DAVIS, Mary Agnes
A long-time resident of Bedford, passed away peacefully in Maplestone Enhanced Care on February 16, 2009. Born in North River, Colchester Co., and raised in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late J. William and Mary (Yetter) Bradley. She was a member of several senior organizations. Mom always had boundless energy and was creative in many ways. She enjoyed being outdoors and had a great appreciation for the beauty of nature. She is survived by daughter, Beverly (Rex) MacLaine, Bedford; sons, Bruce (Carolyn), South Maitland; Murray (Doris), Edmonton, Alta.; several grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert, in 1993, and her sister, Alice Allen, Wellington in 2008. Special thanks to the staff and volunteers at Maplestone for their kindness and wonderful care, and to the dedicated staff at Northwood Home Care. Cremation has taken place under the direction of T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, Bedford. A private family service will be held at a later date in Brookside Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or Canadian Cancer Society.
WILLIAMS, Weldon Leroy
66, of Shelburne, formerly of East Green Harbour, passed away in Queens General Hospital, February 22, 2009. Born in East Green Harbour, he was a son of the late Aubrey and Frances (Townsend) Williams. Weldon worked at National Sea most of his working life. He loved hunting and fishing and enjoyed going to camp. He is survived by his son, Dana (Cathy Nickerson), Shelburne; daughters, Amy (Vincent) Buchanan, Shelburne; Holly Buchanan, Shelburne; brother, Curtis (Dorothy) Williams, Sable River; sisters, Ellen (Jerome) Thompson, Sable River; Lisa (Jimmy) Buchanan, Shelburne; grandchildren, Kenny, Timothy, Sheri and Jeremy. He was predeceased by brother, Lloyd. Visitation will be today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Shelburne. Funeral service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Chapel with Pastor Melvin Wheaton officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.
SMITH, Celestine Vincent
73, of Scarborough, Ont., formerly of Darmouth, passed away February 18, 2009, in St. Michael's Hospital, after a lengthy illness. He was a son of Celestine and Elizabeth Smith and the brother of Beverley, Patty, Francis "Frank", Jackie and Aloysius "Ally". He is survived by his wife, Margaret of 50 Years; and sons, Mike, Bill and Kevin; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitors will be received on Friday, February 27, from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday, February 28, from 10-11 a.m. Funeral service to follow in Jerrett's Funeral Home on Kennedy Road. Scarborough, Ont.
CARROLL, Louise Kathleen "Kaye"
82, Elmsdale, formerly of Milford, passed away peacefully February 4, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Yarmouth, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Hattie (Surrette) Thibeau. She lived with her loving husband in Milford for many years. Surviving are her son, John (Carol), Elmsdale; sister, Anne, Yarmouth; five grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur; sons, Ronald and Lee; brothers, Howard, James, and George; sister, Dorothy. Cremation has taken place. A service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to The Salvation Army. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Co-operative, Upper Musquodoboit.
DeCOSTE (Metlin), Edna May
Age 91 years of Eastern Passage, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2009. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Nancy Metlin. She is survived by sister, Irene Boudreau; sons, Lloyd (Jacqueline), Ottawa; Ronald (Velma), Cole Harbour; Richard (Georgette), Cole Harbour; daughters, Nancy (George) DeGrace, Cole Harbour; Jo-Anne (Arthur) Saunders, Eastern Passage; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Howard DeCoste; sons, Carl Thomas and William Robert; great-granddaughter, Melissa; as well as 14 brothers and sisters. The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff at St. Vincent's Nursing Home, Visiting will be 7-9 p.m. today in Eastern Passage Community Funeral Home, 5 Cow Bay Rd. A private family service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with burial to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Family flowers by request. In lieu, donations may be made to St. Vincent's Nursing Home or Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
FAULKNER, Roy Kenneth "Ken"
86, Lake Charlotte, passed away February 22, 2009, in Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital, Musquodoboit Harbour. Born April 20, 1922, in Upper Lakeville, he was a son of the late Henry and Cora (Blakeney) Faulkner. He was a veteran of the Second World War. For 35 years he operated his own flooring business in the Halifax / Dartmouth area until his retirement in 1981. He then moved to Lake Charlotte to enjoy his passions of hunting, fishing, gardening and working in his woodpile. Ken lovingly enjoyed his family and friends, campfires by the lake and a glass of good red wine. Surviving are his sons, Harry (Audrey), Baddeck; Larry (Janice), Economy; David (Janette), Lake Charlotte; grandchildren, Heather (Jason), Pugwash; Stephen, South Korea; their mother, Susan Faulkner, Amherst; Kenny (Hilary), Edmonton; Diane (Adam), Dartmouth; Jeffrey and Emily, Lake Charlotte; great-granddaughter, Talia, Dartmouth; sister, Roxy Kidson, Upper Lakeville; sisters-in-law, Jean Turple, Lake Charlotte; Dorothy Smith, Dartmouth; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Rena (Turple); brother, Arthur; sister, Florence Mitchell; brothers-in-law, Oliver Kidson and Doug Mitchell; Edsel, Calvin and Loyal Turple; sisters-in-law, Kathleen Faulkner and Carol Turple. Visitation will be held 2-4, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, in Rowlings Funeral Home, Musquodoboit Harbour. Service 11 a.m. Thursday in St. James Anglican Church, Upper Lakeville. Interment to follow in St. James Church Cemetery, Upper Lakeville, Father Paul Findlay officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. James Anglican Church Cemetery, Upper Lakeville.
PAUL, Gilbert Gorman
49, Eskasoni, died February 19, 2009. Born in Sydney, he was a son of Mrs. Mary Bridget (Nicholas) Paul of Eskasoni and the late Herman Paul. Surviving are daughters, Carolyn Jean, Mallory, Margaret, Shaylene; sons, Carlyle, Luke, Ricco, Gilbert, Peter; 12 grandchildren; sisters, Rosie, Doreen, Mag, Shirley, Janet; brothers, Paul, Herman, John Roy, Louis. He was predeceased by sister, Elizabeth; brother, Richard. Visitation will take place after 7 p.m. today at the family residence 4797 Shore Rd., Eskasoni. Funeral Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in Holy Family Church. Interment in the parish cemetery.
McINTOSH, Gregory Clarke
72, passed away suddenly February 22, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Saint John, N.B., he was a son of the late Joseph P. Alva (Noel) McIntosh. Greg was raised in Dartmouth. He retired after 30 years of service with the City of Dartmouth. Greg had many accomplishments and was recognized as an outstanding athlete, whether it was on the ballfield, in the hockey rink or on the golf course. Hockey was his favorite sport. He was twice invited by Sam Pollock to try out for the Detroit Red Wings. Greg is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Faith "Faye" Elizabeth Pottie; son, Terry (Wanda); daughters, Darlene (Jim), Sandy (Shawn), Barbie (Chris); grandchildren, Tanya, Terra, Amanda, Alyssa, Ryan, Chris and Angela, as well as great-grandchildren, Brianna and Landan; sisters, Kathleen Brewer, Dorothy Sinclair, Virginia Whiting and brother, Robroy. He was predeceased by brother, Bert. Visiting will be 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church (corner of Main and Caledonia, Dartmouth), Father Ronald Cairns officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Family flowers only, by request. In lieu, donations would be greatly appreciated for the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of Canada, Maritime Region. "Your Shoes Will Follow You On Your Journey"
HAKE, Reginald Owen
84, beloved son of the late Arthur and Margaret Hake, passed away at home in Longueuil, Que., Monday, February 22, 2009. Funeral arrangements at a later date.
PETERS, Joseph Henry
Joseph "Joe" Peters, of Saint John, N.B., passed away on Monday, February 23, 2009, in Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Palmer Road, Prince Edward Island on January 29, 1923, he was a son of the late John Patrick and Veronica (Bernard) Peters, both of Prince Edward Island. Joe was a veteran of the Second World War. He served as a naval officer from 1940 to 1970 on many Royal Canadian Navy ships, including the H.M.C.S. Cresent, Kootenay, Haida and Lanark as Chief Petty Officer and also was Range Officer at Stadacona, Halifax. Joe was a long-time member of the Cathedral Parish. Joe was predeceased by his wife, Lauza (Gionet) Peters; his brothers, George and Leo; his sisters, Olive, Minnie, Lorette, Aldine, Elma, Alma, Gertrude and Helen. He is survived by his brother, Alphonse of Sheet Harbour; his children: Jill, Sandi, Donald, John and Jean; grandchildren; Tyler and Jesse Langdon, Mitchell, Mikhel, Marya and Martin Peters, as well as several nieces and nephews. Resting in Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424), with visiting on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday from Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 12 noon. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, the Imperial Theatre, or the charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.
MacKINNON, Allan Lindsay
55 years, Fort McMurray, Alta., formerly of Nicholsville, Kings Co., passed away Saturday, February 21, 2009, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born September 26, 1953, in B. F. M. Hospital, Kentville, Kings Co., he was the eldest son of Margaret "Peggy" Lindsay, (stepfather, Earle Lindsay), Greenwood, Kings Co. Also leaving to mourn are his loving sons, Paul and Darryl and their mother, Shirley, St. John's N.L.; brothers, Derek MacKinnon, Ottawa, Ont.; Michael Lindsay (Rev. Susan Beare), Kingston, Ont.; Mitchell Lindsay (France), Petawawa, Ont.; sister, Patty Van den Hof (Ralph), Berwick, Kings Co.; several nephews; one niece. He will be truly missed by his loving friend, Julia Griffith, who was by his side to the end. Allan was predeceased by his father, Walter Allan MacKinnon; paternal grandmother, Margaret MacKinnon, Inverness; maternal grandparents, Clarence and Agnes Jordan, Truro. Allan attended West Kings District High School. Upon leaving high school he joined the Canadian Armed Services (Navy) as an ERA. Allan loved the sea, and later joined the seismic exploration projects off Newfoundland. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and had his 4th degree. In the past several years he traveled extensively as project manager for several companies. He was a hard worker, had a technical mind, always trying new things. He was a dear son, brother and a very good father who loved his boys very much. It will be hard to be without his love and humour. There will be no public visitation at the funeral home. Funeral service for Allan will take place 2 p.m. Thursday, February 26, in Queen of Heaven Chapel, Church Street, 14 Wing Greenwood, Rev. Father Gerald Saulnier officiating, burial in Morristown Cemetery. Donations in his memory to Valley Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit or to any charity. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, NS B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900).
WATT, Burton Elwood
86, of River John, passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2009, in Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche. Burton was born in Hedgeville. He was a son of the late Hiram and Catherine (Gammon) Watt. He worked in construction work and as a carpenter at Pictou Shipyards. He is survived by daughter, Sharon (Robert) Langille; sons, Douglas (Greta), Wayne, Kenneth (Heather), all of River John; granddaughter, Catherine, Halifax; brother, Wendell, Collingwood; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by wife, Margaret (Brown); sisters, Gertrude, Ella, Florence, Dorothy, Doris; brothers, Warren and Philip. There will be no visitation or funeral service at his request. Spring burial in Mountain Road Cemetery. Memorial donations in Burton's memory may be made to Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to MacLeod's Funeral Home, River John.
FLYNN, Phyllis Leona
89, of Newport Station, Hants Co., passed away on Monday, February 23, 2009, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, surrounded by her family. Born on March 25, 1919, in Three Mile Plains, Hants Co., she was a daughter of the late Maxwell "Mac" and Stella (Hazel) Pemberton. She is survived by her children, Ken (Sylvia) Pemberton, Medicine Hat, Alta.; Rita (Brian) Fenwick, Lower Sackville; Ernie (Sandra) Smith, Three Mile Plains; Brian (Christine) Smith, Newport Station; Michael (Betty) Flynn, Lower Sackville; Sandy (Michelle) Flynn, Falmouth; Velvet (Edward) Porter, McKay Section; stepchildren, Bea (Bill) Walsh, Falmouth; Laurie (Cathy) Flynn, Tonge Hill; grandchildren, Cynthia, Terry, Kelly, and Craig, Joseph, Pamela and Wendy, Jillian, Matthew and Margaret, Justin and Stephanie, Andrew; numerous great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren. Phyllis was the last of 12 children of the late Mac and Stella Pemberton. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Ainsley Burton Flynn; her first husband, Norman Smith; daughter, Nancy Smith; son, Roy Pemberton; sisters, Mary Burgess, Effie Rourke, Theresa Wentzell and Evelyn Thompson; brothers, Nelson, Leo, Henry, Herman, Vincent, Ned and Clarence Pemberton. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King St., Windsor. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 26, in St. Thomas Anglican Church, Three Mile Plains, with the Rev. Tom Henderson officiating. Interment will be in Ste. Croix Cemetery, St. Croix. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Phyllis may be made to St. Thomas Anglican Church or a charity of one's choice.