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September 2016

ARCHIBALD, Karen Louise (Hunter) – December 30, 1941 – July 18, 2016. The passing occurred of Karen Louise Archibald on July 18, 2016 at home. Karen took great pride in her marriage to Ross John Archibald, her children and grandchildren. With her passion of music, she kept busy following her favorite musicians around the County of Colchester. Karen is survived by her children, Suzanne (Gregory) Perry, Debbie (Richard) Roode, Michael (Christine) Archibald and Tony (Amy) Archibald; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; her much loved cousin, Judith Castell; brother-in-law, Dr. Alan Murdock and his children, Jennifer (Jordan) White, Heather Murdock, Andrew (Robyn) Murdock; brother-in-law, Elmer Archibald;  uncle Jack Hunter; aunt Alice Alford; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Karen was predeceased by husband, Ross Archibald; her parents, George and Verna Hunter, mother and father-in-law, Roswell and Alfreda Archibald; her much loved sister, Christine Murdock and granddaughter, Abigail Archibald. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service was held July 29 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Mary White officiating. Interment at a later date. Condolences at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MACALONEY, E. Allison – Age 81, of New Prospect passed away Friday, July 22, 2016 at Gables Lodge, Amherst. Born in Diligent River, she was a daughter of the late Nelson and Patricia (Allen) Hughes. She is survived by daughters, Gladys Warren, Amherst; Irene Morris, New Salem; Sheila MacAloney, Amherst; Barbara MacAloney, Amherst; sons, Wilfred (Eva), Orangeville, Ont.; Daniel (Katrina), Parrsboro; Stanley (Dawn), Amherst; Steven, Cranbrook, B.C.; a sister, Eileen McAloney (Kenneth), Ward’s Brook; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, James Richard MacAloney in 2002; a brother, Murray. A private family service will be held 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

LEVY, Ronald O. - It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of our father, Ronald Olaf Levy. He passed away on Sunday, July 24th, 2016. He was predeceased by his wife Sally of 56 years. They were the proud parents of Louanne Henwood (Eric), Michael Levy (Timi), Glenn Levy (Cathy), Debbi Kay (Jeff), Krista Odlin (Keith) and Lana Yorke (Justin); 15 grandchildren, Gregory, Katherine, Andrea, Megan, Jennifer, Brian, Anita, Joshua, Mattia, Matthew, Alexander, Rhianna, Iain, Sadie and Chloe; and two great grandchildren, Jacob and Winter. Having spent his early years on Little Tancook Island, he was the son of the late Harold and Janet Levy. He was well known for his active involvement in his church and numerous community organizations for many years. His greatest joy came from spending time with his family. A humble man, he leaves behind a legacy of generosity, creative spirit, determination, strength, dedication, hope and the ability to think outside the box. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CARR, Elaine E. - of Parrsboro passed away on Friday, July 29, 2016 in the Cumberland Regional Heath Care Center, Upper Nappan. Wife of the late Charles Carr of Parrsboro. Born in 1946 in Diligent River, Elaine later moved to Winnipeg to start her life as a military wife and soon after, was mother of three boys. She was known as a caring, strong and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Elaine was predeceased by her mother, Alice (Bowden) and father, Kempton Spicer; brothers, Theodore, Duncan, Rodney, Roger; sisters, Vera, Christine, Bessie, Josephine and Vivian. She is survived by her sons, Gregory (Sonya), Cold Lake, Alta; Ian, Parrsboro; Barry, Hamilton, Ont.; grandchildren, Maegan and Brady; as well, many other loving family and friends. No funeral services will take place at this time. Memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association. Arrangements have been entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com. Rest peacefully mom……you are with dad now.

CHAMBERS, Cecelia H. - Age 91, of Parrsboro passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Colby J. and Margaret (McClelland) Ayer. She was a graduate of the Parrsboro Schools. She immediately began her career with the Royal Bank. Following her marriage to James in 1948, she commenced a long career with Canada Post. She was a long serving member of the Order of Eastern Star, Parrsboro Band Auxiliary, was an organizer of the 1967 Canadian Centennial Committee, was a CGIT leader, the Parrsboro Baptist Church, and the Willing Workers. She is survived by daughters, Barbara (Claude Chapdelaine), Londonderry; Carol, Parrsboro; Jacqueline (Ross White), Valley; sons, Jim (Sylvana), Wolfville; John (Shelley), Stratford, P.E.I.; a sister, Rose Pritchard, Blue Rocks, Lunenburg Co.; 12 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, James Chambers in 1993; a daughter, Judy; two sisters in infancy; a brother, Wyman. Funeral service was held at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro August 3, 2016, Rev. Emmanuel Mutale officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to The Hall (Parrsboro Band Association) or to the Parrsboro Baptist Church. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CHASE, Olive "Doreen" – 80, Beaver Brook, Colchester Co., passed away July 31, 2016 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born on March 31, 1936 in Westchester, Cumberland Co., she was the daughter of the late Lyle and Florence (Langille) Henderson. Doreen worked at the Colchester Regional Hospital for many years until her retirement. She was a kind and gentle person and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She leaves behind her daughters, Wendy M. Aho (Terry), Medicine Hat, Alberta, Nancy D. Chase, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Patricia L. Yuill (James), Beaver Brook, N.S.; sons, Robert "Larry" Chase (Winnie), Hilden, N.S., David M. Chase (Julie), North River, N.S. Nanny will be forever loved and missed by her grandchildren, Morgan, Darcy, Michael, Stephen, Christopher, Michelle, David, Darryl, Sandra as well as seven great grandchildren. Doreen was predeceased by her beloved husband, Robert "Bob" Sidney Chase in 1972 as well as grandson, Danny. The family wishes to thank the Emergency Room staff of the Colchester East Hants Health Centre for their care and attention. In keeping with Doreen’s wishes, Cremation has taken place and a family interment will take place in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro, with Rev. Lori Ramsey, officiating. Condolences and Words of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

REDMOND, Milton James "Mit"  64, Onslow Mountain, passed away suddenly, as a result of a pulmonary embolism, on Sunday, July 31, 2016, at home. Born in Pictou, he was as son of the late Hiram and Violet (Langille) Redmond. Mit leaves behind his wife, Teresa "T"; son, Michael; beloved grandsons, Mitchell and Nicholas; brothers, Harley (Janice), Dale (Mariya); sisters, Debbie (Michael) Pryor, Chrissie (Gary) Huntley; nephews, Donald, Craig, Anthony, Morgan; nieces, Kimberlee, Donna, Tawnya, Atalaya, Terra, Jessica, Randi; first wife, Yvonne; sisters-in-law, Brenda and Betty. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his big brother, Randy; nephew, Wayne; best friend, "Old Brown". Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Friday, August 5, 2016, Reverend Larry Harrison officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GOODWIN, Terrance Owen, age 90 of Truro was received into the safe arms of Jesus on August 2, 2016 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro surrounded by his loving family. Born on August 22, 1925 in Debert, he was a son of the late Calvin and Lillian (Matthews) Goodwin. He was a veteran of the Second World War having joined the army on May 19, 1942 where he was a dispatch rider and travelled to England, Germany, France, Belgium and Holland. His last posted position was in England and he retired from the army in 1946. He then worked for 18 years as a supervisor with Sobeys. Later he retired from Atlantic Wholesalers as a District Supervisor. He was a very devoted member of the Cornerstone Assembly, Bible Hill and came to be known as the "Gatekeeper" at the church. Terrance loved motorcycles and seemed to notice every bike on the road. He also enjoyed time spent at the cottage in Bass River and trips to Largo and Orlando in Florida. He was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by daughters, Donna Singer, Cheryl (Paul Hominick), all of Truro; son, Duane (Trudy) Onslow; sister, Wanda (Paul Comeau), Truro; daughter-in-law, Barbara, Truro; grandchildren, Gregory (Becky) Singer, Sheila (Mike Ketch), Kelly (Craig Fraser), Craig (Jocelyn) Hominick, Heidi (Andrew Doucette), Christopher Goodwin, Vicki Goodwin; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Frances; son, Larry; sister, Madeline Bigney; brothers, Bryce and Percy; son-in-law Ronald Singer. The family wish to express their thanks to Dr. Loshaj, Dr. Smith and the Palliative Care Unit and also to family and friends who have kept Terrance and his family in their prayers. A Royal Canadian Legion Tribute service in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro was held on Aug. 4. A Funeral service was held Aug. 5 in Cornerstone Assembly, with Rev. Natasha Matchett-DeVito and Rev. Michael Campbell officiating. Interment in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BENJAMIN, Euda C. – Age 84, of Diligent River, Cumberland Co. passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the South Cumberland Community Care Center, Parrsboro with her girls and husband by her side. Born in Yorke Settlement, she was the daughter of the late Irvin and Lillian (Bowden) Yorke. Euda spent her adult life living in Halifax (Fairview and Shad Bay) before recently moving back to the cottage in Diligent River. Nan, as she was so adoringly called, was happiest spending time with her family; the bigger the gathering the happier she was! She was a doting grandmother to Jenna, Becky, Joseph and Ethan, always up for whatever they wanted her to do with them. "No" was not in her vocabulary, especially when it came to her grandkids, she would  try and do anything they wanted. "Eud" is survived by her devoted husband of 55 years, Kennie; daughters, Tanya Hardy (Randy), Shad Bay; Rhonda Larsen (Trevor), Fall River; brothers, Willard Yorke (Eva), Diligent River; Chester (Connie),Parrsboro. Nan is also survived by the lights of her life, her grandchildren, Jenna and Becky Hardy; Joseph and Ethan Larsen; and her "Best Bud" Carl Kelly. Many special brothers and sisters in laws and dozens of nieces and nephews, all dear to her heart in some special way. She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Alice Elizabeth Larsen; a sister, Ada McCully; brothers, Layton, Malcolm and Joseph. Funeral service was held in Grace United Church, Port Greville, Rev. Lloyd Bruce officiated. Burial in the church cemetery. The family would like to thank Dr. Sue Robinson and Trish (VG Site, Halifax), and the nurses and staff of South Cumberland Care Centre, Parrsboro for the care, respect, and compassion shown to our mother over the past 6 weeks. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

DRYDEN, Gordon Clarence   85, Truro. We are saddened to announce the passing of Gordon Clarence Dryden on Friday, August 5, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born and raised in Truro, he was a son of the late Harry and Regina (King) Dryden. Gordon is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Marie Verna (Staples); son, Terry (Lynn) Dryden, Truro; daughters, Lois (Mark) Pearson, Masstown; Debbie (Bob) Hyslop, Crowes Mills; sister, Helen (Glen) Thompson, Shortts Lake; brother, Winston (Shirley) Dryden, Alberta; grandchildren, Jason, Melanie, Adam, Charles, Shauna, Erica, Brittany, Michael; 11 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Marguerite; brothers, Harry, Louis; half-sisters, Georgina, Lorraine, Mary, Bertha. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Wednesday, August 10, 2016, Mr. Mitch King officiated. Interment was in Crossroads Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MAY, Florence "Toots" Delores (Frizzell) – 87, of Lower Onslow, passed away peacefully on August 5, 2016. Born October 13, 1928, in Truro, she was the daughter of the late Forman and Tina (Cantelo) Frizzell. Toots enjoyed reading, cheering for the Toronto Blue Jays and spending time with her loved ones and furry friends. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Florence is survived by her son, Greg May (Carolyn Britten), her two grandchildren, Matthew May and Jessica May (Sean Kaulback), her brothers Marshall (Norma) Frizzell and Michael "Mick" (Susan) Frizzell and special daughter, Mariane May. As well as her parents, Florence was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, James "Jimmy" May, sister, Miriam "Buck" House and brothers, Forman Jr. "Bo" Frizzell, Harold "Duck" Frizzell and Vernon Frizzell and John Frizzell in infancy. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Bower and Fran for their care and compassion throughout the years and to the Oncology Clinic staff and the Palliative Care staff of the CEHHA for their kindness. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on August 11th in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince St., Truro. Rev. Jim O'Connor, officiating. Burial in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Robie St., Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

(LATTIE) MESSERVEY, Edith Isobel – 91, Truro. It is with heavy hearts that we sadly announce the passing of Edith on Friday, August 5, 2016 in Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Brandon, MB, she was the daughter of the late Wallace and Hazel (Allum) Glawson. Edith is survived by her children, Larry Lattie (the late Carol Murray), Emery (Valerie) Lattie, Ervin (Darlene) Lattie, Allen (Jackie) Lattie; son in law, James MacNutt; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Also survived by sisters, Jean Fraser, Elva (Fred) Fraser; brothers, Doug (Helen) Glawson, Duncan (Dorothy) Glawson, Harris (Agnes) Glawson. She was predeceased by her first husband, James Lattie; daughter, Sharon; son, Kenny Glawson; grandson in infancy, Wendall; second husband, Sam Messervey; sister, Gladys Prest; brother, Harold Glawson and brother in law, Edson Fraser. Special thank-you to the staff at Cedarstone, Eden Hall for your kindness. A graveside service was held August 10 in Bible Hill Cemetery, 41 Warren Drive, Bible Hill. Condolences to the family may be made by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com 

PETTIS, I. Todd - Age 45, of Surrey, B.C. and formerly of Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Halifax, he was a son of Marilyn (Guthreau) Pettis, Parrsboro and the late Rod Pettis. Besides his mom, he is survived by brothers, Barry (Mary-Ann), Truro; Darin (April), Springhill; nieces, Phylicia, Drew, Elizabeth, Brooklynn, Sarah; nephews, Alexander and Jacob. Funeral service was held at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, August 10, 2016, Pastor Douglas Lake officiated. Burial in St. George’s Anglican Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MOFFATT, Douglas Stewart – 91, of Truro died peacefully at home Thursday, August 11, 2016 surrounded by the loving presence of his family. Born January 29, 1925 in Sydney Cape Breton, to John and Etta Moffatt, he is the last surviving member of his immediate family. He grew up with his three brothers Garfield, William (Billy), and Howard, and later, when children were evacuated from Great Britain during World War II, George Thompson joined the family. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Berta (2010), and his adored youngest daughter Rachel (1979). Doug is survived by his four children. Deborah (Gus) MacLellan, Rebecca (Bryan) Langille, William (Gail) Moffatt, and Garfield (Susan) Moffatt. Surviving grandchildren are, Daniel (Amy) MacLellan, Craig (Kate) MacLellan; Erinn Beth Langille, Matthew (Stephanie Cheng) Langille, Michael (Jaime Harris) Langille; Rachel (Lucas McCabe ) Moffatt, Jonathan and Luke Moffatt   and Taylor and Liam Moffatt. Douglas has 5 great grandchildren and numerous surviving nieces and nephews. A graduate of Sydney Academy, he went on to study engineering and business, at Mount Allison. His degree was interrupted by the Second World War. Douglas trained in Nassau Bahamas with the Royal Canadian Air Force in the position of Flight Engineer, until the wars’ end, when he returned to Nova Scotia and completed his degree at Dalhousie. While living in Halifax, he met his beloved wife Berta Viola Wagstaff, a VG Nurse, and they married March 12, 1949. In 1948, Douglas and his brother Billy, bought their first truck eventually growing Moffatt Bros from a grocery store to one of the largest trucking companies east of Montreal. During their 34-year ownership, they employed hundreds of people, in the Maritimes and in Newfoundland and Labrador. Douglas was a founding member and President of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association. He was active in community affairs and assisted numerous charitable organizations, including Chairman of the Board of Stewards of the First United Church, chaired the Colchester Regional Hospital Board, as well as, being active in Kiwanis Club and the Golden K Club. He was a 57-year Mason and a member of Fellowship Lodge #112. Since his time of military service, Doug remained a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Among his most meaningful and personal projects was the creation and nurturing of the Rachel and Berta Moffatt Trust, the purpose of which is to support youth endeavors which the Trust has done for the past 37 years.

The family is eternally grateful to Murdo, Debbie, Dee, Marion, Janice, Sharon and Marian who have lovingly assisted Doug and family in his late life journey. Celebration service was held at First United Church, 711 Prince Street, August 15th, 2016. On-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

JOHNSTON, Roberta - 91, Antigonish, formerly of Great Village, passed away Friday, August 12, 2016, at R. K. MacDonald Guest Home, Antigonish. Born in Great Village, she was the youngest daughter of the late Edward and Catherine (Hunt) Johnston. She is survived by her sister, Geraldine Greenwood, Hamilton, Ontario. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Madeline; brothers, Francis "Frank", Alexander "Sandy", Artemus "Art", Walter, J. Wilbur Johnston. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Monday, August 15, 2016, Reverend Carolyn Rushton officiated. Interment was held in Belmont Cemetery, Belmont. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com.

COX, Lawrence J. "Larry" – 66, Little Dyke/Truro, passed away peacefully at home on August 13, 2016.

Born in Truro, N.S, he was a son of the late Elmer and Annie (MacPherson) Cox. Larry is survived by his wife, Leone; son, Randy (Susan), Toronto, Ont.; daughter, Shirley (Adam), Truro; brothers, Courtney, Regina, Sask., Randy and Allan, both of Truro; sister, Glenys, Truro; grandchildren, Ryan, Ashley, Patrick and Olivia as well as great grandson, Zane. A special thank you to the VON and Palliative Care for their support and care for Larry and the family. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Royal Canadian Legion Br. 26 conducted a Tribute Service on August 16. Donations in Larry’s memory may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia or to the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON). Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BERKELAAR, Frank M. – 76, Harmony, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, August 14, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Vinkeveen, Holland, he was a son of the late Jan and Anneke (van Rossunn) Berkelaar and  immigrated to Canada in 1953. Frank is survived by his spouse, Sally (MacLean) Archibald, Harmony; daughter, Cheryl Archibald (Steve Kunz), Lumsden, Saskatchewan; grandchildren, Jackie Archibald, Calgary, Alberta; Adam Archibald, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories; Justin Archibald, Tatamagouche; sisters, Ria (Rex) Hodgson, Musquodoboit Harbour; Marrie Berkelaar, Maders Cove, Lunenburg County; brothers, John (Joanne) Berkelaar, Bible Hill; Peter (Jannie) Berkelaar, Malagash; Gus Berkelaar (Sonia), Vancouver, British Columbia; several nieces and nephews. Special thanks are extended to the Palliative Care Unit of Colchester East Hants Health Centre and to our family, friends and colleagues for your love and support. Celebration of Frank’s life was held Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Atlantic Stockyard Ltd (formerly Maritime Cattle Market), 48 Greenfield Road, Murray Siding. Private family interment was in Belmont Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MITCHELL, Minerva Elizabeth - 82, Debert, passed away peacefully, Monday, August 15, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Central New Annan, she was a daughter of the late Wilfrid and Elizabeth (Moore) Swan. She is survived by her son, Allen (Sylvia) Mitchell, Debert; daughter, Ruth (Bob) Patriquin, Great Village; grandchildren, Marie Mitchell (Less Wallace), Melissa Mitchell (Mike Taylor), David Patriquin (Amy Nichols), Dawn Patriquin-Slack (Kyle); great-grandchildren Nathan, Hannah, Aidan, Samantha, Liam, Logan, Erica, William; sisters-in-law, Jean Mitchell, Debert, Phyllis Mitchell, London, ON; several nieces and nephews; also her two loving cats, Lucy and Lexy. She was predeceased by her husband, George Earnest Mitchell; sisters, Esther in infancy and Violet; brothers, Hugh, Jim, Alex. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Thursday, August 18, 2016, Reverend Morley Bentley officiated. Interment was held in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GERO, Karen Gail (Waugh) – 56, passed away August 19, 2016 in Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario. Born on July 31, 1960, she was a daughter of the late James and Marjorie (Crewe) Waugh.

Karen was so very proud of her boys, Robert, Josh and Devin and held a special place in her heart for her grandchildren, Taylor, Orianna and Cohen (Robert and Marney), Gracie and Jackson (Josh and Sara) and especially her "pride and joy", Nevaeh (Devin and Cat). Karen is survived by her partner, Wesley Haines, Ontario, siblings, Robert Waugh (Lana), Florida, Howard Waugh, Wentworth, Peter Waugh, Halifax, Jane Mackinen (Paul), Salmon River, Harry Waugh (Lucy), Ontario, Charles Waugh (Lynn), Onslow, Beverly Waugh Cutten, Bible Hill, Anthony Waugh (Karen), Lower Truro, Jackie Waugh, Lower Truro. Karen is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by husband, Albert "Butch" Gero as well as sister, Barbara McLean. There will be no public visitation by request. A Private Family Celebration of Karen’s life will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

JESSOME, Lloyd "Barry" - Bass River, NS, June 23, 1946 – August 20, 2016. It is with deep sadness that we, Barry’s family announce his passing after a lengthy illness with Pulmonary Fibrosis and cancer. He never once complained but carried on with his usual unbelievable optimism. He loved his family and many friends. He loved having anyone who dropped by (and we are so fortunate that there were many). You had to have a cup of tea and maybe a cookie and of course a chat!  He still considered himself a true Cape Bretoner, although he lived on the "mainland" in Bass River where he married Margaret Faulkner 44 years ago. He served 7 years in the army in which five years were spent in Germany. He discovered ATVing late in life and he enjoyed it with a true passion. Some of his happiest hours were spent on the trails with our ATV friends from the Colchester Five Islands ATV Club. He may not of had some of the doctors approval for many of our last trips but he was doing what he wanted and that is what mattered. And after an enjoyable 80 – 100 kms, we always returned home safe and another good memory made!  Gotta love that!!  He was the son of the late Minnie and Robert Jessome, Sydney Forks, Cape Breton. He was one of nine children, Margie, Adele (Jackie), John "Butch" (Carol), Bobby Ann (Roy), Larry, Peter (Diane), Patsy (Bill). Predeceased by sister, Verle and brothers-in-law, Stan and John. His children, Rick (Lucia), Robert (Gabriela) and Shelly (Chris), grandchildren, Dean, Amber, Ashley (Luke), Max, Zac (Taylor), Tyler, Zack and great granddaughters, Vera and Madison; sister-in-laws, Susan (Lee), Libbi (Wayne) and brother-in-law, Charles (Kim); many nieces and nephews. Memorial service was held August 24 in the Riverside United Church, Bass River with Rev. Carolyn Rushton officiating. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, Bass River. Donations may be made to Colchester East Hants Palliative Care or the VON. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com


August 2016

MCCULLY, Doris I. - 89, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2016 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Milton, Queens Co., she was a daughter of the late Percy and Lillian (Lesley) Hartlen. Cremation has taken place. A family Interment will take place in Masstown Cemetery with Rev. Carolyn Rushton, officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to Doris' family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

ATKINSON, Florence Geraldine – 75 of Truro, passed away peacefully on June 26, 2016 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, March 10th, 1941 she was the daughter of the late George and Greta (MacCabe) Wynn, Truro. She was the wife of the late Frank Watt Atkinson. She was survived by her three sons, Earle (Shelly), Ross (Sandra), and Joseph (Susan); grandchildren, Alisha, Alan, Matthew, Melissa, and Bret, and her brother, Joseph (Susan) Wynn, and several nieces and nephews. Florence enjoyed spending time with her family and was very involved with St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Lower Truro Road. Not only was she a devoted member of the church she also was an active member of the Women’s Guild, and belonged to the choir. If Florence was not enjoying a Blue Jay’s game, she spent her time in her gardens, or watching humming birds visit her feeders. Florence was an avid crafter and a very talented knitter. She will be sadly missed, but not forgotten, by all. By family request, there will be no visitation or service. Interment to take place at a later date at Robie Street Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, the Colchester East Hants Health Centre or a charity of your choice. Special thank-you to the doctors and nurses of Colchester East Hants Health Centre for the care shown to Florence, as well as the V.O.N. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Messages of condolence may be sent to Florence’s family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CAVANAUGH, Brandyn Mitchell – 22, Truro, passed away suddenly doing what he loved to do on June 26, 2016. Born in Truro and worked as a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union (Local 409). Brandyn also worked as a carpenter alongside of his father, Randy. Brandyn had a passion for BMX, Motorcross, Streetbikes as well as Snowboarding. He enjoyed being around kids, as well as animals, in particular his puppy, Krew. Brandyn was a talented cook and enjoyed sharing his skill with others. He received awards for his artwork, an interest that he had a great love for. Brandyn was a high energy guy who was well loved by all and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Brandyn leaves behind his father, Randy (Vicki) Cavanaugh; mother, Sherri (Warren) Benoit; girlfriend, Ceanna Mardian; sisters, Maddie Cavanaugh, Mirandya Cavanaugh, Nichole Bryson, Brittany (Jon) Brown, Sammy Winters, Jenny Baines, Becky (Brandon) Baines; brothers, Dylan and Joshua Benoit; grandparents, Claudia Cavanaugh, Edward and Sylvia Hatch, Finton and Irene Benoit; great grandmother, Annie Rennie. Brandyn is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by grandfather, Leonard Cavanaugh as well as great grandfather, Gerald Rennie. A Celebration of his Life was held June 30 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. (In honour of Brandyn and how he lived his life, wear bright colours, please and all bikes are welcomed) A Reception followed. Interment in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. Donations in Brandyn’s memory may be made to the Truro Skate Park or to the SPCA. Online condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

YUILL, Devon Alfred – Halifax. It is with profound sadness that the family announce his passing on June 27, 2016. Born in Halifax on November 18, 1966, he was the youngest son of the late Corinne Margaret (Adamson) and Dr. George Brenton Yuill. Devon is survived by his two beloved sons, George Walker Devon and Ian Tucker Irving  of Halifax; sister Tamzen Black (Geoff); brother, Bradford (Carolyn Otto); nephews Liam and Bryant Yuill; nieces Celeste; Rhea and Merryl Black; his aunt Lavonne Thompson, Antigonish; and many cousins. Devon was a graduate of Cobequid Educational Centre, in Truro and Acadia University, in Wolfville. Devon enjoyed a career in the financial and commercial real estate industries. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the Colchester Community Funeral Home. The family received friends to celebrate his life at the Holiday Inn, 437 Prince Street, Truro on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. A private interment will be held at another time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Devon’s memory to Laing House, 1225 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS B3J 1Y2. Condolences to the family may be made by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MATHESON, Katherine Manonia "Kay" - 86, Truro, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Tatamagouche, she was a daughter of the late William E. and Margaret M. (Higgins) Stone. Kay is survived by her sisters, Edith Lemmon (Victor), Bible Hill; Muriel Crawford, Brampton, Ontario; sons, Bill Stone (Violet), Onslow Mountain; Bob Stone (Carolyn), Lower Onslow; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Wayne Matheson; grandson, Laurie; brothers, Charlie, Russell; sister, Cynthia; brother-in-law, David Crawford. Graveside service was held Thursday, June 30, 2016, in The Falls Cemetery, The Falls, Reverend Morley Bentley officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BLAIR, Chester Everett "Chet" – 90, North River, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Everett and Catherine (McLeod) Blair. Chet was a member of Trinity United Church, Onslow. Chet is survived by his daughter, Barbara (Chris) Roberts, Spring Bay, Ontario; son, Peter Blair, North River; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Joan Stewart (Butcher) Blair; sisters, Bessie (Victor) Ellison, Pearl (Carl) Matthews; brothers, Ralph (Evelyn) Blair, Jimmy (Truena) Blair. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Monday, July 4, 2016, Reverend Glenn MacLean officiated. Interment was in Watson Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

RUSHTON, William Roy - 79, Lower Debert, passed away Friday, July 1, 2016, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Lower Debert, he was a son of the late Burton and Kathleen (Selwah) Rushton. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Myrtle Alice (Johnson) Rushton; daughters, Pearl Bouley (Joe), Trenton, Ontario; Heather Baker (Glenn), Acton, Ontario; Wanda Vidito (Tim), Annapolis Valley; Stephanie Rushton, Lower Debert; grandchildren, Joanne, Jennifer, Evan, Victoria, Allison, Dawson, Eliza, Matthew; brother, Victor, Lower Debert; sister, Shirley Soley (Paul), Economy; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by a grandson, Jacob; sister, Joyce; brothers, Harold "Heddy" and Joe. A celebration of Roy’s life was held Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at Faith Baptist Church, Great Village, Pastor Steve Adams officiated. Interment was in Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GRAHAM, Clifford Kent "Cliff" - 89, Great Village, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born and raised in Debert, he was a son of the late Alfred and Stella (Barry) Graham. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Ruth Fraser; sons, Percy (Joy), Great Village; Stephen (Deanna), Little Dyke; daughter, Elizabeth (Betty) MacNeil, Great Village; step-children, Michael, Valerie, Penny and Victoria, all of Ontario; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sister, Jeanne (David) Large, Port Joli. Along with his parents, Clifford was predeceased by his first wife, Alfreda Spencer; younger brothers, Vaughan, Claire and Clarence. Graveside service was held Thursday, July 7, 2016, at Mahon Cemetery, Great Village, Reverend Dan Gunn officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MACKAY, Jean Layton (Spence) – Debert. It is with broken hearts accompanied by a deep feeling of thanksgiving and celebration for the gift of her life, that our family announces the death of Jean Layton (Spence) MacKay. She died peacefully in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, on July 10, 2016, at the age of 86. Daughter of Harry & Eliza Fisher, Londonderry, she was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Jean is survived by her beloved husband Dale MacKay; daughters, Bettie (Larry Alexander), Linda (Edward) Barnhill, Patti (Leo) Mooring, Donna (Ron Hall); sons, Ken (Deanna), Bob (Bev), Jim (Gwen), David (Cathy); step children, Dean, Paula, Natalie & Greg MacKay. 21 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren. Jean was predeceased by daughter-in-law, Ruth Spence as well as great-grand daughter Layla Margaret Spence. Jean retired from Snook’s Save Easy/Atlantic Superstore. She was a member of Debert United Church, UCW, volunteered with Colchester Stroke Club as well as with the Colchester Hospital Auxiliary. Cremation has taken place with no visitation by request. A Memorial Service in thanksgiving for Jean’s life was held July 13 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, with Rev. Carolyn Rushton, officiated. Private family interment followed the service in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. Donations may be made to the Colchester Stroke Club or the SPCA. Online messages of condolence at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com Mum was the foundation of our family. Her kind spirit, unwavering strength and stubborn warmth is carried in each of us – she will live forever in our hearts and memories.

MACLELLAN, Muriel Agnes – 84 of Truro passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on July 11, 2016 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Elmer "Pat" and Mary (Peterson) Brenton. She was the last surviving member of her family. Muriel went to school while raising her family and became a hairdresser, working at local salons until she went to Hillcrest Manor and worked as a hairdresser until her retirement. She loved tole painting and also did crocheting, knitting and needlepoint. She enjoyed bowling with the Seniors League of Bible Hill. Muriel loved all animals, cats, dogs, deer, etc. She especially loved being at her cottage in River John. Muriel will be sadly missed by her family and all who knew her. She is survived by her husband, James; children, Larry (Tammy), Ronald, Mark (Toni Kennedy), Jane Hart, Kathy Burgess, Jamie (Douglas) Crockett, Kelly (Phil) Malinas; grandchildren, Ryan and Jamie Burgess, Nathan, Jason and Adam MacLellan, Tiffany and Rebecca MacLellan, Amanda (Scott) Verge; step grandsons, Jason and Matthew Crockett; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Peter; sisters, Alma, Sis and Marie. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the SPCA. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

DONCASTER, John K. – Age 47, of Grande Prairie, Alta., and formerly of Oxford, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at home. Born in Springhill, he was a son of Russell Eric and Margaret (Mattinson) Doncaster, Collingwood. He was employed with Xerox for more than 25 years. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, the former Sharon Wood; a daughter, Jennifer, Oxford; a sister, Evelyn Doncaster, Collingwood; a brother, Michael (Karen), London, Ont.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service was held July 25, 2016 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, with Rev. Lloyd Bruce officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

GEDDES, Donald B. "Donnie" – Age 62, of Parrsboro passed away Thursday July 14, 2016 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late George and Hazel (MacDougall) Geddes. Donnie is survived by many friends and care providers. Funeral Service was held July 20, 2016 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Rev. Emmanuel Mutale officiated. Burial followed in Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the South Cumberland Community Care Centre Foundation or the Adult Day Program of SCCCC. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

HIGGINS, Grant Elmer – 81, Shortts Lake. We are saddened to announce the passing of Grant Elmer Higgins on Thursday, July 14, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born and raised in Crowes Mills, he was the son of the late Albert Esson and Grace Mae (Barnhill) Higgins. He is survived by his loving wife, Jill; his children, son, Stephen, Truro; daughter, Kenda (Brad), Ottawa, and his grandchildren, Kayla, Sara and Zachary; daughter, Tonda (Wade), Crowes Mills, and his step grandchildren, Alex and Brandon. He is also survived by his step children, Tracey, Todd and Tara and his step grandchildren, Alex, Brandon, Faith, Joe, Cooper, Owen, Maxine and Cash. As well, he is survived by his sister, Marlene (Donnie) MacKinnon and his brother-in-law, Robert (Bev) Murray, along with several nieces and nephews.  As well as his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Rona and Ruth. Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in First United Church, 711 Prince Street, Truro, Reverend Larry Harrison officiating. Interment was in Belmont Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

HARTLING, Donald Phillip, Truro. It is with very heavy hearts to announce the passing of Donald "Monkey" Phillip Hartling at the age of 55 on July 17, 2016 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro surrounded by family. Born in Halifax on July 16, 1961, Donnie grew up and spent his early years in Stellarton. He was the son of the late Gordon and Ruth (MacLeod) Hartling and was raised in the loving home of Kenny and Sheila Robinson. Donnie was greatly loved and will be sadly missed by the love of his life, Tammy (DeAdder) Hartling; sons, Michael (Viki) Bridgewater, Dale (Becca) Truro, Chad, Truro as well as his best friend and grandson, Harley Gorman. Donnie also leaves behind his sister,  Margaret (Stanley) Holland, Westville, in-laws Floyd and Mary DeAdder, Truro; sisters-in-law, Darlene DeAdder, Truro, Elisha (Dwight) Lynds, Truro; brothers-in-law, Michael (Angie) DeAdder, Debert and Shawn (Lisa) DeAdder, Edmonton; many nieces, nephews as well as a great niece and nephew. Funeral service was held July 21 at 2pm both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, with Rev. Virginia DeAdder, officiating. Reception followed in the funeral home. Donations in Donnie’s memory may be made to his family. Online messages of condolence at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CROWE, Michael Ross age 54, passed away from this life on July 19, 2016 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Palliative Care, Truro. With all his being Michael fought a valiant battle with cancer, a fight his family and friends can only be inspired by, this being the last gift he gave to the many that loved him. Michael was born and lovingly raised in Lanesville, Nova Scotia by his parents Ellen (Hartling) Crowe and the late Elmer "Andy" Crowe. Sundays will be recalled by Kim and the children of days spent close together with Michael as he cooked up some wild and tasty concoction while keeping a close eye on the NASCAR race. Another great love of Michael’s was Cape Breton Island where he spent a lot of time simply enjoying life whether sitting around a fire, boating on the Bras D’Or lakes or snowmobiling with Daniel in the Highlands; he embraced it all. He studied at the Nova Scotia Community College and earned a diploma in heavy duty mechanics. Through life’s twists and turns small engine repair, with a specialization in boats and snowmobiles, is where he honed his career skills. Unwavering dedication was shown by the best friends a person could hope for- Jerry, Janice, Nick, Randy, Allan, Patty, and Steven. Thank you is all we can say, thank you!  Dave Holder you stand in a class all your own, no words could describe all that you did for Michael and his family. Michael is survived by his rock and the love of his life, Kimberly (Donovan) Crowe, his adoring and cherished children, Amanda (Jeffrey) Ellis, Mary-Sarah, Daniel; grandson, Brodie Ellis; his adored and loving mother, Ellen, his siblings whom he loved dearly, Pat (Colin) MacLeod, Dennis (Andy) Crowe, Ricky (Diane) Crowe, Joanne and sister-in-law Marjorie Law; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Michael was predeceased by his brother Jimmy Crowe and his father, Elmer "Andy" Crowe; father-in-law, Joe Donovan. A celebration of life was held July 23rd in the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Rev. Mary White officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Colchester Hospice Society, the "We Care About Cancer" Fund % Colchester East Hants Health Centre Foundation, and Colchester East Hants Health Centre Palliative Care. Online condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BARNES, Gladys Margaret "Marg" – 88, Londonderry Station, passed away peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Marg was loved by many and is survived by her son, Ross and his wife, Sheila, Cornwall, PEI; grandson, Kristopher (Okyup), Cornwall, PEI; granddaughter, Kari, Charlottetown, PEI; great grandson, Kai; many nieces and nephews. She will be missed greatly by her sisters-in-law, Helen (late Osborn) Slack, Eleanor (late Mort) Slack and Joyce (Barnes) (late Everett) Welch. She was predeceased by her husband, Eugene; parents, Alvord and Emma (Atkinson) Slack; sister, Annie (Slack) Hamilton; brothers, Wylie, Osborn, Luke, Morton "Mort", and Ellis. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Friday, July 22, 2016, Pastor Melody Patriquin officiated. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Londonderry. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BEDFORD, Ethel Jean, – 91, Wynn Park Villa, Truro, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, July 20, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Lower Five Islands, she was a daughter of the late Millard and Freeda (Eagles) Lewis. Jean is survived by her step-daughters, Catherine (Allan) MacDonald, Valley; Ruth (Greg) Boone, Edmonton; step-sons, John (Judy) Bedford, Halifax; Charles (Lily) Bedford. Sydney; brothers, Addison (Eileen) Lewis, Moncton, New Brunswick; Harold (Lorna) Lewis, Truro; sister-in-law, Marge Lewis, Five Islands; 13 step grandchildren; 18 step great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Cecil MacBurnie; second husband, William Crossman; third husband, Alex Bedford; sisters, Ruth (Bernard) MacBurnie, Iva Lewis; brothers, Derald Lewis, Austin Lewis. Funeral service was held Friday, July 22, 2016, in The Peoples Church, 15 Elm Street, Truro, Pastor Bruce Steeves and Pastor Paul Bedford officiated. Interment was in Penial United Church Cemetery, Five Islands. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


 

July 2016

MCCUSPEY, Eunice E. – Age 78, of Apple River passed away Friday, May 27, 2016 at the Bayview Memorial Health Centre, Advocate Harbour. Born in Apple River, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Ruby (Rector) Spicer. She enjoyed knitting and quilting, crocheting, dancing, music and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Roderick, Apple River; sons, Wyman Wasson (Natalie), Bedford; Ross Wasson (Mary Ann), Aylesford;  a sister, Udevilla Donnelly, Moncton; brothers, Chesley, Ontario; Willis, Moncton; Blaine (Kathleen), Apple River;  Raymond (Anne), London, Ont.; Wesley (Delma), Halfway River; Wayne (Charlene), Memramcook; Dennis (Patsy), Irishtown, NB;  four grandchildren, four great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Scott Wasson; a brother, Ivan; granddaughter, Deanna. Funeral service was heldMay 31, 2016 at the Apple River Church, Rev. Lloyd Bruce officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to The Advocate Health Care Center, Advocate Cemetery Fund or a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

FULTON, Rose Gertrude - 97, long-time resident of Bass River, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Vimy Court Nursing Home, Bible Hill. Born in Portapique Mountain, Rose was the daughter of the late Allen Archibald and Rosabella (Cooke) Davison, and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by sons, Hedley (Ethel), East Mountain; Gerald (Dianne), Truro; Logan (Joan), Truro; Richard (Marilyn), Comox, BC; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Lloyd (2010); brothers, Archie, Earl; sisters, Pearl, Anne, Iva, Lily, and Winnifred. The family would like to express thanks to Dr Ewing for her many years of tremendous service to Rose and a special thanks for Dr. Rowe. Funeral service was held Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Lic. Larry Tirrell officiated. Following cremation, a family interment took place in Bass River Baptist Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

ROODE, Shirley Mae (Morrisey) – 69, Belmont. It is with broken hearts that the family of Shirley Roode announce her passing on Monday, May 30, 2016 at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, (CEHHC), after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Truro, she was the daughter of the late Charles Alonzo Morrisey and Pearl Edwina (Rumsey) Morrisey. She was the beloved wife and best friend of James Roode for 49 years, and loving sister to siblings, Blanche Priest, Pearl (Charles) Priest, Phyllis Harvey, Donna (Clint) Jamieson, Kathy (Harvey) Veniott, Lori Jean, Charles, Kenneth (Valerie) and Karl. She was a doting Aunt to Michele (Blair), Ashley (Matt), Krista-Leigh (Brad), Shelly (Parker), Kim (Cody), Amanda (Glenn), and Christopher (Jodi); Great Aunt to Brandon, Maddy, Harrison, Mya, Sofi, Katherine, Harland, Heath, Morgan, Emily and Victoria. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her brother-in-law, Eldon Priest. In keeping with Shirley’s wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation and a private family graveside committal service will be held in Belmont Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SOLEY, Claude G. – Age 81, of Five Islands passed away Monday, May 30, 2016 at the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Lower Economy, he was a son of the late Claude Graham Soley, Sr. and Iona (Eagles) Soley-Lohnes. In his younger years, he was a carpenter and labourer with Pelton’s Construction in Halifax. He later worked for Maritime Tel & Tel for 30 years retiring in 1990. He, along with his wife Doris, are well known for their street art that has been so warmly received throughout the area. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Doris Durant; sons, Peter (Janet), Bible Hill; Paul (Rhonda), Timberlea; sisters, Blanche Cleveland, Chemainus, B.C.; Margaret Wight, Calgary, Alta.; Judy Clarke, Nanton, Alta.; granddaughter, Taylor; grandsons, Jacob, Joseph and Michael; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, David Dale. As well, he was predeceased by his grandmother, Blanche Eagles, and special person, Addison "Tay" Taylor by whom he was raised from a young age. Funeral service was held June 4, 2016 at the Peniel United Church, Five Islands, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial in the Five Islands Baptist Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Peniel United Cemetery Fund. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

RAFUSE, Owen L. – Age 85, of Parrsboro passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Advocate Harbour, he was a son of the late Rufus and Marjorie (Morris) Rafuse. Owen served 23 years with Canadian Army having served in Korea and Germany, retiring from CFB Gagetown in 1972 to Parrsboro. He was very active during his retirement, and enjoyed camping and spending time with family. He is survived by his wife, the former Beverley "Bev" Davis; daughters, Carol Carr (Greg), Sussex, N.B.; Pamela Read (Terry MacDonald), Wyevale, Ont.; a son, Michael (Donna), Prospect; a sister, Delma Morris (Wesley Spicer), Halfway River; brothers, Norman (Jill), Parrsboro; Edwin (Frances), Advocate Harbour; grandchildren, Corey and Laura Ann Carr; Bradley, Bryan and Evan Rafuse; Bethany and Brendan Read; great grandchildren, Katie and Alex Carr, Kenton Watters; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Peter in 2009; sisters, Helena and Laura in infancy; brothers, Lawrence and Eric. A graveside memorial service was held June 4, 2016 at the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the South Cumberland Community Care Centre Foundation, Parrsboro or to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

SPENCER, Iona Theresa - 75, Spencer Point Road, Great Village, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Noel Shore, Hants County, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Hilda (Grono) Fahey. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Karl; daughter, Karla (Spencer) Askew, Enfield; grandson, Dylan Askew, Dartmouth; granddaughter, Brea Askew, Enfield; sister, Myrna Weir (Frank), Crowes Mills; brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Doris Spencer, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; sister-in-law, Velma Hines, Stewiacke, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Agnes Hill; brother, Alvis; mother and father-in-law, Clayton and Bertha Spencer. Funeral service was held Friday, June 3, 2016,  in Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Dan Gunn officiated. Interment was held in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com    

STEVENS, Roger Alan – Valley, Colchester County, passed away on May 31, 2016. Born in Riverside, New Brunswick, he was the son of Merrill and Sylvia Stevens. Roger worked for WMB for many years as a trucker. He was very dedicated to his work and often called trucking his "dream job." He enjoyed woodworking, bowling, hockey as well as baseball.

Roger is survived by his wife, Cindy; daughter, Vanessa (Torre) Richardson; sisters, Carol Milton (Parker), Diane Trites (Stephen), Marilyn Melanson (Earl), Heather Prescott (Terry); brothers, Stephen Stevens (Marilyn), Kenneth Stevens (Cindy), several nieces and nephews as well as a large extended family. A memorial service was held June 5 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Interment in Bible Hill Cemetery. Donations in Roger’s memory may be made to the Discovery Park Children’s Program at Immanuel Baptist Church. Online messages of condolence at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WILE, Donald Stewart – 91, Onslow Mountain passed away suddenly on June 3, 2016 at his home. Born in Windsor, he was the son of the late Harris and Annabelle (Johnstone) Wile. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Donald loved to sing but had a "tin ear". He had a generous and loving heart. He served as a "code-breaker" for the Royal Canadian Airforce during WWII. He worked for the Singer Sewing Company and co-owned Truro Electronics with his brother-in-law, Ken Wood. He worked as a part-time farmer and for Purina Feeds. He also worked as a carpenter and electrician for various companies in Truro. Donald was a very active member in the Truro Alliance Church. He is survived by his daughter, Sylvia (Elva) MacDonald, Upper Nine Mile River, Heather Harnish, Onslow Mountain; sons, Stephen (Heather) Calgary, Alta, David, Onslow Mountain; sister-in-law, Isobel Wile; brother-in-law, Ken (Jean) Wood; honorary daughter, Cathy (Joe) Merlin; grandchildren, Janessa (Aaron) Driedger, Shannon (Josh) Bartlett, Tiffany (Kyle) Harnish, Jeffery (Andrea) MacDonald, Jordan (Cameron) Birch, Jonathan MacDonald, Luke (Alyssa) Wile; twelve great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Venus; son-in-law, Kenneth Harnish; sisters and brothers. Funeral service was held June 8 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Scott Penner officiated. Interment in Sand Hill Cemetery, Upper Nine Mile River. IOn-line condolences at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SHEARER, Wesley Earle – 41, Debert. It is with broken hearts we have to say goodbye to our son, dad, brother, uncle and friend, Wesley Earle Shearer who passed away Saturday, June 4, 2016 as a result of a tragic accident. Wesley was born in Truro, the only son of Roach and Leona (Weatherbee) Shearer. Wes loved digging clams, hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, movie marathons with his kids, jettas, Dave’s hot sauce and his camo crocs. Wes traveled to Cuba and was employed in Alberta but "never wanted to go far enough away that he couldn’t walk home". Back home in Belmont, he was employed as a carpenter with Davey Green Construction. Wesley is survived by the center of his universe, his children, Madison and Brody; sisters Carrie (Shawn) Densmore, Daphne (Jamie Spencer), Jolene (Davey) Green; nieces and nephews, Sara, Brooke, Calvin, Marlee, Nina and Grayson and mother of his children, Judy Gamble; special mention to his cousin/best friend/ mentor, Jocelyn Duguay; grandmother, Florence Shearer. He was predeceased by grandparents, Alex Shearer, Earle and Muriel Weatherbee. A celebration of life was held June 9 with words of remembrance from Wes’ family at 7 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Donations may be made in trust to Wes’ children. Condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SNOWDON, Kenneth "Ken" – Age 87 of Parrsboro passed away on Monday, June 6, 2016 at home. Born at Montreal, he was a son of the late Norman and Mary (Callaghan) Snowdon. Ken joined the Canadian Army after two years in the Government Civil Service. Enlisting in the RCOC and after basic training in Montreal, he was posted to Montreal RCOC Depot, then to Ottawa RCOC Depot. In 1949 Ken volunteered for SAS (Special Air Service), where he received his first experience of parachuting. Ken formally received his wings in 1949. SAS subsequently was disbanded, when he was posted to RCOC parachute depot in Shilo, Manitoba. He soon qualified as a parachute rigger and served as a rigger with R22R in Valcartier, Quebec from 1950 to 1952. He decided to re-badge to the Van Doo’s in order to see action in Korea, where he served for 14 months. Upon his return from Korea, he served with the Queen’s Own Rifles in Calgary, Germany, Victoria and Cypress. Following additional tours in Germany and Winnipeg with the 2nd PPCLI, he was posted to Canadian Forces Recruit School in Cornwallis, from where he retired in 1976 as Master Warrant Officer. Among the many awards Ken received, the accolades he was most proud were Parachute Wings (1949), Special Service Medal, NATA Special Service Medal, UN Service Medal, Peacekeeping Medal, Korea Service Medal (1952), UN Cyprus, Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal and Canadian Forces Decoration and Clasp. Following his retirement and after a short time living in Cornwallis, Ken and his beloved Nellie settled in Parrsboro in 1984. For many years, Ken and Nellie spent their winters in Zephyrhills, Florida, where Ken served as President of the Valleydale Retirement Community from 1997 to 2007. He served on the Board of Directors of the Parrsborough Shore Historical Society, was a member of the Parrsboro Golf Club and Parrsboro Legion Branch No. 45. He was also a member of Minas Lodge No. 67, Parrsboro, Philae Temple (Shriner) and Preceptory Mount Zion No 73. Ken was an active member of his community and was a volunteer ‘Mr. Fixit’ to so many local organizations, such as St. George’s Anglican Church and the Ottawa House in Parrsboro. He was deservedly awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and a Provincial Volunteer of the Year Award for his many contributions to his community. Ken will be greatly missed by his family, many friends and the entire community. He is survived by a sister, June Rose, Barrie, Ont.; a brother, David Simpson (Valerie), Montreal; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Nellie in 2011; sisters, Vera, Ella; brothers, Donald, Norman. Funeral service was held June 13, 2016 at St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro, the Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Parrsborough Shore Historical Society or St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

SPENCER, Jay A. – Age 53, of Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Monday, June 6, 2016 at home. Born in Midale, Sask., he was a son of the late Dean and Jean (Taylor) Spencer. Jay was the recipient of a double lung transplant in 2011, that gave him 5 precious years that he enjoyed to the fullest. He is survived by a sister, Deborah Beal (Herb), Parrsboro; brothers, David (Anne), Londonderry; Bob, Gerry, both of Parrsboro; several nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held June 10, 2016 at St. George’s Anglican Cemetery, Rev. Emmanuel Mutale officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Legacy of Life: Nova Scotia Organ and Tissue Donation Program. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

BOWDEN, Maxwell A. - Age 97, of Diligent River passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Glasgow Mountain, he was a son of the late Albert and Eva (Varner) Bowden. He is survived by a daughter, Theresa; sons, Chris; Wyman (Brenda); Danny; a sister, Ruby Yorke; 10 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Doris Hatfield in 2005; sisters, Greta and Adelaide; brothers, Hazen, Donald, Hugh, Guy and Glendon. A private family graveside service will be held at the Diligent River Baptist Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Chignecto Manor, Advocate Harbour or to the South Cumberland Community Care Centre Foundation, Parrsboro. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

BURSCOUGH, Gary "Cow" – Age 61, of Parrsboro passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Weston, Ont., he was a son of the late Eric and Ada (Young) Burscough. While in Ontario, Gary worked in the printing business as a plate maker. Upon moving to Parrsboro, he worked at the Parrsboro IGA, with City Pavement Markings and the Ships Company Theatre. He was also a drummer with the band, NSF. He is survived by his companion, Rosie Blenkhorn; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert. Funeral service was held Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, the Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating. Burial in St. George’s Anglican Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

BROWN, Brian R. – Age 67, of Moncton and formerly of New Salem, NS passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at home. Born in Advocate Harbour, he was a son of the late Basil and Dorothy (Berry) Brown. Brian retired from the Moncton High School as a dedicated stationary engineer. He is survived by a sister, Valerie Henderson (David), Moncton; brothers, Eric Brown, Oakville, Ont.; David (Violet), Kingston, Ont.; brother-in-law, Fred Steeves, Moncton; nieces and nephews, Peter (Martina), Holly, Connor and  Cameron Brown; Angie (Kevin), Sarah and Ryan MacKnight. He was predeceased by a sister, Annie Steeves; a brother, Frederick. Funeral Service was held June 21, 2016 at the Spencer’s Island Union Church, with Pastor Valerie Henderson officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Cherryfield Baptist Church (Syrian Family Fund), Moncton. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MCLELLAN, Denzil W. - Age 95, of Truro, and formerly of Economy, Toronto and Parrsboro passed away Monday, June 20, 2016 at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Economy, he was a son of the late John A. and Vera (Marsh) McLellan. Denzil was a veteran of the Second World War serving five years in Scotland with the Forestry Corp. He later was employed as a land surveyor with the Toronto General Burying Grounds for 37 years. Upon his retirement, he was a member of Parrsboro Legion Branch No. 45 and Minas Masonic Lodge, Parrsboro. He is survived by his wife, Muriel (McLellan) McLellan; a daughter, Sharon McLellan-Bisson (Maurice), Pont-Rouge, Qué.; sons, David McLellan, Ottawa, Ont.; Eric McLellan (Janet), Markdale, Ont.; John A. McLellan (Kim Corlett), Ottawa, Ont.; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, LeRoy and Harvey. Private family service will be held 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

CREELMAN, Helen Marguerite – 89, Little Bass River, passed away peacefully, with loving family at her side, on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Bridgewater, she was a daughter of the late Edmund and Annie (Crouse) Wamboldt. Helen is survived by her sons, Craig (Yvonne) Creelman, Little Bass River; Ralph (Angie) Creelman, Valley; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sisters, Irene Johnson, Bible Hill; Audrey Crouse, Conquerall Mills; Frances Schnare, Lunenburg; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Douglas Rupert Creelman; daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne (Hubert) Castonguay; sister, Mary MacKenzie; brothers, Everette, Earl, Harold, Theodore, Harvey, Avery, Arnold and Aubrey Wamboldt. Funeral service was held Friday, June 24, 2016, at Riverside United Church, 5577 Highway 2, Bass River, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison and Pastor Steve Adams officiated. Private family 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

BARNHILL, Frederick Homer, age 84, Central Onslow, Colchester County passed away peacefully on June 22, 2016 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro surrounded by his loving family. Born on March 17, 1932 in Debert, he was the son of the late Charles Homer and Edna (Lockhart) Barnhill. He is survived by his loving wife, Jean (Langille) of 61 years; son, Frederick "Scott"; daughter, Marianne (Gary) Cullip; granddaughters, Gina (Michael) Peppard, Kelsey MacDonald, all of Belmont; brother, Wendell (Marian); several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Phyllis Putnam. Fred grew up in Debert above the Barnhill’s General Store which was owned and operated by his father, Homer. Fred attended the Success Business College in Truro after which he worked at the Tatamagouche Creamery where he met his wife Jean. He then purchased to own and operate Phil Miller Electric Ltd., Truro and retired at the age of 55. Upon his retirement he operated Tidal Bore Tractor from his home in Central Onslow. He and his wife along with brother, Wendell were founding members of the local Chapter T, GWRRA. Fred also had a passion for pool and golf. He was known for his impromptu speeches, welcoming personality and gentleman like ways. He was always imparting life lessons to his children and grandchildren. In the most recent years he has frequented the VON Adult Day Program where he earned the name "Ambassador" for welcoming new participants to the program. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held June 27th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Glenn MacLean officiating. There was a private family interment. On-line condolences at www.ColchesterCommunity.com


 

June 2016

BRUNET, Dorothy – 92, passed away on April 25, 2016 at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro after a brief illness. She was born in Lower Debert on March 10, 1924 to John and Ella (McNeill) Lynds. She spent her youth on the family farm helping to raise her many pets. She especially looked forward to the Saturday shopping trips to Great Village and the general store where she could fill her pockets with 2 cents worth of candy. She moved to Truro where she met Eugene MacIntosh. Son, Glenn and daughter, Heather were soon to follow. Dorothy operated a successful beauty salon during the late 1950’s until 1964 when she moved to Montreal. Her second husband, Henry Leith traveled across the Eastern US where she enjoyed living in Clearwater, Florida, Saginaw Michigan, and Roanoake, Virginia amongst other locations. She married her third husband Maurice Brunet in 1990. Mo and Dorothy enjoyed their twilight years in Montreal spending time with Mo’s three daughters Cathy, Jennifer and Christine. Dorothy and Mo moved to Truro in 2008 to be closer to her family. Dorothy is survived by her son Glenn MacIntosh and daughter in law Joanne; her daughter Heather MacIntosh with whom she shared a special bond. Also surviving are grandchildren Jodi MacIntosh Graham, Kelly MacIntosh Scott, Rob MacIntosh and their spouses Chris Graham, Sara Dickie MacIntosh and Robb Scott all of Truro as well as  Heather’s children Trevor Marriott (wife Karen) of Ontario and Peter Marriott, Truro. She will be missed by her 12 great grandchildren Brooke, Jonathan, Dallyce, Jayden, Maia, Ella, Griffen, Turner, Owen, Alex, Kevin and Isabelle;  niece, Joan Tomkins and nephew Neil Lynds, Truro. She was predeceased by former husbands,  Eugene MacIntosh (2000), Henry Leith (1988) and Maurice Brunet (2012) as well as brother, Frank Lynds, Debert (sister in law Ursulla), and Carl Lynds (sister in law Jenny), Truro. Donations may be made to the S.P.C.A. or Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Truro. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Condolences may be made by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MORRISEY, Pearl Edwina (Rumsey)  97, Truro, formerly of Belmont. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Pearl Edwina Morrisey, on Thursday April 28, 2016, at Wynn Park Villa, Truro, surrounded by her loving family.  Born in Lawrencetown, Annapolis County, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Blanche (Balcom) Rumsey. She was the loving mother of daughters: Blanche Priest, Pearl (Charles) Priest, Shirley (Jim) Roode, Phyllis Harvey, Donna (Clint) Jamieson, Kathy (Harvey) Veniott, Lori Jean; sons: Charles, Kenneth (Valerie), Karl; cool grandmother with a great sense of humour to seven grandchildren: Krista-Leigh (Brad), Shelley (Parker), Michele (Blair), Kim (Cody), Christopher (Jodi), Ashley (Matt), Amanda (Glenn) and eleven great-grandchildren: Brandon, Maddy, Harrison, Mya, Sofi, Katherine, Harland, Heath, Morgan, Emily, Victoria. She is also survived by a special niece and nephew, Carolyn MacPhee of Edmonton, Alberta, and Hugh Struthers, Ontario, as well as cousins, Minnie (Bob) Sowerby, Kentville, and Phyllis Hinchcliffe, Wynn Park Villa. A private family service was held under the direction of Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Henry Boehm officiated. Interment was held in Belmont Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

HAMILTON, Kathryn Shirley – 81, Lower Onslow. It is with fragile hearts that we, Kathryn's family, announce her passing on the sunshine filled morning of Friday, April 29, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Kathryn and her husband, Edsel, raised two children, Gregory Ward Hamilton, Amherst, and Melanie Jane MacBean, Truro, and welcomed Melanie's husband, their chosen son, John Michael Anderson MacBean, with open arms into their family. Along with her husband, children and many dear friends, Kathryn is survived by precious nieces and nephews whom she adored as well as their families. Along with her parents, Kathryn was predeceased by her sister, Bette Chisholm, and her beloved niece, Cherie Elizabeth Brown. Graveside service for family and friends was held at Terrace Hill Cemetery, Kaulback Street, Truro, at on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, Reverend Glenn MacLean officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

FAULKNER, Everett Chester - 84 of Lower Economy, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 surrounded by his family at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Five Islands he was the son of the late Ella (Alkern) and Chester Faulkner. He worked at Fairey Aviation and retired as Atlantic Claims Manager after 38 years with Sovereign Insurance. Everett was happiest when the Faulkner home was full with friends and his family. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis (Anderson), daughter, Debbie (George) Andrews; sons, George (Sue) and Greg (Lisa). His greatest joys were his grandchildren, Danny Andrews (Emma), Amy Andrews (Dean), Stephen Faulkner (Jennifer), Beth Faulkner and his great grandchildren Gracelynn Andrews, Owen Faulkner, Riley Faulkner and Dylan Andrews. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service was held May 3 in the Economy Cemetery, Economy, NS with Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiating. A reception was held at the Economy Recreation Center following the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Condolences to the family may be made by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

DELANEY, Winnifred Mellena Ruth (1942-2016) passed away on May 1st, 2016 surrounded by the family she loved very much. She was a devoted wife to Thomas Delaney and loving mother to her children Glenda Conrad, Glen Delaney, Pamela (Gary) Lynds, Allen Delaney, and James Delaney. She will be remembered with love by her grandchildren Tanya Conrad, Jessica Conrad, Colby Delaney, Cydney Delaney, Rylan Sachs, step grandchildren Jannetta Boomer, Chris Boomer, Tasha Stokdijk, Melissa Porter, as well as her great grandchildren who she loved so very much. She will also be remembered fondly by her brothers and sisters; Jim, Guy, Leonard, Bill, Ron, Charlie, Tim, Fred, Mary, Claire, Joyce, Doris. She was predeceased by her sisters, Vona and June, her mother, Gertrude and her father, James. The family would like to send a special thanks to her doctors and nurses in Palliative Care at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, they were wonderful and she spoke very highly of them. A special thanks to her sister, Doris and her nieces Kim, Trish and Celene for all you have done. Cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service was held May 4th, 2016 in Onslow Island Cemetery with Pastor Ken Fillmore, officiating. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

LYNDS, Darren Edward – 48, Belmont, passed away peacefully at home on May 2, 2016. Darren was employed with Purolator for over 20 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time on Belmont Mountain. Known to most as "Pickle", Darren had a great sense of humour and loved spending time with his friends and his late dog "Maggie." He will be missed by many family and friends who knew him. Darren is survived by father, Kenneth (Shirley), Bible Hill; brother, Edward (Elisa Levi) Lynds, Toronto, Ontario; sister, Tracey Lynds, Montreal, Quebec; uncles, Charles (Granetta) Duguay as well as Russell and Bruce Lynds; special aunt, Nellie Ward; nephews Denver and Dakota; nieces, Edith and Ena. Darren also leaves behind special friend, Sara Wells, as well as many cousins. He was predeceased by his mother, Joyce Duguay; paternal grandparents, Ruby and Ed Lynds; maternal grandparents, Ena and Frank Duguay. A Celebration of Life was held May 8th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Family flowers only. Donations in Darren’s memory may be made to the SPCA or charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to Darren’s family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BOYCE, Ronald Frank - 1923 – 2016. Ron died May 3rd in Truro, Nova Scotia where he lived most of his life. Born August 24, 1923 on Copps Avenue in Amherst, he moved to the Truro area at age three. Ron joined the 2nd BN NNSH of the NPAM in 1940, transferring to Regular Army in October 1942. After attaining the rank of Lieutenant, he served overseas with the 1st BN NNSH as Platoon Commander. He was wounded during the crossing of the Rhine River at the Battle of Bienen on March 25, 1945 where he bravely led and protected his men. He was discharged from the army in August 1945. He was very proud of being a North Nova and was a member of the Memory Club until it was disbanded in 2005 when there were only a few members left. We believe Dad was the last surviving North Nova. On May 2, 1946, Ron joined the Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League that became the Royal Canadian Legion in 1961. He remained an active member until his death, serving as President of Branch 26 in 1966 and being made a Life Member in 1985. He served on many committees including 43 years on the Grave Decorating Committee and as a trustee for five years. In 1995 he was awarded the Legion’s highest honour, the Meritorious Service Medal, and in 2005, the Palm Leaf was added. He was especially proud of his 70-year pin. Ron joined the Independent Order of Oddfellows in 1949 and, together with his wife Marg, they traveled to meetings and met other members from all over Canada and the United States. Ron served as Noble Grand of Phoenix Lodge No. 50, PCP of Mount Seir Encampment No. 18, PGP, PGR of the Grand Encampment, and on the General Military Council of the Patriarchs Militant as Military Advisor for Canada attaining the rank of Major General. Ron was proud of his Grand Decoration of Chivalry (the highest award). He was also a member of the Rebekahs. Ron was a member of First United Church where he served on the Board of Stewards, Manse Committee, Tellers, Ushers. He served as the Boy Scout District Commissioner for Colchester County following the war and was awarded the Scouters Long Service Medal. He was active on many committees and served as President of the Douglas Street School Parent Teachers Association. Ron is survived by his wife of 65 years, Margaret Florence (MacDonald), and their five children, twelve grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren: Son Ron and wife Susan (Grand Prairie, AB), their children Blythe Froh and husband Ian and children Liam and Katherine, Aimee Desiatnyk and husband Ryan and children Ella and Aliyah; Daughter Leslie Burrows and husband Jim (Green Oak, NS), their children Hannah, Catherine and partner Kevin, Alexander and partner Lacey; Son Jim and Barb (Onslow, NS) and their children Jennifer Harvey and husband Chad and son Valeryk, Michael and wife Sam and daughter Sierra; Son Peter and Lani (Victoria, BC) and their children Robyn Condron and husband Ian, Alex and partner Mariah, Cameron; Son Tom and partner Kelly (Valley, NS) and his children Rachel, Scott and partner Brandi. Ron is also survived by his siblings: Doug, Helen McNeil, Charlie and wife Dell, Flo Weatherbee and husband Vince, Ralph and partner Audrey, Grace, Sydney and wife Irene, George and wife Linda. Also, brother-in-law Lauchie MacDonald. Ron was predeceased by his parents Charles Hilton Boyce and Harriett Elizabeth Magdeline (Hay) Boyce; brothers Ernest (stillborn), Charles David (14 months), Robert (stillborn), Bill and wife Lillian (Toot); great-granddaughter Bryanna Froh; brothers-in-law Charles McNeil, Ron Moore; sisters-in-law Eileen Boyce and Vivian MacDonald. Thanks are extended to Drs. Berghuis and Locke for their care over the years and to the amazing staff at Wynn Park Villa, especially to Shalene and her team. Your support, care, kindness and love will always be remembered. At the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, a Legion Memorial Service took place, followed by visitation until 9 pm. A Celebration of Life was held May 9th. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com  Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26, the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.

Robinson, Marion Gertrude - 88, East Village, Colchester County. It is with fragile hearts that we, Marion’s family, announce her passing on Friday, May 6, 2016, with her family by her side, at Debert Court, Debert. Marion was born in Parrsboro and was a daughter of the late Major and Lena (Alexander) Spencer. She is survived by her son, Lester (Mildred), Masstown; daughters, Ethel Turner (Gerry), Great Village, Elsie Robinson-DeBay (Kirk), East Village; grandchildren, Gerika, Anastasiat, Kirk, Mark; sister, June Dembenski; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Aubrey Clayton Robinson; brothers, Claude and Clayton; sister, Rhonda. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Tuesday, May 10, 2016, Reverend Carolyn Rushton officiated. Interment was held in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CROSSMAN, Lindsay D. – Age 68, of Grand Valley, Ont., and formerly of Ward’s Brook passed away suddenly on Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Headwater Health Care Centre, Orangeville, Ont. Born in Kirkland Lake, Ont., he was a son of the late Stanley and Ethel (Lingard) Crossman. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Donna Mosher; a son, Jason (Sandra); sisters, Viny DeWitt (Bill), Moncton; Paulette McCully, Ward’s Brook; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held in Orangeville on May 16, 2016. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

KEAN, Edith Lillian - (80 yrs), Upper Onslow. Born in Wallace Bay. It is with the heaviest hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Edith Lillian Kean on May 15, 2016 in Truro. She was the hearth of our family and home and is deeply missed by us all. Edith, affectionately known as Edie (Mum, Grandma and Dee Dee), was a loving and devoted spouse to her surviving husband, Leo Kean, of 60 years; a beautiful and caring mother of four sons - Trevor, Andrew, Robert and Ian (Rina); and a tender and adoring grandmother to Shae (5 yrs), Liam (9 yrs) and Lhazin (13 yrs). She is also survived by her brother, Charles (Carol) Lang whom she was supportive and loved dearly and her sister-in-law Joan Lang Dolliver. Edie, cherished her extended-family including aunt and great aunt, and the many nieces, nephews and great nephews scattered across the country. Along with her parents, she is predeceased by brothers Collin MacKenzie Lang and Graham Earnest Lang. Although there will be no formal service, all were invited to an Open House to honour Edith's Life at the family home, 103 Granville Drive, Upper Onslow on May 21 from 12-2:30pm. Private family Interment will follow. Donations in Edith’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WAGSTAFF, Marguerite N. – Age 92, of Port Greville passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Port Greville, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Agnes "Flossie" (Tibbetts) Allen. Marguerite was a graduate of Mount Saint Vincent University. She was a long serving member of the Grace United Church U.C.W., Port Greville. She and Millard recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in March. She will truly be missed by her family and many friends. She is survived by her husband, Millard; daughters, Pamela Harvey (Cyril "Rick"); Sandra Field (Brian); a son, Neale (June), all of Port Greville; 7 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 1 step-great grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews; former daughter-in-law, Gail Wagstaff, Port Greville. She was predeceased by a brother, Chester. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the VON Cumberland or to the Grace United Church, Port Greville. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WEATHERBY, Howard Alvin – age 89, Londonderry passed away May 20, 2016 in Elk Court, Brookfield. Born in Manitoba, he was the son of the late Norman and Lillian (Truscott) Weatherby. He retired from the Department of Highways. He is survived by his wife, Mary (Forhan);  sons, Jim (Karen), Daniel (Fran), Jerry (Bonnie),  Todd; daughters, Florence (Steve) Adams,  Sandra (Danny) Wesley, Glenda (Doug) Campbell, Patricia (Ron) Zimmerman, Peggy Hodge, Pamela Keating; thirty-one grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; sisters, Carmeletta (Robert) Legere,  Shirley MacCabe, Norma (Joe) Lambourne, Joan (Roger) Langille, Linda (Ed) Niles; brothers, Charles (Audrey), Arnold; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Loretta Smith; brother, Arthur. Howard’s family would like to thank the staff of Elk Court, the VON and all of Howard’s caregivers. Funeral service was held May 23 in Faith Baptist Church, Great Village, Pastors Steve Adams and Doug Campbell officiating. Interment in Mahon Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in Howard’s memory may be made to Faith Baptist Church or the Alzheimers Society of NS. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

ARMSWORTHY, Roy Francis – age 93, Springhill, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2016 in High-Crest Nursing Home, Springhill. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Wilfred B. and Gertrude (MacPherson) Armsworthy. Roy was a veteran of the Second World War and served in Europe during D-Day. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Truro. He retired as a manager of Sobey’s after 38 years of service. Roy was a member of the United Church of Canada wherever he lived. Some of his passions included ballroom dancing, golfing, fishing, hunting, bowling and curling. He is survived by children Eileen (Joe Gallant) Armsworthy, Summerside, P.E.I., Aubrey (Wanda), Amherst; siblings, Dorothy (Marshall) Farrell, Dartmouth, Vera Lynds, Truro, Paul (Jean), Belmont, Gordon (Loretta), Ont., Carl (Nickie), Dartmouth, Ramona (Ralph) Day, Truro, Sheila (Donnie) Lynds, North River; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces, and nephews. Beside his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth (Betty) Brown; sister, Audrey; brother, Herman. No visitation by request. A Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26 Tribute will be held Tuesday, May 24 at 2 pm followed with a memorial service at 2:15 pm, both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, Rev. Mary White officiating. Reception to follow. Interment in Belmont Cemetery. A special thank you to the staff of Centennial Villa, Amherst and High-Crest Nursing Home, Springhill. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of NS, the Lung Association of NS or to a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WHALEN, James William "Jim"  87, Truro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Newcastle, New Brunswick, he was a son of the late James and Mary (O’Brien) Whalen. He was a founding member of Cobequid District Fire Brigade where he served as firefighter and steward. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Mary Edith "DeeDee" (Savoy); children, Chris (Andrea) Whalen, Moncton, New Brunswick; David (Louise) Whalen, Saint John, New Brunswick; Liane Whalen (David DeWolfe), Truro; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jonathan, Jessica, Alex, Brandyn; great grandchildren, Anisya, Chance, Aidan, Samantha, Dallas; brother, Terry (Hazel) Whalen, Newcastle, New Brunswick; brother-in-law, Richard "Dick" Rafferty, Moncton, New Brunswick; numerous nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Agnes Rafferty; brothers, John (Bernice) Whalen, Joseph "Joe" Whalen. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro, Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiated. Interment was held in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, 125 Robie Street, Truro. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

ARNFAST, Karen Leigh  72, Valley, Colchester County, passed away peacefully, with loving family at her side, on Monday morning, May 23, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, she was the only daughter of the late Arthur Leonard and Mary Catherine (Kingan) Earle and was raised in Sydney. Her professional career included work for a Federal Government program providing computerized record-keeping for farms businesses in central Nova Scotia.  Karen made many close connections with the farmers and their families that she visited regularly. Karen is survived by her loving husband, David; children, Esben (Monique) Arnfast, Valley; Patricia "Pat" (Richard) Ansell, Eastern Passage; Paul (Faye) Arnfast, Truro; grandchildren, Kimberley (Mike), Benjamin, Oliver; great grandchild, Myles. Funeral service was held Friday, May 27, 2016, at First United Church, 711 Prince Street, Truro. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


 

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