June Evelyn Robinson
ROBINSON, June Evelyn - 68, Fall River, passed away December 21, 2003, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, QEII. Born in Meaghers Grant, she was a daughter of the late Perry and Marguerite (Day) Grant.
She loved spending time outdoors bird watching and gardening. June also enjoyed her needlepoint and photography.
Surviving are her loving husband and best friend of 48 years, Everett; daughters, Sharon (Dave), Shelly (Ken); sons, Wayne (Wendy), Glenn, Gregory (Darlene); sisters, Judy Kerr, Sharon Stoddard, Linda Sullivan; grandchildren, Kyle, Sarah, Justin, Kaitlyn and Emily who she loved very much; several nieces and nephews.
June was predeceased by her brother, James. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in Fall River United Church, Rev. Valerie Kingsbury officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lung Association of Nova Scotia.
JULIEN, Fred - 86, Chezzetcook, passed away quietly on December 22, 2003, with daughter Diane by his side in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, Halifax, where he was a resident for the last 18 months. Born in Grand Desert, he was a son of the late Angus and Margaret (Bellefontaine) Julien.
Fred was a veteran of the Korean War retiring in Halifax after the passing of his wife Margo (1988).
Surviving are daughters, Denise, Montreal; Diane and Lisa, both of Toronto; many nieces, nephews and cousins in the Grand Desert area.
He was predeceased by his wife, Marguerite; brother, Donald Julien (Grand Desert); sister, Pearl (Hamilton, Ont.).
Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 24, in St. Anslems Church, West Chezzetcook, Father Johni Mathew officiating. Cremation to follow. Burial in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Lung Association of Nova Scotia.
Evangeline "Vange" Giles
GILES, Evangeline "Vange" - 74, Poirierville. It is with great sorrow that the family announces the death on Friday, December 19, 2003, of a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax.
Born in Poirierville, she was the eldest daughter of Clara Ida (Ranson) and the late Wilfred Burke.
She worked for many years at the Nova Scotia Hotel in Halifax and at Shirreff Hall with Beaver Foods.
She spent her later years at her home in Poirierville.
She is survived by her loving husband, Keith; daughter, Verta (Jim) Martell, Timberlea; sons, Ron (Jane), Sackville; Ernie (Shawna), Hubbards; Michael (Cory), Timberlea; sisters, Anna DeCoste, Halifax; Vernice Burke-Al-Tawil, Halifax; Lillian Myles, Lunenburg; brothers, Allan (Sandy), Shelburne; Alex (Margaret), Cole Harbour; Jerry (Vicky), Caledonia; grandchildren, Colin, Kelly, Adam, Lauren, Jenna, Devin, Quinn, Liam; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by brothers, Ernie and Louie in infancy. She will be sadly missed by all who were blessed to know her.
Cremation has taken place.
Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Homes, 6552 Bayers Rd.
A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, in St. George's Church, Brunswick Street, Halifax. Burial will be at a later date.
Family flowers only. Donations may be made to a charity of donor's choice.
Shirley Edna Baker
BAKER, Shirley Edna - 88, Dartmouth, passed away December 21, 2003, at home.
Born in Jeddore, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Nancy Day.
Shirley will be lovingly remembered for her love of knitting, crocheting, picking berries and gardening.
Surviving are daughters, Daisy Nickerson, Ontario; Lena (Bobby) Langille, Milford; Gloria Austin, Upper Tantallon; Edna McCarthy, Spryfield; Lucy (Brian) Donovan, Prince Edward Island; Gladys Oakes, Ontario; Julie Harnish, Wittenburg; son, Joey Baker, Newfoundland; daughter-in-law, Thelma Baker, Carrols Corner; son-in-law, Ralph Harnish, Dartmouth; brother, John (Lorraine) Day, Jeddore; sister, Gladys Day, Prince Edward Island; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Joseph M. Baker; brothers, Doug, George, Bill, Bob; sisters, Jean, Daisy, Mary; grandchildren, Edna, John Douglas, Butch, Jamie; great-grandson, Pouch.
Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, funeral service 1 p.m. Tuesday, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, Rev. Patricia Malin officiating.
Burial to follow in Clam Harbour United Cemetery.
Many thanks to the Northwood Homecare team and to Dr. J.A. DeCroos for all the wonderful care and support over the past few years.
Joseph Augustus Trainor
TRAINOR, Joseph Augustus "Joe" - 60, Halifax, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 21, 2003, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Born September 22, 1943, on Prince Edward Island, he was a son of Gertrude (Myers) and stepson of Charles Corkum, Prince Edward Island, and son of the late Daniel James Trainor.
Joe attended the University of New Brunswick and moved to Cape Breton to work in the finance field. Sydney, Cape Breton proved to be special to Joe, as this is where he fell in love with his wife of 35 years, Colleen (O'Shea) Trainor.
Joe was instrumental in establishing League Savings and Mortgage where he was general manager from 1971-85, expanding the business to all areas of Atlantic Canada. He moved on to establish Merchant Trust Financial where he was president until his retirement in 2000.
He was an instructor at St. Mary's University and Henson College; was a fellow of the Real Estate Institute and certified in real estate finance; belonged to the Real Estate Institute of Canada, Appraisal Institute of Canada, Nova Scotia Association of Realtors; served as chair of the Nova Scotia Chapter of the Real Estate Institute of Canada, and a founding member of the ICA.
The family is overwhelmed by gratitude from the many colleagues, students and clients that he has touched over the years.
Despite his community and academic achievements, his real love was his wife and family. He was a devoted husband and father whose love was unconditional.
Joe is survived by the person who meant the most to him, his soulmate and best friend, Colleen (O'Shea) Trainor; son, Jason (Kelly Anne); daughter, Jennifer; maternal grandmother, Loretta Myers; brother, Daniel (Aryleen); sisters, Bernadette (late Dirk) Weirstra, Marion (Kevin) McCardle, Florence (David) MacDonald, Barbara (Ron) Waite; numerous nieces and nephews.
Joe had a fierce appetite for life which was reflected in his approach to work, play and relationships. He was an avid sportsman who ran every day. All who were fortunate enough to know him were given the special gift of his generous spirit.
Joe is resting in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, with visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday in Saint Agnes Roman Catholic Church, 6903 Mumford Rd., Halifax, family friend Father Lloyd O'Neill officiating. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens.
Reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home Family Reception Centre, 771 Main St., Dartmouth.
A donation in Joe's memory to Canadian Cancer Society, 1-5826 South St., Halifax, NS B3H 1S6 would be appreciated.
"He was a champion for all. He was our King"