TANNER, Hazen Hector
It is with great sadness that the family of Hazen Hector Tanner, 84, of Stonehurst, announce his passing on Tuesday, April 14, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Stonehurst, he was a son of the late Solomon and Ellen (Tanner) Tanner. Hazen's love for the sea started at the early age of 14, fishing with his father, an inshore fisherman, and then as a deep sea scallop fisherman. He later went to work for National Sea Products, Lunenburg, retiring in 1988 after 25 year of service. During his years at National Sea Products he continued to fish for lobster, until he reached the age of 77. Hazen was an adherent of St. Paul's United Church and the last surviving member of his family. He found great pleasure in the simple every day things and enjoyed many special times with his family. Hazen was a great neighbour and good friend who was always willing to help others when in need and he will be missed by so many. Hazen is survived by his wife, Aileen; daughter, Susan Tanner, Stonehurst; grandson, Tony (Leslie) Mosher, Morinville, Alta.; granddaughters, Heidi Joudrey (Andy MacDonald), Tantallon; Erica Tanner (Alex Ferguson), Ottawa, Ont.; great-grandchildren, Brittany, Courtney, Tristan, Sage, Talon and Liam. He was predeceased by his son, Eric; brother, Warren and sister, Irene. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, Lunenburg, with visitation Friday from 7-9 p.m. where a service to celebrate Hazen's life will be held Saturday at 2 p.m., Rev. Ruth Brown officiating. Interment will be in Lower Blue Rocks Cemetery, Blue Rocks. Flowers from the immediate family only. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's United Church, Blue Rocks, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, or to any other charity.
96, Sydney, formerly of Westmount. The family of Matilda "Tillie" Lewis are deeply saddened to announce her death in Harbourstone Enhanced Care Home on April 13, 2009. Born in New Waterford, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (MacNeil) MacGillivray. She was a member of Holy Rosary Parish, Westmount, and in the years following, St. Theresa's Parish, Sydney. She reached out to her community in many caring ways, both public and private, and served as President of the CWL for multiple terms, and President of Westmount Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. She was a long-time employee of Wright's Furniture Store in Sydney. She will be deeply missed by her daughters, Marion Lewis, Sydney; Mona (Bill) Darnbrough, Dartmouth; and her son, David (Annette) Lewis, Enfield; loving sisters, Jane (Binns) Coady, Elsie Kaarto, both of Sydney. Precious to her grandchildren, Nanny was a devoted grandmother to Matthew Lewis, Margaret (Tyler) Mattheis, Andrea Darnbrough (Louie Ghiz), Fiona Lewis, Ashley Lewis, Christopher Darnbrough, Joshua Lewis, and Laura Darnbrough. She delighted in the birth of her great-grandchildren, Cienna Matilda Lewis and Lincoln "Danny Boy" Mattheis. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Rebecca Lewis and Betty Lewis; special niece, Edith Lewis; special nephew, Larry Kaarto; and many other nieces and nephews. Tillie was predeceased by her husband, Hubert Lewis; sister, Lucy MacCarthy; brothers, Roddie and Neil MacGillivray, and Joseph Agnew. Visitation will be Friday, April 17, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Chant's Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeral mass will be Saturday, April 18, at 11 a.m., in Holy Rosary Church, Westmount. Interment to follow in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations to Covenant House or a charity of your choice.
BRYNE, Evelyn Mary
85, Dartmouth, died April 14, 2009, in Northwood Centre. Born in West Porters Lake, she was a daughter of the late Daniel Joseph and Agnes (LaPierre) Julien. Evelyn spent much of her adult life working in Toronto, Ont., before returning to Nova Scotia to enjoy retirement. She came from a family of 12 and is survived by brothers, Alfred (Helen), Dartmouth; Thomas (Barbara), Yarmouth; sisters, Olive Julien, Grand Desert; Marion Jordan, Halifax; Theresa Doucette, Grand Desert; Evangeline Julien, Porters Lake; Geraldine (Luke) Mannette, Porters Lake; Helen (Felix) Romo, West Porters Lake; sister-in-law, Mena Julien; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by soul mate, Charles Saliba; brothers, Anselm and Kenneth and sister, Florence Wilson. Visiting will be Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Anselms Roman Catholic Church, West Chezzetcook, with Father Gregory Agyeman, celebrant. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to charity of choice. The family would like to offer sincere thanks to the caring staff of Northwood Centre.
HEMEON (MacLean), Elizabeth "Betty"
Deep Brook, died peacefully in her sleep in Annapolis Royal Nursing Home on April 13, 2009. Betty was born in 1925 in Strathclair, Man. and lived in Strathclair and Winnipeg, Man., Vancouver and Nanaimo, B.C., and Wainwright, Alta., before moving to the area she adopted as "home" in the Digby and Deep Brook areas. She married Bob Hemeon in 1964. They lived their summers at Kozy Kove which they built themselves at Haines Lake near Digby. They lived their winters as the only residents of Digby Pines Hotel where Bob worked. When Bob retired they sold the cottage and moved to Deep Brook where Betty continued to live until a month before her passing. A note in her wallet described their marriage well. The note said, "39 years. It is hard to believe. Good years they were." Betty was predeceased by her husband, Bob; her parents, T.W. "Bill" and Lizzie MacLean; brothers, Dave (Jean), Ern, and Arnold. She is survived by Arnold's widow, Bessie MacLean; nieces, Linda Sommerfeldt (Ron) and Charlotte Caron; nephew, Ron MacLean; grandniece, Shannon MacLean-Geletchuk (Darren); grandnephew, Shaun (Angela) MacLean. Betty was a lover of animals and owned several dogs throughout her lifetime. She was seldom seen without a four legged companion walking at her side. Betty will be missed by all who knew her because of her charming, cheerful disposition and her way of becoming everyone's friend. She will be especially missed by close friends, Crystl MacLean, Ben Cleveland, and Susan and John Hamer; all of whom helped her maintain her independence as her health suffered over the last year. Betty and Bob had requested that no formal service be held on their respective passings. Betty's ashes will be interred in the family plot in Strathclair, Man. at a time to be determined. Those wishing to mark her passing with a tribute can do so with a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, Canadian Cancer Society, or an animal shelter of your choosing.
WISEMAN (MacIntyre), Mary
Passed away peacefully on April 15, 2009, in Oakwood Terrace. She was a daughter of the late Theresa (MacInnis) and Joseph D. MacIntyre. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Mary was predeceased by brothers, Duncan, Alphonsus, Allan, Daniel, Michael; sisters, Sarah (Angus) MacDougall, Margaret (Norris) Dowe, Christene (Walter) Ellsworth. She was also predeceased by her husband, John Will; and sons, John Joseph "Bob", and George Gregory. She is survived by children, Theresa Gertrude Nutter, Mary Elizabeth "Betty"(Cy) Doucette, William (Margaret), James, Joan (William) Gillis, June (Robert) Thomas, Daniel (Bernadette); 24 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place under the care of Curry's Funeral Home. Memorial mass in St. Anne's Church at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to Glace Bay Food Bank, St. Vincent DePaul Society (St. Anne's), Glace Bay, Oakwood Terrace, Dartmouth, or a charity of choice.
RODGER, Zena Florence
The death of Zena Florence Rodger, 76, of Amherst, occurred peacefully on Thursday, April 16, 2009, in Gables Lodge Nursing Home, Amherst. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late George and Mildred Laurette. Zena worked for Nova Scotia Power Commission for many years, where she enjoyed meeting and socializing with numerous people. In her younger years she was very active with the guiding movement, where she was a Brown Owl leader. A great love for music, Zena sang in her late husband's band the "Key Notes Orchestra". She was a member of Trinity St. Stephen's United Church, Amherst. Some of her many hobbies included handcrafts, especially needlework, ceramics and tole painting. She was a wonderful person and will be dearly missed by her loving children, Sharon Hunter of Amherst; Brian A. (Iris) Rodger and Nancy L. (Victor) Hiebert, both of Charlottetown, P.E.I.; stepchildren, Judy Jonah and James W. (Eileen) Rodger, both of Amherst; sisters, Vivian (Peter) MacNeill of Pictou; Dorothy Terry of Amherst; brothers, Hubert, Leonard, both of Amherst; Raymond (Pat) of Kitchener, Ont.; grandchildren, Doug and Chris Jonah, Jim and Greg Rodger, Corey Hunter, Mike and Matt Rodger and Krista Jestin; great-grandchildren, Malcolm, Caroline and Nicolas Jonah; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Zena was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, James Murdock "Doc"; brothers, Ralph, Robert, Bob and Hubert, in infancy; as well as her grandson, James Scott Rodger. As per Zena's wishes, cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst. A private family burial will take place at a later date in Amherst Cemetery. Donations in Zena's memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
WARREN, George Lyman
Passed peacefully away in Salvation Army Glenbrook Lodge on Tuesday, April 14, 2009. George Lyman Warren, aged 92 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Marie L. in 2002; and sister, Rosalind (of Halifax). Left to mourn are daughter, Cathy Kennedy (Doug Forristall); sons, Kenneth (Brenda Young) and Robert (Doreen Pond); grandchildren, Kelly Archibald (Randy), Stephanie Mann, Robert, Andrew and Ian Warren, Mark, Michael and Julia Warren; six great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. Donations in George's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Passed peacefully away in Central Newfoundland Health Care Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor, N.L., on Monday, April 13, 2009, Mrs. Winnifred Dowding, age 81 years of Hermitage, N.L. Leaving to mourn are her loving family, daughters, Lillian, Lower Sackville; Mona (Roland Abbott), Hermitage; Brenda (Ralph England), Lower Sackville; sons, Ernest and Johnny (Judy), all of Sackville; grandchildren, Paul, Janet, Yvonne, Brian, Amanda, Tina, John, Neil, Jake, Amanda and Daniel; great-grandchildren, Amy, Tim, Nadine, C.J., Nicholas and Timothy; special caregiver and friends, Harold and Bonnie Sansome, plus a large circle of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, John; parents, Mary and Edwin Roberts. Funeral service was held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Anglican Church in Hermitage with Rev. Bruce Vallis officiating. Interment followed in Anglican Cemetery in Hermitage. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses on 3A and the Dialysis Unit of Central Newfoundland Health Care Centre, Grand Falls-Windsor. Donations in Mrs. Dowding's memory may be made to the Dialysis Unit at Grand Falls-Windsor. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Spencer's Funeral Home.
FERGUSON (Cotter), Jeanne Margaret
78, Westville, slipped into peaceful sleep on April 15, 2009, surrounded by the love and comfort of her family in the Palliative Care Unit of Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in West River Station on September 9, 1930, she was one of three daughters of the late Elmer and Emma (Kindervator) Gordon. Jeanne attended and taught school in a little red school house in West River Station. Most of her happiest years were spent in Westville, where she proudly raised four sons and a daughter. Jeanne is survived by sons, Steven (Cathy), Trenton; Rocky (Caroline), Westville; Howie (Cathy), Plymouth; daughter, Bonnie, Westville; stepsons, David and Edward (Jane) Ferguson, Westville; grandchildren, John, Jaclyn, Derek, Joshua, Brandon, Jerry, Adam, Katie, Janine, Jason, and Aaron; and great-grandchildren, Chyanne, Cierra and Andrew; sister, Betty Munro (Charlie), New Glasgow; as well as several nieces and nephews. Jeanne was predeceased by first husband, John Massey Cotter and second husband, Nugent Ferguson; son, Jeffrey William Cotter; and sister, Kaye Peters (Johnny). Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today from Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Her funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from Eagles Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson officiating. Cremation will follow. Family flowers only. Donations to the Aberdeen Palliative Care Unit, Lung Association of Nova Scotia, or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, would be appreciated. Jeanne will be forever remembered by the sparkle that shone in her eyes whenever surrounded by those she loved with all of her heart.
BOURQUE (Vigneault), Emma Marie
92, Westville, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at home. Born on July 25, 1916, in Amerst, Ile de Madeline, Que., she was a daughter of the late Earnest and Sophie (Boudreau) Vigneault. She moved to Pictou with her parents at an early age, then moved to Westville with her husband Fred in 1938, where they raised 11 children. Emma was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, known to all as "Nanny Bourque". She was famous for her hand made socks and mitts, biscuits, and meat pies. She will be sadly missed by sons, James (Belle), Johnny (Marie), Tommy (Donna), all of Westville; daughters, June, with whom she resided; Theresa Darroch (Kevin), Marshdale; Jeanie Stewart (Edison), Westville; 37 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren; sisters, Rose Chennell (John), Westville; Theresa Vigneault, Pictou; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Fred; sons, Michael, Bernie, Fred, and Joe; daughter, Patsy; daughter-in-law, Pat; grandson, Andrew Bourque; brothers, Thomas and Alphonse; and sisters, Tina, Louise, Oxille, and Mary; foster brother, Leonard Gaudet; and nephew, Joseph Poirer. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday from Church of The Holy Name, Westville. Burial will be held in Holy Name Cemetery. The Holy Name C.W.L. will recite prayers at 4 p.m. today in the funeral home. Family flowers only. Donations in her memory may be made to the I.W.K. Foundation or Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch.