Mr. Daniel Frederick Allen
Daniel Frederick Allen - 88, of Medford, Kings County, formerly of Pictou, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2010 in the Veteran's Unit of Fisherman's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born in 1921, Dan was the second son of Lewis and Ina (Stewart) Allen. At the age of five, Dan and his family moved to Lennoxville, Quebec, his mother's hometown. He proudly served Canada as a pilot in the Second World War where he rose to the rank of Squadron Leader of 408 Goose Squadron. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross by the King of England in recognition of his gallantry and devotion to duty. He worked in sales at Loew Bros. and Sherwin-Williams in the U.S.A. Upon his return to Canada, he became head of Sales at Tibbetts' Paints, Trenton until his retirement. He was an honorary life member of Branch 16, Royal Canadian Legion in Pictou. Dan was an avid sailor and enjoyed his many years as skipper of the Blue Goose. He enjoyed skiing and golfing and loved being out in nature. All those who knew Dan remember his ready smile, his wonderful sense of humour and his endearing charm. Dan was predeceased by his brother, Harry; son, Stephen and grandson, Christopher Lamsey. Dan is survived by his loving wife, Jeanne (Palmeter, English); his daughter, Sue Ann (Charlie) Jones, Springfield, Mass.; stepsons, Ryan English and Chad (Joy) English, Ottawa; brother, Stewart, Mississauga; grandchildren, Yvonne, Jamieson and Stephen Allen, David Lamsey and Nicholas English, several great grandchildren; extended family, Bonnie Hafey, Stellarton, her daughters, Susan (Harold) MacLeod, Terri (Neil) Fraser and all the staff of the Veterans' Unit who became family during the past couple of years. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A Legion Tribute and a Celebration of Dan's Life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at Emmanuel United Church, Kingsport. A reception will follow in the church vestry. Private interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to any branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. Arrangements have been entrusted to R. H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow and the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Mr. Anthony Hendrikis "Tony" Hooch-Antink
Anthony Hendrikis “Tony” Hooch-Antink - 48, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, formerly of Upper Canard, Kings County, passed away suddenly Friday, February 12, 2010 at home. Born in Wolfville, he was a son of Henry Hooch-Antink, Upper Canard and the late Alice (Zieverink) Hooch-Antink. He graduated from the carpentry program at the Nova Scotia Community College, Kingstec Campus, Kentville and was self-employed as a carpenter, specializing in kitchen cabinetry. He was an avid sportsman and loved to play hockey and referee. One of his biggest joys in life was his dog, Max. In addition to his father, he is survived by a sister, Mary-Ann (Ed) Charrier, Northern Manitoba; a brother, Mike (Natalie), Bedford; nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. The funeral service will be held at a later date at a time and location to be announced. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Annapolis Valley Victorian Order of Nurses. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Mr. Paul Eugene Webster
Paul Eugene Webster - 51, of Edmonton Alberta, formerly of Kentville, passed away suddenly, Friday, February 12, 2010 at home. Born in Kentville, he was a son of the late Robie and Vera (Schofield) Webster. He worked in the construction industry his whole life, and most recently was employed as a heavy equipment operator in Edmonton. He is survived by a daughter, Rachel, Australia; three sisters, Gail (Richard) Wittenberg, Upper Canard; Janet (John) Steele, Glenmont; Marilyn Beaton, Lower Sackville; a brother, Frank, Edmonton; nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, 2010 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2010, Reverend Doctor Peter Lohnes officiating. Burial will take place in the Canard Burial Ground, Kings County. No flowers, by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Mr. Eric Hazeldine
Eric Hazeldine - of Liverpool, Wolfville and Venice, Florida, died peacefully in Kentville, NS, surrounded by his family on Feb 13, in his 92nd year, after a brief illness which weakened his body but never his sharp mind and wit. Eric was born in 1918 in Rottingdean, England. He was the son of the late Thomas and Natalie (Howitt) Hazeldine.
In addition to being a humble gentleman, Eric was a great engineer, mentor, inventor, veteran, adoring husband, cherished father and proud grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Ruth (nee: Piers) and 5 children; Keith (Ethel), Fort Wayne, In; Carol (Jim) Dewar, Wolfville, NS; Sally (Arnie) Chestnut, Kingston, On; Gail (Bill) Moffatt, Truro, NS; and Piers (Wendy), Ponhook Lake, NS; 15 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister Patrica, and brother Roy.
During WWII he served with the Royal Engineers in India and Burma and was mentioned in Dispatches. In 1946 he, “Boy”, married Ruth, “Scamp”. He worked in East Africa after the war as Chief Mechanical Engineer on the Groundnut Project. Upon returning to England he designed and built over 20 gas and electric cars, known as the “Hazelcar”. Sixty years later, one is still in use in England and others in museums.
In 1952, he immigrated to Canada to work as an engineer at Bowater Mersey Paper Co, Liverpool. His career spanned 32 years, retiring as Mill Manager. He was actively involved in Liverpool's community and headed many organizations such as: Kiwanis, Red Cross, Assoc for the Mentally Handicapped, Children’s Aid Society, and as District Commissioner of Boy Scouts.
After retiring in 1982, Eric and Ruth traveled extensively. Life was divided between Nova Scotia and Venice, Fl. Eric was an integral member of Kings Gate Club, having designed, built, managed, created and led various projects. He lived life to the fullest with his soul mate and true love.
The celebration of Eric's "Awesome Life" will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 18, 2010 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville with Rev. Robyn Brown-Hewitt officiating. Reception following at the funeral home. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of N.S.
Mrs. Wanetta Vivian Ward
Wanetta Vivian Ward - 82, of Evergreen Home for Special Care, Kentville, formerly of New Minas and Centreville, passed away Monday, February 15, 2010 in the home. Born in Halls Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Radway and Iona (Legge) Hutt. She had been a stay-at-home mother. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Leon; a daughter, Trudy, New Minas; a son, Dean (Alanna “Lanie”), Centreville; three sisters, Lois (Raymond) Crandall, New Minas; Donna Hutt, New Minas and Myrtis (Lewis) Whitney, Wolfville Nursing Home; three grandchildren, Cody, Kyle and Kristin; two great grandchildren, Lorne and Robert; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Gloria Allan and Muriel Fraser; a brother, Worrie; a son-in-law, Ronald Ward. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 18, 2010 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Reverend Marc Potvin officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in the Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to 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. Donald Garry "Donk" Keddy
Donald Garry “Donk” Keddy - 59, of Kentville, passed away Monday, February 15, 2010 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Kentville, he was a son of the late William “Bill” and Amy (Wallace) Keddy. He had been self-employed in the scrap metal business and drove a truck for Keltic and Clarke. He is survived by two sons, Ralph (Robyn Lutz), Cambridge; Donald “David”, Cambridge; four daughters, Nancy Lynn (Jason) Lockhart, Alberta; Sarah Leigh, Alberta; Nicole Eleanor, Wolfville; Charlotte Rose Fowler, Fredericton; six sisters, Rose (Robert) Wellwood, Kentville; twin sister, Donna (Willis) White, Alberta; Areta (Donnie), Fredericton; Deborah Young, Kentville; Joyce Whitehead, New Minas; Peggy McEachern, New Minas; Gail (Terry) Hill, Kentville; three brothers, John, New Glasgow; Arthur (Hope), Kentville; Michael (Sharon), Kentville; 11 grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Betty; four brothers, Ralph, Austin, Lawrence and Bill. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, February 18, 2010 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service, followed by a reception will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 19, 2010, Pastor Brian Reid officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in the Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.