NICKERSON, Norma Christine
86, Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Guysborough and formerly of New Harbour, Guysborough Co., died Tuesday, March 10, 2009, in the home. Born in New Harbour, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Effie (Luddington) Gillie. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. A lifelong resident of New Harbour, Norma was a member of New Harbour Baptist Church, as well as W.M.S. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Wilson Nickerson, Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Guysborough; daughters, Nina (John Long), Miramichi, N.B.; Diane (Kelvin Bhola), Sharon (Ronald Ringer), both of Dartmouth; son, Bradley (Glenda) Nickerson, New Harbour; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by brother, Otto Gillie. Visitation will be held today from 7-9 p.m. in New Harbour Baptist Church, from where funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Warren Fitzgerald officiating. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, New Harbour. Memorial donations may be made to Milford Haven Home for Special Care Van Fund. Funeral arrangements are under the dignified and compassionate care of the G. W. Giffin Funeral Home, 17545 Highway 316, Country Harbour.
Died March 7, 2009, a son of the late Albert and Edith Beresford. He is survived by sisters, Ethel and Audrey (Bill); and brothers, Roy, Billy and George (Norma); several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother-in-law, André Charlebois and his sister-in-law, Irene. A Masonic service will be held today at 1 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. in St. Mary's Anglican Church. Interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Palliative Care; The Thistle Lodge No. 36, 2641 Port Morien Highway, Port Morien, NS B1B 1C5; or a charity of choice.
McSWEEN (Fraser), Catherine
Died March 9, 2009, a daughter of the late Angus and Christina (MacEachern) Fraser. Survived by son, Claude (Shirley); daughters, Patsy (Paul), Bertha (Victor), Barbara (John); sisters, Marcella, Katie, Mary; brother, Murdock; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by husband, Lawrence; daughter, Caroline; sisters, Christina, Sarah; brothers, Murdock, Frankie. Visitation Thursday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home. Funeral March 13, 10 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard, St. Michael Church. Interment at a later date.
CROUSE-PEEL (Butler), Lila
With unbearably broken hearts we announce the passing of Lila Elizabeth Peel, at home on Sunday, March 8, 2009, in Aylesford. Born in Botwood, N.L., in 1950, she was a daughter of the late James Francis and Amy Butler. She leaves to mourn sons, Douglas Peel, Alberta; Stephen Peel (Tiffany Oikle), Aylesford; daughters, Noreen Huber (Kevin Singleton), Port Williams; Charlene Peel (Ryan Muise), Aylesford; grandchildren, Nicole, Cheyenne, Alex and Kaity; sisters, Ruby, Ontario; Margaret, Ontario; Bonnie (Howard), Ontario; Betty (Andy), O'Leary, P.E.I.; Fronie Meister, Aylesford; brother, Gerald (Ann), Newfoundland. She was predeceased by the love of her life, Colin; mother and father; sister, Hersey; brothers, Kalvin and Ted; brother-in-law, Bill Meister. She was a great fan of Conway Twitty. She was a wonderful and loving aunt and great-aunt to many nieces and nephews. Lila was an adopted nanny to many, a loyal and supportive friend, Yahtzee player extraordinaire and could cook the best Jigs dinner in Nova Scotia. Visitation will take place 7-9 p.m. Thursday, in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, NS B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900), from where the funeral service will take place 2 p.m. Friday, March 13, Chaplain Jim Norton officiating, with burial in St. Mary's Anglican Cemetery, Auburn and a reception to follow at 2689 Highway No. 1 Aylesford (next to the old Scotiabank). Flowers gratefully accepted, donations in memory of Lila may be made to Aylesford Christmas Mommies and Daddies.
WHITE, Peter O'Callaghan
Of Caribou Shores, died Monday, March 9, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Stellarton on September 26, 1933, he was the only child of the late James and Agnes (O'Callaghan) White. A graduate of St. F.X. University, Peter was a teacher and school administrator, having taught at Pictou Academy and later at Trenton High School before becoming principal at Trenton High School and Superintendent of Schools for the Town of Trenton. He became the first CEO of the Pictou District following amalgamation of the towns and county school system in Pictou County. A former member of St. F.X. University Board of Governors, on his retirement he was recognized for his professional achievements by being named an honorary life member of the Canadian Administrators Association. Peter was most proud of his family and extended family, and he took great joy in spending time with them and his friends. He was happiest when he was playing the piano while someone sang, something he fortunately got to do in countless places and with so many different people throughout his lifetime. He was committed to his career in education and devoted to the people in his life, but was able to see the humour in every situation and was an unrepentant tease. Peter is survived by his wife, Jean (Brown) Sloan; daughters, Kathy Thompson (Leonard), Patty Field, both of Stellarton; sons, Jim (Linda), Dartmouth; Pete (Dianne), Plymouth Park; Paul (Ronda), Napean, Ont.; Robbie, Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam; stepchildren, Michael Sloan, Ontario; Jim Sloan (Sheila), Stellarton; Elizabeth (Scott) Gillis, Saint John, N.B.; Judy (Findlay) Beaton, Woodstock, N.B.; Jeannie Sloan, Halifax; 23 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Isabel "Bunnie" White (Skidmore); half-sisters, Jean, Jessie, Annie and half-brother, Bill. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Friday from Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Stellarton, with Father Peter MacDonald officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Reception to follow in the church hall. No flowers by request of the family. Donations in Peter's memory may be made to Aberdeen Hospital Foundation, QEII Foundation, the Victorian Order of Nurses or to Our lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church.
SHEEHAN, Nicholas John
It is with great sadness that the family of Nick Sheehan announces his sudden passing in St. Francis Xavier University on Sunday, March 8th, 2009. Born in Halifax, on July 15th, 1990, he leaves to mourn his parents, Peter and Dianne Sheehan of Fredericton, N.B.; sisters, Kelsey, Katelyn and Lindsay Sheehan and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by grandparents. A very special group of young men and women at St. FX have been deeply touched by his short presence and join with friends from high school and hockey in Fredericton in mourning his passing. Visitation will be held in McAdam's Select Community Funeral Home, 160 York St., Fredericton, N.B. on Thursday, March 12th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Dunstan's Parish on Friday, March 13th at 12 noon with Rev. Gerald White as Celebrant. Interment will take place at a later date. For those who wish, memorial donations can be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to McAdam's Funeral Home (506-458-9170).
CRONKWRIGHT, Bryden Daryl
Passed away in infancy on March 8, 2009, in IWK Health Centre, Halifax. Bryden was the son of Daryl and Kathryn (McDonald) Cronkwright, Halifax. He is survived by brother, Sebastian; grandparents, Mary Hope, George Cronkwright, Kevin and Deborah McDonald; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Funeral service will be held Saturday 10 a.m. in Fitzpatrick's Chapel, 100 Waterloo St., Saint John, N.B. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Saint John. Donations may be made to IWK Heatlh Centre Foundation.
JENNEX, Bernard Douglas
65 of Dartmouth, passed away March 11, 2009, with family by his side. Born September 9, 1943, in Sussex, England, Bernie was a son of the late John Jennex and Isabelle Dunford. He was a long-time employee of Mapelhurst Properties. Bernie was a member of Harbour Lodge 53. He enjoyed playing cards and watching sports. Bernie is survived by his wife, Bertha "Beth" (Blanely); stepchildren, Debbie (Ronald) Stockley, Cow Bay; Kevin (Gladie) Turple, Sackville; grandchildren, Josh, Jeremy, Megan and Madison; one great-grandchild. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held in Donald K. Walker Funeral Directors Ltd., 307 Prince Albert Rd., Dartmouth (469-5601), on Monday, March 16, at 11 a.m., Rev. Patricia Malin officiating, with a reception immediately following. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.
WILD, Darlene Ann
Memorial Service for Darlene, wife of Rev. Ken Wild, of Lunenburg, who passed away February 2, 2009, will be held Wednesday, March 18, at 2 p.m. in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Lunenburg. Arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, Lunenburg.
