JEWERS, Edmund Heath
79, Halifax, passed away May 24, 2009, in Windsor Elms nursing home. Born September 3, 1929, in Ecum Secum, he was a son of the late Heath and Marjorie (Myers) Jewers. Prior to his retirement, Edmund was a Longshoreman for 43 years with I. L. A. Local 269, and a lobster fisherman. Edmund could be seen at the Metro Centre watching his beloved Mooseheads. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, the former Alberta Fleet; son, Victor (Susan) Fleet; daughter, Roberta (Peter) Jewers; brother, Oswald; sisters, Beulah Jewers, Helen Harvey, Elenor Pye, Margaret Sparks, Edna Walsh. He was predeceased by infant son, Roger; brothers, Murray and Patrick. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., (prayers at 7:30 p.m.) Wednesday in Ecum Secum Funeral Home, Ecum Secum. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday in St. Barnabas Church, Ecum Secum. Burial in church cemetery, Rev. Katherine Tait officiating. Reception to follow in the Ecum Secum Fire Hall. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
FERGUSON, Douglas Wren
74, passed away May 23, 2009, at his home in Bayhead, Colchester Co. Born in Oxford, August 21, 1934, he was a son of the late John George and Elsie (Swan) Ferguson. Doug was a member of Bayhead Union Church, Maritime Province Harness Racing Commission and Standardbred Canada Association. Heavily involved with harness horse racing, Doug bred, raised, trained and raced many horses over the years. One of Doug's proudest moments in his harness racing career was winning the Gold Cup and Saucer with Kilkerran Ingle. Doug was quick to smile and loved hearing or telling a good story as well as enjoying a good prank. Left to mourn are his wife, Donna (Drake) and their children, Heather (Steven Bowes), Ellen (Darren) Todd, Barrie (Kim), Martha (George) Underwood, Andrew (Shelley Whidden) and Janet (John) Legge, as well as his birth daughter, Linda (Dave) Kay; their beautiful grandchildren, Arathana, Elliot, Piper, Amy, Taylor, Simone, Kelsey, Jennie, Jesse, Caelan, Delaney, Logan, Caeden and Foster. He also leaves his sister, Anne (Gerald) Wilson; brothers, Jack, Ralph (Jean) and Danny (Pauline); Aunt Izzy, many nieces and nephews, cousins; his girls, Janet and Sue, as well as many special friends at home and Truro Raceway. Visitation is in family home, 828 Logan Rd., Bayhead, from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 27. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 28, in Bayhead Union Church. By request, family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Bayhead Union Church or any charity. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Coulter's Funeral Home, Tatamagouche (657-3288).
WALKER, Alexander Joseph "Alex"
Died Sunday, May 24, 2009. He was a son of the late James and Elizabeth (O'Brien) Walker. Survived by his loving wife, Dorothy (Peori); daughter, Dianne (Alan), Edmonton, Alta.; sons, Tony (Cheryl), Niagara Falls, Ont.; Tom (Terry), Edmonton, Alta.; grandchildren, Logan, Mason, Elijah, Naomi, Isaac and Larhya. Predeceased by brothers, Richard and Greg. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. Funeral 11 a.m. on Friday in St. James Church. Interment in the parish cemetery.
POTTIE (Carpenter), Monica Cecilia "Mona"
55, L'Ardoise, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2009, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Cleveland, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Sydney, August 17, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Theresa Carpenter. Mona was loved and adored by all. She will be greatly missed and she was an inspiration to "live life to the fullest". Mona was a volunteer with the Cancer Society for many years; concern for her family and friends was always at the forefront. She was a valued employee of Richmond Villa, St. Peters, for 24 years and even when she wasn't there her heart was. Mona was a friend to people of all ages. She is survived by her loving husband, Felix Pottie Sr., L'Ardoise; daughter, Anita (Wayne Webb); son, Felix Pottie Jr. (Krista MacLeod), both of L'Ardoise; sister, Pierrette, Quebec and her only grandchild, Paul Webb, L'Ardoise, who loved and was deeply loved by his "Nannie"; special sister-in-law, Vina; countless friends. She will be missed by beloved pets, Cindy and Brandy. She was predeceased by two brothers in infancy; sisters, Marie and Georgette; mother and father-in-law, Wilfred and Georgette Pottie. Visitation will be today from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, May 27, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Holy Guardian Angels Funeral Home, L'Ardoise. Funeral mass will be held Thursday, May 28, at 11 a.m. in Holy Guardian Angels Church, L'Ardoise, with Father Everette MacDow officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery, reception will follow in L'Ardoise Community Center. Donations in Mona's memory may be made to the Strait Richmond Palliative Care or a charity of one's choice. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Strait Richmond Hospital for the care and compassion given to Mona while in their care. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peters. "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted"-Aesop
STEVENS, David W.
Marriotts Cove, died suddenly May 23, 2009. Born in Chester he was a son of the late Burnel and Olive (Zwicker) Stevens. David was a loving husband, devoted father and proud grandfather. He was employed with Lenihan's Paving Inc., for more than 30 years. He loved what he did and took pride in his work. He was a long-time member and former president of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 88, Chester Basin. His hobbies included body work, woodworking and tinkering in his garage. He was a faithful friend who would do anything for anyone in a time of need and will be sorely missed by all. David is survived by his wife, Susan and stepsons, Kevin (Abbie) Prosser, Jason (Remiko) Prosser and Tyson Prosser; stepdaughter, Amanda Prosser; daughter, April Stevens (Brian Melanson); granddaughters, Alexa and Allira Prosser; grandson, Jacob Melanson; brothers, Carl (Susan) Stevens and Robert Stevens. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Chester, Pastor Dan Greene will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in David's memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements have been entrusted to Davis Funeral Home, Chester.
JACQUARD, Lucy Adelaide
86, Villa Acadienne, Meteghan, passed away peacefully May 25, 2009, in the Villa. Born in Pubnico, she raised her family in Wedgeport. She was a daughter of the late, Denis and Bertha (d'Eon) Amirault. Surviving are daughters, Norma Comeau, Bangor; Cecile (Wallace) Hicks, Meteghan River; grandchildren, Patrick Hicks (Marlo), Meteghan; Aldric Comeau (Nicole), Bangor; Gilles Comeau, Edmonton; Susan (Mike) Watters, British Columbia; Peter Reilly, Halifax; great-grandchildren, Ashton, Tristan, Annik, Tyler; great great-grandchild, Brooklyn. She was predeceased by husband, Basil; daughter, Bertha Reilly; brothers, Wallace at birth; Nathan, Liboire, Eddie, Lawrence. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday in Sacred Heart Church, Saulnierville, Rev. Paul Belliveau officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to La Villa Acadienne Charitable Foundation or a charity of your choice.
VAUGHAN, Eileen Shirley
81, of Kentville, passed away Monday, May 25, 2009, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Steam Mill, Kings Co., she was the youngest daughter of the late Howard and Alice (Brechin) Harris. She was active in the Home and School and Bethany Memorial Baptist Church, having served on various committees and held the position of church clerk for 25 years. In her later years, she attended New Minas Baptist Church. Following graduation from Kings County Academy, and prior to her marriage, she was employed at the Kentville Post Office. After raising her family, she worked at the T. Eaton order office, Kentville. She is survived by sons, Harding Lloyd (Audrey), Hebron, Yarmouth Co.; Richard Brian (Lesley), New Minas; Reginald Howard (Glenda), Sackville; brother, Clark (Pauline) Harris, Centreville; grandchildren, Matthew, Ryan, Sarah, Alice, David, Michael, Rachel and Rebecca; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd St. Clair Vaughan; sisters, Mildred Charest, Jean Rogers and Ethel Stevens; brother, Charles "Chuck". There will be no visitation, by family request. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 28, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Rev. Gary Manthorne and Rev. Sterling Gosman officating. A private family burial will take place in Hillaton Cemetery, Kings County. Family flowers only, by request. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Emergency Department and Medical A of Valley Regional Hospital for the wonderful care and attention shown to Eileen. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
EMMS, Charles Frederick, P. Eng.
Chester. Born June 16, 1919, in Fredericton, N.B., died May 22, 2009, in Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Serving with the Canadian Army from 1941, he was honorably discharged as Sergeant at the School of Artillery in Seaford, England in 1945, graduated from Nova Scotia Technical University in 1950 and worked with Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) in Halifax, Ottawa and Fredericton, retiring to Indian Point. He was an Honorary Life Member of the Chester Yacht Club. He was predeceased by daughter-in-law, Wanda and grandson, Mitchell Emms, and is survived by wife, Edna (Sutcliff) and children, Lawrence, Merle (Colin Cooper), Hazen and Gordon (Kathryn); seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place.
STAPLETON, John Edmund
81, Groves Point. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother. John Edmund Stapleton, 81, Brady Drive, Groves Point, passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, May 23, 2009. Eddie was doing what he liked best - carpentry. Born in Bras d'Or, he was the son of the late Henry and Viola (Young) Stapleton. He was a member of St. Joachim and St. Joseph Church. Eddie worked as a dispatcher for Municipal Ready Mix in Sydney until his retirement in 1993. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Margaret (Keeling), daughter of the late Sam and Ethel Mae Keeling (Florence); his sons, Bryan (Anne Marie), Peachland, B.C.; Shane (Louisa), Maple Ridge, B.C.; Eddie (Erin), Ontario; Mark (Susan), Ontario and Bill (Janice), Lloydminster, Alta.; his daughters, Charmaine (Mike Greenlaw), Digby; Maura (Brian Brady), Hillside Boularderie; Verna (Colin Harrison), Grand Isle, B.C.; Lucy Devoe, Sydney; Corrie, Fort MacMurray, Judy (Stephen Dolhanty), Fort MacMurray; Paula (Glen Edmunds), North Sydney; Suzanne, Sydney and Starr (Patrick Wilkie), Kirkland, Wash; his sister, Wilma "Sis" Vickers, Bras d'Or. Also survived are 26 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother in infancy, Henry "Buddy". He will be greatly missed by his 45's friends in Big Bras d'Or and Hillside Boularderie. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction and guidance of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Bras d'Or with Father Peter McLeod officiating. Donations in Eddie's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org Psalm 25-2 To You O Lord I lift up my soul In You I trust O my God
HAZEL, Lewis Johnson
83, of Sheffield Mills, Kings Co., passed away Sunday, May 24, 2009, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Baxter's Harbour, he was a son of the late Joshua and Ethel (Rand) Hazel. He had been employed as a heavy equipment operator with Bill Easson, Bev Welton, Scott Brothers, Eugene Porter and G. K. Morse Limited, from where he retired. He enjoyed working, maintaining his house and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, the former Evelyn Bennett; sons, James (Birgitta), Kentville and Michael, Canning; grandchildren, Willi, Luise, Erin, Ashley and Alex; sister, Eileen Ellis, Lookoff, Kings Co. He was predeceased by sister, Marie; brothers, Joe, Rodney, Peter, Spicer, John and David. Cremation has taken place under the direction of White Family Funeral Home, Kentville and there will be no visitation, by request. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 28, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Rev. David Elliott officiating. Burial will take place in Arlington Cemetery, Kings County. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to Valley Regional Hospital or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
VAUTOUR, Dr. Joseph Donald
May 10, 1921 - May 20, 2009. Our memories have become more cherished with the passing of Joseph Donald "Don" Vautour. Born May 10, 1921, in Richibucto, N.B., he was the son of the late Theodore and the late Virginia (Purcell) Vautour. Besides his devoted wife of 58 years, Carmel (St. Onge) Vautour, he will be greatly missed by his five adoring children, Lise (Muncie) Booth of Abbotsford, B.C.; Marc (Chantal) Vautour of Hull, Que.; John (Cheryl) Vautour of Antigonish; Ann Vautour of Toronto, Ont. and Mary Clare Vautour of Moncton, N.B. He also leaves behind his sisters, Florence Tassin, Ladysmith, B.C.; Imelda Trainor, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; and Jeannine Ladouceur, Moncton, N.B., as well as 12 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Don was a graduate of St. Thomas College, Chatham, N.B., St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, and Dalhousie University, Halifax. He entered the Royal Canadian Dental Corps upon graduation and was a Captain in the Canadian Army during the Second World War. He moved to Dalhousie, N.B. in 1947 and began his dental practice, retiring in 1986. While in Dalhousie he served as Mayor from 1960-64 and was active in the Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus and the New Brunswick Dental Association. An avid sports enthusiast, Don especially enjoyed skiing, golfing, and sailing in his spare time. Don was predeceased by his infant son, Edward Marc Vautour; his brothers, Gerald Vautour and John "Jack" Vautour; his sister, Marie (Vautour) Davies. Don will be best remembered for his intelligence, quick wit, humble nature, and incredible fortitude during his illness. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Dalhousie Palliative Care or to a charity of choice. The funeral mass was held in St. John Bosco Church, Dalhousie, N.B. on Saturday May 23.
YOUNG, Grace Eveline
Age 90, of Harbour View Haven, Lunenburg, formerly of Oakland, passed away May 24, 2009. Born in Walden, she was a daughter of the late Silas and Elnora (Dorey) Crossland. She is survived by sisters, Mrs. Annis Tanner, Blue Rocks; Mrs. Rosaline Whynot, Danesville; Mrs. Elva Ernst, Pine Grove; half-sister, Mrs. Minnie Lowell, Medford, Mass. She was predeceased by her husband, Moyle; brothers, Enos and Fred; half-brothers, Arthur, Charles, Demos, Stanley, Hiram, Simeon, Spurgeon; half-sisters, Alice, Hazel, Mary, Hannah. Grace was a very talented lady, whether it be hooking rugs, painting, or crafts of all kinds. Her talents were endless. In her early years, living on Young's Island, she fished, raised animals, split wood and even delivered a baby. She had many friends and was always there to lend a helping hand. She also was an avid bingo player. No visiting. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 27, in Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay, The Rev. Stephen Kristenson officiating. Interment will be in Park Cemetery, Mahone Bay. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay (902) 624-8241.
94, Halifax/Dartmouth. She was predeceased by sister, Ruth; brothers, Raymond, Don, Harold, Earl, Bill and Edward. This was not included in the obituary that ran Monday, May 25, 2009.