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May 2013

JOHNSTONE, Peter Graham – 78, Riverview, New Brunswick, formerly of Truro, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Moncton Hospital. Born November 12, 1934, in Truro, he was the son of the late James L. and Jean (Cox) Johnstone. Peter is survived by his wife, Pat (Crowley) Johnstone, Riverview, New Brunswick; son, David Johnstone, Truro; daughters, Nancy Johnstone, Shortts Lake; Susan Johnstone, Truro; grandchildren, Lee James Atkinson and Ellen Atkinson; extended family, Jo Ann LeBlanc, Moncton, and Jill LeBlanc Farquharson (Robert) and granddaughters, Kate and Laura Farquharson, Dieppe, New Brunswick; sister, Jamesie Adams, Brookfield; lifelong friend, George J.C. Lewis. Honouring Peter’s wishes, a reception for family and friends was held Thursday, March 28, 2013, in Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private family interment will be held in Folly Mountain Cemetery at a later date. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

STAPLES, Clara May (Beaver) – 90, Belmont, Colchester County, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013. We are saddened by our loss, but relieved that Mom gently passed from this life and is now at peace belonging to Eternity. Mom lived most of her 90 years in Belmont: she was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother and friend. Clara is survived by her sons, Gerald (Lise) Beaver, Leonard Beaver; grandchildren, Jason and Tara Beaver; two great grandsons; two great-great granddaughters; brother, Orland (Myrtle) Roblee; sister, Lillian Nichols; sister-in-law, Ruth Beaver; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is also survived by several Staples step-children and their families. Clara was predeceased by her first husband, Walter Beaver; second husband, Grant Staples; parents, Perley and Lucy (Cox) Roblee; sister, Dorothy (Oscar) Teed; grandson, Richard Beaver. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the daily caregivers and staff of Melville Lodge, Halifax, for Mom’s care. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Wednesday, March 27, 2013, Reverend Henry Boehm officiated. Spring interment in Belmont Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

JONES, Joan V. - 78, of Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late David and Marie (Wheaton) Reid. Joan was an avid believer in the town in which she grew up in, Parrsboro. She was actively involved as a former town counsellor, member of the Parrsboro and District Board of Trade, was Main Street coordinator and board member for the Ships' Company Theatre. She fought many a battles to maintain a thriving downtown core; some were won and many were lost, but she never gave up and her store front has been open for 35 years with many generations all finding something to love and share from her shop. She will be greatly missed by those who inspired her the most, her family - her daughter, Janice and her children, Ashley (of Tokyo, Japan), Cody, and Katie; and her daughters, Jill (Robert); Lori (Glen); her sister, Wendy (Sam); her brother, David (Nancy); her friend, Colin; her uncle, William Wheaton; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her grandmother, Lottie Wheaton with whom she was very close. A service of celebration was held Saturday March 30, 2013 at Trinity United Church, Parrsboro, Keith Selwyn-Smith, DLM officiating. Online condolences at: www.smithsfunerahome.com

BROUGHTON, Oran Bamford – 96, Truro, formerly of Westchester, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born April 14, 1916, in Westchester, he was a son of the late Albert and Bessie (Tattrie) Broughton. Oran was the last surviving member of his immediate family and is survived by his wife, Emma (Wilson) Broughton; daughters, Bessie (Lawson) Thomson, Westchester; Avis (Wesley) Austin, Sutherlands Lake; sons, Hubert (Annie), Truro; Philip (Cheryl), Westchester; nephew, Brian (Karen) Broughton, Moncton; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Hubert, Thomas, Herald, William "Bill", Kester in infancy; sister, Vera (Dixon); nephew, Kenneth Broughton. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private family interment will be held in Eagle Hill Cemetery, Westchester, in May 2013. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

McCARTHY, Helen Blanche, Truro, died peacefully with her family by her side, March 27, 2013 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre in Truro NS. She was the daughter of the late Lillian Clark and Charles E. Hamilton. Her family was the centre of her life. She is survived by daughters Carol (Ron MacMillan) and Beverly (Robert Gunderson); grandchildren Kirk Higgins (Joy), Tammi (Rick Hollis), Holly (Stan Hanes); five great grandchildren, Lauren, Jenna and Mark Hanes, Kristen and Alanah Higgins; sister-in-law Thelma Higgins. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews including two special nieces, Heather Stevenson and Shirley Walsh and a special cousin Norman Hamilton, also several friends whose visits she treasured. Besides her parents Helen was predeceased by her husband Foster McCarthy, daughter Bonita in infancy and one brother Edward Hamilton. A memorial service was held April 4, 2013 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WILLIGAR, Milford W. – 96, of Parrsboro passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Walter and Mary (Legere) Willigar. He was a master mechanic having worked for many garages throughout the area, but was particularly proud to have worked with the O’Regan family in Parrsboro for many years. He is survived by daughter, Glenda Parker (Charlie), Parrsboro; a son, Douglas (Linda), Parrsboro; grandchildren; Lawrence Willigar (Dawn), Parrsboro; Tina Kamienieki (Carson), Manning, Alta.; Lora Fife (Mike), B.C.; Wanda Willigar, Parrsboro; Jason Willigar (Carla), Parrsboro; 8 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Margaret MacDonald; sisters, Viola and Regina; brothers, Donald, Albert, Roland and Percy. Funeral service was held April 3, 2013 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in St. Brigid’s Catholic Cemetery, Parrsboro. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

BIRD, Russell Melbourne – 67, Great Village died peacefully at his home on March 30, 2013. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Eveleen (Alexander) Bird. He is survived by daughter, Shelly Vincent (Billy Briggs); granddaughter, Samantha Trites (Michael); grandsons, Dustin Taylor (Brianna), "Bo" Taylor (Emma) and great grandson, Mason Taylor; sister, Linda Slack (David); brothers, Jim Bird (Marion), Bryne Bird (Esther), Royce Bird (Bev); several nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life was held on April 6, 2013 in Debert Legion, Branch 106, 1252 Masstown Road, Debert. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences and donations may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

ROBINSON, H. Doreen – 91, of Advocate Harbour and Digby passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Bayview Memorial Health Care Centre, Advocate Harbour. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Violet (Brown) Vickery. After receiving her early education in Springhill, Doreen attended Provincial Normal College in Truro, complemented with additional courses taken from Acadia University in Wolfville and Nova Scotia Summer School in Halifax. She is survived by a sister, Augusta "Gussie" Morris, Advocate Harbour; several cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Robinson; a brother, Corey. Funeral service was held April 5, 2013 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, with Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the Woodlawn Baptist Cemetery, Digby at a later date. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com .

LYNDS, Celia Jane - 102, Truro. It is with great sorrow the family announces the death of Celia Lynds on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at The Mira Long Term Care Facility, Truro. Born December 6, 1910, in Onslow Mountain, she was a daughter of the late John and Jessie Crowe, and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Celia is survived by sons, Donald (Helen), Onslow Mountain; William (Vie), Crowes Mills; Eric (Nancy), Ontario; daughters, Irma (Ken) Lemmons, Bible Hill; Rosalie (Morris) McCallum, North River; Phyllis (Charles) Wilson, Bible Hill; Joan (Warren) McAuley, Lunenburg; Jane (Dave) Aalders, Truro; Darlene (Kerry) Blaikie, Lunenburg; several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; daughters-in-law, Betty Lynds, Belmont; Lorraine Lynds, Truro; son-in-law, Orville Otterson, Belmont. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Alfred; sons, Murray, Foster, Robert; daughter, Irene Otterson; grandsons, Stephen Lynds, Darrell Lynds, Frederick Crowe; daughter-in-law, Lillian Lynds; four sisters; three brothers. Celia’s family would like to thank the staff of The Mira for the wonderful care they provided and for all the friends she made while living there. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, April 6, 2013, Reverend Scott Penner officiated. Spring interment in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

OSMOND, Donald R. - 87, of Springhill and Parrsboro passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Aubrey and Beatrice (Hopkins) Osmond. He is survived by his wife, the former Jean Blenkhorn; daughter, Janet Williamson (Fred), Coquitlam, B.C.; a granddaughter, Sarah, Coquitlam; a grandson, Andrew (Jennifer), Calgary; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Dorothy, Jessie, Marjorie; brothers, Harold, Leonard, Edward, Reginald "Rud", Jerry. A celebration of Don’s life was held April 12, 2013 in Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Keith Selwyn-Smith, DLM officiating. Burial to follow in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

STEVENS, (Matthews) Beatrice Iola, 94 died peacefully at home after a lengthy illness. She was born in Debert, Colchester County on July 27, 1918. She was the daughter of the late Earl and Iola Matthews (McCully). "Bea" graduated from the Provincial Normal College in 1937 and taught at Oyster Pond/Jeddore, Scotch Village and Lower Truro before her marriage. She is survived by  daughter Janet Hewitt (Woodrow) of Truro,  son Phillip Stevens (Lucie), of Ottawa, grandsons Mark Hewitt (Bridget) of Palo Alto, California  and Christopher Stevens of Ottawa, granddaughter Victoria Stevens of Montreal, step granddaughters Joy Hewitt of Truro and Jill Cote (Marcel) of Mira Gut, step great grandchildren Mackenzie, Samantha, Dylan and Joshua. She is also survived by her sister, Fern Stewart of Middle Musquodobit, brothers Alfred of Debert and Arnold (Esther) of Welland, ON, sister-in-law Beulah Matthews of Bible Hill as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 yrs Donald Stevens, sister, Irene MacCallum and brother, Chesley Matthews. A memorial service was held April 11, 2013 with Rev. Jay Ettinger officiating. On-line condolences at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CARTER, Douglas "Doug" - Truro, NS passed away peacefully at home on April 9, 2013 at the age of 79 with his family at his side. Born in Truro in 1933 he was the son of the late Elwyn and Katherine Carter. He was a third generation business owner of Carter’s Paints and Carter’s China & Gift Shop. He worked in the Paint store until Jan. 2013 and took great pride in giving expert advice and great color matches. He was an avid curler as a young boy and in later years represented Nova Scotia in the Canadian Brier in Quebec City in 1971. He was a past president of the Truro Curling Club and the Truro Kiwanis Club. In later years he became involved in Municipal Politics serving as Town Councillor in 1968 and later as Deputy Mayor in 1969 until becoming Mayor from 1979-1997 before retiring. He is survived by his sister, Christine Carter, Truro, NS; daughter, Gayle (Bruce) Farquhar, Berwick, NS; sons, Mark (Judy) Carter, Lantz, NS and Andrew, Alberta; grandchildren, Sarah Farquhar, Aylesford, NS, James Farquhar, Beaverbank, NS, Laura Farquhar, Fort St John, BC, Jeremy Carter, Lantz, NS and Isaac Carter, Truro, NS. Dad will be greatly missed by "Breagh" his sidekick and "Guard Dog". Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Phyllis (Redmond) Carter and infant daughter Jennifer. A memorial service was held April 15, 2013 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating. Interment in Terrace Hill Cemetery, Truro at a later date. On-line condolences at: www.colchestercommunity.com

DICKIE, Carl Richards "Gamp" – 85, Truro, formerly of Old Barns, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in The Mira Long Term Care Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Walter and Hilda (Richards) Dickie. Carl was a farmer all of his life. He was formerly active with Central Nova Holstein Club and was Past President of Nova Scotia Branch of Holstein Canada. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Vera (Ferguson) Dickie; daughters, Debbie Masters (Bill), Old Barns; Gayle Randle (Rick), Truro; Carlene Dickie (David Stephens), Halifax; sons, John (Darlene), Bible Hill; George (Susan), Old Barns; grandchildren, Scott Masters (Teri-Lynn), Steven Masters, Brian Masters (Angela), Monica Thompson (Cory), Mary Randle (Matthew Aiken), Anne-Marie Taylor (Andrew), Nathan Dickie (Emily Shupe), Joey Sisco (Melanie Tufts), Melissa Harrison (Adam), Lucas Dickie (Lisa), Erica (Josh) Lane; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Peter Dickie (Ann), Truro; Vaughn Dickie (Brenda), Onslow; sister, Estelle Rector, Truro; many nieces and nephews. Carl was predeceased by brothers, Stratton, Douglas, Keith, Gordon; sister, Doreen. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, April 13, 2013, Reverend Ian Harrison officiated. Interment was held in Old Barns Cemetery, Old Barns. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CROWE, Basil Leon – 79 – with saddened hearts we announce the passing of our dear and beloved father on April 12, 2013 at the Mira Long Term Care Centre, Truro. Born in Truro he was the son of the late Aaron Crowe and Ina MacCallum. Basil worked at Halliday Craftsman’s Ltd and owned his own trucking business, "Basil’s Light Trucking". He is survived by his daughters, Darlene (Peter) Marshall, Leona (Danny) Neil; son, Basil (Beverly); grandchildren, Tammy Knight, Rachel Anderson, Nick Crowe, Courtney Crowe; two great grandchildren; sister, Lavenia (Kenneth) Cox; brother, Gary (Doreen) Crowe; sisters-in-law, Ola Crowe, Debbie Crowe, Peggy (Francis) Stewart; brother-in-law, Ian (Kenda)Taylor; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Nora (Taylor); brothers, Allen, Rollie. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service at the request of the family. Donations in dad’s memory may be made to the Parkinson Society or charity of choice. Donations and condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MASON, Ruth Louise (MacLean) – 71, Upper Stewiacke, passed away peacefully, April 13, 2013 in the Dartmouth General Hospital, Dartmouth, N.S. Born in Chaswood, Halifax Co.; she was the daughter of the late George and Helen (Leedham) MacLean. She is survived by her children, Wilma Andrews (Darrell), Stewiacke, Rockey (Sonia), Leo (Darlene), Patrick (Michelle), Scott (Kate), Nick (Rhonda), Mark (Pam), all of Upper Stewiacke, Doreen (Dwayne), Truro, Donna Smith (Tony), Onslow; sisters, Nancy, Leona, Elaine; brother, Wilfred; 27 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Lawson; daughters, Laverne, Wanda, Colleen; sisters, Barb, Joan. No visitation. A Memorial Service was held April 17, 2013 in the Upper Stewiacke United Church with Rev. Carolyn Rushton officiating. Interment in Riverside Cemetery. On-line condolences and donations may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

JOHNSON, Hazel Elizabeth (McRae) – 93, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2013 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro surrounded by her loving family. Born in Upper North River, she was the daughter of the late Stearns and Ester (Tattrie) Blackmore. Hazel worked at Stanfields Ltd. For 25 years. She is survived by sons (McRaes), Hollis (Gertrude), Brookside, Stearns (Anne), Alta., Carl (Eileen), Sterling (Amanda), both of Nuttby; daughter, Audrey Cavanaugh (William Hughes), Lower Onslow; stepsons (Johnsons), Glen (Margie), Brookfield, Warren, Upper Stewiacke; stepdaughters, Heather Johnson (Dale), Truro, Kathy (Ronald) Laffin, Upper Stewiacke, Barb (Donald) Watson, Upper Musquodoboit; sister, Florence Shearer, 17 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, 15 great great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Lorraine, Annie Haughn. She was predeceased by her first  husband, William McRae; second husband, Lester Johnson; her parents; daughter, Joyce; sisters, Blanche, Daisy, Addie, Freda, Gladys; brothers, Murray, Ernest; stepson, Peter Johnson. A memorial service was held April 19, 2013 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Ian Harrison officiating. Family interment will take place in Blackmore Cemetery. Condolences and donations at www.colchestercommunity.com

RUTHERFORD, Vivian Lewis (Fletcher) -84, Bass River, passed away peacefully April 14, 2013 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Upper Economy she was the daughter of the late Willard and Helen (Lewis) Fletcher. Vivian was a former teacher, homemaker and caregiver who was happiest when surrounded by children. She is survived by daughters, Darlene (Keith) Smith, Mary Jane Rutherford, both of Bass River; sisters, Hazel Taggart, Eva (Ted) Smith, Kay (Clayton) Lewis; grandchildren, Karen (David) MacFarlane, Karolyn (David) Chiasson, Darrell (Erica) Smith; great grandchildren, Ian, Anna, Avery, Sydney, Lauren – (who were her pride and joy); and very dear friend of nearly 60 years, Merna Ellis. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Earl; son, Robert. Funeral service was held April 19, 2013 in Riverside United Church, Bass River. Interment in Riverside Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences and donations may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

TAGGART, Helen Marie - 91, Truro. It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Helen Taggart on Friday, April 19, 2013, at Victoria Way, Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born May 14, 1921, in Manganese Mines, Colchester County, Helen was a daughter of the late Crosby and Maude (Nelson) Hoare, and the last surviving member of her immediate family. Helen is survived by her daughter, Diane (Randy) Trenholm, Ottawa; son, Wayne, Parrsboro; grandchildren, Kim (Colleen), Andrew, Ottawa; Tomas (Cynthia), Maryse (Mishel), British Columbia; great-grandchildren, Tyson, Sophie, British Columbia; sisters-in-law, Lola Ogden, Truro; Hazel Taggart, Bass River; Jean Taggart, Dartmouth; numerous nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Bruce; sisters, Eulah Ramsay, Dorothy Holt; brother, Graham; daughter-in-law, Hermance. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Helen’s family will receive friends from 1-1:45 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2013, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m., Reverend John Tonks officiating. Reception will follow. Private family interment in Riverside United Church Cemetery, Bass River. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GAMBLE, Herman Alfred – 88, Bass River, passed away suddenly and peacefully on Friday evening, April 19, 2013, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, as a result of complications from suffering a stroke. Born February 23, 1925, in Castlereagh, Colchester County, he was a son of the late Cameron and Mary (Newton) Gamble. Herman is survived by his partner, Vina Jackson; sister, Madeline Gamble, Truro; daughters, Bonnie (Barry) Hunter, Mississauga, Ontario; Madeline (Kevin) Primeau, Whitby, Ontario; son, Cameron (Rita) Gamble, Bradford, Ontario; grandchildren, Matt Martin, Cindy Kennedy, Jeffery Parsons, Stacey Godin, Ontario; many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by sister, Charlotte MacFarlane; brothers, Lawson, Bernard, Norman, Malcolm. Funeral service was held Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Riverside United Church, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Interment was held in Riverside United Church Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

TIBBETTS, Donald C. – 89, of Ward’s Brook, Cumberland County passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Ward’s Brook, he was a son of the late Stanley and LeEtta (MacDonald) Tibbetts. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Royal Canadian Navy. Donald was a graduate of Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Technical College. He was an engineer with the National Research Council in Halifax retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Minas Masonic Lodge, Parrsboro. He is survived by daughters, Sharon Tibbetts, Halifax; Deborah MacDonald, Dartmouth; a son, Alan (George McCaffrey), Saint John, N.B.; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Rita Jennings; a son, Brian; a brother, Gordon. Funeral service was held April 24, 2013 in Grace United Church, Port Greville, Keith Selwyn-Smith, DLM officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

SLACK, Jennie Isabel (MacKay) – 93, Debert passed away quietly in her sleep, April 23, 2013 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Earltown, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Minnie (Murray) MacKay. Jennie worked for several years with Canada Post as a postal clerk. She was a dedicated member of the Debert Baptist Church and will be sadly missed by everyone who knew and loved her. She is survived by her husband of 75 years, Douglas; son, Carl, Truro; brother, John, Tatamagouche; special family friend, Elizabeth (Bill) Hoyle, Ontario. She was predeceased by her sister, Marion McGill; brothers, Alex, Lloyd, Hector and Daniel. No visitation by request. A celebration of her life was held April 25 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Pastor Bill Martin officiating. Interment in Debert Cemetery. Condolences and donations at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WILLIGAR, Rhoda M. – 90, of Parrsboro passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Mary (Davis) Bennett. She is survived by daughters, Freda Estabrooks (Donald); Carol Lirette (Gerry), Bertha Smith, all of Amherst; Wanda Rushton, Glenholme; sons, David; Byron (Charlene Meekins); Donnie (Crystal Taylor), all of Parrsboro; sister, Lily Mills (Ronald), Debert; grandchildren, Brian, James, Amanda, Breanna, Jamie (Tammy), Wesley (Tanya), Brent (Lori), David (Anna), Tanyia (Pete), Billy and Stefan; great grandchildren, Kelly, Robyn, Brooklyn, Zoe, Elizabeth, Matthew; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralston in 1988; a son, Brian in 1986; sisters, Fanny, Marjorie, Beatrice; brothers, Clarence and Arnold. Funeral service was held April 27, 2013 with Rev. Frank Likely officiating. Burial in St. George’s Anglican Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to South Cumberland Community Care Centre Foundation, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CROWE, Neil – 99, Central Onslow, Colchester County, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Chappell Court, Truro. Born June 25, 1913, in Onslow Mountain, he was the son of the late Charlton and Mary (Whidden) Crowe. He is survived by his son, Ron (Iola) Crowe, Central Onslow; his daughter, Mary (Bruce) Currie, Masstown; grandchildren, Greg (Marion) Currie, Darrell (Margaret) Currie, Janet (Scott) Geldart, Randy (Kelly) Currie, Darren (Robyn) Crowe, Shelley (Charles) MacLellan; nine great-grandchildren; one great grandson;  very special pet, Molly, who resides with his son Ron; sister, Jean King; sisters-in-law, Pearl Wilson, Barbara MacBurnie; brother-in-law, Calvin Peppard, Truro; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Neil was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie (MacBurnie) of 65-years in 2004; brothers, Earl and Charlton Crowe; sisters, Myrtle McNutt, Ella MacQuarrie and three sisters in infancy. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, April 27, 2013, Reverend Gerald Kerr officiating. Interment was held in Belmont Cemetery, Belmont. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com.


April 2013

ADAMS, Harvey Gerald – 73, Debert passed away February 22, 2013 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Westchester, he was a son of the late Thomas and Helena (Brown) Adams. He is survived by his wife, Anna (Thibodeau); sons, Anthony (Rose Anne), Scott, both of Debert; daughter, Shawna (Bruce Higgins), Debert; grandson, Cody; granddaughters, Darian, Brittany; great-grandsons, Brody and Cruze; sisters, Alma, Vernon, B.C., Marilyn, Kitchener, Ont.; "special sons", Kelly Densmore, Troy Dixon, Billy Sinclair. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Percy, Ernie, Jim, Gary; sister, Maybarbara. Harvey’s wishes were to have a get-together in the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 106, Debert, which was held Saturday, March 2. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

HARRINGTON, Robina Drummond - 88, Glenholme, passed away Feb. 24th, 2013. She was born August 13th, 1924 in Leslie, Fife, Scotland. She migrated with her parents, John and Agnes Bayne, and nine brothers and three sisters to North Grant, Antigonish Co. One brother, Harry, was born in Canada. Robina, known simply as "Gram", was adored by all her family. Always kind and compassionate, her loving smile, warm hugs and tender heart will be greatly missed. Survived by her loving sons John (Kathy), George (Darlene), Charles (Linda), David (Lousie) and daughters Eleanor (James) Aitkens, Rosalie (Richard) Tenderenda , Carol Pash (Mike Doucette), Nancy Harrington (Russell Graham); 18 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by sister Ella (Albert) Ferster, Hamilton, Ont. and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Walter; infant twins, Wilma and Wallace; parents, John and Agnes Bayne; sisters, Agnes (Haggart) and Bella (Pushie); brothers, Bill, John, Tom, Dave, Wallace, George, John, Alex, and Harry.

Funeral service was held February 27 in Erskine United Church, Glenholme with Carol Gillard M.Div. and Rev. Don MacQueen officiating. Spring interment in Terrace Hill Cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of a choice. On-line condolences and donations may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

LAWSON, M. June -  77, Little Bass River and Antigonish, passed away peacefully after a short stay in Colchester East Hants Health Centre,  on Tuesday,  February 26, 2013. Born in Bass River on June 19, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Erma MacLaughlin. She is survived by her loving and devoted husbandof 56 years, Dale; her children, Paul (Rigoberto), Toronto; Heather (Jemma), Bass River; Karen, Halifax; Susan (Ken) Stewart, Antigonish;  grandchildren, Caitlyn, Trevor and Aletha Stewart; sister, Eva MacLaughlin , Truro, formerly of Penticton, British Columbia; sisters-in-law, Shirley MacLaughlin, Toronto; Dorothy (Arnold) Williams, Green Hill; brother-in-law, Darrell (Margaret), Huntsville, Ontario; many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Deannie; brothers, Arthur (Chubb), Ronald (Murray); nephew, Bill. She was a member of St. James United Church and enjoyed serving in the position of secretary for many years. Funeral service was held on Saturday, March 2, 2013, 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

McCREADY, Elizabeth Ann (Willis), Truro, passed away at the Mira Long Term Care facility on Thursday evening, February 28, 2013. Surrounded by her loving family, she went peacefully into the arms of her Lord, in her 101st year. Born on July 8, 1912, she was the chosen daughter of her aunt, Blanche (Stoutley) Willis and Isaac Willis. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Francis McCready in 1974, her daughter, May June, in 2005 and her son Gordon Douglas in 1985, and two infant daughters. Also predeceased by her brothers Isaac, Ralph, Merle and James Willis, sisters Eula Nicholas, Blanche Chase, Helen McLaurin. She is survived by her children Wanda (Edmund) Wootton, Brampton, Ontario; Agnes (Wayne) Lattie, Truro, son Charlis (Harriet) McCready of Parrsboro, sons "McCready Brothers", Jim and A.T. She will be sorely missed by her grandchildren Leroy (Joan) McCready, Anna (Willie) Atkinson, Donald (Cathy) McCready, William Spuzak; Katrine ( Michael) Dukic , Juanita (Jason) Wootton-Radko, Christina Wootton; Andrea (Gary) Waterman, Jodi (Sam) Gorall, Sheri (Sean) McGrath, Jeffrey (Michelle) Lattie, Connie (Steve) Carswell, Ottawa, Richard (Lynn) Field, Truro, Alyson (Max) McCready, Halifax, Amanda (Pat) Patterson, Truro. She is also survived by twenty-seven great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Surviving also is her brother, John (Helen) Willis, Truro, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place and burial will take place in July when her family will all be together to again celebrate this wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

CANNING, Lloyd K. "Joe" - 81, of Parrsboro, and formerly of Two Islands passed away peacefully on Friday, March 1, 2013 at the Chignecto Manor, Advocate Harbour. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Wilbert and Jeanette (Wasson) Canning. He is survived by his companion, Joan Beaman, Parrsboro (and her sons, Larry and David Beaman); daughter, Patricia "P.J." Ripley (David), Lakelands; sister, Peggy O’Para (Richard), Niagara Falls, Ont.; brother, Gerald, Kelowna, B.C.; sister-in-law, Joyce Canning, Parrsboro; special granddaughters, Megan and Anna; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Murray; sister-in-law, Audrey. Funeral service was held March 5, 2013 with Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

DOYLE, Mildred Ileen (Roode), 94, on March 3, 2013, surrounded by the love of her family, passed away peacefully in her own home on Avon St., Bible Hill, where she resided for the past 76 years. Born in Crowes Mills on November 20, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Emma (Laing) Roode. For many years she was a valued member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary, serving 20 years as the treasurer, as well as a term as president. Besides her parents, Millie was predeceased by her husband Ralph in 1967, son Donald (Duckie), two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brothers, Ernest, Chesley, Russell; sisters, Ethel, Lena, Jean, Leona, Freda and Ann. She is survived by sons, Bill (RoseMarie), Calgary, Phillip (Liz), Ottawa, Keith "Sonny" (Pam), Art "Butch" (Nancy), both of Truro; daughters, Marlyn (Ronald) Wolfe, Norma (Marshall) Frizzell, Diana Pender, Shelley (Kent) Archibald; daughter-in-law, Corenne Doyle (late Duckie); sister, Beulah Matthews, all of Truro; twenty grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service was held March 6th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Pastor Jean Woods officiating. Online condolences and donations at: www.colchestercommunity.com

GOODWIN, Elwin Patrick – 60, Truro passed away March 3, 2013 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Yarmouth County, he was a son of the late William and Freda (Nickerson) Goodwin. Elwin was a very happy, caring person who loved his family and friends and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by sons, Devin (Vicki), Truro Heights, Shawn (Nicole), Onslow Mountain; daughter, Vanessa Melanson, Yarmouth; sister, Wanda (Paul) Whitman, P.E.I.; brother, Eric, Truro; grandchildren, Hazley and Ryerson; aunts, Dorothy Hines, Sharon DeLong; several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister-in-law, Irene. A gathering for family and friends was held March 7 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. On-line condolences and donations may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

STARRITT, Martin Stuart, passed away suddenly at his home in Bass River, Colchester County, on March 7, 2013 at the age of 67. He was the son of the late Daniel Henry and Pauline Rosemond (Ogden) Starritt. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his sister Sylvia Almas. He is survived by his beloved wife Barbara; sons Kevin, Bass River and Stuart (Ginelle), Timberlea with their children Carter (his understudy) and Calista; step son Michael Stokes of Economy; step daughter Shawna Mont (Kenny) of North River and their children Corey and Tammy; brother Cameron (Judy), Beaver Bank; sister, Lynn (Gary) Selkirk, Truro; as well as many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. Martin was a life long resident of Bass River. In his early working years he worked with Rockingham Hardware and Michelin Tires, but was happiest when he had the opportunity to work in Bass River with the Dominion Chair Company and several years with David Fulton’s Bass River Farms where he had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout eastern Canada and the Eastern United States. In addition he was the care taker of the Bass River United Church Cemetery for over 35 years. Funeral was held, March 11 in Riverside United Church, Bass River with Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

MORRIS, Mabel F - 94 of Advocate Harbour and Halifax passed away peacefully Sunday March 10, at her daughter, Verna’s home in Lower Sackville. Born in Halifax she was the daughter of the late George and Lucy (Blake) Berringer. She was predeceased by her husband Ashley "Harl" in 2007. She is Survived by daughters Verna Jonasson (Wayne), Lower Sackville; Debbie Lyver, Halifax; Diane McTiernan (Tom), New Glasgow; sons, Albert (Judy), St. Catherines, Ont.; Robert" Nick" (Beverley Boutilier), Halifax; Richard (Dale), New Maryland, N.B.; Kenneth (Shirley), Dartmouth; Gregory (Heather), Advocate Harbour. Brother George "Mick" Ottawa, Ont.; Brother-in-Law, Floyd Morris, Advocate, sister-in-Law, Betty Pomeroy Roach, Kingston, Ont. 11 Grandchildren, 22 Great-Grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held March 13, 2013 at Smiths Funeral Home, Parrsboro with Keith Selwyn-Smith, DLM officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery at a later date. Online Condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

JORDAN, Dorothy Bernice – 89, McCaul Villa, Great Village, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday evening, March 19, 2013, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Born September 19, 1923, in Surrey, Albert County, New Brunswick, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Nancy (Wells) Bannister. Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Marguerite Gregory (Wendell Rushton), Lower Truro; Phyllis Rushton, Great Village; Paulette (Allen) Rushton, Vanastra, Ontario; Darlene Jordan (Wyman Little), Great Village; eight grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; sister, Beatrice (Harold) Trites, Pine Glen, New Brunswick; brothers, James Bannister, Henry Bannister, Lewis (Geraldine) Bannister, John (Louise) Bannister, al of Pine Glen, New Brunswick; daughter-in-law, Beverly Jordan, Bass River; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John Randall Jordan; daughter, Linda Diane Jordan in infancy; sons, John Randall Jordan in infancy; Donald Jordan, Gary Jordan; sister, Myrtle Smith, Helen Bishop, Ethel Bishop; great-great granddaughters, Taylor Williams, Molly Hill. Funeral service was held Monday, March 25, 2013, at Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, , Reverend Gary MacDougall officiated. Interment was held in Folly Mountain Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MacINTOSH, Grace H. (Dunlap) – 91, Onslow passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 20, 2013 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in New Glasgow, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Grace (Lewis) Dunlap. Grace worked in Halifax, Montreal and later upon meeting her husband, Harland, she resided in Parrsboro for 14 years before they moved to Truro where she worked for Wilson Equipment for 20 years. Grace is survived by son, Leigh (Ruth), Moncton, NB; granddaughter, Marie MacIntosh, Moncton, NB; great grandson, Ethan Harland MacIntosh, Moncton, NB; sisters-in-law, Kathryn Ann (MacIntosh) Keddy, Truro, Marjorie (Errol) Seward, Arnprior, Ont.; niece, Dorothy Seward,; nephews, Michael (Shelley) and David (Nancy) Keddy, Gregory (Andrea), Alan (Caroline) and Kirby  (Suzanne) Seward; great nieces, Meghan, Sarah and Erica Keddy, Julia and Jordan Seward; great nephews, Andrew, Peter, James and Evan Keddy, Michael, Corbin, Neil and Paul Seward; step great nieces, Kelly, Sandra, Carrie, Amy; special friend and caregiver, Elizabeth Blair. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, George Harland; brother-in-law, Wallace Keddy; nephew, Peter Keddy. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held March 26 at St. John’s Anglican Church, 25 Church Street, Truro with Rev. Lori Ramsey and Rev. Gary Yetman officiating. Interment at a later date in St. George’s Cemetery, Parrsboro. On-line condolences and donations may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

CURRIE, Robert M. "Mel" – 83, of Five Islands passed away Friday, March 22, 2013 at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Five Islands, he was a son of the late Robert Myles and Maude (Wadman) Currie. He served with Canadian Armed Forces (REME) for several years, and was a veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, the former Pauline Copp; daughters, Mary Currie (Merton Lewis), St. Stephen, N.B.; Edna Strong (Gordon), Parrsboro; Lynn Forbes (Donald), Halifax; Dale Currie (Peter Richardson), Halifax; sons, Neil, Bass River; Dean (Ruth Winch), Truro; step-son, William Copp, Truro; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Arthur. Funeral service was held March 27, 2013 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro with Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


March 2013

SLACK, Morton Gilbert, 1919-2013. The death of Morton "Mort" Gilbert Slack of Newcastle Creek, NB occurred, surrounded by family, at his home on Sunday, January 27th, 2013. Born at Folly Mountain, NS, he was the son of Alvaard and Ella (Cove) Slack and step-son of Emma Slack. He was born in the old school house at Folly Lake, NS and grew up on Folly Mountain with his family. He was wounded in Italy in 1944 and returned to Canada on the Lady Nelson to the Hospital at Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec where he met his future wife Mary Eleanor (Johnny) Johnston. In addition to his loving wife, Eleanor (Johnston) Slack, Mort is survived by his 2 sons, Peter and Greg (Claire) both of Halifax; his 2 daughters, Megan Carney (Richard) of Newcastle Centre, NB and Joanne Slack (Denise) of Halifax; his 6 grandchildren, Dareth, Scott and Colleen Carney, John and Peter Hall and Gregory Slack; His 6 great grandchildren, Hannah, Emma, Ethan, Nathaniel, Summer and Emily; his sister, Margaret Barnes of Londonderry, Nova Scotia as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Warren; brother, Wylie, Luke, Osborne, Ellis and sister, Annie Hamilton. There will be a graveside memorial in the Spring.

PETTIS, Rodney G. - 70 of Parrsboro passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013 at South Cumberland Community Care Center, Parrsboro. Born in Parrsboro he was the son of the late Darrell and Shirley (Crossman) Pettis. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 25 years. He is survived by his wife Marilyn (Guthreau), Sons Barry (Mary-Ann), Truro; Todd, Surrey B.C., Darin (April), Springhill. A brother Gary (Kathy), Debert, Sisters Frances (Reid), Parrsboro, Mary (Ron), Serento, B. C; Seven Grandchildren. Funeral service was held at Smiths Funeral Home, Parrsboro on January 30, 2013. Burial in the Church Cemetery. Donations to South Cumberland Palliative Care.

FIELDS, Glenn Ernest - 76, Londonderry, Colchester County, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2013 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Londonderry Station, he was a son of the late Ralph and Elizabeth (McCully) Fields. He is survived by his wife, the former Audrey MacAloney; sons, Trent, North River; Kevin, Great Village; Dana, St. Stephen, New Brunswick; Brian, at home; grandsons, Jason, Bradley, Ryan; sister, Mrs. Joyce Webber, Scarborough, Ontario; step-brother, Stephen; step-sister, Christine, both of Dartmouth. He was predeceased by a sister in infancy. Funeral service was held Tuesday, February 5, 2013, in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Sharron Reykdal officiated. Interment at a later date in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WENTZELL, Murray George Edison - 81, Onslow passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013. Born in Milton, Queens County, he was the son of the late Edison and Ora (Martin) Wentzell. Murray was known for his devotion to his children. If he wasn't helping his kids, he was busying himself with his gardens. Murray was full of energy and known for his contagious smile. In Murray's earlier adult years, he owned his own newspapers, the Suburban Mirror and the Grapevine which he was very proud of. He was known for always giving but hardly receiving. Surviving are his children Kim Walker (Tim), Greg Wentzell (Marcia), Durene Wentzell (Dwayne), Lisa Wentzell (Alden), Angela McNutt (Junior) and Kevin Shih (Yu-Hien); several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Noreen, Yvonne, Eleanor and brother, Gerald; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by daughter, Georgina Wentzell. A memorial service was held Thursday, February 7 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. On-line condolences and donations at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MANUGE, Charles R. – Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Charlie worked with Irving Oil and later Imperial Oil (Clyde Perry) for many years. He later operated an antique shop in Parrsboro. He always enjoyed playing golf. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Cecil and Marjorie (Ward) Manuge. He is survived by his wife, the former Gwen Sterling; a sister, Donna Manuge, Shelburne. He was predeceased by a son, Geoffrey. Funeal service was held January 11, 2013 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro with Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

SPENCER, M. Irene – 94, East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash, formerly of Great Village, passed away Thursday evening, February 7, 2013, at East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Born April 20, 1918, in Great Village, she was a daughter of the late Warren and Marion (MacLachlan) Stevens. Irene is survived by her children, Reginald (Diane) Spencer, Wawa, Ontario; Logan (Audrey) Spencer, Fronz (Wilfred) Miller, Great Village; adopted daughter who she raised from the age of three months, Gail (Leon) Mattatall, Tatamagouche; grandchildren, Phillip (Nicole) Spencer, Stephen Spencer, Melissa (Tom) Terris, Troy Spencer, Barry Spencer, Michael (Penny) Spencer, Patti (Harold) Sharpe, Scott (Mindy) Miller; Gail’s son, Nathaniel; 12 great grandchildren; niece, Marjorie; nephew, Warren. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Eldridge Noble Spencer; sisters, Fronz Stevens, Marjorie Hagen, Frances Scott. Funeral service was held Wednesday, February 13, 2013, in St. James United Church, corner of Highway 2 and Great Village Lornevale Road, Great Village, 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

BONNELL, Russell Lee – 62, Crowes Mills, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2013, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born May 24, 1950, in Truro, he was a son of the late Carl and Mabel (Lynds) Bonnell. Russell is survived by his son, Donald "Donnie" (Amy) Bonnell, Crowes Mills; daughters, Diane Taylor, Truro; Anne (Chris) Dykeman, Truro; grandchildren, Brittney, Jorden, Clarissa, Austin, Christian, Michael; sister, Judy MacBurnie (David Whooten), Crowes Mills; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Carl Lee in infancy. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Wednesday, February 13, 2013, Reverend Henry Boehm officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

TAGGART, Margaret Ellen, 51, Bass River, passed away peacefully early on February 8, 2013 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro after a courageous sixteen year battle with MS. Born in Truro, she was the only daughter of Hazel (Fletcher) and the late Donald Taggart. Margaret started her own Eco-Tourism business in the 1990’s, bringing tourists to the Shore area. Besides her mother Hazel, Bass River, she is survived by brothers, Michael (Darlene), Truro, Tom (Zylpha), Ted (Kathy), both of Bass River; nephews and nieces, Ryan, Thomas, Alysse, Jillian, Megan, Carly and Brady. Her family would like to extend a sincere "thank you" to Dr. Karen Ewing and the doctors and nurses of Wing D at Colchester East Hants Health Centre. We would also like to extend a special "thank you" to the girls who have cared for Margie over the past several years and the many people who have supported Margie in many different ways. In particular Margie really appreciated the support that enabled her to go to the Vascular Clinic in Rhode Island. Her family would like to thank everyone who touched Margie’s life in any way. No visitation by request. A Memorial service was held on February 17, 2013 in Riverside United Church, Bass River with Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Interment at a later date. On-line condolences and donations may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

TOTTEN, Howard "Claude" - 91, Truro, passed away February 9, 2013 at Camp Hill Veteran's Hospital, Halifax, N.S. Born in Truro he was the son of the late Howard and Elizabeth (Crowe) Totten. In his early years he loved playing hockey and baseball and later referreed hockey and umpired baseball. Claude served in the Army as a gunner during WW II in Italy and throughout Europe. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #26 of Truro. He is survived by daughters, Elaine (Gerald) Stevens, Lower Onslow, Brenda (John) Webster, Truro, Valerie, Truro Heights, Shelley (Paul) McLeod, Onslow Mountain; sons, Brian (Sharon Johnston), Onslow Mountain, Kevin (Suzanne), Truro; brother, Percy (Beatrice), Truro; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his first wife of 52 years, Iris Irene and second wife Estelle; son Raymond; great grandchild Jason Jackson; sister Viola McNutt; brothers, Lloyd in infancy and Laurie. A memorial service was held February 13th with Rev. Valerie Kingsbury officiating, in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Interment in Robie St. Cemetery in the spring. Condolences and donations at: www.colchestercommunity.com

BUCHANAN, Sarah Michelle – 35, Truro Heights. Our family is deeply saddened to share the news that our precious daughter, (Princess) Sarah has passed away. She was truly a "fighter" all the way with a life long battle with Cystic Fibrosis and finally cancer, losing her second round with cancer on February 10, 2013 in the Palliative Care Unit, Truro, N.S. Born in Truro on April 19, 1977, Sarah is survived by her parents, Glenn and Debbie (Colpitts) Buchanan (East Village); brother, Trevor (Reta); niece, Marissa (British Columbia). A celebration of her life for friends and family was held February 16, 2013 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. On-line condolences and donations may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

WOOD, Edith E. - 79, Parrsboro passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Halverson) DeBaie. She is survived by her husband, Ronald "Donnie"; daughters, Sandra Wood, Pugwash; Debbie Wood, Parrsboro Roads; Sharon Doncaster (John), Grande Prairie; Alta.; Lisa Shea (Justin), Parrsboro; sons, John Henwood, Hamilton, Ont.; Roger Wood (Pam Caine), New Hampshire; sisters, Bev Brown (Bill), Amherst; Phyllis Cliffe, Springhill; 10 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Donna Kathleen Wood; a son, Dale Ervin Wood; a grandson, Thomas Smith; a sister, Dorothy; a brother, Donald. Funeral service was held February 14, 2013. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

OGILVIE, Florence Jean – 84, of Wynn Park Villa, Truro. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Florence, on February 12, 2013 at Wynn Park Villa. Born in Wallace Station, Florence was the daughter of the late Clarence and Bessie (Amos) Blair. She is survived by her son David (Linda), Wentworth and her daughter Joan (James) Moncton, her special grandchildren Crystal, Stacy, Adam, David, Michael and 7 great-grandchildren, Brooke, Tristen, Caitlyn, Aaron, Madison, Joseph and Eskil. She is also survived by siblings Kenneth (Elizabeth) Blair, Saint John; Walter (Evelyn) Blair, Wallace; Ella Patriquin, Wentworth. She was predeceased by sister, Hilda Blenkhorn, Amherst and brother, Willard (Shirley) Blair, Wallace. A memorial service was held February 16, 2013 with Rev. Brian DeLong officiating in the Wentworth United Church, 13315 Highway 4, Wentworth, N.S. On-line condolences and donations may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

LINKLETTER, Hazel M. - 82, of Lower Five Islands passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Montrose, she was a daughter of the late Chester and Irene (Grant) Fletcher. She was a past honored member of the Women’s Institute of Canada. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, George Linkletter; a daughter, Judy Laing, Five Islands; daughter in law, Rosemarie (Linkletter) Black, Markdale, Ont.; sisters, Helen Collier (Roy), Bedford; Marion Rector (Joe), Onslow; Eva Wallace, Etobicoke, Ont.; a brother, Ralph Fletcher (Barb), Bible Hill; sister in law, Norma Lewis, Parrsboro; grandchildren, Allan Linkletter, London, Ont.; Lori-Ann St.-Jean, Powassan, Ont.; Joy Appleyard, Grand Valley, Ont.; Theresa Laing, Lower Five Islands; great grandchildren, Stephen, Natasha, Devon, Cole; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Keith; a sister, Inez; brothers, Lloyd, Everett. Funeral service will be held at the Peniel United Church, Five Islands at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CORBETT, David "Keith" of Bass River, Nova Scotia, passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving daughter Helen February 14, 2013, at Williams Country Homes in Hilden, NS, at the age of 94. The son of the late Charles and Mabel (Meadows) Corbett, he was born in Bass River where he was raised and graduated from high school, after which he assisted his father with his fox fur farming business. While in Bass River, he enjoyed playing as catcher for the Bass River Rockets softball team. Keith served as a councillor on the Colchester County Council from 1964 – 1968 and retained a strong interest in his community throughout his life. Following the death of his first wife Mary, Keith later married his second wife, Eva (Fulton) Dunning in 1969 and they enjoyed many happy years together. In 2004 Keith and Eva moved to the Parkland Estates Assisted Living facility in Truro, where he remained until he moved to Williams Country Homes in Hilden in 2011. He is survived by his daughter Helen Tremayne, sisters Hilda (Carl) MacKenzie and Iva (Freeman) Scott, sister-in-law Jean Corbett, nephews Keith (Diane) MacKenzie and Stan (Juanita) Corbett. He was predeceased by his first wife Mary, his second wife Eva, his brother Harold and brothers-in-law Carl MacKenzie and Freeman Scott. Keith will be fondly remembered by step-son John (Eleanor) Dunning and their daughters Cynthia (Chris) Dunning Zwicker, Karen Dunning, and Kim Dunning. Funeral was held February 19, at the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating.  Interment will take place at a later date in the Bass River United Baptist Cemetery. Condolences to the family may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

WEBB, Kathleen A. "Kate" - 95, of Carr’s Brook passed away Friday, February 15, 2013 at Vimy Court in Bible Hill. Born in Wharton, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Rose May (Spicer) Bowden. She was a resident of Carr's Brook for sixty years where she and her husband Meart Webb raised three daughters, Jean Clish, Valley; Marilyn MacBurnie, Five Islands; Joyce Eagles, Carr's Brook; 7 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband, Meart in 2000; sisters, Estella, Lettie, Rita, Blanche, Roberta, Lena, Hilda; brothers, Hubert, Russell, Whitney. Funeral service was held February 18, 2013 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, with Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MANNING, Hazel Gertrude, 87 – New Glasgow, formerly of Truro, passed away peacefully February 16, 2013, with her loving daughters by her side. Born in Five Islands, Hazel was the eldest daughter of the late Frederick and Josephine (Canning) Aylward. She will be deeply missed by her daughters Shelley (George Smith) and Laura (Bernie Curran); sisters Ethel Yorke (Darrell) and Beryl Johnson; grandchildren Jeffrey, Allison, and Adam; and many special nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving partner Stewart MacDonald; sisters Marie Canning, Mabel Feltmate, Elva Dunphy, infant brother Frederick Jr. and half sister Iona Soley. Funeral service was held February 21 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Pastor Mike Simmons officiating. Spring interment in Peniel United Cemetery, Five Islands. Family flowers only. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com


February 2013

McCULLY, Robert Beatty "Bob" – 94, East Mines, Colchester Country, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2012 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Masstown, he was a son of the late Robert W. and Martha (Johnson) (McCully) Fields. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Grace Amelia (Scott) McCully; daughters, Janice Mary Christie (Jim), Mississauga, Ontario; Sharon Diane Croft (Gary), Lower Onslow; twin grandsons, Donald Scott and James Robert Christie, Mississauga, Ontario; "Acting Grampie" to Danielle and Nicholas Morrow, Lower Onslow; many dear nieces and nephews. Along his parents, Beatty was predeceased by son, Robert Scott in infancy; brother in infancy; sister, Elizabeth Fields. Funeral service was held Sunday, December 16, 2012, in Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Cory Somers officiated. Interment at a later date in Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

HENWOOD, James H. – 65, of Springhill, and formerly of West Brook, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at home. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Archie and Gertrude (White) Henwood. James was employed with Oxford Frozen Foods for many years. He was a member of the Springhill Lions Club. He is survived by a son, Dwayne (Jennifer Embree), Springhill; sisters, Cynthia Gould (Henry), Sackville, NB; Wanda Morrison (Randy), Brandford, Ont.; brothers, Eric (Louanne), Parrsboro; Morton, Moncton; 2 grandchildren, Gavin and Cole. He was predeceased recently by his wife, Carol in September; a son, Clinton. Funeral service was held December 22, 2012. Burial in the West Brook Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Springhill Lions Club or to the Southampton United Church. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

GROVES, Marina "Joan" (Herring) – 78, Central Onslow, passed away December 21, 2012 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Murray River, P.E.I., she was a daughter of the late Harry and Jeanetta (Reynolds) Herring. She is survived by daughters, Shelley (Eric) LeDrew, Moncton, NB, Debbie (Robert) Scovil, Hubley, NS; son, Stephen, (Janice), Onslow; sisters, Jeanetta (William) MacDonald, Lillian (Ronald) Corbett; brother, Rev. Benjamin (Isabell) Herring; grandchildren, Allyson and Brady Groves, Lyndsay and Alexandra Scovil; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Stanley; brother, Harry Herring Jr. No visitation by request. A memorial service was held December 23 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Cory Somers officiating. Interment at a later date in Onslow Island Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Colchester East Hants Health Centre or the Colchester VON. On-line condolences and donations may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

ROBARTS, Capt. Thomas B. – 66, of Advocate Harbour passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Advocate Harbour, he was a son of the late Charles and Jane (Morris) Robarts. Tom was a retired scallop and lobster fisherman. He served many years with the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary. He is survived by his wife, the former Charlotte Neves; daughters, Karen McClellan, West Orange, NJ; Charlene Rhem (Reese), Charlotte, NC; a son, Thomas (Beverly), Apple River; a sister, Alice MacGillivray (Arthur), Bridgewater; brothers, Jackie (Nancy), Advocate Harbour; James (Lois), Advocate Harbour; 9 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A memorial celebration was held December 28, 2012  at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, David Johnson of the Jehovah’s Witnesses officiated. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CHAPMAN, Elsie Mae (White), 81, Bible Hill, formerly of Debert, passed away December 23, 2012 at home. Born in White Settlement, she was the last surviving member of her family and daughter of the late Austin and Edith (O’Brien) White. In her earlier years she worked at Crossley Carpets. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by daughters, Bonna (Randy Creelman) Chapman, Sheila (Colin) Rushton; sons, Rex (Dolly), Calvin (Ali), Neil, Mike (Betty); many grandchildren, great grandchildren ,nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of thirty five years, Carroll Chapman; sisters, Audrey and Violet; brothers, Basil and Milford. Cremation has taken place. Visitation washeld on December 27th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. A graveside service will be held in the spring, 2013, in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. On-line condolences and donations may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

MUISE, Paul William "Snowball" - 61, Belmont passed away suddenly at home surrounded by his family and friends on December 24, 2012. Born April 5, 1951 in Halifax, he was the son of the late Ernest Sr. and Mary (McCormick) Muise. Paul was a man who took great pride in organizing benefits and functions for the community to raise money for families who needed help and also for the Belmont Baptist Church. Paul is survived by his son, Daniel and Pamela (Henderson) Muise, Belmont whom he loved dearly and his special grandson, Anthony, who he thought the world of and Daniel's mother, Kathy Nelson, Onslow. Also survived by eight sisters and six brothers; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Paul is predeceased by his brother, David and sister, Diane. There will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the P. R. Little Memorial Ball Field (Belmont) or charity of choice. Condolences may be made by visiting www.colchestercommunity.com

LYNDS, Aubrey Leroy - 81, Truro, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012, in Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre, Moncton, New Brunswick. Born in East Mines, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lockhart Lynds. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Joyce (Stapley); brothers, Willie (Jeannie), Onslow Mountain; Freeman (Kelly), Hilden; sisters, Dorothy Graham (Noah Perry), Swan Hills, Alberta; Helen Weatherby, Newcastle, New Brunswick; Nellie Roode (Arnold), Onslow Mountain; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Violet Chisholm, Annie Staples. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

VARNER, Aubrey R. - 91, of Yorke Settlement passed away peacefully Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born on Glasgow Mountain, he was a son of the late George ‘Fred’ and Leah (Bowden) Varner. He is survived by his wife, the former Leoda Yorke; daughters, Sharon Orr (Larry), Diligent River; Rhonda (Andy Fullerton), Tidnish; son, Brian (Linda), Memramcook;  grandchildren, Brett, Amber, Kayla, Joshua, Jolaine; great-granddaughters, Isabella, Reese, Rylee, Emma; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Bernice, Grace, Mabel; brothers, Laurie, Edward, Stanley, Claude, Lloyd, Medley, Harry and Roy. Funeral service was held at Diligent River Baptist Church on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm, Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WINTERS, CATHY R. – 55, of Parrsboro passed away Sunday, December 30, 2012 at All Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born in Ontario, she was a daughter of the late David and Avora (Yorke) Thompson. She is survived by a son, Matthew (Angela Taylor), Parrsboro; a brother, Thomas (Janette), Waterdown, Ont.; nephew, Jeffrey Thompson (Jill), Ancaster, Ont. Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

ALLEN, WILLARD A.- 63, of Fox River passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 30, 2012. Born in Apple River, he was a son of the late Arlie and Beulah (Bennett) Allen. During his lifetime, Willard attended the Bob Rumball and Belleville Schools for the Deaf in Ont. Music and church were the highlights of Willard’s life. He is survived by sisters, Donna Benjamin (Seldon), Fox River; Wyma Robert (Jim Sawler), Lake Echo; Margaret Allen (Steve Taskar), Fox River, step-sister, Dora Thibeau (John), Red Deer, Alta.; step-brother, Stanley Giles (Jackie), Dartmouth; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister Marie; a brother Alton; a step-brother, Victor Giles. Funeral service was held at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro January 5, 2013 at the Parrsboro Baptist Church, Rev. Greg Doyle and Rev. Henry Devito officiating. Burial in the Port Greville United Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WAYTE, Lily Constance "Connie", 95 - Debert Court, formerly of Masstown Road, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 30, 2012. Born in Joggins, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Nellie (Hayden) Barley. She will be sadly missed by her brother, Jack (Mary), Masstown, her son Don (Heather), New Glasgow, grandsons Kevin, Jason(Monique); great grandson Ethan; daughter-in-law Janice,Valley; grandchildren Melanie(Leon); Scott(Hazel); great grandchildren Christopher and Natalie; several cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Richard (Dick); son, Bob; sister, Hilda; brother, Frank. The family extends special thanks to Cheryl and staff at Debert Court for the kind and compassionate care Connie received during her stay. Funeral service was held January 4, 2013, in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Don McQueen officiating. Interment in Masstown Cemetery in the spring. On-line condolences and donations at: www.colchestercommunity.com

JACK, Charmane "Jackie" Cream – 85, North River, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at home. Born July 2, 1927, in Truro, he was of the late John "Jack" and Beatrice (Darlington) Cream. Jackie is survived by his children, Arden Cream, North River; Beth (Jack) Keirstead, Bill (Diane) Cream, Onslow Mountain; grandchildren, Doug (Kayla), Rebecca, Sarah (Mitch), Lloyd (Beth), Brian (Patricia), Lisa (Barry); great grandson, Daxtin; many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Beatrice Marie (Blair), November 2012; siblings, Ralph "Ducky" Cream, Harold (Peg) Cream, Marjorie (Ed) Gehring, Helen (Francis "Ick") Guinan. Special thanks are extended to family doctor, Dr. Harold Berghuis, for making the house call when Jackie was unable to get out. Arrangements entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Sunday, January 6, 2013, Reverend Kym Burke-Cole officiated. Interment was in North River United Church Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CARTER, Olive Rose (Sutherland) - 95, Blomidon Court, Greenwich, formerly of Tideways, Wolfville, slipped peacefully and with dignity into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. Rose was born at Copper Cliff Farm, Copper Lake, Antigonish County. A daughter of the late Arthur and Olive (Ross) Sutherland, she spent her childhood and early school years at Copper Lake. In 1936, Rose graduated from Teachers’ (Normal) College in Truro. Her first teaching position was in Port Bickerton with 52 students in ten grades. She then taught in Copper Lake, New Town, Sherbrooke, Debert, Upper Belmont, Onslow and Colchester Junior High, for a total of 35 years. Rose will be deeply missed by daughter, Rosalynn Campbell, New Minas; grandchildren, Kimberley (Charles) Purcell, Bedford; Aaron Campbell, Canaan Mountain and Brazil; great-grandsons, Adam, Colin, and Eric Purcell, Bedford; sister, Isabel Stephens, Truro; nephews, Blaise (Basil) MacDonald, Antigonish; John (Linda) Sutherland, Lakeland, California; John (Madeline) Stone, Onslow; Aubrey Coulter, Toronto; Charles (Wanda) Stephens, Orlando, Florida; Robert Stephens, Nottingham, UK; Thomas Stephens, Truro and China; nieces, Jean Jones, Las Vegas, Nevada; Sheron (Ken) Gravelle; Thunder Bay, ON; Joyce (Bob) Scallion; Redding, California; Stephanie (David) MacNeil, Truro; Rose Morewood, Halifax. She was predeceased by: Harris, her husband of 54 years; son-in- law, Robert Campbell; infant sister, Rebecca; brothers, Malcolm, George and Stanley Sutherland; brother-in-law, Don Stephens; sisters-in-law, Peggy, Gertie, and Myrtle Sutherland. Funeral service was held Saturday, January 5, 2013, in Debert Baptist Church, 1273 Plains Road, Debert, Pastor Bill Martin and Pastor Dennis Leamont officiated. Spring interment in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BARCLAY, Jarrett Ronald, 33, Debert passed away suddenly in a snowmobile accident in Debert on Saturday, January 5, 2013. Born in Halifax he was the son of Larry and Valerie (Mooring) Barclay, Crowes Mills, N.S. Jarrett was a well known motor sports enthusiast and especially recognized for his participation in and dedication to the Nova Scotia Off-Road 4X4 Racing Series. He owned and operated a second generation family business, Barclay’s Heating and Contracting. He was an accomplished tradesman who appreciated his employees, customers and suppliers. He is survived by his parents, Larry and Valerie; sister, Tammy; nephew, Brandon; paternal grandmother, Mildred Barclay (Rushton); lifelong friend, Jacquelyn Lawrence; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service was held January 10th at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Reception to follow at the Debert Legion. Condolences and donations at: www.colchestercommunity.com

LAKE, LINDA L. – 69, of New Canaan passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Clayton and Elizabeth (Fulton) Gilbert. She is survived by her husband, Alan; a daughter, Tanya Spears (Mike), Hammonds Plains; sons, Mark, New Canaan; Scott (Sandy Young), Parrsboro; sisters, Barbara Trask (Charles), Parrsboro; Theresa Taylor (Terry), Parrsboro; Susan Shay (Les), Edmonton; a brother, Clifford (Margo), New Canaan; 4 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Brenda; Lola in infancy; a brother, Myles. A private family service will be held at a later date. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MacDONALD, Murdock Layton, 77, Truro- December 10, 1935- January 13, 2013. Our family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our father at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro he was a son of the late Lambert and Olivia (Patriquin) MacDonald. He leaves behind his companion of many years, Judy Starratt; her son Matthew, her daughters Kim (Brad) Kurtz, Cyndi (Kevin) Roberts, Natalea (Kenny) Gamble; his "sweet pea" Ocean Starratt; his sons Thane (Kelley) MacDonald, Troy (Donna) MacDonald; his daughter Tanya (Brad) Olender; his sister, Betty McNutt; his brother Ronald Mac Donald; grandchildren and great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by brothers Lambert and Burchell and sister Doreen. Funeral service was held January 16, 2013 in Colchester Community Funeral Home 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev.Valerie Kingsbury officiating. Interment in Bible Hill Cemetery in the spring. On-line condolences and donations may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com  

MacLEOD, Wayne Douglas MacLeod – 69, Masstown, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born August 10, 1943, in Springhill, he was the son of the late Douglas G. and Phyllis (Reid) MacLeod. (Rockley, NS). Wayne is survived by his wife of 38 years, Sheila (MacGregor); Sheila’s children, Shannon-Lee Jenner, Michael Shawn Jenner and grandchildren, Ryan, Casey, Aubrey, all of Whitehorse, Yukon; his sisters, Joan Legere and her children; Sandy Burke and her children; Carolyn (Tom) Seaman and their children; extended family member, Blanche Thorburn and her children, all of Amherst. Along with his parents, Wayne was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Harold Burke; nephew, Hal Burke; extended family member, Toby Thorburn. A gathering was held Saturday, January 26, 2013, in the lower lounge of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Brunswick Street, Truro. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CROSSMAN, William L. "Bill" – 82, of Parrsboro passed away Monday, January 14, 2013 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Parrsboro, he was the son of chosen parents, the late James and Mary (Carlow) Fife. Bill was a member of the Parrsboro Citizen’s Band, the Parrsboro Fire Department and was an auxiliary member of Legion Branch #45, Parrsboro. He is survived by sister, Dolores MacFarlane (Carl), Parrsboro, with whom he lived for the for the previous 4 years; brothers, Malcolm, Riverview, NB; Brian (Lauraine), Larder Lake, Ont.; David (Anita), Greenwood; special niece, Tanya MacFarlane-Wood, Parrsboro; special nephew, David MacFarlane, Bass River; Robert Fife, Sackville, NB; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by birth parents, William and Pauline (Leadley) Crossman; sisters, Eleanor Martin, Ruth Paynter; brother, Donald. A public graveside service was held on January 17, 2013 in St. George’s Anglican Cemetery, Parrsboro, Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

RUSHTON, Aleatha Thelma - 91, of Westchester Station and formerly of Londonderry, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter Linda Webb, Westchester Station on Monday, January 14, 2013. Born in Harry’s Harbour, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late William and Pearl (King) Pynn. She attended the Faith Baptist Church in Great Village. She is survived by daughters, Joan (Ben) Hendrix, South Carolina; Linda Webb, Westchester Station; Sherry (Gary) Lindsay, Belmont; brothers, Ross (Marie), Belmont; Layton (Joan) Porter, Nappan; sister, Henrietta Morrisey, New Glasgow; 12 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Watson; daughter, Diane in infancy and daughter, Trudy; sons, Keith, Dale and Richard; grandson, Jody Rushton; brother Murray Pynn; sister, Erma Morrisey. Funeral service was held Thursday, January 17, in Faith Baptist Church, Great Village, Pastor Steve Adams officiated. Spring interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Londonderry. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CROWELL, Christian MacKenzie 09-06-2007 - 01-14-2013 (From Megan's Blog- christiansfight.blogspot.ca). On Monday, January 14th at 11:30 pm Christian took his last labored breaths and we passed him into the arms of Jesus. We have been praying for the past two years that Christian would know a life that is free of pain, limitations, needles, and frustrations. We prayed for an earthly healing that did not come to pass. We will never know or be able to explain why God decided to call him to His home. But I will rest knowing that Christian is happier in the arms of Jesus than I could ever make him. He is finally strong, fast and playing the way a five year-old boy should. Please continue to pray for our family as we struggle to come to grips with our new reality. A Celebration of Christian's life was held in Aidrie, Alberta on Sunday, January 20, 2013. Christian is the son of Chris and Megan Crowell, brother to Ryan and Evelyn. The Crowell family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support.

MacKINNON, Ivy Audrey Carolyn (Craik) – 83, Truro passed away peacefully January 15, 2013 in Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro.  Born in Newcastle, N.B., she was a daughter of the late Robert Franklyn and Ruth Janie (MacCaull) Craik. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, John J.; daughters, Mary Agnes (Larry) Collins, Debert, Ruth Ann (Steven) Hutchinson, Truro, Margaret Cecilia (Curtis) Pyke, Wellington, Carol Elizabeth "Betty" (Michael) Chapman, Truro; sons, John James "Jim" (Wendy), Truro, Andrew Joseph (Lindsay), Truro, Gordon Francis (Kim), Medicine Hat, Alta.; sister, Mary Jane Craik, River John; brother, Stephen (Rachel) Craik, Moncton, N.B.; grandchildren, Patricia, Catherine, and Nathan, Diane, Tom, Gordon and Bob, Christina and Colin, Charlene and Elizabeth, Sarah and Eric, Alec, Mathew and Alexandra; seven great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by brothers, Herbert Winston, Robert Franklyn Jr.; sisters, Dorothy Elizabeth "Sally" Mather, Roberta Ruth Smierciak. Funeral mass was held January 21, 2013 in Immaculate Conception Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro. Spring interment in Robie Street Cemetery. On-line condolences and donations at www.colchestercommunity.com

SLATER, Douglas T. passed away January 17, 2013 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro surrounded by his loving family.  Doug was born in Roachvale, Guysborough County on September 10, 1921, son of the late Roland and Nellie (Sangster) Slater. He completed high school in Roachvale, graduated from Normal College, Truro and taught school in rural Nova Scotia.  Joining the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942, he trained and served as a Radar Technician until the war ended. Doug then attended the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro, MacDonald College and McGill University in Montreal, obtaining his BSc and MSc in Plant Science.  Doug was predeceased by his first wife, Eileen Jane (Hutchinson) Slater;  sisters, Eva Cullen, Halifax, Rosanna Hart, Port Shoreham, infant sister and Dorothy MacKenzie, New Glasgow  He is survived by daughters, Barbara Bishop (Peter Allen), Grand Pre, Shirley (Bryan) Willett, Bridgetown, Jeanette Slater (Charles) Norminton, Guelph; son, Roland (Naomi) Slater, Mt. Uniacke; second wife, Beryle (Geddes) Slater; Doug’s stepson, Randy (Ann), Sackville, N.B.;  grandchildren, Rebecca (Rob) O’Brien, Kristopher (Ang) MacEachern, Brittany Bishop, Dena Willett, Sarah Willett, Kristy (Andrew) Kloosterhuis, Robert (Teresa) Hillis; step-grandsons, Michael Geddes, Sussex, N.B., Mark Geddes, Charlottetown, P.E.I. and five great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruby McGrath, Fort MacMurray, Alta. and Erna (Phil) Webster, Kennebunkport, Maine. Funeral service was held January 23, 2013 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Cory Somers and Pastor Kaj Binderup officiating. Spring interment in Bible Hill Cemetery. On-line condolences and donations at www.colchestercommunity.com

HAMILTON, William Edward "Willie" - 58, Upper Onslow, passed away Friday, January 18, 2013, in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Edward and Marion (Winters) Hamilton. He is survived by his children, Charlotte, Heidi, Tiffany, Kimberly, Tara; brother, Douglas (Marlene); sisters, Heather (Allan), Sharon (Jimmy), Joan (Ronnie); 5 grandchildren; aunt, Mrs. Helen McCarthy; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by, a granddaughter in infancy; uncle Foster McCarthy. Funeral service was held Wednesday, January 23, 2013, in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Pastor Greg Porter officiated. Spring interment in Watson Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

ROBINSON, William Ivan "Bill" – 66, Londonderry, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, January 18, 2013, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Born June 2, 1946, in Westchester, he was a son of the late Whitman and Dora (Adams) Robinson. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Jennie Lynn (Singer); sons, Tracy (Tami) Robinson, Debert; Scott (Andrea) Robinson, Calgary, Alberta; grandchildren, Sarah, Logan, Grace, Claire; sisters, Minnie (Raymond) Hughes, Lepreau, New Brunswick; Brenda Robinson, Bass River; brothers, James "Jamie" (Diane) Robinson, Masstown; Frederick "Freddie" (Gail) Robinson, Oxford; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Bill’s family received friends Monday, January 21, 2013. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

HARVEY, Stanley Roy – 75, Truro passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro.  Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Norman and Nellie (King) Harvey.  He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Susan (Michael) Taylor, Greenfield; Thomas Harvey (fiancé, Tanya Jones), Truro; Donna (Derrek) Palmer, Toronto; Eugene (Michelle) Harvey, Truro; grandchildren, Cody, Christie, Evan, Sarah, Thomas, all of Truro, Athena, Jesse, Toronto, Ont.; great-granddaughters, Raya and Leah; brothers, Robert (Donna)  Harvey, Lethbridge, Alta., Lawrence Harvey, Bass River; sister, Betty (Clare) Reid, Debert; several nieces, nephews, in-laws and their families. Stanley was predeceased by his wife, Patricia; sisters, Kay Grant, Grace Turner, Doris Currie; brother, Eugene Harvey. A private family funeral service was held January 24, 2013 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Pastor Kaj Binderup officiating.  Spring interment in Middle Road Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

BONNYMAN, Bertha Alva (Hingley) Baird formerly of Salmon River, age 94, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Vimy Court, Bible Hill. Born in Kemptown, she was the third eldest daughter of 16 children of the late William and Susan (McCabe) Hingley. For the past 2 ˝ years she lived at Vimy Court in Bible Hill where she enjoyed the musical programs and recreation activities up to her last evening as she listened to familiar fiddle music from her room. She is survived by daughter Judy (Warren) Ettinger; grandchildren Beth (Todd) Smith and Gregory (Heather Kitchen) Ettinger and her most treasured gifts, 4 great-grandchildren, Camryn & Jorja Smith and Aedan & Tristan Ettinger. She is also survived by step-daughter Elizabeth (Jamie Durning). She is also survived by 7 brothers, Laurie (Carol), Robert (Pat), Flemming (Grace), Ronald (Wilma), Preston (June), Earl (Ethel), Ernest (Sylvia) and 4 sisters- Muriel Murray, Maxine (Charles) Shearer, Aileen Gaudet (Doug Cox), Norma Green and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 1st husband Arnold Baird and 2nd husband Clifford Bonnyman. Also predeceased by infant son, William Arnold Baird; brothers, Russel & Parker; sisters, Marjorie & Anne; brothers-in-law, Everett Marble, Fred Murray, Paul Green & Gerald
Gaudet and sisters-in law, Helen Bernard, Gwen O’Toole, Carol Bryson and Phyllis McNutt; stepchildren, Bill and Clifford Jr. and wife Judy. Cremation has taken place. Funeral Service was held at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro Sunday, January 27 with Rev. Kym Burke-Cole officiating. Burial at a later date. On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.colchestercommunity.com

McPHEE, Daniel H. - 81, of Parrsboro passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Elk Court, Brookfield. Born in Diligent River, he was a son of the late Thomas and Mary (Gallion) McPhee. Danny operated the Crossroads Garage for 33 years with his partners, Marjorie McPhee and Lloyd Repetto. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Marjorie Moore; daughters, Jean McPhee, Parrsboro; Marlene McPhee (Eric Hurley), Parrsboro; Beverly Pugsley (Paul), New Glasgow; a son, Timothy (Sondra), Burlington, Ont.; a brother, Johnson (June), Parrsboro; sisters-in-law, Lorena Wilson, Moncton; Myrna McPhee, Amherst; Helen McPhee, Hampton, N.B.; grandchildren, Christopher Rowe, Lucas Hurley; Madison & MacKenzie McPhee; Liam Pugsley; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Kathleen, Jean, Elizabeth; brothers, Stewart, Morris, George, Thomas. Funeral
service was held January 26, 2013 at St. George's Anglican Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial in St. George's Anglican Cemetery, Parrsboro. Online condolences at
www.smithsfuneralhome.com

GOODWIN, Helen S. - 53, of Southampton passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of Gracie (Fife) Goodwin, Southampton and the late Arnold K. Goodwin. Helen attended school in Southampton, Nappan and Parrsboro. Upon graduation, she attended Dalhousie University (B.A.), then University of New Brunswick (B.B.A.) and finally University of Toronto (M.B.A.). She is survived by brothers, Keith (Patricia), Advocate Harbour; John (Crystal), Southampton; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased
by a sister, Susan in infancy. Funeral service was held January 27, 2013 in the Southampton United Church, Rev. Elizabeth Davies officiating. Burial in the Southampton Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


January 2013

MARSHALL, Rex "Clayton" - 65, Onslow Mountain, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at home. Born in Tatamagouche, he was a son of the late Annie Marshall. Rex enjoyed his fishing trips with his nephew Bernie when health permitted. He is survived by sister, Margie Turner, Onslow Mountain; brother, Eugene (Ena), Truro; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Friday, November 23, 2012, in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street Truro, Pastor Sheila Clyke officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

COLLINS, Herbert Lee "Herb, Herbie" – 76, Upper Onslow, passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. He is survived by his beloved wife, Frances (Watson); son, Kirby (Becky) Collins; daughters, Carolee (Don) Lightbody, Janie Gifford; one grandson; three granddaughters; one great granddaughter; sister, Linda (Herman) Crowe; brother, Russell (Nancy) Collins; sister-in-law, Colleen Collins. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Donald; brother, Dawson Collins; sisters, Edna, Dorothy. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service will be held Saturday, November 24, 2012, The Reverend Gary Yetman officiated. Interment was in Bible Hill Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnefh.com

VINCENT, Velmer Clayton "Red" – 64, Truro, passed away Friday, November 23, 2012, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born August 29, 1948, in Truro, he was a son of Myrtle "Sandy" (Tucker) Vincent, Stewiacke. Along with his mother, Red is survived by his loving wife, Pauline Marie (Rowter); children, Velmer Clayton "Clay" (Rachael) Vincent, Great Village; Shelly Vincent (Billy Briggs), Debert; grandchildren, Samantha (Mike) Trites, Dustin Taylor, Deven Taylor, Alysa Vincent, Christopher Vincent, Savannah Mahar, Ally Strachan; great grandsons, Mason Taylor, Connor Murphy; sisters, Vivian Irving (Paul Cormier), Halifax; Valorie Chambers, Edmonton, Alberta; brother, Vernon Vincent (Kari-Anne Hawley), Calgary; several nieces and nephews. Red was predeceased by his brother, Lawrence "Larry" Vincent. Funeral service was held Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at St. John The Evangelist Anglican Church, 23 Church Street, Truro, The Reverend Lori Ramsey officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

HARVEY, Theresa Ann – 51, Bass River passed away peacefully November 25, 2012 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro with her family by her side. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, she was a daughter of Earl and Barbara Holland. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Lawrence; sons, Stewart (Tanya) and Lawrence; daughters, Melissa (Ian) and Theresa; grandchildren, Kyle, Faith, Evan, Devon, Dylan, Josie; sisters, Dale (Rod), Dorothy (Gary); brothers, Bruce, Mike (Sherry), Christopher; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. No visitation by request. A graveside service for family and friends was held December 1 in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences and donations may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com.

RUSHTON, Maxine Fern - 81, Truro, passed away Monday November 26, 2012, in The Mira Long Term Care Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Rita (Totten) Roode. She is survived by a daughter, Faye Burris (Darrell), Truro; grandchildren, Ryker (Angelle), Alannah, Jewel; brothers, Floyd Roode (Karen), Truro; Jimmy Roode (Shirley), Belmont; Ray Roode (Linda), Truro; sisters, Geraldine Caverly, Truro; Faye Roode, Truro. Besides her parents, Maxine was predeceased by her husband, Dawson Nathaniel Rushton; son, Frederick; sister, Shirley Lindsay and a sister in infancy. Funeral service was held Friday, November 30, 2012, in Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Brian DeLong officiated. Interment was held in Belmont Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

RICHARDS, Ruth Barbara – 66, Middle Stewiacke, passed away peacefully Friday, November 30, 2012, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born March 7, 1946, in Tatamagouche, she was a daughter of the late Wilson and Nellie (Tattrie) Richards. Ruth is survived by her common-law spouse, Vaughan MacKean, Thorburn; sons, Eric Short (Denise Harvey), Truro; Danny (Anna) Short, Middle Stewiacke; grandchildren, Michael MacQueen, Shea-lynn Short, Colin Short, Kyle Short; step-grandchildren, Justin Harvey, Carry Dobson; siblings, Jim Richards (Vangie York), Masstown; Courtney (Paulette) Richards, Hilden; Sterling (Debbie) Richards, Kemptown; Pearl (Gary) Slack, Folly Mountain; Dorothy Richards (Gordon Ennis), Portapique; Crystal Richards, Red Deer, Alberta; Vaughan’s sons, Darren MacKean (Leigh MacBeth), Kirk Mountain; Duane (Brenda) MacKean, Grande Prairie, Alberta. A private graveside service was held in Wentworth Baptist Church Cemetery, Wentworth. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

McDADE, Janice Ann, 54, Truro, passed away peacefully December 5, 2012 in Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Halifax she was the daughter of Gerald and Eudora (Peppard) McDade. Janice spent much of her life as a Residential Group Home Supervisor in Halifax, Newfoundland and later Truro. She spent the last two decades battling Multiple Sclerosis. Besides her parents she is survived by sister, Heather (Paul) Tufts; nephew Christopher, all of Onslow. Cremation has taken place. At her request there will be no visitation or service. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. On-line condolences and donations may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com


 

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