84, of Saulnierville, died April 12, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Saulnierville, he was a son of the late Joseph and Rose (Muise) Saulnier. He was a veteran of the Second World War and Korean Conflict. Surviving are son, Robert; daughter, Joanne; four grandchildren; sisters, Rita and Estelle. Predeceased by brothers, Leonard, Raymond and George; sister, Bella. Arrangements are under the direction of Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday in Sacred Heart Church, Saulnierville, followed by a Legion service, Rev. Paul Belliveau officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Comité Action Social.
WALKER, William Lester "Bugs"
Wood's Harbour, Shelburne Co., passed away at home on April 11, 2008. Born 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 to the camp and bowling. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Margaret (Goreham); daughter, Tobi (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; 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.
PROSSER, Perry Michael
49, Dartmouth, passed away suddenly Wednesday, April 8, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Halifax, he was the son of Ann Kane and Frank Prosser (Sharon), both of Dartmouth. Perry is survived by his wife, Kathleen; sons, Devon and Logan, both at home; sisters, Vicki (Kenney) Atkins, Tennessee; Darlene (Ron) Prosser, Dartmouth; brother, Mark Prosser, Dartmouth; niece, Tiffinnie Laing, Dartmouth; nephew, Brandon O'Neil, Dartmouth; mother and father-in-law, Vera and Howard Wood, Dartmouth; sisters-in-law, Heather (Edwin) Thimot, Dartmouth; Lisa (Garth) James, Edmonton, Alta.; brother-in-law, Allan (Inez) Wood, Dartmouth; nieces, Samantha Thimot, Hannah and Maya Wood; nephews, Keigan Wood, Wyatt, Jesse and Jared James. Perry was a devoted son, loving husband and father and true friend. Employed by the Queen's Harbour Master, he was an active presence in the Halifax Dockyard. He was always available with a helping hand for any and all. He was devoted Patriots fan and had an avid interest in politics, local and global, and held a keen interest in the community. Perry enjoyed conversation with people from all walks of life and remembered everyone who crossed his path. A big man, with a heart to go with it, he is loved and will be loved and sorely missed by all. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday April 14, with a reception to follow both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. All welcome. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
BANKS, Doris Mae
74, formerly of Dartmouth, Upper Musquodoboit and New Minas, passed away on April 13, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Baxter's Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Verna (Rafuse) Schofield. Doris owned and operated a boarding house in Dartmouth for many years. Later she worked in the food industry, retiring in Upper Musquodoboit and then New Minas. She most enjoyed spending time with her family. Her hobbies were knitting, camping and music. She will be sadly missed by her children, Faye (Van) Atkinson, Dartmouth/Lutz, Fla.; Norman (Jackie), Eastern Passage; Wayne (Cynthia), Lawrencetown; Teresa (Jerry) Seward, Porter's Lake; Nora (Milton) Dean, Upper Musquodoboit; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brothers, Owen and Everette (Jessie) Schofield, Kings County; sister, Linda (Allison) Coleman, Mount Uniacke. She was predeceased by husbands, Wylie Banks, David Kelly, Ed Davison; twin brothers, Laurie and Lawrence Schofield. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 17, at 11 a.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, Rev. Patricia Malin officiating. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow in the funeral home reception centre. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Doris may be made to Baxters Harbour Community Association, c/o Frederick Graham (902) 582-3951 or Peter Gale (902) 582-7237, or a charity of choice.
Died April 11, 2009. She was a daughter of John and Lucy (Poole) Knott.
She is survived by daughter, Norma (Bill); son, George (Marg); grandchildren, Kelvin (Maria), Keith (Ann), Kevin (Megan), Dorothy (Graham); great-grandchildren, Shoshanna, Cohen, Cole, Karlie, Tanner; great great-grandchildren, Johnathan, Kelvin; sister, Lillian. Predeceased by husband, John C.; daughter, Elizabeth; grandson, Graham; four sisters and two brothers. Visitation was 12-1 p.m. Tuesday in Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Ingonish, with funeral service following at 2 p.m. in St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Neil's Harbour. Burial at a later date.
BOLLIVAR, Capt. Lawrence "Tommy"
June 20, 1915 - April 12, 2009. Husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, passed away peacefully at home in Crescent Beach, Lunenburg Co. on Sunday, April 12, 2009. Lawrence was predeceased by his wife, Pauline; father, Leroy; mother, Zilpha; brothers, Ralph, George, Manford, Malcolm, Gaius and an unnamed infant. Lawrence will be forever missed by his sisters, Seretha Montpeitite, Jean Wagner and Edith Stuart; his loving and devoted daughter, Patricia and son-in-law, Bob Freeman, Crescent Beach; son, David and daughter-in-law, Leone, Dartmouth; granddaughters, Angela (Michael) Maher, Hammonds Plains; Christina (Jacques) Desjardins, Quispamsiss, N.B. and Krista (Morgan) Watts, Dartmouth; and his adoring great-grandchildren, Grace and Abby Maher, Cameron and Logan Watts. Lawrence had a lifetime connection with the sea, from his birth in Broad Cove, to his final days in Crescent Beach. His fishing career began with his father and it appeared inevitable he would follow that life until the war. Lawrence served his country with honor and pride, serving in the European theatre, spending time on the front lines in Holland with the West Nova Scotia Regiment (West Novies). After arriving home, Lawrence worked on land until once again his love for the sea called. He began his own career as a skipper in a make shift secondhand boat with a borrowed engine, which was enough to get started in the lobster fishery. Lawrence fished with three long-liners, the "Little Hope", the "David & Pauline" and the "Pat & David." Lawrence ended his commercial fishing career as owner and skipper of one of the first scallop draggers in Nova Scotia's scallop fleet, the "Flying Cloud", which fished out of Liverpool. Lawrence was known to be a tough and demanding skipper but always fair and a very hard worker. Following his retirement in 1980, Lawrence and Pauline started to enjoy the things retired people enjoy. They started the nomadic life of mobile trailer owners, only to find it a bit too much and then settled into a permanent site at the Ponhook Lodge Camp Grounds where they stayed seasonally until Lawrence pulled up stakes in 2007. Their life at Ponhook was a high point in their years, due mostly to the many friends who became a huge part of their lives. Lawrence and Pauline enjoyed traveling and had some wonderful experiences, especially when traveling with daughter, Pat; son-in-law, Robert and granddaughters, Angela and Christina. Lawrence's experience in Jamaica, on the cat walk, modeling a Speedo bathing suit, at age 79, will never be forgotten as it was an event told to family on many occasions. Lawrence increased his hunting and fishing activities after retirement. A number of very close friends resulted from the community style hunting in the west Caledonia area. One of his hunting highlights was a guided moose hunting trip to Newfoundland with friends in his 70's. The results were successful despite a serious injury. The Legion became a focal point for Lawrence as did his involvement with the Liverpool Seniors Group. His weekly schedule was built around these important activities. Following Pauline's death, Lawrence joined Pat and Robert at their home in Crescent Beach and with Lawrence at age 90 the three traveled to the west coast to visit sisters Seretha, Jean and Edith, whom Lawrence had a not seen for many years. This trip was enjoyed greatly by all and many family stories were recounted in detail from four different perspectives with some very interesting revelations. At age 91 he took his love of the sea in a new direction as he, Pat and Robert went on a Caribbean cruise. Lawrence's energy and ever curious attitude showed through and he enjoyed the experience immensely. The family would like to thank the many people involved in Lawrence's care, with special mention of Dr. David Abriel and the members of the palliative care team from Fisherman's Memorial Hospital, the committed care givers of Heart-to-Heart and Continuing Care, and his family doctor from Liverpool, Dr. David Gunn. Visitation for family and friends will be in Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel, Bridgewater from 7-9 p.m. today. There will also be an open visitation held from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15, followed by a Legion funeral service with Comrade Gordon Peverill, chaplain of The Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 38, Liverpool, officiating. The funeral procession will proceed to Forest Hill Cemetery, Back Road, in Broad Cove. A reception will follow at the Broad Cove Community Hall, Highway 331. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 38 Poppy Fund, PO Box 669, Liverpool, NS B0T 1K0
CHISHOLM, Rebecca Lynn
A memorial service and reception for the late Rebecca Lynn Chisholm, 32, of Toronto, formerly of Kentville, will be held 2 p.m. Friday, April 17, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Rev. Dr. Judith Saunders officiating. Burial will take place in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings Co. Born in Kentville, she was the beloved daughter of David and Nancy (Lowe) Chisholm, Dartmouth, formerly of Kentville. Rebecca was a beautiful and talented free spirit who will be loved and missed forever by her family. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her son, Joshua, Mississauga, Ont.; brother, Matthew, Halifax; aunts and uncles, Susan Stewart (Cliff Dahms), Tantallon; Beth Boudreau, Weymouth; Jane (James "Jamie") Grover, Lakeville; Robert (Paula Simon) Chisholm, Porter's Lake; Robert (Penny) Lowe, Morden, Kings Co.; Audrey Lowe, Kentville. She was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, W.L. "Red" and Lynn Chisholm and her maternal grandparents, C.R.G "Gordie" and Dorothy Lowe (all of Kentville). Donations in memory may be made to the Red Door, Kentville or Phoenix House, Halifax. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
MOMBOURQUETTE, Neil "Cubie"
Died April 12, 2009, a son of the late Peter and Annie (MacNeil) Mombourquette. Survived by daughter, Dorothy (John); sons, Bobby, Neil (Trudy), Tom (Mary), Wayne (Rose); 20 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Alex, Angie. Predeceased by wife, Mary Ellen (Dalton); daughter, Georgina; granddaughter, Lily; sisters, Mary, Catherine, Janie, Helen, Little Mamie; brothers, Louie, Roddy, John Willie, Danny. Visitation today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m., T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral Wednesday 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery. Donations to Holy Redeemer Building Fund or charity of choice.
