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BILLARD, Matilda "Annie" - January 22, 2017
She is survived by sons, Keith (Karen) Williams, Cole Harbour; Henry (Anne) Williams, Lower Sackville; sisters, Marie Griffen; Elizabeth Robia, both of Timberlea; brother, Henry (Patsy) Thorne, Halifax; grandchildren, Joey (Rebecca) Williams, Cole Harbour; Jeffrey (Jennifer) Williams, Cole Harbour; Tara Lee Williams, Lower Sackville; great-grandchildren, Brayden; Georgia; Tucker; Elijah; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Billard; brothers-in-law Cyril Griffen, Amos Robia.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Cole Harbour Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held 11:00 am, Thursday, January 26, 2017 in St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Timberlea. Interment in church cemetery. Reception to follow in church hall. Donations in Annie's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.coleharbourfuneral.com
During the war, Phil served in the Royal Air Force and while in Halifax, he met Mary (nee Mary Rozee), his wife of 73 years. They lived happily in Halifax with their children, Heather (Mrs. Ken Spriggs, Ancaster, Ontario) and Sandy (Mrs. Ron Wellings, Simcoe, Ontario). Phil will be deeply missed by his family. He was a great Dad, always ready to do whatever or taxi wherever. His grandchildren, Kelly Spriggs (Ancaster, Ontario), Anne McLauchlin (Brantford, Ontario), Heather (Mrs. Steve Dambrosi, Tampa, Florida) and Alison (Mrs. Hugo Espinosa, Columbia, South Carolina) and great grandchildren, Meagan and Kaitlin McLauchlin (Brantford, Ontario) have many fond memories of times spent with Grampy, his many stories and jokes.
Phil worked with the Prudential Insurance Company for over 30 years where he met and made many friends along the way. He always seemed to meet someone wherever he was and loved to stop and chat. An avid fisherman, Phil loved his yearly trip to Newfoundland. Although he enjoyed many fishing spots in Nova Scotia, the trout in Trinity Pond were always the "pinkest" and the best. Phil and Mary moved to Brantford, Ontario in 2012 to be closer to family.
Funeral arrangements are through Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, Ancaster, Ontario. A family service is planned for Friday, February 3, 2017. Online condolences are available at: www.dbancaster.ca Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice.
ELLSWORTH, Woodrow Norman "Woody"
Woody will be greatly missed by his children Angela Ellsworth of Fort McMurray, AB, Anthony Ellsworth of Truro; step-children Colin Bernard (Holly), Sunshine Bernard (Glen), Natasha Bernard (Eugene), all of Millbrook First Nation; grandchildren, Chyanne and Ashley Ellsworth both of Fort McMurray, Madison White of Upper Kennetcook, Sophie, Mattea and Toby Bernard, all of Millbrook First Nation; God Father Walter Martin and his loving pet "Chip" Bernard. Fondly remembered by his siblings Ruby Hillier (Norman) of Corner Brook, NF, Catherine Decker of Rocky Harbour, NF, Sarah Payne (Lawrence) of Cow Head, NF, Mildred House of Hawke's Bay, NF, Dorothy Shepherd (Clarence) of Sackville, NS, Marion Butt (Walter) of Drayton Valley, AB. Samuel Ellsworth of Rocky Harbour, NF, Russell Ellsworth (Carolyn) of Stephenville, NF, Lloyd Ellsworth (Ruby) of Rocky Harbour, NF, Noel Ellsworth (Corinne) of Fort McMurray, AB. He will be truly missed by his many nieces and nephews, relatives and dear friends. Along with his parents, Woody was predeceased by his sister Karzena White (Simone), brother Leonard Ellsworth, God-mother Linda Julien, and his love of his life Janet Bernard who he missed so dearly after her passing but now is reunited.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Visitation will take place after 4 pm Monday, Jan. 2nd at the family residence, 11 Church Road, Millbrook First Nation and will continue until funeral service on Wednesday, Jan. 4th at 11 am in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Millbrook, with Father Jim O'Connor officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Millbrook. A Salite and meal will follow in the Community Hall. Family flowers only. Donations in Woody's memory may be made to the SPCA or to a charity of choice. Private messages of condolence can be sent to the family by viewing Woody's obituary and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com
HOOPEY, Donald William
He will be deeply missed by his friends and family, especially his favourite dog, known to most as Tedi MacNeil. Survived by his wife Mary (MacNeil) of 29 years; sons Andy, of Dartmouth, Sean (Bethan), of Ottawa, Todd, of Sackville; step-son Wes Furlotte, of Montreal; brother Claude (Bev) of Halifax; grandchildren Sam and Robyn Hoopey. Predeceased by son Jacob 'Jake' Victor.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 2:00 pm in Saint Elizabeth Seton Parish, 125 Metropolitan Ave, Lower Sackville, with Fr. Patrick Cosgrove officiating followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Beacon House. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to T. J. Tracey and Burial Specialists, Bedford (902) 835-4212.
LeGROW, Pearl Hopkins
Cremation has taken place. Visitation to be held on Thursday, January 26, 2017 in A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Portland St, Dartmouth from 2-4pm & 7-9pm. A celebration of life will be held in St. Luke's Anglican Church, Veteran's Ave, Dartmouth on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 2pm with Rev. Matthew Sponagle officiating. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to the Vera Perlin Foundation, St. John's, NL, Feed Others Dartmouth or a charity of one's choice. Interment at a later date in St. John's NL. The family wishes to acknowledge and thank the staff of Jamieson and Lewis Halls for the exemplary care provided to Pearl during the past 3 1/2 years. Online condolences may be viewed or sent to: www.mattatallfuneralhome.com
He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Cora (Matthews), daughters Sharon Gorman and Brenda Lilly-Smith (Gary Smith), sons Brian (Janet Lilly) and Bruce. Grandchildren Jeffrey Gorman, Shannon Mumford (Greg), Jennifer Lilly (Craig Messervey), Amy Leeper, Ashley Lilly (Justin Tanner), Kathleen Buffett, Scott and Andrew Lilly. Great-grandchildren Victoria and Aleigh Mumford, Graeme and John Messervey and Ella and Jack Leeper. He was the last surviving member of his family predeceased by sisters Ellen, Sarah, Bessie and Violet and brothers Edward, William, John and Herbert.
Visitation to take place at the Altantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax on Thursday evening, January 19th, 2017 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Funeral service will be held at St. Mark's Anglican Church, 5522 Russell Street, Halifax on Friday January 20th 2017 at 1:00 pm. Rev. John Morrell, Rev. Vivien Hannon and Rev. James Purchase officiating. Private family interment to follow. No reception or flowers by request. Memorial donations can be made to St. Mark's Memorial Fund, 5522 Russell St, Halifax, NS B3K 1X2, or the Canadian Cancer Society. Special thanks to all doctors and nurses and staff at the QEII 8.4.
MAHAR, Ruth Dora
In keeping with Ruth's wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at the Calvary Faith Church in Sonora NS on Monday January 30 from 7-8 pm with funeral service to take follow on January 31, 2 pm with reception to follow. Private family burial will take place at a later date. Family flowers only by request. Donation may be made in Ruth's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements were in the care of East Haven Funeral Home Inc., 57 Grand Bay Road, Port aux Basques, 695-2300. www.easthavenfuneralhome.com
OSBOURNE, Hubert Woodrowe
Hubert was a founding member of St. Timothy's Anglican Church in Hatchet Lake where he served for many years filling various roles including warden, greeter, altar guild, property committee, working tirelessly at all church functions giving generously of his time, talents and treasures.
Being a leap year baby was the first sign of the special person Hubert would become. An outgoing, gregarious man, his quick wit, sense of humour, and love of life endeared him to young and old alike. He loved people and having fun, camping, canoeing, never passing up a game of cards, darts, horseshoes or washer toss. His grandchildren, nieces and nephews were always willing to take him on. He was blessed with the gift of conversation. To Hubert, a stranger was only someone he hadn't chatted up yet as he sat on many "perches" eager to hear your story and make a new friend. A proud Newfoundlander, at the hint of a Newfie accent his first question would be "What part of home are you from?" Hubert was a craftsman working for fifty plus years as a plasterer adding and restoring beauty to many churches, historic buildings and homes in the Halifax area and beyond.
Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Harris Crooks his family doctor, the Palliative Care team, especially nurse Cindy Bell, the VON and care workers from Northwood. Thank you also to all those who have been holding Hubert and his family in their prayers since he was first diagnosed with cancer.
A celebration of Hubert's life will be held at St. Timothy's Anglican Church, Hatchet Lake on Tuesday, January 31st at 2 pm with Rev. Kay Knott and Rev. Cheryl Rafuse, with a reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Timothy's Church or a charity of your choice.
PORTER, Ena Frances
Prior to starting her family, Ena worked as a teacher in outport Newfoundland as did her father before her. She was so proud that her son and grandson followed in her footsteps. She also enjoyed her time working at the Barrel of Yarn. She was fortunate enough to have many cherished friendships. Ena is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, John Porter;son John (Eileen); daughter Debbie (Robert) Sproul; daughter-in-law Kimberley Good; grandchildren Shevaun, Frederick (Courtney), Andrea (Doug), Jonathon (Emma), Meghan (Kory), Rebecca, James, Michael, Monike, Douglas and Kate; great-grandson Brayden and one great-grandson on the way; sister Elaine (Anthony) Libertini; brother Fred (Alice) Field; sister-in-law Winnifred (Reginald) Hynes; sister-in-law Victoria; nieces and nephews; extended family members, Gaetane and Elizabeth. Besides her parents, Ena was predeceased by a son in infancy, her son Gary (48) and brother Robert.
Visitation will be held from 7 - 9 pm Tuesday, January 24th at Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville. A celebration of Ena's life will be held at 1 pm, Thursday, January 26th at St. Francis by the Lakes Anglican church, 192 First Lake Drive, Lower Sackville, Rev. Mark Kingsbury officiating. A reception will follow the service in the church hall. The family would like to thank the clergy of St. Francis by the Lakes, who have been with Ena throughout this journey, to her many friends who remain devoted, her careworkers, the VON, and the palliative care team. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to her beloved church, St. Francis by the Lakes.
ROBERTS, Annie Marie
SPENCER, Lynn Wanda
Lynn was an active member of her community. She worked for the Village of New Minas for 15 years. Lynn also volunteered her time at the Waterville Baptist Church, Habitat for Humanity, Happy Eagles Youth Group and Waterville & District Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. Visitation will take place from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Sunday in Waterville Baptist Church, 1243 Mill St., Waterville, from where the funeral service will take place at 2 p.m., Monday, January 23. Pastor Christina Bigelow officiating, with a reception to follow at the Waterville & District Volunteer Fire Department. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Waterville Baptist Church are gratefully accepted. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main Street, toll free 1-855-825-3448. Online guest book may be signed by visiting: www.middletonfuneralhome.com
SURETTE, Annie Sarah
Survived by son, Dennis (Geraldine), Hammonds Plains; daughters, Margaret (Mick) Nash, Denise Surette, both of Bedford, Joan (Brian) MacLeod, Halifax; daughter-in-law, Rose Surette, Bedford; sisters, Theresa, Susie and Margaret; 10 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents; husband, Joseph Elie; son, Kevin Clarence; brothers, Sandy, Henry, Steve, Hughie, Clarence and Joe; sisters, Dot, Betty, Mary, Ellie and infant sister.
There will be no visitation. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 10:30am in Saint Benedict Parish, 45 Radcliffe Drive, Halifax. In lieu of flowers, donations in Annie's memory may be made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada. Special thanks to all the staff at the dialysis Unit 6th floor, Dixon Center, and the Palliative Care Unit, 7th floor, VG Hospital for the excellent care, compassion and friendship provided to Annie. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, Bedford (902) 835-4212.
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