HARRIS, Donald Munroe
90, October 1, 1918 - February 20, 2009. It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Donald Munroe Harris, of Bridgetown, Annapolis Co., on Friday, February 20, 2009, in Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Middleton, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Lawrencetown, Annapolis Co., he was a son of the late Charles and Ida (Munroe) Harris. Don lived his entire life in the vicinity of Paradise and Bridgetown. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Royal Canadian Navy Shore Patrol. Don was a life member and had given 62 faithful years to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 33, Bridgetown. He was an active member of St. James Anglican Church, a past member of the Bridgetown Lions Club and a shareholder of the Eden Golf & Country Club, West Paradise. Don was a councilor for 14 years for the town of Bridgetown. He loved his vegetable and flower gardens, and was noted for his pies and bread. He loved sharing all these things with his friends and neighbours. He especially enjoyed having people visiting at his home and having parties. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him and his favorite expression was "What's the hurry, there's lots of time !". Don is survived by his wife, the former, May Fredericks-Young; son, John (Natalie), Bridgetown; stepson, Richard Young (Patty), Wainwright, Alta.; stepgrandchildren, Scott Young, Calgary, Alta.; Jamie Young, Dartmouth; dear friend, Roxie Young, Annapolis Royal; sisters, Frances White and Marjorie Anderson, both of Berwick; sister-in-law, Dorothy Harris, Caledonia, Ont.; several nieces and nephews. Don was predeceased by first wife, Ruth Burns; brother, Max; brothers-in-law, Weldon White and Ross Anderson. A very special thank you to Rev. Liz Early and Rev. Fred Hinxman; Tom and Sonja Meisner and family and the staff of Soldiers' Memorial Hospital medical floor and all who attended him during this troublesome time. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Annapolis Valley Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook. A memorial service and interment will take place at a later date. No flowers by request. Donations in his memory may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.
HUGHES Helen "Ann"
86, of Avonport, Kings Co., passed away Sunday, February 22, 2009, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Plymouth, England, she was a daughter of the late Eric and Dorothy (Findlay) Cook. She was a member of St. John's Anglican Church, Wolfville. A loving wife and mother, she is survived by her husband of 68 years, John "Jack", Avonport; sons, Eric (Shirley), Hantsport; Ian (Kathryn), Moncton, N.B. Michael (Sharon), New Minas; grandsons, Sean (Line), John and Derrick (Kathy); granddaughters, Candice (Shannon) Cunningham, Jennifer (CJ Nauss) and Nichole (Greg) Nielsen; seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by infant daughter, Diann; infant granddaughter, Pamela; sisters, Pauline Forde, Elaine Ramsay and Erica Spring; daughters-in-law, Dawna and Joyce. Cremation has taken place under the direction of White Family Funeral Home, Kentville and there will be no visitation, or flowers by family request. A graveside committal service for family and friends will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, in Lower Horton Cemetery, Grand Pré, Kings Co., Deacon Ann Watson officiating. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
WATTS, Mona Patricia
94, Halifax. It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of their beloved mother on February 22, 2009, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, after a short illness. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Percy and Margaret (McDow) Lavers. Mona was life member of West End United Baptist Church where she was very involved in church affairs and taught Sunday School. She worked at Easton's Ltd. for many years and enjoyed the interactions she shared with her many friends and customers. Mona enjoyed many wonderful years at their summer cottage in Mill Cove. She will be sadly missed by her many friends and her "bingo buddies". She is survived by daughter, Linda (Gerry) Watts-Condon, Timberlea; sons, Donald (Marilyn), Dartmouth; Alan (Olivia), Innisfil, Ont.; grandchildren, Tanya, Tina, Craig, Sherry, Amanda, Alana, and Heather. Also great-grandchildren, Nicole, Matthew, Cole, Cameron and Jazz. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 60 years, Russell, who passed away in 2001; sisters, Dorothy and Beryl; niece, Patsy. The family would like to thank the staff of Melville Heights and Glades Nursing Home for their excellent care, as well as the staff of the QEII for their care and compassion. Cremation has taken place and visitation will be held Tuesday, February 24, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Memorial service will be held Wednesday, February 25, at 11 a.m. in West End United Baptist Church, 1986 Preston St., Halifax, Pastor Nolan Lee will officiate, reception to follow. Interment will be held in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mona's memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.
LOHNES, Rosa Hazel Helena
93, of Lunenburg, passed away Saturday, February 21, 2009, in Mahone Nursing Home, Mahone Bay. Born in Blue Rocks, she was a daughter of the late Sidney and Jennie (Frittenburg) Tanner. Rosa was a member of Central United Church, Lunenburg and a member of the Mary Gormley Unit of the U.C.W. In earlier years she was an organist and a choir member of St. Paul's United Church, Blue Rocks, a member and choir member of St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Blue Rocks and St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg. She was a member of Bluenose Senior Citizens Club and the Women's Institute. She will be remembered for her acts of kindness in taking food to family and friends when they were sick, and delivering snow pudding to those who spent time in hospital. She will be missed by all those who knew and loved her. Rosa is survived by daughters, Sue (James) Wentzell, Kentville; Carol (David) Parsons, Dartmouth; sister, Annie (Charles) Tanner, Lunenburg; grandchildren, Barry Parsons, Dartmouth; Gregory (Kathy) Parsons, Halifax; Rebecca (Shane) Reagh, United States; Christine (Alex) Angermann, Kentville; great-grandchildren, Megan, Kaitlyn, Zackary, Madison; sister-in-law, Geraldine Tanner, Lunenburg, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by first husband, Bradley Miller; second husband, Delbert Lohnes; brothers, Ronald, Osborne, Charles, Dawson, Solomon, and infant brother, Bobby. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Lunenburg. A memorial service to celebrate Rosa's life will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Central United Church, Lunenburg. Rev. Robert Zinck officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in Upper Blue Rocks Cemetery, Blue Rocks. Family flowers only, memorial donations may be made to Central United Church, Upper Blue Rocks Cemetery, Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, or to a charity of your choice. Special thanks to the doctors and staff of Mahone Nursing Home, Mahone Bay and a very special thank you to her sister-in-law, Geraldine Tanner for all her help over the years. "God saw you getting tired, When a cure was not to be So he put his arms around you And whispered "come with me" He knew how much you have been through And he gave you peace and rest God's garden must be beautiful Cause he only takes the best "We love you Mom"
RICHARDSON, Philip R.
46, of Wolfville, formerly of Brooklyn, Queens Co., passed away suddenly at home in Wolfville. Born in Halifax, he was a son of Charles and Elizabeth (McLean) Richardson. Philip attended school in Brooklyn and Liverpool, graduating from Liverpool Regional High. He then went on to Bridgewater Vocational School, now NSCC, studying drafting. Following this, he enrolled in night courses studying business for a year before attending Atlantic Baptist College in Moncton, N.B. for three years. He moved to Kentville where he graduated from Kingstec with a degree in Business and has resided in Wolfville the last 10 years. In his youth, from the age of nine to 18, Philip spent part of every summer at Long Lake Camp, first as a camper, then as a counselor. Besides his parents, Philip is survived by his sister, Catherine (Robert) O'Brien and his niece, Kristen of Hammonds Plains; his brother, Robert (Christina) of Bridgewater and his uncle, Robert (Barbara) McLean of North Brookfield. A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 28, at 2 p.m. in Brooklyn Baptist Church. Rev. Robert Baker officiating assisted by Dr. Robert Wilson and Rev. Greg Denton. A private family burial will follow in Seaside Cemetery, Brooklyn. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association or to Long Lake Youth Camp c/o Irene Conrad MacKay, R.R. #2, New Germany, NS, B0R 1E0.
76, of Roseway Manor, formerly of Sandy Point, passed away February 20, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Port aux Basques, N.L., he was a son of the late Louis and Mary (Bishop) Sheaves. Bob worked as an engineer on Lake boats and later on fishing vessels as well as having been a local fisherman. He is survived by his wife, the former Florence Goodick; sisters, Ruth (Richard) Fraser, California; Edith (Robert) Sheppard, Clarenville and Sylvia (Eric) Carew, Port aux Basques; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Clifford, Lloyd, Wilfred, Louis, Fred and Eric. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Beulah Burman Animal Shelter or a charity of choice.
COLTER, Evelyn Lorraine
74, Halifax/Dartmouth, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2009, in Northwood Centre, Halifax. Born in Milford, she was a daughter of the late Amos Cecil and Jessie Belle (Densmore) Dalrymple. She was a loving mother and grandmother who lived for her family. Evelyn is survived by sons, David (Linda), Schomburg, Ont.; Darrell (Barbara), Georgetown, Ont.; daughter, Glenda (Tom), Beaver Bank; grandchildren, Bobby (Cindy), Daryl, Shanon and Jordan, Michelle and Alex, Kelly and Christopher; great- grandson, Jordan; sister, Blanche (Eugene) Myers; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth; brothers, John, David, and Lawrence; sisters, Lorna Hardy and Joan in infancy. Visitation 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, with funeral service 11 a.m., Thursday, February 26, both in Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Main St., Shubenacadie, Rev. Helen Waddell officiating. Spring interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Milford. Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to Milford-Lantz United Church or the Canadian Cancer Society.
MacDONELL, Francis Xavier
54, of Melbourne, Australia, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 21, 2009, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born and raised in Mabou, he was the beloved son of the late John A. and Peggy (Beaton) MacDonell. He was a devoted and loving husband of Carmel Dundas for 25 years and the dedicated dad of Elise and Sinead. His struggle now ended, he will be sadly missed by his mother; brothers, Sammy, Ian (Mary Jane), all of Mabou; Daniel (Kaye), Port Hawkesbury; Gerard (Colleen), London, Ont.; sisters, Janet (Peter MacIsaac), Mabou; and Margaret (Joe MacDonell) and Mary (Francis Campbell), both of Enfield and many relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his brother, Francis Xavier, who died in infancy, and his sister-in-law, Celene. Funeral mass will be held in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Melbourne on Thursday, February 26, and he will be remembered in the 4 p.m. mass at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mabou on Saturday, February 28, followed by a reception and tea in the parish hall.
MacKINNON, Henry A. "Beer"
87, Glace Bay/New Waterford, died February 20, 2009. Born in New Waterford, he was a son of the late Neil and Mary MacKinnon. Surviving are soul mate, Grace Read; her children, Bobby Read and the late, Lynda Strosja; their children, Beverly, John, Billy, Robert Read; Angela, Travis, Shane Strojsa; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Theresa, New Waterford. He was predeceased by siblings, Flora Ryan, Anna McNeil, Bernie and Lawrence MacKinnon. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. Funeral 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Leonard, St. Michael's Church, River Ryan.
COLLINS (Mullenger), Marlene B.
77, Halifax / Amherst, died in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst, on Sunday, February 22, 2009. Marlene was born in Halifax, a daughter of the late Capt. H. Lawson Thomas, O.B.E. and Doris (Garrison) Thomas. She was a graduate of the Halifax Ladies College and Maritime Business College. Marlene loved sports and dedicated herself to many organizations over the years. In 1963, she was a member of the Mayflower Ladies Curling Team that represented Nova Scotia at the Dominion Diamond "D" Curling Championship. She was named Sport Nova Scotia Executive of the Year (1975). She was Nova Scotia's representative on the National Advisory Council on Fitness and Amateur Sport (1975 - 1980). In 1994 Marlene was inducted as a Life Member of Sport Nova Scotia. She was a volunteer Treasurer on the Board of Sport Nova Scotia for five years and on staff for 17 years, retiring in 1993. Marlene was Past President and Charter member of the Mayflower Ladies Curling Club; a member of the Amherst Golden Years Society, Amherst Curling Club and Amherst Golf Club. Marlene was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister and will be missed. She is survived by her husband, Eanis Collins; son, Doug Mullenger, Halifax; daughters, Susan (Gordon) MacIntosh, Dartmouth / Waternish; and Maureen Bremner (Les Kakonyi), Bedford; grandchildren, Ryan Armitage, Rachel Mullenger, Robyn Bremner, Andrew Mullenger and Allyson Bremner; great-grandson, Dylan Armitage; brother, Graham (Joan) Thomas, Bedford/Florida; sister, Ann (Alex) Gardiner, Lower Sackville; nieces and nephews; stepson, Jim (Vi) Collins, East Lawrencetown; stepdaughter, Sherry Collins and friend, Ann Roy, Amherst; three step grandchildren and seven step great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service conducted by Rev. Alex Gardiner, will be held on Wednesday, February 25, at 1 p.m., from Furlong Jones Funeral Home, 68 Church St., Amherst, (902-667-8777), reception to follow. Burial in Amherst Cemetery in the spring. Visitation in the funeral home today from 7-9 p.m. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Cumberland Palliative Care or a charity of the donor's choice.