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May 2010 Obituaries

 

HENRY, Robert G. – 72, Brookfield, passed away March 29, 2010 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Colchester County, he was a son of the late Daniel and Ada (Rudolph) Henry. Robert was self employed and owned and operated R.G. Henry Trucking for over 20 years. Robert was dearly loved and will be sadly missed by his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Shirley (MacLeod); daughters, Ruth Henry (Ian McNutt), Debert, Carolyn (Wade) Johnson, Stewiacke, Angela (Jeff) Cameron, Belmont; son, Daniel (Lisa) Henry, Brentwood; grandchildren, Jennifer Henry, Thomas and Kyle Henry, Samantha and Justin McNutt, Robert Cameron; great-grandchildren, Gage and Devon; sister, Hilda Jackson, Ontario; brother, Graham Henry, Hilden. He was predeceased by grandson, Andrew Ryan Henry; sister, Audrey Isenor. A memorial service was held April 1 with Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. On-line condolences may be sent to www.colchestercommunity.com 

SOY, Bernard Eugene – 84, Bible Hill/Halifax, passed away at Melville Gardens on April 7, 2010. Born in Londonderry Station, N.S. on April 4, 1926, he was a son of the late James Soy, M.C. and G. Magnolia (Toole) Soy. He attended Mt. Allison University and Maritime Forest Ranger School. His entire working life was spent in the forestry business, including co-owner and Vice-President of McCully & Soy Ltd. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26 and attended many legion dances through the years. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Melville Gardens, whom he often referred to as his “angels”. They all provided care, compassion and friendship. He will be dearly missed by his daughter, Valerie Soy (Doug Grover) of Dartmouth, son, Kevin (Kim) of Toronto, cherished Grandson, Samuel Grover, sisters, Margaret Soy (David) of Ottawa, Mary Spence of Bible Hill, many nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law, Judy Soy of Bible Hill and Margo Soy of Saskatoon. He was predeceased by his wife Ann Rachel, sister, Kathleen MacNeil and brothers, James R. and Richard Cornelius “Con”. Funeral Mass was held Monday, April 12 in Immaculate Conception Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro, with Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiating. Burial to take place on May 1st in Bible Hill Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

DAVIS, Lynda L. - 62, of Lower Five Islands, Colchester County passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Mosher River, she was a daughter of the late Ernie and Gladys (Jones) Bezanson. Lynda was very active in her community, particularly through her work as President of the Five Islands Bazaar Committee. She was well known throughout the area for her baking and crafts. Besides operating ‘Special Touch’ from her home, she operated Davis Video in Parrsboro for more than 10 years. The time she enjoyed most was spent with her family, particularly her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Basil (Jr.); a daughter, Shauna Allen (Gordon), Greenfield; a son Terry (Mary Lou), Bible Hill; a sister, Edna Miller (John), Dartmouth; foster brothers, Elmer MacDonald, Mosher River and Perry MacDonald (Linda), Dartmouth; grandchildren, Jessica Allen; Julia, Brady and Noah Davis. She was predeceased by an infant brother, Terrance Maxwell; foster brother, Frank MacDonald; a grandson, Tyler. Funeral service was held April 17, 2010 at the Peniel United Church, Five Islands, with Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Tyler Allen Memorial Fund. Arrangements were entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com 

McNutt, Cecil Henry - 80, Truro, passed away Sunday April 18, 2010 at the QEII Health Sciences Center, Halifax. Born in Brookside, he was the son of the late Noble and Winnifred (Isenor) McNutt. He loved gardening, puzzles and walking and enjoyed family and family gatherings. He was always available when needed by his family. He was a “jack-of-all-trades”, especially carpentry. He enjoyed the simple things of life. He will be deeply missed by his family. He is survived by daughters, Carolyn (Tony) Thurlow, Sharon (Clinton) Hayter, both of Truro; sons, Eric (Tammy), Onslow Mountain, Terry, Dale (Tanya) both of Truro; grandchildren, Stephanie, Jason, Crystal, Ryan, Amanda; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Florence (Angus) MacAdam, Grace Cowl, Frances Caddell, Lillian Pratt, Hazel (Donald) Hatt; brother, Alden (Evelyn); several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Gordon, Chester and Russell; niece, Glenda Hatt. Funeral service was heldApril 21 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. Interment in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley, Monday, May 3, 2010 at 10:00 am. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

 

 


 

 

April 2010 Obituaries

 

 

COOK, George Alfred "Geordie" - 74, Truro, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 20, 2010, in the QEII Health Science Centre, VG Site, Halifax, after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Great Village, he was the son of the late James and Laura (Duncan) Cook. George lived most of his life in Great Village and worked most of his life as a mechanic. He formerly worked for Good Speeds, Truro and later started his own business in Great Village where he worked until his retirement. He is survived by his wife Greta (Welton) Cook; sons, George (Patricia Nicholson) Hilden, John (Anita Dunlap) Belmont, James and Robert; daughter Maureen Ralph (Kelly Blair) Truro Carol Ann; sisters Mrs. Bernice Kaulback, Great Village, Mrs. Eva France, Wentworth; brother-in-law Ralph Welton, Economy; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother Arthur; step-son Robert Mattix. By George’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

JENNEX, Gerald Reginald “Chinker” - 78, Masstown. It is with deep sadness Gerald’s family announce his sudden passing on Sunday, February 21, 2010, at his home. Born September 4, 1931, in Halifax, he was a son of the late Frank and Gertrude (Mitchell) Jennex. Gerald is survived by his wife of 39 years, Evelyn (Chaulk); step-daughter, Sally Higgins (Russell Jennings), Crowes Mills; step-son, Lawrence Weatherby, Mississauga, Ontario; step-grandchildren, Terri-Lynn Weatherby, Cindy Spencer-Fagioli, Margo Marie Rogers, all of Truro; five great grandchildren; sisters, Gladys Marion Louise (Thomas) Smith, Hearts Delight, Newfoundland; Shirley Anne Marie Robillard, Woodstock, Ontario; numerous nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by sister, Mable; brothers, Kenny, Frankie, Victor, Donald, Arthur, Patrick, Milton and Norman. Funeral service was held 3 pm Saturday, February 27, 2010, in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, Pastor Greg Porter officiated. Spring interment in Masstown Cemetery. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GAMBLE
, Ralph Burton (Sam), Economy - With great sadness the family of Ralph Burton Gamble, age 84, announce his passing at Williams Country Home, Hilden, March 3, 2010. Born in Bass River, March 8, 1925, he was the son of the late Ethel Meekins Elliott and Russell Gamble. He is survived by the mother of his children, Lila Henry Gratto; sons, Ralph Gamble (Anne), Truro; Roger Gamble, Australia; daughters, Patsy Reynolds (Sean), Washington, USA; Judy Gamble, Onslow Mountain; Debbie Lindsay (John), Onslow Mountain; step-children, Vernon Gratto (Virginia), Vancouver, BC; Brenda Gratto Griffiths, Vancouver, BC, Doug Gratto (Doreen), Truro; grandchildren, Marcia and Melissa Gamble, Ryan and Kyle Comber, Brady Reynolds, Liam, Griffin and Chet Gamble, Madison and Brody Shearer, Clarissa and Evan Lindsay; great grandchildren, Isaac and Julia; brothers, Logan Elliott (Linda), Economy; Keith Chisholm (Nelda), Economy; sister-in-law, Lottie Gamble, Bass River; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sons, Terry and Ronald Gamble; brothers, Kenneth and Morley (Madeline); sisters, Mildred Urqhuart (Robert) and Claire Tibbets (Roy). Funeral service was held 3 pm Saturday, March 6, 2010, in Economy United Church, Pastor Bill Martin officiated. A family burial will be at a later date. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

HOUSE, Miriam Olive “Buck” (Frizzell), 78, Truro passed away March 4, 2010 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Forman and Tina (Cantelo) Frizzell. She was employed by Brookfield Creamery for a number of years. She is survived by sister, Florence “Toots” (Jimmy) May, Onslow; brothers, Forman Jr. “Bo”, Scarborough, ON, Marshall (Norma), Bible Hill, Michael “Mick” (Susan Kennedy), North River; husband, John, Truro; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Harold “Duck”, Vernon and John in infancy. Funeral service was held March 8 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, with Capt. Stephen McNeilly officiating. Spring interment in Terrace Hill Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in her memory may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia or the Canadian Cancer Society. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the nurses and doctors of 4-south, the emergency department, with a special thank-you to Dr. Curtis for his care and compassion through the years. Many thanks to Colchester Community Funeral Home for their kindness and professionalism in our time of need. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

TOTTEN, Raymond Howard – 59, Bible Hill. It is with great sorrow and sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Raymond Totten, on March 19, 2010. Born in Truro he was the son of Claude and the late Iris (Graves) Totten. He is survived by his beloved daughter, Jill (J.P.) Girard and granddaughter, Lila Girard, whom he loved very much. He is also survived by his sisters; Elaine (Gerald) Stevens, Lower Onslow, Brenda (John) Webster, Truro, Valerie, Truro, Shelley (Paul) McLeod, Onslow Mt.; brothers, Brian, Onslow Mt., Kevin (Suzanne), Truro; Stepmother, Estelle Totten; several nieces and nephews. Raymond spent most of his career working at the Ford dealership in Truro and was most recently employed with Colchester Co-Op until its closing. In his younger years, Raymond enjoyed playing hockey, but later in life golf and curling were his sports of choice. Raymond enjoyed playing harmonica at the jam sessions in Debert and the Truro Raceway and volunteering at the food bank. A Memorial service was held March 25 at Colchester Community Funeral Home with Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating. Family flowers only. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

