WALTERS, Phyllis E.
73, North Sydney. It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother, grandmother and friend, Phyllis Walters, on Saturday, May 9, 2009, in the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Ball's Creek, she was the only child of Daniel and Greta (Morrison) Jerritt. Phyllis spent most of her life travelling with her family across Canada and much of Europe, during her husband Tom's Air Force career. These journeys provided Phyllis and her family with many great opportunities to pursue their love of camping and the great outdoors. Her travels, her friendly smile, and her genuine interest in people enabled Phyllis to make many friends around the world. Soon after Tom's death in 1985, Phyllis returned to her roots in Cape Breton, to care for her aging parents. Following her parents' deaths, she met a friend from her youth, Ron McDonald, and together they have rediscovered the beauty and music of Cape Breton, the Celtic Colours Festival being a highlight of each year. Phyllis is survived by her children; Tom Walters (Julie), of Ottawa; Charlotte "Charl" Young (Bryce), of Sidney, B.C.; her grandson, Brodie Young of Victoria, B.C.; her aunt, Pearl Layton, North Sydney; cousins, Danny Fraser, Westmount; Florence Chant, Sydney; Karen Burke, Truro; and her loving companion, Ron McDonald, North Sydney. She was predeceased by her husband W.T. "Tom" Walters. Visitation for Phyllis will be today 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will take place Tuesday, 2 p.m. in St. Giles Presbyterian Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Ritchie Robinson, officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice/Palliative Care of Cape Breton, or any charity.
EISNOR, Donald Byron
73, Barss Corner, Lunenburg Co., passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Barss Corner, he was a son of the late Charles and Matilda (Fisher) Eisnor. Surviving are his wife, the former Marilyn Mader; daughter, Carla Eisnor (Michael Dixon), Toronto; son, Michael (Dianne) Eisnor, Ottawa; grandchildren, Samantha and Alexandra; brother, Murray (Betty) Eisnor, Chester Basin; numerous nieces and nephews and many cousins. He was predeceased by brother, Warren Eisnor; sister, Betty Wentzell. Visitation, 7-9 p.m. today in Sweeny's Funeral Home, 4895 route 10, New Germany. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday in Trinity Lutheran Church, New Germany, Rev. Larry Ehrhardt officiating. Private family interment to follow in the church cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Barss Corner Community Hall, Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice. Special thank you to the third floor nursing staff of South Shore Regional Hospital.
BROWN (Eaton), Mildred Lydia "Mickey"
98, a resident of Truro since 1927, formerly of Parkland Estates, passed away Friday, May 8, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital. Born June 18, 1910, in Centreville, Kings Co., she was a daughter of the late Trueman and Hattie (Reid) Eaton. Mickey was educated in Kentville and Truro and married Harvey Brown of Fergus, Ont., in 1941 and together they shared the joy of friends, entertaining and travel, spending their latter years between Folly Lake and Florida. She was a life member of the Colchester I.O.D.E. and Duplicate Bridge Club. She enjoyed nature, travel, music, the arts, correspondence, reading and volunteering. She had a great sense of humour and enjoyed many friends, all of whom she cherished. She was predeceased by her beloved Harvey in 1986; brothers, Henry and George Eaton; sister, Alice Larrabee. She will be lovingly remembered by her adopted family, niece, Glenda (Harvey) Stoliker and family, Heather (Manfred) Goelz, Joel (Lori) Stoliker and Darryl Stoliker, all of Ontario; and by Hanna, Alyson and Annika, who affectionately called her "GGAM". She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Gladys Eaton, Berwick; nieces and nephews including, Alan (Sharron), Ontario; Irene (Tim) Hennigar, Elaine (Dennis) Stosky, Doris (Glen) Magarvey, all of Nova Scotia; Paul (Debi) Larrabee, Jean Taylor, Keith (Doris) Hamilton, all of Ontario. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro, where the memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 13. Reception will follow. Interment will be held at a later date in Canard Cemetery, Kings County. Family flowers only. If so desired, donations in Mickey's memory to a charity of choice are welcomed or honour Mickey's memory by doing a kind deed for someone.
SMITH, Shirley Mae
60, Stonehill House, Liverpool, passed away May 7, 2009, in Queen's General Hospital, Liverpool. Born in Bridgewater, she was a daughter of the late William and Vivian (Baltzer) Smith. Surviving are her sisters, Betty Crawford, Bridgewater; Norma Dorey (Brady), Cookville; Myrtle Lohnes (Everdeen), Cambridge; brother, Ronald (Myrna), Beaver Bank; sister-in-law, Kaye Smith, Ottawa; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Arthur, William Jr.; sister, Mary in Infancy; sister-in-law, Betty; nephew, Daniel. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation in the funeral home. Graveside memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in Hillside Cemetery, Broadcove, Rev. Ivan Norton officiating. A reception for family and friends will be held in Stonehill House following the service (Top of Brunswick Sreet, Liverpool). Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Hillside Cemetery or Downs Syndrome Society. Many thanks to staff of Stonehill House, Dr. Ernst, Queen's General Hospital and Corkum's Funeral Home. Shirley will be missed by her extended family and staff at the home and by her sister Betty. Thanks to all. Love from her family
MARSHALL, Dorothy May
76, Eskasoni, died May 9, 2009. Born in Barra Head (Chapel Island) she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Ann (Francis) Paul. Surviving are husband, Michael; son, Marshall; daughters, Mary Ann, Mary Pauline; seven brothers; one sister; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Predeceased by six sisters, one brother; two grandchildren. Visitation after 7 p.m. Monday in Gabriel Centre, Eskasoni. Funeral mass 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Family Church, Eskasoni, Rev. Martin MacDougall officiating. Interment in Holy Family Parish Cemetery, Eskasoni.
BONANG (Richards), Evelyn Margaret
89. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Evelyn on May 8, 2009, in Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital. Born in East Chezzetcook, Evelyn was a daughter of the late John and Mary Richards. She is survived by her siblings, Margarie Feilds of East Chezzetcook; John Richards of Wesphal; Vincent Richards of East Chezzetcook. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Robert Bonang "Bobby", and brothers, Maynard, Daniel; sisters, Bertha, Elsie and Eileen. Evelyn spent her early years in East Chezzetcook and Halifax, relocated to Hamilton, Ont. where she worked with the T-Eaton Company and advanced to become head buyer. In 1976 she retired and returned to East Chezzetcook and married her beloved Bobby. Evelyn will be greatly missed, she has touched the hearts of so many of her dear friends. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held in St. Genevieve's parish in East Chezzetcook May 12, at 2 p.m. Father Mark Cherry officiating, Interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Evelyn to the Canadian Cancer Society or Twin oaks Hospital.
MOIR, Donald Arthur
Passed away suddenly on Friday, May 8, 2009, in Extendicare in Lindsay, Ont. Don Moir was born in Dartmouth, and is survived by Amy Moir. He was the loving father of Barbara and Ferg Morrissey of Downeyville; Beverley Moir and Ron Foreman of Toronto; Brenda and John Robinson of Lindsay; Bruce Moir and Lori Martin of Toronto. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Jennifer and Meaghan Morrissey, Ian and Jamie Robinson, James Moir Fukuhara and Christopher and Devon Moir. He was predeceased by his parents, Clifford Anderson Moir Sr. and Gladys Elsie Moir (Hare). Dear brother of Clifford Anderson Moir and Betty Otto, both of Dartmouth, and predeceased by his sister, Jean Thomson (Moir) and by his sisters-in-law, Cora Moir (Austin) and Barbara Moir (Mason), and brothers-in-law, Robert Thomson and John Otto. Dearly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Fondly remembered by his special friend, Shirley Shinn of Tucson, Ariz. Mr. Moir was active in community affairs and was employed for 40 years by Uniroyal Ltd., as a professional engineer in Montreal, Kitchener, and Lindsay. At the request of Mr. Moir, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held in Stoddart Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 24 Mill St., Lindsay, Ont. (toll free 1-877-427-8434) on Tuesday, May 12, at 2 p.m. Special thanks to the loving and compassionate staff at Extendicare Kawartha Lakes. Memorial donations to the Kawartha Lakes Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.
BANNISTER, Gerald Uz "Gerry"
1929 - 2009. 80, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2009, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, after battling a long illness. Gerry was the son of the late Russell and Elizabeth "Bessie" Bannister (Moncton, NB). He is survived by his wife, Theresa (Prendergast), Halifax; sons, Michael (Susan), Riverview, N.B.; David (Jean), Dartmouth; daughter, Jane, Moncton, N.B.; grandchildren, Jill, Kelly, Lindsay, and Justin, as well as four great-grandchildren. Gerry was a member of the Masons and original member of the Nummies and an avid golfer. He was employed for 33 years with Canadian Salt Company as General Sales Manager. He will be sadly missed. Memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 13 at 2 p.m. in Birch Cove United Baptist Church, 10 Donaldson Ave., Halifax. Reception to follow. Burial to follow at a later date in St. Joseph's Church Cemetery in Bras d'Or.
75, of Peterborough, Ont., passed away on April 3, 2009, in Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Born in Selma, Hants Co., he was a son of the late Owen and Grace (Patterson) Barton. Don is survived by his son, Douglas (Tianmarco Del Rosario), Vancouver, B.C.; daughters, Nancy Lee Kanarek, Thorhold, Alta.; Tanya Barton, Cloverdale, B.C.; sisters, Anne Rennie (Gerald), Selma; Gerry Sugden, Calgary, Alta.; and Dorothy Burns (Aubrey) of Riverview, N.B. He is also survived by several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A reception to celebrate Don's life will be held in Selma in the near future.
HAYDEN, Thomas Daniel "Tom"
78, Duncan MacMillan Nursing Home, Sheet Harbour, formerly of Abercrombie, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2009, in the nursing home. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late George and Katherine Hayden. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a millwright at the former Hawker Siddeley, Trenton. He was a long-time member of the Abercrombie Community Center. In earlier years, he played hockey for the Abercrombie Aces. Tom was well-known as a hockey and baseball coach, as well as a hockey referee. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and dart player. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Surviving are his daughter, Barb (Richard) MacGrath, New Glasgow; son, Scott (Florence) Hayden, Stellarton; grandchildren, Mandi Wilson, Athabasca, Alta.; Matthew MacGrath, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; Chantelle and Jenelle Walsh, Stellarton; sister, Isabel (Donnie) MacDonald, New Glasgow; brothers, Bert Hayden, Westville; Jack (Marion) Hayden, Plymouth; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Mabel Betty (MacLeod) Hayden; sisters, Mabel Hayden and Katherine MacLeod. The family will receive visitors 2-4 & 7- 9 p.m. Tuesday in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow, from where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel, with Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson officiating. Interment will be in Abercrombie Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in Tom's memory to Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame or QEII Foundation.
84, of Stewiacke, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital with his family at his side. Born May 4, 1925, he was a son of the late Elmer and Ethel (Crowe) Gourley. In his youth, he was a member of Stewiacke United Church Young Peoples, who performed in many plays in the area. From 1942 until 1946 he was a member of the Non-permanent active Militia, with the 2nd Battalion of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. In 1945, he joined the Merchant Navy and sailed aboard the hospital ship Lady Nelson. Settling in Stewiacke, he owned and operated his own dairy farm for many years. When the Trans-Canada Highway took much of the farmland, he changed careers and worked as a school bus driver for 24 years until his retirement in 1990. He also ran a successful backyard greenhouse business with his wife Marie for 14 years. Active in both community and church, Donald was a 4-H leader for 10 years, during which time he received a Leader of the Year award. He was also a member of the Stewiacke Town Council. As well as being a member of St. Andrews United Church, he served as an Elder for many years. Active in the farming community, he was a member of the Stewiacke and District Federation of Agriculture. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marie (Mitton) Gourley, Stewiacke; daughters, Vickie Gourley, Truro; Sheila (Ron) Crouse, Stewiacke, and Jane (Brian) Swallow, Wilmot. He had six grandchildren, Murray Patterson, Steven Patterson, Donald Patterson, Daniel Patterson, Genesta Tupper and Brian MacKenzie, as well as great-grandson, Aiden Merner. He was predeceased by his sister, Helen; brothers, Carl and Jack, and brother Gerald who died in infancy. Donald was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, in Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. Funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, in St. Andrews United Church, Stewiacke, Rev. David LeBlanc officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Stewiacke East. Memorial donations can be made to St. Andrews United Church, Stewiacke.
FRASER, Pearl "Pauline"
78, Upper Nine Mile River, passed away Friday, May 8, 2009, at her home. Born in East Gore, she was a daughter of the late Aubrey and Ola (MacAskill) Dalrymple. During her younger years, Pauline worked at Lake Ledge Inn and taught school in East Gore, West Indian Road and Upper Nine Mile River. Later on she worked in Security for the Halifax International Airport and Sears, however, Pauline considered her most important job to be raising her children, whom she loved very much. Pauline enjoyed yard sales, bingo, card parties and many memorable roadtrips with her family. She is survived by her children, Joan Tomlinson (Mick), Minasville; Jimmy Fraser (Charlene), Upper Nine Mile River; Sharon Fraser, Upper Nine Mile River; Michelle MacDonnell, Enfield; grandchildren, Cara, Kelli, Steven, Erin, Jeff, Bryant, Ashley, Jena, Andrea and Jillian; great-grandchildren, Anna, Mary Sarah, Broady, Kenzie, Keenan and Layla; sisters, Ruth Laycock (Jack), St. Stephen, N.B.; Reta Meisner (Billy), Hammonds Plains; Inez Bateyko, Manitoba; Blanche Grant, East Gore; brothers, Bert and Ross Dalrymple, East Gore; brother-in-law, Aubrey Davis, Eastern Passage. Pauline was predeceased by her husband, Norman; sisters, Ethel in infancy; Audrey Davis, Evelyn MacPhee and her brother, Blair. Cremation has taken place and at Pauline's request there will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held for family and friends at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, in Sand Hill Cemetery, Upper Nine Mile River, Rev. Angus R. MacDonald officiating. Donations in Pauline's memory may be made to Sand Hill Cemetery, c/o Gina Orser 5993 Highway 14, Nine Mile River, NS B2S 2X6.
HART, Walter Clifford
Of North East Margaree, passed away May 9, 2009, on the eve of his 82nd birthday in Victoria County Memorial Hospital. Walter spent his lifetime on the farm and in the workshop made world famous by the documentary films "The Chairmaker and The Boys" and "The Contented Chairmaker" depicting his dad, Ernest Hart. In the shop of his forefathers he developed an intense interest in heritage and a deep and lasting respect for the fascinating array of artifact items he collected and treasured. Prior to his passing, he was a resident of Alderwood Rest Home, Baddeck, where he enhanced his love of nature by feeding the birds and growing prizewinning tomatoes. He was employed with Nova Scotia Forestry Industry until his retirement. He was a member of Wilson United Church and a member of Sircom Lodge 55. He was a son of the late Ernest and Emma (Greig) Hart. Walter was predeceased by his wife, Betty (Ross); brothers, Elwood and Laird; and sisters-in-law, Anna and Mary. He is survived by daughters, Judy, Toronto; Wanda (John) MacLeod, South Haven; son, Barry, North East Margaree; grandchildren, John Walter and Charles; brother, Emery; sister-in-law, Marjorie and several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service to be held at a later date. Donations may be made to Wilson United Church Cemetery Fund or a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative Ltd., Margaree Valley.