F. A. "Archie" BLACKBURN
BLACKBURN......Frederick Archibald "Archie", age 83, of Currys Corner, Hants County, passed away Saturday, July 19th., 2003, at the Q.E. II, New Halifax Infirmary, with his family at his side.
Born, January 9th., 1920, in Centre Burlington, Hants County, Nova Scotia, he was a son of the late Frederick and Lily (Singer) Blackburn.
Archie retired in 1985, after more than 33 years with Nova Scotia Power. He then worked for 18 years, at Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, until his illness. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas in the Provost Corp, of the Canadian Army. He loved sports, especially his Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox and was also a former coach in both minor hockey and minor baseball for several years. He was a member, elder and a very willing worker for the Windsor United Church, where he served on numerous committees. He was a faithful member and was Past Noble Grand of Pesaquid Lodge No. 38, Belvedere Encampment and also Leila Rebekah Lodge No. 59, Windsor. He served on many Grand Lodge Committees, was President of the I.O.O.F. Home Board, Pictou, and had served as Past District Deputy Grand Master. He was an avid gardener and in his earlier years enjoyed hunting, fishing and going to his son's camp at Panuke Lake.
Archie is survived by a son, Brian (Brenda), at home; daughter, Patricia (Paddy Jr.) Macumber, Falmouth; family friend, Beatrice "Bea" Hoyt, Centre Burlington; grandchildren, Alicia Selig and Sean McGinnis; great granddaughter, Alissa Selig; several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, the former Marjorie Ellen Crowell; sisters, Gertrude Greeno and Elsie Kerr; brother, Aubrey Blackburn.
Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 22nd., in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King Street, Windsor, where Pesaquid Lodge #38, will hold an Oddfellows service, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, followed by visitations at 7 p.m.
Funeral service will be held, 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 23rd., 2003, in the Windsor United Church, King Street, with Rev. Alex Mosher and Rev. Garnet Parker officiating. A private family interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor, followed by a reception in the Windsor United Church Hall.
Family flowers only, donations in memory of Archie, may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, the Windsor United Church or to a charity of one's choice.
DELBERT C. NUNN
NUNN......Delbert C., age 69, Scotch Village, Hants County, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2003, at home. Born October 28th, 1933, in Summerville, Hants County, he was a son of the late George and Sadie (Armstrong-Benedict) Nunn.
He retired as manager of Canada Manpower Centres in the Valley for the Federal Government, where he was employed for 36 years. Upon retirement, he worked on the farm for 14 years, which he dearly loved.
Delbert is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, the former Ann Lake; son, David (Elizabeth Grant) Nunn, Fall River; grandchildren, Lindsay Grant-Nunn, Jensen Grant-Nunn; brothers, Gordon (Margaret) Benedict, Summerville; Lawrence Nunn, Pembroke; Tom Nunn, Truro; Darrell Nunn, Summerville; Phillip Nunn, Newport; sisters, Gwendolyn (Lester) Rourke, Falmouth; Betty (Gary) Lyon, Summerville; mother-in-law, Sarah Fielden, Scotch Village; sister-in-law, Linda Nunn, Pembroke; family friend, Bernice Bissett, Newport.
He was predeceased by son, Robert Nunn; brother, Jack Nunn; sister, Linda in infancy.
Cremation has taken place under the care of Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King Street, Windsor, where visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Sunday, July 27. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, July 28, in Grace United Church, Walton, with Alex Mosher officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to charity of choice.
ALTHEA M. SPENCE
SPENCE......Mrs. Althea Mary "Nanny", age 90, of Ellershouse, Hants County, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 30th., 2003, at the home of her daughter, Marion in Ellershouse, surrounded by her loving family.
Born on August 21st., 1912, in Gypsum Mines, Hants County, Nova Scotia, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Annie (Lowthers) Cochrane.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Althea lived a very fulfilling life, that is a legacy to her children and grandchildren. She always found time for others, serving her community well, being for many years, treasurer of the Ellershouse Community Hall. She was a member of St. Louise Union Church, Ellershouse and a life member of the UCW. She was an avid card player and a dedicated Blue Jays baseball fan and rarely missed watching them play. She will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends. No one left her home without being welcomed at her table or sampling the "goodies" in her pantry.
She is survived by daughters, Audrey Ross, Windsor; Marion Mosher, Ellershouse; her sons, Laurie (Elaine) Spence, Ellershouse; Nathaniel "Than" (Brenda) Spence, Ellershouse; she was a very special grandmother to her 10 grandchildren, Danny, Tim (Holly) and Tony (Krista) Ross; Vicki (Hal) Fletcher; Dean Mosher; Owen (Donna), Ricky (Lorraine) and Rodney Spence; Wendy and Jason Spence; also by her 13 great grandchildren, Brandyn, Cameron, Logan, Ben and Sam Ross; Brett, Tyler and Jenna Fletcher; Haley Mosher; Amber, Phillip, Amanda and Jordan Spence; her great great-grandson, Cody; brother-in-law, Norman Spence, Windsor Elms.
She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Aubrey Fraser Spence (1998); twin granddaughters in infancy, Althea Lynn and Audrey Joyce Spence; son-in-law, Roger Mosher; sisters, Blanche Thompson; Madeline Lockhart; Maudie Harvey; Minnie Cochrane; brothers, Wilfred, James and Vincent Cochrane; Avard F. and George C. Cochrane in infancy.
Visitations 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, August 1st, 2003, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King Street, Windsor.
A celebration of Althea's life, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 2nd, 2003, in the Funeral Home Chapel, with Padre` Earle Leslie officiating. A private family interment in the Ste. Croix Cemetery, St. Croix, followed by a reception.
By request, family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the building fund of Ellershouse United Church, c/o Pat Guild, Treasurer, Ellershouse, B0N 1L0; to Ellershouse Community Hall, c/o Helen Ross, R.R. 1, Ellershouse, B0N 1L0; or to a charity of one's choice.
MURIEL ESTELLA HATT
Hatt....Muriel Estella, age 93 of Windsor, formerly of Union Corner, Hants County, passed away Thursday, August 29th, 2002 at Hants Communty Hospital, Windsor.
Born on March 12th, 1909, in Chester Grant, Lunenburg County, she was a daughter of the late Dennis George and Viola Mae(Hennigar) Walker.
Muriel was a resident of Union Corner for 63 years.
She graduated from the Normal College in Truro, taught school for several years, and trained at the Nova Scotia Hospital, Dartmouth. She was a member of the Newport Baptist Church where she was a church clerk for many years, as well as other positions in the church. She also attended Kempt Baptist Church, Summerville, for many years.
Surving are daughter, Winnie M. Holden, Windsor; son, Whylie E. Hatt, Windsor; granddaughter, Marlene Holden and Gary Harpell "The Boy", Dartmouth; sisters, Marian Lenihan, New Ross; Faye Aalders, South Alton; sisters-in-law,Jean Hatt, Mahone Bay; Rena Walker, Chester Grant; special Pals Suzie, Hailey and Tasha.
She is predeceased by Husband, Murray Hatt (1977); daughter, Thelma in infancy; sister, Thelma Hatt and two sisters in infancy; brothers, Carroll and Lloyd; son-in-law, Eugene Holden (1967).
Visitation will be 2-4 Saturday, August 31st, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King St., Windsor, where funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m., Rev. Garnet Parker officiating with burial in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor. Reception to follow in Lindsay's Family Reception Centre, 184 King St. Donations maybe made to the S.P.C.A (Windsor Branch) P.O. Box 2274 Windsor, B0N-2T0 condolences and memorial donations may be made at www.lindsaysfuneralhome.com
Quote from granddaughter Marlene, "There has not been a decent meal in this house since Mum stopped cooking."
IRVAN ALFRED MELVIN
MELVIN......Irvan Alfred, age 82, of Town Road, Falmouth, Hants County, passed away on Sunday, September 1st., 2002, at the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor.
Born on September 28th., 1919, in Black River, Kings County, Nova Scotia, he was a son of the late Amos and Edna (Croft) Melvin.
He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas in the Canadian Army. A welder by trade, he was employed by Parson's Construction, Windsor and later became a partner in Windsor Welding.
Irvan is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Beulah Connors; daughters, Elaine (Edward) Crossley, Thompson, Manitoba; Cheryl, Sudbury, Ontario; son, Robert, Newport Station; 7 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; brothers, Dan (Judy) Melvin, New Ross; George Melvin, Windsor.
Cremation has taken place, under the care of Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King Street, Windsor.
A private family interment, will be held at a later date, in the Centre Falmouth Cemetery, Falmouth.
Donations in his memory, may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to the Canadian Cancer Society, would be appreciated by the family.
MARY ISABEL ALICE SMITH
SMITH......Mary Isabel Alice, age 62, of Windsor, Hants County, passed away on Sunday, September 1st., 2002, in the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor.
Born on July 18th., 1940, in East Uniacke, Hants County, Nova Scotia, she was a daughter of the late Harris Frederick Rafter and Daisy Eleanor (nee: Moore) Rafter.
She is survived by her husband, Earl Victor "Archie" Smith; daughters, Anna (Russell) Smith, Tatamagouche; Della (Ronnie) Freeman, Windsor; Paula (Kenny) Berringer, Windsor; sons, Kim (Angel), Mount Uniacke; Perry (Darcy), Ellershouse; Bruce (Tracy), Charlottetown, P.E.I.; Duane (Tammy), Windsor; 19 grandchildren; sisters, Eva (Harold) Hilchie, Mount Uniacke; Diana Rafter, Windsor; Eunice (Ronald) Marr, Saint John, N.B.; brother, John Rafter in Ontario; several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a son, Timothy Lawrence; grandson, Nathan Whitehead; a sister and two brothers in infancy.
Visitations 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, September 3rd., in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King Street, Windsor.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 4th., 2002, in the Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Elizabeth Johnson officiating. Interment following at the Brookside Cemetery, Shubenacadie.
Family flowers only, donations in her memory, may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to Dykeland Lodge, Windsor.
RITA JESSIE BENEDICT
BENEDICT......Rita Jessie, age 72, of Windsor, Hants County, passed away on Tuesday, November 5th, 2002, at the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, after a six year battle with cancer.
Born on February 25th, 1930, in Starrs Point, Kings County, Nova Scotia, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Sadie (nee: Brown) Kelly.
She especially enjoyed her family gatherings and was an avid wrestling fan.
She is survived by daughters, Heather (Royce) Tucker, Belmont; Darlene and Susan, both of Halifax; sons, Bruce (Wendy), Halifax; Timothy (Donna), Halifax; 9 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Rines, Kennetcook; Mildred Harnish, Kennetcook; brothers, Ralph Kelly, Halifax; Floyd (Carol) Kelly, Mosherville; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Herman Benedict; grandson, Adam Swinamer; sisters, Myrtle Butts and Ruby Best; brothers, Cecil, Les, Henry and Lawrence Kelly.
Cremation has taken place, under the care of Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home.
Visitation 7-9 p.m. Thursday, November 7th, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King Street, Windsor, where funeral service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Janice Feltham is officiating, followed by a reception at Lindsay's Family Reception Centre, 184 King Street, Windsor. Interment in the Riverside Cemetery, New Cheverie Road, Riverside.
Family flowers only, donations in her memory, may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, Hants Community Hospital or to the Canadian Cancer Society.
ALBERT NICHOLAS DAVIS
DAVIS......Albert Nicholas, age 92, of Newport Station, Hants County, Nova Scotia, passed away on Thursday, November 7th., 2002, at his home in Newport Station.
Born on July 29th., 1910, in Walton, Hants County, Nova Scotia, he was the only son of the late Jasper and Annie (nee: Sanford) Davis.
Before his retirement, he was employed with D.E.S. Enterprises, Windsor; Avon Valley Greenhouses, Falmouth and Fundy Gypsum Company, Wentworth Creek. For many years, he was custodian, manager and caretaker of the Riverview Haven Cemetery, Union Corner.
He is survived by daughters, Ada (Yvon) Gauvin, Brossard, Quebec; Emma (Vernon) Faulkner, Windsor; son, Alvin (Sharon), Newport Station; grandchildren, Tracey (Randall) Sanford and their son, Joseph of Three Mile Plains; Shawn (Kim) Davis and their children, Amy and Nash of Burlington; Angela Davis (Ronnie Sherman) and their children, Matthew and Austin of Newport Station; Brenda (Gregg) Robinson and their children, Matthew and Alex of Stillsville, Ontario; David (Brenda) Gauvin and their children, Andrew and Taylor of Brossard, Quebec; Ray (Margaret) Faulkner and their children, Bradley and Laura of Fall River; Doug (Mary) Faulkner and their children, Micheal and Brandon of Sydney Mines; Ron (Tammy) Faulkner and their daughter, Nicole of Lower Sackville.
Albert was predeceased by his wife, the former Enid Joyce Burgess (March 13th., 1992); sisters, Inez (Burton) Lantz; Alice (Harold) MacLeod.
Cremation has taken place, under the care of Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King Street, Windsor. No visitation or funeral service by request.
A Private graveside committal service will be held at Riverview Haven Cemetery, Union Corner, 2 p.m. Sunday, November 10th., 2002. The Rev. Garnet Parker is officiating.
Donations in Albert's memory, may be made to the Riverview Haven Cemetery or to a charity of ones choice.