Charlotte Anne Martin
Charlotte Anne Martin … 34, of Kentville, passed away suddenly Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at home. Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, she was a daughter of George Henry and Patricia Anne (May) Martin. She was in the process of completing the Continuing Care Program at the Nova Scotia Community College … Kingstec Campus, Kentville and will be sadly missed by the class of 2009. She was a member of the gmtunerz.com car club and will be sadly missed by special friends, Richard Sanders and Tracy McHarg. Surviving besides her parents are her fiancé, Ian Banks; two daughters, Tamara, Arlington; Brittany, at home; a brother, Joseph (Holly), Grand Pré; maternal grandfather, Ernie May, Fenwick, Ontario; paternal grandfather, Donald Martin, Kentville; best friend, Tammy Dykens, Kentville. She was predeceased by an infant brother; maternal grandmother, Shirley May; paternal grandmother, Alice Martin. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, August 13, 2009 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville where the funeral service followed by a reception will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 14, 2009, Reverend June Keddy officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a trust fund in support of Brittany. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Mrs. Alice R. Rose
Passed peacefully away on Monday, August 17th, 2009 at the Evergreen Home For Special Care, Kentville, NS, Mrs. Alice R. Rose of Corner Brook at the age of 91 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her children: Melita (Biff) Bridgewater, NS, Betty (Bill) Avonport, NS, Barbara (Aubrey) Amherstview, ON, Reg (Joanne) Barrington, NS, and John (Sue) Kingston, NS,, ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren . She is survived by brother Peter Hiscock, St. Catherines, ON and sisters-in-law Gladys Hiscock, Winterton, NL and Mildred Rose, Bishop Falls, NL. Predeceased by husband, Reginald Rose; son Rowland, and brother Eliol Hiscock and many friends. Visitation will take place from Fillatre's Funeral Home, 218 Curling Street on Thursday from the hours of 2-4 and 7-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, August 21st at 2:00 p.m. from the Cathedral of St. John The Evangelist, Main Street, Archbishop Stewart Payne officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Patricia Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of one’s choice. Family flowers only.
Mrs. Wilhelmina Blanche “Sally” Meister
Wilhelmina Blanche “Sally” Meister - 92. It is with sadness that we announce the death of our mother, Wilhelmina “Sally” Meister, New Ross. She passed away at Grand View Manor, Berwick, on Tuesday, August 18, 2009. Born in The Forties, New Ross in 1917, she was the youngest daughter of the late David and Edith Hiltz. She was predeceased by her husband, Otis in 2008. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Sally is survived by a daughter, Leona Sweeney (Richard), Halifax; sons, Robert (Joy) and Frank (Beatrice), both of The Forties. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, David (Stephanie) Sweeney, Brian (Pam) Sweeney and Catherine Wigglesworth (Todd), all of Halifax; Jeffery (Joanne) Meister and Gary (Bernice) Meister, both of Kentville; Mark (Bertha) Meister, The Forties; Kevin (Shelly) Meister, Yarmouth; Neil (Deanna) Meister, Halifax. Great grandchildren are Jesse and Larissa Sweeney, Emma Jean Sweeney, Justin, Logan and Grace Wigglesworth, Rachel and Katlin Meister, Alicia Hiscoe (Rory Reeves), Brendon, Chantel and Cory Meister; a great-great-grandson, Braxton; many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Sally was predeceased by a daughter in infancy, Amy Edith; sisters, Mary Eliza Reid, Hattie Allen Hiltz, Annie Josephine Hiltz, Bertha May Gates, Lillian Gertrude Spidle, Maggie Laura Hiltz, Adelaide Viola Dirago, Susan Matilda Johnston and Jennie L. Shea. She was also predeceased by brothers, Robert William Hiltz and Frank Albert Hiltz, both causalities of the First World War, Herbert Henry Hiltz and Howard S. Hiltz. Sally was a life-time member of Saint Augustine's Anglican Church, The Forties, where she served as Treasurer for many years as well as a Guild member and taught Sunday school for a number of years. She also represented the Parish of New Ross at Diocesan Synod for many years. (If being Anglican has anything to do with going to Heaven, Mom will surely make it!) There will be no visitation, by family request. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 21, 2009 from St. Augustine's Church, The Reverend Gordon Neish officiating. Burial in the family plot, Saint Augustine's Cemetery. Reception to follow at The Forties Community Centre. Family flowers only, by request. If desired, donations may be made to Saint Augustine's Church, 60 Red Rock Road, RR 1 New Ross, NS B0J 2M0 or Grand View Manor. Special thanks to The Reverend Gordon Neish, Mrs. Neish and family for their love and support, to the staff of Grand View Manor for their excellent care during Mom's last days, and to Dr. Don Seaman for his wonderful care for so many years. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Mr. Peter Chalmers Smith
22 February 1946 – 25 August 2009
Friends and former colleagues of Peter Chalmers Smith will be saddened to learn of his passing on 25 August 2009 at Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville after a brief illness. The son of the late E. Chalmers and Ada (Cameron) Smith, Peter was a longstanding member of the Biology Department at Acadia University retiring from there in 1995. An avid teacher and naturalist, Peter will be remembered fondly for his dedication in establishing and running Acadia’s Richardson Field Station on Bon Portage Island, NS. Many stories have been told, and will continue to be told about field schools, Thanksgiving Dinners, bird banding trips and various other escapades on BP. Born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Peter was educated at Wolfville schools and later attended Acadia University, the University of Western Ontario, and Durham University in the UK from where he obtained his PhD in 1975. Throughout his academic career he was very active in numerous University and professional organizations – always seeking every opportunity to share his love and appreciation of nature. In retirement he busied himself with the gardens he developed with his wife Linda, their dogs, their summer property in Glendyer, Cape Breton, and participating in numerous bird-watching activities. Peter is survived by his wife, Linda Lusby, Wolfville; his sister, Dorothy (Bill) Harrington, Molega Lake, Lunenburg County; his maternal uncle, Marston (Betty) Cameron, St. John’s, Newfoundland; his cousins, Sonny (Tootsie) Smith, Whycocomagh, NS and numerous other cousins in Newfoundland, Cape Breton and the Annapolis Valley. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother Allen, in infancy. In Peter’s memory, friends are asked to spend some quiet time alone with nature – plant a flower, admire a butterfly or follow the flight of a bird. Wish him peace on his journey. Donations may be made in his memory to the Crosbie House Society or the Hillsborough Church Preservation Society. Family flowers only. A memorial service will be held at Acadia University’s Manning Memorial Chapel at 11:00 am, Friday, August 28, 2009. Reception to follow in the Chapel Hall. Interment at a later date in the Hillsborough Cemetery, Cape Breton. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Mr. Robert Weir
Robert Layton Weir - 61, of Coldbrook, Kings County, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2009 at home. Born in Wolfville, he was a son of the late Lester and Martha Jane (Harris) Weir. He had been employed with Lew Chipman, the Department of Transportation and with Maritime Tel & Tel, from where he retired. He is survived by his wife, the former Sandra Freeman; a daughter, Tracey, at home; a sister, Charlene (Paul) Taylor, Kentville; two brothers, Gordon (Betty) Weir, New Minas and Brian (Cathy) Weir, Kentville; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Gerald Weir; a nephew, Joey Weir. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation, by family request. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 19, 2009 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Reverend John McNally officiating. Burial will take place in the Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings County. Donations in memory may be made to the IWK Health Centre Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.