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.
McGEE, Margaret Luella "Peggy"
62, Sutherland's River, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2009, at home, surrounded by her family, after a two year battle with cancer. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Robert Davies and Jean Christine (Fraser) Campbell. Affectionately known as "Peggy," she was a beautiful person who will always live in the hearts of her family and friends. She was a member of St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church and CWL, Thorburn. Peggy graduated from the Nova Scotia Teacher's College and taught at several elementary schools in Pictou and Halifax counties over her long career. She was a dedicated teacher, inspiring her students to reach their full potential. For Peggy, all things centered on her husband, her children and her grandchildren. She was a partner, a mentor, a best friend and a true inspiration. Peggy will be remembered for her courageous spirit, enduring strength, gentle nature and unfailing ability to see the best in everything and everyone. Her ever-present optimism allowed her to enjoy every moment and revel in life's simple pleasures. Peggy was a selfless caregiver who made the world a better place for her family and friends. Her terrific sense of humor and fun loving spirit made every day an adventure. Peggy is survived by her husband, Michael; daughters, Maggie and Michelle; son, Jason (Heather); grandchildren, Savanna, Makayla and Kyle; sisters, Anna, Joyce and Laura; brother, Alex. She was predeceased by her parents and sister, Jane Elizabeth in infancy. The family will receive visitors 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Colin MacKinnon presiding. Interment will be in St. Andrew's Cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in Peggy's memory to Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit.
77, Bramber, Hants Co. It is with great sadness that the family of Esther Rolfe announces her passing on Saturday March 14, 2009, in the Hants Community Hospital in Windsor. Born in Britt, Ont. on December 23, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Lillian (Besner) Belanger. Esther was a devoted and loving wife, mother and sister, who delighted in spending time with her family, and as a homemaker, she dedicated her life to them. In her younger years she was a seamstress for T. Eaton Company in Toronto, where she met her husband. After moving to Nova Scotia, she helped on the family farm raising animals and vegetable gardening. She took pleasure in sewing, flower gardening, and breathing that great shore air. Esther is survived by her loving husband, of almost 60 years, James Rolfe, Bramber; children, Patricia (Lyle) Brown, Sweets Corner; Cheryl (Dave) Millard, Union Corner; Roger (Mary Anne) Rolfe, Peggy's Cove and Wendy (Peter) Aalders, Bridgetown; ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Mary (Frank) Outram, Parry Sound, Ont.; Ethel (Tom) Nolan, Orangeville, Ont.; Kay Martel, Sudbury, Ont.; Hulda (Rollie) Dumont, Sudbury, Ont.; Elizabeth (Andy) Root, Holland, New York, U.S.A.; Dave (Janet) Belanger, Parry Sound, Ont.; George Belanger, Newmarket, Ont. Esther was predeceased by daughter, Karen Rolfe (Crossley); siblings, Nora (Leo) Corbit, Jim, Bobby and Arnold Belanger, also an infant sister, Clara. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). A private family only funeral service will be held in the Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Chapel with interment in Bramber Cemetery, Bramber. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Esther may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, The Arthritis Society, Victorian Order of Nurses - Hants West Branch, or a charity of your choice. The family wishes to thank all friends, homecare workers, nurses and doctors that helped along the path.
NIED, Kilian "Bill"
81, of Halifax, passed away Friday, March 13, 2009 in Halifax. Born in Assemstadt, Germany, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna Nied. Survived by brothers, Bernard, Assemstadt; and Eugene, Assemstadt; sister, Paula Reda, Sudbury Ont.; sons, Peter-John, Moncton, N.B.; Harold (Kim), Dartmouth; Michael (Colette), Moncton; grandchildren Amanda, Adam, Anna, and Marlies. Predeceased by his daughters Monica and Silvia. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, 3460 Dutch Village Road, Halifax. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses.
RILEY, Florence Irene
89, of Chezzetcook. It is with heavy and broken hearts that we announce the passing of our dear and wonderful mother and grandmother, March 7, 2009, in Twin Oakes Hospital, Musquodoboit. Born in St. Thomas on October 11, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Harold Thomas and Florence (Ma) (Finely) O'Brien. She is survived by a son, Robert (Claire) of Dartmouth; Sharon (Pete) Daye of Dartmouth, and Patricia Millar of Royal Oak, Mich., sisters, Dub Mangelson, Mick Fischer, and sister-in-law, Marg; grandchildren, Duncan, Darrin (Kamie), Stephen, Patrick (Michelle), Janet (Barry), Chris (Deanna), Jonathon (Shawna), Kelly, Shelly (Wayne), Barry (Annette), Carrie (Calvin); great-grandchildren, Aaron, Bryan, Marcie, Jodi, Megan, Tyler, Holly, Deidra, Tristan, Christina, Emily, Danielle, and Eithan, great great-grandchild, Gracelynn. She was predeceased by her husband, CPO2 John Richard; brothers, Tom, John; sisters, Helly and Frank; several nieces and nephews. In her career she worked at Timkin Rollar Bearing and Medcalf Shoe in St. Thomas, Ont. Cremation has taken place. A private family service and burial will take place at a later date. Mum was there for everyone, her smile, humor, generosity and the clicking of her knitting needles will be sadly missed but not forgotten. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. This is a journey that we all must take, And each must go alone, It's all part of the good Lord's plan, A step on the road to home, And when you are lonely and sick of heart, Go to friends, and family and bury your Sorrow in doing good deeds... Miss me a little, And not with your head bowed low, Remember the love we shared, Don't cry for a soul set free... Miss me a little but let me go.
McINTEE, S. Robert "Bob"
Entered into rest at Kingston General Hospital on Friday, March 13, 2009. Stephen Robert McIntee of Mallorytown age 71 years. Beloved husband of Nancy Didur; dear father of Roberta McIntee of Orleans; Lynn Rodgers and her husband Andrew of Scarborough; William Didur of Gananoque; and Michael Didur of Kitchener; loving grandfather of James Turner and his fiancée Sarah Hoveling of Bridgewater; Roberta J. McIntee (Eric Seith) of Scarborough; great-grandfather of Avery McIntee-Seith of Scarborough. Bob is survived by his sister, Lois McIntee of Orillia and his brother, Dan McIntee and his wife Eleanor of Tintern, Ont. and by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Russell and Madeline (Smith) McIntee and brother, Murray McIntee. The family will receive friends at their home, 988-1000 Islands Parkway, Mallorytown on Saturday, March 28, from 2-5 p.m. In memoriams to the Gananoque Salvation Army or the Gananoque Food Bank would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Barclay Funeral Home, 1033 Prince St., Lansdowne entrusted with the arrangements.
BRISCO, Creighton Dawson
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Creighton Brisco. Our beloved husband and father died suddenly at the age of 66 in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Winnipeg and raised in Ottawa, he was a son of Howard Creighton and Agnes (Paterson) Brisco. He graduated from Dalhousie University with an honours degree in Geology and a Bachelors degree in Education, and from the Technical University of Nova Scotia with a Masters degree in Urban Planning. Creighton recently retired from the Nova Scotia Provincial Government after 33 years of service, having worked for both the Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Intergovernmental Affairs. Creighton retired to pursue his passions for sailing, travelling and skiing. He had an enormous zest for life. He was a loving husband and father who was dedicated to his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him and whose lives he touched. Surviving are his loving wife, Valerie Jane (Murphy); sons, Dawson, Brendan and Trevor and his loving sister, Patricia Lametti, Ontario. The visitation will be held in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., today from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 17, at 11 a.m. in First Baptist Church, 1300 Oxford St. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
POTHIER, Shirley Elizabeth
75, of Walker Street, New Glasgow passed away on Friday, March 13, 2009 surrounded by her loving family in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Beatrice (Price) Crowtz. Shirley was a lifelong resident of New Glasgow. She operated the CNIB canteen at the Aberdeen Hospital for 17 years , the same canteen her late husband Whitey had operated for 17 years prior to his death. She was a member of St. George's Anglican Church. Shirley enjoyed music whether it be playing the piano or listening to the music of the big band era. An avid animal lover, Shirley especially enjoyed cats and dogs. Her greatest joy was always her family. Surviving are sons, Barry, Jimmy, David (Melanie), all of New Glasgow; Kenny (Belinda) of Durham; daughters, Judy Pothier of Halifax; Barb Gerrior of New Glasgow; grandchildren, Bronwen, Harrison, Leah, Charlee, Kelsea, Brandon, Joey, and Ricky. Chosen grandchildren, Darlene, Bertha, Derek, and Kenny; great-grandson, Brydan. Also surviving is her aunt Mary Stallard of Valley View Villa. She was predeceased by her husband Loran (Whitey) Pothier and a chosen daughter Mary. The family will receive visitors from 7-9 p.m. on Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday in the H.W.Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. from St. George's Anglican Church with Rev. Elliott Siteman officiating. Burial will be in the Brookside Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Shirley may be made to the CNIB ,the Diabetic Association or to a charity of one's choice.
BURTON, Verlie Arlene
80, of Queen Street, Springhill, passed away Friday, March 13, 2009, in CRHCC, Nappan. Born in Springhill on March 12, 1929, she was a daughter of the late George Malcolm and Lilla Belle (Palmer) Burton. She was an adherent to St. David's Presbyterian Church, Springhill. Verlie retired to Springhill after residing in Medford, Mass., for over 30 years. She is survived by her loving husband, Donald Alexander Burton; daughter, Susan Messina, Melrose, Mass.; son-in-law, Robert Trabucco; brother, Ralph Hayden, Moncton, N.B.; sister, Gloria Jean (Louis) Husar, Newport Richie, Florida; grandchildren, Jason Trabucco, Andrea Finn and Jessica Messina; great-grandchildren, Luciana and Lucus Trabucco, Nolan Finn; several nieces, nephews and many, many friends. She was predeceased by a daughter, Deborah Trabucco; brothers, George Jr., Glynn Ralston and Blaine Neilson. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Funeral Service will be held during the first week of August 2009 from A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or The Arthritis Society would be appreciated.
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 1994. 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.
ROGERS, Mary Ellen
80, of St. Mary's, passed away in Strait Richmond Hospital in Evanston on March 15, 2009 with her loving family by her side. Born in Arichat, she was the daughter of the late Theophilus and Ellen (Doyle) Kehoe. She will be sadly missed, by her daughters, Alice Power (George), Rocky Bay, Shelley Rogers and her husband Jody Crane, Dartmouth; sons, Richard Doyle , West Arichat, and Charlie Doyle (Karen) Petit De Grat; sisters, Ann England (Sydney), Grand Anse, Dee Keating (William) and Rose Bowen (William), both of Rocky Bay; and sister-in-law Valerie Kehoe, Rocky Bay; grandchildren, Cheryl, Todd, Jamie, Blair, Mike, Mindy, Melanie, Jennifer, and Nathan; great-grandchildren, Tiffany, Travis, Tyson, Rachael, Cadyn and Caelyn. She was predeceased by her first husband Leonard Doyle and her second husband Raymond Joseph Rogers, sons, Paul Doyle and Gregory Doyle; brother Gerald Kehoe. Visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in C. H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat. Mass of Christian burial to celebrate the life of Mary Ellen will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at the Immaculate Conception Church in West Arichat, with Rev. Dwaine Devereaux officiating. Burial will follow in Immaculate Conception Parish Cemetery in West Arichat, at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the Strait Richmond Palliative Care Society. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home in Arichat.
LIVELY, Gordon Allison Sr. "Boots"
69, Mount Uniacke, has gone hunting and fishing at sunset to a better place on Monday, March 16, 2009. Born at sunrise on April 21, 1939, in Halifax, he was a son of the late Edison Boutilier and Mary Lively. He enjoyed hunting and fishing at his camp in Mount Uniacke. He is survived by his spouse, Minnie Sheaves; daughter, JoAnn Gilfillan, Boston; son, Gordon Jr. (Cheryl), Halifax; stepdaughter, Tabitha Sheaves (Byron Bennett), Sackville; stepsons, Mark Sheaves, Sackville, Sean (Bonnie) Sheaves, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Shar-day, DeSean, Bria, Jahlysa, Armani, Aaliyah, Toni, Ra-Lynn, Ki, Alyssa, Kayleigh, Katherine, Talia, Jarrett, Travis, Kieren, Brenna; brother, Borden; sisters, Dorothy and Delores. He was predeceased by brother, Wilburn. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service by request. Donations in his memory may be made to charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro.
RYAN, Donald Alfonse
With a profound sense of loss we mourn the death of Donald Alfonse Ryan, much loved husband, father, grandfather, and uncle, on Monday, March 16, 2009, in Victoria County Memorial Hospital. Dad was born in Canso, on November 24, 1922, a son of Daniel Martin and Florence (DeCoste) Ryan. He was predeceased by his parents, as well as by his brothers, Pat and Tom and his sisters, Freda MacInnis, Doris Asaph, and Irene Malcolm. Dad was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 61 years, Dolanna "Dollie" (MacLeod) Ryan, Alderwood; his children, Francis (Elizabeth), North River Bridge; Donald (Miriam), Keith (Mary), Eileen (Colin), Walter (Georgina), Baddeck; Robert (Florence), Hunter's Mountain; John, Sydney; Florence (Hughie) Antigonish, as well as by special niece, Sister Anne Malcolm, Rogersville, N.B. and special family friend, Carmen DeGruchy, Antigonish; grandchildren, Daniel, Seamus, Dennis, Donald, Robbie, Kelsey, Brennan, Zackery, Shauna, Hanah, and Ryan. Dad was a veteran of the Second World War, having served four years in the Royal Canadian Navy, mostly on the corvette Shediac, completing 80 convoy escorts, the majority in the North Atlantic. He was a proud and active member of Branch 53 Royal Canadian Legion. Recently, he was awarded the Legion's 60 year pin, as well as a Nova Scotia Democracy 250 Certificate. He was a member of the Baddeck Volunteer Fire Department from 1959 to 1968. In addition to his lifetime involvement with the Legion he enjoyed reading, writing poetry, home brewing, following current events, cooking, working at the firewood, spending time in his fishing shack, and family Christmas parties. Providing for his family was always a priority and a source of pride. He worked as a woodsman, truck driver, fisherman, janitor, Legion manager, maintenance man, garbage collector, bottle exchange owner, manager of the Baddeck Legion's outdoor rink and keeper of the Kidston Island Lighthouse, these often in a multitude of combinations. His work took him from the Canso Causeway, to Pinaud's Boatyard, to the Victoria County Memorial Hospital, to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 53 and on the Bras d'Or Lakes. Visitation will be in MacAskill's Funeral Home, Baddeck on Thursday, March 19, from 2-9 p.m.. with a Royal Canadian Legion service at 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 20, in St. Michael's Catholic Church at 11 a.m. with Father Norman MacPhee officiating. Burial to follow in St. Michael's Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice/Palliative Care, Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Alderwood Rest Home, or a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of MacAskill's Funeral Home.