ANDERSON (Doolan), Betty, "Sister Catherine John"
We are celebrating the life of Betty Anderson, 82 years of age. Born in Halifax and passed away March 12, 2009, in a hospital in Regina, Sask., she was the cherished wife of Edsell Anderson, Regina, formerly of Fosston, Sask. She was the loving mother of Valerie, Melvin and Sidney, and grandmother to eight beautiful grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Margaret Doolan of Toronto, Ont., and Shirley Lahey (late Paul) of Ottawa, Ont., all previously of Halifax. She was predeceased by her sister, Helen (Erwin Daley, Ottawa). Betty graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University in Dietitics and joined the Religious Order of the Sisters of Charity, Sister Catherine John, where she spent 22 years. Later she moved to Saskatchewan and worked for the Medical Association of Saskatchewan as a Dietician. The funeral took place Thursday, March 19, in Christ the King Catholic Church, Rose Valley, Sask. Funeral arrangements were handled by Terry Thompkins Funeral Home in Wadena, Sask. "May she rest in peace". The Anderson and Doolan families.
YOUNG (Burke), Tammy Catherine
34, of Lower Sackville, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of Judy (Leaman) Burke and Lawrence Burke (Debbie). Tammy was a very kind and generous person that always lived life to the fullest, and even though she didn't fulfill her dreams of being a nurse she always found a way to help people. Tammy enjoyed being with her family, bingo night with friends, and UFC nights with her husband, Rickey. Tammy's whole world was her children, and she was the most real, most genuine person, that always spoke her mind. Tammy is survived by her husband of 18 years, Rickey Young, and children, Nicholas, Sarah, Chloe; sister, Jennifer (Nick); maternal grandparents, George and Kay Leaman; the Young family and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Roderick and Ruth Burke. A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 28, at 1:30 p.m. with a visitation at 1 p.m. in Knox United Church, 567 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Burial to follow. Immediate family flowers only please. Donations in Tammy's memory can be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the VG Site (473-3119).
BEEBE, Donald Lloyd
82, Wentworth, passed away Friday, March 27 in Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday, March 30 in MacDiarmid's Funeral Home, Wentworth (447-2930). The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the Fundamental Bible Church, 2164 Hwy. 368, Middleboro.
LeBLANC, Margaret Celina
91, Starrs Road, Yarmouth, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born December 23, 1917, in Yarmouth, she was a daughter of the late John and Agnes LeBlanc. She was a homemaker, and she had a great love for children. Surviving are her children, James (Gloria) LeBlanc, Rockville; John (Anne) LeBlanc, Ontario; Frances "Bunny" (Jackie) Davis, Lower Sackville; special grandson, David, Yarmouth; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sisters, Julie Newell and Mildred Frost, both of Yarmouth; brother, Robert White, Yarmouth. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by sisters, Alice, Theresa and Celeste; brothers, Henry, Amos, George and Leo. Visitation will take place from 2-4 and again from 7-9 p.m. today, with prayers at 8 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 28, all in H. M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, 29 Albert St., Yarmouth, Father John MacPherson officiating. Spring interment will take place in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery, Yarmouth. It has been requested that there be family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation.
MacNEIL (Gallant), Marcella
Passed away peacefully in The Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg, On., on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, in her 93rd year. Marcella Gallant, beloved wife of the late Joseph MacNeil; dear mother of Marie MacIntyre (Leslie), Daniel (Delores), Mary Waite (Calvin), Hasard (Sharon), Elmer (Mary), Phyllis DeYoung (William), Adrian (Doris), Geraldine MacInnis (Ira), Mary Louise MacNeil (Russ), Wendel (Barb), Joseph (Terry) and Wanda Davis (William). She will be missed by her 35 grandchildren; 70 great- grandchildren and her great great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by two grandchildren. She was a sister of Fred Gallant (Reta), George Gallant, Sam Gallant (Sandy), Melvin Gallant (Florence), Wayne Gallant (Sharon), Hilda McLean, Lil Dunnvan and the late Joseph, Agnes MacNeil and Della Hasdeh. She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at Ross Funeral Chapel, 135 Walton St., Port Hope, today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with parish prayers at 8 p.m. A service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, March 28, at 11 a.m. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
MILBERY, Lorne Ross
73, South Ohio, Yarmouth Co., passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born on January 28, 1936, in Bear river, Digby Co., he was a son of the late Harry and Alena (Hicks) Milbery. Lorne worked for Irving Oil for many years and was a self-employed woodsman. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He is survived by wife, Lorraine; daughter, Lori (Charles) Hanf, Yarmouth; son, Alan (Shirley) Milbery, South Ohio; brother, Richard Milbery, Bridgewater; sisters, Karolyn (Michael) Norman, British Columbia; Marjorie (Donald) Fraser, Dartmouth; Louise (Ron) Bain, Yarmouth; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Marlene Knight, Mississauga, Ont.; Katherine Lynn Chisholm, Harrietsfield, Halifax and his stepgrandson. Lorne was predeceased by son, Robert; stepson, Michael Chisholm; brothers, Kenneth, Arnold and George. The remains are resting in Sweenys Funeral Home, Yarmouth. Visiting hours are today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in Yarmouth Wesleyan Church, Saturday, March 28, at 3 p.m. with Rev. David Wilcox officiating. Interment will be held in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.
Passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Georgetown Hospital. Garnet, in his 71st year, beloved husband of Carol; loving father of Susan and her husband, Dave Sosniak and Bruce Cameron; proud grandfather of Jordan and Benjamin; dear brother of Ruth and her husband, Tony Michasiw. Friends will be received in J.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, north of Maple Ave., Georgetown, (905) 877-3631 on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Monday, March 30, at 11 a.m. Cremation has taken place. In memory, contributions to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Georgetown Hospital or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
GRANT, Esther Olice
94, East Gore, passed away March 23, 2009, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born November 8, 1914, in Conns Mills, she was a daughter of the late George and Annie (Chestnut) Thompson. Esther took teaching at the Provincial Normal College in Truro. She taught in Nine Mile River, Pictou, East Gore, and Rawdon before teaching at Hants North Rural High as a math teacher. She was a highly respected teacher and tutor after she retired from teaching. She was very involved in the school and the community, as well as many horse endeavours with her daughter and granddaughter. She also loved to travel with her husband all over the world and supervised many class trips abroad. Many will remember her strong independence, great baking, her reciting of poems, welcoming arms for all of her grandchildren, and being there whenever needed. Esther is survived by her sons, Richard (Phyllis) Grant, Ontario; Avery Grant, East Gore and daughter, Glenice (Glen) Brathwaite, East Gore, plus many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Esther was predeceased by her beloved husband and soulmate, Frank Grant; daughter, Gladys; brothers, Richard, Mark, Edward, and Spurgeon, and sisters, Evelyn, Mae, Carrie, Sadie, Grace, Elsie, Oressa, and Ruby. Cremation has taken place with no visitation or service at her request. Private family committal at a later date. Donations in memory can be made to West Gore Church of Christ Disciples, West Gore. Arrangements entrusted to the compassioniate care of J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, hwy 354, Kennetcook, Hants Co. 1-902-362-2440. E-mail condolences to: firstname.lastname@example.org Crossing the Bar "Sunset and evening star, and one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar, when I put out to sea. But such a tide as moving seems asleep, too full for sound and foam. When that which drew from the boundless deep Turns again home. Twilight and evening bell, and after the dark! And may there be no sadness of farewell, When I embark; for though from out our bourne of time and place. The flood may bear me far, I hope to see my Pilot face to face. When I have crossed the bar." Alfred Tennyson
57, Halifax, passed away at home, Wednesday, March 25, 2009. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Bernard O'Brien and Christine (McInnis) O'Brien. John was an avid fan of Connie Francis and Patsy Cline and often sang their hits at various venues. He was also quite a dancer in youth and enjoyed the mysteries of life. An avid reader of the paranormal, he particularly liked Bluenose Ghosts and would regale you with hair raising tales. John will be really missed by his family, friends and many neighbours who came to know him as a polite and wonderful person. In recent years his move to Glenda Crescent was described as one of the best places he had ever lived. His friends at Tim Horton's on Dutch Village Road will remember him as a person who loved life and enjoyed talking to people. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his stepmother, Clara (Graves) O'Brien and his brother, Gregory in infancy. Surviving are John's brothers, Bernard, Winnipeg; Jerome (Diane), Halifax; David (Karen), Langley, B.C.; several nieces and nephews as well as numerous cousins, aunts and uncles. He is now wrapped in the arms of his loving parents. Visitation will be held today from 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 28, at 10 a.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home with a reception to follow. Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.
GOREHAM, Vincent Delbert "Tom"
75, Upper Clyde, formerly of Wood's Harbour, passed away March 26, 2009. Born in Wood's Harbour on April 27,1934, he was a son of the late Vincent and Jenevra (Nickerson) Goreham. He was an avid boater with a membership at the Yacht Club, Shelburne. He also enjoyed hunting. Tom will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. He is survived by his wife, the former Nellie Stoddard; sons, Robert (Susan), Wood's Harbour; Freddie (Marla), Wood's Harbour; daughters, Janet (Bruce) Reynolds, Port LaTour; Cindy (Rodney) Brannen, Barrington Passage; Sheryl (Donnie) Muise, Grand Prairie, Alta.; Angel, Indian Fields; brother, Gordon (Lois), Wood's Harbour; sisters, Dorothy (Roddy) Nickerson, Doctor's Cove; Pearl (Charles) Jeffrey, Wood's Harbour; friend, Doreen Ryer; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by sister, Emma. Visitation will be Saturday, March 28, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in H. Huskilson's Funeral Home Barrington, with funeral service Sunday, March 29, at 2 p.m. in H. Huskilson's Memorial Chapel, Barrington, Pastor Bradley Pass officiating. Interment will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Upper Wood's Harbour. Memorial donations may be made to Rosalin Nickerson "CARE" Fund.
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 was held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. today 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.
MORIARTY (O'Connor), Kathleen Therese
51, passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit, QEII Health Sciences Centre, on March 26, 2009, after a 20 month battle with cancer. A dedicated and beloved daughter, sister, mother and friend to all she met and she was surrounded by loved ones in her last moments. Gerard Moriarty, her husband of 20 years predeceased her in 2000. Survived by children, Matthew and Sarah, both in Ottawa, Ont., and Liam in Halifax; her parents, Edmund and Elaine; sister, Ellen (Mike) Sims; brothers, Jim, Paul (Jennifer)and Dave (Stephanie); her sister-in-law, Ann-Louise Moriarty-Taylor (Scott Taylor); and several nieces and nephews, all in Halifax. She was born in North Sydney and raised and educated in Halifax at J.L. Ilsley High and Saint Mary's University. She resided with her husband in Sydney, and Dartmouth, St. John's, N.L., Ottawa and Kingston, Ont., and then back to Halifax as a widow in 2002. Therese left a trail of unconditional love wherever she lived. Since 2005, she has enjoyed the love and dedication of her fiancée, Herb Lustig, of Sarasota, Fla., and for which her family is eternally grateful for his compassion and assistance. Therese had a passion for helping others through her charitable works and part-time employment. These included The Red Cross, The United Way, Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch; Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Christmas Exchange and the Ovarian Cancer of Canada, for which she is past co-chair of the Walk of Hope. A devout Catholic, she tremendously enjoyed singing in church choirs, gathering with family and friends and working various arts and crafts. Therese loved her pet dogs; her last surviving is a Border Collie, Jag. Special thanks are left with various departments of QEII Health Sciences Centre for their dedication and loving service. Visitation 2-4, 6-8 p.m. on Monday, March 30, in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street, Halifax. Funeral service to be held Tuesday, March 31 in St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m.. Cremation to follow. Burial in Gate of Heaven at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the QEII Foundation and Ovarian Cancer Canada.