"E" Obituaries

EDWARDS, Alfred Clayton - 74, Karsdale, Annapolis County, died August 1, 1993, in Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre, Waterville. Born in Lake May, Queens County, he was a son of the late William and Emma (Henley) Edwards. He volunteered to serve his country in 1939, serving with the West Nova Scotia Regiment until 1945. His military career took him to the fighting front in Europe, and it was during this time he was given the nickname Cowboy. After the Second World War, he was married and together he and his wife had 13 children. He worked at CFB Cornwallis for 18 years. An avid outdoorsman, he loved to fish and hunt and had many interests, including his C.B. radio, guitar, country and western music and reading. He was a member of West Nova Scotia Regiment Memory Club and former member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 21, Annapolis Royal. He is survived by his wife, the former Gertrude Lillian Boudreau; six daughters, Lana (Mrs. Ronnie Henshaw), Port Royal; Donna Milner, Kathy (Mrs. Andrew Zwicker), both of Bridgewater; Debbie (Mrs. Alton Turner), Waldec; Janice (Mrs. Jimmy Hebb), Parker Mountain Road; Brenda, Clementsport; seven sons, Bill, Calgary; Carrol, Sheffield Mills; Wayne, Kevin, Michael, all of Karsdale; Alan, Kingsport, Randy, Hillsburn; 22 grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Dolly Lee Edwards; grandson, John Wayne. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Robert L. Hall Funeral Chapel, Annapolis Royal, where a legion tribute service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, and where funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Lic. Tim McFarland officiating. Burial will be in Stoney Beach Cemetery, Granville Beach. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 08/02/93

EDWARDS, Stanley Alfred Francis - 88, the Berkeley, Bedford and formerly of Truro, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 10, 2006, in the VG Site, QEll, Halifax. He was a kind, gentle and modest man who lived a full and rich life. He touched the lives of many and will be remembered for his dedication, loyalty and generosity to family, church and community. Born in West Arichat, Richmond Co., Stan was a son of the late Minnie Jane and Francis Edwards. He was educated at O.L.A. Convent in Arichat, St. Francis Xavier University, Laval University, and the Sorbonne, France. He was a strong advocate of Acadian language and culture and a pioneer in the field of French education. Stan began his career teaching French and Latin at St. Francis Xavier University. He worked for the Department of Education for 40 years as Inspector of Schools in Richmond County, and taught French at the Provincial Normal/Nova Scotia Teachers College where he developed a bilingual teacher training program. He was coordinator of the French Block Program, Nova Scotia Summer School; Chairman of the committee setting French exams for the Atlantic Provinces Examining Board; Consultant in Modern Languages in Halifax with responsibility for opening the first French Division in the Department of Education; and chairman of the French Curriculum Committee. Stan was the author of numerous French textbooks and publications used in Junior High Schools in Canada and the United States. In 1980, he retired as Professor of French and Chairman of the Junior High Department, Teachers College. Stan was a devoted member of Immaculate Conception Church in Truro for over 60 years. He acted as Secretary and President of the Holy Name Society; President of the Parish Council; President of the St. Vincent de Paul Society; member of the Development and Peace Group; a fourth degree Knight of Columbus; member of the Diocesan Marriage Tribunal; executive member of the Diocesan Pastoral Council; President of the Truro Branch of the Canadian Bible Society; church representative and Secretary for the Centre for the Unemployed; a lay reader in the church; and Chairman of the Committee for the building of the new Immaculate Conception Church (1978). He was a longtime member and President of the Truro Branch of the Arthritis Society; chairman of the planning committee responsible for building the Hubtown Housing Co-op on Queen Street and was its first President and treasurer. Stan was Director of the Food Bank; Director of United Way; Director of the Charles Street House; Director of the Children's Aid Society; President of the local of the Nova Scotia Government Employees Association; and member of the committee formed to review the Extension Department of St. Francis Xavier University. In 1977, Stan received the Queen's Centennial Medal for his contribution to education. He was awarded a life membership in the Nova Scotia Language Teacher's Association for his contribution to French education. In 1984, he was awarded the Papal Medal Pro Ecclesia Et Pontifice by Pope John Paul II for his outstanding service to the church. In 1988, St. Francis Xavier University conferred on him an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD). In 1999, he received an award from Governor General Romeo Leblanc for his longtime volunteer service to the Arthritis Society. Stan was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, the former Marie Davis; sister, Florence Poan; brothers, Joseph and Leonard; and a daughter in infancy. He is survived by sons, Paul (Carolyn), Halifax; David (Judy), Truro; daughters, Mary Lynds (John), Bible Hill; Nora Mingo (Jim Lynk), North River; grandchildren, Beth (Christopher), Mark, Vance, Heidi (Kevin), Bryan (Karen); great-grandchildren, William, Raine; sisters-in-law, Kay Dewar, Kathryn Davis; several nieces and nephews. Stan was devoted to his family and will be greatly missed by them. The family wishes to extend heartful thanks to the Berkeley staff and residents and to the doctors and nurses on the 8th floor of the Halifax Infirmary for their kindness, compassion and friendship. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, October 12, in Mattatall Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro. Funeral mass will be 2 p.m. Friday, October 13, in Immaculate Conception Church, Prince Street, Truro, Father Ronald Cairns officiating, with a reception to follow in Campbell Hall. Burial will then be held in the Robie Street Cemetery, Truro. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society at Immaculate Conception Church in Truro, Arthritis Society, or a charity of your choice. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting the "guest book" at: www.mattatallfh.com
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: October 11, 2006

EHLER, Angus Robert - 67, Port Hawkesbury, died suddenly on Wednesday, April 26, 2006, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in Peas Brook, Guysborough Co., he was a son of the late Fred and Marion (Ehler) Ehler. Angus spent his entire career in life insurance and automobile industries, and was a member of St. James' Anglican Church, Halfway Cove. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Eileen (Munroe); daughters, Sharon Ehler, Toronto; Angela (Bruce) Fitzner, Dartmouth; granddaughters, Julia and Stephanie; brothers, Gerald (Sandra), Hazel Hill; Kenneth (Eileen), Peas Brook. He was predeceased by brother, Basil. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday in St. James' Anglican Church, Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Donations in memory of Angus may be made to St. James' Anglican Church. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: April 29, 2006

ELLIOTT, Annie Charlotte - 87, South Rawdon, Hants County, died January 11, 1994, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in Sackville, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Daisy (Donnahee) Wier. She was a member of St. Paul's Anglican Church, Centre Rawdon and the South Rawdon Women's Institute. She is survived by three sons, Clifford, Centre Rawdon; Basil, Fred, both at home; six daughters, Marie (Mrs. A.W. Feetham), Ontario; Frances (Mrs. Hallic Haley), Donna (Mrs. Lawrence McLearn), both of South Rawdon; Margaret (Mrs. William Dearman), Brooklyn, Hants County; Marion (Mrs. Norman Page), Centre Rawdon; Betty Ellis, Halifax; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Charlie Weir, Sackville; two sisters, Ella (Mrs. Vince Aucoin), Dartmouth; Madeline (Mrs. Joseph Ouellet), Summerland, B.C. She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon; daughter, Joyce; son, Gerald; two grandsons; four brothers, Bertham, Robert, Albert, Edward; sister, Margaret. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Withrow-MacMillan Funeral Home, Upper Nine Mile River, where funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday, Rev. Tom Kerr officiating. Burial will be in Centre Rawdon Anglican Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul's Anglican Church or any charity.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 01/13/94

ELLIS, Phyllis Vivian - 72, Marion Bridge, formerly of Cottage Road, Sydney, died November 1, 1993, in Sydney City Hospital. Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Cecil and Bessie (Ash) Wiseman. She was a homemaker and member of Bethel Presbyterian Church. She is survived by a daughter, Betty (Mrs. Peter Whelan), Coxheath; son, Danny, Sydney; two sisters, Winnifred Boudreau, Tawas, Mich.; Bonnie (Mrs. Doug Yhard), Kingston, Ont.; seven grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Nelson. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. tonight, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. Burial will be in Hardwood Hill Cemetery. Donations may be made to Nova Scotia Lung Association.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 11/02/93

ELLIS, Raymond Eugene - 75, Melanson, Kings Co., passed away, Saturday, July 1, 2006, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Yarmouth, he was the son of the late George and Eva (Hicks) Ellis. Raymond worked for over 37 years with the Nova Scotia Power Corporation, retiring in 1986. He was an adherent of the Avonport United Baptist Church. He loved to travel and some of his happiest times were on camping trips with family. He is survived by his wife, Mary; grandson, Gerald Hines; great-grandchildren, Channing and Courtenay; son-in-law, Ken Hines. Raymond is also survived by brother, Ronald (Pauline) Ellis, and sister, Muriel Earl; stepbrothers, Edwin (Edna) Allen, William (Joanne) Allen, Robert (Muriel) Allen, Peter (Anne) Allen; stepsisters, Thelma Duncan, Josephine (Bruce) Dunlop, Lila (Sandy) MacLean, Patricia (Peter) Longino; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Raymond was predeceased by his stepdaughter, Carol Hines. Visitation will take place from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 568 Main St., Wolfville, (902-542-2151). Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, in Avonport United Baptist Church, Rev. Gail Whalen-Dunn and Rev. Sandy MacLean officiating. A reception will follow service in the church hall. A private family burial will take place in Gaspereau Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice. Private condolences to the family may be made at: lindsayfunerals@ns.aliantzinc.ca
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: July 3, 2006

ELLIS, Rodney Richard, MWO (Ret'd) - 57, New Minas, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2006, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Digby, he was a son of the late John "Wally" and Claire (Wright) Ellis. He was a veteran, serving in London, Ontario, Shilo, Cyprus, Germany, Comox, Syria, Goose Bay and Aldershot. He was most proud of his service as Master Warrant Officer with the R.C.E.M.E. Corps. Following 34 years with the Canadian Armed Forces, he retired to New Minas, where he took employment with Kings Transit. He is survived by his companion, Monique Boudreau; sisters, Leslie (Errol) Meisner, Nictaux; Rose Mary (Pat) Langevin, Alberta; brother, Paul, Halifax; stepson, Wesley Thorne, Alberta; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son, Stephen Brown; sisters, Miriam Ellis and Patricia Bennett. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, Rev. Robert Billings officiating. A private family burial will take place at a later date in Mount Hope Cemetery, Bear River. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory may be made to Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: October 2, 2006

EVONG, Emma Frances - 92, West L'Ardoise, Richmond County, died October 12, 1992, in Richmond Villa, St. Peter's, Richmond County. Born in West L'Ardoise, whe was a daughter of the late Louis and Angelique (Burkey) Taylor. She is survived by a daughter, Sophie Beatrice (Mrs. Fred C. Bona), West L'Ardoise; two sisters, Joan Briand, Sophie Landry, both of Halifax; brother, James, West L'Ardoise; seven grandchildren; 14 greatgrandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, William; two sons, Louis Alex, Richard Albert; sister, Mary Jane; three brothers, Helair, Fred, Willie. The body is in L'Ardoise Community Funeral Home, visiting 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Holy Guardian Angel Roman Catholic Church, L'Ardoise, Rev. MacLellan officiating. Burial will be in church cemetery. Donations may be made to Holy Guardian Angel Cemetery Fund or L'Ardoise Community Funeral Home Fund. Arrangements under the direction of C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home Ltd., Arichat.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 10/13/92


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