SYMONDS, Winston Churchill
Wood's Harbour, Shelburne Co., passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 26, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital with his family and friends by his side. Born in Centerville on September 9, 1940, he was a son of the late Samuel and Charlotte (Newell) Symonds. He was a true fan of the Montreal Canadians and the Boston Red Sox. Winston will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. He is survived by son, Shawn (Roberta), Lower Wood's Harbour; daughter, Kathy Belong, Lower Wood's Harbour; brothers, Elijah, Clark's Harbour; Joseph, North East Point; Frank, Barrington; Maxwell, Wood's Harbour; Ronald, Toronto, Ont.; Alfred, Bear Point; Claude, South Side; sisters, Patricia Atkinson, Martha Symonds, Sylvia Quinlan, Centerville; Vesta Cunningham, Massachusetts; Muriel Messenger, North East Point; Ruth Nickerson, Stoney Island; grandchildren, Jadrian, Scott, Brent, Dakota, Caitlin; step great-grandchildren, Shayla and Megan. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Hilda Dixon; daughter, Lisa Evette; brother, McLean; sisters, Edith, Anita, Victoria, Phyllis. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today from H. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Barrington. Funeral will be 4 p.m. Thursday from Calvary Baptist Church, Wood's Harbour, Pastor Phil Williams officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Wood's Harbour. Memorial donations may be made to the Rosalin Nickerson Care Fund or to Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch.
SMITH, Eric A.
86, Stewiacke, passed away April 27, 2009, in the veteran's wing of Wynn Park Villa, Truro. Surviving are his wife, Ruth "Lummy"; daughter, Kerry Irving; son, Nicholas; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. No visitation or funeral service by request. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.
BURKE, William Gerard
Died April 26, 2009. A son of the late Thomas Edward and Eliza (MacDonald) Burke, he is survived by wife, Marian McNeil; daughter, Patricia; sons, Tommy (Adele), Sean (Francine); grandchildren, Samantha, Emma, Liam, Cate, Sandy, Cassie; several nieces, nephews. He was predeceased by son, Sandy; brothers, Rannie, Tommy, Johnny, Walter; sisters, Marguerite, Marlene; niece, Shauna. Visitation last evening from 7-9 p.m. and today 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home. Funeral Thursday, 2 p.m. in Holy Cross Church, followed by a reception in the church hall. Cremation and interment at a later date.
70, of Moncton, N.B., with her loving family at her side, passed away peacefully at her residence following a brief illness on Monday morning, April 27, 2009. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Lydia (Zinck) Clarke. Myrna was a former clerk with People's Jewelers, Champlain Mall, and former caregiver with Co-Aide. She was a member of The Moncton Wesleyan Church and a former volunteer at The Moncton Hospital. She enjoyed traveling (Florida), was an excellent cook, played the piano, but first and foremost was time spent with her family. Myrna will be sadly missed by her husband of over 51 years, Gordon McGeorge; daughter, Krista Drake and fiancé, Chris Milner, Moncton; sons, Wade, Chicago, Ill.; David (Gail), Cambridge, Ont.; grandchildren, Brandon, Catherine, Lydia, Danae, Austin, Grant; sister, Norma Harpell (Howard), Halifax; brothers, Harold Clarke (Audrey), Halifax; Malcolm (Ella), Mahone Bay; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Lorna; brothers, Austin, Walter. Visitation to be held in Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Rd., Moncton (858-1995), today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in Moncton Wesleyan Church, St. George Boulevard, Moncton, Thursday, April 30, 11 a.m., Rev. David Way officiating. Reception following the service. Interment in Fair Haven Memorial Gardens. In Myrna's memory, donations to The Gideons would be appreciated.
April 27, 2009. Born in New Waterford, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Ivy (Boldon) Gregor. Surviving are daughter, Eileen (Martin) MacKinnon, Halifax; sons, Dave (Hinda), Antigonish; Thomas, at home; brother Russell Gregor, Hamilton, Ont.; grandson, Shaun, Edmonton, Alta. Predeceased by husband, George and brother, Roy Gregor. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home. Funeral service Thursday, April 30, 2 p.m. in Calvin United Church. Interment in Union Grove Cemetery, Scotchtown with a luncheon to follow in Calvin Hall.
