DAVIS, Edward "Dud"
85, Whitney Pier, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2009. Born in Sydney on November 22, 1923, he was the son of the late Edward and Gertie (Hawco) Davis. Survived by wife Stella Zahara; children, Jeanette, Betty, Chiasson, Valerie, Edward, Debbie, and Donald; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, William, Kevin, Cyril; sisters, Sharon and Rita. Predeceased by son E. Michael; grandson, Kelly; son-in-law, James and Leonard; brothers, Melvin and Gerald. Visitation will take place in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral, Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church.
MOSHER, Jean Marguerite
It is with great sadness that the family of Jean Marguerite Mosher, 73, of Riverport, announce her passing on Friday, April 3, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Lower LaHave, she was a daughter of the late John Nathaniel and Lottie Belle (Barry) Nauss. Jean was a devoted and faithful member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Rose Bay, where she was Superintendent of the Sunday school for many years, a choir member and a member of the E.L.W. and held various positions on the church council. Active within her community, Jean volunteered her time as a member of the Riverport Community Centre and Ladies Auxiliary of the Centre, the Riverport Garden Club, Co-ordinator for the Volunteers for Canvassing of the Red Cross, and was a member of the Riverport Community Choir. Over the years she was given many awards for her time spent as a volunteer to the area. Her love of life, family, friends and community at large, were so important to her. Jean's quiet courage, strength of spirit, creativity and sense of humour will be carried forward by those who knew and loved her. She was a golden thread of love spun invisibly through all our hearts and lives. She is survived by her son, Christopher (Donna), Riverport; her daughter, Sandra Mosher (Elvis Robar), Riverport; sisters, Gloria Wood, Kentville; Doris Wood, Moncton; Vivian Wagner, Sylvia Mossman, both of Five Houses; brother, Robert (Rose Marie), Seabright; grandchildren, Michael (Amanda), Richard (Natasha), and Ryan (Samantha), and great-grandchildren, Morgan, Cameron, Colby, and Colin. She was predeceased by her husband Douglas, sisters, Mary, Marie, and brothers, Wallace, Douglas, and Carl. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Highway No. 3, Lunenburg, with visiting Sunday from 7-9 p.m. Memorial service to celebrate Jean's life will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Rose Bay, Rev. Willis Ott officiating. Interment will be in Shepherd's Hill Cemetery, Riverport. Flowers from the immediate family only, memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice.
COVEY, Allan Sherman
58, Shubenacadie, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 3, 2009. Born in Halifax and raised in Hackett's Cove, he was a son of the late Kathleen Covey and Raymond Covey. Allan will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a kind and generous person, who was always willing to lend a hand, no matter the situation. He loved the outdoors, especially fishing, and was a man always on the move. Allan possessed a keen mind and was often reading or studying. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Pat; son, Mark (Stephanie), Halifax; daughter, Meranda (Jeff) Spurrell, grandchildren, Jeremy and Nicole, all of Beaverbank; son, Richard, Edmonton, Alta. He also leaves behind his brothers, Leon and Larry, both of Hackett's Cove; sisters, Phyllis (Bruce) Hollett, Cathy (Murray) MacGray, both of Halifax. He was predeceased by brother, Murray. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 7 at 3 p.m., in Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 20971 Highway No. 2, Shubenacadie East, with Bill Crandall officiating.
SURETTE, George Laurent
85, Lower Eel Brook, Yarmouth Co., died in Yarmouth Regional Hospital, on Sunday, April 5, 2009. He worked most of his life at, and was the ultimate owner of, Surette's Service Station, Lower Eel Brook, which he closed in the mid 1980s. He was born in Lower Eel Brook, the eldest son of the late Eugène and Annie (Babin) Surette. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Virginia (Atkinson); sister, Marie Surette, Nakile Home for Special Care, Argyle, as well as sister-in-law, Anne Surette, Tusket. He was predeceased by brothers, Pierre and Jules, as well as by two sisters and three brothers in infancy. Visitation will take place from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, with prayers at 8 p.m., followed by the funeral at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 8, all in Huskilson's Memorial Chapel, 29 Albert Street, Yarmouth, Father John MacPherson and Pastor David Wilcox officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Central Argyle. It has been requested that there be family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Saint Anne's Catholic Church (Ste. Anne-du-Ruisseau).
BROTHERS, Mary Anita
Dartmouth, passed away on April 4, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII, with her husband, Bill Goodall and son, Mark at her side. Born in Kingston, Ont., she was a daughter of Rose and the late Elmer Caborn. Mary attended Mount St. Vincent University as a mature student to obtain her BBA and later received her CGA designation. She is past president of Sears Toastmasters where education was everything to her. Mary enjoyed travel, golf, gardening, cooking, reading, and spending time with her grandson and his parents. She is survived by her husband, Bill Goodall; son, Mark (Dawn) Brothers; grandson, Presley; sisters, Linda (Jim Mitchell) Smith, Kathy (Robert) Bruce; brothers, Roy Caborn, Keith (Gloria) Caborn, Calvin (Ching-mei) Caborn; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, Mary requested that donations be made to Dartmouth North Community Centre, 134 Pinecrest Dr., Dartmouth, NS, B3A 2J9.
BROWN, Guy A. C.
72, Springhill, passed away peacefully in Dr. George's L. DuMont Hospital in Moncton on Sunday, April 5, 2009. Born in Springhill, he was a son of Mabel (Goodwin) Brown, Port Elgin, N.B. and the late Charles Brown. Guy was a member of St. David's Presbyterian Church, Springhill. He was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces for six years, serving with the UN Special Forces in Egypt. He worked as a traveling salesman for Watkins Products for 10 years. He was a lifetime member of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party. During his long and respected career with the Provincial Government he held many positions, including Minister of Consumer Affairs, Minister of Housing and Municipal Affairs, Minister of Labor, Minister of Agriculture, and Minister for the Workman's Compensation Board. Guy was an active member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Springhill Legion. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and spending time at the hunting camp. He never forgot about the people, and enjoyed speaking with anyone and everyone and was always concerned for those in need. Above all, Guy was a family man and loved and enjoyed his family. In addition to his mother, he will be sadly missed by his wife, the former June Lewis; sons, Dale (Eleanor), Riverview, N.B. and Glenn, Stephenville, N.L.; stepdaughter, Debbie (Brian) Fillmore, Mapleton; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Garnet (Mary), Amherst; Bliss (Debbie), Bridgewater; Carmen, Murray (Patricia) and Kenneth (Margaret), all of Sackville, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Matthew at birth, David and Angus. Arrangements have been entrusted to A. H. Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane St., Springhill, N.S. (902-597-2361) where visiting hours will take place on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, April 9 at 2 p.m., Rev. Elizabeth Davies officiating. Burial will take place in Mapleton Cemetery at a later date. A time of tea and fellowship will be held in Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Center immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Guy's memory to the Guy Brown Library, St. David's Presbyterian Church, or Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch.
NYSTROM (Macdonald), Judith
Of Belmont, died on March 19, 2009, after a long, courageous battle with kidney disease and cancer. She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, George Nystrom. She was a daughter of the late Muriel (Murphy) and Bertram MacDonald (of Sheet Harbour). Judith and her husband, George lived in Belmont, Mass., where they raised their children, Ingrid and Erik. Judy stayed at home to raise her children while they were young, but later returned to work as a specialist in Italian tourism for American Express's Travel Services. Judy had a passion for travel and spent many months visiting and vacationing in Tuscany with her friends and family. She traveled the entire globe from Europe to the Far East and Australia. Judy spent every summer of her life with her family at their family homestead in Sheet Harbour, where she had a large extended family. She later moved to her present home in Mushaboom. She retired in 1998 due to long-term illness with kidney disease. She was diagnosed with leukemia in the spring of 2008 and despite this lived every day to the fullest as if it were the greatest day of her life. Her strong zest for life allowed her have many happy months with her family, friends and grandchildren. Her struggle ended peacefully on Thursday, March 19, in Massachusetts General Hospital with her family by her side. Judy is survived by her daughter, Ingrid Allardi and husband Steven of Wrentham, Mass.; her son, Erik Davin Nystrom and wife Shannon of Rolesville, N.C. She was a loving grandmother "Nonnie" of Alexander and Isabel Allardi. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and her sister, Kathleen Johnson of Downingtown, Pa. A memorial service and celebration of her life is planned for friends and family this August with plans to follow. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in her memory to National Kidney Foundation.
GOUCHIE (Allen), Lavinia Vita "Vennie"
Died April 6, 2009. A daughter of the late Lord William and Emma M. (Pauley) Allen, she is survived by sons, Richard (Diane), Ollie (Ellen), Terry (Joan), Art (Sheila), Carl (Anne), Norman, Roger (Patsy); foster sons, Michael, Murray; daughters, Doris (Bob), Edna, Nancy, Patricia (Bill); 48 grandchildren, 79 great and great great-grandchildren. Predeceased by husband, Daniel; daughter, Linda; sisters, Annie, Rebecca; half-brother, Burton. Visitation today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m., in Campbell's Funeral Home, parish prayers 8 p.m. Funeral mass Thursday, 10 a.m. in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church.
DONAHUE, John Bernard
82, passed away in Dogwood Lodge, Vancouver, B.C. Bernard was born in Grandigue Ferry, Richmond Co., to the late John and Clara (White) Donahue. While he was an infant, his family moved to Arichat to profit from the education facilities. Bernard graduated from OLA Convent school with Grade 12 via Provincial Exams. Bernard spent most of his employable years at Tasu, on the beautiful Queen Charlotte Islands in his profession of scaler. He is survived by his sister, Laura Hearn, Rocky Bay; nieces, Claire Lundrigan (Wayne), Inverness; Sheila Hearn (John MacDonald), Port Hawkesbury; nephews, Kevin Hearn (Rose), Fox Creed, Alta.; Mark Hearn, Rock Bay. He was predeceased by brothers, William and Charles. Interment took place in Vancouver. A memorial service will be held in OLA Church, Arichat, in the summer.
RAYNALD, Roy Schultz
Halifax, passed away in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, on April 2, 2009. He leaves behind his sisters and brothers, Monique, Raymond Roy (Claudette Gosselin), Jean-Marc (Nicole Pepin), Claudette (Jean Paul Charest), Gilles (Claudine Gosselin) and Francine. He was a former member of the Canadian Armed Forces for 30 years. He also leaves a number of nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Cruikshank's Funeral Home.
TAYLOR George M. RCN CD (Ret'd)
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Saturday, April 4, 2009, in his 81st year. He was the loving husband of Esther; dear father of Catherine (Peter), Carolyn (Brian), Linda (Daryl) and Michael (Pam); cherished Grandpa Red of eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Harry (Margaret) and his sister, Margie; extended family, Marion, James, Delia (Nick), Howard, Anna, and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Rd. (between Bayshore and Baseline Road) Nepean, Ont. on Thursday, April 9, from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service in the Chapel at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre, or Queensway Carleton Hospital. "We Love you Dad and will miss you always, and as Dad would say, SAME SAME."
MARSH, Edna Mae
97, Reserve Mines. It is with heartfelt sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of our loving and strong mother, Edna Mae Marsh, which occurred Monday, April 6, 2009, in Seaview Manor. Born in New Waterford, Edna was a daughter of the late William P. and Jane B. (Clarke) MacIntyre. She was a member of St. Joseph's Parish; their CWL, the Altar Society and the Ladies' Auxiliary. She was an avid bingo player, blueberry picker and baker who loved horse racing, the Toronto Maple Leafs and, of course, her family. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Edna is survived by her children, Larry (Barbara), Hampton; Edna Marie (Billy) MacArthur, Reserve Mines; Francis "FX", Reserve Mines; Gerald (Cynthia), Fredericton, N.B.; James T. (Olive), Reserve Mines; Miriam (Donnie) Tanner, Wolfville; Basil (Anne), Reserve Mines; Margaret (Fabian) Routlege, Glace Bay; Adrian, Dominion; Boniface H., Calgary, Alta.; Stanley Thomas, Hamilton; Billy (Janice), Glace Bay and special children, Greg, Diane and Danny; 29 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren, and many great great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was predeceased by her husband, James Henry; children, James, Mary, Ruth Anne and Joseph; daughters-in-law, Patsy and Linda; grandchildren, Danny and Eileen. Visitation will be held today 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Funeral Liturgy of the Word will be offered Thursday, 11 a.m., in St. Joseph's Church, Rev. Gerald Campbell officiating. Donations in Edna's memory are suggested to St. Joseph Cemetery Fund, Palliative Care or charity of choice.
"Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love." ~Mildred B. Vermont
GAUDET, Ronald L.
90, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born January 21, 1919, in Tiverton, he was a son of the late Ulysses and Adie (Smith) Gaudet. Ronald was an electronics specialist, and made model boats by hand, some of which are on display at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, at the Yarmouth Museum, at Cornwallis, and at other places. He was active with the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 92 Freeport, serving as Past-President. Ronald served Canada in the Second World War as a flight officer in 443 Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was a Spitfire pilot in Europe and in Africa. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Pauline Lillian Jones; sons, Arden (Suzanne) Gaudet and Tim (Patricia) Gaudet, both of Yarmouth; daughter, Zeta (Jeff) Gaudet, Gibson's Landing, B.C.; sister, Rosanna Clements, Yarmouth; grandchildren, Craig, Vanessa, Kandice (Jeremy), Collin and Erica; great-grandson, Carter. Cremation has taken place, and there will be no visitation, by request. A memorial service will be held in the Freeport Legion at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 11, Rev. David Ingersol officiating, with interment to follow in Hilltop Cemetery, Westport. Donations may be made to the Dialysis Unit of the Yarmouth Regional Hospital.