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Halifax Herald
December 2004

 

COHEN, William David, Ph.D., FRC, Path (Lond)
Monday, December 13, 2004    The Halifax Herald Limited
COHEN, William David, Ph.D., FRC, Path (Lond)
- 76, Ashfield, Inverness Co., formerly of St.John's, NL, died Friday, December 10, 2004, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Samuel and Gertrude (Shick) Cohen. He was a retiredclinical biochemist from the Health Sciences Centre, St. John's, NL, and the Memorial University Medical School. He is survived by his wife, the former Doris Sparkes; daughters, Elly, Topsail,NL; Rosalind, British Columbia; Denny (John) Horwood, Beachy Cove, NL; Della, BritishColumbia; sons, Michael (Cindy Mueller), Boise, Idaho; Tim (Linda Parsons), Beachy Cove, NL;13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. There will be no funeral service. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, December 19, in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Whycocomagh. Burial in MountPleasant Cemetery, St. John's, NL, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, take a friend to lunch. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com


CROFT, Helen Kathleen
Tuesday, December 7, 2004    The Halifax Herald Limited
CROFT, Helen Kathleen
- 73, Woodville, Kings Co., passed away Monday, December 6, 2004, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late John and Theresa (Murphy) Gale. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed gardening. She was well-known for her pickles. She is survived by her husband, Theodore "Todd" Croft, Woodville; sons, Stephen (Trisa) Meisner, New Minas; Murray (Mary) Gale, Toronto; brothers, Gerrard (Marilyn) Gale, South Branch, NL; Jimmy (Linda) Gale, Toronto; four granddaughters; one grandson; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by daughter, Cathy Lent; sisters, Elsie Gale; Theresa "Connie" Henshaw, Mary Stewart. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. today in W.C. Hiltz/White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 8, Rev. Tim Bigelow officiating. Burial will take place in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings Co. Donations in memory may be made to Theodore "Todd" Croft. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to W.C. Hiltz/White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.


GRANDY, Catherine Levine
Wednesday, December 1, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
GRANDY, Catherine Levine
- 86, New Annan, Colchester Co., passed away November 29, 2004, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Three Rock Cove, NL, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary Joe (Benoit) Hinks. In her younger years, Kay worked as housekeeper for many different families and later on in a Stephenville Hotel in Newfoundland. She moved to Nova Scotia in 1952, and in 1954 started a business in the front of their home. In 1965, she started a restaurant and store combination in Mahone Bay. Kay loved nature and was a famous cranberry picker. She enjoyed knitting, family get-togethers and could always be found with a pack of cards in hand.

She is survived by her husband, Heber Grandy; sons, Teddy (Linda) Wheeler, Maitland; David (Elaine) Grandy, Tatamagouche; daughters, Rose (Harold) Young, Black Duck Siding, NL; Marge Langille (Cecil Heisler), Spectacle Lake; Melissa "Leicy" Forward, Bridgewater; Jeanette (Brian) Simon, Black Duck Siding, NL; Linda (Angus) Meisner, Lindsay, Ont.; stepson, Junior (Dorothy) Wheeler, Maitland; stepdaughter, Betty Webb, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.; stepgrandson, Philip Hepditch, St. John's, NL; daughters-in-law, Doreen Wheeler, Maitland; Lorraine Wheeler, Piccadilly, NL; Rita Wheeler, Ship Cove, NL; sister, Ethel (Ronnie) Benoit, Ship Cove, NL; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, James Wheeler; sons, Harry Wheeler, Gerard Wheeler and Tony Wheeler; daughter, Donna Meisner; stepsons, Hughie Wheeler and Lewis Wheeler; granddaughter, Bonnie Briand; brothers, Jim, Michael, Hughie, Paddy, Alban, Norman, and Joe; sisters, Eva, Rose, Mary, and Margaret. Visitation will be today from 6-9 p.m. in Coulter's Funeral Home, Tatamagouche. Funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Thursday, December 2, in St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Brule, Rev. Aurora Salvadore officiating. Burial will be in Lockerby Memorial Cemetery, Tatamagouche. Memorial donations may be made to North Shore Health Services Foundation. On-line condolences may be sent to: mundlefh@ns.sympatico.ca


HICKS (Brooks), Alice Louise
Thursday, December 16, 2004    The Halifax Herald Limited
HICKS (Brooks), Alice Louise
- 91, passed away peacefully in Northwood Centre on December 14, 2004. Born January 28, 1913, in Fortune, NL, she was the last remaining member of her immediate family. Alice was known for her years of knitting and baby-sitting for the Halifax Sitters Club. She came to Canada with her family in 1934 and lived most of her years in Purcell's Cove.

Alice is survived by her devoted daughters, Jeanne (Marshall) Myatt, Vera Cottreau MacDonald; grandchildren, Peter, Patricia, Patrick, Celine, Paul, Judith, Catherine, James, Rosemary, Anne-Jeannette; 17 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Peter Hicks; grandson, Marc. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Funeral mass will be held 12 p.m. Friday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 5455 Russell St., Father Lorne T. McDonald, O.M.I. officiating. Interment to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in Alice's memory to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or Metro Food Bank. Special thanks to Perkins floor staff of Northwood Centre for their tender care of Alice. On-line condolences may be made by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


JERRETT, Nellie May
Friday, December 24, 2004 The Halifax Herald Limited
JERRETT, Nellie May - April 10, 1913 - December 22, 2004
, 91 years, Lower Sackville, formerly of Heart's Delight - Islington, age 90 years, passed away peacefully in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax on Wednesday, December 22, 2004. She was predeceased by husband, Frazer in 1986; son, Ray in 1993. She leaves to mourn son, Danny (Joyce), St. John's, NL; daughters, Dorothy (Stan) Reid, Heart's Delight - Islington; Dallas (Rex) Pitcher, Lower Sackville; daughter-in-law, Joanne Jerrett; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Florence Sooley and Ina Crocker. She is also lovingly remember by a large number of other relatives and many, many friends. Resting in SUF Hall Heart's Delight - Islington from 3:30 p.m. Saturday, December 25, until time of funeral which will be held in St. Matthew's Anglican Church, Heart's Delight - Islington on Monday, December 27, at 2 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, flowers gratefully declined, donations in her memory gratefully accepted to St. Matthew's Anglican Church Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Warren's Funeral Home, Dildo, NL.


KEEPING, Louis
Sunday, December 26, 2004 The Halifax Herald Limited
KEEPING, Louis
- 83, Upper Sackville, died December 18, 2004, in Upper Sackville. Born in Ramea, NL, he was a son of the late Martin Keeping and Agnes (Walters) Keeping. He was a veteran of the Second World War and served overseas with the Cape Breton Highland Regiment. He was retired from the Dockyard. He was predeceased by his wife, Nellie; son, Louis; brothers, Chester, Norman; sisters, Annie and Ruby. He is survived by his son, Gordon, at home; sisters, Frances Organ, Rita Vanier, Florence (David Quinn), Shirley Hatch-Bussard; brothers, Randall "Rand" (Vi), Meryl (Joyce), Gordon (Jeanne). Interment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery at a later date.


MAUGER, Capt. Frederick W.
Sunday, December 26, 2004    The Halifax Herald Limited
MAUGER, Capt. Frederick W.
- 83, Dartmouth, died December 22, 2004, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Petites, NL, he was a son of the late John and Esther (Mauger) Mauger. He served overseas during and after the Second World War from 1945-1947. He also worked for Western Union from 1945-1966. He then went to work for Bedford Institute of Oceanography from 1966-1986. He is survived by his wife, Emily Billard; daughter, Lorna (Norman) Cook, Florida; sons, Donald and Robert, both of Dartmouth; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by son, Glenn; sisters, Delsie Anderson and Violet Thorne. Cremation has taken place and there will be no service by request. Donations may be made to Dartmouth General Hospital. Friends and family can pay final respects at 40 Argus Dr., from 2-5 p.m. today. E-mail condolences to: almattatallfh@alderwoods.com


McKENNA (Walsh), Mollie "Mary Louise"
Saturday, December 18, 2004    The Halifax Herald Limited
McKENNA (Walsh), Mollie "Mary Louise"
- 95, Halifax, passed away December 17, 2004, in St. Vincent's Guest House. Born in Lord's Cove, Lameline Co., NL, on November 10, 1909. She was a daughter of the late James and Susan (Walsh) Walsh. Mollie moved to St. Pierre Miquelon at age 12 and some years later met her husband and was married in 1931 on December 10. They moved to Yarmouth and then to Halifax during the Second World War. She was the last surviving member of her family.

Mollie is survived by daughters, Maureen McIntosh (John), British Columbia; Karen Stevens; sons, Jack (Gerry), Halifax; Lloyd (Verna), Charlottetown. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack; granddaughter, Susan McKenna, and son-in-law, Harry Stevens. No visitation, flowers or service by Mollie's request. Cremation has taken place, private interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice. E-mail condolences: snowfh@alderwoods.com


PEYTON, Ambrose Samuel
Wednesday, December 15, 2004    The Halifax Herald Limited
PEYTON, Ambrose Samuel
- Entered into rest after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's in St. Joseph's Lifecare Centre, Brantford, Ont., on Monday, December 13, 2004, at the age of 64 years. Ambrose was the beloved husband of Betty (Hillier); loved father to Sheldon (Cathy), Brantford; Sheryl Slous (Kevin), Suffern, N.Y.; cherished grandpa to Joshua, Samuel, Jacob, Peyton and Brooke-Lynn; dear brother to Maisie Pardy (Roy), Botwood, NL. He was predeceased by his parents, Samuel and Violet Peyton. Friends will be received in Dennis Toll Funeral Home, 55 Charing Cross St., Brantford, Ont. (519-753-8655) today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 1 p.m. with interment in Oakhill Cemetery, Brantford, Ont. Donations to Alzheimer Society would be appreciated: www.dennistoll.ca
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy, 4:7 KJV


REYNOLDS, Melvin Louis
Thursday, December 9, 2004    The Halifax Herald Limited
REYNOLDS, Melvin Louis
- 85, St. John's, NL, passed away December 8, 2004. He was retired from the Federal Government, Supply and Services. He was a son of the late Marion and Jabez Reynolds. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite; sons, Glenn (Chris), Keith, David (Janice), Craig (Sherry); daughter, Connie (Greg); stepdaughter, Lisa (Eric); many grandchildren; brothers, Jack, Clyde, Berkley, Walter; sister, Jennie. A memorial service is to take place in Broad Cove United Church in Newfoundland on Friday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dialysis Unit, Waterford Hospital, 306 Waterford Bridge Rd., St. John's, NL A1E 4J8.


RICKETTS, Margaret Mary
Thursday, December 2, 2004    The Halifax Herald Limited
RICKETTS, Margaret Mary
- 84. Margaret passed away in Halifax on November 17, 2004, following a brief illness. She was born on the island of St. Brendan's, NL, to William and Martina (Walsh) Turner. She spent most of her adult life in Knight's Cove with husband Vincent, where they owned and operated a business, and where she was postmistress for 21 years. She loved a game of cards, trouting, knitting for her family and travelling each summer to visit with her children.

She is survived by children, Eileen (Bruce Fink), Winnipeg; Alice (John Stewart), Halifax; Agnes (Leif Bristow), Toronto; Brian (Gwen), Ottawa; Vera (Len Potter), Regina; Garry (Christie Tavenor), Trinity, NL; brother, Alphonsus Turner; four grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Vincent in 1993; four sisters and three brothers. Funeral services were held November 22 in King's Cove, NL.


THIBEAULT(Halleran), Mary Ellen
Tuesday, December 14, 2004    The Halifax Herald Limited
THIBEAULT(Halleran), Mary Ellen
- Entered into eternal rest at her winter home in St. Petersburg, Fla., Mary Ellen Thibeault, 91, passed away peacefully. Born August 13, 1913, in St. Vincent's, NL, Mary was a daughter of the late Peter and Florence Halleran (St. Vincent's, NL).

