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Digby obituaries for January thru February 2003


2003? Viola Marguerite KENNEY

died on Wednesday, January 1, 2003 Source: The Halifax Herald Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames DELL, DENTON, DICKINSON, GRAHAM, HUSSEY, JENKIN, KENNEY, LEACH, MACDORMAND, MCSHANE, MOREHOUSE, NEILSON, SANFORD, SWIFT, THURBER, TITUS, WILKEN, ZEVON

KENNEY, Viola Marguerite - 85, passed away peacefully at her home in Westport. She was born October 7, 1918, in Little River, Digby Co., a daughter of the late Cora (MOREHOUSE) and Austin DENTON. She was the loving wife of Daniel KENNEY Sr. for the past 64 years. Viola was a member of Westport Baptist Church and choir. She enjoyed reading, music, gardening, lexicon puzzles, and spent many hours doing exquisite needlework. All family members will remember her delicious baking. As well, she traveled often with Daniel in his boats, trucks, and spent many enjoyable winters in Florida. She will be remembered for her caring, selflessness, and concern for her family. Her love for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, will be missed at family gatherings. She was predeceased by her daughter, Nancy Elizabeth; sister, Greta SWIFT; brother, Rodney DENTON, and son-in-law, Gary TITUS. Surviving are her husband, Daniel Sr.; children, Greta Anne (Linden) THURBER; Gail TITUS, Danny (Theresa) KENNEY, Penny Rosalind (Roy) GRAHAM; grandchildren, Dana (Mike) O'DELL, Chris THURBER, Nadena (Evan) MACDORMAND, Cheryl (Dan) WILKEN, Roland (Cindy) SWIFT, Coralee (Ray) NEILSON, Jacquelyn (Paul) TITUS-JENKIN, Kenney (Carrie) GRAHAM, Kristine (Bill) TITUS-MCSHANE, Rod (Jacqueline) SANFORD-THURBER, Holly (Danny) ZEVON, Rosalind (Glenn) HUSSEY, Daniel (Tara) KENNEY, Amanda and Chad GRAHAM; great-grandchildren, Leah, Andrew, Dakota, Kristen, Timothy, Teah, Savannah, Ashton, Bethany, Janelle, Felicia, Cherida, Justin, Tyler, Kiaunie, Shaelyn, Jory, Benjamin, Hannah and Tameka; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held in Westport United Baptist Church, Wednesday, October 22, at 2 p.m., Rev. John DICKINSON officiating, assisted by Rev. Archie LEACH. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be forwarded to Westport United Baptist Church. Viola's family extends their heartfelt appreciation to her special caregivers, Al Rose, Germaine O'Brien, Reta Frost, Ann Comeau, Elda Titus, Liz Cavanaugh-Bezant. "Her memory will live in the hearts of those she loved". Funeral arrangements entrusted to Jayne's Funeral Home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at: 1013atalderwoods.com

2003 Raleigh Bishop NICHOLS

died on Thursday, January 2, 2003 Source: The Chronicle Herald, Halifax Submitter: Robert Green Obituary contained surnames BROOKS, MELANSON, NICHOLS, NICKERSON, PERRY, THERIAULT

NICHOLS, Raleigh Bishop - 88, Freeport, Digby County, died January 2, 2003, in Digby General Hospital. Born in Freeport, he was a son of the late Heman and Jessie (BROOKS) NICHOLS. He was a fisherman in Freeport before moving to Niagara Falls, NY.,where he was employed in 1976 as a zoo keeper. Raleigh was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 92. He is survived by sons, Roy Nichols,Freeport: Paul Nichols, New Market, Ont.;sister, Theresa NICKERSON, Freeport; brother Winston NICHOLS, Turkey Point, Ont.;three grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife Winnifred (PERRY) NICHOLS; second wife, Elizabeth (MELANSON) THERIAULT, son, Eric. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, in Jaynes Funeral Home, Digby, 1-9 p.m. Sunday in Freeport Baptist Church, where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Rev. Robert McCormack officiating. Interment in Brookside Cemetery, Freeport. Donations in memory can be made to Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be made to : www.funeralscanada.com/homes/jayne.

2003 Rosco Guilford HANDSPIKER

died on Saturday, January 4, 2003 Source: The Halifax Herald Limited Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames HANDSPIKER, HOPKINS, JEFFERSON, REID

HANDSPIKER, Rosco Guilford - 85, Digby, passed away January 4, 2003, at home. Born in Digby, he was the son of the late Guilford and Lena (JEFFERSON) HANDSPIKER Rosco was a long-term Municipal and Town Clerk. He was an insurance broker for over 60 years. He was a past director of the Nova Scotia Insurance Agent Association. He was a member of Grace United Church, serving on various boards. Surviving are his son, Gordon R. and daughter-in-law, Sharron, Clementsport; granddaughter, Chantal Allison, Dartmouth. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Hazel HOPKINS; daughter, Anne. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday in Grace United Church, Digby, Rev. Linda REID officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Grace United Church or a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be sent to: www.funeralscanada.com/homes/jayne Funeral arrangements entrusted to Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby.

2003 Addie VANTASSELL

died on Tuesday, January 7, 2003 Source: george.brown@ns.sympatico.ca Submitter: George Brown Obituary contained surnames AMERO, BROWN, KEMPTON, TAYLOR, VANTASSELL, WENTZELL, WYNOTT

VANTASSELL, Addie Margaret - 65, Dartmouth, died January 7, 2003, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Digby, she was a daughter of the late Calvin and Margaret VANTASSELL. She was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Peters Church. She was active in the community and shared her many talents. She is survived by children, George and Ken BROWN and Linda BROWN and Catherine KEMPTON; six grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn TAYLOR, Jean WYNOTT, Diane WENTZELL; brothers, Jim, David, Douglas, Mason and Skip. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Peters Roman Catholic Church, Maple Street, Dartmouth.

2003 Diane Frances (CAMPBELL) HARRI

died on Sunday, January 12, 2003 Source: 'PASSAGES' The Long and Brier Island News Submitter: Robert Green Obituary contained surnames CAMPBELL, HARRIS

HARRIS (CAMPBELL) Diane Frances - age 59. Borne on the wings of angels to her final resting place with God on January 20, 2003.She was the daughter of Pearle and the late Burpee CAMPBELL, wife of David HARRIS, sister of Roland and Joy CAMPBELL, mother of Vincent (Andrea), Terry (Lori) and Martin (Judy), stepmother of Tana (David), Tricia, Timothy and Trevor (Nicola), grandmother of 7 and step-grandmother of 9. Diane was a Licenced Practical Nurse for 26 years. During the past 19 years she was a nursing supervisor at Tidal View Manor in Yarmouth. Two years ago , Diane was asked to set up and manage an alternative level of care unit at Yarmouth Regional Hospital. This unit was her pride and joy. A Memorial service was held in the Yarmouth North Baptist Church on January 23rd. To all of you who braved the terrible winter conditions that day to attend the ervice and support the family, we offer our sincerest gratitude and thanks. Thank you for all the home visits, the telephone calls, the thoughtful cards of condolence, the wonderful food, and all the donations to the Freeport Baptist Church and the Cancer Society. You have all played a great part in helping us through this sad event.

2003 Jesse Daniel GOUDEY

died on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 Source: The Halifax Herald Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames BOUDREAU, CASTONGUAY, DEVEAU, GORMAN, GOUDEY, MCKAY, MULLEN, PRIME, SAULNIER, SMITH

GOUDEY, Jesse Daniel - Pleasant Valley, passed away January 14, 2003, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital, at the age of 91. Born in New Tusket, Digby Co., he was a son of the late Frank and Alice (BOUDREAU) GOUDEY. He was a member of Havelock Wesleyan Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Ruth PRIME; daughters, Pat (Mrs. Vern DEVEAU), Beaver River; Carol SAULNIER, Pleasant Valley; sons, Karl, Brazil Lake; Gary, Yarmouth; foster sons, Norman and Anthony SMITH, both at home; sisters, Laura CASTONGUAY, Quebec; Grace MULLEN, Port Maitland; brothers, Edward and twin brother, Jamesson, both of Brazil Lake; Donald, Meteghan; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brother, Bernard; sisters, Evelyn, Hilda and Mildred. Visitation was held Thursday, January 16 from 11 a.m. until funeral time at 2 p.m., both in Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Garth MCKAY and Rev. Karl GORMAN officiated. Interment will be at a later date in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Pleasant Valley Cemetery Fund. On-line condolences may be made at: sweenysatns.aliantzinc.ca

2003 Lawrence W GOWER

died on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 Source: 'PASSAGES' The Long and Brier Island News Submitter: Robert Gren Obituary contained surnames CLEMENTS, GOWER, KING, WATKINS

GOWER, Lawrence W - 88, died January 21 2003, in Digby General Hospital. Born in Westport, Digby Co., he was the son of the late Ben and Gladys GOWER. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Julia WATKINS. Surviving are cousins, George CLEMENTS (Rosanna), Ralph CLEMENTS (Rikki), Sharon KING (Roger).Lawrence was a fisherman all of his younger life; he was an avid reader and enjoyed the outdoors, walking and riding his bike even into late life. He very much enjoyed his dog, Pepper, and their many walks several times a day. Lawrence's remains have been dedicated to research at Dalhousie University, Halifax, where he will be cremated and buried as per his wishes.

2002 Oda Frances PYNE

died on Friday, January 24, 2003 Source: Halifax Daily News Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames FRANKLAND, GATES, PYNE, SNOW, STEADMAN, YOEMAN

PYNE, Oda Frances - 91, Annapolis Royal Nursing Home, formerly of Granville Ferry, Annapolis Co. and Digby, passed away Sunday, December 15, 2002. Born in South Milford, Annapolis Co., she was a daughter of the late Edgar and Dora (STEADMAN) GATES. She was a homemaker and enjoyed dancing, reading, music and outdoor events. She is survived by sons, Harold, Smiths Cove, Digby Co.; Jimmy, Chipman, N.B.; daughter, Dora (Mrs. Joseph YOEMAN), Granville Ferry, Annapolis Co.; sister, Myrtle SNOW, Digby; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three great great- grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Lyman; sons, Carl and Jackie; daughter, Paula; two brothers and five sisters. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, in Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby, Pastor Muriel FRANKLAND officiating. Interment in Forest Hill Cemetery, Digby. Family flowers only, donations to any charity.

2002 Bernard William MANZER

died on Friday, January 24, 2003 Source: Halifax Daily News Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames ARMSTRONG, MANZER, MULLEN, PRIME, THIBAULT

MANZER, Bernard William - 88, Yarmouth, formerly of Weymouth, passed away December 19, 2002, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Yarmouth. Born in Ashmore, he was a son of the late Fred and Flossie (PRIME) MANZER. Bernard attended Acadia University and received his teaching degree, he also attended Acadia Divinity College. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was a kind and caring person who helped others. Surviving are his loving and caring wife, Frances; daughter, Maurine (Bernard) MULLEN, Weymouth North; sons, Eric (Cheryl), New Minas; Laurie (Denise), Oromocto, N.B.; stepson, W.D.E. ARMSTRONG, Windsor; sister, Alda THIBAULT, Tideview Terrace, Digby; brothers, Parker, Ashmore; Scott, Yarmouth; grandchildren, Chelsea, Cody, Cameron, Colton, Troy, Steven; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Doris, Evelyn and Winnifred; brothers, Rev. Byron, Kenneth, Donald and Fred. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Jayne's Funeral Home, Weymouth North. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday in Ashmore United Baptist Church, Rev. Fred Bigelow officiating. Interment in Riverside Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch, Canadian Diabetes Association or VON. On-line condolences: www.funeralscanada.com/homes/jayne

2003 William Joseph “Billy” DOUCETT

died on Tuesday, January 28, 2003 Source: Halifax Daily News Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames COMEAU, DOUCETTE, THERIAULT

DOUCETTE, William Joseph “Billy” - 47, Gilberts Cove, Digby Co., passed away January 28, 2003, at home. Born in Gilberts Cove, he was a son of Alice (COMEAU) DOUCETTE, Gilberts Cove and the late David DOUCETTE. He was employed as a painter for many years with A. F. THERIAULT and Son, Meteghan River. Besides his mother, he is survived by daughter, Meghan DOUCETTE, Ashmore, Digby Co. and her mother Yvonne “Bonnie” DOUCETTE; sister, Mary Ann (Mrs. Gary DOUCETTE) Ashmore; brothers, Eugene and his wife Joyce, Keswick, Ont.; Carl and his wife Simone, Church Point, Digby Co.; several nephews and a niece. Arrangements entrusted to Jayne’s Funeral Home, Weymouth North. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today in Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Plympton, Father Chinedu Chukwu officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or IWK Health Centre. On-line condolences to: www.funeralscanada.com/homes/jayne

2003 Edmund Joseph Augustin AMIRO

died on Friday, January 31, 2003 Source: Halifax Daily News Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames AMIRAULT, AMIRO, DEON, GALLACE, NICKERSON

AMIRO, Edmund Joseph Augustin - 87, Villa St. Joseph Du Lac, Yarmouth, formerly of Lower East Pubnico, passed away January 31, 2003, in the Villa. Born in Lower East Pubnico, he was a son of the late Andrew and Mary (AMIRAULT) AMIRO. He was a retired lobster fisherman. He is survived by son, Carl (Mary), Lower East Pubnico; daughters, Claire (Austin) NICKERSON, Upper Woods Harbour; Dorothy (Joseph) GALLACE, Ottawa; Edith (Bruce) AMIRAULT, Lower East Pubnico; brother, Delmar, Grand Bay, N.B.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great- great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Janie Blanche DEON; brother, Murray Andrew; sisters, Willetta and Theresa. Visitation 9-9:30 a.m. today in West Pubnico Funeral Home, Middle West Pubnico. Funeral service will follow at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Middle East Pubnico, Father Donald Amirault officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Renal Dialysis Unit of Yarmouth Regional Hospital or charity of your choice.

2003 James Ivan “Jim” HANDSPIKER

died on Friday, January 31, 2003 Source: Halifax Daily News Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames COOK, HANDSPIKER

HANDSPIKER, James Ivan “Jim” - 43, passed away January 31, 2003, in Digby General Hospital. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Jack HANDSPIKER. He lived his early life in Montreal and Digby, where he attended Digby Regional High. He joined the Armed Forces in 1977, and was stationed at a base in Alberta, where he spent a short period before his release. The next few years he lived in Alberta, Ontario and Sussex, N.B. regions before returning to his home in Digby about six years ago, where he was employed as an auto body mechanic. He will be sadly missed by his mother, Barbara COOK, Weymouth; brothers, Kenneth and Keith, both of Digby; Bruce, Gilliam, Man.; sister, Belinda, Dartmouth. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, both in Jayne’s Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby, Rev. Donald Robertson officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Digby. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association. On-line condolences to: www.funeralscanada.com/homes/jayne

2003 Annette Celeste JARVIS

died on Saturday, February 1, 2003 Source: Halifax Daily News Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames CROMWELL, JARVIS, NIELSEN, PLEASANT, SMITH, SPARKS

JARVIS, Annette Celeste - 81, Weymouth Falls, passed away peacefully in her sleep February 1, 2003, in Tideview Terrace, Digby. Born in Weymouth Falls, she was a daughter of the late Elizabeth (SMITH) and George SPARKS. Annette was the wife of the late Arnold JARVIS. During her life Annette opened her heart and home to children who needed care and love. In her younger years, she enjoyed cooking, making quilts and playing guitar with a little dance now and then. She is survived by children, Leona NIELSEN, Halifax; Ann CROMWELL, Southville; Ada SPARKS, London, Ont.; Eunice, Ontario; six grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; sisters, Erna PLEASANT, Weymouth Falls; Brenda CROMWELL, Halifax; brothers, James, Weymouth Falls; Spencer, Halifax; Claude, London, Ont. She was predeceased by children, Jarid PLEASANT and Kathy SMITH; brothers, Quinton, Vincent, Frederick, Margie. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Jayne’s Funeral Home, Weymouth North. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, in St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Weymouth Falls, Rev. Jane Clattenburg officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences may be sent to: www.funeralscanada.com/homes/jayne

2003 Lillian M. DAUPHINEE

died on Sunday, February 2, 2003 Source: Halifax Daily News Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames AMIRAU, COBB, DAUPHINEE, GERRIOR, HOLMANS, JOHNSON, MOULTON, POTHIER, THIBAULT, WALSH

DAUPHINEE, Lillian M. - 72, Bedford, passed away February 2, 2003 in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Marshalltown, Digby Co., she was a daughter of the late William and Margaret (AMIRAU) THIBAULT. She was a homemaker, volunteer at Fairview Villa, taught Sunday School and was a member of All Saints Anglican Church, Bedford. She was blessed with many friends and was a member of the Bedford Singers. She is survived by her daughter, Diana (Vincent) GERRIOR, Sackville; son, Laurie, Bedford; sister, Evelyn MOULTON, Dartmouth; brother, Murray POTHIER, Bedford; grandchildren, Deborah (Rob) HOLMANS, Dartmouth, Terrence (Denyse) JOHNSON, Sackville. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph; sister, Kathleen COBB. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, 1216 Bedford Highway, Bedford. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday in All Saints Anglican Church, Bedford, Reverend Rick WALSH with a reception to follow in the church. Interment in Oakridge Memory Gardens. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.

2003 Anna Dorothy CARTY

died on Sunday, February 2, 2003 Source: Halifax Daily News Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames BIRD, BOWMAN, CARTY, MILLS, SQUIRES

CARTY, Anna Dorothy - 95, Bedford, passed away February 2, 2003. Born in East Mapleton, Cumberland County, she was the daughter of the late William and Mae (BIRD) MILLS. She made her home in Sandy Cove until she went to live with her daughter, Patricia in 1990. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia and son in law, Walter SQUIRES; sister, Della BOWMAN; several nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth CARTY; four brothers, Valdmar, Ray, Lawson, Oliver; three sisters, Gladys, Etta and Flossie. She attended Provincial Normal College in Truro and started her teaching career which lasted for twenty years. She attended the Ladies Auxiliary in Sandy Cove. She was a homebody and enjoyed crocheting, knitting, quilting, rug hooking and reading. Visitation will be held Thursday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, 1216 Bedford Highway, Bedford. Funeral service will be held at a later date in the Sandy Cove United Baptist Church and the burial in the Baptist Cemetery, Sandy Cove, Digby Co. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Veterans Hospital or Alzheimers Society. "May you rest in peace."

2003 Florence Esther (Smith) BRAUN

died on Monday, February 3, 2003 Source: Halifax Daily News Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames ALRIDE, BRAUN, HICKS, MACDONALD, MOORE, MULLEN, SMITH, TRASK

BRAUN (SMITH), Florence Esther - 92, Sandford, Yarmouth Co., passed away Monday, February 3, 2003, in Tidal View Manor, Yarmouth. Born July 29, 1910, in Hassetts, Digby Co., she was a daughter of the late Douglas and Rachel (ALRIDE) MULLEN. Throughout her life, she was an active church member, participating in the music ministry. She was devoted to her family and will be greatly missed. She was the last surviving member of her immediately family. She is survived by daughters, Hazel (Douglas) TRASK, Sandford, Yarmouth Co.; Aline (Rev. Leslie) HICKS, Havelock, N.B.; sons, Henry (Effie) SMITH, Yarmouth; Raymond (Lorraine) SMITH, Barrie, Ont.; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Raymond SMITH; her second husband, Odbur BRAUN; sister, Hazel Owens; brothers, Stillman, Lester and Donald MULLEN. Visitation will be 3-4 , 7-9 p.m. today in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, February 8, Rev. Leslie HICKS officiating, assisted by Rev. Bill MOORE and Rev. Scott MACDONALD. Burial will take place in the spring in Port Maitland Cemetery. Family flowers only by request. Donations in her memory made be made to Victorian Order of Nurses, Yarmouth Branch or a charity of your choice sweenys@ns.aliantzinc.ca

2003 Chantal THERIAULT

died on Monday, February 3, 2003 Source: The Halifax Herald Limited Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames COMEAU, DEVEAU, HICKS, LEBLANC, MAILLET, ROMAIN, THERIAULT

THERIAULT, Chantal - 78, Meteghan Station, died February 3, 2003, at home. Born in Meteghan River, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Adele (COMEAU) LEBLANC. Surviving are sons, Louis, Toronto, Ont.; Amedée, Sackville; Vincent, Meteghan Station; Thomas, Meteghan Station; daughters, Lennie ROMAIN, Meteghan Station; Elaine DEVEAU, Concession; Marguerite THERIAULT, Barton; Rose-Marie THERIAULT, Meteghan Station; sisters, Marine HICKS, Meteghan Station; Cecile MAILLET, Au Logis d'Meteghan; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Joe; son, Joseph; daughter, Marie. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday in Sacred Heart Church, Saulnierville, Rev. Yvon DIONNE officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association.

2003 Lynn Marie DURKEE

died on Tuesday, February 4, 2003 Source: The Halifax Herald Limited Submitter: CathyLee Rudolph Obituary contained surnames CROUSE, DURKEE, MACCORMACK, OUTHOUSE, PHILLIPS, PYNE

DURKEE, Lynn Marie - 48, Digby, died February 4, 2003, in Digby General Hospital. Born in Digby, she was a daughter of Clifton OUTHOUSE, Tiverton, Digby Co., and the late Marilyn (PYNE) OUTHOUSE. She was a previous member of the Digby Scallop Days Committee. She was a fund raiser for Digby and Area Recreation Facilities and a member of the Digby Pines Golf Course. She enjoyed bowling, golfing and reading. She was a beloved member of the community and will be missed by many. Besides her father, she is survived by her husband, Rodney PHILLIPS; daughter, Jennifer DURKEE, Halifax; son, Adam DURKEE, Sussex, N.B.; sister, Pam CROUSE and husband Fred, Centreville, Kings Co. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby. Visitation will also be held in Tiverton United Baptist Church on Thursday, where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Rev. Robert MACCORMACK officiating. Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Tiverton. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be sent to: jaynes@funeralscanada.com

2003 Thérèse M. THIBODEAU

died on Tuesday, February 4, 2003 Source: The Halifax Herald Limited Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames DYCK, LEBLANC, MACLEAN, MELANSON, NEWELL, THIBODEAU

THIBODEAU, Thérèse M. - 96, Villa Acadienne, Meteghan, died February 4, 2003, in Villa Acadienne. Born in Church Point, she was a daughter of the late Willie and Marie (LEBLANC) MELANSON. Surviving are children, Lionel and Anna THIBODEAU, Church Point; Lillie MACLEAN, Cape Breton; Loretta NEWELL, Bedford; Alain, Majors Point; Cecile DYCK, The Pas, Man.; sister, Sister Rose MELANSON, Halifax; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Sinclair; brothers, Adolphe, Mandé, Edmond, Vincent; sisters, Honorine, Régina, Sister Louise, Lillie, Lionie. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Church, Church Point, Rev. Yvon Dionne officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Projet de Bardotage, Eglise Ste. Marie or Atelier de Clare.

2003 Leo Joseph COMEAU

died on Thursday, February 6, 2003 Source: Halifax Daily News Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames CHUKWU, COMEAU, DOUCET, MCCORMICK, MONTAGUE, STEVENS

COMEAU, Leo Joseph - 90, Weymouth, passed away February 6, 2003, in Tideview Terrace. Born in Weymouth, he was a son of the late Benjamin and Emily (DOUCET) COMEAU. He was a Legion member, Branch 67, Weymouth. He served in the Second World War, in England, Italy and Continental Europe. He was serving as a RCEME. He worked as a sawyer millwright most of his life in Digby County and Annapolis County. He was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church. Surviving are his companion, Dorothy MCCORMICK; daughters, Edna (James) STEVENS, Weymouth; Grace (Terry) MONTAGUE, Halifax; son, Arnold (Patricia) COMEAU; brother, Fred, Weymouth; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Annabelle; son, Lester; sisters, Grace and Margaret. Cremation has taken place. Legion service 10 a.m. Saturday, February 15, in Jayne's Funeral Home, Weymouth North. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday, February 15, in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Weymouth, Father Chinedu CHUKWU officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only, donations may be made to St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cemetery Fund or a charity of your choice. On-line condolences to: jaynes@funeralscanada.com

2003 Marie T. DUGAS

died on Friday, February 7, 2003 Source: Halifax Daily News Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames BLINN, BRISTOL, COMEAU, DENTREMONT, DIONNE, DUGAS, MELANSON, THIBODEAU

DUGAS, Marie T. - 75, Villa Acadienne, Meteghan, Digby Co., formerly of Grosses Coques, passed away February 7, 2003. Born in Concession, she was a daughter of the late Denis and Marguerite (THIBODEAU) MELANSON. Surviving are her husband, Gerald DUGAS; son, Richard "Ricky" DUGAS, Grosses Coques; daughters, Doreen DENTREMONT, Raynardton; Della COMEAU, Belliveaus Cove; grandchildren, André and Miranda; sister, Antoinette BLINN, Belliveaus Cove. She was predeceased by brothers, Jimmy, Johnnie, Jessie, Benoit; sisters, Agathe, Lucille, Prescille and Estelle. She was a bookkeeper for Comeau Contracting Ltd., then for her husband with J. Gerald DUGAS and Son Ltd., until her retirement in 1989. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Church Point, Rev. Yvon DIONNE officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the parish cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Meteghan Funeral Home. BRISTOL, Rae Donald - 58, New Glasgow, formerly of Amherst, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Amherst, he was a son of the late Cecil and Mary (Meade) Bristol. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, February 10, in Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst, Deacon Howard Gotell officiating. Family flowers only. Donations in Rae's memory may be made to Lung Association of Nova Scotia. Interment will take place in the spring in St. Charles- Nativity, Amherst. www.campbellsfh.com

2003 Leslie François d'ENTREMONT

died on Friday, February 7, 2003 Source: The Halifax Herald Limited Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames DENTREMONT, DEON, ENTREMONT, EON, SURETTE, SWEENY

d'ENTREMONT, Leslie François - 87, Middle West Pubnico, passed away February 7, 2003, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Lower West Pubnico, he was a son of the late Ueri and Esther (D'EON) D'ENTREMONT. He was a scallop fisherman and Captain for SWEENY'S Fisheries. He served aboard the hospital ship MV Matilda Sea during the Second World War. He also was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 66, West Pubnico. Surviving are his wife, the former Delima SURETTE; son, Daniel (Jamie-Lee), Middle West Pubnico; daughter, Andrea, West Pubnico; brother, Harold, Lower West Pubnico; sister, Flora (Bernard) D'EON, Middle West Pubnico. He was predeceased by brothers, Austin and Joseph; sisters, Genevieve and Myrtle. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday and 9-9:30 a.m. Monday, in West Pubnico Funeral Home, Middle West Pubnico. Funeral service 10 a.m. Monday in St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Middle West Pubnico, Father Edgar Mvubu officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations to West Pubnico Ambulance Service.

2003 Kady Elizabeth "Betty" CANN

died on Saturday, February 8, 2003 Source: The Halifax Herald Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames CANN, CORBETT, JOLLY, LYONS, WINTERS

CANN, Kady Elizabeth "Betty" - formerly of Grove Road, Yarmouth County, died at Friday, Feb. 8 at Nakile Home for Special Care. Born in Sandy Cove, Digby Co., April 22. 1912, she was a daughter of Elizabeth "Lizzie" LYONS (1918) and John Lovitt CANN (1977). She trained as a registered nurse in Yarmouth and in Providence, Rhode Island, graduating in the class of 1934. She worked as a private duty nurse in Yarmouth and also in Montreal, but most of her career was in public service in the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. For many years up to her retirement, she served as night superintendent there. She attended many births. She enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Yarmouth County Historical Society. She was a lifelong member of Wesley United Church and Beacon United Church. She is survived by sisters Lenore WINTERS, Truro; Shirley JOLLY, Amherst; brothers, John "Jack" L. (Violet), Brooklyn; George (Janice), Sarnia, Ont. She was predeceased by her brothers, Hugh Bernely (1996), Malcolm Angus (RCN 1940); brothers-in-law, J.R. WINTERS (1978), D. T. JOLLY (1995). Visitation and funeral, which was Monday, Feb. 11, 2003, both in Sweeny's Funeral Chapel, Yarmouth, Rev. Ray CORBETT officiating. Spring interment in Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery. Donations to Nakile Home for Special Care, Argyle or a charity of choice.

2003 Greta M SWIFT

died on Thursday, February 13, 2003 Source: Halifax newspaper Submitter: Lawrence Finigan Obituary contained surnames DENTON, DICKENSON, KENNEY, MOREHOUSE, SWIFT

SWIFT, Greta M. - 82, Westport, passed away February 13, 2003, in Tideview Terrace. Born in Little River, she was a daughter of the late Cora (MOREHOUSE) and Austin DENTON. She graduated from Norman College, Truro. She taught school in Little River, Mink Cove, Roxville, Tatamagouche, finishing her career in Westport. She was the Passed Grand of the Sunset Rebekah Lodge, Westport. She was a member of Westport Baptist Church. Surviving are sister, Viola (Mrs. Daniel KENNEY Sr.), Westport; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Loran SWIFT; brother, Rodney DENTON. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Sunday, February 23, in Little River Baptist Church, Rev. John DICKENSON officiating. Interment at a later date. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Little River or Westport Baptist Churches or Tideview Terrace, Digby.

2003 Joseph Leon Gaudett

died on Saturday, February 22, 2003 Source: Connecticut Post Newspaper Submitter: Joanne Gaudett Akcer Obituary contained surnames AKCER, GAUDETT, KELLY, LAUFER, LUCIANO, OLEARY, PRETE, SWEENEY, TESLA

GAUDETT Joseph L. "Poppy" GAUDETT Sr., age 76, of Branford, formerly of Waxhaw, N.C., Milford and Bridgeport, died Saturday, February 22, 2003, after a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. GAUDETT was born in Bridgeport, and was a retired police sergeant for the City of Bridgeport. During his career as a Bridgeport Police officer, Mr. GAUDETT worked in the patrol division, the traffic division as a motorcycle officer and a fatal accident investigator, and as a supervisor in the communications division and the tactical squad. He retired in 1980 after 23 years of service. Prior to, and during, his service with the Bridgeport Police Department, Mr. GAUDETT was an auto mechanic by trade, having the uncanny ability to repair an engine to perfect running order while still having parts left over. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II. A champion rudimental snare drummer, Mr. GAUDETT participated in Fife and Drum and Drum and Bugle Corps throughout his life as a performer, instructor, adjudicator and enthusiast. He enjoyed teaching many drum and bugle corps throughout Fairfield County during the 1950 s, 60 s and 70 s and his greatest success was having touched the lives of so many young people. He enjoyed all types of music and had a gift for making "happy sounds" with a variety of musical instruments. He was an avid supporter of the University of North Carolina "Tarheels", and a regular attendee at his family s recitals, shows and sporting events. Mr. GAUDETT was the son of the late Leon J. GAUDETT and the late Agnes D. (OLEARY) GAUDETT and was predeceased by his brothers, Buddy and Thomas; his sister, Mary SWEENEY; and grandson, Donald L. LUCIANO Jr. He is survived by his devoted wife of 48 years Joan (LAUFER) GAUDETT. Mr. GAUDETT is also survived by his five daughters, Judith TESLA of South Carolina, Peggy LUCIANO and her husband, Donald of North Carolina, Joanne AKCER and her husband, Ted of Milford, Janice OLEARY and her husband Tom of North Carolina, Joan Marie GAUDETT of Milford; his son, Joseph L. GAUDETT Jr. and his wife, Diane of Newtown; a loving sister, Rose PRETE and her husband, Frank of Milford. Other loving surviving family members include his grandchildren Tracey (LUCIANO) KELLY, Joseph TESLA, Erin Lee, Tom, and Jeremiah O Leary, Jocelyn and Camryn GAUDETT, Teddy and Christine AKCER; great-grandchildren, Alicia and Nicholas LUCIANO, Robert TESLA, and Sean KELLY; and several nieces and nephews and many dear friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary s Gulf, Street, Milford, on Wednesday, February 26, 2003, at 10 a.m. Interment will be in St. Michael s Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call on Tuesday, February 25, 2003, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the George J. Smith Funeral Home, 135 Broad Street, Milford. Memorials may be made to the Connnecticut Hospice, Branford, CT. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the nurses and staff at the Connecticut Hospice for the loving care they provided. "We love you, Poppy!" Published in the Connecticut Post from 2/23/2003 - 2/24/2003.

2003 Dorothy Melissa (Cook) SMITH

died on Sunday, February 23, 2003 Source: Halifax Daily News Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames CHUTE, COOK, COTTREAU, DENSMORE, GAUDET, HAIGHT, HEARN, JEFFERSON, MCNALLY, MORTON, REPPERT, RICE, SMITH

SMITH (COOK), Dorothy Melissa - 82, Bear River, Digby Co., passed away peacefully February 23, 2003, in Digby General Hospital. Born in Bear River, she was a daughter of the late George and Lillian (JEFFERSON) CHUTE. She was a member of The Bear River United Church, and worked for about 10 years at the former Children's Training Centre, Digby, where she loved working with the disabled children. She is survived by her companion, Glendon HAIGHT; sons, Donald (Barb) COOK, Ontario; Lloyd (Darlene) COOK, Brighton, Digby Co.; daughters, Nancy MCNALLY, Ontario; Patricia RICE, Digby; Dianna HEARN, Alberta; Susan (Frank) MORTON and Debbie COOK, both of Bear River; Beverly (Robert) COTTREAU, Digby; brothers, Lloyd CHUTE and Harold CHUTE, Ontario; Kenneth CHUTE, Yarmouth; 22 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Gordon COOK; second husband, William SMITH; grandson, Donald HEARN; sisters, Marjorie CHUTE, Alma DENSMORE, Myrtle GAUDET. Arrangements entrusted to Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby. Funeral will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday in the United Church, Bear River, Rev. Wade REPPERT officiating. Interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Bear River. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Church of Canada, Bear River. On-line condolences at: jaynes@funeralscanada.com

2003 Harold Ritson LONGMIRE

died on Monday, February 24, 2003 Source: Halifax Daily News Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames FITZGERALD, FOURNIER, GEHUE, LONGMIRE, MCMURCHY, MICHAELS, RICE, SHORTLIFFE

LONGMIRE, Harold Ritson - 80, Bear River, East Annapolis Co., passed away February 24, 2003, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Milford, Annapolis Co., he was a son of the late Ritson Henry and Maude (SHORTLIFFE) LONGMIRE. He was a 25 year veteran of the Canadian Air Force. Surviving are his wife, the former Ruth 'Pat' RICE; daughters, Patricia LONGMIRE, Vancouver, B.C.; Susan MICHAELS, Brampton, Ont.; sons, Thomas, Apple Hill, Ont.; Dennis, Toronto; sister, Elaine GEHUE, Bridgetown, Annapolis Co.; brother, Kendall, Milford, Annapolis Co.; grandchildren, Bree MCMURCHY, Layla MICHAELS, Jordan MICHAELS. He was predeceased by brother, Lee; sister, Leilia. No visitation by request. Funeral service and burial 10 a.m. today in Clementsvale Cemetery, Rev. Warren FITZGERALD and Pastor John FOURNIER officiating. Donations in memory may be made to Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby. On- line condolences may be sent to: jaynes@funeralscanada.com

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