PEACH, Marion Victoria
92, Liverpool, passed away February 25, 2009, in North Queens Nursing Home, Caledonia. She was a daughter of the late George and Marie Snow. Surviving are daughter, Melba Sproule; sons, Charles, James Blakney; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, Forrest; son, Walter; grandsons, Richard, Chayce, Terrance; sisters, Lillian, Nina; brother, Clarence. Cremation has taken place under Chandlers' Funeral Home. A private memorial service will be held later in Zion United Cemetery. Donations to Multiple Sclerosis Society, Atlantic Division.
CHISHOLM, Charles Francis
89, Pictou, passed away February 25, 2009, in Northumberland Veterans' Unit, Sutherland-Harris Memorial Hospital, Pictou. Born in New Glasgow, the son of the late Duncan and Isabel Chisholm. He is survived by wife, Ann Chisholm; daughters, Ann O'Toole, Kathy MacKay, three grandchildren; sister, Florence Munroe. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. Funeral service will take place 10 a.m. Saturday in McLaren Funeral Home Chapel, Pictou, Father Ray Huntley officiating. Spring burial will be in Stella Maris Parish Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations to a charity of your choice.
GREEK, Flora Amelia
The death occurred on Wednesday, February 25, 2009, of a long-time resident of Blue Rocks. Flora Amelia Greek, 81, passed away in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Her nieces, Brenda (Barry) Oxner; her great-nephew, Jonathan (Sharleen) Oxner and her great-niece, Jaclyn (Corey) Hirtle, were by her side. Flora was a daughter of the late John George Russel and Luellen Mabel (Knickle) Greek. Flora was a faithful member of St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Blue Rocks, where she was Superintendent, taught Sunday school for 50 years and sang in the church choir. Flora worked outside the home until she was 78 years of age, at which time she stricken with leukemia. She worked for Canada Post, taught in a two room schoolhouse, worked for Stedmans, Lunenburg, as office manager and in her later years at Rudolf's Ladies Wear, Lunenburg. Flora is also survived by sister, Muriel (Greek) Knickle, and niece, Judy Tanner, Dayspring. She is also survived by great-nephews, Troy (Angie) Tanner, Garden Lots; Jared (Lili) Tanner, Montreal and Josh, Garden Lots. She also had the privilege of being survived by great great-niece, Emma Tanner and great great-nephew, Ryan Hirtle. She was predeceased by sister, Mabel (Greek) Tanner, and nephew, John Wayne Tanner. Friends are invited to share their memories of Flora with her family during visitation in Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. No. 3, Lunenburg, on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate Flora's life will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Blue Rocks, Rev. Reginald MacDonald officiating. Interment will be in Lower Blue Rocks Cemetery, Blue Rocks. Flowers from the immediate family only. Memorial donations may be made to St. Barnabas Anglican Church, and the Lower Blue Rocks Cemetery.
MOSHER, Gerald Thomas "Tom"
77. With heavy hearts and deepest sorrow, we announce the sudden passing of Tom on February 24, 2009, at his residence. Born in Sydney, he was a son of Charles and Pearl (Craig) Mosher. Tommy grew up in Halifax. He enjoyed singing and playing his guitar, flea markets, bingo, and poker machines. In the 1950s, he and his wife, Daisy worked and traveled with Bill Lynch's Fair. He had also worked at Windsor Park in Halifax until his retirement in 1986. He is survived by daughters, Thomasine (Tina) Vacon, Grand Manan, N.B.; Elizabeth Miles, Toronto, Ont.; Geraldine (Geri) Meister, Riverview, N.B.; Rhoda Mosher, Kitchener, Ont.; grandchildren, Jodie and Matthew Meister; great-grandson, Connor Meister; all of Riverview, N.B.; his companion of 44 years, Marg Fleet, Halifax; sisters, Margaret "Jane" White, Halifax; Rosemarie MacDonald, Halifax; Colleen Myra (Fred), Fall River; brother, Robert "Craig" Mosher (Maureen), Halifax; many nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by Jenny, Scooter, and Tootsie. He was predeceased by wife, Daisy (Baker) Mosher; son, Butch Mosher; brothers, Albert, Charles Jr., and Earl Mosher; and brother-in-law, Edward MacDonald. Cremation has taken place under the care of J. A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax, (477.5601), where visitation will be held on Saturday, February 28, from 11-2 p.m., followed by a memorial service beginning at 2 p.m. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. "Between now and then til I see you again I'll be loving you, love me" "I'm sure I heard you sing and yodel in the whisper of the wind"
DUNLOP, Frances Mary "Duce"
Died on February 26, 2009. Born on August 7, 1924, in Chignecto, she was a daughter of the late John Sr. and Edwina (McLellan) Collins. She is survived by son, Robert Collins; daughters, Darlene LeBlanc, Sylvia Kempt, Debbie Rolfe, Wanda Fullerton, Theresa Melanson, Jeannie Brown; sister, Alice Dwyer; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Gilbert Arseneau; second husband, Harry Dunlop; three grandchildren; two brothers. Visitation in Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst, today, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral, Saturday, 2 p.m., Campbell's Chapel.
WILLIAMS, Thurza E.
77, Gorge Road and formerly of Shediac Road, Moncton, N.B., passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side on Wednesday, February 25, 2009, in Moncton Hospital. Born in New Glasgow on July 24, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Catherine (McLean) Graham. Thurza was a Registered Nurse and graduated from Aberdeen Hospital (1955). She received her Gold Cap from the Aberdeen Alumni in 2005. She was a member of St. Georges Anglican Church in Moncton, as well as a past member of the St. Georges Alter Guild. She was also a past member of the Nurses Auxiliary of the Moncton Hospital, and a past Board Member of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Moncton. She was a loving and caring mother, nanny, sister, and friend. She always had fond memories of the Purvis Avenue girls. She enjoyed family times at the cottage, traveling, skiing and loved to dance. Left with many cherished memories are her children, Catherine Pellazar (Rolando) of Moncton, N.B.; Peter Williams (Tim Pedersen) of Loretto, Ont.; Natalie Robart (Greg) of Rothesay, N.B.; her grandchildren, Tess and anDrew Robart; her sister, Esther Baker (the late J.B. Baker QC) of Stellarton; sister-in-law, Dorothy (Williams) Peer (Donald) of Hubbards; brother-in-law, Douglas Williams (the late Iris Belyea) of Ottawa, Ont.; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Dr. Donald E. Williams; sisters, Olive and Isabel; her brother, Allister. A memorial service will be held in St. George's Anglican Church, corner of Church and Queen Streets, Moncton, N.B., on Sunday, March 1, at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. Chris VanBuskirk officiating. The family will be receiving relatives and friends in the church hall immediately following the service. Interment will be in Fairhaven Memorial Gardens at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations made to Alzheimer's Society, or the Friends of the Moncton Hospital Foundation in memory of Thurza would be appreciated. A very special thanks from the family to the staff of Protem, 77 Gorge Road. The family wants to express their thanks to Dr. B Davidson, Dr. P Phelan, and the nursing staff of 3600 and 5100 of the Moncton Hospital. A heartfelt thanks to Margie Landry, and Isabel and Lorne Crowell. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Tuttle Bros. Funeral Home, 171 Lutz St., Moncton, NB (506) 857-8564.
Passed away February 24, 2009, in the Orangeville Ontario Palliative Care Unit, aged 67. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Ella (MacKay) and Earl Stevenson (of Fairview, and Toronto, Ont.). He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Carol (Ernst); daughter, Michelle; son, Craig (Angela); and grandson, Callum; brothers, Doug (Mildred), Bill; sisters, Paula (John Cooper) and Shirley (Bernie Sweet). Uncle Mim will be greatly missed by his many nieces and nephews in Nova Scotia and Ontario. Upon his request cremation has taken place. Funeral will be Monday, March 2, in Dods and MacNair Funeral Home, Orangeville, Ont., at 11 a.m. Burial at a later date in Halifax.
PURDY, Alexander Eugene "Gene"
66, of Pinevale, Antigonish Co., passed away on February 26, 2009, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Robert and Margaret (MacDonald) Purdy. Gene was a fun-loving man who enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and bird watcher. His lifelong pursuit was to see the legalization of marijuana. He is survived by his daughter, Krystal (Corey Bowie), Pinevale; grandson, Adison, who was Gene's pride and joy; brothers, Duncan (Shirley) and Angus (Margie), both of Antigonish; sister, Mary Lee, Vancouver, B.C.; many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish. There will be no funeral service. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to the ALS Society of Nova Scotia or Canadian Cancer Society.
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.
MacDONALD, Thomas Ormand
84 years, of High Crest Nursing Home, Springhill, passed away on Tuesday, February 24, 2009, in High Crest. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Charles Albert and Laura Lillian Mae (Perrin) MacDonald. He served 20 years in the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps and another 20 years with The Link Belt Machinery Co., Toronto. He was a former member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 13, Toronto. He is survived by daughters, Roberta (David) MacKay and Dawna (Donald) MacDonald, both of Springhill; Wendy MacDonald, Fredericton, N.B.; son, Ricky, Miramichi, N.B.; sister, June Hunter, Springhill; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his second wife, the former Doris Leona (Ripley) Griffiths; brothers, Harold and Albert; sister, Ethel. Visitation will be held 1-3 p.m. Friday, February 27, followed immediately at 3 p.m. by the funeral service, both held in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, with Rev. David Lloyd-Pearce officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill, at a later date.
BROWN, Aileen Shirley
87, passed away peacefully in Annapolis Royal Nursing Home. She was born December 7, 1921, in Grand Bend, Ont. to the late Clarence and Beulah (Weigand) Desjardine. She is survived by brothers, Wilmer (Ethel) Desjardine and Ronald Desjardine; sister, Marilyn (Glen) Radar; sister-in-law, Helen Brown; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold; sisters-in-law, Georgina Desjardine, Marion Kennedy and Paula Gammon; brothers-in-law, William Brown, Lloyd Kennedy and Cecil Gammon. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Bridgetown. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held May 16, at 2 p.m. in Wadeville Cemetery, Granville Centre, with Canon Ken Vaughan officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Annapolis Royal Nursing Home Staff and Resident Fund. Special thanks to all the staff of Annapolis Royal Nursing Home for their tender loving care.