LEGGE, Nora Catherine "Dolly"
74, Farmington, Lunenburg Co., passed away on Friday, February 27, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late William John and Nora "Dolly" (Simpson) Ferguson. She was an avid card player and enjoyed bingo. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially spending time on her four-wheeler. Surviving are her husband, Everett; daughter, Katherine (Wayne) Conrad, Pleasantville; son, Wayne (Heather) Legge, West Paradise; sisters, Joan Vincent, Lower Sackville; Gloria Johnston, Calgary, Alta.; Patsy Duprey (Danny), Greenwood; Jeannette (Bob) Banks, Beaver Bank; grandchildren, Melissa, Cynthia, Stacy, Thomas; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sister, Joyce Hirtle; brother, Bill Ferguson. Visitation, 1-2 p.m., Monday, in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater, with funeral service to follow at 2 p.m., Rev. Anna Hoeg officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of South Shore Regional Hospital for their care. Arrangements entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home.
ALCHORN, James Hammond
80, Eastern Passage, passed away February 22, 2009, in Oceanview Manor. Born in Charlottetown, P.E.I., he was the son of the late Hammond and Annie Alchorn. A memorial service will be held 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Dartmouth.
PITTMAN, Audrey Mary
73, of Lunenburg, passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2009, surrounded by her loving family in Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care, Lunenburg. Born in Quyon, Que., she was a daughter of the late John and Lucy (Mayer) Dolan. Audrey embraced and celebrated life. A dearly loved mother and devoted grandmother, she loved spending time with her family. She will be deeply missed and remembered. Audrey is survived by sons, Dan (Mary Jane), Lunenburg; Tommy (Nancy), Lunenburg; Jimmy (Janet Robertson), Lunenburg; Michael (Carla), Lunenburg; grandchildren, Natalie, T.J., Jennifer, Alex, Emily, Christine, Shannon, and Jillian; stepgrandchildren, Kellye and Tracey Robertson; and sister, Marguerite Gibbons, Ottawa, Ont. She was predeceased by her husband, James Patrick Pittman "The Singing Cook"; sisters, Ida Mae and Kathleen. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. No. 3, Lunenburg. A private family memorial mass will be held Monday in St. Norbert's Roman Catholic Church, Lunenburg, Father Joe Christensen officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society or Canadian Cancer Society.
LOMBARD, Joseph George "Georgie"
86, New Edinburgh, Digby Co., passed away February 26, 2009, in Digby General Hospital. Born in New Edinburgh, he was a son of the late Julius and Martha (Amero) Lombard. Georgie was a veteran of the Second World War, a farmer and a stevedore. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 67, Weymouth, for over 50 years. He is survived by sons, Kevin Lombard, Weymouth; Wayne (Roseanne) Dugas, New Edinburgh; sister, Anna Wagner, New Edinburgh; grandchildren, Tanya (Dana) Stone, New Edinburgh; Tammy (Trevor), Weymouth; Danielle Lombard, Edmonton, Alta.; great-grandchildren, Kristopher Dugas, Kiera Stone, Jonah Stone, all of New Edinburgh; Keegan Sabine, Weymouth. He was predeceased by wife, Eveline (Comeau); sister, Rose Amirault; brother, Denis Lombard; great-granddaughter, Ava Sabine. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, in Jayne's Funeral Home, Weymouth North, with Legion service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral service 10 a.m., Monday, in St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church, St. Bernard, Father Paul Belliveau will officiate. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or to a charity of choice.
RUTLEDGE, Arthur L.
