Mrs. Ruth H. Eye
Ruth Helen Eye … 73, of Centreville, Kings County, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2009 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born on September 9, 1935 in Baxter’s Harbour, Kings County, she was a daughter of Mildred (Rogers) Schofield, Centreville and the late Gordon Schofield. She was employed with the Dominion Paper Board, Northville for many years. She enjoyed seasonal employment with Blueberry Acres and meeting new friends. She attended and helped to organize the Rogers Family Reunion. Ruth spent many hours in her backyard, enjoying her flower gardens while chatting with the neighbours. At anytime you could always see Ruth and her friend, Glenne Porter out walking. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her companion of 30 years, Vincent Corbin, one daughter, Dallas (Ronald) White, Arlington; three sons, Glen (Heather) Schofield, British Columbia; Dale (Lisa) Eye and Murray Eye, both of Church Street; two step-children, Gerald Corbin, Alberta and Steven Corbin, British Columbia; two sisters, Viola (Harry) Fox and Joyce Leslie (Don), both of Ontario; three brothers, Harry (Doris), New Minas; Erwin (Marilyn), Mount Uniacke; David (Donna), Greenwich; seven grandchildren, Holly Schofield, Melisa and Meaghan Eye; Ben and Lyndsay White, Ashley and Morgan Eye; a step-grandchild, Nathan; a great grandchild, Shauna Eye; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Basil Eye and a daughter-in-law, Juanita (Silver) Eye. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville and there will be no visitation, by family request. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2009 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Reverend Marc Potvin and Reverend Robert Cross officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in the Lakeview Cemetery, Lakeville, Kings County. Donations in memory may be made to the Centreville Baptist Church or the Centreville Good Neighbour Club. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
Mrs. Beulah M. Aalders
Beulah May Aalders … 84, of Evergreen Home for Special Care, Kentville, passed away Friday, March 27, 2009 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Mosherville, Hants County, she was a daughter of the late Melvin and Ada (Cossaboom) Nix. She had been a longtime member of the Meadowview Community Association and enjoyed playing cards, darts, newspaper puzzles and bingo. As a resident of Evergreen Home for Special Care, she attended the many functions, activities and services held at the home. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by three daughters, Barbara States (Dave Connors), Coldbrook; Deborah (Malcolm) West, Upper Dyke; Karen (Dean) Coleman, Kentville; four sons, Murray (Louise), Coldbrook; Steven (Angela Spencer), Upper Dyke; Jack (Margo), Kentville; Charlie Flemming (Bill MacFadden), Amherst; two sisters, Barbara McFall and Blanche Theriault, both of Ontario; 14 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Wallace; a sister, Ruby Mosher; two brothers, Arthur and Lawrence and an infant grandchild. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville and there will be no visitation, by family request. A private family graveside service will be held in St. Stephen Cemetery, Stanley, Hants County, Reverend Tim Archibald officiating. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
Mr. Laurie A. MacInnis
Laurie Archibald MacInnis … 86, of Kentville, passed away peacefully, Saturday, March 28, 2009 at Evergreen Home for Special Care, Kentville. Born in Kentville, he was a son of the late Archibald and Lucy (Wood) MacInnis. He was a veteran of the Second World War and served with the Armoured Corps, Three Rivers Regiment in North Africa, England, France, Italy and Holland. Following the war he had been employed as an automotive mechanic and worked with F.W. Robinson, Cornwallis Motors and Bonnyman Pontiac from where he retired. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, the former , Edith Hayden; two daughters, Carolyn (Mel) Bowdridge, Chester; Kathryn “Kathy” (Michael) Keith, Cambridge; a son, Kenneth (Debbie), Kentville; six grandchildren, Holly Bowdridge, Michael (Jennet) Bowdridge, Trina (Sean) Pulsifer, Adam Keith, Kristine (Daly) Cook and Krystal MacInnis; 4 great grandchildren, Erin Bowdridge, Julian, Lita and Hannah Keith. He was predeceased by a sister, Mildred Ashby. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville and there will be no visitation by family request. A combined Royal Canadian Legion and funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2009 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Reverend John McNally officiating. Burial will take place in the Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings County. The family wishes to express sincere appreciation to the staff of Evergreen Home for Special Care, Kentville for their care, kindness and compassion. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to Evergreen Home for Special Care, the Annapolis Valley Victorian Order of Nurses or to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
Mr. R. John Fuller
R. John Fuller – 62, Avonport, passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 28, 2009 in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in Wolfville, he was the son of the late Royce and Nora (Day) Fuller. John was a fine gentleman. He spent most of his life in Avonport on the Fuller family farm. He worked as a property assessor for much of his professional career eventually becoming Director of Assessment first for Hants County, then for various other regions including Kings County and Halifax Regional Municipality. John retired from the civil service in 1999. He then began work with Just Us Coffee eventually becoming Chair of the Board of Directors of the Just Us! Fair Trade Investment Cooperative Limited, a position he held at the time of his death. Shortly after retiring from the civil service, John successfully ran for election to Kings County Council. He represented District 12 which included Avonport, Grand Pré, Melanson, Lower Wolfville, Hants Border and Gaspereaux. He won re-election in 2004 and 2008. As Councilor, John sat on many boards and committees. He sat for eight years as chair of the Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre. He was thrilled last month when the Rehabilitation Centre presented him with a beautiful grandfather clock for his years of service. He was passionate about working to secure Grand Pré’s bid to become a UNESCO World Heritage site. John was active in his community where he helped start Avonport Recreation. He was involved with the Avonport Baptist Church, where he was a past Deacon. John delighted in watching his children and grandchildren play sports including watching his sons play baseball for the Kentville Wildcats and Hantsport Shamrocks. Despite his busy professional schedule his priority throughout life was caring for his family and friends. He leaves behind Carole, his wife of 43 years and his four children, Dareck (Kerri Carter), Ottawa; Shawn (Maria Cain), Dartmouth; Joel (Eranie Cottenden), Kentville; and Meghan (Adam) Strickland, Petawawa. John was the proud and loving grandfather of Mathew, Jarrod, Luke, Josie, Anna, Gabriel, Brandon, Evan, Mitchell, Nathaniel, Chloe and Lillian. John came from a large extended family including his siblings, Peter (Mona), Quincy (Bonnie), Louise (Jack), Fiona, Keith, Karl (Kimberley), Mairi (Michael), Gordon, and his step-mother, Gwen. He was also pre-deceased by Brandon and we take solace in the fact that Brandon can finally be with his beloved Papa. People sought John out for his advice and support. He was a great conversationalist who put people at ease with his wit, charm and non-judgmental approach. He was a kind and caring man who made everyone feel special and important. We miss him. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2009 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service followed by a reception will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2009, Reverend Gail Whalen-Dunn officiating. Burial will take place in the Lower Horton Cemetery, Grand Pré. Donations in memory may be made to the Avonport United Baptist Church, Apple Tree Foundation of the Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre or to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
Mr. George G. Hiltz
George Gordon Hiltz … 66, of Fraxville Road, The Forties, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2009 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Bridgewater, he was a son of Mrs. Kathleen (Turner) Hiltz, Rothesay, New Brunswick and the late Edward Hiltz. He had been involved in farming as well as being a heavy equipment operator. He loved flowers and was an avid gardener. He also enjoyed woodworking. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, the former Shirley Bennett; one daughter, Vonda Lee (Allan) Hiltz-Connors, Wolfville; one son, Byard, at home; one sister, Betty Lou Whitehead, Rothesay; one sister-in-law, Lorraine (Ivan) Rand, Arlington; a brother-in-law, Bud (Linda) Bennett, Charles Rand Road; one granddaughter, Rebecca; several nieces and nephews; grand nieces and grand nephews. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where visitation will be held from 7-9p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2009. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 3, 2009 in St. Augustine of Hippo Anglican Church, The Forties, Reverend Frances Boutilier officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. A reception will follow in The Forties Community Centre. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory may be made to Fidelis House, Kentville or to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
Mr. Barry Moore
Barry Dean Moore … It is with profound sadness that the family of Barry Dean Moore, announce his passing on Wednesday, December 10, 2008. Born in Kentville on April 18, 1971, he was the elder son of D. Willis and Wilma (Hiltz) Moore. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, James, Kentville, and a large extended family who loved him dearly. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday, December 12, 2008 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. A celebration of Barry’s life, followed by a reception will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 13, 2008 in St. James Anglican Church, Kentville, Archdeacon Lynn Uzans officiating. A private committal service will be held in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Kentville. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association. On-line inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.