59, Hebron. Our beloved husband and father, Phillip, went to be with his Lord and Saviour on February 14, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. He was born in Corberrie to Hermeline (Thibault) Lombard, and the late Gerard Lombard. He married Susan Burke on December 23, 1968. He worked in heavy construction and is survived by his wife of 40 years; daughters, Kim Foote, Brooklyn; Liette (Earl Deveau), Grosses Coques; grandchildren, Joshua, Noah, Izaac; brothers, Denis, Thomas, Michel; sisters, Yvonne, Claudette, Jeannette, Stella, Jocelyn, Suzanne, Judy; nieces and nephews. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, 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 Unit, Yarmouth Hospital. "Valentine's Day. What a blessed day for the love of my life to leave. He will be in our hearts forever."
MacDONALD, Regis W.
Passed away peacefully in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital on February 13, 2009. Born in Inverness on October 30, 1932, she was the daughter of the Late Dan (the post) and Margaret (MacEachern) MacDonald. She was a member of Stella Maris Church, Inverness. Regis had great faith and devotion to prayer and her church. She also worked most of her life in Inverness as a telephone operator, at Freeman's Pharmacy, and at St. Mary's Hospital. She was a care giver to her father for years and will be missed by all who came in contact with her. Survived by sisters, Annie, Mass., U.S.A.; Genevieve, Inverness; Gertrude (Sinclair) Hawley, Windsor, Ont.; brothers, Alex (Rose) Indiana, Gregor, Brookland, Mass.; stepsons, Perry, Glen, and Lowell. She was predeceased by her husband, Tom; stepson, Kirby; sister, Mary; brother, Donald; and sister in infancy. There will be no visitation and no flowers please. Funeral mass will be held on Monday, February 16 at 11 a.m. in Stella Maris Church, Inverness, with Father Duncan MacIsaac officiating, burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Always There Campaigne c/o of Inverness Hospital Foundation or to the Stella Maris Parish Cemetery Fund, Inverness.
MacASKILL, Bruce Corbitt
64, Glace Bay, passed away on February 10, 2009. Born in Glace Bay he was the son of the late John and Helen MacAskill. Bruce is survived by brother, Bill in Edmonton, Alta., and Norman in Sydney. Bruce was predeceased by his brothers, John, Dan, George, and Edward. Visitation will be held in Patten Funeral Home, Glace Bay, on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 2 p.m. in St. Mary's. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bruce's memory can be made to the CNIB or the Canadian Diabetes association.
84, Glace Bay, passed away on Wednesday, February 11, 2009, in the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Leo was the son of the late Michael and Sarah (Moore) Nolan of Caledonia. Survived by his wife, Verus (Kelly); daughters, Leona, Caroline, Denise, Cecelia; cherished grandchildren, Laurie, Shawn; great-grandchildren, Rebecca and Nolan, and Cameron; sisters, Mellie, Ernie, Charlena; brothers, Joe, Terence and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sisters, Margaret, Etta, Anne, Christie, brothers, Billy, John "Jit" and Angus. Memorial will be held 2 p.m. on February 16, 2009 in Holy Cross Church,
MESSANGER, Harold S.
Passed away on February 12, 2009. A native of Dominion Street, Sydney, Harold was the son of the late Millage and Rosetta (Johnson) Messenger. He will be sadly missed by his daughters, Ruth (Roger) MacNeil, Marie (Tony) MacPherson, Hazel Messenger, Evelyn (Brian) Gouthro - only son, Harold (Tillie); and one sister, Hazel Messenger; nine grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife, Mary Alice (Forbes); brothers, Melbourne, Allister, Russell; and one sister, Mary. Visitation will be held Monday, February 16, 2009, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home. Funeral will be held 2 p.m. on February 17, 2009 in the Church of the Good Shepherd. Donations may be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd Memorial Fund.
DROVER, Leslie Walter
Died peacefully at his home in Courtice, Ont., on Thursday, February 12, 2009, in his 69th year. Les was the beloved husband of Sharyn and loving father of Darrell (Kelly), Michelle, and Aaron (Candace Kyle). Proud papa of Andrew and Mitchell. He was a son of Annie and the late Walter Drover; brother of Michael, Karen, and the late Victor and Gary. Les will be lovingly remembered by all his family and friends. The family wish to express their gratitude to friends and colleagues for their support and care extended during Les' illness. Friends may call Mount Lawn Reception Centre, 21 Garrard Rd., Whitby, Ont. (north of hwy 2) from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today. Funeral Service will be in Mount Lawn Chapel on Monday, February 16, 2009 at 11 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be in Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Humane Society of Durham Region.
WEBSTER (Ross), Jane Kern
89, of Pictou, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2009 in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax, following a brief illness. Born in Moose Jaw, Sask., she was a daughter of the late J. Gordon and Minnie (Kern) Ross. She was educated in Moose Jaw and at Branksome Hall in Toronto, Ont. and later trained as a medical technician. Jane served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War as a nursing sister in Halifax. It was there that she met her husband Dr. Donald R. Webster. They married in Montreal in 1945, and lived there until 1967, when they retired to their summer home in Pictou. Jane was an active participant in every community in which she lived, and will be remembered for her generosity, hospitality, and sense of humour. She is survived by her daughter, Janet (Roy Willwerth); son, Donald (Jackie Vacca); grandchildren, Nick, Jane, and Anna Willwerth, all of Halifax; her sister, Barbara (Mrs. Howard Dixon) of Del Mar, Calif.; her sister-in-law, Mrs. Marnie Ross of Waterloo, Ont.; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband; her brother, Dr. John Ross of Waterloo, Ont.; and her sister, Mary Kerr of Winnipeg, Man. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral service will take place 11 a.m. Wednesday, in Pictou United Church, with Rev. Mary-Beth Moriarity officiating. Spring burial will be in Seaview Cemetery. Family flowers only please. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made the Pictou United Church Building Fund, or a charity of choice. The family wishes to thank the staff of the VG, particularly Dr. Darcy Bishop and his team, for their care of Jane.
DesROCHES, Francis Urban
78, of Simms Settlement, passed away Monday, February 16, 2009, in QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in Wellington, P.E.I., he was a son of the late Jack and Catherine (LeClaire) DesRoches. Urban was a woodsman and teamster since the age of 17 working all over Nova Scotia till his retirement at the age of 60. He than began working at the Hubbard's Beach Campground and Cottages until 2007. He was an avid horseman who traveled the province attending many of the exhibitions and horse pulls over the years. He especially enjoyed his horse, Eric. He is survived by his companion, Alice McInnis; four children; two brothers and three sisters. He was predeceased by five siblings. A family committal service will be held.
KELLY, Lavine Elizabeth
69, Wolfville, Kings Co., passed away Sunday, February 15, 2009, at home. Born in Black River, Kings Co., she was a daughter of the late William and Mary (Hancock) Welch. Lavine had many hobbies that she enjoyed to keep her busy, learning to paint, puzzles and reading. She had enjoyed fishing in her younger years. Lavine had a great love for her grandchildren and spending time with her friend, Carolyn Kennedy. Surviving are her lifelong companion, Tom Pinch, West Brooklyn; son, Guy Kelly, West Brooklyn; daughters, Margaret (Jim Arenburg) Kelly, Cambridge, Ont.; Mary (Gary) Dominey, Weston; Gaye (Steven) Corbin, Medicine Hat, Alta.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Stanley Goler; Eugene Welch. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Thursday in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 568 Main St., Wolfville, (902-542-2151), from where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, February 20, Rev. Barb Cochran officiating, with burial in the West Brooklyn Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in her memory may be made to West Brooklyn Baptist Church Building Fund, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Atlantic Divison, or to a charity of your choice.
ROACH, Daniel Roderick "Donnie"
66, of Woodstock, Ont., passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2009. Born on May 11, 1942, in Reserve Mines, he was the son of the late Tim Roach and Annie Morrison, and the foster child of the late Charlie Deveaux and Marie-Mae (Roach) Deveaux, formerly of Point Cross. He is survived by his wife, the former Fay Sylvia MacPhee; son, Danny, London, Ont.; daughter, Penny, Woodstock; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brother, Lorne; sister, Marilyn, both of Woodstock, half-brother, Ernie, Sydney; half-sister, Margie, Windsor, Ont.; foster brother, Joe Louis Deveaux, Moncton, N.B. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be celebrated at a later date in Èglise Saint-Pierre, Chéticamp, to be followed immediately by the interment of ashes in the parish cemetery.
76, of Halifax. With deep regret, we announce the peaceful passing of our father, grandfather, uncle and loving husband, at home, on February 15, 2009. Born in Ituna, Sask., he was a son of the late Napoleon Poitras and Elizabeth Jeannotte. George's work history included an undergraduate degree in history, masters in history; IWK Lab Manager (Grace/IWK). He was a veteran and the Navy Medic (Chief Warren Officer) on the Bonne, he received metals for Peacekeeping and UN Peacekeepers (Blue Helmets). He was a member of the Canadian Society of Registered Lab Technicians (CSRLT), past president of The CFB Curling Club, member of the Brunch Club and belonged to Vimy Legion. George was also a member of Knights of Columbus and St. Joseph's Parish. George loved his family and took a special interest in all of his grandchildren. He loved poetry, traveling the world, trivia, naval (Maritime) history, curling, sports and was a life-long learner. He is survived by companion, Barb Muldowney; daughters, Patricia (Bill) MacLeod, Mary (Don) d'Entremont, of Halifax; Jane, of Toronto; sons; Mike, Paul (Renee) and George (Wendie), of Halifax; grandchildren, Colin, Ian, Amy, Marc, Claire, Michael, Daniel, Dominique, George Anthony, Zachary, Bennett, Ashley; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his loving wife, Sheila (Driscoll); one child in infancy; brothers, Harry, Ernest, Alex, Joseph, William, Henri, Albert, John, Bruno; sisters, Lillian, Margaret, Agnes, Mary. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 19, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St. Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, February 20, in St. Theresa's Church. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association.