WATSON, Gordon Darhl
62, of Dartmouth, passed away in Dartmouth General Hospital on Monday, February 23, 2009. Born in Victoria, B.C., on October 12, 1946, Gordon was the eldest son of Myrtle Irene (Dockrill) Watson and the late C.P.O.1 Gordon Angus Watson. Gordon is survived by his children, Gordon A. "Sandy" (Sonia) of Dutch Settlement; David A.I. of Ardoise; Bradley A. (Kelli-Lea) of Dartmouth; Warren A. of Stellarton; Lee A. of Amherst and Tara A. (Trevor) Watson-Arseneau of Dartmouth; grandchildren, Gordon Rhys, Teaghen, Geraldine, and Jessica; brother, Richard J. (Lin) Watson of Saskatoon, Sask.; and sister, Marilyn (Dan) Munroe of Calgary, Alta. Gordon attended the Royal Military College, King's College, Dalhousie University, and Saint Mary's University earning himself a B.A., B.Ed., and M.A. (Ed.) before and during a proud 32 year teaching career in the city schools of Dartmouth. Gordon was awarded two Teaching Excellence Awards and a Hilroy Fellowship for curriculum design, and was the Director of Mount Allison University United Nations Seminar of 27 years. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Celebration of Life will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, February 26, in the Family History Centre-Cultural Hall (LDS), located at 44 Cumberland Dr., Dartmouth. A private family graveside service to take place in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Warm thoughts and hearts will always remember Gordon, as he touched many lives near and far, however in lieu of flowers, please donate to the Canadian Cancer Society in his memory.
CARTER, Cecil Allen
92, of East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash and formerly of Port Howe, Cumberland Co., passed away peacefully in the lodge on Monday, February 23, 2009, with his family by his side. Born in Millvale, Cumberland Co., he was a son of the late James and Clara (Teed) Carter Trenholm. He spent most of his life self-employed in the lobster fishing industry and was also employed in the lumber industry and worked at other general labourer work. He also enjoyed trapping and fishing. He was an avid gardener. Surviving are half-brother, Ronald A. Trenholm of Rockley, Cumberland Co.; also a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Florence E. Smith; by sisters, Velma Pollard and Irene Lemieux; also by brothers, James Carter and Melvin Carter. Visitation will be this afternoon and this evening with funeral service on Thursday, February 26, at 2 p.m., both in Allen's Funeral Home, 60 Water St., Oxford, with Mr. Nikolas Sideris officiating. Interment will take place in Rockley Cemetery at a later date. Donations to East Cumberland Lodge Memorial Fund or to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
MASON, Gwendolyn "Gwen"
The death of Gwendolyn "Gwen" Mason, age 66, of Amherst, occurred in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Monday, February 23, 2009. Born in Leicester, she was a daughter of the late Gerald and Georgina (Doncaster) Bishop. After graduation from Amherst Regional High School, she received a secretarial certificate from St. Charles Commercial School. Throughout her working years, she held positions with Agriculture Canada (Nappan Experimental Farm), Margolians and Reitmans. After raising her family she was employed as a medical secretary for various Amherst physicians. Gwen was an active member of Immanuel United Church and a recent volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross. A wife and mother, Gwen will be sadly missed by George Mason, her husband of 47 years; daughters, Vicky (Tom) Garland and Nancy (Kirby) Papic; son, Wayne (Lauranne); daughter-in-law, Sandra Mason; grandchildren, Hannah, Jacob, Kirsten, Liam and Alec; brother, Wayne (Evelyn) Bishop and sister, Darlene MacPherson. She was predeceased by her son, David in 2008 and brothers, Ralph and Donald. Gwen's remains have been entrusted into the care of Furlong Jones Funeral Home, Amherst (667-8777), from where a memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 26, at 2 p.m., Rev. David Lloyd-Bruce officiating. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Tidnish, in the spring. Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation in the funeral home today from 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Cumberland Health Care Foundation - Palliative Care, or a charity of the donor's choice appreciated.
McDONALD, Captain Herman
86, of Dartmouth, passed peacefully away on February 23, 2009, in the excellent care of the staff at Northwood One Centre. Born in Isle-Aux-Morte, N.L., he was a son of the late Michael and Annie-Maude (Knott) McDonald. Following in the footsteps of his father he went to sea at an early age as a fisherman on his father's schooner, the Rose Dorothy. During the Second World War, he served in Canada's Merchant Navy and the Canadian Naval Reserve. In 1946 he resumed his career with Imperial Oil achieving the rank of Captain during a long and distinguished service of 33 years. Upon retiring, he enjoyed a life full of family and friends. He loved family dinners and picnics and was always willing to share a story with his quick wit and humour. He loved meeting people, whether fishing on Grand Lake, camping in Green Valley, having coffee with his buddies or spending time at his friend John's camp. His presence always ensured a lively occasion. Herman will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 65 years, Florence (May) McDonald. He is survived by children, Glen (Claudette), Toronto; Barrie (Judy), Delta, B.C.; Wanda (Leslie) Webber, Dartmouth; Gail (Alan) Dawe, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Violet, Jesse, Christy Webber; brothers, Kenneth (Barbara), North Sydney; Lorne (Millie), Moncton. Herman is also survived by many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. He was predeceased by sisters, Florence, Vivian, and Cedella; brothers, Thomas, Allan and James. No visitation by request. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 28, at 11 a.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, Rev. Carolyn Tomlin officiating with interment to follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. A reception will be held in the funeral home reception centre. Family flowers only, donations in Herman's memory may be made to a charity of choice.
COLFORD, Darrell A.
52, East Jordan, Shelburne, Co., passed away February 21, 2009, in Roseway Hospital, Sandy Point, Shelburne Co. Darrell was the proud Chief Engineer of the Cape la Have, freezer trawler, scalloper. He was the adopted son of the late Howard Colford and Gertrude (Inglis). He is survived by his children, daughter, Jodi Lynn and son, Billy, both of Alberta; brother, Vernen (Sharon McGee), Ontario, and nephews, Scott and Chris Colford. He was predeceased by brothers, Wilfred and Ronald. A memorial service will be held in the Anglican Church in Jordan Falls, Shelburne Co. on March 4, at 1 p.m., Rev Sandra Fyfe officiating. A reception to follow in the IOOF Hall in Jordan Falls. No visitation by request. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of H. M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Shelburne.
ERJAVEC, Maia Danica
53. Found peace on Monday, February 23, 2009, after a lengthy illness. Born in 1955 in Ihosy, Madagascar, to Dr. Bogdan and Mrs. Barbara (Ahacic) Erjavec (both born in Slovenia), Maia was the eldest of their four children. Like her father, who built and ran hospitals in Africa, Maia had a calling to education and assisting those in her community. Immigrating to Canada in 1959, Maia attended elementary school in Louisdale, Cape Breton and high school in Weymouth. Maia went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree (Dalhousie University, 1977), a Bachelor of Education (1978, Acadia University), a Master of Education (Educational Administration, 1985, Dalhousie), and a Master of Arts (Administration and Policy Studies, 1996, McGill University). Maia's unending quest for education and teaching experiences took her to 26 schools in five countries that included the United States, England, Israel and Rwanda. Maia culminated her professional career as the principal at St. Joseph's-Alexander McKay Elementary School in Halifax. While pursuing her Masters Degree in Montreal, Maia was the Facilitator of Graduate Policy Seminars at McGill University, Post Graduate Student Representative; McGill Faculty Council Representative and the editor of the McGill Graduate Newsletter. Maia's diverse community involvements included sitting as a Member of the Dalhousie Board of Directors; Member Honorary Doctorate Selection Committee, Board Member of the YWCA, Chairperson on the Provincial Education Finance Committee, Treasurer for the Women in Educational Administration; Program Chair, Affirmative Action Committee, Corporate Fund-raiser, Global Network For Food Security, and Ottawa and Research Coordinator, United Nations Association, Ottawa. Internships at non-governmental organizations: Ottawa and the United Nations, New York; Member, Halifax Board of Trade. Maia's love of travel was equal to her love of education. Whether hiking the Inca trail to reach Machu Picchu in the Andes, climbing the Pyramid-of-the-Sun in Teotihuachan, Mexico, on safari in Kenya, climbing Mount Triglav in the Slovenian Alps, alpine skiing in Zermatt, mountain biking in Hawaii, or water-skiing on the Mighty Sissiboo, Maia thrived on new adventures and interaction with diverse cultures. Maia is survived by her forever loving husband, Andre Lazorenko; dear and gracious mother, Barbara; brothers, Luc (Halifax) and Dr. Miklavz (Seattle, Wash.) and six nieces, Annika, Jamey, Genevieve, Alexandra, Maddie and Danielle. Cremation has taken place under the direction of J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. The family will celebrate Maia's life at a memorial service in St. Theresa's Church at 6351 North St. on Thursday, February 26, at 2 p.m. Maia's final resting place will be alongside her father and her middle brother, Matjaz, in a chapel located on the family's summer property. The family would like to thank the staff of the Halifax Infirmary, QEII for their unending care and compassion in helping Maia transition to her final peaceful state. May Maia rest forever in peace. On-line condolences to: firstname.lastname@example.org "Even before I held you in my arms, I held you in my heart. There is where you began and where you will always be." "I love you, Mom"
MANUEL-WHITE, Thelma Winnifred
92, St. Albert, Alta., passed away on February 19, 2009. Thelma is survived by daughters, Ellen (Mark), Patsy (Jerry); sons, Russel (Thelma), Lorne (Janet), Ron (Susan), Murray (Lillian), Dennis (Wanda); loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren; sisters, Lena, Evelyn, Marjorie; brothers, Cyril and Daniel; many other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband and father of her children, Clarence Russell Manuel; second husband, Clifford Elvin White; parents, Bertha and Albert Smith; sister, Ada; brothers, Delmour, Maynard, Garvie and Roy. Thelma was born in Tantallon and moved to Alberta later in life. A memorial service will be held in St. Matthias Anglican Church, 125 LaRose Drive, St. Albert, Alta., on Thursday, February 26, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Allan Bonertz officiating. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
OICKLE (Pitman), Mary Alice H.
88, Newport, Hants Co., passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 24, 2009, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. She was born September 4, 1920, in Barrington, Shelburne Co. Mary Alice was the wife of the late Henry A. Oickle Sr. She was a member of the Newport Jolly Seniors and the Women's Institute. She worked at the Post Office in Barrington before her marriage. Mary Alice enjoyed playing cards, knitting, quilting and traveling with the Jolly Seniors which she was the main caller for over 30 years. She is survived by her daughters, Ruth (Eric) Vaughan, Hantsport; Beatrice Josey, Black Rock; Ida (Ernie) Lycett, Eganville, Ont.; Shirley Croft, Liverpool; sons, Henry Jr. (Christine) Oickle, Greely, Ont.; John (Grace) Oickle, McKay Rd.; and Kerry (Carol) Oickle, Brooklyn; 11 grandchildren and 18 great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry Alexander Oickle Sr. Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317), where the family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, February 26. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, February 27, in Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Chapel, Rev. Clarence Bungay officiating. A reception will follow in the funeral home's Elmcroft Reception Centre. Interment will be held in the spring in Ste. Croix Cemetery, St. Croix. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory of Mrs. Oickle may be made to Victorian Order of Nurses, Hants County Branch, 89 Payzant Dr., 2nd Floor, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0 or Newport Jolly Seniors.
GOODWIN, Harry Melvin "Pappy"
Aged 94 years, of Victoria Street, Springhill, passed away on Saturday, February 21, 2009, in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Nappan. Born in Amherst, he was a son of Major A. and Melissa (Rushton) Goodwin. He worked in the Springhill coal mines from 1940 - 1958 then with Sunny Boy Bakery, Amherst. He was an adherent of St. Andrews Wesley United Church, Springhill, and enjoyed fishing, gardening and his family. He is survived by sons, Robert (Joy) Goodwin, Dartmouth and Gary (Janet) Goodwin, Boutilier's Point; daughter, June (Ernie) Rooke, Fenwick; sister, Doris Stonehouse, Springhill; grandchildren, Cathy, Sandra, Shawna and Leanne; great-grandchildren, Bobby, Nicholas, Vittoria "Tori" and Joseph, all of Dartmouth; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Marion E. Nelson; brother, Robert; sister, June. Cremation has taken place. A memorial funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, February 28, from A. H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, with The Rev. Bob Mack officiating. Burial in Mapleton Cemetery, Cumberland Co., at a later date. Family flowers only by request. If so desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or charity of choice would be appreciated.
PILE-LUMSDEN, Donna Marlene
56, Boylston. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, nanna, sister, aunt and friend. Donna passed away at home on Monday, February 23, 2009, with her family at her side. Born in Guysborough, Donna was the daughter of the late Earl and Jean (Whidden) Hart of Boylston. As a familiar and loved member of her community, Donna was known for her beautiful voice, love of music and her kind ways. Over her years working at Hart's Grocery in Boylston, Donna was the daily bright spot for many, greeting with a cup of coffee and ready for a chat. Donna was a proud mother and nanna, and had a special affection for her feline friends. She faced her illness in the same manner she faced life, with strength and courage. Her only request: "If you love me, then sing". The community will be singing forevermore. Donna is survived by her children, Hazen Pile, Edmonton and Amanda (Rob) Langille, Bridgewater; granddaughters, Alesha and Rebecca Langille; brothers, Eric (Evie), California; Gerald, Boylston; Jack (Regina), Guysborough, Kevin (Brenda), Edmonton; sisters, Audrey (Sidney) MacPherson, Boylston; Diane (Shawn) Hadley, Guysborough; sister-in-law, Germaine Hart, Halifax; many nieces and nephews, and special niece, Pam. She was predeceased by brothers, David, Robert "Bob", and Hazen. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation and a private family burial will be at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Guysborough Hospital Memorial Auxiliary. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Guysborough. Thank you to Dr. Anita Foley and homecare nurses, Karen and Maureen. Your excellent care will always be remembered.