AUSTIN, Paul Kenton
42, Whycocomagh, Inverness Co., passed away Sunday, May 10, 2009, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Inverness, he was a son of Karlsson, Whycocomagh and the late Ruth (Smith) Austin. Paul was a long-time employee of Little Narrows Gypsum Company. He was a member of Sircom Lodge No. 66 A.F. & A.M. Paul enjoyed the simple life and took great pride in everything he did and owned. He loved his Ford trucks and his Polaris four wheeler. He also loved to travel. An avid fan of country music, he very much enjoyed a trip to Tennessee where he got to see many unforgettable sights. He often said one of the best trips of his life was when he and his cousin hopped in a car and drove to Toronto to see their favourite singer, Hank Williams Jr. Paul will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. He is survived by brother, Korey (Shauna), Dartmouth; nephew, Nathaniel; niece, Alexis; many aunts, uncles and cousins; friend, Dianne. He was predeceased by brother, Barry; maternal grandparents, Nathaniel and Eva Smith and paternal grandparents, Robert and Ellen Austin. The family would like to express special thanks to the nurses in the I.C.U. of Cape Breton Regional Hospital for their kindness and support during Paul's illness. Visitation will be held 2-9 p.m. today in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Whycocomagh. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Stewart United Church, Whycocomagh with Rev. Donna Tourneur officiating. Burial in Stewartdale Cemetery. Memorial donations in Paul's memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.
ATKINSON, Mona May
76, Roseway Manor, Sandy Point, Shelburne Co., formerly of The Hawk, went to be the Lord on Sunday, May 10, 2009, in Roseway Manor. Born in The Hawk, she was a daughter of the late Murray and Alice (Townsend) Maxwell. She faithfully attended the Independent Baptist Church, Clark's Harbour and enjoyed spending time outdoors gardening and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by sons, Peter (Esther), Barrington; Thomas (Teresa), Clyde River; brother, Daniel (Esther), Welshtown; sisters, Winnifred Atkinson, Newellton; Isabel (Clair) Nickerson, Lynda Nickerson, The Hawk; Bernice (Bradford) Penney, Florene Penney, South Side; grandchildren, Cara, Katie, Aidan, Brandy, Wanda, Tashi. She was predeceased by her husband, Vernon; daughters, Joan, Ann; brothers, Ralph, Larry, in infancy; sisters, Gloria, Regina, Enid; sister Claire in infancy. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today today in H. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Barrington. Funeral will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, from the Independent Baptist Church, Clark's Harbour, Pastor Rick Fluke officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Lower Clark's Harbour. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Independent Baptist Church or Evergreen Cemetery.
WOODWORTH, Earl Clyde
77, Halifax, formerly of Greenwood, passed away May 8, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. He was a son of the late Wallace and Muriel Woodworth. He worked for the Department of Motor Vehicles for 33 years as a Motor Vehicle Examiner. Earl is survived by his wife of 53 years, Frances (Lowe); daughters, Wanda (John), Linda, Joanne (Leonard); son, Craig; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son, John; sister, Claudine; brothers, John, Kenneth and Wallace. There will be no visitation by request. Funeral service will take place on Thursday, May 14, 2 p.m. in West End United Baptist Church, Halifax, Rev. Nolan Lee officiating. Reception to follow in church hall. Burial at a later date. Donations may be made to the QEII or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
RECTOR, Trevor Henry
95, of Dartmouth passed away peacefully May 10, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born April 11, 1914, in Burma, he was a son of the late Arthur and May Rector. As a young man he began a career in the Imperial British Police Force in India, obtaining the rank of Captain before being forced to leave in 1948 upon India gaining its independence. He immigrated to Canada with his family and took a position with Dominion Stores as a clerk, rising to supervisor for Nova Scotia before making another major career change. Going back to university as a very mature student, he received his Bachelor of Education and taught in the Dartmouth school system, retiring as principal of Bel Ayr school. He is survived by children, Mark, Kim (Mary Jane), Christanne (Kevin) Cherry,all of Dartmouth and Jennifer (Tom) McDonald, London, Ont.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie; daughter, Gail and all of his seven brothers and sisters. The family would like to extend thanks to the nurses and staff of Three West, Dartmouth General Hospital, his homecare team at Northwood, and especially Helen, Nancy and Jessie. Visiting will be 7-9 p.m.Wednesday in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St.. Funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday in Blessed Pope John 23rd Roman Catholic Church (Colby Village), Father Randy Doucette and Father John Williams con-celebrants. A reception will follow in the church hall . Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
HARDY, Donald Philip
70, of New Minas, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2009, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Bear River, Annapolis Co., he was a son of the late Earle and Mary (Small) Hardy. Don had been employed for eight years with the Royal Bank of Canada and following his banking career, served for eight years as Town Clerk and Treasurer for the Town of Bridgetown. He later became Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Kentville, retiring after 18 years of service. Don served as a Justice of the Peace from 1965 - 1985 and was a Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia from 1973 until the present. He was also a member of the Transportation Committee of the Village of New Minas. Don was a past member of the Bridgetown Lions Club, a past president of the Rotary Club of Kentville and a past president of the Association of Municipal Administrators. He had been a member of the Dukes of Kent Barbershop Chorus for many years. He was a member of St. James Anglican Church, Kentville, was a former member of the choir and contemporary music groups and also served on the Parish Council, Prayer Team and other committees, including visiting. He was also a member of St. Joseph's Men's Club and was a member of the Cursillo Community. With his country gospel group, "Freedom 98", he had entertained many seniors, church and other charitable fundraisers. He was most recently involved with the Council of Churches and the Food Grains Bank. He received recognition for his outstanding volunteer work from the Village of New Minas and the Provincial and Federal Governments. He was also very active on the original committee for the building of Fidelis House, Kentville. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Winnifred "Winnie" Anderson; daughters, Karen Janine (George) Turner, New Minas; Lori Anne (Derek) Taylor, Kentville; brothers, Earle (Marilyn), Paradise; James (Myrna), Riverview, N.B.; David, Moschelle; grandchildren, Chelsea, Courtney and Isaiah; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by daughter, Donna Lorraine Hardy; sister, Earlena. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. today in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. A celebration of Don's life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, in St. James Anglican Church, Kentville, the Rev. Archdeacon Lynn Uzans officiating. A reception will follow in the parish hall. A private family interment will take place in Oakhill Cemetery, Annapolis Royal. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to Oakhill Cemetery, St. James Anglican Church, Canadian Cancer Society, Valley Regional Hospital or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
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.
BEVAN, Joseph Samuel
On May 10, 2009, Joe passed away peacefully in Hamilton, Ont., in his 79th year after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was a dearly loved husband for over 55 years of Eleanor; loving father of Bobby-Joe (Patty) and Sue Ane (Mike); special Papa to his grandchildren, Christepher, Amanda, Gregory, Amie (Mike) and Rebecca (Dana); brother-in-law of the late Allister Marshall and of Susan of Nova Scotia. He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Bill (June), Irene (Moe). He was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Jerry, Nancy (Bob), and Elsie. He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and many, many friends. Arrangements entrusted to Cresmount Funeral Home, Hamilton (905) 387-2111.
NOYES, Barbara Mae
Passed away peacefully at home, with family and friends. She was the daughter of Gerald and Catherine (Kitty) Clancey. She leaves behind her sons, Raymond, Christopher (Victoria), Vincent and Donald (Belinda); grandchildren, Kate, Matt, Kyle and Sara; her brothers and sisters, Gerry (Jean), Art (Joan), Frank (Cathy), Audrey, Ken (Anne), Jack (Louise), Bill (Anne) and Bernice (Monty) and many nieces and nephews. She loved painting, working on her genealogy, spending time at Kamp, and was always ready for a game of cards. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 14, at 2:30 p.m. in Saint Thomas More Church, 1 Kuhn Dr., Dartmouth. Donations may be made in her memory to the QEII Foundation - Palliative Care.
CODE, Ronald W.
77, Halifax, passed away peacefully on May 11, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII. He was a son of the late Jack and Edith (White) Code. Ronald retired from the Canadian Armed Forces in 1970 and from the Underwriters Adjustment Bureau in 1991. He is survived by his beloved wife, Joan of 58 years; sons, David of Truro, Stephen (Kate), Ottawa, Ont. and Michael (Michelle), Fredericton, N.B.; brother, Harold (Helen), Bobcaygeon, Ont. Ronald will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Lindsay, Joshua, Ryan, Amanda, Jason, Matthew and great-grandchild, Mackenzie. Services are under the direction of J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax. Funeral service will take place at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 14, in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1725 Oxford St., Halifax, Father Connolly officiating. Cremation to follow, interment to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Canadian Cancer Society. A sincere thank you to Father Connolly, the VON and Palliative Care Staff of the VG Site, QEII. . "A tree is known by its fruit, and a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love."
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.
88, Cheticamp, passed away May 9, 2009, in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp. Born in Cheticamp, he was a son of the late Anselm and Flora (Deveau) Deveau. He was a veteran of the Second World War and served with the Royal Canadian Army. He was a member of St. Peter's Church, Cheticamp. Daniel worked in the fishing industry and later on as a helper with Leo Poirier. He enjoyed camping, woodworking, playing guitar and spending time driving his car. Daniel was the last surviving member of his family. He is survived by many nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Auguste Deveau and his very close friend, Bernadette Chiasson. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Marie and son, Robert; daughter, Lucille; brothers, Gerard, Leo, Leonard, and Thomas; sister, Armelle Aucoin. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. Funeral mass will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Peter's Church, Cheticamp, Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses for the excellent care given to Daniel during the last couple of weeks he was in the hospital. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd.
KING, Joan Teresa
Shelburne. It is with deep hearts that we announce the passing of our mother on May 11, 2009, in Roseway Hospital, Shelburne. Born in Weymouth, Mass., on July 25, 1920, she was the eldest daughter of Francis and Elizabeth (Powers) Donahoe. The family eventually moved to Fredericton, N.B., where mom grew up and received her education. During the war years, she worked in the Department of Health and at this time she met her future husband, Archibald King, stationed at McGivney, N.B. On September 24, 1947, they were married and moved to Shelburne where dad founded Ven-Rez Products Ltd. and the King family began to grow. In addition to being a homemaker, she also worked in the office during peak times of the year. Together they raised five sons and one daughter. Mom was also involved in many activities, and community and church organizations, as a volunteer. She was a founding member of St. Thomas Altar Society, volunteered with such organizations as the Roseway Hospital Auxiliary, Shelburne Arena, Tottie's Gift Shop and Shelburne Kinettes. She also loved a good round of golf, an evening of bridge, as well as bowling with friends. In her quiet time, she enjoyed reading and doing crafts. Mom was always a gracious host and welcoming person and she loved to hear and tell jokes. Her home was opened to family and friends alike, which resulted in many fond stories and everlasting memories. She loved to share in the successes of her children and grandchildren, and held all close to her heart. She showed great kindness to all her children which will certainly be missed. Mom is survived by sons, Barry (Mary Ellen) and Wayne (Debi), Shelburne; Graeme (Dorothy), Berwick; Colin (Angela), Halifax; and daughter, Karen (Keith) Stothart, Lantz; grandchildren, Ryan, Evan, Matthew, Shelburne; Jennifer, Halifax; Suzanne, the United States; Stephanie and Andrea, Berwick; Braxton, Halifax; Christopher and Amanda, Lantz and her sister, Noreen (Denny) Valenta, Fredericton, N.B. She was predeceased by her husband, Arch; son, Brian; brothers, Richard, Edward and sister, Katherine "Kaye" Coleman. Visitation today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home in Shelburne. The service of celebration to honour her life will be held in St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, May 14, at 11 a.m. with Father Pat O'Meara officiating. Interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Shelburne. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church, Shelburne or Canadian National Institute for the Blind.