MEEHAN, John Joseph
1921-2009. We sadly announce the passing of John Joseph Meehan, Halifax, in hospital on Sunday, March 15, 2009, after a prolonged period of ill health. He was the youngest son of the late Edward S. and Georgina (Sobey) Meehan and the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was a veteran of the Second World War after which he held various sales positions, He was retired from Nova Scotia Light & Power Co. Ltd. John is survived by his wife and best friend of 63 years, Mary Lorraine (Little) and was the proud father of daughters, Helen (Joachim Patil), Georgina (Lloyd Stone), Susan (Anthony Kelly), Laura (Darrell Joseph), Sandra (Ashraf Ismail), Patti (Kelly Nickerson) and Elizabeth (Keith Buchanan). He is also survived by grandchildren, Jonathan, Andy and Anjuli Patil, Rebecca MacInnis, Anthony and Angela Morriscey, Jeffery MacNeil, Nicole Joseph, George Penney, Taya Ismail, Megan and Leah Buchanan and great-granddaughter, Sophie Morriscey and niece, Paulette Dann. He was predeceased by his only son, John Edward; his brother, Gerald; sisters, Joan Bryan and Marion Kiely. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, on Thursday, March 19, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. The funeral will be held in St. Agnes Church, Mumford Road, Halifax, on Friday, March 20, at 10 a.m., Father John Williams officiating, with reception in St. Agnes Church Hall following. Burial will take place in Mount Olivet Cemetery following the reception. Family flowers only.
"Girls-Time has taken me from you although not very far. If you every wonder where, first look inside your heart. That's where I know I'll be as you remember me. Love Dad"
WHITE, John Clifford
82, of New Glasgow, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 14th, 2009, in Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Stellarton he was a son of the late Harold White and Sophie (MacGillivray) White. He spent his working life at Maritime Steel and Hawker Siddley. He was active in his early years playing ball, later on he enjoyed time with his neighbours on St. Theresa Street. He enjoyed a good evening of cards with his family, watching hockey games and spending time with his grandchildren. John is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary (Hayman); sons, John (Donna), New Glasgow; Hugh (Linda), Westville; Glenn (Karen), Scotland; daughters, Mary Ellen Ward, Wolfville; Cindy Greene, Chris (Miles) Kirkendall, both of New Glasgow; Kathy (Peter) Legere, Cole Harbour; Colleen (Wayne) Van'tslot, Ottawa; grandchildren, Chris and Nick Fraser, Colin White, Jason White, Richard and Kaela White, Andrew, Chase and Kara Kirkendall, Justin and Stephanie Greene, Brandon and Brooklyn Van'tslot and Emma Legere; great-grandchildren, Jordyn and Hunter White; sisters, Caroline Trew, Lillian Wilson, Sheila Morrison, Violet Lees, Helen Arnold, Doreen Coady and niece, Mable Hoare. Besides his parents he was predeceased by son, Fred; son-in-law, Arthur Ward; sisters, Pauline Gratto, Wilma Sheppherd; brother, Doug and nephew, Ronnie Gratto. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in Trinity United Church with Lori Crocker D.M. officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Interment will be at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations would be appreciated to Canadian Diabetes Association or to a charity of your choice.
CORKUM, Frederick Robert William
66, of Chester. It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Fred Corkum on March 15, 2009, after a year long battle with cancer and brief stay in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Fred was born and raised in Chester, where he met and married his high school sweetheart and lifelong partner, Helen (Davis) Corkum. Fred will forever be remembered and missed by his children, Roderick William Corkum of Windsor and Lori June (Corkum) Nickerson of Lunenburg; their spouses, Angela Corkum and Paul Nickerson and his adoring grandchildren, Bailey Kathleen, Thomas Cale, Rebecca Lynn Irene and Linnea Helena. Fred is survived by brother, James (Dianne) Corkum of Chester; nieces and nephews, Kevin, Leanne, Bernadine, Blake, Claire, Nathaniel, Logan and Livia; great-nieces, Lindsay, Patricia, Rebecca, Niyah and Lola. Fred was predeceased by his parents, Walter William and Opal June (Heisler) Corkum and infant brother, Peter Michael. Fred will be fondly remembered for his volunteer work within the town of Chester including: Scouting Leader, Minor Hockey Executive, lifelong Firefighter and Fire Chief (eight years), Village Commission Member and former Chairperson. Fred retired in 2001 from Louisiana Pacific, East River of which he was employed for 32 years. Fred's love for his family, his community and the outdoors fulfilled his life and gave him many years of happiness. His favorite hobbies were hiking, hunting, fishing, gardening, camping, stamp collecting and spoiling his grandchildren. Visitation will be in Davis Funeral Home, Chester, today from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester, on March 18, at 2 p.m., Father James McCorriston officiating. Interment in Bayview Cemetery, Chester. Reception in Tuck's Hall in St. Stephen's Community Parish Centre, Chester. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Fred may be made to Chester Volunteer Fire Department, South Shore Regional Hospital Palliative Care Association to the attention of Janet Carver, Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0 (902-634-7369) or Graves Island Provincial Park to the attention of Pat Murphy, Department of Natural Resources, P.O. Box 6000, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0 (902-634-7560). Special thanks to the staff of QEII Health Sciences Centre Radiology and Oncology Departments, in particular the nursing staff of 3-B Surgical Floor, The South Shore Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit nurses and Dr. Robertson for their excellent care and compassion and to family doctor, Dr. George Jollymore, Chester.
MARCHAND, John Wayne
52, of Hubbards, passed away March 14, 2009, at home. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Dorothy Elizabeth (Heffler) and Joseph Daniel Marchand. He was employed with IBEW. Surviving are sons, Bruce Marchand, Kitchener, Ont.; and Danny Marchand, Halifax; grandson, Ethan Alexander. Visitation 1-2 p.m. Wednesday in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, 3460 Dutch Village Rd., Halifax. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Donations may be made to the QEII Foundation to assist in Brain Injury.
75, of Saulnierville, passed away peacefully March 16, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Meteghan, she was a daughter of the late Dawson and Irene (Sullivan) Keizer. Vivian was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved nature, such as the ocean, flowers and birds. She was an avid reader and loved to crochet. She also had a strong interest in genealogy and loved company. Being a military wife who traveled extensively throughout Canada and Europe, she had the good fortune to make very special friends who will sadly miss her. Surviving are sons, Raymond, Dartmouth; Paul, Annapolis; granddaughters, Sarah Lalonde, Renee Lalonde, both of Milton, Ont.; brothers, Norman Keizer, Meteghan; James (Mary) Keizer, Yarmouth; sister, Brenda Keizer, Meteghan; sister-in-law, Marjorie Keizer, Meteghan; many cousins, nieces, and nephews. She will be sadly missed by her pet cat, Sophie. She was predeceased by husband, Richard "Dick"; brothers, Gordon, Clayton; sister-in-law, Annette; nephew, Jason Keizer Lombard; aunt, Regine (Sullivan) Saulnier. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday in Stella Maris Church, Meteghan, Rev. Albeni d'Entremont officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to research C.O.P.D.
WHITE, Wayne Bruce "Bugsy"
Amherst, died on March 14, 2009, in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. He was a son of Inga White and the late Garnet White. Surviving are mother; wife, Deborah; daughters, Allison VandeWiel, Angela Cooke, Amy Layne White; sister, Betty Ripley; grandchildren, Riley, Jagger, Gracie and Bo. Besides his father, he was predeceased by infant sister, Carol White. Visitation Wednesday, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst. Funeral service Thursday at 2 p.m. in First Baptist Church, Amherst. Interment will follow at a later date in Amherst Cemetery.
GRANT, Doris Belle
88, of Hubbards, passed away Sunday, March 14, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Hubbards, Doris was the fifth of six children to the late Freeman and Nettie-May (Westhaver) Harnish. She had fond memories of her childhood in Hubbards. She had met her lifelong love, Norm Grant while he was parading with the Merchant Marines past her home near the training grounds and she waited for him to return from his travels. After the war, the couple moved to Montreal where they lived until 1983. Doris enjoyed being a homebody and looking after her family. She also spent many hours at her cottage on Lac St. Louis, in Quebec and her family cottage on Mill Lake in Lunenburg Co. She will be remembered for her sense of humour and her joy of "dressing up" with her sisters at the cottage, she surprised many an unsuspecting visitor. In 1999, Doris came full circle, moving back to Hubbards to live across the cove from her family home. She is survived by her husband, Norm; son, Gary and her daughter-in-law, Janis (Cobb-Grant); granddaughter, Jennifer Grant; brother, Walter Harnish. Predeceased by brothers, Gerald; sisters, Kay MacLean, Pauline Kelly, Marjorie Ashe. It was Doris' wish that there be a family service at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian National Institute of the Blind and/or Hubbards Food Bank.
REYNOLDS (Fanning), Anne Lucetta
87. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, "Nan," who died peacefully in Northwood Nursing Home on Sunday, March 15, 2009. Born in 1922 in Port Howe, she was the youngest child of her late parents, Capt. Manson Bigelow Fanning and Tryphena (Rhinedress) Fanning. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Frederick and also her siblings, Eunice, Carl, Percy, Harry, Keith, Myrtle, Nita, and Mary. She is survived and will be deeply missed by her sons, Brian (Kim) and Paul; her loving grandchildren, Laura (Lucas), David, Mary, Anna, Thomas and Andrew; her great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Jacob, and many nieces and nephews. She was employed by the Halifax Infirmary until 1987, and enjoyed playing bridge, drinking tea, and having a good laugh. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren immensely, and was loved very much in return. She will be greatly missed and never forgotten. Special thanks to the staff at Northwood Nursing Home for their excellent care. Visitation will be today, 6-8 p.m., in A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth, where funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 18, at 11 a.m., with refreshments to follow at same location. Interment will be at a later date. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life. He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. John 11:25
GREGORASH, Elizabeth "Susie"
64, Bridgewater. On March 15, 2009, Jesus paid a visit to South Shore Regional Hospital and asked Elizabeth (Susie) Gregorash to accept a position in Heaven next to Him. At 5:15 EST, Susie, after battling brain cancer for just about a year accepted the position in Heaven next to Jesus. She left behind her son, Johnathan residing in Vietnam and her husband, Michael, from Bridgewater. Her radiant and lively personality will be missed by all her friends and family. The family pet dog Tailz misses her also. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. Love forever Michael. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, in Sweeny's Funeral Chapel, Bridgewater, with Rev. Patrick Morris officiating.
CONRAD, Freeman Alfred
78, of Western Shore, after a courageous battle with cancer, Freeman never lost his sense of humor as he passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Sunday, March 15, 2009. Freeman was born in Western Shore, Lunenburg Co., a son of the late Francis and Eva (Dorey) Conrad. He was also predeceased by his brother, Fredrick; son, Stephen and grandson, Chad Conrad. After 35 years of dedicated service with CNR, Freeman retired in 1985. An avid handyman, he enjoyed carpentry, taking care of properties and forestry. When Freeman wasn't busy outdoors, he could be found tapping his foot to a Johnny Cash tune. Freeman will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Margaret (Reeves) and family; daughter, Stephanie (Ken) Bell, Mader's Cove; grandson, Anthony (Jacquelyn) Levy, Kentville and daughter-in-law, Annette (Abdella) Assaff, Western Shore; brothers, Wilbert (Greta), Harold, Western Shore; Mark (Pearl), Martin's Point; sisters, Jenny Richardson, Betty Boutlier, Western Shore; Grace (Leo) Crouse, Spectacle Lakes and Joan (Newman) Mosher, Western Shore. A private family graveside service and burial Thursday in Western Shore Cemetery with Rev. Bonnie Baird officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Davis Funeral Home, Chester.
GRACE, Patricia Ann
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Patricia Grace (Molloy), age 64, on Saturday, March 14, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax, surrounded by her loving family. Left with wonderful memories are her son, Sean (Amy); daughter, Mary Ellen (Mark); grandson, Benjamin; sisters, Mary Tapper, Mattappoisett, Mass; Catherine Coady, Theresa Parsons (John), Shirley Thorne, all of Torbay, N.L. and Sister Frances Molloy, PBVM, St. John's, N.L.; brothers, Robert (Mary), Norwood, Mass; John (Kathleen), Jimmy (Pauline), Joe (Sandy) of Torbay, N.L.; sister-in-law, Peachy Molloy, Middle Cove, N.L.; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who will miss her exuberant and loving spirit. She was predeceased by her husband, John; daughter, Tara; parents, William and Mary Molloy; brother, William; brother-in-law, Robert; sister-in-law, Mary and brother-in-law, Phillip. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Ignatius Church, Bedford on Friday, March 20, at 10 a.m. Cremation has taken place. At Pat's request, her ashes will be returned to Newfoundland to be buried in Flatrock, next to her husband and daughter later this summer. A celebration of Pat's life will take place at that time for family and friends.
TO LIVE IN THE HEARTS OF THOSE WE LOVE IS NOT TO DIE "Cruikshank's On The Commons"
INGLIS (Williams), Violet M.
86, of Halifax, died on March 13, 2009, at home. She was born in Portsmouth, England and traveled to Pier 21 in Halifax as a war bride aboard the Lusitania, landing on Valentine's Day in 1945. Violet was a Dressmaker at Court Gowns (Clothiers to the Queen) in London prior to driving an ambulance during the Second World War, where she met her husband William Palmer Inglis, a Canadian Fire Fighter volunteering in England, who predeceased her. Surviving her are her children Barry (Frances), Gerry (Helena), Paul (Witha), Pamela (David Misiner), Christine (John Bawden), Sandra, and Brian (Darlene); 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Pamela (Trevor Cornish) in England; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her infant son, Eric; sister, Iris (Bernard Frail); and brothers in England, Cyril, Reuben and George. Visitation will be held in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, in the Chapel of Atlantic Funeral Home with Father Duncan MacMaster officiating. A reception will follow. Cremation will follow on Wednesday, March 18, with burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.