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May 2012

 

 

ELLIOTT, Donald L. "Donnie" - 78, of Lower Sackville passed away unexpectedly at home on March 24, 2012. Born in Pleasant Hills, Colchester County, he was the oldest child of John Llewelyn and Doris Ruth (Brown) Elliott. In the early 1960's, he and his father built many homes in the newly expanding Sackville area. Donnie is survived by daughter, Donna; son, Scott; granddaughter, Emma; stepchildren, Robert (Karen) Wagner, Valerie Wagner; step-grandchildren, Alexander, Austin, Megan; sisters, Barbara Starritt (Martin), Glenda Cock (Donald); aunts, Margaret Oxner, Joyce Harper, Agnes Brown; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his companion, Dorothy Patricia Wagner. Funeral service was held March 31, 2012 in St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 954 Old Sackville Road, Lower Sackville, Rev. Sandra Hounsell-Drover officiating. Interment will be held in Bass River Baptist Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com 

COX, James Campbell “Jim” - 69, Truro, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Campbell “Cam” and Kathleen “Kaye” (Landsburg) Cox. Jim is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Emma Louise Messervey; daughter, Tami Cox Jardine, Falmouth, and her children, Drew, Logan and Lauren and their father, Don Jardine, Falmouth; son, Barry (Pam), Enfield, and their children, Madyson, Faith and Adrianna; special companion and fishing buddy, Morgan; sister, Karyn (Donald) Grant, Milford; brother, Kenneth (Lavenia), Riversdale; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law, Alex (Kathy) Messervey, Upper Sackville NS; Kenny (Cathy) Messervey, Nine Mile River; sisters-in-law, Cindy Weatherbie, Hilden; Debbie Messervey, Brookfield. Funeral service was held Wednesday, March 28, 2012, in First United Church, Truro, Reverend Larry Harrison officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

MATHESON, Lawrence Dewar - 84, Truro, passed away Friday, March 30, 2012, in the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Cherry Valley, PEI, he was a son of the late Furness and Grace (Jenkins) Matheson. He is survived by sons, Gary (Carla), Kenny (Joan), Larry (Noreen), all of Truro; daughters, Ruby Weatherbee (Sonny) of Miramichi, NB; Arlene MacLaren (Bobby) of Onslow; grandson, Andrew; granddaughters, Kathy, Kimmy, Michelle, Melissa, Ceilidh; several great-grandchildren; special friend, Ina Gulliver. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean Louise (Smith) Matheson; brother, Craig. Interment will be held at a later date in Bible Hill Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

ROOP, John Randall “Randy" - Brookfield, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 30, 2012, at the age of 65. Born in Truro, he was the devoted husband of Betty (Campbell) and loving father to Pam (Steve Olmstead), Bedford; Andrew (Becky Muise), Brookfield; Sherry (Jason Ovsenny), Toronto; and Jack (Leah Densmore), Brookfield. Grandfather (“Bitty”) to Zach Olmstead, Alexa, Logan and Hope Roop, and Charlotte and Emily Ovsenny. Brother to Robert (Margaret). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents, Jack and Vivian Roop; sister, Jeal; and sister-in-law, Twila Roop. Randy was owner operator of Roop’s Esso and Roop’s Cleaners. His sharp business acumen and his unrivaled work ethic helped expand these businesses through the addition of Nelson’s Cleaners (Truro), Sunshine Cleaners (New Glasgow) and the purchase of a Tim Horton’s franchise to accompany Roop’s Esso. Randy was very proud to be able to pass the businesses along to his sons prior to his passing. Funeral service was held Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Knox United Church, Brookfield, Reverend Larry Harrison officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

NUTTALL, June – 82, of Advocate Harbour passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Bayview Memorial Health Care Centre, Advocate Harbour. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, she was a daughter of the late William and Lillian (Smith) Menzies. She was an avid bingo player, and loved to knit, quilt and assist others throughout her community. She is survived by daughters, Susan Archibald (George), Kennetcook; Pam Nuttall, Fenelon Falls, Ont.; a son, Blair Nuttall (Dianne), Apple River; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Rhyworth in 1987. Funeral service was held April 10, 2012 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Elizabeth Davies officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

DAHR, Donald Arthur – 80, Sutherland’s Lake passed away peacefully at home on April 7, 2012. Born in Port Dufferin, Halifax Co., he was a son of the late John and Myrtle (Robart) Dahr. Donald was a dedicated member of the Blue Knight Chapter I for over 30 years. He was actively involved in community benefits and the snowmobile club. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by daughter, Donna (Buddy Shupe) Myers, Masstown; son, Donald (Laurie Goodwin), Masstown; sister, Gloria MacDonald, Stellarton; brothers, Dennis (Alice), New Minas, Gordon (Barbara), Middleton; grandchildren, Rachel (Andrew) Kadlec, Amanda Myers, Donald Dahr; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Bryanna Dahr, Gabriel Kadlec; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley (Hill). A memorial service was held on April 13, 2012 in Masstown United Church with Rev. Donald MacQueen officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. Donations and condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

COOKE, Gladys Elizabeth – 91, Bible Hill, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012, at the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, surrounded by her loving family. Born on September 28, 1920, in Bass River, she was a daughter of the late John and Bessie Gamble. In 1935 she moved to Hilden, where she married Gerald Cooke and raised their family. She was a former employee of Brookfield Foods (Scotsburn Dairy) in Truro and Port Hawkesbury. She and Gerry retired to the Truro area in 1981. Gladys is survived by daughters Margaret Bruce, Bible Hill, and Eleanor Instant (Ernest), Abbotsford, B.C.; son David Cooke (Jean), London, Ont.; grandchildren Steve Bruce (Margo), Dartmouth; Carolyn Johnson, Brantford, Ont.; Kim Instant, Williams Lake, B.C.; David Instant (Sheryl), Coquitlam, B.C.; and Brian Cooke (Nikki), Zurich, Ont.; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends across Canada. She is also survived by sister Lucille Seaman, New Glasgow, and sisters-in-law Mildred Cooke, Bible Hill, and Jean Hamilton (Don), Brookfield. Gladys was predeceased by her husband Gerald, who also passed away on Easter Sunday in 2003, sister Genevieve Fisher and brother Douglas Gamble. A memorial service was held April 12, 2012. Cremation has taken place, with interment to follow at the Hilden Cemetery at a later date. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

HAMILTON, Nita Virginia (Billy) - 36, Truro was born October 10, 1975 in British Columbia. She passed away peacefully with family by her side at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro on April 9, 2012. Nita will be sadly missed by her four children, Leo, British Columbia, Carolyn, Ashley and Kevin Nourry of Montreal, Quebec, her Mother and seven sisters in British Columbia, The Hamilton Families and many nieces and nephews. Born in British Columbia she moved to Belmont, Nova Scotia with her husband, Dwayne and then later to Truro, Nova Scotia where Nita met many new friends which became a new family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Home with burial in B.C. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Colchester Food Bank or charity of choice. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

McLAUGHLIN, Bertha May - Bible Hill, passed away at the Colchester Hospital on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at the age of 98. Born in East Mines, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of the late Tupper and May (Robertson) Reid. Bertha will be sadly missed by her children: son, David (Shirley) Weatherby; daughters, Marion McNutt, Charlotte (Albert) Toole, Catherine Terry, Dorothy Adams; son-in-law, Ronnie Totten; 19 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Thomas Weatherby; second husband, Roy McLaughlin; son, Donald Weatherby; daughter, Jean Totten, granddaughter, Candis Weatherby; sisters, Annie Sheedy, Ethel Reid; brother, Charles Reid. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where a private family funeral was held on Monday, April 16, 2012, Reverend Donna Lawrence officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatalvarnerfh.com

BLAIKIE, Mary Irene – 66, Truro passed away peacefully, with family and friends by her side, April 17, 2012 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro following a courageous battle with cancer. Born March 3, 1946 in East Walton, Hants Co., she was a daughter of the late George and Ada (Lake) Hart. She is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Gary and will be sadly missed by her pet dog, “Buddy”. Mary is also survived by sisters, Dorothy Swan, Bible Hill, Anne Kennedy, Halfway Brook, Rose McKinnon, Truro; brothers, George (Dawn Winterborne), Brookfield, Perry (Patty Miller), Great Village; several nieces, nephews, cousins, grandnephews and grandnieces. Funeral service was held April 20th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with service by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Internment in Milford Cemetery. On-line condolences and donations may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

ELLS, EVA M. - 92, of Advocate Harbour passed away peacefully on Friday, April 20, 2012 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in New Salem, she was a daughter of the late Havelock and Sophia (Finniss) Mosher. Eva was a member of the Advocate Baptist Church for many years, as well as the Emma Dewis Auxiliary. She was a very active member of her community. She is survived by her husband, Reginald; loving mother of her daughters, Charlotte Webster, Saint John, N.B.; Sharon Neves, Truro; Maureen Collins (Kenneth), Advocate Harbour; and her sons, Dale Ells (Leah), Advocate Harbour; Brian Ells (Connie), Advocate Harbour; 16 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased a granddaughter, Rhonda; a sister, Nina; son-in-law, Melza Webster. Funeral service was held at the Advocate Baptist Church Monday April 23, 2012 with Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WINTERS, Louis E. – 73, of Amherst and formerly of Hamilton, Ont. passed away Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Gables Lodge, Amherst. Born in Diligent River, he was a son of the late Carl and Bessie (Warren) Winters. He worked as an office administrator with Case HI in Hamilton, Ont. until his retirement. He is survived by sisters, Rose Ripley (Melvin), Amherst; Nora Goodwin, Pointe de Bute, N.B.; brothers, Fred, Halifax; Bill, Lower Sackville; Frank (Lorraine), Northport; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Josephine and Vera; brothers, Harvey, Hance, Carl, Jack, both Keith and Orland in infancy. Funeral service was held at Smith’s Funeral Home, ParrsboroTuesday April 24, 2012 with Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial in St. George’s Anglican Cemetery, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 

 


 

April 2012

 

CAMPBELL, Graham Dartt - Truro, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, February 23, 2012 in the Colchester Regional Hospital Truro. The Campbell twins were born in Alton, Colchester County, on March 10, 1942, two months premature weighing less than three pounds each to the late Alvin E. and Vina (Dickson) Campbell. He is survived by his wife Jane (MacLachlan); daughter Krista (Daniel) Poole, Bible Hill and their children Rebecca and Christopher; sons, Trevor (Tamara), Hortonville and their children Kyle, Courteney, Kalum and Connor; Colin (Allison), Truro and his daughter Sheridan; twin brother, Gordon (Carol), Brookfield; foster sisters, Patsy (Herb) McCallum and Betty (Randy) Roop both of Brookfield; stepchildren, Andrew Heffernan, Albany, NY; Annette Heffernan, Mississauga, ON; Amy (Jason) Muis and their daughter Lucy, Sheet Harbour, NS; mothers-in-law, Helen MacLachlan, Great Village and Margaret Arenburg, Parkland Estates; brother-in-law, David (Marlene) Arenburg, Bible Hill. Also surviving are aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Graham was predeceased by his parents and his wife Judith (Arenburg) in 1991. Funeral service was held Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at Knox United Church, Brookfield, Reverend Larry Harrison officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

DELANEY, Theresa Victoria - 65, Truro, formerly of Halfway Cove, Guysborough County, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday afternoon, February 24, 2012, at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born October 29, 1946, in Halfway Cove, Guysborough County, she was a daughter of Mamie (Greencorn) Delaney, Guysborough County, and the late Clarence Delaney. Along with her mother, Theresa is survived by her children, Kevin George, Guysborough County; Donald (Noreen) George, Calgary, Alberta; Robert “Bob” George, Truro; Ronald George (Laura Sulley), Belmont; Wanda George (Chris Salsman), Kentville; Albert George, Jr., Truro; Elaine (John) Fraser, Truro; Mario George (Juliana Julian), Afton, Antigonish County; Brian George, Truro; Jacqueline “Jackie” George (Craig Kaiser), Port Bickerton, Guysborough County; former husband, and father of children, Albert George, Sr.; grandchildren, Joey, Brittney, Samantha, Keegan, Wandalee, Amy, Leo, Zachary, Gavin, Trent, Allena, Patrick, Karalynn, Kristie-Lee, Christopher, Marissa, Bruce, Stephan, Dawn; four great grandchildren; sister, Margaret “Maggie” Delaney, Guysborough County; brothers, Henry (Frances) Delaney, Halfway Cove; Bernard (Betty) Delaney, Newfoundland; several nieces and nephews. Along with her father, she was predeceased by her son, Barry George. Funeral service was held Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at St. James The martyr Anglican Church, Halfway Cove, Guysborough County, The Reverend Darroch Fagan officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

RIPLEY, Nellie May - 100 years, Truro, peacefully followed the light to enter “a better world” on Wednesday evening, February 29, 2012. Born in Truro, October 30, 1911, she lived in Londonderry for 50 years, Oxford for 34, and at Samuel Prince Manor in Halifax for 13, before entering Garden Road Neighborhood at Cedarstone Enhanced Care almost 3 years ago. Daughter of the late Ethel Dewar, she was raised by Lillian and Daniel Meekins of Londonderry. Predeceased by her husband, Arthur, 50 years ago, and by sons Paul in 1970, and Joseph in 2001, She is survived by son, John, and daughters, Ida and Ruth (Ross), all of Montreal, youngest son, Art, of Calgary, and daughter-in-law, Beverly (Don) of Malagash; grandchildren, Anita (Darren), of Brookfield, and Anthony (Suzanne), of Roseau, MN, and Jessica (Steve), of Ottawa; great-grandchildren, Joseph of Brookfield, Abagail and Ashley of Roseau, MN, and Zachary of Ottawa. Funeral service was held Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Rev. Sharon Reykdal officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

PETTIS, G. SHIRLEY – 86, of Parrsboro passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Fraserville, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Groves) Crossman, She is survived by daughters, Frances Taylor (Reid Fraser), Parrsboro; Mary Janke (Ronald), Salmon Arm, BC; sons, Rodney (Marilyn), Parrsboro; Gary (Kathy Barclay), Debert; a brother, Alvin Crossman, Parrsboro; 8 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Darrell; a sister, Ethel; brothers, Aubrey, Ronald, Melvin. Funeral service was held March 2, 2012 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro with Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial in St. George’s Anglican Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

BENJAMIN, Willis Elwood - 82, Truro, passed away at Cedarstone Enhanced Care on February 29, 2012. Willis was born at Wallace Station, Nova Scotia, the son of the late Millard and Ruby (Angevine) Benjamin. He was employed for some time at Scott Trucks in Debert and at the NSAC in Bible Hill, from which he retired in 1990. He is survived by his wife Thelma (Langille); sons, David (Gwen) and Craig (Heather) and grandchildren, Andrew, Matthew, and Owen; brother-in-law, Elmon Langille, New Annan; sisters-in-law, Joyce Benjamin, Ottawa, Marie MacKay, Debert, Carrie Matheson, Tatamagouche, Rita Keizer, Dartmouth, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his only brother, Carl Benjamin, Ottawa; his sister-in-law, Florence Langille and his brothers-in-law, Jim MacKay, Vernon Keizer, and Murray Matheson. Funeral service was held March 3 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. On-line condolences and donations at www.colchestercommunity.com

McPHEE, Nina Agnes – 95, Parkland Estates, Truro and formerly of Crane Hill Road, Westphal passed away March 1, 2012. Born in Bass River, Nova Scotia she was a daughter of the late Perley and Lottie (Greenough) Davison. Nina was the wife of the late G. Ellis McPhee who passed away in 2002. After graduating from Normal College in Truro, Nina taught in rural schools of Nova Scotia for a number of years. Nina is survived by brother, Bill Davison, Coquitlam, BC; sister-in-law, Ann (Fred's wife), Abbotsford, BC and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Dr. David Davison and his wife, Freda, Rev. Fred Davison, a sister Mildred Davison and sister-in-law, Ethel Glinz. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held March 7th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Bass River United Baptist Cemetery. On-line condolences and donations at www.colchestercommunity.com

RIPLEY, William “Dawson”, 86, Truro, passed away peacefully, March 2, 2012 in Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Athol, Cumberland County he was the son of the late William and Estella (Johnson) Ripley and was the last surviving member of his family. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Annie “Lavinia”; niece, Charlene (Garth) Palmer; nephew, John (Gina) Stewart. Dawson was predeceased by sisters, Amy, Ruth and Shirley. A memorial service was held March 6, 2012 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Greg MacDonald officiating. Interment in the spring in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. On-line condolences may be made to: www.colchestercommunity.com

GRAHAM, G. Harris J. - 94, of Diligent River, and formerly of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Wharton, he was a son of the late Albert and Carrie (Jenks) Graham. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II, as a radar technician in Shelby, England. Following the war, he returned to Dartmouth and worked with Maritime Tel & Tel for 42 years. He married Mary Elizabeth Hill of Dartmouth in May of 1946, who predeceased him in April, 2002. He is survived by daughters, Harriet McWhirter (Harvie), Crowe's Mills; Lucy Graham, Lethbridge, Alta.; Ruth Couture (Alain), Embrun, Ont.; grandchildren, Patrick McWhirter (Rachel), Thornhill, Ont.; Averill Huxter (Darren), Gaspe, QC; two great grandchildren, Owen and Nicholas Huxter; sister, Lauretta Barteaux (Alton, deceased), Mt. Hanley; a brother, Clayton Graham (Irene, deceased), Diligent River; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held March 18, 2012 at the Diligent River Baptist Church. Burial in the church cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