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, Joey, Jaclyn and Jillian; great-grandson, Aydon, and by many nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by a half-brother, Freddie Breau. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, in Saint-Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 415 Main St., Shediac, N.B., followed by a reception. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Frenette Funeral Home Ltd., 396 Main St., Shediac (506-532-3297). email@example.com. Donations to the National Aphasia Association (Stroke Related Brain Condition), 350-Seventh Avenue, Suite 902, New York, N.Y. 10001 (1-800-922-4622) would be appreciated.
POIRIER, Valma Aloysius
88, of Poirierville, Richmond Co., died peacefully in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston on Saturday, April 25, 2009. Born in Poirierville, he was the son of the late Amedee and Rose (MacDonald) Poirier. Valma was a member of St. Hyacinthe Parish in D'Escousse, a member of the Canadian Legion Branch 150 Arichat and a former member of the Knights of Columbus. Valma joined the armed forces at a very young age. He served overseas during the Second World War. He later married Anita Fougère and moved to Sydney where he owned and operated a general store for many years. Valma and Anita returned to Poirierville to care for his aging parents. He worked at Nova Scotia Power and various construction jobs until he retired. Upon retiring, Valma became an active member of the Canadian Cancer Society and spent over 20 years as a volunteer for the Terry Fox Run and other Cancer Society fundraising events. He was predeceased by his wife, Anita and nephew, Gary. He is survived by sisters, Zena Poirier, D'Escousse and Ruth Rance, Ottawa; many nieces and nephews; grandnieces and nephews. Visitation will be in St. Hyacinthe's visitation room, D'Escousse from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 30. Funeral mass to celebrate his life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 1, from St. Hyacinthe Catholic Church, D'Escousse with Rev. Angus MacDougall officiating. Members of Legion Branch 150 are requested to meet at 10:30 on the morning of the funeral mass. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Veteran's Comfort Fund, Canadian Cancer Society or the D'Escousse Cemetery Fund. Funeral is under the compassionate care and direction of I.M.L. Funeral Home, Petit de Grat.
TANNER, Elizabeth Isabel "Sis"
83, Lower Sackville, passed away April 27, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Kline Heights, Armdale, she was the daughter of the late William and May (Dempsey) Drysdale. She was a civil servant for Stadacona until her retirement. Elizabeth is survived by her husband, Cedric "Dutchie" Tanner, Lower Sackville; her son, Allison "Cookie" Drysdale (Donna) of Halifax; grandchildren, Jacqueline (David), Shirley (Glen), Clayton (Sara), Kevin (Krista); great-grandchildren, Courtney, Cameron, Kensey, Mitchell, Conor, Kyle, Lauren. She is also survived by her sisters, Ruth Nicholson and Donna Atwood and brother, Bill Drysdale, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Irene Hallett, Bernice Comeau and Rita Comeau. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield (477-5601). A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 1, at 11 a.m. from the funeral home chapel. Burial to follow in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. Family flowers only, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
KING, William Reginald 'Reg"
57, Ontario/Sydney died on Monday, April 13, 2009. A son of the late Harold and Mary Christena (Gillis) King. Surviving are wife, Liz (Welsh); stepson, Tim Ondrasek; brothers, Harold (Shelley), Bob (Elizabeth), Bernie, Joseph (Shirley), Paul; sisters, Margie King, Joan Ouellette, Patricia (Bernie) Steele; nieces and nephews. Predeceased by stepson, Andrew Ondrasek. Cremation has taken place. Funeral mass Friday 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier, Father Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery.
FELTHAM, Bertram Steward
of Gambo, N.L. passed away peacefully on April 27, 2009, in Lakeside Manor, Gander, N.L. in his 91st year. Predeceased by his son, Verden Job Feltham of Nova Scotia. Leaving to remember him with fond and loving memories are his wife, Minnie; daughter, Bernice (Winston) Bennett of Lower Debert; daughter-in-law, Dorothy Feltham of Bible Hill; his sons, Gary of Churchill Falls, N.L.; Leslie (Patricia) Rodgers of Centreville, N.L.; his brother, Peter of Toronto and sister, Alfreda Paul of Gander; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Visitation in Pritchett's Funeral Home in Gambo today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral to be held on Thursday, April 30, at 11 a.m. in Emmanuel United Church in Gambo. Burial to follow in the United Church Cemetery in Gambo. Any donations may be made to the United Church Fund in Gambo.
GEORGE, Trudy Ann
51, Great Village, passed away Monday, April 27, 2009, at home. Born August 8, 1957, in Truro, she was a daughter of Aleatha (Pynn) Rushton, Debert and the late Watson Rushton. Trudy worked with the Victorian Order of Nurses in Truro as a homecare worker. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend and will be truly missed. Along with her mother, Trudy is survived by her loving husband, Harold Wilfred "Harry"; daughter, Crystal Rushton (Rob Blair), Debert; sons, Stacey (Donna) Rushton, Debert; Justin George, at home; grandchildren, Robert, Janine, Paige, Gabrielle and Wyatt; sisters, Joan (Ben) Hendrix, South Carolina; Sherry Lindsay, Debert; Linda Webb, Westchester; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Diane Rushton in infancy; brothers, Richard, Dale and Keith Rushton. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro, where Trudy's family will receive friends from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in Faith Baptist Church, 38 Station Rd., Great Village, Pastor Steve Adams officiating. Interment will be held in Folly Mountain Cemetery. Flowers or a donation in Trudy's memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia are welcomed.
CORKUM, Albert Edward
85, Halifax, while surrounded by his loving family, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 26, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Stephen and Bertha (Oakley) Corkum. Albert was a dedicated employee of Coca Cola Limited for 43 years. Upon retirement, he chose to become involved with the Salvation Army Boothe Center, serving the homeless and less fortunate. He was an avid gardener, fisherman, and a creative cook. His greatest delight was spending time with his family. After the passing of his wife Rose, and daughter Nancy, Albert continued to be the guiding support to his family. He will always be remembered as an outstanding father and friend to his daughters and their families. He is survived by daughters, Marlene (Rob) Anderson, Prince Edward Island; Kathleen (Andre) Leclerc, Charlene (Arthur) Corkum, all of Halifax; and numerous loving grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his loyal pet Jessie. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 52 years, Rose Corkum; daughter, Nancy Lynn Shiers; son-in-law, Gary Shiers. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, where visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral service 10 a.m. Thursday in Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish, formerly St. Stephens Parish, Normandy Drive, officiated by Rev. Mr. Michael Lynch. Reception to follow in the church hall. Interment at a later date. At Albert's request, donations in memory may be made to his favortite charities, the Canadian Diabetes Association, or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
With sorrow, the family announces Joseph's death at home in Windy Lake, Ont. on Sunday, April 26, 2009 at the age of 57. He was the dear son of Jack and Sadie (MacNeil) MacLeod of Brookvillage. He was the loving husband of Joanne MacLeod (Jackson), Windy Lake, Ont. He was the loving father of Shayne MacLeod (Sandra) of Levack, Ont.; Clint MacLeod (Ashley) of Windy Lake, Ont.; and Neila MacLeod (Michael) of Dowling, Ont.; He was the dear brother of Kate MacNeil (late Charlie) and Annie Hurley (Liam), both of Mississauga, Ont.; J.D. MacLeod (Anna) of Lower Sackville; Mary Catherine MacDonald (Billy) and John James MacLeod, both of Brookvillage; Archie MacLeod (Colleen) and Neil MacLeod (Gladys), both of Judique; Mary Helen Petitpas (Bernie) and Margaret Anne McDow (Steve), both of Dartmouth. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Corey, Cole, Kyler, Paige, Emma and Tyla. Prior to his retirement, he was a mining supervisor at Inco. The focus of Joe's life was his loving family. He was very proud of his three children and his six grandchildren, were Papa Joe's precious treasures. The family will receive relatives and friends in the Co-Operative Funeral Home, 4691 RR No. 15, Chelmsford, Ont., Friday, from 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, May 2, at 11 a.m. in St. Bartholomew Church, Levack, Ont. Donations (by cheque only) to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.