MAY, James Frederick “Jim” - 85, Lower Onslow. It is with great sadness that we wish to announce the sudden passing of James May on Sunday, March 14, 2010. Born August 9, 1924 in Chatham, NB, he was a son of the late Richard and Sarah (Eva) May. Jimmy was a proud member of the West Nova Scotia Regiment and a dedicated member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26. He joined the army at the young age of 16 and served for almost 5 years. Jim was a retired carpenter having worked for the C.N. Railway for 34 years. He was a generous man always making his family his first priority. He will be remembered for his kind heart and sense of humor. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family, predeceased by sisters, Helen Comeau, Marie Landers; brothers, Matthew, George, Ernest, Joseph and Bernard. Jimmy is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Florence “Toots” (Frizzell); his only child, Greg whom he adored; his two treasures in life, his grandchildren, Matthew and Jessica. A Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26 Tribute Service on Tuesday, March 16th. Funeral Mass was held March 17 with Father Dariusz Miskowicz as Celebrant. Donations may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society, Kanes Kitchen or the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26 Building Fund. Special thanks are extended to the Emergency Room staff of the Colchester Regional Hospital for their kindness and compassion. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

COULTER, Elmer Ira - 80, Debert, formerly of Dieppe, New Brunswick, passed away peacefully, Sunday morning, March 14, 2010, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born February 25, 1930, in Six Mile Road, Wallace, NS, he was the son of the late Ira and Ethel (Crooks) Coulter. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Norma (Haywood Lewis); his children, Willard (Carolyn), Cascumpec, PEI; Garth (Joanne), Dieppe, NB, Sandra McLaren (Randy), Wilmot, NS; David, Fort Saskatchewan, AB; Karen Tulkens (Mike), Bridgewater, NS; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Freda DeYoung (Malcolm). Funeral service was held 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 17, 2010, in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Don MacQueen officiated. Spring interment in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SAUNDERS, Ronald “Sach” Douglas - 55, Bible Hill passed away March 15, 2010 with his wife Corena (McNeil) by his side. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Herbert and Frances (Knickle) Saunders. He will be sadly missed by “always Daddy’s girl”, daughter Amy; son-in-law, Michael McClure; special godchildren, Mya Luddington, Thomas Julien; twin brother, Donnie, Bible Hill and brothers, Lee, Toronto, Ken (Diane), Sydney, Stephen (Leslie), Onslow; special little buddies, John Luddington, Gage Mancini; many nieces and nephews and all who knew him. He was predeceased by his stepfather, Bill Moore; brother, John. A special celebration of Sach’s life was held March 18 at Colchester Community Funeral Home. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

Totten, Raymond - It is with great sorrow and sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Raymond Totten, on March 19, 2010. Born in Truro he was the son of Claude Totten and the late Iris (Graves) Totten. He is survived by his beloved daughter, Jill (J.P.) Girard and granddaughter, Lila Girard, whom he loved very much. He is also survived by his sisters; Elaine (Gerald) Stevens, Lower Onslow, Brenda (John) Webster, Truro, Valerie, Truro, Shelley (Paul) Macleod, Onslow Mt.; brothers, Brian, Onslow Mt., Kevin (Suzanne), Truro; several nieces and nephews. Raymond spent most of his career working at the Ford dealership in Truro and was most recently employed with Colchester Co-Op until its closing. In his younger years, Raymond enjoyed playing hockey, but later in life golf and curling were his sports of choice. Raymond enjoyed playing harmonica at the jam sessions in Debert and the Truro Raceway and volunteering at the food bank. He will be sadly missed by all of his friends and family who loved him very much. A memorial service was held March 25 at the Colchester Community Funeral Home with Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com
 


 

March 2010 Obituaries

 

GLOADE, Muriel Claire (August 16, 1952-2010) – Millbrook; The Sylliboy family is announcing the passing of family matriarch, Muriel Claire Gloade on January 24, 2010 of natural causes. Muriel was 57 years old and resided on the Millbrook First Nation, Truro, NS and died in the comfort of her family home. Muriel, a craftsperson and renowned traditional food maker, was a member of the Millbrook Sacred Heart Church. Muriel was born in Sydney, NS and originally resided in Eskasoni First Nation and is predeceased by her parents, John Simon Denny, Eskasoni First Nation and Rita (Prosper) Denny, Potlotek First Nation. She was predeceased by brother Lester Denny, sisters Eleanor Denny (Bernard), Wilfred, Clara, Muriel and step-mother, Florence (Johnson) Denny and step brother Anthony Sylliboy. Muriel is survived by siblings Joseph H. Denny, Robert C. Denny, Gail Stevens, Pamela Doucette all of Eskasoni FN, Beverly MacDonald (QC), Bernadette Gloade, Marlene Denny, Shirley Denny (Millbrook) and step-sister, Elizabeth Bernard, Waycobah FN. Muriel was the proud mother of ten children, John (Darrin), Mary (Gabriel), Alfred, Dana, Noreen (Gerald), Frank (Megan), Corrina Milliea (Randy), Leo, Buck (Yvette) and Ross (Tara), step daughter, Bernice Johnson, Wagmatcook FN, and the grandmother of 28 grandchildren of which more are expected. She also had 10 godchildren. Mrs. She was predeceased by former husband Alfred Sylliboy, Eskasoni FN and husband, Daniel Gloade, Millbrook FN. Funeral mass was held January 28, 2010 awith Father Darius officiating at the Millbrook Sacred Heart Church. On-line condolences may be made to: www.colchestercommunity.com

FRENCH, Herbert William “Bert” – 102, Truro and Lakeview. Passed away on February 8th, 2010 at the Halifax Infirmary. Born in Toronto on November 3, 1907, he moved to Truro in 1929. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, the former Luta Elaine Patriquin, Lakeview, daughters Phyllis (Paul MacKay) Lakeview, Brenda Moore (late Soley Lynds), North River, beloved grandchildren Shawn (Derek Webb) Debert, Evan MacKay (Annette) Dieppe, Kerry Moore (Kimberley) Bible Hill, great grandchildren Brittani and Ashley Moore, Emily and Lucas Webb, step- great grandchildren Sarah Morin, Moncton and Mark Logan (Veronique) Dieppe, great great grandson Kaiden Moore, step- great great grandchildren Corbin and Adah Morin, Addison and Aislyn Logan, several nephews and nieces including Douglas Phillips (Linda) Lindsay (Ont), Ronald French (Cynthia Askwith) Markham (Ont), Nancy (Richard MacEachin) (Ont). Bert was predeceased by his parents, Thomas Edward French and Annie Pearl Pocock (his adored Mum) (who he adored), both UK immigrants, brothers and their wives John (Irene), Franklin (Maisie), Norman (Bernice), sisters Anne (Roddis Phillips),Phyllis Phillipa French, niece Susan Phillips Oliver, and golfing chum Louis MacKay. Bert began his golfing career in Toronto at age 9 as a caddy and then became an assistant to the Golf Pro, which included handcrafting wooden wooden golf clubs. He accepted a position as Pro with the Truro Golf Club in 1929 when he moved to Nova Scotia. He worked there until just prior to WWII when the Club was all but closed. Bert also managed the lanes at the Truro Bowling Alley in the winter and played in leagues for many years. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff in the Cobequid and Infirmary Emergency departments, Dr. Christian Wiems and nurses Sharon and Elizabeth on ward 8.2 at the Infirmary for their care and concern, also Dr. Harold Berghuis, Dr. Ryve Loshaj, and Cindy Totten, Truro. Memorial donations can be made to Londonderry Station Community Church, RR#1 Londonderry, NS, B0M 1M0. A reception to commemorate Bert’s life was held on Saturday, February 27 at the Colchester Community Funeral Home. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

PATRIQUIN
, Ethel “Jean” - 87, Londonderry, passed away February 13, 2010 at home surrounded by her family. Born in East Village, she was a daughter of the late James and Elsie (Roblee) Robinson. Jean was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who loved to cook and bake for her family’s daily needs. In later years she was often remembered for her many quotes and sayings. Jean is survived by children, Robert (Hazel), Barbara (Beverley) Potter, Carl, Beverly Rideout, Roy, Ida Rodgers; eleven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; sisters, Muriel Spencer, Laura (Fred) MacKinnon, Louise Wedge; brothers, Ernie (Gerene) Robinson. She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Johnnie; brothers, Whitman and Aubrey. Extra special thanks to the VON and Home Care for their loving care of our mother. Cremation has already taken place. No visitation by request. A graveside memorial service will be held in Hillcrest Cemetery, Londonderry at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Londonderry Station Community Church, R.R. #1, Londonderry, NS B0M 1M0 On-line condolences may be made to www.colchestercommunity.com

NOLAN, Ronald Arden “Sooty” - 74, North River passed away February 15, 2010 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Glenholme, he was a son of the late Elva Brown. He owned and operated Ron’s Burner Service for 33 years. Ron was a member of the North River & District Fire Brigade. He was a kind and caring person who would do almost anything for someone in need. His greatest treasures were his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Betty (Leamont); daughters, Judi (John) Spicer, Bahrain, Rhonda Dunn (Jeff Lewis) North River; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Stephen; sisters, Pat Spence (Lyle), Great Village, Sally (Bill) Cruikshank; brother, Michael (Joyce) Brown, River John, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Peggy (Margaret), Karen; brother, Gary. No visitation by request. A North River & District Fire Brigade Tribute was held Thursday, February 18th followed by a memorial service, with Rev. Cheryl MacDonald officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North River Fire Brigade or charity of choice. Special thanks to Dr. Stephen Ellis, the Colchester Regional Hospital doctors, nurses and staff and also the VON. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com
 


 

February 2010 Obituaries

WELTON
, James Donald Donnie , 78, of Economy, passed away suddenly Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at home. Born in Pleasant Hills, Colchester County, he was a son of the late James and Jennie (Kennie) Welton. Donnie is survived by his wife, the former Ada Alice Marsh; daughter, Cyndi Welton, Dartmouth; sons, Ron (Debbie), Bass River; Kevin (Margaret), Economy; sister, Greta Cook (George), Truro; brother, Ralph, Economy; grandchildren, Christopher, Scott, Jennifer, Michael, Alexander, Jacob; 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held 2 pm Friday, December 18, 2009, in Economy United Church, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Interment was held in the Economy Cemetery. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MOWBRAY, Dr. Glen Vincent MacFarlane “Mac” 77, The Mira Long Term Care Centre, Truro, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 27, 2009. Born October 24, 1932, in Northwood, England, he was a son of the late James and Ethel (Taylor) Mowbray. Mac graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (Guelph University) in 1960 and went on to be a respected large and small animal veterinarian working out of Truro and Stellarton. Mac is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Arlene Marie (Hardy); children, Gwendolyn (Gwen) Mowbray-Cashen (Chris Cashen), Truro; Frances (Fran) Mowbray (Luiz Mello), St. John’s, Newfoundland; Juanita (Wayne) Powell, Truro; William Bill , Montreal; grandchildren, Tara and Quinn Cashen, Neeson and Erik Mello, Madeline Maddy and MacFarlane Farley Powell; brothers, John (Shirley), James (Sheila), all of London, England; three nieces; four nephews. Funeral service was held 1 pm Wednesday, December 30, 2009, Reverend Brian DeLong officiated. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

DOWNING, SSM CD, Laurie Freestone, 78, Economy, NS passed away peacefully at the Veteran’s Memorial Building (Camp Hill) on Sunday, January 3, 2010. Laurie is survived by his sons, Stewart (Lynne) and Murray; grandchildren, Jason, Sara, Ashley, Christina and Great-Grand Daughter Aaliyah. His grandchildren will greatly miss their Grampie , especially his grandson Jason who currently serving his country in Afghanistan in the same tradition as his grandfather. Born in Halifax, NS, April 3rd, 1931, he was a son of the late Roy and Margaret (Dymond) Downing. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by the love of his life and reason for living, Virginia, his wife of 50 years. He was likewise predeceased by brother, Burrell Downing and sister Alicia Colpitts whom he greatly missed. Memorial service was held Tuesday, January 5, 2010, in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street Truro, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Spring interment will take place in the Economy Cemetery, Economy. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

COLLIER, Vera Louise - 79, Truro, passed away on January 4, 2010 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness. Born January 31, 1930 in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Hattie (Embree) Harrison. She left Springhill at a young age to seek her fortune in Truro. Here she met her future husband, Bill Collier and created a wonderful blended family. Vera worked for many years at the Colchester Regional Hospital as a nurse’s aide retiring to her little home in Bible Hill. Vera is survived by sons, Bob Harrison (Sylvia), Halifax; George Collier (Jean), Lower Sackville; daughter, Betty Johnston, Onslow; sister, Alta Fear, Dartmouth; brothers, James Harrison (Emily) and Carman Harrison (Freda), both of Ontario; grandchildren, Darren Casey, Andrew Cameron (Carman), Dennis (Crystal), Bill, Allan and Paul Harrison, Mary-Beth (Dean) Fancy, Glenn Collier, Curtis (Lynn) Johnston and granddaughter Lynn Johnston; seven great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews. Vera was predeceased by her husband, Bill Collier; son, Paul Collier; daughter, Pat Casey; brothers, LeRoy and Emmerson Harrison; sisters, Agnes Arseneault and Norma McNutt; grandsons, David Collier, Wayne Johnston and good friend, Shirley Vance. Vera’s family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Colchester Regional Hospital, the staff of Elk Court in Brookfield and especially Dr. Bruce Phillips for their exceptional care. Funeral service was held January 9 with Rev. Brian DeLong officiating. Spring interment in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill. On-line condolences may be sent to www.colchestercommunity.com

PICTOU, Audrey Ann - 67, Millbrook First Nations, finished her journey on this earth on January 6, 2010 and was escorted to heaven by her Guardian Angel. Audrey passed away at Cedarstone Enhanced Care Nursing Home where she was loved by all the staff and was treated with great respect. Audrey was a member of Millbrook First Nations and was a Shubenacadie Residential School Survivor. The family thanks all the staff at the nursing home and Dr. Barrry Wheeler. She is survived by her brother, Robert Leonard Pictou, Millbrook; special cousin, Billy Pictou, Debert; her guardian and cousin, Clara Gloade, Millbrook. She was predeceased by mother, Bella Pictou and grandmothers, Susan Gloade, Mary Ann Pictou; sister Connie (Kevin) Burton; her special parents, Charles and Annie Jane Gloade whom she considered as her parents. Funeral Mass was held on January 9, 2010 in Sacred Heart Church, Millbrook. Interment in Sacred Heart Church Cemetery, Millbrook. Donations in her memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Nova Scotia, Canadian Cancer Research Fund, a charity of choice or to the Millbrook Youth Club - This club works with elders by visiting them and teaches our youth how to deal with drug abuse and domestic violence. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

WILLIS, James Edward - 77, of Young Street, Truro, passed away January 5, 2010 in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax after a short bout with cancer. Born in Truro, he as a son of the late Isaac and Blanche (Stoutley) Willis. He was known far and wide as the owner-operator of Jim’s Light Trucking for over 43 years. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Theresa; sons, James M. (Kim Colburn), Onslow Mountain, Steven (Kathy), of Onslow and Truro, Jason, at home; daughters, Coleen Mapp, Halifax, Theresa “Terry Lynn” (Kevin) Jackson, Beechville, Sandra Finney (Derrick Hennessey), Truro; grandchildren, Stefanie (Chad) Willis-Howse, Matthew (Michelle) Willis, both of Edmonton, Alberta, Kristopher Mapp, Halifax, Jarrett Mapp, C.F.B. Halifax, Nicole Jackson, Beechville, Stacey Willis (Teddy Ashe), Greenfield, Marcy Willis (Gerry Maloney), Stewiacke, Mitchell Willis (Kandie), C.F.B. Petawawa, Tanner and Taylor Murphy, Portapique; great-grandchildren, Login, Keilin, Ethan, Chase, Grayson and Jacara; brother, John, Truro; foster brother, Leroy (Beverly) McCready; sister, Bessie McCready. He was predeceased by brothers, Isaac, Merle and Ralph; sisters, Eula Nicolas, Helen McLaurin and Blanche Chase; grandson, Jeffery. Funeral service was held January 11 with Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

