71, of Watervale, passed away at his home on March 29, 2009, after a lengthy period of failing health. Born in Watervale, he was a son of Emma (Taylor) and the late Henry Lawrence Graham. Ralph was an adherent of St. Luke's United Church, Salt Springs. Ralph was a trucker and construction worker, having worked in Ontario as well as here in Nova Scotia. Besides his mother at home, he is survived by his sister, Janet Rogers, Truro; nieces, Clare and Penny; nephews, Peter and Christopher; several grandnieces and nephews. Besides his father, he is predeceased by his stepfather, Ralph Graham; brothers, Robert Esdale and Henry Clair; niece, Debbie and brother-in-law, Aubrey Rogers. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 1-1:45 p.m. Wednesday, in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, followed by his memorial service at 2 p.m. in Eagles Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mary MacDermid officiating. Donations in his memory may be made to the IWK Health Centre Foundation or to a charity of one's choice.
MacDONALD (Carpenter), Bernadette Marie "Bernie"
83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 29, 2009. Born in Havre Boucher on August 31, 1925, she was the youngest of five children of the late Charles and Virginia (Fougere) Carpenter. Bernie will be remembered for her colourful sense of humour. She, along with her late husband, Warren, enjoyed many years of travel with family and friends. She is survived by her children, Patricia (Charles) McConnell, Calgary; Brenda( Jim) Kirby, St. John's, N.L.; Steve (Theresa) MacDonald, Dartmouth, and Sari (John) Moriarty, Calgary; grandchildren, Linda Ann, Tracey, Vanessa, Cullen, Robyn, Jerry and Edward; great-granddaughters, Sydney and Danielle; sister, Bernice Webb, Antigonish; foster sister, Mary Jean Boucher, Cape Jack, and many nieces and nephews. Bernie was predeceased by brothers, Stanley Carpenter and Joseph Carpenter and sister, Hazel De Young. Many thanks to the staff on 4 west of Dartmouth General Hospital. Memorial service to be held on Thursday, April 2, at 11 a.m. in Grace United Church, Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth. Donations may be made to Dartmouth General Hospital or charity of choice.
SAMSON (Sampson), Mary Melvina
We, the family of the late Mary Melvina (Sampson) Samson of Donkin, formerly of Louisdale, are saddened to announce her death, which occurred on Monday, March 30, 2009, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Mary was a daughter of the late James G. and Ida Mae (Samson) Sampson. She was born on March 23, 1930, in Louisdale, Cape Breton. Mary "Nena" was a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Our mom spent most of her life caring for others. She married our Dad at 19 and never once complained about the many sacrifices she had to make in her life. An avid gardener, she could be seen all summer working in her beloved flower gardens and trimming her trees. It brought our mother great pleasure to share the bounties of her work in her vegetable garden. To her, it was a labor of love. Mary resided with her daughter Cynthia for the past three and a half years. During this time, she faced many struggles with her health. She also made lasting friendships with the wonderful homecare workers who cared for her each day. A very special thank you goes out to each and every one of them, especially Rose Matheson. Mom considered you a special lady, her friend. For that, we are grateful. Mary is survived by her son, Blair (Gertrude), Louisdale; daughters, Yvonne (Thomas Short), Louisdale, and Cynthia (Bruno Moelbert), Donkin; grandchildren, Brian (Carmen), Robert (Sharla), Rodney, Tracey (James), Scott (Amanda), Katrina and Eric; great-grandson, Jace Bona; many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister, Zelia (Ernest Aucoin), Dartmouth; brother, Tony Sampson (Shirley), Goodwood. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Wilfred; sister, Theresa; brothers, Thomas, Leonard "Mickey", and Leonard in infancy. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Friday evening, April 3 in Glen Samson Memorial Room in Louisdale from 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 4, in St. Louis Church, Louisdale at 11 a.m., with Rev. Angus MacDougall officiating. Burial to take in St. Louis Parish Cemetery, Louisdale. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch or to a charity of one's choice. The family would like to thank the nursing staff and doctors on the 3rd floor CCU of Cape Breton Regional Hospital. The care and compassion given to our mom in her final days will never be forgotten. To light a candle or to send condolences in memory of Mary, visit: www.chboudreau.com. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home in Arichat.
75, Halifax, passed away Monday, March 30, 2009, peacefully at home after a brave long fight with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving wife of 40 years, Linda (Greene); daughters, Michelle Benoit (Tarry), Toronto and Karen Sproule (Jeff), Halifax. Herb was born in Canso in 1934. He was one of 13 children born to the late Herbert and Adeline Berrigan. At an early age Herb moved to Halifax where he was involved in construction work for many years until he retired. A quiet man by nature, he was always available to help his family and friends. He was a great prankster and was always ready to play a joke on his friends. Very close to his heart were his grandchildren, Brandon and Morgan. Some of his happiest moments were when they came to visit from Toronto. Also left to mourn are his sisters, Jean (Buddy) Kelly, Theresa Fitzpatrick, Irene (Raymond) Mombourquette, Paully (Donnie) Ledrum, and Ruth Gerrior; brother, Bernie and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Pat, Dempsey, Jack and sisters, Helen Mack, Evelyn Kavenaugh, and Frances Cuvelier. Visitation was held 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Funeral mass will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Lawrences Roman Catholic Church, Dutch Village Road. Reception will follow in the parish hall. Reception to be held in his daughters's home in Bedford. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or any charity of your choice.
DALEY (Campbell), Ruth Marie
Ruth Marie Daley passed away at her home in Parry Sound, Ont. , with her loving husband and daughters at her bedside on Monday, March 30, 2009. Age 78 years. She will be dearly missed by her loving husband, Jerry Daley. She was the loving mother of Reta and her husband, Ken Morrison, Susan and her husband, Fred Bushell, Wendy and her husband, Peter Blackwell, Barb and her husband, John Ledger; devoted grandmother of Lisa and Laura Morrison, Jason, Justin and Kyle Blackwell, Nicholas and Katie Ledger. Daughter of the late Harold and Reta Campbell of Halifax; dear sister of Eva Munroe, Keith Campbell and the late Katherine Humphries. Ruth graduated from Acadia University in 1952 and University of Toronto in 1953. She was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church and an active member of the Parry Sound bridge club. She spent many years involved in the Parry Sound Recreation Committee and has touched the lives of all the people she was involved with. Friends will be received in Logan Funeral Home, 81 James St., Parry Sound (705-746-5855) on Monday, April 6, between the hours of 7-9 p.m. The Celebration of Ruth's life will be held at the Logan Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 7, at 11 a.m., followed by a reception. As expressions of sympathy, donations to West Parry Sound Health centre would be appreciated by the family.
MacKINNON, George Simon
Died March 29, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Florence; sons, Barry (Jean), Francis (Nancy), Richard (Moira), Robert (Marilyn), Gordon (Margaret); daughters, Doris (Kendall), Cynthia; 12 grandchildren; great-grandson; sisters, Kaye, Emma (John), Margaret. He was predeceased by sons, Wayne and infant son, Barry; father, Archibald and mother, Marcella; brothers, Daniel, Alex, Francis, William, Paul and John. Memorial service Thursday in St. Peters Church at 2 p.m. with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Reception to follow.
DUBČ, James Duncan "Jim"
65, Meadowvale, passed away Sunday, December 31, 2008, at home. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, April 4, in Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448. Rev. Warren Jones officiating. A reception for family and friends will follow the service. Donations in memory may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.
HADDAD, David Jacob
Westville. It is with great sadness, heavy hearts and a profound sense of loss to our family and community that we announce the passing in the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital of our Dad, David "Davey" Jacob Haddad, 87 years of Westville on Sunday, March 29, 2009. Born in 1922, in Katana, Syria, David was the son of the late Jacob and Werdy Haddad. In 1934, at the age of 12 and after a long two week journey on a boat from Syria, he arrived in Montreal, Que., with his younger sister, Thelma, and his mother. His father, Jacob having already been in Canada for 10 years establishing a new life for his family. In his early days, Dad worked in the Westville mines. He also spent time in Esquimalt, B.C. where he trained as a gunner. David is a retired self-employed businessman having worked with his Dad in "Jacob Haddad and Sons" Clothing store, South Main St., Westville. For over 40 years he traveled to the communities of River John, Pictou Landing and other areas of Pictou County. Even though he was retired, Dad continued contact with his customers and friends over the years and maintained an informal store. He truly loved and respected the people he served who, along with their families, became his lifelong friends. He always had that special item for his customers and if the customer was not able to pick up items from "town", he was eager to obtain and deliver whatever was needed. Dad was proud of his Canadian citizenship and the many opportunities this country offered him over the 75 years. Throughout these years he became an expert "barber", electrician, plumber, carpenter - unofficial handyman skills which he used to maintain his properties. Those who knew him were also aware of his amazing gardening skills which began in Syria, having maintained as many as three gardens on South Main St. and in Foxbrook, Westville, as well as in River John over the years. Many people came to know him for his friendly smile, honesty, that special knowing twinkle of the eye, his response that he was feeling "number 1", special phrases, as well as the use of the word "buddy" when he greeted the many people he met on a daily basis. Over the past several years Dad established a special bond and friendship with the" boys on the bench" at the Highland Square Mall. Raymond, your time with Dad was remarkable. Also he truly loved the kindness and recognition the many workers at the Mall, Superstore and other places he visited on a regular basis gave him over the years who affectionately referred to him as "Davey". He greatly cherished his many friendships. David is survived by daughters, Gladys, New Glasgow; Margie Daly (Greg), Vallejo, Calif.; special grandsons, Sean and Scott Daly who loved to cook special omelets and garden with their Grandpa "Giddy"; sisters, Mary Kays, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; Sadie Shama, Charlottetown, P.E.I. ; Jeannie Joseph, Springhill; Julia Haddad, Halifax; sister-in- law, Pat Haddad, Westville; several nieces, grandnieces and nephews/grand nephews as well cousins in Calgary and Syria. He was predeceased by his sister, Thelma Joseph and his dear brother, Johnnie. The family will receive visitors 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, April 3, in St. Bee's Anglican Church, Westville with Rev. Peter Armstrong officiating. The community will be invited to share memories and remembrances of Dad during the service as we celebrate Dad's life and mourn his loss. Burial will be in St. Bees Cemetery, Westville. Family flowers only. If so desired, donations in David's memory to the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society and St. Bee's Church are welcomed. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. J. G. Forbes and Dr. Gerry Farrell and his Palliative Care team who helped and supported us the past three days, the nurses on 2nd North and the Emergency Department who all worked so diligently to ensure Dad's comfort.
HUNT (Jarvis), Vera Marie
84, Aylesford, Kings Co., passed away Saturday, March 28, 2009, surrounded by her loved ones, in the Grand View Manor, Berwick. Born in Aylesford, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Uila (Ellis) Jarvis. She was a member of Kingston East Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Vera graduated from Mack Business College in 1950 and soon became employed by the Town of Kentville. In 1954 she moved to Halifax to work for the Department of Public Health. Several years later she returned to the valley and worked for the Department of Natural Resources until her retirement. Over the years, not only was Vera appreciated for her knitted and crocheted projects, her natural ability to paint was obvious. She loved to partake in a good game of canasta and putter around in her garden until a stroke in 2005 prevented her from doing the things she loved to do. Vera is survived by her dedicated sister, Hazel Keddy, Aylesford, who faithfully visited her during her illness, brought her tea and treats and treasured their time together. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Vera's only brother, Harold, with whom she shared a love of music, predeceased her in 1971. By Vera's request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 5, in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S., B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900), officiated by Philip Spinney. Burial will take place at a later date in Aylesford Union Cemetery. If you wish, donations in her memory may be made to Grand View Manor or a charity of choice.
CHUDLEIGH, Hazel Eileen
93, Glade Lodge, Halifax, formerly of Summerville, Hants Co., passed away Monday, March 30, 2009, in Glades Lodge. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Emma (Langille) Farrell. Hazel was a homemaker and a caregiver. She enjoyed cooking and being with family and friends. Hazel is survived by nieces, Glenda (Wade) Hayden, Sandra (Stan) Lacy, Doreen (Bob) Mitchel; nephews, Harvey (Donna) Farrell and Brian (Irma) Farrell, plus several great- nieces and nephews. Hazel was predeceased by her husband, Henry and brother, Frank. Visitation 1-2 p.m. and funeral service at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 2, both in J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Hwy 215, Summerville. Pastor Burt Walsh officiating with burial in Loyal Hill Cemetery, Summerville. Donations can be made to Loyal Hill Cemetery or charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to the compassionate care of J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Hwy 215, Summerville, Hants Co. 1-902-633-2431.
INGRAM (MacLeod), Helen Rebecca
81, Halifax, died peacefully on March 30, 2009. She was a resident of Parkstone Enhanced Care, Clayton Park. She was born in Falmouth, a daughter of the late James and Maggie MacLeod. She was a member of St. John's Presbyterian Church, Windsor. Helen graduated from Windsor Academy and the Maritime College of Pharmacy as a Certified Drug Clerk. She loved dogs, cats and all things sweet, but most of all she loved her friends and family. She enjoyed the company, and is survived by her only son, James MacLeod Ingram, his wife, Suzanne Morrison, grandchildren, Hogan William and Redford James; sister, Louise (MacLeod) Parker and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, William Douglas Ingram; brother, Alexander; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Jack Davis, Margaret and Art Coleman, Francis and Barnie Rawle, and brother-in-law, Ernie Parker. Special thanks to the staff of Parkstone Enhanced Care, Flemming Way - especially Connie, for the ongoing kindness and care. A memorial service will be held in the spring. Donations in Helen's name can be made to the SPCA.
72, Springhill, passed away on March 31, 2009. A son of the late Orie and Agnes (Millard) Welsh. Surviving are sister, Muriel Terrace, Montreal. He will be dearly missed by his long-time caregiver, Dwana-Lee Churchill; several nieces, nephews. Predeceased by brother, Robert; sisters, Dorothy Sterling, Jean Shubert. Arrangements have been entrusted to A. H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, where visitation will be Thursday 1 p.m. to the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m., Rev. David Lloyd Pierce officiating. Burial in the spring in Mapleton Cemetery.
WALL, Flora Rose
62, Tatamagouche. It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we announce the passing of Flora with her family by her side. After 28 years and overcoming many obstacles along the way, including 18 years of kidney dialysis, she peacefully passed on March 30, 2009, in Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche. Born, December 29, 1946, in Tatamagouche, Flora was the granddaughter of the late Beldon and Grace (Moody) Joudrie of Tatamagouche. Flora was a beautiful seamstress making many wedding and prom dresses over the years and doing alterations for people. She loved to read, do puzzles and most of all, play bingo. Flora is survived by her husband of 44 years, Karl Wall; her daughters, Janet Wall and Melissa (Robin) Underwood; son, Blake (Tammie) Wall, all of Tatamagouche. Flora was a very proud and loving grandmother to her baby girls, Alex and Delani Underwood, and her little men, Emmitt and Keean Wall; sisters, Jean Mingo and Sadie (Hector) Tattrie, both of Tatamagouche; Marlene MacBurnie, Weymouth; Sandee (Brian) Parks, Alberta; brothers, Chris MacBurnie and David MacBurnie, both of Tatamagouche; special cousin, Emily Marynowski, Halifax; special aunts, Phyllis Cameron and Jessie Laurie, both of Tatamagouche; many aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by father and mother-in-law, Walter and Lillian Wall. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, April 3, in Coulter's Funeral Home (657-3288), 48 Riverside Dr., Tatamagouche, NS, B0K 1V0, Rev. Donald Sutherland officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Tatamagouche Mountain Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations can be made to Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch, or Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital.