GAMMON, Sylvia Lillian
76, Moser River, died Sunday, April 12, 2009, in Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Sheet Harbour. Sylvia endured several illnesses over the years but she maintained a positive attitude on life. Born May 26, 1932, in Moser River, she was a daughter of the late George and Edith (Naugler) Turner. A member of the Moser River Independent Baptist Church, she was quite involved with Muscular Dystrophy selling ornaments and taking donations through the years, and a faithful member of the C.G.I.T. in Moser River. She also enjoyed spending quality time with loving family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Leslie "Les"; daughter, Martha (Stephen) Peck, Calgary, Alta.; son, Bruce (Cathy), Lower Sackville; daughter-in-law, Margo Gammon, Halifax; sisters, Alice (Wilbur) Gilmore, Fredericton, N.B.; Nancy (Donald) MacDonald, Patricia Smith, both of Lower Sackville; brother, Edgar, Moser River; grandchildren, Matthew, Mark, Adam, Amie, Luke and Brandon. She was predeceased by son, Michael. Visitation Tuesday, April 14, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Ecum Secum Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 15 at 2 p.m. in Moser River Independent Baptist Church, Moser River, Pastor Wayne Dingle officiating. Burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery, Moser River. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Myasthenia Gravis c/o Muscular Dystrophy Canada, 1888 Brunswick St., Suite 804, Halifax, NS, B3J 3J8 , or Eastern Shore Palliative Care Association or charity of choice.
SMITH, Minister Dr. Levi Jr.
43, North Preston, who passed away April 6, 2009, was also predeceased by his brother, Danny Marlow.
JOSEPH, Raymond John
1922 - 2009. Passed away on Friday, April 10, 2009. He was born in Windsor, but raised in Deer Lake, N.L. As a young man he attended Saint Bonafice College in St. John's, N.L. and then joined the Royal Air Force in Gander, N.L. Following his service in the war, he returned to Deer Lake and worked in his family businesses including Joseph's Credit Jewelry Ltd. In 1964, he moved to Halifax with his wife and children. He began a property business in Halifax and also worked for Farmers Dairy driving trucks for 10 years until he retired at 55. He then resided in Herring Cove. Raymond was a member of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, and in Newfoundland he was a member of the Lions Club and School Board. He was passionate about cars and at age 70 bought his first motorcycle. "Ray" also played in his own band as a drummer until he was 40. Raymond loved animals, especially his five year companion "Kitty". His positive attitude towards life, his ability never to judge others, and his tremendous gift of forgiveness were his remarkable qualities. Raymond was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Cecelia Margaret Joseph (Laba); his brother, Charles Daniel; and his sisters, Francis Mary Joseph, and Josephine David (January 2009). Raymond is survived by his daughters, Ramona Joseph and Darlene Jollimore (Jerry Delorey); and granddaughters, Darlene Jollimore, J.Jaye Carhart (Ball), and Carla Ball; and nieces. He will be sadly missed by his beloved cat "Kitty Joseph". The family would like to extend a special thank you to dear Noelle and Alex. A private family viewing and service will be held this week. In his memory, donations can be made to the Nova Scotia SPCA.
WHYNOT, Iris Marlene
59, Halifax, passed away suddenly on April 8, 2009, at home. Born in Milton, she was a daughter of the late Victor and Agnes (Beeler) Whynot. Iris was a devoted mother and grandmother. Surviving are daughters, Angie (Craig) Kirby, Mount Uniacke; Amie Tobin, Halifax; grandchildren, Kyle and Juliana Kirby. She was predeceased by her husband, Larry Tobin. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends and relatives from 2-4 p.m. Sunday with a memorial service 11 a.m. Monday, both in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Rev. Carson Baxter officiating. Interment in Trinity Anglican Church Cemetery, Liverpool. Donations may be made to the family or the Canadian Liver Foundation. "I'll love you forever, I'll love you always"
SANGSTER, Velma Leola
89, New Harbour, Guysborough Co., died Thursday, April 9, 2009, in Guysborough Memorial Hospital. Born in New Harbour, she was a daughter of the late James Lewis and Edith Levenia (Nickerson) Barss. A homemaker for 45 years, she enjoyed knitting, sewing, crocheting and quilting. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by son, Paul Fraser Gillie (Judy), Truro; daughter, Ivy Glenna (Ward) Sangster, New Harbour; brother, Earl Burton Barss (Theresa), Trenton; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two great great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Otto James Gillie; second husband, Neil Huntley Sangster; brothers, Owen, Morris, Martin, Roland, Laurie, Ivan; sisters, Ethel Gammon, Marguerite Luddington, Rose MacKinnon. There will be no visitation or funeral service by request. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Riverside Cemetery, New Harbour with Pastor Scott Chandler officiating. No flowers by request. Memorial donations may be made to Riverside Cemetery or Canadian Diabetes Association, Nova Scotia Branch. Funeral arrangements are under the dignified and compassionate care of the G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, 17545 Highway 316, Country Harbour.
HAZELWOOD (Toole), Miriam Juanita
Passed away at home with her family after a courageous battle with cancer, Saturday, April 4, 2009, at the age of 73. She was the beloved wife of Gaylord Hazelwood; loving mother of Gwen and Herb Fowlie, Wayne and Jeanette Hazelwood, Megan and Barry Newcombe, Derek Hazelwood and Judi Morton; cherished grandmother of Ben, Darryl, Andrea, Katlyn, Spencer, Rebeccah, Hilary, Amanda, Lauren, Nicholas and Adriana. She is also survived by brothers, Willard, Hubert (Edna), Ross, Albert (Charlotte), Earle (Fran), Gordon (Thelma), Alton (Gladys); sisters, Sadie Pierce, Dollie Ferguson. She was predeceased by her parents, Percy P. Toole and Florence Nita Toole. Also predeceased by brother, Merlin. Family and friends were received at the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria St. E., Alliston, Ont. on Tuesday, April 7. Funeral service was held in the Nottawasaga Inn and Resort, 6015 Hwy 89, Alliston, on Wednesday, April 8. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Clinic of the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ont.
O'REGAN, Ann Maureen
61, passed away peacefully after a brief illness, surrounded by her family on April 8, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born on January 15, 1948, in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of Olive (Dauphinee) McNeil, New Waterford and the late Harold Roy McNeil. She moved to Boston, Mass. with her family at the age of five, returning to Dominion after marrying her husband Joe in 1973. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and loving nanny to her two grandchildren that were her world. She was a one-time member of the Immaculate Conception CWL and church choir. An avid reader, you would never find her without a book close at hand. Friendly and generous, she was always willing to start a conversation with anyone wanting to chat. She is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Joseph O'Regan; her daughter, Lisa (Jean-Yves) Deveau, Middle Sackville; grandchildren, Logan and Jenna; her sisters, Isabelle (Fred) O'Regan, Massachusetts; Anita (Raymond) Morrison, New Waterford, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins, nieces and nephews. The family would like to give a special thank you to the Northwood Homecare workers for the years of service and to the ICU staff for all their support. Cremation has taken place. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 15, at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church in Dominion. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
FORTIER, Christina Martin
March 19, 1925 - April 7, 2009. It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our dear Christina Fortier. She passed away peacefully at the age of 84 in Victoria, B.C. with grace and dignity - the same way she lived her life. Born in Paisley, Scotland, Chris immigrated with her family to Canada in 1931. Chris retired to Elmsdale before finally settling in Victoria in 2005. Chris was a beloved and cherished mother to Patricia Best (Fred); devoted grandmother of Andrea Deschenes (Roger) and doting great-grandmother to Charlie Anne and Hannah Ross. She is survived by her sister, Netta Jarka and sister-in-law, Gladys Andrews. She also leaves behind a wide circle of friends from coast to coast. Chris' strong dedication to her faith was unwavering and carried her through the passing of her husband, Charles and eldest daughter, Sandra, who she now joins for the next chapter of her journey. A memorial service honouring her life will be held Saturday, April 18, in Cordova Bay United Church, Victoria at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, it was Christina's wish that donations be made, in her honour, to the Canadian Cancer Society.
93, Windsor, Hants Co., passed away peacefully in The Windsor Elms on Friday, April 10, 2009. Born in Snikzwaag, Netherlands, August 5, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Joost and Jitsche (Drost) Bergsma. Married in 1937, she immigrated to Canada with her husband in 1948 and first settled in Port Williams. They eventually bought a farm in Upper Burlington in 1951 where they lived and worked for many years. Rinsche is survived by daughter, Jitsche Johnson, Camlachie, Ont; sons, Menze (Nancy), Woodville, Hants Co.; James (Madeline), White's Lake, Halifax Co.; brother, Jan Bergsma, British Columbia; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, Peter; son, Joost, and grandson, Charles. No visitation by request. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, April 13, in J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Hwy. 215, Summerville. Interment will follow in Centre Burlington Cemetery. Family flowers only by request, however donations in memory of Rinsche can be made to The Windsor Elms or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to the compassionate care of J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Hwy. 215, Summerville, Hants Co. 1-902-633-2431.
KERR, Robert Thomas
53, Lower Sackville, passed away at home. Born in LaValle, Que., he was the son of the late Gladys and Dad Kerr. He retired from CFB Shearwater after 31 years (1974-2005) and was employed by IMP-Aerospace, as an electrical technician at the time of his death. He was a long-time member of Sackville Legion. He is survived by his former wife, Barb Hamlyn, N.L.; daughters, Jennifer and Serenna, both of Ottawa; stepson, Robert, Newfoundland; brother, Alan Kerr, Ontario. Graveside service burial will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Donations may be made to any charity. Direction of Cruikshank's Funeral Home.
CASEY, Rose Zelma
87, of Dartmouth passed away April 9, 2009, at the Halifax Infirmary. Born in Upper Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., she was a daughter of the late Eloi and Neomise (Pothier) Boudreau. Zelma was a retired teacher and taught for many years at Ian Forsyth School in Dartmouth. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker, who enjoyed gardening and loved seasonal decorations. She was an extensive traveller and was very proud of her Acadian ancestry. She was also a CWL member of St. Thomas More Parish, Dartmouth for 48 years. Married for 58 years she is survived by her husband, Charles Edwin, Dartmouth; sister, Valerie Bernson, Higganum, Conn.; sons, Andrew (Mary), Cole Harbour; Joe (Beth), Halifax; and daughter, Anne Marie (Don) White, Eastern Passage; grandchildren, Margaret, Denise (Jason), Ryan (Kristin) and Karen (Stephen), great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Vaiden and Patrick as well as several cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Andrew, George, Frederick, Louis, and sisters Margaret and Geraldine. Visitation will be held in St. Vincent de Paul Church, 320 Flying Cloud Dr., Dartmouth at 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Monday, April 13. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. in St. Vincent de Paul Church, on Tuesday, April 14, with Father Irek Bem officiating. Her ashes will be laid to rest in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Multiple Sclerosis Society Atlantic Division.
DRISCOLL, David William Munro
51. It is with heavy hearts that the family of David W. announces his sudden passing on April 6, 2009. Born in Halifax, David was the eldest son of David P. and Madge Driscoll. David was a graduate of St. Patrick's High School, Saint Mary's University (B.Sc.) and Technical University of Nova Scotia (B.Eng.) A Professional Engineer, he began his career in 1982 at D & L Engineering Sales Limited and as a result of his leadership style and business acumen he became President and General Manager of the company in 1997. David was passionate about D & L and, as an exceptional design engineer, he introduced cutting edge technology to the fire alarm and fire protection industry including Hi-Fog systems. When not immersed in his work, his greatest passion was spending time with family, friends and colleagues. Compassionate and trusted, David listened before he spoke and was always available to provide advice to adults and children alike. David volunteered with the Chebucto Minor Hockey Association both as parent and coach and was the representative member for female hockey with the Board of Directors. An avid golfer and member of Ashburn Golf Club, he approached the game in the same respectful manner as he did in all of his relationships. He will be sorely missed. Besides his parents, David is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Paulette (Wilson); cherished children, David, Luke and Olivia; sisters, Margaret (King), Barbara (Paul MacDonald), Eileen (Robert Leahey); brothers, Robert (Gail) and Paul (Paula Lee) of Halifax. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents; brother-in-law, Brian King and in-laws, Jack and Marie Wilson. Arrangements have been entrusted to Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home, 2032 Robie St., where visitation for David will take place Saturday, April 11, 7-9 p.m. and Sunday April 12, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral will take place Monday, April 13 at 11 a.m. in St. Theresa's Church, North Street, Halifax. Father Vernon Driscoll will be officiating.
STEVENS (Cameron), Maeann
77, long-time resident of Wolfville, and more recently of Warner, N.H., passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 15, 2009, in Concord Hospital, New Hampshire. Mrs. Stevens was born on April 24, 1931, in Findlay, Ohio, a daughter of the late Oakland R. and Delight (Pepple) Cameron. She was raised and educated in Findlay, and after her graduation from Findlay High School was accepted into the Oberlin College music program and Oberlin Conservatory, where her instrument was the bassoon. After college, she married George Stevens and began to raise her family. They lived in Easton, Pa. for nine years, active in church, literary groups, and with music, and while there she was elected a Chapter President of the League of Women Voters. The family moved to Nova Scotia in 1966, and she entered the Psychology Masters Degree Program at Acadia University, graduating in 1971. In the early 1970s the family also lived in Bergen, Norway for a sabbatical year, where they formed enduring personal bonds with their neighbours. Maeann began her career with a private counseling firm in Halifax, and for many years was a Clinical Psychologist at Acadia University's Counseling Center until she retired from the university in 1992. She was a Fellow of the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia, and was elected as President. She was very active in the communities and churches where she lived. A professional and amateur bassoonist, she performed with philharmonics, orchestras, and chamber groups, both in Canada and in Norway. She moved to New Hampshire in 2001. She was responsible for establishing the Warner Shape Note Singers, a group dedicated to early-American spiritual singing styles, building on an interest she had acquired from a Nova Scotian shape note group. She was also an active participant with other New England shape note singing groups. A member of the Writers Association of New Hampshire, she was a gifted poet whose poetry is to be published. She also enjoyed playing the Celtic harp, traveling abroad, gourmet cooking, reading and discussion, and the outdoors. Maeann was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Manchester, N.H., after earlier memberships at the United Church of Warner, and Wesley United Methodist Church, Concord, where she developed and sustained deep and loving friendships with the people of those congregations. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, George Stevens, Warner, N.H.; children, Eric Stevens and his wife, Pauline, Switzerland; Laurel Ganley and her husband, Tom, Burlington, Mass; Kerri Brewster and her husband, Jim, Wolfville, and Astrid Stevens, Weare, N.H.; grandchildren, Janet Stevens, Allison Stevens, Kayte Brewster, Eryn and Olivia Daly; four great-grandchildren and brothers, Delbert Cameron, Montana and Orland Cameron, Ohio. A memorial service was held on Thursday, March 19, 2009 in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Manchester, N.H. Rev. Robert H. Piller officiated. Memorials may be made to The Lung Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or to the Cancer Society.