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SABEAN, Myrna Prisilla - 80, Arlington, Annapolis Co., passed away June 15, 2006, in Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Arlington, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Clara (Taylor) Caldwell. She is survived by daughters, Iris (Donald) Desmules of Wilmot, Laura (Jimmy) Stoddart of Inglisville, Sharon Blanchard of Halifax; foster children, Steve Potter of Middleton, Ralph Bennett of Middleton; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren; brother, Harvey Caldwell of West Arlington; sister, Gladys Lewis of Port Lorne. She was predeceased by son, Brian Sabean; foster son, David Windsor; brothers, Clarence, Herbert, Albert; sisters, Annie, Carrie, Sadie, Udavilla. Visitation will be held today from 7-9 p.m. in Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Bridgetown. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday in Hampton Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Patterson officiating. Interment will be in Hampton Cemetery. Donations in Myrna's memory may be sent to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Lung Association of Nova Scotia. E-mail condolences may be sent to: KAULBACHFH@ns.aliantzinc.ca 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: June 17, 2006

SANFORD, A. Jean - 79, New Minas, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2006, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Avonport, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Mary (Holmes) MacDonald. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed cooking and was an avid bingo player. She is survived by her husband, Frank; son, Bernard (Dona), Trout Lake, Annapolis Co.; sisters, Shirley Burgess, Bedford; Lois (Albert) Schofield, Greenwich; Helen Huntley, Berwick; Roxie (Russell) Redden, Somerset; Margaret (William) Workman, Victoria, B.C.; grandchildren, Angie Connell, Halifax; Ashlea Sanford, Calgary, Alta.; great-grandson, Brady Connell; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Ida Hirtle, Laura Hutt, Doris Lawrence, Elizabeth McBay, and infant sister, Mary; brothers, William and Clarence. There will be no visitation by family request. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Rev. Robert Billings officiating. Donations in memory may be made to Bethany Memorial Baptist Church, Aldershot. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.
Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: June 2, 2006

SAULNIER, Clarence - 74, Villa Acadienne, Meteghan, formerly of La Butte, died September 30, 2006, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Meteghan River, he was a son of the late Alvin and Grace (Comeau) Saulnier. Clarence was employed at A.F. Theriault & Sons Ltd. for over 30 years and was well-known for his wood carvings based on the local culture. Surviving are sisters, Doris Doucet, Laval, Que.; Jean DiBiasi, Boston; brother, Lou Saulnier, Boston; nephew, Alain Doucet, Montreal; many other nieces and nephews. Arrangements are under the direction of Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral 3 p.m. Wednesday in Sacred Heart Church, Saulnierville, Rev. Edgar Mvubu officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: October 2, 2006

SAULNIER, Lucille - 88, Meteghan Centre, died October 22, 2006, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Comeauville, she was a daughter of the late Desire and Emelie (Theriault) LeBlanc. Surviving are her son, Ronnie (Janice), Meteghan River; daughters, Jeannine Saulnier, Meteghan Centre; Annette Deveau (Joe), Marystown, N.L.; foster brother, Paul Comeau, Major Point; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, Irenée; son, Jerry; sister, Phyllis LeBlanc. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday 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 or Canadian Diabetes Association.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: October 25, 2006

SAULNIER, Philomene - 80, Saulnierville Station, passed away June 9, 2006, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Saulnierville, she was a daughter of the late Adolphe and Elizabeth (LeBlanc) Melanson. Philomene was well-known for her generosity in many different organizations and helped many people along her way. She was an executive member of the Clare Unit Canadian Cancer Society for many years, mostly services to patients, and was chosen volunteer of the year for the municipality of Clare. She was also the recipient of the Silver & Gold pins, and was very dedicated to the Lodge that Gives. Philomene was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Clare Branch No. 52, a member and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary which she was very proud of. She was a volunteer at our local radio station CIFA; devoted member of the Clare Seniors Club and a member of Sacred Heart Church, Saulnierville. Surviving are her husband, Charles; brothers, Henri (Ruth) Melanson, Saulnierville; Elie (Shirley) Melanson, Saulnierville; Theodore (Jacqueline) Melanson, Saulnierville; Alphonse (Elaine) Melanson, Meteghan River; sisters, Louise (Daniel) Comeau, Saulnierville; Blanche (Desire) Comeau, Meteghan River; Lydie (Thomas) Saulnier, Saulnierville; Antoinette (Eddie) Theriault, Little Brook; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by son, Thomas. Visitation was held Sunday in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral service 11 a.m. today in Sacred Heart Church, Saulnierville, where a Legion service will follow, Rev. Edgar Mvubu officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: June 12, 2006

SAULNIER, Rene Leo - 85, Veterans' Place and formerly of Pinkneys Point, Yarmouth Co., died July 3, 2006, in Veterans' Place. Born in Pinkneys Point, Yarmouth Co., he was a son of the late Joseph "Ignace" and Margaret (Surette) Saulnier. Rene was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. He landed D-Day, was captured on D-Day plus one, was a prisoner of war, was liberated and later served in Belgium, Holland, Germany and France. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 61, Yarmouth. Rene was a boat builder, sheet metal worker, a carpenter and jack-of-all-trades. Surviving are sons, Neil Rene (Brenda), New Glasgow; Curtis Alfred (Jennifer), St. Anne du Ruisseau; brother, Wilfred, Yarmouth; sister, Priscilla Rhyno, Dayton, Yarmouth Co.; grandchildren, Patricia, Shaun, Rene, Brittany, Colleen, and Tony; great-grandchildren, Nickolas, Paris, Katlynn, Tyler, Christopher, Alex, and Austin. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret; daughter, Lorraine; sisters, Margaret, Hilda, Anna, Frances, and Vera; brothers, Enos, and Rene John in infancy. The body is resting in Sweeny's Funeral Home in Yarmouth, where visiting hours will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a Royal Canadian Legion Branch 61 service at 7:30 p.m. followed by prayers at 8 p.m. Funeral mass will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Raphael's Catholic Church, Pinkneys Point, Father Wieslaw Papuga officiating. Burial will be in St. Raphael Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in memory can be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences to: sweenys@ns.aliantzinc.ca or www.sweenysfuneralhome.net 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: July 5, 2006

SAUVE, Alexis Madison - Passed away October 18, 2006, in the IWK Health Centre, Halifax. Alexis was the infant daughter of Jacob "Jack" Sauve and Jennifer Thibault of Lantz. Besides her parents, she is survived be sister, Desire, Digby; brother, Dylan Surette, Digby; paternal grandmother, Shirley Sauve; and stepgrandfather, Skip Vantassel, Weymouth; maternal grandmother, Christine Deveau, Paradise; grandfather, Henry Thibault; and stepgrandmother, Edna (Saulnier) Thibault, Ashmore, Digby Co. She was predeceased by her grandfather, Raymond Sauve. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday in Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby, from where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Father Keith Billard will officiate, with burial in Madonna Cemetery, Marshalltown. Donations in memory can be made to the IWK Health Centre Foundation, Halifax. 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: October 21, 2006

SCHAFFER (Muise), Cheryl Marie - Cheryl, born on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1963, in Sydney, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2006, after a valiant battle with cancer at her home in Carleton Place, Ont. She will be sadly missed by her husband of 16 years, Peter, who lovingly cared for her during her illness. Wonderful daughter to Arthur and Mary Muise (Spearns), daughter-in-law of Ann Schaffer (late Nicholas), big sister to Sonya Wiklo (Muise) and brother-in-law Chris Wiklo, treasured Auntie to her little nephew, Aiden, whom she loved so much; dear sister-in-law to Sharon and Darryl Vickers, and aunt to Jamie and Jennifer Vickers and her fiancé Derek McGuire. She will be deeply missed by her good friends, Bernadette, Mari-Ann and Lynn; all of her aunts, uncles and cousins in Nova Scotia, Ontario and the United States, and all her other friends across Canada. She will be remembered as a special angel who touched everyone's hearts with her beauty, kindness, patience and laughter. Cheryl spent her 42 years associated with the military, firstly with her parents and then with the love of her life, Peter, who she met and married while her parents were serving in Germany. Cheryl was an avid lover of animals and supported the S.P.C.A. She adored her pets, Keeley and Jeep. Friends may call at Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place, Ont., on Friday from 2-4 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel at 4 p.m. with Dr. Stan Errett officiating. Reception to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion, Carleton Place. Donations to the S.P.C.A. or your choice of Humane Society would be appreciated. Special thanks to Dr. Segal and the nurses at the Cancer Clinic, Dr. Courchene and the excellent nursing staff from Bayshore, especially Anne, Meg and Elizabeth. On-line condolences may be sent to: barkerfh@aol.com 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: June 29, 2006

SELIG, Charles Everette - 60, Greenwood Village, Kings Co., passed away Saturday, June 17, 2006, in Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Berwick, Kings Co., he was a son of the late Charles W. and Stella F. (Whynott) Selig. Everette had worked at Sawlers Gardens and had been a woodsman all of his life. He was always a good brother, true friend and was always there when someone was in need. Everette was called "Mr. Fix it" because there was nothing that he couldn't fix if it could be fixed. He always worked on V.C.R.'s , T.V.'s and computers - you name it, he could fix it. He will be sadly missed by his brothers and sisters and will always be in their thoughts and hearts knowing he is with the good Lord in Heaven with his mom and dad and the rest of his family. Surviving are stepdaughter, Denise Meister; stepgrandchildren, Sandy and Michelle Meister, all of Aylesford; sisters, Lois (Joe) Deveau, Burlington, Kings Co.; Shirley (Henry) Fredericks; brothers, Ronnie, David (Nancy Thibodeau), Larry Selig, all of Ward Road, Kings Co.; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sister, Gloria Coleman; brother, Allan Selig. Visitation for Everette will be held today 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick (902-538-9900), where the funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, Rev. Robert Billings officiating. Burial in Burlington Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Foundation, Middleton. Condolences may be sent to the family at: lindsayfuneralsberwick@ns.aliantzinc.ca
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: June 19, 2006

SHAW (DeWolf), Alice Starr - Passed away at the age of 88 years, peacefully and painlessly in her sleep in Royal Victoria Hospital on Monday, October 2, 2006. She was the widow of the late Gerald Edison Shaw and mother to Gerald DeWolf Shaw; grandmother to Edward Emory Shaw, Jennifer Louise Houweling and Eric Edison Shaw; great-grandmother to Ryan, Reagan, Eve and Zoe. Born in Halifax, she was predeceased by her mother, Katie Armstead Fitzmaurice, and her father, Henry George DeWolf; her brothers, Dwight DeWolf, Vice-Admiral Harry DeWolf, Paul DeWolf, and her sister, Beryl Gordon. She attended Edgehill School and Halifax Ladies College and was a Royal Victoria Hospital Registered Nurse (R.N.). A private service will be held in the church of St. James the Apostle in Montreal. A service to inter her ashes will be held in Brookside Cemetery, Bedford, on Saturday, October 7, at 12 noon to be followed by a reception tentatively to be held in Bedford Basin Yacht Club. Thanks to the wonderful caregivers at St. Margaret's Home, Westmount, Que., and to all the nurses and doctors at both the Emergency and Resuscitation Unit and 10 Medical at the Royal Victoria Hospital who made every valiant effort to save her life during this past week, and to the Royal Victoria Hospital Chaplin who prepared her for an Everlasting Life. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the King's-Edgehill Alumni Association, 35 King's Edgehill Lane, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0, or to Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation (Nurses Fund), 687 Pine Ave. West, Room H 433, Montreal, QC H3A 1A1.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: October 4, 2006 

SHAW, Sharon Patricia - 61, Clarence, passed away on June 5, 2006, at home. Born in Middleton, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Mary (Muise) Banks. She was employed with Proctor and Gamble as a merchandiser for 12 years. She loved books, gardening and knitting for her grandchildren. Sharon loved her family dearly and her grandchildren were her special joy. She had the knack of always listening and her door was always open for anyone wanting a cup of coffee and some conversation. She is survived by her daughters, Kathy Osinga, Lawrencetown; Bev (Adam) Sabean, Mount Rose; sons, Dale (Sharon), Paradise; Jon, Mayerthorpe, Alta.; special son, Craig (Becky) O'Neil, Lawrencetown; sisters, Shirley (John), Hantsport; Linda (Jim), Port Hope, Ont.; brothers, Chester (Chantel), Ottawa, Ont.; Jim, Calgary, Alta.; sister-in-law and best friend, Mary Banks, Clarence; grandchildren, Courtney, Brianna, Brendan, Gabriella, Megan, Ben, Samantha, Erica, Joel, Lauren, Zachery, Kaitlyn, Christopher, Ashley, Shay, and Samantha. She was predeceased by her husband, Bryan; sister, Mary, and brother, Fred. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Middleton Funeral Home (902) 825-3448 and funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 8, in Clarence Baptist Church, Rev. Gary Manthorne officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Lawrencetown. By request, family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Victorian Order of Nurses, Annapolis Valley Branch or a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be sent to: middletonfh@ns.sympatico.ca 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: June 7, 2006

SHEARER, Vincent Whitehouse - Hilden, passed away June 13, 2006, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Caribou Gold Mines on February 7, 1917, he was a son of the late John and Bessie (Edwards) Shearer. He was a veteran of the Second World War and had worked as a carman with the CNR for 33 years. Vince enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; daughters, Sheila McDougall, Cheryl (Lee) MacDonald, Carolyn (Don Morehouse); son, Jack (Rebecca); grandchildren, Scott (Nancy) McDougall, Jack (Amelia) McDougall, Mark MacDonald, Tyler and Kate Shearer, Vincent, and William Morehouse; brother, Charles; sisters, Roberta, Sylvia, and Norma. He was predeceased by brother, Art; sister, Lucy. Cremation has taken place. Interment to follow at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: June 14, 2006

SHIRES, Linda Jane - 53, Dartmouth, died suddenly July 1, 2006, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Calgary, she was a daughter of the former Pauline Rafuse, Halifax, and the late Graham Singer. She was employed with the Halifax Regional Library service at the time of her death. Linda was a devoted and loving wife, and a caring mother and nana. She is survived by her husband, Phillip; daughter, Angela (Robin) Samson, Calgary; son, John, Calgary; grandchildren, Emily and Zachary; sister, Darlene Lawrence, Halifax; brothers, Allan (Joanne), Halifax; Gary (Judy), Edmonton; and Blaine, Ontario. She was predeceased by brother, Kenneth Gordon. Visiting will be 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Peter's Church, Maple Street, Father Owen Connolly officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Calgary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: July 3, 2006

SHUPE, Edgar L. - 53, Liverpool, passed away peacefully Friday, June 23, 2006, in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool. Born in Caledonia, Queens Co., he was a son of the late Joe and Marjorie (Forrest) Shupe. Edgar was a project manager for the Region of Queens for over 20 years. He was an honourary firefighter for the Liverpool Fire Department, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, the former Betty Ann Johnson; sister, Marie (Stewart) Oickle, Perry Sound, Ont.; brothers, Richard (Carolyn), Fredericton, N.B.; William and Rodney, both of Kempt; Gilbert (Clara), Saulnierville. He was predeceased by sister, Glenora. Visitation will be Sunday, June 25, from 7-9 p.m. and funeral service will be Monday, June 26, at 10:30 a.m., both in Chandlers' Funeral Chapel, Liverpool, Rev. Jerry Ridling officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences may be made to: www.chandlersfuneral.com 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: June 24, 2006

SKINNER, Gordon Thomas - 81, Sydney, died May 31, 2006. Born in Brantford, Ont., he was a son of the late Edward and Margaret (Chatterson) Skinner. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish. He was a Second World War veteran, serving with the Royal Canadian Navy and then the Merchant Marines following the war. He was employed for a number of years at the Sydney Steel Plant. Surviving are daughters, Susan (Joe) Mombourquette, Yvonne (Gerald) Flannigan; sons, Ronald (Tina), Gordon Jr. (Sandra); sister, Alberta Yourth; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by wife, Mary, in 1998; son, Gordon; several brothers and sisters. No visitation. Committal service 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the chapel at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks, Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca
Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: June 2, 2006

SLAUNWHITE, Colin Michael - 72, Terence Bay, loving husband of Muriel (Pettipas) Slaunwhite, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 4, 2006, in 7A Palliative Care Unit of the VG Site, QEII, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Gordon and Minnie Slaunwhite. Throughout his life, Colin was a self-employed fisherman. His family was very special to him and Colin always enjoyed attending family celebrations. He loved his friends dearly and enjoyed hunting, ATVing, and spending time at the camp with his friends. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Muriel; daughter, Maxine (Mike) Brown; sons, Michael (Linda) and Dale (Susan), all of Terence Bay; brother, Gary; sisters, Leona Schlay, Jeanette (Jack) Brophy, Judy (Tommy) Young and Louise (Barry) Slaunwhite, all of Terence Bay. Granddad will fondly be remembered and sadly missed by his grandchildren, Devin, Melissa, Candace and Sarah; stepgrandchildren, Christopher Deal and Krista (Aaron) Young; step great-granddaughter, Quinn, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Garnet, and sister, Helena Blackburn. By request, cremation has taken place under the care and direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield (477-5601), where visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 7, at 10 a.m. in Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Terence Bay, followed by interment in Star of the Sea Cemetery. Family flowers only, in lieu, remembrances in memory of Colin may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or VG Site, QEII, Palliative Care Unit. On-line condolences may be made at: wfh2005@ns.sympatico.ca. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the nursing staff of the VG Site, QEII, 7A Palliative Care for their care and compassion, especially Susan Duggan for her songs.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: July 5, 2006

SMITH, Catherine Anne "Kaye" - 78, Bridgewater, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2006, in Harbour View Haven Nursing Home, Lunenburg, where she had been residing. Born in Florence, Cape Breton, she was a daughter of the late Duncan and Alexandra (Fergusen) MacKenzie. Kaye and Wylie settled in Bridgewater in 1949, where they established South Shore Veterinary Services and where she had also taught school for several years at Bridgewater High School. She was past president of Bridgewater Ladies Curling Club and member of Bridgewater United Church, choir and UCW. Surviving are her husband, Wylie; daughter, Connie (Guy), Martins River; sons, Christopher, LaHave Manor, Dayspring; Alexander "Sandy", Bridgewater; grandsons, Callum Haughn, Jake Wentzel; sisters, Joan (James) Caldwell, North Sydney; Gloria (Gordon) MacKeigan, Florence; seven nieces and nephews. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater, where funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday, Rev. Ruth Brown officiating. Burial in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or Harbour View Haven Nursing Home, Lunenburg. We would like to thank the staff of Harbour View Haven for their tremendous compassion, care and love for Kaye, during her final years. "She will be forever loved and always in the hearts of her family". On-line condolences may be made by visiting: www.sweenysfuneralhome.com 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: June 7, 2006

SMITH, G. Danford "Ford" - 84, Port Hawkesbury, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2006, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Prescott, Ariz., U.S.A., he was the son of the late Charles and Annie Smith. He started his working career at the Munitions Plant in New Glasgow after which he worked for the Nova Scotia Power Commission and Addison Electric. Upon moving to Port Hawkesbury, he managed the ESSO Service Station in Port Hastings for many years. Hired during the construction of the heavy water plant, he remained with them until the plant closed. Ford was a member of St. Mark's United Church, Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Port Hawkesbury, a member of the Curling Club, a supporter of the Creignish Hall and worked with the Children's Aid Society. He was predeceased by his wife, Beatrice (Cameron). He is survived by his sisters, Harriett Murphy, Mabou; Verna (Donnie) MacLean, Newfield, Me.; brother-in-law, Hawley (Betty Jane) Cameron, Mabou; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. There will be no visitation by the family's request. Memorial service will be held Monday, July 24, at 2:30 p.m. in St. David's United Church, Port Hastings, Rev. Wilfred Pelley officiating. Committal will be in the church cemetery. Reception will follow in the church hall for family and friends to share memories. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ford's memory may be made to a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, 17 Pitt St., Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A 2T2. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at the above address or at: www.haverstocks.com
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: July 15, 2006

SMITH, M. Elizabeth "Betty" - The death of Margaret Elizabeth "Betty" Smith of Sussex occurred in Moncton General Hospital on October 13, 2006, at the age of 78. Born in Sydney, Cape Breton, the only child of the late John Dan and Catherine Elizabeth (Campbell) Gillis. Betty is survived by her husband of 51 years, C. Cameron Smith, Sussex; daughter, Catherine E. Smith (Steven Berntsen), Montreal; son, J. Gillis Smith (Rachel M.), Newcastle, N.B.; grandsons, Matthew and Daniel Maxham, Montreal. Arrangements in care of Sussex Select Community Funeral Home, 21 Aiton Rd., Sussex (506-433-2133) with times of visitation and funeral service to be announced sussexfh.com
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: October 14, 2006

SMITH, Mary Eileen - Died July 10, 2006, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital. She was a daughter of 
Mary Margaret (MacDonald) Campbell, Sydney, and the late John Neil Campbell. Surviving are 
daughters, Catherine Marie Smith, Mary Margaret Smith; sisters, Sister Agnes, CND, Teresa 
Arsenault, Mary Margaret MacKinnon, Carmelita Rahey, Patricia Moore; brothers, Joseph, John, James, 
Roderick; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, John Neil Smith. Visitation 
2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Sydney. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday in Holy 
Redeemer Church. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: July 11, 2006

SOUTHERN, Ivan Franklyn - 86, formerly of Port Maitland, Yarmouth Co., died in Tidal View Manor on July 5, 2006. He was born on April 25, 1920, in Port Maitland to Joseph and Alice (Tedford) Southern. He was the last remaining member of his immediate family. He was a successful businessman and salesman. He was a devoted family man and loved his home community of Port Maitland. He is survived by sons, Donald (Jeanette), Lower Sackville; Philip (Valerie), Ottawa; daughters, Deborah (Michael) Muise, Gaetz Brook; Robin (Derek) McCoombs, Middleton; Kim (Edward) Paulsen, Scarborough; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Wilda (Loomer); granddaughter, Tina; brothers, Douglas, Arthur, Keith, Earle, Donald; sisters, Esther, Ruth, Eileen, Vivian, Josephine, and Carol. Family flowers only by request. Donations may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to the Port Maitland Volunteer Fire Department. A memorial service will be held today at 2 p.m. in Sweeny's Funeral Chapel, Rev. Don Moses officiating. Burial will take place in Port Maitland Cemetery. On-line condolences may be sent to: sweenys@ns.aliantzinc.ca or you may sign the guest book on-line at: www.sweenysfuneralhome.net 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: July 8, 2006

SPENCER, Lester Melville - 82, Truro, formerly of Spencer's Point, Great Village, passed away June 28, 2006, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Great Village, he was a son of the late Warren Melville "Mellie" and Agnes Maude (Chisholm) Spencer. He enjoyed gardening, working with horses and horse racing. He also liked to work in the woods with his horse. He worked as a loader operator for Will-Kare Paving until retirement. He is survived by stepdaughter, Lorraine (Jim) Perry, Onslow; stepson, Robert (Ruth) Patriquin, Great Village; sisters, Norma James, Woodstock, Ont.; Muriel Cooke, Highland Village; grandchildren, Nicole Perry, Onslow; Dawn and David Patriquin, Great Village; several nieces and nephews. Lester was predeceased by his wife, Lois; brothers, Aubrey, Noble, and Clayton. Visitation will be held today from 7-9 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., with a graveside service on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village, with Rev. Nancy Corrigan officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice. Special thanks to The Mira Long-term Care Centre staff, Truro. On-line condolences may be sent to: colchestercommunityfh@ns.sympatico.ca
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: June 30, 2006

SURETTE, Anne Marie - 69, Tidal View Manor, Yarmouth, formerly of Plymouth, Yarmouth Co., passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2006, in the manor. Born April 17, 1937, in Yarmouth, she was a daughter of Irene (d'Eon) Doucette, Tidal View Manor, Yarmouth, and the late Alfred LeBlanc. She worked as a cashier with Save Easy in Yarmouth for a number of years, and she enjoyed quilting and knitting. Surviving are her husband, Eldon R. Surette; son, Sheldon (Aileen) Surette, Plymouth; daughters, Claudette (Erwin) d'Entremont, Belleville; Noreen (Barry) Goreham, Arcadia; grandchildren, Krista Harris, Troy Gehue, Shawna Spinney, and Jodie Gehue; great-grandchildren, Evan Fitzgerald, Kennedie Harris, and Madison Hubbard; sisters, Rita (John) Hattie, Plymouth; Patsy (Delbert) Boudreau, Boston, Mass.; stepbrother, Desire (Liz) Doucette, Chicago, Ill. Visitation will take place from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, with prayers at 8 p.m., both in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, 29 Albert St., Yarmouth. The funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Melbourne, Father Wieslaw Papuga officiating, assisted by Msgr. Gerald LeBlanc. Interment to follow in Plymouth Cemetery. It has been requested that there be family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Plymouth Cemetery or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences may be sent to: huskilson@ns.sympatico.ca
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: June 26, 2006

SURETTE, Anne Rose - 89, Lower Eel Brook, Yarmouth Co., passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2006, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born January 21, 1917, in South Belleville, Yarmouth Co., she was a daughter of the late Remi and Jean Louise (Blouin) LeBlanc. She worked as a homemaker, and she enjoyed quilting. She was a former volunteer with the Yarmouth Hospital Women's Auxiliary, and worked for the Hospital Hullabaloo for many years. She was also a former member of the Catholic Women's League. Surviving are her children, Claire (Don) Thibeau, Lower Eel Brook, and son, Roy (Dianne) Surette, Church Point, as well as six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Remi A. Surette; brothers, Jean and Jean, both in infancy, Henry, Arthur and Walter; sisters, Victoire, Georgine, Vitaline, Helene, Agnes and Sister Jean Louise. Visitation will be held today from 7-9 p.m. with prayers at 8 p.m., in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, 29 Albert St., Yarmouth. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 12, in Saint Anne's Catholic Church, Ste. Anne-du-Ruisseau, Father Crepin Khonde officiating. It has been requested that there be family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Tri-County Branch of the Victorian Order of Nurses or Yarmouth-Argyle Homecare. The family wishes to thank the V.O.N., Yarmouth-Argyle Homecare and Dr. Roland Muise for the care and compassion they showed Anne Rose and her family during her illness. On-line condolences may be sent to: huskilson@ns.sympatico.ca
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: October 11, 2006

SURETTE, Edwin Charles - 78, Bridgetown, passed away Monday, October 2, 2006, at home. Born in Wakefield, Mass., he was a son of the late Charles and Mary (Muise) Surrette. Edwin worked as a laborer for many residents of the local area. He is survived by sister, Regina Collins, Tampa, Fla.; nephew, Stephen Collins, Valrico, Fla.; and half-sister, Frances Saulnier, Bridgetown, and long-time companion, fiancée, Madelyn Eisner, Bridgetown. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Bridgetown. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday in St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Bridgetown, with Father Tom McQuade officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Donations in memory may be sent to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. E-mail condolences may be sent to: KAULBACHFH@ns.aliantzinc.ca
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: October 4, 2006

SURETTE, Leo Joseph "Jim" - 81, Pine Tree, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2006, in Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in Arcadia, Yarmouth Co., he was a son of the late Lindsay Augustine and Mary Lena (Surette) Surette. He was a member of St. Georges Anglican Church, New Glasgow, and had served with the North Nova Highlanders during the Second World War. He had been employed with Trenton Works for 30 years and as a painter/paper hanger for a number of Pictou County contractors. Surviving are his wife, Mary Janette (MacKinnon), Glen Haven Manor; daughter, Florence (Ed) McKearney, MacPhersons Mills; son, Leo Charles, New Glasgow; granddaughter, Jolene Stewart, Antigonish; grandson, Justin Surette, Guysborough; sisters, Mary Anne "Anna" (Nelson) LeBlanc, Yarmouth; Elizabeth Margaret (Fred) Smith, Digby; brothers, Joseph Stanley (Viola), Ontario; Alfred Joseph (Ester),Yarmouth; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by sister, Nora Mae "Florence" Thomas; brothers, Donald Charles, John Charles, and George in infancy. Cremation has taken place. In keeping with Jim's wishes, there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in P.&K. MacDonald Funeral Home Chapel, New Glasgow, Rev. Peter Armstrong officiating. Interment of ashes will follow in Woodburn Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in his memory to any charity of choice. The Surette family would like to extend a sincere thanks to the staff of Glen Haven Manor, Sister Mary McMahon, Dr. Gregor MacLean and Dr. John G. Forbes.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: October 23, 2006

SURETTE, M. Nancy - 62, Lower Eel Brook, Yarmouth Co., passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2006, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born December 12, 1943, in Yarmouth, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth "Betty" (Muise) Surette. She worked as a homemaker and loved quilting, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving are her children, Sandra (Allen) Nickerson, Glenwood; Steve Surette (Kathy d'Eon), South Ohio; Troy Surette (Marsha Rhyno), Arcadia; Dwayne (Stephanie) Surette, Chebogue; grandchildren, Tristan Surette, Chelsea Surette, Sophie Surette and Wyatt Nickerson. Also surviving are brothers, David (Janice) Surette, Herman (Gail) Surette, both of Eel Brook; Robert (Debbie) Surette, Tusket. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by sister, Eleanor. Visitation will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. today, with funeral service at 8:30 p.m., both in H.M. Huskilson's Memorial Chapel, Yarmouth, Father John MacPherson officiating. Interment will take place at a later time in Saint Anne's Parish Cemetery, Ste. Anne-du-Ruisseau. It has been requested that there be family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be sent to: huskilson@ns.sympatico.ca 
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: September 26, 2006

SURETTE, Paul Joseph - 79, Lower West Pubnico, died June 7, 2006, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Middle West Pubnico, 
he was a son of the late Joseph and Clemente (d'Entremont) Surette. He was a retired fisherman and carpenter. He is survived 
by his wife, the former Georgine d'Entremont; granddaughters, Tracy (Gene), Wedgeport; Sherry, Middle West Pubnico; 
great-grandson, Ethan; sisters, Ernestine (Mrs. Willard d'Entremont), Middle West Pubnico; Theresa (Mrs. Benjamin 
d'Entremont; Laurina (Mrs. Israel d'Entremont), both of Lower West Pubnico. He was predeceased by his daughter, Mary Louise; 
brother, John. Visitation will be today from 4-9 p.m. and Friday from 9-9:30 a.m. in West Pubnico Funeral Home, Middle West 
Pubnico. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday in St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Middle West Pubnico, with Msgr. Gerald LeBlanc 
officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Paul was a 
loving husband, a cherished father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and a loving brother, who will be sadly missed and 
always remembered.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: June 8, 2006

SWAN, Lena Margaret - Halifax, died in QEII Health Sciences Centre on May 27, 2006. The daughter of Robie and Pollie (Upton) Putnam, she was born and raised in Middle Stewiacke. Following service in the RCAF, Women's Division, during the Second World War, she worked as a secretary at Prudential Life Insurance Company for many years. She loved to be active, and played softball in her youth. Later, as a member of Oakfield Golf and Country Club, she became a champion golfer. Following her retirement, she spent most winters in Florida. When she could no longer golf, Lena spent many hours playing bridge with friends. Always ready with a cheery greeting, she loved to sit on her front porch on MacDonald Street, chatting with her neighbours. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, J.W. "Bill" Swan; sister, Jessie Kelly, and brothers, Charles, David, Harvie and Harold. She is survived by sisters, Mildred McDougall, Brookfield, and Edna McCready, Dartmouth. She will be especially missed by nieces, Donna McCready, Dartmouth; Carol (McCready) Fulton, Cold Lake, Alta.; Sarah Keller, Spokane and Tatamagouche; nephew, Rick McCready, Sydney; and by her dear friend, Anne Jardine. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service and reception will be held in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 5, Rev. Morley Bentley officiating. Interment will be in Bell Gift Cemetery, New Annan, in September. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any charity. Special thanks from Lena's family to the medical and nursing staff of QEII Health Sciences Centre, whose skill and compassion helped her maintain her wonderful sense of humour and her courage during her last weeks. E-mail condolences: snowfh@alderwoods.com 
Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: June 2, 2006

SWINIMER, Lila Esther - 74, Western Shore, passed away after a lengthy illness, July 4, 2006, in Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born December 24, 1931, in Chester Basin, she was a daughter of the late Avery and Alfretta (Boutilier) Bezanson. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband, Alvin; her children, Raymond and Violet, Western Shore; Ken and Glenda, Chester Basin; Deborah, Niagara Falls; Mike and Hope, Chester Basin; Darrell and Beth, Niagara Falls; Chris and Billy, Chester Basin; Nick, Kingston, Ont.; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Clarence. She was predeceased by sisters, Isabelle, Ruth, Marie, Pearl, and Norma; brothers, Angus, Melborne, Henry, and Lawrence. Visiting will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday in St. Mark's Anglican Church, Martins Point, Rev. Canon Duanne Tanswell officiating. Burial will be in Western Shore Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or IWK Health Centre Foundation through Mahone Funeral Home (902) 624-8241 or www.mahonefuneral.ca
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: July 6, 2006

SYMS (McNeil), Miriam Irene "Mimmie" - Lower Sackville. It is with deep affection and sadness that we announce the passing of 
Miriam "Mimmie" Irene Syms (McNeil), a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. Miriam passed away peacefully in 
QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, on June 7, 2006, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born October 28, 1932, in 
Reserve Mines, Cape Breton, she was a daughter of the late Josephine (Flynn) and Donald McNeil. Miriam is survived by her 
devoted husband of 53 years, Joseph "Dodo" Syms and her loving and grateful children, Donald, at home; Philip (Lee), Joanne 
(Liz), Evelyn (Michael) Beck, Paula (Cindy) and her three gifts, her grandchildren, Kelly, Neil and Connor. Uncountable 
numbers of people - family, friends, relatives, coworkers and parishioners, benefited from Miriam's generosity, genuine 
concern and loving kindness. She in turn was so appreciative of any kindness shown to her. Miriam loved her home and her 
family and she worked diligently to make any occasion with family and friends very special. She was always thinking of ways 
to enlarge the space around her, so that anyone could step inside the circle of her world and feel welcome there. Her 
tremendous sense of humour and dry wit drew many people to her and they became lifelong friends. Miriam was a faithful member 
of St. John Vianney Parish for over 40 years. She had fond memories of the many church dances they attended and the friends 
that they made. In addition to raising five children, Miriam worked for Maritime Tel & Tel for 25 years in Glace Bay, Sydney 
and Halifax. During this time she was known as a dedicated and faithful employee who developed wonderful and lasting 
relationships with many colleagues. For 26 years, Miriam and her husband were associated with organizing the annual Teloma 
Lobster Supper. Miriam will be dearly missed and will live in our hearts forever. In addition to her parents, Miriam was 
predeceased by her sister, Evelyn MacKenzie, and brothers, Ralph, Murray, Aubrey and Roy. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday 
and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Funeral service will be held 
Saturday at 3 p.m. in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church, Lower Sackville. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Reception 
to follow in the church hall. Flowers are welcome or a donation can be made to Canadian Diabetes Association. On-line 
condolences may be sent to the family at: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com God saw you getting tired, And a cure was not to be, 
So He put His arms around you, And whispered "Come to Me". With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away, Although 
we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands at rest, God broke our 
hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.
The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: June 8, 2006

 


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