Of Halifax, passed away April 22, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII. She was born in County Durham, England. Teresa sailed to Canada aboard the Isle de France after her marriage to Arthur. She was a resident of Halifax since 1945 and a parishioner of St. Stephen's Church for over 60 years. She is survived by daughters, Jean (Art Fitzgerald), St Louis, Mo.; Elizabeth (Ron Stover), Hammonds Plains; sister, Mary, England; grandchildren, Ryan, Megan, Kevin, Meredith. Predeceased by husband, John Arthur. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 24, in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25, in Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Robie Street, Halifax, Rev. Gilbert Bertrand, OMI officiating. There will be a private family burial. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch.
LEWIS, Patrick Jordan
Died peacefully in his parent's arms on April 18, 2009. He was just four days old. Patrick was a dream for his parents, Sheila and Kris. He was so wanted; so wished for. From the moment they knew he was living inside Mommy, Patrick began to fill holes that had existed for years. He was born from a healthy and carefully protected pregnancy. Unfortunately, his birth was premature, at 25 weeks gestation. Although his life was short, it was filled with love. It is said that there is no foot too small to leave an imprint on this world. Patrick has proven this. Mommy and Daddy will always be thankful for the quiet hours spent holding him. Memories of his tiny feet, and the grip of his tiny hands are forever etched in their hearts. Patrick has his wings, and in the company of his brother, he awaits his reunion with his parents. Surviving besides his parents are his grandmothers, Nancy Frayle, and June Lewis; great-grandmother, Laura; great-grandfather, Ilane; uncles, Donnie Frayle and Kevin (Pam) Lewis and cousins, Tyler and Ryan. He was predeceased by his brother, Jordan Kristopher; grandfather, Arthur Frayle and grandfather, Wendell Lewis. A memorial will be held at the family's home in Stillwater Lake from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday April 26. Donations may be made to IWK Health Centre Foundation - specifically to the NICU.
RISSER, Geraldine Marie
1933 - 2009. It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, in the early morning hours of April 21, 2009 in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, surrounded by her family. Born in Bridgewater on September 1, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Laurie and Effie (Barnes) Corkum. Gerry was an accomplished Business woman for many years as CO-Owner of Plaza Taxi Ltd. in Bridgewater. She also owned and operated Needs and West End Convenience Stores in Liverpool. At the time of her passing, she and her husband Kim owned and operated the Lotto Kiosk in the Bridgewater Mall and The Corner Kwik Way in Milton. An avid craftsperson, Gerry taught classes in ceramics and tole painting over the years as well as participating in Christmas Craft shows in Halifax. Left to mourn her loss are her husband, Kim; son, John Knock (Barb) Yarmouth; daughters, Ann Knock-Andrews (Ted), Jonquiere, Que.; Rosalie Wentzell (Mike), Vogler's Cover; Patricia Mills (Scott), Dayspring; son, Danny Knock (Connie), Bridgewater; grandchildren, Joanne, Jarah, Jonathan, Matthew, Tamiko, Kasey, Kiel, Mercedes, Alex, Erin and Jason; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Rachael, Morgan, Mackenzie and Caleb; sisters, Sharon Dagley (Richard Roy), Liverpool; Valerie Roy (Tony), Mersey Point; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved "Nanna" Barnes; and brother, Robert. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today in R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville. Funeral Service 2 p.m. Saturday, in Bridgewater United Church, Rev. Ivan Norton officiating. Burial in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater. Immediate family flowers only. Memorial Donations may be made to the Charity of your choice.
88, Sydney, passed away in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Saturday, March 14, 2009. Born in Springhill, he was the son of James and Lexie Cottenden. Murray married Mary Evelyn Hayes. Prior to the Second World War he was employed in the Springhill Cumberland County coal mining industry. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and was stationed overseas during the Second World War. During an air raid his plane was shot down over Europe and he was a Prisoner of War for about three years. He returned to Canada following the end of the war and continued to be employed in the Springhill Cumberland County coal mining industry. He volunteered for various organizations and was a tireless worker and blood donor for the Red Cross for many years. In January 1959, following the closing of the coal mines in Springhill, Murray moved his family to Sydney, where he continued to work in the coal mining industry. He also spent a few years in the city of Halifax employed in the coal mining industry and subsequently returned to the coal mining industry in Sydney. He is survived by his wife, Mary; sons, David (Anne), Bridgetown; Bruce (Valerie), Dartmouth; grandchildren, Eranie (Joel), Ingrid (Shane), Jamie (Annette), and Jennifer Lee (Mark); great-grandchildren, Amber, Heimdall, Anna, and Gabriel; and brother, Harry (Deed). He was predeceased by an infant son, Carson and parents, James and Lexie Cottenden. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date. Donations in memory may be be made to a charity of choice.
BYRNE, Evelyn Mary
85, Dartmouth, died April 14, 2009, in Northwood Centre. Born in West Porters Lake, she was a daughter of the late Daniel Joseph and Agnes (LaPierre) Julien. Evelyn spent much of her adult life working in Toronto, Ont., before returning to Nova Scotia to enjoy retirement. She came from a family of 12 and is survived by brothers, Alfred (Helen), Dartmouth; Thomas (Barbara), Yarmouth; sisters, Olive Julien, Grand Desert; Marion Jordan, Halifax; Theresa Doucette, Grand Desert; Evangeline Julien, Porters Lake; Geraldine (Luke) Mannette, Porters Lake; Helen (Felix) Romo, West Porters Lake; sister-in-law, Mena Julien; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by soul mate, Charles Saliba; brothers, Anselm and Kenneth and sister, Florence Wilson. Visiting will be Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Anselms Roman Catholic Church, West Chezzetcook, with Father Gregory Agyeman, celebrant. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to charity of choice. The family would like to offer sincere thanks to the caring staff of Northwood Centre.
VACHERESSE (MacLean), Margaret Viola
93, of Jubilee Avenue, Stellarton, passed away peacefully, April 14, 2009 in the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, July 7, 1915, Margaret was the daughter of the late Howard and Jessie MacLean. She was a member of Sharon St. John United Church, Stellarton. Margaret worked as a housemother at the Aberdeen Hospital Nurses Residence and in Toronto, Ont. for 30 years as a Nurses Aid at Central Park Lodge. Margaret is survived by her daughters, Nancy (Ray) O'Blenis, Churchville; Linda Vacheresse, New Glasgow; Jessie Vacheresse, Stellarton; grandchildren, Michael O'Blenis, Ontario; Katherine (Craig) Parker, New Zealand; Andrew O'Blenis, Churchville; Jonathan Bruinsma, Alberta; great-grandchildren, Liam and Nathan Parker. She was predeceased by an infant son, John Howard; brothers, Clarence, Donnie and Jim. A special thank you to Dr. Forbes, Dr. Farrell and staff of the Palliative Care Unit. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation at the request of the deceased. A private family service will be held at a later date in the Durham Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society or the Pictou County SPCA. Arrangements are under the direction of the H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton.
88, Truro, passed away Monday, April 20, 2009. Born January 21, 1921, in Salmon River, Colchester Co., she was a daughter of the late Stan and Erma (McLaughlin) Archibald. Joyce studied at Truro Normal College and later entered Acadia University music program, majoring in piano and organ. Her teaching career began in Green's Creek, Colchester Co., and later in Sarnia, Ont. Upon retirement, Joyce returned to live on the family farm in Salmon River and was residing at The Mira Long Term Health Care Centre at the time of her passing. Joyce's family is very proud of her accomplishments and of her enduring spirit over a long life. She will be deeply missed. The family wishes to thank all the staff of The Mira for their wonderful care of Joyce over the years. Joyce is survived by her sister, Mary-Lou (Archibald) McKinnon; nephews, Charles McKinnon, Cameron (Nancy) McKinnon, James McKinnon, Rod (Heather) McKinnon, Tom (Theresa) Goldie; niece, Pam (Goldie) Barber (John); many members of the extended family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro, where the funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 23, Rev. Allen Darby officiating. Interment will then be held in Watson Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joyce's memory to a charity of choice are welcomed.
LAURSEN, Geraldine Edna "Gerry"
92, of Northwood Centre, passed away peacefully April 19, 2009, in Northwood Centre with her daughters by her side. Gerry was born in Halifax, the first of eight children born to the late John W. and Tina (Smiley) Adams. Gerry's calling in this world was to be a mom, and she was the best. Forever the eternal optimist, she will be remembered for her amazing sense of humour. A woman of great faith, she gave this gift to her children. She loved to read and bake for her family. She also enjoyed music, singing and had a great love of nature, especially the changing seasons. "Nanny" adored her grandchildren and they adored her. Gerry is survived by daughters, Paula (Robert) Dowling, Tantallon; Pamela (James) Kirby, Lower Sackville; grandchildren, Derek, Laura, Ryan. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Harold and son, David. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, April 27, in the chapel of Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr. A reception will follow in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Oakridge Memory Gardens. Donations in Gerry's name may be made to Northwood Centre. Heartfelt appreciation for the loving care and kindness shown to Gerry by the entire staff of the 7th floor.
PERRY, Joseph Clarence "Clary"
77, Greenwood, passed away in Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville, on April 19, 2009. He was born in Summerside, P.E.I., on November 1, 1931, to Daniel and Delia (Gallant) Perry, and was a loving husband to Marie (Arsenault) for almost 50 years. Clary spent five years as an aircraft technician in the Royal Canadian Air Force, and afterwards many years working at Canadian Tire and was self-employed as a contract office cleaner to provide for his growing family. He loved "road-trips", and listening to old-time music, especially the fiddle. He and Marie were baptized as Jehovah's Witnesses in 1969, and more recently were associated with the Kingston Kingdom Hall. He is survived by his loving wife Marie and his children, Danny (Barb), Summerside, P.E.I.; Nola (Blain), Tremont; Justine (Dennis), Waterville; Paul, Lake Echo; Rosella (Kevin), Somerset; Kyla (Wayne), Abbottsford, B.C. He is also survived by his brothers, Nelson (Yolande), Oromocto, N.B.; Leroy, Wellington, P.E.I. and sisters, Lorraine, Winnipeg, Man.; Evelyn (Al), Moncton; Auldine, Egmont Bay, P.E.I.; Leona (Larry), Edmonton, Alta.; Lillian (Danny), Halifax; Cecilia, Summerside, as well as 16 grandchildren and a numerous extended family. He was predeceased by his siblings, Milicent, Henry, Cedric and Clifford. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, in the Kingston Kingdom Hall, 337 Hwy 1, Kingston, N.S., with Brother Ben Isenor, minister and long-time family friend, presiding. Cremation has taken place under the care of Atlantic Funeral Homes, with a planned family graveside service on Friday, April 24, in Oakridge Memorial Gardens, Middle Sackville. Donations in his memory may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. (www.heartandstroke.ns.ca). Many thanks to the staff of Valley Regional Hospital Medical Unit A for their compassionate care. "Forever in our hearts".
MacKAY, Jessie Gladys
98, of Vancouver, B.C., passed away April 18, 2009, in Blenheim Lodge, Vancouver. She was born in Balmoral Mills, a daughter of the late John and Bessie (Douglas) Murray. She worked as a teacher and also as a housekeeper before being married. She was married November 29, 1934, to John A. MacKay and moved to their mixed dairy farm in East Earltown where she lived continuously until 1987. In 1987, when her husband passed away, she started spending winters in Vancouver with her son, Alex and his family, and the summers in East Earltown. Her last years were spent in Vancouver year round. She is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Marion (Dennis); son, Alex (Mary Ann); grandsons, Andrew, Keith and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, John; sisters, Jean, Christena, Emma; brothers, Jack, Douglas, Hugh and Lloyd. The family would like to thank Blenheim Lodge which gave outstanding care to Jessie during the past few months. Visitation will be held in MacLeod's Funeral Home, River John from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 23 and the funeral service will be held in Burns Memorial Presbyterian Church, West Branch on Friday, April 24, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Lara Scholey officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jessie's memory may be made to Blenheim Lodge, 3263 Blenheim St., Vancouver, BC V6L 2X7 (604-732-8717) or a charity of choice.
STOBERT, Robert Raymond
48, of Dartmouth, passed away suddenly April 20, 2009. Robert was born in Couchner, Ont. He was employed for 23 years with Corrections Canada as an addictions counselor in Ontario, then moved to Nova Scotia to work with the Adapt Program as a youth counselor. He was a proud member of Alcoholics Anonymous and would have celebrated 25 years of sobriety this June. He is survived by daughters, Alana Stobert (Luke Gardiner), Dartmouth; Mellisa Stobert (Mike Warren), Barrie Ont.; sisters, Natalie Johnson, Red Lake, Ont.; Diane Pendress, Winnipeg, Man.; brother, Marno, British Columbia, as well as many close friends. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Christ Church (corner of Wentworth and Ochterloney Streets, Dartmouth), Bishop Russell Hatton officiating. A reception will be held at 3 p.m. at Club 24 on Dundas Street. Family flowers only by request. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Club 24. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, Queen Street.
SMITH, Eugene William "Bill"
Age 78, of Little Harbour Road, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2009, in Aberdeen Hospital. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Eugene and Lillian (Munsie) Smith. He was a retired mechanic and body man having worked at Townsend Motors, Spencer Mills and Canadian Tire, following which he operated his own business from his home. He was a member of the Antique Car Club. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 55 years, the former Margie Pettipas; daughters, Gloria Ann Ryan (Ron), Garden of Eden; Debra Dee, Stellarton; son, Steven (Nicole), Riverton; grandchildren, Michael Smith, Justin Smith, Wesley Smith, Robin Dee, Arianna Smith; great-grandchildren, Emma and Bobby Smith; daughter-in-law, Shirley Anderson; sisters, Dorothy Rae, Stellarton; Gloria Adair, Grand Prairie; brothers, Clarence "Bud", Stellarton; John (Agnes), Westville Road; George (Beth), British Columbia. He was predeceased by sons, Bobby and Billy; sister, Kay Lays. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, from where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with Mr. Fergie MacKay officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Pictou County Victorian Order of Nurses.