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.
LEVANGIE, Sister Theresa
Formerly Sister Mary Basil, 92, a Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish died at Bethany, the motherhouse, on April 24, 2009, in the 72nd year of her religious life. Born in Charlos' Cove, Guysborough Co., she was one of eight children of the late Fred and Margaret (Richard) Levangie. Sister entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha on September 8, 1935, pronounced her first vows on September 3, 1937 and her perpetual profession of vows on September 3, 1940. After her profession of vows, Sister entered the nursing school at St. Joseph's Hospital, Glace Bay, graduated and received her R.N. in 1940. Sister spent most of her years in ministry in health care. In later years she served as homemaker in small convents, retiring to the motherhouse in 2001. She did post graduate studies in obstetrics at St. Joseph's Hospital, Toronto, in 1967 and in 1970 was awarded a Diploma in Nursing Service Administration from Dalhousie University, Halifax. During her years of ministry, Sister Theresa served in Nova Scotia at St. Joseph's Hospital in Glace Bay; St. Rita Hospital in Sydney; New Waterford Consolidated Hospital; Little Flower Institute in Bras d'Or and St. Martha's Hospital in Antigonish. In Western Canada she served in Alberta at St. Michael's General Hospital; Martha Centre and St. Monica Convent in Lethbridge; St. Paul's Convent in Fort McMurray; St. Peter's Hospital in Melville, Sask.; and Siena House in Kamloops, B.C. Sister Theresa was the last surviving member of her family. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by sisters, Dora and Mabel and brothers, Bernard, Francis, Joseph, Peter and Walter. The remains were resting at Bethany, beginning on Sunday, April 26 at 1:15 p.m., where a later Vigil was held on the same evening at 7:30. Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, April 27 at 2:00 p.m. in Bethany Chapel. Arrangement under the direction of C.L. Curry Funeral Services, Antigonish.
NICHOLS, Catherine Pattison
100, Wynn Park Villa, Truro, passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, April 22, 2009, in the villa. Born November 2, 1908, in Scotland, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Daniel and Robina (Gemmell) Maitland. Catherine was an active member of First Baptist Church, Truro, for many years where she was a member of the choir. She was also a Dominion Life Member of Grace Archibald Women's Missionary Society and a member of UBWMU of the Atlantic Provinces. Catherine is survived by her daughters, Miriam (Mike) Forbes, Jamaica; Barbara (Wallace) Leach, Toronto; four granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Burton Nichols; sister, Ann Marshall; brother, Ross Maitland. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro, where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, April 30, Rev. Andy Crowell officiating. Reception will follow. Interment will be held in Robie Street Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Catherine's memory to the Grace Archibald WMS, Canadian Baptist Ministries or charity of choice are welcomed.
USHER, Genevieve R. "Jenny"
55, New Waterford, died April 25, 2009. Born in New Waterford, she was a daughter of Martha (Currie) and the late Alexander Gillis. Surviving are husband, Pat; daughters, Cherie Roach, Tracy Watts; son, Patrick Usher; brothers, Sandy, Bobby, Duncan Gillis; sisters, Mary Currie, Pauline Gillis, Susie Hines, Jeannie Stevens, Marcie Williams, Lydia MacLeod, Patsy Sutherland, Josie Locke; eight grandchildren. No visitation. Cremation under the care of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. Funeral 10 a.m. Tuesday, in the Parish of St. Leonard, St. Agnes Church. Interment at a later date.
FORWARD, Brian Scott
45, of Bedford, passed away in Dartmouth General Hospital on April 24th, 2009, after a brief battle with cancer. Born on July 26th, 1963, in New Glasgow, he was a son of George Forward, Trenton and Lillian (Phalen) O'Hearn (Mick), Halifax. After graduating from high school in Trenton, Brian moved to Halifax where he began his career in the Hospitality Industry. Most recent Brian was General Manager of the Holiday Inn Express in Halifax, and the former Assistant General Manager at Park Place Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre, Burnside. He began his career at the Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites, Halifax. Brian was an avid golfer and loved spending time outdoors, fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Lori (Pennell); daughters, Ashley and Emily; sister, Janice Koehoorn (John MacMillan), New Glasgow; father-in-law, Larry Pennell, Newfoundland; sisters-in-law, Bev Piercey (Lawrence), Newfoundland; Debbie Hamel (Roger), Calgary, Alta.; Kaye Matheson (Rob), Toronto; Karen Pennell (Tom Grant), Dartmouth; brother-in-law, Larry Pennell Jr. (Denise), Elmsdale; nieces and nephews, Nancy, Kelly, Jamie, Ken, Joshua, Devon, Jerrod, Daniel, Bailey, Isaac. Funeral services will be held in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, April 28th, at 2 p.m., Rev. James Haughn officiating. Cremation has taken place. Burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, VG Site, QEII. Brian will be forever missed but not forgotten by his family and friends.
