Stanley Wilbur Pick
PICK, Stanley Wilbur - 81, Bedford, passed away July 6, 2003, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII, Halifax. Born in White Rock, Kings Co., he was a son of the late Partlo and Edna (Patterson) Pick.
He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas. He worked for Municipal Contracting Ltd. in Bedford, until his retirement. Stanley was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 95, Bedford.
He will be dearly missed by his daughters, Shirley Pick (Terry Ward), Alberta; Sharon Pick-Neves (Alban), Mount Uniacke; Joan Lunn (Ron), Eastern Passage; grandchildren, Stanley, Charlene, Alban, Ronnie and Amanda; great-grandchildren, Melissa and Cassie-Bea; brothers, Elmer and Reginald, both of White Rock; Delbert, Wolfville; sisters, Freda Long and Phyllis Pick, both of Wolfville; Stella Brown, Sackville; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Beatrice (McInnis); brothers, Arthur and Huey; sister, Bertha.
Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today with Royal Canadian Legion service at 7 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, July 10, both in W.C. Hiltz/White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Rev. Gary Manthorne officiating. Burial will take place in White Rock Cemetery.
Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to White Rock Cemetery Fund.
Anna Lucy Purkis
PURKIS, Anna Lucy - 66, Lower Sackville, passed away July 6, 2003, in Northwood Centre, Halifax. Born in Glen Haven, St. Margaret's Bay, she was a daughter of the late James and Helen Dauphinee.
She was a seamstress at Victoria General Hospital up until her retirement. Anna possessed a wonderful sense of humor. She was a real sweetie. One of her passions was her love of animals.
Surviving are daughter, Elizabeth Purkis, Vancouver; son, Andrew, Lower Sackville; brother, Stanley Dauphinee, St. Croix; four grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Alfred Purkis.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, Rev. Patricia Malin officiating. Burial to take place in Oakridge Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Rachael Ann Leslie
LESLIE, Rachael Ann - We are celebrating the life of Ann who passed away at age 77 on July 6, 2003, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax.
Born in Barrs Settlement on March 9, 1926, she settled in Kentville, where for many years she worked at Canadian Tire and Campbells Variety. For the past 11 years Ann lived with her sister Louise Sawler in Maplewood, Lunenburg Co., much to the pleasure of many in the community who enjoyed her culinary delights and unsurpassed chocolate cakes.
Ann is survived by her son, David; sister, Louise; brother, Rupert Reeves; granddaughter, Michelle; nieces and nephews, Erma Blenus, Emery Sawler, Mabel Chambers, Lonnie Sawler, Scott Sawler, Julieann Russell, Eva Rose Sawler, Ernie Sawler and Carol Reeves; daughter-in-law, Charmaine; step-grandchildren, Jeremy, Ashley and Daniel.
Ann was predeceased by her husband, Bert; daugther-in-law, Darlene Leslie; brother, Ken Reeves; niece, Edith Sawler.
Anyone who knew Ann will remember her for her ability to put everyone else first, her kind thoughtful giving personality, the twinkle in her eye and the kindness in her voice. She will be greatly missed.
Donations in Ann's memory may be made to Bide Awhile Animal Shelter, 12 Eaton Ave., Dartmouth, NS B2Y 2X5.
Bergen Edward Gillis
GILLIS, Bergen Edward - Eight months. Our beautiful baby passed away peacefully into God's hands on Sunday, July 6, 2003. This precious angel died in the arms of his parents surrounded by those who loved him.
Bergen was born November 8, 2002, in IWK Health Centre, Halifax. The name Bergen which means mountain, was an appropriate name for one with such an indomitable will. His short journey through this life was a series of mountains to be climbed. Bergen conquered each with strength and determination, often leading us with an infectious laugh or a bat of his soulful brown eyes. Though it was time to let him go, his spirit will live on with us forever.
Left behind with cherished memories are his adoring parents, Melanie Stromberg and Duncan Gillis, Dartmouth. Bergen is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Joan Stromberg and doting aunt, Brianna Stromberg, both of Calgary, Alta. Also mourning his loss are paternal grandparents, Duncan and Lynne Gillis; uncle, Michael Gillis and aunt, Maureen Gillis; great-grandparents, Edward and Eileen Durdle and Martha Gillis, all of New Waterford. Bergen holds a special place in the hearts of godparents, Shaun Burchell and Lisa Craig and special auntie, Lisa Mackenzie, all of Halifax.
Bergen was predeceased by maternal grandfather, Brian Stromberg, who shared his birthdate.
Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, service 3 p.m. Thursday, July 10, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, Chaplain Colleen Quinn officiating. Cremation to follow with burial at a later date. A reception will be held in Atlantic Funeral Home Family Reception Centre.
Donations in Bergen's memory may be made to IWK Special Care Nursery.
On-line condolences may be made to: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com or www.bergenedwardgillis.ca
Lord teach me to give back to Thee, the treasure Thou dids't lend to me.
Harris Ross Allison
ALLISON, Harris Ross - 79, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully July 6, 2003, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Harris was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Born in Five Mile River, he was a son of the late Benson and Ilda (Miller) Allison.
Harris was retired from the Bedford Magazine. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving in the army. He joined the army when he was 15, by the age of 19 he was Staff Sergeant. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and especially gardening in his later years.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby; children, Jerry (Velma), Sherbrooke; Beverly, Barry (Heather), Jeff, Kim (Les) Cattral, all of Dartmouth; brother, Cleland (Olive), Fredericton; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandsons. He was predeceased by brother, Matthew; sisters, Hazel, Bertha, Merle, Jean and Reta.
Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, in Port Wallace United Church, Rev. Ivan Gregan officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Burial will be in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens.
Family flowers only. Donations in Harris' memory may be made to the Parkinson's Society of Canada, Maritime Region or The Arthritis Society.
Donald Curtis Huntley
HUNTLEY, Donald Curtis - 67, Mount Uniacke, passed away peacefully at home, after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by his family, July 5, 2003. Born in Truro, he was a son of Violet (Sweet) Huntley.
He was formerly employed with Roy Judge for many years and later he and his wife were owners and operators of Colonial Camping until their retirement in 2000. He enjoyed fishing and travelling with his family.
He will be dearly missed by his beloved wife of 49 years, Patricia "Pat" (Reid); sons, Byron, Randy, Dale (Debbie), Kevin (Cathy); daughter, Debbie; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother, Gerald (Carol).
Besides his mother he was predeceased by his niece, Lisa.
Cremation has taken place. A private family memorial service Tuesday, July 8, in Oakridge Memory Gardens Chapel. Interment to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Uniacke District Volunteer Fire Department.