Mr. Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Haines
Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Haines - 53, of London, Ontario, formerly of Little Dover, Guysborough County, passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2009 in London. Born in Little Dover, he was a son of the late Isaac and Elvina Haines. He is survived by three sisters, Marjorie (Bruce) Morgan, Moncton; Bertha Munroe, Little Dover; Celene Rhynold (Arnold), Queensport, Guysborough County; two brothers, Frank (Marilyn), Little Dover; Clayton, Canso; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Irene Bouchie; four brothers, Phillip, Emmett, Maurice and Harvey. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 2-9 p.m. Sunday, November 15, 2009 in St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, Little Dover, where the funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 16, 2009, Father Daniel Boudreau officiating. Burial will take place in the Little Dover Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Inquiries may be directed to the Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso or the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Mr. Gordon Ernest Keddy
Gordon Ernest Keddy - 93, of Berwick, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2009 in Soldier’s Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Aylesford, Kings County, he was a son of the late Robert Ainsley and Helen “Nellie” Jane (Turner) Keddy. He was a member of the Anglican Church and had been a farmer and carpenter. He was later employed at C.F.B. Greenwood, from where he retired. He is survived by three daughters, Shirley (Jerry) Berman, Dartmouth; Deborah (Bryan) Seymour, Morden; Dianne Pyves, Vancouver; a son, Jamie Nicholson, Berwick; three sisters, Esther Chute, Berwick; Florence Carter, Somerset; Marguerite (Don) Field, New Minas; four brothers, Morris (Bertha), Millville; Henry, Aylesford; Dorn, Aylesford; Alden (Linda), Berwick; grandchildren, Pamela, Cheryl, Christine and Megan; several great grandchildren; two great great grandsons; special cousin and friend, Calvin Keddy, Berwick; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Kathleen Ward; his second wife, Julia Lutz; a grandson, Michael Berman; a brother, Alfred; two nephews, David Carter and Harley Chute. Visitation will be held from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, November 15, 2009 in Christ Church Hall, Berwick. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 16, 2009 in Christ Church, Berwick, Reverend Charles Bull officiating. Interment will take place in St. Mary’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Auburn. Following the family interment, a reception will be held in Christ Church Hall, Berwick. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Lung Association; the Anglican Church or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Julia Emilie Mackenzie
Julia Emilie Mackenzie, May 20, 1982 - November 14, 2009, passed away peacefully in Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, surrounded by her immediate family after a valiant battle against cancer. Born in Kentville, she resided in Greenfield, Kings Co. and attended Cornwallis District High School in Canning (where she served on numerous committees and was Co-Prime Minister of the Students' Council), winning the Governor General's Medal upon graduation. She attended Queen's University, participating in university life through various committees and intramural sports, and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Chemistry. She had a promising career with PPG Chemfil Canada Ltd. as a technical sales representative. Julia was a kind, considerate young lady who always pushed herself to be the best that she could be in all her endeavors (she had completed a triathlon and a number of 10K marathons while she had cancer). Since high school days, she had been an ardent supporter of the Terry Fox Foundation and participated in other running and biking marathons to support cancer research. From her childhood, Julia was always physically active in sports (soccer, badminton, rugby, figure skating, track and field, basketball, volleyball and triathlons); the arts, dance (teaching and dancing ballet, jazz, modern and point), music (piano and bass clarinet in school band) and drama. Julia loved to go on adventure travels with friends and experience other cultures. She also supported local cultural events by regularly attending festivals and professional sporting events. Julia will be remembered by all as an honest, intelligent and creative human being with a quick sense of humour who always put others before herself. Julia will be sadly missed by twin sister, Claudia; brother, Colin; sister, Suzanne; mother, Claudette; father, Malcolm, as well as "Auntie" Claudia Dyke; grandparents, Emily and Claude Burry; aunt, Anne Swan; uncle, Ian Mackenzie; aunt, Susan Dyke; cousins, Allison and Nicholas Dyke, and the many friends that she made through her winning personality. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Thursday, November 19, 2009 in the White Family Funeral Home, 100 Cornwallis Street, Kentville, where the funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 20, 2009. The interment will take place in the Greenfield Cemetery, Kings County followed by a reception to be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Gaspereau Community Hall. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Mr. Harvey Arnold Keddy
Harvey Arnold Keddy - 89, of Starrs Point, Kings County, passed away Monday, November 23, 2009 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Wallbrook, Kings County, he was a son of the late Joseph and Elsie (Turner) Keddy. He was a veteran of the Second World War, having served in England, North Africa, Sicily and Italy. Following the war, he spent his working career as a carpenter. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Dr. C. B. Lumsden Branch No. 74, Wolfville. He was an avid gardener and especially enjoyed growing roses, for which he won an award in 1990. He loved the outdoors and would be recognized by most for his hat and his pipe. He was a member of St. John’s Anglican Church, Church Street, Port Williams and was proud of all of his wonderful nieces and nephews. His greatest love was his wife, Mary (Gausden). In addition to his wife, he is also survived by a daughter, Carole (Roy) Goldfinch, Sussex, England; a sister, Marjorie (Jack) Porter, Starrs Point Road; one brother, Ron (Rolene), Greenwich; two grandchildren, Gary and Dean; three great grandchildren, Jack, Roxanne and Jade; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters, Winnie, Blanche and Marguerite; six brothers, Foster, David, Lester, Lawrence, Andrew “Bob” and Harry. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2009 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, November 26, 2009 in St. John’s Anglican Church, Church Street, Port Williams, Reverend David Garrett officiating, assisted by Reverend Elizabeth Johnson. Burial will take place in the Starrs Point Cemetery. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to the IWK Health Centre. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Mr. James Howard Wilson
James Howard Wilson - 89, of Upper Dyke, Kings County, passed away peacefully, Monday, December 7, 2009 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in White River, Ontario, he was the only son of the late Rowland and Irene (Whent) Wilson. Both sides of his family were railroaders and Dad grew up in the station at Missinaibi, Ontario. It was here that he learned to swim, fish, snowshoe and snare rabbits. After his first ride in a forestry services aircraft, he set his sights on flying. Upon graduation from Central Tech, in Toronto, in the Industrial Aircraft Program, he joined the R.C.A.F. in October, 1939. He got his wings and while at Greenwood, he met and married our Mother, Bonnie Jean Turner, of Steam Mill. He went overseas in the fall of 1943 and served with Coastal Command until the war’s end. Back home, he was reunited with his wife and daughter (Bonnie Jean “B.J.”). The promise of a better future led him to the new LongLac paper mill (later Kimberly-Clark) in Terrace Bay, Ontario, where he worked as a machinist until Stora Forest Ind. started at Point Tupper. He began as a foreman of mechanical trades and retired in 1986 as a supervisor of mechanical maintenance throughout the mill. His retirement years were spent in Upper Dyke, where he busied himself with his lifelong study of all things mechanical. He gardened as long as his knees held up, preserved jams and learned to make delicious apple pies and the best baked beans any of us ever ate. He loved his cats and they loved him too. He also loved his kids and they will love him forever. He loved having a project and was happiest when he helped B.J. renovate a century-old barn and farmhouse. He was predeceased by his wife and his parents and by his sister, Audrey McIlroy (Toronto). He is survived by his daughter, B.J., Upper Canard; his son, Ron, at home. Cremation has taken place. A brief service, followed by a reception, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, December 10, 2009 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. Interment will be held at a later date. No flowers, by family request. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.