CHUTE, Alice Myrtle
84, of Hampton, passed away Saturday, February 28, 2009, in Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Dalhousie, Annapolis Co., she was a daughter of Reginald and Myrtle (Durling) Hannam. She is survived by her son, Wayne Chute, Hampton; daughter, Linda Shearer (Paul), Bridgetown; grandchildren, Darlene Thorson, Colleen Marshall, Ricky Shearer, Jamie Shearer; great-grandchildren, Trisha Banks, Colin McGill, Miranda McGill, Jeremy, Ashley, Katie, Mitchell, Autumn Shearer; great great-grandchildren, Howie, Jordan, Payton; brother, Harvey Hannam (Betty), Lower Sackville; sisters, Pauline Rafuse, Dartmouth, and Eileen Rice (Lenley), Annapolis Royal and many nieces and nephews. Alice was predeceased by her husband, Floyd Chute; five brothers, four sisters and her son-in-law, Paul Shearer. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Bridgetown. A memorial service will take place at a later date in the spring. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
COX, Douglas Stewart
Aged 86 years, of Elm Street, Springhill, passed away on Saturday, February 28, 2009, in Gables Lodge, Amherst. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Cecil and Myrtle (Lawrence) Cox. Doug served with the Royal Canadian Army during the Second World War, while serving he was wounded in Italy. Following his return home, he worked as a mechanic for Letcher's Garage, Springhill, later managing Letcher's Furniture Store. He then owned and operated his own oil delivery business until his retirement at age 55. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He leaves to mourn his wife of 65 years, the former Elsie Mont; daughter, Margaret Orlik, Springhill and son-in-law, James Orlik, Moncton, N.B.; grandsons, Ron (Ann) Cox, Sandy (Sandra) Cox, Brian Cox and Jimmy (Carla) Orlik; great-grandsons, Douglas, Kendall and Kenneth Cox; great-granddaughter, Brooke Orlik; great great-grandsons, Connor and Colten Cox; sister, Joyce (Gordon) MacCallum, Springhill; brother, Arnold (Marg) Cox, Amherst; sister-in-law, Grace Thompson, Springhill; brother-in-law, Jim (Madeline) Mont, Rockley; several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, followed immediately at 3 p.m. by a memorial funeral service with The Rev. Marilyn Hagen-Strand and The Rev. Frank Likely officiating, both held in A. H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill. The family would like to thank the workers of Gable's Lodge, Amherst for the wonderful care they gave to Doug.
MacNEIL, Emma Anne
68, Yarmouth, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2009. Born in Lower L'Ardoise, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Mary (Masters) Sampson. Survived by son, George, daughter-in-law, Margaret; and granddaughters, Katelyn and Erin; sister, Sara; and brother, Hillary. Predeceased by her loving husband, George MacNeil; and granddaughter, Emily. Visitation will take place in T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday, March 9. A funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Theresa's church on Tuesday, at 2 p.m. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery.
COMEAU, Larry Joseph
66, of Dartmouth, passed away February 27, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Dartmouth, 461- 0700.
ROGERS, Monique Anne Marie
67, of Hantsport, Hants Co., passed away Sunday, March 1, 2009, at home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on September 15, 1941, in Kedgewick, N.B. Her strength, love of life, laughter, family and many friends sustained her throughout her ordeal. Monique was very committed to St. Mary's Parish in Hantsport, having served as Treasurer for more than 20 years and always involved in any task needing to be done from dessert parties, painting, cleaning to designing wall hangings for the church. Her artistry bloomed with creating more than 200 quilts and donating hand made hats for other cancer patients. Monique especially enjoyed her weekly girls night out and winning crib in Windsor with her husband Bazil. She loved traveling but most importantly the friends she made along the way. She will be deeply missed by her husband, Bazil; daughter, Carol; son, Steven; beloved grandchildren, Lydia (MacNeil), Jacob and Melissa; sisters, Edmee (Roland) Brideau, Simmone April, and Marcelle Thibault; brothers, Jean-Yves (Charlyne) and Gilles (Jocelyne); many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, David and Leonie (Clement) Thibault; brother, Jacques and sister, Lucette. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home Chapel, 194 King St., Windsor. Interment will be at a later date. Donations in memory of Monique may be made to St. Mary's Guild, Hantsport.
SMITH, Donna Sue Hollister
64, of Mineville, passed away suddenly at home on March 2, 2009. Born in Wills Point, Tex., she was the daughter of the late Fred Hollister and Maxine (Hollister) (Blasingame) Lester. Upon graduation from Wills Point High School, Donna attended Baylor University and joined the U.S. Navy where she met her husband John. After their wedding, she moved to Dartmouth where she was a teacher at Caledonia Junior High School before starting her family. Upon seeing her own children through public school, she joined them at university, returning to Dalhousie Law School and graduating at age 50. Donna practiced family law with great compassion for six years. In life she balanced family ties spread over many miles. She commuted to provide loving support to her mother in Tyler, Tex., through her mother's lengthy terminal illness, while also supporting her growing family at home. Family was the most important aspect of her life, and seeing her grandson William arrive five weeks early on February 8, 2009, was a blessing. Family always knew that they could depend on her, as she was on call for many last minute visits to support her loving granddaughters, Madeline and Julia. Donna had a zest for life and a compassion for the human spirit that was witnessed by anyone who came in contact with her. She thrived on lively discussion, while being a great listener and an empathetic soul, usually over a glass of wine. Donna's love for life could also be seen in her passion for organic gardening, as she and Kathy had a steady date every Saturday morning, taking care of the natural world around us, while maintaining her own soul in the fellowship she shared with Kathy. She was a tireless supporter of Orenda Canoe Club, Dalhousie Legal Aid, The Stephen F. Lewis Foundation - Grandmothers to Grandmothers, and Adult Literacy. Donna also touched lives around the world, as she, along with nine other girlfriends started a chapter of Grandmothers to Grandmothers, under the umbrella of the Stephen F. Lewis Foundation to benefit those in Africa affected by AIDS. She loved to travel as she and John shared many memories together with close friends while traveling to every corner of the earth, most recently enjoying a trip to South Africa. Donna is survived by her husband of 39 years, John; son, Scott (Sarah); daughter, Lindsay (Eric) Munroe; grandchildren, Madeline and Julia Smith, Amy, Leisa and William Munroe; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Smith; aunts, Gladys Folmar and Alice Hines of Texas; extended Texas family, including Richard and Mary Tekell, along with Martha, Jon and Angela Tekell, Stephen and Lisa Tekell, and Amy Tekell. She was predeceased by her parents; stepfather, Jack Lester; father-in-law, Cecil Smith. Visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where a funeral service will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow in the funeral home reception centre. In lieu of flowers, donations in Donna's memory may be made to The Stephen F. Lewis Foundation - Grandmothers to Grandmothers: www.stephenlewisfoundation.org.
BANKS, Annie Marguerite
91, Bridgewater, Lunenburg Co., passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2009, at home. Born in Bridgewater, she was a daughter of the late George and Mary (Weagle) Dorey. Surviving are daughters, Marjorie (Frank) O'Brien, Bridgewater; Audrey (Richard) Wamboldt, Wileville; June (Vincent) Hubley, Mount Pleasant; son, Ira Jr., Bridgewater; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Stewart, Bridgewater; Nellie Feener, Bridgewater; Beatrice Thompson, Lower Branch. She was predeceased by husband, James Ira; sons, James and Roy; sisters, Sarah Clarke, Gladys Selig, Adelaide Maloney; brothers, Temery Dorey, Tracy Dorey, Joey Dorey. Visitation 2-4 p.m. today in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Bridgewater, Rev. Ron Appleton officiating. Burial to follow in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater. Family flowers only, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
92, Saulnierville, passed away March 5, 2009, at home. Born in Amirault's Hill, she was a daughter of the late Adolph and Mary (Muise) Muise. She is survived by son, Raymond (Susanne), Meteghan; daughter, Paulette (Richard) Shanks, Saulnierville; sister, Myra Ruggirello, Springfield, Mass.; daughter-in-law, Mae Gaudet, St. Bernard; grandchildren, Andrea, Sandra, Michelle, Josette, Jean-Paul, Réjean, Serge; ten great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, Charles; son, Alain; brothers, Otis, Jacob. Visitation will take place Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral will be 11 a.m. on Monday in Sacred Heart Church, Saulnierville, Rev. Paul Belliveau officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Sacred Heart Parish Fund.
PARKER, Marjorie Jean
Following an evening of songs of praise and worship, prayer and Bible reading and surrounded by her loving family, Marjorie Jean Parker quietly left this earthly world and triumphantly entered her eternal rest on March 4, 2009. Born in Lequille, May 22, 1927, Marjorie has resided in Mountain Lea Lodge, Bridgetown, since 2005. Marjorie was the oldest of five children of the late Joseph and Mary (Owen) Bailey. Marjorie dedicated her life to raising her fourteen children and was happiest when she was holding a newborn baby in her arms. Her other biggest pleasure was the times spent in fellowship with others in the house of the Lord and she was a faithful member of Full Gospel Tabernacle for many years. In past years Marjorie was a member of the Inglewood Baptist choir and Full Gospel Tabernacle Womens' Missionary Society. She had been a devoted supporter of Genesis Christian Missionaries since 1977 when she opened her home as a meeting place for children's Bible Club. Marjorie will be remembered as a loving and gracious lady whose desire was to be a good wife and mother and live a life that was pleasing to her Lord and Savior. Marjorie is survived by her mother, Mary Bailey, Montreal, Que.; children, Rupert Jr. "Chum", Digby; George (Doreen), Cornwallis; Mary Alice (Joseph) Skeir; Rosanne Johnson, Granville Ferry; Shirley Parker-Revallion, New Minas; Darlene (Fred) Paris, Dartmouth; Dorothy Lynn Parker, Halifax; Beverley Parker, Dartmouth; Marjorie Parker-Dorey, Kingston; Peggy Lee (Douglas) Bent, Bridgetown; Lawrence (Sharon), New Minas; Michael (Tracy) Round Hill; Andrea Parker-Caldwell, Dartmouth; adopted daughter, Theresa Character, Middleton; 36 grandchildren; and 37 great- grandchildren; sisters, Naomi Wesley, Winnipeg, Man.; Alice Mercer, Montreal, Que.; brothers, Paul (Molly), Montreal, Que.; and Peter (Debbie) Kentville. Marjorie was predeceased by her husband, Rupert William; son, Richard; infant daughter, Melody Robin; father, Joseph; and brother, Joseph Jr. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., today, in Granville Ferry Baptist Church, with Rev. Herb Townsend officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Genesis Christian Ministries. We will keep you in our hearts, Mom, until we meet again.
89, Saulnierville, passed away March 5, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Saulnierville Station, she was a daughter of the late William and Odellie (Comeau) Comeau. She is survived by children, Odette Saulnier, Alain and Roland, all of Saulnierville; Maurice, Yarmouth; grandchildren, Ronald, Saulnierville; Joshua, Jonathan, Jessica, all of St. John, N.B. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Predeceased by husband, Wilfred; daughter, Marie at birth; brothers, Freddie, Beurtie, Eurrie, Benoit, Camille in infancy; sisters Rita, Stella, Emilie, Estelle in infancy. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral will take place on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, Saulnierville, Rev. Paul Belliveau officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.