MICHAEL, Dorothy Jane
72, We'koqma'q First Nation, Inverness, Co., passed away peacefully, Thursday, April 9, 2009, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in We'koqma'q, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Paul) Goo Goo. Dorothy was a homemaker and a member of Blessed Katerie Parish, Holy Trinity Church, We'koqma'q First Nation. She was known for making crafts and was also known as a big fan of bingo. She especially loved going to the We'koqma'q Church Committee bingo. Surviving are her loving children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her sons, Andrew Joe (Anna) Michael, We'koqma'q; Lester (Juanita) Michael, Wagmatcook; daughters, Bernadette (William) Young, We'koqma'q; Janey (David) Stevens, Wagmatcook; Mary Katy Michael and (Sherri), We'koqma'q; daughters-in-law, Arlene Michael and Madeline Michael, both of We'koqma'q; sister-in-law, Theresa Henderson, Hamilton, Ont.; aunts, Margaret Johnson, Eskasoni and Caroline Gould, We'koqma'q; 24 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred Joseph; a daughter in infancy; sons, Clarence Michael, Kep'tin Alex Joe Michael; sisters, Jessie Phillips, Pauline Gould and Bertha Bernard. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today in the family residence, 69 Reservation Rd., We'koqma'q. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Father Robert Mc Neil officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Whycocomagh.
COOK, Chester Lewis
75, Economy, passed away April 11, 2009, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in The Falls, he was a son of the late Lewis and Elsie Cook. Chester was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, joining in 1954. A member of 3rd RCHA Artillery, he later received his wings as a paratrooper. He was very proud of his 38 years of sobriety with AA. Chester is survived by his wife, Doreen (VanBuskirk); daughters, Debbie (Danny) Beaulieu, Darlene (Dennis) MacLean, both of Red Deer, Alta.; grandchildren, Travis MacLean and Erin Beaulieu; stepsons, Tony (Marie Redmond) Hingley, Beaverbrook; Timothy (Andrea) Hingley, Lornvale; stepgrandchildren, Trinida, Delpheane, Immanuel, Rayevan and Merrick Hingley; brothers, Raymond (Peg), Charles (Rita), Lawson (Sharon), Foster (Helen), James (Blanche), Kenneth (Karen); sisters, Gladys (Rod) Fraser, Myrtle Ryalls; several nieces, nephews and extended family. He was predeceased by his first wife, Earla (Cunningham); son, Bobby; grandson, Jordan Beaulieu; sister, Isabel Loughead. There will be no visitation by request. A graveside committal service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro.
MEGENEY, Marvin W.
Age 95, of Springhill, passed away in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Thursday, April 9, 2009. Born in Oxford, he was a son of the late Bernard and Reta (Miller) Megeney. Marvin served during the Second World War with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. He was a member of Springhill Baptist Church, various church groups and choir member; Springhill Senior Citizens; Cumberland Lodge No. 5, Knights of Pythias; Laurie Lodge No. 70 AF & AM and he enjoyed doing carpentry work. He will be sadly missed by daughter, Jo Ann Mae (Jerry) Gillis, Springhill; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; special friend, Minnie Coleman and very special neighbours, Jerry and Janet Laurie; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Gladys Ola McKay; daughter, Jean White; brothers, Vernour, Arthur and Kenneth; sisters, Carrie Gilbert and Ruth Cunningham. Arrangements have been entrusted to A.H. Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane St., Springhill (902-597-2361) where visitation will take place on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, April 16, at 2 p.m., Rev. Ken Thompson officiating. Interment of the ashes will take place in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill, at a later date. The Cumberland Lodge No. 5, Knights of Pythias will be holding a memorial service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening followed by a memorial service by Laurie Lodge No. 70 AF & AM Masons at 7:15 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation may do so to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Atlantic Division or the charity of your choice.
THEBERGE, Mary J.
