Death Notices

BALLUM, Bertha "Bea" Pearl

At Summerset Manor, Summerside, on Monday, May 21, 2012 of Bertha "Bea" Pearl Ballum of Tyne Valley, aged 82, wife of the late Willard Ballum. Born in Kensington, on Aug. 19, 1929, daughter of the late Alfred and Bertha
Mabel(MacArthur) Essery. Loving mother to Gary (Caroline) Ballum, Springhill; Wayne (Mila), Mount Pleasant; Donnalee (Clayton) Noye, Springhill and Tracey, Mount Pleasant. Loving grandmother to Jeremy (Amanda), Josh (Kayla), Justin (Pam), Jeffrey (Angela) and Kimberly (Kyle) and step grandchildren Jason Budgell, Steven Clow and Rachel Peters and 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents, husband Willard, brothers and sisters Dorothy, Margaret, George, Jim, Elma, Ervil, Vernon, Bob and Ralph. Resting at the Ferguson Tyne Valley Funeral Chapel with visiting hours Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral will be held in the chapel Friday at

Date of Death: 
Mon, 05/21/2012

DENNIS, C. "Wilfred"

At Community Hospital, O’Leary on Friday, May 18, 2012 of C. “Wilfred” Dennis, Veteran of WW2, O’Leary, aged 89, husband of the late Isabelle (Yeo) Dennis. Born in Unionvale on May 21, 1922, son of the late Charles and Dot (Pate ) Dennis. Dear father to Dottie (Bill), Cornwall; Alfred (Marlene), New Haven; Carter (Myrna), St. Martin, N.B.; Rhoda (Hal), Keswick, ON, Carla (David), Calgary and daughter-in-law Natalie Dennis, Cornwall. Loving grandfather to 14 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Wilfred is also survived by brothers and sisters in law: Alvin (Fairley) Yeo, Knutsford; Laura Ramsay, O’Leary; Lillas (Peter) Reid, Norton, N.B., and Beryl (George) Shelfoon, Red Deer, AB. Predeceased by his parents, wife Isabelle, Jan. 29, 2003, son Stephen, daughter-in-law Gloria, brother Alfred and sister Jeannette. Resting at the Ferguson Funeral Home and Chapel, O’Leary, with visiting hours Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9pm.

Date of Death: 
Fri, 05/18/2012

GALLANT, Sharon Josephine

At Community Hospital, O’Leary, on Saturday, May 19, 2012 of Sharon Josephine Gallant of O’Leary, aged 72. Born in Middlesex, England on August 7, 1939, daughter of the late Ronald and Ennis Saltman.
Cherished mother of Michele (Glen) Nemeth, Edmonton, AB; Erica (Kenneth) Johnson, O’Leary; Tate Gallant, Summerside; Janine Taylor, Summerside and Bernadette (Pat) Perry, Summerside. Loving grandmother to 21 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Sharon is survived by her sister Jay Saltman, France, and brothers and sisters in law Theresa (Clifford) Gallant, Summerside; Wesley (Millie) Gallant, O’Leary; Florence Gray, O’Leary, Bill (Trudy) Gallant, N.S. and Sue (Doug), ON. Predeceased by her parents, son Shane and daughter Sabrina. Resting at the Ferguson Funeral Home and Chapel, O’Leary, with visiting hours Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. Funeral will follow visitation at 7 p.m. in the Chapel.

Date of Death: 
Sat, 05/19/2012

GILL, Evelyn Ruth

Passed away in Ottawa on Friday, May 18, 2012 at the age of 91.
Beloved wife of the late Joseph Gill for 64 years. Dear mother of Beverley of British Columbia, Alana (William Penton) of P.E.I. and Alison (Walter Borosa) of Carp. Proud grandmother of Monica, Erica, Lesley, Justin and Michael, and great-grandchildren Quin and Gillianne. Predeceased by her siblings Helen, Marion, George and Preston. Sadly missed by her sister Carmen (Al MacDonald) and her nieces and nephews.
Friends may attend a memorial service at the Kelly Funeral Home, 3000 Woodroffe Avenue, Barrhaven, on Thursday, May 24 at 11 a.m. In Memoriam donations to the Kidney Foundation are appreciated.

 

Date of Death: 
Fri, 05/18/2012

HARRIS, Zelda

The death occurred peacefully at the Dr. John Gillis Memorial Lodge on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, of Zelda Harris, loving wife for 66 years of Fred Harris, mother of Gary Harris who predeceased her in 2006. Zelda was in her 90th year, a lifelong resident of Murray Harbour and daughter of the late Elmer and Elsie Stewart.
She is survived by two sisters: Clare (Bunt) Scott and Faye (Alf) Fraser, and numerous nieces and nephews. Her oldest sister Joyce Harris died in 2011. Zelda is survived by the following brothers and sisters-in-laws: Phyllis Harris, George (Lillian) Harris, Anne (Sheldon) Bell, Bert (Pauline) Harris, Beth (Keith) Havill, and Ron (Lorna) Harris. The following brothers and sisters-in-law predeceased her: Bud Scott, Jim (Gladys) Harris, Minnie (Ernie) Beck, Louie Harris, William Harris, John (Norma) Harris.
Zelda had a long teaching career that spanned almost 30 years, first at Murray Harbour and then at Southern Kings.

Date of Death: 
Tue, 05/22/2012

HUGHES, Jean (nee Heckbert)

At the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Saturday, May 19, 2012, of Jean Hughes (nee Heckbert) of Charlottetown, age 82 years.
Beloved wife of the late William Henry Hughes and loving mother of Stephen Hughes (Carolyn), Katherine Tufts (Irwin), Peggy MacDonald and Nancy Hughes (Lloyd Robinson). Jean is also fondly remembered by her grandchildren — Amy Tufts — Lynch, Heather and Meghan Tufts, Tarin Hughes, Tara MacDonald and Dominick and Ella Hughes. She was predeceased by her husband — Henry Hughes; parents — Harry and Iva Heckbert; brothers — Earl, Lloyd and Harry and sisters — Frances and Irene.
Resting at Hillsboro Funeral Home, 2 Hollis Ave., Stratford, where family will receive friends and acquaintances on Tuesday, May 22, from 5-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 23, at Stratford Chapel — Hillsboro Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Interment will take place later.

Date of Death: 
Sat, 05/19/2012

LAUGHLIN, Thomas Errol

The death occurred peacefully at the Prince County Hospital, Summerside, on Saturday, May 19, 2012, of Thomas Errol Laughlin of Traveller’s Rest, P.E.I., aged 89 years. Veteran of the Second World War.

Date of Death: 
Sat, 05/19/2012

LEA, John Edmund Lee Jr. "Jackie"

With his loving family by his side John Edmund Lee Jr. “Jackie” passed away peacefully into the waiting hands of god after a brief illness.
John will lovingly remembered and forever missed by his wife Noreen (nee Baglole) and his five children Billy (Maggie), Karen (Ricky) Arsenault, Marie (Gerard) MacLeod, Mary (Gary) Trainor and Patty (Stephen) Davies. Beloved Poppy of Shannon, Willie, Ashton, Jason, Amanda, Jennifer, Michael, Cathy, Kelly, Patty, Joshua, Hannah and Other Poppy to Alex, Thatcher, Adrian, Koby, Ella, Hannah and Olivia. Brother of George (Marion), Kay Murnaghan, Bernice Martin, Irene Gallant, Valerie Maund and brother-in-law of Cecil Kervin. He was predeceased by his parents John and Margaret (Weeks) Lee, stepmother Elizabeth, infant son Leonard, sisters Phyllis, Margaret and Florence.

SUTHERLAND, Joan Murdella (nee MacGregor)

The death occurred peacefully and surrounded by her loving family at the Prince County Hospital, Summerside, on Thursday, May 17, 2012, of Joan Murdella Sutherland (nee MacGregor) of Summerside and formerly of Toronto, Ont., aged 72 years. Joan was born on Dec. 1, 1939, in Sydney Mines, N.S., to her late parents John and Martha (nee MacFarlene) MacGregor. Beloved mother of Deborah Sutherland (Allan MacDougall) of Summerside. Also lovingly remembered by her granddaughter Natasha Keeling of Summerside, her brother-in-law Ross Crowdis of Cape Breton, N.S., her three nieces, two nephews and numerous cousins. Survived by her sisters Betty (Milo) Varljen of Toronto, Ont., and Catherine (Fred) Tesarsch of Mississauga, Ont. Besides her parents, Joan was predeceased by her sister Maureen Crowdis. By personal request, there will be no funeral service or visiting hours held. Following cremation, internment will take place in Cape Breton, N.S., at a later date.

Date of Death: 
Thu, 05/17/2012

DAWSON, Joyce L.

Peacefully, and surrounded by her family, at the Prince County Hospital, Summerside on Saturday May 19, 2012 of Joyce L. Dawson of Gerald McCarville Dr., Kensington, aged 69 years. Born in Carleton Siding on May 15, 1943. The daughter of the late Reigh and Fannie (MacDonald) Paynter. Wife of Orville B. Dawson. Mother of Mervin (Kim) Clark, Malpeque and Norris Dawson (Brandi MacKenzie), Big River, Saskatchewan. Grandmother to Anthony Coyle (deceased), Dakota Dawson, Kyle Clark and Taylor MacKenzie and great grandmother to Gavin MacKenzie. Sister of Ruth Carr, New Annan; Charles (Jean) Paynter, Borden-Carleton and Glynn (Connie) Paynter, Freetown. Sister-in-law of Gertrude Paynter MacDonald, Seven Mile Bay; Bessie Paynter, Borden-Carleton; Katherine (Joe) Richards, Borden-Carleton; Wilda Paynter, Borden-Carleton; Jean Burt, Kensington, Lena Nicholson (late Ira), Charlottetown and Jennie Mayhew (late Earl), Westmoreland.

Date of Death: 
Sat, 05/19/2012