Mrs. Alice L. "Honey" Kyte
Alice Loretta “Honey” Kyte - Our little Grammie went to take her place with the angels on Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Born on January 26, 1916 in Steam Mill, Kings County, she was the daughter of the late Amos and Laura Veinot. Grammie was a wonderful homemaker and assisted many families in the Kentville area. Grammie is most remembered for teaching Sunday School at the Kentville Baptist Church and was always recognized by former students whenever she was out in the community. Grammie can also be fondly remembered working in Honey’s Bakery and telling Grampy, “Ben, go change your apron”. She may have been tiny but she had a huge heart and was loved by many in return. Grammie lived most of her life in Kentville until she moved to Coldbrook to help her daughter, Sylvia. When Sylvia passed away, she moved to Port Williams to live with her granddaughter, Shannon and her family, who have been blessed to spend her final days with her. Grammie was predeceased by her husband, Ben; her daughters, Sylvia and Sharon; her son, Bert. She is survived by her son, Dick; her granddaughters, Shannon (Bill) Buick, Jennifer (Neil) Grant, Aralee (Peter) Selig and grandson, André; great grandsons, Joshua, Keegan and Makale and great granddaughters, Ainsley, Brenna and Mulu. The family would like to thank the VON workers and RN’s for their care and compassion, Penny and Elizabeth for always being just a phone call away, Dr. Gunn for his home visits and Dr. McNally for her compassion and helping us deal with the final hours we had with Grammie. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 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 30, 2010, Reverend John McNally officiating. Burial will take place in the Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings County. Donations in memory may be made to the Autism Society of NS, the Canadian Cancer Society - Relay for Life, the Alzheimer Society of NS, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of NS or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
Mr. Percy E. Kenney
Percy Edward Kenney - 88, of Kentville, passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at home. Born in Middleton, he was a son of the late Perley Grover and Harriett Grace (Redden) Kenney. He had been employed with Maritime Tel & Tel for 42 years. After retirement, he was employed as an assistant probation officer for 10 years. He was a member of Aliant Pioneers, former member of the Wolfville Lions Club and enjoyed curling at both Wolfville and Kentville curling arenas. During his younger years he was an avid fisherman and hunter. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, the former Edith Helen Carey; a daughter, Sherry “Shersey” A’Hearn, Halifax; a brother, Arden (Ann), Middleton; a grandson, Lars Mitchell, Taipei; former sons-in-law, Lee Mitchell, Halifax and Emmett A’Hearn, Halifax. He was predeceased by a sister, Enid Stevenson, an infant sister and a brother, Vernon. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation by family request. The funeral service followed by a reception will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 2010 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Deacon Paul Lannan 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 charity of your choice. Special thanks to dear friends, Pauline Woodworth and Kaye and Frank Nichols for their friendship, care and kindness. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
Mr. Thomas Allison "Tom" Dodge
Thomas Allison “Tom” Dodge - 76, of New Minas, passed away Monday, June 14, 2010 in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Bridgetown, he was a son of the late Ernest and Mabel (Dodge) Dodge. He attended Air Cadets and later retired from the Royal Canadian Air Force with 25 years of service. He was a business graduate of Kings College and following his retirement, opened Minute Muffler in New Minas. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. He had a passion for curling, which began at the age of 18 and has carried on with his grandchildren. He was a member of St. James Anglican Church, Kentville, being active with the Men’s Group. Together with his wife, Betty, he was active with square and ballroom dancing for 27 years and had been involved with black light dancing in Halifax. He was formerly involved with Scouts Canada as a leader for Cubs and Scouts while living in Sackville. He is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth “Betty” Blanchard, a daughter, Lisa (Gregory) MacNeil, Dartmouth; two sons, Scott (Patricia), New Minas; Aaron (Shelley Cooke), Sackville; a brother, John “Jack” (Carolyn), North River, Colchester County; 11 grandchildren, Bradley, Jacklyn, Shenice, Liam, Mary Grace, Erin, Sarah, Thomas, Laura, Rose Mary and Seamus. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. There will be no visitation, by request. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 18, 2010 in St. James Anglican Church, Kentville, Archdeacon Lynn Uzans officiating. Family flowers only, by request. 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. Ernest I. Theriault
Ernest Isadore “Ernie” Theriault - 89, of New Minas, passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Charles and Bertha (Porrier) Theriault. He was a veteran of the Second World War and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Kings Branch No. 6, Kentville for 43 years. He had been employed with Canada Post until his retirement. He is survived by his wife the former, Faye Doreen Avery; four step-daughters, Bonnie (Fred) Bond, Kentville; Jean Balnus and Betty Munzie, both of Steam Mill and Darlene (Brian) McGrath, Kingston, Ontario; three step grandchildren and one step great grandchild, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Joyce Wilson; a daughter, Marie and two brothers, Peter and Alex. Ernie’s remains have been donated for medical research and there will be no visitation by request. A combined Royal Canadian Legion and memorial service, followed by a reception will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2010 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Reverend Robert Knowles and Reverend Sterling Gosman officiating. No flowers 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.
Mr. Robert Lee "Bob" Churchill
Robert Lee “Bob” Churchill - 76, of Canning, Kings County, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at home. A butter box baby of the Ideal Maternity Home, Bob was born in East Chester on January 26, 1934, to Opal (Hendsbee) Smith and was adopted by the late William and Glenna (Strang) Churchill. In his earlier years, Bob attended the Yarmouth Vocational School, studying carpentry and later received a certificate in heating and burner services. He then began a career as a linesman with NB Tel and later MT&T, retiring as manager of real estate and logistics for western Nova Scotia. Bob was a member of the Canning Village Commission for 29 years, serving eight years as chairman and also served two terms with the Nova Scotia Association of Villages. He was involved for many years with the Telephone Pioneers of America and was a past president of the Glooscap Council. Bob was a 40 year member of the Canning United Baptist Church and served on the Board of Deacons, as a trustee and various other committees. He was chairperson of the Glooscap Summer Festival in the 1970’s, served as a volunteer with Northwood and was a member of the Board of Directors of the local V.O.N. and the Fieldwood Heritage Society. He is survived by his wife, Joan Marie (Cole) (Gates) Churchill; two daughters, Sandra (Brian) Churchill-Johnson, Mt. Uniacke and Joanne (Craig MacMaster), Porters Lake; a son, David (Anne), Stewiacke, a step-daughter, Kimberley (Allan) Gates-McRae, San Francisco; a step-son, John (Misa) Gates, Tokyo; three half-sisters, Pearl (Doug) Kirby, Eileen (Albert) Chisholm and Shirley (Geoff) Barrow; six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, June 20, 2010 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 21, 2010 in the Canning United Baptist Church, Reverend Keith Churchill and Reverend John Churchill officiating. A service will also be held at 3:30 p.m., in the Brooklyn United Baptist Church, Yarmouth County, followed by the burial in the church cemetery. A reception will follow in the community hall. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Canning United Baptist Church, the Brooklyn United Baptist Church or the Wade Gates Memorial Fund (Dalhousie University). Special thanks to the Oncology Department, Dr. Merryweather, Tania and those in palliative care and the Annapolis Valley Victorian Order of Nurses who cared for Bob. Special thanks to grandson, Amos and special friends Blair and Wanda, Paul and Kim, Ruth, Robert and Diane, Linda and all other friends who helped during Bob’s illness. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.