BLUE, Marc Rubert
40, of Falmouth, Hants Co., passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at home. Born on February 4, 1969, in Halifax, he was a son of Wendy (Little) Blue (Bob Davison), Hantsport, and the late Alexander David Blue. Marc was employed as a receiver at C.K.F Inc., Hantsport, where he worked for the past 21 years. He was first and foremost a loving husband, and devoted father, as well as a son, brother and uncle. He was also an avid golfer, and in his earlier years enjoyed playing baseball, basketball and soccer, achieving many awards. He was a number one New England Patriots fan. He attended Hantsport High School, Horton District High School and also Acadia University. Marc's favourite past time was his pride and joy, his children and especially his wife, Tammy. He gave without question, asked for nothing in return, and was well-known for his unique and infectious laugh. Besides his mother, Wendy, he is survived by his wife of 19 years, the former Tammy Peach; daughter, Chloe; son, Caleb, both at home; sister, Anna (Mike) Cochrane, Windsor; brothers, Anthony (Michelle), New Minas; Scott (Michelle), Dartmouth; nieces, Rebecca Cochrane, Jesse Blue, Alison Church, Natalie Peach and nephews, Ethan Blue, Eric Cochrane; mother and father-in-law, Elva and David Peach, Falmouth; sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and Wayne Hopkins, Falmouth; brother and sister-in-law, David and Paula Peach, Martock. Besides his father, he was predeceased by his son, Logan David; nephew, Addison Hopkins. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 29, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King St., Windsor, where funeral service will be held in the chapel, at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 30, with Rev. Wayne Merrill and Rev. Michael Boyd officiating. Interment will be in Centre Falmouth Cemetery, Town Road, Falmouth. Family flowers only, donations in memory of Marc may be made in trust to, Chloe and Caleb Blue, at the C.I.B.C. Windsor Branch.
WHITE, Kirby Wayne
48, Haliburton Place, Windsor, formerly of North Noel Road, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 25, 2009, in Haliburton Place, surrounded by his loving family. Born October 23, 1960, in Halifax, he was a son of Barbara McLellan (Gorman) and the late Waynie White, both of Noel Road. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Lotta (Beach) and his son, Brandon at home. Also survived by sister, Tanya Macumber, East Walton and brother, Tracy (Laurie), Georgetown, Ont.; several nieces and nephews. Kirby was an avid fisherman, hunter and enjoyed music and dancing. He was also an avid race car fan of No. 8. Dale Earnhart Jr. Kirby worked for numerous drilling companies throughout Nova Scotia and had many friends. He will be sadly missed by both family and friends alike as well as his faithful dog, Saber. Visitation will be held today 7-9 p.m. and funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, May 29, both in J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Hwy 354, Kennetcook. Rev. Lindsay Rankin officiating 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 1P0. Arrangements have been entrusted to the compassionate care of J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Kennetcook, ph. 1-902-362-2440.
GOULD, Kenneth Leroy "Kenny"
78, of Walton, Hants Co., passed away peacefully on May 22, 2009, in Hants Community Hospital in Windsor after a long battle with cancer. Through the caring support of the Palliative Care Team, Northwood Home Care, and VON, Kenny was able to stay in his home, which he loved, for as long as possible. Born in Walton, he was the son of the late Lloyd Wilson and Marjorie Alma (Ettinger) Gould. He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Davies) Gould of Elliot Lake, Ont.; daughters, Catherine (Ken) Kuula, Sudbury, Ont.; Karan (Felix) Noel of Sault Ste. Marie; sons, Timothy (Denise) Gould, Sudbury, Ont.; Robert (Patricia) Gould, Sudbury, Ont.; daughter-in-law, Alice Gould of Walton; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Harry (Lois), Clifford (Sally), Alfred (Florence), David (Marlene), Wilson, Ray (Shirley); sisters, Ruby Goreham, Rita Hayes, Mildred Cullum, Margaret (James) Stutely, Pauline (Fred "Buddy") Slaunwhite and Edith (David) Sanford, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Thomas Lloyd Gould; his friend, Ellie MacAloney; brother, Lesley Donald Gould; brothers-in-law, Reginald Goreham, Anthony Hayes, James McLellan, Neil Cullum, Jacques Levesque and sister-in-law, Agnes. He had a long career in mining in various locations throughout Canada but every chance he had, he returned to his home in Walton, where he retired. Kenny was very proud of the fact that many of his sons and family members also made a living working in the mining industry. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 26, at 11 a.m. in the Grace United Church, Walton, Rev. Marilyn MacDonald officiating with a private family burial in the Grace United Church Cemetery, Walton. A reception will follow the service at the church hall, Walton. Visitors are welcome to drop in at Kenny's home in Walton on Tuesday afternoon and evening to celebrate his life in his way. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hants Community Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, 89 Payzant Dr., Windsor NS B0N 2T0 or the Grace United Church Cemetery Fund, Walton NS B0N 2R0. Arrangements have been entrusted to the compassionate care of J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Summerville, phone 1-902-633-2431,
WIGHT-QUIN, Winnifred Mae
Halifax. Much loved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away peacefully May 22, 2009, in Northwood Centre. Born in Kentville, she was a daughter of the late Wilfred and Lila Mae (Lamb) McNally. She was a graduate of Maritime Business College and first worked at Beatty Bros, later at Barber Ellis and retired from Douglas Rogers Insurance Co. She loved flowers and working in her garden, had a great sense of humour and a real concern for the welfare of others and always willing to lend a helping hand. She is survived by daughter, Rosaline (James) Bleoo; granddaughter, Ashley; stepdaughter, Sharon (Tony) Vella; step grandchildren, Tina and Terry, and sister, Bernadean Lewin. She was predeceased by her first husband, Frank R. Quin. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street, Halifax where funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. Tom Woods. Burial at the Camp Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Special thanks to all the staff at Northwood for their compassion and care over her stay.
BARRY, John Roland
78, of Tidal View Manor in Yarmouth. It is with deep grief and sadness that we announce the passing, on May 24, 2009, of John Roland Barry. He was a kind and gentle spirit, and a true gentleman to the end. Born in Yarmouth on August 19th, 1930, he was the son of the late John Arthur and Marie Emma (Morton) Barry. In his younger days he worked for Edward Allen Ltd., T.R.A. Ltd., and then began work at Atlantic Wholesalers Ltd. where he worked for over 30 years until he retired in 1982 due to health issues. John, as his workmates knew him, was a hard worker and always true to his word. He was known as Roland to his family and friends whom he loved and adored. His family was his life and he gave his all to them. He met his wife, Marie (Conrad) in 1946 and they were married on September 2, 1949. Marie was the love of his life and continued to be even after her death in 2003 at age 72. Dad was one of a kind and there will never be another man like him. His gentleness, thoughtfulness, and polite manner will be missed truly by everyone whose life he touched. God truly blessed us with the best father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend anyone could ever ask for. John Roland is survived by his sons, R. David (Debbie) Barry, Danny (Rose) Barry and only one daughter, Gloria (Michael) Nickerson, all from Yarmouth. He is also survived by his sisters, Joanne Trask and Donna Saulnier, both of Yarmouth; Elizabeth (Abraham) Elmasry of Waterloo, Ont.; Phyllis Ricker of Ottawa, Ont.; Susan (Doug) Dinelle of Kitchener, Ont.; a foster brother, Alan Morton of London, Ont.; six grandchildren; four step grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. John Roland was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Marie Elizabeth (Conrad); brother, Gerald; half-brother, Raymond Berry; sisters, Gladys and Eileen; two brothers and one sister in infancy. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel, Yarmouth. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from Holy Trinity Anglican Church with Father Doug Chard officiating. Interment will be held in Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that everyone remember Dad by performing a single anonymous act of kindness for someone as was Dad's way. Donations in Dad's memory may be given to Tidal View Manor, Camp Peniel or Holy Trinity Anglican Church. A sincere and deepest gratitude to the staff of Tidal View Manor A-Wing and D-Wing for their loving care and kindness, Dr. Julie Chandler, Pastor Wayne Johnson and to Bonnie Wry and Jamie Countway, his angels of song and grace who he loved so dearly - The Barry and Nickerson Families.
75, Sydney, passed away on May 23, 2009. Born in Bay du Nord, N.L., to "Teacher" Tom and Frances (Lundrigan) Farrell. Survived by his sisters, Genevieve; Eileen (Late Lawrence) Farrell; Patricia (Pat) Hickey; Alice (Late Fred) Hickey; brothers, Kevin (Late Lil) and Alphonsus (Viola); many nephews and nieces. He will be especially missed by his nephew, Fonce. Predeceased by brothers, Pat, Dave. Visitation will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Theresa's Church. Interment at a later date.
GOUCHIE, Earl Joseph
It is with deep sadness that we, the family announce the sudden passing of Earl Joseph Gouchie on Saturday, May 23, 2009, at his Camp in Shulie, at the age of 74. Born in Amherst, he was a son of the late Albert and Edna (LeBlanc) Gouchie. As the longtime former publisher/owner of Cumberland Publishing Ltd. (Amherst Daily News, The Citizen, Atlantic Post Calls and The Sackville Tribune Post), Earl was a well-respected businessman and member of the community. He served his community on several committees, such as, CRHCC, past president of the Atlantic Canadian Newspaper Association. Earl enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time at his camp with friends and family. He will best be remembered for his great sense of humor and his sincere kindness. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife of 49 years, the former, Pat (Willigar); his children, Jeff (Belinda) Gouchie, Janice (Greg) Landry and Jennifer Dempsey all of Amherst; brothers, Gerald (Erla) of Amherst; Donald (Marg) of Sault St. Marie, Ont.; Raymond (Lisette) of Sudbury, Ont.; sisters, Theresa Cormier, Marion (Jim) Wendler, Doreen (Jerry) Boullion of Sudbury; and Bernadette (Bunny) Henri, all of Sudbury, Ont.; grandchildren, Amelia and Natasha Gouchie, Justin, Samantha and Tyler Landry and Colton, Brandon Dempsey; numerous, nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts. Cremation has taken place under the care of Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst (902-667-9906). There will be no visitation by the request of the family. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday May 28 at 2 p.m. from Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Amherst, with Father Vernon Driscoll and Deacon Rick Hartnett officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Earl's memory may be made to the IWK b.r.a.i.n. child (Brain Tumour Research Assistance and Information Network) or charity of choice.
DEAL, Brenton Rupert
80, Halifax, peacefully passed away in Parkstone Manor, Friday, May 22, 2009. Born in Halifax, October 21, 1928, he was a son of the late Arthur and Gertrude (Cochrane) Deal. He was retired from the Halifax Fire Department, having served as Captain of the Rockingham Volunteer Fire Department before amalgamation. He was a longtime member of Bedford Masonic Lodge. Brenton is survived by his loving wife, Gerry of 59 years; sons, Daniel (Linda), Halifax; Chandler (Louise), Upper Stewiacke; daughters, Cynthia (Rodney) McMillan, Denholm, Que.; Patricia (Leon) Taylor, Falmouth; sister, Doreen Konradis, Halifax; grandchildren, Troy, Megan and Jill McMillan, Christopher (Holly) Deal, Michael (and companion Amber) Deal, both of Halifax; Jordan Thies, Emma-Lee Taylor, Falmouth; Joshua, Ellie and Nathanael Deal, Upper Stewiacke; and great-granddaughter, Charissa Deal, Halifax. He was predeceased by granddaughter, Heidi Thies. Our heartfelt thanks to the staff of Point Pleasant Unit at Parkstone Manor for the loving and tender care they showed not only to Brenton but to our entire family, we love you all. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, in Selmah United Church Cemetery, Selmah, Rev. Bev DeVouge officiating. A reception will follow at 3 p.m. in Birch Cove United Baptist Church Hall, 10 Donaldson Ave., Halifax. Donations in Brenton's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or to Selmah United Church Cemetery.
WILMOT, Simon Isaac
80, Millbrook, passed away early Saturday morning, May 23, 2009, at home with his loving family at his side. Born in Pictou Landing, he was a son of the late Peter and Christina (Sappier) Wilmot. Simon was a foreman for the Town of Truro Sewer and Water Department for 33 years. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26, Truro. He enjoyed harness racing, playing cards, watching the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays. Simon had a good sense of humor, always happy and smiling and trying to make people laugh. Simon will be lovingly remembered by his family as a kind and gentle man. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He leaves behind his wife, Georgina (Isadore); children, Spencer (Valerie), Randy (Heather), Donna, Kelly (Janet), Connie, Kirby and Terry, all of Millbrook; Allister (Jane), Wagmatcook; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; niece, Katherine; nephew, Peter and godchild, Manson. Simon was predeceased by son, Robert; grandson, Michael; sisters, Annie and Kathleen; brothers, Michael and Frank. Visitation is taking place at his home, 11 Marshalls Lane, Millbrook. Funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, May 27, at 10 a.m., in Sacred Heart Church, Millbrook, with burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Millbrook. Donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangements are under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro.
MacDONALD, John Oswin
72, of Greenhill Drive, Antigonish, formerly of Port Hood, passed away Friday, May 22, 2009, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital. Born in Judique South, he was a son of the late Jim Francis and Mamie (MacDonald) MacDonald. John O. served for 25 years in the Royal Canadian Navy as a CPO, and later worked as a correctional officer in Antigonish. Surviving are his soulmate and best friend, Irene Letcher; children, Scott (Diane), Paul (Debi), Kelly, Heather (Steve), all of Halifax; Celeste (Doug), Ontario; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Collie and Angus L. (Jean) MacDonald; sisters, Mary V. Gillies and Phyllis (Butch) MacDonald, all of Port Hood. He was predeceased by brothers, Stanley, and Allan; sisters, Florence McKenna, Laura MacLean and Helen Robertson. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, in Port Hood Community Funeral Home. Funeral mass 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Peters Church, Port Hood, Rev. Victor Ozoufuanya presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery.
PARSONS, Morton Seymour
Of Lucasville, born May 24, 1918, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, May 23, 2009, at the age of 90. He was a son of the late John and Grace (Lucas) Parsons. Morton was a member of Lucasville United Baptist Church and was active in his ministry as the Chairperson of the Usher Board and as a member of the Men's Brotherhood. He was an honorary member of the Men's Brotherhood, Men's Choir and the Senior's Club at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Upper Hammonds Plains. Over the years Morton held diverse positions in the construction industry and was a part of various construction teams responsible for many prominent buildings in the Halifax Metro area. He retired in 1985 after having been a school bus driver in the Sackville/Bedford area for many years. Years after his retirement, countless people that Morton had driven to school as children, still acknowledged that Mr. Parsons was the best and kindest bus driver ever! Morton was fortunate to have had the opportunity over the years to travel throughout Canada and Europe visiting members of his family. Morton was predeceased by his loving wife of 38 years, Kathleen Mildred (Williams); and his son, Blair. He is survived by his children, Michael (Carolyn), Sackville; Annie Wheeler (George), Newfoundland; Alberta White, Lucasville; Fonda Beals (Parker), Lucasville; Darlene Willis (Avery), North Preston; Graham (Karen), Calgary, Alta.; Vernon (Terry), Kentville; granddaughter, Kayleena Willis (Dwight Beals), Halifax; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sister, Audrey Symonds, Hammonds Plains; brothers, Maurice (Pauline), Eugene (Karen) and Malcolm (Georgina), Lucasville. He was predeceased by brothers, Granville, Forrester, Gordon, and sisters, Myrtle Oliver and Delphine Gibson. Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 26, from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Laymen's service in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, in Lucasville United Baptist Church, 619 Lucasville Rd., Rev. Stewart Williams officiating. Burial to follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Morton's memory to Lucasville United Baptist Church.
56, of Lower Sackville, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 24, 2009. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Madelane (Yogis) as well as siblings, Ernie Chiasson, Sackville; John (Elizabeth) Chiasson, Hammonds Plains; Louise Chiasson, Sackville; Shirley McCarthy, Hammonds Plains; Henry (Brenda) Chiasson, Cole Harbour; Beatrice Bonin, Hammonds Plains; Linda (Paul) Pottie, Sackville; Rose (Mike) Rogers, Wolfville; Paul (Sharon) Chiasson, Halifax; Peter (Charlene) Chiasson, Hammonds Plains; Albert (Cathy) Chiasson, Hubbards; his godsons, Graham Stark and Jamie Chiasson; his honorary and natural nieces and nephews and many grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Louis and Kathleen Jane (Zong) Chiasson; brothers, Raymond and Joseph; sister, Mary. Louis earned his FIIC and worked as an insurance adjuster; he retired from ING Canada in 2005. He was a member of Ashburn Golf Club and the Honorable Order of the Blue Goose International. Louis and Madelane will be forever grateful to their families, close friends and neighbours, the wonderful nurses from Powers Home Care, the VON and the Palliative Care Team for the errands done, the driveway cleared, food, gifts, phone calls, e-mails and their support and encouragement throughout these last two years. We are especially thankful for all the help that permitted Madelane to remain at home with Louis during these last difficult weeks. Special thanks to doctors, Mary Davis, Rob Hart and Craig Hurst for their excellent care and for restoring our faith in the medical profession. Donations in Louis' memory may be made to Cobequid Community Health Centre Foundation. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., where visitation will take place Tuesday, May 26, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass to be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, in St. John Vianney Church, Lower Sackville, Father Zachary Romanowsky officiating.