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ASHFORD, Arthur 70
He is survived by five sons, Jerry, Stewart, Albert, Kenny and Artie; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Emily Ashford, North Sydney; Melita Skinner, Harbour Breton, N.L.; Tryphena Hodder, St. Bernard's, N.L. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Margaret (Phalen) Ashford, whom he cherished; a son, Peter; sister Ernestine; and brothers, John and George. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him, especially his grandson Devon, who spent many nights watching hockey games with Art. There will be no visitation or funeral service by request. A private graveside committal will take place at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
CREWS, Melvin 1932-2007
He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 15 years, Shirley (Dunphy) Crews and children, Michael Yurczyszyn (Jessica) and Chrissy Yurczyszyn (Pagan) and by Nathan, Kendra and Ashley, who will miss their “Poppy”. Melvin is also survived by his brother, William, North Sydney; and his sisters, Carolyn (Burton) Bridge, Kingston, Ont., and Madeline Crews, Timberlea, N.S.; his mother-in-law, Betty Dunphy, brother-in-law, Mike Dunphy and sisters-in-law, Florance (Herbie) Steele, Mary (Darren) Card and Elizabeth Dunphy, all of Cape Breton. He will also be missed by a large circle of nieces, nephews and cousins, who live in many communities across Canada and the United States. In addition to his parents, George and Gertrude (Pike) Crews, who were born in Newfoundland, Melvin was predeceased by his brothers, John, Jesse, Willard, Gerald and Ronald.
Melve's immense kindness and generosity of spirit will be forever treasured by all who knew him. He will be remembered for his unwavering loyalty and devotion to his family, his easy laugh, and of course, without a doubt his storytelling. He truly loved people and enjoyed making them laugh. In honour of Melvin's personal wishes there will no visitation; however, the funeral will be held Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, 11 a.m., at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Parker Street, Halifax, N.S., with a reception to follow at the church. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Atlantic Funeral Homes, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, N.S., B3L 2B3. Donations, cards and letters of sympathy may be sent to this address or online at www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com
MADER, Florence Jane Mader 88
Florence was a longtime member of First United Church and an avid member of the UCW. She was also a member of Club 55 and their bowling league. For over 50 years, she enjoyed her get-together on Tuesday nights with her club members. Florence always looked forward to family reunions and her many visits to Mira. Her door was always open to welcome family and friends. She will be ever loved and missed by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Florence is survived by daughters, Carole (Livo) Nicoletti, Dominion, Linda Mader, Calgary, and Gail (Robert) Thompson, Halifax; sons, Kennie (Janice) and Ronnie, both of Sydney, and Jerry (Robin), Edmonton. She is also survived by sister, Anne (Earl) Johnson, Glace Bay; brothers, Jack (Olive), London, Ont., Art, Halifax, Dodie, Glace Bay, and Jerry ( Judy), Sydney; 14 loving grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Dougie Mader, Edmonton, Ernie and Eileen Mader, Bedford; sister-in-law, Mary Mader, Ingonish. She was predeceased by her husband, LeRoy, brothers, Albert, Leonard, Abe and Bob and sister, Edith Smith. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday at First United Church, Rev. Wade Reppert officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, First United Church or a charity of choice.Online condolences may be sent to the family at email@example.com
SYMES, James Edwin 81
He is survived
by daughters, Rose and Ida, son, Calvin, all of North Sydney, son, Roy (Colleen),
Sydney Mines; and his only grandchild, Josh. He is also survived by stepbrothers,
Calvin, Quebec, Ernest, Lunenburg; stepsister, Mary, Newfoundland; and his
dog, Buddy. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Janet, brother,
Jack, stepbrothers, Mark and Harry. Visitation for Edwin will take place
Friday, Feb. 16 from 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant
St., North Sydney. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m.
at St. John's Anglican Church, North Sydney, with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald
officiating. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations
may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Online condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
WELLS, Cedella 103
Cedella had five generations and loved them dearly. She will be missed by her daughters, Bernice(Raymond) Lumsden, Westmount, Bula Patterson, Sydney, Thelma Higgins, Sydney, Sheila King, Whitney Pier; two sons, Randolph(Joyce) Wells, East Broadway, Earl Wells (Shirley Romard), she is also survived by her 24 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, John Wells, daughter, Sarah(Cletus) Hollohan, sons, Edward, Lorenzo and one infant son, two sisters, Rebecca and Susan, two brothers, Walter and John, granddaughter, Alana Genevieve, grandson, Robert. Visitation will take place today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at St. Alban's Anglican Church, Whitney Pier, with Rev. Brenda Drake MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in Hardwood Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com
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