Cumberland County Obituaries

March 2000

(in chronological order)

source: The Halifax Herald On-line editions, www.herald.ns.ca


 
 

BABINEAU, Olive M. - 90, Amherst died at home February 29, 2000. Born in Amherst she was a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Cormier) Dupuis. She was a chartered member of the Nativity of Our Lady CWL for over 43 years. She had been recognized with the highest award a CWL member has received which is the Maple Leaf Pin. She was also presented with the Medal of Diocesan Merit by Bishop Austin Burke of Halifax. Surviving are daughter, Bertha Cormier, Amherst; sons, William, Truro; Raymond, Moncton, N.B.; Paul, Westville; sisters, Edna Comeau, Kay Bourgeois, Amherst; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Edgar; an infant son, John; daughter, Elizabeth; brothers, Edward, Lawrence; sisters, Bertha McLeer, Artie Bourque. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst. Funeral 9:30 a.m. Friday in Nativity of Our Lady Roman Catholic Church, Amherst, Rev. Vernon Driscoll officiating. Parish prayers 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial will take place in the spring in St. Charles-Nativity Cemetery, Amherst. Donations to Alzheimer Society or Canadian Cancer Society.

FILLMORE, Myra H. - 87, Oxford Junction, Cumberland Co., died Tuesday, February 29, 2000, in East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Born in Thomson Station, Cumberland County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Gertrude (Larner) MacDonald. She was a care taker of the CNR Station at Oxford Junction for many years and operated a boarding house for CNR section men. She was a member of St. Andrews United Church, Oxford Junction, and a life member of the UCW. She was a member of Oxford Pioneer Heritage Club. Surviving are sons, Donald and wife Barb, Thunder Bay, Ont.; Eugene, Oxford Junction; daughters, Shirley and husband Otto Amos, Chipman, N.B.; Karen-Ann Doherty, Juniper, N.B. and Brenda and husband Joe Morin, Montreal,
Que.; sister-in-law, Hazel MacDonald, Oxford and Grace MacDonald, Brampton, Ont.; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Fillmore; brothers, Gordon, Thomas, Roy, Murray, Hugh and sisters, Edna, Olive, Lou and Marie; daughter-in-law, Frances Filmore and son-in-law, Bennie Doherty. Visitation will be today 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., funeral service will be Thursday at 2 p.m., both in MacDiarmid's Funeral Home, 5075 Main Street, Oxford, Rev. Lorraine Lambert officiating. Burial will be in Thomson Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Thomson Cemetery or St. Andrews United Church.

VANCE, Gordon Hector - 54, Joggins, died February 29, 2000, in the Dr. George Dumont Hospital, Moncton, N.B. Born in Joggins, he was a son of Charlotte Mary (Eagles) Vance, Joggins and the late Andrew Vance. In his early years he worked for Fawcett and Enterprise Foundries in Sackville, N.B. He also worked at General Homes, Amherst and until his illness worked for Poly Cello. He was an avid dart player. In his younger years played with the Joggins Keith's Cubs. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and watching sports on television. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4, Joggins. Surviving are his wife, the former Sandra Mary VanSnick; daughter, Michelle Mary Belliveau; son, Carl Gordon Vance, River Hebert; brothers, Charles Vance, Bernard Vance, Joggins; sisters, Mary Vance, Violet VanSnick, Joggins, Francis Card, River Hebert; several nieces and nephews; four grandchildren. He was predeceased by one brother and one sister in infancy. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Campbell's
Funeral Home, Amherst. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday in St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, Joggins, Rev. Gaetan Banyog-Enne officiating. Burial will take place in the spring in Ragged Reef Cemetery. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society or any charity.

BAIRD, Darlene Anne - 65, 44 Donald Ave., Amherst occurred Wednesday, March 1, 2000, in the Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Southampton, she was the daughter of the late Helen "Nellie" (Galloway) Forrest. Darlene was an employee at Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst for over 30 years in Admitting, retiring in 1995. She enjoyed spending summers at her cottage at Tidnish. She was a loving grandmother and mother and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her loving husband, Charles; daughters, Charlene Anne Terris (Sam McNeish) and Sherry Jean (John) Atkinson, both of Amherst; son, Robbie Charles Baird, Amherst. She was the loving grandmother of Taralee Terris, Montreal; Blair Terris, Amherst; twin granddaughters, Emily and Erin Atkinson, Amherst. She was predeceased by her infant son, Stanley Glenn; and her stepfather, Leo Forrest. Her remains are resting at Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst with visitation on Thursday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m., in Campbell's Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Allan Griffin officiating. Burial will take place in the spring in the Amherst Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Canadian Cancer Society, Above and Beyond Campaign or the charity of your choice.

BOURQUE, Alice M. - 94, Middleboro, Mass., formerly of Amherst, passed away Wednesday,March 1, 2000, in Island Terrace, Middleboro, following a brief illness. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Melinda (Bonnevie) Fagan. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Middleboro. She is survived by daughters, Florine (Mrs David Wall Sr.), Neenah, Wis.; Jacqueline (Mrs Douglas Foye), Middlebore; son, Robert Burke, Walpole, Mass.; sisters, Emma Gagnon, Amherst; Arzelie Gendron, North Smithfield, R.I.; a step-sister, Edna Ollerton, Shediac, N.B.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a great great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph "Mack" in 1984; brothers, Hennessey, Emile, Frederick, Leonard, Adelard "Al" and Albert; step-sisters, Bella LeBlanc, Annie Legere and Eva Gillis; step-brothers, Albert, Leo, Alvery, Thomas and Adolphe LeBlanc. Her remains will rest in Furlong's Funeral Home in Amherst with visiting hours on Sunday evening from 7-9 p.m. and where parish prayers will be held at 8 p.m. Funeral mass will be held in Nativity of Our Lady Roman Catholic Church in Amherst on Monday at 11 a.m., Rev. Vernon Driscoll officiating. Burial will be in St. Charles-Nativity Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Island Terrace Activities Fund through Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst.

RIPLEY, Donald H. - 70, Millvale, Cumberland Co., died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, in All Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born in Millvale, he was a son of the late Clyde and Pansy (Stonehouse) Ripley. He retired in 1978 from the Canadian Army, having served with the RCEME Corp. He operated Ripley's Small Engine Repair Service and was a school bus driver for several years. He enjoyed the outdoors and gardening as hobbies. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 36, Oxford. Surviving are his wife, the former Eleanor Cummings; sons, Douglas and wife Melody, Calgary; Dennis and wife Shirley, Burton, N. B.; daughter, Lillian and husband Fred Frenette, Fredericton, N.B.; brothers, Ronald, Clearwater, B.C.; Hedley, Clearwater, B.C.; Ian, Manitoba; sister, Luella MacKinnon, Springhill; Jeanne Ripley, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Cindy, Kalin and Shane. He was predeceased by brothers, Keith, Graham and Glendon.Visitation today 2-4, 7-9 p.m., funeral service Saturday 2 p.m., both in MacDiarmid's Funeral Home, 5075 Main St., Oxford, Pastor Richard Hovey officiating. Burial will be in Millvale Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, or charity of choice.

MATHESON, Thelma G. - 87, Oxford, and formerly of Collingwood, Cumberland Co., died Thursday, March 2, 2000, in Gables Lodge, Amherst. Born in Millinocket, Me., she was a daughter of the late Byron and Rachel (Powers) Matheson. She worked as a homemaker for more than 40 years, working for Sib Bragg, Collingwood. Following her retirement, she lived in Oxford. She was an adherent of the Oxford Junction United Church. Surviving are sisters, Muriel (Mrs. Russell Colborne), Oxford; Freda (Mrs. Carl Dickie), Mount Pleasant; Mrs. Orisy Welton, Amherst; Leona(Mrs. Edward Brown), Fort Lawrence, Cumberland Co.; Mrs. auna Dickie, Riverview, N.B. and Ione (Mrs. Bill Edgett), Amherst; brother, Cliff, Oxford; close friends, Sib Bragg, Collingwood and Charles and Lorraine Moore, Waverley. She was predeceased by brothers, Malcolm and Ray. Visitation will be Sunday, 1:30-3 p.m., funeral service 3 p.m. Sunday, both in MacDiarmid's Funeral Home, 5075 Main St., Oxford, Rev. Lorraine Lambert officiating. Burial will be in River Philip United Church Cemetery at a later date.

MUNRO, N. Allison - 84, 35 Island View Lane, Linden, Cumb. Co., formerly of Springhill, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 3, 2000, surrounded by his beloved family in North Cumberland Memorial Hospital, Pugwash. Born in Union Centre, Pictou Co., he was a son of the late Charles and Margaret (MacLeod) Munro. Following the death of his father he assisted in operating the family farm, worked in the lumber woods and was employed by Eastern Car Works, Trenton. He joined the CNR as an Express Agent and worked at various stations throughout the Maritimes. He was married on June 7, 1939, to the former Margaret Campbell and moved with his family to Springhill in 1952. In 1956 he went into business with C.W. Carter Ltd. becoming owner in 1967. He retired in 1977 and relocated to his summer home in Linden. Al was always involved in community services and was a member of the St. David's Presbyterian Church, Springhill and served on the Board of Managers; life member of the Springhill Lions Club; past District Governor of
District 41-N2; Lion's Club of Nova Scotia; former member of the Odd Fellows Lodge; past president of the Springhill Board of Trade; past president of the Springhill Curling Club; past president of the Cumberland South PC Association; former County Councilor; former Chairman of
the Board of the Sunset Adult Residential Centre; former Board member of the Highland View Regional Hospital; served on the Board of Central Nova Tourist Association and was active in the Sunrise Senior Citizens. He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Geneva Campbell; daughters, Mary Mundle, Linden; Marjorie Heatherly, Halifax; son, Bill, Linden; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Olive Munro, Westville; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his precious granddaughter and namesake, Allyson Mundle; five brothers and two sisters. Cremation has taken place. A memorial funeral service will be held in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, 3 p.m. Sunday, March 5, Rev. Doctor Glen Matheson officiating, followed by a visitation and reception. Family flowers only by request. Donations may be made to the N. Allison Munro Memorial Fund, c/o CIBC Bank, Springhill or any charity.

DAMS, Gerda - 74, Malagash, Cumberland Co., passed away March 4, 2000, in the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Konigsberg, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Willy Herrmann and Emma Herrmann (Woock). A beloved wife and mother, she devoted her life to her family. Surviving are her husband, Peter; daughter, Christa Bruyea and husband Brian and their children, Michelle and Monica; son, Wolfgang and wife Tami-Anne and their children, Troy, Denise and Taryn; great-grandchildren, Kirstley, Nathan, Lucas, Hailey and Shelby. She was predeceased by her brother, Kurt; stepfather, Ernest Woock. Visitation will be Tuesday 2-4, 7-9 p.m., in Coulter's Funeral Home, Tatamagouche. Funeral service will be Wednesday 2 p.m., in Malagash United Church, Rev. Joseph Wynne officiating. Burial in Miner's Cemetery, Malagash. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Malagash United Church.

RIPLEY, Cecil S. - 79, Williamsdale, Cumberland Co., died March 4, 2000, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Williamsdale, he was a son of the late Charles and Hilda (Lloy) Ripley. His working years were spent in the Forestry Industry, retiring in 1987. Surviving are his wife, the former Susie E. Oderkirk; son, Charles, Williamsdale; daughters, Celetus Ripley, North Bay, Ont.; Deborah Meisner, Montaque, P.E.I.; brother, Gerald Ripley, Williamsdale; sister, Celetus Harvey, North Bay, Ont.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 1 p.m. Wednesday, followed by funeral service at 2 p.m., both in MacDiarmid's Funeral Home, 5075 Main St., Oxford, Pastor Richard Hovey officiating. Donations to any charity.

BROWN, Leighton R. - Occurred in the George Dumont Hospital, Moncton, on March 6, 2000. He was 81 years of age. Born in Amherst, he was the eldest son of the late Charles and Eugenia (Baxter) Brown. He lived most of his life in Amherst, moving to Riverview, N.B. in 1996 due to
failing health. He was on staff at the Unemployment Insurance Commission, Amherst for 27 years, retiring in 1969. A long-time member of Christ Church, he served on the parish council as warden and as a treasurer. He was a member of the former K40 Club, the Amherst Golden Years Club and the Amherst Curling Club. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Ehrhardt) Brown; daughters, Pat (Mrs Allan Weatherbee), Amherst; and Dale (Mrs. Roger Swallow), Dartmouth; grandsons, Ryan, Cory, Adam and Jason; sister, Lorayne Thompson, Riverview, N.B. He was predeceased by his brother, Eugene "Brud", Yarmouth. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in Christ Church, Amherst, Rev. Robert Richmond officiating. Burial will take place in the spring in the Christ Church Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to Dr. George L. Dumont Hospital Foundation Dialysis Unit or the charity of your choice.

BURKE, Florence Margaret - 92, Lynn, Mass, died March 4, 2000. Born in Joggins, she was a daughter of the late Simon and Celia (Burke) Bourgeois. She has worked as a registered nurse and night supervisor at Danvers State Hospital, as head nurse at Taunton State Hospital for over four years and as a nurse at Grafton State Hospital until her retirement in 1969. She was a member of the Roman Catholic Church. Surviving are sisters, Ruth Fowler, Toronto, Ont.; Marion Bourgeois, Amherst. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph; sister, Louise LeBlanc. No visitation or service by request. Cremation has taken place. Spring burial will take place in St. Denis Cemetery, Minudie. Donations may be made at Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst or to any charity.

FRASER, Francis C. - 85, Parrsboro, Cumberland Co., died March 6, 2000, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Fraserville, Cumberland Co., he was a son of the late William and Nettie (Knowlton) Fraser. He was a retired barber. Most recently, he resided in Bayview Memorial Health Care Centre, Advocate Harbour. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Alida, Inez, Connie, Gertrude, Delta; brothers, Carl, Albert, Watson, Ben, Hugh, Chesley, Warren in infancy. Visitation 1-2 p.m. Thursday, funeral 2 p.m. Thursday, both in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Jeffrey White officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery at a later date. Donations to any charity.

LUSBY, Gertrude Althea - 103, High Crest Nursing Home, Springhill, died March 6, 2000, in the home. Born in Clairmont, Cumberland Co., she was a daughter of the late Percy T. and Alice (Kelly) Lowe. She was a member of the Springhill United Baptist Church. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Aubrey Lusby; son, Courtney; eight brothers; seven sisters. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday, both in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, Rev. Brent MacDonald officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill at a later date. No flowers by request. Donations to any charity.

BRAYLEY, Zeversa Lorraine - 87, Malagash, formerly of Wallace River, died March 6,2000, in North Cumberland Memorial Hospital, Pugwash. Born in Saint John, N.B., she was a daughter of the late Melbourne and Maude (Fenwick) Gibbon. She was a prominent artist, having studied with the renowned Canadian painter, Jack Humphrey and had many exhibits throughout Nova Scotia. She was a founding member of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a member of the Metal Arts Guild of Nova Scotia. She served on the board of the Halifax Gottshalks Ballet and later on the board of the Halifax Theatre Ballet. She was a nature enthusiast and had been involved with the breeding of exotic birds. She was fond of the outdoors and its many activities, which included snow skiing well into her 70's. She was an avid horsewoman, participating in both pleasure riding and dressage. Surviving are daughter, Sally Brayley Bliss, St. Louis, Mo.; son, John Fenwick Brayley, Oualican Beach, B.C.; sister, Verda Brown, Sydney Mines; brother, Melbourne T. Gibbon, Saint John, N.B.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, John "Jack". Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held this summer and announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or any charity. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mundles Funeral Home, Pugwash.

CASEY, Lawrence Ambrose - 86, 7 McKay St., Springhill, died March 7, 2000, in the High Crest Nursing Home, Springhill. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Alexander and Amelia (Theriault) Casey. He worked as a barber in Springhill for over 60 years. He was a member of St. John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Springhill; a member of the Springhill Lions Club; former member of the Springhill Curling Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, was an avid gardener and enjoyed his cottage at Mitchell Beach, Cumb. Co. Surviving are his wife, the former, Ethel Pearl Ferguson MacDonald; stepsons; Father David M. MacDonald, Bedford; John MacDonald, Stellarton; stepdaughters, Diane MacDonald, Springhill; Christine Asher, Truro; Mary Ellen MacDonald, Yellowknife, N.W.T.; brother, Austin Casey, New Minas; six  Step-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Joseph "Fred", Percy, Alexander, William, Frank, Jude; sisters, Jennie, Matilda, Celina; stepson, Brian in infancy; stepdaughter, Thelma MacDonald; one great grandson. Cremation has taken place under the direction of A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill. Funeral 10 a.m. Thursday, March 9, in St. John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Springhill, Rev. Patrick Cosgrove officiating and assisted by Rev. David MacDonald. Burial in the church cemetery, North St., Springhill, at a later date. Donations to The Lillian Allbon Cumberland County Animal Shelter or Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.

GOTHREAU, M. Claudia E. - 91, 6 Herbert St., Amherst and Gables Lodge, died March 6, 2000. She was born in Saint John, N.B. She was a member of St. Charles Roman Catholic Church. She was a former member and past president of the Amherst Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She was an avid card player and bowler. Surviving are daughter, Joyce Gothreau, Amherst; sons, Robert Jr., John, Amherst; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert; infant grandson, Peter John. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, parish prayers will be 3:30 p.m., in Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst. Funeral 10 a.m. Thursday, in St. Charles Roman Catholic Church. Spring burial in St. Charles-Nativity Cemetery. Donations to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.

DAVIS, Norma May - 83, 257 McGee St., Springhill, died March 6, 2000, in the Moncton City Hospital, Moncton, N.B. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Asa John and Maudena (MacDonald) McCarthy. She was an adherent to St. Andrews-Wesley United Church, Springhill, Women's Opportunity Circle Group with the church, she participated in church activities in her earlier years in Miller Corner Church. She was a life member of the Pythian Star Temple 8 Pythian Sisters; lady superintendent of the St. John Ambulance; member of the F.S.N.A. (Federal Superannuates National Association) and cooked for the Boy Scout Camp. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and her family. Surviving are son, Harold James "Hallie", at home; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert John Davis; brothers, Harry, James; sister, Ida. Cremation has taken place. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday, in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, Rev. Roger K. Moore officiating. Pythian Sister Lodge memorial service 1:45 p.m. Friday, in the funeral home. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill, at a later date. Donations to All Saints Hospital, Springhill.

LAVERS, Beulah Albin - 90, 259 South Brook Rd., Cumberland Co., passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Tuesday, March 7, 2000, in the Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Mapleton, Cumberland Co., she was a daughter of the late Everett and Ina Demerris (Bird) Brown. She was a member of the Mapleton United Church and the South Brook sewing circle. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, house plants and her family. She is survived by a daughter, Charlotte (John) McKenna, Hamilton, Ont.; daughter-in-law, Dorothy Lavers, South Brook, Cumberland Co.; brother, Logan Brown, Mapleton, Cumberland Co.; sister, Myra Peasey, Georgetown, Ont.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by her husband, William Bliss Lavers; son, David; brothers, Vernon and Laurie; sisters, Lola and Jennie and an infant granddaughter, Rhonda. Visitation will be held 3-5, 7-9 p.m. today in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11, in the Mapleton United Church, Mapleton, Cumberland Co., Rev. Elizabeth Davies officiating. Burial in the Mapleton Cemetery, Cumberland Co., at a later date. Donations to the Mapleton Church or any charity would be appreciated.

VANCE, James Arthur - 71, 2434 Athol Rd., Springhill, died Thursday, March 9, 2000,in the Moncton City Hospital, Moncton, N.B. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Alexander Eben and Mary Elizabeth (Perrin) Vance. He was an adherent of the Mapleton United Church, Mapleton, Cumberland Co. and a past member of the Loyal Orange Lodge 1611. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his younger years and his family. He is survived by daughters, Wendy Leger, Kincardin, Ont.; Jocelyn (Bill) Reid, Springhill; Juliette (Stephen) Landry, Amherst; sister, Rose Wood, Springhill; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Mildred Beth Fulton; brothers, Charles, Burton and Alexander; sister, Tena. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. tonight, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, from where the funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, Rev. Elizabeth Davies officiating. Burial in Mapleton Cemetery, Cumberland Co., at a later date. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or any charity would be appreciated.

FOWLER, Hilda Mary - 89, Amherst, died March 10, 2000, in the High Crest Springhill Nursing Home. Born in Charlottetown, P.E.I., she was a daughter of the late Walter and Kathleen (Hughes) Burns. She was employed at Two Barkers/Margolians for several years. She was a member of the St. John's Ambulance Brigade and a lifetime member of The Catholic Women's League of Nativity of Our Lady Parish. Crocheting and television were her main interests. She doted on her family. Surviving are sons, James W., Robert, John, Larry; brother, William Burns; sister, Kathleen Kent; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, James E. Fowler; sister, Irene Lutes; brothers, Harry, Jack, Robert. The remains rested in Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst. Parish prayers were 8 p.m. Friday, March 10. Funeral 10 a.m. today, in Nativity of Our Lady Parish, Amherst, Rev. Vernon Driscoll officiating. Burial in St. Charles-Nativity Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Parkinson's Foundation or any charity.

NEWCOMBE, Edna Mae - 77, Parrsboro and Winchester, Ont., died March 9, 2000, in Winchester. Born at Economy Point, Colchester Co., she was a daughter of the late Alton and Sylvia (Morrison) Currie. Surviving are daughter, Patricia Minnie, Winchester; sisters, Susan Tornrose, Melrose, Mass.; Jean Neil, Truro; Agnes McIsaac, River Hebert; Georgie Whynot, Palmerston, Ont.; Dorothy Rutherford, Bass River; Viola Olsen, Parrsboro; Juanita Elliott, Truro; brothers, Gordon Currie, Folly Lake; Howard Currie, Lucan, Ont.; three grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Victor; sister, Clara MacDougall; brothers, Stewart, Frank. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro,where funeral will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Rev. Robert Richmond officiating. Burial in St. George's Anglican Cemetery. Donations any charity.

HUDSON, Harold Leroy - 61, Hansford, Cumberland Co., died Friday, March 10, 2000, in the North Cumberland Memorial Hosptial, Pugwash, Cumberland Co. Born in Wyvern, Cumberland Co., he was a son of the late Milford Harold and Viona Pearle (Hyndman) Hudson. He was an adherent of Trinity United Church, Oxford. Prior to his retirement he was employed as shop foreman at the Oxford Foundry, a division of Oxford Frozen Foods Limited. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by wife, the former Joyce Marie Tait; daughter, Ellen Ruth Hudson, at home; sisters, Gloria and husband Hugh Fraser, Hartford, Cumberland Co.; Mrs. Elizabeth Dupuis, Ottawa; brothers, Aubrey Hudson and wife Glenys, Arnold Hudson and wife Karen, all of Sechelt, B.C.; Carl "Sport" Hudson and companion Bev Brown, Springhill, Cumberland Co.; mother-in-law, Mrs. D. Bernice Tait, Mount Pleasant Lodge, Mount Pleasant Road, Cumberland Co.; a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by brother, Albert Trueman Hudson in infancy; father-in-law, A. Burton Tait. Visitation will be this afternoon and this evening, funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, March 13, all in Allen's Funeral Home, 60 Water St., Oxford, Rev. Lorraine Lambert officiating. Cremation will take place with burial in Oxford Pine Grove Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

DAWSON, F. Leone - 88, Amherst, died March 10, 2000, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Lower Maccan, he was a son of the late Rupert and Florence (Sharpe) Dawson. He was a former member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, River Hebert. He was a veteran of Second World War, serving with the Prince Edward Island Highlanders in Canada and the Cape Breton Highlanders overseas. He worked on farms, in sawmills and as a rural mail carrier. For several years, he worked at Moirs Limited, Bedford and Halifax. In his later years he was employed as a supervisor in the parking car area in the Argyle Garage, Halifax until his retirement in 1976. Surviving are his wife, the former Ella Burke; brothers, Walter, River Hebert; Alwin "Ollie", Sackville, N.B.; sisters, Lillian Daniels, Windors Fork; Maisie Campbell, Sackville, N.B.; Geneva Sanford, Windsor; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Raymond, Efford; sister, Gertrude, Carlyle, Eugena in infancy. Funeral 2 p.m. today in Nativity of Our Lady Roman Catholic Church, Amherst, Rev. Vernon Driscoll officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. Donations to any charity. Arrangements entrusted to Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst.

LeBLANC, Audrice Oliver Joseph - 72, Gables Lodge, Amherst and formerly of Springhill, died on Saturday, March 11, 2000, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Amherst, he was a son of the late Dennis and Susanne (Cormier) LeBlanc. In his earlier years, he worked as a coal shoveller and labourer at the Amherst Woodworking Factory in Amherst. He worked at a lumber mill in Williams Lake, B.C. He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren, the outdoors, playing checkers, cards, dancing and playing the harmonica. He is survived by his wife, the former Doris Bird, Springhill; sons, Rev. Robert (Bonnie) LeBlanc and William, both of Springhill; daughters, Kathy LeBlanc, Springhill; Sharon Trenholm and Jacqueline Lines, both of Amherst; stepsons, Norman Wright, Lloydminster, Sask.; Arnold Wright, British Columbia; Ronnie Wright, Amherst; stepdaughters, Louise Clarke, Quesnel, B.C. and Linda Carmichael, Saskatchewan; grandchildren, Dennis and Cory, Springhill; Floyd, Scott and Sherry, Amherst; his first wife, Bessie, Amherst. He was predeceased by a son, Donald John LeBlanc; brothers, Albert, Ernest, Rudolph, William, Leo, Francis and Fred; sister, Tilly. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today from A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, from where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, Rev. Roger K. Moore officiating. Burial in Mapleton Cemetery, Cumberland Co., at a later date. Donations to The Lung Association or the GOVRC Workshop in Springhill would be appreciated.

SCHURMAN, Reta M. - 83, 1143 Wyvern Rd., Collingwood, Cumberland Co., died Monday, March 13, 2000, in All Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born in Little River, Cumberland Co., she was a daughter of the late Alvin and Ena (Cloney) Reid. She taught school in Wyvern, River Philip and the Atlantic Provinces Resource Center for the Hearing Handicapped, Amherst, retiring from that position in 1979. She was a member of the Collingwood United Church and a life member of the UCW. Surviving are her husband, Ronald Schurman; daughter, Dorothy and husband Bill Link, Collingwood; son, George and wife Rhonda, Quispamsis, N.B.; five grand-children and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by brother, Robert Reid; sister, Ola Letcher. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be today 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., in MacDiarmid's Funeral Home, 5075 Main St., Oxford. Funeral service will be Thursday at 2 p.m., in Collingwood United Church, Rev. Claudia Keller-Hatt officiating. Burial will be in Wyvern Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to the Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA) or the Collingwood United Church.

SKIDMORE, Robert Lee - 59, Leaman Drive, Dartmouth, died March 13, 2000, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Springhill, he was a son of Melvin Skidmore and the late Elaine (Campbell) Skidmore. He was a music teacher in Ottawa. He was an entertainer for over 25 and mostly recently with the Easy Street Band. He was formerly employed with Tim Hortons. Surviving are his wife, the former Barbara Martell; sons, David, Markham Ont.; Brian, Oxford; brothers, John, Ontario; Blair, Bedford; sisters, Clara Collins, Bridgewater; Marina Oderkirk, Rockley; Patricia Crawley, Oxford; Nancy Dowe, Esther Sylvie, both of New Brunswick; Katherine Hull, Niagara Falls; Lavona Shubert, Springhill; five grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Joseph and Maxwell; sister, Glenda. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 today, in J. Albert Walker and Sons Funeral Home, Dartmouth. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday in the New Covenant Ministries, Thorne Drive, Burnside, Pastor Gary Hooper officiating. Burial in the Memorial Gardens, Westphal. In lieu of flowers. donations to the ALS Society of Canada, Regional Office.

VOGELS, Annie - 74, Fort Lawrence, died March 14, 2000, at home. Born in the Hague, Netherlands, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Maria (de Winter) Smits. She was employed as a receptionist and secretary in the Hague for many years prior to immigrating to Canada in 1964 to become a wife and mother to seven children. She was a member of Nativity of Our Lady Roman Catholic Church, Amherst. She enjoyed flower gardening and embroidery. Surviving are her husband, Adrian; daughters, Helen Porter, Warren; Mary Inglis, Russell, Ont.; Dorothy Vogels, Ottawa; Irene McLean, Tyne Valley, P.E.I.; sons, Martin, Riverview, N.B.; John, Fort Lawrence; Henry, Calgary, Alta.; brothers, Richard, Jan, Adri, Netherlands; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Francis; sister, Adrianna. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, in Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst, where parish prayers will be 8 p.m.
Funeral 9:30 a.m. Friday, in Nativity of Our Lady Roman Catholic Church, Amherst. Spring burial in St. Charles-Nativity Cemetery. Donations to Amherst Victoria Order of Nurses, the Highland View Regional Hospital Foundation, the Red Cross Society or any charity.

