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BEATTIE, HELEN MILENA – 80, Maitland, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 20, 2014 in Elk Court, Brookfield. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, she was a daughter of the late Victor and Gladys (Langley) Norman. She was an employee at Lawrence House and Cox Brothers. She enjoyed knitting and doing crafts. She was a member of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Maitland. She is survived by husband, Charles Daniel Beattie, Truro; daughters, Vicki Cartwright (Tom Davis), Barrie, ON, Gayle (Val) Height, Scarborough, ON, Donald (Christine) Withrow, Georgefield; grandchildren, Lester, Charmaine, Tyler, Stephanie, Jordan, Brad, Stewart, and Jennifer; great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Sidney and Easton; sisters, Audrey, Silvie and Vicki; and a niece, Ariel Langley, whom she thought a lot of; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Ross Withrow, a daughter, Donna Brightman, a brother, Jack, sister, Norma McLaughlin. Visitation was in Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Highway 2 Shubenacadie, from where a funeral service was held, Rev. Lori Ramsey officiated. The interment was in Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Maitland. Condolences, words of comfort and remembrances of Helen may be shared at
SANFORD, EDNA MAY – The family of Edna May Sanford (Holt) are deeply saddened to announce her passing on March 20, 2014 while in the Valley Regional Hospital. Edna was born on August 7, 1924 and lived 89 full, happy years. To Edna, every day was a good day. She was filled with the most optimistic joy of life and for the people in it. Born to Arthur Burgess Holt and Lois May Holt (Sturk) in Canning, Nova Scotia she attended Canning School and then Mack’s Business School in Windsor. She began her working career as a book keeper at the Stanley, Airfield in Nova Scotia, in St. Eugene, Quebec, followed by 4 years working in Walton, Nova Scotia where she met her future husband Graham Lafayette Sanford. She continued as a book keeper for Scotian Gold in Hillaton until her first child was born. Edna thrived as a member of the United Church Women (UCW), in Canning’s Trinity United Church, Edgewood United Church, Halifax and lastly in St. Andrews United Church, Wolfville. She was most proud to become a Lifetime Member of the United Church Women of Canada. She volunteered for the Halifax and Wolfville Meals on Wheels program, and for the Flower Cart in New Minas. Like our father, Mom’s greatest moments were when her family was together. She enjoyed camping and later years at the family cottage in Ross Creek. There was not a child in Halifax during the 70’s and 80’s who did not enjoy the luring smell of mom’s homemade baked beans and brown bread every Saturday night. She was famous for her homemade bread, rolls and raspberry jelly (without any seeds)…not to mention holiday dinners. There was no limit to the number of seats that could fit around our dining room table, nor to the number of servings a person could have sitting at that table. She enjoyed entertaining at the cottage in Ross Creek the most…she always said everything was easier at the cottage. She raised her children and grandchildren with boundless energy and love. She wouldn’t miss a high tide at Kingsport beach for swimming nor a campfire on the rocky shores of Ross Creek watching the spectacular setting sun. Her best friend always and forever was her husband, Graham, together they raised six children and travelled extensively. They shared their love for 63 years of marriage. She was predeceased by her husband, Graham Lafayette, and their son, Philip Russell. She is survived by her children, Gregory, Halifax; Arthur, Halifax; Margaret (Bill) Long, Lunenburg; Jane (Burton) McCann, Halifax; Scott, Halifax; grandchildren, Vanessa, Geoffrey, Cindy, Scott, Justin, Jocelyn, Natalie, Jason, Kristi, Donald, Maggie, Melissa, Luke; great grandchildren, Mya, Celina, Nicholas, Charles, Mackenzie, and Isabella. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation by family request. A memorial service and reception to celebrate Edna’s life took place in the White Family Funeral Home, 100 Cornwallis Street, Kentville, Annika Sangster officiated. A private family burial took place in the Hillaton Cemetery, Kings County. Edna and the family wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and all staff at Kings Riverside Court, Doctor and Mrs. Nunn, her wonderful private care givers, Sandi, Pam and Suzanne, the Annapolis Valley Victorian Order of Nurses, Emergency Health Services and most recently the thoughtful and most kind nurses of Medical A, Valley Regional Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations would be gratefully accepted to the Valley Regional Hospital Hospice Fund, or the Carey Me Fund (in support of palliative care patients at home). Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
SMITH, FRANCES JEAN – 90, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the Northside General Hospital. Born in North Sydney on January 31, 1924, Jean was the daughter of the late George and Mary (MacDonald) Chapman. Jean was a woman of many interests from gardening to bird watching, reading and the cabin in Boularderie, but her greatest interest and love was her family and friends. She had the ability to listen which connected her to people especially young people which led to lifelong friendships. She will be missed but her caring spirit will live on in all of us. She is survived by her daughter, Heather, South Maitland, her two sons, Clarence (Patrice), Sydney Mines, Ian (Yvonne), Boularderie; her two grandsons, Broderick, St. John’s and Benjamin, Halifax, and also her sister, Yvonne Chapman, Edmonton. Jean was predeceased by husband, Robert “Bobbie” Smith, her sister, Shirley Chapman and Heather’s partner, Jack Robinson. The family would like to thank the many caregivers who treated Jean like a family member, especially Dr. Paul Hickey, staff at both the Northside General Hospital and the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, the Northside Homemakers Service and special caregivers, Colleen Dolhanty and Bernadette Snow. Cremation has taken place by request. Visitation was held in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. Family burial will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to
BARBRICK, ALLEN DEMPSTER – Age 82, Shubenacadie. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Allen Dempster Barbrick, on March 24, 2014. Born in Admiral Rock, he was a son of the late Eva (Nelson) and Dempster Barbrick. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former Pearl Hutt; daughters, Sheila (Jim), Suzette (Sid), Alana (Glenn); grandchildren, Tracy (Craig), Christian (Julie), Cory (Lynette), Jaime (Adam), David (Emma), Brandon; great-grandchildren, Aiden and Rylan; sister, Lois; brother, George Sr., many extended family members. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Valerie for her special friendship and support. He was predeceased by brothers, Nelson and Bruce “Bub”. He enjoyed time with his family and friends, was often seen puttering in his garden, taking many road trips with Pearl by his side, and giving time to the local legion. Allen was particularly proud of his many years of service as a peacekeeper with The Black Watch Royal Highland Regiment of Canada. Visitation and Legion service was held in Shubenacadie United Church, 2869 Main Street, Rev. Martin Reid officiated. Donations may be made to Kidney Foundation of Canada. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.

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