DUBÈ, Captain Maurice L.
Pictou, September 3, 1923 - April 8, 2009. Maurice sailed his ship into its final port on April 8, 2009. The waters were calm during his final voyage. A Master Mariner, he was also a Second World War veteran who served with the Merchant Marines. Later in life he was employed as Chief Navigation Instructor with the Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries. Maurice also served for many years with the Canadian Coast Guard. He was well-respected by his peers throughout his long nautical career. Born in Rimouski, Que., he was a son of the late Joseph and Marthe-Alice Dubé; brother to Collette Ouelette and Marguerite Daron. Maurice is survived by his loving wife, Thérèse who served as his navigator for so many years; loving son, Paul-Maurice who lovingly cared for his father during the final months, days and hours; loving daughter, Sonia; granddaughter, Céline, and grandson, Marcus English. Maurice was predeceased by his brother, Larry Dubé. We are certain Maurice will continue to watch over and care for those he loved, this time from another port. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Monday, April 13, in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou, with Father Ray Huntley officiating. Family flowers only please. Donations in his memory may be made to the family.
CURRIE, Florence Catherine
90, Upper Grand Mira/Sydney died April 9, 2009. Born in Deep Cove, daughter of Donald J. and Elizabeth MacKay. Raised by grandparents, Alexander and Catherine MacEachern. Surviving are sons, John, Bernie; daughters, Mary, Patricia, Paulline, Cecilia; nine grandchildren. Predeceased by infant brother, Duncan J.; husband, Joseph A.; two sons; one grandson. Visitation in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on Monday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass Tuesday 11 a.m. in St. Margaret's Church, Grand Mira, Rev. Paul McGillvray officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
ROBERTSON, Lloyd Joseph Philip
Priest of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Halifax, died in Halifax on Easter Monday, April 13, 2009. Born in Halifax, in 1927, to Alexander Robertson and Florence May (Power) Robertson, he received his early education at St. Patrick's High School, completed undergraduate studies at Saint Mary's University, and theology at Holy Heart Seminary, all in Halifax. He attained a Masters in Education from Boston College in 1959, and was awarded the first Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa, from Atlantic School of Theology in 1980. Lloyd Robertson was ordained to priesthood by Most. Rev. Alfred Leverman in 1952 at Holy Heart Seminary. Father Lloyd served as assistant priest in the Halifax parishes of St. Joseph's (1952), St. Catherine's (1954) and St. Stephen's (1959). He was assistant and then Pastor at St. Thomas More, Dartmouth (1965, 1966), and Pastor of Immaculate Conception in Truro (1968). He served as Administrator of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Prospect (1981) and then Associate Pastor at St. Michael's in Spryfield (1981) and at Blessed Sacrament Parish, Toronto (1985), Administrator and then Pastor at St. Agnes, Halifax, (1992, 1993. ) He retired from full-time ministry in 1998, and later provided sacramental ministry at Immaculate Conception in Dartmouth and St. Joseph, Halifax (2001). Father Robertson served as Dean of Studies at Bishop Burke House, and Director of Holy Heart Institute. He taught Theology at Mount St. Vincent University, and Education at Saint Mary's University. In 1971 he was appointed Principal, and then President, of the newly founded Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax, and led the School until 1980. In this capacity he worked diligently to guide the new ecumenical theology school in its formative stages and its development as a university in its own right. In addition to his academic and parish responsibilities, he served the Archdiocese of Halifax as Chair of the Senate of Priests and as a Diocesan Consultor. Father Lloyd was extremely devoted to his siblings, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, always concerned with their well-being, sharing many a tender moment and special times with them over the years. He met the many tasks entrusted to him with a deep and sincere dedication to the Church, a humble respect for the gift of priesthood, excellent skills as educator and administrator, a firm commitment to excellence, and his own distinctive sense of humour and good will. In his retirement, Father Lloyd lived at Mount Saint Vincent Motherhouse and then at Parkstone Retirement Community. Father Lloyd is survived by his brother, Father Kenneth, Halifax, and his sisters, Rita Ringhofer, Texas and Sister Helen Robertson, R.G. S., Toronto, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; his brothers, Gerald, Ronald, Laurie, Elliott and Cecil, and his sister, Jean Blackman. Visitation will be in St. Agnes Church, Mumford Road in Halifax, today from 2-5 p.m., followed by the Evening Prayer Vigil at 7:30 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Agnes at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 16, Father Kenneth Robertson presiding. A reception will follow and then committal in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Archdiocese of Halifax. Funeral arrangements are in the care of J.A. Snow Funeral Home.
