We are sad to announce the death of Janice Shirley Hunter, age 72, of Springhill, NS.
Janice passed away peacefully at the All Saints Hospital in Springhill on Sunday, August 28, 2011 surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late John and Willa (Tozier) Nelson.
Janice was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She spent her life caring for her family and friends. Over the years she worked as janitor at the United and the Presbyterian churches, and at the old Recreation Center. In recent years she loved going to Tim Hortonís and visiting her friends.
She will be dearly missed by her children Wanda Parsons, Sackville, NB, John Parsons, Mary Parsons, Shirley Hunter, Melissa Hunter (Chris Chapman), all of Springhill; grandchildren Kevin, Lisa, Star, Stacy, and Kayden; great-grandchildren, Jess, Amanda, Samuel, and Jeremy; sisters Doris McCormick and Anna St. Croix, several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Hance "Dan" Hunter, infant sister Suzanna Nelson, and sister Jesse Wilson; brother Sidney.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the A H Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane St., Springhill, NS (902-597-2361) where visiting hours will take place on Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm. The funeral will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 2 pm, Rev. Glenn Eason officiating. Burial will follow in the Hillside Cemetery, Springhill.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the Palliative Care Unit, the doctors and nurses of All Saints Hospital especially Tabatha Embree and Kathy Fisher, as well as all other friends and family who helped out during a difficult time.
Those wishing to make a donation in Janiceís memory may do so to the All Saints Anglican Church, the Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.
Beverly "Bev" White
Beverly "Bev" White, age 70, of Springhill passed away peacefully at the All Saints Hospital, Springhill on Sunday, August 28, 2011 surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the Late Everett and Eunice (Thompson) Brown.
She was a long time volunteer for the Kidney Foundation, a member of the Red Hat Society. She loved to shop and to play cards with her Friday Afternoon Friends. Summer time meant wonderful days spent at the cottage with family and friends. A wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, she always enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren.
She will be dearly missed by her husband Eugene "Farmer", Springhill, son Darrell, Springhill; daughter Dana White, Springhill; 3 grandsons, Nicholas, Brendan and Brayden; 2 brothers Darrell (Joyce), Miramichi and Jimmy (Bessie), Sydney Mines, Cape Breton; sister Lila (Victor) Wagner, Lunenburg, several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sister Glenda Pashkoski and brother Merlin, and infant sister Lois and infant brother Charles.Arrangements have been entrustd to the A H Brown Funeral Service, 5 McFarlane St., Springhill (902-597-2361) where visiting hours will take place on Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm and on Thursday from 9:30 am until time to process to the church for the funeral. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 11 am, Father David MacDonald officiating. Cremation will take place following the funeral and a graveside committal will take place at a later date.
Those wishing to make a donation in Bev's memory may do so to the Kidney Foundation, the Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.
Clair Wilfred Melanson
RIVER HEBERT Ė We are sad to announce the death of Clair Wilfred Melanson (Pooch), 87, of River Hebert, NS. After a lengthy stay at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst, NS, Clair passed away peacefully on September 2, 2011.
Born in River Hebert, NS, on April 23, 1924, he was the son of the late Leo and Beatrice (Como) Melanson.
Clair was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He spent his early years working as a truck driver for Albert Arseneau and at various coal mines in the area before going to work at the Cochrane Mine, which later became the River Hebert Coal Company, where he worked underground, on the bank-head and then as a hoist operator. He was employed there until the mine officially closed, 1980. He was one of the first members of the River Hebert Volunteer Fire Department and member of the Holy Name, St. Paul The Apostle Roman Catholic Church, River Hebert. He thoroughly enjoyed listening to and playing music with his friends, as well as a good game of Auction 45s, and cherished his time with his wife, family and extended family.
He was pre-deceased by his wife Marion (Richard), son Roddie, sisters Eileen and Helen, and brothers Ivan, Eugene and Basil.
