Mr. Wilfred Amadee Ranson
October 30, 1924 - March 3, 2008
RANSON, Wilfred Amadee - 83, Sackville, passed away March 3, 2008, in QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in D'Escousse, Cape Breton, he was a son of the late Albert and Elzada (Pettipas) Ranson. Wilfred was a member of Sackville 50 Plus Club and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Calais Branch 162. He owned and operated his own barbershop in the old CN Hotel for many years before working for VIA Rail, from where he retired in 1986. He loved playing darts, dancing and playing cards. He was a jack-of-all-trades, an avid camper, and loved boating. He had a great sense of humour and lived life to the fullest. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and many close friends. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, the former Margaret "Peggy" Miller; daughter, Heather (Nick) Mansfield, Beaver Bank; son, Paul, Lower Sackville; grandchildren, Jillian and Chelsea; sister, Doris (Del) MacRae, Cape Breton; brother, Tom, Prince Rupert, B.C.; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Eva, Martha; brothers, Peter, Nat, and Raymond. No visitation by request. Cremation under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr. A memorial mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Michael Walsh officiating. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens. Reception to be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Sackville Crossroad. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Mr. Reginald "Reg" Seeton
September 19, 1939 - March 4, 2008
SEETON, Reginald "Reg" - 68, Halifax, passed away March 4, 2008, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Milford, he was a son of the late Oscar Seeton and Grace (Wyer) Johnson. Reg spent six years in the air force and later worked for the Department of Education. He spent 17 years with Petro Fina/Petro Canada, then drove a taxi for a few years. Afterwards he managed several service stations around metro. He retired in 1996 due to ill health. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Fairview Branch. Reg enjoyed time in his garden and with his two grandsons whom he loved dearly. Reg is survived by his wife, Evelyn (May)(Marriott), son, Reg (Alison Cox), Vancouver, B.C.; stepdaughters, Ruth (Peter) Slade, Herring Cove; Lisa Potts, Hopewell; Sue (Chris) Coolen, Williamswood; grandchildren, Sarah (Brian Doucette) Slade, Red Deer, Alta.; Joshua and Bradley Coolen, Williamswood; brothers, Doug (Barb), Strathmore, Alta.; George (Judy), Wawa, Ont.; Harold (Marta), Edmonton, Alta.; Fred (Valerie), Truro; Clyde (Debbie), Truro; Floyd (Donna) Johnson, Truro; sisters, Dorothy (Everett) Lynds, Truro; Helen (Bill) Black, Aidrie, Alta., brother-in-law, Ernie (Sheila MacDow) May, Middle Cornwall; mother-in-law, S. Elizabeth May, Halifax; many nieces and nephews; special niece, Rhonda Lynds. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Edward Seeton; nephew, Rick Lynds; father-in-law, Ernest May; stepson-in-law, Rodney Potts. No visitation by request. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, in St. Mark's Anglican Church, Gottingen Street Halifax, Rev. Carson Baxter officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Burial at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Ms. Eleanor Vera "Ellie" Rousseau
February 7, 1959 - March 1, 2008
ROUSSEAU, Eleanor Vera "Ellie" - 49, Dartmouth, passed away March 1, 2008, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Middle Musquodoboit, she was a daughter of Arie and Thelma (Stewart) Levering, stepmother, Jackie Levering, and stepfather, Jerry Czajkowski. Ellie worked for Halifax Nursing Home and Colonial Nursing Home for many years in the nursing/dietary field. She currently worked for Harbour Glen Manor for the past nine years. She also worked part-time at Share Care in Spryfield. She was a true caregiver, devoting her time to others, especially her grandchildren. She was anxiously awaiting the birth of her third grandchild. She is survived by daughter, Christy Rousseau, Dartmouth, and her children, Alexis (8), Lucas (4); sisters, Achsah (Walter) Mosher, New Brunswick; Wanda (Alain) Beauchamp, Bedford; their children, Marc-Andre, Matthew, Chantal; brother, David Levering, and his children, Jamie, Jessica, Sara. Eleanor was predeceased by sister-in-law, Joan Levering. Cremation has taken place. A funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, Rev. Patricia Malin officiating. Reception at the family home. Donations may be made the QEII Organ Transplant Program. Special thanks to the 5.2 ICU, QEII, and the donor clinic.
Mr. David Maurice Spackman
March 17, 1929 - March 1, 2008
SPACKMAN, David Maurice - 78, Dartmouth, passed away March 1, 2008. He was born in Ismalia, Egypt. David and Joan immigrated to Canada in 1955, where he worked as a boiler maker in southern Ontario until his retirement in 1985. David was an avid gardener but his real passion was his granddaughters, Caitlin and Alexandra. Surviving are son, Russell (Debbie) Spackman; sisters, Sylvie, Glynnis, Violet, and brothers, Robert and John. He was predeceased by sister, Rita. No visitation or service by family request. Cremation has taken place. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens on March 5 at 11 a.m.
Mrs. Clara Catherine Shomph
August 20, 1912 - March 1, 2008
Hudson, MA./New Waterford, N.S.
Clara C. (Chiasson) Shomph, 95, of Hudson, died Saturday, March. 1 at Marlborough Hills Healthcare Center.
She was the wife of 51 years to Hubert Shomph who died in 1983. Born in Reserve Mines, Canada, daughter of the late Joseph J. and Elizabeth (Desveaux) Chiasson, she resided in Canada most of her life moving to Hudson in 1993.
She enjoyed playing cards, bingo and knitting as hobbies.
She is survived by her daughters, Louise Grix of Washingtonville, NY, Geraldine MacKinnon and husband John of Hudson, Bernice Spina and husband Joseph of Mamaroneck, NY, Joan Thoresz and husband Hank of Round Rock, TX and Gloria Schrager and husband Joseph of Hudson.
She is also survived by her brother, Armie Chiasson of Moncton, N.B.; 3 sisters, Elmire Dingwall of New Waterford, N.S., Velma Perisse of Pennsylvania, Adelaide Friedrich of Methuen,; 18 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her 2 brothers Rene and Elias Chiasson; her 2 sisters Corinne LeBlanc and Lena Ballantyne and grandson, Stephen Spina.
Visitation will be Tuesday, March 4, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, Inc. 50 Central Street, Hudson, MA 01749.
Visitation will also take place Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the V.J.McGillivray Funeral Home on 380 Smith Street in New Waterford,Nova Scotia. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 7 at 11:00 a.m. in the Parish of St.Leonard, Mt. Carmel Church, New Waterford, Nova Scotia. Reception to follow at the Carmel Center.Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery at a later date.
Condolences to the family can be made through the Tighe – Hamilton Funeral Home in Hudson Massachusetts at: (www.tighehamilton.com) or the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford, Nova Scotia.
Mr. Donald James William Tatlock
January 27, 1923 - March 1, 2008
Donald Tatlock, 85, New Waterford
We regret to announce the passing of our dear father, grandfather and great grandfather, Donald James William Tatlock on Saturday, March 1, 2008. Donald died peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his home in New Waterford.
Born in England on January 27th, 1923, Donald was the son of the late Jonathan and Gertrude Adelaide ( Daws ) Tatlock.
Donald immigrated to Canada in 1928 and resided in New Waterford. He attended Central School until the Second World War where he served in the Merchant Marines then later joined the Army.Donald served in Canada, England, Italy and Northwest Europe. He was a member the Army/Navy and Airforce, New Waterford.
He worked in the coal mines from 1939 until his retirement from Devco Railroad in 1986.Donald was a staunch volunteer for many organizations. He was an elder, steward and assistant treasurer at Calvin United Church. Donald loved sports and was a dedicated Maple Leafs Fan. He loved to travel with his late wife Jeanette and visited England and Holland on numerous occasions.
Donald was married for 56 years to his loving wife the late Jeanette Marie Butts. He is survived by his 3 children, Blair ( Helen ), Derek ( Anita ), Donna ( Terry ), 7 grandchildren, Lana, John Blair, Jennifer, Michelle, Jeffrey, Starlynn, Dawn and 5 great grandchildren.
Also surviving are Donald's three brothers, Derrick, Norman, John and one sister Joy.
Donald was predeceased by one brother Stanley and three sisters, Dorothy, Betty and Brenda in infancy.
Visitation will take place on Monday evening,March 3rd, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home on 380 Smith Street in New Waterford.The funeral service officiated by Rev. Duncan Roach is Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Calvin United Church on Hudson Street. Donald will be taken to the church at noontime on Wednesday.
Following the service all are invited to Calvin Hall for a reception. Interment will be in Union Grove Cemetery, Scotchtown. Family flowers only. Donations in Donald's memory may be made to Calvin United Church, Palliative Care or a charity of one's choice.