WARNER, Howard Haywood
85, passed away April 17, 2009, in Dartmouth. Born June 17, 1923, in Malden, Mass., a son of the late Philip and Marjorie Warner. He worked for Fairey Aviation and IMP Aerospace until his retirement. He was a veteran of the Second World War and a member of Eastern Marine District Legion, Branch 161, Gaetz Brook. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Velma (Bonn); son, Bruce (Marny); daughter, Nancy Webbink (Pieter); grandchildren, Mary, Carmen, Michael and John Warner and Brendon, Shane and Scott Webbink; sister, Frances Clattenburg and brother, Lewis. Predeceased by brothers, Hallard and Russell; and sisters, Dorothy Bayers and Ruth Butcher. Service to be held in Rowlings Funeral Home, Musquodoboit Harbour at 2 p.m. today, April 20. Cremation has taken place. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to St. Mark's Church, Porter's Lake or your charity of choice.
TRAHAN, Edward Wallace "Wally"
71, Chegoggin, Yarmouth Co., passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2009. Born April 17, 1938, in Yarmouth, he was a son of the late Charles and Frances (Theriault) Trahan. He worked as an electrician, but was a jack of all trades. Surviving are his loving wife of 46 years, Emilie (Saulnier) Trahan; children, Eric (Helen) Trahan, Centerville; Janice Williams, Yarmouth; grandchildren, Drew, Ontario; Christian, Yarmouth; Marc, Luc and Madeleine, all of Centerville; brothers, Arnold and Clarence Surette, both of Yarmouth; sisters, Lorraine Vacon, Yarmouth; Louise Boudreau, Annapolis Valley; Florence Dussault, Montreal; Joanne Smith, Saulnierville. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Verna Pothier and Barb Crosby. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation by request. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in Huskilson's Memorial Chapel, 29 Albert St., Yarmouth, Rev. Mr. Stephen Bourque officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. It has been requested that there be family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
FEINDEL, George Donald
95, passed away peacefully at the Halifax Infirmary, QEII on April 16, 2009. Don is survived by his sons, James Donald Edward Feindel (Gale) of Belair, Man., and David Robert Feindel (Pamela) of Halifax; his brother, Dr. William H. Feindel (Faith) of Montreal, Que.; grandchildren, Jessica Ann Leverman, Halifax, Shannon Feindel of Canmore, Alta., and Scott Feindel of Calgary, Alta., and by great-grandchildren. Don was predeceased by his beloved wife, Elsie Amy Feindel of 60 years. After 22 years with the Royal Bank of Canada, Don began his career in municipal government by becoming town clerk in Wolfville. In 1956, his family relocated to Halifax where he worked with the Department of Municipal Affairs. As Director of Municipal Grants and Finance of Nova Scotia, Don initiated the first publicly funded ambulance service for the people of Nova Scotia and implemented finance and budgeting procedures for rural municipalities that gave them improved police and fire protection and other modern municipal services. After a distinguished career in the public service of Nova Scotians, he retired in 1976. Devoted to his family, Don created a home environment that encouraged his sons to obtain the university education that he, as the eldest of three sons growing up in the Great Depression, never had the opportunity to enjoy. Close family relations and love of people were Don's guideposts throughout life. Never shy in expressing his views on a variety of topics, he willingly offered his opinions and advice to the family. Don was an active member of the Cathedral Church of All Saints in Halifax for more than half a century. He organized fundraising and community based church events and assisted with its financial affairs for many years. Don and Elsie enjoyed a long and fulfilled retirement with many friends including those whom they eagerly met on travels. Both were avid gardeners and bridge players. Guests frequently visited their home for summer and fall tours of the gardens at their best. The rose gardens were a must-see. Dad would have agreed with Vincent van Gogh when he said: "I feel the need of relations and friendship, of affection, of friendly intercourse...I cannot miss these things without feeling, as does any other intelligent man, a void and a deep need." The family extends thanks to the doctors, nurses and other staff at the Halifax Infirmary, QEII for their professionalism throughout. We are particularly appreciative of the dedication, loyalty and compassion that Don's caregivers have shown to him in recent years. The loving assistance of our family's friends will never be forgotten. A private memorial service is being arranged. In memory and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia online, or by calling 1-888-473-4636.
MALLOY, Albert P.
86, West Lochaber, Antigonish Co., passed away on April 18, 2009, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish, surrounded by loving family. Born in South Lochaber, he was a son of the late William Henry and Bernice Ethel (MacDonald) Malloy. Albert was a carpenter in residential construction and was involved in the construction of over 10 churches across Canada. He was an avid member of Bethel Community Church in South Lochaber. A man of great wit, he had a great love of family and children. He is survived by daughter, Marie (John Furzeland), Mount Uniacke; sisters, Alice (Leslie Mills), Chemainus, B.C.; Pearl (Aldo Cechetto), Pickering, Ont.; Ethel Bernice (Robert Cooper), Dartmouth; brother, Henry William (Doris), Bedford; sister-in-law, Sylvia Malloy, Truro, and many beloved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruby Elizabeth "Betty" Cameron; brothers, Alexander and Clarence. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Bethel Community Church, South Lochaber, where funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Arthur Sawler presiding. Memorial donations may be made to the Seeds Mission Project or the Church Building Fund, both in care of Bethel Community Church, or the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements entrusted to C. L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish.
COTTON, Lucille Winnifred "Lucy"
69, Riverview Adult Residential Centre, Riverton, formerly of Trenton, passed away Friday, April 17, 2009, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Middleton, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Winnifred Pauline (Demone) Cotton. She was a member of the former St. Augustine's Anglican Church, Trenton. Lucille was employed with Summer Street Industries, New Glasgow for many years. She enjoyed attending the church services held in the Centre, listening to music and dancing. She loved her pet dogs, Lady and Charlie. Surviving are sisters, Rosalie (Danny) Connors, Brandon, Man.; Sherri Wiegers, Lower Sackville; Elizabeth "Liz" (Wade) Russell, Trenton; Gail Cameron, Ontario; brother, Eric Cotton, Trenton; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; her extended family at Riverview Adult Residential Centre. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Lewis F. Cotton and William L. Cotton. The family will receive visitors 7-9 p.m. today in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow, where funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday with Archdeacon Peter Armstrong presiding. Interment will follow in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in her memory to Riverview Adult Residential Centre or Pictou County SPCA.
MacDONALD, Florence Ann "Laura"
75, Lismore, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2009, in Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit, New Glasgow. Born in Arisaig, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Florence (MacEachern) MacDonald. She was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and Altar Society, Lismore. She was employed for several years at the local fish plant from where she retired in 1998. Laura enjoyed gardening and was always proud of her geraniums. She was a loving sister, companion, aunt and friend. Surviving are her brothers, John MacDonald Jr., Lismore; Dougald R. (Sharon) MacDonald, Victoria, B.C.; special friend and companion, Samuel Murdock, The Ponds; nieces, Robin (Rick) Biernacki, Lisa (Mark) Hegar, Victoria; great-niece, Kaelyn Biernacki, Victoria; many cousins. The family will receive visitors 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Colin MacKinnon presiding. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lismore. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in Laura's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or Aberdeen Palliative Care Society.
GREENOUGH, Florence Jean "Flo"
67, Kentville, passed away Friday, April 17, 2009, at home. Born in Burlington, Hants Co., she was a daughter of the late Burpee and Mabel (Benedict) Graves. She had been employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant at the former Halifax Infirmary and the Hants Community Hospital. When she was unable to continue as a C.N.A due to health complications, she became a Pharmacy Technician and had been employed at the Pharmasave in Windsor. She was a past president of the Brooklyn Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Flo was a free-spirit who loved shopping at Frenchy's. She also devoted many happy hours to family, friends and the family pets. She is survived by son, Christopher (Marilyn), Union Corner, Hants Co.; daughters, Lori (Dr. Jim) Seaman, Kentville; Lisa (Darrell) Milligan, Greenhill, Hants Co.; Kelli (Matthew) Evans, Port Hope, Ont.; grandchildren, Ryan, Jesse, Amy-Jean, Brittni, MacKenzie and Morgan; stepgrandchildren, Katie, Jamie, Laura and Sarah; stepgreat-grandchildren, Brett, Jack Jr., Abbie, Lily, Charlie, Harrison and Olivia; sisters, Eleanor (Stanley) Miller, Lower Sackville; Doreen (Gerald) Hood, Union Corner; Judy (Richard) Hogan, Port Hope, Ont.; brothers, Gerald (Diane) Graves, Middle Sackville; Mike (Jocelyn) Graves, Upper Burlington, Hants Co.; several nieces and nephews. She will also be sadly missed by her favorite family pets, Jack, Sailor, Luke, Ruby, Delilah, Zoe, Scout, Harley and Thomasina. She was predeceased by her husband of 25 years, Laurie Robie Greenough; brother, Gordon; nephews, Aaron Graves, Christopher Hogan and Thomas Miller. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. today in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, Rev. Doctor Randy Crozsman officiating. Burial will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in Riverview Haven Cemetery, Brooklyn, Hants Co. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Brooklyn Fire Department. The family extends special thanks to Dr. Rob Gunn, Dr. Keri McAdoo, Dr. Eric Howatt, Dr. Dion Davidson and Dr. Danny Lazaric for their care and compassion. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
CHAMBERS, Barbara Ann
77, Halifax, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 15, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Montreal, she was a daughter of the late Hugh Dalford and Constance Julia (Wetmore) Chambers. Barbara spent her early life in Westmount, Que. She graduated from McGill University in 1952. Barbara will be sadly missed by her brother, Robert Douglas Chambers and his wife, Wendy and their family. She was predeceased by an elder sister and brother. Cremation has taken place. A graveside committal service will be held in Camp Hill Cemetery at a time to be announced later. Memorial donations may be made to: Canadian Cancer Society.
85, of Halifax, passed away April 18, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Burnt Island, N.L., she was the daughter of the late William and Susie (Poole) Hardy. Lenora was a good mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and loving wife. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and cooking especially for her loving family by whom she will be dearly missed. She is survived by her daughter, Sheila S. Harvey of Halifax; son, John (Sylvia) of Lr. Sackville; sister, Helen (Chris) Young, and brother, Richard (Stella), both of Kelowna, B.C.; grandchild, Tony (Laura), and great-grandchild, Ryan; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 53 years, John "Jack"; son, Rodney in infancy; sisters, Gladys, Harriet and Elizabeth; brothers, Nathan and Jim, and also by Tootsie. Cremation has taken place. Visiting will be 2-3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, with a memorial service at 3 p.m. all in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Rev. George Westhaver officiating. A private family burial will take place in Fort Massey Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.
ROBAR, Roger Blaine
48, formerly of Chester Basin, died April 18, 2009, in Bonny Lea Farm in Chester. He was born in Chester Basin, a son of Lola (Hatt) Robar, Chester Basin and the late Robert Robar. Roger, a gregarious individual had been a resident at Bonny Lea Farm for over 10 years. Along with his numerous awards, he was the recipient of a Bronze Medal in curling at the 2008 Special Olympics Competition held in Quebec City and also received a Ring for the Special National Team of the Year Award. He loved woodworking and liked to go fishing and skidooing. Roger is survived by his mother, Lola; sisters, Anna (Gerard) Childs, Chester Basin; Melanie Robar, Dartmouth; Ruth Robar-Klinck, New Germany; brother, Murray, Chester Basin. Besides his dad, he was predeceased by his baby brother, Gregory. The funeral service for Roger will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Aenon Baptist Church, Chester Basin, with Rev. Don Dunn officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Chester Basin. Memorial donations may be made to Bonny Lea Farm, Chester. Arrangements have been entrusted to Davis Funeral Home, Chester.
Passed away April 17, 2009, in Dartmouth. She was predeceased by her husband, Gustav. She is survived by her sister, Larisa; nephew, Dzintars and family; niece, Indra and family, all of Latvia; stepsons, Peteris and Janis and their families; sister-in-law, Laima; brother-in-law, John and families. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 21, at 2 p.m. in Cole Harbour Funeral Home, 1234 Cole Harbour Rd., Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in remembrance of Irena.
FOLEY, Catherine Patricia
Died peacefully in the Richmond Villa Nursing Home, St. Peters, with her sister Shirley and her niece Carrie by her side. For the past four years Patricia was a loved member of the Villa Family. Her gentle holy demeanor quickly made her a favorite patient. Patricia received comfort, care, love, and respect from all the staff. Their hearts are generous and golden. Thank you. Patricia was born in Glace Bay, a daughter of Alice MacIntyre and Thomas Foley. She was number seven and the fifth daughter of a family of thirteen. She is survived by her sister, Shirley and various nieces and nephews in Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, Australia, England and Norway. Patricia attended St. John's School, Glace Bay and graduated from Provincial Normal College Truro. She taught one year in Leitches Creek and 35 years in St. John's School, New Aberdeen. She took a leave of absence and worked for a year for Trans-Canada Credit in Toronto where her instant recall, her organizational abilities and comfort with numbers earned her several promotions. But, she returned to teaching in Glace Bay. In later years her students described her as an excellent teacher, strict but always fair. When she retired she travelled extensively in Europe, Africa, Australia, The Abacos and the Far East. When at home she generously chauffeured those in need of transportation to appointments, social events and Sunday Mass. She was a loyal gentle friend. Family members and those in need had the best confidant, problem solver and anchor to turn to. The family will receive friends at Curry's Funeral Home 775 Main St., Glace Bay, Tuesday 5:30 to 9 p.m. The funeral Mass will be held in Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning with Father Conrad Edwards officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Richmond Villa Nursing Home would be appreciated. Today wake up happy. Chase a cloud. Savor a memory. Laugh out loud. Whisper a promise. Whistle a tune. Fall asleep with a smile.