OSBORNE, Donald Arthur
73, of Dartmouth, passed away April 18, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Dartmouth, he was a son of the late Joseph and Ruth (Fletcher) Osborne. Donald worked for the Nova Scotia Scotia Liquor Corp. for 32 years until retirement in 1993. He was a member of the Newfoundland Club Monday and Thursday Night Mens Dart League for 35 years. Donald enjoyed bowling for 30 years, crossword puzzles and camping in Wayside Campground, Peggy's Cove. He is survived by his wife 48 years, Gertrude (Keizer) Osborne; daughter, Karen (David) Misener, Waverley; grandchildren, Rebecca and Donald; sister, Elizabeth Schultz, Dartmouth; brother, Kenneth (Ann), Sackville, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by daughter, Joanne Elena; brother, Jimmy; sisters, Ellen Debaie and Barbara Ann in infancy. Visitation will take place 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. A funeral service will take place 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, in Atlantic Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations can be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association or charity of choice. Thank you to the Dartmouth General for the kindness given to Donald.
QUILLAN, Frederick James
59, Cheticamp, died April 16, 2009, in Sacred Heart Community Health Center, Cheticamp. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Frederick Charles and Mildred (Sponagle) Quillan. Fred was a professional wrestler for two years in Hull, Que. He loved children and the young hockey players. He had a great sense of humor. Truck driving was the love of his life. He will be dearly missed by wife of 41 years, his children, grandson, co-workers and friends. He is survived by his wife, Marie Mathilde Quillan; sons, Charles Joseph, Belle Cote; André Nicholas, Cheticamp; sisters, Corrine (Wally) Cleaveland, Carol (Avery) Young, Theresa (Frank) Babb, Johanne (Percy) Calvert, and half-sister, Annie (Jacque) Turcotte; grandchild, Blake McLean. He was predeceased by brother, Ron DeBaie. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. Funeral service Wednesday, April 22 at 2:30 p.m. in Cheticamp Funeral Home, Rev. Pierre Chiasson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Arthritis Society or charity of choice.
MacDONALD, Mary Ann
90, passed away on Saturday April 18, 2009, in Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home. Born in Glendale on October 16, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Hughie and Annie (MacIsaac) MacInnis and was a member of St. Joseph's Parish, Glencoe Mills. Mary enjoyed to play bingo, cards and cooking, and also enjoyed company with a good cup of tea. Mary is survived by daughters, Josephine (Finley) Beaton, Westville; sons, Charlie (Claire), Nevada Valley; Johnnie (Mary), Little Judique and brother-in-law, Dan Charlie MacDonald; seven grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren many nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Robert MacDonald; daughters, Ann Marie MacDonald and Tina MacDonald and son, Allan. Visitation will be in the vestry of St. Mary's Church, Mabou on Tuesday, April 21, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Glencoe Mills, with Father Bernie MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home or to St. Joseph's Cemetery Fund, Glencoe Mills.
COLE, James Edward
79, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully April 15, 2009, surrounded by the love and comfort of his family, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born March 27, 1930, in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of the late Charles and Mary (Guay) Cole. Jim was a cubmaster for many years in Dartmouth and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Most of all he loved his grandsons and was very involved in their lives. He is survived by his wife, Treva (Sanford); daughter, Debora (James) Simon, Lakeview; grandsons, Christopher, Ottawa; Gregory, Halifax and Alexander, Lakeview; sister, Dorothy, Rochester, N.Y., as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by siblings, Charles, Robert and Margaret. The family wishes to thank the Hematology Clinic, Medical Day Unit, Palliative Care Unit, Dr. Frances Moriarty, the VON, and his wonderful supportive caregivers from Northwood Home Care. Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 21, from 7-9 p.m. in Donald K. Walker Funeral Directors Ltd. (469-5601), 307 Prince Albert Rd., Dartmouth. Funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, April 22, at 10 a.m. from St. Thomas More Church, Dartmouth. Burial will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Dartmouth General Hospital Auxiliary, 325 Pleasant St., Dartmouth, B2Y 4G8, or a charity of choice.
TAYLOR, Walter R.,
88, of Dartmouth and Stanley Bridge, P.E.I., died April 18, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Christ Church (corner of Wentworth/Ochterloney Streets, Dartmouth), Bishop Russell Hatton officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, Queen Street, Dartmouth.
McNUTT (Cuvelier), Edna Eileen
78, born September 3, 1930, passed away peacefully in her home on April 17, 2009. She was surrounded by her loving husband of 59 years, Ernest, and children, daughter, Linda (David) Leblanc; son, Michael; daughters, Brenda, Karen (Kevin) Cleveland, and son, Stephen. She was a long-standing member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Halifax and participated in supporting the CWL over the years. Edna was a beloved friend to many in the community. Her family was her most prized possession, supporting, loving and caring for each of them until the very end. She was the grandmother of grandchildren, Tracee (Scott) Delibac, David (Jolene) Leblanc, Chris (Leslie) Hearn, and Melissa Hearn. She was also the proud great-grandmother of Jalen, Miranda, Brady, Cohen, Owen, and Griffin. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the IWK Children's Cancer Unit. Visitation will be today from 2-4, 6-8 p.m. in J.A.Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Her service will be in St. Bernadettes Chapel, CFB Stadacona on Tuesday, April 21, at 4:30 p.m. Due to the fact that the service is in the Stadacona chapel on Gottingen Street, picture ID may be necessary to enter. E
KAISER (Forrest), Margaret Thelma
Passed away suddenly on April 17, 2009. She is survived by daughters, Bonnie (Mike) Peterson, Claudette; grandsons, Matthew and Nicholas; sisters, Mary (Alex) Quinn, Myra MacDonald, Isabel (Russell) Steffens; brothers, Tom (Janet) Forrest, Joe (Dorothy) Forrest; nieces and nephews, specifically the newest additions, Colby and Devlin. As per her wishes, there was a family only visitation Sunday. Arrangements are under direction of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home. Funeral service will be today at 3 p.m. in Wilson United Church, Florence.
GRANT, Oliver A.
81, North Grant, Antigonish Co., passed away peacefully at home, April 17, 2009. Born in Clydesdale, he was a son of the late Christopher and Mary (Sutton) Grant. Oliver worked for many years with the Department of Transportation, enjoyed being a member of the Western Union, Tug-of-War team, bowling, and a good game of cards. He was a member of St. Ninian's Parish. Surviving are his spouse, Margaret "Girlie"; sons, Oliver (Donna Moore), Alberta; John (Eleanor), Clydesdale; daughters, Margie Grant, Lower South River; Mary (Allister) Gillis, North Grant; brother, George (Angeline), Antigonish; sister, Rosie MacEachern, William's Point; grandchildren, Joshua, Kaylee, Logan, Jensen, and a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Mary Lil MacPherson; brothers, Jack, Angus (in childhood), Robert, Donald, Angus. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Liturgy of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Tuesday in St Ninian's Cathedral, Antigonish, Rev. Andrew Gillies presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorialdonations may be given to the Victoria Order of Nurses or St. Martha's Palliative Care. Family flowers only please.
DEVEAU, Camille J.
96, Mavillette, died April 18, 2009, in Tidal View Manor, Yarmouth. Born in Hectanooga, he was a son of the late Joseph Bonaventure and Mary Ann (DeRoches) Deveau. Surviving are daughters, Rose Marie, at home; Pauline (Ron) Morrison, Rockingham, Bedford; Dorothy (Harry) Melanson, Meteghan Centre; Benita (Harold) Doucet, Halifax; Anna (Rick) Hill, Sackville; Simone (André) Rochefort, Bedford; son, Donald (Yvette), Mavillette; sisters, Gertrude Deveau, Villa Acadienne; Norma Lundbohm, Peabody, Mass.; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, May; a daughter in infancy; sisters, Dorothea, Veronica and Donna; brothers, Ira, Daley and Clarence. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral service Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Alphonse Church, Rev., Albeni d'Entremont officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
SMITH (Aylward), Shirley Ramona
79, Malagash, passed away peacefully, April 18, 2009, surrounded by the love and comfort of her family in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Miniota, Man., April 20, 1929, Shirley was the daughter of the late William and Hilma (Anderson) Aylward. She moved at the young age of four to Malagash and was raised there on the family farm. Shirley, Lawson and family lived for many years in Bible Hill where she was a member of St. David's United Church and a member for more than 25 years with the Order of The Eastern Star, having joined Myrtle Chapter 21, Truro, and later affiliating with Cedar No. 3, Wallace. She and her husband later moved to East Wallace and enjoyed their retirement at Lawson's homestead, where they had met and been married in 1948. Upon moving, she was a dedicated member of Malagash United Church, was very active in the Church and the UCW, was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 97, Malagash and MARS Group. She worked as a homemaker most of her life, taking great pride in raising her five children and a few foster children along the way. She was also a good lumberjack working beside Lawson in earlier years. Most recently she was very pleased to sponsor a little girl, Farjenna through World Vision. Shirley enjoyed quilting, plastic canvas, a good game of crokinole and any card game. Shirley was the happiest when surrounded by her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a cancer survivor since 1983 and canvassed for the Canadian Cancer Society since that time. In recent years Shirley got the traveling bug, starting in 2006 with a trip to Ireland (her father's homeland) traveling with Anna McGoldrick's Musical Tours, run by Anna and Micheal with whom she became very close friends. She traveled several different places like New York, New Hampshire, Newfoundland, White Mountains, then back to Scotland and Ireland. A visit to Shirley's house would always promise a cup of tea and her famous donuts, a viewing of photos from her beautiful trips and people were in awe of her extensive collection of salt and pepper shakers. In passing she leaves to mourn, her son, Richard Lawson (Flora), Richmond; daughter, Linda Marie (Fred) Wildsmith, Bible Hill; son, William Edward (Janet), East Wallace; daughter, Debrah Jean (Ronnie) Gilroy, Riverview, N.B.; grandchildren, Ward, Faith, Heather, William, Michelle and Christine; five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Lawson in 2005; daughter, Patricia Ann; infant son, Patrick; great-grandson, Bradley; sister, Colleen; brother, Robert. Visitation will be held today, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Coulter's Funeral Home, 48 Riverside Dr., Tatamagouche B0K 1V0.Order of the Eastern Star will conduct a tribute service today at 6:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in Malagash United Church, Rev. Connie MacNamara officiating. Interment will be in Wallace River Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Malagash United Church.
WELLS, Alfreda Vivian
90, Churchill, Man., formerly of Windsor, passed away peacefully with friends by her side on Saturday, April 18, 2009, one month past her 90th birthday. Born March 18, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Norris and Ethel (Leighton) Kelley. Alfreda was a lifetime member of the Salvation Army Corps, Windsor as well as the Home League and League of Mercy. She owned and operated Wells' Garbage and Collection for many years in Windsor. She opened her door to anyone who needed help, a place to stay or simply a meal. Alfreda cared and raised her children as well as many others. Even after moving to Churchill she cared for others. At Christmas time she could always be found ringing the bell with the kettle. Alfreda is survived by daughters, Marion Knox, Mt. Uniacke; Christine Wells-Parker, Windsor; April Jarvis, Sackville and Vivian Wells, Windsor; son, Timothy Wells, Windsor; stepsons, Burton Wells, Red Deer, Alta., and Clifford Wells, Windsor; sisters, Ann (Mrs. Clarey Church) and Marion Kelley-Pick; brothers, Albert and Peter Kelley; also numerous grandchildren, stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, James Wells; stepsons, Francis Wells and James Wells; grandchildren, Lee Wells, Jacob McLean and Kelly Marie Masters; sisters, Lillian, Sadie, Alice, Clarissa; brothers, Ralph, Alfred, William, Charles, Harley and Aubrey. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). At Alfreda's request she will be buried in Churchill, Man. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Chapel, Rev. Blaine Eldridge officiating. A reception will follow in the funeral home's Elmcroft Reception Centre. Donations in memory of Alfreda may be made to Palliative Care Committee, Dykeland Lodge, 124 Cottage St., Windsor, NS B0N 2T0.
MacDONALD, Daniel A. "Bud"
89, of Rocky Mountain, Pictou Co., passed away April 18, 2009, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Rocky Mountain, he was a son of the late Kenneth Neil and Tressa (Clyburne) MacDonald. Bud was a lifelong resident of Rocky Mountain. He was employed for many years with the Department of Lands and Forests working on the Garden of Eden Barrens. Bud, in his later years worked for MacLennan Brothers as a grader operator. He also worked on his farm and enjoyed his cows and horses. He enjoyed family times, especially times spent with his grandchildren. He had a love for horse pulls, fishing, playing cards, snacking on cheesies and sweet treats. Bud was a member of Zion Presbyterian Church, East River St., Mary's. He is survived by his children, Joyce (Donnie) Rae, Coalburn; Scott (Ethel) MacDonald, New Town; Elaine MacDonald, New Glasgow; Kenneth (Toby) MacDonald, Egerton; Jayne (Arnold) Greene, MacPherson's Mills; grandchildren, Stephanie (Jason) Cameron, Julie (Jeff) MacDonald, Wayne (Jennifer and Rod) MacDonald, Karen MacDonald, Sarah, Daniel and Jenna MacDonald, Janelle and Jillian Greene; great-grandchildren, Carson MacDonald and Isaac Cameron; sisters, Mae MacDonald, New York/Florida; Anne Henderson, Greenwood; Theresa Fraser, Garden of Eden; Shirley (Keith) Cruickshank, New Glasgow; brother, George F. (Elsie) MacDonald, Rocky Mountain; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret E. Weagle; infant daughter; sister, Helen and brothers, Robert "Bob" and William K. "Bill". Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Zion Presbyterian Church, East River St. Mary's with Rev. Calvin Crichton officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery. Donations in memory of Bud may be made to Valley View Cemetery, East River St. Mary's or Camp Gedde.