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RANKIN, Gordon Sidney "Gord" - Beloved husband of Beth Rankin of Calgary, passed away on Monday, July 10, 2006, at the age of 72 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Peg and R.J. "Bob" Rankin, and his brother, John Rankin. Gord was born December 9, 1933, in Halifax. Growing up in Halifax, athletics were a big part of Gord's life. While pursuing his Bachelor of Commerce at Dalhousie, Gord was chosen Athlete of the Year. He had a successful career that broke barriers in the liquid petroleum gas business. Gord served as President and CEO of various companies including Stillings Petroleum Canada, CanStates Energy and Kinetic Resources. Besides his loving wife of 49 years, Beth, Gord is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Barbara Rankin of Cochrane, Alta.; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Dave LaBarre of Calgary; grandchildren, Michael and Catherine Rankin, and Garret and Matthew LaBarre, We will miss your smiles, your hugs and your kind and encouraging words. Funeral services will be held at St. Andrew's United Church (924 Heritage Dr. S.W.) on Friday, July 14, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Rod Sykes, Presider. Forward condolences through: www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the doctors and nurses of Unit 73 at the Rockyview General Hospital for their care and support. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary, 731 13 Ave. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 1C8, telephone: 403-276-9981. In living memory of Gord Rankin, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Dr. S.W., telephone: 403-243-8200. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: July 13, 2006

RAYMOND, Linda Marie - 57, Bras d'Or, died April 27, 2006 in Northside General Hospital. Born in Montreal, she was a daughter of Stella (Hynes) King and the late Louis King. Surviving are her husband, Vernon Raymond; daughters, Wanda and Denise Taylor; son, Troy Taylor; sisters, Sharon Bailey (Vince), Kay Green (Ernie); brothers, Kevin (Asta), Kenny (Kitt); grandchildren, Bria and Natasha MacLean, Sabrina and Chase Taylor; best friend, Shirley Snow. She will be missed by cats, Mickey and Freckles. Funeral Monday, 2 p.m. in Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines. A reception will follow. fillmoreandwhitman@ns.sympatico.ca 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: April 29, 2006

RAYNARD, Dorothy Clare "Tiny" - 84, of 378 Willow Ave., New Glasgow, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, in Aberdeen Regional  Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Yarmouth, she was a daughter of the late George and Eleanor Grace (Giles) Fry. Dorothy was a  resident of New Glasgow for the past 15 years having previously resided in Tusket Falls, Yarmouth Co. She is survived by her  husband, David, New Glasgow; sons, Thomas, Tusket Falls, Yarmouth Co.; David (Marilyn), Trenton; Ronald, New Glasgow;  daughter, Grace (Alexander) Fraser, Tusket Falls, Yarmouth Co.; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, George  "Buzz" Fry, Hebron, Yarmouth Co.; sister-in-law, Frances Nickerson, Tusket Falls; numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy was  predeceased by brother, Clifford Fry (Saint John, N.B.); sisters, Edith Hatfield (Raynardton, Yarmouth Co.), Myrtle Raynard  (Liverpool). Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation by request. A public memorial service will be held 2 p.m.  Saturday in H.W. Angus Funeral Home Chapel, New Glasgow, Rev. Bill White officiating. Burial of ashes at a later date. No  flowers by request. Donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to the IWK Health Centre Foundation or Big Brothers Big  Sisters.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: June 8, 2006

REID (Robertson), Barbara Evelyn - 69, Eastern Passage, passed away on June 11, 2006, in Dartmouth General Hospital, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Born in 1937 in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Clark "Robby" Robertson and Evelyn (Mitchell) Robertson. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Gordon Reid, Eastern Passage; daughter, Eileen Sturge, Barrie, Ont.; daughter, Evelyn Cole (Philip Watson), Bridgewater; son, Robert (Shirley) Reid, Cole Harbour; daughter, Erin Reid, Halifax; brother, Kenneth (Margie) Robertson, Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.; Edith (Fred) Scaife, Wolfville; stepsister, Jeannine (Arnie) Martin, Sydney; grandchildren, Jonathon, Julia, Mitchell, Andrew, Sydney, and Parker; several nieces and nephews. The Reid family would like to thank wonderful family members and friends; Dr. Beverley Eisener, Barbara's doctor and friend of 22 years; Dr. Eisener's assistant, Louise; Dr. Bruce Colwell and his assistant, Angela; Dr. Helmut Hollenhorst and his staff; Dr. Paul McIntyre; the marvelous staff and volunteers at the Chemo Unit, Dickson Centre; and the staff of the Palliative Care Unit, 3 East, Dartmouth General Hospital for their excellent care. Barbara made arrangements to donate her corneas to the Tissue Bank, QEII Health Sciences Centre, prior to cremation, in the hopes that it would give the gift of sight to others. There will be no visitation or funeral per Barbara's request. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Salvation Army and/or the Palliative Care Unit, 3 East, Dartmouth General Hospital.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: June 12, 2006

RICHARD, Estelle Loretta - 73, Dartmouth, died June 11, 2006, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Woodside, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Loretta (Roberts) Osborne. She was a long-time volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society. She loved animals, gardening and was a passionate figure skating fan. She was known to her friends as the angel lady, because of her extensive collection of angel figurines. She is survived by husband, Laurie; son, Peter (Janet); daughter, Linda, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by brothers, Jack, Everett, Earl, Charles, and Kevin; sisters, Madeline, Genevieve and Lucille Le Vesconte. Visiting will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Peters Roman Catholic Church (Maple Street), Dartmouth, Father Owen Connolly celebrant. Burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: June 12, 2006

RICHARDSON, Cecil Vermont - 90, Allendale, passed away in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, on June 10, 2006. Born in Pleasant Point, he was a son of the late Gordon and Nellie Richardson. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the Royal Canadian Navy for five years. He also served with the Canadian Coast Guard for several years until his retirement. He is survived by stepdaughter, Norma Pierce (Hupman), New Grafton, Queens Co.; sisters, Brenda, Evelyn, Elizabeth, Kathleen, and Florence; brother, Karl. He is also survived by three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Annetta Hupman; brothers, Albert and Arthur; sister, Roberta. Many will remember Cecil for his wit and the practical jokes he liked to play on his family and friends. No visitation by request. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Chapel, Lockeport, Rev. Dr. John Hammond officiating. Interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Osborne Harbour Cemetery or a charity of your choice. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: June 12, 2006

ROBICHAUD, Edward Henry - 86, Arichat, died October 22, 2006, in St. Anne's Community and Nursing Centre after a long period of declining health following a major stroke in 1978. Born in Whitman, Mass., he was the youngest son of the late Charles and Dauphine (Plausse) Robichaud. Eddie was a noted high school athlete and attended Louisiana State University on a football scholarship before enlisting in the United States Navy in June of 1942. He rose to the rank of Chief Petty Officer and participated in the D Day landings. He married army nurse Elizabeth M. Stevens in August 1942. After discharge from military service, they built their home in Manomet, Mass., and raised seven children while owning and operating a prosperous roofing and sheet metal company. While residing in Manomet, Eddie was active in beekeeping, youth sports, scouting and the local volunteer fire department. Eddie was an accomplished operatic tenor, having studied voice in Boston and New York. He had frequent guest roles with the Boston Opera and also the Handel and Hayden Society. He was the host and star of his own radio show in the 1950s and after abandoning a full-time music career to attend to his growing family, he continued to perform with many local theaters and choirs. Betty and Eddie retired in 1972 and moved to Arichat, where they proudly restored their 19th century heritage home and stayed active in community affairs, particularly Isle Madame's Volunteer Fire Department and public health services. He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; his sons, Edward, Reston, Va.; Paul, Newmarket, N.H.; Phillip, Antigonish County; grandchildren, Colette, Rebecca, and Dylan. He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth; children, Arthur, Stephen, and Michelle. A private memorial service for family is planned for the spring of 2007. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations by made to St. Martha's Regional Hospital Foundation, 25 Bay St., Antigonish, NS B2G 2G5 or St. Anne's Nursing Centre, Arichat, NS B0E 1A0. On-line condolences: www.clcurry.com
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: October 24, 2006

ROBICHEAU, Emile J. - 86, Meteghan, died October 1, 2006, at home. Born in Meteghan, he was a son of the late CÚsaire and Vitaline (Deveau) Robicheau. Surviving are his wife, Beulah; son, Gerard (Eveline), Saulnierville; daughters, Corinne (Emery) Jeddry, Comeauville; Rosaline (Richard) Deveau, Saulnierville Station; Patsy (Danniel) Deveau, Meteghan; Blanche (John) Theriault, Meteghan River; brother, Alfred (Celeste), Meteghan; sisters, Irene Thibodeau, Meteghan; Marie Pellegrini, Lynn, Mass.; Sadie Saulnier, Winthrop, Mass.; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Stanis, Edmond; sister, Therese. Visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday in Stella Maris Church, Meteghan, Rev. Albeni d'Entremont officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: October 2, 2006

ROBICHEAU, M. Loretta - 78, Mavillette, passed away October 2, 2006, at home. Born in Comeauville, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Rita (Romain) Melanson. She is survived by her loving husband, Bernard, Mavillette; children, Theresa, Saulnierville; Bernard Jr., Bedford; Celeste and Anne Marie, both of Halifax; brothers, Adolph, Meteghan Station; Camille, McAdam, N.B.; Edward, Meteghan; Hector, Comeauville; sisters, Agnes Thimot, St. Benoni; Angelina Robicheau, Meteghan; Delima Theriault, Belliveau Cove; Josephine Lewis, Greenwood; Marie Melanson, Church Point; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by brothers, Bernard, Augustin, Henri, James, Nicholas; sisters, Azelle, Anita, and May. Visitation was held in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. today in St. Vincent de Paul Church, Salmon River, Rev. Albeni d'Entremont officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society, Atlantic Division
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: October 4, 2006

ROBICHEAU, Veryl Mona - 76, West Chezzetcook, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Thursday, October 12, 2006, in Dartmouth General Hosptial. She was the daughter of the late Stephen and Ella (Myers) Mosher. She is survived by her sisters, Odessa Robicheau and Buella Faulkner; brothers, Ray and Blanchard Mosher. She is also survived by sons, Wade, Gary and Tony (Bernadette) Robicheau, all of West Chezzetcook; she was a loving grandmother and will be missed by her grandchildren, Samantha, Cassidy, Cordell, Terry, Brian and Juanita and eight great-grandchildren. You will be greatly missed but always in our hearts. She was predeceased by her husband, John; son, Brian; brothers, Verdon and Merlin; sisters, Leona and Elsie. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Rowlings Funeral Home, Musquodoboit Harbour. Funeral will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Anselms's Church, West Chezzetcook. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: October 14, 2006

ROGERS, Bryne Robert - 58, Glace Bay, died July 3, 2006, in Glace Bay Healthcare Complex. Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of Agnes (Melnick) and the late Robert Rogers. Surviving are his wife, Donna Servinis; daughter, Amanda Rogers; brothers, Bernie (Janice), Blair (Charlotte), Barry (Donna); sisters, Bev (Robert) Gilbert, Brenda (Pierre) DesRoches. He was predeceased by grandchild, Nile Rogers. Cremation has taken place under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay. No visitation by request. Funeral was held Wednesday in Holy Cross Church. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences: www.vjmcgillivray.ca
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: July 6, 2006

