Mrs. Mildred Alice Levy
Mildred Alice (Illsley) Levy - 98, formerly of New Minas, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, January 6, 2010 in Evergreen Home for Special Care, Kentville. Born in Ross Corner, Kings County, on May 9, 1911, she was the eldest daughter of the late Harley and Minnie (Dennison) Illsley. Mildred taught school for 35 years in Hants and Kings Counties, spending 18 of those years at Kings County Academy, where she taught Grade II. She was a member of Ross Corner Baptist Church from 1925-1952, Kentville Baptist Church from 1952-1966 and New Minas Baptist Church from 1966 until her death. She was also a Dominion Life member of the United Baptist Women’s Missionary Union and World member of Women’s Christian Temperance Union, also a 50-year Jewel member of St. Eulalie Rebekah Lodge, Kentville (60 years in 2006), an Alumni of the Nova Scotia Teachers College, Truro, a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Nova Scotia Teachers Union, Canadian Red Cross, Minas 50-Plus Seniors Club and various church organizations. An avid reader, especially of Christian books, Mildred was also interested in travel, poetry, attending hymn sings and making scrapbooks. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband, Sheldon; brother, Averd; sisters, Hilda Levy and Lucy Harris; nephew, Lorimer Veinotte; niece, Carolyn (Veinotte) Graves Coyle; stepsons, Victor Levy, Vincent Jackson and his wife, Hilda. She is survived by her brother-in-law, Raymond Harris, Truro; nephews, Leslie (Eleanor) Sanford and Harley (Carol) Sanford; nieces, Sandra (Wayne) Purcell and Rosalie (Veinotte) Holmes; step-daughter, Joyce Smith; step-daughter-in-law, Myra Levy; step-grandsons, Ken (Linda) Levy, David (Sheila) Levy, Larry (Janice) Jackson and Paul (Sandra) Jackson; step-granddaughters, Linda Jackson, Marlene Smith and Marjorie Waye; many great and great great step-grandchildren; special friends Andy and Linda Cann. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m., Friday, January 8, 2010, with a St. Eulalie Rebekah Lodge service to be held at 7:00 p.m., both in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the celebration of her life, followed by a reception, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2010, Reverend Doctor Robert Knowles and Reverend Sterling Gosman officiating. Burial will take place in the Greenfield Cemetery. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to the New Minas Baptist Church or the Valley Regional Hospital. Special thanks to Evergreen Home for Special Care for the excellent care and compassion received by Mildred during her time there. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Brandon Shane Rickey Strickland
Brandon Shane Rickey Strickland - 18, of Kentville, passed away Friday, January 8, 2010 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Kentville, he was a son of Rick Strickland, Sheffield Mills and Melissa (Osmond) Strickland, Newfoundland. He was a student at the Nova Scotia Community College - Kingstec Campus, Kentville, where he was studying culinary arts. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and had an unconditional love for his fiancée, Kayla Houghton and their unborn child. He also enjoyed music, especially rap, beat box and the music of 2Pac. He is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Pleman and Phyllis Osmond, Newfoundland; paternal grandparents, Calvin Strickland, Kentville and Joan Arenburg, Steam Mill; a number of aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Monday, January 11, 2010 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 12, 2010 in St. James Anglican Church, Kentville, Archdeacon Lynn Uzans officiating. Burial will take place in the Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill. Donations in memory may be made to any charity supporting the needs of children and teens. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Mr. William Manus "Bill" Horton
William Manus “Bill” Horton - 89, of Kentville, Nova Scotia passed away in Soldiers Memorial Hospital - Veterans Unit, Middleton, Nova Scotia on Sunday, January 10, 2010. Bill was born in Port Williams, the only child of the late William Brady and Effie (Holden) Horton. Bill spent most of his life in Kentville where he had brought his bride to live after the war had ended in 1945. He graduated from Kings County Academy with honours in 1940. He served in the RCAF during the Second World War working as an airframe mechanic on various designs of aircraft. In 1941 Bill joined the Kentville Volunteer Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter and in 2003 he was honoured by the department for being its oldest veteran member. In 1941, with no regard for his own life, Bill retrieved a young girl who had broken through the ice on Mill Brook. Bill was successful in rescuing her but she was unable to be revived by medical personnel. His act of heroism was noted in various newspapers throughout Nova Scotia. Bill was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Kings Branch No. 6, Kentville. He worked at T.P. Calkin Ltd. for 23 years. Bill was an avid stamp collector and had compiled an extensive collection throughout his lifetime. He was also an award winning photographer and continued to take photographs well into his eighties. He was also a member of the Kentville Gun club and enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Kings County Wildlife Association and the Blomidon Naturalist Society. He and Del were keenly interested in genealogy and traced the Horton family lines back thirteen generations to 1600. After retirement he and Del traveled to various parts of the world but mostly they spent their time with family over at their cottage, Whispering Pines, in New London, Prince Edward Island and at the Hummingbird cottage at Aylesford Lake. He was a keen sailor and with his sons won several first place banners as captain of the Peregrine Falcon...”Perry”. Bill was a member of St. James Anglican Church, Kentville where at many turkey dinners Bill carved the turkeys. He is survived by his two sons, Eric (Nancy) of Fall River and Kenneth (Barbara) of Mt. Uniacke; son in law, Paul Longley of Kentville; four grandchildren, Scott (Ailie) Longley, Sherri Longley, Shaun (Krista) Horton and Lyndsey Horton; five great grandchildren, Kourtnie Evans, Timothy and Brittany Longley, Ethan and Austin Horton. Bill is also survived by a sister in law, Dorothy Clarke in Prince Edward Island. Besides his parents, Bill was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Adell “Dell” (Parkman) Horton; his daughter, Ann Louise Longley and great granddaughter, Emily Jean Longley. Good bye Bill, Dad, Grampie, Gramps, and Grampie Bill. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2010 with a Royal Canadian Legion service to be held at 7:00 p.m., both in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 2010 in St. James Anglican Church, Kentville, Archdeacon Lynn Uzans officiating. Burial will take place in the Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings County. Family Flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to the ALS Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Mr. Mario J.P. Coutinho
Mario J. P. Coutinho - 51, of New Minas, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, November 11, 2009 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, with his loving family by his side. Born in Kampala, Uganda, Mario was a dedicated father to his twin sons, Brent and Bryan and a devoted husband to his wife, Christine (nee Carocci). Always an optimist, Mario focused on the positive and led his life that way, despite the challenges he faced. He is survived by his wife, Christine; sons, Brent, Halifax; Bryan, Calgary; his mother, Ezilda Coutinho, Hamilton, Ontario; his brothers, Louis (Avila), Windsor; Ian, Poplar Hill, Ontario; Leslie, Hamilton; nephews, Karl and Sean Coutinho, Halifax; Robert Coutinho, Halifax; nieces, Leslee and Lyndsey Coutinho, Hamilton; his father-in-law, Louis (Libby) Carocci, Sydney; brothers-in-law, Gerald (Patricia) Carocci, Glace Bay; Jimmy (Gina) Carocci, Sydney; sisters-in-law, Cecile (Lloyd) Samson, Port Hawkesbury; Hughena (Alfred) Murphy, Glace Bay. He was predeceased by his father, Joseph Frontao; mother-in-law, Lucy (Ivy) Carocci; sister-in-law, Valerie Pittman. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, November 13, 2009 with prayers to be held at 8:00 p.m., all in the White Family Funeral Home, 100 Cornwallis Street, Kentville. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 14, 2009 in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 48 Belcher Street, Kentville, Father Craig Christenson officiating. Burial will take place in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Kentville. A reception will follow in the church chapel. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Special thanks to the doctors and staff of the Valley Regional Hospital for their dedication and compassionate care. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Carol Anne Anthony
Carol Anne Anthony, nee Fisher, Contreras, Cusack. The family of Carol Anne Anthony of Greenwich, Kings County, sadly wishes to announce her passing on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 in the QEII Health Sciences Center, Halifax. She was born on April 5, 1945 in Windsor, England. She came to Canada with her war bride mother, Joan and her step father, John on December 18, 1946. She was brought up in Sydney, NS. She attended Holy Angels High School and later worked at Environment Canada Fisheries and Marine Services, Revenue Canada Taxation until moving to Canning, NS in 1988. She then with her husband owned and operated C&G Anthony's General Store in Pereau, NS for seven years. She then worked as a security officer for Pinkertons Investigation and for Securicor filling bank machines until her retirement in 2000. Her passions were flea marketing and collecting jewelry. She is survived by her loving husband, Garfield; her loving daughters, Kimberly (Alan Barkhouse) and Susan (John Barkhouse) and her five beautiful grandchildren, Jordan, Wesley, Shaelyn, Victoria and Priscilla, all of Canning. She is also survived by her loving mother, Joan Cusack and five step brothers, Johnny (Marie), Barry (Sylvia), Donald (Lynda), Wayne (Lynn), all of Sydney and Jimmy (Shellina), of Edmonton, Alberta. Also survived by five step sisters, Colleen (Art Jones), Linda (Gordie Covin), Rosemary (Brendan MacIntyre), all of Sydney; Pearl (Gary Latour), of Prince Edward Island and Kathleen (Jean Frenette), of Ottawa. She was predeceased by her step father, John Cusack and her father, Frederick Contreras, of Corpus Christi, Texas; her half sister, Anna Maria Contreras, of San Antonio, Texas. She is also survived by her half brother, Fred Contreras, of Corpus Christi, Texas; and her dear uncle, Mike, of Barrie, Ontario. She is survived by several nieces and nephews in Sydney, NS and in Texas. As per her request, there will be no visitation. A private family funeral service will take place in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. A private family interment will follow. Donations in her memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Kings County SPCA or a prayer in her memory. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.