BAKER, John Judson
84, West Jeddore, passed away March 30, 2009, in Northwood Centre. Born in West Jeddore, he was a son of the late Ira and Mildred (Richardson) Baker. John was a member of Jeddore United Baptist Church. He started working at a very early age as a fisherman and finished his working career as an insulator with Guildford's Ltd. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara (Harpell) Baker; daughters, Janet (Edward) Baker, Nancy (Robert) MacKay; sons, Randall (Joan), Timothy (Aletha), Jeffery (Deanna); 12 grandchildren; sisters, Edith Baker, East Jeddore; Marie Logie, Victoria, B.C.; half-sister, Thelma Slade, Dartmouth. He was predeceased by brothers, Donald, Murray; half-sisters, Odie Burgwin, Elsie Baker, Iva Bezanson, Gladys Kent and half-brothers, Ralph, Douglas and Charles. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 3, from 7-9 p.m. and funeral service will be held Saturday, April 4, at 2 p.m., both in Jeddore United Baptist Church with Rev. Aubrey Deslatte officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to West Jeddore Cemetery, or Jeddore United Baptist Church. Thank you so very much for the wonderful care given to our father by the staff of Northwood 3 Centre.
WEEKS, Kenneth C. "Kenny"
70, passed away April 1, 2009, after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Halifax on April 19, 1938, he was the son of the late Frederick and Velma (Morton) Weeks. Kenny is survived by son, Paul (Teresa); brother, Alan (Sophia); nephew, Will and brother-in-law, Chris Armstrong; also survived by grandchildren, Christopher (Victoria), Tanya and great-grandchildren, Taylor, Jordan and Emily. He was predeceased by brother, Ron and sister, Mona. Kenny was founder of "Kenny Weeks and the Meteors". Over the many decades they played at various venues around Nova Scotia, Ontario and the New England states. His most memorable gigs were when they opened for Bill Haley and the Comets and Gene Pitney. The gig that became THE one to remember was their engagement at Clint Eastwood's bar in Carmel, Calif. Kenny spent many years in the beer and entertainment industry and lived a very good life. Kenny was a good friend to many and will be missed by all. Cremation has taken place. Interment of ashes and celebration of Kenny's life will take place in Halifax at a later date. Donations in Kenny's memory would be appreciated if directed to the Canadian Cancer Society.
"The notes floated from the ivory and was music to my ears."
GARDINER, John Christopher
54, of Beech Hill, Lunenburg Co., passed away March 30, 2009, at home. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Jack and Shirley (Hatt) Gardiner. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He enjoyed many hours of reading. He retired from Livingston International in 2002 after 25 years of service, returning to Gold River, Lunenburg Co. and later to Beech Hill. He is surivived by brother, David (Sharon), Prospect Bay; nieces, Sara and Holly; cousins, Tom, Allan, Gregory, Dorothy, Peter and Eleanor. Cremation has taken place under J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. No visitation by request. Graveside service will be held Saturday, April 4, at 11 a.m. in Western Shore Baptist Cemetery, Lunenburg Co. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
ZWICKER, Marlin Lloyd
58, of Camperdown, Lunenburg Co., passed away April 2, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Camperdown, he was a son of the late Newton and Mildred (Naugler) Zwicker. He is survived by sisters, June (Spencer) Beck, Wileville; Sharon (Paul) Crouse, Wileville; Donna, at home; brothers, Avery (Melda), Lapland; Norman (Isabelle), Lower Branch; Stanley (Diane), Wileville; Bryant (Janet), Camperdown; Rodney, Lapland; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Brenda in infancy. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday in Christ Lutheran Church, Camperdown, Rev Catharine House officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. There will be no visitation at the funeral home by request. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Christ Lutheran Church, Camperdown, or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater.
GRANDY, John Edward
44, Halifax, passed away suddenly at home on March 31, 2009. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Tom Grandy and Gladys (Russell) Grandy. John loved to create things with his hands and was a fine cabinet maker in his spare time. A welder by trade, he was employed with Nova Scotia Power for the last 8 years where he was considered "not just a welder but an artist". John's main interests included family, friends, motorcycles and wildlife. He will be sadly missed by all who loved him, especially his dog Jake, who will never understand why Dad has not come home. John is survived by his mother, Gladys Grandy; spouse, Bonnie Mercer; sisters, Debbie, Sharon (Bobby); brothers, David (Nellie), Don (Brenda), Ches (Donna); nieces, Kristy, Laura, and nephews, Timothy and Stephen. He was predeceased by his father, Tom and his nephew, Don. Visitation will be in Atlantic Funeral Homes, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, from 6-9 p.m. today. A funeral service to celebrate John's life will be held in the funeral home on Sunday, April 5, at 2 p.m., with a reception to follow. Interment will be at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations in John's memory may be made to Feed Nova Scotia.
COLE, Edward Brent
55, of Dartmouth, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Middle Musquodoboit, he was a son of the late Thomas and Elsie (Gordon) Cole. He is survived by sisters, Joan (Ken Douglas), Patricia, Shirley (Gordon Bullard). He is also survived by brothers, Fred (Donna), Brian (Susan), as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Alfred. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 6, in A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth. Interment to follow in Oakridge Memory Gardens.
MELANSON, John Louis "Douglas"
The family of the late Doug Melanson are saddened to announce his passing in Yarmouth Hospital on April 3, 2009. Born June 2, 1925, he was the son of the late Adrian and Grace (Hubbard) Melanson. He is survived by his wife of nearly 65 years, Helen (Thibeault) and his sons Ron (Ann) of Wilmot and Greg (Alice) of Arcadia. He is also survived by Ron's children, Elaine, Monique and Dawn and by Greg's children, Joe, Lisa and Mark. He will be missed by several nieces and nephews. He had six great-grandchildren and was known as "Grampy Doug" by many young friends who were the recipients of his good-natured humour. Doug enjoyed gardening, talking to passersby, and in his younger years, bowling. Doug was predeceased by his parents; sister, Emma; half-sister, Hilda Thibault, and half-brother, Dennis Hubbard. Douglas had worked at Cosmos Imperial Mill, Brunswick Bowling Lanes and as a janitor at Milton Elementary School whose Home and School Association named the "Doug Melanson Playground" in his honor. A 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council 2181, Doug was an usher for many years at St. Ambrose Cathedral and a member of the Wedgeport Legion Branch 155. There will be visitation Sunday, April 5, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., with prayers at 8 p.m., all in Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be held Monday April 6, at 10 a.m. from St. Ambrose Cathedral with Father John MacPherson officiating. A reception will follow the funeral mass in the Jubilee room of St. Ambrose Cathedral. Burial will take place in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or charity of choice.
GERMAN, Marie Emilie
October 31, 1917 - March 30, 2009. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful beloved mother, "Nan" and "Gram". Forever missed by her son, Hughie (Helene); daughters, Linda (Ron) and Leona (James). She was the widow of the late Joseph Bernard German and fiercely proud grandmother of Randy, the late Rick, Craig, Glenn, Michelle, Gilles, Ronny and Nicole; great-grandmother of 17; and great great-grandmother of one. Cherished sister, special aunt, treasured friend and mentor, who passed away peacefully at home. Family will receive friends in the McEachnie Funeral Home (28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax, 905-428-8488) on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to take place in the chapel at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2009. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation or The Hospital for Sick Children or the Charity of your choice. Mom/Nan the laughter and memories we shared will fill up our lives forever. Until we meet again, have a wonderful journey.
DUCKWORTH, Matthew Frank Joseph
23, passed away March 30, 2009 at home. Born January 19, 1986, in Yarmouth, he was a son of Michelle Deveau and Michael Duckworth. Matt was good at being good and good at being bad. He was a fun, happy, loving person, whose smile would light up any room. Matt loved food, pets, and kids, and anyone who knew him loved him. He worked for the Conway Workshop in Digby and was a member of the Digby Wesleyan Church. He is survived by maternal grandparents, Curtis and Jennifer Atwood and Donald and Rose Deveau; paternal grandmother, Barbara Duckworth; foster family, Lisa and Rob Fiander, (who were a huge part of Matt's upbringing); Monty, Lindsay and Makayla; siblings, Michael Duckworth, Alexandra Rodgerson, and Trevor Jacquard; foster grandparents, Ulysse and Joyce LeBlanc, Valda Fiander; and his extended family at the Conway Workshop. He was predeceased by paternal grandfather, Frank Duckworth. A memorial service took place Friday April 3, 2009 in the Digby Wesleyan Church.
67, Eel Lake, passed away March 31, 2009, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Lower Concession, he was a son of Charles Deveau, Church Point and the late Esther (Burns) Deveau. Ralph worked alongside his companion, Evelina, making rapure for 20 years. He is survived by companion, Evelina Saulnier, Eel Lake; children, Paul, St. Joseph; Christine Deveau, Grosses Coques; Rosa Melanson, Plympton and Earl, Dartmouth; siblings, Dorothy Gauthier Eileen Deveau, Roy (Patsy), Eddie (Marilyn), all of Church Point; Normand "Flat" (Janice), St. Joseph and Robert (Myra), Grosses Coques; three grandchildren. He was predeceased by brother, Clarence. Cremation has taken place under the direction Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral service to be held 11 a.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Church, Saulnierville. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Sacred Heart Parish Fund.
CUMMING (Duncan), Margaret M.
Passed away peacefully in Hampton Terrace Care Centre on Monday, March 30, 2009. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Donald Cumming (March 29, 2008); loving mother of Susan Koppersmith of Vancouver, B.C.; Duncan of Kanata, Ont.; Robert (Heather) of Halifax, and Michael and his wife, Cornelia Peckart of Hamilton. Cherished grandma of Sarah, Stephanie, Andrew, Crysta, Alice, Benjamin, and Liam, and great-grandma of Maggie and Kylie. Margaret will be lovingly remembered by many family and friends in East Pennant, Halifax, Pittsburgh, Ottawa and Hamilton. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Margaret's Life will be held at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant St. (one block north of City Hall), Friday, April 3, with visitation from 12 noon until time of service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Reception in the funeral home to follow.
WALLENIUS, Michael Jon "Mickey"
69, Lower Rose Bay, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at home. Born in Lunenburg, he was a son of the late Mabel (Wamboldt) Wallenius. In his earlier years Mickey went to sea sword fishing. After an accident at sea he was no longer able to return to fishing but spent the remainder of his years at home. He was a great neighbour and a good friend who was willing to help others when able. He took great pleasure in reading and enjoyed when others gave him a variety of books. Though he did not choose to physically travel far from home, he loved the places he went and the people he got to know through the books he read. Mickey is survived by an aunt, Marion Mossman, St. Catharine's, Ont., and several cousins. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. No. 3, Lunenburg. A graveside committal service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg, Rev. Vivian Moores officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
BOUTILIER, Guy W.
Passed away unexpectedly in Langley Memorial Hospital on Saturday, March 28, 2009, at the age of 67. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Earl and Jessie Boutilier. A devoted family man, Guy will be remembered by his wife, Jane; son, Eric (Selena); daughter, Erin (Justin). Guy was a loving "Papa" to his grandchildren, Ryder and Evan. His is also survived by his sisters, Vi, Joan, Jessie, Alice (Andrew) and Linda; brother, Doug (Linda); sister-in-law, Bev, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Bob, and brothers-in-law, Ronald, Stanley, Alex and Roy. A Celebration of his Life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 3 in Henderson's Langley Funeral Home, 20786 Fraser Highway, Langley, B.C. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Guy's memory to the Langley Memorial Hospital Founcation, 22051 Fraser Highway, Langley, B.C. V3A 4H4.
HURLEY, Margaret Ann
64, Maccan, died on April 1, 2009. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Dorthy (Meade) Dunlop. Surviving are husband , Ross; sons, Mark, Clayton and Layton (Barb) ; brothers and sisters, Betty, Phyllis, Rose, Lynn, Lester, Joe, Cecil, Donnie, Billy, Jimmy, Lily and Kenny; numerous nieces and nephews.She was predeceased by infant brother, John. Visitation will be held today from 7-9 pm. in Furlong Jones Funeral Home, Amherst, with memorial service in the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 2 p.m., Rev. Bob Mack officiating. Burial in Maccan Cemetery in the Spring.
JOHNSTONE, Claraissa "Clara"
91, of Willow Lodge, Tatamagouche, and formerly of Truro and Kemptown, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at the lodge. Clara was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all. Since the passing of her husband Floyd in 1964, Clara lovingly struggled and walked many miles to provide and care for her eight children whom she loved dearly, especially her lovely special daughter Pearl who loved her mother's special care. Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late John George and Emma Jean (Kendall) Tutty. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 26 Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by daughters, Annetta Rushton, Kemptown; Ardith (Dale) Lambourne, Masstown; Joyce (Neil) Reid, and Marjorie (Irving) Murray, Bible Hill; Pearl and Janet (Wayne MacMeekin), Truro; sons, David (Carol), Salmon River; William (Lynn), Valley; sister, Sarah MacDonald, Truro; stepsister, Joan, Ontario; grandchildren, Brad (Marlyn), Alton (Lynn), Annette (John), Angie (Craig), Patty (Rob), Adam, Patricia, Mike (Margo), Kim (John), David Carl, Stacy (Mark); 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Floyd Vernon; son, Robert; stepdaughter, Betty; sisters, Joyce, Dolly; brothers, John, Leslie, Stanley. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today, April 3, funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4, all in the Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro, Rev. Fred Whittier officiating, with a reception to follow in the funeral home. Interment in the Watson Cemetery Truro at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Willow Lodge, Tatamagouche or to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. The family would like to give special thanks to all the staff at Willow Lodge for all their love, care and compassion given to our mother.