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From: "Douglas Sinnis" <>
Subject: [CAN-NS-OBITS] Obits - Greenwood, Steeves, Stevens, Stewart
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 09:43:21 -0400


OBIT # 3767 - HALIFAX HERALD - 26 MAY 2002

GREENWOOD, William Brewster - Passed away peacefully, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, Halifax, May 24, 2002, in his 85th year. Born in New Glasgow, in 1917, he was the only son of the late William and Laura (Smith) Greenwood. He received his early education in New Glasgow and joined the Pictou High- landers Regiment prior to the War. After the war he resigned his commission as Captain and moved to Halifax. During the war years he met and later married, Gloria Eleanor Martel, a loving marriage of 59 years. In 1947, he founded Maritime Moving & Storage Limited, which grew to become one of the largest moving companies in Atlantic Canada. He was very active in the warehousing industry on a national basis and served as National President of the Canadian Warehousing Association and on the Board of Allied Van Lines. Following the sale of his business in 1968, he was active in various enterprises. Among these activities, he was Executive Director of the Halifax-Dartmouth Real Estate Board. He served on the Board of Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Hospital for many years, subsequently becoming executive director of the hospital for six years, retiring in 1972. He was very active in his community serving as Alderman for Ward Seven for nine years including one term as Deputy Mayor in 1958-59. He served as President of the Halifax Executive's Association and the Metro Executive Group. He served on the Halifax School Board and was chairman of the Halifax Forum Commission. He was a Board member, President and Trustee of the Halifax YMCA and was honoured with the "Red Triangle Award" for outstanding service. He was a member of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, a director of Ashburn Golf Club, chairman of the Saraguay Club, a member of Presbyterian Church of St. David and a founding member of Calvin Presbyterian Church. His happiest times were those spent with his wife and children, especially at their summer home in Mineville, where he enjoyed gardening and teaching his children sailing, swimming and boating activities. He is survived by his loving wife, Gloria; children, Judith (Hugh) Smith, Bedford; William B. Jr. (Kathy Mann), Seabright; Susan (Douglas) Thompson, Saint John; Peter (Kathy Zareski), Halifax; Jane (Bill Cooley), Halifax; he adored his grandchildren, Whipple, Amy, James, Victoria, Katie, William, David, Edward, Jay, Robbie, Joey, Alexandra, Laura, Mary-Ellen, Thomas, Sandy; great-grandchildren, Meghan and Hugh MacAskill. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Monday, May 27, in Snow's Funeral Home, Windsor Street, Halifax. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, in Calvin Presbyterian Church, Ashburn Avenue, Halifax, to celebrate the life of William Greenwood. A reception will follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of William Greenwood to Canadian National Institute for the Blind Library. The family wishes to thank Dr. Donna Curry, Shirley Parker, the staff of the Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, for their exceptional care and the Rev. Sidney MacDonald for his pastoral support.



OBIT # 3768 - The Pictou Advocate - May 25, 1988

Ann Frances Louise Steeves, 70, of 25 William Street, New Glasgow, died Saturday, May 21, at home. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Archie and Nan (Pearson) MacFarlane. She was a member of the St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church and a former member of the CWL. She is survived by her husband, Murray; three daughters, Nancy (Mrs James Riggs), Fort McMurray, Alta.; Verdie (Mrs Everett Brannen) and Nova (Mrs Robert Carrigan), both of New Glasgow; a son, John Douglas, Dartmouth; a sister, Jessie (Mrs Clifford White), Stellarton; and five grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, John. Funeral service was held Tuesday (yesterday) in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Angus MacDougall officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.



OBIT # 3769 - The Pictou Advocate - January 13, 1988

Lewis Medford Stevens, 72, of Salem, Pictou County, died Wednesday, January 6 in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Brentwood, Colchester County, he was a son of the late Ashmore and Elizabeth (Lynds) Stevens. He was an adherent of St. Luke's United Church, Saltsprings. He is survived by three daughters, Rhonda ((Mrs Farrell MacKenzie), St. John's, Nfld.; Ina (Mrs James Cameron), Saltsprings; Audrey (Mrs Calvin Wright), Westville; five sons, Medford, Westville; Lawson and Edward, both of Salem; William, Hamilton Road; Myles, Truro; 23 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Jessie Marshall; a granddaughter. Funeral service was held Saturday, January 9 in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, with Gordon MacKenzie officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Saltsprings.



OBIT # 3770 - The Pictou Advocate - June 8, 1988

Alexander (Allie) Stewart, 77, of Church Street, Westville, died Friday, June 2 in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, he was a son of the late Alexander and Lottie (MacLean) Stewart. He was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Westville, and a retired employee of Maritime Steel and Foundry. He lived most of his childhood with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William MacLean. He is survived by his wife, the former Jean Sutherland; a daughter, Lottie, at home; a brother, John, Westville; a foster sister, Beatrice (Mrs. Bernard MacNeil), Westville; three foster brothers, John MacLean, Westville; Percy MacLean, New Glasgow; Sterling, Glace Bay. Funeral services were Sunday, June 5, Rev. James Grant officiating. Burial was in St. Bee's Cemetery, Westville. Donations may be made to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church building fund or Aberdeen Hospital, palliative care unit


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