FORBES, Phillip N. – 58, of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Phillip was employed with the Town of Parrsboro (Public Works Dept.) for more than 35 years. He is survived by his wife, the former Deborah O’Brien; daughter, Carrie Elward (Craig), Goff; son, Clayton, Halifax; sisters, Beverly Dowe (Kenneth), Auburn; Patsy Simmonds (Glen), Parrsboro; a brother, Michael, Parrsboro; several nieces and nephews. As well, he was a “dad” to numerous exchange students for many years. He was predeceased by a brother, Brian. He was a son of Shirley (Henwood) Forbes, Parrsboro, and the late Norris Forbes. Funeral service was held March 10th at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro with Keith Selwyn-Smith, DLM officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

TURNER, Fred Clifford – 57 – Belmont passed away suddenly at home on March 10, 2012. Fred was a woodsman most of his life. He is survived by his mother, Frances (Teed), Belmont; son, Timmy (Tanya), Alberta; three grandchildren; brother, Brian (Charmaine), Belmont; sisters, Florence (Bernie) Hinkley, Hamilton, Ontario, Debbie (Gordie) Alexander, Belmont. He was predeceased by his father, Luther; brother Lloyd and an infant sister, Dorothy. A graveside service will be held at 2 pm on May 18, 2012 in Belmont Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

MANNING, Margaret J. “Margie” – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Margie (Henwood) Manning. Margie worked for the telephone office in Parrsboro for many years. She enjoyed her daily walks, as well as her home improvements. She is survived by her daughter, Jill Silver (Jeff) and grandson, Nathan, Dartmouth; sisters, Christine Embree (Paul), Sackville, NB; Carol Blue (Douglas), Dartmouth; Nova Henwood (Halifax); Marilyn Todd (Don), Athol; Joyce Melanson (Jerry), Springhill; brothers, John Henwood (Debbie), Parrsboro; Robert Henwood (Helen), Parrsboro. She was predeceased by her parents, Claude Maxwell and Abigail Evangeline “Eva” (Roberts) Henwood; a sister, Irene; a brother, Ronald. There will be no visitation or funeral service at Margie’s request. Private graveside committal will be held at later date. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com 

MAYBERRY, Paul Brian - 48, Westchester, passed away suddenly as a result of heart failure, on Sunday, March 11, 2012, at home. Born June 29, 1963, in Beaver Brook, Colchester County, he was a son of Eileen (Maberry) Brown, Westchester, and the late Ray Maberry. Along with his mother, Paul is survived by his son, Cody; brother, Terry; sisters, Wanda (Tim) Brown, Carol Maberry, Laura (Max) Fisher; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. A celebration of Paul’s life that was held Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Westchester Fire Hall, Westchester Road, Westchester. Private interment at a later date in Eagle Hill Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

NEWCOMBE, Shawn Lee - 43, Bible Hill, Tuesday, March 13, 2012, It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Shawn, son of Clayton and Karen (Letcher) Newcombe, Truro. Besides his parents Shawn is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Kim (Tattrie) and son, Daniel, at home; grandmother, Doris Letcher, Wentworth; brothers, David, Truro, Fred (Janice), Crowes Mills; father-in-law, Carson Tattrie, Truro; sister-in-law, Stacey Debay (Rick), Bible Hill; brother-in-law, David Tattrie (Kim), Malagash; family friend Pam Newcombe; nieces and nephews, Jordan, Cody, Jac, Brett, Emma and Jessica; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Shawn was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Darlene Tattrie; grandfather, Lonnie Letcher; grandparents, Violet and Murray Newcombe. Funeral service was held Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Donna Lawrence officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com  

GEDDES, Willard Reginald - 84, Northwood Manor, Halifax, formerly of Folly Mountain, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Northwood Manor, Halifax. Born August 13, 1927, in Folly Lake, he was a son of the late Harold and Annie (Withrow) Geddes. Willard lived all of his life in Folly Mountain and worked with Lafarge Canada for many years. Willard is survived by his sister, Hildred Strinholm, Melfort, Saskatchewan; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Hazel (Albert) McKillop, Jean (Charlie) Stewart, Nellie (Pat) Gushue, Bertha (Doug) Mickleoff, Dorothy (Art) Brown, Muriel (Bob) Brown; brother, Harold Geddes; brother-in-law, Wilfred Strinholm. Interment will be held at a later date in Folly Mountain Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

RUSHTON, Joseph Banford - 82, Debert, passed away peacefully, Friday, March 16, 2012 at home. Born in Lower Debert, he was a son of the late Burton and Kathleen (Selwah) Rushton. Joe was a janitor at the Masstown School for several years until his retirement. He was a member of the North Star Masonic Lodge No. 74, Londonderry. He is survived by sons, David (Shawn) of Belmont; Timothy, of Halifax; daughters, Patricia “Patti” Rushton of Alberta; Ann Barley, of Debert; brothers, Victor Rushton and Roy (Myrtle) Rushton, both of Lower Debert; sister, Shirley Soley (Paul) of Economy; grandchildren, Aaron, Joyce, Julie, Jeremy, Travis, Laura; 10 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mrs. Rhoda Rushton of Lower Debert. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Joyce (Arnburg) Rushton; brother, Harold; sister, Joyce. Funeral service was held Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Don MacQueen officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

SHARPE, Mildred Francis Karoline (Kaye) Sharpe - 70. It is with much sadness we announce the passing of Kaye on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at her home in Great Village surrounded by her loved ones. Born July 10, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Blair Densmore and her adopted parents the late William and Lovica Quinn. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Thomas James Sharpe; sons, Robbie (Heather), Dartmouth; Tim (Donna), Great Village; John (Susan), Alberta; Harold (Patti), Great Village, Greg (Susan), Londonderry; daughters, Susan MacLeod (Lester), Valley; Norma Johnson (Doug), Ottawa; brothers, Gary Densmore (Irene), Melvin Densmore (Debbie); sisters, Donna Spencer (Larry), Elaine Moore (Bill), all of British Columbia; 12-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, Kaye was predeceased by a brother, Norman Densmore. Funeral service was held Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend David Lloyd-Pearce officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BARNHILL, Anna Dorothy (Slack) – Belmont, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the Mira Long Term Care Facility, Truro. Born in Folly Mountain, she was a daughter of the late Leonard Forrester and Stella (Totten) Slack. Anna is survived by her daughter, Peggy Cameron; granddaughter Kim (Mike) Cameron-Sweeney; great-grandson Liam; son James L. (Betty); former daughter-in-law Heather Barnhill; grandson James R. (Peggie); great-grandsons, Kolton and Joshua; granddaughter Marie (Robert) Naugler; great-grandchildren Braedon and Emily; granddaughter Nancy (David) Slack; great-grandsons Jacob, Trenton, Daniel and Russell; step-granddaughter Corinna (Mark) Lowe; step-great-grandchildren Jarred, Katherine and Nicholas; step-grandson Kevin (Leah) Kincaid; sister Fran Forman; brother Lloyd Slack; sister-in-law Jean Slack; brother-in-law Jack Nissan; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Lewis; sister-in-law Gertrude Barnhill; son-in-law Ken Cameron; brother Joe Slack; sister Lois Nissan; sister-in-law Dorothy Slack; brother-in-law Paul Forman. Funeral service was held March 22nd in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, with Pastor Henry Boehm officiating. Interment at a later date in the Belmont Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

LUNN, I. Willis – 70, Upper Onslow. In shock and sorrow, the family of Willis Lunn announces his sudden passing on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, Halifax following a fall at his home. Born in Advocate Harbour, he was a son of the late Marden and Cassie (Morris) Lunn. “Will” attended schools in New Salem, Advocate Harbour and Parrsboro. He graduated from Nova Scotia Teacher’s College in 1965. His teaching career began in Shubenacadie District School, that later included the principal’s position. He is survived by his wife, the former Linda McWhirter; sons, Kelly, Bedford; Dayne, Halifax; brothers, Duncan (Lorraine), East Advocate; Dale (Paulette), Enfield; granddaughters, Madison and Eden; niece, Shelley Cole, Elmsdale; nephews, Ronald Lunn, Dartmouth; Kevin Lunn, Dutch Settlement. He was predeceased by a nephew, Richard Lunn. Funeral service was held March 24, 2012 at Smith’s Funeral Home with Keith Selwyn-Smith, DLM officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com 

STRONG, Elizabeth R. “Liz” – 54, of Amherst passed away peacefully on Monday, March 19, 2012 at All Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born in Pugwash, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Maie (Rushton) Higgins. Liz worked at the Teletech call center as the head cleaner, and will always be remembered for that quick smile and warm attitude. She is survived by her husband, Rupert Strong, Springhill; a daughter, Gail Strong, Springhill; sons, Lealand Strong, Springhill and Earl St. Croix (April), Amherst; six grandchildren, Mark and Tyler Strong; Jayden and Hayden St. Croix; Syrinity and Ryleigh Smith; sisters, Mildred and Donna Higgins, both of Parrsboro; a brother, Robert Higgins (Annie), Amherst; a half sister, Dora Chapman (Eugene), Elmsdale; a half-brother, Duncan Carter (Judy), Amherst Head; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Hilda Canning, Gertie Higgins and Joyce St. Croix; a brother, Stanley Higgins; two half-sisters, Leona Richards and Ina Sharpe; two half-brothers, Borden and Trueman Carter. Funeral service was held March 21, 2012, Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com 

YORKE, Alene E. – 98, of Parrsboro passed away Friday, March 23, 2012 at Windsor Elms Village, Falmouth. Born in Allen Hill, she was a daughter of the late Amasa and Effie (Dowe) Allen. She is survived by daughters, Shirley Collins, Amherst; Celia Burns (Rodney), Ellershouse; a son, Eric (Florence), Parrsboro; a sister, Ethel Slocum, Masstown; 9 grandchildren, Deidre, Melvin, Neil, Nelson; Kimberly, Richard, David, Nancy and Nellie; 11 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandson; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Gardner in 2004; a granddaughter, Krista; son-in-law, Lorway; a sister, Edith; a brother, Arlie. Funeral service was held at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, March 27, 2012 with Wayne Hutchison officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 


 

March 2012

SULLIVAN, Alvin Edgar - 87, Elk Court Nursing Home, Brookfield, formerly of Truro, passed away peacefully Friday, January 27, 2012, at Elk Court. Born October 19, 1924, in Nuttby, he was a son of the late Alonzo and Kate (Johnson) Sullivan. Alvin is survived by his loving wife, Lillian Pearl (Hollingsworth); children, Robert (Torry) Sullivan, Springfield, Annapolis County; Barb (Cecil) Legere, Debert; Lois Arsenault (Louise Fitzander), Pereaux, Kings County; grandchildren, Clifford Legere, Halifax; Anthony Legere, Toronto; Amy Sullivan, Bridgewater; Robbie Sullivan, Hammonds Plains; sister, Mable Murray, West Earltown; brother, Reverend John (Lorraine) Sullivan, Truro; step-children, David (Cathy) Van Iderstine, Guelph, Ontario; Wendell (Valerie) Van Iderstine, Beaver Bank; Gail Van Iderstine, Boston; Pat (Doug) Fisher, Bridgewater; Joan (Paul) Campbell, Brookfield; Cathy Tremblay (Tony Clarke), Dartmouth; many step grandchildren, great grandchildren, step great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Lloyd, Clarence; step-daughter, Donna Campbell. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Wednesday, February 1, 2012, Pastor Greg Porter officiated. Spring interment in Blackmore Memorial Cemetery, Upper North River. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GELDART, Edward Hayes – 78, Middle Stewiacke, passed away peacefully at home, January 30, 2012. Born in Economy, NS, he was the last surviving member of his immediate family and son of the late Clifford and Josie (Marks) Geldart. Edward began working in the wood camps at the age of 15. He worked for many years for Acadian Lines in Halifax and later returned to work in the woods, which was his passion. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Marion Ada Sill; daughters, Marianne (Kevin) Lohnes, Halifax, Wendy (Glenn) Erwin, Bowmanville, ON, Margaret (Larry) Collings, Elmsdale; sons, Clifford (Kim), Middle Stewiacke, Mark (Connie Wells), Dartmouth; grandchildren, Mandy and Logan LaPointe, Ashley and Aaron Johnson, Erika and Alyssa Erwin, Ryan and Shelby Geldart, Patrick and Kodie Collings, Brandon and Tiffany Geldart; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his seven siblings. No visitation, service or donations by Dad’s request. Arrangements are under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, where on-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

MARTIN, Joan Janet (MacKenzie) – born February 4, 1934 in Truro, N.S. Joan was the daughter of the late William and Jean (Pelton) MacKenzie and step-daughter of the late Elwin Barrett, Truro. Joan went to Toronto in the 1950’s and worked for Eaton’s for thirteen years and at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, both in the accounts office. She also worked for East York Community Care, taking care of seniors in their homes. Joan and her husband retired to Truro in 1994. She is survived by daughter, Valerie (Paul) Sheppard, Brooklin, ON; son, Don (Cathy), Toronto, Ontario; granddaughter Jennifer (Chris Stephens), Brooklin, Ontario; sister, Vannessa MacAloney, Parrsboro; brother Gordon, Truro. She was predeceased by her husband of 41 years, Don; brothers, Don, George, Bill; and loving grandson, Paul. Funeral service was held February 2nd in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Brian Ross officiating. Interment in the spring in Watson Cemetery. On-line condolences and donations may also be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com 

TOBIN, Frederick Percy - 71, Bass River, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2012 in the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Shelburne, he was a son of the late Stephen and Georgina (Atkins) Tobin. Fred retired as a fisherman and later moved to Bass River in 1993, from P.E.I. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and four-wheeling. He is survived by his wife Donna; son Raymond Frederick of Bass River; daughters Verna Darlene (Peter) and Sherry Lynn (Carter), both of Summerside P.E.I.; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son Wayne Douglas; sister Vanetta. Funeral service was held Wednesday, February 8, 2012, in Riverside United Church, Bass River, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

FISHER, Lydia Jane Mary - 85, of Londonderry ~ Great Village, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 6, 2012, in Glen Haven Manor New Glasgow. Born in Pointe De Bute, NB, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Bessie (Townsend) Tower. She is survived by sons, Bill (Glenda), Falmouth; Darren (Sarah) Petrie, Crowes Mills; daughter, Betty (George) Hudson, Great Village; grandsons, Robert (Isabelle) Hudson, Charles Hudson, Leslie Fisher, Chayse Petrie; granddaughters, Julie Hudson, Crystal Petrie, Alexis Petrie; brothers, David (Janet) and Fred (Linda), both of Port Elgin, NB; She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur; grandson, Aron Fisher; brother, Edward; sisters, Violet Mary and Geraldine. By Lydia’s request there will be no visitation or services at this time. A graveside service and interment will be announced and held at a later date in the 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

O’DONNELL, Frank Joseph - 53, Truro, passed away suddenly, as the result of a heart attack, on Thursday, February 9, 2012, at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born August 7, 1958, in St. Catharine’s, Ontario, he was a son of the late Daniel and June (Richardson) O’Donnell. Frank is survived by his sister, Susan (Terry) Wood, Central North River; nephew, Keith Wood, North River; several aunts, uncles and cousins; girlfriend, Rhonda MacKenzie, Londonderry; best buddy, Bruce Cameron. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Frank and Myrtle Richardson; paternal grandparents, Joseph and Rena O’Donnell. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Monday, February 13, 2012, Reverend Cory Somers officiated. Spring interment in Bible Hill Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

OGDEN, Marian Elizabeth – 58, Truro, passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2012 in the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Truro on January 11, 1954, she was the daughter of the late Max and Marie (Donovan) Ogden of Truro. She attended the Truro Public School System and in her Junior High School years was the head and spokesperson for many youth groups and received an award for her initiatives for promoting youth in the Truro community. She worked at the Royal Theatre in Truro and was appointed manager in July of 1975. In April of 1977 at the age of 23 she was appointed manager of the Twin Cinemas in Charlottetown, PEI. She had also worked for many years at the Best Western Glengarry, Truro. Marian is survived by her brother Max (Linda), East Mountain; niece Christine Ogden and nephew David Ogden, Oromocto, NB. She was predeceased by her parents and twin brothers Charles Bruce and Amos Max. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home. A prayer service was held February 22nd. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

McINNIS, Daniel Joseph “Dannie” - 80, Truro Heights, formerly of Debert, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 10, 2012. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late William and Christina (McNeil) McInnis. Dannie is survived by his wife, Ethel (Hendry) McInnis; daughter, Jeanie McInnis Thompson and her children, Miranda Gratto and Michael Gratto, all of Truro; step-children, Wanda Davies, Toronto; Stephen and Carolynne Smith, Brookfield; Arlene and John Smith-Lowe, Londonderry; Cindie Smith and Michael Fleming, Greenfield; Tony and Debbie Smith, Lornevale. He was “Grampie Dan” to 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Wednesday, February 15, 2012, Pastor Bill Martin officiated. Private family interment will take place at the Economy Cemetery in the spring. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

AKERMAN, Harland Boyd - August 8, 1918 - February 12, 2012. Born in Westville, Nova Scotia to Caroline and David Akerman, Earl Woodger (Lucy) and Hilbert (Ruth) welcomed their new brother. Later, to an expanding Akerman clan - Carl (Bernie), Marvin (Loretta), Jean (Lloyd), Howard (Joan), Marion, and Dick (Kay) were born. Harland became his mother's right-hand helper in all her household and child rearing tasks. He was selected for training in the RCAF as a pilot in WWII and served on many harrowing missions in Europe and Africa. He flew a Hurricane which required a lot of will, determination and skill to fly. In 1944, Harland became Pilot Officer assigned to a special Section. After the war, he returned home to marry Kathleen McLellan (1919-1958), attended Dalhousie University, and started a family. He relocated his family to the mining town of Levack where Gail Sobol (Fred Law), David (Gail) and Wayne (Gayle) were brought up. Harland again had a chance to hone his child rearing and household skills for ten years as a widower. In 1968, he chose Audrey Roberts (1913-2005) as his wife and welcomed Iris, Juanita (Paul Fazakas), Wayne (Fran) and Helen into the family. His expanded family, a new brick home in Dowling built, the garden and his active role in church life kept him busy until retirement. Once retired, he and Audrey moved back to their origins in Great Village, Nova Scotia. A home and a cottage at Five Houses were then built and both housed great gardens. Grandchildren Kathleen (Trevor Popowich), Alison Sobol, Sylvie Rodrigue , Curtis (Gail), Craig (Mandy), Cara (David Jordan), Matthew and Adam, Robert and Thomas Desautels, as well as Susan and Joe Fazakas enjoyed fishing, clam digging, rock hounding, playing games and baseball with Grandpa. On June 12, 2010, Harland, friends and family celebrated his marriage to Audrey Rector. Her children, Elston (Sharon) and Colleen then too became part of his extended family. They began their lives together on an unforgettable honeymoon trip to Newfoundland in an RV which was amazingly equipped with both maid and chauffeur. A funeral service was held Saturday, February 18th in St. James United Church, Great Village, NS with Rev. David Lloyd-Pierce officiating. Interment in Mahon Cemetery in the Spring. On-line condolences and donations may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

McCALLUM, Clarence Irving - 76, North River, passed away peacefully, Monday, February 13, 2012, at home. Born July 30, 1935, in East Mountain, he was a son of the late Lorne and Ada (Thompson) McCallum. Clarence is survived by his wife, Sharon Joyce (Lynds); children, Terry (Susan) McCallum, North River; Roger (Lorna) McCallum, Upper North River; Darren McCallum (Carol), Lawrencetown, Halifax Co.; Jason McCallum, Bible Hill; Sonya McCallum, Toronto; grandchildren, Cory, Jessica, Craig, Trent, Carlie, Cassadie; siblings, Lillian Pyke, Edie Taylor, Murray McCallum, Bible Hill; Elsie (Austin) Mortenson, Salmon River; Elmer (Ellen) McCallum, Onslow Mountain; Doris (Allen) Baird, Onslow; Shirley McCallum, Truro; David McCallum (Norma), Onslow; Bruce (Susan) McCallum, Onslow Mountain; brother-in-law, Warren Yuill, Tatamagouche; numerous nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter in infancy; sisters, Alice McCallum, June Yuill; sisters-in-law, Erma McCallum, Elaine McCallum; brothers-in-law, George Pyke, Bert Taylor. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, February 18, 2012, The Reverend Lori Ramsey officiated. Spring interment in Aenon Baptist Church Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

WINTERS, Roy H. - 87, Parrsboro passed away Monday, February 13, 2012 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Claude and Vera (Bullerwell) Winters. Roy served with the merchant marine during World War II. Following the war, he was a marine engineer for Atlantic Towing for many years, retiring in 1986. Roy enjoyed animals, fiddle music and long walks on the beach. As well, he enjoyed a good game of darts and checkers. He is survived by his wife, the former Marguerite Phinney; his children, Sandra Hiltz (Doug), Parrsboro; Maria Winters, Parrsboro; Clovia Atkinson (John), Parrsboro; Virginia Pettigrew, Calgary; Michael (Heather), Parrsboro; Bernie (Sherry), Morell, PEI; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren. He was predeceased by sisters, Alice and Arnelia; brothers, Jack, George and Claude. Funeral service was held February 17, 2012 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro with Keith Selwyn-Smith, DLM and Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WARD, Jennie (Jackson) - On February 15th, 2012 Jennie Ward (Jackson), Crowes Mills, left this world for a peaceful reunion with loved ones who have gone before; husband John Arthur Ward, parents Sarah and Charles Jackson, Westville; sisters Violet (Henry) Lindbaum, Midale, Saskatchewan; Mary (Clarence) Stellarton; brothers Charles (Elizabeth), Black Point and Fred (Doris), Orangeville, Ontario; companion Ira Fleming, Lower Onslow. Born in Thorburn in 1924, she lived on the farm in MacPherson’s Mills where she developed a passion for the country way of life. Left to cherish her memory are her seven children: Sharon Trudeau, Lawrencetown, NS; Carolyn (Francis) Woods, Creston, BC; Bonnie Conrad Melanson (Bill Moore), Dartmouth; Nadine (Robert) Girard, Winnipeg; Barbara (Edwin) Simms, Crowes Mills; David and Timothy, Edson, AB; brother William (Fran) Jackson, New Glasgow, NS and sister Dorothy MacKinnon, Regina, Saskatchewan; in addition to 15 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life was held February 20th at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, N.S. On-line condolences and donations may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

SHARPE, Charles Lawrence - 80, Great Village, passed away Thursday February 16, 2012, in the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Blanche (Hines) Sharpe. He is survived by brothers, Thomas Sharpe (Kaye) of Great Village, William “Bill” Sharpe (Annette) of Debert; half-sister Mrs. Shirley Philips of Chase, BC; numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Charles was predeceased by brothers, Bradley, Laurie, Bobby; sisters Lillian Lavigne (Roger), Jean Steeves (Leslie), sister Stella Mae in infancy. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 21, 2012, Reverend David Lloyd-Pearce officiated. Spring interment will be held in Brookfield Westside Cemetery, Brookfield. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

JONES, Ethel Deborah-Lee (June 25, 1954 - February 17, 2012) passed away suddenly and peacefully February 17, 2012, in QEII Hospital, Halifax, N. S. surrounded by family and friends. Born and raised in Truro, she was the daughter of the late Willena Beatrice and the late Elmer Alvin Jones. She completed the Transition Year Program (TYP), obtained her Bachelor of Arts and her Bachelor of Education. She continued her formal academic scholastic education by working on her Masters degree in French all at Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S. She was the recipient of many scholarships, awards, bursaries and citations. Prior to studying and teaching in France, Debby worked for several years at Canada Employment Student Manpower and was a Housemother to many young women at Dalhousie University. Debby taught in Truro, France, and Halifax metro. Several years ago, she retired from teaching. She was a lifelong member of Zion United Baptist Church, Truro, N.S., former member Pilgrim Baptist Church, Winnipeg, and attended Cornwallis Street Baptist Church, while in Halifax. Debby loved music! She sang and toured for many years with the acclaimed acappella group Four the Moment. Debby is survived by her sisters Marie Francis (Truro, N.S.), Janis Jones (Burnaby, B.C.), Luella and Lynn Jones (Halifax), brothers Burnley "Rocky"(Sharon) (Halifax),and Roger (Burnaby, BC). Debby was predeceased by her parents, sisters Elaine Maxwell, Wilma Jones and brother Alvin Jones. Funeral service was held February 23 at the Colchester Community Funeral Home. Debby has been cremated and her internment will be at a later date in the Robie Street Cemetery, Truro, N.S.

LEGERE, Jean Lila (Milner) - Salmon River, Colchester County, passed away peacefully with her loving children at her side, Sunday, February 19, 2012 in the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born August 30, 1929, in Debert, she was a daughter of the late Nelson and Cora (McRae) Milner. She is survived by a daughter Deborah MacKenzie (Blaine McCurdy) of Manganese mines and her children Daniel (Ruth) MacKenzie of Lower Harmony, Tim (Amanda) MacKenzie and their children, Kayleigh and Rylee all of Belmont; step-grandson Jeremy of Halifax; sons, Karl of Salmon River and his daughters, Karla Spicer (Dara) and their children Jeremy, Kaitlyn, all of Lower Harmony, Veronica of the Annapolis Valley, Kathleen and Sharlene “Charlie” both at home; son Elmer (Heather) of Nuttby, and their son Nathan at home, daughter Laura Westlake (David) of Truro, and children Robbie, Alex; son Cecil (Barb) of Debert, and their sons Clifford of Halifax, Anthony of Ontario; sisters, Bella Milner, Truro, Diane Milner of Calgary; brother Carmen (Diane) of Debert; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Reg in 2001; sister Vera Burris; brothers Garnet, Walter, Raymond; 2 grandchildren in infancy. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Thursday, February 23, 2012, The Reverend Lori Ramsey officiated. Spring interment at a later date in Blackmore Memorial Cemetery, Upper North River. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

RUSHTON, Bernard Harlen - 90, Upper Economy, passed away peacefully at home, February 19, 2012, after an extended period of declining health. Born in Westchester Mountain, he was an only child of the late Wilson and Alma (Corbett) Rushton. Bernard is survived by his wife Geneva (Starritt) Rushton, a daughter Lorraine O’Toole (Lewis) of Halifax; sons, Terry Rushton of Durham, ON, Larry Rushton (Donna) of Little Bass River; grandchildren Darrin Fletcher (Joanne), Annette Sprague (Grant), Jeremy Rushton; five great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Connie in 2001. There will be no funeral service by Bernard’s request. Arrangements are under the direction of Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

ADAMS, Alfreda R. “Freda” – 82, of Lower Five Islands passed away Monday, February 20, 2012 at home. Born in Walton, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Emelda (Babineau) Lorette. She was survived by daughters, Linda Hubbard (Bernie), Bass River; Dale (Brian Allen), Hammonds Plains; Cindy Brennan (Gordie), Edmonton; a son, Gary (Carol), Lower Five Islands; sisters, Lorena Parsons (Leon), Parrsboro; Joyce Myers, Lower Sackville; a brother, Frederick (Jackie), Stewiacke; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Fraser; brothers, Valerie, Bill, Roy. Funeral service was held February 23, 2012 at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Parrsboro, Father Phil Thibodeau officiating. Memorial donations may be made to St. Brigid’s Church, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

FULTON, Donald Lloyd – 92, Bass River passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2012 in Veteran’s Memorial Hospital, Halifax. Born October 27, 1919 he was the youngest of eleven children born to the late Scott and Karrie (Knight) Fulton of Bass River. He is survived by son, Bill (Joanne), Bass River; twin daughter, Daphne (Tom), Truro; sister, Peg Fletcher, Truro; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Jennie (Smith); twin daughter, Dorothy; daughter, Marjorie and grandson, Trevor; brothers, Stanley, Harry, Dawson, Harney, George, Ken; sisters, Lita, Eva and a sister in infancy. He served overseas in the Second World War. He was employed with the Dept. of Highways for 33 years. He had many good times and lots of memories of Castlereigh – the place he wanted to return to – time after time. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A memorial service was held February 27 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Private interment at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations in his memory may be made to the Veterans Memorial Park, Bass River. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com
 


 

February 2012

 

HAYWARD, E. Marjorie (nee Lane) - 88, Crowes Mills, former long time resident of Londonderry, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, December 18, 2011, at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born April 7, 1923, in North Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Bertram and Alberta (Toole) Lane. Marjorie is survived by her children, Cathy Hayward, Layne Hayward, Crowes Mills; brother, Clifford (Emily) Lane, Portapique; sisters, Georgie (Myles) Rushton, Sutherlands Lake; Beulah (Rex) Trask, Truro; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Sears, Frances MacNarin, Moncton; several much loved nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Rolfe Sundby Hayward; son, Rolfe Bertram (Buddy) Hayward; brother, Keith (Albie) Lane and his wife, Helen; sisters, Evelyn and Lillian; sister-in-law, Grace and nephew, David Rushton. Marjorie was an adherent of the Londonderry Station Community Church and a member of Acadia Rebekah Lodge. Funeral service was held Thursday, December 22, 2011, in St. James Presbyterian Church, 725 Prince Street, Truro, Dr. Brian Ross officiated. Interment was in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. Arrangements were entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LYNDS, Ursula Vivian (Stokes) - 96, Truro, formerly of Lower Debert, passed away peacefully, Sunday, December 18, 2011, at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born April 3, 1915, in Sackville, New Brunswick, she was a daughter of the late Winslow and Hazel (Lane) Stokes and moved to Truro at the age of four. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Ursula is survived by her brother-in-law, Harold Lusby, Amherst; sisters-in-law, Shirley Stokes, Gertrude Stokes, Truro; Lorraine Stokes, Murray River, Prince Edward Island; Dorothy Brunet, Bible Hill; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Frank Gesner Lynds; infant daughter; sister, Eileen Lusby; brothers, Cyril, Roy and Brice Stokes. Funeral service was held Wednesday, December 21, 2011, in Erskine United Church, 983 Highway 2, Glenholme, Reverend Cory Somers officiated, and Reverend Don MacQueen assisted. Interment was in Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme. Arrangements were entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

RUSHTON, Curtis Wilbert - 65, The Mira Long Term Care Centre, Truro, formerly of Amherst, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, December 18, 2011, at VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born October 4, 1946, in Truro, he was a son of the late Cecil and Lena (Scott) Rushton and stepson of the late Frances (Babineau) Rushton. Curtis is survived by his son, Lewis (Laureen) Rushton and their son, Lucas, Belmont; daughter, Cindy (Craig) Kivi, Hilden; sister, Doreen (Ron) Smith, Parrsboro; brothers, Carl, Portapique; Dean (Linda), Terry (Debbie), Highland Village; Fred (Helen), Lower Sackville; Larry (Darlene), Provost, Alberta; stepsons, Shawn Chapman, Riverview, New Brunswick; Jason Chapman, Amherst; stepgrandchildren, Katra, Shania, Brady, Acadia, Zachary; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents and stepmother, he was predeceased by his wife, Linda (Rector); daughter, Carla; sister, Betty; brothers, Richard, Chesley. Arrangements were entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Wednesday, December 21, 2011, Pastor Steve Adams officiated. Spring interment in Amherst Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LIVINGSTON, Georgina P. – 91, of Parrsboro passed away Sunday, December 25, 2011 at Highcrest Nursing Home, Springhill. Born in Diligent River, she was a daughter of the late Aubrey and Hattie (Allen) Yorke. She is survived by a daughter, Donna Best (Hardy), Parrsboro; son, Frederick, Parrsboro; brother Murray Yorke (Sylvia), Lorneville, N.B.; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Livingston; sisters, Avora, Jean; brothers, Boyd, Osmond, Victor. A private graveside 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

MacMICHAEL, (Carter), Marion Evelyn, – 81, of Debert, NS passed peacefully to her Lord Dec. 25, 2011. She was the daughter of the late Eldren and Ethelwyn (Lynds) Carter, Debert. She is survived by her husband Frank; sons Terry (Beth), Debert, NS and Rick (Susan), Quispamsis, NB; grandsons Greigh (Alyson), Stuart, Colin, Scott (Heather), Corey (Heather) and James; granddaughter Meggie; four great grandchildren; sister, Olga (George Oliver) Baker; many nieces and nephews. Marion was predeceased by brothers Edwin (Corena) and Richard (Eileen) and Donald Rupert who died in infancy; sister Vivian (Art Blackwood)(Carmen Staples). Thank you to doctors and nurses at the Colchester Regional Hospital for the care and concern for her and for her family and making her stay there comfortable. Funeral service was held Thursday, December 29 in the Debert Baptist Church, 1273 Plains Road, Debert, Pastor Bill Martin officiating with burial in the Middle Road Cemetery at a later date. On-line condolences and donations may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

CURRIE, Addie May (Blackmore) – 96, formerly of Barry Avenue, Salmon River, passed away January 2, 2012 at Debert Court where she has resided for the last year. Addie was the daughter of the late Stearns and Esther (Tattrie) Blackmore of McCallum Settlement. Addie is survived by her four children, Berton (Sally Merriam) of North Kingston, Bonnie (Arthur) Redden of Enfield, Sandra (Sandy) Kent of Stewiacke, and Wanda (Donnie) Frizzle of Great Village, two sisters, Hazel Johnson of Truro, and Florence Shearer of Crowes Mills, two step-brothers, Norman (Beverly) Hingley of Crowes Mills and Newton (Darlene) Hingley of Harmony, sister- in- Law Betty Blackmore of North River, brother- in- law Earl (Marguerite) MacLeod of Onslow, 10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 53 years, Cecil Currie; sisters, Blanche Messervey, Daisy Macleod, Freda MacRae, Gladys MacKenzie; brothers Murray Blackmore, Ernest Blackmore, Edward Ernest (in Infancy); and grandson Ian Currie. Arrangements were entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street Truro, where the funeral service was held Thursday, January 5, 2012, Reverend David Lutes officiated Interment was held in Blackmore Memorial Cemetery, Upper North River. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

PERRY, Lorraine “Lorrie” Fay (nee Patriquin) – Upper Onslow a long time resident of Onslow and formerly of Great Village passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2012 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in 1958 in Truro, Lorrie lived in her beloved “village” with her daughter, Nicole and husband, Jim before moving to Onslow in 1989. She is survived by her daughter, Nicole (Robbie Dodge), Upper Onslow; brother, Bobby (Ruth) Patriquin, Great Village; former husband, Jim Perry, Bible Hill; several nieces and nephews as well as many friends. She was predeceased by her father, Ross Patriquin; mother, Lois Spencer and stepfather, Lester Spencer. Funeral service was held Thursday, January 5 with Rev. Ian Harrison officiating in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Donations may be made to the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society or to a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

JOUDREY, Ella Julia Elizabeth (Richards) - 85, Truro, passed away peacefully, with her loving family at her side, on Wednesday evening, January 4, 2012, at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born January 4, 1927, in Otterbrook, she was a daughter of the late James and Eliza (Nichols) Tree. Julia is survived by her husband, W. Russell Joudrey; children, Gerald (Jacqueline) Richards, Portapique; Gordon Richards, Bible Hill; Ronald Richards, Vegreville, Alberta; David (Anita) Richards, Truro; grandchildren, Julie (Paul), Tracey (Casey), Geremy, Gregg (Jacqueline), Tiffany (Mario), Cheryl, Troy (Erin), Jason (Erica), Traci (Gerald); step-children, Stephen Joudrey, North River; Scott (Trudy) Joudrey, Bible Hill; Patricia (Terry) Cooke, Highland Village; Elizabeth (Doug) Langille, Truro; Carolyn (Martin) O’Hagan, Whitehorse, Yukon; several step grandchildren, nieces and nephews; sister, Vivian Sheehan, New Glasgow; brother, Jim Tree, Pictou. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her son, John Richards; sisters, Hattie Millen, Gwen Hamilton, Grace Richards, May Fulton; brothers, John, William “Bill”, Hance, Carl and Hedley Tree. Arrangements were entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Monday, January 9, 2012, Reverend Morley Bentley officiated. Spring interment will be held in Pine Grove Cemetery, Stewiacke East. Family Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

COCK, David Randall - 70, of Truro, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, January 4, 2012. Born in Perron, Quebec, he was a son of the late William and Verna (Tucker) Cock. He is survived by his common law wife, the former Glenna (Berglund) Barron; daughters, Donna Lewis, Crowes Mills, Kathy Lobban, Truro; brothers, Dennis (Marilyn), BC, Donald (Glenda) and Darrell (Debbie) both of Great Village; sister, Donna (Royce), Debert; grandchildren, Trevor, Brittany, Samantha, Stephanie; great grandson, Keidan; his companion, Maggie. Arrangements were entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Friday, January 6, 2012, Reverend Donna Lawrence officiated. Interment to be held at a later date in the Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

DICKIE, Gordon Henry – 85, Central Onslow passed away quietly January 8, 2012 in Williams Country Home, Hilden. Born in Onslow, he was a son of the late Walter and Hilda Dickie. Gordon lived and farmed in Onslow his entire life and was very interested in breeding and showing his Holsteins. He showed his cattle throughout the Maritimes and at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. Gordon was still tending his calves at the age of 80. He also owned and trained horses at the Truro Raceway for many years. He was very interested in the 4-H Program. Gordon was very good natured, enjoyed life and with his brother, Vaughan for many years ran the always popular “Dickie Brothers Barn Dances”. He is survived by his wife, Mary “Frances” (Audas); step-daughters, Linda Yuill, Ginger (Gerry) MacCallum, both of Central Onslow; step-son, Tony (Yolanda) Gillis, Central Onslow; sister, Estelle Rector; brothers, Carl (Vera), Vaughan (Brenda), Peter (Ann); grandchildren, Brian, Krista, Holly, Mark: great-grandchildren, Cole, Lane, Sage, Mason; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Doreen Hunter; brothers, Stratton, Keith and Doug. A memorial service was be held January 11 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Gerald Kerr officiating. Spring interment in Onslow Island Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

BARKHOUSE, Myrtle M. - 58, of Halifax, and formerly of Parrsboro passed away Monday, January 9, 2012 at the QEII Health Sciences Centre [VG Site], Halifax. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of Leona (Hebb) Phinney, Parrsboro and the late Robert Phinney. She is survived by her husband, Eugene; a son, Michael, Halifax; sisters, Linda Brown (Russell), Southampton; Brenda Welsh (Gerald), Parrsboro; Susan Clarke (Stephen), Wharton; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service was held January 13, 2012 with Rev. Keith Selwyn-Smith officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MOLTZEN, Dorothy ‘Jean’ - 91, Truro. Jean left us on Saturday, January 14, 2012, to be with her Heavenly Father. Jean was born in Debert, where she lived until 1957, when she moved with her family to Truro. She is survived by her children, Ardith McLean-Chaisson (David), Richard McLean (Sharon), Bible Hill; Donna Phillips (Robert “Bob”) California; step-brother, Harry Taylor, Truro; grandchildren, Norman Crowell (Margie), Antigonish, Debbie Stewart (Harry), Pictou; Kelly Watson, Masstown; Saundra Phillips (Don), California; great grandchildren, Christopher (Megan) Crowell, Airdrie, Alberta; Thomas Crowell, Masstown; Sarah Crowell, Wolfville; Paul Stewart, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan; Laura Stewart, Florida; Matthew Watson, Mark Watson, Masstown; Tomika Phillips, Enchante Phillips, Kyle Phillips, Whyatt Phillips, California; great-great grandchildren, Christian Crowell, Evelyn Crowell, Ryan Crowell, Airdrie, Alberta; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Carrie (Carter) Taylor; first husband, Wilfred (Tom) McLean; second husband, Harry Moltzen; grandson, Todd Richard McLean; great granddaughter, Lindsay Jean Stewart; sisters, Margaret McDorman, Violet Simpson; brothers, Courtney, Herman, David and Lloyd Taylor; step-mother, Emily Taylor. A private graveside service for family and close friends will be held in the spring at Bible Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

FISHER, James Douglas “Jim” - 54, Green Oaks. With heavy hearts we regret to announce the sudden passing of our dear Jim on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 as a result of a work place accident in Green Oaks. Born June 26, 1957, in Truro, he was a son of Joyce Smith-Fisher, Truro, and the late Frederick “Junior” Fisher. (Both formerly of Princeport) Along with his mother, Jim is survived by his son, Derek Fisher, Frankville, Antigonish County; grandchildren, Ethan, Sophia; brothers, Glenn (Claudia) Fisher, Valley; David (Wanda) Fisher, North River; sisters, Janet Stephens, Truro; Carolyn Tully, Valley; Ellen McLellan, Onslow; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Along with his father, he was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Fred and Jean (MacIntosh) Smith; paternal grandparents, Frederick and Ida (MacLennan) Fisher. Arrangements were entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, January 21, 2012, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Spring interment in Robie Street Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

WOOD, CROYDEN G., Jr. “Boo” - 48, of Parrsboro passed away tragically on Friday, January 20, 2012 near Parrsboro. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of Croyden and Frances (Gilroy) Wood, Parrsboro. He is survived by his companion, Brenda Dawn (Downey) Perry, and her children, Clinton, Justin, Ajay and Angel, all at home; a sister, Patty Wood, Moncton; brothers, Arnold (Janet), Parrsboro; Bentley (Paula), Porter’s Lake; sister-in-law, Tanya (MacFarlane) Wood, Parrsboro; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Also, deceased was his brother, Michael. Funeral for Croyden and his brother Michael was held Thursday January 26, 2012 in Trinity United Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Tory Byrne, Rev. Greg Doyle and Rev. Keith Smith officiating. Memorial donations may be made to a trust fund being established for the benefit of Croyden’s step-children. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WOOD, Michael A. – 41, of Parrsboro passed away tragically on Friday, January 20, 2012 near Parrsboro. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of Croyden and Frances (Gilroy) Wood, Parrsboro. He is survived by his wife, Tanya (MacFarlane) Wood, Parrsboro; sons, Grant and Keith, both at home; a sister, Patty Wood, Moncton; brothers, Arnold (Janet), Parrsboro; Bentley (Paula), Porter’s Lake; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Also, deceased was his brother, Croyden “Boo” Wood. Funeral for Michael and his brother Croyden was held Thursday January 26, 2012 in Trinity United Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Tory Byrne, Rev. Greg Doyle and Rev. Keith Smith officiating. Memorial donations may be made to a trust fund being established for the benefit of Michael’s children. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

JENNINGS, Elizabeth Ann Marie - 75, Debert, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, January 21, 2012, at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born August 14, 1936, in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. MacIntosh. Elizabeth is survived by her sons, Mark (Susan), Debert; Allan, Dartmouth; grandsons, Jeramy, Travis; one sister; one brother; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Raymond Jennings (April 2011); son, Ross Jennings; one sister. Arrangements were entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Thursday, January 26, 2012, Reverend Don MacQueen officiated. Spring interment in Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

MacDONALD, Ruth – 92, Truro passed away January 23, 2012 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Madeleine Islands, Quebec she was a daughter of the late John and Grace (Rankin) Clark. She is survived by sons, Winston (Judy), Economy, Glen (Patti), Onslow Mountain; grandchildren, Troy, Tami, Caitlyn, Colin, Alicia, Jenna; great-grandchildren, Justine, Destyni; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Gregory; son, Charles in infancy; daughter, Kaye; brothers, Wessey, Reeves; sisters, Mabel, Hattie, Rita. Cremation has taken place. No service by request. The family wishes to extend a thank you to Dr. Singh for his special care of Ruth over the years. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

GEORGE, Evelyne R. "Tootsie" - 65, of Parrsboro passed away following a long illness on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Five Islands, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Lewis) Webb. Tootsie spent many years working in various nursing homes throughout the area. She was very well known throughout the community for her home baking. She was also a member of the West Brook - Halfway River Women's Institute. She is survived by her loving husband, Arthur; sons, Glen (Rhonda), Robert (Heather), all of Parrsboro; grandchildren, Ryan, Thaine, Courtney, Morgan, Ben, Alyssa; sisters, Shirley (Vince); Irene (Aubrey); brothers, Eddy (Ruth), Aurele (Joy), Vince (Jackie), James (Diane), Robert (Joanne); her very special friend, Dorothy "Cinderella" Harrison; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Ivan and two sisters in infancy. Funeral service was held on Sunday January 29, 2012 at the Parrsboro Baptist Church, Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the Harrison Settlement Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


GILBERT, Adel E. - It is with a great sense of loss the family of Adel E. Gilbert, 85, of Springhill, announces her death. She passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at the home of her daughter, "little" Adel Dorothy, in Parrsboro, surrounded by her family. Adel was born and raised in Springhill where she lived for the vast majority of her life. In 2008 she moved to Centennial Villa, Amherst and in 2011 relocated to the South Cumberland Community Care Center, Parrsboro. As a young woman, she worked in Truro at Stanfields. When she met her future husband, Reg, she returned to Springhill. Adel and Reg had four children, and since Reg worked away on tankers for Imperial Oil, Adel was left to raise them. Adel was a lifetime member of the Phythian Sisters, a Returning Officer for many municipal, provincial and federal elections, and for many years was the Ward 2 Captain for the Canadian Cancer Society. She also was a volunteer for the Terry Fox run. Adel is survived by her sons, David, Brantford, Ont.; John Sussex, N.B.; daughters, Chris Patterson. Tatamagouche and Adel Dorothy, Parrsboro; grandchildren Christopher Gilbert, Brantford, Ont., Jennifer Gilbert, Hamilton, Ont., Daniel Gilbert, Montreal, Que., Timothy Gilbert, Saint John, N.B. and Katie Patterson, Leeds, England; a brother, Lawrence Joseph, Toronto, Ont. and sister Doris Gore, Orlando, Fla.; as well as many nieces and nephews. Adel was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Reg; grandson Mark Gilbert, and siblings, Peter Joseph, Ed Joseph, and Marjorie Shama. Funeral service was held Monday January 30, 2012. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

HEBB, Willard A. - 67, Parrsboro, Cumberland County passed away so very peacefully on Friday, January 27, 2012 at his home. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Freeman and Myrtle (Falconer) Hebb. Willard was a heavy equipment operator having worked for Nova Construction, Martell's Construction, Dexter, and most recently Hammerstone in Fort McMurray, AB. His construction co-workers became his second family. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, the former Rosalie Morris; his children, Kyle (Lynne), Parrsboro; Denise Stevens (Roy), Truro; Codey (Carly Reed), Halifax; sisters, Leona Phinney, Parrsboro; Louise Morris (Randy), Truro; Joyce Rooney (Maurice), Brampton, Ont.; brother, Lewis (Lois), Parrsboro; grandchildren, Mackenzie and Kennedy Stevens; Josh, Dylan and Lauren Hebb; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter in infancy. Funeral service was held January 29, 2012 at the Parrsboro United Church, Rev. Keith Selwyn-Smith and Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 


 

January 2012


LANE, Helen Patricia – 72, Debert. It comes with great sadness the passing of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother on Friday, November 25, 2011 at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Margarite (Isnor-Smith) Baker. Helen lived her life to the fullest. She taught Sunday School and the Youth Group in Londonderry Station United Church for many years. She also organized the first Terry Fox Run and ball tournament in Londonderry. She is survived by her daughters, Florence (Kevin) Dobson, Londonderry, Tina (Kurt) Gratto, Masstown, Karen Lane (Greg Walters), Yarmouth, Judy Elliott (Greg Greenwood), Brookfield, Linda Lane, Debert; son, Richard, Truro; grandchildren, Vicki, Dustin, Jamie, Alec, Jeffrey, Karla, Shannon, Jordan, Hannah and Chloe; 8 great grandchildren, all with a special place in her heart; sisters, Marilyn Goucher, Spryfield, Kaye Vaughan, B.C., Joan Moulton, Spryfield, Barbara Oakly, Porters Lake; brother, Russell Baker, Halifax; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Hayward, Georgie Rushton, Beulah Trask; brother-in-law, Cliff Lane; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Keith “Alby” Aubrey Lane; mother-in-law, Alberta Lane (Mom); sister and brother-in-law, Blanche (Cliff) Roache, sisters, Lillian Mikkelson, Edith LeBlanc; brother, Robert Baker. Funeral service was held on November 29 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Pastor Bill Martin officiating. Interment in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. Condolences at: www.colchestercommunity.com

BARNHILL, Blanche MacRae, Truro. With the grace and quiet dignity that characterized her life, our mother, Blanche Barnhill, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 26, 2011, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, surrounded by members of her loving family. Born in South Branch, January 15, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Jennie (Fulton) Andrews. She is survived by her three daughters, Sharon, Carolyn and Angela, and her two sons, Logan “Ned” (Sandra) and Rex (Janice) Barnhill. She was predeceased by her husband, Logan; a granddaughter, Rebecca Barnhill in infancy; sister, Rena (Bill) Johnson; brothers, Fulton (Verna) Andrews, Arthur Andrews, Douglas Andrews in infancy, and brother-in-law, George Reeves. She is survived by sister, Muriel Reeves; brothers, Frank (Joyce) Andrews, Paul (Eileen) Andrews; sisters-in-law, Edith and Helene Andrews; several nieces and nephews. Nana will be sadly missed by her eight grandchildren, Jim Moody, Heather Moody-Gillis (Joey), Andrew and Adam Barnhill, Kyle (Michelle) Barnhill, Beth (Michael) MacLellan, Jennie and Logan McLeod. Blanche was a member of the Wesley United Church, Belmont, the UCW, the church choir and played the piano and organ. Funeral service was held Thursday, December 1, 2011, in First United Church, Prince Street, Truro, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Interment was held in Belmont Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituaries and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SPICER, Carson C. – of East Apple River. Our beloved father Carson Spicer passed away Friday, December 2, 2011 in Bayview Memorial Health Care Centre, Advocate Harbour with his brother, Duncan, by his side. Born in 1926 at East Apple River, he was the first son of John Brenton and Agnes Mae (Johnson) Spicer. He will be missed by his brothers, Clair, Glendon, Duncan and Hedley; sisters, Madeline and Bessie; children, Paul, Brenda, Karen and Bruce; 4 grandchildren; a great grandchild; his many cherished family and friends, especially Lillian. A strong, fiercely independent man, he seemed fearless as he explored life. He supported us in all we did and was as proud that we were his kids, as we were proud he was our father. There was never a doubt he loved us all completely. A decorated Air Force veteran but farmer at heart, plantation owner, big rig driver, log house builder, square dancer and caller, fiddler wannabe, maker of moonshine and activist in his own way, but greatest of all, our Dad, our Hero! A celebration of his life was held December 17, 2011 in the Community Centre that Dad built in Advocate Harbour. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CAMERON, Carolyn R. “Aunt Caroline” - 94, of Spencer’s Island passed away Monday, December 05, 2011at Gables Lodge, Amherst. Born in Spencer’s Island, she was a daughter of the late Leslie and Inez (Borden) Merriam. She is survived by sons, Randall (Elizabeth), Spencer’s Island; John (Marilyn), Halifax; 4 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Reid in 1983; sisters, Thelma, Henrietta, Willena; brothers, Sydney, Clifton, Lawrence, Ross. A memorial service will held in the summer of 2012 and details will be formally announced at that time. Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

PARKS, Robert Gale “Bob” - 86, The Mira Long Term Care Centre, Truro, formerly of Upper Stewiacke, passed away peacefully, Monday morning, December 5, 2011, at The Mira. Born October 30, 1925, in Upper Musquodoboit, he was a son of the late Christina Parks. Robert is survived by his children, Gail (Larry) Cullen, Stellarton; Robert, Jr., Jeanne (John) Koster, Ernie (Val), all of Alberta; June (Elwood) Russell, Onslow Mountain; 14 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Andrews, Truro; Mary Stevens (Jim Morrison), Mechanics Settlement, New Brunswick; several nieces and nephews. Along with his mother, he was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis Lavinia (Colburne); daughter, Lynda in infancy; brother, William “Billy” Higgins. Arrangements were entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Friday, December 9, 2011, Reverend Marilyn MacDonald officiated. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery, Upper Stewiacke. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GOWER, Gerald Freeman – 78, Lower Truro. It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Gerald Freeman Gower after a lengthy illness, on December 6, 2011 in Truro. Born in Wentworth Valley, N.S. May 1st 1933, he was the son of the late Charles and Gladys Gower. Gerald was the beloved husband of Anne (Connell) and devoted father of David (Susan Barnhill), Grace (David Langley), Barbara (Glenn Fell), Joan (Steve Smith), Philip (Tracey Sanford) and Anita (Krista Skodje); loving grandfather of Kathleen, Laura and Anna Keating and Breanna Langley, Adria, Caroline and Annette Gower, Ben and Colin Baird, Taylor and Mark Smith and Alex, Jaime and Riley Gower. Gerald is survived by sisters, Alice McRae, Myrtle Sprague and Elsie Tattrie; brother Norman Gower. He is predeceased by one sister and three brothers. Love of and devotion to family was Gerald’s greatest joy and priority in life. Gerald has fourteen grandchildren who think of him as the world’s greatest Grampy, who always had a bright smile to greet them. The family sincerely thanks the nursing staff of Floor 3 North at the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro for their dedication and the dignified care and comfort they provided. Funeral mass and reception was held at Immaculate Conception Church, at 669 Prince Street, Truro on Friday, December 9, 2011. On-line condolences and donations may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

 


 

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