Gerald J. "Gerry" Paul
PAUL, Gerald James "Gerry" — 65, Glooscap First Nation, Bishopville, Hants Co., passed away peacefully, at home, on Monday, October 5, 2009. Born in Bear River, he was a son of the late Andrew and Viola (Peters) Paul.
Gerry was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a well known figure in his community and was a very humble man of few words, however, he was heard when he did speak. Gerry was a great craftsman and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and hobby farming. He is survived by his wife, the former Dianna Guitar; sons, Gerald "Jay" (Shelley) Halliday, Hampton, N.B.; Michael (Tammy) Halliday, Glooscap First Nation; Keith Boudreau, Kingston; daughters, Charlotte (David) Smith and Suzan (David) McLellan, both of Glooscap First Nation; brother, Lloyd (Martha) Paul, Saint John, N.B.; 17 grandchildren and a great-grandchild, as well as many other extended family members. Besides his parents, Gerry was predeceased by sons, Robert and Raymond Dickison.
Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). There will be no formal visitation, however, friends and family are welcome to visit the family home at anytime up until Friday morning. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 9, in St. Joseph's Chapel, Glooscap First Nation, Bishopville, Rev. Father Michael Walsh officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in Glooscap First Nation Cemetery. A reception will immediately follow the service in the Glooscap First Nation Hall. Donations in memory of Gerry may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 5826 South St., Halifax, NS B3H 1S6. Service Date October 10, 2009
Laura "Grace" Watson
WATSON, Laura "Grace" - 96, Ellershouse, Hants Co., passed away peacefully Friday, November 6, 2009, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in West Dover, she was the daughter of the late William Henery and Ada Alice (Cleveland) Patterson.
Grace worked for a number of years at Payzant Memorial Hospital, Windsor and then later at Hants Community Hospital. She is survived by daughter, Clara Ella (Gerald) Beaver, Halifax; grandchildren, Robert, Elizabeth, Douglas and Michael; six great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; companion, Earl McDow; several nieces and nephews. Grace was predeceased by her husband, George Leander Watson; brothers, Stewart, Ervin and William (all from West Dover).
Arrangements have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317), where the family will receive visitors 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, November 9. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 10, in Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Chapel, Rev. E.E. Hill officiating. A reception will follow the service in the funeral home's Elmcroft Reception Centre, with interment to follow in Oakhill Cemetery, Ellershouse. Donations in memory of Grace may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association - Annapolis Valley Branch, PO Box 2450, Wolfville, NS B4P 2S3. Service Date November 10, 2009
Gary E. Dunn
DUNN, Gary Edward - 46, of Centre Burlington, Hants Co., passed away peacefully at home on Friday, November 6, 2009. Born in London, Ont., he was a son of the late John Walter and Patricia Evelyn (Arsenault) Dunn. Gary leaves behind his former wife, Suzanne and his one and only daughter, Meghan, the apple of his eye. He also leaves behind his sister, Cindy (Trevor) DeMan, Cole Harbour; brothers, Leslie (Donna), Center Burlington; John and former wife, Carolyn, Dartmouth; Mike, Barrie, Ont.; Gerald, Dartmouth, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Gary was employed by Zellers on Bayers Road in Halifax, for a time and was a friend to everyone he met and was loved by all. He was also employed by Easy Care in Burnside Industrial Park, Dartmouth, where he was treasured by all. His clients also had a love for Gary and never had a bad thing to say about him. Gary will also be missed by his dear friend, Norm from Cheverie. May you rest in peace Gary and you will be missed by all.
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 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, November 11. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, November 12, in Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Chapel, Rev. Bill Gibson officiating. A reception will follow the service in the funeral home's Elmcroft Reception Centre. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Gary may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia, 17 Alma Cres., Halifax, NS B3N 3E6, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Atlanitc Division, 71 Ilsley Ave., Unit 12, Dartmouth, NS B3B 1L5 or to a charity or one's choice. Service Date November 13, 2009
Maxwell L. "Mack" Lavers
LAVERS, Maxwell Lawson "Mack" - 78, of Windsor, Hants Co., passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2009, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Windsor, he was the son of the late Harry and Bessie (Reid) Lavers.
Mack attended Windsor Academy and Kay Anslow's School of Business and then went on to work as an office manager for Windsor Supply and Family and Children's Services. He was a member of the Canadian Militia-bands and played trombone from 1954-1982 and also a member of the Windsor Concert Band for many years. In 1981 Mack performed in the Nova Scotia Tattoo. Mack was a 34 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Hants Co. Branch No. 9, Windsor. He was an avid sports fan and he had a great memory for names, dates and lots of stories. Mack is survived by his wife, the former Donna Bent; sister-in-law, Marie; nieces and nephews, Brian, Karen, Gary, Kathy, Cheryl-Lynn and their families. He will be missed by his cat, Tessa. Besides his parents, Mack was predeceased by a sister, Helen Phillips and brother, Jack Lavers.
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. Tuesday, October 20 and also where the Royal Canadian Legion, Hants Co. Branch No. 9 will conduct a tribute service at 6 p.m. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 21, in the funeral home chapel, Rev. Jeffrey White officiating. A reception will immediately follow in the funeral home's Elmcroft Reception Centre, followed by interment in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory of Mack may be made to the Hants County SPCA, PO Box 2274, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0 or a charity of one's choice. Service Date October 22, 2009
Chief Frederick A. "Fred" Fox
Windsor Fire Chief Frederick “Fred” A. Fox Passes Away
Lifelong Windsor resident Frederick Allan Fox passed away on Monday, November 9 at the age of 56 with loved ones at his side. Fred fought a courageous battle with Mesothelioma.
Fred was born in Windsor on March 15, 1953 to Frances “Frank” Harry Fox and Catherine Ross (Harvey) Fox. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Prudence “Prudy” (Swinamer), son, Gregory Frederick Owen (Allana Munro), Bedford and daughter, Melissa Joy Greenough (Alex), Windsor, sisters Marilyn (Vincent) Hazel, Falmouth and Catherine Ann (Edward) Kerr, Windsor, mother-in-law, Sybil Swinamer, Windsor. Fred is also survived by seven nieces, Lorraine Rawlins, Jeannette States, Michelle Smith, Lana Ryan, Kim Fox, Amanda Fraser, Angela Girouard, and one nephew, Donald Kerr, five great nephews, four great nieces and one great-great niece. Besides his parents and several aunts and uncles, Fred was predeceased by his brother, David Randolph Fox and father-in-law, Owen Swinamer.
Fred received his education through Windsor Public Schools, Kings College School and later enrolled at The Hants Regional Vocational School to study the trade of Carpentry, graduating in 1972.
On June 17th 1971, Fred chose to follow in his father’s footsteps by joining The Windsor Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter. For over thirty-five years Fred juggled his paid career as a carpenter with that of his duties as a volunteer firefighter.
In 1980 Fred, along with long time friend and fellow carpenter Blaine Phillips began what would become a very successful business partnership under the name of Fox & Phillips Construction Ltd. This business partnership became very popular through Blaine and Fred’s dedication and leadership. In 2001 Fred bought out Blaine’s business interests in Fox & Phillips Construction Ltd. and with Blaine’s continued assistance, Fred ran the business until he sold it in 2004.
Being self-employed, Fred had the flexibility and freedom to devote countless hours to his duties as a volunteer firefighter. Fred trained and worked hard within the organization, moving up through the ranks of The Windsor Fire Department. In 1989, when his mentor and great friend, Fire Chief Walter B. Stephens retired, Fred was elected by the membership to take over the position of Chief. Fred continued as a volunteer Chief until 2002, when at that time he accepted the position as the Career Fire Chief. At the time of his passing, Chief Fox was serving his 20th year as Fire Chief and 38th year as a member of The Windsor Fire Department.
Chief Fox was known throughout the fire services, both locally and nationally as a very progressive leader. He was a competent incident commander and devoted his time to developing safer and more efficient means of providing protection to our citizens.
The Fire Service Association of Nova Scotia recently recognized Chief Fox by presenting him with an Honorary Life Membership status. Chief Fox was instrumental in merging two existing provincial fire service associations; the result was the development of The Fire Service Association of Nova Scotia. Chief Fox served as First Vice President of that Association, a member of The Medical First Responders Strategic Advisory Committee and The Fire Services Advisory Committee. He has been the Nova Scotia Director to the Maritime Fire Chiefs Association for several years and was recently recognized by his colleagues for his many contributions to that association. Chief Fox was an active supporter of both the Hants and Kings County Firefighter Associations. Chief Fox was a member of The Canadian Fire Chiefs Association, having served as Nova Scotia’s Director to the Federal Association.
During the summer months, Fred enjoyed spending time at the cottage with his family. He always had a passion for cars. At a young age, Fred’s brother-in-law Vince gave him the opportunity to compete in the drag racing circuit, which he enjoyed and often reminisced about. This interest carried on to becoming a car buff.
Despite being such a busy person, Fred never lost sight of the most valuable things in his life. He and his life partner Prudy always placed their family above all else, with their children being their pride and joy. On May 16, 2009 Fred realized a father’s dream and walked his daughter Melissa down the aisle.
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 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, November 13. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, November 14 in Windsor United Church, 613 King St., Windsor, with Rev. Bill Gibson officiating. Interment will take place in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor. A reception will follow in the Windsor Fire Department. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the Frederick A. Fox Bursary Fund, c/o the Windsor Fire Department, P.O. Box 627, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0. This bursary will be presented annually to an Avon View High School Graduate pursuing a career in the trades. Service Date November 15, 2009
Joshua G. Lake-Crossley
LAKE-CROSSLEY, Joshua Gregory — 12, Lakelands. After 12 courageous years battling with heart disease, we said goodbye to an angel on Sunday, October 11, 2009. Born on June 25, 1997, Joshua Gregory Lake-Crossley was a 12 year old miracle who blessed our lives. His memory will live on forever in the hearts of his parents, Greg Crossley and Shona Lake, and his sister, Jessica Lake-Crossley as well as his grandparents, stepparents, stepsiblings, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. The 12 years of Joshua's life were filled with the love of his friends and family, the joy of his pets, and the thrill of saving that goal or hitting that home run. He loved his time with his friends playing Ruinscape, playing Xbox, and above all riding his motorbike. Josh had an amazing sense of humour and he loved to laugh and make others laugh. He had many accomplishments in his 12 years. Most recently as Captain of his Squirt fastball team, the Uniacke Mustangs, Josh was awarded both an MVP and Most Sportsmanlike award at Provincials in August. In September he was named team MVP for the season and Overall MVP for the Junior League for the Uniacke District Softball Association. In 2008 when his Atom AA hockey team won provincials Josh was named the 1st string goalie to the provincial all star team. But his most important accomplishment was the way he touched the lives of those who loved him. He made us laugh, he made us cry. He tested our patience, and he taught us forgiveness. He filled our hearts and nourished our souls. And he did this with a smile, with a wink and just by being the beautiful person that he was. Please join us in celebrating the life of Joshua. 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 (please note revised visitation time) 5-9 p.m. Friday, October 16. A service celebrating his life will held 2 p.m. Saturday, October 17 in Windsor United Church, 613 King St., Windsor, Rev. Alex Mosher and Rev. Garnet Parker officiating. Interment will be held in Bramber Cemetery, Bramber. We ask that we celebrate the things Joshua loved by wearing a jersey, sports logo or really bright colours. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joshua Lake-Crossley may be made to the IWK Heart Centre, c/o IWK Health Centre Foundation, P.O. Box 9700, Halifax, NS B3K 6R8.
It hurts us that we can’t hold you and kiss your precious face. Our world is silent without your voice and laughter, and time will not heal our broken hearts. We love you beyond words and will miss you incredibly forever. But we love you enough to know that you deserve to be without pain and fear. Go gently sweet boy, and we will hold you again in heaven. Mom, Dad, and Sis.
Service Date October 18, 2009
Ernest E. M. Sweet Jr.
SWEET, Ernest Edward MacKenzie Jr. — 48 of Windsor/Martock, died November 8, 2009. Born April 7, 1961, he was a son of the late Muriel (Deal) and Ernest Sweet.
Ernie is survived by and loved by his sons, Michael, Montreal and Jordan (Brittany), Martock; sisters, Liza and Susan (Wayne); nephew, Jonathan; many relatives, extended family, friends, neighbours, colleagues, and employers. He will also be sadly missed by his cat.
Ernie trained as a mechanic, he drove dump trucks for several employers and himself, most recently he worked for Mike Oulton on his farm. He loved the '71 GTO, had a keen sense of humour and he tried to help other people. Ernie was one of the good guys.
Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317), where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, November 15, Rev. Bill Gibson officiating. A reception will follow in the funeral home's Elmcroft Reception Centre. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, 5161 George St., 7th Floor, Halifax, NS B3J 1M7 (1-800-423-4432) or a charity of one's choice. Service Date November 16, 2009
Helen G. Riley
RILEY (Macumber), Helen Geraldine — 78, Windsor, formerly of Three Mile Plains, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2009, in Dykeland Lodge, Windsor. Born November 20, 1930, in Bramber, Hants Co., she was a daughter of the late Robert H. and Abigail (Fader) Macumber.
Helen loved to dance and listen to country music. She enjoyed going to penny auctions and yard sales as well as get-togethers with family and friends.
Helen is survived by her children, daughter, Brenda (Donald) Wentzell, Newport Station; sons, Donald (Janice), Hantsport; David (Nancy), Three Mile Plains; Terry (Eva), New Minas; Peter, Windsor; and her friend and companion, Sonny Brown, Three Mile Plains. Helen has 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and is also survived by brother, Raymond (Ruth), Halifax; sisters, Jean Sabean, Diane (Bert) Taylor, Windsor; Joyce (Kenneth) Riley, Faye (Irvin) Hunter and Patricia Rose (William States), all of Three Mile Plains; Mildred Robarts, Toronto, Ont.; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Gilbert Riley (1993); daughter, Carol Diane (1962); sisters, Grace Brown, Gladys Macumber; brothers, Murray (Anne Peters), Ron (Beverly) Gardener, Donald Macumber; brothers-in-law, Card Robarts and Charlie Brown.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Lisa Rose and Shelly Sampson and the rest of the supportive staff at Dykeland Lodge for their excellent care. Also, thank you to Rev. Tom Henderson for his time and prayers. Finally, a thank you to all those whose heart Helen has touched. She will be in our hearts forever.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). There will be no visitation by family request. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 17, in St. Thomas Anglican Church, Three Mile Plains, Rev. Tom Henderson officiating. Interment will follow in Ste. Croix Cemetery, St. Croix. Family flowers only by request, however, donations in memory of Helen may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, 5161 George Street, 7th Floor, Halifax, NS B3J 1M7 or a charity of one's choice. Service Date November 18, 2009