GORDON, Sarah "Ann"
Truro. On March 23, 2009, we lost our mother and best friend who passed away in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in South River, Antigonish Co., she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Callaghan) Kelly. The eldest of nine children, she spent the first part of her life on the family farm. Active throughout her long life, Ann was well-known and respected in the Truro community. She had the reputation of being honest, friendly and straight forward. Her door was always open to anyone seeking sage advice. Ann enjoyed a 20 year career in retail at Margolians Ltd. and later she was employed at Lloyd Smith's. A few of the many activities that Ann enjoyed included maintaining a 45 year membership in the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Branch 26. She was a member of the Catholic Women's League for 37 years. She enjoyed many years at the family cottage in Marshville and maintaining a beautiful garden. Ann enjoyed her "Bridge Club" playing with the same group of friends for over 60 years. She will be best remembered by family and friends for her strong faith in God and her church. She is survived by daughters, Brenda (David) Randall, Bedford; Karen (Phil) Cole, Truro; Karla (Kirby) Thompson, Truro; daughter-in-law, Betty Hirtle-Gordon, Enfield; grandchildren, Stephen (Young-ah) Gordon, Janet (Rick) Caravona, Lindsay (Jeremy) Delorey, Nicholas and Jeff Cole, Kris and Kelsey Thompson; great-grandchildren, Davin, Ewan, Keenan Gordon, Addison and Emmerson Caravona; brother, John Kelly, St. Andrews; sister, Mary Martin, Ontario; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph; son, Brian; sisters, Nora Kelly, Florence Smith; brothers, Hughie, Dan, Maurice, Mike; sisters-in-law, Mary Thomas, Charlotte Gordon, Florence Warren. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. with a Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxilary Tribute Service at 7 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Funeral service on Thursday at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, 669 Prince St., with Father Lloyd O'Neill officiating. Spring interment in Robie Street Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in her memory may be made to Kane's Kitchen (Immaculate Conception Church) or the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Equipment Fund.
NICKERSON, Howard Woodman
Age 64. Born on May 23, 1944, he passed away very suddenly at his home in Dartmouth. He is survived by his daughter, Angela Allen and her fiancÚ, Michael Chipman, of Dartmouth; son, Aaron Allen and his wife, Cathy, of Miramichi, N.B.; brothers, Avery and Robert; and sister, Gloria. A memorial service will be held in City Heights Church, 946 Main St., Dartmouth at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 27. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or City Heights Church. He will be sadly missed, but never forgotten.
TANCOCK, Aaron Dempster Travis
With great sorrow the family announces the passing of Aaron in Calgary, Alta., on Thursday, March 19, 2009. Born in Inuvik, N.W.T., on April 16, 1983, at the end of the Dempster Highway, which gave Aaron one of his middle names and a connection to his grandfather who was instrumental in naming that scenic highway, Aaron lived, worked and visited in most of Canada. He frequently spoke about the good times he had with friends and coworkers, early on in the scallop fishing industry and lately in the roofing business of which he was the very proud owner of his own business in the southern Alberta region. Aaron's gregarious and giving personality garnered him friends throughout his various travels but he always felt the need and the urge to come home for precious time with family and close friends. Receiving his formal education in Lunenburg County he combined his love for the sea, the woods, many sports, his music and good companionship in his quest for a full and meaningful life. Among his many interests were collecting baseball cards, playing soccer, baseball and basketball, fishing the lakes and seashores of Nova Scotia, playing with his dog and hanging out with good friends. Aaron took immense joy in his music and taught himself and then his sister to play guitar. In his short 25 years Aaron encountered many obstacles but strove to successfully overcome most of them with sheer determination and the help of those who loved him. Aaron will be missed forever by his mom, Elizabeth Rita Tancock (Farr) of Dayspring; his dad, Lloyd Tancock of Bridgewater; sister, Sonya Tancock of East LaHave; stepsister, Tracy Bergen of Calgary, Alta.; stepbrother, Jason Humeniuk of Surrey, B.C. Also, he most assuredly will be missed by his faithful dog, Sniper. Following Aaron's wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial celebration of Aaron's life journey will take place on Tuesday, April 7, at 2 p.m. in Faith Baptist Chapel No. 11279 Highway 3, Centre (adjoining Lunenburg), Pastor Steve Hiltz officiating. All are welcome to join the family at a reception to follow in the church auditorium. Memorial donations may be made to S.H.A.I.D. Tree Animal Shelter.
CARROLL, Marion Elizabeth
79, Dartmouth, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late Aloysius and Anna (MacDonald) Carroll. She retired in 1991 after many years of service with the federal government. Marion was a very generous person who supported many charities over her lifetime. Surviving are her sisters, Winnifred Day, Dartmouth; Regina Gillis, Tampa, Fla., and Anne MacDonald, Port Orange, Fla.; niece, Carolyn Weidinger, Calgary; Marlene Gillis, Brandon, Fla.; nephews, Vincent MacDonald, Port Orange; James MacDonald, Port Orange; Rod Gillis, Tampa; Darrell Gillis, Tampa. She was predeceased by her brother, Patrick Carroll. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Friday, March 27, in St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, 199 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth, Father Charles Burke officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Interment to take place at a later date in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Paul's Parish, Dartmouth.
KAISER, Amy Frances
94, Bickerton West, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in High Crest Nursing Home, Sherbrooke. Born August 28, 1914, in Port Bickerton, she was a daughter of the late John William and Nettie (Kaiser) Jack. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Amy especially enjoyed her family, her bible, quilting and gardening. She is survived by sons, Sheldon, Bickerton West; Herman (Linda), Dartmouth; daughters, Lois (Eric) Eddy, Dartmouth; Sheila (Darryl) Naugle, Wainwright, Alta.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, Reginald; two grandchildren; brothers, Harold, George, Bruce, Roy, Donald and Douglas. Visitation today 6-8 p.m. in St. Paul's Anglican Church, Port Bickerton, where funeral service will be held Friday, March 27, at 11 a.m., Rev. Dawn Leger officiating. Burial at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to St. Paul's Church, Port Bickerton. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ecum Secum Funeral Home.
SLAUNWHITE, Richard Nathan
Terence Bay. It is with great sadness we announce the loss of a loving father, husband and grandfather on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Ted and Laura (Jollimore) Slaunwhite. Richard worked at Moirs for 41 years. He enjoyed all musical instruments and playing the fiddle, as well he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Richard is survived by wife, Patricia (Kelly) Slaunwhite; daughter, Heather (Steve Krafft) and their sons, Sean and Ross; stepdaughters, Shelley (Frankie LeRue) and their sons, Thomas, Richard and Justin; Tammy Rines and her daughters, Crystal and Candace; stepsons, Rodney (Delena Wood) and their children, Amanda and Jordon; Wade (Tracey Wood) and their children, Kyle and Jessica; sister, Beatty (Roy Landry); brothers, Murdock, Donny and Elsworth (Linda); great-grandchildren, Caleb, Madisyn, Hailey and Kyleigh; mother-in-law, Jean Kelly and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Miranda Slaunwhite; brothers, Auldon Slaunwhite, Barney Slaunwhite, and Edward Slaunwhite. Funeral service will be held March 28, at 11 a.m. in St. Paul's Anglican Church, Terence Bay, Rev. Lisa G. Vaughn officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Donations may be made to the family and/or the church. No flowers by request. Special thanks to all the nurses, especially Charlotte and Sarah and also staff at the VG Site, QEII.
HARDY, Merle Aileen
79, Bridgewater, passed away March 24, 2009, in Cedarstone Enhanced Care Facility, Truro. Born on Tancook Island, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Bertha (Mason) Baker. She had a great passion for gardening and dancing. She was a member of the Martins River Garden Club and a longtime member of South Shore Singles Club. She is survived by her son, Darrell (Colleen), Lower Sackville; daughter, Marina Zwicker, Bridgewater; grandchildren, Christopher, Peter, Crystal, Clayton, Nicole and Mark; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Earl (Debbie) Baker, Tancook Island; Carroll "Carl" (Monique), Cumberland, Ont. She was predeceased by brothers, Lloyd and Vincent. Visitation will be held today from 7 to 9 p.m. in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater, from where a memorial service will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday, Rev. Eric Campbell officiating. No flowers by request. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. The family would like to thank Dr. Chris Cook and the staff of Cedarstone Enhanced Care in Truro for the continuous care shown to our mom. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater.
EYE, Ruth Helen
73, of Centreville, Kings Co., passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born on September 9, 1935, in Baxter's Harbour, Kings Co., she was a daughter of Mildred (Rogers) Schofield, Centreville and the late Gordon Schofield. She was employed with Dominion Paper Board, Northville, for many years. She enjoyed seasonal employment with Blueberry Acres and meeting new friends. She attended and helped to organize the Rogers Family Reunion. Ruth spent many hours in her backyard, enjoying her flower gardens while chatting with the neighbours. At anytime you could always see Ruth and her friend, Glenne Porter out walking. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her companion of 30 years, Vincent Corbin; daughter, Dallas (Ronald) White, Arlington; sons, Glen (Heather) Schofield, British Columbia; Dale (Lisa) Eye and Murray Eye, both of Church Street; stepchildren, Gerald Corbin, Alberta and Steven Corbin, British Columbia; sisters, Viola (Harry) Fox and Joyce Leslie (Don), both of Ontario; brothers, Harry (Doris), New Minas; Erwin (Marilyn), Mount Uniacke; David (Donna), Greenwich; grandchildren, Holly Schofield; Melisa and Meaghan Eye; Ben and Lyndsay White; Ashley and Morgan Eye; stepgrandchild, Nathan; great-grandchild, Shauna Eye; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Basil Eye and daughter-in-law, Juanita (Silver) Eye. Cremation has taken place under the direction of White Family Funeral Home, Kentville and there will be no visitation, by family request. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Rev. Marc Potvin and Rev. Robert Cross officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Lakeview Cemetery, Lakeville, Kings Co. Donations in memory may be made to Centreville Baptist Church or Centreville Good Neighbour Club. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
ZWICKER, Lloyd Grant "Lotto"
Of Tonge Hill, formerly of Scotch Village, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 22, 2009, with loved ones by his side. Born June 19, 1939, in Chester, Lloyd was a son of the late Basil Roy Zwicker and Marion Aucoin (Cochrane). A tireless entrepreneur and community volunteer, Lloyd embraced opportunities to share time with people and learn about their lives. A varied business career enabled Lloyd to enjoy both of these passions. Lloyd was a top sales performer for Avon Datsun in Falmouth from 1969-1980. He then created a new opportunity as a recognized and welcomed agent with the Atlantic Lottery Corp. Lloyd also owned and managed his own business ventures in Leisure Tours and Avon Enterprises Ltd. Lloyd was best known and remembered for his contributions locally to the Windsor Minor Sport community and for his support in the development of Junior Hockey in the Annapolis Valley area. Lloyd served in a variety of roles and capacities including time as a coach and manager on many hockey, baseball and softball teams, highlighted by the 1971 Windsor Dusters (Nova Scotia Mosquito Baseball Champions), the 1976 Newport Yankees (Nova Scotia Midget Softball Champions) and the leadership he provided to the development of women's hockey in the 1970s. He also made significant contributions as a minor sport executive that included roles as President of the Windsor and District Minor Hockey and Figure Skating Association (1970) and President of the Windsor and District Minor Baseball Association (1971). Lloyd's outstanding leadership and service has been recognized on numerous occasions including his outstanding service by the Nova Scotia Minor Hockey Council (1974) and as the Executive of the Year - Mainland Junior "B" Hockey League (1986). Local hockey fans will best remember Lloyd as the long-time founder and architect of the provincially successful Valley Jets franchise that created many magical moments for Valley players and fans. One of his proudest moments occurred in 1987 when the Jets won the Atlantic Canadian Junior "B" Hockey Championship. Two recent recognitions are very special to Lloyd's family and friends. In 1998, Lloyd was named Honorary Christmas Angel for the Family and Children's Services of Hants County and in 2001 Lloyd was inducted into the Windsor Birthplace of Hockey Hall of Fame in a memorable event. Lloyd was predeceased by his loving and devoted wife, Laura Annette (Brightman) Zwicker and sister, Frances Snair. He is survived by his sons, Jack (Kerrie), Windsor; Darrell (Sue), Newmarket, N.H.; David, (Andrea), Windsor; daughter, Kim (Wade), Mount Denson; granddaughters, Angie Barclay (Tom), Lindsay, Bryanna, Natasha, Danielle, Sarah; grandsons, Corey, Sam; great-granddaughters, Zoie and Hannah; nieces, Darlene Sanford (James) and children, Luke and Mae Ru; Lois Croman (Brian) and children Cory and Kyle; Carla Stephens (Adrien); Joy Ann O'Hearn (Jim) and children, Laura and Jason; Sharon Myler (Raymond) and children, Tara and Raymond; nephew, David Snair. Lloyd was member of the Windsor United Church, where he served as an Elder and as Past President of the A.O.T.S. Men's Club. He enjoyed country music, sports, dancing and traveling abroad (including many memorable bus trips to Stacey's Country Jamboree in Maine). Lloyd was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 9 Windsor. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317), where the family will receive visitors 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 26. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, March 27, in Windsor United Church, 613 King St., Windsor, with Rev. Bill Gibson officiating. Interment will take place in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor. A reception will follow in the upstairs of the Royal Canadian Legion, Empire Lane, Windsor. Donations in memory of Lloyd may be made to SMILE Program, C/O Acadia University, 550 Main St., Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6 or Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia (Annapolis Valley Chapter), c/o Jake Macdonald, 16 Maple Ave., Wolfville, NS B4P 2L7.
BANFIELD (Mader), Joyce Carroll
84, of Northwood Manor, formerly of Tantallon, passed away quietly on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, in Northwood Manor. She was born February 18, 1925, in Halifax to Royce and Marion Mader. She was a former pupil of Bloomfield School, Halifax and before her marriage to Aaron Lorne Banfield of Garnish N.L. in 1944, she worked at Moir's Chocolate. She will be sadly missed by her children, Darrell (Jackie), Lower Coverdale, N.B.; Christine (Ainsley) Hubley, Indian Harbour; Lorna (Michael) Green, Rines Creek; Glenn (Theresa), Elmsdale; Marion, South Uniacke; grandchildren, Darrell, Christopher, Shane, Scott, Colleen, Michael, Jon, Brendon and Allison; great- grandchildren, Ryan, Cassie, Victoria, Jacob, Alyssa, Rebecca, Tera, Jordyn and Jadyn; sisters, Jean, Gananoque, Ont.; Ruth, Oshawa, Ont.; Doris, Barrie, Ont.; brother, Dale (Jean), Prince Edward Island. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Lorne and son, Vernon Roy; sister, Gwen. Joyce's love of music is why her friends and family will gather on Thursday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, 13549 Peggy's Cove Rd., Tantallon to remember her in "song". A committal service will be held Friday, March 27, at 11 a.m. in William Black Memorial Cemetery, Glen Margaret. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia .