MacDONALD, Angus John
78, Linacy, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2009, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Trenton, he was a son of the late John Dan and Mary Elsie (DeYoung) MacDonald, and the chosen son of the late William and Loretta Fougere. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, New Glasgow, Knights of Columbus Council No. 1667 and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 34, New Glasgow. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy for three years, after which he was employed with John Rivers Trucking. He was employed as a welder with Trenton Works from 1964 until retirement in 1988. Angus was a passionate Montreal Canadians fan, as well, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. His greatest love was his family. Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Margaret Cecilia "Peggy" (MacDonald); sons, Tony, Toronto; Tim, Linacy; sisters, Mabel (Tom) Hanna, Halifax; Isabel (Jack) Hammond, Laggan; Bertha Ryan, Hamilton, Ont.; brothers, Spurgeon "Spurge", Green's Point; Colie (Mary Bell), Little Harbour; Tom (Louise), Pictou Landing; Dan (Irene), Thorburn; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by son, Jason; sisters, Annie Jane, Lizzie, Mary, Loretta; brothers, Joseph Fougere and William MacDonald. The family will receive visitors from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Friday in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Gary MacPherson presiding. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in his memory to Aberdeen Palliative Care Society.
MacMILLAN, McInnis, Audrey Frances
78, of 20 Spring St., New Glasgow, formerly of Trenton, died Monday, March 2, 2009, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late John and Georgina (Long) Dickson. Audrey was a resident of New Glasgow for the past eight years having previously resided in Trenton where she was a member of Christ The King Roman Catholic Church. She was an avid crib player and was also a member of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. She is survived by sons, Ernie (Betty) McInnis, Trenton; Frank McInnis, Alberta; Mike McInnis, Vancouver; Vic McInnis, Trenton; daughters, Pat McNiven, Vancouver; Mary Jane "Mara" Brousseau, Vancouver; Paula (Steven) Stewart, Mount William, Pictou Co.; Barbie Ellis, New Glasgow; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. Audrey was predeceased by her husband, Daniel Peter McInnis; son, John Daniel McInnis and an infant child; sister, Patsy; brother, Jack. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow where a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday with Father Gary MacPherson officiating. Reception to follow in Branch No. 28 Royal Canadian Legion, Stellarton. Burial of ashes will take place in Christ The King Cemetery, Trenton at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Audrey may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian National Institute for the Blind.
CUNNINGHAM, Annie Mae
Marion Bridge, Cape Breton, peacefully left us on Monday, March 2, 2009. Born 72 years ago, she was the only child of the late Dan Norman and Emma MacKeigan (Mira Road). Annie Mae leaves behind her loving husband of 45 years, Robert W. Cunningham; sons, Robert Norman, Halifax, and Darryl Mader (Claudia), Sydney; as well as a very large circle of family and friends. Annie Mae loved her home in Mira, being creative while knitting or crafting, enjoying her gardening and being surrounded by her "four legged" friends. Visitation in Sydney Memorial Chapel will take place on Thursday, March 5, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private family service is planned. Flowers are gratefully accepted.
Alayne was born on Boxing Day, 1946, in Sydney. She lived a full life, in Sydney, in Antigonish while at St. FX, in Halifax, and since 1973, in Vancouver, B.C. with her husband of 33 years, David Hopgood. She passed away at home, with David by her side, on Monday, March 2, 2009, due to lung cancer complications. She is survived by her husband; and their children, Amber, Elizabeth, and Stephen; as well as her son, Denis Fricker; and granddaughter, Taylor; siblings, Fran (Al), Jack, Ron, and Jerry Pat (Kathy). Alayne will be remembered for many things. She raised three beautiful children. Her love and passion for them urged her to become involved in their school and her community. She became very involved, eventually serving as the Chair of the Vancouver School Consultative Committee. She was instrumental in stopping the spread of big box houses in Kitsilano and recently worked to help preserve the trees along West Broadway. She was active in politics as President of the Kits Point Grey NDP, was on the NDP provincial executive, and sat on their provincial council. Up until her death she was CO-chair of the West Kits Residents Association. In her work life she followed the path of advocating for the poor and disadvantaged, working at Tenants' Rights Action Committee (TRAC), the Downtown Eastside Residents' Association (DERA), and BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC). She stopped working shortly after being diagnosed with lung cancer in June 2008. She fought this scourge valiantly, never complaining, until Monday. Many may remember Alayne walking her white boxer, Kyra, a gift from Amber when she moved to Toronto, Ont. In addition to her work in the community, Alayne was an accomplished cook, as evidenced by the smiling faces when they tasted her food, both in her home, and when she managed to fit in a few catering jobs in her spare time. She had attended every Vancouver Folk Festival since its inception, arriving very early to hold a place for the "runner", and has one child that has been there for every one of her 29 years. A summer vacation in Nova Scotia, especially on the beach at Ingonish, has been a highlight most years, and Alayne has many dear friends in that beautiful province. Alayne's ashes will be spread on both coasts. Visitation / viewing will be on Monday, March 9 from 12:30 - 2 p.m. in the Fireside Room, in the Unitarian Church, located at 949 W 49th Ave. at Oak St., Vancouver, B.C. There will be a service starting at 2 p.m., with a reception to follow. A fund in Alayne's name has been set up with the Vancity Community Foundation. Instead of flowers we urge you to donate towards the Alayne Keough Fund to keep her fight against poverty and for social advocacy alive. Make cheques payable to Vancity Community Foundation, Alayne Keough Fund, PO Box 2120, Station Terminal, Vancouver, BC V6B 5R8, or contact Calvin Fong at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 604-877-7241.
McKINNON, Mary Elizabeth
89, of Halifax, passed away March 4, 2009, with family by her side. Born July 19, 1919, in Alma, Pictou Co., Mary was the daughter of the late Robert and Georgie Lochead (Sutherland). She was predeceased by her husband, John; son, David (Trish); daughter, Elizabeth (Bill) Dauphinee; and now joins them in eternity. She was the Nanny of Peter, Sean, Sara, Bryan; and great-nanny to seven great-grandchildren. With such a wonderful personality and warming smile, she was loved by those who knew her and will be dearly missed. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will take place in Donald K. Walker Funeral Directors, Ltd., 307 Prince Albert Rd., Dartmouth, at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, March 11. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Arthritis Society, or Multiple Sclerosis Society, Atlantic Division.
McKIM, Thomas Renfrew Gilchrist
Passed away at home in Fredericton, N.B., on March 4, 2009. Tom is survived by his wife, Joan McCready; son, Dr. James McKim (Dr. Susan Dempsey), Keswick Ridge, N.B.; Robert McKim (Dr. Claude Gimmi) Basel, Switzerland; John McKim, Ottawa, Ont.; and grandchildren, Tessa, Luke and Emily McKim, Keswick Ridge, N.B., and will be fondly remembered by his stepfamily including, John Bagnall (Maureen Michaud), Anne Hill (Barry), Richard Bagnall, Pamela Holmes (Brian) and grandchildren, Charlotte and Alexandra Hill. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mary Cabeldu. Tom was born in Saint John, N.B., and lived most of his life along the beautiful St. John River where he raised his family. Tom was a sweet gentle man who enjoyed all sports - notably skiing, hockey, fishing, golf, and sailing. Tom lived the qualities that he respected most: love of family, a good honest effort at work and play, and an open attitude offered to all who opened their hand to his. He will be missed. His kind and loving spirit lives on in all of us who loved him. There will be no visitation by request. A celebration of Tom's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Salvation Army, Jobs Unlimited, Fredericton, or other local charities. Arrangements have been entrusted to McAdam's Select Community Funeral Home, 458-9170.
WHEELER, Gloria Lorraine
72, Halifax, passed away on March 5, 2009, in Glades Lodge Nursing Home. Born in Halifax in 1936, Gloria was the daughter of the late Maxwell and Daisy (Slaunwhite) Jollimore. During the summer months, Gloria could be found camping with her family and friends in the Annapolis Valley. She is survived by her husband, Gerald Albert Wheeler; son, Darrell (Michelle), Halifax; daughters, Darlene Gilfoy, Halifax; and Julie Hanniman (Dan), Ottawa, Ont.; brothers, Gary, Halifax; and Robert "Bobby" (Alecta), Halifax; sisters, Connie Yeadon (Ronald), Halifax; Nina Thompson (Joe), Halifax; Sandra Cormier (Ronnie), Massachusetts; and Karen Welsh (Tom), Halifax. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Mitchell and Brittany. She was predeceased by sisters, Judy and June, and two sisters in infancy; and son-in-law, Barry Gilfoy. The family would like to thank the staff of Glades Lodge for all their care, compassion, and support, and special thanks to sister-in-law, Malley. Arrangements are under the care of J. A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield, NS (477.5601), where a memorial service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday, March 9, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Russell Saulnier as clergy. Interment will take place in St. John's Cemetery. Donations may be made to Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia.
BEATON, Thomas Alexander
Aged 87 years, of High Crest Nursing Home, Springhill, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2009, in High Crest. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the Late Murdock and Annie (Rushton) Beaton. He took great pride in his lawn and driveway and enjoyed working around his yard, ball games, music, playing cards, family, and friends. He is survived by his wife, the former Eleanor Raper; sons, David Beaton, Springhill and Tom (Micheline) Beaton, Upper Economy; daughters, Joanne White, Springhill and Mary-Lynn (Teddy Merry) Hurley, Salt Springs, Cumberland Co.; brother, Richard (Doris) Beaton, Springhill; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Thornton, Walter, Garnet, Elwood, Murdock and a brother in infancy; sisters, Rozie and Josephine. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, March 8, in A. H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, from where the Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 9, with Major Max Snow officiating. Burial in Mapleton Cemetery, at a later date. If so desired, donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated.
LIVINGSTONE, Martha Evelyn
Aged 85 years, of Cowan Street, Springhill, passed away Friday, March 6, 2009, in CRHCC, Nappan. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the Late William Henry and Grace Elizabeth (Terris) Livingstone. She was a past member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary and volunteered for the Cumberland and District L. A. Animal Shelter. She enjoyed sewing, baking, knitting, crafts, reading, puzzles, animals, family, and friends. She is survived by a son, William (Jo-Ann) Livingstone, Port Howe; sisters, Grace (Clyde) Wood, Springhill and Dorothy MacDonald, Toronto, Ont.; grandchildren, Crystal (Chris) LeBlanc, Truro and Randi Livingstone, Port Howe; great-granddaughter, Diane LeBlanc, Truro; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, James and Harry Douglas; sister, Nettie Cameron. Cremation has taken place. Visitation held 7 - 9 p.m. Sunday, March 8, and 10 -11 a.m., Monday, March 9, followed immediately at 11 a.m. by a memorial funeral service with The Rev. Marilyn Hagen-Strand officiating, all held in A. H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill, at a later date. If so desired, donations to the Cumberland and District L. A. Animal Shelter would be appreciated.
CONLEY, James Lawrence
84, Noel, passed away peacefully March 4, 2009, at his home in Noel surrounded by his family. Born in Noel, he was the son of the late James and Amelia Conley. He was a general store operator in Noel for many years, he also operated a farm in Noel and was a carpenter by trade. James served in the Merchant Marine and was also employed on the Gypsum / Barite boats out of Hantsport after the Second World War. In his early years, he was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 166, Noel. He loved wildlife and the sea. Survived by son, James Jr., Noel; and daughter, Ethel (Vaughn) Fahey, White Settlement; grandchildren, Angela (Jack), Mark (Julie), Lonnie; great-grandchildren, Melody, Douglas, Zachary, Amelia, and Gabriella. He was predeceased by his wife, Ethel "Reta"; brothers, Charlie and Chester, and an infant sibling. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Ettinger Funeral Home. No visitation by request. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday, in Noel United Church, Rev. Joan Conrad officiating. A reception will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion, Noel, Branch No. 166. Burial in Noel Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of James may be made to Noel United Church, Noel Cemetery, Canadian Cancer Society, or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.