CARVER (Canning), Theresa Marie
82, of Caledonia, Queens Co., passed away peacefully, Monday, February 16, 2009, at her daughters home in Bridgewater. Born in West Caledonia, Queens Co., she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Beatrice (Forrest) Canning. Predeceased by her loving husband, Ormonde Carver; sisters, Kathleen Kempton and Mae Forrest; brothers, Victor Canning and Leo Canning. Survived by her daughters, Gladys Emisch (Glen) of Weyburn, Sask., and Marion Baxter (Blair) of Bridgewater; her son, Walter Carver (Betty) of Caledonia; her grandchildren, Ryan, Ron, Mike, Tanya, Aaron, Andrew and Channing; great-grandchildren, Alex, Kristin and Nathan; sisters, Avis Weare, and Pauline Brown; brother, Stanley Canning. A faithful member of Saint Jerome's Catholic Church in West Caledonia, she was actively involved for many years in the Parish Council, and the Ladies Guild. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and many hours of fun at the Harmony Sewing Circle. She taught 4-H and worked in the 4-H booths at the North Queens Exhibition. She enjoyed the outdoors, card parties, church functions, and walking was a favorite activity. She enjoyed her hairdressing business from beginning in Barb's salon in Caledonia to opening her own salon in her home where she still continued to serve her clients right into her 82nd year. She lived a full and productive life with her favorite times being spent with family and friends enjoying the simple things in life. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today in Saint Jerome's Roman Catholic Church, West Caledonia, where Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 19, Father Brian Murphy officiating. Burial In the parish cemetery, family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Saint Jerome's Parish or the North Queens Fire Department.
GRAHAM, Martha Hazel
Of Great Village, passed away peacefully Monday, February 16, 2009, at home, surrounded by her family, in her 104th year. Born in Great Village, she was a daughter of the late David Edgar and Ethel (Keith) Graham. Martha had a long and varied career and retired from the Department of National Defense in 1970. She is survived by brother, Edgar; nephews, Keith (Mary), Cortland (Anne), Wayne (Norma); nieces, Carol Hann (Gord), Lynn Wolf (John), Betty-Jean Graham; niece-in-law, Darlene Graham; 18 great- nieces and nephews; 32 great great-nieces and nephews; one great great great-niece. She was predeceased by brothers, Harold, Earle and Frederick; sisters, Achsah Drake, Mary Graham, Margaret Muise and Sylvia McCann; nephew, David Graham. Visitation will be held 2-4 p.m. today and funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, February 19, both in the Royal Canadian Legion, Great Village, with Rev. Don MacQueen officiating. Interment to be held at a later date in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to St. James United Church, Great Village, or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro. The family would like to express many thanks to Martha's caregivers and neighbors for all their many acts of love and compassionate care given to Martha.
ARENBURG, Earl Kitchener
91, of Mountain Lea Lodge, Bridgetown, formerly of Kentville, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2009, in Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Kentville, he was a son of the late James and Eva (Meisner) Arenburg. He had been employed as groundskeeper and in general maintenance for Dr. R.W. Healy. He was a hockey fan and especially enjoyed listening to the Acadia Axemen games on the radio. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by several nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by sisters, Mamie, Greta and Gladys; brothers, John, Roy, Archie, Claude and Gordon. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 18, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, February 19, Rev. Thelma McLeod officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Oak Grove Cemetery, Kentville. Donations in memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
TANNER, John Jobson
69, Lake Echo, passed away at home February 16, 2009. Born in Worthing, Sussex Co., England, January 9, 1940, he came to Canada at the age of seven in 1947. He was a son of the late Harold Theodore "Mike" and Emma Jean (Jobson-Nail) Tanner Clearland, Mahone Bay. In John's younger years he was a registered Mechanic and loved to tinker with cars. John was also known by many people through his work as a waiter in the Metro area for many years. Until a few years ago he was an avid outdoorsman. John loved chopping wood and playing in his wood pile. He was recently only able to be working a couple hours at a time but while he was doing this he enjoyed every minute he spent out there. This was his solitude. John also enjoyed his chocolate. It was nothing for him to sit down and eat 3-4 bars while watching TV. He was actually very proud of this. John has now gone to see his best buddy Hoochie, they both will be watching over us. Surviving are his wife, Betty and son, Johnny; stepchildren, Tony, Kim (Richard) Darr, HRM; Donna, Toronto; first wife, Elsie Beryl Tanner, Lake Echo and their six children, son, Michael (Jackie); daughters, Gloria (Tim) Cull, Debbie Flynn (Carmine Ryan), Judy (Gerry) Leaman, all of Porters Lake; Elsie (Blaise) Greenwood, Mineville, and Donna (Tony) Lajo, Dartmouth; 16 grandchildren; sister, Doreen (Leonard) Spears, Spanish Ship Bay and nephews, Eric and Steven. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home. Memorial service will take place Saturday at 2 p.m. in Good Shepherd Church, 3621 Lawrencetown Rd., Lawrencetown. Memorial donations may be made to your choice of charity in John's name.
MASON, Jason Dale
35, St. Andrews, Antigonish Co., passed away Saturday, February 14, 2009, as a result of an accident. He was born March 26, 1973, in Antigonish to Dale and Rita Mason of Country Harbour. He was a graduate of St. Mary's Rural High and NSCC Strait Area Campus where he graduated with honors in Stationary Engineering. He had been employed by Exxon Mobil for the past 10 years. Jason enjoyed the outdoors spending much of his time four-wheeling and snowmobiling with his buddies. He also enjoyed watching UFC and MMA events. Jason was an extremely hard worker, when not working he was spending quality time with the love of his life, Angie, or with his friends. Jason is survived by wife, Angie; parents, Dale and Rita Mason (Hollett); sisters, Nicole MacEachern (Kendal), Country Harbour and Erica Mason, New Brunswick.; paternal grandmother, Kathleen Mason; four nephews; one niece, and many aunts and uncles; father and mother-in-law, Beau and Beverley MacDonald, St. Andrews; sister-in-law, Kim Delorey (Shawn) and godson, Cooper. Predeceased by maternal grandmother, Minnie Hollett and paternal grandfather, Neil Mason and uncle, Cole Manthorne. Jason will be forever missed and loved by everyone that was lucky enough to have known him. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Funeral mass 10 a.m. Thursday, in St. Andrew's Church, St. Andrew's, Rev. Charles Cameron presiding. Burial in South River Cemetery. Family flowers only please, and donations may be made to charity of your choice.
WAMBOLDT, Elizabeth Anne
59, Greenfield, Queens Co., passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Bridgewater, she was a daughter of John "Lynton" and Nora "Catherine" (Fulton) Martin of Buckfield. Elizabeth attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Her favorite hobbies were weaving, ceramics and reading. She was very active in the Foster Parents Program as well as the Student Exchange program from Germany and Australia. Her love for her grandchildren brought her great joy. She was a member of the Greenfield Sewing Circle as well as involved in the Girl Guides and Brownies programs. Besides her parents, she is survived by her former husband, William; daughters, Jennifer (Glen) Morgan, Halifax; Jackie (Robbie) Shimmin, Vancouver, B.C.; grandchildren, Kaitlyn; Jackson, Jemma and Chloe; brother, Jim (Cecilia) Martin, Yellowknife. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday in Greenfield Baptist Church, Rev. Dennis Nickerson officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater. No flowers or visitation by request. Memorial donations may be made to the IWK Health Center, Halifax or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater.
FOX, Edith Louise
90, Halifax, died at Northwood Centre on February 14, 2009, after a lengthy illness. Born in Garnish, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Charlotte (Bond, Grandy) Cluett and stepfather, Robert Cluett. Widowed after 14 years of marriage to her husband, Earl Clarence Fox, Mom dedicated her long life to her family and service to others. Earlier in life, she enjoyed playing bridge with close friends, attending church at St. John's United Church and later at Northwood where she sang in the choir, volunteering and assisting her many friends and acquaintances at Northwood and elsewhere, and especially cooking her wonderful meals for us all. Her family is most grateful to the Northwood staff and volunteers, in particular, Buffy, who took such good care of her over many years. She was also predeceased by her father and mother-in-law, George and Stella (Josey) Fox; brother, William Grandy; brother-in-law and stepsister, Bruce and Greta (Cluett) Phillips; stepbrother, Marvin Cluett; brother-in-law, Lloyd Fox and grandson, David Lloyd Fox in infancy. She is survived by daughter, Linda Nevin (Robert); son, George Fox (Claudia); brother, Leslie Grandy (Florence-deceased); brother-in-law, Glenn Fox (Lois); sister-in-law, Muriel Dutchak (Walter-deceased); her adored grandchildren, Matthew, James (Heather), Jennifer, Heather, and Andrew (Amos) and great-grandson, Charles Nevin; many nieces and nephews. Cremation has take place. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. today in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. The funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 19, in the chapel in Northwood Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of choice may be made in Edith's memory.
PASHER, Clara Virginia
Died February 14, 2009. She was a daughter of the late George and Martha (Bresson) Cecchetto. Surviving are daughters, Melvina, Donnelda; son, Brian; brothers, Georgie, George; sisters, Georgetta, Anna; grandchildren, Rayonie, Stephen, David, Michael, Buddy; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by husband, Melvin; son, Stephen; brother, Sonny. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home. Funeral February 21, 11 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard, St. Michael Church, River Ryan. A luncheon will follow in St. Agnes Hall.
HARRISS, Victor Jackson
92, Sydney. We regret to announce the passing of Victor Jackson Harriss, of Kings Road, Sydney, who passed away at home on Monday, February 16, 2009, with his niece, Patricia Harriss by his side. Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Richard and Ann Ella (Powell) Harriss. An innovative and well-known construction businessman for over 60 years, Victor owned and operated Meadows Sand and Gravel Ltd. and Harriss and Harriss Ltd. Vic along with his wife, Joan enjoyed many long hours at their property at Northside East Bay, sailing the "Caprice" on the Bras D'or Lakes. He was predeceased by his wife, Joan (Young); sisters, Eunice Harriss and Beatrice Daly; brothers, Herb and Richard. Vic was the last surviving member of his immediate family. A memorial service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Thursday 2 p.m., with Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to the United Way or The Salvation Army.
OICKLE, Carrie Louise
78, of Bridgewater, Lunenburg Co., passed away peacefully February 16, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Middlewood, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Beatrice (Slauenwhite) Whynot. Surviving are her children, Clarence, Linda Oickle (Barry), Elaine Beck (Eugene), Richard (Marion); brothers, Norman (Hazel), John, Paul (Shirley), Stanley and Carl; sister, Sandra Johnson (Arnold); 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Charlie; brothers, Donald in infancy, James and Lawrence; sister, Maria. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Funeral service will take place 2 p.m. Wednesday in Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, Cookville. Brother Ron Miller Officiating. Burial in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater. Immediate family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the family or Canadian Cancer Society.
FROTTEN, Joseph "Roger"
75, Digby, passed away February 15, 2009, in Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre, Waterville. Born in Argyle (Bell Neck), he was a son of the late Alfred and Elizabeth (Doucet) Frotten. He worked for Basil Porter's Mill for many years. Surviving are his wife, Mary Frotten; daughters, Bonnie (Brian) Frotten, Digby; Elizabeth (Bob), St. John, N.B.; Kayla, Digby; sons, Clyde (Naomi), Moncton, N.B.; Patrick (Aimee), Halifax; brothers, Lawrence, Digby; Melvin, New Germany; sister, Jane (Clyde) Trimper, Delia; eight grandchildren. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, in Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby, from where funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Pastor Freda MacDonald will officiate. Interment in Hillgrove Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.