PAGE, Donald John "Gene"
72, of Yarmouth, passed away in Yarmouth Regional Hospital May 14, 2009. Born in Liverpool, he was a son of the late Clifford and Beatrice (Acker) Page. Gene was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a captain of several fishing draggers and fished out of all ports throughout Nova Scotia. In his early years, he cooked on a freighter. Gene enjoyed making quilts and he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, the former Kathy Peterson; sons, Donald, Alberta; Donald Fisher, Liverpool; daughters, Alice, Alberta; Janis (Lee), Halifax; Milinda Burbine, Shelburne; Wanda (John) Montgomery, Liverpool; Tina Gosbee, Halifax; stepchildren, Amanda Peterson (Blair), Alberta; Becky Page (Aaron), Shearwater; Bobby Peterson, Yarmouth; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Lawrence, Charles, James. Visitation was on Sunday and will be today, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Shelburne. Funeral service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. from H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carole Nixon officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family.
PURDY, Winston Churchill
68, Malagash, passed away May 17, 2009, at home. Born in Malagash Mines, he was the son of the late William and Truena (Mattatall) Purdy. Winston was a lifelong farmer and resident of Malagash. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 64, Tatamagouche, where he liked to play darts and received national recognition as a darts champion while representing the Legion, although he regarded his greatest achievement as the love of his family. Surviving are his wife, the former Shirley Christensen; his children, Michael (Sheryl), Wallace; Lorna Jaromillo (John), New York; George (Twila), Malagash; Charlotte Suh (Seung Won), South Korea; Christie Brander (Paul), Wallace; 14 grandchildren; sisters, Sadie Treen (Howard), Malagash; Mildred Wentzel, Bridgewater; sister-in-law, Sandy, Hamilton, Ont. He was predeceased by granddaughter, Myah Brander; brother, Hilton; brother-in-law, Edwin Wentzel. As with Winston's wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to North Shore Health Services Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Coulter's Funeral Home, P.O. Box 190, Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0.
O'CALLAGHAN, Earl Joseph
Died May 16, 2009. A son of the late Daniel and Blanche O'Callaghan. Surviving are wife, Shirley; daughters, Cathy Buckland, Tammy Currie, Valerie Healey; stepdaughter, Wendy Dutton; stepsons, Glen, Donald, and Lorne Stevens; sisters, Rita Sampson, Mary Bailey, Anna Gillis; brother, Emmitt; three grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Predeceased by first wife, Marjorie; brothers, Bert, Roy, Stan, Sid; sister, Cleo. Visitation Tuesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass Wednesday 2 p.m. in St. Theresa's Church.
CLAYBOURNE (Dort), Maisie
73, of Wake Forest, N.C., passed away April 2, 2009. Born in Cole Harbour, Guysborough Co., she was a daughter of the late Alphonso Dort and Mamie (Myers). She will be sadly missed by sons, Bruce (Hiroko) of Wake Forest and Murray of Saudi Arabia; daughter, Laurie of Raleigh, N.C. and several grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters, Anne Avery of Larry's River; Vickie Avery of Larry's River; Isabel (Francis) Bond of Port Felix; Gladys (Claude) of New Harbour; Albert (Avis) of Stewiacke; Harold (Mary) of Canso; Dave (Vivian) of Cole Harbour and Walter (Rosalind) of Lower Sackville. She was predeceased by her husband, Allan and brothers, Jim and Donnie. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held at a later date in Nova Scotia.
DUNCAN, Gordon Arthur
BASc, P.Eng, MBA. August 29, 1942 - May 16, 2009. "What a wonderful life I have lived! I shall pass this way but once, therefore any good that I may do, let me not deter from it for I shall not pass this way again." Art succumbed peacefully to cancer at home under the loving care of his family. Dearly loved husband, best friend and soulmate of Wilma. Adoring and deeply loved father of Sara and Ian. Cherished son of Catharine and the late Gordon Duncan. Predeceased by his brother, John and nephew Danny. Art treasured memories of the great times he spent with his Nova Scotia family. He leaves to mourn his mother-in-law, Ruth Weatherhead; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Doreen, Gilbert, Ronald (Nancy), Keith (Annie), Bessie, Verna (Harry) and Richard (Elsbeth). Loved and respected by amazing nieces and nephews, Barb (Brian), Dale, Nancy, Debbie, Jeff, David, Lisa, Tom (Jen) and Jennifer (Justin). Art was a member of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers for 45 years. He worked as a corporate business planning and process automation engineering specialist throughout his distinguished career. The family expresses heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Mielke, Dr. Lukka, Dr.Grantham and Dr. Li for their expert and compassionate care. Thank you to the special VON nurses Martha and Alice. You always brightened Art's days. Thank you to PSW Daisy and physiotherapist Hossein for the wonderful care you provided to Art. Thanks to Carla, Steve and Linda from Therapy Health Care and Technology Access Clinic. Special thank you to Pauline Johnson Elementary School Staff for your comforting support during Art's nine years of cancer treatment. Sincere thank you to Frank and Brenda Read. You have blessed us with your ever-loving support and devotion to our family; especially throughout this difficult time. At Art's request a private funeral service with Rev. Lillian Curtis officiating will be held at the BECKETT-GLAVES FUNERAL HOME, 88 Brant Ave., Brantford. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre, Hamilton would be appreciated by the family.
"Deeply missed. Forever in our hearts."
CONROD, Muriel Patricia
65, passed away suddenly in Hamilton, Ont., Sunday, May 17, 2009. Born in New Waterford, Cape Breton, Muriel was a daughter of the late Marcellin and Margaret (LeBlanc) Muise. She is survived by her loving husband, Bernie Conrod, Hamilton; stepchildren, Bernadette, Jeanie, Danny and Jimmy, and grandchildren in New Waterford; sister, Barbara (Edward "Butch") Reid and nieces and nephews in Guelph, Ont.; brother, Russell Muise, New Waterford. She was predeceased by sister, Irene (New Waterford). The cremation has taken place and interment will take place in White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Hamilton, Ont.
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Yvonne Khattar, 87, of Sydney, at home in the presence of her family, on Saturday, May 16, 2009. Born August 14, 1921, in Causcapel, Que., Yvonne was the daughter of the late Victoria (Paul) and Peter Abud, originally of Tourza, Lebanon. In September 1941 she moved to Sydney Mines as the bride of George John Khattar. They resided there for 10 years operating a retail furniture and grocery business together. They later moved to Howe Street in Sydney where she has lived for almost 60 years. Family was always the central focus of Yvonne's life. She opened her home for many family gatherings and remembered those times with great fondness. She also gave willingly of her time to the community in past years. Always a lady, she was a person with high standards and excellent taste. Yvonne is survived by her loving and devoted children, daughter, Katherine Karreman and son-in-law, Willem; son, John, daughter-in-law, Irene and her precious granddaughters, Alanna and Monica; brother, Leopold Abud. She was predeceased by her husband, George (1988). Visitation was held in T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel, Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass to honor Yvonne's life will be celebrated by Father Paul Abbass in St. Joseph's Church, Cabot Street today at 10 a.m., followed by a reception in the church foyer. Donations in Yvonne's memory may be made to Hospice Palliative Care, the Renal Dialysis Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Health Care Complex or a charity of choice.
BRUSHETT, Mabel Blanche
Died on May 17, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, Halifax. Born in Calgary, Alta., February 1, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Walter Borden and L. Blanche (Williams) Murphy. She attended Bloomfield School, Halifax and received her BA, BEd. and MA from Dalhousie University. She taught in Bigney, Pictou Co.; Lower Sackville; Alexander School and Queen Elizabeth High School, Halifax. She was twice President of the Halifax Club of Business and Professional Women, President of the Mahone Bay Ladies Auxiliary of the Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, a member of St. James' Anglican Church A. C. W., Mahone Bay. As a silversmith and goldsmith, she was a member of the Metal Arts Guild of Nova Scotia and during this time, she won first prizes and The International Silver Awards. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence George (Bob) Brushett and her brother, Dr. C. Walter Murphy. Cremation has taken place and a private committal service will be held at a later date in St. John's Cemetery, Halifax. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or any other charity. Arrangements entrusted to Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay (902) 624-8241. A thank you is extended to the nursing staff of Aberdeen Hall, Parkland Estates, Halifax, for their professional and sympathetic care of Mabel during the past several days and to R. J. F. Health Care. Also, thank you to the ambulance personnel and the emergency department staff of the Halifax Infirmary, QEII for their courteous and dignified care.
BELL, Sarah "Margaret"
Kirkcaldy, Scotland, died peacefully in her hometown on May 16, 2009, in her 96th year. She was the younger child of John and Margaret Melville. She was a most kind and generous person. Sarah Margaret's life was one of volunteering. She took in refugees from Europe during the Second World War, served with the Red Cross, was on the town's Probation Committee, was an executive member of the Business and Professional Women's Club, helped in the local hospital canteen and became a County Organizer for the Women's Royal Volunteer Service. She was a fine knitter for friends and family until aged 88, played all types of piano music (loved Fats Waller's style), and learned to drive her own motorbike at age 50. Margaret shared her husband's love of the Arts. She was an avid reader but also wrote and published short stories, some based on her numerous visits to Canada. She took pride in her Scottish heritage, its history, education and law, its politics and her lowland tongue, and a joy in the achievements of her descendants. She is survived by daughters, Kay Hogg, Scotland; Caroline (John Ray) Doyle, Truro; grandchildren, Niall and Euan Hogg, Seamus (Jodi) Doyle and Elizabeth Doyle; great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Georgina Hogg and Liam Doyle. She was predeceased by Harold, her husband of 54 years, and her sister, Anne. Margaret wished no service, donating her body to medical science.
BENNETT, Beatrice Elsie
81, East Havre Boucher, passed away on May 18, 2009, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in East Havre Boucher, she was a daughter of the late Hector and Elsie (Bennett) Boucher. Beatrice was a member of St. Paul's Parish in Havre Boucher. She loved playing cards and will be remembered by her family and friends as being the "best bread baker". She is survived by children, Lloyd (Mary) Bennett, Gerald (Nancy) Bennett and Wayne (Teresa) Bennett, all of Powell River, B.C.; Sharon (Ulrich) Pinkohs, Lanark; Charles (Rose Pelrine) Bennett, East Havre Boucher; Joan (Ron) Bayne, Clydesdale; Heather (Tony) Broussard, Milton, Ont.; Emerson (Anita MacMillan) Bennett, Antigonish; Anthony (Kelly DeYoung) Bennett, East Havre Boucher; Craig (Cindy MacIsaac) Bennett, West River; 13 grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; sisters, Josephine (Jack) Eaglesham, Picton, Ont.; Margaret (David) Cook, Kingston, Ont. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred; brother, Charles (Bernadette) Boucher; sisters, Ethel (Eugene) LeVangie, Ella (Stanley) Holman, and Frances (Willard) Eves. Visitation will be in St. Paul's Centre, Havre Boucher on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held in St. Paul's Church on Saturday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Allan MacPhie presiding. Family flowers only, please. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Havre Boucher and Area Community Centre.
MUISE, Mae Dorothy
77, of Mount Hanley, passed away Monday, May 18, 2009, in Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in South Ohio, Yarmouth Co., she was a daughter of the late Freeman and Sarah (vanAmburg) Davis. Mae enjoyed working in her flower gardens, traveling, when she was able, and being surrounded by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by daughters, Shirley Moore and Kathy Muise, both of Middleton; Rachel Kirton, Hamilton, Ont.; sons, James "Paul", Mount Hanley; David, Brooke's, Alta.; Donald (Beatrice), Mount Hanley; Allister (Leah), Greenwood; sisters, Joyce (Wayne) Crosby and Gladys Crosby, both of Yarmouth; Audrey (Orland) Fritz, British Columbia; brothers, Roger, Ontario; Stanley (Anna), Yarmouth; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by daughters, Janice and Suzanne; son, Joseph; sisters, Marjorie Taylor and Isabell LaBlanc; brother, Cecil Davis and one grandchild. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 21, 7-9 p.m. in Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448, where the funeral service will be held 3 p.m., Friday, May 22, with Rev. Leon Langille officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Middleton. Donations in memory may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association.
McDOW, Robert Frederick
75, of Dartmouth, passed away quietly at home with family at his side on May 19, 2009. He was a son of the late John and Masie (Osborne) McDow. He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Brown) and daughters, Crissy (partner Jim) and Patty McGillivary and husband, Angus; son, Rob and preceded in death by his son, David; his grandchildren, Tammy, Danny, Tiffany, Melissa, Chadd, Alex, Cameron, Chase, and Cody, and his four great-grandchildren; sisters, Winnie, Audrey, Mary, Elsie, and Donnie. Also preceded in death by brother, Ernie and sister, Mary (Lennon). Bob was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He operated his own limousine business that started in 1984; his company name was Airways Limousine for 20 years. He worked mainly from the airport, and enjoyed dealing with all his customers. He loved to golf and play cards with his close friends. He loved to reminisce about his earlier years. He was the best storyteller around and loved to share a good joke. He was a member of the Mason's for seven years, The Wentworth Lodge in Woodside. Cremation has taken place and the visitation will be held in A. L. Mattatall's Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and a service at 12 p.m. May 21. All are welcome to come back to Crissy's at 22 Rannoch Rd., Dartmouth for tea and fellowship following the service at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make your donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, or the Canadian Diabetes Association.