BAKER, Erma Cordellia
passed away peacefully on March 5, 2009, in Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital, Musquodoboit Harbour. Born in Clam Bay, she was a daughter of the late Hiram and Nellie Webber. She is survived by sons, Gary (Heather), Barry (Noreene), both of East Jeddore; Kevin (Susan), Myers Point; daughters, Beverly (Harry), Sudbury, Ont.; Connie (Jim), East Jeddore; grandchildren, Penny, Larry, David, Darrell, Shane, Shilo, Paige, Dana, Cody, James; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Harley, Sherman, Ronnie; sisters, Nelda, Doris, Phyllis, Shirley; special companion, Stan Marsh. She was predeceased by husband, Ernest "Jim"; son, Graham. Cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral service as requested, but a celebration of Mom's life will be held March 14, at 2 p.m. for family and friends in Jeddore United Baptist Church Hall, Head Jeddore. Come and join us. Special thanks to Dr. Merritt and nurses at Twin Oaks Hospital for their kindness and special care. Donations may be made to Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital or Jeddore United Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.
When tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we are far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I am right there in your heart.
MILLS, Gerald Francis "Gerry"
74 years young, died in Valley Regional Hospital on Thursday, March 5, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Annapolis Royal to Harry L. and Emily J. Mills. Gerry joined the RCAF in October 1954. He served in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, France, and Greenwood. In 1956, he married Irene (Neily) and they raised three wonderful children. Gerry came from a musical family, his parents and two brothers all played instruments in bands and during Gerry's service career he played trumpet and cymbals in the RCAF Band. He played the last post for the funerals of many Airmen in France, including his Commanding Officer. After his tour in France he returned to Greenwood and began directing a church choir. He encouraged many people helping them enjoy and develop their musical talents. He was the director of several church choirs as well as the Annapolis Valley Men's Gospel Choir (20 years) until his health no longer permitted him to do so. Over the years he produced and directed "The Living Christmas Tree" for two valley churches. Always so kind and generous, he gave freely of his time to teach and direct. He was a big man with a big heart, and made friends wherever he went. After his retirement from the Forces in 1970, he and his wife were in retail business together for many years. His sense of humour lightened our spirits so often. Gerry was known to his family and friends as "Mr. Fix-it Extra-ordinaire." Gerry is survived by his wife, Irene; children, Eric (Marilyn), Hammonds Plains; Michelle (Felix), Whitecourt, Alta.; Glenn (Kelly), Victoria Vale; father-in-law, Ralph Neily, Grand View Manor, Berwick: sisters-in-law, Genevieve Butterworth (Hank Neufeld), New Minas and Nancy (Andy), Kohut Kanata, Ont.; grandchildren, Candice (Keith), Alicia, Krystal, Sebastien (Halifax) and Dominic, and great-grandchildren, Brae-Lynn and Rayah, all in Alberta. Gerry was predeceased by his mother and father, brothers, Alfred (Al) and Robert (Bob): sisters-in-law, Eleanor (Burns), Kay (Bagnall), Vera (MacGuiness); mother-in-law, Ellen (Neily) and son-in-law, Kelly Tomchuk. Visitation will be held on 7-9 p.m. today in Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448, where a celebration of his life will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8. Donations in memory may be made to Emmanuel Congregational Christian Church Building Fund, Lung Association of Nova Scotia, or a charity of choice.
BERGMAN, Mark Andrew "Bergie"
73, Pugwash. It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden, but peaceful passing of our wonderful father, Mark Andrew Bergman, at home on Thursday, March 5, 2009. Born in Pugwash, Mark was the son of the late Frederick and Jean (Canfield) Bergman. In his younger years, Mark worked at the Pugwash Salt Mine, the North Shore Forestry Products Mill, and as a fisherman, and a truck driver. Mark had a natural talent for carpentry and woodworking. He was a jack-of-all-trades. There was nothing that he couldn't build or fix. He was the original "Tool Man". Mark's last few years were spent providing love and care to his beloved wife, Verna, and doing what he did best, being an amazing, loving, and perfect father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He will be forever missed by his adoring children, Fred (Donna), Pugwash; Alan (Joanne), Kingston; Bonnie (Danny) Jamieson, Wallace; Nancy (Henry) Bakx, Rimbey, Alta.; his loving sister, Jean Conrad, Pugwash. He will always be loved and remembered as the world's number one Grandpa by the grandchildren he so cherished, Mark, Terry, Chris, Christopher, Ashley, Hayley, Noah, Nicholas, Corey, Andrew, and Miranda. Besides his parents, Mark was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Verna (White) Bergman; sisters, Fredrecka Bergman, Margaret Strachan; brother-in-law, Lawrence Conrad. There will be no visitation. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 9, in Mundle's Funeral Home, 204 Water St., Pugwash (243-2506), Rev. William Cook officiating. Burial at a later date in Palmerston Cemetery, Pugwash. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, or North Shore Palliative Care.
Till we meet again Dad, may you rest peacefully in the arms of the love of your life.
FAULKENHAM, Melbourne Arthur
84, Laconia, Lunenburg Co., passed away suddenly on March 3, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Laconia, he was the youngest son of the late Eben and Laura (Garber) Faulkenham. Melbourne was a faithful member of All Saints Lutheran Church, Newcombville. A farmer in his earlier years, he worked with the Department of Highways and later, until his retirement, he was employed with Bowater Mersey Paper in Oakhill as a truck driver. The last surviving member of his immediate family, he is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, the former Ruby E. Wile; son, Stephen (Pam), Laconia; daughters, Kathy (Victor), Baker Settlement; Linda (Philip), Waterloo; Fay (Roy), Upper Chelsea; six grandchildren; six Great-grandchildren and nephew, Ronald (Cathy) Faulkenham, Bridgewater. He was predeceased by sisters, Hazel and Pearlie; brother, Fred. Cremation has taken place under the direction of R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville. By Melbourne's request, there will be no memorial service. Interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to All saints Lutheran Church, Newcombville or the charity of your choice.
PYE, Murray Joseph
83, New Ross, died March 5, 2009, after a brief illness in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. He was born in New Ross, son of Walter and Elsie (Mahoney) Pye. Murray was a veteran of the Second World War. Following the war he worked at several jobs in the woods, at logging camps, and the Christmas tree industry for many years. He also enjoyed working in the apple orchards in the Valley. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 79, New Ross. Murray is survived by his sisters-in-law, Daisy Pye, Florence Pye, and Rosella Pye; brother-in-law, Manning Leopold; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Raymond "Hap", Roy, Vincent and Webster and his sister, Rena. There will be no visitation. The funeral service will be Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, New Ross, with Father Chinedu Chukwu officiating. Burial will be in the new Catholic Cemetery, New Ross at later date. Donations may be made to St Patrick's Church in memory of Murray. Arrangements have been entrusted to Davis Funeral Home, Chester.
FRANCIS, Beatrice E.
70, of Jordantown, Digby Co., passed away peacefully on March 4, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Digby, she was a daughter of the late Gertrude and Raymond Langford. Beatrice worked at Vincent's Snow's Clam Factory for 20 years then at CFB Cornwallis Food Service for 18 years of loyal service prior to her retirement in May of '91. As a member of Acaciaville United Baptist Church, She took great pride in being at church every Sunday until she became very sick. Beatrice was able to instill the love of God into her family while developing a very strong relationship with them. In addition to her relationship with God, her family was one of her top priorities in life. She also had a place in her heart for special friends and family whom no doubt will miss her presence. In addition to her parents, Beatrice was predeceased by her brother, Arnold Langford; son, Randy. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Ainsley "Abe"; sons, Carson, Ricardo, Digby; Rex, Risca, Dartmouth; Paris, British Columbia; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home in Yarmouth. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 8, at 2 p.m. from Acaciaville United Baptist Church, Pastor Theresa Character officiating. Burial will follow in Acaciaville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Acaciaville United Baptist Church.
COOK, Everett George
94, of Lunenburg, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2009, in Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care, Lunenburg. Born in First South, he was a son of the late George and Aletha (Nowe) Cook. Everett started working at the early age of 17 with Lunenburg Sea Products and retired from National Sea in 1979 with over 50 years of service. He was one of the longest standing employees working in the smoke holes, the cold storage and then on the cutting line. Everett was a faithful and devoted member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lunenburg, where he sang in the Senior Choir for over 50 years, member of the Zion Male Choir and served on the church council. He loved to entertain, cook and bake and enjoyed the time playing his accordion and mouth organ. Everett was a kind and generous man who gave with his thoughts and deeds and will be deeply missed by all those who knew him. Everett is survived by wife, Jean (Miller), Lunenburg; daughter, Annette (David) Collins, Lunenburg; son, Crispin, Lunenburg; grandchildren, Jennifer (Eric), Christina (Chris), Sarah Jane (Steven) and Kingsley (Melanie), and great-grandchildren, Melanie, Dana, Jacob, Julian, Jayme, Caroline, Rachelle and Nicholas, and great great-grandchild, Ryleigh. He was predeceased by great-granddaughter, MacKenzie and brothers, Laurence and Spurgeon. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy No. 3, Lunenburg and where visitation will be held Saturday from 2-4 p.m. Service to celebrate Everett's life will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Vivian S. Roberts officiating. Interment will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Organ Fund, Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care or to the charity of your choice.
PEACOCKE, Brian Vincent
1987 - 2009. Beloved son of Cpl. Ray Peacocke and Cathy Peacocke; brother to Laura Peacocke, passed away at the age of 21, on March 2, 2009, in University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alta., after a lengthy illness. Brian was born June 28, 1987, in Cardston, Alta. He was raised in Red Deer, Alta., and graduated from Hunting Hill High School in Red Deer, Alta. Brian was the loving grandson of Ralph and the late Nora Vincent; and step-grandson to Gloria Vincent of Halifax; and the late Douglas and Helen Peacocke of Dartmouth; stepmother, Joanne Peacocke; stepsisters, Jenna and Jerrica Kress of St. Albert, Alta. He will be sadly missed by his beloved cat Myska. He was the cherished nephew of Janet and Dr. Hector Pope, Somers, Conn.; Barbara and Philip Spencer, Fall River; Judy and Peter Adelberg, Ottawa, Ont.; and the late Cmdr. Jerry and Barbara Peacocke, Dartmouth; Dr. Larry and Dr. Joan Peacocke, Moncton, N.B.; the late Dr. Sandy Peacocke, Ottawa, Ont.; Jacqueline and Ian MacDonald, West Chezzetcook; Jennifer and Paul Dort, Dartmouth; Ken and Debbie Peacocke, London, Ont.; Jeannette and Cst. Kevin Osborne, Lethbridge, Alta., and Ross MacMillan, Halifax; as well as numerous cousins and friends. A celebration of Brian's life will be held in Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820 - 45 St., Red Deer, Alta., on Saturday, March 7, at 1 p.m., with Chaplain Bob Harper, R.C.M.P., officiating. A private family interment service will follow in the Red Deer Cemetery, Red Deer, Alta. Brian made all of us so proud by donating his organs and saving numerous lives through his last heroic act. Memorial donations may be directed to the Red Deer and District SPCA, 4505 - 77 St., Red Deer, AB T4P 2J1. Arrangements entrusted to Eventide Funeral Chapels, 4820 - 45th St., Red Deer, AB. T4N 1K5. Telephone (403) 347-2222.
WENTZELL, Marion E.
81, of Mahone Bay, passed away March 5, 2009 in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Oakland, she was a daughter of the late Harris and Ruth (Aulenback) Lantz. She is survived by daughters, Conni (Joe) Brady, Lower Sackville; Jocelyn Wentzell, Mahone Bay; Debbi (Cyril) Demone, Chester Basin; sons, Michael (Marg) Wentzell, Maplewood; Richard (Faye) Wentzell, Maders Cove; grandchildren, Candi, Krista and Caleb; great-grandchildren, Isabella and Sophia; sister, Margaret Boutcher, Oakland. She was predeceased by her husband, Gilbert Ivan Wentzell. Visiting will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Sunday, in Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Monday, in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mahone Bay, Rev. Stephen Kristenson officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Mahone Bay. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Canadian Cancer Society, or Mahone Bay Food Bank. Arrangements entrusted to Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay, (902) 624-8241.