DEWOLFE, Mary Maisie
It is with great sadness that our family announces the untimely death of Mary Maisie Dewolfe on February 22, 2009. Born in Port Mouton, she was the eldest daughter of the late Orville Travis Roy and the late Muriel Kathleen Roy (Williams). Mary was a very humorous and friendly person. She loved to get out, to meet new people and was a regular at the lunch counter of Windsor Street Sobeys. In her later years she developed a passion for bingo. She spent the last 20 years living in the North end of Halifax where she had many acquaintances. She was proud of all of her children. She is survived by her daughters, Janet, Toronto; Janie (Kenny), Halifax; Wendy, Cindy, Woods Harbour; Ann (Gerard), Lower East Pubnico; sons, James (Shelley), Halifax; Danny (Leigh), Mineville; Phillip (Nicole), Aldouane, N.B.; sisters, Hollis (Ralph) and Patsy (Burnell), both of Port Mouton; brothers, Johnny (Mary-Ann) and Melvin, both of Port Mouton; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Leonard and Robert and nephew, Joel. Cremation has taken place. The memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 27, in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, Rev. Carson Baxtor officiating. Burial will occur at a later date in Hillside Cemetery, Port Mouton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Mental Health Association, Nova Scotia Division.
CARROLL, Belva Elizabeth
It is with deep sadness that we, the family of Belva Elizabeth Carroll, announce her passing on February 22, 2009, in Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton, N.B. Mom was born in Black's Harbour, N.B., on March 2, 1933, to the late Jesse and Annie (Wilcox) Gaudet. She was predeceased by our father, Newton as well as brothers, Albert, Ernest and Ralph Gaudet and sister, Marjorie Grant. Left to miss her greatly are her son, Colin (Colleen) of Dartmouth and Lunenburg and her daughters, Beth (Wes) of Dartmouth and Susan (Terry) of Middle Musquodoboit. Mom will also be missed by her only grandson, Colin Jr. (Kelly) and her great-grandchildren, Taylor, Nicholas and Matthew who are from Hersey, Pa. Also left to mourn her passing are sisters, Myrtle Lee of St. George, N.B.; Dorothy Carr of Sussex, N.B.; Mary Richardson (Austin) of Black's Harbour, N.B.; brothers, James Gaudet (Georgia) of Black's Harbour; Maynard Gaudet (Zella) of St. George, N.B., and Burton Gaudet (Lola) of Windsor, Ont. Mom had a special relationship with her many nieces and nephews and her sisters-in-law, Nan Sgambati of Toronto; Alberta Haden of Frederiction, N.B. and Georgia Clark (Donald) of Halifax. Mom was a very social person who had a wide range of friends in Canada and the United States. She was a member of St. Thomas United Church, Doaktown, N.B., and also a member of the U.C.W. and the president of Doaktown Seniors Club. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, baking, playing bridge and was particularly known for the beautiful hand-sewn quilts that she made. In her retirement years, Mom also liked to travel, and traveled across both Canada and the United States with our father. She made trips to Ireland, Aruba, and more than one to Pennsylvania to visit her grandson and family. She also greatly enjoyed her many bus trips with both family and friends and especially loved her trip to Branson to see Daniel O'Donnell. At the request of the family, there will be no visitation and family flowers only. A memorial service will be held Friday, February 27, at 1 p.m. from St. Thomas United Church, Doaktown, with Rev. Lena Medeiros officiating. Donations in Mom's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to St. Thomas United Church. Arrangements in care of Davidson's Funeral Home (506-622-7464 or 506-365-7022).
MacDONALD, Glen S. "Glennie"
55, of Sydney, passed away at home. Born in Sydney, July 10, 1953, he was a son of Elaine (Stephens) Lilly and Parker MacDonald (Jan). He is survived by his sisters, Brenda MacDonald, Kamloops, B.C.; Phyllis "Bipsy" MacDonald, Proctor, B.C. He was predeceased by infant sister, Dorothy Elaine. He graduated from Sydney Academy and had two years pretech from UCCB. He worked for a few years in Toronto with Great Lakes Airlines. He returned to Sydney in later years, where he held various positions. He will be sadly missed by his former wife, Carmel MacLeod. Service will be held at a later date in Sydney at S.W. Chant & Son.
