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Digby obituaries for November thru December 2004


2004 Mildred E. DENTON

died on Monday, November 8, 2004 Source: Halifax Herald Limited Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames CARTER, DENTON, DICKINSON, GRAHAM, KELLY

DENTON, Mildred E. - Born November 28, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Nelson and Vera (Trask) Kelly. Mildred passed away November 8, 2004, in Digby General Hospital, Digby. She was predeceased by her husband, Clyde; sisters, Helena Barnes (KELLY); Margaret Jay (KELLY); brothers, Gordon KELLY and Garnet KELLY. She is survived by sons, C. Allen (Cheryl) and Harley, both of Little River, Digby Co.; grandchildren, Jesse, Kaleigh and Rankin, all of North Sydney; sisters, Mabel GRAHAM (James) and Alma KELLY, both of Little River; Vera CARTER, Cambridge, Kings Co. She was a partner with her husband in their business, Clyde A. DENTON Ltd. Fish Processing Plant. There she held the position of Secretary-Treasurer for 27 years. She was a member of the Little River United Baptist Church where she served in many offices, worked with youth groups, Sunday school, Baby Band for over 50 years and a member of the choir. She served as President of the local W.M.S. and two terms as president for the Digby Annapolis Association. She loved to travel which had taken her to Europe, Asia and several parts of the United States and Canada. She was Past Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter, O.E.S. of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, a member of the St. Mary's Chapter No. 35, Digby, a member of Port Royal No. 1, Annapolis Royal, honorary member of Keystone No. 5, Yarmouth, Mayflower No. 2, Kingston, Britannia No. 18, Amherst, Westville No. 24, Westville, Hollywood No. 151, Hollywood, Fla., and of the grand chapters of Kansas, Texas and New Mexico. Her hobbies were knitting, quilting, scrapbooking, swimming, scrabble and cribbage. She leaves behind warm memories with the many people that knew her, she was always willing to give a helping hand - a devoted Christian, Mother, Grandmother and Friend - God has called her home. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, with an Eastern Star service at 7 p.m. Thursday, both in Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday in Little River United Baptist Church, Rev. John DICKINSON officiating. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Little River. A reception will follow at her home in Little River. Donations may be made to the Hillcrest Cemetery Fund, Little River or E.S.T.A.R.L. O.E.S. On-line condolences: 1013@alderwoods.com

2004 Terrance Leroy "Terry" FARRIS

died on Friday, November 12, 2004 Source: The Chronicle Herald, Halifax Submitter: Robert Green Obituary contained surnames FARRIS, FRANCIS, PARKS, SAMSON, STEVENS, TITUS

FARRIS, Terrance Leroy "Terry" - 55, Tiverton, Digby Co., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones, Friday, November 12, 2004, in Kentville. Born on October 29, 1949, in Kentville, he was a son of Ernest Farris, Kentville, and the late Dorothy (Francis) Farris. He had been employed with D.B. Kenney Fisheries, Westport, Digby Co., for the past eight years. He spent 12 years in the Royal Canadian Navy and served on the HMCS Fraser, the Algonquin and the Protector. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 92, Freeport, Digby Co. and a member of the Digby Volunteer Fire Department for many years. Terry was known to his buddies as "Buzzard" and will always be remembered for his great sense of humour. He is survived by his partner, Janet Titus, Tiverton; children, Christina Farris, Pictou, Pictou Co.; Terry (Karen) Farris, Digby; Janet's children, Tiffany and Morgan, Tiverton; sisters, Carol Ann (Joseph) Samson, Kentville; Linda (William) Stevens, Foxbrook, Pictou Co.; Valerie Farris, Kentville; Theresa (Alfred) Parks, Centreville, Kings Co.; brother, David (Susan), Coldbrook, Kings Co; Seven Grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, November 14, in the W. C. Hiltz/White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 15, in Bethany Memorial Baptist Church, Aldershot, Kings Co., Pastor Thelma McLeod officiating. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory may be made to Annapolis Valley Victorian Order of Nurses or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to W. C. Hiltz/White Family Funeral Home, Kentville

2004 Edward Lloyd FROTTEN

died on Friday, November 12, 2004 Source: The Chronicle Herald, Halifax Submitter: Robert Green Obituary contained surnames FROTTEN, MAILLETT, MOUILASON, NICKERSON

SURETTE, FROTTEN, Edward Lloyd - 67, Meteghan, Digby Co., passed away peacefully on Friday, November 12, 2004, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born October 13, 1937 in South Quinan, Yarmouth Co., he was a son of the late Réné and Florence (FROTTEN) FROTTEN. He was currently employed as a stationary engineer with Comeau Lumber in Meteghan. Lloyd was an avid hunter and a great outdoorsman. Surviving are his wife, Ida V. (SURETTE) Frotten; sons, Gary (Lynn), Calgary; Randall (Lisa), Springdale; grandchildren, Alex and Sophie; sisters, Angie MOUILASON and Priscilla (Eddie) MAILLETT, both of Ontario; Eunice (Herman) NICKERSON, Yarmouth. The family will receive visitors from 7-9 p.m. today in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Yarmouth, with prayers at 8 p.m. where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 16, Rev. A.D. "Bill" Newell and Father John MacPherson will officiate. Interment will follow in Saint Agnes Parish Cemetery, Quinan. It has been requested that there be family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be sent to: huskilson@ns.sympatico.ca

2004 M. Therese DOUCET

died on Saturday, November 13, 2004 Source: The Chronicle Herald, Halifax Submitter: Robert Green Obituary contained surnames AMERO, BLINN, COMEAU, DOUCET, LEBLANC, SNOWDON, THERAULT

DOUCET, M. Therese - 78, Belliveau's Cove, passed away November 13, 2004, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Belliveau's Cove, she was a daughter of the late Leo and Delmia (THERAULT) BLINN. A veteran of the Second World War, Therese served in the Canadian Women's Army Corps. Therese enjoyed life, her family, camping in the summer and playing cards. Although she was ill, the past two years were precious, she was able to live in her home, surrounded by her family who dearly loved her. She is survived by daughters, Louise (Stewart) AMERO, Plympton; Juliette (Brian) COMEAU, Belliveau's Cove; Janette (Dawne) DOUCET, Aylesford; sons, Gerard (Mary) Doucet, St. Bernard; Antoinne (Tammy) Doucet, Belliveau's Cove; David (Cindy) Doucet, Yarmouth; brother, Bernard (Margaret) Blinn; sister, Anna LeBLANC; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her spouse, Artidore; grandson, Paul Amero; sister, Margaret SNOWDON; brothers, Gus, Benoit, Louis, and Albert. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church, Pere Belliveau officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Jayne's Funeral Home, Weymouth.

2004 Phyllis Edith RITCHIE-JEFFERSO

died on Tuesday, November 16, 2004 Source: Chronicle Herald, Halifax Submitter: Robert Green Obituary contained surnames ISLES, JEFFERSON, RITCHIE, THOMAS

RITCHIE-JEFFERSON, Phyllis Edith - 84, Smith's Cove, Digby Co., passed away November 16, 2004, in Tideview Terrace, Digby. Born in Bear River, she was a daughter of the late Guy and Hildred (ISLES) THOMAS. She was a member of Smith's Cove Baptist Church for many years. She was a member of Smith's Cove Society of Friends and was co-owner of Smith's Cove Tent and Trailer Park. She is survived by sons, Harold (Shirley), Digby, and Thomas (Pat), Calgary, Alta.; grandchildren, Paul, John, Lisa, Janice, Tim and Becky; great-grandchildren, Liane, John Jr., Jason, Allison, Danielle, Justin, Amber and Ryan; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Thomas RITCHIE, and her second husband, Joseph JEFFERSON; brothers, Earl and Lester; grandson, Allan. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, funeral service at 2 p.m. Friday, both in Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby, Rev. Paul Inman officiating. Cremation to follow service. Committal service to be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or Smith's Cove Baptist Church.

2004 Mispah Evelyn "Mid" MacINNIS

died on Friday, November 19, 2004 Source: Chronicle Herald, Halifax Submitter: Robert Green Obituary contained surnames BAXTER, CROUSE, FARLIC, HALE, MACINNES, MACINNIS, SILVER, WINCHESTER

MacINNIS, Mispah Evelyn "Mid" - 87, Berwick/Digby, passed away on November 19, 2004, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Digby, she was a daughter of the late George and Annie (CROUSE) BAXTER. She spent 14 years of her life living in Berkeley, Calif., returning to Digby in 1975. She worked at Tideview Terrace in Digby for seven years before retiring to New Minas. She is survived by her son, George (Helen) MacINNIS, Corbeil, Ont.; daughter, Betty WINCHESTER, Coldbrook; grandchildren, Tom (Jennie) MACINNIS, North Bay, Ont.; Sandi WINCHESTER, Woodville; Ron (Bride) WINCHESTER, Cambridge; Cathy (Scott) HALE, Black Rock; great-grandchildren, Russel MACINNIS, North Bay, Ont.; Devon, Tyler and Cole WINCHESTER, and Alli, Caley, Lilly and Alana HALE. She is also survived by her very special family, Peggy and Eric SILVER, and the girls, Berwick, who have given such special care to her. She was predeceased by her husband, Tom MACINNIS; son, Tommy MACINNIS; brothers, Harry, George and Arthur Baxter; sister, Kathleen FARLIC. The remains have been cremated. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 23, at 2 p.m. in Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby, with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Digby, Rev. Donald Robertson officiating. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Valley Regional Hospital or Valley Victorian Order of Nurses.

2004 Eva Elsie LEWIS

died on Sunday, November 21, 2004 Source: Halifax Herald Limited Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames BARSTEAD, BLENIS, COSMAN, FULTON, LENT, LEWIS, MULLEN, SABEAN, SABINE, THOMAS

LEWIS, Eva Elsie - Villa St. Joseph, Dayton, Yarmouth Co., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 21, 2004, at the age of 91. She was born in New Tusket, a daughter of the late Harold and Nina (MULLEN) SABINE. During her early years she resided in Riverdale and Danvers, Digby Co., Halifax and Weymouth. She worked at the Grace Maternity Hospital for a number of years and Victoria General Hospital as a C.N.A. She was gracious to all and a loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by brother, Dr. Burgess SABEAN (Jean), Halifax; daughters, Betty (Lowell) BARSTEAD, Crystal Beach, Ont.; Ruth (Vaughn) LENT, Hassetts, Digby Co.; sons, E. Waldon (Viola) LEWIS, Enfield, Hants Co.; H. Budd (Joan) LEWIS, Windsor, Hants Co.; 15 grandchildren; 28 great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Ellery W. Sr.; son, Brian G.; brother, Leigh SABINE; sisters, Phoebe FULTON and Dorothy COSMAN. She was a lifelong member of Havelock Wesleyan Church, Havelock, Digby Co., where her funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, November 26, Rev. Reg THOMAS and Rev. Tim O'BLENIS officiating. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Jayne's Funeral Home, Weymouth North. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Havelock Wesleyan Church or Gideon Bibles. On-line condolences to: 1013@alderwoods.com

2004 Gerard J Comeau

died on Monday, November 22, 2004 Source: Halifax Chronicle Herald Submitter: COMEAU Obituary contained surnames BELLIVEAU, COMEAU, MAILLET, THIVIERGE

COMEAU, J. Gerard 83. It is with deep regret the family announces the passing of their beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather on November 20, 2004, in Villa Acadienne, Meteghan, formerly of Mavillette. He was born in Meteghan and was a son of the late Alphee and Anna (THIVIERGE) COMEAU. He served in the Canadian Army. He is survived by his children, Richard(Congetta),St. Alphonse;Anna Mae(Bobby),Cape St.Mary;Leo(Cathy) ;Julien(Sahron),Halifax;grandchildren, Maureen, Dale, Lorena, Brian, Dwayne, Steven, Maryann, Charles, Melissa; great-grandchildren,Ryan, Rayanne, Taylor, Hunter, Summer, and Kelsie;sister, Therese, Cape St.Mary; brother, Elie,Chatham,Ont; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Genevieve (BELLIVEAU); son, George and daughter inlaw Mary; sister,Cecile;brothers,Louis,Denys,Cyril, and Alphonse. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Meteghan funeral home service Ltd. Funeral service will be held today at 2pm in St.Vincent de Paul Church, Salmon River, Rev. Albeni d'Entremont officiating. Legion service to follow mass. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may bne made to a charity of your choice.

2004 Clayton Marshall LONG

died on Tuesday, November 23, 2004 Source: Cronicle Herald, Halifax Submitter: Robert Green Obituary contained surnames BERRY, HALL, HANKE, LADUKE, LONG, NICHOLS, PERKINS, SELIG, STRATTON

LONG, Clayton Marshall - 90, Deep Brook, Annapolis Co., passed away November 22, 2004, in Digby General Hospital. Born September 3, 1914 in Deep Brook, Annapolis Co., he was a son of the late Reginald and Harriett (PERKINS) LONG. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was a carpenter employed with CFB Cornwallis for 28 years where he was well-known for his expertise in carpentry. Clayton built several boats used for trout fishing. He had many hobbies which included photography, fishing and playing cards. Clayton enjoyed traveling, especially with his family to different parts of Canada. He was a wonderful father and grandfather and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by son, Murray, Halifax; daughters, Elizabeth (Wayne) HALL, Porter's Lake, Digby Co.; and Judith (Dan) NICHOLS, Calgary, Alta.; grandchildren, Sherri SELIG, Bridgewater; Todd HALL, Halifax; Gregory HALL, Bear River; David LONG, Dartmouth; Joel LONG, Ottawa, Ont.; Robert BERRY and Kelly HANKE, both of British Columbia; Teresa STRATTON and Leah LADUKE, both of Alberta; eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by wife, Gertrude (SELIG); brother, Gordon. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today in Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby, where funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Rev. Randy Legassie officiating. Interment in Clementsvale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.

2004 Mona Patricia "Pat" SPEICHTS

died on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 Source: Halifax Herald Limited Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames RODGERS, SIMPSON, SOPER, SPEICHTS

SPEICHTS, Mona Patricia "Pat" - Digby, passed away November 24, 2004, in Digby General Hospital. Born April 5, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Cecil and Ida May (SOPER) SIMPSON. She is survived by sons, Gary (Julie), Wayne (Marilyn), Brian (Jacquie), all of Kingston, Ont.; Randy (Cathy), Digby; Roddy (Brenda), Acaciaville, Digby Co.; sister, Nancy (Robert) RODGERS, London, Ont.; 11 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by her husband, Carl; daughters, Brenda, Linda, and Olive; grandson, Dwaine. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday in Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St. Digby, where funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Digby. Donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

