MILLER, Dolena Ethyl "Dolly"
76, passed away February 26, 2009. The daughter of the late Noah Eldon and Lydia Jane King, Dolly is survived by her husband, Neil Dearing; sons, Gary, Leslie, David; sister, Jean Burte; brothers, William, Fred; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sisters, Doris, Gloria, Shirley, Helen; first husband, Ervin Miller. There will be no visitation and cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Patten Funeral Home, Glace Bay. Funeral service Thursday, in the funeral home chapel at 10:30 a.m. Interment to take place at a later date.
WARD, Thomas Morrison
102, of Spencer Memorial Home, Moncton, N.B., passed away at his residence on Friday, February 27, 2009. Born in Springhill, he was the son of the late Calvin and Martha (Morrison) Ward. Thomas moved to Moncton in 1925, apprenticed at the CNR Shops, then moved into the Wholesale Grocery / Brokerage business for most of his life. He was with Dominion Stores, Canada Packers and R.P. Fillmore Ltd. in Moncton. In 1952, he moved to New Glasgow as Atlantic Wholesalers Branch Manager. In 1960, he moved to Halifax, establishing T.M. Ward Brokerage Agency until his retirement at age 75. He and his wife Eileen wintered in Clearwater, Fla. for 22 years. He was active in the church all his life, a member of St. John's United in Moncton, Trinity United in New Glasgow and Elder emeritus of St. Andrew's United Church in Halifax. An avid curler, he was a former member of the Moncton Curling Club, Bluenose Club of New Glasgow and the Halifax Curling Club. He was active in the Moncton Kinsmen Club and Gyro Clubs in New Glasgow and Halifax. He treasured summers in Shediac with his family at Cornwell Point for 64 years and was a founding member of the Cornwell Point Community Association. He often attributed his long life to his love of dancing. Thomas is survived by his second wife, Thelma Eileen Ward, Riverview, N.B.; son, Gary and Myrna (Millard) Ward, Shediac, N.B.; grandsons, David, Shediac, N.B.; Richard, Kentville; Glen, Halifax; great-granddaughter, Katelin, Shediac, N.B.; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Mary Ellen (Gillespie) Ward; brothers, Rev. Gardner Ward, Arthur Ward; sisters, Jean Sheirs, Emma MacKinnon, Evelyn Ward. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Visitation in Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Rd., Moncton (506-858-1995), Friday, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service, Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday, March 7, 1:30 p.m., Rev. Bruce Atkinson officiating. Reception following the service. Interment, Fairview Cemetery, Halifax. Family flowers only. The family would like to thank the staff of Royal Court and K.E. Spencer Memorial Home (especially the staff of Fernwood) for the attention and care shown to Thomas. In Thomas' memory, donations to K.E. Spencer Memorial Fund or St. Andrew's United Church Memorial Fund, Halifax would be appreciated by the family.
PERNETTE, Percy Leland
84, West Lahave, Lunenburg Co., passed away March 2, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in West Lahave, he was a son of the late Josiah and Winnie (Richard) Pernette. He was a Merchant Marine serving in the Second World War and a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 24, Bridgewater. Percy was an avid hunter, fisherman and and enjoyed many card games with friends. Surviving are his wife, the former B. Ruth Aulenback; sisters, Helena Routledge, Halifax; Yvonne Haughn, West Lahave; brother, Donald, West Lahave; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, John and Harry; sisters, Avernia and Katherine. There will be no visitation in the funeral home. A private family legion tribute service will be held in R. A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville, where public memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Rev. Robert Coote officiating. Burial in Fort Point Cemetery, Lahave. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the South Shore Regional Hospital Foundation.
BARRON, Deborah Louise
49, of Halifax, passed away March 2, 2009, in Northwood Centre, Halifax. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of Louise (Cluett) Barron and the late Arnold Barron. She is survived by daughter, Jennifer Dowd, Sackville; sisters, Linda Marr, Darlene Cavanaugh, both of Dartmouth; Judy Barron, Oromocto, N.B.; grandmother, Alfreda Cluett, Halifax; niece, Katie; nephews, Michael and Thomas, all of Dartmouth. She was predeceased by son, Kyle Dowd; brother, Kevin; sister, Wendy. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive visitors Thursday, March 5, from 7-9 p.m., funeral service will be Friday at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow, all in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Huntington Society of Canada. Special thanks to the doctors and staff at Northwood Manor and Centre.
SOBOL, Janet A.,
Amherst, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2009. She was a daughter of the late Joseph and Stella Sobol. Surviving are brothers, John and Nicholas Sobol; sisters, Marilyn Morrison and Sharon Sobol; nephew, Benjamin; nieces, Mary Colleen, Brenda, Karen and Danielle. Janet's remains are under the care of Furlong Jones Funeral Home, Amherst. Visitation Thursday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass in Holy Family Parish, Amherst on Friday, at 9:30 a.m. Janet's remains will be transferred to T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Sydney for visitation on Saturday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Memorial service at a later date.
MacPHAIL, Cathy Diane
42, of Office St., Westville, passed away February 26, 2009, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Marie (Mannette) DeYoung. She worked at Sobeys in Pictou, and New Glasgow. Cathy liked to sing, and have a good time. She enjoyed butterflies and her cat, but most of all she loved her children, and grandchild. She is survived by her boys, Jason, Rodney, Myles, and Nicholas MacPhail; grandchild, Nevaeh, all of Pictou; special friend, Ross Beausejour, Westville; sisters, Donna (Vince) MacDonald, New Glasgow; Debbie (John) O'Laney, River John; Darlene (Stewart) DeYoung, Little Egypt Road; brothers, Walter (Elaine), New Glasgow; Laurie (Thelma), River John; Willie (Sandra), New Glasgow; Wayne (Laura), Merigomish. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brother, Bert; nephew, David. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral service at her request. In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted by the family. Arrangements under the direction of McLaren Funeral Service, Pictou.
BORDEN, Gary Berton
60, Middlewood, Lunenburg Co., and formerly of Canso, died Sunday, March 1, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Canso, August 9, 1948, he was a beloved son of Edith (Johnson) and the late Stanley Borden. Gary worked in the fishing industry from the age of 17. He was employed by Fisheries Products International at the time of his death. He was a collector of hats, lighters and antique cars. Dearly loved by friends and family, he is survived by his mother, Edith, Canso; sisters, Jean Schrader, Canso; Ida Borden and Mildred Howe, both of Fredericton, N.B.; Anita Parker, Guysborough; and Carol Ann Parker, Owl's Head; brothers, Vernon, Canso; Carl, Mount Uniacke; Wayne and Russell, both of Hazel Hill; Kevin, Truro; John, Canso. Also leaving to mourn, special friends, Heather Bollivar, Robbie Mitchell, Diane Slauenwhite; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by father, Stanley; sister, Judith and brothers, Lorimer and Lawrence "Buck". Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso, today from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in St. Paul's United Church, Canso, Rev. Heather Manuel officiating. Burial in Fourth Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations in memory of Gary may be made to a charity of your choice.
