DONIGIEWICZ, Stanislaw Bronislaw
August 13, 1922 - February 23, 2009. It is with sadness we announce the sudden passing of Dr. Stan Donigiewicz, at the age of 86. Stan's family honoured his passing with a private family service, sharing many happy memories. He leaves behind his wife, Danuta (Niedzielska); children, Barbara Hill, Wanda (Kelvin) Brown, Adam Donigiewicz; his grandchildren, Steve Reddy, Elizabeth (Mike) Reddy-Lewis, Alicia, Stefan, Andrew, and Gornel Brown; sisters, Danuta Makolondra and Krystyna Kwiatkowski; sister-in-law, Mietka Pogorska, and, his extended family in Poland, Montreal, Australia, and the United States. Stan was born and spent his early years in Stanislawow, Poland. At the age of 17, and upon the commencement of the Second World War, he escaped ahead of the invading German Army by crossing the border into Romania, eventually joining the Polish Free Fighting Forces (Cavalry) in Egypt. He later transferred into the Polish Allied Forces under British Command as an Able Seaman (Navy) "Sparker". He crisscrossed the Atlantic on Polish Tribal Class destroyers escorting convoys, with an additional stint aboard the "Queen Mary" transporting German POWs. A favoured memory was when his horse jumped into a foxhole after him. At the end of the war, he took an opportunity to complete his high school education in Glasgow, Scotland and continued on to study medicine at Edinburgh University, finishing his medical degree in Leeds, England. He met Danuta in Medical School and they were married in 1948. Stan and Danuta decided to immigrate to America in 1952 where Stan obtained his specialty in Anesthesiology at Boston General Hospital. Their next move was to Antigonish for Stan's first job, at St. Martha's Hospital where he practiced anesthesia for the next 13 years. They loved their life in Antigonish, raising their family, making lifelong friends and spending happy summers at their cottage in Jimtown. Stan worked for 20 more years in Nova Scotia at the Halifax Infirmary and as a lecturer at Dalhousie Medical School until his retirement in 1986. Stan's greatest enjoyments throughout his life were photography, sailing and communing with nature, especially at their home by the sea in Boutilier's Point, St. Margaret's Bay. His love of life included his family, bird watching, classical music, gardening, canoeing and just general puttering about. During their retirement years, Stan and Danuta traveled extensively. For several winters they traveled to and lived in Largo, Fla. They eventually moved to British Columbia to be closer to family, settling in Chemainus for 13 years and then in Tsawwassen. In the years before his slow decline with Alzheimer's, and even into the latter stages of the disease, Stan was loved by all for his warm smiles, his gentle and gentlemanly nature, and his wonderful sense of humour. Stan is greatly missed by his family, friends, and those who took such good care of him these past three years in Kinsman Retirement Centre, Tsawwassen. Messages of condolence can be forwarded to Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta, BC V4K 1W6 - (604) 946-6040.
Memorial donations, if desired, can be made to the Alzheimer Society.
DISBROWE, Peter George "Pete"
Age 47 of Dartmouth, died April 13, 2009, at home. Born in St. Thomas, Ont., he was a son of P. George Sr. and Lynn (Voaden) Disbrowe. Pete would start his morning by driving to Eastern Passage, where he would sit and look out over the water before going to work. He was an avid model builder, fisherman, enjoyed drag racing, cars, paint balling with his son Jake and had a passion for his on-line radio station (www.firebirdnation.com). Peter looked forward to going to the summer cottage in Bobcagyeon, Ont. He very much enjoyed going to car shows and the Quinpool Road cruises with his daughter Shelby. Peter is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Sharon (Bates); daughter, Shelby, Dartmouth; son, Jake, Dartmouth; sister, Katherine (Donald) Patterson, St. Thomas; and nieces, Jennifer and Katelyn. Peter was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. W. Voaden and uncle, Robert Voaden. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, April 20, in St. James United Church, Rev. Glenn MacLean officiating. Donations may be made to Hope for Wildlife Society. Family flowers only.
EISAN, Sabina Theo
74, of Ship Harbour, passed away on April 16, 2009, in Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital. Born in East Jeddore on October 16, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Eva Arnold. A dedicated wife, devoted mother and loving grandmother and great-grandmother, Sabina took pleasure in caring for her family, her friends, and her home. She had a generous heart, and was a mother to not only her own children, but also to everyone who needed her love and guidance through the years. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, sewing, crocheting and knitting. She suffered for many years with various health problems and pain, but kept going with a strong spirit and pure determination. She never stopped smiling. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 55 years, Lyle; sons, John (Diane) and Andrew; daughter, Alicia (Chris) Young; grandchildren, Sarah (Philip) Colbert, Alex, Tim and Dylan; great-granddaughter, Madison; brothers, Ken (Shirley) Arnold and Charles (Marie) Arnold; and her many nieces and nephews and their families. She was predeceased by sisters, Etta, Mabel, and Violet Pearl (in infancy), Lydia Arnold, Beatrice McKenna, and Jerine Webber; brothers, Ernest and Spencer (in infancy), Howard, Herbert, and Frank. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held in St. Stephen's Anglican Church in Lower Ship Harbour on Monday, April 20, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Twin Oaks/Birches Charitable Health Care Foundation. She will be forever in our hearts.
WALSH, Leslie Ann
69, of Tantallon, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2009, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of Vivian (Sheppard) Whynacht, Halifax, and the late Robert Cutler. Along with her mother, she is survived by her husband, Rev. Richard Walsh; children, Susan (David) Bailey, Robert, both of Tantallon; Jennifer (Trevor) Wadden, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Cutler, William, Tyler, Sarah and Madison; brother, Frank (Grace) Whynacht; sister, Jean (Pete) Blackie, Gander, N.L.; several nieces, nephews, grandniece and extended family. Besides her father she is predeceased by her stepfather, Cecil Whynacht. Leslie was a devoted daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. She was involved in many church organizations, including St. Peter's Perish Merrymakers, various ACW's and was the last President of the Alexandra Society of Kings College. In previous years she had devoted her time as a Brownie leader and choir mother. She enjoyed gardening, reading, crafts and especially her family. The family will receive visitors 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, in Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, 13549 Peggy's Cove Rd., Tantallon. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, April 20, in St. James' Anglican Church, Boutilier's Point, Rev. Mark Marshall officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Save the Bells Fund, St. George's Anglican Church and/or IWK Health Centre Foundation, Halifax. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
84, Truro, passed away April 16, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Onslow, June 22, 1924, he was a son of the late Purley and Clara (Graham) Lorraine. Lloyd was a gentleman who was proud of his family and had a quiet, beautiful heart and personality. He gave of himself willingly as a community leader. His passions, next to his family, were cribbage and gardening. He loved sharing the vegetables with everyone. Lloyd is survived by his sister, Annie Mary Haughn, Halifax; brother-in-law, Charles Reid Hill; sisters-in-law, Margaret Lorraine, Shirley Lorraine; numerous nieces and nephews and special grandnephews, Grant and Ross Van Zeumeren. He was predeceased by sisters, Florence Nightingale Johnson, Leta Gertrude Hill; brothers, Hector Murray, James Alexander, Laurie Wilfred, Edward Francis; brothers-in-law, Lester Irving (Florence) Johnson, Quentin (Annie) Haughn; and wonderful traveling companion, Dr. Ross Main with whom he traveled the world. The family would like to thank the following people for their compassion and kindness on Lloyd's behalf - Margie Johnson, Shelia Richards, Rev. Gerald Kerr, Ruth Barnhill and staff at Karlaine Place Ltd., Truro, and the Medical Day Unit of Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. In keeping with Lloyd's wishes, cremation has taken place, no service by request. Committal will be in Onslow Island Cemetery at a later date. Donations in Lloyd's memory may be made to Onslow Island Cemetery through Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, with whom arrangements have been entrusted.
BOUDREAU, Mary "Madeline"
86, passed away suddenly on April 15, 2009. Born on April 19, 1922, in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth French. She was a kind and loving person who touched the lives of everyone she knew. Her laugh and sense of humor will be greatly missed. She was a member of the Purcell's Cove Social Club and enjoyed playing on the Ladies Dart Team for many years. She was predeceased by her first husband, the late Victor Boudreau and by her common-law husband, Worrell Smith. She leaves behind her daughters, Madelyn (Gary) Conway, Fergusons Cove; Brenda (Reggie) Topple, West Chester; Gail (Gordie) McLaughlin, Sambro Head; her sons, Leonard (Barb) Boudreau, British Columbia; Eugene (Marie) Boudreau, Ship Harbour; Ricky, Halifax; sister, Marion, Moose River and brothers, Gordon, Hammonds Plains and Roy (Rennie), Enfield. Madeline also leaves behind her grandchildren, Glen, Scott, Tammy, Bonnie-Jo, Lorena, Amy, Tammy, David, Stephen, Melissa, Reggie, Crystal and Randall; great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Cody, Sarah, Shianne, Nathan, Callie, Evan, Ryan, Corey, Brandon and Tasha. She was predeceased by her children, Donald, Gary, Gladys; brothers, Doug, Albert and sisters, Edna, Jule and Edith. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Cruikshank's Funeral Home. At her request, no service or visitation will be held.
FAWSON, Percy Louis "Timer"
80, Mount Uniacke, passed away April 17, 2009, at home. Born April 30, 1928, in Halifax, he was the son of the late Percival and Irene (McGrath) Fawson. He is survived by his first wife, Theresa (Collins), Halifax; his second wife, Linda Warren, Mount Uniacke; his daughter, Margaret, Halifax; sons, James (Lynda), Calgary; Frank (Wynne), Dayspring; Patrick (Pauline), Bedford; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Ruth Menear and brother, Robert. Timer was a member of Mount Uniacke Legion Branch 165 and The Black Watch Association. He served in the Army for 26 years and was awarded the Korea, Volunteer Special Force, Nato, UN Korea, Queens Jubilee and C.D. Medals. He also served in the Militia Army Reserve. He worked at CFB Stadacona as a plumber for 15 years. Timer loved to work in his garage, tease, joke, have suppers out, quick visits with people, going for drives, watching the weather channel, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. He was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone that needed it. Timer will be dearly missed and never forgotten by those who have known him. Timer's family would like to thank all the doctors, VON, Bev and the Palliative Care Team, homecare workers, as well as all the neighbours who have been so helpful at this very difficult time. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, April 19, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville with a legion service at 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held Monday, April 20, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Reception to follow in the family reception area. Burial will take place at 3 p.m. in Hillgrove Cemetery, Digby County. Family flowers only. Donations in Timer's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
MacLELLAN (Montrose), Genevieve E.
of Jubilee Avenue, Stellarton, passed away peacefully on April 16, 2009, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, following a courageously fought battle with Parkinson's disease, which she did so bravely and with dignity over a period of 13 years. Genevieve was truly an inspiration to her family, friends and caregivers, when with her strong and steadfast faith in God her savior, was given the amazing strength to cope and bravely face her illness each day. Born in Pugwash Junction , Cumberland Co., Genevieve was the loving daughter of the late Clifford and Rose (Ripley) Montrose. She was a devoted and faithful member of First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton, and while in good health enjoyed being active and supportive of the different church organizations, including being a member of the ladies auxiliary of First Presbyterian Church. At this time we, as Genevieve's family, would like to sincerely express our gratitude to Rev. Charles McPherson for his pastoral care so faithfully given to our mother, on his regular visits to her home which she truly enjoyed and very much appreciated. Following graduation from Oxford High School and Nova Scotia Teachers College, Truro, Genevieve wishing to further her education, enrolled in and completed university studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax, and also studies in England, enabling her to have achieved her future teaching career. During her teaching years, Genevieve was highly respected by both students and parents, who had always remembered her for her outstanding qualities of kindness, patience, integrity, wisdom, determination, and for always having been able to find extra time following regular school hours to assist her students whenever possible, who will in future years fondly remember Genevieve as a special teacher and friend. Genevieve held teaching positions in both Cumberland and Pictou Counties, having taught her latter years at the G.R. Saunders School in Stellarton from where she retired. Surviving are sons, Brian (Martha) MacLellan of Halifax; Wayne MacLellan of Stellarton; her cherished grandchildren, Aleka and Nicholas, both of Halifax; devoted sister, Ruth Hattie and brother-in-law, Don of Sackville, N.B.; sister-in-law, Kaye Montrose, Kingston, Ont.; several nieces and nephews and spouses from out of province, Sharon, Glenda, Karen, Susan, Christopher, John, David, Michael; sisters-in-law, Bessie MacLellan, Eleanor (Bruce) Heighton and Grace (Don) Murray, all of Pictou. Besides her parents, Clifford and Rose Montrose and parents-in-law, Clifford and Olive MacLellan, Genevieve was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd in 1980; sister, Bernice Porteous and brother-in-law, Carman and by her only brother, Harold Montrose. A heartfelt thank you is being expressed to so many friends for their kindness and love shown to our mother, Genevieve during her years of illness, to the very dedicated home care workers for providing such tender love and caring each day. To family doctors, Anita and Rudolph Bohmer for their care and compassion shown over many years, and to the nurses and staff and volunteer workers of Aberdeen Hospital for their kind assistance. The family will receive visitors from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton . Funeral service will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. from First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton with Rev. Charles McPherson officiating. Burial will be in Durham Cemetery. A time of fellowship will follow the service in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Genevieve may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton or to a charity of one's choice.
BOUDREAU, Joseph Norris "Lou"
Born July 1, 1932, Petit De Grat, Cape Breton, passed away peacefully with his loving family at his bedside on April 29, 2009. Lou retired from the military in 1986 after 37 years of service. Lou is survived by his wife of 52 years, Peggy; his children, Annette (John), Shawn (Curtis), Michael (Donna), Hailey, Courtney (Jamie), Cheryl (Alex), Sydney (Shelby); his sister-in-law, Betty. Lou is also survived by his siblings, Elise (George), Remie, Delima (Etienne), Melda, Lena (Lenny), Jeff (Rosaline), Bobby (Brenda). He was predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Roseanna Boudreau; brother-in-law, Ceasar Boudreau; sister-in-law, Ida Boudreau. After 37 years in the military, Lou retired to a life of golfing, fishing and carving. He was very family oriented and will be dearly missed by his family, nieces, nephews and many friends. Cremation has taken place. The family received friends at the Weaver Family Funeral Home, 170 Dundas St., W Trenton on Friday, May 1, from 6-9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Wooler on Saturday, May 2 at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations to Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation will be appreciated.
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. Legion service to be held in Rowlings Funeral Home, Musquodoboit Harbour at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 20. Cremation has taken place. Family flowers only. Donations to St. Mark's Church, Porter's Lake or your charity of choice.
SMUCK (Rahey), Deebie Ann
55, Sydney/Mississauga, Ont., died April 16, 2009. A daughter of Connie Rahey and Carl Rahey. Also surviving are husband, Barry; son, Calvin Hann; grandchildren, C.J., Valerie; sisters, Catherine "Cathy" Rahey ,Carol MacAskill, Carla and Candace Rahey; stepmother, Linda Rahey; stepdaughter, Terri Smuck; grandson, Logan. Predeceased by grandparents, Katie and Jim Vasilakis, Deebie and Richard Rahey. Visitation today 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, Sydney. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday in funeral home chapel. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.