2004 Reginald Arthur Vivian "Reg" G

died on Monday, November 29, 2004 Source: Chronicle Herald, Halifax Submitter: Robert Green Obituary contained surnames CARTER, DENTON, GAUDETT, MATTHEWS, RAWDING, RUTKOWSKI, SHERMAN, STANTON

GAUDETT, Reginald Arthur Vivian "Reg" - 79, Digby, passed away November 29, 2004, in Digby General Hospital, Digby. Born in Black's Harbour, N.B., he was a son of the late Thomas and Evelyn (STANTON) GAUDETT. Reg was a veteran of the Second World War and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 20. Reg was a socially active person who enjoyed attending the Clare Social Club and the Digby East Fish and Game. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing. He is survived by his wife, Margaret (CARTER); son, Reginald Jr. "Reg", Digby; daughters, Sarah (Tom) SHERMAN, Digby; and Vanessa RUTKOWSKI, Digby; sister, Gloria (Wayne) MATTHEWS; grandchildren, Kevin (Michelle) RAWDING, Dylan THOMAS (Jennifer) Gaudett, Angela DENTON, David Jonathon Gaudett, Kathryn Sherman, Adam, Jessica, and Rachael; great-granddaughter, Danielle Denton. He was predeceased by daughter, Vivian Rawding; brother, Clarence; sisters, Syliva, Pauline and Gloria. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., where a Legion tribute service and funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 1. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Digby. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

2004 John Richard MORRELL

died on Monday, November 29, 2004 Source: Chronicle Herald, Halifax Submitter: Robert Green Obituary contained surnames BAHN, DOUMONOFF, DUTCHAK, GERKE, MACDONALD, MCRAE, MELANSON, MORRELL, TOBI, WOLLEGE

MORRELL, John Richard - 60, Golden, B.C., passed away November 29, 2004, at his residence in Bear River. Born in North Range, Digby Co., he was a son of the late Marie Agnes MELANSON and Carl MORRELL. He is survived by wife, Josephine MORRELL, Bear River; son, Laurie, Chemainus, B.C.; stepson, Robert MORRELL, Cranbrook, B.C.; stepdaughters, Shirrill AL-TOBI, Leamington, Ont.; Heather BAHN, Field, B.C.; brothers, Nelson, Ingomar; Terrance, Bear River; sisters, Irene DUTCHAK, Carolyn GERKE, Linda McRAE, Debbie WOLLEGE; Christine Buck, Cranbrook, B.C.; Joan MacDONALD, Creston, B.C.; Judy,DOUMONOFF, Toronto, Ont.; nine grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Laurie, Christopher, Alfred, Carl Jr. Funeral to be held in St. Theresa, Marshalltown, Digby Co., Tuesday, December 7, at 10 a.m.

2004 Robert John ISLES

died on Tuesday, November 30, 2004 Source: Chronicle Herald, Halifax Submitter: Robert Green Obituary contained surnames BUCKLER, CLAES, DENTON, ELWOOD, GORDON, ISLES, MORGAN, ROBICHEAU, WILES

ISLES, Robert John - 78, Bear River, Digby Co., passed away November 30, 2004, in Annapolis Community Health Centre, Annapolis Royal. Born on the 24th day of July, 1926, in Bear River, he was a son of the late Arthur "Max" and Mary "Myrtle" (CLAES) ISLES. He retired from CFB Cornwallis after 28 years of service as a fire fighter. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Dorothy L. (BUCKLER); sons, Wayne (Linda), Clementsport; Larry (Debra), Chatham, N.B.; Perry (Daria) and Randall (Judy), both of Bear River; daughter, Carol (Brian) DENTON, Whitby, Ont.; grandchildren, Aleisha, Ashley and Brittany DENTON, Whitby, Ont.; Melanie and Jacqueline ISLES, Chatham, N.B.; Kaylynn ISLES, Bear River; stepgranddaughter, Tara WILES, Bear River; great-granddaughter, Avery ROBICHEAU, Chatham, N.B.; step great-grandson, Jesse WILES, Bear River; brothers, Arthur (Megan) and Fred (Judy), both of Bear River; Kenneth (Barb), Mount Uniacke; sisters, Myrtle GORDON, Bear River; Edna (Wayne) MORGAN, Belleisle; Nancy (Bill) ELWOOD, Hubbards. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Harold, Clarence and Boyd; sister, Margaret; brother-in-law, John Gordon. Cremation has taken place and by personal request there will be no visitation or funeral service. A private burial was held on Saturday, December 4. Arrangements are entrusted to Serenity Cremation & Funeral Specialists Inc., PO Box 239, Port Williams, NS B0P 1T0. Cards of sympathy may be sent to this address or via e-mail at: serenityfuneral@ns.sympatico.ca

2004 James William "Bill" PYLE

died on Wednesday, December 1, 2004 Source: Chronicle Herald, Halifax Submitter: Robert Green Obituary contained surnames ANDERSON, HARDING, HICKS, HONG, LEES, LEOPOLD, PYLE, SARTY, SCHERING, WEST

PYLE, James William "Bill" - 67, Brighton, Digby Co., died peacefully in the VG Site, QEII, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Boylston, Guysborough Co., Bill was the only son of the late Howard and Mabel (LEES) PYLE. A career educator, Bill was a graduate of Nova Scotia Teachers College and Acadia University and served as a teacher in Halifax, Yarmouth, and Toronto, and as a principal in Shubenacadie, Truro, and Victoria Island, Cambridge Bay, N.W.T. His service as an administrator continued as Divisional Inspector of Schools for Digby-Annapolis, and, prior to his retirement in 1992, as Superintendent of Schools for the Digby District School Board. As an educator he was an active member of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union and School Administrators Association. He was also a councilor for the town of Truro where he served on numerous Boards of Directors. He was a lifelong active member of the Progressive Conservative Party and received the President's Award in 2000. He was a captain in the Supplementary Reserve of the Canadian Forces, and was a member of the Royal Western Nova Scotia Yacht Club, Eastern Light Lodge No. 72, A.F. & A.M., and a member of the Board of Directors for the Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Foundation and the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation. He loved sailing and writing, and was a Formula 1 and football fan. He adored his family, delighted in his grandchildren, and valued the discourse and company of his friends. Bill will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his partner, Ruth SCHERING-HONG; son, Kevin (Denise), Truro; daughter, Ellen Louise (David) HICKS, Sackville, N.B.; grandchildren, Ben, Katie, Shelby, and Ethan; sisters, Edith (Robert) ANDERSON, Elsa (Ron) WEST, Pearl (Alan) SARTY, all of Sherbrooke, and Edna (Robert) LEOPOLD, Toronto, as well as many nieces and nephews, other family members and friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 4, at Trinity Anglican Church, Queen Street, Digby, at 2 p.m., Rev. Thomas Vaughan officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Cremation has taken place, and at a later date the ashes will be scattered on the Milford Haven River which runs through Boylston. Memorial donations or gestures may be made according to the wishes of the donor. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses, and support staffs of the Digby General, Valley Regional, and QEII hospitals, as well as Dr. Roy HARDING, family physician, for the tremendous care Bill received during his illness. Special thanks to Sheila, Jason, Susan, and Mary of 6A.

2004 David Wayne JEFFERSON

died on Thursday, December 2, 2004 Source: Chronicle Herald, Halifax Submitter: Robert Green Obituary contained surnames JEFFERSON, NEWCOMB, RUTKOWSKI, WOOD

JEFFERSON, David Wayne "Cannonball" - 58, Morganville, Digby Co., passed away December 2, 2004, in Digby General Hospital. Born in Digby, he was the son of Geraldine WOOD and the late George NEWCOMB. David worked for O&M Trucking Ltd., as a truck driver. Surviving are his wife, Christina RUTKOWSKI; daughter, Kim JEFFERSON, Digby; son, David Wayne JEFFERSON Jr., Mount Uniacke; stepson, Joey, Morganville; grandchildren, Cynthia JEFFERSON and Slade JEFFERSON; nieces and nephews, Adam, Jessie, Rachael, Vanessa and Opal. Visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby, where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 7, Father Keith Billard officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Digby. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of choice.

2004 Donald Frederick GLAVIN

died on Sunday, December 5, 2004 Source: Chronicle Herald, Halifax Submitter: Robert Green Obituary contained surnames CHRISTENSON, GLAVIN, OUTHOUSE, YOUNG

GLAVIN, Donald Frederick - 78, Westport, Digby Co., passed away December 5, 2004, in Digby. Born in Westport, Digby Co., he was a son of the late William and Irene (OUTHOUSE) GLAVIN. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 26 years and had been employed with DB Kenney Fisheries. He was a former Deputy Zone Commander and Zone Commander for the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 92, Freeport. He was a past Commissionaire for the village of Westport. Donald was very involved in his community; he enjoyed helping seniors and playing cribbage. He was a member of the Westport Baptist Church. He enjoyed gardening and took great pride in the appearance of his yard. He is survived by his loving wife, Carol (YOUNG); daughter, Wanda (Stewart) CHRISTENSON, Ontario; son, Donald (Kim), British Columbia; stepchildren, Lori, Lisa, Dean, Jerry, and Alvin; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Herman, Hantford, Merrill, Lawrence, and Weldon; sisters, Alva and May. No visitation. Funeral service 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Westport Baptist Church, Rev. Archie Leach and Lou Outhouse officiating. Interment in Hilltop Cemetery, Westport. Donations can be made to Westport Baptist Church or Westport Church of Christ. Arrangements entrusted to Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby.

2004 Hilda Mae BREMNER

died on Thursday, December 9, 2004 Source: Chronicle Herald, Halifax Submitter: Robert Green Obituary contained surnames ARNETT, BARNES, BREMNER, HAYNES, HUDSON, MACGREGOR, MILBURY, RING, SMITH, TANNER, VANTASSELL, WHITE

BREMNER, Hilda Mae - 96, Digby, passed away December 9, 2004, in Tideview Terrace, Digby. Born in 1908, she was the oldest daughter of the late Walter and Alice (HAYNES) BARNES (Mount Pleasant). She is survived by daughters, Joyce SMITH, Ottawa; Charlotte (Jeffery) WHITE, Digby; Marjorie (LeRoy) HUDSON, Parker's Cove, Annapolis Co.; Elva (Lovett) VanTASSELL, Cornwallis; Erma Peck, Digby; sisters, Beatrice MacGREGOR and Bertha TANNER, both of Annapolis County. She was a loving grandmother of 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Clyde; son, Carl; sisters, Blanche BARNETT, Mildred MILBURY and Eileen RING. She was a nurse for years on special cases at home, then at Digby General Hospital for 30 years in maternity and at Annapolis Hospital. She was active in Red Cross, Tideview Terrace Auxiliary, Seniors Horizon Club and Rebecca Lodge E G Club. She loved bingo, gardening and was always ready to help one in need. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday in Grace United Church, Digby, followed by a reception in the church hall, Padre Earl G. Leslie officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Digby. Family flowers only. Donations in memory can be made to a charity of your choice.

2004 Olive Mabel HAYDEN

died on Friday, December 10, 2004 Source: Chronicle Herald, Halifax Submitter: Robert Green Obituary contained surnames BUCKLER, HAYDEN, RICE, STONE, TRIMPER, WAGNER, WHITE

HAYDEN, Olive Mabel - 86, Digby, passed away December 10, 2004, in Annapolis Community Health Centre. Born in Victory, Annapolis Co., she was a daughter of the late Harold and Ethel (BUCKLER) TRIMPER. Olive and her husband, Halton, were caretakers of the Poor Farm in Marshalltown for eight years. When she was employed with the Pines, she was voted Queen of the Pines. She will be very sadly missed by everyone she met. She was more than willing to help anyone in need. She was well- known as the bear lady. She is survived by sons, Lawrence (Peggy), Berwick; Donald (Evelyn), Rossway; James (Charlotte), Kingston; grandchildren, Sheri (Blayne) WAGNER, Dartmouth; Gwen (John) STONE, Whites Lake, Halifax Co.; Craig HAYDEN, Rossway; Andrea HAYDEN, Kingston; four great-grandchildren; sister, Mary WHITE; brothers, Lewis TRIMPER, Donald Trimper, Willis Trimper, Wilbur Trimper and Dennis Trimper; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Halton; sister, Helen RICE; brothers, Clyde, Lawrence and Shirley. No visitation by request. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby, Rev. Warren Fitzgerald and Mr. Roger Trimper officiating. Interment in the Clementsvale Baptist Cemetery. Donations in memory can be made to a charity of your choice. On-line condolences to: 1013@alderwoods.com

2004 Margaret Catherine MacDONALD

died on Wednesday, December 15, 2004 Source: Chronicle Herald, Halifax Submitter: Robert Green Obituary contained surnames FRANKLIN, FRASER, MACDONALD, THOMPSON, WEIR

MacDONALD, Margaret Catherine - 86, Mountain Lea Lodge, Bridgetown, formerly of Freeport, Digby Co., passed away December 15, 2004, in Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Berwick, she was a daughter of the late Dr. Andrew and Margaret (THOMPSON) WEIR. Margaret was a member of the Freeport Baptist Church. She studied at Montreal General Hospital where she became a Registered Nurse. After retiring Margaret passed on her love for music by teaching piano. Surviving are her husband, Donald MAcDONALD, Forrest Glen; daughter, Dr. Marilyn MacDONALD, Langley, B.C.; son, Randy MacDONALD, Truro; brother, Dr. Donald WEIR, Dartmouth; grandchildren, John MacDONALD and Katherine MacDONALD; great-grandson, Brennan FRASER. She was predeceased by son, Gary; brothers, Dr. Andrew Weir, Dr. Edward WEIR; sister, Mrs. Jean FRANKLIN; stepmother, Bessie WEIR. Visitation will be from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday in Freeport Baptist Church, Freeport, Digby Co., and where the funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. Cremation to follow. Interment in Brookside Cemetery, Freeport, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to War Amps. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby.

2004 Joyce Georgena DUNN

died on Friday, December 17, 2004 Source: Chronicle Herald, Halifax Submitter: Robert Green Obituary contained surnames BENSON, DIMMEL, DUNN

DUNN (BENSON), Joyce Georgena - 73, passed away peacefully on December 17, 2004, in Tideview Terrace, Digby. Joyce is survived by her loving and devoted family - her husband, James, and sons, Larry (Lorraine), Terry, both of Calgary, and Brian, Shelburne; daughter, Carole, Landsdowne; granddaughter, Cicley; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was the only child of the late George an Ethel (DIMMEL) BENSON formerly of Bear River. Joyce had a love for music and was a member of two church choirs and up until two years ago sang with Bel Canto Singers. Visitation will be held Sunday, December 19, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Jayne's Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Monday, December 20, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Jayne's Funeral Home, Rev. Paul Inman will be officiating. She will be laid to rest in Mount Hope Cemetery, Bear River. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Arthritis Society, Nova Scotia Division or ALS Society of Nova Scotia, 7071 Bayers Rd., Halifax.

2004 Richard Bernard DONNELLY

died on Friday, December 17, 2004 Source: Chronicle Herald, Halifax Submitter: Robert Green Obituary contained surnames BROWN, CAMPBELL, COMEAU, DONNELLY, HAYNES, WAGNER, WALTERS

DONNELLY, Richard Bernard - 70, Digby, passed away December 17, 2004, in Digby General Hospital. Born in Digby, he was a son of the late J. Bernard and Dora (CAMPBELL) DONNELLY. He is survived by his companion, Elizabeth HAYNES, Tideview Terrace, Digby, and her children, Susan, Chris and Keith HAYNES, and Nancy WAGNER, and grandchildren; brothers, Lloyd, Vancouver, B.C.; Ronald (Joan), Digby; sisters, Ruth WALTERS, Spryfield; Shirley COMEAU, Hamilton, Ont.; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Ruby BROWN. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby. There will be no service by request. Burial of ashes will take place at a later date.

2004 Eleanor Ellison GIBSON

died on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 Source: Chronicle Herald, Halifax Submitter: Robert Green Obituary contained surnames GIBSON, GREENLAW, LEWIS, LYMAN, MARSHALL, SABEAN, WADE, WILKINS

GIBSON, Eleanor Ellison - 81, Digby, passed away December 21, 2004, in Digby General Hospital, after a period of failing health. Born in Port Lorne, Annapolis Co., on September 23, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Anciel and Jennie (LEWIS) WILKINS. She was a member and Sunday school teacher of Mount Rose Church. She worked in lumber camps as a cook, at Nova Scotia Light and Power, and Tupper Warne's. She is survived by sons, Phillip GREENLAW (Kay), Saint John, N.B.; Paul GREENLAW (Faye), Brighton; daughter, Louise WADE (Stephen), Port Lorne, Annapolis Co.; sister, Mary LYMAN, Brockton, Mass.; brother, Anciel WILKINS,, Digby; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husbands, Clarence GREENLAW and Jimmy GIBSON; son, Irving GREENLAW; brothers, Elton WILKINS, Raleigh WILKINS, Carroll WILKINS and Carman WILKINS; sisters, Muriel MARSHALL and Bessie SABEAN. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today in Jayne's Funeral Home, from where the funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Rev. Donald Robertson officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Digby. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice

2004 Ronald James AMERO

died on Friday, December 24, 2004 Source: Chronicle Herald, Halifax Submitter: Robert Green Obituary contained surnames AMERO, COMEAU, FANCY, MELANSON, MURPHY, SANFORD, SMITH

AMERO, Ronald James - 71, Marshalltown, Digby Co., passed away December 24, 2004, in Digby General Hospital. Born in Marshalltown, he was a son of the late Florence COMEAU-SMITH. Ronald was a member of St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church, Marshalltown. He worked in the fishing industry for many years before retiring. Ronald enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Lucy (MELANSON); daughter, Debby (Gary) MURPHY, Culloden, Digby Co.; sons, Donald (Susan), Seabrook, Digby Co.; Jeffery, Marshalltown; Joseph (Angela), Parkers Cove, Annapolis Co.; John (Janice), North Range, Digby Co.; brothers, Donald, Hillgrove; Fred SMITH, Digby; sisters, Beatrice SANFORD, Bridgewater; Margie (Basil) FANCY, Brookfield, Queens Co.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Eddie and Roy; sister, Roselyn MELANSON. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today with prayers at 8 p.m. in Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby. Funeral service 10 a.m. Monday in St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church, Marshalltown. Interment in Madonna Cemetery, Marshalltown. Donations may be made to Madonna Cemetery Fund

2004 Sheila Mildred LOMBARD

died on Monday, December 27, 2004 Source: Chronicle Herald, Halifax Submitter: Robert Green Obituary contained surnames DAKIN, DOUCET, ENTREMONT, LOMBARD, MARSHALL, PRIME, TITUS

LOMBARD, Shelia Mildred - 62, Seabrook, formally of Centreville, Digby Co., passed away December 27, 2004, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Digby, she was a daughter of the late Harley and Ida (PRIME) DAKIN. Shelia was a devoted wife, and a loving mother and grandmother. She was a loving person to all. Surviving are her husband, Arnold; children, David Lombard, Centreville; Judy TITUS, Big Valley, Alta.; Ricky Lombard, Digby; Shelly-Lynn D'ENTREMONT, Yarmouth; Robert Lombard, Digby; Robin Newell, Barrington Passage; sisters, Lorraine MARSHALL, South Range; Winona DOUCET, New Edinburgh; brothers, Edsel DAKIN, Burlington, Ont.; Milton DAKIN, Bowmansville, Ont.; 11 granddaughters, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by children, Mark LOMBARD and Joyce LOMBARD; sister, Verna DAKIN. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday in Digby Baptist Church, Rev. Donald Robertson officiating. Interment in Lake Midway Cemetery. Donations may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.

2004 Marguerite CROFT

died on Monday, December 27, 2004 Source: Chronicle Herald, Halifax Submitter: Robert Green Obituary contained surnames CROFT

CROFT, Marguerite - Tideview Terrace, Digby, passed away on December 27, 2004, at the age of 88. She was the last surviving member of her family. She was born in Grimsby, England. She and her husband, Jack, immigrated to Canada and they were well-known in the catering business in Nova Scotia. They were involved in restaurant businesses in Kentville and Canning. They were associated with the Blomidon Inn, Wolfville, the Champlain Hotel, Digby, the Carleton Hotel dining room, Halifax, and the Sword and Anchor Inn, Chester. Marguerite was predeceased by her husband, Jack. She is survived by her only son, Peter (Marion), Digby. Cremation has taken place. A private funeral service will be held at a later date. Donations in memory may be made to the Tideview Terrace or Digby County Hospice Society. Arrangements are entrusted to Jayne Funeral Home.

2004 Gregory Dale Stark

died on Monday, December 27, 2004 Source: Chronicle Herald, Halifax Submitter: Robert Green Obituary contained surnames CROCKER, GLAVIN, GRAHAM, LARGE, PATTERSON, STARK, THURBER, TITUS

STARK, Gregory Dale - 56, Freeport, Digby Co., died December 27, 2004, in Digby General Hospital. Born in Digby, he was a son of the late Clyde and Viola (PATTERSON) STARK. He was a member of Westport Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, the former Margaret (THURBER) GLAVIN; daughters, Alana (Derek) GRAHAM, Nicole STARK (Aaron TITUS), both of Westport; son, Clyde (Karla), Westport; stepson, Craig (Kathleen) GLAVIN, Weymouth, Digby Co.; stepdaughter, Katherine (Donald) LARGE, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; sisters, Bonnie TITUS, Waterville, Kings Co.; Patsy CROCKER, North Range, Digby Co.; brother, Rodney (Leta) STARK, Freeport; 13 grandchildren. Visitation today and Friday in Westport Church of Christ, where funeral service will be on Saturday at 2 p.m., Mr. Craig Glavin and Mr. Lou Outhouse will officiate, with burial in Brookside Cemetery, Freeport. Donations in memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Westport Church of Christ. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby. On-line condolences to: 1013@alderwoods.com

2004 Jean GOSSON

died on Tuesday, December 28, 2004 Source: Chronicle Herald, Halifax Submitter: Robert Green Obituary contained surnames ANDREWS, BATEMAN, GOSSON, LAFFERTY, WOODS

GOSSON, Jean - Digby, in her 87th year, passed away on December 28, 2004, in Digby General Hospital. Jean was born in Stirlingshire, Scotland, and was a beloved daughter of the late James and Mary LAFFERTY. Jean and her late husband were both faithful members of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Digby. She is survived by her sister, Anne (Mrs. William BATEMAN), Barrie, Ont.; brother, James (Ena), Mabole, Scotland; many close friends. Jean was predeceased by her beloved husband, Howard; brothers, Archie, Lawrence and Henry; sisters, Margaret, Catherine and Alice. She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews and her one goddaughter, Teresa ANDREWS (WOODS). Visitation and prayers 8-9 p.m. today in Jayne's Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, December 31, in St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Digby, Father Keith Billard officiating. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Plympton. On-line condolences to: 1013@alderwoods.com

2004 Dr. Nuri BIRSEL

died on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 Source: Chronicle Herald, Halifax Submitter: Robert Green Obituary contained surnames BIRSEL

BIRSEL, Dr. Nuri - Digby, died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on December 29, 2004, at the age of 80. He was born in Izmir, Turkey, in 1924 and completed his medical degree at the University of Istanbul in 1947. He did his military service as a doctor on the Turkish-Bulgarian border. He moved to Britain in 1949 to do post-graduate medical studies and completed his British medical degrees (L.R.C.P., L.R.C.S. Edin. 1956. L.R.F.P. and S. Glasg. 1956). He worked at various London teaching hospitals until he moved to Canada with his family in 1965. He took up practice at Freeport, Long Island, for one year and then moved to Digby where he practiced for the next 36 years until he was forced to retire, in 2002, after an accident. He was a keen sailor and spent many summer days in his boat on the Annapolis Basin. He is survived by his wife, Olive; his children, Sezen, Marcus, Robert and Kate; grandchildren, Emma, Alex and Julia; older brother, Macit BIRSEL, Izmir, Turkey. Visitation in Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby, on Monday, January 3, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Following private cremation, funeral service to be held in the Anglican Church, Digby, on Saturday, January 8, at 2 p.m. No flowers please at the request of the family. Donations may be made in his memory to Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders, Toronto, Canada).

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