McCALLUM, Cale Duncan
Born October 4, 1980, in Hanover, Ont., died April 30, 2009, in London, Ont. at the age of 28. Canadian Forces "army brat", graduate of University of Waterloo, student at Fanshawe College in London. He was the beloved son of Denyse Contrasty and John McCallum, Eastern Passage; brother of Carly and Blaise (St. Laurent), Wellington, New Zealand and Jesse, Kingston, Ont.; cherished grandson of Duncan McCallum and Pauline Contrasty. Donations may be made to The Salvation Army Centre of Hope, 281 Wellington St., London, Ont. N6B 2L4, your local Canadian Mental Health Association or charity of your choice. It is with heavy hearts and many tears that we lay you to rest with Grandma, Aunt Jeannie and Auntie Kate. May you find in eternity the serenity you sought in this world.
SCALLION, Edward Gordon "Ted"
With sadness we announce the passing of our brother, Ted, on April 29, 2009, after a short but valiant struggle against cancer. The second son of Gertrude and Thomas Scallion, Ted was born in Halifax and spent his early years living locally, working and establishing his young family. In 1990, they migrated to British Columbia where they loved life on the west coast. Ted is survived by wife, Kathy; sons, Andrew (Melanie) and Thomas (Nicole), and three very young grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers, Gerald (Lena), Paul (Janet) and David, (Gloria) as well as sisters, Eva (Eric), Barbara (Bob) and Nancy (Bobby). Funeral will take place in Surrey, B.C. Ted was just 64 years of age.
BOUDREAU, Edwina Mary
63. It is with sad hearts that we the family of Edwina have to announce the passing of a beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and sister-in-law, who passed away peacefully and quietly at home in Arichat on May 1, 2009. Born on December 24, 1945 in Petit De Grat, she was a daughter of the late Jeantie and Felicite (Samson) Boudreau. Edwina left a lasting impression on all of those who knew her kindness, compassionate ear, sense of calm, and reassuring smile. She enjoyed her friends company at the Bingo, playing cards especially Pay Me at the campground. She was also quite artistic with a piece of material or wood while listening to her favorite country music singers. Baking (especially with chocolate) was also one of her favorite pastimes and could be frequently seen in the kitchen at Jeantie's Mini Mart in Arichat where Edwina was the manager for 17 years. She was also a former employee of Booth Fisheries and Richmond Fisheries as their Payroll Clerk for many years. Edwina was the first President of the Isle Madame Voluntary Fire Department Ladies Auxillary in Arichat and called more than one game of Bingo at Our Lady of Assumption Church Hall in Arichat. She was well respected and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She will be deeply missed by her spouse, Victor David, Arichat; her son, Evan Richard, Bedford; daughter, Joy (Nick McEntee) of Ontario; her beautiful angels that she loved and adored, grandchildren, Felicia and Halle McEntee; brother, Venard Boudreau (Mary); sister, Leah Bond (Armond), both of Petit De Grat; sisters-in-law, Freda Boudreau, Petit De Grat, and Carol Shanahan (Frank), British Columbia; mother-in-law, Blandine David, Petit De Grat; brothers-in-law, Gary David (Mary Ann), Kenneth David, both of Petit De Grat; George Boudreau, Halifax. She was predeceased by her brother, Alzear Boudreau; sisters, Zita and Clarisse Samson, as well as a brother-in-law, Sylvester Samson. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held in C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat on Friday, May 8, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Edwina's life will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. May 9, in Our Lady of Assumption Church, Arichat with Rev. Duaine Devereaux officiating. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Edwina will be buried in the Star of the Sea Cemetery in Petit De Grat with her mother at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the Strait Richmond Palliative Care Society.
HOLLOHAN, Thomas G. "Appleman"
Died May 3, 2009. A son of the late William and Johanna Hollohan. Survived by wife, Anne (Haddad); sisters, Madeline, Margaret; brothers, Don, Ted; many nieces, nephews. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 128, Whitney Pier and a veteran of the Second World War. Predeceased by brothers, Paul, Jim, Richard; sisters, Mary, Elizabeth (Sister Terence Marie, CND). Visitation today 7-9 p.m., Thursday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass Friday, 10 a.m., St. Joseph's Church, interment in Resurrection Cemetery.
BENNETT, Mildred Catherine
91, of Dartmouth, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Heart's Delight, N.L., she was a daughter of Elizabeth (Hillier) and Gilbert Crocker. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She married her husband, James during the Second World War in St. John's, N.L. They settled in Nova Scotia after the war. She was a long-time member of Anglican Church Women of Christ Church, Dartmouth. She was an excellent seamstress and was well-known for her hand embroidered items. She was a keen crib player, an avid bowler, and loved to cook for her family. Although she lived most of her adult life in Nova Scotia, she was always a proud Newfoundlander. She is survived by her daughters, Sharon (Peter) Doull; Janice (Terry) Mumford, both of Dartmouth, and son, Barry (Carol Ann) of Waverley. She is survived by five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents; husband, James; sisters, Gracelene, Hilda, Clara and Marion and brother, Loyal. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 7, from 5-7 p.m. in Christ Church, Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth. Memorial service will be held in Christ Church on Friday, May 8, at 10 a.m., Bishop Hatton officiating. Private burial will be held in Atlantic Memorial Gardens, Main Street, Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Christ Church Food Bank or The Salvation Army. She will be dearly missed by her family.
LAWLOR (Coughlan), Bette
Passed away in Ottawa, Ont., on Sunday, May 3, 2009, at the age of 81. She was the beloved wife the late Gregory Lawlor; dear mother of Janet, Joanne (David Riopelle) and John Lawlor (Theresa); loving grandmother of John (Pam), Mark (Shannon) and Nicholas Fry (Lisa), Matthew and Michael Riopelle; great-grandmother of Jack, Isaac and Aidan Fry; dear sister of Don Coughlan (Carol). Fondly remembered by her godchildren, Michael Ward and Barbara Pattman, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by cherished daughter, Judy (Chris Fry) and by four siblings. Friends may pay respects at the Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, Saint John, N.B., Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral to be held Friday in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception for a Mass of Christian Funeral at 12.05 p.m. Interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia would be appreciated.
WALKER, Daniel J.
Died May 1, 2009. He was a son of the late John P. and Mary Ann (MacDougall) Walker. He is survived by sisters, Mary Jesty, Margaret Walker; nephews, Tom (Traci) and their children, Madeleine and Liam; Kevin, Dave (Susan) and their children, Sarah and Alyson. Predeceased by brother-in-law, Cameron Jesty; older brother, Peter and a brother in infancy. Funeral mass was celebrated in Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday, May 5. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, or charity of choice.
SCHOFIELD, Sgt. Shane Anthony
Of Wawanesa, Man., beloved husband of Rene, passed away suddenly on April 29, 2009, at the age of 28 years. Shane was born on June 19, 1980, in Sackville. He attended high school at Millwood High School where he was well-known for his great sense of humor and big heart. Shane loved playing on the school hockey team and his dressing room name was "Juke Box", reflecting his passion for music. After high school, Shane joined the Military and served with the Second Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, based in C.F.B. Shilo, Man. He gallantly served four tours of duty, one in Bosnia and three in Afghanistan. Shane was a devoted husband and father and he loved spending time at home with his family. He also enjoyed playing recreational hockey with the Wawanesa Jets in his spare time. Shane is survived by his wife, Rene; sons, Teegan and Layne; parents, Charlton and Cathy Schofield; brother, Brett Schofield; Rene's parents, Darrell and Denise Boughton and brother-in-law, Ryan (Lisa) and their son, Caleb. The Funeral Service will be held in the Faith Baptist Church, 299 Stokil Dr., Lower Sackville, on Wednesday, May 13, at 11 a.m. with Padre Darren Persaud officiating. Interment will follow in Oakridge Memory Gardens in Lower Sackville. Donations in memory of Shane may be made to "Rene Schofield in Trust of Teegan and Layne Education Fund," c/o RBC Royal Bank, Box 146, Wawanesa, MB, R0K 2G0. Arrangements are in the care of Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, Brandon, Man., (204) 727-0694.
RODGERS (Walther), Lillian Gertrude
88, of Halifax. Lillian passed away April 29, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII, after a long battle with cancer. Born August 16, 1920, in Freeport, Long Island, Digby Neck, she was the eldest of three daughters of Curtis and Nora Higgins. Growing up and attending school in Freeport, Lillian later graduated from Mario's School of Hair Dressing in Halifax. She owned and operated beauty salons in Liverpool, Yarmouth, Wolfville and Halifax. Lillian eventually received a Master of Hairdressing from the Nova Scotia Hairdressing Association in Truro. She served as President and on the board of examiners for the Association and taught Hairdressing at the Halifax Vocational School until retiring at age 71. Lillian was an ardent curler both on the South Shore and in Halifax. She was also an active member of St. Gregory's Church in Liverpool where she was secretary and president of the Catholic Women's Association. Lillian started "The Holy Angels" for the youth at St. Gregory's in Liverpool, in the 1950s and was very proud of this accomplishment. In the 1950s Lillian was very active in Brownies and Girl Guides and was Girl Guide Commissioner of Nova Scotia for many years. Politics was also a passion, being both President and Secretary of the Halifax Atlantic Progressive Conservative Women's Association. Receiving a Lifetime Membership to the Association in 1992. Lillian's last years were spent with her friend and companion the late "Kernel" Ernie Edwards. She was always a thoughtful, intelligent, good humored and generous woman with a positive outlook on life. She is survived by a host of friends who she loved and who loved her very much. Lillian was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by daughter, Linda Jackson of Summerville; grandson, Jamie Jackson and granddaughters, Krista Jackson, Nathania Rodgers, Natalie Rodgers, and Natasha Rodgers of Halifax; great-grandchildren, Sam and Jessie, Holly and Ben, Kyle and Sky. Her sisters, "Mick" Higgins and Nancy Higgins of Montreal. Lillian was predeceased by her daughter, Kathy Milburn and son, John Rodgers; brothers, Andrew, Melvin, Sherman, and Milne. Lillian was also predeceased by her first husband, Norbert Walther and second husband, Gerald Rodgers. Lillian also loved all her extended family, The Edwards: David, Judith and Gordon, Roseanne and Roger, Murray and Dianne, Gary and Jennifer, Sylvia and Michael; dear friends, Ellen and Bill Frank. Many thanks to this wonderful family for all their love and support. Many thanks to all the staff at the VG Site, QEII, Floor 5a for all their great care and kindness. Funeral will be celebrated on May 8, 11 a.m. in St. Gregory's Catholic Church in Liverpool. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
DeWOLFE, Wilfred "Alan"
He lost his battle with cancer, Sunday, May 3, 2009. He passed away at home surrounded by loved ones. He leaves behind his wife, Doreen and daughters, Cynthia and Alisha; sons, Harvey, Steven and Anthony; five grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Wilfred and Delores DeWolfe and brother, Robert. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 7, at 1 p.m. in Trinity Anglican Church, 321 Main Ave., Fairview. Donations in memory of Alan may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
DORRINGTON, Kathleen Elizabeth
88, of Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2009, in the manor. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late Marshall and Blanche (Radcliffe) Bowles. Kathleen was a resident of New Glasgow most of her life. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by son, Jackie, New Glasgow; daughter, Deborah Babulal, Toronto, Ont.; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles; sons, David George and Paul; brother, Ronald William Bowles; half- brothers, Franklin Raymond Paris, David Paris Jr., Leonard Edward Paris and Wilbur Ernest Paris; half-sister, Eveline Estella Paris. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday in H.W. Angus Funeral Home with Rev. Morley Shaw officiating. Burial will be in Lorne Street Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. No flowers by request. Donations in memory of Kathleen may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
REID, Robert Roy "Bob"
79, Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home, and formerly of Yarmouth, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2009. Born in Yarmouth on September 23, 1929, Bob was a son of William and Charlotte (Levy) Reid. He lived most of his life in Yarmouth until his illness in 2003, when he went to Port Hawkesbury to be near his family. Bob worked most of his adult life in Yarmouth in the grocery business beginning at the Yarmouth Royal Store and after more than 30 years with Sobeys, retired in 1989 as manager. Bob cherished whatever car he owned, his firefighting and golfing buddies and the family pets. In 2004, he was honored in Yarmouth for having served 50 years as a Volunteer Firefighter; he was a former Captain of St. George's No. 1 Fire Company and President of the Yarmouth Fire Department. For many years Bob was instrumental in the St. George Fire Company Children's Christmas Party. He was a member of the Yarmouth Golf and Country Club. He was predeceased in 1995 by his wife of 40 years, Joan (Martin); sisters, Clarice Penny and Dorothy Stimpson. He is survived by his only daughter, Lynn and her husband, Cyril Gillis and his pride and joy, his grandchildren, Brock (Sarah MacDonald) and Lauren, all of Port Hawkesbury; sisters, Isabelle (Ralph) Crosby, Port Colbourne, Ont., Catherine (Harry) Foley, Rexdale, Ont., sister-in-law, Anne Brown, Yarmouth; brother-in-law, Ted Stimpson, Saskatoon, and numerous nieces and nephews. His family would like to thank the caring staff of the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home where Bob has resided for the past six years. Visitation will be held in Sweeny's Funeral Home, 567 Main St., Yarmouth, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Thursday, May 7, with funeral services in Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 8 with Rev. Leslie Robinson officiating. Burial to follow in Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Bob's memory to The Firefighters' Museum of Nova Scotia, 451 Main St., Yarmouth, B5A 1G9 or the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home, 2 MacQuarrie Dr., Ext., Port Hawkesbury, B9A 3A2. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury and the direction of Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth.
KEEFE, Raymond Augustus "Ray"
83, passed away May 4, 2009, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII. Born in Coley's Point, N.L., to the late Gus and Ethel (Rose) Keefe and later of St. John's, N.L., Ray moved to Dartmouth with his family in 1968. Ray was a Sergeant in the RAF during the Second World War acting as Wireless Operator and Air Gunner on B-52s and was released from active duty on April 28, 1946. His working career led him to the position of Regional Manager for Superior Propane which saw a move to Moncton, N.B., for five years until his retirement in 1989, when he returned to Dartmouth. Ray was a member of the Dartmouth Curling Club and also enjoyed bowling and lawn bowling. A man to whom family meant everything, left to mourn are his loving wife of 59 years, Dorothy (Dewling); daughter, Lynn Gracewood, Pictou; son, Greg Keefe and wife, Theresa; daughter, Donna Gaudet, all of Dartmouth; grandchildren, Fred Gracewood, Dr. Lorri Beatty (Shawn), John Gaudet (Ashley Beckwith), Jason Keefe (Amanda Waldic), Amanda Gaudet (Graham Clements); great-grandchildren, Miguel Rodgers, Kylie Clements and Hunter Raymond Keefe; sisters, Jeanette Keefe, Brampton; Gwen Miles, St. John's, N.L. and Elsa Batten (Roy) Edmonton, Alta. He was predeceased by sisters, Ada Fontain (Jim), Mary Dawe (Bill), Rene Havaaldsen (Nels), Marina Dawe (Mackie), Edith Ryan (Bill); brothers, Irving Keefe (Phyllis), and Calvin Keefe (Edna); a sister and brother in infancy. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Memorial Gardens, 767 Main St., Dartmouth. There will be a memorial service on Thursday, May 7, under the guidance of Rev. Catherine Bourbonnier, with a reception following. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in Ray's memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice.