Mr. Lawrence S. Johnstone
Lawrence Sidney Johnstone - 76, of Woodville, Kings County, passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Waterville, Kings County, he was a son of the late Sidney and Edith (Salsman) Johnstone. He served for a brief time with the R.C.A.F and was later employed with the Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre in Waterville for 25 years. He retired at the age of 61 and celebrated by skydiving with his sons, Willie and Joey. He was a member of the Waterville United Baptist Church and affiliated with the Woodville Baptist Church. He was a member of the Waterville and District Fire Department and recently received an award for 50 years of service and had been a member of the Firemanís Choir. He enjoyed softball and in his earlier years had played for the Cambridge 7-Ups and the Waterville Mohawks. Together with Pat Hempsey, he coached the Berwick Alpines softball team and in 2009 the team was inducted into the Berwick Sports Hall of Fame. He also enjoyed fishing, working in the flower garden with Jean and spending time with his cat, Mittens. He is survived by his wife, the former, Jean Lynch; four children, Willie (Cindy) Johnstone, Kentville; Gloria Johnstone (Christopher Thibodeau), St. John, New Brunswick; Joey Johnstone, New Minas; Peggy (Dwayne) Kelly, Bridgewater; a step-daughter, Muriel (Terry) Moore, Cambridge; a sister, Helen (Lorimer) Sawler, Cambridge; his mother-in-law, Mary Lynch, Woodville; 14 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Murray (Shirley), Waterville. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 22, 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, April 23, 2010, Reverend Tim Bigelow officiating. Interment will take place in the Lakeview Cemetery, Lakeville, Kings County. The family wish to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Peter Goddard and to the Annapolis Valley Victoria Order of Nurses, Home Support Workers for your care, kindness and compassion. Donations in memory may be made to the Woodville United Baptist Church or the Waterville and District Fire Department. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Mrs. Elizabeth S. Patterson
Elizabeth Selina Patterson - 92, of Greenwich Ridge passed away Monday, April 19, 2010 at Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Elizabeth was born in Scotts Bay, the daughter of the late Tom and Oressa (Thorpe) Fraser. She received her education in Scotts Bay. She always maintained a great fondness for family and friends and visited Scotts Bay often. She moved to Greenwich and was employed with the post office in Gaspereau. After marrying her husband Ivan she became involved in the operation of the family farm. She loved being a farmerís wife and working on the land. She especially enjoyed the view from her kitchen window. Elizabeth was a quiet and unassuming lady. Very active in church affairs, she was a longtime member of the Greenwich Womenís Church Association and one of the oldest members of St. Johnís Anglican Church, Wolfville. Elizabeth was a strong supporter of the Liberal Party and often worked as a Deputy Returning Officer. She was a member of Glooscap Rebekah Lodge of Wolfville. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by sons, John (Anne Marie), Lakelands, Hants County; Eric; Dana (Shelley), both of Greenwich Ridge; brother-in-law, Bev (Mary) Patterson, New Minas; sister-in-law, Rosella Patterson, Greenwich Ridge; grandchildren, Alyssa and Jamie; step-grandchildren, Sean (Yvonne), Tamara, Ryan (Lindsay); step-great-grandchildren, Bradon and Coralee Kelly; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ivan Patterson; a son, Garnet; brothers, Donald, Ivor; sisters, Dorothy, Mabel; brothers-in-law, Clifford Patterson, Fred Merritt; sister-in law, Ruth Fraser. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2010 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 25, 2010, Reverend Sandra Fyfe and Canon Russell Elliott officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Kentville. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory may be made to St. Johnís Anglican Church, Wolfville or Canadian Cancer Society, Nova Scotia Branch. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Mrs. Doris Alvina Doucet
Doris Alvina (Melanson) Doucet - 85, of Canard, Kings County, formerly of Wolfville, passed away Friday, April 23, 2010 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Moncton, she was a daughter of the late Amedee and Dianne (LeBlanc) Melanson. She is survived by three daughters, Carol Doucet, Gaspereau; Diane (Ken) Ryan, Canard; Suzanne Doucet, Wolfville; a sister, Margaret Langis, Shediac, New Brunswick; two granddaughters, Lorrie (Duane) Scott and Emily (David) Hovell; three great grandchildren, Logan and Connor Scott, Taylor Hovell. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Joseph Doucet; four brothers, Eric, Gerry, Camille and Azore. 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 graveside funeral service will be held in St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Cemetery, Ridge Road, Wolfville. Donations in memory may be made to the Kings County S.P.C.A. or the Valley Regional Hospital Foundation. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Nancy C. "Nan" DeWolfe
Nancy Charlotte ďNanĒ DeWolfe - 87, of Wolfville, formerly of Kentville, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2010 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Kentville, she was a daughter of the late Sidney and Daisy (Publicover) DeWolfe. She was a veteran of the Second World War, having served from 1942-45 in the R.C.A.F with the rank of Sargeant. She then attended McGill University for a year. She was then employed with Canada Foods and spent time out west. She was later employed with Cornwallis Motors for a year and was then employed for 27 years as an Entomologist Technician at the Kentville Research Station, from 1955 until retiring in 1983. Nancy was an avid sportswoman who loved playing hockey and softball. She also enjoyed curling, golf and skiing. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters, Betty Jolly, Jean Lombard and Maude, in infancy; a brother, John. 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 family and friends graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2010 in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Kentville. A reception will follow in the White Family Funeral Home. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Antonio Ryland Pinch
Antonio Ryland Pinch - 2, of Kentville, passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2010 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Kentville, he was a son of Julia Pinch and Antonio Browne. He attended the Learning Centre at NSCC Kingstec Campus, Kentville and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved big trucks, cool cars and building things with Mega Blocks. In addition to his parents, he is survived by sisters, Gwenevere Pinch, Fredericton and Tiffany Browne, Barbados; brothers, Kingsley Pinch-Blair, Kentville and Deleci Browne, Barbados, maternal grandparents, Jane Muise, Wallbrook; Iona and Wayne Pinch, Wolfville; paternal grandmother, Evannie Browne, Barbados; several aunts, uncles and cousins in both Canada and Barbados. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Lester Muise. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation by family request. The funeral service followed by a reception will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 2010 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Reverend Gary Manthorne officiating. Donations in memory may be made to the NSCC Kingstec Campus - Learning Centre or the IWK Health Centre. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.