ERNST, Rita "Minnie Alrega"
82, of Dayspring, Lunenburg Co., passed away March 18, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Camperdown, she was a daughter of the late Oswald and Wilhelmine (Himmelman) Slauenwhite. Rita is survived by her daughters, Shirley (Stewart) Dauphinee, Maitland; Judy (Brian) Lohnes, Upper Northfield; sons, Rex (Susan) Ernst, Dayspring; Clarence (Toni) Ernst, Dayspring; sisters, Lydia Reynolds, Halifax; Genevieve Love, Little Rock, Ark.; Adeline Ernst, Maitland; brother, Verge Slauenwhite, Bridgewater; grandchildren, Kyle, Shawn, Cheryl, Annett, Wendell, James, Ryan, Elaine and Darren; great- grandchildren, Nicholas, Cody, Rebecca, Jillyan and Bret, along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth; daughter, Marjorie; grandson, Neil; brothers, Warren, Alden, Mervyn, Newton and Oren; sisters, Correan and Ida. No visitation by request. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, March 20, in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater, Rev. William Gustafson officiating. Burial will follow in Dayspring Cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Memorial donations in Rita's memory may be made to South Shore Regional Hospital.
WYLLIE, William Chellis
93, Dartmouth. It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a good friend of many, on March 18, 2009, in Oakwood Terrace, Dartmouth. Born in 1915 in Glenholme, he was the son of the late Gordon and Elizabeth (Crowe) Wyllie. Bill served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. He was well-known in the automobile industry, and the Ford Motor Company. He worked at Harbour Motors and Chebucto Ford for 60 years. He was a member of the Dartmouth Curling Club, winning many championships. He was proud of his family and happiest when spending time with them. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Gladys (Lynds), also residing in Oakwood Terrace; daughters, Shirley Parker (Steve), Halifax; Irene Smith (Tom), Dartmouth. Gramps will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Rob Furlong (Judy), Rick Schroeder (Denise), all of Dartmouth; and Carolyn Thornton (Duane), of Bristow, Va. He loved spending time with his great-grandchildren, Michael and Jason Furlong, Kevin and Alicia Schroeder, Daryl Murray. He is also survived by brother, Lester, Glenholme; sister, Lyda Fisher, Brookfield; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Wilfred and Max. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be Monday, March 23, from 2-3 p.m. with the funeral service following at 3 p.m., all in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, with Rev. Patricia Malin officiating. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens with a reception to follow in funeral home. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one's choice. Special thanks to Dr. Lorna Carter and Oakwood Terrace D and C Units for their kindness, care and compassion. Many thanks also to Darlene Horne, RN, and the many wonderful nurses, PCWs, and staff of Oakwood Terrace. To all who phoned and visited (especially Bill Arnold for his daily visits) please accept our heartfelt thanks.
"God bless you. We love you, and will miss you."
MARSH, Marjorie Joyce
88, Masstown, passed away March 18, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Bear River on June 8, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Dr. William Morse and Maude Alice Parker. Marjorie grew up in Boston, Mass. and spent her summers in Bear River where she met her future husband, Harry Garfield Marsh. Marjorie had been affiliated throughout her life with various organizations, including the Scotia Chapter of the I.O.D.E, the Third Place Transition House, Masstown United Church UCW and the Brunswick Street United Church UCW. She was a tireless worker for the local food banks and abused women organizations. Marjorie was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Marjorie is survived by sons, David (Margo), Hilden; Greg (Krista), Masstown; daughter, Penny (Bryce) Duggan, Barrington; grandchildren, Claude, Denise, Greg, Ryan; eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry; sisters, Ruth, Kaye; brother, Willard. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 22, at 2 p.m. in Masstown United Church with Rev. Donald MacQueen officiating. Spring interment in Masstown Cemetery. No flowers by request. Donations in her memory may be made to Third Place Transition House, Bible Hill, or Masstown United Church. Arrangements under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro.
GRANT, Leroy Ormand "Norm"
84, Hubbards, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born and raised in London, Ont., Norm came to Nova Scotia in 1941 to attend the Merchant Marine School in Hubbards, where he met his lifelong sweetheart, Doris Harnish. After the war, the couple moved to Montreal, Que. and were married. Norm trained as an optician and later opened his own business. He was active in the Shriners and Masons and when he wasn't working, enjoyed cottage life on Lac St. Louis in Quebec and Mill Lake in Lunenburg Co. Many happy memories were made with family and friends. Norm retired to the Annapolis Valley in 1983, and 15 years later, returned to live in Hubbards, across the cove from where he first met his wife 57 years ago. He was predeceased by his wife, Doris (Harnish) Grant. He is survived by his son, Gary; his daughter-in-law, Janis (Cobb); and granddaughter, Jennifer Grant. He was a devoted father and husband. He will be missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Margaret's Bay Food Bank.
Passed away at his home in Thorold, Ont., on Saturday, March 14, 2009. In his 71st year, James "Jim" David Clarke, loving husband of Grace Clarke (Makinson); loving "Dad" of Darren and his partner Caroline, Jimmy and his wife Shelagh, Leah, and Cheryl and her husband Mike Levi; loved "Papa" of Jovi, Hudson, Teagan and Chelsea; dear brother of Marion Macgillivray and Joe Clarke and his wife Diana; fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Eleanor and by his parents, "J.V." Clarke and his wife Christina (Williams). Jim loved his family and delighted in his grandchildren. Favourite pastimes included debating with friends outside Ashford's, exchanging puns and corny jokes, reading, baseball and dining on lobster. Jim's family wish to thank Dr. Tatzel and nurses, Carolyn and Glenda of the Community Care Access Centre, and all who supported Jim. A celebration of Jim's life was held in Holy Rosary Hall, 35 Queen St., S., Thorold, on Friday, March 20. Interment in Pleasantview Cemetery, Fonthill. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charity of your choice if desired (and may be made by calling Patrick J. Darte Funeral Chapel: 905-685-6584).
TRIMPER, Rosanna "Dawna"
Age 66, died in the VG Site, QEII, March 18, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer. Dawna was employed as a civilian employee with the Department of National Defence for 39 years. Dawna loved to bake, always bringing treats to friends and neighbours. Dawna took great pride in her gardens and loved working in them. She is loved and will be sadly missed. Dawna touched the hearts of many. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald and is survived by her devoted and loving son, Tim; and granddaughter, Nicole. Cremation has taken place and a funeral service will be held at 12 Wing Shearwater Chapel on Tuesday, March 24, at 2 p.m. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or IWK Foundation. "Dawna is gone but never forgotten".
LOW (Kennedy), Thelma Eileen
94, of Armdale, passed away March 19, 2009. She was the daughter of the late Amos and Elsie (Cook) Kennedy of Black Point. She was a member of St. James Anglican Church and an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a charter member, a life member and three times worthy matron of the Armcrest Chapter, No. 45 and she received her fifty year jewel in 2002. She was past District Deputy Grand Matron, Past Grand Adah, past Grand Representative of Oklahoma and New Jersey in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. In July 2006, she was the first member to be appointed Grand Chapter Mother of the Eastern Star members of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, as well she held many Grand Chapter Committee appointments. She was predeceased by her husband, Tom; and son, Douglas. She is survived by her grandson, Douglas Low of Halifax; granddaughter, Deborah (Wayne) Beazley of Beaver Bank; great-grandchildren, Hollyann and Mitchell Beazley; daughter-in-law, Diane Tomes Low of Halifax; and a very special friend, Joe Parker of Lower Sackville. Cremation has taken place and an Eastern Star Service will be held on Monday, March 23, at 1:30 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m., all taking place in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, Windsor Street, Halifax, Rev. Rod Gillis will be officiating and burial will take place in Pleasant Hill Estates, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
FRY, Gerald Alan "Gerry"
September 21, 1926 - March 13, 2009.
A long-time resident of Maple Ridge, B.C., passed away suddenly and peacefully in Ridge Meadows Hospital at the age of 82. Gerald was born to Rev. Frank Weston and Dorothy Jane Fry (Dill) in Windsor. He grew up in Wolfville, where he attended Acadia University (B.A. 1950), and met and married the love of his life, Paula Jane MacNearney in 1951. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force for a few years, serving in Ottawa, Ont. and Vancouver, B.C. before beginning a career in education, where he worked at Cambie Secondary School (Richmond, B.C.), Haney Correctional Institute, Centennial High School (Coquitlam, B.C.), and Maple Ridge Senior Secondary. He was predeceased by his younger brother, Fred. Gerry will be remembered lovingly by his wife of 57 years, Paula; his children, Alan (Pam), Janis, and Leigh Ann Higgins (Ted); grandchildren, Troy, Tiggy, Heather, Emma, Alexi, and Kathleen; brother, Frank (Helen), sisters, Elizabeth Hannah (Jack) and Margaret Prudence; and many nieces and nephews. When people struggled, he was always there to help, with his quiet strength and kind and loving heart. He will be greatly missed by his family and his many very special friends. A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 26, at 2 p.m. in St. John the Divine Anglican Church, 21299 River Rd., Maple Ridge, B.C. A reception will follow at the family home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Canadian Cancer Society or Alzheimer Society of British Columbia.
McCREA LCdr, Kenneth Murray, CD
Passed away peacefully, in his 83rd year, among his family, on Wednesday, February 11, 2009, in Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge, Ont. A service celebrating Thanksgiving of Life will be held for Ken at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 27, in St. Luke's Anglican Church, 1485 Mary (at Bishop) in Cambridge, Ont. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. 700 Coronation Blvd., Cambridge, ON, N1R 3G2.
89, River Ryan, died on March 19, 2009. Born in Radece, Slovenia, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Lorty) Jamsek. She is survived by sons, Frank, and Michael; grandchildren, Denna, Chapin, Aaron, Keenan, and Michael; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Brendon, Dylan, Emily, Michael Thomas and Aiden; many nieces, nephews, and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph; sisters Mary, Frances, and Annie. Visitation was held yesterday in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. Funeral mass will be held March 21 at 10 a.m. in St. Michael Church, River Ryan.
SALTER, Johanna Julia
87, Waverley, formerly of Diligent River, passed away on March 17, 2009, Saint Patrick's Day, in Dartmouth General Hospital. She was born in Moyfadda, County Clare, Ireland, one of nine children of the late Michael and Susan (Clancy) McNamara. During the Second World War, while working as a nurse in England, she met a Canadian Army sergeant, Robert Salter, and they married in 1943. Robert's mother sent the ingredients for their wedding cake to England, all the way from Nova Scotia, because of the food shortage and rationing at the time. Julia sailed for Halifax from Liverpool in December 1946, on a ship where she didn't know a soul, to join her Robert and start a family in a new land. They lived in Halifax, Hamilton, and Parrsboro and finally settled in Diligent River. Julia spent many years as a single parent while her husband worked away from home. Julia and Robert ran a bed and breakfast at Confederation Farm after raising their four children. These were some of the happiest days of her life while she met and hosted many new and old friends. As well as being strong and resourceful, she was a very kind and compassionate woman who possessed the ability to make close friends very quickly. She was an active member of St. Brigid's Catholic Church, had a green thumb, was a fantastic cook, and loved a good laugh. She is survived by daughters, Oona (Brian) Buhr, Perth, Ont.; and Maura (Owen) Wilson, Manitoba; son, Alex (Christine Moore), Dartmouth. Julia leaves her sisters, Bridget Lambert, New Jersey; Mary Brunsden, New York; Jane McNamara, Ireland; and Una Meehan, Florida. She will also be missed by her grandchildren, Mary, Shannon (Bernhard) Neuhofer, Andrea (Warren) Harmatiuk, Janis (Dustin) Sherman, Ryan, Morgan, Stephanie, Megan, and Patrick; and her great-grandchildren, Olivia, Quinn, Armin, Ansel, Marcus, Nolan, and Caleb. She was predeceased by husband, Robert, who departed exactly four months to the day before her; also, her son, Patrick; and her brothers, Michael and John; as well as her sisters, Nell Hickey and Agnes Miller. A funeral service will be held in Parrsboro in July, the date to be announced. Memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia. Funeral and cremation arrangements entrusted to Donald K. Walker Funeral Director, 469-5601.
MORROW, Scott David
23, Monastery, stayed with us longer than anyone expected, yet left us much too soon. A very special son, brother, uncle, nephew and cousin, Scott was born February 2, 1986. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on March 19, 2009 in Saint Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. In this short period of time, he touched every single person he ever met. Scott made his family, friends and fellow classmates so proud when he graduated from Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School in 2007. In the two years following graduation, he worked at CACL Antigonish. He loved Lay's regular potato chips, apple juice, TV and hugs. Scott is survived by his loving and devoted parents, Terrance "Terry" and Matilda "Tee" (Worth) Morrow; his brother, Greg (Suzanne); and niece, Kate, Fall River; aunt, Bernadette (Rod) Garrett, Goodwood, Ont.; uncles, David (Lynda) Worth and Dannie (Cindy) Worth, both of Guysborough; aunts, Connie (John) Oliver, Chester; Lisa (Reggie) Morrow-DeCoste, East Tracadie; uncle, Roland (Elizabeth) Morrow, Monastery; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents Bernie and Barb Worth; paternal grandparents, Hamilton and Abbie Morrow; uncles, Gerald Worth and David Morrow. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 22, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in St. Peter's Meeting Place. Funeral mass will be held 2 p.m. Monday, in St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Tracadie, with Father John Barry officiating. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations in memory of Scott may be made to the IWK Health Centre Foundation, St. Martha's Regional Hospital, CACL Antigonish or charity of choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury.