MERRIGAN, William Joseph "Bill"
83, of Halifax, passed away May 19, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Montreal, he was the son of the late William Joseph and Jennie Irene (Cole) Merrigan. Bill served with The Loyal Edmonton Regiment during the Second World War in England, France, Belgium and Italy. While overseas he met and married his wife, Gladys. He was employed for over 40 years by S. Cunard and Company. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Fairview Branch and a former member of the Fairview Volunteer Fire Dept. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Gladys May (Carter) Merrigan; daughters, Hazel (Gilbert) Vienneau, Jane (Ron) Giles; sons, David (Paula), William Jr. (Elizabeth); sister, Jennie (Jean) Barrie; grandchildren, Brent (Lynn) Roeding, Kenneth Merrigan, Stephen (Tasha) Merrigan, Marcus Merrigan, Crystal (Danny) Sheen; Adam (Pauline) Giles and Lauren Giles, and many great-grandchildren. Visitation 2-4 p.m. Legion service at 2:30 p.m, both on Saturday, May 23, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Windsor Street. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. The cremation has taken place and interment will take place at a later date.
CARTER, Frederick Owen
36, Halifax/Mulgrave. With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Fred Carter of Halifax and formerly of Mulgrave, a loving son, brother and uncle, who passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, in the VG Site QEII Palliative Care Unit after a courageous battle with cancer. His positive attitude and fiesty spirit during his final days were an inspiration to family, friends, and hospital staff. Born in Antigonish, he was the son of Florence Carter and the late Jerry Carter. Fred grew up in Mulgrave and always considered it home. He graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University with a Degree in Commerce with a major in Accounting. He traveled after to see the world and spent four years teaching English in Taiwan. Fred had a great passion for golf, a sport he dearly loved and excelled in, and spent many days in his childhood golfing from dawn to dusk. He touched the hearts of all who knew him with his sense of humor and kindness. He is survived by his mother, Florence (Diggins) Carter; his sister, Shelly, and nephews Tyler and Alex Justason. Also survived by his grandfather, Arthur Diggins, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Frederick "Jerry" Carter, and grandparents Owen and Ida (Gillis) Carter; grandmother, Leota (Warren) Diggin. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 22, in the Mulgrave and Area Resting Place from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be on Saturday, May 23 at 1 p.m. in St. Lawrence Church in Mulgrave, Father Allan MacPhie officiating. Burial in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Family flowers only please. In lieu of flowers, donations in Fred`s memory can be made to the St. Lawrence Cemetery Fund, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Mulgrave and Area Resting Place. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Palliative Care Unit 7A of VG Site, QEII. Fred will be forever loved and missed by his family and friends. May all your drives be straight, and may all your irons land softly on the green, and until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hand.
COMEAU, Elie J.
84, Meteghan River, passed away May 19, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Meteghan River, he was a son of the late Joseph "Joe" and Odelie (Comeau) Comeau. Elie was a trucker hauling logs for most of his working life. After his retirement he took to the woods with his chainsaw and tractor and enjoyed many more years doing what he loved. He is survived by son, Melvin (Dianne), Salmon River Lake; daughters, Elaine (Philip) Bourque, Meteghan River; Jean (Gerald) Melanson, Comeauville; sister, Rose Emma (Louis) O'Connell, Meteghan; grandchildren, Chris, Kevin, Rachelle, Daniel, Dawn and Jennifer; great-grandchildren, Christianne, Renée, Mathieu, Gerard and André. He was predeceased by his wife, Therese; brothers, Antoine, Louis in infancy and Arcade; sisters, Antoinette in infancy, Emelda, Celestine, Cecile and Mary Arsena. Visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral service Friday at 2 p.m. in Stella Maris Church, Meteghan, Rev. Albeni d'Entremont officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Stella Maris Church Fund or a charity of your choice.
WHYNOT, Murray Clifford
76, Bridgewater, Lunenburg Co., passed away May 17, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Annapolis Royal, he was a son of the late Churchill and Lea (Whynot) Whynot. Murray will be dearly missed by those who knew him. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Cruickshank, Hillside Pines, Bridgewater; daughters, Carrol, Toronto, Ont.; Sharon (Colin), Mississauga, Ont.; son, Steven, Vancouver; grandchildren, Tyler and Ellee; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Friday with funeral service 9:30 a.m. Saturday, both in R. A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville. Burial in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater. Flowers will be accepted. Memorial donations may be made to Hillside Pines, Home for Special Care, Bridgewater.
FISHER, Doris Blanche
Brookfield, passed away peacefully in Val's Rest Home in Hilden on May 19, 2009, just four days before her 87th birthday. Born in Upper Stewiacke, she was the youngest child of the late Martin S. and Harriet (Dickie) Fulton. Doris spent most of her life in Brookfield and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. After graduating from business college, Doris worked for over 25 years as secretary for the Brookfield High School and received numerous awards honoring her professional expertise and organizational ability. She was well-respected by her colleagues. Doris had many friends who shared her love of bowling, cooking, handcrafts and card playing. She was always ready and willing to give the fruits of her culinary skills to others. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Hugh Garnet and long-time companion, John MacLellan; brothers, Arthur, Graham, Wilfred, Blair, Sedley; sisters, Eva, Edith and Muriel. Visitation will be held Friday, May 22, from 7-9 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 23, in Knox United Church, Brookfield at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. Interment in Brookfield Westside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Knox United Church or Brookfield Railway Station and Historical Society.
76, of Mill Village, Queens Co., passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, on May 19th, 2009. Born in Barr, N.L., he was a son of the late Theodore and Mary (Hickey) Evans. Freeman worked for 38 years in the field of communications retiring as Assistant Manager from Teleglobe Canada, formerly located in Charleston. After his retirement, Freeman was owner of Evans' Village Shoppe, Mill Village, which is currently owned and operated by his eldest son, Ted. Freeman was a member of Mersey Branch No. 038, Royal Canadian Legion, Liverpool. In 1991, Freeman chose to run as councillor for the Municipality of Queens where he was subsequently re-elected twice, retiring from Municipal Council in October 2008. Freeman was very proud of the term he served in public office and he always tried to do what was fair for all members of the community of Queens. He was also involved in many community events and organizations. Freeman's proudest accomplishment over the last number of years was being "Poppa" to his beloved grandchildren "Cass" and "Rosey" or "his Rosebud" as he called her. The "Children" brought Poppa much happiness when life was getting harder. Poppa also enjoyed the time that he spent with sister, Alice, always laughing and looking at the brighter side of life. Alice was always there to help him through his illness, a real guardian Angel. Dad also had great respect for his friend Dr. Tim Woodford, who assisted him through his illness. Poppa is survived by his children, Ted, of Mill Village; Kathleen and Tony, Charleston; Jamie and Jessica and children, Charleston; Mena, Charleston; his beloved sister and very best friends, Alice and George of Brooklyn; his brother, Roland and wife Catherine, of St. Jacques, N.L.; his sister, Annie and husband Lenus, of St. Jacques, N.L.; and his brother, Max, of Toronto. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, May; brothers, George Evans of St. Jacques; Jack Evans, St. John's, N.L.; Allan Evans, Isle Aux Mort, N.L.; and Tom Evans of Garnish, N.L. Visitation will be held today from 7-9 p.m. in Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service will be held Friday, May 22, from Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Donald J. Lawton officiating. Burial will be in Mill Village Community Cemetery. Family flowers only, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mill Village Consolidated School Parent Support Group. Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all life really means-Robert Louis Stevenson
Passed away in The Vancouver General Hospital, from the ravaging disease of Multiple Sclerosis at age 55. Kaethe was born in Lunenburg, lived in various Nova Scotia communities with her parents Luke and Thaya (deceased); and her older brother Saren (Sivakatirswami) Hawaii; sisters, Carelle (Dwyer), Keene, N.H.; and Erika Batdorf-von Baeyer, Toronto. After her high school days, and a prolonged Grand European Tour, Kaethe moved to Vancouver to be with her brother Saren. She continued to live there for the rest of her days. Kaethe was an active member of The Vancouver Chapter of The Mensa Society until she was hospitalized in The George Pearson Centre in Vancouver that attends to Multiple Sclerosis. Prior to that Kaethe worked as a tax consultant in an international accounting firm, then as manager of the controller department of a business. The onslaught of MS was sudden and aggressive, and Kaethe became a full-time resident of George Pearson Hospital until her death on May 15, 2009. Kaethe was assertive, dynamic and a powerful single women. She maintained a high passion for painting, weaving, music, and the environment. She managed to acquire further training in Analytical Clinical Sciences Pollution Services from the B.C. Institute of Technology in 1988, and was proud of her achievement of receiving an award for inventing an acid mining drainage control system. Yet her primary passion was painting and weaving, and she continued to paint until there was no ability to control her hands. Kaethe developed a web site and maintained it with her 1989 Brilliant North Star Manifesto; a philosophy of environmental and loving care for nature. This Manifesto motivated and sustained her for more than 10 years of intense disability. Kaethe made George Pearson Centre her community, and she, along with her ever twice-weekly visiting friend Alain, and some Mensa members, had a powerful personal impact on all her fellow suffers, medical staff and caregivers. Kaethe developed what she called a scientist's faith of pure rationality, with mass being matter turned into eternal energy. She is now one of the energies of the stars. A celebratory ritual will be held in The George Pearson Centre on May 28, at 2:15 p.m. All are invited to attend. A later celebratory event will be held in Nova Scotia, when her ashes are returned to Luke and her sisters. This will be by invitation only. Those desiring to honor her may wish to contribute to Research for M.S. through the MS Society, or to The George Pearson Centre Hospital, 700 W. 57th Ave. Vancouver, BC V6P 3X4.
71, Boularderie. A graveside committal service for family and friends of the late Willard Grant, of Boularderie, who passed away March 27, 2009, will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23, in MacDonald Cemetery, Ross Ferry.
ZINCK, Mary Lorraine
It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Lorraine. She passed away peacefully at home in Smith's Cove with her family on May 19, 2009. She leaves behind daughter, Michelle McCormick; her husband, David; grandchildren, Samantha and Andrew, along with son, Kenneth Jezequel and son, Richard Wren, his wife, Crystal; grandchildren, Rebecca and Savannah; niece, April Jackson; husband, Adam; great-niece and nephew, Ben and Myah; sister, Elisa Morgan; her husband, Terry; nieces, Amy and Jessica Morgan; sisters, Linda Gagnon and Tessie Beniot and good family friend, Tony Parnell, along with many, many more. Lorraine was diagnosed with cancer in September 2008. Throughout this time she always remained positive and strong, never allowing the SIN cancer bring her down. Lorraine will always be remembered as a strong-willed and a goodhearted person who always went after what she wanted. She loved long walks and the outdoors. She enjoyed being in her gardens and spending time with her family and friends. Lorraine had many talents which included crafts, painting, sewing and many more. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today from Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, in St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Digby, Father Keith Billard will officiate, with burial in Smith Sulis Cemetery, Harbourview. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. May you be with the Lord and always be the breeze that blows through our hair. You will be greatly missed but not forgotten.
FARRELL, W. Desmond
May 19, 2009. With broken hearts and fond memories, we are saddened to announce the passing of loving husband and father, Des, died peacefully at home in his 81st year. Born on November 17, 1928, in Ottawa, Ont., to the late James P. and Ellen (Linnen) Farrell, he was the beloved husband of Fae for 51 years. He is survived by their children, Tim (Penny), Sarnia, Ont.; Vicki (Mac) Huskilson, Lockeport; Beth (Jeff) Malloy, Summerside, P.E.I.; Peter, Ottawa, Ont.; Stephanie (John) Fetinko, Dartmouth; Amanda (Mike) Hupman, Lockeport; sister, Betty (Jim) Byrne, Peterborough, Ont.; sister in-law, Joan Farrell, Port Hope, Ont.; nine grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He retired from Queen's Printers, Government of Canada, and moved with his family to Lockeport in 1979. Des was one of the founding members of the Ragged Islands Historical Society, treasurer for St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Lockeport and actively volunteered for many things including the Lockeport Recreation Committee. He loved to bowl, play bingo, and play rummoli with his family. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by daughter, Baby Mary in infancy; brothers, Tom and Bud. Friends may pay respects from 2-4 and 7-8:30 p.m. in Huskilson's Funeral Home, Lockeport, Friday, May 22. Catholic mass will be held in Holy Cross Anglican Church in Lockeport, Saturday, May 23, at 2 p.m. Reception to follow in the Anglican Church Hall. Private interment in Lockeport Roman Catholic Cemetery. Special thank you to Dr. David Wilson, the VON and Goodlife Homecare, especially Sharon MacKenzie, for their compassion and care. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, c/o P.O. Box 111, Lockeport, NS B0T 1L0, Victorian Order of Nurses or charity of choice.
"Good night, God bless, sleep well, love you."
LeBLANC, F. Loretta "Rett"
87, passed away peacefully on May 19, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born August 25, 1921 in Yarmouth, she was a daughter of the late Valerie and Mabel (Saulnier) LeBlanc. Rett was a resident of The Berkley Dartmouth for the past six years. She was employed with CIBC for 42 years. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Beverley (Bill) Robicheau; cousins, Frances (David) Willis, and Doris Gibson; her niece and nephews and many cousins. She is also survived by her very dear friend, Betty Giannou. She was predeceased by her brother, Bill; her cousin, Bill; Aunt Gus and Uncle George with whom she lived for many years. The family wish to thank the staff and residents of The Berkley Dartmouth. We also wish to thank the staff of Dartmouth General Hospital, T.C.U. for their exceptional compassion and care and Sister Cecilia for her spiritual care. May God bless you all. There will be no visitation. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Maple Street, Dartmouth, Father Jim Richards as celebrant. A reception will follow in the church hall. Burial will be at a later time in Yarmouth. Family flowers only by request. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rett's memory may be made to the IWK Foundation or a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, Queen Street. "Rett may be gone from us, but she will remain in our hearts forever."
CONNOLLY, Kathleen "Kaye"
72, passed away in Dartmouth General Hospital on May 20, 2009. Born in Sydney, March 27, 1937, she was a daughter of Patrick J. and Ann (MacIsaac) Connolly. She graduated from Holy Angels Convent and joined the Federal Public Service in l955, retiring from Parks Canada in Halifax in l993. She was a former member of CFB Halifax Curling Club, Brightwood Golf Club and was associated with the Dartmouth North Community Centre for a number of years. Kaye also assisted with the Elementary Schools Breakfast Program and enjoyed active roles in both municipal and provincial politics. Kaye is survived by sisters, Eileen Gillis, Sydney; Louise (Larry) Whitehead, Portland, Me.; Barbara Matheson, Ottawa, Ont.; Ann Culligan, Dartmouth; sister-in-law, Leah Connolly, Dartmouth; brothers, Pat (Bette), Dartmouth; Dennis (Mary), Kitchener, Ont.; Rev. Owen Connolly, Halifax, many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; brother, John; brothers-in-law, Patrick Gillis, Murray (Ray) Matheson and Joseph Culligan. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St., Friday, May 22, with Mass of Christian Burial in St. Peter's Church, Maple Street, Dartmouth, Saturday, May 23, at 9 a.m. Memorial donations may be directed to Dartmouth General Hospital, Palliative Care, Attention: Angela McFadden or the Victorian Order of Nurses.