CAMPBELL, Gracia Ann
94, Stellarton, died peacefully in Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, on April 12, 2009. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Christine (Ross) Milligan. A big part of Gracia's life was involved raising her family on MacKay Street and spending summers at the cottage at Pictou Landing. Over the years Gracia enjoyed curling, weekly card groups, line dancing, the Stellarites senior group and singing in the Lourdes Choir. She was an avid gardener, loved music, animals and was a long-time Toronto Blue Jays fan. Surviving are sons, David (Carol), Pictou Landing; Ross (Carol Ann), Sarnia, Ont.; Paul (Delia), Lower Sackville; Jim (Claudia), Lower Sackville; Joel (Diane), Stellarton and daughter, Cindy (Howard) Ardmore, Oklahoma, USA; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, Adrian; sister, Hazel; brother, Fred, and stepsister, Leona. Cremation has taken place. A funeral mass will be celebrated 2 p.m. Friday in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, 112 Foord St., Stellarton. Many thanks to the staff of Glen Haven Manor where she has resided the last three and a half years. Arrangements are entrusted to H.W. Angus Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to charity of choice.
HANF, Glendon Sidney
79, of Brazil Lake, Yarmouth Co., passed away in Tidal View Manor on April 13, 2009. Born in Forest Glen, Yarmouth Co., on February 25, 1930, he was a son of the late George and Lenora (Harding) Hanf. He was a member of Pleasant Valley United Baptist Church. He was a woodsman and mill hand for 36 years. He is survived by his wife, Beverley; daughter, Cathy (Larry) Durkee of Calgary, Alta.; sons, Kenny (Jocelyn), Rocky, both of Brazil Lake; Wade (Gladys) of Abrams River; Shawn (Kelly) of Brazil Lake; brother, Prescott (Jennie) of Brazil Lake; sisters, Gloria Hanf of Yarmouth, and Connie (Donnie) Travis of Pleasant Valley; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by son, Michael Ward; daughter, Karen Ann; sister, Lila Pearl Cann; and grandson, Leslie. Glendon is resting in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth, where visitation will take place on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from Pleasant Valley United Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Cannell officiating. Interment in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations can be made to Pleasant Valley United Baptist Church or Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
BOWEN, Gordon Joseph "JB"
80, Halifax, passed away at home on Monday, April 6, 2009, in Gordon B. Isnor Manor. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Lena Bowen. He was a member of Canada's Merchant Navy from 1943 to 1956. He was employed with the City of Halifax, Parks and Grounds Dept. from 1979 to 1993. Always well dressed and with a gentle demeanor, he was also an avid gardener and caring friend who would assist anyone in need. Surviving are sons, Eric (Colleen), Dartmouth; Douglas, Joseph, both of Halifax; ex-wife, Barbara Bowen; grandchildren, Joseph Jr., Sheleen Murphy, Jodell Stundon, all of Halifax; his beloved cousin, Shirley Hampden, Toronto, Ont.; many nieces, nephews, cousins and "Goddaughter", Judith Clayton, Halifax. He was predeceased by his aunts, Viola Fletcher, Bertha Bowen, Blanche Downey; uncle, John Bowen. The family would like to express their thanks to Nicole Wiggington for her love and care of "Uncle Gordon". As per Gordon's request, cremation has taken place and no services are scheduled.
70, Lower Sackville, passed peacefully away on March 23, 2009, in the Palliative Care Unit of the QEII Health Sciences Centre after a lengthy illness. Leaving to mourn are sons, Larry of Halifax; Tim of Mount Uniacke; daughter, Diana of St. John's, N.L.; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; many siblings, and her mother, Emily Baker of Goulds, N.L. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held in Goulds, N.L., where she will be laid to rest with her predeceased husband, Roy and son, Butch. Many thanks to the Palliative Care team and especially to granddaughter, Terri (Josh) Curwin of Mount Uniacke. At Joan's request, please send donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
COFFILL, Glenn Donald
76, Windsor, Hants Co., passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 8, 2009. Born in Grand Pré, June 13, 1932, he was a son of the late Walter and Thelma (Card) Coffill. Glenn is survived by his wife, Mamie (Hartt), Windsor; daughter, Glenda Huska, Halifax; stepdaughter, Bernice (Karl) Levy, Sherwood, Lunenburg Co.; sisters, Lillian (Gordon) Davidson, Gaspereau; Iva (Marvin) Rafuse, Upper Vaughan; Linda McBay, Grand Pré; brother, Rae (Terry) Fuller, Toronto; sister-in-law, Kate Fuller, Manitoba; special niece, Anna (Jim) DeVinny, Vaughan, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Gordon, Ralph, John and sister, Greta. Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). There will be no visitation or service at Glenn's request. A private family committal service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, April 13, in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor, Rev. E.E. Hill officiating. Donations in memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.
