Elizabeth I. "Bessie" Harlow
HARLOW (Godfrey), Elizabeth Isabella "Bessie" — 98, Windsor, Hants Co., formerly of Hantsport, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 16, 2010, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born on January 1, 1912, in Black River Bridge, N.B., she was the beloved wife of the late A.L. Harlow; dear mother of James Harlow, Bedford; Anne (Charles), Cole, Orillia, Ont.; loving grandmother to Heath Harlow, Halifax; James Harlow, Bedford; Jonathan Cole (Mary Dawson), Sudbury; Darby Cole (Jon Hackenschmidt), Toronto. Bessie was predeceased by great-grandson, Dawson Thomas Cole; as well as seven older brothers, their wives, and sister-in-law, Marjorie Harlow, Berwick. Bessie will be remembered by many nieces and nephews as well as many relatives in the Godfrey and Morse families. She will be sadly missed by her dear companions and helpers, Mary Myles, Wendy Oldford, Judy Eldridge and Rosemary Bowman. She will also be remembered by many friends through the Bank of Nova Scotia in Saint John, N.B., Summerside, P.E.I. and Hantsport. The family also wants to especially thank the residents and staff of Gladys Manning Retirement Home, all of whom have made her last years so happy. Thank you to Dr. Buckley for his ongoing care. The family is extremely grateful to the nurses and doctors at Hants Community Hospital, Unit 200, for their kindness. Bessie was a graduate of the Miramichi School of Nursing and the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal (Obstetrics). She was a devoted member and hard-working supporter of St. James United Church in Hantsport for over 50 years. Bessie was also an avid bridge and card player, a supporter of "shop locally" and the Town of Hantsport and was previously active in many groups including the Hantsport Memorial Community Centre, Avon St. Ladies Church Group, as well as the Historical Society and the Red Cross. Over the years on many occasions she also volunteered her skill and knowledge as a nurse to sick friends and neighbours and the Blood Donor and Well-Women Clinics in the area. Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., PO Box 981, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0 (902-798-8317). A committal service will take place 2 p.m., Saturday, May 22, in Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport, prior to a memorial service that will be held 3 p.m. in Gladys Manning Retirement Home, Windsor, with Rev. David Curry officiating. A reception will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada, Kennedy Business Center, 5816 St. Margaret's Bay Rd., Head of St. Margaret's Bay, NS B3Z 2E4 or a charity of one's choice.
Susan J. Hruszowy-Romkey
Hruszowy-Romkey, Susan Joan, 49, Falmouth NS, passed away in the Hants Community Hospital on May 28 after a brave battle with cancer. Born Saskatoon, July 28 1960, Susan was predeceased by father Leonard. She was also predeceased by beloved pets Reefe and Cocoa. She is survived by husband Peter; mother Helen (nee Snelgrove), Trenton ON; siblings Patricia (Jim) Wiersma, Trenton ON, Linda (Mark) Dykeman, St. John’s Nfld, Janice (David) Taylor, Duncan’s Cove, Leonard (Mer˙ke), Toronto ON, and Peggy (Garth) Moore, Halifax; nieces and nephews Danielle , Toronto ON, Rod, Vancouver BC, Deborah, Guelph ON, Alex, Toronto ON, Ian, Toronto ON, and Erik, Toronto ON; stepchildren Lisa , Toronto ON, Sarah, Vancouver BC and Lee, Truro. She will be sadly missed by beloved dogs Merlyn and Sadie. Educated at Saint Mary’s University, University of New Brunswick and University of British Columbia in forestry, Susan was an avid outdoors person. A parks and recreation professional with the NS Department of Natural Resources since 1987, Susan was the driving force behind many programs which have touched thousands of Nova Scotians, including Becoming an Outdoors Woman, Parks are for People and the Campground Host Program, and taught winter survival and other courses for the NS Outdoor Leadership Development Program. Her enthusiasm for the enjoyment and preservation of the outdoors was infectious. Camping, hiking and boating trips will be remembered fondly by her family and friends. An avid gardener, she took pride in her flower and vegetable gardens and was a volunteer with the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens at Acadia University. A memorial service will be held on June 1 at 2 pm at the Windsor United Baptist Church, King St., with a celebration of Susan’s life afterward in the church hall. Visitation will be at the Windsor United Baptist Church, King St, May 31, 2-4, 6-8 pm. In lieu of flowers please consider donating in Susan’s memory to the NS Becoming an Outdoors Woman program contacting the Coordinator at (http://www.gov.ns.ca/natr/outdoor/default.htm).
Peter R. O'Brien
O'BRIEN, Peter Reid — 62 of Noel and Windsor, died May 28, 2010, in Windsor. He dedicated a lot of his time to helping others. He was a wonderful teacher to anybody who wanted to learn. He enjoyed the life of a horseman, family man, teacher, and playwright. He enjoyed many other hobbies including target practicing, rebuilding chainsaws, shoeing horses, and sharing his many stories. He touched the lives of everybody who knew him. Born in Windsor, he was the son of the late Leonard Brown O'Brien and Beatrice Grace (Leighton) O'Brien. He is survived by his loving companion, Betty Murphy; son, Malcolm (Barb); daughter, Maggie (Derek Day); granddaughters, Cassie, Sarah, Beth, Shannon and Erin; sisters, Joy, Halifax; Sylvia (John Kleiser), Toronto; Nancy (Michael Frank), Vancouver. He was predeceased by sister, Beth (Jim Hanes). Everyone is invited to join his family at the Noel Fire Hall between 4 and 7 p.m. on June 5 to celebrate his life. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317).
Halley E. Caldwell
CALDWELL, Halley Ernest - 67, Windsor, Hants Co., passed away on Monday, May 31, 2010, in Q.E.II Health Sciences Centre, V.G. Site, Halifax. Born in Three Mile Plains, he was a son of the late Ralph and Ada (Ettinger) Caldwell. He is survived by son, Robbie (Angela), Kentville; daughters, Deborah (Stacy), Coldbrook; Elizabeth (Brian), Kentville; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brothers, Clarence, Paul and Bill; sisters, Helen, Sharon and Mary. Halley was predeceased by brothers, Johnny and Herman; sisters, Mabel and Jean. Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., PO Box 981, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0 (902-798-8317), where the family will receive visitors Wednesday, June 2 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, June 3, in Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Chapel, Rev. Jeffrey G. White officiating. Burial will follow in Ste. Croix Cemetery, St. Croix, followed by a reception back in the funeral home's Elmcroft Reception Centre. Donations in memory of Halley may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Henry L. Jr. "Hank" Parker
PARKER, Henry Lawrence Jr. "Hank" — 69, of Mount Denson and Bishopville, passed away in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor on Saturday, May 29, 2010, following a battle with cancer. Hank grew up in Windsor to parents, Henry Lawrence Sr. and Edith Elizabeth (Walker) Parker. Hank was in the Royal Canadian Medical Corps in the 1960s. He also sailed the Gypsum Company ships and worked in the automotive industry. He was a great collector, especially of rocks. He enjoyed showing and sharing his treasures. He loved travelling, especially around the nooks and crannies of Nova Scotia. He is survived by two sons and sisters, Karen (Joe) Roos and Janet (Clifford) Crispell, both of Drayton Valley, Alta; niece, Terry Dean (Angus), Windsor, and several other nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Diane Dean. In keeping with Hank's wishes his body has been donated to science. A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, June 5 at 3 p.m. in Bishopville Hall. The service will be conducted by Pastor Reginald Harrison. The family and all the extended family at Grandma's wish to thank all the doctors and nurses at Hants Community Hospital for all their care and kindness. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one's choice.
Margaret R. Porter
PORTER (Fish), Margaret Rose — 63, Windsor, Hants Co., passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2010, surrounded by her loving family in Windsor Elms Village, Windsor. Born August 26, 1946, in Windsor, she was a daughter of the late Percy H. and Myrtle A. (Mason) Fish. Margaret is survived by her husband, Garnet "Jake" Porter, Sackville; their children, Chuck (Leslie), Windsor; Scott (Annette), Greenwood; Shannon (Scott), Three Mile Plains; Mark, Newport Station; Tim (Elizabeth), Windsor; Janet (Craig), Hants Border and Christine (Tim), Kentville; also 18 grandchildren; brothers, Bob Fish, Windsor, Howie (Carol) Fish, St. Margaret's Bay and Blair (Judy) Conrad, Sackville; sisters, Betty (Kenny Spence), Ontario and Dolly. Besides her parents she was predeceased by infant son, Michael Todd (1967); brothers, Dave, Jim, Ralph; sisters, Audrey, Mary and Donzella "Duckie". Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). A service celebrating the life of Margaret R. Porter will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5, in Windsor United Church, 613 King St., Windsor, Rev. Bill Gibson officiating. A reception will be held in the church annex, followed by a private family interment in Ste. Croix Cemetery, St. Croix. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory of Margaret may be made to Windsor Elms Chaplaincy Fund, 590 King St., Windsor, NS B0N 2T0 or a charity of one's choice. The family extends a special thank you to all the wonderful staff and friends on 3rd Langford at Windsor Elms, for the care and compassion that they gave their mother over the years.
Belma "Olive" Marsters
MARSTERS, Belma "Olive" - 92, of Windsor, formerly of Falmouth and Riverside, Hants Co., died at Haliburton Place, Hants Community Hospital, Windsor on June 12, 2010. Born in Riverside on January 12, 1918, she was a daughter of the late William and Emma (Fielden) Marsters.
She is survived by sister, Edith MacDonald, Haliburton Place; brother, Ted (Lulu), Stanley; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Daisy Rhodes; brother, Preston.
Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). A public committal service will take place in Riverside Cemetery, New Cheverie Rd., Hants Co. at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 16, Rev. Newhook officiating. Family flowers by request. Donations in memory of Olive may be made to Burlington United Church or Riverside Cemetery Fund.
Doris E. Cudmore
CUDMORE, Doris Eleanor - 88, of Windsor, Hants Co., passed away peacefully on Monday, June 14, 2010 at Dykeland Lodge, Windsor. Born in Glen Haven, N.S., she was the daughter of the late Ervon and Ella Myrtle (Smith) Hubley. Doris is survived by her sons, David (Angela) Faubert, Mark Cudmore (Cheryl) (Jacqueline Melanson), Scott (Loretta) Cudmore; niece, Corrine Maxwell, and granddaughter, Jessie. Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). A private family committal service will take place in Brookside Community Cemetery, Bedford, Rev. Arran Thorpe officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Doris may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Rev. William R. "Bill" Pope
POPE, William Robert “Bill” - 87, of Mount Denson, Hants Co., passed away in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, on June 14, 2010. Born in Pictou in 1923, he was predeceased by his parents, the late Robert and Rena (Young) Pope; son, Robert; sister, Margaret, Hantsport; brother, Russel (Helen), Strathroy, Ont.; several cousins, nieces and nephews. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 57 years, Isabel, who was his helpmate and companion in his varied activities. He encouraged his daughter, Janet (David) and son, Doug (Kathleen) in their creative endeavors and appreciated their support in his own career.
Bill was a graduate of Dalhousie University and Pine Hill Divinity Hall. Bill’s strong sense of public service motivated him to enter the ministry, serving in pastorates of the United Church for seven years before becoming one of the founding members of the Windsor Elms and its first administrator. Although working on a part-time basis, Bill saw the Elms grow to a 120 bed nursing home. At the same time he established a family based publishing company, Lancelot Press, that flourished for over 25 years. The company published histories, biographies, books on art, health and spirituality, as well as material of local interest. Leaving the Elms, Bill expanded his publishing activities and worked with both local and national authors in the publishing of over 500 titles. He wrote two books; A New Relationship, about the loss of his son, Robert, to cancer, and Dreams to Reality, an autobiography. Bill established a spiritual magazine called The Second Mile, which was published for a period of 25 years.
He organized and hosted, along with one of his theological professors, Dr. John B. Corston, ten group trips to various parts of the world, including two trips to the Holy Land (Israel). Bill was a member of the Windsor Rotary Club for over 35 years, a past president and a Paul Harris Fellow. As a former program director at the YMCA in Halifax, Bill had a love of sports and was a fierce competitor among a close-knit group of tennis enthusiasts who met regularly at the South End Tennis Club. Bill also enjoyed landscaping his hilltop property in Mount Denson. Bill was a gifted public speaker and a dedicated team leader who inspired many remarkable individuals to work with him in the pursuit of worthwhile causes.
On the death of his son, Robert (a talented artist who portrayed his cancer experience in a memorable series of paintings) Bill established the Robert Pope Foundation and exhibited his son’s work in over 60 cities worldwide. It was Bill’s dream that the Robert Pope Foundation continue on a permanent basis. The foundation’s board members, many of them personal and valued friends, share his enthusiasm. Services of healing and of encouragement in creative and artistic endeavors continue to be carried out.
The family would like to thank the Hants Community Hospital for its wonderful service. Doctors, nurses, palliative care workers and every member of the staff gave expert and loving care that helped Bill and his family through his final days.
Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., P.O. Box 981, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0 (902-798-8317). A private family interment will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Robert Pope Foundation or a charity of one’s choice.
Hilda C. Walsh
WALSH, Hilda Catheline (Marshall) - Passed away peacefully, after 87 years, at Hants Community Hospital on Tuesday, June 15, 2010. Born in Windsor, Nova Scotia November 15, 1922, Hilda was a much-loved matriarch who loved and cared for so many people over the years, especially her six children and their families. Hilda was the best mom and sister ever. She brought joy, caring and a love for life to all those around her. Hilda leaves behind memories that will be forever treasured by all those whose lives she touched. We will miss her cooking, her optimism, her wise words, her kindness, her love of celebration and music, and her quiet and strong presence among us. Hilda was an active Legion member and was honoured as the Silver Cross Mother on two separate occasions. Hilda was the loving mother of Gary (Eileen) of Annapolis Royal; Linda (Michael) MacDonald of Dartmouth; Darcy of Windsor; Shawn (Cindy) of Eastern Passage; Kim (Cathy) of Falmouth; and Colleen (Steven) Bouman of Windsor. Loving grandmother of Ashley and Jackie; Adam, Graham, and Gneid; Kate and Kyla; Floris; Charles; and Sean, Peter and Daniel. Proud Great-Grandmama of Rachael, Noah, Mikayla and Avery. Hilda was predeceased by her parents, Matilda (Bourgeois) and Joseph Marshall; her brothers George, Sam, Charlie, Murray, John, Joseph, Owen and James; and her sisters Nora Riley, Ivy Moore and Louise Gallant. She is survived by siblings Raymond of Halifax; Frank (Winnie) of Summerville; Donnie (Gloria) of Medicine Hat; and Colleen (Ralph) Langille of Windsor. 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 Friday, June 18, from 6-8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 19, in St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 339 King St., Windsor, with Rev. Father Michael Walsh officiating. Private family burial will be held in St. John's Parish Cemetery, Wiley Ave., Windsor, with a reception to follow in the funeral home's Elmcroft Reception Centre. Donations in memory of Hilda may be made to Palliative Care Unit at Hants Community Hospital, 89 Payzant Dr., Windsor, NS B0N 2T0 or a charity of one’s choice. The family would like to thank the Hants Community Hospital for its wonderful service. Doctors, nurses, palliative care workers and every member of the staff gave expert and loving care. Also thank you to Hilda’s friends at the Centennial Apartments in Windsor for their love and support.
Ida M. Frizzle
FRIZZLE, Ida Marie - 96, of Windsor, Hants Co., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 in Dykeland Lodge, Windsor. Born February 6, 1914 in Bishopville, Kings Co., she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Annabelle (Riley) Beckwith. Ida is survived by daughter-in-law, Pat (Jim) Payzant; grandchildren, Kimberley (Barry) Luciano; Kelly O’Hanley; sister, Sadie Payzant; several nieces and nephews as well as special niece, Trudy. She was predeceased by husband, Ralph; son, William, grandson-in-law, Scott O’Hanley; sisters, Lena, Jessie and Ruby; brothers, Stanley, George, and Jim. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lohnes-DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., PO Box 981, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0 (902-798-8317), where the family will receive visitors Saturday, June 19 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, June 20, in Lohnes-DeMont Funeral Service Chapel, Rev. Dan Jamer officiating. Burial will follow in Bishopville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ida may be made to the Bishopville Cemetery or the Bishopville Baptist Church.