BELMORE, Gary Kenneth – 78, of Halifax passed away peacefully on May 5, 2013 surrounded by family after a short but difficult battle with Asbestosis. Born in Halifax he was the only child of the late Geraldine (Belmore) Joudrey. He was educated in Schools for the Deaf in Ontario and in Halifax where he met his wife of 56 years Jacqueline (Johnston) Belmore whom we lost in 2012. Gary was a self described jack of all trades as demonstrated by this work history: Eastern Canada Stevedores, the Dockyard, Harris Rebar, several flooring companies (Bryant Flooring, Argo Flooring and Fuzzy Side Up), plus owned and operated his own flooring business over the years. He owned and operated Belmore’s Fish & Chips in Mahone Bay in the early 70′s and worked many years as a logger. He was happiest in the log home he built by hand outside of Shubenacadie. On this property he enjoyed tending his large vegetable garden, and he loved to cook then share the fruits of his labour with family and friends. Time spent with his Belmore cousins at the home of his treasured Grandparents’ in Caribou Gold Mines, NS were some of his fondest memories. He served as President of the Halifax Association of the Deaf as well as Chairperson of the Eastern Canada Association of the Deaf in the 1970′s. He will be lovingly remembered by his companion, Mary Green; children, Wade (Gail); and Susan (Joe Vermes), Halifax; David Manuel (Anita), Ottawa; and his grandsons, Dylan Belmore; Matthew and Jason Vermes. In addition to his mother and wife he was also predeceased by his infant son, Aubrey; and a number of aunts, uncles and his cousins, Shirley Dale and Colleen. A celebration of life was held May 9 in the Shirley Bernstein Hall in Northwood Nursing Home. Private burial will take place at a later date. Donations in his memory to Society of Deaf and Hard of Hearing or the Eastern Canada Association of the Deaf. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the guest book at www.jasnowfuneralhome.com or by mail to JA Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr. Halifax.
BROWN, Norma Susan (Archibald) – 71, Eastville. It is with great sadness that we the family of Norma Susan Brown announce her sudden passing on May 3, 2013 at her home. Born in Musquodoboit, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Marjorie (Rhindress) Archibald. Norma enjoyed a variety of activities including crocheting, quilting, cooking and baking. Time spent with her friend Hazelle was especially appreciated as well as time fishing. She loved her grandchildren and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her daughters, Sherree (Dana) Miller, Upper Stewiacke; Shelley (Jeff) Maxwell, Londonderry; son, Laurie (Nancy), East Stewiacke; grandchildren, Samantha; Daniel; Carla; Mitchell; and Cameron; great-granddaughters, Mikalah and Jaelyn; brother, David, New Brunswick; sisters, Joan Robinson, Ontario; Alice (Fred Godine) O’Neill, BC; Bonnie (Jay Finck) Cox, Manitoba. Besides her parents Norma was predeceased by her husband, Laurie; son, Larry; sisters, Ilene Walsh; Frances Zander; brothers, James; William. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held May 7 in the Springside United Church, Upper Stewiacke. Interment in Eastville Cemetery. Donations may be made to Lung Association of Nova Scotia. A special “thank you” to the home care workers and VON for their support and care over the years on mom’s behalf; also to Constable J. Thorne in our time of grief. On-line condolences and donations may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com.
BROWN, Wilford Guy – 79, Shubenacadie, passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit of Colchester East Hants Health Centre on May 5, 2013, surrounded by his family. Born in North Salem, he was a son of the late Howard and Sadie (Parker) Brown. Wilford is survived by his wife, Greta (McPhee) of 58 years, Brookfield; his son, Michael (Janice), Urbania; daughters, Stephanie (Paul), Toronto; Shelley (Eric), Oakville; grandchildren, Ben; Emily; Jillian; Meaghan; Adam; and David; brothers, Kenneth (Carrie), Brookfield; Russell (Sandra), Shubenacadie; sisters-in-law, Dorothy, Burlington; Audrey, Enfield; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Roy and Cecil; and infant sisters, Lillian Violet and Reta Mae. Wilford was a lifelong resident of Shubenacadie where he and Greta gave back to their community. In particular, Wilford was a member of Shubenacadie United Church acting as elder and treasurer. He also was a founding member of the Shubenacadie Volunteer Fire Brigade. He spent his working life as a mechanic at the BA garage and Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forest where he retired in 1993. A wonderful grandfather, he gained great pleasure through playing and spending time with his grandchildren. Over the years he thoroughly enjoyed playing cards, golfing with his buddies, playing his spoons in nearby communities, woodworking and traveling with Greta. Special thanks to Dr. David Henderson, palliative care physician; the palliative care unit with special thanks to Cathryn and Angela, palliative care nurses allowing him to die with dignity. Thanks also to Hospice for providing comfort and care during Wilford’s stay in the hospital and to the many family and friends who visited and offered their prayer and support. Special recognition and heartfelt thanks to brothers, Kenneth and Russell; and their wives, Carrie and Sandra, who provided unwavering support for Wilford and the challenges he faced especially over the past 10 years. Funeral service was held May 9 in Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Highway 2, Shubenacadie. Rev. Martin Reid officiated. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Colchester East Hants Palliative Care, Colchester East Hants Hospice Society or Shubenacadie United Church. Condolences may be sent to the family by signing the guestbook at: www.ettingerfuneralhome.com.
KOHOUT, Wenzel Joseph Jr. “Joe” – Oakfield, it is with great sadness we announce the unexpected passing of our husband, father, grandfather, Joe, on May 4, 2013. Born on July 28, 1938 Joe was the son of the late Wenzel Kohout Sr. and Agnes (King) Kohout . Joe spent his early years as a truck driver and enjoyed bowling, deer hunting and camping with friends and family. In his recent years, Joe was an avid armchair athlete with a passion for watching baseball and curling with his good friend, Paul Kelly and a Bud Light in his hand. Joe was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 48 in Elmsdale for 40 years. Joe had a unique talent and will be best known by friends and family for his unbelievable recollection of dates and birthdates. Many, many people received calls every year on their special days from Joe. Joe is survived by his wife of 47 years, Vivian Anita (Brimicombe) Kohout; daughters, Glenda Currie; and Donna (John) Conrod; grandchildren, Selina; Jacob; and Owen; step-grandchildren, Cynthia; Melissa; and Christopher; step-great grandchild, Nash; sisters, Joan Campbell; and Wilma (Ralph) Brimicombe; brother, Christopher (Dreena) Kohout; and several nieces and nephews. Joe was predeceased by sister, Frances Thompson. A special thank you to Joe’s doctor, Dr. Terrance J. Mullan for his years of continual care, and to the Emergency Measure Providers for their dedication and compassion. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Ettinger Funeral Home. A Celebration of Joe’s life was held May 10 at the Grand Lake Fire Hall. Family and friends may send condolences by signing the Guest Book at: ettingerfuneralhome.com.
MacDONALD, Roger J. – 74, of Three Mile Plains, Hants County, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2013, at the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, following a brief battle with cancer. He was born on September 10, 1938, in Three Mile Plains, Hants County, Nova Scotia, he was a son of the late Percy and Viola (Macumber) MacDonald. Roger is survived by his brothers, Earl (Clara) of Hammonds Plains; and Dale (Karen) of Windsor; nieces and nephews, Glenn; Heather; Scott; Phillip; Craig; Jennifer; Jason; and Gillian; and their families. He is also survived by many cousins and long-time family friend, Dewey Haley. Besides his parents, Percy and Viola (Macumber) MacDonald; Roger was predeceased by his brothers, Grant and Percy (in infancy). Funeral Service was held May 9 in the Windsor Baptist Church, 411 King Street, Windsor. Donations are requested to be made to Palliative Care at Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the doctors and nurses at the QEII (7.3 Neurosurgery) and especially those on Units 200 and 500 at the Hants Community Hospital, for the gracious care they provided Roger over the last few months. To add your condolences, click on share in Guestbook at www.lindsaysfuneralhome.com.
MILNE, George Strachan – 73, Centre Musquodoboit. Heaven is ringing with music today! Adored husband and father, George departed peacefully on April 10, 2013. He will be mourned always by his loving wife, Judith, and his devoted daughter, Andie Perryman, Georgetown, ON. George’s music guided his life. A gifted guitarist, he knew and learned much from greats such as Carl Perkins and Fred Carter. He played professionally with Ronnie Hawkins while members of “The Band” were still part of his “Hawks”. Also a songwriter and talented keyboardist, his piano music was enjoyed throughout Ontario and in Nova Scotia through his own bands, “The Chords” and “The Milne-Dixon Band’ and his work with other talented musicians. His eclectic career included many years in the family’s construction and concrete business, as well as decades in successful sales and real estate ventures, operating a restaurant and even working as a hockey agent signing many players for the NHL. Most recently, he was a beloved piano tuner and technician for many Nova Scotian families. Relocating to the serene Musquodoboit Valley in 1980, he shared his music grandly as a valued accompanist for vocalists, fiddlers, and music groups at events for charities, community, school theatre productions, and the church. A star athlete in track, hockey and lacrosse, George loved most the four years he played football under respected coach Nick Volpe in Port Credit. He appreciated wilderness and the sea and was a keen observer of nature and an avid, patient birdwatcher. He soared in his small place to remote lakes in Ontario for hunting and fishing adventures in the northern bush. In his youth he crewed aboard a Great Lakes racing yacht “The Stranger”, and in Nova Scotia enjoyed the camaraderie of his best friend, Kevin, aboard the MacKenzie’s vessels during the twilight of years of Nova Scotia’s inshore fishery on the Eastern Shore. A son of Alex and Jessie Milne, he grew up in Port Credit, ON, the youngest of nine. His parents, as well as brothers, Bill, Sandy, Jack, Stan, Andy and Frank and sister Joy have passed away. Besides his wife, Judith, he is survived by his much loved sister, Jessamine, Burlington, ON and his four children; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held in St. James United Church, Upper Musquodoboit on April 15, Rev. Michael Henderson and Pastor Bill Glenn presided. Interment in Christ Church Cemetery, Dartmouth. Donations can be made to Hope for Wildlife or charity of choice. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.
PARKER, Keith Irving – 82, Middleboro, NS, passed away April 14, 2013, at the North Cumberland Memorial Hospital, Pugwash. Born in Mill Village, Hants County, he was a son of the late Ralph and Lila Parker. Keith had many jobs throughout his life, including working for the Department of Highways, farming, working in the woods and carpentry work. Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years, Deanna Mae (Crowley); daughter, Dianna Mae Wood, Wallace; sons, Douglas Brian, at home; Eric Bruce (Liza), Middleboro; grandchildren, Tracy Kyle (Andrew), Halifax; Claude Wood (Mellisa), Wallace; Paul Wood (Amber), Tantallon; grandchildren, Nicholas Wood, Wallace; Bianca Wood, Tantallon; brothers, Robert, London, Ont; Lyle (Loita), Scotts Village, Hants Co.; sister, Mildred (James) Weatherup, Lower Sackville; sister-in-law, Florence Parker, Middleboro; step-grandchildren, George MacKenzie, Pugwash River, Corey MacKenzie, Beaver Bank, Mark MacKenzie, Amherst, Matthew MacKenzie, Beaver Bank; six step-great grandchildren. Besides his parents he was predeceased by brothers, Carl; Mervyn; and twin brothers in infancy. The funeral mass was held April 19, in St. Cornelius Catholic Church, Streets Ridge. Father Phil Thibodeau officiated. Burial in the church cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses, Palliative Care, or any charity. Private condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home website at www.mmcfunerals.com.
REYNOLDS, Stella – 84, Middle Musquodoboit, passed away suddenly on April 24, 2013, at home. Born in Dean, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Margaret (Farnell) Brown. She is survived by daughters, Glenda Lemmon, Dean; Grace Jollymore, Hubbards; grandchildren, Debbie (Rob); Danny; Nick; Leanne (Jonathan); great-grandson, Damian; sister, Erma Rector, Dartmouth. She was predeceased by husband, Arthur; brother, Aubrey; son-in-law, Roland Lemmon. Funeral service was held on April 27 in Sharon Presbyterian Church, Dean, Rev. Annika Sangster officiated. Burial in Dean Cemetery. Donations may be made to Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital or Braeside Home Special Care. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.
RYAN (Miller), Shelley Dawn – 40, of Oakfield. It is with heavy hearts that we announce that our own ‘Miracle Girl’ passed away at the QEII on April 24, 2013. Shelley was honoured to be the recipient of a heart transplant 17 years ago. This miracle medical procedure extended her life by almost two decades and Shelley did not waste a day of this precious gift. She was a passionate advocate for organ donation and spokesperson for the Working Miracles Campaign for the QEII Health Science Centre Foundation. She obtained her Masters Degree in Adult Education and taught in Atlanta, Georgia. She later worked at Maritime Business Academy, the Insurance Brokers Association of NS, and most recently with her husband at Cores Worldwide. She married her husband, Andrew, her ‘Soul Matey’ and together they were loving, fun and active parents to their daughter Leah – who will every day feel the legacy of Shelley’s pride and love. The health challenges that Shelley faced allowed her to savour and appreciate the gift of an ordinary day, something that many of us take for granted – sitting by the water, going to a concert, cooking dinner with family, taking a sailing vacation with friends or strolling with her dog. Shelley was blessed with a large circle of loyal friends who benefited from her intelligence, sense of humour, quick wit and her dynamic character. Shelley was born in Truro, and was the daughter of Brian Miller (Sandra) and Marilyn (Teed) Miller and Doug Benjamin both of Shubenacadie. She was extremely close to and is also survived by her ukulele-playing maternal grandmother, Eleanor (GG) Teed who was always a pillar of support. She is also survived by brother, Jeff and his wife, Marcie (Erika, Calvin, Duncan and Evelyn) of Ottawa, Ontario; and her sister, Rhonda Cherneski and her husband Terry (Mikayla and Shae-Lynn) of Dauphin, Manitoba; and step-grandmother, Muriel Miller. Shelley had a large and very supportive extended family. She will greatly missed by aunt, Brenda (Teed) and Wade Morrisey; aunt Norma (Teed) and Kendall Purdy; aunt, Gail (Miller) and Graham Garroway; her step-siblings, Pam Wallace-Smith; Paul Wallace (Meredith); her cousins, Meghan; Andrew; Lauren; Aaron; Diana; Kevin; Autumn; Keigan; Jessica; Lynden; Cheryl; and Roger; her loving mother-in-law, Nancy Ryan (the late George Ryan); and sister-in-law, Stephanie Ryan; and Jim Jardine. Shelley was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Stanley and Millie Miller; uncle, Freddie Miller; aunt, Karen Freeman (Miller); and maternal grandfather, Russell Teed; as well as her sidekick and “Pooper Dog”, Farley. Shelley would want to give a big shout out to her extremely dedicated transplant team that she trusted implicitly, especially her girl Kate. You do important work, thank you for your dedication. Special thanks and appreciation to friends and neighbours on Parkview and the community who consistently offer support and love whenever needed. Cremation will occur. Funeral services were under the care of Ettinger Funeral Home 2812 Highway 2, Shubenacadie. A service was held April 28 at Ettinger Funeral Home. Interment will occur at a later date. Donations may be made to The Organ Transplantation Fund (T070) at www.qe2foundation.ca. Please quote Fund # T070 in the “Additional Information” box. The best remembrance of Shelley would be to please sign your organ donor card, hug your loved ones, and enjoy the gift of an ordinary day. This is National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week.
STEWART, Ruby Lois (Mason, Webb, Durling) – 62, Hammond’s Plains, passed away April 18, 2013 in the Halifax Infirmary. Born In Tatamagouche she was a daughter of the late Fred and Doris (Maxwell) Mason. Ruby is survived by her loving husband, Kenneth; companion, “Trouble”; sons, Wade (Kathryn) Webb; Michael (Lori Anne) Webb; stepchildren, Randy; Jordie; Ronnie; Jennifer; Chris; and Peter; sister, Julie (Ray) Lohnes; brothers, George (Carol) Mason; and Billie (Margo) Mason. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A family viewing and private graveside service has been held. A donation in Ruby’s memory may be made to The Canadian Kidney Association or the Canadian Diabetes Association. To send or view a condolence please visit: www.cruikshankhalifaxfuneralhome.com
STOLL, Douglas Henry George – Cooks Brook, August 22, 1945- April 22, 2013. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Douglas Henry George Stoll, age 67, surrounded by family and friends, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre in Truro, on April 22, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. Doug grew up in Nottawa, ON, where he raised his own family with his wife, Glorianne (Benfield). He was a proud farmer and worked for many years in the Roads Department for Clearview (formerly Nottawasaga) Township. Doug was known as a very hard worker with a kind and generous nature, and for his big smile and great sense of humour. He was a voracious reader and was always building or designing one ingenious contraption or another, some more successful than others. Doug volunteered for many years with the Nottawa Recreation Committee and held various positions. Doug enjoyed the finer things in life and often rescued orphaned and abandoned kittens, cats and dogs and nurse them back to health to become part of the family. In 2002, Doug made his retirement home in Cooks Brook, where his warm personality was welcomed openly by the many folks who considered him family. Never one to remain idle, he became a volunteer firefighter, school bus driver, grader and snow plow operator. Doug leaves behind his children, Yvonne and Tom (Marie); grandchildren, Rebecca; Gibson; Thomas; Aliyah; Emily; Jacklyn; Annastasia; Cherish; Skye; Morgan; and Kyle; best friends, Eddie and Sandra Snyder, who cared for him during his recent illness; and their daughter, Typhoid Mary (Jeff); and son, John (Stephanie). He will be missed by his cat, Murphy; and dogs, Riley and Hunter; and he was Papa Doug to Cole; Madison; Brandon; Breanna; Brady; Yvonne; Nathan; and many more little ones in the Cooks Brook area. Doug is also survived by his sister, Eileen; and brothers, Bob and John. Predeceased by his son, Michael; sister, Sue; brother, Tommy; and parents, Victor and Eva (Cooper). Donations in memory of Doug can be made to Nottawa Recreation Committee and mailed to Nottawa Recreation Committee, c/o Teresa Engel, 7393 33/34 SR Nott, RR1 Nottawa, ON, L0M 1P0. Alternatively, donations can be made to your local animal shelter or the charity of your choice. Despite his recent illness, Doug had planned on returning to Ontario this spring to visit his many friends and family. While this was not to be, his family held an open house social, remembering the good times on May 1 in Nottawa Memorial Community Centre. Per his request, no funeral was held.
WHEATON, Ronald Henry – What we have lost Heaven has gained. Ron passed peacefully surrounded by his family on May 3, 2013 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Pembroke on December 23, 1933, he was a son of the late Cecil and Violet (McLellan) Wheaton. Beloved husband, cherished father, grandfather, brother, uncle. A hero to his family, a friend to all. He is survived by his wife, Betty; his son, Tom; his daughters, Sandra; Sherry; and Debbie; his grandchildren, Savannah and Nathan Ward; Jacob and Shaelyn Savoie; Meredith Spike; great-grandchildren, Isaac and Evalynn Ward. His beloved cat, Willis will also miss him dearly. Ron was predeceased by a son in infancy; sisters, Grace; and Arlene; and brother, James. Ron traveled and worked all across Canada. He was a hard worker; there was nothing that he couldn’t do. Ron was the “go to” guy for everyone in the community for most of his adult life. If anyone needed a hand with something, Ron was the first one there to help out. He frequently made furniture and donated it to community fundraisers. Ron was always a cowboy, horseman, animal whisperer extraordinaire. He loved life and lived it on his own terms. He loved his family and was very proud of all of them. He could be heard on any given day bragging over the accomplishments of his grandchildren. Ron loved going to the dances and was particularly fond of a song with a good beat. A familiar sight at the Walton dances was Ron doing “the Wheaton Stomp” around the dance floor, letting loose with a good “ai yee” in time to the music. There is a huge hole in our lives now, but we will all be together again. “When we Get to Where We’re Going.” Love you so much, will miss you forever. Cremation has taken place with no visitation by request. A memorial was held May 8 in the J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Hwy 215, Summerville. Rev. Alex Mosher officiated and private family interment took place in the Pembroke Cemetery, Pembroke. Donations in memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the compassionate care of the J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Hwy 215, Summerville, NS phone 1-902-633-2431 or please visit our web site at www.allenfh.ca to sign the guest book or send private condolences.