Funeral service for the late Joan Barbara Lewis, 69, of Windsor, Hants Co., who passed away on Monday, January 26, 2009, in Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alta, after a courageous battle with cancer, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 14, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in the Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Friday, February 13 in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King St., Windsor. Memorial tributes may be made to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Windsor Fire Department, c/o Ms. Sharon White, Box 122, Windsor, NS ~ B0N 2T0.
BRUCE (Mills), Louise Cornelia
85, Halifax, passed away peacefully February 11, 2009, in Steven's Hall, Halifax. Louise was a loving, caring mother who lived each moment of her life for her "boys". She enjoyed gardening, playing bridge, traveling abroad and spending time at her home in Naples, Fla. Born in Winnipeg, Man., Louise was a daughter of the late Harry and Ruth Mills. She will be deeply missed by her family and caregivers at Stevens Hall. Louise is survived by her sons, Donald (Sharon), Gordon (Diana), Harry (Beth), Richard (Coleen), all of Halifax; grandchildren, Nathan, Katie, Daniel, David, Cameron and Jackson; siblings, Don, Vera, Roy, Irma; and sister-in-laws, Vera, Dorothy, and Cathie Bruce. She was predeceased by her husband, Douglas; son, Cameron; brothers, Guy and Lloyd. Cremation has taken place. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Stevens Hall for their compassionate care and support. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 14, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. A reception will follow. Donations in memory of Louise may be made to Heart and Stoke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
MURPHY, Patricia Clara
Little Chance Harbour, passed away on Thursday, February 12, 2009, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. She was a daughter of the late Clara Wilson Marriott Jenkens and the late Clarence Marriott. Pat was retired after 32 years with the Nova Scotia Power Corp. She was a Air Force Veteran in her younger years, and was a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 29, Trenton. She spent her winters in Largo, Fla., where she was very well-liked by her many friends. She returned to her home in Chance Harbour, Pictou Co., where she enjoyed her summers by the sea. She will be sadly missed by her husband, Roy O'Connell; sister, Barbara Cranston, Gloucester, Mass.; several nieces and nephews in Canada and the United States. She was predeceased by her first husband, Ronald Richard Murphy and sister, Janet Carothers. Cremation will be taking place. There will be no visitation or funeral service by request. Donations in her memory may be made to any charity of choice.
DeROCHE, Paul Charles
45, Halifax, passed away on Wednesday, February 11, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII. He will be lovingly remembered by his mother, Germaine (Dorey) DeRoche, Halifax; brothers, Edward (Odille) and Anthony (Selene), both of Petit De Gras, Cape Breton; sisters, Florence (Steve) and Pauline, both of Halifax; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, David DeRoche. Arrangements are under the direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield (477-5601). By request there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 14, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment to take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul's memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or the QEII Foundation.
CAINEN (Farrell), Margaret Gertrude
81. Passed away February 12, 2009. Born February 17, 1927, in Port Colbourne, Ont. She was a daughter of the late Maurice and Josephine (Buschman) Farrell. Margaret is survived by her sons, Paul (Stella), Belle River, Ont.; Gregory (Cathy), Geoffrey; daughter, Maureen (Peter) Morash; and daughter-in-law, Susan Cainen, all of Dartmouth; brothers, Patrick, Msgr. Raymond, Maurice and sisters, Sister Mary, Rose, Bernadette and Maureen. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Laura (James), Genna, Stuart, Luke, Emily, Beth, Sara, and Julie. Margaret was predeceased by her loving husband of 59 years, Lawrence Edward Cainen; as well as her brother, Francis; sister, Rita and infant daughter, Mary. Margaret graduated in 1949 from St. Michael's Hospital School of Nursing in Toronto, Ont. In 1960, she moved to Nova Scotia to continue her career in Nursing at the Grace Maternity Hospital and later the Victoria General Hospital. Our many thanks go to the staff of Birch Cove, Parkland at the Lakes for the loving and compassionate care they provided our mom. Also our gratitude to Marc and Shelley of The Mountbatten for the wonderful care they gave Mom while she resided with them. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, February 15, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, February 16 in St. Thomas More, Caledonia Rd., Dartmouth, Rev. Ronald Cairns officiating. Donations to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
HELPARD, Frederick Malcolm, Master Seaman (Ret.) CD1
Lower Sackville, passed away February 12, 2009 in QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in Watts Section, Sheet Harbour, on August 12, 1935, he was a son of the late William and Marion (Jones) Helpard. Fred was retired after 25 years of loyal service with the Royal Canadian Navy as an engineer. The highlights of his navy career was the time spent in support of the American Air Force while stationed at Saglek Bay, Canada, and his service aboard HMCS Bonnaventure during the Cuban missile crisis. He is survived by his loving wife, the former Joan (Burgess) Helpard; sons, Brian Richard (Kerry) of Gatineau, Que.; Rodney Wayne (Tina) of Porter's Lake; grandchildren, Ryan, Gillian, Kayla, and Phillip; brothers, Wayne and Jimmy; sister, Heather; also several niece and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Richard. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr.. Funeral Service will be held Monday in St. Francis By the Lakes at 2 p.m. Burial in Oakridge Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow in the church hall. Donations may be made to St. Francis by the Lakes.
CLUXTON, Patrick Joseph
April 7, 1955 - February 9, 2009. With his sister, Bernadette by his side, Patrick Cluxton passed away in the VG Site, QEII, after a brief illness. Born and educated in Dublin, Ireland, Patrick arrived in Halifax in 1990. He was predeceased by his father, Patrick. He is survived by his mother, Eileen Cluxton (Cunningham) and his sisters, Lena, Eileen, Sylvia, Theresa, of Ireland; Bernadette, in Canada. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews on both sides of the Atlantic. He was the loving cousin of Patrick and Vivien Hannon and family, of Halifax. Patrick was a proud member of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires, where he had many friends. A memorial service will be held in Canadian Martyrs Church, 5900 Inglis St., Halifax, at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 14. Interment will be in Dublin. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association may be made in Pat's memory.
JEFFCOCK, George Alexander
Died on February 11, 2009. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, husband, and brother. Alex was born on February 5, 1926, near Newcastle upon Tyne in Northumberland, England, to George and Sarah (Taylor) Jeffcock. He is predeceased by his parents; and sister, Winnifred. He is survived by his brother, Clive in Newcastle, England; his loving wife, Vera; daughter, Lezley; son, Malcolm; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A decorated veteran of the Royal Navy, Alex served in both the Atlantic and Pacific theatres. After his discharge from the Royal Navy, Alex served the Crown Agents for the Colonies in Nigeria before immigrating to Canada in 1956 and moving to Nova Scotia in 1958. His commitment to the sciences was reflected in his careers as a laboratory technician, sales manager of a scientific supply company, and eventually as Vice President of Colonial Scientific Ltd. Cremation has occurred and the memorial service will take place in Cole Harbour Funeral Home, Dartmouth, at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 16. Donations in his name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Nova Scotia Division.
SATURLEY, Robert William "Bob"
Passed away in Dartmouth General Hospital on February 9, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Plymouth, England, on January 12, 1924, he was a son of the late William Edgar and Margaret Mary (Dale) Saturley (of Victoria, B.C.). In 1928, after a year in Australia, the family came to live in Victoria, B.C. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy as the first Boy Writer in the RCN at the age of 17. After completing his training and 20 months at sea in the Pacific aboard HMCS Prince Robert, he was transferred to Halifax in 1943, where he met and married the former Joyce Elinor "Peggy" Cook in 1945. While in the Navy, Bob traveled to many parts of the world. In 1953, he was present at the Spithead Review by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II after her coronation. Bob was a champion rifle shot and, during his Naval career, he was the Secretary of the Atlantic Command Rifle Association and won many medals for shooting. He took part in competitions across Canada and in several foreign countries he visited while in the service. He retired from the Navy in 1961 with the rank of Chief Petty Officer First Class WR4 and then obtained a position with the Canadian Petrofina Oil Company. After a year in that position, he became Officer-In-Charge, Canadian Forces Distribution Authority. He remained in that position until his retirement in 1984. He was a long-time member of All Saints Cathedral, serving as Sidesman for many years. His Masonic career began in May 1983, when he was accepted into Composite Lodge No. 105. After working his way through the various offices, he became Master in 1989-90. He was then elected to the office of Treasurer, where he remained until the Lodge closed and all members were transferred to Keith Lodge No. 17. He held the Thirty-Second Degree in the Scottish Rite. He was also a member of Scotia Branch, Royal Canadian Legion. Bob was a gentle man and a gentleman. He loved his home, his family, and his garden. He enjoyed traveling, walking, reading, his computer, historical research, and watching birds in his beautiful garden. He also enjoyed stamp collecting for a number of years. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 63 years, Joyce Elinor "Peggy" (Cook); and his daughter, Suzanne, of Dartmouth; his brothers, David (Judy) in Victoria, B.C., and Michael (Claudette) in Calgary, Alta.; and several nieces, Barbara Boyd (Glen), Brandy Bain (Robert), and Allison Ward (Brad), of Victoria, B.C.; and Alyssa Cappis (Kevin) of Calgary, Alta.; nephew, Adam Saturley, of Calgary, Alta. He was predeceased by his sister, Beryl MacKenzie (Bill) of Victoria, B.C.; and a nephew, Terry MacKenzie, of Campbell River, B.C. Cremation will take place under the auspices of J.A. Snow Funeral Home. At Bob's request, there will be no visitation or memorial service. Family Committal Service will take place in St. Alban's Columbarium in All Saints Cathedral. No flowers please. Donations gratefully accepted to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia and Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch. The family would like to thank Dr. Stavros Savvopoulos for his dedication in trying to heal and the staff of 3 West at Dartmouth General Hospital for their kindness and concern for the comfort of our beloved husband and father.
CURTIS (Gouthro), Eileen
90, North Sydney. It is with great sadness that we the family, announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and sister, Eileen Curtis, age 90, a resident of Northside Community Guest Home and formerly of Ingraham Street, on Thursday, February 12, 2009, in the Guest Home. Born in North Sydney, she was a daughter of the late William and Theresa (MacLellan) Gouthro. Eileen was employed for many years with the cleaning staff at the Clansman Motel. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, and the North Sydney Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club. She is survived by daughter, Linda (Donald) Stewart, Merigomish; son, Patrick Curtis, Moncton, N.B.; stepdaughter, Bernice (Simon) Fraser, North Sydney; stepsons, Bernie (Joan) Curtis, Ball's Creek; Bruce Curtis, Texas; brother, Frank (Marion) Gouthro, North Sydney. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon L. Curtis; son, Blaise; sister, Dorothy Lambert; brothers, Aubrey Gouthro and Bert Gouthro in infancy; stepdaughter, Shirley Cox. Visitation for Eileen will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph Church with Rev. Jim Attwood officiating. Burial to take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.