DWYER, Aubrey Franklyn "Aub"
77, of Garlands Crossing, Hants Co., passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2009, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born on April 1, 1931, in Garlands Crossing, he was a son of the late Aubrey and Mildred (Ettinger) Dwyer. Aub was a man of conviction, commitment and compassion, as was very evident with his family and work ethic. Aub was a welder and a heavy equipment mechanic by trade. Upon his retirement, he continued spending much of his time in his workshop at Garlands Crossing. His kindness and consideration for his neighbours will be greatly missed. Aub is survived by sister, June Dwyer, Halifax; brother, Murray (Betty) Dwyer, Bedford; nephews, Jeffrey and Kevin (Lisa) Dwyer; grandnephews, Brett and Ben Dwyer; grandniece, McKenna Dwyer. He will be sadly missed by his canine pal, Bailey. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, the former Mary Theresa Harrington. The family would like thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Hants Community Hospital, for their outstanding expertise, care and evident professionalism. To his loyal friends, Dean and Jenny Baxter, Keith and Doreen Tomlinson, staff and buddies at Tim Horton's, great appreciation is expressed. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, February 13, followed by the funeral service at 7:30 p.m., both in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King St., Windsor, with a reception to follow. A private family interment will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 14, in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Family flowers only, donations in memory of Aub may be made to the Hants Community Hospital Foundation, SPCA Hants County Branch or a charity of one's choice.
BENNETT, Louis Stanley
91, of Halifax, passed away peacefully with family by his side Friday, February 6, 2009. Born in Kentville, he was a son of the late Fredrick and Elizabeth (Melvin) Bennett. He was a veteran of the Second World War (CSV) Staff Sergeant with North Nova Scotia Highlands. He was later employed with CNR Railway, Nova Scotia Light and Power, DND and retired as commissioner at the age of 81. Surviving are daughters, Diane (George Conrad), Patricia (Kingsley Lucas), Linda Kelly; sons, Stephen, Michael, Gregory (Rita Cook); grandchildren, Brandy, Cheryl, Michelle, Christopher; three great-grandchildren and sister, Mildred Kent. He was predeceased by wife, Daisy May (Peck); infant son, Louis; sisters, Ruby, Marjorie, Winnifred; brothers, Glendon, Eric. Cremation has taken place. Burial at a later date. Donations in memory may be made to The Children's Wish Foundation. Special thanks to Dr. Catherine Meehan.
BOUTILIER, Christine Elizabeth
100, passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 7, 2009, in Northwood Centre in Halifax. She was born in Truro and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Christine was a daughter of Allan and Mary McInnis (McLean). Besides her parents, Christine was predeceased by her sister, Katherine "Kitty", and brothers, Fred and Dan; husband, Roy and son-in-law, Joe Mercer. She is survived by daughters, Delores Micallef (John), Dartmouth; Joyce Mercer, Halifax; Carol Ann Murphy (Bill), Beaverbank and sons, Roy, Lakeside and Kenneth, Sackville, along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. Christine was a sweet and wonderful person who always had a kind word and a smile for everyone who came in contact with her. Christine's family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to all of the wonderful staff at 8C Northwood who treated their mom with so much love and kindness over the last five years. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 12 at 2 p.m. in J.A. Snow's Funeral Home Chapel on Windsor Street in Halifax, with reception to follow.
GILKIE, Mary "Jane"
61, Spryfield, passed away on Friday, February 6, 2009, in QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in Surrey, P.E.I., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Alexander) MacKenzie. Known as Jane, she worked as an LPN for over 32 years, and had many friends in the field. She will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by family and many friends. She is survived by her husband, Leonard, Spryfield; daughter, Amanda Gilkie (Garry Stevens), Edmonton, Alta.; grandson, Vaughn; brother, John MacKenzie, Pickering, Ont. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of the QEII Health Sciences Centre, for their compassionate care and support. Arrangements are under the direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Spryfield, (477-5601). By request there will be no visitation or service at this time.
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing on February 8, 2009, of Mrs. Zwaantje Mills, age 84, of Lower Sackville. Zwaantje was the daughter of the late Willem and Niesje (Eggink) Alberts. She was born and raised in Holland. It was there that she met her husband, John during the Second World War. They were married in Holland and then moved to Canada where they enjoyed 60 years of marriage. Zwaantje will be sadly missed by her daughter, Louise (Robert) Vance, Windsor Junction; sons, John (Lynne) Mills, Bridgewater; Robert "Bob" Mills, Lower Sackville; granddaughters, Niesje and Kristen Vance, Nicole and Jackie Mills and great-grandson, Austin Levy. Zwaantje is also survived by sisters, Corrie (Klaas) Pruis, Holland; Annie (late Jan) Lightenberg, Holland; Jannie (late Joop) Bouwhuis, Holland and brother, Wiebe Bouwhuis, Holland. Zwaantje was predeceased by her husband, John H. Mills. Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 11 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with a funeral service Thursday at 1 p.m., both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Reception to follow in the funeral home. Donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
OAKLEY, Audrey Irene
Matriarch of the Oakley family, 79 years young, of Halifax, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family on Saturday, February 7, 2009, at 9:23 p.m. in QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in Cambridge, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Richard and Mary (Harnish) Wetmore. Her grandmother, Georgeanna Boutlier (born 1879, Ingraham River Reserve, Saint Margaret's Bay, a Mik'maq reserve mapped out by Joseph Howe), later migrated to Sober Island, where she married Angus Harnish. They were a proud fishing people who lived independently off of the land. Audrey lived her life fully dedicated to her family and was a mother to all of us. She leaves an unfillable gap behind through her sacrifices, and we will miss her more than words can express. Audrey is survived by her beloved husband and life partner, Walter; son, Ronald; grandchildren, Steven (Vanessa), Brent, Brenda-Lee and Ritchard; great-granddaughter, Emma; great-grandsons, Samaran and Kirin; grandnieces, Robin and Melanie, grandnephew, Robert-Leigh; nephews and nieces, Carol, Ritchie, Mickey, Mary, Allen, Lee and Blair. She also had caring friends, such as Edna, Virginia and Monica. She was predeceased by her sisters, Gloria Troop and Joyce Boyd; nephew, Steven and her grandniece, Noel. The family thanks the service personnel at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, in the critical cardiac unit who were very kind with Audrey during her last hours. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday in Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, 13549 Peggy's Cove Rd., Tantallon, Rev. Laurie Omstead officiating.
STEVENS, David Stewart
77, passed away on Monday, February 9, 2009, in Arborstone Nursing Home, Purcell's Cove Road, Halifax. Born in Moncton, N.B., on May 26, 1931, he was a son of the late Lillian (Head) and William Stevens. Dave grew up in Peticodiac, N.B., and graduated from Petitcodiac High School in 1948. He joined the navy in 1949 and later worked at the CBC from 1956 to 1990. David was a kind and gentle person and a true gentleman. His love of travel took him to many places in the world. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Janet (Daigle); son, Scott, Calgary, Alta.; daughter, Jennifer Landry; son-in-law, Mitch; grandsons, Spencer and Travis, all of Bridgewater; sister, Thora Thorne of Petite- Riviere; nieces, Linda Demone and Susan Hill; sister-in-law, Angela and children, Nola, Lee and Gail. He was predeceased by his brother, Vernon. There will be no visitation by family request. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 12, in St. James Anglican Church, 2668 Joseph Howe Dr., Rev. Rod Gillis presiding. Reception to follow. Burial in Pointe du Chene, N.B. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Died Sunday, February 8, 2009. She was a daughter of the late Alexander and Sarah (McKenzie) Robinson. She is survived by brother, Alex; grandson, Mark Treige; nieces, Lisa Pittman, Leela Bates, Blanche Robinson; nephews, Alex (Natasha) Robinson; Roy McMullen. Predeceased by husband, Leo; son, Roderick; sisters, Sister Cecelia Robinson; Madelyn Pittman, Sarah "Hilly" McMullen. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in St. Anne's Cemetery at a later date.
CHRISTIE, Innis McLeod
Halifax, died February 9, 2009, at the age of 71. He was born November 8, 1937, in Amherst to the late Alice and Harold Christie. He was a wonderful husband to Jeanne; father to Merran (Steve), Mike (Sally) and Loren (Peter); grandfather to Kit, Liz, Max and Laine. He will be greatly missed by brothers, Fred (Carol) and Garth (Carole); sister, Clare (Brian); and brother-in-law, Bert (Henny). A great pleasure was time at "the Shore" with family and friends. He loved life and had many interests, including reading, golf, sailing, bird-hunting, racquet sports and was an avid card player. Bridge and poker games with friends were pastimes he enjoyed even throughout his illness until his sudden hospitalization. His passion was his work and he considered himself a fortunate man to so enjoy the undertaking that provided his livelihood and always enjoyed the many wonderful people he encountered throughout his career. As a respected law professor and dean (Dalhousie Law School), author, arbitrator and public servant, his contributions to the legal field were many. A celebration of his life will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 14, in Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (in the Dalhousie Arts Centre) at Dalhousie University. Donations may be made to Feed Nova Scotia. Family extends special thanks to the V.O.N and the nurses and doctors in the palliative care unit of the VG Site, QEII. "Geef gij ons de kracht voor de strijd die ons wacht"
GUEST, Lester Myles
79, Auburndale. We regret to announce the passing of our father in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Born January 24, 1930, he was a son of the late Warren Guest and Nina (Sarty) Guest Gregory. Lester was a Graduate of the N.S. Technical Institute in Auto Body Repair. He took great pride in his work, having been employed with Fairway Chev Olds until ending his working career. He lived his life simply and loved gently. Dad, your quiet presence will be missed. Surviving are his daughters, Kelly Thornhill (Stephen), Conquerall Mills; Tracy Brown (Corey), Lower Vaughans; grandchildren, Beth Ann Meisner, Shae, Jenna, Delaney and Kennedy Thornhill, Mackenzie, Reagan and Cole Brown; sisters, Rita, Calgary, Alta.; Marguerite "Jean", South Brookfield. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Arthur, Leo and Arleigh; sisters, Ada and Beatrice. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Memorial Service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, in R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville. Rev. Dan Green officiating. Private family burial will be held in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater. Family Flowers only. Memorial tributes may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Canadian Cancer Society, Midville and District Fire Department.
CORKUM, Kenneth Eugene "Bud"
77, of Chester Basin, passed away February 10, 2009, at home. Bud was born in Chester Basin, a son of Robert Owen and Lottie (Hiltz) Corkum. A wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he really enjoyed the outdoors and time spent working with his son Miles in his garage. He was Post Master at Chester Basin Post Office for 35 years. Bud is survived by his wife, Clara (Wilson); daughter, Donna Claridge, Bridgewater; sons, Dana (Kathy), Tatamagouche; Barry, Halifax, and Miles, Chester Basin; sister, Patsy (Max) Mosher, Chester Basin; brothers, Carl (Betty), Kentville; Peter (Sharon), Robinsons Corner, and Owen (Barbara), Scarborough, Ont.; eight grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Bud was predeceased by his son, Kevin and brother, Paul. There will be no visitation or flowers by request. A private family burial will be at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. (902-421-1967), or a charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Davis Funeral Home, Chester.