BROWN (Creelman), Flora "Elizabeth"
71, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2009, in Elizabeth Scott Care Center, Maurnee, Ohio. She was born in Halifax on October 10, 1937, to Samuel J. and F. Mabel (Bentley) Creelman. She graduated with honors from the Nova Scotia Hospital School of Nursing in 1959. She later received her Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie University. Elizabeth was a seasoned traveler who spent a year in Europe. She enjoyed playing piano, gardening and she loved animals. She married Jack H. Brown in Dartmouth on June 14, 1969. Her favorite job was as a librarian at Boalt Hall, Berkeley University in California. A devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend, she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Surviving are her loving husband of 39 years, Jack; daughter, Carolyn J. Brown; stepsons, Michael Brown, Anthony Brown; nephew, James Creelman; nieces, Beverly Gallant and Donalda Stone. She was preceded in death by brother, Donald Creelman; sister, Clare Stewart and niece, Nancy Creelman. A memorial service will take place in Port Wallis United Church, 236 Waverley Rd., Dartmouth (902-435-3644) on Friday, May 22, beginning at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ivan Gregan officiating. Burial will take place in Riverside Cemetery in Upper Stewiacke. Arrangements are under the direction of Cole Harbour Funeral Home. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Parkinson's Society of Canada, Maritime Region.
GALLANT, Hugh Francis
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Hugh Francis Gallant, age 52, of Amherst, announce his passing on Saturday, May 16, 2009. Born in Amherst, he was a son of Geraldine (Nelson) Gallant of Amherst and the late Frank Gallant. After graduating from Amherst Regional High School, he attended Maritime Forest Ranger School in Frederiction, where he received his Forest Ranger diploma. Hugh worked for the Department of Natural Resources for 27 years as a Conservation Officer, working out of the Oxford office. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed nature and the outdoors. Hugh was involved in Christmas tree management and took great pride in providing Christmas trees to the local area and his family and friends. Besides his mother, Hugh is survived by his son, Matthew of Amherst; sisters, Margaret (LeRoy) Morris of Amherst and Lois (Doug) Noiles of Upper Nappan; brothers, Roger (Elaine) of Calgary, Alta.; and Robert of Amherst; and several nieces and nephews. Hugh was predeceased by his wife, the former Kathy Ripley and daughter, Erin. His family will receive visitors in Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst (667-9906) on Wednesday, May 20, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. from First Baptist Church, Amherst, with Rev. Byron Corkum officiating. Interment will take place in St. Charles-Nativity Cemetery, Amherst. Donations in Hugh's memory may be made to Trout Nova Scotia or the charity of your choice.
MITTEN, Lawrence "Ralph"
81 of Halifax, passed away on May 14, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Castor, Alta., he was a son of the late Thomas and Mary (Graham-Bell) Mitten. Ralph is survived by his wife, the former Pauline Doal; daughters, Suzanne (Kevin Moore) of Saskatchewan; Merrilynn (Russ Sims) of Halifax; son, Paul (Lynn) of St. John's, N.L.; sisters, Irene Burt, Pearl Chambers and Molly Grey of Ontario and grandchildren, Justin and Jessica. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, James and Joseph and sister, Florence. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held one hour before the service in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax, where a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, in the funeral home chapel. Burial to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to a charity of choice.
WOLFE, Randall Firmin
49, Broad Cove. With heavy hearts we announce the passing of a beloved husband, father and grandfather, after a long and brave fight with Multiple Sclerosis. Randall was born in Bridgewater and was a Ground Fisherman and a Lobster Fisherman all his working life. He will be missed by all who knew him. Surviving are his loving wife, the former Corrine Baker; daughters, Alana (Ryan Jennings), Vogler's Cove; Katelyn, at home, who were his devoted caregivers; also special grandson, Aiden Ryan Randall Jennings; mother, June Smith, Broad Cove; father, Firmin Wolfe and stepmother, Irene, Petite Riviere; brother, Maynard (Barb) and sister, Elizabeth (Bernard) Conrad, and niece and nephew, all of Broad Cove. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, with funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday in R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville, Pastor Philip Locke officiating. Burial in the family plot in Pleasantville Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. A reception for family and friends will follow the service in Broad Cove Hall.
GALLANT, Judy Lynn
57, of Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, died Thursday, May 14, 2009, in the manor. Born in British Columbia, she was a daughter of the late William and Margaret Greening. Judy was a resident of Glen Haven Manor for the past nine years, having previously resided in Lorne, Pictou Co., and British Columbia. She worked as a Realtor for some time and was an avid horse enthusiast. She is survived by her husband, Patrick Gallant, Halifax; sons, Derrick and Davis, both of British Columbia; brother, David, Washington State; and sister, Karen, British Columbia. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service by request. The cremains will be transferred to British Columbia at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow.
