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. Also survived by brothers, Joseph and Christopher and sisters, Sandra and Gladys. He was predeceased by his parents, Wilfred and Delores DeWolfe and brother, Robert. Funeral services will be held today, 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.
VANDERTOORN, Petronella "Nellie"
99, of Lunenburg, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2009, in Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care, Lunenburg. Nellie was born in Scheveningen, Holland in 1909, and was a daughter of the late Michael and Angelina (de Mos) Vanderzwan. Nellie immigrated to Canada with her family in 1952, living in Lunenburg for 21 years and Halifax for 25 years, before moving back to Lunenburg. She is the last surviving member of her immediate family. Nellie is survived by sons, Herb (Marley), New Minas; Mike (Shirley), Bridgewater; Casey (Renda), Hantsport; grandchildren, Angela Bryan, Michael, Jason, Darrin Vandertoorn and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Cornelius; a brother and several sisters. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy No. 3, Lunenburg. A private family graveside service will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater, Rev. Ivan Norton officiating. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. The family would like to thank the staff of Harbour View Haven for their wonderful care of Nellie while she was a resident there.
HASEY, Eva Marie "Claire"
57, Antigonish, passed away May 4, 2009, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Boston, Mass. on January 16, 1952, she was a daughter of the late William B. and Margaret (Gillis) Hasey. She is survived by sisters, Joan, Antigonish; Beverly Hadi (Sid), Springfield, Ohio; brother, John (Gloria), Vancouver, B.C.; uncle, Frank Gillis, Vancouver; nephews, Vaseem and Saleem Hadi, Donald Hasey and Douglas (Adrianne) Hasey; nieces, Mimi and Shahanna Hadi and Roxanne Stather (Wesley); grandnephew, Hunter Hasey (mother Krista MacInnis). She was predeceased by brothers, Donald, Dougald and Billy; sister, Judy and a sister in infancy. Visitation in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held in St. Ninian's Cathedral on Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Andrew Gillies presiding. Donations in memory of the late Claire Hasey may be made to L'Arche, Antigonish.
BOUTILIER, Dennis Lawrence
67, Timberlea, passed away May 5, 2009, at home. Born in Hackett's Cove, he was a son of the late Stella and Wellesley Boutilier. Left to remember him are his wife of 45 years, Patricia (Mason); son, Christopher (Maritta), Lake Echo; daughters, Kathleen, Halifax; Janise (Marc Davidson), Upper Tantallon; grandchildren, Matthew and Alexander Boutilier; Rachael, Hilary and Jack Davidson, Upper Tantallon; sisters, Elizabeth Morse, Janet (David) Shaw, Clare (Reg) Morash; aunt, Helen D'Aubin, all of Hackett's Cove and many special in-laws. He was a carpenter for over 50 years, working for Cadillac Developments for more than 30 years. Dennis was a man of all seasons. In spring he loved to find remote fishing spots, carrying his small homemade boat on his shoulders, walking for miles, bringing home the catch, preparing gardens, vegetables for the family and flowers for his wife; fertilizing Christmas trees. In the summer, the earlier years spent motorcycling with his buddies, camping with family and friends; hiking, salt water fishing in St. Margaret's Bay, and golf. In fall, harvesting grapes to make wine, putting the garden to rest; harvesting Christmas trees, but hunting was a priority. Thanksgiving was spent at the Mills since 1992, with two other families, totaling up to 30, as the grandchildren arrived over the years. In winter, Dennis loved cross country skiing or snowshoeing; covering land that most folks don't get to see, and trips to the log cabin with friends. All in all, he was an outdoors person. During the four seasons, he enjoyed his family, preparing the special holiday meals. He loved his grandchildren and spent many hours with them. He bowled twice a week and was a blood donor over the years. Dennis was renovating the homestead in Hackett's Cove up to three weeks ago when he was diagnosed with cancer. We were going to move from the river in Timberlea back to the ocean in Hackett's Cove. His illness was brief and we managed to have him home where he could sit and watch the bird activity in the backyard. We want to thank Palliative Care for the wonderful support for the last several days, and words cannot thank Dr. Robert Scovil enough for Dennis' care and many home visits. The family would also like to thank the support of our good friends. Donations can be made to Palliative Care, or a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ronald A. Walker Funeral Homes. A family committal will be held at a later date. A celebration of Dennis' life will be announced for late June.
TROWSSE, Leonard Frank
Died Tuesday, May 5, 2009. He was a son of the late Warner and Hazel (Moore) Trowsse. He is survived by daughter, Barbara Ann (Reg Avon) Trowsse; granddaughters, Tina, Jessica, Cassandra; sisters, Ada and Lorna (Delmar); several nieces and nephews. Leonard was predeceased by brothers, Stewart, Howard. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremated remains will be transferred to Quebec for interment at a later date. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Canadian Diabetes Association through Campbell's Funeral Home.
CAMPBELL, Douglas Kenneth Wayne
65, of Riverview Home, Riverton, and formerly of James St., New Glasgow, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2009, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by his sister, Brenda and family from Summer Street Industries and Riverview Home. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Albert and Dorothy (Wallace) Campbell. He was a resident of Riverview Home for the past 21 years. He was an employee of Summer Street Industries. He attended The Salvation Army. He is survived by his sister, Brenda (Harold) Busby, New Glasgow; nieces, Rebecca Murray, Wendy (David) MacIntosh; grandnieces, Christina, Sharon and Savanna; extended family at Riverview Home and Summer Street Industries. He was predeceased by brother, Raymond. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service 3 p.m., Friday in The Salvation Army Citadel, Westville, with Capt. James Sinclair officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. Reception to follow in Summer Street Industries. Donations in his memory may be made to The Salvation Army, Riverview Home or Summer Street Industries.
WILE, Lawrence William "Laurie"
86, of Midville Branch, Lunenburg Co., passed away on May 6, 2009, in Rosedale Home For Special Care, New Germany. Born in Midville Branch, he was a son of the late William and Espah (Veinot) Wile. He is survived by his son, Roland (Susan), Chester; daughter, Irene (James) MacKay, New Canada; grandson, Rick (Patty) Wile, Pine Grove; stepgrandchildren, Tim MacKay, Wolfville; Natalie MacKay, Milton, Ont.; step great- grandchildren, Travis and Tashina MacKay, both of Cambridge; Tristan Crouse, Pine Grove; sister, Beatrice Veinot, Midville Branch. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Myrna Louise Dorey; grandsons, David Wile, Roland Conrad; brothers, Stewart, Ralph, Clayton, Richard; sister, Kathleen Hebb. Visitation will be held Friday from 7-9 p.m. in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater and where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Rev. Eric Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Midville Branch Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Midville Branch Cemetery Fund, Rosedale Home For Special Care Van Fund or the charity of your choice.
It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dearest Mom, Dibbe Melhem, who passed away April 6, 2009, in Beirut, Lebanon, after a brief illness. Born in Minyara, Lebanon, she was predeceased by her parents, Mikhael and Mariam Melhem, as well as her husband, Jabbour Nehme. The joy of Dibbe's life was her family and it showed in the many caring ways she helped them through their journeys in life. She will be sorely missed by her children, grandchildren and the rest of her many family and friends. Those who knew Dibbe outside of the family, realize they have lost a true, caring and dear friend. She is survived by her sons, Elias (Fadia) Nehme, Lebanon; Clovis (Iman) Nehme, Lebanon; Maurice (Amal) Nehme, Lebanon; Lucien (Nicole) Nehme, Halifax; her loving daughter, Liliane (Lee) EL-Rabahi, Halifax and many grandchildren that brought her so much joy and love both in Canada and Lebanon. She is also survived by her sisters, brother and many nieces and nephews in Lebanon. A memorial mass in her honour will be held Sunday, May 17, in St. Antonios Antiochian Orthodox Church, 2455 Windsor St., Halifax, Father Maximos Saikali presiding.
RUSHTON, Martha Alberta
87, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 5, 2009, in the manor. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Michael Patrick and Lillian (Totten) Moore. She was formerly a resident of Lower Debert. Martha is survived by daughters, Mildred Taylor, Truro; Elaine (Roy) Smith, Bible Hill; Linda (Bernie) Nairn, Stellarton; sons, Hilton (Leona), Masstown; Barry (Sonya), Truro; Colin (Sheila), Bible Hill; Tony (Wendy), Truro; as well as 18 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Also surviving is sister, Arvilla Cuvelier, Halifax. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by husband, Cecil Avard; daughter, Cecilia Lee and many brothers and sisters. No flowers by family request. Donations in Martha's memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch or to a charity of one's choice. There will be a graveside service on Friday, May 8, at 2 p.m. in Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme, with Pastor Steve Adams officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Serenity Funeral Home & Crematorium, PO Box 239, Port Williams, NS B0P 1T0.
MUNROE, Rickey Karl
46, of Halifax, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2009. He is survived by his sons, Brandon and Zachary; his mother and father, Charles Munroe and Shirley Verge; brothers, Glen (Ruthanne) Munroe, Windsor Junction; Lenard (Mary) Verge, Steven Verge, and Kennie (April) Verge, all of Ontario; sister, Linda (Robert) Gadza, Ontario; nieces, Shauna, Sandra, Brandi, Vanessa, Ashley and Sarah Lynn; nephews, Nathan, Kevin, Darrell, Joshua, and Michael. He was predeceased by stepfather, Russell Verge; brothers, Darrell and Kevin. Visitation will be held in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax, on Friday, May 8, between the hours of 1-3 p.m. with private family burial to follow.
CARTER, Gordon "Larry"
61, of Digby, passed away May 4, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Cape Tormentine, N.B., he was a son of the late Willard and Joyce (Benson) Carter. Larry was a lifetime member of the Digby Volunteer Fire Department. He was an employee of the Town of Digby for 26 years and was also employed as a school crossing guard for Digby Elementary School for many years. Surviving are his wife, Marlene; daughters, Wendy Carter and Amber (Kevin) Harnish, both of Digby; stepdaughters, Heather (Danny) Ryan, Halifax; Deborah (Paul) Robertson, Digby; Trudy (Keith) Murphy, Culloden, Digby Co.; Laura (Robert) Winchester, Digby; son, Kenny (Jennifer) Carter, Digby; sister, Joyce Hazel, Digby; brother, Conan, Mahone Bay and 14 grandchildren. No visitation or service by request. Donations in memory can be made to Digby Fire Department. A reception will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. from the Digby Fire Hall. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby.
HAYCOX, Faith "Faye"
86, Halifax. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our cherished mother and grandmother, Faye Haycox, on Tuesday, May 5, 2009, in Maplestone Long Term Care Facility, Halifax. At her bedside was her loving and devoted daughter, Heather Landry. Born December 8, 1921, in North Sydney, Cape Breton, Faye was a daughter of the late Harry and Sadie Ivey. In the early 1960s Faye worked as a Medical Librarian at the Former Victoria General Hospital, Halifax. After retiring, Faye worked part-time as a caregiver for children. Faye also enjoyed baking, curling, summers on the shores of the Cabot Trail and spending time with her grandchildren as they were growing up. Faye will be remembered as a strong, loving, kind woman who was a devoted mother and grandmother. Her family loved her very much. Faye was predeceased by sons, Gary and Brent Haycox; brother, Gordon Ivey (of Halifax) and sister, Shirley Eagan (of North Sydney). Surviving are daughters, Heather and Pauline, both of Halifax; granddaughters, Kimberley Faye (Simon Ecker), Woodstock, Ont., and Julie Annette (Sean Dodd), Halifax; great-grandson, Tristan James and great-granddaughters, Grace Heather, Jasmine Annette and devoted family friend, Bill Hartlin. Faye will be deeply missed by her family and will be cherished in their hearts forever. A special thanks to the caring staff at Maplestone Nursing Home in Halifax, for caring for our beloved mother and nanny over the last few years. There will be no visitation at the request of the family. A private family burial will be held in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sackville.
SMITH, Betty Irene
73, of Sarnia, Ont., passed away February 22, 2009, in Bluewater Health, Sarnia, Ont. Born in Kelly's Cove, Yarmouth Co., on March 22, 1935, she was a granddaughter of the late David and Ethel Smith. She is survived by daughters, Susan B. Burrill, Helen E. (Alfred L.) Hendry Jr., Jeanne A. (Kenny L.) Dupuis, Colleen M. (Gene C.) Gillihan, Cathy A. (Michael R.) Kerr; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, Eugene J. Weiss; grandson, Alfred L. Hendry III; grandparents, David and Ethel Smith, and mother, Almeada A. Smith. Special message from grandchildren, Amber E. Dupuis, Diego A. Jimenez Jr. and Ashley S. Gouweloos, "Nana we love you and will never forget you. xoxox". Funeral services will be held Monday, May 11, at 2 p.m. from Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Baker officiating. Interment will be in Chebogue Cemetery.