CUMMINGS, Daniel Alexander Todd
Infant son of Todd and Tracey (Campbell) Cummings, of Priestville, passed away Friday, April 10, 2009, in the Aberdeen Hospital. Surviving besides his parents, are maternal grandparents, Darlene Campbell-MacDonald; John (Heather) Campbell; paternal grandparents, Karen (Jackie) MacKenzie; Melvin (Beverly Yorke) Cummings; maternal great-grandmother, May MacDonald; paternal great-grandmother, Christine MacLean; aunt, Stacey Cummings; uncle, John Campbell; great great-aunts, Betty and Anna MacDonald. A private family graveside service will be held in Priestville Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow.
BARKHOUSE, George Everett
85, New Glasgow. It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many on Friday, April 10, 2009, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Born August 29, 1923, in Port Dufferin, Halifax Co., he was a son of the late William and Mary (MacLellan) Barkhouse.
A wonderful musician and great fan of Wilf Carter, he learned to play guitar at age 14 and continued to sing and play guitar for family and the wondful VON nurses who took great care of him.
The most loving husband and best dad we could ever have.
He was a carpenter by trade working in many locations throughout the province.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jean (Turner); children, Judy Nickerson, Westville; Georgina (Henry) MacLean, New Glasgow; Deana Morby, Burlington, Ont.; Verna (Grant) Mingo, Truro; Doug (Kim), Meaghers Grant; Irma (Wayne) Yorke, Truro; sisters, Nina MacDonald, Port Dufferin; Carmie Fleet, Dartmouth; Jean Martin; Watt Section; Helen Hodgson, Sherbrooke; brother, Norman (Sally), Port Dufferin; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews who loved Uncle George. He was predeceased by sisters, Freida, Lila, Edith, Sadie and Alice; brothers, Basil, Winslow and Tom; grandson, Jason Morby.
Cremation has taken place.
Family will receive visitors Tuesday, April 14, from 1-3 p.m. in D.S. Crowell & Son Funeral Home, 22558 Highway No. 7, Sheet Harbour until time of graveside committal at 3:15 p.m. for family only, in St. James United Church Cemetery, Sheet Harbour, Wendell Baker officiating.
Family flowers only.
Donations may be made to Palliative Care Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow or Pictou County Victorian Order of Nurses.
All correspondence for Jean to be sent to Autumn Crest II, Unit 12, 221 Abercrombie Rd., New Glasgow, NS B2H 1K7.
MacLEAN, Charles Edward
64, Saulnierville Station, passed away April 10, 2009, at home.
Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Willie and Catherine (Comeau) LeBlanc.
He is survived by his wife, Lucie; son, John (Tammy) MacLean, Concession; daughters, Charmaine (Stacey) Daley, Upper Tantallon; Andrea (Robert Reynolds) MacLean, Nicole (Mark) Theriault, both of Meteghan Station; Patty (Jonathan Reddick) MacLean, Saulnierville Station; brother, Ernest LeBlanc, Halifax; sisters, Pauline Bellussi, Halifax; Marilyn Melanson, Sackville; grandchildren, Justin, Josh, Stephanie, Mitch, Noah, Ryan, Chad, Blake, Christopher, and 10th grandchild expected soon.
He was predeceased by daughter, Dianne.
Visitation was held Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Meteghan Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. in Sacred Heart Church, Saulnierville, Rev. Albeni d'Entremont officiating.
Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.