KAULBACK, Althea Maude
97, Halifax, formerly of Truro, passed away in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, Unit 8.2 on Sunday, May 3, 2009. Born in Middleton, she was a daughter of the late Percy and Lucy (Marshall) Saunders. Althea (known by family and friends as "Pete") was a former member of First Baptist Church, Truro and, at the time of her death, a member of Bedford Baptist Church. As a young woman she was an employee of Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Company in Windsor where she met her husband, Franklyn. She was a 78-year member of Leila Rebekah Lodge No. 59. Althea is survived by son, William (Geannie), Truro; daughter, Marilyn (Bob) Watson, Bedford; grandchildren, Peter (Ruphina) Kaulback, Kentville; Christie (Paul) Kaulback, Truro; Sarah Watson, Bedford; great-grandchildren, Christina Marie, Malcolm Peter, Margaret Elizabeth ("Peggy") and Gerald Franklyn Kaulback, Kentville; sisters-in-law, Gertrude Kurdziel, Viola Saunders and Althea Saunders as well as seven nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Franklyn; brothers, Dan, Melbourne, Lindstol, Ben, Bob, Albert and Cyril and by her sister, Evangeline (Tib) Bates. Our family is deeply grateful to our dear friend, Otto Mann, who was also Mom's family physician, for his many years of kindness and advice. We also wish to thank all the wonderful doctors, nurses, social workers and palliative care staff in the Halifax Infirmary Emergency Department and on Unit 8.2 for a their compassionate care over the past week. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5 in Cruikshank's Funeral Home, 2032 Robie St., Halifax from where the funeral will take place on Wednesday, May 6 at 1 p.m., Rev. Dr. Ida Armstrong-Whitehouse officiating. Reception will follow at the funeral home. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor. Family flowers only please. Donations may be made to Bedford Baptist Church, Unit 8.2 the Halifax Infirmary, QEII or to a charity of your choice.
LEGGE, John F.
90, of Liverpool, Queens Co., passed away peacefully in Veteran's Unit of Fisherman's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg on April 26, 2009. Born in Milton, Queens Co., he was a son of the late Frank and Winnifred (Emeno) Legge. John was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the British Navy. Following the war he worked with STENPRO, Liverpool where he became machine shop foreman. He later was a part owner of Shelburne Shipyards. John was a member of Mersey Branch No. 38, Royal Canadian Legion, Liverpool; past master of Prince of Wales Lodge No. 29, A.F. & A.M. and Royal Arch No. 6, Liverpool. He was also past grand master of Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia. He is survived by his daughter, Carol (William) Dancer of Victoria, B.C.; his son, John (Frances) of Toronto, Ont.; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Catherine (Mooney) and an infant sister Dorothy. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool. A graveside memorial service along with a Masonic memorial service will be held Thursday, May 7, at 10:30 a.m. in Milton Community Cemetery. Rev. Jennifer Garbin officiating, followed by a reception in Milton Christian Church; Disciples of Christ at 11 a.m. No flowers by request, donations may be made to the SPCA Queens County Branch.
ROY (Beaton), Loretta Grace
It is with great sadness the family of Loretta Grace (Beaton) Roy, age 75 of Amherst, announce her passing on Friday, May 1, 2009, in Moncton Hospital. Born in Londonderry, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Laura Eagles. Loretta was a stay at home mom and foster mom until her employment as a Telephone Operator in Northport (Cumberland Rural Telephone Services) and was one of the last to hold this type of position. After moving from Lorneville to Amherst, she became an active member of the Lioness and participated in a mixed dart league at the Sgt. Mess. During this time she also worked at "A Touch of Country" on Victoria Street. She was a lifelong lover of a variety of music and was well known for always having a tune on her lips and a polka in her feet. Loretta is survived by her loving husband, Norman, and was a devoted mother to her children, Terry (Patricia) Beaton of Joggins; Debra (Rocky) Ripley of Warren; Guy (Bonnie) Beaton of Baie Verte, N.B., and Ardie (Tony) Eaton of Warren. She is also survived by stepchildren, Larry (Jeanette) Roy of Brookdale and Julia (David) Davidson of Beaverbank, as well as siblings, Peg Turner and Stewart Eagles, both of Truro; 14 grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Loretta was predeceased by her first husband, Russell Beaton and seven brothers and sisters. Visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst. (667-9906). Funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Amherst Wesleyan Church in Amherst with Rev. Raymond Fancy officiating. Donations in Loretta's memory may be made to Maggie's Place or the charity of your choice. Interment will take place in St. Charles - Nativity Cemetery in Amherst.
60, Port Maitland, passed away May 1, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Yarmouth, he was a son of Mildred M. (Maillet) and the late Edward E. Ellis. He is survived by wife, Jo-Ann Ellis; sons, Edward E., Wilfred J., Fabian T.; brothers, Edward B., James J.; sisters, Patricia J. Street, Sherry M. Rutledge, Nathalie M. Ellis; grandchildren, Jessica Burill, Caitlyn Atkinson, Emma-Lee Stephens, Marlena Jane Ellis, Trevor Ellis, Dustin Dunn and Collin Nickerson. He was predeceased by son, Trevor N. Ellis. Arrangements entrusted to Meteghan Funeral Home. No funeral service will be held by request. A gathering will be held at 140 Richmond Rd., Tuesday, May 5 from 4-8 p.m.
MacMULLIN, George Francis
Died May 1, 2009. George was a son of the late John and Stella (Dixon) MacMullin. Survived by children, Joanne (Ward) Evans, Pat, Michael; sisters, Sr. Mary Roderick, Theresa, Betty, Joan; brothers, Gregory, Ralph, Michael; nine grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Dawson, Joseph. Predeceased by wife, Joan (Ferguson) MacMullin; sisters, Margaret, Sadie; brothers, Pat, Roderick, John, Peter, Daniel. Visitation today 2-4, 7-9 p.m., with funeral mass 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, both in Stella Maris Church, Louisbourg. Interment to follow in church cemetery, Clarks Road.
BOND, Agatha Sophie
79, Larry's River, Guysborough Co., died Saturday, May 2, 2009, at home. Born in Larry's River, she was a daughter of the late Leo James and Stella Marie (Pettipas) Bond. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a member of St. Peter's Parish, Larry's River. Agatha enjoyed playing bingo, knitting socks and making quilts. She is survived by brother-in-law, Wallace Pellerin, Larry's River; nieces, Patsy Pellerin, Marion Brow, Rose MacLaughlin, Cathy Hart; nephews, Leo Pellerin, Leo Halloran, Jimmy Halloran, Gerard Halloran. She was predeceased by sisters, Bertha Halloran, Elizabeth Halloran, Barbara Pellerin; brother, William Howard Bond. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Communities Along the Bay Multi-Use Facility, Brad Pellerin Room, Larry's River. Mass of Christian burial will be offered Wednesday at 3 p.m. with Father Jonathan Nweke officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Brad Pellerin Room, Guysborough Memorial Hospital, St. Peter's Parish Cemetery Fund or a charity of choice. The family would like to extend their thanks to the Home Care Nursing Staff who were so faithful in coming to Agatha's home on a regular basis for special care. Funeral arrangements are under the dignified and compassionate care of the G. W. Giffin Funeral Home, 17545 Highway 316, Country Harbour.
ATWELL, Betty Pauline
70, Ardoise, Hants Co., passed away Saturday, May 2, 2009, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Owen and Viola (Shubley) Bowie. Betty enjoyed spending time caring for her family, looking after her home, watching wildlife and going for drives. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Terry G. Atwell; daughter, Connie (Joseph) LeBrun, Halifax; son, Wayne (Susan), Sackville; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brothers, Mick Bowie, Windsor, and Gerald Bowie, Ontario. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Ltd., 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317), where the family will receive visitors from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 5. Funeral service will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, in Lohnes - DeMont Funeral Service Chapel, Rev. Jeffrey G. White officiating. Interment will be held in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor. Donations in memory of Betty may be made to a charity of one's choice.
56, of Lower Sackville, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 24, 2009. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Madelane (Yogis) as well as siblings, Ernie Chiasson, Sackville; John (Elizabeth) Chiasson, Hammonds Plains; Louise Chiasson, Sackville; Shirley McCarthy, Hammonds Plains; Henry (Brenda) Chiasson, Cole Harbour; Beatrice Bonin, Hammonds Plains; Linda (Paul) Pottie, Sackville; Rose (Mike) Rogers, Wolfville; Paul (Sharon) Chiasson, Halifax; Peter (Charlene) Chiasson, Hammonds Plains; Albert (Cathy) Chiasson, Hubbards; his godsons, Graham Stark and Jamie Chiasson; his honorary and natural nieces and nephews and many grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Louis and Kathleen Jane (Zong) Chiasson; brothers, Raymond and Joseph; sister, Mary. Louis earned his FIIC and worked as an insurance adjuster; he retired from ING Canada in 2005. He was a member of Ashburn Golf Club and the Honorable Order of the Blue Goose International. Louis and Madelane will be forever grateful to their families, close friends and neighbours, the wonderful nurses from Powers Home Care, the VON and the Palliative Care Team for the errands done, the driveway cleared, food, gifts, phone calls, e-mails and their support and encouragement throughout these last two years. We are especially thankful for all the help that permitted Madelane to remain at home with Louis during these last difficult weeks. Special thanks to doctors, Mary Davis, Rob Hart and Craig Hurst for their excellent care and for restoring our faith in the medical profession. Donations in Louis' memory may be made to Cobequid Community Health Centre Foundation. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., where visitation will take place Tuesday, May 26, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass to be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, in St. John Vianney Church, Lower Sackville, Father Zachary Romanowsky officiating.
The death of Mary Henwood occurred in her 103rd year in the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst, surrounded by her family. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Annie (Henwood) Quinn. Mary was a loving and dedicated mother and wife who enjoyed having her family around her and preparing many tasty treats for their pleasure. Mary took pride in her needle work, in particular her quilts. For many years she enjoyed camping and being out of doors, especially to fish for brook trout - this love of nature she passed on to many generation to follow her. She belonged to St. Alban's Anglican Church in River Hebert where she was a member of the Choir, Guild and ACW for over 60 years. She was a life member of the Mayflower Rebekah Lodge #21 of Joggins for more than 40 years, joining in 1940 and of which she was Past Noble Grand. She lived in River Hebert all of her adult life before moving to the Centennial Villa, Amherst in 1999. She will be sadly missed by daughters, Beth Pugsley, River Hebert, and Barbara Belliveau, Shelburne; son, Karl Wolfe, Dartmouth; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and seven great great-grandchildren; sister, Rozie Chatfield, Springhill. Predeceased by two husbands, Herman Wolfe in 1962, and Calvin Henwood in 1994; son, Worrell; two grandchildren; one great- grandchild; sisters, Violet, Grace, Sadie, Isabel, Lila, and brothers, William, Alfred, John and Frank. Mary's remains have been entrusted into the care of the Furlong Jones Funeral Home, River Hebert (902-251-2877). Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 5, at 2 p.m. in St. Alban's Anglican Church, River Hebert, Rev. Marilyn Haugen - Strand officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial in the River Hebert Cemetery. Donations to St. Alban's Anglican Church or a charity of the donor's choice gratefully appreciated. Mary's family are grateful for the wonderful care provided to Mary by the staff of the Centennial Villa and the emergency department of CRHCC.
LESLIE, Lloyd "Jack"
Born June 12, 1931, in Glace Bay, passed away on May 2, 2009, in Annapolis Royal. Early in his life as a teenager, he worked on the steam trains at the Glace Bay rail yard, a job he reminisced about frequently later in life. For over 20 years he was a firefighter in the Glace Bay Fire Department and was Chief of the Department for several years in the early 1970s, before moving his family to British Columbia where he purchased an apple orchard in the Okanagan Valley. After operating this small orchard for a time, the call of the province he loved drew him back to Nova Scotia where he settled with his family in the Upper Clements area of the Annapolis Valley. Here, he was a businessman and woodworker who was known for his exquisite cabinetry and oak clocks. Forever inventive, he was always formulating new ideas. He was also a fine carpenter, having built, almost single-handedly, three of his own family's dwellings during his life. This included his last house in Upper Clements, which became his true and lasting home. Music was very important in his life and it was a rare visit indeed when Bach or Mozart wasn't playing in the background. He also had an abiding love of all things natural especially the songbirds at his feeders. He was a talented, gentle man who loved his family above all else. Jack is survived by his wife Jean Leslie of Upper Clements; his children, Daniel of Grand River; Beverly and Scott of Annapolis Royal; his granddaughter, Lindsay of Halifax; his grandsons, Jacob of Annapolis Royal, and Scott and Adam of Grand River; his great-grandson, Luka of Halifax; as well as the rest of his family and friends. His was predeceased by his first wife, Lona Leslie (1990), and his daughter, Constance Leslie (2006). Visitation will be held today from 7-9 p.m. in Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal with the funeral service to take place Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.
DOWE, Alice Kathleen "Kay"
91, Halifax, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, May 1, 2009, in Maplestone. Born in Boutiliers Point, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Elsie (Snair) Boutilier. Affectionately known as Kay, she was an avid accordion and mouth organ player, a hobby she was known for by many. She enjoyed baking and cooking, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her beloved daughter. Kay was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She will be lovingly remembered and never forgotten by her daughter, Elizabeth "Liz" (George Williams) Dowe; granddaughter, Shelley; close family friend, Margaret Zwicker, all of Halifax. She was predeceased by her husband, Roland; sisters, Mable Romo and Elsie Boutilier; brothers, Ralph, Robert, Franklin, Tracey and Noah Boutilier. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of Maplestone for their love, care and support of Kay during her time with them. Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield (477-5601), where visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 5 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 6 at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with burial to follow in Fairview Lawn Cemetery.
NEUMAN, Reuben Daniel
70, of Lake Echo, formerly of Pembroke, Ont., passed away peacefully at home, Friday, May 1, 2009. He is survived by his loving wife and soul mate, Ann Marie (Smeltzer); sons, Wayne (Mag), Singapore; Mike (Leslie), Victoria, B.C.; daughters, Debbie (Jim), Barrie, Ont., and Kim (Tony), Timberlea; eight grandchildren and one great- granddaughter. Also survived by his mother, Nelda; brother, Larry (Hilde); sisters, Janet (Ron) and Gail (Robert), all of Kitchener, Ont. He was predeceased by father, Daniel; sisters, Violet and Darlene; brother, Dennis. Reuben served 27 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, the majority of the time as a Naval Clearance Diver (CD-EOD). He loved his profession and deeply loved his family. Reuben was awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship by the Lake Echo Lions Club in 2008. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth on Wednesday, May 6 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A church service will be held Thursday, May 7 at 11 a.m. in St. Augustine's Anglican Church, Ponderosa Drive, Lake Echo. Burial at sea is planned for a later date. Special thanks for the excellent care provided by VON nurses and caregivers, and to Palliative Care, Capital Health. Donations in Reuben's name may be made to a charity of your choice.
LANDRY, Ralph Joseph
85, Arichat, formerly of Petit De Grat, passed away at his residence in St. Anne's Community & Nursing Care Centre in Arichat on May 2, 2009. Born in Petit De Grat, he was a son of the late Ernest and Lilly (Boudreau) Landry. Ralph enlisted in the R.C.E. No. 6 District Depot, Halifax, March 23, 1943. He trained at Yarmouth, N.S. and Petawawa, Ont. He landed in Normandy on D Day. He served in Canada, England, Holland, France, Belgium, and Germany. He received the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, 1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star Dec. 45 and 1939-45 War Medal. He is survived by his daughters, Evelyn Jean Higgins, Halifax, Gail Sampson (Kirk) D'Escousse; sons, Glen (Lorena) Janvrin's Island, Barry (Wendy) Petit De Grat; sister, Emma Babin (Alex), D'Escousse; 10 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Mary Lillian George; brother, Jerome; sister, Genieve. Visitation will be held in C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home in Arichat on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.. Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate the life of Ralph will be held on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in St. Joseph's Church in Petit De Grat, with Rev. Duaine Devereaux officiating. Burial to follow in the Star of the Sea Cemetery in Petit de Grat. Memorial donations can be made to the Veteran's Comfort Fund. or the ALS Society of Nova Scotia.