DAY, Blair Henry
73, Salmon River Bridge, Jeddore. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Blair on April 29, 2009, suddenly at home. Born in his home at Salmon River Bridge, Jeddore he was the only child of Rose C. Day (Myers) and the late Gerald V. Day. He is survived by his loving wife Maureen (Roberts), children Daniel (Debbie), Loretta Halleran (Randy Carter) and Allan (Denise Connolly-Day). His pride and joy were his grandchildren Keegan and Kelsea Day, Sebastian Halleran and Sara Carter. Also Survived by his special Aunt Joan. Blair was a graduate of Halifax Vocational School class of 1954, Welding. He was one of the first Nova Scotia welders to receive his Mig and Tig. His welding trade allowed him many opportunities to make life long friends working in the oil fields, waterfront of Halifax, the Ontarios Tarsands and as far away as Guyana. Blair was an avid fisherman, hunter, gardener, birdwatcher and music lover. A loving husband and son, caring father and wonderful Gramps. Visitation in the home 10038 #7 Highway, Salmon River Bridge Jeddore. Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m. Cremation has taken place, and interment will follow at a later date. Donations may be made to the: Heart and Stroke Foundation or your choice of Charity.
CORNELISSE, Marcus Eamon
34, Dartmouth, passed away suddenly April 28, 2009 in Dartmouth. Marcus is survived by his loving partner Leigh Fader. He was a loving father of Kingston and Alexander. Dear son of Henry and Mary Cornelisse. Dear brother of Paul (Angela), and uncle to Simon Cornelisse. Dear grandson of Louisa and Catherine. Sadly missed by Kim "mom" and Kim "popsy", Josh and the extended Fader family. Also sadly missed by friends, aunts, uncles, cousins, and London Bros. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday May 3,2009 with a funeral service 1 p.m. Monday May 4, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. Service and burial to follow from St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Cornwall, Ontario on Saturday May 9, 2009 at 2 p.m. Donations in lieu of flowers would be greatly appreciated to the Salvation Army. Safe in the arms of Jesus.
SPERRY, Gregor Paul
42, Dartmouth. With great sadness the family announces Greg's sudden passing on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at Dartmouth General Hospital. Raised in Dartmouth, Greg spent many summers paddling and coaching on Lake Banook, competing in numerous national competitions; he graduated Suma Cum Laude from Saint Mary's, BComm, then completed his BEd at Mount Saint Vincent. Winters were spent playing hockey with the Dartmouth Whalers. In recent years, Greg was passionate about teaching at the Nova Scotia Community College and his carpentry work - with family and friends being recipients of many unique pieces. He is survived by his wife of 11 years Deanna Alexis (Ranger) and his two wonderful dogs, Zoey and Jackson who brought him so much joy. Also survived by his parents Drew and Sheilia (Bryson), sister Letitia (Mike) McMurray, twin nieces Hannah and Carys. He is survived by his grandmother Doris Bryson, as well as Bryson and Sperry aunts, uncles and cousins. Greg is also survived by his wife's family, father-in-law Stephen, brother-in-law Grant, sister-in-law Sarah (Steven), nephew Michael, niece Anna, and many long-time friends. He was predeceased by his beloved mother-in-law, Myrna Ranger, and grandparents Florence and Clyde Sperry. The family will be holding a memorial reception at Banook Canoe Club, Monday, May 4, 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Greg's memory can be made to Banook Canoe Club 17 Banook Ave P.O. Box 36, Dartmouth NS, B2Y 3Y2.
Greg will be loved and missed forever by his family and friends.
DYKENS, Malcolm Neil "Dyke"
71, of Maple Street, Stellarton, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Stellarton, he was a son of the late Robert and Elsie (Swanwick) Dykens. Dyke was a resident of Pictou County all his life. He worked at Maritime Steel for over 30 years, retiring nine years ago. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #34, New Glasgow. In his early years, Dyke was an avid dart player, bowler, baseball player and trout fisherman. Later on, he enjoyed watching the Blue Jays play, going for drives in the mustang and playing his lucky numbers waiting for the big win. He loved spending time with all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His family was his greatest treasure. Surviving are his wife; Frances (Weeks); children, Kenny, Ont.; Thelma (Donnie), Riverton; Neil (Marilyn), Four Mile Brook; Billy Chaulk, Cheticamp; Dawn, Trenton; Darlene, New Glasgow; Stacey (John), P.E.I.; Jason (Alicia), Riverton; 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers, Danny (Betty); Fraser (Louise); Baker (Winnie); sisters, Thelma Falt; Violet Carrigan; Etta Baker; Elaine (Jim) Turnbull; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Robert Jr. (Lois). The family will receive visitors from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, in the H. C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton. Private family burial will take place in the Christ Anglican Church Cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Dyke may be made to the Palliative Care Society of the Aberdeen Hospital, the Lung Association or the Victorian Order of Nurses.
KINGSTON, Susan Elizabeth
53, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully at home. Born in Pembroke, Ont. She was a devoted daughter of the late Peter Frederick and Josephine Kathleen (Martin) Kingston. Susan was a graduate of Dartmouth High School (1973) and Mount Saint Vincent University (1977). She will be missed by co-workers at Dalhousie University bookstore where she worked for 30 years. Susan was an active member of Christ Church in Dartmouth where she sang with the choir and participated in several committees. Her love of children was reflected in her work at the church's children's nursery. Her cats Puss, Freedom and Greyheart were in her words, "her children". Dear friend of Lu-Anne and Jim Covill. She is survived by brother Murray Peter (Kari Ann) of Cambridge, Ont and an adored aunt to Paige, MacKenzie, and Olivia Kingston as well as Thomas and Jake Cooper. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday May 4, 2009 in Christ Anglican Church. Rev Cathy Lee Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A thank you to the staff at the VG Site, QEII. A special thanks to Cathy Gillis and Dr. Elizabeth Pantic. Donations to Christ Anglican Church, Kidney Foundation or the Humane Society would be appreciated. Susan is soaring with the Angels.
ELLIS, Bruce Wayne
59, of Dayspring, passed away April 30, 2009. Born in Yarmouth, February 16, 1950. Proud family man and local business owner for 35 years, he is survived by loving wife Wendy (Saxby), Dayspring; devoted son Brett, Sambro; honoured daughters Candice, Halifax; and Kristina, Halifax; and cherished granddaughter Olivia. A service to celebrate Bruce's life will be held at the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Highway 3, Lunenburg on Tuesday, May 5 at 2 p.m. No flowers please by request. Donations may be made in support of The Summer Camp Program of the Salvation Army for underprivileged children or Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nova Scotia.
MacLEAN (Dalton), Bridget "Bride"
82, Cape Broyle, N.L. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother and grandmother, Bridget Maclean, on Thursday, April 30, 2009 in the Palliative Care Unit, L. A. Miller Centre, St. John's, N.L. She was predeceased by her husband, Allan (2002). Left to mourn are son, Joe (Eileen), Nova Scotia; granddaughters, Jennifer (Jason) Rushton, Carolyn (Jamie) Nolter; great-grandchildren; Cameron, Julia, Liam, Abigail, Benjamin; sisters Margaret (Austin) Ryan, Ella Erwin; brothers, Bren (Eileen), Edward (Gert); sisters-in-law, Madonna Dalton, Cape Broyle, N.L.; and Bernadette, Ontario; brother-in-law, Barry, Australia; and a large circle of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Remains resting in Fahey's Funeral Home, Fermeuse, today and Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian burial on Monday, May 4 at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church. Interment in Our Lady of the Cape Cemetery, Cape Broyle, N.L.
EDWARDS, Muriel Catherine
87, passed away peacefully at home in Dartmouth on April 30, 2009. At her bedside were her sons Barry, David and Brian; and her devoted caregiver, Helen Marks. Born May 12, 1921, Muriel was the daughter of the late George and Sadie James, of Halifax. She was predeceased by Lt. Cmdr. Roland James Edwards, naval veteran; and by brothers, Arthur and Albert; and sister, Louise. Surviving are sons, Barry and Brian, both of Toronto, Ont.; and David, Dartmouth. She will be much missed by sister-in-law Lillian James, Halifax; and cousin, Gwen Shannon, Dartmouth; and by many nieces, nephews and friends. The family extends sincere thanks to Dr. Robert Oliver and to the Victorian Order of Nurses for their help in making our mother's final days peaceful. We are grateful as well to Peggy Nash-Butt of the Department of Veterans Affairs for her support and guidance. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 5, at 1 p.m. in Christ Church, Dartmouth, with Bishop Russell Hatton officiating. A private burial in St. Johns Cemetery, Halifax, will follow. No flowers, by request. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Hope Cottage, Halifax.
GENDRON, Marcel Donald
Calgary, Alta., passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2009, at the age of 50. Marcel was born on June 11, 1958 in Halifax. He worked as a taxi driver, beginning in Sackville, before moving on to the Yellow Cab in Halifax, and finally with Casino Taxi. During his career as a taxi driver, he worked with Hilchies Septic Services for 12 years. Marcel was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 15 years, holding positions of Sports Officer and Building Security during that time. He also enjoyed playing darts and cards, fishing, and crokinole nights with the boys. Marcel could fix anything anyone asked him to. Marcel will be sadly missed by his loving wife June; sister, Ingrid (Lloyd), Sackville; brothers, Vince (Paulette), Bridgewater; Robert (Ann), Beaver Bank; and Shawn, Sackville; nieces, Lisa (John), Saint John, N.B.; Denice, Calgary, Alta.; and Kirby (Robi), Bridgewater; great-niece Ceileigh, Saint John, N.B.; uncle, Donald, Pictou; and aunt, Lorraine, Edmonton, Alta.; father and mother-in-law; Ed and Doreen Martin, of Kitimat, B.C.; brothers-in-law, Tim (Trisha) and Kevin; as well as numerous friends in Halifax and Calgary, Alta. A Memorial Service will be held in McInnis & Holloway 's Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Dr. N.E.), Calgary, Alta., on Monday, May 4, at 7 p.m and in Halifax at a later date. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the A.L.S. Society of Alberta (Lou Gehrig's Disease), Suite 400, 320 - 23 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2S 0J2 Telephone: (403) 228-3857, www.alsab.ca. In living memory of Marcel Gendron, a tree will be planted in Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.
CROSSMAN, Elta Maude
Mill Cove Nursing Home (formerly of Burton, N.B.) daughter of the late Harry and Eva (Rafuse) Broome died at the Oromocto Public Hospital on April 30, 2009, in her 89th year. Born on June 28, 1920, in New Ross she married Rettie Crossman, in 1944. In 1972 they built a home in Burton for their retirement. Elta enjoyed her time as a member of the Eastern Star and the UCW. Elta was always game for anything and she never lost her sense of humour. Bingo, playing cards and visiting family and friends were some of her favorite pastimes. She loved a funny story and was queen of the "one- liners". Elta is survived by her husband of 64 years, Rettie, Mill Cove Nursing Home; her daughter, Carol McLean (Bob) of Cumberland Point; her sons, Wayne (Carolyn) of Cornwall, P.E.I.; Kevin of Burton; Peter (Erin) of Carlisle, Ont.; grandchildren, Shelley Bridges (Bill) of Sheffield, N.B.; Liam and Dylan Crossman, Carlisle, Ont.; great-grandchildren, Brittney and Duncan Bridges, Sheffield, N.B. She is survived by sisters-in-law, Betty and Leodia Broome, Nova Scotia; Marion Walker of Ontario, as well as several nieces and nephews. Elta was the last surviving member of her immediate family having been predeceased by her sisters, Evelyn Legge and Lois Fletcher; brothers, Harold, Ira, Arnold and Gerald. Visitation will be held in Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home on Sunday, May 3 from 1-4 pm. The funeral service will be held in the Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home on Monday, May 4 at 2 p.m., Rev. Keith Howlett will officiate. Interment will be in the Oromocto Anglican Church Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial tributes may be made to the Mill Cove Nursing Home Foundation or the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
MacDONALD, Brian Peter "Shack"
The family of Brian MacDonald sadly announces his sudden passing on April 30, 2009. At the time of his death, Shack was doing what he loved, fishing, on the first day of fishing season. Born in Pictou on September 4, 1950, he was a son of Pat (Colter) of Pictou, and the late Murray MacDonald. He is survived by his daughter, Stacy (Brad) Moses of Raeford, N.C., and grandsons, Hunter and Lucas. Brian is survived by brothers, John, Pictou; Dwight (Debbie) MacDonald, Pictou; Laurie (Ellen) MacDonald, Vancouver; sisters, Ann (John) Jendruszka, Calgary; Edith (Jack) Hiscock, New Glasgow; Lynn (Jim) Armstrong, Calgary; Helen (Ned) MacBeath, Moncton; Susan, Pictou; Janice (Gerry) Spencer, Calgary; Allyson MacDonald (Paul Logan), Pictou; Marion MacDonald (Greg MacDonald), Pictou; Maureen MacDonald (Nelson Barnhart), Whitehorse; Heather (Cam) Perry, Coaldale, as well as many, many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Dale, Albro, and sister Nancy. At Shack's request, there will be no viewing or service. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place after fishing season, at a date to be announced, on Pictou Island. No flowers by request. Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or The Pictou Island Community Association
Au Centre de santé et des services sociaux de Sept-ëles, le 30 avril 2009 est décédée ˆ l'age 80 ans madame Cécile Ferland, éspouse de monsieur Bernard Robichaud demuerant ˆ Sept-ëles. Le corps a été confié au Crématorium AGM, du 286, boulevard Laure ˆ Sept-ëles, pour incinération. La famille reçoit en présence des cendres ˆ compter de 13h00, samedi le 2 mai au Salon Funéraire AGM, 34 rue Smith. Une courté cérémonie religieuse aura lieu au salon AGM ˆ 14H00. Parents et ami(e)s sont prié(e)s d'y assister sans autre invitation. Les Funérailles ont été confiées aux professionnels de la Maison funéaire AGM 34, rue Smith, Sept-ëles. Madame Cécile Ferland laisse dans le deuil; son époux monsieur Bernard Robichaud; ses enfants, Danny, Gaston, sa conjointe, Louise Bernier, Jules,, sa conjointe, Terry Power; Betty son conjoint Tony Hynes, 9 petits-enfants ainsi que 12 arrière-petits-enfants. La famille demande de faire dons ˆ l'Èlyme des sables.
PERRY, Helen A.
75, Whitney Pier, passed away on Wednesday April 29, 2009. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Lena MacGuigan. Survived by her daughters, Mary, Darlene, Sandra; sons, Blaine, Glen, Leo, and Brent; sisters, Dorothy and Millie; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband, Tom; two brothers, Pete and one in infancy; and a sister, Annie. Visitation will take place at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Road (entrance on Church Street) on Sunday, May 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be celebrated on May 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church.