SELLARS, Wilnah J. "Jean"
91, of West Lawrencetown, passed away February 18, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Rockley, Cumberland Co., she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Mabel (Thompson) Gordon. She taught for 13 years mostly in one-room schools in the Cumberland County area then finished her teaching career in Windsor Junction. She then married and moved to West Lawrencetown in 1952. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was an avid reader, enjoyed genealogy, crossword puzzles and going for drives. She is survived by daughters, Margaret Sellars, West Lawrencetown; Elsie (Art) Pellerin, Lawrencetown; Christine Sellars, West Lawrencetown; son, Gordon (Heather Smith), Westville; sister, Margaret Chitty, Gananaque, Ont.; brother, Edwin Gordon, Pugwash; grandchildren, Brian, Kevin, Kelsey, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Cecil Arthur Sellars, and son Gary in infancy. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 24, in A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, in Good Shepherd Church, Lawrencetown, Pastor Gary Boyd officiating. Burial in the Sellar family plot. Family flowers only. Donations to Good Shepherd Church.
87, Truro, passed away February 20, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Burnt Island, N.L., he was the only son of the late James and Rebecca (Organ) MacDonald and grew up in Halifax. Russell was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces for 31 years serving with the Princess Louise Fusiliers during the Second World War in Italy, Germany, and Holland. He also served in the Korean War and in Egypt on a peacekeeping mission. After retiring from the military, Russell worked at Camp Debert as a civilian for 10 years. Russell enjoyed his family, especially the young ones, dancing, bowling, reading and he was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26. He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce (MacDonald) of 61 years; sons, Rick (Karen), Allan (Linda), Randy (Sonya); daughter, Krista; nine grandchildren; three great-granddaughters. Cremation has taken place. A Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26 Tribute Service followed by a memorial service will be held on Monday, February 23 at 1 p.m. followed by a reception in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. The family wish to extend their thanks to the caring staff at Colchester Regional Hospital and to Dr. Slipp for their care and compassion.
NICKERSON, Daryel Marshall
52, West Head, Shelburne Co., passed away on February 19, 2009, in the V.G. Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Swim's Point, he was a son of Catherine (Atkinson) and the late Sable Nickerson. Besides his mother, he is survived by daughters, Denise Nickerson (Robert), Ashley Nickerson (Tyson), both of Newellton; Amanda Nickerson, Antigonish; brothers, Terrance, Robert (Shelly), both of Clark's Harbour; Shawn (Barbara), Newellton; close friend and relative, Steven (Daneen) Atwood, Centreville. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in H. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Barrington. Funeral will be 3 p.m., Sunday from United Baptist Stone Church, Clark's Harbour, Rev. Shaun Hatfield officiating. Burial will be in Oakvale Cemetery, Clark's Harbour. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Rosalin Nickerson Care Fund or charity of your choice.
CONNOLLY, Gerald Francis
87, of Dartmouth, passed away February 17, 2009, after a brief illness. Born October 27, 1921, in London, England, he was a son of James Connolly and Victoria Cuigniez; beloved father of Jane (Peter Nicholson), Andrew (Rita Kalt), Gregory (Lynne Bell), James (Jocelyn Walton), Christine (Pierre Igot), Anthony (Tara Williams) and Adam (Angela Hewitt). Also survived by his beloved grandchildren, Alexandria, Mitchell and Liam Connolly and Peter and Christie Nicholson; his great- grandchildren, Sabrina, Gabriel and Jacqueline; his former wife, Thelma (Smart) Bliss; his brother, John (Renette Dilkes), and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Mary (Michael O'Brien). Educated at boarding school, Mr. Connolly worked in industry before being called to the British Army in 1944. He served in the Middle East Command and was posted to Egypt from 1945 to 1947. After military service he married and worked at various jobs before deciding that the future lay in Canada. The family immigrated to Nova Scotia in February 1956, landing at Pier 21 in Halifax. Their story is part of the Pier 21 database and museum history project. Employed by Cossor (Canada) Ltd. from 1956 to 1960, Mr. Connolly was involved in the building of navigation, communication and radar equipment until he left to join the Naval Research Establishment, where he was employed for three years. In 1963 he joined the newly founded Bedford Institute of Oceanography as a marine instrument maker, retiring in 1986. A gifted inventor, he made many of the practical tools used by the Institute for undersea research. He kept a workshop at home and used it almost daily up until his death. He had a passion for problem-solving and enjoyed crosswords and political history when he wasn't watching soccer or tennis on the television. A consummate gentleman, he will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Cremation has taken place under the direction of A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 21, in St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1 Kuhn Dr., Westphal, Dartmouth. A reception will follow in the church hall. There will be no visitation. Family flowers only, please. Interment at a later date in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Annapolis Royal. Donations in memory of Mr. Connolly may be made to Pier 21: www.pier21.com or the charity of your choice. The family would like to thank Dr. Jill Lawless and the nursing staff of 4th Floor West at Dartmouth General Hospital for their kindness.
