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From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
April 2004

 

BALSOM, Selina "Maude"
Monday, April 19, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
BALSOM, Selina "Maude"
- 90, Newport, Hants Co. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on Friday, April 16, 2004, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. A daughter of the late Mark and Marion (Summers) Baker, Maude was born in Bishop Falls, NL, but resided most of her adult life in Clarenville, NL, until 1994, when she moved to Nova Scotia and resided in Newport. She was the wife of the late Roland Balsom for 63 years and mother to seven children. She was a kind, talkative woman who found the good in all people. She enjoyed crocheting, church, and her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Maude is survived by children, Wilma Walters, Garnish, NL; Glenda (William) Rodgers, St. Jones, NL; Elaine (George) Cluett, Frenchman's Cove, NL; Loren (Eileen), Clarenville, NL; Vernon (Louise), Garnish, NL; Murray, Clarenville, NL; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Butler, Halifax; Joyce Easton, Greenhill; Nellie Hunter, Labrador City, NL. She was predeceased by her husband, Roland William Balsom; daughter, Judy Balsom; brothers, Robert Pretty and Ellis Baker. Visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Lohnes~Beazley Family Funeral Home, 419 Albert St., Windsor. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, in South Rawdon United Baptist Church, Rev. Clarence Bungay officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Donations may be made to South Rawdon United Baptist Church. Private messages of condolence may be made via the internet at: www.familycare.ca


CHARD, Florence May Pope
Tuesday, April 27, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
CHARD, Florence May Pope
- 92, New Germany, Lunenburg Co., passed away Saturday, April 24, 2004, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in St. John's, NL, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Ada (Taylor) Cornick. She was a member of St. John in the Wilderness Anglican Church, New Germany, where she was an active member of the former A.C.W. She was a charter member of Rosedale New Horizons Senior Citizens Club, New Germany.

Surviving are her sons, W. David (Sandra), Lakeview; Donald F. (Jean), Dartmouth; Douglas N. (Leticia), Stockton, Calif.; sister, Jean M. Dawe, Halifax; grandchildren, Diana, Brendan Jacob, Jeffrey; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Rev. William H. Chard; brother, Norman. Keeping with Florence's wishes, there will be no visitation at the funeral home. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday in St. John in the Wilderness Anglican Church, Rev. Tom Henderson officiating. Family burial will follow in the church cemetery. No flowers by request, donations may be made to St. John in the Wilderness Anglican Church, Rosedale Home for Special Care, New Germany, New Germany and Area Medical Centre or any charity. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, 4895 Route 10, New Germany, where on-line condolences may be made at: www.sweenysfuneralhome.com


CRUMMEY, Hazel
Friday, April 9, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
CRUMMEY, Hazel
- 90, Rundle Street, Stellarton, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2004, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Ochre Pit Cove, NL, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Leah (Pennell) Halfyard. She was a resident of Stellarton for the past 60 years. Hazel was a member of Sharon St. John United Church, Stellarton. She was a member of the U.C.W. and the IODE in Stellarton. Hazel was a former school teacher, having taught locally and in Newfoundland. She was admired for her homemade braided rugs throughout the house.

Hazel was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived and will be dearly missed by daughter, Kathryn Robertson, Stellarton; grandchildren, Laura Robertson, New Brunswick; Greg and Jeff Robertson, Stellarton; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, E.W. Crummey; six sisters; one brother. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, where funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10, Rev. Howard Crooks officiating. Burial in Brookside Cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the IWK Health Centre or Canadian Diabetes Association.


ELMS, George A.
Tuesday, April 6, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
ELMS, George A.
- 92, Bedford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 4, 2004, in Dartmouth General Hospital, surrounded by his family. Born in Pacquet, NL, he was the son of the late Jacob and Rose (Anderson) Elms. George lived and worked in Newfoundland, retiring from EPA in 1974. He and his wife Agnes moved to Nova Scotia in 1986 to be near family and enjoy the balance to their retirement.

Surviving are daughter, Gwen (Gary) McFarland, Bedford; sons, Ross (Emma), Gander, NL; Calvin (Margaret), Gambo, NL; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Rose Mitchell, Woodstock, NL; Irene Keats, Glovertown, NL. He was predeceased by his wife, Agnes (Elliott) and his daughter, Bernice (Callum). Visitation was Monday, funeral service 11 a.m. today, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, Pastor David Arthur officiating. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens. A special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of the TCU at Dartmouth General Hospital from all of George's family for their wonderful care and compassion shown to George these past months that he had been in their care. On-line condolences to: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


EVANS, Charles "Smilie"
Wednesday, April 14, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
EVANS, Charles "Smilie"
- 88, North Sydney, died April 12, 2004. Born in Belloram, NL, he was a son of the late Wilson and Sarah (Kearley) Evans. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Merchant Marine. Surviving are his wife, Melida (Green) Evans; daughter, Liz; sons, Martin (Norma), Clarence, Levi (Jackie); sisters, Maggie, Hazel, Priscilla (Charlie); grandsons, Levi Jr., Jimmy, Jamie; two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by sisters, Charlotte, Frances; brother, Alan; grandson, David. No visitation by request. Funeral 3 p.m. Thursday in St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney. Burial in Lake Side Cemetery.


FRENCH, Rev. Dr. Canon F. Melvin, B.A., M.A., Lth, L.L.D. (Honorary), B.Ed.
Wednesday, April 7, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
FRENCH, Rev. Dr. Canon F. Melvin, B.A., M.A., Lth, L.L.D. (Honorary), B.Ed.
- 87, Halifax, died in Northwood Centre on Saturday, April 3, 2004. Born in Change Islands, NL, he was a son of the late Louis and Clara (Oake) French. In his professional life, he worked as an Anglican priest, serving in the parishes of St. James (St. Augustine's), Jollimore; New Germany; Trinity, Sydney Mines; and St. Mark's, Halifax. While he would argue that a priest is a teacher, Mel also wore the more official hat of educator, at the university level (Dalhousie, King's), high school level, and then later at the community college in Dartmouth, where he taught psychology, a subject that truly fascinated him. While throughout his life he was always a teacher in one capacity or another, perhaps the thing that he would be most proud of was that he never ceased being a student himself. Baba, as he was affectionately known to many, had a true love for three things: his wonderful wife, Ethel, wisdom and knowledge, and perhaps most importantly, chocolate and candy. He had a profound interest in languages, and also in helping people of all ages improve their lives. Whether it was fighting against slum housing in Halifax, marching in Ottawa against the closing of the mines in Cape Breton, or creating community centres and programs for the less fortunate, people who knew him knew that they could count on him whenever there was a fight to be waged or an injustice to be righted. He was a social activist from day one and he lived every moment of his life fighting, in one way or another, for social justice for the disadvantaged. While he was awarded many honours during his life, the one he was most proud of was the Honorary Doctorate bestowed upon him by Saint Mary's University.

He is survived by his son, David and daughter-in-law Anne (Legatto); daughter, Joan and son-in-law Don Buck; granddaughters, Elise and Suzanne Buck; brother, Lloyd, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Ethel (Rowe); brother, Doug, and sister, Barbara. He captured a special place in the hearts of all those who had the honour of sharing his life. A memorial service will be held in Cathedral of All Saint's, Tower Rd., Halifax, 10 a.m. on April 24, 2004. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ward 5 Community Centre or Ward 5 Daycare, 5540 Russell St., Halifax, NS B3K 1X1 or Northwood Care Inc., 2615 Northwood Terrace, Halifax, NS B3K 3S


GUEST, Joseph Israel "Joe"
Friday, April 23, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
GUEST, Joseph Israel "Joe"
- 82, Bridgetown, and Botwood, NL, passed away in Botwood Hospital on April 19, 2004. Born in Young's Cove, he was the son of Wanford and Edith (Clayton) Guest. He served with the 5th Medium Artillery overseas from 1943 until 1946. In September of 2002, he received the Holland Medal for his participation in the Liberation of Holland. Joe later worked as a self-employed barber in Bridgetown until his retirement. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Bridgetown and Botwood, as well as the Bridgetown Volunteer Fire Department.

He was predeceased by his former wife, Jessie; brother, Morris and granddaughter, Bonnie Wright. Surviving are his second wife, Leah, Leading Tickles, NL.; children, Nadine (Steve) Wright, Waldec; Darrell (Marilyn) Guest, Bedford; grandchildren, Sue Milner, Deep Brook; Steven Wright, Waldec; two great-grandchildren; several stepchildren and step-grandchildren; sisters, Jerusha, Berwick; Anne, Calgary, Alta.; Lorna, Barrie, Ont.; Judy, Kelowna, B.C.; brothers, Shirley, Baker's Settlement; Edgar, Delburn, Alta. His funeral was held April 22 in Salvation Army Chapel, Glover's Harbour, NL., followed by The Royal Canadian Legion Last Post. Cremation followed. Upon receipt of his ashes, a graveside service will take place at a later date for family and friends in Riverside Cemetery, Bridgetown. Donations may be made to Bridgetown Volunteer Fire Department or a charity of your choice. Joe will be sadly missed by family and all who knew him.


HISCOCK, Olive May
Friday, April 9, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
HISCOCK, Olive May
- 106, a resident of Northside Guest Home, formerly of 46 King St., North Sydney, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2004, in the guest home. Born in Cape Anguille, NL, she was a daughter of the late William and Amelia (Reid) Ellis. She was a long-time resident of North Sydney moving to the town in 1920. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, and in her earlier years active with the Order of the Eastern Star.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by sons, Jack (Edie), Kelowna, B.C.; Ernest (Becky), Fredericton, N.B.; George (Jean), North Sydney; daughters, Joyce (Bob) Marquis, Ottawa; Etta (Bill) Muise, Smith Falls, Ont.; Addie (Nat) Chattiway, Peachland, B.C.; Olive (Jim) MacDougall, Hants County; Kay Gale, North Sydney; 31 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren; 13 great great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Captain John Hiscock; daughter, Alma Quigley; sons, William, Maurice and Ronald; sisters, Etta Lohnes, Charlotte Gallop; brothers, Ernest and Eric. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Memorial Fund.


KELLY, John Joseph
Friday, April 2, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
KELLY, John Joseph
- 43, Windsor, died Thursday, April 1, 2004, after a valiant battle against cancer. Born and raised in Dunville, NL, John was the eldest son of Teresa (Hunt), and the late Clement Kelly. John joined the Canadian Armed Forces at the age of 19, and served as a firefighter for 23 years. John was proud of his military career and had attained the rank of sergeant. He was presently serving as the Chief Fire Inspector at 12 Wing Shearwater. Married in 1986 to Cindra, John enjoyed his family life and was extremely proud of his two children, Luca-Jean and Daniel. John will be remembered by his family, friends, and extended military family, for his honesty, devotion, caring personality and most notably his winning smile and spirit. We are all a little richer for having been so fortunate as to have known John.

John is survived by his best friend and loving wife, Cindy (Bellingham); daughter, Luca-Jean; son, Daniel; mother, Teresa; sisters, Susan, Thelma, Sandra and Florence; brothers, Wayne and Clem; nieces, nephews. John was predeceased by his father, Clement. As he requested, John's body will be cremated and buried in Freshwater, NL. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, April 3, in Lohnes~Beazley Funeral Home, 419 Albert St., Windsor. A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 5, in St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, Dunville, NL. No flowers by request. Memorial donations may be made to the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor or Canadian Cancer Society. Private messages of condolence may be made via the internet: www.familycare.ca


KNOLL (Stewart), Carolyn Marie
Thursday, April 8, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
KNOLL (Stewart), Carolyn Marie
- 50, St. John's, NL, passed away April 1, 2004, in St. John's. Carolyn worked for many years with the former Dominion grocery stores. She is survived by her husband, Bernard; sons, Steven and Michael; sisters, Gloria, Eileen, Patsy, Linda and Veronica; brothers, Robert and David; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Florence and Patrick Stewart. Funeral service was held April 3 in West End Baptist Church, St. John's, NL. Memorial donations may be made to Lung Association of Nova Scotia. A special thanks to Rev. Donald Sutherland for his continuous care and support.


MITCHELL, Capt. Frank Merrill (HCCC)
Saturday, April 17, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
MITCHELL, Capt. Frank Merrill (HCCC)
- 82, Woodside. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frank after a battle with Lewy Body disease on Thursday, April 15, 2004, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in St. John's, NL, he was the son of the late Burkley W. and Katherine (Gulliver) Mitchell. Frank was the last surviving member of the Mitchell family. He was a very generous and loving husband and father whose family came first.

Frank will be greatly missed by all. Surviving are his loving wife of 58 years, Helen (Langille) Mitchell; daughters, Frances (Lewis) Payne, Campbell River, B.C.; Catherine D. Mitchell, Margaret (Ron) O'Leary, Janet Graham, Dorothy Mitchell, all of Dartmouth; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many other family members and friends. He was predeceased by his only son, Frank B.; daughters in infancy, Alice and Mary; sisters, Alice Lyon and Caroline Guilliver.

Frank served overseas as a trooper with the Royal Canadian Dragoons and upon his return he went to work at the H.M.C. Dockyard. From there he went to the old city prison on Spring Garden Road and was later transferred to the Correctional Centre in Sackville. He became Captain until his retirement in 1981. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, April 18, with funeral service to be held 1 p.m. Monday, April 19, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, Rev. Patricia Malin officiating. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Reception will follow in the funeral home. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be made to: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


NELSON, Violet
Friday, April 2, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
NELSON, Violet
- Church Street, Moncton, N.B., passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2004, in The Moncton Hospital, at the age of 90. She was born March 31, 1914, in St. John's, NL, she was a daughter of the late Herbert V. and Dorcas M. (Humber) Harris She was affiliated with the United Church. She is survived by her sons, Donald (Starr), Port Clyde; Larry (Nancy), Moncton; daughter, Lynn Welsh, Dartmouth; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sister, Marjorie Teed, Richmond, B.C.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by her husband, Donald Maxwell Nelson; daughter, Nancy Stewart, Surrey, B.C., in August 2003; brothers, William, Victor, Merville, Ralph and Percy; grandchild. No visiting hours or funeral service by request. The arrangements are under the direction of Cadman's Funeral Home Ltd., 114 Alma St., Moncton. Donations to the Friends of The Moncton Hospital Foundation or a memorial of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. www.cadmansfh.com


PEARCE, Christine Elizabeth
Wednesday, April 21, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
PEARCE, Christine Elizabeth
- 93, Halifax, formerly of Boston, Mass., passed away April 19, 2004, in St. Vincent's Guest House, Halifax. Born in Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late John and Leonora (Thomey) Sheppard. Surviving are nieces, Bev (Bob) Baillie, Halifax; Mary(Jim) Hamilton, Dartmouth; as well as several other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, George and daughter, Patricia in infancy. Funeral mass and burial will be held in Boston, Mass. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of St. Vincent's Guest House for the compassionate and tender care given to Aunt Chrissie.


ROBINSON (Leech), D. Gypsy
Tuesday, April 13, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
ROBINSON (Leech), D. Gypsy - D. Gypsy (Leech) Robinson
passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 11, 2004, in Valley View Villa, Riverton. Born in 1912, she immigrated from Scotland to Newfoundland in 1954, and moved to Nova Scotia in 1960. For the past three years Gypsy was a resident of the villa, after having spent a year in Plymouth with her son, Chris and daughter-in-law Tricia. Prior to this she lived at Riverton Heights Seniors Complex after making Bridgeville her home for many years. She was a member of Bridgeville United Church and was a regular choir member. During the Second World War she was employed in the MIS (Military Intelligence Service) and was also an ambulance driver.

Gypsy is survived by her children, Chris (Patricia), Plymouth, Pictou Co.; Abigail (Bruce) Smith, Edmonton, Alta.; Mark (Carmen), Whitehorse, Yukon; grandchildren, Kelly Robinson, Halifax; Jonas Smith, Whitehorse; Gitane DeSilva, Virginia, U.S.A.; Chad Smith, Kelowna, B.C.; Hannah Smith, Montreal, Que.; step-grandchildren, Graham McClean, Toronto, Ont.; Ryan McClean, Penticton, B.C.; sister, Joan Smith, Sedgewick, Alta. Gypsy was predeceased by sisters, Rodney Rhodes (England); Edna Bullock, Nancy Watson (both of Alberta); brother, Sutton Leech (England). Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. At Gypsy's request there will be no visitation or service. The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date in Otterbury, Clarkes Beach, NL, where her ashes will be scattered in Corbett's Cove. Donations in memory may be made to the Valley View Villa Bus Fund or Victorian Order of Nurses.


WHITTLE, Lena Marie
Monday, April 26, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
WHITTLE, Lena Marie
- 78, Halifax, passed away April 24, 2004, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born February 2, 1926, in Harbour Breton, NL, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Clara (MacDonald) Farrell. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Thomas Whittle Sr.; sons, Thomas Jr. (Claire), Halifax; Ralph (Cathy), Sackville; daughters, Geraldine (Bernie) MacDonald, Halifax; Gladys (Kenny) Christopher, Sackville; grandchildren, John, Helena, Judy, Bernie, Charlene, Lee Ann, Deanie, Nancy, Michael, Cynthia and Evan; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Layes, Antigonish. She was predeceased by grandchildren, Karen Christopher; great-granddaughter, Jocelyn; daughter-in-law, Cheryl; brothers, Mike, Ralph, John, and Joseph; one sister in infancy. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax, where visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel. Cremation to follow service. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

 

 

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