GROVER, Jennie Odessa
87, of Bayfield, Antigonish Co., passed away with her family by her side in St. Martha's Regional Hospital Thursday, May 14, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Clinton Austin Grover and loving and devoted mother of Myrna (Angus) Tait and Shirly (George) Green of Bayfield; William (Audrey) Grover of Dartmouth, and Joseph (Mary) Grover of Bayfield. Survived by her loving sister, Edna Feltmate Bond, she was a daughter of the late Herbert Garfield Feltmate and Sarah Lumsden Feltmate. She was predeceased by her baby triplet in infancy, Johnny; sister, Gertrude Feltmate Bowie; and brothers, Ross Feltmate, Roland Feltmate and William Feltmate. Adoring Nanny will also be missed by her 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and seven greatgreat-grandchildren and friends. Jennie will be greatly missed by all who loved her but will live on in our hearts and memories always. Visitation today, May 16 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish. A celebration of Jennie's life will be held Sunday, May 18 at 1 p.m. in St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church, Bayfield, with Rev. Dawn Leger officiating. Burial to follow in St. Bartholomew Cemetery, Cole Harbour, Guysborough Co. Donations may be made to St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church, Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
BREWER, Helen Rose
89, of Halifax, formerly of Ingonish Beach, Victoria Co., Cape Breton, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII Thursday, May 14, 2009. Born in Ingonish Beach, she was a daughter of the late William and Jen (Whitty) Powers. She was loved by all who knew her, a generous heart, a giving manner, she was always there for those in need. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her and whose lives she touched. Surviving are sons, Gary (Donna) Brewer of Beaver Bank, and Harold "Butch" Brewer of Halifax; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Harry Brewer; sons, James, Clayton, William, Wayne; brothers, Frank, Gordon, Leo Powers; sister, Nora Niles. Cremation has taken place and no visitation by request. Funeral mass will be held Wednesday, May 20, at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 2267 Brunswick St., Halifax, Father Jean Marc Laporte will officiate with a private burial in Oakridge Memory Garden, Lower Sackville at a later date. Donations in Helen's memory may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are under the care of Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax.
MORASH, Marshall Clarence
73, of Amherst and formerly of West Dover, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 14, 2009, in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Upper Nappan, with his wife and daughters by his side. Born in West Dover, Halifax Co., he was a son of the late Clarence W. and Frances E. (MacKinnon) Morash. Marsh was a fisherman by trade and worked on the icebreaker Laurier and Sir. William Alexander. He also did construction work in Halifax and later started his own business known as D&M Morash until his retirement. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, the former Joyce Ogden of Amherst; daughters, Wendy (Kevin) Delong of Dartmouth; Becky (Bill) MacKay, Susan (Jimmy) Murphy, Marsha (Tony) Haylock, Valerie (Wayne Jackson) Fage, all of Amherst area, and Tracy (Bill) Allen of Aulac, N.B.; sisters, Gwendolyn Countway, Audrey Publicover, both of West Dover, and Joyce Forgeron of Whites Lake; as well as brothers, Everett of West Dover, and Phillip (Rosalee) of Terrence Bay; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Mable Holmes and Estella "Stell" Forest; brothers, Seaton "Pidge" and Foster. A time of visitation will be held today from 7-9 p.m. in Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst, NS (667-9906) at which time the remains will be transferred to Ronald A. Walker Funeral Homes, 13549 Peggy's Cove Rd., Tantallon, NS (826-1331) with visiting on Sunday, May 17, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Byron Corkum officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in St. James Cemetery, West Dover. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions can be made to the Palliative Care Unit of Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice.
CAMPBELL, Kenneth R.
77, of Parrsboro, Cumberland Co. With heavy hearts we announce the death of a beloved husband, adored father and very special Pa. Ken was born in 1931 in Clarksville to John Reginald and Edna (Bulmer) Campbell. He was the fourth youngest of five children, Joyce (Scott Keith), Rae (Winston Meehan), Bernard (Ada) and Malcolm. He spent many happy hours being a part of his many nieces and nephews' lives. He will now be able to once again be with his mom and dad and his brothers. He married Joyce (Wilton) who he met in Toronto and quickly decided that she was the love of his life. They had two children in Toronto. David was the first to arrive in 1962, followed by Diane in 1964. He worked in Toronto for a period after they were married and then decided that it was time to go back to Nova Scotia where he joined his brother Bernard in the grocery business. He stayed in Upper Rawdon until 1972 when an opportunity to purchase a store in Parrsboro arose. He moved to Parrsboro and opened Campbell's Red & White. He built a very strong business with his best friend, Joyce. He loved his store and serving the public. His devotion to the community was endless as he held offices in the Parrsboro Lions Club, Parrsboro & District Board of Trade, and Trinity United Church. His volunteer efforts never went unnoticed as he and his very dear friend Mel (Sinn) could be seen very early summer mornings out watering the town flowers or barbequing chicken on band day with Ron (Levy) or tending the canteen with Elmer (Ling) during Old Home Week. He sold his business, Ken's Grocery & Meat Market, to his daughter Diane in May 1993. He was happy about this as he could still go in and straighten shelves and talk with everyone. He was happy to have the extra time to devote to his love of gardening and landscaping at his home in Greenhill. He was also very happy to have the extra time to spend with his grandchildren. Malcolm was the first to arrive for David and Audra, then Christopher and Sarah from Diane followed by a brother for Malcolm and Nicholas. His grandchildren meant the world to him and he was their Pa. He loved to rock and hold them and was very involved and a special part of their lives. He had many health issues in his life and showed himself to be a true fighter. He overcame pancreatitis, diabetes and open heart surgery. He spent his last year at Gables with Alzheimer disease but never stopped working in his store, gardening or caring for people. He always had a smile for us and was affectionately called 'Papa' by the staff. Visitation will be held 2-5 p.m. Sunday in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, May 18 in Trinity United Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Sandra Riddell officiating. We would respectively request family flowers only. Donations may be made to Trinity United Church, Parrsboro or to a charity of your choice.
POTTS, Bradford Kent
47, Nictaux, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 13, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Halifax, May 12, 1962, Brad loved life and was a generous, much-loved husband, friend, son, brother, uncle and boss. Brad started in the grocery business at an early age at Wades, becoming owner and manager of Foodland in Middleton and eventually manager of Sobeys in Greenwood. He took great pride in his work and all his employees, former and present staff at Sobeys. Brad loved his time at Lake Pleasant. As a seasonal camper for over 40 years, he enjoyed his campfires, charcoal wieners, taking kids for tube rides and a spirited game of crib with friends. He was an avid Montreal Canadiens fan, was a goaltender for many years and enjoyed being outdoors golfing, snowmobiling, four-wheeling and boating. Brad was very proud of his family and friends. He is loved and sadly missed by his wife, Ginny (Burns); best friends and faithful companions, Ryely and Fergie; parents, Lois and John, Belleville, Ont.; brother, John (Heather) and nephew, Grant, Packingham, Ont.; sister, Sara, Guelph, Ont. He will be greatly missed by good friends, Paula and Rod, Kevin, Angela and Garrett. Brad was predeceased by his grandparents, Ray and Helen Francis. "Mr. P" was loved by his extended family and friends. Visitation will take place from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Sunday, May 17, in Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448, where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Monday, May 18, Rev. Bill McLeod officiating. Interment will be in Nictaux Cemetery. A reception for family and friends will follow in Nictaux Fire Hall. Donations in memory of Brad may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the QEII Health Sciences Centre.
KOYAS, Panagiota "Pota"
87, Main Street, Westville, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2009, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Greece, she was a daughter of the late Demetre and Fiori Vasiliou. She came to Canada in 1973. She and her family opened and operated the Highland Regent Restaurant, and later the Acropole Restaurant. She is survived by sons, Andre (wife Rhonda), Westville; Spiro, Westville; grandchildren, Steve, Jandalee, Drea, Stravros, and Alcina; four great-grandchildren, Madeline, Liam, Amelia, and Gabriel. She was predeceased by her husband, Stravros "Steve"; sister, Maria; and brothers, George, Chris, and John. Visitations will be held from 7-9 p.m today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Her funeral service will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. in Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville with Father Theothoros officiating. Burial will be in the Lorne Street Cemetery, New Glasgow.
WEBB, Pearl Catherine
With great sorrow we announce the death of Pearl Catherine Bernadette Webb who died at the age of 83 in the early morning of May 8, 2009, in St. Vincent's Nursing Home, Halifax. Born Pearl Daye, March 13, 1926, to Ernest William Daye and Ethel Eldora Faulkner in Jeddore, she is survived by husband, Howard; children, Rosemary, Christina, and James; grandchildren, Jorma, James, Adrien, Genevieve, Jeremiah, and Gregory. She was predeceased by her son, Gerald (1994); brother, Gerald (1978); and sister, Muriel Nash (2006). A devoted mother and wife, after graduating from the Halifax School for the Blind, she was a novice nun and school teacher, as well as a volunteer for the CNIB until her senior years. She will be cremated with funeral services to be determined. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. James United Church, Jeddore. For further information call Geraldine Myers (902) 889-2391.
COOK, Lyell William Martell
Age 20. Lyell's spirit soared into the heavens on Saturday, May 9, 2009. He was transformed as a result of a tragic electrical accident in India. Lyell, our sweet son, was on a spiritual journey which led him to a level of understanding of the meaning of life that most will never attain. He approached his own life with a deep understanding of one basic principle: that there is LOVE and there is love's shadow, FEAR. He overcame his own fear and helped others overcome theirs, allowing love to flow in and take its place. He had the courage to share his knowledge and insights of his spiritual journey and thereby spread his love to others. His smile exuded light and love to all. Lyell gave thanks daily for the abundance that the universe had bestowed upon him. His simple humility, the strength of his character and the power of his love captured the hearts and minds of everyone he met. His happiness with simply being alive spread joy to others. We, his parents, feel privileged to have been part of Lyell's life. He is where he was meant to be. Lyell is survived by his parents, Harry Cook and Anne Martell; his brother, Jonathan Cook, and sister Jennifer (Cook) Kamphuys; grandmother, Patricia Martell; uncle, John Martell; aunts, Heather Martell and Jenny Costelo; uncle, Leonard Cook; aunts, Joyce (Cook) MacNeil and Shirley (Cook) Pollard, as well as many cousins, including Tami, Kelly, Ashley and Amanda. See facebook group "The road to recovery for Lyell Cook" for Lyell's amazing array of friends. On Monday, May 18 there will be a small prayer ceremony on Micou's Island at the end of Indian Point Rd. in Glenhaven at 10 a.m. followed by a celebration of Lyell's life from 12 - 6 p.m. in the Shambala Centre, 13495 Peggy's Cove Rd., Upper Tantallon. As Lyell would have liked, in lieu of flowers, please conduct an anonymous and random act of kindness to a perfect stranger. "Only one thing will make a soul complete, and that thing is love."
LIVELY, Beverly Ann
Born September 21, 1957. Age 51. Sadly we announce that Beverly lost her battle with cancer on Friday, May 15, 2009. She was surrounded by her loving family who stayed by her side until God called her home. She is survived by her partner, Mark Lively Sr.; children, Mark (Dustin), Melissa (Sarah) and Melinda (Philana); brother, Richard; nieces, Morgan and Alex; father, Wally. Predeceased by her mother, Kathleen. Bev will be sadly missed by her dear friends including her best friend of 35 years Beverly Davidson. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Palliative Care Unit of the VG Site QEII Hospital for their care and support. Visitation will be held today from 2-5 p.m. in Sackville United Baptist Church, 1240 Old Sackville Rd. The funeral service will be held Monday, May 18 at 11 a.m. in Sackville United Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sackville United Baptist Church.
CURNEW, Austin "Dossie",
67, of Concession, passed away, Saturday, May 16, 2009, at home. Born in Stephenville Crossing to Viola (Russell) and William Curnew, he was an avid Dame de Pique player and loved to dance. His favorite food was fish and chips, bought and eaten at the wharf. He is survived by companion, Diane Bezanson; sons, Perry (Joyce), Jason, Leroy, Trevor and daughter, Rebecca (Loveon) Parsons, Newfoundland; stepchildren, Marlene (Carl) Doucette, Cow Bay; Marilyn Ramey, Bridgetown; Deanna (Terry) Bezanson, Sheffield's Mills; Robert (Kelly) Bezanson, New Minas; Ronald Dugas, Concession; sisters, Violet (Harold) Eisenbart and Lena Bricker of New Jersey; Clara Gabriel, Newfoundland; brother, LeRoy Bennett, Eastern Passage; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by companion, Cecile Duncan; sisters, Barbara and Marie; brothers, Chris and Francis. Arrangements are under the direction of Meteghan Funeral Home. A memorial service will take place in Concession at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, Père Paul Belliveau will officiate.
DEVEAU, Valerie Jean
48, of Mount Uniacke, passed away on May 16, 2009, at home. Born in New Glasgow, she was the daughter of Shirley (Harper) Morgan and the late Gordon Sangster. Valerie enjoyed doing crafts and her own home renovations. She loved to take broken items apart, fix and then reassemble them. She was a collector of many different things. Valerie enjoyed spending as much time as she could with her grandson, Dylan. She will be fondly remembered for her outgoing personality. She is survived by her loving husband, Stephen Deveau; children, Mitchell Diamond, Chrystal Diamond, Derrick Kelly, all of Sackville; Danielle Deveau, Cape Breton; only grandchild, Dylan Budden; stepfather, John Morgan; brothers, Gordon Sangster, Noel and Ross Sangster, Wolfville. She will be sadly missed, but never forgotten by her family and many friends. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr. Cremation will follow the visitation. A burial will be held in Oakridge Memory Gardens. Donations in Valerie's memory may be made to The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.
LIVELY, Beverly Ann
Born September 21, 1957. Age 51. Sadly we announce that Beverly lost her battle with cancer on Friday, May 15, 2009. She was surrounded by her loving family who stayed by her side until God called her home. She is survived by her partner, Mark Lively Sr.; children, Mark (Dustin), Melissa (Sarah) and Melinda (Philana); brother, Richard; nieces, Morgan and Alex; father, Wally. Predeceased by her mother, Kathleen. Bev will be sadly missed by her dear friends including her best friend of 35 years Beverly Davidson. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Palliative Care Unit of the VG Site QEII Hospital for their care and support. Visitation was held yesterday from 2-5 p.m. in Sackville United Baptist Church, 1240 Old Sackville Rd. The funeral service will be held today at 11 a.m. in Sackville United Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sackville United Baptist Church.
BOWES, Frederick Alexander "Sandy"
68, of Pictou, passed away in the Palliative Care Unit of Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow on May 15, 2009. Sandy was born in Pictou, the oldest son of the late Frederick C. and Christina (McVean) Bowes. He was an active member of the United Church of Canada and served on various committees in many different churches across the province. His first career was serving in the RCN for 13 years, retiring as a CPO. Upon graduation from Dalhousie University, he began his second career with the Children's Aid Society of Lunenburg County. Sandy continued his career in various positions within the Dept. of Community Services. He retired in 1998 as the Regional Administrator of the Dept. of Community Services, Southwestern region of Nova Scotia. Sandy is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Donna (Teed); daughters, Lori (Paul) Day, Angus, Ont.; Tracey (Troy) Foote, Lockeport; three adored grandsons, Ryan and Matthew Day, and Jacob Foote; brother, Ian (Geraldine) Bowes, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou from where funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, with Rev. Mary-Beth Moriarity officiating. A reception will follow in Pictou United Church Hall. Family flowers only. Donations in his memory may be made to the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society or to a charity of choice.