DILL, James Elmer - 69, 22 Junction Rd., Springhill, died on Thursday, March 16, 2000, in All Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Frank and Clara (Stonehouse) Dill. He worked 35 years in the newspaper industry. He loved his family and reading. He is survived by a son, James, Halifax; daughters, Karen (Claude) Chevarie, Moncton, N.B.; Angie (Thomas) Hasiak, Toronto; sisters, Laura (Donald) MacLeod, Mildmay, Ont.; Blanche (Kelvin) Millen, Alberta; Ann (Edward) Duncan, Ottawa, Ont.; Eleanor Thyret, Halifax; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Genevieve Moore; brothers, David, John, William; sisters, Hilda and Margaret. Visitation will take place 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, March 18, in the St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Springhill, Rev. Patrick Cosgrove officiating. Burial in the North Street Roman Catholic Cemetery, Springhill, at a later date. No flowers by request. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

SHARPE, Harry Ralph - 72, Tidnish, died March 15, 2000, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Amherst, he was a son of the late John and Minnie(Hatfield) Sharpe. He served as a peace keeper in Germany after the Second World War. He worked for Enheat, Amherst for over 25 years. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman. Surviving are sons, Harold Sharpe, Amherst; Stephen Sharpe, Daniel Snow, Tidnish; brother, Fred, Brampton, Ont.; sisters, Frances Sharpe, Amherst; Cora Casey, Port Hope, Ont.; three grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Inez Carter; brothers, Doug, Mutt; sisters, Helen, Janie, Georgina. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, in Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday in Christ Church, Amherst, Rev. David S. Myles officiating. Burial at a later date in Amherst Cemetery. Donations to The Lung Association or The Arthritis Society.

CORMIER, Annie May - 84, 11 Victor Ave., Amherst, died March 17, 2000, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Georgina (Sharpe) Dort. She was a member of Golden Years Society, Amherst, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 10, and the Catholic Women's League. She enjoyed bowling, darts, crib and especially bingo. Surviving are daughters, Helena Lake, Bass River; Delphine LeBlanc, Springhill; Margaret Wright, Kitchener, Ont.; sons, John, Amherst; Barry (Elizabeth), Jolene and Melissa, with whom she resided; brother, Fred Sharpe, Summerland, B.C.; sister, Violet Arsenault, Calgary; half-brothers, Paul, Donnie, Malcolm; half-sister, Joyce Whitton; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Tom; three infant children; grandson, Norm; sisters, Hilda, Kathleen, Nina. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, parish prayers 8 p.m. today in Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst. Memorial service 9 a.m. Tuesday in Nativity Of Our Lady Church, Amherst, Rev. Vernon Driscoll officiating. Burial at a later date in St. Charles-NativityCemetery, Amherst. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Canadian Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch.

DUYNISVELD, Cornelius Paulis "Case" - 67, Wallace Bay, passed away March 18, 2000, Pugwash, in the North Cumberland Memorial Hospital after battling cancer. With the love and support of his family, Case faxed his illness with courage and determination. Born in Schipluiden, Holland, he was a son of the late Leendert and Catharina (Arkesteen) Duynisveld. Case immigrated to London, Ont., in 1952 and farmed there for 20 years. He and his family moved to Wallace Bay in 1972 where they founded Holdanca Farms. Farming was a lifelong passion for Case. He is survived by his wife, the former Bernice Jorgensen; daughters, Karma Reid and husband Wayne, Pugwash; Cathy Duynisveld-Keata and husband Maurice, St. Paul's River, Que.; Jennifer Petersdorff and husband Paul, Fort Myers, Fla.; son, John Duynisveld and wife Jane, Wallace Bridge; grandsons, Blaine Reid and John Burns Duynisveld; brothers, William and wife Elsie, Winnipeg, Man.; Gerry and wife Cory, Lucan, Ont.; Len and wife Linda, Ingersoll, Ont.; sisters, Leny Roks and husband John, Delaware, Ont.; Catherine Flegel, Mt. Bridges, Ont.; Margaret Swinkles and husband Joe, St. Thomas, Ont. He was predeceased by his brother, Paul, Ottawa, Ont.; sister, Cornelia Vanderloo, Lucan, Ont. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. Family flowers only, please. A memorial service will be held 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 23, in St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Pugwash, Rev. Pat Cosgrove officiating. Reception held after the service in the Church Hall. Private interment in Wallace Bay Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Cumberland Community Health Foundation Palliative Care Fund, Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of choice. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Mundle's Funeral Home, Pugwash.

SHAY, Leonard Whiley - 57, 21 1/2 Admore Ave., Amherst, formerly of Oshawa, Ont., died March 17, 2000. Born in Amherst, he was a son of the late Richard and Doris (Matthews) Shay. He worked for General Motors in Oshawa for 30 years until his retirement in 1993. He returned to Amherst in 1997. Surviving are son, James, Oshawa; sisters, Shirley Atkinson, Amherst; Virginia Chapman, East Amherst; Judy Bannister, Salisbury, N.B.; brothers, John, Brookdale; Robert, Shelburne; Peter, Mike, Amherst; a granddaughter. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst. Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday in Cumberland Memorial Chapel, Amherst, Rev. Byron Corkum officiating. Burial at a later date in Amherst Cemetery.

WILCOX, Cyril Vernon "Cy" - Spencers Island, formerly of Saint John, N.B., died Friday, March 17, 2000, in Bayview Memorial Health Centre, Advocate Harbour. Born in Sussex, N.B., he was a son of the late Oscar and Lidia (McEwen) Wilcox. Prior to his retirement, he was a purchasing agent for Irving Pulp and Paper, Saint John, where he was held in high esteem by his business associates. Both he and his wife were keen golfers and were former members of the Westfield Golf and Country Club. He was also a member of the Saint John Lions Club. As a resident of Saint John he was an adherent of Portland United Church, moving to Spencer's Island last summer. Cy will be fondly remembered by Betty (Don) Gamblin, her mother, Katherine Styles, all of Spencers Island; niece, Kathy (Gary) Bugden and their children, Chris, Andrew and Sarah Bugden, all of Bedford; nephew, Don Jr. (Cathy) Gamblin and their children, Rachel, Jamie, Matthew Gamblin, all of Spencers Island. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Ruth Styles; sister, Amine Wilcox. Cremation has taken place. No visitation or flowers by request. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Jean Simms-Mills officiating. Burial in Fernhill Cemetery, Saint John, at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Above and Beyond Campaign of Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst or Bayview Memorial Health Centre Foundation, Advocate Harbour.

BROWN, Percy Logan - 98, Mapleton, Cumberland Co., died March 20, 2000, in the Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Mapleton, Cumberland Co., he was a son of the late Everett and Ina D. (Bird) Brown. He was a member of the Mapleton United Church and was a choir member for 82 years. He was a self employed truck driver, worked with the Department of Transportation and was a producer of maple sugar products. He played several musical instruments and enjoyed his family. Surviving are his wife, the former Julia Bertha Lowe; sons, Sterling, Pugwash; Gordon, Mapleton; daughters, Louise Stewart, Saint John; Norene, New Glasgow; sister, Almira Peasey, Georgetown, Ont.; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great great-granddaughter; four step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Laurie, Vernon; sisters, Lola, Jennie, Beulah; one great-grandson. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill. Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday, in Mapleton United Church, Mapleton, Rev. Elizabeth Davies officiating. Burial in Mapleton Cemetery, Cumberland Co., at a later date. Family flowers only by request. Donations to any charity.

MacKENZIE, William Henry - 73, 1320 Mines Rd., Chignecto, died March 19, 2000, at home. Born in Amherst, he was a son of the late William and Sarah MacKenzie. He had owned and operated MacKenzie's Tax Services with his son for over 25 years. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Surviving are his former wife, Marguerite Gould; son, Eric, Amherst; brother, Lorie, Amherst; two granddaughters; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Florence Allen, Bessie White; brothers, Lester, Colin, Lornie, Daniel, Donald, Stanley. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, funeral 10 a.m. Thursday, both in Cumberland Memorial Chapel, Amherst. Cremation will follow. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or any charity.

SHERIFF, Harold Brownell - 87, South Brook, Cumberland Co., passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2000, in the Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Diligent River, Cumberland Co., he was a son of the late Benjamin and Sadie Sheriff. His life's work was spent in the lumber industry. Following his retirement he enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, Christmas decorating, family get togethers and especially time spent with children. He is survived by his wife, the former Clara Brown; sons, Elroy (Helen), Amherst; Alton (Shirley), Springhill; daughters, Etta (Bill) Briand and Donna (Stephen) Phinney, all of Amherst; Sharon (Doug) Schiefer and Valerie (Edward) Dobson, all of Springhill; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by a son, Harold; sister, Marguerite. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today, and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, from where funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 24, Pastor Henry DeVito officiating. Interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Amherst Hospital Building Fund or charity of choice would be appreciated.

HAYES, Verna Alberta - 51, Amherst, died March 21, 2000, in the Highland View Regional Hospital. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of Garnet Bird, Maccan and Willina (Wood) Bird, Amherst. She had worked as an Optometrist Assistant in Hamilton, Ont. and Amherst. She had worked at Weekend Edition in the Amherst Center Mall. She was a member of the Nappan United Church and the Royal Canadian Legion, Amherst Branch 10. Surviving are daughters, Susan Zuk, Sandra Whalen, Hamilton, Ont.; sisters, Reta Parsons, Williams-dale; Betty Murray, Bible Hill; Kora Pfinder, Ottawa; Monica Mitton, Pointe du Butte; brothers, Allan, Pictou; Robert, Amherst; stepsisters, Gloria Joyce, Brookfield; Diane Bacon, Upper Nappan; Linda Adams, Southampton; Nancy Steeves, Lower Sackville; Kelly Ripley, Texas; step-brothers, David Stiles, Toronto; Owen Stiles, Winnipeg; Raymond Stiles, Maccan; Michael Stiles, Three Fathoms Harbor; three grandchildren. She was predeceased by
her first husband, Danny Degrange; infant son, David. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Friday in Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst. Memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday in Cumberland Memorial Chapel, Rev. Robert Mack officiating. Burial later in the spring in Renwick United Church Cemetery, Linden.

YORKE, Aubrey Gordon - 76, Dartmouth, passed away March 22, 2000, in the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Parrsboro, he was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was a retired sergeant from the Canadian Armed Forces where he served for 30 years. He was also a veteran of the Second World War. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Sackville Branch 162. After his military career he was Bar Manager of the Centennial Legion Branch 160 for 10 years. He was an avid wrestling fan. He is survived by daughters, Audrey (Mrs. Danny Pearson), Calgary, Alta.; Marguerite (Mrs. Andrew Dydyk), Kingston, Ont.; Betty Ann (Mrs. Bernie Brennan), Dartmouth; sons, David (Catherine), Brian (Valerie), both of Dartmouth; grandchildren, Danny, Stephen, Shannon, Maurean, Brian, Michelle, Michael, Lindsey, Brian and Melanie; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Sarah. He was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Margaret (Tremblett); brothers, Douglas, Ralph. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, Dartmouth. A memorial service will take place 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 27, in Salvation Army Chapel, Metropolitan Avenue, Lower Sackville, Captain Ralph Young officiating. Burial to follow in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.

Note - "The next one is not technically a Cumberland County obituary, but there are a number of McBurnie researchers on our list, so close enough." - EMK

McBURNIE, Gordon Gladstone - 76, Economy, Colchester Co., died March 23, 2000, at home. Born in Economy, he was a son of the late Warren and Clara (Marsh) McBurnie. He had been a lifelong resident of Economy, where he was well known, and highly respected. His earlier years were spent in the construction industry and where he was very well known for his expertise and ability in the operation of heavy equipment machinery and his mechanical knowledge. His last 20 years until retirement was spent as service representative for the Massey Ferguson Farm Machinery and traveled to various parts of Canada. He was a veteran of the Second World War and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 72, Great Village. He was also a member of the Economy United Church, the local Garden Club, and a member of the Debert Flying Club where he enjoyed flying very much. He enjoyed the great outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by his wife, the former Madeline Lahart; daughter, Linda McBurnie, Nepean, Ont.; son, Harold and wife Frances, Roseberry, P.E.I.; brother, Aubrey and wife Goldie, Economy; sister, Mary Krmpotich, Wawa, Ont.; grandchildren, Laura McBurnie, Patrick McBurnie, Alana Dickie, Allison Dickie. He was predeceased by brother, Harold; sister, Alice Durning. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Saturday in Economy United Church, Economy, Rev. Robert Mack officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in Economy Cemetery, Economy. Donations in memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or to Economy Cemetery Fund. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro.
 

BOWDEN, Mervin - 74, Beaverdam Road, Parrsboro, died March 23, 2000, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Glasgow Mountain, Cumberland Co., he was the son of the late Vincent and Greta (Welton) Bowden. He was a retired lumberman, farmer and truck driver. He was a member of Legion Branch 45, Parrsboro. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Surviving are his com-panion, Emma Rolfe. He was predeceased by brother, Myles. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today, funeral will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, both in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Jeffrey White officiating. Burial in Diligent River Baptist Cemetery at a later date. Donations to any charity.
 
 

HANDSPIKER, Stephen Edward - 20, Amherst, died, March 23, 2000, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Digby, he was a son of Edward Dudley and June Elizabeth Handspiker "Brownell". He attended the Amherst Schools and was currently enrolled in his GED classes with future hopes of attending college. He enjoyed basketball, sports and being with his friends. He had been employed with Casey Concrete and Dave's Utramar, Amherst. Surviving are brothers, David, Bible Hill; William, Weymouth; Kyle, Yarmouth; maternal grandparents, Austin and Hazel Kelley, Greenville, Yarmouth Co.; paternal grandfather, Frank Handspiker, St. John, N.B.; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Lynn Tidd; paternal grandmother, Patricia "Pat" Handspiker. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst. Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday in Wesleyan Church, Amherst, Rev. Raymond Fancy officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, IWK Grace Health Center or any charity.
 

HAHNEN, Ivan Frederick - 70, 224 Chases Grave Rd, Atkinson, N.H., formerly of Springhill, died March 9, 2000, in Atkinson, N.H. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Fred and Allie (Leadbetter) Hahnen. He was educated in Springhill, moving to Massachusetts in 1946. He then graduated from the Lynn Institute, Massachusetts and the Franklin Technical Institute. He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. He served more than 25 years in the US Naval Reserve. He was formerly employed as a steamfitter in Boston. He resided in Haverhill, Mass. for 30 years prior to moving to Atkinson, N.H. In his younger years, he volunteered as an assistant Scout master for the Boy Scouts of Lynn, Mass. He taught blueprinting at Lynn Technical High. Surviving are his wife, Eileen, Lynn, Mass; sons, Phillip, Lynn, Mass.; Kevin, Sarasota, Fla.; Thom, Haverhill, Mass.; daughter, Mary, Massachusetts; sister, Nellie Gilbert, Springhill; stepmother, Meaurita Hahnen, Springhill; stepbrothers, Murray, William, Donald, Marvin, Gerald, Eric; stepsisters, Joyce, Noreen, Marion, Beverly, Linda, Sharon; several grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Joey. Funeral was held March 15, in Brookside Chapel and Funeral Home, Plaiston, N.H. Cremation has taken place. Burial at a later date in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill.
 
 

WELCH, Carl Frederick - 70, 79 Victoria St. West, Amherst, died March 27, 2000, at home. Born in Amherst, he was a son of the late Creighton and Margaret (Comeau) Welch. After working for a number of years in Vancouver he returned to Amherst to retire. He enjoyed hockey, skating, dancing and music. Surviving are sisters, Eileen Pickles, Shirley Troop, Amherst; Dolores McCarthy, Toronto; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Howard; sister, Marie. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst. Funeral 10 a.m. Thursday in Nativity Of Our Lady Roman Catholic Church, Amherst, Rev. Vernon Driscoll officiating. Donations to Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch or any charity. Burial will take place at a later date in St. Charles-Nativity Cemetery, Amherst.
 
 

GRANT, Abraham Robert - 85, Highcrest Nursing Home, Springhill, formerly of Springhill Junction, died March 30, 2000, in the Nursing Home. Born in Little Shemogue, N.B., he was a son of the late Robert and Amelia (Downey) Grant. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 17, Springhill. Having served in the Second World War in France. He was also a lobster fisherman and was later employed by C.N.R. He enjoyed gardening and raising his 14 children. Surviving are his wife, the former Marjorie R. Carde; sons, Joseph, St. Hubert, Que.; Philip, Toronto, Ont.; David, Springhill; Robert, Paul, Springhill Junction; Frederick, Riviere, Boston, Mass.; Brian, Amherst; daughters, Mary McWilliams, Cornwallis; Marjorie Grant, Brenda Grant, Springhill Junction; Shirley Rector, South-ampton; Audrey Grant, Springhill; Betty Grant, Riverview, N.B.; sisters, Louise Wilson, Middle Sackville, N.B.; Mary Wells, Anderson Settlement, N.B.; Agnes Bourgeois, Cape Breton; 31 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son, James; brothers, Tom, Gaston, Clarence, Philip, Andrew. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-8 p.m. Saturday, funeral 8 p.m. Saturday, both in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, Rev. Frank Likely officiating. Legion service 7 p.m. today. Burial in Hillside Cemetery at a later date. Donations to any charity.
 
 

All,obituaries © 2000 The Halifax Herald Limited

Compiled for genealogical use only by Eric Macdonald Keys from www.herald.ns.ca March 2000.