BROOMHEAD, Edward A.
Edward Agriffiths Broomhead, M.D. of Sussex, N.B., passed away peacefully in Sussex Health Centre on May 18, 2009, at the age of 91. He was born in Carcroft, Yorkshire England, April 4, 1918, to his loving parents, Thomas and Bertha (Hindby) Broomhead. Edward graduated from the University of Sheffield Medical School in 1942, and immediately entered the British 21st Army medical corps where he served in various places including England, Scotland, France and India. During his service time in England he met his future wife, Margaret Alice (Desborough) and in 1947 they were wed. Following the war, Edward finished his internship and started a practice in Maltby, a mining town in Southern Yorkshire. He practiced medicine there for 18 years before immigrating to New Brunswick in 1966. They came to settle in Plaster Rock where he worked for three years out of the Tobique Valley Hospital. In 1969, Edward opened his practice in Sussex, along with his supportive colleague Marlene Munson at his side. He practiced medicine for the next 38 years until his retirement in 2007 at the age of 89. Edward loved his patients. He had the intelligence and gift for diagnosis which were appreciated by many over the years. He was an avid reader and took a keen interest in all around him. He is survived by his son, and primary caregiver, Mark of Sussex; his son, Jonathan and his wife, Leigh; his loving granddaughters, Jennifer and Jillian (Eric) Harnish, all of Lower Sackville. Edward was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by Margaret, his loving wife of 49 years; his younger sister, Constance and his younger brother, Robert. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Wallace Funeral Home, 34 Sunnyside Dr., Sussex (506) 433-1176. The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday from 1-3 p.m. At Dr. Broomhead's request, no funeral service will be held. Donations made to the Sussex Health Centre Foundation in memory of Dr. Broomhead would be appreciated by the family. The family would like to express to the community their appreciation for your thoughts and well wishes at this time. We would also like to say a special thank you to all of the extramural nurses and Red Cross home care for all of their support over the last two years, and a particular thank you to the hardworking and caring nurses in the East wing for all they did for him over the past two weeks.
WHITE, Maynard Leroy
Age 80 years of Dartmouth, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. He was born in Harbour Grace, N.L. He was a Merchant Seaman most of his adult life, and served overseas with the Merchant Navy during the Second World War at the young age of 17. He was predeceased by his sister, Lillian; his brothers, John and Gerald. He is survived by his long-time companion, Lavinia Campbell, Dartmouth. Funeral services will be held for Maynard at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, Queen Street.
MacKINNON, Maxine Roberta
73, Halifax, died at home Sunday, May 17, 2009. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of Mrs. E. N. Wilson, Truro and the late Edward N. Wilson. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, the family meant everything to Maxine. Maxine was a student of Colchester County Academy in Truro and a Graduate Certified Dispenser from the Maritime College of Pharmacy in Halifax. Maxine practiced her profession at Camp Hill Hospital, numerous Lawtons stores, and until retirement with her loving husband Jack, at White Cross Pharmacy in Fairview. Her love of the cottage at the shore (Brule Beach) and dancing with Dad was well-known by the entire family. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. E. N. Wilson, Truro; husband, Jack, Halifax; daughter, Joanne Troke (Dan), Bedford; sons, Alex MacKinnon (Susan), Halifax, and David MacKinnon (Adrienne), Rothesay, N.B.; sisters, Valerie Thomas, Bedford and Margaret Oulton, Halifax; grandchildren, Anna, Carolyn, Stephanie, Ian, Danny, Laura and John, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Karen and Deanna and brother, Edward. Visitation in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax (1-902-455-0531) today from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Fairview United Church, 3524 Dutch Village Rd., Halifax, Rev. Heather Fraser officiating. Reception following in the church hall. Burial will be held in East Lake Ainslie at a later date. Charitable donations can be made to QEII Hospital Foundation or a charity of one's choice.
ROBERTSON (Jones), Dr. Myrna Frances
It is with regret we announce the death of our aunt, Dr. Myrna Frances Jones Robertson, who died on Monday, May 18, 2009, in Parkstone Enhanced Care Facility, Halifax. Aunt Myrna was an exceedingly accomplished woman who dedicated her life to science. Born in Trenton, Neb., on February 4, 1903, she received her under graduate education at Doane College in Crete, Neb., A.B. 1924. She then attended the University of Illinois in Chicago where she attained a MSc. (zoology) in 1926. A love of research science next took her to Washington, D.C., where she attended George Washington University and was graduated with a PhD in zoology and parasitology in 1932. She was one of the early women of science in America and enjoyed a distinguished career first at the US Department of Agriculture, then at the National Institute of Health, US Public Health Service at Bethesda, Md. Her publications continue to be cited. Her research included ground breaking work in parasitology which assisted in providing safe drinking water for US forces in the Pacific during the Second World War and was important to restoring their health upon their return. She was a member of the American Society of Tropical Medicine, the American Society of Parasitologists and the Helminthological Society of Washington DC, of which she was the president in 1933-34. She was an accomplished pianist and also loved her herb garden and feline friends both Persian and Abyssinian, with whom she shared it. She was a founding member and past president of the American Herbalists Society. She was predeceased by her parents, James Francis and Mary Frances (Scott) Jones; her brothers, Cheney, Loren and Dorlen Jones; sisters, Etta McGrew, Grace Amiot, and Bertha Vennum, all of the United States. Her life began in Nova Scotia in 1963 when she retired to Clarence, Annapolis Co., with our uncle, William Edward Robertson (US Corps of Army Engineers). After his death in an automobile accident in December 1963, our aunt remained in the valley, living in Windsor, for almost 40 years where she made many lasting friendships, in particular Ken and Helene Smith, Phyllis Loring and Lillian States. We are her surviving Robertson niece and nephews, Heather and Kevin of East River Point, Lunenburg Co.; John (Donna) of Bedford, and Kirk (Sheila) of Ottawa. Our aunt was a remarkable woman and a dear person with a delicious sense of humour. She was fiercely independent and lived in her own home into her 98th year. However she accepted old age and infirmity with grace and showed particular kindness and appreciation to her care givers at Parkstone where she was much loved by all the staff. She was always treated with dignity, kindness and great affection. We are grateful to the staff for their dedication. At her request there will be no funeral service. A private burial will take place in Bridgetown, at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to Doane College, 1014 Boswell Ave., Crete, NE 68333, USA or on-line at: www.doane.ed.
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 has taken 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.
FEENER, John Lloyd
77, of Auburndale, Lunenburg Co., passed away suddenly on May 17, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Bridgewater, he was a son of the late Foreman and Carol (Owens) Feener. John was a loving husband, father, grandpa and great-grandpa. He was kind and gentle to everyone who knew him. Surviving are his wife, the former Helen Zwicker; sons, Andrew (Heather), Lower Branch; Rodney, Ontario; Ray, Auburndale; daughters, Judy (Jack), Bridgewater; Debby (Annis), Whynott Settlement; Mandy (Victor), Upper Branch; Greta (Luke), Upper LaHave; brothers, Charles, Ontario; Donnie, Dartmouth; sister, Rosie, Lunenburg; grandchildren, Jacqueline (Ricky), Jessie (Jeanie), Justin, Joshua, Krystal, Shane; great-grandchildren, Dakota, Keesha, Deahlia, Zehaven. He was predeceased by brothers, Percy and Cecil; twin brothers in infancy; sisters, Evangeline, Hazel, Florence, Susan and Mildred. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Thursday, with funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, both in R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville, Rev. Willis Ott officiating. Burial in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater. No flowers by request. Memorial donations may be made to the family c/o R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville.
AVERY, Ross Wolford
Of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully May 18, 2009. Born in Hillview, N.L., he was a son of the late Elias and Edith (Churchill) Avery. He was a veteran of the Second World War in the Merchant Marines. He was an avid bird-watcher, hunter, fisherman and enjoyed camping. He enjoyed crosswords, hockey, cooking and bingo. Ross enjoyed working with his hands and doing his own handyman repairs around the house. He loved dogs, and had them most of his life. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Dorothy (Joseph) Avery; daughters, Gloria Bernard, both of Dartmouth; and Katherine Kelly, Corner Brook, N.L.; sisters, Marita Russell, Corner Brook; Geneva (Walter) Loucks, Lincoln Park, Mich.; Brenda (Stan) Halfyard, Woody Point, N.L.; brothers, Austin (Marie), Mission, B.C.; and Leander, Clarenville, N.L.; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Dauphinee and Audrey; brother, Ellis. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Thursday, May 21, with a memorial service to be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 22, both in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Rev. Glenn MacLean officiating. Family flowers only. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society.
BAXTER, Richard Gibb
82, of Hammonds Plains, formerly of Sydney, passed away peacefully in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax, on Monday May 18, 2009. The son of Richard and Isabella Baxter, he was born in Motherwell, Scotland on September 1, 1926, and immigrated to Canada as an infant. He was raised in Sydney Mines, where he became a Worshipful Master of the Grand Masonic Lodge. He worked as a stationary engineer in Sydney, with the Sydney School Board and the Sydney City Hospital until his retirement in 1994. He was an active elder in Bethel Presbyterian Church in Sydney, and served as an interim moderator of the Cape Breton Presbytery. In 1996 he moved to Bedford, to be close to his children. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Anne (Forrest) Baxter; his children, D. Lynn (Terry) MacPherson and R. Daren (Jocelyne) Baxter; his grandchildren, Aaron MacPherson, Kyle MacPherson, Isabella Baxter and Callum Baxter, and his sisters-in-law, Katherine Taylor, Lake Wales, Fla., and Ethel Forrest, Sydney Mines. He was predeceased by his sisters, Etta and Nina and his brothers, Alex, Bill and James. A memorial service will be held in Grace Chapel Church, 255 Ross St., Halifax, 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, and a committal will be held in Brookside Cemetery in Sydney Mines at a later date. Special thanks to Dr. Kathy Gallagher, the VON, Northwood Home Care Workers, Palliative Care Home Team, Home Care Nova Scotia, and the staff of 5A of the VG Site, QEII. Donations in memory can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
MOIR, Parker G.
86, formerly of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. He is survived by his loving wife, Ruby (Ogilvy) Moir, Hubbards; his daughter, Heather Moir, Oakville, Ont.; son, David (Shirley) Moir, Hubbards; his brother, Maurice (Jim) Moir, Dartmouth and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Norma Yetter (Dartmouth); Sally Moir (Dartmouth) and his brother, Wilfred Moir (Montreal). During the last 25 years Parker's working career was spent as a golf professional and a member of the CPGA, at several notable golf courses in Quebec and southern Ontario. He was a member of St. Georges Masonic Lodge 440 and the United Grand Lodge of England since 1960. A Masonic Funeral Service will take place 2 p.m. Thursday, May 21, in Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, 13549 Peggy's Cove Rd., Tantallon. A reception will follow.
HALEY, Justin Joseph
20, of Port Maitland, Yarmouth Co. It is with broken hearts that we announce the tragic death of our beloved son Justin on May 17, 2009, as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He was born on August 2, 1988. He was involved in minor hockey since he was four years old. He loved hanging out with his buddies in the VW club and his many friends. He loved music and four-wheeling. He is survived by his loving parents, Melford and Rhonda (Outhouse) Haley of Port Maitland; beloved sister, Jessica of Port Maitland; maternal grandparents, Ronald and Elsie Outhouse of Port Maitland; paternal grandparents, Gordon and Bernice Haley of Sand Beach; several uncles, aunts, cousins, many close friends, and special friend, Katie Purdy. Visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel, Yarmouth. Funeral service will be held in Yarmouth Wesleyan Church, Thursday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Steven Hopper officiating. Interment in Port Maitland Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations can be made to Yarmouth County Minor Hockey or The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. You will be forever in our hearts. Love, Mom, Dad and Jessica.
LANGILLE, Gerald Lorraine
76 , Oakhill, Lunenburg Co., passed away May 17, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Blockhouse, he was a son of the late Robie and Nellie (Nauss) Langille. He is survived by sons, Martin (Jolene), Cookville; Michael (Annette), Bridgewater; brother, Vernon (Sylvia), Pleasant River; grandchildren, Cole, Hunter and Michael; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his grandparents, Harvey and Violet (Frank) Nauss who raised him. There will be no visitation in the funeral home. Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday in R. A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville, Rev. William Gustafson officiating. Burial in Garden of Rest Cemetery, Blockhouse. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
LAMB (Robinson), Jean Wilhelmina
102, passed away peacefully in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, with family at her bedside. She was born in McKay Section, Hants Co., and was a daughter of the late Herbert and Zephina (McKay) Robinson. She graduated from Success Business College, Truro. Until her marriage she was employed at Eastern Canada Savings and Loan. She and her husband enjoyed extensive traveling in Canada and the United States, spending many winters in Florida. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Mildred Robinson of Halifax; nephews, Richard (Carol) Robinson, David Robinson, both of Halifax; Glen (Elizabeth) Robinson, Windsor; nieces, Eunice (Robinson) Myers, Kerrville, Tex.; June (Donald) Artz, Enfield; Patricia (Allan) Snow, Halifax; several great-nephews and nieces; several great great-nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert S. Lamb; brothers, Ralph Robinson, Wilfred Robinson; sister, Mabel (Robinson) Harvey; nephew, Donald Robinson. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Windsor Street, on Friday, May 22, at 10 a.m., Rev. Trent Cleveland-Thompson officiating. Private family burial in Camp Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fort Massey United Church or a charity of choice.