WILSON, Douglas Patrick "Rick"
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Rick Wilson, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, after a hard-fought battle with a rare blood disorder. Leaving to mourn, the love of this life and best friend, Goldie. He was an amazing father to Jeff (Jolene) and Tara (Dana). He will be sadly missed by his beloved dog, Bo. He was the adored grandpa to Jake, Julia, Jessica, Griffin and Paige. He was predeceased by his father, Earl; sister-in-law, Karen; and he will be sadly missed by his mother, Lena; brothers, Steve, Tom (Terry), Mark (Lori); sister, Liz (Bob); father-in-law and mother-in-law, Winston and Emma Coates; brothers-in-law, Glen (Janice) and Gary (Tina); and special aunt, Alma; along with many nieces and nephews. He will also be sadly missed by the many friends and neighbours he touched during his 28 years in the military and ten years as a WestJet pilot. The world will be less bright for all those who knew him. There will be no formal service as per his wishes, please raise a glass in his memory. If desired, memorial donations can be made to a charity of choice. Personal Alternative Funeral Services 12 East Lake Way NE, Airdrie, Alberta (403) 216-5111 and (403) 912-0307
SMITH, Janet E.
48, of Brooklyn, Queens Co., passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on April 23, 2009, with her family by her side. Born in Liverpool, she was a daughter of George Crowell of Liverpool and the late Betty (Ptolemy) Crowell. Janet was a teller with the Royal Bank of Canada. She was a former employee with Sobeys Liverpool for 15 years, as well as a former employee of Wells Fargo Financial, Liverpool. Janet enjoyed the outdoors, spending time in her garden, hunting and fishing. The cottage was a favorite place of Janet's. She served as treasurer for the Liverpool Baseball Club and she loved to bowl. She is survived by her husband, Robert Wayne; her daughter, Chelsey (Nick Conrad) of Halifax and her son, Jeremy, at home; her sister, Joanne Westlake of Lower Sackville, and her brothers, David (Karen) of Dartmouth, and Donald (Wanda) of Bridgewater. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool where a memorial service will be held Friday, May 15, at 2 p.m., Pastor Bethe Benjamin-Cameron officiating. Burial will be in Pinerest Cemetery, Greenfield. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to any charity.
PELLEY, Clyde "Crawford"
74, of Bridgewater, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2009, in Queen's Manor Nursing Home, Liverpool. Born in Port Union, N.L., he was a son of Jessie (Haines) Banfield of Halifax and the late Alexander Pelley. In his earlier years Crawford worked with the Department of Transport and then went on to own his own plumbing and heating business in Gander, N.L. He retired after working 30 years as Chief Engineer on the fishing dragger for National Sea Products. Crawford was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with family, and had a love for music, playing the organ and harmonica. He will be deeply missed by many. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, the former Anne Allen; daughter, Doreen (Derreck) Ivany, Halifax; son, Richard (Susan) Pelley, Bridgewater; stepchildren, Wade (Cindy) Knickle, Spectacle Lakes; Valerie (Derek) Keddy, Kentville; Jennifer (Roy) Mills, Lunenburg; sister, Betty Mason, Port Union, N.L.; brothers, Jack Pelley, Halifax; Walter (Theresa) Pelley, North Sydney; Fred (Angela) Pelley, Halifax; Richard (Janice) Pelley, Halifax; Alex (June) Pelley of the Northwest Territories; half-sister, Judy Banfield, LaHave Manor; two grandsons; two stepgrandsons; two stepgranddaughters and one great great-grandson. Crawford was predeceased by brother, Clayton. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy No. 3, Lunenburg and where a memorial service to celebrate Crawford's life will be held on Monday at 2 p.m., Rev. Ken Wild officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or any charity.
