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Lester Cecil Feener - September 1, 2010
FEENER, Lester Cecil - 70, New Ross, Lunenburg County, died suddenly at home on Wednesday, September 1, 2010. By personal request, cremation has taken place and there will be no flowers, visitation, memorial service or burial. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia; New Ross Volunteer fire department; Christ Anglican Church, New Ross; or charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater, where on-line condolences may be made by visiting http://www.sweenysfuneralhome.com.

Lowell Junior Beck - August 12, 2010
November 26, 1927 - August 12, 2010 Lowell J. Beck, 82, of Baker Settlement, passed away August 12, 2010, at the Alternate Level of Care (ALC) Unit, Fishermens Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. He was born in Baker Settlement on November 26, 1927. He went to work in his early teens at the Mersey Paper Co. He drove a team of horses and cut wood. He drove a truck for Acadia Construction. After that he became self-employed, owning trucks of his own. His last 25 years of employment were as crusher foreman at Acadia Construction, retiring in 1991. He lived his entire 82 years, 8 months and 17 days of life on the farm where he was born and raised. His passion was working this farm (gardening, raising cattle, haying). He always enjoyed giving his grandchildren rides on his tractors. He enjoyed a good visit with company that came to the house. He was a hard worker and dedicated family man. He was a son of the late Colin and Lydia (Wentzell) Beck. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis (nee Fancy), of 59 years; daughters, Judy (Ervin Bolivar) Taylor, Baker Settlement; Brenda (Ira) Bolivar, Wileville; Cheryl (Gary) Whitehouse, Glen Haven; Bonita (Scott Mailman) Beck, Baker Settlement; eight grandchildren, Derrick (Wendy), Crystal (Greg), Scott (Dawn), Shawn (Trish), Brandon (Nicole), Jordan (Meghan), Jared, Cohyn; four great-grandchildren, Logan, Dylan, Jessie, Alexys; sister, Helen (Lester) Beck, Upper Branch; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Daisy (in infancy), Marion; brother, Calvin; and grandson, Colin Whitehouse. The body rested at Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater. Service was held on Sunday, August 15, 2010, at 2 p.m. in St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Baker Settlement, where he was a member and attended church services faithfully. Rev. Willis Ott officiated. Music by Wayne Hiltz and Bruce Oakes. Songs were "Beyond the Sunset" (solo by Bruce Oakes) and "In the Garden." Grandson, Scott Bolivar spoke heartfelt words of inspiration that touched the hearts of all. He also read a poem, which he wrote himself, in memory of his Grampy. Interment was at Baker Settlement Cemetery. Pallbearers were his three oldest grandsons, Derrick Taylor, Scott and Shawn Bolivar, and three friends, Derrel Veinotte, Victor Hamm and Steven Ward. Floral Tributes: Casket spray - wife Phyllis; four daughters, Judy, Brenda, Cheryl, Bonita and families. Single red rose - wife Phyllis. Yellow rose - grandchildren, great-grandchildren and families. Basket arrangement - Brandon and Nicole. Vase arrangement - Stacey Hughes and staff. Memorial donations were made to the Canadian Diabetes Association; St. Luke's Lutheran Church; Baker Settlement Cemetery; United Church, Baker Settlement; St. James Lutheran Church, Branch LaHave; and SHAID. Card of Thanks The family of the late Lowell J. Beck wish to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to relatives and friends for their floral tributes, memorial donations, cards of sympathy, e-mails, phone calls, visits and food brought to the house. A special thank-you to Sweeny's Funeral Home, Rev. Willis Ott, pallbearers, choir, Wayne Hiltz, Bruce Oakes and Towne Flowers. Thanks to Dr. David Barss and nursing staff at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater; Dr. Kelly and staff at the Alternate Level of Care (ALC) Unit at Fishermens Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Everyone's support and love has helped us so much during this sad time in our lives. Like Lowell said "Life is a journey." Wife, Phyllis Daughters, Judy, Brenda, Cheryl, Bonita and families. He has not really left us Nor has he travelled far, Just entered Gods garden And left the gate ajar. Our family chain is broken And nothing seems the same, But as God takes us one by one That chain will link again.

Nelson James Robar - August 28, 2010
Robar, Nelson James, 74, of Hebbville, formerly of Conquerall Bank, and Blockhouse, passed away peacefully on August 28, 2010, in the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, surrounded by his loved ones after a long and courageous illness. Born in North River on July 19, 1936, he was a son of the late Edwin and Amy (Daniels) Robar. Nelson was known for cooking large meals which stemmed from his younger years while working as a cook with Bowater Mersey in the logging camps. Before retirement Nelson became a skilled carpenter which many people admired, and enjoyed his woodwork. He also enjoyed fishing with his partner, Gladys, also hunting with his many friends and brothers. Nelson was a member of the Rod and Gun Club. Nelson is survived by his companion and best friend, Gladys (Feener), who cared for him endlessly throughout his long stay in hospital; sons, Arleigh (Shirley), Middle LaHave; Marshall (Nancy), Bridgewater; sisters, Marion (Martin) Uhlman, Westville, Queens Co.; Monica (Charles) Zinck, Chicago, USA; Joan (Guy) Sproule, Springfield; Lila Sproule (Freamond Dennis), Judy (Paul) Robar, both from North River; brothers, Vincent (Sylvia), North River; Bernie (Heather) Oakhill; Delbert (Gloria), Springfield; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Maxine (Eichel); brother, Luther; and daughter-in-law, Janice McLachlan. The family would like to give a special thank-you to the nurses and staff of the medical floor and the palliative care unit of the South Shore Regional Hospital for their support and care for Nelson during his stay. Visitation was held Tuesday, August 31, in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater. Funeral service was Wednesday, September 1, in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Bridgewater, with Pastor Paul Jensen officiating. Burial followed in the Garden of Rest Cemetery, Blockhouse. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the South Shore Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Lunenburg Co. Chapter of the SPCA, or charity of choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater. On-line condolences can be made by visiting http://www.sweenysfuneralhome.ca

posted on 09/07/10
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