Robert Earl Baker
Baker, Robert Earl - 55, of Brooklyn, Hants Co., died on September 26, 2001 at the QEII in Halifax, N.S.
Born in Chester Basin, he is the son of Jean (Croft) Baker, Sydney, N.S., and the late Walter Baker. He is survived by his wife, Emily, brothers, David (Nancy) Baker, Baddeck; Brad (Bertha) Baker, Sydney; sisters, Joan (Mel) Marsh, Brampton, Ont.; Audrey (Stephen) Phinney, Markham, Ont.; and Annette (Harold) Byrd, Churchill Falls, Labrador; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Robert is also survived by special extended family members, Rick Hines, U.S.A.; Juliana Hines, Sackville, N.S.; Lindsay Hines, Enfield; Sherri, Craig, Alex and Katie Greenough, Woodville; Cindy MacLeod and fiancé Darryl Hyson, and Adam MacLeod, Ashdale; Timmy Hines (Cindy Young), Newport; Heather, Steve and Ethan Clark, Dartmouth; Angie Patterson, Shauna and Ashley Hines, Brooklyn; also special pals, Timone, Simba, and Calico.
Robert was an avid hunter and fisherman who worked at the Halifax Shipyards as a carpenter for many years.
At the request of the family, there will be no visitation. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, September 29 in Lohnes~Beazley Memorial Chapel, 419 Albert St., Windsor, N.S., the Rev. Marilyn MacDonald officiating. Committal service to be held at a later date. Family flowers only, however, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of N.S., the Multiple Sclerosis Society, or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Lohnes~Beazley Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor, N.S.
Maureen Carol Brown
Maureen Carol Brown 47, died in Northwood Manor, Halifax, on January 1, 2002.
Born in Oakville, Ontario, she was a daughter of Ruby K. (James) Brown and the late Leonard A. Brown.
Maureen was disabled for most of her life, having been diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy 18 years ago, however, this did not hinder her ability to bring a smile to people’s faces when she entered a room. She loved her family, children, animals, and flowers. Her greatest wish was for people to reach out to others to brighten their lives in some meaningful way, whether it be a visit, a smile, or a touch.
She is survived by her mother, Ruby, Dykeland Lodge; sisters, Sharon (Lionel) Boomer, Falmouth, and Margaret (Kenneth) Robinson, Hantsport; a brother, Robert (Dee) James, Fredericton, N.B.; nephews, Rob, Wayne, David, and Ryan, and nieces, Sonja and Dana, and their families. She was predeceased by her father, Leonard and a brother, Garry Brown.
Funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2002 at 2:00pm in Lohnes~Beazley Memorial Chapel, 419 Albert St., Windsor, NS, Rev. Bill Gibson officiating. Visitation will take place from 2-9pm at 1381 Hwy #1, Falmouth on Saturday, January 5, 2002.
Donations in memory may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, The Learning Disabilities Association of Nova Scotia, or the charity of one’s choice.
Albert E. "Bob" O'Keefe
O’Keefe, Albert E. "Bob" - 86, of Windosr, N.S., died on Monday, December 31st, 2001 in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor.
Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Albert and Mary (Maddan) O’Keefe, of Ireland. Bob lived in Halifax all his life, where he worked for Halifax Glass Works, as a glazier. Upon his retirement, he and his wife, Marie, moved to Windsor where they spent the last 20 years. He also devoted 4-5 years with the Medical Corps. overseas. Bob, a quiet man, loved all sports, especially hockey and the Maple Leafs, and was a well-known bowler.
He is survived by his wife Marie (Hillman); daughters, Phyllis McKenna, Okotoks, Alta. and Kathleen (Hugh) Hicks, Waterloo, Ont.; grandchildren, Erin, Sarah, and Gregory; also a brother, Gerald, Halifax; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Helen, and brothers, Johnny, Frankie, Raymond, Bill, Jim, and Chris.
Funeral service will be held 10:00am on Thursday, January 3, at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Windsor, Fthr. John MacDonald officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday January 2, from 2-4 and 7-9pm in Lohnes~Beazley Funeral Home, 419 Albert St., Windsor, N.S.
For those wishing to remember Bob with a memorial, donations to St. John’s Church in Windsor would be kindly appreciated.
Dorothy Christine Davis
Dorothy Christine Davis, 86, Gladys Manning Retirement Home, Windsor, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2002 in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. She was the daughter of the late James and Margaret (Berringer) MacLeod of Falmouth.
She was a graduate of the Provincial Normal College and a school teacher for many years. She was a member of the A.C.W. and the W.I. of Ardoise, the community where she and her husband raised their four children on the Sivad Acres Century Farm. Until her recent illness she enjoyed crosswords, knitting, and maintaining daily contact with her family, as well as socializing with friends at her retirement residence.
She is survived by her sisters, Margaret Coleman, Halifax; Helen Ingram (Bill), Halifax; and Louise Parker, Falmouth; daughters, Doreen McClare (Layton), Fredericton, Frances Coombes (Dave), Falmouth; Elizabeth Ainsworth (John), Yarmouth; a son, George Davis (Kathy), Ardoise; grandchildren, Mark and Michael McClare (Michele), Lisa Hines (Terry), Jennifer Jamael (Brent), Aaron Davis, Leslie Landry (Jason), and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, John (Jack) Davis, sister, Frances Rawle, a brother, and great-granddaughter in infancy.
Visitation will be held 7-9pm Wednesday evening, in Lohnes~Beazley Funeral Home, 419 Albert Street, Windsor. Memorial service will be held at The Church of the Holy Spirit, Lakelands at 2:00pm Thursday, June 6, Rev. George Parker officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Church of the Holy Spirit, 1231 Old Windsor Highway, R. R. #1 Mt. Uniacke, N.S. B0N 1Z0, or a charity of your choice.
Parker, Ernest Ansel - 72, of Falmouth, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2002 at home. Born in Three Mile Plains, he was the eldest son of Norman and Vera (Dauphinee) Parker.
Ernest was a long-time employee at Fundy Gypsum Company and an adherent of St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Windsor.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Louise (MacLeod) Parker; sisters, Melda Lunn (Earle), Moncton, N.B.; Amy Vincent, Hammonds Plains; and Gwen Milner (Bev), Falmouth; brothers, Kenneth, Falmouth; Harley, Greenwood; and Karl (Isabel), Penticton, B.C.; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Ernest was predeceased by sisters-in-law, Marion Parker, Faye Parker, and Frances Rawle; brothers-in-law, Arthur Coleman, Bernard Rawle, and John Davis.
There will be no visitation by request. Family flowers only. Funeral service will take place Tuesday, May 28 at 2:00pm in Lohnes~Beazley Memorial Chapel, 419 Albert Street, Windsor, Rev. Patricia Rose officiating, assisted by Rev. John Bartol. Private family committal service will take place in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor. If so desired, donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one’s choice.
Joyce Audrey Porter
Joyce Audrey Porter- 76, of Falmouth, Hants County, passed away suddenly on Friday, January 4, 2002, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII.
Born in Martock, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth (Hart) Brown. Joyce will be remembered as a loving grandmother and great-grandmother, and she was particularly fond of spending time at her cottage at Mockingee Lake and tending to her flower garden.
She is survived by her children; David (Pat), Mt. Denson; Lorraine, Robert (Anna), and Yvonne Mills, all of Falmouth; son-in-law, Scott Mills, Kempt Shore; sisters, Zelba Cochrane and Sharon Boyd, both of Falmouth, Ruth Crowell, Three Mile Plains, and Maxine (Mick) Lyttle, Ellershouse; and by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joyce was predeceased by her husband, Montson Edward ("Mont"); sisters Bertie Harvey, Olive Lunn, Dora MacDonald, Marjorie Dyke, Greta O’Brien, and Phyllis in infancy; brothers, Robert Brown, Ammi Hugh ("Bud") Brown, Richard and Cecil in early childhood.
There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Monday, January 7 in Lohnes~Beazley Memorial Chapel, 419 Albert St., Windsor. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Hants Community Hospital, Juniper Grove United Church, or the charity of one’s choice.
Robert William Cuvilier
Robert William Cuvilier, 86, Hantsport, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2002 in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in Amherst, he was a son of the late Albert and Leola (Pearson) Cuvilier.
Robert was a member of St. James United Church, serving on many boards over the years. He was employed with Minas Basin and C.K.F. in Hantsport for a total of 41 years. He was very mechanically minded and liked to invent things, and could solve any mechanical problem. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Mabel Sanford; a brother, Doug (Phyllis), Hantsport; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Carl, Earl, and Frank; sisters, Hilda, Marjorie.
Visitation will be held 2-4pm and 7-9pm today, in Lohnes~Beazley Funeral Home, 419 Albert Street, Windsor. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 21 in St. James United Church, Hantsport, Rev. Glennis Smith officiating. Interment in Riverbank Cemetery. Family flowers only, however, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to St. James United Church, Hantsport.
Shawn Archibald Dunbar
Shawn Archibald Dunbar, 30, of Newport Corner, Hants County, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2002, as a result of a traffic accident. Born in Windsor, Shawn was the son of Debbie Dunbar and step-father Howie Northup of Newport Corner. He was an avid sports fan, and especially enjoyed watching hockey or spending the day fishing. Shawn is survived by his mother and step-father; uncle, John Angus Dunbar, Windsor; and cousins, Sherry, Shelly, Nicole, Laurie, Phillip, and Lois Dunbar. He was predeceased by grand-parents, Vera and Angus Dunbar, and an uncle, David Dunbar.
Visitation will be held today from 2-4p.m. and 7-9p.m. in Lohnes~Beazley Funeral Home, 419 Albert St., Windsor. Shawn’s funeral service will be held 2:00p.m., Tuesday, November 19, in Sainte Louise Union Church, Ellershouse, Rev. Larry Collins officiating. Interment in Oakhill Cemetery, Ellershouse. Donations in Shawn’s memory may be made to the Spina Bifida Association of Nova Scotia, or a charity of choice.
George Walter Comstock
George Walter Comstock, VE1 GWC, 77, Hantsport, passed away peacefully at home after a brave battle with cancer.
He was born in Hantsport, June 14, 1925, son of the late Walter D. and Morey (Pearson) Comstock. George served overseas on the HMCS Huron in WWII from 1941-46. After returning from active duty, George had a diverse career until becoming an electrician at Fairey Aviation from 1954-68 and later at Canadian Keyes Fibre until his retirement in 1988. He was a faithful member of the Hantsport Fire Department for 22 years; in 1994 he became VE1 GWC and enjoyed many hours on the airwaves.
George is survived by his daughters, Debbie (Hugh) Stewart, Antigonish; and Julie (Dale) Rayner, Hubley grandchildren, Luke Stewart, Morey (Jason) MacLellan, Shannon (Chris) Bower, and Candace (Terry) MacQuarrie, and great-grandsons, Justin Bower and Cameron MacLellan; sister, Kathyrn Anderson, Armdale; extended family, Marie MacFarlane and Debbie and Alastair Day; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Kathleen (nee Caldwell), infant daughter, and sister Ruby (Clifford) Wyman.
Visitation will take place 2-4pm and 7-9pm in Lohnes~Beazley Funeral Home, 419 Albert St., Windsor, on Tuesday, April 8th. Cremation to follow with memorial services to be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, at the Hantsport Fire Hall, Oak Street, Hantsport, Rev. Michael Boyd officiating. Interment to follow in Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Gerald Enslie McDonald
Gerald Enslie McDonald, 92, Windsor Elms, formerly of Mount Denson, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2003, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in Hantsport, he was the son of the late Howard and Susan (Barkhouse) McDonald.
Gerald was a World War II Veteran and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Lucknow Branch #109 in Hantsport. He also owned and operated McDonald’s grocery store for 27 years and was a member of the United Church. He is the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by nephews, Ralph (Shirley) MacDonald, Mount Denson; and Harold MacDonald, Saint John, N.B.; nieces, Carol Simpson (Brian), Mount Denson; Judy Strum (John), Shirley Card, Windsor; June Doucette (Ray), Truro; and Helen McLean (Lionel), Hubbards; also several grand nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Sadie Beamish Akin; brothers, Lawson, Cecil, Norman, and two brothers in infancy; sisters, Annie, and Julia. Visitation will be held this evening from 7-9pm with funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 11, in the Mount Denson Baptist Church, Rev. Charles Milbury officiating. Lucknow Branch #109 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Hantsport will pay tribute at this time as well. Interment in Mount Denson Cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Lohnes~Beazley Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert Street, Windsor, N.S.
John Phillip Keddie
Keddie, John Phillip - 59, of Falmouth, died Sunday, December 23, at home.
Born in Windsor, he is the son of Nita Marie (Baxter) Keddie and the late John Adam Keddie. John was an adherent of St. George’s Anglican Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and had been previously employed with Minas Basin Lumber for a number of years.
He is survived by his mother, Nita Keddie, Falmouth; sister, Marie (Jim) Allen, Falmouth, daughter, Kim Smith, Alberta, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, and brothers, Donald and David.
At the request of the family, there will be no visitation. Memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, December 27, 2001 in St. George’s Anglican Church, Falmouth, Rev. Fred Rhymes officiating. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Lohnes~Beazley Funeral Home, 419 Albert St., Windsor, N.S. Donations in memory may be made to St. George’s Anglican Church or a charity of one’s choice.