CLATTENBURG, Marion Flora
86, of Halifax, passed away April 23, 2009, in Northwood Centre, Halifax. Marion was born in West Point, P.E.I. She was the daughter of the late James Auld and Margaret (MacDonald) Auld. Marion grew up in West Point, and moved to Halifax at age 18, while working at the Ammunitions Factory during the Second World War. She met her future husband Edson Clattenburg. The couple married in 1947 and settled on Edgewood Avenue, Halifax. Marion was a member of Edgewood Oxford United Church since its founding. Active in the "Bluebell" Unit of the UCW. Marion was a loving homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her. Marion is survived by daughter, Doreen (Clattenburg) Daykin, Halifax; grandsons, Michael Hatfield, Steven Hatfield, both of Halifax; Mathew Daykin, Toronto, Ont.; sister, Florence (Auld) Betts, Toronto, Ont.; brother and sisters-in-law, Margaret and Garnet Clattenburg, Halifax; Anita (Clattenburg) and Perry Williams, Belnan; June Clattenburg, Bible Hill; brothers-in-law, Albert MacLean, Prince Edward Island; Clayton Betts, Toronto; great-granddaughter, Maggie Hatfield, Spryfield, many nieces and nephews. Marion was predeceased by husband, Edson Clattenburg; daughter, Margaret Ann (Clattenburg) Hatfield; sister, Anna (Auld) MacLean, and brother, Walter Auld. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Homes, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, where visitation will take place Monday and Tuesday from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Edgewood United Oxford Church, 3055 Connaught Ave., Rev. David Hann officiating. Reception to follow service in Atlantic Funeral Home. Flowers accepted.
HARRIGAN, Arthur Leonard
88, Herring Cove, passed away peacefully at his home after a lengthy illness. Born August 16, 1920, in Herring Cove, he was a son of the late Heber and Mary (Nickerson) Harrigan. He attended St. Mary's College before taking over the family business, "Harrigan Brothers General Store" in Herring Cove until 1974 when the store was sold. He also ran A.L. Harrigan Insurance. Over the years, he was actively involved in St. James' Anglican Church, Herring Cove and community organizations, including Halifax County School Board, Nova Scotia Amateur Artist's Association, and Missions to Seamen. He enjoyed painting and photography. He is survived by his long-time friend and companion, Angela Arsenault; daughters, Chrystal Gray (Glen), Sambro; Cindy, Halifax; his son, Leonard (Judy Mansfield), Halifax; grandchildren, Lisa (Alan Forsey), Jason Harrigan, Shawna Gray, and Ryan Gray (Dawn Shepherd); his great-grandchild, Julia Forsey, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his former wife, Anita; his son, Dale; brother, Erlyn, and sister, Ethel. The family extends a special thanks to the Arsenault Family, Dr. Hugh Matheson, the VON, Northwood Homecare, and Bayshore Homecare for their care and compassion, as well as QEII Palliative Care Unit and Nova Scotia Continuing Care. Cremation has taken place under the care of J.A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax, NS (477-5601). A graveside service will be held on May 25, at 11 a.m. at St. James' Cemetery, Herring Cove, followed by a reception in St. James' Church Hall. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Victorian Order of Nurses, or any other charity.
MAHAR, Gerard Francis
60, of Kentville, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2009, at home. Born in Charlottetown, P.E.I., he was a son of the late Elmer and Margaret (Coyle) Mahar. He had been employed as a truck driver and freight supervisor for H.B. Legge and was later the meat manager at the Kentville Foodland. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, the former Trudy Smith; daughter, Deanna Marie Keddy (Dennis), Centreville; son, Gerard Francis (Christina) Mahar Jr., Kentville; sisters, Patricia (Lawrence), Frances "Fran", Betty (Brian), Irene (Gary) and Dorothy (Chris); brother, Donnie (Cheryl); mother-in-law, Lorraine Smith, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; brother-in-law, Rick Smith, Charlottetown; grandchildren, Kaylee, Kelsey and Dominic; an unborn grandchild; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Mary and Brenda. Cremation has taken place under the direction of White Family Funeral Home, Kentville and there will be no visitation by family request. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 27, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Pastor Brian Reid officiating. Burial will take place in Willowbank Cemetery, Wolfville. The family wishes to express their sincerest appreciation to Dr. Catherine McNally for her care, kindness and support. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Annapolis Valley Victorian Order of Nurses - Palliative Care. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
DARES, Annie Margaret
95, of Centre, passed away Friday, April 24, 2009, in Mahone Nursing Home, Mahone Bay. Born in Puffycup, Mason's Beach, she was the daughter of the late Esson and Arlette (Langille) Levy. In her earlier years, Annie worked for Quality Poultry in Lilydale and then went on to work for many years at National Sea Products, Lunenburg. A faithful member of Grace Lutheran Church, First South, she was also a member of the E.L.W. of the church. The way in which Annie lived life was an inspiration to all who knew her. Compassion, thoughtfulness, kindness, laughter and love for her family were an integral part of her everyday living. Annie is survived by her daughters, Evelyn (Rayburn) Knickle of Bridgewater; Barbara (Robert) Mossman of Centre; Sylvia Locher of Chatham, Ont.; and Rosalie (Michael) Touesnard of Centre; sons, Rayburn (Marilyn) and David (Brenda), both of Centre; sister, Jean Spicer, Parrsboro; 15 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren and nine great great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Willis; sister, Grace; brothers, Harvey, Berton, Ray, Warren and Gordon, and great-granddaughter, Miranda. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Highway No. 3, Lunenburg, where family and friends are invited to share memories of Annie on Monday from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service to celebrate Annie's life will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Grace Lutheran Church, First South, Rev. Vivian Roberts officiating. Interment will be in Sunny Valley Cemetery, Centre. Flowers from the immediate family only, memorial donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, Sunny Valley Cemetery, Mahone Nursing Home or to a charity of your choice.
HATTIE, William MacPhie "Mac"
92, of North Main Street, Trenton, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2009, at home. Born in Sunny Brae, he was the son of the late Newton and Hilda (MacPhie) Hattie. He was a retired assistant superintendent with Hawker Siddeley and Trenton Industries. He was a member of the First United Church, Trenton. He was a charter member of the Pictou County Amateur Radio Club. He is survived by his wife, the former Hazel MacBeth; son, Newton (Sandra), Trenton; granddaughters, Susan (Pat) Chartrand, Alberta; Carolyn (Bob) Forgeron, Dartmouth; Joy Tuck, Atlanta, Ga.; great-grandsons, Robert and Cory Forgeron, Blaine Chartrand; nieces, Debbie (Stephen) Higgs, Joan (Chris) Jelks; nephew, Brent (Doreen) Campbell. He was predeceased by his sister, Betty Campbell; brother-in-law, Wendell. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, Trenton. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday in First United Church with Rev. Debra Orton officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens at a later date. Family flowers only please. Donations in his memory may be made to First United Church or a charity of choice.
O'NEILL, Mary "Alexius"
75, Mulgrave , passed away Friday, April 24, 2009, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Alexius was born in Mulgrave, a daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Tindale. She studied in Mulgrave School, furthered her education at St. Joseph's Convent, Mabou. She was a member of St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church and an active member of the choir. In her earlier years she worked in the office of Loggie's Fish Plant, did clerical work at the Canso Causeway, and was a library assistant with Eastern Counties Regional Library, Mulgrave. After retirement she did volunteer work at the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home. Alexius is survived by her aunt, Gertrude Slaney, Vancouver, B.C.; aunts by marriage, Anela O'Neill, Mulgrave and Theresa O'Neill, Halifax.; also numerous first cousins. She was predeceased by numerous aunts and uncles. Visitation will take place on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Mulgrave and Area Resting Place. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, in St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Mulgrave, with Father Allan MacPhie officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations in memory of Alexius may be made to Mulgrave and Area Resting Place, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice. The family would like to extend thanks to Dr. G. Gallivan and staff of St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Nursing Staff and staff of Home Care Nova Scotia. Thanks to Father Allan MacPhie; special friends, Joan George, Florence French and Kay Roach. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury.
MARSHALL, James Frederick "Jim"
86, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2009 in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Port Wallis, he was a son of the late John and Mary (MacDonald) Marshall. At a very young age Jim's birth mother died and he was raised by his stepmother Lillian who has also predeceased him. As a young boy Jim worked in the Montague Gold Mines and later at his fathers saw mill at Barry's run. He spent the last 25 years of his working life at the Dartmouth Marine Slips from where he retired. He is survived by brother, Tom (Dorothy), Dartmouth; sisters, Blanche Bonang, Windsor; Jackie (George) Mallett, Quesnel, B.C., as well as many nieces and nephews, and honourary daughter Susan Farrell Harnish. He was predeceased by his wife the former Marion Cooper and a brother George. Visiting will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Clements Roman Catholic Church (Gaston Rd., Dartmouth), Rev. John Mills and Rev. John Greene O.M.I. con celebrants. A reception will follow in the church hall. Burial will be in Mount Hermon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to charity. The family would like to offer sincere thanks to the caring medical staff, Doctors and Nurses of 33 North, Dartmouth General.
BARTLETT, Kimberley Anne
34, of Lantz, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2009, as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Shubenacadie. Born in Halifax, she was a beloved daughter of Ron Bartlett of Bedford and Shirley Osborne-Jodrey of Dartmouth. Kim was an Esthetician at Serenity Day Spa in Elmsdale. She enjoyed dancing and playing pool with family and friends. She was very involved with her daughter's activities in dance, soccer, skating, swimming and all school events. Surviving are her daughter, Taylor Anne-Marie Hines; brother, Jeff (fiancée Alisha) and sister, Darlene; niece, Twila-Dawn and nephew, Kenneth; her boyfriend, Eddie Jennings; maternal grandparents, Don and Meva Osborne; paternal grandmother, Estella Bartlett; stepfather, Dan Jodrey and her father's partner, Marlene Barnett. Kim was predeceased by her grandfather, Stan Bartlett. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. in Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. Funeral services 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, in Christ Church Lantz, Rev. Canon David Fletcher officiating, assisted by Rev. Katherine Bourbonniere and Rev. Patty McKenna. Donations may be made to the IWK Foundation or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. You may visit Kim's everlasting memorial by going to: www.MeM.com, where you may leave written or spoken messages to honor her.
MORRIS, Corey Matthew
31, Elmsdale, passed away suddenly in a kayaking accident on April 23, 2009. Born in Halifax, he was a son of Darrell (Julie) Morris, Enfield; and Valerie (Bill) Bursey, Cambridge, Ont. Corey's passions were plentiful starting with hockey and baseball with his dad, and moving onto camping, hiking, rock climbing, bouldering, canoeing, Harley, four wheeling, skiing, snowboarding and above all kayaking. Traveling was also a passion, he was in love with New Zealand. He was a carpenter by trade, framing up new homes. He loved his family, friends and Copper openly and without question. Corey is survived by his soul mate of 4 years Pam Grimm, Perth, Ont.; sisters Courtney Waterfall (Jason), Cambridge, Ont.; Samantha Morris, Halifax; and Shaina Bursey, Cambridge, Ont.; and his little niece Hannah Waterfall; grandmother Mabel Morris, Elmsdale; grandparents James and Valerie Hall, Truro; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandfather William "Bill" Morris. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m., Monday, with funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, all in the Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Main Street, Shubenacadie, Rev. Canon David Fletcher officiating. Please dress in casual and light coloured clothing in honour of Corey's life style. Interment in Sandy Hill Cemetery, Belnan. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in memory of Corey to Kidsport Nova Scotia.
WILSON, Ronald Frederick "Ronnie"
It is with the deepest, heartfelt regret and much shedding of tears that we announce the passing of our beloved Ronald Frederick "Ronnie" Wilson on April 24, 2009, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He passed away with his lovingly, devoted wife, Anne always by his side, in Soldiers' Memorial Hospital in Middleton. Officiating at the funeral service in St. Edward's Anglican Church in Clementsport on Wednesday, April 29, at 2 p.m. will be his good friend, Priest-in-charge, Rev. Gordon Neish, followed by burial in the church cemetery, with reception to follow in the Clementsport Legion. Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home and Crematorium. Ronnie was born on June 7, 1949, in Annapolis Royal to George Frederick Wilson and Juanita Ingrid (Brown), and spent most of his life living at home on Guinea Road in Clementsport. He was a member of St. Edward's Anglican Church, the Royal Canadian Legion Clementsport Branch, the Clementsport Good Neighbour's Club, and the Cornwallis Military Museum. He was well-known for his generosity of time, talent, and crafts. He was a jack-of-all-trades and could turn his hand to almost any task. He was a self-taught mechanic, an automobile painter, a sheet metal worker trained in Halifax, a lumberman; plus an avid woodworker, very proud of the many birdhouses and other crafts that he made. He continuously donated crafts to fundraisers, especially to the Ladies Auxiliary of Branch 122 Jam Sessions which he helped run monthly. He loved to be in the woods working with his buddies, Rollie Boudreau and Roger Feener. He thoroughly enjoyed his chats with family and good friends. Ronnie is survived by his loving wife, Anne Marie (Keizer) of 30 years; sister, Ingrid (Wilson) Awalt: "You were always in my corner and I will love and miss you forever, Sis."; her husband Kevin, and their children, Daniel (Tara Brooks) and Jenna (Chris Jones); his brothers-in-law, Walter Keizer (Eleanor Wamboldt), Paul Keizer (Sharon Vantassel), Randy Keizer (Tina Barton), and Danny Keizer (Cindy Spragg); his stepfather, William "Bill" Griffin; uncles, Arnold "Arnie" Wilson and Chester "Chet" Wilson; aunts, Doris (Riley) Brown, Joyce (Foote) Wilson, Marion (Wilson) Gates, Patricia (Wamboldt) (Wright) McDonald, her husband, Art McDonald, and her ex-husband, Bob Wright. Ronnie is also survived by his Robinson stepdaughters, Sherry (Robert Comeau), Wendy (Dale Orr), Peggy (Donald Cleaves), Cindy (Tom Braggard), Mary (Timothy Adams); and by his stepgrandchildren and their families, Victoria Comeau (Jason Misener), her sons, Alexander and Wade and his daughter, Mikaila; Christopher Comeau; Amanda Cottreau and her son, Garrick; Rachel Cleaves; Todd Schnare (Shelly Baker) and their sons, Nickolie and Jakeup; Jeremy Grant (Aislinn Nitsche) and their son, Gabriel; Gary Robinson and Vanessa Adams. Ronnie will be greatly missed by his loyal dog and good buddy, Prince. Ronnie was predeceased by aunts, Violet "Vie" (Fortier) Wilson (wife of Arnie), Alice (Robar) Wilson (wife of Chet), Joyce Fay Wilson aged one year; uncles, Russell Elwood "Josie" Wilson; Lorne Douglas "Doug" Wilson; Charles Raymond Wilson aged six years, Raymond Wilson (Arnie's twin), Charles Gates husband of Marion Wilson, William Brown husband of Doris Riley; and by his father's companion, Hilda Windsor. His father and mother-in-law, Walter Boyd Keizer and Marion Bauckman, and stepfather-in-law, Arthur (Stanley) MacDonald Keizer; also by paternal great-grandparents, William Charles Wilson and Mary Louisa (Berry), George Wyman Shaw and Mary Elizabeth (Minchin); maternal great-grandparents, Arthur Manning Brown and Lillian Gertrude (Dukeshire), John Burpee Shaw and Gyda (Berry); paternal grandparents, Frederick Elwood Wilson and Roxie Fay (Shaw); maternal grandparents, Ainslie Walter Brown and Hilda May (Shaw); his father and mother, and by his half-brother, Terence Lynn "Terry" Brown. Terry is survived by his wife Leda, daughter, Juanita Sherry Lynn, grandson Terry, and by many stepchildren and grandchildren. There are not enough words to express the gratitude that we feel towards Ingrid and her family for allowing Ronnie to live out almost all of his last days in their home; our family and the members of the community and church who rallied together in fundraising efforts plus gave of themselves in so many touching ways; the medical staff at Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth II Centennial and Dixon; Dartmouth General Hospital; and the fantastic homecare staff. Thank you all so very much!!! In lieu of flowers if you could give a donation in Ronnie's name to the Victorian Order of Nurses, the Clementsport Legion, or to St. Edward's Burial Fund, it would be greatly appreciated. God Bless You All. "You are just a breath away and we will meet again someday. A gentle breeze will let me know you are near. Rest in Peace; You deserve it. God Bless You. I will remember you. Love, Anne."
BURGESS, Noreen Frances
The family of Noreen Frances Burgess wishes to announce the passing of their mother and grandmother, in the Kiwanis Nursing Home on April 25, 2009 at the age of 87. Born in Owen Sound, Ont., she was a daughter of the late Cecil and Rose (Watkin) Dillistone. Noreen had been employed at the Sussex Crosswinds Centre as a secretary/bookkeeper and as manager. She was a member of St. Mark's Anglican Church. Noreen will be lovingly missed by her sons, James Burgess (Lorraine) and John Burgess (Lynn), both of Halifax; daughters, Anne Latham (Gerald), of Halifax; and Sara Veysey (Peter), of Jeffries Corner; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; a brother, Ted Dillistone (Anne), of Victoria, B.C.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Carl Burgess who passed away in 1988. The family will receive visitors in the Sussex Select Community Funeral Home, 21 Aiton Rd., Sussex, N.B. (506-433-2133) on Monday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28, in St. Mark's Anglican Church, Sussex Corner. Interment will take place in Terrace Hill Cemetery, Truro. Donations made to the New Brunswick Lung Association or Crosswinds would be appreciated.