STEVENS, Fraser Randolph
73, of Kentville, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2009, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Wolfville, he was a son of the late Frances Stevens. He worked for a number of years at Cavendish Agri Services, Steam Mill, from where he retired. He enjoyed going to the camp and bear hunting with his nephew, Donnie. He also enjoyed fishing, woodworking and playing darts. He is survived by daughter, Bonnie (John) Herman, British Columbia; nephew, Lorne "Bub" (Carol Anne) Spencer, British Columbia; extended family and caregivers, Donnie and Linda Dunbar and Pieter Dunbar, all of Kentville. He was predeceased by his partner, Hilda Keddy; sister, Shirley Stevens. Cremation has taken place under the direction of White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. There will be no visitation, by family request. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Rev. Robert Billings officiating. Following the funeral service, a gathering of family and friends will be held at the home of Donnie and Linda Dunbar, 384 Aldershot Rd., Kentville. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
LESLIE (Conrod), Ruth Emily
Halifax, passed away on April 27, 2009, in Northwood Centre. Born on October 12, 1922, in Grand Desert, she was a daughter of Mary Jane and Elias Conrod. She was a woman of great faith, loved bowling, crocheting, crafts and going to "T.O.P.S." with her friends. She also enjoyed spending time with her family. Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Arnold; brothers, Reg, Wallace, Bertram, Clyde, Roy, Cameron, Warren; sisters, Roxy, Dora and Lucy. She will be missed by her sister, Lottie (Canning); her children, Linda (Rick), Winnipeg; Jessie (Mark), Lower Sackville; Marilyn (David), Fredericton and David (Rose), New Minas. She is also survived by five grandchildren and one great-grandson. Visitation will be held today from 12-2 p.m. with funeral service to follow at 2 p.m., all in Atlantic Funeral Home. 125 Sackville Dr. Interment will be in Oakridge Memorial Gardens, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Northwood Foundation, the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice. Many thanks are extended to the staff of 2C, Northwood Centre for their kindness, warmth and care during Mom's time at Northwood.
SAULNIER, Beatrice Margaret
Halifax, passed away Tuesday April 28, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Cape St. Mary, Digby Co., she was a daughter of the late Dosithe and Josephine (LeBlanc) Doucette. She was a teacher for a number of years in Saulnierville Station. After her marriage she later moved to Halifax with her husband and then worked with Simpson Sears. Later adopting Diane, Beatrice became a home maker, looking after her family was her primary role. She is survived by daughter, Diane (Tom) Collins, Halifax; grandchildren, Stephen and Lyndsay; several nieces and nephews. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy and encouragement to take on each day to the age of 94. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Felix; eight brothers, and three sisters. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., where visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral service 10 a.m. Friday in St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Dutch Village Road. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville, Father Bernie O'Neil officiating. Donations in memory may be made to Northwood Manor or QEII Health Sciences Foundation.
TAYLOR, William Edward
January 6, 1935-April 18, 2009. William Taylor, president of California Amforge Corporation for more than 25 years, passed away on April 18, 2009, surrounded by his three loving children. Raised in Glace Bay and Antigonish, Bill was a son of Dr. Omer and Mary Beatrice (Farrell) Taylor. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree, Majoring in Geology, from Saint Francis Xavier University. At university he enlisted in the UNTD program and was commissioned in the Canadian Naval Reserves as a sub-lieutenant. He studied as a seminarian at Scarborough Foreign Missions in Toronto and later attended Loyola University in Chicago, Ill., where he received his master's Degree in Industrial Relations. He settled in California in 1979. A faithful Catholic, Bill was an usher and committed volunteer at St. Bede the Venerable Church, where he was a parishioner for over two decades. Bill devoted his life to his family. A warm and compassionate man who always put the needs of others before his own, he sought out opportunities to make both loved ones and strangers feel welcome. A natural and accomplished athlete, he played varsity hockey and football for St. Francis Xavier University, as well as participating in track and field events. Bill also took full advantage of the sunny climate of his adopted California home, indulging a great love of the outdoors through running, skiing, golf and tennis. He was preceded in death by, Carol, his beloved wife of 19 years. Much loved by his family, he is survived by son, Michael Taylor; daughters, Susan Lanciotti and Jean Taylor; adopted daughters, Callen Taylor and Carly Sell; seven grandchildren; brother, Jim Taylor; sister, Doreen Nicholas, and nephews and nieces. Cremation has taken place. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or the St. Ninian's St. Vincent De Paul Society.
