BESSEY, Faye Ilene
53, Dartmouth. It is with deepest sorrow that we announce Faye's passing on March 6, 2009, in the VG 7A Palliative Care Unit, QEII, surrounded by her loving family. Born October 20, 1955, she was the daughter of Atlee Roy (deceased) and Annie Mae Cornwell, Digby. She is survived and will be forever missed by her loving husband and friend, Ronald Bessey; her adoring son, Christopher (Tracy), and precious daughter, Sarah; sisters, Jeanette (Wayne) Snow, Digby; Lynn Cornwell, Digby, and Margie Cornwell, Vancouver, B.C. Faye was a great friend to all and spread her joyful spirit wherever she went. She was well-known and loved by her many customers and coworkers, in particular throughout her years in retail with Dominion stores and IGA, and most recently with Symcor. A special thanks to all of the people who have done so much to help Faye and her family during this past year: doctors, nurses, homecare and palliative care workers, friends and neighbors. Memorial service will take place in Immanuel United Baptist Church (86 Montague Rd., Dartmouth) 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 12. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Palliative Care Unit at the VG Hospital 7th Floor section 7A, they are angels.
92, New Minas, passed away Saturday March 7, 2009, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building QEII, Halifax, surrounded by his family. Born in Scott's Bay, he was the son of the late John and Irene (Benjamin) Barkhouse. He was wounded overseas while serving in the Second World War. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 6. He was a mechanic by trade and was employed with several local businesses including E.J. Twohig, Milnes garage and Irving, in St. John's, N.B. and Halifax. He also ran his own repair shop on Cornwallis Avenue for many years. Harmon loved music and enjoyed singing, step dancing and playing his mouth organ. His hobbies included, woodworking, putting puzzles together and crossword puzzles. He loved to tell a good story or joke. He lived on his own until the age of 87, with the help of his family, V.O.N. and care givers. Special thanks to Carol, Deanna, Teri and Kathy. We appreciate your special care so much. Another special thank you to the staff at Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, Halifax (they take really good care of me). Thank you. Harmon is survived by his son, Gerald (Audrey), Brooklyn St., Kentville; daughters, Elizabeth (Peter) Poberezney, New Minas; Carolyn (Gary) Dunham, Lower Sackville; Donna (Gerry) Conohan, New Minas; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Laura Sheffield, Look Off; Bertha Steele, Berwick; Roxanne Davidson, New Minas. Besides his parents, Harmon was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie (Fraser); brothers, Bill, Joe and Sandy; sisters, Emily, Mary, Marjorie and Cora. He will be missed by all who knew him. There will be no visitation by the family's request. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 12 in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 5 Leverett Ave., Kentville (902-678-2151), Rev. Robert Billings officiating. Interment will take place in Pereau Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory may be made to a charity of choice.
BAKER, Daniel G.
62, of Halifax, formerly of Crousetown, Lunenburg Co., passed away March 7, 2009, the VG Site QEII, Halifax. Cremation has taken place under the Direction of The R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville. Complete Funeral Arrangements will be announced at a later date.
RILEY, Florence Irene
89, of Chezzetcook. It is with heavy and broken hearts that we announce the passing of our dear and wonderful mother and grandmother, March 7, 2009, in Twin Oakes Hospital, Musquodoboit. Born in St. Thomas on October 10, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Harold Thomas and Florence (Ma) (Finely) O'Brien. She is survived by a son, Robert (Claire) of Dartmouth; Sharon (Pete) Daye of Dartmouth, and Patricia Millar of Royal Oak, Mich., sisters, Dub Mangelson, Mick Fischer, and sister-in-law, Margie; grandchildren, Duncan, Darrin (Kamie), Stephen, Patrick (Michelle), Janet (Barry), Chris (Deanna), Jonathon (Shawna), Kelly, Shelly (Wayne), Barry (Annette), Carrie (Calvin); great-grandchildren, Aaron, Bryan, Marcie, Jodi, Megan, Tyler, Holly, Deidra, Tristan, Christina and great great-grandchild, Gracelynn. She was predeceased by her husband, CPO2 John Richard; brothers, Tom, John; sisters, Helly and Frank; several nieces and nephews. In her career she worked at Timkin Rollar Bearing and Medcalf Shoe in St. Thomas, Ont. Cremation has taken place. A private family service and burial will take place at a later date. Mum was there for everyone, her smile, humor, generosity and the clicking of her knitting needles will be sadly missed but not forgotten. Donations may be made to the Alzeimer Society of Nova Scotia. This is a journey that we all must take, And each must go alone, It's all part of the good Lord's plan, A step on the road to home, And when you are lonely and sick of heart, Go to friends, and family and bury your Sorrow in doing good deeds... Miss me a little, And not with your head bowed low, Remember the love we shared, Don't cry for a soul set free... Miss me a little but let me go.
NIED (Young), Lyla Mable
80, of Halifax, formerly of Blandford, passed away Monday, March 9, 2009, in Northwood Care Inc., Halifax. Born in Blandford, she was the daughter of the late Borden and Florence (Meisner) Young. Survived by sons, Bryant (Freda), Fall River; Errold "Buzz" (Celeste), Chester Basin; Gary, St. John; Dennis (Debbie), Dartmouth; Gregory (Margo), Bridgewater; brother, Glenn Lester Young, Waltham, Mass.; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her brother, Dr. Crossman Harley Young. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday March 12 from Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, Hubbards. Rev. Laura McCue officiating. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Northwood Foundation, 2615 Northwood Terrace, Halifax, NS B3K 3S5 or The QEII Foundation, Dialysis Unit, 1276 South Park Street, Room 1-040, Centennial Building, Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9.
HILTZ, Clayton Perry
88, West Brooklyn, Kings Co., passed away Saturday, March 7, 2009, surrounded by his loving wife and his girls, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in New Ross, Lunenburg Co., he was a son of the late Everette and Georgie (Pineo) Hiltz. He was the last surviving member of his family. Clayton was a resident of West Brooklyn for many years. He enjoyed farming, gardening and horses. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Barbara Hiltz; daughters, Barb (Ron) Pick, West Brooklyn Mountain; Jean Leopold (Rob Lake), Curry's Corner, Windsor; Blanche (Keith) Crossley, Three Mile Plains; Gertie (Doug) Brown, Sweets Corner; June (Wally) Pagne, Hants County; Marilyn (Fred) Kelly, New Minas; Bernice (Lester) Fisher, Wolfville; son, Clyde (Karen) Hiltz, Windsor; 21 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Clayton was predeceased by his son, Tim Hiltz; grandsons, Dennis and twins, Mitchell and Brandon; sisters, Roxie and Ethel; brothers, Lindsay, Lorne, Harry, Ottis, Marshall and Gordon. Visitation for Mr. Hiltz will be held from 7-9 p.m. today in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home 568 Main St., Wolfville (902-542-2151), where a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, Pastor Tim Bigelow officiating. Interment will take place in Willow Bank Cemetery, Wolfville. In lieu of flowers donations in memory may be made to Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia or to a charity of choice.
FERGUSON, Irma Joan
Formerly of Sunrise Drive, Sydney River, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2009, while a resident at the MacGillivray Guest Home, where she had been a patient since having a stroke in October, 2003. Born in Wallace, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Frank and Mrs. Harriet (Flynn) Charman. Irma will be remembered for her "joie de vivre", her warm hospitality and her wonderful gardens. She was a teacher for the County of Cape Breton, an avid reader and she enjoyed writing and painting. Surviving are her daughter, Connie Ferguson, Sydney; son, Michael (Sheila) Hayes, Halifax; grandchildren, Susan (David) Garrett and Creg (Brenda) Hayes; great-grandchildren, Maggie and Jesse. Irma was predeceased by her first husband, Edward Hayes, second husband, Roy Ferguson and brother, Dr. Frank Charman. She will be missed by many friends and neighbours. Visitation will take place in Sydney Memorial Chapel on Wednesday 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Thursday 2 p.m. with Rev. Dana Feltmate officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to Transition House, RHS Scholarship or MacGillivary Guest Home Chapel.
CARVER, Roxie E.
77, of Mersey Point, Queens Co., passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, on March 9, 2009. Born in Liverpool, she was the daughter of the late Vernon and Helen (Hyson) Baker. Roxie worked as a Red Cross nurse and was a former employee of the Radio Café, Liverpool, Queens General Hospital in Environmental Services (Housekeeping) for ten years, Transcotia Motel in Brooklyn and Mersey Seafoods Liverpool and Moose Harbour. She was the first woman on the CAW National Executive Board. She was an activist in CAW Local 1325 and CUPE. A life member of the Ladies Auxiliary; Mersey Branch No. 38, Royal Canadian Legion, Liverpool, an honourary member of the Queens Chapter of Certified Nursing Assistants, later renamed Licensed Practical Nurses and a member of the Nova Scotia Guides Association. She enjoyed camping in Hibernia, playing bingo, as well as shopping. She enjoyed spending time with family especially her great-grandson, Cody. She is survived by her husband, Sayward; daughters, Ann (Almon) Cunningham, Mersey Point; Sandy (Barry) Cross, East Berlin; Paula Levy (Dave Conrad), Liverpool; grandson, Almon (Heather Benvie) Cunningham, White Point; great-grandson, Cody Benvie; stepgranddaughters, Megan and Rebecca Conrad; half-sister, Gail (Dennis) Lavender, Beach Meadows. She was predeceased by her first husband, Leslie; infant daughter; son, Paul; brother, Arnold and nephew, Greg. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 11, from 7-9 p.m. in Chandlers' Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Funeral service will be Thursday, March 12, at 2 p.m. in Trinity Anglican Church, Liverpool. Chaplain Donald Lawton officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Liverpool. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.
86, North Sydney, formerly of Sydney Mines, died on March 7, 2009. He was a son of the late Hugh P. and Alice (MacLennan) Roper. He joined the Armed Forces and served overseas in the Second World War with the 65th Tank Transport Battalion. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jessie (Wilson); daughters, Anne Ledgerwood, Lynn (Kenzie), and his son, Ian (Chris); grandchildren, Sean (Michelle) Ledgerwood, Jennifer Stewart, and Tacha Reed; great-grandchildren, Hanna and Fox Emerson Close and Kaitlyn and Emma Ledgerwood and his sister, Louise. He was predeceased by brother, Arthur and infant great-grandson, Avery Close. Funeral services will be held in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church today at 2 p.m. Burial under the direction of Filmore & Whitman Funeral Home will be in Brookside Cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
BROWN, Terrance G.
Died Monday, March 9, 2009. He was a son of the late Willie and Nellie Brown of Caledonia. Surviving are nieces, Carolyn (William) Snow, Sydney; Diana (Gerry) Furlong, Mira Gut; nephews, James McKinnon, Glace Bay; William (Bev) MacKinnon, Edmonton and Sandy (Jerry) MacDonald, Halifax, as well as many close friends who were like family to him. Also predeceased by sister, Rita MacDonald (Brown). Cremation has taken place. A funeral Liturgy of the Word will be celebrated by Rev. Gerald Campbell on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay.
MILLER, Muriel Christine
73, passed away peacefully at home March 9, 2009. Born in New Glasgow on November 14, 1935, Muriel was the daughter of the late Harold and Muriel (MacDonald) Fraser. Muriel was a member of Trinity United Church where she taught C.G.I.T. for several years. She was an employee of the Royal Bank of Canada for many years. Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Robert (Bob) Miller; daughters, Carol Heighton (Ron Raynard), New Glasgow; Jane (Joel Sellers) Miller, New Glasgow; Gail (Brian) MacDonnell, Brooklin, Ont.; Nancy (Robert) Harris, Calgary, Alta.; son-in-law, Buddy Heighton, Canmore, Alta.; brother, Alan Fraser, Halifax; sisters-in-law, Joan Fraser of Riverton and Aileen Fraser of Fort Erie, Ont. She will also be missed and fondly remembered by her grandchildren, Andrew, Sarah, Benjamin, Iain, Laura, Luke, Henry, Fiona, and Evelyn, as well as her beloved cats, Simon and Timmy. She was predeceased by her brothers, Gordon and Ernest Fraser. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation at the request of the deceased. A family graveside service will be held at a future date. No flowers by request. Donations in Muriel's memory may be made to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada, Maritime Region or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
SMITH, David Warren
76, of Glen Haven, passed away in the Palliative Care Unit of the QEII Health Sciences Centre on March 7, 2009. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Arthur and Janet (Campbell) Smith. Dapper card salesman, gentleman farmer, "Johnny on the Spot" or riding along on his 1940 CCM bicycle in shorts and rubber boots, he was a man for all occasions. David loved his gardens and working outdoors, he was never idle and could turn his hand to almost anything. He was especially proud of his giant holly bushes which he cut and gave away pieces of each Christmas. It was always beautiful and he loved to play Santa Claus. Very involved in the community, he served as chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sir John A. Macdonald High School for 15 years and spent numerous years serving the 1st Glen Haven scouts on the group committee and looking after the scout hall. He also ran for County Council. Predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Suzanne (Madorin). David is survived by brothers, Sandy (Ina), Scarborough, Ont.; Grant (Pat), Allan Heights and Ross (Barb) Fredericton, N.B. He will be missed by his children, Debbie, Geary, N.B.; Michael (Tanna Cressman), Indian Harbour and Ian (Tracey), Truro, as well as grandchildren, Jennifer, Rebecca, Heather, Alexandra, Coulson, Gus, Kurt and great-grandson, Blaze. As was his deepest wish his body has been left to the Dalhousie Medical School. A celebration of his life will be held on April 25, at his home in Glen Haven. No flowers by request. Please make donations in his memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Palliative Care Unit. Don't forget to plant your sweet peas on Good Friday as David always did.
McPHEE, Dorothy Janet
Glace Bay, passed away on March 7, 2009. Daughter of the late Melvin and Hilda Sheppard. Surviving are sons, Terry Wadden, Kenny Wadden; sister, Eileen Sheppard; stepson, Roy McPhee; stepdaughter, Faith McKinnon; grandchildren, Cale, Danika, Liam, Patrick, Mark, Kendra; great-grandson, Zachary; sister-in-law, Caresse Sheppard. Predeceased by husband, Roy MacPhee; brothers, Melvin, Bert Sheppard; grandson in infancy. There wil be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under V. J. McGillvray Funeral Home, Glace Bay. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, in St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay.