C. Carl Hape
Carl Hape, age 74, of Fort Lawrence, passed away at the All Saints Hospital, Springhill, on Saturday, July 23, 2011.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, the former Joan King, Fort Lawrence.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst (902-667-8777). A private graveside service will be held at a later date in the Riverside Cemetery, Tidnish Bridge, NS.
Glenn Adams, age 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the Sackville Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, July 26, 2011. Born in Montreal, he was a son of the Late Bruce and Winnifred (Tucker) Adams.
Glenn has intertwined two professions for a lifetime. A graduate of McGill University (B.Sc. 1949, Ph.D. 1953), he worked initially in the aircraft industry and also began painting. During an art workshop in 1960 and a year's study at Mount Allison in 1962 - 63 he was deeply influenced by Alex Colville and Lawren P. Harris. Engineering precision is visible in the meticulous attention to colour and detail that typifies his work.
Since moving permanently to Sackville in 1974, he has been an active supporter of the Sackville Art Association and of Struts Gallery and Faucet Media Arts Centre. Farther afield he has exhibited in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, New York and other centres. His work is included in the permanent holdings of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Owens Art Gallery, the Beaverbrook Gallery, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Canada Council Art Bank.
He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Adams nee Gillingham, his son Mark (Emily) Adams and grandchildren, Clara and Peter Adams, of Ottawa, ON.
Cremation has taken place under the care and supervision of Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge St. Sackville, NB (364-1300). As per Glenn's request, there will be no visitation or memorial service. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Glenn may do so to the Owen's Art Gallery or the Struts Art Gallery.
Leo P. Riley
The death of Leo Riley, age 90, of Springhill, occurred at the Highcrest Nursing Home on Friday, July 29, 2011.
Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late George and Mary-Jane (McManaman) Riley.
A veteran of World War II he served in the Canadian Army in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France and Holland with the First Canadian Survey Regiment. After the war he worked at various occupations in the Springhill area. A generous good hearted man who was an avid historian, he enjoyed people. He was an avid gardener.
The last surviving member of his immediate family he will be sadly missed by nieces and nephews
He was predeceased by brothers and sisters, John, Mike, George, Florence and Mary.
Leo's remains have been cremated under the direction of the A.H. Brown Funeral Service, Springhill (597-2361), from where a memorial mass will be held on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 2 pm. Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1 pm until the time of service.
Harvey E Goodwin
The death of Harvey Earl Goodwin, 68, of West Amherst, occurred at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Friday, July 29, 2011. Harvey was a son of the late Chesley Goodwin of Port Elgin and Florence (nee Coulson) Goodwin, currently of West Amherst.
He was a member of the Salvation Army and a past member of the Kinsmen Club. Harvey was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping. He was a loving son, father, grandfather, brother and great-grandfather.
Harvey is survived by his mother, Florence of West Amherst; a sister, Edith (Jack) Taylor, of Fenwick; two daughters Kimberly Upshaw of Truro, Tammy Goodwin, of Amherst; two sons, Stephen (Sara) of Amherst, and Ricky (Virginia) of West Amherst; his good friend and former wife, Sylvia Goodwin, of Amherst; thirteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides his father, Harvey was predeceased by a son-in-law, Herbert Upshaw.
Arrangements have been entrusted into the care and supervision of Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church Street, Amherst (667-8777) from where visitation will be held 7-9 pm on Tuesday, August 2, 2011. A funeral service will be held from the funeral home at 2 pm on Wednesday, August 3, 2011. The Salvation Army officers will be officiating. Following the service, burial will take place in the Amherst Cemetery.
Timothy Norman "Timmy" Kavalak
Timothy Norman "Timmy" Kavalak, age 44, of Springhill, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, August 1, 2011
Born in Springhill, NS, he was a son of the late Norman and Julia (Lowthers) Kavalak.
He is survived by uncle Tommy (Judy) Kavalak, Springhill, aunt Audrey (Dale) MacLeod, Bible Hill, NS, step-mother Faye Kavalak.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the A H Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, NS. At Timmy's request cremation has taken place, there will be no service, and his ashes will be interred in the St. Croix Cemetery, St. Croix, NS.
Norma M. Richard
Norma Marjorie Richard, 79, of Springhill Junction, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2011 in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre.
Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late John and Mabel (White) Meekins.
Norma was a dedicated member of the St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, where she sang in the choir, and participated in the CWL. Her life revolved around her family, and she loved spending time with her grandchildren.
She will be sadly missed by her husband Joseph Richard, Springhill Junction; daughter, Nora St. Peter, Kemptville, ON; son, Joseph, Amherst; 6 grandchildren, Christopher, Daniel, Steven, Dustin, Sarah and David and great grandchildren; sister Mary (Jack) Rowett, Springhill Junction.
She was predeceased by a son David; brothers, Jimmy and Jack; sisters Dorothy Porter, Thelma Pyke, and Doreen Putnam.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to A. H. Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane Street, Springhill, (902 597 2361) where visitation will be held on Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 2 pm, Father David MacDonald officiating at the St. John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Springhill. Burial will follow in the North Street Catholic Cemetery, Springhill.
Those wishing to make a donation in Norma's memory may do so to the charity of their choice.
Geneva Elizabeth Goodwin
The death of Geneva Elizabeth Goodwin, 83, of Sackville and formerly of Baie Verte and Oshawa, ON, occurred peacefully on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at the Sackville Memorial Hospital. Born in Baie Verte, Geneva was a daughter of the late William and Dana Goodwin.
Geneva had worked in Oshawa, ON for nearly twenty-four years before returning home and becoming an employee with Northern Telecom in Amherst for over eighteen years until her retirement in 1992. She was a talented guitar player and had a personal fondness for all animals. Geneva was close with her mother and the two of them had enjoyed camping and taking long country drives together.
She is the last remaining member of her immediate family. At her bedside on Sunday, she was surrounded by her special friend, Karen Wells and Karen's family with whom she has resided for the past seven years. She is also survived by her long time friend Louise Dobson as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Geneva was predeceased by a sister Sybilla and brother Everet
Geneva's arrangements have been entrusted into the care and supervision of Jones Funeral Home, Port Elgin, NB (538-2241). A funeral service will be held from the funeral home at 2 pm on Thursday, August, 11, 2011. Visitation for Geneva will be held from 1 pm until the time of the funeral. Father Allison Carrol officiating. Burial will follow in the Baie Verte Cemetery.
Donations in Geneva's memory can be made to the SPCA or a charity of the donor's choice.
Lois Jean Calder Spence
Lois Jean Spence - With broken hearts we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Lois Jean (McLeod) Calder Spence on Tuesday, August 9, 2011, in All Saints Hospital, Springhill, after a brief illness. Her courage and determination to stay with her family and her enduring love, was an inspiration to us all. She was first and foremost a mother and her legacy of love and caring will never be forgotten.
Mom had many careers, the most important was a mother. She was a hairdresser, a PCW at High Crest Nursing Home and did everything from retail sales to running a home bakery. She was most famous for her cooking and baking including birthday and wedding cakes that many family members and friends treasured. She was a member of Springhill Baptist Church and her strong faith sustained her throughout many difficult times. Her love of God and belief in the hereafter helped her face the end with grace and dignity. She was also a member of Friday Friends Card Club and Sunday Night Bowling League and she loved to play bingo. Mom was always first to volunteer in many worthy causes and along with Bob could be seen at most functions. Her energy and enthusiasm and her great love of people shone in her daily life. Her heart and love knew no bounds and she was a natural caregiver for many extended family over the years. She was our angel and although we miss her, we know she is in a better place and will always be watching over those she loves. She is safe in God's hands.
She is survived by four daughters, Charlene (Ken) MacCallum, Truro, Sandra (David) Siddall, Brule Point, NS, Doll (Jack) MacDonald and Karen (Rod) Bryan both of Springhill; three sons, Murray (Dawn) Calder, Quispamsis, NB, Douglas (Marlene) Calder, Fenwick and Bill (Anne Arseneau) Calder, Springhill; twenty one grandchildren and twenty nine great grandchildren; sisters, Joyce Canning and Marilyn (Ian) Fancey both of Springhill; several nieces and nephews including special niece Wendy (Keith) O'Brien, South Brook, NS, who was wonderful to Mom. She is also survived by five step-children, Monica (Wayne) Miller and Hannah (Peter) MacDonald both of Halifax, Angela Warham and Jean (Doug) Schiefer both of Springhill and Robert (Debbie) Spence of Thunder Bay, Ontario and their families, who Mom loved as her own. She was very proud of having twelve children and was never happier than when her house was full of family and laughter.
She was predeceased by her parents, Murray and Mildred (Clark) McLeod and husbands, Irvin Charles Calder and Robert Alexander Spence.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to A. H. Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane Street, Springhill, (902 597 2361) where visitation will be held from 7 to 9 pm Thursday, August 11, 2011 and from 1:00 pm until the time of the Funeral Service held at 2:00 pm Friday, August 12, 2011 in the Springhill Baptist Church, 47 Church Street, Springhill, with The Reverend Ken Thompson officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill.
Thanks to all the staff on 2nd Floor and Palliative Care Staff of All Saints Hospital, Springhill; Dr. Fasharonti and Dr. Kadir and Dr. MacDonald of Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Nappan, and all those who supported Mom through her illness.
If so desired donations may be made to The Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre; Springhill Baptist Church or the Nova Scotia Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.
The death of Charles Clark, 89, of Springhill, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at All Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born in Springhill on May 27, 1922, he was a son of the Late Thomas and Margaret (Storey) Clark.
Charles served in the Canadian Armed Forces with the West Novies from 1942 - 1946 then returned home to work in the coal mines until 1958. He had worked at various jobs including the Surrette Battery Factory, the Carpet Mill, The Town Of Springhill and various jobs.
He particularly enjoyed playing 45's, fishing, hunting and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He looked forward to his trips to Cape Breton, Cameron Beach and to the lake fishing.
He will be sadly missed by three daughters, Linda (Robert) MacLeod, Beaverbank, Eileen (Sid) Glennie, Springhill and Joan Van Schaick, Big Bras D'Or; two sons, William (Sherry) Light, Beaverbank and Robert (Janet) Light of Middle Sackville, NS; as well as the great love of his life, his ten grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.
Besides his parents, Charles was predeceased by his wife Ida Belle Perrin/Light; son-in-law Casey Van Schaick; brothers, Harold, George, Garnet and infant brother Robert; and a sister, Ruth.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to A. H. Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane Street, Springhill, (902-597-2361) where visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Thursday, August 11, 2011. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 11 am on Friday, August 12, 2011. Burial to follow in the Hillside Cemetery. A Legion Memorial Service will be held at the funeral home at 7pm on Thursday.
Donations can be made to a charity of one's choice.