ROBERTS, Betty Jean
Amherst. Died May 4, 2009. A daughter of the late Gordon and Gertrude Cooke. Surviving are sons, Michael, Dale, Larry; daughter, Crystal; nine grandchildren; two great-grandsons; four stepgrandchildren; one step great-granddaughter; brothers, Lawson, Wayne, Laurie; sisters, Judy, Linda, Myrna, Sally, twin sister, Anna; daughter-in-law, Shirley. Predeceased by husband, Edmund J. Sr.; sons, James, Terry; brothers, Vincent, Freddie; sister, Sandra. Visitation Wednesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Campbell's Funeral Home. Funeral service Thursday 2 p.m. in Campbell's Chapel.
WOOD, Jordan Joseph
It is with great sadness that the family announce the sudden passing of Jordan Joseph Wood, 15, of Enfield in a tragic vehicle accident. Jordan was always outdoors enjoying four-wheeling, fishing and spending time with his friends, of which he had many. Jordan was a very loving and caring person. Anyone who knew him, loved him. Jordan is survived by his parents, Roddy and Delena Wood; loving sister, Amanda; grandparents, Larry and Dianne Gould, Patricia Slaunwhite and great-Grandmother, Jean Kelly. He was a very proud uncle to Madisyn. He will be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and especially by his three brothers at heart Kyle, Matt and Justin. Jordan was predeceased by his grandfathers, Wallace Wood and Richard Slaunwhite. Cremation has taken place under the care of Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. No visitation by request. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, in Hants East Rural High School, Milford, Rev. Canon David Fletcher officiating. A reception will follow at the school. Memorial donations may be made to The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society.
RYAN (Dauphinee), Marion Nema
85, Drummond Hall, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 3, 2009. Cremation has taken place under the direction of J. A. Walker Funeral Home.
KEEFE, Austin James "Jimmy"
February, 1930 - September 5, 2008. A committal service and reception for the late Austin James (Jimmy) Keefe, 78 of Halifax, will be held 11 a.m., Sunday, May 3rd, at Point Pleasant Park, Sailor's Memorial, Halifax, for service and to view burial at sea to be performed from the HMCS Sackville. Reception to follow at CPO's Mess Juno Tower, CFB Stadacona, Halifax. Born in Halifax in 1930, he was the only son of Hilda MacKay and Ozzie Keefe; beloved brother of Bernice Campbell (Russell), Salem, N.H.; father of Angie (Michael) Gildart, Prince Edward Island; Angus Keefe (Beatriz), Spain and Paul Keefe (Rhonda), Alberta; grandfather to Joey Keefe, Megan Bailey, Christopher Gildart and Raylene Keefe. Jimmy was a wonderful brother, father, grandfather and friend. He loved his job as an Engineer on the HMCS Sackville which he was employed for many years and although retired, he missed his job each and everyday. He will be loved and missed forever by his family and friends.
LEIGHTON, Laurence Douglas "Larry"
72, passed away suddenly early Wednesday morning, April 29, 2009. Born in Wentworth, Hants Co., he was a son of the late Stephen and Grace (Lowther) Leighton. He was the youngest of 14 children and will be dearly missed. Larry served in the Canadian Armed Forces in Quebec until he yearned to get back to his roots in Nova Scotia. He owned his own hairdressing business in New Glasgow for several years. He ended his career before retiring as a civilian with DND. He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Lizotte) Leighton; daughters, Tanga Roche (Dion Ehler) and Susan Leighton; grandchildren, Chantal and Chelsea Roche and Shauna Marshall; sister, Annie Platt; sister-in-law, Iva Leighton. He had very close relations with several of his nieces, Debbie, Trudy, Annette, Charmaine, Kathy, Darlene, Anna , Wanda and Carole; nephews, Derek, Roy, Gordon, Michael, Darrell and Randolph. Special thanks to his close and dear friends, Stan and Jackie Duggan. He was predeceased by siblings, Eva, Marjorie, Frances, Roy, Burton, Norman, Carl, Herman, Ronald, Victor, Ernest and Allan. Cremation has taken place and no service will be held as per Larry's request. Interment will be at a later date. Patricia would like to thank the paramedics and the staff of QEII Health Sciences Centre.
