KELEHER, Harold Eric
70, Dartmouth, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2009, at home. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Frank and Carolyn (Randall) Keleher. Harold is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Carolyn (Nickerson); son, Jamie (Robyn Cormier) Keleher, Dartmouth; stepchildren, Lynn Korczak, Dartmouth and Robert Carr, Saint John, N.B.; six grandchildren and several cousins. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 21, with a reception to follow, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association or Canadian Cancer Society.
BEAMAN, Gary Roy
59, Halifax. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late George and Iola (MacVicar) Beaman. In the 30 years of his career, Gary worked at City Field, and in the past eight years of semi-retirement he had worked with various companies, always being among the last to leave work each day. On Monday, February 16, 2009, while working at Butler Scaffolding, Gary was the first to leave, and, as we all know, it was not by his choice. Papa to granddaughters, Arica and Morgan; dad to daughters, Anne and Brandi, and son, Trevor; husband and sweetheart of 38 years to his loving wife, Beverely; brother to sisters, Barbara Jennings (Gordon), Marrion Warren, Elizabeth Chiasson (John), Kathleen Lloy (Andrew), Jean Starling (David), all of Halifax; brothers, George, Robert, James (Mary), all of Halifax; Perry (Bernice), Calgary, Alta., and David (Torri), Nepean, Ont., as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Cremation has taken place under the care of J. A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax, NS (477-5601). A memorial service will be held in memory of Gary on Friday, February 20, at 11 a.m. in St. Paul's United Church, Old Sambro Road, with Rev. Jeanne Manning Stright as clergy. Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate remembrances to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
TRASK, Marlene Ruth
63, of Kentville. It is with profound sadness that the family of Marlene announces her passing on Tuesday, February 17, 2009, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born on April 8, 1945, in New Ross, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Marie (Leet) Russell. Marlene grew up in New Ross and later moved to British Columbia, where she lived for 40 years. She was an active volunteer for Mental Health. Upon retirement, she moved back to Nova Scotia, which she loved, and could be near family and friends. She was known as "Mickey" to people closest to her and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband, Harold; son, Stephen, Kentville; daughter, Marie, Castlegar, British Columbia; grandchildren, Erica Gibson, Kelsey Simon, Cassidy Hiebert, Richard Trask and Crystal Trask; brothers, Alvin and Maynard; sister, Hazel; special aunt, Nannie, whom she loved to visit. She will also be missed by her dog, Bambi. Cremation has taken place under the direction of White Family Funeral Home, Kentville and there will be no visitation, by family request. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 21, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Rev. Thelma McLeod officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
MacQUARRIE, Mary Christina
Died at home, Tuesday, February 17, 2009. She was a daughter of the late R.H. MacLean and Maryena (MacNeil) MacLean. Christina is survived by sisters, Phemie MacLean and Dorothy Dumont, in addition to several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by brothers, Frank and Angus, and sister, Catherine Currie. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 am at St. Joseph's Church with Rev. Gerald Dunphy officiating.
SALAZAR, Adelmo Mazariego
January 16, 1965 - February 12, 2009.
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our father and husband, Adelmo, age 44. Born in Guatamala, his family moved to El Salvador, when he was just a baby. He grew up there, and attended the University Evangelica de El Salvador, studying to become a pediatric surgeon. After graduating from the university, he married his high school sweetheart, then started working at the Métapan Hospital as chief of the operating room. He also had his own successful private clinic. Wanting the best for his growing family, he began researching for a place to move to, and he fell in love with the city of Halifax. He moved his family here in August 2008. He was a wonderful, loving and caring father and husband, He always put others ahead of himself; even his patients in his clinic and hospital. He was well respected by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Istmenia Ramirez Mazariego and children, Diana Beatriz and Douglas Dagoberto; his parents, Hermelindo and Isabel; brothers, Hermelindo (Ester), Hugo (Geovana), and Francis (Yanet); sisters, Vilma, Marina (Fredy) and Miriam (Ernesto). He will be greatly missed by his loving family. There will be no visitation. The funeral service will be held Saturday, February 21 at 11 a.m. in Dartmouth United Pentecostal Church, 293 Main St., Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, financial donations may be made payable to Dartmouth United Pentecostal Church, to assist the family's immediate return to El Salvador.
JOHNSON, Erwin William
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at St. Joseph's Health Centre, on February 16, 2009, at the age of 81. He was a beloved husband of Cecilia; loving father of Kevin and wife, Andrea and Ryan and partner, Ilda; proud grandfather of Emmett, Dexter and Spencer. He is survived by sisters, Ellen (Lawrence) Brean and Erlene (Allan) McInnis. He was predeceased by parents, Hjalmar and Marie; sisters, Elizabeth Johnson, Esther Swinney, Evelyn Davidson, Elaine Kent, and brothers, Earl and Einar. He will be fondly remembered by his extended family and friends. Friends may call at Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. (at Windermere, east of Jane subway) today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held in St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 1701 Bloor St. W., Toronto, on Friday, February 20, at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations to All Saints' Kingsway Anglican Church - Out of the Cold, or The Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.
USHER, Shane M.
Surrounded by his loving family at Georgetown Hospital, Shane went peacefully home to be with our Lord and Savior on February 16, 2009 in his 47th year after a short battle with cancer. Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, he is the son of Hazen and Marie Usher (Bunn). He is also survived by his loving "other mother", Faith Usher, his childhood sweetheart and love of his life, Hilda (Ash) with whom he has been married for twenty-five years, his heart's pride and joy, daughters Deanna and Kelly, both at home, his brothers Billy (Rosalie) of Gardiner Mines, Melvin (Laura) of River Denys, Chris (Melanie) of Calgary and his sisters, Arlene MacDonald (Paul) of Valley Mills, Anna Usher of Scotsville, Nova Scotia and son-in-law to be, Justin Maguire of Georgetown, his in-laws, George and Annie May Ash of Lincolnville, Nova Scotia and their extended families, many special nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Shane was predeceased by his brothers, Glenn (1968) and Hazen, Jr. (1990), and his grandparents, Dolly and Billy Bunn and Margaret and Joe Usher. Shane was a much sought after and respected interior designer and took great pride in his work. He touched the lives of many people with his special ways, even some he never met in person but through his Cape Breton.com family who all loved and respected him. They will miss his contribution to the site. Shane will live on through our special memories with the way he touched our lives. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Georgetown Christian Fellowship Church, Highway #7, on Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Pastor Dave Tapley. A light lunch and fellowship to follow. Family flowers only please. Remembrances to the Georgetown Chapter of Cancer Assistance Services, 222 Mountainview Road North, Georgetown, L7G 3R2 or directly to the family c/o Hilda Usher, 60 Park Avenue, Apt. 408, Georgetown, L7G 4Y9 would be appreciated by the family.
LOW, Douglas Kennedy
64, of Halifax, died suddenly at home, February 15, 2009. Born in Halifax, May 25, 1944, he was the only son of Thelma (Kennedy) Low and the late Thomas Low. Doug was employed by the Nova Scotia Provincial Government for many years, retiring in 1995, as Personnel Manager for the Department of Finance. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Diane Tomes-Low; daughter, Deborah (Wayne) Beazley, Beaver Bank; son, Douglas Stewart Low, Halifax; grandchildren, Hollyann and Mitchell Beazley; aunt, Doris Low, Toronto; former wife, Dianne (Danny) Stewart Campbell, Halifax. Doug was a former Commodore of the Armdale Yacht Club. One of his greatest pleasures in life was sailing; the others being Nascar and drag racing. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Friday, February 20, from 7-9 p.m. in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St. As per Doug's request there will be no memorial service. His ashes will be scattered at sea at a later date. Donations in Doug's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.
MacMULLIN, Donald Joseph "Donnie"
49, Thornhill, Ont., formerly of Queensville, Inverness Co., died Thursday, February 5, 2009, in Bridge Point Hospital, Toronto, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a son of Jean (MacIntyre) and the late John MacMullin of Queensville. Besides his mother, Donnie is survived by his companion and best friend of 23 years, Elaine; sons, Bruce (Leanne), Toronto; Ross (Shannon), Toronto and granddaughter, Brittany; brothers, Bernie (Anne), Dartmouth; John "Junior" (Gail), Queensville; Roy (Arlene), North York, Ont.; Duncan (Irene), Port Hawkesbury; Carl (Lauriann), Sampsonville; sisters, Grace MacDonald (Angus), Glendale; Linda Landry (Rolland), Sampsonville; Rita Christian (Gerry), Port Hawkesbury; Gloria Carter (Darren), Sampsonville, as well as many nieces and nephews, aunts, an uncle and cousins. Donnie was an avid and faithful fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Donnie will be remembered for his bright smile and friendly manner. Visitation was held in R.S. Kane Funeral Home, Toronto, Ont. Funeral mass was celebrated in Our Good Sheppard Church on Saturday, February 7, Father John Weber presided. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 21 at 11 a.m. in St. Mary of the Angels Church, Glendale, with Rev. Raz officiating. Reception to follow in the parish hall. Donations in Donnie's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
STEVENS (Freda)(Foley), Mona Louise
82. After a lengthy hospital stay, Mona passed away peaceful in the early morning of February 24, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital. Mona was born in Chester, the beloved only child of the late Arthur "Tam" and Lahlia (Evans) Freda. While she has spent most of her life in Chester, Mona also resided for 16 years in Kentville. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Emery Stevens. She will be forever in the hearts of her children, David (Sue) Foley and Joanne (Reg) Foley, both of Chester. She will also be remembered by her stepchildren, Greg (Kerry) Stevens, Chester; Len (Gail) Stevens, Chester Basin; Dennis (Marlene) Stevens, Chester; Trudy (Chris) Stevens, Mission, B.C.; Mark Stevens, Abbotsford, B.C.; Rod (Bridget) Stevens, Pickering. She is further survived by 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Blessed with family and friends, throughout her life, Mona will be remembered for her work with the Chester Legion F.P. Butler Branch No. 44. She held many offices with the Ladies Auxiliary over her active years. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Thursday, February 26, in Davis Funeral Home, Chester. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 27, in St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Mona may be made to Shoreham Village Palliative Care, South Shore Regional Hospital, or a charity of one's choice. Special thanks to the South Shore Regional Hospital staff and especially to Drs. Robertson and Abriel for the care they provided to Mona.