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Digby obituaries for March thru April 2002


2002 Cyndi-Lin BREMNER-BARRETT

died on Friday, March 1, 2002 Source: The Halifax Herald Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames BARRETT, BREMNER, DEXTER, KENNEDY

BREMNER-BARRETT, Cyndi-Lin - 35, Yarmouth, died Friday, March 1, 2002. Born Oct. 15, 1966, in Digby, she was the daughter of Reg BREMNER, Digby and Valerie BREMNER-DEXTER, Weymouth. She spent her early years at Green Island, Yarmouth Co. and Western Light, Brier Island, where her father was a lighthouse keeper. She attended Digby and Halifax schools and lived in Halifax for much of her life, moving back home to Digby with her family in 1998. She is survived by husband, Keith BARRETT; son, Jeremiah; brothers, Tony BREMNER (Dana), Truro; Adam BREMNER, Digby; Matthew BREMNER (Michelle), Calgary, Alta. Visitation Monday, March 4, 2- 4, 7-9 p.m. in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, 29 Albert St., Yarmouth, where funeral will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, Captain Stephen KENNEDY officiating. Interment will follow in Bayview Baptist Cemetery, Bayview, Digby Co. Donations to Jeremiah Barrett Christian Education Fund, at the Royal Bank,Yarmouth Branch.

2002 Paul Lloyd BROWN

died on Friday, March 1, 2002 Source: Halifax Daily News Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames BROWN, FRANKLAND, HUBBARD, MCQUAKER

BROWN, Paul Lloyd - 77, Tideview Terrace, Digby, died Friday, March 1, 2002, in the home. He was born in Yarmouth and worked as a taxi driver in the Yarmouth area for many years. He served overseas in the Second World War with the Cape Breton Highlanders. He was a life member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 67, Weymouth. He enjoyed playing pool. He is survived by his wife, the former Addie Frances HUBBARD; daughter, Brenda MCQUAKER, Brampton, Ont.; three grandchildren; four great- grandchildren. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by his first wife, Marie, sons, Shawn and Larry. Visiting will be Monday, March 4 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby, where the funeral will be held Tuesday, March 5 at 2 p.m., followed by a Legion tribute, Pastor Muriel FRANKLAND will officiate. Burial at a later date. Donations may be made to Tideview Terrace, Digby.

2002 M. Ida BENNETT

died on Sunday, March 3, 2002 Source: Halifax Daily News Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames BENNETT, CLARKE, COMEAU, DOUCETTE, HURLBURT, TAYLOR

BENNETT, M. Ida - 72, of Berwick, Kings Co., passed away Sunday, March 3, 2002, in the Grand View Manor, Berwick. Born in Cape St. Marys, Digby Co., she was a daughter of Rita (DOUCETTE) COMEAU, Cape St. Marys, and the late Manda COMEAU. Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband William "Bill" Fred BENNETT; sons, Steven (Phyllis) BENNETT, Cambridge; David (Maurena TAYLOR) Bennett, Berwick; Gary (Sandra) BENNETT, Brooklyn St.; Paul (Nancy) BENNETT, Joudrey Mtn.; Terry BENNETT, South Waterville; daughters, Wanda BENNETT, Dartmouth; Brenda CLARKE, Kentville; daughter-in-law, Nancy BENNETT, Waterville; brothers, Henry and Ralph (Brenda) COMEAU, all of Cape St. Marys; sister, Yvonne (Arthur) HURLBURT, Pinkneys Point, Yarmouth Co.; ten grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Besides her father, she was predeceased by son, Donald BENNETT; daughters, Janet Marie BENNETT and Valerie Ann BENNETT in infancy; brother, Danny COMEAU. Visitation from 2- 4 and 7-9 p.m. today in the H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Berwick, from where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2002, Reverend Shawn Kehoe officiating. Burial in the Cambridge Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

2002 Cornelia A. (Stevens) Maxwell

died on Sunday, March 3, 2002 Source: Lynn Item, Saugus Advertiser Submitter: Samuel Leslie Maxwell Sr. Obituary contained surnames MARTIN, MAXWELL, STEVENS, THURBER, WARING

Cornelia Ardis (STEVENS) MAXWELL died on March 3, 2002 in Gloucester ,Mass. She was the last child of J. Leslie and Esther (THURBER) STEVENS of Freeport. She leaves her son Samuel Leslie MAXWELL and his wife Lee, daughters Ruth Helen MARTIN and Nancy Esther WARING. Also Grandsons Samuel Leslie MAXWELL Jr., Keith and Kyle WARING and Stacia and Christopher MARTIN and six grandchildren.

2002 Ellsworth Wall CARTY

died on Sunday, March 10, 2002 Source: Halifax Daily News Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames BELLIVEAU, CARTY, LEWIS, MITCHELL, ONEIL

CARTY, Ellsworth Wall - 91, Sandy Cove, Digby Co., passed away Sunday, March 10, 2002. He was the son of the late Thomas and Edna (MITCHELL) CARTY of Mink Cove. He is survived by his wife, Amelia ONEIL CARTY; sons, Scott (Pauline), Massachusetts, USA; Seymour (Dorothy), Annapolis Co.; Ronald (Cora), Berwick, Kings Co.; Lorne (Sharon), Prescott, Ont.; Alvin (Deborah), Centerville, Digby Co.; daughters, Louise (Ashton) LEWIS, Rossway, Digby Co.; Elaine (Phil) BELLIVEAU, Calgary, AB; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother, Stewart, Mink Cove, Digby Co. Predeceased by 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Visitation will be Friday, March 15, 3:30-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby. Funeral service will be held Saturday, March 16, at 2 p.m. from the Sandy Cove Baptist Church. Burial in the Zion United Church Cemetery, Sandy Cove. Donations may be made to the Diabetes Association or Lung Association.

2002 Anne Pamela MITCHELL-WHELLY

died on Sunday, March 10, 2002 Source: Halifax Daily News Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames MITCHELL, WHELLY

MITCHELL-WHELLY, Anne Pamela - 49, of Dartmouth, NS, passed away peacefully at the QEII, New Infirmary Site on March 10, 2002. She was born in Digby, NS, on April 6, 1952. Anne Pamela is survived by her husband Michael; son, Jeffery Newton; daughters, Michelle Euloth and Patricia Newton; step-son, Patrick WHELLY; step-daughter, Nadine WHELLY. Cremation has taken place. A private family interment will follow at a later date in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be made at www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com

2002 Albert Joseph LEBLANC

died on Sunday, March 10, 2002 Source: Yarmouth Vanguard Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames DOUCETTE, LEBLANC, PITCHER

LEBLANC, Albert Joseph - 62, Weymouth, died March 10, 2002, in Regional Health Centre, Yarmouth. Born in Weymouth Mills, he was a son of the late Albert and Frances (DOUCETTE) LEBLANC. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 61, Yarmouth. Surviving are daughters, Shelley, Digby; Patricia, Allentown, Pa.; sons, Kevin, Digby; Brian, Baltimore, Md.; a granddaughter; sisters, Sylvia, Daisy, Debbie, Eva, Laura, Gladys, Ann and Gwendolyn; brothers, Nelson, Rene, Earl, Roy and Timothy. He was predeceased by brothers, Vincent and Clifford; sister, Freda. Visitation in Jayne's Funeral Home, Weymouth North. Funeral was Wednesday, March 13, in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Weymouth, Father Larry PITCHER officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

2002 Gordon TAYLOR

died on Monday, March 11, 2002 Source: Halifax Daily News Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames BLANCHENOT, COMEAU, HATT, SPECHT, TAYLOR

TAYLOR, Gordon - 63, Bedford, passed away March 11, 2002 at home. Born in Plympton, Digby Co., NS, he was a son of the late Norman and Minerva TAYLOR (SPECHT). He was a truck driver during his life and his hobby was small engine repairs. He is survived by wife, Lorena TAYLOR (COMEAU); daughter, Judith Ann BLANCHENOT and her husband Martin, Orangeville, Ont.; step son, Dale Allan COMEAU, Kingston, NS; brother, Frank TAYLOR (Grace), Wolfville (Hortonville); grandchildren, Amelia, Michael, Madeline, Brian, Orangeville, Ont.; step grandchildren, Matthew, Ontario; Sara Ann and Jonathan, Kingston, NS; several nieces and nephews in Ontario and Nova Scotia. Predeceased by brother, Donald TAYLOR; sister, Greta HATT. Visitation will be Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, Bedford. Memorial service Friday at 2 p.m. in Jayne Funeral Home, Digby, NS, Rev. Chuck Danniels officiating. Interment in Barton Cemetery. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to the Lung Association or the Sick Children Hospital, Toronto.

2002 Margaret BENNICKE

died on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 Source: Halifax Daily News Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames BENNICKE, CLAYBORNE

BENNICKE, Margaret - 76, 14 Faulkner St., Truro, passed away March 12, 2002, at home. Born in Deep Brook, Digby Co., she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Murray CLAYBORNE. Margie was an active member of the Scotia Chapter of the I.O.D.E. During the Second World War, she was a photographer with the R.C.A.F. Margie's pride and joy were her three shelties, Sheba, Taz and Bast. She is survived by her husband, Ross; sons, Brian (Ann), Kanata, Ont.; Robert (Chris), Ottawa; several grandchildren; sister, Ethel, Deep Brook. She was predeceased by her brothers, Jack, Walter; a sister. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today and funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev. Bobby W. Fillier officiating. Burial at a later date in Bible Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Scotia Chapter, I.O.D.E.

2002 John Edward AMIRAULT

died on Wednesday, March 13, 2002 Source: Halifax Daily News Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames AMIRAULT, CLEVELAND, COMEAU, DEVEAU, MAILMAN, SALSMAN, TIVY, TOOMEY

AMIRAULT, John Edward - 88, Windsor House, Windsor, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 13, 2002. Born in Weymouth North, Digby Co., he was the son of the late William H. and Lennie Jane (COMEAU) AMIRAULT. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. John worked as a gardener at various properties in Windsor and as a ticket taker at the Imperial Theatre. John was an ardent lover of animals. He is survived by nieces, Frances (Bob) TIVY, White Rock, B.C.; Marie DEVEAU, Arlington, Tex.; Brenda SALSMAN, Kentville; Linda (Richard) CLEVELAND, Kentville; nephews, Ray (Lucine) TOOMEY, Bridgewater; Donald (Kay) TOOMEY, Saint John, N.B.; Bob AMIRAULT, Annapolis Royal; Donald MAILMAN, Douglas MAILMAN and Brian MAILMAN, all of Kentville; sister-in-law, Liz AMIRAULT, Granville Ferry. He was predeceased by brother, Alden; sisters, Evelyn TOOMEY, Ernestine AMIRAULT, Margaret MAILMAN; brother-in-law, Frank TOOMEY. At the request of the family, there will be no visitation. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday, March 18, in St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Windsor, Father John MacDonald officiating. Interment in St. John's Catholic Church Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. Condolences and memorial cards can be sent via the internet to: www.familycare.ca. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Lohnes-Beazley Funeral Home, Windsor.

2002 Olive Marion AMERO

died on Monday, March 18, 2002 Source: Halifax Daily News Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames AMERO, VANTASSEL

AMERO, Olive Marion - 84, Ashmore, passed away March 18, 2002, in Digby General Hospital. Born in Plympton, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Esther AMERO. Olive shucked clams for 45 years. She enjoyed watching television after retiring. Surviving are sister, Phyllis VANTASSEL, Digby; brothers, Edward and Clifton, both of Plympton; Georgie, Ontario; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great- nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Elizabeth, Stella, Jane and Norma; brothers, Scott, Daley, Camille and Jerome. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2002, in Jayne's Funeral Home, Weymouth North. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Father Larry Pitcher officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences may be sent by going to Jayne's Funeral Home website: www.funeralscanada.com/homes/jayne and clicking on "contact us".

2002 Thomas Edward FRANCIS

died on Monday, March 18, 2002 Source: Halifax Daily News Submitter: CathyLee Rudolph Obituary contained surnames CAIN, FRANCIS, MOOREHOUSE, MUISE, SLADE, THERIAULT

FRANCIS, Thomas Edward - 83, Smiths Cove, Digby Co., passed away March 18, 2002, in Digby General Hospital. Born in Smiths Cove, Digby Co., he was a son of the late Thomas H. and Catherine (THERIAULT) FRANCIS. He was a member of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church. He was a stationary engineer with CFB Cornwallis for about 33 years. He was a veteran of the Second World War and a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 22, Bear River. He loved the outdoors and was an avid woodsman, hunter and gardener. He was well-known for his strawberries. He is survived by his wife, the former Angela MUISE; sons, Michael, Brooklyn, Hants Co.; Peter, Smiths Cove; daughter, Ida FRANCIS, Digby; brothers, Doug, Smiths Cove; Gordon, Timberlea, Halifax Co.; sisters, Ida MOOREHOUSE, Salem, N.H.; Dorothy CAIN, Ottawa; Nina SLADE, Timberlea, Halifax Co.; Catherine FRANCIS, Ontario; two grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by daughter, Connie; brothers, John, Bill, Nathan, Elsworth and Garnet; sister, Marjorie. Arrangements have been entrusted to Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby. Funeral mass 2 p.m. today, March 21, 2002, in St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Digby, Father Keith Billard officiating. Interment in Smith-Sulis Cemetery, Smiths Cove. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Canadian Diabetes Association or Lung Association of Nova Scotia.

2002 Ron Paul "Petit Ron" GAUDET

died on Sunday, March 24, 2002 Source: The Halifax Herald Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames COMEAU, DIONNE, GAUDET

GAUDET, Ron Paul "Petit Ron" - 34, Saulnierville, died Sunday, March 24, 2002, in Dartmouth. Born in Yarmouth, he was a son of Freeman and Carole (COMEAU) GAUDET, Saulnierville Station. Surviving are son, Ryan; brother, Daren, Cape St. Mary. Funeral was Wednesday, March 27 in Sacred Heart Church, Saulnierville, Rev. Yvon DIONNE officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations to a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Meteghan Funeral Home.

2002 Marie A SAULNIER

died on Wednesday, March 27, 2002 Source: The Halifax Herald Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames SAULNIER

SAULNIER, Marie A - 82, native of Meteghan Centre, died March 27 in Saulnierville. Funeral was Saturday at Stella Maris Church, Meteghan, burial in parish cemetery.

2002 Vincent Edison "Skip" OUTHOUSE

died on Saturday, March 30, 2002 Source: Yarmouth Vanguard Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames HALL, HERSEY, JOHNSON, MCDORMAND, MOSES, NICKERSON, OUTHOUSE, THOMPSON

OUTHOUSE, Vincent Edison "Skip" - 87, Port Maitland, Yarmouth Co., died Saturday, March 30, 2002, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Tiverton, Digby Co., he was a son of the late Simondson and Jennie OUTHOUSE. He was a veteran of the Second World War, where he served in the Royal Canadian Navy aboard the HMCS Camrose. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 143, Port Maitland. He worked for the Canadian Coast Guard for 21 years where he served on the Lurcher Light Ship and the Robert Foulis. He is survived by daughters, Carole NICKERSON, Overton; Iris JOHNSON, St. Catharines, Ont.; Crystal (James) MCDORMAND, Westport, Digby Co.; sons, Burton (Nettie), Port Maitland; David (Anne) Walker, Bridgewater; brother, Murray, Freeport, Digby Co.; sister, Arlene HERSEY, Tiverton, Digby Co.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren. He also leaves to mourn a companion, Hazel HALL. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Elinor THOMPSON; brothers, Burton Ellsworth and Alvertus. No visitation by request. Funeral was Thursday, April 4 in Sweeny's Funeral Chapel, Rev. Donald MOSES officiating. Interment in Port Maitland Beaver River Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Zone 12 (RCL) Van Fund.

2002 Therese COMEAU

died on Sunday, March 31, 2002 Source: The Halifax Herald Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames BOURQUE, COMEAU, DEVEAU, ENTREMONT, FLYNN, MELANSON, THERIAULT

COMEAU, Therese - 76, Meteghan River, died Sunday, March 31, 2002, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Chelsea, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Marie May (COMEAU) DEVEAU. She was a volunteer for Canadian Cancer Society for over 40 years. Surviving are her husband, Elie; son, Melvin, Salmon River Lake; daughters, Elaine BOURQUE, Meteghan River; Jean MELANSON, Comeauville; brother, Denis DEVEAU, Salmon River Lake; sisters, Esther THERIAULT, Norwell, Mass.; Elizabeth FLYNN, Meteghan River; Josephine COMEAU, Meteghan Centre; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by brother, Louis. Visitation in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral was Thursday, April 4 in Stella Maris Church, Meteghan, Rev. Albeni D'ENTREMONT officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society.

2002 Sophie Mae EVERETT

died on Wednesday, April 10, 2002 Source: Halifax Daily News Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames ARENBURG, BOUDREAU, EVERETT, LIGHTFOOT, PORTER, ROBERTSON, ROGERS, VINCENT

EVERETT, Sophie Mae - 90, Tideview Terrace, passed away very peacefully surrounded by her loving family, April 10, 2002. Born in Waterville, Kings Co., she was a daughter of the late Ingram and Grace ( PORTER ) LIGHTFOOT. She was dearly loved by all who knew her and she had a smile that would light up a room. In her earlier days she loved to do needlework and quilt at the Ladies Guild. She was active in the Ladies Auxiliary and Red Cross. She was also a faithful member of Digby Baptist Church. She was a wonderful homemaker, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by children, daughter, Shirley (Ray) VINCENT, Bosano, Alta.; sons, Laurie (Shirley), Novar, Ont.; Dannie (Gerrie), Digby; sister, Violet (John) BOUDREAU, Collingwood, Ont.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; six great great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Raymond; sisters, Mary, Hattie; half-sister, Adelia ARENBURG; brothers, Chester, Harry, Ernest, John; half-brother, Grant ROGERS. Funeral will be 2 p.m. today in Digby Baptist Church, Rev. Donald ROBERTSON officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Digby. Donations to Tideview Terrace or a charity of your personal choice. On-line condolences to: www.funeralscanada.com/homes/jayne and click on contact us.

2002 Emelie BELLIVEAU

died on Saturday, April 13, 2002 Source: The Halifax Herald Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames BELLIVEAU, CHIASSON, COMEAU, ROBICHAUD

BELLIVEAU, Emelie - 96, St. Bernard, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at home. Born in Grosses Coques, she was a daughter of the late Alca and Chantale (COMEAU) BELLIVEAU. She was a retired schoolteacher having taught for 36 years, mostly in the district of Clare. She was a member of Les Enseignants Retires Baie Ste-Marie, Club d'Age d'Or St. Bernard, Dames de St. Bernard and was on the council of the St. Bernard Credit Union for many years. Surviving are son, Adrien (Norma) BELLIVEAU, Middleton; daughter, Charmine (Paul-Emile) ROBICHAUD, St. Bernard; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband, Emile; brothers, Camille, Elie and Adolphe; sister, Helene. Visitation in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 16 in St. Bernard Church, Rev. Clovis CHIASSON officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to St. Bernard Cemetery Fund or a charity of choice.

2002 Charles Frederick LEWIS

died on Sunday, April 14, 2002 Source: Halifax Daily News Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames BILLARD, DWIGHT, LEWIS, ROBICHEAU

LEWIS, Charles Frederick "Fred" - 88, Conway, Digby Co., passed away April 14, 2002, in Digby General Hospital. Born in Waterford, Digby Co., he was a son of the late Watson and Helen ( ROBICHEAU ) LEWIS. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church, Digby. Fred was a carpenter and fisherman most of his life. He served overseas during the Second World War in the Navy as a leading Seaman and was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 20, Digby. Fred worked at CFB Cornwallis for 25 years as a carpenter and cabinet maker. He will be sadly missed by many relatives and friends. He is survived by his loving wife, Alice; his children, Richard (Yvonne), Burlington, Ont.; Lealand (Karen), Deep Brook, Annapolis Co.; Judy ( DWIGHT ), Bridgetown; brothers, Henry, Lovett, James, Gordon; sisters, Viva, Ida, Laura; ten grandchildren; ten great- grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by son, Charles; brothers, Elwin, Ashton, Darrell, Joseph, Charles; sister, Hazel. No visitation by request. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday in St. Patrick's Church, Father Keith BILLARD officiating with burial in Longinus Cemetery, Waterford. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be sent to Jayne's Funeral Home website: www.funeralscanada.com/homes/jayne and clicking on "contact us".

2002 Ralph Sydney DOUCETTE

died on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 Source: Halifax Daily News Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames BOUCHER, BROWN, COOK, CORKUM, DOUCETTE, DURAN, HENDERSON, LOMBARD, MACCORMACK, MELANSON, PITCHER, RUDOLPH, SAULNIER, STEVENS, TAYLOR

DOUCETTE, Ralph Sydney - 80, Weymouth Mills, Digby Co., passed away April 17, 2002, in Veterans Place, Yarmouth. Born in Yarmouth County, he was a son of the late Clifford and Gladys ( SAULNIER ) DOUCETTE. He was a veteran of the Second World War. He worked in the woods and the lumber mills. Surviving are his common-law wife, Eleanor COOK; daughters, Mary MACCORMACK and Claudette DURAN, both of Weymouth; Alma CORKUM, Bridgewater; Ruth LOMBARD, Ashmore, Digby Co.; Annette HENDERSON, Truro; Dorothy STEVENS and Moura TAYLOR, both of Annapolis; Tanya, Digby; stepdaughter, Linda RUDOLPH, Belliveau Cove; son, Ralph Jr., Owen Sound, Ont.; stepsons, Gary BROWN, Meteghan Station; Allan and Bobby BROWN, both of Weymouth; sisters, Dorothy MACCORMACK, Weymouth; Ruth MELANSON, Plympton; Mary Esther BOUCHER, Kentville; brothers, Clifford DOUCETTE, Gilberts Cove; Gifford and Reginald, both of Weymouth; 20 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by sisters, Blanche, Beatrice, Ethel; brothers, Leaman, Francis. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Weymouth, Father Larry PITCHER officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Canadian Cancer Society or Veterans Place, Yarmouth. On-line condolences may be made at: www.funeralscanada.com/homes/jayne

2002 Charles John SURETTE

died on Thursday, April 18, 2002 Source: Yarmouth Vanguard Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames LEBLANC, LEFAVE, MACPHERSON, SURETTE, THOMAS

SURETTE, Charles John - 61, Lonergan Lane, Yarmouth, died Thursday, April 18, 2002, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born April 5, 1941, in Yarmouth, he was a son of the late Lindsay Augustus and Mary Lena SURETTE. He was a certified chef, having cooked at Braemar Lodge, the Lobster Trap restaurant, the Austrian Inn restaurant and Rodd Colony Inn. He also taught cooking at Nova Scotia Community College, Burridge Campus, Yarmouth. He served six years with the Black Watch at Camp Gagetown. He was a past member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 61, Yarmouth. Surviving are his wife, the former Leona LEFAVE; son, John Charles (Cindy) SURETTE, Anaheim, Calif.; brothers, Joseph Hallett (Leo) SURETTE, New Glasgow; Stanley SURETTE, Ontario; Alfred Joseph SURETTE, Yarmouth; Donald Charles SURETTE, Ontario; sisters, Nora May "Florence" THOMAS, Digby; Mary Anna LEBLANC, Yarmouth; Elizabeth Margaret "Betty" THOMAS, Digby; one grandchild. He was predeceased by son, Joey; a brother in childhood. Visitation in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, 29 Albert St., Yarmouth. Funeral was Monday, April 22 in Notre Dame of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, 7 Bond St., Yarmouth, Father John MACPHERSON officiating. Interment in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery, Yarmouth. Donations to Canadian Cancer Research Fund.

2002 Irene E. BABIN

died on Sunday, April 21, 2002 Source: The Halifax Herald Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames ATKINSON, BABIN, BELLIVEAU, CAIN, GAUDET, KHONDE, LEBLANC, SEMPLE, THIBAULT

BABIN, Irene E. - 92, Au Logis d'Meteghan and formerly of Belleville, Yarmouth Co., died Sunday, April 21, 2002. Born Sept. 4, 1909, in Church Point, she was a daughter of the late Phillippe and Agnes (BELLIVEAU) GAUDET. She was a homemaker and she enjoyed sharing her knowledge of crocheting, tatting and quilting with others. She was a member of Le Club Acadian, Ste. Anne-du-Ruisseau. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are nieces, Yvette (Agno) THIBAULT, St. Joseph, Digby Co.; Agnes (Owen) ATKINSON, Wedgeport; Joan (George) SEMPLE, Anne CAIN, both of Yarmouth; nephew, Paul LEBLANC, Weymouth Mills. She was predeceased by her husband, Vincent BABIN; son, Robert in infancy; several brothers and sisters. There will be no visitation by request. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service was Wednesday, April 24, in Saint Anne's Roman Catholic Church, Ste. Anne-du- Ruisseau, Father CrŽpin KHONDE officiating. Interment will take place in the parish cemetery. Donations to Saint Anne's Roman Catholic Church or the parish cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Yarmouth.

2002 Emerise Marie SMITH

died on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 Source: Yarmouth Vanguard Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames CHUCKWU, COMEAU, DEVEAU, MACLEOD, RANDALL, SAULNIER, SMITH

SMITH, Emerise Marie - 89, Villa St. Joseph Du Lac, formerly of Port Maitland, died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, in the villa. Born in Salmon River, Digby Co., she was a daughter of the late Albert and Geraldine DEVEAU. She was a seamstress. She loved children, music, flowers and especially her family. She is survived by daughters, Sharon (Mrs. Fred RANDALL), Kemptville, Yarmouth Co.; Annette (Alan) MACLEOD, Yarmouth; son, Thomas "Kent" (Elaine), Port Maitland; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas "Tom"; brother, Adolphe; sisters, Laura COMEAU, Florence SAULNIER, Zoe DEVEAU. No visitation by request. Funeral was Saturday, April 27 in Sweeny's Funeral Chapel, Yarmouth, Father Chinedu CHUCKWU officiating. Interment will be in Port Maitland Cemetery. Donations to a charity of your choice.

2002 Frank Ernest THOMAS

died on Thursday, April 25, 2002 Source: 'PASSAGES' The Long and Brier Island News Submitter: Robert Green Obituary contained surnames BOUNCIE, PERRY, THOMAS

THOMAS, Frank Ernest - 80, passed away on April 25th 2002, at the Digby General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born in St. Stephen, NB, he was the son of the late Chesley and Kathleen (BOUNCIE) THOMAS. He was a member of the Freeport Baptist Church. Frank served in the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry during World War II from 1938-1945 in the United Kingdom, France and Germany as a Lance Corporal. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #92 in Freeport, which he was a past vice president. He was past President of the Seniors Club of Freeport. He is survived by his wife, the former Marie PERRY. Daughter Deborah THOMAS of Digby; son, Roger, of Freeport; three grandchildren, three great grandchildren. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by his brother, Hubert. The funeral was held at the Freeport Baptist Church on Sunday April 28th, the Rev. Robert MacCormack officiating, with burial in the Brookside Cemetery. A Legion tribute took place during the service. Donations to be made to the Freeport Baptist Church.

2002 Joseph "Artidore" DOUCET

died on Friday, April 26, 2002 Source: The Halifax Herald Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames AMERO, BLINN, COMEAU, DOUCET, MELANSON, SAULNIER

DOUCET, Joseph "Artidore" - 77, Belliveaus Cove, died Friday, April 26, 2002, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Belliveaus Cove, he was a son of the late Camille and Laura (MELANSON) DOUCET. He served in the Second World War with South West Nova Regiment. He retired as an engineer from Princess of Acadia after 28 years. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Saulnierville Branch 52. He enjoyed playing cards, camping and being in the woods, as well as being with family. Surviving are his wife, the former M. Therese BLINN; daughters, Louise (Stewart) AMERO, Plympton; Juliette (Brian) COMEAU, Belliveaus Cove; Janette DOUCET, Sackville; sons, Gerard (Mary), St. Barnard; Antoinne "Tony" (Tammy), David (Cindy), both of Grand Bay, N.B.; brother, Dr. Felix DOUCET, Weymouth; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Gerard DOUCET; sisters, Corinne SAULNIER, Roseanne DOUCET; grandson, Paul AMERO. Cremation has taken place. Funeral will be at a later date. Donations to Yarmouth Regional Hospital Dialysis Unit.

2002 Richard Gerald "Joker" VanTASS

died on Monday, April 29, 2002 Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames BURNS, FRIGAULT, HANDSPIKER, MORRISON, PORTER, ROBERTSON, RUTKOWSKI, SMALL, VANTASSELL

VanTASSELL, Richard Gerald "Joker" VanTASSELL, Richard Gerald "Joker" - 73, Digby, died April 29, 2002, in Digby General Hospital. Born in Digby, he was a son of the late Gerald and Lillian (MORRISON) VANTASSELL. Surviving are daughters, Teresa (Mrs. Peter RUTKOWSKI), Digby; Marie (Mrs. Glendon SMALL), East Ferry; brothers, Lovitt, Cornwallis Park, Annapolis Co.; Alfred, Ontario; Jerry, Waterville, Kings Co.; sisters, Sharon (Mrs. Gary HANDSPIKER), Conway; Diane BURNS, Ottawa; Jean, Dartmouth; Carol (Mrs. Phillip FRIGAULT), Ottawa; Sheila (Mrs. Vaughn PORTER), Digby; grandchildren, Heatherleigh, Adam, Jessica, Rachel; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Warren, Burgess. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today and funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday both in Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby, Rev. Donald ROBERTSON officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be sent to: www.funeralscanda.com/homes/jayne and click on "contact us".

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