Mary enjoyed her life to the fullest. She loved to laugh, garden, play games of chance and travel. She had a wonderful sense of humour and was always happy to have visitors and share her wonderful life stories over a good cup of tea. Mary always had fun no matter where she was or who she was with. Her laugh will be greatly missed by all who loved her. Mary was a very hard worker all her life. In her early years, she was employed at the Waegwoltic and the Mayflower Curling Club, to name a few. Mary and her husband, Joseph built, owned and operated the Princess Lodge Motel for over 40 years.

She was predeceased by her loving husband, Joseph "Joe"; brothers, Gerald, Simon, Francis and John (St. Vincent's). Left to mourn her passing are her sister, Patricia (John) Richardson, Whitby, Ont.; brother, Fabian, St. Vincent's; nieces and nephews, Sharon, Peter, Joan, Fabian Jr. and Darren, St. Vincent's; and her many special friends of whom will miss her dearly. Visitation was held in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service 9 a.m. today in J.A. Snow Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Lower Sackville, following the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army, Canadian National Institute for the Blind or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.


WHEATON, Roland
Wednesday, December 1, 2004     The Halifax Herald Limited
WHEATON, Roland
- 86, Dartmouth, passed away November 30, 2004, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Fogo, NL, he was the son of the late William and Harriet (Hart) Wheaton. He worked as a plant superintendent for Imperial Oil in Newfoundland for 30 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anne (Trask); daughters, Barbara (Alfred) Schmidt, Montreal; Dawn (John) Gillis, Fort McMurray; sons, Larry (Mary) Wheaton, Dartmouth; Terry Wheaton, Corner Brook, NL; sisters, Hilda Pomeroy, Lewisport, NL; grandchildren, Michelle, Andrew, Kurt, Heidi, and Tyler; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son, Roy; daughter, Betty Lou; brother, Dorman. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Friday in Forest Hills United Church, Rev. Tom Woods officiating. Burial to follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.


WILLIAMS, Gladys Laura Rhoda
Sunday, January 2, 2005    The Halifax Herald Limited
WILLIAMS, Gladys Laura Rhoda
- 80, West Green Harbour, passed away Friday, December 31, 2004, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born on Cottles Island, NL, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Elsie (Short) King. She is survived by sons, Leo Williams, Lockeport; Ian Williams (Betty), East Green Harbour; Arnold Williams, East Green Harbour; daughters, Rita Thimot (Arden), Cornwallis; Margaret Scott (Lyle) and Stella Enslow (Arthur), both of West Green Harbour; Shirley Williams (Peter), Lunenburg; brothers, Herbert King, Grand Falls, NL; Lester King, Cottles Island; sisters, Joyce White, Baleta Canning, Rita Hill, all of Cottles Island; Joan Normore, Springdale, NL; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Daniel Williams; brothers, Percy, Phillip, Herbert; sisters, Stella, Yvonne, Tassie; one grandchild. Visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Lockeport. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Shelburne, Rev. Matthew Sponagle officiating. Burial in St. Thomas Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory to St. Peter's Anglican Church or any charity.


WISEMAN, Ian Rupert
Thursday, December 30, 2004    The Halifax Herald Limited
WISEMAN, Ian Rupert
- 54, passed away peacefully on Christmas Day (2004) after a courageous battle with multiple sclerosis. He will be sorely missed by his beloved daughter, Evelyn Rose; wife, Nancy Robb; mother, Margaret Rose; father, Rupert; sisters, Barbara Neely and Gail Wiseman-Reed. He will also be missed by his dog, Roxy. Born on June 6, 1950, in St. John's, NL, Ian was an award-winning television producer, professor and writer. He wrote several books of humor and non-fiction and, during his early struggle with MS, two collections of poetry. Diagnosed in March 1994, Ian faced his disease with dignity and humor. Many thanks to those who helped him throughout his journey: Home Care Nova Scotia, especially Cindy Bell; Northwood Home Care, especially Zibi, Joanna, Suzanne, Valerie, and Mary; and Dr. Graeme Bethune. A special thanks as well to friends Jim and Sue. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Multiple Sclerosis Society, Atlantic Division. Those who wish to pay respects may attend a memorial-reception at his home, 864 Robie St., Halifax, on Saturday, January 8, 2005, 2-5 p.m.

 

 

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