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Galway, Clara

Clara MacLaughlin (Starratt) Galway of Listowel, at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at the age of 97 years.

Loving wife of Roy Galway for almost 73 years.  Mother of Jim Galway & Meg Shuebrook of St. Clements, Mi (Margaret) & Roddy Faulkner of Bass River, NS, and Peter Galway & Janice Hodder of Listowel.  Grandmother of Dan Galway & Angie Vaughan, Abe Galway & Tanya Lee, Jason & Tessa Faulkner, Jodi Faulkner, and Megan & Dustin Eberle, and great-grandmother of Alexander, Kalen, Addy, Amaya, and Alivia.  Sister of Barbara Hood of Truro, NS.  Predeceased by sisters Evelyn McLellan and Joyce Starratt.

One of 4 daughters born and brought up in Bass River, Nova Scotia by her parents James and Jenny (MacLaughlin) Starratt. She attended NSAC where she was the only female in her class, and later went on to MacDonald college (McGill) where she received a BSc in horticulture.  It was there she met her future husband Roy.

Clara had three children and was a stay at home mom until she initiated a garden center at the co-op and worked there as the manager for 25 years, giving out much sought-after advice. She also taught many courses and seminars in gardening and landscaping over the years.

Clara loved her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren dearly and they meant the world to her. She loved life and always treated people with respect, dignity and caring.

Music was a very large part of her life.  She sang in the church choir up until recently, and also sang in the church choir in Bass River with her mother and three sisters until her mother’s death.  She and her sisters continued on singing, becoming well known up and down the Cobequid Bay as " The Starratt Sisters".  Clara also was a member of both the Concert Singers and the Bell handchoir at her church.

A very committed member of Trinity United Church, Listowel, Clara was very involved with the UCW, also volunteering for many activities, church dinners and funerals. She served on the board in many different capacities, one of her many accomplishments is the beautiful Christmas backdrop she built for the church sanctuary around 1958, and it still adorns the church today.  Clara was very active in Scouting Canada for 25 plus years serving as a Cub leader and attending many conferences and seminars.

Also an enthusiastic curler, Clara was still curling at the age of 95. At that time, she was recognized as the oldest active curler in Ontario. As a skip, she led her teams to many victories over the years. Through curling she made many friends and helped many beginners get started in the sport

Clara spent her summers at the cottage in Little Bass River, where many activities took place, many family suppers and nightly card games, and also doing things with her sister Barb. She was also a painter, a fabulous seamstress and an active golfer well into her years.

A Celebration of Clara’s life will be held at Trinity United Church, Listowel, on Thursday, May 14th at 11:00 a.m.  Rev. Steven Cox officiating.  Reception to follow.

Interment in Riverside United Cemetery, Colchester County, Nova Scotia.

Memorial donations to Trinity United Church, Listowel, or Riverside United Church, Bass River, would be appreciated.  On-line condolences at www.eatonfuneralhome.ca

Online condolences may be left at www.eatonfuneralhome.ca

PRIEST, Donald Stuart - 79, Economy, passed away quietly on Monday, February, 10, 2020 at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Economy, he was the son of the late Robert and Evelena (Newton) Priest. He is survived by daughters, Sheila (Jason) McCulloch, Ontario; Patricia (Donny) Reid, Tammy (Phil) Dean, Nova Scotia; sister, Donna Colburn, British Columbia; grandchildren, David, Anthony, Nayomie, Ryan, Corey, Kevin, Kyle, Christopher; six great grandchildren. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Vivian; brother in-law, Percy Bethune; mother’s life partner, James Welton. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Friday, February 14, 2020, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Spring interment in Economy Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

PATTON, Prescott Sidney "Sonny" - 83, Central Onslow, passed away with his family and Goldie by his side, on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was the son of the late Edison and Frances (Cameron) Patton. Sonny started his own successful business, Patton’s Plumbing and Heating in 1970. He is survived by his partner of 25 years, Goldie Killen as well as daughters, Susan (Irwin) Stewart, Valley; Kelly Rushton, Truro Heights; sons, Ricky Patton, Truro; Edison (Lisa) Patton, North River; grandchildren, Krystle, Scott, Janelle, Andrew, Leesa, Mitch, Jensen, Sidney, Camryn; great grandchildren, Ryker, Rory, Chloe; sister, Delma Morrisey, Truro. Sonny was predeceased by his wife, Eileen (Kane); daughter, Cathy Patton-Chisholm; son-in-law, Wade Rushton. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where a celebration of Sonny’s was held on Monday, February 24, 2020. Interment in Onslow Island Cemetery at a later date.  Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

COUPAR, Elizabeth (Bette), Halifax, formerly of Truro. In celebration of a life well-lived, the family of Bette Coupar announce her passing on Monday, February 24, 2020 in Northwood in Halifax. The daughter of the late Viola Hare, Bette was born in Halifax on December 17th and passed the age of 29 a few times! She was predeceased by her loving husband of 52 years, John; her eldest daughter, Jeanne (Mike) Lipton, son-in-law, Andrew Forbes (Sandra); her sisters, Eva and Tracy and her brother, Bev. Bette is survived by her daughter, Sandra Forbes, Alberta; son, Jack (Brenda) Coupar, Dartmouth; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. Bette lived most of her life in Bible Hill - she loved her community and everyone there. She began her working life at Stanfield’s then completed a secretarial program and was employed at DND Debert. Bette was very outgoing and loved to dance. She participated in the Tuxedo Dancers tap dancing group and performed at many of the exhibitions throughout Nova Scotia and PEI. She then met and married John Coupar upon his return from WWII and by his side, they built a very successful landscape and nursery business - Coupar’s Nursery Ltd. in Bible Hill, which lasted for 75 years. During that time, she also nursed at Weir’s Nursing Home, was a Real Estate agent and co-owned a dress shop. She also managed a number of apartment buildings that she owned for many years. A firm believer in continuing education, Bette attended Dalhousie University later in life, graduating at the age of 55 with a Bachelor of Science degree, of which she was very proud. Bette was an avid volunteer and was one of the founding members of St. George’s Anglican Church in Bible Hill where she was the treasurer for many years. She was also a member of the Ladies Hospital Auxiliary, a ‘Rotarian Ann’ and a member of the Red Hatters Society. She will be greatly missed. A visitation was held March 1st beginning at 1p.m. until time of service at 2p.m., both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Dr. Peter Reid officiating. Spring burial will take place in Terrace Hill Cemetery, Truro. The family would like to thank the fabulous staff at Northwood who were so good to her and provided her with great care. Donations may be made to the Colchester Hospital Auxiliary https://www.colchesterhospitalauxiliary.ca/ or Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, https://dmrf.ca/ways-to-give/. Online condolences www.ColchesterCommunity.com

ORGAN, Audrey Pearl "Dixie" – 94, Truro, passed away peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, March 4, 2020, at Debert Court, Debert. Born in Central Onslow, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Mary Edith (MacGregor) Dickson. Pearl is survived by her grandchildren, Matthew Douglas Seaman, Red Deer, Alberta; Devon Kyla Skretting, Lethbridge, Alberta; seven great grandchildren; brother-in-law, John Rosevear, Knowlton, Quebec; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Rexford Kingsley "Rex" Organ; daughters, Carol Joyce Seaman, Diana Grace Organ; sister, Irene (Arthur) Pratt. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Tuesday, March 10, 2020, The Reverend Lori Ramsey officiated. Spring interment in Onslow Island Cemetery, Central Onslow. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BENNETT, Margaret R. – Age 79, of New Salem passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Spicer’s Cove, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Gladys (Allen) Robinson. She is survived by a daughter, Theresa Bennett, Parrsboro; sons, Mike (Patricia), New Salem; Jimmy, Advocate Harbour; Timothy, Parrsboro; Nicky (Tammy), Parrsboro; a sister, Robina Crossman; grandchildren, Jesse, Robyn, Matthew, Katlynn, Alex, Kyle, Jacob, Trinity; a great-granddaughter, Aria Rose; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Delbert; sisters, Alice Maude; Laura Mae; brothers, George and Hartley. Funeral service March 12, 2020 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Pastor Douglas Lake officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery at a later date. Special thanks to the Chignecto Manor, Bayview Memorial Health Centre and the South Cumberland Community Care Centre for their love, care and support. Memorial donations may be made to any of these organizations in Margaret’s memory. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

ELLIOTT, Elizabeth A. ‘Betty’ – Age 85, of Middle Sackville passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Cobequid Community Health Centre, Lower Sackville. Born in Economy Point, she was a daughter of the late Penfield and Reta V. (Smith) Priest. Mom was a glass half-full person and strove to be positive in even the hardest of times. She was a powerful force for good - you never had cause to doubt her love for you. Her enjoyment of Bingo was legendary and she never passed up a chance to browse in a shoe store or go on a road trip. Those who loved her will always miss her but also be filled with gratitude for the loving, nurturing example she will always be. She is survived by a daughter, Donna, Halifax; a son, Scott, Middle Sackville; a granddaughter, Emma, Dartmouth; brother in law, Hedley Ripley, Clearwater, BC; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Lois Ripley; brother, Percy Priest; half-brother, Harvey McWhirter; niece, Teresa Reid; nephew, Donnie Priest. Funeral service was held March 16, 2020 in St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 954 Old Sackville Road, Lower Sackville, Rev. Ruby Carter officiating. Interment will be held in the Economy Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bide Awhile Animal Shelter, Dartmouth. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com 

McMASTER, Helen Lillian, Debert. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Helen Lillian (Murray) McMaster in Debert Court, formerly of Masstown, on Sunday, March 8, 2020. She was a daughter of the late Oran and Josephine (Loughead) Murray of Masstown and the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a member of the Masstown United Church and the Masstown UCW. She is survived by her son, Lester (Ruby), Debert; daughter, Wanda (Daniel) Wallace, Masstown; granddaughter, Twilla (Wade) Rutherford, Little Dyke; grandson, Mark (Kenisha) McMaster, Truro; great grandchildren, Emma, Hannah, Shemar, Zahara, Mauricia; several step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Helen was predeceased by her husband of 75 years, Fred; brother, John; sisters, Laura, Marjorie, Mabel and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro from where a visitation was held March 11th from 1p.m. until time of funeral service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Michael Henderson officiating. Interment at a later date in Masstown Cemetery. Donations may be made to Masstown United Church or the Alzheimer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WELLS, Maxine Elizabeth, age 87 – Truro, passed away suddenly of heart failure on March 9, 2020 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Londonderry, she was the elder daughter of incredibly caring parents, the late Clara (Milne) and Lester Bond. Educated in Truro, Maxine had a very strong work ethic. In 1958, Maxine met Bruce and encouraged him to enroll at Dal. In 1961, they were married. Upon his graduation the couple moved to southern Ontario, settling in Burlington. Maxine worked in Toronto as Assistant to the Corporate Secretary of Royal Insurance. This experience made her an attractive target for legal firms. When the couple moved to Ottawa in 1973, the job she had been waiting for came calling – corporate law clerk with a local law practice. Following those 28 years in Ontario they retired in Truro to assist in the care of Maxine’s mother. Maxine was a member of Rideau Park United Church, Ottawa and First United Church, Truro and for several years was a volunteer at Cedarstone Enhanced Care where she made many friends among the staff and residents. Besides Bruce, she is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Heather and Peter Jollymore, Saint John and their sons, Craig (Andrea), David (Marie-Eve Breton), Bruce, (Elizabeth Guptill) and by several cousins across the province. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. There will be no visitation by request. A family graveside service will be held at a later date in Bible Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting ww.ColchesterCommunity.com

EAGLES, Frances E. – Age 91, of Lower Five Islands. It is with profound sadness but with much thankfulness and joy for a life well-lived and well-loved, that we announce the passing of our beloved Mom, Nana and Gran-Nana, Frances E. (MacBurnie) Eagles on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. She was a daughter of the late Alfred and Myrtle (Lockhart) MacBurnie. Born in 1929 at Five Islands, it was here she spent her youth and met the love of her life, Harold Eagles and also where they built their life together after being married on September 22, 1946. Together they raised five children and were foster parents to many others for over 15 years. Frances was an avid volunteer in her community, she was a founding member of the Cobequid Outlook, treasurer of both the Cobequid Garden Club and the Lower Five Islands United Church for a number of years and was involved most recently with the Five Islands Seniors Club. As her health declined, she spent the last year living with Joyce and Veryle and her faithful pal, Scruffy. Frances will be sadly missed by her son, Terry (Pat Murray) Eagles; daughters, Elaine Davison, Joyce (Veryle Lewis) Eagles, Debbie (Gerry Leveque) Eagles, Patty (Donnie) Reid; grandchildren, Chris (Dawn) Davison, Terry (Kim) Davison, Tiffiany (Brian) Ward, Corey Reid, Kevin (Cait) Reid, Kyle Reid; great-grandchildren, Mia, Liam, Abigail, Lucas, Brennen, Ian and Little Mia; brothers, Glendon (Maxine) MacBurnie and Ronald (Beth) MacBurnie; sister, Leora Lewis. Besides her parents and her husband Harold, she was predeceased by her sister, Joyce Grue; a brother, Roland MacBurnie, and step-mother Hazel (Killen) MacBurnie. Our family would like to thank Dr. Karen Ewing for her compassionate care over the many years, the doctors and nurses of 3D at CEHHC, Sheryl Stevens and the many nurses and staff of the VON who supported us in Frances' care. Funeral service was held March 13, 2020 at the Peniel United Church in Five slands, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial in the Methodist Cemetery, Lower Five Islands. Memorial donations to Peniel United Church or to the Colchester East Hants Health Centre Foundation. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

Myers, Donna Lorraine – age 66, Masstown, passed away March 10, 2020 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, surrounded by family. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Donald and Shirley (Hill) Dahr. Donna is survived by husband, Bud; daughter, Amanda Myers (Brent Wilson); granddaughter, Claire Wilson; brother, Donald "Junior" (Laurie); nephew, Donnie; niece, Rachel (Andrew); sister-in-law, Gail Hennigar; mother-in-law, Phyllis A. Shupe. Great Nephew, Tyler; Great Niece, Bryanna. Donna was a faithful employee of the Masstown Market working as a cook. Helping others was Donna’s focus in life. She enjoyed crafts, Christmas and spending time with her family and friends. She was the best cook – this was her gift. Her family held a memorial service on March 14th in Cobequid (Masstown) United Church, 10871 Hwy. 2, Masstown. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SUTTIS, Harland Douglas - Lower Economy. It is with a grateful heart for a life well lived that I announce the death of Harland Douglas Suttis, my husband, soulmate and best friend. Born in Truro, he was the son of the late Trueman and Barbara (McLellan) Suttis. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Paulette (Polly); brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Homer and Beverley Garrison; nieces, Heather Lunn and Correen Garrison. He was predeceased by a brother Trueman. A Celebration of Life was held Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Economy Recreational Centre, Economy. Private interment will take place at a later date in Economy Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

RUTHERFORD, Eric "Gordon" age 82, Glenholme, passed away on March 10, 2020 in East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Born on March 24, 1937 in East Mines, NS, the only son of the late Clarence Delano and Laura Christine (Simpson) Rutherford of Glenholme, NS. Gordon is survived by his beloved wife, Edith; sons, Wade (Twilla), Dana (Tara); beautiful grandchildren, Emma, Hannah, Grayce and Mason. Gordon worked at Nova Scotia Tractors and Equipment, (Caterpillar) Halifax for 22 years as a Field Serviceman then was self-employed as a heavy duty equipment technician for ten years. He truly loved his family and was proud of his much-loved grandchildren. Gordon was a member of the Cobequid United Church, Masstown and the Masonic Lodge – North Star Lodge #74, A.F. & A.M., Londonderry, N.S. Special thanks to VON and East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash for their excellent care. A special "thank you" to Gordon’s Personal Care Companions – Heather Wright, Mary MacLean-Bent, and Cheryl MacGregor. Family flowers only. Donations in Gordon’s memory may be made to East Cumberland Lodge Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 250, 262 Gulf Shore Road, Pugwash, NS B0K 1L0. Funeral service was held March 16th with a Masonic Service at 2 p.m. followed by a memorial service with Rev. Carolyn Wilson-Wynne officiating. Online condolences at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

COOK, Linda Rena Constance – age 89, Debert, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2020 in Gables Lodge, Amherst, NS. Born in Pictou, she was a daughter of the late George and Elsie (Nicholson) Roddick. Lennie is survived by her sons, William (Wilma), Westbank, BC, Gordon (Gwen), Debert; daughters, Linda M. Cook, Debert, Irene (Donald) McKay, Debert; ten grandchildren and several great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; sisters, Violet Turner, ON and Betty Roddick, Florida. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband and best friend, Alfred; grandson, Bobby McKay; sisters, Kathleen Lister, Jane Smith, Ellen MacDonald; brothers, Alexander Roddick and George W. Roddick. No service or visitation by request. Interment at later date in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SLACK, Rosalie Ida  – 80, Debert/North River, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, March 11, 2020, at Wynn Park Villa, Truro. Born in East Folly Mountain, she was a daughter of the late Claude and Blanche (Baker) Slack. Rosalie is survived by her sisters, Kay (Ed) Franklin, Nancy (Lester) Hebb, Claudia (Bill) Smith, Barbara (Dale) Jollymore; many nieces and nephews. All are welcome to join us for the graveside interment service 1 p.m., Saturday, May 23, 2020, at Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LEAMONT, Gary William  67, Truro, passed away peacefully, with his wife and son at his side, on Thursday morning, March 12, 2020, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Charles and Margaret (Sterling) Leamont. Gary owned and operated Leamont’s Auto Body for many years. Gary is survived by his wife, Jeanette (Ettinger); son, Craig (Amanda) Leamont, Crowes Mills; grandchildren, Alexander, Brayden, Rhileigh, Peyton, Kinsley, Keaton; step-children, Kenda (Mike) Goulding, Bible Hill; Keith MacKenzie (Lorelei Burton), Brookside; four step grandchildren; step great grandchildren; brother, David (Sylvia) Leamont. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Ellen Leamont. Honouring Gary’s wishes, there will not be a visitation or funeral service. Private interment will be held at Onslow Island 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

BABINEAU, Donna M. – Age 77, of Parrsboro. Following a life-long battle with heart disease, Donna passed away peacefully with loving family by her side on Monday, March 16, 2020 at her home. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late William and Florence (Lamb) Colpitts. Donna exhibited a passion to embrace life to her full ability. She worked many years with the Alberta Treasury Branch. Upon her retirement to Parrsboro, she turned to an entrepreneurial pursuit. She began what would become a successful jam and jelly business and was quickly recognized for spreading her sweetness both in her products and her caring personality. She was involved with the Parrsboro Radio Station, was a member of St. Brigid’s Catholic Church and member of the choir. Donna was a loving wife to Denis; mother to Heather and William; grandmother to Matthew. She was a sister to Louise Colpitts, Perry Colpitts (Theresa), Wendy Siddall (Keith). She also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and cousins who loved her dearly. In consideration for public safety and current health recommendations for social gatherings, a private graveside committal will take place in St. Brigid’s Cemetery, with a public funeral ‘celebration’ service to held at a later date. The family would like to thank the staff of both VON Cumberland and Palliative Care who provided care for Donna during her final weeks with us. Memorial donations may be made in Donna’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to a charity of choice. Arrangements under the direction of Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

HARRIS, Ronald Woodman "Ron"   92, Bible Hill, passed away peacefully, with family at his side, on Monday, March 16, 2020, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Falmouth, he was a son of the late Joseph and Viola (Conrad) Harris. Ron started his career with Spencer Brothers and Turner from 1963-1973 and in 1974 he opened Harris Home Hardware Building Centre in Bible Hill where he remained actively involved until 2010. Ron is survived by his sons, Douglas (Karen) Harris, Valley; Allan (Lynn) Harris, Windsor; Blair Harris, North River; Paul Harris (Jan Crowell), Bible Hill; grandchildren, Lisa (Greg), Leslay (Bernie), Kirk (Victoria), Robin (Nick), Christine (Dylan), Bryanne (Shawn), Ashley (Riyaz), Jordan, Alexandra (Tanner); great grandchildren, Madison, Charlotte, Leah, Kennedy, Kaidyn, Wyatt, Oliver, Peyton; sisters, Josephine "Molly" Harris, Dartmouth; Bessie Harris, Dartmouth; niece, Ginny (Clayton) Siemens, Cheticamp; nephew, Joey Harris, Alberta; loving partner of 44 years, Bunnie Brown and her family, children, Eric (Gerri) Brown, Wentworth; Scott (Lisa) Brown, Alberta; Connie (Kencil) McKenzie, Wentworth; grandchildren, Cody, Colby, Colton, Crystal, Nathan. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Douglas (Claire) Harris. Celebration of Ron’s life will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, May 30, 2020, at First United Church, 711 Prince Street, Truro, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiating. Reception will follow in Memorial Hall. Private interment in Bible Hill Cemetery. If so desired, donations in Ron’s memory to Diabetes Canada are welcomed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BOYD, Esther D. (Morris) – Age 71, of Parrsboro passed away from Bulbar ALS on March 19, 2020 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. She was the tenth child born to the late Vaughn and Flora (Chandler) Morris of Diligent River. Esther is survived by her husband of 50 plus years, S. Jack Boyd; daughters, Jillian Webber (Brian) and Dr. Jacqueline Boyd (Dr. Paul Bajor); two adorable grandchildren, Liam Bajor and Julia Bajor; a sister, Barbara O’Laney; a brother, Boyd Morris (Jeannette). Besides her parents, Esther was predeceased by sisters, Maureen Power and Isabel Brown; brothers, St. Clair, Conrad, Michel, Morley and infant Vaughn. In 1969, Esther married Jack and they began their journey. She began her education in a one room school on Glasgow Mountain and completed her studies obtaining a Master’s Degree at the age of 41 at Dalhousie University. Volunteering was very important to Esther. She founded the Tiny Tumblers Gymnastic Club, chaired the Cumberland Housing Authority for 10 years, converting a hotel into a Cumberland seniors complex, brought town and county together to provide county seniors placement in a new complex in Parrsboro. Recently she served as chair of the Cobequid Housing Authority. Esther had a special appreciation for the kind and compassionate people who came into her life during her illness, Carla Siddall (Lean on Me Homecare), Carla Blakeney (Palliative Care Nurse), Dr. Patti Snair and Dr. Donald Rowe. In keeping with Esther’s wishes, cremation has taken place and her ashes returned to Diligent River. No visitation or funeral service has been requested. Memorial donations may be made to a choice of charity. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


March 2020

LANGILLE, Gerald MacAuley Vincent passed away peacefully January 18th, 2020 in Tatamagouche at the Willow Lodge. He was the son of G. Percy and Annie J. (MacAuley) Langille. He is survived by: his brother John V. Langille of Truro; his sister Irma Reeves of Wallace; daughter Marie-Susanne Langille and son in law David Vayo of Bloomington Illinois; son Jonathan P. and daughter in law Lisa (Jean), grandson Rémi and former wife Joyce, all of Halifax. Gerry was born in Wallace November 5th, 1933.  As a child he played pond hockey with a stick made by his father. Gerry was a keen student and had a lifelong passion for learning.  In spite of that, he cut short high school to pursue work with C.N. Rail.  He was trained as a Telegraph Operator and worked as a relief operator filling in for Station Agents at various places in Nova Scotia.  Later Gerry finished grade 12 by correspondence and enrolled at Mount Allison University.  He graduated around 1960 with a Bachelor of Education majoring in Economics and Psychology.  Gerry was an avid reader of many subjects. When failing eyesight prevented him from reading, he continued to learn about the world by listening to CBC Radio. In 1965 the family settled on a small farm at Wallace Bridge. Gerry taught high school in Pugwash. Subjects he taught included: English, Biology, Economics, and Drivers Education.  He was a dedicated teacher. Most students found his classes challenging and some still remember him as a favourite teacher.  He taught at P.D.H.S. until 1992.  By Gerry's request there will be no funeral service.  Memorial donations may be made to:  Wallace and District Volunteer Fire Department; the Wallace Cemetary; Willow Lodge or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. www.ColchesterCommunity.com

JOHNSON, Robert Rae – 67, Bible Hill, passed away January 23, 2020, in Vimy Court, Bible Hill. Born in Truro, he was a son of Raymond Nelson and Grace Irene (Fleming) Johnson. Robert is survived by his sister, Dorothy Dauphinee (Wayne), New Maryland, NB; brother, Reg Johnson (Janet), St. Catharines, ON and their families. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Lower Onslow Clarke Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

PROCTOR, Carol L. - Age 69, of West Brook went into the arms of the angels to be with her family on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Doris (Pettigrew) Pettigrew. Carol is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Ernest; daughters, Trudy Anderson (David), Parrsboro; Dana Gould (Lloyd), Amherst; chosen daughter, Connie Rector (Doug), Halfway River; step-son, Ernest Proctor (Bonnie), Fredericton; a foster son, Jerry Manship (Sandra), London, Ont.; sisters, Melissa Davies (Mike); Madeline Pettigrew (Terry), Valerie Bates (Dave), all of London, Ont.; Kathy Rector (Charles), Amherst; Shelly Rogers (Jimmy), Southampton; a brother, Larry (Sylvia), Parrsboro; four grandsons who were the joys of her life, Colton (Katie), Declan, Daniel, Marty; four great-grandchildren, Elliott, Jacob, Bryce, Brinlee; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Diana, Peggy, Gloria; a brother, Bobby. Funeral service was held January 30, 2020, Rev. Clarence Clarke officiated. Burial in the West Brook Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MURRAY, Harold Douglas "Beach Ball" - 82, Debert, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020, in Debert Court, Debert. Born in Masstown, he was the son of the late John and Flora (Dykeman) Murray. He is survived by daughters, Heather O’Brien (Teddy), Debert; Holly Sullivan (Roy), Debert; sons, David (Flo), Canso; John (Amy), Debert; grandchildren, Andrew, Beth, Katie, Darcy, Samantha, Molly, Megan, Michaella, Ali, David, Madison, John-Ryley; 12 great grandchildren; sister, Theresa Kinnear (Patrick), Charlottetown. He was predeceased by grandchildren, Erin and Jessie; brother, Robert; sister, Marjorie; son-in-law, Dean. A Celebration of Life was held Thursday, January 30, 2020, at Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 106, Debert. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BLAIR, Robert Wayne "Bob"– 70, Folly Lake, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday afternoon, January 28, 2020, at East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Margaret Isabel "Margie" Tower. Bob is survived by his loving wife of almost 50 years, Brenda (Currie); children, Kathy Blair (Brad MacLennan), Folly Lake; Rob (Crystal) Blair, Great Village; grandchildren, Robert Blair, Aaron Crossman, Janine Blair, Brett Crossman, Claire Carroll, Paige Blair. Private family interment at a later date in Folly Mountain Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WILE, Audrey Mae (Armsworthy) - May 8, 1934- February 1, 2020. It is with great sadness, we, the family of Audrey Mae (Armsworthy) Wile, announce her passing on February 1, 2020 following a brief and very courageous battle with cancer. She died peacefully with family by her side. Born May 8, 1934, in Onslow Mountain, Audrey was the daughter of the late Herman and Ena (Crowe) Armsworthy. Audrey worked for a few years at Standfield’s Factory, Truro, but the majority of her career was spent helping Burt run the successful family business, Burton Wile Ltd, while raising their family. She was a member of the Trinity United Church formerly known as Onslow United Church and was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary for many years. Along with her parents, Audrey was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Burton and her brother, Ivan Armsworthy. She is survived by son, Larry (Stellamarie), Truro; daughter, Carolyn (Jerry), Truro and daughter, Angela (Mike) Innisfil, ON; eight grandchildren, Jodi, Courtney, Candace, Damien, Naudia, Gabrielle, Mason and Drew; nine great grandchildren, Avah, Isabella, Austin, Dimock, Nellie, Myla, Oscar, Jett, and Hugo as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service was held February 7th, 2020 at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Rev. Glenn MacLean officiated. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer society. Condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WEBB, Hanson T. "Hansie"– 78, Economy. With saddened hearts we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather that occurred on Sunday morning, February 2, 2020, at his home. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Stewart and Charlotte (Langille) Webb. Hansie is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Elizabeth "Betty" (Matthews); son, Kevin (Angela), Monson, Massachusetts, USA; grandson, Robert (Alexis), Monson, Massachusetts, USA; great granddaughters, Abigail and Paisleigh; brother, Marvin Webb; sister, Shirley Tanner; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Helen, Minnie, Virginia, Eleanor; brothers, Owen, Wylie, Leo, Norman, Mert, Israel, Elonzo, Minus, James. Private interment will be held at a later date in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. If so desired, donations in Hansie’s memory to Lung Association of Nova Scotia are welcomed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

PARKS, (Jenkins), Florence Carol Elizabeth, age 75, Lower Onslow, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 2, 2020 in the Palliative Care Unit of the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, following a lengthy illness. Carol was born in Vernon, Prince Edward Island on April 12, 1944. She was a daughter of the late Stanton Jenkins and the late Evelyn Jenkins Pulsifer. She is survived by sons, Rodney Whidden and Troy Whidden; daughter, Susan Whidden Smith and grandchildren, Jennifer Whidden, Dennis Smith, Alexis Deuville and Corey Whidden. She is also survived by her brother, Wayne Jenkins (Donna), Folly Lake and sisters, Sharon Lynds, Saskatoon, and Paula Jenkins Matheson (Vernon), Upper Onslow as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Gary Parks and her son, Steven Whidden. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held in the spring with Rev. Glenn MacLean officiating in the Onslow Island Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to Colchester SPCA or the CEHHC Palliative Care Unit. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MacDONALD, William "Bill" Arnold, age 77, Princeport, Colchester Co., passed away February 6, 2020 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Bayview, Pictou Co., he was the son of the late Arnold Matheson MacDonald and Helen Wilson (Hartling). Bill was a truck driver for most of his life being employed with Eastern Transport for twenty years and finally retiring from Home Hardware after nineteen years of service. He is survived by his loving wife, Maxine (Wyllie); son, Craig (Donna), Princeport; daughter, Suzanne MacDonald, Kearney Lake; grandchildren, Amber MacDonald (James Tanner), Kendra MacDonald (Steven George), Julia MacDonald (Ryan Boutilier); step granddaughter, Victoria MacKenzie; great granddaughter, Charlotte; sister, Iris MacDonald, Truro; his adoptive family, Mike and Laura-Lee Bulmer and family. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Arlene (Stuart) Gamble. A special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of D3 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre and to friends, Danny MacDougall, Eric Simms and family, the Burris family and Ronnie Burns. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date with burial in Fisher Creek Cemetery, Green Oaks. Donations in his memory may be made to the Colchester Branch SPCA. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

RICHARDS, Pauline Mae, age 87, Onslow Mountain, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 7, 2020 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro surrounded by the love of her family. Born in Stewiacke, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Hazel (Ramsey) Stone. To Polly, family was all. She was a dedicated wife to Bert for 60 years, a devoted mother and grandmother, a mother-in-law extraordinaire, an amazing sister and sister-in-law and a faithful friend to all those she met throughout her lifetime. Left to celebrate her life are her daughters, Wendy (Allan) Isenor, Pugwash, Debbie Leslie, Valley, Joanne (Doug) Boyd, Halifax, Janice Richards, Dartmouth; sons, Dale (Jane), Bible Hill, Paul (Paula), Valley, Tony (Michelle), Onslow Mountain; grandchildren, Tyrone (Kelli) Richards, Matthew (Lyndsay) Leslie, Amanda Leslie (Lee), Colin (Kelsie) Boyd, Connor (Melissa) Boyd, Julie Richards (Devon), Dane Richards, Rayleigh Richards; eight great grandchildren; brothers, Bill, Lloyd (Georgina); sisters-in-law, Ann Mowatt, June MacDonald; brother-in-law, Floyd (Olga) Richards; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Pauline was predeceased by her husband, Burton; grandson, Tyler Richards; brothers, Murray and Gordon; sisters, Margaret Osborne, Ruby Whitney and Judy Goodwin. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life Service was held February 16 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. David Hart officiating. Interment at a later date in Pine Grove Cemetery, Stewiacke East. Family flowers only. Donations in Pauline’s memory may be made to the Pine Grove Cemetery or charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MATHESON, Geneva L. – Age 92, of Amherst passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in River Hebert, she as a daughter of the late Roland and Margaret (McIsaac) Symes. Geneva loved her time in Advocate with her partner, Carl Berry spending many hours going for drives and seeking treasures at yard sales. She is survived by her son, Steve Brown (Martha), Bass River; grandchildren, Becky (Mike), Taylor, Samantha (Kyle); great grandchildren, Ava, Connor, Fulton, Mathew and Brooke; sisters, Evelyn Ripley and Ruby Rorabeck; a niece, Nancy; a nephew, Peter. Cremation has taken place. A private family burial will take place at a later date. The family would like to thank the South Cumberland Community Care Centre for the exceptional care she received during her final time with us. Memorial donations may be made to the Recreation Program of South Cumberland Community Care Centre Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

PRIEST, Donald Stuart, 79, Economy, passed away quietly on Monday, February, 10, 2020 at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Economy, he was the son of the late Robert and Evelena (Newton) Priest. Donald "Dad", "Grampy", will forever be in our hearts and will be missed deeply. Donald was a 30 year veteran Volunteer of the Economy Fire Brigade. He most enjoyed time with his beloved horses owned by dear friends, Lionel and Gordon Lewis. He also loved his yearly horse-drawn wagon train ride to the camp in the fall, and enjoying the food as well. One of Donald’s favorite pastimes was to split and cut wood with good friends Andrew and Leonard McBurnie. He is survived by daughters, Sheila (Jason) McCulloch of Ontario, Patricia (Donny) Reid, Nova Scotia, Tammy (Phil) Dean, Nova Scotia; sister, Donna Colburn of BC; grandchildren, David, Anthony, Nayomie, Ryan, Corey, Kevin, Kyle and Christopher; six great grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Vivian; brother in-law, Percy Bethune; mothers life partner, James Welton. Funeral service was held February 14, 2020 in the Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Burial to take place at a later date in the Economy Cemetery, Economy. Donations in memory may be made to the Economy Fire Brigade or to the Economy Cemetery. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Donald’s obituary online and selecting "Send a Condolence" at www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

PHILLIPS, Carolyn "Hubba" Ann, age 73, Bible Hill, passed away following a long battle with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia on February 12, 2020 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro surrounded by her family. Born in Springhill, she was the daughter of the late Verla and William Dobson. Hubba was a wonderful, loving, caring wife, mother and "Nannie". She worked as an insurance broker for more than forty years. Her life was her husband, her three daughters and her grandchildren. This is a tremendous loss and she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Robert; daughters, Ann (Mike) Frizell, Krista (Shannon) McInnis and Cindy (Neil) Hodgkinson, all of Bible Hill; brother, Doug (Eleanor) Dobson, Springhill; grandchildren, Justin (Raine Ripley) Frizell, Easton McInnis, Portia, Kingston and Lennox Hodgkinson as well as several nieces and nephews. Amemorial service was held February 18th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, with Rev. David Hart officiating. A special "thank you" to sister-in-law, Linda Carter. Donations may be made to CEHHC – We Care About Cancer (contact Darlene Holmes at 902-893-5554, extension 42549) or Cystic Fibrosis Canada https://give.cysticfibrosis.ca   Condolences by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

Drummond, David Carl, age 79, Shortt’s Lake. It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of a great man due to complications of pulmonary fibrosis. David Drummond was born on September 2, 1940 in Halifax, NS to Linda (Clory) and Alexander Drummond. After graduating from the Halifax Dockyard as a Machinist, he went on to work for Rothesay Paper in New Brunswick and Scott Paper in New Glasgow as a Millwright before moving to PEI to teach Mechanical Drafting at Holland College – a time that he remembered fondly throughout his years. After a short stint as a draftsman at the Oxford Foundry, he finally settled in Truro, NS and, with business partner, Jim Croft, established Fundy Grinding Ltd which became a mainstay of the business community in town for 35 years. All of Dave’s accomplishments would not have been possible without the love and support of his wife, Andrea (Leblanc). Together they raised two children, Jim and Sandra, of whom he was immensely proud. Dave also loved his motorcycle trips with Andrea, family camping, fishing and snowmobile trips on Mt. Thom with the Crofts. Throughout his life Dave had a natural, mechanical aptitude with multiple patented inventions. He and his son, Jim loved making many pilgrimages to Carlisle, Pennsylvania for the annual car shows where there would be vintage cars as far as the eye could see. Later in life, his greatest joy came from spending family time with his four grandchildren; Cooper, Hailey, Grace and Gavin. A very special thank you to Glen Thompson for always stopping over to visit, chatting about current events and reminiscing about the past. Andrea would also like to thank Cheryl King for her support and help with care in the last few years. Dave was predeceased by his parents, Alexander and Linda (Clory) Drummond; brothers, Irvin and Dennis Drummond and nephew, Dennis Drummond. Dave is survived by his wife of 55 years, Andrea (Leblanc) Drummond; brother, Gordon Drummond; son, James Drummond (Joanne), Shortt’s Lake; daughter, Sandra (Pat) Flemming, Halifax; grandchildren, Cooper, Hailey, Grace, and Gavin; sister-in-law, Anita (Irvin) Drummond and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life was held February 24th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Burial at a later date in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro. Donations may be made to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com


February 2020

CORBETT, Stanley Harold - 66, Bass River, passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, December 14, 2019. Born in Truro, he was the son of Jean (Knight) Corbett, Bass River and the late Harold Corbett. Along with his mother, Stan is survived by his loving wife, Juanita; daughters, Jessica (Adam), Greenwood; Danielle (Jeremy), East Chezzetcook; granddaughter, Madi. Stan’s ashes were scattered under his beloved chestnut tree in Pleasant Hills on Saturday, December 21, 2019, followed by a reception at Bass River Fire Hall. Arrangements entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SUTTON, Velma May, 83, Truro, passed away Sunday, December 15, 2019 at home with her family by her side. Born in Maitland, NS, she was the daughter of the late Horace and Ella (Burns) Hatfield. In her younger years, Velma graduated from the Great Village School and moved to Long Island, NY, where she met her husband James and remained in the United States until 1974 when they immigrated to Canada. She attended St. John’s Anglican Church, Truro and was also a member of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Maitland. Mom always thought about everyone as equal and never said an unkind word about anyone. She is survived by a son, James of South Maitland; daughters, Hope Workman (Terry) of South Maitland, Christine Sutton (Dan) of Barrie On, Jill Sutton of Maitland; grandchildren, Jennifer, John, Jocelyn, Fausta, DJ, Ella, Alex, Dimick; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Blay, Liam, William, Gavin, Xander; brothers, Edward Hatfield (Sandy) of Truro, Arnold Hatfield of Truro, Kenny Hatfield (Odessa) of Yarmouth, Ian Hatfield of Onslow; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband James Sutton; brothers, Frederick and Earle. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. No visitation by request. Funeral service was held Dec. 20th in the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Maitland with Reverend Lori Ramsey officiating. Burial in the Holy Anglican Cemetery, Maitland. Donations in memory may be made to the Holy Trinity Building Fund, Maitland. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Velma’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LOCKHART, Phyllis Sherri Lorraine – 72, Truro. The passing of Phyllis "Sherri" Lorraine Lockhart occurred on December 17, 2019. Born in Pictou County, NS. She was the youngest daughter of Angus and Florence (Currie) Pettipas. She is survived by husband, James (Jim) Lockhart of Belmont; children, Billy (Shelley) O'Brien, Gretta (Mike) Watson and Linda Weatherbee; stepchildren, Darla (Mike) Badell and Jimmy (Cindy) Lockhart; daughter-in-law, Vicki Jackson; grandchildren, Myles, Mason, Molly, Justin, Billie, Vincent, Shelby, Emma, Andrea, Daniel, Brayden, Nicholas and Johnathan; great grandchildren, Van and Brayden; siblings, Bill Pettipas (Chris), Wilfred Pettipas, Gretta Fraser (Bernie), Kathleen Coleman (John) Predeceased by son, Timothy O'Brien and granddaughter, Morgan O'Brien; siblings, Angelita Kellock (Ross), Mary Kellock (Herdie), Doris Johnstone (Sonny) and Raymond Pettipas (Carol). Cremation has taken place. Interment at a later date. A special thanks to the wonderful staff of Wynn Park Villa for the compassion and respect shown to our family - no words can express our appreciation. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, N.S. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SMITH, Diane R. – Age 69, of Halfway River passed away peacefully on December 23, 2019 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro in 1950, she was the chosen daughter of the late Max and Irene (Fulton) Willigar. She was a devoted wife to her husband Raymond for 48 years, and a devoted mother and grandmother. Diane loved to dance and danced for many years with the Sunshine Cloggers and the Glooscap Cloggers. She was a member of the St. George’s Anglican Church and A.C.W. She was a member of the Parkinson Society (Cumberland Chapter) Support Group. She loved the elderly and was a faithful volunteer for more than 25 years at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. In 2003, she was awarded ‘Volunteer of the Year’ by the Municipality of Cumberland (District 8) for her dedication to the care centre. She and her husband, Raymond raised alpacas for a while as a hobby. Earlier in her life, she worked with Maritime Tel & Tel as an operator for several years. She is survived by her husband, Raymond; daughter Annette Smith (Brian Johnston), Springhill; a son, Jason (Delphine Heuzé), Parrsboro; grandchildren, Nevès, Trey, Léo, Lola; sister-in-law, Jessie Willigar, Parrsboro; several nieces, nephews, cousins. She was predeceased by grandson, Cameron; brothers, Bertram and Royden Willigar; Jack Murphy. Funeral service was held December 28, 2019 at St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro with Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. George’s Church, The Parkinson Society (Cumberland Chapter) or to South Cumberland Community Care Centre (Adult Day Care Program). Online condolences a www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WADDEN, Pamela Jane - 56, Bible Hill, passed away Friday, December 27, 2019 at home with her family by her side. Born in Oshawa, Ontario, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Esther (MacLeod) Wadden. Pam worked in the trucking industry for 30 plus years, most recently working at North East Truck and Trailer, Onslow, as Service Advisor. She is survived by her loving partner, Peggy Connors; daughter, Katrina Lynch (James); son, Nicholas Walsh; grandson, Maddox; sisters, Jean Wadden, Sandra Wadden and her twin sister, Paula Wadden (Glenn Willis); niece, Daphni; nephew, George; great-niece, Kasandra Sky; lifelong friend, Earl Walsh and daughter Carla Walsh. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by a niece, Sonja. Celebration of Pamela’s life was held Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Royal Canadian legion, Branch 26, 42 Brunswick Street, Truro. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

TERFRY, Madeline G. – Age 93, of Parrsboro passed away Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Bayview Memorial Health Centre, Advocate Harbour. Born in Wharton, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Gertrude (Yorke) Yorke. She is survived by a daughter, Martha Terfry (John Fulton), Parrsboro; grandchildren, Allyson Bowden-Welsh (Kris), Diligent River; Lesley Whitford (Jeremy Fulton), Parrsboro; great-granddaughters, Kennedy, Kaleigh, Abigail; step-great-grandson, Avery Fulton; sisters-in-law, Mary, Advocate Harbour; Carolea, Truro; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilbert; sisters, Doris, Marion and Helen; brothers, Basil, Hilton, Lorway and Clayton. A celebration of Madeline’s life service will held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Bayview Memorial Heath Centre (Recreation Program). Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

KENNEY, E. Bernice - 86, Truro, passed away Monday, December 30, 2019, at her home at Shannex’s Fergus Hall, Parkland. Born in Halifax,  she was predeceased by her loving husband, Dr. Gordon S. Kenney (March 1, 2017). In 1974, the family moved to Canada where Bernice and Gordon bought a hobby farm, built their dream home and raised six children in the countryside in Lower Debert. She is survived by her children: Robert (Hantsport, NS), Nancy (Truro, NS), Alan, (Los Angeles, CA), Ann (Fredericton, NB), Amy (Veazie, ME), Thomas (Los Angeles CA); grandchildren, Michael, Robin, Lenore, Laura, Alex and Zack; five great-grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held in May 2020. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvanerfh.com

BARNHILL, Stanley Allison – 81, Belmont. With appreciation for a life well-lived, the family of Stanley Allison Barnhill announces his passing at home at the age of 81years on January 1, 2020 family home in Belmont. He was educated at the Provincial Normal College, Mount Allison University and Saint Mary’s University and taught for 27 years in local schools. He chose to volunteer in his home community as Treasurer of Wesley United Church and Secretary-Treasurer of Belmont Cemetery Corp., both for many years. His life revolved around the love of his wife, children and grandchildren and he was never shy in expressing his gratitude to them. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Helen Mary (MacLeod); daughter, Sarah (Martin Whynacht); sons, Todd (Deb) and Jason (Amanda LeBlanc); grandchildren, Mary-Emma, Amy, Cameron, Laurel, Thomas and Rachel; sisters-in-law, Iris Barnhill and Sylvia Barnhill and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Logan, Karl, Thomas and Ritchie and sisters, Marie (Stevens), Reta (Ferguson), Joyce (Zotz) and Bertha (MacBurnie). Special thank you to Dr. Trevor Locke, Dr. Rod McKenney, Dr. Christine Herman, Dr. David Henderson and Angela McDonnell for their compassionate care. Funeral service was held January 5 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Glenn MacLean officiating. Private interment will be held in Belmont Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Victorian Order of Nurses, 14 Court St. Suite 100, Truro, N.S. B2N 3H7.

McISAAC, Hugh W. ‘Duck’ – Age 90, of Parrsboro passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020 at home. Born in River Hebert, he was a son of the late William and Flora (Nicholson) McIsaac. He was employed with CN Rail for 40 years, retiring in 1990. He is the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by his special friend, Lillian "Buddy" Porter; sisters, Margaret Symes and Effie Sim; brothers, Daniel, James "Nick", John, Ron, Art. He is survived by his extended family, Kenneth Porter, Parrsboro; Bill Porter (Helene), Moncton; 4 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. In keeping with Hugh’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

SIDDALL, Marilyn R. – Age 78, of Amherst and formerly of Southampton passed away Monday, January 6, 2020 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan surrounded by her family. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late Vincent and Isla (Dobson) Gould. She is survived by a daughter, Brenda Wood (Roy), Parrsboro; a son, Brian (Marlene), Amherst; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. As well, she will be missed by life-long friends, Joyce Collins, Gloria Beal ‘Ginky’ and Patsy Kay. She was predeceased by her husband, Murray in 2016; a daughter, Pamela (Rushton) in 2014; a son, Allison in infancy. A gathering of family and friends was held January 11, 2020 at the Southampton Fire Hall. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

GARNHUM, Brenton Gene - 79, Glenholme, passed away peacefully at home, with his wife Susan by his side, on Sunday, January 12, 2020. Born in Amherst he was the son of the late Brenton James and Jean (Hutchinson) Garnhum. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Susan (Seaman) Garnhum; sons, Dan (Tammy), Bible Hill; Ron, Belmont; Bob (Nikki), Fall River; daughters, Sandra Adams, Truro; Lynda Leffler (Chuck), Ontario; Joanne Barton (Corey), Sussex, NB; grandchildren, Rachel, Tim, Josh, Brent, Ashley, Jeff, Matt, Joey, Caitlynn, Alec, Brooke, Codie, Jevan, Kenleigh, Haley, Brandon; several great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; long-time friend, John. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Bill, Dr. Dan, Richard; sister, Anne. Brenton’s family welcomed family and friends at Faith Baptist Church Hall, 38 Station Road, Great Village, on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

HIGGINS, Gary Edward – 72, Truro. It is with much sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Gary Higgins on Sunday, January 12, 2020. Gary was born on June 4, 1947 in Springhill, N.S. to the late Albert and Grace (Adams) Higgins. He was brought up in Londonderry Station where he lived until he married. Gary joined the Canadian Army, served with the Queen’s Own Rifles and was a Canadian Peacekeeper in Cyprus. After leaving the military, he worked at Goodspeeds in Truro until he moved away in 1969. Upon returning to Nova Scotia in 1974, he entered the Commercial Safety College in Masstown for Tractor Trailer Training and pursued a career as a driver, traveling throughout Canada and the United States. Gary was a member and Past President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #26, Truro and was also Past Chairperson of Nova Scotia / Nunavut Command Provincial. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by infant son, John Albert Higgins and infant daughter, Deidre Reid Higgins; sisters, Lee Wood, Lil Mitchell; second wife, Maria (Lamont) Higgins as well as brothers-in-law, Stan, Prescott, Llewellyn, Charlie, Dennis and John. Gary is survived by sons, Scott (Tara), Sean (Trudy) and Devin; daughter, Tracie Weatherbee (Paul); step children, Randy, Richard and Tara Smith; grandchildren, Liam Higgins, Cortney Morris (Kyle), Thaine Hazel and Morgan Hazel; great granddaughter, Paisley Morris; step grandchildren, Kameron, Georgia, Richard, Reid, Kobie and Rianna; sisters, Marge Rushton, Winnie Spencer, Mary George, Jewell Beasley(Fred) and Priscilla Murphy; brother, Tommy Higgins; first wife, Sharon (Norton) Higgins as well as many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A Legion Tribute Service was conducted by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #26 on January 25th followed by special Words of Remembrance both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke or Royal Canadian Legion Branch #26. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

POWER, Stella M. – Age 89, of Great Village and formerly of Five Islands and Economy passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Economy, she was a daughter of the late Lester and Nellie (Eagles) Power. Throughout her life, Stella enjoyed gardening, birdwatching, bingo, crib and volunteering. Above all, she loved spending time with her brothers and sisters (she was the oldest), her children, her grandchildren, and her cats. She is survived by daughters, Cathy Rephin (Jim), Cranbrook, B.C.; Nelda Chisholm, Economy; sons, Leslie Demings, Pugwash; Stephen MacLean (Sherry), Moncton; sisters, Virginia Brodie (Don), Stewiacke; Susan McCarthy (Ronald), Lower Five Islands; Eva Lewis (Mike), Five Islands; brothers, James, Lower Five Islands; Roland (Ruth), Five Islands; Robert "Bobby", Parrsboro; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Mildred and Marie; brothers, Burton and William "Billy". A 'Celebration of Life' service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Colchester Branch of the SPCA of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

GIBBS, Frank "Bert" Bertram – 92, Bible Hill, passed away peacefully at home on January 14, 2020. Dad will be sadly missed by his five children; Lloyd (Anna), Robert (Sheila), Francis (Maureen), Shauna and Jane (Eric); grandchildren, Andrea, Scott, Heidi, Curtis, Becky, David, Ben, Nicholas, Diana and several great grandchildren, all of whom he loved dearly and shared lots of laughter with over many years. Dad was predeceased by his wife of 72 years, Ina (nee Bates), the love of his life, also his five sisters and three brothers and a grandson, Jamie Gibbs. Born in 1927, Dad moved from P.E.I. to Truro in 1943 where he worked and raised his family for the remainder of his life. He was a natural at carpentry and had his own construction company for many years before becoming a superintendent for the N.S. Department of Transportation until his retirement in 1992. Dad was a faithful member of St. James Presbyterian Church in Truro. With Mom’s help, he found the Lord and took great comfort in prayer each and every day. Our family wishes to thank all of the care workers, the V.O.N. and palliative care workers who tended to his personal and medical needs for the past number of years. A special thank you to Dr. Phillips and Heather, Dr. Henderson and Lisa Weatherbee for the special attention he received at home and to MacQuarries Pharmacy staff of Bible Hill. A merorial service was held on January 20th with Rev. Andrew Campbell and Rev. Kirk MacLeod officiating, in St. James Presbyterian Church, 725 Prince St., Truro. Donations in Bert’s memory may be made to St. James Presbyterian Church, the VON or a charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St. Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

FIDDES, William "Bruce" - 68, Lower Onslow. Surrounded by his loving family, Bruce passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on January 15, 2020 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in Lower Onslow on February 2, 1951, he was the son of the late Charles and Grace (Peters) Fiddes. Bruce will be forever missed by the love of his life, his wife of 39 years, Ann, his cherished children; Marcus (Andrea), Andrew (Luke), Joanna and Alan (Kaylee) and his four grandchildren, Alden, Ruby, Ira and Lachlan whom he treasured. Bruce is also survived by his brother, Lin (Bev) and sisters, Ann, Bonnie (Bill) and Valerie and many, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Bruce was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to everyone. He graduated from Central Colchester High School in 1969. Bruce worked for Farmer’s Dairy and later operated his own farm supply business, "Fiddes Farm Supplies". Bruce played for Nova Scotia’s provincial hockey team at the 1971 Canada Games in Saskatoon and also played for the Truro Junior Bearcats. Bruce spent his free time watching sports on TV and coached hockey and baseball for many years. Nothing made Bruce happier than to see and help "the kids" skating and playing hockey on his rink. Bruce hosted his own "Hockey Day in Lower Onslow" event to celebrate his passion for hockey. His family would like to thank the many doctors and nurses at the QEII, Colchester East Hants Health Centre, VON and Palliative Care. Bruce was very appreciative of all the visits, calls and love he received from family and friends during his illness. A Celebration of Life was held January 19th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. No visitation by request. Memorial donations may be made to Kids Sport-Colchester East Hants, VON-Truro or charity of choice. Online Condolences may be sent by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

McLellan, Inez Joyce – 93, Truro, passed away peacefully on January 19, 2020 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro and has gone home to be with the Lord. Born in Debert in 1926, Inez was a daughter of the late Wellington (D.W.) and Lavenia (Hoegg) Rector. Predeceased by her husband, John (2005); daughter, Nicola Dawn (1963); daughter-in-law, Joyce McLellan (2015); brothers and sisters-in-law, Russell and Hilda, Harland and Laura, Arden and Gerald; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mildred and Jim, Floris and Dell and extended families. Also predeceased by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Marshall and Charlotte McLellan, Cyril and Eileen McLellan and extended families. Survived by son, Paul (Fran), Truro Heights; daughter, Coni (Don Murray), North River; grandchildren, Richard, Jason (Donna), Jennifer (Adam), Stacy, Lindsay, CJ and seven great grandchildren. Funeral service was held January 24th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Connie Stewart officiating. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.ColchesterCommunity.com


 

January 2020

VAUGHAN, Gavin P. – Age 66, of Parrsboro and formerly of Montreal. Gavin passed away unexpectedly on November 20, 2019 at home after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Gavin was an innovative and effective leader with over 30 years in the aerospace and financial services sector, inclusive of The Boeing Company, Bombardier Capital and CIBC. He was born October 3, 1953 in Halifax to parents Ralph Thomas Vaughan and Elinore (Gavin) Vaughan. He attended McGill University where he graduated with a BA in Economics and Political Science (1974-1978). He also attended the Conway School of Business Management where he graduated in Contractual Negotiation Techniques. He leaves behind his son, Matthew Vaughan; siblings, Scott Vaughan, Patrick Vaughan and Martha Winnogram; nieces and nephews, Eva, Alexandra, Patrick, Richard, Ryan, Andrew and Nicholas; numerous cousins including Catherine (Cate) Savage and Kathie Kirkpatrick and many longtime friends. Gavin had a "gruff" character but a heart of gold. His passing took place in his Parrsboro home, the home he truly adored. Funeral service was held November 29, 2019 at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Parrsboro, Deacon Howie Goldstein officiating. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

HILCHEY, Geraldine Elizabeth "Gerry" - 93, of Truro, passed away on November 21, 2019 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Canning, Kings County, she was the daughter of the late Capt. Gerald Chisholm McElhiney, MC and Josephine Elizabeth (Harris) McElhiney. She was predeceased by her parents; an infant brother, Robert; her husband, John; son, Robert and stepfather, Sheldon Eaton. Gerry grew up in Truro and attended Mount Allison University. For many years she served as Colchester County Deputy Registrar of Deeds. Gerry was active as a volunteer throughout her life, most recently as a member of the Hospital Auxiliary. Her last four years were happily spent in Parkland Estates in Truro. The family is grateful to everyone at Parkland, as well as the staff at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, who cared for her over the past three months. Gerry is survived by her brother, John McElhiney, Truro; son, David (Carol) Hilchey, East Chester; grandchildren, Andrew (Lori) and Stephen of Halifax; great- grandchildren, Gavin and Colin of Halifax; stepsister, Cheryl (Rev. Ted) MacDonnell, Midhurst, ON, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Cremation has taken place. Visitation was held November 28th in the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Private family interment. Donations in Gerry's memory may be made to the Colchester Hospital Auxiliary or charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SCOTT, Margaret Freda  90, North River, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Londonderry, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Mabel (Hanson) Rushton. Margaret is survived by her children, Paul (Suzie) Scott, Lake Echo; Krista (Glen) Henderson, North River; grandchildren, Walter Curren, Truro; Stephanie Curren, Truro; Aidan Henderson, North River; Emma Henderson, North River; five great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sister, Catherine, Truro; numerous nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Ray Scott; daughter, Susan Scott; sisters, Jean (Art), Olive, Erma; brothers, Aubrey (Evelyn), Harold (Margaret). Private interment was held in Hillcrest Cemetery, Londonderry. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

PRATT, G. Arthur – 94, Central Onslow, passed away peacefully, with family at his side, on Friday morning, November 22, 2019, at The Mira Long Term Care Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Clarence and Bessie (Downing) Pratt. Arthur is survived by his daughters, Joan (Al) Roland, Truro; Mary Pratt (Judi Milne), Conquerall Bank; sons, Robert (Judy) Pratt, Truro Heights; Brian Pratt, Hart Lake; Michael Pratt (Joyce), Central Onslow; Randy Pratt (Pauline Currie), Harmony; sisters-in-law, Audrey Organ, Debert; Louise Pratt, and her two sons, David and Chris, Kamloops, British Columbia; 15 grandchildren; several great grandchildren. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Irene Edith (Dickson); brothers, Gary (Diane) Pratt, Arnie Pratt; brother-in-law, Rex Organ; niece, Carol Organ. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where visitation was held Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Private interment was held in Onslow Island Cemetery, Central Onslow. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BLOIS, Wayne Stephen– 80, Central Onslow. It is with heavy hearts that we announce Wayne’s passing on Friday afternoon, November 22, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, with his family by his side. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Douglas and Inez (Carter) Blois. Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Carol (Hoyt); daughter, Donna (Scott) MacNeill, Aylesford; sons, Rod (Rhonda), Thane (Theresa) Onslow Mountain; grandchildren, Carly Blois, Jenna Blois, Onslow Mountain; Nathan Blois, Five Islands; Jared Blois, Onslow Mountain; Merissa MacNeill, Calgary; sisters, Joan (Logan) Fulton, Truro; Avis (Ernie) Chapman, Ontario; brother, Keith (Martha) Blois, Salmon River; sister-in-law, Betty Blois, Truro; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Logan, Graham, Gerald, Brian. Funeral service was held Friday, November 29, 2019, at Trinity United Church, 415 Onslow Road, Upper Onslow, Reverend Glenn MacLean officiated. Interment was held in Onslow Island Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MURPHY, Adrian (Eddy) Augustine, SR.- 96, Debert, NS. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved father, husband,  grandfather, great grandfather, great great grandfather on Nov 25th, 2019 surrounded by his family at home. Born in Lord's Cove, Newfoundland on August 28th, 1923.  He was the son of the late Peter & Suzanne (Benteau) Murphy. He is survived by Tina (Jack) Kaulback, Suzanne (Donnie) Adshade, Adrian (Lynn) Murphy, David Murphy, Tommy (Ester) Murphy, Cathy (Peter) Wenham, Bernadine (Lorne) Clark, Eugene (Kathy) Murphy, Michelle (David) Adams, step brother Tommy (Hilga) Nordkap, his companion Catherine Joudrie, many Nieces & Nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife Bernadine Mary (Phillip) Murphy, St John Newfoundland, Daughter, Elizabeth Cooke, son, Daniel, Brothers John, Michael, Placid, Eugene, and Sister Paulette. Eddy's love of life itself was what kept him going from teaching his many talents from cars, fishing, hunting, his music ability to teach himself to play just about everything. Dad loved to dance no matter what music was playing, his feet would slide across the floor. He ruled the floor at the dance night up to just about 6 months ago. Royal Canadian Legion Tribute and Celebration of Life was held at Debert Legion Branch 106 on December 7th, 2019. Cremation has taken place and burial will be at a later date

CAMPBELL-GREGSON, Barbara Madeline "Molly"– 93, Truro. Daughter of the late Harold McGeehan and Nina (McGeehan) Weatherbee, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. After a short stint in the army, Molly worked at Woolworth’s and Murphy’s Restaurant in Truro. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #26. Molly is survived by her children, Kenn Campbell (Irma), Anne Spencer (Dave), Gayle Currie and Peter Campbell (Donna); eight grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren and her half-brother, Malcolm Weatherbee (Lucy). She was predeceased by stepfather, Ernest Weatherbee; brothers, Alan and William McGeehan; half-brother, Ernie Weatherbee; son-in-law, Mike Currie; and husbands, John Norman Campbell and Fred Gregson. At her request, there will be no visitation or service. Private family interment in Robie St. Cemetery, Truro. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MOULTON, Susan E. ‘Sue’ – Age 65, of Halifax and Diligent River passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, Halifax. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Clayton and Christena (Manuge) Yorke. She is survived by her husband, Leslie ‘Les’; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service was held November 29, 2019 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. David Forbes officiated. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hope for Wildlife or the Lillian Allbon Animal Shelter. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

BROWN, Donna Darlene - 60, Truro. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donna Darlene Brown, 60 of Truro on Saturday, November 30, 2019. She leaves behind her mother, Jean (Gunn), Truro; sister, Patsy (Marvin), Lower Debert; brother, Clyde (Suzanne), East River-St. Mary’s; several nieces and nephews; her special cats, Buddy, Chloe and Tiger. She was predeceased by her father, Donald. A special thank you to friends Belinda, Ann and Lisa for their care and kindness. Interment will be held at a later date in Bible Hill Cemetery. If so desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MacCALLUM, Audrey Isabel "Faye" - 86, Truro, passed away peacefully on November 30, 2019, in Wynn Park Villa, Truro. Born in Londonderry Station, she was a daughter of the late Daniel Steele and Pearl Irene (Johnson) Giddens. Faye was the last surviving member of her large Giddens family. She is survived by her sons, Mike (Barb); Darrell (Meg); grandchildren, Katie; Michelle; Emily (Tyler); Cara; Neil; great-grandchildren, Chardonnay; Christian; sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her adoring husband, Archie; beloved son, Glenn; and siblings. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where visitation was held Saturday, December 7, 2019. Private family interment was held in West Branch Cemetery, North River. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WASHINGTON, Penny C. – Age 59, of Fox River passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of Madeline (Allen) Lake, Fox River and the late Harold Lake. She is survived by her husband, Troy; her daughter, Shayne Lake, Amherst; a sister, Evelyn Pye (Cecil); brothers, Harold, Jamie and David; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her father, Harold; sisters, Yvonne "Bonnie" and Elizabeth in infancy. In keeping with Penny’s wishes, 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

LAKE, A. Thomas  – Age 56, of Amherst passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at home. Born in Amherst, he was a son of Helena (Cormier) Lake, Parrsboro and the late Anthony E. ‘Tony’ Lake. Besides his mother, he is survived by his companion, Susan Proctor, Amherst; a sister, Laura Jury (Doug), Moncton; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 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         

Dykens, Karen Angelena, 66 of Belmont passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. She was the daughter of the late George and Mildred (Eagles) Dykens. She loved hunting, fishing, camping and in her later years, she enjoyed spending time with her friends, scrapbooking and quilting. Karen also treasured her volunteer work at the Colchester Food Bank. Karen is survived by her daughter Wanda (Robert) Forrest, Halifax; step-daughters Joanne (Marshall) Weir, Belmont; Patty Weir, Glenholme; step-son Percy (Marilyn) Murray, London, ON; brothers Gerry (Linda) Dykens, Debert; Owen Dykens, Debert; sister Fern (Doug) Lattie, Truro; ten grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Karen was predeceased by her husband Floyd Roode; step-son F. Greggory Roode; sisters Marlene and Ellen; brother James and sister-in-law Audrey Dykens. A very special thank you to all the nurses and doctors in the ER, ICU, 3 East Wing and Palliative Care for the wonderful care you all gave while looking after Karen. There will be no visitation or formal funeral service by request. A Graveside Service will be held in the spring in the Middle Road Cemetery, Debert for family and friends. Memorial donations may be made to the Colchester Food Bank or charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook, NS, B4P 1B9 (902-679-2822).

HANKEY, Bertha Elizabeth– 81, Truro, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Beaver Bank, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Frances (Grove) Shunamon. Bertha is survived by her children, Douglas "Doug" (Trina) Hankey, Bass River; Darryn Hankey, Elmsdale; Karen, Lower Sackville; Janet, Ottawa; Debbie, Wentworth; Lisa, Belmont; grandchildren, Austin (Maddy), Shantel (Matt), Amanda and many other grandchildren and great grandchildren; special niece, Rhonda (Glen) Pike, Beaver Bank and many other nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Douglas Arthur Hankey, Sr.; daughter-in-law, Debbie Hankey; siblings, Johnny, Clyde, Clarence, Allie, Edith, Violet. Funeral service was held Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 13611 Highway 6, Wallace, The Reverend John Morrell officiated. Interment was held in St. Andrew’s Anglican Church Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SMITH, Barry Lee – 65, Dartmouth, formally of Londonderry, passed away December 5, 2019 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Londonderry, he was the son of the late Cecil and Bertha (O’Toole) Smith. Barry is survived by his sister, Susan G. Lloy, Dartmouth; brother, Arnold Smith, Sutherlands Lake; step daughter, Cindy White, Sutherlands Lake; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brother, Henry W. Smith. Cremation has taken place with no visitation by request. A Memorial Service was held December 14 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Reception will follow. Interment at a later date in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

KOHLER, Peter, P. Eng. 77, Valley. It is with great sadness we announce the sudden death of Peter Kohler at his home in Fort Myers, Florida on Monday, December 2, 2019. Peter was born in Talheim, Germany to the late Martin and Anneliese (Bossert) Kohler. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Richard and Paul Kohler; sister-in-law, Edith Kohler; brother-in-law, Helmut Ehrenreich. Peter will be lovingly remembered by his sons, Perry Kohler and Michael Kohler (Jamesie Coolican) and their mother, Joan Kohler; granddaughters, Annaliesa and Campbell Kohler; partner, Stella Yorke and her children and grandchildren. He will also be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his sister, Irmgard Ehrenreich; sister-in-law, Maria Kohler; special lifelong friend, Adolf Bauer, Talheim, Germany and many relatives and friends throughout Canada, Germany and the United States. Funeral service was held Sunday, December 15, 2019, at First United Church, 711 Prince Street, Truro, Reverend Carolyn Wilson Wynne officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

MacKENZIE, Duncan R. – Age 87, of Parrsboro passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Kempt Head, Boularderie Island, he was a son of the late John W. and Lena J. (MacDonald) MacKenzie. Duncan was employed for over 35 years with the Federal Government (Dept of Transportation) as a Marine Engineer aboard ice breakers, Labrador and John A. MacDonald, Atlantic Pilotage Authority and the Canadian Coast Guard. Duncan is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Henwood; a sister Jessie MacNeil, Sydney; sisters-in-law, Loretta Taylor, Parrsboro; Stella Hughes (Mike), Halifax; brothers-in-law, George Harrison, North Sydney; William ‘Bill’ Henwood, Gordon Henwood (Joanne), West Bay; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Evelyn MacDonald, Katherine MacLeod, Doris Harrison; sisters-in-law, Kathleen ‘Kay’ Willigar; Cassie and Muriel in infancy; brothers-in-law, John MacNeil, Alan MacLeod, Archie MacDonald, Bennie Willigar, Ralph Taylor; nephews, Gordon MacDonald, Glen Harrison; a great niece, Ashley Campbell. Funeral service was held December 10, 2019 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, with Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating. A later visitation and funeral service will be held in St. James Presbyterian Church, Big Bras D’Or at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to St. James Church Cemetery Fund. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

Stiles, Joan Evelyn, 74, Debert, passed away suddenly, Sunday, December 8, 2019 in Truro. Born in Yarmouth, she was a daughter of the late John and Evelyn (Kinney) Ross. Joan was a Medical Lab Technologist having worked at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Yarmouth and later having worked at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Bible Hill. She enjoyed the company of family and friends and also having a good meal. She also enjoyed UCW, Presbytery, Journaling, writing, scrapbooking, gardening, day trips like going to the beach and stray cats. After meeting the love of her life on skates, she is survived by her husband of 50 years Douglas Stiles; son, John (Mari Ann), Debert; grandson Jordan (Jessica) Antigonish. She was predeceased by her Daughter Joy. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro from where funeral service took December 13th. Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Burial will take place at a later date in the Plains Road Cemetery, Debert. Donations in memory may be made to the Colchester SPCA, Yarmouth Regional Hospital Foundation Fund or to a charity of choice. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Joan’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LEWIS, Addison Murdock – 89, Moncton, passed away peacefully on December 9, 2019 in Moncton Hospital with loved ones by his side. Born in Lower Five Islands, he was a son of the late Millard and Freeda (Eagles) Lewis. Addison worked in the lumber business for sixteen years, in the construction industry for sixteen years and as a bus driver with the Colchester East Hants School Board for thirteen years. Upon his retirement, he moved to Moncton where he and his wife, Eileen, resided until his passing. He loved to dance and was a member of the Good Time Seniors’ Dance Club for twelve years. Addison was also a member of the Onslow United Church. He is survived by his wife, Eileen; son, Stephen (Heather), Moncton; grandson, Emeri Clarence, Vincent Murdock, Moncton; brother, Harold (Lorna), Glenholme, as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Iva, Ruth and Jean; brothers, Derald and Austin. Funeral service was held December 12th with Rev. Carolyn Wilson Wynne officiating in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, N.S. Donations in Addison’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BORDEN, Carmen Sandra – 60, Truro, passed away on December 10, 2019 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late James and Rosalie Desmond. Carmen served as a Teacher’s Aid in various schools in Truro and the surrounding area. She loved to do crafts such as sewing and painting. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, William "Jake" Borden; son, Jacob; daughter, Sondra all of Truro; stepson, William, Toronto; sisters, Nancy, Laura, Candace, Carol, Jean and Sabrina; brothers, James "Murray" and Gerald; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Frances. A Celebration of Life Visitation was held December 15th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, N.S. Donations may be made to the Diabetes Canada or charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

LYNDS, Lawrence John Sedley – 68 of Glenholme passed away on December 11, 2019 at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Son of the late Lawrence and Kathleen Lynds. Laurie worked with Polymer International for 40 years. In his spare time, he loved to hunt, fish and make his flower gardens look beautiful. He loved to tinker in the garage. Laurie was so proud of his children and granddaughter, he always made it a point to get to D.J.’s hockey games. Above all else his family was his life and he dearly loved each and every one of them. Laurie is survived by his wife, Linda, children, Bobbi Joe (Allan Millan) and Sean (Celene Bartlett), grandchild, Devilin (Peaches), sisters, Gloria Murdock (Darrell) and Priscilla Lynds (David); brothers, Gordon (Linda), Walter (Susan) and Wade along with numerous nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his furbabies, Pierre, Blackie and Jack. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his sisters, Sylvia Hill and Pauline Lynds and brother-in-law, Thomas Hill. A Celebration of Life visitation will be held Wednesday, December 18, 2019 from 2 – 4 p.m. at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Donations in his memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation. Online messages of condolence may be sent by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CORBETT, Stanley Harold, 66, Bass River, NS, passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, December 14, 2019. Born June 15, 1953 in Truro, he was the son of Jean (Knight) Corbett of Bass River and the late Harold Corbett. Bass River was Stan’s home for his entire life. From his early years on Edgewood Road, he developed a love for the outdoors. Stan worked for Lands and Forests/Natural Resources for his entire career, retiring in 2009. His free time was spent with Steve in Pleasant Hills, with Mike at Gamble Lake and with George by the bonfire. His passions included Christmas trees, managing his wood lot, hunting, fishing, gardening, volunteering with the Bass River Heritage Society and cruising in his Jeep. Besides his mother, Stan is survived by his loving wife Juanita; daughters, Jessica (Adam) of Greenwood, Danielle (Jeremy) of East Chezzetcook; granddaughter Madi. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Stan’s ashes will be scattered under his beloved chestnut tree in Pleasant Hills on Saturday Dec. 21st, followed by a reception in the Bass River Fire Hall commencing at 2:00 pm. All are welcome to attend. Donations in memory may be made to the Bass River Heritage Society. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Stan’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


 

MMaurice Rees, Publisher
The Shoreline Journal
Box 41, Bass River, NS B0M 1B0
PH: 902-647-2968; Cell: 902-890-9850