OICKLE, Elwin Camber
71, Beaver Harbour, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, in Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Sheet Harbour. Born in Beaver Harbour, October 9, 1937, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Viola (Whitman) Oickle. Elwin went to work in the woods at an early age, from there to Beaver Dam Mine, and was self-employed at various jobs in construction. He loved to hunt and fish and spend time with his sons and quality time with the grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, the former Malda Dagley; sons, Glen (Leeann), Sheet Harbour; Brian (Ann), Musquodoboit Harbour; grandchildren, Josh, Camber and Brooklyn; sisters, Jean MacQueen, Beaver Harbour; Bonnie (Clair) Whitman, Port Dufferin; brothers, Merrill (Sheila), Austin (Jeanette), both of Beaver Harbour. He was predeceased by sisters, Audrey Boutilier and Beryl. The body has been cremated. Memorial service will be held Monday, May 25, at 10 a.m. in D.S. Crowell & Son Funeral Home, 22558 Highway No. 7, Sheet Harbour, Pastor David Hodder officiating. Burial at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations in his memory may go to the IWK Children's Wish Foundation. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of the QEII Health Sciences Centre and Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital for their care and compassion and the community for their support.
MARTELL, Joan Gwendolyn
West New Annan (Tatamagouche), beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Joan Gwendolyn Martell, 70, of West New Annan, Colchester Co., slipped away peacefully on May 20, 2009, in Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche. Born in Pictou, she was a daughter of the late John and Margaret (MacDonald) Crowe. Joan was raised in Pictou but moved to Halifax as a young woman, where she met her husband, Vernon Martell. The couple moved to Tatamagouche in 1976 with their only child, Paul Martell. Joan was co-owner of Tatamagouche Auto Parts for 18 years and retired in 2007. She is survived by her husband, Vernon; son, Paul and daughter-in-law, Sherry Martell, The Falls; grandchildren, Josephine Martell (10) and Sebastian Martell, (8); brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Libby Crowe, Toney River and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Jacqueline Crowe in 1941. Visitation will be held Monday, May 25, from 1 p.m. until time of funeral services at 3 p.m. in Coulter's Funeral Home (657-3288) 48 Riverside Dr., Tatamagouche, N.S., Rev. Morley Bentley officiating. Interment will be in Sunny Brae Cemetery, River Road, Tatamagouche. Reception to follow in Tatamagouche Fire Department Hall. Donations in her memory can be made to Canadian Diabetes Association, or a charity of choice.
THOMSON, Garnet Joseph
91, Halifax, passed away May 20, 2009, in Glades Nursing Home. Born in New Germany, he was a son of the late Charles and Florence (Demone) Thomson. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the Merchant Navy. He was employed as a longshoreman and for many years he enjoyed many sports as well as being an avid Blue Jays fan. He was a resident of Glades Lodge for 15 years. Surviving are his wife of 73 years, Frances (Davie); sons, Bob Thomson and David (Laurie) Thomson, all of Halifax; grandchildren, Aidan and Vesta; also many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son, Ronnie; brothers, Leo and Gerald; sister, Leona. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Interment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
HART, Walter Clifford
81, of North East Margaree, passed away May 9th, 2009, in Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck. A wake for Walter Hart will take place on Saturday, May 23rd, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Shalom Room at Wilson United Church, Margaree Centre. Masonic Service will be held at 1 p.m. A celebration of Walter's life will take place at 2 p.m. in Wilson United Church in Margaree Centre, with Rev. Barbara Blois officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. Funeral services are under the direction and care of the Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley.
HOYT, Rita W.
78, of Beaver River, died May 17, 2009, at home. She was a daughter of the late Josephine Thibodeau (stepfather, the late Sylvain Thibodeau). Surviving are brothers, William Saulnier (Joan), Kingsport; Belonie Thibodeau (Jean), Grosses Coques; nieces, Carmel Barr (Randy), whom she loved as a daughter, Jen; nephew, Robert; great-nieces, Pam and Crysta. She was predeceased by husband, George Hoyt; sister, Elizabeth Gaudet (Rufus); stepbrother, Joe Thibodeau. A graveside service will be held in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery, Salmon River, Saturday at 2 p.m., Rev. Albeni d'Entremont officiating. Friends and family are all welcome. Arrangements entrusted to Meteghan Funeral Home.
FARMER DANIELSON, Greta Mae
73, of Lunenburg, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2009, in Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Greta was born in Rose Bay, a daughter of the late Frank and Lottie (Zinck) Wamboldt. In her earlier years, Greta worked for seven years as a legal secretary with Ed Saunders, Lunenburg, and later worked from 1968 as a secretary with a survey company until her retirement. She was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church, Lunenburg, taking an active interest in everything at Zion. In previous years, Greta had also been a member of the ELW at St. John's by the Sea Lutheran Church, Feltzen South. She was a member of the Alexander Rebekah Lodge No. 22, Lunenburg and active in the Friendship Club in Feltzen South. She was a kind and generous person who gave with her thoughts and deeds and will be deeply missed by her many family and friends. Greta is survived by her husband, Ole Danielson; daughter, Patricia (Wade) Garrison, Lunenburg. She was predeceased by an infant son. Friends are invited to share their memories of Greta with her family during visitation at the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. No. 3, Lunenburg today from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate Greta's life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in Zion Lutheran Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Vivian S. Roberts officiating. Interment will be in Harbour View Cemetery, Rose Bay. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Lunenburg, St. John's by the Sea Lutheran Church or Parkinson Society of Canada, Maritime Region.
TITUS, Elaine Lucy
59, of Westport. It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our dear wife, mother, grandmother and sister, May 20th, 2009. Elaine leaves to grieve her dear husband, David; her daughter, Karen (Brian) Timmons of Millcove, P.E.I.; her son, Steven (Naomi) Titus of Bridgetown. Mom is lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, A.J., Michael, Matthew, Zachary and Jacob. They truly were the greatest joy of her life. Elaine was the eldest of 12 children and has left 10 brothers and sisters to mourn, Jennifer Westhaver, Ingonish; Leona Stockley, Ingonish; Geraldine (Calvin) Walker, Manitoba; Maria (Lonnie) Stockley, Dartmouth; Peter (Ginny), Sydney; Ruth (Steve) Cipak, Sydney; Angela (Bryan) Hines, Port Hawkesbury; Maureen (Perry) Snedden, Manitoba; Jacqueline (Dale) Hines, Sydney; and Paul (Joanne), Ingonish. Mom was predeceased by her parents, Harv and Honey (Doucette) Donovan and her beloved twin brother, Leon. Mom loved many things in this life: singing and praising God, attending church, country/gospel music, playing skipbo with the girls, playing with all her pogo pals, attending seniors' events but most of all her family. Our hearts are broken from missing her so much. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 24, in Westport Baptist Church, Pastor David Ingersoll and Mr. Lou Outhouse officiating. A reception for family and friends will follow the service. By request, family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to Westport Baptist Church.
LATTER, Gwendolyne Ann
75, of Joudrey Mountain Road, Waterville, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2009, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Stratford, Ont., she was a daughter of the late Ivan and Anne (Watt) Linton. She had been employed with Scotia Greenhouses for 20 years. She enjoyed reading, knitting, sewing, animals and caring for her pets. She is survived by her husband, Donald Latter Jr.; daughter, Ann (David) Morris, Rockwood, Ont.; sons, Tom Leggatt (Donna Miller) and Brian (Susan) Leggatt, both of Mitchell, Ont.; Donald Ivan Latter, Halifax; Russell (Joy) Latter, Waterville; sister, Barb (the late Harold) Bain, Windsor, Ont.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sister, Betty (Bill) Partridge. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. today in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, Rev. Barbara Cochran officiating. Burial will take place in Cambridge Cemetery, Kings Co. Donations in memory may be made to Valley Regional Hospital or Annapolis Valley Victorian Order of Nurses. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
RITCHIE, Scott M.
76, Riverview, passed away with his family at his side in The Moncton Hospital on Sunday, May 17, 2009. Born in Coverdale, N.B., he was a son of the late Scott M. and Annie J. (Irving) Ritchie. He was a retired Independent Trucker. Scott enjoyed bowling in the seniors league, and playing darts and pool in the city league. He was an avid gardener and took great pride in his vegetable garden. A kind, caring and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, he will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 50 years, Doris M. Ritchie; daughters, Ann Fahie (Gary), of Halifax; Wendy Ritchie and Cheryl Ritchie, both of Riverview, N.B.; adoring grandchildren, Adam and Ryan Fahie and Morgan Ritchie; sisters, Mina Steeves (Lotan), of Pedicodiac; Sheila Lund of Saint John, Jean Allen (Herman), of Moncton, N.B.; Prudence Harmer (Bill) of Havelock; Carole Hendy (Ron), of Riverview, and Donna Steeves (Charles), of Ontario; brother, Greg Ritchie (Carol), of Riverview, as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Vernon and Lloyd Ritchie, and sister, Audrey Seely. Visitation was in Riverview Funeral Home, 214 Pine Glen Rd. on Monday, May 18. The funeral service was held in Riverview Funeral Home Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, May 19 at 2:30 p.m. Interment was in Wesleyan Union Cemetery, Upper Coverdale, N.B. Donations in Scott's memory made to the Friends of the Moncton Hospital Foundation "Oncology Dept." would be appreciated by his family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Riverview Funeral Home 214 Pine Glen Rd. Riverview, NB (506) 857-9544.
HOPKINS (Oakley), Anne
84, passed away peacefully in Dartmouth General Hospital on May 21, 2009. Born in Belleoram, NL., she was predeceased by her parents, Sydney and Christana Oakley; brother, William G. Oakley, and her husband, James M. Hopkins. Leaving to mourn are her family, Paul (Angie), Robert (Lorraine) and William John (Rose) Hopkins; grandchildren, Michael (Lisa) Hopkins, Paula (Tom) Muller, Matthew, Christana, Jonathan, Sarah, Robert, Hannah and Sophia; great-grandchildren, Katherine, Caroline, Andrew and Christopher, and nieces Joanne (Joel) Stewart and Sandra (Paul) Andrews. Cremation has taken place under the direction of J.A. Snow Funeral Homes. Committal will be held at a later date in Kentville. No visitation. Condolences can be made through J. A. Snow Funeral Homes. Donations can be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia or your charity of choice. Many thanks to the nurses at Dartmouth General Hospital, 4 West and special thanks to Dr. J. Lawless for her kindness and compassion. Anne was loved dearly and will be sadly missed by her family and many friends.
KAVANAGH, John Dennis McFarlane
49, of Kentville, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax as the result of an acute asthma attack while snorkeling. Born in Halifax, he was the son of Carolyn (Wright) Kavanagh, Halifax and the late Jerrold Kavanagh Q.C. He was a musician of great wit and heart. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sister, Judy Kavanagh; his wife, Mary McFarlane; son, Andy Kavanagh; stepdaughter, Lori Rafuse. We love him dearly. We'll miss him deeply. Cremation has taken place under the direction of White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 24, in the United Church of St. Paul and St. Stephen, Kentville, Rev. Dr. Randy Crozsman officiating. There will be a memorial concert at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
KELLY-BURNS, Barbara Joyce
56, passed away in Kings Regional Rehabilitation Center, Waterville, on May 20, 2009. Born February 12, 1953, in Bridgetown, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Dorothy (Hogan) Kelly. She is survived by brother, David, Toronto; several aunts and cousins. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Arnold Roy Burns; brother, Brian. Barb was a loving person with many friends at the rehab and will be sadly missed. A funeral service will be held Monday, May 25 at 11 a.m. in Living Word Fellowship Church, Beaconsfield, Pastor Jack Skafte officiating. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, Bridgetown, next to her parents and brother. Donations in Barbara's memory may be sent to Kings Regional Rehabilitation Center or to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
WHIDDEN, Charlotte Lee
17, of Bible Hill, passed away on the morning of May 23, 2009. Born in Truro, she was the daughter of Barry and Catherine (Rankin) Whidden. Charlotte is survived by her brothers, Mark and Thomas; grandmothers, Ethel Whidden of Bible Hill and Anne Rankin of Charlottetown, P.E.I.; many aunts, uncles and cousins from both Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. She was predeceased by her grandfathers, Bud Whidden and Ian Rankin. Charlotte was a Grade 11 student at the Cobequid Educational Centre. She was a wonderful friend to all she knew, and always greeted life and friends with a smile, which she will be remembered for. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 26 from 7-9 p.m. with a memorial service on Wednesday, May 27 at 1 p.m., both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Rev. Brian DeLong officiating. Family flowers only. Memorial donations in memory of Charlotte may be made to UNICEF Canada or charity of choice.