BOEHNER, Mary Rose
78, formerly of Martins River, passed away April 21, 2009, in Shoreham Village, Chester. Born in Bathurst, N.B., she was a daughter of the late J. Paul and Marion Ann (Chaisson) Noel. Rose was proud of being a volunteer at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater and for many years, knitted teddy bears for many organizations to be used as stress barriers for children in need. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time in her flower and vegetable gardens. Her family was her life, she loved them all and dedicated herself to them. She is survived by daughters, Paulette (Louis) Beaulieu, Miramichi, N.B.; Pat Hue, Vancouver; Debbie (David) Sawler, Martins Point; sons, Charles Boehner, Halifax; Ken (Lisa) Boehner, Beech Hill; Andrew (Kathy) Boehner, Martins River; sisters, Bertha Blanchard, Moncton; Corrine Roy, Asbestos, Que.; Stella Olynyk, Toronto; brothers, Jean Paul (Simoné) Noel, Toronto; Gerry (Gail) Noel, London, Ont.; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph R. Boehner in 1993; sister, Yvonne Noel; granddaughter, Emma Rose Boehner. No visiting by family request. A graveside memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, April 25, in St. Martin's Cemetery, Martins River, Father J.B. Christensen officiating. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to Shoreham Village Palliative Care Fund. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay (902) 624-8241.
MacDONALD, Joseph Alexander "Joe"
Roseway Manor, formerly of Shelburne, passed away in Roseway Manor, Sandy Point, Shelburne Co., April 21, 2009. Born in Mount Pleasant, Digby Co., he was a son of the late Gordon and Lucy (VanTassel) MacDonald. Joe was a merchant mariner during the Second World War and then became a fisherman for a number of years. In his later years he was an owner/operator of a taxi in Shelburne. Joe was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 63, as well as a member of the Loyalist Seniors Club. He loved to play cards and bowl. He enjoyed taking leisurely drives with his faithful companion, his dog "Precious". He is survived by daughter, Linda Mullins, Shelburne; brothers, Edward (Anita), Hamilton, Ont.; Wallace, Hamilton, Ont.; sisters, Marjorie Tucker, Concession, Digby Co.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his common-law spouse, Myrtle Mullins; brothers, William and John; sister, Ada. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home. A funeral service will take place on Friday, April 24, at 2 p.m. in St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church with Father Pat O'Meara officiating. Interment in St. Thomas Roman Catholic Churchyard Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Roseway Manor, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.
WHITMAN, Sherman Edwin
66, Port Dufferin, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at home on Wednesday, April 22, 2009. Born April 21, 1943, in Port Dufferin, he was a son of the late Anderson and Doris (Croft) Whitman. Sherman retired from Imperial Oil after 20 years of service as an Independent Oil Agent. He enjoyed his trips to Nashville and Graceland and was an avid Elvis Presley fan and enjoyed his music and memorabilia. He was a Chronicle Herald newspaper delivery driver for the past 14 years. He loved spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. Surviving are his loving wife of 44 years, the former Sandra Josey; daughters, Rhonda (Wayne) Stuart, Beverly (John) Poole, both of Port Dufferin; son, Roger (Lisa), Sober Island; grandchildren, Ryan, Candice, Morgan, Melissa and Cassie "Turnip"; sisters, Marlene (Fred) Fischer, Dartmouth; Donna (Peter) McLaughlin, Hammonds Plains; brother, Clair (Bonnie), Port Dufferin; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Friday, April 24, from 7-9 p.m. with prayers at 7:30 p.m. in D.S. Crowell & Son Funeral Home, 22558 Highway No. 7, Sheet Harbour. Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 25, at 11 a.m. in St. James Church, Port Dufferin, Rev. Kay Knott officiating. Burial at a later date. Family flowers only, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Diabetes Association.
