Sadie B. Payzant
PAYZANT, Sadie Belle (Beckwith) - 102, lifelong resident of Bishopville, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, August 17, 2010. Born on November 19, 1907, in Bishopville, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Annabelle (Riley) Beckwith.
After completing high school in Hantsport, she found employment as a “Nanny” and housemaid in Windsor for five years. Sadie moved to Boston, Mass. for the next four years, where she continued working in her chosen profession. In 1929 with the “Great Depression” looming Allen Payzant made his way to Boston and convinced Sadie to return to Nova Scotia with him to become his bride. Sadie and Allen purchased a farm in Bishopville where they worked side by side clearing land, growing crops and raising livestock to sustain their new family. Like their hearts, the door of their house was always open, providing a home for family, school teachers and hired help. Sadie was often called upon to mother babies, toddlers and youngsters in addition to raising her own boys. Increasingly, Sadie became famous for her award winning pies, bread and rolls, preserves and fancy work in local exhibitions. Her outstanding quilts were highly sought after, as every thread was painstakingly stitched by her talented hands. She was always proud to display her many ribbons and awards which were won by her at local county exhibitions throughout the province. Sadie was a founding member of the Bishopville Daisy Club. This club became the hub of activity when it purchased the former “Little Red Schoolhouse” and was renovated into the community hall. Sadie was instrumental in organizing a committee to restore the Bishopville Cemetery and she worked diligently to keep the doors to the Bishopville Church open. Sadie was a lifetime member of the Hantsport Baptist Church, where she sat on many committees over the years. She was also a member of the Hantsport Elders Project and has always taken a heartfelt interest in the welfare of others. Above all else, her love and devotion to her family always shone through.
Left to mourn her passing and to cherish treasured memories are her son, John William Payzant, Bedford; grandchildren, Jim (Pat) Payzant, Lower Sackville; Larry (Teresa) Payzant, Sackville, NB; Jeffrey (Nancy) Payzant, Lower Sackville; Elizabeth (Bob) Pearce, Bishopville; Andrew (Tanya) Payzant, Bedford; 17 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. Sadie is also survived by her heartfully adopted son, Ray (Barb) Benjamin. Sadie was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Allen (1963); infant son, Frederick; son, Clyde (1998); daughter-in-law, Shirley (1999); granddaughter-in-law, Kristine (2000); brothers, George, James and Stanley; sisters, Lena, Ruby, Jesse and Ida. Special thank you goes out to her many caregivers, most recently, Kim Sullivan.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Lohnes-DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317), where the family will receive visitors 6-9 p.m., Thursday, August 19. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, August 20, in Hantsport Baptist Church, (corner of Willow and Main streets) Hantsport, Rev. Daniel Jamer officiating, followed by burial in Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport. A reception will follow in the Hantsport Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Sadie may be made to the Bishopville Cemetery c/o Ray Benjamin, 2459 Halfway River Rd., Hantsport, NS B0P 1P0, Hantsport Baptist Church, Hantsport, NS B0P 1P0 or a charity of one’s choice.
Earl A. Scott
SCOTT, Earl Alexander — 49, Debert and Bramber, passed away August 16, 2010, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in Kentville on October 14, 1960, to Elizabeth (Alexander) Crossman (Debert) and the late Donald Scott. He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth; stepfather, Ray Crossman, Debert; daughter, Desiree, and sons, Shawn and Kyle, Truro; sisters, Joyce (Garnet) Barkhouse, Mount Denson; Rose (Kevin Pettigrew) Scott, Five Houses; Kathy (Gary Pettis) Barclay, Debert; brothers, Lloyd Scott, Glenn (Gail McCabe) Scott, Edmonton, Alta.; stepsisters, Sonja (Chris) Casey, Valley, Colchester Co.; Ann (Ray) Crossman, Nine Mile River; many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Besides his father, he was predeceased by brother, Hilbert; sister, Barbara Ann; nephew, Craig Scott. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Lohnes-DeMont Funeral Service, Windsor. A graveside service for family will be held Saturday, August 21 in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. A reception to follow in Debert Legion at 3 p.m. No flowers by request. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Hants Community Hospital Palliative Care Unit or charity of choice.
Mary "Eva" Barbour
BARBOUR, Mary “Eva” - 88. Windsor, Hants Co., formerly of Dalhousie, New Brunswick, passed away peacefully Monday, August 9, 2010 in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born June 4, 1922 in Kenogami, Quebec, she was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Maria A. (LaPiere) LaPointe.
Eva was an adherent of the Catholic Church. She was also an avid bridge player and loved to play poker but could never find anyone to play with her. Eva is survived by her daughter, Evelyn Fleck, Windsor; sons, Rod, Havelock, Ontario; Michael, Lexington, Massachusetts, USA; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; brother, Guy, Dalhousie, New Brunswick; sisters, Theresa Ryan, Medicine Hat, Alberta; and Gertrude Ferguson, Dalhousie, New Brunswick. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles “Roderick” Barbour; as well as three sisters and three brothers.
Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). Interment will be held at a later date in the Field of Honour Veterans Cemetery, Point Clair, Quebec. Donations in memory of Eva may be made to the Arthritis Society, 3770 Kempt Rd., Suite 210, Halifax, NS B3K 4X8; CNIB, 2717 Gladstone St., Suite 112, Halifax, NS B3K 0A4 or Canadian Cancer Society, 1-5826 South St., Halifax, NS B3H 9Z9.
Annie May "Anne" Burgess
Anne passed away August 9, 2010 in the Windsor Elms Village, her home for the past four years. She was born in Wentworth Creek, Hants County to the late Ensley and Evelyn (Fader) Mason.
At 19 she married Irven Minard Burgess and together they raised a family of four, a daughter and three sons. Sadly, after 29 years together, Irven predeceased Anne in 1980 (ALS). Like her mother before her, Anne’s life journey was complicated by the devastation of Alzheimer Disease. Memories of family, friends, good times and bad times were gradually stolen from her by the disease. She was unable to enjoy and participate as her beloved grandchildren matured and celebrated their milestones; graduations, marriages and the birth of great grandchildren. Anne loved animals, was fond of gardening, walking, cooking and baking. She was always willing and able to feed an extra person or two and her homemade rolls were unsurpassed. She enjoyed a good hockey game, country music, and summers at the cottage.
She is survived by her children, Wanda (Mike) Donelle, Philip (Patty), Blair (Susan), Grant (Wanda Card); grandchildren, Monica (Graham Driscoll) Donelle, Stephen Donelle, Bailey (Chris) Collins, Jared (Stephanie Lake) Burgess, Garrett Burgess, Taryn Burgess, Gregory Burgess, Brandon Burgess, Myles Card, Cameron Card and Colby Card; sisters, Winifred (Frank) Arenburg and Evelyn (Max) Maynard; sister-in-law, Ola Mason, many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brother, Raymond. The family wishes to say thank you to the wonderful caregivers at the Windsor Elms Village, your extraordinary warmth, TLC and compassion will never be forgotten. As well, thank you to special friends Aggie Langille & Ena Darrah.
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). There will be no visitation in accordance with Anne’s expressed wishes. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, August 13, in Lohnes-DeMont Funeral Service Chapel, Rev. E.E. Hill officiating. Interment will be held in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor, followed by a reception in the funeral home's Elmcroft Reception Centre. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in Anne’s memory may be made to Windsor Elms Village, 590 King St., Windsor, NS B0N 2T0; The Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia, 6009 Quinpool Rd, Suite 300, Halifax, NS B3K 5J7; Nova Scotia SPCA, Hants Branch, PO Box 2274, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0 or ALS Society of Nova Scotia, 7071 Bayers Rd., PO Box 22112, Halifax, NS B3L 4T7.
Donald "Don" W. Riley
RILEY, Donald William - 80, of Mount Denson, Hants Co. It is with deep sorrow that the family announce Don’s passing on Tuesday, August 10, 2010, at home, after a courageous battle with lung and bone cancer. Born in Wolfville, on February 4, 1930, he was the only son of the late Lewis James and Mary Elizabeth (Coldwell) Riley.
Left behind to grieve are his wife of 53 years, Virginia (Walsh) Riley; son, Gregory (Pam); daughter, Deborah (Lee Watson), all of Mount Denson; grandson, Nathaniel Riley, Mount Denson and granddaughter, Jennifer (Darren Young), Sandy Cove, Digby Co. Don was predeceased by his parents and several aunts and uncles.
In their 53 years of marriage, not too many Sundays went by that Don and Virginia did not go for their “Sunday drive”. On these drives Don enjoyed looking at the newest cars and tractors on the many lots in the Valley. In his younger years, Don played hockey and spend many years on the Executive of the Valley Junior Jets Hockey Association. Don worked as a mechanic for a good part of his life and enjoyed tinkering with cars and tractors. He particularly liked to play around with his “Green Beast” crawler tractor. Don also held many other jobs over the years, he did body work, drove trucks, worked as a welder, in Labrador, and when he semi-retired he even drove a bulldozer for a while. He always spoke fondly of the time he spent as Service Manager at Avon Datsun in Falmouth and in later years at Halifax Nissan. In his spare time enjoyed playing cards, and did so every Monday night at the Mount Denson Community Hall, where he was a trustee for over 50 years. He also liked to create homemade gifts for his family at Christmas time, everyone has a special “creation” (though sometimes we were not sure what they were) but we loved them anyway. Don also loved cameras and taking photos. He photographed many construction sites and even chronicled the building of the causeway across the Avon River. He took hundreds of photos of scenery, animals and family over the years and even won some awards in the photography competition at the Hants County Exhibition. Don enjoyed his computer and spent a lot of time looking for antique tractors on the internet. He always said no one is to old to learn to use a computer. Life will not be the same without him but he would want everyone to grieve for just a short time and then move on, so we will. A special thank you to those who visited Don during his illness, it meant the world to him and his family. Also a special thank you to Dr. Iona Wile, Bev Lyttle and the VON for making it possible for us to keep Don at home until the end.
Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). Interment will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Don may be made to the Mount Denson Community Hall, c/o Goldie McDow, RR#1, Falmouth, NS B0P 1L0.
“When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room. Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little, but not too long and not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we all shared, miss me but let me go.”
Lillian A. Leopold
LEOPOLD (Mason), Lillian Aileen – 78, Wile Settlement, Hants Co., passed away August 23, 2010 in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born January 25, 1932 in Wentworth, Hants Co., she was a daughter of the late John “Wes” and Hattie (Sawler) Mason.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a homemaker and a member of All Saints Anglican Church, Leminster.
Lillian is survived by eight daughters, Patricia (Allan “Buck”) Church, Vaughans; Debbie (Gary) Ettinger and Janet (Bill) Oulton, both of Martock; Elaine (Lee Langille) Collicutt, Blockhouse; Judy (Mike) Lunn, Liverpool; Heather (Jim) Boylan, Martock; Sherry (Troy) Hubley, Bridgewater; Crystal (Greg Laffin) Mill Section and four sons, Wayne (Wanda Turk), Upper Vaughans; Burt (Darlene), Chester; Perry (Melanie), Leslieville, Alberta; Kirby (Posha Robertson), Brooklyn; 31 grandchildren, Angela and Richard Church, Michael, Darren and Blair Ettinger, Tanya, Natasha and Dwayne Leopold, Neil, Brent and George Oulton, Jamie and Ian Collicutt, Andrew, Patrick and Travis Lunn, Ashley, Danika, Cody and Zachery Leopold, Kara, Kayla and Raeann Leopold, Josh Boylan, Jarrett and Mason Hubley, Kayla, Meagan and Melissa Laffin and Jasmin and Alicia Leopold; 16 great-grandchildren, Paige Gardiner, Morgan and Jordon Church, Kyra, Kyle, Evan, Chet and Hunter Ettinger, Jordan Caldwell, James and Alex Wile, Landon Leopold, Luke, Morgan and Brenden Oulton and Joel “Junior” Boylan. Lillian was predeceased by her husband, Clarence (1987); daughter, Lisa Marie in infancy (1969); grandson, Joel Boylan (2005); sisters, Ruth Wells, Shirley Anthony and brother, Malcolm Mason.
