ROACHE, John Clifford
80, Halifax, passed away suddenly at home on May 4, 2009. Born on June 2, 1928, in Halifax, he was a son of the late Walter and Mary (Slaunwhite) Roache. He was a dedicated worker for City Field, where he was responsible for garbage collection and snow removal; Farmers Dairy delivering milk, and Metro Transit. John is survived by his children, Mary Marriott (Russell Dalrymple) and their children, Corey Marriott (Angela), Kimberley and Jeffrey Dalrymple; Pam Corbett (Raymond) and their children, Melissa and Crystal Elliott, Paul and Jennifer Corbett; Robert Roache (Marie) and their children, Annemarie Brightman (Timothy) and Jackie Roache; John Roache (Bev); nine great-grandchildren, with another on the way in July; his brother, Warren "Rusty" (Janet Hall), Chester; and sisters, Mary Rickman, Nevada and Marilyn Buckoski, Eastern Passage. John was predeceased by his wife, Blanche (Baker); his parents, brothers, Walter, James "Tex", and Thomas; sister, Sheila. Resting in J.A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax, N.S. (477.5601), where visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 7, at 10 a.m. from Walker Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Patricia Malin as clergy. Interment will take place in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family would appreciate remembrances to Canadian Cancer Society.
MacDONALD, Mary C.
Of Washabuck, died Tuesday, May 5, 2009, in Alderwood Rest Home. She was a daughter of the late Angus and Sarah (MacNeil) MacDonald. She was born on March 29, 1917. Cremation has already taken place. There will be a graveside service in Washabuck on Saturday, May 9th, at 1 p.m. with prayers by parish priest, Father Paul Abbass, with funeral direction by MacAskill's Funeral Home. Donations may be made to Holy Rosary Cemetery Fund or any charity of your choice.
COSMAN, Violet Melissa
88, passed away Monday, May 4, 2009, in Tideview Terrace Nursing Home, Digby. Born in 1920, in Weymouth North, she was a daughter of the late William and Flossie (Brown) Nesbit. Violet was a member of Riverside Baptist Church, Weymouth North. She was a member of the Weymouth Historical Society and Weymouth Art Group. Over the years, she enjoyed the horses, snowmobiling and especially painting pictures for family and friends. She is survived by sons, Arnold, Weymouth; Michael, St. John, N.B.; daughter, Joy (Robert) Jeffrey, Digby; grandsons, Fenwick, St. John, N.B.; Adam (Kitren), Smith's Cove and Philip Jeffrey, Digby; sister, Nellie Theriault, Weymouth North; brothers, Charles, Weymouth North; and Stanley, Digby. She was predeceased by husband, Clyde; sisters, Earnestine Cosman, Dorothy Brehaut, Mildred (Patsy) Pyne, and Kathleen Mullen; brothers, Theodore, Kenneth, Victor and Jack Nesbit. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in Weymouth Church of Christ. Interment in Weymouth Church of Christ Cemetery, Mr. Craig Glavin will officiate. There will be no visitation. Family flowers only. Donations in Violet's memory may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
BEAZLEY, Phyllis Yvonne
79, of Eastern Passage, died May 4, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Grover and Alice (Weatherbee) Deyarmond. She trained as a nurse at the Nova Scotia Hospital, was President of Eastern Shore Liberal Association, Census Commissioner, worked on the Residential Tenancies Board, was a lifetime member of the Ladies Church Guild of St. Peter's Anglican Church, and was a lifetime member of the Liberal Party of Canada. She was a business partner with her husband for over 40 years, with Leo J. Beazley 1996 Ltd., and loved her ball team, the Toronto Blue Jays. She enjoyed many hours with her friend Helen Mosher, making ceramics. Surviving are daughter, Brenda Beazley-Dewolfe; sons, Stephen Leo (Yvonne) and Lee Maurice (Colleen), both of Eastern Passage; brothers, Lyndon (Audrey) Deyarmond, Kitchener, Ont.; grandchildren, Mark, Matthew, Jacob, Meggie, Luke, Tyler, Mitch, Savannah, Jay; three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, Leo J. Beazley "Buddy"; son, Robin Anthony; daughter, Hilea; brothers, Pearley, Frances Alexander. She loved and supported her children and grandchildren in their endeavors. Both her and her husband, Buddy were active and community minded. Thanks to the nurses and staff of 3 East Dartmouth General Palliative Care and friends and family. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday in St. Peter's Anglican Church, Rev. John Ferguson officiating. Burial in St. Peter's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Peter's Anglican Church, Eastern Passage or Canadian Diabetes Association.
TOWNSEND (Ross), Hazel Levenia
80, 13 Bateman Rd., North East Point, Shelburne Co., passed away Monday, May 4, 2009, in Roseway Hospital, Shelburne. Born on October 27, 1928, in Stoney Island, Hazel was the eldest daughter of the late Mitchell and Mina (Atkinson) Ross. Survived by her husband of 64 years, Clifford; granddaughters, Angela (David) Fry, Vicky (Bernard) Belliveau; daughter-in-law, Joanne Townsend, all are left with wonderful memories of Hazel. Also surviving are brothers, Harold, David, Buddy, Richard; sisters, Helen (Newton) Nickerson, Elaine (Jack) Snow, Katheryn (Carroll) Swaine. They have lost a wonderful sister. She is also survived by grandchildren, Jonathan (Diana) Fry, Richard (Alice) Fry, Alex Goodwin, Nicole Goodwin, Terri Belliveau. Predeceased by only son, Terrance Townsend. Hazel's earthly body has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date when all the family will celebrate her life with us. Memorial donations may be made to the Rosalin Nickerson Care Fund. What we have had, we can never lose. All we love deeply becomes part of us. Many thanks to special nieces and friends, Jackie O'Toole, the VON, Dr. Yee, nurses and staff of Roseway Hospital for helping us get through this difficult time. Arrangements have been entrusted to H. Huskilson's Funeral Service (1991) Ltd., Barrington.
FORDHAM, Arthur George Henry QC
72, of Halifax, passed away May 4, 2009, in Halifax. Arthur is survived by his wife of 45 years, Patricia. Arthur was until the time of his death the Assistant Clerk of the House of Assembly Nova Scotia. Funeral arrangements are under the directoin of J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax and will be announced at a later date.
ROUSE, Allan Herbert Sr.
75, Big Marsh Road, Inverness Co., died Monday, May 4, 2009, in Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck. Born in Upper River Denys, he was a son of the late Harry and Kathleen (Large) Rouse. He was retired from the Department of Transportation, where he was a construction foreman and in his earlier years Allan worked with the Department of Transportation as a snowplow operator and worked at the Heavy Water plant and was a dozer operator. Allan leaves to mourn his daughters, Jennifer (Richard) LeDue, Whycocomagh; Kathleen (Brian) Richardson, Lake Ainslie; sons, Allan (Allison), Iron Mines; Willie (Joan), Calgary, Alta., Richard (Margie), Blues Mills; Leslie (Tammy), Big Marsh Road; sisters, Wilena Ryan, Port Hawkesbury; brothers, Gordon (Diane) River Denys and Edward (Faye), Keystoke; grandchildren, Matthew( Amy), Bryien (Stacey), Lance (Katelyn), Jody, Emma, Ethan, Cody, Shelby, Mitchell, Blake, Zachary, Desmond, Thomas, Marissa and Avery; great-granddaughter, Sophia. Allan was predeceased by his wife, Shirley (Nock) and his parents, Harry and Kathleen Rouse. Visitation will be 2-9 p.m., Thursday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Whycocomagh. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday in River Denys Presbyterian Church with Rev. Adam Lees officiating. Burial in Upper River Denys Cemetery. Memorial donations in memory of Allan may be made to River Denys Presbyterian Church, Victoria County Hospice Society or Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck.
WOOD, Catherine "Kay"
78, of Springhill, passed away in All Saints Hospital, Springhill on Tuesday, May 5, 2009. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Rena (Mont) Holloway. Kay enjoyed knitting, gardening, being in the woods, fishing, walking with her dogs, friends and family. She will be sadly missed by sons, Leonard (Diane) of Pembroke, Ont.; Danny (Donna), Larry (Alice) and Terry (Donna Faye), all of Springhill; sister, Edith Vincent, Prince Edward Island; twelve grandchildren, five great grandchildren; special friend, Leonard Wood, Amherst; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by great-grandson, Cameron; brothers, William, Joseph and Herbert; sisters, Lucy and Jennie. Arrangements have been entrusted to A. H. Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane St., Springhill, NS (902-597- 2361) where visiting will take place tonight from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from the Funeral Home on Thursday, May 7, at 2 p.m. Following cremation, burial will take place in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill, on Saturday, May 9.
MacNEIL, Rodina "Deanie"
69, Sydney River. It is with tremendous sadness, we the family of Rodina "Deanie" MacNeil, announce her passing peacefully at her home in Sydney River on Saturday, May 2, 2009. Born in Sydney, Deanie was the loving wife and best friend of her predeceased husband, John "J.K." MacNeil. She is survived by children, Kevin (Arlene) and Jamie (Lori), both of Cole Harbour. Deanie loved her children, but the special place in her heart was always reserved for her grandchildren, Alyssa, who lived with and cared for her grandmother while attending CBU this year, Emily and Meaghan. Deanie is also survived and will be sadly missed by siblings, Peggy (Norman) MacMullin, Bernadette (Walter) Schella, Doug (Karen) MacNeil, Billy MacNeil, Corinne MacNeil (Roy Taylor) and Brent MacNeil. Deanie was predeceased by her parents, Bernie and Mary (MacDonald) MacNeil; brothers, Donnie, Jimmy "Jake"; sisters, Florence (Dugga MacNeil) and Joan Arlene at birth. After her family, Deanie loved going to the rink to follow her beloved Sydney Academy hockey team, coached by her husband, J.K. and brother-in-law, Dugga. A keen follower of politics, Deanie loved to discuss all the events of the day. Visitation for the late Rodina MacNeil will take place in T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday at 2 p.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Church with Rev. Lourdusamy Mariadoss officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made in her memory to the J.K. MacNeil Memorial Scholarship Fund at Sydney Academy. Deanie will be sadly missed by everyone as she is reunited with Jackie.
PIERCE, Evelyn "Doreen"
91, of Stonehaven Lodge, Port Mouton, formerly of Lockeport. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother on May 4, 2009, in Queen's General Hospital. Doreen was the daughter of the late John and Charlotte (Giffin) Freeman of Louis Head. Doreen was a devoted member of the Baptist Church and was involved in many community organizations such as I.O.D.E, Home and School, Hospital Auxillary and Civil Defense. She shared her love of music, skating, swimming, sewing and traveling with her family and inspired her children and grandchildren to follow their dreams. She is survived by children, Ondon (Scottie), Lockeport; Connie (Bill), Dolliver, Shelburne; Terri, Florida; Marcia (Craig) Harding, Liverpool and grandchildren, Ernie, Susan, Pete, Kelly, Cathy, Glennie, Ralph, Allison, Adrian, Trevor, Cameron and Candace, as well as 14 great-grandchildren. Doreen was predeceased by her husband, Ernest E. Pierce and loving son, Forrest (Anne). She was also predeceased by siblings, Helen Hustler, Eugene and Archibald Freeman. Arrangements are under the direction of H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Lockeport. No visitation by request. A memorial service will take place in Lockeport Baptist Church on Saturday, May 9, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Cy Mersereau officiating. Reception to follow. No flowers by request. Memorial donations may be made to Lockeport Baptist Church or the Canadian Cancer Society. A heartfelt thanks to staff and friends of Stonehaven Lodge for providing Doreen with a special "home away from home" and to staff of Queen's General Hospital for their compassionate care.
McNEIL (Burke), Jennie Mary
92, New Waterford, died May 5, 2009. The daughter of the late Dena and Michael Burke. Surviving are sons, James, Albert, Willie; daughter, Joanne Gallant; brother, Albert; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 15 nieces and seven nephews. Predeceased by husband, Dan Willie McNeil; son-in-law, Gerard Gallant; daughter-in-law, Paula McNeil; granddaughter, Donna Marie McNeil; great-grandson, Caemen Reddy McNeil; four sisters and three brothers; companion, Duncan MacDonald. Visitation Friday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Mass 10 a.m. Saturday in the Parish of St. Leonard, St. Michael's Church, River Ryan. Burial at a later date.
TANNER, Beverly M. "Cookie"
63, of Parrsboro, Cumberland Co., passed away Sunday, February 8, 2009, in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. A graveside committal service will be held Saturday, May 9, at 11 a.m. in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens where she will be laid to rest with her parents. Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro.
GATES, Phillip LaVaughn
75, Halifax, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 2, 2009, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, following over a year of health problems. Born in Middleton, he was the youngest son of the late Starratt and Hilda (Slack) Gates. Phillip loved the woods, hunting and fishing from an early age. Throughout his working life, he was employed with Westinghouse, Kentville Electric Commission, Atlantic Concrete, and the Dockyard. Surviving are son, Sean (Julie), and their son, Conner; daughter, Janine Sullivan, and her children, Lynsey, Kirsten and Taylor, Ottawa, Ont.; brother, Lewis (Phyllis) Gates, Deep Brook; their children, Robert (Terrie) Gates, and their children Stephanie and Nathan, Enfield; Murray (Jacqueline) Gates, and their children, Harrison and Owen, Hammonds Plains; sister, Irene (Harry "Pete") Banks, Smith's Cove; sister-in-law, Annie Gates, Bear River; her daughter, Cathy (David) Gordon, and their sons, Christopher and Sean, Sluice Point; her son, Lynn (Cathie) Gates and their daughters, Allison and Jennifer (Gerardo) Martinez, and their son, Devon of Surrey, B.C. Also surviving are Annie's sons, Richard Gates, Clementsport; Larry Gates, Fort McMurray, Alta. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brother, Tom. A heartfelt thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of the QEII for their wonderful care, and to the VON for the faithful service they provided for Phillip. A special thank you to his landlord, Brian Lallemand, for all the kindness he showed Phillip over the years. There are many more we extend our thanks to, people whom we have never met, but appreciate what they have done for Phillip. Cremation has taken place and no visitation by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 9, at 2 p.m. from Pine Grove Cemetery, Middleton, with Rev. Donald Robertson officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Serenity Funeral Home & Crematorium, PO Box 239, Port Williams, NS, B0P 1T0.