DICKSON, Ezra "Owen"
77, Bible Hill, passed away Friday, March 6, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in the Magdalen Islands, he was a son of the late Everett and Viola (Rankin) Dickson. Owen was a Telegrapher for Canadian National Railroad, Atlantic Coastline Railroad, Boston Railroad and Maine Railroad for several years. With his father they owned and operated Dickson's Dry Cleaners on Waddell St., Truro. Surviving are his companion of 35 years, Stella (Mosher) Croft; daughters, Valerie (David) Lewellyn, Karen (Daniel) Dorey, Kim (Vince) Brougham, Sherry Dickson, all of Bridgewater; Paulette (Nick) Whipple, Ayers Cliff, Que.; eight grandchildren; sister, Ruth Rivers, Abercrombie; several nieces and nephews. Owen is predeceased by granddaughter, Rassia. There will be a graveside service in the spring in Terrace Hill Cemetery, Truro. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia. Arrangements are under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro.
WHITE, Regina L.
89, of St. Bernard St., Lourdes, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2009, in Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit, after a brief illness. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late James A. Sr. and Elizabeth (Tighe) Kehoe. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church and a member of the Catholic Women's League. She was a long-time volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society where she received many awards. She enjoyed bowling, curling, fishing and bridge. She is survived by sons, Fred, Lourdes; Randy (Mary), Linacy; grandchildren, Justin, Maria, Beth Anne, Richard and John; sisters, Rose Fraser, Ottawa; Viola Fraser, New Glasgow; Louise White, New Glasgow; brother, Bernie (Val), MacLellan's Mountain; daughter-in-law, Cathy, Montreal, Que.; chosen son, Father Donnie Boudreau. She was predeceased by her husband, Chester White; son, Paul; sisters, Jennie Fraser, Margaret McGibbon; brothers, George, Jimmie and John; nephews, Bob Fraser, Gerard McGibbon, Timothy Abbass, John White and niece, Connie Kehoe. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral mass 2 p.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church with Father Peter MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in Saint Ann's Cemetery at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or Aberdeen Palliative Care Society.
FEADER, Alice "Faye"
76, wife of the late James A. Feader of Chester, died Friday, March 6, 2009, in the VG Site, QE11, Halifax. Faye is survived by her long-time partner, David Jamieson; sister, Phyllis Crowe, Truro; daughter, Susan (Barry Peters), Bridgewater; son, Gregory, Chester; grandson, Anthony, Bridgewater and granddaughter, Candace Wilkie, Regina, Sask. The body has been cremated. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester, with Father Jim McCorriston officiating. Burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch (902-429-9298) or the QE11 Foundation for the Medical / Surgical (ICU) (902-473-7932). Arrangements have been entrusted to Davis Funeral Home, Chester.
STEWART, Father William Arthur, S.J.
After only a few hours of feeling unwell, at the age of 93, Father Stewart died at home (René Goupil House, Pickering, Ont.) on March 5, 2009. He was in his 72nd year as a Jesuit and 60th year as a priest. He served for 48 years at St. Mary's University (Halifax), where he was Professor of Philosophy, Librarian, Prefect of Studies, Moderator of the Dramatic Society, Academic Vice-president, and Professor Emeritus. He was awarded honorary doctorates from Regis College (Toronto) and St. Mary's University (Halifax). In 1998 he was assigned to a ministry of prayer at René Goupil House in Pickering. His affectionate personality, his creative intellect and his patient tranquility will be missed by many. Friends may call at Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home, 467 Sherbourne St. (south of Wellesley) on Tuesday, March 10, from 2-4 p.m. There will also be a wake and prayers from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in St. Ignatius Chapel, Manresa Spiritual Renewal Centre, 2325 Liverpool Road North, Pickering, Ont. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated in St. Ignatius Chapel, Manresa Spiritual Renewal Centre, on Wednesday, March 11, at 11 a.m. with interment in Jesuit Cemetery in Guelph at 3 p.m. In memory of Father Stewart, donations may be made to Jesuit Development Office, 43 Queen's Park Cres. East, Toronto, ON M5S 2C3.
SWINAMER, Marion Joan
67, Upper Vaughan, Hants Co. passed away Saturday, March 7, 2009, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in Windsor, she was a daughter of the late Ervine and Ada Jane (Cox) Sanford. Joan enjoyed working around her home and spending time with family. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Vernon A. "Bun" Swinamer; son, Stephen Harvey, at home; brothers, Russell (Geneva) Sanford, Wentworth Road and Baden Sanford, Upper Vaughan. Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). There will be no visitation by request. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, in Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Chapel, with Rev. Bill Gibson officiating. A reception will follow in the funeral home's Elmcroft Reception Centre. Interment will be held in the spring in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joan may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 5826 South St., Halifax, NS B3H 1S6.
BRACKETT, John "Paul"
The family of John "Paul" Brackett wish to announce the passing of their dear brother on Friday, March 6, 2009. Paul had been a resident of Windsor Elms Nursing Home in Windsor, since June, 2007. Born June 5, 1943, Paul was the third child of the late Ella (Fougere) Brackett and John Andrew (Huck) Brackett, of Herring Cove. He is survived by sisters, Marilyn Graves, Lakeside; Judy MacIntyre (Doug), Herring Cove; brothers, Dennis (Margaret), Abbotsford, B.C.; Andrew, Halifax; and Gerry (Janine), Ardoise, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. There will be a memorial mass in St. Paul's Church in Herring Cove, to be celebrated on Thursday, March 12, at 9 a.m., with interment later in the spring in St. Paul's Cemetery. Cremation has taken place under the auspices of Cole Harbour Funeral Home. Paul was a loving, gentle soul. May he rest in peace.
GAUL, Ruth Elizabeth
93, of Lawrencetown, Annapolis Co., passed away Saturday, March 7, 2009, in Mountain Lea Lodge, Bridgetown. Born in Brickton, she was a daughter of the late Avard and Winnifred (Sturk) Hodges. Ruth was a member of the Valley Rose Rebekah Lodge No. 126, Lawrencetown United Baptist Church and Past President of the Auxiliary of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 112 Lawrencetown. She is survived by daughters, Gladys Taylor, Lawrencetown; Mary (John) Logan, Maitland Bridge; Sheila (Bill) Tobin, Cape Breton; son, William "Bill" (Zillah) Gaul, Nictaux; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; stepsons, Reginald (Deanna) Gaul, Sr., Middleton; Ronald (Marion) Gaul, London, Ont.; Lloyd Gaul, Inglisville and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Irving; daughter, Beverly; infant son, Darrell and brother, Theon. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448 where Valley Rose Rebekah Lodge No. 126 will conduct their service beginning at 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in Lawrencetown United Baptist Church. Rev. Barbara Bishop officiating. A reception for family and friends will follow the service. Private family interment will be held in the Fairview Cemetery, Lawrencetown. By request, family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to Lawrencetown United Baptist Church or charity of choice.
ANDERSON, Henry John
44, New Glasgow, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 7, 2009, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by his family. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Edwin and Colleen (Lunn) Anderson. Henry was employed at WalMart. He enjoyed playing cards and in earlier years, ball hockey with the North End Raiders. In past years, he was involved with the North End Rec. Center in various capacities. His children were the proudest accomplishment of his life. Surviving are his wife, Joan Marie (MacDonald); daughter, Kelly, at home; son, Patrick "Pat", at home; special family friend, Becky Wadden, Dartmouth; sisters, Joanne Lunn (Marcel), Spryfield; Dianne Smith, Beaverbank; Elsie (John) MacLean, Bedford; brothers, Edwin "Terk" (Brenda), Trenton; Doug (Holly), Timberlea; George (Cathy), Halifax; Tom, Trenton; Darrell (Heather), New Glasgow; Fred (Lori), Coalburn; Mike (Kim Cosh), Little Egypt; Chris (Holly Howell), Hatchet Lake; father-in-law, Pat MacDonald, New Glasgow; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Joyce MacDonald; brother-in-law, John Smith. The family will receive visitors 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be 9 a.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Stellarton with Rev. Peter MacDonald presiding. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only.
STONE, Norman Douglas
85, Halifax, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2009, in the Palliative Care Unit of the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late William L. and Irene (Bampton) Stone. Norman was a retired member of the musicians union of Stratford and Ottawa, Ont., and lastly Halifax. His hobbies were swimming, curling, traveling, dining out and music. His favorite instrument was the piano, but he was also versatile in many string instruments including the five-string banjo, four-string banjo, banjo ukulele, guitar and mandolin. A variety of outlets were available to satisfy his music abilities. He played the organ for church services, glockenspiel in a trumpet and marching band, piano for a fifty-member glee club, small and big dance bands and on occasion, a "sing song" in various messes. He often donated his talent for charitable purposes. He was a R.C.A.F. veteran of the Second World War as a wireless operator code belonging to a unique group of a few dozen airmen intercepting enemy wireless transmissions in the Pacific war area, he joined the R.C.A.F. after the war as a communications operator, ending his career in 1969 with the rank of Sergeant, CD, and Clasp, Canada Volunteer service medal and war medal 1939-1945. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion since 1969, belonging to branches in Ontario, Quebec, Halifax, and Calais, Lower Sackville. He ended his employment career with Canada Customs in Halifax. He was a long-time member of the F.S.N.A. Many of his friends will remember him for his joke-telling of which he had an extensive supply. He is survived by his loving wife, Pearl (Moulton), Halifax; daughter, Denise Lynn, Ottawa; son, Gregory Mark, Halifax; sister, Thelma (McKeough), Winchester, Mass; grandchildren, Ryan, Taisia, both of Ottawa; Christopher, Lower Sackville; great-grandchild, Liam, Ottawa. Besides his parents, Norman was predeceased by brother, William. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held, Wednesday, March 11, at 2 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1-2 p.m. Father Brian Spence will officiate with a private interment to follow in Oakridge Memory Garden, Lower Sackville. Donations in Norman's memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit 7A QEII, Halifax. A heartfelt thank you to the doctors and staff of 7A for the compassion and kindness they gave to Norman and his family during his stay.
BROWN, Marilyn "Joan" Lois
78 years, of Main Street, Springhill, passed away Friday, March 6, 2009, in All Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born in Springhill on February 24, 1931, Joan was a daughter of the Late Murray K. and Laura M. (Hill) Mills. She was employed with CIBC, Springhill Branch for many years. She married Charles William (Bill) Brown on April 14, 1952, and throughout her life she enjoyed creating through pottery, knitting, crocheting and flower arranging. Her memory will always be treasured by her children, Anita (David) Kingdon, Middle LaHave; Jennifer Brown, Springhill; David Murray (Christine) Brown, Barrie, Ont.; grandchildren, Laura, Robert, Andrew and MacKenzie. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles William Brown; sisters, Shirley Kempton and Pat MacLeod; brother, Glenwyr Mills. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today and 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, followed immediately at 3 p.m. by a memorial funeral service with The Rev. Marilyn Haugen-Strand officiating, all held in A. H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the GOVRC Workshop Springhill, The Canadian Cancer Society or the Salvation Army would be greatly appreciated.
KAIFOSH, Eva Mary
New Waterford, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2009, in Seaview Manor, Glace Bay. The daughter of the late Emerance and Frederick David. Predeceased by husband, John Kaifosh. Survived by son, David Kaifosh; daughter, Elsie Nagy; grandchildren, Fred Kaifosh, Deborah Koivu, Sandra Kaifosh, Mike Nagy, Ken Nagy, Tim Nagy; 13 great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren. A private visitation in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. Funeral service Wednesday 10 a.m. in Calvin United Church. Interment will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney.
TURNER, Mae Mary
82, of Amherst, died in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, on Saturday, March 7, 2009. She was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Amelia Dow. Survived by her daughter, Dora Ribble; grandchildren, Timothey, Keith, Stacey and Ashley; brothers, sisters; as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by husband, Harold E. Turner; sons in infancy, Arnold and Timothey and one brother. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst and there will be no visitation or funeral service at this time. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
MacDONALD, Jessie Charlotte
93, Howie Center / Pugwash, passed away March 7, 2009, in East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Born in St. George's Channel, Richmond Co., she was a daughter of the late James and Annie "Morrison" Calder. Jessie loved to quilt, crochet, knit, do needlepoint and play cards. Surviving are her daughter, Anne (Allison) Gillis, Pugwash; grandchildren, Kerry (Peter) Turner, Tantallon; Leigh (Paton Francis) Gillis, Bedford; great-grandchildren, Jenna, Allie and Brennan Turner; brother, William "Billy" Calder, St. George's Channel; sisters, Margaret Warren, Vernon, B.C., Christine Wheaton, Halifax; many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Donald "Dan" MacDonald; son, Hugh Ian MacDonald; brother, John Calder. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 20, in Sydney Memorial Chapel, 49 Welton St., Sydney, from where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21, Rev. Dana Feltmate officiating with a reception to follow in Memorial Chapel. Burial in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.