PEACH, George Walter
77, Falmouth, Hants Co., passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 24, 2009, in Haliburton Place, Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born September 7, 1931, in Upper Falmouth, he was the son of the late Walter and Bertha (Patterson) Peach. George was a proud member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 83. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Hants County Branch No. 009, Windsor and also a member of Glooscap Campers Association. George enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, playing cribbage and working in his garden. He also enjoyed time at the camp during hunting season with Lloyd and Jim Greeno. George was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and he will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by sons, George Jr., Falmouth; Ross (Tanya), Kentville; daughters, Bertha (Mark) Meister, New Ross; Anne (Brian) Atwell, Hantsport; Vicki (Jamie) Juteau, Windsor; grandchildren, Ryan, Chad, and Blake Atwell, Logan and Wyatt Juteau and Crewe Bailey; sister, Minnie Greeno, Falmouth, and many nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his loving wife of 51 years, the former Jean Elizabeth Hughes (December 1, 2007); brothers, Roy, Howard, Harold, Austin, Ralph, Rex, Herb and Lorne; sisters, Eva Wilson, Lydie Arenburg and Margaret Armstrong. Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317), where the family will receive visitors 6-8 p.m. Friday, February 27. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 28, in the Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Chapel, with Rev. Michael Boyd officiating. Private family interment will be held in Centre Falmouth Cemetery. A reception will follow in the funeral home's Elmcroft Reception Centre. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory of George may be made to Haliburton Place, Hants Community Hospital, 2nd Floor, 89 Payzant Dr., Windsor, NS B0N 2T0 or any local charity of one's choice.
PARSONS, Elizabeth Gladys "Betty"
90, Hantsport, Hants Co., passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 25, 2009, in Rose Marie Home for Special Care, Hantsport. Born in St. John's, N.L., she was the daughter of the late H. Gordon and Olive (Taylor) Christian. Betty attended school and also Memorial University in St. John's before becoming a teacher. In her early years she taught in St. John's, Montreal, Halifax and Hantsport, as a substitute, when her children were young. In the late 40s Betty was a ground hostess in Gander for American Overseas Airlines. Betty was a member of St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Hantsport, as well as the ladies guild. She was a past president of the sanctuary guild and the Ladies Auxiliary at the Hantsport Community Centre. Betty was a very athletic lady who was also very active in her community. Her good nature, sense of humor, style and vivaciousness were obvious and enjoyed by all who knew her. In the later years Betty and Dave spent many happy times at their cottage at Black River Lake, entertaining friends and family. Betty is survived by her husband of 61 years, David Parsons, Hantsport; sons, John (Patti), Halifax; Peter (Susan), Chester; Jim (Shelley), Halifax; grandchildren, Katy, Lauren, Jillian, Haley, Christian, Geoffrey and Rachael. She was predeceased by brother, Robert in infancy. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317), where the family will receive visitors from 7-9 p.m. Friday, February 27. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 28, in St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Main Street, Hantsport, Rev. Michael Boyd officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall followed by interment in Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport. Donations in memory of Betty may be made to St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Main Street, Hantsport, NS B0P 1P0 or Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, 6009 Quinpool Rd., Ste. 300, Halifax, NS B3K 5J7.
GHIZ, George Michael
78, Halifax. It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, George Ghiz, on February 25, 2009, at his home with family by his side. Born in Drumheller, Alta., in 1930, he was a son of the late Elias and Helen Ghiz. There he spent his youth where he enjoyed many friendships, motorcycle riding, photography, and eventually finding his career with Canada Post. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corp. from 1948-1963. In 1959, while on a visit to his father in Halifax, he met his future wife, Elaine Helen Lawen. They married in 1959 and lived in Drumheller (1960-1962), and in Olds, Alta., (1962-1963). In 1963, he transferred his family to Halifax via Canada Post to be close to their respective families. In June 1985, he retired as the Quality Assurance Manager of Canada Post where he was employed for 37 years. Thereafter, he enjoyed an active retirement where he pursued his passion of sports, nature and animal photography. He spent many weekends and week-long trips with his photography buddies in this endeavor, and was also seen on many sports fields, photographing local varsity soccer, football and basketball games. He was an active member of the Photo Guild of Nova Scotia and was actively involved in judging and participating in many competitions. He was a great supporter and friend to all of his children with whom he shared very close relationships. He loved his family very much and always enjoyed sharing conversations, meals and laughs. He was an inspiration for many with his good nature, youthful energy, generosity and resilience to life's many challenges. He will be sadly missed and forever remembered. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Helen; daughters, Angela Ghiz, Halifax; Mona Ghiz, Halifax; sons, Isaac Ghiz, Calgary, Alta.; Louie Ghiz (Andrea Darnbrough), Winnipeg, Man., and first cousin and families, Helen Zboran, Ford City, Pa. Cremation will take place under the direction of J. A. Snow Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Theresa's Church. Family flowers only. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
CURRIE, Mary Carmella
Died Tuesday, February 24, 2009. A daughter of the late George and Grace (Robinson) MacDonald, she is survived by sons, George, Danny, John (Debbie); daughters, Amelia, Grace (Billy Jardine); grandchildren, Lawrence, Jason, Jeremy, Joshua, Victoria, Coady; siblings, Jerry (Shirley), John R. (Karen); sister, Christella. Predeceased by husband, Lawrence; sisters, Amelia, Cle Martell. Cremation has taken place. Visitation February 27, 2-4, 7-9 p.m., V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home. Funeral Saturday, 10 a.m., Immaculate Conception Church, followed by a reception in the parish hall. Interment at a later date.
ROGERSON, Selby Allan
81, Shubenacadie East, passed away February 23, 2009, peacefully in Colchester Hospital, Truro. He was born in South Maitland, the youngest son of the late William and Laura (Thompson) Rogerson. Selby worked for 31 years for the Department of Lands and Forests. He enjoyed dancing, horse racing and card games. He is survived by wife, Irene (Custance) of 45 years; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by only son, Darron; three brothers and two sisters. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Ettinger Funeral Home. No visitation or service. Private burial to take place at a later date in South Maitland United Church Cemetery, South Maitland. Donations may be made to Kidney Foundation of Canada, Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Cancer Society, Colchester Hospital or a charity of choice.
WHITTAKER, Nancy Viva
57, Chegoggin, Yarmouth Co., passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. Born in Yarmouth on May 21, 1951, she was a daughter of Murray Sr. and the late Margaret (Rogers) Allen. Nancy was a member of Yarmouth North Baptist Church and W.M.S. She served for many years as Sunday school superintendent and D.V.B.S. director. She acted as past matron of the Rebekah Lodge. Her numerous accomplishments included acting as former chair of the Tri-Counties Regional School Board, Executive Vice President of N.S.S.B.A., past District Commissioner of Girl Guides Canada, 4-H General Director and provincial board member, and Bits and Boots Saddle Club. Nancy's greatest accomplishment and joy in life was her family. Surviving are her devoted husband of 38 years, Trent; daughter, Pamela (Glenn) LeBlanc, Lower Wedgeport; sons, Alan (Kellie) Whittaker, Yarmouth; Albert (Jennifer) Whittaker, Yarmouth; brothers, Murray Jr. (Rachelle), Yarmouth; sister, Karen Congdon, Truro; Dylan LeBlanc and Samantha LeBlanc, Lantz; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by daughter, Penny Violet, in infancy. Her remains are resting in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth where visiting hours will take place Sunday, March 1, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Monday, March 2 at 2 p.m. from Sweeny's Funeral Home, Rev. A.D. "Bill" Newell officiating. Interment will take place in Chegoggin Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to The Gideons International of Canada, Canada Diabetes Association or Yarmouth North Baptist Church Memorial Fund.
BUTLER, Leo Roy
91, of St. Vincent Nursing Home, passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Leo is survived by his son, Leroy and the Evans family of Halifax. He was predeceased by his wife, Clasina in 2002 and will be missed by his "family of friends" at St. Vincent's. Special thanks to Valerie Connors for befriending Leo, her presence was a highlight in his life. A veteran of the Second World War and the Korean Conflict, Leo served overseas with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. Funeral service will take place in St. Vincent Nursing Home Chapel next week, a private burial to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chebucto Links c/o 2080 Windsor St., Halifax, NS, B3K 5B2.
GRANDY, Wayne E.
65, Halifax, died suddenly at home, on February 24, 2009. He is survived by his mother, Viola, at home; brother, Glenn; sister-in-law, Jan, Prospect; nieces, Gina (James), Krissy, Prospect; nephew, Joe (Erin), Halifax. He was predeceased by his father, Edwin. Remains have been cremated. Committal will be at a later date.
COLFORD, Darrell A.
52, East Jordan, Shelburne, Co., passed away February 21, 2009, in Roseway Hospital, Sandy Point, Shelburne Co. Darrell was the proud Chief Engineer of the Cape la Have, freezer trawler, scalloper. He was the adopted son of the late Howard Colford and Gertrude (Inglis). He is survived by his children, daughter, Jodi Lynn and son, Billy, both of Alberta; brother, Vernen (Sharon McGee), Ontario, and nephews, Scott and Chris Colford. He was predeceased by brothers, Wilfred and Ronald. A memorial service will be held in the Anglican Church in Jordan Falls, Shelburne Co. on March 4, at 1 p.m., Rev. Sandra Fyfe officiating. A reception to follow in the IOOF Hall in Jordan Falls. No visitation by request. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Shelburne.
CAMERON, Fidelis Marie
A Memorial Mass for the late Fidelis Marie Cameron will be held in Immaculate Conception Church, Middle East Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 7th. Reception to follow in the community hall. A private family interment will be held in West Gore Community Cemetery at a later date.
88, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, Inverness Co., Saturday, February 28, 2009. Born in Egypt on September 14, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Andrew D. and Annie Belle (MacDonnell) MacLellan. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, West Lake Ainslie. She was a kind gentle soul with tremendous faith who always looked for the positive in everything. Her family was her whole life. She loved visitors and a cup of tea. Mary was well cared for at the Inverary Manor where she resided since April 2008. She is survived by daughters, Margaret (Willie) MacDonald, Amherst; Cathy (Ray) Cameron, Fort McMurray, Alta.; sons, Douglas, Blackstone; Joe (Heather), Dartmouth; Danny (Diane), Hammonds Plains; Gary, L'Arche, Orangedale; brother, Hughie (Sarah M) MacLellan, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Eppy MacDonald, Hayley MacDonald (Peter), Dionne MacDonald (Jonathan Ettinger), Elliott MacDonald (Ellen MacLean), Jonathan MacDonald, Kelsie and Nathan MacDonald, Robbie MacDonald, Logan, Jordan, and Breagh Cameron; great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Isabelle, Brody, and Rory Elizabeth; numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, John Alex; son, Neil; brothers, John Dan, Sam, Angus and Donald; sisters, Florence, Kaye, and Peggy. Visitation will be held Monday, March 2 in Inverness Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, March 3, at 2 p.m., in Immaculate Conception Church, West Lake Ainslie, with Father Bernie MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, West Lake Ainslie. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Cemetery Fund, West Lake Ainslie or to a charity of your choice.
LOGAN, Gloria Marguerite
83, Truro, passed away Saturday February 28, 2009 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Hantsport, she was a daughter of the late John and Hilda (Alley) Sanford. Gloria was a school teacher on ๋les-de-la-Madeleine and in the Camden Country School for many years. She was a member of the McCulloch United Church and was an active member of the McCulloch-Harmony U.C.W. Gloria enjoyed writing plays that the U.C.W. would perform. She wrote many children's storybooks as well. Gloria was a member of the Canadian Kennel Club and owned and operated the Rock Valley Kennel Club where she raised German Shepherds. She loved the outdoors and spending time in her many flower gardens. Gloria will be loved and missed dearly by all who knew her. She is the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are her husband, Raymond; and nieces and nephews. Gloria is predeceased by sister, Doris Cargill; and brother, John. At Gloria's request, there will be no visitation or memorial service. A graveside service will be held in the spring in Camden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Camden-Harmony U.C.W. Arrangements are under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro.