KELLAND, Eleanor Anne
85, of Gladys Manning Retirement Complex, Windsor, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 15, 2009, in the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Eleanor was born on July 9, 1923, in Simcoe, Ont. She was the eldest daughter of the late Harry and Isobel (Diver) Sherk. Growing up and attending school in Simcoe, she was a member of the competitive high school basketball team, Simcoe Swim Team and was awarded the Simcoe High School Gold Medal as ' Most Outstanding Girl' of her High School graduation (1941). After graduation, she worked at the Royal Bank in Simcoe and then Brockville, Ont. She met her husband, Lewis Kelland, at an IODE dance in Brockville during the war. They were married December 27, 1946, and began their journey through life together. As the wife of a Dental Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, she found herself stationed on Canadian Bases throughout England, Europe and across Canada. On retirement from the forces, they bought a farm in Torbrook Mines, Annapolis Co. and in more recent years, they moved into Gladys Manning Retirement Complex, Windsor. Along her journey she succeeded in providing a stable and loving home for her military family. As an avid horseperson, she rode throughout her life from childhood in Simcoe and later on as a member of the Greenwood Saddle Club on her horse Lightning. She took part in many competitions and was District Commissioner of the Fundy Pony Club in the Annapolis Valley. She expressed her artistic ability through her paintings, gardens, crafts, baking and knitting. Many will remember her for the cards and paintings and her entries into local fairs. Her green thumb was legendary. All plants brought to her in distress would flourish. She took great pride in serving meals entirely grown on their own farm. As an avid Maple Leafs fan, her love for hockey was evident well into her late years. She could passionately discuss strategies, statistics and powerplays with anyone. A good and loyal friend, she loved to share a cup of tea at her kitchen table. She was a 'cup half full' type of person. Her quick sharp wit, fun loving personality and generous spirit will be missed. Eleanor is survived by her husband, Dr. A. Lewis Kelland; children, Alison Kelland Wells MD FRCPC (Derek), Chester; Jeremy Kelland, PEng (Anne) Brooklyn, Hants Co.; Laura Kelland-May BScCE (Robert), Ottawa, Ont.; grandchildren, Jason Giovannetti BSc,MBA; Sarah Giovannetti, BA(Hons), BEd; Kyle Giovannetti; Lindsay Kelland BSc (Hons), Gillian Kelland; Jamie Kelland; Alexander May; sisters, Pat (Robert) Haggarty, London, Ont; Joan (Harry) Barrett, Port Dover, Ont. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends from 12:30-2 p.m. followed by the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King St., Windsor, with Rev. David Curry officiating, followed by a reception at the Gladys Manning Retirement Complex. Interment will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Eleanor may be made to the Canadian Red Cross or to the Hants Community Hospital Foundation. The family wish to express a sincere thank you to all the staff of the Hants Community Hospital and the Halifax Infirmary, QEII for their excellent care.
KENNEDY, Blaise Stanley
70, Scotchtown. It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved brother, Blaise S. Kennedy, 70, Scotchtown, on Thursday, May 14, 2009, at his home. Born in Inverness, he was a son of the late John Murdock and Katie Bell (Chisholm) Kennedy. He was a member of the Parish of Saint Leonard, St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, River Ryan. Blaise was in the American Navy for five years and resided in Boston, Mass. After his Naval career he came back to New Waterford where he worked at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital for over 20 years as a CNA. Blaise loved Inverness and traditional Cape Breton music. He was a sports fan and especially devoted to his beloved New York Yankees and the Washington Capitals. Blaise was a well-respected man with a great sense of humour, which touched a great number of people. He is survived by his loving sisters, Mary Oliver, Norwood, Mass.; Isabel Kavanaugh, Dartmouth; also surviving are sister-in-law, Pauline Kennedy, Dominion, along with many nieces and nephews. Blaise will be sadly missed by his dog "Lucky", his companion and best friend. He leaves behind many a great friend who shall miss his kind and gentle spirit. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brother, Dave; sisters, Gerry Ryan, Mary Sarah Kennedy, Emma Fraser and Catherine Ann Campbell. Visitation for Blaise will be held from 5-9 p.m. today, May 18 in McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500. A funeral mass to celebrate Blaise's life will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 19 in the Parish of St. Leonard, St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Union Highway, River Ryan, Father Doug MacDonald officiating. Interment will take place following the service in St. Michael's Cemetery, River Ryan. There will be a luncheon held in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 3236 Plummer Ave., New Waterford following the interment. All are welcome to attend. Donations may be made in name to the charity of one's choice.
MASON (MacKenzie), Elizabeth
Dartmouth and Kamloops, B.C. passed away February 14, 2009. A memorial service for Elizabeth (MacKenzie) Mason will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, in Stairs Memorial United Church, Dartmouth.
SHAND, Hilda Leona
83, Shag Harbour, Shelburne Co., died Friday May 15, 2009, in High-Crest Nursing Home, Sherbrooke. Born in Bears Point, Shelburne Co., she was the daughter of the late Wallace and Pearl Crowell. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Hilda's family was the center of her life. She is survived by son, Orman, Shag Harbour; daughters, Carole (David) Toogood, Antigonish; Susan (James) Holmes, Antigonish; brother, Ernest Crowell, Clarks Harbour; sisters, Margaret Nickerson, South Side; Sarah Atkins, Ontario; grandchildren, Jennifer, Cathy, Trevor, Beckie and Jody; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Morgan, Andrew, Logan, Nikita, and Abbigail; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Cecil Shand; brothers, Vernon, Beldon, Herbert, Jack, Donald; sister, Betty. Visitation was held Sunday, May 17 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Huskilson's Funeral Home, Barrington Passage, Shelburne Co. The Funeral Service will be in Shag Harbour United Baptist Church, Shag Harbour today at 2 p.m., Rev. Phil Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Old Farm Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to High-Crest Nursing Home, Sherbrooke or The Parkinsons Society of Canada Maritime Region. Funeral arrangements are under the dignified and compassionate care of Huskilson Funeral Home Barrington Passage.
HUBLEY, Eric Alonzo
79, of Mushaboom, died Saturday, May 16, 2009, in Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Sheet Harbour. Born in Sheet Harbour, he was a son of the late Faulteen and Stella (Lawlor) Hubley. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Eric was a lobster and ground fisherman for most of his life. He also worked at Olands Brewery. His hobbies included berry picking and deer hunting. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Pearl (MacDonald) Hubley; son, Michael (Jeannie), Spry Harbour; daughters, Cathy (Gordie) Boutilier and JoAnne (Ronnie) Boutilier, both of Mushaboom; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Eugene and Boyd; sister, Ella Marie Weeks, and a brother in infancy. Visitation today 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with prayers at 7:30 p.m., all in D. S. Crowell & Son Funeral Home, 22558 Highway No. 7, Sheet Harbour. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 19, at 2 p.m. in St. Paul's Anglican Church, Mushaboom. Rev. Kevin Franlkland, assisted by Rev. Katie Tait officiating. Burial to follow in St. Paul's Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
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 on 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) 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. A funeral service will be held in Emmanuel Anglican Church on 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 the Emmanuel Anglican Church.
Bob will be greatly missed but we know he's gone off to golf the greater links.
HALLAM (Lindsay), Jean Ellen, "Aileen", "Scotty"
92, of Dartmouth. It is with great sadness that we announce Jean's passing in the Palliative Care Unit of Dartmouth General Hospital on May 14, 2009. She was surrounded by family and passed peacefully in her sleep. Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1916, she was the valiant daughter of Annie Bishop (Cormack) and Andrew Kyle Lindsay. Jean's life reflected the century into which she was born. Called Aileen in her youth, she received her education in Glasgow schools. She enjoyed theatrics, sports cars and golf, the latter at which she excelled. She began her financial career, but when the Second World War broke out, she enlisted as a WAAF serving as an early radar plotter in Southern England. But even in the most trying of times romance filled the air. Scotty came to Canada on a convoyless ship in 1944 with her new husband, Kenneth Bird. They lived in Ottawa, Ont., but several years later family matters took her, with her daughter Lindsey, home to Scotland again. A sudden death turned her destiny again to the New World. In 1956 she married Thomas Hallam and Jean settled in Belleville, Ont. She returned to her career in financial management with the City of Belleville and retired to move to Kingston, Ont., in 1986. After Thomas Hallam, beloved husband of 35 years passed in 1991, she moved to Dartmouth, to live with her son, Thomas, and his wife, Victoria. She will be remembered for her adventurous spirit, her insatiable appetite for knowledge, her love of books, her knitting and her love for her pets, but most of all, she will be remembered for her wit. Her infectious charm enriched our lives. Her feisty, firecracker style kept us all on our toes. She is survived by her daughter, Lindsey Forrester; son, Thomas Hallam and his wife, Victoria, a daughter of the heart; her grandchildren, Morgan Forrester, Thomas Andrew Hallam and Shelby Elizabeth Hallam. In Scotland she leaves her nieces, Anne Donnelly (Iain), Mary McCrea, Ruth Dewar; nephews, Lindsay and Andrew McCrea and cousin, Ko Scoelin. She was predeceased by her first husband, Kenneth Bird and son, Michael, and by her second husband, Thomas Hallam. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Palliative Care Unit of Dartmouth General Hospital. Your compassion was gratefully appreciated. According to Jean's wishes, she was cremated and her life will be celebrated by a gathering of friends in A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Dartmouth on Wednesday, May 20. Friends are welcome from 2-4 p.m. to come celebrate Jean's remarkable life.
HILL, Frederick Gordon
81, passed away peacefully in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, on May 14, 2009. Born on March 7, 1928, Gordon was the son of the late James and May (Higgins) Hill. Gordon was born, raised, and worked on the family farm in Upper Rawdon. While operating a cattle farm, he collected milk from the local farmers on a daily basis and transported it to Farmer's Dairy in Halifax. In 1972, he turned his attention to his prized purebred Herefords as well as operating a trucking business until health problems caused his early retirement. Throughout his life, Gordon was active in church work and served as a trustee and elder of the Upper Rawdon United Church. Gordon is survived by his wife, Grace (Withrow) Hill; sons, David and Kevin, at home; sisters, Anne Carroll, Dartmouth; Pat (Don) Wight, Ontario, and Sharon Hill, Dartmouth. He was predeceased by his sister, Gwendolyn. Cremation has taken place with no visitation by request. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2 p.m. in Upper Rawdon United Church- Rev. Iain Macdonald officiating with a private family burial in the church cemetery. Reception to follow in the church basement. Donations in memory of Gordon can be made to the Upper Rawdon United Church or Upper Rawdon United Church Cemetery Fund. We wish to thank Judy, Gordon's Home Support Workers, and the VON Nurses who visited his home on a regular basis. Arrangements have been entrusted to the compassionate care of J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Hwy 354, Kennetcook, Phone 1-902-362-2440.
GEDDES, Marion Grace
Maplestone Enhanced Care Facility, Halifax (formerly of Milford Station). It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, in her 98th year, on May 15, 2009, in Maplestone where she has lived for the past 33 years. Marion was a daughter of the late James Howard and Alice Mae (Murphy) MacDonald and the wife of late Frank Geddes of Milford Station. She is survived by her son, Donald (Emma) Ottawa, Ont.; daughter, Margaret (Peggy wife of the late Perry Giffen) Milford Station; son, David (Carol) Kingston, along with eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. Predeceased by her sisters, Evelyn, Freda and brothers, Clyde and Bill. Marion loved to sing, dance and play the piano. For many years she was a member of the Milford United Church choir. One of her proudest accomplishments was her nursing training she received from the Grace Maternity hospital, Halifax. She will always be remembered for her quick wit and love of laughter, which was encouraged and supported by the caring staff at Maplestone. The Family are very appreciative for the excellent care and compassionate attention their mother received from Doctor Mishra and all the staff at Maplestone especially those on Evans Court. Visitation Tuesday, 19 May from 7-9 p.m. in the Milford-Lantz United Church, 2134 Hwy #2, and a Funeral service will be held in the church on Wednesday, 20 May at 1 p.m., Rev. Helen Waddell officiating, burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. She will be sadly missed by her many friends and family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Milford-Lantz United Church or to a charity of your choice.
MATTICE (Jackson), Jacqueline Rita
86, formerly of Halifax, died in Bridgetown, May 15, 2009. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Catherine (O'Leary) Jackson. She worked for many years in Toronto, Ont. with National Health and Welfare and for many years enjoyed her singing. She is survived by brother, Lionel, Halifax; sister, Marjorie McDonald, Halifax, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Bruce; brother, Mannie; sisters, Eva and Agnes. The body has been cremated under the care of Donald K. Walker Funeral Directors Ltd. (469-5602). Funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church, North Street. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
WESTHAVER, Larry Noble
67, of Winnipeg, Man., formerly of Simms Settlement, passed away on May 15, 2009, in Johnson Memorial Hospital, Gimli, Man. He was a son of the late John and Stella (Lake) Westhaver. Larry is survived by his companion, Doris Yanchishyn; daughter, Pamela Fife, Simms Settlement; son, Craig, Winnipeg; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Iona Baker, Herring Cove; brother, Ronald (Connie), Fox Point. He is also survived by the family of Doris Yanchishyn. Larry was president of the Khartum Kops and a Shriner for over 25 years. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite and a member of the Clarke Lodge No. 61 in Chester. A memorial service and committal will be held at a later date.
WHITEHEAD, Donna Marie
Passed away peacefully in R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish on Sunday, May 17, 2009. She was born in Halifax on May 9, 1945, to the late Stanley and Lena (Rodgers) Whitehead. She is survived by her brother, Matthew (Geraldine) Whitehead, Antigonish; nephews, Dennis (Kelly) Guysborough; Steven (Susan) Calgary, Alta.; niece, Shauna, Canmore, Alta.; grandniece, Amber, Guysbourgh; grandnephew, Benjamin, Calgary. She was predeceased by her brother, Gerald. She was a former member of St. Stephen's Parish, Halifax, and a long-time member of St. Lawrence CWL and served on the executive at the parish, diocesan, provincial and national level. Cremation has taken place and a memorial mass will be held in St. Lawrence Parish on Wednesday, May 20, at 10:30 a.m. A private burial service will take place in Emmanuel Church Cemetery, Spryfield.