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BENT, Rev. Sonja
Sonja completed her Masters of Divinity at the Atlantic School of Theology. Sonja spent many happy years as a United Church minister in Hickman's Harbour on Random Island, NL. Her commitment to the church also included Sunday school, junior choir, youth group, bible study and weekend workshops. She was very active in the Lawrencetown United Church as well as Riverview United Church in Elmsdale.
Sonja enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a loving mother, foster mother, wonderful grandmother and friend to all. She will be sadly missed by her loving children, Christie-Jo (Joe) LaRosa, Sharon (Dale) Shaw, Michelle (Bill) Euloth, Kim (Jason) Chesley, Melinda Bent, and her 13 grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by siblings, John DeBoer, Andy DeBoer and Elizabeth DeBoer-Ashworth. She was predeceased by her loving son, Jim, and sister, Audrey Postma. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in Riverview United Church, Elmsdale, Rev. Betty D'Arby officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Cancer Society.
BRANSFIELD, Sister Hannah (Sister St. William), CND
BRIDGER, Gerald Edward
Surviving are his wife of almost 50 years, Anna Marie (Benoit); daughters, Denyse Marie, Desirée (John J.) Smith, both of Dartmouth; son, Gary Gerald; brothers, Harold (Marie), Millertown, NL; Carl (Joan), Nippers Harbour, NL; Kevin (Linda) Osmond, Lewisporte, NL; sisters, Maisie McCarroll, Toronto; Shirley (Bill) Baker, Gander, NL; grandchild, Shannon Marie; nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held on Friday, March 18, at 2 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Reception to follow in the funeral home reception centre. Donations to Canadian Diabetes Association. On-line condolences by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com
BYRNE, Gerald Joseph "Jerry"
COOMBS (Matchum), Bessie Annie
Bessie is survived by her daughters, Monnie Hayden, Porters Lake; Maude (Gord) Collins, Chezzetcook; Marjorie Coombs, Ontario; son, Joe (Barb), Sydney; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four sisters and one brother, who reside in Newfoundland. She was predeceased by her husband, William; sons, George and Ronald. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where the family will receive friends from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in St. John's Anglican Church, corner of Lake Major Road and Highway 7, Rev. Pam Bishop officiating. Interment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville. If so desired, a donation in Bessie's memory to Osteoporosis Society of Canada, 33 Laird Dr., Toronto, ON M4G 3S8 would be appreciated. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the hospital and nursing home staff at The Birches Nursing Home for their care. On-line condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com
DEAN (Atwood), Valetta Joan Marie
His family moved to Cape Breton at the age of three and he was raised in Louisbourg. His wife of 36 years and love of his life, Mary Sandra Dollimount; sons, Jamie, Everett and Nicolas, and grandson, Jacob, survive him, as does his brother, Wallace Dollimount (Catherine), Sydney, and sister, Gladys Miles (Jim), Catalone.
He sailed on draggers as a young man. Donnie was also a carpenter and worked on many projects around Cape Breton, like the Fortress of Louisbourg and the Sydney steel plant, to mention a few. He was a welder and electronic repairman, which only mentions the skills he actually obtained schooling in. He was the original Donnie of all trades. He was a member for many years of the St. Peter's Lions Club and volunteered doing taxes in the community for years as well.
Donnie's greatest legacy is what he did for so many in his days. If you ever wondered who it was who stopped and helped you on the side of the highway when you were broke down, it was probably Donnie.
Donnie entertained many in his days with his playing of the accordion. His greatest passion, next to his family and friends, was fishing. You could usually find Donnie, when he had any free time, with his friends and family on the walls of the St. Peter's Canal, fishing whatever dared to pass the hook of the greatest fisherman to ever drop a hook in the water. He fed many with his catches and also taught so many others the art of fishing, which he definitely proved was an art. He did a lot of small game hunting in his younger days. Donnie lent a helping hand to so many and he would have greatly appreciated having those who knew him come out to give thanks and remember his example of what good one person can do.
For those who wish to honour him, just think of him whenever someone needs a hand and follow his example of giving of oneself to better the lives of all around. The family would like to give thanks to the staff of the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, with a special thanks to nurses Pam and Marion of 5.2. Arrangements are under the direction of Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's. The visitation will be in West L'Ardoise today and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Holy Guardian Angels Church, where funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m., Father Barrett Clare-Johnson officiating.
EMBRETT (Barrett), Geraldine Vernie "Bubbles"
She is survived by son, Richard; daughter, Paulette, both at home. Also surviving are her son, Terry (Heather Harnish), Spryfield; sisters, Elizabeth "Betty" Jollimore and Dawn Beare, both of Halifax; Joan (Leo Thorne), Calgary, Alta.; brother, Gerald "Tubby" (June), Victoria, B.C. She will be sadly missed by beloved dog, Sassy. She was predeceased by her husband, Bill Embrett, who passed away in 1992; two sons in infancy; brothers, Robert "Topsey", Halifax; Reginald "Tittles", Coburg, Ont.
She worked for many years at Regal Stationery on Argyle/Cornwallis Streets. She was an avid animal lover who, over the years, loved and lost four dogs and a cat. She will be very deeply missed by her family and sadly missed by friends and kind neighbours. Special thanks to the palliative care team for all their help. Cremation has taken place in Atlantic Funeral Home, Halifax. Burial will take place in Oakridge Memorial Gardens, Lower Sackville at a later date, when there will be a small family service held. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or any animal charity. On-line condolences by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com
GARLAND, Isabel S.
GREENOUGH, Edna Mildred
She was a member of St. George's Anglican Church, Halifax. She was employed with Birks Jewelers and later as a ward clerk at the VG Site, QEII, until her retirement. For many years Edna was an IODE member of the Westmount Chapter.
Surviving are son, Gary (Sharon), Dartmouth; grandchildren, Shauna (Jonathan) Richardson, Calgary, Alta.; Jason, South Korea; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Horace; brother, Hubert; sisters, Blanche and Emily. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors on Saturday, April 2, from 10:30-11 a.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, at which time a memorial service will be held, Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. A reception will follow in Atlantic Funeral Home Family Reception Centre. Family flowers only. Donations in Edna's memory can be made to a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be made by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com
HATCHER, Winnifred Louise
HUNT, Jabez Wilfred
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Grace Weeks; daughters, Paulette (Michael) Flynn, Lake Echo; Renata (Cyril) Watkins, Lower Sackville; sons, Hayward (Barb), London, Ont.; Ronald (Verina), Dartmouth; Robert (Vivian), Rodney (Theresa), both of Lower Sackville; Bruce (Darlene), Dartmouth; sister, Gladys, Valleyfield, NL; brothers, Richard, Clark's Beach, NL; Clarence (Litzie), St. John's, NL; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. He was predeceased by daughter, Audrey Knee; first wife, Verna Sturge, as well as five siblings and one grandchild. Visiting will be 7-9 p.m. Sunday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Evangel Pentecostal Church, 1412 Cole Harbour Rd., Rev. Philip Taylor officiating. A reception will immediately follow in the church hall. Burial will be in Oakridge Cemetery, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation.
JENSEN, Abraham Lewis "Abe"
JOHNSON, Margaret Mary
She is survived by her husband, Willard "Wick"; sons, Johnny (Liz) Miles, Waterloo; Trevor (Sherry) Miles, Lake Charlotte; Daniel and Billy Miles, Toronto; Bobby Miles, Halifax; daughters, Rebecca Miles, Highfield Park; Diana (Robert) Bennett, Cole Harbour; Darlene Miles (Dean), Beaver Bank; stepsons, Joseph (Charlene) Johnson, Hammonds Plains; James (Carla), Mount Uniacke; Wayne Johnson, Spryfield; Robert Johnson, Highfield Park; stepdaughters, Debbie (Charlie) Wamback and Brenda (James) Williams, both of Sackville; Margaret Johnson, Dartmouth; brothers, Clarence, Austin and John McCarthy; sisters, Jean and Madeline; 23 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by son, Derek; brothers, Bill, Mike, Dan; sisters, Bridget and Sheila. Arrangements are under the care and direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield (477-5601). The family would appreciate remembrances to Canadian Cancer Society, Leukemia Division.
LEDDICOTE, John Joseph, Rev. Major, Ret'd
While in Britain he was a member of the British Armed Forces. John was a Baptist minister for many years and retired as an Anglican Priest for the area of Stewiacke and Shubenacadie. At one time he was regional dean for the Anglican Diocese. He was an avid gardener, horticulturist, beekeeper and carpenter. John was a very talented man who served above and beyond the call of duty to improve the lives of those around him and he will be sadly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Sheila May (Sweetland); daughters, Vivienne E. Leddicote, Greenwood; Lynda C. (Lenlie) Harris, Greenwood; Elizabeth K. (Matthew) Leddicote, Halifax; son, Martyn N.D. (Norah) Leddicote, Lewisporte, NL; nine grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by son, Dean C.S. Leddicote; and infant sister, Elizabeth. A legion tribute service will be held 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, followed by visitation until 9 p.m. in Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Stewiacke, Bishop Fred Hiltz officiating, assisted by Rev. Carl Fraser. A reception will follow in the church hall. Interment will be in Tremont Cemetery, Greenwood. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch. E-mail condolences may be sent to: email@example.com
LIGHTFOOT, Mary Ellen
She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by daughter, Betty (Tim) MacLeod, Wolfville; sons, Louis (Elaine), New Minas; William "Bill" (Janet) and Bruce, both of Kentville; Brian (Bonnie), Ottawa, Ont.; daughter-in-law, Shirley Lightfoot, New Minas; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Anne (Floyd) Corey, Halifax; Theresa (Sam) Dollimount, Burgeo, NL; brother, Raymond (Harriett), Burgeo, NL; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Marie Harvie and Doll Porter. She was predeceased by her husband, James "Jim"; daughter, Shirley Tucker; son, Chester; sisters, Emily, Theresa, Gladys, Elizabeth; brothers, Rupert, Nathan, William, John. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, March 19, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where a funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 20, Rev. Robert Billings officiating. Private family burial will take place in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings Co. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or IWK Health Centre Foundation. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
Born in 1910 in Twillingate, NL, Victor was the son of the late William and Hepzebah Minty. A student of Engineering at Mount Alison University during the 1930's, Victor had an insatiable appetite for knowledge. A true telephone pioneer, Victor worked his entire career with Maritime Telephone and Telegraph Company (now Aliant). Victor modestly laid claim to running many of Nova Scotia's original telephone lines and installing many of the first telephones and switch boards throughout the province. In retirement, he volunteered his time to the Red Cross, the Telephone Pioneers, and the Golden K club.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Rita (Coakley); daughters, Norine Heselton and Dr. Frances Minty (Steven Wells), all of Dartmouth. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held in St. James United Church, Portland Street, Dartmouth, at 1 p.m. today. A reception will follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, please remember Victor with a donation to the Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St., Dartmouth.
MOORE, Gerald Samuel
Born in Cow Head, NL, he was a son of the late Jeremiah and Mary Ellen "Nellie" (Barkhouse) Payne. He moved to Chester at a young age, was educated there and enlisted in the West Nova Scotia Regiment in 1939 at the onset of the Second World War. At age 17, he went to England with the unit and served in Sicily, Italy, France, Germany and Holland. He returned home in 1945 and lived in Shubenacadie where he married and fathered seven children. Later he returned to Chester where he worked at various odd jobs. Herman was a popular entertainer, playing his guitar and mouth organ wherever and whenever he got the opportunity. He learned to play the guitar from Hank Snow. He was well-known in the Chester area as a kind and gentle person. He was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 133, Enfield.
Herman leaves to mourn his brother, Joseph "Joe" (Mae), Chester; children, Jeremiah, Edmonton, Alta.; David, Reuben, Diane, Suzanne and Lowell "Teddy", all in Ontario; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his son, Charles; sisters, Blanche, Anne, and Jean; brothers, Scott and Arnold. Visitation 7-8 p.m. today in Davis Funeral Home, Chester. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester, Rev. Leonard Bednar officiating. Burial in Bayview Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Shoreham Village Home.
POTTLE, William John
William "Bill" was the son of the late James and Sarah (Snow) Pottle (Sydney, formerly of Newfoundland). Bill will be lovingly remembered always by his wife of 64 years, Danena (Lena) Pottle (MacDonald); daughter, Brenda (Gordon) MacDonald, Middle River; and his treasured grandson and granddaughter, Brad and Megan (Sheldon) MacDonald; also brother, Jim (Cookie) Pottle, Donnie (Carmen) Pottle, both of Sydney; sisters, Alma (Bill) Musgrave, Sydney; Georgina (John) Campeau, Winnipeg, and their families. Besides his parents, Bill was predeceased by stepmother, Livie (Snow) Pottle; sisters, Stella Parent (California), Ada Hopps (Winnipeg); and dearly loved infants, a son and a daughter.
Bill was a resident for a short time at the Cove and also lived for several years at Harbourstone Enhanced Care. Bill was nurtured back to health many times by his loving family and friends and will be sadly missed, but always remembered. Visitation will be today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral proceedings will be Tuesday, March 22, at 11 a.m. in Bethel Presbyterian Church. Burial in Middle River Cemetery. Donations in memory of Bill may be made to Bethel Presbyterian Church or a charity of choice. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at: firstname.lastname@example.org
WEATHERBY, Lillian M.
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Blanche; son, Harold (Rita); his daughter, Mary (Len); sister, Elizabeth; brother, Roy; and his pride and joy, grandchildren, Danielle, Nicole, Nicholas, Nathaniel, and Kathryn. He was predeceased by several brothers and sisters. No visitation. Memorial service will be held in St. John's Anglican Church, Dutch Village Road at 2 p.m. today, Rev. Randy Townsend officiating. Reception to follow in the church. Interment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations to Philae Temple Crippled Children Fund.
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