Passed away peacefully in University Hospital, London, Ont., on February 22, 2009, in her 81st year. She was predeceased by her husband, Carl Day (2007). She was the loving mother of Jean (David) Kilby, Bud (Vicki) Cooper, Lawrence (Judy) Cooper and Hugh (Wendy) Cooper; grandmother of seven grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren; sister to Morris (Joy) and Chester Gerrard of Tangier; Vera Day-McClary of London and was predeceased by siblings, Winfield (Cecilia), Norman (Rebecca), Edgar, Verdun, Avery and Edith Hawes; dear friend to Cathy Des Roches. Maura's family would like to thank the staff of unit A Emergency at University Hospital. Friends will be received by the family in Needham Funeral Home, 520 Dundas St., London, Ont., on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held Friday, February 27, at 1 p.m., Rev. Maureen Dwyers officiating. Interment to follow in St. Peter's Cemetery. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
DOUTHWRIGHT, Cecil O.
86, Truro, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, February 22, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born August 6, 1922, in Halifax, he was a son of the late John and Harriett (Fleck) Douthwright. Cecil was a veteran of the Second World War, having served in the Royal Canadian Air Force and he retired from the Canadian National Railway with 36 years of service. He was active over the years with Truro Lions Club, Immaculate Conception Parish and the Holy Name Society. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, fly-tying, managing his hardwood lots at Sutherlands Lake and family times at the Brule Shore cottage. Cecil is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Elaine (Warnell); daughters, Theresa (Les) Fillatre, Susan (Mel) Kaulback, all of Dartmouth; Sheila Douthwright (Darrell Toole), Abu Dhabi, AE; Marilyn (Brian) MacKay, Upper Stewiacke; grandchildren, Leah Fillatre and Jason Kaulback, Dartmouth; Kristen MacKean, Toronto; Darren Kaulback, Eastern Passage; Lisa and Laura Toole, Dartmouth; Marcus MacKay, Halifax; great- granddaughter, Lindsay Kaulback, Halifax; sister, Verna Curtin, Lindsay, Ont.; sisters-in-law, Rita Douthwright, Enfield; Joyce Douthwright, Hantsport; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Yvonne Douthwright, Sister Clement Mary; brothers, Earle, Whitney and Paul. Special thanks are extended to Dr. David Henderson and the Palliative Care Team, Dr. Robert Graham and Dr. Jacob John, as well as registered nurses, Jessica Sharpe and Stephanie Roberts, Unit 4 South, Colchester Regional Hospital. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro, where Cecil's family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, February 26. Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Truro, will conduct a Legion Tribute Service at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday, February 27, in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince St., Truro, Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiating. Reception will follow in Campbell Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations in Cecil's memory to Colchester Regional Hospital Palliative Care Program are welcomed.
MURRAY, Robert "Papa"
Died February 23, 2009. He is survived by sons, David, Alan; daughters, Ruth, Donna; sister, Libby; grandchildren, Dawn, Holly, Caelin, Matthew, Andrew, Tara and Steven, Beverly, Billy, John, Michael, David; great-grandchildren, Nole, Cierra, Jesse, Blake, Katherine, Tristan, Taylor. Predeceased by parents, James and Annie; wife, Alice; brothers, Alexander, Thomas, James, Fred, Angus, George, John, Francis, Alexander; sisters, Sarah Jane, Elva, Mary Catherine, Ella. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home. Funeral service Thursday, 2 p.m., St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. Burial at a later date.
MacMULLIN, Margaret Isabel
Died February 22, 2009. Survived by 17 children; 38 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; sisters, June, Mary; brother, Bernard. Predeceased by husband, Arthur; parents, Daniel Michael and Josephine Helen McPhee; siblings, Veronica, Donald, Wilfred, Thelma, James, Theresa, Robert Petrie and Dolena Burns. She will be waked in her home at 3389 Wilson Ave., New Waterford, February 27, after 2 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, 10 a.m. in The Parish of St. Leonard, St. Michael's Church. Internment at a later date. Reception to follow in Army/Navy/ Airforce Hall.
SCHAUS, Michael Alan
21. It is with utmost sadness that we announce that our loving son, Michael Alan Schaus suddenly passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at home. Michael was born in Halifax in 1987. Michael was an outstanding athlete who specialized in Sprint, Canoe-Kayak. Michael was heavily involved in paddling at Banook Canoe Club his whole life. His successful training at Banook allowed him to compete nationally for 11 years, and internationally for the past four years. In 2005 he made the Canadian Sprint Junior Worlds team, where he placed in the top 10 in the world, in both of his events. He was a ten time National Champion and four time National Championship record holder. In 2008 he led Banook Canoe Club to their second Club National Burgee. Michael was a Dalhousie University student with three years into his double major of Biology and Economics, and had recently made the Dean's List. Michael is survived by his parents, Anne Marie and Tim Schaus; sister, Erin; brothers, Andrew and Adam (Jennifer LeBlanc); niece, Mackenzie; and his incredible buddy, and best friend, Laura Tupper Ring. He is also survived by both grandmothers, Mary MacKenzie and Iveagh Schaus, and many more aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 25, 6:30-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Funeral Service will be held in St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Dartmouth on Thursday, February 26, at 2 p.m. Afterwards, a celebration of life will be held at Banook Canoe Club. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Michael's name to Banook Canoe Club.
LATTER (Wingfield), Sheila Monica Dolores
84, passed away February 20, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital, after a very memorable life. Born September 8, 1924, in Camborne, Cornwall, England, she was a daughter of Elizabeth "May" Moffat Wingfield, and Alfred Henry Wingfield. She is survived by her loving husband, Edward "Ned" Latter; sons, James and Phil (Tosca) Latter; daughters, Gail (Allan) Munroe, Janet (Ron) Latter Wilmot, Carol Latter, Susan (Daryl) Latter Glenham; sisters, Anne (Ron) Davies and Rosemary (Giancarlo) Pini; brother, Bob Wingfield and adoptive sister, Dorothy Murphy. She will be greatly missed by grandchildren, Erin, Andrea, Jordan, Jenna, Oliver, Max, Nicholas, Celia, Thomas, Marissa and great-grandson, Tyler. Sheila was predeceased by her youngest son, Christopher Latter, and by her parents, her brother Nigel (Jo Anne) Wingfield; sisters, Hazel Wingfield and Josie Rayan, and adoptive sister, Olive Nagle. During the Second World War, Sheila joined the British WRENs (Women's Royal Naval Service) in 1942 at the age of 17, and her voyages took her to exotic locales, like Australia, Ceylon, and Singapore. Following the war, she worked in communications at the famed Scotland Yard before emigrating to Canada in March 1948 aboard the ocean liner Empress of Canada, arriving at Pier 21. Before settling in Halifax, she lived briefly in Westphal with her adoptive family, Dorothy "Nanny" Barker and her children, whom Sheila also considered to be her real sisters and brothers. The family included Olive, Dorothy, Lillian, Mick, Bev, Graham and Leslie Robinson. Soon after moving to Halifax, Sheila met her husband, Ned, whom she married in June 1951. They lived in Herring Cove and Yarmouth before moving to Dartmouth. Their family grew to include seven children, 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Sheila loved to read, paint, and spend time with family and friends. She inspired all of us with her courage, love, and strength of character. Her intelligence, sense of humour and total devotion to family will forever be remembered. Sheila will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. The life lessons she taught us, her sense of adventure and her unwavering support for those she loved will continue to be cherished. Her family traditions and strong principles are her legacy to us all. Visitation will take place today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., and on Wednesday, February 25 from 1-1:45 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. The funeral service will take place in the same location at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25, with burial in the nearby Gate of Heaven Cemetery, followed by a reception in Atlantic Funeral Home. Flowers are welcome (no lilies, please), or donations may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia, or the charity of your choice.
CHEDRAOUI, Almaza Chahine
75, passed away February 21, 2009 in the Hospital of Saydet Maounette in Lebanon. Born in Haddath Al Joubbeh, she was the daughter of Abdallah and Julia Chahine. She was predeceased by husband, Youssef Saiid Chedraoui of Haddath. She is survived by children, Saiid (Katia) of Lebanon; Tony (Margo), Dartmouth; Elias (Silham), Lebanon; Youmna Tony Rizk and Violette Charbel Tarabay, Lebanon; grandchildren, Diamon, Saiid and Shaddy of Dartmouth; 11 grandchildren in Lebanon, and one great-grandchild in Lebanon. "Oum Saiid" is survived by brother, Tannous Chahine of Allentown, Penn. and sisters, Salwa Elias Chedrawe of Dartmouth; Samira Larry Albert of Allentown; Layla Don Chedrawe and Najibeh Toufic Chedrawe of Sydney, Australia. She was predeceased by brothers, Daniel and Emile in Lebanon and Elias in Australia. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, February 28, in Our Lady of Lebanon Church, Halifax, Father Pierre Azzi officiating. Visitations for condolences will be held on Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1, in the home of Tony and Margo at 25 Oathill Cres., Manor Park in Dartmouth. Those who we love don't go away They walk beside us everyday Unseen, unheard, but always near Still loved, still missed, and very dear. To the late Daniel Chahine "If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again."