CHISHOLM, Christina Catherine
Verdun, Que., formerly of Crossroads Ohio, Antigonish Co., passed away Friday, May 22, 2009, in Verdun. Born in Crossroads Ohio July 18, 1912, she was a daughter of the late Colin and Florence (Chisholm) Chisholm. Chrissie taught school for several years in Antigonish and Guysborough counties before moving to Montreal in the late 30's. She worked for many years with the CN until she retired. Chrissie was an active member of the Franciscan Order, the Legion of Mary and her local parish. Although she spent most of her life in Montreal, she never forgot her Nova Scotia roots and her fondness of Crossroads Ohio and her St. Joseph's Parish. She is survived by her sisters, Florence (late James) Burroughs, Marie (late Jerome) MacDonald of Hamilton; Verna (late Emmett) Moore of Montreal; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Margaret (James) MacKenna, Kay (Duncan) MacDonald, Mary (Tom) Fraser; brothers, Donald, Rev. John, Alex James, Joseph (Anne Marie) and Joseph as a child. Funeral mass 2 p.m. Friday in St. Joseph's Church, St. Josephs, Rev. Daniel MacDonald presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery.
SCHNARE, Merrill Roy
92, Schnare's Crossing, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 26, 2009, in Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born in Lunenburg, he was a son of the late Mary Ellen "Ella" and Lewis Schnare. Merrill was a lifelong resident of Schnare's Crossing. In his earlier years Merrill worked in Sudbury, Ont. in the nickel mines and then with LaHave Electric. He was employed for over 20 years as an electrician at Lunenburg Foundry and Engineering. His special enjoyments included playing his fiddle, driving his motorbike and going for drives with his family. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Merrill is survived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Sandra (Kenneth) Dauphinee, Lower Northfield; grandchildren, Denise, Devon; great-granddaughter, Allana, and a special friend and cousin, Stephen (Eva) Schnare and their daughter, Shannon. Friends are invited to share their memories of Merrill with his family during visitation in Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy No. 3, Lunenburg today from 7-9 p.m. where a service to celebrate Merrill's life will be held Saturday at 2 p.m., Rev. Robert Zinck officiating. Interment will be in Martin's Brook Cemetery, Martin's Brook. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Martin's Brook Cemetery, Central United Church or to any charity. The family would especially like to thank the Victorian Order of Nurses and home care support workers, and the nurses and doctors of Fishermen's Memorial Hospital at this difficult time.
MOORE, George Frederick
60 Year Mason and Veteran of the Second World War, passed away following a brief illness on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, in Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Fergus, Ont. George Moore of Elora, Ont. in his 83rd year. Loving husband and friend of Norma (formerly Fretts) (Bradd); loved father of Allison MacDonald (Keith) of Halifax and Laurie Moore of Florida; dear stepfather of Susan Baldwin-Cooper (Ken) of Ottawa and Greg Fretts (Dawn) of Alberta; dearest grandfather of Kimberley and Kieran. George is survived by a number of nieces and nephews and other family members. Predeceased by his first wife, Shirley Kathleen Roy (2006) and his parents, Arthur and Susan Moore and dear brother of the late Grace, Robina, Margaret and William. The family will receive their friends in Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel, 280 St. David St. S. Fergus, Ont. from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral service will be held in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 325 St. George St., Fergus on Saturday May 30, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev David Whitecross officiating. Followed by the interment of the cremated remains in Elora Cemetery. Remembrances to the Groves Hospital C.T. Scanner would be appreciated by the family. Cards available at the funeral home.
PARKER, John Stewart "Stu"
On May 24, 2009, John Stewart "Stu" Parker of St. Albert, Alta. passed away at the age of 78 years. Stu is survived by his loving family, wife of 53 years, Edel; son, John Barton (Corinne); daughters, Susan Lynn and Catherine Jayne (Rod); grandchildren, Matthew, Tricia, Sally, Adam, Kyle, Brittany, Jerrad and Dustin; great-grandchild, Alyssa; brothers, Robert Bruce and Kenneth Allen; sister, Florence Elizabeth; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, mother, Eunice; father, Hugh "John" Parker; and stepfather, Frank Green. A Funeral Service will be held in St. Albert Funeral Home, 9 Muir Dr., St. Albert, Alta., today at 10 a.m. with interment to follow in Northern Lights Cemetery. Friends who so wish may make memorial donations directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Youville Nursing Home or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta.
