Robert "Rob" March
March, Robert Bruce - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Rob after a long courageous battle with cancer. Rob passed away peacefully at home on July 26, 2008. He was born in Sussex, New Brunswick on December 17, 1958.
He is survived by his wife and best friend Anne, two beloved sons Nick and Matthew at home, their girlfriends Jessica and Katelyn; his mother Margerete March, Riverview ; his father Donald March (Margaret Urquhart) Truro, two brothers, Dave (Catherine) Amherst ; Kevin (Barb) Amherst ; four sisters Barb March Tatamagouche ; Pat (Joe Campbell) Beaverbank ; Karen (Gerry Brisbois) Steve's Mountain ; Jo anne (Marty Babineau) Riverview; Rob will also be sadly missed by Anne's brothers and sisters Terry, Stewart, Marie and Georgie and their partners Maureen, Ruby, Gus and Keith. Rob's nieces and nephews and close friends were also dear to him. Rob spent twenty - two years as a youth care worker where he had the opportunity to parent many children. Marlene, Jacob, Shawn, Marcus and Jamie who were most recently in his care and Tammy and George who grew up in his presence will be saddened by his departure. There were many more children that he cared for deeply but too many to mention. Rob will also be sadly missed by his colleagues at Mullins House.
He had a love for nature and photography that he shared with those close to him. Family and close friends spent many, many days on the sea shore or in the woods exploring nature at its finest. His children and wife strive to be as brave as he was as they learn to live without his physical presence. Spiritually he will always be close by. Rob's family and friends were instrumental in fulfilling his final wish to finish his camp.
Special thanks to Wendy Rhindress, Dr. Carolyn Atkinson, Carol Embree, Martha Underwood, Dr. Halina Bienkowski, Carol Fraser, Linda Ward, the V.O.N. and Marjorie Fisher from Continuing Care who were instrumental in making the last leg of Rob's journey very comfortable. Friends and family members were also a great source of support.
Donations can be made to Palliative Care of Cumberland Regional Health Care Center. Cremation has taken place.
His family will receive visitors at Furlong Jones Funeral Chapel, 68 Church St., Amherst, N.S. (667-8777) from 6pm to 9pm on Thursday, July 31, 2008. Service will be held at Furlong Jones Funeral Chapel on Friday, August 1, 2008 at 11 am.
Dale E. Weatherbee
Dale E. Weatherbee, age 84, of Amherst, passed away at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Center on Tuesday, March 30, 2010.
Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Neil and Ella (Moore) Weatherbee.Dale was employed with the Canadian Military retiring as Sergeant after almost 24 years of service, then worked for Dunlap's Hardware until his retirement. he was a member of the Amherst Legion, the Air Force Club and was very active in the Amherst Curling Club.
He will be sadly missed by his wife Margaret (Johnson), Amherst; children Cheryl Rivard, Montreal, Ross (Elena), Toronto, Randy, Fenlon Falls, ON, and Barbara McGhie, Toronto; 7 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; brother Anson (Cecilia), Salem, NS.
He was predeceased by brothers Dennis and Currie and Sister Patricia Clarke.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS where visiting hours will be held on Saturday, April 3, 2010 from 2 pm until the time of the funeral service. The funeral service will take place at 3 pm, Chaplain Allan Sears officiating. Burial will take place in the Pine Grove cemetery in the spring.
H. Dean Bell
H. Dean Bell,88 years of age, of Amherst, passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at the Northumberland Hall, Amherst, Born in Cape Traverse PEI, he was a son of the late Nathan & Annie (Howatt) Bell.
Dean served over seas with the Air Force during WWII as a Radar Technician. After the war, he worked with the CBC as a Radio Technician ,initially in Sackville, NB and then in Halifax, NS. He was a member of the Lions Club. A life long Mason, he was a member of the Mount Moriah Lodge No 15. Central Bedeque, PEI. as well as a long time member and past president of the Air Force Club (Amherst Branch). He volunteered with the Metro Food Bank in Halifax. His passions were gardening, camping, tinkering in his garage and basement and spending time with family members and friends at home and at the cottage on PEI.