76, Georges River. It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Sidney Ingram, age 76, of Georges River, on Thursday, February 19, 2009, in Northside General Hospital. Born in Burgeo, N.L., he was the son of the late Fred and Fanny (Harris) Ingram. He was a retired fisherman, who was formerly employed at H.B. Nickerson & Sons and later as the Skipper of his own boat, the Derek & Sheri. Sid, a devoted Christian, was known by many for his strong faith, love for God and kindness to others. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church most of his life and attended Grace Fellowship Church in Sydney Mines. Surviving are his daughters and sons, Cindy (Paul) Hawkins, Lawrencetown; Paul (Rebecca) Ingram, Lower Sackville; Cherri Ingram, Eastern Passage; Joel (Cristen) Ingram, Lower Sackville; his grandchildren, Crystal and John Hawkins, Jessica, Jeremy and Shannon Ingram, Logan and Jamie Lee Bissett and Brennan, Nicholas, Logan, Caleb and Joshua Ingram. Also surviving are his brothers, Fred Ingram, North Sydney; Howard (Freda) Ingram, Port Aux Basques; his twin brother, Edward "Ned" (Stella) Ingram, North Sydney and his sisters, Phyllis Eccleston, Michigan; Marie Keeping, North Sydney; brother-in-law, Gordon Cluett, North Sydney, and also his dear friend, Marleen Williams. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Jessie (Cluett) Ingram; brothers, George and Winston Ingram, brothers-in-law, Arthur Keeping and John Eccleston, and sister-in-law Susan Cluett. Visitation for Sid will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from Grace Fellowship Church, Sydney Mines with Pastor Richard Barnes officiating and burial in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
ROACH, Alexander "Gander"
88, New Waterford, died February 16, 2009. Born in New Waterford, he was a son of the late Hubert J. and Frances Roach. Surviving are daughters, Bernetta, Maria, Carmel, Kathleen, Lorraine; stepdaughter, Mary; sons, Leo, Alexander, Donald, Joseph, Michael; stepson, Henry; two brothers; two sisters; 18 grandchildren. He was predeceased by wife, Mary Bridget (MacNeil); daughter, Teresa; four brothers; five sisters. No visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. Funeral Monday at 2 p.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard, St. Michael Church.
KELLY, Ruth Elizabeth
85, North Sydney and more recently of Braeside Home for Special Care, Middle Musquodoboit, passed away February 18, 2009, in Braeside. Born in New Waterford, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Jean (Murphy) Gregor. In her younger years, she received a business certificate from Mount Allison University as a secretary, but chose not to work outside the home. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially walking and skating; had great interest in artistic painting, and was an avid reader and bridge player. Surviving are son, Harry (Valda); granddaughters, Alanna and Allison; great-grandson, Cameron; sister, Shirley Harvey. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Kelly; brothers, Harry and Fred; sisters, Vera and Doris. Cremation has taken place. A funeral service will be held in St. James United Church, Upper Musquodoboit, at a later date. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to St. James United Church, or a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.
BEADLE, Thomas Leandera
51, of 114 Beech Rd., Pictou Landing First Nation, died February 17, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Walter and Marion (Beadle) Francis. Thomas was a resident of Pictou Landing First Nation all of his life, where he worked as a bona fide lobster fisherman for 15 plus years and was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church. He worked with the Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association as a counselor for several years. He is survived by his partner, Shannon Labode, Prince Edward Island; former wives, Theresa Julian, Pictou Landing First Nation; Peggi Thayer, Pictou Landing First Nation; sons, Daniel, Dray, Quinn, all of Prince Edward Island; Roger Julian, Pictou Landing First Nation; daughters, Cora Thayer, Alberta; Josie Julian, Pictou Landing First Nation; Tyra Labobe, Prince Edward Island; grandchildren, Cassia Thayer-McNiven, Ann Thayer-McNiven and Keigan Thayer-McNiven, all of Alberta; god children, Andie Augustine, Jonathan Beadle, Jeremy Beadle, Sabrina Julian, Willimina Gregory, Jean Gregory and Victoria Anna Gregory; brothers, Gerald Beadle, Moncton; Walter Francis Jr., Richard Francis, Jonathan Francis, Jonathen Francis and Karl Lafford, all of Eskasoni; sisters, Virginia Augustine, and Maurina Beadle, both of Pictou Landing First Nation; Mary Francis, Beverly Francis and Eunice Lafford, all of Eskasoni; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Fabian. His remains will rest at the home of his sister, Maurina Beadle, at 84 Eagle Rd., Pictou Landing First Nation after 7 p.m. Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 1 p.m. Saturday from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, with Father Gary MacPherson officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow.
CROUSE, Kathleen Alice
94, Bridgewater, passed away peacefully on February 18, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. She was a daughter of the late John and Fanny (Wale) MacDonald. Kaye spent many years working in Crouse's Grocery Store, North King Street, that was owned and operated by her and husband Russell. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 24, Ladies Auxiliary, Bridgewater. She is survived by sons, Paul (Sharon), Wileville; Reginald (Shirley), Bridgewater; grandchildren, Loreen (Brad) Webb, Wallaceburg, Ont.; Terry (Margaret) Crouse, Hammonds Plains; Sharon (Craig) Bolivar, Italy Cross; Sandra (Tim) Johnston, Kingston; Kerri (Kenneth) Weagle, Dayspring; Ryan Crouse, Wileville; stepgrandchildren, Michael (Sano) Muir, Brampton, Ont.; Robert (Tracy) Muir, Toronto, Ont.; great-grandchildren, Laura, Paul, Louanna Webb, Nevaeh Bolivar, Madison and Logan Johnston, Amber Weagle; step great-grandchildren, Nathan, Nicholas, Brian and Alexander Muir, Ontario; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Russell; brothers, Roger and Donald "Jiggs" MacDonald; sisters, Jessie (Cook), Bertha (Wright), Nancy (Schrader); infant great-grandson, Maccoy Bolivar. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sweeny's Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to any charity of your choice. Memorial service will take place in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Bridgewater, Saturday, February 21, at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Ron Appleton officiating.
COOK, Donald Gordon
Bridgewater, passed away of a heart attack, on February 17, 2009, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in 1927, he grew up on the family farm in Cookville. In his younger years he drove a cream truck for Mackenzie's Creamery, tractor trailers for Hartlens and bus for Mackenzie Bus Line before becoming a mechanic at Andrew's Shell in Bridgewater. In 1976 he began to manage and operate Don Cook's Irving in Pinehurst. He ended his career as a custodian for the Municipality of Lunenburg. Never one to shun work, he was hampered by a 'game leg ' that was a result of a farm tractor accident early in his life. Don enjoyed his years of retirement and could often be seen scooting around town on his blue power scooter. Don maintained his sense of humor during his four month hospital stay. He was appreciative of the care he was given and was always ready to share a joke or a story. He leaves behind to grieve his wife of 54 years, Margery (Lohnes); daughter, Peggy Smith (Paul); brothers, Everett (Margaret Ann), James (Diane); sisters, Helen Cook, Eddie Hall (Wally); sisters-in-law, Phyllis Joudrey (Basil), Helen Silver (Herald), Hope Lohnes (Lincoln), and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by daughter, Donna; father, Gordon; mother, Idella (Wentzell), and sister, Lucille Silver (Harold). Cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held at a later date. No flowers or visitation by request. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Canadian Cystic Fibroses Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater.