Mr. Purdy A. "Mannie" Lewis
Purdy Austin “Mannie” Lewis … 70, of West Berwick, passed away suddenly, Monday, July 7, 2008 at home. Born in Grafton, Kings County, he was a son of Lois (Brown), Dempsey Corner and the late Lloyd Lewis. He was a graduate of Berwick High School and in 1962 married his wife and best friend, Annette. They settled in Weston and together operated a large mixed farming operation for many years. In 1994 they moved to West Berwick, where they continued in farming. Mannie was a member of both the Kings County and Nova Scotia Federations of Agriculture and was a former director of both the Grain Marketing Board and the Berwick Arena. Mannie and Annette were both members of C.A.P.S. (Companion Animal Protection Society) from where they adopted their faithful cat, Maggie May. He was an avid sports enthusiast who enjoyed playing ball and hockey and was especially fond of snowmobiling, having hosted numerous races, raising funds for trail maintenance. He had a great sense of humour and a quick wit and enjoyed his daily social hour with his friends at Tim Horton’s. He is survived by his wife, the former Annette Huntley; two sisters, Jean (Cyril) Huntley, South Berwick; Betty Ann (James) Sparks, Hanwell, New Brunswick; two brothers, David, Ukraine; Michael, Donnellans Brook; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother and father-in-law, Cecil and Marie Huntley, who he thought dearly of. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2008 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2008, Reverend Leon Langille officiating. Burial will take place in the Berwick Cemetery. Flowers will be gratefully accepted or donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. On-line inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
Mr. John Andersen
Please note: Due to the inclement weather, the funeral service for Mr. Andersen has been rescheduled to 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 24, 2008 in the Kentville Baptist Church.
John Axel Andersen … 75, of New Minas, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2008 in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Windsor on September 9, 1933, he was a son of the late Hans and Clara Andersen. He is survived by his wife, Joy (Boudreau) Andersen; a sister, Ellen (Karl) Pedersen, Mississauga, Ontario; three children, Diane Schofield, New Minas; Alan (Sandra) Andersen, North Alton and Richard “Jim” (Krista) Andersen, Kentville; stepsons, David and Adam Wilson, Toronto; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Grace Marie (Stark) Andersen. During his life, he followed several careers. At the age of 13, he signed on a merchant ship which sailed the east coast. Following a short period at sea, he returned to school to upgrade his education. In 1952, he joined the RCAF and served for a period of eight years. He then became involved in several occupations and in 1963 accepted a position with the South Shore Credit Bureau in Bridgewater. The following year he opened and managed the South Shore Credit Bureau in Yarmouth and in 1967 was promoted as Manager of the Credit Bureau of Kentville Ltd. In 1986 he accepted the position of Western Zone Controller of the Emergency Measures Organization where he remained until his retirement in 1998. He was a member of the Kentville Baptist Church, as well as a number of other organizations. He was an avid amateur radio operator, and one of the founding members of the Kings County Amateur Club. He served a term as President of the Associated Credit Bureaus of the Atlantic Provinces. He was a member of Scotia Masonic Lodge, served as master of Horton Lodge No. 132, High Priest of Cornwallis Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, Presiding Preceptor of Mount Zion Preceptory and was a member of Adronirum Council. He had held Life Memberships in many of these organizations. In his spare time, he formed a company, DARA Services Ltd. which was quite involved in developing subdivisions, operating and repairing heavy equipment and built many houses and cottages in the area. John also formerly owned and operated the Annapolis River Campground. He was also an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and curling. He spent most of his later years building models of ships and aircraft and spent many hours in his shop wood crafting. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, November 21, 2008 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 22, 2008 in the Kentville Baptist Church, Reverend John McNally officiating. Burial will take place in the Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings County. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
Mrs. Margaret Mitchell
Margaret Beatrice Mitchell - 78, of Kingston, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at home. Born in Kentville, she was a daughter of the late James and Beatrice May (Power) Swinamer. She enjoyed her stories, sitting outside with her friends, and Tim Horton’s coffee. She is survived by three daughters, Deanna Buckley, Moncton; Betty (Blair) Barry, Spryfield; Margaret (Darren) Hennessey, Kingston; three sons, Jack (Gail) Buckley and William (Rhonda) Mitchell, both of Spryfield; Timothy (Kathy) Mitchell, Coldbrook; 15 grandchildren, Darrell, Michael, Tanya, George, Blair Jr., Susan, Jesse-Ann, Jamie, Jason, Donna, Kelly, Christopher, Dennis, Holly and Robyn; 20 great grandchildren, Shannon, Ryan, Danielle, Justin, Gracie, Braden, Kevin, Shawn, Jessica, Matthew, Zachary, Kaylen, Jayden, Christine, Anthony, Marguerita, Zoey, Jamie-Lee, Nate and Mariah; three great great grandchildren, Amy, Sarah and Cheyenne. She was predeceased by her husband, George Mitchell; a son, Gary “Bubby” Buckley; a sister, Jessie Callahan; three brothers, Leslie, Reginald and James. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville and there will be no visitation, by family request. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 24, 2008 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. Burial will take place in the Kingston United Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
Mrs. Alice Porter
Alice Irene Porter – 98, of Canning, passed away, surrounded by her family, Wednesday, November 19, 2008 in Evergreen Home for Special Care, Kentville. Born on March 22, 1910 in Greenwich, Kings County, she was the eldest daughter of the late Archibald and Frances (Harvey) Hatchard. She was a member of the Canning United Baptist Church for over 50 years and a life member of the Women’s Missionary Society. She graduated from Normal College in Truro in 1931 with a Teaching Diploma. She upgraded her teaching license in the early 1960’s, attaining a Level 5 Certificate. Teaching and family were her life. She taught in various schools in Kings County for 29 years. Alice was predeceased by her husband, Clyde Randolph Porter; her son, Clyde Randall Porter; sisters, Eileen (Hatchard) Cohoon and Madeline Hatchard; brothers, George Hatchard, Clark Hatchard and Harry Hatchard; a son-in-law, Vaughn Beal. She is survived by a daughter, Janet Beal, Brantford, Ontario; a son, Terry (Gloria) Porter, Canning; brothers, Leon (Florence) Hatchard, Moncton; Ira (Joyce) Yakima, Washington, USA; daughter-in-law, Emeline Porter, New Minas; grandchildren, Greg (Chris) Beal, Gary (Kelly) Beal, Carol Lee (Gordon) Elliot, Shelley Porter, Lori (Rob) Porter-Sherrard, Lisa (Cory) Porter-Dowd, Jody (Wendy) Porter and Vicki (Amanda) Porter; great grandchildren, Cameron Elliot, Alex Porter-Muntz, Laura Porter-Muntz, Jamie Porter-Sherrard, Owen Porter-Sherrard, Alexa Porter-Dowd, Kalle Porter, Dylan Porter, Michael Beal, David Beal and Tyler Beal. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, November 23, 2008 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 24, 2008 in the Canning United Baptist Church, Reverend Murray Shaw and Reverend Phil Locke officiating. A private family burial will take place in the Jaw Bone Corner Cemetery, Canard. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Canning United Baptist Church, the Canadian Cancer Society, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
Mrs. Marion Frail
Marion Agnes Frail … 88, of Centreville, Kings County, passed away Monday, January 26, 2009 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in South Ohio, Yarmouth County, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Martha (Vickery) Moses. She was a graduate of Yarmouth High School and Business College. During the Second World War, she moved to Halifax and worked with Eastern Air Command where she became the head of the Secret Documents Department. Following the war, she married her husband, George. Marion's life with George took her to Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia where she created loving homes for their family. She enjoyed curling and playing bridge and joined these groups in all her home communities. Together they retired to Centreville, where she became an active member of the Centreville Baptist Church and a founding member of the Women’s Missionary Society. She devoted her life to her family and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, George; three daughters, Patricia Maxwell, Toronto; Eleanor (Arnold) Melanson, Truro; Pamela Frail (Brian Steeves), Lakeville; a son, Mark (Gini), Falmouth; two sisters, Audrey Faulkner and Joan (Edward) Hnyda, both of Penticton, British Columbia; two brothers, Robert (Phyllis) and John (Dona), both of Penticton; eight grandchildren, Tiffany, Andrea, Nadine, Kimberly, Zachary, Martha, Naomi and Hannah; four great grandchildren, Nicholas, Grayson, Jason and T.J.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by an infant brother, Edward; three brothers, Guy, Alex and Darrell; a great granddaughter, Jenica Saulnier. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, 2009 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 29, 2009, in the Centreville Baptist Church, Reverend Marc Potvin officiating. Burial will take place in the Lakeview Cemetery, Lakeville. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Centreville Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.