CLEVELAND, Rena Arlene
89, a resident of Rosedale Nursing Home, New Germany, and formerly of Clearland, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 16, 2009, in the Home. Rena was born in Gold River, Lunenburg Co., a daughter of the late Wallace and Bertha Kaiser. She liked to garden and enjoyed singing, music and cards. Rena is survived by her daughters, Paulette (Sherman) "Buddy" Hirtle, Clearland; and Margaret Warner, Western Shore; son, Barry (Debbie), Oakland; grandchildren, Elvis Hirtle (Marion), Mahone Bay; Terry and Dale Hirtle, both of Clearland; Sherry Hirtle, Edmonton, Alta.; Laurie Ann Rhodenizer (Todd), Bridgewater; Terry Lee Campbell (Basil), Lunenburg; Kathy Crook (Richard), Oakland; Jefferey Warner, Western Shore; Shawn Warner, Charlene Warner (Carl), all of Blockhouse; Ricky Warner (Ruth), Clearland; and Vivian Aulenback (Ronny), Northfield; 23 great-grandchildren. Rena was predeceased by her husband, Gordon; and her daughter, Sheila. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Monday in Davis Funeral Home, Chester. A graveside service for Rena will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Western Shore Cemetery, with Rev. Bonnie Baird officiating. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
MacLEOD, Lloyd Stanley
87 years old and 14 year resident of Colorado Springs, Colo., died peacefully at home with his family on April 15, 2009. He was born August 4, 1921, in Halifax, to parents, Minnie and Murdoch MacLeod. Lloyd served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. He was the radio technician on board an escort Corvette, the H.M.C.S. Forest Hill. He was married August 25, 1945, in Verdun, Que., to Margaret McKinnon. They moved to Phoenix, Ariz. and lived there for over 40 years. In 1983, he retired after 30 years as a manager for Mountain Bell. He was preceded in death by brothers, Seldon and Murray MacLeod; and sister, Hazel Miller. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Margaret "Peggy". He is also survived by his daughters, Ruth MacLeod, Salem, Ore.; Janet Torfin and her husband Doug, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and his grandson, David Torfin, Ft. Collins, Colo.; sisters, Daisy Greenwood, Shirley (Robert) Richey, Lola (Burton) Gaudet, Canada; brother-in-law, David McKinnon, Ft. Collins, Colo.; sisters-in-law, Joan MacKinnon, Victoria, B.C.; Alice McKinnon, Canada; and many nieces and nephews. Lloyd was devoted to his family. He was loved and will be dearly missed. There will be a private memorial service for the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to: Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation, 825 East Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3624.
DeLANCEY, Viola B. "Vi"
1934 - 2009, 75, wife of J. Arnold DeLancey of Moncton, N.B., passed away peacefully at her residence on Friday, April 17, 2009. Born in Jordan Falls, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Marguerite (Williams) Winfield. A homemaker, Viola loved gardening, people, and canvassing for various societies. She was an adherent of Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church and in her earlier years was employed with the Royal Bank of Canada in Halifax and Moncton, N.B. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, but most of all, she loved her Lord. In addition to her husband of 49 years, Arnold, Viola will be sadly missed by her son, Robert and his wife, Cindy; her loving grandchildren, Jessica, Laura, Khalid; sisters, Ruby (Edward) Longard, Halifax; Alice Walker, Sackville; Kathleen (Doug) MacDonald, Dartmouth; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by sisters, Mary (Walter) Mouland (Sydney); Mildred (Sackville); brothers, Roy S. W. Winfield, Stephen Winfield, George "Jim". Visitation in Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Rd., Moncton, N.B. (506-858-1995), Saturday, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church, Mountain Road, Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m., Rev. Paul Pattison officiating. Interment will be in Fair Haven Memorial Gardens. In Vi's memory, donations to a memorial of the donor's choice would be appreciated.
MILLER (Berezofsky), Betty
90, of Montreal, Que., Halifax, and Ottawa, Ont. passed away peacefully in Montreal, Que. on Thursday, April 16, 2009. Betty is survived by her loving family, children, Ellen Park, Durango, Colo., and Mark Medicoff, Montreal, Que.; grandchild, Zack Medicoff, Toronto, Ont.; sisters, Fay Klopot, Toronto, Ont.; and Jean Rivier, Ottawa, Ont.; her son-in-law, Ross Park; and daughter-in-law, Marion Kery; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Predeceased by her parents, her husbands, Harry Medicoff and Edgar Miller; her brother, Louie; and her infant sister, Esther Bella. Heartfelt gratitude to her caregivers and the nursing staff of the Montefiore Residence, with special thanks to Ellen Tissenbaum and Janie Desroches for their devoted care. Betty will be sadly missed for her energy and great gifts of love. Funeral will be held in Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., Montreal, Que., on Sunday, April 19, at 11:30 a.m. Burial in the New Jewish Cemetery, Ottawa, Ont. Shiva at the Montefiore Residence on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to: Congregation Dorshei Emet, (514) 486-9400.
KYLE, Susan Margaret
59, of Halifax, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born April 20, 1949, in Staten Island, N.Y., she was a daughter of John Howard Payne and Margaret Gertrude Payne (Cox). When Susan was seven years old her mother passed away and she was raised by her loving Aunt Florence in Brooklyn, N.Y. After graduating from high school, Susan went on to complete her LPN diploma from Grasslands School of Nursing in White Plains, N.Y. She then accepted a position at Boston Children's Hospital where she worked for three years before taking time off to travel through the United States, Canada and Mexico. She immigrated to Montreal in the early 1970s and worked in Montreal Children's Hospital. Susan then completed her RN diploma at Seneca College in Toronto in 1975. While in Toronto, Susan met her future husband, Allister who followed her down to Nova Scotia where she accepted a position at the Victoria General Hospital. In 1977 Susan and Allister were married in Halifax where they spent the next 32 years together. In 1983 Susan gave birth to twins, Tiffany and Alex. Susan was a loving mother and dedicated nurse, and continued to work at the QEII Hospital until she was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2000. Susan was an avid hockey fan and a dedicated Toronto Maple Leafs supporter. She enjoyed gardening, spending time with her "boys", Patch and Marvin (dogs) and just recently her new role as a grandmother. She is survived by her devoted husband of 32 years, Allister; daughter, Tiffany, Ottawa; son, Alex (Leanne), Edmonton, Alta.; sister, Linda, New York; half-brother, Sean Payne, New York and very special granddaughter, Libby. Susan is also survived by several nieces and a nephew in Ireland. Susan was predeceased by her mother, Margaret and father, John Payne. Visitation was held Friday, April 17, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Funeral service and burial today, at 1 p.m., also in Atlantic Funeral Home, Rev. Lindsay Rankin officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cancer Care Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice. The family would like to especially thank Dr. Victoria Mitchell, Darlene and the medical day staff of the VG Site, QEII and the caring nurses of the VON.
LEVY, Lottie Belle
91, of Queens Manor, Liverpool, formerly of Mersey Point, passed away peacefully in Queens Manor on Friday, April 17, 2009. Born in Mersey Point, She was a daughter of the late Wesley and Nora (Baker) Levy. Lottie was a member of the Liverpool United Baptist Church and was a volunteer for the former C.A.M.R. and Queens Manor. She was a former graduate of the Red Cross Home Nursing Program and in her spare time loved to make quilts. She is survived by her daughters, Charlotte (Jack) White of Western Head; Jeanette (Layton) MacAloney of Bible Hill; Lucille (Jim) Trites of Wolfville; Susan (Lawrence) Jollimore of Prince George, B.C.; son, Albert of Prince George, B.C; daughter-in-law, Louise Levy of Vanderhoof, B.C.; ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren; brother, Howard of Mount Pleasant; half sister, Ruby (Eric) Davis of Mersey Point; stepsisters, Madeline Walker of California; Blanche Taylor of Hamilton, Ont.; stepbrother Clayton (Betty) Sawler of Port Hawkesbury. She was predeceased by her husband, Lurain; son, Raymond; infant sisters, Olive and Pauline; sister, Dorothy Boland; brothers, Sinclair and Arnold. Visitation will be today from 7-9 p.m. in Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service will be Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m. in Liverpool United Baptist Church. Rev. Greg Denton officiating. Burial will be in Liverpool United Baptist Cemetery, Church Street, Liverpool. No flowers by request, donations may be made to Liverpool United Baptist Church.
LEWIS, Gerald R.
91, of Oxford, passed away peacefully in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan, on Friday, April 17, 2009. Born in Westchester Valley, he was a son of the late J. Archibald and Winnifred (Carter) Lewis. A farmer and lumberman, he worked for many years on his farm at Pugwash Jct, retiring in 2005, moving to Oxford in 2006. Gerald will be sadly missed by his wife of 63 years, Ida (Langille) Lewis; son, Ralph (Diane) Lewis; daughter, Debra (Rubin) Millard; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Frances Rushton and Edith Bailey; brother, Cecil Lewis. Predeceased by baby daughter, Della Gail Lewis; brothers, Stanley, Russell and George, and a sister, Beulah. Arrangements have been entrusted to the W Allen Funeral Home, 60 Water St., Oxford (902-447-2167), where visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Monday, April 20, at 2 p.m. from the funeral home, Rev. Gary MacDougall officiating. Burial in the Riverside Cemetery, Pugwash Jct. at a later date.
GREENE, Eleanor Marie
72, of Dartmouth, died April 14, 2009, in Glades Lodge. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Mary Jean (Doyle) Greene. She is survived by brothers, Paul (Sharon) and Lawrence, both of Dartmouth and Rev. John Greene O.M.I, Duncan, B.C., as well as nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Donald and Robert. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Peters Roman Catholic Church (Maple Street, Dartmouth), Father John Greene O.M.I. celebrant. Burial will be in Mount Hermon Cemetery. The family would like to offer sincere thanks to the caring staff of Glades Lodge who took such good care of Eleanor. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, Queen Street.