RYAN, Dawn Marie
35, Moncton, N.B., formerly of Merigomish, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 21, 2009. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late William and Barbara L. (Weatherbie) Ryan. She was the Assistant Manager at Comfort Inn, Magnetic Hill, Moncton. She greatly enjoyed traveling and recently visited Cuba in March. She was a very strong supporter of our military troops and enjoyed studying history. Surviving are her half-brother, Steven (Nicole) Smith, Riverton; maternal grandparents, Bill and Barb (MacFarlane) Weatherbie, Trenton; great-aunt, Blanche MacFarlane, Merigomish; aunt, Catherine (John) MacLeod, Pictou; uncles, Doug (Debbie) Weatherbie, Pictou; Robbie Weatherbie, Merigomish; Will Weatherbie, Trenton; Melvin Ryan, Hamilton, Ont.; Leamon (Beatrice) Ryan, Trenton; special cousins, Abby Weatherbie, Matthew MacLeod and David MacLeod (Richard Laverie); numerous cousins. She was predeceased by her father, Billy and mother, Barbie; paternal grandparents, Charles and Edna (Hayden) Ryan; aunt, May; uncle, James. The family will receive visitors 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in P.&K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow, from where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel, with Rev. Pat Rose officiating. Interment will be in Seaview Cemetery, Pictou. Donations may be made in her memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Pictou County SPCA.
LeBLANC, Curtis Frederick
71, of Maccan, passed away peacefully on April 21, 2009, at home with family. Curtis was born in Minudie to the late Grace and Murray LeBlanc. Curtis traveled while in the army and while working on the lake boats. As well, he did a wide variety of jobs all his life to provide for his family. He will be missed in his vehicle escort service as he was often requested by clients because of his expertise. Curtis loved visiting with friends and family, he enjoyed the outdoors, reading and watching movies. He was very generous, deeply spiritual, loved to share a joke, story or laughter and was a proud Alcoholics Anonymous member for 28 years. Curtis will be sadly missed by daughters, Terry (Robert Crowe) LeBlanc, Darlene (Len) Reid and Charlene LeBlanc; sons, Murray, and Jordan (Shannon Mills); grandchildren, Justin, Lacey, Kyle and Ben. Raised in Minudie in a family of 11, he is also survived by siblings, Catherine Morris, Carol-Ann (Stewart) Droesbeck, Donna Butler, Susan Smith, Lawrence, Darrell, Garnet, Wayne (Glenda), Randy (Kim). He was predeceased by his former wife, Noma (White); stepfather, Walter LeBlanc; brother, Jack and brother-in-law, Donnie Morris. Visitation will be held in River Hebert Community Funeral Home, today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Friday, April 24 at 11 a.m. in St. Paul's the Apostle Church, River Hebert, officiated by Father David MacDonald. Committal service in Minudie Cemetery will follow at a later date.
SLAUNWHITE, Lloyd Reginald
87, Dartmouth, passed away April 22, 2009, surrounded by his six daughters in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born June 19, 1921, in Halifax, he was the loving son of the late Herbert and Annie (Marriott) Slaunwhite. He is survived by daughters, Gloria (Wayne) Crooks, Dartmouth; Joan (Eric) Hartlen, Massachusetts; Debbie (Beck), Dartmouth; Judy (John) Leclerc, California; Nancy (Ed) Johnson, Fall River; Donna (Randy) McCafferty, Dartmouth; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 64 years, Daisy (Arthur) in September 2008; sisters, Marion and Joyce. The family would like to extend special thanks to Kevin Mather, Emmanuel Arsenault and Jason Perry of Prince Edward Island (who rescued Mom and Dad from their sinking vehicle in September, 1999) and the wonderful nursing staff of Dartmouth General Hospital. Cremation has taken place. A service in celebration of Dad's life will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in First Baptist Church, Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth (wheel chair accessible). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dartmouth General Hospital. The Slaunwhite girls are thankful for the legacy of love their parents have left behind. They will remain in our hearts forever.