MacLEAN, Bonnie "Gail"
64, of Dartmouth, passed away April 28, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Truro, January 29, 1945, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Linda (Fraser) Crowe (of Belmont). She was a member of Belmont Wesley United Church. Gail was an educator all her life, teacher, principal and administrator, retiring from the Inspection Services of the Department of Education in 1996. After her retirement, Gail set up an education program in Iqaluit. She was an avid reader and served as a judge on the Dartmouth Library Literary Award Committee and was a member of a local bookclub. She was interested in politics and was a member of the Liberal Party. Gail and Ralph enjoyed traveling the world until recently when her health declined. Gail is sadly missed by her husband, Ralph, Dartmouth; sister, Cheryl Crowe, Truro and several cousins. She will be missed by her beloved pets, Guy and Rhapsody. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. A celebration of Gail's life will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in Atlantic Funeral Home Chapel, Dartmouth. Burial at a later date in MacDonald Memorial Cemetery, Boulardarie, Cape Breton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dartmouth General Hospital, Victorian Order of Nurses or charity of your choice. A special thank you to the doctors and staff of 7 west, Dartmouth General Hospital, and neighbours and friends during Gail's illness
HAMILTON, Gwendolyn "Gwen"
80, of Upper Stewiacke, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2009, in Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Otterbrook, she was a daughter of the late James and Eliza (Nichols) Tree. Gwen was a member of Upper Stewiacke United Church, Upper Stewiacke. She is survived by daughters, Sylvia Nason (Laurence), Kim Cox (Robert), both of Upper Stewiacke; Nancy (Bruce), Debert; Iva Young (Richard), Prospect Bay, Halifax Co.; Sharon Isnor (Gordon), Carroll's Corner, Halifax Co.; sons, Wayne (Debbie), Milford; Alan (Kim), Upper Stewiacke; Randy (Kim), Middle Stewiacke; sisters, Julia Joudrey (Russell), Truro; Vivian Sheehan (Daniel), Thorburn; brother, James (Lola), Thorburn; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Gwen was predeceased by her husband, Harold Trueman Hamilton; son, Peter Suther; sisters, Mae, Hattie, Grace; brothers, Carl, Hedley, Bill, John, Hance, two brothers in infancy. No visitation by request. A graveside service will take place on Saturday, May 2, at 1 p.m. in Pembroke Cemetery, Pembroke, with Rev. Alice Rutherford officiating. Donations in Gwen's memory may be made to Pembroke Cemetery. A special thanks to Dr. Wheeler, the nurses, staff of Palliative Care, of Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro, for the wonderful care given to Gwen.
HYNES, Sandra June
41, Glace Bay, died April 27, 2009. She is survived by her daughter, Scotia Yvonne Hynes; father, Peter C. Hynes; brother, Richard; sisters, Linda and Debbie; numerous nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. Sandra was predeceased by two children in infancy; mother, Esther; brother, David; four grandparents. Sandra will be sadly missed by her best friend, Yvonne MacDonald; and loving friend, Margie Campbell. A heartfelt thank you to her loving and caring companion, David Rogers. Visitation was held yesterday. Funeral mass will be today at 10 a.m. in St. Anne's Church.
REVER (Croscup), Estella May
69, passed away April 26, 2009, in Northwood Manor, Halifax. Born in Victory, she was the daughter of the late Violet (Warren) and Eugene Croscup. Estella was an avid reader of science fiction; an admirer of the Food Channel, and enjoyed dining out and meeting people. She loved gardens and flowers and believed in living in the moment. Estella is survived by daughters, Catherine (Frank) Keefe, Bernadene Ryan, Christine Johnston; son, Kevin Johnston; brothers, Albert (Helen) Leham and Ezekiel Croscup; grandchildren, Robert (Joanne Guillemette) Keefe; Angela (Allan Barr) Keefe; Ryan Keefe, and Mark Johnston. She was predeceased by husband, Bernard Ryan; brothers, John Croscup and George Croscup; beloved granddaughter, Jennifer Keefe. Visitation was held yesterday in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today in the chapel, with Rev. Harry Crawford officiating. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetic Association or The Jennifer Keefe Memorial Fund Fogo Island through any Scotiabank. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her and depended on her strength.
WRIGHT, William F. "Bill"
82, of Fall River, passed away April 29, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in St. John, N.B., he was a son of the late Thomas and Mary (Lobb) Wright. Before his retirement he was employed with Domtar Construction Materials. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice M. (Clark); sons, Bill, Dartmouth; Glenn, St. Margaret's Bay; daughter, Kimberley (Craig) Gamble, Halifax; brother, Malcolm (Maddie), Ottawa, Ont.; sister, Violet Major, Timmons, Ont.; grandchildren, Lindsey Gamble, Brett Gamble, Tyler Gamble, Zackery Wright, Ashley Wright, Michael Wright and Diane Wright. He was predeceased by brothers, Albert and Harold. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today in T. K. Barnard Funeral Home, 527 Sackville Dr., where funeral service will be held May 2, at 11 a.m. Burial will be held in Fall River Cemetery. Donations may be made to a a charity of your choice. Special thanks to the doctors and nursing staff of the TCU of Dartmouth General Hospital.
