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From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Halifax Herald
June 2009

 

ALDHOUSE (Adams), Lilian Georgina
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 11, 2009

- Passed away peacefully at home June 5, 2009. Born October 10, 1929, in Burin Bay, N.L., she was a daughter of the late George Manuel and Susanne (Brewer) Adams. She graduated from McGill with Honors and Acadia with a Masters in Education. Lilian was Principal of New Germany Elementary School until her retirement in 1981. Her husband, Basil and sister, Elsie Gillis predeceased Lilian. Survived by sisters, Shirley (George) Doyle; Olive Myers, and many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Donations can be made to any children's charity. Many thanks to Dr. David McKinnon, Tracy Bezanson RN Dept. of Health; Dr. Lori Burgess, Katrina Patterson RN, Kay Den Hartog Mid Valley Palliative Care. On-line condolences may be made through: www.middletonfuneralhome.com


BERKSHIRE, David Keith
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 11, 2009

61, Wileville, Passed away on June 27, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, after a short battle with cancer. Born in Spencer's Cove, Placentia Bay, N.L., on July 2, 1947, he was the youngest son of the late Capt. Clement and Annie (Burton) Berkshire. In September 1964, David started working for H.R. Doane and Company (predecessor of Grant Thornton LLP) in Grand Falls, N.L. He moved to Liverpool, in September of 1970 and to Bridgewater in August 1972 and worked until February 2009. He became Principal of Grant Thornton LLP in 1999.

Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Mavis (Mercer); son Jeffrey; daughters, Lisa (Douglas) Laird, Nancy and Julie; grandchildren, Angus and Megan Laird; brother, Raymond (Alma); sisters, Joyce Wareham, Bertha (Gordon) Williams, Barbara James; sister-in-law, Dawna Berkshire. David was predeceased by his brother, Allan. Cremation has taken place under the direction of R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville. A memorial service in celebration of David's life was held 2 p.m. Friday, July 3, in Bridgewater United Church, Rev. Ivan Norton officiating. A private family burial was held in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater. A reception for family and friends followed the service in the Church Hall. Memorial Donations may be made to the David K. Berkshire Memorial Scholarship Fund C/O Grant Thornton LLP, ATT. Jeff Sabean P.O. Box 220, Bridgewater, NS B4V 2W8, Bridgewater United Church, Sherbrooke Lake Camp or the charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be made by visiting: www.corkumfuneralhome.ca     The family would like to express their gratitude to the many friends who have shown their support during this difficult time.


BLACKMORE, Frederick Isaac
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 7, 2009

64, formerly of Truro and Newfoundland, passed away June 25, 2009, in Willow Lodge Home For Special Care, Tatamagouche. Surviving is son, Shawn Blackmore, Eureka, Pictou Co. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be at a later date in Newfoundland. Donations to any branch of SPCA would be appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Coulter's Funeral Home (657-3288) P.O. Box 190, Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0. Private condolences can be forwarded to the family visiting the funeral Home website at: www.mmcfunerals.ca


BURSEY (Pullin) (Crue), Constance Barbara
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 15, 2009
Corner Brook, N.L., 1927 - 2009
, passed peacefully away with her family by her side, on Sunday, June 14, 2009 in her residence, Mrs. Connie Bursey at the age of 82 years. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are her daughters, Pat Pullin-Séguin (Denis), Ottawa, Ont.; Linda Pullin (Fred Kilcup), Halifax; Betty Lamont (Harry), Truro; Cathy Chaisson (Bill), Corner Brook, N.L. and Joanne Pullin (Darryl Smith), Halifax; daughter-in-law, Ruth Pullin, Little Rapids, N.L.; grandchildren, Andrew Pullin (Karin), Elizabeth Pullin (Peter Gordon), Stéphanie Séguin, Benjamin Pullin, Wendy Kilcup, Michelle Lamont, Timothy Lamont, Gregory Chaisson, Sarah Chaisson, Emily Chaisson and Alexsandria Ryan; great-grandson, Spencer Pullin; stepgrandchildren, Nancy Djogbenou (Eddie), Paul Kilcup; step great-grandchild, Isaac; sister, Leitha Thorson, Calgary, Alta., and brother, Alan Crue (Mabel), Summerside, P.E.I.; sisters-in-law, Marnie Pullin, Comox, B.C. and Dorothy (Don) Muir, Perth, Ont., as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Lloyd Pullin (1974); son, William Bill, (1993); second husband, F.D. Bursey, (1998); grandson, André Séguin (2007) and brother-in-law, Norman Pullin (2007). Visitation was held in Fillatre's Funeral Home, 4 St. Marks Ave. on Monday 7-9 p.m. and will be again today 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday June 17th at 2 p.m. from Fillatre's Chapel, St. Marks Avenue with Rev. Dr. Cole officiating. Cremation to follow at Humber Valley Crematorium, followed by a private family burial. As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Daffodil Place or to the charity of one's choice. The family guest book may be signed or a memorial donation may be made through our website: www.fillatre.ca


CRANE, Paul Francis
Halifax/Mahone Bay
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 11, 2009

The family and friends of Paul Francis Crane (Halifax and Mahone Bay) mourn his passing on Sunday, June 7, 2009, at home in his beloved Mahone Bay. Born in St. John's, N.L., in 1953, he was a devoted, loving husband and best friend to Penny Hustins Crane, and caring father of sons, Christopher Peter Crane, Calgary, and Jeffrey Ronald Crane, Denton, Tex. He was much loved by Tyler Mosher (Deb) and Amy Mosher Caesar (Michael) and by grandsons, Benjamin Caesar and Rowan Caesar. Paul is survived by Christopher and Jeffrey's mother, Helen Crane, as well as by siblings, all from St. John's, N.L., Patricia Riche (David), Brenda Dawson (Victor) and twin brother, Peter Crane (Lana). He was predeceased by his parents, George and Ellen Mary (Ryan) Crane (Military Road, St. John's, N.L.), and his brother, Donald Crane (Helen) (Stratford, Ont.).

After 21 years with the Business Development Bank of Canada, Paul retired as Senior Manager in 2004. He remained active in business through his consulting firm, Paul Crane Projects and was very proud of his affiliation with Nova Scotia Co-operative Council. Paul was extremely active in the business and volunteer communities, and was involved during his life with organizations such as Metropolitan Halifax Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Committee; Junior Achievement Mainland Nova Scotia; as a Director, Hockey Nova Scotia; as Tournament Chair, Atlantic Irving Cup; as Discipline Chair, Nova Scotia Minor Hockey Association; The United Way- Provincial Chair for BDC; Canadian Cancer Society; Heart and Stroke Foundation; as Vice President, Martello Condominium Corporation; as President, Heritage Way Condominium Corporation; as a Board member Symphony Nova Scotia; as a Board member Regional Development Association of Mahone Bay; as a Director, Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Network; and as a Director of the Community Investment Fund, part of a community economic strategy associated with the Harbour Solutions Project in Halifax.

Paul will be remembered and his life celebrated by countless numbers of friends across Canada. His warm and engaging spirit will be missed by all who knew him and worked with him. His care and devotion to Penny was evident to all who knew them; any who travelled with Penny, no matter how far, would marvel at their regular and constant communication. Devoted to one another, sharing continuous laughter and joy in one another, they found special delight in the antics of their darling Old English Bulldog, Stella Marie. All who knew Paul, will celebrate the man of the vivacious and fun loving spirit, contagious laugh, and ever twinkling eyes. He was both generous and giving to all who sought his assistance and with the many who did not; he loved his work and looked forward to getting started every Monday morning.

