SMITH, Evelyn B.
98, a longtime Berkeley resident died peacefully on March 25, 2009, in Ocean View Manor in Eastern Passage. Evelyn was born in Freeport, Long Island, Digby Co., and was the eldest daughter of Earnest and Zilla Mae (Pyne) Thurber. After completing high school by correspondence she graduated from Acadia University in 1934. She spent more than 36 years teaching in high schools in Nova Scotia, primarily in Barrington and Dartmouth where she was a Vice Principal and Head of the Math Department. She retired from teaching in 1975. Evelyn was an active member of First Baptist Church in Dartmouth for 40 years. She participated in many facets of the church including visiting, Board of Deacons, organizations for seniors, and Bible study. She also served three years as president of the United Baptist Woman's Missionary Union of the Atlantic Provinces, and followed that with becoming president of the Canadian Baptist Women. This led her to the North American Baptist Women's Union and then to the Baptist World Alliance. She also served with several other organizations such as Northwood Manor, CFUW, IODE, Rebekahs, Church Ministries and Women's Inter Church Council. Evelyn was a thoughtful, intelligent, good-humored and generous person. She inspired and amazed people with her ability to make the most of her years, traveling well into her nineties. Her retirement has been described as "Longevity with a Purpose". Evelyn is survived by daughter, Marilyn Smith of Dartmouth; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Brenda Smith of Aurora, Ont.; sister, Josephine Rossi of Vancouver, B.C.; three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, Murray and sister, Lucy. A memorial service and interment will take place this summer when most of the family will be able to attend.
LeBLANC (Meuse), Françoise Angèle
95, Nakile Home for Special Care, Argyle, and formerly of Belleville, Yarmouth Co., died peacefully with her family around her on Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in the home. She was a daughter of the late Thomas and Rose (Bourque) Meuse. She was a homemaker, and she was an exceptional cook. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur, as well as by grandsons, Randy Nickerson and Milton Belliveau; great-grandson, Matthew Cottreau; sisters, Regina, Louise, Frances, Florence; brother, Walter; sons-in-law, Leopold d'Entremont and Ronald Belliveau; daughter-in-law, Pamela LeBlanc. She is survived by daughters, Doris d'Entremont, Pubnico; Bernadine (Lendal) Nickerson, Carleton; Helen Belliveau, Pubnico; sons, Oscar (Margaret) LeBlanc, Carleton; Daniel (Audrey) LeBlanc, Belleville; Hector (Lorraine) LeBlanc, Belleville; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place from 7-9 p.m. today, with prayers at 8 p.m., both in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, 29 Albert St., Yarmouth. The funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 28, from St. Anne's Catholic Church, Ste. Anne-du-Ruisseau, Msgr. Gerald LeBlanc officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. It has been requested that there be family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Nakile Home for Special Care, or to a charity of choice. The family wishes to thank the staff of Nakile Home for Special Care, Dr. Roland Muise, the staff of Huskilson's Funeral Home, and all who will participate in the funeral.
LOUGH, Herbert Edwin "Ed"
74, Dartmouth. With deepest sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather at home on March 25, 2009, surrounded by his family. He was born in Beatty, Sask., on April 3, 1934, to the late Robert James and Eva Victoria (Ewart) Lough. Ed grew up in rural Saskatchewan and his love of the prairies stayed with him over the years. An enthusiastic sports fan all his life, he coached little league baseball and minor league hockey in Regina and Dartmouth and umpired senior baseball for many years in Halifax and Dartmouth. Ed began his 37 year career with Imperial Oil Ltd. in Regina in 1954, retiring from the Dartmouth Refinery in 1991. He went on to work for the Canadian Welding Bureau throughout Nova Scotia until July 2008. Surviving are his loving wife, Frances "Fran" (Hammond); sons, Ryan (Denise), Dartmouth; Rodney, Hamilton Ont.; Robert (Roberta), Dartmouth; daughter, Rhonda, Dartmouth and his cherished granddaughters, Grandpa to Taylor and Rachel Lough, Grampy to Jillian and Madison McLean, and Bugga to Alexa, Ashlyn and Breanna Lough. He maintained a very close loving relationship with his siblings. Also survived by sisters, Lorna (Al) Lamers, Southey, Sask.; Roberta Foley, Edmonton Alta.; Beth Rissling, Regina, Sask.; Beryl (John) Chester, Cranbrook B.C.; brothers, Ian (Connie); Sarnia Ont.; Keith, Regina, Sask., and several nieces and nephews who he adored. Besides his parents, Ed was predeceased by brother, Kenneth in infancy; in-laws, Howard and Tess Hammond; son-in-law, Bill McLean. Ed enjoyed life to the fullest, living each day in the moment. He loved to keep busy, but always had time for his family and friends. Ed was a man devoted to his family. He had a passion for gardening, the outdoors and nature. He loved refinishing furniture, tinkering and was a "jack of all trades". Ed had a positive outlook, was thoughtful and selfless in helping others, generous and giving of his time and assistance. Ed volunteered for many years in various places. He had fond memories of his hunting trips with "the guys" to Carrot River, Sask. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 28, at 10 a.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, Rev. Ivan Gregan officiating. Reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home Reception Centre. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Ed can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or your local animal shelter.
YOUNG, Elizabeth Frances "Betty"
Born August 2, 1928, passed away March 26, 2009, peacefully at home. Born in Allan's Island, Lamaline, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Jenny (Flemming) Haley. For over 40 years she enjoyed Saturday nights of dancing with her husband, family and friends. She was a loving, caring and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be sadly missed by all. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Murray; daughters, Cathy (Albert) Driscoll, Halifax; Cynthia (Dan Blackburn) Young, Halifax; sons, Wayne (Marion), Ketch Harbour; James (Joyce), Halifax; sisters, Marion Marcinov, Beatrice Slaney, Roberta Lambe, Ann Lambe; brothers, Benjamin Haley; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents Betty is predeceased by her sister, Minnie Etchegary; adolescent sisters, Gweny, Margaret and infant brother, Alphonses. Cremation has taken place along with a private family memorial service. A special thanks to the staff of Northwood Homecare and the VON.
WILSON, Hugh Charles "Hughie"
64, Glace Bay, passed away March 24, 2009, a son of the late Hugh and Marguerite Wilson. Surviving are sisters, Margie (Darrell) McMullin, Betty (Egan) McDonald; brothers, Jim (Marilyn), Kevin (Brenda); uncle, Earl (Kay) Wilson; nieces and nephews, Darren, Trevor, Terry, Brent McMullin, Sean, Danielle, Mark, Laura, Sara, Erika, Stephen, Melissa. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Monday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay. Memorial service Tuesday, 10 a.m. in Holy Cross Church. Interment at a later date. Reception in church hall.
HARTLING, Arthur Grant
90, of Halifax, passed away after a short illness in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, on March 25, 2009. He was born on January 21, 1919, in Harrigan Cove, Halifax Co., a son of the late William and Bessie Hartling. He is survived by his second wife, Nell (MacKenzie) and her son, David; daughter, Heather (Simms) and his sons, George, Lower Sackville; Gary, Salmon Arm, B.C.; daughter, Katherine Bower, Shelburne; five granddaughters; one grandson; one great-granddaughter; brothers, Everett and William; sisters, Ellen Crowe and Janet Andrews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mary (Eversfield); three daughters in infancy and brothers, Robert and Edgar. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force and was posted to a number of locations, including a rushed trip by motor torpedo boat to the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, during the Second World War. He was employed as a carpenter after the war and worked for a number of companies including Simpson/Sears from which he retired. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was a very active person and was involved in many community activities in Northwood Centre. The body has been cremated and a memorial service will be held on Monday, March 30, at 2:30 p.m. in Shirley Burnstein Hall, Northwood Centre, Halifax, Rev. Jim Anderson officiating. A reception will follow the memorial service in Northwood Centre. The interment will be in Anglican Church Cemetery in Harrigan Cove at a later date. The family wishes to extend a sincere thank to you the staff of Northwood Centre and the Halifax Infirmary for their care and consideration. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that a donation may be made to the Northwood Foundation, 2615 Northwood Terrace, Halifax, NS B3K 3S5, or a charity of choice.
ALCOCK, Helen Margaret
Age 78 years of Wellington, Yarmouth Co., passed away March 25, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born on September 8, 1930, in Burlington, Kings Co., she was a daughter of the late Blake and Laura Maude (Nixon) Bullerwell. Helen was an adherent of Yarmouth North United Baptist Church. She worked in the Halifax Infirmary and Yarmouth Regional Hospital. She is survived by daughters, Janet (Joe) Doucette of Wellington; Susan (Danny) Robar of Yarmouth; Debora (Terry) Huskins of Tusket; sons, Gordie (Susan) Grant of Yarmouth; Russell Grant of Halifax; brothers, Frank (Freda) Bullerwell of Brooklyn; Murray Bullerwell of Beaver River; Joseph Bullerwell of New Tusket; sisters, Florence Robicheau of Brooklyn and Gloria Martinelli of Brooklyn; along with 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Helen was predeceased by her first husband, Victor Grant; second husband, Terry Alcock and sons, Victor, Curtis and Gary. By request, no visitation. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. today in Chebogue Cemetery with Rev. A.D. "Bill" Newell officiating. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Yarmouth North United Baptist Church, Canadian Cancer Society or Chebogue Cemetery.
SHORTALL, Paul Joseph
76, of Halifax. It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our father on March 25, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was a lovely man with a great sense of humor who enjoyed a good joke. In younger days, he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his buddies. He loved Newfoundland and Irish music and was wonderfully talented at the piano, accordion, and guitar. He enjoyed bantering with his sons-in-law about hockey and his favorite teams. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Fairview Branch. He worked at Toledo Scales and Howe Richardson as a Mechanical Technician for more than 30 years. Born in St. John's, N.L., he was a son of the late John and Gertrude (Madden) Shortall. He is survived by his daughters, Linda (Kevin) Whalen, Roseanne (Ken) Anderson, Judy (William) Wensel; son, Paul; nine grandchildren, all of Halifax; brothers, Thomas, Patrick, Kevin, Leonard and their families, all of Newfoundland. He was predeceased by brothers, Bernard, Michael, Francis and twin brother, John. Visitation will take place today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayer's Rd., Halifax, where funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28. Reception to follow. Family flowers only. Donations in memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Lung Association of Nova Scotia.
RAY, Carl Norman
80, Upper Kennetcook, passed away in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax, on March 24, 2009. Born in Teepee Creek, Alta., he was a son of the late Isaac and Gladys (MacKenzie) Ray. Norman served in Korea, Japan, Germany, and Egypt, with the Princess Patricia Canada Light Infantry in the Canadian Armed Forces for 30 years. He was a long-time resident of Upper Kennetcook. Norman was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Noel, and also a member of Four Points Recreation Centre, Latties Brook. He is survived by the love of his life, wife, Hilda Burton; children, Elaine Hudson (Todd), Valerie Ray (Kim Gulliver), Alexandra Hamilton (Rudy), Michael Ray, Norma Soloman (Joel); grandchildren, Stefan, Joy (Tim Wynn), Matthew, Jordan and Lucas; great-grandson, Nikolis; brother, Earl (June), sister, Betty Curran. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. There will be no visitation or service by request. Interment at a later date. Donations in memory of Norman may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.
I was that which others did not want to be,
I went where others feared to go, and did what others failed to do.
I asked nothing to those who gave nothing,
and reluctantly accepted the thought of Eternal Loneliness
...should I fail.
I have seen the face of Terror,
felt the stinging cold of fear,
and enjoyed the sweet taste of a moments love,
I have cried, pained and hoped
...but most of all,
I have lived times others would say were best Forgotten,
At least some day I will be able to say,
that I was proud of what I was.
McBURNIE, Jeanette Frances "Jennie"
September 1917 - March 2009.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jeanette Frances MacBurnie in the 91st year of her life. She passed away peacefully, Tuesday, March 24, 2009, in Northwood Care Centre, in Halifax. Jennie is survived by sons, Gordon and George; daughters, Lauretta (Hemens) and Patricia (Moir); brother, Kenneth Wood. She will be sadly missed by grandchildren, Diana, Dennis, Kathy, Gary, Heather, Bruce and Mark; nine great- grandchildren and one great great-grandchild, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. She will be fondly remembered by many friends. Friends and family will gather for a service to honour and celebrate Jennie's life 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28th in Cruikshanks Halifax Funeral Home, 2032 Robie St., Halifax. Cruikshank's on the Commons
DODGE, John Sponagle
87, of Dartmouth, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born on December 31, 1921, in Middleton, he was a son of Elizabeth (Meisner) and Lewis Anthony Dodge. He was predeceased by his brothers, Murray and Loring and sisters, Katherine, Elizabeth and Margaret. He is survived by his sister, Doris Agatha Rogers, Middleton, who currently resides in the original family home built by his father. He joined the RCAF at the age of 21 and spent four years overseas in bomber command as a navigator, completing a full tour of duty before he was shot down during his second tour over Germany January 7, 1945, where he became a prisoner of war for the remainder of the war until being liberated in May of 1945. Post war he attended Dalhousie University, graduating in 1948 with a commerce degree, later obtaining his Chartered Accountant designation through HR Doane and Company. He subsequently opened the Dartmouth branch of the firm before moving to Amherst then Truro, where he worked in two car dealerships as comptroller until he was asked by Ford Motor Company in 1961 to take over Fairley and Stevens Ltd. in Dartmouth. The business grew successfully for over 30 years until his retirement in the early 90's. John had three cherished hobbies aside from his family: playing the clarinet with the Dixi Tech Seven, enjoying the outdoors fishing with friends and family, and being known as a "crafty" left-handed golfer who thrived under pressure. He was a member of Peridia Golf club in Florida, Brightwood Golf and Country Club in Dartmouth and Northumberland Golf Club near his cottage in Pugwash. John was happily married to his wife, Helen for nearly 60 years and was the proud father of sons, Jim (Linda), Stephen (Holly), Peter (Shelagh) and Gary (Elizabeth). In his golden years, he was blessed by wonderful grandchildren, Graham, Christopher, Alex, Jaclyn, Nicholas, Jennifer, Rebecca, Julia, Caroline and Benjamin who will be able to remember him through his memoirs that he recently completed. There will be no visitation by family request and family flowers only please. Cremation has taken place with the funeral being held in Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church with Rev. Sandy MacDonald officiating on Monday, March 30, at 4:30 p.m., followed by a celebration of his life in nearby Brightwood Golf and Country Club at 5:30 p.m. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. The family would like to thank all of the Palliative care workers and staff of Dartmouth General Hospital, 3rd floor west. Arrangements are under A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Dartmouth.