RITCHIE, Joseph Paul
59, Norman Wells, N.W.T., died in Yellowknife, N.W.T., Monday morning, March 9, 2009, following a very brief illness. Joe was born in Middleton, May 16, 1949, to the late Arthur and Jean (Treen) Ritchie. He is survived by brothers, Lee (Jane) Ritchie, Upper Granville; David Ritchie, Windsor; nieces, Maggie (Jason) Holm, Halifax; and Jennifer (Chad) Chiasson, Dartmouth; nephews, Ken Ritchie, Ottawa, Ont.; Robert Ritchie, Edmonton, Alta.; and Peter (Maki) Ritchie, Whistler, B.C. In addition to his parents, Joe was predeceased by brother, Alan Ritchie (Malagash). He was employed for many years by Colchester East Hants School Board until his retirement in 2006. After retirement Joe worked as a consultant with the Sahtu Divisional Educational Council in Norman Wells, N.W.T. Cremation of Joe's remains has been entrusted to McKenna Funeral Services, Yellowknife, N.W.T., ashes to be scattered in Nova Scotia at a later date. In accordance with Joe's wishes, there will be no formal funeral service.
EARLE, Joan Elizabeth "Betty"
88, Bridgetown, passed away Monday, March 9, 2009, after a short illness. Born in England on March 3, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Nora Sly. She and her family immigrated to Canada in 1939. Betty was a devoted member of Living Word Fellowship Church. Her special interests were gardening, spending time near water and singing. In earlier days Betty, who had a beautiful voice, was a professional hymnist in Halifax. She still enjoyed performing songs for others, so much so that recently she was organizing a quartet. Her last few years were happily spent with her friends at Crosskill Court. Betty is survived by her daughter, Janice (Allan) Brooks, Centrelea; sisters, Gwen Dexter, Melvern Square; Dorothy Dexter, Quenel, B.C.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Francis; son, Brenton Murray Earle; daughter, Allison Elizabeth; brother, Ronald Sly. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. from Living Word Fellowship Church in Beaconsfield, with a lunch following the service. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Bridgetown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to a charity of choice.
"I'll stand before the Lord of song with nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah."
MORRISON, Catherine Ann Carrie
87, of Whitney Pier, died March 13, 2009 at home. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Alex and Margaret (Livingston) MacNeil. She is survived by a daughter, Mary; sons, Paul (Brenda), Charles (Marlene), Adrian (Heather); grandchildren, Krystle, Vanessa, Keigan, Travis, Andrew and Ryan. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Joseph; son, Bernard; daughter in infancy; sister, Mary; brothers, Blaise and Joseph. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in Holy Redeemer Church.
89, formerly of New Argyle and Cornwall, passed away in the South Shore Villa on Thursday, March 12, 2009. He was the beloved husband of Ymkje (Brandsma); dear Father of Cornelius, Meindert (Josephine), Klaas (Wendy), John (Linda), Weiger (Morag), Frank (Tammy), Robert (Wendy), Janet and Clara (Keith) Smith (Keith). He will be lovingly remembered by his 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was he brother of Sjoerdje Boonstra, The Netherlands; John Havenga, Earnscliffe, P.E.I.; Francina (Jan) Bilker, The Netherlands; Tina (John) Loo, Appin Road, P.E.I.; and Wieger (Jeltje) Havenga, Listowel, Ont. He was predeceased by his son, Henry. Resting in Belvedere Funeral Home, from where the funeral will be held in the chapel on Monday, at 11 a.m. Interment later in Canoe Cove Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Visitation today 6-8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Canoe Cove Presbyterian Church.
