MacDONALD, Dr. George
74, fondly known as "Dr. George" of Dartmouth, beloved husband of Ruby Barter, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 17, 2009, in the V.G. Site, QEII. He was born in Stewartdale, Cape Breton, the son of the late Peter L. and Florence M. (Ferguson) MacDonald. George had a long and rewarding career as a General Medical Practitioner. He was proud of being able to finance his Mount Allison University years by serving as an officer in the University Training Naval Division of the Royal Canadian Navy. He started his helping profession while still in Medical School at Dalhousie University as a medical officer on two cable ships and Canadian exploration ships. He had fond memories of his seagoing years and the friendships he formed at this time he maintained and enjoyed for the rest of his life. For most of his professional life he served his patients from the Woodlawn Medical Centre. He was a valued member of the medical staff of Dartmouth General Hospital for many years. He also had a long association in caring for patients at Oceanview Manor Nursing Home. His life was characterized by service, compassion and kindness in both his professional and private life and he was loved and respected as a true "gentle man". George is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 26 years, Ruby Barter. She was his constant companion and soul mate to the end of his life, never more so than in the last difficult weeks. He is also survived by his younger brother, Sandy (Jenny) MacDonald; niece, Melody (John) Shaw; uncles, D.J. (Phyllis) Ferguson and Peter (Florrie) Ferguson; aunt, Rebecca (John) Carew and a large number of cousins. Cremation has taken place through A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home and a private service will be held at a later date according to George's wishes. Because of his great love of animals, donations may be made to the SPCA or to a charity of your choice.
SLADEN, Lawrence St. Barbe
Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, May 24, 2009, at age 58. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Marlene; daughters, Sarah and her fiancÚ Randy, and Jessica. He will be missed by his dog Tiffany. Beloved son of Joseph and the late Mary Sladen; dear brother of Douglas and his wife Susan and uncle of Wendy and Jill. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Neweduk-Erin Mills" Chapel, 1981 Dundas St. W., Mississauga (just east of Erin Mills Pkwy), from 7-9 p.m. on Friday. A service to celebrate his life will be held in St. Peter's Erindale Anglican Church, 1745 Dundas St. W., Mississauga (at Mississauga Road) on Saturday, May 30, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
GIRGRAH, Margaret "Peggy"
Born in Yorkshire, England, in 1938, died peacefully on Sunday, May 24, 2009. Devoted wife of, and predeceased by, Mageed; devoted mother of Nigel and Nadia; devoted grandmother of Bryden, Colin, Sophie, Bennett, Aidan and Liam; special mother-in-law of Carl Marinelli and Shelley Dee-Girgrah. Dearly loved by her sister, Joy Hudson in addition to many relatives and friends living in Europe, the Middle East and North America. Highly respected teacher with the Carleton Roman Catholic School Board during which time she developed lifelong friendships. Peggy is best remembered for her perky, upbeat nature which could infuse a room full of strangers. The eternal optimist, she chose to instantly single out the brighter side of any situation. Peggy gave new meaning to the word "hostess", always extending herself beyond, particularly when it involved her love of cooking. She treasured her family and friends and, in turn, was blessed with friends who became her family. A full, healthy, active life cut far too short. Selfless, kind, considerate and fun-loving, Peggy was a true joy to be around and will be missed tremendously. Respects to the Girgrah/Marinelli family from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, in McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 1411 Hunt Club Rd. (corner of Albion Road), Ottawa. Memorial Mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, 194 Fourth Ave. (corner of Percy Street), Thursday, May 29, at 11 a.m. In lieu of floral tributes, the family requests donations to UNICEF. Special thanks to Ron, Ruth, Gail, Sheila, Eila, Vinay, Val and Qais - you are Peggy's angels.
D'ENTREMONT, Ronnie Michael
Leduc, Alta., August 18, 1955-May 21, 2009, passed away at the age of 53 years. Ronnie will be sadly and lovingly missed by his family, spouse of 30 years Coleen; son, Shane; daughter, Dawn Deion; stepdaughter, Sharmaine Schmidt; mother, Shirley Hatfield, as well as numerous relatives and friends. Visitation was held on Saturday, May 23, in Hainstocks Funeral Home, Edmonton, Alta. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 28, in Peace Lutheran Church, 4606-48 Street, Leduc, Alta. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 10985-124 Street, Edmonton AB T5M 0H9.
