MacDONALD, Mary Elizabeth "Betty"
Died May 23, 2009. A daughter of the late Angus and Elizabeth Grant. Surviving are daughters, Betty Poirier, Sadie Warburton, Cathy McPherson, Theresa Donovan, Sheila Oliver, Sandy Lyonnais, Maureen Wilson; sister, Mary Snow; brother, Bernie Grant; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by husband, Alex; three children in infancy; brothers, John, Alex, Tom Grant; sisters, Lena, Lil, Kay. Visitation today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. Funeral mass Wednesday, 10 a.m. in Parish of St. Leonard, Mt. Carmel Church. Burial in the parish cemetery.
WHIDDEN, Charlotte Lee
17, Bible Hill. The memorial service scheduled for Wednesday, May 27, at 1 p.m. will now be in First United Church, 711 Prince St., Truro, not in Colechester Community Funeral Home as previously stated.
ANDREWS, Blaine Douglas
61, Digby, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, May 23, 2009, in Digby General Hospital, after a long battle with leukemia. Digby's favourite automotive mechanic, Blaine was always devoted to his work. A loving father, he is survived by his sons, Derrick (Danielle) and Brent (Marilyn), both of Halifax. As well, he is survived by parents, Oscar and Marguerite Andrews; brothers, Wayne (Sheila) and Webster, and sister, Cheryl. Funeral service will be held in Rossway United Baptist Church, May 28, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Donald Robertson and Pastor Lester Simpson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Serenity Funeral Home & Crematorium, PO Box 239, Port Williams, NS B0P 1T0.
SPROTT, Dr. Samuel Ernest
December 4, 1919 - May 20, 2009. Friends and former colleagues and students will be saddened to hear of the death of Dr. S.E. Sprott, former George Munro Professor of English Language and Literature at Dalhousie University. He died quietly at home on May 20, 2009, after giving what was to be his final lecture, "Shakespeare's Hall Plays-A Fiftieth Anniversary Lecture" on January 22, 2009. Quite literally a man of the world, Dr. Sprott was born in Hobart Tasmania, Australia, from whence his education and scholarly research took him to Great Britain, the United States and Canada. He received his B.Div. (1947) and M.A. from the University of Melbourne (1952), and his Ph.D. from Columbia University (1954), where he taught English literature before taking a professorship at Dalhousie in 1958. His academic publications include Suicide, The English Debate from Donne to Hume and Milton's Art of Prosody. S.E. Sprott was supportive both of the institutions of learning and of the students who attended them. He compiled a short-title catalogue of the Dalhousie Bacon Collection and in 1984 he donated over 4000 volumes and other materials of twentieth century Australian literature, the S.E. Sprott Australian Literature Collection, to Dalhousie's Killam Memorial Library. A writer himself, he was always supportive of his students' creative writing, as well as their academic endeavors; he followed their careers with interest and maintained contact with a number of them. He also attended the weekly Distinguished Speakers Series of the English Department up until his death. Dr. Sprott is survived by sister, Miss Mary Sprott and his nephews, Rev. Edward White and William White, all of Australia. He was predeceased by his parents, Moses Sprott and D. Florence (Harris) Sprott. He was also predeceased by his sister, Winnifred Sprott in 2001. At his request, there will be no memorial service.
ALLEN, Mae Ella
88, Bayside Lodge, Mahone Bay, passed way May 25, 2009, in Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born in Back Centre, she was a daughter of the late Teman and Ella Mae (Zinck) Jennings. Survived by daughter, Dorothy (Dwight) Rattray, Mahone Bay; son, Creighton Allen (Lorna), Back Centre; grandchildren, Lianne (Keith) Lohnes, Debbie (Mike) Baker, Neil (Lisa) Allen, Dwight (Jackie) Rattray, David (Annik) Rattray; great-grandchildren, Jessica and Jill Baker, Denton Lohnes; Brandon and Bailley Allen; special niece, Roberta Walters. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert Allen; infant daughter, Suzanne; sisters, Elsie Knickle, Rosella Upham; an infant brother; special friend, Clyde Eisnor. Visiting will be 7-9 p.m. this evening with a Rebekah Lodge service at 7 p.m., all in Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, May 28, in Trinity United Church, Mahone Bay, The Rev. Ruth Brown officiating. Interment will be in Garden Lots Cemetery, Garden Lots. A special thanks to Mahone Nursing Home staff and the staff of the Medical Department of Fishermen's Memorial Hospital Emergency Department. Arrangements entrusted to Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay (902) 624-8241.
KEWLEY (McLaughlin), Jean Elizbeth
Born 1912 in Annapolis, she passed away peacefully in Post Inn Village in Oakville, Ont. on Monday, May 25, 2009. Predeceased by her husband, Victor Kewley; daughter, Carole and brothers, Lynn and Ron McLaughlin. Jean is survived by her sons, Don (Sharon) of Milton, Ont. and Robert (Natasha) of Milton; her grandchildren, Carole Bell of Moncton, N.B.; Nancy (Ron) of British Columbia; Kris (Rebecca) of Campbellville; Allyson (Paul) of Windsor; Jon (Megan) of Guelph, Ont.; Erika and Kristina of Toronto and Logan of Milton, also by her great-grandchildren Connor, Spencer, Sophia, Elizabeth and Hunter. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 28, from 7-9 p.m. in McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home, 114 Main St., Milton 905-878-4452. The funeral service will be held in Grace Anglican Church, 317 Main St., Milton on Friday, May 29, at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Interment will occur on Monday, June 1, in Maplewood Cemetery in Windsor. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
KAULBACK, Ann Marie
52, of Lunenburg, formerly of Liverpool, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, May 23, 2009, with her family by her side. Born in Liverpool, Ann was the loving daughter of Harold and Elizabeth (Roy) Whynot of Liverpool. Ann's greatest love was her family, with whom she shared many wonderful moments that will be forever cherished. Ann had many interests, some of those were collecting antiques, decorating, fine jewelry, pottery and spending time with those close to her, among her many talents were quilting, sewing, stain glass, rug hooking, jewelry making and shopping. Through Ann's love of dogs she made many friendships. Ann worked in many places over the years, most recent was providing private home care. She also worked at the Inlet Café and Mimi's, among others. She was a courier for Purolator, and worked in retail, where she did some modeling. Ann touched the lives of everyone who had the pleasure to know her, her smile, hugs, kisses and infectious laugh will be greatly missed. Surviving, besides her parents, are her husband, Terry; daughters, Taylor (Scott) Shank of Penetang, Ont.; Mackenzie, at home; son, Matthew of Lunenburg; grandchildren, Nikki, Isabelle, Celeste, Gabreil Kaulback and Cooper Shank; sisters, Jaqueline Johnson of Hubley; Sandy (Jamie) Legge of Milton; Tammy (David Henderson) of Sandy Cove; brothers, Kevin (Joanne Johnson) of Liverpool; Garry (Barbara) of Charleston; Larry (Betty Jean) of Mill Village; Harold (Denise) of Liverpool; many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool, where a memorial service will be held Thursday, May 28, at 11 a.m., Chaplain Donald Lawton officiating. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Lodge That Gives, Halifax or to S.H.A.I.D.
GEORGALAS, Dimitrios "James"
Beloved father and son, died peacefully in hospital Wednesday, May 13, 2009, in Samos, Greece. He was the son of the late George Georgalas. He is survived by is mother, Elepthia Georgalas, Samos Greece; daughters, Stacy Hebert, Fredericton, N.B.; Shannan Georgalas, Halifax; Helen Georgalas, Halifax; and son, John Georgalas-Gallant, Sackville; grandchildren, Abigail Hebert, Keyauna MacLeod, Matthew Hebert. By family request, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation.
SAMPSON (MacDonald), Blanche Rita
Died May 25, 2009. She was a daughter of the late John D. and Elizabeth (Rockett) MacDonald. She is survived by sons, Raymond, Edward (Dorothy), William (Delores), Philip (Shirley); 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and her great great-grandson. Predeceased by husband, Freeman; daughter, Lois; brothers, John, William and Joseph and son, Jimmy. Visitation in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass Thursday, 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Rev. Dan MacInnis officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
KING, Francis Wallace "Frank"
70, Enfield, passed away May 23, 2009. Born in Enfield, he was a son of the late Michael Christopher and Ruth Frances (Turpel) King. Frank was a graduate of the Halifax County Vocational School, where he studied mechanics and welding. While a student, Frank was an enthusiastic member of the Halifax Rifles and RCEME Army Cadet Corps. Although he worked as a mechanic and service manager at several businesses, including Scotia Equipment, Robert Morse, and Baxter's Equipment, for most of his career he worked at the Halterm Container Terminal. Well respected by his employers and peers, he had a reputation for dedication and integrity. He was a proud member of the International Longshoreman's Association. Frank maintained a lifelong passion for motorcycles and automobiles. In his youth he built and raced cars with his friends and cousins. Whether it was fighting forest fires alongside his father, or traveling across Canada by motorcycle in the early 1960's, his spirit of adventure shone through. Later, when he had a family, he traveled and camped all over North America, teaching his sons camp lore and instilling in them a love of traveling. He was most contented traveling on the open road or relaxing on a sunny beach. Frank is survived by his ex-wife and long-time friend, Dinamarca Lorenzen-King; sons, Sanchez (Barbara Ferguson) King, Halifax and Torben (Susie) King, Port Alberni, B.C.; grandchildren, Miranda and Raegan King, and Tianna and Cavan King, British Columbia; sisters, Lorraine (Jules) Verhaeghe, Elmsdale; Ella (Bill) Hurshman, Oakfield; sisters-in-law, Heather King, Oakfield and Marie King, Dartmouth; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Michael and David. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, with funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, both in Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Highway 2, Shubenacadie, Father Andrew Rembarczyk officiating. Interment to follow in St. Bernard's Church Cemetery, Enfield. Memorial donations may be made to the QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation.
PETTIS, Ferne C.
84, of Sydney Street, Parrsboro passed away Monday, May 25, 2009, in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Advocate Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Pleman and Elsie (Mitton) Morris. She is survived by sisters, Juanita Morris, Advocate Harbour; Edith Dowe (Ronald), Trenton, Ont.; daughter-in-law, Sylvia Pettis (Bruce Henwood), Parrsboro; granddaughter, Sandra (John Gallant), Amherst; great-granddaughters, Hanna and Sydney. She was predeceased by her husband, Claude; son, Sydney; sisters, Marie MacAloney, Glennis Field and Clarabelle McCully; brothers, Keith and Forrest. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care of South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro or to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro.
CHIASSON (MacPhee), Diane Julia
Died May 25, 2009. A daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Delaney) MacPhee, she is survived by her husband, Gerard; daughter, Charmaine; son-in-law, Mark; granddaughter, Brooke; brother, Fred (late Joan); sisters, Kay (late Alec Joe), Annie May, Dorothy (Tom), Barbara; mother-in-law, Laura; sister-in-law, Susan (John); many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by father-in-law, Patrick; brother, Joe (Rita); sisters, Margaret (Ross), Theresa (late Hughie). No visitation. Funeral mass May 29 at 11 a.m., Holy Redeemer Church. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery.
DUBE (Richard), Rachel Mari-Anna
(Momma Camille) 90 Years Old. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rachel Dubé on May 22, 2009. Rachel was born on September 3, 1918, in St. Pascal Corte Kamouraska, Que. In 1940, Rachel traveled to Halifax where she taught French, learned English, and met her husband Camille Dubé. She was the proud owner of Camille's Fish & Chips which she ran from 1948 to 1984. She was known as the woman who fed the fleet and was fondly referred to as Momma Camille. She will be remembered for her great food, gracious hospitality, and devoted kindness to the countless sailors and Haligonians who passed through Camille's. Predeceased by her loving husband, Camille Dubé,and her dear son Terrence Dubé. Dear and loving mother of daughter-in-law, Carol Dubé, Richard (Marnie) Dubé, Marlene (David) Hoffman, Norman (LeeAnn Weeks) Dubé, and Dennis (Alberta) Dubé. She will be sadly missed by her 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and her many nieces, nephews and friends in Quebec and Halifax. The family wish to express a special and sincere thank you to the nurses and staff of Parkstone Nursing Home (Enhanced Care) for their kindness and excellent care. Visitation will be held in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St. on Monday, May 25 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral to be held in Saint Mary's Basilica on Tuesday, May 26 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Feed Nova Scotia. Condolences may be sent to 9 Melville Ave, Halifax, B3P 1C9.
WALL, Agnes Casilda "Casey"
Died May 22, 2009. A daughter of the late Catherine and James Devoe, she is survived by daughter, Ann-Dolores; son, James; grandchildren, Tara, Shauna, Kyle, J.R., Sean, Erin; great-grandchildren, Bruce, Taylor; sisters Mary, Clare; brother, Arnold, John; best friends, Helen and Doug. Predeceased by husband, Michael; children, Patrick, Joseph, John, Barbara; brothers, Michael, John, James, Gerard; sisters, Mary-Catherine, Phedelma; stepfather, Neil. Funeral mass in Immaculate Conception Church, Tuesday, 3 p.m. Interment in Gates of Heaven Cemetery.