With sadness the family of Elizabeth Eleanor Shatford , age 90, of Amherst and formerly of Halifax, announce her peaceful passing at the Northumberland Hall, Amherst, on Saturday March 6th,2010.
Born, August 10, 1919 in Charlottetown, P.E.I. she was the daughter of Robert Douglas Lindsay and Emily Eleanor (Wickwire) Bligh of Kentville, NS. She spent her youth with her family and younger sister Barbara (Ganong) in Kentville . She attended Dalhousie University graduating with a B.Sc ( Biology ) in 1941. After graduation she worked at Imperial Oil in Dartmouth as a lab technician where she met and married her husband Ralph Grant Shatford. From there they moved to Calgary in 1948 where they had their first son Douglas(1949) and then in 1952 to Sarnia, Ontario where second son James (1955) was born. In 1965, Toronto was the next stop until the move to Sydney Nova Scotia in 1967 . Her husband Grant died in the fall of 1968 and she returned to Toronto. She enrolled at the University of Toronto in the Fine Arts program and started her artistic career in earnest. In 1972, she attended a summer long course of instruction with faculty members of University of Toronto in Nice, France. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from U of T in 1974. She explored many mediums including printmaking, painting in acrylics, oils, watercolors and sculpture .
In 1974 she moved to Halifax and attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1975. She continued to paint and teach art and painting to a number of private students. She was the curator of the Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery’s Slide Registry of Nova Scotia Woman Artists. In 1985 her works were put on display at the Mount Gallery as a solo exhibition entitled “Doric Column/ works by Elizabeth Shatford”.
Betty was active in the Antiquarian Society (Halifax) and regularly presented papers on art , architecture and history. She became an avid traveller and went on excursions to New York, London, Ireland, Paris and Russia to visit galleries, museums and attend the theatre. She had a particular fascination with the Bloomsberry Group of artists, writers and academics and was a voracious reader of every volume written about the group.
In 2003, she moved to Centennial Villa in Amherst where she enjoyed in her later years being close to her Amherst family. She was also a sun worshipper. On a sunny warm day you could always find her in her favourite chair on the porch or deck basking in the warmth for hours at a time. She was able to be with her family for all the Christmas and other holiday celebrations and to have visits from her sister Barbara and her son James and their families . She would always attend the theatrical performances, band concerts and all graduation ceremonies for all her grandchildren. In August 2009 family and friends gathered in Amherst to celebrate her 90th birthday. She recently moved to the Northumberland Hall where she impressed everyone with her painting skills. She was happy to be home again.
She will be sadly missed by her sons Douglas Bligh( Heather ) , Amherst, N.S .and James Grant(Clare Almack) , Vancouver,B.C. , sister Barbara Alice(King) Ganong of Vancouver B.C.; grandchildren Julia Alice,(Toronto, Ont.) ,Rebecca Marion,(Moscow, Russia) Laura Elizabeth,(Earltown) and William Grant Shatford (Halifax) and niece and nephews Jane Elizabeth Hicks ,(Vancouver,B.C.), David Bligh Ganong ,(Victoria,B.C.), Bruce Lindsey Ganong ,B.C., (San Francisco, Calif.)
Elizabeth’s remains have been entrusted into the care of Furlong Jones Funeral home Amherst to be cremated and then to be interred at the Oak cemetery in Kentville , Nova Scotia . Funeral and family memorial service will be held Christ Church in Amherst on April 10th, 2010 at 11 a.m.
Bradford "Brad" Daniel Hutchinson
Hutchinson, Bradford Daniel: Brad Hutchinson's life began in Sydney, on May 7, 1962, and ended suddenly in a physical sense on March 27, 2010, but he is ever alive in the thoughts of his family and his wide circle of friends.
Brad is one of those rare individuals who never met anyone he did not like or treat with respect, and in turn everyone who knew him was taken by his unfailing charity and warmth. he reserved his deepest affection for his sister Jane and her husband Colin from Houston Texas, his mother Joyce, and his father Ronald who predeceased him, and his adopted family Burt and Peter Coutts from Halifax. Brad spent his formative years in Amherst, graduating in 1980 from Amherst Regional High School. He received his Bachelor of Commerce at Acadia University in 1984. He received his first lessons in finance from his beloved mother Joyce while seated around the kitchen table, and her sudden death was a tragic moment in Brad's life that deeply wounded Brad, but with unflagging courage he struggled to overcome his devastation, and eventually did shortly before his death. After university, he received his Security Certification and spent his early career developing his craft with several financial firms in the Halifax area and most recently served as a Financial Advisor for the Bank of Montreal, Lunenburg Co. Brad was a natural athlete and good at any sport he embraced, but he really excelled in golfing, wind surfing and sailing which took him across the globe in the company of his many dear friends. His most recent passion was fly fishing, which he enjoyed alone or with friends on the rivers of Nova Scotia. Brad had many other passions and talents including refinishing antiques, working on old Volvos or just plain tinkering around the garage and shed with his long-time friend Peter Coutts. Brad spent each Christmas with his sister Jane and Colin in Houston, Texas basking in the sun, playing golf, and briefly enjoying the serenity of family life. However, his greatest achievement was nurturing the love of his family and friends, who will miss him but not forget him.
His remains have been cremated, and a memorial service will be held at a later date under the care and supervision of Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice, and may be arranged by contacting the funeral home.
Lottie Walsh, 74, passed away suddenly at her home in Amherst on Wednesday, March 31, 2010.
Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Solomon and Anne (Cousins) Jewer.
She will be sadly missed by her daughter Anne (Cheryl Brown) Walsh, Southampton, son Brian (Olga), Ontario; 5 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter; several siblings.
She was predeceased by her husband John "Jack" and several siblings.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777) where visiting hours will take place on Monday from 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will take place from the funeral home on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 11 am. Burial will take place at St. Charles - Nativity Cemetery in the spring.
Those wishing to make a donation in Lottie's memory may do so to the Heart Fund, or the Cancer Society.
Marion Edith Patterson
Marion Edith Patterson of Sackville, passed away peacefully at the Drew Nursing Home on Sunday, February 21, 2010, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Winnipeg, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Violet (Hunt) Patterson. She was predeceased by her husband, John Robert. She is survived by her five children John (Julie) of Vancouver, Marilyn (Ernie) St. Pierre of Kelowna, Derek (Carolyn) of Victoria, Karen (Scott) Farrell of Halifax, and Heather (Bill Evans) of Sackville. She was very proud of her 13 grandchildren and 5 great children.
Marion had a life long love affair with cooking and devoted much of her time to collecting recipes and cookbooks. Everyone who knew her as a younger woman benefited from her skills.
The whole family is grateful to Marion’s dear friend and caregiver, Vangie LeBlanc, and Dr. Popma for their many kindnesses over the years of Marion’s illness.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge St., Sackville (506-364-1300). Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or services. Donations to the Lung Association would be welcomed.
Lorna Bernadette "Bernie" Pye
L Bernadette "Bernie" Pye 55 years of Pine Street, Springhill, passed away suddenly surrounded by her loved ones on Thursday, March 4, 2010.Cremation has taken place under the direction of A. H. Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane Street, Springhill. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill, at a later date.
If so desired, donations in Bernie's memory may be made to the IWK Hospital, Halifax.
Milton "Milt" Slauson
Milton "Milt" H Slauson, age 83, of Amherst, passed away peacefully at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, on Friday, April 16, 2010.
Born in Roxbury, NY, he was a son of the late Orley and Effie (Morse) Slauson.
Milt enjoyed the outdoors, camping, his travel trailer and was an avid skier in his younger years. Near retirement, he fell in love with the game of golf and relished his time on the course with his fellow golfers, who knew him as the "Golf Doc". In the winter months, when his golf clubs were put away, he spent much of his time at the rink, videotaping the Rambler's games and helping with other volunteer positions.
He will be sadly missed by his wife Charis (Stahl), of Amherst; his children, Barbara (Len) MacDonald, Antigonish, NS and Janice (Steven) Gile, Cobleskill, NY, his grandchildren whom he loved dearly and cherished to their fullest, Ryan and Jonathan MacDonald, Michelle Gaida, Jennifer Adair and Mark Gile; 8 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a son Alan.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst (902-667-8777). Cremation has taken place with no service according to his wishes.
Those wishing to make a donation in MIlt's memory may do so to the Canadian Diabetic Association.
Dayna Allison Glenna Daly
The death of Dayna Daly, 38, of Jackson's Point, NS, occurred unexpectedly at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax on Thursday, April 8, 2010. Born in Moncton, Dayna was the daughter of Richard (Cathy) Daly of Shediac, and Wendy (nee Allen) (Carman Penny) Daly of Murray Harbor, PEI.
Dayna was a graduate of Truro Teacher's College and worked for York Street Daycare for ten years. Dayna's pleasing personality touched many hearts, and she was always happy in her own heart up until the end. She enjoyed caring for her cats, and partner George and always loved children. She particularly loved her many walks on the beach at Jackson's Point where she had many friends.
Dayna will be sadly missed by her mother, Wendy (Carman Penny) Daly; her father Richard (Cathy) Daly; her common-law husband George Brown; a brother, Martin of Moncton; many special aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Dayna was predeceased by her paternal and maternal grandparents.
Dayna's remains have been cremated under the care and supervision of Jones Funeral Home, 3 West Main St, Port Elgin (538-2241). A memorial service for Dayna will be held at the funeral home at 2 pm on Saturday, April 24, 2010. William Drysdale DLM officiating. Donations in Dayna's memory can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 3rd Floor ICE of the VG Hospital, or a charity of one's choice.
The death of Bryce Benjamin, age 19, occurred suddenly at his home on Saturday, April 24, 2010.
Born in Amherst, he was a son of Stephen and Melanie (Graves) Benjamin.
Bryce was a first year student at Memorial University, studying Marine Engineering. He graduated from Amherst High School in 2009 with honors, he enjoyed sports and physical fitness holding a red belt in Tae Kwon Do. He was a man who liked to do things with his hands. He loved all things mechanical.
Bryce will be deeply missed by his parents, a sister, Shannon, at home; paternal grandparents, William and Johanna Benjamin, Amherst; maternal grandmother, Lillian Graves, Oxford; uncle David and Aunt Coralee Graves, Oxford and cousins Matthew and Jordan and a special buddy Lucas Gagnon, Amherst
Bryce's remains have been entrusted into the care of the Furlong Jones Funeral Home, Amherst, from where a funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 11 am. Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Burial in the Amherst Cemetery. Donations to a charity of the donor's choice gratefully accepted.
Bruce A. Davidson
Bruce A Davidson, age 55, of Tidnish Bridge, passed away peacefully at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Center on Saturday, May 1, 2010, while surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Amherst he was a son of Beulah (Laing) Davidson and the late Sherman Davidson.
Bruce was an avid outdoorsman, and loved to fish. His dog Ping was always by his side. He had a special spot for his friend Tommy Dawson Jr. Bruce always enjoyed having a good time and being with family and friends.
In addition to his mother Beulah Davidson, he will be dearly missed by his daughter Tara (Keith) Deschamps, Ontario; 3 grandchildren, step-daughter Cathy; step grandchildren; 1 sister Trudy (John) Weir; 3 brothers Gary (Dodie), Greg (Winnie), Rollie, all of Tidnish Bridge; several aunts, uncle, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father Sherman and sister Lorena Connick.
Cremation has taken place under the care of Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St, Amherst, NS (902-667-8777). A committal service will be held in the Riverside Cemetery, Tidnish Bridge on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 2 pm, all are welcome to attend.
Those wishing to make a donation in his memory may do so to the Cumberland Regional Health Care Foundation.