He is survived by his children Billy, (Patsy), Kamloops; Reggie (Irene), Amherst; Peter (Theresa), Maccan; Johnny (Trudy), Advocate Harbour; Theresa (Junior), Moncton; and Albertine, Moncton. He is also survived by brothers Dara and Jude and a sister Lorraine. He will be greatly missed by 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
His remains are resting at Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, Main St., River Hebert, NS, (902) 251-2877. Visitation will take place on Monday, September 5, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will take place on Tuesday, September 6, 11:00 a.m. at the Saint Paul The Apostle Roman Catholic Church, River Hebert. Father David MacDonald officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Dennis Cemetery, Minudie.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Jozef Zaremba and all of the nurses and staff at the CRHCC for their support and compassion throughout his stay. The family would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Wanda Fullerton who provided him with many a good smile and chuckle over the past five years.
Donations in Clairís memory may be made to the Canadian Red Cross Society or the charity of your choice.
Peter Bueckert died peacefully at his home in Sackville, NB during the morning of September 5, 2011. He was 82 years old. He is survived by his wife Barbara, his daughter Dorothy (Dodie) Perkin and her husband John, his son Robert and his wife Donna, and the joys of his later life, his grandchildren Wray, Joanna, Owen and Logan. His brother Hank and his sisters Sue and Agnes, and numerous nieces and nephews also mourn his passing. He was preceded in death by his brothers Carl and Frank.
Peter did a lot of different things during his life, but ultimately his call to ministry in the Canadian Baptist denomination was where he found his niche. He was a sincere and caring pastor, serving inner city, country and city congregations from Quebec to British Columbia. He continued to be involved in church leadership as long as he was able during his retirement. He loved the outdoors, and participated passionately in camping ministries in western Canada. Peter genuinely loved every person in his congregations, no matter how unlovely they were to others. He worked hard to create a sense of community in his churches and in his life, welcoming people into his office, his home and his life.
One of the greatest sources of joy for Peter was children. As a father and grandfather, he was always quiet and patient. He always had time for children, his own as well as others, no matter what else he had to do. He loved his grandchildren and relished watching them grow and develop. One of the enduring images of Peter is of him flying down the ice playing shinny with a pack of kids skating madly behind him. If there was a choice between discussions with adults or hanging out with kids, Peter always chose the kids.
Peter lovingly created beautifully finished furniture for his family, and designed and built two homes with his own hands. He saw beauty where others didnít, in objects and in people. He was a gentle, kind man, shaped by poverty and simple living during his childhood, and by his Mennonite heritage of non-violence which influenced how he interacted with other people. He genuinely lived his Christian faith, never asking for much, but always giving a great deal.
Cremation has taken place under the care and supervision of Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge St, Sackville (364-1300). Family and friends are invited to visit at the funeral home on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 from 7-9 pm. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2011 from the Mount Allison University Chapel at 7 pm, Rev. John Perkin officiating. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Peter may do so to the Canadian Baptist Ministries - The Sharing Way (Relief and Development Fund) or The Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
John Anthony LeBlanc, age 91, of Joggins, passed away peacefully at the Dr. Georges L. Dumont Hospital, Moncton on Monday, September 5, 2011.
Born in Joggins, he was a son of the late Charles and Ella (Burke) LeBlanc.
John attended school in Joggins prior to joining the Canadian Army in 1940. He served overseas with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corp, from 1940 until 1946. Following his discharge he was employed in the Joggins Coal Mines until he re-enlisted in 1951. He served again in the Service Corp. until 1965 and upon his discharge this time he became employed at the Government Experimental Farm in Nappan until 1970 at which time he accepted the position of Assistant Manager at the Nova Scotia Liquor Store in Joggins and later became store manager, retiring in 1984. He was a member of the St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church and a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #4 both of Joggins, and a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force Association (Cumberland Wing #105) in Amherst.
John is survived by brothers Fred and Tom (Sara), both of Shediac; sisters Louise McGraw, Saint John, Ruth Ann Mitchell (George), Oshawa, ON; brother in law Bill Brine, Amherst, as well as several nieces and nephews
He was predeceased by his wife Jessie Dujay, brothers Arthur, Cecil, and Jerry; sister Florence Brine.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of the Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, River Hebert. In keeping with John's wishes, there will be no memorial service. A graveside service will be held at the St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Cemetery (Ragged Reef), Joggins on Friday, September 9, 2011 at 11 am, Father David MacDonald Officiating.
Those wishing to make a donation in John's memory may do so to the St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church or Cemetery.
Dr. Robert (RT) Thompson
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Dr. Robert (RT) Thompson, age 70, of Sackville. Bob passed away peacefully at the Dr. Georges L. Dumont Hospital in Moncton on Friday, September 9, 2011.
Born in Almonte, ON, he was a son of the late George and Edith (Turley) Thompson.
Bob grew up in Almonte, ON, earned an undergraduate degree from Queen's University, then went on to Simon Fraser University where he received a MSc; SFUís very first graduate! He remained there to complete his PhD and moved to Sackville, NB in 1969 to work at Mount Allison University as a Post Doctoral Fellow in the Biology Department eventually achieving the rank of full professor. He had a passion for teaching and was honoured to receive the Herbert and Leota Tucker Teaching Award in 1996. He spent his whole career at Mount Allison even teaching a few courses after becoming Professor Emeritus.
He was an active member of the St. Paul's Anglican Church. He loved to spend time reading, solving crossword puzzles and sudokus, sketching and drawing....especially pictures of his grandchildren.
He will be missed by his wife Pat, Sackville, children Sarah (Jim Winterbottom) Thompson, St. Catharines, ON, Ruth (Patty Gollogly) Thompson, Ottawa, ON, Erin (Jamie) MacKay, Toronto, Brian (Krista Steeves), Toronto; 7 grandchildren, Amelia, Alex, ChlŲe, Beck, Beth, Luke, and Kate; sister Marg Stanford, Wellington, ON.
He was predeceased by two infant sisters, Elizabeth and Barbara Ann.
Cremation has taken place under the care and supervision of the Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge St., Sackville, NB (506-364-1300), where visiting hours will take place on Tuesday from 7 to 9 pm. The Funeral Service will be held from St. Paul's Anglican Church on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 11 am, Rev. Father Kevin Stockall officiating.
Those wishing to make a donation may do so to the St. Paul's Anglican Church Memorial Fund or the charity of your choice.
Johnena G. Harrison
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Johnena Grace Harrison, age 90, of Springhill.
Johnena passed away peacefully at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Sunday, September 11, 2011.
Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late John and Lena (Boss) Spence.
In her younger years, she enjoyed going to picnics and dances with her husband and loved listening to country music. She loved spending time with friends, socializing, playing cards and having a nice "cup of tea". Shopping was one of her favorite past-times and in later years she loved watching TV, especially the "Price is Right".
Johnena enjoyed her family most of all, just spending time with them, family gatherings, reminiscing, sharing a laugh as she always had a great sense of humor. She always made everyone feel welcome.
Johnena's greatest pride and joy were her children, 5 boys, who she lived for and raised alone after having lost her beloved husband Chesley "Ches" in the mine disaster of 1958.
She will be sadly missed by all who knew her for her tender heart, gentle ways and caring spirit, especially her sons Ken (Joy), Oxford, Jack (Patricia), Leamington, Allie (Dianna), Springhill, Denny (Patti), River Philip, and Elmer (Beverly), Burton, NB. Loved dearly by her 32 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; she treasured each and everyone.
She was predeceased by her husband Chesley.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the A H Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane St., Springhill, NS (902-597-2361) where visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wendesday, September 14, 2011 at 2 pm. Burial will follow in the Hillside Cemetery.
Those wishing to make a donation in Johnena's memory may do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice.
A special thank you to the VON Nurses and Home Care workers who were instrumental in her care and well-being and who she truly appreciated and thought most highly of.