MacLEAN, Angus K.
It is with great sadness the family of the late Angus K. MacLean, age 70 of Port Howe, passed away Monday, May 25, 2009, in Gables Lodge, Amherst. Born in Florence, he was a son of the late Kenneth and Mary (Brown) MacLean. Angus served for 32 years in the Military and was highly decorated with the George Medal for Bravery, as well as the Order of St. John. He was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous for many years. Angus was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be sadly missed by his many friends. He is survived by his wife, the former Deborah Ann Grace; son, Kevin of Thailand; daughters, Lourlei MacLean and Rachel Fisher, both of Fort McMurray, Alta.; Erin Mattinson of Vancouver, B.C. and Renee Mattinson of Surrey, B.C.; sisters, Naomi Ross and Erma (Bill) Baker, both of Winnipeg, Man.; brothers, Bill (Lorraine) and Danny (Dorothy), both of British Columbia and Ian (Dawn) of Winnipeg; five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Angus was predeceased by sister, Esther Babcock. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst (902-667-9906). There will be no visitation or funeral service at this time. Private memorial will take place at a later date in Cape Breton. Donations in Angus' memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
PUTT, Gordon Raymond
72, Sydney, died Sunday, May 24, 2009, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. The son of the late Mary Putt Hilchey and grandson of the late Maurice and Sarah of St. John's, N.L. Surviving are son, Maurice Putt; his daughter, Cheryl Fowlow; stepbrothers, Raymond, Wayne, Wilson, Ralph, Charlie; stepsisters, Etta and June; uncle, Kevin; aunts, Joan and Kathleen. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation by request. Memorial service 11 a.m. Friday in S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel, with a reception to follow. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
HAAYER (Richard), Mae Roseanne
70, of Windemere, Kings Co., passed away at home on May 24, 2009, surrounded by the loving arms of her family. She was born September 8th, 1938, in Rockland, Kings Co. She was a daughter of the late Edward and Dorothy (Haughn) Richards. She is survived by her loving husband, George and children, John (Barb) Haayer, Waterville; Jesse (Julie) Haayer, Berwick; Dotty (Bryan) Haayer, Harbourville; George (Bernice) Haayer, Waterville; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and brother, Everette (Margaret) Richards, Berwick. She will be sadly missed by her dog, Bim. Mae was an employee of Weavexx for 33 years and cherished her second family there. She was a thoughtful, loving and special person to her family and friends. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Annapolis Valley Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 29, in Berwick Baptist Church, Berwick. Officiating is the Rev. Clyde Lowe. A private interment will take place in Berwick Cemetery and a reception will follow in the church annex. Donations in memory of Mae may be made to Harbourville Restoration Society.
PECKHAM, Gerald Frederick
May 24, 2009, in his 85th year, Gerald died in Ottawa, following a battle with cancer. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Arthur Harold Peckham and the late Annie Norma Peckham. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elsie (DeMone, originally of Lunenburg); daughter, Elizabeth (Alan) Ward of Australia; daughter, Annabelle (Mark) Richardson and grandchildren, Luke, Amy and Todd Richardson, all of Ottawa. Funeral arrangements in the care of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry Central Chapel (613-233-1143).
HOOD, Daphne Joyce
Born March 10, 1935, to Alexander "Sandy" and Edith (Bursey) LeShane (Burnt Woods, Lower Island Cove, N.L.), she passed away peacefully on May 25, 2009, in Northwood Center, Halifax. Daphne was a member of Bethel United Church and was educated in the Bethel U.C. School. She took organ lessons from the late Maude Lewis and played in many churches along Conception Bay, N.L. Daphne came to Halifax in 1952 to live with her sister and best friend, Marion, and her late brother-in-law, Ronald Gibbons. She took business courses and worked at the Department of Highways, License Dept., Canada Packers Meat Div., the former Victoria General Hospital switchboard, and as a teller for Maritime Tel & Tel. Daphne loved music, dancing, knitting, needle work, and baking. She was devoted to her family and friends. Daphne is survived by her husband of 48 years, Rowland; daughter, Shelley (George) Purcell; son, Keir (Heather) Hood, and daughter, Carlene; grandchildren, Allison, Chad, and Kimberley Purcell, Rachel and Evan Hood. Daphne is also survived by her sister, Marion; sister-in-law, Mary LeShane; many nieces and nephews, and their families. Daphne was predeceased by her sisters, Olive Shaw Morris, Florence Slade, and brother, William LeShane, all of Newfoundland and Labrador. Funeral service will be celebrated by Rev. Heather Fraser in Fairview United Church, May 28 at 2 p.m. A reception will follow in the church hall. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to "Fairview United Church Building Fund", or to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
MURLEY, Reta Muriel
92, Berwick, Kings Co., passed away suddenly on Monday, May 25, 2009, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Mom was born on East Ironbound Island, Lunenburg Co., and was a daughter of the late Willis and Mary Ellen (Wambolt) Finck. When she was very young she came to Somerset to help her aunt and uncle, Sadie (Wambolt) and Percy Nichols with their General Store. When her uncle passed away she remained in Somerset with her aunt and finished her schooling in the valley. After high school she attended Madame Harriett's School of Beauty Culture and met her future husband, Bill Murley, while traveling back and forth to Aylesford. For 40 years, Mom and Dad operated the general store in Somerset that they had bought from her aunt. In addition, Mom did hairdressing in that same building. After Dad's death, Mom moved to Berwick, where she lived until October, 2008. At that time, she went to Hilltop Haven in Coldbrook, where she lived, laughed and enjoyed the camaraderie of Darlene and "the girls" until her death on May 25. Mom was a long-time member of Berwick Baptist Church and the Weston-Welsford-Somerset Auxiliary. She was a great homemaker who was well organized, recycling long before it became a global issue. She was a great cook and enjoyed her flower gardens and vegetable gardening as well as sewing, knitting, crocheting and playing bridge. Besides her parents, Mom was predeceased by her husband, William "Bill" Murley; sister, Mildred Poole; brother, Isaac Finck; several brothers and sisters-in-law. Surviving are daughters, Elaine (Ken) Roscoe, Cambridge Station; Marjorie (Jim) King, Corner Brook, N.L.; brother, Arthur (Muriel) Finck; sister, Marion MacInnis, all of Halifax; granddaughters, Susan (Marven) Anstey, Marystown, N.L.; Heather (Dave) Marriage, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; stepgranddaughter, Adrienne (Jon Seary) King, Portugal Cove-St. Phillips, N.L.; grandson, Kevin (Wendy) Roscoe, Cambridge Station; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Kalyn, Lauren and Colin Anstey, Maiya Marriage, Kenda and Kaymen Roscoe; several brothers and sisters-in-law. Also she was known and loved as Aunt Reta by her many nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place 7-9 p.m. today in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S., B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900). Funeral service will take place 3 p.m., Thursday, May 28, in Berwick Baptist Church, 265 Commercial St., Berwick. Rev. Marilyn Rose and Rev. Murray Shaw officiating, with burial in Berwick Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Berwick Baptist Church, the Canadian Hemophilia Society of Nova Scotia, The War Amps or to any charity.
MacNEIL, J. Alex
71, Hebbville, Lunenburg Co., passed away May 26, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Gillis Point, Cape Breton, he was a son of the late Hugh and Margaret Anne MacNeil. He was employed with Canadian General Electric and Harris and Roome Graybar, Canada. He is survived by his wife, Thelma "Sally"; sisters, Terry MacDonald, Lorraine Nelson, Helen Colpa, Sister Marie MacNeil; brother, Joseph; brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Paulette Sarty; sister-in-law, Kaye MacNeil; mother- in-law, Annie Sarty; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, John, Gerald and Leonard; brother-in-law, Robie MacDonald. Visitation will be held Thursday from 7-9 p.m. in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Bridgewater, Father Robert Coote officiating. Burial will follow in the Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater. Memorial donations may be made to the Shaid Animal Shelter, South Shore Regional Hospital or the charity of your choice.
WHEELOCK, Hollis Banks
88, Nictaux Falls, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at home. Born in Nictaux Falls, he was a son of the late Emerson and Hazel (Banks) Wheelock. Hollis was well-known for his capability as a machinist. He was a member of Nictaux Baptist Church and a long- standing member of Nictaux Volunteer Fire Department. Hollis enjoyed creating jewelry from semi precious stones, gardening, photography, watching wrestling and visiting with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, the former Helen Hatt and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his twin brother, Horace. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today, May 27, in Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, May 28, in Nictaux Baptist Church, Rev. Bill McLeod officiating. Interment will be in Nictaux Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to a charity of choice.
McCARVILLE, Desmond Gerard
70, Halifax, passed away May 23, 2009, in Northwood Centre. Born in Charlottetown, P.E.I., he was a son of the late Elmer and Ellen (Smith) McCarville. He was retired form HMC Dockyard and was a resident of Northwood Centre. Visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 28, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Northwood Care Inc.
WHITE, Kirby Wayne
48, Haliburton Place, Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, formerly of North Noel Road, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2009, in Haliburton Place. Born October 23, 1960, in Halifax, he was a son of the late Waynie and Barbara (McLellan) White. Kirby was an avid fisherman, hunter and enjoyed dancing. He was also an avid race car fan of No. 8 Dale Earnhart. Kirby worked for numerous drilling companies throughout Nova Scotia. He will be missed by his husky dog, Saber and dearly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Lotta (Beach); son, Brandon, at home; sister, Tanya Macumber, East Walton and brother, Tracy (Lori), Georgetown, Ont. Visitation will be held Thursday 7-9 p.m. and funeral service Friday at 11 a.m. May 29, both in J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Hwy 354, Kennetcook. Rev. Lindsay Rankin officating with private family burial in St. James Presbyterian Cemetery, Noel Road. Reception to follow in the Little White Hall, Noel Road. Family flowers only donations can be made to the Presbyterian Cemetery, c/o Goldie White, RR 2 Kennetcook, NS, BON 2RO. Arrangemants have been entrusted to the compssioniate care of J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Kennetcook, ph. 1-902-362-2440
MOFFATT, George Carl
84, of Halifax, passed away May 25, 2009, in Drummond Hall. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Arthur Raymond and Gladys Mary (Muir) Moffatt. He received his early education at College Street School and St. Patrick's Boys' High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary's University in 1946 and his Diploma in Education from Dalhousie University in 1947. He also received a Diploma in Advanced Studies (Ottawa University), Diploma in Administration, Diploma in Reading Specialization (Nova Scotia Teachers' Summer School). In 1973, he received a master of Theology degree (Holy Heart Seminary and the Atlantic School of Theology). He taught at St. Mary's Boys' school for five years and taught for 16 years at St. Francis School and acted as vice principal and principal. He was principal of St. Stephen's School and St. Stephen's Highland Park School for 14 years. George was involved in the charitable work of Halifax Particular Council of St. Vincent de Paul Society for over 50 years. In 1966, he was elected its President and in 1970, the Society opened Hope Cottage, where he served 10 years as Chair of the Board and a volunteer serving meals over 20 years. He was President of the St. Agnes Parish St. Vincent de Paul Conference for 27 years. In 1982, he was awarded the Archdiocesan Medal of Merit in recognition of his service to the Church of Halifax, his action on behalf of justice and his fidelity to the pastoral life at St. Agnes Parish. He volunteered in the hospice program at the Victoria General Hospital; he was President of the Halifax Chapter of the International Reading Association; the Board of Directors of the Canadian Mental Health Association, a volunteer at the old Civic Hospital for the mentally challenged patients; a founding member of Hope Farm Society he served on the Board of Directors for 12 years. He held office in various Halifax and Nova Scotia Teachers' Associations. He was an Honorary Life Member of the Halifax and Westmoor Horticultural Societies. In 2004, George was the recipient of the Elizabeth Seton Award by the Sisters of Charity, awarded to those persons who personify the qualities of the Order's founder, and who lived by the credo "Blessed are they who wear themselves out for charity". He was the recipient of the Saint Mary's University Alumni Association 2004 Distinguished Community Service Award. He is survived by his cousins, Joyce Allard, Fiskdale, Mass; Lawrence Dorey, Northborough, Mass; Mary Jane Jacino, Stamford, Conn.; Melanie Muir, Australia. Visitation will be today from 6-9 p.m. in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St. Funeral mass will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 28, in St. Agnes Church, Father Albert Cosgrove officiating. Reception to follow interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society or Hope Cottage.
MURY, Jolene Ann
32, Arichat, passed away peacefully on May 24, 2009, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of Robert and Claire (Landry) Samson, Arichat. Jolene graduated from I.M.D.H. in Arichat. She received her BA and B.Ed from St. F.X. University in Antigonish. She worked with the Literacy in D'Escousse for a year. She was also a substitute teacher with the Strait Regional School Board for three years. She was presently employed with the CSAP and was a teacher at Ecole Beau Port in Arichat. Jolene loved her job, she was admired by her students and fellow workers as well. She will be sadly missed by her many friends and anyone who had the opportunity to have known her. Jolene touched many hearts. Besides her parents, she is survived by her darling sons, Wyatt and Rafe, at home; stepson, Avery Delorey, Edmonton, Alta.; brother, Joey (Krista) and their children, Ben and Emily; maternal grandmother, Alfreda Landry, Arichat; husband, Lawrence; brother-in-law, Wayne Mury; mother-in-law, Lily Jane Boudreau, all of Arichat; father-in-law, Benny Mury, West Arichat; numerous aunts and uncles. She was predeceased by maternal grandfather, Wilfred Landry and paternal grandparents, Joseph and Constance Samson, also great- aunt, Gizelle Boudreau and great uncle, Isidore Boudreau. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in C. H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat. Memorial service, will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Assumption Church, Arichat, with Rev. Duaine Devereaux, officiating. Interment of ashes will follow in Our Lady of Assumption Parish Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Education Fund set up at St. Joseph's Credit Union in Petit De Grat for Wyatt and Rafe Mury or at the funeral home in Arichat.
30, Coxheath/Saskatchewan. Emma Elizabeth Locke, 30, Buffalo Narrows, Sask., formerly of Clarke Avenue, Coxheath, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2009. Born in New Glasgow, she was the daughter of Clayton and Genevieve "Genny" (MacGillivary) Locke and sister of Michael. Emma was a graduate of the BACS program at UCCB. She loved her time and studies at UCCB, with Mik'maq, social work and PCS courses being closest to her heart. As busy as she was with her studies, she still found time for Gobblefest. Emma continued her studies at the University of Maine in Fort Kent completing her degree in 2002. From 2002-2006, she ventured to Northern Alberta working in various communities. In 2006, Emma moved to Northern Saskatchewan where she worked in the two areas that she loved, social work and education. During her time spent in Northern Canada, she appreciated the people and their cultures. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel Friday, May 29, at 1 p.m., with Mrs. Pearl Miller officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. Following the service, a reception will be held in Grand Lake Road Fire Hall. Donations in memory of Emma may be made to Cape Breton University, Donor Relations, PO Box 5300, Sydney, NS B1P 6L2.