ORR, Richard Thomas "Dick"
February 19, 2009, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, in Halifax. Born in London, Ont. 87 years ago, Dick lived a vital, full and rewarding life. A wonderful father, husband and friend, he is remembered for his wit and humor, great stories, amazing grace on the dance floor, and his sometimes dubious mastery, in retirement, of the glorious game of golf, at the Ken-Wo Country Club. Dick attended school at Albert College in Belleville and, after the war, at Ryerson in Toronto. The Second World War years saw him serving on North Atlantic convoy duty with the Royal Canadian Navy on the corvette Eyebright and destroyer Columbia. He later joined Imperial Oil, working in Halifax, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary and Los Angeles until his retirement in 1981, at which time he and Helen retired to Wolfville, where they have since lived. Dick was predeceased by his parents, Henry Inglis and Elsie (Josie) Ferryman Orr, and by his brothers. He is survived by Helen, his wife of 63 years; his children, Carol Orr (Mac Maidens) and Doug (Scarlett) of Kings County; Ed (Vicki) of Chemainus, B.C.; and Barb Boulanger (Ken), of Winnipeg; grandchildren, Emily, Jessica, Katherine, Michael and Sean. Special thanks go to the wonderful staff at Camp Hill for the care they have given Dick. Cremation has taken place, interment will be private. A memorial celebration of his life will be held on Monday, February 23, at 3 p.m., in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. No flowers please. Donations in Dick's memory will be welcomed by Camp Hill Memorial Garden and the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
CRUICKSHANK, Pearl E.
53, of Moose River, Cumberland Co., passed away Thursday, February 19, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of Annie (Adams) Cruickshank and the late Gerald Cruickshank. Pearl worked in the restaurant business for many years. She was well-known throughout the area for her ceramics and tole painting. She cherished her three Shelties more than anything, and enjoyed cross country skiing and bird watching. She is survived by sister, Susan Fraser (Larry), Moose River; brothers, Gerald (Jenny), Oshawa, Ont.; Jeffrey, Edmonton, Alta.; Gregory, Amherst; James, Parrsboro; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by several aunts and uncles; nephew, Adam; great-niece, Brooklyn in infancy. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, February 23, in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. David MacDonald officiating. Burial in St. Brigid's Catholic Cemetery, Parrsboro at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
ROGERS, Nadine Ann Marie
The death of Nadine Rogers of West Chester Village, wife of Malcolm Rogers occurred as the result of an accident on February 17, 2009 in Hubbards. She was born in Jamaica and lived in Ontario before moving to Hampton, N.B., twenty years ago. Nadine resided in Nova Scotia the past year where she was Director of Performance and Talent Management for the Province of Nova Scotia. Nadine in her youth was a member of the Canadian National Track and Field Team representing Canada Internationally most notably at the World Juniors in Bulgaria and the Commonwealth Games in New Zealand. She was dedicated to Life Long Learning, earning her Bachelor of Arts from UNB with an Honours Thesis in Psychology, immediately followed by her Masters of Public Administration from Dalhousie University. She was an active member of the United Way, Relay for Life, Run for the Cure, and spent time as a committee member for the John Peters Humphrey Committee, the Hampton Alliance for Life Long Learning, the Hampton Piggs Peak Partnership dedicated to address issues of HIV/AIDS in Swaziland, and was a proud mentor for Big Brothers & Big Sisters' Stay in School Mentor Program, among other youth coaching and leadership contributions. Her most rewarding work was as a mother. She is survived by her husband, Malcolm; two daughters, Ashlie Spalding and Morgan Rogers; one sister and two brothers, and her beloved grandmother in Jamaica. She was predeceased by her infant son Christopher. She will be sadly missed by many dear friends from all walks of life. Resting at Reid's Funeral Home (506-832-5541), 1063 Main Street, Hampton, N.B., with visitation 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday. The funeral was held Saturday, 3:00 p.m. at Hampton United Church with Rev. Keith Lyons officiating. A reception was held in the Church Hall following the service. A reception will also be held in West Chester Village for friends of Nadine and the Rogers family at 16 Bluenose Close West Chester Village on Thursday, February 26, 2009 from 6-9 p.m., please call 273-2327 if you require directions. Interment in Hampton Rural Cemetery in the spring. Memorials to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
PEPPERDINE, Kenneth Keith
80, of Kenneth E. Spencer Nursing Home, Moncton, N.B., and formerly of Springhill, Cumberland Co., passed away peacefully in Dr. Georges L. Dumont Hospital, Moncton, on Monday, February 16, 2009. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late George and Rose (Brown) Pepperdine. He spent most of his life employed in the lumber and blueberry industries. He enjoyed cooking and doing housework. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Surviving are stepson, Ted L. Merrey, Salt Springs, Cumberland Co.; two stepgranddaughters and one stepgrandson; brother, Herbert Pepperdine of Springhill; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by wife, the former Brenda L. McMaster; sisters, Annie Cole, Alberta Schaffer and Ellen Bourgeois; brothers, Robert, Burrel, Trueman, Clarence, Baker and Raymond Pepperdine. Cremation has taken place at the request of the deceased. No visitation or funeral service. Committal and interment will take place in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill at a later date, Pastor Rick C. Thomas officiating. Arrangements under the direction of Allen's Funeral Home, 60 Water St., Oxford. Donations to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
BALCOM, Harry Franklyn
91, Westmount. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Harry Franklyn Balcom, 91, of Westmount. Frank passed away peacefully, at home, on Wednesday, February 18, 2009, with his son John by his side. Born in Paradise, Annapolis Co., he was a son of the late Harry and Emily (Ernst) Balcom. A veteran of the Second World War, Frank served overseas with the Royal Canadian Air Force and was a former member of the RCMP. In 1950, he moved to Cape Breton with his family as field manager of the Fuller Brush Company. Frank later worked as a sales representative for Canadian Scholarship Trust Plan and Heritage Scholarship Foundation. He was an avid hunter and salmon fisherman. He enjoyed gardening and loved his raspberry patch. Frank was a former member of St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Westmount, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 126 and a 50 year member of the East Gate Lodge No. 127. Surviving are his children, Joan Gillis, Halifax; Ann (Dave) Benedict, Sydney Forks; John, Westmount and Rick (Rena), Shelburne; grandchildren, Paul, John D. (Michelle), Kent (Robyn), Cheryl, Ryan and Brendan; great-grandchildren, Hayley, Archie, Royce, Hana and Austin. He is also survived by his brother, Edward (Hattie) Balcom of Paradise. Frank was predeceased by his wife, Betty (October 2008); brothers, Eugene, Russ, Aub, Don, Norm and Al; granddaughter, Nancy Nicole; son-in-law, Danny Gillis. Visitation will take place in Sydney Memorial Chapel on Sunday, February 22, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with a Masonic Service at 6:45 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Church of Christ the King on Monday, February 23, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Fred Rhymes officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of one's choice.
84 years young, passed away February 18, 2009, at home as she wished. She arrived in Canada from England in 1944 - a war bride. She established Terry and Lee Dance Studio in the 1950's and taught ballroom dancing for many years. She instilled a love of music and dance in all whose lives she touched. She was an avid bridge player and attended St. David's Presbyterian Church. Peggy was widely known for her wonderful baking and her love of children. Her grandchildren spent the summer months with her and "Georgie" and she was the catalyst for many social gatherings in her neighbourhood. She was "Nanny" to many - not just her own grandchildren. Her positive outlook and generous spirit will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by daughter, Cheryl; son-in-law, Barry and adored granddaughters, Jill, Susan, Laurie and Sara. She was predeceased by husband, George (in 1996). Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday, February 21, in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, where memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. The family wishes to especially thank Dr. Patricia Beresford for her exceptional and loving care. Also we wish to thank Dr. A. Jeyakumar, nurse Darlene Arsenault and the palliative care team who provided support in the last months. Our family deeply appreciated the love and support of neighbours and friends - who not only helped us get through the hard times but shared some truly good times - joyful and tender experiences with Peggy.
HAZELEGER, Aris Gerritt
63, Linacy, passed away suddenly Wednesday, February 18, 2009. Born in Ede, Holland, he was a son of the late Aart and Clasina (Kwakernaak) Hazeleger. He immigrated to Canada in 1970 and had worked at Michelin Tire for the past 31 years. Aris was an avid soccer fan. Surviving are his companion of 15 years, Evelyn MacLaren; daughters, Clasina (Art) MacKinnon, Melanie (Terry) MacIssac, Porters Lake; Janine Lahti, Trenton; son, Gerrit, New Glasgow; grandchildren, Colby, Connor, Haley and Courtney; Evelyn's children, Debby (Greg) Grant, Newmarket, Ont.; Ed (Kim) MacLaren, Dave (Tammy) MacLaren, New Glasgow; and Evelyn's seven grandchildren; sisters, Siney, Hennie, Holland; brothers, Gijs, Marius and Gert, Holland; a niece and three nephews. He was predeceased by son, Gysbertus Alexander Hazeleger; two sisters and a brother. The family will receive visitors 2-5 p.m. Saturday in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow, from where funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Jeff Lackie officiating. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in his memory to Aberdeen Hospital Oncology Department.
McCULLEY, W. Leslie
81, of Smith Avenue, Parrsboro, and formerly of Port Greville, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Port Greville, he was a son of the late Abram and Clodine (Cole) McCulley. He is survived by stepsons, Stephen Hatfield, Oxford; John Spicer, Parrsboro; stepdaughters, Mona McCulley, Port Greville; Beatrice Lamb, Halifax; sisters, Marion Akerley, Halifax; Blanche Forsythe, Port Greville; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Ruby (Morris); second wife, Geraldine (Hatfield); sisters, Leota, Flossie, Stella, Reta, Margaret, Eva, Evelyn; brothers, Herbert; Ross, Carl and Charles in infancy. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro.
PARKER, Geraldine Yvonne
84, Berwick, Kings Co., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 18, 2009, at home. Born in Berwick, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Jennie (Murphy) Coulter. Geraldine worked at Scotian Gold in Aylesford and later at M.W. Graves Ltd., Berwick, from where she retired. She was an avid card and bingo player. Surviving are sons, Gary (Brenda), Berwick; Dale (Valerie), Greenwood; Anthony (Beverley), Mount Uniacke; Vance (Anne McKenna), Berwick; daughters, Brenda Connors, Cambridge Station; Lucinda "Cindy" (Lonnie) Powers, Kentville; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ruth Coulter, Sudbury. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Charles St. Clair; two children in infancy; son-in-law, Donald Connors; brother, Stanley Coulter. Weather permitting, visitation will take place 7-9 p.m. today in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, NS B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900), from where the funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 21, Rev. Clyde Lowe officiating, with burial in Aylesford Union Cemetery, at a later date. Family flowers only, donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or to any charity.
94, of Halifax, passed away peacefully, February 18, 2009, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he was the eldest son of the late Janet (MacPherson) and Thomas Paul. James served in the Royal Canadian Artillery, during the Second World War. He retired from HMC Dockyard. In his younger years, he enjoyed volunteer work with the Provincial Archives, Boy Scouts and Air Cadets. He also enjoyed stamp and coin collecting, good music and reading. He is survived by brothers, Robert, John (Florence); sister, Margaret (Jack); grandchildren, Karen Ducharme, Marlene Phillips, Carol, Nancy, James Stackhome, all of Ontario; several great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Violet; daughters, Edith Roberts and Janet Stackhouse; sister, Jeannette Tyndall; brothers, Joseph, Douglas. Visitation will be held Saturday, February 21, from 1 p.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. both in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. Thank you to the staff of 6E of Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII for their excellent care given to James, especially his favorite nurse, Dawn.