SIMPSON, Eric Robinson, 88, Hamilton, Ontario and formerly of Belmont and P.E.I. passed away peacefully on January 13, 2010, at The Village of Wentworth Heights in Hamilton, Ontario. Born in Bayview, P.E.I., he was a son of the late Earle and Annie (Robinson) Simpson. He was predeceased by his dear wife Della Cooke and sister Hazel Buell. He is survived by his loving daughter, Carol Robertson and son-in-law and best friend Chris, Stoney Creek, ON; beloved grandson, James, North Bay, ON; brothers Donald, Sault Ste. Marie ON, Harold and Preston of North Rustico. P.E.I; sisters, Nellie Shea, Springhill, N.S., Clemmie Campbell (Louis),Kensington, P.E.I., Vivian Hiscott (Vernon), North Rustico, P.E.I; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral servie was held Saturday, January 16. Interment at a later date in Eagle Hill Cemetery, Westchester, N.S. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

MINGO, Vivian Janet, Truro. Shortly after lunch on January 13, 2010, Vivian Janet Mingo was called home to walk hand in hand with Jesus Christ. Vivian was a daughter of the late Walter and Dorothy (Hamilton) Clyke. Vivian loved and supported her church (Zion United Baptist Church) and helped wherever she could. She was also a member of the Colchester Regional Hospital Foundation, the Good Neighbours Retired Citizens Association, the Ladies Derry Orange Lodge (484 Truro), the Truro Tops Group and the Hope Chest Cancer Group (Truro). She is survived by her husband, Ron Mingo; children, Wade, Deridre, Jamie, Donna, Robert, Wendy, Catherine and Roni Jan; grandchildren, Skye, Lenny, Tracey, Raven, Keith, Edin, Emma, Abby, Syra, Liston, Connor, Tonisha, Noah; great-grandchildren, Hailey, Joseph, MacKenzie and Brya; sisters, Evelyn (Charles) Borden, Shirley (Howard) Mahar, Kathleen Morse, Geraldine and Margaret, all of Truro, Grace Gero, Shilo, MB, Marion Scott and Barbara of Toronto; brothers, Darrell (Anne), George (Lynn), Richard, all of Truro, Tom (Eileen), Halifax, Benjamin (Viola), Ottawa, Frederick, Robert (Cora), all of Toronto; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Walter “Jack”, John. A memorial service was held January 16th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, with Pastor Brian Johnston officiating. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

FRENCH, Lillian Elizabeth (Gratto), 87, Truro, passed away January 13, 2010 in Toronto, ON. Born in Truro she was the daughter of the late George and Lucy (Gerrior) Gratto. Lillian worked in nursing homes all of her life. She is survived by daughter, Jeanette; sons, Gordon, Robert, both of Toronto, David, St. Catherines, ON; sisters, Gloria (Gary) Hazard, Elaine Mabey, both of Truro; brothers, John, Thorold, ON, Fred (Linda), Tatamagouche, NS, Donald, Truro, Charles (Sandra), Oshawa, ON, Carl (Christine), Orangeville, ON, Don (Shirley) Thomas, Burlington, ON.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Jean Hanspiker, Frances White; brothers, Wallace, David, George, Robert. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be in Truro in the spring. On-line condolences may be made to: www.colchestercommunity.com

JOHNSON, David W. - 67, Truro passed away January 14, 2010 at home. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late David A. and Gladys (MacLean) Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte (Doyle); sister, Cheryl Markle, Toronto; nephews and nieces, Blake Markle, Montreal, Quebec; Allyson (Robbie) Clinch, Dieppe, NB; Christopher (Tracey) Doyle, San Jose, California; Meredith (Brent) Harrison, Brookfield; brother-in-law, Ross (Sylvia) Doyle, Truro. A lifelong funeral director, David began his career with Roop’s Funeral Home in Middleton. After graduating from mortuary college in Syracuse, NY, he worked at Lindsay’s Funeral Home in Kentville. He then went on to work with Mattatall Funeral Home in Truro for a number of years, later purchasing the business along with McCulloch-Patriquin Funeral Home in Great Village. After selling these businesses, he worked with Colchester Community Funeral Home, from where he retired. A Memorial Service was held on January 18 with Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

THOMPSON, James “Jim” Ernest, 62, Great Village, NS. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James Ernest Thompson. Born in Ontario, June 15, 1947, he was a son of the late Violet Giles and William Thompson. James drove tractor trailers all his life, it was a job he loved and enjoyed doing. He proudly drove for Big Wheels, Centrans, Warrens, SLH, Western Perishables, and most recently D&D Transport. James' heart and soul was his family. He is survived by his devoted wife of 22 years, Juliette Thompson (Wellwood); 3 loving daughters, Nicole Thompson, Rachel Larue, Amanda Metlin; loving son, Tim Metlin; grandchildren, Austin and one on the way, Tenielle, Bradley, Dakota, Gavin and Ransom; and brother to Ron and Greg Greg, both on ON, Doug, BC, Val, Alta., Jean, Sask. and his best friend, who Jim considered his brother, Newfie, Jim Howlett. He was predeceased by foster parents, Alex and Elizabeth Elvin. A celebration of Jim’s life was held January 22 with Rev. Gary MacDougall officiating. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

CAMPBELL, Sylvia Joan – It is with great sadness that the family of Sylvia Campbell, (nee McLean and formerly of Glenholme Nova Scotia)announces her passing on January 18th, 2010 at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, Ontario. Sylvia was predeceased by her husband Kevin. She will be sadly missed by her children Gary (Mariana), Sandra (Peter) and proud grandmother to Steven, Daniel, Alex, Matthew and Katerina. She will be missed by her sister Carol (Charlie), and fondly remembered by her extended family and friends. Funeral service was held on January 23rd 2010 at Trinity United Church, Thornton, Ontario. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie would be appreciated by the family. “We have all not only lost a loving mother, grandmother and sister we have also lost our very best friend”. Information received from: The Paul F. Kent Funeral Home, 16 King Street, North, Cookstown, Ontario. L0L1L0, Phone: 705 458-4402; Fax: 705 458 1544

 

CHESTNUT, Agnes Ruth – 86, Truro, Chestnut, Agnes Ruth – 86, Truro, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2010 in Wynn Park Villa, with family members at her side. Born on June 21, 1923 in Boston, Mass., Agnes was a daughter of the late Henry and Ruth Cole of Tatamagouche. Agnes spent her adult years as a very busy mother of ten children. She also enjoyed being grammie to her many grand and great-grandchildren. She loved celebrating all the events, both big and small in her large families lives. She eagerly awaited each new addition to her ever-increasing family. She spent the last few years in East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash, and Wynn Park Villa, Truro. Here she was treated with respect and kindness by the many caring staff members. Agnes is survived by nine children, Arnold (Sally), Kingston, Ontario; Ruth Pearston (Lloyd); Judy Prodger; Arthur; George (Bev); Margaret Ann Dauphinee (Andy); Elizabeth Glass (Warren); Richard (Geraldine); Mable-Lynn Dickson (Ernie); all of Truro and surrounding areas; 21 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by sister Jennie Cole-Perkins and nephew Lawrence Cole; several other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer; son, Robert; sister, Helen Ramsay. Funeral service was held January 27with Rev. David Lutes officiating. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

REID, Gertrude “Joan”, 86, Debert, passed away suddenly at home on January 22, 2010. Born in Masstown, she was a daughter of the late Leo and Winnifred (Smith) Leben. Joan loved many activities, including dancing with Roy, quilting, puzzles, and knitting, having knit many newborn hats for the Colchester Regional Hospital nursery. Joan also was the owner of Rainbow House Craft Shop in Debert for many years. She is survived by her partner of 17 years, Roy Webb; daughter, Susan (Barry) MacKenzie, Truro; sons, Gregory (Patricia), Sydney, Australia; Michael (Darlene), Debert; Roy’s children, daughters Brenda Black, Debert; Patricia (Glenn) MacDonald, Onslow Mountain; sons, Stephen (Luella), Shubenacadie; Randy (Donna), Debert; Stacy (Monica), Sarasota, Florida; Derek (Shawnn), Debert; sister Gwen (Don) MacKay; grandchildren, Adrienne, Sara, Charlotte, Cindy, Joanne, Julie, Justin, Kati, Kyle; several step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren, Matthew and Jesse; several nieces and nephews. Joan was predeceased by her husband Ulric Reid; four sons in infancy; sisters, Elizabeth Vance, Audrey Close, Shirley Thompson. Funeral service was held January 27 with Rev. Don MacQueen officiating. Interment in the Debert Cemetery in the spring. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com
 


 

January 2010

 

Geldart, Howard Allison – 79, Debert. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend at his home on Tuesday, Oct 13 after a brave and courageous battle with cancer. His family and loyal dog, Molly, were by his side. A lifetime resident of Debert, Howard was the youngest son of the late Altie and Helen Geldart. A heavy equipment operator his entire career, Howard worked at Tidewater Construction, Scot Truck and later ran his own business, H.A. Geldart Backhoe, until his retirement. Howard enjoyed camping and traveling with his family and friends, as well as meeting new people. He had a zest for fixing things, being in his garage and socializing over morning coffee with his friends.
Howard is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Elva; children Bob (Gayle), Ellershouse; Shelley (Gordon) Hannam, Debert; and Scott (Janet), Debert; his grandchildren Robin Hannam, Alisha (Josh) Johnson, Hana, Emma and Lukas Geldart, who were his pride and joy; sister Marilyn MacLean, Maine. He was preceded by his brothers, Rettie and Frank and two sisters in infancy. Howard’s quick wit and humor will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends.
The family wishes to express a heart felt thank you to Dr. David Henderson and Lisa Wilson, Palliative Care, as well as the VON nurses for the exceptional care they provided to Howard.
Visitation will be held at Debert United Church from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm on Friday, October 16, a memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday, October 17, also at Debert United Church. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Palliative Care, VON or Debert United Church.

BONNELL, Shirley (Beal) - The Bonnell family sadly announces the passing of their amazing Mother, Shirley, on Monday evening, November 23, 2009, at home with family at her side. Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Laurie; grandson, Frank Mellish; sisters, Betty Taylor and Christina Bennett; niece, Rita Morrisey; parents, Albert and Alice (Stevenson) Beal. She is survived by her 10 children, Fred (Anne Marie), Edmonton; Frank (Janice), Bible Hill; John (Caren), Bible Hill; Dick, Truro; Laurie (Danette), Truro; Billy (Cathy), Bible Hill; Susan (Hallie) Hamilton, Middle Stewiacke; Leah (Steve) Beirnes, Edmonton; Mary (Matthew) Teed, Masstown; Christina Bonnell (Darren Harrison), East Mountain. She is also survived by her brother, Toby Beal, Five Islands; several nieces and nephews; 19 great grandchildren; 19 much loved grandchildren, namely Steve Arsenault who she considered to be her 11th child. Funeral service and reception was held 2 pm Friday, November 27, 2009, in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, The Reverend Lori Ramsey and Reverend Don MacQueen officiated. Private family interment was held in Terrace Hill Cemetery. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

HUGHES, Percy Grant - It is with heavy hearts to share the peaceful passing of Percy Hughes, 79, of North River, on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at the Colchester Regional Hospital Truro, with family members by his side. Born in Harmony, he was a son of the late Percy and Minnie (Leamont) Hughes. He was the long time husband of over 50 years to the late Margaret Peggy Nolan; father of his late daughter, Tracy Crocker; also predeceased by brothers, William and Charlie Hughes. Leaving behind is his best friend and grandson, Ryan; granddaughter, Kayla; son-in-law, David Crocker; close niece, Cindy Cavanagh; nephew, Jamie Hughes. A graveside service and interment was held 1pm Friday, December 4, in the Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme, Rev. Don MacQueen officiated. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MUNRO, Elizabeth Dawn Beth (Taylor) - 47, Harmony, Colchester County, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born January 12, 1962 in Truro, she was a daughter of Roy and Joan (Thompson) Taylor, Truro. Along with her parents, Beth is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Larry Alan Munro; daughter, Cheryl Ann (James McLeod), Truro; son, Charles William Alan, Bible Hill (Stephanie Harvey, Valley); brothers, Shawn Taylor (Shelly Vincent), Debert; Brian (Elizabeth) Taylor, Kentville; brother-in-law, David Crocker, North River; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her sister, Tracy Crocker; brother, Barry Taylor. Funeral service was held 2 pm Monday, December 7, 2009, Reverend Sue King-Darby officiated. Interment was held in Harmony Cemetery. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

KREGER
, Myrtle Lillian - 98, Great Village, passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, on Wednesday evening, December 2, 2009, at home. Born April 24, 1911, in East Village, she was a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Higgins) Smith. Myrtle is survived by her brother, Kenneth Smith, Great Village; special friend, Alice Fulton; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Oscar Edward Kreger; sisters, Mildred Wallace, Margaret Kyle-Spencer, Florence Hoyt; brother, Gordon Smith. Funeral service was held 2 pm Saturday, December 5, 2009, in Faith Baptist Church, 38 Station Road, Great Village, Pastor Steve Adams officiated. Interment was held in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BROWN
, Muriel Frances, 86, Truro, passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 9, 2009, in the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Folly Lake, she was a daughter of the late Harold Blair (Bishop) and Annie Gertrude (Withrow) Geddes. She is survived by sister, Hildred Strinholm, Melford, Sask; brother, Willard Geddes, Halifax; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Laurier Brown; sisters, Hazel, Dorothy, Bertha, Nellie, Jean; brother, Harold. Funeral service was held 4pm Friday, December 11, 2009, Pastor Cory Somers officiated, assisted by Pastor Kaj Binderup in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Interment will be held at a later date in the Folly Mountain Cemetery. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GAMBLE, Walter Elmer, 79, of Masstown, NS, formerly of Tryon, PEI, passed away Friday, December 11th, 2009, in East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Born in Tryon, he was the son of the late Elmer and Lila Gamble. He is survived by his wife, Verna; sons, Brian (Judy), Chris (Sharon); two grandchildren, Opal and Jason; stepchildren, Leanne (Clifford O'Laughlin), Brent (Cathy Mosher), Karen (Collin Stensaker), Cynthia Smith, Donald Smith, Douglas (Jina Mosher), Shelley (Curtis Driscoll). He was predeceased by his first wife, Ann Philipson; sisters, Mary and Bee. Funeral service was held Tuesday, December 15, at 1 p.m. in Dawson's Funeral Home, Crapaud PEI., Rev. Annette Wells officiated. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

 


 

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