KNOWLES, Shannon Mae
14, Barrington Passage. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Shannon, who left us quietly at her home the morning of March 11, 2009, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born on December 18, 1994, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital, the daughter of Steven and Deborah Knowles. Shannon loved life. She was actively involved in softball, basketball, and swimming. She was a member of the Sparks and Brownies. She was a student at Forest Ridge Academy and had the honor of being chosen female Valedictorian as well as female student of the year at her grade six graduation. Shannon enjoyed the times she spent at her family cottages at Sandhills and Goose Lake, family trips, time spent with her friends, attending hockey games, skating, four-wheeling, computers, cooking, sleep-overs with family and friends, music, reading, board games, and dances. Shannon adored her dog Charlie and other family pets and had a love of animals in general. She was a grade eight student at Barrington Municipal High School and loved her school experiences and the love and support she received from staff and students. Besides her parents, she leaves to mourn, her loving brother, Deven; paternal grandparents, Edith and Carroll Knowles; maternal grandparents, Rhoda Mea and Bruce Atkinson; aunt, Valerie (Ed) Pierce; aunt, Susan (Paul) Christie; uncles, Douglas and Davis Atkinson; loving cousins, Robyn, Nathan, Meghan, Morgan, and Conor; and many great-aunts and uncles, and second cousins. There will be no formal visitation, however there was an open public visitation yesterday. Funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. in Barrington Municipal High School, Rev. Shaun Hatfield officiating, with Rev. Steven Bean assisting. Burial will be in Villagedale Cemetery, Villagedale. Family flowers only. The family has established a scholarship in Shannon's memory; donations may be made to Shannon Knowles Memorial Scholarship Fund, The Rosalin Nickerson "CARE" Fund, IWK Health Centre Foundation, or charity of your choice.
LAMONT, Douglas Vincent "Doug"
70, of New Minas, passed away Monday, March 9, 2009, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Kentville, he was a son of the late Edna Hushen. He retired from Acadia University and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Kings Branch No. 6, Kentville. In his earlier years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friends. He is survived by his life partner, Valerie Mowat; sons, Michael, New Minas; Mark (Cindy), Petawawa, Ont.; former daughter-in-law, Bernice, Wolfville; grandchildren, Candace (Joshua) Clowe, Jason (Jessica) Lamont and Ashton Lamont; great-grandchildren, Liam Lamont and Tristan Clowe; cousins and friends. He will also be missed by his treasured puppy, Missy. He was predeceased by his wife, Madeline Lamont. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 13. Burial will take place in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings Co. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
MORASH, Oliver Scott
76, of West Dover. It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather, and a good friend to many. He passed away peacefully on Friday, March 6, 2009, surrounded by his loving family in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in West Dover, he was the son of the late Scott and Olive Morash and stepmother, Maude Morash. Oliver retired with 37 years service from the Canadian Coast Guard. He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 50 years, Betty Ann (Smeltzer); daughters, Wanda and Roberta (Brenton); brothers, Elliott (Marie), Eric (Bev); sisters, Josie (Kenny) Burgwin, Joan (John) Harrington, Susan (Armand) Lanteigne, Donna (Burton) Morash, Cheryl (Billy) Morash; grandson, Nicholas (Kerry); granddaughters, Melissa (Lyle) Morash, Brittany (Matt) Ryan, Robyn Ryan, great-grandchildren, Alivia, Drew and Emma. He will be missed by his pet, Honey Bunny. Predeceased by his son-in-law, Dave. Visitation will be held 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 12. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, March 13, both from Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, 13549 Peggy's Cove Rd., Tantallon, Rev. Irving Letto officiating. Family flowers only. Donations can be made to St. James Anglican Church Cemetery, West Dover. God Bless you Oliver, we love you and we will miss you.
RENSHAW, Walter Keys
Age 87, passed away March 13, 2009. Born in Mt. Middleton, N.B., May 11th, 1921, he was a son of the late Charles Merritt and Annie Alice (Keys) Renshaw. He was retired from Halifax City Field. A former member of the RCAF, he served in England during the latter part of the war and was honourably discharged in 1945. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and held a number of church offices over the years. He is survived by his wife, Joan (Hart) and sons, Kenneth (Jan), Gilbert, Ariz. and Wayne (Janet), Truro; grandchildren, Tyra, Jason (Cori), Gilbert Ariz.; Melissa, Toronto, Ont.; and Christopher Renshaw, Charlottetown, P.E.I. He was predeceased by brother, Ivan Henry Renshaw. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice. Family flowers only. Visitation in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, Friday, March 13, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral service in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 205 Lacewood Dr., Saturday, March 14, at 2 p.m. Interment at a later date.