ELLIS-RATTO, Emily Marie
6, of Lower Sackville, passed away March 15, 2009, at home. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of Sandra Ellis and Gordon Ratto. Emily was a student of Hillside Park School and participated in swimming at the Sackville Sports Stadium. Besides her parents, she is survived by sisters, Laura, Amanda; brothers, Shaun, Cody and Brandon; niece, Brooklyn and nephew, Dawson, several aunts, uncles and cousins, maternal grandmother, Leona Ellis, paternal grandparents, Gloria and Gordon Ratto. She was predeceased by maternal grandfather, Fred Ellis. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday March 19, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, March 20, in Atlantic Funeral Home Chapel, Lower Sackville. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family.
HARRIS, Cheryl Lauraine "Cherie"
60, Lower Sackville, passed away March 15, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, Halifax. Born in Lunenburg, she was a daughter of the late Percy and Verda (Bruhm) Zinck. Cherie was a graduate of Mahone Bay Consolidated High School, later graduating in 1970 from Mount Allison University with her BA, then graduating in 1971 from Acadia University with her B. Ed. She went on to teach at Sycamore Elementary School, Lower Sackville. She enjoyed gardening, making crafts and tole painting. She loved nature, birds and camping and had a lifetime involvement with Girl Guides of Canada. Cherie will always be remembered by those who knew her as a kind and gentle spirit and was an inspiration to all. She is survived by her husband, Thomas; daughters, Allison Harris, Lower Sackville; Rebecca (Ron) Thomson, Hammonds Plains; sister, Gayle (Bill) Thomas, Blockhouse; niece, Joni Lee (Jody) Thomas; nephew, Jarrod (Catheryn) Thomas; great-niece, Georgia Lee. No visiting by request. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. John's Lutheran Church, Mahone Bay, Rev. Stephen Kristenson officiating. A reception to follow. Memorial donations may be made to any charity. Arrangements entrusted to Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay (902) 624-8241.
64, Church Point, passed away March 13, 2009, at home. Born in Berlin, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Helena Ginze. She is survived by her son, Robert Sullivan, Saulnierville; daughter, Regina Sullivan, Scarborough, Ont.; grandchildren, Nichelle and Evan; sister, Sonja Stuart, Ajax, Ont. Predeceased by her brother, Gurgen Lokat. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral will be Saturday at 3 p.m. in Emmanuel Baptist Church, Comeauville, Pastor Pernell Muise officiating. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
WALL, Walter Daniel
97, of Tatamagouche, passed away in Willow Lodge Home for Special Care, Tatamagouche, on Saturday, March 14, 2009. Born in East New Annan, he was a son of the late David and Annie (Shearer) Wall. Walter is survived by sons, Ronald (Grace), East Earltown; Carl (Flora), Tatamagouche; Alvin (Inis), Earltown; Ross (Anne), Hilden; Murray, The Falls; John, Tatamagouche; daughter, Muriel (Henry) Fraser, Tatamagouche; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Lillian; sons, Douglas and Guy; daughter, Catherine and three children in infancy. No visitation by his request. A graveside service and burial will be held in the spring in Tatamagouche Mountain Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Walter's memory may be made to Tatamagouche Mountain Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to MacLeod's Funeral Home, River John.
MacFARLANE, Donald John "Donnie"
64, of Baddeck, died Friday, March 13, 2009, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Inverness he was a son of Isabel (Matheson) and the late Gordon MacFarlane. Donnie was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Baddeck. Donnie attended Temple Business College, Washington D.C. He was employed by National Geographic Society. He was employed in the hospitality industry in Baddeck, Halifax, and the Virgin Islands. His greatest talent was storytelling, sometimes with embellishment and always with humour. Please remember Donnie by making someone laugh. He is survived by his mother, Isabel (Matheson) MacFarlane; brothers, Shane (Agnes), Peter (Isabelle); sisters, Mary (Bob) Hill, Margot (Donnie) Macaulay, Aynsley; special friend, Doug Fowler; nieces and nephews, Derek (Laura), Brenda, Mel (Stephanie) MacFarlane; Margaret (Tim), Katherine, Alex Macaulay; grandniece, Paige and grandnephew, Kenzie MacFarlane and a number of cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Gordon MacFarlane. Visitation in MacAskill's Funeral Home, from 2-9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, in Knox Presbyterian Church, Grant Street, Baddeck, with Rev. Cameron Brett officiating. Burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch, 6960 Mumford Road, Suite 15, West End Mall, Halifax, NS B3L 4P1. A special thanks to the Renal Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital, the staff of the Taigh Na Mara Nursing Home and especially his physician of many years Dr. Carlyle Chow. Arrangements are under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck.
MAW, Lois Irene
With great sadness, we, the family of Lois Irene Maw, share the news of her passing at Shoreham Village, Chester, on Friday, March 13, 2009. Formerly of Queensland and born in Rockwood, Ont. on May 8, 1927, she was the youngest daughter of Delilah and George Laverty. She is survived by her children, Jill and John (Laureen), of Queensland; grandchildren, Stephanie (Bryan Wilson), Dartmouth; Michael and his wife, Tracey, Pembroke, Ont.; Sydney, Queensland; great-grandchildren, Karen, Dartmouth; Gavin and Griffin, Pembroke, Ont.; sister, Lyla, Ontario; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Arnold "Red" Maw; sister, Georgina; brothers, Roy, Harvey, Jack and George; and great-grandson, David. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, Hubbards. At Lois's request, there will be no funeral; instead a gathering in her honour will be held at a later date. Donations in Lois's memory can be made to Shoreham Village, Chester, NS B0J 1J0 or to any charity.
CORKUM, Gerald Leaman
82, Bridgewater, passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2009, at home. Born in Worcester, Mass., he was a son of the late Allison and Edith (Bush) Corkum. He was the owner and operator of Corkum's Fish Market and later Corkum's Corner Grocery Store for 35 years, along with his wife, until they retired in 1989. Gerald will be especially missed by all the friends who he met throughout the years while running his business, his friends from the evening woodcarving group, the Florida traveling companions and all of his family; he will be especially missed by his dog Sprite. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Surviving is his son, Greg (Jane) Corkum, Hubley; grandchildren, Casey and Kelly, Halifax; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Estelle Florence Nickerson; brothers, Clayton, Carlson, Cyril and Lloyd. No visitation in the funeral home by request. Service 11 a.m., Wednesday in Sweeny's Funeral Chapel, Bridgewater, Rev. Vivian Moores officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater. No flowers by request. Donations in Gerald's memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Diabetes Association. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater.
RILEY, Edward Wilfred
56, of Auburn, passed away suddenly on Friday, March 13, 2009. Born in Middleton, he was a son of the late Wilfred and Jean (Clarke) Riley. Eddie had a passion for dogs and horses his entire life and loved to hunt and fish in his younger years. He was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church, Auburn. He is survived by sons, Larry and Franklin (Tracey) of Auburn; sisters, Lavenia Spencer, Forest Glade; Audrey Rainforth, Auburn; brother, Raymond (Karen) Riley, Auburn; granddaughters, Kali and Taylor; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2009 in St. Mary's Anglican Church, Auburn, Rev. Charles Bull officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Anglican Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to St. Mary's Anglican Church or to the charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448.
MAHÈ, Minnie Cecilia
101, Villa St. Joseph du Lac, formerly of Yarmouth and Wedgeport, passed away March 14, 2009, in the Villa. Born in Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., on August 7, 1907, she was a daughter of the late William and Frances (LeBlanc) Murphy. Minnie was a long-time resident of both Wedgeport and Yarmouth and an avid gardener. Surviving are daughter, Vivian Dixon, Yarmouth; sisters, Josephine Cotreau, Revere, Mass.; Norma LeBlanc, Lynn, Mass; grandchildren, Cynthia Anne Rogers, Yarmouth; Christopher Dixon, Calgary; great-grandchildren, Kelly, Amanda and Sean and special nephew, Eldon. She was predeceased by son, Connie in infancy; brothers, William, Leo, Walter, Roderick, Loren, Patrick, Michael, Jack; and Willard in infancy; sisters, Marguerite and Madeline. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth. There will be no visitation by request. A memorial service will be held in Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel at a later date. Interment will take place in St. Michael's Parish Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
MELANSON, Flora Catherine
83, of Annapolis Royal, passed away March 4, 2009, in Annapolis Royal Nursing Home. Born in Saulnierville, Digby Co., she was a daughter of the late Frank and Beatrice (Saulnier) Melanson. Flora worked hard to put herself through nursing school and became an accomplished Register Nurse who served in the Montreal Veterans' Hospital following her graduation in 1946. Then she worked for four and a half years in Central America with the United Fruit Company. She made her way into public health in Jacksonville, Fla., where she continued her nursing career. Her Catholic faith was a very important part of her daily life. She also enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She was an avid lover of children, pets, fishing, golfing, traveling and her gardens. Flora is survived by her sister, Lorette Wilkins, Granville Beach; nieces, Beatrice (Michael) Yaciuk, Katie (Bill) Jenkins, Adele (Bob) Thompson. She was predeceased by her brother, Conrad Melanson; sisters, Adele Melanson and Dilema Melanson. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 17. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 18, at 2 p.m. with Father Tom McQuade officiating, both in Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal. Interment in Round Hill Cemetery. Refreshments will be served in the reception room at the funeral home. Donations in memory may be left at the Port Royal Animal Hospital for forwarding to the Valley H.A.R.T., Aylesford or sent to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
KAYE, Winslow Raynor
79, of Hillsburn, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 13, 2009, from Annapolis Community Health Centre. Born in Hillsburn, he was a son of the late George Frederick and Addie (Hamilton) Kay. Winslow was an entrepreneur. He was a farmer, foreman of an apple picking crew in the United States, owned and operated a grocery store, owned his scallop dragger and fished for many years. His last employer was the Department of Highways. Winslow is survived by his loving wife, Joyce (Milbury) Kaye of 57 years and his dear daughter, Joanna Joyce Kaye; brother, Frederick of Hillsburn; sisters, Doreen Scott of Annapolis Royal; Erma (Dean) Hallett of Bridgewater; Eleanor (Ronald) DeWolfe of Brickton. He was predeceased by his baby daughter, Janie. Winslow made many lasting friends wherever he went. He will be dearly missed by all his many, many friends and remembered greatly for his kindness and generosity to all who knew him. He will be remembered fondly and missed forever by Stephen (Amber) Kaye and family. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal. No visitation by request. A service of remembrance will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, from Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal, Rev. Bruce Kaiser officiating. Interment in Hillsburn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hillsburn Baptist Church, Hillsburn Cemetery or to a charity of choice. Many thanks to all the staff and nurses of the Annapolis Community Health Centre and special thanks to Dr. Dill for his excellent care and attentiveness.
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Annette Dubinsky of Yarmouth on Friday evening, March 13, 2009. Annette was a well-known resident of the town and will be missed by all whose lives she touched. Annette was born on November 2, 1941, a daughter of the late William and Sylvia Strug of Sydney. She spent her teenage years in Yarmouth, later moving to Montreal where she worked for a brief period as a secretary. While in Montreal, she met her husband the late Leonard Dubinsky. Shortly after, they moved to Ottawa where Leonard started his retail career. While there, Annette gave birth to her only son, the late William Ian Dubinsky. The family moved to Yarmouth in the late 1960s when Leonard worked with his brother-in-law, the late Harold Strug in retail at HFS Supersavers. A few years later, Leonard and Annette started their own souvenir and dry good store on Main Street known as Mr. Leonard's. As partners, they were also involved in wholesale souvenir sales throughout Atlantic Canada through their business Shorecrest Agencies. With Leonard's death in 1996, Annette and her son took over Mr. Leonard's and operated the business until her retirement 10 years later. Annette was involved with the Yarmouth Arts Regional Council for a number of years in the early 1980s. She enjoyed walking and bowling. She was a member of Sharr Shalom Synagogue and Hadassada. Annette was predeceased by her husband, Leonard; son, William; and brother, Harold Frank Strug. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Esther Strug, Yarmouth; niece, Zelaina (Zelmar); nephews, William and Jonathan. As well, she is survived by her cousins, Tamara McIvor, Halifax; and Lora Heller, Dayton, Ohio. The funeral service will be held in Sweeney's Funeral Home, Yarmouth, today at 2 p.m. with Rabbi David Ellis officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain Cemetery.
COMEAU, Joe "a Willie"
91, of Little Brook Station, passed away March 13, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Little Brook Station, he was a son of the late Willie and Edith (Maillet) Comeau. Joe was a truck driver for 32 years and than drove a school bus for 15 years. Surviving are his son, Willis (Lidwine), Saulnierville; daughters, Shirley (Alcide) Comeau, Little Brook Station; Arlene (Reginald) Blinn, Comeauville; granddaughters, Connie, Donna, Brenda; grandsons, Randy, Bryan; great-granddaughters, Lisanne, Cherise; great-grandsons, Rejean, Alec. Joe was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by wife, Prescille; daughter, Dorothy; brothers, Danny, Emile, Fred, Luc; sisters, Prescille, Nancy, Theresa, Edesse, Lina, Regine, Millie, Eva, Lizzie, Frances, Celine, Nancy. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Church, Church Point, Rev. Albeni d'Entremont officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Yarmouth Regional Hospital or charity of your choice.