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For the month of March 2013
 
ADAMS, Beatrice Kathleen - 82, of Western Shore, passed away March 20 in the VG Site QEII, Halifax, surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of the late Stephen and Matilda (Nauss) Carver. Beatrice is survived by her children, Paulette (Lloyd) Hatt, Western Shore; Gary (Barbara) Adams, Ontario; Mary Jane Higgins, Western Shore; Cathy (Roy) Uhlman, Chelsea; Belinda Hamm, Blockhouse; Anna-Marie (Carl) Hyson, Indian Point; Peter (Carol) Adams, Torbay, Nfld, along with grandchildren, Candice, Ashley, (Krystal), Ray, Jesse, Jacob, Samantha, Shelby, Spencer, Isaac; step-grandchildren, Thomas, Brian (Karen) Hatt, Darren Hatt; She is also survived by four beautiful great-granddaughters, Morgan, Lacy, Gabriella and Isabella; her three sisters, Laura Salsman, Cambridge Station; Myrtle Merry, Bridgewater; Esther Legge, Liverpool; brother, Leonard Carver, Liverpool; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Beatrice was predeceased by her loving husband, Peter; a son in infancy; brothers, Arthemus, George, Wallace, Arnold, Paul; sisters, Mary, Blanche, Lois, Elva, Beulah; son-in-law, Rickie Hamm. Beatrice was born in Walden on Valentine’s Day, 1931, where she grew up happy, learning to bake and cook from her father and mother. She came to Western Shore to work at a small fish and chips take out for Marie and Lawrence Hatt. While working in Western Shore, she met up with a wonderful young man, Peter, whom she married and with whom she had her beautiful family. Family was her life, she never worked outside of the home after that, her family always came first. She loved to cook and bake, she could never fail on a recipe because they were in her head, she very seldom used cook books and she always added that special ingredient “Love” into each one. She believed in her strong faith to get her through her difficult times in life. She learned about this strong faith at a very young age with her parents who were servants of God in their little church in Walden. Visiting will be 7-9 p.m., this evening, Monday, March 25, at Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 26 at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Martin’s Point, Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating. Interment will be in Western Shore Cemetery, followed by a reception at the Western Shore Improvement Association Centre, lower level. All are welcomed. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or SHAID Tree Animal Shelter. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Mahone Funeral Home, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay (902) 624-8241. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mahonefuneral.ca

Barkhouse, Mary Emma - 95, Nineveh, Lunenburg Co., passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013 in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in West Clifford, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Sadie (Oickle) Beck. Mary was a mother to her community; she worked for many years along-side her husband with the family business; later on she became a caregiver for many who resided with her. She was a life-long and faithful member of the Gospel Hall, Nineveh. Surviving are daughters, Sadie Barkhouse, Halifax; Margaret (Eric) Fowler, Lanse au Loup, Labrador; Bertha Barkhouse, Nineveh; Norma (Kevin) Woodworth, Watford; sons, Bruce, Wileville; George (Elizabeth), Tatamagouche; Thomas (Linda), Newcombville; Timothy (Judy), Sarnia, Ont.; James, Nineveh; grandchildren, Melodie, Melinda, Marcus, Harold, Mary, Zachary, Austin, Ramona, Rebecca, Ruthann, David, Daniel, Joseph, Bethany, Sarah, Robert, William, Timothy Jr., Naomi, Rachel, Vasthi, Jonathan, Josiah; many great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Harold Arthur Barkhouse; daughter, Nancy Ann; son, David; daughter in law, Gwen; sisters, Evelyn Hebb, Beatrice Henley, Ruby Crouse, Marjorie Kaulback, Helen Frausell; a brother and granddaughter both in infancy. Visitation, 2-4, 7-9 p.m., Sunday in Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Bridgewater. Funeral service 2 p.m., Monday in Bridgewater United Church. Mr. Robert McIlwaine and Mr. James McClelland officiating. Burial will follow in the Gospel Hall Cemetery, Nineveh. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to South Shore Regional Hospital, Rosedale Home for Special Care Van Fund, New Germany and Area Medical Centre or charity of choice. On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com.

Batson, Margaret Anne (Kershaw) - 93, of New Ross; passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in the Mahone Bay Nursing Home, Mahone Bay. Born in Brigghouse, Yorkshire; she was a daughter of the late Charles and Elsie Kershaw. Margaret served in the Royal Women’s Auxiliary Air Force during the Second World War in the United Kingdom as an air plane mechanic, helped build Barrage Balloons, and was a Meteorologist Assistant. Margaret worked as a hair dresser in England prior to enlisting in the RWAAF. After settling in Canada, she sold Avon in Winnipeg, was a beautician consultant in Halifax, and a gym teacher in Summerside. When her husband retired from the Armed Forces, they started a business called “Forties Handcraft Centre” which they ran together for a number of years. She enjoyed reading, painting, hand crafts, gardening, watching television, and bird watching. She was a member of the New Ross Gardeners Club and the New Ross Legion Branch #79. Margaret had a tremendous love for animals and will be sadly missed by her cherished “Pusscat”. She will be fondly remembered by her son Paul (Joyclin Coates), Timberlea; brother Anthony “Tony” (Margaret) Kershaw, Parr, Cornwall; and grandson Trevor. Besides her parents she is predeceased by her husband Nigel; and sisters Kathleen Prove and Barbara McCann. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 1, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Christ Anglican Church New Ross with Reverend Judi Phillips officiating; followed by burial in the Christ Anglican Church Cemetery. Family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the Forties and New Ross communities for their assistance throughout the years with Nigel and Margaret. Also they would like to thank the VON and Home Care Services, Dr. Raymond, and the nursing staff at the Mahone Bay Nursing Home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to the N.S. Heart and Stroke Foundation, the New Ross Legion or the New Ross Volunteer Fire Department. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Lindsay Funeral Home, 4935 Hwy#12, New Ross (902) 689-2961. On-line guestbook may be signed by visiting www.serenitylindsayfuneralhome.ca or by mailing to P.O. Box 355, Kentville , Nova Scotia B4N 3X1

BOOHER, David Mitchell - 75, of Chester, died peacefully on March 15, 2013, in South Shore Regional Hospital with his family by his side. David was born on April 8, 1937, in Boston, Mass., to the late Mae Mitchell Booher, of Chester, and Claude L. Booher of Linton, Ind. He was predeceased by his sister, Diana Lee Cornelius (Paul) (of Blockhouse). He is survived by his beloved wife, Paula; stepdaughters, Micaela Moye (Christopher Myhrum) of Washington, D.C.; Melissa Moye (Joel Starr) of Washington, D.C.; stepson, Jamie Moye (Gillian Reid) of Chester; and grandson, Felix Moye of Chester.  David lived a full and adventuresome life. After graduating from the University of Colorado in 1959, he served as an officer in the United States Navy for eight years and was a Communications Officer on board the U.S.S. Enterprise during its commissioning as the world’s first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, and during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Following his naval service, David joined the Boston Company and rose to the position of Senior Vice President of its investment research and technology division. In 1980, he left the Boston Company to become a partner with Intersec Research, and founded the firm’s office in London, where he and Paula lived for 18 years. In 2001, he and Paula moved to Chester full-time and travelled during the winters, with South Africa serving as their favourite wintertime destination. A lifelong sailor, David sailed the waters of Nova Scotia, Maine, New England, Ireland, Australia and Turkey, and was a member of the Cruising Club of America. His memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, in Chester United Baptist Church, Rev. Daniel Green presiding. The family extends its heartfelt thanks to the staff of South Shore Regional Hospital who provided care to David during his illness. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in David’s name to the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore.

Charlton, Lois Pauline - 84, New Germany, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at home. Born in Scarsdale, she was a daughter of the late Edward Blake and Minnie Ruth (Spidle) Spidell. Surviving are her husband, Howard; daughters, Karen Wentzell, Barss Corner and Iris Charlton, Baker Settlement. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Barss Corner Community Cemetery, Barss Corner. Final arrangements will be announced at a later date, which are under the direction of Sweeny’s Funeral Home, 4895 route 10, New Germany. On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com.

Comstock, Peter Leslie - 71, of Lunenburg passed away peacefully at home March 7, 2013. Born in Berwick on May 24, 1941, he was the son of the late Frank Leslie and Margaret (Nichols) Comstock. He was a graduate of the Lunenburg Academy and the College of Optometry in Toronto. He served the public as an optometrist for 48 years beginning in Dartmouth and Chester, returning to Lunenburg in 1977 with his family.  Peter was loved and respected for his kind and gentle way. Soft spoken, well read and philosophical, he enjoyed his well-aimed one liners, bringing joy with his infectious chuckle. An unassuming gentleman, Peter was ‘a man of sterling worth’.  A natural athlete and keen competitor, he experienced many successes in baseball, hockey, golf and curling. The pride felt earning various provincial titles and his Purple Heart as Brier representative with the Dick Boyce rink in 1975 was second to the joy he experienced coaching and encouraging his children’s many sporting accomplishments. A man of simple needs he placed importance on family and enjoyed his children and their multitude of achievements in sport, studies, careers and life. He is survived by his wife Susan (Hughes) Comstock, Lunenburg; children Melanie Comstock (Greg Scott), Lunenburg; Peter (Francine) Comstock, Amsterdam; Luke (Megan Walker), Bridgewater; Calee (Andrew) Blanchard, Lunenburg; Blisse Comstock (Tyson Joyce), Lunenburg; and Chloe Comstock, Toronto; grandchildren, Adelaide, Willoughby and Wilder Scott; Lucy and Jake Comstock; Walker and Maxwell Comstock; brother Cris (Karen) Comstock and sisters Wendy (Kevin) Mayo and Jill (Kim) Smith; and much loved Aunt Kay Nichols, cousins, nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life will be held at the Lunenburg Curling Club from 6-8pm on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Memorable stories can be written and added to the family’s Memory Box at the Curling Club. In keeping with Peter’s philosophy of free choice and individuality, donations can be made to a charity important to you.  Arrangements entrusted to the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy #3, Lunenburg.


Conn, Raymond Alexander - 95, New Germany, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in the Rosedale Home for Special Care, where he had been residing. Born in Rowena, New Brunswick, he was a son of the late Perry Richard and Ethel May (Adams) Conn. Surviving are his children, Dyonne (Gary) Foote, Sackville; Laverne (Terry) Balcolm, Nictaux; Linda Mader, New Germany; Mary (Brenton) Holland, Meisners Section; grandchildren, Connie, Kenny, Jeff, Jason, Margo, Timmy, Troy and Trina; great grandchildren, Sarah, Ericka, Mitchell, Matthew, Nicholas, Miranda, Justin; great great grandchildren, Riley, Meadow, Carter, Aden, Anna. He was predeceased by his son, Harland; sisters, Doris Conn, Kathleen Whynot and Irene and Irma in infancy; a brother, Earl. No visitation at the funeral home by request. Funeral service 11 a.m., Monday in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, North River. Rev. Juanita Barteaux officiating. Family flowers only please. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Arrangements entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home, 4895 route 10, New Germany where on-line condolences may be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com

Cooper, David Murray - 55 of West LaHave, Lunenburg County, and Koh Sanui Thailand passed away at home in West LaHave on Saturday 2 March 2013. Born in Halifax, he was the son of Murray and Alice (Gates) Cooper He is survived by his wife Jacqueline; sons Mathew (Melody) Cameron, Thailand; Geoffrey (Jessica) Cameron, Ontario; sister Nadine (Stephen) Cooper-Mount, Cole Harbour; grandchildren Jack, Alex and Christopher along with many nieces and nephews. There will be a celebration of David s life on Thursday March 7th at 2pm in the St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church Hall, Bridgewater. No flowers by request. Memorial donations may be made to Sports Nova Scotia Kids Sports Programs in memory of David’s years of coaching. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Bridgewater. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com.

Cooper, June M. (nee Himmelman) - 98 of Bridgewater, passed away at the Mahone Nursing Home on Thursday, 14 March 2013. She was born on 7 June 1914 at Riverport, the daughter of Captain Enos F. Himmelman and Edith Himmelman (née Myra). She moved to Bridgewater at the age of 4 and following public school studied at the Maritime Business College. She first worked in Bridgewater, with lawyer Cyril Couglin and Rafuse Motors. She then worked with Canadian National Railways in Halifax during the war years and later in Bridgewater, and retired in 1953. June was married to Milton (Tip) Cooper of Musquodoboit who died in 1989. She was the last living of her siblings, infant brother James (died in 1906), a sister Pearl (1918), brothers, Bob (1989) and Henry (1990), and sisters Mary (2003) and Marguarite (2004). She is survived by niece Ann Gonzalez (and husband Frank), nephews John (and wife Helga) and Donald (and wife Edythe), and many great-nieces and great-nephews to whom she was as much a grandmother as an aunt. June was an avid gardener and enjoyed traveling, but most of all she took pride in maintaining her family home in Bridgewater and a summer cottage on the LaHave River. Her house was always a welcoming place for family and visitors, and many visits turned into spontaneous stays for meals. The cottage on the LaHave River became a family gathering spot for Sunday barbecues, often also including visitors from a far. She was greatly committed to looking after her two aging sisters at home. Her energy, determination and communication skills were remarkable and made her excellent company for family and friends alike. The family extends heartfelt thanks to all of the women who helped Aunt June over the years at home, especially for the prolonged service of Beverley and Ann, and also to the staff of the Mahone Nursing Home over the past two years. Funeral service will be held on 2 p.m. on Thursday at Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Bridgewater and burial will be at the Brookside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the South Shore Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice. On-line condolences can be sent to: www.sweenysfuneralhome.com.

Croft, Earle Hughie - 82 of West Dublin, Lunenburg County, passed away Friday March 29, 2013 in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, after a short period of failing health. Born in New Cumberland April 2, 1930 he was the eldest son of the late Kenneth and Winnifred (Corkum) Croft. He was very well known is his own and surrounding communities being affectionately known as the “Wood Man”, and having his many friends stop by the wood pile for a “good yarn” and have a chat about the daily events. In early years he was employed by the Dept. of Highways and Acadia Construction, and was always ready lend a helping hand whenever he could. Working on his woodlots and gardening were part of his daily routine for many years. He is survived by sisters Eula (Mansfield) Hirtle, West Dublin; Sandra Frank, Whynott’s Settlement; brother Wendell, Dartmouth; nephews Blake (Yvonne) Hirtle, Wileville; Douglas (Barbara) Frank, Brampton, Ontario; nieces Catherine (Stephen) Dunn, Porter’s Lake; Karen (William) Reford, Gilford Ontario; Carla (Michel) Robichaud, Moncton NB, Crystal Croft, Truro; Laurel Croft, Sydney River. Funeral directions are entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Bridgewater. Visitation will be held 7:00 to 9:00 P.M., Tuesday 2 April in Sweeny’s Funeral Chapel, Bridgewater and from where the funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M., Wednesday 3 April, Rev Neil McEwen officiating. Private family burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery, West Dublin. Memorial donations in Earle’s memory may be made to the LaHave Fire Department, the Petite Riviere Fire Department, West Side United Church or the charity of choice. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com.

DARES, Ruth Constance - Halifax, formerly of Bridgewater, passed away on March 5, 2013, at the age of 91 in St. Vincent’s Nursing Home, Halifax. Born on July 16, 1921, in Truro, Ruth was the daughter of the late William (Peach) and Alice Carroll. Throughout her life, Ruth had many careers. In her younger days, she was a professional photographer and there are many in the Bridgewater area with photos signed, “by Ruth.” Until her retirement, Ruth worked as a successful real estate agent on the South Shore. She was well-known and respected for her fierce independence and spunk and even in her later years when dementia had set in, her sense of humour and good-natured way still shone through. Some of her favourite things in life were dogs, summer, potato chips, baseball (the Jays), soap operas, and walking on the beach.  She was a dedicated and loyal mother and grandmother who will be sadly missed. Ruth is survived by her son, Glenn L’Esperance; daughter, Carole (Bruce) Skinner; granddaugther, Kerri (Mike) Fougere, grandchildren, James and Marlee Fougere. Cremation has taken place. In keeping with Ruth’s wishes, there will be no service or visitation. Memorial donations may be made to SHAID Tree Animal Shelter, 450 LaHave Street, Unit 17, Suite 138, Bridgewater, NS B4V 4A3  A special thank you to Crystal and the staff from the 6th floor of Saint Vincent’s for the wonderful care and compassion they have shown over Ruth’s final years.

DEAL, Matthew Arden - 27, of Northwest, passed away March 30, 2013 at the Infirmary Site QEII, Halifax.  Matthew loved life, the outdoors and was always helping others. He loved his dirtbikes, fourwheelers, tractors and especially his car. He was always on the go, his laugh was contagious and he had a huge heart.  He is survived by his Dad, Arden; Mom, Donna and sister, Melissa; two grandmothers, Rosella Nauss, Mahone Bay; Charlette Deal, Bridgewater; many aunts and uncles.  He was predeceased by two Grampies, Walter Nauss and Donald Deal.  Matthew had a wonderful group of friends of all ages, young and old. He touched the hearts of so many people. We will never forget him and he will always remain in our hearts forever.  Cremation will take place. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 5, 2013 at St. James’ Anglican Church, 65 Edgewater St., Mahone Bay, The Rev. Ian M. Wissler officiating. Reception to be held in St. James' Parish Hall following the service.  No flowers please. Memorial donations are requested to be made to a support fund for Matthew’s friend, Greg Spidle, to assist in his road to recovery and to be managed by Donna Deal.  Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Mahone Funeral Home, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay (902) 624-8241. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mahonefuneral.ca

EISNER, Andrew Nelson (OMM CD) - Chester Basin, passed away March 1, 2013, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Nelson was born in Bridgewater in 1030, the son of the late Dewey and Ellen Eisner. He served in the Army Reserve W.N.S.R. as a boy during the Second World War, then two years in the Naval Reserve followed by 25 years RCN as a diver.  In his earlier years he worked at the Halifax Ship Yards, Chappels Tire and Dunlop Tire as a tire builder. He ended his working career with Michelin Tire as an industrial mechanic. He was a member of Clarke Lodge No. 61, Royal Canadian Legion No. 88, Chester Basin, Naval Divers Association and an Honourary member of the Chester Basin Volunteer Fire Department. He was predeceased by his daughter, Rebecca Ann.  Nelson is survived by his wife, Joan; son, Theodore (Judy); daughter, Marsha (Steve) Rogers; sisters, Audrey and Geraldine.  There will be no visitation or service at Nelson’s request. Arrangements are entrusted to Davis Funeral Home, Chester.

EISNER, Norman S. - Of Marriott’s Cove, age 88, passed away on March 17, 2013, at home with his family by his side. He lived his entire life in Marriott’s Cove, a son of Stanley and Georgina (Hiltz) Eisner. He enlisted in the Army in 1944 and served in England from February 1945 to September 1946. After returning home from the service, he worked in the woods logging, then worked in auto body repair until 1971. Upon retirement, he turned his hand to creating wooden pictures of birds, etc. In 2010 when his eyesight began to fail, he made his last picture for his great-granddaughter, Sara. He is survived by his sons, Errol (Valerie), Barry (Dolores); grandchildren, Dwayne (Tammi), Norman, Stephanie, Alan (Mary Pat), Kenneth (Joy); great-grandchildren, Kieran, Abigail, Annika, Emma and Sara; many nieces and nephews; sisters, Joan, Beulah, Heather. He was predeceased by the love of his life, Averil; brother, Arthur; sisters, Marion, Minnie and Josie. There will be a gathering in Davis Funeral Home, Saturday night from 7-9 p.m. The funeral will take place on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Chester United Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Dan Green officiating. Reception to follow in the Brian Hume Room at the church. Family flowers only, donations to the Heart to Heart in Home Care, Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Chester United Baptist Church. Special thanks to Heart to Heart in Home Care (Lynn and her staff); we couldn’t have had better care for Norm. Special thanks also to Dr. George Jollymore, Chester Pharmacy staff, VON and Palliative care.

Emeneau, Peter Roderick - 59 of Lunenburg died suddenly as the result of a tragic accident on Saturday, March 16, 2013.  He was the son of Rod & Kay Emeneau of Lunenburg. Peter leaves his wife Debbie (Bell); son Stephen (Emily Beeston); two daughters Heather and Kathryn; sister Jane LeCroy (Phil); brother Fred (Darlene Cunningham); and several nieces and nephews. Peter was the champion of do it yourself. He lovingly undertook any project that his wife suggested. He enjoyed going back over the hills to help his parents and was always willing to lend a hand to friends and neighbours. His pride in his three children was unmatched and he supported them through their many accomplishments. Peter was always willing to share stories of the six years he spent living with his family in Kuujjuaq, northern Quebec. He was always looking to the future and finding ways to make our lives better. In the last couple of years he enjoyed traveling across Canada, the culinary arts of his Big Green Egg, and working in the outdoors on his tractor with his faithful companion Sprocket at his side. Peter and Debbie had nearly 35 happy years together. They enjoyed a full and loving life, respected and supported each other's interests. Peter was an incredible father and an avid storyteller. Throughout his life, Peter was a dedicated volunteer in many capacities, most notably as a hockey coach in the north and as jack of all trades for the Lunenburg Swimming Pool.  A service to celebrate Peter’s life will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg. Reception to follow.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to charity of your choice.  www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca

FANCEY, Earl Joseph - Age 80, Walden. It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Earl Joseph Fancey announce his passing on March 19, 2013 in the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Upper Northfield on April 1, 1932 he was the son of the late Perlie Ray Fancey and Janet Ruth Bruhm. He worked at many things during his life including driving trucks for Atlantic Wholesalers but most of his life was devoted to farming and woods work. He enjoyed playing cards and dancing. In his later years, he enjoyed gardening and camping in the RV. For the past year, he was living at Ridgewood Retirement Residence in Bridgewater, with his wife Goldie, where he enjoyed the food and social life, supportive staff and companionship of residents living there. Even with his own health difficulties, he continued to give loving care to his wife, Goldie.  Left with fond and loving memories are his wife of 56 years Goldie (Veinotte), sons Richard (Laura), Mitchell (Glennie), Peter (Donna) and Greg and daughter Pamela (Brian Sweeney). He was a loving Grampie to Nigel, Aaron, Alicia, Cody, Ryan, Matthew and Emma. He is also survived by his sister Lillian Joudrey of Upper Cornwall and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Jean Wagner and brothers in law Ray Joudrey and Maurice Wagner.  Visitation will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2013 at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Newburne, Rev. Willis Ott officiating. Interment will be in Walden Community Cemetery, Walden. Reception to follow at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Newburne.  Donations in memory of Earl may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Newburne.  Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Mahone Funeral Home, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay (902) 624-8241. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mahonefuneral.ca

Faulkenham, Donald G. - A resident of Chelmsford, Mass., for the past 47 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, March 3, 2013 at Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley in Billerica. He was the beloved husband of Ruby L. (Joudrey) Faulkenham with whom he shared 54 years of marriage. He was born in Upper Northfield, on April 30, 1934 and was a son of the late Wilfred Lohnes and Arabel (Fancey) Lohnes. He owned and operated Don Faulkenham Siding and Doors and was a general contractor in the Chelmsford area for many years. He also sold Christmas trees to the residents of Chelmsford for over 40 years. His trees were brought to the area from his native Nova Scotia. Donald was an avid gardener, enjoyed woodworking and loved the outdoors. In addition to his wife, Don is survived by his daughter; Debbie Silver and her husband Alton of Watford, two sons; Rick Faulkenham, Lowell, Mass. and David Faulkenham and his wife Cheryl, Chelmsford; three grandchildren, Jake Faulkenham, Amanda Faulkenham and Brittany Silver and two great grandchildren; Maddax and Mari-Lynn; two sisters; Helen Hoage of Farmington, NH and Sharon Varner and her husband Roscoe of Upper Northfield; several cousins. He was the father of the late Sheila Faulkenham who passed away from Lupus at the age of 16 in 1975. Visitation will take place on Wednesday from 4 to 6 pm at the Blake Funeral Home, Chelmsford, Mass. A second visitation will take place 2-4 p.m., Saturday March 9 2013 in Sweeny’s Funeral Home, 4895 route 10, New Germany and where funeral service will be 2 p.m., Sunday, March 10, 2013. Rev. William Gustafson officiating. Burial will take place at the Hillside Cemetery, Upper Northfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation.

Feener, Paul Arnold - It is with great sadness that the family of Paul Feener, 66 of Bridgewater, announces hi passing on March 2, 2013 at the South Shore Regional Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Paul was born in Bridgewater on June 8, 1946 and is the son of Nellie and the late Cecil Feener. He is survived by his daughter Lori and two beautiful grandchildren Janiah and Dawson; sisters Shirley Rhodenizer, Louise Sutton, Saundra Conrad (Ronnie), Evelyn Baker (Charlie); sister-in-law Ethel and also his dear friend Ruth Wile. He was predeceased by brothers Roger and Lester. Paul will be remembered by his family and many friends as a very kind and generous man, who always had a good joke to tell. We will miss him dearly. Following Paul’s wishes there will be no visitation or service. A private burial will take place at a later date. Anyone wishing to make a donation in Paul’s memory may do so to the Canadian Cancer society or the charity of choice. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com.

FEINDEL, Everett Clyde - 72, of Martin’s Point, passed away at home March 21, 2013. He was the son of Leo and Hilda (Robar) Feindel. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, , Derrick (Roxanne), Lunenburg; Wade, Western Shore; sister, Minerva Shupe, Alberta; step-brothers and step-sisters in British Columbia; aunt, Muriel Stoddard, Enfield; aunt, Thelma MacDonald, New Ross; grandchildren, Danielle, Tara; great-grandchild, Mya. He was a former member and past Master of Charity Lodge #69, Mahone Bay and a former member of Norwood Lodge #135, New Ross. Everett was a mason and bricklayer by trade. He also worked at Moosehead Breweries for 35 years. A graveside committal service for family and friends will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 27 at Western Shore Cemetery. Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating. The family requests that memorial donations be made to St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Martin’s Point or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. No visiting hours by request. Cremation has taken place under the care of Mahone Funeral Home, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay (902) 624-8241. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mahonefuneral.ca

Feindel, George Albury - 86, New Germany, Lunenburg Co., passed away at home with his family by his side on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Born in New Germany, he was a son of the late Harris and Jennie (Parnell) Feindel. Prior to retirement, George worked for New Germany Fruit Company, Acadia Construction and later as a custodian at New Germany Rural High School. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, branch 102, New Germany; New Germany Volunteer Fire Department and Trinity Lutheran Church, New Germany. George enjoyed attending the various community card parties and also snowmobiling and camping. Surviving are his wife, Ruby (Veinot); brother, Robert, Barss Corner; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Max. No visitation at the funeral home by request. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Trinity Lutheran Church and also where a legion tribute service will take place. Rev. Juanita Barteaux officiating. Private family interment will follow in the church cemetery. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. Arrangements entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home, 4895 route 10, New Germany, where on-line condolences may be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com

Fraser, Florence Irene - It is with deep sadness the family of the late Florence Irene Fraser, 80, of Middle LaHave, announces her passing on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Kentville, she was a daughter of the late Archibald and Ellen (Brewster) Carter.  In her earlier years while residing in Ontario, Florence worked for Sears in the catalogue division and later for many years as a representative for Avon. She was a member of St. John’s United Church, Middle LaHave and a member for of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Dayspring and district Fire Department.  Her love of life, family, friends and the community at large were so important to her. Florence’s quiet courage, strength of spirit, creativity and sense of humour will be carried forward to all those who knew and loved her.  She was a golden thread of love spun invisible though all our hearts and lives.  Florence is survived by, daughters, Gail (Arnold) Zakariassen, Ottawa; Brenda (Kenneth) Bruhm, Branch LaHave; Carol Anne (Gary) Gallant, Halifax; Rhonda (Grant) MacKenzie, Timberlea; sons, Leary (Rose) Fraser, Auburndale; Dewayne (Susan) Fraser, Aylmer, Ont.; eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, sister Edna Harvie, Kentville; Brother Lloyd Carter (Joan Smith), Kentville and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Truman on February 22, 2013, brother, George and his wife Lillian and brother in-law, Frank Harvie.  A service to celebrate Florence’s life will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg, Rev. Ronald Frampton, officiating. Interment will be in the Middle LaHave Cemetery, Middle LaHave.  Flowers from the immediate family, memorial donations in Florence’s memory may be made to Diabetes Association of Canada, Lung Association of N. S. , the Heart and Stoke Foundation or to a charity of your choice.  www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca


Garrison, Betty Louise - 89 of Conquerall Bank passed away peacefully on Tuesday March 26 in Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care, Lunenburg. Born in Conquerall Bank she was a daughter of the late Gordon and Annie (Rafuse) Fraser. Betty was an avid bowler playing in bowling leagues both in Halifax, and Bridgewater. Betty was an active member of the Anglican Church Woman and a member of the choir for many years in the former St. Augustine’s Anglican Church, Conquerall bank. Betty is survived by sisters Jean Fraser, Conquerall Bank; Marie MacDonald, St. Catharines, Ont.; Shirley Gow, Bridgewater; Helen (Ken) Cole, Claresholm AB.; brother, Ronald (Francis) Fraser, Conquerall Bank; many nieces and nephews. Betty was predeceased by her husband Larry Garrison, Sisters Reta Cochrane, Barbara Wentzell, Connie Boehner, brothers Weldon and Keith Fraser. Visitation will be held in Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Bridgewater on Friday March 29 from 2-4pm. Funeral service will be held in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Bridgewater on Saturday March 30 at 2pm with Rev. Alvin Westgate officiating. Burial will follow in the Maple Leaf Cemetery, Conquerall Bank. Flowers accepted. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com

Hall, Wallace James Roy - March 28th, 2013- March 28th, 2013. It is with the heaviest of hearts that Lisa Hall and Quintin Bush announce the passing of their infant son, Wallace James Roy Hall. “Wally” arrived at South Shore Regional Hospital already an angel; he was a beautiful already loved son who stole everyone’s heart the moment they laid eyes on him. As well as his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents Wallace and Debbie Hall and his paternal grandparents Donald and Liz Bush. “Wally” had so many relatives and friends, too numerous to name who were waiting to share so much love with him. Mommy please don’t cry for me, For some reason it was not meant to be. I’ve gone to be with your nanny and poppie, Rest assured, they are already looking after me. So mommy, please wipe your tears away. Until we meet some far away day.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy #3 Lunenburg. A memorial service will be held on Friday April 5th at 1:00 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg, Archdeacon Michael Mitchell, officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. Family and friends are welcome.  The family would like to thank all the doctors who worked so long and hard, trying to get “Wally” to stay here on earth with us. Memorial donations in Wally’s memory may be made to the IWK Hospital would be very much appreciated. www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca

Hamm, Mary - 91 of Bridgewater, Passed away February 27, 2013 in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater.  Born in Brantford Ontario, she was a daughter of the Late Stephen and Anne (Serdinsky) Sywyk.  Surviving is her son Stephen.  There will be no visitation or Service by request.  Memorial Donations in Mary's Memory may be made to SHAID or the SPCA, Lunenburg County Branch. On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.corkumfuneralhome.ca

Hiltz, Wayne Reginald - 65 of Martins River, Lunenburg County passed away on Saturday, March 9 2013 in Bridgewater. Born in Halifax he was the son of Irene Frances (Whynock) Hiltz, of Mahone Nursing Home, Mahone Bay, formerly of Martins River, and the late Reginald Harris Hiltz. Wayne will be missed and never forgotten by wife Sheryl (Hirtle) Hiltz, Martins River; Sons, Ricky (Melissa) Hiltz, Martins River; Dennis (Beth) Hiltz, Hammonds Plains; brother Leslie (Joy) Hiltz, Martins River; grandchildren Tyler, Logan, Ben, and Grayson, Nieces Christine Knickle, Maplewood; Krystal Lively, Sackville; nephew Daniel Hirtle, Lewis Lake. Wayne was predeceased by a sister Faye in infancy. Wayne retired after 31 years as a plumber with Dalhousie University. His interests included his hobby farm, hunting, fishing, and hitting the open road on his Harley. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Bridgewater. There will be no visitation by family request. A memorial service will be held Thursday March 14th at 2 pm in St. Martin’s Anglican Church, Martin’s River with Rev Peter Rafuse officiating. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Martin’s River Volunteer Fire Department, or charity of choice. On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com.

Himmelman, Doris - It is with great sadness that the family of Doris Himmelman, 78 of Bridgewater and formally of Five Houses, Lunenburg County, announce her passing on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater.  Born in Georgetown, PEI on December 30, 1934 she was the daughter of the late William and Beatrice McLeod .  Doris was a humble lady who loved to laugh. She worked very hard during her life, first as a fish plant worker in Georgetown and later in a Holiday Inn in Ontario than she went fishing with her husband Arthur. She was a very community minded lady who was a member of the Lady’s Auxiliary of the Bridgewater Lion’s Club and was active in organizing bingo games in the community. Doris is survived by her daughters Holly Gotell; Moncton, N.B., Faith Usher; Port Hawkesbury, son Kimball, Charlottetown, P.E.I., sisters, Margaret MacDonald, Pictou, Ruby Dalton, Charlottetown, Georgina Clarke, Kingmen, Arizona, ten grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur Lee, grandson, Kris Adam, sisters, Eileen Hunter, Brothers, Everett, John and David.  A celebration of Doris’ life will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 pm in the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy #3 Lunenburg, Rev. Ronald Frampton, officiating. Interment will follow in Lower LaHave Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Palliative Care of the South Shore Regional Hospital or a charity of your Choice.
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Ivan "Bub" Wallace Dahl Jr. - (1963-2013) -of Back Centre, Lunenburg County, age 49, passed away at the QEII Health Science Centre-VG Site, Halifax, March 10, 2013, with his family by his side.  Born in Lunenburg, June 29, 1963, he was the son of Ivan Sr. (Dorothy) Dahl, Chester Grant and Elmore Veinotte (late Clary Dauphinee), Clearland.  Ivan is survived by his sons, Ryan and Evan Dahl, both at home. He was a brother to Darren Dahl, Bridgewater and Michelle (Trevor) Banfield, Hebbville. His extended family includes, Uncle Andy Veinotte, Mahone Bay, Aunt Joan Veinotte, Mahone Bay; Uncle Lorne (Dorothy) Swift, Fall River, Aunt Heather Crowell, Cole Harbour, Aunt Shirley (late Maurice) Norman, Halifax; Uncle Steffen (Britt), Aunt Grete (Geir), Uncle Hans (Linda), Uncle Morten (Kristin)and his step-grandmother, Liv, all of Norway; step-brothers, Doug (Vicki) Ferguson, Conquerall Mills; Charlie (Susan) Ferguson, Bedford; Ross (Leanna) Ferguson, California; several nieces, nephews and cousins in Lunenburg County as well as several cousins in Norway.  Ivan was predeceased by grandparents, Walter and Marion Veinotte, Mahone Bay; Thor Dahl, Norway and Francis Swift, Dartmouth; nephew, Colton Wile.  Ivan was a respected employee at Composites Atlantic and he also cherished the many friendships he had with each and every one of his fellow co-workers. He was a past member of the Mahone Bay Fire Department and an associate member of 19 years with the Mahone Bay Legion Br. No. 49. His passion in life were his two sons whom he treasured deeply. As a young adult, Ivan grew up in the Town of Mahone Bay where he had many childhood friends. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandparents, (Walter and Marion). He loved to play cards, read and could many a times be found reading books pertaining to the history of the World Wars. In 1998, he accompanied his father on a trip to Norway in search of his Norwegian family. Visiting hours, 7-9 p.m., Thursday, March 14 in Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Friday, March 15 at St. James’ Anglican Church, 65 Edgewater St., Mahone Bay, The Very Rev. John Wright officiating.  The family would like to sincerely thank the doctors and nurses on the eighth floor of the Victoria General (Centennial Building) for the care and effort they gave Ivan during his battle with cancer.  Memorial donations may be made in memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or in support of Ryan and Evan Dahl.  Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Mahone Funeral Home, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay (902) 624-8241. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mahonefuneral.ca

Joudrey, Douglas Ruben - 88 of Lake Centre, Lunenburg County, passed away Monday 25 March 2013 in Hillside Pines Home for Special Care, Bridgewater. Born in Lake Centre, he was the son of the late Dawson and Mary (Minnick) Joudrey. Douglas is survived by his daughter Linda Barrett, Camperdown; son Gary Joudrey, Lake Centre; sisters Marion Croft, Hebbs Cross; Ellen Meisner, Lake Centre; grandchildren Brian and John (Darlene) Hamill both of Bridgewater; Sharon Hamill, Bridgewater; Darcey Joudrey, Lake Centre; Sarah Joudrey, Ontario; many Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Clara (Nowe); sisters Grace Corkum and May Joudrey; brothers Robert and Henry Joudrey. Visitation will be held 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 PM Wednesday 27 March in Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Bridgewater and from where the funeral service will be held 11 AM Thursday 28 March, Rev. Catharine House officiating. Burial will follow in the Lake Centre Cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Memorial donations in Douglas memory may be made to the charity of choice. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com.

KNICKLE, George Donald "Donnie" - 88, Bridgewater passed away March 12, 2013 in Fisherman’s Memorial Hospital, Veterans Unit, Lunenburg. Born in Bridgewater on February 6, 1925, he was a son of the late Fenwick and Ethel (Manthorne) Knickle. He attended Bridgewater school and worked locally until joining the army in his late teens. He trained in North Sydney Mines with the North Nova Highlanders and obtained his Lantz Corporal Stripes prior to leaving for Europe. He served in England, Scotland and Germany when the war ended. He returned home and was employed as a mechanic with Rafuse Motors, Bridgewater and Baines Motors in Liverpool. In 1951 he married Eva. He subsequently worked for nineteen years with Imperial Oil as a distributor and then worked and retired from Michelin Tire after seventeen years. He was a member of Acadia Lodge, Masonic Lodge, Odd Fellows, Shriners and Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #24, Bridgewater. He was also a retired member of the Bridgewater Fire Department and current member of the Bridgewater Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Eva; son, George (Ardith); grandson, Jonathan; granddaughter, Nicole Knickle-Hatt (Ronnie); great-granddaughter, Amelia Hatt; great-grandson, Carter Hatt; brother Robert; sister Margaret.  He was predeceased by daughter, Donna Louise; sister Joan; brother Keith. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the R. A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville. There will be no visitation by family request. A memorial graveside service will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater. Reverend Eric Campbell officiating. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.corkumfuneralhome.ca

Levy, Earl Percy - 83, Pine Grove, Lunenburg Co., passed away on March 8, 2013 in the Q.E. II Health Sciences Centre – Infirmary Site, Halifax. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Demus and Beatrice (Hurshman) Levy. Earl worked for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Halifax for more than 35 years. Later, he became owner and operator of the Sea King Restaurant, Halifax until his retirement. Earl served as president and past president of the IOOF Oddfellows Lodge; Halifax. He was also a cub/scout leader in his younger years. He enjoyed spending time at his cottage. He loved animals and gardening. Surviving are his wife, Josephine (Sheppard); his daughter, Annette; son, Michael (Nancy); granddaughter, Jennifer (Dwayne), Jonathan (Emma), Justin Boutilier (Sabrina), Cody Boutilier; two great grandchildren; sister, Shirley; brothers, Kenny and Freeman. He was predeceased by his siblings, Beatrice, Eileen, Beulah, Perlis, Aubrey, Orland, Freddie, Lester and Everett. Visitation 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 in Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Bridgewater and where funeral service will be 11 a.m., Thursday. Pastor Bethe Benjamin-Cameron officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Pine Grove. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, SHAID Animal Shelter. Special thank you to Crystal the paramedic and also the manager of McDonald’s, Upper Tantallon and the paramedics for their help and assistance. On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com.

MacDougall, John Alexander - Age 85, Broad Cove, passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 20, 2013 at Dorothy Ley Hospice in Toronto. Born in Broad Cove on May 27, 1927. He was the son of the late Daniel and Mary (MacDonald) MacDougall. He is now resting peacefully with his sisters Margaret and Mary and brothers Frank, Joe and Jimmie. He was a member of St. James parish, Toronto. He was an Ironworker for 62 years out of local 721, Toronto. John worked all over Canada and parts of the United States. Some of his greatest accomplishments were working on the CN tower, Toronto City Hall, the SkyDome and numerous other skyscrapers. He loved his homeland and cherished his family and did his very best to attend all family functions. John will be remembered for looking his best in jeans, plaid shirt, Ironworker cap and driving his truck.  John is survived by his sister Catherine MacDougall in Washington, D.C., and his brothers RJ and wife Anne of Waltham, Mass., Peter of Brampton, Bernie of Scarborough, Donnie and Diana of Mississauga. John is also survived by 8 nieces and nephews; Dawn, Jamie, Danny, Joe, Cathy, Christine, Margaret and Dan, seventeen grand nieces and nephews, all of whom loved him dearly. He will be remembered by his predeceased wife's 2 children, grand and great grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Inverness Funeral Home on Monday April 1 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9. Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday at 11 am at St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Broad Cove. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Margaret of Scotland Cemetary Fund, Broad Cove. On-line condolences may be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com

McLean, Walter E. - 91, of Bridgewater, formerly of West Clifford, passed away peacefully in the early hours of Thursday March 28, 2013 at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in West Clifford on August 23, 1921, he was a son of the late Caleb and Annie (Perkins) McLean. Walter leaves to mourn his wife of 65 years, Gladys; daughter Irene (Robert Chase); granddaughter Joanne and "the apple of his eye", great-grandson Jahvon. He is also survived by brothers Leander, LeRoy and Sydney; sister Esther. He was predeceased bys sisters Daisy in Infancy, Flora;  brothers William and Harry. In accordance with his wishes, he has been cremated and there will be no visitation. Memorial Service will be 2:00pm Tuesday in R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville, Rev Eleanor Scarlett Officiating. Interment in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater. Immediate Family flowers only. Because Walter loved children so much, it would be appreciated if donations be made to the IWK, Childrens Wish Foundation or the Charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.corkumfuneralhome.ca

Mowbray, Janet Lyle - On March 19, 2013, after a brief illness, Janet Lyle Mowbray (nee Houston) has left her family and friends to celebrate her memory and her life of 93 years. Born in New York of Scottish parents, Janet lived most of her early life in Ayr, Scotland and served in Scotland with the WAAF during the Second World War. She married Bob in 1950. With a growing family they moved to England, back to Scotland, to Australia and eventually to Canada where they lived in both Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. They moved to Oakland in 1991 and quickly became involved in the community. Their Burns Suppers and other dinner parties became legendary and she kept up many of their traditions even after Bob died in 2009. Mum appreciated good people – many of whom were graced with her special marks of approval: eggs from “The Chickens” or her legendary lemon curd.  Janet spent her life dedicated to her family, her garden and to service in the community. At various times in her life, she was a passionate dog owner and breeder and judge. (In the 1960’s, she bred the first Scottish champion beagle.) The ups and downs of motherhood never diminished her love or commitment to her children. She gave her energies to organizations such as Meals on Wheels, the Women’s Association of Memorial University, the Newfoundland Botanical Gardens and the Mahone Bay Wooden Boat Festival. She kept in touch with friends around the world (her Christmas card list should have kept Canada Post in profit) - even venturing into the wonderful world of email and skype.  The full enjoyment of her final years in Mahone Bay was made possible by her many friends and neighbours: in particular her next-door neighbours, Rob Inness (the deputy chicken wrangler), Debbie Hawkes and their children. Her Meals on Wheels partner, Jennie Watson, could always be counted on to share a laugh, a BLT and a small glass of something red.  Her memory will be cherished by daughters, Catriona (Rob) Maloney, Joan Mowbray, Anne (Ron) Chisholm and her son Graham (Lynn) Mowbray, her 8 grandchildren and 6 (soon to be 7) great grandchildren as well as Bob’s brother, sister and sister-in-law in Scotland.  The family would like to express their thanks for all the kindness and care given by Dr Abud, the palliative care team, VON and the pharmacy staff of Kinburn Pharmacy who made her last few days as comfortable as possible.  A memorial gathering will be held 2-3 p.m., Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Mahone Funeral Home, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay (902) 624-8241. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mahonefuneral.ca  Donations in Janet’s memory may be made to the Mahone Bay Food Bank; South Shore Regional Hospital Foundation; Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia; Friends of the Garden (MUN, St. John’s) or a charity of your choice.  We say goodbye Mum, Janet – Dad says hello Jinty.

Ouellette, Lionel (Leo) Eugene - of Bridgewater, Peacefully passed away in his sleep on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in his 84th year. Loving husband and best friend of Shirley for 50 years. Beloved father of Jim, Mike, Sharon (Andrews) and Gene. Dear brother to Maurice, and predeceased by sisters Edith (Beaudry), Sandra (Taylor), and Beverly (Makknen), and brothers Jack and Kevin. He will be dearly missed by his grandchildren, extended family, colleagues and friends. Leo proudly served in the Royal Canadian Navy, retiring after 25 years as a Chief Petty Officer First Class, and having seen active service in the Korean War. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday March 22, at 11:00a.m.in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 115 Pleasant St, Bridgewater, NS. Father Jim MacDonald officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Fisherman’s Memorial Hospital, Veterans Unit, Lunenburg or Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Special thank you to the caring staff of the Fisherman’s Memorial Veterans’ Unit. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the R. A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville, where on-line condolences may be made by visiting www.corkumfuneralhome.ca.

PIERS, Janet R. M. - It is with great sadness that our family announces the death of Janet at her home “The Quarter Deck” in the village of Chester on March 15, 2013.  Born in 1914 in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Professor Murray Macneill, Dean of Mathematics and Registrar of Dalhousie University, and of Kathleen Holmes. Janet was predeceased by her beloved husband of 64 years, Rear-Admiral Desmond “Debby” William Piers; also by sisters, Edith Girouard and Isabel Macneill.  She is survived by her daughter, Anne Baker, daughter by Janet’s first husband, the late Captain Hon. Peter Rudyard Aitken. She is also survived by grandsons, Hugh (Anne McDonough), Philip (Jeanetta Hoffman), Piers (Katherine Gleason) and great-grandchildren, Justin, Jamie, Erin, Jillian, Adrienne, Isabella and Max; and many special nieces, nephews and cousins.  Our dear “Gran Jan” was much loved and an inspiration to the whole family. Janet’s ashes will, at a later date and in the presence of family, be placed with her husband in the Naval Columbarium of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Halifax. A memorial service will be held in St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Chester at a later date.  Janet showed great courage and spirit during the last years of her life. We would like to acknowledge the wonderful care given by Dr. George Jollymore, Drs. John and Donna Curry, Dr. Heather Mackinnon, Dr. George Sapp, Dr. Karen Cox and the important service of Lynn Key’s “Heart to Heart In-Home Care.” Special thanks to Anna Corkum, her devoted housekeeper of 10 years, also to Cheryl and Michelle Perry, Cindy Boutelier and Kate Dwyer. Thanks go out to her unwavering supporters: The Royal Canadian Navy; The Admiral Desmond Piers Naval Association, (affectionately known as “Her Boys:) of which she was Patron-in-Chief; The Royal Military College of Canada; The Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Llewellyn (of which she was Patron) and many special friends. Janet’s dedication to others was revealed by her involvement and the great joy she took in the Chester Garden Club, “Tuesday Painters,” Chester Art Centre and Chester Playhouse, as well as encouraging and giving support to skating, tennis, curling and golf. Near the end of her life she received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her service to Canada and community. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society - Nova Scotia Division, “The Chester Navy League” for the Llewellyn Sea Cadets, The Chester Brass Band, “Our Health Centre” (OHC) or to a charity of choice. Condolences and memorial donations may be sent to David Funeral Home, PO Box 414, Chester, NS B0J 1J0 or by e-mail: gillis@davisfuneralhome.ca or fax 902-275-3811

REID, Mae Violet - Mae Violet Reid of Lunenburg, died on March 20, 2013. Born on Tancook Island on June 17, 1934, she was the wife of the late Lloyd Henry Reid. She is survived by daughters, Paulette (Calvin) Munroe, Patricia Hynick and Linda (Wayne) Reid; grandchildren, Lloyd (Melissa) Reid, Jonathan Knickle, Jeff (Alita) Strum, Timmy (Danielle) Hynick, Tanya Hynick; great-grandchildren, Sydney Mae Frittenburg- Reid, Zachery Hynick and Isiah Hynick. Mae was loved by all and known as ÒNanÓ to many. She will be sadly missed. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of choice.

Reid, Mae Violet -  Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at the age of 78. She was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd Henry Reid. She will be missed by all of those who knew and loved her. The family extends their heartfelt thanks to all of those who cared for her. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Donations can be made to Harbour View Haven or the Diabetes Association. On-line guestbook may be signed by visiting http://www.serenitylindsayfuneralhome.ca.

Richards, Joyce Ramona (Uhlman) - 82, of Lunenburg passed away peacefully at Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital on March 3, 2013 after a long courageous battle with cancer.  She was born in Upper Chelsea, the 8th of 10 children of the late T. Raymond and Ella (Baker) Uhlman.  She attended school in Chelsea until moving to Bridgewater where she received her Grade 12 diploma at Bridgewater High School. She was employed at Ashkin’s Dress Shop in Bridgewater. Following her marriage to Wilson Richards in 1951 she moved to Lunenburg where she was initially employed at the Dominion grocery store. She became a full-time mom to five children and was actively involved in all aspects of their lives. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Lunenburg, the Talent Club, Home and School, Girl Guides as well as a Sunday School teacher and canvasser for many charitable organizations. Joyce will be remembered by family and friends for her gift of gab, infectious laugh and genuine concern for those she loved. Her strength and determination was demonstrated in her ability to overcome many extraordinary health challenges. We will miss her dearly.
Joyce is survived by her husband of 62 years Wilson Richards; sons Allan (Debbie Kemp), Lunenburg; John (Anne Greek), Garden Lots; daughters, Kathy Douglas (Ned), Amherst; Barbie Cliff (Brent), Fredericton, NB; Janet Richards, Lunenburg; grandchildren, Shauna (Matt), Jared, Brad and Amy. She is also survived by sisters, Freda (Francis) Wolfe, Brooklyn; Pearl Golden, Brooklyn; Dona (Ronald) Nauss, Bridgewater, and brother, Ronald Uhlman, Pleasantville as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Joyce was predeceased by sisters, Vivian Uhlman, Yvonne (Garth) Crouse, Margaret (Aubrey) Kemp, Annie (Robert) Haines and brother, Donald (Marion) Uhlman.  Friends are invited to share their memories of Joyce with her family during visitation at the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy #3, Lunenburg on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate Joyce’s life will be held Thursday at 2:00 P.M. from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Laurence Mawhinney officiating.  Family flowers only. Memorial donations in Joyce’s name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Lunenburg or charity of your choice.

Ritchie, Seretha E. (Lee) - 91, Martin’s River, passed away Friday, March 15 in Harbour View Haven, Lunenburg.  Born in Yarmouth, she was a daughter of the late George and Bessie (Hurlburt) Sherman.   During the war, Lee was co-administrator of the Yarmouth Hospital and also drove the mail, later working at Porter’s Ladies’ Wear and then owning and operating Ritchie’s Ornamental Concrete in Bedford, N.S.  Lee was twice inducted into the Yarmouth Sports Hall of Fame, for swimming and basketball.   She was predeceased by first husband, James L. Bell; second husband, Ernest L. Ritchie; stepson, Paul E. Ritchie; sister, Eliza May Blanchard. She is survived by her son, James(Virginia) L. Bell, Martin’s River; grandchildren, James (Shannon) S. Bell  Whistler, B.C.; Christa (Jason)Heyne-Pittman , Lunenburg; great grandchildren, Jesse and Gabriel Heyne-Pittman, Lunenburg, niece, Robin Blanchard, Upper Dyke, and great nephew and niece Chris and April Blanchard, Upper Dyke.  Cremation has taken place under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, Lunenburg. There will be no visitation.  A graveside service will be held at a later date.  Donations in memory may be made to SHAID Tree animal Shelter.  A very special thank you for the kind and compassionate care extended to Seretha by the medical and nursing staff at Fisherman’s Memorial and South Shore Regional Hospitals and Harbour View Haven.  www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca

SEYFORTH, Edward Leonard - age 90, of Mahone Bay, NS passed away peacefully in the South Shore Regional Hospital in the arms of his loving Daughter, Carole Potter on Friday March 22, 2013. Edward was born in East Dulwich, Sussex, England on March 10, 1923 to the late William George Seyforth (Father) and Violet Jenny Gladys Harwood (Mother). Edward moved to Canada in the late 1950 and was issued Canadian Citizenship in 1974. Edward had a great love and understanding of history. He was a story-teller and was inspired to write by his great interest in history and human nature. Edward has completed five novels, numerous childrens stories and poetry. A former gerontologist and counsellor, Edward had a great love for humanity and a deep connection to nature and he particularly loved the landscapes of the Southern Shores of Nova Scotia. Edward was also known for his love and talent for cooking and took pride in baking treats to give away, especially to those who would appreciate a nice warm meal or a delicious fresh baked pie. Edward had a warm tender heart and took so much pride in the success of his children and grandchildren. Edward will be deeply missed by so many close friends and family both in Canada and England. He will forever live in the hearts of those who loved him. Close friends and family are invited to celebrate his life at an Open House in his daughters home on Sunday March 31, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

SHAW, Gilda Marie - 86, Bridgewater, passed away Tuesday March 12, 2013 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Sommerset, Lunenburg County, she was a daughter of the Late Walter Wesley and Lottie Rose-Cecilia (Slauenwhite) Llewellyn. Gilda loved to cook in addition to baking, and always had lots of love to give. She welcomed everyone into her life with open arms. She loved flowers; going for long drives with her husband and having her family close by. She was survived by her four children, Diane Connolly, Linda Bickle, Carolyn Selig and Lloyd Shaw Jr; Many grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Gilda grew up in a large family of 22 siblings and is also survived by three sisters and six brothers. She was predeceased by her husband Lloyd A. Shaw Sr.; daughter Barbara Slauenwhite and two boys in infancy. Visitation 7-9pm Thursday, funeral service 11:00 a.m. Friday, both in R. A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville. Interment in New Cumberland Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the family, c/o the R. A. Corkum Funeral Home, or charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.corkumfuneralhome.ca

Smith, Joan A. - 65, Midville Branch passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side on March 25, 2013. Born in Bridgewater she was a daughter of the late Harold K. and Helen (Lohnes) Silver. She is survived by her husband Charles, daughter, Melanie Smith(Darren Veinot), Midville Branch; sister Elaine Joudrey, Wileville; brothers, Ronald Silver, Northfield; Donald Silver (Patricia Brocinsky), Grand Cache, AB. Several nieces and nephews. Joan was predeceased by a son Cameron Charles Smith. Visitation will be held in Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Bridgewater from 7-9 pm Wednesday March 27, and where funeral service will be held at 2 pm Thursday March 28, with Rev. Willis Ott officiating. Burial will follow in the Midville Branch Cemetery, Midville Branch. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Midville Branch Cemetery, the Rosanne Himmelman Cancer Patient Assistance Fund, the David Atkinson Memorial Scholarship fund, the Palliative Care Fund for the South Shore, or charity of choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Bridgewater. On-line condolences can be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com

Spindler, Marguerite Elaine - It is with deep sadness the family of Marguerite Elaine Spindler, 72, of Bayport announces her passing on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Yarmouth, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Ardella (Gray) Zwicker.  In her earlier years, she worked for Zwicker’s Variety Store and as well at the I.G.A. Store with her husband, Bobby and then retiring after many years at Kinley’s Drug Store. Not one to sit still, Marguerite began giving home care and companionship to those needing a friend and a helping hand. In her spare time she enjoyed boating and spending time with her family at Cross Island. She was also a member of Trinity United Church, Rose Bay. Marguerite is survived by a daughter, Teena Hingley, Riverport; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Spindler, Riverport; brothers, Roger (Anne Bishop) Zwicker, Blockhouse; Curtis ( Arlene) Zwicker, Yarmouth; grandchildren, Crystal, Jennifer, Julie, Cory, Katie and Ted, great grandchildren, Lynton, Jacob, Dakotah, Evan, Adrien and Deklan. She was predeceased by her husband, Bobby, son, Gary, brothers, Bobby and Allisen. Friends are invited to share their memories with Marguerite’s family during visitation at the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral service to celebrate Marguerite’s life will be held at Trinity United Church, Rose Bay, Saturday at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Ronald Frampton officiating. Interment will be in Bayport Cemetery, Bayport. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to S.H.A.I.D Tree Animal Shelter or the Canadian Cancer Society.

Steele, Diana Miles - Diana Miles Steele of Bayport, NS, passed away on March 12, 2013, at the age of 66. She was born December 12, 1946, in St. John, NB, and was the Daughter of the late Capt. Richard and Nancy Steele. She was predeceased by her brother, Richard Steele, and is survived by her sister, Sally Steele, as well as her children, Simon Hatherley and Tanya (Hatherley) Seipiela and grandchildren, Taylor and Trysten Olson and Rowyn Lewis-Hatherley. Before settling in Bayport, Diana travelled extensively. Having studied art for a short time in Europe, she lived in England and later Toronto. In the late 1970s, Diana moved to Bayport where she spent the rest of her life devoted to managing 'The Bayport Plant Farm' which was as much her late father, Capt. Steele's, research centre for the breeding and development of Rhododendrons as a business that they operated together. Diana was a woman who lived with flare and passion and never failed to leave a deep impression on those she encountered and she will be missed by all those who knew and loved her. There will be a gathering at the home of Diana's cousin Pixie Cornish at 47 Catidian Place, Hebbville, NS, on March 23, 2013, between 1 and 4 p.m. where friends and loved ones can gather and share stories and memories of Diana and say their goodbyes.

Steele, Mary - 1929-2013 There will be no service by request

TARRANT, Alfred A. - Chester Grant, passed away March 27, 2013, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Lawn, N.L., he was a son of Nicholas and Victoria Tarrant. He spent 25 years in the Royal Canadian Navy. He was an avid runner, badminton player, bowler and a minor hockey coach. He loved life and he loved to shock and awe people. He was a loving man with quite a dry wit and he loved to get people going. He is survived by his wife, Catherine (Hull) Tarrant; sons, Todd Tarrant, Chester Grant; Frank Beals (adopted), Halifax; daughters, Annette Clarke, Arkansas; Lisa O’Keefe, Cow Bay; brothers, Benjamin Tarrant, Lawn, N.L.; Norman Tarrant, Niagara Falls, Ont.; sisters, Ellen Wagner, New Jersey; Lydia Drake, St. John’s, N.L.; Winnifred Tarrant, St. John’s, N.L.; grandchildren, Phillip Aulenback, Michael Aulenback, Christina Aulenback, Rachelle O’Keefe, Jennifer O’Keefe, Alexandrea Tarrant and Ashley Tarrant; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and several nephews. He was predeceased by adopted son, William Beals; brothers, Vincent Tarrant (St. Lawrence, N.L.) and John Tarrant (Corner Brook, N.L.) and both of his parents. Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. in Chester Basin Legion, Branch 88 on Saturday, April 6. Interment in Lawn, N.L. in July. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, The Lung Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

TOBACCO, George - 89, of Western Shore, died March 26, 2013 at the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. He was born on December 27, 1923 at Cumberland, Vancouver Island, the son of Charles Sr. and Della (Tapella) Tobacco. He was predeceased by brothers, Timothy, William, Charles, Ray; sisters, Violet, Lillian and Mary. He moved to Nova Scotia in the 1940's and served in the navy during the Second World War. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Yvonne (Walker); sons, Gary and Allan; sister, Doris (Bono), Vancouver Island. He was an avid reader and outdoors person who enjoyed life and will be sadly missed. The family request that no flowers or donations be made in his name. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation, memorial service or interment. Cremation entrusted to the care of Mahone Funeral Home, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay

Tubrett, Thomas Edward "Ed" - 85, of Lunenburg passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Mahone Nursing Home, Mahone Bay. Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Joseph and Gertrude (Oliver) Tubrett. Edward retired after 24 years of service with the Royal Canadian Forces. During retirement he was active with the R.C.R. Association as well as volunteering with the Sea Cadets in Sydney and Lunenburg. He was also known for his hobby of marlinspike seamanship.  Ed was the family historian. He could recall the past with the greatest of accuracy and was often asked to relate his memories and explain family connections. Edward is survived by his wife of 27 years, Anne Kennedy, daughter Laura (Randy) Barker, Ohio; sons, Frank (Diane), Robert (Andrea), David (Jocelyn), all of London,Ont.; step-sons, David Kennedy, Calgary, James (Kim) Kennedy, Petawawa; step-daughter Cathy (Chris) Van der Mark, Smithers,B.C.; sisters, Helen (Gerald) AuCoin, Dartmouth; Margaret “Peggy” Keough, Sydney; brother, Earle (Marg) Tubrett, Ingonish. Ed will also be missed by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his first wife Brenda Erickson of London, Ont. He was predeceased by his daughter, Karen, brothers, Gorman, Gerald (Sonny), Robert and infant brother John.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg. In keeping with Edward’s wishes there will be no memorial service and his ashes will be scattered at sea. www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca

Veinotte, Eric Mervin - It is with great sadness that the family of Eric Mervin Veinotte, 48, of Clearland announces his sudden passing on Friday, March 29, 2013 at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax.  Born in Lunenburg, he was the son of Shirley (Griswold) Carver of Oakhill and the late Mervin Veinotte.  Eric loved his work and started his career at the early age of 16 and worked as a Welder Fabricator for BMI LTD. in Oakhill and recently contracting for BMI at Michelin Tire, Bridgewater.  In his spare time he enjoyed spending time with family at home and could always be found fixing things for friends. A great loss, he was taken too soon and we will all miss him.  Besides his mother Shirley Carver, Eric is survived by his beloved wife, Shelley, his sons, Alexander (Katrina) Young of Clearland and James Young of Edmonton, Alberta, sister, Nancy (Kirk) Zwicker of Branch LaHave and their son, Gage, mother-in-law, Doris Stevens of Clearland, brother-in-law, Graham (Valerie) Stevens, Clearland and their children, Shawn, Melissa and Jessica, and maternal grandmother, Lucille Griswold of Walden.  He was predeceased by his father, Mervin and an infant sister.  A service to celebrate Eric’s life will held Saturday at 11:00 p.m. at Calvary Temple Pentecostal Church, Mahone Bay, Rev. Robert Innes and Rev. James Haughn, officiating. Interment will be at a later date.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Calvary Temple Pentecostal Church, Mahone Bay or to a charity of your choice.
www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca

Wambolt, Raymond Frederick - 83, of Northwest, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born in Dartmouth, October 02, 1929, he was the son of the late Maude Marie (Wells) and Granville Wambolt. Ray loved the simple life and enjoyed woodworking and was very meticulous with his craft. He enjoyed the outdoors greatly and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Ray was most proud of being a shipwright and his role in helping to build the Bluenose II, as well as the Rose and Bounty.  He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rose, as well as daughter Karen (Rob) Bossack, Dartmouth; granddaughter Samantha and sister Virginia Henricksen, Lower Sackville. Ray will also be missed by several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his brothers Carl, Earl and Garnet. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy #3 Lunenburg. As Raymond requested a private family committal will take place on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in Martin’s Brook Cemetery, Martin’s Brook. Rev. Robert Zinck officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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