WILSON (Keezer), Nellie C.
88, Kentville, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 25, 2009, in Mountain Lea Lodge, Bridgetown. Born in Canada Creek, Black Rock, Kings Co., she was a daughter of the late Charles Keezer and Mary Parsons. Nellie was employed with Scotian Gold for 38 years, where she retired as manager of the successful farm market. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Leslie Wilson; stepchildren, Wanda (Haris) Hristopoulos, Eric (Dawna) Tibbetts, Doris (Donny) Millett, Ellen Smith, Sandra (Gordon) Crutcher, Ken (Faye) Tibbetts, Laurie (Debbie) Tibbetts; grandchildren, Michelle Hershbarger, Michael Wyse, Russell Wyse Jr., Steven Wyse, Monique Kellar; stepgrandchildren, Calvin Millett, Jordan and Nicole Tibbetts, Michelle Millett, Cheryl Skiffington and many others. Besides her parents, Nellie was predeceased by her husband, Harold Wilson; son, Morris Wilson; daughter, Deanna Wyse; her partner of 40 years, Fred Tibbetts; brothers, Stanley, Walter, Charles, Wilfred, Kempton, Harold, James; sisters, Muriel, Elizabeth and Jean. There will be no visitation by the family's request. A funeral service followed by a reception will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 5 Leverett Ave., Kentville, NS B4N 2K5 (902-678-2151) Rev. Thelma McLeod officiating. A private interment will take place in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the Valley Regional Hospital Foundation, Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.
EWING, Gordon Bruce
58, Noel Shore, passed away suddenly at home on Friday, April 24, 2009. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Ronald and Vera (Stone) Ewing. Gordon worked in auto body repair most of his life which got him involved in local stock car racing and was an avid race car fan. Gordon enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Mary (Connors); daughter, Heather (Stephen) Webber, Cole Harbour and son, Christopher (Lisa), Hubley; grampie's boys, his grandsons, Cory Webber, Ryan and Joshua Ewing; sisters, Betty, Margaret, Jean and Grace and brothers, Arthur, Robert, Donald, David, Doug, Stevie and Hillard. He was predeceased by sister, Lorraine and brothers, Walter and Joseph. Cremation has taken place with visitation 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m., both in Noel United Church, Noel, Rev. Joan Conrad officiating with private family burial in Noel Shore Cemetery. A reception to follow the service in the church basement. Donations in memory of Gordon can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to Scott Kelly Memorial at the I.W.K. Arrangements entrusted to the compassionate care of the J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Hwy. 354, Kennetcook, Hants Co. NS BON 1PO 1-902-362-2440.
MUISE, Joseph "Carl"
73, of Sluice Point, Yarmouth Co. passed away Monday, December 22, 2008, at home. Carl worked for 40 years in Toronto and Massachusetts before returning to Sluice Point. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, the former Mary E. Palmer. Cremation has taken place. All family and friends are invited to attend the committal of ashes 12 Noon, Saturday, May 2, 2009, in Pine Grove Cemetery, Middleton, Rev. Bob Billings officiating. A reception will be held in Port George Recreation Centre following the committal. Donations in memory may be made to Pine Grove Cemetery, Middleton or Port George Recreation Centre.
HATHERLY, Donald Henderson Q.C. "Don"
of Granville Centre, formerly of Bridgetown, passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit of Annapolis Community Health Centre in Annapolis Royal on April 23, 2009, from complications following surgery. Don, a son of the late James Gordon Hatherly and Jean Aileen (Henderson) was born January 29, 1930, in Medford, Mass. Don grew up in Truro attending Willow Street School and Colchester County Academy. Don graduated with a B.A. from Mount Allison University and a law degree from Dalhousie University. Don's legal practice involved both Crown Prosecutor and private practice in Bridgetown where Don and his wife, Fran worked together serving the legal needs of the community. Don also served on the Bridgetown Town Council. Among Don's many interests were curling, bowling, playing bridge with his neighbors, and he had a passion for history. More recently, he enjoyed retirement, rose gardening, walking through the historic gardens, listening to classical music, dining at Newman's Restaurant and watching the backyard antics of the wildlife there, and caring for Fran. Don was predeceased by his loving wife of 48 years, Frances (Sharp) Hatherly; his sister, Jeanne Craig Graham, and recently his niece, Pamela Jean Langille. Don is survived by his sister, Norma Langille, Halifax and brother, Richard (Evelyn) Hatherly, Barrie, Ont., and numerous nieces and nephews and their children, and many cousins. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Don's life will be held on Monday, April 27, at 2 p.m. in Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, 385 Granville St., Bridgetown, Rev. Keith Churchill officiating. The family thanks Dr. Barkwell, the nurses and staff of the Palliative Care Unit for their loving care of both Frances and Don as they completed the circle of their lives. A special thanks to Don's devoted caregivers, Sharon and Judy. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, Annapolis Community Health Centre, PO Box 426, Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0.
McNUTT, Angus Seymour
76, Truro, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2009, in Willow Lodge, Tatamagouche. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Lee Gordon and Edith (MacKenzie) McNutt. Angus served as a signal man for the Army and returned to farm in the Truro area. He also worked for Warren Maritime Paving. His favorite hobbies were his grandchildren who he loved dearly. He is survived by twin sons, Glen (Stephanie), Tatamagouche; Gary (Chris), North River; wife, Marion Ruth (Weatherby), Truro; sister, Lena Terry, North River; brothers, Ron, Bible Hill; Harry (Vivian), Harmony; Danny (Joan), Truro; brother-in-law, Kerr Whidden, North River; grandchildren, Nathan, Benny, Luke, Jackie and Katie; great-grandchildren, Konnor and Taelen; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Bessie MacKenzie and Ella Whidden; brothers, Max, Rex and John in infancy; brothers-in-law, Ralph MacKenzie and Elmer Terry. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. today with funeral service Tuesday, April 28th, at 2 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, with Rev. Robert McNutt officiating. Interment in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Willow Lodge or to a charity of choice.
REID, Norman Copp
63, Truro, formerly of Masstown, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 26, 2009, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by his loving family. Born January 3, 1946, in Truro, he was a son of the late Harry and Annie (Copp) Reid. Norman worked at various service stations in the area and many will remember him from his last job at the Petro Can in Glenholme. Norman is survived by his daughter, Crystal; son, Clinton; one granddaughter, all of Halifax; brother, Arthur "Art" (Shirley), Kentville; sisters, Elva (Raymond) Irving, Bible Hill; Laura Reid, Truro; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Bertram in infancy. We would like to thank the excellent staff at Aberdeen Hospital, ICU and Palliative Care Units, for the care they provided to Norman and his family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro, where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Rev. Don MacQueen officiating. Reception will follow. Interment will be held in Masstown Cemetery. Family flowers only. If so desired, donations in Norman's memory to the Parkinson Society of Canada, Maritime Region or Palliative Care Unit, Aberdeen Hospital.
LATTIE, Harvey "Keith"
72, Five Mile River. It is with great sadness and sorrow we announce the passing of a loving husband of 35 years, a father, grandfather, brother and uncle. Keith passed away suddenly at home on April 24, 2009. He was a son of the late William and Aliala (Ettinger) Lattie. Keith served in the Canadian Army with the Black Watch from August 1957 - December 1960 in Canada and Cont. Europe. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 166, Noel and an avid dart player with the over 50 team. He will be dearly missed by all his family and friends as well as his two little four legged babies, Gizmo and Blackie. (R.I.P. always loved and never be forgotten). Keith is survived by his wife, Betty (Rankin); daughters, Kathleen, Truro; Margaret Greene, Stewiacke; Cindy (Murray) Harrison, Vernon, B.C.; sons, Leonard Clarke, at home; Harvey (Lisa) Joudrey, Gold River; Terry Jackie Hancox, Windsor, Ont.; brothers, Ross, Adam (Edna), Alfred; sister, Edith and grandchildren, Megan, Erica, Robert Greene, Felicia Hancox and Nathan, Johnathn and Shauna Joudrey and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by stepsons, Clarence and Kenny; sister, Ada; brothers, Clarence, Raymond and Reginald. Cremation has taken place. A legion service will be held at 6:45 p.m. followed by visitation from 7-9 p.m. today and a memorial service Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., all in J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Hwy. 354, Kennetcook. Interment in Five Mile River Cemetery followed by a reception in the Royal Canadian Legion, Noel, Chuck Paterson officiating. Family flowers only. Donations can be made to Five Mile River Cemetery or Kennetcook United Church. Arrangements entrusted to the compassionate care of J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Hwy. 354, Kennetcook, Hants Co. (1-902-362-2440).
CARTWRIGHT, Cmdr. Brian A.H.(ret'd)
Bear River, July 17, 1924 - April 25, 2009. Born in Bray, Republic of Ireland, Brian was the son of the late Leo George Cartwright and Dorothy Evelyn (Cummings) Cartwright. After immigrating to the United States in 1926, he lived in Needham, Mass. and completed his high school in Milwaukee, Wis. Planning to continue into architecture, he instead moved to Canada and entered the RCAF in 1942. In 1945 he joined the RCN and served most of his career on the Atlantic Coast, serving in several destroyers and frigates. He had NATO postings to Rome and Virginia, retiring from the RCN in 1972, when he became involved in the Halifax shipping industry. In 1979 he retired to the tranquility of Bear River where he enjoyed his gardens, the outdoors and hosting many friends he had made through his colourful life. Brian is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Marion (Chute) Cartwright; daughter, Patricia (Wayne) Shattuck, Portuguese Cove; and son, John (Margaret) Cartwright, Greenfield. He was predeceased by brothers, Anthony and Gabriel. Deepest thanks go to his longtime devoted friends/caregivers Seretha Balcom and Joe Gesner of Bear River. Thanks also to the staff at Melville Lodge, Halifax, for his later care. Cremation has taken place under the direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield, (477-5601). A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations in Brian's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia.
Noted local restaurateur, proprietor for many years of the innovative SoHo Kitchen, avid saltwater sailor, bon vivant and raconteur, Tom Roussell, born January 20, 1951 passed away peacefully April 24, 2009 in the VG Site, QEII. Tom's love of good food, wine, conversation and friendship admirably suited him for his vocational path. Born in Burlington, Vi., he was the son of the late Tom Roussell Sr. and Alberta Ramsay. He was predeceased by his brother, Robert Roussell. Tom graduated with a degree in History from the University of Massachusetts and embarked at a young age into the world of restaurants. Tom owned, CO-owned or managed restaurants throughout New England including the famed Alberta's in Portland, Me. prior to his relocating to Halifax in 1984. Upon arrival, Tom took a small hole-in-the-wall lunch counter on Granville Street and through the years expanded the restaurant, which was to become more than a restaurant; a meeting house for a wide, diverse group of regulars whose disparate backgrounds were linked through Tom's intellectual pursuits, love of books and humour, a folk art gallery, a performance space, one never knew what would be on the menu at SoHo, but it was always good. Tom touched many hearts and made many, many good friends, all of whom will sadly miss his imaginative culinary skills, camaraderie, warmth and infectious laughter. Tom's gastronomic accomplishments were recognized locally. He catered many film productions around Nova Scotia as well as galas of all sizes and variety. A chance meeting with Rimpoche Trumpa opened Tom's heart to the philosophy of Buddhism, hence leading him to a life of practicing kindness and generosity. Tom is survived by his loving wife, Trish McManus; cousin, Deb Roussell Massachusetts; and 4 very close friends whom he called brothers, Kyle Jaskson Halifax; Michael McTague, California; Bob Marcelli, New York; and Tony Marcelli, Florida. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Shambala Center. Trish and Tom would like to thank all the medical caregivers who assisted Tom throughout his journey over the last five years, especially the nurses on 7A palliative care at the VG Site, QEII. Carol Smiley, thank you. As per Tom's wishes cremation has taken place. Memorial services for Tom and the late Tom Rousell Sr. will be held in St. Columba Chapel, Atlantic School of Theology, May 8, at 2 p.m., Francklyn Street, Halifax.
YARN (Noiles), Margaret Frances
92, of Boutilier's Point, passed away peacefully in Maplestone Enhanced Care, Halifax, on Sunday April 26, 2009, with her son Doug at her side. Born in Nappan, she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Adelaide (Clyburn) Noiles. Margaret was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved life, was full of fun, and enjoyed singing and dancing and she was "generally" good spirited. She is survived by her sons, Bill (Jackie), Truro; Albert (Joyce), Simms Settlement; Doug (Sheila), St. Margaret's Bay; daughter, Mary Manuel, Halifax; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband Albert, son, Gordie; siblings, Bill, Fred, Minnie, Alice , Victoria, Kaye, Mabel, Eva, and Jennie. Family will receive visitors 7-9 p.m. Tuesday April 28 in the Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, 13549 Peggy's Cove Rd., Tantallon. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, in St. Margaret's of Scotland Catholic Church, Glen Margaret. Burial to follow in church cemetery. Donations can be made to St. Margaret's of Scotland Church Cemetery, Glen Margaret.
PERRY, Bessie Leona
96, Grand View Manor, Berwick, formerly of North East Harbour, Shelburne Co., passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2009. Born in South Brookfield on January 21, 1913, she was the daughter of Perrie and Lucy (Cashman) Hunt. Surviving are her son, Curtis (Jean) McKenney Jr.; and stepchildren, Ruby (Ches) Matheson, Majorie Dresser, Rodney (Blanche) Perry; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Perry; son, Lawrence McKenney; and stepchildren, Cecil Perry, Keith Perry, Doris Goulden, Bertha Ritcey, and Marion Swaine. For a number of years, Bessie and Harry lived as sole occupants on Cape Negro Island, where Harry was the lightkeeper. Bessie enjoyed playing cards, and caring for her small flower gardens. She was fond of animals, especially her cats. No visitation by request. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Annapolis Valley Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook. Interment, in Ingomar Cemetery, Shelburne Co., will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Bessie Perry may be made to a charity of one's choice.
MacDONALD, Johanna E.
93, Frostproof, Fla., formerly of Karsdale, Annapolis Co., died April 20, 2009 in Brandywyne Health Center, Winter Haven, Fla. Born in Karsdale, Fla., she was the daughter of the late George Chisholm and Mary (Schaffner) Chisholm. She lived in Florida for the last 38 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Dougald, of Doctor's Brook, Antigonish Co., in 1994. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews; and sisters-in-law, Anne Finney, Windsor, Ont.; and Elizabeth MacDonald, of Ardness, Pictou Co. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Avon Park, Fla., and Rev. Bernard MacAdam officiated. Burial was in Silver Hills Cemetery, Frostproof, Fla.