MOSHER, James Cecil “Jim”

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Mosher, James Cecil “Jim” – 84, of South Farmington, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2023 in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville after a brief illness. Born in Yarmouth on February 7, 1939, he was a son of the late Cecil A. and Harriet L. “Hattie” (Horton) Mosher. He proudly attended Acadia University where he obtained his teaching degree, was a Varsity basketball player, and met his wife of more than 60 years: Judith “Judy” (Roop) Mosher. Jim and Judy moved to the Middleton area where he taught at West Kings and Middleton Regional High Schools. During this time, he refereed high school, provincial, and inter-provincial basketball and achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and Commanding Officer of the Atlantic Regional Air Cadet Camp, CFB, Greenwood. Upon retirement from 35 years of teaching, he became an active volunteer in health care, serving on the Health Board for Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, Annapolis Valley District Health Authority, NSAHO Board of Pension Trustees, Valley Senior Safety, and the SMH Foundation. Jim is survived by his wife Judy; children, Jan, Susan (Stan), Chris (Cami), and Jeff (Melissa); sister, Ann (Donald) MacVicar; grandchildren, Brett, Courtnay, Jonah, Jocelyn, Dylan, and Alexia. He was predeceased by his sister, Phyllis F. Mosher and son-in-law, William S. Curtis. A memorial service will take place at a later date in Middleton Baptist Church. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Middleton. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main Street 1-855-825-3448. Donations in memory may be made to Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Foundation. Online guest book may be signed by visiting: www.middletonfuneralhome.comREAD LESS 

SMH Temporary Closures


Soldiers Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department Closures

Thursday, March 3, 2023

MIDDLETON, N.S. – The Soldiers Memorial Hospital emergency department is regularly open from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (closing at 1:30 p.m.) daily, unless otherwise noted on our Temporary Closure page:

The emergency department at Soldiers Memorial Hospital (SMH) will be closed:

from 1:30 p.m. FRIDAY, MARCH 3rd until 7:30 a.m. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2023

Anyone with urgent medical needs should call 911. For general health advice and information call 811, which is a service offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week by experienced registered nurses.

The Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Line can also be reached 24/7 by calling 1-888-429-8167. Mental health and addictions tools and resources are online:

Know where to go for health care  is a helpful guide to accessing health care services in Nova Scotia Health’s western zone.

All temporary closures can be found online at

SMH Foundation supports Bridgetown Regional Community School

L-R: Carolyn Brown, Resource Teacher at BRCS and John Smith, Vice-Chair of SMHF

Soldiers Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to help fund the rebuilding of the Sensory Room and Fine Motor Olympics Program in the Learning Center at Bridgetown Regional Community School. The Sensory Room is a quiet, gently stimulating space where students with ASD can go to relax, calm down, or get away from everyday stimuli. The Sensory Room also helps reduce disruptive behavior and it’s a very important part of helping children learn to self-regulate their behaviors, which ultimately improves their focus.

SMHF purchases needed health care equipment for Soldiers Memorial Hospital and has expanded to extend funding to selected health-related programs. These programs include the Kings and Annapolis Counties’ Senior Safety Programs, Active Kids Healthy Kids Society, and Mid Valley Region Physician Recruitment & Retention Committee. The Foundation also provides scholarships to High School and University students that are– or will be enrolling– in the field of health care.

If you would like further information about volunteering or contributing, please contact the Foundation at 902 825-4202 or [email protected]

Promoting our Region & Facilities

Mid Valley Region Physician Recruitment & Retention Committee members Anne Crowell and Don Hyslop travelled to Dalhousie University’s Family Medicine Resident Education Weekend in St. Andrews, NB in late September to promote our area and health care facilities to these medical professionals.

Pictured below are Anne and Don at the booth and presenting our booth prize– a Medical Bag (compliments of SMH Foundation and Valley Drug Mart Pharmasave)– to Dr. Marissa Ley.

Mid Valley Region Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee members Anne Crowell & Don Hyslop
Anne and Don present Dr. Ley with a Foundation-logo’d Medical Bag. Congratulations, Dr. Ley!