85, Sydney, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009, in Harbourstone Enhanced Care Centre. The daughter of the late Dougal and Annie MacArthur. Surviving are children, John, Darrell, and Darlene Theberge; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Predeceased by husband, Roger. Visitation Thursday, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. A funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sydney River, officiated by Father Will MacPherson. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
70, Auburn, Kings Co., passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, April 11, 2009. She was born in Gimli, Man., and was a daughter of the late Dymetro and Annie (Sherbanowski) Demarchuk. Catherine enjoyed gardening and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She and her husband had operated a store in Auburn for many years. Surviving are her husband, E. Ross Anderson, Auburn; sons, Timothy, High River, Alta.; Jeffery, Surrey, B.C.; Darryl (Tracy), Auburn; daughters, Laurie (Larry) Ziegler, Vancouver, B.C.; Karen (Steve) Anderson, Kimberly Anderson, all of Kingston, Kings Co.; Carol (Jimmy) Wilson, Trenton, Ont.; grandchildren, Baley, Robert, Mark, Michelle, Ryan, Chrystal, Melanie, Jasmine, Courtney, Eden, Thomas, Jamie; great-grandson, Tyson; sister, Irene (Bill) Farrell, Westbank, B.C.; a niece and a nephew. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by sisters, Jean and Emily. Visitation for Catherine will take place 7-9 p.m. Thursday in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, NS B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900), from where the funeral service will take place 2 p.m. Friday, April 17, Rev. Tony Cole officiating, with interment at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Cancer Society or to any charity of choice.
MacNEIL, John Stanton
87, Glace Bay, died April 14, 2009. A son of the late Ronald and Alice MacNeil. Second World War Veteran. Surviving are daughters, Gwen, Marie; sons, Jack , Paul; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters; one brother; several nieces, nephews, cousins. Predeceased by wife, Annie and an infant son; an infant brother; three sisters, five uncles, seven aunts. Visitation today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Curry's Funeral Home, Glace Bay, KOC prayers at 7:30 p.m. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Anthony's Church, Father Conrad Edwards officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Cemetery.
85, of Saulnierville, passed away peacefully on April 14, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer, with his loving family by his side. He was a very good, kind, generous and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was born on January 19, 1924, in Lynn, Mass., to the late Richard and Marion (Amirault) Harding and raised in Saulnierville by adoptive parents, the late Arthur and Agnes "Aggie" (Amirault) Thimot. Richard worked for 41 years at Comeau's Sea Foods and enjoyed his retirement time by spending it doing woodworking projects in his home workshop and going to his favourite place "les pt'tes cabanes" with his son, Brian. He leaves behind his loving wife of 61 years, Mae, Saulnierville; sons, Brian (Linda), Saulnierville; Earl (Lucille), Meteghan; daughters, Barbara (Mark), Church Point; Marlene (Jimmy), Saulnierville Station; Myra (Sharon), Moncton, N.B. and his precious granddaughters, Alicia, Saulnierville; Leslie and Nicole, both of Moncton; sister, Dorothy Harding, Danvers, Mass.; and brother, Earl Harding, New Hampshire, USA. He was predeceased by brothers, Donald (Las Vegas), Irvin, and Sony (of Massachusetts, USA); sisters, June and Betty (of Massachusetts) and half-sister, Helen Blinn (Corberrie). Cremation has taken place under the direction of Meteghan Funeral Home. Service will be Monday, April 20, at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, Saulnierville, Father Paul Belliveau will be officiating with burial in Saulnierville Cemetery. Donations in memory of Richard can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Saulnierville Sacred Heart Church, Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of choice.
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 was held in St. Agnes Church, Mumford Road in Halifax Wednesday 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. today, 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.
91, Au Logis d'Meteghan, Meteghan, formerly of Meteghan River, passed away April 7, 2009, in Au Logis d'Meteghan. Born in Meteghan River, he was a son of the late Alphée and Lucie (Comeau) Comeau. He is survived by sons, Hubert, Gerard, both of Campbell River, B.C.; daughter, Yvette Rogers and brother, Alfred Comeau, both of Williams Lake, B.C.; grandchildren, Danielle, David, Jennifer, Glen, Shannon, Mark, Elise; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Mitchell, Hope, Kai, Katelyn, Casey, Colten, Holly; step great great-granddaughter, Sara. He was predeceased by his wife, Antoinette; brothers, Denis, Louis, Irenée and sister, Desneiges Comeau. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral service to be held 11 a.m., Saturday, April 18, in Stella Maris Church, Meteghan, Rev. Albeni d'Entremont officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
SPICER, Floyd Dennis
57, Truro, passed away suddenly on Monday, April 13, 2009, in Truro. Floyd will be sadly missed by his sons, Clinton and Jamie. He was a beloved son of the late Carl and Grace Spicer; cherished brother of Calvin (Connie), Helen, Ashley, Conrad (Donna), Carolyn and Clifford (Elaine). He was predeceased by his brother, Eric and sister, Veronica. He will be lovingly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Floyd was a friend of many, a talented woodworker in his spare time and a long-time employee of Polymer in Truro. As the majority of his family now reside in Ontario, a memorial service is being planned for a later date for his many friends on the East Coast. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro.
BURGOYNE, Nelson "Bubbie"
February 26, 1940-April 14, 2009, passed away in Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Sydney Mines, he was a son of the late Nelson and Dolly (Townsend) Burgoyne. He is survived by his wife, Felicia (Davis); son, Nelson; daughter, Felicia, both of Sydney Mines; sisters, Dorothy, Sydney Mines; Jacqueline, British Columbia; brothers, Freddy and Kenny, Ontario. He was predeceased by sisters, Madge and Theriza. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care of Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Interment of ashes will take place, at a later date.
WISEMAN (MacIntyre), Mary
Died April 15, 2009. A daughter of the late Theresa (MacInnis) and Joseph D. MacIntyre, she was predeceased by brothers, Duncan, Alphonsus, Allan, Daniel, Michael; sisters, Sarah (Angus), Margaret (Norris), Christene (Walter); husband, John; sons, John Joseph, George Gregory. Survived by children, Theresa, Mary (Cy), William (Margaret), James, Joan (William), June (Robert), Daniel (Bernadette); 24 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place under the care of Curry's Funeral Home. Memorial Mass in St. Anne's Church at a later date.
CROWE, Kenneth Darrell
With profound sadness, the family of Kenny Crowe, 70, regret to announce his passing. Ken slipped away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving wife, Tina; granddaughter, Trina and great-granddaughter, Calee on April 11, 2009. He was the youngest son of the late Sidney and Mary Crowe, born on January 18, 1939. Kenny was a self-employed painter and over the years painted many of the family homes. He loved to be around his children and grandchildren and always made sure to visit every weekend and holiday. He always got a good laugh from the kids' antics and was so very proud of how they all grew into respectful and loving kids. Kenny always had a story from the past that brought everyone to hysterical laughter and his stories will be talked about forever through family and friends. He even had a special bond with all the family pets and was known for bringing them treats. He will be tremendously missed by all who knew him. Kenny is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 50 years, Tina (MacLeod); son, Randy (Therese); daughter, Lynn (Barry) Cosgrove; grandchildren, Trina (Graham), Randy J. (Krista), Mark, Christina, Adam, Kyle, great-grandchildren, Calee Whitehead, Josh Lawrence, Spencer Langille-Crowe and Arielle Fox. Kenny is also survived by his brothers, Sydney-Karl (Dorothy), White's Lake; Bruce (Shirley), Harrietsfield and Ron, Kelowna, B.C. He was predeceased by brother, Gordon and infant brother and sister, Walter and Dorothy. By Ken's request, there will be no visition. Memorial service will be held in St. Michael's Parish, 14 St. Michael's Ave in Spryfield on Wednesday, April 15, at 10 a.m. Interment will be at a later date. No flowers by request, donations can be made to Canadian Cancer Society. "Go peacefully into the light Pup, there you will be embraced by all who have gone before you...xo."