BROOKS, Elizabeth - 83, Miramichi, N.B., formerly of East Preston, passed away December 3, 2003, in George Dumont Hospital, Moncton, N.B. Born in East Preston, she was a daughter of the late James and Harriet (Diggs) Colley.
She was a member of Victoria Road United Baptist Church and a former member of the senior choir and ladies auxiliary.
Surviving are daughters, Sharon (Barry) Thomas, Ontario; Carolyn (Steve) Daise, Pennsylvania; Alice (Willie) Kirts, Florida; Anna, Ontario; Marg, New Brunswick; sons, Richard (Carmen), Ontario; Sheldon, Dartmouth; William (Tammy), Dartmouth; Warren, New Brunswick; 53 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild; brothers, Albert and George, both of East Preston; sisters, Elise Johnson, Cherry Brook; Hattie (James) Byard, Sudbury, Ont.; Mary Watson, Darmouth; Charlotte Colley, East Preston; Janet (Wilfred) Brooks, East Preston; Irene Barlow, Seattle, Wash.
She was predeceased by her husband, Walter; daughter, Geretta Williams; sons, Walter Jr. and Larry; granddaughter, Dawn Medley; brothers, Freeman, Samuel, David, James, Thomas and Symond Colley; sisters, Susan Medley and Sarah Colley.
Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, Rev. Sherrolyn Riley officiating. Burial in East Preston Cemetery.
Donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
William Paul Davison
DAVISON, William Paul - It is with great sadness, a loving husband and father passed away December 3, 2003, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII, following a lengthy illness. Bill was born in Bridgewater, April 1, 1918, the younger son of Frederick and Josephine (Wyman) Davison.
He graduated from Bridgewater High School, where he played baseball and hockey. He attended Maritime Business College, followed by employment in the Income Tax Department. His service in the West Nova Scotia Regiment during the Second World War was in England and Holland. Following his discharge, he worked in the Income Tax Department for 25 years and the Excise Department for 20 years. He served in the Militia Reserve Army as Captain Paymaster in the Pay Corps. He was a popular speaker in the Toastmaster International and a member of No. 25, Scotia Branch Legion; a member of Edgewood United Church, and he attended services at Bridgewater United Church. Bill was an avid tennis player, having played tournament in the South End; Waegwaltic; and Bridgewater Tennis clubs. He bowled and keenly enjoyed all sports.
He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Dorothy Louise (Hebb); sons, John, Ottawa; Paul, Halifax; friend, Tim MacKay; his sister-in-law, Carmita Fetterley; nieces, Anne Tipler, Toronto; Joan Conrod, Halifax; cousins, C.D. Davison (Jackie) and family, Catherine Leavitt and daughter Pam, Victor Killam and family Stuart and Catherine (the children of deceased cousin, Henry (Joy) Davison. He is also survived by many good friends and kind neighbours in Westmount Subdivision, where he had resided for 54 years in pride of place.
He had a deep love for Bridgewater and his many friends in Lunenburg County.
Special thanks are extended to Dr. Michael Banks for his compassion, care and attention during the many visits to home and hospital. To Dr. Orville Hayne for his compassionate care in the treatment of lymphoma.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, December 6, in the funeral home chapel, Rev. Diane MacVicar officiating. Interment will take place 2 p.m. Saturday in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater.
It is Bill's wish for family flowers only, although donations may be made to Victorian Order of Nurses or a charity of the donor's choice.
STACEY, Julian - 54, Hammonds Plains, passed away December 3, 2003, in the VG Site, QEII, after a courageous struggle with cancer. Born in Point May, NL, he was a son of the late William and Rita (Hennebury) Stacey.
Julian moved to Nova Scotia in 1969. For the last eight and half years he was co-owner of Turner and Stacey Fire Protection. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was an avid gardener. Julian was known among his family and friends for his sharp wit and sense of humour.
Surviving are his wife, Betty (Smith); son, Chris; daughter, Jaclyn; brothers, Gabriel (Shirley), Halifax; Russell (Lee), Albert (Wilma), Dominic, Pius (Carol), all of Marystown, NL; sisters, Marguerite Rogers, St. John's, NL; Magdalen (Norm) Hamen, Marystown, NL; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brothers, Stanley and Aidan; nephew, Aidan.
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday, memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens.
Donations may be made to The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.
Mary Christena "Chris" Healy
HEALY, Mary Christena "Chris" - 85, passed away peacefully December 3, 2003, at her home in Bedford surrounded by her loving children. Chris was born in Charlos Cove, Guysborough Co., the eldest daughter of the late William A. and Alice (Richard) Richard.
She was the last surviving member of her family.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Annie (Elden) Pettipas and her brother William (Louise) Richard.
She was a loving and devoted wife to her late husband, William, who predeceased her in November 1999.
She is survived by her daughters, Beverley, Dartmouth; Alice (Barry) Astles, Beaver Bank; Carol Ann (Ronnie) Mercier, Lower Sackville; Judie and Donna, Bedford; sons, Edward (Nancy), Lower Sackville; Richard (Samantha), Beaver Bank. Nan will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Danielle (Ansar), Halifax; Christopher, Banff, Alta.; Sean and Mark, Beaver Bank; Kelly, Dartmouth; Melissa, Calgary; Suellen, Lower Sackville; Mathew, Bedford; her only great-grandchild, Benjamin, Dartmouth; one niece and three nephews.
Chris' life revolved around her husband, children and grandchildren. She was a quiet, gentle and loving woman who loved life, and lived it to the fullest. In her early years, she was very active in the parish life of St. Ignatius Church and remained a faithful member. She was a woman of great faith, a prayerful woman who was faithful to her religious responsibility. She accepted with wonderful courage and peace the suffering and uncertainty of her illness. She will be deeply missed and certainly remembered with great affection in the hearts, minds and prayers of family and friends. Christena has forever influenced and left her mark on those who knew her.
Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, Lower Sackville. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Friday in St. Ignatius Church, Bedford, Father Joseph MacKinnon officiating. Immediately following the funeral mass, Christena will be laid to rest next to her husband in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Following the burial the family requests that you join them at a reception at 61 Raymond Dr., Lower Sackville. Family flowers only.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or Cobequid
Daniel Clifford "Dan" MacDonald
MacDONALD, Daniel Clifford "Dan" - 46, Cole Harbour, passed away peacefully December 2, 2003, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII, surrounded by his family. Born June 30, 1957, Dan grew up in Bayside, and was a son of Anne (White) MacDonald, Halifax and the late Ray MacDonald.
Dan had been employed with Harris & Roome, Dartmouth, for 18 years and was actively involved in the community through the IWK Telethon and the Cole Harbour Comets Minor Softball Association. An avid hockey fan supporting local and national hockey teams, Dan was a regular at the Moosehead hockey games.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, the former Miriam Stephenson; daughter, Mallory, his pride and joy; sisters, Cathi, Susan (Kevin); brother, Keith (Denise); nephews, Sam, Jeffrey, Cameron.
He was predeceased by brothers, David, Douglas.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where a Celebration of Life service will be held 1 p.m. Friday. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home Family Reception Centre.
Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Dan's memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, 204-5523 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax, NS B3J 9Z9 would be appreciated.
LeBLANC (Hadley), Irene - 72, Halifax, formerly of Minto, N.B., passed away December 2, 2003, in St. Vincent's Guest House, Halifax. Born March 30, 1931, in Campbellton, N.B., she was a daughter of the late Madeline (Lebourque) and George LeBlanc.
Surviving are daughters, Julie Dempsey, Donna Hadley and Barbara Codner; sons, Reggie Richard and Ernie Hadley; brother, Ernest LeBlanc; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Paul Emile Pare; second husband, Ted Hadley; daughter, Jane.
No visitation. Memorial service will be held 9:30 a.m. Friday, December 5, in St. Vincent's Guest House, Halifax. Interment at a later date.