TURPIN, Camille Brian
Age 60, passed away peacefully in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, on March 25, 2009. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late William Joseph Turpin and Irene (Cooper). He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce (Hubley), Dartmouth; son, William Joseph "Billy Joe" (Belinda Soughern), Halifax; stepson, Albert Cooper, Edmonton, Alta.; sisters, Gloria Turpin, Mary Turpin, and Rose Marie Davis, all of Halifax; grandchildren, Joshua and Jamie Lee Turpin; stepgrandchild, Kirkland Cooper and a huge extended family. Camille was a kind and gentle man who touched all who knew him with his wry manner and his whit. He was predeceased by his son, Richard "Poochie" Turpin. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, March 30, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Interment to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch.
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 the Anglican Church Cemetery, 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 Northwood Foundation, 2615 Northwood Terrace, Halifax, NS B3K 3S5, or charity of choice.
O'HARA, Ernest Huntley
Formerly of Moncton, N.B., passed away at the age of 93. Preceded in death by Margaret Mary O'Neill (1923-2007), his darling wife of 63 years, and his young daughter, Margaret Ann (1951-1970), he leaves behind his only son, Ernest John (Jacqueline) O'Hara; and daughters, Mary (Matt) Kimball, Sharon O'Hara (Paul Parker), Joanie Schecter (Grant Woods), Marian (Rob) Kimball, Maureen (Hugh) MacFarlane, Colleen (Rick) Steel and Kathleen O'Hara. Also, Ernest will be greatly missed by his cherished 22 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and his sister, Beatrice Dalahanty; his sisters-in-law, Mary (Chris) Malloy and Theresa Sutton, both of Newfoundland, as well as many extended family members and dear friends. Born to John and Florence O'Hara, in Canso, Ernest went on to attend St. Francis Xavier University. He then taught school for several years before joining the Federal Department of Transportation in 1940. In 1942, while he was serving in Newfoundland, Ernest began his lifelong career as a husband and father, when he met and married his soul mate Margaret Mary O'Neill. He and Margie had eight daughters and one son. Together with their growing family, they shared many wonderful adventures. From 1943-1952, Ernest served in Churchill, Man.; Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut, and Sable Island. His memories, photographs and stories portrayed the unique times and places he loved. The family always returned to Nova Scotia for periods of time between postings. In 1954, he accepted the position of Officer in Charge of St. John's, N.L., Marine Aeradio Station. In 1964, Ernest moved his family to Moncton, N.B., where he was appointed Regional Emergency Measurers Co-coordinator for the Air Services Branch of the Department of Transport for Atlantic Canada. In Moncton, Ernest served for a time as President of the Moncton area Amateur Radio Club. He was also very active in Holy Family Parish and a member of the Knights of Columbus. As well, he was an avid photographer who left a history of the family which covers over 65 years. Ernest and Margaret eventually retired to Windsor, where you could still find him on the roof of his home adjusting his Ham Radio Antenna. He (VE1AG) and Margaret (VE1YV) were active Amateur Radio operators since the early 1940s. Ernest will be remembered for his gentle and unassuming ways and his quiet wisdom, his ability to speak in front of any crowd with poise and humor, his eternally winning spirit, and most importantly, for his enduring love of family, friends and country. "Sleep peacefully sweet Prince." Resting in Tuttle Brothers Funeral Home, Lutz Street, Moncton, on Wednesday, April 1, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers and sharing of memories will be held in the funeral home Wednesday evening at 8:30 p.m. The funeral mass will be held in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Falkland Drive, Moncton, on Thursday, April 2, at 11 a.m. with Father Phil Mulligan officiating. Interment will be in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery in the spring. The O'Hara family wishes to thank Ernest's granddaughter, Shannon MacDonald; family friend, Tammy Burgess; his doctors, Mark Kazimirski and Jim Lahey and the wonderful Windsor Elms Nursing Home staff; the directors, nurses, LPNs, personal care workers as well as the kitchen, cleaning and maintenance staff. They have worked so diligently and cared so deeply and compassionately for our dear father during his stay at the Elms. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Tuttle Bros. Funeral Home, 171 Lutz St., Moncton, N.B. (506) 857-8564.
WILLIAMS, Edith M.
85, of Giant's Lake, Guysborough Co., passed away on March 22, 2009, in R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish. Born in Croft, Antigonish Co., she was a daughter of the late Frank and Effie (Nelson) Lively. Edith moved from Musquodoboit Harbour to Giant's Lake in 2002. She is survived by nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert J. Williams; brothers, Robert, Sid, and Harry; sisters, Oona, Ruby and Lucy. There will be no visitation. A celebration of Edith's life will be held at a later date.
ROBART, Edeth M.,
June 4, 1924 - March 25, 2009. Age 84, of Yarmouth, passed away peacefully in Yarmouth Regional Hospital on March 25, 2009. Born in Shelburne, she was a daughter of the late Clinton Charles and Florence (Hagens) Herbert. Edeth was a loving mother, grandmother and will be sadly missed by her family. She is survived by daughters, Linda Sisco of Halifax; Susan (Herbert Falls) Jarvis of Yarmouth; sons, Ronald of Sutton, Ont.; Donald of Halifax; Herman of Manitoba; brother, Gerald of Reynoldscroft, Shelburne Co.; sister, Dorothy Jarvis of Yarmouth; grandchildren, Donna Lottin of Halifax; Clifford Sisco Jr. of Yarmouth; Oralee Jarvis of Yarmouth; Adrian Falls of Alberta; eight great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Herman; sisters, Evalina Turner, Bertha Herbert, Mary Johnson, Josie Herbert; brothers, Charles Herbert Jr., and Robert Herbert. Visitation hours are today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, March 29, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Sweenys Funeral Home, Yarmouth, where funeral service will be held Monday, March 30, at 3 p.m. with Rev. Alden Fells officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to Lung Association of Nova Scotia.
CAMERON, John Daniel "Jack"
71, James River, passed away March 27, 2009, at home. Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late John Daniel and Ethel Maude (Prime) Cameron. Jack was a lifelong entrepreneur. He had a passion for his chosen vocation of construction and was co-founder of Carson Enterprises Ltd. He was also co-founder of the Triangle Tavern in Antigonish. A kind and generous man, Jack was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He had a great love of the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and walking in the woods. He is survived by his wife, Anne Haley-Cameron; children, John Edward and Natalie, at home; Cathy (Mark) Sears, Antigonish; Kevin (Margot), Halifax; David (Paulette), Antigonish; siblings, Edith Aker, Effie Cameron, Beverly Barter and Norman (Betty) Cameron; sister-in-law, Kathleen Cameron, all of Antigonish; grandchildren, Brittany, Spencer and Riley Cameron; Stephen, Siobhan, Sarah and Hannah Sears; Ryan, Adam and Kate Cameron. He was predeceased by sisters, Ruth Barter, Hilda McElwaine, Eva Cameron; brothers, Angus and Gordon; special uncle, Archie. Visitation will be in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday. Funeral mass will be held in St. Ninian's Cathedral on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial at a later date in the parish cemetery. The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Patsy McKenna and Dr. Drew Bethune for their exceptional care and compassion. Donations in memory may be made to St. Martha's Hospital-in-the-Home.
WADE, Joan W.
