Mr. Ronald Ivan Carter
Ronald Ivan Carter … 72, of Centreville, Kings County, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2009 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Brookfield, Colchester County, he was a son of the late Leo and Ethel (Waller) Carter. He had been employed as a purchasing agent with PCL in Edmonton, Alberta. He is survived by two step-daughters, Joanne (Ian) Drummond, Summerside, Prince Edward Island; Melda (Brian) Breneman, Edmonton; a step-son, Scot (Leah) MacDonald, Shubenacadie East; three brothers, Byard and Arthur (Frances), both of Truro; Gerry (Joan), Dartmouth; a sister-in-law, Joyce Carter, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; five step-grandchildren, Sarah Drummond, Katherine Drummond (David Hodges), Rachel MacDonald, Emily MacDonald and Ian Breneman. He was predeceased by his wife, Donna Taylor (MacDonald); a sister, Barbara; two brothers, Robert and Wilfred “Whit”; a sister-in-law Joanna Carter. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. There will be no visitation or funeral service, by request. Interment will take place at a later date in the family plot in Shubenacadie. Donations in memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Mr. Victor Leslie Walsh
Victor Leslie Walsh … 94, of the Windsor Elms, formerly of New Minas, passed away Friday, July 10, 2009 in the Elms. Born in Avonport, he was a son of the late Seymour and Clara Belle (King) Walsh. He was first employed at the Shaw Brickyard and later worked in farming. He was also employed with Minas Basin Pulp and Power and returned to farming before being employed with the Grand Pré National Park, from where he retired. He believed in an honest days work for an honest days pay. He was an adherent of the New Minas United Church. He enjoyed traveling the dykes, checking the tides and keeping an eye on the weather. He also enjoyed sports and was an avid fan of the Toronto Blue Jays. He is survived by a daughter, Aileen (John) Frizzle, Chester; two sons, Gary (Sylvia), Hantsport; Fred (Diane), New Minas; a sister Erma (Clayton) Wamback, Hantsport; a brother, Ronald (Greta), Lockhartville; a sister-in-law, Isabel Palmeter, Windsor; six grandchildren, Bruce (Kerri) Frizzle, Halifax; Garth (Tena) Frizzle, Amherst; Catherine (David) Cheeranjie, Ancaster, Ontario; Leslie (Dan) Bulger, New Minas; Stephanie (David Brideaux) Walsh, Hammonds Plains; Scott (Kellie) Walsh, Hantsport; eleven great-grandchildren, Evan, Connor, Haley, Damien, Jordan, Nicholas, James, Andrew, Mya, Kamryn and Zachary; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Mabel Palmeter; five sisters, Jean Starratt, Madeline Colby, Hilda Sherman, Alice Walsh and Iris Whitman; four brothers, William, Henry, Arthur and Donald. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2009 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2009, Reverend David Hewitt officiating. Burial will take place in the Lower Horton Cemetery, Grand Pré. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to Windsor Elms Village Continuing Care Society or Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Mrs. Isabelle Gibson
Isabelle Evelina Frances Gibson – It is with great sadness that we announce our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister went home to be with her Saviour on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at the age of 82. She passed away in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Upper Dyke, Kings Co., she was a daughter of the late Lucy Viner and Leander Gibson. In 1943 she married the late Charles “Charlie” Gibson Sr. and moved to Gibson Woods where they raised their large family. She was a member and a past-treasurer of Gibson Woods United Baptist Church and a chairperson of the Gibson Woods Cemetery Commission. She was employed outside the home for many years providing in-home cleaning services. She was later employed at Peoples Department Store, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Lawton’s Drug Store as a sales representative. She was a volunteer for 18 years at Fidelis House in Kentville and also campaigned for many years on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society. Mom loved to knit, crochet, and make her beautiful butterflies which she shared with many. She was a strong woman and a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her greatest source of pride was her family. She is survived by her nine children, Charles “Sonny” Jr., Gibson Woods; Annie (Ron Spears), Bible Hill; Bryan (Teresa), Kentville; Cecille (Reuben Evans), Texas; David (Catherine), Coldbrook; Michael, North Vancouver; Craig (Deborah), Regina; Cheryl Byard, Dartmouth; Heather Goodall, Halifax; her sisters, Leah Gibson, Judy Ryman, Bernice Gomes and Sylvia MacPhee, all of Toronto; her brothers, Wilfred, John “Avon”, Douglas, Wayne and Carl, all of Ontario; Angus “Johnny”, South Alton; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her loving and devoted partner of 15 years, Maurice Millier, Centreville, Kings County. Together they enjoyed bowling, golfing, gardening and making annual summer trips to P.E.I. Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by an infant son, Gary; an infant grandson, Bradford; her maternal grandparents, James and Lucy (Grey) Viner; her paternal grandparents, John and Maude Gibson; sisters, Shirley Johnson, Maude Kelsie, Geraldine States and Muriel Fletcher; a brother, Eugene. The remains have been entrusted to the care of White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Friday, July 17, 2009. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 18, 2009 at First Cornwallis Baptist Church in Upper Canard, Kings Co., Pastor Stephen Gough officiating, assisted by Pastor Galvin Simmonds. Burial will take place in Gibson Woods Cemetery. A reception will follow in the reception room of the White Family Funeral Home. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to Gibson Woods United Baptist Church, Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Valley Regional Hospital or Fidelis House, Kentville. Isabelle’s children would like to thank the nursing staff at Valley Regional Hospital, Medical B and Medical A Units who took great care of our mother, the volunteers at Fidelis House, Pastor Stephen Gough, Pastor Galvin Simmonds, members of Gibson Woods United Baptist Church, White Family Funeral Home, numerous extended family and dear friends who visited, called, sent cards and prayers for our Mom during her illness. Your love and prayers of support has sustained us and our families at this extremely difficult time and will in the days ahead. It is truly appreciated. We give thanks always to God for our Mother and letting her experience such a fulfilling life. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Mr. James Arnold Grant
James Arnold “Jim” Grant … 82, of Cambridge, Kings County, formerly of New Ross, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2009 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Fox River, Nova Scotia, he was the son of the late Leonard and Media (Sweet) Grant. He served 21 years in the Canadian Air Force as a flight mechanic and then worked at the Ottawa Uplands in charge of log control. He moved to New Ross in 1972 with his wife Ada and had a hobby/Christmas tree farm until 1992. While living in New Ross, he worked at the Ross Farm and was a favorite horse and wagon driver/guide with young and old alike. He enjoyed hunting, particularly with his son Wayne, travelling and camping, spending many summers in Parrsboro. He is survived by brothers, Douglas, Halifax; Kenneth, Toronto; Gerald, Summerside, Prince Edward Island; sisters, Margaret, Amherst; Shirley, Truro; Lois, Toronto; daughters, Judy Grant, Halifax; Darlene (Matthew) Croft, Greenfield; mother-in-law, Evelyn Keddy, Aaldersville; daughter-in-law, Judy Ann Grant, Wolfville; son-in-law, Norwood Whynot, Hatchett Lake; grandchildren, Sheena, Brad, Dawn, Kimberlea, Nicholas and Samantha; great grandchildren, Khoal, Mackenzie and Ethan James. He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Ada (Keddy); daughter, Debbie; son, Wayne; brothers, Joseph, Barss “Arthur”, Sterling, Donald and Carrol; sisters, Georgia, Alta, Muriel and Agnes. Cremation has taken place at the request of the deceased. A private interment will take place at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Mr. Thomas C. "Tom" Stirling
Thomas Charles “Tom” Stirling … 57, of Upper Canard, Kings County, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2009 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, following a very brief struggle with an aggressive form of cancer. Born in Wolfville, he was the eldest son of T. David and Barbara (Yeaton) Stirling, Upper Canard. He devoted his life to his passion, growing apples. He worked alongside his father, uncles, siblings, cousins and children at Stirling Fruit Farms and later branched off with his father and siblings to form Stirling Apples Limited. In 2002, together with his wife, Ruth-Anne, he formed Apple Valley Acres, and had a strong affiliation as a preferred grower for Scotian Gold. He was a member of and past director with the Nova Scotia Fruit Growers Association and a member of the Apple Farmers Association of Nova Scotia. Tom was a past-president, treasurer and director of the Port Williams Lions Club and as a curler, participated in many Lions Clubs Bonspiels. Tom enjoyed travelling and really looked forward to vacationing with family and friends in southern destinations. He spent two winters working with his son, Jeremy in Grande Prairie, Alberta for Formula Powell L. P. In addition to farming, he devoted his life to his family as a son, brother, husband, father, grampie, uncle, nephew and cousin. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, the former Ruth-Anne Harkness; two sons, Jay (Heather), Northville, Kings County; Jeremy (Jennifer), Grande Prairie, Alberta; three sisters, Patricia “Pat” (David) Gowland, Woodville, Kings County; Ann (Phil) Lockhart, Upper Canard; Muriel Stirling, Sackville, New Brunswick; three brothers, Russell (Jeannie), Fort McMurray, Alberta; Stephen (Sherry) and Mark (Susan), both of Centreville, Kings County; two grandchildren, Alex and Sydney; brother-in-law, Tom Harkness, Berwick; several nieces, nephews and a multitude of aunts, uncles and cousins. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2009 with a Lions service to be held at 7:00 p.m., both in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. The funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2009 in the Canard United Church, Upper Canard, Lay Minister Linda Townsend and Reverend Michael Gibbons officiating. Burial will take place in the Canard Burial Ground, Upper Canard. Following the burial, a reception will be held in the reception room of the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Valley Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.