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 Wednesday, August 25, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A public graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 26, in All Saints Anglican Cemetery, New Ross Rd., Leminster, with Rev. Tom Henderson officiating. Donations in memory of Lillian may be made to Palliative Care Unit at Hants Community Hospital, 89 Payzant Dr., Windsor, NS B0N 2T0. A special thank you to staff at the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor.
Earl D. Smith
SMITH, Earl David – 95, of Windsor, Hants Co., formerly of Elmsdale, passed away Monday, August 30, 2010 in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born March 21, 1915 in Port Hood Island, Cape Breton he was a son of the late Edwin and Etta (Cameron) Smith. Earl grew up in Mount Denson and moved to Elmsdale for work. Upon retiring he returned to Windsor to settle. Earl was a hard worker and experienced at farming, milling and woods work.
Earl was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by sons, Sidney (Ruth), Stanley; Melvin, Admiral Rock; daughter, Linda MacDonald, Windsor; 10 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Earl was predeceased by his wife, Annie (Peach); son, Donald; brothers, Art, Leo, Everett and Ernest; sisters, Rosa and Lorena
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 Wednesday, September 1, from 7-9 p.m. and from where the funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 2. with Rev. Wendy Kean officiating. Burial will follow in Centre Falmouth Cemetery, Town Rd., Falmouth. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory of Earl may be made to Palliative Care Unit at Hants Community Hospital, 89 Payzant Dr., Windsor, NS B0N 2T0 or to a charity of one’s choice.
Reginald D. "Reg" Lutz
LUTZ, Reginald Doran “Reg” - 77, Berwick, Kings Co., passed away, after a lengthy illness, Wednesday, September 1, 2010 in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Lake Paul, Kings Co., he was the youngest son of the late E. Doran and Dora (Joudrey) Lutz. Reg was employed at a number of businesses over the years including, Larsens, G.L. Graham & Co., Huyck Canada Limited (now Weavexx) and for 27 years at Acadia University from which he retired in 1994 after 17 years as the University Locksmith. He was a former member of the Somerset Hymn Sing Group and an honourary associate member of the Royal Canadian legion, Ortona Branch No. 69 in Berwick, working Legion Bingo for many years and taking part in many parades throughout the valley. Reg is survived by his wife, of 52 years, the former, Inez Spidell; daughters, Twylla (Richard) Ayling, Coldbrook; Krystal (John) LeVangie, Heatherton, Antigonish County; grandsons, Heath and Harrison Ayling; sisters, Annie Harding, Factorydale; Beatrice Matthews, Berwick; Joyce Gates (Don Sanford), Millville; Mona (Reid) Gould, Nicholsville; Cheryl (Orland) Rainforth, Morristown; brother, Vincent Lutz, Nicholsville; as well as many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Violet and brothers, Earl and Arthur in infancy. There will be no visitation by family request. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 7 in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick (902-538-9900). Interment will follow in Morristown Cemetery. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory of Reg may be made to the Valley Regional Hospital Foundation, 150 Exhibition St., PO Box 911, Kentville, NS B4N 4H8. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lohnes-DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317).
Ronald W. Clark
CLARK, Ronald William - 79, Bishopville Rd., Hantsport, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2010 in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born October 18, 1930 to the late Sheldon and Rita (Swinamer) (Clark) MacDonald. Born and raised in Halifax, he was a carpenter by trade. Survived by his darling wife, Shirley (Faulkner), children, Ronald “Doug” (Coreen), Petitcodiac, N.B.; Brenda Fowler (Bruce), Hampton, N.B.; Lorna (Dave Turner), Brooklyn; Glen (Darlene), White Rock; brothers, Bernard and Gerald “Mike” (Joan), all of Halifax; 12 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, four great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Ronald was predeceased by brothers, Doug, Sheldon and John; sisters, Lorna in infancy and Effie. Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lohnes-DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). A family graveside service will be held at a later date in Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport. Donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated.