SMITH, Violet Esther
95, passed away in Tideview Terrace, Digby on March 19, 2009. Born in Digby, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary (Johns) Cosman. She was predeceased by her sister, Freda (Tuff). She is survived by sister, Mildred (Cliff) Watchorn, Dartmouth; son, Gordon (Joan), Kentville; grandson, Charles, British Columbia; and three nieces. Cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral service. However, a private family graveside service will take place at a later date in the Barton Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby.
LANIGAN, Paul Gordon
56, Dartmouth, passed away suddenly on March 16, 2009, at home. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Ronald and Jean Lanigan. He was predeceased by his brother, Jackie. He is survived by his sister, Kim Covin, and her children, Cory, Blake and Rebecca. He is also survived by his children, Nicholas, Calgary, Alta.; and Hailey, Dartmouth; who were the loves of his life. Paul recently retired after serving 35 years with the Department of Veteran Affairs. He loved to fish, and his sports. He will be greatly missed by all his friends and family. Paul has been cremated and his ashes will be buried at a later date. A service will be held in the Cole Harbour Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, March 23, 2009 at 2 p.m. A reception to follow in the Funeral Home.
ANDREWS, John Ronald "Jack"
Halifax. It is with deep sadness that we announce Jack's sudden passing in the QEII Health Sciences Centre on Friday, March 13, 2009. Born in Fairville, N.B. on July 23, 1936, Jack was the younger son of Annie MacDonald (Small) Andrews of Kingston, N.B., and the late John Alexander Andrews. Besides his mother, he will be forever loved and remembered by his wife of 50 years, Beverley (Rudolph); his son, Robert (Alounda) of Halifax; brother, William "Bill" (Ruth); three nephews and their families; and sister-in-law, Diana Grant of Dartmouth. During his career in the commercial fishing supply industry, he made many friends throughout the Atlantic provinces. He loved to sail and some of his fondest memories were of sailing in the Caribbean with his best friend. In accordance with his wishes, there will be no visitation. A graveside service for family and friends will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, 585 Lower Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, Rev. Paulette Phillips of Rockingham United Church officiating. If desired, donations in Jack's memory may be made to the church or charity of your choice.
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, Yarmouth; 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 under the direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, 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 129. 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 Scota or The Lung Association.
Died on March 18, 2009. Born in Glace Bay on June 11, 1921, a daughter of the late Charles and Annie Mae (Townes) Roper. Survived by daughters, Pearl, Leona, Shirley; son, Johnny; sister, Elsie; sister-in-law, Rebecca Roper; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by husband, Leonard; sons, Clary, Wayne and another stillborn; four brothers, one sister, two grandsons. Visitation will be held Sunday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. Funeral service will be Monday, at 11 a.m. in All Saints Anglican Church.
RUTTER, Marion E.
Somerville, Mass., U.S.A., formerly of Nova Scotia, died at the Courtyard Nursing Home in Medford, Mass., U.S.A. on Sunday, March 15, 2009, she was 87 years. Beloved wife of the late S. James Rutter. Loving Mother of Judith Brown (Gerald) of Winnipeg, Man., Canada; David Rutter (Kathleen) of Somerville, Mass., U.S.A.; Shirley Tammick (William) of Pembroke, Mass., U.S.A.; and the late John A. Rutter; mother-in-law of Kathryn Kenney of Somerville, Mass., U.S.A. Also survived by six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends invited to attend visiting hours at the Keefe Funeral Home, 2175 Mass Ave., North Cambridge, Mass., U.S.A. on Thursday, March 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by her funeral service in the funeral home at 1 p.m. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Pl., Boston, MA, U.S.A., 02215 in memory of Marion and her son John Rutter.
HULL (Savage), Leah Dorothy
86, Parkstone Enhanced Care, Halifax, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2009. Born December 14, 1922, in Dartmouth, she was the daughter of the late Alfred G. Savage and Leah Dorothy (Foy). In her early years, Dorothy was active at Banook Canoe Club, with her neighborhood bridge club, and socially at both Brightwood Golf and Country Club and the Dartmouth Curling Club. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and housewife. She is survived by her son, Brian (Donna), Dartmouth; daughter, Leah (Robert) Thiel, Beaconsfield, Que.; grandchildren, Michael (Kathryn) Hull, Fall River; Kevin Hull, Whitehorse, Y.T.; Bryanna Thiel, Vancouver, B.C.; Matthew Thiel, Montreal, Que.; great-grandchildren, Adam and Ryan Hull, Fall River; brothers, Alfred (Barbara) Savage, Burlington, Ont.; David (Jane) Savage, Collingwood, Ont.; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon C. Hull, and a son at birth. Cremation has taken place under the care of Donald K. Walker Funeral Directors Ltd., Dartmouth (469-5601). At Dorothy's request, there will be no visitation or service. Donations in her memory can be made to the charity of ones choice. A private family burial will take place at a later date in Mount Hermon Cemetery, Dartmouth. Special thanks to both the staff and residents of Seton Way, Parkstone Enhanced Care for the excellent care and friendship given to Dorothy over the last four years.
53, Hantsport, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2009, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in Wolfville, she was a daughter of Edward and the late Joyce (Brewster) Arnold. Dorothy enjoyed music and reading. She loved flowers, especially roses. Dorothy had a great love for animals, especially her dogs, Tasha and Cheeko. She is survived by her husband, Bruce; son, James Morine, Nictaux; sisters, Sheila Arnold, Wolfville; Connie Merritt, Kentville; and many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by her son, Daniel in infancy. There will be no visitation by the family's request. A graveside memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday March 24 in Willow Bank Cemetery, Wolfville, Chaplain Jim Norton officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home 568 Main St., Wolfville (902-542-2151). In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
LAING, Jean Gordon Campbell
Slipped peacefully from this life on March 19, 2009. She was born in Stewiacke on July 13, 1907, the daughter of Rev. Dr. Alvin H. Campbell and Mabel Wardrope Campbell. She lived for over 60 years in Sydney between 1915 and 1986, when she moved to Halifax. She was a resident of Northwood Centre for the past three and a half years, where she was cared for with love and kindness by the staff. The family also appreciate the kindness shown by her fellow residents. Jean was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Clayton; son, Graham and his wife Elaine Taylor; and brothers, Murray, Lewis and George. Left with wonderful memories are her son, Donald and his wife Shirley; grandchildren, Gordon (Ann Marie Sullivan), Nancy (Mark McGrath), Denise (Michael Wheeler), Stephen, Mass.; Michael (Laura Hastings) and Lisa, Ontario; great-grandchildren, James, Adam, and Kevin Laing, Alexander and Evan McGrath, Ellen Jean Wheeler; Graham's second wife, Vera Carriere, Ontario; many nieces and nephews, including Shirley Campbell (Howard Fader), Jim "Rocky" Campbell (Joan), Keltie and Janet Campbell. There will be no visitation. Memorial service in Rockingham United Church, Flamingo Drive, on Tuesday, March 24 at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow in the church hall.
COADY, James Laughlin
75, passed away on Wednesday March 18, 2009, at home in Margaree Forks. Born in Inverness on March 6, 1934, he was a son of the late Archie and Agnes Elizabeth (MacDonald) Coady. James was a member of St. Joseph's Church, South West Margaree. He worked most of his life as a painter and enjoyed carpentry as well as sport fishing. James will be missed by his brothers, Dan and Russell as well as neighbors, friends and by all who came to know him. He is survived by his brothers, Dan Hugh, Margaree Forks; Russell (Linda), Shubenacadie; sister in-law, Calista Coady, Chelmsford, Mass.; niece Bonnie Jean, and nephew Ronald. James was predeceased by his brother, Alex. Visitation will be in Inverness Funeral Home on Sunday March 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with prayer vigil at 8 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on Monday March 23 in St. Joseph's Church, South West Margaree at 11 a.m. with Father Jim MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph's Cemetery Fund, South West Margaree or to a charity of your choice.
