DAVIDSON, James Lawrence "Ted"
92, of East Village, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 28, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, with his family by his side. Born in East Village near Londonderry, "Ted" was a lifelong resident of the area working as a farmer for most of his life and who had a great love for horses. His knowledge and skill with draft horses made him a very valuable member of the logging camps in which he worked throughout the Colchester and Cumberland County areas. He retired from the Department of Natural Resources where he worked as a maintenance person and a greenskeeper for various Provincial Parks in the area. He was a son of the late Elizabeth Blackador Slack and James Davidson, being raised by his grandmother Annie and stepgrandfather Fred Gelling. He had a great love and affection for his family and was always there for every occasion, happy or sad. He always loved to share his many interesting stories of days gone by with his family. He also kept many items from his century farm in a small museum on his property. In earlier years he also enjoyed playing his fiddle. His passing at the Colchester Regional has left a sadness in our hearts and a void in our lives. He was predeceased by his daughter, Carol. He will be forever remembered and loved by his wife of many years, Winnie (Rushton); his daughter, Beverly McCulloch (Lee), Debert, and their children, Brandon (Suzanne), and their children, Drew and Autumn; Joshua (Colleen); Desiree; his son, Lyle (Cindy), East Mountain, and their children, Maggie and Dustin; grandson, Ian, Twillingate, N.L., who is the son of the late Carol; stepson, Llewelyn Rushton, British Columbia; foster son, Charles Cock, Alberta. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 3:30 - 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, followed by funeral service at 4 p.m., all in Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro, with Pastor Steve Adams officiating. A reception will follow in the funeral home. Donations in Ted's memory may be made to Colchester SPCA.
ARSENAULT, Barbara J.
56, Sydney, died February 28, 2009, in MacGillivray Guest Home, Sydney. Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes (Campbell) Johnston. Surviving are husband, Bernie; daughter, Leasa; son, Trevor; sisters, Mickey Kokocki, Georgina Gale, Joanne MacDonald, Raylene Drysdale, Earlene Landry, Rose MacDonald; brothers, Gary, Thomas, Joey, Cecil. Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m. in St. Anthony Daniel Church. Family will be there one hour before to greet friends. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
MISENER, Harold Franklyn "Hoppy"
It is with deep regret that we the family of Hoppy Misener announce his passing on Friday, February 27, 2009, in his 93rd year. He was born in Woodside, Halifax Co., June 20, 1915. He was predeceased by his parents, Harvey and Mable May (Anderson); brothers, Clayton and Howard "Dick"; sisters, Hazel Beaton and Verna Smith (all of Dartmouth); wife, Iris (Porter) and son, Keith (of Hamilton, Ont.) and granddaughter, Janice Misner (Sackville). He will be sadly missed by his son, Terry (Donna) of Richmond, B.C.; daughter, Cheryl (Graham) (Trembley) Weldon, of Dartmouth; granddaughter, Lori (Robert) Smith of Sackville; grandsons, Terry Jr., of Bedford; Patrick and Frank Trembley of Halifax and Gordon, Richmond, B.C.; great-grandchildren, Megan and Nathaniel, children of Lori Smith; several nieces and nephews and their children; his very dear friend, Marion Brown of Dartmouth and his many friends from both Nova Scotia and Thorold-St. Catherine's, Ont. Hoppy served with the Merchant Navy aboard the Imperial Oil ships, The Royal Lite, Willow Dale Park, Norwood Park, Ontario Lite, the Montrolite, and Imperial Edmonton from 1942-1945. He stayed with Imperial Oil working as an engineer aboard the Imperial Edmonton Until 1950. He moved to Hamilton, Ont., with his wife and children when he joined J.P. Porter Dredging Company from 1950-1962, dredging Hamilton Harbour Bay to help build the Burlington Skyway Bridge over the Hamilton Harbour into Lake Ontario. He then continued his career as an engineer from the Q & O Steamship Lines, aboard the Great Lake ships, New York News, and Chicago Tribune from 1962-1980 when he retired and moved back to Nova Scotia. He resided in Lawrenctown, Halifax Co., from 1980 till his death. Cremation has taken place under the direction of A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home (461-0700). and at the request of the deceased there will be no visitation or service. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of 3 east at Dartmouth General Hospital for their care and compassion shown during his time there. Condolences may be sent in care of 36 Chebogue Lane, Dartmouth, NS B2W 0B8.
CHANDLER, "Bessie" Elizabeth Jeanette
104, of Liverpool / Milton, passed away on Saturday, February 28, 2009, in Mahone Nursing Home, Mahone Bay. Born in Upper Cornwall, she was a daughter of the late Austin and Alice (Daniels) Veinotte. She resided most of her life in Liverpool and Milton and was the matriarch of her family. She was a member of Holy Trinity Anglican Church of Liverpool, The ACW and the oldest living Rebekah Lodge member in Atlantic Canada as a member of Pinehurst Rebekah Lodge No. 96. Aunt Bessie, as she was known by many whether you were a niece or nephew or not, was a hard working woman all her life and was well-loved by all. She especially loved young people and adored her grandchildren and their children. Bessie enjoyed a good game of cards and was known to frequent the odd bingo hall in her lifetime. She was also an avid baseball and softball fan of many Liverpool teams. The Chandler Home was the place to stay for many boarders working in the Liverpool area in the 50s and 60s because of Bessie's well-known cooking talents. She is survived by daughter, Sheila Selig, Bridgewater; twin grandsons, Peter (Debbie) Selig, Kentville; Paul (Janet) Selig, Pickering, Ont.; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Kyle, Christopher (Tara), Karen (Rob Snow), Rob; great great-granddaughter, Grace; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, George; son-in-law, Roy; sisters, Lillian, Lola, Gertrude, Hazel; brothers, Lester, Vernon, Laurie, Lloyd and Ervin. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 4, from 7-9 p.m., in Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool. A funeral service will be held Thursday, March 5, at 2 p.m., from Trinity Anglican Church, Rev. Donald Lawton officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Bog Road, Liverpool. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Trinity Anglican Church, the Stained Glass Fund of New Cornwall United Baptist Church or to a charity of your choice.
STUEMPEL, Elfriede "Friedel"
84, of Lunenburg, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2009, in Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care, Lunenburg. Born in Oderin, Germany, Friedel was a daughter of the late Max and Hedwig Kuhring. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Heinz Stuempel and a brother and sister in Germany. Friedel is survived by her sons, Jack and his partner, Maria, of Victoria, B.C.; and Peter and his wife Lea, of Chester. She was the much loved grandmother of Michael (Hiromi) of Tokyo, Japan; Tim (Becky) of Ottawa; and Oma (great-granny) to Kyle and Jaye, Tokyo and Piper and Phoenix, Ottawa. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. No. 3, Lunenburg. A memorial service will take place on Tuesday, March 10, at 1 p.m. in Trinity United Church, Mahone Bay, with Rev. Ruth Brown officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in Germany. If desired, donations in Friedel's memory can be made to S.H.A.I.D. Tree Animal Shelter, Bridgewater.
WALKER, Keith Murray
78, of Kentville, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2009, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Kentville, he was a son of the late Burton and Nancy (Kilcup) Walker. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served with the 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment. Following the war, he was employed for 37 years as a Poultry Technician at the Kentville Research Station, retiring in 1991. He was a 50 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Kings Branch No. 6, Kentville, a member of the Ken-Wo Golf and Country Club, New Minas and a member of the Federal Superannuation National Association (FSNA). Keith was also an avid Toronto Maple Leafs fan. He is survived by his wife, the former Ethel Miner; stepdaughters, Shirley Pearl, Kentville; Judy Parker, Medford, Kings Co.; Sheila O'Quinn, Kentville; sisters, Evelyn Forsythe, Riverview, N.B.; Linda Jones, North Alton; brothers, Stan, Vernon, B.C.; Clyde, Kentville; stepgrandchildren, Tanya, Sarah, Nick, Alex and Kelly; step great-grandchildren, Madeline and Kate; several nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Brad (Paula) Walker, Bedford. He was predeceased by brother, Glen; and brother, Donald, in infancy; stepdaughter, Dianne Ward; stepgranddaughter, Candice Parker. Cremation has taken place under the direction of White Family Funeral Home, Kentville and there will be no visitation or funeral service, by Keith's request. A private family graveside committal service will be held at a later date in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings Co. Donations in memory may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Kings Branch No. 6, Kentville or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
ROY, Lawson Alden
88, of Port Mouton, passed away Friday, February 27, 2009, in Queens' General Hospital, Liverpool. Born on Port Mouton Island, he was a son of the late Alden and Idella (Parnell) Roy. Lawson was a veteran of the Second World War, serving in England and Italy with the Postal Corps . He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Mersey Branch No. 38, Liverpool and the Veterans' Club. He was a fisherman for most of his working life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and walking Summerville Beach. He is survived by daughters Vicky Tanner, of Liverpool; Sheila (Peter) Lavender, of Liverpool; Annie "Bella" (Jordan) Oickle, of Mersey Point; sons, Bernie, at home; Marty (Wendy Parson), of Edmonton; grandchildren, Teresa, Bernie, Sally, Vanessa, Deanna, Amanda, Cory; great-grandchildren Dalton, Lilly, Nathaniel, Colby, Rebecca, Riley, Samantha. He was predeceased by his wife, Mildred; son Gordon; grandson, Troy; sisters, Beulah, Vera, Helen, Dena; brother, Gerald. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 5, from 7-9 p.m., with a Royal Canadian Legion Service to be held at 7 p.m., and funeral service on Friday, March 6, at 2 p.m., all from Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool, Rev. Bethe Benjamin-Cameron officiating. Burial will be in Peaceful Hill Cemetery, Port Mouton. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Queens General Hospital Foundation or to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
DAUPHINEE, Ruth Patricia
With heavy hearts, the family of Ruth Patricia Dauphinee announce, her passing on Friday, February 27, 2009, in K.E. Spencer Memorial Home, Moncton, N.B. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late William and Margaret Hunt. Ruth spent her early working life as secretary at St. Paul's Church in Halifax and later at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in Riverview. She retired from Clark's Stationery & Supply after many happy years of working with Frank and Connie Clark. Ruth will be remembered with love by those who knew her for her kind heart, charitable spirit and positive outlook on life. Ruth will be sadly missed by her daughters, Mary Margaret Dauphinee, Kingston, Ont.; Patricia Harknett, Moncton; son-in-law, Brian Harknett; and beloved grandchildren, Angela (Harry) Prokopetz, Lori (Chris) Kirby, Andrew and Troy Harknett; her darling great-granddaughters, Keeleigh and Hanna Prokopetz; sister-in-law, Claire Elrick; several nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husbands, George W. Dauphinee and Joseph A. Ethier. Ruth's second family were the wonderful staff at the K.E. Spencer Memorial Home, Applegrove and Birchwood, where she spent the last nine years; the love, dignity and compassion shown to her during her time there is truly appreciated by her family. No visitation or funeral service by personal request. A celebration of Ruth's life will be held at a later date. In Ruth's memory donations to the memorial of your choice would be appreciated. Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (506-858-1995) in care of arrangements.
HARTLEN, Kenneth William
85, Dartmouth. A wonderful father, husband and grandfather has left us with the memory of his beautiful smile on Thursday, February 26, 2009, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII. Born January 5, 1924, in Westphal, he was a son of the late William Verner and Alice Margaret (Bainbridge) Hartlen. A veteran of the Second World War, Ken saw service in Italy, Belgium and Holland with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. After the war he worked for Jim Conrad and was later employed for 37 1/2 years at CFB Shearwater in the C.E. section, until his retirement in 1986. He was a devoted member of Woodlawn United Church, a member of the Men's Club and a long-standing member of the Woodlawn Golden K Club until illness prevented his participation. He will be fondly remembered for his devotion to family, his kindness, friendship and willingness to lend a helping hand. Ken enjoyed bowling, fishing, playing cards, family gatherings, repairing small engines, gardening and had a keen interest in local politics. Ken is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marie (Farquharson) Hartlen; son, Ralph (Suzanne), Saint John, N.B.; daughters, Sandra (Richard), Coldbrook; Pat (Bill), Tatamagouche; Kathy, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Chris (Amy), Andrea, Meghan, Ryan and Shawn. He is also survived by his brothers, Lorne, Dartmouth; Frank, Shubenacadie; Arthur, Dartmouth. He was predeceased by his sisters, Isabelle Woodworth, Elsie Hartlen and brother, Clarence. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Funeral service to be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Woodlawn United Church. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens with a reception to follow in Woodlawn United Church Hall. Donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or charity of choice.
GREWAL, Manpreet Singh "Banka" "Manny"
38, of Tampa, born in Punjab, India, raised in Toronto, Ont., and previously of Bermuda, died suddenly on Tuesday, February 24, 2009, of a heart attack. He is survived by wife, Katie Wall; parents, Kanwarjit and Jaswinder Grewal; brother, Harpreet; extended family, many friends. He will be sadly missed by his parrot "Buddy". Manpreet means "full of love" which describes him aptly. Those who met him were instantly captivated by his bright eyes, his kind, open smile, and his wonderful sense of humour. His warmth to others and ability to tell a story drew people to him. Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on March 3 in Ward Funeral Home, 52 Main St. South, Brampton, Ont. Funeral service and cremation witnessing at 9 a.m., March 4, in Meadowvale Crematorium, 7732 Mavis Rd., Brampton, Ont. Family requests donations to a charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.