DOULL, Commodore John McGregor, RCN (Ret'd)
August 20, 1916 - April 21, 2009. John M. Doull died peacefully at home on April 21, 2009. Born in New Glasgow, he was the eldest son of the late Honorable John Doull, Justice of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court and Irene (McGregor) Doull. After receiving education in New Glasgow and Halifax, he studied Science and Engineering at Dalhousie University and Electrical Engineering at McGill University. He entered the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve in February 1941. He was on loan to the Royal Navy throughout the Second World War as a Radar Officer. His first ship was HMS Ramilles, a First World War battle ship and the second was HMS Howe, the newest battleship at the time. Both commissions were in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. After the war, he returned to Canada in 1945 and joined the permanent RCN. He served in key engineering positions in the Halifax Dockyards and in the Naval Headquarters in Ottawa. He retired from the Navy in 1966 at the rank of Commodore/Director General Support Facilities on the staff of the Chief of Naval Technical Services in Ottawa. He and his family moved back to Halifax. He worked as project manager for 23 years overseeing the construction of large buildings such as Scotia Square and Purdy's Wharf until his retirement at the age of 75. He was a very keen sailor and participated in several Bermuda and Marblehead races. He also cruised in the Caribbean and Mediterranean Sea. He was a member of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron for more than 50 years and the Cruising Club of America-Bras d'Or Station for 37 years. Since 1933, he was an enthusiastic radio ham. He is survived by his beloved wife, Ann (Laidlaw) Doull, to whom he was married for 63 years; his daughters, Penelope Baring, New York; Elizabeth Doull, Halifax; his son, John W. Doull, Halifax; his grandchildren, George Roberts, Philadelphia; Ellen Roberts, Germany; Claire Roberts, Germany and John Doull, Montreal; his great-grandchildren, John Roberts, Theodore Roberts, Sophia Lunenburger, and Muriel Schaefer. He was predeceased by his brother, James A. Doull and his sister, Mary E. Doull. Deepest gratitude goes to Dr. Laurie Mallery, Geriatric specialist, the VON and the devoted caregivers, without whom he would not have been able to spend his last months at home. There will be no visitation. The memorial service will take place on Friday, April 24, at 10 a.m. in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Refreshments will be served afterwards. No flowers by request. Interment will take place in Pictou County in the summer. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care, QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax.
WOODHOUSE (Baillie), Mabel Anna
Mabel, wife of George Alfred Woodhouse (deceased); mother to Jack, Nancy (deceased), Jim, Maureen, and Geoff, and grandmother to Shayne, Lisa, Brendan, Rebekah, Jessica, and Adrian, passed away in her sleep in the early morning of Monday, April 20, 2009. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 24, at 3 p.m. in Saint Andrew's United Church, 6306 Coburg Rd., Halifax. Mabel was born on March 24, 1924, in River John, and will be remembered by many as a high school nurse in Chateauguay, Que., and a public health nurse in Owen Sound, Ont. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
JANTZEN (Wright), Joan Barbara
It is with sadness that we announce Joan's peaceful passing on April 13, 2009. Joan was born on June 23, 1938, in Annapolis Valley. She was predeceased by her father, Maurice Wright and her mother, Mildred Parker (Robar). She is survived by her husband, Don, Burnaby, B.C.; sister, Betty Coombs, Dartmouth; brother, Merrill, Mission, B.C.; nieces, Wendy, Charolettetown, P.E.I.; Peggy, Dartmouth; Lynn, Mission; nephew, Ed, Dartmouth, as well as many other relatives scattered throughout Canada. Joan is also survived by several relatives on her husband Don's side of the family. Joan devoted many volunteer hours to the Burnaby Hospice Society, through the Burnaby Palliative Care Program, providing emotional and practical support to people with life threatening illnesses. Joan was very passionate about her volunteer work and therefore, it would be fitting to request, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Burnaby Hospice Society, 6855 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5E 1E4. The family would also like to sincerely thank the entire staff of St. Michaels Hospice for the loving care provided to Joan during her final days. A Celebration of Joan's life will be held Monday, April 27, at 2 p.m. in the Firefighters Club, 6515 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby.
Passed away April 20, 2009, in North York General Hospital, Toronto, Ont. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Arthur Price. She was a loving mother of Bob, his wife Dianne and their children, Lesley and Andrea; Iain and his son, Bob; Leslie and his wife, Mary; "GG" of Callum, Gregor, Xander and Maia. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place.
CAMPBELL, Maria Geneveve, R.N.
Died April 20, 2009. She was a daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (Shaw) Campbell. Survived by brothers, Howard (Helen) and Gerald; sister-in-law, Caroline Campbell and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers, Dan and Leroy; sisters, Aileen (Bill) and Mollie (M.J.). Visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be held in St. Anne's Church, Glace Bay, Friday at 10 a.m. with Father Conrad Edwards officiating. A reception will take place in the church foyer. Interment to follow in the parish cemetery at a later date.
WUJEK, Winnifred Evelyn
Died April 20, 2009. She was a daughter of the late Billy and Evelyn (Davis) MacDonald. She is survived by her daughter, Karen (Patrick Reid); grandchildren, Amanda and Elyse; brother, Donald (Winnifred); brother-in-law, Frank Wujek (Carmie). She will be greatly missed by her little friend, Oreo. She was predeceased by her husband, John in January and special aunt and uncle, Stella and Harry Davis. Cremation will take place. Visitation this evening from 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home. Funeral service Friday at 2 p.m. in St. Mary's Anglican Church. Interment and reception to follow.
MacNEIL, Ronald Michael
Died Tuesday, April 21, 2009. Survived by his wife, Sharon (MacKenzie); daughters, Jennifer and Lynn; parents, Francis and Ann MacNeil; sisters, Katherine, Cheryl, Nadine (Alex); brothers, David (Martha), Robert; foster brothers, Charlie, Robert (Wilma); mother-in-law, Edith MacKenzie, as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Daniel. Formerly employed at Scotia Tire, Halifax. A memorial mass will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, Johnstown on April 27 at 1 p.m. with Father Joe Gillis officiating.
OGILVIE, Cecil Frederic "Fred"
Died suddenly on Saturday, April 18, 2009, aged 77 years. We grieve his loss, most especially his children, Lucinda Landau, Susan, Carey, Kevin (Corrine), Curtis (Linda), Chris and Trina; grandchildren, Jasmine and Andrew Landau, Ashley and Dylan, Chelsea, Alyssa, Annie and Michael, Tommy, Connor and Adam; brothers, Lewis and Stewart; sister, Ella; special niece, Charlene Ogilvie and his former wife, Gladys. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Rd. (between Bayshore and Baseline Road), Nepean, on Friday, April 24, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel Saturday at 11 a.m. If you wish to make a donation in memory of Fred, please consider the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 135 - 1101 Prince of Wales Dr., Ottawa, ON K2C 3W7.
STUART, Richard David
70, passed away in Glades Lodge, Armdale, on April 20, 2009. He was a son of the late John Lester and Francis Louise Stuart (of Waverley). Rick is survived by his brother, Paul (Ann) Stuart, and his niece, Amy Stuart (Greg Gibson). Cremation has taken place under the care of J. A Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax, N.S. (477-5601). There will be no visitation or service and there will be a family burial at a later date. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the caring staff of Glades Lodge.
MOULAISON, Joseph Fidelis
85, Amirault's Hill, Yarmouth Co., passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, in Villa St. Joseph-du-Lac, Dayton. Born April 24, 1924, in Amirault's Hill, he was a son of the late John Edmond and Hilda (LeBlanc) Moulaison. Fidelis worked as a carpenter with J. A. Surette Construction for more than 30 years, and served briefly with the Royal Canadian Army. He was a member of Holy Family Parish, Amirault's Hill. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Madeleine (Hubbard) Moulaison, along with their children, Irvin (Janice) Moulaison, Amirault's Hill; Linda (Dell) Wickens, Yarmouth; Deanna (Burt) Page, Halifax, and their grandchildren, Réal (Stephanie), Yarmouth; Sibbyl, Montreal; Sarah, Halifax, and brother, Léance (Beatrice) Moulaison, Amirault's Hill. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sister, Yvonne LeBlanc. Visitation took place from 2-4 and again from 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, with prayers at 8 p.m. The funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., today from Holy Family Catholic Church, Amirault's Hill, Father Maurice LeBlanc officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. It has been requested that there be family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Holy Family Church or to Lung Association of Nova Scotia.
CHALLONER, Sarah Pearle
70, Sluice Point, Yarmouth Co., passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born July 5, 1938, in Deerfield, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Henry and Estella May (Mullen) Sabean. Sarah was a homemaker, and she is survived by son, Raymond (Carolann) Challoner, Sluice Point; daughters, Leta (Mike) Bagshaw, Sluice Point; Holly (Joe) Muise, Wedgeport; Lynn Dugas (Jamie Turnbull), Yarmouth; loving grandchildren, Stacey, of whom she was particularly fond, as well as Andrew, Darren (Nadine), Matthew (Blossom), Joey (Stephanie) and Samantha; great-grandchildren, Landon, Mattea, Darian and Vanessa. Sarah will also be lovingly remembered as a "mother" by Erin (Linda) Power, and their children, Alex and Emily. Also surviving are brothers, Joseph (Janet) Sabean, Brenton, and Winston (Barbara) Sabean, Deerfield; sisters, Barbara (Alfred) Hurlburt, Deerfield; Norma (Garnet) Robicheau, South Ohio; Anna Robicheau, Ontario, and her very special long-time friend, Donna LeBlanc. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Raymond A. Challoner, as well as son, William Challoner, and very special son-in-law, Lionel Bourque. Her dog, Babe, predeceased her. Visitation will take place from 2-4 and again from 7-9 p.m. today. The funeral will be held 1p.m. Friday, April 24, from Huskilson's Memorial Chapel, 29 Albert St., Yarmouth, Rev. Reg Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to Canadian Cancer Society.
COOK, Audrey Pearl
83, of Lunenburg, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, in Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg, after a year long battle with ovarian cancer. Born in Tanner's Settlement on October 7, 1925, she was a daughter of the late George and Pearl (Tanner) Tanner. Audrey was a stay at home mom, always making her children priority one. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, First South, and a former member of Zion Lutheran Church, Lunenburg. She proudly obtained her driver's license at age 69, and continued to drive until early this year. Audrey is survived by sons, Loraine (Carolyn), Tanner's Settlement; Reid, Dartmouth; Kevin (Susan), Upper LaHave; grandchildren, Cindy Cook, South Korea; Christopher Cook, Halifax; Catherine Cook, Upper LaHave; Laura Cook, Upper LaHave; great-grandson, Bradley Tenwolde, Bridgewater; brother, Roseville, Northwest; sisters, Marion Wentzell, First South; Sylvia Silver, Dayspring; Lillian Crouse, Bridgewater; Charlotte Cronshaw, Port Colborne, Ont. She was predeceased by her husband, Hector in 1995, and son, LaVerne in 1972. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, Lunenburg. As per her wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family graveside committal service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg, Rev. Vivian Roberts officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice. Thanks to Dr. Catherine Kelly, 2nd floor FMH Emergency Department staff, 3rd floor of FMH ALC workers. Special thanks also to staff of QEII Health Sciences Centre, Cancer Clinic.
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MacCHARLES, Barbara Arlene
Of Chestnut Street, Trenton, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at the home of her daughter Norma, after a brief, courageous battle with cancer at the age of 86. She was a daughter of the late Graydon and Florence (Hopper) Robson (of Apple River, and Welland, Ont.). She will be fondly remembered by her daughters, Norma (Gary) Tonks, New Glasgow; Patricia (Murray) Workman, Antigonish; son, Norris (Lana), Port Alberni, B.C.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Keith (Cathy) Robson; sister, Ardis (Fred) Steinhoff, both of Ontario; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest (Dutchy) MacCharles (of Trenton); brother, Mervyn Robson; sister, Audrey Atkinson (both of Ontario). Barb retired from hairdressing but not from community activities. She was a member of First United Church Trenton; the Mary Unit of the UCW; Trenton Chapter of the LOBA; Pictou County Ukulele Group; Steeltown Friendly Group; and Pictou County Seniors Choir. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation by request. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in First United Church, Trenton, with Rev. Debra Orton officiating. Family flowers only please. Donations in her memory may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses, Aberdeen Palliative Care Society or a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of R.H. Porter Funeral Home, Trenton.