MacLEAN, Kenneth MacGregor
90. The death occurred peacefully in Prince County Hospital, Summerside, P.E.I., on Thursday, April 23, 2009, of Kenneth MacGregor MacLean , Summerside and formerly of Lot 16, P.E.I. He was born on June 23, 1918, to the late Roy E and Isabel (MacGregor) MacLean. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary (Marchbank) MacLean; twin daughters, Gloria, Australia; Gail Archibald, New Minas, and son, Roy at home. Also lovingly remembered by sister, Marjorie Underwood, Halifax; sister-in-law, Jean Burch, Charlottetown; son-in-law, Dr. David Large, Port Joli; aunt, Doris Carr, St. Eleanor's, P.E.I.; grandsons, Peter, Philip and Adam , all of Ontario; five great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by daughter, Marilyn Large, sister, Gwen MacNutt and brother, Donald MacLean. Ken and his wife Mary operated a successful dairy farm for many years. As an individual who believed in giving back to his community, he made important contributions to the social, economic and cultural life of Prince Edward Island through the Co-operative Movement for four decades. Affectionately known as Mr. Co-op, many new initiatives were pioneered under his leadership as Managing Director for 25 years. In 1989 he received the Distinguished Co-operator Award from the Atlantic Council of Co-operatives. He was also active in many different capacities of his church and lived a full and active life until he fell and fractured a hip at age 89. The funeral service was held at Lot 16 United Church on Sunday, April 26. Interment was in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Lot 16 United Church Cemetery Fund or a charity of your choice.
FRANK, Oswald Lealand
87, of Newburne, Lunenburg Co., passed away peacefully on Monday, April 6, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. He was a son of the late John Glenmore Frank and Leila Gertrude (Mader) Frank of Newburne. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Frances (Veinotte); sons, James, Alan, Edward and Hal; daughters, Merna, Minnie and Alice; his sister, Ora; brothers, Wilbur, David and Vincent. Oswald was predeceased by brothers, Oscar, Omer, John, Robert and Paul. Born on April 1, 1922 in Newburne, Lunenburg Co., he was baptized, confirmed in and attended the Church of the Transfiguration (Church of England) and studied at the school in Newburne. Oswald served Canada in the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps during The Second World War, after which he worked for over 35 years for Inco in Sudbury, Ont. He retired to Newburne where he spent much of his time working his wood lands and enticing the deer to feed from his hand. His body was cremated. A requiem eucharist was held for him on Friday, April 10, by his nephew, Rev. David Collins Carter, Liberal Catholic Church, at the residence of the deceased's sister in Bridgewater.
71, Halifax, passed away April 28, 2009, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in Lebanon, she was a daughter of the late Tanos and Najibe Abouzeidan. Hneine came to Canada in 2002 and divided her time among the homes of her children here and in Lebanon. Hneine lived through years of war and many difficulties but these things only increased her compassion toward others. She was a woman of few needs who lived for the happiness of her family. She is survived by daughters, Abla (widow of John) Ayoub, Lebanon; Jocelyne (Bernard) Khairallah, Halifax; sons, John (Sandra), Barrington Passage; George (Jeanne D'arc), Halifax; Bernard, Halifax; brother, Bishara (Azize) Abouzeidan, Lebanon; grandchildren, Rachelle, Roy, Andrew, Sergio, Sophie, Sarah, Judy and Robin. Hneine was predeceased by husband, Halim Chaar; brother, George; sister, Saida. Visitation will be held Friday, May 1 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax. Funeral service will be Saturday, May 2 at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Lebanon Church, 3844 Joseph Howe Dr., Halifax. Rev. Pierre Azzi officiating. Donations may be made to Our Lady of Lebanon Church, 3844 Joseph Howe Dr., Halifax, NS B3L 4G2. These donations will be forwarded to a cause near to her heart in Lebanon and a cancer-related project at the QEII Health Sciences Centre.
GORDON (Covey), Edith Evelyn
93, of Indian Harbour, passed away April 28, 2009, in St. Vincent's Nursing Home, Halifax. Born in Indian Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Kathleen Covey. Edith lived in Dartmouth for 25 years. She was a long-term employee of McNab's print in Halifax and retired from Boland's where she worked as a keypunch operator. She is survived by son, David (Christine) of Molega Lake; brother, Donald (Catherine) Covey; nephew, Clifford (Kara) Covey. Edith is predeceased by husband, John Joseph Gordon and brother, Moyle Covey. Visitation will be held Monday, May 4 in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St. at 12 p.m., where a service will take place at 1 p.m. Interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Bide-a-While Animal Shelter, the SPCA or a charity of your choice. The family would like to thank the staff of St. Vincent's Nursing Home and Melville Gardens for the care they gave to Edith.
THOMPSON-SMITH, Barbara E. "Beth"
75, of Elmsdale, passed away in Dartmouth General Hospital after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of Barbara (Orr) and T. W. Thompson. Beth became a member of the Halifax Junior Bengal Lancers at the age of six and stayed with the equine musical ride until she was 18. She traveled to Toronto, Ont., and Boston, Mass., on the train with the horses to perform in those cities with the musical ride as a teenager. She always had a love for horses and dogs and founded Kakshos Kennels and Stables in Quispamsis, N.B., which she moved to Elmsdale/Belnan in 1978. She continued to raise Miniature poodles and Canadian Sport Horses. Her current horse Kokomo is well known in the Nova Scotia competitive equine world. She was also very involved in equestrian driving, both with hackney ponies and most recently Welsh ponies. She was a founding member of the Saint John Poodle Club, member of the Canadian Kennel Club, Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation, and Equine Canada. Also a very accomplished figure skater, she won the Junior Ladies Provincial title at the age of 14, along with performing in pairs with her mother, Barbara. She is survived by her daughter, Heather (Richard Huggard), Fall River and sons, Michael, Halifax and David (Sherri), Elmsdale; grandchildren, James and Ian Huggard, Andrew and Katie Smith and Sara-Anne, Kristi-Lyn and Jami-Lea Smith. She was predeceased by her parents, and her son, Peter Andrew Smith of Lantz. No visitation by request. There will be a graveside service to be held in Camp Hill Cemetery in Halifax on Friday, May 1 at 2 p.m. All are welcome. Donations in her memory may be made to Independent Living, Nova Scotia, the Halifax Junior Bengal Lancers or a charity of choice.
MacDONALD, Bernard "Bernie"
86, died Tuesday, April 28, 2009, in R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish. Born in Antigonish, and raised in Ballantynes Cove, he was a son of the late Colin and Mary Ellen (MacEachern) MacDonald. Upon completion of high school, he attended Agricultural College in Guelph, Ont. He was employed with Eastern Dairyfoods and later Scotsburn Dairy for 44 years as a butter and cheese maker until his retirement in 1987. In his youth he had a keen interest in the arts and was an award winning public speaker. He had a passion for gardening and was an ardent hockey fan. He will be remembered by his children as a devoted and loving husband, father, and very proud grandfather. He is survived by sons, Russell, Calgary, Alta.; Colin (Bertha), Antigonish; daughter, Dorothy (Robert) Lenders, Barrie, Ont.; brother, Raymond, Antigonish; sisters, Florence, Heatherton and Sister Marie Raymond, CSM, Antigonish; grandchildren, Patricia, Russell, Stephanie, Erin, Emily, Patrick, Ashley and Robbie, as well as six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Nellie (Sullivan); brothers, Austin and Gussie; sisters, Margaret I., Isabel, Mary and Martha. The family would like to offer sincere thanks to his caregivers at R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home and St. Martha's Hospital. Visitation will be in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, College St., Antigonish, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today with funeral mass in St. Ninian's Cathedral, Antigonish, Friday May 1st, at 2 p.m. Burial in St. Ninian's Cemetery at a later date.
SPIRO (Umlah), Olive May
May 26, 1921 - April 28, 2009. Olive passed away suddenly in Halifax at the age of 87. She was the loving mother of Wayne and Joan Rogers of Halifax, and Wendy and Roey Kert of Toronto, Ont.; cherished grandmother of Scott, Kelly and Bruce Rogers and Sydney, Daniel and Amanda Kert; great-grandmother of eight and loving aunt of John Walker. Olive was predeceased by her devoted husband, Andrew Spiro; her parents, Neal and Minnie Umlah; sisters, Dorothy LeBlanc and Ruby Walker and brother, Erwin. An open house will be held on Saturday, May 2, from 2-4 p.m. at 6969 Bayer's Road, Apartment 202. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Five Bridges Wilderness Heritage Trust (www.fivebridgestrust.ca), 902-823-2245.
PAGE, Esther Marie
80, Centre Rawdon, Hants Co., passed away peacefully with family by her side in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, on Tuesday, April 28, 2009. Born in Minasville on June 2, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Abner and Vera (McCulloch) White. She loved her grandchildren dearly. She is survived by her daughters, Paulette (Gary) Harvie, Claudia (Bernard) Meehan, both of Rawdon Gold Mines; Lois (Ed) Fehr, Lakelands, and Sandy MacAskill (Robert Dalrymple), East Gore; grandchildren, Vicki Meehan and Trevor (Shelley) Harvie, both of Elmsdale; Martha (Tom) Collier, Bedford; Katie White, Noel; Vanessa MacAskill (Pete Miller) and Aimee MacAskill (Jody White), North Noel Road; great-grandchildren, Thomas and Josh White, Logan Meehan, Riley and Keaton White, Jaden Harvie and Aubrey Collier; sisters, Dorothy (Doug) White, Centre Rawdon; Ila White, Buctouche, N.B.; brothers, Hedley and Bob (Marilyn), both of Minasville; John, Noel; brother-in-law, Glen Singer, Burntcoat. Esther was predeceased by her husband, Claude (1989); sisters, Elva Hamilton, Deane Hillier, Irma Weir, Elaine Singer, Barbara White; brothers, Floyd McCulloch and Muir White and great-grandchildren, James and Jackson Collier. Cremation has taken place with no visitation by request. A graveside memorial service will be held Friday, May 1, at 2:30 p.m. in Centre Rawdon United Church Cemetery (everyone welcome), Rev. Clarence Bungay officiating. Reception to follow in Centre Rawdon Hall. Family flowers only, donations in memory made to The Lung Association, Centre Rawdon United Church Cemetery or Rawdon Hills Health Centre would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the compassionate care of J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Hwy. 354, Kennetcook, Ph-1-902-362-2440
GILLIS, John N. "Shorty"
Died April 28, 2009, he was a son of the late John D. and Mary Gillis. Survived by his wife, Anna Theresa (Gallivan); children, Michael (Ann), Elizabeth (Geoff), Ronald (Bernadette); grandchildren, Shaun, Ryan, Greg (Karla), Glen, Chelsea; sisters, Effie, Dorothy, Joan; brothers-in-law, John (Andrea), Tom (Michele); sisters-in-law, Jane (John), Georgetta; numerous nieces, nephews. Predeceased by infant son, Thomas Joseph; brothers, Hugh, Lauchie; an infant sister. Visitation in T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel, 2-4 , 7-9 p.m., May 1st. Funeral Saturday, 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church.