AALDERS, Beulah May
84, of Evergreen Home for Special Care, Kentville, passed away Friday, March 27, 2009, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Mosherville, Hants Co., she was a daughter of the late Melvin and Ada (Cossaboom) Nix. She had been a longtime member of the Meadowview Community Association and enjoyed playing cards, darts, newspaper puzzles and bingo. As a resident of Evergreen Home for Special Care, she attended the many functions, activities and services held at the home. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by daughters, Barbara States (Dave Connors), Coldbrook; Deborah (Malcolm) West, Upper Dyke; Karen (Dean) Coleman, Kentville; sons, Murray (Louise), Coldbrook; Steven (Angela Spencer), Upper Dyke; Jack (Margo), Kentville; Charlie Flemming (Bill MacFadden), Amherst; sisters, Barbara McFall and Blanche Theriault, both of Ontario; 14 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Wallace; sister, Ruby Mosher; brothers, Arthur and Lawrence and an infant grandchild. Cremation has taken place under the direction of White Family Funeral Home, Kentville and there will be no visitation, by family request. A private family graveside service will be held in St. Stephen Cemetery, Stanley, Hants Co., Rev. Tim Archibald officiating. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association or to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
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 "Sue" Baxter 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 was held in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday and will also be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. 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.
ALLEN, Arlie O.
91, of East Preston, and formerly of Parrsboro, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Spencer's Island, he was the son of the late Amasa and Effie (Dowe) Allen. He was a veteran of the Second World War and a retired construction supervisor. He is survived by daughters, Donna Benjamin (Seldon), Fox River; Marie Graham (Dale), Lake Echo; Wyma Robert (Jim Sawler), Lake Echo; Margaret Allen (Steve Taskar), Fox River; sons, Willard, Fox River; Alton (Stena), Osoyoos, B.C.; stepdaughter, Dora Thibeau (John), Red Deer, Alta.; stepson, Stanley Giles (Jackie), Dartmouth; sisters, Alene Yorke, Ellershouse; Ethel Slocum, Masstown; Shirley Collins (Lorway), Amherst; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Beulah Bennett; second wife, Frances Giles; sister, Edith Hatfield; grandson, John in infancy; stepson, Victor Giles. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday in Port Greville United Church, Rev. Sandra Riddell and Rev. Maurice Hatfield officiating. Burial in Grace United Cemetery, Port Greville at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
TAYLOR, Richard Allan
60, Camden, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 29, 2009. All are welcome to attend a graveside funeral service that will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, in Camden Cemetery, Rev. Sue King-Darby officiating. Reception to follow in Harmony-Camden McCulloch United Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard's memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or charity of choice are welcomed.
MacDONALD, William Herbert "Bill"
62, Kentville, formerly of Windsor, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2009, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Windsor, he was a son of the late William and Florence (Kerr) MacDonald. He is survived by daughter, Cindy Hyrtle (Rick Huntley), Wilmot; sons, Robert Hyrtle and Gerald Hyrtle, both of Alberta; sister, Mabel MacDonald (John Keddy), Hortonville; brother, David MacDonald, Halifax; grandchildren, Mary Anne, Marlana, Christa, Arianna, Kyle, Angela, Michelle, Tina, Katie, Nick, and several great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife, Ella Hyrtle. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 1, at 2 p.m. in Serenity Funeral Home, 1212 Parkway Dr., Port Williams with Rev. Ellen Hunt officiating. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Serenity Funeral Home and Crematorium, P.O. Box 239, Port Williams, NS B0P 1T0.
HUGHES, Sharon Anne
57, Truro, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2009, at home. In keeping with Sharon's wishes, her remains have been donated to Dalhousie Medical Science. There will be no visitation or service. If so desired, donations in Sharon's memory to The Salvation Army Holiday B Camp may be made at the funeral home or The Salvation Army, Truro Corps.
LeBLANC, Paul André
82, Tidal View Manor, Yarmouth, formerly of Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., passed away on Friday, March 27, 2009, in the manor. Born November 24, 1926 in Wedgeport, he was a son of the late Arthur and Eugénie (Surette) LeBlanc. He worked primarily in the boat building and boat repair industries, having also worked as a small engine repair man. Paul enjoyed hunting, trapping and mackerel fishing. He is survived by his children, Roy (Verna) LeBlanc, Wedgeport; Priscilla (Randy) Landry, Edmonton; Lillie (Gordon) Boudreau and Vernon LeBlanc (Sally Laprieur), both of Wedgeport; grandchildren, Leanne, Jeannelle, Joline, Drake and Taylor; great-grandson, Nolan. Also surviving are sisters, Marian (Vernon) Doucette, Wedgeport; Leonice Robichaud, St. Martin; a brother, Richard (Dolly) LeBlanc, Wedgeport. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Leona T. (Boudreau) LeBlanc; sister, Rosie McGuire-Boudreau; stepsisters, Sarah, Louise and Monique; stepbrothers, Edgar, Alfred and Rudy. Visitation will take placetoday from 2-4, and again from 7-9 p.m., with prayers at 8 o'clock, both in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Wedgeport. The funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 31, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, Wedgeport, Msgr. Gerald LeBlanc and Father Wieslaw Papuga officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. It has been requested that there be family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia.
Passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, March 30, 2009. Survived by her ever-loving husband, Wilfred Monk and two special joys in her life, daughters, Sarah and Jessica Monk. Born in Antigonish, she was the daughter of the late James and Hazel Fraser, Pictou. She is also survived by her sister, Bonnie Fraser, New Glasgow; brother, James (Donna Langille), Tatamagouche; William (Janet), Antigonish; Colin (Mary), St. John, N.B., and Paul (Sandra), Iqaluit, N.U.; eleven nephews and nieces. As well, she is survived by her mother-in-law, Rie Monk, Sydney, and sister-in-law, Joan Mortimer, Sydney River. After graduating from Acadia University, she was employed as a social counselor for over twenty years at various agencies and government departments in Nova Scotia, British Columbia and Iqaluit. After moving to Brant County, Ont., she was employed as a tax preparer. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in Keith Ovington Funeral Home, 134 King St., Burford, Ont. on Saturday, April 4, at 11 a.m. with her sister, Bonnie Fraser officiating. No flowers by request. As expressions of sympathy, donations in Sharon's memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Keith Ovington (519) 449-1112.
d'EON, Paulin Louis Arthur
85, of Middle West Pubnico, died Monday, March 30, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Middle West Pubnico, he was a son of the late Louis Sylvester d'Eon and Constance Exilda (d'Eon) d'Eon. He was a butcher for most of his life. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Rose Marie (d'Entremont) d'Eon; daughter, Constance, "Connie" (Gil) d'Entremont of Middle West Pubnico; grandson, Louis Marc (Amy), and great-granddaughter, Emily. He was predeceased by his sister, Monique. There will be no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 2, in St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Middle West Pubnico, with Msgr. Gerald LeBlanc officiating. Interment will take place in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Paulin enjoyed nature and taking walks in the woods. He loved watching wrestling on television and meeting up with his friends at Albany's Garage. But nothing gave him as much joy as his grandson, Louis Marc and his great-granddaughter, Emily.
DeWOLFE (White), Doris Marie
Passed away peacefully in the comfort of her family on April 1, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, after a long and courageous battle with cardiovascular disease. She will be dearly missed by her loving husband and best friend, Tom DeWolfe; her family who loved her deeply and everyone who ever had the privilege to know her. She was the loving mother to David, Heather and Paul (Janet) DeWolfe; a cherished grandmother and devoted great-grandmother. She was the daughter of the late James White and Vina (Trefry) White and is survived by her brother, Russell (Tanya) White, and sister, Carol (Sandy) MacKinnon. She was predeceased by her son, James Brian DeWolfe in infancy. Doris was instantly loved by everyone who met her. A gentle and beautiful soul who gave her time to all who asked, gave hugs to many and displayed a kindness and grace that will be remembered fondly by all who knew her. Having run numerous successful business ventures with her husband and partner, Tom, her wonderful spirit was matched only by her astute business mind. The family will receive visitors from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday in H. W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday from St. John the Baptist Church. Burial will take place at Our Lady Of Lourdes Parish Cemetery. Flowers welcome or donations in memory of Doris may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
COADY, Christopher John
13, Halifax, surrounded by his loving parents, Dana and Timmy, gently passed away on the morning of April 1, 2009, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Christopher was a bright, fun-loving young man who lit up a room with his smile and witty sense of humor. He will be remembered by his family and friends for his charming nature and his acceptance of everyone who called him a friend. He was the Montreal Canadians number one fan who loved watching basketball and hockey games with his mom and dad and running and playing with his friends. These are the precious memories and gifts he has left us. Christopher is survived by his parents, Dana and Timmy Coady; grandparents, Joan and Gerald Coady; aunts and uncles, Sharon Grant (Peter), Kim Kilburn, Tom Kilburn, Kevin Coady (Debra), Susan Coady (Peter), Rosemarie Coady (Robert); cousins, Julie Warren (Jeff), Tom Mombourquette, Craig and Dale Kilburn, Mark and Nick Coady, Jenna and Cory Ward. He was predeceased by his great-grandparents, Lorenzo and Katherine Keeping and Jack and Gertie Coady, and his maternal grandmother, Marjorie Kilburn. Many thanks to the staff of 6 Link, IWK Children's Hospital for their help and kindness to Christopher and his family. A special thank you to his Aunt Susan and Uncle Peter, as well as his many honorary aunts and uncles who tirelessly visited with him and his parents, lending their support and help where needed. Arrangements are under the care and direction of J. A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd, 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield, (477-5601), where visitation will be held on Friday, April 3, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, April 4, at 12 noon in St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, 26 Purcell's Cove Rd., Halifax. There will be a reception following the service in the church hall. Interment will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Family flowers only. Donations in memory can be made to 6 Link, IWK Health Centre Foundation.
Christopher is now an angel in heaven looking over us with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye. His spirit will live on in all of us who knew him and admired him for his brave heart and courage. He is the stars in the heavens, the rays of sunshine on bright sunny days and gentle raindrops falling from the sky. Christopher will be missed by all who knew him.
LINDSAY, Arthur John
81, Brookfield, passed away March 30, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII of complications following heart bypass surgery. Born in Brookfield, he was the eldest son of the late John and Orpha (Bates) Lindsay. He attended school in Brookfield and Truro, and received his B.Sc. and B.Ed. from Mount Allison University. He was a lifelong educator, teaching in Halifax and Truro, and holding principalships in Lantz, Salmon River, Berwick, Tatamagouche, and Masstown. He moved his family to Wolfville in 1971 to earn his Masters in Education at Acadia University, and took a trip to the former USSR to observe education practices there. Following this, he moved back to Brookfield and became a consultant in Special Education for the Colchester East Hants School Board, a position he enjoyed very much until his retirement in 1985. Art remained physically active until his final hospitalization, and intellectually sharp until the end. He was involved in many areas of community and church life. In his retirement he was a school board member, United Church Presbytery chair, member of the Brookfield Men's Club, winner of the 1983 Eagle Award for Community Service, and served on countless committees. Although his teaching subjects were physics and math, he had a gift for language, and wrote books and plays on local history, and gave a popular "Historical Walk" through the Village of Brookfield during its annual Coming Home to Brookfield activities. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Roberta Byers, and by daughters, Marian, St. Margaret's Bay; Donna (Peter) Hogan, Wellington; Janet, Brookfield; granddaughters, Kelly Hogan, Halifax; Laurel Hogan, Ottawa; brothers, Warren (Anne), Truro; Robert (Dorothy), Dartmouth; sister, Marian (Ernie) Parker, Truro; many nieces and nephews. He was a witty and thoughtful man, full of integrity and kindness, and will be greatly missed. Cremation has taken place. Funeral will be held Saturday, April 4 at 2 p.m. in Knox United Church, Brookfield, Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Family flowers only. If desired, donations may be made to Knox United Church, Colchester Historical Society, or to an educational project or charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.
LANGILLE, Marjorie Gladys
Truro, died peacefully in her 98th year at home on March 30, 2009, in the arms of one of her beloved caregiver, Betty Snow. She was born and raised on the family farm on Church Street, Port Williams and following her marriage to Frederick H. Langille, resided in Halifax and later in Truro. Marjorie was predeceased by her husband, Frederick; brother, Robie Kidston (Edith); parents, Owen Kidston and Evangeline (Boyle) Kidston. She is survived by her children, Patricia Newcombe (John), Donald Langille (Cheryl) and Kenneth Langille (Isabel); nephews, Earl, Robert and Neil Kidston and niece, Margaret Brown; grandchildren, Ian Newcombe, Scott Newcombe, Bruce Newcombe, Lesley Bauer, Amy Davis, Janet Charlton, Robert Langille and David Langille; eight great-grandchildren. Marjorie was an active member of First United Church, Truro. She spent most of her summers at her cottage in Spencer's Point, Colchester Co. and many enjoyable winters in their home in Florida. She also loved to cook, garden, curl, golf, and play tennis and was happiest when doing for her family. The family would like to thank Dr. Trevor Locke for his kindness, home visits and empathy, along with the wonderful team of caregivers whom we consider our extended family. Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 4, from 1-2 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m., both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Mr. Leland H. MacLean D.L.M. from First United Church officiating. Spring interment in Watson Cemetery, Truro. Donations in her memory may be made to First United Church, Truro or a charity of one's choice.