MARCOTT (McCully), Patricia Vivian
Age 63, Stellarton, formerly of Westville, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2009, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. She was a daughter of the late Kenneth and Euphemia (MacDonald) McCully. She was an employee of Glen Haven Manor for over 25 years. She is survived by her daughter, Vivian Marcott Ybarra, Baytown, Tex.; grandchildren, Gabriella, Robbie, Amanda, and Morgan; and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters, Janice MacLeod (Hugh), Durham; Helena Castle (Jerry), Wittenburg; brothers, Adam McCully (Kaye), Stellarton; Michael McCully, Stellarton; and Kennie McCully (Leanne), Pictou. Besides her parents, Patricia was predeceased by her daughter, Lynn. Visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Her funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday in The Church of the Holy Name, Westville, with Father Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will be in Holy Name Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations can be made to the Palliative Care Unit, Aberdeen Hospital, or a charity of one's choice.
BOUCHER, Wilfred Xavier, Capt. (ret'd)
93, of Kentville, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2009, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Arichat, Cape Breton, he was a son of the late Simon and Clothilda (Crispo) Boucher. Prior to an illustrious military career, he taught school in Arichat. Wilfred was a veteran of the Second World War, having served with the Royal Canadian Regiment in Italy and the United Kingdom. He was wounded twice in action and was mentioned in dispatches. Following the war, he served with Head Quarters, Eastern Command and was 2IC at Windsor Park, Halifax. He was later Staff Captain for the Laos and Indo China Truce Commission. During his military years, he endured several life threatening hardships and was decorated several times. Following his military career, he was employed in various administrative positions for a number of years. Wilfred was a long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Kings Branch No. 6, Kentville. His love of animals was evident in his life. His qualities of determination and perseverance were great examples to all of us. Of all the places he traveled and lived, he said he liked his home in Kentville the best. He is survived by, and will be greatly missed, by sons, Dennis (Sylvia), Kentville; Rodney, Halifax; stepgrandchildren, Stephen (Renee) and David (Martha); step great-grandchildren, Abigail, Meredith and Claudia; several nieces, nephews and the neighbours that watched over his daily walking excursions. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by his wife, Kathrine MacMillan; son, Ray; sisters, Anna and Ethel; brothers, Gerald and Valma; a sibling in infancy. Cremation has taken place under the direction of White Family Funeral Home, Kentville and there will be no visitation, by family request. A funeral mass, followed by a reception, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 1, in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Kentville, Father Craig Christenson officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Stewartdale Cemetery, Whycocomagh. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Our thanks to the doctors and nursing staff on Med A and B of Valley Regional Hospital, to Careforce Home Care and to those who volunteered when needed. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
WATERBURY, M. Ruth
Of Mahone Bay, formerly of Kentville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 27, 2009, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born on June 8, 1924, in Campbellton, N.B., and raised in Jacquet River, N.B., she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Edna (Johnston) Pettigrew. She was married to David John Cunningham Waterbury on December 30, 1944, and she and Dave raised their family in Kentville. Ruth was an avid golfer and curler. She loved to sail, swim, ballroom dance, knit, cook and take long walks with Dave and their family. She was first mate at Dave's side on several sailboats, and from her, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren developed a love of the sea and a love of the natural world. She was a life-member of the I.O.D.E., a life member of the Annapolis Valley U.C.W., a past president of the Kentville Lionettes and the Glooscap Ladies Curling Club. She was also a Sunday school teacher and C.G.I.T. leader. She was a choir member and Elder of Trinity United Church, Mahone Bay and Past Elder of the United Church of St. Paul and St. Stephen, Kentville. She also served on the board of Bonny Lea Farm. Ruth was a Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Evangeline Chapter 15, Kentville and Shoreham Chapter 59, Chester. She was Past Worthy Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and a Past General Grand Chapter (International) Eastern Star committee member for Education. Ruth was an honourary life member of 10 chapters in Canada and the United States. She is survived by her devoted husband of 64 years, David; daughters, Joy Waterbury (Larry Honey), Kentville; Judith (Mark) Forbes, Lower Sackville; sons, Jack (Anne Marie), Centreville, Kings Co.; Ron, Calgary; David (Jennifer), Kentville; sister, Violet Allen, Halifax; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters and five brothers. Cremation has taken place under the direction of White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, and there will be no visitation, by family request. A celebration of her life, including a combined Mahone Bay and Kentville Order of the Eastern Star service, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 1, in United Church of St. Paul and St. Stephen, Kentville, The Rev. Dr. Randy Crozsman and The Rev. Ruth Brown officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. A private family interment will take place in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings Co. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or ESTARL, the Evangeline Chapter 15 Scholarship Fund. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
FINN-GODIN, Sharon L.
64, of Lakeville, Westmorland Co., N.B., passed away peacefully in her residence on Wednesday, May 27, 2009. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Percy and Frances (Patterson) Dunphy. Sharon was a former employee of Sobey's (Northwest Centre) and Superstore (Trinity Drive). Sharon enjoyed shopping, music (country music and karaoke), was an excellent cook, socializing with her friends and precious time spent with her family. Sharon will be sadly missed by her husband of 18 years, Oscar Godin; children, Janet Finn, Larry Finn (Karin), both of Lakeville; Steven Finn (Barb), Moncton, N.B.; stepchildren, Maurice Godin (Kim), Bathurst, N.B.; Bridgitt Godin (Terry), Riverview, N.B.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Breau, Havelock; Doris Brown, Parrsboro; brother, Ron Dunphy (Sandra), Parrsboro; brothers and sisters-in-law; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother, Morley; sister, Dorothy. Visitation in Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Rd., Moncton, today 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service, Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday, May 30, 10 a.m., Rev. Harold MacDonald officiating. Refreshments following the service in the funeral home reception centre. Interment, Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery, Dieppe, N.B. In Sharon's memory, donations to Friends of the Moncton Hospital (Pediatric Unit) would be appreciated.
McKAY, John Andrew "Jack"
81, Toney River, passed away at home on May 27, 2009. Born August 27, 1927, he was a son of the late John A. and Amanda (Fraser) McKay. Jack spent his younger years growing up in Westville and moving to Toney River in the late 1940s. He was a graduate of Pictou Academy. Jack was a member of Salem United Church, River John. He was a member of the church choir and also the community choir. He enjoyed singing and playing the organ and piano. He was also a member of the Board of Stuarts, Nova Scotia Tenancy Board and Federal Business Development Bank. His dad was the founder and operator of Northumberland Lodge. After his passing Jack took ownership until the late 1990s. The business was then subdivided and sold as cottages. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Myrna (Langille); sons, Scott (Donna), Toney River; John (Heather), Seafoam. He also has his four beautiful grandchildren, Tony, Bobby, Ryan and Rebecca whom he loved dearly along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Willard (Doris) and Fraser (Beth). Visitation will be held Saturday, May 30, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in his home in Toney River. Funeral service will be held Sunday, May 31, at 3 p.m. in Salem United Church, River John, under the direction of MacLeod's Funeral Home, Rev. K. MacLeod and Donald Sutherland will be officiating. Interment in Hamilton's Cemetery. Donations may be made to Salem United Church or charity of your choice. Special thanks to Dr. Lassy and his staff, Cpl. Mark Kellock, Constable Bryce Haight, River John Fire Department, First Response and those who worked so hard to revive Jack.
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) Naugle, 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.
67, Belliveau Cove, died May 28, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Belliveau Cove, he was a son of the late Etienne and Yvonne (Theriault) Comeau. He is survived by his wife, Connie, Belliveau Cove; son, Julien, Belliveau Cove; daughter, Christianne, Belliveau Cove; sister, Marie Belliveau (Maurice), Weymouth. He was predeceased by an infant son at birth, Adrien; brother, Augustin. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral will be held Monday at 3 p.m. in St. Bernard Church, Rev. Paul Belliveau officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Kidney Foundation of Canada Nova Scotia Branch.
HENNIGAR, Frank Elliott
63, died suddenly at his home in Ardoise, on Thursday, May 28, 2009. He is survived by wife, Janet and son, Michael (Charlotte); sister, Tona Amiro (Jerry, Fae, Claire), and brother, Harcus (Susan and Colin). He will be missed by brother-in-law, John Charlton (Karen and Meaghan); sister-in-law, Anne Charlton (Derek Flynn). He leaves behind special friends, Marian and Sean Crosby, Carol and Jim Macaulay. He is predeceased by his parents, Maurice and Anna. Though he only had one son he was a towering father figure and friend to many. He met everyone with a smile, always choosing to see the good in people. He talked to anyone, always fascinated in their stories and with a genuine interest in their views. To those closest he was a rock, never wavering when called upon, often sacrificing much so others wouldn't suffer. For those he has left behind the hardest part is saying goodbye and contemplating a life without him. He gave much love and was loved dearly in return. He died on the farm that he built for his horse-crazy bride. He took pride in helping her to achieve their dream of creating a strong Nova Scotian line of Morgan Horses. His legacy lives on in all of the 32 foals born at Columar. A memorial service will be held Monday, June 1, in Chocolate Lake Hotel Ballroom, 20 St. Margaret's Bay Rd., Halifax. Service begins at 10:30 a.m., reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make charitable donations to The Canadian Morgan Horse Foundation.
BARKHOUSE, Joyce Hilda
78, Bridgewater, passed away May 27, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Joyce was born on Port Mouton Island on April 23, 1931, to Gordon and Susan (McLeod) Roy. Joyce was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother. Joyce and her husband worked with Foster Care for more than 30 years and cared for many foster children during that time. Surviving are her husband, Edmond "Ted"; son, Carlton "Carmie" Fralic (Lillian), Brooklyn; daughters, Judith Wagner (Francis), West Berlin; Sheila Van Beek (Han), The Netherlands; Denise Winfield (Peter), Cold Lake Alta.; Sheri Stoodley (Brian), Italy Cross; grandchildren, Carmen, Cindy, Wade, Tonya, Shannon, Amanda, Craig, Jennifer, Hannah, Brandon, Tyler and Ryan; one great-grandchild, Lexi; brother, Calvin Roy (Hilda), Port Mouton; half-brothers, Preston Williams (Ida), Lockeport; Leo Williams (Sheila), Shelburne; many nieces and nephews; special friends, Ron and Donna Barkhouse, Joan Cambell, all of Bridgewater. She was predeceased by her infant daughter, Donna Lee Fralic; brothers, Floyd and St. Clair Roy; half-brother, Bordon Williams; sisters, Etta Williams and Ruth Crowley. Cremation has taken place under the direction of R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville, where memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial in Brookside Cemetery at a later date. No flowers by request. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Friends and family are invited to gather at the home of Sheri and Brian following the service.
RUSSELL (Whelton), Marjorie
The death of Marjorie Russell occurred in Northwood Nursing Home in Halifax on Wednesday, May 27, 2009. She was formally of Oromocto, N.B. and Miramichi, N.B. Marjorie was born in Pokeshaw, Glouchester, N.B. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Evelyn (Cushing) Whelton and the wife of the late Bevel James Russell who was retired from the Defence Department. Her childhood friends remember her as an avid swimmer who was fearless as she dove from the cliffs at her father's farm on the Bay of Chaleur. Marjorie was a dedicated teacher who taught grades 1-8 in a one-room school in the community in which she had been raised. She later was an award winning saleswoman and went on to work for the Canadian National Railway. It was while working there that Bervel met her when he went to purchase a railway ticket. She was most happy when in her home, cooking for family or friends and playing with her grandchildren. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and worked for many years with the CWL. She was also a member of the Von and loved to play bridge. Marjorie is survived by brother, Joseph Whelton of Saint John, N.B. and by five of her six children, Thelma Innes (David) of Fredericton; Harold (Patricia) of Burton, N.B.; Paula King (Henry) of Nine Mile River; Dawn Russell (William Johnson) of Halifax, and Clara Grey (Billy Petite) of Sydney; seventeen grandchildren, Jennifer, Jamie, Erin, Natalie, Pauline, Emily, David, Russell, John, Robert, Susan, Cheryl, Emma, Bill, Anna, Melanie and Tara; great-grandchildren, Caitlan, Alex and Ben. Predeceased by her parents; husband, Bervel; brothers, Reggie, Gerald and Robert; sisters, Edna and Lilly and daughter, Evelyn Sweezey. Visitation will be held in Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home on today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 30, at 11 a.m. in Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Ken Weir as Celebrant. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. A reception will follow in the church hall. For those who wish, memorial tributes may be made to the Evelyn Sweezey Memorial Scholarship at St. Thomas University, The Parkinson Society or the Northwood Foundation.
HEFFLER, Ruby G.
82, Roseway Manor, Shelburne, passed away on May 25, 2009, in Roseway Hospital. Born in West Middle Sable, she was the daughter of the late Foster Sr. and Blanch (Bangay) Lisk. She was predeceased by her brother, Foster Jr."Bud"Lisk. and husbands Robert MacIntosh and Allan Heffler. Ruby will be missed by many friends and family. When living in Lake Road Apartments, she was always visiting and dropping little gifts off to those who needed it and as she made Roseway Manor her home she loved to have people visit and share their time with her. At Ruby's request her body has been donated to Dalhousie University for research. A memorial service will be held at a future date. Memorial donations can be made to Roseway Hospital or the charity of 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 Restigouche 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 Naval 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.; 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 today at 10 a.m. in Saint Lawrence Church, 3473 Dutch Village Rd.