LAKE, Shirley Ann
73, Dartmouth. It is with deep sorrow that the family of Shirley Lake announce her passing on February 23, 2009. She was a daughter of the late Walter and Lucy (Young) Glawson. Our mother was an avid Montreal Canadians and Montreal Expos fan. For many years, she dedicated her time and passion to our local baseball team, as a fan and scorekeeper. Mom will be missed but never forgotten by her children, Donna Edmunds (Ed), David Lake, Julie Dorion, Michael Lake; grandchildren, Jody Frowley (Kim), Stacie Manning (Craig), Adam Dorion (Sam), Katrina Dorion, Ashley Dorion, Lisa Lake, Sara Lake; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Sydney Glawson. She was predeceased by her sister, Sylvia Doherty. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be today at 6-8 p.m. and funeral service will be Thursday at 2 p.m., both in Bethel United Baptist Church, 316 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth, with Pastor Vance Arbeau officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. The family would like to thank the staff on the 9th floor in Northwood Centre for their outstanding care and support. Our last days with Mom were made much easier by each and every one of you. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.
ROACHE, Manus Edward
79, of Lockeport, passed away February 23, 2009, in Roseway Hospital, Sandy Point, Shelburne Co. He was a son of the late Lyman and Dorothy (Bush) Roache. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and a very charitable person. Manus was an active member of Lockeport Pentecostal Church and any time the church doors were open he was there. He was a fisherman, both offshore and inshore during his working life. He operated his own inshore boat "Little Joey II". Manus also cooked on the "Donna Rae" and was a very hard worker. Manus loved camp Evangeline in Debert, and was known for his outgoing friendliness to everyone he met. He is survived by his wife, the former Goldie (Williams); sons, St. Clair (Lily-Ann) of Lockeport, Dale of Lockeport; grandchildren, Ryan of Lockeport; Jillian and Gavin, Edmonton, Alta.; great-grandchildren, Breanna and Joel-Ryan of Lockeport. He was predeceased by his brother, Glen. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in H. M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Lockeport. A celebration of his home-going will be held 2 p.m. Thursday from Lockeport Pentecostal Church with Pastor Rev. Robert Cross officiating. Interment in Harbour Light Cemetery, East Green Harbour. Memorial donations may be made to the Gideon Memorial Bibles or the Lockeport Pentecostal Church Mission's Fund.
McNUTT, Emily Mae
62, Great Village, passed away peacefully Monday, February 23, 2009, at home. Born January 5, 1947, in East Village, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Freda (Rogers) Adams. Emily was very community-minded and thoroughly enjoyed volunteering with church suppers and McCaul Villa. She also enjoyed spending time in her garden. Emily is survived by her loving husband, Dale; sons, Kelly (Vicky), Memramcook, N.B.; Perry, Great Village; Cory, Truro; grandchildren, Myra, Nolan, Ryan, Blake and Katie, who affectionately called her Mammie; sisters, Verna (Cedric) Storey, Minto, N.B.; Noreen (Bob) Jones, Lincoln, N.B.; brother, Harry Adams, Great Village; mother-in-law, Margaret McNutt, East Mines; sisters-in-law, Pauline Adams, British Columbia; Cathy Adams, Lower Debert; Norma McNutt, Bible Hill; brothers-in-law, Hank Kuylinch, Ajax, Ont.; Glenn McNutt, Debert; several nieces and nephews to whom she was known as "Auntie Em". She was predeceased by her sister, Helen Kuylinch; brothers, Louie and Ronnie; sister and brother (twins) in infancy. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro, where a private family funeral service has been held, officiated by Rev. Don MacQueen. Spring interment will be held in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. Donations in Emily's memory to Lung Association of Nova Scotia are welcomed.
