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She faithfully served her country in the Canadian Women's Army Corps during WWII. She was a remarkable woman and will be dearly missed by many. Besides her parents, Rosalie was predeceased by her husband, Arthur; son, Lloyd; sisters, Stella Skelcher, Lottie Dale, Winnie Boutlier, Alice Howard, Alma Merrick, Joan Bishop; and brother, Lloyd. Survived by her daughters, Joni (Ed) MacArthur, Vancouver, BC; Janet (Paul) Watson, Lawrencetown; Roseanne (Dave Purdy) Armitage, South Carolina; granddaughters, Robin Armitage, Truro; Julie (Francis Kearney) MacArthur, New Zealand; Tiffany (Mike Elliott) Watson, Lawrencetown; Samantha (Dennis) Simms, Lawrencetown; Grandsons, Ryan (Joowon) MacArthur, Fort Nelson, BC; Greg (Jen) Armitage, Truro; Dylan Purdy, South Carolina; Great-grandchildren, Alicia and Dominic Julian, Halifax; Marisol MacArthur, Fort Nelson, BC; Justin Armitage, Truro; brothers, Edward (Denise) Matthews, Dartmouth; Charles Matthews, Edmonton; brother-in-law, Ernest Armitage, St. Margarets Bay, Spencer Boutlier, Fairview; and many nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place. No services by request. Donations in Rosalie's memory may be sent to the Canadian Cancer Society.
CAINES (Ransome), Olive
At a young age of 16, Olive travelled to Halifax for work. A couple of years later she made the journey back to Newfoundland to marry her sweetheart. In 1956 with two small children in tow, they started a new life in Nova Scotia. Olive was a loving mother, a fantastic cook, and kept a very meticulous home. After the passing of her husband she kept up "Poppy's" tradition and never let her grandchildren leave without a small gift. Olive warmly welcomed everyone into her home and you knew you couldn't leave without a cup of tea and one of her famous scones. Olive's faith in the Bible's promises for the future gave her strength through her difficult times. Many thanks to everyone who supported her family over the last few years.
Memorial service to be held in Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at 77 Beaverbank Rd., Lower Sackville, Friday, December 9th at 6pm. Donations in memory may be made to Alzheimer's Society Halifax. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.coleharbourfuneral.com
HOPKINS, Dr. James Alfred "Jim"
Jim was born in Bishop's Falls and raised in Grand Falls, Newfoundland. A graduate of Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Technical College, he worked across Canada in the pulp and paper industry as a chemical engineer. In 1970, Jim returned to his native province to pursue a career in medicine. During his time as a physician, he served as president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association, who later awarded him with an honourary lifetime membership. He is also remembered for his work at the Newfoundland School for the Deaf. Jim was generous and funny, and he loved a good party. He could build or fix anything, much to the appreciation of the recipients of his handiwork. His much loved summer residence at Abel's Cape, Bay Fortune, PEI will not be the same without him. The family wishes to thank the respite care staff of Colville Manor, Souris, PEI, the palliative care team in Truro and the Colchester East Hants VON caregivers. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. A reception in Jim's memory will be held at Clovelly Golf Club, main clubhouse, St. John's, on Friday, December 30, from 2 to 5 pm. Arrangements are entrusted to the Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro, where online condolences may be conveyed at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com
LaFOSSE, Ruby Elaine
She is survived by her daughters, Yvonne (Donald) MacKay, St. George's Channel; Elaine (Gerard) Jellow, Antigonish; Christine (Leo) MacDonald, Port Hawkesbury; sons, Norman (Norma), Gander, NL; Donald, St. George's Channel; Shawn, Port Hawkesbury; brother, Josiah (Eva) Snow, Campbellton, NL; grandchildren, Shane, Christopher, Alesia, Amanda, Robert, Jennie, Cindy, Sherri, Natasha; great-grandchildren, Amber, Evan, Alex, Madison, Hannah, River and Kayden. She was predeceased by husband, George Robert; infant son, George James; brothers, Eldred, Norman, Ward, Pleaman; sisters, Violet, Janet, Sophie and Joyce.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, December 28 in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, December 29 from Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Port Hawkesbury with Rev. Susan Slater officiating. Burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Anglican Church, or a charity of one's choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com
O'KEEFE, Anne Marie
She was predeceased by siblings, Gertrude DeLong, Mary Frances O'Keefe, Bernard O'Keefe, Marie Shallow, Rose Deighan, Cyril O'Keefe, and Monica McNeill. She is survived by many nieces and nephews who fondly remember her hearty laugh and her generous spirit.
Anne's life will be celebrated at a funeral mass in St. Bridget's Catholic Church on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jose Thomas, Celebrant, and Deacon Wilfred Boudreau officiating. Reception to follow in Campbell Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Bridget's Catholic Church, 112 Mill Village Rd., Shubenacadie, NS B0N 2H0. Heartfelt thanks to the dedicated staff of Cedarstone who took such good care of Anne, and to faithful friends and frequent visitors, Sylvia McDougall, Jenny Malbeuf and Joan Tapuska. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. Please feel free to leave a message of condolence for the family in the Comments area below.
STRICKLAND, Vera (Strickland)
As a young lady in Newfoundland, Vera worked in a fish plant. In 1954, she and John moved to Lunenburg with their first child, Mary. In the years that followed, and as her family grew, she was a stay at home Mom. She loved to cook and knit and enjoyed time spent in her garden. She was a member of St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg, where she helped with the Chancel Guild. Vera was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Vera is survived by daughters, Mary (Mike Weagle) Cross, Chester Basin, Gladys (Andrew) Collicutt, Lunenburg; Ann (Jackie Titus) Strickland, Lunenburg; and a son, David (Colleen Haire) Strickland Dartmouth; grandchildren, Angela (Jeremy) Foote and Frederick Collicutt; great-grandchildren, Ava and Ethan Foote Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, John William Strickland and a son-in-law, Larry Cross; sister, Mary; brothers, Edward, Garfield and Hartley; sister-in-law, Theresa MacDonald.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213, Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg with visitation on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service to celebrate Vera's life will be held on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at St John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg with Father Alvin Westgate officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association or to St. John's Anglican Church.
TIBBO, Captain Earl Freeman
Earl moved to East Chezzetcook, Nova Scotia with his parents and siblings in 1947. When he moved to Mulgrave in the early 1960's he began fishing with Acadia Fisheries on the side trawlers; his career later moved to Halifax to work for the Bedford Institute of Oceanography. Earl moved his family to Havre Boucher in 1984 and worked on the trawlers outside of Canso until the offshore fishery was shut down. He then went on to Captain the pilot boats for SuperPort Marine Services until his retirement this past year.
Earl was first and foremost a family man. Earl was devoted to his wife Sharline and a proud father to his sons Paul and Chuck. He was especially proud of his grandchildren. Earl will forever be remembered for his big smile, sarcastic humour and quick wit. Earl loved fishing, laughing and telling stories, having a drink with his family or friends, spending time with his grandchildren, and of course, talking about the weather. Earl will be dearly missed by his family, friends and "four-legged" buddy Gizmo. His legacy will live on in the family and friends he leaves behind.
Rose was predeceased by her husband Roy; and her daughter Linda Hetherington. Rose is survived by her daughters, Nancy (Doug) Boudreau, Brookside, Gloria Perro, Dartmouth, Elaine Bochoff, Dartmouth; son, Don (Judy), Kingston, ON; son-in-law Wayne Hetherington; grandchildren, Greg Hetherington, Kyle (Nicki) Hetherington, Christianne (Marcel) Poisson, Garth Boudreau, Yana (Bob) Huot, Steven (Christine) Webb, Kim (Louis) Poisson, Matthew (Tanna) Bochoff, Michael Bochoff; and 9 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Elsie (Leo) LeClair, and many nieces and nephews whom she cared for fondly.
The funeral service will be held at 1pm on Thursday December 22, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street Dartmouth. Reception to follow. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Special thanks to Dr. Sanders and Mom's wonderful caregivers; Brenda, Alexis, Anne, and Catherine. Online condolences may be made by visiting the Dartmouth Chapel at www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com
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