HANSFORD, John Sterling "Jack"
88, of Tidal View Manor, passed away on Monday, February 9, 2009, with his family by his side. Born August 6, 1920, he was a son of the late John and Mary (Sencabaugh) Hansford. Jack was an auto body repairman, and loved to garden. He was always doing something for friends and neighbors. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Zelda (Hilsop); as well as by daughters, Irene White, Arcadia; and Eleanor (George) Murray, Fredericton; sisters, Mildred Davidson, Doris Sutherland, Elizabeth Grant, and Helen Baird; grandchildren, Christopher, Robert, Andrew, Adam and Michael; and great-grandchildren, Alex, Tara, Arthur and Emma. He was predeceased by brothers, Wilbur ("Ted"), Harry, Ernest, Edward, and Lewis ("Dan"); as well as sisters, Harriet, Dorothy, and Edith. Cremation has taken place, and a private family burial will take place in Arcadia Cemetery in the spring. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Beacon United Church, or to a charity of choice. Thank you to all the staff at Tidal View Manor for their excellent care of Jack while he was there and to Dr. Wyman and Dr. Chandler.
McSWEENEY, Anna Frances
80, Halifax, passed away peacefully Monday, February 9, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late William and Maud (Bonang) McSweeney. Anna was a teacher for many years at St. Thomas Aquinas School/LeMarchant. She was a caring devoted teacher who took pride in each of her students. She is survived by her dear cousin and caregiver, Mary Murphy; special cousins, Bernadette (Power) Rice, Donald Power, all of Halifax and many other cousins. She was predeceased by her sister, Helen McSweeney. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd, Halifax, where visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service Friday 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Spring Garden Road, Halifax, Bishop James Hayes officiating, assisted by Father Donald Boudreau. Private family interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Flowers welcomed. Reception to follow in family residence.
WILSON, Rose Marie
47, of Halifax, passed away peacefully February 8, 2009, surrounded by her family and close friends, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of Carol Wilson-Robinson. She was well-loved and will be missed by many family and friends. Rose will always be remembered for being a strong woman, who would never give up and always managed to keep a smile on her face. She is survived by her husband, William Dugas, Sr.; daughter, Tocarra Wilson, Halifax; son, William Dugas Jr., Halifax; sister, Cheryl (Terry) Coolen, Eastern Passage; best friend, Glenda Oliver, Halifax; aunt, Gloria; cousin, Dorothy; grandson, Robert; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by grandparents, Bill and Dorothy Wilson; uncle, Albert Wilson. Visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, February 12, both in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., cremation to follow. In lieu of flower, donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Atlantic Divsion.
BRITTAIN, Burpee Robert
86, Digby, formerly of Forest Glen, Yarmouth Co., passed away February 4, 2009, in Tideview Terrace, Digby. Born in Forest Glen, he was a son of the late Robert and Bertha (Hanf) Brittain. Burpee was a Second World War veteran and worked at the Yarmouth airport for 17 years. He loved working on his farm and in the woods, bowling and hunting. He was also a blood donor for many years. He is survived by wife, Pauline (Tingley); daughter, Wanda (Harry) Wilson, Stoney Creek, Ont.; sons, John (Debbie) Wilson, Hamilton, Ont.; Brett (Valerie) Wilson, Fisherville, Ont.; Walter (Valerie), York, Ont.; sisters, Roberta Patey, Mary Cameron, Bertha (Ron) Clouston, Mildred (Willie) Kinney, all of Yarmouth Co.; brothers, Russell (Gretta) Brittain, Rollendam, N.B.; Prescott (Wilma), Forest Glen; six grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Eva, Viola, Viva and Pauline; brothers, Melcom and Edgar. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
WALSH (Lynch), Marjorie "Marnie"
60. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and best friend. A resident of Lake Drive, Mount Uniacke, she passed away peacefully in QEII Health Sciences Centre, in Halifax on Tuesday, February 10, 2009, after a courageous battle with ALS. Born in Halifax, December 15, 1948, she was the loving daughter of the late John and Catherine Lynch (Bishop). In earlier years Marnie worked at the Dominion Store in Bedford, the IGA Store in Sackville Town Center, and most recently as a cashier at Eddy's Variety in Mount Uniacke. She was well-known for her bubbly upbeat personality. Marnie had the ability to put a smile on the face of all who met her from the very young to the very old. She was especially fond of the elderly and got a great deal of pleasure from making them feel special. You could always count on her if you needed a friend or a favor. If you earn your wings from earthly deeds then Marnie must already have hers. Marnie enjoyed many things and was never scared to try her hand at something new. She really enjoyed the time that she spent making penpals from all over the world. She has touched the hearts of so many near and far. The memory of your smile will be with us forever. Marnie will be remembered as a loving wife, best friend, soul-mate and lifelong partner to Harold Walsh "Hal". She was a devoted and loving mother to sons, Mark (Kendra), Truro; Matthew (Nadine), Mount Uniacke and daughter, Laura (Todd), Burton, N.B. She was a kind and compassionate grandmother or "Grammie Duck" as she was known to Katherine, Kyle and Emily Bennett, Mackie Hart, and Savanna and Cameron Walsh. She survived by her brothers, John (Jackie), Mike (Janet), Richard (Lena), Darrell (Erline) Lynch and sisters, Joanne (Lewis) Bowser and Linda Wade. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Marnie's name to Palliative Care Hants Community Hospital, 89 Payzant Dr., Windsor, NS B0N 2T0. A great many thanks to Northwood home care workers, and a special thanks to Dr. Harding (family doctor), Dr. Ken Johnson (Palliative Care doctor), Bev Lyttle (Palliative Care nurse), Cynthia Stilwell (occupational therapist), Kathy Crane (physiotherapist), Ellie MacPhee (Palliative Care Coordinator), Rudy Michels (ALS society). As well as all the VON nurses, doctors and professionals in Capital Health and the Rehabilitation Clinic, along with the department of highways for keeping Lake Drive clear and free of winter driving conditions, Thank you. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Homes. A celebration of Marnie's life will take place on Friday, February 13, at 11 a.m. in St. John Vianney Church, 4 Beaverbank Rd., Sackville. Reception to follow in church hall. Burial to take place in Gates of Heaven Cemetery, Sackville, preceding the reception. Marnie has been our angel for a lifetime, now everyone's for an eternity.
PINNER, Doris Mae
66, Salmon River, Digby Co. Born in Yarmouth, she was a daughter of Ruth (Lambert) Pinner of Arcadia and the late Paul MacEachern. Doris left Yarmouth Regional Hospital on February 10, 2009, to go fishing after a two and a half year battle with cancer, with her dream team by her side. Doris appreciated and enjoyed the simple things in life. While so many people today strive to accumulate material things, Doris found pleasure in her gardening, canoeing, building things and sitting on the river bank with the sun on her back, always in search of the "big one" that got away. Her kind heart and spirit was evident whenever her family or friends were in need. She was always ready to lend a helping hand or opinion. Doris spent a short time in the army, she worked at the cotton mill in Yarmouth, she was well versed in the automotive industry, working as manager of Service Mart, to running the Salmon River Petro Can, returning to Goodwrench in the service department. Doris was a Blue Jays fan and loved a good political argument. Besides her mother, she is survived by her companion of 35 years, Louisa Krudzo; adopted son, Liam Krudzo; brothers, Sonny (Pam), Berwick; Donnie (Dot), Arcadia; Ralph (Mary), Tusket; Warren (Janet) MacEachern, Cape Breton; Robert (Susan), Port Maitland; Peter (Shelly) MacEachern, Calgary, Alta.; sisters, Ruth Harrington, Chebogue; Jane (Tony) Matlock, Cape Breton; Sharon (Terry) Barry, Cape Breton; Bonnie (Dave) Fraser, Chegoggin. Special thanks to Dr. S. Leahey, Dr. Michelle Cain, Dr. Mary Davis, Oncology Department, and 4 North staff of Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Very special thanks to Louisa, Pam, Joy for your love, encouragement, and support and also family and friends. She was predeceased by her father, Paul MacEachern; stepfather, Eric Pinner. Visiting hours today from 7-9 p.m. in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth, where services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the chapel with Rev. A.D. "Bill" Newell officiating. Spring interment in Arcadia Cemetery and St. Michael's Cemetery, Cape Breton. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Oncology Cancer Care Centre, Yarmouth Regional Hospital.
MALAY, Russell Reginald
Passed away February 10, 2009, suddenly of heart failure while visiting with his family in South Carolina. He is survived by his loving family, devoted wife, Babetta "Babs" E. Malay (Leitch); daughter, Sheri Farrington, son-in- law, Jay; daughter, Ginnette Malay Romkey, son-in-law Kurt; grandchildren, Willem (3) and Kate (2 weeks old) Romkey and Morgan Farrington (3 months old). He is also survived by Frank (Jessie), Christina, Harold (Frances), Linda (Floyd), Virginia, Nathaniel (Viola), Elsie (Ervin), Ronald (Patricia), Brian (Jocelyn); sisters-in-law, Debbie, Firma Zais (Wayne); brother-in-law, Jack (Shirley). Russell was predeceased by his parents, Enos and Leona Malay; brother, Brad; niece, Dawn; nephew, Robbie and his buddy/brother-in-law, Murray Leitch. Russell was an electrician and belonged to IBEW, Local 625 since 1964. He also belonged to the Kinsmen Club of Sackville for 15 years and to the Waverley Legion for seven years. He was an avid crib player and enjoyed playing at both Wellington Fire Hall and Waverley Legion. Russell's humour and heart of gold will be missed by everyone. Celebration of his life/ funeral will be at 3 p.m. in St. John United Church, Highway #2, Fall River (same road as Sobeys towards Wellington) with a reception following in Waverley Legion, 2234 Rocky Lake Drive, Waverley. Interment will be at a later date in St. James United Church, Lochaber Mines, Malay Falls. Family flowers only, in lieu of flowers, a donation to the Waverley Legion would be appreciated. P.O. Box 54, 2234 Rocky Lake Drive, Waverley, NS B0N 2S0. "God has called you home and has given you angel wingsÉwe'll miss youÉbut we meet in heaven again!"
WATSON, Ruth Elaine
56, Truro, passed away peacefully at home, with her loving family by her side on Wednesday, February 11, 2009. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of Vera (Robbins) and the late Karl Stewart. Ruth was an active member of the Women Alike Abreast A River Dragon Boat Team in New Glasgow. She thought it was time that breast cancer survivors in the area had their own dragon boat and spearheaded a very successful campaign to acquire one for Shortt's Lake. Ruth worked at the Truro Centennial pool for many years. She was very active in volunteering for many organizations, especially ones that were cancer related. Ruth enjoyed spending time in Westbrook, Me., with her close friends the Wormell's and at Rose Bay with the girls. She was an avid car racing fan and enjoyed following the Special Olympics Swim Team. Ruth was the type of person, everyone loved and cared for. She had a wonderful personality and people were easily drawn to her. Ruth is survived by her husband, Michael; daughter, Dawn (Derick) Canning, Upper Stewiacke; her grandson, Aiden, whom she adored; brothers, Gary (Reny), Brookfield; Dana (Anne Dugas), North River and Earl (Angela), Milford; several nieces and nephews. Ruth's family would like to extend a sincere thank-you to the V.O.N. for their kindness and compassion, Dr. David Henderson and Lisa Wilson from Palliative Care, Rev. Larry Harrison, Queenie Hatcher for taking such great care of Ruth during the last week of her illness and the Boilermakers International for their support. Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m., Saturday, February 14; a celebration of Ruth's life will take place 2 p.m. Sunday, February 15, both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Special Olympics, Caring for Cancer Patients or Survivors on Shortt's Lake Dragon Boat Team.
BARRETT, Walter Francis
86, of Halifax. With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, Walter. Walter died peacefully surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, February 6, 2009, in Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building, QEII, in Halifax, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Lower L'Ardoise, Cape Breton, he was the eldest son of the late Joseph Annis and Mary Elizabeth (Mannette) Birrett. Walter was a Canadian Armed Forces veteran with over 25 years of dedicated service to his country. Walter enlisted in the Royal Canadian Army in 1940, during the Second World War, and saw action in France, Belgium, and Germany. He was wounded on October 18, 1944, in Antwerp, Belgium. Following the war, Walter reenlisted and continued service in the Canadian Armed Forces, Royal Canadian Artillery Regiment, from 1946 to 1966, achieving the rank of Sergeant. After retiring from the military, Walter worked at Camp Hill Veterans Hospital until finally retiring in 1986. Walter was first and foremost a devoted family man, happily married to Serena for over 62 years, and truly dedicated to his seven children and seven grandchildren. He was a faithful member of St. John the Baptist Parish, Purcell's Cove Road, for over 40 years. Walter had a passion for gardening with a true green thumb for both his vegetable and flower gardens. He was a boxer in his early military days, an ardent card player, as well as an avid hunter. Walter is survived by his wife, Serena (Sampson); sons, Wally (Walter), Lakeside; David, Moncton, N.B.; and Kevin, Halifax; daughters, Corrine Cox, Elaine Stevens, and Denise Marriott, of Halifax; and Gail Julien, Porter's Lake. He was a beloved "Poppy" to grandchildren, Jennifer (Stevens) Madden; Julia and Sophie Barrett; Ryan and Dylan Marriott; and Brandon and Emilie Julien. He is also survived by his brother, Joseph Barrett, Fredericton, N.B.; and sister, Florence Burns, Markham, Ont. He was predeceased by his sisters, Margaret Hood, of Spokane, Wash.; and Katherine Clannon, Hamilton, Ont. Visitation will take place in J. A. Snow's Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, on Sunday, February 8, from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place in St. John the Baptist Church, Purcell's Cove Road at 2 p.m., on Monday, February 9. Cremation will follow. A private family interment will take place at a later date, in Holy Guardian Angels Parish Cemetery, Lower L'Ardoise, Cape Breton. A special thanks to family physician, Dr. Morris Trager, the staff of 7A VG site, QEII, and 5 West, Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building, QEII. Donations in Walters name can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or The War Amps, Child Amputee Program.
JOUDREY, Alma May
87, Bridgewater, passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Bridgewater, she was a daughter of the late Violet (Taylor) Alves and stepfather Tony Alves. Alma worked for many years as a legal secretary and was the deputy Registrar for the office of the Registry of Deeds, Bridgewater. She later worked at the V&V Canteen. She was a volunteer at Pleasant Rest Home and had been for many years. She was well-known for her cherry balls and peanut butter squares. Alma loved to play bingo and enjoyed eating out. She enjoyed spending quality time with her beloved cat, Snoopy. She will be forever missed by her loving daughters, Marcia (Gerald) Corkum, Midville Branch; Patti Arenburg, Bridgewater; grandchildren, Steven (Tanya) Crouse, Michael (Tanya Joudrey) Crouse, Nikole Arenburg; stepgrandsons, Andrew Corkum, Michael (Trudy) Corkum; five stepgreat-grandsons. She was predeceased by her husband, Douglas F. Joudrey; half-brother, Billy. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater, where funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Rev. Sarah Scott officiating. Burial to follow in Brookside Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations to the Senior Wheels Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater.