McPHEE, Annie Etta
92, of Halifax and formerly of Gore, Hants Co., passed away on Friday, April 3, in Windsor Elms Village. Born on July 29, 1916, in East Gore, Hants Co., she was a daughter of the late Burton and Elizabeth (Blois) Grant. She is survived by her children, Grant (Janet), Ottawa, Ont.; Marjorie Lewis, Hamilton, Mont.; William Lindsay (Barb), Dartmouth; Sheila (Lawrence) Anthony, Stanley; Isabelle (Stephen) Zwerling, Boutilier's Point; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Cameron Grant, Toronto, Ont.; Helen Weir, Windsor; Stanley Grant, Las Vegas, Nev. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur; siblings, William Grant, Margaret Powell and Frank Grant. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Annie, may be made to a charity of one's choice.
HODGES, A. Lawrence
83, Aylesford East, Kings Co., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, April 2, 2009, in Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Morristown, Kings Co. on September 21, 1925, he was a son of the late Charles and Lucy (Ulhman) Hodges. Lawrence had worked for Stuart & Vaughn Nichols for most of his life, hauling fertilizer, hay and apples to several towns throughout the valley and chickens to Newfoundland. He had also operated a mixed farm with his father and brother and had opened graves in the Aylesford and Morristown area most of his life. Lawrence was a long-time member of Aylesford Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Altee (Lutz) Hodges; children, Sandra (Sam) Graves, Berwick; Douglas Hodges, Patsy Keddy, both of Aylesford; Susan (Chizzie) Reid, Berwick; grandchildren, Christopher, Matthew, Justin, Samantha, Rebecca and Holly; sister, Jessie (Hardy) Lutz, South Berwick; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Howard in infancy and Ronald (Joyce) Hodges. Visitation for Lawrence will take place 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., today in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, NS, B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900). Funeral service will take place 4 p.m. Sunday, April 5, in Aylesford Baptist Church, 2543 Hwy No. 1., Rev. Clyde Lowe officiating, assisted by Rev. Donald Rafuse. Burial in Aylesford Union Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to Aylesford Baptist Church.
TURNER, Mansel Mark "Tony"
70, of Sambro, formerly of Saint John, N.B., died Thursday April 2, 2009, after a brave battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Vicki Millidge Turner and Mark C. Turner. Tony is survived by his wife, Natasha; sons, Alexei (Terri); granddaughter, Isabelle, of East Gore and Tristan (Tanya), of West Pennant. Tony was a very knowledgeable, articulate and capable of discussing many topics and also loved to work with his hands and undertook almost impossible projects. Words cannot express the sorrow we feel and we will miss him very much. The family would like to express their thanks to all the staff of 7A Palliative Care unit of the VG Site, QEII, for their care and compassion. Interment will take place at a later date.
CREASER, Lucille Barbara
Passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 105 in Windsor Elms Village, Windsor on Friday, April 3, 2009. She was born in Riverport, Lunenburg Co., on December 31, 1903. The daughter of the late Capt. Arthur Creaser and Helena Ann (Ritcey). Lucille was the last surviving member of her family, her two sisters having predeceased her. She went to school in Riverport and then went on to teachers college in Truro. She taught for one year and realized her true calling was to be a nurse. Lucille then went to the former Victoria General Hospital in Halifax and graduated as a registered nurse in 1928. At the V.G. Lucille worked as a private duty nurse so that she could be closer to her patients. She retired from nursing in 1965. Lucille lived all her adult life in Halifax until she moved to Windsor Elms Village in 2005. She was an avid reader and an active member of Symphony Nova Scotia and of Neptune Theatre. Lucille was devoted to her family and friends and was dearly loved by them all. She is survived by her nieces, Virgina Gale, Truro; Nancy Rose (Graham), Garden City, N.Y.; six great-nieces and nephews and five great great-nieces and nephews. Besides her sisters, she was predeceased by niece, Elizabeth Duffield (Moncton, N.B.). A memorial service to celebrate her life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Halifax.
BIEKENS (MacDonald), Mary Jane
74, of Halifax, passed away April 3, 2009 in the Transitional Care Unit of the QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Anne (Duffell) MacDonald. Mary Jane is survived by her husband Cornelis "Casey"; daughter, Jane, Halifax; brother, James D. "Danny" MacDonald, Vermont. Predeceased by her brother, Paul MacDonald. Mary Jane will be remembered, as a kind soul, who was always concerned about others. Visitation will be held Monday, April, 6, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. and memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2009, both in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St. Interment in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Special thanks to cousin, Carmel and many other friends, relatives and the caring staff on 4A. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
CAMERON, Harvey Allister Sr.
64, Glace Bay. It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of husband, father, and grandfather, Harvey Cameron, 64 of Glace Bay, on Wednesday April 1, 2009. Born in Glace Bay to the late Roy and Harriet (Simmons) Cameron. Harvey was well known for his work as the funeral director for Patten Funeral Home in Glace Bay. His passion and dedication for his work was unsurpassed. Harvey's need for perfection in the Funeral Services for the past 42 years earned him great respect from his colleagues and everyone who knew him. His commitment will be greatly missed. Harvey was an active member of the Sargent's Mess, Glace Bay for over 35 years. He was an adherent of Epworth United Church and also had a fellowship with all clergy in the surrounding area. Harvey's pride for his family was another passion in his life. He leaves behind his loving wife Martha (Hillier); children, Karen (Brian) Budden, and Harvey (Carol) Cameron; also grandchildren, Emily, Matthew, Amy and Abby. Harvey is also survived by brother, Glen (Nancy) Cameron, sister Lynn (Marty) Russell; many brother and sister-in-laws, many nieces and nephews and great friends. Harvey was predeceased by parents Roy and Harriet (Simmons) Cameron, sisters Alice (MacIntyre) and Deanna (Mortimer), and brother Harvey Glen. Visitation will take place in Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520, today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Sunday April 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Brookside Street, Glace Bay, on Monday April 6 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Michael Henderson officiating and assisted by Rev. Eric Lynk. Family flowers only please. Internment to take place at Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. Donations can be made to a charity of one's choice. "The record shows I took the blows And did it my way"
LAWTON, Dr. Louis Edmund
90, family physician for 54 years, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday April 1, 2009, in St. John's, N.L. Dr. Louis Edmund Lawton. Left to mourn are his beloved wife of 60 years, Ethel (Brown); children, Kenneth (Leah), Louis (Suzanne), Anna (Dr. Al Felix), John (Katie) and David (Lisa); grandchildren, Patrick, Christopher, Michelle, Andrew, Maria, Emily, Rosemary, Keith and Benjamin. Also left to mourn are his brother, Dr. Robert Lawton (Josephine); his sister, Anna Lawton; and his sister-in-law, Mavis Muirhead, of Halifax. Dr. Lawton was predeceased by his parents, Louis J. Lawton and Bride Lawton of Bell Island; his brothers, Keith Lawton of Halifax; and Father William K. Lawton; and his sister, Eleanor Lawton of St. John's, N.L. Dr. Lawton will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his family and also by the thousands of patients and friends alike whose lives he enriched through his family and maternity practice, his teaching, his innumerable volunteer activities, his easy humour, his impressive intellect and his boundless supply of love and kindness. Resting in Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John's, N.L., with visitation yesterday and today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, April 4, at 9:30 a.m. in St. Pius X Church. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, charitable donations in his memory may be made to Doctors Without Borders at: www.msf.ca.
HUGHES, Valerie Glee
58, of Truro, passed away Friday, April 3, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late James Grant and Eleanor (Hemeon) Brown. Valerie was a member of D.C.S.C. (Disabled Consumers Society of Colchester) and a member of the Arthritis Society. She worked for several years at Nelson Cleaner's as a seamstress. She is survived by a son Jim (Glenda) of North River; daughter Melissa (Jenny) of Truro; grandchildren, Logan, Kyle, Nick, Jayda; brothers, Grant Brown (Lyn) of Valley, Tony Brown of Botwood, N.L.; sisters, Marleine Brown and Penny Brown, both of Truro; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Sunday and funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, April 6, all in Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro. Rev. Brian DeLong will officiate with a reception to follow in the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date. Donations in Valerie's memory may be made to The Arthritis Society.
HAVLOVIC, Isobel Marie
Passed away on March 30, 2009, in Etobicoke General Hospital, in Toronto, Ontario, surrounded by her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, George Joseph Havlovic; her children, Beatrice (Eberhard Froehlich) of Halifax; Dolfi (Peter Willcock) of West Vancouver; Jan (Michelle Fazari) 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, Nova Scotia, 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 was held on April 3, 2009, in Woodbridge, Ontario. 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
MOULAISON, McKay Cassie
93, Villa St. Joseph-du-Lac, Dayton, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2009, in the villa. Born June 28, 1915, in Wood's Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Woodbury and Clissie Nickerson. Surviving are her daughter, Valerie Moulaison, Yarmouth, as well as her grandchildren, Judy Turner, Halifax; Kirk Sweeney, Yarmouth; April (Laurie) Thomas, Yarmouth; Michael Sweeney, Vancouver; Bruce (Darlene) Doucette, Dartmouth; Jill (Curtis) LeBlanc, Yarmouth; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Curt, Cory, Jade, Callie and Kendal; great great-grandson, Kale Deveau. Cassie was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred Robicheau; daughter, Patricia Sweeney; granddaughter, Colleen Doucette-Doane; brothers, Delbert, Elsworth, Charles, Draius, Marshall; sisters, May, Daisy and Mina. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation by request. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, from H. M. Huskilson's Funeral Chapel, 29 Albert St., Yarmouth, Rev. Mr. Stephen Bourque officiating. Interment will take place in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery, Yarmouth, at a later date. It has been requested that there be family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice, and mass offerings would be appreciated.
DOTY, Leon Roger
60, Ashmore, passed away April 2, 2009, in Digby General Hospital. Born in Digby, he was a son of the late Victor and Freda (Theriault) Doty. Leon was a master carpenter, who enjoyed building and repairing boats. Leon was a bus driver for the Tri-County School Board. He enjoyed his job and the time he spent with the children. He was a great friend who always was there to help others who needed it. Surviving are his wife, Sheila; daughters, Sandra, Bobbi (Keith), and Kristie (Darryl), all of Ontario; grandchildren, Cameron, Sean, Mason, Angelica and Ashton; niece and nephew, Tracey and Michael Doty. He was predeceased by his brother, Victor. Visitation 12-2 p.m. Sunday in Jayne's Funeral Home, Weymouth North. Funeral service 3 p.m. Sunday in Calvary Baptist Church, Pastor Steve Stone will officiate. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Weymouth.
64, Sydney. It is with deep sadness we announce the death of Adrian Bates, Spruce Haven Drive, Sydney, on Friday, April 3, 2009, after a brief recurring battle with cancer. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Arthur and Catherine (Burke) Bates of Dillon Street. A graduate of Sydney Academy and St. F.X. University, he began a teaching career in 1967 at MacLennan Jr. High, transferring to Malcolm Munroe Jr. High after seven years. In 1978, he was appointed to the position of curriculum supervisor with the Cape Breton District School Board and in 1982 became curriculum supervisor with the Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board. In January 1989, he was appointed principal of Malcolm Jr. High until his retirement in 1997. During his teaching career he served on a number of task forces and special projects with the Department of Education. Upon his retirement, Adrian was elected as a member of the CBVRSD for two consecutive terms. During his terms of office he served on the executive of the Nova Scotia School Boards Association. Adie was very involved in community work. He was the Education Coordinator of the 1987 Canada Winter Games Organizing committee. He served as Chairman of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation and for the past eight years he coordinated their Annual Golf Tournament. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Lingan Golf Club. He was a former member of the Sydney Curling Club. He served as chairman of St. Anthony Daniel Parish Council and was also a founding member of the SAD Mens Club. He and Donna were one of four couples recognized with an award for their special service to the parish during the fiftieth anniversary of St. Anthony Daniel Parish. After his retirement, along with volunteer work, he took up jogging. He participated in the first Bluenose Marathon in Halifax on May 23, 2004, finishing with a time of three hours, 57 minutes. Adie loved to golf and achieved every golfer's dream with a hole in one on number nine at Seaview Golf Club, August 8, 1996. In 2007, he and his good friend Nelson Latimer spent four days at The Masters, another golfer's dream. For the past six years Adie and Donna became regular snowbirds, nesting with their Caper friends at the Boulevard Club in Seminole, Fla. Adie cherished the time he spent with Donna, his soulmate and love of his life, as well as the time he spent with his family, grandchildren and friends. He was respected and loved by all who knew him and was seen as the little man with a big heart. Today Adie is in a place where the grass is always green and the golf courses never close. Rest in Peace. Adie is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Donna (MacLean); sons, Neil (Lori), Glen (Amy); daughter, Jana (Rob Nurnber); grandchildren, Ceilidh, Ryan, Breagh, Madeline, and Meghan, all from Halifax. He is also survived by his sister, Elaine (Ron MacDonald), Grand Lake Road; his brother, Clem (Geneva), Louisdale and his sister-in-law, Marlene, Sydney. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Leonard. Visitation for Adie will be 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday, April 6, in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on George Street, Sydney. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony Daniel Church with Father Donald MacGillivary presiding. Cremation to take place with a burial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Adie's memory to Cape Breton Regional Cancer Centre or Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation. Life is not measured in years but in accomplishments. Adie lived a rich life.
SNYDER, Eileen Madelyn
97, of New Minas, Kings Co., passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2009, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Simpson's Corner, Lunenburg Co., she was a daughter of the late John and Samantha (Ernst) Lowe. She was a member of the United Church of Canada and had been active with New Minas United Church. She was also involved with Canadian Red Cross and volunteered for several organizations. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by daughter-in-law, Doris Snyder, New Minas; grandchildren, Murray, Vancouver; Cheryl (Richard) Veinot, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; Jacqueline (Eric) Olsen, Waverly; James (Denise) Snyder, New Minas; great-grandchildren, Steven, Michael, Nathan and Breagh; great great-grandchildren, Jackson and Kinsley; several nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Milton Snyder. She was predeceased by her husband, Obie; sons, Frederick and Lew; seven sisters and five brothers. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, April 5, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service followed by a reception will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 6, Rev. David Hewitt officiating. At her request, a private family interment will take place in Fairview Cemetery, Halifax. Donations in memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.