MacRAE, Kenneth Paul
47, born June 7, 1961, in Halifax, he resided in Auburn and has gone for eternity to a place where the hunting, fishing and golfing will be forever plentiful. Ken is survived by his loving wife, Tracey Everett; and his children, Shannon Adams (Kevin) of Calgary, Alta.; Alyssa McGraw (Will Corbett) of Ottawa, Ont.; Kyle MacRae of Ottawa, Ont.; Michelle MacRae of Auburn; his mother, Patricia MacRae; his brothers, Mike (Carol), Don (Irene), Steve (Leanne), and John. Ken lived his formative years in Trenton, Ont. and had served at many military bases across Canada including two postings in Cold Lake, a posting in Trenton, Ont. and Greenwood, as well as a tour in Aviano (Italy) in 1999. Ken was a veteran of 23 years in the Canadian Forces, and more recently worked for FGG Inspections where he was a senior analyst and a valuable member of the team. Ken was an avid outdoorsman and an East coast man at heart. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, family and friends, who will all miss him dearly. He will be remembered as a loving husband and father and loyal and faithful friend. He was known as a generous laidback soul who always had an ear to listen or a shoulder to lend. His kind nature could always bring a smile even in the most trying times. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. with vigil prayers at 8 p.m., today in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S. B0P 1E0 (902-538-9900) . A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 21, in Queen of Heaven Chapel, Church Street, 14 Wing Greenwood, Father Timothy Nelligan officiating. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your own local fish and wildlife association.
93, Mount Uniacke, passed away March 10, 2009, in Glades Lodge. Born in Halifax on November 14, 1915, he worked with CNR as a checker on the waterfront from 1934-1980. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1940-1945 on a frigate as a stoker with service in the Mediterranean and Murmansk. He is survived by his faithful companion, Joyce Edwards. Cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held at a later date. "A special thank you to the staff of Glades Lodge for the excellent care given to Harry over the past four years."
MacKINNON, Rose Mildred
It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Rose Mildred MacKinnon, 94, on Sunday, March 8, 2009, in High Crest Place, New Glasgow, formerly of Lower Barney's River. Born in New Harbour, Guysborough Co., she was a daughter of the late James and Edith (Nickerson) Barss. Mum will be remembered for how she embraced life, impacting all who knew her. Mum's priority in life was her loving family, who she cherished. She had a special place in her heart for all her caregivers, who will miss her bright smile and presence. She loved to travel, play cards and go for drives. She was a very gentle and kind person who will be missed by all. Surviving are son, Murray, Toronto/Shubenacadie; daughters, Edith (John) Watt, Dartmouth; Ruth (Wayne) Hatt, Shubenacadie; Linda (Eddy) Cameron, Stellarton; grandchildren, Susan (Terry) Hillier, Enfield; Carrie (Glenn) Peck, Shubenacadie; Marilyn Folkertsma, Shubenacadie; Sean (Christine) Watt, Minesville; George (Tara) Cameron, MacLellan's Brook; Danny Cameron, Trenton; great-grandchildren, Wayne, Morganne, Taylor, Kilie, Jacob, Amanda Rose, Covey and Cale; sister, Velma Sangster, New Harbour; brother, Earl Barss, New Glasgow. She was predeceased by husband, John MacKinnon; two children in infancy; brothers, Owen, Morris, Laurie, Ivan, Martin, Roland and Basil; sisters, Marquarite and Ethel. The family will receive visitors from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, from where funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Gail Johnson-Murdock officiating assisted by Rev. Dr. J. Kenneth MacLeod. Private family burial will be in Murray's Point Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Rose may be made to St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Merigomish or Murray's Point Cemetery, RR No.1 Merigomish, Pictou County, N.S.
CONNORS, Leo Michael
83, of Halifax, passed away in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, on Sunday, March 8, 2009. Mike was born on April 11, 1925, and was a son of the late Mark and Charlotte (Sampson) Connors. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in the 40's and then went on to serve as a firefighter with DND for over 30 years. Dad was a hard-working man and held part time positions at Halifax Transfer, Eatons and Sears, throughout most of his working life. The rewards of his efforts allowed him to enjoy many years traveling with his wife Ruth in their motor home as well as allowing him to take up golfing. Mike and Ruth spent their retirement years enjoying the benefits of living in the city center and having time to actively participate in the lives of their grandchildren. Following Ruth's passing, Mike suffered a stroke and moved to the VMB in October 2004. Though physically disadvantaged, Mike remained mentally alert and - to the dismay of many - drove his powered chair the way he drove his car. Mike was one of seven children, predeceased by brothers, Clarence and Pat; sisters, Jean (Furlotte) and Kay (Calnen); wife, Ruth (Hall) who died in November 2003, creating a huge void in Mike's life. Mike's passing is mourned by surviving sisters, Connie (Collins) and Lila (McCloskey); his girls, Jo-Ann Bailey, Liz (Dave) Cosgrove and Michele Connors (Andy Nicholson). The loss of their "papa" greatly saddens his grandchildren, Michele, Chad, Veronica "Pesty Ann", Michael and Tommy, as well as great grandsons, Julius and Liam. His girls and their families particularly mourn the loss of all the great times they enjoyed with their parents at family gatherings. Mike also will be missed by many of his "new family" the staff of 5 E at the VMB a wonderful group of people who provided much more then personal care. A private service will be held, and at Mike's request there will be no visitation. Honoring Mike's belief that every day should include a good meal, the family respectfully request donations in memory be made to your local food bank.
WOOD, Mary Clara
78, Little Forks/Pugwash, Cumberland Co., passed away March 9, 2009, in East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Born in Pugwash, she was a daughter of the late Manford and Beatrice (Polley) Allen. Mary had spent several years working at MacKenzie's Diner in Pugwash. Surviving are her sisters, Jennie and Junita Allen, Pugwash; Janice (Arthur) Andrews, Aulds Cove; brothers, Donald (Holly) Allen, Tatamagouche; Reginald Allen, Pugwash; care givers, Layton (Dulcie) Godfrey, Little Forks; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Maynard Wood; sisters, Lois and Eleanor Allen; brothers, Carl, Eddie, Basil, Douglas, and Thompson Allen. Visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Mundle's Funeral Home, 204 Water St., Pugwash (243-2506), where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 12. Major Max Snow officiating with a reception to follow in Wesley-St. Matthew United Church Hall, Church Street, Pugwash. Burial in Wallace Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations in memory may be made to East Cumberland Lodge or the charity of one's choice.
PRIVETT, Merrill H.,
76, of Dartmouth, passed away on March 10, 2009, in QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in Dartmouth, he was a son of the late Albert and Ada (Graham) Privett. Surviving are sons, Richard (Janet) and Michael; daughter, Kim (Christopher) Emerson, all of Dartmouth; grandchildren, Lisa, Johanna and Sean (Michelle Petley); great-grandchild, Ethan. Cremation has taken place. No visitation or service by request. Donations in memory of Merrill can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
HOPKINS, Frank Bemister
85, of Centreville, Kings Co., formerly of Kentville, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at home. Born in Heart's Content, N.L., he was the eldest son of the late Thomas and Corisande (Bemister) Hopkins. He served for three years in the R.C.A.F. during the Second World War. Upon discharge, he attended Acadia University and Dalhousie University, graduating in Pharmacy in 1951. Having practiced in several areas, he settled in Kentville in 1961. He was the pharmacist at the former Blanchard Fraser Memorial Hospital, Kentville and then moved to the Western Kings Memorial Hospital, Berwick, retiring in 1988. He was a member and Past Master of Kentville Masonic Lodge No. 58 and a member of Cornwallis Chapter No. 26. He had been president of the Kentville Youth Association. He was a member of United Church of St. Paul and St. Stephen, Kentville, where he served on the Board of Stewards. He was also a member of Eagle Crest Golf Course. Frank is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Geraldine Brown; daughter, Lynne (John) Mills, Hebbville; son, Wayne (Lesley), New Minas; grandchildren, Nicole, Jacqueline, Thomas and Matthew; brother, Gerald (Edna), St. John's, N.L.; brother-in-law, Allison Brown, New Minas. He was predeceased by grandson, Nicholas Hopkins. Cremation has taken place under the direction of White Family Funeral Home, Kentville and there will be no visitation, by family request. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 13, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Rev. Dr. Randy Crozsman officiating. Burial will take place in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings Co. Donations in memory may be made to Valley Regional Hospital or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
DeVENNE, Geraldine "Geri"
60, passed away peacefully at home after a courageous six year battle with cancer. Born and raised in Halifax, Geri was a daughter of the late Gerald and Elva (Kitchen) Raymond. From her earliest recollection, Geri wanted to become a teacher - a goal that eventually became her life's passion. A graduate of Mount St. Vincent University ('71), she taught at Saint Patrick's-Alexandra School for many years and briefly at Oxford Street School. Geri gave without reservation to all of the children she taught. She could turn any interaction with a child into a learning experience - in the school or in the neighbourhood. She was always willing to share an anecdote or two about the students in her classroom. She found personal and professional satisfaction through her involvement with the 4+ Program - it was an assignment she cherished. Geri was an avid gardener who transformed her yard each year into an oasis of greenery where family and friends often gathered. She was a voracious reader who could always find time for a cup of tea with a good book. Geri was equally adept at a variety of crafts - everyone in the family has a sweater or two she knitted for them. She is survived by her husband, David W. DeVenne, Mahone Bay; son, David P. DeVenne (Elizabeth), Cole Harbour; daughter, Christine Gillis (Robert), Dartmouth, and daughter, Catherine Chaisson (Brian), Dartmouth. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren, Katelyn, David A. and Megan DeVenne, Rebecca and Noah Gillis, Benjamin Chaisson, and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brother, Robert "Bobby" Raymond and sister, June (Raymond) Gordon. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cole Harbour Funeral Home, 1234 Cole Harbour Rd. where visitation will be held today 7-9 p.m. Following cremation, a funeral service will be conducted in St. Vincent de Paul Church, Forest Hills Parkway, Dartmouth, Rev. Irek Bem officiating, Saturday, March 14 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Breast Cancer Association of Nova Scotia or the charity of your choice. Interment will be undertaken in the spring on a sunny day when the wild flowers are in blooming.
POULETTE, Enia M. A.
12, Membertou, died March 7, 2009. Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of Meliza and Jamie Poulette. Surviving are sister, Kylene; brothers, James, Cayman, Justice, Keaton; great-grandmother, Mary R. Gould; grandmother, Mary E. Gould; godfather/uncle, Pollie J. Denny Jr.; godmother/auntie, Tracey N. Poulette. She was predeceased by grandfathers, Allister "Sonny" Googoo, James Poulette Sr., Roland Denny Sr.; grandmother, Daisy E. J. Denny. Visitation today after 7 p.m. at 3 Kitpu Cres., Membertou. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Anthony Daniel Church.
SPEARS, Carl Douglas
77, New Glasgow, formerly of Greenhill, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2009. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Lester Joseph and Annie Catherine (Mann) Spears. He moved to Pictou County in 1952 and was employed in various capacities until 1961 when he operated the former Fina Service Station on North Provost Street, New Glasgow, and formed the trucking firm of Carl D. Spears Transfer and Storage, transferring goods all across Canada. Upon sale of the businesses he was a sales representative for Bowman Products of USA, serving Eastern Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island. He was a charter member and past president of the Pictou County Antique Car Club. Surviving are his daughter, Arlene, New Glasgow; sons, Wayne, New Glasgow; Lester (Chastity), Truro; Steven, New Glasgow; grandchildren, Leslie, Sierra, Cameron and Lilliawna; former wives, Kathleen M. (Burge), New Glasgow and Theresa A. (Chalker), Pictou; a nieces and two nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Donald. The family will receive visitors 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow, from where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday with Rev. Helen Christie officiating. Donations may be made in his memory to The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch.
COMEAU, Ernest J.
74, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2009, in Ocean View Manor. Born in Meteghan, he was a son of the late Jim and Emilienne Comeau. Besides his devoted wife, Annette, he leaves behind his children, Arlene (John) Woodgate; André (Linda), Lively, Ont.; son-in-law, James Cox, Guernsey, UK; grandchildren, Maria, Molly, Anne Marie, Logan, Gabrielle; brothers, Benoit, Stanis, Felix all of Meteghan and sister, Celine, Toronto. He was predeceased by daughter, Nicole. He graduated from the Lawrencetown School of Survey and was employed at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in the Hydrographic Service Dept. until his retirement. Ernest enjoyed sports, bowling, playing cards, fishing and loved animals. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 13, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 14, in St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 10 Maple St., Dartmouth, reception following the service. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Donations in his memory can be made to Ocean View Manor, P.O. Box 130, Eastern Passage, NS B3K 1M4 or Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. We cannot thank enough the staff of Unit D Ocean View Manor for all their care and compassion they gave Ernest. On-line condolences may be made at: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com "Goodbye my family my life is past, I loved you all to the very last. Weep not for me, but courage take, Love each other, for my sake. For those you love don't go away, They walk beside you every day."
MARSHALL, Jennie Mae
Age 95, of Valley View Villa, formerly of Westville, passed away March 7, 2009. She was born in Grand Pré, on July 12, 1913, to Joshua and Elizabeth (Dauphnee) Reid. Jennie spent most of her younger years living in Stellarton, and moved to Westville after her marriage to Stanley "Dewey" Marshall in 1932. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family having been predeceased by sisters, Helen Johnston, Margaret MacKay, Maude Fleming, and Dot Nugent and brothers, William and Rae Reid. Jennie enjoyed a long and happy marriage of 52 years with her husband Dewey who passed away in 1985. They had three children, Bill, Robert and Grace. Bill passed away in 2001 and Robert died as an infant. She was a loving mother to Grace (Keddy) Elwood Gratto, and daughter-in-law, Anne (Power) Marshall. She had five grandchildren, Bill (Audrey) Marshall, Chester; Darrel (Peg) Marshall, Calgary; Noreen (Jay) Dooley, Westville; Heather Keddy, Halifax; Stanley (Terri) Keddy, Westville. She was predeceased by grandsons, Robert Keddy (infancy) and Donald Keddy; and son-in-law, Paul Keddy. She had18 great-grandchildren and seven great great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sister-in-law, Sadie Reid, Stellarton. Jennie was well-known for her hospitality and welcomed one and all into her home. She showed kindness and consideration and constantly gave of her time and talents to others throughout the years of her life. She was appreciative of individuality and was non-judgmental of others; accepting each person for who they were. She was a homemaker and her door was always open to friends and guests. She loved to cook and bake and was well-known for her biscuits, cinnamon rolls, and scones. She was a second mother and Grandma Jen to many. She loved children and spent many happy days filling her car for a trip to the cottage in Edgerton or fishing. There was always room for one more, be it in the car or the dinner table. She bestowed her graciousness to young and old. She also devoted several years of her life caring for her mother and brother, Rae in her home until their deaths. Jennie was a founding member of the Dunvegan Girls Pipe Band. She was a devoted supporter and band mother, sewing uniforms and costumes. She traveled with the band along with her husband, Dewey who was a drum instructor for 23 years. She also served as a den mother for Girl Guides at summer camps. In her later years, Jennie continued to develop and exhibit more of her artistic talents by taking up oil painting. She was a participant of the Westville Heritage Group and remained an active member of the Happy Hoofers Line Dancers into her later 80's. Jennie lived her life in Westville, until she moved to Haven Brook Manor in 2002 and Valley View Villa in 2004. Special thanks is extended to the staff at Valley View Villa who constantly devoted wonderful care to our mother and grandmother during the last years of her life. Your kindness to her and us will always be remembered. Visitations will be held Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville where her funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Norman Marple officiating. Burial in Auburn Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations to any charity.