HAYES, Trooper Corey
Trooper Corey Hayes died on March 20, 2009, in service to his country on Task Force 08-03 Afghanistan at the age of 22. Raised in Ripples, N.B., he attended Minto Memorial High School and Wawanesa High School in Manitoba. He loved to be with his friends, play hockey, skateboard and participate in most extreme sports. Corey will always be remembered with a smile and encouraging words by his mother, Donna Beek; his stepfather, Bertramn Beek; his father, Joe Hayes; his stepbrother, Robert Beek; his half-brothers, James and Patrick Beek and Craig and Kyle Moretto, along with his half-sister, Bethany Hayes. He will also be remembered by his grandparents, Ralph and Jenny Beek and Amelia Deme as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Corey's visitation will be held in St. Luke's Chapel, CFB Gagetown, from 2-5 p.m. and from 6-9 p.m. on March 30. A military funeral service will take place in St. Luke's Chapel, CFB Gagetown, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 31. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home. 506-357-5100.
VAUGHAN, Arthur E.
Art Vaughan, beloved husband of Arline Vaughan, passed away March 23, 2009, in Lethbridge, Alta., at the age of 83. Art was born and raised in Martins Point. At the age of 16 he joined the Merchant Marines and served in that capacity during the Second World War. Art spent the majority of his life in the construction field working as a carpenter. In 1970 Art and Arline moved to Alberta to be closer to family. Beside his wife, Art is survived by Jim (Maureen) Scott, Lethbridge; Peggy (Jack) Wood, Creston B.C.; Murray (Bonnie) Scott, Kelowna, B.C. and Roger (Cheryl) Scott, Lethbridge. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Malcolm Vaughan and sister, Ida Armstrong. Art was predeceased by his parents, James and Annie Vaughan; brother, Roy; sisters, Mona and Florence. Funeral services will be held today in Lethbridge. Generations funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
BELLEFONTAINE, Stephen John
83, of Grand Désert, passed away peacefully in Twin Oaks Hospital on March 24, 2009. Born in West Chezzetcook, he was a son of Stephen and Mathilda (Wolf) Bellefontaine. He was a self-employed fisherman, fishing out of Three Fathom Harbour. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice (Julien); son, Glendon (Edie); daughters, Stephana, Heather, Shelley; grandsons, Derek and Morgan; great-granddaughter, Amanda; sister, Laura; brother, Felix; several nieces and nephews and two half-nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Oswald and Arthur; sisters, Emily and Hilda and half-sister, Edith Melda (LaPierre) Faulkner. Cremation has taken place. A funeral mass will be held Saturday, April 18, at 1 p.m. in St. Anselms Church, West Chezzetcook, Father Gregory Agyeman officiating. Burial will follow in St. Anselms Cemetery. No visitation or hall reception by request. Donations may be made to the St. Anselms Altar Society or the Palliative Care Unit of Twin Oaks Hospital.
BAYERS, Walter Philip
Passed away peacefully March 25, 2009, in The Birches, Musquodoboit Harbour. Born in East Petpeswick March 30, 1919, he was the son of the late Andrew and Bertha (Mosher) Bayers. He worked at Imperial Oil for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Josephine (Williams); daughter, Catherine; grandson, Andrew; great-granddaughter, Jade. He was predeceased by his sister, Alice and brother, Avon (ten days ago). Walter so enjoyed playing cards and listening to old-time fiddle music while eating apples. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. A memorial service will be held Monday, March 30, 2 p.m. in Rowlings Funeral Home. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to The Birches. Interment will be in St. Thomas' Cemetery, Musquodoboit Harbour.
PETTIPAS, John Joseph "Jackie"
65, East Chezzetcook, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, March 27, 2009. Jackie is survived by his daughter Nora, Halifax; sisters, Diane, Musquodoboit Harbour; Helen, Halifax; and Sharon, East Chezzetcook; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Nora Mae and father Ross Xavier Pettipas. Cremation has taken place. Mass will be held at St. Genevieve's Catholic Church, East Chezzetcook at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2009, Father Mark Cherry officiating.
WALTERS, Sylvia Effie
67, of Cowie Hill, Halifax, formerly of Yarmouth, passed away on March 26, 2009 at the VG Site, QEII. Sylvia was the daughter of the late Lyndon H. and Margaret E. Cann (Brittain). She moved to Halifax in her late teens. She was employed at Yarmouth Ice Cream & Dairy, the Grace Maternity Hospital and People's Credit Jewelers. She then took a position at Melville Nursing Lodge for the last sixteen years, retiring due to poor health. She was a member of the Pleasant Lake United Baptist Church in Yarmouth County. Sylvia was a people person. She loved spending time with her family and she gathered a host of friends throughout her life. She loved the birds and animals and took in all the strays she came across. She especially loved her dog "Bud". She loved flowers and tended her flower beds faithfully. She is survived by her former husband, Alan; son, Mark, Cowie Hill; brothers, Charles, Yarmouth; Malcolm, Cowie Hill; John (Debbie); sisters, Helen (Donald A.) Gavel, Yarmouth; Beverly Desrochers, London, Ont.; Donna King, Dartmouth and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her brother Bryce and her sister-in-law Dorothy. Visitation will be held Monday, March 30 from 7-9 p.m. from Sweeny's Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place Tuesday, March 31 at 2 p.m. from Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dennis Leamont officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Hebron, Yarmouth County. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, the Tri-County Victorian Order of Nurses or charity of choice.
DeCOSTE, Ellen Jane "Helen"
92, formerly of Monastery, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2009, in R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish. Born in New Glasgow, she was the only daughter of the late Henry and Rachel (Pettipas) Mattie. She was employed as a cook at the Skye Motel, The Cove Motel and R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home. She worked for S.W. Gondour and G.W. Atwater Store in Monastery and Carpans Cabins, Tracadie. She was caretaker at St. Peter's Church, Tracadie and worked at Acadia Fisheries in Mulgrave. She was a member of Ste. Anne's Society, a member of Tracadie and District Volunteer Fire Department and for the past 42 years a member of the Tracadie C.W.L. Helen loved to play cards and bingo, taking trips with her daughters and having her many friends around. She especially enjoyed her family gatherings when the family played and sang. She was an avid Montreal Canadians fan. Helen was most proud of her five generations of which there were 13. Helen and her husband Jim lived on the homestead at Monastery cared for by son, Bill and daughter-in-law, Alva. After Jim was hospitalized she moved to Greenwold Manor to be near the hospital. When she could no longer care for herself she moved to Heatherton to be cared for by her daughter, Kay and husband, Percy. She became a resident of R.K. in 1997 where she received excellent care. She is survived by daughters, Kathleen Gallant (Percy), Heatherton; Theresa Landry (Joe), Afton; Emma DeCoff (Ronnie), Innisfil, Ont.; Marjorie Kahrer, Vermillion Bay, Ont.; Mary Mattie, Heatherton; Helen Stewart (Gerald), Monastery; Eileen Moore (Frankie), Fort McMurray, Alta.; Angela Weiler (Stan), Gravenhurst, Ont.; sons, James (Anne), Truro; William (Alva), Monastery; John, Lower South River; Francis (Shirley), Tracadie; Edward (Connie), Halifax; Bernard (Sharon), Etobicoke, Ont.; Ernest (Shirley), Linwood; Everette (Marilyn), Thorburn; Elsworth (Yvonne), Tracadie; Kevin (Frances), Edmonton, Alta; brother: John Mattie, Saskatchewan; 70 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 115 great-grandchildren; 11 step great-grandchildren; 22 great great-grandchildren; six step great great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Martha DeCoste, Monastery and Mary Mattie, Augusta, Me. and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, James; children, John, Cecelia, Margaret and Lawrence; six great-grandchildren; brothers, William, Charles, Martin and Andrew; brothers-in law, Edward, John and Francis; sons-in-law, Clarence, James, Frank and Leslie; daughter-in-law, Judy; sisters-in-law, Margaret, Kathleen, Emma, Alice, Jean, Mayme and Dot. Visitation will be in St. Peter's Place, Tracadie, on Sunday, March 29, and Monday, March 30, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held in St. Peter's Church, Tracadie, on Tuesday, March 31, at 10:30 a.m., Father John Barry presiding. Donations in memory may be made to St. Peter's Place, St. Peter's Parish Cemetery Fund or R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home Foundation. Funeral services under the direction of C.L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish.
RANKIN, Carol MacNeil
Died March 25, 2009, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital. She was a daughter of Agnes MacNeil and the late Neil MacNeil. Surviving are husband, Doug; son, Ralph Matheson; daughter, Susanne Donovan; sisters, Bonnie Peck, Margaret Koski, Elizabeth Young, Angela Calder; brothers, Pierce MacNeil, Neil MacNeil; stepchildren, Colin, John, Cathy, and Debra Rankin; 10 grandchildren. Predeceased by sister, Madelyn; brother, John, Joan in infancy. Visitation in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel 7-9 p.m. today, Sunday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass Monday 11 a.m. in St. Anthony Daniel Church.
ISNOR, James Arthur
62, Halifax, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 26, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. He was a son of the late James and Anna (McDonald) Isnor. James was a taxi driver with Casino Taxi for over 36 years. He was well-known, liked, and respected by his colleagues and many customers. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 41 years, Trudy (King); son, William "Billy", both of Halifax; brother, John (Paulette), Lower Sackville; sisters, Katherine Isnor, Halifax; Jeannee (Bob) Barrett, Newfoundland; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son, James Charles and brother, Barry "Izzy". Arrangements are under the care and direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield (477-5601), where visitation will be held on Sunday, March 29, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A private service of remembrance for family and his friends of Casino Taxi will be held on Monday, March 30, at 11 a.m. from the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dianna Brett-Frye officiating. Donations in James' memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Special Olympics Canada.
MASKER, George James
84, Williamsdale, Cumberland Co., died Thursday, March 26, 2009, in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst. Born in Dover, N.J., George was a son of the late George and Margaret (Murphy) Masker. George served with the United States Army for many years, including service during the Second World War and Korean Conflict. He is survived by brothers, Robert and James, both of New Jersey. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Barbara Teed; brother, William. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Collingwood-Wyvern Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to MacDiarmid's Funeral Home, Oxford (447-2930).
SARKAR, Nellie Mondragon Nolido
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Nellie Sarkar, 77 years old of Halifax. She died peacefully in her sleep at her home on March 20, 2009. She is survived by her son, Samuel (Celia); brother, Eduardo, and sister, Helen (Danny); grandchildren, Gareth, Zoe and Oscar; nieces, Cynthia and Eleanor and other nieces, nephews, and relatives in the U.S., Canada, and the Philippines. She was predeceased by her husband, Sushil; father, Simeon Nolido Expectacion Mondragon; sister, Erlinda, and brother, Romeo (Philippines). Nellie had worked extensively and selflessly as a Doctor in the Philippines, the United States and Halifax. Before moving to Halifax, Nellie completed her specialized training in the U.S. She was a staff member of the Victoria General Hospital specializing in Anatomical Pathology from 1964-1998. She was also a staff lecturer with the Department of Pathology at Dalhousie University, Faculty of Medicine. Nellie was tireless on her efforts in promoting her Filipino heritage and culture. She inspired her community through her many charitable deeds and volunteer works. She was a founding member of the Filipino Association of Nova Scotia (FANS), the Filipino Canadian Heritage Society of Nova Scotia (FCHSNS). She also served as past president of (FANS). She enjoyed and loved sharing her passion for music bringing cheers to seniors through her love of singing and music. She was a classy person who touched the lives of everyone she met. Visitation will be held in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd. from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on March 22 and 23. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 24 in St. Mary's Basilica, Spring Garden Road, Halifax at 10 a.m. Private cremation to follow. Interment will be held at a later date. Reception in celebration of her life will be held in Atlantic Funeral Home Reception Centre following the service. Donations in memory maybe be made to Salvation Army.
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 today 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.
HUNTER, Bessie Leah
87, of Springhill, passed away on March 27, 2009, in Cumberland Regional Health Center. Born in Rodney, she was a daughter of the late Percy and Jean (Colborne) Smith. Leah loved to knit, and was addicted to crossword puzzles. She was an active member of the Pythian Sisters. She always enjoyed an annual trip to the Maple Sugar Woods at Easter time on the four wheeler. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. In addition to her husband Herb, she will be sadly missed by her daughters, Mary (Raymond) Brown, Guelph, Ont.; Catherine (Danny) Moore, Springhill; Deborah (Edward Chute) Hacz, Springhill; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Alfred (Arlene) Smith, Rodney; sister, Annie Smith, Springhill; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by son-in-law, Louis Nyitrai-Hacz; brother, William; sister, Helen Fraser; grandsons, David and Jonathon Brown. Arrangements have been entrusted to A. H. Brown Funeral Service, 5 McFarlane St., Springhill (902-597-2361) where visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, March 31 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place in the funeral home on April 1, at 2 p.m., Rev. David Lloyd Pierce officiating. Burial will take place in Rodney Cemetery in the spring. Those wishing to make a donation in Leah's memory may do so to the Cancer Society.