PHILLIPS, Frank Xavier
87, Maitland, Hants Co., passed away on April 19, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Calgary, Alta., he was a son of the late William and Eugenie (Zoete) Phillips. Frank was born and raised in Calgary. He served in the Navy during The Second World War and was stationed at Newport Towers in Nova Scotia. He married Myrna Lantz (Falmouth) in 1945 and they moved to Calgary after the War. They moved to Toronto in 1968 and then back to Nova Scotia in 1982. Frank is survived by his wife, Myrna (Lantz); daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Greg Laska, Maitland; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Karen and Steven Tremblay, Timmins, Ont.; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, John and Robin Laska and great-grandsons, Daniel and Justin Tremblay; sister, Yvonne (Bruce) Ross, Calgary; nephews, James and Brian Ross, Calgary. Frank was predeceased by his son, Gilford Frank (1978) and sister, Rose in infancy. Cremation has taken place with no visitation by request. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 25, at 3 p.m. in St. David's United Church, Maitland, Hants Co. Rev. Joan Conrad officiating with a reception to follow in the church hall. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to the compassionate care of J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, hwy 354, Kennetcook, Hants Co.1-902-362-2440.
HAVERSTOCK, Shirley Fay
81, Hammonds Plains, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2009, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, after a short battle with cancer. Born in Hammonds Plains, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Olive (MacEachern) Haverstock. She was a member and former Deacon of Hammonds Plains Baptist Church, member of the Women Missionary Society, founding member of Halifax Toastmistress Club and active member of the Major J.W. Logan of IODE. She was employed for 34 years at Simpsons Halifax, becoming department manager and fashion buyer, a career she greatly enjoyed. She is survived by her brother, Henry Haverstock; nieces, Cathy (Frank) Munroe, Donna Haverstock, Debbie (Peter) Conrad, Pam (Jeff Mailman) Haverstock, Vicki (Scott) McLellan; sister-in-law, Ruth Haverstock; several grandnieces and nephews; two great-grandnephews; companion, Paul Zarecki, with whom she enjoyed trips to the Dominican Republic and many happy hours together. She was predeceased by her brother, Clyde; sister, Ruth (Morton) Eisenhauer, all of Hammonds Plains. Shirley was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt and a dear friend. Visitation will take place in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, April 24. Funeral service will take place on Sunday, April 26, at 2 p.m. in Hammonds Plains First Baptist Church, Rev. Bill Woodworth officiating. Burial will take place in Hammonds Plains Baptist Cemetery. Reception to follow in the church hall. Donations may be made to Hammonds Plains Baptist Church or Canadian Cancer Society.
MITCHELL, Earl Marshall
95, Windsor, Hants Co., son of the late Marshall and Dottie (Hopkins) Mitchell, went home to be with his Lord, whom he loved, on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in East Jeddore, on December 20, 1913, he spent most of his life in Halifax and was educated at Dalhousie, graduating with a B.Sc. in 1939. He worked for the Federal Government with the Navy at Maritime Command. He spent 18 winters of his retirement in Florida and some of his time in Victoria, B.C., but enjoyed his remaining years in Windsor. He faithfully supported Sheffield Baptist Church (formerly Central Baptist) for nearly 80 years, where he had been a deacon, choir member and Sunday School teacher. He also was a member of the Gideons. Earl's main aim was to help support as many missions as he could. He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Margaret (Taylor); his daughter, Marilyn (Hilton) Mackie and son, Bruce (Jean) Mitchell; grandchildren, Heather and Wesley Mackie, Maggie and Dan Mitchell. Earl was predeceased by his brothers, Frank and Ralph. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317), where the family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, April 24, in Windsor United Baptist Church, 411 King St., Windsor, with Rev. Jeffrey G. White officiating. Reception to follow. Interment will be held in Kingston United Cemetery, Kingston, Kings Co. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory of Earl may be made to Sheffield Baptist Church, 80 Lincoln Cross Dr., Halifax, NS B3M 4M3; Gideons International in Canada, 501 Imperial Road North, Guelph, ON N1H 7A2 or a charity of one's choice.
MacGILLIVRAY, Hugh Douglas
Sydney. It is with sadness, that we, the family, announce the passing of Hugh Douglas MacGillivray on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Doug grew up in New Glasgow and at 18 years of age enlisted in the R.C.N in 1944. He trained in Quebec, and was assigned to the Haligonian in active service as a communications operator and eventually to the Algonquin, sailing with the British fleet in the Mediterrean. In 1946, he reinlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force for a five year term where he had many posts including Whitehorse, Yukon and Goosebay. He was released in 1951 as a Leading Aircraftman and returned to New Glasgow where he was hired by CPR Telecommunications as a telegraph operator and was eventually offered a position in Sydney. There he met his wife to be, Lillian Yates McMullin, whose first husband, John, was killed in an accident at the Sydney Steel Plant in 1948. He took on the role of helping her raise her two young children. After five years with the CPR, he took a job at the Cape Breton Post where he worked as a Typesetter-Perforator Operator, in the days of hot metal type. In 1967, he took a job with the Windsor Star, Windsor Ont. and then with the Peterborough Examiner. He returned to the Cape Breton Post in 1970, and remained there until retirement. In retirement Doug was involved with volunteer work including Loaves & Fishes, the SPCA and the Help Line. He also kept busy with crafts, such as stained glass and taught the stained glass course at the Cape Breton School of Crafts. He also loved the horse races and went as often as he could. He was predeceased by his parents, Hugh Daniel and Loretta May (Harty) MacGillivray of New Glasgow and his wife of 53 years, Lillian in 2005; her parents, Harry and Rhoda Yates of GlaceBay; stepdaughter, Derryl; brother, Arthur and sisters, Ruth and Margaret. He is survived by stepsons, Bill (Nancy) MacGillivray, Dartmouth and Jeff MacGillivray, Inverness; sisters, Joyce (Weldon) Murray, Trenton; Jean (Clayton) MacLeod, Truro; Ann Duggan, Westville; Mary Lou (Barry), Antigonish; Connie (Alan) Fulton, Stellerton; Rita Lealitt, New Castle, Ont.; Vera Crockett, Nepean, Ont; granddaughters, Katherine MacGillivray, Dartmouth; Cassie and grandson, Aaron, Prince Edward Island, and many nieces and nephews. There is no visitation. There will be a legion service at 2 p.m. Friday, April 24, in S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home Chapel, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Doug will be buried in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens (Sydney-Glace Bay highway) with his wife. Cremation under the care and direction of S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home. Family flowers only, donations to the School of Crafts, SPCA, Holy Redeemer and Trinity Church, Help Line, Victorian Order of Nurses, or a charity of one's choice. Many thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of Cape Breton Regional Hospital and the Halifax Infirmary, QEII for all their efforts.
KHAN, Roohi Samuel
44, of Dartmouth, died April 21, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Clarkabad, Pakistan, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Shakuntala Khan. Visiting will be 2-4 and 6:30-8 p.m. Friday in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Hillside Wesleyan Church, 50 Ritchey Crescent, Cole Harbour.
BERETA, Edward Joseph "Eddie"
77, died April 18, 2009. The son of the late Joseph and Stella Bereta. Surviving are wife, Yvonne; children, Ronnie (Susan), Diane (Glen) Joseph, Kenny (Sandra), Darlene (Chris) Bereta; sister, Vickie Nichols; grandchildren, Kristin, Melissa, Glenda, Bethany. Predeceased by sisters, Helen MacArthur, Caroline Anczurouski; brothers-in-law, Gerald Nichols, Donnie MacArthur, Stan Anczurouski; two brothers in infancy. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service 10 a.m. today in St. Theresa's Church, Sydney, Father James Oliver officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.