MOLONEY, Francis Xavier
51, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2009, surrounded by his loving family in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born in Mindemoya, Ont., on February 5, 1958. He was a son of Alfreda (Marchand) Moloney and the late Henry Moloney of Blackstone, Inverness Co. In 1971, the family moved to Blackstone, Inverness Co. Francis spent three years in the Armed Forces. After leaving the Forces, he attended St. Mary's University in Halifax where he received his BA. He then attended McGill University in Montreal for four years receiving his Law Degree (LLB, BCL). He articled in New Glasgow with Mac, Mac & Mac Law Firm and worked for one year at the firm. In 1991, Francis moved to Port Hood where he practiced law out of his home until he became ill in 2006. Francis was a great husband, father, son, brother, brother-in law, and uncle. Francis' greatest joy was spending time with his family, swimming, skating, backyard ball, soccer and football (crokinole with the children), and family trips. He enjoyed the West Mabou dances and playing the fiddle for family gatherings and a variety of music. He loved going out in his boat and riding his BMW. We thank Francis for all the great memories he has left with us in these short years, especially his courage and deep faith. His quick wit will be missed by all of us. He always enjoyed visits with neighbors and friends. We thank you Francis for sharing your love and life with us. Francis was a member of St. Peter's Parish, Port Hood. He belonged to the Knights of Columbus, Port Hood. He was also a member of the Schola Choir which brought him great joy. He also served for a time on the Port Hood and area Development Committee, and the Strait Area Right to Life. Francis will be dearly missed and forever cherished by his loving wife of 16 years, Sarah "Sadie MacIsaac", Foot Cape, and their precious beloved children, Brendan, Theresa, Mary Catherine; sisters, Sister Celeste, O.C.D., Carmel of St. Joseph, St. Agatha, Ont.; Dr. Cecilia, St. John's, N.L.; Sister Angela cmt, Teresian Carmelite Missionaries, Vancouver, B.C.; Pauline (Norman Stein), Halifax; brothers, Tom, John (Linda), Blackstone; Stephen (Gloria), Karissa and Liam, Saskatchewan; Peter (Tina), Lacey and Amber, Kamloops, B.C.; Pat (Amanda), Tommy Pat and Kate, Calgary, Alta.; Hugh (Peggy), Yellowknife; Robert (Kieu) Sean, Calgary, Alta., and Luke, Vancouver, B.C. Francis was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters in infancy. Visitation will be in St. Peter's Parish Hall, Port Hood, today from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held in St. Peter's Church, Port Hood on Friday, March 6, at 11 a.m. with Father Victor Ozoufuanya officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society, Strait Area Right to Life, St. Peter's Parish Cemetery Fund, Port Hood, or to a charity of your choice.
ACKER, James Stanley "Stan"
99, of Shelburne, formerly of Birchtown, passed away in Valley Regional Hospital February 28, 2009. Born in Birchtown, he was a son of the late Xenophen and Bessie (Rollison) Acker. Stan worked at various jobs during his lifetime including fishing, being a mail driver and working for the Department of Transportation. He was a community minded person. He liked to hunt and fish and was an avid whittler of wood. He enjoyed playing cards. He is survived by sister, Minneva Acker; niece, Elaine MacAskill. He was predeceased by brother, Alfred. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A memorial service will take place on Friday, March 6, at 2 p.m. in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Shelburne, with Rev. Sandra Fyfe officiating. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
LOCKE, Annice R.
90, Glace Bay. It is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of Annice Locke, 90, of Glace Bay, formerly of Birkley Street, on Monday, March 2, 2009, in Seaview Manor. Born in Louisburg, Annice was a daughter of the late Dan W. MacDonald and Margaret Fiander. Annice was a homemaker and member of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in Glace Bay. Annice was also a long- time member of St. Paul's Service Club and Morrison Home and School. Annice took great pride in her family, entertaining friends with her cooking and baking, and loved her summer home in Trout Brook, Mira. Annice is survived by daughters, Myrna (Clarence), and Coleen Locke-MacLeod, both of Glace Bay; son, Bill (Diane), Glace Bay; sisters, Mary MacQuarrie, Anna Lloyd Lamb, both of Glace Bay; Willa Clarke, California, and sister-in-law, Sandra Locke, Glace Bay. Annice is also survived by six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and two step grandchildren. Annice was predeceased by her husband, Thomas W. Locke in 1971; infant son; grandson, Brian G. MacLeod in 2004; sisters, Kathryn Willett (Halifax), and Dorothy MacKenzie (Dominion). Visitation for the late Annice Locke will be held in Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520 on Thursday, March 5, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 6, in St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Glace Bay, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Michael Henderson officiating. Interment to take place at a later date. Donations in Annice's memory can be made to St. Paul's Church or Seaview Manor.
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. He was predeceased by sister, Marleigh Fraser; brother, John Appleby and nephew, Donald Appleby. 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.