PINEO, Donna Marie
59, of Auburn, passed away Monday, May 18, 2009, at home. Born in Middleton, she was a daughter of the late Milton and Marion (McNally) Pineo. Donna was previously employed with Food Services, 14 Wing Greenwood. She loved her music and spent most of her time the past few years looking after the yard and gardens. She had a passion for animals and will be sadly missed by "Brandi" and "Juno". She is survived by her life partner, Cynthia Champion, Auburn; daughter, Erin (Gerald) Persaud, Nepean, Ont.; special daughter, Rhonda Gill, Summerside, P.E.I.; brothers, Joseph (Marina) Pineo, David (Martha) Pineo, both of Auburn; Ellison "Sonny" Nauss, New Germany; Edward (Vicki) Nauss, Northfield; nephew, Mark (Erin) Pineo, Porters Lake and grandsons, Shea and Keiran. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Laura; brothers, Andrew and Ben; stepfather, Mervin Nauss. By request, there will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 22, in Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448, Rev. Deacon Don Boudreau officiating. Interment will be in North Kingston Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Donna may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association or to H.A.R.T. - Homeless Animal Rescue Team. A special thank you to the Paramedics, RCMP and to Dr. Gena Dickson for their compassion and care.
VanBUSKIRK, Burton David
73. It is with great sorrow that the family announces the peaceful passing away of Burton David "Bud" VanBuskirk, Monday, May 11, 2009, in St. Joseph's Hospital in Elliot Lake, Ont. Beloved husband of Ann; loving father of Janet-Ann (Dennis) Prysko and David (Fay) VanBuskirk; cherished grandfather of Jennifer, Michael, Ashley and Tyler. He is survived by brothers, Robert "Bob" (Joan), Charlie (Marilyn), Roy (Eva), John (Dianne) and sisters, Judy (Ken) Moen, Mary (Ken) Smeltzer, Jeannie, Susan (Willie) Dempsey. He was predeceased by his parents, James Burton and Velma (Higgins) VanBuskirk. Bud grew up in Hortonville and retired from the Canadian Forces with 25 years service and was a resident of the Elliot Lake community since 1996. Bud will be sadly missed by numerous friends, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. As he requested, cremation and interment has taken place in Woodland Cemetery, Elliot Lake, Ont.
MacDONALD, Gary Wayne
Westville. Gary Wayne MacDonald, age 60, Victoria Avenue, New Glasgow, formerly of Water Street, Westville, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in New Glasgow, Gary was a son of the late Hugh and Beatrice (Cyr) MacDonald. He was a member of the Church of the Holy Name, Westville. Gary was an employee of the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation for the past 30 years. He enjoyed his friendships and conversations with his fellow employees and friends at Tim Hortons. He enjoyed traveling with his family on vacation. Gary held a special place in the hearts of all his family members and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Gary will be sadly missed by his brothers and sisters, John (Diana), Westville; Nancy (Les) Strickland, Abercrombie; Hugh, New Glasgow and Margaret "Maggie" (Buzz MacCallum), New Glasgow. He was dearly loved by his nieces and nephews, Chris and Blair MacDonald, Kim MacKinnon, Lesley Russell, Jeff Strickland, Craig and Lindsay MacDonald, and Matthew MacDonald, as well as eight great-nieces and nephews. He is also survived by uncle, Harry Cyr, Stellarton, and several cousins. Visitation will be held Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. His funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in the Church of the Holy Name, Westville, with Father Ray Huntley officiating. Cremation will follow. Donations in his memory may be made to the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society or a charity of one's choice.
A graveside service for Arthur Harrigan will be held on Monday, May 25, at 11 a.m. in St. James' Anglican Church Cemetery, Herring Cove. A reception in St. James' Church Hall will follow.
A graveside service for Anita Harrigan will be held on Monday, May 25, at 11 a.m. in St. James' Anglican Church Cemetery, Herring Cove. A reception in St. James' Church Hall will follow.
DAVIS, Murray Allison "Al"
Truro, passed away suddenly on May 20, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, surrounded with love by his family and adopted family. Born in Smith Creek, N.B., on June 29, 1935, he was a son of the late Harry and Laura (Keith) Davis. Al moved to Nova Scotia in 1958 and settled in Truro in 1966, with his leisure time spent at his camp in Wentworth. Al enjoyed a variety of business endeavors throughout his life and got great satisfaction from volunteer time spent with organizations like Boy Scouts (Camp Malagash), and various roles in his local churches wherever he lived. He was also associated with Charles St. House, Rotary, Lions Club and was actively involved in the lives and interests of his children as they grew up. Al is survived by his wife of 54 years, Pearl G. Hawkes; children, Robert (Cynthia), Sydney; Carlee (Egon), Bible Hill; Gale (Rico), Calgary, Alta.; William, Truro; grandchildren, Michael (Amanda), Shannon, Megon, Ryan, Tess (Paul), Nina, Corey, Devon; great-grandchildren, Tyra, Brandon, Tristan, Angelina, Carson; brother, Thomas (Joanne), Waterborough, N.B.; sister, Frances (Stuart) Smith, Kent Bridge, Ont.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Donald, Andrew, and Harold in infancy; sisters-in-law, Ardine and Dorothy. Visitation will be held Friday, May 22, from 1-5 p.m. at the home of his daughter, Carlee, 9 Wright Ave., Bible Hill. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John's Anglican Church, Truro or to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro.
SUTHERLAND, James Lester "Suds"
62, passed away suddenly in Aberdeen Hospital on May 20, 2009. Born in 1947, in Truro, he was a son of Lester Gunn Sutherland and Mary Elizabeth (Campbell) Sutherland. James left for the west in his early days to seek his fortune before returning home to Pictou County in 1985, where he resided until his final days, working with his brother, John in surveying, and with his loving partner, Carolyn Thompson. In addition to having an inquisitive mind and an unyielding humor, he greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and the outdoor life in general. Some will remember his zest for life and others his scrappiness, but all who remember him will miss him greatly. To his friends, he might say; "I just got the hook, my last drive is here". James is survived by his partner, Carolyn Thompson, St. Paul's; daughter, Nicole Sutherland, Moosejaw, Sask.; son, Bryan Sutherland, Yellowknife N.W.T.; sister, Kathleen George, Yellowknife N.W.T.; brother, John, New Glasgow, and grandchildren, Shenika, Kaither, Keely, Brandon, and James. By request of the deceased, the remains have been cremated and there will be no public visitation or services. Donations in the memory of James may be made to the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit. Special thanks to the staff at Aberdeen Hospital whose attention and kindness were greatly appreciated by James and his family and friends. Condolences may be sent to the family through the H.W. Angus Funeral Home.
STEWART, Daniel Walter "Dan"
69, Sackville. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather on Wednesday, May 13, 2009. He died the way he wanted - at home, surrounded by family. Revelation 21:3 & 4. The son of Daniel and Eva (Patterson) Stewart, Dan was born on May 7, 1940, in Spryfield, and remained fiercely proud of his humble beginnings for the rest of his life. He left school at a young age to help support his family, and worked many jobs in the years that followed, including the Moirs Chocolate Factory, Imperial Oil and Sears Roofing. After mastering the craft of roofing, Dan opened his own business in 1976 and quickly established himself as one of the best in the city. There was never a shortage of work, but Dan was never too busy to help someone in need. In his free time, Dan enjoyed reading, exploring his surroundings on long nature walks, and telling stories. He loved attending spiritual meetings at the Kingdom Hall and participating in the door to door ministry. He was perhaps happiest in the kitchen, cooking big meals for friends and family. We'll miss his famous spaghetti sauce. Dan was also a very spiritual man, uplifting and inspirational to those around him, even at the end. His amazing bond with his loving creator, Jehovah, gave him and his family great comfort. He was kind, humble, patient and generous to those around him, and remained a pillar of physical and emotional strength during a long, difficult battle with cancer. He remained a devoted father and grandfather, but always reserved a special place in his heart for his wife of 42 years. "She's my best friend." Dan is survived by his loving wife, Gloria (Fox), children, Kimberly, Saint John, N.B.; Nicolle (Karel), Bedford; Tanya (Bruce), Bedford; and Daniel, Halifax; grandchildren, Michael, Jessica and Adrienne; sisters, Gloria Julian (Albert), Halifax; Barbara Bancroft (Greg), Halifax, and special in-laws, Sylvia Croucher, Sackville, and Terry Fox, Lethbridge, Alta. He was predeceased by his parents, and sister, Carol Holman (Frank), Halifax. A sincere thank you to all of Dan's friends and spiritual brothers and sisters for their prayers, support and generosity during this time. Cremation has taken place. Please join us for a memorial service on Saturday, May 23 at 2 p.m. in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Sackville. Donations gratefully accepted by the family or in memory at the Kingdom Hall.
90, Bineland, Ont., passed away May 11, 2009, at home. Born in Liverpool, he was the son of the late George and Agnes VanNorden, (Liverpool). Fred worked with Westinghouse and in 1948 he left Liverpool to go to Ontario with the company to work. He met and married Roseanne Gagnon and settled in Bineland, Ont. He is survived by children, Lennie, Gary, Christine Bere and Janet; several grandchildren and a great-grandson. He is survived by sister, Dorothy, Montreal, and Muriel "Dugie", Milton, Queens Co. He was predeceased by brothers, Clyde, Bruce, Clifford, Asa and sister, Winnie Atkinson.
SMITH, Leonard Fraser
83, Bedford, passed away May 18, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Halifax he was a son of the late Leonard V. and Lena (MacKeen) Smith. He was educated at Tower Road School, Kings Edgehill, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia Technical College and University of Toronto. He was employed by the Department of National Defense in Valcartier, Que. and in Ottawa. During the Second World War he served with the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy. He retired in 1989 and moved back to Nova Scotia for retirement. He was a life member of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron. He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Porte; daughter, Catherine Egan, Courtenay, B.C.; son, George Robert Smith, Ottawa, and his wife, Stephanie; grandchildren, Andrew and Caroline Smith. He was predeceased by brother, Donald H. Smith. Visitation will take place Friday, May 22, 7-9 p.m. in T. K. Barnard Funeral Home, Bedford. Funeral service Saturday, May 23 at 11 a.m. in All Saints Church, Bedford, Canon Robert Power officiating. Donations may be made to All Saints Church, or a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to T. K. Barnard Funeral Home, Bedford.
MacPHEE, Elizabeth Verne "Betty"
Rutherford Street, Stellarton, passed away suddenly on May 19, 2009, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow she was a daughter of the late Hugh and Priscilla (Ferguson) MacEachern. Betty was a resident of Stellarton most of her life. She was a long-time employee of Canadian Tire in New Glasgow from where she retired. Betty adored animals and had a special soft spot for her cats. She is survived by a daughter, Debbie MacCallum (Jim Langille), Truro; son, David (Kathy) MacPhee, Stellarton; grandchildren, Vicki Gerrior, Bedford; Melissa (John) MacDonald, Pictou Landing; Melanie MacCallum, South Korea; Kristie MacCallum, Cayman Islands; great-grandchildren, Erin and Adam Gerrior and Nicholas and Gracie MacDonald; brother, Gordon MacEachern, New Glasgow. She was predeceased by her husband, Seward. At her request, cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today and from 10-11 a.m. Friday and memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday, both in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton with Rev. Charles McPherson officiating. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in her memory may be made to the Pictou County SPCA.
ERVIN, Russell Earl
75, passed away November 16, 2008, at home in Green Hill, Pictou Co. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Sunday, May 24, 2009, at 2 p.m. in Hillside Cemetery, Middle Musquodoboit. A reception will follow in Middleton United Church Hall in Middle Musquodoboit.
74, Lower Onslow, passed away May 18, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Pembroke, Upper Stewiacke, she was a daughter of the late Boyd and Ruth (Graham) Hamilton. Surviving are her husband, Earl; sons, Floyd (Tammy), Freddie (Joanne), Frankie (Niki); grandchildren, Jennifer, Dylan, Jared, Jalyssa, Shane, Jenna, Madison; sisters, Lauretta, Iona (Art), Glenda, Evelyn; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sister, Ruthie; brother, Boyd. Verna worked at Stanfield's for a number of years and loved to spend time with her grandchildren. She loved animals, having cats, dogs, chickens and hens for most of her life. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A family committal service will be held in Clark's Cemetery, Lower Onslow. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, SPCA, or a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.