NEWCOMBE, Evelyn Mary
59, of Aldershot, Kings Co., formerly of Halls Harbour, passed away Saturday, February 14, 2009 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Kingston Village, Kings Co., she was a daughter of the late Harry and Irene (Floyd) Gould. She volunteered for the Halls Harbour Community Association. She loved the outdoors, was known as a hard worker and a generous loving person. She enjoyed playing computer games, working as a fundraiser, and was known for her joking and laughter. She is survived by her husband, Peter, New Minas; a daughter, Mary Evelyn Newcombe, Kentville; a son, Anthony Clay Newcombe (Lorri Ann), New Minas; sisters, Joyce Gould, Barrie, Ont.; Marsha (Jack Blinn) Gould, Gaspereau Mountain; brothers, Leo Gould, Waterville; Clarence (Charlene) Gould, Truro; grandchildren, Gregory Church and Daniel White; special friends, Reta Henshaw, Nadine Kimball, Ron Jones, and Carey Pineo; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Norma. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, February 17, 2009 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 18, Pastor David Cumby officiating. Burial will take place in the West Brooklyn Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to the Lung Association. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
DARES, Stanley George
68, passed away February 9, 2009, in Fort McMurray, Alta. He was the son of the late J. Albert and Hazel (Brown) Dares. He is survived by his loving wife, Corinne; sons, Blaine and Troy (Charmarie); and sisters, Elvin Gaetz and Jean (Lloyd) Wilson. He was predeceased by his niece and godchild, Cindy (Wilson) Spears. Funeral took place in All Saints Anglican Church in Fort McMurray, Alta., with Rev. D. McClure officiating. Interment followed on February 13.
SCHOFIELD, Ronald Sylvester
97, of White Rock, Kings Co., passed away Friday, February 13, 2009, at home. Cremation has taken place under the direction of White Family Funeral Home, Kentville and there will be no visitation or funeral service by family request. Donations in memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
59, Hebron. Our beloved husband and father, Phillip, went to be with his lord and savior on February 14, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. He was born in Corberrie to Hermeline (Thibault) Lombard, Corberrie and the late Gerard Lombard. Survived by wife, Susan; daughters, Kim, Brooklyn; Liette (Earl Deveau), Grosses Coques; grandchildren, Joshua, Noah, Izaac; brothers, Denis, Thomas, Michel; sisters, Yvonne, Claudette, Jeannette, Stella, Jocelyn, Suzanne, Judy. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, February 17, in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 18 in Royal Canadian Legion, Saulnierville, with Rev. Robert Cross and Pastor Pernell Muise officiating. Interment in Lakeside Cemetery, Havelock. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society's Palliative and Supportive Care, Yarmouth Hospital. Valentines Day What a blessed day for the love of my life to leave. He will be in our hearts forever.
BOUTILIER, Harris "Leo"
79, died February 16, 2009, in the wonderful care of Scotia Nursing Home, Beaver Bank. Leo spent his life passionately loving and playing music, and worked until his retirement at the Halifax Dockyards. He was a son of the late Herbert and Irene (Jollimore) Boutilier. He is survived by his wife, Etta (Nickerson) Boutilier; daughters, Christina (Richard) Livingston, Pamela (Hunter) Hild, Michele (Robert) Muir; son, Glenn (Louise Ashawasegai) Boutilier; "like-a-son", Darren LaPierre; brother, Frank (Mabel) Boutilier; grandchildren, Noel, Nicole, Allie, Ashleigh, Ian, Grace and Oliver. Leo was predeceased by sister, Elfreda Slaunwhite; brothers, Wilson and Ernest. Arrangements are under the direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield, where cremation has taken place. By request, there will be no visitation or service. Burial to be held at a later date. "For you, our hands reach out to the highest points, to the deepest depths, to the soul of the man. To touch, to hold, to endure. May we always walk through life hand in hand."
85, of Halifax, passed away February 15, 2009, in Drummond Hall, Parkland Estates. Born in Liverpool, England, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Millie Delamar. Muriel was a member of the Timber Corps of the British Women's Land Army during the Second World War. She enjoyed the friendship of the ladies of the War Brides Association. Muriel and Don lived in Kentville, Don Mills, Ont., and Halifax. She attended Bethany and St. Andrew's United Churches and was a member of the Rackham Unit of the UCW. Muriel and Don enjoyed good times with family and friends in Hackett's Cove, their cottage at Brule and several winters in Florida. Most recently she enjoyed the companionship of new friends in Parkland Estates in Halifax; adding to the many friendships made over her lifetime. Muriel is survived by daughters, Wendy Bethune, Brantford, Ont. and Pam Bulpin, Delta, B.C.; son, Sandy (Sue Murtagh) Smith, Halifax; sisters-in-law, Joan Delamar, Hackett's Cove and Jean Smith, Halifax; grandchildren, Allison (Bethune) Cooper and Ian Cooper, Toronto, Ont.; Mark Bethune, London, England; Richard Bulpin (Karly Cook), Langley, B.C.; Debbie (Bulpin) Martyn and Scott Martyn, Langley, B.C.; Katie Smith, Halifax; Ben Smith, Halifax. Muriel leaves many nieces, nephews and cousins in Canada and England. She was predeceased by husband, Donald MacGeorge Smith; all of her siblings; sons-in-law, Don Bethune and Don Bulpin. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, February 19th, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, where funeral service will be held Friday, February 20th, at 2 p.m., Rev. Vince Ihasz officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to any charity. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Parkland Estates, Aberdeen and Drummond Halls and Select Care. Special thanks to family physician, Dr. David Tilley.
75, formerly of Hillsburn, passed away February 6, 2009, in Essex, Ont. He is survived by wife, Christina (Neumiller), Essex, Ont.; brother-in-law, Henry and his wife, Kathy Neumiller, Erna and Dean Ausman, Harrow Ont.; several nieces and nephews; brothers, Cyril, Seabrook; Carl, Hillsburn. He was predeceased by father, Charles Freeman Wade; mother, Hazel Lee (Guest); brothers, Elmer, Wilfred, Emdon, Malcolm; sisters, Elaine, Ruth. Funeral service was conducted by Rev. David Steadman. Interment in Colchester Memorial Cemetery. Donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, or charity of your choice.
GILLIS, Ramona Marie
Died February 15, 2009. A daughter of the late Donald and Donelda (Webb) MacIntyre, she is survived by daughters, Rita, Michelle (Shelly), Melanie (Robert), Denise (Tommy); son, William (Laurie); brother, Donald; sisters, Lois (Roy), Bernice, Colleen (Robert), Sally (Jim); grandchildren, Shannon, Matthew, Conar, Jordan, Caroline, Keith, Kyle, Brandon, Bethany, Breagh, Jaden. Also predeceased by her first husband, William; second husband, Gilbert. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home. Funeral mass 2 p.m., Thursday, St. Anthony Church.
NELSON, Thelma Vivian
94, Mill Village, Hants Co., passed away with her loving family by her side on February 16, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born July 28, 1914, in Boston, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Loren and Mary (Brown) Campbell. Orphaned at an early age, she, with her sister Frances, were sent home to Nova Scotia to live with their maternal grandparents, the late Leonard and Maritta Brown, in North Salem, Hants Co. Thelma was a homemaker all her life, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a wonderful neighbour, having babysat many of the neighbourhood children. She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Marion (Howard) Schofield, MacPhees Corner; Sylvia Fisher, Alberta; Cora (Wendell) Weir, Stewiacke; Linda (Don) Wyer, Halifax; sons, Albert, Sarnia, Ont.; Seward (Dorothy), Amherstburg, Ont.; Loren (Shirley MacDonald), Mill Village, Hants Co.; Otis (Edith), Stewiacke East; Darrell, Alberta; daughters-in-law, Bertha, Susan and Sylvia Queripel-Nelson; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Sidney; daughter, Melissa (Cook) Nelson; son, Gerald, and stillborn infant; great-granddaughter, Melissa Dawn; sister, Frances and two sisters in infancy. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today, with funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, both in Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Main St., Shubenacadie, M. Dale Crawford, DLM officiating. Spring interment in Brookside Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Special thanks to the homecare workers, who took such good care of our mother, also the nurses on 3 North at Colchester Regional Hospital.
MURPHY, John Arther
64, of Beaver Meadow, Antigonish Co., died suddenly on Sunday, February 15, 2009. John Arther was born in Hillcrest, Antigonish Co., a son of Bernard and Catherine (MacDonald) Murphy. He was a wonderful and devoted father, grandfather and husband. He will be forever remembered for his generous spirit, keen sense of social justice, and his strong desire to understand and help the people around him. He was a kind, gentle and caring presence in his community near and far. He was passionate about making the world a better place for us all and renowned for his unlimited hospitality and sense of humour. John Arther studied at St. FX University and graduated from Social Work at Ryerson University. He worked for Development and Peace for over 25 years. His time with Development and Peace allowed him to connect with people from all walks of life here and around the world. His passion and skills to work with and engage people, led him naturally to politics. John Arther was active in the New Democratic Party for over 35 years; he was a committed campaigner, candidate, and he worked at various levels of the provincial party. He was currently the Provincial President. His energy and enthusiasm for provincial politics was boundless. His other work included numerous community boards and organizations, minor a sports, Maritime Fishermen's Union. He was always ready to lend a helping hand. John Arther will be dearly missed by his children, Flora (Francisco Gomes), Michael, Lindsay and granddaughter, Mica Lindsay Gomes; his wife, Barbara de Marsh and her children, Edwin (Kristen Bell), Lila, and Emilie Pavey; his siblings, Theresa (Brian) Flynn, Anne Murphy, DJ (Karen) Murphy, Florence (John) MacLean, Salva (Wayne) Doll and his large extended family. He was predeceased by his wife, Lindsay Myers; his parents, and his brothers, Fraser and Hughie Murphy. Visitation in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish, today from 2- 4 and 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 7 -9 p.m. Funeral will be held in St. Ninian's Cathedral on Friday, February 20, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Andrew Gillies and Rev. Alex MacKinnon presiding. Burial at a later date. In memory, donations to Canadian Cancer Society, Nova Scotia Branch, Lindsay Health Centre for Women, or Stephen Lewis Foundation appreciated.
68, of Yarmouth, formerly of Little Brook, died February 16, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Saulnierville Station, he was a son of the late Albert and Catherine (Smith) Saulnier. He was a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus Conseil Sigogne 6348, Comeauville. Surviving are wife, Agnes, Yarmouth; son, Marcel (Stacey), Meteghan Centre; grandchildren, Samantha, Diane, Garrett; brothers, Desiré, Amselm, Robert, Delbert, Russel; sisters, Philomene, Cerita, Victorine. He was predeceased by brothers, Norman, Antoin, Marcel in infancy; sisters, Evangeline, Lorraine. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Meteghan Funeral Home, with Knights of Columbus Prayers at 8 p.m. Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday in St. Mary's Church, Church Point, Rev. Paul Belliveau officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch or a charity of your choice.