BISSON (Beaton), Myrtle Marie
Died on March 12, 2009. She was a daughter of the late Jack and Ellie (MacNeil) Beaton. She is survived by children, Sharon MacNeil, Camille MacNeil, Ann Williams, Sherrie Palmer, Cornell Bisson, Sheldon Bisson, Verna Bisson, George Bisson, Patsy Bisson; sister, Greta Durkacz; 23 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, John E. Bisson; son Raymond Bisson; daughter, Lynn Marie; several grandchildren, two sisters; three brothers. There will be no visitation. Funeral mass will be held March 16 at 10 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard, St. Michael Church, River Ryan.
TIMMONS, Sarah Anne
23, Reserve, died on March 12, 2009. Born on December 23, 1985 in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of Kathy Timmons, and the late Bernie Timmons. She is survived by brothers, Jamie and Nicholas Timmons; grandparents, Karen Hines, Mary Timmons, Reginald MacDonald; aunts, uncles, cousins, many friends and the Blades family - her extended family. Predeceased by grandfather, James Timmons. Visitation will take place today, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m., in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Port Morien.
MacCARTHY, Lloyd E.
64, of Bayview, passed away March 13, 2009 in the Palliative Care Unit of Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born February 28, 1945 in Pictou, Lloyd was a son of the late John "Jack" and Mary (Stewart) MacCarthy. He was employed for 19 years with Northumberland Ferries Ltd. as an electrician, he previously worked with C.E. MacCarthy Limited, and Pictou Industries. Lloyd was an active member of his community. He was a life member of the Pictou Kinsmen Club, holding all offices at the club level during his 30 plus years of involvement. He was also a past member of the Pictou West Liberal Association. He was involved with the unions at Pictou Industries and C.A.W. Local 4508A representative for Northumberland Ferries. Lloyd was also a past member of the New Caledonia Curling Club, Pictou; and was past president of Pictou Minor Hockey, and Team Mom for many years. He was a member the Board of Directors for Central Caribou Cemetery, Caribou District Fire Department, and Caribou Watershed Committee, up until the time of his illness. A member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Pictou, he had served on their Board of Managers. He also enjoyed spending time with his furry friends, Kelsey and granddog, Lily. Lloyd was a devoted husband and father who was very dedicated to the many activities that his children were involved in. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sharon (Ernst), his daughter, Kristine (Jason) MacMillan, Bayview; and his son, Paul, a student at Cape Breton University; brother, Tom (Shirley), their children, Kim, Darren and Adelle; sister-in-law, Doris (Ken) MacMillan, Pictou; nephew, Steven (Dale); nieces, Donna (Gary) and Michelle (Danny), Joyce, Bruce, and Brian (Sheila); special sister-in-law, Sheila; and brother-in-law, Joe Martin, and their daughter, Audra. He is also survived by his aunt, Elinor (MacCarthy) and uncle, Pat Murphy; aunt, Marguerite MacCarthy, Eileen MacCarthy. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Fred, Lyle, and infant brother at birth; as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Monday in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral service will take place 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Pictou, with Jacquie Ross officiating. Donations in Lloyd's memory may be made to the Caribou District Fire Department, or the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society.
HINDLE, Shirley Eileen
75, of Lakeside. It is with heavy hearts the family of Shirley Eileen Hindle announce her death on Friday March 13, 2009 in the VG Site, QEII surrounded by her family. Born July 15, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Olive (Lawlor) Power. Shirley is survived by her husband of 56 years, Raymond Hindle; daughters, Judy (Robert) Blackburn, Timberlea; Linda Hindle, Murphy Lake; Nancy (Gary) Eisnor, Aylesford Lake; Donna (Terry) Sherman, Whitehorse; sons, David (Margaret), Aylesford Lake; Kevin (Carol), Sackville; Brian (Kristen), Timberlea. Shirley was a loving Nannie to Debbie Foran, Heather Blackburn, Scott and Greg O'Toole, Julie Crocker, Amanda and Krista McCarthy, Jennifer and Devin Hindle, Korey and Justin Hindle; and great-grandchildren, Colin, Megan and Jenna Foran. She is also survived by a brother, Douglas (Sylvia) Power, Saskatoon, Sask.; sister, Doris (Bernard) Day, Timberlea. Besides her parents she was predeceased by brothers, Charles, Roy, Donald; sisters, Kathleen and Violet; grandson, Jeffery Blackburn and great-grandson, Joshua Purcell. When Shirley got all her children in school she then went to work outside the home at Sears where she had many new friends and enjoyed it a lot. We would like to thank all the staff of 5A for the loving care and support shown to Shirley and her family. A special thanks to Dr. Lynn McAslan and the Palliative Care Team. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday March 17, 2008 in Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys Parish, Sacred Heart Church, Timberlea, with Father Joe MacKinnon officiating. A private family committal to follow.
POIRIER, William Joseph
78, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2009. William was born on September 15, 1930 in Inverness. He was a son of the late Joseph and Annie Bell Poirier. He was a member of Stella Maris Church, Inverness. William is survived by daughters, Joanne (Wayne Cowan), Edmonton, Alta.; Marilyn (Donnie MacLean), Inverness; Sadie (Finley Rankin), Inverness; Janice (Malcolm MacKay), Inverness; Hazel (John MacLellan), Inverness; Michelle (Angus Hubbard), Inverness; son, Alexander; sister, Mary Helen MacLeod, Inverness; brother, Peter (Annette Poirier), Whitney Pier; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his wife, Catherine; and an infant daughter, Florence; brother, Hubert; sister, Celena. Visitation will be in Inverness Funeral Home on Sunday, March 14, 2009, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on Monday, March 15, at 11 a.m., with Father Duncan MacIsaac officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Inverness Palliative Care, or Canadian Cancer Society.
LeBLANC (Phillips), Nancy Ellen
51. It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our daughter and sister, Nancy, of Sweets Corner, Hants Co., on Thursday, March 12, 2009. Born on October 3, 1957, in Windsor, Hants Co., she was a daughter of Minnie Ellen (Lunn) Phillips, Sweets Corner, and the late Owen Laurie Phillips. Nancy is survived by her sisters, June (Arthur) Mumford, Currys Corner; Karen (Bob) Haley, Halifax; Vicki (Stuart) Brown, Sweets Corner; Suzanne, Gypsum Mines; brothers, Robert Phillips and Peter (Linda) Phillips, both of Wentworth Road. Besides her father, Owen Laurie Phillips; she was predeceased by her husband, Hector Joseph LeBlanc (March 10, 2005); brother, Terry Phillips (October 2005). Nancy worked at Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, for 19 years. She loved gardening, reading, yard and craft sales, and especially shopping for Christmas. Nancy carried on the tradition of the families' love of animals and followed her father's passion for horses. She was also a great supporter of various animal rescue leagues. Nancy will be sadly missed by her family, friends and her faithful dog, PK. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 16, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home Chapel, 194 King St., Windsor, with the Rev. Garnet Parker and Nick Phillips (nephew) officiating. A private family interment will be held at a later date. Family Flowers only. Donations in memory of Nancy may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to the Hants County Branch SPCA.
ROGERS (Ferguson), Jean Evelyn
91, Ottawa, Ont., passed away in Queensway-Carleton Hospital on March 11, 2009, with her children by her side. Born following the Halifax Explosion, at the YMCA Emergency Military Hospital in Halifax, on February 7, 1918, she was a daughter of Harold (a well-known Herald pressman) and Martha (Roberts) Ferguson. A proud Haligonian, who grew up in the Hydrostone neighbourhood in Halifax's North End, Jean served as a Lieutenant in the Canadian Women's Army Corps during the Second World War, distinguishing herself in rifle marksmanship. After the war, she became a military wife, raising her children on various bases in Ontario and Germany, and then in Ottawa, Ont., before returning to Nova Scotia, where she lived in Sydney, Ship Harbour, and Halifax. She also spent many memorable winters in Cocoa Beach, Fla., where she made numerous close friends. Jean moved to Ottawa, Ont., in 2005 in order to be closer to her children. An avid bridge player, she was very active in church work and contributed to many charitable causes, including Meals on Wheels in Halifax and the Saville Knitters of Ottawa, a group that knits hats and tuques for school children. Known for her keen wit and Bluenose humour, she was an excellent cook and baker, presiding over many meals that still make for mouth-watering memories. She was predeceased by her parents, her loving husband, Major (Ret'd) Peter G. Rogers; her brother, Earl Ferguson; and her sister, Laura Peters. She is survived by her brother, Robert Ferguson; her son, Byron (Claudette Fortin); and her daughters, Dianne and Suanne (John Bell). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Natasha Rowe (Mike Rowe), Jason Throop, Chelsea Throop, Nicholas Bell (Charity Bell), Emily Honegger, and Max Honegger, and by great-grandchildren, Cameron Bell, Mason Bell, Aidan Bell, and Finnegan Rowe. Arrangements have been entrusted to Tubman Funeral Homes in Westboro, Ottawa, where family and friends may gather between 5-7:30 p.m. today. A burial service will be held in Pictou at a later date. Donations in memory of Jean may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Salvation Army.
MacLEAN, Angus James
75, of Old Rt. 5, Bras d'Or and formerly of Kempt Head Rd., passed away March 13, 2009, at the Northside General Hospital. Born at Cape North, he was the son the late Neil and Annie (Petrie) MacLean. He was a member of Drummond United Church, Ross Ferry, and was retired from Harris and Harris Construction of Sydney. He is survived by stepdaughters Debbie (Gilbert) MacDonald, Rosalie (Freeman) MacDonald, both of Sydney; Bernadette (Herbie) Snow, Ross Ferry; stepsons, Maurice, Avery and Liam (Judy), all of Ross Ferry. Also surviving are sisters Susan MacDonald, Big Bras d'Or, Joan MacDonald, Ingonish; Linda (John) Ardellie, Sydney; Catherine Sykes, Anna (Denis) Gilmore, Lena Risk and Annette Nicholson, all of Hamilton, and his brother Jimmy (Hope) in Westmount, a number of nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his furry friends Tiger and Sheba. He was predeceased by his wife Jean and his sister Eileen. Visitation for the late Mr. MacLean will be held Monday, March 16, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home. Funeral services will be celebrated Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Drummond United Church, Ross Ferry, Rev. Sean Hancock officiating. Spring burial will be in Drummond Cemetery, Ross Ferry. As memorials, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Drummond United Church.
MURDOCK, Beulah Agnes
93, of Halifax, passed away at Maplestone Enhanced Care, on Friday, March 13, 2009. Born in East Dover, she was the daughter of the late Harry Joseph Jeans and Josephine (Murphy) Jeans. She was the widow of the late Ralph Lewis Murdock. Her sister, Marjorie (Jeans) Douglas also died before her. She is survived by her son, Robert J. Murdock, his wife, Frances and their children, Joseph, Michael, Stephen and Karen. She is also survived by her only brother, Warren Francis Jeans (Edna Alberta "Bertie) and several nieces and nephews. In 1933 Beulah worked for Canadian Liquid Air then went to work for the City of Halifax until 1949. She left to raise her son, returning to work in the Health Department for the City of Halifax, in 1965. She remained there, after it was taken over by the Province, until she retired in June of 1980. Beulah loved her family dearly and devoted herself to its well-being. She and her family were very happy with the wonderful staff at Evan's Court, at Maplestone, who helped make her final years, happy. Beulah was a member of St. Pius X Church and CWL. She was also an active member of the Wanderer's Lawn Bowling Club until 1949. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, March 17 at 11 a.m. at St. Lawrence's Church, on Dutch Village Road, Halifax. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Donations may be made to Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, P.O. Box 280, 4120 Rideau Valley Dr. N., Manotick, Ontario, K4M 1A3.