MacMULLIN, Wayne Arthur
New Waterford, passed away on May 15, 2009. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Roddy MacMullin and parents Rita (Aucoin) and Francis A. Campbell. Surviving are his wife, Marg (Cameron); daughters, Lynn (James) MacMullin-Cudmore, Shauna MacMullin, Glenn MacMullin; sister, Lois (Ed) Pauk and nieces, Elaina and Lavana. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. Funeral mass of celebration for Wayne will take place 10 a.m. on May 21 in the Parish of St. Leonard, St. Michael Church. Cremation will follow. Burial will be at a later date.
SCOTT, Stacy Brian
38, Dartmouth, passed away suddenly Friday, May 15, 2009. Born in Halifax, he was the beloved son of Rae and Edith (Keddy) Scott, Eastern Passage. He worked at Esso Home Comfort. Stacy was a wonderful son, father and husband. Besides his parents he is survived by his wife, Rhonda; his son, Curtis; stepchildren, Allen (Jolena), Cayla and Corey; brothers, Dwayne (Yvonne), Halifax; Royden (Patricia), Eastern Passage; grandmother, Theresa Keddy, Cole Harbour; nephews, Brandon and Ryan, as well as several aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by grandparents, Clarence and Leola Scott, and Roy Keddy. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in Eastern Passage Community Funeral Home (466-2281), 5 Cow Bay Rd., Eastern Passage, Rev. Patricia Malin officiating. Family flowers only by request, in lieu please consider a donation in Stacy's memory to any charity.
STODDARD, Murray Albert
It is with great sadness, that the family of Murray Albert Stoddard, 91, of Lunenburg, announce his peaceful passing on Saturday, May 16, 2009, in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Clement and Gertrude (Knickle) Stoddard. Murray served with the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War and then went on to work as a molder for 32 years with the Lunenburg Foundry and Engineering. His career then took him to work with Canada Post in Lunenburg, retiring after 18 years. Active within his community, Murray held Honorary and Life memberships for his long-standing service over the years to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #23, Lunenburg, and the Lunenburg Fire Department respectively. He was a member of St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg and the last surviving member of his immediate family. In his earlier years Murray took great interest in sports and will be remembered for his enjoyment of hockey and baseball. Murray will be missed by all his family and many friends. Murray is survived by daughters, Karen (Brian) Demone, Lunenburg; Betty (Robert) Holland, North Saanich, B.C.; grandchildren, Stephen, Stacey (Keith), Kassia and Charis; great-grandchildren, J'Naya and Tobias; two nieces and one nephew. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Jean Byers; sisters, Muriel Awalt, Beatrice Young, and brother, Robert Stoddard. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. #3, Lunenburg, where a Legion service will be held Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. followed by visitation from 7-9 p.m. Service to celebrate Murray's life will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Michael Mitchell officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John's Anglican Church, the Lunenburg Fire Department or to a charity of your choice.
BOWERS, Doreen Elsie
87 of Halifax passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2009. She was born in Cherry Hill, Lunenburg Co. to the late Captain Earl Bowers and the late Annie (McKenzie) Bowers. Doreen lived in the Halifax area since she was 17 years old. Doreen is survived by her brother Robert E. Bowers of Cherry Hill, and her sister Olga B. (Bowers) Nauss of Mill Village. Doreen will be missed by her friends and acquaintances in Halifax. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of your choice.
JAMIESON, Joseph "Joe"
96, Glace Bay, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2009. Born in Glace Bay, Joe was a son of Charles and Mary Jamieson. Survived by his son, Joey and daughter, Elaine. Joe will also missed by his many grand and great-grandchildren as they all enjoyed many happy and fun days with grandpa Joe. Predeceased by his wife Virginia; daughter, Lily, and son-in-law, Joe Phalen; brothers, Lauchie, Richard, John and Neil; sisters, Mary, Kitty and Addie. Visitation will be held today at 10 a.m. in Curry's Funeral Home, Glace Bay, followed by Funeral Mass of Resurrection in Holy Cross Church at 11 a.m.
SEARS, Frances Lillian "Fran"
74 of Bedford, passed away May 16, 2009, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Burin, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Harry and Marion (Isaacs) Beazley. Fran enjoyed spending time with her family, and will be fondly remembered for her wonderful sense of humour. She is survived by her daughter, Carla Sears, Bedford; son, Alan (Barbara) Sears, Santa Cruz, Calif.; brothers, Thomas (Audrey Lowe) Beazley, Hammonds Plains; Fraser Beazley, Bedford. Frances was predeceased by husband, Sidney E.G. "Bob" Sears. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, May 22, in the chapel of Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Rev. Ardyth Ash officiating. A reception will follow. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Special thanks to the VON, Northwood Home Care, doctors and nurses of the Palliative Care Unit, VG Site, QEII, family doctor, Brian Ashton and friend, Marilyn Clarke for their exceptional care.
LEWIS, Royal G. "Junior"
73, of Debert, and formerly of Five Islands, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Five Islands, he was the eldest son of the late Royal and Gleneida (Davis) Lewis. He enjoyed country and western music and was an avid fisherman. He was a member of Peniel United Church in Five Islands and was a choir member for many years. He is survived by his wife, Leora (MacBurnie) (Paul) Lewis; stepdaughter, Janelle Oakley (Craig), Calgary; stepsons, Kenneth Paul (Brenda), Bowmanville, Ont.; Scott Paul (Kathy), Springhill; sisters, Linda Henneberry, Lower Sackville; Trudy Eagles, Lower Five Islands; brothers, Morton (Noreen), Barry, Arnold, all of Five Islands; Sydney (Bev), Lower Sackville; Allan (Susan), Masstown; eight stepgrandchildren; three great stepgrandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Carolyn MacBurnie and Murdelle Lewis. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, May 21, in Peniel United Church, Five Islands, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial in Lower Five Islands Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Bass River Medical Centre or to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro.
COLE, Norman Ivan "Bub"
73, Truro Heights/Malagash, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2009, at home. Born in Sackville, N.B., he was a son of the late Norman and Alma (Bulmer) Cole. Norman was a founding member of the Malagash Heritage Museum. He was on the Deacon's Board and a Sunday School Teacher at First Baptist Church, Truro for many years. He was a member of the Truro Curling Club and Toastmasters. Norman, in his retirement, enjoyed spending several winters in Florida with his wife, Drenna. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to everyone who had the pleasure of meeting him. Surviving are his wife, Drenna (Shaw); daughter, Lisa Costandi, Kanata, Ont.; son, Craig (Teri) Cole, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Nathan Costandi, Ottawa, Ont.; Jason Costandi, Phoenix, Ariz.; Jeffrey Cole and Danielle Cole, both of Dartmouth; sisters, Joan (Austin) Hicks, Madeline (Jackie) Smith, all of Sackville, N.B.; brother, Sidney (Ruth), Sackville, N.B. Besides his parents, Norman was predeceased by brother-in-laws, Harley Smith and Ormond Beal. The family would like to give a special thanks to his Chemo Nurses, Palliative Care Nurses and the V.O.N. You were Norman's Angels. There will be no visitation by request. Memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 21 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev. Andrew Crowell officiating with burial in Malagash Miner's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or First Baptist Church.
FIELDING, Russel Vernon
87, passed away May 17, 2009. Born on Onslow Mountain, he was a son of the late Eugene and Ethel (Crowe) Fielding. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the Canadian Army. He worked several years for Lewis Ltd. in Truro and then went to work for CN Express as a truck driver. After retiring, he spent many summers at "the cottage" in Economy. His greatest joy was his family and he was always happiest when they were around. He loved to play cards and his laugh was infectious. He was a "Mr. Fix - It" always ready to lend a helping hand to whoever needed it. In his later years, his passion was the Truro Junior A Bearcats where he held season tickets. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Louise (Peppard); sons, Russell (Adriana), Truro; Allan (Lynn), Economy; sisters, Rita (Frank) Rice, Julia Blackmore, Shelia (Kelly) Callahan, Marilyn (James) Waller, Barbara Atkinson, Hazel Delaney; brothers, Fred (Helen) and Jack; aunt, Celia Lynds; grandchildren, Jennifer Louise and Catherine Anne (Ashley); stepgrandchildren, Dawn, James and Justin; several great-grandchildren. Predeceased by brothers, Gerald in infancy, and Sherman; grandson, Robert Lee in infancy. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 20, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be Thursday, May 21, at 3 p.m., both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Eugene MacNutt officiating. Interment in Robie Street Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Colchester Regional Hospital Palliative Care or charity of choice.
SCHOFIELD (Medicraft), Beatrice Viola
74, of Kentville, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2009, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in South Alton, Kings Co., she was a daughter of the late Harris and Hilda (Best) Medicraft. She had been employed in the warehouse of Keddy Brothers, with Gilbert Allen and later worked at Zellers, Kentville. She was a life member and former secretary of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, Kings Branch No. 6, Kentville. She enjoyed knitting, playing cards, darts and bingo. She is survived by a daughter, Marlene (Fred) Sawler, Centreville; sons, Douglas, Kentville; Bruce (Helen), Cambridge Mountain Road; Glenn (Wendy), Kentville; Donald (Josephine), Kentville; brother, Garnet Medicraft, Alberta; grandchildren, Robyn, Rodney, Stephanie, Amanda, Adam, Jennifer, Matthew, Raelean and Brooklyn; stepgrandchildren, Tommy, Gregory, Kevin and Patricia; 10 great-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Roy; sisters, Velma Fraser, Lila Aalders and Anna Nickerson; brother, Wayne Medicraft. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, May 21, with a Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary service to be held at 7 p.m., both in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 22, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Rev. Gerald Zinck officiating. Burial will take place in the Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings Co. Donations in memory may be made to The Arthritis Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
WHITE, Terry Michael
47, New Minas, passed away suddenly Saturday May 16, 2009. Born in Toronto, Ont., Terry was a son of the late Joel and Christina (Patterson) White. Terry was known for his love of working in the elections throughout the Valley. He was a member of the Liberal and Tory Parties. Terry won the volunteer of the year award for his enthusiastic dedication of services. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. Terry is survived by his brother, Scott White of New Minas. Visitation for Terry will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, May 21, in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 5 Leverett Ave., Kentville, N.S. B4N 2K5 (902-678-2151) where a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 22, Chaplain Jim Norton officiating. Interment will take place in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or charity of choice.
DEAGLE, Christine Elizabeth
On this day, May 18, 2009, our little angel Christine, peacefully passed from the loving arms of her family, into the open arms of God and her eternal family. Our family was blessed with her presence on August 8, 1990. We were entrusted with a rare gift and for 19 years, helped God raise an angel. She was baptized Christine Elizabeth, Christine meaning "anointed one, follower of Christ". Born with a congenital birth defect, Christine was challenged with many health issues all through her young life. Our former parish priest, Father Alex MacLellan once referred to her as "a warrior in the battle of life", and rightfully so. Christine's ongoing surgeries and long hospital stays were adversities faced with courage and bravery. She had a deep faith and a true understanding for God and his great love for her. She was a very humble child, and didn't like to be in the spotlight or be fussed over. She was a caring and compassionate spirit who worried about those she loved and always thought of others and never of herself. When asked how she was feeling today, her answer was always the same..."Dood". Living with chronic pain was a cross she carried willingly without complaint or resentment. She taught all who knew her that you can accomplish anything you want, despite your challenges. Christine loved all music. She attended every concert that appealed to her, having the distinct pleasure of meeting various performers and entertainers. She had a special love for the horses, and delighted in sharing a 'win' with her Dad and her uncles Raymond and Kevin. Cheering for her Maple Leafs was ongoing and her loyalty to her team was strong. This was especially evident after she and her family won the Family Breakaway contest enabling them to attend a Leaf's practice, a hockey game and meet the entire team and especially her star player, Mats Sundin. Christine found great comfort in watching her favorite television shows, downloading music and listening to her cousins play guitar for her and sing. Her greatest passion was reading and each trip to Chapters was an adventure. She was a Grade 12 student at Inverness Education Center Academy, and although she wasn't actively attending, she was to graduate in June with her peers. In 2004, Christine was chosen Champion Child and represented all the sick children from the IWK and across the Maritimes. She wore this honor with great pride and accepted her medal of bravery and courage on their behalf. Up until Christine's passing, she was working on her autobiography. This was made possible to her by the Children's Wish Foundation and a wish she had requested. She wanted to share 'her story' with the hope of inspiring other chronically ill children and their families. Christine is survived by her loving and dedicated parents, Walter and Gena (Walker) Deagle. Her Dad was her best friend, and was always "right beside her". Christine never let him forget that she was his "little responsibility". Her mother was her devoted caregiver and as Christine would say, "knew her like a book". She will be missed by her older sister, Rachel (Garett Beaton), and her eldest sister, Erica (John Begin), both of Inverness. She was very proud to be Auntie to Riley and Sophie. In the last months Christine became close to her puppy "SueBee", who was a loyal and true friend to her. Also surviving is her maternal grandmother, Jean Walker, (Nanny Walker), Inverary Manor; her aunts, Sandra (Bernie) MacDonnell, Kim (Glen) Poirier; uncles, Junior and Christian Walker; uncles, Lawrence (Patricia), Raymond (Patricia), Kevin (Angela), Campbell (Monique), James (Annette) Deagle and aunts, Clare Gracewood (Mike), Tina Larson (Karl), Cathy Gammon (Percy), Janice Aucoin (Paul), Sandra Cripps (Doug) and many many cousins! Christine was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Alexander "boy blue" Walker, and her paternal grandparents, John R. and Mary (Nanny Peggy) Deagle and cousin, Andrew Deagle. Visitation will be in Inverness Funeral Home today, from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. from Stella Maris Church, Inverness, with Father Duncan MacIsaac officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Christine would feel it appropriate to acknowledge and thank all the doctors and nurses in Halifax and Inverness especially her very good friends, Dr. Bernie MacLean and Mary Anderson (Inverness Hospital-Strathlorne-extended care) and Dr. Lorne Leahy of the IWK.
MacDONALD, Hugh Robert "Bob"
New Glasgow / Springville. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of a loving husband and true friend, Hugh Robert "Bob" MacDonald. Born in Bridgeville, Pictou Co., in 1921, he was a son of the late James and Elizabeth (MacKenzie) MacDonald. He was employed as a trucker by Eastern Transport and later by the Department of Transportation for 35 years from which he retired. He enjoyed camping and tinkering with his steam engines and wood-splitter. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Edna England, New Glasgow, formerly of Guysborough County; sisters, Anna, Katherine, Betty MacDonald, Shirley Embree, all of Bridgeville; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Jessie Alice, Vera Ruth, Isabel Cummings; brothers, Allister, Billy (Bridgeville); Theodore (New Glasgow). The family will receive visitors from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Heather Landry officiating. Burial will be in Bridgeville Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Bob may be made to the S.P.C.A., Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or to a charity of one's choice. Special thanks to the staff of Glen Haven Manor for their kindness to Bob. Lunch will be served in Bridgeville Community Centre following the burial. Everyone welcome.