SANFORD (Smith), Patricia Margaret
88, Truro, passed away March 22, 2009, in Williams Country Homes, Hilden. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Elizabeth Smith. Patricia was a teacher in various Truro area schools, with many years spent at Victoria Street School. She was an avid bridge player and belonged to the CWL and the Ladies Hospital Auxiliary. She is survived by daughters, Joanne Townsend, Halifax; Betty-Lou (David) Chapman, Truro; Shauna (Ian) MacCallum, Truro and son, John (Luanne) Sanford, Shubenacadie; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Dorothy MacLennan. Patricia was predeceased by her husband, John M. Sanford; brother, Harry "Bud" Smith; sisters, Rita Rector and Marie Butte. The family would like to thank the staff of Parkland Estates and Williams Country Homes for the wonderful care they gave to Patricia while she was resident there. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Tuesday in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Funeral mass will take place at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in Immaculate Conception Church, 669 Prince St., Truro, Father Joseph Thomas officiating. Spring interment in Robie Street Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Canadian Diabetes Association.
RICHARD, Malcena Grace
78, Kenzieville, passed away peacefully after a brief illness, surrounded by her large and loving family on March 21, 2009, in Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit, New Glasgow. Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late George K. and Malcena Grace (MacIver) MacKay. She was a member of Barney's River Presbyterian Church, Kenzieville and Dr. E. G. B. Foote Auxiliary of the Atlantic Mission Society. She was a member of Barney's River Ladies Aid and Quilters group. Her life revolved around her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Grace will be remembered for her strength, quiet nature, selflessness, kind and unfailing ability to see the beauty in everyone and everything. She leaves behind her husband of 57 years, John Joseph Richard; children, Ned (Kathy) Richard, Alberta; Kenda (Mack) Rice, Stellarton; Gilda (Allister) Stalker, Kirby (Clara) Richard, Alberta; Tony (Brenda) Richard, Bridgewater; Daryl (Joyce) Richard, Piedmont; daughter-in-law, Ruby Richard, Alberta; siblings, Isobel (John) Wesley, New Glasgow; Joy (Doug) Williams, Bedford; Donald MacKay, New Glasgow; sisters-in-law, Irene MacKay, New Glasgow; Ethel MacKay, Halifax; brother-in-law, Baillie Matheson, Gairloch; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Steven; sisters, Jean Diane MacKay in infancy, Dolina Matheson; brothers, George David in infancy, Robert, David; sister-in-law, Diane (Cameron) MacKay. The family will receive visitors 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in Barney's River Presbyterian Church with Rev. Larry Welch officiating. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in her memory to Barney's River Presbyterian Church Ladies Auxiliary, Canadian Cancer Society (Nova Scotia Division), Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit, Victorian Order of Nurses (Pictou County Branch), or Daybreak Prison Ministry.
MacPHERSON, Sheila Grace
80, Victoria, B.C., formerly of Kentville, passed away March 18, 2009. Born in Kentville, she was the daughter of the late Owen and Grace (Dennison) Smith. She was one of Jehovah's Witnesses all her life. She worked as a lab technician in various hospitals until her retirement. She is survived by sons, Brad (Bonnie) and Jamie (Bonnie), Kentville; John (Rita), Sackville; daughters, Margaret (Mrs. Nathan Boylen), Centreville; Mary Grace (Mrs. Kim Dawe), Victoria, B.C.; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and brother, Alan Smith (Jean), Kentville. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack and brothers, Murray and Jim. The body has been cremated. Funeral service will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28 in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Park St., Kentville. The service will be via phone hookup from Victoria, B.C., Daren Jarvis officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Valley Regional Hospital, or the Kentville Kingdom Hall.
PERRY, Theresa Anita
81, Woodside, Dartmouth, passed away from congestive heart failure in Northwood Center on March 20, 2009, after a long battle with pneumonia complications. Theresa, a daughter of Leona and Peter Powers was born in Portland, Me. on October 13, 1927, and moved to Summerside, P.E.I. in her mid teens. She was one of six children. She married Henry Joseph Perry of Summerside, and they lived happily ever after for 58 years, until Henry passed away in 2007. They were still very much inlove until the very end. Theresa was such a pretty mother with a wonderful smile that would brighten anyone's day. Even at 81 her smile and big smiling eyes were a constant joy to her family. She had a wonderful sense of humor and laughed heartily at all the wonderful stories Henry told, even though she had heard them a million times. Theresa is survived by loving daughters, Pat Killeen, Paulette Braman, Margaret "Peggy" Naugle and by her special son, Paul Perry. She is also survived by loving grandchildren, Lisa Mazzucco, Darcy Killeen, Michael Braman, Michelle Braman, Jamie Perry and Michael Perry; great-grandchildren, Sascha Mazzucco, Joseph and Jessica Perry, and her brother, the youngest of her family, Alfred "Joe" Powers. Theresa was predeceased by her sister and best friend, Peggy Arsenault and by three of her brothers, Albert, Tony and Armand Powers. She will be sadly missed by her lifelong friend and sister-in-law, Emmy Powers; by sons-in-law, John Braman and Bo Naugle and by close nieces and nephews, Jimmy, Sandra, Patrice, Armand and Peter, of Prince Edward Island. The family will receive visitors today from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home on Portland Street in Dartmouth. A funeral mass will take place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, in St. Paul's Church in Summerside, P.E.I. Father Albin Arsenault officiating. Interment will take place in St. Paul's Cemetery in Summerside, P.E.I., when it reopens in May. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia would be much appreciated.
LOUGHERY, Stanley W.
The death of Stanley W. Loughery, age 77, of Amherst, occurred in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Friday, March 20, 2009. Born in Saint John, N.B., he was a son of the late Stanley and Yvonne (Furze) Loughery. After two years with the Saint John Police Force, Stanley started his 25 year career with the RCAF, receiving the Canadian Forces Decoration. The holder of a private pilot's license, he was as well a member of the Acacia Masonic Lodge, Amherst, having previously joined in Germany. He was a member of the Shrine (Philae Temple) as well as a Knight Templar and Royal Arch Mason. He enjoyed music and model planes. Stanley will be sadly missed by his spouse, Lois Perry; son, Stephen; daughters, Jane (Paul), Eleanor (Burt) and Joanne (Scott); grandchildren, Robbie, Jessica and Rachel; sister, Nancy (Ray) Golabiewski; Lois' children, Wayde, Cathy (Dave) Gilmore and grandchildren, Peter, Joshua, Meghan and Courtney and great-granddaughter, Arley. He was predeceased by his first wife, Evelyn Porter. Stanley's remains have been entrusted into the care of Furlong Jones Funeral Home, Amherst, from where the memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 24, at 2 p.m. A time of visitation will be held at the Funeral Home Chapel today from 7-9 p.m. Acacia Masonic Lodge will hold a memorial service at 8 p.m. Donations to the Palliative Care or Shriners Children's Hospital would be gratefully appreciated.
