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WILSON, William "Bill" Frederick - August 18, 1929-October 25, 2015 - With sadness yet gratitude for a life lived well, the family of William "Bill" Frederick Wilson share the news of his death at his home in Little Dyke, Nova Scotia. Bill was in his 87th year and will be greatly missed by his family especially his wife of 62 years, Bonnie (Yvonne). Bill is survived by his children, Carolyn (Joe), Sarnia, Ontario, Ruth (Woody), Alton, Bill Jr. (Cathy), Little Dyke; his grandchildren, Allison MacDonald (Al), Ashley MacDonald (Matt), Aaron MacDonald (Laura), Adam MacDonald (Elsa), Desarai Mosher (Brad), Chelsea Wilson (Trevor), Spencer Wynne, Afton Wynne, Joseph Wynne and great-grandchildren, Kaiden and Elena Mosher, Kennedy Mosher, Marisa and Teagan George, Hudson MacDonald. He is also survived by his brothers, David (Dayle), Maccan, Dara (Lois), River Hebert; sister, Audrey Miller, Amherst as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Serena Wilson and his brother, Jim. Bill was an entrepreneur and self starter. For a number of years he was owner operator of W. F. Wilson Transport Ltd. and with his son operated Bill Wilson and Son Service Station Ltd. Funeral Service was held October 28th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Donations in Bill's memory may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, the Lung Association of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com  

CORBIN, Mary E. - Age 74, of New Salem and a long term resident of Bayview Memorial Health Center, Advocate Harbour passed away Sunday, October 25, 2015 following a long and brave battle with her illness. Born in Brookville, she was a daughter of the late Norby and Marjorie (Hughes) Dowe. She is survived by her two children, Sandy (Peter) Lockerby, Tatamagouche; Wayne (Charlene) Corbin, Mount Uniacke; eight grandchildren, Alan, Sara, Andrew, David, Cassandra, Colton, Abagayle and Delsin; two great-grandchildren, Anna and Fletcher; sisters, Irene and Millie; brothers, Gerald and Ronald. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Clark; sisters Dorothy and Alice. Her love of cooking and baking turned into a career she enjoyed, at both the Westmorland Institution in Dorchester and a wood’s camp at Sand River. At her request there will be no funeral service, but a memorial for both her and Clark will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia, Canadian Cancer Society or to the Bayview Communities Health Foundation, Advocate Harbour. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

LEWIS, Norma L. – Age 86, of Parrsboro and formerly of Five Islands passed away Monday, October 26, 2015 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Lower Economy, she was a daughter of the late Norman and Thelma (Davis) Linkletter. She is survived by a daughter, Roma Shadgett, Parrsboro; grandchildren, Jennifer, Kevin, Tara and Jim; great granddaughters, Brooke and Cassidy; great grandsons, Isaac, Andrew, Lucas; a brother, George, Lower Five Islands; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter H. Lewis; a son, Hilton; a sister, Mona, brothers, Elson, Harry. A graveside funeral service was held October 30, 2015 at the Peniel United Cemetery, Five Islands, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

RALPH, Donald Keith "Donnie" – 83, Willow Lodge Home for Special Care, Tatamagouche, formerly of Londonderry, passed away peacefully with Charles, Susan, Evelyn and his best friend, Christian at his side, on Tuesday evening, October 27, 2015, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born April 1, 1932, in Truro, he was a son of the late Joseph and Violet (Patriquin) Ralph. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Reta; siblings, Percy, Cyril, Janet, Clara. Funeral service was held Friday, October 30, 2015, in Central Nova Wesleyan Church, 38 Pleasant Street, Truro, Pastor Ken Banks officiated. Interment was held in Riverside United Church Cemetery, Bass River. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WILLIGAR, Roberta A. – Age 89, of Parrsboro passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Halfway River, she was a daughter of the late Jerimiah and Florence (Henwood) Pettigrew. She is survived by daughters, Diane Skidmore (Carl), Debbie Sellons, Patty Willigar, Brenda Allen, all of Parrsboro; Linda MacNeil, Donna Hawkins, both of Edmonton; sons, Gerald Bennett (Mary), Florida; Cameron Bennett (Brenda), Moose River; Lloyd, Jr. (Linda), Lakelands; 28 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren; numerous great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd in 2004; a son, Robert in infancy; sisters, Reta, Marjorie, Eudora; brothers, Wylie, Joe, Henry. Funeral service was held November 2, 2015 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Archdeacon Glenn Eason officiating. Burial in the St. George’s Anglican Cemetery, Parrsboro. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

RECTOR, Lorna J. – Age 82 of Advocate Harbour passed away Monday, November 2, 2015 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Zeneith (Elderkin) Elliott. She is survived by daughters, Virginia and her husband, Dwight MacGillivary, Advocate Harbour; Charlotte and her husband, Danny Morris, Apple River; sons, Sherrard, and his wife, Marlene, Hopewell Cape, N.B.; Anthony and his wife, Bonnie, Owen Sound, Ont.; sisters, Carol Armitage, Barrie, Ont.; Susie and her husband, Conrad Wilson, Hillsborough, N.B.; Rev. Dr. Phyllis Nesbitt, Dartmouth; Elaine and her husband, Gerald Ouelette, Moncton, N.B.; 13 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. As well, her life-long friend, Frances Rafuse; her cousin, Rosemary Matthews, and her special grandson, Scott MacGillivary. She was predeceased by her husband, Clifton in 1987; sons, Jamie, Jeffrey; sisters, Zeneith, Marion; brothers, Leonard, Herbert. Funeral service was held November 5, 2015, Rev. Dr. Phyllis Nesbitt officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. A reception followed in the Advocate Fire Hall. Memorial donations to the Chignecto Manor, Advocate Harbour, where she was a resident for the previous two years. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MORASH, Neil MacPherson – Upper Onslow. It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of a caring, kind and humble man who died peacefully on Monday, November 2, 2015, full of years at 93, at Dartmouth General Hospital, Dartmouth. Born in Great Village, he was the youngest child of the late Fred and Myrtle (Kneeland) Morash and was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Audrey (Palmeter); son, Alan; brother, Arnold; sisters, Margaret and Helen. He is survived by his daughters, Tricia (Dave) Ingram and Marilyn (Del) Lowe; daughter-in-law, Stacey Morash; grandchildren, Jennifer (Chris), Michelle, Melanie (Dax), Shaun (Julie), Sarah (Luc), Byron, Alex, Neil, Ian; great grandchildren, Audrey, Isabel, Jackson, Declan; sisters-in-law, Betty (Peter) Dupuis, Lorna (Bill) Davis; brothers-in-law, Elmer and Merrill Palmeter; many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Thursday, November 5, 2015, at Trinity United Church, 415 Onslow Road, Upper Onslow, Reverend Glenn MacLean officiated. Interment was held in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LEGGE, Warren John - 59, Truro, passed away peacefully at home, in the arms of his sister, on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Born August 9, 1956, in Truro, he was a son of the late Keith and Thelma (Aker) Legge. Warren is survived by his daughter, Lacey Elliott, and her husband, Adam; son, Keith Legge, and Mona (McGill) Legge; sister, Carole Phee (Howard); brother, Donnie Legge (Susan), and their children, Pat, Levi, Mackie, Zoe, and families; grandchildren, Jayden and Emma; many dear friends and business associates. He was predeceased by loving parents Keith and Thelma. Warren spent his working life at A. J. Walker and Sons as Treasurer and then President/Owner. A private family service was held and a celebration of Warren’s life was held on Sunday, November 8, 2015, at Truro Golf Club. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GILLAM, Audrey Jeanine – 83, Truro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday evening, November 12, 2015, at The Mira Long Term Care Facility. Born March 28, 1932, in Lockeport, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Rena (Roach) Anderson. Audrey is survived by her loving husband, Rudy Gillam; children, Garry and his wife, Lisa, and their children, Clara and Cassie, Truro; Greg and his wife, Janet, Lower Ship Harbour; David, and his wife, Nancy, and their children, Emma and Hannah, Truro; Denise and her husband, Paul, and their children, Ben and Mya, Ottawa. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Alfred. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Monday, November 16, 2015, The Reverend Gary Yetman officiated. Interment was held in Bible Hill Cemetery, Warren Drive, Bible Hill. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SMITH, Donald Charles "Don"  79, Brookside, passed away peacefully, with his loving family at his side, on Thursday morning, November 12, 2015, at home. Born May 1, 1936, in Truro, he was a son of the late Cyrus and Dorothy (Cox) Smith. Don owned and operated Don Smith Furnishings Ltd. right up until the time of his death. Don is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Helen "Beth" (DeForest); children, Valerie (Stephen) MacLeod, Onslow Mountain; Charles, Brookside; Patti (Brian) Kennedy, Salmon River; grandchildren, Jason, Jamie, Scott, Patrick, Regan; great granddaughter, Chloe; sister, Crystal Best, Lower Sackville; brother, Cy Smith, Debert; sister-in-law, Ann Smith, Lower Onslow; many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Jeanne Elizabeth Smith; brother, Glendon Smith; brother-in-law, Laurence Best. Funeral service was held Saturday, November 14, 2015, at First United Church, 711 Prince Street, Truro, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Interment was held in Crossroads Cemetery, 110 Salmon River Road, Valley. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MACLEAN, Helen Catherine (Moase) - (b. July 24, 1932), daughter of the late Stewart and Ethel Moase of New Annan, PEI, died November 13, 2015 at Drumlin Hills, Bridgewater, NS. She was with family in the peace of her home and the love of family and friends. Her husband, the Rev. George H. MacLean, passed away in July. Blessed to be family are children Catherine and Earl (Andrew and Hannah), David and Terri (Carsten and Myra), John and Sherry (Josie and Duncan), George and Laura Lee (Hilary and Abigail), Susan and Chris; her brother Clifford, and her sister Evelyn (Milt Combs), and there are many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by, brother Keith; sisters-in-law Norma and Joyce; nephews Brian and Jim, and brother-in-law Don. Helen loved the classroom, studying at New Annan School, Kensington High, and Prince of Wales College. After graduating from Mount Allison University, Helen taught in Shizuoka, Japan with the United Church of Canada’s Women’s Missionary Society. Upon her return to Canada in 1956, she was Dean of Women for a year at the United Church School in Naramata, BC. Dear friends introduced her to the love of her life, George, and after a 100-day courtship they married on September 25, 1957. Their children grew up in unconditional love. Helen and George enjoyed happy years in Glenholme, Hampton, Sussex, Truro, and Pentz. They found great joy in their church communities, many benefiting from Helen’s leadership with CGIT, UCW, the deaf community and other groups. They raised their children surrounded by the people of their congregations and communities, many of whom became almost family. Helen was a remarkable quilter, a voracious reader, and a faithful friend. In 2010, Helen and George moved to Drumlin Hills where they continued to enjoy retirement, surrounded by peace and happiness in their large community of neighbours and friends. After generous donations following George's death, Helen's wish is that you find a way to give someone an unexpected helping hand. Helen willed her remains for medical research at Dalhousie University. The memorial service will be at West Side United Church, Pentz, NS on November 23 at 1:30pm. Interment for Mum and Dad will be at a later date in Fernhill Cemetery, Saint John, NB.

