BONNER, Donald Charles "Don"
It is with great grief and sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Donald Charles Bonner, 57, of Oakfield, on April 22, 2009. We find comfort that he died while doing something he loved to do - playing hockey with his best bud, son, Brad. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Donna, the love of his life; and children, Jennifer (Dwayne) and Brad (Amanda), his pride and joy; mother, Beryl Bonner; brother, Gary (Frances) Bonner; sisters, Bonnie (Andy) Hebert, Cheryl (Patrick) Sheehan, Joy (Brian) McEwan;father-in-law, Donald Grandy; sister in law, Diana (Dave) Bezanson; brother-in-law, Kenneth (Betty) Grandy; 12 nieces and nephews, and their families. He was predeceased by his father, Donald Bonner; and mother-in-law Miriam Grandy. Don's career started with Nova Scotia Power, he then entered into a family business that he ran with his dad. Most recently he worked as a site supervisor with ING Real Estate; a job that he looked forward to each day, with people who always made him laugh and who he considered to be like family. Don was an outdoorsman who loved to go to the camp in Bass River, where he enjoyed hunting and snowmobiling with his family. As an avid golfer, he spent his summers playing many rounds and tournaments across the province with his wife and son. He was an athlete who had a passion for hockey and baseball. He coached both minor baseball, minor and suburban hockey, where he was presented a "Coach of the Year" award, of which he was very proud. He had even been known to hold a "Horseshoe Champion" title for a few years. As a jack of all trades there was not a problem or project that he would not tackle - or be asked to tackle. He was talented, funny and generous with his time and spirit. Above all, he loved being with his family. Visitation will be held Sunday. April 26 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, Lower Sackville. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 27 in St. Thomas Anglican Church, Fall River, at 6 p.m., reception to follow. Burial will be held Tuesday, April 28, at 10 a.m. in St. Margaret's Anglican Church, Oakfield. The family wishes to extend their thanks to the staff at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Emergency Department, and the First Responders for their compassion. Donations can be made to Kid Sport Nova Scotia (425-5450 ext. 350) or a charity of your choice.
MacDONALD, Lillian Jean
87, Willow Lodge Home For Special Care, Tatamagouche, and formerly of Malagash, passed away April 23, 2009 in the Lodge. Born in Malagash, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Elmira (Patriquin) Purdy. As a young woman during the Second World War, she spent her time at the Pictou shipyards as a Journeyman boiler cleaner. After the war, she spent the rest of her life in Malagash raising her large family of 14 children. While in Malagash, she was active in her community in the UCW, MARS group, and was a president of the Home and School Association. She loved flowers and working in her flower garden, crossword puzzles and socializing with friends and neighbours. Surviving are her daughters, Katherine Smith (Clayton), Bible Hill; Jean Tingley (David), Wheatly River, P.E.I.; Loretta Nickerson (Loran), Crowes Mills; Francine MacDonald, Centreville; Teresa MacDonald, Malagash; June Jenkins (Dean), Cobourg, Ont.; sons, John (Cheryl), Regina, Sask.; Danny (Melanie) Rocky Mountain House, Alta.; Bernie (Steve Crossman), Dartmouth; sons-in-law, Michael Tibbetts, Dartmouth; Raymond Stevens, Pugwash; daughter-in-law, Laura MacDonald (Leonard's wife), Alberta; 34 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; nephews and nieces. Lillian was predeceased by her husband, Francis MacDonald; sons, Leonard and Lee; daughters, Mary Theresa, Karen Stevens and Sandra Tibbetts; sister, Mae Welton; nephew, Donald Baxter. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, April 27, in Malagash United Church, Rev. Connie McNamara officiating. Interment will be in Miners' Cemetery, Malagash. A reception will follow in the Malagash Mines Hall until 7 p.m. Family flowers only by request. Memorial donations to Miners' Cemetery or Willow Lodge would be appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Coulter's Funeral Home (657-3288) P.O. Box 190, Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0.
HARRIS, James "Jim"
69, Sydney, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on April 23, 2009, after a brief illness. Born in 1939, Jim was the son of Everett and Rose (Bellman) Harris of Yarmouth. Jim moved with his family to Cape Breton in 1965 to manage the Metropolitan Store in Sydney. After several years in management, Jim began a long career with London Life Insurance and retired early. Throughout his career, Jim served his clients with a high degree of professionalism and respect. His greatest joy was his wife, children, and grandchildren, and after he retired, he enjoyed the simple pleasures of life, like the long walks he took with his wife, Elizabeth, in Petersfield. He had a lifelong, avid interest in aviation and spent many long hours building model airplanes to the highest standards. Jim's interest in music, especially the guitar, continues to be enjoyed by his whole family. Jim is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Seely) of Sydney; his mother, Rose (Bellman) Harris of Yarmouth; his daughters, Kimberly Harris (Eddy Edison) of Dartmouth; Karrie (Iain) Matheson, of Lower Sackville; Kathie "Kate" Harris, at home; and Susan (George) Anthony, of Eastern Passage; his sons, Scott (Melissa Holmes) of Port Hope, Ont.; and Stuart (Selena Cheater) of Faro, Y.T.; his grandsons, John and Gregory MacInnis of Halifax, Geoffrey Matheson of Lower Sackville; Ryan and Brett Anthony, of Eastern Passage; Cameron Harris, of Port Hope, Ont.; his granddaughters, Lauren and Christine Harris, of Port Hope, Ont.; his great-grandson, Owen Pickles, of Sydney; his brothers, Ren (Sharon) Harris of Edmonton, Alta., and David (Coral) Harris of Nappan; his sisters, Suzie (Pat) Eldridge and Judy (David) Sollows of Yarmouth. He was predeceased by his father, Everett Harris; sister, Eleanor Harris, and his grandson, Stephen MacInnis. He will be most sadly missed by his loving wife of 50 years, Elizabeth, and his family. Following cremation, a private family memorial will be held at an undetermined date. In honour of the nurses and doctors, who tended to him with the greatest compassion and professionalism, the family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Jim's memory to the An Cala Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. A special thank-you to the nurses of the VON for their care and compassion and all the friends who assisted the family during this very difficult time.
ANDERSON, Cyril John
65, Halifax, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 23, 2009, surrounded by his family and loved ones, after a very long and courageous battle with a brain tumour. Proudly born and raised in Canso, which stayed in his heart as his home, he was the son of the late Bill and Marjorie (Fanning) Anderson. Cyril was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, who will remember him as a loyal, loving, caring and very strong man who knew how to tell a story. He was a fisherman for many years and last worked as a security guard. He is survived by daughters, Carrolyn Bilmer (Todd), Donna Anderson, both of Halifax; Wanda Anderson (Chris Joseph), Dartmouth; grandchildren, Justina, Heavenly, Shantia, Shaundelle, Hailie, Eve, Magnus, Braedon and an unborn great-grandchild; brothers, Bill, Halifax; Tom, Toronto, Ont.; Jim, Lunenburg; Bob, Canso; sisters, Marjie, Canso and Janice, Eastern Passage. Cyril was predeceased by his wife, Donna (Boudreau). Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield, (477-5601), where visitation will be held on Monday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with burial to take place at a later date in Canso.
GARDINER, Emily Elizabeth
78, of Timberlea, passed away April 23, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary Site, QEII. Born in New Perlican Trinity Bay, N.L., she was the daughter of the late William and Lillian (Short) Hiscock. She worked with Simpson's and retired from The Bay in 1995. She is survived by several cousins and good friends in Greenwood Heights. Predeceased by husband, Ernest in 2002 and son, Gary in 1959. Visitation will be held today from 6-8 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 27, both in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St.; Rev. Carson Baxter officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
RAMEY, Gordon D.
94, of North Queens Nursing Home, Caledonia, formerly of Greenfield, passed away peacefully in North Queens Nursing Home, April 23, 2009. Born in Wellington, Queens Co., he was a son of the late Hastings and Lily (Hirtle) Ramey. Gordon was a veteran of the Second World War, serving in Newfoundland with the 103rd Coast Battery. He was a school bus driver and mechanic for 24 years and was a member of Greenfield United Baptist Church before transferring his membership to Buckfield United Baptist Church. He was a former superintendent of Greenfield United Baptist Church Sunday School and an honourary member of the Greenfield Fire Department. Surviving besides his wife, Ivy (Fraser) are his daughter, Esther Ward of Greenfield and his son, Ronald (Kathryn) of Greenfield; grandchildren, June (Dwane) Lawson, Trevor (Lisa) Ramey, and Nicholas Ramey, all of Greenfield; great-granddaughter, Brooke Lawson and stepgreat-grandchildren, Kelsey, Shelby and Kayla Freeman; his brother, Irvin (Geraldine) of Bridgewater. He was predeceased by his sisters, Muriel Freeman and Dena and brother, Milton. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 28, from 9-10:45 a.m. and funeral service will be at 11 a.m. all in Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool, Dr. Harry Gardner officiating, assisted by Rev. Dennis Nickerson. A private family committal will take place in Pinerest Cemetery, Greenfield. Family flowers only, donations may be made to North Queens Nursing Home, Pinerest Cemetery Fund or to the Canadian Blood Services.
Died in Cornwall, Ont., on April 17, 2009. He was the brother of Heather of Sherbrooke, Que. and the late Allan (Mary Lou) of Shelburne; uncle of Tom, Colin, Kevin, Michaela and Shannon Ryan and great-uncle of their thirteen offspring. On Thursday, April 23, stories of Dave were shared with family and friends and some of the wonderful members of the Assertive Community Treatment Team of Cornwall.
CLOUTIER, Joseph "Yvon" Robert
72, of South Farmington, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2009, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Drummondville, Que., he was a son of the late Adeodat and Angeline (Cloutier) Cloutier. Yvon retired after 26 years as a safety technician with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. Yvon is survived by his wife, the former, Jessie Weir; sons, Martin (Serena), South Farmington; Thomas (Tracy), Waterloo, Ont.; sisters, Gisele, Denise, Suzanne, Joslyne, Mariette, all of Drummondville, Que.; brothers, Jean Guy, Gilles, Denis, Alain, Richard, all of Drummondville, Que.; grandchildren, Samantha, Myles, Ryan, Jordan, MacKayla, Eric and Kian. He was predeceased by infant sister, Gisele and daughter, Christine. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m., Sunday, April 26, in Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448, Rev. Bill McLeod officiating. A reception for family and friends will follow the service. Private family interment will be in Church Grove Cemetery, Melvern Square. By request, family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to Valley Regional Hospital - ICU, Kentville; Fidelis House, IWK Health Centre.
HATHERLY, Donald Henderson Q.C. "Don"
of Granville Centre, formerly of Bridgetown, passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit of Annapolis Community Health Centre in Annapolis Royal on April 23, 2009, from complications following surgery. Don, a son of the late James Gordon Hatherly and Jean Aileen (Henderson) was born January 29, 1930, in Medford, Mass. Don grew up in Truro attending Willow Street School and Colchester County Academy. Don graduated with a B.A. from Mount Allison University and a law degree from Dalhousie University. Don's legal practice involved both Crown Prosecutor and private practice in Bridgetown where Don and his wife, Fran worked together serving the legal needs of the community. Don also served on the Bridgetown Town Council. Among Don's many interests were curling, bowling, playing bridge with his neighbors, and he had a passion for history. More recently, he enjoyed retirement, rose gardening, walking through the historic gardens, listening to classical music, dining at Newman's Restaurant and watching the backyard antics of the wildlife there, and caring for Fran. Don was predeceased by his loving wife of 48 years, Frances (Sharp) Hatherly; his sister, Jeanne Craig Graham, and recently his niece, Pamela Jean Langille. Don is survived by his sister, Norma Langille, Halifax and brother, Richard (Evelyn) Hatherly, Barrie, Ont., and numerous nieces and nephews and their children, and many cousins. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Don's life will be held on Monday, April 27, at 2 p.m. in Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, 385 Granville St., Bridgetown, Rev. Keith Churchill officiating. The family thanks Dr. Barkwell, the nurses and staff of the Palliative Care Unit for their loving care of both Frances and Don as they completed the circle of their lives. A special thanks to Don's devoted caregivers, Sharon and Judy. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, Annapolis Community Health Centre, PO Box 426, Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0.
MacLEAN, Mary Catherine
93, New Glasgow, formerly Stellarton, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2009, in Valley View Villa, Riverton. Born in Gairloch, she was a daughter of the late Hector and Georgina (Johnson) MacKenzie. She is survived by her daughters, Maryln Taylor (Allison), Stellarton; Sandra Cameron (Andrew), Dartmouth; grandchildren, Pamela Jenkins (Todd), Pictou Landing; Michael Taylor, Halifax; Blair Cameron, Dartmouth; Kristen Guay (Philip), Eastern Passage and great-grandchildren, Bree, Korben and Brycen Jenkins. She is also survived by sisters, Florence MacDonald, Salem; Ethel MacCulloch, Guelph, Ont.; brothers, Ian (Alice) MacKenzie, Millbrook and Hector (Eleanor) MacKenzie, Green Hill, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Alexander "Allie" MacLean; daughter, Jean Lake and brothers, Johnson and Daniel. Visitations will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Her funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday from St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (The Kirk Church), New Glasgow with Rev. Richard Sand officiating. Burial will be in Gairloch Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Gairloch or to a charity of one's choice.
69, wife of Albert Boudreau of Timberlea, passed away at her residence on Sunday, April 19, 2009. Born July 24, 1939, in Shediac, N.B., she was the adopted daughter of the late Henri and Alvina (Babineau) Breau. She will be sadly missed by her loving family, husband of 49 years, Albert and their children, Brenda Boudreau (Peter Purcell) of Timberlea; Charlene Boudreau of Halifax, and Dennis Boudreau (Danielle Fralic) of Hubley; sister Edna Boudreau of Shediac; grandchildren, Amanda, Jessica, Monica and Joey, great- grandson, Aydon, and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by a half-brother, Freddie Breau. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, in Saint-Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 415 Main St., Shediac, N.B., followed by a reception. On-line condolences at: Boudreau@live.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Frenette Funeral Home Ltd., 396 Main St., Shediac (506-532-3297). www.frenettefuneralhome.com. Donations to the National Aphasia Association (Stroke Related Brain Condition), 350-Seventh Avenue, Suite 902, New York, NY 10001 (1-800-922-4622) would be appreciated.
DESMOND, Rosalie Arlene
75, Truro. It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt on April 23, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Truro on June 9, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Florence (Russel) Sheppard and Walter Williams. Rosalie is survived by children, Nancy Ogunniya-Clyke (Fred), Whitby, Ont.; Laura Desmond, Toronto, Ont.; James Desmond, Truro; Carmen Borden (Jake), Truro; Candace Roopchaud (KC), Brampton, Ont.; Carol Desmond, Truro; Jean Desmond (Al), Truro; Gerald Desmond, Halifax; Sabrina Desmond, Scarborough, Ont.; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; siblings, Eugene Russel, East Preston; Carmen Winston, Norfolk, Va.; Charles "Snookie" Tynes, Truro. She was predeceased by her husband, James Desmond; daughter, Frances Desmond; sister, Olive Clark (New Glasgow). Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 26, from 7-9 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Funeral service on Monday, April 27, at 2 p.m. in Zion United Baptist Church, 454 Prince St., Truro, Pastor Brian Johnston officiating. Donations in her memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Nova Scotia.