior to hospitalization, Pam lived in the comfort of home due to the support and care received from personal care givers, the VON, Palliative Care at home team, neighbours, friends and family. Thank you! Our prayers are with Pam's extended family, Joanne, Pulie, Jennifer and Mary Jo, who cared for Pam in their home as part of their family. You gave such love and care while she battled cancer in Toronto. We were so thankful she had all of you in her life. Pam was born in Halifax (1952) and grew up in Timberlea, attending Halifax West and Sir John A. MacDonald High Schools. Her working career was devoted to shaping and molding the children that were her life. She was a Montessori teacher and she was passionate about it. She studied and worked in Halifax, Toronto, the United States and London, England. Over the past year and a half she was employed with the Ellesmere Montessori school in Scarborough, Ont. She missed the children so much after her return home and talked of them often showing us photos and telling stories. She loved traveling, storytelling and giving to others. She loved to read, knit, sew, make crafts and anything to do with music. She had been part of "The Bethlehem Bus Company", New song Singers, and a current member of "Bells of St. Matthews" hand bell choir in Toronto, to name a few. she loved music and, as a Christian, she took every opportunity to sing the praises of God. She became involved in a church in every location she lived, lastly at Spring Garden church in Toronto. For Pamela, visiting her friends at Birchcove Baptist church was like coming home. She is survived by her mother, Lillian (Whitman), Halifax; father, Stanley (Barbara), Halifax; sisters, Wendy, Timberlea and Anna, Halifax; stepsister, Kathleen (Leonard) Bugbee, Halifax County; many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother, Michael and stepbrother, Gary Dewling. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax on Tuesday, February 10 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in Birchcove Baptist Church, 50 Donaldson Ave., Halifax on Wednesday, February 11 at 11 a.m. with a reception immediately following the service. Pastor John Wilton officiating. Pastor Leslie McCurdy assisting. Burial will take place in Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ellesmere Montessori school, 37 Machington circle, Scarborough, ON M1R 3M6, to continue personal and private support for a Sri Lanka family that Pam has been caring for over the past couple of years or to the Foundation for Montessori Education, 291-B Jane Street, Toronto, ON M6S 3Z3, in memory of Pamela.