BOURQUE, Leonard Ambrose
87, Port Maitland, Yarmouth Co., passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 26, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born December 7, 1921, in Amirault's Hill, he was a son of the late Damien Elisee and Marie "Nellie" (Muise) Bourque. Leonard was a veteran of the Second World War, having served with the Regina Riffles. He also rejoined the Canadian Army in 1954, retiring in 1972. He continued his career with the Department of Transport as a Commissionaire, retiring after 10 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Evelyn Mae (Doucette) Bourque; daughters, Gloria (Thomas) Brennan, Enfield; Jeanine (Glenn) Keating, Guysborough; son, Paul (Stephanie) Bourque, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Shawn, Sherri, Ryan, Daniel, Emily and Alex; great-grandchildren, Reilly, Patrick, Emerson and Isabella; brother, Louis Bourque, Brossard, Que.; sisters, Lillian Gordon, Yarmouth, and Evelyn Frylink, Trois Rivieres, Que. Leonard was predeceased by twin brothers, George and Stanley, and sister, Sister Margaret Bourque. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 29, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with prayers at 8 p.m., in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, 29 Albert St., Yarmouth. The funeral will be held on Thursday, April 30, at 11 a.m., from Saint Anne's Church, Ste. Anne-du-Ruisseau, with interment to follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, or to a charity of choice.
D'EON, Geraldine M. "Jill"
Of Bridgewater, formerly of Yarmouth, passed away April 24th, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital. Born December 20, 1914, in Wedgeport, she was a daughter of the late Ligouri and Helena (Pothier) LeBlanc. After the Second World War, Jill married E. Joseph D'Eon. She worked for the T. Eaton Company for several years but spent most of her years as a devoted homemaker. She was a lifelong member of St. Ambrose Parish and was dedicated to the Catholic Women's League. Up until her recent move to Bridgewater, she enjoyed regular afternoon gatherings and wonderful friendships with the "girls" in her bridge club. She loved her new home at Drumlin Hills in Bridgewater and her many new friends. Always active and vibrant, she loved nothing more than social occasions with family and spending time with friends. Devoted to her family, she will be sadly missed by her only daughter, Michelle (Richard Crouse); grandchildren, Gillian, Katie and Andrew and her great-grand-daughter, Layla, as well as her extended family of nieces and nephews and Joe's family in West Pubnico. She was predeceased by husband, Joe; brother, Joe, and sisters, Leona, Ursula (Neville), Vivian, and Rosa (Deveau). She is survived by sisters, Claire, Katherine (Shaugnessy) and brother, Don. A funeral mass will be held Monday, May 4th, at 11 a.m., in St. Ambrose Cathedral, Yarmouth, Father John MacPherson officiating. Visitation will be held in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home on Sunday evening, May 3rd, from 7-9 p.m., with prayers at 8 p.m. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Parkinson's Society of Nova Scotia or St. Ambrose Cathedral.
SANFORD, Neil Herman
85, Haliburton Place, Windsor, formerly of Upper Burlington, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2009, in Haliburton Place, with his granddaughter and daughter-in-law at his side. Born in Riverside on September 12, 1923, he was a son of the late Melbourne and Eva Gertrude (Sanford) Sanford. As a young man, Neil joined the army and was in the North Nova Scotia Highlanders, Regina Pats, and Occupational Army. After returning from the war, he worked for Parsons as a grader operator. In his later years, he was self employed doing body work and painting cars. He had a great love for volkswagons, gardening, his cat "Lily", and hunting with his friends. He always had the time to spend with his great-granddaughter Dakota, who he lovingly called "Doober". Neil is survived by his granddaughter, Stacey (Ricky) Hartt, Brooklyn; grandson, Mike (Tracy Crosby), Truro; great-grandchildren, Dakota Hartt, Brianna and Emily Crosby; brother, M. Carlton Jr., Bedford; and daughter-in-law, Kathleen Sanford, Upper Burlington. Neil was predeceased by his wife, Regina; son, Gary; daughter, Gail; sisters, Dorothy Rhodes, Greta Mann, and Barbara Kerr; brothers, Dexter, Cyril, Carman, Lester, and Reginald. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. this evening in J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Summerville. A graveside committal service will be held Tuesday, April 28, at 3 p.m. in Riverside Cemetery, Riverside. Donations can be made to Parkinsons Society of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to the compassionate care of the J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Hwy. 215, Summerville, Hants Co., (902) 633-2431.
WAMBOLDT, William Edward
92, of Annapolis Royal, passed away April 25, 2009, in Annapolis Royal Nursing Home. Born in Caledonia, he was a son of the late Edward and Bridget (McBride) Wamboldt. He is survived by sons, Edward M. (Mary Ann) of Ontario; Donnie R. (Carolyn) of Middleton; William L. (Geraldine) of Upper Clements; daughter, Emily R. (Garnet) Guest of Upper Clements; grandchildren, Marsha Coull, Cindy Lock, Louanne Piper, Lexie Hogan, Derek Wamboldt, Jody Guest, Jamie Guest and Jason Guest; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Shaleena, Marleena, Matthew, Kelsie, Lili, Brandon, Lance, Hunter, Emma, Eva, Ayden, Grace, Anna, Katelyn. He was predeceased by his wife Ruth; granddaughte r Marleena; great great-granddaughter, Macaylee; brother, Leonard and sister, Evelyn. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today from Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday from St. Edward's Anglican Church, Clementsport, with Rev. Gordon Neish officiating. Burial will be held in Old St. Edward's Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be sent to Old St. Edward's Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund or to Annapolis Community Health Centre.
SHARPE, Odis Victor Sidney
84, of Sunny Brae. It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2009, at home surrounded by his family. He was born February 19, 1925, in Moser's River. He was the son of the late David and Hattie (Carver) Sharpe. He was an Adherent of Calvin Presbyterian Church, Sunny Brae. He was employed by AT Logan, John W MacKay, and Bob Leahey. In his later years he was employed with the Department of Highways, from which he later retired. He enjoyed the simpler things of life, especially watching the hummingbirds from his chair. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Katherine (Kaye) Palmer; children, Laurie (Mary), Wanda (Ian) MacKay, Wade, Brian (Brenda), Irving (Wendy), and Valerie; grandchildren, Angela (Gregg) MacDonald, Jannesta (Harvey) Fitzpatrick, Lor-Ann, Craig (Erin), Amanda (Derek) MacDonald, Travis, Richard, Eric, Ashley, Justin, Joshua, Alannah, Christopher, Zachery, Kelsey, Marcus, Sidney, and Julian; great-grandchildren, Corey, Allyson, Reegan, Dylan, Maddison, Braeden, Sebastian, Brianna, Tru, and Kaden; brothers, Park (Doreen), Cliff (Eleanor), Eldon "Nick" (Helen); sisters, Marion (Roy) Kenny, and Lorraine (Kevin) MacDougall; sister-in-laws, Gloria Sharpe, Evelyn Sharpe and Audrey Cameron; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brothers, Erskine, Lester and Dean. There will be a visitation on Tuesday, April 28, at 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in H. W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral will be on Wednesday, April 29, at 2 p.m. in Calvin Presbyterian Church, Sunny Brae, with Rev. Donald Shepard officiating. Interment will be in Sunny Brae Cemetery with reception to follow in the IOOF Hall in Sunny Brae. Family flowers only. Memorials may be made to Palliative Care Society, VON, Sunny Brae Cemetery, Calvin Presbyterian Church or a charity of one's choice. The family would like to give special thanks at this time to Kathy Carruthers, RN (VON), for all her special visits to Dad, also to Debbie William, RN, and to Dr. Gerry Farrell, for all their support and compassion. They were a special group of friends to Dad.
OZON, Eve Augustus "Gus"
58, of Mersey Point, Queens Co., passed away Saturday, April 25, 2009, in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, surrounded by his family and loved ones. Born in Benoit's Cove, N.L., he was the son of the late Eve A. and Kathleen (Hynes) Ozon. Gus was a fisherman for many years before going to work with the Department of Transportation, where he was employed for over 25 years until his retirement due to ill health. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, playing bingo and cards. He is survived by his companion, Una Gallant; sons, Derrick (Lynn) Ozon, of Lunenburg; Mike (Joanne) Ozon of Liverpool; Shawn Ozon, of White Point; Gus Gallant (Amanda Zwicker), of LaHave; David Gallant (Rachel Derocher) of Halifax; Devin Gallant (Mandy Whynot) of Milton; Billy Joe (Jennifer) Gallant, of Ontario; sisters, Dot (Mart) Fewers, of Benoit's Cove; Judy Ozon, of Mount Moriah, N.L.; brother, Peter (Joanne) Ozon, of Cornerbrook, N.L.; 11 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Dulcie; brothers, Kevin, Ronald, and Alex. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandler's Funeral Home, Liverpool. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. No flowers by request, donations may be made to the family.
McGUE (Croft), Jane
77, died April 20, 2009 at a nursing home in Minden, Ont., where she had lived in the area for some years. Born October 27, 1931, in St. Mary's River, Guysborough Co., the daughter of the late Howard and Bessie (Feranderz) Croft. She moved to Ontario at an early age and married her late husband, Joesph McGue. She is survived by sons, Danny and Edward, of Minden, Ont.; daughters, Loretta (Mike) Maloney, of Barrie, Ont.; Catherine (Gordon) MacIntosh, of Stillwater, Guysborough Co.; brothers, Clarence, of Halifax; Anthony, of Dartmouth; and several grandchildren. She was predeceased by brother, Percy; and sister, Annie.
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.
CROWELL, Lenore Gwendolyn
92, of Sandy Cove, Digby Co., died April 25, 2009 in North Hills Nursing Home, Granville Ferry. Born October 20, 1916 in Sandy Cove, she was the daughter of George William and Bertha Blanche (Denton) Eldridge and was the last member of her immediate family. She is survived by daughters, Marion Angrignon, Sandy Cove; and Elizabeth (Clifford) Robbins, Temple, N.H.; grandchildren, Alan (Sharon McAuley), Brian and Sandra Amgrignon, Aaron (Adie) Robbins; and three great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Colin Crowell (1970); sister, Sara Thibault Harper Eldridge (1944 Second World War); son-in-law, George Angrignon (2000). The family wishes to express their appreciation to all the staff at North Hills for the loving care and attention she received in her final years. A memorial service with interment of ashes will take place at a later date in Sandy Cove.
DAUPHINEE (Coffin), Helen Louise
With sadness we announce the passing of our mother in her 96th year in Nepean, Ont., on April 22, 2009. She was the dear wife of the late Wilfred Dauphinee for 70 years. She was the devoted mother of Dr. Dale Dauphinee (Sharon Lee Wood) and Dr. Diana Dauphinee Shoup. The grandmother of Deborah, Margaret, Michael, Laura, Brent and Trevor; and great-grandmother of Diana, Mary, Brandon, and Logan. Survived by sister, Jean and predeceased by brother, Kenneth; and sister, Ethel. Loved and admired by "adopted family members" Peter and Carol Milsom; as well as son Peter; and daughter, Candice, and their families. She was the daughter of Kenneth and Margaret (Snow) Coffin, the granddaughter of Thomas Coffin, a member in the first Parliament of Canada, for Shelburne, and later a Member of the Privy Council and Receiver-General for Canada in the first government of Alexander McKenzie. She was born in Coffinscroft, Barrington municipality, on April 15, 1914. After completing her schooling, she worked for the Canadian Post Office and assisted in a family summer business at Sabim Beach. In 1937, she married Wilfred Dauphinee and settled in Shelburne, where he developed the family granite business into a national leader. In addition to the care her family, she was active in community support programs for the many naval and other military personnel stationed in Shelburne, a major naval center for maintenance and repair for the Atlantic Fleet, during the Second World War, and in the Kinettes. Subsequent to her husband's appointment to the cabinet of Angus L. McDonald in 1950, they moved to Halifax. There she was active in many volunteer efforts including the IODE, the Citadel Hill Tearoom, the Children's Hospital auxiliary, the Board of the Gottshalk School of Ballet, the Halifax Ladies Musical Club, the Foundation Committee for the Halifax Symphonetta (later the N.S Symphony), the Women's Working Group and the Church Council of St. Matthew's United Church, and in hosting dignitaries, including members of the Royal Family, as part of her shared duties as the wife of a senior cabinet minister. In 1968 they moved to Ottawa when her husband accepted an appointment to the Tariff Board of Canada. Upon his retirement in 1976, they remained in the Ottawa area and were active in the Woodroffe United Church and in volunteer service for individuals with addiction challenges. For many years she enjoyed the company of her grandchildren, several relatives in the Ottawa, Ont. area, and the nearness of the Milsom family and their grandchildren. With her husband's need for nursing home care, she moved to the Court at Barrhaven in Nepean, Ont. in 2004, where she made many friends, until a recent deterioration in health led to her need for constant care. Funeral arrangements will be private. Subsequently, their ashes will be returned to the Mahone Bay area, one of their favourite places on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. In her memory, donations can be made to the Wildlife Federation of Canada, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, or Save the Children Fund. Funeral arrangements in care of the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, Ottawa, Ont.
BUCHANAN, Mervyn Edward
87, of 73 Steven's Rd., passed away at home in East Green Harbour, on April 25, 2009. Born in Yarmouth, he was a son of the late Ralph and Emma (Young) Buchanan. Mervyn was a veteran of the Second World War, an honor that he treasured. He worked as a commissionaire at CFS Shelburne. He also worked at National Sea Products for several years. Mervyn later worked at the Nova Scotia School for Boys for 20 years until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting and the outdoors. He loved music, family and church life. He treasured the times when all his family were present. Playing music was a large part of his life, especially playing the guitar. He was an active member of the Harbour Light Pentecostal Church. He is survived by his wife, the former Letitia Belong; sons, Mervin (Alice), Halifax; Don (Wanda), Wolfville; daughter, Patricia (Norman) MacIntosh, Steven's Road, East Green Harbour; sisters, Nellie Long, London, Ont.; Ruth Buchanan, Halifax; grandchildren, Kyle, Erica, Dwayne, Darren, Jaime, Jasmine, Jemita and Nikki; great-grandchildren, Brandon and Cameron. He was predeceased by brothers, Hercules, Louis, Burton, Leslie; sisters, Genevieve, Flora and Irene. Visitation will be today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Lockeport. Funeral service will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from Harbour Light Pentecostal Church with Pastor Melvin Wheaton and Pastor Terry Penney as well as Pastor Charles Belong officiating. Interment in Stephen's Road Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Harbour Light Pentecostal Church or Heart and Stroke Foundation.
MOORE, Zerald R. "Pook"
62, of Lawrencetown, died April 24, 2009, in the Valley Regional Hospital. Born in West Dalhousie to the Late, Margaret (Durling) Moore and C. Reginald Moore of Centerlea. Pook spent most of his adult life as a truck driver, driving for Thompson's Transfer for 29 years earning the One Million Mile Safe Driving Award in 20 years. The last few years, Pook spent working for Department of Transportation, Middleton and B. Spicer Construction of Bridgetown. Zerald was a recently retired member of the Lawrencetown Volunteer Fire Department and a member for several years of the Royal Canadian Legion of Bridgetown. Surviving are his wife, Drenna (Wood) Moore, Lawrencetown; Stephanie (Ruggles) (Charles, Todd) Crosby, Abbotsford, B.C.; Devon M. Ruggles (Bernice), Mississauga, Ont.; Everett Ruggles, Whitby, Ont., and Lindy Fowler, West Dalhousie, and Vicky Lynn (Ruggles) Doherty (Glenn Doherty), Black Rock; grandchildren, Alexandra, Damian, Josh, Simon, Morgan, Madison, Skylar, Ryan and Cassandra. Also surviving are sister Zeita (Clyde) Bailey, Tupperville, brother, Zane R. (Mary) Moore, Roundhill, brother-in-law, Neil Marshall, Lower Sackville. Several nieces and nephews and little community people who loved him dearly. Zerald was predeceased by his sister Zelda V. Marshall and grandson Orry V. Ruggles. Cremation has taken place with a memorial service to be held in Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Bridgetown on Saturday May 9th The Royal Canadian Legion Service conducted by Padre Cathy Batson to begin at 10:45 a.m. The Anglican Memorial Service conducted by Rev. Liz at 11 a.m. will be followed by the reception in Kaulbach Family Funeral Home. Family flowers only with donations to charity of choice.