83, New Haven, died April 5, 2009, in Buchanan Health Centre. He was a self-employed fisherman all his life. Born in New Haven, he was a son of the late Francis and Helen Warr. He was a member of St. Andrew's Anglican Church. He is survived by brother, Seward, New Haven; sister, Annie (Elias) Buffett, New Haven/Sydney. He was predeceased by his sister, Edna; his brothers, William and Frederick. The funeral will be today at 2 p.m. in St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Neil's Harbour with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Funeral under the direction of Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home. Following the service, friends can visit family in the church hall.
WASSON, Evelyn M.
87, of Two Islands, Cumberland Co., passed away Monday, April 6, 2009, in Victoria Manor, Amherst. Born in New Canaan, she was a daughter of the late Hubert and Evelyn (Tyrell) Skidmore. She was a school teacher for many years having taught in Canaan, Greenhill, Advocate and Maccan. She is survived by daughter, Dale McCulley (Gary), Two Islands; son, Keith, Minto, N.B.; sister, Vera Rousseau, Smithfield, R.I.; brother, Vincent Skidmore, Maple Ridge, B.C.; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Murdock; son, John in infancy; brothers, Austin, Ivan and a brother in infancy. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro, where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, April 10, President William Smith of the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints officiating. Burial in Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
HUSKINS, Stanley Archibald "Archie"
Veteran's Place, Yarmouth, formerly of Liverpool, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2009, in Veteran's Place, Yarmouth. Born on September 10, 1920, in Liverpool, he was a son of the late Myrtle (Hattie) Simms. Archie was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Princess Louise Dragoons. After the war he moved to Ontario and was employed with Moffatt Enterprises for 35 years. Upon his retirement he returned to Liverpool. Archie was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 038. He was an avid crib player and enjoyed listening to Country and Western music. In his earlier years he was a softball coach. Archie was a very kind man and will be greatly missed by his family. He is survived by nephew, Jimmie (Karen) Stoddart, Brass Hill; nieces, Mary (Wilfred) Mader, Patti (Bruce) Shipley, both of Bear Point. He was predeceased by his sister, Jennie Stoddart (Richard). Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today from H. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Barrington. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday from H. Huskilson's Memorial Chapel, Barrington, Pastor Alvin McComiskey officiating. Cremation will follow after the funeral service. Interment will be in Zion United Cemetery, Liverpool. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson Society of Canada, Maritime Region.
SANFORD, Gordon Merrill
84, of Brooklyn, Hants Co., passed away Monday, April 6, 2009, at home. Born on May 18, 1924, in Windsor, Hants Co., he was a son of the late Ralph and Edna (Hanf) Sanford. Gordon farmed all of his life until becoming ill in 2000. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, the former Shirley Williams; daughters, Judy (Alan) Dill, Brooklyn; Mary Lou (Bill) Allard, Miramichi, N.B.; son, Fred (Judy), Timberlea; his cherished grandchildren, Tanya, Brenda, Jeff, Shelley, Richard, and Kristina; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Virginia Blackburn. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King St., Windsor. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Shelley Pick officiating. A private family interment will be in Riverview Haven Cemetery, Brooklyn. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to Riverview Haven Cemetery or a charity of one's choice.
HOLLINGUM, Robert Benjamin
76, passed away peacefully in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, on April 6, 2009, where he was surrounded by his family, relatives, and close friends. Bob was born in Montreal and was predeceased by his father, E.W. "Holly" Hollingum; his mother, Kathleen "Kitty" (Moir) Hollingum, and his brother, Bill Hollingum. He is survived by his wife, Connie (Ross) Hollingum, Bedford; his son, Kenneth Hollingum, Bedford; his daughter, Susan Hollingum-Smith (Steve); grandson, Sandy, Lower Sackville, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Bob was young at heart and "larger than life" and he will be sadly missed. He was very involved with the Probus Club of Halifax, always promoting the club to his friends. Bob was a long- standing member of the Bedford/Sackville Rotary Club and was named a Paul Harris Fellow. Bob had a long career in retailing with Zellers and wholesaling with Hollingum Agencies. Since Hollingum Agencies, Bob started his life insurance and financial planning career with Confederation Life, then became an independent broker with Maritime Life, and retired from Manulife Financial in June 2008. He maintained a loyal and committed clientele throughout his career and he loved them. Visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, 1216 Bedford Hwy., Bedford (902) 835-5999. A memorial service will be held in the Atlantic School of Theology Chapel, 660 Francklyn St., Halifax on Thursday, April 9, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Sandra Cox officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bob's favorite charities, Pheonix House or Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch. Private interment will follow at a later date.
HINCH, Donald Joseph
72, Lantz, formerly of Dartmouth, passed away suddenly at home, April 7, 2009. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Joseph Andrew and Edna (Cleary) Hinch. Don was a member of St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church and the founding member of St. Bernard's Knights of Columbus, Council 11625, Enfield. He worked at CFB Shearwater as a burner mechanic and retired in 1995 after 25 years service. He also worked on the side as a heating system installer operating as Donald J. Hinch Enterprises. Donald loved hockey, both as a player and a fan. A family oriented man, he enjoyed his family and especially loved to take his grandchildren to McDonald's. He will be sadly missed by his wife of nearly 45 years, Joy (Perkins); sons, Kevin (Connie) Hinch, Harvey Hinch, Eric (Ruth) Hinch; daughters, Melinda (Rodney) Isenor, Tammie (Perry) Hines, Christina (Darren) Hines; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother, Wayne (Jane) Hinch; sisters, Joan Donaldson, Margie (Kenneth) Wells, Diane MacPherson, Judy (Earl) DeVeaux, Gail Hinch, Josie (John) Porteus, Maxine Hinch, Sharon Hinch, Sheila Hinch; brother-in-law, Ed Whalen; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Ella Whalen; brothers, Reggie and David. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Sunday, April 12. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday, April 13, both in St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church, Enfield, Father Andrew Rembarczyk officiating. Cremation to follow. Interment will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Enfield, at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Family and friends may visit Don's Everlasting Memorial at: www.MeM.com, where they may leave written or spoken messages to honour him.
JARVIS (Thompson), Ruby Gwendolene
92, of Greenville Road, passed away April 6, 2009, surrounded by her loving family in Nakile Home For Special Care. Born in Pleasant Lake, Yarmouth Co., she was the daughter of the late George Robie and Calista (Chandler) Thompson. Ruby was a member of Greenville Baptist Church, a former employee of Villa St. Joseph and former member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 61 Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by daughters, Thelma "Suzy" (Leroy) Lawrence of Greenville, Mildred Jarvis Eskins of Montreal; Louise (William) Crawford of Greenville; sons, Glendon (Vera "Betty") of Greenville; Louis (Brenda) of Port Maitland; Melvin (Ethel) of Greenville; sister, Beulah Farmer of Pleasant Lake; 43 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and eight great great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Perley; sons, Everett, Maynard and Howard; grandson, Gary; brother, Howard Thompson and sisters, Lillian, Geneva, Vivian and Jasmine. Visitation will be held today, 7-9 p.m., Thursday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth, where a service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the chapel with Rev. Robert Baker and Rev. Larry Pennell officiating. Interment will be in Greenville Cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only. Memorial donations can be made to Greenville Community Centre or Nakile Home For Special Care. Reception to follow in the Greenville Community Centre.
WARDROPE, A. Roger
Milford, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2009, with his family by his side, in Colchester Regional Hospital in Truro, in his 84th year. Born in Gull Lake, Sask., on December 12, 1925, Roger was the son of the late Chester and Flora (Goff) Wardrope. Roger proudly served as a North Nova Scotia Highlander "A" Company and endured nine months as a POW and survived the death march from France to Germany. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator at National Gypsum and later went back to school and took his Burner Service Technician. He was involved in the Boy Scout movement and the Milford Volunteer Fire Department and a 61 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 48, Elmsdale. He is survived by his loving wife, Jennie (Geddes); sons, Ralph (Jocelyn), Milford; Steven (Florence), Antigonish; Ross, Porter's Lake; daughters, Debbie, Enfield; Dawn Ann (Gary) Proctor, River Herbert; Jenny Lynn (Frank) Woodworth, Milford; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and sister, Edna Blaikie, Truro; brother-in-law, Leonard Ripley, Ottawa, and daughter-in-law, Edna Wardrope, Kennetcook. Roger was predeceased by his sisters, Hilda Lumsden, Hazel Ripley, Mildred Wardrope and grandson, Trevor Ettinger and granddaughter, Tanya Proctor. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a Legion Service at 7 p.m. today; funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, April 9, all in Milford-Lantz United Church, Milford, Rev. Helen Waddell officiating. A reception to follow in the church basement. Interment will be held at a later date. We would like to thank the nurses and staff on the 3rd Floor of Colchester Regional Hospital and the VON who visited Roger at home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Canadian Diabetes Association or Milford - Lantz United Church.
SCHAFFNER, Harald Horst Wilfried
79, Windsor. Our Opa passed away peacefully on April 5, 2009, at home with his family at his side. Harald was born in Waldenbuch, Germany, on June 10, 1929, to the late Karl and Maria (Steger) Schaffner. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Anna (Wild) Schaffner; son, Horst Schaffner; sister, Ruth Brodfuhrer, Germany; granddaughters, Kerstin (Andreas) Henger and Andrea (Timothy) Whittier; great-grandchildren, Patrick and Benjamin Henger, and Isabelle and Joshua Whittier; niece, Almut Brodführer; nephew, Gernot Brodführer, both in Germany. Harald was predeceased by his parents; brother, Paul Schaffner (Germany). The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Leahy for the extraordinary care received at home. A good heart stopped beating, he was much loved and will be sadly missed by his family and all who knew him. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held Saturday, April 11, at 2 p.m. in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor, with Rev. Ellen Hunt officiating. A reception will follow in Kingsway Gardens, Windsor. In lieu of flowers, donations in Harald's memory may be made to The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Serenity Funeral Home & Crematorium, P.O. Box 239, Port Williams, NS B0P 1T0.
BEAUSEJOUR, Millard William
Age 80, Spruce Street, Plymouth, formerly of Westville, passed away on Monday, April 6, 2009, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Detroit, he was a a son of the late Alfred and Myrtle (Cavanaugh) Beausejour. Millard was the District Sales Manager for the Atlantic Provinces for American Motors. Later, he and his family operated service stations in Glenholme, Kemptown and Alma for several years. He was a member of the United Commercial Travelers and was also a member of St. Paul United Church, Westville. He is survived by his second wife, Lorna (Hatfield); sons, Keith (June), Alma; Kevin (Debbie), Fox Creek, Alta.; Scott (Linda), Coldbrook; Ross, Westville; grandchildren, Cher, Kimberley, Shawn and Jennifer and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by stepson, Melvin (Joanne) Hatfield, Dartmouth; stepgrandchildren, Steven, Kyle, Trevor, John, Jason and Melanie. Millard was predeceased by his first wife, Joyce (Longbottom) and a sister, Marjorie Cunningham. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends today from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. His memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday from Eagles Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doug Pilsworth officiating. Interment will follow in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens, Sylvester. Family flowers only. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Paul United Church or to the Canadian Cancer Society.
HARRIGAN (Slight), Anita Rejean
90, passed away peacefully in Northwood Manor, Halifax. Born July 23, 1918, in Estcourt, Que., she was the daughter of the late Noel Henry and Marie Laure (Dion) Slight. Anita worked as a translator for Simpson's in Halifax before marrying and settling in Herring Cove, where she worked with her husband, Arthur, for many years at Harrigan Brother's General Store. She led a very active life which included volunteering with St. James Anglican Church in Herring Cove. She enjoyed fishing, baking, making wine and knitting. She loved animals. She was always up for a game of cards, especially bridge. She was a devoted mother. She is survived by her daughters, Chrystal (Glen) Gray, Sambro; Cindy, Halifax; son, Leonard (Judy Mansfield), Halifax; grandchildren, Lisa (Allan) Forsey, Jason Harrigan, Shawna Gray, Ryan Gray; great-grandchild, Julia Forsey. She was predeceased by her son, Dale. She was the last surviving member of the Slight family and was predeceased by brothers, Wilbrod, Paul-Emil, William, Jean-Roger and sisters, Giselle, Annette, Blanche, Lauretta (her twin), and Pauline, who both died in infancy. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Northwood, especially to the nurses and care workers of the 10th floor Manor. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield (477-5601). By request, there will be no visitation. A graveside service will take place at a later date. Donations in Anita's memory may be made to the Canadian Wildlife Fund or to a charity of one's choice.
PARSONS (Cooper), Marlene
56, of Halifax, passed away April 5, 2009, at home. Born in Cornerbrook, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Marwood and Helen (Bishop) Parsons. Marlene was a crossing guard for 11 years, and a home support worker for 20 plus years. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, and spending time with family and friends. Marlene is survived by sons, Lawrence (Paula) Cooper, and Mark (Andrea) Cooper; brothers, Raymond (Susan) Parsons, Frank (Rose) Parsons and Sean (Sharon) Parsons; grandchildren, Jordan, Emma, and Liam; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Lawrence Cooper. Cremation has taken place under the direction of J.A. Snow Funeral Home. No service by request. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Diabetes Association. A special thank you to Bernadette Howard, for the compassion and care you have shown and given to Mom over the past year, you are a true friend. Thank you to Fay Manning, Dr. Morzycki and staff, Dr. Neu, Dr. Rheaume, VON, Northwood Homecare and Palliative Care.
SMITH, Minister Dr. Levi, Jr.
43, went home peacefully to be with the Lord on April 6, 2009, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. He was born July 31, 1965, in Halifax a son to Deacon Levi Sr. and Linda (Simmonds) Smith. He worked at Farnell Packaging Limited for 21 years and in December 2007, he retired. At the age of 12 he accepted the Lord as his personal Lord and Savior. He was taught to play the drums at the age of five by his father. He drummed for the Gospel Heirs in many venues from Halifax to Vancouver, B.C. and the United States. He played for the choirs and societies of Saint Thomas United Baptist Church and including the Conqueror's For Christ. Minister Levi achieved many things over the years. His ministry began with the Gospel Heirs for over 25 years. He recorded two albums and one compact disk, ministered on the Anne Murray Television special with Rita MacNeil, performed with great gospel artists such as Jessie Dixon, The Winans, Sissy Houston, Smith and Smith, Jerri Brown Productions and with the Nova Scotia Tattoo. He also recorded a live broadcast on CBC and ATV, and had a video titled: "Walking in the Light". He was a member of the Youth Choir, and played the drums for the Ladies Auxiliary, Missionaries, Hallelujah Praise Choir, Boys Choir, BYF, Junior Choir, Community Gospel Choir and the Brotherhood. He started his Ministry of Evangelism at Saint Thomas United Baptist Church after achieving his Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity Institute of Christian Counseling. Away from his ministry, Minister Levi enjoyed playing hockey as a goal tender for many hockey teams, making gospel music, jam sessions with his cousins, Pastor Carlos and Pastor Edward Simmons, shining and cleaning cars, and teaching young people to be effective playing the drums. The most pride was his support and involvement with his son's basketball team activities. His many accomplishments, community work and hobbies will be remembered by all who were touched by him. In his strong faith and commitment to the Lord, he truly put him first. He is survived by his loving wife, Colleen (Colley) of almost 18 years; son, Levi Danny-Marlow III: sisters, Lavena (Lloyd) Beals, Terra, Katrina, North Preston; brothers, Gerry (Heather) Simmonds, Lyndon, North Preston; godchildren, Gereldo Simmonds, Tyler Simmonds and Quendara Provo; godparents, Linda Mae Smith, Volda Beals and Annette Smith; godfather, Garnet Johnson; mother-in-law, Marian Colley; father-in-law, Cleveland Colley; sisters-in-law, Sylvia Colley (Brendon) Ewing, Michelle Colley and many nieces and nephews. Also he will be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Harold and Olive Simmonds Sr., and paternal grandparents, William and Eliza Smith. Viewing will be held in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, on Friday, April 10, from 2-4 p.m. A memorial service will be held 7-9 p.m. in Saint Thomas United Baptist Church, 35 Simmonds St., North Preston. Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 11, at 1 p.m. in Saint Thomas United Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Wallace Smith. Burial to follow in Saint Thomas United Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Thomas United Baptist Church Building Fund or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Nova Scotia.