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May 2011

 

WORKS, Dorothy Winnifred (MacAloney) – 80, Lower Truro, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 25, 2011 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Chesley McNutt and Gladys MacAloney. A loving mother and grandmother, Dorothy’s life was devoted to her family. She is survived by daughter, Wendy (Greg) Bruens, Edmonton, Alta.; son, Darren (Pam) Works, Lower Truro; daughter, Christine (Charles) Chalmers, Debert; grandchildlren, Justin, Brianna, Chelsea, Jensen, Jaeden; sister, Helen Lennerton, Old Barns; brother, Frank McNutt, Lower Truro. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends gathered at the Lower Truro Community Hall on Kent Road March 30th sharing in her memory. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

CALDWELL, Douglas Andrew, Q.C. It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Douglas Caldwell. Doug left the world the way he wanted: passionately engaged in legal work and politics. Doug was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Stephanie (Faye) and James (Jim) Caldwell. He graduated from Royal Military College and College Militaire Royal and served as an officer in the Royal 22nd (Van Doos), reaching the rank of captain. During his service in Germany, he met Charlene “Chuck” Caldwell, from Moncton, New Brunswick, and they married in 1966. After leaving military service, he attended Dalhousie Law School and embarked on a successful career in law. He practiced in Liverpool with (Retired) Justice Gerald Freeman of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal before joining the firm of Patterson Smith Matthews and Grant, now Patterson Law. Doug remained a partner with Patterson Law until December 31, 2010 and at that time began a new relationship associated with the firm. Doug was listed among the top lawyers in Canada. From 1996-2001, he served as the Chief Commissioner for the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission. In addition, he served as a Director for the Colchester-East Hants Education Fund. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Charlene "Chuck"; daughter, Stephanie, and her husband Andrew; son, Andrew, and his wife Heidi; brother, Rob; sister, Bonnie; and his grandchildren: Ben, Matthew, Kate, William, and Sebastian. Doug was predeceased by daughter, Vicki. Funeral service was held April 1st in First Baptist Church, Truro, with Rev. Andrew Crowell officiating. Interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Doug Caldwell QC Memorial Legal Scholarship Fund c/o Patterson Law, 1068 Church Street, Truro, NS B2N 5B9 or a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

BROWN, COURTNEY A. – 17, of Parrsboro passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at home. Born in Malsch, Germany, she was a daughter of Thomas and Sharon (Kuruliak) Brown. She was a Grade 12 student at Parrsboro Regional High School. Besides her parents, she is survived by a brother, Chad (Dawn), Calgary; maternal grandmother, Nellie Kuruliak, Costa Rica; paternal grandmother, Beatrice Brown, Barrie, Ont.; aunts, Michelle Poot (Ben), Roberta Aljoe (Darrell), Ellen Seeley; uncles, Ron Kuruliak (Tina); Mike Kuruliak; Donald Brown (Lise), John Brown, Larry Brown; numerous cousins. She was predeceased by maternal grandfather, John Kuruliak; paternal grandfather, Ray Brown. Funeral service was held April 3rd at the Parrsboro Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in St. George’s Cemetery, Parrsboro. Memorial donations may be made to Kids Help Phone. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

STEWART, HAZEL E. – 75, of Parrsboro passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at home. Born in Five Islands, she was a daughter of the late George and Laura (Corbett) Stewart. She is survived by a daughter, Linda Neves (Terry), Parrsboro; grandsons, Aubrey (Laurie), Amherst; Terry (Victoria), Parrsboro; great grandchildren, Alexis and Chayse. She was predeceased by sisters, Eva, Barbara and Marie; brothers, Angus and Herbert. Funeral service was held April 3, 2011 in Hi-way Pentecostal Church, Parrsboro, Pastor Henry DeVito officiating. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com 

MORRISSEY, ENID J. “Enie” - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Enid “Enie” Morrissey on Friday, April 1, 2011 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan while surrounded by her loving family. Born in Parrsboro, she was the daughter of the late Burton & Josephine (Sweet) Smith. She will be sadly missed by her husband of 27 years, Robert “Buck” Buckoski; her two sons, Michael (Susan), John (Fay); four daughters, Shelley (Rod Harrison), Marlene (Frank Russell), Ann (Ed Kokojejko), Joan (Jeff Doyle); daughter-in-law, Joanne; four stepsons, Daryl (Debbie), Wally and Donny Buckoski, Tom Dow (Deanna); sisters, Ollie Baltzer, Oromocto; Gertrude Pettigrew, Maynard, Mass.; brother, Charles Smith (Carol), Marlboro, Mass.; grandchildren, Michael, Paige, David, Jimmy, Jonah, Jasmine, Krista, Kelsey, Karlee, Jayde, Brandon, Hanna, Morgan, Jaryd, Madison; great grandchildren, Leona and Halee; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Mike in 1982; her son, James in 2009; sisters, Ellie, Freda, Thora, Frances, Etta, Angela; brothers, Victor, Edward and Burton. A private graveside committal service will be held in St. Brigid’s Cemetery, Parrsboro. Enie’s family and friends gathered in the vestry of Parrsboro Baptist Church on April 4, 2011 to celebrate her life. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

PATRIQUIN, Margaret Elizabeth – 88, Truro, passed away Friday, April 1, 2011 in her home at Wynn Park Villa, Truro. Born in East Wallace, she was a daughter of the late William and Winnifred (Jenks) Smith. Margaret taught school in Cumberland County. She is survived by sons, Charles (Linda), Onslow Mtn., Barry (Lorraine), Truro, Lee (Susan), Tatamagouche, Lynn (Charlotte), Truro; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, LeRoy Patriquin; brothers, Chesley, Lawson, Percy and Gordon; sister, Muriel Allen. Memorial service was held Wednesday, April 6 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, Rev. Dan Gunn officiating. A reception followed in the funeral home. Burial in Eagle Hill Cemetery, Westchester at a later date. On-line condolences, donations and web-casting is available at: www.colchestercommunity.com 

ASTLES, Georgina – 69, Upper Onslow, passed away at home after a long illness on April 4, 2011, surrounded by family. Born in Port Daniel, Quebec, she was a daughter of the late Chester and Olive Hottot. Georgina will be dearly missed by her beloved husband of 47 years, Raymond; treasured sons, David and Stephen (Kim); adored grandchildren, Tasha, Jason and Leah; sister, Edith Tarrant (Norm), and Beulah Benwell (Richard); brother, John Hottot; nieces, Julie Tomlinson (Scott) and Rachel Benwell, nephews, Dean Tarrant (Dawn) and Chris Benwell; great-niece Emily-Ann Tarrant and great-nephews, Kyle Tarrant and Jesse Tomlinson. Funeral service was held April 6 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, Pastor Ken Fillmore officiating. Interment will be at a later date. Family flowers only. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

STRONG, S. MORTON – 84, of Spencer’s Island, and formerly of New Glasgow passed away Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Advocate Harbour, he was a son of the late Garfield and Georgie (Bradford) Strong. He was a retired police officer with more than 20 years service, retiring from the Trenton Police Department in 1990. He is survived by a daughter, Beverley Duguay (Hillary Young), New Canaan; a son, Stanley, Parrsboro; step-sons, Wayne Morris (Rita), Bible Hill; Gary Morris (Grace), Advocate Harbour; Dale Morris (Barb), New Prospect; sisters, Blanche MacAloney, Hundred Mile House, B.C.; Ardis Bennett, Williams Lake, B.C.; a brother, Henry (Ann), Lower Sackville; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Annie; sons, Gordon, Eric; step-son, Durrell; a sister, Flora Lamb; brothers, Fred, Leslie and Austin in infancy. Funeral service was held April 14, 2011 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Donald Hirtle and Rev. Wayne Morris officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com 

LOGAN, Bernice Florence – 75, Truro, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2011 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late, James Noonan and step-mother, Agnes (Travis). She is survived by husband, Richard; sons, Paul (Susan), Lawrencetown, Christopher (Vicki), Lower Sackville; daughter, Lisa (Laurie) Jennings, Debert; seven grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Joan. Cremation has taken place. No visitation or funeral service by request. Donations may be made to Colchester Regional Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

RICHARDS, Burton Dexter - 78, Bible Hill and formerly of Onslow Mountain passed away peacefully April 13, 2011 surrounded by his loving family in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Kemptown, he was a son of the late Robert and Laura (Hingley) Richards. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Pauline; children, Wendy (Allan) Isenor, Truro, Debbie Leslie, Truro, Joanne (Douglas) Boyd, Bedford, Janice Richards, Halifax, Dale (Jane) Richards, Truro, Paul (Paula) Richards, Truro, Tony (Michelle) Richards, Onslow Mountain; grandchildren, Matthew and Amanda, Colin and Connor, Tyrone and Tyler, Julie and Dane, Rayleigh; great-grandchildren, Tyrone, Kaelyn and Niara; sisters, June (Harold) MacDonald, Thorburn, Jenine (Lloyd) Bryden, Kamloops, B.C.; brother, Floyd (Olga) Richards, Wetaskiwin, Alta.; sister-in-law, Jean Richards, Red Deer, Alta; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Curtis Richards; stepfather, John Matheson. Funeral service was held April 16 with a Masonic Lodge Tribute Service in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Stewiacke East. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

MacLEAN, Thomas C. - 62, Glenholme, passed away suddenly on April 15, 2011, while vacationing in Cuba. For over thirty years, Tom worked in the advertising field, starting with the Truro Daily News, moving on to the Weekly Record and then spending the remainder of his career with Advocate Printing and Publishing, Pictou. There he wore several hats: salesman, publisher, and by times, bulldog. In 2010 he started on part-time basis with the Shoreline Journal. Throughout his career, Tom was known as being fiercely loyal to his customer. During this time, he was also active in ACNA during which he was president for two years. Tom’s easy smile and quick one-liners will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Over the years, Tom volunteered his time to Debert Minor Hockey, where he spent many hours encouraging the local kids, his son included, to enjoy the sport. He rarely missed a game of Little League or Soccer, if one of his children was involved. In more recent years, Tom was known for his “loud pipes” and could be found on any given sunny day cruising on his orange bike. Tom leaves behind his loving family, wife, Leslie (Aston); daughter, Megan (Bryan), Truro; son Ryan (Mallory), Calgary; daughter, Casey (Alex), Truro; cherished grandson, Hunter. Also left to mourn are his siblings, Richard MacLean (Leona), Truro; Harold MacLean (Glenda), Heather Crate (Dennis), Kelowna; Marcel Marcotte (Reta), Truro. Tom was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Ethel Marcotte; infant sister, Sonya. A celebration of Tom’s life was held at the Truro Fire Hall on Thursday, April 21, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting the “Guest Book” at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

DEWOLFE, Bonna L. – 87, of Truro, and formerly of Parrsboro passed away Friday, April 15, 2011 at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Eldon and Hattie (Field) DeWolfe. She is survived by a brother, Ronald, Halifax; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Ferne Knowlton. A graveside service was held April 21 at the Parrsboro United Cemetery, Rev. Keith Selwyn-Smith officiating. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

JEFFERS, E. Elenor – 85, of Parrsboro passed away Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Sussex Health Centre. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late George and Fauline (Yorke) Clarke. She was employed with Canada Post in Parrsboro for many years. She is survived by a daughter Debbie Furrow (Larry), Woodstock; a son, Douglas (Jackie), Sussex; a brother, Hugh (June Campbell), Parrsboro; grandchildren, Tony, Paula, Amy, Billy, Karen, Amy, Andrea; great grandchildren, Sarah, Hailey, Zoe, Kale, Larissa and Samantha; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Roland in 1987; a son, Billy; brothers, John “Sonny”, George, Paul, Roy “Red”. Funeral service was held April 19, 2011, Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

HIGGINS, Victor Solomon – 64, Debert, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on April 17, 2011 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Folly Mountain, he was a son of the late Austin and Rosella (McMillan) Higgins. Victor worked as a truck driver, auto body technician and painter. He is survived by his soul-mate, Angie; daughter, Tina Higgins, Prince George, B.C.; sons, Victor and Timmy, both of B.C., Torry, Halifax; sisters, Georgina, Inez, June, Susan, Betty, Patsy, Anna, Karen; brothers, Ross, Douglas, Gerald; three grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Pollyanna; brother, Murray. No visitation by request. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held April 21 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. Donations in his memory may be made to the SPCA .Condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com
 


 

April 2011

 

Bingley-George, “Doreen” (Corkum) – 79, Truro, passed away Sunday, February 20, 2011 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Port Bickerton, she was the daughter of the late Vernon and Doris (Kaiser) Corkum. She is survived by the love of her life, Barry George; daughters, Bernice Pye, Fisherman’s Harbour; Chantel (Chris) Cameron, Grande Prairie, AB; sons, Vernon (Arlene), Martin (Rose), both of Fisherman’s Harbour; Bruce (Carolyn), Rollie (Diane), both of Port Bickerton; Francis (Loretta), Grande Prairie, AB; Wilkie, Stellarton; step-sons, Jason (Crystle) George, Yarmouth; Gordon (Dale), Ontario; Al (Allison), Debert; Barret, Fisherman’s Harbour; sister, Connie (Clem) Renauld, Oshawa, ON; 16 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Doreen was predeceased by her first husband, Carl Bingley and two sisters in infancy. A memorial service was held February 24, in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating. Interment at a later date in Fisherman’s Harbour, Guysborough County. Condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

SNOWDON, Nellie M. – 88, of Willow Street, Parrsboro passed away Sunday, February 20, 2011 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Maxwell and Elsie (Hatfield) Clarke. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Kenneth; a sister, Aileen Wiita, Parrsboro; several nieces and nephews. She was employed with General Electric in Barrie, Ont. for many years. Nellie enjoyed travelling the world, spending 33 winters in Florida. She was predeceased by a sister, Mary Guthreau; brothers, John and Edson. Funeral service was held February 24, 2011 in St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro with Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial in St. George’s Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WENHAM, Dorothy Rose (Boothby) – 89, Masstown passed away February 23, 2011 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Horley, Surrey County, England, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Maude Boothby. She is survived by daughters, Margaret Anne (Trevor) Page, Ashford, Kent Co. England; Rosemary (Frank Redmond) Meredith, Truro; sons, Roger, Tankerton, Kent Co., England; Terry (Dianne), Bass River; Richard (Marilyn Whitewood), Masstown; Cyril (Barbara) Kingsnorth, St. Cleer, Cornwall, England; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, William; son Mervin in infancy; sisters, Mary, Joyce, Peggy, Betty, Joan, Nancy; brothers, Bill, George, Joey; daughter-in-law, Sue Wenham. A memorial service was held Tuesday, March 1, 2011 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Donald MacQueen officiating. Spring interment in Masstown Cemetery. On-line condolences at www.colchestercommunity.com

FILLMORE, Wayne L. – 59, of Advocate Harbour passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Advocate Harbour, he was a son of Marion (Grant) Fillmore, Advocate Harbour and the late Douglas Fillmore. Wayne was a graduate of NSCC (Dartmouth Campus). He is survived by his brothers, Arden (Dianne), Elmsdale; William (Monette), Moncton; nieces, Tina Bevis (Chris), Timberlea; Michelle Bohaychuk (Kevin), Halifax; nephews, Clifford Fillmore (Twilah), Moncton; Scott Fillmore (Monique), Sussex; aunts, Doris Whidden, Truro; Della Greeno, Lorneville; uncle, William Grant, Advocate Harbour; numerous cousins. Besides his father, he was predeceased by a niece, Colleen Fillmore. There was no funeral service at Wayne’s request. A spring graveside committal service will be announced for a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MCCULLY, Gerald R. – 81, of Parrsboro passed away Sunday, March 6, 2011 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Port Greville, he was a son of the late Robert and Emily (Corbin) McCully. He is survived by sons, Grant (Lynn), Gravenhurst, Ont.; Edward (Anne), Charles (Ruth), all of Parrsboro; a sister, Madeleine McNeil, Dartmouth; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Irene; a sister, Jessie; brothers, Lloyd, Kenneth, Hector, Archie. Funeral service was held March 9, 2011 at Grace United Church, Port Greville, Rev. Keith Selwyn-Smith officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com
McNUTT, Norma Geraldine - Bible Hill, passed away peacefully, Saturday, March 6, 2011, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Truro, March 10, 1940, she was a daughter of Margaret (Cavanaugh) McNutt, Debert, and the late Blair McNutt. Along with her mother, Norma is survived by her son, Scott (Cindy), Debert; daughter, Heather Dyson, Georgetown Ontario; grandsons, Brandon and Chris; brothers, Glenn, Debert; Dale, Great Village; nephews, Kelly, Perry and Cory McNutt. Along with her father, Norma was predeceased by her sister-in-law, Emily McNutt. Funeral service was held Thursday, March 10, 2011, in Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Cory Somers officiated. Interment take place at a later date in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BURNS, Helen “Rose” (Winters), 90 – Bass River, passed away peacefully, March 8th, 2011 in Debert Court, Debert. Born in Parrsboro, Rose was the daughter of the late Lorne and Annie (Probert) Winters. Rose worked many years as Postmistress of the Bass River Post Office. She was also well known for her poetry, many of which have been published. She is survived by nieces and nephews. Rose was predeceased by her husband, Carl Wesley Burns; sister, Margaret Cone. Funeral service was held March 11, 2011in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Interment will take place in the spring in Riverside United Church Cemetery, Bass River. On-line condolences may be made to: www.colchestercommunity.com

SWAN, G. Ian - Husband, Father and Friend passed away unexpectedly in Colchester Regional Hospital on Friday, March 11 2011 after 76 full and active years. Born in Debert, he was the third son of Albert and Letitia (McGill) Swan. Early schooling took place in Upper Belmont. He attended Colchester County Academy and graduated from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College Advanced Farm Class in 1953. He worked for the NS Department of Agriculture, Soils and Crops Branch for 35 years and the NS Crop Insurance Commission for five years. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Linda; sons, Phillip(Vancouver) and Michael(Toronto)Also survived by older brother Basil, Truro; younger brother Paul, Folly Lake; sister-in-law, Julie Warner-Fairbairn and husband Peter (Ireland). He was predeceased by his parents, sister Enid and eldest brother Calvin. At Ian's request, there will be no funeral; cremation has taken place. On-line condolences and donations may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

YORKE, Kenneth "Wayne" DLM – 61, West Bay, Richmond Co.; It is with deepest regrets that we announce the passing of Husband, Father and Papa, Kenneth "Wayne" Yorke, DLM on Friday, March 11, 2011 at his home in West Bay, Cape Breton. Born in New Glasgow, June 18, 1949 to the late Kenneth and Doris (Phinney) Yorke, he was raised in Five Islands, Col. Co., a place that always called him home.


Wayne was an Instructor at Commercial Safety College, a Boy Scout Leader and an Automotive Mechanic. All the "hats" he wore helped prepare him for his calling as a Lay Pastoral Minister. Wayne was the United Church Minister for West Bay Pastoral Charge. Prior to West Bay, Wayne had entered the ministry and achieved is DLM designation in Maitland, Hants County, where he served for several years. He was a member of W. D. Lawrence Masonic Lodge 101, Maitland, Hants Co. and Associate Patron, Starlight Chapter 66, O.E.S., Port Hawkesbury. Wayne is survived by his Loving Wife of 43 years, Elva (MacKinnon); His Pride and Joy, daughters, Anita and Michell (Ronnie) and "Papa’s Girls", Alyssa (Joe), Alla, Keiana and Mallori; brothers, Greg (Anne-Marie), Vincent (Shirley) and David (Linda) all of Five Islands; Daniel (Cindy), Bass River; sisters, Natalie (Bill), Economy and Betty (Dennis) Truro; as well as numerous nieces and nephews that he loved to spend time with. A celebration of Wayne’s life was held in West Bay United Church, on March 16 with Rev. Donna Tourneur officiating. His remains were transferred to Peniel United Church, Five Islands, from where a funeral service was held Friday, March 18, with Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial in the United Church Cemetery, Five Islands. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com

MORGAN (Smith), Marguerite Evelyn - a resident of William’s Country Home, Hilden, formerly of Brookfield, passed away peacefully on March 15th. Marguerite was a retired teacher of 35 years. Born in 1915 in her beloved hometown of Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late Mr. E.E and Flora Smith. She is the last surviving member of her family. She was predeceased by husband Lloyd B. in 1991; sisters Mary and Ruby; brother Elver. Marguerite graduated from N.S. Teachers College and began teaching in Glace Bay (New Aberdeen) and after marriage to her husband Lloyd in 1946 moved to Bible and became the Matron at the Orange Lodge Protestant Orphanage in Bible Hill until accepting a teaching position at East Court Road School. Marguerite then went on to teach in Debert, Masstown and retired while at Brookfield Junior High. Marguerite is survived by sons Lloyd (Joan), Port Hawkesbury, NS; Earle ( Heloise ), Brookfield / Middle Cape; grandsons Blaine ( Tracy ), Airdrie, Alberta; Kyle ( Megan ), Fort Worth, Texas; great-granddaughter Caelyn ( Blaine & Tracy ); special ‘ daughter Natalie Cooper with whom Mom shared a special bond; ‘ special ‘ son #3 ‘ Walter Law; sister-in-law Mary Smith, Glace Bay. A private graveside service will be held at a later date in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Green, Roy Gerald - 65, Central Onslow passed away suddenly on March 17, 2011 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro with his loving wife and daughter by his side. Born in Truro, he was a son of Pearl (Cameron) Green of Central Onslow and the late Lawson Green. Roy is survived by his wife Karen (McCully); only daughter, Tamara (Wayne) Teed, Debert; grandchildren, Blaine Green and Charlie Paige Teed; brothers, Lawson Jr. “Sonny”, Central Onslow, Carl, Masstown; sister, Diane (John) Fisher, Central Onslow; several nieces and nephews. Besides his father, he was predeceased by an infant sister, Ruth Frances. A memorial service was held March 22 at 2 pm in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Natalie Buchanan-Rutherford officiating. Interment at a later date. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

SMITH, Sarah Hobart (Sally) of Truro died on her 95th birthday, Saturday, March 26 at Shannex Cedarstone Enhanced Care Facility, Truro, after a lengthy illness. Born in Truro in 1916, she was the daughter of Charles Adams and Ruby McDougall Archibald. She was educated at Willow Street School, and Colchester County Academy. After finishing high school, Sally attended Success Business College in Truro. Upon graduation, she secured employment as legal secretary to a young lawyer, G. I. (Ike) Smith at the then new law firm of Patterson, Smith in Truro. Ike Smith became the love of her life and the two were married at First United Church, Truro in 1938. Sally kept up the home front while Ike served overseas with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders throughout World War II. Later she assumed the lead role in raising their three children while Ike served in the Nova Scotia Legislature as MLA for Colchester County. Sally was Ike’s right hand during his time as Cabinet Minister and Premier of Nova Scotia, and later Senator. She is survived by her three children Rob (Doralee), Waverley; Alison (Alan MacLean), and George, both of Truro; grandchildren Andy MacLean, Halifax, Sarah (Aaron) Emery, Toronto, and Isaac Smith, Waverley. Also surviving are her nieces Mary Bentley, Lower Sackville, Sharon Smith, Truro, nephew Joel Archibald of Bridgewater area, and grandnieces and grandnephews. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service was held in First United Church, Truro on March 29 with Rev. Judith Perry officiating. Interment at Robie Street Cemetery, Truro. Condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

COOK, Greta Mae – 74, Truro, formerly of Great Village, passed away suddenly, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, March 25, 2011, at Colchester Regional Hospital, Born November 30, 1936, in Pleasant Hills, Colchester County, she was the daughter of the late James and Jennie (Kennie) Welton. Greta is survived by her children, Maureen Ralph (Kelly Blair), Truro; George Cook (Patty Nicholson), Hilden; John Cook, Belmont; grandson, Bob (Tracey) Mattix, Debert; brother, Ralph Welton, Economy; sister-in-law, Ada Welton, Economy. She will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren, niece and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, George Alfred Cook; son, Bob Mattix; brother, Donald Welton; sister-in-law, Sandy Welton. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where a private family was held. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com
 


 

March 2011

 

GEORGE, Frank Laurie - 69, Great Village, passed away at home with his wife, Pauline at his side on Wednesday, January 19, 2011. Frank was born at home in Folly Lake and was the son of the late Laurie and Dorothy George. Frank worked for Lafarge for over 40 years. He is survived by his wife, Pauline; daughter, Sandra (Robert), Hubley; son, Wade (Gloria), Little Dyke; granddaughter, Ashley; siblings, Betty (Rollie) Durning, Marie (Sonny) Chapman, Jack George, Joan (David) Dorion, Judy Lattie, Arlene Rushton, Dan George, Mary Moore, Ronald (Sharon) George, Harold George. He was predeceased by siblings, Glennie George, Gerald George, Llewlyn George. Interment will be held at a later date in the Folly Mountain Cemetery, Folly Mountain. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

VENNER, Joanne Elizabeth (MacDonald) – Died January 23, 2011 in Truro. Born November 12, 1942 in Advocate and raised in Joggins by loving parents, Joanne was the first in her family to attend university, receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Allison University in 1964. Summer work took her to Jasper Park Lodge where she met her future husband Michael Venner. In 1993 she and her husband, a trustee in bankruptcy, moved back to Nova Scotia where they set up Venner and Associates. Joanne is survived by her daughters Ellen Venner-Hiltz (Dr. Gregory Hiltz) and Megan Venner (WO Scott Beeston), by beloved grandchildren Carter, Madeline, Griffin and Broden Hiltz; and Samantha, Isaac and Eric Beeston. She is also survived by her birth mother, Beth McGillis (Hicks); half-siblings Jack McGillis and Karen Moscaluck. She was predeceased by her husband of 38 years Michael Venner, her parents Irving and Dorothy MacDonald and her in-laws Albert and Marjorie Venner. A memorial service was held at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Truro on January 29, with Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

TUPPER, Charles L. – 86, Parrsboro passed away Sunday, January 23, 2011 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Nathan F. Tupper and the late Vanessa (Berry) (Tupper) Canning. During the second world war, Charles served with the Merchant Marine and the Royal Canadian Navy. Following the war, he was a marine engineer working on tugboats in the arctic for several years. He later was employed with the Dept. of National Defense in Debert until his retirement. He is survived by daughters, Linda Taggart, Parrsboro; Marie Parker (Lloyd), Halifax; Ann Marie Tupper (Ron Ellis), Parrsboro; a grandson, Charles Parker (Shawna), Edmonton; a great granddaughter, Hannah Parker, Edmonton; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Anna Olsen; a brother, Nathan. Funeral service was held January 25, 2011 at St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

GILBERT, A. Mary – 90, New Canaan, Cumberland Co. passed away Monday, January 24, 2011 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Mary was born in England and arrived in Canada in 1946 as a war bride. She is survived by her husband, Cedric; sons, Jeffrey (Jan), Ottawa; Allan (Merle), Ottawa; Brian (Celeste), Lower Sackville; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Olive and Frances. Funeral service was held January 28, 2011, Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial in St. George’s Anglican Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

PORTER, Helen Elliott (Atkinson), 75, Fort Belcher, passed away at home on Saturday, January 29, 2011 after a lengthy illness, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Jacquet River, N.B. on June 29, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Earle and Ella (Watt) Atkinson. Helen graduated from Colchester County Academy in 1953 and from Eastman Dental Clinic, Rochester, N.Y. in 1955. Helen is survived by her husband of 55 years, Donald; daughters, Beth (Terry) MacMichael, Debert, Patti (Kevin) Budd, Woodstock, N.B., Susan (Bob) Derosier, Exeter, New Hampshire; sons, George (Barbara), Fredericton, N.B.; Alan (Jennifer), Fort Belcher; twenty-two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brother, Frank (Florence) Atkinson; in-laws, Frances Pash, Dawn Porter, Joyce and Don Goodspeed; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Jean (Clifford) Allen and members of her husband’s family, Ernest Pash, Dorothy and Glen Rice, Arthur Porter, John and Vivian Porter. At her request there will be no formal service following her cremation. A celebration of Helen’s life will be held at a later date. On-line condolences may be made to: www.colchestercommunity.com

FAULKNER, Edward A. “Red” – 70, of Amherst passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2011 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Lethbridge, Alta., he was the son of the late Alfred and Leona “Fern” (McNeely) Faulkner. He enrolled in the RCAF as a Recreation and Physical Education specialist serving for 11 years. Red later returned to Nova Scotia where he farmed in the Parrsboro area for a short time, before being employed by the Town of Amherst for 30 years as the Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services Director, retiring in 2002. He is survived by his sons, Craig (Karen), Ft. Smith, NWT; Steve (Kim), Rankin Inlet, Nunavut; grandchildren, Morgan, Iziah, Jenna, Connor and Parker; a sister, Arlene Williams, Cranbrook, B.C. He was predeceased by his wife, Brenda (Brown) Faulkner in July of 2010. Funeral service was held on February 5, 2011 at Trinity United Church, Parrsboro, Keith Selwyn-Smith, D.M. officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

DEWITT, Ruth H. – 79, Little Forks, Cumberland Co. passed away peacefully on Friday, February 4, 2011 at All Saints Hospital, Springhill surrounded by her loving family. Born in Lakelands, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Marie (McAloney) Henwood. She is survived by her children, Allen (Betty Ann), Parrsboro; Charlotte Smith (Bill), Shubenacadie; Arthur (Darlene Rogers), Amherst; Paul (Lisa), Dartmouth; grandchildren; Noah, Allana, Jason, Cory, Joshua, Blake, Christopher; great granddaughter, Chloe; a sister, Sonya Logan (Robert), Tilisonburg, Ont.; special friend, Ron Ernst; aunt, Mary Canning, Parrsboro; several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral service by request. A private family burial will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

KYLE, William B. – 83, Lakelands, Cumb. Co. slipped away quietly on February 5, 2011 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan, surrounded by those he loved. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Bertie and Reta (Morse) Kyle. He became a mill sawyer and millwright, working at different mills and at Hanna Farms for 64 years. He was a member of Trinity United Church and Minas Lodge No. 67 in Parrsboro. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by sisters, Josephine, Martina, Dorothy and Shirley; twin brothers, Lee and Binney. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marion (Hanna) Kyle; daughters, Jocelyn MacDonald (Ian), Dartmouth; Janet Brown (Dana), Lakelands; a son, William (Lori), Lakelands; granddaughter, Katharine MacDonald, Dartmouth; brother-in-law, Lawrence Hanna (Peggy), Lakelands; special cousin, Paul Morse, Parrsboro; several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service and his ashes will be placed beside his mother in the Parrsboro United Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

ANDERSON, Martin Joseph - It is with praise and with great thankfulness for his life that we, his family, announce that Martin Joseph Anderson went to be with the Lord on February 6, 2011. Martin was born in Truro, the only child of the late Esther Elizabeth Anderson, on August 5, 1924. Martin was predeceased by his first wife, Gladys Jean Maloney. He is survived by his second wife, Catherine Margaret Funge, to whom he was married for over thirty years; His son, Ken and daughter-in-law, Karen; daughter, Lori and son-in-law, Ken Pavey; his grandchildren, Tom and Samantha Anderson , Katelyn, Stephanie and Nick Pavey. Funeral service was held Thursday, February 10, 2011, at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Truro, Father Ronald Cairns officiated. Burial will be held at later date in Bible Hill Cemetery, Bible Hill. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

McGEE, Kenneth Maurice “Ken”, 62, East Village, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday evening, February 7, 2011, at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born August 2, 1948, in Tracy, New Brunswick, he was a son of John McGee (Mabel Zinck), River John, and the late Rayleen (Betts) McGee. He was a well known auctioneer and had a great love for antiques, horses and 4-H, for which he was a leader. Along with his father, John, and his wife, Mabel, Ken is survived by his wife, Randi; daughter, Dianna (Victor) McKenzie, Debert; son, Jonathan (Sabrina) McGee, Crowes Mills; step-daughter, Helen (Tim) Hudson, Calgary; step-son, Paul Damgaard, Saskatchewan; grandchildren, Alex Hudson, Andrew McGee, Brayden McGee, Danica McGee, Spencer McGee, Anabelle McGee; sister, Theda (Carmen) Davidson, Tatamagouche; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held February 12, 2011, in Faith Baptist Church, 38 Station Road, Great Village, Pastor Steve Adams officiated. Spring interment in Wentworth Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WEBB, James Ebben “Jimmie”, 90, Parrsboro, and formerly of Economy, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 7, 2011, in the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born and raised in Lower Five Islands, he was a son of the late Stewart and Carrie (Webb) Webb. He was a veteran of the 2nd World War serving with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteers Reserve. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by son, Larry (Beth), Lower Five Islands; daughters, Karen (Robert) Bonello, Aurora, ON; Connie (Dave) Turnbull, Grafton, ON; grandchildren, Heather, Stephen (Katie), Robert (Janet), Brian (Allison), Ryan, Andrea (Jay), Jeffrey; great grandchildren, Avery, Fiona, Luke, Jessie, Emily, Daniel. He was predeceased by his wife the former Roberta Irene Elliott; daughter, Doris in infancy; son, James in infancy; 2 sisters in infancy; brothers, Owen, Israel, Wyllie, Minas, Leo, Meart, Norman, Elonzo. Funeral service was held February 12, in Economy United Church, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

HUNTLEY, Beulah Susan, 72, Bass River, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 in the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Dean, she was the daughter of the late William and Myra (Hamilton) Dean. Beulah is survived by her husband of 48 years, Arthur; brother, Newton (Joyce) Dean, Cranbrook, BC; sister-in-law, Geneva Dean, Brookfield; nieces, Linda (Fred) Morash, Bible Hill; Jane Fletcher, Victoria, BC; Avis (David) Brown, Toronto, ON; nephews, Roger (Sherry) Feener, Enfield; Terry Dean and Keith (Gail) Dean, both of Cranbrook, BC; great nieces Carol, Janet and Nola; great nephews Michael D., Troy, James, Nicholas, Michael B. and Danny; great great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sister Viola; brothers Wesley and Bruce. Funeral service was held February 11, 2011 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, with Rev. Kenneth Banks officiating. Interment in the spring in the Bass River Baptist Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

CHAPMAN, Clara Isabell – 90, Truro, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on February 8, 2011 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, N.S. Born in Belmont, April 11, 1920, she was the last surviving member of her immediate family and was the daughter of the late Wesley and Myrtle (Teed) Weatherbee, and step-mother, Emily Whippe. She is survived by daughters, Ellen Smith, Bracebridge, On., Gayle (Doug) McClaren, Crowes Mills, Donna (Gerald) Rushton, and Debbie Chapman, both of Truro; son, Daniel, Truro; grandchildren, Danette (Laurie), Dale (Verna), Juanita (Bud), Krista (Kevin), Adrian, Twyla, Wade (Patti), Brad (Candice), Shayne (Amy), Shylo, Margaret Ellen, Jerry (Wendy); many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by husbands, Jack Cooling and John Chapman; daughter, Beverly Axiaq; son, Gerald “Jud” Cooling; sisters, Jean Staples, Ethel McClary; brothers, Willard in infancy, Clifford, Earl, Bert. No visitation or service by her request. On-line condolences may be made to: www.colchestercommunity.com

AYER, Gretchen Gwendolyn (Jones) formerly of Upper Onslow, NS, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on February 8th, 2011 at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro, NS. Born in Sackville, NB on May 20, 1925, she was the daughter of the Late Harry and Mabel (Hicks) Jones. Gretchen spent a short time being secretary for the Onslow United Church, where she was also a member. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family having been predeceased by her parents, her husband Frank Baird Ayer and her sisters, Marie (Larry) Trainor and Phyllis (Len) Turnbull. She is survived by her children: Frank Prescott Ayer(Lenora Steele),Truro, NS, Heather (Harold) Perro, George's River, NS, Jane (David) Armsworthy, Brookfield, NS and Jill (Donnie) MacMullen, Sydney, NS; her grandchildren, Karla, Chris and Doug Armsworthy, Katie Perro, Robyn and Michael MacMullen, step-grandchildren, Darryl, Dale and Kathleen Steele; several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law Dorothy Ayer, Edmonton, Alberta and brother-in-law, Robert Duncan, Cornwall, Ontario. A memorial service to celebrate Gretchen's life, was held on February 12th with Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. Cremation has already taken place. Interment will take place at a later date at the Four Corners Cemetery, Middle Sackville, NB. On-line condolences may be made to: www.colchestercommunity.com

DAVIS, Raymond Alder – 92, Debert, passed away on February 10, 2011 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born on February 2, 1919 in Leicester, Cumberland County, he was a son of the late John Jefferson Davis and Alice Mae (Coates) Davis. Raymond started his working life in the logging industry in northern and eastern Nova Scotia. In 1952 he and his family moved to a farm in East Mines, where he continued to farm until 1973. During this time he also worked with the Department of Highways and Raynor Construction. He retired from D.O.H. in 1984. He was a founding member of the Debert Volunteer Fire Brigade. Raymond was predeceased by his first wife, Emma, infant son James and brother Albert of Amherst. He is survived by his wife, Jean (Winters); daughter Elizabeth (Bruce) Macdonald, Conquerall Mills; sons William and Robert (Gwen), East Mines; step-children Stanley (Ruth) Thompson, Fenwick and Helen (Gerald Bishop) Young, New Minas. A real family man, he dearly loved his 13 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held February 13th at the Debert Baptist Church. Interment at the Middle Road Cemetery in Debert at a later date. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

SPENCER, Beulah Iona, 79, The Mira Long Term Care Centre, formerly of Portapique, passed away peacefully, with her loving family at her side February 10, 2011, at the home. Born April 8, 1931 in Spencer’s Island, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Edna (Spicer) McLellan. Beulah was a life-time member of Bass River Baptist Church. Beulah is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Willard Fletcher Spencer, Portapique; daughter, Rose (Leon) Moore, Truro; son, Aubrey (Helen) Spencer, Fernie, British Columbia; grandchildren, Tammy Moore, Tracy (Moore) Campbell, all of Truro; Amanda Spencer and Charles (Crystal) Spencer, British Columbia; great grandchildren, Jordan, Sheridan, Sarah, Damien, Ashlyn, Shayden, Rylen; brother, Lyndon (Annette) McLellan, Bass River; nieces, Kayla and Rachel McLellan. Funeral service was held February 12th at Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro with Reverend George Irving Luke, II officiating. Spring interment in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

FAULKNER, Guy Herbert, 90, Upper Economy, passed away February 13, 2011, in Colchester Regional Hospital. Born in Bass River, Colchester Co., he was the eldest son of William and Geneva (Fisher) Faulkner. Shortly before the outbreak of World War II Guy left high school and went to the Nova Scotia Hospital to train as a male nurse. From there he joined the Royal Canadian Navy in September 1940 as a Sick Bay Attendant. Guy was discharged from the navy in January 1946 and at that time enrolled at Dalhousie University in a program to finish high school, followed by a Bachelor of Science, including pre-dental requirements, and in 1953 graduated as a Doctor of Dental Surgery. He taught for several years at the Dalhousie Dental School as an Associate Professor, retiring at age 69. Guy is survived by daughter, Joice Faulkner; grandsons, Colin Rennie and Kevin Rennie; brother and sister-in-law, Leigh and Edna Faulkner; sisters-in-law, Jean Faulkner, Shirley Faulkner, and Betty Parker; brother and sister-in law, Bill and Alice Anderson; a number of cousins; and many nieces and nephews. Guy was predeceased by his wife, Jean Faulkner; brothers, Bertram, Edgar, Vincent, and Fred; sisters-in law, Ruthene Faulkner and Charlotte Faulkner; as well as brother-in-law, Richard Parker. A memorial service celebrating Guy’s life will be held later in the spring. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

DARTT, Lola Joan – The passing of Lola Dartt, 79 of Green Oaks occurred in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro on Thursday, February 17, 2011. Born in Green Oaks, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Dorothy (Franklin) Henderson. She is survived by daughter, Nanci Dartt, Debert; son, Tim (Debbie), Pleasant Valley; sister-in-law, Marilyn Henderson; several nieces and nephews. Lola was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Ralph Dartt, son, Dana; brothers, George (sister-in-law, Betty) and Reg. Special thanks to the Truro Dialysis Unit for their years of care and commitment. There will be no visitation or funeral service as requested by Lola. Interment will take place in Fisher Creek Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Nova Scotia or charity of choice. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com
 


 

February 2011

 

GRAHAM, Alfred Claire - 78, Great Village, passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2010, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, after a brief illness. Born and raised in Debert, he was a son of the late Alfred and Stella (Berry) Graham. Claire spent most of his adult life working in construction as a heavy equipment operator, over the Northern parts of Canada from one coast to the other. His last 20 years of work was with Gateway Materials in Kearney Lake, from where he retired in 1997. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and looking after his property. Claire is survived by his spouse of 37 years, Janet Ashe; brother, Clifford (Ruth) Graham, Great Village; sister, Jeanne (David) Large, Port Joli; two special nephews, Percy (Joy) Graham, Great Village; Stephen (Deanna) Graham, Truro, along with other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Vaughan; twin brother, Clarence (December 27, 2008). All are welcome to attend a graveside interment service that will be held at a later date in Main Road Cemetery, Debert. An announcement will be made later in the spring. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MOSHER, Donna E. - 55, of Boars Back Road, Cumberland Co. passed away Monday, December 27, 2010 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of Ernest and Verlie (Winters) Pettigrew, Harrison Settlement. She is survived by her husband, Cyril; a daughter, Renae, Advocate Harbour; grandchildren, Kylee, Maria and Reece; sisters, Millie Pettigrew, Stellarton; Rose MacAloney, Sherbrooke; a brother, Angus, Parrsboro; father-in-law, Harry Mosher, West Brook; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by daughters, Debbie Lynn and Donna Theresa in infancy. Funeral service was held Thursday, December 30 in Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro with Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the West Brook Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

STARRITT, Alfred Gerald - 84, Debert Court, Debert, formerly of Castlereigh, Colchester County, passed away peacefully Friday, December 31, 2010 at the home. Born December 31, 1926, in Castlereigh, he was a son of the late Stuart and Margaret (Grue) Starritt and was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Gerald spent most of his life on the family farm in Castlereigh. His love for his family, farming, tractors and horses was always evident. His warm smile and sparkling eyes touched the hearts of those around him and will be greatly missed. Along with his parents, Gerald was predeceased by his sister, Kathleen Delay; brother, Aubrey Starritt. Special thanks to all of Gerald’s “Debert Court Family” for their compassion, kindness and care. Funeral service was held Tuesday, January 4, 2011, in Riverside United Church, Highway 2, Bass River, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Spring interment in Riverside Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

KITCHEN, Frances, Truro, passed away peacefully on January 5, 2011 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Aberystwyth, Wales, she was a daughter of the late Charles B. and Gwendoline (James) McMullen. She is survived by daughter, Cynthia (John) Watts, Saint John, N.B.; son, Bruce (Sheila), Truro; grandchildren, Glynis and Jennifer Watts, both of Toronto, John and Alison Watts, both of Saint John, N.B., Heather Ettinger, Crowes Mills, David Kitchen, North River, Peter Kitchen, Halifax; eight great-grandchildren; nieces, Keltie (Allan) Bruce, Truro, Megan Girouard, Petite Riviere, Charles Munro, Vancouver. She was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Paul; daughter-in-law, Gwendolyn “Wendy”. There was no visitation by request. A memorial service was held on Monday, January 10th at 2:00 pm in First Baptist Church, 759 Prince Street, Truro with Rev. John Tonks officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

HINGLEY, Elizabeth Blanch - 87, Debert passed away at her home on January 6, 2011. Born in Riversdale, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Lillian (Rogers) Lynch. She was a member of the Good Neighbor’s Senior Club and the Debert United Church. She is survived by her daughter, Margaret (Dan) Ripley; sons, Edward (Darlene), Debert, Fred (Shirley), Edmonton, Alta.; grandchildren, Nadine (Kevin) Stanford, Riverview, NB, Ben Ripley and Daniel Ripley, both of Truro; great-grandchildren, Ethan and Megan Stanford; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, George; step-father, Fred Bee; sisters, Nettie, Annie; brothers, George, Jim, Eddie. Funeral service was held January 9th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Don MacQueen officiating. Spring interment in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com  A special thanks to the caring and quick response by the first responders of the Debert Fire Brigade and Parmedics.

BROWN, Doris K. – 79, of Parrsboro passed away Thursday, January 6, 2011 at home. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Percy and Frances (Patterson) Dunphy. She is survived by sons, Dana (Janet), Lakelands; Ben, Fox Lake, Alta.; daughter, Deborah, Moncton; sister, Shirley Breau, Havelock, N.B.; brother, Ronald (Sandra), Parrsboro; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Floyd; sisters, Dorothy, Sharon; a brother, Morley; as well, the late Capt. John and Harriet Taylor who were very close to her during her younger years. A graveside service will be held in St. George’s Anglican Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WATT, Norman “Douglas” (Doug), 92, Truro - passed away on January 7, 2011 at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Moncton, N.B. he was the son of the late George R. and Sarah (MacPhail) Watt. Educated in Saint John, N.B. he attended the Modern Business College in that city. He operated Major Adjustment Bureau Ltd. and had several insurance offices in central Nova Scotia. He is survived by daughter, Beverley (Royce) Boutilier, Truro; son, Sandy (Lynn), Onslow Mountain; grandchildren, Sue (Allan Cullen) Boutilier, Camden, Andrea Boutilier, Halifax, Joshua Watt, Onslow Mountain; nieces, Deborah Watt, Dawson Creek, B.C., Sarah Campbell (David Livingstone), Brookside, N.S., Catherine Mooney (Terry), Pouce Coupe, B.C.; nephews, John Hartshorn, Ontario, David Hartshorn, Dartmouth, N.S. He was predeceased by his wife, Norma M. (Hill); sisters, Pauline Hartshorn, Janet Watt; brother C.R. (Bob) Watt. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A memorial service was held on Saturday, January 15, 2011 with a Royal Canadian Legion Tribute Service at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Judith Perry officiating. On-line condolences may be made to: www.colchestercommunity.com

HEYSE, Annerose “Anne” - 60, Portapique, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family and friends, on Saturday, January 8, 2011, at home. Born April 9, 1950, in Germany, she was the daughter of the late Gerhardt and Irmgard Heyse. Born and raised in Germany, Anne came to Canada in 1996. She worked at Sun Peaks Hotel, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia and Roche Lake Resort, Kamloops, British Columbia and then with Earth Angels in Truro. An avid outdoorswoman, Anne loved fishing, hunting, bird watching and walks on the beach. She will be sadly missed by her many friends. A private service was held, followed by interment in Portapique Cemetery, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

REPETTO, Lloyd V. - 81, Parrsboro passed away Monday, January 10, 2011 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Stephen and Annie (Keddy) Repetto. Lloyd began his working career with S.E. O’Regan in Parrsboro as an apprentice mechanic. He later started the Crossroads Garage with his brother in law, Danny McPhee where he worked for 27 years. He is survived by a son, Johnson (Wendy), Parrsboro; a granddaughter, Bethany; a grandson, Cameron; three nieces, Gloria, Laura and Mary. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Jean McPhee in 2004; a sister, Mona; a brother, Gerald. Funeral service was held on January 13, 2011 at St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

ABBOTT, Robert Brooks – 84, Bass River. He was born on July 11, 1926 and passed away Thursday, January 13, 2011 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Bob worked most of his early career at Ontario Steam Lines and on returning to Nova Scotia he was employed by the Bass River Chair Factory. Bob was also a volunteer fire fighter with the Bass River Fire Dept. for over 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Helen (Gamble); stepchildren, Ronnie Patriquin, Brian Patriquin, Gayle (Gary) Vance, Terry (Sherry) Patriquin, Judy (Bill) MacLaughlin, Cindy Grue; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Elizabeth Downing, Barb (Bernie) Gill; brothers, Neil (Aldene) Taylor, Doug Taylor. He was predeceased by foster parents, Ida and Thompson Morrison and Jean and Archie Taylor. No visitation or flowers by request of the family. A memorial service was held on January 16th in Riverside United Church, Bass River with Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Donations in his memory may be made to the Bass River Fire Dept. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

McKAY, Donald James, 82, Lower Onslow, passed away peacefully with his wife Gwendolyn and son Jim by his side, January 14, 2011 in Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born at home in Lower Onslow, he was the youngest child of the late Donald and Florence (Twells) McKay. His father died when he was 5 years old leaving the farm to his young son Donald and oldest son, Bill. Donald belonged to and was leader of the Onslow-Belmont 4H Club for 11 years, and played hockey for the Onslow Wildcats. He and Gwen met while he was driving a milk truck for Ray Jennings when the 80 lb milk cans were still being used. He bought his brother’s share of the farm in August 1949. Donald was a charter member of the OBFB and was made a life member in 2000. As a volunteer he plowed the yard for the Fire Hall long before cabs had heaters on the farm tractors. He leaves to mourn his wife of 62 years, Gwendolyn (Leben), Masstown; daughter, Jean (Jim) Nordin, Grand Prairie, AB; sons Jim (Muriel), John (Hazel), both of Lower Onslow, Bryan Joe (Donna Lee), Kenora, ON; Jerry (Linda), Malagash; grandchildren, Dr. Jennifer McKay (Tom Shreve), Lower Onslow, Dr. Deanna (Derek) Field, Bible Hill, Tristan, Daylan McKay, Kenora, ON, Candice Nordin, Grand Prairie, AB, Joyce McKay, Oxford, Julie, Jeremy (Melissa) McKay, Edmonton, AB; great grandchildren, Alexander, Amy, Ty, Jay, Dylan, Noah, Lilly Ann, Keegan, Kayleigh, Jayden; several nieces and nephews; sister, Margaret MacLaren. He was predeceased by an infant son, Donald Jr., sisters and their husbands, Lizzie (George) Barnes, Mae (Carson) Baird; brother, Bill (Charlotte); brother-in-law, Bert MacLaren; nieces, Marie Baird, Patricia McKay; parents-in-law, Leo (Winnie) Leben; aunts and uncles. A Fire Brigade Tribute service and funeral were held January 19th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, with Rev. Natalie Buchanan-Rutherford officiating. Interment in the spring in Belmont Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made to: www.colchestercommunity.com

GIBBS, Gerald Stephen, 83, of Onslow Mountain, N.S., died peacefully in his sleep on January 15th, 2011, in the Magnolia Continuing Care Center in Enfield, Nova Scotia. He had been in failing health for the past year. Born in Truro, he was the son of Elspie and Geoff Gibbs. He is survived by his wife Barbara; sons, David (Donna), Porters Lake, N.S., Tony (Cheryl), Dartmouth, N.S.; daughters, Wendy (Barry), Guelph, Ontario, Sheila (Mark), Lindsay, Ontario; ten grandchildren; one great grandchild; sister, Irene, Newmarket, Ontario; brother, Owen, Saint John, N.B.; several nieces, nephews and their families. Gerry served for 26 years in the Navy. Funeral service was held January 20th, at the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Interment will take place in the spring. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

EISSES, Dorothy - 72, Truro Heights. The passing of Dorothy Eisses (vanEwyk) occurred at home on Saturday, January 15, 2011. Dorothy’s courage, grace and strength was an inspiration to many. Dorothy is survived by her husband, Bert Eisses; children, John (Shelley) Eisses, Tammi (Gerry) Boonstoppel; grandchildren, Mia, Anita, Taylor, Jessica, Spencer; brothers, Tom (Nellie), Cornelius (Lorna), Jacob, Jan (Beverly); sisters, Anne, Adrianna (Ernie) Jongkind, Connie (Alan) Barlow; Eisses-brothers-in-law, Marten (Johanna), John (Trudy), Henry (Janet), Jim (Ellen); sisters-in-law, Herma, Grayce (John) vanderPloeg, Cathy (Henk) Visser; brother-in-law, Clarence Alkema. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Laura; brother, John. Dorothy was born in Holland and immigrated to Canada in 1952. She lived in PEI until she met and married Bert Eisses 49 years ago. She had a passion for history, working with the Truro Historical Society and was always busy and up for learning something new, even computers. The family would like to acknowledge the amazing support of her sister-in-law, Ellen Eisses, and also express our deepest appreciation for everyone of you who supported Dorothy during her illness; thank you for caring. Celebration of dorothy's life was held Tuesday, January 18, 2011, in John Calvin Christian Reformed Church, 169 Glenwood Drive, Truro, Reverend Dan Brown officiated. Spring interment in Truro Heights Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BRYANTON, Jenna Louise – “mommy’s little bird” passed away January 17, 2011 at home. Born in Truro on September 6, 1995, she was the beloved daughter of her Mom, Pam Murchison, step-dad, Doug Robinson, her dad, Christopher Bryanton. She is also survived by sister, Jacklyn (Tim) Tompkins; nephews, Justin, Memphis; niece Jersey; grandmothers, Lorna Bowers and Dorine Bryanton; several aunts, uncles and cousins; also god-parents Pat and Donna Guilderson and Coline and Scott MacQuarrie. She especially loved her little cousins, Kenny, Will and Riley-Patricia. She was predeceased by her grandfathers, Ken “Pung” Bowers and Ingham Bryanton. She will be remembered by her many friends. A memorial service was held January 20th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Pastor Bill Martin officiating. Interment at a later date in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

ALLEN, Norma M. – 82, of Victoria Manor, Amherst, and formerly of East Fraserville passed away Monday, January 17, 2011 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Point Wolfe, N.B., she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Daisy (Simmons) Dickson. She is survived by sons, Dale Elliott (Sandra), Ellershouse; Raymond Elliott (Tina), Halifax; Mark Elliott, East Fraserville; stepdaughters, Carol Smith (James), Etobicoke; Doreen Lamb, Mississauga; brothers, Marvin (Ruby), Oshawa, Ont. and Melvin (Marion), Harvey, N.B.; 10 grandchildren; several great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence Allen in 1991; sisters, Barbara, Alice and Dora; brothers Clarence (Junior), Gerald, Howard, Walter and Rutherford. Funeral service will be held at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at a later date. Arrangement entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

COLLINS, Ross “Kieth Collins” – 73, of Wards Brook, passed away Friday, January 21, 2011 at home. Born on the Parrsborough Shore, he was a son of the late Alden and Jessie (Lewis) Collins. Ross served in the 2nd Canadian Guard, spent 25 years raising his family and working with horses in Okotoks, Alta. He returned to Parrsboro in 1982, where he operated the Deli for 25 years with his wife, Ohra. He was a founder of the Age of Sail Heritage Museum in Port Greville, where he served as president for many years. He is survived by his wife, the former Ohra Kelly; a daughter, Oralee O'Byrne (Jeff), Wharton; sons, Ross Jr., Port Greville; John (Lynn), Okotoks; grandsons, Kyle, Cory, Warren, Micheal, Richard, James and Andrew; sisters, Marion Lewis, Margaret O'Flaherety; brothers, George (Linda), Paul (Janice), Ken (Claudia) and extended family. He was predeceased by a daughter, Pamie; sisters, Patricia and Freda; brother, Murray. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Age of Sail Heritage Museum, Port Greville. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com
 


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KENNEDY, Athalie Marion Vere – 92, Halifax passed away peacefully in Northwood Center, Halifax on November 22, 2010. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Lorne and Merynie (Veneau) Kennedy. Her teaching career spanned over 35 years during which time she taught in Nova Scotia, Manitoba and Alberta. She is survived by her niece, Carol (Ron) Barkhouse; her nephew, David Fulton; great nieces and nephews, Bill (Reby), Blake (Cathy), April (Joachim), Jay (Danielle), Krista (Chad), Lisa (Reuban), Casey, Danielle, Mark, Leslie and eight great-great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Lorna and brother-in-law, Harlan Fulton. No service by request. Burial was held in Bass River Baptist Cemetery on November 26. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. On-line condolences may be sent to www.colchestercommunity.com

PHILLIPS, Kevin Bartlett Chester – The family of Kevin Phillips is saddened to announce his death on Friday, November 26, 2010 at home, age 55. Born in Amherst, he was a son of the late Rupert and Mary (Short) Phillips. Kevin trained as a machinist and was proud of his abilities in this field. He is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Price (Jason), Victoria, BC, her mother, Barb Rector, Edmonton, Alta; companion, Rozelle Morris, Parrsboro, their son, Anthony “Tony” Morris, Sackville, NB; sisters, Saundra Spence (George), Parrsboro; Teresa "Terry" Kaye-Phillips (Stephen Millen), Waterloo, Ont.; Kimberley Phillips, Amherst; a brother, Kendall (Patrick Burke), Mississauga, Ont.; several nieces and nephews, including Tammy Rector whom he relied on for the past few months. He was predeceased by a sister, Lyndis (2003); a brother, Barrington in infancy; a nephew, Craig Bartlett. A gathering of family and friends was held December 4, 2010 at the Parrsboro Legion Hall. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

VARNER, Roy H. – 86, of Diligent River passed away Monday, November 29, 2010 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Glasgow Mountain, he was the son of the late George “Fred” and Leah (Bowden) Varner. He was a retired lumberman and carpenter. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Janet Canning; daughter, Tammi Cormier (Wayne), Diligent River; sons, Neal (Nancy), Moncton; Blain (Jacki), Amherst; Kent (Cathy), Moncton; a sister, Mabel Green, Middleton; brother, Aubrey (Leoda), Yorke Settlement; 10 grandchildren, Chelsi, Bailee and Morgan Cormier; Jillian and Jeremy Varner; Adam and Melanie Varner; Courtney, Heather and Erik Varner; a great-grandson, Grayson; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Robert Dowe. He was predeceased by sisters, Bernice, Grace; brothers, Laurie, Edward, Stanley, Claude, Lloyd, Medley, Harry. Funeral service was held December 2, 2010 at the Diligent River Baptist Church, Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

BAAS, Cornelius “Keith” - 80, Masstown, passed away peacefully December 1, 2010 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Holland, he was a son of the late Leendert and Johnna (VanDerluit) Baas. Keith came to Canada in 1953 and lived in Ontario until 1972 when he moved to Masstown. Here he began Truro Welding and Steel Ltd. He was the founder of the D.G.M. Men’s Club; was on the Board of Directors of Colchester Credit Union for 9 years; was a member of the West Colchester Development Association and was elected as a councilor for ten years to the Municipality of Colchester County. Keith served on various boards of the Colchester Regional Development Association CORDA and was elected to the Board of the Colchester Park Development Society in 1996. His hobby was gardening. He enjoyed traveling with Rosemary to his homeland of Holland on several occasions and to England. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Rosemary (Adams); son, Brian (Joan) Baas, Ontario; stepdaughter, Alana (Gordon) Burtch, Ontario; stepsons, Scott (Brenda) Trenholm, Ontario, Calvin (Norine) Trenholm, B.C.; sisters, Corrie, Joke, Sara, Lenie, Ria, Marrie; brothers, Jan, Piet, Ingen, Burtus, Arie, Gerrit and their families; eleven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a grandchild, Duane. Funeral service was held December 5, 2010 beginning with a Masonic Service, all in Masstown United Church with Rev. Don MacQueen officiating. Interment in Masstown United Church Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. On-line condolences may be sent to www.colchestercommunity.com

Meehan, Raymond Keith, “Ray” - 81, Truro, passed away suddenly, Thursday, December 2, 2010 at home. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Thomas and Audrey (Walters) Meehan. Ray retired from the Army as a cook. He was a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Truro. He enjoyed playing music, pool, bowling, golf and camping. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Isobel; daughter Brenda Esau of Brookside; grandchildren, Nevin, Leanne, Amy; great-grandchildren, Maddie, Jacob, Katie, Charley, Josie; daughter-in-law Carol Meehan of Debert; brother Patrick (Shirley) of Thunder Bay, ON. He was predeceased by a son Randy; son-in-law Ralph Esau; sisters, Terri, Josephine, Sharon. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26, Truro, conducted a Legion Tribute Service on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, followed directly by a funeral service officiated by Reverend Donald McQueen, in Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MOFFATT, Berta V., Truro - It is with regret that our family announces the passing of Berta V. Moffatt on Friday, December 3, 2010. As was her wish, she died peacefully, with her family by her side. Berta was born in Annapolis County, a daughter of Bertram and Lottie (Todd) Wagstaff. She was predeceased by her twin brothers, Donald and Douglas Wagstaff and sisters, Margaret Garry and Doris Fairn. Her only surviving sister is Shirley MacAulay of Colorado. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Douglas S. Moffatt. Also surviving are her four children, Deborah (Gus) MacLellan, Rebecca (Bryan) Langille, William (Gail) Moffatt, and Garfield (Susan) Moffatt. Surviving grand children are Daniel (Amy) MacLellan and Craig MacLellan (Kate Read), Erinn Beth Langille, Matthew Langille (Stephanie Cheng) and Michael Langille (Jamie Harris), Rachel, Jonathan and Luke Moffatt, Taylor and Liam Moffatt. Berta was predeceased by her much loved, youngest daughter, Rachel. Funeral was held at First United Church, Prince Street, Truro on December 6, 2010. Online condolences may be made by going to www.colchestercommunity.com

TERFRY, Wilbert E. - 90, of Parrsboro passed away Saturday, December 04, 2010 at Bayview Memorial Health Care Centre, Advocate Harbour. Born in Apple River, he was a son of the late Arthur and Lila (McWhirter) Terfry. He was a veteran of World War II serving overseas with RCEME. Following the war, he was employed with CN for more than 30 years. He is survived by his wife, the former Madeline Yorke; daughter, Martha Terfry (John Fulton), Parrsboro; sister, Annie Dunbar, Rexton, N.B.; brothers, Cedric (Mary), Port Greville; Arthur, Jr. (Carolee), Truro; grandchildren, Allyson Bowden-Welsh (Kris), Diligent River; Lesley Whitford (Jeremy Fulton), Parrsboro; great-granddaughters, Kennedy, Kaleigh, Abigail; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Elsie; a brother, Wilfred. Funeral Service was held December 6, 2010 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, with Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Online condolences to www.smithsfuneralhome.com

POWER, Maureen F. - 81, Parrsboro passed away Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Diligent River, she was a daughter of the late Vaughn and Flora (Chandler) Morris. She is survived by her husband, Robert; sons, Vaughn Colpitts, Seattle, WA; Conrad, Alta.; Mark Arents (Diane), Nampa, Alta.; sisters, Barbara O'Laney, Amherst; Esther Boyd (Jack), Nappan; Isabelle Brown (Philip), Athol; brothers, St. Claire (Judi) and Conrad (Gerry), all of Peterborough, Ont.; Boyd (Jeannette), Brookdale; Mike, Parrsboro; 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Juanita Heffler; brothers, Morley and Vaughn in infancy. Funeral service was held December 11, 2010 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro with Rev. Philip Scott officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia or to the Southampton Baptist Church. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

RUSHTON, I. Ferne – 61, Bass River, passed away on December 8, 2010, at home. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Maude (Payne) Rushton. She is survived by brothers, Dwayne Rushton (Carolyn), Truro; James Rushton (Lillian), Glenholme; sisters, Kathleen Rushton (Louise), Glenholme; Bardena Gallant, Moncton; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Ferne was predeceased by a half-brother, James Junior; half-sister, Carol Klevin; a sister Velveeta in infancy; a son in infancy; companion, Bernie McIsaac; brother-in-law, Cal Gallant. By Ferne’s request, there was no visitation or funeral service. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

FLETCHER, Dorothy A. – 92, of New Salem, Cumberland Co. passed away Saturday, December 11, 2010 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Minudie, she was a daughter of the late Efford and Minnie (Crouse) Dawson. She is survived by step-daughters, Kaye Fletcher, St. Catharines, Ont.; Betty Learn (Alexander), Fort Erie, Ont.; step-sons, Lawrence Elderkin, Kelowna, B.C.; Wilbur Elderkin, Trenton, Ont.; Donald Fletcher (Sherry), New Salem; a sister, Hope Harrison (Donald), Maccan; several step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Jack Elderkin; her second husband, Percy Fletcher; three brothers, Wylie, Curtis, Frank. Funeral service was held December 15th with Rev. Donald Hirtle officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

Weatherby, Donald Aubrey - With sadness and regret, we, the family of Donald Aubrey Weatherby of Bible Hill, announce his sudden passing on Saturday, December 11, 2010, at home. Born on May 23,1932, in East Mines he was the eldest child of Bertha (Reid) and the late Thomas Weatherby. Donnie worked for Eastern Transport as a truck driver and ended his career there in the position of Operations Supervisor. Due to declining health, Donnie moved to Bible Hill last summer but still maintained his independence with a little help from family and friends. Don is survived by Mother, Bertha McLaughlin, Bible Hill; daughters, Sandra Fortnum, London, Ont.; Nancy Adams (Ernie), Truro; son, Donald (Ann), London, Ont.; step-daughter Tracy McRae (Stan), Manganese Mines; step-son, John Cotterill (Jenn), Halifax. He is also survived by sisters, Marion McNutt, Truro; Charlotte Toole (Albert),Bible Hill; Catherine Terry, Truro; Dorothy Adams, Debert; brother, David (Shirley), Greenfield. Grampie will be respectfully and lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Sheridon Weatherby, Jared and Haley Adams, Bradley and Christopher Moore and Jason McRae, and Jamie and Kellie Cotterill as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his father, Donnie was predeceased by his first wife Mary (Toots), second wife, Lois, sister, Jean Totten, and stepfather Roy McLaughlin. Graveside service was held Thursday, December 16, 2010, in Plains Road Cemetery, Debert, Reverend Don McQueen officiated. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

ROBERTS, Karen E. - 67, Parrsboro passed away Monday, December 13, 2010 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Mabel (Winter) Rowlings. She is survived by her partner, David; son, Michael Maindonald and daughter, Christena Maindonald, both of Alliston, Ont.; sisters, Judy Gee (Michael), Parrsboro; Diane Wykes, West Vancouver, B.C.; grandson, Archie Maindonald; nieces, Heather Kimmie (Don); Kimberly Kerridge (Ritch Whyman); and Stephanie Kerridge (Marc Milliard); nephew, Mark Wykes (Lisa); great-nephews, Luc Milliard, Jacob and Colson Wykes, Braydon and Devon Kimmie; other family and friends including former husband, Wayne Maindonald, Victoria Harbour, Ont.; very special cousins, Georgia Hingley (Henry), Fox River; Patricia Mosher (Randy), Hantsport; John McCabe (Cathy), Halifax; and dear friend, JoeAnn Keating, Parrsboro. Cremation has taken place and will be followed at a later date by a private burial service at Grace United Church Cemetery in Port Greville. On-line condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

FIELDS, George Aubrey – 78. It is with deep sorrow that the family of George Aubrey Fields “Sonny” of Upper Onslow, Colchester County, announce his passing on Tuesday December 14, 2010 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, surrounded by his family. Born in Truro he was the son of the late George and Audrey (Langille) Fields. He was employed at 17 with the CNR and retired as a Locomotive Engineer in 1986. He was a property owner in Truro for 53 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Isabel (Smith) “Liz”; sons, Kevin (Donna), Truro; Timothy (Karen Hutchinson), Onslow Mountain; daughters, Lisa (Mike) Swinimer, Lower Sackville, Patricia (Richard) Dennis, Onslow Mountain and Suzanne (Ryan MacNeil), Onslow Mountain, 11 grandchildren; Devin, Ryan, Kally, Tyler, James, Rachel, Corey, Colby, Shelton, Samuel and Benjamin and one great grandchild, Brooklyn. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brother, Denis. No visitation or funeral service by George’s request. A private family funeral service will be held in the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, NS. Online condolences can be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

LEAMONT, Ellen Ruth - 61, Upper Onslow. It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Ellen Ruth Leamont on December 14, 2010 in Truro. Ellen was born on May 31, 1949 in Onslow Mountain. She was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Margaret (Sterling) Leamont. Ellen is survived by her partner, Arthur Hill, Upper Onslow; her children, Michael Hatt, Montreal and Darcie Hatt (James Oxley), Truro; grandson, Christian Hatt, Truro. Ellen lovingly built her life around her family and pets, her home and beautiful gardens. She had a flair for decorating and her passion for gardening was contagious. Ellen believed in living each day to its fullest and always looked eagerly to the future. She will be greatly missed by family pets Zinnia and Lilli. Interment in Onslow Island Cemetery. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Onslow Island Cemetery Maintenance Fund. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

LOGAN, Ruth C. – 85, of Parrsboro passed away Saturday, December 18, 2010 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late James and Mabel (Rushton) MacAloney. She is survived by a daughter, Helen Parker (Harrison), Shubenacadie; a son, James (Margaret Keats-Logan), Eastern Passage; a brother, Robert (Lillian), Stouffville, Ont.; sister in laws, Doris MacAloney, Laurine MacAloney, both of Stouffville, Ont.; Sophia MacAloney and Phyllis Logan, both of Parrsboro; grandchildren, Michelle Smith (Chris), Riverview, N.B.; Jordan, Katherine, Julia, all of Eastern Passage; two great-granddaughters, Cassandra and Mikaela Smith, Riverview. She was predeceased by her husband, George in 1993; sisters, Hildred, Elizabeth (Beth), Evelyn (Betty); brothers, Clinton, Arthur, Vaughan, Marshall, John, Theodore, Edward (Bert). Funeral service was held December 21 in Parrsboro Baptist Church, Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the church cemeteryOnline condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MELDRUM, Thora I. – 85, of New Canaan, Cumberland Co. passed away Sunday, December 19, 2010 at Northumberland Hall, Amherst. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Burton and Lucy (McKenzie) Smith. She was a member of the Pythian Sisters, the Rebecca Lodge and the Southampton Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by her son, Murray (Wendy), Southampton; son-in-law, Reid Benjamin, Fall River; grandchildren, Kimberley MacLeod (Ken), Fall River; Crystal Leblanc (Durwin), Fall River; Eileen Davage (Bill), Eastern Passage; Rachel Meldrum (Vince Phillips), Truro; Murray Meldrum (Michelle Guilderson), Southampton; great grandchildren, Raylea MacLeod, Cassidy Leblanc, Madeleine Davage, Hayden and Mya Meldrum, Kristopher Phillips; sisters, Gertrude Pettigrew, Maynard, Mass.; Olive Baltzer, Oromocto; Enid Morrissey (Robert Buckoski), Parrsboro; a brother, Charles Smith (Carol), Marlboro, Mass.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Cletus; daughter, Shirley; step-mother, Josephine (Sweet) (Sellons) Smith; sisters, Ellie, Etta, Freda, Frances; brothers, Victor, Edward, Burton. Memorial service was held December 21, 2010 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 


 

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