Re: Albert Edward Davis of Amherst

Title: Re: [nscumber] Albert Edward Davis of Amherst
Thanks to Eric and the nscumber archives, I think I solved most of my query following Google searches.

Looks like from m/1 to Beatrice Celertia Stiles there’s:

Shirley (Davis) McDougall
Ruth (Davis) DeVenne
John A. Davis
Edwin Davis

Step-children; there’s:

Twin, Lorraine Jean (Brown) Goodwin
Twin, Laurie Brown
Audrey (Brown) Goodrich

Albert Edward “Bert” Davis’ m/2 was widow, Leota (Fisher) Brown

GOODWIN, Lorraine Jean - 58, 38 Charles St., Amherst, died August 10, 2000, in the Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of Mrs. Leota (Fisher-Brown) Davis, Amherst and the late James Brown. She was an adherent to the Salvation Army and she enjoyed her family. Surviving are sons, Robert Brown, James Brown, British Columbia; daughters, Donna Dwyer, Saint John, N.B.; Marlene Clarke, Marilyn Clarke, British Columbia; twin brother, Laurie Brown, Amherst; stepbrother, Edwin Davis, Ontario; sister, Audrey Goldrich, Amherst; stepsisters, Ruth DeVenne, Halifax; Shirley McDougal, British Columbia; 10 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her stepfather, Albert Davis; stepbrother, John Davis. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, from where funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday, Lieut. Sheldon Wiseman and Lieut. Candice Wiseman officiating. Burial in Springhill Junction Cemetery, Cumberland Co. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or The Salvation Army.

Eric Keys, 12 Aug 2000
Albert and Bernice’s son-in-law:

Bruce DeVenne
March 31, 1946 - August 27, 2011


DeVenne, Bruce Gordon (1946-2011), of Lower Sackville - It is with great sadness, the family announces his death in Halifax on 27 Aug 2011.  Born in Saint John, NB, Bruce was the son of Doris DeVenne (Cave) and the late Gordon DeVenne.  He spent most of his life as a resident of Halifax.  Bruce worked as a refrigeration technician in HMC MC Dockyard and then taught briefly at NSIT.  He also operated a number of businesses in HRM over the past years, including Dance Sounds DJ Services, where he shared his love of music with others, especially 50-60s Tunes.  Bruce was an activist for most of his life and pursued issues affecting the everyday citizen with great enthusiasm.  He was most proud of his role in the struggle to gain adequate care and compensation for the victims of the notorious Tainted Blood Scandal.  Unfortunately, Bruce’s untimely passing was the result of cancer of the liver that developed from the hepatitis C he contracted as a result of a tainted blood transfusion.  Bruce’s true passion was his family.  He loved to regale all with tales of his childhood and the fond memories he valued of life in the old city of Halifax (before amalgamation to HRM).  He is survived by his wife Ruth (Davis); son Troy (Tanya Diggins) and his beloved grandchildren Liam and Ashlynn.   He is also survived by his mother, Doris (Cave) DeVenne, Halifax; brother David, Mahone Bay; sister Debra Brinen (Larry), East Uniacke; John (Chiyo), Middle Sackville. Besides his father, Bruce was predeceased by sister Adelle Coffin. Farewell husband, father, grandfather, son, brother - you will be in our hearts always.  The remains are resting at Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville, NS, where a wake will be held on Wednesday 31 Aug 2011 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Following cremation, a funeral mass will be held at St. John Vianney, 4 Beaver Bank Road, Lower Sackville at 10:00 AM, Saturday 3 Sept 2011.  The family would like to meet with friends and relatives following the mass, location will be announced at the Funeral.  Bruce asked that we not mourn his passing but that we gather to celebrate his life in good cheer.   The Family would like to express their deepest thanks and appreciation for the care, compassion and attention shown to Bruce during the last months of his life by the Doctors, Nurses, and Staff of floor 8A of the Victoria General Hospital.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Cdn Hepatitis C Assoc’n, or a donation to the QE II Foundation in Bruce’s name for the purchase of a patient lift for floor 8A of the centennial building.

On 15-02-25 8:57 AM, "nscumber" <> wrote:


I have his m/1 as Beatrice Celestia Stiles from Nappan who possibly died 28
Mar 1968 at age 50.

Beatrice Celestia Stiles and Albert Edward Davis married 1936 in Cumberland
Item can be found in Registration Year: 1936 - Book: 81 - Page: 256

Can anyone on the list confirm which children are from m/1 and/or m/2?

I had 3 unnamed daughters plus John A. Davis (1953-1970) but he has 4
daughters, and 2 extra sons although the "Brown" son might be a step-son.

Thanks in advance.

The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 02/27/97
Davis, Albert Edward (Bert)

DAVIS, Albert Edward (Bert) - 86, Victoria Manor, Amherst, died February 25,
1997, in All Saints Springhill Hospital. Born in Amherst, he was a son of
the late Jeff and Alice (Coates) Davis. He was a member of Trinity-St.
Stephen's United Church. He had worked at the Sifto Salt plant as a
maintenance man for over 25 years. In his younger years, he had farmed and
worked in the woods which he had always enjoyed. Surviving are his wife, the
former Leota Brown; daughters, Ruth (Mrs. Bruce DeVenne), Halifax; Shirley
(Mrs. Maurice McDougall), Maple Ridge, B.C.; Audrey Goldrich, Amherst;
Lorraine Goodwin, St. John, N.B.; sons, Edwin Davis, Blind River, Ont.;
Laurie Brown, Amherst; brother, Raymond, Debert; 18 grandchildren; several
great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and
nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Beatrice Stiles;
son, John. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Furlong's Funeral Home,
Amherst. Funeral 2 p.m Friday in Cumberland Memorial Chapel, Rev. Allan
Griffin officiating. Spring burial in Amherst Cemetery.

Source: James A. Welsh, 25 Feb 2015 [Chronicle Herald Obit CD]
Albert Edward Davis, born 1910 in Amherst, Cumberland County

Item can be found in Registration Year: 1910 - Page: 57400916 - Number: