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December 2013

 

JOHNSON, Jen Arlene – 82, Williams Country Home, Hilden, formerly of Windsor, Ontario, passed away peacefully Sunday, October 20, 2013, at the home. Born May 8, 1931, in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Elizabeth (MacKay) Johnson. Jen is survived by her brother, Jack (Trudy) Johnson, Lower Truro; nephews, David, Eric, Bruce and Andrew Johnson, all of Truro; Susan Giffin, Halifax; several grandnieces and grandnephews. Private graveside service was held in Belmont Cemetery, Reverend Ian Harrison officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

 

BOWDEN, Ruth Mary – 77, Bible Hill passed away November 4, 2013 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Toronto, Ont. she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Agnes Jane (Jeffery) Davis. She was the last surviving member of the Davis family. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Dara "Bud", Bible Hill; son, Arthur (Sheila), Great Village; daughter, Dolores Rioux (Joe), Orangeville, Ont.; grandchildren, Shawn Bowden, Welland, Ont., Ryan Rioux (Jennifer Hill), Nine Mile River, Jennifer Oliver (Keith), Orangeville, Ont.; great-grandchildren, Kenzie Oliver and Julia Rioux. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Iris Chapman. Ruth will be sadly missed by many, especially her neighbors, Brenda and the rest of the St. John family. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by her request. Graveside service was held November 7 in Bible Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

 

GRUE, Thomas W. "Tommy" – It is with great sadness the family of Thomas W. Grue announces his passing at the age 79, on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the South Cumberland Community Care Center in Parrsboro. Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, he was the son of the late Alfred and Mildred (Cooke) Grue. Tommy was a heavy equipment operator and later worked at Kent Homes in Debert. His hobby was farming the family land in Bass River. He volunteered in his community as an elder at Riverside United Church and was a long standing member of the Bass River Volunteer Fire Dept. Thomas is survived by his wife of 47 years, Joyce (Rose) Grue; a son, Alfred (Tammy) Grue, Bass River; a daughter, Margaret (Rodney) Grue-Lewter, Houston, Texas; four grandchildren, Aaron and Bryan of Bass River; along with Linae and Lian of Houston. Funeral service was held at Riverside United Church, Bass River Friday, November 8, 2013, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial in the Riverside United Cemetery. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation for all the care and love given to Tommy during his stay at South Cumberland Community Care Center. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com.

 

McCULLY, Hilton Andrew - October 29, 1923 - February 9, 2013. Passed away peacefully at age 89 after a short illness. A son of Captain Andy and Emma (Crossman) McCully, Hilton was born at the present site of the Greville Bay Shipbuilding Museum at Ward's Brook. Hilton received his education at  Mount Allison and Saint Mary's Universities. The early years of his teaching career included a one-room school house in Lower Barney's River in 1941 and on an active Pictou Island in 1944. After retirement Hilton started his second career writing poetry, short stories and historical essays. He was a member of both the Writer's Federation of Nova Scotia and the Canadian Poetry Association. A regular contributor to the Amherst Citizen he penned over 80 poems. His love of ''The Shore" was chronicled in several books, including ''Back Then Along The Shore '', ''An Seanachaidh". One of Hilton's early books, is catalogued in the JFK Library and Museum. Hilton was the last of his immediate family, predeceased by his brothers and their wives, Lee (Jessie), Ward's Brook; George (Myrtle), Hantsport and Andrew, Paris, Ont.; infant sister Blanche, and infant daughter, Heather. He will be mourned by his children, Peter (Barbara), Parksville, B.C.; Andrew (Doreen Allan), Vancouver, B.C.; Leeanne, Lethbridge, Alta; Jennifer McCully-Smith, Salt Spring Island, B.C.; and their mother, Lyda Smith, Sidney, B.C.; sister-in-law, Joyce (McCully) McClelland of Parrsboro; as well as nieces and nephews in Nova Scotia and Ontario. A public graveside committal service was held November 14, 2013 at Riverbank Cemetery, Port Greville, Deacon Howard Goldstein officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 

RIPLEY, Benjamin C. – 87, of Five Islands, Colchester Co. passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at Colchester-East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Southampton, he was a son of the late Benjamin and Catherine (Brown) Ripley. He served for 23 years in the Canadian Armed Forces with RCEME retiring in 1973. He is survived by his companion, the former Mary (Canning) Yorke; sons, Randy (Patricia), Coaldale, AB; Alfred (Diane), Brandon, MB; Terry (Elizabeth), Winnipeg, MB; sisters, Jessie St. Peters, Springhill; Connie Lowe, Springhill; Gloria Dorey, Springhill; a brother, Wayne (Pauline), Amherst; 4 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Jean Hughes in 1994; sisters, Vivian, Elsie, Peggy, a sister Pearl in infancy; brothers, Tom and Bob. Cremation has taken place. Funeral services and burial will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 

KING, Dorothy Alice, (Hartley) "English War Bride", 89, Debert, NS, passed away suddenly and peacefully, on November 10, 2013 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Hartley-Wintney, Hampshire, England she was the daughter of the late Walter John and Ida Dorothy (Eglesfield) Hartley. Dorothy arrived at Pier 21 in Halifax from England on the RMS Scythia in March 1946 with her two year old son Earle. Dorothy being an only child and the daughter of a Military Serviceman lived in Hong Kong at 6 mos. of age for six years and then Kenya for one year. They returned to England when her father retired from military duty. She was 15 yrs. old. When war broke out in 1939, German bombers would pass over their home. Dorothy went to work at Bramshill Castle where she typed letters to be sent to families of deceased servicemen. Even after a stern warning by her father not to associate with Canadian servicemen Dorothy met Earle H King (NNSH), the man that would become her husband and take her to Canada. At first she did not see much of husband Earle as he was a Sergeant with the "North Novas" on active duty. When WWII ended, Earle returned to Canada. He quickly sent for his bride and two year old son. She is survived by, sons, Earle, Dartmouth, John (Patty), Springhill, Stephen (Karen), Elmsdale, Richard (Patty), Minto, N.B., Andrew (Kimberly), Debert; 11 grandchildren; 8  great grandchildren. Dorothy will also be missed by her fur baby Liberty Lady "Libby", Dorothy’s loyal German Shepherd and her feather baby Lily, her very talkative Alexandrine Parakeet. Besides her parents she was predeceased by a son during childbirth (David), her husband, Earle King Sr. and a great granddaughter in infancy. Cremation has taken place. A service was held November 16, 2013 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Pastor Velma Kennedy officiating. Interment in the Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. On-line condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com 

FORBES, M. Bernice - 93, of Parrsboro passed away Monday, November 11, 2013 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Lynn Mountain, she was a daughter of the late Eliza (Lewis) Dowe. She is survived by a daughter, Gwen, St. Martin’s, N.B.; sons, Darrell (Maria), Prince George, B.C.; Harlan (Sandra), Oshawa, Ont.; Glendon (Elva), Stephen (Marina), all of Parrsboro; daughter in laws, Joan, Parrsboro and Irene, Ontario; 11 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 1 great-great granddaughter. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter "Bud"; sons, Bruce and Ronald; a sister, Hildred. Funeral service was held at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro on Thursday, November 14, 2013 with Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com.

 

MacCoul, Edith "Kit" Kathleen – 60, Bible Hill passed away suddenly November 12, 2013 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, she was the daughter of the late Cyril and Geraldine (Hare) MacCoul. She will forever have a place in the hearts of the people whose lives she touched. She is survived by sister, Irene (Edward) Bebe, Dartmouth; brothers, Greg (Dee), Beaverbank, David (Sandra),  Malaysia, Danny (JoAnn), Chester, Barry, East Mountain, Dana, Greenfield; several nieces, nephews and one great-nephew. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service was held Friday, November 15, 2013 in Bible Hill Cemetery, College Road, Truro with Rev. Jay Ettinger officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral  Home, Truro. On-line condolences may be made to www.colchestercommunity.com

 

PATON, Pamela Joy "Pam" (Bell) – 45, Truro, passed away suddenly, as the result of heart complications, on Tuesday evening, November 12, 2013, at home. Born January 5, 1968, in Truro, and raised in Onslow Mountain, she was a daughter of Myrna (Mills) Bell, Onslow Mountain, and the late Earnest Bell. Along with her mother, Pam is survived by her husband, James Cecil "Jim" Patton; twin sister, Paula Bell, Bible Hill; sister, Myrna Reid, Bible Hill; brothers, Graham Bell, Stephen Bell, Onslow Mountain; Anthony (Stacey) Bell, Bible Hill; sisters-in-law, Patsy (Robert) Cavanaugh and family, Surrey, British Columbia; Betty Patton, Brentwood; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Along with her father, she was predeceased by her mother-in-law, Evelyn MacCallum; brother-in-law, Michael Patton. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Monday, November 18, 2013, Reverend Don MacQueen officiated. Interment was held in Blackmore Memorial Cemetery, Upper North River. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

 

GELDART, Kimberlee Ann (Crowe), 47, Middle Stewiacke, passed away suddenly November 18, 2013 at the QEII Hospital in Halifax. Born November 22, 1965 in Truro, Kim was the daughter of the late Frank and Verna (Delaney) Crowe. Besides her parents, Kim was predeceased by sisters Patsey, Lois and Georgina Crowe and father-in-law Edward Geldart.  Kim was a loving wife to Clifford Geldart and devoted mother to sons Ryan Geldart, Kindersley, Saskatchewan and Shelby Geldart (at home). She will be sadly missed by her family and friends as well as her dogs Peanut, Maggie, Daisy and Keith. Besides her husband and sons, Kim is survived by sisters Sherry Lynds (Al Kennedy), Onslow Mountain, Nancy Crowe, Onslow Mountain, Shannon Crowe (Dana Stewart), Old Barns, brother Robert (Erla) Crowe, Onslow Mountain, mother-in-law Marion Geldart, Middle Stewiacke, sisters-in-law Marianne (Kevin) Lohnes, Middle Stewiacke, Wendy (Glenn) Erwin, Bowmanville, Ontario, Margaret (Larry) Collings, Elmsdale, brother-in-law Mark (Connie Wells) Geldart, Dartmouth and many cousins, nieces and nephews. As a legacy to Kim's willingness to help others, her remains have been donated to the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation. At the request of the family, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Online condolences can be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

 

FAULKNER, Pursel Kyles – 85, Lower Five Islands, passed away at home in Five Islands following a lengthy illness due to cancer. Pursel was born in Bowsman, Manitoba to the late Leonard and Sara (Lewis) Faulkner, grew up in Upper Economy, Nova Scotia, and lived most of his adult years in Ontario before returning to Nova Scotia for his retirement years. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mildred (Power) Faulkner; daughter, Elizabeth (Betty); sons, Jim and Robert (Bob); sisters, Beryl (Wheeler) Faulkner; Mary (Priest) Faulkner; brother, LeRoy Faulkner. In addition to his parents, Pursel was predeceased by brothers, Lewis and Cameron; sister, Ruby; son, Kenneth (2011). Pursel will also be greatly missed by his granddaughters, Sasha, Amy, Jamie-Ann; grandsons, Christopher, Jacob, Michael; daughters in-law, Ann and Christine; son in-law, Klaus. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. A celebration of Pursel’s life and interment in Five Islands will be held at a later date. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

 

FAULKNER, H. Le-Roy - age 80, of Upper Economy, Colchester Co. passed away Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro after a brief illness with cancer. Dad, Papa, Brother, Uncle Le-Roy, friend, loved and was loved by everyone who knew him. He will be missed by us all. The beach just won't be quite the same. Born at "The Farm", Upper Economy in 1933, he is survived by sons, Stephen, Bass River; Kevin, Halifax; grandson, James, Truro; and sisters, Beryl, Sackville, NB; Mary, Upper Economy. He was predeceased by his father Leonard; mother, Sarah (Lewis); his loving wife, Florence Caroline (Durning); his youngest son, Mitchell Dean; step-daughter Wendy Leigh; as well as brothers, Lewis, Cameron and Pursel; a sister, Ruby Lane. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to everyone who flocked to Le-Roy’s side during his brief illness. A special thanks to the staff of E2, Colchester Hospital for their exemplary care and kindness, and to his companion of the past several years, Evelyn Graham. A private family burial was held at the Economy Cemetery on Monday, November 26, 2013, followed by a ‘Celebration of his Life’ at the Economy Recreation Centre. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com.

 

SENCABAUGH, Carson F. – 68, of Parrsboro passed away Thursday, November 21, 2013 at East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash following a lengthy illness. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of Josephine (Brown) Sencabaugh, Parrsboro and the late Lawson Sencabaugh. Prior to his illness, Carson was a travelling salesman for the automotive parts industry. Later he worked in land surveying. Besides his mother, he is survived by his brother, Gordon, Parrsboro; an aunt, Rose Whalen, Kentville; numerous cousins. Funeral service was held November 27, 2013 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Pastor Marie McCallum officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com.

 

MORASH, Gladys Evelyn – 79 of Shortt’s Lake died in hospital on November 21, 2013 of cancer related complications.  Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Clara (Coleman) Corkum.  Gladys taught school for almost 30 years in Elmsdale District and will be remembered by many as their Primary teacher. She will be missed by her husband, children, siblings, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and friends. Gladys and husband, Bill made their part-time home on a small island in the British Virgin Islands. Cremation has taken place. No visitation or service at her request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Valley Day School Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 1129, Valley Virgin Gorda, BVI; a non-profit school which the family supports.  Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com


November 2013

LUTHI, Agnes – 58, of Masstown passed away peacefully September 17, 2013 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Born in Switzerland, she was a daughter of the late Fidel and Tresa Soler. For the past fifteen years, Agnes was part owner of the Masstowner Motel. She is survived by her husband, Georg; twin sister, Mierta; sister, Claire, both of Switzerland; best friends, Joseph, Switzerland; Kandall, Masstown. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro where the funeral service was held Tuesday, September 24, 2013. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LAFOND, Roger J. – 82, of Brampton, Ont. and Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at his summer home in Parrsboro. Born in Waterloo, Que., he was a son of the late Adelard and Maria (Caouette) Lafond. Roger served with the Canadian Armed Forces. Later he was employed with Parrsboro Metal Fabricators for many years. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #45, Parrsboro. He is survived by his children, Sherry Harper (Mark), Brampton, Ont.; Denise Bertrand (Paul), Pembroke, Ont.; Peter (Denise), Chapeau, Que.; grandchildren, Roger, Robyn, Gordon, Dan and Alain; 4 great grandchildren whom he cherished; a brother, Andre Lafond, Waterloo, Que.; special companion, Betty Davis, Little River, SC; many nieces and nephews with whom he shared a close bond; as well, in-laws and friends, Allison and Sandra Mills; Diane MacDougall; and his numerous friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Carol A. (Mills) Lafond in 2007; brothers, Macellin, Laurent and Camille. A Celebration of His Life, Love and Laughter’ was held Saturday September 28, 2013, at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro with Father David MacDonald officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WOOD, Murray R. – 79, of Parrsboro. It is with heavy hearts that we announce his passing on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Roy and Effie (Hatfield) Wood. He is survived by his children, Roy (Brenda), Parrsboro; Brenda (Tony), Amherst; Robert (Belinda), Halifax; Chris, Petawawa, Ont.; sisters, Sylvia Jordan (Roderick), Oxford; Mary Gilroy (Gordon), Amherst; Nancy Gilroy (Lester), Parrsboro; brothers, Donald, Owen (Irene), Croyden (Frances), David, all of Parrsboro; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Wilma; a son, Bruce; brothers, Roy, George, Arden and Reginald. Funeral service was held September 27, 2013 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Burial in the Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery. Memorial donations to the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

ANTHONY, Elizabeth C. (Blane) - 95, died peacefully on Thursday, September 26, 2013 in the Cumberland Regional Health Care Center, Upper Nappan. She was born and raised in Montreal but visited Nova Scotia every summer - to Parrsboro, Cumberland County where her father, Charles Reuben Dyas was raised, and Karsdale, Annapolis County where her mother Caroline (Bogart) Dyas had been born and raised. She married Len Blane in 1946 and raised two daughters. She retired in 1974 and began travelling every winter after losing her husband to cancer. She spent her winters in England and France, and summers at the family homestead. In 1987, she married Paul Anthony, O.B.E., an Englishman she had met in Menton, France. They had eight happy years together. Elizabeth only stopped travelling at the age of 90. She was predeceased by her parents; two brothers, Charles and Fred Dyas; a stepbrother, Les Kirkpatrick, and a stepsister Sylvia Sinn. She is survived by two daughters, Caroline Blane, M.D. (Andrew Vine, M.D.), Ann Arbor, Michigan and Chatain, France; and Janet MacLaren (Tom), Parrsboro; four grandsons, Adrian Vine (Jackie), Ann Arbor, Michigan; Thomas MacLaren (Nina), Amherst; Ben MacLaren, Edmonton; Peter MacLaren, Halifax; along with many Bogart, Dyas and Blane family. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Parrsboro Golf Club (P.O. Box 430, Parrsboro, NS, B0M 1S0), where four generations have had many happy times together. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

OATWAY, Douglas Carl – 82 , Onslow passed away September 26, 2013 peacefully at home with his family. Born in Conway, PEI on February 25, 1931, he was a son of the late Mark and Marion (Milligan) Oatway. He was well loved and will be sadly missed by his wife of 57 years, Arlene (Taylor); son, Stephen (Vicki), Owatonna, MN, USA; daughter, Donna Dennis, Hamilton, Ont.; grandchildren, Daniel Brown, Carla Brown (Rob Brydson), Brian Dennis, all of Hamilton, Ont., Jesse, Alex and Cartier, all of Owatonna, MN; great-grandchildren, Mikalah Brown, Jaelyn and Rylee Brydson; brother, Sterling (Sadie) and sister, Nellie Ramsey (John), both of Summerside, PEI; sister-in-law, Betty Oatway, Summerside, PEI. He was predeceased by brothers, Claude, Harry, Lawson, Foster; sisters, Della, Hazel Ramsay and Fanny Wagner, all of PEI; many nieces and nephews. Doug came to Nova Scotia in 1950 and worked at many local farms before going to Milton Hoyts and E.B. Hills. The last 20 years he fished oysters, eels and quahaugs along the North Shore. A memorial service was held Oct. 2 at 2:00 pm, both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Pastor Leland MacLean officiating. Interment in Onslow Clarke Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice. On-line condolences at www.ColchesterCommunity.com 

TRASK, Rex Leland – 73, Truro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, September 30, 2013, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born December 26, 1939, in Digby, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Freda (Tidd) Trask.  Rex is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Beulah Marie (Lane); sons, Christopher (Kathy) Trask, Burton, New Brunswick; Derek (Tammy) Trask, Okotoks, Alberta; daughters, Juanita (Bobby) Langille, Fredericton, New Brunswick; Janice (Dale) Bissonette, Truro; Glenda (Kevin) Roy, East Mountain; Shelley Trask-Smith (Michael Cassidy), Truro; grandchildren, Kristin Langille, Brian (Heather) Langille, Lauren (Shawn) Campbell, Ryan Bissonette (Becky), Stephanie (Kurt) Sheppard, Scott Smith, Lindsay (Ryan) Weatherbee; Stephen, Jennifer; aunt, Avis Gidney, Little River, Digby County; cousins, Carolyn Milbury, Digby; Michael Trask, Yarmouth; in-laws, Georgie (Myles) Rushton, Sutherland’s Lake; Emily (Cliff) Lane, Portapique; very good friend, Ron Harris, Truro; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Candace; two brothers in infancy; sister-in-law, Marjorie Hayward; in-laws, Keith (Helen) Lane. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Friday, October 4, 2013, Pastor Jacquie Ross officiated. Interment was held in Mahon Cemetery, 8480 Highway 2, Great Village. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MacLEOD (Lynds), Patricia Joyce "Pat" - It is with profound sadness that the family of Patricia Joyce MacLeod, age 65, of Truro, announce her passing on October 3, 2013 at home, after a very brief struggle with cancer. Born in Truro on June 30, 1948, she was the daughter of Dalmar and Eileen Lynds. Pat graduated high school from Central Colchester High and then went on to complete her legal secretary training through the commercial course. Pat's career began in the role of Deputy Registrar with the County Courthouse in Truro until she later moved on to Patterson Smith Matthews & Grant. Pat  volunteered many hours of her time in various roles but was most active with the Lower Onslow United Church as an elder, a volunteer on numerous committees and as a lifetime member of the UCW. Pat was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and niece and will be sadly missed by her husband of 46 years, Leland; son, Travis (Debi); daughter, Heidi (Shawn); grandchildren, Darin, Ben, Ila Elizabeth; sisters, Barbara (Carson), Darlene (Robert), Selina (Andreas); brothers Jim (Rose), David; aunt, Joyce; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father Dalmar, a son and daughter in infancy, and many close friends. In keeping with Pat's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private celebration of life will be held for close friends and family. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SMITH, Audrey June – 84, Townsview Estates, formerly of Masstown, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday morning, October 3, 2013, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born June 6, 1929, in East Mines, she was a daughter of the late Wilfred and Verona (Crowe) Lambourne. Audrey is survived by her children, Brian (Judy) Smith, Bible Hill; Craig (Kenda) Smith, Calgary, Alberta; grandchildren, Josh Smith, Alicia Smith, Taneesha Smith, Johnnie (Christina) Smith, Nathan (Shirley) Smith; several great grandchildren and step grandchildren; brother, Dale (Ardith) Lambourne, Masstown; brother-in-law, Charles Elliott, Truro; special friend, Eddie Anthony, Townsview Estates; numerous nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Doris Elliott, Betty Lambourne; long-time companion, Carl Thompson. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Sunday, October 6, 2013, Carol Gillard, M.Div. officiated. Interment was held in Masstown Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CLARK, Victoria Constance ""Vicky" – 81, Bible Hill passed away peacefully on October 7, 2013 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Dartmouth, she was a daughter of the late James and Melvina (Dewling) DeBay. She was a dedicated mother of eight children who moved from Cape Breton to Truro where she worked as a sales clerk at Margolians and the Met. She is survived by daughters, Juliette Thompson, Great Village, April (Rainer) Hau, Hawkesbury, Ont., Victoria (Kevin) Teige, Robert’s Creek, BC, Deborah (Larry) Sawatzky, Amherst, Mary Fisher, New Glasgow; sons, Kirk (Elsie) DeBay, Londonderry, Robert (Lyndia) Wellwood, Hilden; stepdaughters, Phyllis Crowe, Debbie Pratt; sisters, Esther (Bob) Elliott, Jean Jensen; brother, Robert DeBay; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 34 years, George; son, Amos Wellwood. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Friday, October 11th at 2 pm in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Interment in Hilden Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

LeCLAIR, Robert "Bob" Andrew, 78 of Bible Hill passed away surrounded by his family on Wednesday, October 8, 2013 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Ottawa, October 25, 1934 he was the son of the late Peter and Ida (Rock) Leclair. Bob spent thirty five years proudly in the military serving in Germany, Egypt, Italy and various stations across Canada, including Debert and Folly Mountain with NATO. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth "Betty"; sons, Michael (Keltie), Christopher (Andree), both of Ottawa; daughters, Debby (Mike) Keating, Thunder Bay, ON, Janice Leclair, Trish (Jeff) Dale, both of Ottawa; step-children, George (Joan) Kirk, Truro, David (Marjorie) Kirk, Linda (Norman) Wilson, both of Ottawa; several grandchildren and great grandchildren who loved him dearly; brother, Peter (Elaine), Ottawa. He was predeceased by a brother, Jeff and a sister, Beverley. Cremation has taken place. A "Celebration of Life" was held October 11, 2013 at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Interment will take place at a later date. Online condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

ST CLAIR, E. Louise – 95, of Lower Economy, Colchester Co. passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Born in Buffalo, NY, she was a daughter of the late Garfield and Margaret (Snell) Harrison. She is survived by a daughter, Margaret St. Clair, Philadelphia, PA; sons, Lee, Miami, FL; Lindin "Lin", Pittsburg, PA; 4 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Neil in 2012; a son, Neil; a sister, Ruth; twin brother, Stephen. Funeral service was held October 12, 2013 at the Economy United Church, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial in the Economy Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Economy Recreation Centre. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

SPENCE, Larry Wayne Sr. - 68, Masstown. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Larry Wayne Spence Sr. on October 13, 2013 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, surrounded by his loved ones. Born in East Chester, he is survived by his mother, Murial (Spence) MacKenzie; his life partner, Linda; children, Wayne (Coleen), Mission, B.C.; Darrell (Jackie), Otterbrook, Paul (Amanda), Stewiacke, Angela (Chris Muise), Truro, Michael King (Dawn-Leigh), Crystal DeBay (Peter), Larry McLaren (Cheryl); 12 grandchildren; sisters, Judy, Calgary Alta., Marilyn (Curtis Adams), Portipique, Barb (Stan Bryanton), Bible Hill, Patsy (Ken Smith), Londonderry; brothers, Vernon, Marvin, both of SK, Hugh, B.C., Brian (Carolyn), Ont., Victor (Diane), Melvin, Alta., Glen (Angie), B.C. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Amos and Gertrude Spence. He worked for many years for Layton’s Taxi and GCR Tire Centre until he retired. There was no funeral service per his request but a graveside committal service was held at Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme on October 17th with Pastor Steve Adams officiating. A time of fellowship followed in the Erskine United Church Hall. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

GILCHRIST, Margaret Ann - 59, Debert, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2013 in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, Halifax. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of Loretta Mae (Cameron) Sullivan, Debert, and the late Ottis Garfield Sullivan. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Wayne Kenneth Gilchrist; daughter, Jennifer Williams (Brandon), Truro; son, Jeffrey (Robyn), Prince George, BC; grandchildren, Brandon, Dante, Declan; brother, Michael, River John; nieces and nephews; father-in-law, Murray Gilchrist, Debert; sister-in-law, Edwina Schwantz (Willard), Petawawa, ON. Besides her father, Margaret was predeceased by her mother-in-law, Louise Gilchrist; brother-in-law, Ronald Gilchrist. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

ELLISON, Bessie May – 94, Truro, passed away peacefully, Tuesday evening, October 15, 2013, in Willow Lodge Home for Special Care, Tatamagouche, where she had been a resident for the last few years. Born May 13, 1919, in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Everett and Catherine (McLeod) Blair. Bessie is survived by her children, Catherine Blois (Merle Smith), Truro; David (Doris) Ellison, Portapique; Richard Ellison, Bible Hill; step-children, Jean (Woody) Hooper, Ottawa; Heber Ellison, Valley; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; brother, Chester (Joan) Blair, North River; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Victor Roy Ellison; step-daughter, Mildred Ellison; sister, Pearl-Lee (Carl) Matthews; brothers, Ralph (Evelyn) Blair, James (Avis) Blair. Honouring Bessie’s wishes, a private family interment has been held in Watson Cemetery, Pastor Jacquie Ross officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

FISHER, Gerald Dean, 1932-2013, Masstown, NS passed away suddenly on Thursday October 17, 2013. Jerry was born in Truro, NS, on January 30, 1932 to the late Fraser and Adelaine (Geldart) Fisher of Green Oaks, Colchester County. After the passing of his parents at the age of 13 he was raised by Sidney and Lillian McCully of Debert. He soon started his work career with McCully and Soy as a heavy equipment/crane operator. He later continued his employment with Tidewater Construction, R.A. Douglas and Scott Paper moving on to partnership in J.A. Construction with brother, Arthur. After this he started his own dragline company working on many of the marshlands around the province. His choice of employment became the work of choice for his three boys and a firm work ethic was ingrained in all his children. Survived by his wife of 57 years, Marina (Putnam); son David (Heather), Masstown; daughters Valerie (Ken) Hollingsworth, Camden, Barbara (Masstown), Lori (Stan), Highland Village, Blake (Tracy), Adam (Carole), Glenholme; grandchildren, Sara, Amanda, Darrell, Leigh and Kristen; great grandchildren, Samantha, Alexandria and Danika; sisters Sylvia Barnhill, Carole Jakal; brothers, Albert, Arthur and John as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, sisters, Shirley Dixon, Betty Henderson; brothers Don, Paul and grandson Mark. Funeral was held at the Masstown United Church October 23. Interment in Masstown Cemetery. Reception followed at Masstown United Church. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro, where online condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

REDDEN, Curtis Fairbanks – 74, Bible Hill, passed away suddenly on Saturday, October 19, 2013 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Musquodoboit, he was the son of the late Frank and Etta (Murphy) Redden. Curtis drove for Layton’s Taxi for many years in Colchester County. He loved his grandchildren and great grandson. He is survived by daughters, Wendy (Jim) Roblee, Belmont, Beverley Redden of Debert; son, Curtis John "C.J.", Bible Hill; grandchildren, Adam (Jenna), Josh, Jacob, Lorena; great grandson, Ethan; sister, Irma DeCoppa, Ontario, Diane (Harold) Shipley, Bible Hill; nephews and nieces. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Carol; sister, Marie Fraser; brothers, Austin, Albert and Max. Cremation has taken place. Visitation was held October 22 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Family interment in Bible Hill Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com


October 2013

WYNN, Myrtle Irene - 80, Truro, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013 in The Mira Long Term Care Centre, Truro. Born in Wittenburg, she was a daughter of the late Alvin and Margaret (Archibald) Wynn. She is survived by her daughter, Juanita Hamilton (Roger Bezanson), Middle Stewiacke; grandchildren, Allisha, Shelina, Trista, Jeff; great-grandchildren, Destiny, Jake, Amber, Jessica; sisters, Beverly Kennedy, Brookfield; Vivian McLean (Arden), Truro; Evelyn McNutt (Alden), Onslow; Zelda Smith (Mike Pettipas), Truro; brother, Hughie Wynn (Diane), Valley; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Neil Hamilton; brother, Howard. Funeral service was held Tuesday, August 20, 2013, in Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Larry Harrison officiated. Interment was held in Brookfield Eastside Cemetery, Brookfield. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

PARSONS, Leon "Man" – 90, of Parrsboro passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at High Crest Nursing Home, Springhill. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Joseph and Eva (Forbes) Parsons. Leon was a veteran of World War II, and was a member of Legion Branch #45, Parrsboro. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, the former Lorena Lorette; a daughter, Karen Parsons (David Dean), Toronto; sons, Douglas (Dorothy), Parrsboro; David, Bridgewater; Michael (Sandra), South Brook; 7 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Roy. Funeral service was held August 31, 2013 at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Parrsboro. Father Phil Thibodeau officiated. Burial in church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia or to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com .

McNUTT, Murray Leo - 72, Murray Siding. It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the sudden passing of Murray in an ATV accident on Thursday, August 29, 2013. Born in Truro, July 5, 1941, Murray was the eldest son of Vivian (Wright) and the late Leo McNutt of Murray Siding. Murray worked most of his life at the Maritime Cattle Market for his good friend Frank Berkelaar until retirement. He will be greatly missed by his mother, Vivian; siblings, Joan Forbes (Leroy), Gary McNutt, Billy McNutt (Joan), Albert McNutt (Peter), his sister and "sidekick" Valerie McNutt, Kevin McNutt (Carla), foster sister, Tanya Page (Lee); his aunt, Blanche MacKenzie (Harold) as well as many nieces and  nephews who adored him along with his cherished friends. Murray was predeceased by his father, Leo and sister, Bonnie McEwen. Cremation has taken place and a time of visitation to honor Murray's Life was held on Sunday September 8 in the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Condolences to the family may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SMITH, Ernest M. "Ernie" - 89, of Parrsboro passed away Friday, August 30, 2013 at High Crest Nursing Home, Springhill. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Colby and Ida (Hunter) Smith. Ernie was a veteran of World War II, serving as an aircraft mechanic. Following the war, he was an automobile mechanic for several years. He later was employed with Canada Post, first in Parrsboro as a postal clerk and then later as postmaster in River Hebert retiring in 1990. He served on the Parrsboro Town Council and was a former Mayor of Parrsboro. As well, he served as member of the Board of Trustees for the Parrsboro Regional Schools. He is survived by daughters, Suzanne Guilderson (Donald), Parrsboro; Marlene Willigar (Aubrey), Moncton; a sister, Marjorie Hannam, Kentville; brothers, Allison (Shirley), Curtis (Rose), all of Parrsboro; 8 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, the former Shirley Morris; a son, Eric; sisters, Dorothy, Myrtle, Jean; brothers, Edgar, Hartley, Carl. Funeral service was held Monday, September 2, 2013 at the Parrsboro Baptist Church, Rev. Philip Scott officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Parrsboro Baptist Church. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

ELLS, Reginald E. - 96, of Advocate Harbour. Acknowledging a long and fulfilling life, his family would like to announce his passing on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan following a brief illness. Born in Advocate Harbour, he was a son of the late Millard and Lulu (Elliott) Ells. He was a life-long woodsman, having worked with M.V. Murphy, Hollingsworth and Whitney, Scott Paper and Advocate Contracting. He is survived by daughters, Charlotte Webster, Saint John, N.B.; Sharon Neves, Truro; Maureen Collins (Kenneth), and sons, Dale Ells (Leah), Brian Ells (Connie), all of Advocate Harbour; 16 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Eva in 2012; granddaughter, Rhonda; a brother, Edgar; son-in-law, Melza Webster. Funeral service was held at the Advocate Baptist Church, September 5, 2013, Keith Selwyn-Smith, DLM officiated. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Advocate and District Volunteer Fire Brigade First Responders or the Advocate Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

LEASK, Marion Hazel - 87, formerly of Valley, Colchester County, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2013 at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Economy, she was a daughter of the late James and Irma (MacLellan) MacLellan. She is survived by a niece, Margaret McLellan-Hart; nephews, Robert MacLellan, Stephen MacLellan, John Leask; sister-in-law, Audrey MacLellan. She was predeceased by her husband, James Brown Leask; son, Kenneth; brothers, Walter, Kenneth, Max. Funeral service was held Monday, September 9, 2013, in Economy United Church, Highway 2, Economy, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Interment was held in Economy Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SUTTON,  Reta Beryl, Truro, N.S. - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Beryl Sutton age 90 on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at home. Born in Five Islands, N.S., she was the eldest daughter of Austen and Myrtle (Patterson) Davis. Beryl was a long time employee of Wilson Equipment Ltd., retiring in 1989. During the war years she worked in the Camp Engineers Office, Debert Military Camp. Beryl was a member of Peniel United Church, Five Islands. She is survived by her son Lawrence, Truro; daughters Nancy (Ralph) Fraser, Truro, Karen (James) Neary Amherst; grandchildren Scot Sutton, Christina Fraser, Patrick Neary , Peter Neary and chosen granddaughter Jess Veinotte. Beryl is also survived by niece Barbara and nephews Ross, Douglas and Michael Creelman. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Muriel Creelman and daughter-in-law Judy Sutton. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held September 7 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Rev. Jay Ettinger officiated. Burial at a later date in the Baptist Cemetery, Five Islands. Donations may be made to Peniel United Church, Five Islands, or a charity of your choice. On-line condolences at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

GEORGE, Harold Wilfred – 63, Great Village, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born December 27, 1949, he was a son of the late Laurie and Dorothy (MacLean) George. Harold is survived by his children, Crystal Rushton, Debert; Stacey Rushton, Debert; Justin George, Great Village; grandchildren, Robert, Janine, Paige, Gabrielle, Wyatt; several siblings, nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Trudy Ann (Rushton). Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private family interment was held in Folly Mountain Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

FOLEY, Margaret Louise "Peggy" – 73, Belmont, Colchester County, formerly of Chelsea, Lunenburg County, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2013, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born April 1, 1940, in Bridgewater, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Minna (Wamboldt) Brown. Peggy is survived by her children, Bart, Leeann, Sherri, Sean, David; brother, Malcolm; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Henry Muise; sister, Janet; brothers, Richard, Trevor. Funeral service was held Friday, September 13, 2013, in Christ Lutheran Church, Camperdown, Lunenburg County, Pastor Catharine House officiated. Interment was held in Lone Oak Cemetery, New Elm. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

McMASTER, Winifred "Fred", 97, Debert and formerly of Masstown - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Winifred "Fred" McMaster, 97, on September 10, 2013 at Debert Court. He was born in Folly Lake, NS to the late John and Jane (Graham) McMaster. He lived the majority of his life in Masstown, working as a heavy equipment operator and later a mechanic. After moving to Debert Court, his fiddle music would be heard playing throughout his wing as his CD player was rarely off. He is survived by his wife of 75 years, Helen (Murray) also in Debert Court; son, Lester (Ruby), Debert; daughter, Wanda (Danny) Wallace, Masstown; granddaughter, Twilla, Little Dyke; grandson, Mark, Debert; great-granddaughters, Emma and Hannah; sister-in-law, Dorothy McMasters, Truro; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; sisters, Eva (late Gerald) Lambourne; Muriel (late Frank) Barley; Dorothy (late Kenneth) Rogers; brothers, Arnold and Olin; sister-in-law, Shirley (Rushton) McMaster. Funeral service was held September 14 in Debert Court, Shannex. Interment in Masstown Cemetery. Donations may be made in Fred’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Masstown United Church Memorial Fund. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

GRAHAM, Olivia Harriett "Libby" - 83, Debert, passed away Thursday, September 13, 2013, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Belmont, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Ada (Cox) Crowe. She is survived by sons, David, Debert; Robert, Truro; Paul (Sharon Loughead), Truro; Philip, Sackville; Sherman, Debert; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; sister, Viola Isnor (Mac), St. Margaret’s Bay. She was predeceased by her husband John David Graham; daughter Denise Sherwood. A graveside service was held Thursday, September 19, 2013, in Belmont Cemetery, Pastor Bill Martin officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com.

SERAMAN, John "Jack" - Great Village, passed away Monday, September 16, 2013, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Great Village on November 17, 1938, to the late Claude and Susan (Perrin) Seaman. He is survived by his sisters; Margaret Higgins, Truro; Jean Hart, Airdrie, AB; Shirley Knibbs, Truro; Millie (Julien) Stoltz, Camrose, AB; Dorothy (Colin) Goldrich, Prince George, BC; Susan (Brent) Garnhum, Glenholme; brother, Donald (Gail) Seaman, Hamilton, ON; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews and many friends. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sister, Janice MacAuley, Pugwash; brother, Calvin Seaman, Barrie, ON. Graveside service and memorial was held Saturday, September 21, 2013, in Eagle Hill Cemetery, Westchester Station. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.matttatallvarnerfh.com

KINNEAR, Bertha E. - 68, of Amherst, and formerly of West Brook, ended her 10 month battle with cancer peacefully on Monday, September 16, 2013 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan, with her loving family by her side. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Morton and Norma (Yorke) Pettigrew. Bertha worked several jobs throughout her life including many years with Family and Children Services in Amherst, a profession she did with great pride. She leaves behind her husband, Delbert, Amherst (formerly, West Brook); daughters, Sarah Meldrum (Greg Smith), Amherst; Brenda Jeffers (Tim), Amherst; sons, Michael Meldrum (Stephanie), West Brook; Timothy Meldrum, Hannah, Alberta; a sister, Alice Woodington (David), Kensington, PEI; brothers, Donald Pettigrew (Lillian), Stratford, PEI; Lewis Yorke (Eloise), Parrsboro; grandchildren, Jason MacAloney (Stephanie), Christopher Pettigrew, Tiffany Munro (Travis), Beth Adams (Kirk), Tarah Jo Selig (Matt), Tyler Meldrum, Wyatt Meldrum; great grandchildren, Cole, Logan, Ayden; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Victor Meldrum; a sister, Sarah Ann in infancy. Funeral service was held at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro on September 19, 2013. Rev. Don Miller and Rev. Carolyn MacLeod officiated. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

GILBERT, Geraldine L. "Jeanie" – 72, of West Brook passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan surrounded by her loving family. Born in Advocate Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Emiline (Parker) Morris. Jeanie devoted her life to her husband and children. She worked many years for the Department of Highways. She also worked as a cook at numerous lumber camps. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, George "Geordie"; daughters, Althea Spence (William), Fort Nelson, BC; Georgina Gilbert (Shelley), Fall River; Heather Laurie (Tim Smith), Springhill; special granddaughter, Jennifer Ripley (Scott Keith), Springhill; sons, Earl (Marie), Springhill; Howard (Kathy), Springhill; a brother, Dallas, West Brook; 21 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Wanda; grandsons, Sammy and Nathan; a sister, Isabelle McCulley; brothers, Wyman "Tud", Howard, Ross, Burnell. Funeral service was held at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboroon Saturday, September 21, 2013. Rev. Elizabeth Davies officiated. Burial in the West Brook Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 


 

September 2013

 

 

Charles Burton Roberts – passed away on August 4, 2013 with his family by his side. He was born in Highland Village, Nova Scotia. He took his journey, the way he lived – quietly with grace. Dad, you were our best friend and having you, we were touched by an angel. Always that smile, twinkling eyes, sense of humour, a wealth of knowledge, sincere kindness, generosity, patience, honesty and integrity, valued personally and professionally by all.

Charles was an avid hunter, fisherman, an arctic angler, a nordic skier, a free miner (goldpanning), an explorer, a gardener, a cook (famous for his N.S. baked beans), and he loved getting firewood with Byron and Felix the dog. He had a passion for reading and knowledge. He always said, "News is not old if you don’t look at the date." If you even mentioned a project-it was done!

He volunteered his time building the Nordic Viking Centre in Mud Lake. Charles was a journeyman carpenter, a draftsman, a heavy rigger, a safety controller with leadership skills. He apprenticed at the Trade Centre in Trenton, NS and Pictou, NS. He was employed on tall ships in the Pictou, NS shipyard.

In 1948, he left Londonderry train station for Trail, BC with enough moose sandwiches to get over the Rocky Mountains. He then settled in Kinnaird, BC where he built his own and several other homes. He gained employment at the West Kootenay Power Co. in South Slocan, BC and worked at the Cominco Waneta Dam for a time. He worked in Port Alberni, Duncan, and Saltaire for various pulp mills.  

He joined Boundary Industries in Castlegar in 1967 and was Superintendent before leaving in 1979. His career continued as Project Manager and Consultant for various companies throughout Canada on multi-million dollar projects until his retirement.

When you ride the Whistler Express, be sure to say "thanks Charlie"! He was immensely proud of all of his accomplishments and the fact that he never had a serious injury nor fatality on any of his job sites.

Charles is survived by his daughters Brenda Danchuk (late Byron Jackson), Tannis (Dan) Cuthbert; sister Emily (Cliff) Lane of Nova Scotia; brothers Cyril (Virginia) Roberts of Nova Scotia, Calvin (Doreen) Roberts of Winnipeg; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren Cara, Rick, Rowan, Porter Morris, Nicole Danchuk (Ben), Paige, Sawyer Corbett, Jennine (Grant) Simister, Jacob (Kristin), Kyle, Caitlin, Steven, Amanda (Lukas), Madilynn, Corrine (Russell), Eric, Larissa, Quinn Hnatiuk; his extended family Jason (Lori) Chernoff and family; several nieces, nephews and their families; supportive friend Bob Steele; step-daughter Lisa Giddens and Felix- his ‘buddy’.

Charles is predeceased by his parents Susie (nee Collins) and Burton Roberts; brother Sanford Roberts; nephews Kimball Swanson and Leslie Rushton and son in law Byron W. Jackson.

A family service will be held in September. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to the S.P.C.A. at 7700 Highway 3B Trail, BC, V1R 2L9 or a charity of your choice.

REID, Elvin Lewis "Lewie" – 86, Crowes Mills, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday evening, July 28, 2013, at Cedarstone Enhanced Care. Born September 15, 1926, in Camden, Colchester County, he was a son of the late Lewis and Alice (MacKenzie) Reid. Lewie is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Hilda Mae (Otterson); daughters, Shirley Armsworthy (Lester Wyllie), Belmont; Linda Lindsay (Walter Tingley), Crowes Mills; Reta (Manny) Pynn, Onslow Mountain; Susie Reid, Crowes Mills; Nancy Pratt, West North River; grandchildren, Kim Lindsay, Dusty Lindsay (Joanne Culgin), John (Debbie) Lindsay, Guy "Rocky" (Cathy) Staples, Naomi Staples (Tim Biggin), Shelley (Chuck) Turner, Kevin Pynn (Kerry Spicer), Brennan, (Rhonda) Pratt, Natalie Pratt (Terry Isenor); several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; sisters, Carol Smith, Bible Hill; Phyllis Schenk, Texas; Allie (Harold) Eckhardt, Mary Lou (Ken) Fletcher, Ontario; brothers, Carl (Brenda) Reid, Valley; Gordon (Sylvia) Reid, Harmony; Phillip Reid, British Columbia; sisters-in-law, Ruth Reid, Brule; Eileen Stephanowski, Los Angeles; brother-in-law, Earl Otterson, Crowes Mills; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Judy Buchanan; sons-in-law, Ivan Armsworthy, Geordie Lindsay; sisters, Joan Reid, Betty Baird, Doris Prime; twin brother, Eldridge Reid; brothers, Fred Reid, Jackie Reid, Victor Reid, Donald Reid, Irvin Reid; one sibling in infancy; half-brother, Earl MacKenzie. Funeral service was held Thursday, August 1, 2013, in Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Cory Somers officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MAILLOUX, Gerry Jean, North River - On July 29th, 2013, Gerry swam towards the Light and passed into Spirit after a valiant struggle against pancreatic cancer. Born on October 9th, 1948, to the late Andre & Helen (Hayes) Mailloux of Dorval, QC, Gerry grew up on the West Island of Montreal where he was well-known for his prowess at Swimming Meets. Gerry joined the RCN in 1967, eventually achieving his goal of becoming a Clearance Diving Officer in 1976. Until this past May, he was the Assistant Manager at EB Games in the Truro Mall. Gerry was an accomplished stained glass artist. His creations are in homes, offices, and churches around the world. Gerry was very active in the accommodation sector of the Tourism Industry. He was the last President of the former Farm & Country B&B Association & the first President of the Nova Scotia Bed & Breakfast Association, serving several terms. He & his wife, Ruth, hosted many visitors to our province at Suncatcher B&B in North River. In November, 2012, the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia awarded Gerry the N. S. Tourism Champion Crystal Award for his many efforts in promoting the smaller B&Bs throughout our province. Lovingly remembered by his "preferred" wife, Ruth, of 42 years; sons: Christopher (Ginette and grandson, Marcus) Hammonds Plains; Bryan (Kim Harnum) Dartmouth; brothers: Dr. Ray (Sandy) TX; Michel (Dr. Jane) MA; seven nieces, one nephew; mother-in-law Muriel Thompson, Bible Hill; brother-in-law Lee (Judy) Thompson, Forest Glen; sister-in-law, Glenda (Terry) Rector, Bible Hill. Funeral Service was held at St. David’s United Church, Pictou Road, Bible Hill, on Thursday, August 1st, Rev. Donna Lawrence officiating. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

ELLIS, Eben David - 77, Truro, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2013 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Eastville, NS, he was a son of the late James "Harry" and Bertha (Dunlap) Ellis. He has worked at Debert Home Hardware Depot. He later was a janitor at C.E.C. in Truro, from where he retired. Eben attended St. James Presbyterian Church in Truro. Surviving are his sons, Dana (Vanessa Lynk), Bible Hill and their children, Hayden and Bryson; Mark, Debert; children from a previous marriage, David, Brenda, Gail, Rowland, Ronald; stepdaughter, Patricia and daughter, Sandra who passed away in infancy. Also surviving are sisters, Isabel Tingley, Truro, Kay Ellis, Toronto, ON, Edith (Jack) MacDonald, Bedford and  Vera (Maurice) Cunningham, Plymouth, NS; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Eben was predeceased by son, Michael in infancy; sisters, Jennie and Flora; brothers, Samuel and Roland. Funeral service was held at Friday, August 9 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, Pastor Jacquie Ross officiating with interment in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. On-line condolences at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MacALONEY, Sophia – 91, of Parrsboro passed away Friday, August 9, 2013 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Utrecht, Holland, she was a daughter of the late Jan and A.A. Bertha (van de Burg) Voortwijs. She is survived by a daughter, Bertha Harrison (Gary), Parrsboro; a sister, Bertha "Bep" Janna, Holland; a brother, Jan Voortwijs (Celina), Holland; grandchildren, David Harrison (Jennifer), Parrsboro; Craig Harrison (Kim), Parrsboro; great grandchildren, Avery, Ella, Haley, Will and Josh. She was predeceased by her husband, Theodore in 2004; a brother, Hank. Funeral service was held August 13, 2013, at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, with Keith Selwyn-Smith, D.L.M. and Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Memorial donations to the South Cumberland Community Care Centre Foundation, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

RICHARDS, James Wilson – 68, Masstown. James Wilson Richards was born on August 12th, 1944 to Wilson and Nellie (Tattrie) Richards. Jim finally retired permanently on August 6th 2013. He leaves behind his long-time companion, Evangeline Yorke, Masstown; daughter, Kimberley Richards (Les), New Glasgow, NS; grandson,  Scott Gorman (Courtnay), Sackville, NB; granddaughter, Kaili Gorman (Will), Brownfield, Alta.; great-grandchildren,  James and Charlotte Johnson; brothers,  Courtney (Paulette) Richards, Hilden, NS,  Sterling (Debbie) Richards, Kemptown, NS; sisters, Dorothy (Gordon) Richards, Portapique, NS, Pearl (Gary) Slack, Folly Mtn, NS,  Crystal (Garry) Richards, Red Deer, Alta; along with a host of nephews, nieces and cousins who will miss him greatly. Jim was predeceased by both parents, his daughter Susan and sister Ruth Richards. Jim was a Millwright/Welder and a member of the local 1178 Millwright Union for forty-one  years. A gathering of family and friends took place on August 10 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Interment in Wentworth United Baptist Church Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CURRY, Claire Verona (Barron). With profound sadness, Claire’s family announce her peaceful passing at age 79 at home with her husband in the early morning of August 15, 2013. Born December 18, 1933, she was the daughter and eldest child of the late Roland and Minnie (Ward) Barron, (Kennetcook, Hants Co.). Claire was a graduate of Kay Anslow Business School in Windsor. Left to mourn is her loving husband, McCusker "Ted", Valley, Colchester Co.; daughter, Andrea Curry, Bible Hill; sons, Bruce (Kathy) Central Onslow, Christopher (Debra), Harmony. She will be missed by her grandchildren, Martha (Vincent) Ziffle, Regina, Ryan (Laura) Curry and Brennan (Christie) Curry, both of Fort St. John, B.C., Dylan and Courtney Blenkhorn, both of Bible Hill and three great-grandchildren, Fort. St. John, B.C. Fondly remembered by her sister, Joan (Lionel) Main, Bible Hill and brothers, Blaine (Yvette) Barron, Hamilton, Ont., Brian and Darrell (Carla) Barron, both of Kennetcook, Hants Co. as well as close members of the Curry, Barron, Ward and Main families and her many friends. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by dear grandson, Adam Curry; niece, Lisa Barron; sisters-in-law, Irene Bell, Dana Barron and her Curry parents, brothers and sister-in-law. Claire was a homemaker and an active member of Trinity United Church, Onslow. She was a forty year member of the church choir, life member of the UCW and leader over the years of several youth groups within the church. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial service was held on August 18 at at Trinity United Church, Upper Onslow with Rev. Gerald Kerr officiating. Interment in Onslow Island Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro, where on-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

TIBBETTS, Wayne - 72, of Ward’s Brook passed away Friday, August 16, 2013 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Ward’s Brook, he was a son of the late Darrell H. and Mary M. (Parker) Tibbetts. He is survived by his wife, the former Hilda Benjamin; daughters, Michelle Wood (Bill), Truro; Sylvia Lewis (Todd), Sussex; a sister, Sylvia Jewers (Don), Ward’s Brook; 6 grandchildren, Wayne and Tyler Burns; Corey, Colton, Ryan and Lucas Styles; a nephew, Dwayne (Jackie) Virgint, Albuquerque, N.M. Funeral service was held August 18, 2013 at the Port Greville Baptist Church, Rev. Donald Hirtle officiating. Burial in Riverbank Cemetery, Port Greville. Memorial donations may be made to Riverbank Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MAXWELL, Kathleen Elizabeth "Kay" (Fraser) of Masstown died peacefully at home on August 23, 2013. Born in Masstown on May 24, 1936, Kay was the daughter of the late John Fraser and Janet (Muirhead) Fraser. She was predeceased by her husband, Keith Maxwell; son, G. Kelly Maxwell; sister, Millie Fraser; brothers George, Jack and Dana Fraser; brother-in-law, Bruce Maxwell and nephew, George Fraser. She is survived by her children, John (Grace), Sandra, Dana; her seven adored grandchildren, Jessica, Caitlin, Victoria, Lauren, Jason, Ryan and Katharine as well as her brother-in-law, Graham Maxwell and sisters-in-law, Shirley (Gordon) Chaplin and Phyllis Maxwell; nieces and nephews including,  Linda, Pat and Cathy. Kay lived in the Masstown and Truro area all her life. She studied at Mount Allison University and worked for more than 25 years at J.G. Parker & Sons then ran her own bookkeeping business until her retirement. She married Keith Maxwell in 1957, had four children, worked fulltime and still found time to be an active volunteer in the community as part of the Bible Hill Fire Dept. ladies auxiliary, Masstown United Church and many other community groups and charities. A Celebration of Kay’s life was held August 27 in Masstown United Church. Interment in the Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme. The family would like to express their appreciation to the many individuals who provided loving care during Kay’s final year, especially to the VON, Palliative Care Team, Diane and Hedy and her lifelong friends in Masstown. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

 


 

August 2013

 

MELDRUM, Marjorie L. – 79, of Parrsboro passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at home. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Jeremiah and Florence (Henwood) Pettigrew. She was a retired nursing assistant having worked at the Springhill Hospital and Hyland Homes for many years. She is survived by daughter, Wanda Smith (Gordon), Dartmouth; son, Kevin (April), Parrsboro; sister, Roberta Willigar, Parrsboro; brother-in-law, Norby Meldrum, Halfway River; 5 grandchildren, Alex, Nathan, Max, Mackinley, Madison. She was predeceased by her husband, Laurie Meldrum in 1971; sisters, Reta, Eudora; brothers, Charles, Henry, Joe and Wylie. Funeral service was held July 2, 2013 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Keith Selwyn-Smith, DLM officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

POLLARD, David John - passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at home. David leaves behind his high school sweetheart, Happi (McGill) Pollard, whom he married; his children, Cody, Kyle, Cassie and Chelsea Pollard; son of John Pollard and Esther (Curtis) Pollard; brother of Thomas Pollard and Kathy (Holzapfel) Pollard. He will be greatly missed on this earth, because God has gained another angel. Funeral service was held Saturday, June 29, 2013, at J.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, Georgetown, Ontario. Interment was held Friday, July 5, 2013, in Mahon Cemetery, 8480 Highway 2, Great Village, Nova Scotia, Reverend Gary MacDougall officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

HARRIS, Charlene Elsie, 55, of Lower Onslow, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 1st, 2013 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Charlene was born on April 5th, 1958 in Orillia, Ontario. She was a daughter of the late Fred and Margaret (Jones) McLellan and is survived by husband, John Dimmock, Lower Onslow; her children, Bryanne Harris, London; Ashley Harris, Montreal; Caley Dimmock, Vancouver and Kyle Dimmock, Lower Onslow; her sister, Catherine Neily, Falmouth and brother, Dieter McLellan, Falmouth. Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Service was held July 4 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. The family would like to thank all the doctors, nursing staff, Hospice and social workers that helped to care for Charlene, we are truly grateful. On-line condolences and donations at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MacKENZIE, Hilda Pearl (Corbett) – 89, Truro, passed away Monday, July 1, 2013 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre with her loving family by her side. Born in Bass River she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mabel (Meadows) Corbett. Hilda worked in the office of Wm. A. Flemming Ltd. and later as secretary at Salmon River Elementary School until her retirement after which she enjoyed working for several years at the Maritime Cattle Auction on Thursdays. She was a founding member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Salmon River Fire Brigade and later served as its president. She is survived by her son, Keith (Dianne), Truro; grandson, Aaron MacKenzie, Kelowna, BC; granddaughter, Andrea (J-P) Ashton, Truro; great-grandchildren, Hayden and Evan MacKenzie and Maxwell and Carlie Ashton; sister, Iva Scott, Bass River; sisters-in-law, Jean Corbett, Bass River and Helen MacKenzie, Windsor; nephews, Stan (Juanita) Corbett, Gary (Cathy) MacKenzie, Daryl and Ken (Debra) LaLonde; nieces, Elaine (Brian) MacAdoo, Debbie (Mickael) Crouse and special niece, Helen Tremayne. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her loving husband of 60 years, Carl; brothers, Harold and Keith, sisters-in-law, Mary and Eva Corbett and Ethel LaLonde; brothers-in-law, Freeman Scott, Louis LaLonde, and Ivan MacKenzie. Memorial service was held July 5 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Pastor Jacquie Ross, St. James Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment at the Camden Cemetery. On-line condolences at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

JOYCE, Marie Joyce (nee Buchanan), 88, of Lower Truro passed away July 1, 2013. Flora was born in Ingonish, Cape Breton, on March 23, 1925, the second of five daughters to Katherine (nee McLean) and George Buchanan. Flora spent her youth in Ingonish and moved to Truro in 1943. In 1955 she moved to Ottawa where she worked in yard goods at A.J. Freiman Ltd. In 1959 she married Ron Joyce of Lower Truro and returned to Truro where she worked at Bentley’s Department Store on Robie St. In 1960 her first son Paul was born, followed soon after by the arrival of Shannon in 1961 and Glen in 1963 and Flora spent the rest of her life caring for and raising children. Along with her parents, Flora is predeceased by her husband of 42 years, Ron, and an infant son Ronald Jr. She is survived by her sisters Sylvia (Toronto), Betty (Paul) vanSteinburgh (Toronto), Ella (Toronto) and Kaye (Des) Mataga (New Zealand), her children Paul (Pam) Joyce (Montreal), Shannon (Steve) McCabe (Belmont) and Glen (Truro), her grandchildren Rochelle and Shantelle Roberts and Antonin Joyce, and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service for immediate family will be held Sunday, July 7, in Old Barns Cemetery. On-line condolences at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

ARCHIBALD, Heather Jane (Lewis) - 63, Crowes Mills, passed away July 4, 2013 at the QEll Health Centre with her loving family by her side. Heather was born in Truro on July 27, 1949, and grew up in Upper Economy. She was the daughter of the late Claude and Annie Lewis (Elliott). Heather worked at the Colchester Regional Hospital for 43 years as a lab technician in the microbiology department. She is survived by her son, Corey, Vancouver; daughter, Sarah Jane Ayotte (Bradley), Bible Hill; sister, Cheryl Boyd (David), Glenholme; nephews, Elliott and Brody Boyd, Glenholme; former husband, Brian Archibald (Karen), Hilden; mother-in-law, Elva Archibald, Truro; sister-in-law, Judy Weir (Winston), Truro; sister-in-law, Pat Brown (Don), Truro; her nieces and nephews and many cherished cousins. A memorial service was held July 10, at the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St, Truro with Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Interment at the Economy Cemetery. Online condolences at www.colchestercommunity.com.

VANCE, James David "Jamie" – 83, Bass River, passed away peacefully, Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born August 12, 1929, in Bass River, he was a son of the late S. Elmer and Mary "Mamie" (Lawrence) Vance. James is survived by his sisters, Isabelle (Al) Pyle, Aurora, Ontario; Elva (Amos) Tucker, Sussex, New Brunswick; sister-in-law, June Vance, Dartmouth; many nephews and nieces. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Lawrence. Funeral service was held Monday, July 15, 2013, in Riverside United Church, 5577 Highway 2, Bass River, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Interment was held in Riverside United Church Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

RECTOR, Marion Edith – 81, Central Onslow, formerly of Truro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday morning, July 11, 2013, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Born May 8, 1932, in Montrose, she was a daughter of the late Chester and Irene (Grant) Fletcher. Marion is survived by her husband, Joseph Seaman "Joe" Rector; daughter, Cheryl Vaughan (Wayne Woodworth), Onslow; sons, Terry (Glenda), Leonard (Kary Muise), Bible Hill; Steven (Denise), Crowes Mills; loving grandchildren, Mandi, Michelle, Sarah, Joseph, Nicole, Mitchell, Allan, Matthew, Brandon, Alexis, Heather; sisters, Eva Wallace, Rexdale, Ontario; Helen (Roy) Collier, Bedford; brother, Ralph (Barbara) Fletcher, Truro; sisters-in-law, June Fletcher, Montrose; Sandi Galloway-Howell (Colin), Oakfield; brother-in-law, George Linkletter, Lower Five Islands. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Inez Moore, Hazel Linkletter; brothers, Everett Fletcher, Lloyd Fletcher; brother-in-law, Bud Wallace. Funeral service was held Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Dan Gunn officiated. Interment was held in Peniel United Church Cemetery, Five Islands. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MacLAREN, Robert "Bob" Murray – 62, Lower Onslow and Truro. It is with great sadness that Bob’s family announces his passing at home after a courageous and determined battle with pancreatic cancer on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Born in Truro, he is the son of Margaret and the late Bert MacLaren, of Truro. Bob is survived by his wife, Jeanne, two daughters Michelle (Kevin) Grimm and Melissa (Brent Whalen); grandchildren, Madison and Zachary Grimm. Besides his mother, Margaret, he is also survived by his sister, Betty Lou (Suddard); brother, Rick (Faith); nieces, Sarah Fullerton, Danielle MacLaren and nephew, Graeme Suddard. He was predeceased by father, Bert, and brother-in-law, Martin Suddard. He was employed by "Day and Ross Inc." for eighteen of these years during which time, he received recognition for his driving skill, and in 2004, received the "Two Million Miler Safe Driving Award". Bob was very grateful to those who facilitated his being able to remain at home during his illness, and to complete his life’s journey at home. Funeral service was held July 24, both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, Rev. Ian Harrison officiating; interment in Watson Cemetery. On-line condolences and donations at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CLARK, Charles Bruce - 66, Masstown and formerly of Murray Siding passed away July 20, 2013. Born in Truro on June 19, 1947  he was the son of the late Adam and Eleanor Clark. He is survived by his daughters, Debbie Clark, Masstown; Brenda Connors, Debert; Victoria Clark, Truro; Charlene Clark, Hilden; grandchildren, Christopher, Brandon, Jillian, Hannah, Marissa, and Erica;  great grandchild, Myah. No visitation by family request. A memorial service was held July 26, 2013 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Gary Yetman officiating. Interment in Terrace Hill Cemetery.  On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WELCH, Royden M. – 63, of Five Islands passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Lakelands. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Lloyd and Marguerite (Gamblin-Thompson) Welch. He is survived by two sisters, Beulah Dowe, Truro; Alvina Welch, Lower Sackville; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Margaret; nephew, Leonard in infancy. Funeral service was held July 25, 2013 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial in the Peniel Cemetery, Five Islands. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com .

GRAHAM, Clayton L. – 94, of Diligent River passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Diligent River, he was a son of the late Albert and Carrie (Jenks) Graham. Clayton was a veteran of World War II serving with the RCAF and RAF as a fighter pilot in England, Italy and North Africa, retiring as a flying officer. Following the war, he returned to his home in Diligent River where he farmed most of his life. He is survived by a daughter, Vivian King, Edmonton, Alta.; a son, Robert Graham (Susan), Diligent River; grandchildren, David King (Kim), Calgary, Alta.; Stefanie Cunha (Joao), Edmonton, Alta.; Rodney Graham (Angela Swain), Lawrencetown; Deborah Surette (Darren), Berwick; Jeffrey Graham (Kristen), Parrsboro; Andrew Graham (Amie), Parrsboro; great grandchildren, Malcolm and Avery Surette; Sarah King; Debora, Samuel and Isaiah Cunha; Summer Graham; Layla Graham; a sister, Lauretta Barteaux, Middleton; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Irene Gasser; a brother, Harris. Funeral service was held July 27, 2013 at the Diligent River Baptist Church, Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com .

FIELD, Lela M. – 92, of Parrsboro, and formerly of Advocate Harbour. It is with saddened hearts we announce the passing of our dear mother who went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in New Salem, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Maude (Lunn) Fletcher. Left to cherish her memory are daughters, Donna Dunbar, Waverley; Brenda MacDonald (Bud), Langley, BC; step-daughter, Rose Field, Amherst; step-son, Brian Field (Sandy), Port Greville; grandchildren, Heather Richard, Hammonds Plains; Trinda, David and Derrick MacDonald, all of Vancouver (Lower Mainland), BC ; Mike Field and Derek Field, both of Truro; Gerry Field (Jane Caldwell), West Advocate; six great-grandchildren, Janessa, Stephanie, Brandon, Kaley, Alex, Amy; several nieces and nephews; and her former husband, Dara Field. She was predeceased by her first husband, Crofton Atkinson; brothers, Harold, Mort, Carl, Hazen, Percy, Leonard; sisters, Nellie, Emma, Evelyne and Jean. Funeral service was held Friday July 26, 2013 at the Advocate Baptist Church, Rev. Don Hirtle officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com .

MILTON, (Colpitts), Josephine S. – 99, of Diligent River and Chester passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Shoreham Village Nursing Home, Chester. Born in Diligent River, Josephine was a daughter of the late Burpee and Carrie (Yorke) Colpitts. Josephine is survived by daughters, Joan, Bayswater; Diane (John) Harrison, Blandford; sons, Gary (Carol), Diligent River; Burpee, Mexico and Vancouver; grandchildren, Shelley (Scott) Hodgson, Suzelle (Tim) Moore, Kelly (Cameron) Potts, Chad (Julie) Milton, Terry Harrison, Derek (Meaghan) Copp, Darren (Teri) Copp; great grandchildren, Laura, Kristina, Dekkerd, Luke, Jenna, Duncan, Katrijn, Cody; brother, Ronald (Mary), Diligent River; many nieces and nephews. Josephine was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd; a daughter, Marjorie Connors; a son, Lloyd Jr.; a grandson, David Connors; great-granddaughter, Sarah Jane Connors; sister, Lola; brothers, George, Clayton, Arlie, Willie, Aubrey, Glenford, Vaughn, Paul, Kenny, Cecil, Arthur. Funeral service was held Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Interment in the Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 


 

 

July 2013

DICKIE, Vera Mary - 80, Truro, formerly of Old Barns, passed away Monday, April 29, 2013 in The Mira Long Term Care Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late John "Jack" and Mary (Brown) Ferguson. She is survived by daughters, Debbie Masters (Bill), Old Barns; Gayle Randle (Rick), Truro; Carlene Dickie (David Stephens), Halifax; sons, John (Darlene), Bible Hill; George (Susan), Old Barns; grandchildren, Scott Masters (Teri-Lynn), Steven Masters, Brian Masters (Angela), Monica Thompson (Cory), Mary Randle (Matthew Aiken), Anne-Marie Taylor (Andrew), Nathan Dickie (Emily Shupe), Joey Sisco (Melanie Tufts), Melissa Harrison (Adam), Lucas Dickie (Lisa), Erica Lane(Josh); 13 great-grandchildren; sister Elspie Caterer (Charlie) of Enfield. Besides her parents, Vera was predeceased by her husband Carl; brother Arleigh Ferguson; sister Olive Hall. Funeral service was held Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Ian Harrison officiated. Interment was held in Old Barns Cemetery, Old Barns. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SMITH, Dorisann - 68, Truro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born July 18, 1944, in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Edith (Fulton) Smith. Dorisann is survived by her daughters, Shelley (Bruce) MacLeod, West St. Andrews; Denice (Ralph) Fillmore, Debert; Diana (Andrew) Searle, Truro; grandchildren, Cameron and Riley Fillmore, Olivia Searle, Ben MacLeod; brothers, Freddie, Virginia; Alan, California; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by a sister in infancy. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Tuesday, May 28, 2013, Reverend Larry Harrison officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

HANES, Robert "Elroy", 92 - Springhill, formerly of Truro, passed away, May 28, 2013 in High-Crest Seniors Care Home, Springhill. Born in Truro, he was the son of the late James and Janet (Pratt) Hanes. During World War II he served on the Lady Nelson Hospital ship making thirteen safe return crossings from Europe to Halifax transferring 580 patients, (Canadian soldiers), from overseas. Following the war Elroy owned and operated Elroy's Transport Trucking firm, together with his wife Estella, in Truro and Hilden for many years. He is survived by sisters, Evelyn Lindsay, Onslow, Barbara Pulsifer, Bible Hill; brother, Phillip, Smithers, British Columbia; sister-in-law, Lorraine Sullivan; brother-in-law, John Sullivan, both of Bible Hill; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Estella (McLean); sisters, Irene Sullivan, Dorothy Butcher and a sister, Phillis in infancy; brothers, Alvin and Ronald. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A memorial service was held in the Terrace Hill Cemetery, Truro, on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jay Ettinger officiating. On-line condolences and donations may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

TREWIN, Douglas F. – of Parrsboro - it is with gratitude for his full rich life and unwavering love / support for his family that Doug’s children announce his death on May 28, 2013 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan at the age of 87. Born in Point de Bute, NB to the late William H. and Mary C. (Bonang) Trewin, he was predeceased by his wife, Betty (Fleming) in 1985. He is survived by five children, Mary (Gordon Cranton) and Nancy (Doug Heffel), all of Amherst; Linda (John Nugent), Saint John, NB; Billy (Jane McKnight), Moncton, NB; and Kerry, Amherst; seven grandchildren, Rob Wiles and Heather Legere, April Sorichetti, Beth and J.T. Nugent, Jeff Trewin, Mary Beth Fromm and Theresa Schrader; and nine great grandchildren. He is also survived by special friend, Marilyn Orr, of Parrsboro; and his siblings, Dorothy Thompson, Amherst; Marjorie Parker and Florence Kodis of Hamilton, Ont., and Robert Trewin, Edmonton, Alta., sister-in-law, Marjorie Trewin, Charlottetown, PEI, and brother-in-law, Richard Fleming, Kildare, PEI. He was predeceased by siblings, Henry, Daisy (Payne), Arthur (Jay) and Raymond. A Veteran Tribute and Celebration of Life Service was held June 1, 2013 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Parrsboro, Rev. Greg Doyle officiating, followed immediately by a reception. Private graveside committal in St. Brigid’s Cemetery, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

OGILVIE, H. Stewart – 88, Truro, NS. With sadness, the family of Stewart Ogilvie announces his passing at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, NS on Friday, May 31, 2013. Born on April 2, 1925 in Truro, NS, he was the son of the late Murray and Jean (Kent) Ogilvie. He was a life member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia and Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering. He was a past director of the Canadian Association of Equipment Distributors, the Associated Equipment Dealers of America and the Nova Scotia Road Builders Association. Stewart is survived by his sister, Doris Hillier, Eastern Passage, NS and his brother, Alan (Sally) Ogilvie, San Diego, California. He was predeceased by his dear wife, the late Irene Fancy Ogilvie as well as his sisters, Melba, Bertha, Shirley, Charlotte and Nora. A family graveside service was held at Mahon Cemetery with Rev. Ian Harrison officiating with a memorial service being held at a later date. Online condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MacALEESE, R. Allison "Bubber" - 70 , of New Prospect, Cumberland County passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at home surrounded by his family. Born in New Prospect, he was a son of the late Robert and Lavinia (Fife) MacAleese. He was a retired forester and truck driver. More recently, he was a folk artist whose collection included an ironing board fence, swing, windmill, metal silhouettes and other unique items made from metal. He was a founding member of the Parrsboro Antique Auto Club. He is survived by his wife, the former Margo Chambers; daughters, Laura MacAleese (Warren Mitchell), Economy; Theressa MacAleese (Paul Landry), River Hebert; a son, Peter, Wainwright, Alta.; sisters, Roberta, Parrsboro; Muriel, Halifax; Myrna, Five Islands; Marion (and his "honorary brother", Ed Ross), Dartmouth; brothers, Michael, Parrsboro; Wilson, Bedford; Allan, Bracebridge, Ont.; Kevin, Lower Sackville; grandchildren, Richard, Nathan, Thane, Drew and Cole; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Richard in 2006; infant sister, Mona; brothers, Robert and Wyman. Funeral service was held June 5, 2013 at St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

YORKE (Corbett), Elsie R. – 80, of Five Islands passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Williams Country Homes, Hilden following a lengthy illness. Born in Five Islands, she was a daughter of the late Hilbert and Luella (Boyd) Corbett. Elsie was a graduate of Provincial Normal College, Truro. She was a school teacher for 35 years, having taught at Moose River, Masstown, Bridgewater, Dartmouth and finally at Victoria Street Elementary in Truro for 20 years, retiring in 1987. She was a member of the Peniel United Church, Five Islands and the U.C.W. She is survived by step-daughters, Ellen Stetkiewicz (David), West Warwick, Rhode Island; Holly Brown (Paul), Taunton, Mass.; Dawn Cormier (Richard), Shediac; step-sons, Walter Yorke, Jr. "Bud", Lower Five Islands; Craig Yorke (April), Lower Five Islands; sisters, Elizabeth MacAloney, Five Islands; Helen Ettinger, Shubenacadie; Ethel MacKinnon (Elmer), Lower Onslow; several step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter "Buddy" Yorke in 1995. Funeral service was held June 8, 2013 at the Peniel United Church, Five Islands, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com .

DUNBAR, Annie E. – 98, of Spencer’s Island passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the Aberdeen Regional Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Sand River, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Lila (McWhirter) Terfry. She is survived by a daughter, Leah Ells (Dale), Advocate Harbour; sons, John (Pauline), Parrsboro; Lorne (Eva), Rexton, N.B.; sons-in-law, Darrold Currie, Advocate Harbour; Corbett Field, Northport; brothers, Arthur (Carolea), Truro; Cedric (Mary), Port Greville; sisters-in-law, Helen Terfry, Diligent River; Madeline Terfry, Parrsboro; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandchild; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry Alexander "Sandy" Dunbar; daughters, Ellen Currie and Roma Field; a sister, Elsie Graham; brothers, Wilfred and Wilbert; granddaughter, Rhonda Ells; grandson, Raymond Field; daughter-in-law, Eleanor Dunbar; son-in-law, Earl Field. Funeral was held June 12, 2013 at Spencer’s Island Union Church, Rev. Cecil Symes officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

TATTRIE, Carl Bernard- Truro. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carl Bernard Tattrie who died at the age of 77 on June 15th, 2013 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro surrounded by his loving family. Carl was born on December 6, 1935 to the late Ola (Miller) and Stan Tattrie in Tatamagouche. Carl is survived by his three daughters, Laura (Ross) Stronge  of Truro, Cindy Lirette of Truro and Ola Tattrie (Robert Fisher) of Alton; grandchildren Shawn (Shelley) Stronge of Truro, Scott Lirette (Barbara Carter) of Amherst, Amanda (Tim) MacKenzie of Belmont, Stacey (Kenny) Messervey of Truro, Brent and Carli Fisher of Alton; great grandchildren Kayleigh, Rylee, Samantha, Kohen, Haley, Alexander and Zachery; sister Barbara Pidgeon of Westville, foster brother Cye Campbell and sisters-in-law Elsie Tattrie and Barbara Tattrie. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Helen (Blades) Tattrie, sister Nellie Richards, brothers Norman and Courtney Tattrie and brothers-in-law Wilson Richards and Jack Pidgeon. Funeral service was held June 18th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Dr. Frank Guinta Jr. officiating. Interment in Robie Street Cemetery. On-line condolences and donations at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

FARNAN, Ruby "Irene" of East Mountain, N.S. passed away peacefully at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, on June 20, 2013 after a short illness. She was born January 23, 1922 in Williamsdale, N.S. Daughter of the late Perlie and Ella (Rushton) Jobb. Wife of the late Wallace Farnan. She is survived by daughter Shelley (Keith) Clattenburg of East Mountain and son Kirby (Laura) Farnan of Chapel Hill, North Carolina and her precious granddaughter Katie Farnan. She was predeceased by her daughter in infancy Wanda Ann Farnan. She is also survived by brothers, Winston (Helen) Jobb, Alberta and Rev. Leslie (Donna) Jobb, Wentworth. Predeceased by brothers, Lloyd, Wendall, Layton and Sheldon. She and Wally were owners and operators of the Foothill Motel in East Mountain from 1955 until the late 1980's. Burial has taken place. Condolences to the family may be made by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

McCLELLAND, (nee Lynn) Helen, 86, Truro. It's with great sadness the family of our devoted mother, Helen McClelland (nee Lynn), formerly of Old Barns, wish to inform she passed away June 22, 2013 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Alfracken, Ballycarry County, Antrim, N. Ireland, February 14, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Ern Lynn and Violet Ryan (Thompson). She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, John McClelland. She is survived by her "beloved" sister, Mary Gracey (Joe); children, Paula (Patrick) Bradley, California; Lynn Cossette, Debert;  Stewart, Truro; Michael (Heather), Halifax; Alan (Carol Shirley), Lower Sackville; Thomas (Carol), Truro; Tanya (Paul) Fowler, Brentwood; 12 grandchildren; 1 great grandson; loving niece Colleen Hollingsworth (Bill), Truro. A celebration of her life was held June 26 at 2:00 p.m. at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, Pastor Steve Adams officiating. Private interment to follow at Old Barns Cemetery. On-line condolences and donations at www.ColchesterCommunity.com 

LIVELY, Sidney Daniel , Truro, passed away on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Born in Alton, Colchester County June 9th, 1941, he was the son of the late Sidney Lively and Pauline Ball. He is survived by his wife Theresa (Harnish), son Adrian(Robin) Lively, grandchildren Lewis, Ruby and another expected granddaughter, all of Truro. Brothers Goldie, Gene, Philip, Junior and sisters Gloria, Sharon, Gail and Pearl. He was predeceased by sister Fannie in infancy. Sid started young in business with his Father in the tow truck business in the Halifax area. In 1980 he moved to Truro and began, with Theresa, Sid Sells Signs. He enjoyed many years at this business and was actively involved, seeing through an expansion at the time of his death. He was a self-motivated individual who always looked forward to the future and always found a way to persevere. He always had time to share a story and will be greatly missed for his sense of humour. He wished that we say "Sid died-business as usual" in his obituary. We will also miss his words of encouragement. As he wished he is now "Moving On" with Hank Snow. A celebration of Sid’s Life was held June 26, 2013 at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Condolences may be made by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

PULSIFER, E. Ruth, (1936-2013). With celebration and sorrow, we announce the passing of Ruth Pulsifer – beloved wife, caring mother, loyal friend, educator and counselor on June 22, 2013, in Truro, NS. Born May 7, 1936 in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Ruth was daughter of the late Charles and Jean Murphy and sister of Reid Murphy (departed), Dr. Bill Murphy and Betty Hughes. She is survived by her husband Orville Pulsifer, Jr., her children Craig and Beth, and six grandchildren. In 1970, Ruth and Orv moved to Truro to launch Sparkling Spring Water Ltd. There, Ruth taught at Onslow Jr. High and later transferred to Cobequid Educational Center as an English teacher. In 2002, Ruth was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal for her inexhaustible fundraising and communications efforts toward the construction and launch of Rotary House – a vocational and life skills training center for the intellectually disabled – where she served as board member of the Colchester Community Workshops Foundation from 2001-2005. Funeral services were held July 2, 2013 at First United Church, 711 Prince St., Truro, NS. A reception followed at the Truro Golf Club. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

GALLAGHER, Wylie L. – 84,  of Southampton passed away Monday, June 24, 2013 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Southampton, he was a son of the late Clarence and Margaret (Rolfe) Gallagher. He is survived by his wife, the former Joyce Thompson; a son, Wendell (Donna), Parrsboro; a sister, Evelyn Brown, Oxford; a brother, Winston (Helen), Economy; sister-in-law, Emily Gallagher, Mapleton; brother-in-law, Dan McCarthy, Moncton; two granddaughters, Jill and Laura, both of Halifax; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Hazel, Margaret; brothers, George, Ken, Curtis, Chester. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

LEGERE, Stuart – 78, of Parrsboro passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Onslow and Carrie (McCully) Legere. He is survived by a brother, Archie Legere (Marjorie), Parrsboro; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Charlotte (Legere) Cormier; a brother, Frederick. Funeral service was held June 29, 2013 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro with Deacon Howie Goldstein officiating. Burial in the St. Brigid’s Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MELDRUM, Marjorie L. – 79, of Parrsboro passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at home. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Jeremiah and Florence (Henwood) Pettigrew. She was a retired nursing assistant having worked at the Springhill Hospital and Hyland Homes for many years. She is survived by daughter, Wanda Smith (Gordon), Dartmouth; son, Kevin (April), Parrsboro; sister, Roberta Willigar, Parrsboro; brother-in-law, Norby Meldrum, Halfway River; 5 grandchildren, Alex, Nathan, Max, Mackinley, Madison. She was predeceased by her husband, Laurie Meldrum in 1971; sisters, Reta, Eudora; brothers, Charles, Henry, Joe and Wylie. Funeral service was held July 2, 2013 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Keith Selwyn-Smith, DLM officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


 

 

June 2013

 

OSMOND, Donald R. - 87, of Springhill and Parrsboro passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Aubrey and Beatrice (Hopkins) Osmond. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Royal Canadian Navy. He is survived by his wife, the former Jean Blenkhorn; daughter, Janet Williamson (Fred), Coquitlam, B.C.; a granddaughter, Sarah, Coquitlam; a grandson, Andrew (Jennifer), Calgary; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Dorothy, Jessie, Marjorie; brothers, Harold, Leonard, Edward, Reginald "Rud", Jerry. A celebration of Don’s life was held on April 12, 2013 in Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro with Keith Selwyn-Smith, DLM officiating. Burial followed in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

DICKIE, Vera Mary - 80, Truro, formerly of Old Barns, passed away Monday, April 29, 2013 in The Mira Long Term Care Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late John "Jack" and Mary (Brown) Ferguson. She is survived by daughters, Debbie Masters (Bill), Old Barns; Gayle Randle (Rick), Truro; Carlene Dickie (David Stephens), Halifax; sons, John (Darlene), Bible Hill; George (Susan), Old Barns; grandchildren, Scott Masters (Teri-Lynn), Steven Masters, Brian Masters (Angela), Monica Thompson (Cory), Mary Randle (Matthew Aiken), Anne-Marie Taylor (Andrew), Nathan Dickie (Emily Shupe), Joey Sisco (Melanie Tufts), Melissa Harrison (Adam), Lucas Dickie (Lisa), Erica Lane(Josh); 13 great-grandchildren; sister Elspie Caterer (Charlie) of Enfield. Besides her parents, Vera was predeceased by her husband Carl; brother Arleigh Ferguson; sister Olive Hall. Funeral service was held Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Ian Harrison officiated. Interment was held in Old Barns Cemetery, Old Barns. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WHEATON, Lester F. – 61, of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in Parrsboro. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Frank and Beulah (Bennett) Wheaton. Lester was employed with CN, Western Geophysical and Atlantic Towing of Saint John. His 25 year pin and gold watch were recently presented to him by close friends from Atlantic Towing (JD Irving). He is survived by his wife, the former Doreen Burke; children, Jonathan Willigar (Chrissy Clark), Amherst; Ian George (Asia), Victoria, B.C.; Lee-Mike George, Calgary; Sarah "Sae" George (Jeff), Calgary; grandchildren, Lakken, Maddy-Jai and Frankie-Lou; sisters, Ann Mercure (Rod), Terrace Bay, Ont.; Alma McGuire (Pat), Charlottetown; a brother, Allan, Parrsboro; several nieces, nephews and cousins. As well, special friends (cousins), Billy Wheaton (Brenda); Bill Wheaton, Sr., all of Parrsboro. In keeping with Lester’s wishes, a celebration of his life took place at ‘The Hall’ on King Street in Parrsboro on May 4, 2013. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MARKS, Paula S. – 80, of Halifax, and formerly of Parrsboro passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Northwood Centre, Halifax. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Myrtle Cleveland. Paula worked as a bookkeeper for many years in both Halifax and Toronto prior to her retirement. She is survived by a daughter, Gail Marks (Brent MacLean), Kinkora, P.E.I.; a son, Gary (Yvette), Dartmouth; two grandsons, Scott Marks (Zoe Lavallée), Montreal, Que.; James Marks, Dartmouth; a sister, Betty Lockhart (Robert), Fredericton, N.B.; a brother, Jim Gratto (Shirley), Ottawa, Ont.; sister-in-law, Hilda Cleveland, Blandford. She was predeceased by a brother, Harold Cleveland. Funeral service was held May 7, 2013 with Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

BROWN, Norma Susan (Archibald) - 71, Eastville. It is with great sadness that we the family of Norma Susan Brown announce her sudden passing on May 3rd, 2013 at her home. Born in Musquodoboit, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Marjorie (Rhindress) Archibald. She is survived by her daughters, Sherree (Dana) Miller, Upper Stewiacke, Shelley (Jeff) Maxwell, Londonderry; son, Laurie (Nancy), East Stewiacke; grandchildren, Samantha, Daniel, Carla, Mitchell and Cameron; great granddaughters, Mikalah and Jaelyn; brother, David, New Brunswick; sisters, Joan Robinson, Ontario, Alice (Fred Godine) O’Neill, B.C., Bonnie (Jay Finck) Cox, Manitoba. Besides her parents Norma was predeceased by her husband, Laurie; son, Larry; sisters, Ilene Walsh, Frances Zander; brothers, James, William. A memorial service was held May 7th in the Springside United Church, Upper Stewiacke. Interment in Eastville Cemetery. On-line condolences and donations may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

POWER, Allan Norman – 60, Bass River. It is with heavy hearts the family of Allan Norman Power, Bass River, and formerly of Truro, announce his passing on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in the Palliative Care Unit of Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, from complications of COPD. Allan, son of the late Margaret and Harold (Casey) Power, passed away peacefully holding hands with his wife and best friend, Bev, surrounded by the love of his family and close friends. Of all of his many accomplishments, Allan was most proud of his role as caregiver to his grandson, James Robert, during the first 5 years of his life. In addition to his loving wife Bev Schurman-Power, Allan is survived by his brother-in-law Doug Bolton, husband of his late sister Wanda; brothers Eddie and his wife Bonnie; Jimmy; Donald (Casey) and his wife Karen; Greg and his wife Janice; David and his wife Colleen; Robert and his wife Shelley; sisters Debbie and her husband Dave Geldart; Sandy and her husband Mike Claydon; Peggy and her fiancé Eldon (Spud) Arsenault, and their families; his many nieces and nephews of whom he was very proud. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Wanda Bolton, and nephew Jamie Power. Funeral service was held May 8, 2013 from Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, NS. A Celebration of Life was held following the memorial service at the Air Force Club, Cottage Street, Truro.  On-line condolences and donations at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CORBIN, Violet R. – 90, of New Salem, Cumberland County passed away Monday, May 6, 2013 at Bayview Memorial Health Care Centre, Advocate Harbour. Born in New Salem, she was a daughter of the late Cleveland and Lena (Fletcher) McAloney. She is survived by daughters, Loretta Totten (Doug), Aylesford; Sunda McCarty (Bill), New Salem; Laverne Lent (Wayne), Advocate Harbour; sons, Clark (Mary), New Salem; Larry (Marcia), Barney's River; Randy (Wanda MacLeod), Bedford; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Victor in 2009. There will be no funeral services by her request. Memorial donations to Bayview Memorial Health Centre Foundation or the Chignecto Manor. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MacDONALD, Ronald Errol "Ronnie", 75 – Truro passed away May 8, 2013 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born on March 22, 1938 in Truro, he was a son of the late Lambert and Olivia (Patriquin) MacDonald. Ronnie worked at various jobs including the Colchester County Courthouse and caretaker at St. John’s Anglican Church. He is survived by his former wife, Jeannine MacDonald,  Truro; companion, Linda Clarke, Truro; daughter, Rhonda Marie (Charles) MacAloney, Parrsboro; son, Errol Sheldon, Stewiacke; sister, Betty McNutt, North River. He was predeceased by brothers, Lambert, Burchell, Murdock; sister, Doreen. A gathering of family and friends was held May 13 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Interment at a later date. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MARSH, David Morse – Hilden. It is with great sadness that David Morse Marsh passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. He was 66 years old. Born in Amherst April 4, 1947, David was the son of the late Harry and Marjorie Marsh of Masstown. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 36 years, Margo Marsh and his son, Claude Bretemps (Hilden) and daughter, Denise (Peter) Scammell, Greenfield and his 6 grandchildren, Dylan, Bailey, Chet, Bria, Allyson and Brennan. He is also survived by his sister, Penny (Bryce) Duggan, Barrington Passage and brother, Greg (Krista) Marsh of Masstown. He also had two nephews, Gregory Paul and Ryan Duggan. David worked at Commercial Safety College for 32 years and later drove for Keenan Transport, Woodstock, NB. A time of gathering for family and friends celebrating Dave’s life on May 16, 2013 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Condolences to the family may be made by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SMITH, Dorisann - 68, Truro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born July 18, 1944, in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Edith (Fulton) Smith. Dorisann is survived by her daughters, Shelley (Bruce) MacLeod, West St. Andrews; Denice (Ralph) Fillmore, Debert; Diana (Andrew) Searle, Truro; grandchildren, Cameron and Riley Fillmore, Olivia Searle, Ben MacLeod; brothers, Freddie, Virginia; Alan, California; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by a sister in infancy. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Tuesday, May 28, 2013, Reverend Larry Harrison officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

VINCENT, Wilda E. - 85, of Hantsport and Parrsboro passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013 at her home in Parrsboro. Born in Humboldt, California, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Minnie (Marsters) Taylor. Wilda was a career registered nurse who was very proud of her profession and her training at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. She was a life-long member of St. James United Church U.C.W. She is survived by sons, Geoff Fuder (Dixie), Irma, Alta.; Randy Mosher (Patricia), Parrsboro; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husbands, Floyd Fuder, John Mosher and William Vincent; a brother, John "Jack" Taylor. Funeral was held May 28, 2013 with Keith Selwyn-Smith, DLM officiating. Burial took place on May 29, 2013 in Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


 

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