GETSON, Lowell LeRoy
82, Bridgewater, Lunenburg Co., passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in LaHave, he was a son of the late Harris and Ruey (Barkhouse) Getson. He was owner and operator of Canadian Tire Corporation, Windsor, and then later operated B&L Groceries, LaHave, for many years. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the Merchant Marines. Surviving are his wife, the former Elizabeth "Betty" Connolly; daughters, Janice (Wade) Wamback, West LaHave; Martha (Eric) Dolliver, Blockhouse; sons, Richard "Ricky" Getson (Karen Wentzell), Petite Riviere; William "Billy" (Ella Mae) Getson, Pleasantville; 10 grandchildren; sister, Sylvia Wambach, Bridgewater. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater where funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Rev. Vivian Moores officiating. Burial to follow in Fort Point Cemetery, LaHave. Family flowers only, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
WALMESLEY, Monica Joyce
Age 90, of Halifax, died April 24, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in New Germany, she was a daughter of the late Muriel (Mason) and Donald DeLong. Monica was a graduate of Maritime Business College. She worked in public and private enterprises such as National Fish Company, Lever Brothers, private secretary for the Minister of Highways, Minister of Labour and the Minister of Public Works, Province of Nova Scotia. She loved to garden and was a member of the Northwest Arm Rowing Club, Waegwoltic Club, played tennis, badminton and bridge. Monica was well-read and well-traveled. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth. Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, where funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Matthew's Church.
BEZANSON, Jackson David "Jack"
53, of Kentville, passed away Friday, April 24, 2009, at home. Born in Wolfville, he was a son of the late Leslie and Phyllis (Davidson) Bezanson. He had been employed as Office Administrator with Connors Diesel, New Minas. He enjoyed playing the guitar, Kung-Fu, motorcycling and keeping busy. He is survived by his common-law partner, Rebecca MacKenzie; daughters, Nicole Bezanson (Mark Wood), Kentville; Kimberly Bezanson, Port Williams; sisters, Della Baker, Alberta; Ellen "Orlean" (Charles) Sketchley, British Columbia; Mary Lou Hudson (Al Luck), British Columbia; Patricia (Brian) Wirvin, Wolfville; Grace Garcia, Toronto; Cheryl (Terry) Stewart, Amherst; brothers, Leslie "Les" (Betty) Bezanson, Kingston; Charlie (Karen) Davidson, Black River; brother-in-law, Jim Dunlop, California; stepson, A.J. Wells (Jen Bond), West Gore; stepgrandchildren, Riely, Raven and A.J.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Bernice Dunlop and Linda May "Bonnie" MacKie. Cremation has taken place under the direction of White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. There will be no visitation, by family request. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Rev. Robyn Brown-Hewitt officiating. Burial will take place in West Brooklyn Cemetery, Kings County. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
75, Digby, passed away April 24, 2009, in Digby General Hospital. Born in Digby, he was a son of the late Charles and Edith (Rice) VanTassel. Shirley is survived by the love of his life, Lois (Vidito), they enjoyed 52 years of a wonderful marriage; he is also survived by the children he adored, daughter, Debbie and son-in-law Barry Lilly, Dartmouth; sons, Ken of Fairmount, B.C.; and Craig of Digby; sisters, Ruth Turner, Litchfield, Annapolis Co.; Alice (Dick) Perirea, Windsor; Barbara Downey, Downsview, Ont.; grandchildren, Becky VanTassel of Calgary, Alta.; Gregory, Christopher and Catherine Hatt of Dartmouth; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Helen VanTassel; brothers, Donald, Keith and Ira. Shirley was well-liked and left behind many good friends. He worked for the Atlantic Wholesalers for 28 years in sales and the warehouse and the I.G.A and Foodland as the produce manager. He was a past member clerk of session, Grace United Church. Shirley enjoyed life to the fullest and will be missed by many. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, in Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby. Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, in Grace United Church, Digby, Rev. Peter Atkinson will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations in Shirley's memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or to Grace United Church, Digby.
