Mrs. Euphrasia 'Frazie' Penny
March 2, 1922 - March 16, 2008
With much sadness, we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, 'Frazie' Penny at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sunday, March 16, 2008, with family members by her side.
Born in New Waterford March 2, 1922, she was a daughter of the late George and Mary Ann (Ellsworth) Petrie.
Frazie was employed as a cook at Holy Angels Convent for over 30 years and was much loved and respected by the sisters, retiring only one month ago. Known for her great zest for life, humour and cheerful attitude, she will be greatly missed by all who were part of her life.
She is survived by her daughter Evelyn (John) Ziolkowski, Victoria Mines; two granddaughters Stephanie and Candice; brothers Alex (Gen) Petrie, Robert (late Thresa) Petrie, both of New Waterford, Cyril (Collette), Dartmouth, Donald (Diane), Ont.; sisters Lonie (late Dr. Sterling MacLean), Tatamagouche, Dorothy (Wyman) Gilroy, Ont.; many nieces and nephews; special niece Lorraine Barry, Ont.
Frazie was predeceased by her husband Arthur Penny in 2002; brothers James, John, Willie George, William; sisters, Charlotte Boudrait, Annie Conway, Mildred MacNeil, and Julia Muir.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 23 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford. Funeral mass will be on Monday, March 24 at 11 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard, St. Michael's Church with burial in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. A luncheon will follow in the Gaul Centre, River Ryan. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of choice.
Mr. Robert Marshall Smith
July 25, 1932 - March 17, 2008
SMITH, Robert Marshall "Bobby" - 75, Halifax, went home peacefully to be with God on Monday, March 17, 2008, following a 19 year battle with emphysema, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Halifax on July 25, 1932, he was a son of the late Arnold and Gertrude (Clayton) Smith. Bobby is survived by his loving wife of 49 and a half years, Muriel (Borden); sons, Mark (Ann), Falmouth; Craig (Lisa), Yarmouth; Thane (Denise), Wade (Sherry) and daughter, Lezlie (Brian) States, all of Halifax; grandchildren, Chad, Tamara, Michiko, Bethaine, Ryan, Denzel, Jasmine, Chanel, Malik, Jaydan, and Jaxon. He was predeceased by brothers, Gerald (Jahalia) and Charlie (Amy), and sisters, Lalia (J.T. Grant) and Bernice (Len Powell). Bobby was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In his early years Bobby excelled at sports, playing hockey, softball and bowling. During the 1940s and 50s he was a constant figure and star on the Nova Scotia softball scene, playing for Texaco, Halifax Shamrocks and Keith's. In the late 60s, after suffering a foot injury, Bobby switched to umpiring and in 1969, umpired at the Canada Games which were held in Halifax. Over the next 21 years, Bobby umpired across Canada and in 1979, he attained the rank of level 5, which allowed him to umpire internationally. Bobby was the first African Canadian to achieve this honour and in 2002, he was inducted into the Softball Canada Hall of Fame in Summerside, P.E.I. In 1979, Bobby umpired at the Canadian National Senior Men's Championships in Newfoundland while his son, Mark, was a participant. This was the first time a father and son had participated in this fashion. Bobby also umpired in the North American Senior Ladies Women's in 1980, and the World Championships in Sun City Arizona and World Youth Games in Edmonton in 1981. Bobby was a letter carrier with Canada Post for 36 and a half years, with 26 of those years delivering to the Connaught Avenue area and the Halifax Shopping Centre, retiring in 1990. He was also a well-known bartender who worked at the Arrows Club and the Firefighters Club on North Park Street. Following in a family tradition of social participation Bobby has served as secretary of the Letter Carriers Union, secretary of the George Washington Carver Credit Union, secretary and Master of the Masonic Lodge, Equity 106, president of the Postal Employees Bowling League and president of the Central Region Umpires Association. Bobby was known to many as a father figure, uncle and friend. Later in his life when his illness would not allow him to drive long distances it was through the efforts and kindness of his best friend, Jake Connolly, that he was able to continue to follow his son Mark's softball career around the country. The family would like to thank the staff of the VG Site, QEII, Intensive Care Unit 3A, for their kindness and a special thank you to family physician and friend Dr. Jack Sommers. Visitation will take place in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax on Wednesday, March 19, 2- 4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday, March 20, at 11 a.m. in Cornwallis Street Baptist Church, Cornwallis Street, Halifax, Rev. Rhonda Britten officiating. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Community YMCA Basketball Program, please specify.
Mr. Michael "Chicky" Chicarella
October 24, 1971 - March 8, 2008
Michael Chicarella, age 36 of 12th Street, New Waterford, passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at home.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Frank and Clara (Hinchey) Chicarella.
Chicky graduated from Breton Education Centre in 1990. He worked in the local area for several years as a tow truck driver. During the past several months Chicky was working as a pipefitter foreman with the Ledcor Corporation of Alberta.
Chicky loved to watch Nascar Racing and also was a local Stock-Car Driver.He used to volunteer at a youth group in New Waterford.
But mostly, Chicky will be remembered as a very easy going, laid back guy who loved children. His own children referred to him as the, "Big Teddy Bear."
Michael is survived by his son Coady Chicarella and his daughter Maegan Chicarella, both in New Waterford. Also surviving are his two sisters, Cathy Gilfoy (Brian), Antigonish, Marjorie Chicarella (Derrick), New Waterford, one brother John (Patricia), New Waterford and several nieces and nephews. Chicky will be sadly missed by special friends Rita and Walter Young from Glace Bay and his childhood best buddy, Sean MacKenzie from New Waterford.
He was predeceased by his parents.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening, March 12, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home on 380 Smith Street, New Waterford.
The funeral mass is Thursday, March, 13th at 11 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard, Mt. Carmel Church. Following the mass, cremation will take place and burial will be in the springtime at the parish cemetery.
Family flowers only.
As an expression of Sympathy for Michael, donations in his memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Kidney Foundation.
Mr. William J. Tutty
July 29, 1931 - March 7, 2008
It is with deep sorrow that we the family, announce the passing of William J. Tutty at the Glace Bay Healthcare Complex on March 7, 2008. Born in Homeville, William was the son of the late William and Josephine Tutty.
Bill was a proud member of the Canadian Armed Forces for 21 years and also served with the United Nations as a member of the Blue Beret. Upon retiring he was self- employed as a lobster fisherman. Bill enjoyed spending time with his family and friends at his summer place in Framboise. He was known for his great sense of humor, love of playing 45ís and darts.
Bill is survived by his wife Rita (MacDonald), daughters, Donna (Mark) Van Tassell, Ontario, Sherri Tutty, Sydney, son, Steven, two grandchildren, Natasha (Dave) Nye and Sonny Van Tassell, great granddaughter, Shayla Nye and devoted brother, Ephie (Corrine), Dominion. Besides his parents, Bill was predeceased by his sister Lillian.
In honoring Billís request there will be no visitation and cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A private Funeral Service will be in the Funeral Home Chapel at a later date. Memorial donations in Billís memory may be made to the Big Brothers and Big Sisterís organization or a charity of choice.
Mr. Donald Kenneth Reid
October 6, 1927 - March 11, 2008
REID, Donald - Dartmouth, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, March 11, 2008, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII. Born in Toronto, Ont., he was a son of the late Henry James and Gladys (Barlow) Reid. Donald started his career with the Royal Canadian Navy where he served on may ships and submarines, and was a veteran of the Korean War. He later was employed with Canada Post Corporation until his retirement. He was a member of ACPOA (Atlantic Chief and Petty Officer's Association) and Haida Association. He is survived by his wife, Linda Reid; sons, Donald Richard (Marie), Dartmouth; David Allen and Douglas Owen, both of Westminster, B.C.; stepson, Gordon (Michelle) Scott; stepdaughter, Audra (John) Hayden, all of Dartmouth; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and stepgrandchildren; sister-in-law, Beulah. He was predeceased by sister, Audrey; brothers, Allen and Paul. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the nurses and staff of Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, for their special care and support, as well as Veteran's Canada. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Homes, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. No visitation by request. Private family service at a later date. Memorial donations in Donald's memory may be made to Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, c/o QEII Foundation, V3W, 1278 Tower Rd., Centennial Building, Rm. 1-040, Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9, or a charity of choice.
Mr. Raymond W. "Ray" Tanner
September 24, 1909 - March 14, 2008
TANNER, Raymond W. "Ray" - 98, Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, formerly of Dartmouth, passed away Friday, March 14, 2008. Born in Lunenburg, he was the eldest son of the late William and Mary (Langille) Tanner. Raymond retired at age 65 after working as a mail courier at CFB Shearwater. Ray was a veteran of the Second World War, was a member of the Prisoner of War Association, the Veterans' Council at Camp Hill, and the Camp Hill Choir. He was also a member of IOOF and Royal Canadian Legion Centennial Branch. He was an avid gardener and a socially active individual. Ray is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Mary Pearl Tanner, Dartmouth; children, M. Carolyn (Ron) Walsh, Middle Sackville; Linda M. (Jim) Hardy, Dartmouth; Dan (Emella Muzerolle) Tanner, Wendy (Kenny O'Hearn) Tanner; brother, Clarence, Bridgewater; sister, Agnes, Lunenburg; Bernice (Tom) McKean, Dartmouth; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Lawrence in infancy and Ronald; sister, Marion; grandson, Benjamin in infancy. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, Rev. Pat Malin officiating. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dartmouth Stroke Club.
Ms. Leigha Kaelyn Parks
March 4, 2008 - March 4, 2008
PARKS, Leigha Kaelyn - Infant daughter of Andrea Parks, Lake Echo, passed away March 4, 2008, in IWK Health Centre. Leigha is survived by her mother, Andrea Parks; maternal grandparents, Mildred Parks, Dartmouth; Gary Parks, Lake Echo; aunts, Melissa Parks, Halifax; Brittney Logan, Lake Echo; great-grandparents, Emma Parks, Sheet Harbour; Elmo and Eileen Logan, Sober Island; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her great-grandfather Darby Parks. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 8, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, Rev. Patricia Malin officiating. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, with a reception to follow in the funeral home. Donations in Leigha's name may be made to the IWK Health Centre Foundation or The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.