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January 2018

GUILDERSON, Joan E. – Age 75, of Parrsboro passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, she was the daughter of the late John and Daisy (Canning) Guilderson. Joan was a graduate of Acadia University and became a school teacher. She taught school in Arvida, Quebec and Australia. She later worked more than 27 years as an administrative assistant with the Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans in Dartmouth. She is survived by a brother, John (Cindy), Parrsboro; nephews, Joshua, Jonathan, Jacob, Wayne, Greg; great nieces, Mailie and Malia. She was predeceased by a brother, Ronald. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia or to the Parrsboro Baptist Church. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

ELLIOTT, M. Jean – Age 87, of Economy passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Debert Court, Debert. Born in Bass River, she was a daughter of the late Roland and Sadie (Suttis) Hegan. She is survived by her husband, Carl; a daughter, Glenda Huggett, Etobicoke and Economy; sons, William "Bill" (Natalie), Little Bass River; Michael "Mike" (Roda), Bass River; a brother, Arthur Hegan, Victoria, B.C.; 5 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by sisters, Glendeanne, Natalie; brothers, William, Donald. A Celebration of Life service will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

McNEIL, Frank Vernon - 73, Crowes Mills, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 27, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was a son of the late Robert E. and Margaret (Pritchett) McNeil. Frank leaves to mourn his wife of 50 years, Carolyn (Roode) McNeil; son, Eric (Tina) McNeil; grandchildren, Logan and Mason, McNeil; brother, Michael (Carolyn) McNeil; sisters, Susan (Ralph) Gosby, Sandra (Barry) Mellish, all of Truro; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Joe; sisters, Marilyn Henderson, Mary Jane McNeil (Mullins). Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Thursday, February 1, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro, Father Joseph Thomas and Father Cristinel Fartadi officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CROSSMAN, Culton O. – Age 90, of Middle Sackville, and formerly of East Fraserville. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Culton O. Crossman on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital, Musquodoboit Harbour with his family by his side. Born in East Fraserville, he was a son of the late Otto and Annabelle (McLellan) Crossman. He is survived by his wife, the former Ruby Dowe; a daughter, Geneva Williams (William), Ingonish; a son, Jeffrey Crossman (Ann), Whites Lake; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Daniel in infancy; sisters, Ida (Patrick) Canning and Geraldine (Lamont) Morris. Culton lived, worked and married his wife, Ruby (of 70 years) in East Fraserville and moved to Sackville where he worked for the Dept. of Transportation and later for Atlantic Sand and Gravel and Gateway Materials up until his retirement at age 70. Special thanks to Dr. Harris Crooks for taking on Dad’s care following his move to Purcell’s Cove, and also thanks to the staff at Twin Oaks. In keeping with Culton’s wishes, he will be cremated and ashes held for service and burial at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Lung Association or to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com   

JOYCE, Calvin Reid – 77, Truro, passed away January 30, 2018 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Advocate Harbour, he was the son of the late Arthur and Damaris Joyce. Calvin and his wife enjoyed travelling around to the Bluegrass Festivals in their motorhome. He was an outdoors man liked hunting and enjoyed time spent at the cottage in Advocate Harbour. He cherished his two dogs, Rosie and Gracie. Calvin was a carpenter by trade and worked for many years throughout Nova Scotia. He enjoyed cars especially his treasured 1975 Buick. He is survived by his wife, Muriel Rose Canfield Joyce; sons, James "Jim" Joyce (Vanda), Stewiacke, Doug Joyce (Sandra), Brookfield; daughters, Sherry Joyce and Carolann Joyce, both of Truro; grandchildren, Chad and Tyler Fleck, Lisa and Brandy Joyce; stepchildren, Gloria (Allen) Turner, Brookfield; Steve (Michelle) Canfield, Sackville, Wanda Canfield (Stephen), Halifax, Mark Canfield, Truro; step grandchildren, Cory Canfield, Kelsey Canfield, Jackie Canfield and Blake Canfield; former wife, Maxine; brother in law, Ken (Patti) Langille; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, Calvin was predeceased by brother, Claude and second wife, Mae Joyce. A Celebration of his Life was held February 3, 2018 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Donations may be made to Diabetes Canada or charity of choice. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

STEWART, Kenneth Ross – 67, East Mountain. It is with great sadness that the family of Kenneth Ross Stewart announce his passing January 31, 2018. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Ken will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 44 years, Kathy and children, Nathan (Catherine), Michelle (Chad) and his granddaughter Hannah. Ken will also be forever remembered by his mother Jean Stewart, his brother and sisters. Anything Coca Cola put the biggest smile on his face and his "coke collection" was something he loved to show off. He loved a good book specifically his westerns. His golden heart stopped beating and his hard-working hands are at rest. A celebration of life was held February 3rd at the Bible Hill Fire Hall, Pictou Road. Donations in Ken’s memory may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home where on-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MOORE, Gordon Rutherford, Truro passed away peacefully on January 31, 2018 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro with his family at his side. Gordon was born in Apohaqui, on May 18, 1930 and was the son of the late Annie Elizabeth McKnight and Alexander Clarke Moore. Gordon started his career at A.L. Parlee & Son, Apohaqui, Dominion Stores Ltd., Truro and Liverpool, owner of Moore’s I.G.A., Truro, Kerr Controls Ltd, Truro, Mountain Golf and Country Club, East Mountain, Dave Wilson’s Ski Shop, Truro and Wentworth, served the Executive of Pony Club, Sunday School Superintendent, Church Session, Chairman of the Board of Stewards, Chairman of the Christian Education, Executive of Community Athletic Association, member of First United Church and one of the founders of Men’s Fellowship Group with help from his dear friend, Ed Lockhart. Gordon leaves behind his loving wife Mary (Ward) of 67 years, children Heather (Peter) Robichaud, Dave (Jennifer) Moore, Cheryl  (Tony) Orr; grandchildren Scott MacLean (Cyndi), Truro, Shawn MacLean (Cindy), Enfield, Nick MacLean, (Amanda) Halifax, Ryan Moore (Emily), Edmonton, Tracy Moore, Victoria BC, Lauren (Adam) Moore, Toronto ON, Tamara (Kevin) Pearce, Red  Deer, AB, André Robichaud (Tiffany), Truro; great grandchildren, Gracie, Zackary, Daniel, Bailey, Owen; sisters Kathleen Henry, Jean Smith, brother Jim (Donna), nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, Gordon was predeceased by his brothers Stewart and Cecil Moore and grandson Brendon Orr. Special thanks to nurses and doctors on 3D wing. Funeral services was held February 4 with Rev. Valerie Kingsbury officiating at First United Church, Truro. Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Truro First United Church or Bible Hill Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WEATHERBEE, Tracy Ann (Beauchamp) – 47, Truro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday evening, January 31, 2018, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, she was a daughter of Barbara (Linderman) Railton, Strathroy, Ontario, and the late Gilbert Beauchamp. Along with her parents, she is survived by her husband, Clifford "Cliff" Weatherbee; children, Brendan Beauchamp, Chelsea Weatherbee, all of Truro; siblings, Debbie, Donna, Cindy, Monty, Brent. Along with her father, she was predeceased by her sister, Darlene. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private interment will be held at a later date. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

POWER, Paige C. - Age 28, of Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Moose Jaw, Sask., she was a daughter of Ronda MacBurnie (Junior Hazel), Parrsboro and Michael Power (Thelma), Alberta. She is survived by her son, Khadim; sisters, Melodie Power, her twin (Josh Smith), Wolfville; Nikita Rio (Jeff), Greenwood; maternal grandfather, Ronald MacBurnie "Gup" (Beth Poirier), Lower Five Islands; paternal grandfather, Jimmy Power, Five Islands; nieces, Kylea, Ashlynn and Martina; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by maternal grandmother, Carolyn; paternal grandmother, Dorothy. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

PRIEST, Mary Amanda (Faulkner) - It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our mother, Mary Amanda Priest (Faulkner), beloved wife of Percy Priest. Mary passed away peacefully on Friday, February 9, 2018 at home in Economy, Nova Scotia. Mary was born in Swan River, Manitoba on May 14, 1932, daughter of the late Leonard and Sara (Lewis) Faulkner. She was 39 plus tax. Mary moved with her family from Manitoba to Nova Scotia when she was young. Mary married Percy Priest on August 5, 1950, and they were married for 67 wonderful years. After they married, they moved to Ontario to make a better life for themselves. Mary is survived by her husband, Percy and her children, Linda (Chris) of Brampton, ON., David (Shirley) of Hillsborough, N.B., Teresa (Jack) Bowmanville, ON., Alan (Jody) of Huntsville, ON.; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mary is also survived by her sister, Beryl Wheeler of Sackville, N.B. Mary was predeceased by her son, Donald and her sister, Ruby; brothers, Lewis, Cam, Pursel and LeRoy. The family has decided to have a celebration of life in the summer when all the family can be together. The family would like to thank all the VON staff and professional service workers for all the care that was given to Mary and the help and support given to Percy and family. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

HATFIELD, Harold V. – Age 95, of Lakelands, Cumberland County passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Amherst, he was a son of the late Winfred and Edith (Purdy) Hatfield. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the Merchant Marine, having made 18 crossings of the Atlantic and Pacific in convoys. Following the war, he attended forestry school and was later employed with the Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forest until his retirement. Harold had a great love of nature and the outdoors, spending time at his beloved camp in Lakelands with friends and family. He is survived by a daughter, Bev Morris (Steve), Parrsboro; sons, Dana (Lanalee), Dartmouth; Kim (Sandra), Fredericton; Ian (Adrienne), Lakelands; step-sons, Robert (Charlotte), David (Caroline) and Brent (Lisa) Godfrey, all of Halifax; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Christine (Huntly); his second wife, Shirley (Campbell); a son, Harold "Hal". A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

McCABE, Reginald Vincent - Debert, passed away on February 11, 2018. Raised in Cumberland County, NS, he was the youngest son of Helen Archen (Fraser) and Vincent Alexander McCabe. Over his 82 years he touched many lives whether you were family, friend or colleague. Reg enjoyed motorcycling with both his children, going to rallies and having a good time. After moving to Debert, he enjoyed the local dances, the kitchen parties at home and he and Bev were known to host the Biker’s BBQ.  It seemed everywhere he went he knew someone or they knew of him. He is survived by his daughter Gina (Richard) Sackville; his two grandchildren, Dylan (Moncton) and Hayley (Sackville); his life partner Beverley, Debert; step-children, Myles Ferguson and Julie Ferguson. He was predeceased by brothers Fraser (Marjorie) and Bruce (Audrey); son Deryk; granddaughter Racheal and stepson Matt Ferguson.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial Service was held February 17 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Pastor Bill Martin officiating. Donations in Reg’s memory may be made to Diabetes Canada. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WINTERS, Marguerite V. ‘Marg’ – Age 93, of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on Monday, February 12, 2018 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro surrounded by the love of her family. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Otto and Mary (McGrath) Phinney. Marg was a life-long member of St. George’s Anglican Church Choir, the St. George’s ACW and Parrsboro Legion Branch No. 45 Ladies Auxiliary. She was a loving mother of Sandra Hiltz (Doug), Parrsboro; Maria Winters, Parrsboro; Clovia Atkinson (John), Parrsboro; Virginia Pettigrew, Calgary, Alta.; Mike Winters (Heather), Parrsboro; Bernie Winters (Sherry), Morell, PEI. Devoted grandmother of 17 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Roy in 2012; sisters, Rhoda Blenkhorn, Cecelia Parker; her brother, Lawrence ‘Peewee’ Phinney. Funeral service was held February 15, 2018 at St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. George’s Anglican Church. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

AYER, Harold M. – Age 76, of Lakelands passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018 at High-Crest Nursing Home, Springhill. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Wyman and Mabel (Henwood) Ayer. Harold was a retired farmer having worked with Hanna Farms for more than 52 years. He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Hunter; a sister, Margaret Milton (Norris), Hillsborough, N.B.; Earl (Ada), Fenwick; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Glen and Loman. Funeral service was held at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, February 21, 2018, Rev. Emmanuel Mutale officiating. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

McCULLY, A. Paulette – Age 71, of Ward’s Brook passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family, and into the awaiting loving arms of her husband, Lindsay. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Ethel (Lingard) Crossman. Paulette worked at various nursing homes and restaurants, including the Shulie Correctional Facility. She furthered her career working for 20 years as the mail carrier along the Parrsboro Shore with Canada Post. She had a love of cooking, sewing, and a new found love for gardening, along with the love of her hummingbirds and cardinals. She is survived by daughters, Stephanie Duguay (Dwayne), Acton, Ont., and their children, Erika (Shawn) and Ryan; Veronica Warren (Byron), Port Greville, and their children, B.J. and Nic; Samantha McCrindle (Kevin), Parrsboro, and their children, Tori and Grayson (aka Jason); a son, Lindsay, Jr. (Karen), Advocate Harbour, and their daughter, Chloe; great-grandsons, Carter and Colton, both of Milton, Ont.; a sister, Lavina "Viney" DeWitt (William); a brother, Herbie; numerous sister and brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Lindsay H.C. McCully, Sr. in 2016; sisters, Larena, Muriel, Hilda, Evelyn, Myrna, Elaine; brothers, Lindsey, Cecil, Peter; several sister and brother-in-laws; nephews, Danny, Kevin. Funeral service was held February 24, 2018 at the Port Greville Baptist Church, Pastor Doug Lake officiated. Burial in the River Bank Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to VON Cumberland. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

RUSHTON, Wade Stanley – It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Wade on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the Halifax Infirmary. By his side were the love of his life, Kelly, the apple of his eye, Janelle, soon to be son-in-law, Ruban and his second family, Edison, Lisa, Sidney and Camryn. Next to spending time with his two girls, going on all of their hysterical adventures and playing with Janelle’s 5 dogs – Dallas, Ella, Molly, Raine and Talan, who he called his grandkids. Wade loved going to all the car shows around Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and his bi-annual trips to Carlisle, PA. You would find the 3 musketeers (Wade, Mike and Edison) always up to some sort of shenanigans and coming home with the craziest stories of their time together. On the weekends he wasn’t at a car show, you could find Wade somewhere on a golf course or cruising the back roads on his motorcycle. He was employed at Scotsburn Dairy for 33 years, where he spent his day making people laugh with his one-liners and dry sense of humor. Special thanks to the team aboard LifeFlight, the nurses and doctors at the VG 3A ICU and Halifax Infirmary MSICU 5.2. Also special thanks to his sister Marilyn for looking after him until his girls got there. A Celebration of Life was held February 28 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Donations may be made in Wade’s memory to the Bathurst SPCA or the MS Society of Nova Scotia. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

DOW, Cynthia D. "Cindy" - Age 55, of Southampton passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Toronto, Ont., she was a daughter of Catherine (Smith) Churchill, Springhill and the late Glendon Churchill. She is survived by her loving husband, Peter Dow; sons, Jeff Black (Erica), Annapolis Valley; Josh Black (Nikita), Amherst; step-daughter, Brittany Salter (Jimmy), Parrsboro; a sister, Cathy (Rod Morris), Athol Road; a brother, Glendon (Betty), Cornerbrook, Nfld.; sister-in-law, Crystal Warren, Southampton; brothers-in-law, Harry (Susan), Lower Maccan; Sam (Kathy), Oromocto, N.B.; Jim (Rita), Petawawa, Ont.; Lawrence (MaryAnn), Lower Maccan; her special aunt (friend), Diane Warren, Chignecto; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother-in-law, Kenneth Warren. A ‘Remembrance of Life’ celebration was held February 25, 2018 at the Southampton Community Centre. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


 

February 2018

LANGILLE, Lyman Lester "Sonny" - September 28, 1940 – January 2, 2018. Les is survived by his loving family: wife Donna Langille of Stettler, AB; daughters Laurel Langille of Alix, AB and Christa Langille (Kevin Fisher) of Stettler, AB; granddaughters: Brooklyn Brown of Calgary, AB, Delaney Armstrong (Richard Moisan) of Stettler, AB and Natalie Armstrong of Stettler, AB; sisters: Jean Swallow of NS, Audrey (Jack) McFadden of ON, Marilyn Sabean of NS and Sharon (Ross) Burns of NS; sisters and brothers in law: Bernice Wells of Stettler, AB, George Smith (Myrna) of Bowden, AB, Patsy Lattery (Ray) of Stettler, AB, Lyle (Betty) Smith of Stettler, AB and Gordon (Brenda) Smith of Stettler, AB; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and many friends. Les was predeceased by his parents Lawrence and Virginia Langille; parents in law Chester Smith and Betty Johnson; brothers in law: Harvey Swallow, Wendall Sabean and Jim Lattery. A celebration of Les’ life was held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the Stettler Funeral Home, Stettler, AB with long time friends Kerry and Dora Grettum leading the service. A time of fellowship followed at the Royal Canadian Legion. Les will be laid to rest in Bass River, NS at a later date. Donations in memory of Les are gratefully accepted to the Alzheimer Society or a charity of the donor’s choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, P.O. Box 1780, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0, 403-742-3422, who were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. To send condolences to Les’ family, please visit www.stettlerfuneralhome.com

BROWNELL, Gerald William - 88, North River, passed away peacefully in the morning of December 11, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born April 2, 1929 in Eureka, Pictou County, and then moving to Truro in 1934, he was the youngest son of Blanche and Frank Brownell. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Lois (Higgins); daughter, Kimberly; son, Mark (Heidi); grandson Daniel and granddaughters Abigael and Sarah; brother, Cecil (Verna, deceased); sisters in law, Marion (Franklyn) Fulton, Sylvia (Ernie) Hingley, Goldie (Muir) Murdoch, Beverly (Norman) Hingley, Sharon (Marc) Miron; brothers in law, Lyman (Helen) Higgins and Curtis (Bette) Higgins; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Shelley; brothers, Russell, Arnold (Frances), Elmer (Faith), Archer (Mildred), and Walter; brother in law Lawrence and sister in law, Shirley Higgins. Gerald was an electrician and a teacher at the Colchester Regional Vocational School from the time it opened until his retirement. He was a member and past deacon of the First Baptist Church, a long-time member of the Masonic Lodge #43, actively involved in 4-H, a cub scout leader and a founding member of the North River and District Fire Brigade. He loved his horses which he enjoyed until he was in his 70’s. Gerald looked forward to his time spent at the family cottage in Northport. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. A Firefighter tribute service was held December 13. Funeral Service was held December 14, beginning with a Masonic Lodge tribute service. Rev. Paul D. Worden officiated. Interment at a later date in Robie Street Cemetery. Donations in Gerald’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to a charity of your choice. Online messages of condolence at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

DICKIE, Matthew Adam Whidden – 34, Truro, passed away peacefully, with his parents at his side, on Wednesday morning, December 20, 2017, at The Mira Long Term Care Facility, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of David and Karen (McCallum) Dickie. Along with his parents, Matthew is survived by his son, Ethan Adam David Dickie, Bible Hill; brother, Jason Dickie, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Ethan’s mother, Kaitlin Pitts (Nick Brown), Bible Hill; aunt, Gail (Colin) Hamilton, Greenfield; uncle, Tony (Gail) Dickie, Bible Hill; several cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Jackie Carde; paternal grandparents, Peter and Anna (Whidden) Dickie. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Matthew’s family received friends on Saturday, December 30, 2017. Interment will be held in Onslow Island Cemetery at a later date. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

DUNLAP, George William  71, East Mountain, passed away peacefully, with Katherine and Linda at his side, on Wednesday evening, December 20, 2017, at Willow Lodge, Tatamagouche. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late John and Agnes (Hamilton) Dunlap. George is survived by four daughters; sisters, Anna (Len) Martin, Comox, British Columbia; Matilda (Bill) Harrison, Edmonton, Alberta; Katherine Downing, Onslow Mountain; Shirley (Harold) Stairs, Burtts Corner, New Brunswick; brother-in-law, Calvin Peppard, Alberta; special friend and caregiver, Linda Rushton, East Mountain; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Mary (Max) Graham, Bertha Peppard, Irene (Donald) Armsworthy; brothers, Andrew Dean, Mark Dean, Thomas Dean, Jim Dean, Haliburton Dunlap, Robert Dunlap. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, December 23, 2017, Pastor Bruce Steeves officiated. Interment was in Belmont Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

RUSHTON, Sharon Veronica – 74 of Londonderry passed away suddenly December 21, 2017 at home. Born in Truro, she was the daughter of the late Logan and Minnie (Moore) MacLean. Sharon loved to cook, crochet, knit, sew and sing with Ray. She is survived by her loving companion of 40 years, Raymond Savoie; daughters, Shauna (Mariano) Arruda, Shelley (Lloyd) MacKenzie; step-children, son, Ray Thomas; daughter, Anne Savoie; grandchildren, Sharlane, Kyle and Logan (Faith) MacKenzie; great-granddaughters, Kaylee, Sawyer; sister, Jennie Robinson; brother, Nelson Allan. Funeral service was held December 28 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Rev. Dr. Betty Johnson officiated. Spring interment in Folly Mountain Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

PURDY, Mary Katharine (Flemming) passed away peacefully on December 21, 2017 at the age of 94 in Truro, N.S. Kay was born in Truro on January 7, 1923, the daughter of W.A. (Bill) Flemming and Helen (Dunlop) Flemming. She was a top student, receiving the Governor General’s Award in grade 12 and going on to Mt. Allison University. She married her high school sweet heart, Carl (Baldy) Purdy, and they shared 70 wonderful years together. She is survived by her sister, Anne (Flemming) Gookin, brothers, George Flemming (Shelley) and James Flemming, cousin, Carolyn (Flemming) McDonald, sister-in-law, Elizabeth Flemming (William), children, Gale Katharine Cook (Ron), Carl Thomas Purdy (Jeanne), John Purdy (Shauna), Mary Anne Purdy, William (Bill) Purdy ( Barb), Jeffrey Purdy, daughter-in-law, Pam Cochrane, thirteen grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. These family members, as well as Kay’s many nieces and nephews have been touched by her generosity and wisdom and will miss her greatly. Kay was predeceased by her husband, Carl David Purdy, daughter Beth Hebert, son-in-law Dean Hebert, her father, W.A. (Bill) Flemming, mother, Helen (Dunlop) Flemming, and brothers, William and Albert Flemming. Kay was known throughout the Nova Scotia rug hooking community for her beautiful hooked rugs. She received the Life Member Award from the Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia for her contributions as president and as a certified teacher. She was also an honourary member of the Colchester Heritage Rug Hookers, and a member of the Marigold Guild of Needle Arts. Involvement in recent years included the Old Barns United Church Women, the Colchester Historical Society, the Truro Golf Club and the Truro Curling Club. A Funeral Service was held in Old Barns United Church, 2603 Hwy 236, Old Barns. A private interment will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to Old Barns United Church or the VON Colchester East Hants. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks for the support from all the staff at Parkland, Truro, and to all the medical staff on 2E and the Palliative Care team at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home website: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

ATKINSON, Doris E. - Age 85, of West Brook passed away Friday, December 22, 2017 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. She was the daughter of the late Ed and Ada Blanche (Doncaster) Brown. Doris grew up in Lakelands, moving to West Brook with her husband Glenn, after their marriage in 1958. Doris had two great loves, her family and teaching. She would often help Glenn in the summer at Glenn's County Market by baking pies and bread daily. During the rest of the year, she taught Grade 1 at Parrsboro Regional Elementary School, and her teaching career spanned more than 35 years. After retirement, she still missed the classroom, so she would supply teach whenever the opportunity arose. Doris also insisted on feeding anyone who walked in the door of her home, no one ever left hungry. She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Glenn in 2010. She is survived by her sister, Doreen Webber (Ronnie), Lower Sackville; sons, Joe (Carissa), West Brook; Mark (Pauline), Riverview, NB; grandchildren, Ryan, Megan and Graham; brothers-in-law, Courtney, Kelowna, BC; Carson, Chipman, NB; as well, many nieces and nephews. A special thank you to the caring staff of the South Cumberland Community Care Centre. Funeral service was held December 27, 2017 at the Parrsboro Baptist Church. Rev. Emmanuel Mutale officiated. Burial in the West Brook Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Parrsboro Baptist Church, the West Brook Memorial Gardens Cemetery, SCCCC Recreation Program or the Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

SIMPSON, Daniel Andrew "Danny" - 71, Great Village, passed away peacefully in his sleep listening to Barry White after a valiant battle with cancer on Sunday, December 24, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. His last thoughts were of his family and probably on how he will get his "seniors discount" in heaven. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, he was the son of the late Elaine Bird and Robert Ambridge. As a loving husband and as a loving father, he leaves behind a legacy in his children, Shane (Jassandre) Simpson and Staci Simpson and in his granddaughter, Lexa Adamyk-Simpson. He will be missed by his many friends and family. Danny was much loved by his sisters, Susan, Nancy and Rene (Ron); loving uncle to Jason (Paula), Kelly (Jeff), Nancy (Clay), Lindsay (Luke), Jenny (Andrew) and Chris (Kaitlyn); great uncle to Kiahna (Josh), Brooklyn, Quin, Morgan, Alex and Olivia. "Hug coming through the wire". In keeping with Danny’s wishes, he was not one for a fuss so there will be no visitation or funeral service. Memorial service and private family interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SMYLIE, Cynthia "Cindy" - 87, Great Village, passed away peacefully Monday, December 25, 2017, on her late husband’s (Charles Samuel "Chuck" Smylie) birthday, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Cindy is loved and will be deeply missed by her children, Wanda Simpson, Great Village; Pamela Pearson, Kitchener, Ontario; Terry (Jan) Smylie, Ayr, Ontario. Cindy was Nana to, Shane (Jassandre) Simpson, Staci Simpson, Yolande Branch; Grandmother to, Lynn and Jan Strickland, Julie and John Bell, Doug and Dawn Pearson, Kim (John) Mirotta, Jennifer and Luke Smylie and Great Grandmother to Lexa Adamyk-Simpson, Charlie and Lilly Mirotta. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sons, Patrick Smylie, Danny Simpson; step-son, Michael Smylie. In keeping with Cindy’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Memorial service and private family interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