WYNN, Daniel Welton
71, of Dartmouth, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital, Dartmouth. Born in New Glasgow, he was the son of the late Tom and Daisy (West) Wynn. Dan was in the Navy for 11 years; worked in Toronto for six years; had his own business - Wynn's Grocery in Nictaux for 25 years and worked as a Commissionaire in the Halifax-Dartmouth area until his passing. In his younger years, Dan enjoyed hockey, fishing, hunting, bowling and playing cards. He is survived by daughters, Deborah Pelton, Nictaux; Angela Wynn, Berwick; son, Stephen Wynn, Grande Prairie, Alta.; grandchildren, Amanda, Jessie and Amy Pelton; Kaylee Wynn; Jeremiah Wynn; great-grandchildren, Jayden and Charlie "Missy". Cremation has taken place. At Dan's request, there will be no memorial service. Donations in memory may be made to Lung Association of Nova Scotia.
WARD, Wade Douglas
60, of Kingston, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2009, at home surrounded by his loving family following a lengthy illness. Born in Berwick, he was a son of the late Gerald and Irma (Corbin) Ward, Auburn. Wade was previously employed as the Parts Manager with Sampson's Honda and Robinson's Mazda, Kentville; maintenance department at Paragon Golf Course and Parts Manager of G.W. Sampson Ltd., both of Kingston. Wade was past president of the Aylesford Lions Club from 2002-2003. He was an avid golfer, loved gardening and the outdoor life. He enjoyed woodworking and sports and in his younger years played hockey for the Hines Pharmacy Team. Wade loved spending time with his family and his cat "Sammy". He is survived by his wife of 33 years, the former Mary Lou MacMillan; daughter, Theresa (Bruce) Whitman, South Williamston; stepgrandchildren, Kassidy and Kayleigh Whitman; mother-in-law, Mary MacMillan, Wilmot; sisters, Sharon Pangburn, St. John, N.B.; Carla Currie, Auburn; brothers, Richard, Coldbrook; Terry, Auburn; several sisters and brothers-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son in infancy and father-in-law, Chad MacMillan. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today in Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448, where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, Father Fred Hinxman officiating. A reception for family and friends will follow the service. By request, family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to "Carey Me"-Supporting Palliative Care In The Home or Victorian Order of Nurses, Annapolis Valley Branch. A special thank you is extended to Dr. Paul McGuire, Dr. Lori Burgess, Dr. Catherine McNally and Katrina Patterson, and his dedicated VON nurses for their compassion and excellent care. A heartfelt thank you to his private nurse, Pat MacMillan for her special care.
BONIN, Ellen Mary Joyce
80, Lake Echo, passed away suddenly on April 24, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Halifax on December 19, 1928, Ellen was taken home at the age of 10 days by her mom and dad, the late Emily (Andrews) and Charles Fisher where she spent the rest of her 80 years as a lifelong resident of Lake Echo. She is survived by her brother, Humphrey "Buzz" Fisher, Dartmouth and her sister, Daisy Sinclair, Porter's Lake. She is sadly missed by her son, Roy (Lois) and her daughters, Vera Dawson (Jim) and Debby Bonin-Caudle, and Debby's partner Dan Knickle, all of Lake Echo. She also leaves behind some very special people in her life - her grandchildren, Derek (Michele) Dawson of Abbotsford, B.C.; Craig (Shari) Dawson of Charlottetown, P.E.I.; Heather (Charles) Vidito of East Chezzetcook; Donna Bonin of Lake Echo; R.J. Bonin of Halifax, and Matthew Caudle of Kitchener, Ont. and her great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Jonathan, Molly, Jenna, C.J., Dillon, Jimmy and Ross. As well as her mom and dad, Ellen was predeceased by husband, Ross; brothers, Arthur and Vincent Fisher, and sister, Margaret Knox. Cremation has taken place. Visitation with the family will be held on Monday, April 27, from 7-9 p.m. in Rowlings Funeral Home, Musquodoboit Harbour. A memorial service, officiated by Rev. Arran Thorpe, will take place on Tuesday, April 28, at 2 p.m. in St. Augustine's Anglican Church on Ponderosa Drive in Lake Echo with reception to follow in the church hall. Immediately following the reception, Ellen will be taken to her final resting place at St. Mark's Church Cemetery in Porter's Lake, where a family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ellen's memory to St. Augustine's Church, Lake Echo or to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
CLARKE, J. Roy "Red"
81, of Parrsboro and Kirkfield, Ont., passed away suddenly on Sunday, April 26, 2009, in South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late George and Fauline (Yorke) Clarke. Red was involved with the harness racing industry his entire life. He is survived by his wife, Lucille "Jenny" (Russell) (Manuge) Clarke; sons, Edgar (Sherri) and Bruce, all of New York; sister, Eleanor Jeffers, Penobsquis, N.B.; brother, Hugh, Parrsboro; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Minnie Hatfield; son, Frederick; brothers, John, George, Paul. A private committal will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro.