ARCHER, Wilfred John
76, of Eastern Passage, passed away February 22, 2009, at home. He was born in Sarnia, Ont., the son of the late Melvin and Sarah Archer. He was retired from the Canadian Armed Forces (Navy) from 1959 to 1976 as Master Corporal, and worked in the Halifax Dockyards from 1976-1992. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Somme Branch in Dartmouth. He is survived by wife, Carmella (Maillet); son, William; daughter-in-law, Tina (Walsh); grandchildren, Teagan, Zachary, and Nicholas; daughter, Debora; sister, Jeanne Baunoch (Joseph); several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Alvin and Leslie; sister, Velma Campbell, Ontario. Funeral service to be held at a later date in Sarnia, Ont. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Canadian Cancer Society.
THOMPSON, Liam James
18, Dartmouth. It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Liam Thompson on February 25, 2009. Liam was the beloved son of John Thompson and Jenny Fearon; and brother of Cal Thompson. He also leaves behind much loved girlfriend, Elizabeth Boitiaux; loving grandmothers, Ina Thompson and Eileen Fearon; aunts, Cathy and Isabel Fearon, Judy Kowalski and Trina Thompson; uncles, Jim Thompson, Jim Kowalski, and Steve Smith; cousins, Heather, Sarah, and Mallory Kowalski, Sydney and Dylan Smith; and many, many friends. He was predeceased by his grandfather, John "Bumps" Thompson. Liam was a graduate of Bicentennial School and Dartmouth High School and was a student at Dalhousie University. Liam loved fly-fishing, playing guitar, hanging out with his friends, and camping with his family. He had a great sense of humour and loved making people laugh. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. A service of remembrance will be held in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, on Sunday, March 1, at 11 a.m., Rev. Jody Clarke officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Liam's memory to a charity of one's choice would be welcomed.
WILLIAMS, Thurza Eleanor "Tess"
The memorial service will be held in St. George's Anglican Church, corner of Church and Queen Streets in Moncton, N.B., on Sunday, March 1, at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. Chris VanBuskirk officiating. For more information, please call Tuttle Bros. Funeral Home, 171 Lutz St., Moncton, N.B., (506) 857-8564
MILLER, Howard Edward
57, of Halifax, passed away suddenly at home, on February 25, 2009. Born in Halifax, he was the son of Muriel (Wesley) and the late Howard C. Miller. He was retired from DND, after 35 years of service. He enjoyed reading, writing, and watching sports on TV with his grandson. He is survived by his daughter, Hayley; his former wife, Janet West, both of Halifax; sisters, Bonita (Brian) Maisine, Mount Uniacke; Maureen (Wayne) Martin, Lower Sackville; grandchildren, Dakotah and Madison; niece, Brandy Maisine; nephews, Matthew Maisine, Adam Martin, Stewart Martin. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 1, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, March 2, in Snow's Chapel. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
THOMAS, Cyril Kenneth Sr.
69, East Preston, passed away peacefully in Dartmouth General Hospital on Wednesday, February 25, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. Born February 11, 1940, he was a son of the late Matthew Thomas and Marjorie (Taylor) Thomas. Cyril is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Mary; sons, Randy (Amelia), East Preston; Cyril Jr., Dartmouth; Bradley (Janice), East Preston; daughters, Carol (Michael), East Preston; Rhonda (Terry), Lake Echo; special nephew, Garth Thomas, Halifax; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Matthew (Carolyn), East Preston; Allison, Ottawa, Ont.; Ivan, Montreal, Que.; Glen, East Preston; sisters, Edna Kane, East Preston; Emily (Fergus) Whyne, New Jersey; Marjorie, Ottawa, Ont.; Claudia, Montreal, Que.; stepmother, Gwen Flood, Cherry Brook. He is also survived by uncle, Wilfred (Gen) Williams, East Preston and aunt, Pearl Glasgow, East Preston. Cyril was a loving husband, great provider, father, grandfather and friend to many. In his early years, he was employed with Kaiser Construction and other companies. He was later employed with Metro Transit for 24 years, a job which he loved until his retirement in 2005. His favorite pastimes were working in the woods, spending time with his wife, Mary; singing and witnessing to others about the love of Jesus Christ. He was a member of New Beginnings Ministries, serving as a counselor until his passing. He was predeceased by daughter, Glenda; sister, Velma Thomas-Kane; brother, Ancil Thomas. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Sunday, March 1, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, March 2, in New Beginnings Ministries, 26 Cherry Brook Rd., Dartmouth, Pastor Glenn Gray officiating. Donations may be made to New Beginnings Ministries or the Canadian Cancer Society. Special thanks from the family to Dartmouth General Hospital nursing staff.
MacLAREN, Florence Ghilda
82, Halifax and New Glasgow, passed away Friday, February 27, 2009, in Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah Janet (Reid) MacLaren. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Florence was employed with the Federal government for 36 years, retiring as a supervisor with the Bedford Institute of Oceanography. She was an avid sports fan, enjoyed baseball, hockey, skating, and reading. Surviving are sister, Muriel Cameron, Courtney, B.C.; nieces and nephews, Marion (Fred) Bonvie, Miller (Bonnie) MacLaren, New Glasgow; Jerry MacLaren, Narrows Road; David (Moria) Cameron, Blair (Nell) Cameron, Michael (Brenda) Cameron, British Columbia; Marylea (John) Reid, Ottawa, Ont.; Cyril MacLaren, Calgary, Alta.; Jean Blades, Burmuda. She was predeceased by brothers, Carl, Cecil, and Tom. The family will receive visitors from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, and 1-2 p.m. on Monday, in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow, from where funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday in the Chapel, with Rev. Gail Johnson-Murdock officiating. Interment will be in Telford Cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in her memory to Telford Cemetery.
LARKIN, Margaret Rose "Margie"
66, of Antigonish. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend on February 28, 2009, at home. Born in Antigonish, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Margaret "Irene" (Tramble) Leadbetter. Margie was well-known for her green thumb and loved the outdoors and fishing. She enjoyed playing cards, was never one to mince words, and usually had a canine by her side. Mom ran a busy house with many kids, but there was always room for one more. She is survived by her children, Michael, Antigonish; Jenny (James), Halifax; Mary (Yvan), Antigonish; Angie (Delbert), New Glasgow; Carlie (Jason), Antigonish; Jimmie, Calgary; Anita (Sandy), Cloverville; Kimmy, Halifax; Maureen (Dominic), Montreal; grandchildren Katii, Caitlin, Brianna, Olivia, Cameron, Kylah, Ruby, and Rebecca, who spent a great deal of time with her. She is also survived by brothers, Bernie (Lynette), Montego Bay; Joe (Paulette), Wawa, Ont.; many special nieces and nephew. She will be missed by her canary, Petey. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William; brothers, Cecil, Bobby, and Roy, and sisters, Betty, Bea, and Mae. Visitation will be Wednesday in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday in St. Ninian's Cathedral at 1 p.m. with Rev. Tom MacNeil presiding. In memoriam, donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, the SPCA (Antigonish), or the Antigonish Food Bank would be appreciated.
CROWELL, Gordon Daley
78, Roseway Manor, Sandy Point, formerly of Clark's Harbour, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2009, in Roseway Manor. Born in Clark's Harbour, he was a son of the late Washington and Hilda (Daley) Crowell. He is survived by sons, Gordon Jr. (Carl), Dartmouth; John (Debbie), Bridgewater; daughter, Marsha (Barry) Dawe, Clark's Harbour; brother, George, Liverpool; sister, Isabel (Basil) Blades, Centreville; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Phyllis Hurd; brothers, Gerald, Robert; a great-grandchild. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m., today in H. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Barrington. Funeral will be 2 p.m., Sunday from H. Huskilson's Memorial Chapel, Barrington, Rev. Shaun Hatfield officiating. Burial will be in Old Kirk Cemetery, North East Point. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Roseway Manor; Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia; or the S.P.C.A.
JOYCE, Laurence "Larry"
Eastern Passage, died Sunday, March 1, 2009. Born 75 years ago, he was a son of the late Walter and Beatrice (Crilley) Joyce, and was brought up in the community of Milford (Lancaster), East Saint John, N.B. with his brothers, Wally, Billy, Murray, Paul and sisters, Beatrice, Doreen, Patsy, Mae and Rosemarie. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy at the age of 17 at CFB Cornwallis. After basic training in July of 1951, he was stationed to HMCS Maggie in Halifax. Within a few years he met and married Hazel Myers, Eastern Passage. He was a Korean Vet having served on HMCS Huron. Other ships included the Bonaventure, Skeena, Chaudiere, MicMac, Cresecent, Diver Tender Seven, and land stations at Osborne Head and Shearwater enabling him and his family to live in Eastern Passage all the while. After 25 years in the Navy, he was employed with Canada Post, Queen Street, Dartmouth, where he worked for 17 years, fully retiring in 1993. He leaves behind his wife of 54 years, Hazel; his only daughter, Cathy and son-in-law, Miller Patriquin and dearly loved grandsons, Jeff (Kate), Glenn (Julia Rose) and Kyle. Larry loved to cook for his family, especially for those boys, always making their favourite dishes. His daily routine included sitting in front of the picture window overlooking his beloved garden counting the days through winter when he could get out there, touch the earth and watch his vegetables and flowers grow. Many rich treasures have been found in this family and, although our faith gives us confidence he is now truly "Home", he will be missed by us all. Larry will be waked in Eastern Passage Funeral Home on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Andrew's Church, Shore Road, Eastern Passage. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Andrew's Building Fund.
MILLER, Mallory Logan
51, Jordantown, Digby Co., passed away February 28, 2009. Born in Jordantown, he was a son of Harold and Addie (Miller) Johnson. He was a devoted son and husband and now he is with the Lord who he loved so much. He loved the outdoors and working in the woods. His favorite times where at church with his family and friends. He was a very kind person with a big heart, who would help anyone in need. His proudest moment was when he and his father were baptized together. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Miller; daughter, Jenna; brothers, Greg (Gertie), Dartmouth; Jeffrey, Halifax; Jonathan, Weymouth; sisters, Jacqueline (Miller) Smith, Jordantown; Regina (Steven) Fletcher, Acadia Valley; Alvena Miller, Jordantown; Judy (Miller) Lucas, Jordantown; Holly Miller, Jordantown; grandchildren, Hannah and Keenan; Godson, Tobias; several nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his grandparents, John Miller and Frances Miller-Lynch and Fred Johnson; brother, Miles; uncle, Sydney Miller. A celebration of the life of Mallory will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, in Acaciaville Baptist Church, Pastor Theresa Character will officiate. Donations may be made to the Christian Children's Fund. Arrangements are entrusted to Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby.
CARTWRIGHT, Kenneth George
84, Georges River, died March 1, 2009, son of the late George P. and Rose Cartwright. Surviving children, Kenneth Jr., Wallace, Ellen, David, Rosanne, Arthur, Deborah, Robert, Dwight, Paul, Carl, Ruth ; four sisters; three brothers; 31 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild; companion, Isabel Moore. Predeceased by two infant daughters, two sisters. Visiting today 7-9 p.m., and Wednesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney. Funeral Thursday 3 p.m. in St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating. Burial Lakeside Cemetery at a later date.
GRANT, Alexander Joseph
87, Antigonish, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2009, in R. K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish. Born in Harbour Centre, Antigonish Co., he was a son of the late John Peter and Lillian (Gillis) Grant. Alex was a lifelong resident of Harbour Centre and was a dairy farmer for most of his working life. He also worked as a surveyors assistant with the Nova Scotia Department of Highways for 15 years. Alex enjoyed hunting and fishing and followed hockey and baseball. He had a keen interest in politics and was a long-time member of the Liberal party. Surviving are brother, John A., Antigonish; nieces, Anne Briggs and Mary MacLellan; nephews, Allan, Lloyd, Donnie and Gregory MacLellan. He was predeceased by his parents; sisters, Margaret MacLellan and Lillian Grant. Visitation, Wednesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in MacIsaac Funeral Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Ninian's Cathedral, Antigonish, Rev. John Barry presiding. Burial at a later date in St. Ninian's Cemetery. Memorial donations to R. K. MacDonald Nursing Home Foundation or a charity of choice.