Mrs. Frances M. Cuvilier
Frances Muriel Cuvilier - of Falmouth, formerly of Hantsport, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at the home of her daughter in Coldbrook, Kings County. Born in East Walton, Hants County, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Kezie (Wilson) McLellan. Following the death of her husband, she was employed with the Hants Assessment office, Windsor, from where she retired in 1986. She spent her married life in Hantsport and was a member of St. James United Church. She was active with the United Church Women, was an excellent cook and an avid bridge player and teacher. She spent many hours at Dykeland Lodge, Windsor and became affectionately known as “The Cookie Lady”. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her daughter, Carol (Bill) Steeves, Coldbrook; cherished granddaughter, Jill, Ottawa; three sisters, Phyllis, Bridgewater; Dorothy, Toronto and Helen, Windsor; two brothers, Phil (Dorothy), Hantsport and Bobby (Marie). Lower Sackville; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband and best friend, Frank; infant son, Gerard; sister, Jeannie and brother, Jimmie. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville and there will be no visitation, by request. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service which will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 1, 2010 in Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport, Reverend Glennis Smith officiating. A reception will follow in St. James United Church Hall, Prince Street, Hantsport. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to Annapolis Valley Health - Palliative Care. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Mr. Donald Wilson Pearl
Donald Wilson Pearl - 91, of Kentville, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2010 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Kentville, he was a son of the late John and Eliza (Young) Pearl. He served overseas during the Second World War in the Armored Tank Division with the rank of Lance Sargeant. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Kings Branch No. 6, Kentville. He retired from the Dominion Atlantic Railway after 39 years working in the shops. He is survived by two daughters, Joan Foley, British Columbia and Sherry (Thomas) Davis, Kentville; a son, Wayne, British Columbia; eight grandchildren and many great grandchildren. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Gloria Weaver; five sisters, Muriel, Eva, Jean, Gladys and Irene; two brothers, Emerson and Everett. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Monday, February 1, 2010 with a Royal Canadian Legion service to be held at 7:00 p.m., both in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 2, 2010, Reverend Thelma McLeod officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in the Hillaton Cemetery, Kings County. Donations in memory may be made to the War Amps or the Children’s Wish Foundation. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Mr. Garth C. Lloyd
Garth Claudius Lloyd - 56, of Cambridge, Kings County, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2010 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Berwick he was a son of Murray E. and Audrey E. (Silver) Lloyd, Cambridge. He was a self-employed carpenter. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Karma (Allen) Kern, Pennsylvania; five sisters, Wanda (Doug Spencer), South Waterville; Sheila (Cameron Lewis), Centreville; Loretta (Kevin Perkins), Kentville; Mona (Darrell Wright), Sackville; Teresa (Terry Doyle), South Alton; two brothers, Keith and fiancée, Mabel Comeau, North Alton; Roland (Tammy), Cambridge; three grandchildren, Devon, Kelsey and A.J.; nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation, by request. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, 2010 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Reverend Jack Carter and Reverend Virginia DeAdder officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in the Berwick Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to the Valley Regional Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Mrs. Marie Ida Harvie
Marie Ida Harvie - 86, of Kentville, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2010 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Obituary and service information will follow at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Mr. Keith Elmer Mahar
MAHAR, Keith Elmer - 84, of Dartmouth, formerly of New Minas. It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of our loving husband, father, brother and grandfather on Friday Feb. 26, 2010 at Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Grafton, Kings County on August 5, 1925, he was the son of the late Elmer Keith Mahar and Pauline Paige Mahar. He will be sadly missed by wife Jean, Dartmouth; brother, Kenneth (Annie), Grafton; children, Robert (Judy), Halifax; Bruce (Carolyn), Dartmouth; Janice (Robbie), Rhode Island; grandchildren, Sean, Ian, Andrew and Nicole and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by nephew, John Mahar. Keith was an avid sailor, ham radio operator, stained glass artist and had an interest in history and genealogy. He wrote a short biography of Kingsport boatbuilder Earl Irving which is now on file at the Canning Heritage Centre. He was involved in Scouting and spent several years as a Cub Scout Leader. Keith was a schoolteacher for 35 years and taught at Hantsport High School, Hantsport; Yorktown Collegiate Institute, Saskatchewan; Cornwallis District High School, Canning and Central Kings Rural High School, Cambridge. He graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and math in 1947 and a Bachelor of Education in 1948. He later attended Columbia University, New York graduating in 1956 with a Master of Arts in Education. Keith had a long-time interest in teaching high school physics and was always interested in following the achievements of his former students. There will be no visitation, by request. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, 2010 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Reverend Judith Tod Gates officiating. Burial will take place in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Kentville. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Paraplegic Association. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Mrs. Beatrice M. "Bea" MacKeen
Beatrice May “Bea” MacKeen - 88, of Somerset, Kings County passed away on Monday, February 1, 2010 in the Veteran’s Unit of Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Beatrice was the daughter of William and Beatrice Beazley of Wandsworth, Newfoundland. She was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and returned to Newfoundland with her parents at an early age. She was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force for three and a half years. Following her discharge, she retired to Moncton, New Brunswick and worked with the T. Eaton Company. She was married in 1949 to Charles “Chuck”, who at the time was still employed with the Canadian Armed Forces. As a family they lived in a number of military bases across Canada including Whitehorse (Yukon), North Luffenham (England), Trenton (Ontario), Rockcliffe, Ottawa (Ontario), Rivers (Manitoba) and Greenwood (Nova Scotia). After their retirement in 1972 they returned to Nova Scotia and settled in the Annapolis Valley in Kentville. She was an active member of the United Church of St. Paul and St. Stephen in Kentville and was also a member of the North End Unit of the UCW for 20 years. She was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Kings Branch No. 6, Kentville and was a member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She was awarded the two highest honors from the Royal Canadian Legion, the Meritorious Service Award in 1994 and the Palm Leaf in 1999. She was predeceased by husband, Charles “Chuck”; son David in infancy; brother, Bill and sister, Elizabeth (Drucy) both of Big Salmoner in Newfoundland. She is survived by her sons, Bill, Medford; Charles, Kentville; Robert, Waverley; her older brother, George Beazley, Halifax; five grandchildren, Mark, Fraser, Winnipeg; Ross, Robbie, Calgary and Angela “Angie”, Somerset; three great grandchildren, Michael, Paige, and Taylor Tracey (children of Angie). She took great pleasure in sewing, crocheting and crafts, in volunteering her time helping others; in later years she enjoyed painting, first by numbers and a little free hand. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation by request. A combined Royal Canadian Legion service and funeral service followed by a reception will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 4, 2010 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Reverend Doctor Randy Crozsman officiating. Burial will take place in the Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings County. In lieu of flowers, 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.