Mr. Ralph Gough
Ralph Gough … 89, of Cambridge, Kings County, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2009 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. He was a son of the late Ralph and Mildred Gough. It is with great sorrow that we announce Ralph’s passing. He was a great man and human being. He lived his life with great integrity and spirit. A very humble man, he was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Ralph was a life-time member of the Cambridge United Baptist Church, serving as Trustee, long-time Deacon and was especially fond of being a member of the choir. He had a great love of gardening. He was a long-time employee of T.P. Calkin Limited, Kentville. He leaves to mourn, his wife of 68 years, Ruth (nee Arenburg), Cambridge; only son, Gary (Kathy), Berwick; only daughter, Shirley Zinck, Cambridge; five grandchildren, Jason Gough (Chantale), Moncton; Matthew Gough, Berwick; Jillian Gough (Mark Norton), Kentville; Joshua Gough (Shaina Ryan), Kentville; Lisa Zinck, New Minas; two great grandchildren, Nichelle Zinck, Hantsport and Arianna Duval-Gough, Moncton. His third great grandchild, Noah will be born in November. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Bessie Henderson. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. There will be no visitation or funeral service, by request. A family burial will take place at a later date. Donations in memory may be made to the Cambridge United Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Douglas Edward Anderson
Douglas Edward Anderson – 58, of Woodville, Kings County, Nova Scotia, passed away Saturday, September 12, 2009 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, Nova Scotia. Born in Gander, Newfoundland, he was a son of the late Douglas John and Margaret (Raper) Anderson. He was a retired Psychologist, having received his doctorate (Ph.D.) from the University of Alberta and received a number of other university degrees. He was an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Kings Branch No. 6, Kentville. Douglas was very fitness conscious and loved the outdoors, animals and hard work. He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Mucha; a son, Jason (Mikaline), Red Deer, Alberta; a sister, Valerie, Toronto; a brother, Michael (Alice), Corner Brook, Newfoundland; a grandson, Christian; special friend, Helmut (Marcela), Calgary; nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by a sister, Frances. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. There will be no visitation, by request. A private family memorial gathering will be held at a later date in the family home. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to the Margaret and Douglas Anderson Family Foundation, c/o the Bank of Montreal, Kentville. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Mrs. Mabel A. Lockhart
Mabel Antoinette (Bigelow) Lockhart - age 99, Bigelow Cove, Nova Scotia, died Friday, September 18, 2009 in the Wolfville Nursing Home. Born in Canning, Kings County, she was the daughter of the late Halle and Mabel A. (Spicer) Bigelow. A native of Canning, Mabel graduated from Acadia University in 1930 with a Diploma in Home Economics. She worked as a dietician at the Sanatorium in Kentville for many years. Always active in outdoor activities she was a Girl Guide leader and hosted guiding summer camps at her beloved "shore" in Bigelow Cove. Mabel has been a fixture of strength, personality and kindness to all who have known her and she lived her long life "her own way". She is survived by her daughters, Roleen (Kelvin) Ogilvie, Bigelow Cove, NS and Frances (Leonard) Sarsfield, Delhaven, NS; seven grandchildren, Kristine (LeRoy) Pick, Kevin Ogilvie, Brent (Joy Elliott) Sarsfield, Blake (Paulette) Sarsfield, David (Andrea) Sarsfield, Jeff (Kendra) Sarsfield, Jennifer Sarsfield; nine great grandchildren; two step great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Roland; brother, John and sisters, Emma, Laurabel and Lydia. She was the last of her immediate family. The remains have been cremated and a private memorial for friends and family will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of choice in her memory. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Mr. Ian M. MacDonald
Mr. Ian M. MacDonald
Ian Michael MacDonald - 58, of Dartmouth passed away peacefully in Dartmouth General Hospital on Friday, September 18, 2009 with relatives by his side. Born in Glace Bay, Cape Breton, he was a son of the late Michael and Bessie (MacLean) MacDonald. He is survived by a sister, Lillian (Vincent) Gallant, St. John's, Newfoundland; two nieces, Brandy and Alicia MacDonald, Halifax; a nephew, Christopher MacDonald, Quebec; along with many relatives in both Dartmouth and Sydney Mines. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Bruce and Paul. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation by family request. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 25, 2009 in the White Family Funeral Home Kentville, Father Craig Christenson officiating. Interment will take place in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Kentville. Donations in memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Mr. Donald F. "Rip" Ripley
Donald Frank “Rip” Ripley - August 22, 1934-September 17, 2009, Kentville, Nova Scotia, and Beverly Hills, Florida, passed away peacefully in the Valley Regional Hospital on Thursday, September 17, 2009 with his family by his side. He was the son of the late Frank and Lucy (Brison) Ripley of Kentville, Nova Scotia. He attended Kings County Academy (KCA). A personal drive to escape poverty, a love of sports and a fascination with nearby Camp Aldershot were among the boyhood trademarks of Donald Ripley. Daily excursions to the Camp, between 1942 and 1945, selling newspapers and magazines, burned the memory of Aldershot and the young soldiers into Ripley's heart. From the age of seven he sneaked through the fences to watch the soldiers train, and in the process heard language that was not always fit for parlour discussions, and he developed entrepreneurial skills through tough experience with men who faced uncertain futures. A keen athlete and fierce competitor, Donald played high school, and later senior hockey. But baseball was his first love, and he played baseball in the Cape Breton League. Upon graduating from KCA, he joined the United States Army and served in Japan as a Military Police officer, as well as playing ball for the US Army in Japan. Upon returning from Japan, Donald also enjoyed a brief pro stint playing Double A baseball in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and Danville, Illinois. However, he then abandoned thoughts of a future in professional baseball, and at age 25, pursued a business career. He subsequently spent thirty years working in the investment business. After retirement, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Norwich University in Vermont and then went on to the New England School of Law in Boston where he graduated with a Law Degree in 1998 at the age of 64. Donald was also an avid writer who wrote poetry and 8 published books, including “The Home Front”, wartime life at Camp Aldershot and “Thine Own Keeper”, a history of the Nova Scotia Sanatorium. Donald also loved giving back to his community and with his love for hockey and having played for the KCA High School hockey team and the Kentville Wildcats in 1951-52, Donald volunteered to coach the KCA High School hockey team during the '74-'75 and '75-'76 seasons where they won the provincial championship in both seasons. As a result, he was inducted into the KCA Sports Hall of Fame. Outside business, his interests included politics and fundraising for a variety of political and charity organizations. Proud of his family and ancestors, especially his background Indian heritage, Donald enjoyed meeting new people and sharing colourful stories, and making people laugh. Donald is survived by his wife of 55 years, Frona (MacFarlane); daughters, Nancy (Hood) son-in-law, Larry, Halifax; Karel, Halifax; sons Shawn, daughter-in-law Angela (Mosher), Kentville; and Dana, Beverly Hills, Florida; four grandsons, Jason and Mitchell Ripley; Nicholas and Oscar Hood; sisters-in-law Myrna, Eleanor, Bonnie and Debbie; several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews; as well as his 2 adorable dogs Raggs & Scotia. He was pre¬deceased by an infant sister, Louise; a sister-in-law, Freda Carter; and several aunts and uncles. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 100 Cornwallis Street, Kentville. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, September 20, 2009 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where a memorial service, followed by a reception, will be held on Monday, September 21, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. Burial will take place at a later date. Family flowers only, by request. Donations can be made to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of Canada by visiting www.ccfc.ca. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.