ABBOTT , (Gamble), Helen Josephine - Age 97 of Bass River, passed away on December 30, 2017, in Debert Court, with her loving family beside her. Surviving are her children, Robert Patriquin, Brian Patriquin, Gayle Vance (Gary), Terry Patriquin (Sherry), Judy McLaughlin (William), and Cindy Grue; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her first husband, Orville Patriquin; her second husband, Robert Abbott; son, Michael; daughters- in-law, Susan and Myrna; sonin- law, Stuart; six sisters and brothers. Helen loved her family home on her flowers, and skunking people at crib. Cremation has place. No visitation by request. A Celebration of her Life was held January 3rd, in Riverside United Church, Bass River. Memorial donations may be made to Riverside Cemetery, Bass River. The family would like to thank the staff of Debert Court, Willow Lodge, and the VON girls, for taking such good care of Helen. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. www.arimatheafuneral.ca

HARRISON, Isobel "Susanne" (McLeod), 72 – Shortts Lake, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2017 in the Palliative Care Unit of the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Saint John, NB she was the daughter of the late James and Mae (Reid) McLeod. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Larry Harrison (MLA for Colchester South); daughter, Stacey (Jason), Shortts Lake; son Brent (Meredith), Brookfield; brothers, Richard (Debbie) McLeod, James (Ingrid) McLeod, both of Saint John, NB; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Harrison, Rothesay, NB; brother-in-law, Bev (Marjorie) Harrison, Hampton, NB; her cherished grandchildren, Gavin and Paige; nieces and nephews. Susanne’s vocation in life was her family. Her dream was to continue to make lasting memories with her family and when she couldn't due to illness, she unselfishly, gave that gift to those she was leaving behind to celebrate her life and legacy. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude for the loving care provided by Dr. Courtney Smith, Dr. Don Rowe and the entire palliative care team and their willingness in fulfilling her final wish.

Cremation has taken place and according to her wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro where on-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

PRATT, Irene Edith - of Central Onslow, passed away peacefully Monday, January 1, 2018, at The Mira Long Term Care Centre Truro. Born in Truro, December 24, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Mary (MacGregor) Dickson. Irene is survived by her husband, George Arthur Pratt, the love of her life for 73 years; daughters, Joan (Al) Roland, Truro; Mary Pratt (Judi Milne) Conquerall Bank; sons, Robert (Judy) Pratt, Brian Pratt (Vicki Spears), Truro Heights; Michael Pratt (Joyce Arsenault), Central Onslow; Randy Pratt (Pauline Currie), Harmony; sister, Audrey "Dixie" Organ; Truro; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brother-in-law, Rexford "Rex" Organ; niece, Carol Organ. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Monday, January 8, 2018, Rev. Glenn MacLean officiated. Interment at a later date in the Onslow Island Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

HECKBERT, David W. – Age 74, of Ward’s Brook, and formerly of Oshawa, Ont. passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Indian River, PEI, he was a son of the late Wilfred and Rose (McGinnis) Heckbert. He is survived by sons, Alan Heckbert, Parrsboro; Glenn Dowe (Pat), Kingston, Ont.; sisters, Marjorie MacDonald, Sudbury, Ont.; Josephine Comeau (Joseph), Medicine Hat, Alta.; Eleanor Gaudet, Lethbridge, Alta.; Marion McGee (Wayne), Medicine Hat, Alta.; brothers, Les (Michelle), Medicine Hat, Alta.; Edward (Denise), Oshawa, Ont.; William, Calgary, Alta.; Leonard (Marilyn), Medicine Hat, Alta.; Ronald (Shelly), Brooks, Alta.; seven grandchildren, Chris, Erin, Jamie, Rebecca, Rachel, Jessica, Jennifer; several great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife, Nora (Nuttall) in 1994; a sister, Lillian. Funeral service was held January 12, 2018 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Burial in the Apple River Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WORKS, Allan "Bud" Cameron – 79, East Mountain, passed away January 10, 2018 at home after fighting cancer the way he lived life – with a positive attitude and without complaint. He was born in Truro Heights on September 1, 1938 to the late Clarence and Gwen (Hughes) Works. Bud worked as a truck driver, mechanic and for 24 years with Domtar/Stella Jones before retiring 20 years ago. Being a father made Bud happy and he loved his girls. Being a grandfather put him over the moon and each and every grandchild held a special place in his heart. Nothing made him happier than family gatherings on the mountain. He is survived by his wife of almost 61 years, Dorothy (Stewart); five daughters, Jeannie (Brian) Stewart, Kathy (Jim) Corbett, Wendy (Joe) Gould, Sonya (John) Gould, Sherry Works (Greg Penny); grandchildren, Allan (Melissa), Stacey (Rick), Andy (Vicki), Alicia, Savannah, Hannah and Jonas; great grandchildren, Ricky, Paige, Tristan and Jonathan; brothers, Keith (Pearl), Junior (Mary) and Don; many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, Bud was predeceased by daughter, Tracey in infancy; brother, Lloyd and sisters, Betty and Eileen. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life Service was held January 13th Spring Interment in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro. Family flowers only. Donations in Bud’s memory may be made to the Palliative Care or to the VON. The family wish to thank Dr. Michael Murray, VON Home Care Workers and the Palliative Care Team for the amazing care Dad received. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CURRY, (Thompson, Littlejohns), Elizabeth age 95. Born in Chatham NB, Beth was the daughter of Rev. Frank and Helen (Forsyth) Littlejohns of Charlottetown, PEI. She was predeceased by brother, Rev. Donald Littlejohns of Calgary, sister, Nancy Creelman of Ottawa, and husband Harold Curry. Beth is survived by loving children Hugh (Anne Holland) Thompson, Nancy Thompson, Carolyn Littlejohns (Denis Lafontaine) and beloved granddaughters Naomi Heikalo, Nina Thompson and Delphine Holland. She was affectionately "adopted" by three step-sons Michael (Janice Vassallo) Curry, Tim (Colleen) Curry and Jonathan (Janet) Curry and their families (six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren). Also in her close family circle are her brother’s family Elaine, Bob and Gordon Littlejohns, her sister’s family June, David and William Creelman, and many nieces and nephews. At Dal she met Harold (Hal) Thompson, and after their marriage began teaching at the Halifax Ladies College. Upon his ordination in the United Church of Canada, Beth served with him in parishes of Bass River NS, East Saint John NB, Windsor NS, Lachute QC and Montreal QC. After Hal’s death, Beth returned to work as a school secretary and was a volunteer in adult literacy in Montreal. She maintained decades-long friendships and made friends of all ages easily. One longstanding friendship blossomed into a loving second marriage with Harold Curry in 1991. Beth and Harold shared a love of literature, humour, wordplay and travel and found great happiness together until Harold’s death in 2012. The family thanks the staff of Fergus Hall and Colchester East Hants Health Centre for their care and kindness. The funeral service was held January 17 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow, Truro. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Literacy Nova Scotia, PO Box 1516, Truro NS B2N 3V2 or St. Andrews United Church, 55 King Street, Truro NS B2N 3K8. Online messages of condolence: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

HAMILTON, Michael R. "Mike" – Age 58, of Lower Five Islands passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Pembroke, Ont., he was a son of Annabelle (Lake) Hamilton, Diligent River and the late Richard Hamilton. He is survived by his wife, the former Kim Smith; a daughter, Jillian Hamilton (Colby Cudmore), Charlottetown, PEI; a son, Michael (Laura), Brookfield; sisters, Jackie Webb (Vincent), Lower Five Islands; Robin Hamilton (Stanley Lake), Amherst; a brother, Jay (Rhonda), Oxford; a granddaughter, Emma, Brookfield; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held January 19, 2018 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Elizabeth Davies officiated. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

GORDON, Barbara Ann - 93, Truro, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2018 at MacLeod House, Hilden. Born in Victoria, Cumberland County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Alexander and Edna Eileen (Mosher) Murphy. Barbara graduated from the Normal College in Truro as a teacher. She started her teaching career at the age of 17 in Conn Mills, Cumberland County, continued her work in Wentworth and Tangier, after which she began a long career teaching at the provincial School for the Deaf in Halifax, Amherst, and finally Truro. After 40 years of teaching, Barbara retired in June 1981. She is survived by her son, John and wife Darlene, Wolfville; sister, Eileen and devoted companion Sharon, Victoria, Cumberland County; three grandsons, Jacob (Vancouver), Samuel (Fredericton), and Jonah (Halifax); as well as several nephews/nieces and their families. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald; sister, Mary; brother, Alfred; and stepbrother, Robb. There will be no visitation. Funeral Mass was held January 22nd in Immaculate Conception Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro. Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiated.  Funeral arrangements are under the care of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Burial will take place at St. Cornelius Church Cemetery in Streets Ridge in the spring. Barbara was a generous donor to a wide range of charities. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of choice.  Condolences to the family may be made by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

DUNPHY, Charles Wayne, 72, Lower Onslow, passed away Wednesday night, January 17, 2018 at Colchester East Hants Health Centre surrounded by his loving family. Born November 16th, 1945, in Port Greville, Nova Scotia, he was the son of the late Lena Marsh and grandson of the late Mary Dunphy. Wayne was an iron worker by trade for more than 40 years. He enjoyed carpentry and classic cars, but his real passion was music, especially Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. In his spare time he also enjoyed going to community dances with his darling wife and socializing with the numerous friends he had made over his years. He is predeceased by his brother Laverne of Port Greville.  He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Helen Dale Dunphy (Davis); along with two daughters; Angela (Perry) Andrews of Edmonton, Alberta and Shelley (Troy) Nelson of Calgary, Alberta; 1 grandchild Brayden Charles Andrews; two siblings, Darlene (Michael) Taggart of Truro, Nova Scotia and Susan Marsh of Halifax, Nova Scotia; and many other loving nieces, nephews and relatives. Memorial services for Wayne was held January 27th, 2018 at the Peniel United Church in Five Islands with Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial will follow in Peniel United Church Cemetery. Memorial donations may be sent to the Peniel United Church or the Five Islands Fire Hall. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro, N.S. where on-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

NEWCOMBE, Karen Lee (Letcher) – 72, Truro, passed peacefully with family by her side on January 19, 2018 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Daughter of the late Doris (Jones) and Alonzo Letcher. Born in Truro, she grew up in Wentworth and lived with her husband and children in the Truro area. She loved antiques and music. She delivered papers for many years. Survived by her husband, Clayton; sons, David (Carole) and Fred (Janice), daughter-in-law, Kim; grandchildren – Jordan (Andrew), Cody (Katelyn), Jacob (Chelsea), Brett (Kaylah) and Daniel; sisters – Dianne (Robert) Ring, Peggy (Winston) Patriquin and Shannon Letcher (Tim Rushton), sisters-in-law – Vi Blair-Letcher and Helen (Clarence) Duggan; many special cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by her parents, son, Shawn, brother, Ed; brothers-in-law, Terry Palmer and Geordie Drummond. Special thanks to EHS and CEHHC emergency and third floor staff. There will be no visitation or funeral as per request. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com  

LYNDS, Jean Evelyn – It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jean Evelyn Lynds, January 20, 2018 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Family graveside service will be held at a later date. Full obituary and online condolences visit: www.ColchesterCommunity.com  

MACKINNON, Alice L. – Age 92, of West Advocate passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 at the Bayview Memorial Health Centre, Advocate Harbour. Born in Montreal, PQ, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Amy (Greening) Meredith. She is survived by a daughter, Carol Leblanc (James Wells), Whitby, Ont.; sons, David (Karen), Kingston, Ont.; Eric (Marilyn), West Advocate; James, New Salem; 8 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Malcolm; brothers, Albert and Melvin. Funeral service was held January 27, 2018 at the Advocate Baptist Church, Rev. Clarence Clark officiated. Memorial donations may be made to the Bayview Memorial Health Centre Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

HAMPTON, Harold Frederick - WWII Veteran, Onslow, passed away peacefully on January 22, 2018 at 97. Predeceased by his wife Mary. Survived by sons Fred (Diane), Stan (Shirley); grandchildren Shane (Katy), Amanda (Matt); great grandsons Will, Finley, Sam, Cooper. No visitation by request. Spring celebration of life and burial in Onslow Island Cemetery. On-line condolences available at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

McCULLY, Vernon Archibald – 84, Great Village, passed away at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, with his family at his side. Vernon was born in Debert, on Friday, October 13, 1933, and was a son of the late Lloyd and Bessie (Archibald) McCully. He leaves behind his wife and best friend, Carrie (McDorman) McCully of 57 years; his children, Kevin (Joanne) McCully, Kathy (Malcolm) Irvine, Jonathan (Susan Cho) McCully, Brent (Suzanne) McCully, Rachel (Tim) Legge; grandchildren, Anna, Kara, Luke, Madeline, Alex, Eli, Roland, Curtis, Meghan, Maria, Ethan, and Duncan; brother, Ralph (Dorinda) McCully; sisters, Elaine (Doug) Hodges, Ardith MacPherson, Kathleen Martin, Lorna Fisher; brother-in-law, Gordon (Ruby) McDorman; many nieces, nephews and Archibald cousins. Along with his parents, Vernon was predeceased by his siblings, Glenn McCully, Joe McCully, Dorothy Price, Chester McCully, Eva Staples; granddaughter, Emily Irvine. Family and friends are welcome to a celebration of Vernon’s life. Funeral service was held Thursday, January 25, 2018, at Debert United Church, 1237 Plains Road, Debert, Reverend Dan Gunn officiated. Spring interment in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


January 2018

McLEAN, Carolyn Elsie, 72, Debert, passed away peacefully November 4, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro.  Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Ronald and Gladys (Harrie) MacDonald.  Carolyn enjoyed genealogy, crosswords and spending time with her family and grandchildren.  She is survived by her second husband, Stephen McLean; daughter, Wanda (Shane) Slack; son, Darrell (Holly) Rector, both of Debert; grandchildren, Chris (Dalce) Slack, Kyle (Dawn) Slack; Brandon (Olivia) Slack; great-grandchildren, Carrie and Erica Slack; sister, Alice Ryan; brother, Wayne MacDonald; brother-in-law, Ross (Meredith) Rector; several nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Phyllis McLean and extended family.  Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Ronald Rector.  Cremation has taken place.  A private family committal will take place at a later date.  Donations in Carolyn’s memory may be made to the Christian Fellowship Centre, 1533 Plains Road, Debert, N.S.  B0M 1G0   Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SWAN, James "Brian" - 64, Truro. Loving son, brother, uncle and friend passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, after suffering complications due to intestinal surgery. Born in Windsor, Ontario, Brian was the eldest son of the late Basil and Delena (Geldart) Swan. He will be forever missed by his entire family and is survived by his brothers, David (Cathy), Robert (Kathleen), Gordon (Cathy); sister, Cindy (Eugene MacDonald); aunt, Joan Geldart; uncles, Paul Swan, Vaughn Geldart; nieces and nephews, Shawn, Amie, Jessica, Gavin, David, Christopher, Emily, Aaron, Kayla; ten great nieces and nephews and a wide circle of friends and colleagues. Private interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SHEARER, Alexander Watson "Alex" Jr.  67, North River, passed away peacefully, with his loving family at his side, on Friday, November 24, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of Florence (Blackmore) Shearer, Belmont, and the late Alexander Shearer, Sr. Along with his mother, Alex is survived by his siblings, Teddy (Marg), Roach (Leona), Russell, Eric (Donna), Terry Lynn (Kevin) and an army of nieces and nephews. Along with his father, he was predeceased by his siblings, Curtis (Odessa), Elmer (Marg), Geordie, Perry. A very special thank you is extended to Gordie and Peggy for their special care for Alex over the last 22 years. Private family interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LYNDS, Evelyn Anna – 91, Bible Hill, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late James and Winnifred (Dicks) Frizzell. Evelyn is survived by her children, Wayne (Grace) Lynds, Debert; Arlene (Mack) Blois, Hilden; grandsons, Wayne Sutherland, Truro; great grandson, RJ Sutherland, New Glasgow; sister, Helen (Doug) Glawson, Truro; brother, James Frizzell (Geraldine), Onslow; "like brother", Butch (Rosalie) Frizzell, Onslow; many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Howard Wyman Foster Lynds; sister, Joan (Phil) Lynds; brother, Eldridge (Jessie) Frizzell. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Friday, December 1, 2017, The Reverend Gary Yetman officiated. Interment was in Watson Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MACPHAIL, Earl Weaver - With heavy hearts we share the passing of Earl Weaver MacPhail, 87, of Truro, who passed away at the Vimy Court, Bible Hill on November 29, 2017. Born October 27, 1929 in Sydney NS, he was predeceased by his parents, James and Priscilla and son Randy. Earl’s employment as a cook in logging and mining camps took him to every province and territory in Canada throughout his 30+ year work career. He had a love for dogs and cats, watching most sports particularly curling and his beloved Toronto Blue Jays and was a member of the Truro Lions Club. Earl was an avid bowler in his earlier years and it was fitting in the final days of his life that he bowled with his twin sister and lifelong best friend, Peggy at Vimy Court where he spent his final days a few doors down from her. Earl is survived by his wife of 40 years, Muriel MacPhail (nee Langille); twin sister, Marguerite (Peggy) White; son. Brian Fowlie, wife Tara, and grandsons Logan and Jackson of Calgary AB; daughter, Carol Ann, and son, Jim. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro from where a time of reception and visitation was held December. Family interment in Bible Hill Cemetery. If so desired, donations in Earl's memory may be made to the Colchester Branch SPCA. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

KEIRSTEAD, LINDA G. – Age 69, of Caribou Island and Halifax passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017 in Halifax surrounded by loved ones. Born in Springhill, she was the daughter of the late Hilton and Lois (Gilbert) Moore, previously of Parrsboro. Linda grew up in Parrsboro and then attended Mount Allison University and UNB. After teaching English at Saint John High School for three years, her lifelong interest in travel began when she journeyed alone around the world. In 1975, she returned to Canada and while playing the organ at a wedding she met the bride’s brother, Drew, who soon became her best friend and loving husband. Linda and Drew lived in Truro for many years where she worked as a sales representative in the publishing business and later golf clothing before retiring to concentrate on her family, all while being a lifelong learner and an active volunteer. She served many charities and organizations - the Wentworth Ski Council, Cancer Society Corporate Fundraising, Marigold Cultural Cooperative Ltd., Colchester Regional Hospital Foundation, Opimian Wine Society Area Representative, Art Society and President of HALO, an international trade organization. Her journey continues knowing she will be dearly missed by Drew, her husband of over 40 years; son, James (Tanis) of Munich, Germany and daughter Christine O’Donnell (Drew) of Hammonds Plains; grandchildren, Liam, Ava, Maia and Senna. Linda was predeceased by her only sibling, her brother, Gilford Moore (Josie). The family wishes to thank the staff at the Nova Scotia Cancer Centre and all the medical community who offered her such great care. A celebration of Linda’s life was held December 9, 2017 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. In keeping with her generous spirit, memorial donations may be made in Linda’s name to a charity of your choice. A private family internment will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MCCLELLAN, Avangeline Odell - 67, Truro, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017, at home. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Bertram and Eleanor (Christie) McLeary. She is survived by her daughters, Rebecca McClellan and Rachel McClellan, Truro; Sarah Petrie, Belmont; son, Kenny, Kemptown; grandchildren, Chayse and Alexis; sisters, Charlotte McLeary, Truro; Rachel Stevens, Bridgewater; Juanita McLeary, Ontario; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers in infancy. Funeral service was held Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at Cornerstone Assembly, 14 Cornerstone Drive, Valley, Pastor Terry Rideout officiated. Interment was held in Belmont Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BENJAMIN, Thelma Anne (Langille) – 88, Truro, passed away peacefully Friday, December 1, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Thelma was born in New Annan, Nova Scotia and was the daughter of the late Harry and Jean (Murray) Langille. Thelma will be remembered by many from her long career as an elementary school teacher. She and her husband Willis liked nothing better than going to old time dances. Thelma is survived by her children David (Gwen) and Craig (Heather); her grandchildren Andrew, Matthew and Owen; her brother Elmon Langille, and her sisters Carrie Matheson, and Reta Keizer, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by Willis, by her sister Marie, her sister-in-law Florence, and her brothers-in-law Vernon, Jim and Murray. The family is grateful to the doctors and nurses of the CEHHC who provided such excellent care and exceptional kindness. Memorial Service was held December 8th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev. Morley Bentley officiated. Interment will be held in Riverside Cemetery, Wallace River at a later date. Donations may be made to the Colchester East Hants Health Centre or to the Canadian Red Cross. Online condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

FIFE, Major H. LeRoy (Former CWO) MMM,CD. -  77, Portapique  (Colchester County); Died Saturday December 2 at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Springhill he was the son of the late H. Tupper and Irene (Webb) Fife. He had an accomplished career in the Canadian Armed Forces for 39 years (The Black Watch,  The Royal Canadian Regiment, and The Nova Scotia Highlanders); He is survived by Starr Moore, Portapique  and Karen (MacDonald) Fife; Oromocto, N. B, son, H. Angus ( Joan); Lakelands Cumberland County,  Daughter Karen(Dan) McGee, Son Col. John (Darlene) Fife; both of Oromocto, N. B. ; Sisters  Verlie Mcleod ( George) Amherst; Sherma Terrio (James) Sackville. N.B. Grandchildren, Phillip, Michelle (Fife), Kenda (Charles) Cloutier, Ryan (Chris) McGee, Colleen (Shannon)  McCully, H. Jake (Tori) Fife, Shona (Randy) Yorke,  special friends, PJ (Marley) Moore, Travis(Kendal) Moore. A celebration of life was held December 6 n Smith’s Funeral Home. Burial in New Canaan Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CORMIER, Barbara A. – Age 74, of Parrsboro passed away December 2, 2017 at home. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Percy and Julia (Williams) Atkinson. She is survived by her husband, Gerard; a son, Paul (Kathy), Ottawa; daughter in law, Wendy, Ottawa; a sister, Jean Shields (John), Cole Harbour;  brothers, John (Clovia), James (Betty), Arthur (Dale), William (Sherry), all of Parrsboro; 2 grandchildren, Emma and Nicholas; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Brian. Funeral service was held December 8, 2017 at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Parrsboro, Deacon Howie Goldstein officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

PUGSLEY, Lewis M. - Age 73, of Amherst and formerly of Five Islands passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 at home. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Victor and Frances (Eagles) Pugsley. He is survived by his wife, Margo Ripley; daughters, Valerie Lewis, Stellarton; Victoria Clark (Gerry), Parrsboro; Tina Ripley (Gary), Amherst; a son, Darren Pugsley (Leigh-Anne), Amherst; step-daughter, Mary Lloy (George), Stewiacke; step-son, Brian Ripley (Shelley), East Leicester; sisters, Edith Knockwood, Dorchester; Marion MacIsaac, Moncton; Joyce Comeau, Amherst; Ferne Gould (Ricky), Amherst; Robin Pugsley, Lower Five Islands; special cousin, Fred O’Hearn (Carolyn), Lower Five Islands; grandchildren, Kala and Dawson Clark; Kerry and Bruce Forbes; Ashley Cormier; a great-granddaughter, Gabrielle; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Delbert and Sidney. Funeral service was held December 7, 2017 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Pastor Douglas Lake officiated. Burial in the Peniel Cemetery, Five Islands. Memorial donations to the Palliative Care Program of Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

Chisholm, Patricia Anne - July 1, 1934 – December 7, 2017. Pat passed away peacefully at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, Truro. The family would like to offer a special thank you to the Palliative Care and Team for their kindness and compassion during Pat’s time in their care. The family would also like to thank the many staff and friends at Pat’s Parkland home for their support, love and friendship during her battle with cancer. Pat was preceded by her husband William "Bill" Chisholm. Pat will be greatly missed by her daughter Elizabeth (Rick), Bill (Pat), John (Sherry) and Don (Ronna) and 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Pat had a storied career as an ER nurse and her servant heart showed warmth and compassion to many a patient within her care. She also loved various forms of needlework and stitched her way through life, always making gifts for her children, grandchildren and friends. Pat will be missed by many far and wide in which she has touched along her life's journey. She carried with her fond memories of her time living on Vancouver Island, BC with her husband Bill before his passing and moving to Truro to be closer to loved ones. A Celebration of Life was held December 13th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Interment will be at a later date. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BERRY, Donald Carl - 72, Shortts Lake, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Halifax, he was the youngest of six children of the late Alexander and Emma (Roode) Berry. He was an enterprising entrepreneur who, together with his family, founded Berry’s Furniture, building it into a successful business and a local institution. In addition to his parents, Don is predeceased by his two older sisters, Helen Onda Thorpe and Emily Boyd. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Margaret ("Peggy" Irwin) Berry; son, Mark (Vanessa) and grandchildren Alex and Caitlin, South Pasadena, California; daughter, Victoria (Theresa Frost) Berry and grandchild Angus, Toronto; daughter, Marianne (Michael) Michaud, and grandchildren Jack, Lily, and Andrew, Valley; brothers, Keith (Bessie), Truro; Reginald, Sutherlands Lake; sister, Carlene (Douglas) Crouse, Granville Ferry; sisters-in-law, Patricia Berry, Lower Truro; Linda (Bert) Pratt, Truro; aunts, Mavis (Roode) Wilders, British Columbia; Bessie (Roode) Sawatsky, Carole (Roode) Marshall, Truro; many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


 

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