BROWNING (Miller), Tasha Lee
41, Williamson, W. Va., passed away March 25, 2009, in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. She was born October 1, 1967, in Moncton, N.B. to Kenneth Cyril Miller and Faye Elizabeth Swinemer Fenrick. She was a homemaker and a devout Christian, being an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Williamson. Survivors include her loving husband, Troy Browning of Williamson, W.Va.; father and stepmother, Kenneth and Barb Miller of North West Cove; mother and stepfather, Faye and Glenn Fenrick of Saskatchewan; sons, Kyle Hynne of Saskatchewan and Luke Henry Browning at home; brother, Christopher (Winnifred) Miller of Calgary, Alta.; sister, Crystal Miller of Winnipeg, Man.; step brother, Kevin Miller of Halifax; stepsist ers, Robyn Lawson of Port Coquitlan, B.C.; Nova Lawson of Mesa, Ariz.; Kena Rock of Sacramento, Calif.; Reva White of Mesa, Ariz; Karla Didlock of Calgary, Alta.; Barb Lawson of Red Lake, Ont. Also surviving are a host of friends. A memorial service was held Friday, March 27, in First Presbyterian Church in Williamson, W. Va. Arrangements were entrusted to Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Ky.
HILLIER, Mary "Mamie"
76, Sydney, died Wednesday, April 1, 2009. A daughter of the late Violet Sullivan. Surviving are daughters, Nadine Erickson, Tracey; sons, William, Allan; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Theresa Musgrave; brothers, Morris Sullivan, Kareem Sullivan. Predeceased by husband, Bill; brothers, Archibald, Percy, Bill; sisters, Aggie, Mary. Visitation today 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral service Saturday, 11 a.m. in T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel, Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
MILLER (Reid), Betty Eudora
70. Betty passed away on October 17, 2008, in Saanich Peninsula Hospital, near Victoria, B.C. She was the daughter of Moreen (Joyce) Reid and the late Kelton Reid of Amherst. At the time she graduated from high school she was thought of by family and friends as a mischievous tomboy, never seen in a dress. A year later she surprised them all by appearing in a long white wedding dress and then moving to British Columbia. While moving around British Columbia she raised three sons. She lived in Port Coquitlam, Chilliwack, Sardis, Terrace, Port Hardy, Campbell River and Sidney, B.C. She worked as a bookkeeper, gardened, square danced and attended Women's Institute. With Boy Scouts Canada she earned her Wood Woggle and Gilwell Beads and for some years ran a Cub Pack. She enjoyed playing, and excelled at, all card games and partnered with her friend, Betty Evans, she played tournament bridge. With her family she fished, hunted, canoed, backpacked and sailed a 30 foot sail boat named "Mustard Seed". In 1987, following an early retirement, she gave away or sold most of her household belongings and moved aboard her boat. This was her principal residence for the next 17 years, 14 of those years were away from British Columbia. Accompanied by her husband she sailed the boat through the Panama Canal to Nova Scotia and then on to Europe. She spent nine years in Western Europe. In all she visited/lived in 23 countries, five provinces and 16 states. Her habit was to live aboard her boat for six months and then fly home to British Columbia for six months. This allowed her to keep her grandmother fix up-to-date and be closely involved with the rest of her family and the many friends at home. In her own quiet way she was resolute in loving her extended family, helping others and living her dreams. She was a courageous lady of significant substance. Besides her mother, she is survived by Stan, her disoriented (my earthly pole star is gone) husband of 52 years; son, Stanley; grandchildren, Brandon, Kirsten; son, Kelly, (June); grandchildren, Michelle, Reid; son, Peter, (Brigitte); grandchildren, Lovina, Julie, Sophie Emma; younger brother, Anson (Ann); younger sister, Lois Ann Rayworth; four nieces and five nephews. As well as her greatly loved father, she was predeceased by her two "much older sisters", Joyce Myatt (Reg) and Connie McNeil (Carl). A celebration of this Christian lady's extraordinary life will be held in Sidney Pentecostal Church (Sidney, B.C.) at 1:15 p.m. May 9, 2009. All her life she enjoyed "a bit of adventure" on her last day she was still mischievous!
83, of Mersey Point, Queens Co., passed away suddenly in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, April 1, 2009. Born in Western Head, Queens Co., on July 26, 1925, he was a son of the late Charles and Irene (Wilson) Levy. Jerry was a former welder for Steel and Engine Products Limited "STENPRO" until he retired in 1990. In his leisure time he enjoyed gardening, variety shows, dancing, as well as feeding the birds and squirrels. He was a member of the Hank Snow Society. He is survived by his stepdaughter, Heather (Ross) Whynot of Milton; stepson, Larry White of Sudbury Ont.; stepgrandsons, Devin Whynot of Elmsdale and Timothy Whynot of Edmonton, Alta; his sisters, Beatrice Levy of Penticton, B.C.; Beulah (Wilson) Whynot of Milton, and Myrtle Whynot of Vermillion, Alta., as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean (White); sister, Irene, and brothers, Clarence, Lorraine, Arthur, Ernest and Denvert. Visitation will be Saturday, April 4, from 7-9 p.m. and funeral service will be Sunday, April 5, at 1 p.m., both in Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool, Rev. Judy Cross officiating. Burial will be in Zion United Cemetery, College Street, Liverpool. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Region of Queens Home Support or to the Queens Branch of the Victorian Order of Nurses.
HAVLOVIC, Isobel Marie
Passed away on March 30, 2009, in Etobicoke General Hospital, in Toronto, Ont., surrounded by her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, George Joseph Havlovic; her children, Beatrice (Eberhard) of Halifax; Dolfi (Peter) of West Vancouver; Jan (Michelle) of Toronto; her grandchildren, Mimi, John, Elizabeth and Isabella, and her nephew, Ian of Toronto; and niece, Beatrice Jane of California. Marie, the daughter of John David Fox and Jean Lovie, was born on September 6, 1931, in Valley Station, Truro, N.S., where she grew up. She worked for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian High Commission in London, England. She met and married George Joseph Havlovic in 1954 and supported him actively in his career in the dental business. She returned to university and completed her Bachelor of Commerce at Dalhousie University in 1969. She continued as comptroller of the family businesses, Canadian Associated Laboratories and Unident Limited. She was an avid skier, gardener, traveler, reader and history scholar. She was much admired for her wit, wisdom and kindness. She was adored by her family, friends and caregivers, and will live on in their hearts forever. A memorial service will be held today April 3, at 7 p.m. in 100 Arbors Lane in Woodbridge, Ont. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific (reference Bishop Lobkowicz Scholarship) at: www.pearsoncollege.ca
HATT, Perry Dean
88, of Kentville. The family sadly announces that, after enjoying a long, healthy and interesting life, Perry passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 2, 2009, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Beech Hill, Lunenburg Co., he was the only child of the late Levi and Ida Hatt. He was a veteran of the Second World War, having served as a motorcycle dispatch rider. Following the war he had been employed as driver with Hennigar Bus Lines and for many years drove between Chester and Kentville over the New Ross Road. He was later hired as part of the inaugural group of letter carriers with Canada Post in Kentville, from where he retired in 1979. Following his retirement, he and his wife, Una continued their love for traveling in the RV and camping. For many years they would spend the summer months in the Annapolis Valley and winter months first in Florida and later Brownsville, Tex. He was a Charter Member and Past President of the Dukes of Kent Barbershop Chorus, a past member of the Kentville Lions Club, the Glooscap Curling Club, Kentville and was a Charter Member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Everett Branch No. 88, Chester Basin. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Una (Peters) Hatt; daughter, Wendy (Jeff) Gertridge, Kentville; sons, Gordie Hatt (Dawn Estey), Fox Point, Lunenburg Co., and Randy Hatt, Chester Basin, Lunenburg Co.; grandchildren, Levi, Joel and Dean. Cremation has taken place under the direction of White Family Funeral Home, Kentville and there will be no visitation, by family request. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 5, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Rev. Murray Shaw officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Lakeview Cemetery, Chester Basin. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Valley Regional Hospital Foundation or to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
MacNEIL, Joan E.,
86, Iona. It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Joan Edith MacNeil of Iona on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, in Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck, one day before her 87th birthday. She was surrounded by her loving family. Born in Toronto, she was the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Rickett. In her early years she was employed with Canada Carbon, Toronto. Joan was a member of St. Columba Church, Iona, Clan MacNeil and The Nova Scotia Highland Village. She was a well-known craftsperson and former producer for Island Crafts in Sydney. It gave Mom a great deal of pleasure and pride to know that some of her crafts were on display in Buckingham Palace. Joan is survived by her husband of 48 years, Maxie "Malcolm"; son, Bill, at home; daughters, Susan (Jim) MacFarlane, Fort McMurray, Alta.; and Debbie (Lorne) Carabin, Glace Bay; beloved grandchildren, Colin MacFarlane, Sara, Abby, and Olivia Carabin. Joan will also be missed by her loyal companion, her dog, Humphrey, who she loved dearly. Besides her parents, Joan was predeceased by her sister, Lucy. Visitation from 12-2 p.m. Saturday, April 4 followed by funeral service at 2 p.m. both in St. Columba Church, Iona, with Father Paul Abbass officiating. Burial in St. Columba Cemetery. Reception to follow in Branch 124 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Iona. Family flowers only. Donations in Joan's memory may be made to St. Columba Cemetery Fund. Sleep peacefully Mom. We love you.
CARTER, George Joseph
59, Carstairs, Alta./ Sampsonville, Richmond Co. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George after a short battle with cancer on Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Didsbury Hospital, Didsbury, Alta. Born April 11, 1949, in Sampsonville, he was the son of George and the late Genivieve (Sampson) Carter. He was an Industrial Electrician by trade. In his leisure time he was an avid fisherman, camper and hunter, but most of all he loved playing guitar with his family and many friends. He is survived by his former wife, Pauline (LaRade), Cheticamp; daughter, Rhonda (Darcy) Landry, Halifax; sisters, Sylvia (Ken) Gray, Saint John, N.B.; Georda (Richie) Boyd, Maureen (Leonard) Whitty, Gail (George) Landry, all of Sampsonville; Glenda (David) Sampson, River Bourgeois; Cheryl (Donny) Richards, Hammonds Plains; brothers, Clifford (Debbie), Byron (Jamie), Darren (Gloria), all of Sampsonville; Clayton (Cathy), Lower Sackville; and his many nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his brother, Carl and sister, Sharon. At George's request a celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, April 11, in the Lakeside Community Center, Sampsonville beginning at 4 p.m. Donations in memory of George may be made to the Nelson Burke Memorial Bursary or a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, St. Peters.
GRAY, Helen W.
Highcrest Nursing Home, Sherbrooke, passed away on March 31, 2009, in the nursing home. Born in St. Stephen, N.B., she was the daughter of the late Harry and Aida (Trynor) Gray. Helen was a lab technician, having worked in various hospitals throughout Canada. Prior to moving to Antigonish, she resided in Liverpool for many years. She is survived by brother, Lester, Malignant Cove. She was predeceased by brother, Franklyn. There will be no visitation or funeral service.
McLAREN, Letitia Erma
92, Pictou. With sadness the family of Erma McLaren announce her passing on March 30, 2009. An active and vital woman to the end, she passed away peacefully in Shiretown Nursing Home. Born June 30, 1916, in Meadowville, Pictou Co., she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret Murray. Growing up on a farm, she learned the rewards of hard work, self sufficiency and the love of God - values she carried throughout her life. A 73 year resident of the "Old Town" as she affectionately called Pictou, she made the leap to independent living in 1936 and ultimately met and married her life-long love, Stan McLaren, in 1939. They raised a family of three children. She worked side by side with her husband in the funeral business until his death in 1968. Erma then joined the staff of Pictou Medical Clinic until her retirement in 1981. Erma was a woman of boundless energy and drive. She channelled that energy into her family life, her church and the community. Her family was the most important part of her life and she had a deep interest in knowing all about what was going on. She took delight in everyone's successes and gave support and encouragement when needed. She took great pride, with a daily sense of accomplishment in a neat and tidy home, as well as her appearance with her signature white blouse. An active volunteer for most of her life she never refused a request for help. She worked tirelessly on behalf of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Cancer Society, United Way, just to name a few, and was a proud 71 year member of the Princess Rebekah Lodge No. 4. She was an active member of Pictou United Church and a dedicated worker in Unit 3 of the United Church Women. Her pies, biscuits and sweets were popular items at the dinners and suppers she worked to support over many, many years. She passed on to her family the value of a positive outlook on life. As she would say, no matter your situation, your happiness was all up to you. Always greeting family and visitors alike with a smile you immediately felt welcomed and at ease, and of course you could not leave her home without a cup of tea. Certainly, a view of life to be emulated. Erma is survived by children, Beverly, Richmond, Tex.; Bill (Diane) Mississauga, Ont., and Murray (Zelda) Pictou; grandchildren, Leslie, Ian, Maggie, Karyna, Sonya; great-grandchildren, Stuart and Nicholas and sister, Jeanette Guy, Halifax; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Stanley, and brothers, Harold,and Russell. Visitation will be held in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou on Sunday, April 5, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Monday, April 6, at 2 p.m., from Pictou United Church, Rev. Mary-Beth Moriarity officiating, with burial in Seaview Cemetery. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pictou United Church or a charity of your choice.
JOHNSON, Gerald "Jake"
78, Scotia Nursing Home, Beaver Bank, formerly of Hazel Hill, Guysborough Co., passed away in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII on April 1, 2009. He was a son of the late Glenn and Leah (McKenzie) Johnson. His interests were playing cards (45's and crib) and watching wrestling on TV. He will fondly be remembered for always willing to help others. He is survived by brother, Willard "Wick" Johnson; stepbrother, Wallace McKenzie, Canso; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. He will be sadly missed by nephew, Jimmy Johnson (Carla), who cared and looked after him for the last number of years of his life. He was predeceased by sister, Margaret (Johnson) Payne. Cremtion has taken place under the care of J.A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax, NS (477-5601). Funeral service and burial will take place at a later date in Canso. Donations in memory of Jake may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
ORGAN (Payne), Vera
Central Butte, Sask., passed away peacefully in the presence of her long-time companion, Sam Crockett on March 22, 2009. Born January 25, 1946, in British Columbia, Vera was the only child of Jackson and Anne Payne. She was also a long-time resident of the South Shore, where she and first husband, Graham Rains raised their three children. In her final years Vera took to task with Sam, remodeling, rebuilding and relaxing in their homes in Western Canada. Vera is survived by her friend and companion, Sam Crockett, Central Butte, Sask.; her first husband, Graham Rains of Bridgewater; daughter, Kimberly Cormier (Rains), Halifax; sons, Jackson (Tammy) Rains, Auburndale; Anderson (Annette) Rains, Western Shore; grandson, Dylan Cormier, Dublin Shore; cousins, Boyd Payne, Eric Payne, Maureen Payne, and Chris Nagy, all of British Columbia. Vera also leaves behind a long list of those she called friends. Vera was predeceased by second husband, John Organ. Cremation has taken place and service to celebrate her life will be held at a later date.
BENHAM, George Richard
Halifax. It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of George Benham on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, following surgery in the QEII Health Sciences Center in Halifax, at the age of 87. George was born in Lockeport, in 1921, son of Capt. George A. and Harriet Louise (Laing) Benham. He was predeceased by brother, Capt. Earle H. Benham, Lockeport; sisters, Margaret E. Cullen, Halifax, and Mary Louise (Burchell) Fullerton, Halifax. George is survived by his loving wife, Shirley (Kennedy) (Leger) Benham; daughter, Sandra Anthony (Paul), Milton, Ont.; son, Tom Benham (Lorie Beeman), Dartmouth; stepson, David Leger; stepdaughter, Patricia Leger, both of British Columbia; grandchildren, Cathy (Anthony) Bruggeman (Jon), British Columbia; Robyn (Anthony) Anders (Scott), Milton, Ont.; Jeffrey (Donna) Anthony, Milton, Ont.; Sherra Benham, Calgary; and Krista Benham, Red Deer, Alta.; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Helen Daisy "Dot" Cayley, Calgary. George will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. George joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1939 and was proud to serve until 1945 as a Chief Petty Officer. He worked for the White Motor Company for many years and then formed his own company, Benco Marine Sales. He also worked briefly for the Canadian Coast Guard out of Newfoundland and later joined the Department of National Defence, Canadian Forces Auxilliary Vessels on the research ship, CFAV Quest retiring after 16 years of service. He was a past member of the Armdale Yacht Club, Mayflower Curling Club and Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 25. He thoroughly enjoyed boating, camping, golf, and walking his dogs, Buffy and Tasha. George is resting in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax where visitation will be held on Saturday, April 4, at 11 a.m. with funeral service beginning at 12 noon. Reception to follow funeral service. A private family burial will take place in Lockeport. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of choice. The family would like to thank the staff of 3 West Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII - Cedar Crest for their care, love and support while George was a resident during the past year.