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BOYD, Clarence Roland “Obe” – 90, Three Mile Plains, Hants County, passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born on June 14, 1924 in Windsor Forks, he was a son of the late Wilfred and Rose (Ettinger) Boyd. Obe worked as a carpenter for BD Stevens for many years, retiring thirty years ago. He was a veteran of the Second World War. His passion was his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and keeping up with the events in their daily lives. He enjoyed the time he spent on his woodlot and he also enjoyed his helpful neighbours and good friends, especially Bob Boyd who took him to the horse shows where he got to watch the horse pulls. Surviving are his wife of sixty eight years, the former Elizabeth MacDonald; daughters, Dianne Boyd, Dartmouth; Elaine Boyd (Garry Darris), New Minas; Doralee (David) Amos, East Lawrencetown; daughter-in-law, Christine Burbidge-Boyd, Lacombe, Alberta ; grandchildren, Kimberley, Kelly, Kandace, Paul, Elizabeth, Darcy; great grandchildren, Matthew, Michael, Max, Sawyer, Nathaniel, Heidi, Clara, Ethan, Breah, Haidyn; several nieces and nephews; special family member, Dan Boyd. Predeceased by sons, Wayne and Stephen; brothers, Arthur, Hensley, Harold, Terry, Leslie; sisters, Sadie, Hannah, Ruth, and Lena. Memorial service was held September 6, 2014 in Lindsay’s Windsor Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Tom Henderson officiated. Interment in the Windsor Forks Community Cemetery. Donations in Clarence’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 5826 South Street, Suite 1, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1S6 or The Last Post Fund, 401-505 René-Lévesque Blvd. West Montreal, QC H2Z 1Y7

GARDEN (BENERE), Marie Marjorie – It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother at Serenity Lodge on September 4, 2014. She has gone to join her best friend and husband Alfred “Junior” and her son Darryl. Left to mourn are her children, Patti (Gary), Peter, Joan (Joe), and Joe (Darlene). Much loved Nanny to Scott, Jesse, Russell, Tyler, Tasha, Taylor, Jane, and Jeremy, also missed by great grandchildren; Colten, Alana and Keira, loving sister to Eddie, Rita, Marge, Theresa and Yvonne. She was a loved sister-in-law to many and a cherished special aunt to her nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by siblings, Eileen, Leo, Bernie, Dougie, Dot, Raymond and Willie. Mom has been cremated as per her wishes. Funeral was held at St. Bernard’s Roman Catholic Church, Enfield, September 8, 2014, Father Michael Walsh officiated. A private family interment followed in Sandy Hill Cemetery, Belnan. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Society. Many heartfelt thanks for the memories to her “special angels” and extended family at Serenity Lodge. Condolences ,words of comfort and memories of Marie may be shared with the family at www.ettingerfuneralhome.com

HAYWOOD, Chad Hilton – 1984-2014, Stewiacke. It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Chad Hilton Haywood, at age 29, on Friday, September 5, 2014. Chad leaves behind his loving wife, Tonya Feetham and three young sons, Christian, Ryan and Nikolas; parents, Tom and Darlene Haywood, Lower Sackville; brothers, Jeremy and Nathaniel. Chad was predeceased by paternal grandparents, Hilton and Helen Haywood; maternal grandparents, Stan and Lee Wood; and other extended family members. Chad will be greatly missed by father-in-law, Gerald (Gail) Feetham, Mabou; mother-in-law, Jo-Ann Feetham (Charles), Orangedale; brothers-in-law, David (Laureen) Feetham, Alberta; Roger (Karen) Thomas, Musquodoboit Harbour; sister-in-law, Barbara (Jamie) White, Inverness. Chad will also be truly missed by numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces and their families and his friends. Chad worked in the Environmental field as a Project Manager for DLS Group for the past 12 years. In his teenage years, Chad was actively involved in the Lower Sackville Stetsons and Spurs RCMP Group. Things Chad enjoyed were going to the cottage, music, hunting and fishing with his friends and family, especially fishing with his sons. Cremation has taken place as per his wishes. A celebration of Chad’s short life was held with September 12, in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Guysborough. The funeral mass was held September 13, St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Guysborough Co, Father Allan MacPhie officiated. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to Chad’s immediate family or to St. Francis of Assisi Parish Cemetery Fund. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com

