McDONALD, Captain Herman
86, of Dartmouth, passed peacefully away on February 23, 2009, in the excellent care of the staff at Northwood One Centre. Born in Isle-Aux-Morte, N.L., he was a son of the late Michael and Annie-Maude (Knott) McDonald. Following in the footsteps of his father he went to sea at an early age as a fisherman on his father's schooner, the Rose Dorothy. During the Second World War, he served in Canada's Merchant Navy and the Canadian Naval Reserve. In 1946 he resumed his career with Imperial Oil achieving the rank of Captain during a long and distinguished service of 33 years. Upon retiring, he enjoyed a life full of family and friends. He loved family dinners and picnics and was always willing to share a story with his quick wit and humour. He loved meeting people, whether fishing on Grand Lake, camping in Green Valley, having coffee with his buddies or spending time at his friend John's camp. His presence always ensured a lively occasion. Herman will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 65 years, Florence (May) McDonald. He is survived by children, Glen (Claudette), Toronto; Barrie (Judy), Delta, B.C.; Wanda (Leslie) Webber, Dartmouth; Gail (Alan) Dawe, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Violet, Jesse, Christy Webber; brothers, Kenneth (Barbara), North Sydney; Lorne (Millie), Moncton. Herman is also survived by many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. He was predeceased by sisters, Florence, Vivian, and Cedella; brothers, Thomas, Allan and James. No visitation by request. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 28, at 11 a.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, Rev. Carolyn Tomlin officiating with interment to follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. A reception will be held in the funeral home reception centre. Family flowers only, donations in Herman's memory may be made to a charity of choice.
Died Thursday, February 12, 2009, in Valrico, Fla. He returned to Sydney from Boston, Mass., after retiring in 1980. He is survived by daughter, Marge Rhodes; granddaughters, Anne, Eileen, Kathleen, Catherine; grandson, Christopher and an extended loving family. He was predeceased by his wife, Catherine; son, Johnny; sister, Marie; brother, John. Visitation from 7-9 p.m., Friday, February 27, in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Sydney. Funeral mass 1 p.m., Saturday, February 28, in St. Barra Catholic Church with Father Paul Abbass officiating. Interment to follow in St. Barra Cemetery, Christmas Island.
McPHERSON, Marjorie Louise
58, Sunny Brae, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2009, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Fredericton, N.B., she was a daughter of the late William and Margaret (Campbell) Stevenson. Marjorie lived in Linacy and later moved to Huntsville, Ont. She moved home to Sunny Brae six years ago. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, knitting, gardening as well as rug hooking, and has left a legacy of baby quilts for her grandchildren. Marjorie was truly the heart of her family, and she dedicated her life to raising her children. With her undying love she has nourished and provided for them as they have grown, and for this they are eternally grateful. She will forever be remembered fondly, and will be deeply missed by all. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Ewan, Sunny Brae; children, Alec McPherson, Halifax; Isla (Garrett) Deane and their daughter, Taleigh Dean, Huntsville, Ont.; Katie (Jordan) Dodds, Milton, Ont.; son; Colin McPherson, Toronto; sister, Ruth (Neil) Kenney, Springville; brothers, David (Maureen) Stevenson, Pleasantvale, N.B.; Andrew (Iris) Stevenson, St. John, N.B. and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive visitors from 7-9 p.m. today in H. W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday in Bridgeville United Church with Heather Landry officiating. Burial will be in Springville Cemetery. Donations in memory of Marjorie may be made to Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society or a local charity of one's choice.
ROSS, Sterling Richard
South Side, Shelburne Co., passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Stoney Island on January 22, 1936, he was a son of Edna Ross, Shelburne and the late Orville Ross. Sterling worked in the fishing industry in his early years and then at Sable Fish Packers until his retirement. Sterling will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. He is survived by his wife, the former Catherine Cox; sons, Carroll (Cindy), John Ross, South Side; daughter, Edith Ross, South Side; brothers, Cecil (Lorraine), Stoney Island; Hubert (Carolyn), Berwick; sisters, Audrey (Herbert) Smith, Swim's Point; Isabelle (Leon) Tower, Sackville, N.B.; Maureen Nickerson, Stoney Island; grandsons, Phillip (Amanda), Clark's Harbour; Graham (Corrinne), North East Point; Thomas, Truro; great-grandchildren, Cole, Ethan, Hannah. He was predeceased by an infant son; daughter, Kathy Myrna; brothers, James, Leroy; sisters, Elaine, Susie. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today in H. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Barrington. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday in H. Huskilson's Memorial Chapel, Barrington. Rev. Shaun Hatfield and Rev. Robie Atkinson officiating. Interment will be in White Lily Cemetery, South Side. Memorial donations may be made to White Lily Cemetery or to a charity of choice.
DAVISON, Rita T.
90, Amherst, died February 24, 2009. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Amelia Landry. Surviving are daughters, Marie Rita, Anne, Margaret; sons, Leonard, Bob, Michael, Richard, Larry, Gary, David; 40 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; sister, Isabell; brother, Ernest. She was predeceased by husband, Leonard; infant daughter, Elizabeth; infant granddaughter; brothers, Clarence, Edgar, Fred, Meddie, Aurele; two in infancy; sisters, Yvonne, Agnes. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst. Funeral 9:30 a.m. Friday in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Amherst.
DAVIS, Walter Churchill
Passed away at his home on February 22, 2009, one month short of his 92nd birthday. Walter, born March 23, 1917, in Rockville, Yarmouth Co., was a son of the late Sgt. Herbert L. Davis and Gladys M. (Churchill) Davis. Beloved husband of the late Edith Frances (Frost) Davis; loving father of daughters, Patricia (William) McKenzie, Pleasant Lake; Ruth Harding, Ottawa; (Gerry Coulter) Nepean, Ont.; Joyce (Frank) Mulder, Navan, Ont.; sons, Brian (Nancy Munroe), Lower Sackville; Garth (Marlene) Glenwood; cherished grandpa "Papa" of grandchildren, Shannon, Jason, Jeffery, Ryan, Christina, Mark, Scott and Christopher. Special friend of Margaret Scott, Yarmouth. He is survived by sisters, Sarah Doty and Louise Seeley; brothers, Clarence and Victor. He was predeceased by sisters, Caroline Oxner and Muriel Penkala; brothers, Carl, Alan, George and Winston. He worked on the mail route on both the CNR and CPR in the Maritimes; was a representative for Atlantic Wholesalers, Yarmouth; Brown's Biscuits, Moncton, N.B. and Curtis Industries, Ont., traveling southwest Nova Scotia. He retired in 1981. Walter was a member of the Chebogue Congregational Church and Beacon United Church; Royal Arch Masons Union No. 7 R.A.M., where he received meritorious service awards; life member of Mount Zion Perceptory, Kentville; Shriners Philae Temple, Halifax; dedicated member for 58 years of Hiram No. 12 AF and AM Masonic Lodge, Yarmouth. He canvassed many years for Yarmouth Hospital Hullabaloo, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia; Canadian Diabetes Association, and was involved in numerous church activities throughout his life. Walter thrived on remaining very active, always ready to start a new project. He enjoyed working outdoors, particularly on his garden and wood pile, taking great pride in his home and property. Family meant the world to Walter. His legacy, values, wisdom, strength and guidance, were, and will continue to be an inspiration for all. Visitation will take place in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth on Friday, February 27, 7-9 p.m. with a Masonic service at 7:15 p.m. Funeral service in Beacon United Church on Saturday, February 28, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Yarmouth Branch of the Victorian Order of Nurses or Chebogue Cemetery would be appreciated. Spring interment in Chebogue Cemetery. Walter will be forever missed by all who knew him.
PITT, Anthony Rowland "Tony"
Passed away peacefully on February 12, 2009, in Stockport, U.K., at the age of 80. He was the beloved husband of the late Patricia (Millner); loving father of Helen (Brock King), Heather (Andrew Mitchell), Sally (Jamie Campbell), John and David and grandfather of Lydia, Simon, Connor and Emma. He will be sadly missed by his partner, Audrey Evans, and her family, Yvonne, Gareth and Rachel. At Tony's request, there was no funeral service. His ashes have been scattered overlooking the beautiful Edale Valley in Derbyshire, England, where he enjoyed so many walks. If you wish to make a donation in Tony's memory, please consider Veith House or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
JORDAN, Lindsay Elaine Kassandra
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Lindsay Jordan on February 25, 2009. Lindsay was born July 18, 1983, in Calgary, Alta., and grew up in Lucasville and Halifax, with strong ties in East Preston. Lindsay is survived by mother, Elaine MacDonald; father, Charles Jordan; brothers, Chris Jordan and John Jordan; partner, Anthony Roberts; daughter, La'Nazia Jordan and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Daniel and Jean MacDonald; and paternal grandparents, Earl and Zona Jordan. Lindsay was well-loved by so many people whom she also considered her family. She had too many sisters in this regard to name them all. The closest of these sisters were Cheyanne MacDonald, Andrea Diggs and Shyla David. Lindsay was active in the Lucasville community while growing up as a tutor and summer day camp leader. She had a passion for children and her daughter, La'Nazia, was her heart and soul. Lindsay had just completed her Medical Office Assistant program at Compu College. Lindsay will be forever in our hearts. Viewing will be at T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, 527 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, Friday February 27, from 6-9 p.m. There will be a service held in Emmanual Baptist Church, Upper Hammonds Plains (Pockwock Road), on Saturday, February 28, at 2:30 p.m. Donations in lieu of flowers to a trust account being set up for Lindsay's daughter, La'Nazia would be appreciated. (Donations should be in the form of cash or cheque payable to La'Nazia Jordan).
DELOREY, Raymond George
88, Tracadie, passed away on February 25, 2009, in R. K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish. Born in Tracadie, he was a son of the late David and Catherine (Pettipas) Delorey. Raymond was a chef by trade having worked for CP Rail for a number of years. In later years he returned to Tracadie where he worked as a surveyor's assistant for the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and resided with his brother, Vincent. He enjoyed following local and national sports, gardening and the outdoors. He is survived by his brothers, Ottis, Hamilton, Ont.; Francis P., New Glasgow and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Bert, Eldridge and Vincent; sisters, Lillian Doran, Esther Longmore and Florence Landry. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in St. Peter's Place, Tracadie. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Peter's Church, Tracadie with Rev. John Barry presiding. Spring burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter's Parish Building Fund or a charity of choice.
Age 63, from Upper South River, Antigonish Co., passed away unexpectedly surrounded by her family in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, on Monday, February 23, 2009. She was an amazingly devoted mother of two loving daughters, Alana (Terrill) Sigurdson, Winnipeg and Stephanie (KP) Viera, Hopkinton, Mass. Beverly was an integral part of her community but her life revolved around her girls. Born in Arisaig, Beverly was a daughter of Catherine MacDonald (MacInnis) and the late Gillis MacInnis. She spent several years working for the Department of Agriculture and a few seasons at Arisaig Fisheries. Most of Bev's time was spent volunteering in the community with Festival Antigonish, 4-H, St. Andrews Ceilidh Stepdancers, and St. Andrews Community Centre. Beverly would often be found running the roads between softball fields, music lessons, 4-H and concerts and ceilidhs all over the Maritimes. Bev was an ambassador of her Scottish heritage and Celtic music. She was deeply grounded in her Catholic faith. Her newest love in life was her granddaughter, Abby, who she spent Christmas with. Beverly is predeceased by her husband, Joseph MacPherson and her father, Gillis MacInnis. Aside from her daughters, she is survived by her mother, Catherine MacInnis, Arisaig; sisters, Bonnie (Peter) Gillis, Clydsdale; Mary MacInnis, Arisaig; Simone Scott, Sackville; Carol Anne Currie, Antigonish; brothers, Colin (Nadine) MacInnis, Stevie (Mary) MacInnis, Bernard (Margie) MacInnis, Hughie MacInnis, all of Arisaig. Bev showed kindness and compassion to everyone she met and always went out of her way to help others. As a result, she had so many fabulous friends whom she valued enormously. In celebration of Bev's life, visitation 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Andrews Church, St. Andrews, Rev. Charles Cameron presiding. Burial in South River Cemetery. A memorial 4-H bursary has been created in Bev's name. Donations can be made at the Bergengren Credit Union, Antigonish.