SLAUNWHITE, Barry Wayne
58, passed away suddenly May 3, 2009 at home. He was born August 13, 1950 in Halifax. He was the son of the late Audrey (Jollimore) and Raymond Slaunwhite. Barry loved to play his guitar, had an amazing voice and loved to sing old Jimmy Rogers songs. He is survived by son, Brandon (Jacklyn Turner); Kandas (Robbie Gough); granddaughters, Madison, Kennedy and Gracie. He was predeceased by his brother, Paul Drolet and wife, Cindy Cameron-Slaunwhite. Cremation has taken place and at Barry's request there will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., May 7 in Fairview Cemetery, family flowers only. Arrangements are under the care of Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Donations in Barry's memory may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation.
OCAMPO, Gail Lynn
57, Halifax. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother, grandmother, sister, wife, aunt and friend on May 3, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Halifax, Gail was the daughter of the late Roy and Doris Boudreau (Smith). She will be dearly missed by her children, Jennifer Ocampo-King (Philip) and Ryan Ocampo (Justine); grandson, Malachi; husband, Eric Hall; sisters, Lois Connolly (John), Karen Giffin and brother, Raymond Boudreau (Mary Ann); five nieces and two nephews. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Funeral service will take place 10 a.m. Thursday in Saint Mary's Basilica on Spring Garden Rd., She will be laid to rest in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville.
84, of Coxheath, died Sunday, May 3, 2009. A son of the late William and Alexandra (Hoda) Rozeluk. Surviving are wife, the former Dorothy Ardelli; daughters, Alexis (Danny) Grant and their children Charles and Danielle; Jane (Darrel) Gagnon, North Vancouver, B.C. and their children, Glen and Anna; sister, Mary (Zigmond) Mirwald, Etobicoke, Ont.; niece, Adrienne Cogswell; several grandnieces, nephews. No visitation. Funeral mass 11 a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Rev. Lourdusamy Mariadoss officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
CHISHOLM, Frederick Brydall "Fred"
87, Guysborough Intervale, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2009, in Guysborough Memorial Hospital. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Colin and Hattie (Chisholm) Chisholm. Fred was a retired heavy equipment mechanic and shop foreman with the Department of Transportation , Guysborough, a member of AA for 22 years and was also a meeting leader, a member of St. Patrick's Parish, Guysborough Intervale and a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 81, Guysborough. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving in the RCAF, 1939-1944 as an Airframe Technician and received Senior Matriculation from the University of Toronto. Fred is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Eadie (Strachan) and his children, Joe (Kay), Havendale; Dan (Mary), Puerto Rico; Shirley (Roger Gallant), Alberton, P.E.I.; Ron (Ann), Lower Sackville; Glenn (Carlie), Williams Point; Wayne (Cindy), Malignant Cove; Allister (Nancy), Singapore; Eileen (Tom White), Country Harbour; Rick (Pam), Antigonish; Helen (Leo Halloran) Porters Lake; Jerry (Edwina); Dunmore; Terry, Afghanistan; 26 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Bobby; brother, Bill and twin brothers, Joe and Chris. Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. today in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Guysborough. Funeral mass will be 11 a.m., Wednesday in St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Guysborough Intervale, Father Jonathan Nweke officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations in memory of Fred may be made to St. Patrick's Cemetery Fund, Canadian Cancer Society or Guysborough Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
ISENOR, Jean Elizabeth
79, Carroll's Corner, passed away peacefully at home on May 4, 2009, with her family by her side. Born January 19, 1930 in Milford Station, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Gladys (Hughes) Turner. She will remembered as a kind and loving person who was always sensitive to other people's feelings. Her family and friends loved her very much. She enjoyed looking for new recipes and loved picking wild berries. In the early 1950s she worked at Simpson-Sears in Halifax, and then married and raised her family. She was an avid bird watcher and participated in the annual spring bird count for the Nova Scotia Bird Society. She enjoyed car drives and sandwich parties on the MacDonald's front porch. Her family's musical accomplishments made her very proud. She was loving wife of husband, Donald; devoted mother of son, Benny (Peg); daughter, Kimberley (Skip) Holmes; proud grandmother of Vanessa (Matt) Spence, Alicia, Brittany, Chelsea and great-granddaughter, Sienna. She was predeceased by son, Darren; brothers, Clifford and Kempt; sister, Louise Curtis. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. A private family burial will be held in Oakhill Cemetery, Milford, with great-nephew, Jimmy Turner officiating. Donations may be made to the local SPCA or Musquodoboit Valley Health Foundation- Palliative Care. Special thanks to everyone who made phone calls, came to her home, or brought food or flowers. An extra special thank you to the home care nurses who took such wonderful care of Jean. She will be greatly missed by all, including her dog, Lady and cat, Mitty Mitts.
FAWCETT, Butter Pauline
With broken hearts, Mike and Juanita Fawcett of Beechville announce the birth and death of their daughter, Butter Pauline Fawcett, on May 4, 2009. Sister of loving brother, Gabriel; granddaughter of maternal grandparents Wilbur and the late Pauline MacDonald and fraternal grandparents, James and Beverley Fawcett. She is survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A private funeral will be held on May 6, with the burial to follow in Oakridge Memory Gardens in Lower Sackville. Memorial donations can be made to the IWK Foundation. "How very softly you tiptoed into our world. Almost silently; only a moment you stayed. But what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts." - Dorothy Ferguson
WHYNACHT, Margaret Elizabeth
With deep sadness, the family of Margaret Elizabeth Whynacht, announces the occasion of her passing on Sunday, May 3, 2009, in Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care, Lunenburg. Margaret was born 99 years ago and grew up in her home overlooking the harbour in the little village of Whitehead in Guysborough County. She began her working career keeping the books for local businesses and then moved on to take positions in several communities across the province where she worked as a telegrapher for the Canadian National Telegraph Co. It was during this time that she fell in love with Lunenburger George Whynacht. The two of them carried on a somewhat different courtship as they communicated frequently over the "wire" in Morse Code. They married, and following a period of residence in Halifax, the couple moved to Lunenburg with their two young children in 1950. Most people who got to know this reserved and dignified lady soon came to love her. Her sparkling blue eyes betrayed the unexpected streaks of delightful fun and mischief, combined with her caring sensitivity and great ability to listen compassionately to the stories and concerns of all who fell into conversation with her. She enjoyed cards, knitting, trout fishing, blueberry picking and baking and finally much time spent at the cottage on Herman's Island with family and friends. In her later years her focus turned to her beloved grandchildren and finally her great-grandchildren. Being in constant motion, having a propensity to worry, and being full of boundless energy were all characteristics that reflected Margaret's interaction with her world. Amazement with her endurance and unresolved determination has unendingly touched both her adoring family and many dear friends. She has filled our lives with richness and joys, many times over! She was a tiny lady with a very big, strong heart. She was kind and gentle and "spunky", and we will all miss her greatly! Margaret spent the last one and a half years at Harbour View Haven, able once again to look out her window and enjoy the familiar scene of a pretty harbour. Our family is deeply indebted to the philosophy and the staff at Harbour View for the love and tender care they gave to our mother/grandmother, and the comfort and attentiveness they gave to our own concerns. We also want to express our gratitude to Juanita White for her ever-ready generosity and friendship. Margaret was the daughter of the late Louden and Violet (Fitzgerald) Munroe, and was predeceased by her husband, George William Whynacht; an infant daughter; half-brothers, John, Hugh, Lawrence; brothers, Burns, Percy, Reggie, Gerald and half-sister, Tina. She is survived by daughter, Marion (Tom) Webb of Antigonish; son, Ronald (Nora MacLeod) of Herman's Island, Lunenburg Co.; grandchildren, Tara (Danny), Coady (Zephyr), Syntoya, Amber (Matt), Matthew, Christopher (Robin), John (Naomi) and by great-grandchildren, Hannah, Sara, Aurora, Salix, and by brother, Russell Munroe of Isaac's Harbour. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. No. 3, Lunenburg, where family and friends may share their memories of Margaret during visitation on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass to celebrate Margaret's life will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Norbert's Roman Catholic Church, Lunenburg, Father Joe Christensen officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. Donations may be made to the Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care, St. Norbert's Roman Catholic Church or to a charity of your choice.
PURDY, Leon Charles
69, of Prince Street, Truro, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 5, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Amherst, he was a son of Ella (Hardie) Purdy of Truro and the late William Charles Purdy. Leon owned and operated the East End Auto, Prince Street, Truro, for 42 years. He was an adherent of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, McClures Mills and a member of the Golden Age Auto Club. Besides his mother, Leon is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Nella Burton; sons, Derick (Karen), Truro; Dwight, Bible Hill; daughter, Lisa (Darrell) Tower, Truro; brothers, Wayne (Jean), Sackville; Garth (Micker), Dartmouth; grandchildren, Darren, Justin, Mason, Devin, Averey; great-grandson, Ryley; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Thursday, May 7, and funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, May 8, all in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro, with Dr. Brian Ross officiating. A reception will then follow in the funeral home. Family flowers only. Donations in Leon's memory may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses, St. Paul's Presbyterian Church or to a charity of your choice.
SANDESON, Tony Edward
41, Truro, passed away May 5, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Oromocto, N.B. on July 8, 1967, he was a son of William F. and Helen (Bartlett) Sandeson. Tony was employed with Kohler International for the past 14 years. His passions were computers, music and especially his model helicopters. Tony was a very caring person who always helped his friends out no matter what their needs. He is survived by his paternal grandmother, Catherine E. Sandeson, Truro; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Scott W. Sandeson; paternal grandfather, Frederick W. Sandeson; maternal grandparents, Minnie and Earl Bartlett. Visitation will be held Friday, May 8, from 7-9 p.m. Memorial service on Saturday, May 9, at 11 a.m., both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Ebbie W. Snow officiating. Reception to follow the service. Interment in Old Barns Cemetery. Donations in Tony's memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.
LOGAN (Purdy), Mary Evelyn
83. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Evelyn, at her home in Bedford, surrounded by her family on May 5, 2009. Born in Halifax on February 27, 1926, but raised in Bedford, she was the only daughter of the late Alexander Christie Purdy and Maude May (Colwell) Purdy. Devoted to her family, she will be sadly missed by her daughters, Christine (Steven Cash), Tantallon and Virginia (J.D. Wheeler), Toronto, Ont. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren, Logan and Andrew Cash and Alexandra and Nathan Wheeler. She is also survived by her brother, Harold C. Purdy; nephew, David Logan and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 39 years, Robert James Logan of Dartmouth and by her younger brother, John A. Purdy. Evelyn was educated at the Halifax Ladies College and at the Netherwood School for Girls in Rothesay, N. B., where "Evie-Bird" made lasting friendships that endured throughout her lifetime. For many years she was employed with Trans Canada Airlines based in Florida, USA, before returning to Nova Scotia to raise her family in Dartmouth. Evelyn spent her last years shore side in her beloved hometown of Bedford, and passed away after a very courageous battle with cancer. We would like to thank oncologist Dr. Wojciech Morzycki and family physician, Dr. Lianne Yoshida for their kindness and generous support over the past two years. We would also like to thank the Palliative Home Care team and all the wonderful VON nurses, especially Shelly. Cremation has taken place under the direction of A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home. The memorial service will be held in St. James United Church, 181 Portland St. Dartmouth, on Friday, May 8, at 11 a.m. The reception will follow in the church hall immediately after the service. Private interment to follow after the reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
STEVENSON, Daisy Mae
It is with great sadness that the family of Daisy Stevenson announces her passing in Oromocto Public Hospital on Monday, May 4, 2009, at the age of 89. She leaves to mourn her husband, Lloyd of Swan Creek, N.B.; her son, Richard (Patricia) Stevenson of Riverview, N.B., and several other relatives and friends. Daisy was predeceased by her parents, Robert Hubley and Ada McDonald and her daughter, Dianne Frigon. Daisy enjoyed sewing and hand crocheting bedspreads for her family and was retired from 30 years of service at Woolworth. Visitation will be held in Oromocto Funeral Home, 108 Winnebago St., on Friday, May 8, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, May 9, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Bob McDowell officiating. For those who wish, donations in Daisy's name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (357-5100).
GRANTHAM, Patricia Rita "Pat"
47, Kingston, passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 2, 2009, surrounded by her friends. Born in Tiengen, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Maria (Rauer) Hauptmeyer. Pat not only was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 98 Kingston but was a dedicated employee. The Legion was a tremendous part of her life. She is survived by her daughters, Sandra (Wade) Redl, Saskatoon, Sask.; Catherine Grantham (Shea Sealey-Nelson), Victoria, B.C. and brother, Harry (Petra) Hauptmeyer, Germany. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Doreen; brother, Peter and her companion and best friend, Archie Gaudet. A legion tribute will be held 2 p.m. Friday, May 8, in Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 98 Kingston with a reception to follow. Donations in memory may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Kingston Branch No. 98 Memorial Fund or Poppy Fund.
CLARK, Dr. George Howard Ph.D
79, Windsor, Ont., died peacefully on February 18, 2009, in Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital with his niece, Helen, by his side. He was a graduate of the Agricultural College, Truro; McDonald College, Montreal and received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. After graduation he was employed at Harrow Research, Ontario. He was the son of the late David and Mary (Adamson) Clark, Central West River. He was the dear brother of sisters, Lena (Steve) Stevens of Toronto; Mae Wray of Niagara Falls and Olive Clark of Halifax. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, and friends. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held in Durham Cemetery on May 6, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Barbara Fotheringham officiating.