COLE, Laura Eugenie "Polly"
68 of Greenwood, passed away Friday, May 22, 2009, in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Millville, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Helen (Morse) Joudrey. Polly retired from 14 Wing Greenwood after 35 years in food service. She had been involved in the Soldiers Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Kingston Fire Department Auxiliary and was a regular volunteer for various charities. Polly enjoyed attending music festivals around the country and live theatre. She is survived by daughter, Laura Lee Cole (Wayne Coleman), Beaconsfield; son, Keith Clifford (Donna) Cole, Greenwood Square; son-in-heart, Hugh Parks, Alberta; sisters, Kay (Glen) Carver, Morristown; Donzella McGill (Don Conrod), South Berwick; Helga (David) Wheeler, Hall Road; brother, Frank (Carol) Joudrey, Morristown; grandchildren, Corinna, Kaycee Rae and Louise. Several very dear nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Beverly. Cremation has taken place. Visitation today 7-9 p.m. in Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, in Morristown Baptist Church, Pastor Brian Wheaton officiating. Interment will be in the Tremont Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to the ALS Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice. "Mom you will be missed so very much and we will always be close in our hearts"
HAFNER, Anton "Tony"
Died May 16, 2009, at home. Predeceased by his wife, Mary Hafner (Putand). Survived by daughters, Georgina Trapp, Woodstock, Ont.; Nancy Hafner, Yarmouth; grandchildren, Andrew and Esther Trapp; several great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Anderson, Ancaster, Ont. Besides his wife, he was also predeceased by his father, Anton Hafner, and his mother, Mary Hafner (Langer), as well as by brothers, Frank and Joseph. Memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 27, in the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah's Witnesses, 391 Main Shore Rd., South Chegoggin, Yarmouth Co. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to H. M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Yarmouth.
EDDY, Lloyd Ralph
87, of Dartmouth passed away May 22, 2009, in the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Tangier, he was a son of the late Walter and Beulah (James) Eddy. He is survived by his wife, Edith (Pye) Eddy, formerly of Donkin C.B.; brothers, Edgar (Ruby), Kentville; Parker (Dora), New Minas; Norman (Tonya), Brookfield; and Walter (Christine), Musquodoboit Harbour; dear sister-in-law, Grace; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Madeline and Ethel; brothers, Douglas, Spencer, Harvey, Fraser, Emerson, Frederick and Nelson. Visiting today (Monday, May 25) 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Portland St., Dartmouth. Funeral service will be held Tuesday 11 a.m. in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Tangier, Rev. Kevin Frankland officiating. Burial to follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
TITUS (Gavel), Stella Mary
79, Centreville, Digby Co., passed away peacefully at home on May 23, 2009. Born in Marshalltown, Digby Co., in 1929, she was a daughter of the late John and Eva (Amero) Gavel. She is survived by son, Bruce (Nicole), Centreville; daughters, Theresa and Doll (Craig), both of Centreville; Carol and Rose (Derek), both of Annapolis; Mary (Harry), New Brunswick; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Steve (Maye), Meteghan; Georgie (Gwen), Centreville. She was predeceased by husband, Elwood L. Titus and infant son, Elwood Titus Jr.; sisters, Catherine, Annie, Gertrude and Margaret. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch Street, Digby. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday in Centreville Baptist Church, Mr. Lester Simpson will officiate. Interment in Union Burial Ground, Centreville. Reception to follow in the Centreville Baptist Church. Donations in her memory may be made to The Centreville Baptist Church, Union Burial Ground, or to a charity of your choice.
BAYERS, Lewis Aubrey
75, of East Petpeswick Road, passed away with his family by his side on May 22, 2009, in Dartmouth General Hospital. He was a son of the late Aubrey and Irene (Smith) Bayers. Lewis was a contractor and owner of L.A. Bayers Rentals in Musqudoboit Harbour for 20 years until his health failed him at which point he retired in 1992. He was a chartered member of Musquodoboit Harbour and District Lions Club for 22 years, receiving the Melvin Jones Award along with many other awards of recognition. He enjoyed hunting, spending time gardening, dancing and a good game of cribbage. His pride and joy was watching his grandchildren grow up; they were the light of his life. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Catherine; his sons, Keith, East Petpeswick; Kenny (Jennifer), Orangeville, Ont.; grandchildren, Jennifer, Ashley (Tyler Halloran), Deborah, Cody, Cole and Matthew; great-grandchildren, Logan and Brooke and sister, Pauline (Doug) Jasperson, Ont. He was predeceased by his infant daughter, Deborah Catherine and brother, Stanley. Cremation has taken place, no visitation by request. Donations can be made on his behalf to Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch. Special thanks to the nursing staff on the 6th floor Dialysis unit at the VG for their kindness and caring for Lewis during the last two years. "Wherever we go, whatever we do, you will remain in our hearts forever" We love you Grandpa.
SMITH, Wilson A.
92, Amherst, passed away peacefully in the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on May 23, 2009, with family at his side. Born on October 12, 1916 in Amherst, he was the son of the late Elmer E. and Clara (Newcombe) Smith. Wilson was a highly-decorated veteran of the Second World War, having served as part of the West Nova Scotia Regiment in Belgium, England, France, Germany, and Holland. After returning from the war he was employed with Corrections Canada in Dorchester and later in the Springhill penitentiaries as Chief Steward. Upon retiring from Corrections Canada, he worked as a Commissionaire at Highland View Regional Hospital and Northern Telecom. Wilson was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 10, the Cumberland Twirlers, Bethany United Church, and the local Memory Club. He enjoyed bowling on a regular basis with his friends and being outdoors. In particular, he liked to golf and found great pleasure in hunting and fishing with family members, and gardening. Wilson is survived by his wife of 72 years, Vera (Thompson) Smith; daughter, Norma Joyce (Daniel) Hurley; son, Wilson, and sister, Doris Patterson. He is also survived by grandchildren, Denise (Dorn), Alan and Arnold Hurley, and several great-grandchildren. Arrangements have been entrusted to W. Allen Funeral Home, 60 Water St., Oxford, NS (902-447-2167). Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 26, at 2 p.m. in Bethany United Church, Thomson Station, with Rev. Gary MacDougall officiating and a private family committal to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethany United Church.
GAMMON, Mary Francis
87, Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home and formerly of New Harbour, Guysborough Co., died Friday, May 22, 2009, in the home. Born in New Waterford, she was a daughter of the late William and Ada (Taylor) Hulme. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and homemaker, she was happiest when cooking, baking, looking after her flowers and playing bingo. In her younger years, she and her sister worked for Moir's Chocolates in Dartmouth. She is survived by son, Charles (Lynette) Gammon, New Harbour; daughters, Mary (Simon) Pellerine, Guysborough; Dianne Richard (Kenny), Charlos Cove; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special nephew, George Snow and wife, Marg; special niece, Annie Murphy. She was predeceased by first husband, Charles Spanks; second husband, Ernest Gammon; son, Thomas; brothers, Charles, John, Harold; twin sister, Winnifred; sisters, Florence, Doris, Annie; infant sister, Lillian; grandson, Nathan Clarke and former daughter-in-law, Lorinda Richard. Funeral service will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. in New Harbour United Baptist Church with Pastor Scott Chandler officiating. Visitation was held Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in New Harbour United Baptist Church, where funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. with Pastor Scott Chandler officiating. Burial in Riverside cemetery, New Harbour. Memorial donations may be made to Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home and to Dr. Anita Foley for their care and kindness to Mary. Funeral arrangements are under the dignified and compassionate care of G.W. Giffin Funeral Home Ltd., 17545 Highway 316, Country Harbour.
HAMM, Rickie D.
54, of Blockhouse died suddenly May 21, 2009. Born in Bridgewater he was a son of Mary I. Hamm (Crossland), Martins Point and the late James E. Hamm. Rickie was a member in good standing of Carpenters Union, Local 183; a past member of the Blockhouse Volunteer Fire Department and owner of Hamm's U-Cut Christmas Trees. He lived his life loving his family and friends and took pride in his sons and his work. He was an outdoorsman who loved hunting and the forest. Rickie was a good and faithful steward of everyone and everything in his care. He is survived by his wife, Belinda (Adams) Hamm; sons, Jesse and Jacob, at home; mother, Mary Hamm, Martins Point; brothers, Reid (Coleen); Robin (Gail), all of Martins Point; sisters, Patricia Hamm (Lindsay), Martins Point; Nancy Stratten (Fred), Martins River; his uncle, Floyd Crossland (June), Clearland. He is also mourned by nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Beatrice Adams; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and their partners. He was predeceased by his father, James Hamm and sister, Elaine Andrews. Visiting will be 7-9 p.m., today in Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mahone Bay, The Rev. Stephen Kristenson officiating. Burial will be in Garden of Rest Cemetery, Blockhouse. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations are requested to be made to Blockhouse Volunteer Fire Department; Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia; St. John's Lutheran Sunday School or charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay (902) 624-8241.
MacLEOD, Margaret Katherine "Peggy"
59, Sydney, died May 26, 2009. The daughter of Kay MacLeod and the late Captain David H. MacLeod. Besides her mother, surviving are brothers, David, Claude, John Robert; aunt, Sandy Callaghan; uncles, Claude Huntley, John T. MacLeod; nieces, Karen, Susan Claudette; nephew, David; special cousin, Joanne MacInnis; cousins, Susan, Patti, Sandy. Besides her father, predeceased by grandparents, Jack and Jessie MacLeod, Frank and Katie Huntley. Cremation has taken place. No visitation. Memorial service 2 p.m. Friday in Trinity United Church, Whitney Pier. Reception to follow in church hall.