Inquisitive, he would never let a curiosity go unexplored. He had a passion for politics, tennis, hockey and a challenging debate. He was oh so content when tending his garden in Mahone Bay. He loved fashion, and some might say his fondness of shoes would rival Imelda Marcos. His neighbours adored him both in Halifax and in Mahone Bay. He loved to travel, near and far, and he will be missed at regular haunts in Lunenburg and Freeport, Maine. An avid reader, especially of the Newfoundland authors, Paul was consulted by friends everywhere for advice on what the next great read will be.

It was a particular treat to be invited to the Crane household, where Paul would show off his talents as a "foodie" and his friends would enjoy the fruits of his cuisine and his talent as a creative chef and entertainer. No meal was complete without a fine bottle of red wine, a vigorous discussion of politics and world events, topped off with amusing stories told in the best tradition of a genuine Newfoundland raconteur.

Visitation was held in Snow's Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax Thursday between 4 and 7 p.m. A celebration of the life of Paul Crane will be held at a funeral mass in St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Spring Garden Road, Halifax today, June 12, at 2 pm. Family flowers only. The family request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Maritime Heart Centre, Cardiovascular Clinic, 2269-1796 Summer St., the Halifax Infirmary Site, QEII, Halifax, NS B3H 3A7. Email condolences can be sent to: condolences.snow@ns.aliantzinc.ca


KAI, Alice Frances
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 12, 200
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85, Beaver Bank, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 9, 2009. Born in St. John's, N.L., she was a daughter of the late John and May (Seaward) March. She will be lovingly remembered and never forgotten by sons, Bill (Susan) Kai, Ancaster, Ont.; Charles Kai, Dartmouth; daughters, Lillian Kai, Dartmouth; Linda Kai, Halifax; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; several siblings. She was predeceased by her husband, Jim Kai and daughter, Anna Kai. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Ivy Meadows Nursing Home for their care and support given to Alice during her time with them. Arrangements are under the care and direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield (477-5601). By request, there will be no visitation. A private service of remembrance for family and residents will be held on Saturday, June 13, at 2 p.m. in Ivy Meadows Nursing Home, Beaver Bank. Interment to follow in Fairview Lawn Cemetery. Donations in Alice's memory may be made to Dartmouth Stroke Support Club. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.walkerfh.com

KAI, Alice Frances
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 28, 2009

83, Beaver Bank, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 9, 2009. Born in St. John's, N.L., she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Seaward) Marsh. She will be lovingly remembered and never forgotten by sons, Bill (Susan) Kai, Ancaster, Ont.; Charles Kia, Dartmouth; daughters, Lillian Kai, Dartmouth; Linda Kai, Halifax; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild; several siblings. She was predeceased by her husband, Jim Kai; daughter, Anna Kai and great-granddaughter, Gillian McGinnis. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Ivy Meadows Nursing Home for the care and support given to Alice during her time with them. Please contact J. Albert Walker Funeral Home for further information regarding donations made in Alice's memory to the Dartmouth Support Stroke Club.


MARTIN, Mary Ellen
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 21, 2009

81, Dartmouth. It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Mary Ellen Martin, who passed away June 20, 2009, at home surrounded by family. Born in St. Lawrence, N.L., she was a daughter of Leo Brewer and Mary Lundrigan. Survived by her husband, Andy Martin; daughters, Yvette Martin and Denise Anstey; sons, Patrick Martin (Crista) and Vincent Martin, (partner Joe); brothers, Ambrose Brewer, Toronto; Francis Brewer, Newfoundland; grandchildren, Nicole and Jennifer Hirtle, Ryan and Abbey Martin, and great-grandchild, Nia.

She began her career as a nurse at Victoria General Hospital until 1959 when she met the love of her life Andy Martin, who she married on June 27, 1959. She was an active member of the church as a teacher of Sunday school as well as an avid student of religious studies. She spent many hours volunteering at the Cole Harbour Rehabilitation Centre. Mary loved flowers from Dad's garden, the love and respect of her friends and the hugs of her children and grandchildren. Most of all Mary loved life and we celebrate the hundreds of lives she has touched with her love.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, in St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, June 25, also in St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Father Irek Bem officiating. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Canadian Cancer Society.


PENNY, Ronald J. "John"
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 15, 2009

- 82, passed away peacefully in the Halifax Infirmary QEII on Saturday, June 13, 2009, after a brief illness. Born in Ramea, NL. on August 17, 1926, he was a son of the late Gordon and Mary Penny. John moved to Halifax when he was three years old. He was raised and educated in Halifax and later worked for Crane for 42 years in Ontario and Nova Scotia. The last surviving member of his immediate family, he is survived by his sister-in-law, Carol Penny; nephews, Greg, Brian and Sean Penny, and niece Shari Brooks. Besides his parents he was predeceased by brothers, Gerald and Kevin. No visitation by request. Funeral mass to be held in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Oxford Street, Halifax at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 16 presided over by Father Owen Connolly. Cremation to follow. Donations to a charity of choice. On-line condolences at: condolences.snow@ns.aliantzinc.ca


PORTER, J. George
Pomquet
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 2, 2009
Born at Stellarton, Newfoundland, Canada

It is with great sadness that the family of George Porter announce his passing on June 30, 2009. Growing up in Stellerton, he was the son of the late David and Margaret Anne (Doyle) Porter.

George grew up around the family business, D. Porter and Son. George had a firm belief in the Cooperative Model and at an early age was inspired by Fr. Jimmy Tompkins, living his life around these principles. After his start in the family business he went on to found "Co-op Building Supplies" in Sydney, N.S., acting as general manager until his retirement.

George was an active member of the Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus for 67 years, holding several offices including Grand Knight and State Treasurer. In retirement, George and Margaret, his wife of 66 years, operated Porters Bed and Breakfast in Pomquet, N.S., where they were warmly welcomed into the community. This continued to be an ongoing source of pride, satisfaction and life long friendships and gave them wonderful retirement years.

George is survived by the love of his life, Margaret (Mc Daniel) Porter; daughters, Virginia (Bill) Turner, Pomquet, Jane Hominick, Riverview, N.B.; and sons, Dave (Josephine), Sackville, N.S., and Terry, Ontario; his brother, Clarence (Gladys) Porter, Stellerton; and his special sister-in-law, Catherine McDaniel, NE Margaree, N.S. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Sarah (Joseph) Abihanna, Halifax, Daniel Porter, Sackville, N.S., David (Jocelyn) Turner, Edmonton, Alta., and Laura (Jason) Hominick, Riverview, N.B., who were his pride and joy and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents George was predeceased by his brother, Garfield, and sisters, Eileen (JP) MacNeil and Virginia (Owen) McCarthy. The family will be receiving visitors at MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish, Thursday, July 2, 7-9 p.m. and Friday, July 3, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funereal mass, celebrated by Fr. Peter Baccardax, will be held at Ste. Croix parish church, Pomquet, on Saturday, July 4 at 11 a.m. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of George may be made to Antigonish and Area Homemaker Service or Ste. Croix cemetery fund. Special thanks to Dr. P. Allan, the staff at Saint Martha's Hospital. Words of comfort can be sent to the family by visiting www.MacIsaacs.ca


RIDEOUT, George Allan
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 30, 2009

47, of Frank George's Island, St. Margaret's Bay, passed away Thursday June 25, 2009 as a result of a drowning accident in St. Margaret's Bay. Born in Grand Bank, NFLD, he was the son of John Rideout and Emma Rogers (Anstey). Survived by sons, Wilson Dave, John Allan and Michael James, all of Seabright; daughter, Linda Marie (Jimmy), Seabright; brothers, Sam (Ann), Fortune, NFLD; Gerald (Peggy), Dartnouth; Ronald (Wanda), French Village; sisters, Margaret (Harry) Green, New Melbourne, NFLD; Anne (Louis) Boland, French Village; Alice (Leonard) Green, New Melbourne, NFLD; Tracey (Claude), Souir, PEI; grandson, Dylan James. The family will receive visitors 7-9 p.m. Tuesday June 30th. A celebration of life will be held 10 am Wednesday July 1st both from the Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, 13549 Peggy's Cove Road, Tantallon. Majors Bond and Marina Jennings officiating. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Rideout family in care of Ronnie Rideout. Online condolences can be made to www.rawalker.ca


ROEDER, Minnie Dorcas
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 15, 2009

90, Halifax. The last surviving member of her immediate family, she passed away Sunday, June 14, 2009, in Melville Lodge. Born in Collins Cove, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Hannah Collins. She met her husband Irvin in St. John's, N.L., and following marriage, moved to Halifax, where they raised their daughter, Shirleen. Minnie was a long-time member of Fairview United Church Women's Association, and she and her late husband were members of the High Tide Drifters Camping Association. She is survived by daughter, Dr. Shirleen Roeder, Connecticut, USA; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband of over 50 years, Irvin Roeder; sister, Myrtle Banfield; brothers, Raymond and Henry. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, where visitation will be held 7-9 p.m., Wednesday. Funeral service 11 a.m., Thursday in Fairview United Church. Rev. Heather Fraser officiating. Reception to follow in church hall. Interment in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill. Donations in memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. On-line condolences may be sent by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com


STRICKLAND, Charles Edwin
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 28, 2009

85, Tanner's Settlement, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2009, in Shoreham Village Nursing Home in Chester. Born in Rose Blanche, N.L., he was a son of the late Henry and Jane Strickland. In his earlier years, Charles went to sea, fishing and then later worked in the Nickel Mines in Sudbury, Ont. He returned to Lunenburg and worked on the Okay Boats, out of LaHave and retired after many years with National Sea Products, Lunenburg. He enjoyed spending his time carving duck decoys and making model boats.

Charles is survived by son, Wayne (Heather) Strickland, Chelsea; sister, Irene Collins, Kippens, N.L., and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by several brothers and sisters. A graveside committal service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in First South Cemetery, First South, Rev. Robert Zinck officiating. Flowers from the immediate family only. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or First South Cemetery. www.sweenyfuneralhome.ca


WHITE, Percy Joseph
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 11, 2009

- 71, passed away June 9, 2009, at home. Born in Stephenville Crossing, N.L., he was a son of the late Alexander and Dorothy White. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Carla, Blain (Kim), Shane (Tammy), Percy, Cheryl (Elliot) Lawrence and Darren; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Lorna (Robert Norrix); brother, Karl, and he was predeceased by sister Claris in 2007. Percy was an artist, a song writer, and he worked as a security guard. A memorial service will be held in Kingdom Hall, Forest Hill Parkway at 2:30 p.m. today. Friends may call following the service at the hall. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Cole Harbour Funeral Home. Interment at a later date in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Sackville. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.


WISEMAN, Rupert
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, July 4, 2009

88, of Springdale, NL., passed away peacefully at home on June 30, 2009. Born on Little Bay Island on October 29, 1920, he was a son of the late Fred Wiseman and Winnie (Parsons) Wiseman. He graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia Technical College in the late 1930s and then went on to enjoy an illustrious 40-year career as a mining engineer. A past president of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL), Rupe worked for the Newfoundland Government, Sysco Gold Mines, and Newfoundland Fluorspar (Alcan). He joined Alcan's head office in Montreal as a director before he retired in 1976. The Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy recognized his contributions to the mining industry with an honorary membership and District Distinguished Service Award in 1989. In 2008, he received an Engineers Canada Fellowship from PEGNL. An avid hunter and fisherman, he was also known for completing topographical maps of the Green Bay area of northwestern Newfoundland.

Predeceased by his son, Ian, Rupe is survived by his loving wife, Margaret (Taylor) Wiseman; his devoted daughters, Barbara and Gail; and grandchildren, Erik, Linnaea, Evelyn, Brad, and Lisa. A memorial service will be held in Grace United Church, Main Street, Springdale at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 9. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

 

 

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