WALSH, Charles William
Born December 12, 1941, in Halifax, and died January 16, 2009, in University Hospital, London, Ont., in his 68th year. After graduating from Fanshawe College, Charles became a social worker in 1984. His greatest love was helping the youth in London. He will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. Charles was a son of Kathaleen and Edgar D. Walsh. Surviving are brothers, Edgar, Halifax; Peter (Helen), Lake Echo; Erin (Angie), Kingston, Ont.; Eugene, Halifax; sisters, Faith Higgins (Paul), Musquodoboit Harbour; Stella Sinyard (Abbie), Cobourg, Ont.; Kathy Peek (Phil), Lower Sackville; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Francine. Expressions of sympathy and donations made to Hope Cottage or the Salvation Army would be appreciated.
PORTER, Barbara Marie
68, of Lower Sackville, has taken her final journey on life's path to reside forever with her Lord and Savior. After a brief but courageous battle with cancer, she passed away on March 13, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII. She was predeceased by her parents, Cyril and Ruth (Dauphinee) Coffill. She is survived by her sister, Sheila (Bev) Magee, Timberlea. She was a loving mother of daughter, Susan (Dave) Ritcey, Bedford; son, William (Diane) Porter, Upper Sackville; son, Terry (Sherry) Porter, Upper Sackville and daughter, Janet (Joe) Welcher, Lower Sackville. She was a proud grandmother of Brad, Matt, Otto, Odette, Angela, Nathan and Kaityln; great-grandmother of, Austin and Aralee. A lady of great faith she cherished her family, friends and church community. Cremation has taken place and visitation will be in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, on Wednesday, March 18 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will take place in The Vineyard Family Ministry Centre, 1129 Sackville Dr., on Thursday, March 19 at 3 p.m., Pastors Larry Levy and Glen Lucas officiating, reception to follow. No flowers by request. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Private family burial at a later date. A special thank you to the doctors and nursing staff of 8A VG Site, QEII, for their care and compassion.
HUBLEY, Marilyn Joyce
63, New Germany, Lunenburg Co., passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in New Germany, she was a daughter to the late William B. and Doris (Fancy) Zinck. Marilyn is survived by her common law spouse, Victor Moore; son, Robert (Cindy) Hubley, New Canada; sisters, Susie (Jack) Van Volkenburg, Ontario; Bernice Savoie, Dartmouth; Heather (Sandy) MacPherson, Alberta; Holly (Richard) Bailey, Alberta; brothers, Mervin (Eva) Zinck, New Germany; Brenton (Melisa) Zinck, New Germany; grandchildren, Candi and Stephen, along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Basil Hubley; brothers, William Brenton, David Linwood and Linwood Michael. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, in Sweeny's Funeral Home, 4895 Highway 10, New Germany. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday in Trinity Lutheran Church, New Germany, Rev. Larry Ehahardt officiating. Burial will follow in Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Memorial donations in Marilyn's memory may be made to the New Germany Fire Department.
SHERMAN, Florence Kathleen "Kay"
77, Lake Ainslie, passed away in The Villages, Florida, on Thursday, March 12, 2009. Born in Amherst, she was the wife of Carl Sherman, and the daughter of the late Elmer and Tweet (Ripley) Bragg, Collingwood. Kay graduated from Mount Allison University with a Bachelor of Music degree and was a piano teacher to many students over the years in Toronto, Port Hawkesbury, and Fort McMurray. Kay was a long-time community volunteer and spent many hours organizing music festivals, in particular. She enjoyed golfing, playing bridge and all music. She is survived by her husband, Carl; children, Ann Sherman, Calgary; Mark (Teri), Saint John, N.B.; Nancy (Kevin) Higo, Moose Jaw, Sask.; grandchildren, Carla, Scott, Michael, Brant, Breann, Cole and Kyle; sister, Carolyn (Jim) Glennie, Farmington, Mich., and brother, John (Judy) Bragg, Collingwood. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Doug Bragg. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in Collingwood in early summer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements are under the direction of MacDiarmid's Funeral Home, Oxford, NS (902) 447-2930.
ARSENEAU, Donald Lawrence
Died March 16, 2009. He was a son of the late John and Jane (Coster) Arseneau. Surviving are his wife, Olive Mary (Dobson); daughters, Linda, Carolyn; grandsons, Kevin (Dawn), Stanley (Chantell); great-granddaughter, Ashlee Dawn Stacy Dempsey, sister-in-law, Joyce; many nieces, nephews, cousins. He was predeceased by brothers, Walter, Alton (Patty); sisters, Catherine, Pauline; granddaughter, Stacy; niece, Joan. Visitation today 2-4, 7-9 p.m., Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst. Funeral service Wednesday, 3 p.m., Campbell's Chapel. Interment at a later date.
Died March 15, 2009. Predeceased by parents, Emil and Sophie Went; wife, Eileen; sons, Jamie, John; sisters, Lydia, Alwina, Olga; brothers, Rin, Albert. Survived by daughters, Marian (Paul), Linda (Richard); grandchildren, Courtney; Chris (Tara), Ken, Christine (Stuart), Mike; great-granddaughter, Madisyn; ; great-grandson, Elric; also his other children, Greg, Michael, Anne Marie, Virginia, Angela. Visitation Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home. A fireman's funeral March 20, 10 a.m. in Parish of St. Leonard, St. Michael Church.
TAYLOR, Spurgeon Balcom "Spud"
73, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 14, 2009, with his family by his side in Ocean View Manor, Eastern Passage. Born in Stewiacke on February 23, 1936, he was a son of the late Borden and Dora (Levy) Taylor. Spud worked as a mechanic with Main Street Motors in Dartmouth, until he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Carolyn (DeMone) Taylor; daughter, Sherry (David George); grandson, Ian George, all of Dartmouth; brother, Borden (Barbara Jean), Coburg, Ont. Spud will also be missed by his feathered buddy, "Scooter". Cremation has taken place under the direction of A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 19, in Stevens Road Baptist Church, 2 Stevens Rd., Dartmouth. A reception will follow the service. Interment will take place in Sunny Valley Cemetery, Lunenburg Co., at a later date. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Spud may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society, Atlantic Division, Ocean View Manor Society, or Stevens Road Baptist Church. Special thanks to the staff of "C" Unit at Ocean View Manor for the wonderful care provided to him and his family.
FOLLAND (Green), Gwendolyn Margaret
Passed away peacefully on March 14, 2009, in Arborstone Enhanced Care, Halifax. She was the daughter of the late Frank Morris and Marguerite Mary (Kirby) Green. She is survived by son, Frank (Susan Dauphinee); daughter, Kathleen (Derrick Morrison); grandchildren, Andrew and Lesley Morrison, all of Halifax; nephews, David and Kenneth Jr.; niece, Shirley. She was predeceased by her husband, Percy, and brothers, Leslie and Kenneth Green. A woman of strength and perseverance, she operated her own business, Metro Bookkeeping Service, for many years, but her most cherished role was that of a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was an avid reader and was always looking for more books to "keep her going for awhile". She loved to knit and crochet and was an expert at both. She had a great sense of humour, and a gentle, caring and loyal nature. Her kindness and compassion toward others greatly influenced her children and grandchildren, who were the light and joy of her life. Cremation has taken place. At Gwen's request, a small private service for the family will follow in the chapel of St. James Anglican Church, where her ashes will be interred. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff on the fourth floor at Arborstone. Donations in Gwen's memory may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia or Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
FRASER (MacIntosh), Shirley Mae Catherine
81, of Stellarton, passed away in Halifax, after a lengthy illness. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Chester D. and Pearl E. MacIntosh. She was a lifelong resident of Stellarton and a member of Sharon St. John United Church, UCW and the choir, and member of the Grand Lodge. She worked at Sears for many years and later enjoyed and experienced after school child care with the Mason family. She was an active member of her community, church and choir. She enjoyed walking, gardening, pets, crafts of all kinds, classical music, volunteering for various charities such as Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Canadian Cancer Society and, in most recent years, made breast cancer awareness ribbons for distribution. Surviving are daughters, Jane (Mike) MacNeil, Stellarton; Joanne (Shawn) Halifax; grandsons, Allan, Fraser and Luke and great-granddaughter, Elizabeth. She will also be missed by her furry family friends, Missy and Champ. She was predeceased by husband, Ed; son, John and brothers, Gary and Sonny. At Shirley's request she has donated her body to science. Memorial service will take place in Sharon St. John United Church, Stellarton, Wednesday, March 18 at 2 p.m. with reception to follow in the church hall. Family flowers only please. Donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or to SPCA. "There will always be a place in the heart where love lives on."