BLAKE, Sgt. William Isaiah "Bill"
86, Truro/Hilden. It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of Sgt. William I. Blake on February 23, 2009, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Shubenacadie, Bill was a son of the late John and Mary (Baillie) Blake. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. Bill left the armed forces and became a bricklayer by trade. Once the Korean Conflict broke out he rejoined the military and became a career soldier. After 32 years of service to his country, he retired and worked as a school bus driver, then a civil servant at CFB Debert. His final retirement was in 1983. Bill was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Truro for many years. His family, his garden and bowling were his passions. Bill is survived by his wife of 59 years, Margaret (Connors); son, Barry (Wendy), Amherst; daughter, Brenda, Truro; grandchildren, Keri (Jason), Kimberly (Blair), Melissa (Jason), Karen, Candace (Allan), Kristopher; great-grandson, Ethan Blake; several nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law. Bill was predeceased by sisters, Olive, Lillian (Clarence), Kathleen (Carl), Bessie (Josh), Marjorie (Jack), Ruth (Andy); brothers, Thomas, John (Helen). We wish to thank the VON and Palliative Care staff of Colchester Regional Hospital. A special thanks to Beverly, Allison, Debbie, Heather, Janet and Lisa. You were our angels on earth. Also a special thank you to Veterans Affairs for all your help and support. Visitation will be held this evening from 7-9 p.m. with a Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26 Tribute at 6:45 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, February 26, at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, 669 Prince St., Truro, with Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
LeBLANC, Joseph Roy
Born August 15, 1928, passed away on Monday, February 23, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in St. Bernard, he was the son of Herbert and Euphrasie (Gaudet) LeBlanc. He moved to Yarmouth and became owner and operator of LeMars Men's Wear and Gateway Factory Outlet Ltd., where he had the opportunity to make many loyal friends. He was a Bridge-master, and enjoyed golfing, dancing, travel, and gatherings with family and friends. Roy is survived by his wife of 60 years, Corinne (Gaudet); children, Leon (Sandra) LeBlanc, Belleville; Yvonne (Mike) Nickerson, Yarmouth; Charline (Roger) Burbine, Yarmouth; Elaine (Ken) Nickerson, Summerville; Christopher (Jody) LeBlanc, Yarmouth, as well as several nieces and nephews. He will also be sorely missed by his many grandchildren and great- grandchildren. We all enjoyed his terrific wit and sense of humor. Roy was predeceased by an infant son, Herbert Charles, as well as by brothers, Carl and Richard. Visitation will take place from 7-9 p.m., Thursday, with prayers at 8 p.m., both in H. M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, 29 Albert St., Yarmouth. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, February 27, from Saint Ambrose Cathedral, Albert Street, Yarmouth, Father John MacPherson officiating. Spring burial will take place in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery, Yarmouth. It has been requested that there be family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
MILLER, Nevada Dora Marion
80, passed away February 24, 2009. Born in Lawrencetown, she was a daughter of the late Mitchell and Isabel (Power) Sellars. She was a long- time employee of G.B. Murphy Jewellers. Surviving are sisters, Glenna Sellars, Doris Kerr (Robert) and Joan Bissett (Cyril), all of Dartmouth. She was predeceased by son, Michael and brother, Milton Sellars. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place with graveside service at a later date, Rev. Sandy MacDonald officiating. Arrangements entrusted to A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Dartmouth. Donations in memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
SMITH, Deborah Ann "Debbie"
Dartmouth, passed away on Monday, February 23, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII, surrounded by her loving family after a long and very courageous battle with thymic cancer. A very loving mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother, Debbie meant the world to her family. Born in Halifax on December 29, 1947, Debbie was a daughter of the late John and Florence (Stafford) Smith. She is survived by her daughter, Kim (Corbett) Channing (Peter), Lucasville; brother, Graham (Patricia) Smith, Lower Sackville; nephew, Michael Smith; niece, Laura (Andrew) Young; grandsons, Liam, Seth and Noah Channing. Debbie was a woman with a heart of gold who absolutely loved caring for her grandsons and watching them grow. Cremation has taken place. At Debbie's request there will be no visitation and a service for family only. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Debbie can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
DAVIS (Yarn), Mary Jane
80, Halifax/Dartmouth, passed away peacefully at her daughter's home on Monday, February 23, 2009. Mary was born in Rencontre, N.L., a daughter of Phillip and Jane Yarn. At an early age, her family moved to Liverpool. At the age of 14, after the loss of her parents, Mary along with her brother and sister, relocated to Halifax to live with Granny. Mary graduated as a Registered Nurse from the former Victoria General Hospital. She also thoroughly enjoyed the years she spent working in retail with her good friends Eleanor Rockwell and Donald Cooley. Mary also spent time working in the optometry office of Tom Davis Sr., who she also loved and cared for throughout his life. Mary was a lifetime member of IODE, serving as Regent of the J.W. Logan Chapter and Provincial President. As a child, Mary attended All Saints Cathedral in Halifax. She was a woman of great faith who served various congregations over the years, and took great joy in returning to the Cathedral community several times. In her later years she volunteered as a nurse for the Dartmouth Senior trips and enjoyed the adventures of visiting different countries and meeting new people. She cherished her fond memories of summers spent at the cottage in Hubbards, surrounded by her family and friends. Mary's sense of humour was always present, even in her last years. Mary was predeceased by Tom, her husband of 55 years, and her brother, Roy Yarn. She will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Lucy (Rolf) Bradfisch, Debary, Fla.; son, Jack, (Nancy) Davis, Seattle, Wash.; daughters, Judy (Bob) Oliver, Dartmouth; Lauraine (Dean) Fullbrook, United Arab Emirates; grandchildren, Jennie Oliver, Calgary, Alta., and Craig Oliver, Toronto. Special thanks to the caring and loving staff at Mountbatton and Dr. G. Roy. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service and burial will be held for the family at a later date. Judy and Bob invite family and friends to their home at 5 Boutilier's Grove, Dartmouth, Saturday March 7, 2-4 p.m. to share memories of Mary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
MARRIOTT, Terrance Cyril Jr.
34, Halifax, passed away suddenly on Friday, February 20, 2009. Terry had a love of music and good times. In his spare time he enjoyed four wheeling, working on his cherished lime green Mustang and working with wood. He loved his family and friends dearly. He will be lovingly remembered and never forgotten by his devoted, loving wife of 16 years, Nadine (Fleming); son, Trenton "Ham"; daughter, Taralee "Angel"; parents, Terrance (Darlene) and Donna (Peter); brothers, Patrick and B.J.; sister, Missy; brother-in-law, Terry; grandfather, Donnie Hollett; five nieces and three nephews. He was predeceased by his stepfather, Billy Kuhn; parents-in-law, Dougie and Darlene Fleming. Arrangements are under the direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield (477-5601), where visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 25. Private family only from 2-4 p.m. Public visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 26, at 11 a.m. from the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations in Terry's memory may be made to his children.
MacLEOD, James Vernon "Pard"
81, Country Harbour, passed away February 22, 2009, in High-Crest Home for Special Care, Sherbrooke, surrounded by his family. Born in Antigonish on January 31, 1928, he was a son of the late Joseph and Christine (MacPherson) MacLeod. A wonderful father, husband, brother, grandfather and friend, he will be remembered for his wit, humour and great gift of making people laugh. He loved his land in Lochaber where he grew Christmas trees for years and started a small blueberry farm. Jimmy started his working career as a lineman with Nova Scotia Power, then beginning in the early 50s went to work on the Great Lakes with Canadian Steamship Lines for 20 plus years before finishing his working career in the forestry sector. He is survived by his wife to 59 years, Ruby Blanche (Hudson); children, James Jr. (Wendy), Hudson (Colleen), Kimball (Brenda), Bradley (Molly), all of Country Harbour; Jody (Leanne), Cloverville; Matthew (Sherry), Westville; Mark (Pam), Bridgewater; daughter, Marie (Allan) Kennedy, Lochaber; brothers, Tommy (Ruth), Dartmouth; Jody (Faye), Halifax; Jerome (Betty), Halifax; sisters, Paula (Eddy) Murphy, Brampton, Ont. and Mary Lavers (Ross Worth), Toronto/Halifax. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Jonathan, Jamie, Jocelyn, Alicia, Kara, Katie, Kyle, Jillian, Dyson, Chelsea, Lindsay, Kaylea, Chaslynn, Christian, Connor, Alexander, Benjamin, Hannah, Joey and Jordan. Special thanks to Jimmy's other family, the staff at High-Crest Home for Special Care, Sherbrooke, for their love and care for "Papa Dor". You looked after him like he was your own father. Dad will now be with his friends, Lloyd Lavers, Alphonse Mason, McRitchie Smith, Walter Worth and Lloyd Venoitte to continue their joking and teasing together. He was predeceased by brothers, Douglas and Donald MacLeod; sister, Gertie Johnson and an infant brother. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be in Holy Trinity Church, Country Harbour on Thursday, February 26, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in Holy Trinity Church on Friday, February 27, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dawn Leger presiding. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to High-Crest Home for Special Care or a charity of choice. Funeral under the direction of C.L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish.