This is from Margaret, sister to Laura;
Frankie, Francis, Brenda, Mary,and Linda( deceased) are stepchildren, to Laura, Frank,s children by his first wife. Laura had 2 children by Maynard Croft, still have not heard which ones yet, but not married to Maynard who is also related to Laura,s step father. I also know Cindy, Laura,s daughter but she is still grieving her mother,s death, so Margaret has been passing information on to me today. Probably will hear more tomorrow. Cora
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, David Winter <davidwinter@...> wrote:
> Fred Spencer was m/1 Ida Marie Henshaw (1933-1959); m/2 Laura Maurine.
> From the previously posted obit, Laura had seven children and six
> step-children = 13. Fred Spencer lists 14 children in his obit.
> Therefore, it's possible some of the children listed in Laura's obit are
> actually her step-children, by Ida Marie Henshaw.
> One would require Ida's obit to be sure.
> Chronicle Herald, Wednesday, August 21, 2013
> Becker (Spencer), Laura
> Was called home to rest on July 27, 2013. Born July 21, 1934, to her late
> parents, Freda Walsh Croft and Norman Morine. Survived by her stepdad,
> Lawrence Croft. She was the oldest of 12 siblings; brothers, Cecil Walsh,
> New Minas; Robert Walsh (Diane), Bridgewater; Larry Walsh (Nancy), Berwick;
> George Croft (Dorothy), Port Williams; Donald Croft (Barb), New Minas;
> sisters, Elizabeth LaLonde (Robert), Ontario; Marjorie Pinch (Harry),
> Greenfield; Margaret Rafuse (Merton), South Alton; Ann Brown (Laurie), New
> Minas; Rose Boylan (John), Gaspereau. Also surviving are her husband, Mike
> Becker, Barrie, Ont.; children, Brenda Parker (Bim), Kingston; Mary
> Bullerwell (Doug), Comox, B.C.; Francis Spencer, Kentville; Frankie Jr.
> Spencer (Elizabeth), Hantsport; Polli "Paulina" Brace (Larry), Yarmouth;
> Fred Spencer (Penny), New Brunswick; Patricia Gallant (Louis), Kingston;
> Paul Spencer (Angie), Berwick; Susan Voiros (Steve), Alberta; Earl Epencer
> (Sam), Ontario; Cindy MacLean (Jack), Cole Harbour. She had many
> grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her
> first husband, Frank Spencer; sister, Edith Croft; brother, Bedford Croft;
> children, Linda Gauthier, Frederick Spencer, Bonita Spencer; grandchild,
> Daniel Gallant, who shared her bright red hair and bright blue eyes. She
> will always be in our hearts and fond memories. Laid to rest in Gaspereau
> Cemetery. All donations can be made to the SPCA and WAAG.
> Perhaps they are not stars in the sky but rather openings, where our loved
> ones shine down to let us know they are happy.
> [Transcribed by DAW, 21 Aug 2013]
> Previously posted:
> Chronicle Herald, Tuesday, August 6, 2013
> Becker (Spencer), Laura, 79, daughter of the late Norman Morine and Freda
> Walsh Croft, died July 27, 2013. Surviving, husband, Mike; seven children;
> six step-children; ten siblings; grandchildren. Predeceased by first
> husband, Frank Spencer; three children; two siblings; one grandchild.
> Graveside service, Gaspereau Cemetery, 11 a.m. August 8th.
> [Transcribed by DAW, 6 Aug 2013]
> Halifax Herald 2/14/2003
> SPENCER, Frank - 76, Eastern Passage, formerly of Kingston, passed away
> peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, Tuesday, February 11, 2003, in
> the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Wolfville, he was a son of the late
> Frank Deveau and Evelyn Spencer. He served with the Canadian Armed Forces,
> Nova Scotia Black Watch Corp from 1951-57. He served overseas in Korea for
> 13 months and he was a recipient of the Korean War Medal. He worked with
> Minas Basin Pulp and Power in Hantsport for 12 years. He was employed at CFB
> Greenwood as a painter for several years; a cook and later a commissioner.
> During the last eight to ten years before his retirement he was employed at
> CFB Greenwood at various jobs. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and hockey
> especially the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was a kind and loving husband and
> father we are all very proud of. Surviving are his wife, the former Hattie
> (Harriet) Morine; sons, Frankie (Elizabeth), Hantsport; Francis, North
> Alton; Frederick (Penny), Bloomfield, N.B.; Paul, Berwick; Earl (Sandra),
> Highlever, Alta.; son-in-law, Stephan Longtin; daughters, Brenda Parker,
> Tremont; Mary (Doug) Bullerwell, Comox, B.C.; Pauline (Larry) Brace,
> Yarmouth; Patricia (Louis) Gallant, Panama City, Fla.; Susan (Steve) Voros,
> Alberta; Cindy (Kevin Nickerson) Longtin, Eastern Passage; sisters, Freda
> (Richard) Henshaw and Winnie (Earl) Henshaw, all of Lockhartville; 42
> grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife,
> Ida Henshaw; son, Frederick; daughters, Bonita and Linda; sister, Eleanor;
> brother, Eldon. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today with Royal Canadian Legion
> service beginning at 7 p.m., funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, February 15,
> all in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Chapel, 568 Main St., Wolfville, Rev. Bob
> Billings officiating. Burial in Gaspereau Cemetery at a later date. Family
> flowers only, memorial donations may be made to The Children's Wish
> Foundation of Canada or a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be sent
> via: lindsayfuneral@... Funeral arrangements are entrusted to
> H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, Wolfville.
> Deb Everett, 20 Aug 2013