Silver, Beatrice Rocelia
Beatrice Rocelia Silver

Beatrice Rocelia Silver, 88, formerly of West Northfield and Riverside Apartments, New Germany, passed away June 14, 2000, in the Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care, Lunenburg. Born February 17, 1912, in Baker’s Settlement, she was a daughter of the late Z. Forman and Hattie Viola (Darr) Robar, and foster daughter of the late Albertha Dauphinee.

She used to hook mats, tat and quilt. She took prizes at the exhibition for her preserves and baked goods. She loved going on the Ferris wheel, even in her later years. She enjoyed gardening, animals, especially cats. She took music lessons and also taught; she played guitar, piano, organ and accordion. She was a long-time member of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church where she was organist for many years; also played at a number of other Lunenburg County churches.

She is survived by daughters, Florence Wentzell, Bridgewater; Pearl (Dale) Arenburg, Midville Branch; son, David (Beverly), West Northfield; half-sisters, Millie Hirtle, Bridgewater; Marguerite (John) VanDinther, Thornhill, Ontario; Shirley (Walter) Hirtle, Mahone Bay; Audrey (George) Wilson, Peterborough, Ontario; half-brothers, Mel and Gary (Debbie) Robar, Bridgewater; grandsons, Todd and Alan Arenburg, Troy (Dawn) and Noel Wentzell; Jeffrey and Scott Silver; granddaughter, Natalie (Scott) Fancy; great-grandsons, Travis and Devyn Wentzell; son-in-law, Hector Wentzell, Midville Branch; sisters-in-law, Esther Robar, Cookville; Olive (Ivan) Bolivar, Middlewood; Fran Robar, Bridgewater; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Joseph; brothers, Clyde and Reginald; sister, Gladys Hubley; half brothers, Ray and Lester.

The body rested at Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Bridgewater. Funeral service was held at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, West Northfield, on Saturday, June 17, 2000 at 11 a.m., Rev. Gloria McClure-Fraser officiating, assisted by Rev. Catherine Robar, and organist Lana Veinotte. Some of her favourite hymns were sung, “The Lord’s My Shepherd”, “What a Friend We Have In Jesus” and “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”. Interment followed in Maple Grove Cemetery, West Northfield. Pallbearers were her six grandsons.

Floral tributes: Casket spray - Florence, Pearl and Dale, David and Beverly; casket ledges - Jeffrey and Scott; Travis and Devyn; Ashley, Ryan and Dominic; hearts - Todd, Anita, Alan and Patti; Esther, Heather, George, Sandy, Michael and families; basket - Larry, Betty Lou and family; arrangements - Troy and family, Natalie and Scott, Noel; Lexina; flowers on altar - Pauline Veinotte

Memoriams: Harbour View Haven - David, Beverly, Jeffrey and Scott; Millie; Margie and John; Audrey and George; Fran and family; Mel; Natalie and Scott; Phyllis and Oscar Arenburg; Paulette and Brian Oickle; Robert and Sylvia; Staff Bob’s Shell; Board and Management, South Shore Exhibition; Milledge and Bonnie; Nancy Dauphinee and family; Catherine Hammond; Wayne Marshall and Louise Janes; Leon Iverson St. Andrew’s Anglican Church - Shirley and Walter Hirtle; Brian and Phyllis; Earl and Marjorie Crouse; Mildred L. Oikle; St. Andrew’s Ladies’ Guild; Ruby and Charles Lohnes; Florence Veinot; Lauren and Donna; Doris Wentzell; Ernest and Dorothy Kaulback; Ervin and Marion Veinotte; Arnold and Brenda Conrad; Bruce and Heather Veinotte; St. John’s Church Choir; Foard and Catherine Robar; Wilfred and Erna Joudrey; Cyril and Pat Mayo; Percy and Barbara Veinot; Leigh and Beulah Dauphinee Maple Grove Cemetery - David and Paulette Bruhm; Mike, Judy and Kevin Bruhm; Bruce and Judy Crouse; Randolph and Barbara Bruhm; Carroll, Peggy Crouse and family; Franklyn and Carolyn Dauphinee; Alice Langille; Bob and Greta Lowe; Claude and Joan Silver; Herman and Mildred; Donald and Francoise Zinck; Laurie and Rita Zinck; Ronnie and Dianne Conrad

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church - Gerald and Elsa St. Paul’s Lutheran Church - Bill and Gloria Fancy; Percy and Mildred Wentzell St. James’ Lutheran Church - Henry and Lois Young All Saints’ Lutheran Church - May and Lawrence Wentzell Health Services Foundation of the South Shore - Mary Hubley and family; Barbara Zinck IWK Children’s Hospital Foundation - Peter, Chris, Fenton and Ferne Dr. K. Boylan Fund - Bill, Joanne and family Association of Marian Helpers - Yvette and Omer Doucet Donation to family - Harris and G.G.

CARD OF THANKS We would like to express our sincere thanks to family and friends who were there for us in the recent loss of our mother. Thanks for the phone calls, visits, prayers, floral tributes, memoriams and cards; to those who brought food and helped serve after the funeral. Special thanks to the staff of Harbour View for their care for over 50 years, and especially the last eight days after Mom’s stroke. Thanks to Sweeny’s Funeral Home, the ministers, organist, choir and the pallbearers. Your kindness will always be remembered. Florence, Pearl, David and families

  Nicolaas Silber ->
    Johann Michael Silber ->
      Leonard Silver ->
        David Silver ->
          Edwin Silver ->
            Perley Raymond Silver ->
              Joseph Edward Silver m. Beatrice Rocella Robar

Source: The Bridgewater Bulletin , Bridgewater, NS
Date: 8/9/2000
Transcriber: online

Last updated 8/12/2003 Barney Kaufman