DARES, Michael Patrick
46, of Timberlea, passed away suddenly May 17, 2009, at home. Born in Halifax, Michael was a son of Clyde and Helen Dares, Halifax. Michael attended Queen Elizabeth and St. Pat's High Schools and was a graduate of Nova Scotia Community College. He was employed with IMP Aerospace, Burnside, as a journeyman Machinist. Michael enjoyed traveling, he and Karen toured the world; he had the time of his life on their trip to Sydney, Australia, during the 2000 Paralympic Games. Michael enjoyed his ATV, sailing, family, and friends and lived everyday to the fullest. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Karen (Dauphinee); sister, Janet (Scott) Brown, Bedford; mother and father-in-law, Jack and Daisy Dauphinee, Tantallon; sisters-in-law, Marilyn (Gary) Meade, Bev (Ed) DeWolfe; nephews, Cory, Brandon Brown, Chris DeWolfe, Matthew Meade, John and Jeff Dauphinee; nieces, Sarah Meade, Tina (Sean) Marsden; great-nephew, Hunter; aunts, uncles and cousins. Michael was predeceased by his father, Clyde; paternal grandparents, Letoil and Bennett Dares; maternal grandparents, Minnie and Ted Holman; brother-in-law, John and sister-in-law, Carolyn Dauphinee. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 21, between the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. in City Church, 276 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax, with Pastor Jerry Kendrick assisted by Father Mark Marshall officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or charity of your choice. "For Michael perform a random act of kindness to a complete stranger and you will make a friend."
ROBINSON, William Albert III
54, Chester. So sorry to announce Bill passed away May 13, 2009, in the South Shore Regional Hospital. Born in Lethbridge, Alta. to the late William and Elizabeth Theresa (Mikla) Robinson. Bill was predeceased by his brother, Gregory Robinson, and nephew Brendan Franz. He is survived by sisters, Pamela Robinson, Darcea Sullivan; brother, Brett Robinson, and nephews and nieces. Bill's family consisted of Swedish-American, British, Hungarian grandparents, and a Chinese uncle reflecting an immigrant connection. Growing up in Calgary, Bill worked in the car industry and on to Medicine Hat working with motorcycles. Bill's sense of adventure took him for a holiday to Halifax, with his hockey skates in a duffle bag. He loved it and stayed. He worked for Dartmouth Chrysler, then entrepreneurial real estate pursuits, historic renovation work, and more. Bill had a myriad of interests that he enthusiastically researched, the latest being golf and art (painting). Bill's spirit, strength of character, optimism and humor carried him through a liver transplant in London, Ont. in 2002, and through recent complications. His wife, Susan Specht, loved and was proud of Bill and helped Bill do the work needed to achieve good health along with the medical teams involved. Thank you. Cremation was under the care of Serenity Funeral Home, Port Williams. There will be no service. A memorial will be held at a later date. Please consider organ donation.
WARDELL, Dennis Milton
It is with great sadness that the family of Dennis Milton Wardell, 55, of First South announce his passing on Tuesday May 12, 2009, while vacationing with friends in Moraira, Spain. Born in Hamilton, Ont., he was the son of Earl Wardell of Hamilton, Ont. and the late Constance (French) Wardell. A meat cutter by trade, he worked at the Dominion Store in Dartmouth and Lunenburg, Victor Greek's Meat Market, Bridgewater and Meat Manager for Lunenburg and Mahone Bay Save Easy Stores. He then owned and operated the Ye Olde Town Meat Market in Lunenburg for a number of years. Dennis also worked in the shipping and receiving department of Eastern Electronics, the Dry Storage for High Liner Foods and as a custodian for Lunenburg County School Board. At the time of his passing, Dennis was employed as a school bus driver with Perry Rand. Dennis will be remembered by many for his art of Sausage Making and helping friends at Deer Hunting Season, cutting up their prize. Active within his community over the years, Dennis was an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #23, Lunenburg, and a former member of the I.O.O.F. Confidence Lodge, Riverport and the Riverport and Lunenburg Fire Departments. As a lover of nature, Dennis enjoyed boating and camping in the LaHave Islands. His love of music brought a great deal of pleasure while entertaining at the piano for family and friends. Above all, Dennis enjoyed the simple pleasures of life. He will be missed by so many. Besides his father, Dennis is survived by his wife, Karen; sons, Matthew of Riverport, and Patrick at home; sister, Diane (Peter) Wagner of Fancy Lake; brother, Paul (Jody) Wardell of Hamilton. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. #3, Lunenburg. A service to celebrate Dennis's life will be held Friday at 6:30 p.m. in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Ken Wild officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Crohns and Colitis Foundation of Canada or to any other charity.
SMITH, Mary "Evelyn"
91, of Shelburne, went home to be with the Lord, peacefully surrounded by her family, on Sunday morning, May 17, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born on September 19, 1917, in Port LaTour, Shelburne Co., she was a daughter of the late Claude and Deborah (Smith) Smith. She worked in her father's grocery store before moving to Shelburne in 1941. She then began work as a postal clerk, rising to the position of Postmaster in Shelburne until her retirement in 1972. She was a long-time member of the Port LaTour and Shelburne Baptist Churches, holding many offices over the years. She was on the executive of the Christian Women's Club and Women's Missionary Society. She served on the Board of the Children's Aid Society. Evelyn was a charter member of the Shelburne County Genealogical Society and did extensive research for many years, providing many people with valuable information on their family histories. She was a member of Roseway Hospital Auxiliary and Shelburne Historical Society. She enjoyed many hobbies including stamp collecting. She was a voracious reader, an avid flower gardener and knitter, producing many valued sweaters for her nieces and nephews over the years. She also enjoyed travelling to many different countries. She is survived by sisters, Ruth (Walter) Wilson, Barrington Passage, and Dorothy Smith, Shelburne; sisters-in-law, Joan Smith, Ottawa: Helen Smith, Massachusetts; Rita Smith, Florida; many cousins, nieces, nephews, two great-nieces and nephews and one great great-niece. She was predeceased by brothers, Wilfred, Donald and Albert. He life was defined by her faith and service to God, and her love and devotion to her family, by whom she was greatly loved. She was an integral part of our family and will be greatly missed. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Shelburne. Funeral service will be Thursday at 3 p.m. in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tim Johnson officiating, assisted by Rev. Tom Townsend. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shelburne Baptist Church, World Vision or a charity of choice.
WILSON (Illsley), Freda Myrick
Passed away peacefully on September 8, 2008, in her 90th year in Kingston, Ont. She was predeceased by her husband, Douglas L. Wilson (1995). Loving mother to Robert (Glenda) of Calgary; James (Lynne) of Vancouver; Elizabeth of Kingston; and Douglas (Kathleen) Glenwood; cherished grandmother to Karen and Christina, Vancouver; and Everett, Montreal; proud great-grandmother to Katie and Bobbi. She was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Laura Illsley of Berwick; and siblings, Charles Illsley and Esther Simpson (of Halifax). Freda was born and raised through childhood in the Berwick area. She attended Horton Academy before working in Halifax. She married Douglas Wilson in 1942, and soon moved to Vulcan, Alta., where she raised her family. Another move in 1964 took them to Belleville, Ont. She worked for Belleville City Hall Tax Department until her retirement in 1984, when she moved to Kingston, Ont. Her "golden years" were both challenging and rewarding, filled with travel to family, student boarders, volunteer work, knitting and other projects. This included 20 years as bookkeeper for a friends business that offered stimulating lectures for seniors. She also befriended the computer, enjoying this instant means of communicating with friends and family. The solitaire game, FreeCell, intrigued her to the end; she played and won over 25,000 different games as they were dealt by the computer. On Saturday, May 23, at 2 p.m., her children invite friends and family to a gathering at the Illsley Family Plot in Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, for a graveside service.
PATTERSON, Robert Richard "Bob"
69, Hubbards. It is with great sadness that we announce the death of loved husband, father and grandfather, Bob Patterson, on May 17, 2009. Born December 16, 1939, in Roger Hill, he was the loving husband of Barbara (Sheppard) Patterson; devoted father to his daughters and their partners, Alana (Tracey) and Sherri (Larry Miles) and adored grandfather of Jamie, Logan, Emma, Dylan, Larissa and Cody. He is also survived by his siblings and their spouses, Gerald (Lola), David (Maria), Doris (Wayne) and Lee (Leonard). After leaving Nova Scotia Power, where he worked for many years, Bob worked in Saudi Arabia for seven years and New Orleans for one. In his retirement he found his dream job working part-time at Chester Golf Club, where he enjoyed both marshaling and golfing! He spent his retirement years traveling with his wife and family and golfing with his many friends. Special thanks to the staff of the VG site, QEII, for their excellent care and support. Funeral service will be held in Emmanuel Anglican Church, Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield, Wednesday, May 20, at 2 p.m. with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Emmanuel Anglican Church. Bob will be greatly missed but we know he's gone off to golf the greater links.
McCALLUM, Robert Graham
83, of the Camphill Veterans' Memorial Building QEII, Halifax formerly of Glengary, Pictou Co. died Friday May 15, 2009, in the Hospital. Born in Kentville, he was a son of the late John Alexander and Ethel (Atwater) McCallum. Robert was a resident of the Veterans' Memorial Building in Halifax for the past two years, having previously resided in Glengary, Pictou Co. for over 40 years. He served with the Royal Canadian Airforce as a Machinist, serving overseas during the Second World War, with the rank of LAC. Bob had an inquisitive mind and had many interests and talents. He was an accomplished machinist and gunsmith and in his later years had a keen interest in writing poetry. Bob loved his home in Glengary, where he could watch the seasons change, as he enjoyed the many aspects of nature available in his own backyard. Surviving are a son, Robert Lewis (Isabel), Alberta; daughters, Connie (Ernie) MacDonald, MacLellan's Brook; Leona Embree (Harold), Truro; Debra Buttle, Coalburn; Charmaine Ashton (John), Bridgeville; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister M. Lee Mawdsley, New Glasgow; special cousin, Estelle Grant, Bedford; his wife, the former Enid Dobbin, Riverton. Predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth "Betty" Christine Beaton; son, Alexander "Sandy" Graham McCallum, and a sister Grace Irene Chisholm. Cremation to take place. There will be no visitation or service by request of the family. A private family committal service will be held in the Lorne Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Robert may be made to the Pictou County SPCA.