ROGERS, Dorothy Agnes - 88, Wallaceburg, Ont., formerly of Lamont Road, Kentville, died Sunday, June 4, 2006, in Fairfield Park Nursing Home, Wallaceburg. Born in Crowborough, Sussex, England, she was a daughter of the late William and Anne (Hoscroft) Taylor. She was a member of Bethany Memorial Baptist Church prior to moving to Sarnia, Ont., in 1999. She is survived by daughter, Mrs. Ann (Bob) Lambert, Sarnia, Ont.; sons, Gordie (Donna), North Bay, Ont.; Douglas (Sarah) Rhodenizer, Kentville; sister, Rene Turner, Uckfield, Sussex, England; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Grant Rogers, and brothers, Alfred and Jim Taylor. Visitation will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, preceding the funeral service at 6 p.m., and followed by a reception in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Pastor Thelma MacLeod officiating. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings Co. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to Bethany Memorial Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: June 9, 2006

ROGERS, Dorothy Maude - 83, Hantsport, Hants Co., passed away Friday, June 16, 2006, the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born on August 12, 1922, in Yarmouth, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Herbert and Lucy (Markham) Gornall. She was a long-time employee at CKF Inc. Hantsport, retiring in 1988. She attended Mount Allison University, Sackville, N.B. She formerly resided in Springhill, where she met and married her husband, Daniel. Dorothy loved to travel and especially enjoyed spending her time during the summer at her sister's cottage in Port Severn, Ont. She was a member of St. James United Church, Hantsport, the U.C.W., and was a choir member for many years. She is survived by her children, Sharon (David) Sheppard, Lower Sackville; Leslie (Philip) Shand, Wellington; Richard "Dick" (Cindy) Rogers, Black Creek, B.C.; Brian Rogers, Campbell River, B.C.; Joyce (Alan) McCully, Lower Sackville; Ruth (Shaun) Wolfe, Everett, Ont.; Stephen (Shauna) Rogers, Victoria, B.C.; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandson; sister, Audrey Joblin, Mississauga, Ont. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Daniel Lewis Rogers (1979); brother, Allan Gornall. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King St., Windsor. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. James United Church, Hantsport, with Rev. Glennis Smith officiating. Interment will be in Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch or a charity of choice. Sign the Book of Condolence, click on Obituaries, at: www.lindsaysfuneralhome.com
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: June 19, 2006

ROGERS, Helen Marie - 88, Kentville, formerly of Avonport and Aylesford Lake, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2006, in Evergreen Home For Special Care, Kentville. Born in Avonport, she was a daughter of the late Burpee Seymour Sr. and Mary Elizabeth (Fortune) Sweet. Helen was a member of Avonport United Baptist Church. She was also past president of the Avonport Women's Institute and past Noble Grand of the Helping Hand Rebekah Lodge No. 40, Hantsport. Helen loved flowers, especially the yellow roses she grew in her garden. She enjoyed being a member of the Busy Bee Sewing Group in Avonport, making quilts. 
Helen liked to play cards and was an excellent cook, no one ever left her house hungry. Helen's family was very important to her, especially her children, Harry Jr. (Joan), Brooks,Alta.; daughters, Gloria Veino, Avonport; Sharon Chenier-Kelly, Aylesford Lake; Deborah (William) Burgan, Aylesford Lake. Helen has grandchildren spread throughout the world, from Thailand to California, each and everyone meant everything to her. She has 19 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and one great great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews; sister in-law, Madge Sweet. Helen was predeceased by her husband, Harry Llewellyn Rogers, in 2005 after being married for 69 years; and infant son, Donald Wayne Rogers. She was also predeceased by sisters, Mary and Oreno; brothers, Russell, Albert, William, Reginald "Med", Robert, and Burpee. There will be no visitation by family request. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 23, in Avonport United Baptist Church, Rev. Gail Whalen-Dunn officiating. A reception will follow the service in the church. A private family interment will take place in Willow Bank Cemetery, Wolfville. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Avonport United Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the care and direction of H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 568 Main St., Wolfville (902-542-2151). Private condolences to the family may be made at: lindsayfunerals@ns.aliantzinc.ca
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: June 19, 2006

ROGERS, Martha Margaret Miller, R.N. - Stellarton, departed from this life on Wednesday, April 19, 2006, in Aberdeen Regional Hospital, New Glasgow. She was 89 years old. Martha was the youngest daughter of the late Benjamin E. and Annabelle (Wadden) Rogers. Her brother, Benjamin (Bennie); her sister, Mary (Henry) MacDonald, and her grandnephew, Kyle MacDonald, predeceased her. Martha lived in Stellarton until she was 23, when she left to study nursing at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Toronto. After graduation she practiced for some 40 years, largely as a private duty nurse. She made Stellarton her home again in 1979, when she returned to look after her ailing mother. Martha was a member of the Aberdeen Hospital Auxiliary, Sharon St. John United Church and United Church Women (Catherine Cutten - Maude Rogers Unit). She was part of the Stellarton Seniors and Line Dancing Group. Her nephews, Bill MacDonald (Natalia) of Alberta, and Stephen MacDonald (Robin) of California, as well as grandnieces, Jennifer, Roxane, Melissa and Kelsey, and grandnephews, Michael and Jonathan, hold her in fond remembrance. Her remains have been cremated. A public memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, in Sharon St. John United Church, Stellarton, with Rev. John Roy officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery. Donations in Martha's memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association (101 - 137 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax, NS B3S 1B3; phone 1-800-326-7712, or the charity of one's choice. Arrangements under the direction of H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: May 2, 2006

ROMA, Clarence Joseph - 76, West Chezzetcook, passed away peacefully July 3, 2006, in QEII Health Sciences Centre. He was a son of the late Arthur and Jane (Wolfe) Roma. Throughout his life, Clarence enjoyed the outside life, having many stories and memories of fishing and hunting. Fond memories also included their cottage in Liscomb. Surviving are wife, Mabel (Typert); son, Clarence "Andy" (Thea), West Porters Lake; sisters, Marjorie (David) Clarke, Chezzetcook; Bernadette (Vic) Barnes, Kingston; Hazel (Gary) Porter, Halifax; Beatrice, Porters Lake; brothers, Albert (Sandra), West Porters Lake; Anselm (Bertha), Chezzetcook; and "just like a son", Robert Walsh (Rhonda) and "grandsons" Liam and Blake. He was predeceased by sisters, Elsie and Thecla; and brother, Paul. Clarence had a special fondness for children, especially his many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. Arrangements entrusted to Rowlings Funeral Service, Musquodoboit Harbour. Funeral will be held on Thursday, July 6, at 10 a.m. St. Anselm's Church with Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiating. Burial will follow in St. Anselm's Cemetery. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the IWK Health Centre Foundation, The Arthritis Society or Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: July 5, 2006

ROMANS, Mary "Delores" - 67, Halifax, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2006, in Annapolis Royal. Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Margaret (MacLellan) Gillis. Delores retired from the Royal Bank in 1996 and was devoted to her dog, Shammy. She was an avid bridge player and bowler, and enjoyed the camaraderie of her many friends. She is survived by brother, Bob Tumilty, Annapolis Royal; three nephews, three grandnephews and two grandnieces. She was predeceased by her husband, Bernie. Visitation 6-9 p.m. today in Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home, 2032 Robie St. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday in Blessed Mother Teresa, corner of Robie and Normandy Drive, formerly St. Stephen's Church, Father Gilbert Bertrand, OMI officiating. Burial at a later date. Donations to a charity of choice. E-mail condolences may be sent to: cruikshankhalifaxfh@alderwoods.com
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: July 14, 2006

ROMARD, Marie Jeanne - 74, Cheticamp, died July 10, 2006, in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp. Born in Cheticamp, she was a daughter of the late Leo Patrick and Alice (Doucet) Roach. She was a member of St. Peter's Church, Cheticamp. Surviving are husband, Emmanuel Romard; sons, Mel Breen (Grace), Red Deer, Alta.; Mark Breen (Denice), Glace Bay; daughters, Linda (Marcel) LeForte, Cheticamp; Donna (Ross) Lamont, Merritt, B.C.; Debbie Breen and Diane Breen, both of Edmonton, Alta.; brothers, Norman Roach, St. Leonard, Que.; Clifford (Doris) Roach, Erin, Ont.; Clovie (Patricia) Roach, Cheticamp; sisters, Doris Hall, Burlington, Ont.; Leona (Ambrose) Muise, Grand Etang; Ethel (Edmund) Aucoin, Antigonish; grandchildren, Sheldon, Katie, Raymond, Duncan, Rae, Kara, Jennifer, Jordan, and Shayne. She was predeceased by her first husband, Reynold Breen; brothers, Daniel, Wilfred, Clifford (twin, in infancy); sister, Pauline Deveaux. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral 10 a.m. Friday in St. Peter's Church, Cheticamp, Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: July 12, 2006

ROODE, Wayne Gary "Johnny" - 60. It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, on June 9, 2006, in Truro, surrounded by his family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Bible Hill on April 19, 1946, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Mildred Roode. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Judy Benvie; daughters, Shelley (Robert) Muise and Sheri (Robbie Ellis); son, Jay (Vanessa McNutt); grandchildren, Jessie-Lee, Chad, Tanner, Amanda, Kael; sisters, Frances "Button" Delaney, Florence "Snappy" Roode; many nieces and nephews who adored him, and countless friends. He was predeceased by brother, Johnny in infancy, and sister, Janet Harrison. Johnny was a lifelong member of the Truro Horseman's Club and also the Air Force Club. He enjoyed his camp on Belmont Mountain for many years, enjoyed early mornings, loved to hunt, fish and take drives with his faithful friend, Shep. No visitation by family request. Funeral service will be held on Monday, June 12, at 2 p.m. in Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro, Major Rocky Bishop and Major Janice Bishop will officiate, with burial to follow in Onslow Island Cemetery. Following the burial, a celebration of Johnny's life will take place in Truro Horseman's Club, Truro. Donations in memory may be made to the Belmont Ball Field c/o Belmont Recreation Association, Dr. Pr Memorial Fund, Bill MacKinnon, R.R. No. 1 Belmont, NS B0M 1C0. 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: June 10, 2006

ROSE, Helen Mildred - 86, Halifax, passed away May 5, 2006, at home surrounded by family. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late George Merton Conrad and Ellen Muriel (Davis) Conrad. She was active in the Literacy Council in Moncton and in Spencer House in Halifax. She was an avid mystery reader and member of the Book Club. She enjoyed her beloved knitting, crafts and bread making. Helen was very interested in the world around her. She followed politics closely and bought her first computer and started surfing the internet at age 84. She will be fondly remembered for her keen sense of humour and love of animals, especially namesake, Nellie. Helen will be greatly missed by daughters, Jan and Karen (Pierre) Gregoire; son, Paul (Marina); brothers, Ralph (Shirley) Conrad and Ron (Kay) Conrad; grandchildren, Jessica, Will, Brian, Randy, Carmen, and Alexandre. She was predeceased by her husband, William Rose. The family would like to thank the wonderful people at Meals On Wheels, the VON and Palliative Care with special thanks to Ruby MacDonald for her care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, where visitation will take place from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 9, at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home Reception Centre. Cremation and interment will take place at a later date. On-line condolences may be sent to: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: May 8, 2006

ROSE, Michael David T.L. - 14, Scotchtown, died June 3, 2006, in IWK Health Centre, Halifax. Born in Sydney, he was the son of David and Wanda (Lamey) Rose. Surviving are big sister, Ashley; grandparents, Tom Lamey, Leo and Marge Rose; best buddy, uncle Harold; several aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by grandmother, Eva Lamey; cousin, Tony Hawley; aunt, Donna Marie Lamey. Visitation today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. Funeral mass will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, New Victoria. Interment in the parish cemetery. On-line condolences/donation info: www.vjmcgillivray.ca 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: June 6, 2006

RUELLAND, Diane - 57, New Waterford, died June 27, 2006. Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of Mary (Martin) Mugford and the late Donald Mugford. Surviving are husband, Jules; son, Donald (Shelly); daughter, Shelly (Vince); brothers, Mike, Norm (Clara); sisters, Shirley (Jackie), Mary (John), Barbara (John), Linda (John); four grandchildren; nieces, nephews. She was predeceased by son, Jules Leonard in infancy; brothers, John, Don; granddaughter, Brittany Ruelland. No visitation, cremation has taken place under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday in Mount Carmel Church. www.vjmcgillivray.ca 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: June 29, 2006

RUSSELL, Harold Frank, B.Com., B.Ed. - 76, Patterson Street, Pictou, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2006, in Aberdeen Regional Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Douglastown, N.B., he was the son of the late H. Max and Mona (Wood) Russell. Harold attended Pictou Academy and continued his education at Mount Allison University, where he was the first Commerce graduate and a skilled Varsity hockey and rugby player. He worked for Maritime Packers, National Sea, Owned and Operated H.F. Russell Seafoods, Lismore; co-owned Pictou Fisheries Ltd. and Pictou Fishing Supplies. He taught business and also was the head of the Business Department at the former Pictou Regional Vocational School, Stellarton, now the NSCC-Pictou Campus. He was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Pictou and was an elder. He was a former member of the Pictou Kinsmen Club, The Pictou Rotary Club, and Pictou Men's Choir. Harold loved his family, church, friends, his dogs, the garden, talking to people, visiting the wharf and his camp at the "Back of the Moon". He is survived by his wife, the former Doretta Nicholson; sons, James (Dr. Margo Watt), Pictou; Max (Gail), British Columbia; daughters, Mona (Bob) Forbes, Mississauga, Ont.; Hilda Anne (Bill) Troupe, Ottawa, Ont.; Margo (Ron) Bird, Belleville, Ont.; grandchildren, Hayley and Noah Russell, Robert and Alisha Russell, and their mother and family friend, Gladys; Meghan and Alyson Forbes, Amanda and Kim Troupe; stepgrandson, James Bird; sister, Wilma Vye (Harold Burke),Waterloo, Ont.; mother-in-law, Hilda Nicholson, Pictou; brother-in-law, James (Beth) Nicholson, Pictou; sister-in-law, Edna (Dave) Theakston, Picton, Ont. He was predeceased by his father-in-law, James Nicholson; daughter, Lorna. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. on Monday in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Pictou, with Rev. Alan Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Seaview Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Building Fund, Victorian Order of Nurses or Aberdeen Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit.
Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: June 3, 2006

RUSSELL (Wentzell), Lois Gwendolyn - 78, Halifax, passed away in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, on Wednesday, June 7,  2006. Born April 16, 1928, in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Freeman and Sadie (Nichols) Wentzell. Lois was a  lifetime member of St. Marks Anglican Church which included Junior Auxiliary, Girls Auxiliary, Chi-Rho Senior Choir, lifetime  member of the Alexander Society of University of Kings College, Eastern Star, St. Mark's Chancel Guild, President, ACW  Evening Branch, Lay Reader, Holy Eucharist Celebrant and served with St. Mark's Servers Guild. When it came to any church  function, Lois was always there to lend a helping hand. Lois sold Avon for many years, was employed with the Tweed Shop, and  ended her career managing New York Dress Shop. Lois is survived by daughter, Kendra (Robert) Baker, Halifax; sons, Kim  (Karen), Bedford; Robert (Susan), West Dover; grandchildren, Kelly and Russell Baker, and Matthew Russell; sisters, Audrey  (Stewart), Vancouver, B.C.; Barbara, Halifax, and one niece and many nephews. Lois was predeceased by her son, Stephen Ansel  in infancy, and brothers, Howard, Donald "Dutchie" and Robert. The family would like to thank Dr. John Sullivan and Dr. Kata  Koller for their kind and compassionate care. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday in J.A.  Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday in St. Mark's Anglican Church, corner of  Gottingen and Russell streets. Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made  to St. Mark's Building Fund. E-mail condolences: snowfh@alderwoods.com
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: June 8, 2006


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