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RECTOR, Carol Ann - 52, Debert, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2011, at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born March 8, 1959, in England, she was a daughter of Brian (Step-Mother, Jean) Pullen, England, and June (Lay) Pullen, England. Along with her parents and step-mother, she is survived by her husband, Ross; daughters, April (Brian), Angela (Corey); son, Andrew (Jodi); granddaughters, Brianna, Brooklyn; sisters, Susan (David), Christine (Brian), Sara (David), Katie (Craig), Jenny (Paul) and the Hartling family. She was predeceased by her common-law husband, Emerson Hartling. A graveside service was held Saturday, October 22, 2011, at Mahon Cemetery, 8480 Highway 2, Great Village, Pastor Ken Fillmore officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

STAPLES, Annie Blanche “Nan Nan” - 71, Onslow Mountain, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, October 19, 2011, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born February 10, 1940, in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Lockard and Ruth (Crowe) Lynds. Ann is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Leander Clarence; children, Donna Staples (formerly Berry), Onslow Mountain; Jenny (Michael) During, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Letasha Berry, Kandas Martin, Kristopher During; great granddaughter, Shyla Leandra Jordan, to whom she was affectionately known as “Nan Nan”; sisters, Dorothy Graham (Noah Perry), Swan Hill, Alberta; Helen (Ben) Weatherby, Bathurst, New Brunswick; Nellie (Arnold) Roode, Onslow Mountain; brothers, Aubrey (Joyce) Lynds, William (Jean) Lynds, Freeman (Carol) Lynds, all of Onslow Mountain; former son-in-law, Bill Berry, Halifax; numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, October 22, 2011, Reverend Jean Simms-Mills officiated. Interment was in West Branch Cemetery, McCallum Settlement. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

DEMPSEY (Spencer) Orpha Maude, 93, of New Liskeard, Ontario, formerly of Great Village, died October 20, 2011 in New Liskeard, Ontario. Born in Great Village, she was a daughter of the late James Allen and Martha (McNeill) Spencer. Surviving are her husband Ralph, her only son Dean Schofield, Winnipeg, Manitobia, Granddaughter Deanna Kane(Joel), Grandson Derek, sister Margery Gingras, Estevan, Sask., sisters in law Muriel Spencer, Great Village, NS and Gertrude Spencer, Burnt River, Ontario, Brothers in law Clifford Graham, Great Village, NS and John Harder, Scarborough, Ontario as well as numerous neices and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters Beryl,Alfreda, Pauline, And Muriel; Brothers Harold, Roland, Ralph, Lester, Gerald, and Dean. Funeral service was held in New Liskeard, Ontario.

DAVIS, L. Evelyn – Lower Five Islands, Col. Co., passed away Monday, October 24, 2011 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Five Islands, she was a daughter of the late Austin and Edna (Alkern) MacBurnie. She is survived by daughters, Debbie Murphy (Bob), Dartmouth; Helen Dunphy (Wayne), Edmonton; Carol Canning (Dave Bailey), Calgary; Donna Davis, Lower Five Islands; Karen Davis, Edmonton; sons, William (Doris), Five Islands; Basil Jr., Lower Five Islands; sisters, Helen Yorke, Lower Five Islands; Beulah Davis, Five Islands; 17 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Basil Davis in 1985; daughter in law, Lynda Davis; brothers, Cecil, Everett, Chester, Bernard; a granddaughter, Morgan; a great grandson, Tyler. Funeral service was held at Peniel United Church, Five Islands October 29, 2011 with Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


REID, E. Joan - 77, Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning, October 25, 2011, at Cedarstone. Born June 11, 1934, in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Alice (MacKenzie) Reid. Joan is survived by her sisters, Alice (Harold) Ahlberg-Eckhardt, Brantford, Ontario; Phyllis Schenck, Texas; Carol Smith, Bible Hill; Mary Lou (Ken) Fletcher, Kingston, Ontario; brothers, Alvin (Hilda) Reid, Crowes Mills; Phillip Reid, British Columbia; Carl (Brenda) Reid, Valley; Gordon (Sylvia) Reid, Harmony Ridge; sisters-in-law, Ruth Reid, Brule; Joan (Roger) Langille, Harmony Ridge; brother-in-law, Glendon Prime, Truro; many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Betty Baird, Doris Prime; brothers, Earl, Eldridge, Irvin, Jack, Victor, Donald, Fred, one in infancy. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Thursday, October 27, 2011, Pastor Ken Banks officiated. Interment was held in Bible Hill Cemetery, Warren Drive, Bible Hill. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

PETTIGREW, Emmerson L. - 93, of Parrsboro passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in New Prospect, he was a son of the late Robert and Ellen (Rector) Pettigrew. He is survived by daughters, Joan MacLean (Vernon), Victoria, B.C.; Tammy Taylor (Richard Gagnon), Amherst; step-son, Tony Vienneau, Parrsboro; son-in-law, Gary ‘Gig’ Taylor, Parrsboro; 3 grandchildren, Brenda Tombu, Jennifer and Jeremy Taylor; 3 great grandchildren, Jeffrey and Steven MacLean, Justin Tombu; 2 great-great grandchildren, Jayden and Carson MacLean. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Levida Chandler; a daughter and son in infancy; a sister, Elsie; brothers, William and Arnold; a grandson, Warrant Officer Glenn MacLean. Funeral service was held at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro October 30, 2011 with Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


LAWLOR, Ina “Maxine” – 78, Debert and Folly Lake, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2011 in Willow Lodge Home for Special Care, Tatamagouche. Born in East Wentworth, Cumberland County, she was a daughter of the late Ivan and Jessie (Smith) Campbell. Maxine was a member of the United Church of Canada. Survived by a brother, Harold in Nelson, BC. Maxine was predeceased by brother, Ralph. A Committal Service was held November 3 in Upper Wentworth Cemetery. Donations may be made to Willow Lodge, Tatamagouche. The family wish to give a special Thanks to the staff of Willow Lodge for the wonderful care Maxine received, while she was a resident there. Arrangements are under the care and direction on Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

BOURQUE, Bernard Roderick “Roddie” – 76, Central Onslow passed away November 3, 2011 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro with his loving family by his side. Born in Wellsford, he was a son of the late Bernard and Emily (Grey) Bourque. Roddie drove for many trucking companies over the years and finished his career with Eassons Transport with service of over 20 years. He is survived by daughters, Melody Bourque (Gerard Brewer), Karen Bourque, both of Fredericton, NB; son, Raymond (Roleen), Scots Bay; grandchildren, Angela, Dakota, Jessica; sister, Jean Wagstaff, Youngs Cove, NB; three nephews and a niece. He was predeceased by his spouse, Gale MacDonald; twin brothers in infancy. No visitation by request. A memorial service was held November 12 at 11:00 am in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. Interment in Robie Street Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

SHEARER Sr., Elmer Robert – 69, Belmont passed away at home late Friday evening, November 4, 2011. Born in Lower Onslow, he was a son of Florence (Blackmore) and the late Alexander Shearer. He worked and later retired from Agromart Ltd., Onslow. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Margaret (Muise); children, Dale (Heather), Jerry, Elmer (Sonya), Barb, Carol Anne, Anita, Joanne (Fred); several grandchildren and great grandchildren; brothers, Teddy (Marg), Roach (Leona), Russell, Alex, Geordie, Eric (Donna); sister, Terry Lynn (Kevin). He was predeceased by son, Terry; grandsons, Austan and Dustan; brothers, Curtis and Perry. A graveside memorial service was held November 10 at 2 pm in Belmont Cemetery with Pastor Steve Adams officiating. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

EISSES, Bert (Egbert) - 74, Truro Heights, went to be with his Lord on Friday evening, November 4, 2011. Bert is survived by his children, John (Shelley) Eisses, Tammi (Gerry) Boonstoppel; grandchildren, Mia, Anita, Taylor, Jessica, Spencer; brothers, Marten (Johanna), John (Trudy), Henry (Janet), Jim (Ellen); sisters, Herma, Grayce (John) vanderPloeg, Catherine (Henk) Visser; brother-in-law, Clarence Alkema; vanEwyk brothers-in-law, Tom (Nellie), Cornelius (Lorna), Jacob, Jan (Beverly); sisters-in-law, Anne, Adrianna (Ernie) Jongkind, Connie (Alan) Barlow. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy (vanEwyk); daughter, Laura; sisters, Diane Alkema, Renske Sitser. A Celebration of Bert's life was held Tuesday, November 8, 2011, at John Calvin Christian Reformed Church, 169 Glenwood Drive, Truro, Pastor Dan Brown officiated. Private family interment was held in Truro Heights Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GILL, Marion Winnifred - 100, of Riverton, Pictou County, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2011 in Valley View Villa, Riverton. Born in Georgefield, Hants County, she was a daughter of the late George and Bessie (Clark) Wood. She is survived by a daughter, Judy Crossman of Debert; sons, Rex of Upper Kennetcook, Cyril and Percy Jr. (Shirley) both of Belmont, Lawrence (Helen) of Bible Hill; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Percy George Gill; daughter, Verna Beach; sons, Cecil, Ralph, brothers, Gerald, Vernon, Clarence, Lawrence, Ora, Hiram; sisters, Kathleen, Lillian, Gertrude. A graveside service was held in Lower Onslow Clarke Cemetery, Reverend Brian DeLong officiated. Arrangements are under the direction of Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

BROWN, LAWSON W. – 89, of Southampton passed away Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Highcrest Nursing Home, Springhill. Born in Southampton, he was a son of the late Lloyd and Grace (Carter) Brown. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the Air Force. He was a fiddler in the band, Country Strangers for many years. He was a church elder and later designated an honorary elder, as well as a choir member and trustee of the Southampton United Church. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by wife, the former Marjorie Gilbert; brothers, Gerald and Claude. Funeral service was held November 16, 2011 at the Southampton United Church with Rev. Allan Griffin officiating. Burial in the Southampton Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WINTERS, Phyllis J. – 89, of Parrsboro passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at Highcrest Nursing Home, Springhill. Born in North Chappell, Sussex, England, she was a daughter of the late George and Lillian (Stevens) Nicholls. She is survived by sons, Paul (Margaret), Beaverbank; David, Burlington, Ont.; Derek, Parrsboro; Michael, Vancouver; sisters, Margaret, Freda; a brother, Frederick, all of England; 5 grandchildren; a great grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Eldridge; sisters, May; brothers, Percy, David, Tom. A private family service will be held at a later date. Burial in St. George’s Anglican Cemetery, Parrsboro. Memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

HIGGINS, Ross Howard – 63, Londonderry passed away November 17, 2011 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Folly Mountain, he was a son of the late Austin and Rosella (McMillan) Higgins. Ross loved hunting, fishing and making knives. He enjoyed visiting friends and going for drives. Ross was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Peggy (Chambers); daughters, Denise Higgins, Halifax, Tammy (Jeff Stevens) Higgins, Oxford, Melissa Higgins, Moncton, NB; sons, Bruce (Shawna), Debert, Wayne (Mandy), Great Village, Michael, Londonderry, Dustin, Moncton, NB; sisters, June, Inez, Betty, Anna, Karen, Patsy, Georgina, Susan; brothers, Gerald, Douglas; 20 grandchildren; one great-grandson; many nieces and nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by sister, Pollyanna; brothers, Murray, Victor. No visitation by request. A memorial service was held November 22 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

BAILEY, Alan Westlake, M.A., M. Ed. (UNB), PhD., (University of Toronto) - Truro, died late Saturday morning, November 19, 2011, in Dartmouth General Hospital, of a sudden and unexpected heart attack, following successful knee replacement surgery. Alan was born in Cornwall Township, Ontario, on October 10, 1927. He was the son of the late James Herbert Bailey and Gladys Maud Jackson. Alan is survived by his wife of almost 56 years, Dorothy Irene (Macdonald) Bailey; his three sons: Philip Westlake and wife Donna, St. Albert, Alberta; Michael David and wife, Arlene, Truro; John Gregory and wife, Mary Anne, Lake Echo, and his only daughter, Dr. Jane Elizabeth and husband John Mason, Halifax. He is also survived by his eight grandchildren: Jason and Jennifer Bailey, Gilles (Shante) Tougas and Michelle (Anthony) Tougas, and Emily and Liam Bailey, and infant twins, Gerald and Jillian Mason, as well as one great grandson, Caius Tougas, one sister, Ruth (Mrs. Harold Fourney), Bainsville, Ontario, and one brother, David, Airdrie, Alberta. He was predeceased by his sister, Joan (Nelson) Cox. (Perth, Ontario) The body has been cremated. There will be no visitation or memorial service, at Alan's request. A private family committal service will be held at a later date, with interment in the family plot, in Belmont Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

DENNIS, Robert Perley – 63, Debert passed away November 20, 2011 at home. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Arthur and Jessie (Collins) Dennis. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator with Dexter Construction formerly A.C.L Construction. He was a loving father and grandfather who cared deeply for his family. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially working in the yard, tending his garden and hiking. He is survived by daughters, Terri-Lynn Hobson (Jason), Fergus Ontario, Lori Dennis, Belmont; grandchildren, Emma, Campbell, Riley; brothers, Leonard (Rae) , Clarence (Brenda), both of Truro; sisters, Marion (Nelson) Fraser, BC, Laverne (Ray) Beaulieu, Michigan, USA; former wife, Susan Dennis; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Edward. No formal funeral service by request. A gathering was held on November 23 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

WILKINSON, Marion E. (R.N. ret’d) – 93, of Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Monday, November 21, 2011 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in 1918, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Gertrude Yorke. Marion graduated from the Payzant Memorial School of Nursing, Windsor and nursed in numerous hospitals throughout her career. An admired and respected nurse, she retired from the South Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Parrsboro. Marion is survived by her daughter, Colleen Martin, Parrsboro; granddaughters, Chelsea Martin Heider (Luke), Ohio; Tara Neves (Tex), Apple River; great grandchildren, Tuesday Neves and Sam Heider; sisters, Helen Terfry, Diligent River; Madeline Terfry, Parrsboro; a brother, Clayton (Christina), Halifax; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Lt. Cmdr. J.G. Wilkinson (RCN ret’d); sister, Doris; brothers, Basil, Hilton and Lorway. At Marion’s request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held Monday, November 28, 2011 in Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Greg Doyle 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

PARKER, Cecelia B. “Midge” – 85, of Parrsboro passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Otto and Mary (McGrath) Phinney. She is survived by daughters, Brenda Welton (Milford), Two Islands; Nancy Bennett (Edward McCulley), Parrsboro; grandchildren, Tracy McCulley (Anthony Dancause), Vanderhoof, B.C.; Kim Faulkner (Steve), Rankin Inlet, Nunavut; Shelley Hines (Mark), Campbellton, N.B.; Dana McCulley, Parrsboro; Alexander Welton (Lisa Wood), Parrsboro; Kathleen Welton (Paul McCarthy), Amherst Point; Wanda Bennett, Parrsboro; Andrew Bennett, Halifax; great grandchildren, Nikki Bennett, Bryan Taylor, Connor and Parker Faulkner, Ryan and Colby Hines; step grandchildren, Christopher and Kyle McCarthy; a sister, Marguerite Winters (Roy), Parrsboro; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Russell “Rud” in 1982; a sister, Rhoda Blenkhorn; a brother, Lawrence “PeeWee” Phinney. Funeral service was held November 25, 2011 at St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

USHER, John Raymond - 46, Stewiacke, passed away November 23, 2011 in the QEII Health Sciences Center, Halifax. John Raymond Usher was born and raised May 16 1965 in South Bar, Cape Breton Nova Scotia. He joined the Canadian Forces September 1987. He completed Basic Training in Cornwallis, NS and served in Kingston ON, Shilo MN, Debert NS, Gagetown NB, Goland Heights, Israel, with his last posting being Great Village NS. He served 24 years in the military in the signals division. He was a devoted and loving husband and father as well as an excellent provider to his family. He is survived by his wife, Lynn Marie Usher; sons, John Matthew, Ethan Alexander, Adam Anthony, Jonathan Lucas and daughter, Rebecca Lynn Usher all at home. Also survived by his parents, Nickolas and June Usher from Victoria Mines, Cape Breton; sisters, Rosemary Usher, London, ON, Darlene Aucoin, Leftbridge AB; brother, David Usher, London, ON; maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Dickson, Mira, NS; many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A memorial service was held on Saturday, November 26 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. A reception followed. On-line condolences and donations at www.colchestercommunity.com

WHEATON, Bruce E. - 62, of Parrsboro and Halifax passed away peacefully on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the QEII Halifax Infirmary surrounded by his loving family. Born in 1949, he was a son of Grace (Adams) Wheaton, Halifax and the late Donald E. Wheaton. Working as a crane operator (better known as "Blueberry"), he was a member of the International Longshoreman's Association. During his time with Secunda Marine and Irving Oil, he travelled to Europe, South America, the Arctic and was a supply ship crew member during the construction of the Confederation Bridge. He also worked with his father and brother (Brian) paint contracting and in the blueberry industry. Besides his mother, he is survived by a brother, Brian (Ruth), Parrsboro; a sister, Sylvia Morosin, Ancaster, Ont.; a sister, Sandra Hendren (Garnet), Fall River; nephews, Justina Bachelor (Terry) and Mark Morosin (Heather); Nicholas Hendren; grand-nephews, Caleb and Brody Bachelor; several aunts, uncles and cousins in both Canada and England. He was predeceased by paternal grandparents, Jim and Lottie Wheaton of Parrsboro; maternal grandparents, Reginald and Grace Adams, of Margate, England; a brother-in-law, Silvano Morosin. Bruce, you are sadly missed by all of those who know and love you. A special thank-you to Martha for her caring and tenderness, the doctors and nurses at the QEII Halifax Infirmary and Nova Scotia Cancer Center, the VON, the Red Cross and the many people who reached out to Bruce in his time of need. Funeral service was held November 29, 2011 at St. George's Anglican Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial followed in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

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


 

 

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RALSTON, Marjorie Evelyn - Halifax/Wentworth. It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of Marjorie Evelyn Ralston. Mom passed away peacefully in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst, on Thursday September 22, 2011 at the age of 89. Marjorie was born on June 11, 1922, the precious daughter of the late Muriel (Patriquin) and Angus McCulloch. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn (Larry); grandsons, Robbie (Darlene), Lower Sackville; Steven, Hamilton, Ontario; great granddaughter, Cassidy Durston; sister Eleanor, Ontario; brother, Deane, Ontario; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ivan; son, Gary; brothers, Lyle and Garth; sister, June. Funeral service was held Sunday, September 25, 2011, in Westchester Baptist Church, Westchester, Pastor Darrll Dykens officiated, assisted by Reverend Natalie Buchanan-Rutherford. Interment was held in Eagle Hill Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CLARKE, Kenneth J - 60, of Parrsboro passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Peterborough, Ont., he was a son of Marjorie Clarke, Amherst and the late John Maxwell Clarke. He is survived by his wife, the former Ruby Critchley; daughter, Lisa Law (Jason), Jacksonville, NB; sons, Jeremy Clarke, Woodstock, NB; James Pritchett (Nicole), Amherst; Spencer Pritchett (Jillia), Greenwood; BJ Pritchett (Jen Noseworthy), Greenwood; brothers, Paul (Gina), Parrsboro; Murray (Cindy), Amherst; granddaughters, Jenna and Teagan Pritchett; grandsons, Tyler and Michael Law; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held October 10, 2011 in St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

ANGEVINE, Beth (Butler) - 58, Truro. It is with a broken heart that we announce the passing of Beth on Monday evening, October 10, 2011, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. She was born in Silver Spring, MD, and was a daughter of the late John Duffy and Terry (Lynch) Butler. Beth battled cancer for the last 23 years. Beth is survived by her husband, David; sons, Duffy, Halifax; Daniel and wife Jennifer, Calgary; Dennis, London; brother, John, wife Beverley, and children Amy and Colin: Waynesville, Ohio; sister, Anne; niece, Sharon; nephew, Sean and his wife, Nicole and children Thomas, Joshua, Jacob, all of Long Island, NY. Celebration service was held Thursday, October 13, 2011, in Immanuel Baptist Church, 295 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Cory Somers officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LEWIS, Norma - 72, The Mira Long Term Care Centre, formerly of Bass River, Nova Scotia, and Windsor, Ontario, passed away peacefully Monday morning, October 10, 2011, at The Mira. Born August 9, 1939, in Windsor, Ontario, she was a daughter of the late Leo and Germaine (Normand) Hebert. Norma is survived by her husband of 46 years, Leon H. Lewis; daughter, Patsy (Todd) Ryan, Bass River; son, Elliott (Pat) Arquette, Windsor, Ontario; grandchildren, Adam and Adrianna Arquette, Windsor, Ontario; Emma Ryan, Truro; niece, Michelle Hebert; nephews, Darren (Jeanne) Hebert, Rob Hebert; great nephew, Jesse Hebert. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her son, John Lewis; sister, Val Hebert; brother, Cisco Normand. Private family interment will be held at a later date in Greenlawn Cemetery, Windsor, Ontario. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

CORBIN, Lydia E. 100, of Advocate Harbour passed away Friday, October 14, 2011 at Bayview Memorial Health Centre, Advocate Harbour. Born in Sand River, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Hattie (Grant) Atkinson. She is survived by her husband, Warren; daughters, Madeline Partridge (Robert), Andover, Mass.; Lorraine Lunn (Duncan), East Advocate; Jean Johnston (Darel), Halifax; a son, Gerald Elderkin (Sandra), Moncton; 10 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by five sisters, Freda, Jean, Vivian, Bessie and Gertrude; ten brothers, Benjamin, Halett, Gilford, Cecil, Clifford, Garfield, Arthur, Victor, two brothers in infancy; a grandson, Richard. Funeral Service was held October 17, 2011 at the Advocate Baptist Church with Rev. Donald Hirtle officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Reception to follow in the Advocate Fire Hall. Memorial donations may be made to the Advocate Baptist Church or to Bayview Memorial Health Centre Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

FERGUSON, Allister William – 96, Truro, passed away at High Crest Nursing Home in Springhill in the early hours of October 23, 2011, after a short stay at the home. Allister was born in Beaut, Montana, the oldest child of the late Elizabeth Anne (Matheson) and George Hugh Ferguson. Allister moved as an infant with his parents to Balmoral, and grew up on the family farm at Brule Point. He later moved to Debert, where he met his wife Reta Willey Barnhill. They were married on May 9th, 1942, and raised six children on the family farm in Belmont. The family farm is currently run by Allister’s grandson. A member of the United Church, he attended Wesley United Church in Belmont as he raised his family, Scotsburn United Church while married to his second wife Jean, and Brunswick Street United Church in his later years while living in the Truro area. He leaves behind a legacy of hard work and many good friends from the three communities that he lived in. Allister is survived by his children, Mervyn (Shirley) Ferguson; Stan (Beth) Ferguson; Jeanne (Alan) MacGregor; Sheila Ferguson; Owen (Charlene) Ferguson; Jo-Ann (Dana) Chase; grandchildren, Andrea (Brent) Taylor; Scott (Sandy) Ferguson; Peter (Jennifer) Ferguson; Shaun (Jessica) Ferguson; Jamie (April) Ferguson; Alanna MacGregor (Edward Alexander); Christopher (Sarah) MacGregor; Nicole, Julia and William Ferguson; Ryan (Raeann) Chase; Craig and Emily Chase; great-grandchildren, Adam, Jeremy, Jocelyn, Caroline and Daniel Taylor; Matthew, Katherine and Luke Ferguson; Baily and Justin Ferguson; Stuart, Martha and Timothy Ferguson; Heath Ferguson; Emma and Elizabeth MacGregor; Riley Chase; sisters, Jean (Murray) Gunn; Michelle (David) Roads; Helen (Lou) Underwood. He was predeceased by three wives, Reta Willey Barnhill; Jean MacCara Elliot; Pearle Dowe Ferguson; sister, Anne MacCara; brother, Livingstone Ferguson; a grandson, Ben Stanley Chase. Funeral Service was held on October 26th in Brunswick Street United Church, 250 Brunswick Street, Truro, with Rev. David Lutes officiating. Interment will be in the Belmont Cemetery, Belmont. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

 


 

 

October 2011

 

TAGGART, Daisy Lillian - 86, Lower Onslow, passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2011, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Wentworth, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Ada (Totten) McGill. Along with her husband and family, they owned and operated Taggart’s Takeout and Vegetable Stand in Glenholme for many years. She is survived by her son, Phillip, who loved and cared for his mother for several years; Freddie, Brampton, Ontario; grandchildren, Derek (Natalie) Taggart, Fredericton; granddaughter, Karen (Robert) Putnam, Belmont; great-grandchildren, Reid and Craig Taggart, both of Fredericton; sister, Mrs. Florence Harnish, Wentworth; brother, Lloyd (Roxie) McGill, Alberta; several nieces and nephews. Daisy was predeceased by her husband, William; daughter, Shirley; sisters, Thelma Fulton, Hazel Upham; brothers, Stanley, Earl, Percy, Layton, Maynard; daughter-in-law, North Taggart. A public graveside service was held Monday, September 5, 2011, in Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme, Reverend Brent Robertson officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BOWMAN, Dorothy – 77, Hilden, (Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro) passed away Monday, September 12, 2011 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro surrounded by her loving family. Born in Middle Stewiacke, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Margaret (Dunlap) O’Connell. Dorothy worked many years in retail for Margolians and Eatons and later as an office worker for Sun Alliance Insurance. She was an active member of the Hilden United Church and will be fondly remembered as the “pie lady”. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Laurie; daughters, Linda (Bob) Conway, Hilden, Donna Bowman, Bible Hill; sons, Larry (Donna), Onslow Mountain, Jack (Sandra), Shortts Lake; grandchildren, Lisa, D.J., Jennifer, Jeff, Alicia; step grandchildren, Jeremy, Cheyenne; four great grandchildren; two nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Donald; sister-in-law, Betty. Funeral service was held September 15th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Ian Harrison officiating. Interment in Middle Stewiacke Cemetery. On-line condolences and donations at www.colchestercommunity.com

SKIDMORE, Kathleen L. “Kathy” – 60, of Halifax and formerly of Amherst, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2011 at Northwood Centre, Halifax. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late Blair and Louise (Tucker) Skidmore. Kathy attended the Bridge Workshop in Amherst for many years. She won numerous medals at the Special Olympics and she loved playing crazy 8’s, dominos and scrabble. She is survived by her sister, Sharron O’Brien, Dartmouth; brothers, Darrell (Heather) and Wayne, all of Fredericton; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by an infant brother, Carmen. Funeral service was held September 22, 2011 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, with Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MacINTYRE, Dexter Allan - 72, Truro, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 19, 2011, at the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Stanley Gordon and Doris (Davidson) McIntyre. Dexter was a former employee of the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission in Truro. He is survived by sons, Christopher (Angie), Onslow Mountain; Timothy (Kelly), Regina; brother, Gerald, Windsor, Ontario; grandchildren, Ryan Christopher, Hilary Jane, Nathan. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Sandra Jane Kell; brother, Bill. Funeral service was held Friday, September 23, 2011 in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street Truro, Reverend Gerald Kerr officiated. Interment was held in Watson Cemetery, East Prince Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

PADMANANTHAN, Dr. Kathir “Pat”, PhD, Bible Hill, departed this world on September 25, 2011 at Shannex, Vimy Court, Bible Hill, N.S.. Born in Jaffna, Ceylon he was the eldest son of the late Mr. & Mrs. V.K. Nathan, Director of Education. His early education was at St. John’s College and he later received his undergraduate degree in Natural Science and Agriculture from the University of Ceylon. He joined the Department of Agriculture in Ceylon as Corps Research Officer and after nine years of service he left Ceylon on a scholarship to do his Masters in statistics at the University of California, Davis. He transferred from Davis to Penn State University to do his PhD and graduated in Genetics and Statistics. He moved to Nova Scotia in 1968 and taught at the Agricultural College as Professor for 20 years and then taught for four years after retirement. He spent his winters in California for a few years and then traveled a lot in the winter and spent the summer enjoying gardening. He was a member of the Golden K and the Gyro Club. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Kamala; son, Dr. Harin (Rina); daughter, Shiromi (Dale) and four grandchildren, Alexandra, Justin, Miranda and Asia. At his request there will be no visitation or funeral. Cremation has taken place. Donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. Special thanks to Dr. Michael Murray and staff at Blanchard Lane, Vimy Court, Bible Hill. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. On-line condolences and donations may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com
 


 

 

September 2011

 

NICHOLS, Lionel – 83, Belmont, passed away on January 31, 2011 in Cedarstone Enhanced Care Facility, Truro. A graveside committal service was held on August 3rd, 2011 in the Belmont Cemetery, Belmont, with Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. The family would like to extend a sincere thank-you to the Victorian Order of Nurses for all of their help in the past. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the IWK Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, or the Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

FORBES, Ronald Walter – 65, of Mactier, Ont. , formerly of Parrsboro passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at the Sudbury Regional Hospital, Sudbury, Ont. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of Bernice (Lewis) Forbes, Parrsboro and the late Walter H. “Bud” Forbes. He is survived by his wife, Irene; a daughter, Charleen Coyle (Jamie); a son, Ely Forbes (Fran); grandchildren, Jeffrey, Matthew, Ricky, Sierra and Stephanie; great-grandchild, Jaelyn; a sister, Gwen; brothers, Darrell, Harlan, Glendon, Stephen; daughter-in-law, Joan; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by a brother, Bruce. Funeral services were held in Mactier on July 18, 2011. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

LINDSAY, Samuel Elwood “Sam” - 86, Onslow Mountain, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday morning, July 24, 2011, at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born March 15, 1925, in Belmont, he was a son of the late Alfred and Pearl (Morrisey) Lindsay. Sam worked at C.I.L. in Onslow until a heart attack on November 5, 1970, forced him to retire. Sam is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Bella Eileen Delaney; children, Duncan (Zoe), Percy, Ricky (Bonita), Gail (Bill) MacKenzie, all of Onslow Mountain; Paul (Barb McNutt), Otterbrook; Madelyn “Maggie” Lindsay (Greg Frizell), Onslow Mountain; grandchildren, Aaron, Stacey, Jeffery, Christina, Katie, Travis, Amy; sisters, Clara Pratt, Elsie Eagles, Truro; brothers, Russell (Anne), Annapolis Valley; Dexter (Barb), Truro; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Johnny. Funeral service was held Thursday, July 28, 2011, in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Larry Harrison officiated. Interment was in Crossroads Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CORBETT, Muriel Emily – 81, Bass River, passed away on Friday, July 29 in Gables Lodge Nursing Home, Amherst. Born in Londonderry, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Annie (Adams) Mattix. Surviving are children, Kathleen Corbett, Oxford and Arthur, Bass River; grandchildren, Jeremy Corbett (Michelle Quin), Scotty Corbett, Bass River and Kattie Corbett, Alberta; two great grandchildren, Addison and Mya; several nieces and nephews. Muriel was predeceased by her husband, Neil Corbett; brothers, William, Arden, Daniel and Douglas. A private graveside service was held Wednesday, August 3 in the Bass River Baptist Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

HAMILTON, Carl Douglas - 81, of Truro, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 29, 2011 at Cedarstone Enhanced Care Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late John and Alice (Webb) Hamilton. He is survived by sons, David (Darlene), Valley; Ralph (Leanne), Calgary; Kevin, Truro; daughter, Cindy Hamilton, Truro; brother, Edsel (Kathryn) Hamilton, Lower Onslow; sisters, Betty (Henry) Sherrard, Montreal; Shirley (Bernard) Shaw, London, On; several grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. He was predeceased by his wife the former Verna MacCallum; a daughter in infancy; brother, Cecil; sister, Ellen; grandson, Trevor Higgins. Graveside service and interment was held Tuesday, August 2, in Terrace Hill Cemetery, Truro, The Rev. Lori Ramsey officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CAVANAGH, Thelma Frances – 81, Truro, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, V. G. Site, Halifax, with her family by her side. Born in Stellarton and raised in Springville, she was a daughter of the late Abraham and Gertrude (Cook) Hennessey. Thelma was a member of the First United Church, Prince Street, Truro. She was former President of the Hillside Girls Club and a former member of the Trenton United Church where she was active in the choir and C. G. I. T. Thelma is survived by her sons, Michael, Calgary, Daniel “Danny” (Shelley), Upper Onslow and Kenneth, East Mountain; five grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; brother, John, Barr Head, AB; step-brother, Gerald Smith, N. B. ; step-sister, Isabel Fields, Truro and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, Charles “Donald” Cavanagh, Thelma was predeceased by sister, Bessie Pollock, brother, Lawrence, step-brother, Alfred Smith; brother-in-law, George Fields. Memorial service was held on August 7 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, N. S. , Rev. Roger Moore officiating with private family interment in Bible Hill Cemetery. On-line condolences and donations at: www.colchestercommunity.com

McLAUGHLIN, Mary Blanche “Nan” - 81, Economy, passed away peacefully, Friday evening, August 5, 2011, in The Mira Long Term Care Centre, Truro. Born August 22, 1929, in Economy, she was a daughter of the late Augustus and Elta (McLellan) McLellan. Mary is survived by her sons, Benjamin (Anne), British Columbia; Miles (Carol), Lower Economy; William (Judy), Robert (Debbie), Economy; Charles, Alberta; Bradford (Holly), Economy; half sisters, Doris Theriault (Norman), Miscou, New Brunswick; Mary May White, Douglastown, New Brunswick; 14 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren. Along with her parents, she was predeceased her husband, Lloyd; sisters, Helen Scott, Barbara Suttis, Kathleen Akerman, Jean in infancy; brother, Donald. Funeral service was held Thursday, August 11, 2011, in Economy United Church, Reverend Don MacQueen officiated. Interment was in Economy Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BURKE-WHITE, Donalda A. – 61, Parrsboro passed away Thursday, August 11, 2011 at Northwood Manor, Halifax. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Bernard and Eleanor (Hemphill) Burke. She was a graduate of the Nova Scotia Teacher’s College. Upon graduation, she taught home economics in Montreal for 5 years. Upon her return to Nova Scotia, she worked at a youth training facility in Halifax for many years. She was a member of the Parrsboro Citizen’s Band, was a dedicated volunteer with the Ship’s Company Theatre, and was an avid gardener. She is survived by her daughter, Angie White, Halifax; her son, Aron White (Christene MacAloney), Halifax; sisters, Brenda Wheaton (Billy), Doreen Wheaton (Lester), Patricia, all of Parrsboro; brother, Paul (Debbie), Mississauga, Ont. ; a granddaughter, Ava White. Funeral service was held August 15, 2011 at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Parrsboro, Father David MacDonald officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Parrsboro Citizen’s Band “Save the Hall” Campaign or to the Leisure and Recreation Programs of Northwood Manor. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CLARK,  Ethel E. - 95, of Advocate Harbour, Cumberland County passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law in Lower Sackville. Born in Advocate Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Neomia (Green) Elliott. She is survived by her husband of 74 years, Earl S. Clark; two sons, Edward K. (Mary), Canning, Kings Co. ; Bruce E. (Sandra), Lower Sackville; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Ethel was an avid quilter and did all kinds of hand-work in her spare time which she shared with many of her friends and family. She was a life-long supporter in the work of the Advocate Baptist Sewing Circle (Emma Dewis Group). Ethel was a life member of the Women’s Missionary Society, a 50 year member of the True Blue Lodge and as well, was a member of the Rebecca Lodge in her community. She was predeceased by her two sisters, Rona McNally in 1996 and Gwendolyn (Hughes) Gordon in 2006. The funeral service was be held August 20, 2011 in the Advocate Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Advocate Cemetery, the Advocate Baptist Church or to a charity of your choice. On-line condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

SPALDING, Francis Lecompte, Jr. - 79, Economy, passed away on August 17, 2011. Born February 29, 1932, in Washington, D.C. to his namesake, a diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service, and Loranda Prochnik, daughter of the Austrian ambassador to the U.S. Fran is survived by his wife, Betty, Economy; sons, Francis (Cindy), Damascus, Maryland; Edward (Huisheng), Windsor Junction; Edgar (Kerry), Middleton, Wisconsin; twin brothers, Edgar “Shelly”, San Josť, Costa Rica; Peter (Carole), Washington, DC; half-brothers, Charles (Patricia), San Josť, Costa Rica; David, Dover, New Hampshire; two grandsons and a step-granddaughter. He was predeceased by sister, Stephanie (Mrs. Efrem) Zimbalist. A remembrance and celebration of life event is to be announced. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LEWIS, Gwendolyn L. “Gwen” – 74, of Lower Five Islands, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Lower Five Islands, she was a daughter of the late Smith and Maude (Brown) Lewis. She is survived by a “special” great niece, Kristyn Walton (Gary Mills), Lower Five Islands; sisters, Betty Walton, Lower Five Islands; Ann Goodwin (Dave), Alberta; Ida Terrio (Eric), Amherst; brothers, Garth (Carol), Springhill; Myles (Dawn), Florida; Veryle (Joyce), Five Islands; Cecil (Pat), Five Islands; nieces and nephews, Annette, Lovett, Rockey, Bliss, Veryle, Crystal Ann, Roxanne, Wyman, Robert, Tiffany, Penny, Angela, Tracey, Derrick; great nieces and nephews, Zach, Sage, Jeremy, Brooke, Emma, Jasmine, Brody, Mia, Amelia, Caitlyn, Emmaline, Chloe, Ryan, Sykora, Maddie; Preslee; great-great nephew, Roland. She was predeceased by sisters, Myrna, Glenda; brothers, Dwight and Smith; brother in law, Wyman Walton; niece, Wanda Lee. Funderal service was held at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Aiugust 20, 2011 with Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the Five Islands Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

FIFE, Murray L. - 72, of West Brook, Cumberland Co. passed away Friday, August 19, 2011 at the Moncton City Hospital. Born in Torbrook Mines, he was the son of the late Murray S. and Wyona (Charlton) Fife. He is survived by his wife, the former Alta Benjamin; a daughter, Cindy Fife (Bill Boyes), Campbell River, B. C. ; sons, Kenneth (Iris), Springhill; Michael (Lora), Lumby, B. C. ; 2 grandsons, Brandan and Nicholas. He was predeceased by a brother, Lloyd. The funeral service was held August 21, 2011 in Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro with Rev. Alan Griffin officiating. Burial in the West Brook Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Southampton United Church or the West Brook Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com 

VERNEY, Robert Andrew “Andy”- 54, Little Dyke, passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, August 20th, 2011 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in East York, Ontario, he was a son of Viola Aylward and the late William Verney. Andy spent his years growing up in Londonderry where he enjoyed playing baseball and attended school until grade 6; then off to Junior High School in Bass River; then to Cobequid Educational Centre in Truro. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Janice (McLellan); daughter, Karen , Halifax; sons, Nathan (Julie Pepin), Halifax, Devon, Truro; brother, Greg (Dawn), Calgary; sisters, Lisa (Lisa White), Calgary, Michelle, Halifax, stepfather, George Aylward, Lower Sackville. He will be especially missed by the family’s pets, General Jim, Ketch and Thor. The family wish to extend a special thank you to Betty Totten, Jerry, Karen and Jenna MacKay for their guidance, love and support during this difficult time. A memorial service was held August 25 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. Interment in Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

OTTERSON, Irene Faye – 69, Crowes Mills, passed away August 21, 2011 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro with her family by her side. Born in Onslow Mountain, she was a daughter of Celia Lynds, Truro and the late Alfred Lynds. Irene worked at Stanfields Ltd. for a number of years. She is survived by her husband, Orville; sons, Greg, Crowes Mills; Casey (Tracey), Hilden; four loving grandchildren, Blake, Brittany, Cameron and Haley; brothers, Donald (Helen), Onslow Mountain; William (Vie), Crowes Mills; Eric (Nancy), Ontario; sisters, Irma Lemmons (Kenny); Rosalie McCallum (Morris); both of North River; Phyllis Wilson (Charles), Bible Hill; Joan McAuley (Warren), Darlene Blaikie (Kerry), both of Lunenburg; Jane Moore (Dave Aldars), Truro. Besides her father, she was predeceased by brothers, Murray, Foster and Robert. No visitation or funeral service by request. A private family graveside service has been held in Belmont. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

McBURNIE, Aubrey Warren - 82, Economy, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 21, 2011, at home, surrounded by his loving wife and family. Born in Economy, he was a son of the late Warren and Clara (Marsh) McBurnie. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Goldie “Parrill” McBurnie; children, Susan Beaver (David), Leonard McBurnie (Diane), Andrew McBurnie, all of Economy, Lisa McBurnie, Glenholme; sister, Mary Krmpotich, Wawa, ON; grandchildren Angie, David, Jennifer, Amber, Ashley; great grandchildren, Joshua, Chloe, Callie, Madison; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son, Charles Aubrey McBurnie; sister, Alice Durning; brothers, Harold and Gordon McBurnie. Funeral service was held Thursday, August 25, 2011, in Economy United Church, Rev. Don MacQueen officiated. Interment was in Economy Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CONWAY, Lillian Ruth – 84, Truro and formerly of Salmon River passed away peacefully, Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at The Mira, Truro. Lillian is survived by her daughters, Linda (Ray), Truro, Susan (Lyle), Londonderry; her sons, Bob (Linda), Hilden, Richard (Doris), Heartlake; grandchildren, Jennifer, Hilden, Lisa, Bass River, Jason, Shubenacadie; six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Bruce; brothers, Frankie and Charles. The family wish to extend a very special thank you to the staff at The Mira for their care and support in the last eleven years. A gathering to celebrate Lillian’s life was held August 28 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

DURANT, Beatrice F. – 69, of Parrsboro passed away Saturday, August 27, 2011 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Elsie (Phinney) Taylor. She is survived by a daughter, Marjorie McCulley (Chris), Parrsboro; sons, Kendell (Gail), Parrsboro; Larry (Annette), Nampa, Alberta; Mark (Kim), Parrsboro; brothers, Allan (Shane); Gary; Cleveland, all of Parrsboro; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard in 1988; a grandson, Gary; a sister, Jean Spencer; brothers, Roland, Robert, Verland, Gerald, Fred, Ralph, Lawrence. Funeral service was held September 1, 2011 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 


 

 

August 2011

 

WILLIGAR, Florence K. – 97, of Parrsboro and Amherst passed away Thursday, June 30, 2011 at Gables Lodge in Amherst. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Janie (Sears) Kendrick. She is survived by a daughter, Patricia “Pat” Gouchie, Amherst; a sister, Josephine Yorke, Elliott Lake, Ont.; 3 grandchildren, Jeffrey Gouchie, Amherst; Jennifer Gouchie, Moncton; Janice Landry (Greg), Amherst; 7 great-grandchildren, Justin Landry, Samantha Landry, Colton Dempsey, Amelia Gouchie, Brandon Dempsey, Natasha Gouchie, Tyler Landry; daughter-in-law, Florence, Glace Bay; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Capt. Karl Willigar; a son, Carl “Corky”; son in law, Earl J. Gouchie; several sisters and brothers. Funeral was held Monday July 4, 2011 at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Parrsboro, Father David MacDonald officiating. Burial in St. George’s Cemetery, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

SAMAD, Dr. Ahmad, Truro, Nova Scotia passed away Friday, July 1st, 2011 in St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, where he had been hospitalized since April 21st, 2011. He died, as he led his life, with dignity. Cancer and acute renal failure led to his demise, and he faced both illnesses with tremendous courage. He was a gentleman, beloved of all who knew him for his intelligence, vision, compassion and humour. Ahmad was born August 23rd, 1924 in Peshawar, Pakistan, eldest son of Dr. Abdul and Bilquis (Begum) Samad. He was the first Ophthalmic Surgeon east of Montreal to perform Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery for cataract patients, which is now common practice. Ahmad worked till age 81. After his retirement, he divided his time between Truro and Vancouver. He is survived by wife Jeannie (Scott) of Truro, sons, Kamran Samad, Dr. Imran Samad (Joanne), Dr. Osman Samad (Seemi) all of Vancouver, Dr. Arif Samad, Halifax, daughter, Rubina Khair of Islamabad, Pakistan, grandchildren, Idris, Ilyas, Isa, Aliya, Owais all of Vancouver. He is also survived by stepdaughter, Mona of Londonderry, father-in-law, Shepard Scott of Sutherland's Lake and brother-in-law, Kevin Scott (Sylvia) of Debert. Beloved of his sisters, Surraya Hameedullah, Jamila Khair, brothers, Gen. Afzal Samad (Qudsia), Capt. Masood (Azra) all of Pakistan. Cherished by many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his first wife and mother of his children, Wasima Begum. A Muslim ceremony was held on July 3rd in Vancouver, and burial took place on July 9th at the Muslim Cemetery, 533 Pictou Road, Bible Hill. Following the burial, friends and former patients are invited to join the family at a reception at the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

CLARK, Earl Douglas “Dougie” – 77, passed away July 3, 2011 at Colchester Regional Hospital in Truro. Born April 14, 1934 in Great Village, he was a son of the late George and Thelma (Redden) Clark. He is survived by his three children, Nancy (Ron) Baillie, Bible Hill; Kelly Seeton, Harmony, Tim Clark (Shelley Chown), Kemptown. He is also survived by his former wife, Georgina Delaney, Truro; grandchildren Scott (Stephanie Beaton) Baillie, and Trevor Baillie, Amy and Sarah Seeton, Shelley’s son Michael, and his only great-grandchild, Drew Baillie; brothers, Walter (Edna), Lloyd (Carol), Brian (Cathy), Carl (Jackie), Robin, half brother Sandy; sisters, Marie Weatherbee and Linda (George) Boyce. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Ronnie, George-Neil, Gene, and 2 brothers in infancy. Dougie worked at the Nova Scotia Teachers College in Truro from 1976 – 1994 and at Ryan’s IGA Truro for many years. He loved horse races, and was an avid bowler. Dad always kept his sense of humor and enjoyed life. He especially loved his trips to Kingston with Walter and Edna. Cremation has taken place and no service by request. A celebration of Dad’s life was held July 6th at Colchester Community Funeral home 512 Willow Street, Truro NS. On line condolences and donations to the Canadian Cancer Society may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com 

PERRY, Clyde E. - 69, of Parrsboro passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at the Moncton City Hospital with his wife, Bev at his side. Born in Collingwood, he was a son of the late Edgar and Bertha (McCarthur) Perry. Clyde operated Perry’s Esso in Parrsboro for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Parrsboro Lions Club for 42 years. Clyde enjoyed many sports but in particular he loved golf. He is survived by his wife, the former Beverly Paris; a daughter, Charlene Smith (Matt), Parrsboro; a son, Richard (Tanya Allen), Calgary; sisters, Greta Wood (Gary), Kolbec; Geraldine Stevens (Glendon), Collingwood; brother, Blaine (Audrey), Parrsboro; grandchildren, Brianna, Colton and Kylee Smith; Gabriella Hacault-Perry and Tiah Allen-Perry; several nieces and nephews. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to the Parrsboro Lions Club. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

DICKIE – Janet Sara Dickie of Brooks, Alberta, beloved wife of the late Ray Dickie, passed away peacefully in Calgary on July 6th, 2011 at the age of 92 years. Janet was born to John & Barbara (Walker) Phillips in Calgary on July 19th, 1918. She moved with her family to South Tilley, New Brunswick and then to Margaree Valley, Nova Scotia where Janet received her schooling. Janet attended Normal School for teachers in Truro, Nova Scotia and taught school for several years before marrying Ray in 1942. They resided in Little Bass River, Nova Scotia for over 30 years, where they raised their family and Mum resumed her teaching career. Mum taught school for 26 years in Nova Scotia before retiring at the age of 60. She and Dad moved to Brooks permanently in 1990. Mum loved her family, travelling, reading, handwork and learning. Mum will be remembered for her love and devotion for her family, her thoughtful and giving nature and her quiet strength. She was predeceased by an infant daughter Janet Susan, husband Ray, three brothers and one sister. Mum is survived by her loving family of 5 children, Brian and his wife Anne of Calgary, Wendy Gongal and her husband Karl of Duchess, Betty Lou Mercer and her husband Jim of Strathmore, Gordon and his wife Lynn of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and John and his wife Maggie of Burlington, Ontario; 12 grandchildren Heather Sherry, Karen (Chris) Monner, Greg (Glynis) Dickie, Susan Gongal, Lisa (Vince) Callas, Patricia Gongal, Teresa Gongal, Alison Mercer, Jim Mercer Jr, Caroline Dickie, Colleen Dickie, Laura Hinds; 8 great grandchildren; sister Babs Phillips and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 13th at 2:00 PM from Smith Memorial Chapel, 204 – 3rd Avenue West, Brooks. Rev. George Edmonds officiating. Interment to follow at Brooks Cemetery. In memory of Janet, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to Brooks and District Health Foundation, Bag 300, Brooks, Alberta T1R 1B3. Funeral arrangements in care of SMITH FUNERAL HOME, BROOKS. Telephone 403-362-4636.

RUSHTON, Mildred Mae - 78, Bass River, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2011 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Londonderry, she was a daughter of the late Perley and Anna (Fisher) Cooke. She is survived by daughters, Barbara Burns (Robert), and Nora Faulkner (Chesley), both of Bass River; sons, Vernon (Joyce), Londonderry, Layton, Portapique, Darrell (Lisa), Masstown; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Ralph Cooke (Elizabeth), Lornevale, Kenneth Cooke, Pickering, ON; sister, Mrs. Phyllis MacLean, Londonderry; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Bamford Rushton; sister, Muriel; great-grandson, Gregory C. Tanner. Funeral service was held Thursday July 14, 2011, in Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. A private family interment followed. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

McNUTT, Allan Ralph - 63, Upper North River, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 11, 2011 at home, surrounded by his loving wife and family. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Elwood and Mary (McLean) McNutt. Allan was a former employee with the Department of Transportation as a heavy duty mechanic. He loved fishing and tinkering in his garage and garden. He is survived by his wife the former Leona Verta Huey; son, John (Tracey) McNutt, Debert; daughter, Angie McNutt, North River; sisters, Carol (Edwin) MacQuarrie, Susan McNutt, Jean (Doug) Frizzell, brother, David McNutt, all of the North River area; grandson, Alexander John “AJ”; granddaughter, Charley Jean; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters in infancy. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Allan’s life was held on Sunday afternoon, July 17, 2011, at the home of Allan and Leona. Interment will be held at a later date in the Blackmore Memorial Cemetery, Upper North River. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MacPHEE, Donald Franklin – “80”, Belmont. It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we his children announce his passing on July 12, 2011 at his home. Born April 20, 1931, he was a son of the late Frank Augustis and Laura Jean (Crowell) MacPhee. Dad was the patriarch of our family. Dad enjoyed his life in Belmont where he worked as owner of a meat shop. He was also a carpenter foreman for B. O. Robichaud and Sons Contracting until his retirement. Don is survived by his children, Donnie MacPhee, Donna Bowman, Debbie Lindsay, Betty Simms, Bev Beaton, Cathy Fisher, Parker MacPhee; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Percy MacPhee; sister, Yulla Weatherbee. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife, Shirley Joan (Shearer); daughter, Shirley Joan MacPhee; son-in-law, Tony Beaton; two grandsons; brothers, Gerald Bruce, Alfred Augustis; sisters, Sharon McNutt, Edna O’Connell, Olive Mae. Funeral service was held July 16 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. Interment in Belmont Cemetery. Don’s children would like to thank Cindy and Dr. Berghuis for their personal touch and the Colchester Community Funeral Home for their sympathy and understanding in our time of need. On-line condolences and donations at www.colchestercommunity.com

LARGE, Violet Lillian - 79, Lower Truro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday morning, July 16, 2011, at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born April 27, 1932, in Economy, she was a daughter of the late Laverne and Marjorie (Elliott) Perry. She was an adherent of Old Barns United Church. Violet is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, William Allen Large; step-daughters, Louise Gill, Betty Russell, Ontario; sister, Barbara Gorman, Truro; brothers, Elson (Mary) Perry, Bible Hill; Wilfred (Isabel) Perry, Truro; sister-in-law, Leota Perry, Bible Hill; three step grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Annie Ida and Linda Joyce, in infancy; Marie Yorke; brother, Malcolm Perry. Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Ian Harrison officiated. Private family interment was in Old Barns Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CONGDON, Kenneth Waldo “Kenny” - 86, Great Village, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday afternoon, July 17, 2011, at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born July 26, 1924, in Great Village, he was a son of the late James and Elizabeth (Johnson) Congdon. Kenny is survived by his children, Gregory (Karen), Aulac, New Brunswick; Douglas (Judy), Keith (Margaret), Great Village; Dianne (Gordie) Forshner, Enfield; grandchildren, Ainsley, Holly, Erin, Megan, Devon, Christopher, Danica, Caitlin, Tyler, Michael, Ciara; great granddaughters, Danica and Brianna; sister, Frances Cobham, Saint John, New Brunswick; sisters-in-law, Helen Congdon, Truro; Jean Schaschl, Amherst; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Audrey Anita Gordon (2010); son, Alan; sister, Muriel Bartlett; brothers, John, Robert, Donald. Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at Saint James United Church, 47 Great Village Lornevale Road, Great Village, Reverend Richard Meredith officiated. Interment was in Mahon Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GAMBLE, Florence Beatrice – 84, Debert, passed away Monday, July 18, 2011 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Wentworth, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Lettie Hughes of Londonderry. She is survived by sons, Aubrey (Christine), Lower Onslow, Michael (Kimberly), Peace River, Alta.; daughters, Carol (William) Pictou, Thelma (Murray) Alexander, both of Debert; sisters, Elizabeth Hiltz, Chester Basin, Muriel Hughes and Bernice Hughes, both of Halifax. Mom was blessed with six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren who gave her much joy and many smiles. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by husband, Carl; infant daughter, Judith; sister, Marian Jennings; brother, Lewis Hughes. To allow time for all family members to come home, funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 27th at 2:00 pm with visitation preceding the service on Wednesday from 1-2 pm in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Don MacQueen officiating. Reception following the service. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Londonderry. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

OGDEN, Charles Vernon - 78, Truro Heights and Tarpon Springs, Florida, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday morning, July 19, 2011, at his home in Tarpon Springs. Born December 22, 1932, in Moncton, New Brunswick, he was a son of the late Charles, Sr. and Florence (Keith) Ogden. Charles and his deceased wife Gerry owned and operated the Canadian Tire Store in Truro for 25 years and also started the Canadian Tire Store in Yarmouth. Charles is survived by his second wife, Gail Ogden; children, Stephen (Debbie), Dartmouth; Linda (Gary) Smith, Yarmouth; Blaine (Karen), Truro Heights; Robie (Joyce Patriquin), Waverley; Sherry (Larry) Davis, Ontario; sisters, Elayne Ayles, Leona LeBlanc, Lynn Ogden; sisters-in-law, Joyce Ogden, Elizabeth Ogden, Ruth Ogden, all of Moncton; brother-in-law, Louis LeBlanc, Montreal; 13 grandchildren; one great grandson; several nieces and nephews; Gail’s children, Kimberly Hill, Mississippi; Christopher Lyth, Virginia. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Geraldine “Gerry” (DeLucry) Ogden; sisters, Eileen Ogden, Veda Ogden; brothers, Morris Ogden, Arnold Ogden, Ted Ogden. Funeral service was held Saturday, July 25, 2011, at Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Interment was in Robie Street Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LeBLANC, Raymond Joseph – 81, Lower Harmony, Colchester County, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on July 21, 2011 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born March 19, 1930 in Dieppe, New Brunswick, he was a son of the late William and Lucy (LeBlanc) LeBlanc. Raymond worked for the CNR for 36 years (1950-1986) and was active in community service all of his life. He was a life long member of the Salmon River Fire Brigade, a recipient of The Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal awarded by the Governor General of Canada. He was recognized by The Canadian Red Cross for his commitment to the blood donor program and received an Award of Service from The Navy League of Canada. He was President of the Emerson Club CN Pensioners, and a member of the Truro Legion, Branch 26. Raymond is survived by his son, William “Bill” (Sharon), Truro; daughters, Joanne (Bruce MacEachern), Halifax, Sherri (Perry) Richard, Lower Harmony, Betty Joy, Vancouver, B.C., Michele (John Totten), Debert; brothers, Roger (Doris) Bible Hill, Gerald (Joan) Hanmer, Ont.; sisters, Lorraine (Albert) Legrand, Quebec, Doris Mazurek, New Mexico, Jackie (Jack) Swift, Truro, Pat (Joe) Toole, Brookfield; grandchildren, Andrea, Brent, Dylan, Kelsey, Josh, Drew, Luc and Raymond’s dear friend, Kathryn MacEachern. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 50 years, Pearl V. (Smith); brothers, Ivan, Rene “Bebe”, Laurie. Funeral service was held July 25th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. On-line condolences and donations at www.colchestercommunity.com

HARNISH, Kenneth “Kenny” Edward, 53, Onslow Mountain, passed away at home on July 22, 2011. Born in Truro he was the son of the late James and Barbara (Andrews) Harnish. Kenny was always young at heart. In his early years he worked as a weaver at Polymer International. He is survived by his loving wife, Heather (Wile); daughter, Tiffany (Kyle Turner) Harnish, Belmont; sisters, Debbie (Francis) Ledwedge, Enfield, Wendy (Charlie Crombe) MacDonell, Shubenacadie, Mona (Reg) Bowser, North Port, Susan (Kurk Hatrick) Harnish, Shubenacadie; brother, David (Bonnie), Bible Hill; grandchildren, Courtney, Mitchell, Kiersten Cummer; many in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service was held July 26th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Pastor Paul Vanderkooy officiating. Interment in Belmont Cemetery. On-line condolences and donations may be made to: www.colchestercommunity.com

WILCOX, James Cecil -75, of Parrsboro, Passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011 at South Cumberland Community Care Center, Parrsboro. Born in West Bay, Cumberland County, he was the son of the late Georgie Wilcox Myers. He is survived by his wife Mary Hirtle Wilcox, a son Darrell (Glenda); step granddaughter Chantal, brother Gerald (Patricia) Myers, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister Doris Ward, and her husband Ronald, Brothers Banford and Calvin. A private family service will be held at a later date. Donations to South Cumberland community Care Center, V.O.N., or Charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com
 


 

July 2011

 

COROCORAN, Jane – 82, of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on May 28, 2011 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, she was the youngest child of the late Mayford and Edith (Harrington) Phinney. She was a care provider at several nursing homes for many years. She is survived by daughters, Alexis (Paul Matthews), Dartmouth; Shannon Oulton, Dartmouth; Wendy Blenkhorn (Stanford), Parrsboro; Jocelyn (Ed King), Burns Lake, BC; sons, Lynn, Halifax; Randy, Parrsboro; Patrick, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Heidi Blenkhorn, Amanda MacLeod, Ben Blenkhorn; Joseph and Daniel Uttaro; Krista and Alyson Corcoran; Alicia Pettis; great-grandchildren, Savannah, Carter, Molly. She was predeceased by sisters, Kathleen, Gertrude, Ruth, Rebecca, Geraldine; brothers, Mike, Dennis, Marshall, Wylie. Funeral was held May 31, 2011 at St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


SWAN, Joyce Lorraine - 56, Debert, passed away suddenly Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at her home as the result of heart complications. Born April 27, 1955, in Antigonish, she was a daughter of Catherine Louise (Cass) Swan and the late Arnold Swan. Along with her mother, Joyce is survived by her spouse, Randall “Randy” Brooks; daughter, Meghan O’Brien; sister, Audrey; aunts, Peggy, Ann, Hazel, Dolly; uncle, George Swan; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friend, Debbie. A graveside funeral service was held Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Crossroads Cemetery, 110 Salmon River Road, Valley. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

PASH, Frances Lillian (Porter)- 91, Truro. Our loving mother passed away June 2, 2011 in Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro with her loving family by her side. Born in Masstown, she was the eldest daughter of the late George and Mary (Putnam) Porter. Left to mourn with loving and fond memories are sons; Darrell, Waskatenau, Alta., Bob, Debert; daughters, Marilyn (Doug) Benjamin, Rothesay, N.B., Norine (Calvin) Trenholm, Surrey, B.C.; sister, Joyce (Don) Goodspeed, Truro; brother, Donald Porter, Lower Onslow; sister-in-law, Dawn Porter, Truro; 13 grandchildren and step-grandchildren; a number of great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest; a young son, “little Glennie”; foster brother, Jack Vaughan; brothers, Arthur and John Porter; sister, Dorothy Rice. A Celebration of Life Service was held Wednesday, June 22nd in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Lois Bartlett officiating. Interment in Folly Village Cemetery. The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation for the exceptional care and support of her caregivers at Cedarstone Enhanced Care.

DESCHAMPS, Eileen (Crewe) Waugh, 79, Truro, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 4, 2011 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Dawson’s Cove, Newfoundland on October 14, 1931. Beloved daughter of the late Albert and Annie (Blagdon) Crewe. Eileen was a former employee of K-Mart, Truro as well as Sobeys in Antigonish. She enjoyed cooking and sharing with family and friends. Our Mom loved to laugh and had a great sense of humor. She was the beloved mother of Harry (Lucy) Waugh, Ontario, Charlie (Lynn) Waugh, Beverly Cutten, Karen Gero, Anthony (Karen) Waugh, Jackie Groves, Jane (Paul) Makinen, all of Truro, Robert (Lana) Waugh, Florida, Howard Waugh, Wentworth, Peter Waugh, Dartmouth; 18 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Len (Audrey) Crewe, Wentworth; sisters, Meta and Isabelle, B.C.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Roger DesChamps; daughter, Barb McLean. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held June 8 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, with Rev. Kaj Binderup officiating. On-line condolences at: www.colchestercommunity.com

FIELD, Louis R. – 64, of Parrsboro passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011 at home. Born in Parrsboro, he was the son of the late Elmer and Doris (Allen) Field. He was employed as a painter and longshoreman. He is survived by sisters, Jewell Melanson (James), Springhill; Norma Hamel, Parrsboro; a brother, David, Parrsboro; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters Ruth Barnes, and Lillian Hamel; a brother, Elmer. Funeral was held June 7th at the Parrsboro Baptist Church, with Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Parrsboro Baptist Church or the GOVRC Workshop, Springhill. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 


 

June 2011

 

JENNINGS, Kenneth Raymond “Ken” - 81, Debert Court, Debert, passed away peacefully, April 4, 2011, at the home. Born August 26, 1929, in Masstown, he was a son of the late Carl and Margaret (Fletcher) Jennings. Ken was a member of Masstown United Church. He worked with various construction companies over the years with Latimer Construction and Dillman’s Construction being the longest. He enjoyed a good game of 45s and loved to dance; many will remember seeing him and Elizabeth at the Saturday night dances. Ken is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Elizabeth Ann Marie (MacIntosh); sons, Mark (Susan), Lower Debert; Allan, Dartmouth; grandsons, Jeramy “Shammy” and Travis “Skipper”; sisters, Eleanor Teed, Truro; Grace (Wayne) Lynds, Debert; Doris (Keith) Spencer, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Ross Jennings; brother, Arnold Jennings. Funeral service was held Friday, April 8, 2011, in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Don MacQueen officiated. Interment followed in Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LOCKE, Barbara Joan - 80, Brookfield, passed away peacefully on April 9th, 2011 at the Colchester Regional Hospital Truro. She was born in Truro, January 10, 1931, daughter of the late Everett and Ora (Burrows) Dillman. She attended school in Brookfield and the Colchester County Academy, Truro. She worked as a bookkeeper at the Farmer’s Co-Op in Brookfield for a few years and in 1951 married Rev. Frank Locke, a Baptist minister, also from Brookfield. She leaves to mourn besides her husband of 59 years, her sons, Kenneth of Port Elgin, ON; Peter, wife Mary and their daughters, Tiffany, Marissa and Siobhan, Ottawa; Evan, wife Clare and their daughter, Olivia, Porters Lake; David, wife Kristin and their sons, Ian and Elliot, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; brothers-in-law, Don Locke, Glen (Shirley) Locke, Keith (Eldora) Locke; sister-in-law, Ruth (Leon) Colburne; aunt Geraldine (Victor) Burrows; and many cousins, nephews and nieces. Funeral service was held Monday, April 11, 2011, in Brookfield Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Eric MacKinnon and assisted by Rev. Jack Palmer. Family committal service followed in Brookfield Eastside Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

NEIL, Elizabeth Jean - 93, formerly of Economy, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, April 24, 2011, at Willow Lodge Home for Special Care, Tatamagouche. Born September 15, 1917, in Economy Point, she was a daughter of the late Alton and Sylvia (Morrison) Currie. In earlier years, Jean attended Economy United Church and enjoyed quilting with the ladies groups there. Jean is survived by her son, Benjamin Neil; daughters, Dianne (William) Chyzyk, Kathleen Phillips, Patricia (Michael) Bennett; grandchildren, Joseph, Keith, Patricia, Matthew, Katlynn; great granddaughter, Danika; sisters, Juanita Elliott, Viola Olsen; brother, Gordon Currie; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Benjamin Leonard Neil; son, Douglas; sisters, Susan Tornrose, Agnes MacIsaac, Edna Newcombe, Georgie Wyconch, Dorothy Rutherford, Clara MacDougall; brothers, Stewart Currie, Frank Currie, Howard Currie. Special thanks are extended to the wonderful staff at Willow Lodge for taking such great care of Jean and her family over the past number of years. Funeral service was held Thursday, April 28, 2011, in Economy United Church, Highway 2, Economy, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Interment was held in Economy Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

McNUTT, Ronald Lawrence – 79, Upper Onslow. It is with heavy hearts the family announce the passing of their loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather on Monday, April 25, 2011 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Lee and Edith (MacKenzie) McNutt. He is survived by children, Gwen (Jim) Spence, Truro, Jill (Colin) Janes, MacCallum Settlement, Cheryl Reade, Bruce (Kathryn), both of Upper Onslow, Todd (Cynthia), Friendsville, PA., Brad (Krista), Onslow Mountain; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers, Harry (Vivian), Harmony, Dan (Joan), Truro; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Rex, Max, Angus and John in infancy; sisters, Lena Terry, Bessie MacKenzie, Ella Whidden. A memorial service was held April 28 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Natalie Buchanan-Rutherford officiating. Interment in Aenon Cemetery, North River. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

GONZALES, Claude - 85, Belmont passed away suddenly at home April 27, 2011. He was born in Victoria, Cuba. Claude served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 21 years. He was a hard worker on his farm, enjoyed the outdoors and cooking for his family and friends. His special loves were his wife, children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Elfrede (Romahn); daughters, Jennifer (Terry) George, Oromocto, NB, Beth (Robert) Gonzales-Moser, Queensbury, NB; six grandchildren; sister, Manuela, Florida; brother, John, New York. He was predeceased by his parents and his son, John D. Gonzales. A special time of remembrance was held May 3rd beginning with a Royal Canadian Legion Tribute Service Interment will follow in Belmont Cemetery. On-line condolences and donations may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

BABINEAU, Wade James – 55, Bible Hill passed away April 28, 2011 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of Joyce Babineau and the late Gerald Babineau. He is survived by his son, Jesse, Truro; grandson, Brennen, Truro; brothers, David, North River, Peter (Alane), Belmont; sister, Nancy (Stephen) Fisher, Green Oaks. Cremation has taken place. A farewell memorial service wias held at the Truro Alliance Church, 29 Philip Street, Truro on May 5 with Pastor Scott Penner officiating. Donations in his memory may be made to Teen Challenge Atlantic, P.O. Box 911, Moncton, NB E1C 8N8, ph. # 1-800-965-7170 On-line condolences and donations may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

FLEMING, Glenn Alden - 89, Truro, Colchester County, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011 in the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Belmont, he was the son of the late Lorne and Nettie (Lynds) Fleming. Until his retirement, Glenn was a long time employee of Rushton’s Service Station having provided faithful service for over 40 years. Glenn was a long time lover of old time music. Playing his fiddle was his life long passion and he will certainly be missed by his fellow musicians. He was also a long time member of the Canadian Order of Foresters. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Nellie MacMillian; brothers Ellis, Ernest, Ira, Reginald; sisters Grace (Johnson) and Dorothy (Tkaczyk). He is survived by his long time friend and companion Ella Purdy, and numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held Friday, May 6, 2011, in Camden Cemetery, Camden, Dr. Brian Ross officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

SHIPLEY, Beverley Lois Margaret (Henley) - Central Onslow, passed away peacefully, in the presence of family and loved ones, at the Halifax Infirmary on Friday, May 6, 2011, at the age of 59. Born on March 20, 1952, in Springhill, she was the daughter of the late Harold Albert Henley and Dorothy Lois (Wilson) Gauvin, and step-daughter of Oscar Gauvin. Beverley was predeceased by her mother, Dorothy Gauvin; her father, Harold Henley; step-father, Oscar Gauvin; brother, John (Jackie) Henley. She is survived by her brothers, Winston (Judy) Henley, Yukon Territory; Eugene Henley, Sudbury, Ontario; David (Mary) Henley, Mount Pleasant, Cumberland County; Douglas Henley Amherst; Al Henley, Kolbec, Cumberland County; aunts and uncles, Alice May (Leslie) Boyles, Jean Henley, Amherst; Ruby Pettigrew, Oxford; Helen Wilson, Westphal; Ron Henley, Cumberland County; son, Allan Henley (Karen Killawee); stepchildren, Rose (Vernon) Findlay, John (Krista), Crystal Shipley (Donald McNutt); her companion, Bill Tucker; his mother, Ruth Tucker; his daughter, Samantha. Last but not least, she was survived by her beloved grandchildren, Victoria, Stephanie, Kelsey, Tyler and Zachary Shipley, Luke and Kate Henley, Donald and Paula McNutt, Pamela and Neil Findlay, all of Truro. Funeral service was held Monday, May 9, 2011, in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private family interment was be held in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Oxford. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

TIMMONS, Georgina “Margaret” (Downing) – 100, Truro passed away peacefully on May 10, 2011 in Meadowland Villa, Truro. Born in Belmont, she was a daughter of the late George and Nina (Roode) Downing. Margaret enjoyed a wonderful life working with her husband in the bakery business during the 50’s and 60’s. Margaret is survived by daughters, Lorraine (John) Sullivan, Truro, June Bates, Halifax, Beverly (Russell) Bradley, Shortt’s Lake; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband of 75 years, John Wesley; daughter, Joyce Knight; grandsons, Gregory Bates and James Hanes; sister, Bessie Pratt; brothers, Charles, Francis and Ronald. Funeral service was held Monday, May 16th in St. Andrew’s United Church, 55 King Street, Truro with Rev. Sue King-Darby officiating. Interment in Belmont Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where condolences and donations may be made on-line at www.colchestercommunity.com

ADAMS, Elda Rose (Eagles) - 58, Londonderry. Gone suddenly and much too soon, the anchor of our family is survived by her husband of 37 years, David Sr.; daughter, Theresa Adams (Frederick Beazley); son, David Jr. (Amanda) Adams; cherished grandchildren, Erik, Ethan, Hunter, Kaelyn; brothers, Myles (Maureen) and Morris (Eileen) Eagles; numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Devoted to her family, Elda spent her life looking after others. She was predeceased by her beloved parents, Mildred (Rushton) and Percy Ralph; mother, Thelma (Rushton) Eagles; brother, Timmy. Known as someone who never sat still, Elda was looking forward to her retirement with David and her grandchildren. She had been a long term employee at Nyestone Chemicals and most recently she had enjoyed working with the Wynn Park Villa family. A celebration of Elda’s life was held Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Londonderry Community Centre. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

REDMOND, Douglas S. – 74, of Linacy, Pictou County passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011 at home. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Whitney and Effie (White) Redmond. He was a retired miner and welder, having been employed in the west and in the north for many years. Upon his return to Nova Scotia, he worked at the Pictou Ship Yard. He is survived by a daughter, Brenda, Calgary, Alta.; sons, Robert, Victoria, B.C.; Charles “Chuck”, Calgary, Alta.; sisters, Hazel “Dolly” Henwood, Cole Harbour; Catherine Meredith, Parrsboro; brothers, Aubrey, Port Burwell, Ont.; Richard (Shirley), Oil Springs, Ont.; Charles (Marie), Linacy; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Glenda; a son, Larry; brothers, George; Stanley in infancy. Graveside service was held on May 30, 2011 at Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery, Pastor Philip Scott officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

STARRITT, Edith Buryl (Willigar/Brown) - 93, Little Bass River, passed away peacefully, with her daughter, Ruth, and son-in-law, Donald, at her side, on Monday morning, May 23, 2011, at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born April 1, 1918, on the homestead on Brown Road, Upper Economy, she was the youngest daughter of the late Harvey and Florence (Langille) Brown. Edith is survived by her daughter, Ruth (Donald) Meek, Deland, Florida; sister, Margaret Oxner, Halifax; grandchildren, Donald Meek Jr. (Jennifer Kimball), Vermont; Norma Jean Willigar, Deborah Dowker, Shawn Willigar, Amanda Willigar, all of Ontario; great grandchildren, Samantha Meek, Florida; Timothy Meek, Vermont; sisters-in-law, Agnes Brown, Halifax; Joyce Harper, Ontario; nieces, Bonita Oxner, Shelly (Oxner) Crowell, Halifax; Glenda (Donald) Cock, Great Village, her “winter home niece”; Barbara (Elliott) Starritt, Bass River; nephews, Donald Elliott, Lower Sackville; James Harvey Brown, Donald Brown, Danny Brown, Halifax; Douglas Brown, Colchester County; great niece and nephew, Karen Brown and Richard Brown, Ontario; good friends, Vivian Rutherford, Jean Corbet, Ted Smith. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Percy Willigar; second husband, Walter Starritt; son, Everett Willigar; sister, Doris (Llewelyn) Elliott; brothers, Lawson Brown, James Brown, Ralph Brown. Funeral service was held Sunday, May 29, 2011, in Riverside United Church, 5577 Highway 2, Bass River, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Interment was in Bass River Baptist Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

 


 

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