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Subject: [CAN-NS-OBITS] PEINSZNSKI, RUSSELL,SEWELL and SMITH - Full Obits from: Halifax's,Chronicle Herald: Friday, August 10, 2007
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 00:08:39 -0400 (EDT)


PEINSZNSKI, John
PEINSZNSKI, John - 88, Dutch Brook/North Sydney, died August 8, 2007. Born in Dutch Brook, he was a son of the late Paul and Josephine Peinsznski. Surviving are wife, Frances (MacInnis); daughters, Paula (Charlie), Donna (Donnie); son, Danny (Brenda); grandsons, Jamie (Jennifer), Steven, Thomas; great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Ciara; sisters, Minnie Matheson, Jenny (George) Walsh, Helen (Stan) Sykula; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son, John; brothers, Casmier, Paul, Julie, Joe; sisters, Anne and Mary. Funeral today at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony Daniel Church. Donations to Northside Guest Home.

RUSSELL, Daniel Raymond "Danny"
RUSSELL, Daniel Raymond "Danny" - 54, Sheet Harbour, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, August 8, 2007, in Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Sheet Harbour. Born in Halifax on March 1, 1953, he was a son of Raymond Russell, Moser River, and Audrey Russell, New Glasgow. Danny worked for Brian Smith for 24 years as a truck driver. Danny was an antique car enthusiast and was an honorary member of the Sheet Harbour Volunteer Fire Department. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, the former Phyllis Beck; daughter, Sandra (Ben) Carver, Watt Section; sons, Charlie (Mary-Ann), Sheet Harbour; Gerald (Ann-Marie), Maitland; grandchildren, Austin, Alex, and Miranda; sisters, Heather Russell (Keith MacLeod), St. George, Ont.; Judy (Wade) Clattenburg, Lower Sackville; brother, Michael, Ottawa. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with prayers at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 12, and funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m., all in
D.S. Crowell & Son Funeral Home, 22558 Main St., Sheet Harbour, Archdeacon Katie Tait officiating. Burial to follow in St. James United Church Cemetery, Sheet Harbour. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Eastern Shore Palliative Care Association. On-line condolences:

SEWELL, Roy
SEWELL, Roy - 86, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully at home with his family present on August 7, 2007. He was born in Hamilton, Ont., on March 23, 1921. Roy was a very gentle, patient, compassionate, generous, courageous, fun loving and devoted family man, who was loved and respected by all. He was especially a wonderful husband, dad and "paba". He had a razor sharp and quick wit; enjoyed hearing and telling jokes and was often involved in many a good prank during his navy days. He always enjoyed a good wager or bet and was a skilled coupon and discount specialist. He loved animals and children and even kept treats for passing dogs in the trunk of his car (they knew it). Volunteering was an integral part of his life. Some of the organizations included The Maritime Paraplegic Association, The Canadian Bible Society and The Nova Scotia Square and Round Dance Federation. He left school early to help support two families during depression years. He worked at Canadian
Westinghouse for a couple of years before he volunteered for the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve (RCNVR) serving on the HMCS St. Laurent, HMCS Annapolis and then Magnetic Mine Sweeping in Dartmouth. Following the war, he completed high school (in seven months) and then went on to earn his B.Comm. in 1951 (Dalhousie) and Chartered Accountancy (1953). He worked for Lee and Martin, Chartered Accountants, for about six years and then joined the Federal Public Service with Revenue Canada Taxation in 1957. In 1962, he became an auditor with the Auditor General of Canada. He concluded his career in March 1978 as the Regional Audit Manager for the Atlantic Provinces. During retirement, he was strongly encouraged by Jean to take up square and round dancing, which they thoroughly enjoyed many times a week for 21 years. They also enjoyed traveling, golfing, camping and their trailer in Sherwood Forest Trailer Park (Coldbrook) for almost 20 years. They were so active that they
were hard to find at home (check the restaurants). He is survived by his loving wife of almost 65 years, Jean (Black); daughter, Jan (Weisenburger) and husband Bill, Pine Lake, Alta., and son, Ron and wife Anne, Ottawa, Ont.; son-in-law, Marvin Butlin. He was predeceased by his daughter, Marilyn (Butlin). He is also survived by his sister, Norma (Stoneman) and husband Gordon, Newmarket, Ont.; cousin, Edna and husband Pete Gurney, Burlington, Ont.; grandchildren, Keri Butlin (Bruce) and Jeff Butlin, Robert and David Sewell, and Chris and Cory Weisenburger; great-grandchildren, Kristina Sewell and Leigh Bruce; nieces, Valerie, Elizabeth, Heather and Bonnie, and nephews, John and Bill. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, in Stairs Memorial United Church, 44 Hester St., Dartmouth, followed by a reception in the hall. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, a charity of your choice or the QEII Palliative Care
Program (Foundation Office, 1278 South Park St., Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9).

SMITH, Florence Belle
SMITH, Florence Belle - 89, Lower Sackville, passed away August 8, 2007, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Heathbell, she was a daughter of the late James and Sadie Murray. She was a member of Knox United Church in Lower Sackville. She is survived by daughters, Janet (Ross) Nisbet, Oshawa, Ont., and Nancy (Rick) Lowery, Halifax; sister, Wanda Fraser, Halifax; grandchildren, Lindsay Chauvin, Jamie (Heather) Nisbet, Carmen Nisbet, Murray (Kelly) Lowery-Simpson, Karen (Paul) Service and Andrew (Mandy) Lowery; great-grandchildren, Alethea Chauvin, Keara Nisbet, Hannah Simpson, Kirsten Simpson and Rebecca Simpson. She was predeceased by husband, J. Trevor Smith; brothers, Earl Murray, Stewart Murray; sister, Ada Scoates. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Monday, August 13, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, where funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 14, Rev. Robert Chapman officiating. A reception will follow in the family reception area.
Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Bethel Cemetery, Scotsburn, Pictou Co. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of one's choice. On-line condolences: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com

SMITH, James "Roy"
SMITH, James "Roy" - 65, Halifax, passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 8, 2007, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Herbert D. "Bert" and Harriet (Chisholm) Smith. Roy was a graduate from St. Martha's Hospital School of Clinical Laboratory Technology, having obtained his certification in Diagnostic Cyto-Technology from the Toronto General Hospital and the Pathology Institute, Halifax. His career in laboratory work was spent at St. Martha's Hospital, Antigonish, and the Oshawa General Hospital, Oshawa, Ont. Roy had a second career in nutrition management, having obtained his certification from Humber College, Toronto, Ont., and by correspondence from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, Alta. His working career in nutrition management was spent at QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. In his off time Roy enjoyed doing volunteer work with various community groups, both in Nova Scotia and Ontario. Roy took
a great interest in heritage and family history and was a member of the Antigonish, Pictou and Colchester Historical Associations, as well as the Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia. His other interests included photography, gardening, furniture refinishing and rug hooking. Church was always an important part of Roy's life. In his younger years he was a member of St. James United, Antigonish, and more recently a member and active participant of Bedford United Church, Bedford. He is survived by brothers, Allister (Mary Ellen), James River, Antigonish Co., and their family; Robert (Linda), New Glasgow, and their family; sisters, Lynne (John) Tolson, Bedford, and her family; Karen, Antigonish; Pauline, Dartmouth, and her family; uncle, Clifford Smith, Toronto; aunts, Mrs. Edith Williams, Toronto, and Mrs. Isabel Whidden, Antigonish; many cousins and many friends. He was predeceased by infant sister, June. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will take place
Saturday, August 11, at 10:30 a.m. in Bedford United Church, 1200 Bedford Highway, Bedford, with a reception to follow in the church hall. Burial will take place at St. James-St. Paul's Cemetery, Antigonish, at a later date. Flowers gratefully declined. Should friends desire, donations in memory of Roy may be made to a cause that you believe in. Roy wants to thank all those who gave him support in this part of his journey.



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