PARSONS, Mary Madeleine
76, Halifax, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family in QEII Health Sciences Centre on April 8, 2009. Born in Larry's River, Guysborough Co., Mary was a daughter of the late Walter-Ben, and Mary Petitpas (Pitts). She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Donald; daughter, Cynthia (Hans); son, Stephen (Lesley) and grandchildren, Max and Mari. Mary was a woman of tremendous faith, whose greatest love and interest was her family. She lived her life as a devoted and selfless caretaker to all who entered her home. Her church involvement and very regular attendance at the Bethany United Church Elderobics were integral parts of her life. A special thanks to the staff of 6.1 and 6.4 of the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, for their attentive and compassionate care. A service in celebration of Mary's life will be held Monday, April 13 at 2 p.m. in Bethany United Church, Halifax, Rev. Vincent Ihasz and Rev. Fred Snyder officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, or Bethany United Church. "The Lord is my Shepherd: I shall not want."
DERGAL (Joseph), Julie
66, passed away peacefully in the hospital on Thursday, April 9, 2009, with her beloved daughter by her side. Born and raised in Kentville, she was the only daughter of the late Charles and Lillian Joseph. She was predeceased by her brother, Freeman Joseph. Julie was the mother and best friend of her daughter, Julie (Paul) Serafini, Toronto, Ont. "Sittee" will be deeply missed and forever loved by her grandchildren, Sebastiano and Angelica. She is also survived by her brother, Anthony (Pam) Joseph, of Halifax; nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends. She was a graduate of Mount St. Vincent University, and dedicated 25 years of her life to working at Dalhousie Law School. Jewel was a character. She definitely had a way with words, and could make anyone laugh regardless of the situation. Julie was a very unique woman with a generous soul. She faced life's challenges with perseverance, determination and acceptance. A devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Julie was loved by many and will be dearly missed by all. Visitation will take place in J.A. Snow Funeral Home on Thursday, April 16, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on Friday in St. Thomas Aquinas Church at 10 a.m., with a reception to follow. Interment to take place afterwards in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. "God Bless you Sittee."
ROACH, Clovie "Rocky"
60, Cheticamp, passed away April 6, 2009 at the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp. Born in Cheticamp, he was the son of late Leo Roach and late Alice (Doucet) Roach. He was a member of St. Peter's Church, Cheticamp. Clovie had been employed by NIRCA for the past 13 years as the arena manager. It was a job he truly loved going to everyday. He genuinely liked to make people laugh, whether it be with his famous singing or with a witty remark. You knew he always had something to make you smile. Clovie was also an avid hockey fan. Everybody knew that the Detroit Red Wings were his team from the shrine in his office to his love of talking about them. Let us not forget about the Cheticamp Alouettes who brought him great joy over the years. But his greatest sense of pride and joy was holding his little grandson, Breton, along with the family pets, Sambo, Sandy, Jo and Sadie. Clovie, you will be loved and missed forever. Survived by wife Patricia (Camus) Roach; son, Ralph (Christine), Bedford; daughter, Rhonda (Russell), Cheticamp; brother, Clifford (Doris) Roach, Mississauga, Ont.; sisters, Doris Roach, Toronto, Ont.; Leona (Ambrose) Muise, Grand Etang; Ethel (Edmond) Aucoin, Antigonish; Linda (Marcel) LeFort, Cheticamp; grandson, Breton; godson, Jeremy Larade; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Wilfred, Daniel, and Norman; sisters, Marie Jeanne Romard and Pauline Deveaux. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday in Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral will be 9 a.m. Tuesday in St. Peter's Church, Cheticamp, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Interment in Parish Cemetery. Donations may be made to The Arthritis Society or SPCA.
LeBLANC, Marie Cecile
90, Foyer Pere Fiset, Cheticamp, passed away April 10, 2009, in Foyer Pere Fiset Guest Home. Born in St. Joseph Du Moine, she was a daughter of the late John Larade and late Helene (Doucet) Larade. Marie Cecile spent many years working as a chef at Holy Redeemer Convent in Sydney, and retired in the early 80's to her birthplace in St. Joseph Du Moine. She was very active in her community membre de Dame de Ste Anne, a church choir member. She loved spending time with her many friends and family, especially her grandchildren. She was a special aunt "mother" to her nieces and nephews who will miss her dearly. She is survived by son, Joe (Agnes), Halifax; daughter-in-law, Sharon Lelievre, Halifax; sisters-in-law, Cecile Larade, Cheticamp; stepsister, Alma Yhard, Sydney; grandchildren Jonathan, Craig and Rebecca Lelievre; special goddaughter, Laurette LeBlanc; special friend, Elizabeth Buckles. She was predeceased by two husbands; sons, Jean Paul, Jean Paul (five years old); brothers, Joseph, Jean Phillip Larade; stepbrothers, Freddie, Arsene, Arthur, Joseph, Moise, Marcellin; stepsisters, Anna, Marie Luce, Malthide, Sophie, Helene. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral will be held 10 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph's Church, St. Joseph Du Moine, Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Foyer Pere Fiset Guest Home.