Dean will be sadly missed by his sons, Peter, Gary ( Judy) and David ( Debbie ) all of Amherst; grandsons, Chris (Stephanie), Paul (Brandi); great grandchildren, Derian, Zachery, Mickhail, Daniel.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wives Catherine Howatt, Helen Murphy, daughters, Carol Terrio, her husband Danny Terrio & Nancy Bell.Dean's remains have been cremated under the care of Furlong-Jones Funeral Home, Amherst (667-8777). A graveside service will be held in Cape Traverse July, 2010.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
Edith Marcola "Evelyn" Morris
Edith Marcola "Evelyn" Morris, 99, of Springhill, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at her home.
Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the Late Charles and Alma (Fich) Rasmussen.
Evelyn was an adherent to All Saints Anglican Church, Springhill. She enjoyed playing cards, traveling and time with her family.
She is survived by daughters, Isabel Cruickshank and Eleanor (Hedley) Sutherland, both of Springhill, Dolores (Ronald) MacKay of Fort McLeod, AB; sister, Mildred Berry, Mississauga, Ont.; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her second husband, George Morris and her first husband William McCormick; son, William; brothers, Ivan, Earl and Vernon.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of A. H. Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane Street, Springhill, (902 597 2361). A Graveside Committal Service will be held at a later date in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill.
If so desired, donations to Evelyn's memory may be made to a charity of choice.
James David Murray
James David Murray aged 97 years of High Crest Nursing Home, Springhill, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2010, surrounded by his family in High Crest. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the Late Alexander and Jane (Young) Murray.
He was a member of St. David's Presbyterian Church, Springhill, and Cumberland Lodge # 5, Knights of Pythias. His working years were spent in Coal Mining and at the Atlantic Provinces Resource Centre for the Hearing Handicapped, Amherst.
A family man, he will be sadly missed by his daughter, Heather (Eric) Trenholm, Springhill; brother, Kenneth (Grace), Dartmouth; sister, Alice Guy, Pugwash; two grandchildren, Melanie (Chris) Eldridge, Ottawa and Jamie (Nicole Canton) Trenholm, Amherst; a great grandson, Grayson.
He was predeceased by his wife the former Margaret Beryl Smith; daughter, Marilyn Elaine; brothers, Lloyd, John and Clyde; sister, Susie Light.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of A. H. Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane St., Springhill, (902 597 2361). Visitation will be held from 1 - 2 pm on Monday, January 25, 2010, followed immediately at 2:00 pm by a Memorial Service with The Reverend Elizabeth Davies officiating, both held from the Funeral Home. Burial will take place in Rodney Cemetery, Rodney, at a later date.
If so desired, donations in Jim's memory may be made to St. David's Presbyterian Church, Palliative Care or a charity of the donor's choice.
HUNTER, Leamond — 84, McGee Street, Springhill, passed away suddenly at his residence on Wednesday, February 3, 2010.
Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Stanley and Eva (Howarth) Hunter.
As a young man Leamond served as an aircraft mechanic with the RCAF during the Second World War. He occasionally recalled special and humorous moments while in the air force, but it was obvious he was proud to have been able to serve his country. Later, he spent the majority of his working years as an oceanic cartographer with the Canadian Institute of Surveying and Photogrammetry. During his work as a cartographer, Leamond's notable accomplishments included charting Newfoundland and Labrador when they joined the confederation of Canada along with Baffin Island. He became legendary among his fellow cartographers for his quick tongue and sharp wit, and it earned him the nickname, "Leamond the Demon." An example of why he came to have this title was during a confrontation with a particularly large and imposing supervisor who, while reprimanding Leamond for misspelling his name, remarked that there was no excuse for "spelling my name wrong; it's right there on my door." To which Leamond snapped back, "that's fine, but I didn't have your *%$#@ door in the field with me!"
Leamond will be deeply missed by son, Larry (Susan Belliveau), Collingwood; daughter, Valerie (Danny) Zwicker, Oakfield; brothers Howarth, Toronto, and Herbert, Springhill; sister, Julia (Peck) Lowther, Toronto; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, the former Vera E. McLellan; brothers, John and George. He was also predeceased by special friend, Glenna Russell. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to A. H. Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane St., Springhill, (902-597-2361) from where visitation will be held on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held from the funeral home on Sunday, February 7, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Frank Likely officiating.
Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill, in the spring. If so desired, donations in Leamond's memory may be made to the Lillian Allbon Animal Shelter.
Stephen Stewart Blair
BLAIR, Stephen Stewart, 46, died peacefully on August 4, 2009 in Ottawa, Ontario.
Stephen Stewart Blair was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, on September 10, 1962. He grew up in Northport, the only son of Stewart and Eileen (Blacklock) Blair, and older brother to Janet Brownell (Halifax), Rosalie (Yellowknife) and Sheri Cameron (Tatamagouche).
In 1980, Stephen met Lora Abbott, his “Punkin”, the love of his life and the mother of their two amazing children. Eric, 17, a voracious reader, shares his father’s infectious laugh and his parents’ strong work ethic. Megan, nearly 15, has Stephen’s beautiful blue eyes and his talent for art. Both are testament to Lora’s and Stephen’s unwavering love for their children and each other over the last 29 years.
In 1984, Stephen sought work in the far north, heading to what was then Frobisher Bay, obtaining his journeyman carpenter papers, and building a new life outside of the familiar environment of Northport. It was in the north that his world expanded. He met people from all across Canada, travelled the north, and learned more about himself and what he wanted from his life. He and Lora built their first home in Iqaluit, celebrated the birth of Eric in April 1992, built a business, and formed lifetime friendships.
After the birth of their much-loved boy, Stephen and Lora returned to Nova Scotia for ten years and built their home across from the red sands of the Northumberland Strait. Megan was born in August 1994, a dark-haired, blue-eyed girl who brought great joy to her dad. Stephen worked as a carpenter and furniture maker, always finding time to help those who needed him: hauling wood, building a shed, or enjoying a cold beer at Peacock Beach.
The call of the north and the opportunities available there lured Stephen and Lora back to Iqaluit in late 2003. They re-established old friendships and built new ones, joining other families around bonfires, on warm trips south, and at home. Home was where Stephen was happiest, surrounded by the people he loved. Stephen had very simple needs: his beloved family, including Jessie, Sadie and Bootsie; the company of friends, a good yarn, and laughter.
Stephen was larger – and louder – than life. His boisterous presence was felt the moment he entered a room, and those around him never failed to respond to his enthusiasm and love for life. His laugh was legendary. It came from his gut, and it was the essence of Stephen Blair – loud, uninhibited, with more than a hint of the fun to come.
Stephen and Lora built NuNorth Construction into a successful business over the last 5 years. Stephen worked hard and took pride in his work, and had a reputation as the builder to go to for quality work and superior craftsmanship.
Stephen’s last project was the home he was building for his family, overlooking Frobisher Bay. His death came suddenly and unexpectedly; his loss is immeasurable. He leaves behind his wife Lora; their children, Eric and Megan; his parents, sisters, Lora’s family, and cherished friends. He will forever be remembered for his ability to love deeply and openly, and to demonstrate that love to everyone who crossed his path.
Stephen’s generous spirit will live on in those who benefited from his decision to become an organ donor.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted into the care of the Furlong Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst (902-667-8777) with visitation Monday, August 10, 2009 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral service will be held at Trinity St. Stephen's United Church, Amherst on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 2 pm, reception to follow. Burial to take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Stephen’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, or to a charity of your choice.