CUNNINGHAM, Gary L.
Died Saturday, April 18, 2009. Born in Milton, he was a son of the late Gilbert and Ruth (Boudreau) Cunningham. He is survived by his daughters, Sheila, Liverpool; Cindy, Bridgewater; son, Andy, Milton; grandchildren, Coby, Felicity; sister, Eileen "Gladys" (Peter) Nickerson, Beaverbank; brother, Gilbert Jr. (Sylvia), Milton. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers' Funeral home, Liverpool. A graveside memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 22, 11 a.m. in Milton Community Cemetery, Rev. Jennifer Garbin officiating. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to the family.
BOOTH (Piers), Marjorie Florence
Died December 3, 2008, in Halifax, formerly of Middleton, Ottawa, Ont., and Hampton, N.B. Born in 1913, she was a daughter of the late Edward Albert Piers and Blanch (Coffey) Piers (of Hampton, N.B.). Marjorie retired from the Treasury Department in Ottawa, after a long career with the civil service. She was predeceased by her husband, George W. Booth (Bradford, England); sisters, Helen Carroll (Piers), Katherine Cripps (Piers), Mina Piers, and brothers, James Piers and Roy Piers (Hampton, N.B.), who was killed overseas in 1944. She is survived by 10 nieces and nephews. Marjorie was a member of Holy Trinity Church, Middleton. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Middleton, Rev. Matthew Sponagle officiating. Interment will be in Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Middleton. Donations in memory may be made to Holy Trinity Anglican Church Memorial Fund.
BILLARD, Sylvia Letthressa
66, Halifax, passed away April 17, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Terence Bay, she was a daughter of the late Aldon and Lillian Slaunwhite. She was a loving mother and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her children, Douglas Billard, Halifax; Donna Crispe, Winnipeg, Man.; Debbie Johnson, Prospect Bay; grandchildren, Andrew Billard, Brian, Kevin, Sarah, Alex and Laura Crispe, Trevor and Chelsie Johnson; seven great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Joanie Little, Dorothy Slaunwhite, Geraldine Smith, Rickey, Johnnie and David Slaunwhite. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Douglas Edward Billard and son, Darren Edward Billard; brothers, Cecile, Joe and Lester Slaunwhite. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 22 in St. Paul Anglican Church, Terence Bay, Rev. Lisa Vaughn officiating. Interment to be held in the parish cemetery for both Doug and Sylvia Billard. Receptiopn to follow in Terence Bay Fire Hall. A special thanks to the nurses and doctors of 6A Thoracic and Palliative Care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
LUNN, Jeanette England
79, of New Canaan, passed away peacefully in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Sunday, April 19, 2009. Born in Wharton, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Vilda (Graham) Priest. Jeanette enjoyed cooking and quilting and was an avid card and bingo player. She will be sadly missed by her husband, Joseph; son, Walter (Theresa), New Waterford; daughters, Doris (Carl) White, Springhill; Phyllis (Charles) Wheaton, New Canaan; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brother, Lorne (Mildred), Oxford; sisters, Bona Canning, Parrsboro and Linda (James) Townsend, Port Greville, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sons, Kenneth, Tony, Peter and Paul. Arrangements have been entrusted to A. H. Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane St., Springhill, N.S. (902-597-2361). Cremation has taken place. There is no visitation or memorial service. A private family committal service will be held in St. John Anglican Cemetery, Diligent River at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation may do so to the charity of your choice.
SCHOONHOVEN, Jacobus "James"
80, of Middleton, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2009, in Grand View Manor, Berwick. Born in Rotterdam, Holland, he was a son of the late Jacobus and Adriana (Van deWetering) Schoonhoven. Jim immigrated to Canada in 1951 where he met his wife and they were married in 1955. He worked for N.C.R. for 24 years. Later he became self-employed servicing cash registers in the Annapolis Valley. He is survived by his wife, the former Cornelia M. Geleynse; daughters, Betty (Fred) Lajoie, Middleton; Jane (Paul) Crouse, New Minas; sons, Jim (Angie), Morristown; Philip (Kimberley), New Minas; John (Kalana), Cambridge; sister, Elizabeth Hagg, The Hague, Netherlands; brothers, William (Karen), Pittsburg, Penn.; Adriaan (Jeannette), Berkel en Roderijs, Netherlands and 19 grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. Donations in memory may be made to a charity of choice. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:" St. John 11: 25
PATTERSON, Marilyn Ann
60, of 415 South Frederick St., New Glasgow, passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 18, 2009, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Margaret Patterson. Marilyn spent most of her working life in New Glasgow having been employed at Cameron and Fraser, Wear Well Garments and as a personal care worker. Marilyn will be sadly missed by all who knew her, as she was a kind and caring person. She is survived by sisters, Mary (Stewart) Cameron, Toronto, Ont.; Joyce (Joe) Burke, Toronto; Jean (Anthony) Kell, Antigonish; brothers, Walter, New Glasgow; Donald (Adrienne), New Glasgow; Edward (Shirley), New Glasgow; numerous nephews and nieces in Prince Edward Island, Ontario, British Columbia, California and Nova Scotia. She was predeceased by brother, George Roderick; sisters, Janet, Kay and Carol. In keeping with Marilyn's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation will take place with interment in the family plot in Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date. Marilyn was an avid supporter of the SPCA and any memorial gifts to that cause would be appreciated. The family is grateful to Dr. Tom Park, EHS paramedics, and the staff of Aberdeen Hospital for their care and attention, as well as the many expressions of condolences during this difficult time. Arrangements are under the direction of R. H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow.
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 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 of 48 years, Gertrude (Keizer) Osborne; daughter, Karen (David) Misener, Waverley; grandchildren, Rebecca and Donald; sister, Elizabeth (Gerald) Schultz, Dartmouth; brother, Kenneth (Anne), Sackville, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by daughter, Joanne Elena; brother, Jimmy; sisters, Ellen Debaie and Barbara Ann in infancy. Visitation was 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Monday and is today 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 Lung Association of Nova Scotia or charity of choice. Thank you to Dartmouth General for the kindness given to Donald.
HALEY, Stella Louise "Dorothy"
86, Annapolis Royal, formerly of Bear River, passed away April 19, 2009, in Annapolis Royal Health Centre. Born in Bear River, she was a daughter of the late Elem and Flora Darres. Dorothy was a volunteer for the Canadian Red Cross and would knit mittens for Christmas Daddies. She worked for the Bear River Trading Company and Brown's Store in Grandville. She also was the organist for the Pentecostal Church in Digby. She is survived by her sister, Evelyn Henshaw, Bear River; several nieces and nephews; caregivers, Stephen and Louise Wade. She was predeceased by her first husband, Earl Fancy and her second husband, Edward Haley; brothers, Maurice and Aubrey. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday in Advent Christian Church, Lansdown, Earl Waterman officiating. Interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Red Cross Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of one's choice.
KAISER, Laura Olive
80, Port Bickerton, Guysborough Co., died peacefully Sunday, April 19, 2009, in St. Mary's Memorial Hospital, Sherbrooke, with her granddaughter, Tammy at her side. Born in Port Bickerton, she was a daughter of the late Ainslie Winfield and Rhoda (Mailman) Kaiser. She was a member of St. Paul's Anglican Church and other organizations in Port Bickerton. A homemaker all her life, Laura enjoyed quilting, cooking, sewing and baking and was regarded by her family as the best mother and grammy in the world. She is survived by sons, Philip (Vicki), Lawrencetown; Kevin (Donna), Entwistle, Alta.; daughters, Marlene (Havelock) Kaiser, Stillwater; Monica (Kevin) Zilinski, Parksville, B.C.; Annie (Patrick) Hanlon, Dartmouth; brothers, Lionel (Norma), Pinevale; Blair (Jeanne), Buddy (Helen), both of Port Bickerton; special sister-in-law, Ina Mae Kaiser, Port Bickerton; grandchildren, Tony (Shelley), Tammy (Chris) Beck, Lindsay, Adam, Lauren, Ryan (Kendra) Kaiser, Melissa, Arden, Jonathan, Jacob, Sydney; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Wesley Scott Kaiser; brothers, Aubrey, Wallace; sister, Orpha Parsons. Visitation will be held today from 7-9 p.m. in St. Paul's Anglican Church, Port Bickerton and from where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Dawn Legere officiating. Burial in St. Paul's Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Anglican Church or St. Mary's Memorial Hospital, Sherbrooke. Funeral arrangements are under the dignified and compassionate care of G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, 17545 Highway 316, Country Harbour.
WOODFORD, John Patrick
75, Bedford/Kempt Head, passed away April 18, 2009. Born October 9, 1933, in Conception Harbour, N.L., he was a son of the late Theresa and Michael Woodford. He is survived by his daughters, Mary Lee (Leonard) Stephenson, Calgary and Jane (Paul) Tolson, Bedford; his sons, Michael (Angela Frank) Woodford, Bedford and John (Teresa) Woodford, Fall River; brothers, Michael (Margaret) Woodford, Holyrood, N.L. and Phil (Josephine) Woodford, Holyrood, N.L.; sister, Mary (John) Brophy, Holyrood, N.L.; grandchildren, Michael (Tracy), Karen, Jillian, Zane, Aidan and Katharine; great-grandchild, Rogan; former wife, Gladys MacNeil; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Aiden, Leonard, Msgr. Richard, and his sister, Sister Isabel. Dad began his career as an RCMP officer stationed in North Sydney and New Waterford where he was married and subsequently joined the New Waterford Town Police. During his time as a peace officer, he recognized the need for a social welfare system, which he established in New Waterford. He later became the Director of the Community Residence Program for Cape Breton. He oversaw the care and transfer into the community of the mentally and physically disabled from the institutions of the day. He spent his professional career helping those who could not help themselves and was the recipient of the Municipal Social Services Award for 31 years of service. He was a board member and past president of the Eastern Family Services Association. He served on the board of Directors of the Sydney Kinsmen Resource Centre as well as numerous other community organizations. He retired to the beautiful Bras d'Or Lakes in Kempt Head in 1994. As a Master Mariner he spent many summer days sailing the Bras d'Or Lakes with family and friends on his beloved sailboat, the Mary Jane. Dad was diagnosed with Lewy Body Disease a little over a year ago and lived at The Berkeley retirement home at first in Halifax and, most recently, in Bedford. We would like to thank those at The Berkeley who cared for Dad over the last year. We would especially like to thank Dr. Howard Conter and Dr. Kenneth Rockwood and their staff who provided Dad with extraordinary care in his battle with Lewy Body Disease. A private family service was held on April 19, and cremation took place April 20. As Dad wished, a service will be held this summer on the Bras d'Or Lakes at Saint Joaquin's Parish. Donations can be made in his memory to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
74, Halifax, died Monday, April 20, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Xerokambi, Greece, she was a daughter of Vasilios and Maria Voltis. She came to Canada in 1957 to join her siblings, Mando (Kapsales), Beulah (Kordolemis, deceased), Kia (Galatis) and Kosta (Voltis, deceased). Brother George (Voltis, deceased) remained in Athens, Greece. Over the years, Christina had worked alongside fellow Greeks in establishments such as Karas Lunch, Riviera Restaurant, Coachroom, as well as with her husband, Nick, at the Gottingen Shoe Repair. She is survived by children, Tony, Beulah, Vasili, Maria (Nazaryan); son-in-law, Manny and grandson, Nicholas, as well as numerous nephews and nieces and their children. Christina was a gentle, caring person who loved being surrounded by her family and friends who she enjoyed feeding. She adored children and showed great warmth to animals. She will always live in our hearts. The visitation will be in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, on Wednesday, April 22, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be Thursday, April 23, in St. George's Greek Orthodox Church, Halifax, Father Panagiotis Maropoulos officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.
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, Gerald and Clarence Surette, both of Yarmouth; Gary Surette, Tusket; 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 was no visitation by request. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., today from 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 Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
BRYDON, Alberta Edith
95, Black Rock, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2009, in Wolfville Nursing Home. Born in Berwick, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Edith (Coldwell) Thomas. Alberta was a caring and loving mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Alberta is survived by her chosen children, daughter, Deanna Thomas, Black Rock; son, Kenneth Brydon, Black Rock; brother, Louis Thomas, Windsor; sisters-in-law, Phyllis (Allison) Fisher, Somerset; Jean Brydon, Black Rock; brother-in-law, Vere Brydon, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Paul (Tammy) Pineo, Ponoka, Alta.; Harold Pineo, Black Rock; Janet Bentley, Falmouth; Patricia Vieira, Truro; Ronald (Wendy) Pineo, Georgetown, Ont.; 10 great grandchildren; one great great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews and special friends, Pauline Watkins, Boynton Beach, Fla.; Jean Calkin, Black Rock. Besides her parents, Alberta was predeceased by her husband, Chester Brydon; brother, Fenton Thomas and grandson, Allan Pineo. There will be no visitation by the family's request. A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday April 22, in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, NS B0P 1E0 (902-538-9900), Rev. Elizabeth Johnson officiating. Interment will take place in Berwick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to Black Rock Baptist Church or to Kings County SPCA. There can be no darkness, where we have the light of God to guide us.