VIENNEAU, Eileen R. - Age 82, of Parrsboro, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Harrison Settlement, she a daughter of the late Fielding and Harriett (Pettigrew) Spence. Eileen enjoyed dancing, and a wide variety of music and lived life to the fullest. She is survived by a daughter, Tammy Gagnon (Richard), Amherst; a son, Tony Vienneau (Marlene Dwyer), Maccan; grandchildren, Jennifer & Jeremy Taylor, Crystal Armstrong, Tracy Lewis, Jody Vienneau; great grandsons, Logan, Coby & Cole; her sisters, Stella Morris, Amherst; Elizabeth McCulley (Allan), Maureen Yorke (Robert), all of Parrsboro; brothers, George (Saundra), Parrsboro; Percy, Amherst; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald Vienneau in 1961; sisters, Gladys and Lavinia "Vinnie". Funeral service was held November 21, 2015, Archdeacon Glenn Eason officiating. Burial in St. George’s Cemetery, Parrsboro. Reception followed at St. George’s Anglican Church Hall, Parrsboro. Memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


SKIDMORE, Wayne F. – Age 77. It is with great sadness that the family of Wayne Skidmore of Noonan, N.B., and formerly of Parrsboro, announce his passing on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at the Oromocto Public Hospital. Born in Parrsboro, he was the son of the late Blair and Louise (Tucker) Skidmore. Wayne enjoyed his ham radio, wood working shop and most of all his winters in Florida. He will be sadly missed by all. Wayne is survived by a daughter, Donna Van der Zweep (Pierre); a son, David Doncaster (Diana); step-children, Susan and Sarah Symons; and cherished grandchildren, Braydon, Brittany, Foster, Jacob, Aidan and Helen; sister, Sharron O'Brien; brother, Darrell (Heather); nieces and nephews, Lynn, Dawn and Sheldon. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Penny Staebler; a sister, Kathy Skidmore. Funeral service was held October 3, 2015 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Burial followed in the Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery. A memorial service (followed by words of reflection) was held at Monday, October 5, 2015 at 7 p.m. at McAdam’s Funeral Home, Fredericton. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

SPENCER, Karen Grace (Morrell) – 59, Noel, formerly of Truro, passed away Saturday, October 3, 2015, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born August 26, 1956, in Enfield, she was a daughter of the late Stan and Edna (Weatherbee) Morrell. Karen is survived by her loving husband, Murray Spencer; children, Laurie Morrell, Truro; Dewayne Kennedy, Alberta; grandchildren, Rebekah, Daniel, Justin, Hallie; sisters, Evelyn (Gary) Dawson, Bible Hill; Linda (Fred) Mason, Fox Brook, Pictou County; brother, Kevin Morrell (Marla Blenkhorn), Truro; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Elizabeth "Betty" (Vernon) Feltmate. Arrangements entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Friday, October 16, 2015, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Interment was held in Bible Hill Cemetery, Warren Drive, Bible Hill. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

PHELAN, Brian Gordon - 82, Brookside, Colchester County, passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2015. Born January 5, 1933, in North Sydney, Cape Breton, he was a son of the late John and Annie (Martin) Phelan. A devoted and loving husband of 59 years, he is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis "Queen Bee". A dedicated and loving father, he is survived by children, Patrick, Truro; Brian (Cathy), Beaver Bank; Ann (Eric) Stewart, Lower Sackville; Mark (Deanna), Truro; grandchildren, Carl (Jen) Phelan, Christina Rankin, Megan Phelan, Christopher (Lisa) Phelan, Ben Stewart, Jonathan Phelan; step grandchildren, Shelley Ruggles, Trish Ruggles, Alex Stewart; several great grandchildren; sisters, Violet ‘Vi’ Thorne, Vivian Gates, Halifax; Ann (Lou) Bruckmoser, Wisconsin; brother, George (Barb) Phelan, New Minas. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Major John "Jack" Phelan (Retired). Special thanks to personal care giver, Susan Scott, and the Palliative Care Team of Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Thursday, October 8, 2015, Reverend Clair MacLeod officiated. Private family interment was in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MacINNES, Aubrey George  (October 3, 1930 – October 4, 2015)  He was born and lived a full life in Lower Onslow, Nova Scotia. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Betty (Elisabeth) Lane, children, Bob (Kim), Jo-Ann (Gary Knight), Doug (Wanda), all of Lower Onslow and Terrilyn, Georgia, USA; grandchildren, Amanda, Jonathon, Blake, Courtney, Elissa, Chayce, Sydney, Zaria, B.J. and step grandsons, Christopher and Mathew; six great grandchildren; niece, Joan (Frank) Whippie.  Aubrey and Betty were very special Foster Parents to many children over the years.  He was predeceased by his parents George and Ethel (Fletcher) and half brothers, Lloyd and Doug Stewart.  Aubrey was employed as a mechanic for many years; semi-retired at 60 to drive a school bus for seven years. Aubrey and Betty spent many summers camping at Carrs Brook and Sand Point making friends and memories. More recent years found him laughing with friends at the Open Mic or card games. Family and friends admired him for many reasons. His devotion to "Mom", who he lovingly visited daily, was a tribute to the life they created. There will be no visitation or service at this time. Aubrey’s wish was to be cremated and taken home till Betty joins him. Once together again there will be a family graveside service. Donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

SHRUM, Clair L. – Age 83, of Parrsboro passed away Friday, October 9, 2015 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Clair served his country with the Canadian Army and with External Affairs. He lived a full and most interesting life. Clair is survived by his wife, Mildred Carr-Shrum. At Clair’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral services held. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

GOUTHRO, Robert Michael "Chuck", 83 of Bible Hill, passed away peacefully on October 10th in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Wolfville, N.S., he was a son of the late Thomas and Helen (West) Gouthro. Chuck worked for many years with the Gulf Oil Refinery in Point Tupper, N.S. He also worked for the Schwartz Company and was a Veteran of the Korean War. Chuck leaves behind his daughter, Susan Stone; grandson, Will Stone; sisters, Helen MacNeil of Toronto, Beverly Ann Grace (Bill) of Bedford, Rosemarie Greene (Art) of Lower Sackville and Margaret Thum of California. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia; brothers, Paul, Thomas and James. Visitation and Reception was held on October 14th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Private family Interment in Watson Cemetery, Truro. Donations in Chuck's memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

ROODE, Pauline Heather – 61, Upper Onslow, passed away on Tuesday evening, October 13, 2015, at home. Born February 12, 1954, in Belmont, she was a daughter of the late Leo and Shirley (Roode) Lindsay. Pauline is survived by her loving husband, George; siblings, Richard (Vera) Lindsay, Brookfield; Brian (Debbie) Lindsay, Shirley Ann Lindsay, Belmont; Larry Lindsay, Fort McMurray, Alberta; Donna Lindsay (Jim Totten), Truro; Randy (Bianca) Lindsay, Onslow; Michael Lindsay, Debert; many nieces and nephews. Graveside interment service was held Saturday, October 17, 2015, at Crossroads Cemetery, 110 Salmon River Road, Valley, Reverend Henry Boehm officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

TOTTEN, Daniel Leland, 71 of Bass River, passed away October 16, 2015 in Colchester East Hants Heath Centre, Truro. Lee was the son of the late Lester and Letitia (Barley) Totten. He was predeceased by brothers, Reginald, Erwin, Ronald and Stanley; sisters, Ella, Grace, Florence and Leta. Lee is survived by sister, Joyce; brothers, Lionel (Marie), Royce (Donna), Ted (Ruth) and Bernard (Judy); daughters, Denise and Janet; three grandchildren, Meghan, Brooke and Alexander; special friend, Dave Fulton as well as many nieces and nephews. Visitation for Lee was held on Wednesday, October 21st beginning at 1pm followed by Funeral Service at 2pm all in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Anne Hoganson, officiating. Interment in Plains Road Cemetery, Debert. Donations in Lee’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

FORBES, Bessie Eileen "Betty" – 88, Truro. On Friday, October 16, 2015, Mum went quietly into the night, surrounded by her family and friends. Betty is survived by her son, Gary (Delia) Fleck, Bible Hill; step grandchildren, Sylvia (Bruce) Conrod, Middle Sackville; Corine (David, deceased) Slack, Spryfield; Christian (Amanda) Thompson, Saint John, New Brunswick; brother, Alfred "Buddy" Fielding, Truro; nieces, Valerie (Mark) Thompson, Halifax; Nancy (Andrew) Snooks, Annapolis Royal; nephew, Terry (Vicki-Lynn) Black, Halifax; in-laws, Logan (Elizabeth) Fleck, Jean Chapman (Bob), Halifax; Peter Fleck (Diane), Truro. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Russell Charles Fleck; second husband, Harry Fletcher Forbes; son, Barry Fleck; sister, Shirley (Laurie) Black. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Wednesday, October 21, 2015, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Interment was held in Old Barns Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


GAMBLIN, Dorin Sandford - On Wednesday, August 19th, 2015, Dorin Sandford Gamblin died after enduring a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. During her final five years she was blessed to be compassionately cared for by all of the staff at the South Cumberland Community Care Center in Parrsboro. Dorin was born on Easter Sunday 1923 in Orange, NJ.  She was a war bride marrying Canadian soldier George A. Gamblin in 1946.  She was predeceased by husband, George in 1977; sister, Jean; beloved son, Peter, and Peter’s daughter Megan. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Gamblin, Welsford; NB; son, David (Patti), Florida; son, Sandy (Trish), Idaho; grandchildren, Greg, Christine, Nick, Steve, George, Alex and Brandon; great-grandchildren, Dessiea, Harlyn, Andrew, Noah, Eliana, Chloe, Luke, Charlotte and Lannah; niece, Kathy Bugdon (Gary), Bedford; nephew, Don Gamblin (Cathy), Spencer’s Island. Dorin loved both her homeland and Canada. She was a member of the United Church of Canada in Brandon, Oromocto and Halifax. A memorial service was held September 21, 2015 at Trinity United Church in Parrsboro with Rev. Susan Gamblin officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Alzheimer’s Society, the South Cumberland Care Centre Foundation, Parrsboro or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

ELLIOTT, Lillian Ann, born April 3, 1935 in New Glasgow, passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 20, 2015, in Truro. Lillian was the daughter of the late JW and Marion (Sutherland) MacLean. She graduated from New Glasgow High School, Nova Scotia Teachers College and Acadia University. She was a member of the First United Church Unit A and the Local Scottish Society; executive of the Arthritis Society, member of the Happy Harmonies choral group, the Truro Concert Band and a local Scrabble Group.  A great cook and party host, she was affectionately known as "Diamond Lil."  Lillian was the loving mother of Heather Elliott, Pembroke, ON, Bill Elliott, Truro, Sharon (Gordon) Elliott, Hilden, David Elliott, Toronto, ON and Sara (Terry) Doyle, Acton, ON. She was the grandmother of Renee Maiai, Bradley (Michelle) Murray, Paul (Megan) Dunn, and Olivia Doyle and great grandmother to AJ, Cole, Ryan, Milayna and Hayden. She is also survived by her sister Margaret MacDonald, New Glasgow as well as nieces and nephews. Lillian was married 54 years to her beloved husband and soulmate, the late Harold Bradford Elliott. A Celebration of Life service was held August 24th, 2015 at First United Church, 711 Prince St., Truro with Rev. Valerie Kingsbury officiating. Private family interment at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where online condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

COLLINS, Delmar Lyman – 74, Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro, formerly of Hillcrest Manor and Beaver Brook, passed away on Friday afternoon, August 21, 2015, at Cedarstone Enhanced Care. Born April 13, 1941, in Truro, he was a son of Elizabeth Jean (Dearmond) Collins, Beaver Brook, and the late Elmer Rufus Collins. Along with his mother, he leaves to mourn his brothers, Walter (Elizabeth Rose) Collins, Merle (Carol) Collins; sister, Laverne (Hank) McGann, all of Beaver Brook; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Sunday, August 23, 2015, Reverend Ian Harrison officiated. Private interment was held in Old Barns Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WINTERS, Helen I. - 90, of Oxford, and formerly of Southampton passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Southampton, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Clara (Lepper) Pettigrew. She was a past chief with the Pythian Sisters, and Past Noble Grand of the Rebecca Lodge. She was a member of the Southampton United Church and served many years with the UCW. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Winters, Lantz and Lower Sackville; sons, Brian (Rhonda), Penticton, B.C.; Bob (Marilyn), Penhold, Alta; John "Jackie" (Sharon), Dartmouth; Rod, Halifax; brothers, Laurie (Ruth), Vermilion, Alta; Harry (Myrtle), Vernon, B.C.; Aubrey (Shirley), Dartmouth; 8 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, John "Jack" in 1998; a son, Merlin; a brother, Earl. Funeral service was held August 26, 2015 at the Southampton United Church, Rev. Elizabeth Davies officiating. Burial in the Southampton Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

HILTZ, Janet L. – Age, 54 of Parrsboro passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 23, 2015 surrounded by her family. Born in Germany, she was a daughter of Pauline Morris, Parrsboro; and the late Michel Morris. She was employed at Hyland Homes, and later Oxford Frozen Foods for many years. She is survived by her husband, Sheldon, Parrsboro; two sons, Michael Forbes, Truro; Dylan Hiltz, Parrsboro; sisters, Linda Morris, Regina, Sask.; Michele Morris, Parrsboro; nieces and nephews, Madeline, Emma and Samuel Bemrose; Candice Lake, Cassandra and Colton Morris; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service was held August 27, 2015 at St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Dawn Léger officiating. Burial in St. George’s Anglican Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Canada or to the Cumberland District of the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON). Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

FADER, Gerald H. "Jump" – Age, 86 of Parrsboro passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2015 in Parrsboro. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late William and Winnifred (Smith) Fader. He operated Fader’s Transfer for many years. As well, he was a blueberry farmer and enjoyed spending time at his McCurdy’s Meadow. He is survived by his wife, the former Rosella Jeffers; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Ruth Henwood; a brother, Vincent. Funeral service was held on September 4th in Smith's Funeral Home. with Rev. Dawn Léger officiating. Burial in St. George’s Cemetery, Parrsboro. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MAHONEY, Matthew Jeremiah ‘Jerry’ - 73, Valley, Colchester County passed away September 3, 2015 in Colchester East Hants Health Center, Truro.  Born in New Glasgow, June 15, 1942 the son of the late Alfred Mahoney and Dorothy (Smith) Morris.  He is survived by his wife, Heather (Gorrie) and daughter, Robin Kim; brother, James (Debbie) Mahoney, Ardness, Pictou Co.; sister, Alfreda (James) MacDonald, Dartmouth; sister-in-law, Wendy (Dave) MacPhee, Debert;  brother-in-laws Glenn (Ada) Gorrie, Ottawa, Randy (Ronalee) Gorrie, BC, Robin (Betty) Gorrie, BC, Edgar MacDonald, Enfield, NS; several nieces,  nephews & cousins. Besides his parents he was predeceased by brother, Joseph Mahoney; sisters Marguerite DeCoste; Eleaner MacDonald; brother-in-law Elmer DeCoste, mother-in-law Jean Gorrie. His favorite campground in Nova Scotia was Elm River Park where he spent many a week-ends over the years. I would also like to thank all the wonderful people who drove Jerry and myself back and forth to Halifax for his weekly appointments during the past few months to the Victoria Building at the VG.  We could not have made it without you, thank you and God Bless. Per Jerry’s request there was no visitation or funeral. Friends and family were invited to a graveside service on September 8 in Bible Hill Cemetery.  Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiated. Donations may be made in Jerry’s memory to the Scotia Pool Society, 80 Research Drive, Truro, B6L 2R2.  Condolences to the family may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

RUSHTON, Terrence "Terry", 66 of North River, formerly of Five  Islands, has joined past family and friends who have gone before him. He was the son of the late Alton and Muriel (Cooke) Rushton of Londonderry.  Terry was employed with Crossley Carpets for 37 Years. Terry was a member as well as Steward and past Steward in the United Church as well as a member of the Five Islands Fire Brigade for 20 years. Terry is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Debbie (Lockhart); son, Patrick of Debert; daughters, Becky (Shaun) of Londonderry and Tammy (Alfred) of Bass River; grandsons, Aaron and Bryan; granddaughter, Josie; brothers, Michael, Timmy and Chris; sisters, Sharon (Alton) and Anna. As well as many nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sister in law, Linda; nephew, Jody and brother in law, Dale. Funeral Service was held September 7th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Anne Hoganson officiating. Donations in memory of Terry may be made to the VON, Colchester East Hants Hospice Society or to Colchester East Hants Health Centre Palliative Care. To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit www.ColchesterCommunity.com

DICKIE, Peter Edwin - 80, Lower Onslow, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015, in Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Onslow, he was a son of the late Walter and Hilda (Richards) Dickie. Peter and his wife Anna established Glooscap Holstein Farms, Lower Onslow in 1966, where he was a Holstein Dairy Farmer for many years. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Anna (Whidden) Dickie; sons, Tony (Gail), East Mountain; David (Karen), Masstown; grandchildren, Jason, Matthew, Jacob, Thomas; great-grandson, Ethan; brother, Vaughn Dickie (Brenda), Onslow; sister, Estelle Rector, Truro. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Douglas, Stratton, Carl, Gordon, Keith; sister, Doreen Hunter. A private family graveside service was held in Lower Onslow Clarke Cemetery, Lower Onslow, Reverend Glenn MacLean officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WEIR, Ross Wilton – 77, Harmony. It is with great sadness that the family of Ross Weir announce that he passed away on Wednesday morning, September 9, 2015, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, after a short illness. Born March 2, 1938, in Nine Mile River, he was a son of the late Brenton and Ruby (Burris) Weir. Ross is survived by his children, Tami (Edward) Milligan, Brooklyn, Hants County; Kathy (Randy) Putnam, Streamstown, Alberta; Wendy (Russell) Boutilier, Upper Stewiacke; Elvin (Mary Jo) Weir, Blacklick, Ohio; Patti Weir, Truro; grandchildren, Sarah, Samantha, Brandi, Jenifer, Christopher, Michelle, Becky, Meaghan; 12 great grandchildren; brother, Frank (Myrna) Weir, Crowes Mills; sisters, Treva Thompson, Lantz; Helen Chute, Annapolis Valley. Ross had a special angel, Beth Latinski, with whom he shared a loving relationship for the last year and a half of his life and Ross’ family would like to give a warm thank you to her; she is a special lady. Along with his parents, Ross was predeceased by his loving wife of 49 years, Patricia Ruth (Sullivan) Weir, and Helen Paulette (Spence) Weir, his second wife of five years, who he was lucky and won her heart; granddaughter, Melissa Boutilier; brothers, Charles, Roy, Douglas, Lawrence and Carl Weir; sisters, Ada Withrow, Jessie Grant, Lorna Rath. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, September 12, 2015, Reverend Iain Macdonald officiated. Interment was held in Harmony Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

NICHOLS, Lillian Leona - 85, Truro. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother, Lillian Leona Nichols, originally from Belmont, on Friday, September 11, 2015 at The Mira Long Term Care Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, she was the daughter of the late Perley and Lucy (Cox) Roblee. Lillian is survived by her sons, Fred (Maureen) Nichols, Burlington, Ontario; Dwight (Sharon) Nichols, Upper Brookside; Jerry Nichols, Belmont; Judi Nichols, Bible Hill; nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren. Along with her parents, Lillian was predeceased by her son, Raymond Nichols; brother, Orland Roblee; sisters, Clara (Beaver) Staples, Dorothy Teed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Friday, September 18, 2015, Reverend Henry Boehm officiated. Interment was held in Belmont Cemetery, Belmont. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GREEN, Esther "Pearl" – age 94, Central Onslow, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on September 15, 2015, surrounded by her loved ones.  Born in Massachusetts,  March 10, 1921, she was the only child of the late Fred and Belle (Baker) Cameron.   She is survived by sons, Lawson "Sonny" at home; Carl, Masstown; daughter, Diane (John) Fisher, Central Onslow; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Lawson; son, Roy; infant daughter, Ruth Frances.  At Pearl’s request, there will be no public visitation or funeral.  Pearl requested a private burial in Robie Street Cemetery with immediate family only. It was held September 18, 2015. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

McVICAR, Wendell Reid (W. Reid) – 77, Truro, passed away peacefully Friday, September 18, 2015, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born February 2, 1938, in Chipman, New Brunswick, he was the only child of Arthur Wendell & Martha Victoria (Reid) MacVicar. He leaves behind his wife, Charlotte (Bogle-Cooke); son, Andrew (Nicole, Trinity)  Dartmouth;  step-daughter, Marie (Cooke) Faulkner; grandchildren, Sally & Tommy Faulkner, Truro; friends, relatives and many cousins, especially, John (Nora) Barton, Chipman, New Brunswick;  special cousin, Grace (Jerry) Reid Brooks, Freedom, NH, USA, many great nieces & nephews; sister-in-law and brother-in-law. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, October 25, 2015, at Chipman United Church Cemetery, Route 123, Chipman, New Brunswick. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

COLLETTE, Sylvia Fern, age 82 of Bible Hill, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 19, 2015 in Vimy Court, Bible Hill. Born on August 21, 1933, in Diligent River, N.S., She was the daughter of the late Ray and Reta (Warren) Hiltz. Sylvia is survived by her sons Robert (Judy) of Bible Hill, Wayne (Ken) of Musquodoboit Harbour, Allan (Anne) of Herring Cove, Eugene of Halifax; grandchildren Robbie of Dartmouth, Brendan of Truro, Jordan (Kelly) of Hilden, Ravee (Darcy) of Alberta, Jana of Truro, Katrina of Truro; great grandchildren Jacob, Jaden, Jackson of Truro. Addison, Briella of Hilden, Brianna, Brooklyn of Truro; sisters Lois (the late Raymond Yorke) of Fox River, Ruby (the late Stanley Dowe) of Parrsboro. Along with her parents she was predeceased by her husband of 27 years, Rene Joseph; daughter Wendy Jean, sister Lalia (the late Danny Knopp); brother Fred (Marion). She will be sadly missed forever by her family and friends. Sylvia worked at Stanfields Ltd. for 25 years before her retirement. She always loved going for drives with her family, especially to see her sisters in Parrsboro. Sylvia also had a love for race horses and owned several over the years with her husband Rene. She always looked forward to going to the races to watch her husband and son Robert "Bobby" race their horses. Cremation has taken place under the care of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. In keeping with her wishes a private family committal service will be held in Bible Hill Cemetery, Bible Hill. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Sylvia’s obituary at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

McCULLOCH, Doris Ruth (Murray) - 93, Debert, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 19, 2015, at home. Born January 15, 1922, in Bible Hill, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Stella (Hamilton) Murray. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Elmer McCulloch at the age of 33 in 1957. She raised three children, sons, Robert, Debert; Thomas Lee (Bev) and daughter, Audrey (Wayne) McLeod, all of East Mines; also survived by sisters, Helen (Peter) King, Toronto; Eileen Kendall, Ottawa; five grandchildren, Pamela (Paul) Daniec, Londonderry; Matthew McLeod, East Mines; Brandon (Suzanne) McCulloch, East Mines; Joshua (Colleen) McCulloch, Folly Lake; Desiree (Ryan) McCulloch, Masstown; seven great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Maya, Drew, Autumn, Lily, Jase, and Bennett. Along with her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brothers, Aubrey and Herman Murray. Visitation was held Tuesday, September 22, 2015, in Debert Baptist Church, followed by a graveside service and interment in Plains Road Cemetery, Debert, Reverend Dr. Frank Guinta officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MILLS, Lillie – 89, Debert. Our "Lily of the Valley" passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, September 24, 2015, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born April 13, 1926, in Union Valley (Parrsboro), she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Mary (Davis) Bennett. Lillie was predeceased by her siblings, Rhoda, Fanny, Clarence, Florence, James, Marjorie, Arnold, Beatrice. She was married to Isaac Johnson McCully, who predeceased her, and is survived by their children, Lawrence McCully, Diane Robinson, Gail Robinson, Glenn McCully and Susan Legere. She remarried and is survived by her current husband, Ronald Hartwell Mills. Lillie’s legacy will continue through her ten grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, seven step grandchildren and great great-grandson, Cameron David Putnam. Funeral service was held Saturday, September 26, 2015, in Masstown United Church, 10871 Highway 2, Masstown, Reverend Carol Gillard officiated. Interment was held in Masstown Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

McPHEE, Johnson D. – Age 85, of Parrsboro passed away Friday, September 25, 2015 at Bayview Memorial Health Centre, Advocate Harbour. Born in Diligent River, he was a son of the late Thomas and Mary (Gallion) McPhee. A determined and hardworking man all of his life, Johnson worked for many years as an independent heavy equipment operator in Parrsboro and surrounding areas. Johnson was a dedicated husband, father and friend who took great pride in his family, home and work. He spent many winter months in the woods with his dear friend, the late Gerald "Jump" Fader. A very independent man, Johnson was well-suited to the term "jack of all trades," valuing opportunities to learn and grow from an early age. He had diverse interests and strong opinions, but above all loved gardening, farming, millwork, debating, sharing food and spending time with those he loved. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, the former June Phinney; daughters, Mary (Robert), Gloria, all of Parrsboro; Linda McLellan (Brian), Advocate Harbour; sisters-in-law, Myrna McPhee, Amherst; Helen McPhee, Hampton, N.B.; Marjorie McPhee, Parrsboro; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Kathleen Thompson (Trevor), Jean Repetto (Lloyd), Elizabeth; brothers, Stewart, Morris, George, Thomas, Daniel. Funeral was held September 28, 2015 at St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Dawn Léger officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Bayview Communities Health Foundation.


 

September 2015

HILL, Virginia Hazel – 91, Economy, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at her home. Born March 17, 1924, in Windsor, Ontario, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Mary (Chappell) Schultz. Virginia is survived by her son, Brian and wife Arlene Hill, Brampton, Ontario; grandchildren, Chad and wife Natalie Vibert, Wasaga Beach, Ontario; Ryan and wife Theresa Hill, Jasper, Alberta; Craig Hill and Nicole Timoshenko, Brampton, Ontario; great grandchildren, Zachary Vibert, Declan Hill. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Harold Malcolm "Sam" Hill; step sisters, Gladys Walwork, Sally Foggarty. Graveside service was held Thursday, August 6, 2015, in Economy Cemetery, Economy, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SIMMONDS, Glendon A. 'Glen' – Age 68, of Parrsboro passed away July 30, 2015 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Halfway River, he was a son of Phyllis (Gilbert) Simmonds, Amherst and the late James 'Tody' Simmonds. He is survived by his wife, Patsy (Forbes) (Weatherby) Simmonds; daughters & stepdaughters, Starr, Nicole, Anita, Patricia; sons & stepsons, Jamie, Norris, Jonathan, Mark, Charles, George, Paul; sisters, Irene, Wendy, Paula; brothers, Peter, Paul, Cyril, Dale, Ken 'Bucky', Dellas, Danny, Dave 'Beaver'; several grandchildren, great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his stepfather, the late Kervin Pettigrew; brothers, Charles, Doug 'Wayne', James. Funeral service was held August 3, 2015 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Marlene Quinn officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MILLS, Enos E. – Age 84, Oxford and formerly of Advocate Harbour passed away Saturday, August 1, 2015 at All Saints Hospital, Springhill after a short but courageous battle with cancer, his loving family by his side. Born in Apple River, he was a son of the late Edwin and Hallie (Atkinson) Mills. He was a retired lumberman and trucker. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Katherine MacGillivray; daughters, Betty Grant, Labrador City; Linda Mills( Lloyd ) Halifax; Nancy Mills(Bob) Oxford; sisters, Prudence Price, B.C.; Hilda Hamilton, Advocate; Kathy Heighton, Halifax; brothers, Lawrence, Port Greville; Gerald, Truro; grandchildren Shannon (Bobbie) Pettigrew, Cory (Brenda) Grant, Kathrine Williams. Great-grandchild  Ebony Pettigrew. Several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Marjorie Dunbar; Georgie Dauphinee; brothers, Allison, Billy, Ralph. A private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

FAULKNER, Allen Gordon – 92, Truro, passed away on August 2, 2015. Born in Princeport, Nova Scotia, he was the eldest child of the late Alexander Hill and Edith (Wright) Faulkner, and was raised on the family farm. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Harriet Anne (Archibald); siblings, Bertha (Beaver), Richmond and Ralph. He is survived by his brother, Douglas; children, Ruth, Chris (Terryl), Paul (Lynn), Cathy (Joe Pinto), Alan (Saida), Jane (Joel) Henderson, Sandy, and Irene (Paul) Van Zeumeren; grandchildren, Jason, Janet, Colin, Joel, Laura, Erin, George, Michael, Brett, Craig, Ian, Ross, James, Stephen, Daniel, Amira, Nicolas, Hannah, and Eric; eight great-grandchildren. We would like to thank Dr. Chris Cook and the staff at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre for their care and kindness. Dad has donated his remains to Dalhousie University. A memorial service was held Friday, August 7, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro, Father Francesco Pirisi officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

 

BUTT, Robin Arlene – 40, Middle Stewiacke, passed away peacefully, after courageously fighting a battle with cancer since February 2015, on Thursday evening, August 6, 2015, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Robin will be sadly missed and forever remembered by her spouse, Derek Chase; children, Tanner James Chisholm and Baillie Elizabeth Anne Chisholm, Salmon River; father, Harold (Betty) Butt, Salmon River; brother, Christopher (Amanda) Butt, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta; sister, Katrina "Trina" Butt, Valley; half-sister, Kelly Jean (Vern) Ranger, Saskatchewan; step-sister, Kimberley Fisher, New Germany; mother-in-law, Lynn (Brian) Chase, North River; father-in-law, Phil Chase, Upper Stewiacke; paternal grandmother, Eva Butt, Salmon River; brother-in-law, Stephen Chase, Bible Hill; sister-in-law, Julie Chase, East Mountain; nieces and nephews, Candace, Brandon, Chevy, Summer, Cole, Sophia, Nora Robin, Kirsten, Kayla. She was predeceased by her mother, Elizabeth "Ibby" Butt; step-father, Vernon Nelson; paternal grandfather, Ira Butt; maternal grandparents, Harold and Annie Heffernan. Special thanks are extended to Dr. Donald Rowe and the staff of Colchester East Hants Health Centre for the wonderful care and compassion shown to Robin and her family and friends. Celebration of Robin’s life was held Saturday, August 15, 2015, at Brenton Cross Road. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

 

SEAMAN, Ethel Lucille "Lucy" – 87, Valley Station, Colchester County, passed away peacefully, with her loving daughter at her side, on Saturday, August 8, 2015, at Debert Court, Debert. Born October 28, 1927, in Upper Bass River, she was a daughter of the late John and Bessie (Gamble) Gamble. Lucy is survived by her daughter, Sylvia (Kevin) Scott, Debert; grandsons, David Scott (Peyton Allard), Grande Prairie, Alberta; John (Lori) Scott, Valley Station; sister-in-law, Edith Ripley, Valley Station; former daughter-in-law, Vina Seaman, and granddaughter, Tracy Cushing, Halifax; close family friend, Brenda Black; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John Buckham "Jack" Seaman; son, John Lloyd; sisters, Genevieve Fisher, Gladys Cooke; brothers, Douglas and one in infancy. The family would like to thank the staff of Debert Court for their exceptional care and making Mum feel so at home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Wednesday, August 12, 2015, Reverend Morley Bentley officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

 

EAGLES, Leslie S. – 76, Lower Five Islands passed away Sunday, August 9, 2015 at Springhill. Born in Lower Five Islands, he was a son of the late Hilbert and Iris (Davis) Eagles. He was a retired construction and forestry worker. He is survived by his companion of 27 years, Faye (McCarthy) Currie; daughters, Theresa Eagles, Maynooth, Ont.; Lisa Eagles (Mike Boldt), Whitney, Ont.; Evelyn Currie (Laurie Perry), Amherst; Kathryn Paul (Scott), East Mapleton; sons, Leslie "Punkin" (Liz), Belleville, Ont.; Michael, Maynooth, Ont.; sisters, Ruth Power (Roland), Five Islands; Martha Webb (Gary), Lower Five Islands; brothers, Clayton (Marie), Five Islands; Aubrey (Irene), Lower Five Islands; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Shirley McCallum; brothers, Grant, Mearl, Berton, Kenneth "Billy", Royden, Morton. A celebration of Life was held on August 13, 2015 at the Five Islands Fire Hall, with Rev. John Parsons officiating. Burial in Lower Five Islands Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com.

MACPHEE, Carol May - Central Onslow, peacefully passed away at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, surrounded by family on Friday August 14, 2015 at the age of 74. Born July 13, 1941 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, she was a daughter of the late Betty (MacPhee) Rankoussy (Joe Rankoussy) and Cecil MacPhee. She is survived by her son David Landry, daughter Cindy (Barry) Landry, step-children Lynn and Devin McNutt; siblings Kenneth (Judith) MacPhee and Sharron (Bill) Stewart; grandchildren Allison (Andrew), Trina, Nathan, Christina, Nicole; great grandchildren Tykeira, Austin, Ethan, Kaidel and Logan; nieces and nephews: her special girl Lorraine (Brenton), Connie (Dale), Kimberly (Wayne), Gregory, Marla (Chris), Tara (Barry), Samantha; and 10 great nieces and nephews. Her son Norman Dale Landry, daughter Wendy Lynn Landry, brothers Brian and Mark MacPhee predeceased her. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Tuesday, August 18, 2015, The Reverend Lori Ramsey officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

 

GOODWIN, Larry Owen – 65, Truro passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Debert he was the son of Terrance and the late Frances (Alward) Goodwin. Larry attended Cornerstone Assembly Church, Valley. He was a long time employee of Stanfields and was an avid fisherman. Survived by his wife of 32 years, Barbara (Roberts) Goodwin;  daughter, Sheila (Mike) and grandchildren, Katie, Rachel and Charlie Keetch; sisters, Donna Singer, Cheryl (Paul) Hominick; brother, Duane (Trudy). Larry is predeceased by his brother-in-law, Ronnie. Funeral service was held August 19 in Cornerstone Assembly Church, 14 Cornerstone Drive, Valley, Rev. Natasha DeVito officiating. Interment in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

 

LECLAIR, Betty (Yeomans) - It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Betty Leclair (Yeomans) on Saturday, August 15, 2015 in Parkland Estates, Truro, N.S. at the age of 86. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Robert (Bob) Leclair on October 8, 2013. Betty is survived by; Linda Kirk (Norman), George Kirk (Joan), David Kirk (Marjorie), Debbie Leclair (Mike), Michael Leclair (Keltie), Janice Leclair, Trish Leclair (Jeff) and Christopher Leclair (Andree). She will also be missed by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, N.S., where a celebration of Betty’s life was held August, 19th. Donations in memory of Betty may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be made by viewing Betty’s obituary at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

 

BABINEAU, Kody Joseph passed away unexpectedly at Shortts Lake, NS on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at the age of 23. Kody was an exceptional young man with an old soul. Kody was born in Truro, NS and spent most of his growing years with his loving parents Yolande Babineau and Guy Wood, Shortts Lake, NS. He recently moved to Hilden, NS into his own home with his two young dogs, Toro and Sadie. Kody is survived by his parents, Yolande and Guy,  biological father, Kevin Kaulback, Surrey, BC, girlfriend, Alice Bennett of Spryfield, NS, maternal grandmother, Therese Babineau, Acadieville, NB, uncle Gerard Babineau, Acadieville, NB, uncle Marcel and aunt Norma Babineau, Irishtown, NB, step-uncles, Bert (Margo) Wood, Pictou, NS, Clint (Sarah) Wood, Greenfield, NS, Allan MacPhee, Springhill, NS, step aunt Eileen (Wayne) Hewitt, Angevine  Lake, NS, Darlene (Tom) Haywood, Lower Sackville, NS, Lorna (Bernie) Wood, Springhill, NS, Reta (Peter) Crowe, North River, NS, aunt Debbie (Michael) Ossinger, Murray Siding, NS, half brothers, James (Sabine) Kaulback, Sean (Jess) Kaulback, both of Bible Hill, NS, step sister, Erika (Drew) Wood, North River, NS, step brother, Cameron Williams, Lockport, NS, his niece, Taryn Kruse, his nephews, Austin and Joshua Lewis, and several cousins. Kody is predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Joseph Babineau, step paternal grandparents, Stanley and Lee Wood, paternal grandparents, LLoyd and Bertha Kaulback, and step aunt Dorothy MacPhee, aunt Katherine Kaulback and cousins Chad Haywood and Tyler Kaulback. Funeral service (bilingual) will take place in Acadieville, NB in September, date to be posted on the Colchester Community Funeral Home website www.colchestercommunity.com  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Brookfield Fire & Emergency Services P.O. Box 128, Brookfield, NS B0N 1C0 in memory of Kody.

FULLERTON-BAIN, Ruth G. – 98, of Parrsboro. It is with gratitude for her life and sadness for her loss that we announce the passing of Ruth G. (Fraser) Fullerton-Bain on Monday, August 17, 2015 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Parrsboro, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Edna (Thompson) Fraser. Ruth graduated from Mount Allison University in Sackville, N.B. and later married Bruce Fullerton in 1941. Together, they raised their family and built a successful law practice in Parrsboro at Bruce’s father, Varley’s, office. She dedicated her time to make a positive difference with grace and sincerity. W. Bruce Fullerton, QC, predeceased Ruth in May of 1986. In 1988, Ruth married Lewis L. Bain, and lived in Hunts Point, returning to Parrsboro following his death in 2004. Ruth is survived by her children, Grant (Linda), Toronto; Pam Haley (Ken), Chris (Debbie), all of Parrsboro; grandchildren, Colin Fullerton (Tasha), Cole Fullerton (Meagan), Peter Haley (Lidia), David Haley (Christine), Ruth Ann Haley (Tom), Darcy Aloi (John), Candace Fougere (Robert); 8 great-grandchildren; step-children, Elizabeth Edge (Roger), John Bain (Charlene); daughter-in-law, Kathy Fullerton. Funeral service was held August 20, 2015 at Trinity United Church, Parrsboro, Keith Selwyn-Smith, DLM officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

NELSON, R. Ann – 58, of Charlottetown, PEI, and formerly of Parrsboro, passed away Monday, August 17, 2015 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Charlottetown. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Merle (Skidmore) Farrell. She is survived by her husband, George; daughters, Jennifer Nelson, Kingston, Ont.; Laura (Tim) Last, Ottawa; a son, Paul (Heather) Nelson, Ottawa; grandchildren, Liam and Mason, Kingston, Ont.; Hunter, Ottawa; brothers, Jim (Laura), Charlottetown; Mike (Cathy), Bedford; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her infant son, George. Funeral service was held August 19, 2015 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Burial in St. Brigid’s Catholic Cemetery, Parrsboro. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


August 2015

HILTZ, Iona E. "Myke" – Age 65, of Diligent River passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at home. Born in Advocate Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Edith (Mahar) Hiltz. She was member of the Canadian Armed Forces, retiring in 1993. She is survived by brothers, William, Toronto, Ont.; David, Barrie, Ont.; Bruce, Diligent River; Burton (Florence), Coldwater, Ont.; Sheldon (Janet), Parrsboro; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a sister, Bayna. Funeral service was held Friday, July 24, 2015 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Burial in the Diligent River Baptist Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WEATHERBEE, Dorothy H. – 95, passed away June 29, 2015 at Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born April 18, 1920 in Diligent River, Cumberland Co., she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Mae (Porter) Salter. As a young woman, she studied nursing and had worked over the years at various health care facilities and also in private homes. Dorothy is survived by daughters, Lorraine (Ronald) Maskill, Bible Hill, Carolyn (Bob) Stone, Masstown; sons, David (Wendy), Alton, Douglas (Lynn), Onslow, Stephen (Yvonne), SK, John (Paula), Masstown; sisters, Gloria Himmelman, Thelma (Bob) Venus, Flora (Jack) Whebby, all of Dartmouth, Marie Colpitts, Bible Hill; brother, Curtis, Ottawa; 17 grandchildren; several great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren,  nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by daughter, Lorna; son, Kevin; brothers, Robert, Gordon, Raymond, Ralph; sister, Agusta (Peter); brothers-in-law, Arthur and Everett. She was a lifelong member of St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Truro, member of the ACW and lifelong member of the Order of the Eastern Star. No visitation by request. A memorial service was held on Saturday, July 4 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Gary Yetman officiating. Interment in Watson Cemetery. On-line condolences at www.colchestercommunity.com

REID, Edmund Sawlor - Age 69, of West Advocate passed away peacefully with great dignity, supported by  his wife and children, at the Moncton City Hospital, on Friday, July 3, 2015 after a valiant battle with lung cancer. Edmund was born in Berwick, the oldest son of the late W. Burnell and Edna (Sawlor) Reid. He spent his early years in West Advocate and later moved to Worcester, Mass. where he lived with his aunt and uncle, while attending university. His years spent with Margaret and Ralph Gowetz created a home away from home and a relationship that was enduring. After receiving his accounting designation from Bentley College and MBA from Babson College, Ed moved to London, Ontario and began his 30 year career in finance and accounting. It was in London that he met the love of his life, Anne McLarty, who became his wife in 1972. They were blessed with the arrival of their children, Alison May and Andrew Wesley Duncan. After Ed and Anne retired, they moved to West Advocate. Edmund leaves behind his wife, Anne; daughter, Alison May Reid Dawson, St. Thomas, Ont.; son, Andrew, and his wife, Sarah, Caledon, Ont. He was the cherished "Buppa" of their children, Austin and Adelyn. Also, survived by his brothers, George, and his wife Micki, and David, and his wife Mary, all of Halifax; Anne's sister, Mary Liz Bland; her brothers, Colin, Archie, Angus and Ian and their spouses, all of Ontario; his mother's sister, Jean (Sawlor) Eisner, Berwick; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by Anne's parents, Duncan and May (Moffat) McLarty, London, Ont. Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 7, 2015, Pastor Christina McCallum officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MACUMBER, Arthur "Art" - Age 75 of Truro passed away peacefully on July 8th, 2015. Born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, he was the son of the late Alvah and Laurena (Logan) Macumber. Art was a graduate of the Nova Scotia Normal College and Acadia and St. Mary's Universities. A teacher, he taught at Hants West Rural High, Central Colchester High School, J. Lloyd Crowe Secondary School, Trail, B.C., Cobequid Educational Centre and the Nova Scotia Teachers College. After retiring from teaching, Art worked for 11 years with TayMac Tours of Halifax – imparting his knowledge of the Maritimes and its history to many American tourists. Art loved participating in the high school musicals at Cobequid Educational Centre, favorite roles being Fagin in 'Oliver!' and Tevye from 'Fiddler on the Roof'. Art was involved in many local clubs and societies including the Colchester Historical Society, Golden K, Little White Schoolhouse Society and Hubtown Theatre. He is survived by his wife Heather (Marsh); daughters Sarah (Arfon) Hughes, Wales and Jill Macumber, Halifax; grandchildren Ben and Ellen Hughes; brother Francis; niece Alison Macumber. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brother David and sister Patricia. Although Art was only at Debert Court for a short time the family would like to extend their thanks to the staff there for their compassionate care – especially nurses Bev and Karen. Many thanks also to the VON team who helped care for Art the past three years. A celebration of Art's life was held Tuesday, July 14, 2015 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, with Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. Family Interment in Watson Cemetery, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

HIGGINS, Shirley Ann - 76, Crowes Mills, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on July 9th 2015. Shirley was born in Tatamagouche and lived a life full of love and laughter, and enjoyed the simple things in life. She had a big heart and a love for animals. She enjoyed country music and could always be found singing or humming a song, even if she didn't know the tune! She loved her children and grandchildren dearly. Shirley will be forever remembered by her children Lisa (Steve), Larry (Donna), Lana, and Misti (Randy); grandchildren, Garth, Lacey, Alisha, Jolene, Ashley, Jon, Josh, Colby, Melissa and Cydney; great grandchildren, Jayden, Tristan, Rhyleigh, Ethan, Carson. Shirley was predeceased by her husband Lawrence. A celebration of her life was held Wednesday, July 15th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Keith Gale officiating. The family invites memorial donations to be made to the Colchester SPCA. On-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

LARSEN, Olaf H. – Age 81, of Port Greville, Cumberland County, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 11, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Apple River, he was a son of the late Karl and Mary Alice (Fields) Larsen. Second to being surrounded by family at the dining room table, his favourite place was in the cockpit of an airplane. After a stint in the Royal Canadian Navy, Olaf gave up the seas for the skies and re-mustered to the Royal Canadian Air Force. After his release, he worked for a number of commercial airlines as a Flight Engineer including Quebec Air, Nation Air, and Icelandic Air. Olaf gave up flying for a while and along with the help of his adored son Trevor, he operated Larsen’s Esso in Port Greville for 6 years. He still had the flying bug and he sold the store and back to the skies he went. Olaf worked away from home for the next number of years commuting between Port Greville and Montreal at every opportunity until he finally achieved his ultimate goal and became a fully qualified Flight Engineer on the 747. He was then ready to finally retire and moved permanently back to Port Greville. Another of Olaf’s passions in life was his cars, especially his antiques, including his current 1948 Chrysler, which he proudly displayed every year in the Port Greville Field Day Parade. He took immense pleasure in his grandchildren and they will miss him greatly. He is survived by his soul mate and wife of 61 years, Estelle (Allen); a daughter, Merrilee, Camden, Maine; a son, Trevor (Rhonda), Fall River; brother, Clem (Phyllis), Brandon, Man.; sisters, Herdis, Peace River, Alta.; Edith (Art), Advocate Harbour; Laura Dawn (David), Truro; grandsons, Joseph and Ethan Larsen, Fall River; Iain Larsen-Leavins, Camden and granddaughter, Eliza Larsen-Leavins, Camden; several nieces and nephews and many close friends near and far. He was predeceased by brother, Peter; granddaughter, Alice Larsen and many special sister and brother in laws. Funeral was held July 17, 2015 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Fox River, Rev. Dawn Leger officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Fundy Shore Auto Club. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

RIPLEY, Wayne L. – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Wayne L. Ripley, age 75, of Amherst on Friday, July 17, 2015 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan surrounded by his loving family. Born in Southampton, he was the youngest son of the late Benjamin and Catherine (Brown) Ripley, formerly of Southampton. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, the former Pauline Goodwin; daughters, Patty-Wayne, Shelley, Louise; step daughters, Buffy and Pennee; step son, Roy; grandson, Neil, whom he thought of as a son; several grandchildren; sisters, Jessie, Connie, Gloria; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Wayne was predeceased by a daughter, Cindy; two sisters, four brothers. No visitation or funeral by request. Interment will be a private family service in the Southampton Cemetery at a later date. The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the Nursing Staff of the Palliative Care Unit at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre for their care, kindness and compassion to the family. Also, special thanks to Amy Thurston, Palliative Care Coordinator and Dr. Brian Ferguson. Memorial donations in Wayne’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

McDONALD, Phillip Howard (Sonny), Truro, passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Colchester East Hants Health Centre after a brief period of failing health. Born in Charlottetown, PEI, he was the son of the late Owen and Mae (Coyle) McDonald. He was married to Joan (Langille) McDonald who passed away, July 21, 2015. He is survived by his brother Arthur (Vi) of Truro.  Sonny was a retired employee of C.N.R. He was a storyteller who evoked laughter with tales about his younger days as a bellhop at the Scotia hotel. He was an exemplary skier whose confidence and style on the slopes earned him the nickname "Tiger". In his earlier years, he was also an avid tennis player and skater.  A graveside service and interment of Sonny's ashes was held July 29, 2015 at  Robie Street Cemetery with Father Francesco Pirisi officiating. Donations in Sonny's memory may be made to the charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MacLEAN, Rev. George Henderson - (22 November 1925 – 19 July 2015) - After a short illness, and with his wife Helen at his side, Rev. George H. MacLean of Bridgewater passed away peacefully at Drumlin Hills on July 19. Full obituary to follow, including details of a memorial service to be held in August. Arrangements entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Bridgewater where on-line condolences may be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com or messaging condolences@sweenysfuneralhome.com

James Edward "Jim" Peppard  71, Bible Hill, passed away suddenly on Thursday morning, June 25, 2015, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born February 14, 1944, in Truro, he was a son of the late George and Margaret (Falkenham) Peppard. Jim leaves his wife of 51 years, Georgina "Georgie" (Nixon) Peppard; sons, Thomas, New Glasgow; Kevin, Dartmouth; grandsons, Alexandre, Joseph and Lucas; brother, Fred (Heather), Carlton, Yarmouth County. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Joyce Simlett. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Jim’s family received friends on Monday, June 29, 2015. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Albert E. Hull  78, Bible Hill, was welcomed into the presence of his Saviour on Tuesday morning, July 7, 2015, at his home surrounded by his wife of 52 years and children. Albert is survived by wife, Mae, Bible Hill; children, Ann (John) Prins, Ruth (Ben) Prins, all of Sarnia, Ontario, David (Lori) Hull, Hammonds Plains; Jane (Stephen) Prins, North Carolina; Mary (Jason) McLellan, Melbourne, Ontario; sixteen grandchildren; one great grandson; sisters, Ruth Parkhouse, Evelyn Magill, Eunice Carson (Jim); brother, David Hull (Gladys), all of Northern Ireland. Albert was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Annie (Johnston) Hull; brothers, Johnston and Bruce Hull; grandson, Desmond Prins. Albert was a faithful evangelist traveling to many places with the Gospel he loved. Since being diagnosed with lymphoma 18 months ago, he continued to share this message by print or personal word. He impacted the lives of his family with his example of faithfulness in witness and prayer. This impact was also felt by many others who were saved and encouraged through his testimony. Funeral service was held Saturday, July 11, 2015, at Truro Campus, NSCC, Sport & Wellness Centre, 36 Arthur Street, Truro. Interment in Bible Hill Cemetery, Warren Drive, Bible Hill. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Helen Laura Louise Van Wyck – 97, Truro, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Wynn Park Villa, Truro. Born February 4, 1918, in Midland, Ontario, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Laura (Hopwood) Carruthers. She was loved by all and will be dearly missed. Helen is survived by her daughter, Diane (Michael) DeAdder, Debert; grandchildren, Kenny (April) Van Wyck, Orillia, Ontario; Sandy (Jack) Prentice, Minden, Ontario; Sharon (Rick) Bellows, Puslinch, Ontario; Tracy (Brad) Higgins, Truro; Todd DeAdder, Debert; six great grandchildren; three great-great granddaughters; daughter-in-law, Moya Van Wyck. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Elmer Van Wyck; son, Gary Van Wyck. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Robert Percy "Bob" Moore – 73, Debert, formerly of Ontario and Quebec. It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Bob Moore on Friday, July 10, 2015, at home. Bob was a loving husband of 33 years to Trudy (Pennell) and proud dad of Richard (wife, Serena), Steven (wife, Kema) and Jeffrey and grandfather to Shelby, Ethan, Sophie, Scarlett, Lauren and Farah. He is also survived by his brother, Richard; sister, Robin; brother-in-law to Linda and Martin Woodward, Faye Pennell and Tim Smith; uncle to Karen Stanley (husband, Nick) and Kevin Woodward (wife, Beth); great uncle to Dylan and Alyson. Bob is now having drinks in Heaven with his mom, Vera; his brother, Mack; Trudy's dad, Oz; brothers, Eric, Cal and Ed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Betty Jean Graham – 66, Great Village, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 17, 2015, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born August 25, 1948, in Sheet Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Beulah (Titus) Graham. Betty is survived by her sister, Linda (John) Wolf; brothers, Harold Graham, Cortland Graham, Earl (Norma) Graham. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Carol (Graham) Hann; brother, David Graham. Interment will be held in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Allaby, Stuart Francis, Truro - Our wonderful, kind and loving father, Stuart Francis Allaby, grand and great grandfather passed away on July 21, 2015. Our father was a young spirited gentleman all of his 90 years. Dedicated and joyously married to Ruth Eileen (Jewett), residing in Truro NS, they shared an eventful life together filled with family events, travel, commitment to work and community. He is survived by five daughters (Pam Davis (Gary), Donna Marryatt (Darrell Westerman), Karen Allaby (Andrew Harper), Sonja Allaby Totten (Jack Power) and Carolyn Allaby Maxwell (David), nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Dad lived a life filled with great humor, life sustenance (faith, food and laughter) and was surrounded by love; he was to his family–irresistible. Born in Bloomfield Station, Kings County, NB on August 6th 1924, an identical twin (Cedric) and was the son of the late Barrington and Bertha Reid Allaby. Stuart adored his three brothers (Spurgeon, Donald and Cedric) who were raised in the mixed farming community of Norton and Sussex NB. Following his graduation from Norton Superior High School in 1942 he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force (R.C.A.F.).  Following his military service, he enrolled in the Nova Scotia (NS) Agricultural College and completed his B.Sc. (Agr.) at McGill University, Quebec, in 1951. Stuart made a lifetime commitment to agriculture and the people in the industry and professional community. He made many significant contributions towards the advancement of the agricultural and poultry industry in NS and Canada.  First working for the NS Department of Agriculture and Marketing (NSDAM) as poultry specialist in 1951, Stuart went on to be Director of Technical Services for the Maritime Co-operative. In 1964, he rejoined NSDAM as Provincial Poultry Superintendent and in 1975 was appointed Director of the Livestock Services Branch which he held until his retirement in 1986. Stuart was a founding partner of ABS Chick Hatchery, New Minas, which is now a part of the ACA Co-operative. Throughout his career, Stuart effectively promoted efficient production and marketing of the poultry industry and established a sound financial foundation in NS.  He encouraged the development of supply management programs in Canada and continued to serve those programs acting as Chairman of the NS Natural Products Marketing Council.  He was a co-owner of LifeLine Software Consultants which was a pioneering company in the computerized automated environmental control of poultry barns. Under his guidance, the NS Red Meat Inspection Program was implemented, thus assuring Nova Scotia wholesome locally produced meat products.  Under his supervision, programs in the areas of livestock herd health, particularly in the dairy and swine sectors, were implemented.  Stuart served on various poultry and agriculture related organizations and committees, and has been recognized by his peers.  He is an Honorary Member of the Canadian Poultry Association and the Atlantic Provinces Hatchery Association.  He held various positions with the following organizations:  Atlantic Provinces Poultry Health Committee,  NS Egg and Pullet Producers Marketing Board Quota committee, Poultry Council of NS, Institute of Agrologists, Agricultural Institute of Canada, Atlantic Provinces Agricultural Services Co-ordinating Committee, NS Community Pasture Board, Atlantic Provinces Livestock Committee, NS Federation of Agriculture Planning Committee, NS Federation of Agriculture Senate Club, the NS Provincial Exhibition, the Provincial Agricultural Marketing supervisory Association, and the Atlantic Poultry Research Institute. Stuart was inducted into the Atlantic Agricultural Hall of Fame as well received the Max Weiner Award for his contributions to the Canadian poultry industry. Stuart had a strong Christian faith and lived a life he felt was reflective of these beliefs. He was a long standing member of the First Baptist Church, Truro. A celebration and service of thanks to commemorate his wonderful and giving life will be held at the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS on Friday, July 24, 2015 beginning with a time of visitation from 12-1:30 p.m. followed immediately with a service at 1:30 p.m.; Rev. Paul Worden officiating. Donations may be made to the Stuart and Ruth Allaby Graduate Studies Scholarship, Dalhousie University, First Baptist Church, Truro or to the VON Adult Day Program, Truro, NS. On-line condolences and information regarding donations is available at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com


July 2015

FITTON, Jacqueline Mary "Jackie" (Margetts) - Truro. If you are reading this, it means I'm hopefully "up there with my buddy" having a cuppa. I was born Jacqueline Mary Margetts in Birmingham, England to the late Leonard and Myra Margetts and raised in Halifax, Yorkshsire. I'm survived by my common law husband of 16 years, Donald "Willie" Williams, Truro; four wonderful children, Mark, Truro; Jane (Rod) Hunter, Ontario; Simon, England; James (Jennifer), Ontario; wonderful step children, Nell (Greg) McLaughlin, Economy; John (Kate) Williams, Ontario; Cindy (Brian) Carter, Truro; grandchildren, Tommy Fitton, Cape Breton; Ethan and Sarah Hunter, Ontario; Andrew and Emily Fitton, Ontario; Olivia Williams and Gracie and Norah McLaughlin, Economy; Lauren and Sophie Williams, Ontario; brothers, David (Mary) Margetts, Huddersfield, England; Nigel (Anne), Leicester; Maurice (Margaret), Cambridgeshire; John (Susan), Scarborough; Andrew (Melanie), Halifax Yorkshire; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. I am predeceased by my sister, Glynis (Margetts) Reeve and numerous step-brothers and sisters. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, from where a Celebration of Jackie’s was held Saturday, May 23, 2015. Burial will take place at a later date. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LANGILLE, Percy H. "Bud" – age 86. The death occurred May 26, 2015 at Willow Lodge Home for Special Care in Tatamagouche of Bud Langille, Central Onslow. He was born December 19, 1928 in Sherbrooke, Guysborough County. He was the husband for 67 years of Mildred Groves; father of Donna (Ken Rodd), Bruce (Judy), Roger (Karen) and Gail (Mike Kane); grandfather of Megan, Bronwyn, Jonathan, Erin, Kyle, Shannon, Emma, Colton and Quinton; great-grandfather of Ana, Kieran and Ryan. He is also survived by siblings, Bertha, Bryan, Shirley and Charlotte. He was predeceased by grandchildren, Ryan and Morgan; siblings, Alice, Ethel, Bill, Danny and Catherine. Bud retired in 1988 from Moffatt Bros. Moving and Storage after a long career in Parts and Fleet management. No visitation by personal request. A memorial service was held June 1, 2015 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Glenn MacLean officiating. Donations in Bud’s memory may be made to a charity of choice. On-line condolences at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MORRISON, Loran Peppard - Truro, born on July 11th 1951, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2015.  Loran was born in Toronto where his father; (James) Loran Morrison was on the police force. The family moved to Nova Scotia when he was two and opened a mom and pop store in Economy. He began his career in the Toronto Police Force following in his father’s footsteps. He later joined Amherst police force, then became a member of the Truro Police Service for 23 years, and retired at the rank of Corporal. Loran was well liked and respected by his co-workers and the community. Known as "Robocop" for his physique, he treated all those he met in the same way: with kindness, compassion and integrity. He was fair. He built a loving family, enjoyed life’s simple pleasures, loved his wife and trusted God.

Loran is predeceased by his father, James Loran Morrison; his mother, Iola (Peppard) Morrison. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Frances Mary Morrison; his brother, Jim Morrison; his sisters-in-law Andrea, Sheila, Jacqueline; his brothers-in-law, Jon, William; his nine children; Sonja (Chris) Johnson, Frances (Patrick) Kisch, Andrea Morrison, Lana (John) Boettcher, Loran Theresa Morrison, Luke Morrison, Matthew Levi Morrison, Daniel Morrison, David Morrison; nieces Jaya, Kemi; nephews Jacob, Michael, James, Leo; grandchildren Olivia, Amelie and Alexander. Funeral mass was held June 5, 2015. from Immaculate Conception Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro, with Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiating. Donations may be made to Canada Food Grains. On-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

HARVEY, Malcolm A. – 88, of Parrsboro passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Corey E. and Ella (Jenks) Harvey. Malcolm will be remembered for his kindness, good natured humour and dedication to family and friends. After moving to Toronto in 1949, he married his childhood sweetheart and raised his family and lived with traditional maritime values. Malcolm worked at GTE Sylvania until his retirement in 1988 and returned home to Parrsboro enjoying the many summers spent with family and friends, in particular his memorable birthday celebrations. He is survived by loving children, Geoffrey (Valerie), Toronto; Kevin (Monika), Port Greville; Craig, Barrie, Ont.; Alex (Margaret), Toronto; Melissa Hood (Ron), Cambridge, Ont.; cherished grandchildren, Erin, Mackenzie, Corey, Kyle, Nicholas, Alyssa, Jessica, Melanie, Jenna, Josh, Liam, Sarah; great-grandchildren, Aidan, Abigail, Wynn, Miles; many loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, the former Claudina "Tod" Durant; a brother, Ralph; two brothers in infancy. Funeral service was held June 8, 2015 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Keith Selwyn-Smith, DLM officiating. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

KERNOHAN, (Jones), A. Mary "Mollie" - on June 4, 2015 Mollie passed away peacefully at home aged 89, surrounded by family and friends. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Born in Manchester, England, Mollie immigrated to Canada in 1950 to join her family in Oxford. She nursed in Truro before she married David and moved to their farm in Parrsboro. Mollie was constantly busy with crafts, painting, bird-watching, her horses and all the other animals on the farm. She was an active member of the St. George’s ACW. Mollie is survived by her son Andrew, daughter-in-law Anne MacLellan, daughter Ann, and granddaughter Mary. She was predeceased by her husband David and her daughter Mary. A memorial service was held June 8, 2015 in St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro, with Rev. Dawn Léger officiating. Donations may be made to the L.A. Animal Shelter, VON, St. George’s ACW, or to any other charity. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MORRISON, Betty "Laverne" – 71, Truro passed away Thursday, June 4, 2015 with her family by her side at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Windsor, she was the only daughter of the late Lloyd and Edna (Dearmond) Morrison. She moved to Glenhome at an early age and upon graduation then moved to Truro. Laverne graduated from Aberdeen Hospital School of Nursing, New Glasgow in 1966. She was employed at the Colchester Regional Hospital as a registered nurse, for thirty years before retiring. She is survived by her aunts, Helen Fraser, Halifax, Elizabeth Collins, Beaverbrook, Doris McCallum (Sylvester), Beaverbrook, Shirley Sponagle, Bible Hill; numerous cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, several uncles and aunts. The family wish to thank the staff of ICU and Emergency at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre for their care. No visitation by request. A service of Celebration was held at Erskine United Church, Glenholme on June 9 with Rev. Carol Gillard officiating. Interment at Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

ALLEN, Ruth A.(nee Allen) - Age 78 of Port Greville "A woman ahead of her time", sadly passed away on June 4th, 2015 at the Halifax Infirmary, QEII Health Sciences Centre surrounded by her loving family. Ruth was the beloved daughter of the late Chesley and Effie (MacDougall) Allen and born in Port Greville. She is survived by her loving husband of almost 53 years, James (Jim) Allen; cherished and devoted daughter, Andrea Mckay and adoring son-in-law, John, Ottawa; grandchildren, Courteney, Bronwen and Sutton, the lights of her life; a tight knit family of her sisters, Edith Allen, Port Greville; Estelle Larsen (Olaf), Port Greville; Shirley Cormier, Amherst and brother, Clair Allen (Linda), Port Greville; sisters-in-law, Sandi (Alan Cooper), Joggins; Jean (Murray Berry), Truro. She leaves behind several loving nieces and nephews, cousins and many dear friends and neighbours. As well, Ruth will be greatly missed by 'fur-daughter', Gertie. Predeceased by brother, Eric; brothers-in-law, Doug Allen, Raymond Cormier, and namesake, her dear niece, Ruth Nichols. Ruth was a graduate of Normal College, Truro and began her well respected and accomplished career as a school teacher in Apple River. Being community-minded and never shy to join a committee or start one, Ruth was dutiful to many causes and an avid volunteer. Some of her accomplishments (too numerous to mention) include first Chairwoman of the District School Board, first female warden of Cumberland County, one of the original founders of Cape Chignecto Park, President of the F.P.W War Memorial Committee, President of Shore Drive Committee Assoc., as well as having been warden of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Fox River and also heavily involved in the Liberal Association, both locally and provincially. Ruth was also the recipient of the Confederation of Canada Award, honouring Canadians who were significant contributors in their community. In her spare time, Ruth was an avid gardener, amazing cook and baker and loved a good game of bridge. A heartfelt thank you to the ICU team 5.2 and Neurosurgery 7.3 at the Halifax Infirmary, QEII Health Sciences Centre and to the Fifth floor nurses and staff at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre, Halifax for your wonderful care and support. Funeral service was held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Fox River on June 11, 2015 with Rev. Dawn Léger and Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Private burial in the church cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the QEII Health Sciences Foundation in support of spinal injury research or to Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Fox River. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CHAMBERS, I. Grace – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of I. Grace Chambers of Five Islands, Colchester County. Grace passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the age of 100 at home with family by her side. Grace is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Smith, Five Islands; granddaughter, Sheila Croft, Truro; great-grandchildren, Melanie Faulkner (Corey), Truro; Sara Pinner (Phillip), Stony Plain, Alta.; Ryan Faulkner (Laura Lee), Truro; great-great-grandchildren, Keagan Faulkner, Truro; Caleb and Riley Pinner, Stony Plain, Alta. Grace was predeceased by her husband, Vincent; sisters, Duretta and Hazel. Nana Grace was an amazing person who never complained. The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Don Rowe, to Lisa Weatherbee and her Truro Palliative Care Team. As well, special thanks to Dee and Kerrie for all their help to the family in their time of need. Funeral service was held June 13, 2015 at Peniel United Church, Five Islands, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial to follow in the Lower Five Islands Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

COOKE, Gerald Thomas. It is with regret that we announce the passing of Gerald Thomas Cooke, of Lornevale, Colchester County, on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the age of 80, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Lornevale, he was a son of the late Harold and Jane (Quilty) Cooke. Gerald is survived by, and will be sadly missed by his twin brother, Harold "Red"; niece, Marie Faulkner and her children, Sally and Tommy Faulkner; many cousins and friends. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, June 15, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro, Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiated. Interment was held in St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church Cemetery, Londonderry. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

ALLEN, Jennie W. – Age 82, of Lower Five Islands passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 at home. Born in Lower Five Islands, she was a daughter of the late Winnifred (Davis) Shea and John Linkletter. She is survived by daughters, Eileen Allen, Nancy Davis (Glendon), Cheryl Hatfield (Todd); a son, Steven, all of Five Islands; 5 grandchildren, Roxanne (Ricky), Penny (Mike), Gillian, Craig, Terrance (Elizabeth); 8 great-grandchildren, Sykora, Preslee, Amelia, Madelyn, Caitlyn, Christopher, Hayden, Serenity; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Russell; daughters, Diane, Linda in infancy; brother, Bryce, Robert in infancy; stepfather, Loran Shea. Funeral was held June 28, 2015 at Peniel United Church, Five Islands, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial in the Five Islands Baptist Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Five Islands Fire Department. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

FIELD, Alice E. (Crowell) – Age 87, of Truro, and formerly of Diligent River passed away Monday, June 22, 2015 at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Easton, Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of the late John Gestner Crowell (who died when she was 3) and Mamie (Salsman), and late step-father, Arthur Hudson, all formerly of Country Harbour. Alice was a nursing graduate from the Nova Scotia Hospital in 1949, retiring after a long nursing career as Head Nurse at the South Cumberland Memorial Hospital, Parrsboro. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Roy; her children, Pat McCardle (Bruce), Bethany, Ont.; David (Linda Pike), Chilliwack, BC; Barbara Hunt, Truro; Susan Moore, Brookfield; 11 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; a sister, Charlotte Rose Sangster (Denton), Country Harbour; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Charlotte Louise Hudson; brother, John. Memorial service was held Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Grace United Church, Port Greville, Pastor David Field officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

ROBERTSON, Ronald William "Ron" – 76, Truro. It is with saddened hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Ronald William Robertson on Monday, June 22, 2015. Born October 14, 1938, in Truro, he was a son of the late William and Alice (Lockhart) Robertson. Ron is survived by and will be sadly missed by his daughters, Debbie Delaney, Debert; LeeAnne Gray, Winnipeg, Manitoba; grandchildren, Tyler (Danni) Delaney, Gray, Maine; Kelsey Delaney (Matt Cavanagh), Spruce Grove, Alberta; Toni (Jeremy) Lacroix, Jesse Gray; great grandson, Keenan Lacroix, all of Winnipeg, Manitoba; step children, Todd Guilford, Manitoba; Michelle Cardinal, Saskatchewan; Scott Guilford, Ontario, and their families; sister, Irma Pryor, North River; brothers, Owen, British Columbia; Darrell (Donna), Hilden; Roy (Gladys), Truro; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Mary Leppard; brothers, George, Douglas; grandson, Christopher Gray. Funeral service was held Sunday, June 28, 2015, in First Baptist Church, 759 Prince Street, Truro, Reverend Paul Worden officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

McNEIL, Sharon Lynne – 60, Truro passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born December 8, 1954 in Truro, she was the daughter of Gordon and Elizabeth McCabe, Truro. Sharon is survived by her loving husband, James McNeil; their children, Paul McNeil, Bible Hill; John McNeil, North River; siblings, Judy (Paul) Scott, Collierville, Tenn.; Ruth MacDonald, Truro; Donna (Brian) Rau, Truro; Nancy (Leighton) Alfred, Onslow Mountain; Bruce (Theressa Meisner) McCabe, Stillwater Lake; Ross (Shelley) McCabe, Bible Hill; grandson, Kealan; sister-in-law, Juanita McCabe; numerous nieces and nephews. Sharon was predeceased by brother, Kenny McCabe. Special thanks to the staff at Halifax Infirmary and Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Palliative Care. A celebration of life visitation was held June 26, 2015 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

YORKE, Ethel M. – Age 79, of Fox River passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Red River, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Gladys (Allen) Benjamin. She is survived by daughters, Wanda Dixon (Parker), Baddeck; Wilma Colpitts (Jeff), Fox River; Wyma Vanderlinden (Rick), Newmarket, Ont.; Wannetta Tanner (Paul Mingo), Fox River; brothers, Seldon (Donna), Gervin "Jim" (Sharon), Reid, all of Fox River; Kenneth (Euda), Halifax; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles; brothers, Arden, Richard. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the F.P.W. Fire Department, Port Greville. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


 

June 2015

MacALONEY, Lawrence B. "Lorie" – Age 76, of Advocate Harbour passed away peacefully on Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan surrounded by family. Born in New Salem, he was a son of the late Emerson and Marie (Morris) MacAloney. He is survived by his wife, the former Arlene Cole; daughters, Linda Fletcher (Derrick), Advocate Harbour; Sandra Cook (Richard), Cockeysville, Md.; grandchildren, Lindsay Fletcher, Advocate Harbour; Jeanna Lynn, Fredericton; sisters, Silverine "Sib" Brodeur, Woodstock, Ont.; Ann Ward (Ralph), Kingston; Doreen Brodeur (Roy), Truro; Kaye Mutch (Wayne), Woodstock, Ont.; Nora Neves, Dartmouth; brothers, Gordon (Donna), Woodstock, Ont.; Archie, Alberta; David (Irene Morris), New Salem; brother in law, Arlie Cole (June Reed), Springhill; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by brothers, Paul, Harold, Roger and Arden. As per his wishes, a private family graveside service will be held in the Advocate Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

RIPLEY, Lina C. – Age 83, Parrsboro passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Harrison Settlement, she was a daughter of the late Varley and Clara (Yorke) Quinn. Lina was a graduate of Truro Normal College, and taught school for many years. She served as a Justice of the Peace. She was a life member of the Parrsboro Baptist Church and the Parrsboro Golf Club. She is survived by a son, Allan (Catherine), Parrsboro; sisters-in-law, Marina Quinn, New Prospect; Janice Quinn, Lakelands; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. As well, her companion, Don Harrison, Fox River. She was predeceased by her husband, Douglas in 1998; a sister, Dora; brothers, Allison, Keith, Cyril. Funeral was held May 3, 2015 at the Parrsboro Baptist Church, Rev. Emmanuel Mutale officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Parrsboro Baptist Church. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

O’BRIEN, Colin Timothy "Tim" – 46, Truro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday evening, May 3, 2015, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born August 13, 1968, in New Glasgow, he was a son of Sherri (Jim) Lockhart, Belmont, and the late William O’Brien. Along with his mother, Tim is survived by his wife, Vicki-Lynn (McCabe); children, Jonathon Peter James McCabe, Morgan Alta Marie O’Brien, Truro; siblings, Billy (Shelley) O’Brien, Pleasant Valley; Greta (Mike) Watson, Thorburn; Linda Weatherbee, Onslow Mountain; several nieces and nephews; father-in-law, Lloyd Graham, Truro. Along with his father, he was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Alta Graham. Special thanks are extended to VON for their exceptional care over the years, staff of Colchester East Hants Health Centre and especially the staff of Intensive Care Unit during Tim’s final days. Funeral service was held Thursday, May 7, 2015, in Greenfield United Church, 1578 Greenfield Road, Greenfield, Reverend Donna Lawrence officiated. Interment was held in Bible Hill Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MacBURNIE, Marjorie Barbara, Truro passed away at the age of 93 on Monday, May 4th, 2015, ending her courageous battle with Alzheimers. Born in Nottingham, England, August 21st, 1921. Daughter of Harold and Florence (Shepherd) Poole. Barbara joined the Land Army, England in 1939, during WWII and met our father, George, while he was stationed in England with the Canadian Army and married on August 29th, 1945, arriving in Canada at Pier 21 on July 15th, 1946, aboard the Queen Mary. Mom became a proud Canadian travelling back to England for visits when she could. Mom enjoyed family gatherings, bowling, playing cards, TV Bingo with her friends and many trips with her family. Barbara was a member of the War Brides Association and Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Branch 26, Truro. Survived by daughters, Carolyn (Wayne) Roy, Valley, Valerie (Herbert) Corbett, Nuttby, Irene (Randy) Matheson, Newport, Christine Riddle, Orangeville, Ontario, Ellen (Mark) Spicer, Greenfield; sons, Robert (Harriett), Wellington, PEI, Jeffery (Kathleen), Timberlea, Daniel (Elaine), Truro, Phillip (Trudy), North River, David, Truro, Steven (Melanie), North Vancouver, British Columbia;  26 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Pearl Wilson, Belmont;  brother-in-law, Calvin Peppard, Belmont; sisters-in-law, Eileen, Maureen, and Rosemary, Nottingham, England. Barbara was predeceased by her husband, George Robert MacBurnie in April 1983; her brothers, Jack, Bill, and Jim Poole; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Crowe and Ellen Burdette. Funeral service was held May 7, 2015 with a Legion Ladies Auxiliary Tribute included within the service in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Valerie Kingsbury officiating. There will be a private family burial. On-line condolences and donations at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

PICTOU, William Raymond "Bill" - 69, Debert passed away May 4, 2015 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born February 16, 1946 in Halifax, he was the son of the late Marie (Pictou) Ross of Millbrook. Survived by wife, Carol (Gamble) , sons, Gordon (Melanie) Pictou and David (Serena) Bell; daughters, Karen (Trevor) Boyd, Caren (Kevin) Chisholm; grandchildren, River, William, Lochlann, Destiny, Ansala, Sierra, Jenaya, Colin and Dennis; great grandson, Dallas; special brother, Robert Pictou; stepfather, Ronald Ross; sister, Margaret Ross; brothers, Robert, Donald and Kenneth Ross. Bill enjoyed people – all his life he worked to help people – be it in education, job training or counselling. He worked in housing (CMHC) Native Council, Truro, taught at the Friendship Centre, Halifax and education and job training and placement as Native Employment Officer for Millbrook. A prayer service was held May 8, 2015 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiating. On-line condolences at www.colchestercommunity.com 

BLAIR, Sandra Anita – 70, Truro, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born April 29, 1945, in Upper Economy, she was a daughter of the late Addison and Marguerite (Pettigrew) Sutherland. Sandra is survived by her daughters, Lynne (Todd) Blair-Kaye, Alberta; Kathleen (Arol) Johnson, Denmark, Colchester County; Anita (Robert) Geddes, Hilden; Gina Sutherland, Toronto; four grandchildren; sister, Linda (Bev) Burton, Glenholme; cousin, Robert "Bob" (Merle) Pettigrew, Hilden. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Russell Lewis Blair (1985); son, William Russell Blair, (1988); grandson, Austin James Blair (2004). Private graveside interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SHEARER, Sterling Alexander - 65, Belmont, passed away at home on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Lloyd and Florence (Shearer) Morrow. Surviving are his wife, the former Donna Roode; sons, Roger Shearer, Belmont; Craig Shearer (Leigh Merrill), Fall River; sister, Wanda (Robert) Logan, Salmon River; brothers, Leo (Gayle) Morrow, Onslow; Kenneth Morrow, Truro; grandchildren, MacIssac and Reese; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Brian Shearer; grandmother, Elizabeth Shearer, who raised Sterling. Funeral service was held Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

NUTTALL, Joyce A. – Age 72, of New Salem, and formerly of Moncton passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late Leon and Martha (Richards) Hawkes. Joyce was a graduate of Amherst Regional High School, and later graduated with honors from the Saint Charles Commercial School in 1960. She began her career as a legal secretary in Amherst, later moving to Moncton in 1962 where she continued her career for 33 years with Scobie Law. She is survived by her husband, Harold; a daughter, Michele McSherry (Steve), Oshawa, Ont.; a son, Darren Soucoup (Sherry), Portage Vale, N.B.; a step-daughter, Cheryl Phinney (Tim), Apple River; step-sons, Hal (Rita), Spencer's Island; Bill (Michelle), Advocate Harbour; a brother, Douglas Hawkes (Beatrice), Amherst Head; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Wayne Soucoup; a sister, Maureen; a brother, Robert. Funeral service was held May 15, 2015 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Pastor Douglas Lake officiated. Burial in Fairhaven Memorial Gardens, Moncton. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

COX, Roderick Ernest "Roddie" Cox - 55, Bass River, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was the son of the late Ernest William and Hazel Mae (Marshall) Cox. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Edwina Dyment; son, Roderick; daughter, Amanda; grandson, Isaac; brother, Roland "Rollie"; sisters, Hilda and Bessie; five nieces; one nephew; many great nieces and great nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Richard; sister, Betty; sister-in-law, Amy (Hatfield) Cox; brother-in-law, Steve Crowell. Funeral service was held Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Riverside United Church, Bass River, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

EATON, Eileen, Great Village, NS died 20 March 2015 at home, aged 90. Born in Helen's Bay, Northern Ireland, she was the daughter of the late George and Georgina (Galbraith) Downey. She obtained the Teacher's Certificate of the National Froebel Foundation in 1945. She taught in Northern Ireland and England, before coming to Canada in 1952 to teach Edgehill School for Girls in Windsor, NS, until 1959. In December, 1959, she married Vernon Edwin Eaton, son of Lt.- Col. Edwin Keiler Eaton  and Edith Marguerite (Layton) Eaton. In August 1960, they moved to Great Village, where she taught at Great Village Elementary. A Girl Guide and Guide Leader in Northern Ireland, in Canada she was Guide District Commissioner for Hants County in 1958-1960. She was a 4-H Leader in Great Village, and active in the Women’s Institute. She was a Steward, an Elder, on the Executive of the UCW, and the Secretary-Treasurer of the Sunday School at St James United, Great Village. She also was the church "flower lady" for two decades. She spent 54 years in the Great Village Garden Club. She was twice selected as Nova Scotia’s Gardener of the Year for her promotion of composting and small space gardening. Surviving are sons, James (Patricia Murray), Nepean, ON and Peter (Marcone da Silva), Espirito Santo, Brazil, and grand-children Keith and Liam. She was predeceased by her husband Vernon, and her brothers Sydney (Monica) and Myles (Sonia) Downey, Weston-super-Mare, England. In her last years she delighted in being a grandmother, and made regular trips to visit her grandchildren in Nepean. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held in St. James United Church, Great Village May 23, 2015, Rev. Valerie Kingsbury officiating. Interment at St. Alban’s Church Cemetery, Lequille, on May 24, 2015. Donations may be made to the Colchester Food Bank, the St James United Church Preservation Society in Great Village, or the Cancer Research Society.

ROCKWELL, George Wilson – 72, Belmont passed away on Friday, May 15, 2015 in the Palliative Care Unit of the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Lakeside, on June 12, 1942, he was a son of the late Walter and Vera (Vail) Rockwell. George worked as a machinist and as an apprentice tool and die maker at Purdy Brothers, Halifax and later owned Rockwell’s Ornamental Iron in Truro for 46 years. In later years, he and his wife Barbara operated the Iron Duck Bed and Breakfast, meeting people from all over the world. He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Cameron); daughters, Lynn (Paul) Gray; Dawn (Mike) Thorburn; grandchildren, Emilie (Robert), Laurel, Daniel, Anna (Andrew), David (Lauren), Catherine, William; great-grandchild, Lilly; sisters, Evelyn (Gordon) Bennett, Barbara (Fred) Oxner; brothers, Walter "Bud" (Betty), Alex (Joyce), Jim; sister-in-law, Opal; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers and sisters-in-law, Robie (Helen), Murray (Sylvia), Clyde, Beatrice. The family wish to thank all who assisted in George’s care while at home and in hospital including the VON Home Support and Palliative Care personnel. Funeral service was held May 18, 2015 in Crossroads Baptist Church, 140 Old Pictou Road, Valley with Rev. Glenn Ronson officiating. Interment in The Falls Cemetery, Rte. 311, The Falls, Colchester County. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

HENWOOD, Leonard G. – 74, of West Bay passed away Monday, May 18, 2015 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Oliver and Edith (Phinney) Henwood. He is survived by a daughter, Sheila Henwood, Parrsboro; step-daughter, Tracy Redmond (Brian), Parrsboro; grandchildren, Devon, Emma, Renée; sisters, Kathleen "Kay" Willigar, Barbara MacKenzie (Duncan), Loretta Taylor, all of Parrsboro; Stella Henwood (Mike Hughes), Halifax; brothers, William "Billy", Gordon (Joanne), all of West Bay; chosen brother, Dennis Blenkhorn, River Hebert; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by sisters, Muriel and Cassie in infancy; brothers, Philip, Ronald and Clifford; brothers in law, Bennie Willigar and Ralph Taylor. Funeral service was held May 21, 2015, Rev. Dawn Léger officiating. Burial in West Bay Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

RECTOR, Dorothy Beatrice Rector - 89, of Debert Court and formerly of Great Village, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Debert Court. Born in Economy, she was a daughter of the late Osborne and Julia (Elliott) Pettigrew. She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Rector) Dodsworth, Great Village; sons, Lauchie Rector (Joanne Bartlett) and Douglas (Donna) Rector, Great Village; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter, Thea. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold; daughter, Hazel; sons, Robert, Carl Edward, Ronald Gordon; sisters, Janet, Joan; brothers, Frank, Robert, Royal. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, June 23, 2015. Interment was held in the Baptist Cemetery in Bass River. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

JENNINGS, Lloyd Stephen – 90, Masstown passed away May 20, 2015 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Earl and Minnie (Vance) Jennings. His love for family and farming was obvious to everyone who knew him. He is survived by children, Elizabeth MacDonald, Dana Jennings, David (Annette) Jennings, Cathy (Jeff) Cameron, Marion (Carl) Esau; grandchildren, Rhonda Gillespie, Trevor Dikens, Ellis MacDonald,  Shawn MacDonald, Lindsay Jennings-Jones, Kyler Jennings, Alicia Cameron, Brittany Cameron, Travis Esau, Brian Esau; several great-grandchildren; sister, Helen (Roy) Kingston; brother, Cecil (Dotty) Jennings. He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years Jean (Akerman). Funeral service was held May 23, 2015 at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. John Stewart officiating. Interment in Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme. Donations in his memory may be made to the CEHHC Palliative Care Unit, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

STRONG, Rupert L. – 76, of Springhill, and formerly of Amherst and Spencer’s Island, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, Halifax. Born in Spencer’s Island, he was a son of the late Mae (Stronge) Hazel. He is survived by a daughter, Gail Strong, Springhill; sons, Lealand, Springhill; Peter (Lisa), Newmarket, Ont.; Earl St. Croix (Tara), Amherst; sisters, Eugena Hazel, Yarmouth; Dianne Hazel, Parrsboro; Joyce Snow, Saint John, N.B.; Lois Allen, Advocate Harbour; Cheryl Stewart (Angus), Parrsboro; brother, Clifford "Buck", Spencer’s Island; 7 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Elizabeth "Liz" Higgins; his step-father, Spicer Hazel; brothers, Glen, Robert. Funeral service was held May 25, 2015]at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


 

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