TURNER (Dickinson), Frances
In her 90th year passed away peacefully on March 15, 2009, in Northwood, Halifax. Beloved and loving wife for 53 years of Philip (2000), eldest daughter of Thomas and Dorothy, devoted mother of Larry (1996) and Linda (Don) Canning of Bedford. Special gramma to Nancy Emma Lyn (John O'Brien) and great-grandson, Owen Turner O'Brien. Also survived by sister, Claire (Ray) Bosley; brother, Alan (Mary Lou) and their children,and special lifelong friend, Nan Suydam. Fran was born in Toronto where she lived until moving to Bedford in 2002. She was a graduate of Havergal College, a long-time member of the Granite Club and an avid gardener at her Snowdon Avenue home for over 50 years. Fran was an enthusiastic sports fan, cheering for her Argonauts, Maple Leafs and Blue Jays teams, and enjoyed watching golf, tennis and curling. Summer holidays at Georgian Bay and at the family cottage in Perth were special times for her. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Fran's life Sunday, June 14, at 3 p.m. at 40 Rosehill Ave., Toronto. Private interment of ashes at the United Church Cemetery in Five Islands, Nova Scotia. Special thanks to the staffs at the Bedford Berkeley where Fran resided for more than six years, and at Northwood 7 Centre where she received extraordinary and compassionate care over the past nine months. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Five Islands Cemetery Company (Five Islands, NS B0M 1K0), or to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Halifax 902-455-0531.
GAETZ, Forrest Dean
Halifax. We are saddened to announce the peaceful passing of our dear father, grandfather and great-grandfather on Thursday, March 19, 2009 in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, at the age of 73 years. Born July 31, 1935 in Grand Desert, he was the son of the late Clifford and Viola Gaetz. Dad worked at Maritime Tel and Tel, until his retirement. He is survived by daughters, Pam Ryan, Shelley O'Leary; grandchildren, Dean O'Leary (best buddy and spider hunter), Starr (Bill), Bambi (Ken); great-grandchildren, Justin, Kara, Lexie; sisters, Ester Aulemback, Boston; Vera Roos, Halifax; Della Gates, Ontario; Golda Hilchie, Halifax; many nieces and nephews; long-time friend Norm Publicover. He was predeceased by sister, Lena Pickering; brothers, Calvin, Perry, Lawson, Farrel. Visitation will be held Monday, March 23 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, both in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Interment in St. James Cemetery, Seaforth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation, Halifax Chapter. The family wish to thank and express their appreciation to RN's John and Florence (floor 5.2), paramedics, emergency room physicians for their professionalism, compassion and kindness given to their dad and the family.
CAMPBELL, Mora Christine
75, Baddeck, passed away Friday, March 20, 2009, peacefully in Alderwood Rest Home. She grew up in Breton Cove and moved to Baddeck where she resided with her husband Carl for 56 years. Mora was the only child of the late John J. and Effie (Urquhart) MacLeod. She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Baddeck. She is survived by her husband Carl; daughters, Gayle (Jim) MacDonald, Judique; Ann Marie, Patti Sue (Peter) Macaulay; sons, Jamie (Carol), Sandy (Annie) and Carl Jr., all of Baddeck; grandchildren, Sara, Candra (Christopher), Jaime Anne, Tara (Mark), Patrick, Breagh, Peter (Jeanne), Hailee, Madison and Amber; great-grandchildren, Megan and Maci Spatcher; special friends and cousins, Heather and Norman Johnston, Grace Ann MacDonald, Shirley and Wendell MacDonald, and very close and dear friend, Charal; sisters-in-law, Christine Ross, Sadie (Roger) Cann, Marilyn Cameron. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by son-in-law, Don. There will be visitation from 2-8 p.m. Monday, March 23 in MacAskill's Funeral Home, Baddeck. Funeral service will be held in Knox Presbyterian Church, Baddeck with Rev. Cameron Brett at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 24. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.