HENDERSON, Elizabeth Florence
81, Truro, passed away peacefully May 18, 2009, at home. She was a daughter of the late Fraser and Adelaide (Geldart) Fisher. Betty made many friends over the years with whom she always stayed in touch. She had a great love for family and friends and had many happy gatherings at her home. Elizabeth was also a past president of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Branch 26 of Truro. She is survived by daughters, Kelly, Toronto, Ont.; Georgie (Glen) Miller, Edmonton, Alta.; sons, Tony (Ardyce), Calgary, Alta.; Joel (Jane), Truro; Charles (Yvonne), Sharon, Ontario; sisters, Sylvia Barnhill, Truro; Carole (Ernie) Jakal, Calgary; brothers, Albert and John, both of Truro; Jerry (Marina), Masstown; Arthur (Vera), Debert; grandchildren, Jesse, Luke, Sarah, Joel, Laura, Alexandria, Matthew and Jack; great-grandson, William. She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, George Lawson Henderson; daughter, Paulette Cowan; sister, Shirley; brothers, Paul and Donald. Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 23 from 11 a.m. until noon, followed immediately by a memorial service at noon in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Greg Porter officiating. Interment in Fisher Creek Cemetery, Green Oaks. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Truro Food Bank.
A graveside service of committal will take place on Saturday, May 23, 2009, at 2 p.m. in Riverside Cemetery, Bridgetown, with the Rev. Janis Campbell officiating. A reception to follow in Gordon Providence United Church, 298 Granville St., Bridgetown.
McBRIDE (Berner), Mary Ann
It is with a grief so profound as to be immeasurable that her husband announces passage from this life to the next of his beloved wife, Mary Ann Berner McBride on May 18, 2009. She was born on September 5, 1939 in Pottsville, Penn. After graduation with highest Honours from Saint Francis University, Loretto, Penn. in 1961, she became a graduate assistant to Professor Carroll Quigley of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. She returned to her alma mater to teach in the Saint Francis Department of History and Political Science for four years. It was there that she met her future husband, who was then a lecturer in political science. In 1964, while she resumed her studies at Georgetown University, Mary Ann became engaged to Edward McBride. They married on June 26, 1965, in Pottsville, and spent a three-month honeymoon in Nova Scotia. Two years later, Dr. William Dalton, Chairman of the Saint Mary's University Political Science Department offered a teaching post to her husband. The couple were elated to return to their adopted province. Eventually Mary Ann returned to university teaching after receiving a Master's Degree in History under the tutelage of Dr. John McCormick. Upon the latter's retirement, he recommended that Mrs. McBride teach a course in his specialty, the English Civil War, whereupon she returned to teaching for three years. At both Saint Francis and Saint Mary's, there were students who regarded her as an inspirational and gifted teacher, who would serve as a model for their future intellectual endeavors. As for her husband, in nearly 44 years of marriage, he found his wife to be the purest soul, have the kindest heart and keenest mind he would ever know. She leaves a sister, Theresa Berner Hubler, New Jersey, and a brother, Joseph, also of New Jersey. She was predeceased by her parents, Peter and Helen Foley Berner; sister, Kathleen Berner Nagle, and brothers, Raymond and Conrad. Among her living relatives of the younger generation; her niece, Kathleen Hubler Hayes and her husband, Vincent are particular favourites. Visitation will be held in Cruikshanks Funeral Home, 2032 Robie St., Halifax, today 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A funeral mass to honour Mary Ann's life will be celebrated by Father Jerry Gauvreau in St. John the Baptist Church, 26 Purcell's Cove Rd., Friday at 11 a.m. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Parish, 26 Purcell's Cove Rd., Halifax, NS B3P 1B5 and/or The Companions of the Cross, 199 Bayswater Ave., Ottawa, ON, K1Y 2G5.
SCHAEFFER, Marjorie Helen
95, Annapolis Royal, passed away, Monday, May 18, 2009, in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Kingsport, she was a daughter of the late Burt and Bertha (Coffill) Connors. Marjorie was raised in Nova Scotia and in 1949 moved to British Columbia. In earlier years she was a real estate agent and later became a hair dresser and operated her own beauty salon in British Columbia. She retired to Nova Scotia where she continued her love of dancing, painting, gardening and animals and playing percussion in the Annapolis Basin Community Band. Marjorie was devoted to her dog, "Socket". She is survived by daughter, Pat Kisby (Bill Watts), Perotte; stepdaughters, Carolyn Witte (Dick Daigle) Arizona; Margaret (Jim) Haskins, Texas; Lee Schaeffer, New York; son, Michael (Jauna) Furze, 100 Mile House, B.C.; stepsons, John Schaeffer, Richard Schaeffer, both of Florida; Sonny Schaeffer, Texas; half-sisters, Joan (Henry) Harrigan, New Minas; Lenora (Dave) Gill, Saint John, N.B.; stepsister, Freda (Troy) Gee, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; grandchildren, Michael, Shawn, Lance, Jack and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Gordon Furze; second husband, Phillip Schaeffer; brothers, George, Jack and Jess. Cremation has taken place. A memorial gathering will be held 4 p.m., Saturday, July 18 at her residence, 13 William St., Annapolis Royal. Donations in memory may be made to CAPS - Companion Animal Protection Society or T.L.C. Animal Protection Society.
MacLEOD, Phillip Ivan
69, of Milton, Queens Co., was taken into God's care with his family by his side at Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, on Sunday, May 17, 2009. He was born November 8, 1939, a son of the late Donald and Marguerite (MacDonald) MacLeod. Phillip started working with his Dad in the family oil business at the age of 16. He was a former pipefitter working at STENPRO until he became part owner with his son, Wade, in MacLeod's Fuels. Here he enjoyed meeting people of all ages and established long-lasting friendships. He was also employed for many years as a school bus driver. Phil served as treasurer for the Milton Canoe and Camera Club and was a member of Zetland Lodge No. 09, A.F. & A.M. Liverpool. He was also a member of Zone 9 of the Nova Scotia Queens Native Council. He enjoyed league bowling, softball, and playing cards with his buddies. Phil was a beloved husband, adored father and a very special Papa. His family was the greatest love of his life. Phil leaves behind his loving wife, Kathryn (Whynot); daughter, Joanne MacLeod (Kevin Miller) of Milton; son, Wade (Cindy) of Milton; special grandchildren, Tasha, Tiffany, Rory, and Sierra; sisters, Ruth (Robert) MacDonald, Marina Jesso, both of Milton; Barbara MacLeod of Mill Village and brothers, Richard (Doreen) of Milton and Reginald (Gwen) of Brooklyn. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service will be held Friday, May 22, at 11 a.m. from Trinity Anglican Church, Liverpool. Chaplain Donald Lawton officiating, Family flowers only, donations may be made to charity of choice.
CAMERON, Iva Ulrica
Wood's Harbour, Shelburne Co., passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Wood's Harbour on October 29, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Staley and Maude Chetwynd. Iva enjoyed baking, crossword puzzles, attending church and time spent with her sister, Eva and all of her family members. Iva will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her. She is survived by sons, Leroy and Roger, Wood's Harbour; daughters, Madlyn Goodwin, Alberta; Burnette Stoddard, Lower Clark's Harbour; Vivian Smith, Greenwood; Evelyn Smith, Shag Harbour; Darlene Atwood, Barrington; sisters, Orien Lowe and Eva Cameron, Wood's Harbour; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; seven great great-grandchildren. she was predeceased by husband, Dexter; brothers, Bradford Chetwynd, Avery Chetwynd, Andrew Chetwynd, Winfield Chetwynd; sister, Elsie Kalawaski. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Thursday), Friday and Saturday from H. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Barrington. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Wesleyan Church, Wood's Harbour. Rev. Christopher Shennen officiating. Interment will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Wood's Harbour. Memorial donations may be made to any charity of choice.
RAYNER, Wanda Pearl
The death occurred in Prince County Hospital, Summerside, P.E.I., on Saturday, May 9, 2009, of Wanda Pearl Rayner, of Summerside, age 89 years. She was a resident of South Shore Villa, Crapaud and previously Park Hill Place, Summerside. She was the wife of the late William Rayworth "Ray" Rayner. Born in Summerside, she was the daughter of the late Franklin and Margaret (Clark) Yeo. She is survived by her daughters, Shirley (Bernard) Callaghan, Charlottetown; Gail (David) Richards, Victoria, B.C.; sons, Garth Rayner, Amherst; Gary (Lynda Lowry), Charlottetown and special friend, Ann Hughes, Amherst; grandchildren, Ben, Sophie and Sam Rayner, Jennifer Richards, Heather Richards (Chris Schmidt), Ottawa, Ont.; Kelly Richards (Darryl Mooney), Victoria, B.C.; great-grandchildren, Ivorie and Alivia Richards; sisters-in-law, Doris (Leigh) Linkletter, Hazel (Edwin) Young, Ruth Moase, Marjorie Rayner, Geraldine Inman and Millie Weagle and by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sister, Muriel (Curtis) Olive; half-brother, Edgar (Margaret) Yeo; half-sisters, Gladys (Bayfield) Ellis and Frances (Kenneth) Bruce; brothers-in-law, Loring (Margaret) Rayner, Delbert Rayner, Ken (Marion) Rayner, Stutley Moase, Mervin Inman and Erwin Weagle; sisters-in-law, Emeline (Warren) Nesbitt, Amy Rayner and Sylvia Day. Resting in Moase Funeral Home, Summerside, until Sunday, then to Trinity United Church, Summerside, for funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment in Peoples Cemetery, Summerside. Visiting hours Saturday from 6-9 p.m. in Moase Funeral Home and Sunday from 1 p.m. until time of service, in Trinity United Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Prince County Hospital Foundation or to Trinity United Church, Summerside, would be appreciated.
KING, Ruth Frances
91, Upper Nine Mile River, passed away May 19, 2009, in Mitchell's Rest Home, Upper Nine Mile River. Born in Shubenacadie, she was a daughter of the late William and Hazel (Phillips) Turpel. Ruth enjoyed her road trips with the Enfield Seniors Club, she also enjoyed walks with her husband, Michael C. King in the woods. Later in life she enjoyed the company of Mr. George Thompson. She is survived by daughters, Lorraine Frances Verhaeghe, Elmsdale; Ella Hurshman, Oakfield; son, Frank King, Halifax; grandchildren Jim, Shirley, Patricia, and Michael King, Sanchez and Torbin King, Bill Jr., Douglas, Stephen and Donna Hurshman, Stuart King, Pernell, Vincent and Joseph Verhaeghe, Wanda, Keri and Phillip King; 24 great-grandchildren; brothers, Vernon Turpel, Musquodoboit; Ralph "Skip" Turpel, Bridgewater; sister, Alice Parks, Ontario, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Michael C. King; sons, Mike and David King; brothers, Earl, George and Clarie Turpel; sister, Susie Parker. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today with funeral service 11 a.m., Friday, both in Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Main St., Shubenacadie, Father Andrew Rembarczyk officiating. Interment in St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church Cemetery, Enfield. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. My mom raised five children, nursed us all through the flu, colds, childhood diseases and even carried one around who had a broken leg. And we all survived because of her. She made sure we didn't drown in the river on one side of our home or get hit by trains on the tracks on the other side. Thank you mom, I love you, daughter, Lorraine.
GILBERT, Bradford A.
70, of Oakwood, Ont., and formerly of Lakelands, Cumberland Co. passed away suddenly on Monday, May 18, 2009, in South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Lakelands, he was a son of Ethel (Gilbert) Gilbert, Lakelands and the late J. Maxwell Gilbert. He is survived by his wife, the former Norma Jean White; daughters, Donna Gardiner (Darren), Lindsay, Ont.; Crystal Long (Andy), Woodville, Ont.; Paula Nevers (Mike Kinnear), Coldwater, Ont.; sons, James Maxwell, Oakwood, Ont.; Brent, Lindsay, Ont.; sisters, Audrey Heward (Lorne), North Bay, Ont.; Carolyn O'Hearn (Fred), Five Islands; Diane Gilbert, Toronto; Barbara Gilbert, Parrsboro; Bernice Fulton (Earl), Parrsboro; Jo Anne Gilbert, Kamloops, B.C.; Cheryl Johnson (Mike), Lakelands; brother, Ronald (Louise), Lakelands; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held 1-2 p.m. today in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro where funeral service will follow at 2 p.m., Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial will take place in Ontario at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada or a charity of choice.
BURTON, Lawrence Henry
Died May 18, 2009, at home. He was a son of Angus and Helen (Walker) Burton. Besides his parents, he is survived by his sons, Ryan and Shane (Kaitlyn); a beautiful granddaughter, Brooke Erin; brothers, Troy, Ken; sister, Charlene; grandmother, Helen Burton; niece and nephews. There is no visitation by request. A memorial service will take place today at 2 p.m. in S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney with Pastor Sheldon Chant officiating. Lawrence will be laid to rest next to his brother, Glenn Arthur in the Aspy Bay Cemetery at a later date. "Beyond the doors...there's peace I'm sure"
LORETTE, Roy E.
82, of Rockingham, and formerly of Parrsboro, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Shubenacadie, he was a son of the late Frederick and Emelda (Babineau) Lorette. At the age of 18, Roy joined the army in 1945. Following the war, he reenlisted in the navy in 1948 where he served until 1974. Following his military career, he was employed with the Lord Nelson Hotel in Halifax for more than 10 years. He was active in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Rockingham for many years. He was a 4th Degree Knight's of Columbus member and was an active legion member, most recently with Legion Branch No. 45, Parrsboro. He remained active with the Naval Association and the HMCS Huron Association where he acted as secretary. He is survived by sisters, Freda Adams, Five Islands; Joyce Myers, Lower Sackville; Lorena Parsons (Leon), Parrsboro; brother, Fred (Jackie), Stewiacke; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Lester and Joseph in infancy, Valerie, Bill. Visitation will be held 3:30-5:00 and 7-9 p.m. today in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday in Saint Brigid's Catholic Church, Parrsboro, Father David MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Saint Brigid's Catholic Church or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
COLLEY, James Edward
103, East Preston, passed away peacefully Monday, May 18, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in East Preston on March 3, 1906, he was a son of the late Deacon John and Nancy (Nelson) Colley. James is survived by his son, Eric (Mary) Colley, East Preston; daughter, Violet Clayton, East Preston; granddaughters, Barbara Colley, Ottawa; Angela Colley, Wanda Colley, Nadine Colley, all of Dartmouth; Raylene Colley, Halifax and Melissa Colley, Ottawa. He was predeceased by his wife, Edna (Beals) Colley; daughter, Lorraine; son, Buddy; sister, Myrtle Bundy; brothers, William, Charles, John; grandson, John; granddaughter, Clara Mae Sparks. James was a life-long member of East Preston United Baptist Church and Brotherhood. Prior to his retirement in 1971 he was a construction worker with Eric W. Whebby Company. James enjoyed playing the accordian and singing. He was also an avid reader. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and with a memorial service 7 p.m. Thursday, conducted by East Preston Brotherhood, all in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Funeral Service to be held 2 p.m. Friday, May 22, in East Preston United Baptist Church. Burial to follow in church cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to East Preston United Baptist Church.