COMEAU, Gwendolyn Pauline
84, of Mineville/Lake Echo, passed away on February 22, 2009, at home, surrounded by family. Gwen was born in Kentville to William T. and Harriett (Aalders) Blair. Gwen's most cherished roles were as wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Many friends benefited from her caring nature. She was always involved in her community and will be fondly remembered as Mrs. "C". Gwen gave selflessly to her church and will be greatly missed in the Parish of Seaforth, having been very active at Anglican Church of St. Augustine in Lake Echo. Gwen was a keen traveler having taken many trips with her beloved Rene. After raising her family, Gwen worked for 24 years with Zellers in Dartmouth, retiring in 1989. Gwen is survived by son, Ronald (Sharon), Mineville; daughter, Diane (late Arthur Taylor), Dartmouth; grandsons, Troy (Joanne) and Marc, Dartmouth, and cherished great-grandchildren, Alexandria and Noah. Besides her parents, Gwen was predeceased by Rene, her husband of 50 years, and her brother, Lloyd. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, in Atlantic Funeral Homes, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Memorial service will be on Thursday, February 26, at 2 p.m. in St. Augustine's Anglican Church, 2 Ponderosa Dr., Lake Echo. Donations can be made to St. Augustine's Church, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
MacKAY, Donald R.
98, of St. Peter's, passed away peacefully in Richmond Villa, St. Peter's, on February 17, 2009. Born in Kingsville on March 8, 1911, Donald was a son of the late Angus and Mary (MacDonald) MacKay. In his early years, Donald worked in mines in Quebec and Northern Ontario. He served his country proudly with the 1st Field Company, RCE Regina Rifles. After the war, Donald and his first wife, Margaret (MacDonald) settled in Brantford, Ont., where he worked for 3M Corporation. Later they moved to Moncton, N.B. where he was employed with the CNR. At age 72, Donald moved to St. Peter's upon marriage to Marjorie (MacDonald) MacKenzie. Donald's life (and theirs) was enriched by the addition of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was very proud of them all and was a wonderful supporter of the grandchildrens' journeys in highland dancing, piping and fiddling. Donald was a fluent Gaelic speaker and had vast knowledge of Scottish history, Scottish lore and most especially, family ancestry, a true "SLOIGHNEADH". Donald was an avid gardner and his flower beds and neatly trimmed yard were a joy to behold. Donald is survived by his wife, Marjorie (MacDonald-MacKenzie) and his stepchildren, Dianne (Conrad) Landry, Sampsonville; Marjorie "Mimi" (Charles) Blinn, Lower Sackville; Ian (Mary) MacKenzie, Little Narrows; Rosemary (Mac) MacIsaac, St. Peter's; Joan (Allan) MacDonald, New Glasgow; Lt. Col. Ken (Carole) MacKenzie, Ottawa; Major Allan (Celia) MacKenzie, Halifax; grandchildren, Martha (Troy) Allen, MacKenzie Landry, John and Maisie Sampson, Matt and Veronica MacIsaac, Marsalie and Alison MacKenzie and Freya MacKenzie and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters, Mary Hardie, Port Hawkesbury; Florence Graham, Judique; sister-in-law, Madeline MacKay, Judique and brother, Alex Francis MacKay, Kingsville, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Donald was predeceased by his first wife, Margaret and brothers, Dan, Peter, John A., Jimmy and Joe. Donald was a devout Catholic and member of St. Peter's Parish and St. Anthony's Guild. He was recently bestowed with a life membership to the CN Pensioner's Club. He belonged to the Clan MacKay Society and the Order of Good Cheer. Visitation will be held today from 2-9 p.m. and Friday morning from 10 a.m.-12 noon in Alex Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's. Visitation in St. Mary of the Angels Church in Glendale from 2 p.m. until time of funeral at 3 p.m., Friday, February 20, with Father Everett MacDow officiating. Donations may be made to St. Mary of the Angels Parish Cemetery Fund. Donald's family would like to sincerely thank the Richmond Home Support Workers, the wonderful staff at St. Anne Community Health Care Centre, Arichat and Richmond Villa, St. Peter's for the loving and excellent care given him. God bless you all. "Cumaibh suas a' Ghˆidhlig"
HILTZ, Ronald Jiles
100. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Ronald Jiles Hiltz, born July 11, 1908, in Forties, Lunenburg Co. Ronald passed away peacefully on February 14, 2009, in the home of his daughter, Lorraine, of Victoria, B.C. He was a son of the late David Moore and Annie Maria (Brown) Hiltz (Millville, Kings Co.). He was a member of Aylesford Baptist Church. Ronald was also a member of Kingston No. 65, I.O.O.F. Lodge having joined in November 1938 and transferred to Valley Lodge No. 153 in Lawrencetown after Kingston Lodge closed. He obtained his 70 year jewel. In his early years Ronald was a fox and mink farmer until the depression closed the industry. Ronald apprenticed with his father, carpenter Dave, where he learned the building trade. Ronald was inscripted during the Second World War at R.C.A.F. Base Greenwood. Following the war, Ronald became a Building Contractor and was employed for a three month period in 1953, with the Department of Transport to construct a house and a weather station on Sable Island. Ronald returned at Christmas 1953 and following this took employment in January 1954 in Halifax where he constructed the first shopping centre in Halifax on Bayers Road. Ronald continued to work in Halifax as a foreman for George Blunden Construction, retiring in 1976. Ronald kept active for many years helping and advising many family and friends while they were building their homes. Surviving are his sons, Ronald (Linda) Hiltz, Larry (Kathie) Hiltz, all of Aylesford, Kings Co.; daughters, Lorraine (Edison) Bowser, Victoria, B.C.; Marjorie (Wade) Woodbury, Eastern Passage, Halifax Co.; grandchildren, Kevin, Joseph (Denise), Cynthia Hiltz, Peterborough, Ont.; Diana Hiltz, Gravenhurst, Ont.; Kelly (Claude) Aucoin, Moosejaw, Sask.; Matthew (Margie) Hiltz, Lancaster, Pa.; Amy (Ken) Strong, Oxford, U.K.; Jennifer (Devan) Rushton, Halifax; Stephen Bowser, Christopher (Mantina) Bowser, Victoria, B.C.; Natalie (Mike) McKenna, Dartmouth; 12 great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Annie (Morse) Hiltz; second wife, Marcella (Parker) Hiltz; brothers, George "Filson"; Vincent, Curtis Hiltz; sister, Beulah (Hiltz) Prime; son, David Lewis Hiltz; grandson, Gregory Bowser. Ronald will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all his family and friends. Visitation for Ronald will take place 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S., B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900). Funeral service will take place 2 p.m., Saturday, February 21, in Aylesford Baptist Church, 2543 Hwy. No.1, Aylesford., Rev. Murray Shaw officiating, with a reception to follow in the church hall. Burial in Aylesford Union Cemetery. Donations in Ronald's memory may me made to Valley Lodge No. 153.
PORTER, Charles Thomas
86, Dartmouth, passed away at home on February 18, 2009. He was the son of the late Charles Henry and Maisie (Green) Porter. He was born July 29, 1922, in Nokomis, Sask., and spent his childhood years in Cleveland, Ohio before immigrating with his parents to London, England. He enlisted in the British Army during the Second World War, and landed on Gold Beach in Normandy during the "D" Day Invasion. After the war he joined the Royal Navy in England and was transferred to Canada where he served with the Canadian Navy until his retirement as a well-decorated veteran. Following his military service he worked for a time at the Nova Scotia Hospital, and later was a member of the Corps of Commissionaires. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Joan Denniss; son, Marcus Charles Porter, Dartmouth, and grandson, Michael Charles Porter, Halifax. He is also survived by a sister, Jean Clark, Cleveland, Ohio. He was predeceased by a sister, Virginia, and twin sister at birth. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, with funeral service 9:30 a.m. Saturday, all in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St., Rev. Patricia Malin officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Shearwater Aviation Museum Foundation c/o, P.O. Box 5000 Shearwater NS B0J 3A0 or a charity of one's choice.
FERGUSON, Roy Wayne
67, Halifax, passed away on Tuesday, February 17, 2009, in Northwood Manor. Born in Halifax, he is a son of the late Roy Joseph and the late "Dolly" Dora (Ernst) Ferguson. Roy will be deeply missed by his sons, Scott (Desiree), Halifax, and Ethan, Halifax; brothers, David (Mary), Western Shore, and Gerald (Trish), Halifax; sisters, Muriel, Gold River; Maryanne (Lorne Baird), Ontario; Pearl, Gold River; Brenda (Garland King), Sackville, and Mable (Ted Gallant), Sackville; his companion, Debbie Taylor, and his best friend, Lillian. Very special thanks to the staff of 3 Manor, Northwood. Arrangements are under the care of J. A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax (477-5601). A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 21, at 11 a.m. in Emmanuel Anglican Church, Herring Cove Road, with Rev. Dianna Brett-Frye as clergy. Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association.
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. He was a veteran and a Navy Medic (Chief Petty Officer) stationed at both CFB Esquimalt then later CFB Stadacona, received medals for Peacekeeping and UN Peacekeepers (Blue Helmets). He was a lab technologist at CFB Stadacona and he then joined the Grace Maternity Hospital as a lab manager in 1978. He had an undergraduate degree in history, and a masters in history. 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 lifelong 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 today 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.
MacNEIL, Elizabeth Adelaide "Betty"
Pine Tree/New Glasgow. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great- grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. Betty died peacefully February 18, 2009, in the Palliative Care Unit of Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by her family. She was born in Pine Tree on August 9, 1919, the daughter of the late Wyndham and Marjorie (MacQueen) Weir and made her home in Pine Tree for the next 85 years, only recently relocating to New Glasgow. A graduate of New Glasgow High School and the Nova Scotia Normal College, she taught at Priestville Elementary School and East Pictou Rural High. She retired from formal teaching in 1976 but continued to pursue her love for children in her next career as a full time grandmother and eventually a great- grandmother. "Nan", as she was affectionately known to many, was the family matriarch. Nothing was more important to her than her family, both past and present. She traced her own family history back several generations, documented the details for all who came after and encouraged others to do the same. She entertained her descendants with stories of their ancestors to the very end. She loved to travel touring from St. Anthony, N.L. to Sechelt, B.C. and from Sachs Harbour, N.T. to the Gulf of Mexico, and beyond, her favourite vacation destination being the island of Oahu which she felt privileged to have visited on several occasions. Always active in her community, she was a former secretary of the Pictou East Progressive Conservative Association and a member of the Retired Teachers Association of Nova Scotia. For more than 80 years she was a member of Sutherland's River Presbyterian Church, serving as an Elder since 1979. She was a member of the Sarah Jean MacDonald Missionary Society and the AMS, a co-ordinator of the Vacation Bible School program, and an active participant in the bible study group in Sutherland's River. In recent years, she has been adherent at Little Harbour Presbyterian Church. She was also an avid reader, a comprehensive historian, a creative rug hooker, an able seamstress and a crossword puzzle aficionado. She will be fondly remembered by her son, C.W. "Chuck" (Betty) MacNeil, New Glasgow; daughters, Marjorie (Joe) Mitchell, Dartmouth and Nina (Haylett) Clarke, Pine Tree; grandchildren, Scott Mitchell, Dartmouth; Tim (Tracy) MacNeil, Halifax; Angie MacNeil (Alex Benitah), Whitehorse, Y.T.; Hayley Clarke (David Landrigan), Halifax; Darren (Heather) Mitchell, Dartmouth; David (Mary Beth) MacNeil, New Glasgow; Andrew MacNeil (Nancy Densmore), Wolfville; great-grandchildren, Mitchell, Sarah, Jake, Natalie, Angus, Erin, and Zoe; sister, Mardie Scott, Pine Tree; sister-in-law, Elsie Weir, Pine Tree; many nieces, nephews, cousins; and her dear friend and family to us all, Murdena Leil, New Glasgow. She was predeceased by her husband, Edgar MacNeil; brothers, John Weir and Donald Weir, both of Pine Tree, and sisters, Katherine Weir, Sechelt, B.C. and Winifred Robson, Vancouver, B.C. The family would like to thank Dr. Spencer Barclay, Dr. Gerry Farrell, and the outstanding nurses and staff of Four North and the Palliative Care Unit of Aberdeen Hospital. Her remains will rest in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow with visitation today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in Sutherland's River Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 20, Diaconal Minister Debbie Stewart and Rev. Glenn MacDonald officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of Aberdeen Hospital or to a charity of your choice.
HYNES, Major Anthony Glen (Ret'd)
Halifax, passed away on February 2009. He was born in Yarmouth on December 12, 1955, to Elaine (Robicheau) Hynes, Yarmouth and the late Victor "Newfie" Hynes. Surviving are his former wife, Debra; son, Christopher (Lea-Anne), Dartmouth; daughters, Katrina, Halifax; Kaitlin, Lower Sackville; brothers, Todd (Boni), Tusket; Timmy (Rosalie), Hebron; sister, Tammy (Eric), Ottawa and grandchild, Alexander. Anthony was a retired Major in the Canadian Armed Forces and loved his family very much. He will be missed by all that knew him. The body has been cremated under the care of Donald K. Walker Funeral Directors, Dartmouth, 461-5601 and a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations can be made to Maple Grove and Yarmouth High Memorial Club.
TARR, Marion E.
77, died in South Shore Regional Hospital, February 16, 2009. Daughter of the late Everett and Althea Roy. Surviving are husband, John Lawrence; daughter, Esther Doggett; grandchildren, Sally Karlson, Laura Ward, Kimberley, Adam and Arthur Doggett; great-grandchildren, Savanna and Kierra Karlson; sister, Ethel Whynot; brother, Angus; son-in-law, Richard Ward. Predeceased by daughter, Shirley Ward; sister, Evelyn Whynot; brothers, Ross, Willis. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers' Funeral Home. Graveside memorial service at a later date in Grace Anglican Cemetery.
CHAFFEY, Helen "Shevon"
48, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, February 18, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her loving husband, Peter; beloved children, Kortnee and Corey; mother, Lena Elsie Roy (Shevery); sisters, Brenda (Dan) Kuehl, Nancy Roy, Cindy Roy; brother, Robert (Holly) Roy, and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her father, Robert Fraser Roy. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. In respect of Shevon's wishes, there will be no visitation or reception. A private family gathering will take place at a later date. Donations in Shevon's memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at Dartmouth General Hospital. On-line condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com "She will be sadly missed but forever in our hearts." When I have come to the end of the road, And the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a gloom-filled room, Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little, but not too long, And not with your head bowed low, Remember the love that we once shared, Miss me - but let me go. For this is a journey we all must take, And each must go alone, It's all part of the Master's plan, A step on the road to home, When you are lonely and sick at heart, Go to the friends we know, And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds, Miss me - but let me go.