SNOW, Harold Lindbergh "Hal"
Age 81, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Harold was born in Harbour Grace, N.L., on December 2, 1927, to Minnie and Samuel Snow. Harold is survived by his wife of 30 years, Joan (Creamer); daughters, Lynn (Paul) Landry, Catherine (Douglas) MacNutt; granddaughters, Kristina, Jacquelyn and Alexandra Landry; sisters, Julia L. Tedtsen and Jean F. Churchill, both of New Milford, Conn. U.S.A.; brothers, Rev. Arthur (Marjorie), Dartmouth; Hugh (Dorothy), Florida; Edgar (Pauline), Harbour Grace, N.L.; sister-in-law, Mary (Robert) Steves, Sussex, N.B; brother-in-law, James (Maureen) Creamer, St. John, N.B; also his former wife, Phyllis (Snow) Gaetz, Dartmouth. Harold was predeceased by his parents, Minnie and Samuel Snow (of Harbour Grace, N.L.); brother, Henry (of England); mother and father-in-law, the late Edith and Lee Creamer (Chatham, N.B.); brothers-in-law, Andrew W. Tedtsen and Chester Churchill; nephews, David Churchill and John Snow. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, May 12, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in St. Luke's Anglican Church, Veteran's Avenue, Dartmouth. A Service of Christian Burial with Eucharist will be held on Wednesday, May 13, at 2 p.m. in St. Luke's, with a reception to follow the service in the undercroft of the church. Harold will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother and friend. His family was the centre of his life and he dearly loved and cherished all of them and they in turn loved and cherished him. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
RECHNITZER, Bernard Mitchell "Bernie"
50 years old of Halifax, Bridgewater and Montreal, died tragically of a stroke (brain hemorrhage) on May 9, 2009, in QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. Bernie was born January 25, 1959, in Montreal. He worked many years for VIA Rail. Bernie was predeceased by his grandparents, Vlado Berman, Melania Rechnitzer Berman, Aaron Katz, Diana Sklar Katz, and by his father, Adolf "Dolfi" "Ricky" Rechnitzer. Bernie is survived by his young children, David, Arielle, Matthew, Nathan Rechnitzer, and by their mother, Norma Johnson Rechnitzer, Bridgewater. He is also survived by his mother, Molly (Katz) Rechnitzer, Halifax; his brother, Stuart Rechnitzer (Corinne Isambert); nephew and niece, Alexandre and Melanie Rechnitzer; Aunt Lottie (Rechnitzer) Wexler, and Uncle Danny Katz (Simma Poznanski), all of Montreal. His cousins, Doris, Bernie and Jeff; and many other relatives and friends will also miss Bernie greatly. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today, May 11, in Shaar Shalom Congregation, 1981 Oxford St. (Corner of Pepperell Street), Halifax. Shiva will be held at 41 Birkdale Cres., Halifax. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
LeBLANC, Harold John
87, Veteran's Place, Yarmouth, and formerly of Lower Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., passed away on Friday, May 8, 2009, in Veteran's Place. Born March 4, 1922, in Wedgeport, he was a son of the late Odillon and Rose Clara (LeBlanc) LeBlanc. He was a veteran of the second World War, having joined the Prince Edward Island Highlanders (Régiment de Maisonneuve). He served in France, Germany, Belgium, England and Canada, having received the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, the King George Medal and the Normandy Medal. Harold worked primarily as a carpenter and as a lobster fisherman, having also farmed and worked as a tuna fishing guide. He was a founding member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 155, Wedgeport, having served in many offices, including Sergeant-at-Arms. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, R. Annette (Cottreau) LeBlanc, as well as their sons, Leo (Brenda) LeBlanc, Neil (Maureen) LeBlanc and Kevin (Mona) LeBlanc, all of Wedgeport; a sister, Margaret LeBlanc, Wedgeport; grandchildren, Robbie, Jamie, Kristen, Neil Jr., Marina, Colin, Julian, Simon and Lucien; great-grandchildren, Madison, Aden, Hallie, Bryden, Nolan, Dillon, Hunter, Josée, Kristine, Riley, Logan, Dawson and Kennedy. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Irene Jacquard and Ethel LeBlanc. Visitation will take place from 2-4 and 7-9 today with a Royal Canadian Legion Service at 7:30 p.m., followed by prayers at 8 p.m., both in H. M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Wedgeport. The funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 12 in Saint Michael's Catholic Church, Wedgeport, Msgr. Gerald LeBlanc and Father Wieslaw Papuga officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Saint Michael's Parish Cemetery or to Veteran's Place, Yarmouth.
CHRISTMAS, Rose Marie Rhodena
59, Membertou, died May 9, 2009. Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of Charles Herney of Membertou and the late Matilda (Googoo) Herney. Surviving are daughter, Rosalinde; sons, Raymond, Russell, Rodney; seven grandchildren; five sisters; six brothers; numerous god-children, many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by husband Russell Sr.; one brother. Visitation at 22 MicMac Cres., Tuesday after 7 p.m. Funeral mass Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Anthony Daniel Church, Rev. Donald MacGillivary officiating. Interment in Membertou Memorial Gardens.
DOUCETTE, Marie Leona
83, Villa St. Joseph-du-Lac, Dayton, and formerly of Quinan, Yarmouth Co., passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born March 3, 1926, in Quinan, she was a daughter of the late Willie and Genevieve (Jacquard) Muise. Leona was a homemaker, and she enjoyed cats. Surviving are her children, Allan (Janet) Doucette, Berwick; Willard (Anne) Doucette, Plymouth; Annie May (Jerry) Doucette, Quinan; Dorothy (Flavien) Doucette, North Belleville; Angèle (John) Surette, Quinan; 12 grandchildren; 12 great- grandchildren; sister, Angèle (Louis) Bourque, Montreal. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John Albenie Doucette; twin daughters, Stella and Ella; brothers, Raymond in infancy, Gervais, Henri and Albert Muise; sisters, Annie Vacon, Mary May Muise, Elizabeth Doucette, Frances Muise, Mammie Deveau, Evelyn Hurlburt and Elise 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 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 12 in Saint Agnes Catholic Church, Quinan, Msgr. Gerald LeBlanc officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Red Cross or to a charity of choice.
While surrounded by her loving family, Mabel Adshade, age 86, of Port Howe, passed away in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Friday, May 8, 2009. Born in North Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Evelyn (Pettigrew) Archibald. Mabel worked at Canada Car Works during the War. After that she devoted her life to her husband, children, family and her home. She was a member of Bethany United Church in Thomson, where she was an active member of the UCW, after moving back to Port Howe she dedicated herself to Calvary United Church. She will be sadly missed by her children, Clarence (Helen), Port Howe; Evie (Garry) Ross, Gloucester, Va.; Femmie (Ronald) Herrett, Windham Hill; Wayne (Sheila), Moncton; Norman (Carolyne), Oxford Junction; Betty Lou Calder, Lower Sackville; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; half-sister, May Seere, Brockville, Ont.; half-brother, Robert York, Vancouver, B.C. She was predeceased by husband, Carman; sister, Clara Fitzgerald; half-brother, Art York, and son-in-law, Michael Calder. Arrangements have been entrusted to W. Allen Funeral Home, 60 Water St., Oxford, NS (902-447-2167) where visiting hours took place on Sunday. The funeral service will be held from the funeral home today May 11, at 2 p.m., Rev. Meggin King officiating. Burial will follow in Port Howe Cemetery. All are invited back to Norman's house for a time of tea and reflection immediately following the committal service. Those wishing to make a donation in Mabel's memory may do so to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
MOUZAR, Barry William
67, Hunts Point, Queens Co., died on Friday, May 8, 2009, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Liverpool, he was the son of the late Bentley and Dorothy (Beeler) Mouzar. A talented composer/instrumentalist, he enjoyed his latter years living by the ocean where he was inspired to write more than 160 musical compositions. Other interests included astronomy, weather, and photography, sharing his pictures of the beauty and activity of Port Mouton Bay in a daily journal on the internet. A former member of Royal Astronomical Society and Halifax Amateur Radio Club, he was a member of Queens County Amateur Radio Club with the call sign VA1BM (formerly VE1AZX). In earlier years, he lived in Halifax where he was a draftsman with Booth Flynn & Associates, and Nova Scotia Power Corporation, and then taught architectural drafting at Halifax Regional Vocational School. He was also proprietor of Jovian Scientific, an astronomy equipment and supply store in Halifax. At the age of 17, he earned his private pilot's license on an RCAF Air Cadets scholarship. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mary (Henderson); sister, Joan Pike (Blair), Chester Basin; niece, Sonia Watson (Sandy); grandnephew, Rhys Watson; grandniece, Teaghen Watson, all of Dutch Settlement, Halifax Co. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool. A celebration of life will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to the Canadian Hemophilia Society of Nova Scotia, West Queens First Responders, or charity of choice.
LeBLANC, Ida J.
The death of Mrs. Ida J. LeBlanc, wife of Leo LeBlanc of Foyer Assumption, and formerly of Rogersville, N.B., occurred on Saturday, May 9, 2009, in the Miramichi Regional Hospital, at the age of 77. Born in Rogersville, N.B., she was the daughter of the late Everest and Ursula Cassie. Ida worked at various jobs over the years. Besides her husband Leo, Ida is survived by daughters, Louise Dawson (Greg) of Mississauga, Ont.; Shirley LeGresley of Trenton; Leona Bailey (Ray) of River John; Lisa McAllister of Fredericton, NB; stepchildren: Paul LeBlanc and Ann Snell, both of Oromocto, N.B.; Jennie Cote (Rolle) of Ottawa, Ont.; Dwight LeBlanc (Mavis) of Calgary, Alta.; Bruce LeBlanc (Jo) of California; sister: Anoreen Bourgeois of Moncton, NB; brother, Bermon Cassie (Leoa) of Cape Breton; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, several stepgrandchildren, step great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Ida is predeceased by five brothers and one sister. The family will receive visitors in Sainte Francois de Salle Roman Catholic Church, Rogersville, N.B. on Tuesday, May 12, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Father Guy Lejendre officiating. Burial will take place in the Roman Catholic Church Cemetery in Rosaireville, NB at a later date. In Ida's memory, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or to a memorial of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Bell's Funeral Home, 651 King George Highway, Miramichi, NB. E1V 1N9 Telephone: (506) 622-3600.
BEATTY, Terry William
71, Hortonville, Kings Co., passed away Thursday, May 7, 2009, at his home. Born in Hortonville, he was a son of the late Freeman and Eva (Rushton) Beatty. Terry was employed for 26 years with Acadia Dairy, Wolfville and then did landscaping with Fred Rogers. He enjoyed his display of Christmas lights, hunting, and fishing. He will be missed by his dog, Bumper and his cats, Maggie, Muffin, and Patty. Terry is survived by his loving partner and best friend, Dorothy Kelly; son, Craig, British Colombia; daughter, Cindy, New Minas; brother, Robert (Donna), Belliveau Cove; Michael (Marilyn), Port Williams; sisters, Shirley "Sis" (Dave) Stewart, Blomindon; Judy (Gary) Marshall, Weymouth; stepchildren, Erlene (Doug Church), Hantsport; Howard (Jacqueline) Kelly, Grand Pre; Willie (Michelle Shortliffe) Kelly, Grand Pre; Angela Kelly; Robbie (Marlene) Kelly, Hortonville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Terry was predeceased by brothers, Donald Beatty and Sammy Keith; sister, Sheila; brother-in-law, Richard Forsythe; stepson, Bruce; stepdaughter-in-law, Susan. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. today in the Annapolis Valley Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook. Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday in Avonport Baptist Church, Rev. Gail Whalen-Dunn officiating. A reception to follow in the church hall. Interment will take place in the Lower Horton Cemetery, Grand Pré In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch, or to a charity of choice.
VEINOT, Dorothy Dean
96, Hebbs Cross, Lunenburg Co., passed away May 9, 2009, in the Hillside Pines Home for Special Care, Bridgewater. Born in Camperdown, she was a daughter of the late Calvin and Eveline Stewart. She is survived by her son Gerald (Dianne), Hebbs Cross; grandsons, Kendall (Donna), Midville Branch; Larry (Valarie), Weymouth; Blaine, Dayspring; granddaughters, Wanda Veinot (Lee Arenburg), Hebbs Cross; Sherry (Winston) Murphy, Thorbourn; great-grandchildren, Melissa, Corey, Tiffany, Michelle, Murray; brother, Garth (Helen) Stewart, Bridgewater. She was predeceased by her husband, Murray; granddaughter, Bonnie; numerous brothers and sisters. Visitation will be held today from 7-9 p.m. in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater and from where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Rev Willis Ott officiating. Burial will follow in the Crouse Settlement Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Hillside Pines Home for Special Care or charity of your choice.
CONLEY, Douglas Ronald
75, Bedford, formerly of Wellington, Halifax Co., died peacefully at home after a lengthy illness. Born February 4, 1934, in Truro, he was the son of the late Harry and Nellie (Turner) Conley. He attended school in Truro where he was active in hockey and football. He was a graduate of the Agricultural College, Truro, MacDonald College, Montreal and graduated with a degree in microbiology. Following graduation he was employed by the Department of Fisheries taking charge of a mobile laboratory for the Maritime Provinces. Later he went to work for the Department of National Health and Welfare in Halifax where he remained until his retirement in 1994. He was a faithful member of Wellington United Church where he served on many committees and sang in the church choir. He had been active in the community as a committee member in Riverlake Hockey Association as well as a coach, cub leader and school trustee. He enjoyed many summers with family and friends at the cottage in Marshville, Pictou Co. Doug was a talker and could be found conversing with friends and strangers. He was upbeat about his disease and was able to make light of the situation. He was able to help many others as they shared the same journey. Doug is survived by his friend and wife of 49 years, Janice (Jan Bligh), Berwick; son, Stephen (Janice Wood), Dartmouth; daughters, Heather (Robert Young), Vancouver; Shari (Pete Barrett), Bermuda; E. Jane (Dean Burnhauser), Stratford, Conn.; his loving granddaughters, Nicole Burnhauser and Laura Barrett; sisters, Shirley Grant, Truro; Pauline (Tip Smith), Tatamagouche; Joan (Jim Fraser), Vancouver; mother-in-law, Beatrice Bligh, Berwick; sisters-in-law, Carol Morse, Aylesford; Shirley Conley, Bedford; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Jean, Marjorie, and brother, Donald. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Cole Harbour Funeral Home and Crematorium. A celebration of Doug's life will be held on Friday, May 15 at 11 a.m. in St. John's United Church, Fall River, Rev. Valerie Kingsbury presiding. There will be no visitation. A reception will follow in the church hall. Family flowers only. Donations in Doug's memory may be made to Wellington United Church, or QEII Health Centre Foundation Palliative Care, Bethune Bldg, 127 South Park St., Halifax, NS, B3H 2Y9 or the Victorian Order of Nurses of Greater Halifax. Special thanks for the excellent care provided by the VON nurses, Shelly and Lisa, Palliative Care nurse Monica and the many Doctors and nurses involved in his treatment and care the past four and a half years.
BATES, Daniel Newton
49, Bible Hill, passed away May 10, 2009. Born in Truro, he was a son of Helen (Reid) Bates, Truro and the late Charles "Junior" Bates. He is survived by his wife, Sandra (Fox); daughters, Kaitlin and Lauren, both at home; brothers, Laurie, Larry (Cindy), both of Truro; Matthew, Hilden, Trent, Salmon River; sisters, Tammy (Peter) Smith, Truro, Christa (Dwayne) Watson, Ontario; father-in-law, Harold Fox, Valley; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Charles and Frances Reid; paternal grandparents, Charles and Ruth Bates; mother-in-law, Esther Fox. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 14, at 2 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Brian DeLong officiating. Visitation and reception to follow the service. Family flowers only. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.
SNOOKS, Joseph Ashton "Joe"
52, Dartmouth, passed away suddenly May 7, 2009, while vacationing with his wife and close friends in Cuba. Joe was a son of Violet (Williams) Snooks and the late Fred Snooks. Joe is survived by his loving wife, Shelley (Ellis); children, Chris and Julie; brothers, Bob (Marlene) and Fred (Jackie); sisters, Anne (Bob), Sharon, Sue (Chris), and Nancy, and many nieces and nephews who adored him. He grew up in Woodlawn, Dartmouth and attended Prince Andrew High and Dartmouth Vocational School where Joe studied carpentry. While growing up, Joe attended Sea Cadets, paddled with Banook Canoe Club, and was an active member of Jaycee's. Joe was well-known and respected in the construction industry working as a project manager with his close friend and mentor, Victor Kielbratowski (Kiel Developments). Joe worked with Kiel Developments for many years and loved his career. He was a proud member of the Colby Village Gentleman's Slow Pitch League. Joe loved to spend his spare time fishing and helping others. Joe was always the first to assist anyone in need. Joe had an immense love for music and played many different instruments, mainly the guitar and piano. Joe loved a good joke and loved telling them. Joe will be sorely missed by his family and friends. Funeral service will be held in Woodlawn United Church on Friday, May 15, at 2 p.m. There will be a reception at the Mic Mac Aquatic Club (AAC) immediately following. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory may be made to Colby Village Gentleman's Slow Pitch League to assist with their bursary program. Sincerest thanks from the family to Brian and Kathy Conrad and Randy Eisener for all of their assistance through this difficult time.