EDSTROM, Albert F. "Bert"
72, passed away suddenly at home on his birthday, April 13, 2009. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late William and Genevieve (Shaw) Edstrom. He served 35 years with the Nova Scotia Government at the former VG Hospital and was an 18 year cancer survivor. Bert will be missed by his loyal and devoted pet, Princess. He is survived by his daughters, Debbie (Brian) Primeau, Alberta; Kim (Paul) Langlois, Bedford; son, William "B.J." (Cerra Haybecker), Halifax; grandchildren, Matthew and Joel, Alberta; Melissa, Ali and Clive; his former spouse, Janet Edstrom; sister, Arlene (Ralph) Fredericks (Ralph), all of HRM, and many special nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his son-in-law, Kennie Walker in 1986. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, 1216 Bedford Highway, Bedford. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Ignatius Church, Bedford, with Father Lloyd O'Neil officiating. Family flowers only, donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Rest in Peace Dad - I love you.
POIRIER, Wilfred "ˆPit"
77, Cheticamp, passed away April 12, 2009, in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp. Born in Cheticamp, he was a son of the late Peter H. Poirier and Marie Hélène (Aucoin) Poirier. Wilfred was a loving and gentle husband, father, and grandfather. His greatest joys were playing the fiddle, walking, driving his car, watching his favorite NHL team, the Montreal Canadians, and especially being with his family. Wilfred was a devoted member of the St. Peter's Church in Cheticamp and a retired insulator of local 116 of the Insulators Union. He is survived by wife, Mary Caroline (Hines); son, Joe "y" (Chris), Boston, Mass; daughters, Ann Marie (Robert) Lelievre, Cheticamp; Charlene (Daniel) MacKinnon, Margaree Harbour; brothers, Arthur, Semi-John (Laurette), David (Hilda), all of Cheticamp; sisters, Annibelle Aucoin, Marie Eunice Chiasson, Olive Poirier, Amelia (Paul) Roach, Cheticamp; grandchildren, Brendon, Ryan, Garrett, Keith. He was predeceased by brothers, Hubert, Xavier, Alex Joe and Anselme Alphonse; sisters, Elizabeth, Marie Flora, Hélène Rose, Marie Edna, Marie. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held in Cheticamp Funeral Home today with visiting hours from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Peter's Church, Cheticamp, Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Cape Breton Cancer Patient Fund or to the Palliative Care services of Sacred Heart Community Health Centre.
KING (Flavell), Nellie
95, passed away on April 12, 2009. Born in Wolverhampton, England on February 16, 1914, and long-time resident of the Woodside/Dartmouth area. Nellie was full of life and had many interests, including knitting, reading murder mysteries, crafts, playing cards and spending time with loved ones. She enjoyed working at the Nova Scotia Hospital as a nurse for many years. She was predeceased by her husband, Benjamin; daughter, Colleen; brother, Lesley; sisters, Lily and Doris. She is survived by son, Benjamin; grandchildren, Suan, Shari and Jaclyn; great-grandchildren, Ashleigh, Michael, Josalyn and Matthew. Cremation has been completed and interment will take place at a later date. Please make a donation in Nellie's memory to your favorite charity.
HEALD (Marriott) (Harrison), Julia Frances
74, of New Minas, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009, in Evergreen Home for Special Care, Kentville. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Flora (Berry) Marriott. She is survived by her husband, Patrick; sons, Robert (Johanna), Lower Sackville; Larry (Maggie), Bridgewater; Tim (Connie), New Glasgow; Kevin, Surrey, B.C.; daughter, Cathy Aucoin (Bernie), Eastern Passage; grandchildren, Michael, Jamie, Laura, Lisa, Mark and Luke; brother, Wayne; sisters, Aileen, Karen and Diana. She was predeceased by siblings, Vera, Lloyd, Avis, Clara, Don and Gloria. Julia always enjoyed people and was very active in the Eastern Star, both here and in other provinces she and Pat lived. Cremation has taken place under the direction of White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, and there will be no visitation, by request. A celebration of Julie's life, followed by a reception, will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 27, in Kentville Masonic Hall (behind Avery's on Main Street). Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or Evergreen Home for Special Care. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
MacDONALD, Robert Raymond "Bob"
74, Berwick, Kings Co., passed away Saturday, April 11, 2009, in Grand View Manor, Berwick. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Violet and Fritz Herold, of Spryfield. He loved the outdoors and was employed as a woodsman in sawmills in Nova Scotia. He loved to fish, could tell a good story and his therapy dogs at the Grand View Manor were a big part of his life. He was appreciated for his card playing, (crib and 45s) by other residents. Bob had nothing but praise for all the staff at the manor who were such a part of his life. He is survived by four children, three grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by sisters, Linda Aikenhead, Fall River; Shirley Walkden, Prince Edward Island; brother, Bill Herold, Ontario. Family flowers only. There will be no visitation in the funeral home. Funeral service for Mr. MacDonald will take place 11 a.m., Thursday, April 16, in Grand View Manor, 110 Commercial St., Berwick, with Rev. Dr. Judith Saunders officiating. Donations may be made in his memory to Grand View Manor or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, NS, B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900).
WEBB, Stanley Rexford
89, of Aylesford, Kings Co., passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, December 24, 2008. No visitation at the request of the family. Cremation has taken place under the guidance of H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S., B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900). Funeral service for Stan will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18, in Aylesford United Church, 2414, Hwy No. 1, Aylesford. Rev. Tony Cole officiating, with burial in the Aylesford Union Cemetery. Donations to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
MORRISON (Campbell), Ivy Elizabeth
90, passed away in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, surrounded by her loving family. Ivy was a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and in her granddaughter's own words, "Nanny, you are the best great-grandmother in the whole world." Everyone went to "Ivy's" for the best apple pies in Cape Breton. In her house you never went hungry and were always sure to get a good cup of tea. Ivy is survived by her husband of 59 years, Duncan; her only daughter, Janie Leon (Brian); brothers, Douglas Campbell (Lily) and Cecil Campbell; grandchildren, Amy and Paul; great-grandchildren, Valarie and Jocelyn; brothers-in-law, Clifton Christie and Francis (Mary Lou) Morrison; sister-in-law, Isabel Mancini; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Murdock and Annie (Lewis) Campbell; sisters, Marguerite (the late Henry) Clements, Marion (the late Humber) Gentile and Frances Christie; sister-in-law, Ruby and mother and father-in-law, Angus and Mary Jane (Rudderham) Morrison. Accommodating her wishes, Ivy was cremated. Visitation will take place in Sydney Memorial Chapel on Thursday 1-3 p.m., followed by a service in the chapel, with Rev. Fred Rhymes and Rev. Val Rhymes officiating. Interment in St. Mark's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
93, Dartmouth, passed away April 6, 2009, in Oakwood Terrace. Born in Sudbury, Ont., she was a daughter of the late Steve and Jessie Wasylenki. She worked for INCO (International Nickel Company), S.S. Kresge which later became K-Mart. She was a survivor of the bus and train crash of Coniston, Ont. She loved her family and enjoyed picking blueberries at her cottage. She will be sadly missed by her family. She is survived by daughter; Stephanie "Stella" Langlois, Dartmouth/Zephyrhills, Fla.; grandchildren, Kim (Serge) Nadeau, Dartmouth; Michael (Dana) Langlois, Avola, B.C.; Steven Langlois, Toronto; great-grandchildren, Danielle, Eric, Dartmouth; Matthew, Rachel, British Columbia. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Michael; son-in-law, Robert; six siblings. Cremation has taken place under the direction of A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home. Donations may be made to Oakwood Terrace-Garden Fund, 10 Mount Hope Ave., Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4K1.
Formerly of West Lawrencetown and Dartmouth, died peacefully in Melville Lodge, Halifax, April 9, 2009. One of four sisters, she is survived by her elder sister, Evelyn Pirie in Calgary, Alta. Funeral services will be held in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen Street on Saturday, April 18, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, friends are invited to make a donation in her name to the Canadian Cancer Society.
RYAN, Nelly Isabella
96, passed away April 13, 2009, in Chester. Born February 10, 1913, in Blandford, she was a daughter of the late Lulu (Young) and Emmett Gates. Nelly was a retired school teacher and long-time member of the IODE. Surviving are husband, John (Chester); two daughters; three grandsons (Ottawa); five great-grandchildren. Predeceased by sisters, Charlotte, Lena, Phyllis, Hope; brothers, Otis, Martin, John, Harvey. Thanks to the staff of Shoreham Village for their kindness and care of Nelly for the past three years. There is no visitation by request. Donations may be made to Shoreham Village Comfort Home, 3777 North St., Chester B0J 1J0
WALKER, William Lester "Bugs"
79, Wood's Harbour, Shelburne Co., passed away at home on April 11, 2009. Born on May 27, 1929, in Wood's Harbour, he was a son of the late Lester and Amelia (Nickerson) Walker. He worked in Ontario for 10 years and was a fisherman for most of his life. He was a former member of the Odd Fellows Lodge. He enjoyed hunting, going into the camp and bowling. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Margaret (Goreham); daughter, Toby (Paul) Cameron, Shag Harbour; stepson, Gordon Ross, Wood's Harbour; brother, Leroy (Ginger), Wood's Harbour; sisters, Marilyn Smith, Roseway Manor, Sandy Point; Elaine Nickerson, Wood's Harbour; grandchildren, Meta, Sammi, Scott, Daniel, and a number of nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. There will be no service or visitation by request. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of H. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Barrington.