HARDING, Warren Grant
81, Roseway Manor, Shelburne Co., formerly of Enslows Point, passed away in Roseway Manor on May 26, 2009. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Warren was involved in construction work for many years. He later took a course in barbering and worked in Halifax and Greenwood Airforce Base, barbering for 17 years until his retirement in the mid 80s. Following his retirement he did some barbering from home. He and his brother, Bob were avid gardeners, both vegetable and flower gardens. Many people are still enjoying their dahlia bulbs which they so generously provided to friends. Warren is survived by many cousins, two of which were of the greatest comfort to him in his last years. He looked forward to the regular telephone calls from Annie Moriarty of Ontario and Margaret Johnston of Glasgow, Scotland. He will be sadly missed by them as well as by his longtime friend and care giver, Beverly Nickerson. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Shelburne. A funeral service will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. from H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Chapel with Mr. Beverly Nickerson Officiating. Interment in Lake John cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses.
SCOTT, Kenneth Frank Q.O.R.
D-Day veteran, passed away in Truro, on May 27, 2009, Ken, beloved husband of Jeanne (Jenkins) and loving father of Barry (Susan), Janet (Jerry Ashe) and Jill (Henry Smit). Predeceased by his grandson, Gordon, Ken was the cherished grandfather of Carolyn (Ed), Sherri, Rob (Jen), Scott (Kim), Katie, Erin (Anastasia), Neill, Meggie (Matthew), Laura and Emma, and great-grandfather of Gordon, Krista, Amber, Sadie and Rylan. Ken was one of the last surviving members of the "first wave" Queen's Own Rifles attack force that landed on Juno Beach in the early hours of June 6, 1944. He lost many good friends that day, but Ken survived his injuries and was able to rejoin his comrades in August 1944. His remaining military duty was served in the campaign to liberate Holland. He always kept faith with his fallen Q.O.R. comrades, especially on the anniversary of D-Day and on Remembrance Day. Except for his years spent away at war, Ken lived his first 81 years in Toronto. He worked as a carpenter and was a competitive baseball and hockey player in his younger days. He later became an avid golfer and curler until a disabling stroke ended his playing days at the age of 72. In 2002, he and Jeanne bravely made the move to Parkland Estates in Truro, where they have lived ever since. Ken embraced every stage of his long life with enthusiasm and showed his children and grandchildren the value of facing life's challenges with courage and a smile. He retained his wit and sense of humor until his final days. He will be greatly missed by friends and family in both Toronto and Truro, and by the caring staff of Parkland and Earth Angels. A Royal Canadian Legion Tribute Service will be held at the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro at noon on Saturday, May 30, followed by a funeral service in St. John's Anglican Church, 23 Church St., Truro, at 3 p.m. with a reception to follow in Kaulback Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Colchester Food Bank. Interment will take place at a later date in Toronto.
SNYDER, Barbara Madeline
81, of Berwick, formerly of Nictaux, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2009, in Grand View Manor, Berwick. Born in Upper Cunard, she was a daughter of the late William and Gladys (Morse) Elliott. Barbara spent many happy hours quilting and crocheting. Her love of crafts could be seen throughout her house and many gifts were the result of her happy hours. Quiet and shy at most times, she came alive when playing her guitar and singing. She spent many hours playing the guitar with her father-in-law, while he played along on his steel guitar. Barbara will be sadly missed by family and friends. She is survived by daughter, Jocelyn (Donald) Freeman, Nictaux; Brian (Betty) Snyder, Greenwood; Tim (Sharon) Snyder, Newcombville, Lunenburg Co.; sister, Beulah (John) Comeau, Dartmouth; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Clyde and sister, Maxine, who passed away in 2007 in Ontario. Visitation was held 7-9 p.m., Thursday in Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448 where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m., today, Rev. Bill McLeod officiating. Interment will be in Nictaux Cemetery. By request, family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to Grand View Manor, Berwick.
Of Dartmouth, passed away in Dartmouth General Hospital in her 78th year on May 26, 2009, with her family by her side. Born in North Conway, N.H., she was a daughter of the late Harold and Margaret (MacEachern) Manson. Lorraine was a long-time employee of Simpsons and The Bay as a department manager and buyer. In her younger years, Lorraine enjoyed golf and travel, but her happiest times were at her cottage, where she spent many summer weekends with her adored great niece, Jessica. She cherished all her nieces and nephews and each one was special to her. A devoted daughter, she cared for her parents until their death. Lorraine loved her cat Shilah and enjoyed reading with her cat by her side. Lorraine is survived by her sister, Barbara Guy of Calgary, Alta.; brothers, David Manson of Lakefield, Ont.; Gordon (Ethel) Manson of Dartmouth, and sister -in-law Mary Lou Manson of Dartmouth. She was predeceased by her brother, Blair Manson. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Lorraine's life will be held in Evangel Church, 1412 Cole Harbour Rd., Dartmouth, on Wednesday, June 3, at 2 p.m., Rev. Ewen Butler officiating. Interment will be in Rice Point, P.E.I at a later date. Memorial donations in Lorraine's memory may be made to a charity of choice.
CHAMBERS, Frederick Francis
90, Meisners Section, Lunenburg Co., passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Brooklyn, Hants Co., he was a son of the late George and Evelyn (Sanford) Chambers. He was a retired employee of Nova Scotia Power. Surviving are his daughter, Joan Moore, New Germany; Darrell (Mabel), Meisners Section; George, Bridgewater; sisters, Edith Levy, Newport Station; Joan Turple, McPhees Corner; brothers, Gordon, Harley (Ruth), all of Newport Station; George (Molly), Brooklyn; Ronald, Windsor; Lester (Shirley), Dartmouth; seven grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, a great great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former, Lovey May MacDonald; daughter, Jean; grandson, Richard; great-grandson, Jason; son-in-law, Sherman Moore; daughter-in-law, Violet Chambers; sisters, Marguerite Dahr, Geraldine Hunter, Gladys Murphy; brothers, Don, Arthur, Howard. No visitation at the funeral home by request. A private family service will be held with Rev. Larry Ehrhardt officiating. Burial in Epworth Cemetery, New Germany. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to IWK Health Centre Foundation or charity of choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, New Germany.
SMITH, Audrey Emma
85, of Kearney Lake, passed away May 25, 2009, peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends. She was the daughter of the late Harold and Doris Evans of Halifax. She was an avid reader and loved to dance, always looked forward to bingo and loved to paint and sketch. Audrey was an animal lover who was always surrounded by her pets. She loved the outdoors and looked forward to camping. She worked alongside her husband in the family construction business G.A. Smith Ltd. for years. She is survived by son, David (Viola) Smith, Diane Wells (Charlie), Donna Seward (Jack); brothers, Donald (Betty) Evans, and Harold "Buster" (Margarite) Evans; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; 12 stepgreat-grandchildren and six stepgreat great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Garvie and daughter, Denise Elizabeth; sisters, Lillian, Mary and Sylvia. She has been cremated, no visitation by request. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, the Diabetes Association or Canadian Cancer Association. Funeral services will be held in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church, Lower Sackville, corner of Sackville Drive and The Beaver Bank Road on June 2, 10 a.m. Reception to follow in the church hall. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Sincere thank you to Dr. Karen Clarke who took great care of mom for years and to Palliative Care, V.O.N., and Red Cross for their kind compassion and support.
BOYD, Hilda Patricia
65, Main Street, Yarmouth, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born February 26, 1944, in Yarmouth, she was a daughter of the late Gordon and Ethel May (Townsend) Higby. She worked as a housekeeper, and enjoyed her puzzle books. Surviving are her daughters, Lynn (Gilbert) Deveau and Sherry Boyd, both of Yarmouth; grandchildren, Patrick Purdy, Newfoundland; Rozalind Purdy and Wayne Curnew, both of Yarmouth; great-grandchildren, Logan Curnew, Lyndon Purdy and Somher Purdy; brother, Kenney (Mildred) Higby, Yarmouth. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Carl N. Boyd; sister, Violet Muise, and great-grandson, Michael Purdy. Visitation will take place from 2-4 and again from 7-9 p.m. today, followed by the funeral at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 30, both in H. M. Huskilson's Memorial Chapel, 29 Albert St., Yarmouth, Rev. A. D. (Bill) Newell officiating. Interment will follow in Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery. Memorial donations maybe made to the Canadian Red Cross.
MOSES, Agnes W.
It is with deep regret we announce the passing of our mother on May 27, 2009, at the age of 90 years in Tidal View Manor, Yarmouth . Agnes is formerly of Chebogue, Yarmouth Co. Born October 12, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Percy R. and Dora M. (Beveridge) Kenney. She was a member of Central Chebogue United Baptist Church, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, and of The Arcadia Silver Seniors. She was an avid knitter, needle point and crocheter. She is survived by her sons, Brian (Hughina) of Lower Sackville and Rae (Karen) of Ottawa, Ont.; grandchildren, Marjorie Melanson, Marlene Clarke, Robbie Hicks, Karen Moses, and David Moses; great-grandchildren, Caitlyn and Holly Melanson; great great-granddaughter, Jade Spears. She was predeceased by her husband, R. Vernon; brother, G. Marsden; sisters, Doris Grant and Marjorie Kenney. Visiting hours will be held today from 7-9 p.m. in Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel, Yarmouth, where memorial service will take place on Saturday, May 30, at 2 p.m. with Rev. A.D. "Bill" Newell officiating. Interment in Arcadia Cemetery, with a reception to follow at 526 Chebogue Rd., the former home of Agnes' grandfather, George Beveridge. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or charity of choice.
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