SEARS, Mary Ellen
60, died on February 11, 2009. She was a daughter of the late Arthur and Annie Mae Sears. Survived by children, Pierre Loiselle, Jasen Loiselle, and Cynthia Loiselle; grandchildren; Caleb, Sampson, Sophie, and Eden; sisters, Kay Manley, Janice Delaney, Linda Oldrieve, Cassie Ginter, and Betty Walker; brothers, Arthur and David. Predeceased by her parents; sisters; Barb Crooks, Judy Richardson, and Sheila Sears; brothers, Graham and Kenny Sears. Visitation, Fair Haven Funeral Home, today 2-4 p.m. Memorial service, Sunday in the Chapel at 2 p.m. followed by a reception.
DAVIDSON, Marilyn Deborah
59, of Kentville, passed away Thursday, February 12, 2009, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Berwick, she was a daughter of the late William and Florence (O'Brien) Hake. In her younger years she was employed with Evergreen Home for Special Care, Kentville, and most recently had been seasonally employed with Blueberry Acres, Hillaton, Kings Co. She enjoyed spending time with her family and loved her grandchildren. She is survived by daughters, Cindy (Don) Parr, Avonport; Karla (Paul) MacIntyre, Calgary, Alta.; son, Everett Oickle Jr., Gatineau, Que.; special friend, Robert Spencer, Kentville; sisters, Dorine (Douglas) Grey, Bath, Ont.; Donna Davidson, Kentville; Linda (Clifford) Bowen, Brantford, Ont.; Virginia (Willie) Weatherbee, New Minas; brothers, Charles (Maria), Brantford, Ont.; Arnold, Gary (Valerie), David (Brenda), Larry, Carl (Karen) and Darrell (Donna), all of Kentville; grandchildren, Wesley, Samantha, Jacob, Nathan, Katelyn and Donovan; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Everett Oickle Sr.; her second husband, Ralph Davidson; and sister, Sharon Oickle. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. today in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 15, Rev. Thelma McLeod officiating. Burial will take place in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings Co. Donations in memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
ASHE, Mary C.
Of Dieppe, N.B., and formerly of Yarmouth, with her daughter at her side, passed away peacefully in The Moncton Hospital on Friday, February 13, 2009. Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Emile and Catherine (Bates) Harriet. Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and attended St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church. She was an avid knitter, enjoyed playing cards (crib) and spending quality time with her family. Mary will be sadly missed by her daughter, Marina MacDonald (Carman), Dieppe, N.B.; son, John (Linda), Winnipeg, Man.; grandchildren, Daniel, Blair, Robert, Cheryl, Bill, Maureen, Lisa, Brent, Michael, John; great-grandchildren, Samantha, Alex, Logan, Stephanie, Lauren, Anya, Derek. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William Ashe (1963); son, William Jr.; brothers, Joseph, Frank. No visitation by personal request. Funeral service, Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home Chapel, 1657 Mountain Rd., Moncton, N.B. (506-858-1995), Monday, February 16, 11 a.m., Rev. Allison Carroll officiating. Reception following the service. Interment in Yarmouth. In Mary's memory, donations to New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation or memorial of choice would be appreciated.
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.
MacKAY, John James
70 years, passed away suddenly in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII in Halifax, on Tuesday, February 10, 2009. Born and raised in Stellarton, John was a son of the late John James and Florence (Rawlings) MacKay. He married Evelyn (Fanning) in 1957. They made their home in Hillside for the past 51 years. John began his career at Medical Hall Pharmasave in 1957, working for the late Donnelly MacKenzie. He purchased the business in 1982, becoming shared owner with his son, Kevin. John was extremely passionate about his work, going above and beyond the call of duty in serving his customers. He continued to work until his passing. John had a love of music, being self-taught in piano, guitar and harmonica. He also enjoyed sports, being instrumental in the founding of the Trenton Community Rink in the early '70s. He loved hockey and ball, and in recent years was a proud fan attending his grandchildren's sporting events. He was also a member of the Wednesday Night Bowling League, where he shared many laughs with his friends. In summer months, John could be found spending time at his cottage, boating and fishing. He made this his home from April to September, and truly enjoyed his time at the lake. John was a jack-of-all-trades, quick to lend a hand to family and friends whenever there was a need. He was a perfectionist in his work, and took great pride in his accomplishments. He was a member of Christ the King Parish in Trenton. John is survived by his wife of 51 years, Evelyn (Fanning); sons, Kevin (Anna), Stellarton; Scott (Janice), Kearney Lake; Rob (Jane), Stellarton; sister, Rosaria (Dom), Connecticut; brother, Frank, Halifax; grandchildren, Kara, Dylan, Braeden and Logan, all of Stellarton, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Jim and Alan, and sister, Marie. Family will receive friends today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in R.H. Porter Funeral Home in New Glasgow. Funeral mass will be held in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Stellarton on Friday at 11 a.m., with Father Gary MacPherson and Father Peter MacDonald officiating. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations may be made in his memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
O'NEILL, Mary Josephine
95, Havre Boucher, passed away suddenly on February 10, 2009, in Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home. Born in Havre Boucher, she was a daughter of the late Urban and Alice (Levangie) DeCoste. She lived her entire life in Havre Boucher. Josephine was a very crafty lady. She sewed many beautiful quilts and got extreme pleasure in giving them to her family and many friends. She is survived by brother, Damien (Theresa); foster children, Anthony Hutton, Mississauga, Ont.; Eddie (Debbie) MacAskill, Frankville; Jean Meagher, Port Hawkebury, and 10 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Fonce O'Neill; sisters, Frances, Sister Helen, Sister of Charity and Martha; brothers, Cyril and Louie and foster son, Bernie MacAskill. Visitation in St. Paul's Center, Havre Boucher today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in St. Paul's Church with Rev. Allan MacPhie presiding. The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home for the excellent and loving care given to Josephine the past nine months. Funeral is under the direction of C.L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Centre.
MARSHALL, Gerry Craig
23, of Chapel Island, passed away at his home in Chapel Island on February 8, 2009. Born in Sydney, he was a son of Alexander Marshall of Chapel Island and the late Mary Anastasia (Gloade) Marshall. He was a former employee of the Potlotek Expedition and a seasonal worker for the Chapel Island Band Council. He was trained as a mentor in the past through the Mikmaq Youth Mentoring Program for the youth of Chapel Island. Gerry was very strong in faith and a member of a Charismatic Movement of Cape Breton. Gerry was an individual who loved trying out new things. He did everything from playing the guitar, he weight-lifted, enjoyed playing pool, video games, enjoyed the computer, four-wheeling, skateboarding, skiing, swimming, chasing concerts, traveling and being with friends and helping out. He lived a full life and he will be forever remembered for his funny personality. He was a gentle giant who loved music, especially alternative rock. He had a unique style about him; always introducing new styles of clothing, hairstyles and hobbies. He was loyal, generous and trusting to all who knew him. He shared a special closeness with his brothers and sisters that cannot be described. He will be sadly missed by his special friend, Shawna Rose Daigle, Tobique First Nations, New Brunswick; sisters, Nancy Ann Marshall, and her children, Eric Daniel, Brett Daniel, Veronica Rose Bernard (Tyrone) and their children, Jeneva Rose, Tyrone Jackson, Ethan Alexander and Aiden Michael; brothers, Alan Peter Murray Marshall and his companion, Mariska, Vernon Wesley Marshall and his companion, Dwan and their son, Dallas Vernon, all of Chapel Island; stepbrothers, Stephen Gerald, Winston Joseph; brother-in-law, Michael Joseph Sapier and his mother, Viney Sapier, both of Eskasoni; nieces, Kateri Mary Ann Sapier, Mary Anastasia Sapier; nephew, Michael Junior Sapier, all of Eskasoni; Alexander Marshall's fiancée, Margie Marshall and her children, Kenneth, Pius, Lloyd, Andrew, Joe P. and Annie Jane, and by many special cousins and friends. He was predeceased by sisters, Alexis Marie, Eugenie Mae and Mary in infancy; brother, Alexander "Kwis" Marshall; stepmother, Greta Marie, stepbrother, Thomas Duran; neice, Viney Rose and nephew, Louie Thomas George Sapier. Visitation will be held today after 2 p.m. in the family home at 56 Mountain Rd., Chapel Island until Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate the life of Gerry will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 14, in Immaculate Conception Church in Barra Head, with Rev. Barrett Clare Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Immaculate Conception Parish Cemetery in Barra Head. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home in Arichat. To send condolences to the family or to light a candle in memory of Gerry Craig, visit: www.chboudreau.com He will be sadly missed and remembered by many. We love you Gerry
MORRIS, Judith Ann "Judy"
65, of Wilmot, passed away at home on Tuesday, February 10, 2009. Born in Windsor, Ont., she was a daughter of the late George and Genevieve (Mousseau) Whapham. Judy was a 40 year member of the Catholic Women's League. She loved to help others and was a committed member of a number of volunteer organizations dedicated to the youth, the poor, the vulnerable, and sick. Judy is survived by her husband, Wayne; daughter, Kimberley (Perry) Diamond and their sons, Colin and Liam, Whitehorse, Y.T.; sons, Keith (Elizabeth) and their son, Jack, Eagle River, Ala., and Chris (Meagan) and their son, Calum, Ottawa; brothers, Alan, Calgary and James (Beverly), Winnipeg; sisters-in- law, Terri and Sharon, as well as several nieces and nephews. At Judy's request cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. today, February 12, in Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St. (902) 825-3448. A funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Friday, February 13, in Queen of Heaven Chapel, 14 Wing Greenwood, Father Gerald Saulnier, assisted by Rev. Deacon Don Boudreau officiating. Private interment will take place in St. Lawrence Cemetery, Kingston. By request, family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the Upper Room Food Bank, Annapolis Valley Grandmothers and Others for Africa, Victorian Order of Nurses or Mid-Valley Palliative Care.
PEERS, Glenn William
52, New Glasgow, passed away, Wednesday, February 11, 2009, at home, surrounded by his family. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Ivan Goodwin and Lois Elizabeth (Dickie) Peers. He was a member of Trinity United Church, New Glasgow. He had been employed at I. Matheson & Co. (1974) Ltd. for 17 years until his health failed. Glenn enjoyed playing gentlemen's hockey, hunting, fishing, golfing and playing cards. He greatly appreciated his family, many friends and Marinus Verhagen for the support given to him during his illness. Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Wilma J. (Tree); daughters, Nicole (Chris) Goyetche, New Glasgow; Natalie Peers, Stellarton; sisters, Marilyn (Ned) MacLeod, Pictou; Verna Hawley, Trenton; brothers, Donnie (Margaret) Peers, Linacy; Robert (Phyllis) Peers, Pine Tree; numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by mother and father-in-law, Elsie and Bill Tree; niece, Alanna Tree; nephew, Ivan Peers. The family will receive visitors 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow, from where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, with Rev. Jim Webber-Cook officiating. Interment will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in his memory to the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society.
DOYLE, Vaughn Joseph
55, Somers Road, Antigonish Co., and formerly of Halifax, passed away on February 10, 2009, in Antigonish. Born in Antigonish, he was a son of Jack Doyle and the late Ruth (Murphy) Doyle. Vaughn worked as a building inspector with the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and also did code inspections for the Fire Marshall's office. He was a collector of antiques, enjoyed sports and all outdoor activities. He was a great uncle to all his nieces and nephews who he cared for very much. Besides his father, he is survived by sisters, Eileen (Tracey Nickerson) MacDonald, Antigonish; Brenda (Kevin) Vigneau, Ohio; brothers, Jackie (Lauraine), Cape George; David, Brierly Brook; foster sisters, Donna, Lorraine, Leotta, Lena, Ann; foster brothers, Sandy, Ricky and Daniel. He was predeceased by foster brother, Jay. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Ninian's Cathedral. Burial at a later date. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.