ISENOR, Clyde Alexander "Ike"
Age 88, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2009, in Victoria Hospital, London Ont., surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late Alexander and Eva (Hines) Isenor. He was born in Dutch Settlement on December 3, 1920, and spent his informative years in Nova Scotia. He joined the Canadian Army in 1942 and served overseas, including the liberation of North Western Europe until his return to Canada in 1946. He enrolled in the RCAF in 1951 and served all across Canada and Europe until his retirement from the CF in 1971. Upon his retirement from the CF he gained employment with the Ontario government until his retirement in 1985. Clyde will be remembered by his wife of 62 years, Thelma; his children, Gary (Marilyn), Julie (Bob), Karen (Tudor), Bob (Sharon), Kathy (Dave), Joe (Michele); grandchildren, Dwayne, Jennifer, Matthew, Devyn, Kyla; great-grandchildren, Melissa, Casey. Survived by his brothers, Arthur (Joan) and Garfield (Earlene), and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers, Harrison and Harold and sisters, Margaret and Louise. Clyde was an avid fisherman and was a member of the Southwestern Ontario Fish and Game Club for numerous years. Papa was an awesome cook and was unbeatable at cards. He was also a staunch supporter of the Montreal Canadiens. There will be no visitation at his request and a memorial service will be held in Nova Scotia at a later date.
SMITH, Leonard J.
78, Bangs Falls, Queens Co., formerly of Harmony, died March 18, 2009, at home where he resided with his nephew, Edward Uhlman and family for many years. A son of the late G. Edward and Sarah R. Minard, he is survived by brother, Grant (Bonnie); several nieces and nephews; stepbrother, Carl (Elizabeth) Minard. Predeceased by five brothers; three sisters; stepfather, Roy Minard; stepbrother, Avery Minard. Cremation is under the direction of Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool. Burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Diabetes Association or to S.H.A.I.D. Animal Shelter.
HILDEBRANDT, Hermann "Opa"
75, passed away in Dartmouth General Hospital on March 21, 2009. Hermann was born in Chortitza, Ukraine on September 20, 1933, to the late Theodore and Maria Hildebrandt. Hermann, his mother and sister fled from the Ukraine to Germany during the Second World War. From there they moved to Paraguay, where Hermann met and married the love of his life, Anna. After spending some time in Brazil he immigrated to Canada with his young family in 1958. He tried his hand at various trades before finding his career at Monarch Industries in 1961. He stayed there until 1978, when he worked as a consultant until he retired in 1990. In 1994 he moved to Craigmore, Cape Breton. He and Anna spent the following years traveling, camping, fishing and enjoying their grandchildren. Hermann is survived by his wife of 53 years, Anna; daughters, Annemary (Frank Butcher), Monika (Paul Cadena), Roswita; son, Peter (Alice); sisters, Elfriede (Henry Dyck), Kaethe (Peter Loewen), Margaret (Gord Thompson); cousin, Kaethe Noll; grandchildren, Brent and Tracy Butcher, Dustin and Chelsea Hildebrandt, Christopher and Stephen Cadena; his many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Heinrich. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice. Special thanks to the staff on the 3rd and 4th floors of Dartmouth General Hospital. There will be no visitation. Memorial service in North Kildonan Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at a later date.
BROWN, George Gilbert
66, of Centreville, Kings Co., passed away Saturday, March 21, 2009, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in the Forties Settlement on April 14, 1942, he was the son of the late George and Lillian (Jones) Brown. He retired from G.K. Morse Trucking. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Patricia (Crouse); daughter, Shawna, Calgary; sisters, Ruby (Doug) MacKay, Truro; Juanita (Carl) Bezanson, Port Williams; Elizabeth "Betti" (Doug) Gallupe, Dartmouth; nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his dog, Charlie Brown. Cremation has taken place under the direction of White Family Funeral Home, Kentville and there will be no visitation or funeral service, by request. Donations in memory may be made directly to the family or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff of the ICU of the Valley Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
FRANKLIN, Marion Josephine
98, Shelburne Road, Acacia Valley, Digby Co., passed away March 20, 2009, at home. Born in Acacia Valley, she was a daughter of the late Joseph H. and Marion D. (Bell) Vincent. She was a member of Hillgrove United Baptist Church for over 80 years. She was a Dominion Life member of the Lavinia E. Wilson Women's Missionary Scoiety and a member of the Friendship Circle. She is survived by her daughters, Joan (Lyle) Lowry, Dartmouth; Velva (Keith) Wildbore, Digby; Wenda (Steve) Bradley, Shelburne Road; son, Rodney (Janine Crowe) Franklin, Wolfville; sister, Hughina "Penny" (Ken) Keysell, Shelburne Road; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandson, due in May; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, George; sisters, Margaret Warner and Louise Gates. No visitation by request. A Celebration of Life will take place 2 p.m. Wednesday, Hillgrove United Baptist Church, Rev. Freda MacDonald and Rev. Fred Bigelow officiating. There will be a reception to follow in the church hall. Family flowers only, donations in lieu may be made to the Hillgrove United Baptist Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby.
KENNEDY, Earle Gordon
92, Brookfield and formerly of Truro, passed away March 20, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Middle Stewiacke, he was a son of the late Frank and Ella (Millen) Kennedy. One of ten children, he understood strong work ethics, working as a young man in the saw mills and driving taxi during wartime. Later he started his own taxi service in Truro in the early 60's. In his youth he loved hunting and lived a simple, but full life. He loved his grandchildren and was deeply interested in politics. He is survived by daughters, Anne Roste, British Columbia; Marie (Walter) Cibulski, N.H.; Gail (Peter) Jasperson, Salmon River; Darlene (Paul) Parry,British Columbia; sister, Hazel Kennedy, Brookfield; brother, Alden (Grace), Middle Stewiacke; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son, James; sisters, Ethel, Myrtle; brothers, Austin, Albert, Cyril, Aubrey and Stanley. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 24, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a funeral service on Wednesday, March 25, at 2 p.m., all in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. Spring interment in Middle Stewiacke Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.
HAYES, Marianne Pauline "Sis"
73, Summerville, Hants Co., passed away peacefully on March 21, 2009, at home, surrounded by her loving family. Born July 22, 1935, in Mount Denson, she was a daughter of the late Rev. George and Annie (Macumber) Spencer. Sis was one of the original founding members of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Summerville Volunteer Fire Dept., a leader of the Pioneer Girls Auxiliary and past member of Womens Ministeries. She was a member and Secretary/Treasurer of the Pentecostal Holiness Church, Lower Burlington for over 40 years. Sis loved her family but her love and commitment to the Lord, her savior was endless. She enjoyed quilting and mothering, especially her grandchildren and family and dear friends as well. Sis also enjoyed her 16 years working at Reed's Groc. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Sis is survived by her husband, Melvin "Mel", Summerville; son, Paul (Charlotte), Bridgewater and daughter, Patricia (Marty) Crossley, Summerville; grandchildren Steven, Jennifer (John), Kevin (Kathleen) and Justin; sister, Winnie (Frank) Marshall, Summerville; brothers, Ron (Phyllis), Royce (Juliette), both of Summerville, Dale, Windsor and Lawrence, Edmonton, Alta. Sis was predeceased by an infant sister, Alice and brother, Fred. Visitation today, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m and funeral Tuesday March 24, at 2 p.m., both in Pentecostal Holiness Church, Lower Burlington. Pastor Burt Walsh officating assisted by Connie Wilson with private family burial in Loyal Hill Cemetery, Summerville. Donations to The Lodge That Gives, Canadian Cancer Society, 5826 South St. Halifax, NS., or Pentecostal Holiness Church, Lower Burlington. Following the service family and friends are invited to the Summerville Fire Hall, Summerville for a time of light refreshments and reflection. The family would like to extend their thanks for the special care given to Sis by the Palliative Care workers, the VON, Northwood Home Care and family and friends during this difficult time. Arrangements entrusted to the compassioniate care of J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, hwy 215, Summerville, Hants Co. 1-902-633-2431.
LARADE, Simon J.
1950-2009. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Simon J. Larade in the palliative care unit of H™pital Dr-Georges-L.-Dumont Hospital, Moncton, on March 20, 2009, after a brave battle with cancer. He leaves to mourn his wife, Louise Aucoin; his son, Michel; his brothers, Jules (Brenda) and Raymond (Belinda); his sisters, Judy LeBlanc (Bertie), Anne-Marie Croft (Rod) and Lucille Timmons (Roger), as well as numerous nieces, nephews and family. Simon was a graduate of Université de Moncton and St.F.X.University. He was employed with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) as Director, National Business Initiatives and Solutions Development. A memorial service will be held in l'Èglise St-Pierre in Chéticamp, today at 2 p.m. A reception at the Salle des retraités will follow. Special thanks to all the staff in the Oncology Centre and in the Palliative Care Unit at the H™pital Dr-Georges-L.-Dumont Hospital, Moncton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dr-Georges-L.-Dumont Hospital Foundation for cancer research. Cremation arrangements under the direction of Frenette Funeral Home, Moncton (858-1900).
84, Three Mile Plains, formerly of Canning, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 21, 2009, in Haliburton Place, Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in Yarmouth, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Franklin) Bernard. Muriel is survived by daughters, Verna (Captain John) Upshaw, Three Mile Plains; Carolyn (Donald) Jones, Scarborough, Ont.; sister, Vera Gibson, Halifax; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Criss; ten month old daughter, Margaret; seven year old grandchild, Kelvin Upshaw; brothers, George and Harold; sisters, Mildred Brown and Catherine Blagdon. 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. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 7027 Hwy 14, Sweets Corner, Mr. Blair Jess officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Muriel may be made to the Annapolis Royal Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.
SMITH, Josie Dolena "Dolly"
83, Englishtown, passed away March 20, 2009, in Victoria County Memorial Hospital. Born in Tarbat, she was a daughter of the late D.W. and Margaret "Peggy" (Morrison) MacLeod. She was a member of the following: North River/North Shore Presbyterian Pastoral Church, a treasurer of North Shore and District Volunteer Fire Dept. for 25 years, AMS, Home and Hospital, North Shore Home and School, and North Shore Seniors' Society. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, bingo, cooking, baking and community functions. She is survived by her husband, Les Smith; daughters, Merle (Mike) MacDonald, Bras d'Or; Debbie (Angus) MacLeod, Goose Cove; sister, Effie Shaw, Baddeck Bay; grandchildren, David (Carla) MacDonald, Fort McMurray, Alta.; Dale MacDonald, Antigonish; Morris MacLeod, Halifax; Kieran MacLeod, Goose Cove; great-grandchildren, Nicholas MacDonald, Fort McMurray (Nanny's pride and joy); several nieces, nephews, cousins; sister-in-law, Marilyn (Joe) Gledhill, Halifax. She was predeceased by her first husband, M.J. Buchanon; sisters, Margaret Ann Campbell, Christy Stevenson; niece, Sandra Shaw; nephew, Kenneth Stevenson; half-sister, Molly Campbell and nephew, Billy Davis. Visitation to take place in North River Presbyterian Church, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, with funeral also Wednesday at 2 p.m. in North River Presbyterian Church. Rev. Shirley Murdock officiating. Burial will be in Pinehill Cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck.
WITHROW, Munroe Anthony "Bud"
85, of Rawdon Gold Mines, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 20, 2009, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in Rawdon Gold Mines, he was a son of the late Robert and Martha Jane (Wellwood) Withrow. He resided in Rawdon Gold Mines all of his life and was a member of St. Paul's Anglican Parish at Centre Rawdon and the Union Church in Rawdon Gold Mines. For 37 years he was employed with the Dept. of Natural Resources at Shubenacadie mostly with the carpentry division and for a time showing movies and artifacts to schools throughout the province. He is survived by sister, Laura Harvie (Everett), Lunenberg, Mass.; sister-in-law, Margaret Withrow- Woodman (Earl), Berwick; three nieces and two nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Robert, Holmes and sister, Jean. There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in St. Paul's Anglican Church Centre Rawdon, Rev Marilyn Lamb officiating. Interment will take place in the church cemetery. There will be a reception following in Rawdon Gold Mines Community Hall. Family flowers only and in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Rawdon Hills Health Centre or the Anglican Parish of Rawdon.
TIGHE, Ivan Frederick
25, New Victoria, died Thursday, March 19, 2009. He was the son of Catherine Tighe and Joseph Ling. Surviving are girlfriend, Nicole; sisters, Bernice, Tammy; brothers, Paul, Tyler; nieces, Brooklynn, Isabella, Ashley, Missie; nephews, Chris, Landon; grandfather, Wallace Tighe; grandmother, Bernice Tatlock. Predeceased by sister, Joy; grandmother, Joyce Tighe; grandfather, Arnold Tatlock. Visitation today 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. A celebration of life 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Michael's, Parish of St. Leonard, reception to follow. Interment at a later date.
HOUGHTON, Judith Anne
She was born February 27, 1959, and passed away Friday, March 20, 2009. She leaves behind her daughter, Ebony Houghton and her son, Michael Blakeney. To say goodbye to Judy, please meet at 7 Sandalwoods Terrace, Eastern Passage on Thursday, March 26th at 2 p.m.