WRIGHT, Lillian "Jean"
Heatherton, Antigonish Co., passed away peacefully, Saturday, March 28, 2009, at home. Born December 13, 1923, in Minto, N.B., she was a daughter of the late Karl and Mary (Rennie) Vegelahn. Jean was a member of Mary Queen of Peace Secular Franciscan Fraternity. Surviving are daughters, Gail (Al) Marsh, Heatherton; Ingrid (Bryson) Crowell, Middleton; Leila Wright, Calgary, Alta.; Debra (Michael) Stanley, Heatherton; sons, James (Penny), Calgary; Roger (Margie Graham), Heatherton and six grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Lester Wright; brothers, Ralph and Francis Vegelahn. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Wednesday in Immaculate Conception Church, Heatherton, Rev. Charles Cameron presiding. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Heatherton. Family flowers only, for those who wish, remembrances made to Victorian Order of Nurses, Antigonish, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.
TYE, Joan Helen "June"
New Glasgow, formerly of Trenton, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2009, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by her family. Born October 26, 1924, in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of William and Annie (Gerrior) Burrows. Joan was the last member of the Burrows family and is survived by daughter, Mary (Everett McCullough), Brookland; son, Clifford (Shelley), Trenton; daughter-in-law, Shirley Tye, Stellarton; grandchildren, Kenny Tye, Trenton; Kenda Walsh (Les), New Glasgow; David Alexander, Nelsonhouse, Man.; Daniel Alexander (Cheryl), Thunder Bay, Ont.; Jocelyn Tye (Kevin Caldwell), Halifax; and Stefanie Tye (Brett Wheaton), Halifax; great-grandchildren, Mitchell and Matthew Tye, Andrew and Kelsey Stevens, and Charlotte Tye-Caldwell. She was predeceased by husband, George W.; son, George D. "Teddy" and granddaughter, Meagan Susanne Alexander; brothers, Harold and Miller Burrows; sisters, Isabel Purvis and Kaye Gayton and close friend, Richard Serrick. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. today in Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville, with Rev. Barb Fotheringham officiating. A reception will follow at 346 Brother St., New Glasgow. Interment will take place at Abercrombie Cemetery at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society.
DONEY (Condon), Kathleen Elizabeth "Kay"
81, Halifax. It is with great sorrow that we announce Kay's passing. She slipped away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on March 27, 2009. A lifelong resident of Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Gladys (Brennan) Condon. Kay devoted her life to her family and was involved in many of their school and church activities. She truly enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She made many friends through various dance clubs and painting activities. Her terrific sense of humour, incredible strength and perseverance were an inspiration. Regardless of the challenges she faced she maintained a positive attitude and a sense of grace. Kay will be sadly missed and ever loved by all who knew her. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Arthur; sons, Wayne (Susan) Doney, Berwick; Robert (Sandra) Doney, Lower Sackville; daughters, Linda (Paul) Warner, Lower Sackville and Valerie (Ted) Griffin, Halifax; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Eileen, Madeline, Patricia, Joan and Barbara and brothers, Jack and Gerald. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Funeral mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, in St. Lawrence's Catholic Church, 3473 Dutch Village Rd., Halifax. Reception to follow in church hall. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to charity of choice. A heartfelt thank you to Mom's "Angels" the caring and compassionate staff of QEII Health Sciences Centre, 8.2 and 8.4 units.
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.
BIGGAR, William Earle
80, New Glasgow, passed away Friday, March 27, 2009, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow after a two and a half years struggle with kidney cancer. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Samuel Kennedy and Edith May (Paulger) Biggar. Earle was a self-employed Advertising Specialist, known as the "Idea Man", having been in advertising most of his life. He also had been associated with the Maritime Business College and had been employed with the former Hawker Siddeley. He had a passion for people and over the years had met many people in his business venture. Earle had been an active member and a past president of the former New Glasgow Lions Club. As a Lions Club member, he had been instrumental in having a sign placed on the George Street Bridge which read, "Welcome to New Glasgow". He enjoyed the company of his pets, Casey, Charly and Missy. Surviving are his wife, Jean; son, Darryl and grandson, Evan, Edmonton, Alta.; daughter, Marilyn Cote and granddaughter, Elizabeth, Vancouver, B.C.; daughter-in-law, Pearl, Edmonton, Alta.; brother-in-law, Harry (Barbara) Smith, Kensington, P.E.I.; nephew, Murray (Barb) Biggar, New Glasgow; niece, Carolyn (Halley) Kimball, Quispamsis, N.B. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brother, Roy and a brother in infancy. The family will receive visitors 1-2 p.m. Tuesday in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home Chapel, New Glasgow where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. with Rev. Jim Webber-Cook officiating. Private interment will be in Lorne Street Cemetery, New Glasgow. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in his memory to the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit or the Pictou County Victorian Order of Nurses. The family wish to thank the Doctors and Nurses of the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit and the VON Nurses for their care and support.
AULENBACK, Susie Arlene
89, Falkland Ridge, Annapolis Co., passed away on March 27, 2009, in Harbour View Haven Nursing Home, Lunenburg, where she had been residing. Born in Hastings, she was a daughter of the late Currie and Lydia (Robar) Acker. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are her daughters, Ella Dunn, Lower Northfield; Gladys (Gerald) Hatt, Calgary; Margaret (Rev. Svanté) Olsen, Pembroke, Ont.; Ruth (Gordon) Fisher, Wileville; sons, Clifton (Judy), Earle (Darlene), LeRoy (Charlett), all of Falkland Ridge; David (Jesslyn), Halifax; Roland (Donna Spears), Dartmouth; 21 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren, one great great-grandson, many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Wallace Creighton; daughters, Evelyn, Annie in infancy; son, Ronald in infancy; sisters, Maggie, Annie, Helen; brothers, Harris, Linwood, Otis, Obie. Visitation, 7-9 p.m. today in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater and where funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday. Mr. Bruce Barkhouse and Mr. Albert Hull officiating. Burial to follow in Falkland Ridge Cemetery, Falkland Ridge. Family flowers only, donations to Falkland Ridge Cemetery, Harbour View Haven Nursing Home.
CAMERON, Florence Mildred
82, Truro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, March 28, 2009 in Colchester Regional Hospital. Born October 28, 1926 in Port Howe, Cumberland Co., she was a daughter of the late Johnson and Priscilla (Allan) Hollis. Florence loved to knit and produced beautiful sweaters and socks. Along with her husband, Hughie, she grew fabulous vegetables and strawberries at their cottage in Port Howe. Florence was a long-time member of Immanuel Baptist Church. In her earlier years, she worked at Sandy Brown's Store and the Sugar Bowl Restaurant and in later years, she worked at Dyke's Groceteria. Florence will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Charles (Lorraine), Stephenville, N.L.; Mel (Shirley), London, Ont.; sisters, Ina, Brockton, Mass.; Elsie, Port Howe; Beatrice (Bill), Amherst; brother, Vernon, Port Howe; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Irene; brothers, Clair, Ross, Allison, Ivan and one brother in infancy. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Florence's family received friends from 3:30-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, and where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, Rev. Cory Somers officiating. Reception will follow. Spring interment in Rockley Cemetery, Cumberland County. Family flowers only. If so desired, donations in Florence's memory to Victorian Order or Nurses of Immanuel Baptist Church (Building Fund) are welcomed.
62, Halifax, passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday, March 25, 2009. Born on February 12, 1947 he was the son of the late Alfred and Lizzie Briand. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by infant brother Joseph and sister Colleen, paternal grandparents, Thomas and Virginie Briand, and maternal grandparents Peter and Emeline Clannon. He is survived by his best friend and brother Harold with whom he lived; brother, Wayne (Rhona), Ontario; sister, Theresa Clements (Terry), L'Ardoise CB; nieces, Tracey, Stephanie, and Jennifer; nephew, Jeremy; his aunt, Theresa Mombourquette, N.B. Roger was a very quiet individual who enjoyed watching television and going out to the Sharing and Caring Club. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home. Visitation will take place today from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with a funeral service taking place in the Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 10 a.m. Donations in memory of Roger may be made to the Sharing and Caring Social Club, 455-0072, c/o Keith Brumwell.
GAUDET, Irving Joseph
94, Villa Acadienne Meteghan, formerly of Corberrie passed away on March 27, 2009 in Villa Acadienne. Born in Corberrie to the late Benjamin and Evangeline (Deveau) Gaudet. He was a great lover of the outdoors, especially the woods and his tractor. A former school bus driver and was so very fond of children. He worked for B&G Lombard Construction for many years and was admired for his strength by his fellow workers and friends. He was dedicated to caring for foster children all his life. Survived by son Donald (Violet) Gaudet, Lower Sackville; daughter, Christine (Gaetan) Pelletier, Ontario; foster sons, Don Fougère, Toronto; Kenneth Comeau, New Brunswick; Robert Comeau, Dartmouth; Lee Theriault, Manitoba; Perry Theriault, Alberta; five grandchildren; three step grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; also many nieces and nephews. Irving was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Predeceased by wife Lucille (Blinn), brothers Henry and Daley, sisters Hilda, Lucie, Agnes, Virginia, Margaret, Lorette, and Leah. Visitation will be today from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Concession, Rev. Albeni d'Entremont officiating. Interment at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Corberrie. Donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice.
HANSEN, Ada Maria
68, Chester, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at home. Ada was born in Halifax, the daughter of the late Harold and Susan (Burchell) Cooke. She was an airline stewardess with American Airlines, U.S.A. and retired after 32 years of service. She is survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, Sackville with Father Chinedu Chukwu officiating. Donations in memory of Ada may be made to the Parkinson's Society Canada, Maritime Branch, 830-5991 Spring Garden Road, Halifax (902-422-3656). Arrangements have been entrusted to Davis Funeral Home, Chester.
BURBIDGE, Linda Marie
64, passed away peacefully at the Halifax Infirmary, QEII Health Sciences Centre, on March 27, 2009, after a battle with cancer. She was a dedicated and beloved wife, mother, sister and friend who spent her last moments surrounded by family and friends. Linda was the daughter of the late William and Janet (Purchase) Legacy. Survived by her husband, Donald, of Dartmouth; her children, Erin, of Toronto; and Christopher, of Halifax; her daughter in spirit, Aimee Gromack, of Halifax; her mother-in-law, Eleanor Burbidge, and brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Maria Burbidge, all of Wiarton, Ont.; her sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Paul Cochrane, and her nephews, Lucas and Jeremy, all of Ottawa. Born in Amherst, Linda attended Mount Saint Allison University. After graduation, she began her teaching career in Fredericton and Moncton, before settling in Halifax. Linda taught English and Science at the junior high level. It was in Halifax that Linda met Donald, who would become her best friend, devoted companion and husband of over 30 years. Linda was an unparalleled wife and mother who gave ceaselessly and selflessly to care for those she loved. She was also a talented teacher whose compassion and commitment touched untold lives. Linda finished out her career as a teaching assistant working with special needs children at St. Catherine's Elementary School in Halifax. Linda loved playing the piano, gardening and quilting. Her beautiful smile will be much missed by those left behind. Linda's visitation will be held today at the Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, from 7-9 p.m. Her funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 31 at 6 p.m. at the same location, Father Irek Bem officiating. Reception to follow. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Linda can be made to Feed Nova Scotia or Hope Cottage.
CAVENDISH, Robert Hilche
82, of Halifax passed away peacefully on March 27 with his loving wife Delia (Peggy) O'Neil by his side. He was predeceased by his parents Cyril and Clare, brother Cyril and infant daughter Mary Cheryl. He is survived by his wife Delia, four stepchildren, Judy (Glenn) Hymers, Joan Harrison, Janice Langille and James (Kim) Langille, nine grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and his cousin Peter Cavendish. He was a caring and thoughtful husband, father and a friend to many. Bob served in the army during the Second World War. He was a graduate of the Maritime Business College, and held positions at several companies before joining the R.C.A.F. where he served for eighteen years. Following this, he joined the Commissionaires and enjoyed several positions until his retirement at the age of 68. Golf was a favourite sport of Bob's, and when he could no longer get out on the course, he and his friend Richard would play golf games on the computer. Bob was also an avid reader, and especially liked historical biographies. He battled cancer to the very end, and thanks goes out to Dr. Hosien, Dr. Dianne MacDonald, the VON and the palliative care doctors and nurses, especially Joe and David. Special thanks also goes out to Delia's sisters Mary and Dora, brother-in-law Ray and special friends for their support and kindness throughout Bob's illness. The family would also like to thank David Delory for his help, and also Don at Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, Tantallon. (www.rawalker.ca). Cremation has taken place, and there will be no visitation or service by request. A grave side service for family members will be held at Mount Olivette Cemetery, Mumford Road, Halifax, on Wednesday, April 1 at 10 a.m. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
ALLEN, Lloyd James
90, of Yarmouth. Our family is saddened by the passing of a dearly loved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who succumbed to COPD on March 27, 2009 in Tidal View Manor. Born in Forest Glen on July 25, 1918, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Rhoda Allen. Lloyd was a veteran of the Second World War and lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 143. Lloyd lived most of his married life in Lake George where he worked on his farm and woodland, and for some years at the Lake George Hatchery before he and Ora moved to Dayton in 2007. One of the greatest joys of his life came in his later years when he became a grandfather and could spend his time enjoying and mentoring his grandchildren. Grampie's stories of his experiences were always welcomed by little ones perched on his knees in the old rocking chair. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ruth Ora (Ring); daughters, Lynda Mullen, of New Minas; Audrey (John) Manzer, of Pleasantville; seven grandchildren, Aaron (Wanda) Mullen, Tiffany Mullen, Christopher Manzer, Jana (Nick) Saunders, Jeffrey Manzer, Melanie (Jamie) Fahie, Jody Allen, great-granddaughters, Kiersten Mullen and Mallory Saunders; brother, Donald, of Forest Glen; son-in-law, Henry Mullen, of Annapolis Royal and daughter-in-law, Elaine Allen, of Cedar Lake. He was predeceased by sons, Glendon in 2004 and twin sons in infancy; sisters, Zella, Evelyn, Edna, Eleanor, and brothers, Albert, Fred, George, Earl. By Lloyd's request there will be no visitation; a graveside service will be held at the Lake George Cemetery, today at 1 p.m. with Rev. A.D. Bill Newell officiating. Following the graveside service there will be a gathering at the Lake George Fire Hall. Everyone is welcome. Family flowers only. Donations to the Salvation Army in Lloyd's memory would be appreciated as his way of expressing thanks for the comforts supplied by them to our soldiers overseas, or to the charity of your choice. Special thanks from the family for the wonderful care Lloyd received at A Wing Tidal View Manor, and also to Shelley and the staff of Treasured Memories Nursing Home for their compassion and assistance over the last six months.
Grampie, when we were little children You were one of the first people we looked up to, And today we still do and always will. Love, the grandkids.