Digby County, Nova Scotia Obituary Index


Digby Genweb Digby Researchers Census Parish Records Births Marriages Cemeteries Obituary Index Scenes from the Past Links & Resources

 

Digby obituaries for March 2008


2008 Melbourne M. BOUDREAU

died on Monday, March 3, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames BOUDREAU, FOURNIER, FRAPPIER, LEBLANC, MAILLET, SIMON, THOMPSON

BOUDREAU, Melbourne M. - 91, LaVilla Acadienne, Meteghan, formerly of Church Point, died March 1, 2008, in the villa. Born in Church Point, he was a son of the late Marius and Madeleine (MAILLET) BOUDREAU. Surviving are stepson, William (Bonnie) LeBLANC, Digby; stepdaughters, Irene LeBLANC, Church Point, Rose Marie (Adolphe) SIMON, Halifax; sisters, Loretta THOMPSON, Sudbury, Ont.; Arsena FOURNIER, Perth Andover, N.B.; Bertha (Marcel) FRAPPIER, Meteghan River; sister-in-law, Angela BOUDREAU, Church Point; six stepgrandchildren; three step great- grandchildren; many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Josephine; brother, Alfred; sisters, Laura and Flora. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Church, Church Point, Rev. Paul Belliveau officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, La Villa Acadienne Charitable Foundation or a charity of your choice.

2008 James SAULNIER

died on Monday, March 3, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames DOUCETTE, MURPHY, SAULNIER

SAULNIER, James - 73, Villa Acadienne, Meteghan, passed away March 2, 2008 in the Villa. Born in Yarmouth he was a son of the late Howard Aulenback and the late Catryn SAULNIER. He is survived by his son, Gary, St. Alphonse; daughter, Anne Marie (Clarence) DOUCETTE, New Edinburgh; sister, Joyce (Gerard) MURPHY, Mader's Cove; and grandchild, Colin. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Alphonse Church with Rev. Albeni d'Entremont officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery.

2008 Blanche Irene THURBER

died on Monday, March 3, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames CANN, HALEY, TEED, THOMPSON, THURBER

THURBER, Blanche Irene - Freeport, passed away in Tideview Terrace Nursing Home, Digby, on February 28, 2008. The eldest of eight children, Blanche was born on March 18, 1909, a daughter of Holland and Edith (CANN) THOMPSON, Port Maitland, Yarmouth Co. Blanche is survived by her daughter, Brenda (Roger) TEED, Freeport; grandsons, Jeffrey (Helen), Freeport; Stephen (Denice), Bridgewater; great-granddaughters, Amanda and Alyssa TEED, Freeport; Sasha TEED, Bridgewater; sister, Alice HALEY, Port Coquitlam, B.C.; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Preston Ellsbree THURBER in 1978; brothers, Borden, Malcolm, Earl; sisters, Jeannette, Iris, and Eleanor. Blanche was the eldest member of Freeport United Baptist Church, a member of the Fairisle Rebekahs, and a lifetime member of the Isabel Tibert Women's Missionary Society in Freeport. Blanche was an avid quilter in her day, and for many years, a faithful member of the "Sewing Circle". There will be no visitation by request. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be on Thursday, March 6, at 2 p.m. in Freeport United Baptist Church, Pastor Renee Clark officiating. Family flowers only please. Donations may be made to Freeport United Baptist Church or a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby. E-mail condolences to: jaynesfuneral@ns.aliantzinc.ca

2008 Oscar W. MOREHOUSE

died on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 Obituary contained surnames LEANDER, MAINS, MOREHOUSE, TURNER

MOREHOUSE, Oscar W. - 95, Hantsport, passed away in Victoria, B.C., on March 4, 2008. Born in Centreville, Digby Co., he was the son of the late Nelson and Ada MOREHOUSE. During the Second World War he served with the RCAF in Britain and North Africa. A machinist by trade, he was employed for many years in Hantsport and later in Wolfville. He was a Past Master of the Masonic Lodge, P.D.D.G.M., and recipient of the 50 year Jewel. He is survived by nieces, Elaine LEANDER and Gwen MAINS, both of United States. He was predeceased in 2006 by his beloved wife, Ruth (TURNER), and earlier by sisters, Rita, Vera and Murial (all of the United States). Throughout all their retirement years in Victoria, he and Ruth had frequent contact with their many friends in Nova Scotia, and with the Hantsport Baptist Church as members. Their cremated remains have returned "home" for interment in Riverbank Cemetery, and a memorial service for both of them will be held on April 30 at 2 p.m. in Hantsport Baptist Church, Rev. Dan Jamer officiating. Family flowers only. Donations in their memory may be made to the church or a charity of choice. A private family graveside service will follow.

2008 Elizabeth Ann SMITH

died on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames BLACKMORE, CARPENTER, DENNISON, ELLIS, RAFUSE, RENAUD, SMITH, THOMAS

SMITH, Elizabeth Ann - 66, Digby, passed away March 2, 2008, at home. Born in Digby, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Annie (DENNISON) THOMAS. She loved collecting beach rocks and was an avid tole painter. Elizabeth was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Surviving are her husband, Joseph; daughter, Patricia (Bill) RAFUSE, Lower Sackville; sons, Joseph (Nicole) SMITH, Cornwallis; Richard (Theresa) SMITH, Digby; sisters, Gloria (George) BLACKMORE, Smith's Cove; Bessie (James) CARPENTER, Fergus, Ont.; brothers, Richard (Doris) THOMAS, Digby; Archie (Tina) THOMAS, Cole Harbour; George (Elizabeth) THOMAS, Digby; grandchildren, Lacey, Leeann, Kari, Eric, Spencer, Jessica; stepgrandchildren, Ryan, Alyssa, Jessica, Rachel, Jessica; great- granddaughter, Emma; several nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Peter; brothers, Arthur and Roy; sisters, Pearl and Mildred in infancy, Helen ELLIS and Alice RENAUD. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby, where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Pastor Marion Duncan will officiate. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Digby. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Canadian Diabetes Association. On-line condolences may be made at: www.MeM.com

2008 George Wellington DITMARS

died on Thursday, March 6, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames DITMARS, DUKESHIRE, GREENHAM, KAULBACK, VLAHOS

DITMARS, George Wellington "Well" - 94, Deep Brook, passed away peacefully March 4, 2008, while living at Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, Halifax. He served overseas during the Second World War (1943-1946) in England and France while enlisted in the Second Field Company of the Royal Canadian Engineers, Second Division. After his military discharge, he worked for almost 30 years at CFB Cornwallis as a machinist, carpenter and locksmith. In his spare time he built two beautiful sailing boats which he named "The Susan D" and "The Donna D", and replica antique clocks. He was predeceased by his wife, Bernice (KAULBACK); his brother, Joseph, and his parents, George and Carrie. He is survived by daughters, Susan (Arthur) DUKESHIRE, Fall River, and Donna (Michael) VLAHOS, Halifax; grandchildren, Sarah (Glenn) GREENHAM, Lower Sackville; Matthew (Shellie) DUKESHIRE, Edmonton, and Andrew DUKESHIRE (fiancée Manuela), Bedford; great-grandchildren, Zoe and Izak DUKESHIRE, Edmonton, and Ethan and Grace GREENHAM, Lower Sackville; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held in Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby, on Friday, March 7, at 10:30 a.m., Pastor Mark Cress officiating. Burial to follow at the Old Saint Edward's Cemetery, Clementsport. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Camp Hill Memorial Garden c/o QEII Foundation, 1278 Tower Road, Bethune Building, Room B04, Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9.

2008 June Rose THURBER

died on Thursday, March 6, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames FARNELL, GARRON, MELANSON, THURBER

THURBER, June Rose - 71, Digby, formerly of Freeport, passed away March 4, 2008, in Digby. Born in Freeport, she was a daughter of the late John and Jean (FARNELL) MELANSON. Surviving are her son, Donald (Shelley) THURBER, Dartmouth; sister, Janet (Willard) GARRON, Dartmouth; brothers, John Reginald "Reg" (Marion) MELANSON, Edmonton, Alta.; Leander "Lee" MELANSON, Freeport; grandson, Grant; several nieces and nephews. Visitation 2-4 p.m. today in Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby. Funeral service 6:30 p.m. Friday in Freeport United Baptist Church. Interment will be Saturday in Brookside Cemetery.

2008 Simon Joseph BARTLETT

died on Saturday, March 8, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames BARTLETT, LABRADOR

BARTLETT, Simon Joseph - 85, Church Point, died March 7, 2008, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Kentville, he was a son of the late Simon Thomas and Eva (LABRADOR) BARTLETT. He was a veteran of the Second World War and the Korean War. He was a Micmac from Acadia Reserve and a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Clare Branch 52, Saulnierville. Surviving are his common-law wife, Clara Marie Bernard BARTLETT, Church Point; sons, James (Doris) BARTLETT, Joseph BARTLETT, both of Yarmouth; Thomas BARTLETT, Saulnierville; Patrick BARTLETT, Meteghan; daughter, Anna BARTLETT, Church Point; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by son, John BARTLETT, and a son in infancy; daughters, Joyce BARTLETT, Florence BARTLETT; two brothers and a sister. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral 2 p.m. Monday in St. Bernard Church, Rev. Paul Belliveau officiating, with Legion service to follow. Interment in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lung Association of Nova Scotia.

2008 Mary Kathleen AMERO

died on Saturday, March 8, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames AMERO, BARNS, GRIFFITHS, HANDSPIKER, LEWIS, MULLEN

AMERO, Mary Kathleen - 80, Yarmouth, formerly of Mount Pleasant, Digby Co., passed away March 6, 2008, in Villa St. Joseph du Lac, Yarmouth. Born in Digby, she was a daughter of the late Angus and Minnie (BARNS) HANDSPIKER. Mary was raised by Ellery and Eva LEWIS. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and took great pride in her family. She is survived by children, Roland (Rose) AMERO, Canning; Ronnie (Rhoda) AMERO, Greenwood; Richard (Pauline) AMERO, Digby; Maxwell AMERO, Digby; Malcolm (Nancy) AMERO, Alberta; Ruby (Tracy) MULLEN, Weymouth; grandchildren, Stacy, Ashley, Clayton, Heather, Sarah, Justin, and Cassidy; stepgrandchildren, Tammy, Mabel, Shirley, and Jerry; 11 great- grandchildren; stepbrother, Charlie; stepsister, Velda GRIFFITHS. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Manford; children, Roger, Madeline, and Marie; brothers, Chester and Edward. Visitation 6-9 p.m. today in Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday in Culloden Baptist Church, Keith Hatt officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book at: www.MeM.com

2008 Edward AMIRAULT

died on Monday, March 10, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames AMIRAULT, DOUCET, GAUDET, GENTILE, ROBICHEAU, THERIAULT

AMIRAULT, Edward "Eddie" - 91, New Edinburgh, passed away March 8, 2008, at home. Born in New Edinburgh, he was a son of the late Denis and Estelle (GAUDET) AMIRAULT. Eddie was a boatbuilder in Boston, Mass., and New York, he was a jack of all trades, a fisherman, carpenter and shoemaker. He was well-known for his smoked and dried fish. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Rosalie; daughters, Donna (Danny) DOUCET, Ohio; Connie (Maurice) ROBICHEAU, St. Bernard; Denise (Louis) THERIAULT, New Edinburgh; grandchildren, Ricky, Scott, Joline, Jeffrey, Carméne; great- grandchildren, Justin, Ryan and Isabella; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Lillian GENTILE; brothers, Willie, Leonard, Leo, Siffroi, Fred, Theodore, Johnny and Adolphe. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 Tuesday in Jayne's Funeral Home, Weymouth North. Funeral service 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, in St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church, Father Paul Belliveau will officiate. Interment in parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, or a charity of one's choice. Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook at: www.MeM.com

2008 Arden R. EVERETT

died on Monday, March 10, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames CROUSE, EVERETT, MCNUTT, WHYNOT

EVERETT, Arden R. - 79, of Liverpool, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, March 7, 2008. Born in Digby, he was a son of the late Oscar and Myrtle (WHYNOT) EVERETT. In his early years, Arden worked in the dairy industry and was an employee with Canadian Tire. He was employed with the Town of Liverpool from 1956 to 1968 in the electrical department and moved on to the Nova Scotia Power until 1973 when he started his own business; "Arden and Sons Electrical Limited". He incorporated the business in 1980 and handed the company over to his sons in 2007 after 34 years. Arden enjoyed the out of doors especially nature, hunting and fishing. He was an avid gardener and planted vegetables and tended to his blueberry bushes which he took pride in every year since 1953. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Pat (Soper); sons, Brian (Corrine), Western Head; Phillip (Dianne), Wilmot; Wade (Kathy), Hunt's Point; Darrin, (Janice), Mersey Point; grandchildren, Brian (Erica), Sara, Aaron, Kelsey, Sydney and Adrian; stepgrandchildren, Josh, Chantal, Andrew, Shea and Ceilidh; and step great-grandson Drew; sisters, Helen McNUTT, Oshawa, Ont.; Marjorie (Moyle) CROUSE, Bridgewater; Edna, Liverpool; brother, Lloyd (Betty), Milton. He was predeceased by a sister Eleanor, and brothers Clayton, John, George and one in infancy. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool where visitation will be held today, March 10, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be Tuesday, March 11, at 11 a.m. in Zion United Church, Liverpool. Pastor Richard Bristo officiating. Burial will be in Zion United Cemetery, Payzant Street, Liverpool. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association or to Zion United Church. On-line condolences may be made to: www.chandlersfuneral.com

2008 Mary May GLODE

died on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames BACKEN, COPPING, DEARMAN, GLODE, GORDON, KING, LERUE, MOSER, NIEL, PAUL

GLODE, Mary May - It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing our our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend, on March 9, 2008, in Glades Lodge. Born on May 24, 1915, in Bear River, Mary was raised by her late grandparents, Joanne and John PAUL. She spent much of her childhood being taught the art of basket making. While accompanying her grandmother, who was the midwife until the 1930s, she welcomed life into the world. She was an accomplished seamstress, and loved to knit, crochet, bake, play bingo, and travel. Mary was a member of St. Paul's Church, the St. Paul's Women's Association, and the St. John Ambulance Association. Mary's life was centred around her strong belief in God, and her family. She will be greatly missed by her daughters, Joan Glode (Bob BACKEN), Anne NEIL, and Mary LeRUE (Jay GORDON); grandchildren, Jerry LeRUE (Holly MOSER), Terry LeRUE (Lisa KING), and Darcy DEARMAN (Brandon); great-grandchildren, Ethan LeRUE, Jonah DEARMAN, Ashley LeRUE; niece, Virginia COPPING (Newton). Mary was predeceased by her husband, Frank, in January 1950; and her son, Kenneth, in January 2003. Heartfelt thanks to Gladys Feener and Diana Weaver for their care, concern and friendship over the past three years, she appreciated and cared about you. Her family would like to express a very special note of gratitude to the compassionate staff of Glades Lodge for their kindness, support and care of Mary and her family. Mary was a very gentle woman, a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend. We will love and miss you forever. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St., where visitation will be Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 13, at 10 a.m. in St. Paul's Church, 199 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth, Rev. Charles Burke officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Interment in St. Gregory's Church Cemetery, Liverpool. Family flowers only. Donations in Mary's memory may be made to St. Paul's Church, Feed Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice.

2008 Winnifred Annie GAUDETTE

died on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames AYER, CROMWELL, GAUDETTE, GOUDEY, MCCULLOUGH, PRIME, STEELE

GAUDETTE, Winnifred Annie - 87, Danvers, Digby Co., passed away March 9, 2008, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Southville, Digby Co., she was a daughter of the late Herman and Oressa (PRIME) STEELE. She was a member of St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church, Southville. Surviving are daughters, Irma (Vernon) GOUDEY, Weymouth, Digby Co.; Gladys (Edward) CROMWELL, Southville; sisters, Marguerite AYER, Southville; Florence McCULLOUGH, Riverdale, Digby Co.; Evonne STEELE, Southville; brother, Stedman STEELE, Southville; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Phillip, and son, Delphia. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Jayne's Funeral Home, Weymouth North. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church, Southville, Father Marek Pecak will officiate, with burial in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Weymouth. Donations in memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences: www.mem.com

2008 Frances Louise TANNER

died on Thursday, March 13, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames ALLEN, BOUGEOIS, KINNEY, LEONARD, RAMEY, TANNER

TANNER, Frances Louise - 88, Port Williams, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 10, 2008, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born on November 7, 1919, in Ashmore, Digby Co., she was a daughter of the late David and Edna (BOUGEOIS) KINNEY. Frances was employed for many years in ladies retail clothing sales, retiring in 1986. She was an active member of the Seniors Club and a member of the Loyal Workers, Port Williams. Frances was a devoted mother and grandmother who enjoyed walking, gardening and baking. Besides her parents, Frances was predeceased by her husband, Walter, and brother, Percy. She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Wanda (Robert) RAMEY, Coldbrook; granddaughters, Rachel LEONARD (Matthew), Dartmouth; Dr. Patricia RAMEY, New Jersey; sister, Hilda ALLEN, New Minas, and two great-granddaughters. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held on Friday, March 14 at 3 p.m. in Serenity Funeral Home & Crematorium, 1212 Parkway Dr., Port Williams, with Rev. David Ogilvie officiating. There will be a private family burial at a later date. Donations in Frances' memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Serenity Funeral Home & Crematorium, P.O. Box 239, Port Williams, NS B0P 1T0. Donations or cards and letters of sympathy may be sent to this address, or on-line at: www.serenityfuneral.com

2008 Dorothy May SPROULE

died on Friday, March 14, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames ELLIS, FOOTE, GRAHAM, HAZEL, MELANSON, POWELL, SPROULE, STEVENSON, WOOD

SPROULE, Dorothy May - 84, Digby, passed away March 12, 2008, in Islandview Manor. Born in Maine, she was a daughter of the late William "Bill" and Ruth (ELLIS) MELANSON. Dorothy cared for many children under the name of "Mother Goose Nursery"; she also cared for seniors and many foster children. Our Mom loved to paint and do needlework in her spare time. She is survived by daughters, Marilyn (Ronald) STEVENSON, Middleton; Ruth (Leon) GRAHAM, Brighton; Patricia (Doug) POWELL, Kingston; chosen daughter, Lorraine; sister, Margaret (Peter) FOOTE, Bedford; brother, Ronald (Shirley) MELANSON, Brighton; grandchildren, Cindy (Kevin) HAZEL, Troy STEVENSON, Tina (Harold) WOOD, Wayne (Danielle) POWELL, and Kirk POWELL; great-grandchildren, Shawn, Travis, Marissa, and Xander; great great-grandson, Kallum; many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Olyn SPROULE. Visitation 12-2 p.m. Saturday in Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby, followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m., Rev. Donald Robertson officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Digby. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book at: www.MeM.com

2008 Florence Winnifred DEVEAU

died on Saturday, March 15, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames COMEAU, DEVEAU, DOUCETTE, WHITE

DEVEAU, Florence Winnifred - 84, Salmon River, died March 13, 2008, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Yarmouth, she was a daughter of the late Elizée and Emma (COMEAU) DEVEAU. She loved bowling, knitting, crocheting and playing cribbage, once making a perfect 29 hand. Surviving are children, Betty (George) WHITE, North Belleville; Celeste (Paul) DOUCETTE, Belliveau Cove; Denis (Sylvie), Gatineau, Que.; Bernard (Moe), Ottawa, Ont.; half-sister, Lucille (Eldon) WHITE, Richfield; grandchildren, Jamie, Melissa, Katherine, Marc-André, Mélanie, Serge; great-granddaughter, Violet. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by husband, Adolphe; brothers, Gerald and James; sisters, Lillian and Olive. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Vincent de Paul Church, Salmon River, Rev. Albeni d'Entremont officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

2008 Josephe GAUDET

died on Saturday, March 15, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames DEVEAU, DUGAS, GAUDET, ROBICHAUD, SAULNIER, SMITH

GAUDET, Josephe "Octave" - 74, Villa St. Joseph du Lac, Dayton, passed away March 13, 2008, in the villa. Born in Concession, he was a son of the late Jules and Madeleine (SMITH) GAUDET. He is survived by his sons, Roy, Corberrie; Richard, Concession; daughters, Sally DEVEAU, Concession; Sandra SAULNIER, Meteghan; Sharon GAUDET, St. Joseph; brothers, Alfred, Concession; Bernard, Church Point; sisters, Lorraine DUGAS, Ohio; Bernadette ROBICHAUD, Meteghan; grandchildren, Renel, Jaime, Meagan, Ryan, and former wife, Rita GAUDET, Weymouth. He was predeceased by sons, Randy, Ronald, Russell; brothers, George, Patrick, and sister, Rosie. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Meteghan Funeral Home. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Concession, Rev. Paul Belliveau officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

2008 Annette KRUPINSKI

died on Saturday, March 15, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames KRUPINSKI, PENNEY, THERIAULT, TOTH

KRUPINSKI, Annette - Former resident of Belliveau's Cove, two months short of her 90th year, Annette passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 13, 2008, in Annapolis Royal Nursing Home. Predeceased by her parents, Alphe and Emma THERIAULT; her husband, Walter, and son, Michael, she is survived by her younger sisters, Rose Anne PENNEY and Jacqueline TOTH; her nephews and niece. Well-liked and loved by her family and many friends, Annette will be greatly missed. The family appreciated the wonderful care and attention given to Annette by the staff at the nursing home. After cremation, funeral services will be held at a later date, please contact Meteghan Funeral Home for information. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

2008 Ruberta POTTER

died on Monday, March 17, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: Adam KM Hankinson Obituary contained surnames HANKINSON, POTTER, RAND

POTTER, Ruberta "Bert" - 94, Plympton, Digby Co., died peacefully Saturday, March 15, 2008, at home. Born in Weymouth North, Digby Co., she was a daughter of the late Norris and Annie (HANKINSON) RAND. She is survived by five children; 13 grandchildren; 12 great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, Keith; son, Joe; sister, Margaret RAND; brother, Fred RAND. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in St. Peter's Anglican Church, Weymouth North, Rev. William Burt officiating. Burial following in St. Peter's Cemetery. Community reception to follow at 3:30 p.m. in Goodwin Hotel, Weymouth. Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter's Memorial Fund, Plympton & Gilbert Cove Volunteer Fire Department or Gilbert Cove & District Historical Society (for Gilbert's Cove Lighthouse).

2008 Reed Henry MELANSON

died on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames AMERO, MCCAVOR, MELANSON, THIBAULT, THIBODEAU

MELANSON, Reed Henry - Born March 9, 1919, passed away on March 17, 2008. Born in Weymouth Mills, he was a son of the late Herbert and Isabel (AMERO) MELANSON. Reed joined the service in 1940, went overseas in 1941, and was wounded in 1942 and spent 13 months in an English hospital. He returned to Canada in 1943 and endured many operations after. He served with the Military Police in Canada before going overseas. He truly loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing, and spent many years guiding Americans for deer hunting. Reed loved gardening, especially after he was unable to continue with the Department of Transportation, with which he worked for 14 years. He was busy but always found time for his family, and loved his children and grandchildren dearly. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. He leaves to mourn his wife, Evelyn (THIBODEAU); sons, Wayne (Cindy), Russell (Donna); daughter, Nancy (Ricky) THIBAULT; brother, Chester (Helen); grandchildren, Sheila, Shelley, David, Melina, Amanda, Paul, Justin, and Dayne; great-grandchildren, Delenay, Zachery, and Hunter. He was predeceased by brothers, Herman, Russell, and one in infancy; sisters, Sadie McCAVOR, and one in infancy. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday with Legion service 7 p.m. in Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby. Funeral service 10 a.m. Thursday in Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Father Merek Pecak officiating. Interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Doucetteville. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book: at www.MeM.com

2008 Frank Chesley TITUS

died on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames DOUCET, LESCAUDRON, LONGMIRE, NEILL, PURVIS, RUGGLES, RUSSELL, SHAW, TITUS, VICKERY

TITUS, Frank Chesley - 85, Centreville, Digby Co., passed away March 17, 2008, in Tideview Terrace, Digby. Born in Centreville, he was a son of the late William L. and Florence (SHAW) TITUS. Frank was a veteran serving in the Second World War with the Merchant Marines. He was lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 20, Digby. Frank was a loving and caring husband, dad and grandfather, always looking forward to each visit and time together. Frank was a fisherman most of his life and then worked for years in the fish plants on Digby Neck. Most of his spare time was spent providing maintenance to summer homes in Centreville, with his wife, Phyllis. Frank enjoyed his daily visits to the wharf and chatting with fellow fishermen and friends. After moving to Tideview Terrace with his wife, he looked forward to visits from family and friends. A smile was always there for the staff of Tideview Terrace and the family appreciates each and every one that cared for him and always treated him like their own dad, or grandfather. Frank is survived by his wife, Phyllis (RUGGLES); daughters, Linda VICKERY, Edmonton, Alta.; Cheryl (Toney) O'NEILL, Lighthouse Road, Digby Co., stepdaughter, Juanita (Murray) LONGMIRE, Hillsburn, Annapolis Co.; foster son, David (Nellie) RUSSELL, Centreville; sisters, Myra DOUCET, Calgary, Alta., and Violet LESCAUDRON, Granville Ferry, Annapolis Co.; brother, Freeman (Maggie) TITUS, Centreville; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Reginald; daughter, Darlene in infancy; sisters, Etta PURVIS and Emma in infancy; brothers, Lyndon and Alvin TITUS. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in Jayne's Funeral Home, 7 Birch St., Digby, where a funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, Pastor Lester Simpson officiating. Interment in Union Burial Ground, Centreville. Donations can be made to the Union Burial Ground, Centreville, Digby Co., or a charity of choice. Family members and friend are welcome to sign the guest book at: www.MeM.com

2008 Ruberta POTTER

died on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: Adam KM Hankinson Obituary contained surnames HANKINSON, LANGMAID, OLIVER, POTTER, RAND

POTTER, Ruberta "Bert" - 94, Plympton, Digby Co., died peacefully at home on Saturday, March 15, 2008. Born in Weymouth North, Digby Co., she was a daughter of the late Norris and Annie (HANKINSON) RAND. She is survived by sons, Dan (Fiona), Halifax; Michael (Lisa), Digby; John (Ann), Bedford; daughters, Shirley (Jim) OLIVER, Dorchester, N.B.; Pat LANGMAID, Halifax; former daughter-in-law, Pat POTTER, Doucetteville; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, throughout Canada, in Chicago and New Zealand; a cousin in Wolfville and in Dartmouth. She was predeceased by her husband, Keith; son, Joe and wife, Edith; sister, Margaret RAND; brother, Fred RAND; son- in-law, Sydney LANGMAID. She is lovingly remembered by her extended family. A person of integrity, resilience and good humour, she generously welcomed family, friends and newcomers alike into the warmth of her home. She lived a fully engaged life centred on family, church and community. For many years, she was widely known as the proprietor of The Little Ark Antiques, Plympton. She continued to serve loyal customers across the continent from her quilt shop until her 84th year. Funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Anglican Church of St. Peter's, Weymouth North, Rev. William Burt officiating. Burial in St. Peter's Cemetery. Community Reception follows at 3:30 p.m. in the Goodwin Hotel, Weymouth. Funeral arrangements by Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby. Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter's Memorial Fund, Plympton & Gilbert Cove Volunteer Fire Department or Gilbert Cove & District Historical Society (for Gilbert's Cove Lighthouse).

2008 Blanche Wealthy LEWIS

died on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames HAIGHT, JOHNS, LEWIS, MARSHALL, SMITH, WRIGHT

LEWIS, Blanche Wealthy - 90, Brighton, Digby Co., passed away Monday, March 17, 2008, in Digby General Hospital. Born in North Range, she was a daughter of the late Eli and Gladys (HAIGHT) MARSHALL. She is survived by daughter, Linda (Stephen) SMITH, Toronto, Ont.; sons, Marshall (Melva), South Carolina; Milford (Joan), Mataquac, N.B.; brother, Gerald (Pauline) MARSHALL, Smith's Cove, Digby Co.; sister, Vivian (Avard) WRIGHT, Digby; sisters-in-law, Florence MARSHALL; Digby, and Maizie MARSHALL, South Range; six grandchidlren; one stepgrandson; four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is also survived by her "special family", Betty and Bill JOHNS and family. She was predeceased by her husband, George Frederick LEWIS (formerly of Centreville, N.B.); brothers, Myron, Eldon, and Eldred. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby, where a funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Rev. Les Barr officiating. Committal service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in Oceanview Memorial Gardens, 715 Latimore Lake Rd., Saint John, N.B., Rev. David Nicholson officiating. Reception to follow committal service. Family flowers only by request. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, South Range Christian Church or a charity of choice. Family and friends are welcome to sign the guest book at: www.MeM.com

2008 Nell Blanch FISHER

died on Thursday, March 20, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames CALLOW, FISHER, HAIGHT, HALL, SILVER, THIBODEAU, VANBUSKIRK

FISHER, Nell Blanch - 95, wife of the late John Homer FISHER of Bridgetown, passed away March 18, 2008, in Mountain Lea Lodge, Bridgetown. Born July 10, 1912, in North Range, Digby Co., Nell was a daughter of the late Frederick Johnston and Sarah Delphina (VanBUSKIRK) HAIGHT. Nell, a long-time resident of Bridgetown, frequently had student boarders in her home. As an excellent cook, the students were well fed. She is survived by her only son, John G., Edmonton, Alta.; brothers, Stuart (Ethel), Bridgetown; Bernard (Loretta), Hillgrove; sister, Phyllis, Hillgrove; granddaughter, Sarah CALLOW-FISHER; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by son, John Homer; brothers, Harry, Glendon, John, Thomas, Ivan, Eugene; sisters, Stella HALL, Ruth THIBODEAU, and Daisy SILVER. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Bridgetown. A private graveside service will take place at a later date. No flowers by request. Donations in memory may be made to Bridgetown Baptist Church or a charity of choice. Special thanks to Dr. Goodine and to all of Nell's caregivers. E-mail condolences may be sent to: KAULBACHFH@ns.aliantzinc.ca

2008 Leonard Joseph GAUDET

died on Saturday, March 22, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames DOUCETTE, GAUDET, LEBLANC

GAUDET, Leonard Joseph - 85, passed away in Yarmouth Regional Hospital on March 19, 2008. He was the son of the late Alphonse and Sarah (LeBLANC) GAUDET. He was predeceased by his wife, Nellie, and sister, Eliza. He is survived by son, Rolland (Marilyn), Fall River; daughter, Michelle (Rory) DOUCETTE, Belliveau Cove; grandchildren, Martin, Danielle, Kyle, and Lisa. He was a navy veteran and a lifelong member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 67, Weymouth. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday, March 24, with a Legion service at 7 p.m., both in Jayne's Funeral Home, Weymouth North. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 25, in St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church. Donations in his memory can be made to a charity of choice. Family members and friends are welcome to sign the on-line guest book by visiting: www.MeM.com

2008 Estella Geneva SPARKS

died on Saturday, March 22, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames LANGFORD, ROBART, SPARKS

SPARKS, Estella Geneva - 86, Weymouth Falls, Digby Co., passed away March 20, 2008 in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Weymouth Falls, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Charolette (ROBART) LANGFORD. She was a lifelong member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She was the oldest surviving member of the Mount Beulah Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and always loved to be surrounded by her family and children. She looked after foster children and grandchildren. She had a great love for music. She is survived by her children, Malcolm (Vera), Toronto; Mae (Jack), Weymouth Falls; Kathleen (Paul), Yarmouth; Michael (Wendy), Weymouth Falls; grandchildren, Sabrina, Daniel, Tyrone and Paul; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Anaya and Ianna (twins); sister, Bertha LANGFORD; many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband James "Bill" Sparks; daughter, Geneva; son, Howard in infancy; sisters, Goldie, Millie, Geraldine; brothers, Eric, Raymond, Wendall, Richard and Arthur. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday in Jayne's Funeral Home, Weymouth North. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday in Mount Beulah Baptist Church, Rev. Elias Mwamda Mutale officiating. Interment in Mount Beulah Baptist Cemetery. Repast to follow interment at the Weymouth Falls Community Centre. Donations in memory can be made to the Mount Beulah Baptist Church. Family members and friends are welcome to sign the on-line guest book at: www.MeM.com

2008 Paul Emile CYR

died on Monday, March 24, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames CROOKS, CYR, GRINTER, HERBERT, WAGNER

CYR, Paul Emile - Passed away March 21, 2008, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Magdalen Islands, Que., he was the son of the late Avila and Mathilda (HERBERT) CYR. Paul resided in Digby County for many years. Paul is survived by son, Donnie (Annette); daughter, Connie CYR; brother, Art (Claire), Ontario; sister, Dolorese WAGNER; grandchildren, Tasha and Josh; sister-in-law, Beverly CYR, Digby; companion, Elsie GRINTER; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Maurice, and first wife, Joan (CROOKS). Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held at Pope John XXIII Church, Colby Drive, Colby Village, Thursday at 2 p.m. Reception to follow in the church hall. Committal will be in Digby at a later date.

2008 Ethel Elaine PURDY

died on Monday, March 24, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames HERBERT, PURDY, WARRENER

PURDY, Ethel Elaine - 88, Digby, passed away March 21, 2008, in Digby General Hospital. Born in Gravel Burge, Sask., she was the daughter of the late Sydney and Anna (STEWART) GOODMAN. She was a member of the United Church and the Royal Canadian Legion, Bear River. Ethel did volunteer work in her community. Surviving are her daughter, Anna PURDY; grandson, Jason PURDY; granddaughter, Lisa Gloria Karen Ann; great- grandchildren, Kayla and Stephano HERBERT; stepdaughter, Wilma Lou WARRENER. She was predeceased by her husband, R. K. PURDY, and son, Harry Lance PURDY. There will be a memorial service at a later date in the Royal Canadian Legion, Bear River. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby.

2008 Pamela Louise KNAPP

died on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames HAMILTON, KNAPP, SHOREY, SMITH, TOOKER, WRIGHT

KNAPP, Pamela Louise - 60, Clementsport, passed away March 21, 2008, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, with her children by her side. Born in Digby, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Leslie (SMITH) WRIGHT. In her younger years, she enjoyed playing darts, camping and spent many years at Camp Arcadie. She loved to dance and was in the Digby School of Dancing. She danced for Princess Margaret. She was a parishioner of St. Edwards Church, Clementsport. She was an associate member of the Annapolis Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 21, she volunteered at the Bethany Bargain Bin in Digby, and was an employee of the Annapolis Royal Save Easy. She is survived by daughter, Kala KNAPP, Falmouth; son, Kenneth (Bernadette) KNAPP, Margaretsville; stepsons, Brian (Robin) SHOREY and Rick (Marilyn) SHOREY, both of Granville Ferry; stepdaughters, Vickie (Rick) SMITH, Upper Clements; Brenda (Terry) HAMILTON, Lequille; grandchildren, Michael, Mitchell and Kate (Tim); great-granddaughter, Lexie; several stepgrandchildren and step great- grandchildren; sister, Sister Bonnie, Rossway; brother, Douglas (Beulah), British Columbia; nephews, Tony (Dee) and Patrick (Karna); great-nephew, Spencer. She was predeceased by her common-law husband, Joseph SHOREY, and stepgranddaughter, Melanie TOOKER. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday in St. Edwards Anglican Church, Clementsport, with Rev. Gordon Neish officiating. Interment will be in Old St. Edward's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Society of Our Ladies St. Mary's (Betany Place), Rossway, Digby Co. E-mail condolences may be sent to: KAULBACHFH@ns.aliantzinc.ca

2008 J. Raymond SAULNIER

died on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames JONES, MACAULAY, MESSENGER, MOULAISON, RANSOME, SAULNIER, SNOW, THERIAULT, THIBODEAU

SAULNIER, J. Raymond - 79, Halifax, passed away March 23, 2008, in Glades Lodge, Halifax. Born in Meteghan, Raymond was a son of the late Lionel and Edith (MOULAISON) SAULNIER. He will be missed by his family. He was a barber for 42 years in Halifax. He loved fishing, bowling, the outdoors, walking his dog, and he also coached hockey. He is survived by his loving wife, Gloria (SNOW) SAULNIER; daughters, Donna SAULNIER (Jim MESSENGER), Halifax; Jeanine THIBODEAU (Bob), Williamswood; Theresa RANSOME (Chris), Port Dover, Ont.; sons, Brian (Anne), Halifax; Kevin (Adele), Portuguese Cove; Brent, Halifax; brother, Anthony (Margaret), Digby; stepchildren, Dan THERIAULT (Helen JONES), Edmonton, Alta.; Peter TTHERIAULT (Mary), Terence Bay; Paula MacAULAY (David), Lower Sackville; 11 grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; one great- grandchild; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife of 32 years, Jeanette THERIAULT; son, Nelson; sisters, Emma, Viola, Regina; brothers, Clifford, Charlie. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield (477-5601). There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, March 29, in St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Spryfield, Father Rob Arsenault officiating. Interment will be held in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. Memorial donations in Raymond's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia (422-7691 ext. 259) or Canadian Diabetes Association (NS) (453-4232). Words of comfort may be sent to the family at: www.walkerfh.com

2008 Wallace DEVEAU

died on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames DEVEAU, DOUCET, ROBICHAUD, TRENHOLM

DEVEAU, Wallace "Wally" - La Villa Acadienne, Meteghan, formerly of Salmon River, died March 25, 2008, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Salmon River on July 19, 1918, he was a son of the late Bélonie and Madeleine (DOUCET) DEVEAU. He enjoyed gardening and hunting and loved working in his wood pile. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Clare Branch 52, Saulnierville. He is survived by sons, Mitchell (Helen), Lake Doucette; Ronnie (Sheila), Meteghan; daughter, Arlene (Roland) ROBICHAUD, St. Martin; brothers, Everette, Ashmore; Lester, Blacks Harbour; sisters, Frances DEVEAU, Halifax; Margaret TRENHOLM, Saint John, N.B.; grandchildren, Cleveland, Warren, Katelyn; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Irène; brothers, Henry, Benny, Wilfred, Herbert; sister, Irene. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Vincent de Paul Church, Salmon River, Rev. Albeni d'Entremont officiating, where a Legion service will follow. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Church or La Villa Acadienne Charitable Foundation.

2008 Bernard J. GAUDET

died on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames DUGAS, GAUDET, ROBICHAUD, SMITH

GAUDET, Bernard J. - 66, Foyer Acadien, Church Point, died March 22, 2008, at home. Born in Lower Concession, he was a son of the late Jules and Madeleine (SMITH) GAUDET. He was a very hard-working man. He was well-loved by his family and will be sadly missed. Surviving are brother, Alfred, Lower Concession; sister, Lorraine (Philip) DUGAS, Ohio; twin sister, Bernadette (George) ROBICHAUD, Meteghan. He was predeceased by son, Allain; brothers, George, Patrick, Octave; sister, Rosie. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral 10 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Concession, Rev. Paul Belliveau officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.

2008 Harold Ellsworth CROMWELL

died on Thursday, March 27, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames CROMWELL, FRANCIS, JACKSON, PLEASANT, SMITH, STATES

CROMWELL, Harold Ellsworth "Lightning" - December 11, 1919 - March 24, 2008, age 88, of Weymouth, Digby Co. It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our husband, father and brother. He was a son of the late Frank and Etta (PLEASANT) CROMWELL and lived in Weymouth for most of his life. With only a grade two education, he had to find work as a young child to help support his family of 10 brothers and sisters. One of his first jobs was as a delivery boy for the Goodwin Hotel where he earned the nickname "Lightning" because he was so fast. That name stuck with him for the rest of his life. He was a lifelong member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 67, Weymouth. Harold was a Second World War veteran, serving for four years, first with the West Nova Regiment and then with the Cape Breton Highlanders. He ended up overseas in England, only returning when he was injured during the blitz. While convalescing in the hospital, he decided to take up drawing to pass the time. Little did he know that this new hobby would one day make him popular in his native Nova Scotia. During his lifetime, Harold worked as a commissionaire, a cook at CFB Cornwallis and custodian at Weymouth Consolidated High School. To this day he is remembered as the funny janitor who drew pictures on the blackboard for the children. He provided entertainment for the community when he built a dance hall. Everyone knew that on a Saturday night, the place to go was "Harold's Hall" and during the summer, community picnics were held there, attended by the residents of Weymouth Falls. Over the years, with a wife and family, Harold continued to develop his art. He started out working with oils and some water colours, but soon made the switch to what he is most famous for today, folk art done with pen an ink. Most of his pictures had a common theme depicting nature and people. They told stories of times past with titles such as "Good Fishing Days 1933" or "Cutting Christmas Trees Back in 1936". He often fell victim to small spelling mistakes in his titles, a flaw which told of his modest education while at the same time giving the pictures the charm they became so famous for. Harold was predeceased by brothers, Bernard and Guy CROMWELL; sisters, Mae and Christie CROMWELL; daughter, Julia CROMWELL, and grandson, Zachary CROMWELL. He is survived by wife, Esther CROMWELL, Plympton; daughters, Clara CROMWELL (Jim SMITH), Digby; Patricia CROMWELL, Toronto, Ont.; Natasha CROMWELL, Frankford, Ont.; son, Bruce (Sunanda) CROMWELL, Oshawa, Ont.; grandchildren, Dominic, Tasha, Karlon, and Tenesha; great-grandchild, Haylee; brothers, Everett CROMWELL, Shelburne; Irving CROMWELL, Halifax; Frank CROMWELL, Toronto, Ont.; sisters, Theda JACKSON, Bridgetown; Lottie STATES, Dartmouth; brothers-in-law, Vincent FRANCIS, Sudbury Ont.; Weldon FRANCIS, Weymouth; several nieces and nephews. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with Royal Canadian Legion service 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jayne's Funeral Home, Weymouth North. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Matthew's Anglican Church, Weymouth Falls, Father William Burt officiating. Interment will take place in the parish cemetery. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book at: www.MeM.com "The artist ran out of ink, so he decided to sleep."

2008 Dennis Frederick COMEAU

died on Thursday, March 27, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames COMEAU, GAGNON, JENNINGS, MAILMAN, SAULNIER, THIBODEAU

COMEAU, Dennis Frederick - 89, Saulnierville, died March 25, 2008, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Saulnierville, he was a son of the late Freddie and Grace (COMEAU) COMEAU. Surviving are daughter, Jeannette GAGNON, Saulnierville; son, Donnie SAULNIER, Meteghan; sister, Anna JENNINGS, Australia. He was predeceased by his wife, May; sisters, Della THIBODEAU, Gilbert's Cove; Auralie MAILMAN, Bridgewater. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Church, Saulnierville, Rev. Paul Belliveau officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery.

2008 Ruth Bernice GARLAND

died on Friday, March 28, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames BARR, BENT, COOK, GARLAND, MARSHALL

GARLAND, Ruth Bernice, B.A., B.Ed. - 84, Windsor, Hants Co., passed away peacefully Thursday, March 27, 2008, in Dykeland Lodge, Windsor. Born on May 23, 1923, in North Range, Digby Co., she was a daughter of the late Curtis and Meda (MARSHALL) COOK. She received her early education at Digby Academy, married and moved to Windsor. Always interested in teaching, she decided in 1960 to further her education, graduating from Normal College, Truro and later from Acadia University receiving both her arts and education degrees. For 23 years she taught school in the West Hants District, then retired due to health problems. During this time she acted as co-ordinator of extension courses with Acadia to promote the advancement of teachers' education. After retirement she became active in community affairs, on the board of directors for the Seniors Games for West Hants and later on the board for the Valley Senior Games, a member of the Windsor Gliders Club for years serving as treasurer and president. Other interests included bridge and bowling. She was the proud mother of three children, Judy Lorraine, Dartmouth; Ralph Jamie, Falmouth; Clinton Curtis, West Lawrencetown. She is also survived by daughters-in-law, Joan, Falmouth, and Cynthia, West Lawrencetown; granddaughters, Bobbi-Ruth, Edmonton, Alta., and Nicole Autumn, West Lawrencetown; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Destiny, Cassidy and Fate, Edmonton, Alta.; sisters, Dorothy (Mrs. Laurie BENT), New Minas, and Phyllis (Mrs. Donald BARR Jr.), Campbell River, B.C. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Ralph Ernest (2000); and by brother, Clinton, in infancy. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Saturday in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King St., Windsor, where funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 30. Interment will in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor. Family flowers only, donations in memory of Ruth may be made to a charity of one's choice. Sign the book of condolence, click on "Obituaries" at: www.lindsaysfuneralhome.com

2008 Marie DOUCETTE

died on Saturday, March 29, 2008 Source: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald Submitter: akmh Obituary contained surnames ARSENAULT, BEATTY, DOUCETTE, LEBLANC

DOUCETTE (ARSENAULT), Marie - 1904-2008, Nouvelle Que., formerly of Cape St. Marys, Digby Co., passed away peacefully in L'Aube Riviere Nursing Home, Nouvelle, Que., on March 27, 2008, in her 104th year. Born August 16, 1904, she was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by daughters, Marguerite (Stanley) DOUCETTTE, St. Omer, Que.; Alphonsene "Al" BEATTY, Halifax; Annette LeBLANC, Mercier, Que.; sons, Gaston (Jackie), Charlesbourg, Que.; Harold (Hugette), St. Phillipe de la Prairie, Que.; Victor (Marion), Nouvelle, Que.; 18 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and four great great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Alphonse; son, Omer, and grandson, Maxime. We feel blessed for having her in our lives for so long and we will continue to thank God for the blessings she brought into our lives, her undying love and guidance and the precious gift of family.

Return to Digby County, Nova Scotia GenWeb page.

View ...

Obituary Index: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Surname List: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Obituaries for April 1851 thru February 1890
Postings for July 1890 thru November 1896
Postings for December 1896 thru February 1899
Postings for May 1899 thru February 1902
Postings for March 1902 thru December 1905
Postings for February 1906 thru June 1910
Postings for November 1910 thru June 1914
Postings for April 1915 thru April 1919
Postings for June 1919 thru January 1922
Postings for June 1922 thru July 1924
Postings for March 1925 thru April 1929
Postings for June 1929 thru February 1932
Postings for June 1932 thru June 1936
Postings for July 1936 thru January 1941
Postings for May 1941 thru March 1944
Postings for April 1944 thru September 1948
Postings for October 1948 thru September 1950
Postings for October 1951 thru April 1958
Postings for May 1958 thru May 1961
Postings for October 1961 thru April 1967
Postings for May 1967 thru April 1970
Postings for December 1970 thru July 1974
Postings for February 1975 thru July 1977
Postings for September 1977 thru November 1987
Postings for January 1989 thru November 1995
Postings for February 1996 thru February 1999
Postings for March 1999 thru October 2001
Postings for November 2001 thru February 2002
Postings for March thru April 2002
Postings for May thru June 2002
Postings for July thru September 2002
Postings for October thru December 2002
Postings for January thru February 2003
Postings for March thru August 2003
Postings for September 2003 thru February 2004
Postings for March thru October 2004
Postings for November thru December 2004
Postings for January thru February 2005
Postings for March thru June 2005
Postings for July 2005 thru January 2006
Postings for February 2006 thru September 2007
Postings for October 2007
Postings for November 2007
Postings for December 2007 thru January 2008
Postings for February 2008
Postings for March 2008
Postings for April 2008
Postings for May 2008
View recently posted obits NOT YET INDEXED.

Post ...

An Obituary


For questions about this page contact CathyLee at DigbyGenWeb(AT)gmail.com.


Query, Surname, and Researcher pages managed by CCHelper, an application written by Patty Lindsay.

 

 

Return to the Digby County, Nova Scotia GenWeb Homepage 

 

Notice:  Everyone is free to read and copy the following information for their own personal use, but not to distribute electronically, or in print, or by other means, in whole, or in part, without written permission.

 

Comments, questions and suggestions should be sent to DigbyGenWeb(AT)gmail.com Subject : Digby Genweb

©1998, 1999 Elaine Deion; 2000 to present CathyLee Rudolph

 

RootsWeb.gif

Hosted by RootsWeb