FORD, Phyllis Ora
81, formerly of Forest Glen, passed away in Tidal View Manor on April 20, 2009. Born in Forest Glen, Yarmouth Co. on May 1, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Effie (Allen) Cosman. She lived in Oshawa, Ont. for several years. She is survived by brothers, George (Shirley), Brooklyn; John (Gertie), Shannonville, Ont.; sister, Charlene Walsh, Oshawa; Norma (Phillipe) Ouellet, Montreal, Que.; nephews, Edward Walsh, Hebron; Daniel (Sandra) Walsh, Truro; nieces, Donna (Dave) Birkett, Oshawa and Leeah Walsh, Hebron and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Wendell and her brother, Bernard Cosman. Phyllis is resting in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth. Visitation will take place 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Rev. A. D. "Bill" Newell officiating. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Interment in Carleton Cemetery. Family flowers only.
REID, Muriel Olive
87, of Waterville, Kings Co., passed away at home on Sunday, April 19, 2009, with her daughters, Sheila and Karen by her side. Born in Waterville, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Eva (Redman) Lightfoot. Muriel was a lifelong member of Waterville Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughters, Pearl (Jack) Suderman, Edmonton, Alta.; Sheila (Edwin Avery), Grafton and Karen, Waterville; son, Harold Jr. (Patricia), Dempsey's Corner; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and a great great-grandchild; sister, Eunice Meisner, Berwick. Muriel was also predeceased by daughter, Eileen Smith; sister, Winnifred Lightfoot and three siblings in infancy. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Annapolis Valley Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook. At the family's request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Interment will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Muriel may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses or a charity of choice.
PITTS, Doris Veronica Ann "Dory"
71, New Glasgow, passed away suddenly, Sunday, April 19, 2009, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by her family. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Peter Simon and Mary Alice (Pelerine) DeCoste. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, New Glasgow. For many years, Dory was employed as housekeeper at St. John's the Baptist Rectory. She enjoyed quilt making, cooking and baking. Her family and friends were extremely important and she cherished the moments when they came to visit. Surviving are daughters, Donna (Lee) McIntyre, New Glasgow; Corrine Burgoyne, New Glasgow; Terri Pitts (Heather Mulock), Vancouver, B.C.; son, Dean Pitts (Lori Lewis), New Glasgow; sisters, Janet (Rene) Pettipas, Larry's River/Pine Tree; Kaye (Donnie) Hoare, Fraser's Mountain; Patsy (Elmer) MacDonald, Little Harbour Road; Corrine (Hillard) MacDonald, New Glasgow; brother, Albert (Louise) DeCoste, New Glasgow; grandchildren, Tyler, Sara, Emma and Sophie, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald George Pitts. The family will receive visitors 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Gary MacPherson presiding. No flowers by request. Donations may be made in her memory to any charity of choice.
DUGUÈ, Guy Paul Adrien
58, of Windsor Forks, Hants Co., passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born on November 26, 1950, in St. Pierre et Miquelon, he was a son of the late Georges and Marie (Guibert) Dugué (of St. Pierre et Miquelon). Guy was a devoted beef farmer for over 40 years. It was his love of farming that led him to settle in Windsor in 1979. He was a dedicated and self-made man who fully enjoyed his work and his businesses. Guy is survived by his wife of 30 years, the former Josette Farvacque; sons, Gwena‘l, Windsor; Samuel, Newport Station; daughters, Corinne and Janick, St. Pierre et Miquelon; several grandchildren; sister, Olga (Jean) Urtizbéréa, St. Pierre et Miquelon; brother, Adrien Dugué, Cormier Village, N.B.; several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held, 6-8 p.m. today in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King St., Windsor, where funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 22. Interment will be held at a later date. Family flowers only, donations in memory of Guy may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of one's choice.
ANDERSON, Amour Elain
Of Glace Bay, died April 18, 2009, in Seaview Manor. She was a daughter of Roderick and Mary (Beaton) Anderson. Surviving are sisters, Mary (Earl) Demont and Thelma MacDonald, both of Glace Bay; brother, Lorne, Coxheath; sister-in-law, Marge Anderson; many nieces, nephews and cousins; special grand nieces, Brittany, Caitlin, Renee and Chelsea Demont, Bloomington, Ill. She was predeceased by sister, Francis Broderick; brother, Roderick Anderson. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Patten Funeral Home, Glace Bay, 849-7520. Service in Knox United Church, Wednesday, at 7 p.m.
TAYLOR, Walter Robert
88, born November 21, 1920, of Stanley Bridge, P.E.I., formerly of Montréal, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 18, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital, with his family by his side, following a courageous battle with cancer. He will be sadly missed by his friends and family, his loving wife, Joyce (Worthy) of 66 years; sons, Cliff (Helga), Brian, and daughter, Shirley (Neill); granddaughter, Sabina arrived with her children, Evan, Nicholas and Alexander from Victoria, B.C., and grandson, Steve with little son, Liam, from Fort Myers, Fla. Other immediate family members included Carl from Vancouver, and Karin from Fort Myers, who sent their loving thoughts. Walter was predeceased by his brother, Gerald, and is also lovingly remembered by his sister, Judy and cousins, Pearl and Diana. Prior to conscription in 1939, Walter sailed from Halifax with the Royal Montréal Regiment to serve overseas returning at War's end to Montreal in 1945. He was later joined by his War Bride, Joyce, and infant son, Cliff, who arrived on the Queen Mary via Pier 21 on Father's Day, 1946. Walter was employed for 34 years with the English Montréal School Board. He was also a past President of the Montréal Chapter of Civitan International. Our dad was a devoted husband and loving father. Mention of his name brings smiles of remembrance. He adored his children, grandchildren, and his great-grandchildren. Children were always drawn to their Opa by his gentle humour and engaging way he played with them. We know that a good, kind person like Dad will never go anywhere but to Heaven and God will look after him forever. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 22, in Christ Church, 50 Wentworth St., Dartmouth, at 2 p.m., followed by a reception in the church hall. It was Walter's wish that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made in his memory to the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home.
SIMM, Craig Aulay
41, Beaver Bank, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, in the Centennial Building, QEII, Halifax. Born in Windsor, he was a son of Wendell and Carole (Barkhouse) Simm, West Gore. He played in bluegrass bands since he was 14 years old and had been a member of the "A New Shade of Blue" bluegrass band since 1990. Craig and the band had won numerous awards over the years. Craig attained the Master's Award in Bass Player of the Year category. They played at various festivals in Canada and Northeastern United States. He is survived by his wife, Janet (Barron); brothers, Derrick (Janet), Hammonds Plains; Dean (Tracy), West Gore; several nieces and a nephew. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today, with a celebration of Craig's life, 2 p.m., Friday, April 24, both in Church of Christ Disciples, West Gore, Rev. Angus R. MacDonald officiating. Interment in West Gore Cemetery. Donations in memory of Craig may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
MATTHEWS, Mary Edna
We, the family of the late Mary Edna Matthews, 49, of Cleveland, are saddened to announce her death, which occurred as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Monday, April 20, 2009, in Cleveland. Edna was a daughter of Thomas and Mary (MacDonald) Matthews of Grand Anse. Born in Arichat, Edna enjoyed landscaping, house painting to car repairs. There wasn't any job too big or too small that she wouldn't lend a hand to. She had the biggest heart and she would do anything for anyone. She is survived by sons, Justin Alexander MacRae, Halifax; Joseph Russell MacRae (Miranda MacDonald), at home; daughter, Jennifer Edna Lynn, (Bernie MacIntyre), Port Hastings; sisters, Debbie Phillips (Jimmy), Kempt Road; Clarissa Matthews (Bernard), River Bourgeois; Sheila Matthews (Wayne), Grand Anse; Audrey MacRae (Daniel), Dundee; Colleen Innes (Paul), Louisdale; brothers, Gerrard Burke (Eileen), The Points; Vincent Burke, Toronto, Ont.; Jerome Burke, Terry Matthews (Sharon), both of Halifax; Dougald (Lydia), St. Peter's; Tommy, Martin and Lawrence, all of Grand Anse; Hubert, West Bay. She was predeceased by brother, Donald. Visitation will be held in River Bourgeois Community Funeral Home in River Bourgeois this evening from 7-9 p.m. and on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 25, in Black River United Church, Black River at 11 a.m., with Minister Wayne Yorke officiating. Burial to take place in Black River United Church Cemetery, Black River. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations can be made to the family.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home in Arichat.
BANFIELD, Mark A.
47, Halifax, died suddenly on April 21, 2009. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Kenneth and Jessie (Smith) Banfield. He worked for over 35 years in the printing industry. Mark was a warm and caring man, loved by his friends and family who will miss his unique expressions known as "Markisms". Mark was a city boy with country roots. He loved to cook and was always up for a party. He always wanted to be NASCAR driver, maybe this dream will now come true in Heaven. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Dawn (Bailey) Banfield, Head Chezzetcook; brother, Michael (Valerie), Dartmouth; sister, Wendy Banfield, Halifax; nephew, Christopher and niece, Breanna, Dartmouth. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service to be held in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, Saturday, April 25, at 10 a.m. with reception to follow. In honor of Mark's memory, donations may be made to a worthy cause of your choice.
MOMBOURQUETTE, John James
80, Halifax, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Sydney on November 7, 1928, he was a son of the late David and Mary (Doucette) Mombourquette. Over the years he lived in Toronto and Halifax. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and then went on to work as an upholstery maker. He is survived by brothers, Leo, Sydney; Stanley, Calgary, Alta.; Mike, Barrie, Ont.; sisters, Anna Mae, Arizona; Pat, British Columbia, and nieces and nephews. He lived with niece, Edith Goulet and great-niece and nephew, Kayla and Tyson. He was predeceased by wife, Marion Thouless; sister, Lydia; brothers, Lester, James, and Arthur. Visitation will take place Sunday, April 26, in Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home, 2032 Robie St. from 1 p.m. until a service time of 3 p.m. in Cruikshank's Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Matthew Lucas will officiate. Interment will take place at a later date in Beachwood Cemetery, Toronto, Ont. Donations in memory of John may be made to Elim Place - Assisted Living for Seniors, 406-7480.
KING, Nicole Elizabeth "Niki"
Cleveland, Richmond Co. It is with great sadness and grief that we announce the sudden passing of Nicole Elizabeth King, 16, Monday, April 20, 2009, daughter of Charles and Fiona (Briggs) King of Cleveland. Niki, to everyone, was a shining light in our lives and in our hearts and will remain so always. A grade 11 student at SAERC she excelled in school and in sports. Awarded a gold and silver ribbon by SAERC for academic achievements, she was also an All Star (2007 and 2008), also MVP at the midget volleyball provincials as well, standout midfielder for West Richmond Soccer Club. In the last year she started her first real job at Sobeys, Port Hawkesbury, which she really enjoyed! Her smile lit up any room and we will smile when we remember it. In her short time she lived life to the fullest and there were few things she had not seen or accomplished. She was a daughter, cousin, granddaughter, niece, and friend we were all very proud of. She traveled far and wide, usually with her mother and friend at her side and made friends wherever she went. Niki will be missed forever by her mother and father; her grandfather, David "Grampy" Briggs, Cleveland; grandmother, Myrtle "Nanny" King, Port Hastings; Uncle Mike and Aunt Cheryl Briggs; cousins who were like brothers, Adam, Andrew and Evan, all of Port Hawkesbury; uncle, godfather and friend, Steve Briggs, Cleveland; aunt, Brenda and uncle, Bob MacEachern; cousins, Cameron, Heather and Courtney, all of Port Hastings; godmother "Aunty" Beth Dobson, Port Hawkesbury; special aunt, Jo Ann and uncle, Jack Armitage, St. Georges Channel; proud great-aunt, Judy Hill, Scotland and her special friend, Colton Carroll, West Bay Road. She will also be missed by her dogs, Maddie and Bailey. She will also be remembered by family and friends throughout Canada, United Kingdom and the United States. Niki was predeceased by her maternal grandmother, Joan Briggs and her paternal grandfather, Leonard King. Visitation will be Friday 2-9 p.m. in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Mark's United Church, Port Hawkesbury, with Rev. Sheldon LeGrow officiating. Cremation to follow. Burial at a later date in Grantville Cemetery, Grantville. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations in memory of Niki may be made to the Labrador Rescue Club of Nova Scotia at any branch of the Royal Bank or St. Mark's United Church.
WEBB, Gordon Willard
68, North Noel Road, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax, with his family by his side. Born November 13, 1940, in North Noel Road, he was a son of the late Willard and Melissa (McCulloch) Webb. Gordon loved the outdoors, his family and friends but most of all his wife Alva who he's never forgotten since she passed away in 2006. Gordon loved to travel to visit his brother Ned in Kelowna, B.C. and enjoyed his time there when he and Alva would visit. He was never home, always busy and on the go even after his retirement as a truck driver from Barrett Lumber where he was employed for over 30 years and made many friends. Gordon was a quiet, good natured man and always willing to give a helping hand to family, friends and even strangers, who became friends. Family, friends, camping, gardening and trips, he loved it all. The liar's club will never be the same, his second home at Charlie's Garage. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Gordon is survived by his son, Jared (Leslie), Kennetcook; daughter, Bonnie (Tony), Windsor; grandchildren, Lisa, Jerica, Julia, Leigha and Kaitie; brother, Arthur Nelson, Kelowna, B.C. and Sydney, Truro. Gordon was predeceased by his wife, Alva (2006); brother, Leroy and sister, Ruby. Cremation has taken place with no visitation by request. A graveside committal service (open to all) will be held Saturday, April 25, at 11 a.m. in East Noel Cemetery, Chuck Paterson officating. Reception to follow in Little White Hall, Noel Road. Donations in memory of Gordon can be made to East Noel Cemetery or a charity of choice. The family would like to thank everyone on 9B nursing; staff of the V.G. Site, QEII; Debbie, Donna, Helen, Bernice, Charman and Athula, your kindness will ever be remembered. Arrangements entrusted to the compassionate care of J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Hwy. 354, Kennetcook, Hants Co., NS BON 1PO 1-902-362-2440.