LEWIS, Hazel – 50, Mount Uniacke passed away September 7, 2014. Born in Dunfermline Scotland, she was a daughter of Malcolm and Helen Boniface, Halifax. Hazel was a 4th year nursing student at Dalhousie University. She was a compassionate person who loved people and animals. She is survived by her husband of 19 years, Jeffrey Lewis; daughter, Jennifer Ker, Vancouver; son, Jeffrey Ker, Kentville; five grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial service was held September 17, in St. Peters Anglican Church, Halifax, Rev. David Dellapinna officiated. Reception followed in the church hall. Donations in memory may be made to charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.coleharbourfuneral.com

MEEHAN (Campbell), Helen “Rae” – 85, Truro, formerly of Upper Rawdon, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2014 in Cederstone Enhanced Care, Truro, surrounded by her life’s greatest joy, her family. It was with her family that Rae spent a lifetime of making and sharing memories. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Born on June 23, 1929, Rae’s earliest memories, which she was often keen to share, were of growing up in Clarksville with her siblings at the train station and switchboard operated by her parents, the late Reginald Campbell and Edna “Teddy” (Bulmer) Campbell. After a short time in Ontario, she married her husband of 65 years, Winston, and the two returned to Hants County to begin a family at the Meehan farm in Rawdon Gold Mines. As a young mother of two and a farmer’s wife, Rae was also an active member in the community and church. She and Winston eventually relocated to the neighbouring community of Upper Rawdon. Rae loved her grandchildren dearly, spending most of her years in Upper Rawdon devoted to them. Rae was a wonderful cook, sharing old family recipes and constantly trying and adjusting new ones. Her attention to detail was manifested in everything she touched, from her lush flower gardens to her beautifully decorated home. Rae, unbeknownst to some, had an adventurous side as well; she loved to travel and treasured special birthday parties with a close group of friends. Rae’s family will forever cherish being able to spend recent times with her reminiscing through the lifetime of memories she has created. She will be eternally remembered for the legacy of heritage and the love and support she bestowed upon her family. Rae is survived by her husband, Winston Erwin Meehan; her children, Bernard (Claudia) Meehan and Terry Lynn (Dawson) Lawrence; her grandchildren, Vicki Meehan, Martha (Tom) Collier, Kathleen “Katie” Meehan (Bernard White), Jacquelyn Lawrence, and Devin Lawrence (Kara Logan); her great-grandchildren, Thomas and Josh White, Logan Meehan, Aubrey and Nathan Collier, and Cruz Lawrence; her sisters-in-law, Ada Campbell and Joyce Campbell, and several nieces and nephews. Rae was predeceased by her brothers, Kenneth, Bernard, and Malcolm Campbell; her sister, Joyce Keith; and her great-grandchildren Jackson and James Collier. Cremation has taken. A private family graveside committal service was held at Rawdon Gold Mines Cemetery, Rev. Angus R. MacDonald officiated. Donations in memory of Rae may be made to the Rawdon Gold Mines Cemetery, c/o Shirley Nicholl, 2620 Hwy 14, Rawdon Gold Mines, B0N 2N0. Special thanks to the staff of Cedarstone Enhanced Care (Purdy Lane). Arrangements were entrusted to the compassionate care of J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home. Please visit our web site at www.allenfh.ca to sign the guest book and send private condolences.

RICHARDSON, Gerald Allen William – 74, Shubenacadie East, son of the late William Richardson and Dorothy Mae Barr, died suddenly, at home, on September 8, 2014. He is survived by his wife Norma Jean MacKinnon, in-laws Roger and Jane (Brenton) MacKinnon, Falmouth; good friends Terry and Mary Henderson and their children and families, Brookfield; two cousins and their families, Truro area; two cousins and their families, Massachusetts. He was predeceased by his cousin Owen J. Barr, in whose house he resided and brother-in-law Keith MacKinnon. Gerald worked for Air Canada Cargo for 28 years. In his retirement, he took up genealogy, amassing 8500 names in the Barr, Grant, Roulston and Scott families of East Hants and beyond. Funeral service was held September 12, Shubenacadie United Church, Rev. Martin Reid officiated. Burial followed in the East Gore Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Shumilacke Food Bank or a charity of choice. Condolences, words of comfort and remembrances of Gerald may be shared with the family at www.ettingerfuneralhome.com

SPRAGUE (Harrington), Hazel Martha – It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Hazel Martha (Harrington) Sprague, 65, wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Hazel passed away peacefully, Tuesday, September 3, 2014, surrounded by family. She was born January 31, 1949 to the late Anthony and Clara (Comeau) Harrington, Digby County. Hazel and her husband Bill raised their family in Mount Uniacke. She was a devoted wife, selfless mother and grandmother, a caring sister and loyal friend. Hazel loved music and the arts, reading, painting and decorating but most of all she loved her large family. Her favourite moments were those spent with her grandchildren. Her gifts to us all were her compassion, humour, selflessness and faith. Hazel will be forever remembered by her loving husband of 45 years, Bill Sprague; son, Jason Sprague, Elmsdale; daughter, Claire Sprague Caines; grandson, Will Caines; granddaughter, Cailey Caines, Mount Uniacke; mother-in-law, Edith Sprague, Mount Uniacke; siblings, Marie Harrington, Guy (Sally) Harrington, Etta (Bernard) Hamm, Zellee (Alan) Broomhead, Ann Wile, May (Alan) Butler, David (Joanne) Harrington, and Jean (Tom) Merritt. A celebration of Hazel’s life was in Windsor Baptist Church, September 9, Rev. Marlene Knowles officiated.

WILE (RICHARD), Florine Marie – 76, Dutch Settlement, passed away suddenly Friday, September 5, 2014 in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Dutch Settlement, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Serena (Isenor) Richard. She delivered the mail for over 10 years out of Lantz and loved baking and crafts. She will be sadly missed by daughters, Denise (Vince) Isenor, Dutch Settlement; Michele Molnar, Halifax; sons, Roger (Angela) Wile, Bedford; Vaughan (Dollie) Wile, Halifax; grandchildren, David, Jodie, Bradley, Ashlynn, Shyla, Nolan, Angel, Dustin; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, June Rogers, Madeline Isenor, Jean Hill; brother, Ross; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by son, Lonnie; daughter, Lynette Drumm. Funeral service was held September 9 in St. George’s Anglican Church, Dutch Settlement, Rev. Canon David Fletcher officiated. Interment in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences, words of comfort and memories of Florine may be shared with the family at www.ettingerfuneralhome.com

WOLFE, Olga Jean – 87, Mill Village, Queens Co., passed away suddenly in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Born in East Port Medway, Queens Co., she was a daughter of the late Wilnef and Carrie (Vogler) Wolfe. Olga worked most of her life at the grocery store in Mill Village, retiring at the age of 60. She was an active member of Bethany United Church and the UCW and held various positions within the church; the last was collecting the offering at Sunday service on August 31. She enjoyed card parties and, in her younger years, camping. She will be fondly remembered for her sense of humour. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Jennie Wolfe of Queens Manor, Liverpool; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Earl Wolfe, Elmer Wolfe, Rhoda Wolfe, Nina Anthony, Kathleen Hatt, Ruth Mills, Flora Coombs and Evelyn Parks. Funeral service was September 8, in Chandlers Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Lay Minister Peter Anthony officiated. Burial in Mill Village Cemetery. Donations may be made to Bethany United Church, Mill Village. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com

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BEAVER, Kenneth John – 86, it is with great sorrow yet with great relief that we announce the passing of Kenneth John Beaver, of Porters Lake, on Wednesday, September 3, after a long battle with cancer. Ken’s strong will to live and force of spirit sustained him throughout a ten year struggle with mesothelioma. Ken was born July 25, 1928, in Dutch Settlement. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in April 1949 and served a 25 year career, sailing on a number of vessels as signalman and spending time at Stadacona and in Cornwallis, teaching his trade. His vessel postings included the aircraft carrier HMCS Magnificent 1950-51, the frigate Algonquin 1953-54, the cruiser Quebec 1955-56, destroyers Crusader 1958-59 and Columbia 1963-65, and aircraft carrier Bonaventure. He was proud to be a member of the crew who travelled to Belfast, Northern Ireland, for the initial commissioning of the HMCS Bonaventure and her maiden voyage across the Atlantic in 1958 and was once again back on board the “Bonnie” when she was decommissioned at the end of her sailing years in 1970. He ended his 25 year career with the navy in 1974 with the rank of Chief Petty Officer, stationed at CFB Halifax and Maritime Command. His naval career was his great source of pride throughout the rest of his life. His other sources of pride included his family of four children, and his extensive volunteer time with the Boy Scouts of Canada, where he served a number of years as District Commissioner in Dartmouth. Following retirement at the age of 67, he lived in Dartmouth and Porters Lake. He was an avid bowler for over three decades, playing in leagues well into his mid eighties and still showing the “young ones” how to do it! Ken was predeceased by his parents, Aubrey Wilson Beaver and Annie Elizabeth (Logan) and his brother Lewis. He is survived by his sister, Pearl (Bob McNeil), Bible Hill; brothers, Cecil (Elizabeth), London, ON; and Harley (Doreen), Elmsdale. He leaves behind him his loving wife for 64 years, Ina Pearl Beaver, Porters Lake; sons, Kenneth Richard, Edmonton, Aubrey Carl (Maggie LeRue), Halifax, and Mark Kevin (Marion Shaw), Halifax; his favourite daughter, Leanna Irene (Ray Boudreau), Dartmouth; three grandchildren, Holly Beaver, Lethbridge, AB; Darien Boudreau and Daniel Boudreau, Dartmouth. The family would like to express their greatest appreciation to the staff and physicians of the Cancer Center at the QE-II Hospital, Halifax and to the dedicated nurses of the Victorian Order Of Nurses, who were such a great source of comfort and support during the last ten years. A memorial service was held September 9, in Atlantic Funeral Home, a reception followed. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens‎. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com (Dartmouth Chapel)

HAMILTON, Helen Irene – 91, Litchfield, passed away in Annapolis Royal Nursing Home, September 9, 2014. Born in Litchfield, she was a daughter of the late Edwin and Ruth (McCaul) Sproul. Helen was very active in her church and her community, where she was 4-H Leader for many years, as well as a member of the Litchfield Sewing Circle. She is survived by her daughter, Juanita (Milton) Longmire, Hillsburn; son, Darrell (Barbara) Hamilton, Enfield; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five great great-grandchildren; brother, Malcolm Sproul, Tremont; sister, Edith Herrick, Kingston. Predeceased by husband, Arthur; brothers, Tillman, Aldon, Elvin; sister, Rosa. Funeral service was held September 12, in Kaulbach Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Annapolis Royal, Rev. Herb Townsend officiated. Burial followed in the Litchfield – Delaps Cove Cemetery. Donations in Helen’s memory may be made to the Annapolis Community Health Centre. On line condolences may be sent to www.kaulbachfamilyfuneralhome.com

RAFUSE (Smith), Shirley Mae – 67, Falmouth, Hants Co. It is with heavy hearts that the family announce the passing of a dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend on Thursday, September 4, 2014 in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. She went to be with her one and only true love Owen in Heaven, who predeceased her just four weeks ago. Shirley was a daughter of the late Leo & Evelyn (Wiles) Smith. She is survived by children, Blaine (Elaine), Lower Vaughan; Rose (Stretch McDonald), Sweets Corner and Candace (Adam) Lyon, Falmouth; grandchildren, Mitchell, Andrew (Sarah), Amy (Taylor), Josh, Devin; great-grandson, Zackery; sisters, Caroline “Jane” Smith, Kitchener, ON; Maxine (Bob) Bailey, Waterloo, ON; Pamela (Michael) Rafuse, Upper Vaughan; Teresa (Roscoe) Chandler, Upper Vaughan; Aileen Smith, Waterloo, ON; Paula Cameron, Upper Vaughan; brothers, Leo Jr. “Jack” Smith, Upper Vaughan; Roger Smith, Lockhartville; Mark (Sherry) Smith, Three Mile Plains; Stanley Smith, Chester; Barry (Wanda) Smith, Bishopville; Boyd Smith, Windsor; mother-in-law, Olive Rafuse, Windsor; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Shirley was predeceased by her husband Owen (August 7); brother, Charles (age 3); a stillborn brother and brother-in-law, Steve Cameron. Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., PO Box 981, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0 (902-798-8317). Funeral service was held September 8, in DeMont Family Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Gail Whalen-Dunn officiated. Private family burial was held in Centre Falmouth Cemetery, Falmouth. Donations in memory of Shirley may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 5826 South St., Halifax, NS B3H 1S6 or Canadian Diabetes Association, 137 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 101, Halifax, NS B3S 1B3. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.demontfamilyfuneralhome.ca

WAMBOLDT, Helen Evelyne – 91, Truro, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, September 7, 2014, in Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born June 2, 1923, in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Hector and Lauretta (McCarthy) Geddes. Helen was an active member of First Baptist Church for many years and was involved with Diamond Rebekah Lodge No. 15, where she was past President of Rebekah Assembly, past Most Worshipful Grand Mistress of Canada (LOBA) and past Senior Perceptress of Grand Crystal Chapter of Canada. She was also past President and current member of Ladies Auxiliary, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Truro, Ladies Auxiliary, Hilden Fire Brigade and past President and current member of Hilden Fireside Group. She volunteered with Canadian Bible Society, Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation and many other organizations over the years. Helen was the last surviving member of her immediate family and is survived by her son, Terrance “Terry” (Linda Lindsay), Pleasant Valley; daughters, Bonita “Bonnie” (James) Halliday, Dartmouth; Marilyn (Gary) Cunningham, Halifax; Joanne (Larry) Leavitt, Bible Hill; grandchildren, Daniel Cunningham, Tracie (John) Renick, Travis Wamboldt, Katie Wamboldt, Sara Leavitt, Jennifer Leavitt, Jeff Halliday, Ben Halliday; great grandchildren, Alayna and Madalyn Renick; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Stanley Horace Wamboldt; sisters, Georgina, Viola, Phyllis, Shirley; brothers, Frank, Frederick, Maurice, Walter, Robert. Helen’s remains rested in First Baptist Church, Truro, on September 11, where Diamond Rebekah Lodge No. 15 conducted a tribute service. Ladies Auxiliary of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Truro, conducted a tribute service, followed by a funeral service, Reverend Paul Worden officiated. Reception followed in Memorial Hall. Private family interment in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro. If so desired, donations in Helen’s memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or First Baptist Church are welcomed. Arrangements were entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Helen’s obituary online and selecting “Send A Condolence” at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WEAL, Mark Andrew – After surgeries to correct Congenital Heart Defects, Mark Andrew Weal died peacefully surrounded by his parents and maternal grandmother September 6, 2014. He was born August 28, 2014 at 9:03 pm in the IWK Health Centre. Mark was the son of Peter Weal and Marlene Nolet, Cole Harbour. He is survived by a half brother Lucas Edwards. His paternal grandparents are Peter and Carol Weal, Dartmouth. His maternal grandparents are Antonius (Tonnie) and Diane Nolet; and his maternal great-grandparents are Ralph and Claire Manuge, all of West Petpeswick. His aunts are Joanne Fraser, Stewiacke; and Paulette Weal, Cole Harbour. His uncle is Jonathan Nolet, Dartmouth. We would like to thank the PICU care team for their lion-hearted efforts and profound kindness. For donations, we would be pleased to have you support the IWK foundation, the Braveheart Support Society and/or Ronald McDonald Family Room as they have supported us in our time of need. Funeral Service was held for Mark Andrew at St. John XXIII Church, Dartmouth, September 13, Fr. Irek Bem, SDS officiated. Reception followed in church hall. Interment will be in the Mines Road Cemetery, West Petpeswick, NS. Arrangements entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home.
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WELLWOOD, Kenneth Bruce “Albie” – 57, passed away suddenly on August 29, 2014, at his home in Medicine Hat, AB. He was born in Elmsdale and was a son of the late Enos and Merna (Ashley) Wellwood. Ken was a well-known hockey player in the East Hants area as he grew up. In recent years, he became an avid NASCAR fan with his wife, Donna. He was also a lifetime Maple Leaf fan. He worked as a truck driver with several companies in Nova Scotia before he moved to Alberta where he worked at Alberta Health Services for the past 10 years. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Donna (Florkowski); stepdaughters, Tiffany and Yvonne (Ryan) and her children, Jayde, Dalyn and Kash; stepson, Tyson; brothers, Ted (Angie), Enfield; Tim, Elmsdale; Dan (Joanne), Lantz; nieces, Katelin, Chelsea, Emma, Ashley and Samantha. He is also fondly remembered by the many friends he made throughout his lifetime. Cremation has taken place and there will be a private family burial at a later date. Donations in his name may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

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