82, passed away March 24, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Hastings, Sussex, England, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Florence Sellens. Joan is survived by her daughter, Elaine (Wayne Robson); grandchildren, Ian (Heather), Christina (Darryl); sister, Dorothy Hart. She will be missed by her faithful canine companion, Mac. She was predeceased by her brothers, Harold and Arthur "Bronco" and sister, Hilda. In accordance with Joan's wishes, cremation has taken place, with private interment to follow. Special thanks to Phillip Levandier of Dartmouth Funeral Home. Whatever the weather, Joan and Mac could be found daily on the beach or trails of Shubie Park. In remembrance of his "mom", Mac would appreciate donations to the SPCA Metro Shelter, 5 Scarfe Court, Dartmouth (call Liz at 468-7877). "If there are no dogs in heaven, then I want to go where they went" (Will Rogers)
RANKOUSSY (MacPhee), Betty
89, Central Onslow, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, March 26, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born October 28, 1919, in Bourkes, Ont., she was a daughter of the late Ole and Gudrun Carlson. Betty and her second husband, Joseph "Joe" owned and operated Joe's Restaurant on Waddell Street for many years. The last surviving member of her immediate family, Betty is survived by her son, Kenneth C. "Ken" (Judith) MacPhee, Lower Sackville; daughters, Carol MacPhee, Central Onslow; Sharon MacPhee, Truro; grandchildren, Gregory MacPhee, Kimberly Theodis, David and Cindy Landry, Lorraine Crowe, Connie Martin, Matthew and Marla MacPhee and Tara Burke; 14 great-grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Cecil Kenneth MacPhee; second husband, Joseph Rankoussy; sons, Mark Reuben Francis and Brian Walter MacPhee; grandchildren, Wendy and Dale Landry; sister, May Neilsen; brothers, Clifford and Olef Carlson. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro, where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, March 30, Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating. Reception will follow. Spring interment in Saint Paul's Anglican Church Cemetery, Centre Rawdon. Family flowers only. If so desired, donations in Betty's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Victorian Order of Nurses are welcomed.
BROWN, Patrick Kennedy
84, Glace Bay. The family of Patrick Kennedy Brown regret to announce his sudden passing in hospital on March 26, 2009. Born in Glace Bay on March 8, 1925, Pat was a son of the late Mary Jane (Kennedy) Brown and John William Brown of MacKay's Corner. During his younger years Pat worked in the coal mines of Glace Bay and was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces. After living and working in Ontario, Pat returned to Glace Bay where he owned and operated a very successful business and was also Property Manager for Martin Chernin. After his retirement, Pat resided in Florida for a number of years. Pat is survived by his wife, Jessie, Ontario; his children, John (Lynn), Debbie (Jim Goddard), both of Ontario; Keith (Linda) of Calgary; Lorne (Sonya), Ontario; Patsy, Calgary and Troy, Ontario; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pat is also survived by his brothers and sisters who were always there for him, Frank (Doris), Kentville; Sheldon (June), Glace Bay; Chrissie (Mrs. Jigger Phalen), Glace Bay and Mella (Mrs. Melvin White), Glace Bay; very special niece, Wilma "Billie" (Mrs. Wilfred Boutilier); many nieces and nephews; special companion, Rene Labelle and good friends, Mike Nugent and Leo MacSween. Besides his parents, Pat was predeceased by his son, Dwight; a son in infancy; brothers, Buster, John, Mannie, Allister and Roy; sister, Helen. Visitation will take place on Sunday, March 29, from 2-4, and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass officiated by Rev. Gerald Campbell is Monday at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Church, MacKay's Corner, Glace Bay. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Interment will be held at a later date in the parish cemetery. As an expression of sympathy for Pat, donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.
CORNING, Margaret Evelyn
90, Port Howe, passed away March 26, 2009, in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst. Born in Port Howe (1918), she was a daughter of the late John Fraser and Sarah Anges (MacDonald) Dunbar. Margaret graduated from Aberdeen Nursing School in 1942 and worked as a Registered Nurse for the next 41 years, retiring in 1983. Many of her years were spent working on the 4th floor of Highland View Hospital, Amherst. She was the eldest of five sisters, all RN's, and all worked at Highland View Hospital. They were known as "The Dunbar Girls". She loved life and her home in Heather Beach. Surviving are her daughter, Mary (John) Baird, Amherst; son, John Corning, Amherst; son-in-law, Doug Sarson, Port Howe; grandchildren, John Stephen Gogan, Robert Gogan and Heather Gogan, all of Amherst; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Sybil Waugh and Jean (Harold) Smith, Amherst; nephew, David (Kathy) Tully, Lyon's Brook; friends, Tom Cameron and Wilma Langille. She was predeceased by her husband, George Corning; daughter, Sandra Sarson; sisters, Christena Pierce and Mary Tully. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and friend and will sorely be missed. Cremation has taken place. A private graveside service will be held in Rockley Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory may be made to Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst, or North Cumberland Memorial Hospital, Pugwash. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Mundle's Funeral Home, 204 Water St., Pugwash (243-2506).
MacKAY (Grant), Rebecca Elizabeth "Olive"
1922-2009. With great sadness we announce that Olive passed away peacefully in Alderwood Rest Home, Baddeck, on Wednesday, March 25, 2009, surrounded by her loving family. Olive was a member of Farquharson Memorial Presbyterian Church, the Ladies Auxiliary, and the WMS, in that community. During her lifetime, she was the director, over many terms, of the Victoria Farmer's Co-op, Baddeck Valley Wood Producers and Victoria County Memorial Hospital. She was a charter member of the Victoria Chapter of the Eastern Star No. 19 Baddeck, and went through all 16 offices before receiving her 60 year jewel. Olive taught school for 40 years, teaching all grades from primary to grade 11, closing many one room schools around the county before finishing her career at Baddeck Elementary School in 1988. She served for a time as secretary of the Teacher's Union at the Provincial level. Olive worked tirelessly and enjoyed every moment of teaching until her age dictated that she must stop. Married in 1949 to William MacKay, God blessed them with six children, 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Olive is survived by her loving husband, Billie; son, Grant (Chrissie) MacKay; daughters, Ruth Ann (Michael) Coady, Heather (Gary) Gomuwka, Kathy (John) Kutschinski-Kennedy and daughter-in-law, Debbie MacKay. She is also survived by sister, Jean Grant and special nephew, Gordon (Linda) MacIver. Left to mourn, as well, are special friends, Ivan and Thyra Bona, numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews, and faithful friends that she has acquired over the years. Olive was predeceased by parents, Alex and Annie Jane (MacRae) Grant; brother, Duncan Grant; sister, Charlotte MacIver,; daughter, Brenda Jean MacKay (in infancy); son, Sandy MacKay and son-in-law, Larry Kutschinski. The family thanks Dr. Chow, Dr. Genge and the wonderful staff of Alderwood Rest home for the support, care and respect provided throughout this time. Visitation will be in MacAskill's Funeral Home, Sunday, March 29, between the hours of 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Eastern Star service will be at 6 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in Farquharson Memorial Presbyterian Church Monday, March 30, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Cameron Brett officiating and interment to follow in Middle River Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alderwood Rest Home or the charity of one's choice.
89, Truro and formerly of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully March 24, 2009, in Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Retford, England, he was a son of the late Harold and Sarah (Fletcher) Newbould of England. Harold was a member of the RAF and served in the Second World War. He was stationed at CFB Greenwood from 1942-1944. It was during his time there that he met his future wife, Frieda, from Bridgetown. He immigrated to Canada in 1948 and worked as an inspector of aircraft for The Fairey Aviation Company in Eastern Passage for many years. He enjoyed photography, cooking, gardening and listening to his short wave radio. He was also a Mason for many years. Harold especially loved his family. He is survived by daughter, Pamela (Bob) Vair, Valley; son, Peter (Naomi Blanchard), Grand Pré; sister, Mary Bradley, Retford, England; grandchildren, Sarah (Marc) Hill, Calgary, Alta.; Rebekah (Joseph) Thompson, New Zealand; Matthew Vair, Kentville, Eric and Andrew Newbould, both of Dartmouth; great-granddaughters, Allison and Brianna Hill; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Frieda (Rice); sister, Doris; brothers, Walter, John, George, Dennis. Cremation has taken place. Visitation, memorial service and interment will be held at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to The Church of The Holy Spirit, Dartmouth, or St. John's Anglican Church, Truro, or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro.