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December 2012

MURPHY, John Edward - 91, Debert. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved father, husband, grandfather, and great-grandfather on October 24, 2012, surrounded by his family at home. Born in Lameline, Newfoundland, on February 16, 1921, he was a son of the late Peter and Suzanne (Benteau) Murphy. John is survived by his wife of 66-years, the former Lillian Annie Hinchcliffe; brother, Adrian Murphy; step-brother, Tommy Nordkap; daughters, Linda Eagles (Kelly), Nancy Morphet (Dewayne), Margie Nichols, Jessie Cornelius (Ken), Sandra Murphy (Drew); sons, Peter (Shelley), John Michael (Jan), Paul (Wendy); 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.He was predeceased by a twin brother Michael, brothers Placid, Eugene; sister Paulette; infant granddaughter Jill. A celebration of John’s life was held Sunday, October 28, 2012, in Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. A private family interment will take place at a later date in the Main Road Cemetery, Debert. Full obituary and condolences at:  www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MOSHER, Stanley Ivan "Bud" - 86, Truro, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late George and Minnie (Crouse) Mosher. He is survived by son, Mark (Susan) Mosher, Debert; brother, Karl Mosher, Debert; sister, Elaine (Gerald) Whitman, Shubenacadie; grandchildren, Josh (Heather), Natasha, Rob, Lisa; 5 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife the former Joyce McCully; daughter, Leah Ann; sister, Margaret. Funeral service was held Saturday, November 3, 2012, in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Kym Burke-Cole officiated. Interment was held in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. Full obituaries and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WHIDDEN, Gladys Evelyn – 96, Central Onslow, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Friday Morning, November 2, 2012. Born December 29, 1915 in Nether Wallop, Hampshire, England, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Louisa (Canning) Hawkins. In 1945 Gladys arrived in Halifax as a war bride, where she then settled in Central Onslow. She enjoyed camping and fishing with her husband and family. She is survived by her loving children John Whidden, Kemptown; daughter Shirley (Robert) Hall, Greenfield; loving grandchildren Gloria Nelson (Ricky Fleck), Kim (Richard) Keizer, Susan Whidden (Jodie), Rodney Whidden, Troy Whidden; very loving great-grandchildren Stephanie (Godfrey), Mychal (Brandon), Bailee, Mya, Dennis, Jennifer, Corey, Alexis; extended family Denise Hall (Rick Munro), Lorenda (Joe) Harper, Brittany, Jason and special friend Cathy Blaikie. Along with her parents she was predeceased by her soul mate and husband Gordon, brother Walley, grandson Stephen and daughter in-law Nancy. At her request no visitation will be held. A private family gathering will take place at her home. Arrangements are entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

ALEXANDER, Mary "Ellen" Moffatt (Murray) – 92, Masstown. We the family of Mary Ellen Moffatt Alexander (Murray) regret to announce the passing of our loving Mum on Sunday, November 4, 2012 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, with her family at her side. Born in Bonnie, Edinburgh, Scotland, February 16, 1920, she was a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Murray and loving wife of the late Angus Alexander. Ellen and Angus met in Scotland during the war and were married November 6, 1943 before arriving in Canada at Pier 21 in Halifax aboard the "Aquatania" with bonnie lass Elizabeth in tow. She is lovingly survived by her children, Elizabeth (Ralph), Judy, John (Peggy), Beverly (Gordon), Murray (Thelma), Caroline (Ronnie), Darlene (Mike) and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews in Canada and bonnie Scotland. Also survived by sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Ileen Alexander, Betty Crossman, Glenda Young, Eileen Giddens and Ken Smith. She was predeceased by her grand-daughter, Tina Marie Blair, step-grandson, Lenny Irving, son-in-law, Peter Beazley. Ellen worked at the Masstown Market for many years beginning in 1972 and made numerous friends within the community and was loved by many. Funeral service was held November 9, 2012 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, Pastor Bill Martin officiating. Interment in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. Donations in her memory may be made to The War Amps or a charity of choice. On-line condolences and donations at: www.colchestercommunity.com.

FERDINAND, Carson Leon - It is with broken hearts, we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved angel Carson Leon Ferdinand on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at the Colchester Regional Hospital Truro. Born on December 30, 1940, Londonderry, Nova Scotia, he was the son of the late Charles and Grace (Rushton) Ferdinand of Westchester Station. Carson is survived by his best friend and soul mate, Jackie (Walsh); his loving children, Michelle (Scott), Kentville; David (Robin), Fredericton; Darren (Michelle), Truro; and Jaclyn (Tony) Hendsbee, Truro; his ten precious grandchildren, Paige, Brett, Madeline, Blake, Matthew, Carson, Shea, Payton, Luke and Raylee; his sister, Brenda (Jim) Fisher, Hilden; his sister-in-law, Polly Ferdinand, Westchester Station, along with many nieces and nephews and close family members. He was predeceased by his brothers, Willis and Winston and his sister, Roberta. Mass Of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, November 10, 2012, at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

COLPITTS, Conrad A. – 58, of Halifax and formerly of Parrsboro passed away Thursday, November 8, 2012 at the Infirmary Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Paul Colpitts and the late Maureen (Morris) (Colpitts) Power. He is survived by a daughter, Malaika Colpitts, Halifax; a son, Chanse Colpitts, Halifax; brothers, Vaughn Colpitts, Seattle, Wash.; Mark Arents (Diane), Nampa, Alberta; step-father, Robert Power, Parrsboro; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Juanita Heffler. Funeral service was held November 12, 2012 in the Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery, Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MacKAY, Margaret E. – 96, of Parrsboro passed away Monday, November 12, 2012 at All Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born in Moncton, she was a daughter of the late Leslie and Laura (Miller) MacMurdo. She operated, with her husband, Fraemar Enterprises in Parrsboro for many years. She was well known throughout the area for her handcrafted jewelry, having supplied many craft shops and shows throughout the region. She is survived by daughters, Jeanne Smith, Judy Morris (Gary), Parrsboro; Laura Mackay (Ron Kneis), Sechelt, B.C.; sons, John (Ann Marie), Lake Wylie, SC; Les (Carol), Halifax; Gerry (Brenda), White Rock, B.C.; Jim, Dartmouth; 12 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Fraser in 1991; twin daughters in infancy; a son in law, Bud Smith; a great-great granddaughter, Chelsea; a sister in infancy; brothers, Jewel, Reginald, Harry, Beecher, Jack. Funeral service was held November 16, 2012 at Trinity United Church, Parrsboro, Keith Selwyn-Smith, DLM officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com  

MORRIS, J. Loretta – 73, of West Brook passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Harrison Settlement, she was a daughter of the late Chester and Irene (Nicholson) Gilbert. She is survived by her husband, Dallas; daughters, Kathy Gallant (Bert), Southampton; Christine Morris (Randy Weatherbee), Fenlon Falls, Ont.; Sherrie Morris, Halifax; Debbie LaRue (Bob), Maccan; Starr Smith (Troy), Springhill; a son, Myles (Anne Marie), Southampton; sisters, Bernice Brown (Ken), Riverview; Pearl Quinn, Springhill; Phyllis Simmons, Amherst; brothers, Gordon Gilbert, West Brook; George Gilbert (Jeanie), West Brook; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild. She was predeceased by a sister, Vera; brothers, Frederick, Kenneth. Funeral service was held November 20, 2012 with Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the West Brook Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

JOLLYMORE, Barbara Ann – 49, Truro passed away November 19, 2012 in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Mill Cove, she was a daughter of the late Colin and Ruth (Banks) Jollymore. She is survived by her spouse, Richard "Dick" McClellan; stepchildren, Rachel and Rebecca McClellan, both of Truro, Kenny, Kemptown, Sarah (Darren), Petrie, Crowes Mills; step-grandchildren,  Alexis and Chayse Petrie; sisters, Valerie (Dale) Kaiser, Chester, Cynthia (Paul) Dominey, Deep Cove, Christine (Ronnie) Zinck, Chester; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother and sister. Funeral service was held November 22 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Carol Gillard officiating. Interment in Masstown Cemetery. On-line condolences and donations at www.colchestercommunity.com

WILE, Mary Maxine – 74, Truro passed away November 19, 2012 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born at Three Mile Plains, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Ada (Ettinger) Caldwell. Mary retired from the Best Western Glengarry then took up the hobby of bass fishing. Mary is survived by daughter, Linda Montena; sons, Howard, Dean, Gary (Doris), Scott (Lucy), all of Truro, Terry, Alberta; brothers, Clarence (Shirley), Paul (Lynn), both of Windsor, Bill (Sandy), Ont.; sisters, Helen Wile, Windsor, Sharon (Dave) Pratt, Belmont;  sons-in-law, Eric (Sharron) Sandeson, Ken DeCoste; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by husband, Murray; daughters, Christine Sandeson, Janet Robben; brothers, Hermon, Johnny, Hallie; sisters, Jean Barkhouse, Mabel Hart; grandchildren, Jason Wile, Stacey and Roddy Sandeson. A memorial service was held on November 24 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. Interment in Belmont Cemetery. On-line condolences and donations at www.colchestercommunity.com

JOHNSON, Eva Marie – 78, Truro went to be with the Lord on November 19, 2012 with her beloved husband Harry at her side at Wynn Park Villa, Truro. Born in Colchester County, she was a daughter of the late Homer and Ada (Dartt) Weatherbee. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Harry, East Mountain; sons, Dwane (Valerie),  Prescott, Garfield (Bev), all of East Mountain, Kevin (Annemarie), Dartmouth; sister, Beatrice (Gary) Hingley; brothers, Leland, Ross (Linda), Raymond (Mary); grandchildren, Danielle, Melina, Kristina, Samuel, Lacy, Simeon, Jonah, Sarah; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sister, Zelda Harvey; brother, Ivan. Special thanks to Sue Scott for her compassionate care for Eva over the past two years. Funeral service was held November 23 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Denn Guptill officiating. Interment in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. On-line condolences and donations may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

WORKS, Betty B. – 78, of Truro, and formerly of Parrsboro passed away Monday, November 19, 2012 at the Mira Long Term Care Facility, Truro. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Gwen (Hughes) Works. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed crafting and baking. She survived by her children, Crystal Seaward (Randy), Edmonton; Bruce Works (Grace), Brampton, Ont.; Paul Works, Truro; Cindy Bates, Truro; 12 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brothers, Junior (Mary), Valley; Keith (Pearl), Truro Heights; Bud (Dot), East Mountain; Lloyd, Calgary; Don (Teresa), Peterborough, Ont. She was predeceased by her common-law husband, Floyd Patterson; a sister, Eileen Cameron. There will be no funeral service by her own request. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

RATCHFORD, Merriam L. - 74, of Spencer’s Island passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Bayview Memorial Health Care Centre, Advocate Harbour. Born in Spencer’s Island, he was a son of the late Laurence and Mary (Spicer) Merriam. Ratchford started his professional life with Swift Canadian. In 1960, he started his first business as a hearing aid audiologist on Quinpool Road in Halifax. In 1964, he joined Mutual Life of Canada where he remained until his retirement in 1999, at which time he returned to Spencer’s Island. In 2000, he put his name forward as a municipal councillor, and had just recently entered his fourth term serving the constituents of Cumberland County, District 10. He is survived by his wife, the former Winnie MacLeod; a daughter, Shelley, Spencer’s Island; sons, Brian (Maria), Halifax; Brent (Debbie), Diligent River; sisters, Thelma Traill (Jim), Amherst Shore; Pat Merriam (Barry Small), Oakville, Ont.; grandchildren, Matthew, Laura and Sarah. All were invited to join the family for a public reception at the Advocate Fire Hall on Sunday, November 25, 2012. A private family committal service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


November 2012

RECTOR, Elston C. April 23, 1941-September 20, 2012. Born in Bass River, NS to Audrey (Newton) and H. Borden Rector. Elston, affectionately known as El or Al, died peacefully at George Dumont Hospital, Moncton, NB, after a courageous 16-month battle with colon cancer. Left with broken hearts are his wife, Sharon MacDonald Rector, Oxford NS; daughters, Kelly Rector, Woodstock ON; Kimberly (Rick) Koch, St Thomas ON; stepsons, Corey Hansen, Oxford NS; Karl (Andrea) Hansen, Milton ON; mother, Audrey Rector Akerman, Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro, NS; sister, Colleen Rector, Dartmouth NS, and grandchildren Joshua Rector, Jessica Koch, Timothy Koch, and Thomas Chambers. He is also survived by several step-brothers and sisters in Ontario. He was predeceased by his brother Vaughn in 1965 and his father, Bordie, in 1977, and his step-father, Harland Akerman in 2012. Elston fulfilled his childhood dream of being a Truck Owner - Operator, and was employed by Midland Transport for 36 years. One of his proudest employment achievements was receiving a four million mile accident free award from the Company, and was rewarded with an Alaskan Cruise for Sharon and himself. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of his life was held September 29, 2012 at Christ Church, Anglican, 5 Lawrence St, in downtown Amherst NS followed by a reception and shared memories in the Church hall. Interment followed at Riverside United Church cemetery in Bass River, NS.

MCCULLY, Ada J. – 72, of Diligent River passed away September 23, 2012 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Yorke Settlement, she was a daughter of the late Ervin and Lillian (Bowden) Yorke. Ada with her husband Floyd, operated the Southampton Irving Gas Station and Convenience Store for 10 years. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Floyd; daughters, Denise Brown (Rod), Southampton; Lori LeBlanc (Mike), Amherst; grandchildren, Terri, Leanne, Danielle, Jenna, Shelley and Mark; great grandchildren, Brooklyn, Keegan, Hayden, Avery, MacKenzie and Morgan; a sister, Euda Benjamin (Kenneth), Shad Bay; brothers, William Yorke (Eva), Diligent River; Chester (Connie), New Prospect; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Danny; brothers, Layton, Malcolm and Joseph. Funeral service was held September 26, 2012with Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the Diligent River Baptist Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

PETTIGREW, Ronald A. – 80, or Fox River passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at All Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Joseph and Vera (Mackey) Pettigrew. Ronald is survived by a daughter, Terry Oliveira (Andy), Brampton, Ont.; sons, Perry Pettigrew, Petawawa, Ont.; Joseph Pettigrew (Margaret), Hamilton, Ont.; grandchildren, Carrie-Anne, Cailey, Curtis, Jessica, Megan, Garrett, Paige, Marina and Dante; great grandchildren, Alyssa, Sonny, Robbie, Quinton and Austin. He was predeceased by a son, Robert; a sister, Evelyn Epps. A private family service will be held at a later date. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CANNING, Leonard C. – 84, of Parrsboro and formerly of Fox River passed away September 30, 2012 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Fox River, he was a son of the late John and Mary (Bowden) Canning. He is survived by daughters, Barbara Field (James), Great Village; Helen Field (Marshall), Advocate Harbour; Bernice Slocum (Ron), Glenholme; Mary Morris (David), Ward’s Brook; a son, Brian (Marjorie), Diligent River; 16 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Muriel M. Allen; sisters, Daisy, Ruby; brothers, Leslie, George. Funeral service was held October 3, 2012 with Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Private family committal at a later date. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

GIDDENS, Henrietta "Faye" – 82, Lower Onslow, passed away peacefully on October 6, 2012 at the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. She leaves behind her only child, Dwight Giddens and his wife, Carolyn Boyd, as well as beloved nieces and nephews. Faye was predeceased by her husband, Merle, brothers, Keith Hamilton and Fern Hamilton and her loving companion Russ Anthony. As per Faye’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Lower Onslow Clarke Cemetery or the Onslow Belmont Fire Brigade. Online condolences may be expressed at: www.colchestercommunity.com

MacKINNON, Frances Louella "Fran" – 93, Belmont, passed away peacefully, Saturday, October 6, 2012, at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born September 5, 1919, in Crowes Mills, she was a daughter of the late Suther and Lila (Crowe) Roode. Fran was the last surviving member of her immediate family and is survived by her sons, William "Pink" (Val) MacKinnon, Donald (Marlene) MacKinnon, Belmont; grandchildren, Lisa (Kevin) MacNutt, Jeff (Theresa) MacKinnon, Truro; great grandchildren, Cole MacNutt, Ally MacNutt, Annalise MacNutt, Jillian MacKinnon, Emily MacKinnon, Delia MacKinnon, Natalie MacKinnon, Jack MacKinnon; foster sister, Diane Cormier, Debert; numerous nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Allen Joseph MacKinnon; siblings, Gardner, Earl, Lawrence, Don, Gerald, Laurie, Helen, Rita, Dora, Maime, Ida in infancy. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Monday, October 8, 2012, Reverend Gerry Kerr officiated. Interment was in Belmont Cemetery. Full obituary at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

FLETCHER, Marion "Peg" Agnes (Fulton), 97, Bass River, passed away October 8th, in the Mira Long Term Care, Truro. Born in Bass River she was the daughter of the late Scott and Caroline (Knight) Fulton. Peg was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great, great grandmother. She is survived by daughters, Joanne (Mike Lamb) Boyd, B.C., Karen (Sherwood) Crawford, NB, Marion (John) Graham, BC, Beverly (Ron) Phinney, Five Islands; son, Charles (Donna Bagnell), Bass River; ten grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Ronald; son, Robert; sisters, Eva, Leta, Dorothy in infancy; brothers, Stanley, Harry, Dawson, Kenneth, George, Harlan, Don. Funeral service was held October 10th in the Bass River Baptist Church. Arrangements entrust to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. On-line condolences and donations may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

WISSINK, Buelah K. – 87, of Parrsboro passed away Monday, October 8, 2012 at the Chignecto Manor, Advocate Harbour. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Raeburn and Eva (Smith) Rector. She was a retired cook having worked more than 23 years at the Parrsboro Hospital. She is survived by daughters, Judy Strong (Vince MacDonald), Halifax; Debbie Veinott, Truro; Peggy Hill (Cecil), Advocate Harbour; a brother, Basil Rector (Bertha), Parrsboro; 5 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, John in 1994; a sister, Audrey Hughes; a brother, Lowell Rector. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

DAVIS, Elsie L. – 93, of Lower Five Islands passed away Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Lower Five Islands, she was a daughter of the late James and Ruth (Wood) Eagles. Elsie was a lifelong resident of Lower Five Islands. She was a member and trustee of the Lower Five Islands United Church, where for many years she served as a teacher and secretary for the Sunday School. She was also a member of I.O.G.T. and Eastern Star Lodge for many years. She is survived by sons, Glendon (Nancy), Lower Five Islands; Mark (Judy), Amherst; Lou (Margaret), Truro; Harold (Donna), London, Ont.; 16 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandson; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Roland V. Davis; sons, Berton and Perry; sisters, Blanche, Floretta, Inez, Hazel, Anne, Edith, Freeda, Edna, Evelyn; brothers, Hilbert, Harold, Clarence. Funeral service was held October 14, 2012 at Peniel United Church, Five Islands, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial in the Lower Five Islands Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

LING, Margaret E. – 93, of Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Friday, October 12, 2012 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Melville, PEI, she was a daughter of the late Hector D. and Laura B. (MacWilliams) Gillis. Margaret was very involved in community service and was an active member of Trinity United Church since she moved to Parrsboro in 1968. Her involvement with volunteer organizations included serving as President of the Parrsboro Lioness Club and 25 years as President of the Ladies Hospital Auxiliary, President of Unit II UCW Group and past member of the Board of Directors of the Cumberland Arthritis Society. She received numerous awards for her service including the Governor General’s Award, Provincial Volunteer of the Year Award and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award, among many others. Margaret is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Elmer; daughters, Nancy Nymark (Gary), Parrsboro; Norma Alberg (Michael), Winnipeg; daughter-in-law, Pam (Moreside) Ling, Charlottetown, PEI; sister-in-law, Alice (Ross) Gillis, Maine; 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her beloved son, Dr. Barry Ling in 2008; a sister, Flora Morrison; a brother, Preston. Funeral service was held October 18, 2012 at Trinity United Church, Parrsboro, Keith Selwyn-Smith, DLM officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com   

FAULKNER, Harriet Anne (Archibald) - Truro, passed away on October 12, 2012. Born in Beaver Brook, NS, on October 21, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Charles William Archibald and Mary (Liney) (Clarke) Archibald. She is survived by husband, Gordon Faulkner; children Ruth, Chris (Terryl), Paul (Lynn), Cathy (Joe Pinto), Alan (Saida), Jane (Joel) Henderson, Sandy, Irene (Paul) VanZeumeran; sisters, Rhoda and Myrtle Rushton; brother, Leslie Lloyd, grandchildren, Jason, Janet, Colin, Joel, Laura, Erin, George, Michael, Brett, Craig, Ian, Ross, James, Steven, Daniel, Amira, Nicholas, Hannah, Eric, step-grandchildren, Jennifer and Jonathan; great-grandchildren, William and Jillian, Jack, Matthew and Brianna, Max, and Austin.  Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday, October 16, 2012, in the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro, Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiated. Full obituary at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SITSER, Jan (John) Adrianus – 70 – Debert went to be with his Lord on Sunday, October 14, 2012 in the Moncton Hospital, NB surrounded by his family and friends. He will be dearly missed and is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Erma Melanson-Sitser; his children and grandchildren, Bill Sitser, Ont. and Ranine, Anya, John and their mother, Jeannine O’Leary; James and Lisa (vanderHeide) Sitser, Alton, and Thomas and Emily; Patrik and Anna-Marie (Sitser) Ebener, Switzerland and Deana and Claudy; brothers and sisters, Henk and Gerda (Sitser )Velthuis, the Netherlands and family; Henk and Alice (Sitser) Snoeijer, the Netherlands and family; Bill Sitser and Kathy Halvorsen, British Columbia and family; Henk Sitser and Margreet Molenijzer, the Netherlands and family; Evelyn (Melanson) Gaudet, Digby and family Eric and Millicent Melanson, Granville Ferry and family;  his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews of the Eisses family. Also his son at heart, Alexander Klink of Germany and family. He was predeceased by his sister-in-law, Ellen Melanson. John was born in Zupten, the Netherlands and immigrated to Canada in 1959 with his twin brother, Bill. He began his life in Canada as a farmer and worked in agriculture for a number of years. In 1972, he began working for Kent Homes for whom he erected houses and landscaped all over the Maritimes. In 1985 he began working for Colchester County as a By-law officer. John had a great love for animals and continued his work until his retirement in 2006. We wish to give special thanks to all the nurses and doctors in the CCU of the Moncton City Hospital and to Guy and Lynn. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 18 from 7-9 pm; funeral service on Friday, October 19 at 2 pm, both in Debert Baptist Church, 1273 Plains Road, Debert Pastor Bill Martin officiating. Interment in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. Donations may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice. On-line condolences and donations may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

COOKE, Muriel Blanche – 92, Highland Village passed away October 16, 2012 in Debert Court, Debert. Born at Spencer’s Point, September 1, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Warren Melville and Agnes Maude (Chisholm) Spencer. She was a resident of Highland Village for 85 years, where she was a very competent farmwife. She spent the last 6 ½ years of her life at West Side Villa, Truro, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow and Debert Court, Debert. She is survived by sons, George Melville (Martena), Debert, Lester Russel (Louise), Portaupique, Douglas Raymond (Shirley), Terry Leigh (Patricia), both of Highland Village; daughter, Jean Elizabeth (Allan) MacDonald, Burlington, Mass.; sister, Norma James, Woodstock, Ont.; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Russel Cooke; brothers, Aubrey, Nobel, Clayton and Lester Spencer. Funeral service was held October 21, 2012 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Valerie Kingsbury officiating. Interment in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. On-line condolences and donations at www.colchestercommunity.com

HOYT, Mary Eugenia "Jeanne" (Bent) - 87,  Central Onslow – It is with a heavy heart that the family of Mary Eugenia "Jeanne" Hoyt announce  her passing peacefully on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at The Mira, Truro. Born in Bridgetown, she was the eldest daughter of Henrietta and Joseph Bent. Jeanne met the love of her life, Milton when he came to work on the dykes of the Annapolis Basin. They were married at her family home in 1947. Together they lived in Central Onslow and raised three children. She is survived by  daughter, Audrey (Martin) MacLean, Bible Hill; sons, Charles (Janet), Central Onslow, David (Alexa), Lower Onslow; grandchildren, Krista Benoit, Quebec, Kelly (Jody Lynch), New Brunswick, Jason Hoyt (Jacqueline), Valley, Taylor Hoyt, Lower Onslow, step-grandchildren, Scott MacLean (Cyndi), Truro, Shawn MacLean (Cindy), Enfield and Nicholas MacLean, Port Williams; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Doris Bent (Murray), Phinney Cove, Annapolis Co. She was predeceased by her husband, Milton "Mike" Hoyt in 2010; sister, Margaret (Norman) Sollows. Funeral service was held October 22, 2012 in Trinity United Church with Rev. Gerald Kerr officiating. Private interment in Robie Street Cemetery. On-line condolences and donations may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

PHILLIPS, Nancy Evelyn – Truro It is with sadness that the family of Nancy Evelyn (Fiddes) Phillips announce her passing on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 at the Colchester Regional Hospital at the age of 78 years. Nancy was the daughter of the late W. Alex Fiddes and Florence M. (Biswanger) Fiddes, Onslow, NS. Her working career in Truro, Pictou and Kentville included various banking positions and prior to her retirement, was the manager of the Town of Truro Housing Authority for 9 years. She is survived by son, Marty of Truro, daughters, Naneve MacRae (Allan) Charlottetown, PEI and Lisa, Dartmouth. She is also survived by grandsons Aaron MacRae, Halifax, Brodie MacRae (Francesca Perez), Montreal; granddaughter Alanna MacDonald (Darren Boutilier), Charlottetown, along with two great granddaughters, Taylor and Brianna, Charlottetown as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Surviving siblings are Helen Zwicker, Indian Point, NS and Sharon Hewitt (David), River John, NS. She is also survived by brothers-in-law Walter Webber, Chester and Ronald MacCormick, Truro. Nancy was the sister-in-law of Eleanor Phillips, White Rock, BC, David and Halga Phillips, Red Deer, Alberta and Dr. Robin and Ruth Phillips, Valley, Col. Co. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 59 years, William Lewis (Bill) Phillips in March 2012, her parents, her-in-laws William and Violet (Lewis) Phillips, her sisters Shirley Webber, Norma MacCormick, and brothers-in-law Lawrence Yuill, Warren Zwicker and Dr. John Phillips. A celebration of her life was held at the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro on Saturday, October 27th followed by private family interment. On-line condolences and donations may be made at  www.colchestercommunity.com

GOODWIN, Percy Vernon – 89, Truro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday afternoon, October 19, 2012, at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born June 12, 1923, in Debert, he was a son of the late Calvin and Lillian (Matthews) Goodwin. Percy is survived by his sister, Wanda (Paul) Comeau, Truro; brothers, Terry Goodwin, Truro; Bryce (Ann) Goodwin, Lower Truro; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Madeline (Lorne) Bigney. Private family interment has taken place in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. A memorial service was held Sunday, October 21, 2012, in The Peoples Church, 15 Elm Street, Truro, Pastor Ken Fillmore officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LAMB, Sarah C. – 96, of Diligent River passed away Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Gables Lodge, Amherst. Born in Diligent River, she was a daughter of the late Homer and Bessie (Vickery) Salter. She was a member of the Pythian Sisters and the Rebecca Lodge. She is survived by daughters, Shirley Dickey (Gordon), Upper Musquodoboit; Bonnie Salter (Raymond), Porter’s Lake; Martha Thibeault (Henry), Cartier, Ont.; Erma Carmichael (Jack), North Sydney; Kathleen McIlheron (Ken), Toronto; Caroline Fleet (Danny), Halifax; Naomi Lamb, Amherst; sons, Rodney (Doreen), Toronto; David (Suzanne), Levack, Ont.; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, George; sons, William and Stephen; sisters, Georgena and Alice. Funeral service was held October 24, 2012 at St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

McCULLY, Myrna Louise – 74, Debert passed away October 22, 2012 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. She was born February 5, 1938 in Beaverbrook, the daughter of Phyllis (McNutt) Graham and was raised by grandparents, Frank and Laura (Geddes) McNutt. In earlier years, she worked along side her husband as a cook in the lumber camps. She is survived by daughter, Stacey (Randy) Culgin; son, Shayne; grandchildren, David, Laura, Emma, Denver, Isaac, Hayden; sister, Helen Johnston. Myrna was predeceased by her husband, Manning; son, Sidney; infant daughter, Teresa, brothers, Brian Pothier, Roland, Wesley, Merle, Harold, Gordon; sisters, Winnie, Kathleen and Victoria. Funeral service was held October 24, 2012 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Bill Martin officiating. Interment in Debert Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Debert Firehall or the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 106, Debert. On-line condolences and donations at   www.colchestercommunity.com

MOORE, Gilford H. – 66, of Lower Sackville and Parrsboro passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at the Infirmary Site, QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax surrounded by loved ones. Born in Springhill, he was a son of Lois (Gilbert) Moore, Parrsboro and the late Hilton Moore. He will be dearly missed by Josie, his wife of 45 years; daughters, Kathleen Moore, Lisa Moore; grandchildren, Tanisha, Damian, Dawson, Cody, Tyler, Steven, all of Lower Sackville; mother, Lois Moore, Parrsboro; his sister, Linda Keirstead (Andrew), Caribou Island; various nieces and nephews, loyal and caring friends. Funeral service was held October 27, 2012 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro with Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


October 2012

MEEHAN,Carol Ann 56, Debert, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday evening, August 23, 2012, at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born June 30, 1956, in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd Colburne and Jean (Taggart) Cock and a step-daughter of the late Tom Cock. Carol is survived by her daughters, Leanne Meehan (David Hepburn), Amy (Nick) Clark, Debert; grandchildren, Madeline, Jacob, Charley, Josie; mother-in-law, Isobel Meehan, Truro; sister-in-law, Brenda Esau, Bible Hill; sister, Margie (Jim) Neumann, Winnipeg, Manitoba; twin brother, Carl Colburne, Kentville; brothers, Ian (Bonnie) Colburne, Jim (Janet) Colburne, Middleton; Gordon Colburne, Banff, Alberta; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Randy; father-in-law, Raymond Meehan; brother-in-law, Ralph Esau. Funeral service was held Tuesday, August 28, 2012, in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Interment was in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LEWIS, Claude Raymond – 93, Upper Economy passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family August 30, 2012. Born in Bass River, August 17, 1919 he was the son of the late Russell Lewis and Emily( Colburne) Lewis. After attending school in Bass River he and his close friend Don Fulton took up their first employment at a sawmill in Harrison Settlement. In 1947 he married Annie Louise Elliott. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He held a special place in his heart for his grandchildren, Thunder Jack and his long time friends at the Truro Mall. He is survived by daughters, Heather Archibald, Crowes Mills, Cheryl (David) Boyd, Glenholme, four grandchildren, Corey Archibald,  Squamish, B.C, Sarah Jane (Bradley) Ayotte, Truro, Elliott Boyd and Brody "Opey" Boyd, both of Glenholme, sister Margaret "Peggy" Andrews (Cecil Blair), Truro;  several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 41 years Annie (Elliott) Lewis and brother, Gerald Lewis. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service was held September 3rd at Riverside United Church, Bass River, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Interment in Economy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Veterans Memorial Park, Bass River. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

DeCOSTE, Phillip William – 64, Truro passed away peacefully Monday, August 27, 2012 at home. Born in Truro on December 19, 1947, he was a son of the late Phillip C. and Mildred (Saunders) DeCoste. Phil worked as an autobody repairman, Brookfield Lumber sawyer and drove a tractor trailer until he retired due to health issues. He belonged to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26 for 32 years. Phil is survived by his wife, Sharon (Lynch), Truro; son, Clifford, Debert; daughter, Cathy (Jason) Croft, Mill Village; grandchildren, Shawntel, Josh, Ali; sister, Valerie (Gerry) Wright, Greenfield; several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service was held September 1 in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley with Rev. Mary White officiating. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

CANNING, MARGUERITE A. – 57, of Amherst and formerly of Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at home. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Dwight and Marion (Barrett) Canning. She is survived by a sister, Dorothy, Truro; a nephew, John (Amanda), Amherst; two great-nieces. Funeral service was held September 1, 2012 in Highway Pentecostal Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Henry Devito officiating. Burial in Parrsboro United Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CAMPBELL, Diane Marie – 70, Truro Heights passed away  August 30, 2012 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Alma, Pictou Co., she was a daughter of the late Bert and Esther (Langille) Morrison. She worked at MT&T, Truro as a long distance operator and also at Federal Products in Truro. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Campbell; daughters, Janine Hooper, Truro, Jacqueline (Hubert) Roy, Debert; stepdaughter, Lynn (Peter) Roberts, Bridgewater; granddaughter, Olivia Hooper. She was predeceased by grandson, Anthony Hamilton. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. On-line condolences and donations may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

BAILEY, Norman Robert "Bob" – 58, Bible Hill, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family August 31st, 2012 at the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro after a brief but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Bob, who recently retired after serving his community for almost 35 years in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police was last posted in Bible Hill, Nova Scotia where he served as the community police officer for Bass River as well as the court liaison officer for the Bible Hill Detachment. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean (Sage) Bailey; brother, Cpl. Earle Bailey (RCMP). Bob is survived by his only, loving son, Jason (Erica) Bailey, Truro; sister, Sheila (Gord) Pepper, Kincardine, ON; Aunt Dora (Dewitt) Fuller, Parrsboro. As well as his three Uncles, William (Viney) Dewitt, Riverview, NB, Eldon Dewitt, Parrsboro, and George (Marilyn) Dewitt, Lower Sackville. No visitation. A Memorial Service was held Tuesday, September 4th at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, led by RCMP Chaplin Glen Matheson. Interment in the Bible Hill Cemetery. Condolences and donations may be made by visiting www.colchestercommunity.com

LEWIS, Leon Havelock– 74, Bass River, and formerly of Windsor, Ontario, passed away Saturday September 1, 2012 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Bass River, he was a son of the late Winfred and Villa (Bird) Lewis. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by daughters, Patsy Ryan (Todd), Bass River; Donna Lewis, Crowes Mills; son, Elliott Arquette (Pat) of Windsor, Ontario; grandchildren, Emma Ryan, Truro; Adriana and Adam Arquette, Windsor, Ontario; Trevor Lewis (Farah), Debert; Brittany Lynn, Truro; great-grandson, Kaiden; special nephew, Lewis Frost, Little River, Digby Co.; several nieces and nephews; day time companion grand dog, Bailey. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Norma Ida Marie (Hebert) Lewis; son, John Lewis; brothers, Bernard Lewis, Aubrey Bird; sisters, Winnifred Theriault, Dorothy Frost, Marie MacLellan. 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

