WOODLAND (Shaw), Madeline Mary
80, Wolfville, formerly of Moschelle, passed away February 26, 2009, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. She was born in Round Hill and was the daughter of the late Cecil Oliver and Leolia (Fredericks) Shaw. She was a member of Saint John's Anglican Church and Church Guild, Moschelle and supported many community events. She enjoyed the outdoors and loved feeding birds and animals. She is survived by sons, Guy (Mary), Concord, N.H.; Bryan (Glenda), New Minas; daughter, Barbara (Grant) Noaks, Edmonton, Alta.; grandchildren, Sheri, Nathan, Guy and Sara; great-grandchildren, Austin, Hunter, Chrystal and Britney. She is also survived by brother, Donald (Delilah) Shaw, Round Hill. She was predeceased by John Malcolm "Mackie", her loving husband and companion for 59 years; brothers, George, Gordon and Cecil; grandson, Michael. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Kaulbach Family Family Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 5, in St. Luke's Anglican Church, Annapolis Royal, Rev. Canon Ken Vaughan officiating. Entombment will be in St. John's Church Columbarium, Moschelle. Family flowers only by request. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Palliative Care Unit of the Annapolis Community Health Center or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.
SCHRAM, Vera J.
96, Halifax, the last surviving member of her immediate family, passed way peacefully with her family by her side Saturday, February 28, 2009. Born in Waterville, she was a daughter of the late Norman and Maude (Russell) Fredericks. Vera was a loving and devoted wife and mother. Her family was her pride and joy. She is survived by daughter, Karna Butler, Hammonds Plains; grandchildren, Denise, Colin and Stephen; three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, John Schram; sisters, Lillian Best, Ruth Whitman, Leora O'Brien, Ardythe Layton; brothers, Donald and Basil; brothers-in-law, Claude Best, Ralph Whitman, Leo O'Brien and John Layton. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd. No visitation by request. Memorial service 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Interment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Rev. Pat Malin officiating. Donations in memory may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
LANDRY, Matilda Regina
92, Kings Regional Rehab, formerly of Yarmouth, passed away in Kings Regional Rehab on March 2, 2009. Born in Abrams River on May 26, 1916, she was a daughter of the late Stillman and Emma (Frotten) Hubbard. Matilda will always be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother. She was very caring, always looking out for and helping the less fortunate. She will be sadly missed by her family. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are daughter, Rita (Clyde) Higby, Yarmouth; son, Flavien, Meteghan, Digby Co.; grandsons, Craig (Susan) Landry, Chegoggin; Clyde (Jean) Higby, Mayflower; stepbrother, Leo Hubbard, Yarmouth. She was predeceased by daughter, Loretta Landry; son, Larry Landry; sister, Lorette; brothers, Edmund and Leonard; stepbrother, Albert. Her remains are resting in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth, where visiting hours will take place today from 7-9 p.m. with prayers at 8 p.m. Funeral service will take place Wednesday, March 4, at 11 a.m. from Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel, Pére Maurice officiating. Interment will take place in Ste. Famille Parish Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
APPLEBY, Donald Laird
76, of Kentville, passed away on Saturday, February 28, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax, with his beloved wife of 52 years at his side. Born in Middleton in 1932, he was a son of the late Cyril "Dixie" and Wanda (Schaffner) Appleby. After completing his education at the Macdonald School, he became an employee at Maritime Tel and Tel in Middleton. His last working years were spent in Halifax. After retirement he moved to Kentville, where he became involved with the Cardiac Rehab Program. He dearly loved spending time at his cottage on the lake where he could canoe and feel close to nature. He loved working with wood and at one time constructed one of his cottages. In winter he enjoyed skating at the local rink. He is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Bent; nephews, Brian Appleby, Ottawa; Bob Fraser, Chester; niece, Paula Edwards, Truro; brother-in-law, George Fraser, Wolfville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger (Lucy) Fowler, Middleton; Lloyd (Betty) Bent, Mosher's Corner; Dorothy Beals and Mary Bent, both of Middleton; Phyllis Bent, Victoria Vale and their families. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, March 6, in Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448, Rev. Karen MacNeill officiating. A reception for family and friends will follow the service. Interment will take place at a later date. By request, family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.
COFFIN, Raymond W.
84, Bridgeport / Glace Bay, died February 28, 2009. Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Bill and Cassie Coffin. Raymond was a veteran of the Second World War. Surviving are sons, Jerry, Ronnie; brothers, Norman, Donald, James, Kelvin; sisters, Helen, Sara, Carol; grandchildren, Troy, Tammy, Dayna, Rhonda; five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by daughter, Gloria; former wife, Sarah (O'Regan); sister, Audrey; brother, Roy. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay. Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday in Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport.
ARCHIBALD, Dorothy Elizabeth
87, of Halifax, passed away Saturday, February 28, 2009, in Glasgow Hall. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late David and Mary (Eade) MacInnis. She was a member of Eastern Star Emerald Chapter 58 for over 50 years. She was also an honorary member of Kwebec Chapter 27. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by her family. She will be remembered for her loving smile, her kindness to others, her love of playing cards and her warm hospitality in her home. She loved to bake and over the years many people have enjoyed those results. Surviving are daughter, Carol Collins (Wayne), Bedford; sister, Marjorie Savard, Halifax; brother, Gordon MacInnis, Halifax; grandsons, Todd, Ottawa; Brian (Cathy), Toronto; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Neil; sister, Vera Carnell; brothers, David "Darkie", Harold and Howie. Visitation 2-4, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 5. Eastern Star service at 6:30 p.m., both in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral service 1:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel, Rev. Sandra Cox officiating. Burial in Fairview Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice.
LUTZ, Ronald George
78, Auburn, Kings Co., passed away Sunday, March 1, 2009, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Lake Paul, Kings Co., he was a son of the late Manford and Jennie (Orpin) Lutz. Ronald was an employee of the Toronto Hydro Company for 20 years then retired back to Nova Scotia. He later worked as a school bus driver for Kings County District School Board, where he very much enjoyed the students. Ronald was devoted to his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandson. He will be sadly missed by Grace, Madalyn and KC. He loved hunting, fishing and spending time at the camp with his friends. Ronald was a former member of the Aylesford and District Lions Club. Surviving are his wife, Joyce H. (Parsons) Lutz, Auburn; son, Brian (Sue) Lutz, Scarborough, Ont.; daughters, Cindy (Ray) Marshall, Milton, Ont.; Diane (David Gates) Lutz, Aylesford Mountain; grandchildren, Shane, Sabrina, Grace and Madalyn; great-grandson, Adam; sister, Winnie Marshall, Weymouth; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Gordon and Arnold Lutz in infancy; Ford Lutz. Visitation for Ronald will take place 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, NS B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900), from where the funeral service will take place 2 p.m. Thursday, March 5, Rev. Brian Wheaton officiating with burial in Morristown Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to Grand View Manor, Berwick.
MacPHERSON, John William
87, of Dartmouth. A wonderful husband, father and grandfather has left us with the memory of his dignity on Saturday, February 28, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Dartmouth, he was a son of the late John and Etta (Moser) MacPherson. A lifelong resident of the Dartmouth area, in his early years he worked in the ice box cutting industry on Dartmouth's lakes, as a mill hand at Sid's Mill and as a carpenter with Ned Withers, Tom Withers, Wilbur Morash and Steve Jackmolvich. He had a great love and affection for his family and friends and was there for every occasion, happy or sad. He loved to share his many interesting stories and photographs of days gone by with his family and friends. He was a devoted member of South End Baptist Church, 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. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, reading, playing checkers and giving an impromptu concert to family and friends on his harmonica. He will be forever remembered and loved by his wife of many years, Diane (Hinch); his son, Johnny MacPherson (Deidre), Dartmouth; daughter, Brenda Acham (Lee), Purcellville, Va.; grandchildren, Morgan, Avery, Rowan, Addison and Carrington. He is survived by his sister, Jean (Demonte), California and was predeceased by his sister, Joyce (Fortt) (California). A special thanks to the staff of Dartmouth General Hospital, most notably to the nurses and physicians on the TCU and ICU Floor for the excellent care he received. Also, thank you to Northwood Home Care with special thanks to Gloria Samson. Funeral service to be held 2 p.m. Friday, March 6, in South End Baptist Church, Dartmouth. Reception will immediately follow service in Church Hall.
HUNTER, Annie Elnora
89, of Windsor, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2009, in Hants Community Hospital. Born on February 21, 1920, in Three Mile Plains, Hants Co., she was a daughter of the late Frederick James and Annie Clare (Whitehead) Shanks. Annie worked from 1969-1987 at the Hants County Jail, after this she retired. She was a member of St. Thomas Anglican Church and past participant of the choir and guild. She gave willingly to any and all in need. Surviving are her daughter, Aileen (Robert) Cochrane, Windsor; sons, Irvin (Faye), Jerry (Chris) Hunter, Three Mile Plains; foster daughters, Priscilla (Gordon) Graham, Zelba (Stan) Lunn, both of Three Mile Plains; grandchildren, Terry (Lori) Miller, Jeff (Julie) Miller, Roxanne (Tim) Riley, Jocelyn (Bill) Butler, Chad (Sarah) Whitehead; great-grandchildren, Jenna, Zachary, Zoe, Madison, Joshua and Emily; sisters, Lena Harvie, Windsor; Barb (Wilfred) Edwards, Newport Station; Shirley Ward, Three Mile Plains; brother, Reid (Alice) Shanks, Three Mile Plains; several nieces and nephews; extended family, Wayne and Donna Johnson. Annie was predeceased by her husband, Roy; brothers, Irvin, Ralph, and John Shanks; sisters, Mary Gibson and Laulia Harvey. Visitation was held 6-9 p.m. Monday, March 2, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King St., Windsor. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today in St. Thomas Anglican Church, Three Mile Plains, Rev. Tom Henderson officiating. Interment will be in Ste. Croix Cemetery, St. Croix. Donations in memory of Annie may be made to St. Thomas Anglican Church.
CRAWLEY (Denty), Shirley Lorean
Age 77, of Timberlea, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Eliza Denty. She is survived by daughters, Anne (Jacques Fredette) Crawley, Dartmouth; Margaret Crawley, Dartmouth; Bernadette (Scott) Conrad, Hubley; Yvette Gilbert, Sackville; Yvonne (David) McNamara, Moncton, N.B.; sons, Kevin, Bedford; Brian, Bedford; Joseph (Karen) Crawley, Sackville; Andre, Bedford; sister, Joyce, Bridgewater; brothers, Austin, Enfield; Gerald, Fairview; 36 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Graham Joseph Crawley; son, Graham Gerald; daughter, Annette Marie; sister, Racheal and brothers, Hebert, Thomas and Frank. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.