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December 2010

 

BARTLETT, Allan Raymond “Al” - 43, Salmon River. With heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Allan Raymond Bartlett on Saturday, October 23, 2010. Born August 6, 1967, in Truro, he was the son of the late Allan and Hazel (Fulton) Bartlett. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his nephew, Matthew Fowler, Saskatchewan. Allan is survived by his sisters, Dianne Bartlett (Steve Rudolph), East Mountain; Laura Fowler, Saskatchewan; nephew, Justin Caverley, Truro; step-father, Eldon “Spud” Arsenault; niece, Lacey Fowler, Alberta; friend, Lynn Jackson, Truro. Allan loved the military and served many years as a steward. He sailed in various classes of ships, including destroyers and frigates and completed a ten-month tour of duty in Bosnia. Allan enjoyed fishing and golfing and loved spending time at his cottage in Earltown with family and friends. Funeral service was held Friday, October 29, 2010, in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Brian DeLong officiated. Allan was interred with his parents in the family plot in Portapique Cemetery. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

RUSHTON, Harold Ivan, ”Heddy” - 76, of Debert, Colchester Co., passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2010 in Colchester Regional Hospital. Truro. Born in Lower Debert, he was a son of the late Burton and Kathleen (Selwah) Rushton. Harold made a living as a carpenter and worked with his brother Roy his entire life. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church Great Village. He was a member of the Foster Parent Association, Truro, and also a Foster Parent. He is survived by his wife of 49 years Rhoda; daughters, Debbie and Kathy, both of Great Village, Tanya Pictou, North York, ON; sons, Brian and Daton Pearl (Trina), both of Truro; son-in-law Sean Hayward, Truro; grandchildren Erica, Danielle, Riley, Alex, Darius, DJ; brothers Victor and Roy (Myrtle) Lower Debert, Joseph Debert; sister Shirley Soley (Paul) Lower Economy; numerous nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his little companion Spencer. He was predeceased by a sister Joyce Fiddes; great nephew Jacob. Funeral service was held Saturday, October 30, 2010 in Faith Baptist Church, Great Village, Pastor Steve Adams officiated. Interment was held in Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

RYAN, Jean Mae – 79, Truro, passed away on October 29, 2010 in the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Massachusetts, she was a daughter of the late James and Henrietta Nickerson. Jean and her late husband Douglas were members of Hub Campers for 40 years. Jean is survived by her son, Alan (Nancy), Lower Truro; daughter-in-law, Cindy, Debert; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brothers, James Nickerson, Bear Point; Stanley (Florence) Nickerson, Thorold, Ontario; sister, Etta Boutilier, Dartmouth; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Douglas and her son, Roger. Funeral service on Wednesday, November 3rd in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Pastor Greg Porter officiating. Interment in the Bible Hill Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com


HINES, John Henry “Jack”, 72, Masstown, passed peacefully at home on November 6th 2010. Born in Wolfville, NS on May 20th 1938, Jack was the son of the late Austin and Mabel (Morine) Greene. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Gail (Clarke) Hines, children Susan (Jeff) Willett, Kamloops, BC, Sandra (David) Allaby, Chris (Valerie) Hines, Kathleen (Wayne) Purdy all of Masstown, NS; sister, Judy (Don) Whittier, Aylesford, NS; treasured grandchildren Roman and Olivia, Kamloops, B.C., Daniel, Cole, Cameron, Emma, Ava, all of Masstown. A Memorial Service with a Royal Canadian Legion Tribute was held November 10 in the Masstown United Church with Rev. Don McQueen officiating. A private family interment followed at the Masstown Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made to: www.colchestercommunity.com

SEARS, Shirley M. – 85, of Parrsboro passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Maxwell and Lena (McWhirter) Sears. She is survived by her sister, Peggy Brown (Lloyd), Halifax; a brother, William “Bill” (Frances), Truro, their sons, William (Susan), Thunder Bay, Ont. and Brian (Marlene), Truro; aunts, Josephine Yorke, Sudbury, Ont. and Florence Willigar, Amherst. Funeral service was held November 13, 2010 at St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial has taken place in the church cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

HORNE, Kenneth Ackland - 79, Highland Village and Toronto, passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at the Colchester Regional Hospital Truro. Ken was born in Edmonton Alberta, April 30, 1931 and was the son of the late James and Evelyn (Brooks) Horne. As an air cadet, he obtained his pilot’s license at age 16. He attended the University of Alberta and joined the Air Force in 1950. He met his wife in London, ON while completing officer training. He served in the R.C.A.F. as a navigator and instructor in Edmonton, Winnipeg, London, Centralia, Canadian Forces Staff School, Air Transport Trenton where he supervised three global circumnavigations, R.A.F. Wyton, Rivers, Manitoba. He was adjutant at Canadian Forces Staff College for three years. Since 1994 he was a summer resident in Highland Village, Colchester County, at his wife’s family home. He leaves his wife of 59 years, Isabelle (Hennessey); children, Sarah, Jim, Graham and Rebecca (Don Grose); 6 grandchildren; brother, Sandy (Auren); sister, Judith; brother-in-law, Paul Kautz and many friends. He was predeceased by sister, Nadya Kautz. Funeral service was held Saturday, November 13, 2010, in Saint James United Church, Great Village, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiated. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

VARNER, Harry T. “Bubs” - 94, of Parrsboro, and formerly of Diligent River, passed away Thursday, November 11, 2010 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Glasgow Mountain, he was a son of the late George “Fred” and Leah (Bowden) Varner. He is survived by his wife, the former Alexia Bennett; a son, Terry (Karen), Parrsboro; a sister, Mabel Green, Middleton; brothers, Roy (Janet), Diligent River; Aubrey (Leoda), Yorke Settlement; a grandson, Robert, Parrsboro and Robert’s mother, Betty Bird, Springhill; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Tanya Lee in infancy; sisters, Bernice, Grace; brothers, Laurie, Edward, Stanley, Claude, Lloyd, Medley; two in infancy. Funeral service was held November 14, 2010 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

DAVIDSON, Muriel Winnifred “Winnie” - 85, of East Village, passed away peacefully at the Colchester Regional Hospital Truro, on Friday, November 12, 2010 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Born in Londonderry, she was a life time resident of the area, raised by her grandmother Susan Rushton. She enjoyed collecting stuffed animals boasting an assortment of over 400. Winnie was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence and daughter Carol. Winnie was beloved by her daughter Beverly McCulloch (Lee), Debert, and their children Brandon (Suzanne), and their children Drew and Autumn; Joshua (Colleen); Desiree; Winnie’s son Lyle (Cindy), East Mountain, and their children, Maggie and Dustin; grandson Ian, Twillingate, NL, who is the son of the late Carol and also son, Llewelyn Rushton, BC, and foster son, Charles Cock, AB. Funeral service was held Tuesday, November 16, 2010, in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Pastor Steve Adams officiated. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

RAMSEY, Catherine Florence (McKinney) – 59, Lower Truro passed away suddenly, November 14, 2010 in Saint John Regional Hospital, NB. Born in Saint John, NB, she was the eldest daughter of Stella (McKinney) Walker and the late William McKinney. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Tom; daughters, Mary Catherine Gonzales, Onslow, Corinne (Jason) Hardy, New Glasgow; sons, Doug (Chrissy), Truro, Andrew, Lloydminster , Alberta; seven grandchildren; sisters, Karen Cummings, Trish Irvine, Janet Howe, all of Saint John, NB, Rosemarie Mailman, Dartmouth; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by son-in-law, John Gonzales. A funeral mass was held November 19, 2010 in Immaculate Conception Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro with Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiating. Interment in Robie Street Cemetery. On-line condolences may be sent to www.colchestercommunity.com 

SHEARER, Perry Vincent - 52, Belmont passed away on the 14th of November, 2010. Born in Truro, he was the son of Florence Isabella and the late Alexander Watson Shearer. He is survived by his two sons, Justin Perry John and Jason Todd Steele, his mother, Florence, brothers, Elmer (Margaret), Teddy (Margaret), George, Roach (Leona), Alexander, Russell, Eric (Donna) and sister Terry Lynn (Kevin), and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Alexander and brother Curtis. He was a former employee of CIL for several years. In those years he enjoyed skiing with his sons and hunting. In later years he volunteered at the Colchester Food Bank and enjoyed bass fishing and walking. Funeral Service was held November 19th, followed by a reception in the Colchester Community Funeral Home 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. On-line condolences may be sent to www.colchestercommunity.com

RECTOR, Theodore “Ted” Dexter – 52, passed away November 16, 2010 at his home in Dartmouth. Born in Truro, he was a son of Muriel Smith and the late Dexter Rector. Ted’s lifelong passion was his love for his family and his Harley Davidson motorcycles. His friendliness and charm was always evident wherever he went. He was very proud of his work with Maritime Roofing. He is survived by daughters, Natasha and Shelby Rector, sons, Jason (Mindy), Harley, all of Truro; grandchildren, Dominic, Brendan, Payton, Connor, Keegan and Lucas; sister, Cherie (Brian) MacDonald; three nieces and a nephew; several cousins, aunts, uncles and great-aunts. A memorial service was held November 20th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. Interment in Brookfield Eastside Cemetery. On-line condolences may be sent to www.colchestercommunity.com

 


 

November 2010

 

CONGDON, Audrey Anita - 85, Great Village passed away September 19, 2010 in Cedarstone Enhanced Care Truro. Born Pense, Saskatchewan, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Florence (Jackson) Gordon. She is survived by her husband of 56 years Kenneth; children Gregory (Karen) of Aulac NB, Douglas (Judy) Great Village, Keith (Margaret) Great Village, Dianne Forshner (Gordon) Enfield; grandchildren Ainsley, Erin, Holly, Megan, Devon, Christopher, Danica, Caitlin, Tyler, Michael, Ciara; great-granddaughters Danica and Brianna; sister Mrs. Jean Schaschl, Amherst. She was predeceased by a son Alan; brother Vayle; sister Sheila. Funeral service was held Wednesday, September 22, 2010, in Saint James United Church, Great Village, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Interment was held in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

SMITH, Helen Jean -93, Lower Sackville and formerly of Economy, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her daughter and son-in-law’s home in Lower Sackville on Saturday, September 25, 2010. Born March 21, 1917 in the family home in Carrs Brook, where she always resided, she was a daughter of the late Freeman and Ethelena (Moore) Cameron. Helen will be greatly missed by her only daughter Beverly Lewis (Sydney), Lower Sackville; granddaughters, Kimberly, Hammonds Plains, Nicole (Joe), Sackville; great-granddaughter Sydney; Great-grandson Max, who could always make her laugh with their many dance routines and “antics” and her sister-in-law Ida Cameron. She was predeceased by her husband Max; brothers, Billy and George Cameron. A graveside service was held Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at Economy Cemetery, Economy, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

STRONGE, Helena Leota – 72, Truro passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2010 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Born in West Advocate, she was a daughter of the late Rufus and Marjorie (Morris) Rafuse. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, John; daughters, Betty (Brian) Blois, Truro, Mary (Raymond) Weatherbee, Jane (Terry) Atkinson, both of Truro Heights, Donna (Lee) Atkinson, Pleasant Valley; sons, Ross (Laura) Stronge, Truro, John (Denyse) Stronge, Salmon River; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Delma (Wesley) Morris, Westbrook; brothers, Owen (Bev) Rafuse, Parrsboro, Edwin (Frances) Rafuse, West Advocate, Norman (Jill) Rafuse, Summerside, PEI; sister-in-law, Mary Rafuse, Woburn, Mass.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister in infancy, Laura; brothers, Lawrence and Eric; sister-in-law, Lorna. Funeral service was held October 2 at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Jean Simms-Mills officiating. Interment in Advocate Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

NEIL, Milton “Addison” – 82, Truro, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2010 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Noel, Hants Co. on April 14, 1928, he was a son of the late Albert and Mildred (Brunt) Neil. Addison is survived by daughter, Kathy (Peter) Christensen; son, Douglas (Nancy Lynn) Neil; grandson, Joshua Christensen and granddaughter, Danielle Christensen; brothers, Douglas, Gordon and Allen; sister, Isabel Pratt, Lower Sackville, NS. He was predeceased by brothers, Wilfred, Charles, Elgin, Graham, Willis, Garfield, Robert and Mosher; sisters, Annie and Priscilla; many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a very close and loving friend, Earlene Barrett and her children, John, Kevin, Jennifer and their families. Addison served in the regular armed forces. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Truro for 35 years. He was associated with the late Gordon Creelman, South Branch as farm manager for 10 years and he was grocery manager at Ryan’s IGA, Truro for 26 years retiring in 1988. He was a member of the Maritime Fiddler’s Association and an active member of the Hub Town Fiddlers. He was a member of the Good Times Senior Citizen Club since 1991, president from 1992-1995, past president and he also served on many committees. He was a member and elder of South Branch United Church. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date. Interment in Watson Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

THOMPSON, Carl A. – 84, of Cranbrook, BC and formerly of Economy, Colchester Co. passed away Monday, October 4, 2010 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Irvin and Mary (Thomson) Thompson. He is survived by a son, Douglas, Edmonton; three grandchildren, Blaine (Marie), Edmonton; Kyle, Cranbrook; Gared, Cranbrook; a great-grandchild, William; nephews, Dale Thompson (Reta); Lee Thompson (Judy); sister-in-law, Katherine Thompson, all of Cranbrook. He was predeceased by a daughter, Brenda Lea Thompson; his twin brother, Claude. Funeral service was held October 8, 2010 at the Economy United Church with Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial in the Economy Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CAVANAGH, Jean Lillian (McCray) - 79, Bible Hill, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, October 5, 2010. Born February 16, 1931, in Hilden, she was a daughter of the late Chris and Eva (McLeod) McCray. She was co-owner of Cavanagh’s Food Market where she and Lloyd operated a successful business for over 50 years. Jean is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Lloyd; children, Alice (Ken) Gibbons, Ben, Connie, Shawn (Michele); grandchildren, Michelle, Sarah, Mary, Katie, Laura, Drew, Mark, Jake, Nathan; brothers, Daniel and Wayne McCray. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Faye Johnson; brother, Gary McCray. Funeral service was held Friday, October 8, 2010, at Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Frank Locke officiated. Private family nterment followed in Bible Hill Cemetery. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

DRISCOLL, Helen Marie – 81, Lower Onslow passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2010 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Marie (Young) Regan. She is survived by daughter, Rosanne (Dwayne) Langille, Lower Onslow; grandchildren, Keith and Paul, both of Lower Onslow. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph. Funeral mass was held October 8th in Immaculate Conception Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro with Father Vernon Driscoll officiating. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com 

GRAHAM, Rose Marie - 67, of Lake Echo and formerly of Parrsboro Shore passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Advocate Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Arlie O. and Beulah E.(Bennett) Allen. She is survived by her husband, Dale; a daughter, Dana Lai (Jimmy), Port Moody, B.C.; a son, Don (Rhonda), Edmonton, Alta.; sisters, Donna Benjamin (Seldon), Margaret Allen (Steve Taskar), all of Fox River; Wyma Robert (Jim Sawlor), Dartmouth; brother, Willard, Fox River; step-sister, Dora Thibeau (John), Red Deer, Alta.; step-brother, Stanley Giles (Jackie), Dartmouth; grandchildren, Emmett, Ronnie, Marcus, Matthew, Amanda, Michael; several nieces and nephews; sister in-law, Stena Allen, Osoyoos, B.C. She was predeceased by brother Alton; step-brother, Victor Giles. Funeral Service was held at at Grace United Church, Port Greville on Saturday, October 9, 2010 with Keith Selwyn-Smith, D.M. officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

McCULLY, Terry Joseph – 63, Onslow Mountain, passed away on October 8, 2010 at the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Wendell and Gertrude McCully. Terry is survived by his children, Chris and Kim McCully, their mother, Betty Hynds, and their half-brother, Nathan McCully, as well as his grandson, Joey McCully. He is also survived by sisters, Judy Devouge and Nancy (Walter) Johnston, brothers, Sandy (Mary) McCully, Richard McCully and Ron (Debbie) McCully as well as several nieces and nephews and partner, Bonnee Blair. A gathering to celebrate Terry’s life was held on October 18, 2010 at the Royal Canadian Legion, 42 Brunswick Street, Truro. The family would like to thank the staff of 3 North of the Colchester Regional Hospital and the Palliative Care Team, especially Lisa, for all they have done. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

SMYLIE, Charles Samuel “Chuck”, C.P.O.1 - 83, Great Village, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 9, 2010, at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born December 25, 1927, in Toronto, he was a son of the late Charles and Mona (Tompkinson) Smylie. He will be missed by his special pal, Australian Cattle Dog, Brooke. Chuck is deeply loved and missed by his best friend and wife, Cynthia “Cindy” (Chapman); children, Sharron (Jack) Bell, Thunder Bay, Ontario; Donna (Mark) Strickland, Mississauga, Ontario; step-children, Wanda (Danny) Simpson, Ottawa; Pamela Pearson, Kitchener, Ontario; Terry (Jan) Smylie, Ayr, Ontario. Chuck was Poppa to, Shane (Jass) Simpson, Staci Simpson, Yolande Branch, Grandfather to, Lynn and Jan Strickland, Julie and John Bell, Doug and Dawn Pearson, Kim (John) Mirotta, Jennifer and Luke Smylie and Great Grandfather to Charlie and Lilly Mirotta. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Michael Smylie; step-son, Patrick Smylie; brothers, Doug, Larry, Greg. In keeping with Chuck’s wishes, there was no visitation or funeral service. Memorial service and private family interment will be held at a later date. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MAGUIRE, Mary Evelyn – 85, Truro passed away October 10, 2010 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Milford, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (McCarthy) Fraser. She is survived by children, George Maguire (Mary Ann), Barrie, ON; Mary Maguire, Truro; Bernard Maguire (Margaret), Mississauga, ON; Patricia Maguire (Brian McNutt), Barbara Crowther (Tony Dean), both of Truro; Douglas Maguire (Joanne Miller), Debert; Irene Lewis (Laurie), Rexdale, ON; Darlene Maguire (Mark), Red Deer, Alta.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Vera Kilcup, Windsor; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard William Maguire; two children in infancy; son, Carl Maguire; daughter, Eva Maguire; brothers, George, Jack and Roy Fraser; sister, Belle Fraser. A Memorial Service was held October 16, 2010 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. Interment in Brookside Cemetery, Mill Village. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

MARSHALL, Sadie Ellen - 89, Truro. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sadie Ellen Marshall on October 14, 2010 in Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Earltown, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Margaret (Cavanaugh) Marshall. She is survived by son, Delmar (Jackie), Truro, whom she loved dearly; brother, Lloyd (Carol), Masstown; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; three step-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by five sisters, four brothers and one step-grandson. Cremation has taken place. No service or visitation by her request. Interment will be in Belmont Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com 

MacLELLAN, Ronald Lee – 54, Truro. The passing occurred at his home in Truro, October 15, 2010 of Ronald Lee MacLellan. Born on July 4, 1956 he was the son of the late Ewart "Mac" and Shirley McLellan, also of Truro. Ron worked in the heavy equipment industry throughout the Maritimes and Ontario for many years. Having been predeceased by his wife Sharon (Matheson) in 1994, Ron leaves to mourn his daughter, Sarah, Fredericton, NB; sister, Nancy (Wayne) Townsend, Lansing, Michigan; niece, Kari Townsend and her daughter, Aurea, Calgary, Alberta; nephew, Chris (Diane) Townsend and their sons, Eric and Carson, Oshawa, Ontario; Uncle, "Bun" (Donna) McLellan Truro, NS; Aunt, Eunice Fisher, Bass River, NS; Aunt Eleanor Fisher, BC; and several cousins and their families. Ron will be especially missed by his lifelong friend and "brother" Kevin (Chandra) McConnell, Sydney, NS. Memorial Service was held Friday, October 22 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro, NS. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

McCALLUM, Murray Donald - 82, North River, passed away suddenly on Saturday, October 16, 2010 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in North River, he was a son of the late Percy and Carrie (Langille) MacCallum. He was employed at Atlantic Wholesalers for 28 years retiring as manager to start his own business, MacCallum’s Produce. Murray is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Muriel (Weatherby), children, Judy (David) Ettinger, Ottawa, Gerry (Ginger), Lorna (Mike) Cox, Roger (Karen), Greg (Kenda) all of Truro; grandchildren, Krista (Shane), Holly (Matthew), Jeffrey (Natasha), Tyler (Shauna), Darcy, Nicholas, Matthew, Connor. He was predeceased by his first wife, Florence Masters. Funeral service was held Wednesday, October 20, 2010, at Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Rev. Brian DeLong officiated. Interment followed in Bible Hill Cemetery. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WISTARD, Margaret P. – 89, of Parrsboro and formerly of Kingston, Ont. passed away peacefully on Monday, October 18, 2010 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Toronto, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Annie (Tugwood) Kelly. She was a long time antique dealer and collector in both Kingston and Parrsboro. She is survived by her son, Michael (Sandi Strutz), Two Islands. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph in 2000; sisters, Dorothy, June; a brother, Skip. Private committal will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

FAULKNER, Lewis Frederick - 88, of Upper Economy, passed away suddenly at home. Born in Bowsman, Manitoba, he was a son of the late Albert and Sarah (Lewis) Faulkner. He is survived by his wife Helen (Webb) Faulkner of 23 years; son, Wayne (Linda), Port Perry, ON; daughter, Roseanne Pultz (Phillip), Oshawa, ON; brothers, LeRoy (Evelyn), Upper Economy; Percel (Millie), Five Islands; sisters, Beryl Wheeler (Bill), Sackville, NB; Mary Priest (Percy), Upper Economy; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Norma; brother, Cameron; sister, Ruby Lane. Cobequid Branch 72, Royal Canadian Legion, Great Village, conducted a Legion Tribute Service on Friday, October 22, 2010, and was immediately followed by a funeral service, officiated by Father Dariusz Miskowicz, all in Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Interment followed at Robie Street Cemetery, Truro. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CHRISTENSEN, Verna Irene (Bruce) - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister and friend on October 20, 2010 in Cedarstone Enhanced Care in Truro. Born in 1927 in Truro to Eldridge and Effie (Bryson) Bruce she graduated from the Truro Normal College and worked for the Royal Bank of Canada on Prince Street in Truro. She married Roy Christensen in 1950 and they had six children between Wolfville and Truro. She is survived by her brother Eldridge, USA; children Christen, Brule; Bruce (Nancy), Debert; Susan Christensen (Clair), Truro; Jane Richards (Dale), Truro; Scott (Yeliz), Ankara, Turkey; seven grandchildren, Jason, Danielle, Jane, Adam, Lindsey, Julie, Dane and Sasha and four great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband Roy, daughter Patricia, and sisters Maxine and Billie. Service was held at the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, October 23. Burial has taken place in Hilden Cemetery. On line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

MOSER, Donald Kenneth - 66, of Truro passed away Wednesday October 20, 2010 in the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Moser River, NS, he is a son of the late Reuben and Kathleen (Smith) Moser. He loyally served his country with the Air Force Military Police and Military Police for 25 years. He later served as a Northern District Manager with the Corps of Commissionaires for 23 years. He is survived by his wife, Angela (Hanley); his children, Terry (Bridget), Alberta and Karen (Fabian), Truro; he was “poppa” to six grandchildren, Jocelyn, Rian, Brianna, Brooke, Kylie and Leo; two brothers, Bill (Elsie), Ontario, Melvin (Shirley), Manitoba; sister-in-law Arlene, New Brunswick. He is predeceased by his brother, Gerald. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. There was no funeral service or memorial by request. Burial has taken place at the Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. On-line condolences may be sent to www.colchestercommunity.com

BABINEAU, Gerald Joseph - 92, North River passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in St. Andre, NB, he was a son of the late William and Josephine (Cormier) Babineau. He is survived by his wife, Joyce (Chamberlain), North River; daughter, Nancy (Stephen) Fisher, Green Oaks; sons, David, North River, Wade, Bible Hill; Peter (Alane), Belmont; sisters, Leona Hatfield, Halifax, Jennie Takalo, Oakville, Ont.; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Alex, Emile, Leonard, Edgar, Albert, Laurie, Joe; sisters, Melda Lorette, Louzina Hatfield and Elizabeth Babineau. Funeral Mass was held October 23, 2010 in Immaculate Conception Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro with Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiating. Interment in Robie Street Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

MacALONEY, Katrina Merle – 90, of Five Islands and Bedford passed away peacefully in Halifax Infirmary on October 20, 2010 with her family by her side. Born in Apple River, Cumberland County, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Lillian (Crossman) Spicer. Katrina is survived by her daughter, Donna Campbell, son-in-law Douglas; grandchildren, Lisa (Sean) Woodill, Geoff Campbell and Alyson Campbell; great-grandchildren, Olivia and Reece Woodill. She is also survived by sisters, Verna (Glendon) Hatfield, Marvis McNair, Isabelle Doyle; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth MacAloney, Louise Spicer and brother-in-law Purdy Crawford (Beatrice). She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by Haliburton, her loving husband of 57 years; her brother, Dalton Spicer and brothers-in-law, James MacAloney, Robert Doyle and Kenneth McNair. Katrina graduated from Normal College in Truro in 1939 and taught elementary school for 34 years starting in Apple River. She later taught in River Hebert, Five Islands and Economy ending her career in Bass River in 1978. A Celebration of Life was held October 24, 2010 in the Peniel United Church, Five Islands, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

COULSTRING, Eva (Weatherbee) - 91, formerly of Queen Street, Truro, passed away peacefully Thursday, October 21, 2010, at Elk Court, Brookfield. Born June 2, 1919, in Lower Truro, she was a daughter of the late Lorne and Rebecca (Ferguson) Weatherbee. Eva was the last surviving member of her immediate family and is survived by her children, Kenneth Mattinson, Vancouver, BC; Donald (Paulette) Mattinson, Middle Stewiacke; Velma McIntyre, Truro; Judith Reid (Hugh MacEwen), Bass River; Wendy Snook, Sydney; step-daughter, Sandra Coulstring, California; grandchildren, Sharon McIntyre, Bruce McIntyre, Denise (Reid) Clarke, Gordon Reid, Cindi Mattinson, Donald Craig Mattinson, Michelle Mattinson, Stephen Snook, Vicki Delaney, Alison Dye; 11 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Katherine Weatherbee; several nieces and nephews; Along with her parents, Eva was predeceased by her first husband, Clarence Mattinson (Father of Children); second husband, Harold Coulstring; step-son, Paul Coulstring; siblings, Ethel O’Brien, Reta O’Brien, Edith Rogers, Foster, Herman, Hugh. Respecting Eva’s wishes, there was no visitation or funeral service. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

 


 

October 2010

 

MOORE, WILLIAM E. - 71, of Parrsboro, Cumberland Co. passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in River Hebert, he was a son of the late Frederick and Mae (Peck) Moore. Bill spent 20 years serving with the Canadian Armed Forces retiring in 1976. He is survived by a daughter, Angela Moore-Emery (James), Penetanguishene, Ont.; sons, Chris (Allana), Milford; Thomas, Freiburg, Germany; Tommy Brown, Truro; brothers, Fred and Clayton, both of Windsor, Ont.; two grandsons, Jagger and Jeremy. Cremation has taken place. Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MORRIS, Robert J. – 56, of Bramalea, Ont. and formerly of Ward’s Brook passed away Saturday, August 28, 2010 in Bramalea. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Wyman and Margaret (Jeffers) Morris. He is survived by daughters, Mandy and Misty, both of Ontario; a son, Wyman, Ontario; a grandson, Tyrone; sisters, Joanne Spicer (Jimmy), Amherst; Marilyn McQuaid, London, Ont.; brothers, Gary (Judy), Parrsboro; Blake, Stellarton; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Neil. A graveside service was held September 15, 2010 at Riverbank Cemetery, Port Greville, Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Memorial donations may be made to charity of choice.

BAIRD, Janet E. “Beth” – Truro. The passing occurred on Monday, August 30, 2010 of Beth Baird. She was a daughter of the late Albert and May (Thompson) Cock of East New Annan, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. She is survived by her sons, Thomas Albert (Beth), Edmonton, Alta. and Vincent L., Truro; grandsons, Thomas and Stephen, both of Edmonton, Alta., Robbie, Yarmouth; one great-grandchild; brother, Eldon, Onslow Mountain along with several nieces and nephews. Beth was a longtime employee of the Truro Raceway Cafeteria and Canateen. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Munro; brothers, Ralph, Stoney Creek, Ont., Tommy, Debert, Keith, Tatamagouche; sisters, Blanche Rath, Truro, Ella Peatkau, Hamilton, Ont. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. The family wish to extend their thanks to Dr. Neil Bower and his team along with the nursing staff on the fourth floor of the Colchester Regional Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

MacPhee, Alfred Augusta “Al” – 64, Truro, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Wednesday evening, September 1, 2010, at Vimy Court Nursing Home, Bible Hill. Born December 26, 1945, in Harmony, Colchester County, he was a son of the late Frank and Jean (Crowell) MacPhee. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and also took pleasure in telling jokes and teasing his grandchildren. Al is survived by his sons, Danny (Cindy), Alberta; Fred (Marie), Truro; daughters, Connie (Mike) Carlton, Alberta; Heather (Don) Furlong, Alberta; brothers, Donald “Don” MacPhee, Belmont; Percy (Shirley) MacPhee, Stewiacke; sister, Yulla Weatherbee, Truro; former wife, Helen MacPhee, Truro; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by brother, Gerald; sisters, Edna O’Connell, Sharon McNutt, Olive in infancy. Funeral service was held 11 a.m., Saturday, September 4, 2010, The Reverend Lori Ramsey officiated. Interment was held in Truro Heights Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

PETTIGREW, Nina Agnes, 73, (Economy) and Sydney Mines, passed away September 5, 2010 in Northside General Hospital, North Sydney, N.S. Born in Fox River, Cumberland County, N.S., she was the daughter of the late Wallace and Clara (Dowe) Pettigrew. Nina was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Auxiliary, Branch #45, Parrsboro. She is survived by her sister, Isabelle Legere, Bass River; step-sister Pauline Hogan, New Waterford; nephews, Francis and John Morley. She was predeceased by her nephew, Stuart Eliot Legere. Cremation has taken place. No visitation or service by request. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, N.S. On-line condolences may be made to: www.colchestercommunity.com

WHEATON, IRENE A. – 86, of Parrsboro, Cumberland Co. passed away Monday, September 6, 2010 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born at Hyde Park, Mass., she was a daughter of the late George and Madeline (Leblanc) Breau. She was a member of St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro, was a former A.Y.W.A. President and served with the Alter Guild. She is survived by her husband, William; a son, Billy (Brenda), Parrsboro; a brother, Jack (Ruth), Virginia; grandchildren, Ryan Wheaton (Tanya St. Pierre), Dartmouth; Patrick Wheaton (Ana´s Guimond), Halifax. She was predeceased by a daughter, Brenda Joyce in infancy; sister, Doris; brothers, George and Ralph. Funeral service was held Friday, September 10, 2010 at St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro with Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial in St. George’s Anglican Cemetery, Parrsboro. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

ROBINSON, Hartley B. - 72, of Halifax and formerly of Apple River, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2010 at Halifax. Born in Eatonville, he was a son of the late Robert and Gladys (Allen) Robinson. He is survived by his wife, the former Berna Cole; daughters, Laurie Robinson (Mike Sevillis), Virginia; Holly Robinson (Bob Foster), Halifax; Leanne Robinson (T.J. Myers), Halifax; a son, Rockie (Kim Thomas), Lower Sackville; sisters, Margaret Bennett, New Salem; Robina Crossman, Newcastle, N.B.; Laura Mae Bennett, Saint John; sister-in-law, Bea Robinson, Hamilton; 2 grandsons, Chandler Karas and Jordan Robinson. He was predeceased by a sister, Alice; brother, George. Funeral service was held Thursday, September 9, 2010 at the Advocate Baptist Church with Rev. Donald Hirtle officiated. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

SMITH, Jeanie F. - 68, of River Hebert, Cumberland County passed away Friday, September 3, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. Born on October 11, 1941 in Springhill to the late Raynold and Gladys (O’Rourke) Melanson, Jeanie spent her childhood and teenage years growing up in the small town of Parrsboro. Jeanie is survived by her husband, David Hazen Smith, River Hebert; daughters, Lisa Marie (Troy Colpitts), New Glasgow; Lori Maureen (Billy Kyle), Lakelands; Lynn Margaret (Stephen Rector), Musquodoboit Harbour; a grandson, Shane Smith (Ashley Smees), Halifax; sisters, Geraldine Canning; Nancy (Colin) Curleigh, both of Parrsboro; Joanne Courtney, Massachusetts; Donna Perkins, Dartmouth; sister-in-law, Dora Melanson, Hubbards; several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews; chosen family, Rick, Karen, Joey and Chris Rhodes; Cheryl (Wurster), and their families. She was predeceased by her brother, Byron Melanson; brother-in-laws, Peter Courtney and Aubra Canning. A Celebration of Life Mass at Saint Brigid’s Catholic Church, Parrsboro was held on September 11, 2010 with Father David MacDonald officiating. Reception followed at the Gallagher’s Home (417 Main Street, Parrsboro. Jeanie’s preferred charities were: Make a Wish, The Monseigneur Henri Cormier Lodge, Moncton and Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre Foundation, Amherst.

BOYD, Kenneth Grant -72, Belmont, passed away September 9, 2010 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Belmont, he was a son of the late A. Cecil and Inez (Whippie) Boyd. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Heather (Strang); daughter, Leisa (Mike) Burton, Truro; son, Troy, Fort St. John, B.C.; sisters, Marilyn Higgins, Lower Onslow, Lois (George) Josey, Sheet Harbour; brothers, Ritchie (Emily), Amherst, Ben (Grace), Bible Hill; grandchildren, Mark (Julie), Megan, Josh and Justin; three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and his constant friend, “Salty”. He was predeceased by sister, Carol Valentine; brothers, Raymond in infancy and Frank. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held Sunday, September 12th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Interment in Crossroads Cemetery, Belmont. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com 

ROSS, Donald MacKay - 85, of Salter Avenue, Truro died peacefully on September 14, 2010 at Vimy Court. He was born in Lower Five Islands on May 4, 1925, the eldest son of Edna Ross (Eagles) and Adam Ross. He married Mildred Bird in 1949 and they raised five sons and three daughters. Don is survived by his children, Donald, Gary (Brenda), Eric (Jacqueline), Glenn (Joy), Mary Lou, Clair (Susan), Darlene (Allan Cameron), and Patricia (Bernard O’Donnell), his grandchildren, Michael, Lisa, Melanie, Sonya, Joshua, Allyson, Andrew, David, Stephanie, Sarah, Adam, Lindsey, Zachery, Millie, Brock and Cody, his great grandchildren, Kirsten, Hannah, Hayden, Taylor, Jack, Charlie, Caleb, Leah, and Colby, and his brother Robert and sister, Helen Brown. He was predeceased by his wife Mildred, his brothers Keith, Kenneth and John, his daughter-in-law Myrna, and his granddaughter Kyla. Funeral service was held September 18 in Colchester Community Funeral Home. Burial followed in Robie Street Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

LANGILLE, Margaret (Marg) Anne – 67, Truro. It is with sorrow that we announce the passing of a beloved family member and friend. Marg passed away peacefully, Wednesday, September 15th at Colchester Regional Hospital surrounded by family. Born in Truro, she was the daughter of the late Smith and Mabel (Matheson) O’Connell. Marg is survived by her husband, Walter; son Ancel; daughter Heidi (Alicia Benton); sisters Kay (Henry) Shand and Alice (Ivan) McKenna; several nieces, nephews and cousins. We also want to extend our sincere gratitude to neighbors, Pat Cook and Kathy Kaulback and close family friend Richard Edison. Special thanks also to the nurses of the 3rd floor of the Colchester Regional Hospital for the compassionate care given to Marg for the last few weeks. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held September 20 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Sue King Darby officiating. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

HOYT, Milton Addison “Mike” – Onslow/Bridgetown. It is with great sadness that the family of Milton Addison “Mike” Hoyt, 87, announce his passing peacefully on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at the Mountain Lea Lodge in Bridgetown. Born in Onslow, he was a son of the late Carrie Lee (Mosher) and Albert Leonard Hoyt. At a young age Milton left Onslow for work in Halifax, then on to Bridgetown, where he met his wife Jeanne and was married in 1947. He eventually returned to Onslow to start his own trucking business; Milton A. Hoyt Trucking. In 1982 he joined with his two sons and formed Milton Hoyt Trucking and Excavating, Ltd., which continues to operate at present. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Eugenia “Jeanne” (Bent), sons, Charles (Janet) and David (Alexa), Onslow; and daughter, Audrey (Martin MacLean), Bible Hill; grandchildren, Krista Benoit, Quebec, Kelly (Jody Lynch), New Brunswick, Jason Hoyt (Jacqueline), Bible Hill, Taylor Hoyt, Onslow, step-grandchildren, Scott MacLean (Cyndi), Truro, Shawn MacLean (Cindy), Enfield, and Nicholas (Veronica) MacLean, Port Williams. He also leaves nine great-grandchildren as well as his sisters, Ruby MacCallum and Louise Fleming of Truro; Nina Coutts (Ron), British Columbia; and Ruth Dodson, New York. Milton was predeceased by brothers, Henry, Russell, Leonard, Melnor, Ralph and sister, Pearl Dennis. Funeral service was held September 23 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, Rev. Gerald Kerr officiating. A private family interment at Robie Street Cemetery. A reception followed at Trinity United Church, Onslow. Condolences to the family may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

CONGDON, Audrey Anita - 85, of Great Village passed away September 19, 2010 in Cedarstone Enhanced Care Truro. Born Pense, Saskatchewan, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Florence (Jackson) Gordon. Audrey was a member of Saint James United Church, Great Village, member of the UCW and a member of the choir for 60 years. She was a member of the Great Village Fire Brigade Ladies Auxiliary, and the Great Village Garden Club. She is survived by her husband of 56 years Kenneth; children Gregory (Karen) of Aulac NB, Douglas (Judy) Great Village, Keith (Margaret) Great Village, Dianne Forshner (Gordon) Enfield; grandchildren Ainsley, Erin, Holly, Megan, Devon, Christopher, Danica, Caitlin, Tyler, Michael, Ciara; great-granddaughters Danica and Brianna; sister Mrs. Jean Schaschl, Amherst. She was predeceased by a son Alan; brother Vayle; sister Sheila. Funeral service was held 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 22, 2010, in Saint James United Church, Great Village, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Interment was held in Mahon Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CARTER, Phyllis Alexina – 77, Truro died peacefully September 21, 2010 in her sleep at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro after a very brief battle with cancer. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Douglas Carter; daughter, Gayle (Bruce) Farquhar, Berwick; sons, Mark (Judy), Lantz, Andrew, Shortts Lake; daughter-in-law, Sali Brown, Truro; sister-in-law, Christine Carter, Truro; grandchildren, Sarah, James and Laura Farquhar, all of Berwick, Jeremy Carter, Lantz, Isaac Carter, Truro, Polly Carter, Shortts Lake; nieces, Janice Chase, Truro, Shawn Redmond, Ottawa. Phyllis was predeceased by her parents, Alexander and Christina (Fancy) Redmond; an infant daughter, Jennifer; sisters, Sigrid Gillis, Shirley Chase; brothers, Gerald (Joan) Redmond and Ralph Redmond. A memorial Service was held September 24th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Gary Yetman officiating. Interment in Terrace Hill Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

McNUTT, (Doutreloigne) Marguerite Julienne - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Marguerite J. McNutt, 88, of Riverton/Debert, NS, on September 21, 2010 at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, with her family at her side. Marguerite was born in Anzegem, Belgium, the daughter of Richard and Melanie (Van Lierde) Doutreloigne. She came to Canada as a War Bride in 1946 after marrying Merle and they celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1995. She is survived by her daughters, Denise MacLeod, River John and partner Blayne Gammon, Ft. McMurray, Alta. and Rose (Charles) Wilkinson, Charlottetown, PEI; sister Elza, Belgium; sisters-in-law, Helen Johnson, Truro, Myrna McCully, Debert; grandsons, John, Halifax, Chris & Shawn, Charlottetown, PEI, Jeff, Ft. McMurray, Alta.; granddaughter, Angela (John) Bromfield, Melbourne, Australia; great grandchildren, Ryan, Jacob, Lexie of Halifax and Katelyn, Australia. She will be sadly missed by special extended family members, John, Sandra, Tyler & Rose-Marie Reddy of Dartmouth and Bella Milner of Truro. She was predeceased by her husband Merle, brothers Maurice, Robert, Adolf; sisters Zulma, Maria, Denise and Alice. A Funeral Mass was held Saturday, September 25th in Immaculate Conception Church, 669 Prince St, Truro.Family committal followed in the Old Barns Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com
 


 

September 2010

 

THURLOW (McNutt), Carolyn Louise - 53, Bible Hill, passed away July 22, 2010. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of Irene (Nibbs) McNutt, Truro and the late Cecil McNutt. She is survived by her children, Stephanie (Jason) Currie, Alton, Jason Garagan (Rachel Crozier), Courtney, B.C., Crystal Garagan (Steven Hartling), Truro; grandchildren, Taylor, Alex, Liberty, Athena, Brayden, Daya, Gylin; husband, Tony Thurlow, Truro; siblings, Eric (Tammy) McNutt, Onslow Mountain, Sharon (Clinton) Hayter, Truro, Terry McNutt, Truro, Dale (Tanya) McNutt, Truro; a niece and nephew; several aunts, uncles and cousins. No visitation by request. A Memorial Service was held July 30th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

SCOTT, Arthur Ray, 84, North River, passed way peacefully Sunday, July 25, 2010, at home. Born in Londonderry, he was a son of the late Walter and Reta (Farnan) Scott. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving overseas with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corp and the Royal Canadian Army Provost Corp. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Truro. Arthur was an avid hunter and fisherman and had a great love for his hometown of Londonderry. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Freda Rushton; son Paul, Dartmouth; daughters, Susan Wilson, Truro; Krista Henderson (Glen), North River; grandchildren, Walter, Stephanie, Aidan, Emma; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Dale, Truro; sister, Marion Howard, St. George, ON. He was predeceased by a brother, Keith; sister, Inez. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GATTI, Maisie Lorette “Mamie”, 78, Truro, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, July 27, 2010, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born May 27, 1932, in Saint John, New Brunswick, she was raised in the loving home of the late Gordon Peppard and Myrtle “Myrt” (Cox) Webster. Mamie attended Saint James United Church, Great Village, where she was a past member of the UCW and was also a proud life member of Cavell Rebekah Lodge No. 72, Great Village. Many will remember Mamie as the friendly waitress and bartender at The Palliser, Glengarry Best Western and Keddy’s. Mamie is survived by her children, Steven Gatti (Cyndy Ellis), Great Village; Margo (Keith) Woods, Halifax; Susan “Sue” (Stephen) Karrel, Great Village; Jamie (Cynthia) Gatti, Fall River; grandchildren, Shelby Gatti, Annette Woods, Mamie-Jane Karrel, David Karrel (Sarah Coleman), Sarah (David) Gatti-Yorke, Lisa Gatti; great granddaughter, Kenzie Mae Yorke. Mamie was predeceased by her husband, James Harry Gatti. Funeral service was held 2 p.m., Friday, July 30, 2010, in Saint James United Church, 47 Great Village Lornevale Road, Great Village, The Reverend Gary Yetman officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GILBERT, Ethel L. – 91, of Lakelands, Cumberland Co. passed away Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro surrounded by her family. Born in Oxford, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Georgie (Wood) Gilbert. Ethel will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by a son, Ronald (Louise), Lakelands; daughters, Audrey Heward (Lorne), North Bay, Ont.; Carolyn O’Hearn (Fred), Five Islands; Diane Gilbert, Scarborough; Barbara Gilbert, Parrsboro; Bernice Fulton (Earl), Parrsboro; Joanne Gilbert, Kamloops, B.C.; Cheryl Johnson (Mike), Parrsboro; daughter in law, Norma Gilbert, Oakwood, Ont.; a sister, Lois Moore, Parrsboro; brothers, Elmer, Amherst; Vaughn (Viola), Athol; 30 grandchildren; 48 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, J. Maxwell Gilbert; a son, Bradford; brothers, Lawson, Murray; a great grandchild, Justin Scott. Funeral service was be August 3, 2010 with Keith Selwyn-Smith, D.M. officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

LAKE-MCGRATH, JORDAN R. - 18, of Parrsboro, Cumberland Co. passed away suddenly on Thursday, August 5, 2010 in Maccan as the result of a tragic accident. Born in Amherst, he was a son of Harold and Julie (Hughes) McGrath, Parrsboro, and James Lake (Geraldine), Truro. He is survived by brothers, Justin Lake, Ottawa; John Lake (Charlotte), Halifax; Jamie Lake (Jennifer), Hamilton, Ont.; Sherman McGrath, Parrsboro; maternal grandmother, Irma Hughes, Parrsboro; paternal grandmother, Elaine Lake, New Prospect; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service was held August 8, 2010 at the Parrsboro Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in St. George’s Cemetery, Parrsboro. Memorial donations may be made to the Sports Programs of Parrsboro Regional High School, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

McKENZIE, Cecil Desmond, 85, Truro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday evening, August 13, 2010, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born September 25, 1924, in Selma, Hants County, he was a son of the late Daniel and Ruby (Corbett) McKenzie. Cecil attended Faith Baptist Church, Great Village. Cecil is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Muriel Ella (Spence); children, Larry (Linda) Spence, Masstown; Judy McKenzie, Alberta; Vernon McKenzie, Saskatchewan; Marilyn (Curtis) Adams, Newfoundland; Marvin McKenzie, Saskatchewan; Barbara (Stanley) Bryanton, Lower Debert; Hugh McKenzie, British Columbia; Patsy (Kenny) Smith, Great Village; Brian (Carolyn) McKenzie, Ontario; Victor (Dianna) McKenzie, Debert; Melvin McKenzie, Alberta; Glen (Angie) McKenzie, British Columbia; sister, Pearl Burns, Sydney; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Ida; twin sisters, Elsie and Greta; brothers, Scott, Melvin, Wilson, Frank, William. Funeral service was held 2 p.m., Tuesday, August 17, 2010, in Faith Baptist Church, 38 Station Road, Great Village, Pastor Steve Adams officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LYNDS, Karl MacNeil - 95, Truro, passed away August 16, 2010 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Lower Debert, he was a son of the late John and Ella (MacNeil) Lynds. In his early years, Karl worked in the Design Dept. of Eaton’s in Toronto where he specialized in floats for the Christmas parades. Later he worked as a finished carpenter and built homes in Windsor, Ontario and Truro. He was a building inspector for local education institutions and was also involved with numerous real estate properties. Karl loved to travel and visited Florida for over twenty-two years consecutively. He is survived by daughter, Mary Joan Tompkins, Truro; son, Neil Lynds (Isabel), Truro; grandchildren, Michael Tompkins (Stacey), Halifax; Peter Tompkins, Truro, Jennifer Lynds (Shannon), Truro, Derek Lynds, Grande Prairie, Alta.; great-grandchild, Molly Tompkins; sister, Dorothy (Maurice) Brunet, Bible Hill; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, Janet Ida MacKay; brother, Frank. Funeral service was held August 20th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Don MacQueen officiating. Interment in Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

RICE, Francis Forbes, 84, of Belmont, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 in the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Annapolis Royal, he was a son of the late Reginald and Agnes (Holliday) Rice. He was a veteran of the 2nd World War serving overseas. He was a former employee of Massey Ferguson in Brantford, ON. He is survived by his wife, the former Reta Mae Fielding; step-sons, Ken Blair (Vie Legere), Truro; Fred (Anne) Blair, Hilden; step-daughters, Shirley Blair (Steve Coulter), Brantford, ON; Maxine Jollimore, River John; several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Isabel “Ted” and Margaret; brother, Thomas. A graveside service and interment was held 11a.m., Friday, August 20, in Onslow Island Cemetery, The Rev. Lori Ramsey officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MOORE, WILLIAM E. - 71, of Parrsboro, Cumberland Co. passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in River Hebert, he was a son of the late Frederick and Mae (Peck) Moore. Bill spent 20 years serving with the Canadian Armed Forces retiring in 1976. His favorite spot was to spend time at his camp. He enjoyed playing his piano and making people laugh. Most of all, he loved his family and friends. He is survived by a daughter, Angela Moore-Emery (James), Penetanguishene, Ont.; sons, Chris (Allana), Milford; Thomas, Freiburg, Germany; Tommy Brown, Truro; brothers, Fred and Clayton, both of Windsor, Ont.; two grandsons, Jagger and Jeremy. Cremation has taken place. Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

PHILLIPS, MARY - 88, of Parrsboro, Cumberland Co. passed away Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan surrounded by her family. Born in Stonehouse, England, she was a daughter of the late Percival and Katherine (Peyton) Shortt. Mary loved her British heritage and enjoyed telling stories of growing up in England. She came to Canada in December of 1944 as a war bride, accompanied by her 21 month old daughter, Saundra. She became a Canadian citizen in 1970. She was proud co-owner of Phil’s Restaurant and Laundromat. She is survived by daughters, Saundra Spence (George), Parrsboro; Theresa Kay (Stephen Millen), Waterloo, Ont.; Kimberley Phillips, Amherst; sons, Kevin (Rozelle Morris), Parrsboro; Kendall (Patrick Burke), Mississauga, Ont.; a sister, Peg and a brother, Peter, both of Stonehouse, England; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and a great-great granddaughter; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Rupert (1985); a daughter, Lyndis (2003); a son, Barrington in infancy (1953); a grandson, Craig in infancy (1972); brother, Gerald; step-father, Harry Pulley. Funeral service was held Saturday August 21, 2010 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial in St. George’s Cemetery, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

DAVIDSON, Catherine Morrison, 96, of Bass River/Truro, passed away peacefully, Friday, August 20, 2010 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Catherine "Kay" was born February 8, 1914, at Marble Mountain, Inverness County, to Daniel John and Margaret Morrison (Nee MacLennan). A young graduate of Mount Allison University in 1933, Catherine taught school first at Marble Mountain, then in Richmond County and later in Belmont, Upper Musquodoboit and finally Bass River. There she met and married Douglas R. Davidson of Portaupique Mountain, where they raised their four children on the Davidson family farm. Kay was integrally involved in the lives of her family; children: Margaret Forbes (Robert), Jean Giddens (Richard), Gordon (Nancy) and John (Anita); grandchildren; Heather, Andrew, John David “JD”, Peter, Tim, Sheilah, Janet, Ian, Sarah, Gavin, Fiona, Sean; great-grandchildren; Fiona, Jack, Teah, Payton, William, Hunter. Funeral service was held 2:30 p.m., Monday, August 23, 2010,in Riverside United Church, Bass River, Rev. Don McQueen and Rev. Roger Moore officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

 


 

August 2010

 

HARRIGAN, Arthur Layton, died in Arizona on 2-14-10, son of the late Margaret Newcomb Layton and Arthur Perrin Harrigan. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all who knew him. He is survived by his wife Kathleen Shipp, 3 married children and 7 grandchildren. A graveside service will be Thursday, August 5, 11:00am in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village.
CANNING, BURGESS L. – 91, Bedford passed away Thursday, June 10, 2010 at home. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Ritchie and Maude (Manning) Canning. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the Royal Canadian Navy. Following the war, he with his brother Wilfred operated a tugboat and barge service in the Parrsboro area for many years. He also worked as an engineer with Northumberland Ferries and at the Debert "Diefenbaker" Bunker. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for more than 50 years. He is survived by his wife, the former Mabel Chambers; a son, David (Patricia), Dartmouth; 3 grandchildren, Stacey Canning-Lively (Joe), Lake Echo; Richard (Amanda), Halifax; Mark, Halifax; 2 great-grandchildren, Eric and Alex. He was predeceased by sisters, Bertha, Lauris; a brother, Wilfred. Funeral service was held June 13, 2010 with Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial has taken place in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


BURRIS, Vera Alma - 84, Salmon River, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 27, 2010 in Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. She was a daughter of the late Nelson and Cora (MacRae) Milner. She is survived by son, Ross (Marie’a); daughter, Heather (Kevin), both of Truro; grandchildren, Allen W., Michael, Scott (Stephanie), Zachary, Brandon; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Jean Legere, Bella Milner, both of Truro; Diane Milner, Calgary; brother, Carmen (Diane), Debert; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Lewis (1993); son, Allen M; infant daughter, Linda; granddaughter, Robin; brothers, Garnet, Walter, Raymond. A graveside service was held on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, in Blackmore Memorial Cemetery, Upper North River, Pastor Bill Martin officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

PYE, Beatrice Louise age 97 of Truro passed away at Naugler Home Care on June 30. Beatrice was born in Truro on June 14, 1913 and was the daughter of Seymour and Elizabeth MacCallum (McNutt) of Truro. She was a member and supporter of First United Church and a life member of United Church Women. Beatrice was a long time member and worker in the International Order of Good Templars for over 50 years. She was predeceased by her husband Russell, her sister Dorothy Clay of Cambridge, Ontario and her brother Ernest MacCallum of Pictou. Beatrice is survived by one son, Garry Pye (Mary-Lou) of Truro, four grandchildren Shannon Pye-Wilson (Pat), Bedford, Tracy Pye-Roberts (Glenn), Truro, Andrew Pye, Halifax and Alexandra Pye, Halifax, and by five great grandchildren, Luke and Zack Wilson and Casey, Emily and Logan Roberts and extended family Sean and Jennifer Mongey of Barrie, Ontario and Andrew and Heidi Caldwell of Truro. Beatrice lived by herself until January 1 of this year when she moved into Naugler’s Home Care. She worked as a linotype operator with the Truro Daily News in the 40’s and 50’s. For the past ten years she received loving and professional help from Elizabeth Blair, her caregiver, and recently from everyone at Naugler’s Nursing Home. The family is very grateful to Dr Michael Murray for his kindness and dedication and also in the month of May from the staff of Four South at Colchester Regional Hospital. A private family service was held. Interment in Valley Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

TALBOT, Harriet Alberta (Potter) - 88 of Central Onslow passed away July 2, 2010, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Clementsvale she was the daughter of the late Jennie and Willis Potter. Harriet was a veteran of the 2nd World War and served with the CWAC. Following the war she worked at Cornwallis where she met her late husband, Cecil Talbot. Their marriage was blessed with three children. Son, Philip (Juanita) Talbot, of Central Onslow and sons, Matthew and Travis, Daughter, Sandra (Richard) Sampson of Bridgetown and her stepdaughters Joanne, Lynn and Tammy; Son, John (Roxanne) Talbot of Georgetown, Ontario and son Dylan. She is also survived by one great grandson Vander, and one step great grandson Kyle. She was predeceased by granddaughters Gwendolyn and Catherine. Harriet enjoyed the support and love of a close knit family including surviving sister Edith (Berry) Thompson of Bedford and her late sisters Glendean Young, Gladys White, Greta Walker, Louise Selig and late brother Robert Potter. Harriet was an adherent of Onslow Trinity Church. At Harriet’s request, cremation has taken place. Funeral Service was held Wednesday July 7th with Rev. Gerry Kerr officiating. Interment in Robie St. Cemetery. Special thanks to Dr. Slipp and the 4th floor staff of the Colchester Regional Hospital for their compassion and care. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

BEZANSON, John Roy - 58, Onslow Mountain passed away July 5, 2010 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Middle Musquodoboit, he was a son of the late John and Ethel (Henry) Bezanson. He is survived by sisters, Maxine, Darlene, Colleen; brothers, Rod, Brian; brother-in-law, Dave Bell; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Lila Bell and two brothers in infancy. By John’s request, no formal funeral service was held. Private family burial in Riverside Cemetery, Upper Stewiacke. On-line condolences can be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

RUSHTON, Leslie Dean Rushton - 36, Highland Village, passed away Monday, July 5, 2010, at home. Born in Truro, Leslie was a son of Dean and Linda (Roberts) Rushton. He is survived by his daughter, Sabrina Rushton-Williams of Truro; maternal grandparents, Cyril and Virginia (Urquhart) Roberts of Montrose; many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Cecil and Lena Rushton; step-grandmother, Francis Babineau. A private family service was held on Friday, July 9, 2010, in the Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Rev. Dan Gunn officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

ROBINSON, Pearl Eileen - 80, Truro passed away July 5, 2010 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Emma (Grosse) Cain. In her earlier years, she worked for Hillcrest Manor and Andres Wines. Pearl was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Branch 26 and enjoyed playing bingo at John’s Hall on Prince Street. Pearl enjoyed singing, especially when it was time to sing Happy Birthday to her friends. She is survived by children, Michael W. (Tammy) Robinson, Truro. Alton (Judy) Robinson, Amherst, Peggy Robinson, Truro, Shirley (John) Robinson-Levering, Truro, Charles Robinson, New Glasgow; grandchildren, Missara, Durell, Samantha, Alex, Alton, Shawn, Noah; sister, Mary Cain, Sackville; brother, Richard Cain, Advocate Harbour; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, William W. Robinson; granddaughters, Tamara and Jamila Robinson; sisters, Muriel and Delma; brothers, Alex, Clyde and Harold Cain. Memorial Service was held July 9th with Pastor Brian Johnston officiating. Following the Service, a time of fellowship and refreshments was held at 21 Keywest Court, Truro Heights. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

BIGNEY, Lorne Leslie - 94, of Debert, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 9, 2010 in the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in East Mines, he was a son of the late Norman and Phebe (Reid) Bigney. He is survived by daughter, Goldie (Fred) MacKinnon, Edmonton, AB; sons, Glen (Marie), St. Thomas, ON; Merle (Ruth), Charlottetown, PEI; Gary (Gayle) and Ralph (Sharon), Debert; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Willa Jane Weatherby; his second wife, Madeline Marie Goodwin; brothers, Lyman and Ralph; sister, Alice. Funeral service was held Monday, July 12, 2010, in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Pastor Ken Fillmore officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BATES, Arlene F.. - 84, of Debert, Colchester Co., and formerly of Highland Village passed away Monday, July 12, 2010 at Debert Court. Born in Jamaica Plains, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Warren and Beatrice (Wasson) Doyle. She was employed for the Masstown Market for many years. She was well known throughout the area for her preserves and her handwork, particularly her quilting and crocheting. She is survived by a son, Phillip, Kitchener, Ont.; daughter-in-law, Violet Spencer, Chisasibi, Que.; a sister, Iona Canning, Five Islands; 6 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, James; sons, James and Gordon; a sister, Audrey; brother, Edward. A funeral service for both Arlene and her son, Jim who passed away June 15, 2010, was held July 15, 2010 at Peniel United Church, Five Islands, with Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorial donations to Five Islands Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


PEPPARD, John Edwin "Jack" – 70, Londonderry. The passing of John Edwin “Jack” Peppard occurred quietly at his home on Thursday morning, July 15, 2010, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born and raised in Great Village, he was a son of the late Matthew and Louise (Rose) Peppard. Except for a brief interlude in Ontario, he lived his entire adult life in the Great Village area. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Marie (Adams); children, Stephanie (Kim) Patriquin, Folly Mountain; Alan (Shelley Tanner), Sandra (Dean) Mushanski, all of Edmonton, Alberta; Anna Peppard (DJay MacIntosh), Truro; grandchildren, Kiersten, Matija, Matthew, Carter, Cole, Bailey, Tessa; siblings, Ken (Dianne), Jim (Blanche), all of Great Village; Marjorie and Ruth, Kinsac; several nieces and nephews. A reception to celebrate Jack’s life was held Sunday, July 25, 2010, at the Londonderry Athletic Hall. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GONSALES, John Desi, Master Corporal, 39 – Onslow Mountain, passed away on July 18, 2010. Born in Truro, he was the son of Claude and Elfreda (Romahn) Gonzales. John was a dedicated and loving father and husband who spent his life as a career military soldier serving as a vehicle technician in the 144th Construction Engineering Flight in Pictou, NS. He served multiple tours in Afghanistan, and was a basic, hard-working individual. John is survived by his wife Mary (Ramsey); children, Zachery, Hannah, Cody and Jacob; sisters, Jenny (Terry) George, Beth (Robert) Mosher; father and mother-in-law, Tom (Cathy) Ramsey. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 22nd from 12pm until 2pm, beginning with a Royal Canadian Legion Tribute Service. Funeral Service at 2pm with Chaplain Gordon Poley officiating, all in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Interment to follow in the Belmont Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

 


 

July 2010
 

GORDON, Vayle Austin - Great Village. It's with great sadness we announce the passing of our Dad on May 15th, 2010. He was 82 years old. Born in 1927 in Rolleau, SK, he was the son of the late Roy and Florence (Jackson) Gordon. Besides his wife Jean, he is survived by daughter, Linda; son, Ross; daughter, Lois; granddaughter, Kelli; sister, Audrey (Ken) Congdon; sister, Jean Schaschl; sister-in-law, Mary (Jack) Barley; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by two baby daughters; son-in-law, Ross McLean; sister, Shiela MacRae; brothers-in-law, Karl Schaschl, Louie MacRae, Russell Smith, Donnie Smith. Friends were invited to join with the family on Saturday, May 22, 2010, at the Royal Canadian Legion, Cobequid Branch 72, Great Village. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LANG, Graham Ernest - 79, Debert, passed away peacefully, Saturday morning, May 22, 2010, in Colchester Regional Hospital. Born November 27, 1930, in New York, he was a son of the late Percival and Ethel (MacLean) Lang. Graham was a life time member of Debert United Church, where he served as treasurer for about 50 years, caretaker, sang in the choir, and was Clerk of Session for about 25 years. During his working life he held a number of positions including working at the radio transmitter in Onslow for CKCL, switchboard operator for MT & T and Camp Debert, was a brakeman for the CNR, a warehouse worker for Atlantic Wholesalers, and finally as a laborer at Weskin Inc., in Debert. Graham is survived by his sister, Edith (Leo) Kean, Upper Onslow; brother, Charles (Carol) Lang, Nanaimo, British Columbia; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Graham was predeceased by his brother, Colin Lang. Fittingly, his funeral service was held on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in Debert United Church, as it was so much a part of his life. The service began with a Masonic Tribute. Graham had received his 50th Year Jewel in 2009 as a member of King George Lodge Debert. A large delegations attended from the Masonic Order, members of the Session and Stewards of the Church, the DGM Men’s Club, the Friendly Neighbours Seniors Club, of which he served as President and many friends and neighbours. Memories were shared by long time friends Tom Rissesco and Douglas Stiles and by nephew Ian Kean who send his by e-mail from the Kingdom of Bhutan. A Community choir in which he often participated sang the 23rd Psalm and "Precious Lord, take my Hand". The Rev. Lester Settle, a former minister of the Church and secretary of the Men’s Club was the Organist. The Reverend Don MacQueen officiated. Interment was in Plains Road Cemetery. A time of fellowship and sharing followed in the church hall.

DEWAR, Mildred May "Millie" - 99, Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro, formerly of Great Village and Townsview Estates, passed away peacefully on Monday afternoon, May 24, 2010, in the home, just six days before her 100th birthday. Born May 30, 1910, in Harmony, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Mabel (McCabe) Reid. Millie is survived by her son, George Lynch, Trenton, Ontario; grandchildren, Phillip Lynch, Trenton, Ontario (Victoria Lehman, Texas); Cheryl Lynch (Robert Steadman), Mexico; Laura Lee Lynch (Andy Hazelwood), James (Janet) Lynch, all of North Bay, Ontario; great grandchildren, Ron, Asia, Jamie, Ella; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Stuart Lynch; second husband, Alden Dewar; son, Phillip in infancy; sisters, Alma, Jessie; brothers, Isaac, Sanford, Harry, Charles. All are invited to attend a graveside funeral service that will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, July 11, 2010, in Portapique Cemetery, Reverend Dan Gunn officiating. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

DICKIE, Gerald “Gerry” Bayne, 75, Upper Onslow, passed away May 28, 2010 in QE II Infirmary, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Born in Belmont, he was the son of the late Cecil and Reta (Smith) Dickie. Gerald spent most of his life in Ontario driving tractor trailers for Neilson/Cadbury. He is survived by his sister, Marjorie McCabe, Moncton; brothers, Ken (Nora), Bible Hill, Victor (Betty), Brookfield; several nephews and a niece. He was predeceased by his brother, Foster. A Memorial Service was held June 1st at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, N.S. with Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. Interment in Onslow Island Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Nova Scotia. On line condolences may be made to: www.colchestercommunity.com

GILBERT, Margaret B. “Peggy” – 69, of West Brook, Cumberland Co. passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Doris (Pettigrew) Pettigrew. She is survived by her husband, Gordon; a son, Peter (Sandra), West Brook; sisters, Melissa Davies, London, Ont.; Madeline Pettigrew (Terry), London, Ont.; Carol Proctor (Ernest), West Brook; Valerie Bates (Dave), London, Ont.; Gloria Brownell (Keith Burbine), River Hebert; Kathy Rector (Charles), Amherst; Shelly Rogers (Jimmy), Southampton; a brother, Larry, Parrsboro; 2 grandchildren, Jackie and Bradley; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Diana; a brother, Robert. Funeral service was held Saturday, June 5th at Smith’s Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the West Brook Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


KERNOHAN, David “Doc” M.D. – 87, of Parrsboro, Cumberland Co. passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2010 in the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, David came to Canada in 1950 and practiced medicine in Parrsboro until 1993, where he also operated a large farm. David loved the countryside and the people of the area. He is survived by his wife, Mollie; son, Andrew and daughter-in-law, Anne MacLellan; daughter, Ann and granddaughter, Mary. He was predeceased by his daughter, Mary Kernohan. A memorial service was held Saturday, June 5, 2010 at St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro with Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com.


WHIDDEN, Eleanor Mae – Greenfield. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother and friend, Eleanor Mae (Davison) Whidden. Eleanor, who was 81, passed away on June 4, 2010 at the Colchester Regional Hospital in Truro with her beloved son Fred and daughter Nancy Strong by her side. Eleanor will be sadly missed by sister-in-law Joan Hoare, long-time friend Frances Langille, and dear friend George Bates. Eleanor was a devoted and loving wife of 61 years to the late Sterling Whidden. She was predeceased by daughter Norma “Marlene” and son-in-law Bob Strong. Born in Portapique, she was the daughter of the late James and Mae Davison and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Eleanor and her late husband Sterling developed Greenfield Crest Ayrshire Farm which they owned and operated together for 50 years with their son, Fred. A celebration of Eleanor’s life was held on June 10th, 2010 in First United Church, 711 Prince Street, Truro, with Rev. Judith Perry officiating. Interment in the Greenfield Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com


ARMSWORTHY, Irene Louise-60, Crowe`s Mills, Colchester County. We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our mother, who was called home to join her Lord on June 4, 2010, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, with her daughter Joann at her side, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Truro on June 1, 1950, she recently celebrated her birthday with friends and family, looking forward to the warm summer months. She was the youngest child of the late John A. Dunlap and Agnes (Hamilton) Dunlap. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Irene is survived by her daughter Joann (Rick) Merritt, Bible Hill; sons, Doug Armsworthy and Greg Armsworthy, both of Crowe’s Mills; grandchildren, Brittany, Nicole, Natalie, Kenny and Dakota; sisters, Tilly (Bill) Harrison, Edmonton AB.; Anna (Len) Martin, B.C.; Bertha (Calvin) Peppard, Kathy Downing, both of Onslow Mountain; Shirley (Harold) Stairs, N.B.; brother, George Dunlap, East Mountain. She was predeceased by her husband Donald; sister, Mary; brothers, Tom, Mark, Robert, James, Haliburton, and Andrew (in infancy). She will be missed by her treasured friend, Cheryl Murray. Funeral service was held June 8, 2010 at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Pastor Glenn Ronson officiating. Interment in the Belmont Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

TUPPER, Nathan M. – 79, Templar Street, Parrsboro passed away Sunday, June 06, 2010 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Nathan F. Tupper and the late Vanessa (Berry) (Tupper) Canning. He was a former engineer, mechanic and was the very first employee at Parrsboro Metal Fabricators where he retired from in 1996. During his retirement, he became an avid gardener and carver with his plants, flower and crafts spread across the country. He was a former fire chief of the Parrsboro Volunteer Fire Department. He is survived by his daughters, Natalie Rector (Bill), Parrsboro; Sandra O’Quinn, Kinsac, Halifax Co.; sons, Michael (Cindy); Doug (Sue), all of Parrsboro; beloved grandsons, Jonathan, Chris, Craig, Shaun, Michael and Andrew; “special angel” great-granddaughter, Isabella; brother, Charles, Parrsboro; several nieces and a nephew. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, the former Avora Welton; “special” friend, Norma McBride; step-father, Wilfred Canning. Funeral was held Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at the Parrsboro Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


COLLINS-YORKE, Sarah - 94, of New Canaan, Cumberland Co. passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan with family by her side. Born in New Canaan, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Augusta (Skidmore) Brown. She, with her husband, operated a family blueberry business for many years. She was Past Deputy Grand Chief of Riverside Temple, Southampton and was Past District Deputy President of the Blomidon Rebecca Lodge, Parrsboro. She was a member of the New Canaan United Church and later the Southampton United Church. She is survived by sons, Merlyn (Helen), New Canaan; George (Joyce), Southampton; Corlas (Arlene), Diligent River; 11 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Thornton Collins in 1980; second husband, Cyril Yorke in 1998; sisters, Violet, Frances, Lillian; brothers, Leo, Leslie, Thomas. Funeral service was held June 11, 2010 at the Southampton United Church with Rev. Elizabeth Davies officiating. Burial in the New Canaan Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com.


GAMBLE, Frederick Leroy (1932-2010) – 77 Surrounded by loving family, Fred Gamble peacefully passed away at his home in Londonderry on June 10th, 2010, after an earnest battle with cancer. He is predeceased by his parents, Greta Lydia Rushton (Westchester) and David Hamilton Gamble (Londonderry); his brothers, Carl (Debert) and Ronald (Brookfield); his sisters, Doris Whynot (Bridgewater), Helen Scott (Sutherland’s Lake), and infant sister Hazel. He is survived by his loving wife, Rose (McLeod) Gamble; brother, Darrell (Pictou); his eight children, Debbie Fulton (Gerry Richard) (Bass River); Dennis (Betty) (Folly Mountain); Barbie (Bobby) McNutt (Londonderry); Clay (Joanne) (Lornevale); Fonda (John) Smyth (Truro); Sandra (Stephen) Gamblin (Saint John, NB); Glenn (Brampton, ONT); and Nicole (Dale) Hart (Truro); fifteen grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, one great great grandson, and numerous nieces and nephews. A family graveside service was held Sunday, June 13, 2010, at Hillcrest Cemetery, Londonderry. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WILLIGAR, Hazel M. – 89, of Parrsboro, Cumberland Co. passed away Sunday, June 13, 2010 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. She was a daughter of the late Stanley and Jenny (Davis) Aylward. Hazel was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by daughters, Hilda Adams (Gary); Linda Willigar (Doug); Marjorie Shaw (Ronald); sons, Ralph (Ruth); Myles (Lynda), all of Parrsboro; a sister, Mildred Snowden, Springhill. She will be sadly missed by her 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren who will remember her as Nanny with hugs, kisses, milk, cookies and unconditional love. She was predeceased by her husband, Stephen E. Willigar in 1991; sisters, Grace, Regina and Lillian; brothers, Ralph, Edward and Lloyd. Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro with Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial in the St. George’s Anglican Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 

BATES, R. James “Jimmy” - 65, of Debert, Colchester Co. and formerly of Highland Village passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Five Islands, he was a son of Arlene (Doyle) Bates, Debert and the late James W. Bates. Jimmy was well known in the area for his culinary skills and especially for his delicious jams, jellies, and relishes that he sold through Masstown Market for several years. Besides his mother, he is survived by a brother, Philip, Waterloo, Ont.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Gordon. Memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


JOHNSON, Raymond “Swede” Nelson – 93, Lower Onslow, passed away June 18, 2010 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Valley, Colchester County, he was the son of the late Leonard and Minnie (Bailey) Johnson. He is survived by daughter Dorothy (Wayne) Dauphinee, Fredericton; sons, Reginald (Janet), Jordan Station, Ontario, Robert, Truro; granddaughters Susan, Sarah; step grandsons, Todd, Rob; brothers, Wesley (Delia), Truro, Roy, St. Catherines, On; several nieces and nephews. Raymond was predeceased by his wife, Grace (Fleming); sisters, Violet, Freda, Vivian; brothers, Chester, Earl, Leonard, Aubrey. Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 22, 2010, with Rev. Gerald Kerr officiating. Interment in the Lower Onslow Clarke Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made to: www.colchestercommunity.com

CUMING, Barbara Lorraine – Truro. The death of Barbara Lorraine Cuming occurred at the Colchester Regional Hospital in Truro on Saturday, June 19, 2010. Born in Fredericton, NB, Barbara was a daughter of the late Allen and Bessie (Grant) MacNabb of Fredericton. She is survived by her husband, Fred; sons, Gary (Bonnie), Melville; Mark (Rosemary), Halifax; John (Julie), Halifax; eight grandchildren, Peter and Jonathan, Daniel and Jordan, Robbie, Jacob, Tom and Claire; five great-grandchildren; sister, Lorna (Ralph) Peters, Saint John, NB; sisters-in-law, Betty (Harold Jenken), Niagara Falls, ON; Millicent Cuming and Joan MacNabb of Fredericton, NB; and special daughter Darlene Campbell, Truro. She was predeceased by her parents and one brother, Gordon “Bud” MacNabb. A private family memorial service was held with Rev. Lori Ramsey and Rev. Gary Yetman officiating. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

CUMING, Frederick Gordon, 87, Truro, passed away June 20, 2010 in Colchester Regional Hospital. Born in Fredericton, New Brunswick he was the eldest son of the late Gordon and Hattie (Bonnar) Cuming. Fred graduated from the University of New Brunswick and Dalhousie University with a BSC and MSC in science. He worked with the Canadian Forestry Service for 35 years. Fred was a Navy veteran of WW II, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #26, Truro, and the Masonic Lodge # 43 and Scottish Rite. He is survived by his sons, Gary (Bonnie), Mark (Rosemary), John (Julie), all of Halifax; sister, Betty Jenken; sisters-in-law, Millicent Cuming, Lorna (Ralph) Peters, Joan MacNabb; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Barabara (MacNabb); brother William. A private joint family memorial service for Fred and Barbara was held in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, with Rev. Lori Ramsey and Rev. Gary Yetman officiating. Interment for both will be held later in Fredericton, N.B. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

COX, Annie Mildred – 89, Great Village, where she resided with Glenys and Parker, formerly of Truro, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, June 19, 2010, in Cedarstone Enhanced Care. Born July 9, 1920, in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late James and Mary (Lynk) MacPherson. Annie is survived by her daughter, Glenys Anderson (Parker Morris), Little Dyke; sons, Courtney (Joyce), Regina; Randy (June), Truro; Lawrence (Leone), Little Dyke; Alan, Truro; 11 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; sister, Valerie (Lewis) Linton, Quebec; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer Smith Cox; daughter, Nancy in infancy; sisters, Pearl, Marguerite, Christelda, Thelma, Donna; brothers, Allister, Clarence, Lawrence, Clinton, James “Junior”. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Wednesday, June 23, 2010, Reverend David Lutes officiated. Interment was in Robie Street Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MOORING, Doreen Shirley - 73, of Bible Hill, passed away Monday, June 21, 2010, at The Mira Long Term Care Facility Truro. Born in Belmont, she was a daughter of the late Donald David and Alice Loleta (Graham) Roode. She is survived by sons, Jesse David (Barb Jackson), Dartmouth; Shawn Roderick, Bible Hill; daughter, Lorelei Alice (Martin Walsh), Sussex NB; sisters, Carolyn McNeil (Frank), Crowes Mills; Donna Shearer (Sterling), Belmont; brothers, Jack Roode (Joyce), Crowes Mills; Arnold Roode (Nellie), Onslow Mountain; grandchildren, Steven Mooring and Vanessa Mooring; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Jesse Freeman Mooring; grandson, Christopher Jesse David. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Thursday, June 24, 2010, Reverend Brian DeLong officiated. Interment was in Bible Hill Cemetery, Bible Hill. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

FULTON, Lloyd Carson - 93, lifelong resident of Bass River, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at Vimy Court Nursing Home in Bible Hill. Born in Bass River, he was a son of the late George Bradbury and Margaret (Henderson) Fulton. Lloyd was a farmer, construction worker and sawyer for most of his life. He was a lifelong member of the Oddfellows Lodge of which he was District Deputy Grand Master and had just received his 75- year jewel. He also was a member of the Bass River Baptist Church. Lloyd was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to all who knew him. He is survived by his loving wife, the former Rose Gertrude Davison; sons, Hedley (Ethel), Centerville; Gerald (Dianne), Logan (Joan), Truro; Richard (Marilyn), Comox BC; sister, Rose (Ted) Fulton, Toronto; brother, Cyril (Minnie), Dartmouth; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Charles, George, Fred. Funeral service was held Saturday, June 26, 2010, in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Mr. Larry Tirrell officiated and Reverend Florence Antle-Brison assisted. Cremation followed. Interment has taken place in the Bass River Baptist Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

 


 

June 2010 Obituaries

PERRY, Merna Ethel (Campbell) of Springhill, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2010, in Cumberland Regional Care Health Centre, Amherst. Born October 23, 1916 in Five Islands, Colchester Co, she was the daughter of Almerta (Gilbert) and Victor L. Campbell. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Besides her parents, husband and several cousins, Merna was predeceased by her brother, Charles, and sister-in-law, Margaret, Bass River. Surviving are her nieces, Valerie (Aubrey) Pugsley, Five Islands and Marilyn Campbell, Port Williams; nephews, Douglas (Donna) Campbell, Bedford, and Jim (Elizabeth) Campbell, Greenfield; six cousins; seven great-nieces and nephews; and, in the past two years, Merna has joyfully welcomed the arrival of five great-great nieces and nephews. A service of celebration and remembrance was held on Saturday, April 10 at 2pm in Riverside United Church, Bass River, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Interment was in the Riverside United Church Cemetery, Bass River. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

KINGSBURY, Vivian Myrtle (Montrose), 66, East Mountain. It is with great sadness we announce the sudden and peaceful passing of Vivian on Thursday, April 8, 2010, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born June 9, 1943, in Pugwash Junction, she was a daughter of the late Logan Hantz and Myrtle Vivian Montrose. Vivian is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Lucien; son, Jimmy (Cindy) Lockhart; daughter, Darla (Mike) Bedell; grandchildren, Brayden, Nicholas, Daniel, Andrea; brother, Vernon (Brenda) Montrose; sister, Isabel (Ted) Lee; many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Hantz. Graveside funeral service was held 2 p.m., Monday, April 12, 2010, in Riverside Cemetery, Wallace River, Reverend Andy Crowell officiated. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LYNDS, Avis Elizabeth, 79, Belmont, passed away suddenly at home on Monday morning, April 12, 2010. Born September 1, 1930, in Belmont, she was a daughter of the late Arnold and Alma (Roode) Staples. Avis was the last surviving member of her immediate family and is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Russell LeRoy; cherished and devoted best friend and daughter, Jan (Janeen) Parker; son-in-law, Gordie Parker; granddaughter, Tanya, who was the apple of her eye and she was so very proud of for all her accomplishments; brothers-in-law, Bruce and Kenny Lynds; many nieces and nephews; special great-great-niece, Jessica Lynds, whose visits she enjoyed so much. Avis was also survived by many International grandchildren from Brazil, Korea, Germany, Italy, Columbia and Mexico. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by sisters, Gladys (Delmar) Ramsden, Eileen Lynds; brothers, Carson (Eva), Layton. Funeral service was held 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, 2010, in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, Reverend Leslie Jobb officiated. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

ALLEN, CLARENCE E. - With treasured memories of a life well lived, and hearts full of sadness, the family of Clarence E. Allen announce his passing at his home in Diligent River on April 18, 2010 surrounded by his family - one month shy of his 90th birthday and two months before his 60th wedding anniversary. Born May 14, 1920 in Boston Mass., he was a son of the late John C. and Evelyn (Ewen) Allen. Clarence is survived by his wife of 60 years, Eileen (Canning); daughters Gale Boland (Rod); Marjorie Canning (Brian), all of Diligent River; sons, Ronnie (Judy), Diligent River; Kenny, Amherst; Frankie (Joy), Parrsboro; grandchildren, Michelle, Tricia, Allen; Kristin, Matthew; Marci, Bradley; Travis, Evan, Alysha; and Audrey. He was predeceased by a brother, Clifford. To honor Clarence’s wishes, there was no visitation or funeral service. A private service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
MURRE, ELAINE E. – 71, of Beamsville, Ontario passed away suddenly on Monday, April 19, 2010 in Parrsboro. Born in Tatamagouche, she was a daughter of Cora (Matheson) (Turner) Berry, Parrsboro and the late Edison Turner. She is survived by a daughter, Linda Miles, Stoney Creek, Ont.; a son, Randy Murre (Peggy), Jordan Station, Ont.; grandchildren, Aaron Miles, Gregory Murre, Rachael Murre; sister, Elsie Glintz, Parrsboro; half sister, Jean Pinard, Elliott Lake, Ont.; brothers, Lambert Turner (Patti), Winnipeg; Silvan Turner (Lina), Edmonton; her former husband, Tys Murre, Beamsville, Ont. She was predeceased by a brother, Paul; half brother, Curtis. Graveside service was held April 24, 2010 at the Bell Gift Cemetery, West New Annan, with Rev. Morley Bentley officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the LA Animal Shelter, Amherst.


MacKENZIE, Helen Gladys - 81, Truro passed away on April 20, 2010. Born in Truro, Helen was the youngest daughter of the late Kenneth and Ethel (MacPhee) MacKenzie. Helen is survived by nephew, Kenneth MacKenzie and wife, Pat and their children, Scott and Allison, all of Port Hawkesbury; sister-in-law, Enid (Nickie) MacKenzie (wife of Clyde) and nephew Kevin, both of Truro; nephew Gary, Great Village; nephew, Alan (Patsy) and their son, William, all of Lower Debert; several cousins. She was predeceased by her brothers Graham (Ida Macdonald), Cape Breton, John, Ontario, Roy and Clyde both of Truro. She was also predeceased by sister Mae who died in infancy and Margaret Alice Grimstead and her husband James of Winnipeg. No visitation by request. A committal service at the Robie Street cemetery was held May 3rd with Rev. Judith Perry and Rev. David MacNaughton officiating. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com


STRONGE, LEONARD E. - 74, of Spencer’s Island, Cumberland Co. passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Spencer’s Island, he was a son of the late Percy and Audrey (Berry) Stronge. He is survived by a daughter, Deborah Fitzpatrick, Amherst; sons, Gerald Garrett (Nancy), Advocate Harbour; Kevin Garrett (Eleanor), Spencer’s Island; brother, Vincent, Pine Glen, NB; Ken, Port Elgin; Eldon, Amherst; Gerry, Parrsboro; step-sisters, Lorna, Anna; step-brothers, Dwayne, Keith, Donald, Louis; 5 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, June; a sister, Jeanetta; brothers, George, Royce. Funeral service was held April 24, 2010, at Spencer’s Island Union Church with Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery.


RECTOR, Margery Anna – 78, Debert, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday evening, April 23, 2010, in Colchester Regional Hospital. Born August 19, 1931, in Great Village, she was a daughter of the late Guy and Marian (Hayman) Simpson. Margery is survived by her son, Ross (Carol) Rector, Debert; special daughter, Bev Saulnier, Salmon River; sisters, Muriel Stone, Halifax; Hazel Gallant, Sackville; Barb Works, Londonderry Station; several step grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Gervin; step-son, Ronnie; brothers, Chester, Kenny. To honour Margery’s wishes, a private graveside service was held Monday, April 26, 2010, in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village, Reverend Dan Gunn officiated. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


BARLEY, Philip Frank - 49, of Debert, passed away Monday, April 26, 2010, surrounded by his family in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of Jack and Mary (Smith) Barley of Masstown. Philip is survived by his wife of 27 years, Ann; son, Travis (Monique), Masstown; daughter, Laura (Craig), Debert; grandchildren, Isaac, Sierra, Brayden, Peyton; brothers, Steven (Jodie), Jim (Kelly); sisters, Pat (Billy Joe), Donna (Mike); several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. No visitation by family request. A graveside service was held Friday, April 30, 2010 in the Masstown Cemetery, Masstown, Reverend Donald MacQueen officiated. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


ALSOP, George William - peacefully entered into rest, surrounded by his family, at the Colchester Regional Hospital in Truro, NS on Monday, April 26, 2010. George, in his 78th year, was the loving husband of the late Pauline Catherine Alsop. Much loved Dad of Todd (Sandra), Diana (Nick), Donna, Daniel, & the late Dennis. He is fondly remembered by his sister Joan (Brock). Loving Grandfather of Thomas, Christina, Nicole, Kristofer, Katelyn, Lisa, Rebecca and Dayna. Great-grandfather to Jessica and Sean. A private family service was held Thursday, April 29, 2010, in Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


ATKINSON, B. Glenn - 75, of West Brook, Cumberland County passed away Tuesday April 27, 2010, at Cumberland Regional Health Care Center, Upper Nappan. Born in Springhill he was the son of the late Gordon C. and Hazel B. (Thorpe) Atkinson. For much of his life Glenn cared for the family farm and drove a school bus. In later years he also operated Glenn’s Country Market. He was currently Chief of the Southampton and District Fire Department, and was a member for more than 30 years. He served as a Trustee, Deacon and choir member of the Parrsboro United Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Doris (Brown); sons, Joe (Carissa) West Brook, Mark, (Pauline) Riverview N.B.; sister, Carmieta Erickson (Carl), Melbourne Beach Florida; brothers, Courtney (Jess) Kelowna B.C. and, Carson, Chipman N.B. Grandchildren Ryan, Megan and Graham. Funeral was held Friday April 30, 2010 at the Parrsboro Baptist church with Rev. Greg Doyle Officiating. Burial in the West Brook Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


PATRIQUIN, Ralph Elroy - 92, Londonderry/Oshawa, passed away April 27, 2010 in Bowmanville Hospital, Ontario. Born in Folly Mountain, he was a son of the late William and Elizabeth (Rogers) Patriquin. Ralph was a veteran of the Second World War and retired from General Motors in Oshawa, Ontario. After retiring from the Motors, Ralph moved back to Nova Scotia where he bought a property and lived happily for many years. Surviving are son, Ron (Leslie), Oshawa, Ont.; daughter, Dawn (Frank) Gulenchyn, Oshawa, Ont.; grandsons, Johnathan and Ryan, Mathew; sister, Helen Slack, Truro; sister in-law, Helen Patriquin, Folly Mountain; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by wife, Wilda; brother, Raymond; sisters, Gladys and Mildred. No visitation by request. Funeral service was held May 4 at Colchester Community Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Gunn officiating. Interment in Folly Mountain Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com


SMITH, Lauretta Anne “Reta” - 81, of Truro, and formerly of Harmony, passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2010, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, surrounded by her family. Born in Carroll, Manitoba, she was a daughter of the late Norman and Lillian (Truscott) Weatherbee. She is survived by sons, George (Rosaleen), Belmont; Robert (Lorraine), Debert; grandson, Jamie Smith; brothers, Howard (Mary), Londonderry; Arthur (Marlene), Harmony; Charles (Audrey), Bible Hill; Arnold (Catherine), Stewiacke; sisters, Carmeletta (Robert) Legere, Salmon River; Mrs. Shirley McCabe, Harmony; Joan (Roger) Langille, Harmony; Norma (Joe) Lambourne, Harmony; Linda (Edward) Niles, Bible Hill; 6 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, George Robinson Smith. Funeral service was held Saturday, May 1, 2010, in Harmony/Camden McCulloch United Church, Harmony, Reverend Sue King-Darby officiated. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


HENWOOD, Charlotte, E., 81 of Parrsboro, passed away Thursday April 29, 2010, at Bayview Memorial Health Center, Advocate. Born in Parrsboro she was the daughter of the late Wesley and Bessie (Alexander) Harvie. She is survived by a daughter, Pam Pettigrew (Cecil), Southampton; Granddaughters Cheryl Forbes (Jim), Prince George, B.C., Tammy Pettigrew, Fredericton N.B., Amy Coady (Brad), Springhill. She was predeceased by her husband, Hallie; sisters, Hazel, Pauline; brother Robbie. Funeral was held May 1, 2010 from Smith’s Funeral home, Parrsboro. Burial in the United Cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online Condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


MacDONALD, Gary Wayne – 52, Halifax, passed away Thursday, April 29, 2010 in Halifax. Born in Berwick, he was a son of Basil “Bud” and the late Joan (Langille) MacDonald. Gary was employed in the restaurant and food industry for many years and was manager with the Five Fisherman Restaurant in Halifax for the past eight years. He was a wonderful guy who made a lasting impression on everyone he met, very kind and generous and would help anyone who needed a hand. Surviving are his father Bud MacDonald and wife, Myrna (Davis); sister, Shelly MacDonald, Halifax; sister-in-law, Ronda Wallace-MacDonald, Central Onslow; special nephew, Gaven MacDonald. Gary is predeceased by brothers, John and Bruce and mother Joan. There was no visitation by request. A private graveside service will be held at a later date in Wentworth United Church Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com


FARRELL, Charles T. - 90, of Main Street, Parrsboro passed away Thursday, April 29, 2010 at Northumberland Hall, Amherst with his beloved wife, Lily, by his side. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late James and Laura (Minahan) Farrell. He is survived by his wife, the former Lillian Corbett; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Mary; brothers, Joseph, James, Arthur, Lawrence. Funeral service was held May 3, 2010 in St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Parrsboro with Father David MacDonald officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Donations may be made to the Parrsboro Citizens’ Band (c/o P.O. Box 712, Parrsboro, NS, B0M 1S0), St. Brigid’s Church, Parrsboro or to a charity of choice. Online Condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


PULSIFER, Vernon Fredrick - 84, Bible Hill, passed away, Friday, April 30, 2010, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Chester, NS, February 24, 1926, he was a son of the late Vernon and Margaret (Collicutt) Pulsifer. Besides his beloved wife Barbara (Hanes) of 57 years, who has been by his side through his illness were his twelve children; Carolyn (Jim) Nelson, Brookfield; Bobby Pulsifer (Debbie Burris), Hilden; Brenda (Bob) McCoul, Five Houses; Joan (Paul) Clough, Onslow; Debbie (Blake) Glazebrooke, St. Stephen’s, NB; David (Ann-Marie) Pulsifer, McCallum Settlement; Rose (Mike) Nolan, Bible Hill; his special son, Reggie whose lived at home with his parents, Bible Hill; Wade (Laurie) Pulsifer, Stewiacke; Cheryl (Marty) Thompson, Truro; Bonnie Pulsifer (Dave Skinner), Truro; Wendy (Steve) Bonin, Valley; 23 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; sisters, Blanche Smith, Country Harbour; Irene Duncan, New Ross; brothers, Austin “Toby” Sode, Brockway, NB; Vernie Pulsifer, Ontario; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Evelyn Hiltz, Gladys Sode; brothers, Samuel Collicutt and Vincent Pulsifer; grandson Joseph Paul Clough. Funeral service was held Tuesday, May 4, 2010, in Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend John Sullivan officiated. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


PURDY, Winston - 69, of Bible Hill, passed away Saturday, May 1, 2010 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Amherst, he was a son of the late Merriel and Gladys (Read) Purdy. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ruby Ann (LaPoidvin) Purdy; their children, Calvin (Janice) Brookside, Connie (Kevin) Kennedy, Bible Hill, Wayne (Kathleen), Masstown, Wendy (Troy Higgins), Onslow Mountain; grandchildren, Kaeleigh, Brett, Andrew, Michael, Ashley, Ryan, Emma, Ava; siblings, Dave (Win), Jean (Avard) Bentley, Phyllis (Albro) Hunter, Faye MacDonald, Vaughn (Pauline), Debbie Smith; many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Wednesday, May 5, 2010, in Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Ebbie W. Snow officiated. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


SHARPE, Laurie Albert Sharpe - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Laurie of Great Village and formerly of Hilden, after a short illness. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Blanche (Hines) Sharpe. He is survived by brothers, Tom (Kay) and Charles, both of Great Village; Bill (Annette), Sutherlands Lake, Cumb. Co/; Bradley (Mae), Sunrise Trail, Pictou Co; half-sister, Shirley Philips, Chase, BC; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Lillian and husband, Roger Lavinge, Bathurst, NB; Jean and husband, Leslie Steves, St. Joseph’s, Antigonish Co.; Stella Mae in infancy; brother, Robert. Funeral service was held Wednesday, May 5, 2010, in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Dan Gunn officiated. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


McCALLUM, Evelyn - 88, Debert. It’s with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother, Evelyn Alicia McCallum in Colchester Regional Hospital on May 2, 2010. Born Feb 2, 1922 in Little Dyke, she was the daughter of late Hedley and Mary (McMaster) Murray. She worked for many years at the Colchester Regional Hospital in the kitchen. Mom was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 48 years. She is survived by sons, Michael (Betty), Brentwood, James (Pam), Debert; daughter Patsy (Robert), Surrey, BC; stepdaughter, Tressa (Tom), Ontario; sisters, Louise, BC, Frances, Truro; brother, Richard, Truro; seven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her two husbands, our father, Douglas Patton and our stepfather, Edward McCallum; infant daughter, Muriel; grandson, Robert; stepson, Leroy; stepdaughter, Helen; brothers Ted, Billy, Clarence, John; sister, Mabel. A Royal Canadian Legion Tribute service was held on May 6 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro followed by a reception. We would like to thank all the doctors and nurses from the ER, the 3rd floor and especially the nurses on the 4th floor for taking such good care of our mother. On-line condolences may be sent to www.colchestercommunity.com

 
MILLINGTON, Iain G., Truro, passed away May 5, 2010 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Scotland, Iain’s greatest love in life was playing and teaching the bagpipes. He was a retired army reserve Captain and piped for the Black Watch. Iain was knighted by the Queen and was a Knight of the Order of St. John and was known as Sir Iain G. Millington. He was a dedicated member of the Baha’i Faith. A special time of visitation and reception were held on May 7 at 1:00 pm followed by a memorial service at 2:00 pm, all in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com


ETTINGER, Beulah May - 85, Debert, formerly of Andy’s Avenue, Bible Hill, passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, May 5, 2010, in Debert Court. Born August 30, 1924, in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Bert and Ethel (Bartlett) Merritt. Beulah is survived by her loving husband, Cecil; daughter, Linda Carmichael (Wayne Brennand), Great Village; grandchildren, Jennifer McDonald, Brett Carmichael, Robyn Harpwood; great grandchildren, Karly, Abby, Andrew, Erin, Bradyn; sisters, Betty St. Louis, Welland, Ontario; Marcy McLean, Audrey (Charles) Weatherby, Caren (John) Bonnell, all of Truro; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Carl, Albert. Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


MacDONALD, Joan Hilda -71, Truro passed away peacefully on May 6, 2010 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, surrounded by her loving family. Joan was the daughter of the late Richard and Violet MacNutt. Joan will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Joan is survived by her loving daughters, Marilyn (Stewart) Terry, North River, Karen MacDonald, Bible Hill; sons, Kevin (Cindy) MacDonald, Old Barns, Jim MacDonald, Truro; grandchildren, Jennifer, April, Kevin, Tommy; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Barb Lynds and Jean Lynds. She was predeceased by her husband, Earl; brothers Donald and Foster; sister, Lill. A Memorial Service was held May 10 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Leland MacLean D.L.M. officiating. Special thanks to Doctors Graham, Cook and Henderson, the VON, the Home Care Workers and Mom’s special little nurses on 4th floor. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com


DeCOSTE, Eric Eugene -70, Debert. It is with great sadness the family of Eric Eugene DeCoste announces his passing on Saturday May 8, 2010 at Colchester County Hospital, Truro. Eric was predeceased by his mother, Katherine (Kay) Kennedy of Brookfield. He will be sadly missed by his children, son, Gary (Mariana), and his daughter, Sandra (Peter). He was a proud grandfather to his grandchildren, Steven, Daniel, Alex, Matthew and Katerina. Eric was an associate member of the Debert Legion #106. A Graveside service was held in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert on May 20th, 2010, a reception followed at the Debert Legion. Arrangements entrusted to ColchesterCommunity Funeral Home, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com


DAVIS, Frank E. “Tex” – 85, of Parrsboro passed away Sunday, May 9, 2010 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Galt, Ont., he was a son of the late Terry and Margaret Davis. He worked for Hanna Farms and the Nova Scotia Dept. of Transportation for many years. He is survived by a foster sister, Hazel Stewart, Parrsboro. He was predeceased by his foster parents, George and Laura (Corbett) Stewart; foster sister, Eva Allen; foster brothers, Angus and Herbert Stewart. Funeral service was held May 11, 2010 at Highway Pentecostal Church, Parrsboro with Rev. Henry Devito officiating. Burial in the Five Islands Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com.


COVEYDUCK, Ian Douglas. Died suddenly in Truro, Nova Scotia on May 9, 2010 in his 65th year. Born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Ian was the son of the late Clayton Jacob Coveyduck and the late Phyllis (Snow) Coveyduck. He was predeceased by his brother, Paul. Leaving to mourn are his wife and best friend, Dawn (Noseworthy), daughters, Susan of Calgary AB, and Karen of Amherst NS, brother, Clayton (Joan) of Halifax NS, sister, Sharon Elliott (Andy) of Port Perry ON, and brother-in-law, Reverend Canon Ian Noseworthy of Toronto ON. Throughout his life, Ian was very active in the Masonic Order and while living in Newfoundland was a member of Whiteway Lodge and Concordant Bodies Shrine and Royal Order of Scotland. In Nova Scotia he was a member of Minas Lodge #67 of Parrsboro and the Royal Order of Scotland. A Masonic Service was held May 13 followed by visitation. Funeral service was held May 14 in St. John’s Anglican Church, 23 Church Street, Truro with Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating. Condolences to the family may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com


McCARTHY, Edith “Louise” - 88, Truro and formerly of Kemptown passed away May 10, 2010 at home with her family. Born in Beaverbrook, Colchester County, she was a daughter of the late Perley and Helene (Stevens) Lynds. She is survived by daughter, Jean (Philip) McNutt, Truro; son, Donald (Jane), Edmonton, Alta.; son-in-law, John Porter, Masstown; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; brother, Stephen, Sudbury, Ont.; sisters, Elsie Gamble, Bible Hill, Viola Lynds, Truro. She was predeceased by her husband, James; daughter, Vivian; grandchildren, Scott, Dorothy; brothers, Carl, Arthur, John; sisters, Hazel, Jennie, Ruby, Ena. By Louise’s request, cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A memorial service was held May 13 at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Brian DeLong officiating. Private family interment in Fisher Creek Cemetery, Green Oaks. Louise’s family would like to also specially thank the VON, the Doctors and Palliative Care for their wonderful care and compassion in Mom’s care. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

GALLOWAY, J. Robert “Bob” - 71, Glenholme, passed away May 12, 2010 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Eric James and Beverley Glen (Gertridge) Galloway. He is survived by his wife, Joceline Kent; daughter, Kari (Louie) Velocci, Dartmouth; stepdaughter, Bonnie (Bill) Dobson, Dartmouth; stepson, Brian (Maryanne) Avery, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Daniel, Matthew, Brittany, Justin, Jaimee and Micheal; sister, Patricia (Bill) Galloway; many special cousins. He was predeceased by son, Troy Robert Galloway; grandson, Christopher Velocci. A memorial service was held May 18, 2010 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com


FULLERTON, THELMA G. – 101, of Parrsboro, Cumberland County passed away Friday, May 14, 2010 at home. Born in New Salem, she was a daughter of the late John and Amelia (Ayer) Rector. Thelma was very active in her community, particularly as a long serving member of the Parrsboro United Church and was president and founding member of the Over 60’s Club. She is survived by daughters, Zenith Rector (Utley), Parrsboro; Mary Canning, Parrsboro; daughters-in-law, Charline Canning, Calgary; Ivy Canning, Stittsville, Ont.; 23 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Roy Canning in 1966; her second husband, John Fullerton in 2000; sons, Gordon, Glenford and Thornton; sisters, Sadie, Hazel, Mary, Ruby, Evangeline, Merna; brothers, Anthony, Freeland. Funeral service was held May 16, 2010 at the Parrsboro United Church with Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


HAMILTON, Keith Allister, 76, Lower Onslow. With great sadness we announce the passing of Keith Allister Hamilton on May 16, 2010 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, following a short illness. Born September 27, 1933, he was a son of the late Fred and Effie (Fletcher) Hamilton. He was a loving husband to Ellen (Ross) for 57 years; devoted father to Judy (Bruce) Langille, Larry (Karen) Hamilton, Linda (Charles) Harrington and cherished grandfather of Erin and Kyle Langille; Charles, Daniel, Thomas and Amy Harrington, Brittany and Rachel Hamilton and three great-grandchildren. Keith is also survived by sister, Faye (Hamilton) Giddens. He was predeceased by brothers, Fern and Dorlan and grandson, Ryan. Keith attended the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, graduating in 1952. He was a retired employee of LaFarge Canada. In 1987, he and his wife started Hamilton Sod Farm. Keith was a founding member of the Onslow Belmont Fire Brigade and continued as Fire Chief for 39 years. He was past president of the Chief Fire Officers Association and past president of the Colchester Firefighters Association. He was awarded the Fire Service Exemplary Service Medal in recognition of 30 years of loyal service. He was invested with the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in 1973 in Ottawa by Governor General Ronald Michener. His family always came first and he took a great interest in what his children and grandchildren were doing. He loved to camp at Brule Point and later was a member of the Nova Scotia Road Runner Trailer Club. Keith had a lifelong love of music playing in the Firehouse Four and Old Smoothies and took a great interest in developing young musicians. A Memorial Service, preceded by a Firefighter’s Tribute, was held Wednesday, May 19, 2010 in the Onslow Belmont Firehall, 12355 Highway #2, Lower Onslow. Interment in the Lower Onslow Clarke Cemetery. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses who took excellent care of Keith during his time at the Colchester Hospital and to the Onslow Belmont Fire Brigade for making our extra time with Keith possible. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchester.com


TOTHILL, Lloyd Matthew, 51, Brookfield. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Lloyd Matthew Tothill. Born in Truro on November 29, 1958, he was a son of Geoffrey Tothill and the late Lillian (Fisher) Tothill. He served as a volunteer firefighter with the Brookfield Fire Brigade and the Brookfield Sportsplex until he was disabled in an accident in 1993. Besides his father and stepmother, Mary , River John, he is survived by his wife, Darlene (Elms); son, Matthew (Morgan); sister, Susan (George) King, Onslow; brothers, Leon (Donalda) Fisher, Tor Bay, Robert (Julie) Tothill, Truro; sister-in-law, Patsy Tothill (Harold), Hilden; Gerald “Skippy” (Marilyn) Blackmore, Truro, Lorna “Tiny” (Leonard) Boudreau, Ontario, Keith (Wanda) Blackmore, Ontario, Ivan (Shawna) Elms, Alta., Roger (Joyce) Elms, Truro, Rennie Elms, Ontario, Heather (Randy) Wilmot, Truro; many nieces and nephews; several grand-nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Raymond Tothill. A memorial service was held May 20, 2010 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. Interment followed in Brookfield Eastside Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

 


 

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