58, Dartmouth, formerly of Sheet Harbour. It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved son and brother, Art, on Thursday, February 26, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital, surrounded by his family. Born October 25, 1950, in Sheet Harbour, Art was a son of Carl and Betty (Mosher) Rutledge, Truro. Art was employed by Air Canada until his retirement and travelled extensively. He enjoyed playing cards, bowling, movies, and outings with his sister, Nancy, and was a devoted fan of "The Price is Right" and "Jeopardy". Art also enjoyed a good glass of beer. He is survived by his sisters, Nancy (Paul) Josey, Dartmouth and Kathy (Terry) Hartling, Truro; brother, Paul (Carol) Rutledge, Dartmouth; nieces, Kimberly, Christa, and Terra Lee; nephews, Jason, Danny, and Adam; great-niece, Taylor; and great-nephew, Malcolm. Special thanks to all the staff at Roywell where Art resided for a number of years. You were fantastic with Art's care and are considered a part of our family along with Michael and Stephen. Thanks also to the doctors, nurses, and staff of the 3rd floor West, Dartmouth General Hospital for giving Art such good care. Visitation Tuesday, March 3, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with prayers at 7:30 p.m. Funeral service March 4, at 2 p.m., both in D.S. Crowell & Son Funeral Home, 22558 Main St., Sheet Harbour, Verna Dunlop LWLL officiating, with burial to follow in St. James Cemetery. Reception to follow in Sheet Harbour Lions Centre. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia.
OAKLEY, Shirley Gertrude
68, Shubenacadie / Spryfield, passed away peacefully with family at her side, on Friday, February 27, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax, after fighting a five year battle with cancer. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Annie (Fewer) Kline. She was a longtime resident of Spryfield. She was a former employee of Moirs, and Three Fatham Fish Processing on the waterfront in Halifax. Her family was the centre of her life and she loved to go on camping trips. She is survived by sons, Philip (Sheryl), Wellington; Paul, Fairview; Blair (Nancy), Pictou; Robin, Shubenacadie; daughters, Charlene, Fletcher's Lake; Philomena (Clifford), Antrim; Shirley (Jack), Leduc, Alta.; 20 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Oakley, Sackville; Theresa (Gordon) Brine, Fairview; Lorraine (Ernie) Cameron, Spryfield; Aunt Kaye, Halifax, "Christmas Daddies Pie Lady". She was predeceased by her husband, Stanley; grandson, Micheaul; brothers, Buddy, William, and Lawrence. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday, in Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Main St., Shubenacadie, with funeral service at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, in St. Bridget's Roman Catholic Church, Shubenacadie. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the VG Hospital, for their excellent care of our mother.
MacAULAY, Daniel Duncan "Dannie"
93, of Baddeck, Cape Breton, died peacefully on February 26, 2009, at home, surrounded by family and close friends. Dannie was born in Baddeck Bay and was a son of the late Annie (MacDonald) and Murdock MacAulay. He was a retired mechanic and partner at MacAulay's Garage, and later an innkeeper with his wife Isobel at Inverary Inn. He was involved in Greenwood United Church, Baddeck AA Group, as a founding member, St. Mark's Lodge No. 35, Victoria Chapter OES, Gideon's, Salvation Army Board, lay preaching, and served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. Dannie is survived by his wife and best friend of 67 years, the former Isobel MacDonald; as well as children, Marjorie Dawn (Linden), Hillsborough, N.B.; Charlotte (Vince), Riverview, N.B.; Debbie (Neil), Baddeck; Scott (Terri), Baddeck; and Kim (Tom), Halifax. Dannie was blessed with 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother and former business partner, Gordon, Baddeck; and many special nephews, nieces, cousins, and caregivers. He will be sadly missed by his faithful sheltie, Jamie. Dannie was predeceased by teenage son, Daniel; infant daughter, Joy Anne; sisters, Margaret and Isobel; brothers, Alex and Dougal; son- in-law, Don Rough; in-laws, Marjorie and John Voorhees; special mother-in-law, Tye; brother-in-law, Campbell; niece, Margaret; and nephews, Buster and Fraser. Dannie had a curious mind and worked well with the many challenges of life. He had a down to earth wisdom. He loved to work hard (and see others do the same), visit with anyone, and help all in need. Visitation will take place in the MacAulay Conference Center, Inverary Resort, Baddeck, on Monday, March 2 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Masonic service will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday. The Funeral will be held on Tuesday, March 3rd, at 2 p.m. in Greenwood United Church, Baddeck, with Rev. Karen Lynch officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to L'Arche Cape Breton, Greenwood United Church, or the charity of your choice.
86, Halifax, died February 27, 2009 in Parkland at the Lake, Dartmouth. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late William and Janice (Knickle) Walters. She is survived by son, Edward Field, Halifax; daughter, Anna (Keith McPhee), Eastern Passage; brothers, Doug and Gordon, both of Halifax; sisters, Margie and Violet, both of Halifax; Viola, Moncton, N.B.; grandsons, Doug, Lloyd, and Jeff (Julie). She was predeceased by her dear husband, Gerald Field; also sister, Mary Corkum, Guysborough Co.; brother, Frasier (Halifax). Cremation will take place. Burial date pending. Special thanks to Ed for such loving care to Mom.
PARSONS, Elizabeth Gladys "Betty"
90, Hantsport, Hants Co., passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 25, 2009, in Rose Marie Home for Special Care, Hantsport. Born in St. John's, N.L., she was the daughter of the late H. Gordon and Olive (Taylor) Christian. Betty attended school and also Memorial University in St. John's before becoming a teacher. In her early years she taught in St. John's, Montreal, Halifax and Hantsport, as a substitute, when her children were young. In the late 40s Betty was a ground hostess in Gander for American Overseas Airlines. Betty was a member of St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Hantsport, as well as the ladies guild. She was a past president of the sanctuary guild and the Ladies Auxiliary at the Hantsport Community Centre. Betty was a very athletic lady who was also very active in her community. Her good nature, sense of humor, style and vivaciousness were obvious and enjoyed by all who knew her. In the later years Betty and Dave spent many happy times at their cottage at Black River Lake, entertaining friends and family. Betty is survived by her husband of 61 years, David Parsons, Hantsport; sons, John (Patti), Halifax; Peter (Susan), Chester; Jim (Shelley), Halifax; grandchildren, Katy, Lauren, Jillian, Haley, Christian, Geoffrey and Rachael. She was predeceased by brother, Robert in infancy. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317), where the family received visitors on Friday. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. today in St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Main Street, Hantsport, Rev. Michael Boyd officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall followed by interment in Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport. Donations in memory of Betty may be made to St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Main Street, Hantsport, NS B0P 1P0 or Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, 6009 Quinpool Rd., Ste. 300, Halifax, NS B3K 5J7.
80, Dartmouth, passed away quietly on February 24, 2009, in the Dartmouth General Hospital, after a lengthy illness. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Sophie (Gullesarian) and Sarkis Arakelian. She is survived by her children, Alex (Doreen Mallard), Cathy, David (Pauline Kaill), Michael (Lynne Broderick), and Diane; grandchildren, Shaun (Heather Mitchell, who is expecting Isabel's first great-grandchild in August), Sophie and Sean; and many step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; sister, Hemreld Forbes, West Vancouver, B.C.; and brother, Armen (Ruth), Oshawa, Ont. She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Roy (2001); brothers, Leo and Rob; sister, Mary Prowse. For over 20 years, Isabel lived and raised her family at Head of St. Margaret's Bay. While there she was involved with St. George's Anglican Church and Girl Guides. She enjoyed Tupperware, Artex, baking, pottery, rock jewellery, singing, painting, crocheting, and much more. She faithfully drove all of her children to any of their activities, from sports to music. Singing in the car was a popular way to entertain five children. Mom lived for taking care of her children, even after they were grown. Socializing was a large part of her life, as well as playing bridge, solving her many crossword puzzle books, and reading mystery stories. She truly enjoyed music and theatre. In later years, she was honoured to have sponsored an annual award at the Maritime Fiddle Festival (in memory of her husband). She also enjoyed her memberships at the Dartmouth Seniors' Service Centre and the Campbell's Cole Harbour Senior Citizen Club. For many years, she helped and worked at the printing businesses of her brothers Leo (Halcraft Printing Ltd.) and Rob (Adam's Quality Printing). The family wishes to thank the residents and staff at Hilltop Villa in Dartmouth. She developed a strong attachment to them in the 16 months that she resided there. As well, a sincere thank you to the caring people of the Dartmouth General Hospital, 3rd Floor East. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 2, in St. Andrew's Anglican Church, 8 Locks Rd., Dartmouth. Reception to follow in the church basement. Private burial will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, Canadian Cancer Society, or to a charity of your choice.