LANGMAN (Henderson), Ona Pearl
79, of Dartmouth, passed away surrounded by family in Dartmouth General Hospital on April 20, 2009. Born in Sunnybrae, N.B., on November 18, 1929, she was a daughter of the late George Duncan and Florence Mae (Gallant) Henderson. She is survived by her husband, Donald George Langman; daughters, Erika Langman-Harris (Bill), Maxine Langman (Peter), Kerry Ireland (Brian); grandchildren, Patrick, Shannon, Julia and Evan; stepgrandchildren, Joshua and Tabitha; step great-grandchildren, Chase and Rowan, and sisters, Millicent and Georgina. She was predeceased by sisters, Olive, Dorothy, Sheila and Hazel. The funeral service, with Rev. Dr. Susan MacAlpine-Gillis officiating, will be held in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St. in Dartmouth on Thursday, April 23, at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at Dartmouth General Hospital.
BRANDON (Baker), Barbara
Went home to be with her Lord and Saviour at the Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ont., on Monday, April 20, 2009, at the age of 77. Beloved wife of Allan, of Coldwater, Ont.; loving mother of Deborah (Ash) and her husband, Milan Butkovich of San Pedro, Calif.; Cherie (Slauenwhite) and her husband, John Coulombe of Sioux Lookout, Ont.; Jim Slauenwhite and his wife, Vicki of Coldwater and the late Bradford Ash; loved grandmother of Ehrin, Elicia, Michael, Robyn, Samantha, Tyler, Denzel, Adam, Tony, Michael and Tara; great-grandmother of Crysta and Makayla; dear sister of Ronald Baker and his wife, Jenny of Welland, Ont.; Calvin Baker and his wife, Betty; David Baker and his wife, Elaine and Brian Baker, all of Nova Scotia. She was predeceased by her parents, Jim and Winnie Baker and by her brother, Paul Baker. The family will honour her life with a visitation at Coldwater Funeral Home, 22 Sturgeon Bay Rd., Coldwater, O.N. (705-686-3344), on Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m., where the service will be held on Friday, April 24, at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
MacDONALD, Irene Mary
Of Halifax, passed away April 20, 2009, in Northwood Centre. Born December 9, 1914, in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late Lucien and Melina (Cassie) Belliveau. As a Wren, she served her country during the Second world War as a coder in Halifax and Shelburne. After the war, she married Hugh W. MacDonald and had a daughter, Mary Linda. She worked in the nursing offices at Camp Hill and the old Infirmary hospitals and loved her years working in the library at Saint Mary's University until her retirement. She was a lifelong learner and expressed her joy de vive of her Acadian Heritage in travel and taking courses from quilting and painting to theology. She was an avid lawn bowler for Saint Mary's Lawn Bowling. She was a keen bridge player and enjoyed her afternoons with friends at Spencer House. A lifelong member of Canadian Martyr's Church, she had a great devotion to her faith, participating as a Minister of the Eucharist at the old Infirmary and as a member of the Solidarity of Our Lady, as well as a volunteer with various charitable groups. Irene was predeceased by her husband, Hugh; brother, Alfred Belliveau; sister, Marie Girard and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She will be missed by her only child, Mary Linda of Halifax; nieces in Quebec and Ontario. There will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, April 24, in Canadian Martyr's Church, Inglis Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association or the Northwood Foundation. Many thanks for the kindness, warmth and care of the staff of 1 Center, who made mom's last years comfortable and became dear friends.
PREYDE, Anna Maria Veronica "Ann"
81, Halifax, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, April 19th, 2009. Born February 22nd, 1928, in Sassenheim, Holland, she was a daughter of the late Jacobus and Margaretha Preyde (Holland). She is survived by brother, John Preyde (Sonja), Landskrona, Sweden; sisters, Maria LaRoche, Quebec City, Que.; Tineke (Tony) van Leeuwen, Burlington, Ont.; and Sister Dymphna (Wil) Preyde, Wijchen, Holland, as well as many nieces and nephews with their spouses and children. She was predeceased by her brother, Jack Preyde. Ann came to Canada in the early 60s, completing her training in Social Work soon after. She was a social worker with the Children's Aid Society and the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, as well as performing nursing assistant duties at various points throughout her career. A devoted reader, Ann read and translated works to and from Dutch, Spanish, French, and German. Her lifelong interest in writing and languages bore fruit in the form of paid articles for several magazines and journals. Ann lived a full, interesting life, and will be missed for her intelligence and wit by all of her friends and family, in whose thoughts and prayers she will remain. A prayer vigil will be held on Thursday, April 23rd, from 7-9 p.m. in Cruikshanks Funeral Home, 2032 Robie St., Halifax. Funeral mass will be held on Friday, April 24th, at 10 a.m., in St. Mary's Basilica, Spring Garden Road, Halifax, Bishop Colin Campbell officiating. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Metro Food Bank.