CROFT, Amy Louise
81, Chester Basin, died April 28, 2009, in Fisherman's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born in Chester Grant, she was a daughter of Clyde and Geneva (Sellars) Whalen. In her early years Amy received her diploma in stenographics at Bridgewater Commercial School. She was employed in the insurance industry for several years and later worked at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax. Amy was a kind and loving person, a friend and quick to volunteer whenever needed. She was recognized for her loyal and outstanding work while a member at Royal Canadian Legion, Everett Branch No. 88, Chester Basin. She was also a regular visitor at Shoreham Village Home, Chester. A member of the Chester Basin Over 40 Club, she was an avid card player and enjoyed bowling with friends. Amy is survived by her son, Clary (Carol), Chester Basin; granddaughters, Krystal Field (Chris) and Melanie Field, Toronto, Ont.; grandsons, Jason (Jennifer) Croft, Ottawa, Ont.; and Kent (Lee Ann) Croft, Petawawa, Ont.; great-grandchildren, Jacob Christie and Nicholas Field, Alden Croft, Olivia and Liam Croft. Amy was predeceased by her husband, Alden; daughters, Anna in infancy, and Sandra Barkhouse Field; sisters, Doris Whalen, and Reta Hyslop. Respecting Amy's wishes, there will be no visitation at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, in Aenon Baptist Church, Chester Basin, with Rev. Don Dunn officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Chester Basin. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to South Shore Regional Hospital - Palliative Care Unit, the Royal Canadian Legion Everett Branch No. 88, Chester Basin or Chester Basin Volunteer Fire Department. Special thanks to the Palliative care team for the care and kindness extended to Amy and a big thank you to Louise for her exceptional support and visits to Amy's home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Davis Funeral Home, Chester (902.275.3811).
WATCHORN, George Clifford "Cliff"
81, Dartmouth, passed away in Dartmouth General Hospital after a brief illness on April 29, 2009. Born in Pembroke, Ont., he was the son of the late Robert H. and Ethel Jean (Ennis) Watchorn. He enrolled in the Navy in January 1946 and attended the Medical Attendant School at CFB Esquimalt and after training he served at CFB Halifax and on several bases and ships. He also served at Coverdale, N.B. and CFB Cornwallis. After retiring from the Navy as a Chief Warrant Officer, he worked at the Halifax Infirmary as a Medical Technician. He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Gail of Dartmouth; and a sister, June Evelyn Simpson of Erinsville, Ont. He was predeceased by his wife, Mildred Kathleen and his daughter, Joy Eileen. Visitation will be held Saturday, May 2, 7-9 p.m. in A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St. A private family burial will take place at a later date in Barton United Church Cemetery. Family flowers only.
SANTOS, Zita Winnifred
Doctors Cove, Shelburne Co., passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 30, 2009, in Roseway Hospital, Sandy Point. Born in Birmingham, England, on January 12, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Esther (Pardon) Harrison. Zita spent most of her life in New York and Florida before moving to Nova Scotia. She enjoyed senior bus tours, bowling, knitting and reading. She is survived by daughter, Zita (Robert) Stoddard, Doctors Cove; grandson, Matt; great-grandson, Nolan; stepgrandchildren, Bobby, Rex, Hank, Georgia; seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, Serafin; two infant brothers; sister, Esther May. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today in H. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Barrington. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Phillip's Roman Catholic Church, Barrington, with Father Pat O'Meara officiating. Interment will be in Woodland Memorial Park, Florida. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to St. Phillip's Roman Catholic Church or Roseway Hospital.
MacLENNAN, Mary Agnes "Aggie"
85, Benacadie, died April 30, 2009. Born in Washabuck, she was a daughter of the late Roderick and Ellen Ann (MacLean) MacLean. She is survived by her husband, Neil Francis; daughters, Rodena (Hector) MacDonald, Leona (David) Fraser, and Jeanette (Donnie) Gordon; sons, Bernie, John and Cecil; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one son-in-law; two sisters; three brothers. Visitation will be Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, Alexandra Street, Sydney, and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in St. Barra Church, Christmas. Funeral mass will be held 2 p.m. Monday.