BRUSH, Charles Robert "Bob"
65, Halifax, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at home. He is survived by his parents, Gordon and Eleanor (Warner) Brush, Halifax; sisters, Carolyn Boudreau and Ruth (Mike) Hubbard, both of Yarmouth; long time friends, Olive "Dolly" Lucas and Bonnie Collier, Halifax; several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are under the direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield (477.5601). By request there will be no visitation. A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, March 21, at 2 p.m. from the Royal Canadian Legion, White Ensign, Branch 29. A memorial service will also be held in Yarmouth at a later date. Donations in Bob's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or The Lung Association.
91, died March 16, 2009, after a short illness. Born in Black River, he was a son of the late Otto and Vera Porter. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary (Robinson). He is survived by his children, Joanne (Wolfville), Ian (Wolfville) and Julie (St. Andrews, N.B.); his brother, Murray; and his grandchildren, Kate Porter, Stefan Marinkovic and Sonja Marinkovic. Jerry had a strong sense of family and will be dearly missed. He was a member of Acadia University's Class of 1940, and served in the YMCA War Services during the Second World War. With his business partner, A.B. Balcom he established Sanisteam Laundry Limited in 1948, which he subsequently partnered with his son, Ian. Jerry was a long-standing member of the Rotary Club of Wolfville and he personified the motto of Rotary, Service Above Self, in all aspects of his life - family, community and profession. In Rotary he served as President (1959-1960) and was twice awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship (1985, 2008) to honour his extraordinary service to the community. Jerry played many additional key roles in the community, he served as Chairman of the Board of the Eastern Kings Memorial Hospital. He was involved in the Wolfville Scout Association including serving as Treasurer for many years; he was active in the Associated Alumni of Acadia University; and he served as a Warden, a member of Vestry and Treasurer of St. John's Anglican Church. Despite his 91 years, he remained current, vital and young-at-heart. Until his death, Jerry was active in Rotary, the community of Wolfville and St. Johns Anglican Church. Although a gentle-natured man, Jerry set a high standard with his unflagging energy, strong moral code and great sense of humour. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, in White Family Funeral Home, 100 Cornwallis St., Kentville. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in St. John's Anglican Church, Wolfville, Rev. Dr. Bruce Matthews and Canon Douglas Hergett officiating. Interment will take place in St. John's Anglican Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jerry's memory may be made to St. John's Anglican Church, the Rotary Club of Wolfville, Wolfville Scouts Association or a charity of choice.
BROWN, Ella Pearl
82, Windsor, formerly of Cheverie, Hants Co., passed away peacefully Thursday, March 19, 2009, in Windsor Elms Village, Windsor. Born in Cheverie on July 22, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Harry E. and Greta M. (McLellan) Brown. She loved life, music and her family. She also loved to cook and was a member of Bramber Baptist Church. Pearl is survived by sons, Morris (Barb), British Columbia; Rodney, Cheverie; grandchildren, Kelly, Mark and Robert,as well as her former husband, Merton Morris. Also surviving are brothers, Clyde (Philina), Jim (Jennie), Gary (Ruby), all of Cheverie; Allen (Barb), Bramber; sisters, Jean (Bob), Brooklyn; Shirley, Lockhartville; Beatrice, British Columbia; Phyllis (David), Falmouth; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Donald and one in infancy; sisters, Madeline and Stella. The family wants to say a special thank you to all staff at Windsor Elms for the tremendous care they gave Pearl the 24 years she was there. It was her home and family away from home. Again thank you all so much! Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). There will be no visitation by request. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22, in Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Chapel with interment being held in Bramber Cemetery, Bramber. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory of Pearl may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada-Atlantic Division, 71 Ilsley Ave., Unit 12, Dartmouth, NS B3B 1L5 or Windsor Elms Village, 590 King St., Windsor, NS B0N 2T0.
RANKIN, John Alexander
47, Troy, Cape Breton, passed away in Strait Richmond Hospital on Thursday, March 19, 2009, with his family and loved ones by his side after a short battle with cancer which he faced with great courage and strong faith. Born in Antigonish, he was the son of the late Peter and Jessie (Campbell) Rankin. He was a plumber/pipefitter by trade, a member of Operating Engineers Local 721. For the past 12 years John was self-employed as owner/operator of Strait Mobile Wash. He was a member of Stella Maris Parish, Creignish, past member of the Hall Committee, the Maple Ridge Runners ATV Club and Cape Clear Snowmobile Club. John will always be remembered for his wit and ability to make everyone laugh. He was always eager to lend a helping hand to anyone and everyone. He is survived by his devoted wife, Gloria (Moore); son, Peter, Fort McMurray/Troy; daughter, Jessica, Troy; brother, Danny, Troy; nephews, Terrell and Rankin MacKay, Ontario; mother-in-law, Jean Moore, Pleasant Bay; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, many many dear friends; special godchildren, Terrell and Abby Walker. He was predeceased by brother, Peter Michael; paternal grandparents, Alex and Jessie Rankin; maternal grandparents, John Dan and Kate Sarah Campbell; father-in-law, Stanley Moore. There will be no visitation. Funeral mass will at 6 p.m. Monday in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Father Hughie D. MacDonald officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Memorial donations to the Oncology Unit of St. Martha's Regional Hospital or Strait Richmond Palliative Care Society.
ZDEBIAK (Taylor), Grace
March 8, 1923 - March 15, 2009.
Born in Halifax, she was predeceased by husband, Ludwick (Walter) (1996); daughter, Christine (1979); parents, Sophia and Thomas Taylor and sister, Margaret Garnett. She is survived by brother, Thomas Taylor and wife, Margaret; niece, Susan Morwood (Frank); nephews, Colin Taylor (Barb), Lawrence Garnet (June) and John Garnett (Linda); grandnieces, Jessica, India; Karen, Kaitlyn and grandnephew, Nicholas; great-grandniece, Isis Morwood and great-grandnephew, Shivum Ship, India. She attended Chebucto Road School, Bloomfield High School and Maritime Business School and then worked for Maritime Telephone as an Information Operator. Married February, 1945, she moved to Vancouver, B.C. in May, 1945. For the last eight years she was a resident in Royal Ascot Care Centre. A memorial Service to be held in the near future. In lieu of flowers please make donations to The Alzheimer Society.
GRACE, Patricia Ann
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Patricia Grace (Molloy), age 64, on Saturday, March 14, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax, surrounded by her loving family. Left with wonderful memories are her son, Sean (Amy); daughter, Mary Ellen (Mark); grandson, Benjamin; sisters, Mary Tapper, Mattappoisett, Mass; Catherine Coady, Theresa Parsons (John), Shirley Thorne, all of Torbay, N.L. and Sister Frances Molloy, PBVM, St. John's, N.L.; brothers, Robert (Mary), Norwood, Mass; John (Kathleen), Jimmy (Pauline), Joe (Sandy) of Torbay, N.L.; sister-in-law, Peachy Molloy, Middle Cove, N.L.; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who will miss her exuberant and loving spirit. She was predeceased by her husband, John; daughter, Tara; parents, William and Mary Molloy; brother, William; brother-in-law, Robert; sister-in-law, Mary and brother-in-law, Phillip. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Ignatius Church, Bedford on Friday, March 20, at 10 a.m. Cremation has taken place. At Pat's request, her ashes will be returned to Newfoundland to be buried in Flatrock, next to her husband and daughter later this summer. A celebration of Pat's life will take place at that time for family and friends.
BOYER, Paul Christopher
Died March 15, 2009. He was a son of Connie (Latta) Boyer and the late Ralph Boyer. Survived by his wife, Jane (Dowe); sons, Brent, Moncton, Bradley and Colin, both at home; brother, Michael (Raylene Fairfax); sister, Lisa (Andy) Moore, Little River; nieces, Katelyn and Theon; nephews, Talbot and Corey; great-niece, Grace; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Paul's remains have been entrusted into the care of Furlong Jones Funeral Home, Amherst (667-8777). Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in Furlong Jones Chapel, Saturday, March 21, at 11 a.m.
ALPAUGH, Joseph William "Joey"
45, Mount Uniacke, Hants Co. It is with great great sadness that the family of Joey Alpaugh announces his passing on March 15, 2009, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in 1963, he was the son of Joseph and Josephine (Deanie) (Walsh) Alpaugh. He was a loving, caring and kind- hearted father, husband, son, brother, and friend. He was employed at Auto Port for the past 20 years, a member of the Uniacke & District Volunteer Fire Department for 21 years, involved with the Wish Givers of Mount Uniacke, a member of the Uniacke Legion for 20 years. He enjoyed country music, playing pool, poker with the boys, camping, but most of all he loved being with his son and family. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Cindy (Stimson); son, Connor, at home and stepson, Ryan Barrett, Lakelands; sisters, Janet (Danny) Mailman, Joanne Alpaugh and Jennifer (Mark) Blackburn, all of Mount Uniacke; nieces and nephews, Kristopher, Kassi, Morgan and Ryan; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by grandparents, William and Bessie Walsh and Jack and Marjorie Alpaugh. We would like to thank the doctors and nurses of 7.3 QEII Health Sciences Centre for all their kindness, care and support during Joey's illness. Visitation will be held March 19, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr. Service will be held March 20, at 10 a.m. in St. John Vianney Parish, Lower Sackville, Father Michael Walsh officiating. A private family burial will follow the service. Reception to follow in Uniacke Fire Hall, Mount Uniacke. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada or the IWK Health Centre.
BRANNEN, Ezra Norman "Norm"
It is with great sadness that we announce Norm's sudden passing March 11, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Centreville, Shelburne Co., January 16, 1917, he was the son of the late Ezra and Adrith (Smith) Brannen. He served in the Royal Canadian Signals Corp. during the Second World War as a Radar Instructor in Kingston, Ont. Norm was a graduate of Queen's University and taught at Yarmouth Vocational School from its opening in 1950 until his retirement in 1972. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Winnifred Kathleen (Maxwell). Norm is survived by daughters, Sharon (Andrew) Fahey, Calgary, Alta.; Diane (Bill) Wyman, Chebogue; grandchildren, Leanne, Punta Gorda, Fla.; Ian, Kingston, Ont.; great-grandchildren, Sophia and Scarlette, both of Punta Gorda. At Norm's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. A private family graveside service will take place in Oakvale Cemetery, Clark's Harbour at a later date, Rev. A.D. (Bill) Newell officiating. The family wishes to thank Linda Hilton, the staff of Treasured Memories, the staff of the Emergency Department, and especially Dr. Tom Muise and family physician, Dr. Chester Wyman. Donations in memory of Norm may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses (Yarmouth Branch), or a charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Yarmouth.
RANDLE (Townsend), Vivian May
82, of Truro, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital. Born in Halifax on August 15, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Sylvanus and Ola (Grover) Townsend of Halifax. Vivian was a homemaker for most of her life, devoting all of her time to her family. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Gideon Duncan "Dunc" Randle; daughter, Carol (Lubin) Bourque; sons, Duncan Gerard "Gerry" (Susan), Ricky (Gayle), Barry and Blair Randle, all of the Truro area; grandchildren, Blair (Karen) Bourque, Halifax; Carla (Jamie) Lavigne, Saint John, N.B.; Monica (Cory) Thompson, Calgary, Alta.; Mary Randle, Toronto, and Stephanie Willigar, Truro; great-grandchildren, Carter Thompson, Calgary; Owen and Rosemary Lavigne, both of Saint John, N.B.; Dayton and Dareus Willigar, both of Truro; brothers, Gordon (Maxine) Townsend, Annapolis; Ronnie (Lorna) Townsend, Windsor. Vivian was predeceased by sisters, Ruth Sabiston, Audrey Falkner, Marion Oxner and brother, Douglas Townsend. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and a celebration of Vivian's life will take place on Friday, March 20, at 11 a.m., both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with the Rev. Gary Yetman officiating. Spring interment in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro. Reception to follow in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Colchester Regional Hospital Foundation, "To Our Health Campaign".
DOREY, Sharon Hazel
60, of Branch LaHave, Lunenburg Co., passed away peacefully after a determined and courageous battle with cancer in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Bridgewater, she was the daughter of the late Doyle and Dorothy (Rhodenhiser) Meisner. Sharon was very active in her community as a volunteer with the Oak Hill and District Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, the Branch LaHave Community Hall and a member of St. James Lutheran Church. She enjoyed gardening and the outdoors, along with being in the kitchen making pies, pickles and meals for others which gave her great pleasure. Sharon's family was her love and joy. She will be forever missed by her family and friends. We will never forget her love of living, smile on her face, her amazing attitude and her philosophy of life "Get R Done". She is survived by her husband, Robert; daughter, Christina Dorey (Chris Penney), Eastern Passage; son, Edward Dorey (Rachel Crosby), Halifax; sisters, Margaret Anne Meisner, Dayspring; Janet Lynn Meisner, Branch LaHave; brother, Paul (Donna) Meisner, Camperdown and several nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation by request. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m Thursday, March 19, in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater, Rev. William Gustafson officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Branch LaHave, at a later date. Family flowers only, please. Memorial donations in Sharon's memory may be made to St. James Lutheran Church, the Branch LaHave Community Hall or to fight ovarian cancer. The family would like to extend thanks to everyone who helped during her battle with cancer and especially Dr. Carmen O'Neil who showed great compassion, care and professionalism to her and the family.
HUMPHREYS, Reginald Duncan
88, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2009. Born on November 29, 1920, he was the son of the late Arthur William (Ernie) and Laura May (Doherty) Humphreys. Reg spent his youth in Woodside, attending school there and at Dalhousie University. He worked in the oil industry, living in Trinidad and in cities from Quebec to Alberta. Reg's greatest passions in life were his family, faith, work and fishing, all of which provided him opportunity to travel, meet many wonderful people and see the world. He is fondly remembered for his kind nature, quick wit and gentle smile. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 21, at 2 p.m. in St. Alban's Anglican Church, 343 Pleasant St., Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Keyano College Foundation, Fort McMurray, Alta.
BURGESS, Dennis Arleigh "Dennie"
75, Murray Siding, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 14, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital. Born May 23, 1933, in Truro, he was a son of the late Arleigh and Dorothy (Campbell) Burgess. Dennie worked with his father in the family plastering business, A.W. Burgess & Son, and assumed responsibility of the business in 1972 following the death of his father. An avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting, fishing and just being outside. He also enjoyed vegetable gardening and collecting antiques. Dennie is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Charlotte (Callaghan); stepmother, Mrs. Florence L. Burgess, Bible Hill; daughters, Denise Burgess, Truro (Tom Thomson, Bridgewater); Charlene Burgess, Bible Hill; twin sons, William "Willie", Bible Hill (fiancée, Carrie MacLean, Valley) and Nathan (fiancée, Leona MacLeod), CFB Cold Lake, Alberta; grandchildren, Connor, Austin and Kilah MacCoul, Callaghan Burgess; sister, Katherine (Dr. Charles) Waller, Airdrie, Alta.; aunt, Miss Florence E. Burgess, Truro; niece, Stephanie (Frank) Dukarich, Ontario; nephew, David Waller, Calgary; numerous cousins; special family friend, Dana MacCoul, Lower Harmony. He was predeceased by one brother in infancy. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro, where Dennie's family will receive friends from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 19, and where the funeral service will be held 4 p.m. Friday, March 20, Deacon Brian Smith officiating. Reception will follow. Spring interment will be held in Terrace Hill Cemetery. Family flowers only. If so desired, donations in Dennie's memory to Bible Hill Village Pre School Society or Kane's Kitchen are welcomed.