WAREHAM, Gilbert Joyce "Gib"
81, Sydney River, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2009. Survived by his wife Joan, daughters, Violet, Lillian, and Donna; sons, Shawn and David; sister, Margaret; sister-in-law, Blanche; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his two sisters, Pauline and Georgina, two brothers, William "Bill", and Agustus "Gus". Visitation will be today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home. Funeral will be held 1 p.m., Tuesday March 17, 2009, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial to follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
WAGNER, Jacqueline Beverley "Jackie"
74, of Dartmouth, passed away Saturday March 14, 2009 in the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Halifax she was the daughter of the late Edward and Margaret (Lunn) LaPierre. Jackie loved to travel with her family, especially to Old Orchard Beach in Maine where they shared many happy memories. She enjoyed bingo, yard sales, and especially shopping. Jackie was predeceased by her husband, James Joseph Wagner; son, James Edward "Joe" Wagner; brothers, Lawrence, Bob, Frank, Eddie, Gerald, Eric; sisters, Ruby, Geraldine "Honey". She will be sadly missed by her children, Lillian Rutledge, Cindy (Stephen) Cross, Robert (Heather); daughter-in-law, Christine; grandchildren, Shaun, Meghan, Nicholas, Scott, Daniel (Melissa), Amber, Ryan, Zachary, Adrianna; great-granddaughter, Lily; as well as several nieces and nephews, especially Butch who was always there for her. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday March 17, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, from where a memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2009, with reception to follow. Burial will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may me made to IWK Health Centre Foundation. Special thanks to Dr. Bloom and the nurses of the 3rd and 4th floors of the Dartmouth General hospital.
NOWLAN, Frances Christine
Died peacefully following a brief illness on Friday, March 13, 2009, at the age of 90 years. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Clarence P. and Annie (Murray) Smith. She was a graduate of New Glasgow High School (1936) and Maritime Business College of Halifax. She was a valued employee of Irving Oil Company in Trenton for many years. Most importantly she was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. In 1940 she married Alfred W. Nowlan, the love of her life for 61 married years. Together they enjoyed seven European tours and many Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island tours on their Gold Wing motorcycle. Frances is survived by her son, Kirby C. (Deborah) Nowlan of Kentville; grandson, Evan Nowlan of Dallas, Tex.; brother, Everett Smith of New Glasgow; sister-in-law, Patricia Nowlan of Berwick; several nieces and nephews. Frances was predeceased by her husband, Alfred in July 2001. Her remains will rest in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, for visitation from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, from where funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Richard Sand officiating. A reception will follow the service. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery, Westville.
McCRAY, Orie Edna
89 years of age, of Pugwash, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 13, 2009, in East Cumberland Lodge. Born in Port Howe in 1919, she was a daughter of the late John J. and Sarah (Tucker) MacDonald. Orie was a resident of Pugwash for most of her adult life. In earlier years she took pleasure from her volunteer work with the hospital auxiliary and raising funds for the restoration of Palmerston Cemetery. She is survived by her daughter, Betty Corbyn (Bill) of Bedford; granddaughters, Heather Frantsi (Jason) of Halifax; and Tricia Frantsi Bhupsingh (Tony), Oakville, Ont.; as well as her precious great-grandson, Aaron Bhupsingh of Oakville. Others surviving family members are sisters, Lola Ogden, Truro and Eva Brownell (Elmer), Truro; brothers, George MacDonald (Rhoda), Fort Erie, Ont.; and Norman MacDonald (Bev), Amherst; as well as several nieces and nephews. Orie was predeceased by her first husband, Lawrence Skidmore in 1976, and by her second husband, Eugene McCray in 1995, as well as half-sisters, Myrtle, Myra, Clara and Betty, and half-brother, Irving. Thank you to Dr. Forshener and the caring, dedicated staff at East Cumberland Lodge. A very special thanks to Virginia Smith and Penny Crummey who have been incredible friends. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Mundle's Funeral Home, 204 Water St., Pugwash, from where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, with Pastor David Young officiating. Burial in Palmerston Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to The Parkinson's Society of Nova Scotia, Palmerston Cemetery Fund or East Cumberland Lodge.
HINDLE, Shirley Eileen
75, of Lakeside. It is with heavy hearts the family of Shirley Eileen Hindle announce her death on Friday March 13, 2009 in the VG Site, QEII surrounded by her family. Born July 15, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Olive (Lawlor) Power. Shirley is survived by her husband of 56 years, Raymond Hindle; daughters, Judy (Robert) Blackburn, Timberlea; Linda Hindle, Murphy Lake; Nancy (Gary) Eisnor, Aylesford Lake; Donna (Terry) Sherman, Whitehorse; sons, David (Margaret), Aylesford Lake; Kevin (Carol), Sackville; Brian (Kristen), Timberlea. Shirley was a loving Nannie to Debbie Foran, Heather Blackburn, Scott and Greg O'Toole, Julie Crocker, Amanda and Krista McCarthy, Jennifer and Devin Hindle, Korey and Justin Hindle; and great-grandchildren, Colin, Megan and Jenna Foran. She is also survived by a brother, Douglas (Sylvia) Power, Saskatoon, Sask.; sister, Doris (Bernard) Day, Timberlea. Besides her parents she was predeceased by brothers, Charles, Roy, Donald; sisters, Kathleen and Violet; grandson, Jeffery Blackburn and great-grandson, Joshua Purcell. When Shirley got all her children in school she then went to work outside the home at Sears where she had many new friends and enjoyed it a lot. We would like to thank all the staff of 5A for the loving care and support shown to Shirley and her family. A special thanks to Dr. Lynn McAslan and the Palliative Care Team. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday March 17, 2008 in Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys Parish, Sacred Heart Church, Timberlea, with Father Joe MacKinnon officiating. A private family committal to follow.
86, Head of St. Margaret's Bay, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 15, 2009, passing away peacefully at home. Born in English Harbour West, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Sarah Jane (Yarn) Fiander. She grew up living her life in the beautiful coastal village of English Harbour West, N.L., where she met and fell in love with the man she was married to for 59 years, Mack Fiander. They started their lives in that small fishing village and considered it home until the day they died. The mother of ten children and the wife of a sea captain, she lived a life of independence, fortitude and tenacity. Blanche lived her life as a woman during very difficult times. Blanche dedicated her life to the care of her husband and children. She left school in grade three to work drying fish from the fishing schooners that sailed from her hometown. She left Newfoundland with her husband and children when she was 28 years old. She lived in Black Point for many years, finally settling in Head of St. Margaret's Bay, where she lived for the past 46 years. She loved to make bread and for many years there was a white sign with black lettering in front of her house in Head of St. Margaret's Bay stating "Homemade Bread For Sale". She was an amazing cook, an immaculate housekeeper, and took great pride in her home. She was blessed with the opportunity to serve so many local families as their housekeeper and treated their homes with the same loving care that she treated her own. She had a chance to put her bread making skills to good use when she had a brief stint making rolls at Snair's Bakery. Blanche loved to laugh. You could find her sitting in her rocking chair, facing the front door so she could see her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and the many friends who would come through the door to visit her. Blanche loved Newfoundland music and loved to shop especially for rugs and mugs! Surviving are her children Hubert (Julianne), Bedford; Bill (Helen), Simms Settlement; Mack (Marjorie), Boutilier's Point; Fred (Elaine), Hinton, Alta.; Grace Fizzard (Cyril), Boutilier's Point; Lauranne Fiander (Mike Witt), Terra Cotta, Ont.; Ron (Debbie), Regina, Sask.; Pearl Fiander (Barry Tanner), Head of St. Margaret's Bay; Julianne Chaisson (Mike), Oakfield; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her only sister, Marjorie Baker, Grand Bank, N.L. She was predeceased by her husband, Mack; daughter, Grace; grandsons, Monty Fiander and Richie Benson; brothers, John Henry, Samuel James, Norman; and sisters, Mary Anne and Rita. Special thank you to her wonderful friend Esther Snair, who lovingly cared for Mom many times over her lifetime and especially in these last difficult days. Also special thanks to the many VON nurses who cared for her, Angie Conrad, her LPN, the palliative care doctors and nurses, as well as the pharmacy staff at the Shoppers Drug Mart. Thank you to all the friends and family who called and dropped by to visit her, and to those who held her in their prayers. Visitation Tuesday, March 17 from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, Tantallon. Funeral Wednesday, March 18 2 p.m., in St. George's Anglican Church, St. Margaret's Bay, Rev. Mark Marshall officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association in memory of Richie Benson.
HILL (Vance), Phyllis Madeline
87, of Upper Onslow, passed away on March 14, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Great Village, she was a daughter of the late Hilbert and Hattie (Toole) Vance of Great Village. Phyllis received her early education in Great Village and later graduated from the Provincial Normal College. She taught school in Cumberland County. She was a life member of the Alumni Association of the Nova Scotia Teachers College. She was also a member of the Onslow United Church and a charter member of the United Church Women. Phyllis had a great love of flowers and was an avid gardener, having won many awards with her flowers at exhibitions in the area. She was a member of the Nova Scotia Dahlia Society. She is survived by sons, Angus (Darlene), Arthur (Ellen), both of Upper Onslow; Donald (Gail), Burlington, Ont.; sister, Amy Denning, Cold Lake, Alta.; brother, Bayne, Ashmont, Alta.; granddaughters, Lisa, Kimberly and Crystal; grandsons, Tony, Michael and Craig; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ross; sister, Ethel Oderkirk. There will be no visitation by request. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 17 at 2 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, with Rev. Gerald Kerr and Rev. Alice Rutherford officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in the Onslow Island Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Onslow United Church or Onslow Island Cemetery.
MacRAE, John Allan
52, D'Escousse. It is with great sadness that we announce his sudden passing on March 17, 2009, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loved ones. Johnnie is survived by his daughters, Tania (Carl), Port Hawkesbury; Jasmine (Peter), Bailey and Madison of D'Escousse; brother, Donald "DooDoo" (Beverly) and sister, Barbara (Charlie), both of Dundee; sister-in-law, Karen (Ambrose); brother-in-law, Carl (Donna); nieces, Adele, Angela, Alison, Brandie (Kenny), Daphne (Sean); nephews, Dean (Seneca), Tyler (Breann), Carl and godson, Spencer; great-nephews, Jordan and Kaylan; great-nieces, Samantha, Lauren, Emily, Sophie, Keira and Maiah. Johnnie was predeceased by his parents, DeeDee and Flora MacRae and loving wife, Patsy. Big John was a loving and devoted father who cared deeply for the people he loved. He loved music, dancing and having a good time. Johnny was a giant with a giant heart. He will be sadly missed by all who loved him including his special friend, Terry Boudreau and lifetime friends, David MacRae and Gary Forgeron. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends and relatives on Saturday, March 21, from 1-3 p.m. in St. George's Channel Hall. A trust fund will be set up in honor of the MacRae family. Donations may be made at any East Coast Credit Union Branch, or St. Joseph's Credit Union, Petit De Grat.
BOND, Clinton "Winkie"
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Clinton "Winkie", 70, of East Chester, Lunenburg Co. on March 14, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. He was born in Chester, the son of Harry St. Clair and Bessie M.(Graves) Bond. He was a long-time member and volunteer of the Royal Canadian Legion F.E. Butler Branch No. 44, Chester. For many years, he was a member of Chester Golf Club and also the Captain Kidd Rod and Gun Club, East Chester. Throughout the years, Clinton worked hard at several different trades, some of which included carpentry, landscaping, farming, and forestry. He loved to go on fishing and hunting trips and he enjoyed truck driving and picking tobacco in summer. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Clinton is survived by his wife, Esther; sons, Kenneth, Tony (Wendy N.), Wendell (Wendy C.), and Christopher; grandchildren, Alishea, Andrea and Timothy Bond, Stacy Mandzuk, Kathleen Cook, Holly and Tyler Nickerson; brothers, Raymond, John, Basil (Joy), Fredrick "Mickey" (Jean), Gerald "Snooky", all of Chester; sister, Rose Fox, Thornhill, Ont., and beloved as a sister, Gloria (Abe) Younis, Mahoney Bay. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Connie Stevens; brothers, Harry, Eric, Lionel, James; son, Barry L.; and great-grandson, Jacob Aylward-Bond. There will be visitation 7-9 p.m. today in Davis Funeral Home, Chester. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, in St. Stephen's Anglican Church, with Rev. Father James McCorriston officiating. Interment will follow in Bayview Cemetery. Family flowers only, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
SMITH (Grant), Doris Margaret "Dorsie"
85, of Middle Musquodoboit, and who formerly lived in Lower Vaughan, Hants Co., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 17, 2009, in Braeside Nursing Home, Middle Musquodoboit. Born on June 19, 1923, in Elderbank, Halifax Co., she was a daughter of the late John Albert Grant and Mabel (Flemming) Grant. Dorsie was a former member of Elmview Rebecca Lodge No. 87. She was an adherent of Middleton United Church, Middle Musquodoboit, a member of South Unit of the U.C.W. and the Ladies Aid. She loved to travel, sew, bake, and she enjoyed playing cards and bingo. Dorsie was a loving, giving person to all her family and friends. She will be sadly missed by all those who loved and knew her. Dorsie is survived by nieces, Jackie (Ron) Patton and Debbie (Darrell) Dunn, both of Truro; Barbara (Albert) Jazey, Surrey, B.C.; nephews, Douglas (Cindy) Grant, Truro; Gary (Lorenda) Grant, Bridgewater; Arthur (Sally) Grant, Sundrie, Alta.; also by numerous other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; her sisters-in-law, Lois Smith, Lower Vaughan; Emma Patterson, Martock. Dorsie was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Maynard Charles Smith; sister, Florence LaPierre (of Halifax); her brothers, Gordon Grant and wife, Hattie (of Boston, Mass.); Creighton Grant and wife, Marg (of Halifax); Donald Grant and wife Dolly (of Truro); also by brother, Albert in infancy. A special thanks to all the staff of Braeside Nursing Home, Middle Musquodoboit, for the kindness and care they gave to Doris during the years she had spent at Braeside. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King St., Windsor, where visitation will be held, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, March 21. Visitation will also be held 1 p.m. Sunday, March 22, until funeral service time at 2 p.m. in Middleton United Church, Middle Musquodoboit, Rev. Marjory Cornelius will officiate. Interment will be held later in the spring in Hillside Cemetery, Middle Musquodoboit. Donations in memory of Dorsie may be made to Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 6136 Almon St., Halifax, NS B3K 5L9.
MADDEN, Stewart Lavance
65, of East Pubnico, died Wednesday, March 18, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Barrington, he was a son of the late Johnson and Mabel (Smith) Madden. Stewart worked as a boiler engineer. He is survived by his wife, Priscilla Ann (Hines) Madden; daughter, Wanda Lee (Jamie) Surette of Brazil Lake; brothers, Winfield (Lillian) of Kentville and Allan (Peggy) of Dartmouth; sisters, Navara Morrow and Dorothy (Thomas) Marshall, both of Dartmouth and Connie (Dave MacAuley) Smith of Short Beach; two grandchildren. He was predeceased by daughter, Barbara and brother, Waldo. Remains are resting in West Pubnico Funeral Home in Middle West Pubnico with visitation from 4-9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from West Pubnico Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Newell officiating. Interment will take place in Forest Grove Cemetery, East Pubnico. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
MacRAE, Kenneth Paul
47, born June 7, 1961, in Halifax, he resided in Auburn and has gone for eternity to a place where the hunting, fishing and golfing will be forever plentiful. Ken is survived by his loving wife, Tracey Everett; and his children, Shannon Adams (Kevin) of Calgary, Alta.; Alyssa McGraw (Will Corbett) of Ottawa, Ont.; Kyle MacRae of Ottawa, Ont.; Michelle MacRae of Auburn; his mother, Patricia MacRae; his brothers, Mike (Carol), Don (Irene), Steve (Leanne), and John. Ken lived his formative years in Trenton, Ont. and had served at many military bases across Canada including two postings in Cold Lake, a posting in Trenton, Ont. and Greenwood, as well as a tour in Aviano (Italy) in 1999. Ken was a veteran of 23 years in the Canadian Forces, and more recently worked for FGG Inspections where he was a senior analyst and a valuable member of the team. Ken was an avid outdoorsman and an East coast man at heart. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, family and friends, who will all miss him dearly. He will be remembered as a loving husband and father and loyal and faithful friend. He was known as a generous laidback soul who always had an ear to listen or a shoulder to lend. His kind nature could always bring a smile even in the most trying times. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. with vigil prayers at 8 p.m., today in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S. B0P 1E0 (902-538-9900) . A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 21, in Queen of Heaven Chapel, Church Street, 14 Wing Greenwood, Father Timothy Nelligan officiating. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your own local fish and wildlife association.