ROY, James "Jim"
54, passed away at home in Enfield, May 3, 2009. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Paul and Kathleen "Kay" Roy. He was predeceased by brother, Danny Roy. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Anita (Pilcher) Roy; daughters, Tanya Nixon and Angela Roy; grandchildren, Kyle, Olivia and Jaedon; sisters, Mary (Hurshman), Kathy (Allen), Sally (Veinott), Grace (Jackson), Leona (MacLean) and brother, Stanley Roy. Jim worked for Eastern Optical Laboratories for almost 33 years, until December 2, 2005, when his position was eliminated. Six and a half months later a neurological disorder was diagnosed. Before this time, Jim had been a member of the Enfield Fire Department, loved to bowl, hunt, play golf and cards. He also enjoyed carpentry and landscaping. He continued to travel south with his wife and family as long as possible. Jim remained at home during his struggle with dementia. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be Monday, May 11, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in J.A. Snow's Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax. Funeral service will take place on Tuesday, May 12, at 11 a.m. in St. Bernard's Church, Enfield, followed by a reception next door, at the Enfield Fire Hall.
TOWNSEND, Sarah A. "Sally"
Clarks Harbour, Shelburne Co., passed away Tuesday May 5, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born on March 16, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Percy and Doris (Brown) Balkam. Sally was a member of the North East Point Sewing & Quilting Club. She attended the West Head Wesleyan Church, enjoyed gardening and quality time spent with her grand and great-grandchildren. Survived by son, Cory, Oak Park; daughters, Shirley (Larry) Hopkins, Oak Park; Eileen (Allan) Nickerson, Juanita (James) Nickerson, North East Point; Doris Townsend, Port Saxon: brothers, Victor (Claudette), Ont., Ronald Balkam, Bradford Chetwynd, Shelburne; sisters, Barbara (James) Balkan, Mabel Blades, Shelburne; stepchildren, Debbie, Sandra, Michael, Sherry; several nieces and nephews; travelling friend, Blanche Nickerson. Predeceased by son, Leslie; brothers, Edward, Donald; sisters, Betty, Shirley, Mary Lou. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday from H. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Barrington. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday from H. Huskilson's Memorial Chapel, Barrington, Pastor Amy Correy officiating. Interment will be in the Oakvale Cemetery, Clarks Harbour. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or North East Point Community Hall.
Passed away peacefully May 4, 2009, at the age of 98 to be another "Angel in Heaven". She was a resident of Northwood Centre for the past eight years. Born in Georgetown, P.E.I., mom dedicated her life always caring for and helping others. She will be dearly missed. She is survived by daughter, Helen Kelly; grandchildren, Pamela Ryan, Shelley O'Leary; great-grandchildren, Dean, Bambi and Star; great great-grandchildren, Lexi, Justin and Kara. She was predeceased by husband, Wray. Private family service and burial has taken place in East Jeddore Cemetery. Thank you to 9 Centre Staff for the kindness, compassion and love shown to my mother. A Special thank you to Buffy (her primary caregiver) for all the extra little things that made my mother's stay at Northwood her home. Donations may be made to Northwood Centre Foundation.
COSSABOOM, William Donald Rutherford
81, of Dartmouth, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII after a lengthy illness. He was a son of the late William Donald and Francis Mary Cossaboom. He served in the RCOC - 34OAD for 17 years. He was Store Supervisor of Hermes Electronics Company for 23 years. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean "Elizabeth", Dartmouth; daughters, Darrel-Lee Roberts, Kitchener, Ont.; Heather Anne Brown, Gaye-Lynn Beaver, Dartmouth; son, Donald Rutherford, Kennetcook, Hants Co.; sisters, Anne-Louise St. Pierrie, Mary-Lou McLean, of Calgary, Alta.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. His body has been donated to Dalhousie Medical School. No funeral service by request. Memorial service held at a later date. Donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association or Dalhousie Medical School.
ROY, James "Jim"
54, passed away at home in Enfield, May 3, 2009. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Paul and Kathleen "Kay" Roy. He was predeceased by brother, Danny Roy. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Anita (Pilcher) Roy; daughters, Tanya Nixon and Angela Roy; grandchildren, Kyle, Olivia and Jaedon; sisters, Mary (Hurshman), Kathy (Allen), Sally (Veinott), Grace (Jackson), Leona (MacLean) and brother, Stanley Roy. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be Monday, May 11, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in J.A. Snow's Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax. Funeral service will take place on Tuesday, May 12, at 11 a.m. in St. Bernard's Church, Enfield, followed by a reception next door, in the Enfield Fire Hall.
MORRELL (McPhee), Anita Marie
55, New Waterford, died May 4, 2009. Born in New Waterford, she was a daughter of the late Jim and Mary (McEachern) McPhee. She is survived by her brother, Keith McPhee, New Waterford; as well as several cousins. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 9 at 2 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery, New Waterford.
MUNRO, Robert I. "Bob"
With great sadness, the family of Robert I. Munro would like to announce his passing on Friday, May 1, 2009, at the age of 75. He died peacefully and comfortably in the QEII Health Sciences Centre with his wife by his side. Robert was the son of the late Robert Munro and Edna Munro-Doucette, and stepson of the late Harry Doucette. Born in Halifax on May 7, 1933, he is survived by his wife, Leslie; sister, Barbara (Ted) Hopkins; sister-in-law, Debbie; sons, Scott (Vicki), Shane (Mary), and Derrick (Carol); stepchildren, Chris (Sharon) and Jennifer (Susan); his grandchildren, Matthew, Amanda, Bradley, and Kimberly; nieces. Joy, Carrie, Angel and nephew, Jim. Cremation has taken place and, by request, there will be no public visitation. However, the family will hold a small private gathering at a later date. Donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. As a loving husband, brother, father, uncle, and grandfather, Bob, you will be profoundly missed.
ELLIOTT, Margaret Julie
83, Poulamon, passed away May 5, 2009, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Little Barrachois, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Harriet Ann (Landry) DeRoche. She is survived by her daughter, Madeline Elliott, Martinique; sons, Peter, Poulamon and Paul, Poirierville; grandchildren, Dayna, April, Crystal, Nathan, Brandon, Edward, Aaron and Ryan; great-grandchildren, Tamarah, Juliah, Lance and Jack. She was predeceased by her husband, John Leslie Elliott; sons, Brenton and Neddie; daughter, Cynthia. Visitation was held from 6 - 9 p.m. Thursday in C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat. Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate the life of Margaret will be held this morning at 11 a.m. in St. Hyacinth Church, D'Escousse. Burial to follow in St. Hyacinth Parish Cemetery.
TOWNSEND, Sarah Ann "Sally"
Clarks Harbour, Shelburne Co., passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born on March 16, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Percy and Doris (Brown) Balkam. Sally was a member of the North East Point Sewing and Quilting Club. She attended the West Head Wesleyan Church, enjoyed gardening and quality time spent with her grand and great-grandchildren. She is survived by husband, Cecil; son, Cory (Marsha), Oak Park; daughters, Shirley (Larry) Hopkins, Oak Park; Eileen (Allan) Nickerson, Juanita (James) Nickerson, North East Point; Doris Townsend, Port Saxon; brothers, Victor (Claudette), Ontario; Ronald Balkam, Bradford Chetwynd, Shelburne; sisters, Barbara (James) Balkam, Mabel Blades, Shelburne; stepchildren, Debbie, Sandra, Michael, Sherry; several nieces and nephews and traveling friend, Blanche Nickerson. She was predeceased by son, Leslie; brothers, Edward, Donald; sisters, Betty, Shirley, Mary Lou. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in H. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Barrington. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the H. Huskilson's Memorial Chapel, Barrington, with Pastor Amy Correy officiating. Interment will be in the Oakvale Cemetery, Clarks Harbour. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or North East Point Community Hall.
HAVERKORT (Van der Putten) Elizabeth Johanna "Betty"
84, Antigonish/St. Joseph's. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and sister-in-law. She passed away peacefully on May 6, 2009, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital in Antigonish with family by her side. Born on October 16, 1924, she was the third child born to Herman and Johanna (Van Ommen) Reinink, Coevorden, The Netherlands. In 1946 she married Gerardus Johanus Haverkort and after having four children sailed for Canada in 1951. After eight days of sea sickness they landed at Pier 21. They moved on to spend a year in Ontario before coming back to Nova Scotia and settling in St. Joseph's, where they had three more children and continued to spend many more rewarding years farming. In 1985, Betty was widowed after spending 13 years at her husband's side as he battled cancer. In 1987, at the age of 63, she began a new life with Henry Van der Putten. She continued to share her love of knitting, embroidery, quilting, cross stitch and only took an occasional time-out to play cards. Through the years, she made family and friends happy with her selfless works of art and her sharp wit. She made many trips back to Holland, but was always proud to say Canada was her home. She leaves many memories of compassion, kindness and always having a sense of calm. Her ability to always see the practical solution to life's many pains and pleasures will always be admired. Her endurance in recent years has left us all, family, friends, neighbours and acquaintances in amazement. Her faith, though sometimes tested, has always been strong and her willingness to share this with her family and friends was always evident. She never doubted that she would someday be in heaven. She was recently honoured with a 50 year membership pin from St. Ninian's CWL. She is survived by children, Johanna "Annie" (Donald) Duggan and John (Genevieve) Haverkort, St. Joseph's; Minnie (Sander) Burke, Merigomish; Elizabeth (Hugh) Ryan, Mattie Settlement; Willie Haverkort, Calgary, Alta.; Geraldine (Ricky) Delorey, St. Joseph's; daughter-in- law, Joan Haverkort, Beaver Meadow; 21 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, residing in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia; stepchildren, Neil (Brenda) Van der Putten, Edmonton, Alta.; Mary (Mike) Penny, Linwood; Joanne (Walter) Duggan, Upper South River; Francine (Barry) Pelly, Ottawa, Ont.; Tonia (Giles) Hemsing, Calgary, Alta. She was predeceased by her first husband, Gerardus Haverkort; second husband, Harry Van der Putten; and her son, Henry Haverkort. Visitation will be in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish, on Sunday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held in St. Joseph's Church, St. Joseph's, on Monday at 11 a.m., with Rev. Syd Mifflen presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, St. Martha's Hospital Foundation or St. Joseph's Lakeside Community Centre.
SURETTE, P. Arthur
95, Tidal View Manor, Yarmouth, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 7, 2009, in the manor, surrounded by his loving family. Born February 23, 1914, on Morris Island, he was a son of the late Romain and Mary Helene "Deline" (LeBlanc) Surette. Arthur was the caretaker and maintenance man at Saint Ambrose Cathedral for 36 years, and he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving is his only daughter, Helen (Bob) LeBlanc; as well as granddaughters, Cynthia LeBlanc and Charlene (John) MacKinnon; great-granddaughter, Faith Dugas; and a brother, Ludger Surette, all of Yarmouth. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Jessie (Stanley) Surette; brothers, Fred, Albert, Leo and Alphonse Surette; sisters, Anna LeBlanc, Roseanne Surette, Gusta Surette and Rita Muise. Visitation will take place from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today with prayers at 8 p.m., both in H. M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, 29 Albert St., Yarmouth. The funeral mass will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 7, in Saint Ambrose Cathedral, Albert Street, Yarmouth, Father John MacPherson officiating. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery, Yarmouth. It has been requested that there be family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Saint Ambrose Cathedral Parish, or to Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery Fund.
MORINE, Freda Muriel
79, Melanson Mountain, Kings Co., passed away at home on Tuesday, May 5, 2009, surrounded by her loving family. Born in O'Leary, P.E.I., she was the daughter of the late Seymore and Alice (Boulter) Boulter. Freda was a member of the Gospel Hall, Avonport. She worked for years with Stirlng Fruit Farms and also at the Wolfville Nursing Home. She was a volunteer with the SPCA and WAGS, and provided her own cat shelter. Freda is survived by a daughter, Lorraine, Melanson Mountain; sons, Floyd (Beverly Bent), O'Leary, P.E.I.; Stephen, Kentville; Garland (Heather Pemberton), West Brooklyn; Elwood (Edna Jeffrey), Melanson Mountain; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Roy; brother, Ralph; and grandchild, Leslie Boulter. Visitation will take place from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in the Annapolis Valley Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr. (Exit 14), Coldbrook, from where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday with Paul Kenny officiating. Interment will take place in the Gaspereau Cemetery. A reception will follow in the Gospel Hall, Avonport. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses, Palliative Care, Canadian Red Cross, or Canadian Cancer Society.
COLEMAN, Mary Ellen
91, Berwick, Kings Co., passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2009, in North Hills Nursing Home, Granville Ferry, Annapolis Co. Born in Burlington, Kings Co., she was a daughter of the late Harry Willis and Minnie Ellen (Tufts) Coleman. Mary had worked at several different stores in Kentville and in Kingston, Kings Co., and had spent several years in Ottawa, Ont. She was known as "Aunt Mary" to her nieces and nephews and many others. Mary enjoyed visiting and spending time with her family and was proud of all her cherished family photographs. Her hobbies included gardening, sewing, knitting and sharing these items with family and friends. Mary was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are her brother-in-law, Bedford Graves, Aylesford; several nieces and nephews, including, Norman Hall, Terry (Yvonne) Graves, Nadine Graves, Fred Coleman, Dorothy Benedict, and her son, Steven, and Jean (Gar) Woodworth. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Robert, John, Fred, Charlie and Frank Coleman; sisters, Jennie Faulkenham, Elsie Kinsman, Mollie Hall, Ada Graves. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Graveside service for Mary will take place 11 a.m., Saturday, May 9, in the Aylesford Union Cemetery, Rev. Brian Wheaton officiating. No flowers by request. Donations in her memory may be made to the Berwick Food Bank, P.O. Box 727, Berwick, NS, B0P 1E0, or to any charity. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, NS, B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900).