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Subject: [CAN-NS-OBITS] DeMAN, DeYOUNG, EYRE,FRASER and GILLIS - Full Obits from: Halifax's,Chronicle Herald: Monday, March 17, 2008
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 20:11:46 -0400 (EDT)

DeMAN, Calvin William
DeMAN, Calvin William - 42, Enfield, passed away suddenly Thursday, March 13, 2008, at home. Born in Halifax, he was a son of William and Ethel (Dauphinee) DeMan, Elmsdale. Calvin was a hard worker and a wonderful father. He was a member of Local 409 Sheetmetal Workers Union for over 20 years. Calvin was well-known for his sense of humor and his love of practical jokes. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping and his four-wheeler. He enjoyed his family tremendously and was very proud of his two sons and his wife, all of whom he loved dearly. He will be sadly missed by his mom and dad; wife, Rhonda (Cole); sons, Cole and Jerrett; brothers, Michael (Teri Maracle), Nine Mile River; Murray (Debbi Sloan), Port Elgin; mother and father-in-law, Eric and Marlene (Isenor) Cole, Enfield; brothers-in-law, Ken, Alberta, and Greg (Monique), Chester; sister-in-law, Carlene (Norman) Beaver, Windsor; nephews, Kevin and Seth; nieces, Rachel, Erika, Jillian and Christina; several
aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Harold and Mary (Romans) Dauphinee; Jan and Cornelia (Huisman) DeMan; uncle, Lenard DeMan; cousins, Alan DeMan and John Dauphinee. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday March 18, in the Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. The funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at the same location, Rev. Betty Darby officiating. Cremation will follow. Family flowers only, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. You may visit Calvin's Everlasting Memorial at where you may sign the guest book and leave a written or spoken message for the family.

DeYOUNG, Jean Agnes
DeYOUNG, Jean Agnes - In her 66th year, passed away in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish, on Saturday, March 15, 2008. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Hartford and Mary (MacDonnell) MacDonnell. Much loved, preciously cared for and deeply admired by daughters, Patsy (Dave), Bridgewater; Doreen (Derek), Michelle, Sandra, both of Arichat; son, Danny, Kentville. Cherished sister of Eva (Mike), Enfield; Ellen (Jim), Enfield; Rita (Eddie), Ontario; brothers, Mikey (Alma), Bertie (Shirley), Hardie, Bobby, Lornie, Ronnie, Kenny (Leona), Jimmy (Anita), all of Enfield. Loving grandmother of eight, and great-grandmother of two. Predeceased by brothers, Louis and Raymond. By request, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. There will be a funeral Mass to celebrate her life on Wednesday, March 19, at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, Arichat. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or St.
Anne Community and Nursing Care Centre. To light a memorial candle for her or send a message of condolence to the family visit: or e-mail to

EYRE, Frederick "Charlie"
EYRE, Frederick "Charlie" - 92, Yarmouth, passed away March 15, 2008, at home. Charlie was born on September 15, 1915, in Red Deer, Alta. Charlie grew up in Yarmouth and then left in the early 1930's to attend Radio Operator School and worked at various radio stations in the far north. He joined the Trans Atlantic Ferry Command (later to become the RAF Ferry Command) in 1940 as a radio operator/navigator. Charlie continued flying until the war ended in 1945. He joined Air France in 1946 as a radio operator/navigator training french crews. In 1947 he joined the F.A.M.A. (Argentina Airlines) training their crews. Charlie joined Trans Canada Airlines in 1948 as a navigator. In 1950 he moved into Trans Canada Airlines management (Labour Relations) and became director of Labour Relations in 1960. From 1970 to 1974 Charlie was the president of Air Jamaica. Then in 1974 he went back to Air Canada as the Vice President of Operations for the European Region. From 1976 to 1979 he was
the Vice President of Personnel at Air Canada Headquarters in Montreal. Charlie then retired to Yarmouth in 1979 building his beloved retirement home on the Chebogue River. He is survived by son, David (Cheryl Jo-Anne) Eyre, Yarmouth; daughter, Barbara Butler (Jim Ford), California; grandchildren, Bill Eyre (Cheryl Ann), Yarmouth; Jamie Eyre (Petra), Yarmouth; Christine Eyre, Meteghan; six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret; brother, Ralph; sisters, Edith, Ellen, Margaret, Kay; parents, Frederick and Bertha. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Father Tom Vaughan officiating. Reception to follow at MacKinnon Cann Inn, 27 Willow St., Yarmouth. Burial will take place in the spring in Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses. E-mail condolences may be sent to:
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FRASER, Evelyn Mary
FRASER, Evelyn Mary - 102, Bridgewater, Lunenburg Co., passed away Thursday, March 13, 2008, in North Queen's Nursing Home, Caledonia. Born in Midville Branch, Lunenburg Co., she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Laura (Manthorne) Mailman. She was a long-time volunteer with the S.P.C.A. and former member of the Royal Canadian Legion Auxiliary Branch 24, Bridgewater. She is survived by daughter, Christine (Martin) Ligtenberg, Hamilton, Ont.; grandchildren, Terry Ligtenberg, Evelyn (Ken) Jansen, both of Ontario; four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, Blake; brother, Douglas Mailman; stepbrother, Lowe Mailman. Visitation 2-3 p.m. Tuesday in R. A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville. Private graveside service will be held in Dayspring Cemetery. No flowers or memoriams by request.

GILLIS, Gerald Francis
GILLIS, Gerald Francis - 80, 60 Hawthorne St., Antigonish, died in the R.K. MacDonald Nursing home on Saturday, March 15, 2008. He was the son of the late J. A. (Jack) Gillis and Geraldine (Bates). Born in Sydney, he attended schools in Sydney, St Mary's High School, Halifax, and St. Francis Xavier University. He worked with his father in The Bookshoppe, Main Street, Antigonish, which later relocated to South River Road. In 1968 Gerry joined Canada Life Assurance Co. until his retirement. He obtained his Chartered Life Underwriter (C.L.U.) degree, winning the Dunstall Medal, and also obtained his Chartered Financial Consultant (C.H.F.C.). Gerry was a member of St. Ninian's Cathedral Parish where he was a lector and an altar server at 8 a.m. mass for many years, a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Past Grand Knight and Faithful Navigator. He was a past president of the PTA and the first elected School Board member for the town of Antigonish and past President
of the Mental Health Association. He was President of the local Canadian Cancer Unit for 24 years. He was a member of the Board of Directors and past chairman of Atlantic Broadcasters Ltd., a founding Director of the Highland Curling Club, and a past chairman of the Antigonish Museums Board. Gerry was honoured by the town of Antigonish, County of Antigonish and the Province of Nova Scotia for Community Service in 1995. He leaves to mourn his loving wife of almost 57 years, Bernadette (McPhee); his children whom he loved and was very proud, John "Jack" (Ida), Middle Musquodoboit; Robert (Dorothy), Hatchet Lake; Joseph (Yvette), Stillwater Lake; Paul, Korea; Mary MacDougall, Antigonish; Gregory, Antigonish; Peter (Bonnie), Pleasant Valley; Anne (Richard) Vallee, Timberlea; Michael, Halifax/Antigonish; 27 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; brothers, Joseph (Edna), Marlborough, Me.; Ronald (Della), Antigonish; sisters, Sister Aileen CSM, Bethany, Jane, Scarborough
Maine; Sister Anne Catherine CND, Truro; and Sarah, Sydney; sisters-in-law, Joan Gillis, Antigonish, and Mina Gillis Chamberlain, Quispamsis, N.B.; his aunt, Sister Loretta Bates, Bethany. He is predeceased by brothers Rev. Lawerence, John Hugh, Cyril, Chris, Bernard, and his sister Mary. Gerry loved spending time at the family cottage at the Cove, curling, skating and walking the Landing with his friends. Visitation today 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Funeral mass 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. Ninian's Cathedral, Antigonish. Burial in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in Gerry's memory may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Antigonish Food Bank, or charity of choice. "He was a good man"

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