James Avard “Jim” SWINIMER
SWINIMER, James Avard “Jim” - 86, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 11, 2008 in the Veterans’ Unit, Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born on January 14, 1922 in Upper Vaughan, Hants Co., to the late James Henry and Harriett Amanda (Pulsifer) Swinimer. He rushed to join the war when he was 17 years old and served his country proudly in conflicts in Italy with the artillery. While in Scotland on R&R he met his wife, Phillis Wallace. Once returning home he worked as a skilled tradesperson for many years in the Halifax Metro area. He was a very active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Scotia Branch No. 25, Halifax. Jim established, owned and operated Otterbrook Kennel Club at his home and successfully hosted numerous club field trials for many years. Many of Jim’s championship beagles were sold as far away as the United States, Quebec and Ontario as well as the Maritimes. He traveled extensively with his dogs and always came home with a ribbon. He was a true sportsman who spent many hours each and every day running his dogs in the woods, hunting and enjoying the outdoors. Jim is survived by his former wife, Phillis Wallace; and rejoicing in his life are his children, Janet (Barry) Brush, Renfrew, Ontario; Phillis (Leaon) Zinck, Kingston, N.S.; and John Swinimer, Mill Cove, N.S.; grandchildren, Kathleen, Kimberlee Ann, Barry, Scott, Lee Anne, James “Jimmy”, Holly, Emily, John Daniel, Steven, Heather, and nine great grandchildren, as well as all his wonderful nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Alexander Frederick “Sandy” Swinimer; sisters, Edith Redmond, Mary Lindblad, Ella Kellcher, Cora Ford and Ida Cochrane. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). There will be no visitation by request. The Royal Canadian Legion, Hants Co. Branch No. 009, Windsor will conduct a tribute service, followed by the funeral service all at 2 p.m., on Thursday, August 14 in the Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Chapel, Rev. Tom Henderson officiating. A reception will follow in the funeral home’s Elmcroft Reception Centre. Interment will be held at a later date. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory of Jim may be made to Veterans’ Unit, Soldiers Memorial Hospital, P.O. Box 730, Middleton, NS B0S 1P0.
Mary Elizabeth WILCOX
WILCOX, Mary Elizabeth - 101, died at home in Hants Border on Tuesday, December 9, 2008. Mary was born in Milford, Mich. on September 30, 1907.
She is survived by daughters, Arlene McKenzie, Mt. Uniacke; Doris (Norman) Matheson, Hantsport; sons, Ralph (Doris) Wilcox, Hamilton; Warren (Lorna) Wilcox, Winnipeg; grandchildren, William Wilcox, Whitehorse; Robert McKenzie, East Uniacke; Jeffrey Benedict, Lockhartville; Ronald McKenzie, Waverley; Beverly Grant, Winnipeg; Laura Davidson, Gaspereau; Kimberly Pearson, Stoney Creek, Ont.; Sheri Fazio, Dundas, Ont.; Rodney Wilcox, Winnipeg; Sharalynn Matheson, Hantsport; Bonnie Wilcox, Winnipeg; Warren Wilcox Jr., Winnipeg; 12 great-grandchildren, several great great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer; daughter, Rosemary Benedict (Lockhartville); brothers, Lawrence, Richard, Allen and George.
Mary was a past Noble Grand at the Rebekah Lodge and was a member for many years. Mary’s hobbies were both flower and vegetable gardening. She did a lot of preserving and was great at giving most of it away. She enjoyed knitting mittens for all the children she knew and for several years has given a hundred plus mittens each year to the Kings County Family and Children’s Services. She crocheted all her life and had several special pieces. She liked to give all her friends a doily and small crocheted Christmas ornaments. Mary liked playing cards and having company for dinner. She enjoyed having parties and everybody there had to win a prize. She will be sadly missed by her family and her many friends.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317), where the family will receive visitors from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, December 12. Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, December 13, in the Lohnes-DeMont Funeral Service Chapel, Rev. R. Lindsay Rankin officiating. Interment will follow in Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
George Walter PEACH
PEACH, George Walter - 77, Falmouth, Hants Co., passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 24, 2009, in Haliburton Place, Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born September 7, 1931, in Upper Falmouth, he was the son of the late Walter and Bertha (Patterson) Peach.
George was a proud member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 83. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Hants County Branch No. 009, Windsor and also a member of Glooscap Campers Association. George enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, playing cribbage and working in his garden. He also enjoyed time at the camp during hunting season with Lloyd and Jim Greeno. George was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and he will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by sons, George Jr., Falmouth; Ross (Tanya), Kentville; daughters, Bertha (Mark) Meister, New Ross; Anne (Brian) Atwell, Hantsport; Vicki (Jamie) Juteau, Windsor; grandchildren, Ryan, Chad, and Blake Atwell, Logan and Wyatt Juteau and Crewe Bailey; sister, Minnie Greeno, Falmouth, and many nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his loving wife of 51 years, the former Jean Elizabeth Hughes (December 1, 2007); brothers, Roy, Howard, Harold, Austin, Ralph, Rex, Herb and Lorne; sisters, Eva Wilson, Lydie Arenburg and Margaret Armstrong.
Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317), where the family will receive visitors 6-8 p.m. Friday, February 27. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 28, in the Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Chapel, with Rev. Michael Boyd officiating. Private family interment will be held in Centre Falmouth Cemetery. A reception will follow in the funeral home’s Elmcroft Reception Centre. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory of George may be made to Haliburton Place, Hants Community Hospital, 2nd Floor, 89 Payzant Dr., Windsor, NS B0N 2T0 or any local charity of one’s choice.
Flossie Cora ALLEN
ALLEN (Church), Flossie Cora - Vaughan, Hants Co., passed away Monday, March 9, 2009, in Mountain Lea Lodge, Bridgetown. Born in Vaughan, she was a daughter of the late Cephas and Nora (Swinimer) Church. Flossie worked for 25 years doing office work at Brandon & Henderson Paint Co., Halifax. She is survived by brothers, Gerald (Phyllis), Charles (Rhoda); stepdaughter, Donna (Sherman) Levy; stepgranddaughter, Melissa Jane (Reg) Dillman, and stepgrandson, Christopher Levy (Melissa Shupe). Flossie was predeceased by her husband, Richard L. Allen; brothers, Kenneth and Alfred; sisters, Nelsie, Alma and Pearl. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). There will be no visitation by request. Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in the Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Chapel, with Pastor Craig Faulkner officiating. Interment will be held in Vaughan United Church Cemetery, Vaughan. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Flossie may be made to Vaughan United Church Memorial Fund, RR 3, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0.
Earl Marshall MITCHELL
MITCHELL, Earl Marshall - 95, Windsor, Hants Co., son of the late Marshall and Dottie (Hopkins) Mitchell, went home to be with his Lord, whom he loved, on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor.
Born in East Jeddore, on December 20, 1913, he spent most of his life in Halifax and was educated at Dalhousie, graduating with a B.Sc. in 1939. He worked for the Federal Government with the Navy at Maritime Command. He spent 18 winters of his retirement in Florida and some of his time in Victoria, B.C., but enjoyed his remaining years in Windsor. He faithfully supported Sheffield Baptist Church (formerly Central Baptist) for nearly 80 years, where he had been a deacon, choir member and Sunday School teacher. He also was a member of the Gideons. Earl’s main aim was to help support as many missions as he could.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Margaret (Taylor); his daughter, Marilyn (Hilton) Mackie and son, Bruce (Jean) Mitchell; grandchildren, Heather and Wesley Mackie, Maggie and Dan Mitchell. Earl was predeceased by his brothers, Frank and Ralph.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317), where the family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 23. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, April 24, in Windsor United Baptist Church, 411 King St., Windsor, with Rev. Jeffrey G. White officiating. Reception to follow. Interment will be held in Kingston United Cemetery, Kingston, Kings Co. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory of Earl may be made to Sheffield Baptist Church, 80 Lincoln Cross Dr., Halifax, NS B3M 4M3; Gideons International in Canada, 501 Imperial Road North, Guelph, Ont. N1H 7A2 or a charity of one’s choice.
Perry William WHYNOT
WHYNOT, Perry William - 72, of Ellershouse, Hants Co., passed away peacefully, Thursday, April 23, 2009, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born March 1, 1937, in Morden, Kings Co., he was a son of the late Arthur and Gladys (Jessop) Whynot. Perry was raised by his grandmother, the late Amelia "Minnie" Francis Underwood.
Perry was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be deeply missed by all of his family. He worked most of his life as a warehouse manager for Guildfords Ltd., Dartmouth.
Perry is survived by children, Brian (Lise) Parker, Lower Sackville; Anna(Michael) Huntley, Truro; Patrick, Ellershouse; Roy (Christine), Fort St. John, B.C.; Jennifer Purcell, Ellershouse; Jennice, Windsor; daughter-in-law, Christine Wells-Parker, Windsor; eight granddaughters; nine grandsons and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former, Noreen Rose Dempsey and son, Timothy Parker; uncles, Alden and Frederick "Bud" Jessop.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, April 27, in Lohnes-DeMont Funeral Service Chapel, Rev. Karen Pearce officiating. A reception will follow in the funeral home's Elmcroft Reception Centre. A private family interment will be held in Oakhill Cemetery, Ellershouse, following the reception. Donations in memory of Perry may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, 5161 George St., 7th Floor, Halifax, NS B3J 1M7 or QEII Foundation, 1278 Tower Rd., Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9.
Marion Linden WELLWOOD
WELLWOOD, Marion Linden - 97, Rawdon Gold Mines. Marion Linden Wellwood died peacefully in Dykeland Lodge, Windsor, on Wednesday, January 9, 2008. Born September 9, 1910 in Stanley, she was a daughter of the late James and Mary (Clark) Northup.
Marion was actively involved in all aspects of church and community life and worked tirelessly for the good of both. She was recognized with an award for outstanding volunteer service to her community. Marion and her husband George's home was open and welcoming to everyone. She had an inner faith and strength that sustained her throughout her long life.
She is survived by a son, Earl (Annabelle) Wellwood, Rawdon Gold Mines; daughter, Verna Munroe, Halifax; grandchildren, Ruth (Ben) Hawkins and Cathy (Serge Choquette) Munroe, Ontario; Stephen (Kim) Wellwood, Rawdon; Craig Munroe, Lunenburg; as well as seven great-grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren; foster daughters, Marilyn (Paul) McPhee, Nine Mile River, and Marina Bowes (Jim), Milford and their families; sister, Hortense Cochrane, Windsor. She was predeceased by her husband, George in 1992; brothers, Earl, Roy, Victor, Dudley, and Vernon; sisters, Pauline and Emily; son-in-law, Austin Munroe.
Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lohnes Funeral Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317), where the family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, January 20. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, January 21 in St. Paul's Anglican Church, Centre Rawdon, with Rev. Carson Baxter officiating and Rev. Robert Brush assisting. Interment will follow in St. Paul's Anglican Church Cemetery. A reception will be held in Rawdon Gold Mines Community Hall. The family expresses appreciation to the staff at Dykeland Lodge for their care over the last 18 months. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Anglican Parish, c/o Elaine Winchcombe, RR1 Scotch Village, NS B0N 2G0 or a charity of one's choice.
Mary Edna SCHURMAN
SCHURMAN, Mary Edna - 89, Mount Denson, Hants Co., passed away Sunday, March 2, 2008, in Dykeland Lodge, Windsor. She was born on May 9, 1918, in New Ross, Lunenburg Co. and was the daughter of the late Emerson and Winnifred (Meister) Redden. She was the wife of the late Amos Schurman and continued to live on the Century Farm and raised her family after his early death. In later years she enjoyed her employment at the Haliburton Museum. She joined the United Church of Canada in Mount Denson and in later years attended St. James United Church in Hantsport. She was a member of the church choir and greatly enjoyed singing and the social activities of the church. She was a member of the Windsor Legion and enjoyed activities there. She loved her large family, painting, dancing, bowling and her many friends.
She is survived by her children, Earle (Myrtle), Mount Denson; his children, Mort, Beverley, Sam and Amanda; Betty Lou (Paul Loomer), Falmouth; their children, Ray, Glen, Nancy and Peter; Diane (Grant Jackson), Springhill; her children, Amos, Darlene and Carl; Douglas (Margie), Mount Denson; his children, Jennifer and Barry; Linda (Peter King) West Bay; their children, Katharine and Emily; Harry (Lila), Lockhartville; their children, Tamara and Andrew; son-in-law, Bill McLaren; also granddaughters, Jane Grantham and Mary Louise McLaren, all of Ontario; and 22 great-grandchildren. Mary is also survived by sisters, Virginia Bilgen, New Minas; Rose Doyle; South Alton; Birdie Moores, Halifax; and Helen (Jim Adie), Comox, B.C.; brothers, Harold (Clara), Waterville; Robert (Gloria), South Alton; Hughie (Carol), South Alton; and Emery, Kentville. She is predeceased by her husband, Amos; son, Jeffrey Lee; daughter, Fae McLaren; grandson, Frederick McLaren; brothers, Clyde Chesley and Basil; sisters, Rita Bowman, Hazel Lake and Gladys Hunt. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff at Dykeland Lodge, Wallace Place for their care and kindness extended to their mother during her stay.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Lohnes Funeral Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317), where the family will receive visitors from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, March 6 in St. James United Church, 17 Prince St., Hantsport, Rev. Glennis Smith officiating. Interment will be held in Mount Denson Cemetery. A reception will be held in St. James United Church Hall. Family flowers only, please. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, 6009 Quinpool Rd., Ste. 300, Halifax, NS B3K 5J7; Friends of Dykeland Lodge, 124 Cottage St., Windsor, NS B0N 2T0; or a charity of one’s choice.
Jessie M. “Jay” FRASER
FRASER, Jessie M. “Jay” - 103, Windsor, Hants Co., died Saturday, March 22, 2008, in Windsor Elms Senior Citizens Home. Born September 29, 1904, in Pinehurst, Lunenburg Co., she was a daughter of the late Rev. Colin and Mrs. Jane (Phillips) McRae, second eldest of a family of four children now all deceased.
She was educated at Mount Allison University from which she graduated in 1931. She subsequently attended McGill University where she obtained the degree of Master of Social Work. She married William Ross Fraser who was a United Church clergyman and later became a professor of philosophy at Sir George William University, now Concordia University in Montreal. Mrs. Fraser was employed by a social service agency in Montreal, and at the time of her retirement in 1970 was a Supervisor of Social Service. Following the death of her husband she moved to Wolfville, and resided there until 1995 when she became a resident of Melville Heights in Halifax. Prior to her death she resided at the Windsor Elms Senior Citizens Home. Mrs. Fraser enjoyed reading and playing bridge. She was a relatively private person despite having many friends.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family as her parents and sisters, Lillian and Bernice, Digby, and Evelyn, Toronto all predeceased her. She is survived by a nephew, Colin (Diana) Purdy, Windsor, and a niece, Jane Hartman, Ottawa.
Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lohnes Funeral Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). As per Mrs. Fraser’s wishes there will be a private family service held at a future date. Donations in memory of Mrs. Fraser may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Norman Percy BLANCHARD
BLANCHARD, Norman Percy - 78, Ardoise, formerly a 56 year resident of Ellershouse, passed away Friday, April 11, 2008, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born on April 24, 1929, in Milford Station, he was a son of the late Sedley and Florence (MacDonald) Blanchard. Norman was a man with very special talents in everything that he did. His grandchildren thought of him as “Superman”and that he could do anything at all. Norman is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, the former Ruby MacLeod; sons, Stephen (Phyllis), Ranald (Darlene), and Richard; grandchildren, Brian (Krista), Brad, Jacqueline (Don), Denise, and Darrell; great-granddaughter, Olivia Anne Marie; sister, Mary (Brian) Norman; brothers, Joseph (Clara), David (Gloria), Charles (Dorothy), Robert S. (Carol), and sister-in-law, Beverly. Norman was predeceased by his daughter, Marlene (1996); sister, Julia in infancy; brothers, George and Ranald in infancy. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lohnes Funeral Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). There will be no visitation by Norman's request. A public graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, April 14, in Oakhill Cemetery, Ellershouse, Rev. E.E. Hill officiating. Family flowers only, please. Donations in memory of Norman may be made to Lung Association of Nova Scotia, 17 Alma Crescent, Halifax, NS B3N 3E6.
Elizabeth Bell CROSS
CROSS, Elizabeth Bell - 86, Windsor, Hants Co., formerly of Digby, Digby Co., passed away Saturday, April 19, 2008, after a lengthy illness in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in Digby, she was a daughter of the late Leigh and Bessie (Bell) Marshall.
Betty was a graduate of Digby High School. During most of her adult life she served as a health care provider in various hospitals throughout the province of Nova Scotia. For many years Betty was an active member of the Upper Vaughan, Hospital Auxiliary. She was also faithful member of the Upper Vaughan Baptist Church. Betty was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Vernon; sister-in-law, Pearl Conrad, Liverpool; niece, Joyce Crouse, Mississauga, Ont.; nephews, Fred Conrad, Okotoks, Alta.; James Conrad, Fairview and Terry Conrad, Liverpool. She was predeceased by brothers, Alford, Kenneth and Winston, and sister, Florence.
Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lohnes Funeral Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). There will be no visitation by request. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 3 in Lakeview Cemetery, Upper Vaughan, with Rev. Darryl Dykens and Rev. Terry Coldwell officiating. Her husband, Vernon, wishes to express his appreciation to the doctors and staff of both the Valley Regional Hospital and Hants Community Hospital for their dedication during Betty’s time in hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Betty may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, 5161 George St., 7th Floor, Halifax, NS B3J 1M7 or Canadian Diabetes Association, 137 Chain Lake Dr., Suite 101, Halifax, NS B3S 1B3.