BAYERS, Avon Norman
91, passed away March 15, 2009, peacefully at home. Born in East Petpeswick, September 18, 1917, he was a son of the late Andrew and Bertha (Mosher) Bayers. He served in the Navy for five years during the Second World War and after his discharge he worked as a contractor in the Halifax/Dartmouth area and was a Lobster Fisherman in the Lawrencetown area. He is survived by his wife, Myrna (Miller); brother, Walter (Josephine); daughters, Crystal and Angela (Graham); sons, Norman (Janice) and Troy; grandchildren, Joy Wentzell (Mark), Clinton, Chad, and Kassi Purdy; great-grandchildren, Collins, Ali, and Luke. He was predeceased by his sister, Alice and son, Tony. Along with numerous friends who will miss him greatly, there is Jennifer, Allison, Michael, along with Perry and Carmella, that had a very special connection to Avon and who thought of him as a grandfather and mentor. Avon had a great sense of humor and loved music, dancing, playing cards with family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all. A memorial service will be held, Saturday, March 21, 2 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, Dartmouth, Rev. Marilyn Newport officiating. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to your charity of choice. Interment will be at Wallace River, Cumberland Co., at a later date.
BLACKBURN, Robert Emmett
87, of Halifax, passed away peacefully March 16, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Michael and Mary (MacDonald) Blackburn. Robbie was a veteran of the Second World War, Merchant Navy, which he was very proud of. He was also a member of the ILA and the RCNA Club. Robbie is survived by his wife of 64 years, Polly (Annie Calnen); daughters, Paulette MacPhail, Halifax; Wendy (Dave) Liddle, Ontario; Kathy (Ernie) Marcoux; son-in-law, Sam (Steve MacDonald), Dartmouth; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by daughter, Mary Elizabeth MacDonald (2004); grandson, Robbie MacDonald; brothers, Frank, Kenny, Freddie; infant brother and sisters. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held today from 6-8 p.m. in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St. Memorial mass will take place 10 a.m. Thursday, March 19, in St. Agnes Church, Rev. John Williams officiating. Burial in Mt. Olivett Cemetery. A very special thank you to Willa Thompson, his home care worker and friend for all the love and kindness she showed our father, and the staff of Always Home Care. Thank you to the staff of 8.4 of the Halifax Infirmary, QEII for their care and kindness.
SHOLDS, William Douglas
34 Porter Street, Yarmouth, passed away peacefully at home on March 16, 2009. Born in Rockville, Yarmouth Co., he was a son of the late William Douglas and Vera Mae Swim. Bill was a proud member of the Special Olympics Bowling, and won several medals. He won gold and silver medals for horse shoes and walking at the summer Olympics in Antigonish. Bill received recognition from the town for his Special Olympic performances. He loved to go fishing with his many friends. He spent many hours at Bobby Newell's (the office) while out collecting his bottles. Bill will be missed by all that knew him. Surviving are his sister, Joan (Keith) Waller, Hamilton, Ont.; uncle, Bud Swim, Yarmouth Co.; cousins and special caregivers, Dorothy and Gary Newcombe, whom he resided with for the past 15 years. Remains are resting in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth, where visiting hours will take place today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place in the chapel on Thursday, March 19, at 11 a.m., Eugene Hurlbert officiating. Interment in Chebogue Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the SPCA or to a charity of choice.
FEVENS, Lawrence Whitman
93, passed away peacefully into his savior's waiting arms on Sunday March 15, 2009, in Camp Hills Veterans' Memorial Building, Halifax, surrounded by his faithful nurses. Born February 21, 1916, in Overton, he was a son of the late Archie Fevens and Georgina (Killam) Fevens. He attended school in Overton, and left school at the end of grade eight and went fishing with his dad. After several years he went to work in Ontario, with Dominion Bridge Company. In 1939, he joined the Merchant Marines until the war broke out. On June 23, 1939, he joined the Navy as RCNR as seaman. In 1940 he was made a stoker and in a short time became Second Engineer. He served on able ships, mine sweepers and ammunition ships. Receiving PO was a Motor Me. He was involved in putting fire out that occurred after an ammunitions explosion in Bedford. He left the Navy December 26, 1945, and went to the Northwest Territories and became Chief Engineer with the Hudson Bay Fleet of boats, towing barges with supplies. In 1949, he returned to Yarmouth and began a job with Nova Scotia Light and Power on diesel. In 1950 he met and married Nellie Elizabeth (Betty) Churchill. He attended Overton Baptist Church while he lived in Yarmouth. In 1951 his first child, Helen was born. In 1953 he transferred to the power station on Water Street, Halifax and in 1954, Enid was born. In 1956 he moved to Dartmouth. During his career with NSLP, he was an operator on turbines, supervisor and became a Training Supervisor of apprentices, in newly named Nova Scotia Power Corporation, and later promoted to Trainer Specialist over at the Nova Scotia Power Plants. His job involved training for Steam Plants leading to get Fourth, Third an Second Class tickets. In 1977 he retired and moved back to Overton to look after his wife's parents, and stayed in his new home until his wife's parents passed away, followed by his wife, Betty in December 1984. During his life in Yarmouth he was actively involved in Faith Memorial Baptist Church. He stayed in an apartment in Yarmouth after he left his home. Then in 1987 he moved to Windsor. He moved to Acadia Place in Dartmouth in 1993 and he moved to Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building in 2002 and remained there until his death. He was an active member of First Baptist Church, Dartmouth when he moved to Dartmouth in 1951, where he was a Deacon, Church Treasurer and was on the Nominating Board for Ordination of new minister's with Atlantic Baptist Convention. His Lord and his faith were number one in his life and this came out when he had opportunity to do Sunday services. He sang, played guitar and mouth organ. In Acadia Place and Camp Hill he was involved in memorial services as well as the church services. He could be found taking residents down to these events at Acadia Place and went once a month to The Nova Scotia Hospital with son-in-law, Andy to do a service of song, scripture and stories. He was an active Member in Regal Road Baptist Church while at Acadia Place. In his long life he gave 70 blood donations, was a member of Royal Canadian Legion and two years ago received a 60 year legion pin. He was also at one time a member of IOOF and Odd Fellows. He was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather and will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. He is survived by daughters, Helen (Jim) Ashley, Lantz; Enid (Andy) Elliot, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Liz (Karl) D'Angio, New Lowell, Ont.; Andrew (Jen) Ashley, Nine Mile River; Loran (Stephanie Moroney) Ashley, Halifax; Erin (Nathan) Elliot-Doucet, Korea; Darcy (Roger Gillis) Elliot, Halifax, and Evan (Nicole Holland) Elliot, Halifax; great-grandchildren, Hailey and Kaden D'Angio, New Lowell; brother, Archie (Mildred) Fevens, Yarmouth; sisters-in-law, Phyllis, Overton; Seretha, Overton; Josephine, Yarmouth; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by wife, Betty; father-in-law, Steve and wife, Winola; father Archie and mother, Georgina; brothers, Wardlow and wife; Glen, Hugh and wife Clara, Guy, Ernest, Malcom and wife, Helen, and Gerald; sisters, Amelia and husband, Calvin and Nellie and husbands, Edward and Lloyd; great-granddaughter, Brooke Ashley. He will missed by his family and many friends. We would like to give a special thanks to the Staff on 5 West for their love and care of our dad, especially the nurses who were there at his passing. Thank you to his many friend, doctors, clergy, Rec Staff and Florence. God Bless You All. Our father is in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St., Dartmouth. A Legion Memorial Service and visitation will be held Thursday, March 19, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held in First Baptist Church, 100 Ochterloney St., Dartmouth, Friday, March 20, at 2 p.m. A reception will follow in the church hall. Pastor Peter Sherwood and Rev. Pattie McKenna will officiate. The interment will take place at a later date in Yarmouth at Cheggogen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Unicef For Kids, Canadian Bible Society or a charity of your choice. "May The Lord Bless and Keep You, May The Lord Watch Over You Until We Meet Again.. Be at Peace Dad. We Love You and Will Miss You."
45, of Bedford, passed into the presence of the Lord at the VG Site, QEII, surrounded by family and friends, on Sunday, March 15, 2009. Dusan was born in Piestany, Slovakia. He immigrated to Canada with his wife, Helena in 1987. He is survived by his wife, Helena; and children, Philip, Michelle, and David; his father, Viktor; mother, Sidonia and brother, Pavol. Dusan began his career as a massage therapist, and continued to enrich his knowledge and practice, by studying for his Doctorate in Osteopathy. His clients, colleagues, and friends will miss his expertise and talent. Visitation will be held in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home in Lower Sackville, on Thursday, March 19, from 6-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in North Street Gospel Hall, 6405 North St., at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 20. The service will be officiated by Mr. Albert Hull. A special thanks to the palliative care nurses for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Moravcik Children's Education Fund, care of T. K. Barnard Funeral Home.
WALL, Walter Daniel
97, of Tatamagouche. Omitted from the obituary which ran Monday, March 16, 2009, were daughter, Muriel (Henry) Roberts, Tatamagouche; sons, George (Brenda), Alberta and Sterling, Tatamagouche.
SMITH, Mildred Irene
81, of North Queens Nursing Home, formerly of Hunt's Point passed away March, 16, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Beech Hill, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Myra (Frellick) Smith. Mildred will always be remembered for her sharp memory of many past events and people. She loved animals especially cats and dogs. Mildred also loved jewelry and usually wore three watches. Mildred is survived by her brothers, Murray (Phyllis) and Stanley (Thelma), both of Hunt's Point; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Donald and sister, Ada Fanjoy. Visitation will be held today from 7-9 p.m. and a funeral service will be held Thursday, March 19, at 2 p.m., both from Chandlers' Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Pastor Bethe Benjamin-Cameron officiating. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Port Mouton. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to North Queens Nursing Home.
HAWKESWORTH, Joan W.
It is with great sadness that the family announce her passing on Saturday, March 14, 2009, in Beaverlodge Hospital, Alberta, after a courageous battle with multiple sclerosis. Born March 8, 1942, in Windsor, Joan was the only child of the late Donald and Marguerite Rafuse. Formerly of Windsor until 1979, she and her family moved to Hythe, Alta., a place she was happy to call home. Joan, also known as Momma, will be remembered as a patient wife, a loving mother, a gentle grandmother and a faithful friend. She was a great mentor who embraced life with open arms and was an inspiration to all who knew her. She will be sadly missed by her family, many friends, caregivers, loving husband of 50 years and Fluff. She is survived by her husband, Wilfred; children, Tony (Gail Clish), Hythe; Suzanne (Barry Baker), Nova Scotia; Gary, Hythe; Lolita (Darrell) Adams, Debolt; Vonda (Wade) Dedio, Grande Praire; grandchildren, Dwayne, Brandy, Natalie, Melissa, Kyle, Darrell Jr., Joshua, Cierra, Andrea, David, and Tamara; great-grandchildren, Kaleb, Tyson and Jacob; sister-in- law, Evelyn (Gary) Morine; nephew, Shane (Beth); niece, Cindy (Todd); great-nieces, Emma and Megan; half-brothers, John, Kenny, and Tom Rafuse. She was predeceased by Winnie Rafuse, half-brothers, Darrell, Mike and Brian. Cremation has taken place and by Joan's wishes a celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2-4 p.m. in Golden Age Center in Hythe, Alta. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, Beaverlodge Hospital or the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
MacAULAY, Dr. Malcolm
74, Moncton/Halifax, died March 16, 2009. Son of the late Isobel and Alexander MacAulay. He was head of the Pathology dept. at Dalhousie University and served as Medical and Executive Director of the former Victoria General Hospital and Director of its Pathology Laboratory. He later served as department head at The Moncton Hospital. Surviving are wife, Rosemary; brother, Ernie; sons, Calum, Phillip, Alex and Alan; grandchildren, Kelsey, Noah, Gavin, Becca, Aaron, Malcolm. No visitation. A celebration of his life will take place in Cadman Bowness Funeral Home, Moncton on March 21, 2 p.m.
GOODWIN-SKINNER, Lydia Jane
85, Yarmouth, passed away on March 16, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born on July 20, 1923, in Fortune, N.L. she was a daughter of the late George Robert Lee and Rachel Brooks. For many years Lydia was a member of The Order of The Eastern Star. She was a personal care worker at Villa St. Joseph du Lac for 17 years. She was a devoted mother and housewife. Surviving are her loving husband, Clayton; sons, George (Beatrice) Goodwin, Argyle Sound; Jay (Maureen) Goodwin, West Arichat, Cape Breton; Lonnie (Joan) Goodwin, Argyle Sound; daughters, June Goodwin, Pubnico; Dale Coffin, Yarmouth; brothers, Clyde and Tom Lee, Newfoundland; sister, Laura Hefferton, St. John's; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Alonzo; children, Catherine Diana and Douglas Carson in infancy; granddaughter, Kimberly Dawn; several brothers and sisters. Remains are resting in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth, where visiting hours will take plae today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Thursday, March 19, at 2 p.m. from Sweeny's Funeral Home, Pastor David Wilcox officiating. Interment will follow in Green Grove Cemetery, Argyle Sound. Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
MARTIN, Lloyd Kenneth V. "Kenny or Ken"
80, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2009, in the ICU of the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, surrounded by his family. He was also survived by several cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was also predeceased by brothers, Gordon and Johnnie.
FOOTE, Hazel Grace
98, formerly of Woodville, Kings Co., passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2009, in Grand View Manor, Berwick. Born in Woodville, she was a daughter of the late Tom and Ada (Kirk) Petty. She had been an active member of the former Wesley Knox United Church, Woodville, where she was a Life Member of the United Church Women. She had also been a member and Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Evangeline Chapter, Kentville. She found much satisfaction and peace in gardening and was well-known for her gardens. She was an author and local historian. She is survived by daughters, Jean Brydon, Black Rock; Ada (Everett) MacDuff, Centreville; Alice (Rudy) VanHattem, Woodville; sons, George (Trina) and John (Linda), both of Woodville; son-in-law, George Baldwin, Woodville; sisters, Bernice Baltzer, Grand View Manor; Elizabeth Nelson, Amherst; 26 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry Hartley Foote; daughter, Grace Baldwin; sister, Rose Dixon. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m., Saturday, March 21, with an Order of the Eastern Star service to be held at 7 p.m., both in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 22, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Rev. Elizabeth Johnson officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Lakeview Cemetery, Lakeville, Kings Co. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to Grand View Manor or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.