SINGER, Florence Marjorie "Tood"
82, Lower Vaughan passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2009 . Florence "Tood" the daughter of the late David and Emmaline (Keddy) Church, was born in her parents Lower Vaughans home by midwife Marjorie Levy. Florence lived her life and was educated in the little red school house in Vaughans. She worked at various jobs throughout her life, including Edge Hill School, cooked at lumber camps and housekeeping. Later in life she returned to school and became a wonderful Chef/ Baker. Florence is survived by her children, Doreen (Earl) Wasson, Lockhartville; Dale (Barb) Singer, Burlington, Toronto, Ont.; Gale Singer, Toronto, Ont.; daughter, Charlyne; granddaughters, Calya and Jessica; great-grandchildren, Austin and Taylor, whom Florence lived with at Lower Vaughans. She is also survived by brother Everett the last immediate family member of Lower Vaughans and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Besides her parent she was predeceased by sons, Craig, Jerry, Wayne; sisters, Olive, Annie, Ruth; brothers, Murry, Stanley and her Common-law husband, Anthony "Tony" Sheparski. A memorial Service and reception will be held Monday, April 13 at 2 p.m. in the Windsor Fire Hall 2, Lower Vaughans, with Rev. Ellen Hunt officiating. Cremation has taken place and interment will be held at a later date. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations in Florence's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, The Lung Association or Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Serenity Funeral Home & Crematorium, P.O. Box 239, Port Williams, NS B0P 1T0. "Mum" Those who sleep under a homemade quilt, sleep under a quilt of love.
MUNRO, Basil D.
80, of Halifax, passed away in the early morning of Thursday, April 9, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. It's sad that it is the journey that matters most not the destination, and although the final chapter has been written for our loving father he will be forever remembered for making our times together special. Our father gifted us with music and laughter, he stood beside each of us in times when we most needed him and will continue to guide us throughout our lives. He is survived by his loving wife, Joan (Lacey); daughters, Donna (Leo) MacArthur, Joan (Bill) Miles, Ann (Phil) Reid, Darlene (John) Purdy and son, John (Heather) Munro. Grandchildren filled our father's heart with love and laughter and he was forever grateful for the moments he shared with each of them: Paula and Christa, Stephanie, Alex and Philip, Lisa and Sara, and Kathleen and his only great-grandchlid Zachary. Our father is predeceased by his father, Arthur and mother, Melvina; sisters, Vina (Davis), Christine (Fowley), Jenny (Demsey), Bobbie (Munro), and Arthur (Munro). He is survived by sisters, Millie Veith, Betty Hays and Patricia Newman. We cannot express in words how grateful we are to all the nurses and staff on 8.4 of the QEII Hospital, for the love and warmth extended to both our father and all family members during this difficult time. Our father wasn't a man of many words however when he spoke of each of you he spoke with heart felt kindness and gratitude for all the warmth you provided him during his stay. Cremation has taken place under the direction of J.A. Snow Funeral Home. No service by request. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
ADAMS, Georgette F. "Georgie"
Passed away April 8, 2009, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital. She was a daughter of the late William and Leontine "Leon" Gaudet (Sydney). Surviving are her sons, Roger, Murray; daughters, Gayle Campbell, Judy Jones; eight grandchildren; three great-grandsons; three sisters, one sister-in-law. She was predeceased by her husband, George; three sisters; one brother. Visitation was held in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service today at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Church.
MORELL, William John
96, Pomquet, Antigonish, Co., passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 7, 2009, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Pomquet in 1913, he was a son of the late Peter and Annie (Benoit) Morell. Willie, the oldest living person in Pomquet, was a carpenter and boat builder by trade. He worked mainly with Albert Whidden and Venedam Construction. He had also worked at the Halifax Shipyards in the 1940's. He is survived by his children, Lillian (John) Landry, Elizabeth Ann (Tommy) Melanson, both of Pomquet; Melena (Eddy) Pelly, Beech Hill; Theresa at home; Lorraine (David) Landry, Billy (Maria), Pierre (Suzette), Pomquet, and Ricky (Marlene), Beaver Meadow Road; 20 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sister-in-law, Natalie Morell and brothers-in-law, Bernie DeYoung, Alex Benoit and Albert Benoit. He was predeceased by his wife, Eva Loretta Benoit; brothers, Ambrose, Louis, Leon and Aloysius and sisters, Effie MacGregor, Bertha Venedam and Lena DeYoung. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in Ste. Croix Church, Pomquet. Burial at a later date. Family flowers only, please. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ste. Croix Cemetery Fund appreciated.