McLAUGHLIN, Norma Frances
88, MacKay Street, Stellarton, passed away March 21, 2009, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Mulgrave, she was a daughter of the late Robert Lester and Bessie Blanche (Grant) Hunson. Norma was a resident of Stellarton for the past 64 years. She was an adherent of Christ Anglican Church. Norma was a member of Southern Cross Rebekah Lodge No. 3 where she was Past Noble Grand, Canton Dryden No. 4 P.M., Harmony Chapter OES No. 25 from where she received her 50 year jewel and was Past Matron. Norma was a member of Branch No. 28 Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Stellarton, where she received her 50 year jewel. She was also the recipient of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal from the Canadian Legion. After her husband's retirement from the army, they operated McLaughlin's Flowers and Nursery. She was also a former employee of MT&T. Surviving are daughters, Mary (Allen) Reid, Riverton; Janice McLaughlin, Stellarton; grandchildren, Michael (Terry Lee) Reid, Ottawa, Ont.; Kimberley (David) MacLean, Durham; Candace, Riverton; Jennifer McLaughlin and Robert (Carrie) McLaughlin, both of Stellarton; great-grandchildren, Paige, Madison and Taylor McLaughlin, Isaac Reid, Tyler, and Luke MacLean; sisters, Marion (Everett) Read, Halifax; brother, Russell Hunson, Sydney; a number of nieces, nephews and cousins; brother-in-law, Jack Wrathall, Glace Bay; Norma was special mom to Donald Campbell of Amherst, Charles Campbell, Bedford and Rhea Diamond, Ontario. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert (Bob); son, Robert in infancy; sisters, Minnie Lawrence, Leta Wolfe, Ella Murray, Margaret Wrathall and Della in infancy. Her remains will rest at her late residence, 147 MacKay St., Stellarton for visitation from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Sharon St. John United Church with Rev. John Roy and Rev. Aidan Kingsbury officiating. Burial will be in Seaview Cemetery. Donations in memory of Norma may be made to the Shriners or to ESTRAL. Arrangements are entrusted to H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home.
MOSHER (Parks), Patricia Ann
56, of Martin's River, passed away on March 18, 2009, at home. Born in Bridgewater, she was the youngest daughter of Luella (Dorey) Parks and the late Glen Parks. She is survived by her only son, Corey (Amanda), Lower Sackville; granddaughter, Nicole; sister, Susan Parks, Quebec; brothers, Andrew Parks, Lunenburg and Paul Parks (Theresa), Halifax. She was predeceased by a son in infancy. A public graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in Creek Hill Cemetery, East LaHave, Mr. Albert Hull officiating. There will be no visitation by family request and family flowers only, please. Memorial donations may be made to the Shaid Tree Animal Shelter, Whynot Settlement. Special thanks to the neighbors for their lending a hand and support. Arrangements entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater. "May she rest in peace."
HEIM, Chester Eldon
74, Halifax, formerly of Cookville, passed away Friday March 20, 2009, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Chelsea, he was a son of the late Zola and Susan (Butler) Heim. Chester resided the past five years in Northwood Manor in Halifax, where he received excellent care. Surviving are his sons, Ralph (Heather), Crouse's Settlement; Jamie (Becky), Lower Branch; daughters, Maxine Reeves (Tony), Bedford; Marilyn MacMillan (Neil), Hammonds Plains; sisters, Beverly Fraser, Oakhill; Pauline Wentzell, Petite Riviere; brother, Andrew, Chelsea; grandchildren, Christopher, Katherine, Brittany, Samuel, Presley, Stephen and River; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Winnie Mailman; brothers, Lawrence, Robert and Everett; sisters, Margaret and Caroline. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today in R.A.Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville. Funeral Service 2 p.m. Tuesday in Chelsea Christian Fellowship Church, Pastor Jack Hooper Officiating. Burial in Lone Oak Cemetery, New Elm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lone Oak Cemetery Fund, Chelsea Christian Fellowship Church or the charity of your choice.
BARTEAUX (Miller), Judith Ann
64 Brickton, Annapolis Co., passed away in Soldiers' Memorial Hospital early Saturdaymorning, March 21, 2009, after a long battle with cancer. Judy was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Lottie (MacFarlane) Miller. Judy was a nurse at Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Middleton from the mid sixties until her retirement in 2001. She will be missed by many of us, also her beloved Shelties, Shandra, Travis, Scooter and Kayla. Judy loved to participate in obedience and Rally with her dogs and was actively involved with the Evangeline Kennel Club. Donations in her memory can be made to the Kings County SPCA. Judy is survived by her brother, John (Cathy) Miller and their children, Cory and Troy; sister, Joanne Miller and sister, Jeri-Lynn (Eric) Piercy and their children, Tyler, Ryan and Erin. There will be no memorial service at Judy's request. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Serenity Funeral Home & Crematorium, P.O. Box 239 Port Williams, NS B0P 1T0.
MILLS, June Marguerite
79, Valley Road, Cumberland Co., passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2009, in CRHCC, Nappan. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Bertha (Dujay) Bryan. She was a member of St. John's Roman Catholic Church, Springhill. She enjoyed being a homemaker, cooking, watching TV, puzzles and her family. June is survived by daughters, Judy (Eric) Garrison of Ketch Harbour and Betty (Dwayne) Dickie of Glenville Road, Cumberland Co.; grandchildren, Pam (Bill) MacIntosh of River Philip and Paul (Heather) Dickie, Oakland, N.B.; great-grandchildren, Bethany MacIntosh and Claire Dickie; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald Mills; brothers, Doug, Paul, Joseph, Percy, Vern, Hector, Roderick, Earl, Harold and James. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., today in A. H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, in St. John's Roman Catholic Church, Springhill, with Father David MacDonald officiating. Burial in North Street Roman Catholic Cemetery, Springhill, at a later date. If so desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice would be appreciated.
MacEACHERN, Joseph "Gordie"
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Gordon Joseph "Gordie" Mac Eachern, age 50, at his home in Bobcaygeon, Ont., on March 19, 2009. Formerly of Glace Bay, Gordie is the son of Mary Christine (Mac Donald) Mac Eachern and the late John Hugh Mac Eachern. Besides his mother, Gordie is survived by his loving wife, Louise (Bresson) Mac Eachern; sisters, Patricia Mac Eachern, Glace Bay; Doreen (Mike) Burke, Halifax; Elizabeth (David) Raniseth, Glace Bay; Phyllis (Ron) Jackson, Summerside, P.E.I.; Jean Mac Eachern, Glace Bay; brothers, Dr. John (Nancy) Mac Eachern, Berwick; Neil (Mary) Mac Eachern, Halifax, as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Besides his father, Gordie was predeceased by his nephew, Neil Brennan Mac Eachern. Gordie will also be missed by his mother-in-law, Doris Bresson, as well as the other members of the Bresson family. Cremation has taken place in Bobcaygeon. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or to a charity of choice.
MacLELLAN, Donald A. "Donnie Mac"
67, Harbour Centre, Antigonish Co., passed away on March 22, 2009, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Ronald and Christine (Chisholm) MacLellan. Donnie lived in Arlington, Mass., for over 30 years before returning to Antigonish in 1985. He is survived by his children, Claire (Gérald) Vink, Holland; Patricia (Peter) Maynard, Truro; sons, Donald "DJ" (Tracey), Vermont; brother, Murdock MacLellan, Vancouver, B.C.; sisters, Mary MacLeod, West Bay Road; Charlotte Campbell, Avon, Mass.; Joan MacGillivray, Maryvale; Josephine MacLeod, Arlington, Mass., and five grandchildren. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in C. L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Ninian's Cathedral, Antigonish with Rev. Donald MacGillivray presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.
PARKER, Emma Eulalia
92, of Halifax, passed away March 20, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Harbourville, Kings Co., she was the daughter of Daniel Boyd Parker and Jennie Laura McBride. Emma graduated from Mount Allison University and taught Home Economics at Central Kings Rural High School, Cambridge and John Martin Jr. High School, Dartmouth. She was Princess Berwick in the 1937 Apple Blossom Festival. She bowled, played bridge, cribbage, and the piano, enjoyed reading, music and doing crossword puzzles. She was fond of spending the summer months at the cottage by the Bay of Fundy where she tended her vegetable garden and took pleasure in swimming in the Bay. She is survived by sons, John (Faye), Eric (Helen); grandchildren, Jeffrey, Halifax; Gillian Vancouver, B.C.; sister-in-law, Norma; nephew, Barry and niece, Sue, Quispamsis, N.B. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and she will be greatly missed. She was predeceased by brother, Donald and sister, Ardythe. In accordance with Emma's wish, there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 28, at 11 a.m. in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, Rev. Sarah Reaburn officiating. Reception to follow. Interment in Berwick Cemetery following the reception Saturday afternoon. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice.