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Subject: [CAN-NS-OBITS] MacKENZIE, MacKINNON, McELMON-BRADY,McGRATH and MINTUS - Full Obits from: Halifax's,Chronicle Herald: Thursday, December 20, 2007
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2008 15:36:53 -0500 (EST)


MacKENZIE, Dwight Ian
MacKENZIE, Dwight Ian - 62, Halifax, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 18, 2007. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Burris and Beatrice (Locke) MacKenzie. Dwight was currently employed with Ace Upholstery, where he began his career in June of 1976. He loved his family and grandchildren dearly, lived his life for his family, and was always willing to help others. He will be remembered for being a happy person and for his expression "super mella gorgeous". He is survived by Linda; his two treasured daughters, Theresa Kroeger (Bill), Herring Cove, and Lorna Lunn (Derek Eisnor), Halifax; sister, Heather McInnis (Fred), Middle Sackville; his cherished grandchildren, Steven, Andrew, Cassandra, Victoria, Austin Ian, and Austin Tyler, as well as two nieces, Kelly and Kathie. He was predeceased by his parents. By request, cremation has taken place under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., Spryfield, (477-5601). A family
gathering in memory of Dwight will be held at a later date. Remembrances may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Words of comfort may be e-mailed to the family at:

MacKINNON, Raymond Joseph
MacKINNON, Raymond Joseph - It is with deep sorrow, but with a spirit of faith and hope, we announce Ray's death on December 17, 2007, in R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish, surrounded by his loving family. Ray was born on May 9, 1947, the eldest child of the late Sadie (Johnston) and Danny MacKinnon (North Grant) . A '75, '76 graduate of St. F.X. University, Ray wore his X-ring with pride. He taught two years at Guysborough High School followed by 26 years in Antigonish at Dr. J.H. Gillis Regional High. Ray was blessed with a caring, gentle and generous nature, a strong Christian faith and a love of learning. These gifts influenced his family, as well as the many students he felt so honoured to teach. Ray was an avid outdoorsman who especially enjoyed gardening, working in the woods and trucking. He welcomed any opportunity to get behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler. Ray will be forever remembered and loved by his wife and soul mate, Margaret Ellen (Boyd), whom he
married on December 27, 1971; his sons, Luke and his wife Michelle and their children, Daniel, Hugh Donald and Raymond; Matthew and his wife Jennifer and their children, Sarah, and Jane; and Jude and his girlfriend Kezia Garvie. Ray is also survived by his brothers, Jerome and Gordon; sister, Sandra and their families. Ray will be forever missed by the Boyd family who treasured his presence in their lives. He was predeceased by his mother and father-in-law, Edna and Donald Boyd; special aunt, Sr. Bertha Mae Samson, fdj. The family is deeply grateful to Dr. John Chiasson, Dr. Mary Gorman and Dr. Ken Rockwood and the nursing and custodial staff of St. Martha's Hospital, and R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home who cared for Ray with dignity and respect. Visitation will be held after 2 p.m. today at the family home, 1962 North Grant, Highway 245, until time of funeral mass Saturday, 11 a.m. in St. Ninian's Cathedral, Antigonish. Donations in Ray's memory may be made to the Antigonish
Food Bank or Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Family flowers only. Arrangements are entrusted to MacIsaac's Funeral Home, Antigonish. www.MacIsaacs.ca

McELMON-BRADY, Judith Lynn
McELMON-BRADY, Judith Lynn - 57, passed away peacefully December 13, 2007, after an inspiring battle with ovarian cancer. Judy was born and grew up in the south end of Halifax. She attended St. Francis School, Mount St. Vincent Academy, where she was a star basketball player, and Mount St. Vincent University. She then embarked on her proudest journey, as the best, most loving mother to Jason, Matthew and Autumn. For 10 years she was a successful co-owner of Brady's Home Bakery. Then, as a single mother, Judy continued her education, which was as varied and successful as her interests. After receiving her degree in Classics and Anthropology from Mt. Allison University, Judy participated in an archaeological dig while backpacking around Mexico. Then, her love of nature and the earth, led to her own horticulture/landscape design business, after graduating in the top of her class from Nova Scotia Agriculture College. Judy had a wonderful sense of humor and spirit for adventure.
She loved the freedom she felt riding her motorcycle, loved a day at the beach, whether playing in the surf with her granddaughters or relaxing in the sun with friends. She had the best friends, which spoke volumes of her love, understanding, virtue, joy and value of all things in our beautiful world. Judy taught us so much; to laugh, be yourself, appreciate those around you, to stand up for what you believe in, and "Courage is Fear that has said it's Prayers". Judy was predeceased by her father, John A. McElmon on October 24, 2007. She will be greatly missed by her mother, Marjorie McElmon, Halifax; sister, Deborah (Tom Clahane), Kingston; sons, Jason Brady, Halifax; Matthew Brady, Victoria, B.C.; daughter, Autumn (Louis Venafro), Sarasota, Fla.; granddaughters, Emma and Ellen Venafro; nieces, nephews and cousins. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to J. A. Snow Funeral Home. Funeral service will take place January 15, at 2 p.m. in St. Patrick's
Roman Catholic Church in Halifax. Donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses or Palliative Care Society. E-mail condolences may be sent to:

McGRATH, Wilfred Matthew
McGRATH, Wilfred Matthew - 84, Janvrin's Island, passed away on December 18, 2007, in St. Martha's Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born in D'Escousse, he was a son of the late James and Hortense (Poirier) McGrath. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Gertie (George); his daughters, Angela (Bob Woodman), Janvrin's Island; Dianne (Nazaire Martell), Hampton, N.B.; Debra, Fall River; Judy (James Landry), Janvrin's Island; Connie (Ronald LeBlanc), St. Mary's; Lucy (Clinton Landry), Arichat; sons, Wade, Arichat; Bruce (Susan Fougere), Janvrin's Island; Fabian, Edmonton, Alta.; Mitchell, Janvrin's Island, as well as 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is survived by his brother, Sanford (Theresa), Dartmouth; sisters, Edna George, Petit De Grat; Marion Miller, Sackville; Lorraine (Edmund George), Port Hawkesbury. He was predeceased by his daughter, Sonya; granddaughter, Tara; grandson, Kirk; brothers, Stephen, Francis; sister, Mildred Pelham.
Wilfred was an electrician by trade, and loved his family with all his heart, and especially enjoyed playing with his grandkids, watching old westerns, reading a book, and playing cards. Visitation will be held from 2-9 p.m. on Friday in C. H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat. Funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday in Immaculate Conception Church, West Arichat, Rev. Duaine Devereaux officiating. Donations may be made to the family. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home in Arichat. On-line condolences or to light a candle in memory of Wilfred can be done by going to: www.chboudreau.com

MINTUS, Mary "Teddy Bear"
MINTUS, Mary "Teddy Bear" - Whitney Pier, died December 19, 2007, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her family. She was a daughter of the late John and Mary Hawco. Surviving are daughter, Barb Best; grandchildren, Brandy, Bradley; brother, Ed Hawco; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Howard Mintus; sisters, Stella, Margaret, Kay Morrison; brothers, Johnny, Ben, Pat "Beaver" and Ron. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service 11 a.m. Friday, December 21, in S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel, Sydney. Interment to take place at a later date. www.chantfuneralhome.com



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