DELANEY, Douglas Alexander "Doug"
55, of Lyons Brook, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving wife, daughter and special uncle on Sunday, February 8, 2009, following a heroic fight with cancer. Born February 12, 1953, in Inverness, he was a son of the late Phillip and Marie Jean (Arsenault) Delaney. Doug was employed at Michelin in Granton for 35 years before retiring in 2007. Many will remember Doug as the friendly face behind the wheel of the Ambassatours tour bus, driving St. Francis Xavier University varsity teams and various other groups to their destinations. He served as president of Pictou County Mariners Swim Team and enjoyed being involved with Swim Nova Scotia as a loving, supportive father and "protective" chaperone. He enjoyed a friendly game of golf and held a special place in his heart for his beloved Cape Breton roots. Doug always made time for everyone and loved to stop and have a coffee at his favourite watering hole and get caught up on all the news. He will be missed by his canine friend, Maggie. Doug is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, the former Jane Marie Roach; daughter, Brooke, Virginia/Lyons Brook; sisters, Pauline Harris, Margaree; Madonna Delaney, Scotsville; brothers, Leonard (Gloria), Toronto; Raymond (Lynn), Port Hawkesbury; Marvin, Scotsville; close friend and special uncle-in-law, Gerald Conrad, Lyons Brook; mother-in-law, Winnifred "Winnie" Roach, Maritime Odd Fellows Home, Pictou; several in-laws, nieces, nephews and a large circle of loving friends. Special thanks are extended to Pictou County VON, Rhonda Langille, RN and Dr. Gerry Farrell for their exceptional care. Doug's family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, February 10, with funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 11, both in McLaren Funeral Home, 246 Faulkland St., Pictou, Pastor Ryan King officiating. Interment to follow in Seaview Cemetery, Pictou. Family flowers only. Donations in Doug's memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow or to Sport Nova Scotia. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro.
BREMNER, Eleanor Irene
77, Chester, passed away peacefully February 7, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Canaan, Lunenburg Co., she was a daughter of David and May (Frank) Collicutt. Eleanor will be deeply missed by her many friends and especially by her family. Eleanor was known by many as a woman of great character, a loyal and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was filled with an abundance of energy and vigor for life. She gave deeply, often of her heart and was a compassionate and caring person who would never turn anyone in need away. Her greatest love and devotion had been her husband, children and grandchildren. Lives were enriched by just knowing her and her enthusiasm for life was contagious. Eleanor is survived by her husband, Lawrence, a resident of ShorehamVillage Home; daughter, Cindy (Keith), Chester; son, Charles (Natalee), Auckland, New Zealand; granddaughters, Allison and Melissa Mosher; brothers, Foster (Donna), Chester and Frank, United States. She was predeceased by brother, Cyril "Sid" and sisters, Margaret "Peg", Kathaleen "Kate", Ola, Muriel, Dora and Myrtle. Visitation Thursday 7-9 p.m. in Davis Funeral Home, Chester. Funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Chester United Baptist Church, Rev. Dan Green officiating. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Canaan. Donations in memory of Eleanor may be made to Shoreham Village Foundation (902-275-5631).
81, Port Hood and formerly of Little Judique, passed away in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital on February 8, 2009, following a lengthy siege with cancer. Christena was a daughter of the late John A. and Lizzie (Kennedy) MacDonald. Christena was stricken with Polio at the age of 21, which shattered her future hopes and dreams. She was hospitalized in Halifax for 15 months, unable to work except with the aid of crutches and a wheelchair. The insecurities, challenges and personal struggles which accompanied such a disability were intense but Christena was determined to get on with her life to the best of her ability. She returned home and then took a course in stenography at Holy Angels Convent in Sydney. After graduation, she became employed with the department of Veterans Affairs at Camp Hill in Halifax until her retirement. With her quiet, genial manner she was much admired by her coworkers and friends in Halifax, and to all who knew her in her later years in Judique and Port Hood. She is survived by her sisters, Annie Mae MacDonald of Little Judique; Peggy Cameron, Montague, P.E.I.; six nieces and nephews and their children. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Harry Trider; brother-in-law, Bill Cameron, and niece, Alice Cameron. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation by family request. A memorial mass will be held in St. Peter's Church, Port Hood at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to St. Peter's Cemetery Fund, Port Hood. Cancer took away her life. The time has come to say good bye. And rest in peace Christene
MacCALLUM, Faye Lorraine
Upper Musquodoboit, passed away February 9, 2009, in Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital, Middle Musquodoboit. Born in Middle Musquodoboit, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Stella (Laidlaw) Taylor. Faye enjoyed gardening and sewing, and for several years, was treasurer of the Upper Musquodoboit Pastoral Charge. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, and will be sadly missed by husband, Kevin; children, Scott, Calgary; Andrew, Amanda, both of Halifax; grandchildren, Austin and Kailey, Calgary; brothers, Rod (Linda), Stewiacke; John (Velma), Wittenburg; sisters, Mary Miller, Centre Musquodoboit; Zeta (Leslie) Sanford, Cogmagun; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, James, Cecil "Bud", Donald; brother-in-law, Ronald Miller. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in St. James United Church, Upper Musquodoboit, Rev. Gary Burrill officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Mountain View Cemetery, Wittenburg. The family will receive friends for a reception downstairs in the church following the service. Donations may be made to St. James United Church or a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. "Free now, as a bird she flies in peace and love across the trackless skies."
BOONE, James Leonard
65, Ottawa/Dominion. Len passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2009. Born in Dominion, he was a son of the late James and Olive (Kuhn) Boone. Len will be sadly missed by his wife, Kay (MacLean), Ottawa; sisters, Ann (Bernard) McIsaac, Ottawa, Alice (George) Shorte, Nfld.; brothers, Aubrey (Josephine) Boone, Halifax and Father Leo Boone, Glace Bay; sister-in-law, Kenzie and brother-in-law, Garfield Doherty. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by brother, John and sister, Gladys. Cremation has taken place and interment will take place at a later date. Donations in Len's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
MEISNER, Marguerite Lois
96, Nineveh, Lunenburg Co., passed away peacefully on February 7, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, with her family by her side. Born in Upper Branch, she was a daughter of the late Elkanah and Bertha (Winters), Hirtle. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great great-grandmother. She will be deeply missed and remembered for her love, kindness and compassion. She is survived by sons, Merrill, Nineveh; Douglas, Fall River; Rex (Mildred), Middlewood; Eric (Schmarlen), Branch LaHave; daughters, Muriel (Albert), Fall River; Shirley (John), West Clifford; daughter-in-law, Hilda, Petite Riviere; 21 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Sydney; sons, Leander, Randall and Max; daughter-in-law, Shirley; sisters, Nellie, Lulu and Greta. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, with funeral service 1:30 p.m. Thursday, both in R. A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville. Rev. Willis Ott officiating. Burial in Baker Settlement Cemetery. Immediate family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
COOK, Richard J. "Dick"
74, Zephryhills, Fla., passed away February 7, 2009. Beloved husband of Joan (Casagrande) Cook, he was born in Halifax, a son of the late Richard J. and Rebecca Cook. Survived by brothers, Harold (Jacqueline), Gordon (Marilyn), Allen (Liliane); sisters, Claire (Arthur), Florence (Mick), Betty, Helen (Basil), Sandra (Eddy); many nieces, nephews and special friends, Earl Ball, Bruce Pulsifer, George Adkins, Frank Duguay. Predeceased by sister, Madeline (Jim). Memorial services will be held 10 a.m. February 11 in St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, 5855 16th Street, Zephyrhills, with reception to follow in Betmar Shuffleboard Courts.
GEITZLER (Charlton), Amy Irene
97, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 23, 2009. Born in Bridgetown, she lived for many years in Dartmouth, Truro, St. Croix Cove and lately in Calgary, Alta. She is lovingly remembered by her son, Frank (Janet), of Dartmouth; granddaughters, Monica and Nancy (Craig); great-grandchildren, Graham and Laura, all of Nova Scotia, and by daughter, Fran of Calgary; sisters-in-law, Florence Charlton and Edith (Bill) Lang; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert; brothers, Carroll (Margaret) and Stanley Charlton. A memorial service was held February 3, in Calgary. A memorial service and burial in Fundy View Cemetery, Port Lorne will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Kaulbach Funeral Home, Bridgetown. In lieu of flowers, donations in Amy's memory may be sent to a charity of one's choice.
DAVID-MARCHAND, Juanita Elaine Mae
66, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 8, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Upper Hammonds Plains, she was a daughter of the late Corene (Symonds) David and Lewis Berling David. She was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church and choir, Upper Hammonds Plains. She had also been a member of Cornwallis Street Baptist Church and choir, Halifax. Juanita had a beautiful voice and was well known for her singing. She is survived by her children, Maurice (Tina), Dartmouth; Hugh, Calgary, Alta.; Lisa, Ottawa, Ont.; Juanita, Dartmouth; Crystal, Toronto; Clinton "Bubby", Victoria, B.C.; Tecca, Ottawa; her common-law partner, Barry Cain, Halifax; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Clinton (Karen), Diane McDonald, Charles (Lillian), Mary David, Marty (Laverne), Tony (Debra), Brian (Beverly), Charlotte (Desmond), Richmond, Va.; Blair (Penelope), Ross (Cathy), Perry, Clyde, Jerry (Leslie), Marlow, Toronto; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Feldon Marchand and sister, Shirley Johnson. Visitation will be held in Cruikshank's Funeral Home, 2032 Robie St., Halifax from 7-9 p.m., both today and Wednesday, February 11. A funeral service will be held in Emmanuel Baptist Church, Upper Hammonds Plains, 2 p.m. Thursday, February 12, with Rev. Dr. Lennett J. Anderson, Jr. officiating. A special thank you to the staff on 5A Palliative Care at the VG Site, QEII. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Juanita may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, or Canadian Cancer Society.
LeMIRE, Bruce James
72, of Dartmouth, passed away February 9, 2009, in the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Windsor, Ont., he was a son of the late Herman and Marie LeMire. Bruce was an Electronics Technician with the Royal Canadian Navy retiring in 1976. He went on to become a foreman at the Michelin Plant in Bridgewater and later the HRM Bridge Commission, until his retirement in 1996. He was a past member of the Bridgewater Royal Canadian Legion. Bruce is survived by his wife, Rena; daughters, Linda Julian, Carla (Dave) Dunnett, Tammy (Tim) Bell, Dawn (Chris) Wheaton, all of Dartmouth, and Melody (Dave) Hartnett, Halifax; grandchildren, Dayna, Jamie, Kyle, Sylvia and Jake, and sister-in-law, May LeMire, Windsor, Ont. He was predeceased by brother, Carl. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 11, in Atlantic Funeral Home Chapel, 771 Main St. Dartmouth. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
LAKE (Crocker), Dorothy Margaret "Marge"
74, Porter's Lake, passed away on Monday, February 9, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII, surrounded by her family (and Elvis). She was born on October 8, 1934, in Petty Harbour, N.L. Marge was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Lloyd Lake "Red" and daughter, Susan Lake Gorveatte. She is survived by daughters, Esther, Debra, Barbara, Dorothy and Tracy; and 10 grandchildren. A special heartfelt thanks to the amazing staff of the VG Site, Palliative Care Unit. Also, thanks for the unwavering support of the Kemp family. Visitation will take place in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth on Wednesday, February 11, from 7-9 p.m., where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 12, at 1 p.m. with a reception to follow in the funeral home reception centre. "Love me tender, love me true, all my dreams fulfilled, for my darling I love you, and I always will."