ANDERSON, Warren Robert
84, Little Egypt, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2009, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow with the love of his life by his side. Born in Trenton, he was a son of the late Robert Peter and Lexie Jane (Reid) Anderson. Prior to retirement, he was a crane operator at the former Trenton Steel Works. He was an adherent of Trenton Church of the Nazarene. Warren enjoyed gardening and working in the woods with horses. He was a wonderful storyteller and possessed a unique sense of humour. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Jean (MacKay); children, James Robert (Shirley), Little Harbour; Ann (David) Hart, Halifax; Elizabeth (Paul) Black, Truro; Donna, at home; Charles (Laurie), Little Egypt; grandchildren, Kimberly, Sarah, Amber, Julie, Amiee, Raylene, Mary-Jean, Jarrett and Michael; stepgrandsons, Michael and Justin; great-granddaughter, Layla; step great-grandchildren, Emma and Bobby; brothers, Melburne (Helen), Trenton; Bruce, Little Egypt; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by infant son, Jack; sisters, May, Lila, Catherine, Celia and Lena; brothers, Chester, John, Edwin and Lawrence. The family will receive visitors 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in Trenton Church of the Nazarene. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in his memory to Nazerene Compassionate Ministries.
SPICER (White), Shirley Eunice
Our beloved Mother, born August 19, 1925 in New Westminster, B.C., passed away peacefully in Vancouver on May 9, 2009. She was predeceased by her parents, George White and Birdie Ritchings and stepfather, Albert Ritchings; sisters, Hilda, Hazel and Jean; brother, Gordon, and her granddaughter, Alicia. She is survived by her children, Paul (Barb), Brenda (Grant), Karen and Bruce; nine grandchildren; a great- grandchild and her many cherished family and friends. A woman of endless kindness, she always had a ready hug and a "happy to see you" smile. She lived a life full of fun, family, love and adventure with just enough hardship to keep it real. There was never a doubt she loved us completely. A proud Air Force veteran, pilot, farmer, plantation owner, square dancer, Big Rig driver, Bus Ticket Attendant, traveler, knitter of socks, budding genealogist and, greatest of all, Mom and Nan extraordinaire. Memorial Service to be held today at 2 p.m., in First Memorial Funeral Home, Vancouver.
KIELY, Dorothy June
June 21, 1925 - May 15, 2009, passed away peacefully in Sandringham Care Centre, Victoria, B.C., at the age of 83. She was predeceased by her brother, Jim. Dorothy is survived by her sister, Phyllis Williams in Powell River, along with two nieces and three nephews. During the Second World War, Dorothy served with the Canadian Navy where she remained until her retirement as Lieutenant Commander in 1970. She was stationed at several navy bases including Ottawa, Halifax, Victoria and London, England. She loved Victoria, so she made it her retirement home.
PIKE, Hazel "Shirley"
66, of South Belleville, Yarmouth Co. It is with deep sadness and regret that the family of the late Hazel "Shirley" Pike announces her passing on Wednesday, May 20, 2009, peacefully in the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Hazel was the youngest daughter of the late Alreta and Rev. Roddy Gordon Pike of Yarmouth. Born in St. John's, N.L., she was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 61 Ladies Auxiliary Yarmouth. She loved the outdoors, especially weeding her flower beds. She was a very loving person to her animal friends and had a special place in her heart for Chester her furry cat, friend, and "baby". She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and a great friend to all who knew her and has gone to be with God. She leaves to mourn her passing and celebrate her life, daughter, Cindy Lee Canny (Goodwin) of South Barrie, Mass., USA; sons, Brian Goodwin of Wedgeport; Grant (Leslie Surette " Lenie") Goodwin of South Belleville; sister, Irene (Ken) Crosby of South Ohio; brothers, Robert C. Pike of Toronto; Laurie Blackwood (Katie) Pike of Hillsborough, N.B.; Douglas J. (Mona) Pike of Truro; Melvin A. "Dave" Pike of Barrie, Ont.; grandchildren, Alexander Canny of South Barrie, Mass., USA; Ashley Goodwin of Halifax; great-grandchild, Maddyx Mackenzie Goodwin of Yarmouth and a wide circle of extended family and dear friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Ross Norman Goodwin, and sister-in-law, Bernadette. Visitation will be today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel Yarmouth with a Royal Canadian Legion Branch 61 Ladies Auxiliary service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral service will be in Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, May 23 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Oral Stewart officiating. Family flowers only. Memorial donations can be made to the Yarmouth S.P.C.A.
HANSON, Lawrence David
55, of Steam Mill, Kings Co., passed away Thursday, May 21, 2009, at home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Kentville, he was a son of the late Marvin and Dorothy (Schnare) Hanson. Since childhood, Lawrence had a love of the great outdoors and hard work. He started working in the woods as a teenager where he learned the art of silver culture and working with teams of horses and oxen. His passion for oxen grew through his life and he had won many ox pulls across the province. His pride grew when he taught his own boys to pull as well, passing his drive and dedication on to the next generation. He was a wonderful role model as a scout leader at Bethany Memorial for over 10 years. His other loves included his family, many fishing trips, playing crib and lately watching television with family and his devoted dog, Jazz. His greatest accomplishment was to be a strong, caring "Papa" by instilling morals and values to his family and showing them you never give up until the work is done. His love for the Lord grew, when he needed it the most, by attending services and seniors at Bethany with his extended family. This led Lawrence to giving his life to his Lord and being baptized. He is survived by and will be sadly missed by his loving wife and best friend, Ruby (Seaman); his sons, Lester (Christine), Kentville; Trevor (Charmaine), Calgary, Alta.; grandchildren, Nakita, Justin, Kyla and Katelyn; brother, Marvin; sisters, Marion Pert and Bertha Harvie; several nieces and nephews; his neighbour and special friend, Riley. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, May 24, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, May 25, in Bethany Memorial Baptist Church, Aldershot, Rev. Thelma McLeod officiating. Burial will take place in the Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory may be made to Bethany Memorial Baptist Church, the Annapolis Valley Victorian Order of Nurses, or the charity of your choice. Lawrence and Ruby wish to say thank you to all involved for prayers, support and help over the years. Your kindness will never be forgotten. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
ROBINSON, Helen Mae
98, of Annapolis Royal, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2009, in Annapolis Community Health Centre. Born in Wentworth Creek, Hants Co., she was a daughter of the late George and Blanch (Caldwell) Killen. She is survived by her sister, Ruby (late Percy) Baltzer, and several nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence Robinson; brothers, Orrick and Herman Killen. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of the Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal. A graveside service will take place Tuesday, May 26 at 2 p.m. in Aylesford Union Cemetery, Aylesford, Rev. Robert McCarthy officiating. Donations in memory can be made to Canadian Cancer Society.
SWEENY, Kenn O.
Digby, passed away May 20, 2009, in Tideview Terrace, Digby. Born in Yarmouth, he was a son of the late Vernon S. and Mabel (Millard) Sweeny. He started in the funeral profession with his late father V.S. Sweeny who owned and operated the Sweeny Funeral Home in Yarmouth. In 1965 he moved to Weymouth and owned and operated the Weymouth Funeral Home Ltd. In 1979 he moved to Bridgewater where he worked with Charles F. Sweeny Funeral Home until retiring and moved to Digby. Kenn was a past president of the Nova Scotia Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors and past general Chairman of Maritime Funeral Director's Association. He was a former town councilor for the Town of Yarmouth and also past president of Kiwanis Club, Weymouth. He is survived by daughters, Mrs. Cheryl Long, Digby; Mrs. (Beverley) Sidney Raymond, East Ferry; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; brothers, Jr. "Dick", Robert, Dr. G. Patrick; sister, Mrs. Suzanne (Clifford) Black. He was predeceased by his brothers, Vernon and Dr. Philip R.; sisters, Mrs. Marie Trimper and Mrs. Ruth Chisholm. Graveside service in Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery on Monday, May 25, at 1 p.m. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby. Donations may be made to Tideview Terrace or charity of one's choice.
WATTS, Herbert Reynolds
83, of Halifax, passed away on May 20, 2009, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in Port Hood, he was a son of the late Leonard and Amy (MacIntosh) Watts. He worked as a Development Officer for National Research Council until his retirement. He was an active member of CFB Halifax Curling Club and past president of Canadian Celiac Association, Halifax Chapter. He enjoyed being a grandfather and all the happiness his grandchildren brought into his life. He is survived by his wife, the former Betty Yates; daughters, Frances and Jennifer (Richard Donald), both of Halifax; granddaughters, Elena, Ruth and Sophie; siblings, George, Fredericton, and Kay Keddy, Halifax. He was predeceased by brothers, Russell, Mac, Calvin and Ralph, and sisters, Mildred, Daisy and Joyce. Funeral service will be on Saturday, May 23, at 2:30 p.m. in St. Andrew's United Church, Halifax. A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Celiac Association, Halifax Chapter or St. John's United Church Mission and Outreach Fund.
Died May 20, 2009. A son of the late Charlie and Kate (Walsh) McGillivary, he is survived by wife, Johanna (Martell); children, Peter, Cathy, Danny, Pauline, Paddy, Anne, Dorothy, Ellen; grandchildren, Lindsay, Samantha, Adam, Kristin, Ashley, Ryan, Bailey, Peter, Emily, Emma, Riley; sisters, twin Sadie, Cecelia, May; brothers, Pius, Jimmy, Ralph; many nieces, nephews, extended family, close friends. Predeceased by brothers, Johnny, Danny, Charlie, Naish, Joey. Visitation was held Thursday, 7-9 p.m., Curry's Funeral Home. Funeral mass today at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church.
CORMIE, Ann Ethel
88, New Glasgow, formerly of Truro, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2009, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Black Point, she was a daughter of the late Stewart and Jessie Loretta (Wilson) Reid. She resided in Truro for the past 27 years. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening and was an excellent baker. Surviving are her son, Vaughn Cormie, Kirkland Lake, Ont.; grandson, Michael Cormie, Halifax; sisters, Willena Martin, New Glasgow; Jean (Jack) Morrison, Kimberly, B.C.; many nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Roderick J. MacDonald; son, Roderick, in infancy; second husband, J. Herb Cormie; sister, Margaret McGee; brothers, James, George and Morton. The family will receive visitors 2-4 p.m. Sunday in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow from where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel with Rev. David R. Lutes officiating. Interment will be in Watson Cemetery, Truro. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in her memory to the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society or Brunswick Street United Church, Truro.
LINKLETTER, Maurice Salter
89, Pictou, passed away February 20, 2009. A Graveside Committal Service will be held on Saturday, May 23, at 1 p.m. in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville.
DICKIE-THISTLE, Beverley Margaret
Died May 20, 2009. She is survived by her husband, Glen Thistle and his daughter Jillian; parents, Jim and Marian Dickie; brother, Jimi (Elizabeth); sisters, Mary (Ian), Carol (Peter); sister-in-law, Patricia (Bill deceased). Predeceased by brother, Bill (2007); sister, Allyson in infancy. She will be greatly missed by her many friends, aunt, uncles, niece, nephews, cousins. Visitation Saturday, May 23, from 7-9 p.m. in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. There will be a private family committal at Little Narrows Presbyterian Cemetery.
MacGREGOR, Richard Allan "Rick"
We are very sad to announce the sudden death of our son Rick, 50, on Wednesday, May 20, 2009, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Rick was an adventurous young man leaving in his late teens for a job in Innuvik, N.W.T. with the Hudson Bay Company. After a short time there, he moved on to Calgary, Alta. and then to Vancouver, B.C. before coming back to Nova Scotia. For the next 30 years, he lived in Halifax. Always eager to travel, he enjoyed trips to Florida as well. He is survived by his parents, Al and Elaine; sisters, Cindy (Tim), Jackie (Greg) and brother, Barry (Tammy), also five nieces, and one nephew. The body will be cremated and in honouring Rick's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral. Instead, Rick would ask everyone to remember him by doing a good deed with a big smile.