BEALS, Archie "Curley"
66, of North Preston, passed away peacefully with his loving wife and children by his side in Dartmouth General Hospital on Sunday, May 10, 2009. Born in North Preston, he was a son of the late William and Irene (Downey) Beals. Archie is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Diane (Grant) of 40 years; sons, Shawn, Tyson both of Dartmouth; Christopher at home; daughters, Carmella, Halifax; Sharday, Dartmouth; five grandchildren; brothers, Roland (Laura), East Preston; Allen (Doreen), Toronto, Ont.; Louis (Laura), North Preston; Eric (Myrna), Toronto, Ont.; sisters, Irene (Alfonze) St. Jean, Toronto; Marion (Wayne) Bundy and Joyce Anne Downey, Toronto; Godchildren, Nelson Beals, Belinda Grant and Brandon Grant. He was predeceased by brothers, Edmund, Percy, Reggie, Parker, Lewis, Lloyd and Clifford; sisters, Edna, Elsie and Ellen. Archie was a member of St. Thomas United Baptist Church. He was kindhearted and free-spirited and loved everyone. He will be remembered by his laughter and his ways. His favorite pastime was video recording special events. Archie worked as a carpenter and labourer for many years. He worked with Tri-Corp General Labourer, Dean Metal Ltd., ES Martin Construction Ltd., Tower Masonry Contractor Ltd., Alliance Iron and Metal Ltd., Dominion Metal NS Ltd., Cadillac Paving and Siding Co. Viewing will be held 2-4 p.m. Thursday, May 14, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, and 7-9 p.m. in St. Thomas United Baptist Church, North Preston. The funeral service will be held on Friday, May 15, at 1 p.m. in St. Thomas United Baptist Church, Rev. Wallace Smith officiating. Burial in St. Thomas United Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Thomas United Baptist Church Building Fund. Special thank you to Dr. Mada Nestel and the staff of the Cardiac ICU Unit of Dartmouth General Hospital.
GOULD, Vaughn Hurley "Sonny"
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grampy and great-grampy, at age 70, suddenly at home on Monday, May 11, 2009. Born in Brookdale, he was a son of the late Harold and Freda (Hurley) Gould. Vaughn was employed for 33 years at Dunlap's Hardware in Amherst and then with A.J. Walker & Sons until his retirement. In his early years he was also employed at Robb's Engineering. In his career he traveled throughout New Brunswick and Nova Scotia where he made many "special friends" and business acquaintances. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, in early years a hockey player and tug of war teammate. Vaughn is survived by his wife, Marlene (Shannon) and children, Freda (Wendell Sears), Judith (Harry Lucci), Barbara (Rob Hansen), Rosemarie (Andy Kierstead), Janice, Vaughn Jr. (Annette) and Michael. He is also survived by grandchildren, Melissa, Robert, Sarah, Lisa, Jennifer, Samantha, Lucas, Logan, Leeam and Laiden. He is also survived by great-grandsons, Keegan and Brayden. He will be long remembered by brothers, Howard (Pat), Murray (Hazel) and George (Sandra) and sisters, Reta, Elsie, Rose (Dana Cosman) and Vera (Carroll McInnis); mother-in-law, Nellie Shannon; aunts, Myra Gould and Elva McCullouch and by several nieces, nephews and extended family who will have special memories of uncle "Sonny". He was predeceased by sister, Hilda Wilson; infant brother, Robert Daniel; father-in-law, James Edward "Shinney" Shannon. Vaughn's remains have been entrusted into the care of Furlong Jones Funeral Home, Amherst (667-8777) from where visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated from Holy Family Parish Church, Friday, May 15, at 9:30 a.m. Donations to a charity of the donor's choice gratefully appreciated.
90, of Halifax, passed away while surrounded by her loving family in the VG Site, QEII on Monday, May 11, 2009. Born in Halifax on July 6, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Peter Sampson and Amelia Mary (McNeil). She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Shirley (Eric) LeBlanc; grandchildren, Pauline (Paul) Lewis, Glen (Stephanie) LeBlanc; Sharon (Mark) Kelly; great-grandchildren, Michelle and Alexander Lewis, Taylor, Bryanna and Jocelyn LeBlanc. She is also survived by her sister, Edna Rosse, Coldbrook. She was predeceased by husband, John; sister, Katherine "Dolly" Smart. In her quiet and private way, she spent most of her life generously caring for others. She liked keeping up with the latest news and enjoyed sharing her wisdom and knowledge with her family. She touched the hearts of everyone she met and she had incredible wit and always had a way of making people laugh. Arrangements have been entrusted to J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Lacewood Drive. The funeral service will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at 339 Lacewood Dr., in Snow's Chapel. Interment to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Halifax. There will be no visitation at the family's request. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. "We will never forget your love; you will be with us always."
ROGERSON, Robert Scott "Robbie"
47, of Dartmouth, passed away May 6, 2009, at home. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Robert and Helen (Bryson) Rogerson. Robbie is survived by his companion, Helena Claridge; sisters, Glenda (Davis) Rogerson, Picton, Ont., and Brenda Mills, Bridgewater; brother, Ronnie Rogerson, Belleville, Ont.; nieces, Heather and Sheryl and nephews, Shane, Cadence, Jonah and Isaac. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 15, in A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Rev. Patricia Malin officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, Canada.
LORETTE, Alfred Joseph
The family is saddened to announce the death of Alfred Joseph Lorette of Chatham, Ont., and formerly of Amherst and Joggins, on Saturday, May 9, 2009, in Chatham-Kent Health Alliance in Chatham, at the age of 79. Born in Cape Pele, N.B., he was a son of the late Leon and Eva (Donnelle) Lorette. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and a long-term member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 10 and later in Chatham. He was employed with Morris Home Tire Services, Jack Wood Trucking - hauling steel, Amherst and later moved to Ontario and worked for Eaton Springs for over 20 years until his retirement. In his younger years Fred was an avid hockey player and enjoyed stockcar racing. Fred will be lovingly remembered by his son, Gary (Kathie) of Lower Sackville; daughter-in-law, Doris Lorette of Amherst; sisters, Vicki (Burton) Wood and Laura (Lorne) Wolfe, both Joggins; grandchildren, Terry and Doris's children, Jordan, Jade and Jesse; as well as Gary and Kathie's children, Jason, Andrew and Jenni; Terry and Gary's mother, Freda (Bill) Gallagher of Amherst; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Terry "Moosie" in 2003; his wife, Williamera Lorette; as well as his brother in infancy. Fred's remains were transferred to Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst (667-9906) from where visitation will be held today from 7-9 p.m. with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10 tribute service at 7 p.m. and parish prayers. Funeral mass will be celebrated from St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, Joggins, on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Father David MacDonald officiating. Reception to follow. Interment will take place at a later date in Ragged Reef Cemetery. Family flowers only. As an expression of sympathy, contributions can be made to the Palliative Care Unit of Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre.
LORETTE, Alfred Joseph
Died May 9, 2009. A son of the late Leon and Eva Lorette. Surviving are son, Gary; daughter-in-law, Doris Lorette; sisters, Vicki Wood and Laura Wolfe; grandchildren, Jordan, Jade, Jesse, Jason, Andrew and Jenni; Terry and Gary's mother, Freda Gallagher; many nieces, nephews. Predeceased by son, Terry; his wife, Williamera; brother in infancy. Visitation Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. in Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst with a Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10 tribute service at 7 p.m. and parish prayers. Funeral mass in St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, Joggins on Thursday at 11 a.m.
HILTZ, Linda Jean
61, of Hall's Harbour, Kings Co., passed away Saturday, May 9, 2009, surrounded by her family and loved ones in Valley Regional Hospital. Born in Berwick, Kings Co., Linda was predeceased by her father, Ralph Mahar. Linda spent most of her life in Hall's Harbour with her husband, David, where they raised their children, Shelley, Shawn (his wife, Krista) and David Shane. Linda was a devoted wife, mother and friend to many. She loved the outdoors, nature and spent her working years in the apple orchards of the Annapolis Valley, enjoying the peace and tranquility she was able to find there. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16, in Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Centreville. Donations in memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice.
TYLER, Violet "Audry"
85, of Truro, died May 5, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born February 9, 1924, in Brookfield, she was a daughter of the late Alvin and Ada (Henry) Carter. She is survived by son, Dwight C. (Mary) Tyler, Brookfield; granddaughters, Teresa M. Mingo of Halifax and Terri J. Mingo (John MacNeill) of Salmon River; brothers, Lloyd and Gordon of Ontario. She was predeceased by husband, Lorne B. Tyler; sisters, Gwen and Shirley; brothers, Warren and Glendon. Thanks to Dr. T. Locke and staff of the fourth floor, Colchester Regional Hospital. No funeral by her request. Her body has been donated to Dalhousie Medical Science.
ONGO, Erdeen "Deanie"
84, Springhill, died May 11, 2009, in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. Born in River Hebert, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Cherry "Chay" (Hoeg) Gower. Surviving are daughter, Marlene Brown; grandchildren, Bethany, Stephen Brown; great-grandchildren, Blake and Bennett; brother, Cecil "Bud" (Doris) Gower, Grande Cache, Alta. She was predeceased by brother, Vernon. Visitation today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, (597-2361) from where the funeral service will be Thursday, May 14, at 2 p.m. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, River Hebert.
SNIDER, Carl Reed
76, of Ross Corner, Kings Co., passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, May 11, 2009, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Murphy's Cove, Halifax Co., he was a son of the late Dorothy Snider. He had worked in construction until his retirement and enjoyed the outdoors, bird-watching and doing mechanical work. He is survived by his wife, Josie; stepson, Adam. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends, especially his best friend, Wayne Carey and Mabel. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 14, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 15, Rev. Robert Billings officiating. Burial will take place in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings Co. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Canadian Cancer Society, Red Cross Society, or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
GREENOUGH, Lawrence Irving "Buddy"
82, of Woodville, Hants Co., passed away Monday, May 11, 2009, in Windsor Elms Village, Windsor. Born on June 26, 1926, in Greenhill, Hants Co., he was a son of the late J. Earle and Laurie (Thompson) Greenough. A lifelong farmer in Woodville, he was a long-time Ayrshire Breeder, and exhibited cattle throughout the Maritime Provinces and Ontario, under the prefix of Brixham Farm. He was also a member of the Hants County Ox Association. His favorite past-time was work, work and more work. Buddy is survived by his children, Dana (Elizabeth) Greenough, Woodville; Dolores (Bill) Graves, Chester; Karleen Swinamer, Windsor; John (Ruth Anne) Greenough, Greenfield; grandchildren, Gillian (Albie) Greenough-Smethurst, Rawdon; Adrian (Jodi) Greenough, Scotch Village; Bob Graves, Halifax; Amy Graves, Toronto, Ont.; Ryan (Melanie) Swinamer, Hammonds Plains; Meghan (Chris) Grimes, Arkansas; Lindsay, Talia, Jacob and Simon Greenough, Greenfield; great-grandchildren, Cameron Webber, Jackson and Elwyn Smethurst, Joshua Greenough, Aiden Grimes; brother, Beverly "Bev" Greenough, Woodville; sisters, Helen (Bud) Ritchie, Mochelle, Annapolis Co.; Marion Newcombe, Windsor; Diane (Dick) Hermiston, Perth, Ont.; numerous nieces and nephews. Buddy was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, the former Freda Evelyn Benedict (May 31, 2006); sister, Eileen Davison. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King St., Windsor. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 14, in Newport United Church, Brooklyn, Hants Co., with Rev. Shelley Pick officiating. Interment will be held in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor. Donations in memory of Buddy may be made to a charity of one's choice.
DALZIEL, Gordon Davison
76, Sydney, died May 11, 2009, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Anne (O'Neill); sons, Gordon (Lynn), Kelowa, B.C.; Thomas (Pamela), Lantz; Frank (Heather), Red Deer, Alta.; Paul (Brenda), Sydney; sisters, Jane and Alix; grandchildren, Brendan, Jeffrey, Jared, Ashley, Robert, Ciara, Matthew; numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, May 14, in St. Theresa's Church, Sydney. Reception to follow in S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
GAUVIN, Bernadette Mary
89, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully May 9, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Fox Creek, N.B., she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Sarah LeBlanc. She worked at the Halifax Infirmary, Gerard Hall, from 1967 until retiring in 1984. She is survived by daughters, Freda (Don) Mills, Victoria, B.C.; Adette Clegg, Southfield, Mich.; Stella Cyr and Bertha Gauvin, both of Dartmouth; brother, Emile (Edith) of Oshawa, Ont.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Fred; grandson, Terry Cyr; sister, Laurianne LeBlanc and brother, Gerald A. LeBlanc. Cremation has taken place under the direction of A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home. Memorial mass will be held 9 a.m. Friday, May 15, in St. Paul's Catholic Church, Father Charles Burke officiating. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to a charity of choice.
BELL, Norah Gillespie
100, of Windsor, Hants Co., passed away Monday, May 11, 2009, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Norah was a resident of Gladys Manning Retirement Community in Windsor. Born in Northhampton, England on November 12, 1908, she was a daughter of the late Rev. John and Isabella (Gillespie) Bell of Upper Canard. Norah grew up in Upper Canard in her youth and later she lived in Bermuda and Trinidad, returning to Nova Scotia, she worked at Stanfield's Investments and Northeast Equipment. Upon retirement she resided in Kentville and was an active member of the United Church of St. Paul and St. Stephen's. She is survived by nieces, Carole (John) Robinson, Bedford; Joan (Jim) Smith, Winnipeg; Patricia (Gus) Visman, Alberta; nephew, Dr. John (Sue) Bell, Wisconson; several great and great great-nieces and nephews. Norah was predeceased by her parents and brothers, Dr. Munro Bell, Upper Stewiacke; John Bell, Birmingham, England. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, Windsor. Memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home Chapel, 194 King St., Windsor, Rev. Bill Gibson officiating. Interment of ashes will be in Burgess Cemetery, Canard, Kings Co. The family wish to thank the nursing staff of Hants Community Hospital second floor for the wonderful care given to Norah during her stay there.