MacKINNON, Bernard J.
It is with saddened hearts, we the family of Bernard J. MacKinnon, announce his passing on Saturday, May 9, 2009, in Taigh Na Mara Nursing Home, Glace Bay. Born in Grand Mira South, he was the son of the late Charles and Lucy (Gillis) MacKinnon. He was a faithful member of Holy Redeemer Parish and former K.O.C. member. Prior to his retirement, he was employed with the security department Sydney Steel Corp. for 40 years. He served overseas with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps during the Second World War. Bernie earned the rank of Corporal, having served in France, Germany and Holland. He received various medals, including France-Germany Star and the Dutch Medal of Remembrance for the liberation of Holland-1945. He was also a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 128, Whitney Pier. He loved cars, animals and the Detroit Red Wings hockey team. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Geraldine "Gerry" Penny, and his son, Lorne (Linda), Sydney; daughters, Brenda (Michael) MacDonald, Bedford; Barbara (Michael) Kennedy, Cheryl (Bill) Neville, all of Sydney; sister, Theresa MacNeil, Sydney; brothers, Allie (Pauline), Coxheath; Joe (Mary )"Girlie", Sydney; grandchildren, Lorne (Patricia), Krista, Karen (Mike), Christina, Laura, Bhreagh, Deanna, Nicole, Andrew and Shaun; great-grandchildren, Shianne, Skye, Stirling and Alexander. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews, son-in-law, Fred Butts; brother-in-law, Phil Penny, and sisters-in-law, Kay Jamael, Marina Newman and Shirley Wojick. He was predeceased by his darling daughter, Pauline (2005), also by brothers, Lauchie, John and John in infancy; sisters, Mamie, Elizabeth, Mary, Catherine, Jean and Jessie. Visitation for Bernie MacKinnon will take place today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia , Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or Holy Redeemer Building Fund. A gentle nature, a gentle spirit; his gentlemanly way will be an example to all who knew him and will live on through his family.
57, passed away May 4, 2009, in Winnipeg, Man. David is survived by his wife, Kendra and two children. He is survived by brothers, Albert, Raymond and Chris and sisters, Jo-Anne and Mary, from out west. David is survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by parents, Ray and Lois (Smith) Younes.
BROWN, Verna Agnes
94, of Milton, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 10, 2009, in Queens Manor, Liverpool. Born in Little River, Digby Co., she was a daughter of the late Hugh and Margaret (Morrell) Collins. Verna taught school before moving to the South Shore in 1933. Her life centered around the church and family. She was an active member in a wide range of church and community activities including Sunday School, Ladies Auxillary, Women's Sewing Circle, Women's Missionary Society (of which she was a Dominion Life Member), Women's Institute and Home & School. She is survived by her sons, Garfield (Romelda), Keirsteadville, N.B.; Brian (Judy), Oxford; Robert (Coralee), Milton; daughter, Karen (Roy) Chipman, Nictaux South; Margaret (Chris Davies) Dinner Plain, Australia. She is also survived by eight grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; half brother, Keith Collins;sisters-in-law, Roberta (Bill) Nickerson, Gladys Collins. She was predeceased by her husband, Woodrow; brother, Ellery; aunt, Laura Morrell. Visitation will be held today from 7-9 p.m., from Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 13, at 2 p.m., from Milton Baptist Church, Milton, Rev. Doug Porter officiating. Burial will be in Milton Community Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice.
CAMPBELL, Janet Lee
58, of Oxford, died suddenly in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, on May 10, 2009. Survived and greatly missed by her husband, John; children, Alicia (Chris) and Ken (Crystal); grandchildren, Persimmon and Kenzie, and many brothers and sisters. Cremation has occurred under the direction of W. Allen Funeral Home, Oxford, NS (902-447-2167). A private family service will be held at a time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations to the H.A.R.T. (Humane Animal Rescue Team) gratefully appreciated (www.valleyhart.com).
BREMNER, Lawrence William "Laurie"
84, Chester, passed away May 9, 2009, in Shoreham Village Home for Special Care, Chester. Born in Chester, he was a son of Emerson and Ena (Wilson) Bremner. He was raised from infancy until the age of 12 by Ake and Ann Schnare. Lawrence joined the RCAF and served overseas during the Second World War. Following the war he worked for Hilchie Brothers Fish Store in Chester for 18 years. He was a life member and Past President of FE Butler Branch No. 44, Royal Canadian Legion, Chester, was past president of Clarke Lodge No. 61 where he served as secretary for over 20 years. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite for many years. Lawrence was a kind and gentle man, loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed working with his hands and was a carpenter and handyman for many over the years. He loved the tranquility of the ocean and spent many hours fishing and sailing with friends and family throughout his life. He loved to share memories and he had many memories to share. He will be dearly missed by his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many old friends. His warm smile and quiet manner has touched many lives and he will be remembered by those who loved him. Lawrence is now with his wife Eleanor and they are at peace. Lawrence is survived by his daughter, Cindy (Keith), Chester; son Charles, (Natalee), Auckland, New Zealand; granddaughters, Allison and Melissa. He was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor (Collicutt); brother, Robert and sister, Vivian Ingles. Visitation Friday from 7-9 p.m. in Davis Funeral Home, Chester. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Chester United Baptist Church with Rev. Dan Green officiating. A Masonic Lodge service followed by the Legion service will be held just prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Canaan. Donations in memory of Lawrence may be made to Shoreham Village Foundation (902-275-5631).
BALKAM, Allan Benson
93, of Nakile Home for Special Care, passed away May 11, 2009, in the home. Born in Yarmouth, he was a son of the late George K. and Mamie (King) Balkam. He was a retired commercial traveler for 30 years, a former member of the Masonic Lodge and a member of Beacon United Church. He is survived by son-in-law, Howard "Sonny" (Anna) Thompson of South Ohio; half-brothers, Kenneth and Charles, both of New Jersey, USA; half- sister, Nancy Dee of Hackensack, New Jersey, USA; granddaughters, Kelly Murphy of Yarmouth, and Holly Murphy of Toronto, Ont; and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by wife, Ruth Hazel (Trefry) Balkam; daughter, Barbara "Joan" Thompson; sister, Kay; and brothers, Fred and George. Remains are resting in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth. No visitation at Allan's request. There will be a graveside service on Wednesday, May 13, at 10 a.m. in Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery with Rev. A.D. Bill Newell officiating. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Nakile Home for Special Care.
MYERS, Eugene Ashley
Lantz, it is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father and grandfather in Dartmouth General Hospital, May 10, 2009. Born January 11, 1928, he was a son of the late Wallace Burton and Maggie Jane (Logan) Myers and he was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Eugene worked for L.E. Shaw Ltd., Lantz, for 32 years. He is survived by his wife, Blanche (Dalrymple) of 62 years; sons, Kirk (Carolyn), Keith (Shirley); daughters, Helen Ryan (Larry), Jane Isenor (Barry); grandchildren, Bernadette Ryan (Jim), Kirk Ryan (Amanda), Dana Ryan, Kirby Myers (Skye), Adena (Mark) Wilson, Matt Myers (Shannon), Craig Isenor (Dawn), Stephanie Isenor; great-granddaughter, Drew Ryan; sisters-in-law, Margaret Myers, Ruby Myers; brother-in-law, George Roberts; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Gladys Hines, Margaret Roberts; brothers, Ira Myers, Harvey Myers, and twin sisters in infancy. Arrangements entrusted to Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. Cremation has taken place, no visitation or service at the request of the deceased. Interment will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
1916-2009, Milville. It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Monie Arsenault on May 9, 2009, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born in Bras d'Or, she was a daughter of the late George and Catherine (Marsh) Swann. A cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, sister-in-law, and friend, she was an inspiration to all who met her. She was a humble, religious lady with a heart of gold, whose whole life centered around her children. She truly defined "Mother". Not one to be socially active outside her home, there was nothing she enjoyed more than having a conversation and a cup of tea with the many friends and family who visited her, especially in the latter years when her mobility became more difficult. She never ceased to amaze people with her impeccable memory and stories of years past. She always said "I love people", and it showed, with every kind word or gesture done. An avid Blue Jays Fan, she was never too tired to watch a game or recall the stats. She is survived by her children, Art (Gwen), Big Bras d'Or; Cassie (Norman) Brochu, Milville and Oscar (Debbie), Lower Sackville; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Bridget (Reginald) Thurbide, Mill Creek and Lois Currie, Bras d'Or; her sisters-in-law, Julia Swann, Florence; and Marie Dandy, Alder Point; her daughters-in-law, Linda, Halifax; Glenda, Sydney Mines and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Fred and sons, William, Peter and Joseph; her brothers, Dennis, Oscar and Bryce; her sisters, Katie and Maggie and her daughter-in-law, Brenda Arseneault. Visitation was held Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will take place today at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Bras d'Or, with Father Peter McLeod officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Parish, Bras d'Or or a charity of choice.
"Never say good-bye, just say so long"
WAUGH, Gary George
64, East Wallace, died suddenly at his home on Sunday, May 10, 2009, as a result of a heart condition. Born February 26, 1945, in Truro, he was the son of the late George and Margaret (Baxter) Waugh. A carpenter by trade, Gary's passion was woodworking and restoration work. Many fine examples of Gary's talent are visible throughout Truro with the most recent being the front doors at First Baptist Church. Gary led a full life and enjoyed nature and the solitude at his home in East Wallace. Gary is survived by his sister, Charlotte Cooling, Truro; brother-in-law, Al Zubick; nephews, Peter, Brian, Steve and Gary Zubick, all of British Columbia; Gerry Cooling, Surrey, B.C.; niece, Margaret (Cooling) Higgins, Edmonton, Alta.; several cousins, grandnieces, grandnephews and many friends. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Katherine Zubick. A celebration of Gary's life will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 15, in the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, corner of Brunswick and Exhibition Streets, Truro. All are invited to attend. Interment will be held at a later date in Wallace Cemetery. No flowers by request of the family. If so desired, donations in Gary's memory to the Colchester Historical Society Museum or to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia are welcomed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro.
RAWDING, Terry Scott
40, of Pleasant River, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2009, in North Brookfield. Born in Annapolis Royal, he was a son of Lincoln and Isabel (Olmstead) Rawding. He was the former manager of South Shore Sand and Gravel in Chester. He also worked for many years with Dexter Construction. Terry loved spending time with his family and friends while enjoying his motor sports in the great outdoors. He also spent many hours playing his acoustic guitar. People knew Terry as someone who had a great smile and was always there for them. Terry is survived by his loving wife, Alison (Crooker); sons, Kyle and Mason both at home; sister, Debbie (Donald) Smith of Ninevah; brothers, Wayne (Barb) of Maitland Bridge; Merrill (Kathy) of Round Hill; Charlie (Crystal) of Hemford Forest and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool where visitation will be held Thursday, May 14, from 7-9 p.m. A graveside service will be held Friday, May 15, at 10 a.m. from Lakeview Cemetery, Pleasant River, Rev. Lloyd Gillieo officiating. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to North Queen's Fire Department or a charity of choice.
LABRADOR, David Jeffrey William
21, Beech Hill, Lunenburg Co., passed away May 10, 2009, at home. Born in Halifax, he was a son of Linda (Johnston) Labrador and the late Jeff Labrador. David was a "protector" to his younger sisters. He was kind and unselfish with an awesome sense of humour, a big heart and enjoyed helping others. He will be missed by his mom, Linda; sisters, Samantha and Krystal, at home; paternal grandparents, Geraldine Labrador, Liverpool; Bill Labrador (Pat), Wileville and maternal grandfather, Bill Johnston, Halifax and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Jeff and maternal grandmother, Colleen Johnston. Visitation Thursday, 2-4 p.m. in Davis Funeral Home, Chester. Burial will be at a later date. Family flowers only, please. Donations in memory of David may be made to his family and would be gratefully appreciated.
FLEMING, David M.
53, of Halifax, passed away suddenly at home Monday, May 11, 2009. Survived by his loving wife, Nicola; stepson, Ryan Blackburn; mother, Ruth Fleming; brothers, Rob (Karen), Moncton; John, and Charles; Nicola's family, Don and Grace Scurlock, Jennifer (Ernest), Newfoundland; Trevor and Kim Scurlock, Tantallon; Wendy and Dr. Anand Irinki, Fredericton, N.B.; many nieces and nephews. Lovingly remembered by best friend, Steven Goodfellow and David's many coworkers and patients of his 28 years of service at the Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII. Predeceased by his father, Dr. Paul Fleming. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Thursday, May 14, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Clayton Park. Funeral service 1 p.m. Friday, May 15, in the Funeral Home chapel. Cremation has taken place, burial to follow funeral service in St. John's Columbarium, Halifax. Donations in David's memory may be made to Halifax/Dartmouth SPCA or Sport Nova Scotia. Family flowers only.
MacCOUL (Hare), Lillian Geraldine "Jerry"
72, Bible Hill, passed away May 12, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late William and Georgina Hare, Truro. Jerry lived in Bible Hill for 51 years and was a well-known member of her community. Known for her many volunteer activities, she also had the honour of providing the ceremonial cake for the opening of the Scotia Pool which was attended by Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. As a 25 year member and past president of the Truro Farmer's Market, she provided support for the community (as well as exceptional baking). As a mother and grandmother, Jerry always led by example. She was a loving, generous and compassionate person who will be very sadly missed by everyone who had the honour of knowing her, especially her long-time friend, Barb Gaudrault and her loving and devoted family. She is survived by her children, Edith "Kit" MacCoul, Greg (Dee) MacCoul, David (Sandra) MacCoul, Irene (Edward) Bebe, Danny (JoAnn) MacCoul, Barry MacCoul, Dana MacCoul; siblings, Patrick Hare, Cheryl Parnell, Carl Hare, Susan Hines; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Austin Cyril MacCoul. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 14, from 7-9 p.m. Memorial service on Friday, May 15, at 3 p.m., both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Interment in Bible Hill Cemetery. A special thank you goes to Dr. Nina Makkar, her colleagues and staff as well as the wonderful staff of the Family Village Pharmacy. The care, compassion and friendship shown to Mom over the years has always exceeded our expectations and for that you have our heartfelt gratitude. To the Colchester Regional Hospital fourth floor nurses and palliative care team, we would also like to say thank you. We sincerely appreciate all you have done. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of choice.