SAMPSON, Eugene Clifford
71, R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, formerly of Shamrock Acres, Antigonish, passed away peacefully in St. Martha's Regional Hospital on Tuesday, March 31, 2009. Born in Windsor, he was a son of the late Clifford and Eva (Emmerson) Sampson. Eugene will be missed for his cheerful personality and deep warm spirit. He touched many people with his generosity and good humor. He worked in construction in Montreal for many years. He retired in 1992 and moved to Antigonish where he enjoyed his grandchildren, watching hockey and a good game of cards and bingo. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Helen (Pelley); daughter, Eva, Antigonish; stepdaughter, Gail (James) George, Antigonish; son, Jahnyia, at home; grandchildren, Latitia and Chantelle, Antigonish; sisters, Melba Sampson and Paula (Herman) States, both of Windsor. He was predeceased by sisters, Madeline, Eleanor, Lois and Etta; brothers, Lawrence, Elroy and Stanley. Visitation will be in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in St. James United Church, Antigonish on Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Peter Smith presiding. Donations in memory may be made to the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home Foundation, Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch or a charity of choice.
70, passed away on March 30, 2009. Born in North Preston on April 21, 1938, she was the daughter of Esther Downey Crawley and the late Maurice Downey. She was a member of Saint Thomas United Baptist Church in North Preston. She was also a member of the Woman's Missionaries Society and a homemaker. She is survived by daughters, Marcella (Harold) Simmonds, Rosemarie, Gilda, Glorietta, Lillian Jr., Bonnie, Amanda (Tony) Beals, Tamara, Erica and Leanne, all of North Preston; sons, Lance (Dorna) Downey, Dartmouth; Wilfred Jr., Halifax; Larry (Christine), Dartmouth; sisters, Laura (Melvin) Riley, Lake Loon; Ceasther (Colter) Simmonds and Sharon, all of North Preston; Pearl Desmond, Halifax; Berulah Downey, North Preston; brothers, Bruce, North Preston; Tony (Rosaline), Toronto; Frederick Fraser, North Preston; 33 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; godchildren, Corey Fraser, Lillian Simmonds, Elaine Provo. Predeceased by her husband, Wilfred Sr.; brothers, Brayon, Maurice, Sinclair; sisters, Lorraine, Esther, Heasther; granddaughter, Fatima. Visitation will take place 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in St. Thomas United Baptist Church, North Preston. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, April 3, in St. Thomas Baptist Church, Pastor Wallace Smith officiating. Burial in St. Thomas United Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Thomas United Baptist Church Building Fund.
LOUGHRAN, Theresa "Terry"
86, of Dartmouth, passed away on March 29, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in County, Ross Common, Ireland, she was the wife of the late Gerald Loughran and the youngest child born to the late John and Mary (Cuff) Byrne. Terry worked as an RN in England and at Winnipeg General Hospital. Terry spent the rest of her life as a homemaker in Dartmouth. She enjoyed bingo, gardening, walks along the beach and spending time with friends and family. Terry will be sadly missed but never forgotten. Surviving are sons, Stephen, David, Martin, Gary; daughter, Elaine; grandchildren, Sara, Joe, Crystal, Courtney, Patrick, all of Dartmouth; sister, Bridget, New Jersey. Predeceased by brothers and sisters. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held on Friday, April 3, at 10 a.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow in the funeral home reception centre. Donations in memory of Terry can be made to a charity of choice.
SIDDALL, Dr. Wilson R.
78, Head of St. Margaret's Bay, passed away March 30, 2009, lovingly attended by his family. He was born in Pubnico, the son of the late Dr. Alvin and Dorothy (Rudolph) Siddall. He graduated in 1957 from Dalhousie Medical School and practiced family medicine for 34 years in Port Hawkesbury, Cape Breton. He retired in 1994 and moved to Head of St. Margaret's Bay to be closer to his family. Although he was a dedicated physician, his favorite times were spent with his family at "the cottage" in Marble Mountain on the Bras d'Or Lakes. In his lifetime he enjoyed many interests and hobbies which included woodworking, recreational flying, boating, car restoration, hunting, fishing, reading, cribbage and Texas Hold'Em. Most recently he enjoyed his hours spent at the computer writing short stories about his family and some of his life's adventures. He leaves behind a written legacy that will be forever enjoyed by his loved ones. Those closest to him knew him as a sensitive, thoughtful man, who never forgot a birthday or family milestone. He is survived by his wife, Ruth (MacDonald); children, Kevin (Kathy), Halifax; Wendy (Rick Durkee), Yarmouth; Wade, Halifax; Kim (Felix D'Eon), West Pubnico; Jill (Lawrence Mason), Hammonds Plains; grandchildren, Kaleigh, Lindsay, Marc, Holly (Justin Blunden and little Michaela), Mark, Brian, Matthew, Jacob, and Joel, who will all miss their "Papa"; "little" sister, Sharon, Dartmouth; nieces and nephews, Kelley, Stephanie, Joanne, James, Dorothy, Greg. He was predeceased by his brothers, Olin and Graham. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in St. Luke's United Church, Hwy No. 3, Tantallon. Reception to follow in the church hall, Rev. Kevin Little officiating. Private family interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
CONROD, Alma Mary "Pat"
Age 88, Dartmouth, died March 30, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Point Sapin, N.B., she was a daughter of the late John and Maude (Gould) Kelly. She is survived by her husband, David; daughter, Floraine of British Columbia; Gloria (Timmons) of Port Mouton; granddaughters, Dawn Marie and Sandy; grandson, Scott; brother-in-law, Arnold (Linda), Dartmouth. Cremation under the care of Donald K Walker. Funeral Directors, Dartmouth. (469-5601). Committal service 10 a.m. Friday in Mount Herman Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
CALNEN, Daniel Raymond
61, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully at home March 29, 2009. He was predeceased by his parents, Earl and Marion Calnen. He is survived by his loving sons, Dwayne, Halifax; Michael, Dartmouth; brothers, Stephen, Toronto; Tony (Debbie), Sackville; Rodney, Dartmouth; father and mother-in-law, Gordon and Maude Collins, Chezzetcook. Cremation has taken place. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville on Friday at 11 a.m. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
LEVY, Grace S. M.
101, formerly of Mahone Bay, passed away March 30, 2009, in Harbour View Haven, Lunenburg. Born in Lunenburg, she was a daughter of the late Esson and Arlette (Langille) Levy. She was a faithful member of Mahone Bay United Baptist Church where she served God in the Sunday school, choir and Ladies' Aid, as well as with the Missionary Society by which she was honoured with a Dominion Life Membership. She is survived by sons, Robert, Shoreham Village, Chester; Franklyn (Joan), Mahone Bay; grandchildren, George (Carolyn) Levy, Hammonds Plains; Darryl (Vicki) Levy, Oromocto, N.B.; Heather Levy, United States; great-grandchildren, Jeffrey and Michael Levy, Hammonds Plains; Heather Levy, Oromocto; sisters, Annie Dares, Mahone Nursing Home, Mahone Bay; Jean Spicer, Parrsboro. She was predeceased by her husband, Harvey; son, Berton; an infant daughter; brothers, Harvey, Berton, Ray, Warren and Gordon. Visiting will be 7-9 p.m. today in Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Thursday in Mahone Bay United Baptist Church, Mahone Bay, Rev. Sherrolyn Riley officiating, assisted by Rev. Darryl Levy. Interment in Park Cemetery, Mahone Bay. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Mahone Bay United Baptist Church, Harbour View Haven or the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay (902) 624-8241.
McINTOSH (Hennessey), Marguerite
87, New Waterford, died March 30, 2009. A daughter of the late Henry and Laura Hennessey. Surviving are four daughters; six sons; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; several nieces, nephews. Predeceased by husband, Neil; one daughter; three sisters; six brothers; six grandchildren. No visitation. Cremation under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. Funeral mass Friday 10 a.m. in Parish of St. Leonard, St. Michael Church, River Ryan, Father Paul MacNeil officiating. Interment in Mount Carmel Cemetery at a later date.
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Mrs. Helen Proctor of Golding Street, Sussex, who passed away on March 31, 2009, at the age of 80. Helen is survived by daughters, Connie Riedle (Walter) of Sussex Corner; Cathy Proctor of Sussex; Jane Cowan of Riverview; Joan Proctor (Stephen Ling) of Bedford; sons, Jerry and David Proctor, both of Sussex; Dan Proctor (Nancy) of Alberta; sister, Hazel Mercer of Ratter Corner; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. Helen is predeceased by brothers, Douglas, Murray, Ralph, Vernon, Melbourne, Ora and Norman Campbell, and her sister, Freda Snowden. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Wallace Funeral Home, 34 Sunnyside Dr., Sussex, (506-433-1176), where visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Royal Canadian Legion Sussex Branch No. 20 Ladies Auxiliary will hold a tribute Thursday evening at 6:45 p.m. A Celebration of Helen's life will be held in Wallace Community Chapel on Friday, April 3, at 11 a.m.
Died March 28, 2009. The son of Norma Jane and the late Fred Battiste Jr., he is survived by daughter, Saira; brothers, Fred, Sam, Albert, Tony, Adam; sisters, Hanna, Caitlan, Annie; paternal grandfather, Fred Battiste Sr.; maternal grandmother, Mary Knockwood; aunts; uncles; cousins; nephew "Baby Fred"; great-grandmother, Mary Rose Gould. Predeceased by grandmother, Frances Battiste; maternal grandfather, Isaac F. Knockwood, Visitation Saturday after 7 p.m., 53 Logan Dr., Eskasoni. Funeral mass Monday, April 6, 10:30 a.m., Holy Family Church.
GIDNEY, Samuel John
Passed away peacefully on February 20, 2009. He was the son of the late Wilfred and Gussie (Dahlgren) Gidney. Surviving are his daughters, Elizabeth and Anne; brother, Donald; sisters, Joyce Marshall and Joan Connell. He was predeceased by his wife, Johanne; and by his brothers, Clifton and Wilfred. He spent his last years with Monique Rasetti as his companion. Sam grew up in Digby. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at Mount Allison University and a Masters in Electrical Engineering at McGill University. From the time Sam was a young man, he was an entrepreneur. He began in the building industry but his real passion was the seafood industry. He developed a unique form of sea salt to hold live lobsters in storage tanks and he was the first person to ship live lobsters to Europe. Sam started Gidney Lobster in 1965 and over the next 44 years, he built and operated a very successful and well known seafood company. Sam was full of energy and ideas. He loved his family and friends and he enjoyed the simple things in life. He will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held today at 12:30 p.m., in the Mount Royal Funeral Complex, 1297 Chemin de la Foret, Outremont. (514-279-6540)
POTTIE, Donald Ralph "Donnie"
58, Spryfield, passed away March 27, 2009. Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late George and Edna (Dean) Pottie. Donnie was a dedicated and hard working employee that will be remembered by the jingle of his many keys. A kind and humorous man, Donnie was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Pottie; children, Ann Marie (Keith) Ritchot, Jennifer (Clint) Pickett, all of Halifax; grandchildren, Jacob, Jennah, Joseph, Emily, Alex, Greg "Gomer", Logan, and many nephews and nieces; siblings, Sandra (Joan) Deveaux, Toronto; Diane (Eugene) Dye, of Cape Breton; Priscilla Pottie, Cape Breton; Dougie (Kay) Pottie, Halifax. He was predeceased by twin brother, George. Family request private visitation at the J.A. Walker Funeral Home, 149 Herring Cove Road. Followed by a memorial service to be held on Wednesday, April 1, at 2 p.m. from the J.A. Walker Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Donnie may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
WHITE, Elmer Preston
Age 67. The death occurred peacefully, surrounded by his family, at the Kings County Memorial Hospital, Montague on Saturday March 28, 2009, of Elmer Preston White, of Murray Harbour. Survived by brother, Cecil (Joan), Kentville; niece, Janet (Ian) Ripley and family; nephew, Peter (Nancy) and family, Oakville, Ont.; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Predeceased by parents, Freeman and Margaret (Robertson) White and son, Joey. No visitation by personal request. Funeral service on Thursday, April 2, 2009 from the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. Interment later in Murray Harbour Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully accepted to the Kings County Memorial Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to the Southern Kings & Queens Funeral Home, Murray River.
PACE, Hector Howard
83, Main Street, Trenton, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2009, in Aberdeen Hospital. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Alfred Ernest and Lizapeth "Lizzie" (Titus) Pace. He was a retired carpenter having worked with his brother, Robie; Fraser, Mason and Fraser Ltd., and Eldridge MacIntosh. He was a member of First United Church Trenton. He was an avid card player, gardener, hunter and fisherman. He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Ross (Chisholm); stepdaughters, Joan Dickson, Pictou; Eileen (Lawrence) Foote, Pine Tree; stepsons, Gerald Chisholm, Dartmouth; Henry (Shannon) Toner, Black Point; step grandchildren, Angie LeGresley (Pierre), Moncton, N.B.; Stacy Breau (Jerome), Truro; Craig Dickson, Halifax; Bobby Foote (Vern), Pine Tree; Kenneth Foote (Diane), Pine Tree; Janet Foote (Mike Burge), Pine Tree; Rayann Toner (Brian), Red Deer, Alta.; Ryan Toner (Dale), Trenton; John Ross Chisholm, Dartmouth; Christine Chisholm, Dartmouth; 10 step great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by sister, Clara; brothers, Robie, Ernest, Warnell and Lloyd. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, Trenton from where funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Debra Orton officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in his memory may be made to QEII Health Sciences Center or a charity of choice.