MacMILLAN, Anne "Shirley"
62, St. Ninian Street, Antigonish, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2009, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital. She was a foster daughter of Andrew and Mary Grant, Afton. She is survived by daughter, Amanda; twin sister, Shelia Bennett, and other sisters, Bernadette Brow, Heatherton; Mary Theresa LeBlanc, British Columbia; Eleanor Grant, Dartmouth; brothers, Joseph Grant, Halifax; Andy Grant, Ontario; and sister-in-law, Theresa MacCallum. She was predeceased by her husband, Bernie; sister, Alice Belgrave; and brother, John Grant. Shirley was a dedicated nurse at St. Martha's Hospital for 33 years. She will be missed by many family and friends for her kind and caring nature. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday in St. Ninian's Cathedral, Rev. Andrew Gillies presiding. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Lung Association of Nova Scotia.
TAYLOR, Handley W. "Buck"
Bedford, Mass., died in Emerson Hospital on Sunday, May 4, 2008. Mr. Taylor worked for the Bedford school system in Facility Maintenance at Davis School and Bedford High School from 1962 to 1968. He then worked at Lincoln Lab in Maintenance until his retirement in 1982. He was a member of the Oddfellows Lodge of Somerville, Mass. Mr. Taylor's hobby was woodworking, making bowls and animal carvings in his shop. He is survived by his wife, Myra (Ells), Bedford, Mass.; children, Tom, Irvine, Calif.; and Sally, Bedford, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Lynne. Mr. Taylor was a member of Emmanuel United Church, Kingsport. A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 16, at 2 p.m. in the Habitant Cemetery, Habitant, with Rev. Wayne Mitton officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Massachusetts Association for the Blind, 200 Ivy St., Brookline, MA 02446. Arrangements facilitated by Shawsheen Funeral Home of Bedford, Mass.
FOSTER, Ralph Harris
68, Paradise, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. A lifelong resident of Paradise, he was a son of Judson and the late Evelina (Baker) Foster. After retiring as a mechanic for Thompson's Transfer he continued to enjoy his hobby of repairing small engines. In addition he spent many years as the caretaker and a trustee of the Paradise Baptist Church and as the caretaker and a director of the Paradise Cemetery. He is survived by his father, Judson Foster, Paradise; his wife, the former Jeanette Daniels; daughter, Anne (Danny) Lundrigan, Kingston; son, Stephen (Kimberly) Foster, South Williamston; his dear grandchildren; Tyler Titus, Marley Lundrigan and Leah Foster; brother, Allen (Iris) Foster, Lawrencetown; nephews Richard and Glenn Foster. He was predeceased by his mother, Evelina, and brother Wayne. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9 in Paradise Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Reece officiating. A reception for family and friends will follow the service. Interment will be in the Paradise Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to Paradise Baptist Church or the Paradise Cemetery.
CONRAD (Walsh), Ruby Elizabeth
89, Eastern Passage, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late William and Emma (Mannette) Cribby. She was a long-time member of St. Andrew's Parish where she was a member of the Children of Mary and the CWL. She was also the long-time organist at St. Andrews and Immaculate Conception Church. Ruby was an active senior, she enjoyed volunteering and giving her time to a number of organizations. She was a member of the Dartmouth Kiwanis Seniors Choir and a member of the Nantucket Seniors Centre. She is survived by her husband, Melbourne Conrad; daughter, Dodi Walsh, Dartmouth; granddaughters, Patricia and Melanie Fleet; grandsons, Todd (Sharon) and Derek (Tammy) Cashin; great-grandsons, William, Andrew, Kaden, Finaly and Ethan; brothers, Vincent and Noble Cribby, both of Dartmouth; sisters, Ormi Beaver, Dartmouth; Anne McKenzie, Calgary. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, William Walsh; daughter, Patricia Cashin; sisters, Mona Beaver and Doris Mollins. The family would like to offer sincere thanks and appreciation to the Emergency room staff and the medical staff of 8.1 Halifax Infirmary QEII, as well as the caring staff of Oceanview Manor. Visiting will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Eastern Passage Community Funeral Home, 5 Cow Bay Rd., Eastern Passage, Father Gerald David celebrant. Burial will be in St. Andrew's Cemetery. A reception will follow mass in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to any charity.
WHYNOT, Wade Arnold
51, Blockhouse, formerly of Port Medway, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at home. Born in Bridgewater, he was a son of Arnold and Nora (Wamboldt) Whynot. Wade was an Industrial Mechanic and Millwright. He worked at the Halifax Dockyards and the Halifax Grain Elevator for a number of years before going to work at Reinforced Plastics in Mahone Bay. He loved hunting, playing guitar and singing with his wife, Rochelle. He had a passion for deep sea fishing and always went lobster fishing with his Dad every year from the age of 15. He is survived by his wife, Rochelle; his pal, Jax; sister, Pearl Bates of Bridgewater; brother, Mark (Monica Fitzgerald) of Pleasantville. He was predeceased by his brother, Matthew. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool. A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 9 at 2 p.m. in Holy Redeemer Anglican Church, Port Medway, Rev. Donald Lawton and Father Ian Wissler officiating. Burial will be in Holy Redeemer Anglican Cemetery, Port Medway. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the I.W.K. Health Centre Foundation.
ROSS, Virginia Maud
92, Yarmouth, passed away May 6, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Tiverton, Digby Co. on September 11, 1916, she was a daughter of the late Bernard and Sadie (Trask) Outhouse. Virginia was employed with Sears Canada for 37 years; a member of Rebecca Lodge No. 45, and volunteered with the Women's Auxiliary at Yarmouth Regional Hospital. She is survived by her son, David; daughter-in-law, Ewa; grandson, Aleksander of Surrey, B.C.; brother, Ronald of Port Maitland; sister, Elnora Churchill of Cornwall, Ont., and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Roy; brothers, Melbourne, Kingsley, Guy, Mendal and sisters, Margaret and Enid. Visitation will be today 7-9 p.m. in Sweeny's Funeral Home Yarmouth where funeral services will be held, Saturday, May 9, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Don Moses officiating. Interment in Our Lady Of Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to Bay View Baptist Church, Port Maitland, or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
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 7, 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; they are all left with wonderful memories of Hazel; brothers, Harold, David, Buddy, Richard; sisters, Helen (Newton) Nickerson, Elaine (Jack) Snow, Katheryn (Carroll) Swaine have lost a wonderful sister. Also survived by grandchildren, Jonathan (Diana) Fry, Richard (Alice) Fry, Alex Goodwin, Nicole Goodwin, Terri Belliveau. Predeceased by only son, Terrance Townsend. Hazel has also lost her brothers, Freeman at a young age and her beloved brother, Robert. Hazel's earthly body has been cremated and a memorial service will be held Sunday, May 10 in H. Huskilson's Memorial Chapel, Barrington for her family to celebrate her life with us, Mr. Billy Stewart officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Rosalin Nickerson Care Fund. Many thanks to special nieces and friends, Jackie O'Toole, VON, Dr. Yee, nurses and staff at Roseway Hospital for helping us get through this difficult time. Arrangements have been entrusted to H. Huskilson's Funeral Service (1991) Ltd., Barrington. "What we have had, we can never lose. All we love deeply becomes part of us."
GILROY (Roberts), Mabel Emma
Mabel Emma Gilroy passed away peacefully in her sleep in Westford Nursing Home in Port Elgin, N.B. on Friday May 1, 2009. Born in Halifax on December 22, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Captain Leo and Mabel Roberts. After the family lost their home in the Halifax Explosion, they relocated to Dartmouth's north end. She lived in Dartmouth for the majority of her life, moving to Sackville, N.B. to stay with her daughter and son-in-law for the past two years. Mabel was educated in the Dartmouth school system until she completed Grade 11, after which she attended Bloomfield High in Halifax for Grade 12. She received a scholarship to the Nova Scotia Art and Design College and attended Provincial Normal School in Truro obtaining her provincial teaching certificate in 1935. After two years of teaching Grades Primary to 11 in Glen Margaret's one-room school house, she returned to the Dartmouth school system as a teacher. Mabel then taught mainly in Victoria and Notting Park Schools until her retirement in 1976 after 35 years of service. Mabel was a member of the 1st Dartmouth Girl Guides in her teen years and as a young adult led a company of her own. She continued her involvement in the movement later in her life as a Trefoil Guild member. Mabel was a founding member of both the Dartmouth Senior Citizens Centre and Fairfield Chapter IODE becoming a life member in the latter after 50 years of service. Mabel was an enthusiastic camper, being a long-time member of the Scotia Scampers (NHCA). She always enjoyed traveling and in her retirement years took every opportunity to see the world traveling to places as disparate as Europe, Australia, Hawaii, across Canada and into the United States. Mabel was an active member of Emmanuel Anglican Church, Dartmouth until its closing in 2004. Additionally, she enjoyed drawing and painting for as long as she could wield a brush. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by sister, Katie Shaw (1952); her husband, Donald Gilroy (1970) and her brother, Norman Roberts (1979). She is survived by her son, Gilbert (Georgia) Gilroy of Summerside, P.E.I.; her daughter, Louise (John) Bailey of Sackville, N.B.; grandchildren, Stuart (Cheryl) Gilroy, Toronto, Ont.; Anne (Todd) McKay, Dartmouth; Martin (Cheryl) Gilroy, Toronto and Amber Bailey, Calgary, Alta., as well as great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Donavan, Faith, Bridgette and Liam. She is also survived by nephew, Robert (Anne) Shaw. Cremation was carried out in Fairhaven Memorial Gardens, Moncton, N.B., and a memorial service will be held in St. Paul's Anglican Church in Sackville, N.B., on May 19 at 2 p.m. A second memorial service with interment of ashes will take place in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens on June 19. The family request that in lieu of flowers donations be made to either Christ Church Anglican Church, the Dartmouth Senior Citizens' Centre or a charity of choice.
IRVING, Margaret June
Halifax, passed away May 6, 2009, in Abbie J. Lane Memorial Building, QEII, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Massachusetts, USA, she was a daughter of the late Morton and Helen (Hopkins) Barrett. She was the devoted wife of Gerald Edward Irving and they would have celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on May 18, 2009. She was also the loving mother of Richard (Carol) Irving, Robert (Linda) Irving and Mary (Sandy) Letourneau and grandmother of Lisa and Danielle Letourneau and great-grandmother of Skye Letourneau. She is survived by her sister, Earleine (Harold) Stewart; her very best and devoted friend, Florence Fader along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Ronald and Marshal Barrett; sisters, Lillian "Lil" MacFarlane and Edna "Doll" Publicover. She was a stay-at-home mom and in her later years was employed with the Plaza Pharmacy on Lacewood Drive, Sears and Hallmark Cards & Gifts (West End Mall). The family wishes to thank the hospital staff of 8.4, the Halifax Infirmary, QEII and the 9th floor of the Abbie J. Lane Memorial Building, QEII for their professionalism and compassion. Special thanks to Dr. Robert Brown, their family doctor. It was her wish that there be no visitation. Funeral mass will be held in St. Stephen's Church in the parish of Blessed Mother Teresa, 6032 Normandy Dr., Halifax on May 11 at 10 a.m. Reception to follow in the church hall. Burial will at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
MacINTOSH, Viola Mary
66, Lower L'Ardoise, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, in Strait Richmond Hospital, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in Lower L'Ardoise, she was a daughter of the late Alec Dan and Sarah (Brian) Berrette. Viola loved the outdoors and nature and looked forward to planting a garden every year. More than that, she loved her family and was very proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchild, and enjoyed having them around. She is survived by her husband, John; daughter, Alice, living at home; sons, Edward (Wanda), Lower Sackville; Wayne (Kristy), Alberta; daughter, Tina Madden (Jamie), Port Hawkesbury; grandchildren, Marc, Andrew, Brandon, Sarah, Benjamin and Keiran and great-grandchild, Makiah. She is also survived by sisters, Helen Losier (Jean-Paul), New Brunswick; Judith Melanson (Gerry), Alberta; brothers, Cecil (Peggy), Sydney; Don, New Brunswick; James (Christine), Rockdale. She was also predeceased by brother, John. Visitation will be held Sunday, May 10 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Holy Guardian Angel Parish Funeral Home, L'Ardoise. Funeral service will take place on Monday, May 11 at 11 a.m. in Holy Guardian Angel Parish Church, L'Ardoise, officiated by Father Barrett Clair Johnson. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. There will be a reception to follow the interment in the L'Ardoise Community Center.
BURSTALL, Robert Graham "Bob"
76, died peacefully in the VG Site, QEII on May 5, 2009. With patience and grace, Bob lived with end stage kidney disease, which brought about his passing. Born in the Azores Islands in 1932 to Florence Lydia (Clarke) and William Ernest Burstall, Bob lived most of his life in Nova Scotia. Married to Patricia "Pat" Ramona (Brewer) for the past 56 years, together they shared a love of their family, friends and travel. As a competitive swimmer, Bob collected his share of trophies and passed his zest for swimming to his children and grandchildren. As father and mentor, Bob held his children to a higher standard, always expecting their best, and this serves them well. As an independent businessman in Atlantic Canada for 47 years, Bob valued the many friends he made in his travels. Being an avid salmon fisherman, Bob loved to spend time at the family cottage on the LaHave River. All of his life, Bob had a passion of the printed word which, once again, he imparted to his children and grandchildren. Bob is survived by his wife, Pat; his son, Bradley (Marie); grandchildren, Janet, Kory, Robert; daughter, Kimberly (Lloyd) and daughter, Dawn (Bob). Bob was predeceased by his brother, Bill (Jean) (Louisiana), and is survived by his brother, Victor (Shirley) of Victoria, B.C.; sister, Jean Morrison (Fraser) of the Mira and sister, Margaret Ann Brown (Derek) of Toronto, Ont. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to the caring staff of the Dickson Dialysis Unit. There will be a private family interment on a date to be set. Those wishing to make a donation may do so to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch at: www.kidney.ca "Bob Burstall, husband, father, friend."
GOWER, Sharon Rose
60, Halifax, formerly of Springhill, passed away on May 6, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Springhill in 1948, she was a daughter of the late Reginald Ferguson and Dorothy (Maine) Matheson. She is survived by her husband, Donald Gower; son, Donald DeCoste; daughter, Lisa McNutt; three grandchildren; and one stepson, Joseph Gower. Cremation has taken place under the care of J. A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax, NS (477-5601). By request there will be no visitation or service.
McKay, Catherine Angela "Kaye"
89, Dartmouth. "Kaye" passed away Thursday, May 7, 2009, in Oceanview Manor. Born in Shediac, N.B., she was a daughter of the late John and Grace Gayton. Kaye is survived by her daughter, Sharron George, Dartmouth; sister, Louise Leaman, Hampton, N.B.; grandsons, Jeffry (Angel) McKay, Douglas (Diane) McKay, all of Cape Breton; granddaughter, Heather (Tom) Dobson, Halifax; great-grandson, Andrew Dobson. "Nanny" and Andrew shared a very special bond and she was very much looking forward to the birth of her second great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, John; son, Malcolm; brother, Archie Gayton; sisters, Margaret Brown, Freda Arnold. Cremation has taken place place. Memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, May 9, reception to follow, both in Atlantic Funeral Home 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Interment to take place in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Oceanview Manor Society, 1909 Caldwell Rd., Eastern Passage. Kaye's family would like to express their deepest gratitude and appreciation to the Unit D staff of Oceanview Manor for the loving and compassionate care she received.