SMART, Malcolm Alexander, CWO, C.D./2 bars, Carrs Brook, died peacefully after a long battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, surrounded by family at home in Carrs Brook, Colchester County, Nova Scotia Sept.2, 2012. Born Aug. 11, 1942 in Dundee, Scotland. Predeceased by "Mum" Jemima, and "Dad" Alexander Smart, "Ma" Ethel Alexander. Survived by wife, Patricia MacKenzie Smart; children; Bonnie (Jeff), Kim, Colin (Anna), Colleen (Steve), Joseph (Christine); grandchildren; DeAndre, Daniel, Chelsy, Alex, Saoirse, Brogan; sister-in-law, Becki (Peter Henderson); niece Carli (Phil Reid);  nephews Richard Dunbar, MacKenzie Smith; mother and father-in-law, Karl D. and Ethel MacKenzie; cousins, Maureen Gardiner and William Smart, Dundee, Scotland. A Royal Canadian Legion Tribute took placeon Friday, Sept. 7 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro followed by a time of visitation and sharing of memories. Donations in Malcolm's memory may be made to The Veteran's Memorial Park, Bass River, Nova Scotia. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com    

ERSKINE, Lynn Robert– 31, Truro Heights, passed away suddenly on Sunday evening, September 2, 2012, at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born May 26, 1981, in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, USA, he was the loving husband of Natasha (Currie) Erskine and father of daughters, Roya Allison (4), Alea Joy (2). Along with his wife and daughters, Lynn is survived by his parents, Mark (Shelly) Erskine, Delaware, USA, and Cynthia (Ron) Bennett, Maryland, USA; maternal grandparents, Robert and Joann Allison, Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania; paternal grandmother, Lucille Erskine, Pennsylvania; parents-in-law, Brian and Debbie Currie, Moncton; siblings, Ben (Lynnsay) Erskine, Kaia Erskine, Delaware; Allison Erskine, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Logan Hudson, Bailey Erskine, Delaware; nephew, Scott Erskine; a niece on the way; several aunts, uncles, cousins, a wide circle of friends and his extended Currie family. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Merrill Erskine. Funeral service was held Saturday, September 8, 2012, at First United Church, 711 Prince Street, Truro, Reverend Cory Somers officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CANNING, RODNEY M. "Rod" – 72, of Parrsboro passed away Monday, September 3, 2012 at the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, Halifax. Born on Glasgow Mountain, near Diligent River, he was a son of the late Herbert and Rebecca (Welton) Canning. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; a daughter, Sue Tupper (Douglas), Parrsboro; a son, Mark (Audrey), Vancouver, B.C.; a brother, Keith, Glasgow Mountain; sisters-in-law, Iona Canning, Five Islands; Bona Canning, Parrsboro; Daphne Noseworthy, Ontario; brother-in-law, Mac Horlick (Penny), Lawrencetown; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Althea, Dorothy; brothers, Kenneth, Murray, Earl. As per Rod’s wishes, a private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

McLAUGHLIN, William Albert "Willie"– 51, Truro, formerly of Great Village, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born June 23, 1961, in Truro, he was a son of the late Ivan and Priscilla (Neil) McLaughlin. Willie is survived by his aunt, Isabelle Pratt, Middle Sackville; uncles, Allen (Sheila) Neil, Bible Hill; Gordon Neil, Truro; many cousins. A graveside interment service for family and close friends was held Sunday, September 9, 2012, in Folly Village Cemetery, 983 Highway 2, Glenholme, Carol Gillard, M.Div., officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituaries and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

FLEWELLING, Johanna Jane - 51, Onslow Mountain, passed away Monday, September 10, 2012 at home. Born in Cuckfield, England on August 18, 1961, she was a daughter of Glyn and Anne (May) Bright. She immigrated at an early age with her parents and lived in Ontario until 1992. Beloved wife to Gary, and mother to Shawn (Vancouver), Travis (Edmonton) and Cheyenne (Yarmouth), Nana to Kayden; sister Amanda; brother to Ben; loved by many relatives in New Brunswick. Funeral service was held Friday, September 14, 2012, at Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Brian DeLong officiated. Interment will be held at a later date in Loyalist Cemetery, Saint John, NB. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

DOYLE, Lillian L. – 103, of Five Islands passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Five Islands, she was a daughter of the late Lorne and Elizabeth (Fulmer) Pugsley. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Millar, Moncton; daughter-in-law, Isabelle Doyle, Parrsboro; grandchildren, Ross, Tom, Nancy, Glen and Brent Millar, all of Moncton; Paul and Jeff Doyle, Halifax; Judy Walker, Moncton; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert R. Doyle; son, Robert E. Doyle; grandson, Roderick R. Doyle; sisters, Blanche, Elsie and Mabel; brothers, Harold, Trevoy and Leonard. A graveside memorial service was held September 17, 2012 at the Peniel United Cemetery, Five Islands, Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

HENWOODENWOODhENW, Carol A. - 59, of Springhill, and formerly of West Brook passed away Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Lester and Margaret (Webb) Nelson. She is survived by her husband, James; a son, Dwayne (Jennifer Embree), Springhill; a sister, Diane, Moncton; 2 grandchildren, Gavin and Cole; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Clinton. Funeral service was held September 16, 2012. Burial in the West Brook Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CLARK, Earl S. - 98, of Advocate Harbour, Cumb. Co. passed away Monday, September 17, 2012, a patient of the Restorative Care Section of the Veterans Memorial Building in Halifax. Born in New Salem, he was the son of the late Kennedy Munroe and Lottie Mabel (Lunn) Clark. Earl was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by his two sons, Edward K. (Mary), Canning, Kings Co.; Bruce E. (Sandra), Lower Sackville; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held September 21, 2012, Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


 

September 2012

 

MILLER, Margaret Elizabeth "Marg" – 78, Debert, passed away at home on Thursday morning, July 26, 2012, surrounded by her loving family, who worked tirelessly to help maintain the quality of life that she deserved. Born November 7, 1933, in New Annan, East Wentworth, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Mildred (Campbell) Walsh. Marg is survived by her brothers, Murray (Inga) Walsh, Lesley Walsh, Ontario; Vernon (Carol) Walsh, Belmont, and was predeceased by her husband, Marvin; son, Leonard; brothers, Freddie, Arnold, Ronald; sister, Annie. Widowed at a young age, she raised seven children whom she devoted her life to: Wendy Muise (Joe Roode), Sherry (Robert) Reid, Margo Miller (Blaise Smith), John Miller (Wanda Hatt), Ronda Bagnell, Vicky Miller (Aubrey Boylan), James Miller (Dawn LeBlanc), Laura Lee (Michael) Bulmer. Her grandchildren include: Tracey (Brent) Sibley, Jason (Jennifer) Ryan, Chad Ryan (Father, Skip Ryan), Tanya (Andrew) Houlihan, Winnie Lewis (Sharon Smith) (Father, Winfred Lewis), Lorrina Miller, David and Crystal Hatt, Matthew Little (Father, Kevin Little), Jessica Thompson, Brittany and Kyle Miller (Mother, Samantha Gallant). Her great grandchildren include: Jordan and Luke Houlihan, Jessica and Jason Smith, Josie Sibley and Brooklyn Ryan. Funeral service was held Monday, July 30, 2012, in Debert Baptist Church, 1273 Plains Road, Debert, Pastor Bill Martin officiated. Interment was in Middle Road Cemetery. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Marg’s obituary online and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

 

BARRETT, Gordon Elwin – 68, Truro passed away July 26, 2012 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro,  Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Elwin and Jennetta (Pelton) Barrett. He is survived by sister, Vennessa (Lloyd) MacAloney, Parrsboro; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Joan; brothers, Donnie, George and Billie. Funeral mass was held July 31 in Immaculate Conception Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro with Father Francesco Pirisi officiating. Interment in Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery, Robie Street. On-line condolences and donations may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

 

RICE Rita Mae – 93, Bible Hill, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday afternoon, July 27, 2012, at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born August 1, 1918, in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Eugene and Ethel (Crowe) Fielding. Rita is survived by her sons, Ken Blair, Truro; Fred (Anne) Blair, Brookfield; daughters, Shirley Blair, Brantford, Ontario; Maxine Jollimore, River John; granddaughter, Kelley Blair, Brookfield; sisters, Sheila (Joseph) Callaghan, Hazel Delaney, Barbara Atkinson, all of Truro; Julia Blackmore, Bass River; brother, Jack Fielding, Truro; aunt, Celia Lynds, Truro; sister-in-law, Louise Fielding, Truro; brother-in-law, James Waller, Bible Hill; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Francis Forbes "Frank" Rice; sister, Marilyn Waller; brothers, Sherman Fielding, Fred Fielding, Russell Fielding. She was also predeceased by her canine companion, Bandit. A graveside interment service was held Monday, July 30, 2012, at Onslow Island Cemetery, Onslow, The Reverend Gary Yetman officiated. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Rita’s obituary online and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

 

LINDSAY, Warren Thomas – 82, Truro, passed away July 28, 2012 in Colchester Regional Hospital, peacefully and surrounded by his loving family. Born in Brookfield, N.S., he was the son of the late John Lewis Lindsay and the late Orpha Maude (Bates) Lindsay. Warren graduated from Mt. Allison University in 1956. He then headed West where he worked in several positions, lastly as a Systems Analyst, for Imperial Oil Limited in Calgary, Alberta for 35 years. In 2007, Warren and his loving-wife of 47 years, Anne, returned to Warren's Maritime-home, Truro, Nova Scotia. Warren is survived and missed terribly by his wife, Anne; son, Michael and wife, Delphine, Providence, R.I.; his daughter, Trish, Lower Onslow, N.S.; sister, Marian Parker (Ernie Parker), Truro, N.S; brother, Robert (Dorothy) Lindsay, Dartmouth.; sister-in-law, Roberta (Art) Lindsay, Stewiacke, N.S.; cousins, and many nieces and nephews; Extended families: Lee and Hank Hargreaves and family, Claresholm, AB; Pamela Miller and family, Bashaw, Alberta; and our Nova Scotian daughter, Suzanne Adshead and family. Warren was predeceased by his brother, Art, and his Aunt, Ada Spidle, both of Brookfield, N.S. The funeral was held August 4th at Knox United Church in Brookfield, N.S. Our heartfelt thanks to Drs. Graham, Padmore and Meadows-Younger; the excellent nursing staff of 4th Floor East; and our friend and Social Worker, Jane Rogers. Online condolences to the family and donations may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

 

TAM, Leona Beatrice – 57, Truro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday afternoon, July 30, 2012, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born December 31, 1954, in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Gerald and Beatrice (Mae) Chapman. Leona, along with her husband, Peter, owned and operated The China Rose Café for over 20 years. Leona is survived by her loving husband, Peter Shui-Man Tam; daughter, Tina Chapman, Truro; grandchildren, Mitchell Elliott, Marissa Elliott, Miranda Elliott and their father, Michael "Mike" Elliott, Truro; siblings, George (Nancy), Geraldine, Gail (Eddie), Lloyd, Eldon (Sandra), Doreen (Norman), Shirley, Esther, David, Donna, Nova (Nick); numerous nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her grandson, Ryan Chapman. (2011) Funeral service was held Friday, August 3, 2012. Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Interment was held in Robie Street Cemetery, 125 Robie Street, Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Leona’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

 

CALDWELL, Kenneth Leroy "Ken" - Valley, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2012 at Williams Country Home, Hilden. Born in Hardwood Lands on April 5, 1935, he was a son of the late Egbert L. and Alice (Gay) Caldwell. Ken was employed with Simpson Sears, then Central Agencies before beginning his own Insurance business in 1964 which became Caldwell Roach Insurance Agencies in 1965 and from which he retired in 1992. He is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth Sutherland; daughters, Kenda (Keith) Merry, Stratford, PE; Christene (Steven) Caudle, Valley; grandchildren, Ryan and Chelsea Merry, Parker and Nathan Caudle; brother, Egbert (Helen) Caldwell, Valley; sisters, Blanche (Earl) Tanner, Mary (Ross) Boylan, both of Hardwood Lands; sisters-in-law, Blanche McNutt, Truro; Phyllis C Sutherland, Calgary. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Muriel (in infancy). Funeral service was held Sunday, August 5, 2012, in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Mary White officiated. Interment was held in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Ken’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

 

LORRAINE, Margaret Jean - 92, Truro passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at Val’s Rest Home in Hilden. Born on January 12, 1920 in Londonderry, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Johanna (Hurley) Higgins. Marg lived most of her life in and around Truro, but her cottage at Mattatall Lake was the place she found to be her favourite. Marg was predeceased by her husband, James; sisters, Agnes Wentzel, Violet Smith; brothers, Robert, Fulmore and Tom Higgins. She leaves behind sisters-in-law, Shirley Lorraine, Anne Haugn and several nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. She will be sadly missed by friends and family. A memorial service was held August 8 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Mr. Gerald Jenkinson officiating. Interment in Onslow Island Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

 

HATFIELD, Jeanette M. – 72, of Amherst passed away Sunday, August 5, 2012 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in River Hebert, she was a daughter of the late Amos and Frances (Burbine) Melanson. She is survived by her husband, Gerald; a sister, Alice Spence, River Hebert; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Norena and Evelyn; a brother, Harold. A graveside funeral service was held August 10, 2012 at Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Fox River, Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 

MacPHEE, Ann Mae (Rankine) - 94, of Truro, passed away Monday, August 6, 2012, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born October 18, 1917, in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Louisa Rankine. She is survived by her children, David (Wendy), Debert; Robert (Carol), Sarasota, Florida; Barbara Dyck (Lloyd), Waterville; six grand children, 12 great grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Phoenix; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 68 years, Harvey William Burton MacPhee; brother, Dr. James Rankine; sisters, Jean Wyman and Nellie, in infancy. Funeral service was held Thursday, August 9, 2012, in Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Donald MacQueen officiated. Interment was held in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Ann’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

 

LEVY, Estella B.M. "Sally" – 74, of Parrsboro. Sally passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August, 8, 2012 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Upper Nappan surrounded by her family. Married to Ron for 56 years, they were the proud parents of Louanne Henwood (Eric), Michael Levy (Timi), Glenn Levy, Debbi Kay (Jeff), Krista Odlin (Keith) and Lana Yorke (Justin); 14 grandchildren, Gregory (Sarah), Katherine, Andrea, Megan, Jennifer, Brian, Anita, Joshua, Mattia (Trevor), Matthew, Alexander, Rhianna, Iain, and Sadie. Born in Millvale, Sally was the daughter of Layton and Lila (Stevens) Stonehouse, and big sister to Frederick and Bertie Stonehouse, all predeceased. She and her husband owned The Ron and Sally Shop, Driftwood Cove Flower Shop, and at the age of 50 went back to school and began a nursing career. Funeral service was held August 11, 2012 at Trinity United Church, Parrsboro, Keith Selwyn-Smith, DLM officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 

LOGAN, Phyllis A. – 94, of Parrsboro passed away Thursday, August 09, 2012 at Bayview Memorial Health Care Centre, Advocate Harbour. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Percy and Edith (Hunter) Lamb. She is survived by daughters, Joyce Lamont, Ruth Willigar (Ralph), Carol Nicoll (Larry), all of Parrsboro; Sherry Glennie (Wayne), River Hebert; a son, Harold, Parrsboro; brothers, Maurice Lamb, Amherst; Harold Lamb, Amherst; 14 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband, Clarence; a daughter, Edith; a son, Charles. Funeral service was held August 11, 2012. Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial in St. George’s Anglican Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 

CHASE, Harry Alfred - 83, Truro, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at the QEII, Halifax Infirmary. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Ernest and Helen (Dunnette) Chase. Harry was the former owner and operator of Suckling and Chase Florists Ltd. in Truro for many years. He was former Fire Chief of both Truro and Great Village Fire Departments. Harry is survived by his wife, the former Phyllis Johnson; children, Janice Pearson and her children, Kristin (Steve Delaney), Truro; Lee, Calgary; Edwin James, Tusket; Sandy (Kandi), Mirimachi, NB; Darren Paul and his children, Zackery and Caelyne, Yarmouth, Eric, St. John’s, NFLD and Keith, Calgary, AB; Deanna and her son, Francis, Halifax; Patrick (Uta) and their children, Hannah and Seamus, Berwick; brother, Harold (Pat), Ontario; several nieces and nephews. Harry was predeceased by his first wife, the former Shirley Redmond; brother, Sidney; sister, Louise McCurdy. Funeral service was held Friday, August 17, 2012, in Saint John The Evangelist Anglican Church, Truro, The Reverend Lori Ramsey officiated. Interment was held in Terrace Hill Cemetery, Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Harry’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

 

LYNCH, Doris Joan (Nichols), September 10, 1923-August 19, 2012 of Onslow Mountain. It is with great sadness the family of Joan Lynch announces her passing at the Mira Long Term Care Centre, Truro. Joan was born in Dartmouth, and was a long time resident of Onslow Mountain. She was predeceased by her husband, Stewart Lynch. She was also predeceased by her parents, John and Vera Nichols, brothers, Frederick, Sidney, Lionel and James, sisters Iris, Muriel and Kathleen. She is survived by a brother Gordon (Marg), sister Valerie (Wayne Priest), also many nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held August 23 at the Belmont Cemetery with Pastor John Donkin officiating. On-line condolences and donations may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

 

Florence Marie Hanes - Truro, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 20, 2012, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Tatamagouche, Florence was a daughter of the late William and Violetta (Bell) Hall. Florence and her husband, Elton enjoyed many summers at their cottage at King’s Rest in Bass River. Florence is survived by her loving husband Elton of 60 years; sons, Stan (Holly), Bedford, Mike (Patti), Truro; grandchildren, Lauren, Jenna, Mark, Matthew and Jeffrey; brother, Bill (Betty) Hall, Halifax. Florence was predeceased by sisters and brothers, Hazel, Percy, Lorne, Margaret, Leta, Esther and Leon. Funeral service was held Friday, August 24, 2012, in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Jay Ettinger officiated. Interment was held in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Florence’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

 

WORKS, Lawrence Vincent – 53, Truro Heights passed away August 20, 2012. Born October 2, 1958 in Truro, he was a son of  Helen (Bayers) Works and the late Charles Works. He was a member of the Cobequid Fire Brigade for many years. He is survived by wife, Sandra Joan (Angus) Works; daughter, Sarah (Peter) Reid, Belmont; son, Jason, Truro Heights; grandchildren, Alyshia, Tristan and Michael Reid, Austin Works; brothers, Darrell (Barb), Londonderry, Raymond (Carolyn), Truro Heights, Brent, Belmont; brother-in-law, Dale Powers, Bedford; sisters, Darlene (Winston) Spicer, Debert, Heather Works, Truro Heights, Rosalie Griffin, Londonderry; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by father, Charles Works; sisters, Marilyn Griffin and Myrna Powers. Funeral service was held August 24 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Mr. Ross Weatherbee officiating. Interment in Robie Street Cemetery. On-line condolences and donations may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

 

HUNTLEY, Arthur Lloyd "Art" – 85, Hilden/Bass River passed away August 21, 2012 at Williams Country Homes, Hilden where he had resided for the past year and a half. Born in Bass River, he was a son of the late Harry and Agnes (Vance) Huntley. Art worked for the Bass River Chair Factory for 25 years. He also worked for Halliday Craftsmen precut homes and before retiring, worked as a janitor at the West Colchester Regional High School in Bass River for 16 years. Art enjoyed hunting and fishing at Toad Lake with nephew, Roger. He also enjoyed many special times with his grand-nephews, Michael, Troy and James. He is survived by niece, Linda (Fred) Morash, Bible Hill; nephew, Roger (Sherry) Feener, Enfield; grand-nephews, Michael, Troy, James (Kim) Donkin; great grand-nieces, Meghan, Victoria and Rhiley Donkin. He was predeceased by his wife, Beulah (Dean); sister, Isabel Feener and infant brother, Carl. Funeral service was held August23, 2012 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Kenneth Banks officiating. Private family interment in Bass River Cemetery. On-line condolences and donations at www.colchestercommunity.com

 

Shirley Elaine (Lewis) Chisholm – 87, Great Village, passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at home. Born in Petitcodiac, New Brunswick, and raised in Sackville, New Brunswick, she was the last surviving child of the late Elroy and Josephine (Lister) Lewis. She attended schools in Sackville and also Mount Allison University. Shirley married Arthur Chisholm on August 20, 1946, and they lived in Halifax for many years before moving to Great Village where they lived in Arthur’s family home and later built a new home next door. Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Arthur Frederick Chisholm; children, Richard (Maureen) Chisholm, Great Village; Nancy Chisholm (Hubert Smith), Fall River; Patricia (John) Isnor, Newport, Hants County; Alexander Chisholm (Tanya Sands), Dartmouth; grandchildren, Craig, Nicholas, Fiona, Jacqueline; four great grandchildren. Shirley was a member of St. James United Church, 47 Great Village –Lornevale Road, Great Village, where her funeral service was held Friday, August 24, 2012, Reverend Don MacQueen officiated. Interment was held in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Shirley’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

 

MEEHAN, Carol Ann –56, Debert, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday evening, August 23, 2012, at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born June 30, 1956, in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd Colburne and Jean (Taggart) Cock and a step-daughter of the late Tom Cock. Carol worked in the bakery at Masstown Market for many years and currently worked at Kohler Windows and Doors, where she has been for the past 11 years. Carol is survived by her daughters, Leanne Meehan (David Hepburn), Amy (Nick) Clark, Debert; grandchildren, Madeline, Jacob, Charley, Josie; mother-in-law, Isobel Meehan, Truro; sister-in-law, Brenda Esau, Bible Hill; sister, Margie (Jim) Neumann, Winnipeg, Manitoba; twin brother, Carl Colburne, Kentville; brothers, Ian (Bonnie) Colburne, Jim (Janet) Colburne, Middleton; Gordon Colburne, Banff, Alberta; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Randy; father-in-law, Raymond Meehan; brother-in-law, Ralph Esau. Funeral service was held Tuesday, August 28, 2012, in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Interment was in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. Full obituary and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Carol’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

 


 

August 2012

 

OTTERSON, Evangeline Belle "Vangie" – formerly of Elm Street, Truro, passed away peacefully, Saturday morning, June 16, 2012, at Val’s Rest Home, Hilden, where she had resided since August 2011. Vangie is survived by her brother, Leighton (Mary) Stoddart, Masstown; sisters-in-law, Leona Stoddard, Florence Stoddard, Barrington; half-sister-in-law, Bertha Smith, Yarmouth; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Vernon Alfred Otterson; sister, Hazel Geneva (Douglas) Croft; brothers, Stanley (Anita) Stoddard, George Stoddard, Alpheus "Alfie" Stoddard, Lindsay (Nelda) Stoddard; half-sisters, Sadie (Keith) Smith, Etta (Claude) Ross; half- brothers, Alton (Chloe) Smith, Myrvil Smith, Angus Smith. Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Kaj Binderup officiated. Interment was in Crossroads Cemetery, Belmont. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

 

QUINN, Cyril L. - 83, of Lakelands, Cumberland County passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012 at home. Born in Harrison Settlement, he was a son of the late Varley and Clara (Yorke) Quinn. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Janice Thompson; a daughter, Debbie Fullerton (Chris), Parrsboro; sons, Bryan, Stavanger, Norway; Eric (Claudia), Parrsboro; a sister, Lina Ripley, Parrsboro; grandchildren, Scott, Heather, Michelle, Caitlin; Jenna, Michael, Krista, Darcy and Candace; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a grandson, Paul in infancy; a sister, Dora; brothers, Keith and Allison. Funeral service was held June 26, 2012 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro with Rev. Don Hirtle and Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 

SMITH, Anna B. – 86, of Halfway River, Cumberland County passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Halfway River, she was a daughter of the late Gordon and Jessie (Yeomans) Pettigrew. She is survived by daughters, Barb Babineau (Louis), Parrsboro; Beverley Brown (Gerald), Two Islands; sons, Ronald (Doreen), Parrsboro; Raymond (Diane), Halfway River; eight grandchildren, Kim, Michelle, Matthew, Kristina, Jason, Annette, January, Jennifer; 16 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Ray in 2002; a great-grandchild, Cameron in infancy; a sister, Ena in infancy. Funeral service was held June 27, 2012 at St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro with Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 

TIBBETTS, N. James "Jim" – 81, of Oxford, and formerly of Parrsboro, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Ward’s Brook, he was a son of the late Theodore H. and Bertha (Blenkhorn) Tibbetts. He operated Tibbetts General Store in Parrsboro. He is survived by his wife, the former June Joudrey; a daughter, Audra, Martin’s River; sons, Jamie (Anna), Rockland, Ont.; Norman (Karen), Amherst; sister, Carol Marshall (Irving), Dartmouth; 2 grandchildren, Jennifer and Joshua; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Thelma, Myrtle, Theora, Josephine, Ruby, Leona; brothers, Darrell, Ronald and Theodore. A graveside funeral service was held June 30, 2012 at the Riverbank Cemetery, Port Greville, Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 

MUNROE, Stella M. – 79, of Parrsboro and formerly of Sudbury, Ontario passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in River Hebert, she was a daughter of the late Cecil and Stella (Smith) McAloney. She is survived by sons, Bud (Jayne), Sudbury, Ont.; David (Michelle), Phillip (Jane), all of Elliott Lake, Ont.; Kevin (Kim), Parry Sound, Ont.; a sister, Betty MacKinnon (Ray), Sudbury, Ont.; a brother, Cecil (Sharon), Sudbury, Ont.; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was July 2, 2012 in Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro with Keith Selwyn-Smith, D.L.M. officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Online condolences at:  www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 

LEWIS, Lawson O. – 75, of Lower Five Islands passed away on Monday, July 2, 2012 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Five Islands, he was a son of the late Lawson and Maurietta (Spence) Lewis. He is survived by his wife, the former June Dowe; a daughter, Joy Lewis (Aurele Webb), Halifax; a sister, Lynne Wile (Randy), Lower Sackville; brothers, Leon , Bedford; Trueman MacBurnie (Myrna), Five Islands; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held July 5, 2012 at Peniel United Church, Five Islands with Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial in the Lower Five Islands Cemetery. nline condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 

DARTT, Sharon Lee – 66, Brookfield, passed away July 7, 2012 at Victoria General Hospital, Halifax. Born in Halifax. She was the daughter of the late Alma C. Dartt. She is survived by her daughter, Rhonda (Brennan) Pratt, Onslow Mtn; son, Blaine Adshade, New Glasgow; granddaughter, Chrissy Power, Truro; great grand-daughter, Emma Peppard; several sisters, brother; many nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service was held July 12 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Gary Yetman officiating. On-line condolences and donations at www.colchestercommunity.com

 

CORMIER, Diane K.- 66, Five Islands, Colchester County passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Halifax she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Gertrude ( Shanks) Awalt. She, her husband and family owned and operated Cormier’s Five Island Clam Factory, as well as Diane’s Restaurant in Five Islands.  She is survived by Daughters Angie Davis (Robbie), Five Islands; Lisa White,( Rodney Morris), Port Greville; Sons, Jerry (Kelly), Five Islands; Wayne (Tammi), Dilligent River; Son-in law David White, Parrsboro, sisters Gloria White; Shirley McColough and Brothers Larry and David all of Kitchener Ontario. Grandchildren, Krystle, Brandon, Ashley, Chelsi, Evan, Bailee, Robert, Brittany, Karlee, Morgan, Jasmen, Jordyn; Great Grandchildren Madison, Aiden, Braxton,Bridgette, Preston, Landon, Cogan. She was Predeceased by her husband Oswald, and sister Patricia Lobsinger.  A private Family Funeral was held at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Parrsboro with Father Phil Thibodeau officiating. Burial in the Church Cemetery.  A Public Reception was held at Diane’s Restaurant, Five Islands July 17. Online Condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 

ROBERTS, Michael Lee-  47, Parrsboro passed away Monday, July 16 at home. Born in Parrsboro he was the son of Clara Phinney Roberts and the late Aubrey Ted Roberts. He is survived by his best mate Marcia Welton, sisters,  Audrey (Owen ) Dykens;  Debert,  Barbra ( Larry ) Goodwin; Truro, brothers, John ( Cindy ), Eugene (Barb  ); Lewis (Evie); Joseph ( Amber); all of Parrsboro. Friends and family were invited to St. Georges Anglican Cemetery for a grave side committal July 21 with Rev. Tori  Byrne officiating. Online Condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 

MINGO, James William "Jim" – 92, Truro passed away July 19, 2012 at home.  Born in Truro, he was a son of the late William "Bill" and Dorothy (Steele) Mingo.  He is survived by children, James Jr. (Dorothy), Truro, Danny (Anita), Kingston, Ont., Deborah (Frank), Debert, Sherry (Roy), Truro, Paul (Gaby), Nancy, both of Kitchener, Ont., Chris (Cheryl), Antigonish; stepdaughter, Patsy, Truro; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brothers, Bobby, Steve, Ronnie, Freddy; sisters, Phyllis, Helen, Mary, Annie; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy (Hendrican); brothers, George, Edward, Donald, John, Tom; sisters, Hazel, Cathleen, Ruthie. On Monday, July 23  a Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26 Tribute was followed immediately with the funeral service in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Gary Yetman officiating.  Interment in Robie Street Cemetery.  On-line condolences and donations at www.colchestercommunity.com

 

CAVANAUGH, Darren Glen – 47, of Bible Hill passed away July 20, 2012 at Colchester Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family and close friends. Born in Truro, he was a son of Louise (Marshall) Cavanaugh, Portapique and the late Reginald "Reg" Cavanaugh. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Carolyn McNeil-Cavanaugh, son, Adam Cavanaugh, Bible Hill, twin daughters Kierstin and Kayla Cavanaugh, both at home; stepsons, Justin and Dylan McNeil, Toronto; sister, Janice Cavanaugh, Bible Hill; brother, Terry Cavanaugh, Thunder Bay, Ont; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Shelly Milligan and maternal and paternal grandparents.

 

Funeral service was held July 25th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Kym Burke-Cole officiating. Interment in Robie Street Cemetery. On-line condolences and donations at www.colchestercommunity.com

 

GEDDES, Kathleen I. (MacLeod) – 81, Bible Hill passed away July 20, 2012 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.  Born in The Falls, she was a daughter of the late Willie John and Sadie (Haymen) MacLeod.  Kay was married for 48 years to her late husband, Ralph Geddes. Kay is survived by daughters, Debbie Fraser and husband Bill, Lower Truro, Donna Martell, Truro, Janice Geddes, Truro, Joanne Bonin and husband Stephen, Hilden, Sandy Veal and husband Wayne, East Mountain; her grandchildren whom she loved dearly, Ami Martell-Crawley, Jolee Martell, Marley McKinnon, Chelsea and Courtney Veal, Brandon and Scott Bonin; great grandson, Alec Crawley; sisters, Christine Morrow and Helen Loughead, both of Truro; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph; brother, Harold MacLeod; son-in-law, Billy Martell; brothers-in-law, Robbie Morrow and Parkie Loughead; niece, Joy Heather Loughead. A memorial service was held July 25 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Pastor Jacquie Ross officiating.  Interment in Old Barns Cemetery. On-line condolences and donations may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

 

BOWERS, Wallace "Bud" – 83, Waterford, Ontario. With the love of his family by his side, Bud passed away Monday, July 23, 2012, at Norfolk General Hospital. Beloved husband and friend for 50 years of Lois (Goodwin); loving father and friend of Eric (Patti), Gary (Diane); proud "Papa" of Wesley, Carson, Mardon, Elyse and Elena; fondly remembered by special family member, Debbie Iwanyzki; dear brother of Rod and also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, William Wallace and Ethel Grace Bowers; brothers, Wallace, Thomas, Norm, Harold, Doug, Lorimer; sisters, Helene, Phyllis. Friends were received at Thompson-Mott Funeral Home, Waterford, Ontario from where the funeral service was held Thursday, July 26, 2012, Reverend Jeff Smith officiated. Interment was held in Mahon Cemetery, 8480 Highway 2, Great Village. Donations in Bud’s memory to Down Syndrome Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation or Waterford United Church would be appreciated by the family. www.thompsonmottfuneralhome.com

 

JEWERS, Eva Estelle – 96, The Mira Long Term Care Centre, Truro, formerly of Bible Hill, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at The Mira. Born October 30, 1915, in Londonderry Station, she was a daughter of the late Steele and Pearl (Johnson) Giddens. She is survived by her brother, Keith Giddens; sister, Fay McCallum, both of Truro; several nieces and nephews. As per Eva’s wishes, she was interred in the family plot in Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme. In lieu of flowers, donations in Eva’s memory to Colchester Regional Hospital Foundation or VON are welcomed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Eva’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

 


 

July 2012

 

CAMPBELL, John H.S. – 80, passed away peacefully on May 19, 2012 in Rosewood Manor Nursing Home in Richmond, B.C. where he has resided since January of 2000. Born in Truro, John was the son of the late Rev. Dr. Herman and Margaret (Kuhn) Campbell. He is survived by his wife, the former June Winters; sisters, Isabel  (Rev. John) Henderson, Pictou; Wendy Bierman, Caldwell, Idaho; a brother, Paul (Danielle), Halifax. He is also survived by three daughters in B.C., Debbie (James) Clelland; Lori (Eric) Guetre; Trish and two daughters in Nova Scotia, Jane Hunter, Wolfville; Anne Clowry, Avonport; a step-daughter, Cindy, in B.C. He will also be missed by his sister-in-law, Milly Venus of Richmond, B.C. Being forward thinking, he developed his own telecommunications company "Consultec Canada Ltd." with offices in Vancouver, Edmonton and Halifax. Cremation has taken place and a private burial will be held at a later date. 

 

SWAN, Janet Diane - 69, Folly Lake, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late William and Charlotte (McCully) MacKay. She is survived by her husband, Paul; sons, Shane Langille, Debert; Robin Swan (Denise), Deippe, NB; daughters, Sherry Iaboni (Silvano), Truro; Cindy Golding (Selwyn), Alberta; Debbie Colwell (Mike), Dorchester, NB; grandchildren, Michael, Kyle, Aled, Doug, Jacob, Jeremy, Ashley, Travis, Joni; great-granddaughter, Averie; brothers, Paul (Phyllis), Lakeview; Dale (Jean), Debert; Jeff (Shelle), Mattatall Lake; Dan (Donna), Debert; sister, Cheryl MacKay, Toronto. Funeral service was held Saturday May 26, 2012, at Debert Baptist Church, Debert, Pastor Bill Martin officiated. Interment was held in Middle Road Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

 

MILLER, Ethel Grace – 84, Truro. With saddened hearts we announce the passing of Ethel Grace (McMaster) Miller on Sunday, June 3, 2012, at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born March 29, 1928, in Manganese Mines, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Christina (MacKenzie) McMaster. Ethel is survived by her daughter, Diane (Robert) Smith, Truro; granddaughter, Grace (Dale) Weatherbee, Belmont; grandsons, Stephen, Truro; Gary (Michelle), Greenfield; great granddaughter, Kaila Smith, Truro; great grandson, Travis Smith, Truro; sisters, Kathleen McLaren, Edna (Ronnie) Crowe, Marguerite Harvey, Truro; Jean (Rufus) McCallum, Marjorie Bryson, Hilden; Isabel (Bob) Baisley, Moncton; brothers, Robert (Velma) McMaster, Timberlea; Hughie (Linda) McMaster, North River; Walter (Florence) McMaster, Donald (Betty Jean) McMaster, Bible Hill; many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Almon Miller; sister, Helen Ward; brothers, Stanley, Alfred, Ernest, Frank. Private family interment was held in Riverside Cemetery, Upper Stewiacke. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

 

MCCULLY, EDWARD R. – 57, of Parrsboro passed away suddenly June 4, 2012 at home. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Gerald and Irene (Carr) McCully. He is survived by his wife, Anne McCully, Parrsboro; daughters, Dawn McCully (Lawrence Willigar), Parrsboro; April McCully (Matt Hill), Dartmouth; two brothers, Grant (Lynda), Gravenhurst, Ont.; Charles (Ruth), Parrsboro; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister in infancy; a brother, Gerald. Funeral service was held June 8, 2012 with Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in St. Brigid’s Cemetery, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 

HATT, Linda Rosalie, 48, Truro passed away June 4, 2012. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of  Donald and Hazel (McNutt) Hatt, Truro, who now reside in Bridgewater. Besides her parents, she is survived by step-grandmother, Margaret Hatt, Westbank, B.C.; brother, Larry (Dawn), Onslow Mountain; sister, Eileen (Elvis) Oickle, Bridgewater and nephew Obadiah Oickle, Bridgewater. She was predeceased by her sister, Glenda in 1990. Funeral service was held on Friday, June 8 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Evg. Mr. Albert Hull and Evg. Mr. James McClelland officiating. Interment in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley with Evg. Mr. John Meekin officiating. On-line condolences and donations at www.colchestercommunity.com

 

QUINN, RYAN W. - 18, of Parrsboro. God called away to "play ball with the angels" our Ryan on Monday, June 4, 2012. Ryan was an amazing young man who is being missed by so many. He is survived by his dad, Bill; mom, Jackie; his sister, Janine; paternal grandparents, Howard and Joan (Smith) Quinn; paternal great grandmother, Ritta Gilbert; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial ceremony was held at the Don Yorke Memorial Ball Field in Parrsboro on Friday, June 8, 2012. Memorial donations may be made to the Parrsboro Warriors Softball Teams or Kidsport. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 

COLPITTS, E. JEAN – 85, of Diligent River passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Diligent River. Born in New Milton, England, she was a daughter of the late William and Lillian (Harvey) Lilley. Jean came to Canada as a war bride arriving in Halifax at Pier 21 in 1946. She is survived by daughters, Carol Dowe (Kenneth), Diligent River; Susan Wilson (Phil MacKay), Dartmouth; a son, Greg (Joyce Yorke), Diligent River; sisters, Joyce Ramsey, England; Maureen Isemonger, Australia; 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth in 1990; a son, Peter; a grandson, Craig. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. A reception was held in the Diligent River Community Centre on Saturday, June 9, 2012. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 

FIELD, Frederick K. – 70, of Truro passed away Friday, June 8, 2012 at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Oscar and Mary (Perrin) Field. Fred spent his early years working in local sawmills and at the Bass River Chair Factory. In 1969, he married Cheryl Hiltz, now deceased. After returning to Nova Scotia, Fred worked at Camp Debert until his retirement in 1996. Fred is survived by daughters, Angela Webb (Kevin), Monson, Mass.; Cindy Field, Hope, B.C.; a son, Charles Field (Margaretha), Great Village; grandchildren, Robert Webb; Cody Field; Hendrikus and Oscar van den Hoek Field; sisters, Joan Leslie, Carrs Brook; Judith Kennedy (Tom), Upper Onlsow; a brother, Olsen Field (Linda), Carrs Brook; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother in law, Allen Leslie. A graveside funeral service was held June 13, 2012 in the Economy Cemetery, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 

CAMERON, (Frail) Marie I. - 98, passed away peacefully at her home in Lower Debert, NS, on June 9th, 2012. Born October 23rd, 1913, in Scot’s Bay, NS, she spent her married life in Truro, moving to Lower Debert nine years ago. Marie came to Truro and went to Normal College in 1933. She taught school for two years before marrying in 1936. After 75 years she has followed Weldon by only seven months. She ran the office for Weldon in his plumbing and heating business. She will be missed by her three daughters, Shirley Patterson, Helen Fillmore and Marilyn Cameron; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Dorothy Patterson; Philip and Melissa Patterson; Josiah, Caleb and Micah; Harold and Sherry Fillmore; Brandon; Ken and Donna Fillmore; Joshua, Elsie, Katie and Bailey; Ed and Carolyn (Fillmore) MacGregor; Marie and Michael; Ralph and Denice Fillmore; Cameron and Riley. She was predeceased by her husband Weldon; her parents, John and Bessie Frail, and young sisters Evelyn and Helen. Funeral service was held June 15, 2012, in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Marie’s grandson, Pastor Ken Fillmore officiated. Burial will be in the Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. On-line condolences and donations at: www.colchestercommunity.com

 

SWAN, Lillian Delena (Geldart) – 77, Truro. Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed away Thursday morning, June 14, 2012, at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, after bravely enduring a brief battle with cancer. Delena was married to Basil Anderson Swan for 58 years. (Deceased June 2011) She will forever be missed by her children, Brian, David (Cathy), Robert (Kathy), Gordon (Cathy), Cindy (Eugene); grandchildren, Shawn, Amie, Jessica, Gavin, David, Christopher, Emily, Aaron, Kayla; five great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends. She is also survived by her brother, Vaughn, her sister, Joan and has joined her father, Walter, mother, Frances (nee Matthews), brothers, Roland, Eric and Delma. Although born and raised in Debert, Delena, after marrying Basil, moved to Ontario in 1952 and subsequently Quebec in 1954 where she and Basil raised their five children until they returned home to Nova Scotia (New Glasgow) in 1977. Funeral service was held Sunday, June 17, 2012, in Debert Baptist Church, Debert, Pastor Bill Martin officiated. Interment was held in Main Road Cemetery, Debert. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

 

RUSHTON, Raymond Blois, Truro - It’s with deep sadness that the family of Raymond Blois Rushton announces his passing on June 15. 2012. Ray has been reunited with his parents, Abartha and Bertha Rushton (nee: Cochrane); his first wife of 49 years, Marian Elizabeth (nee: MacKay); second wife Katherine Langille; infant daughter Linda; sons Raymond Logan and Bryce Lawrence and grand daughter Sandi Gail; his favorite and only sister Ruthene Faulkner; and brothers Lloyd, Cecil, Ralph, and Bill. Left to cherish his memories are his wife Pearl (nee: Upham); daughters Mary (Art), Hilda, Sharon (Ed), Judy (Patrick) and Geraldine; his sons Reg (Yvonne), Charles (Robert), Ralph (Betty June), and Donnie (Darlene); stepchildren Sharon Hulme and Randy Upham; and his brothers Earl and Stan. He also leaves behind, 24 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. Ray was born and raised in Montrose where he attended school. He served overseas in World War II where he was injured and received a medical discharge. The family would like to extend a very special thanks to his wife Pearl for taking such great care of their father over the past 8 years. They would also like to thank the staff at Wynn Park Villa. A celebration of Ray’s life was held Tuesday, June 19, in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Brian DeLong officiating. Private interment in Portaupique Cemetery. On-line condolences and donations at: www.colchestercommunity.com

 

McCULLY, Everett James – 69, Debert passed away peacefully June 15, 2012 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Truro he was a son of the late Sidney and Lillian (Geldart) McCully. He worked in the family business, McCully and Soy Limited and was very devoted to his family and community. His woodworking hobby benefited the community in many ways. His life was one that was filled with generosity and a caring spirit. Everett was made an honorary member of the Debert Fire Brigade and was a member of the Debert Royal Canadian Legion and the Debert United Church. He will be forever remembered and sadly missed by all who knew him. Everett is survived by his wife, Jean (Geddes); daughter, Susan (Walter) Rodler, Debert; son, Mark (Shelley), Great Village; grandchildren, Melissa (David) Rector, Megan, Danielle, Liam; great grandchildren, Ryan and Brody; brother, Leonard (Doreen); sisters, Irene (Aubrey) Gratto, Linda (Earl) McCurdy, Priscilla (Eric) Jennings, Donna (Brian) Johnston; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Mae Matthews; brothers, Mike, and Manning and two infant sons. Memorial service was held Monday, June 18 in Debert United Church with Rev. Don MacQueen officiating. Interment in Debert Cemetery, Plains Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Debert United Church or Debert Fire Brigade. On-line condolences and donations may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

 

LEBLANC, Arthur J. – 81, of Five Islands, Colchester Co. It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we his family, announce Arthur’s passing on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born at Cap-Pelé, N.B., he was a son of the late Alfred and Justine LeBlanc. He was a lover of the sea, who spent his entire life harvesting the "creatures" of the bay. He will always be remembered for his big clams. Arthur is survived by his daughter, Tammy Grue (Alfred), Bass River; grandchildren, Aaron and Bryan; brothers, Henri and Randolph; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Zelma, Annie, Edmée; brothers, Alban, Robert, Adrice, Ulysse and Francois. Funeral service was June 23, 2012 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Deacon Howie Goldstein officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 

SUTTIS, Amy Gertrude 83, Truro passed away peacefully June 21, 2012 at The Mira Long Term Care Centre, Truro. Born in Milton, Queens Co., she was a daughter of the late Angus and Bertha (McCombs) Manthorne. Amy loved her Buick and often took her friends to yard sales and on Sunday drives. Amy always brightened a room wherever she went and she will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her daughter, Doreen (Paul), Chernoff, Calgary, Alta.; son, Douglas (Ann), Williamswood, N. S.; sisters, Gladys Cooke, Liverpool, Verna (Art) McIntosh, Kingston, N. S., Hazel Manthorne, USA; brother, Sterling (Mary) Manthorne, ON.; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry; sisters, Bertha, Irene, Evelyn; brothers, Bevan, Maurice. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held June 24, 2012  in Truro Heights United Baptist Church, 343 Truro Heights Road, Truro Heights, NS with Rev. Greg Porter officiating. Internment in Riverside Cemetery, Bass River. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where condolences and donations may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

 

 


 

 

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WILLIGAR, Ruth O. – 77, of Calgary, Alta., and formerly of Parrsboro passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Bowcrest Care Centre, Calgary. Born at Parrsboro Roads, she was a daughter of the late Desmond and Rachel (Read) Willigar. Ruth went to school for grades primary to ten at West Bay, then to Parrsboro for grades eleven and twelve. Following her graduation from Nova Scotia Teachers’ College in Truro, she taught school in Nova Scotia, later moving to Alberta to teach in Calgary. Ruth is survived by her older sister, Minnie D. Goode, Red Deer, Alta.; a nephew, Timothy Goode (Margaret), and their three sons, Michael, Nathan & Adam, Lacombe, Alta. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Sheldon D. Willigar; brother-in-law, I. Dixon Goode. Funeral service was held April 30, 2012 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial in St. George’s Anglican Cemetery, Parrsboro. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com 

 

ATKINSON, Florence A. - 99, of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on Monday, April 23, 2012 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. She was a daughter of the late John and Maude (Neal) Hastings. Florence was born in Vancouver, but spent most of her early life in Amherst. She was a graduate in 1935 of Mount Allison University, Ladies College with a degree in music. After graduation, she moved to Parrsboro where she taught private piano lessons for many years. She was organist and choir director of Trinity United Church, Parrsboro for 50 years. She is survived by daughter, Lois Hebb (Lewis), Parrsboro; son, K. David Atkinson (Helene), Parrsboro; granddaughter, Bev Hebb-Wasson (Jim), Fall River; grandson, Rick Hebb (Nicolette), Dartmouth; great granddaughters, Kellyanne Hebb-Pretty, Raquel Wasson, Felicia Wasson; great-grandsons, Beau Wasson and Canaan Hebb; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Atkinson; a sister, Emily Havill; brothers, Fred and Jack Hastings; grandsons, Michael Hebb and Barry Hebb. Funeral service was held April 26, 2012 at Trinity United Church, Parrsboro, with Keith Selwyn-Smith, DLM officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com 

 

WILE, Murray Howard – 73, Truro passed away April 23, 2012 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Wile Settlement, Windsor, N.S., he was the son of the late Earl and Edith (Densmore) Wile. Murray began his trade as a woodsman and carpenter. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Mary (Caldwell); daughter, Linda Montena, Truro; sons, Howard, Dean, Terry, Gary (Doris), Scott (Lucy), all of Truro; sons-in-law, Eric Sandeson (Sharon), Kenny DeCoste; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; sister, Edna Bourgeois; brother, Earl. He was predeceased by daughters, Christine Sandeson, Janet Robben; grandson, Jason Wile; brothers, Leslie, Frank, Elma, Doug and Burton. No visitation by request. A memorial service was held on April 28 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Leland MacLean officiating. Interment in Belmont Cemetery. On-line condolences and donations at www.colchestercommunity.com

 

St. Clair, Neil E. – 94, of Lower Economy died Monday, April 23, 2012 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Olean, New York, he was a son of the late Ernest and Donna (Crandall) St. Clair. He was a retired warrant officer of the US Navy. He is survived by his wife, Louise (Harrison) St. Clair; a daughter, Margaret St. Clair, Philadelphia, PA; two sons, Lee, Miami, FL; Lin, Pittsburg, PA.; a brother, Jack, Olean, NY; 4 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Neil. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday [April 27, 2012] at Peniel United Church, Five Islands, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial in the Economy Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Economy Rec. Centre. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolence at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 

ROULSTON, G. Allan - 72, Great Village, passed away peacefully, Monday, April 23, 2012, at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born May 8, 1939, in Belmont, he was a son of the late Almond and Eva (Peppard) Roulston. Allan worked at Kent Homes in Debert as a custodian and then as a painter and retired in 1990. He enjoyed watching all the different game shows on television. Allan is survived by his sister, Betty (Eugene) MacDonald, Port Howe; brother, Paul Roulston, Truro. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Anne Roulston. A graveside service was held Saturday, April 28, 2012, 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, Peter Whidden - 52, Calgary, passed away suddenly, as a result of heart complications, on Tuesday morning, April 24, 2012, in Calgary. Peter is survived by his mother, Joan Johnston, Mattatall Lake; brother, Rodney, Great Village; sister, Susan, Vancouver, British Columbia; daughter, Jessica, Toronto, Ontario; son, Brian, Hamilton, Ontario; step-children, Daniel, Carla, Hamilton, Ontario; nieces and nephews in Ontario. He was predeceased by his father, Edward; brothers, Randy, Eddie. A graveside prayer service was held Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Folly Village Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

 

KAULBACK, Earl Ralph - 57, Gananoque, Ontario, passed away suddenly Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at home, in Gananoque, Ontario. Born in Great Village, he was a son of Bernice May (Cook) Kaulback of Great Village and the late Ralph Floyd Kaulback. Earl mostly worked in the tire business around the Truro area and later in Ontario. Along with his mother, he is survived by brothers, Jack (Christina) of Bass River, Fred of Gananoque, ON, Carl (Stella) of Bass River; sisters, Linda Morrison (Bud) of Valley, Inez Kaulback of Calgary, AB, Barb Muise (Art) of Truro, Debbie Cock (Darrell) of Great Village, Joy Rushton (Vernon) of Lornevale, Valerie MacNeil (Robin) of Truro, Gerry Shearer of Masstown; several nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Mahon Cemetery, Great Village, Reverend David Lloyd-Pearce officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

 

TOWNS, Linda M. – 63, of Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 28, 2012 in London, England. Born in Toronto, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Doris (Hebden) Hobbs. She is survived by her husband, David; daughters, Bronwyn Lavado (Clint), Toronto; Meaghan Towns, Toronto; a son, Dearran (Melissa Thayer), Saint John, NB; a grandson, Aiden Towns; a sister, Jeanette Hobbs, Toronto; two brothers, Robert Hobbs (Theresa), Mississauga; Ronald Hobbs (Misty), Mississauga; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Dianne. Funeral service was held May 9, 2012 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com 

 

CHISHOLM, Jason David - 29, Masstown, It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother, father and uncle on Sunday, April 29, 2012, just north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Born January 10, 1983, in Truro, he was a son of David Chisholm and Lynn (Belanger) Brown; younger brother of sisters, Sherry Martin and Bobbi Jo Brown; older brother of Derick Chisholm; father of Chelsea Lynn Chisholm; uncle to Shelby Parker; companion of Vanessa Burris. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Wednesday, May 9, 2012, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Interment was held in Masstown Cemetery. Full obituary, condolences and video of the funeral service at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

 

KEATING, JOANNE M. – 65, of Parrsboro, and formerly of Halifax passed away May 4, 2012 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Blanche (Travis) Keating. She is survived by her brother, Pat Keating (Annette), Halifax; a niece, Julie Keating, Ottawa, cousins Elizabeth Brownlow, Alleyene Murphy and Anne Marie Murphy. A special thanks to those friends who cared for her during her final weeks. Not to be forgotten was the wonderful care and professionalism shown to Joanne at both the Dr. Georges L. Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton and the South Cumberland Community Care Centre in Parrsboro. Funeral service was held May 8, 2012 at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Parrsboro, Father Vernon Driscoll officiating. A graveside committal service was held May 9, 2012 in Oakridge Memorial Gardens, Middle Sackville. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 

BROWN, Olive Marguerite (Reeves) – 98, Hilden, passed away suddenly at her home in Hilden on Friday, May 4, 2012. Born in South Wallace, she was the daughter of the late William and Anna (MacFarlane) Reeves. Olive was a life member for over 40 years of the U.C.W. She worked as a clerk for Gillis Clothing in Pugwash for 19 years. She is survived by daughter, Donna Mattinson, Hilden; son, Kenneth (Virginia), Burlington, ON, Norman (Trish Bradley), Londonderry; 6 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; many great grandchildren; niece, Carol (Perley) Smith, Salmon River; cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Cecil; sisters, Helen Lynds, Louise Reeves; brothers, Theodore in infancy, George; son-in-law, Verne Mattinson; niece, Lois Smith. Funeral service was held May 8th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Curtis MacDonald officiating. Interment in Monument Hill Cemetery, Richmond, Cumberland County, N.S. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

 

FOSTER, Gladys Ruth – 95, Truro passed away May 8, 2012 at Cedarstone Enhanced Care Facility, Truro. Born in Economy, she was a daughter of the late Wilbert and Amy (Perrin) Taylor. Gladys will be deeply missed by many, especially her special relative, Geraldine Johnston who cared for her for many years. She is survived by sisters, Ann Green, Truro, Sally Scalion, Hatchet Lake. She was predeceased by husband, Calvin Foster; companion, Earl Pringle; sisters, Hazel, Jenny, Lena; brothers, Harold, Earl, Alfred, Roland, Ivan, Alonzo. Funeral service was held May 12 from 1 pm in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Brian DeLong officiating. Interment at a later date in Economy Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

 

YORKE, Lewis A. – 61, of Amherst, formerly of Fox River, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012 at his home in Amherst. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late John and Kathleen (Lake) Yorke. He is survived by sisters, Maureen Mills, Spencer’s Island; Mary Yorke, Maccan; a brother, Robert Yorke (Maureen), Parrsboro; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Sally and Christine. Funeral service was held May 18, 2012 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Fox River, with Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 

WILTON, Eileen Urquhart (Smith) - Born in North Sydney, Cape Breton, Eileen, also affectionately known as Babe, was the eldest daughter of the late H. Eileen (Urquhart) and D. Brenton Smith. Surviving are sister, Beverley Ann MacLellan, her children, Jennifer MacLellan (Stephen Ford) and Matthew MacLellan (Dawn), and her grandchildren Lavinia, Asa, and Edie, Etta and Bobby; sister, Rena May Kossatz (Perry), her children, Rebecca and Charles MacPhee, and Rebecca’s children, Russia and Essen; sister, Susan Michele Smith (Nicola Nixon). Eileen was predeceased by sister, Linda Louise (Lou) and her son, Essen Robertson; surviving are Essen’s sons, Cuchulainn and Kai. Funeral service was held Friday, May 18, 2012, in St. James Presbyterian Church, 725 Prince Street, Truro, Mrs. Jacqueline Ross officiated. Interment was held in Economy Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

 

CORBIN, Warren A. – 93, of Advocate Harbour passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Bayview Memorial Health Care Centre, Advocate Harbour. Born in Advocate Harbour, he was a son of the late Leo and Mae (Hiltz) Corbin. Warren was a cook for the Reid Family in West Advocate beginning when he was 13 years of age, and afterwards with McCully and Soy for many years. Later in life, he operated Fundy Trail Restaurant and Bakery in Advocate Harbour. He was a life member and former deacon of the Advocate Baptist Church. He is survived by daughters, Madeline Partridge (Robert), Pelham, New Hampshire; Lorraine Lunn (Duncan), East Advocate; Jean Johnston (Darel), Beaver Bank; a son, Gerald Elderkin (Sandra), Moncton; a sister, Ruby Lunn, Ontario; 10 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Lydia in 2011; sisters, Pearl, Lillian; brothers, Max, Albert, Merle, Clayton and Percy. Funeral service was held May 18, 2012 with Rev. Donald Hirtle officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 

PAUL, A. Lucille "Jo" – 58, of Parrsboro, and formerly of the Fredericton area, passed away suddenly on Friday, May 18, 2012 in Five Islands among her family and friends. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of Adrien and Mildred (Phinney) LeBlanc, Lower Five Islands. She is survived by sons, Adrien Mann (Heather) and Larry Mann (Cindy Charter), all of Fredericton, N.B.; sisters, Laureen Hutt (Larry); Yvette Yorke (Doug); Yvonne Creelman (Craig); a brother, Andy Leblanc (Kelly); several nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by her many family and friends. Funeral services were held May 27, 2012 in Peniel United Church, Five Islands, with Rev. Florence Antle-Brison and Pastor Steve Adams officiating. Burial in the Five Islands Baptist Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 

COLE, Pauline Clara - 88, of Truro passed away peacefully May 19, 2012 in her home at Cedarstone Enhanced Care in Truro. Born in Amherst, Cumberland County, long-time resident of Tatamagouche and North River, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Arthur and Edith Amelia (Barkhouse) Canton. Pauline is survived by her children Loreen (George W.) MacNutt, Truro Heights; Fred (Richard Corteel), Malagash; Kim (Lynn MacKinnon), Bible Hill; sisters Phyllis Powell, Montreal; Faye Glenen (Ralph), Stellarton; her brothers Fred Canton (Joyce), Truro; Douglas (Gerrie), Burnaby, B.C.; Donald Canton (Phyllis), Amherst; Kenneth Canton (Judy), Amherst; sister-in-law Gertie Canton, Amherst, several nieces and nephews; grandchildren Peter MacNutt (Kim), Valley; Patti Barkhouse (Doug), Lower Onslow; Danny MacNutt (Becky), Onslow Mountain; Justin and Jeremy Cole, Bible Hill; great-grandchildren Kayla and Jenna MacNutt, Morgan and Cole Barkhouse and Nathaniel MacNutt. Grammie was looking forward to the birth of her next great-grandchild (Danny & Becky) due in August. Pauline was predeceased by her husband Lorne, sister Francis and brothers Gordon, George, Bert and William. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service was held May 24th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Morley Bentley officiating. A private family interment will take place in Lockerby Cemetery, in Tatamagouche. On-line condolences and donations at: www.colchestercommunity.com

 

ELLIOTT, Mark D. – 49, of East Fraserville passed away Friday, May 25, 2012 at the VG Site, QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Etobicoke Twp., Ontario, he was a son of the late Richard and Norma (Dickson) Elliott. He is survived by brothers, Dale Elliott (Sandra), Ellershouse; Raymond Elliott (Tina), Halifax; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his stepfather, Clarence E. Allen. Funeral service was held May 29, 2012 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the Fraserville Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

 


 

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