KENDALL, Annie Emily
November 11, 1926 - May 26, 2009. It's with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our mother, Emily Kendall, 82, who passed away peacefully in Melville Lodge, Halifax, where she resided for a short time. She was born in River Bourgeois where she lived most of her life. She is survived by her son, Vincent (Maxine), River Bourgeois; daughter, Louise (Mark), Port Hawkesbury; son, William (Tina), Eastern Passage; seven grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Ernest Landry. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by sister, Stella Landry; brother, Neil Fourgere; father, Ephrem Fourgere; mother, Loretta Fourgere. Visitation will take place in River Bourgoise Funeral Home today from 2-9 p.m. and Friday morning at 10 a.m.-noon. Funeral will be held on Friday, at 2 p.m. in River Bourgeois Catholic Church. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Donations to charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home in St. Peter's.
KUHN (Hepditch), Emma
Lake Echo. It is with regret we announce the death of a dear aunt, Emma. She died peacefully in Ocean View Manor on the evening of May 26, 2009, in her 80th year. Born in Point Aux Gaul, N.L., she was the last of 12 children born to William and Emma (Hillier) Hepditch and the last surviving member of her immediate family. Emma was predeceased by her husband, Ira. She leaves to mourn her passing, sisters-in-law, Bertha (Walter) Lougle, Alice Callahan, Veronica Kuhn and brother-in-law, Charles Kuhn, also sister-in-law, Dorothy Hepditch of Point Aux Gaul, N.L.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Cole Harbour Funeral Home, 1234 Cole Harbour Rd., where funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 30. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens following a reception. No flowers, by request. In lieu, donations to a charity of choice.
TOWNSEND, William C "Bill" "Booker T"
64, Sydney, died May 26, 2009. A son of the late Margaret and Carl Townsend. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by nephews, Stephen Townsend, Richard Lindsay; uncles, Harold Peach, J.Q. Stuewe, Warren Dolbin. Surviving are sisters, Shirley McLean, Louise Lindsay; brothers, Richard, Jim; nephew, Brian Morrison; niece, Julie Gordon; aunts, Gladys Peach, Shirley Stuewe, Vern Dolbin. Visitation Friday in S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, Sydney 2-4, 7-9:30 p.m. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery. Reception to follow.
HOWE, Ronald Sinclair
93, of Halifax, formerly of Africville, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side Monday, May 25, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Africville, he was one of the eldest members of Africville, and was the son of the late Ophelia Howe. Ronald was a merchant marine for many years, also he was an employee with CNR in customer service and then worked in maintenance in the public works department until his retirement. He was Past Worship able Master of Equity Lodge 106 of the Order of the Masonic Lodge, holding many positions within and serving on various committees, becoming an honorary member in 2007. He was a member of Cornwallis Street Baptist Church where he was a faithful member and worshipper. He was a loving and caring father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great great-grandfather. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Surviving are daughters, Geraldine Parker, Halifax; Yvonne (Patrick) Knight, Montreal; Edith (Romeo) Barton, Montreal; Gay (Allan) Cohen, Virginia; Faye (Rick) Samuels, North Carolina; Colleen Boone, Virginia Beach; sons, Ronald Jr. "Puppy" Howe, Halifax; Coleman (Muzzie) Howe, Halifax; Lloyd Howe, Toronto; Bruce Howe, Halifax; David (June) Howe, Halifax; 42 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Lucinda "Mommy Sooks" (Brown) Howe in 1987; sons, Thomas, Mitchel, Rubin, Garnet; brothers, Victor, Russell, Charlie and Percy. Visitation will be held in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Masonic Lodge will hold their service starting at 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held Friday, May 29, at 1 p.m. from Cornwallis Street Baptist Church, 5457 Cornwallis St., Halifax, Rev. Dr. Lional Moriah, assisted by Rev., Dr. Lennett Anderson will officiate. Interment will be held in Fairview Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cornwallis Street Baptist Church Building Fund.
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. today 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.
ATKINSON, C. Eleanor
67, of West Brook, Cumberland Co., passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2009, in All Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late John and Veronica (MacLean) MacKinnon. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) having worked in Truro, Ontario, Halifax and finally throughout Cumberland County until her illness in the fall of 2008. She was a loving wife, mother and was an especially proud grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Russell; daughter, Jenna Villemaire (Martin), Banff, Alta.; sons, Blair, Banff; David (Katie), West Brook; sisters, Theresa MacDonald, Port Colburne, Ont.; Pauline Finlayson, Don Mills, Ont.; Barbara MacNeil, Sydney; Priscella O'Toole, North Sydney; Rosemary Poirier (Conrad), Antigonish; Vera Carey (Richard), Victoria, B.C.; Sarah MacVicar, Madrid, Spain; granddaughters, Olivia and Anika Villemaire, Banff; Kensie Atkinson, West Brook; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sister, Rosamond; brother, Aloysious. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 2, at 11 a.m. in Saint Brigid's Catholic Church, Parrsboro, Father David MacDonald officiating. Burial in the West Brook Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the South Cumberland Community Care Centre Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro.
McNEIL, Ruth Beatrice
Victoria Mines, died May 27, 2009. A daughter of the late Russell and Jean Cameron. Surviving are husband, George Fred; daughter, Shelley Conway; son, Michael; brothers Tom, Peter, and Eric Cameron; sister, Edith Graves; grandchildren, Shaun, Kelly, Kyle, Justus, Tyler, Jaxson; great-grandchild, Rocco. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brothers, Doug, Burt. Visitation today 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. Funeral mass Friday, 10 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard, St. Joseph Church, New Victoria. Cremation will follow, luncheon after funeral mass.
KEIZER, Walter S.
71, of Molega Mines, passed away May 27, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital. Born January 23, 1938, in Berwick, he was a son of the late Walter Boyd and Marion Bauckman. Walter loved living in the country, the peaceful surroundings of home allowed him to partake in fishing and spoiling his pets. Walter was also a "Mr. Fix It". He had a fondness for fixing and inventing many different things. He is survived by his loving wife, Eleanor; son, Charles (Melissa), Ontario; daughters, Kelly Campbell, Ontario; Tammy Grant (Dustin), Yarmouth; stepson, Michael Mansfield (Cathy), Molega Mines, as well as 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his sister, Anne Wilson, Clementsport; brothers, Paul (Sharon), Randy (Tina) and Daniel (Cindy), all of New Brunswick, and numerous nieces and nephews. No service by request. Family burial to be held at later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Red Cross Society or Canadian Cancer Society through Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater.
MOSES, Katheryn Josephine
84, of Dayton, Yarmouth Co., passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Yarmouth, she was a daughter of the late Arnold and Lydia (Ellis) Moses. Kay was a graduate of Yarmouth Academy and Yarmouth Commercial. She worked for Col. Dawson at the Army Base in Yarmouth during the final years of the Second World War. She also worked at Yarmouth Ice Cream & Dairy, C.J.L.S., Metropolitan Life Insurance in Yarmouth, and was Town Administrator for the Town of Yarmouth until her retirement in 1990. Katheryn was also a lifelong member of West Yarmouth United Baptist Church where for many years she sang in the choir, and held the position of church treasurer. She was also a member of the Rebecca Lodge. She is survived by her sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Burnard of Yarmouth; brothers, Arnold (Hanna "Anne") Moses of Calgary; Victor (Virginia) Moses of New Minas; five nieces and nephews, as well as several great-nieces and nephews. Visitation will be today from 7-9 p.m. in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth, where funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Paul Parks officiating. A reception will follow. A private burial will take place in Riverside Cemetery, Hebron. Donations in memory may be made to Yarmouth Regional Hospital or the charity of your choice.
SOMERS, George Henry
LCDR, RCN, CD., Ret'd. Died May 26, 2009. Born in Halifax January 29, 1921, he was a son of the late George and Martha (Boudreau) Somers. He was predeceased by brother, John, Capt. RCN; sister, Patricia and brother, Frank. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He attended St. Mary's College and the Nova Scotia Technical College. He served in the RCNVR during the Second World War, with the Royal Navy in HMS Puncher, an escort carrier operating in the North Atlantic from the Arctic Circle to North Africa. After the war he joined the RCN and served on the west coast in HMCS Uganda and HMCS Ontario. He was then posted to various ships and served in HMCS Portage and HMCS Micmac as engineering officer. He was then posted to Naval Headquarters where he served on the staff of the Engineer in Chief, then to Montreal on the staff of the principal Naval Overseer of the Naval Engineering Test Plant. Following this, he was then appointed to HMCS Restegouche as Engineer Officer. He returned to Naval headquarters on the staff of Engineer In Chief. His final posting was to Halifax on the staff of Principal Navel Overseer, East Coast. After retirement from the services, he joined the staff of St. Mary's University as the Director of Physical Plant, retiring in 1985. He was a member of Parrsboro Golf Club, NSNOA and the Rockingham Heritage Society. He is survived by his wife, Constance (Huntley) and sons, George, Cornwall, P.E.I. and John, Halifax and four granddaughters. Cremation has taken place and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hope Cottage. Funeral service will be held Friday, May 29, at 10 a.m. in Saint Lawrence Church, 3473 Dutch Village Rd.
BOLIVAR, Dorothy O.
104, of Greenfield, Queens Co., passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, Wednesday, May 27, 2009. Born in Buckfield, Queens Co., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (MacLean) Ramey. Dorothy was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her daughter, Estelle Freeman of Greenfield; grandchildren, Allen, Sandra and Andrew; stepgrandchildren, Billy Wharton and Elizabeth Fraelic; four great-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild; daughter-in-law, Shirley (Bolivar) Freeman. She was predeceased by her husband, Aubrey; son, Freeman; sisters, Bertha, Estelle, Cassie; brothers, Delbert, Burnoff, Cecil and Irving. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool. At Dorothy's request, there will be no funeral service. Donations may be made to Greenfield and District Fire Department.
PATTERSON (Robicheau) (Comeau), Ann Margaret
1926-2009, passed away at home peacefully on May 25, 2009. She was a daughter of the late Oscar and Edith Comeau of Marshalltown. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Robert Owen Patterson and son, Ronald Robicheau; sister, Mrs. Nellie Drew, Marshalltown. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Michael, Mark, Kevin, Lynne, Brian and Julie; great-grandchildren, Mike, Justin, Kyle, Kayla, Connor, Darcy and Jeffrey. She was predeceased by her son, Robert James Robicheau (2004) and her sister, Primrose Doucette. She worked hard all her life until her retirement in 1986. She worked in such places as the Digby Pines, Digby Hospital, a floral shop in Digby, and Maritime fish plant, Digby. She drove a taxi and then moved to Dartmouth and worked for EMI Cossiers and Hermies Electronics. She retired in 1986 and moved to the Valley. She collected dolls. Special thanks to the VON, hospital staff, friends and all the others. No visitation. Funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. in Serenity & Cremation Ltd., Port Williams.
LUSK (Shaw), Alvina Lillian
Peacefully, in Ottawa, on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, in her 92nd year. Born to Thomas and Emma (Cress) Shaw in Waldeck West, on October 30, 1917. Predeceased by her first husband, Douglas Trimper, and by her second husband, Ronald Lusk. She is survived by her son, Wendell Trimper (June) of Clementsport; her stepdaughters, Barbara Seaward of Ottawa, and Brenda Houle of Ottawa; 12 grandchildren, and several great and great great-grandchildren. Alvina was predeceased by her daughter, Margaret McElheran; her sons, Garnet and Clyde Trimper; her sister, Elsie Shaw, and her half-brothers, Samuel, John, Walter and Colin Wilkins. During her lifetime she worked at H.M.C.S. Cornwallis, at Richmond Bakery and at K-Mart, Bells Corners, Ont. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church, Richmond, Ont. Visitation and funeral service will be held in St. Paul's United Church, Richmond, Ont. today at 2 p.m. Interment in Munster Union Cemetery. If you wish to make a donation in memory of Alvina, please consider the St. Paul's United Church, Box 646, Richmond, ON K0A 2Z0.