LeBLANC, Alice Jane
68, Yarmouth, passed away at home on Saturday, April 25, 2009. Born June 23, 1940 in Yarmouth, she was a daughter of the late Donald and Myrtle (Lambert) Dunn. Alice was a member of Temple Baptist Church, and she worked at the Yarmouth Theatre for about 25 years, and at the Villa St. Joseph du Lac for 13 years. She was very independent, loved working, and always enjoyed her morning tea. She is survived by son, Victor (Cathy) LeBlanc; daughters, Shirley LeBlanc (Wayne Duncan), Pauline LeBlanc (Bob Doucette), Brenda (Bill) Dulong; brother, Jack (Sally) Dunn; sister, Shirley (David) Cosman; grandchildren, Twila, Amanda, Jessica, Sydney, and Josie; and great-grandchildren, Christian, Maia, and Ethan, all of Yarmouth. She is predeceased by her husband, Melvin Jean LeBlanc; and brother, Billy Dunn. Special thanks to the Oncology Unit of Yarmouth Regional Hospital, the Victorian Order of Nurses, Family First Medical (Gert Sweeney), home care, Dr. Zia, Dr. Davis and Dr. Leahey, and to everyone who gave us the great support to have Mom stay at home. We could not have done it without all your help. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be on Monday from 1-2 p.m., with the funeral to follow at 2 p.m., both in H. M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Yarmouth, Rev. Robert MacCormack officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. Family flowers only please. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or to the Oncology Unit at Yarmouth Regional Hospital.
MacDONALD, Olive Anne
A graveside memorial for Olive Anne MacDonald will be held May 23, 2009, at 2 p.m in Lochaber Mines, Halifax Co., at The Little Church in the Wildwood, officiated by Verna Dunlop.
MILLER, Charles Henry
July 11, 1918 - April 19, 2009. Charles, recently of Calgary, Alta., passed away peacefully in Rockyview General Hospital on Sunday, April 19, 2009, at the age of 90 years. Charles was born on July 11, 1918, in Bridgeburg, Ont. He married his beloved wife of 67 years, Joyce (McCallum) in St. Catharines, Ont. in 1941. Following four and a half years overseas, he was employed by Standard Brands until he retired as General Manager of the Atlantic Region. His occupation took him and his family to the Maritimes and finally to Bedford. Charles loved to meet people, developed wonderful relationships everywhere he went, and was always there to lend a helping hand. Charles was an active member of the Bedford community as President of the Bedford Lions Club, member of the Knights of Columbus, and the Bedford Legion. He also enjoyed his years as a volunteer with CNIB in Halifax. One of his proudest moments was the opening of the Bedford Lawn Bowls Club which he and his wife Joyce Co-founded and supported for many years. In 2007 they moved to western Canada to make Calgary their new home where he joined the Calgary Millennium Branch of the Legion. Once again, many new friends were made quickly. Charles is survived and will be lovingly missed by his wife, Joyce; his daughters, Judith Ann (Martin) Scott, of St. Catharines, Ont.; Linda (Shane) Arsenault, of Dartmouth; and Gail (Donald) Millett, of Calgary, Alta.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his sister, Mary (Owen) Lemyre, of Toronto, Ont.; as well as nephews and nieces. A celebration of Charles' life was held in McInnis & Holloway's Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, Alta.) on Thursday, April 23. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 - 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5, Telephone: (403) 205-3966, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. In living memory of Charles Miller, a tree will be planted in Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, Alta., telephone: (800) 661-1599.
SIMPSON, Alec Nocton
Passed away on April 22, 2009 in his 90th year. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Margaret Elizabeth "Peggy"; and his brother, Cyril. Alec was born in Stretford, Lancashire, England, in 1920 and was educated at Stretford Grammar School. He joined the British Territorial Army and was on active service from 1939-1946 in the United Kingdom, Southeast Asia, and Germany. In 1947, he joined the Pursers' Department of the Cunard Line and served on board many of their ships, including the Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mary. Alec and Peggy were married in 1948 and resided in England for a year, after which he accepted a posting to the Montreal office of the company. They resided in Montreal from 1950-1975, when Alec took early retirement from his position as Vice-president of Passenger Sales in Canada. After the cessation of Cunard's service to Canada, Alec joined New World Education Cruises as General Manager and retired to accept an appointment to coordinate and activate a new program of cooperation between the Atlantic provinces and the Canadian government Office of Tourism. Well-known and respected throughout the tourism industry, Alec was coordinator of the Atlantic Canada Tourism Marketing Program until he joined the Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, retiring in 1985. Alec was actively engaged in several volunteer activities, including the organization and participation of Nova Scotia in the International Gathering of the Clans. The essential part of his working life involved tourism. He traveled far and wide representing Nova Scotia and the Atlantic provinces. Always interested in maintaining his contacts and interest in the military, Alec was an Associate Member of RA Park Officers Mess and a founding Director of the Halifax Citadel Regimental Association, spending much of his retired life at the Citadel in Halifax, especially with the 78th Highlanders of which he was the Honorary Colonel. Alec was president of the Montreal branch of Skål Club International in 1970 and a member of the Skål Club in Halifax. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Vimy Branch in London, Ont. He is survived by his loving daughter, Anne Elizabeth; and son, William Stewart (Tracy), of Ontario. Also survived by his nephews, John, Alec, and James in England. Donations in his memory may be made to the Halifax Citadel Regimental Association.
GLAZEBROOK, Lucy Ann
98, Ferguson Cove, passed away April 22, 2009, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in Cape Broyle, N.L. She was a daughter of the late James and Julia (Ryan) O'Brien. She was a long-time employee of Sears. Lucy was an Honoured Royal Lady of the Elks Club. She belonged to Purcell's Cove Social Club. Lucy was known as "Nanny Glazebrook" of Ferguson's Cove. She was well known and loved throughout the area for her kind nature and her door was always open. She is survived by daughter, Sandra (Trueman) Tufts, of Timberlea; son, Jim (Sharon) Glazebrook, of Ferguson's Cove; sisters, Anna O'Brien, Maggie O'Brien, Barbara O'Brien, Sister Marie O'Brien, and Joan Boland, all of Newfoundland; grandchildren, Heather-Lee (Rob) Jewers, Ja-Red (Andrea) Glazebrook, Jacob Glazebrook; great-grandchildren, Makayla and Hayden Jewers, and Lucie Glazebrook; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Joseph, a well decorated Second World War veteran who received the Distinguished Flying Cross from the Royal Air Force. She was also predeceased by brothers, Cecil and Frank; sisters, Sister Redempta, Madeline, Ethel, and Gertrude. Visitation will be held 2-4 p.m. Saturday, and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 27, in St. Thomas Aquinas, Oxford Street. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice. Family and friends will truly miss this one of a kind lady.
TUPPER, James Aubrey "Jim"
77, Halifax, passed away on April 16, 2009, in QEII Health Sciences Center, Halifax, after a short illness. Born in Lunenburg, he was a son of the late Dr. J. Aubrey and Joyce (Hebb) Tupper. A graduate of Dalhousie University, he was employed in the fisheries industry for over 31 years with National Sea Products, in various positions from production to marketing to plant management and then on to senior management. While he lived in Lunenburg, he took a big step and became a Town Councillor. He moved to Halifax in 1967 and the family remained there. After leaving National Sea Products in the mid 80s, he moved on to his second career as General Manager of the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Lunenburg, for 19 years, a job which he enjoyed and felt it was very important to maintain the history of the fishing industry in Atlantic Canada. During his spare time in the early years, he curled, golfed and sailed. In recent years he was involved as an official at regional and national curling events, including two national deaf curling championships. He continued to enjoy mixed Bridge. He was a long-time member of Rockingham United Church, and up until his death, Jim was very much involved with the men's choir, as well as assisting with various projects at the church. He was also involved with Feed Nova Scotia as a volunteer. He was involved with the start up of many different groups who were trying to make life better for the deaf and hard of hearing people. This included the founding committee of the Atlantic Ministry of the Deaf. He was a lifetime member of Phi Kappa Pi Fraternity, Zeta Gamma Chapter of Dalhousie University. He is survived by his wife of over 53 years, C. Eve (McMackin) Tupper; sons, Thomas (Manon Gelinas), Greenwood; Robert and his service dog Blitzen, Halifax; Mark (Michi Morioka) Takamatsu, Japan. He will be greatly missed by Robin (Loring) Foster, Vancouver; Bill (Minte) McMackin, Rothesay; Margaret Sanford, Rothesay; Gerry (Lynn) McMackin, Rothesay; and many cousins, nieces, nephews. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 29; funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in Rockingham United Church, with Rev. Paulette Phillips, assisted by Rev. Glenn MacLean. Cremation will follow the service, interment at a later date. Reception to follow in the church hall. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Atlantic Ministry of the Deaf, Feed Nova Scotia, Rockingham United Church, Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic or charity of choice.
HASTIE, Ethleen "Jake"
92, of Wolfville, passed away peacefully into the arms of God on Wednesday, April 22, 2009. Born Hilda Ethleen Marguerite Jacobson, in New Carlisle, Que., to Henry Edward Jacobson and Charlotte Grace Chatterton on September 10, 1916. After earning her teaching degree at MacDonald College in Quebec, she taught briefly at Baie Comeau High School in Baie Comeau, Que. She married her beloved husband, the late Jack Bigelow Hastie, son of Christopher (of Canso) and Hazel Hastie and brother to Jean Hastie of Wolfville. She had two children, John Christopher Hastie, now of Wolfville and Kathryn Jean (Hastie) Doughty, now of Sharon, Vt. She was grandmother to Alex Hastie and Ennaea Currie, and mother-in-law to Aunah Hastie. Jake vacationed with Jack, Kathryn and John annually at Evangeline Beach, loving to dine at Sterlings restaurant. She moved to Wolfville permanently in 1973. A devoted Christian, she was a member of the Wolfville Baptist Church. She loved to sing, dress in fine clothes and eat good food. Completing the Chronicle Herald's lexicon puzzle was an important weekly activity, hoping that one day she would be the winner. She loved her children dearly and was a devote believer in herbal medicine for good health. The last member of her family, Jake was predeceased by her siblings, Reta, Clyde, Annie, Florence and Jim. Funeral arrangements are being coordinated by Lindsay Funeral Home. Her Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. today, April 25, in Wolfville Baptist Church, with burial in Willowbank Cemetery - all are welcome. Reception at the home of John Hastie, 35 Minas View Dr., Wolfville. Given that she died on Earth Day and loved flowers, memorial donations would be gratefully appreciated for the beautification of the gardens in Willow Park, Wolfville per the Town of Wolfville, 359 Main St., Wolfville, NS B4P 1A1, in her name.
SMITH, Marion Kathleen
81, of Dartmouth, formerly from Saint John, N.B., passed away April 21, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in St. Martin's, N.B., she was a daughter of the late Harry and Laura (Gamble) Love. She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Kathleen; son-in-law, Jim; and granddaughter, Sara, of Dartmouth. Marion worked for Beck's Dry Cleaning and the Metropolitan Store for many years. She loved bowling and playing Skip Bo and loved her favourite furry friend "Molly". Marion had a strong faith in the Lord and relied on His help and strength even during her illness. Marion is also survived by her sister, Marguerite (Lewis) Bland, Saint John, N.B.; sisters-in-law, Elsie Lawson, Quispamsis, N.B.; Doreen Love, Ontario; Doreen Porter, Amherst; and Lillian Love, Saint John, N.B.; brother-in-law, Lloyd Smith (Germaine); several nieces and nephews; and her best friend of many years, Ann Ferris. She was predeceased by her husband, Earle Smith; and brothers, Murray and Stuart. Visitation will be held in Castle Funeral Home, "Fallsview Chapel", 309 Lancaster Ave., Saint John, N.B. (506-634-1701) on Monday, April 27, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., with the funeral service being held in the Fallsview Chapel on Tuesday, April 28, at 11 a.m., Rev. John Cheyne and Rev. Sheila MacDonald officiating. A reception will be held immediately following the service in the Fallsview Family Reception Centre. Burial will be in Ocean View Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will be held in Faith Tabernacle Church in Halifax at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the S.P.C.A., Canadian Cancer Society, or to any charity.
DOUCET, Marie Claire
59, Cheticamp, passed away on April 23, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born on April 28, 1949, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Joséphine (LeBrun) Larade. She was an active member of her community. Marie Claire had a passion for rug hooking and worked at it most of her life. She shared her beautiful talent by offering rug hooking classes for several years in Cheticamp. She will be sadly missed but deeply remembered for her strength, her courage, and her guidance. She was a devoted wife, a precious mother, a caring sister, a thoughtful aunt, a lifelong friend, and a loving, proud grandmother. Marie Claire was a well-respected lady and touched many lives in numerous ways. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Robert; daughters, Sylvette (Pierre) Fillion, Alberta; Marie-Josée, Colette (Clayton) Roach, both of Halifax; sons, Stéphane (Brenda), Jérémie, all of Halifax; sisters, Sylvie (Rhéal) Aucoin, Muriel (Barry) Chiasson; brothers, Gérard (Marie) Larade, Joseph (Yvette) Larade, Fernand (Paulette) Larade; grandchildren, Alexanne, Gabriel, and Sophie. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by sister, Majella Lelièvre. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, April 28, at 11 a.m. in St. Peter's Church, Cheticamp, with Father Peter Leblanc officiating. A gathering of family and friends following the funeral was her wish. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Donations in memory of Marie Claire may be made to Le Conseil Des Arts De Cheticamp. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services, Ltd.