BRANNEN, Ezra Norman "Norm"
92, Arcadia. It is with great sadness that we announce Norm's sudden passing March 11, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Centreville, Shelburne Co., January 16, 1917, he was a son of the late Ezra and Adrith (Smith) Brannen. He served in the Royal Canadian Signals Corp. during the Second World War as a Radar Instructor in Kingston, Ont. Norm's was a graduate of Queen's University and taught at Yarmouth Vocational School from its opening in 1950 until his retirement in 1972. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Winnifred Kathleen (Maxwell). Norm is survived by daughters, Sharon (Andrew) Fahey, Calgary, Alta.; Diane (Bill) Wyman, Chebogue; grandchildren, Leanne, Punta Gorda, Fla.; Ian, Kingston, Ont.; great-grandchildren, Sophia and Scarlette, both of Punta Gorda. At Norm's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. A private family graveside service will take place in Oakvale Cemetery, Clark's Harbour, at a later date, Rev. A.D. "Bill" Newell officiating. The family wishes to thank Linda Hilton, the staff of the Emergency Department, and especially Dr. Tom Muise and family physician, Dr. Chester Wyman. Donations in memory of Norm may be made to Victorian Order of Nurses (Yarmouth Branch), or a charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Yarmouth.
MacDONALD, Bruce Scott
59, of Hubbards, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2009, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Halifax he was a son of the late Hector and Jaunita (Jollimore) MacDonald. Bruce will be remembered by his family and friends for his quick wit, kind heart and his love for his family. He worked for Pittsburgh Glass for over 30 years. Bruce also had an interest and a collection of old clocks and was known to many as a collector of time. He was also an avid antique car and motorcycle buff. He is survived by his wife, Janice "Jenny"; son, Jeff, Halifax; daughter, Kelly Ann (Brian Hurshman), Fox Point; sisters, Janice (Fred) Rutt, Mill Cove; Patsy (Raymond) Spurr, Lawrencetown; grandchildren, Victoria Lynn and Abigail Caladora MacDonald; nephews, Steven Rutt, Paul and Derek Spurr, John Crowe; nieces, Tammy Smith, Bonnie Bellwood and Nancy Langille; numerous great-nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his sister, Carolyn Crowe. The family will receive visitors 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, March 19, both in Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, Hubbards, Rev. Laurie Omstead officiating. Memorial donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, or Canadian Cancer Society.
HUMPHREYS, Reginald Duncan
Reginald, 88, passed away peacefully March 13, 2009, in Grandview Long Term Care Facility in Edmonton, Alta. He was born in Toronto, Ont. on November 29, 1920, to the late Arthur William (Ernie) and Laura May (Doherty) Humphreys. Reg spent his youth in Woodside, attending school there and in Halifax. An avid athlete, he participated in track and field and played hockey. He was also a member of the AYPA and St. Alban's Anglican Church choir. He earned his B.Sc. in 1948 from Dalhousie and his degree in Chemical Engineering from NS Technical College in 1950. He worked in the oil industry with such companies as White Rose, Shell and Great Canadian Oil Sands (Suncor), living in Trinidad and in cities from Quebec to Alberta. While with White Rose, he became mayor of Innisfail in 1964, prior to his transfer to Montreal. Reg worked in Quebec until 1968, at which time he turned his attention to the Alberta oil sands in Fort McMurray. In 1976 he left his role as VP and General Manager of GCOS (Suncor) to work out of Edmonton and Calgary, as an oil sands development consultant. Reg's greatest passions in life were his family, faith, work and fishing, all of which provided him opportunity to travel, meet many wonderful people and see the world. Left to fondly remember Reg's kind nature, quick wit and gentle smile are his wife of the past 23 years, Linda, Edmonton; children from his first marriage, Susan (Mike) Vermeer, Antigonish; Paul (Marlene), Fort McMurray; Ruth (Jim Penney) Helliwell, Dartmouth; Kevin (Sherry), Edmonton; his first wife, Phyllis (Gardiner) Humphreys, Halifax; stepchildren, Laura (David) Godard, Kazakhstan; Jennifer (Jason) Fernyc, Calgary; grandchildren, Rena and Julie, Pam, Ben, Ken, and Scott, Patrick and Sarah, Neil and Dawn, Rebecca and Caleb, Jared and Julia; great-granddaughter, Caitland; sisters, Grace Myers and Laura Fraser, both of Dartmouth; Kathleen (Johnny) Fuchs, Red Deer; Lola (George) Cain, Peterborough; brothers, Bob (Anne), Simcoe, Ontario; Donny (Marion), Porter's Lake; many beloved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Charles (in infancy) and James (Woodside); brothers-in-law, Roy Myers and Sandy Fraser,(Dartmouth); sister-in-law, Fern Humphreys (Porter's Lake). Cremation has taken place. Details of a memorial service for family and friends in Nova Scotia will be announced early in the coming week. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Keyano College Foundation, Fort McMurray (Edmonton, Alta). Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hainstock Funeral Home & Crematorium, 9810-34 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alta. T6E 6L1