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May 2022

LYNDS, William Donald "Willie" - 83, Onslow Mountain, passed away peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, March 23, 2022, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Onslow Mountain, he was the eldest son of the late Lockhart and Ruth (Crowe) Lynds. William is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Jean (Frizzell); daughter, Heather (Sean) Neufeld; sisters, Dorothy Graham (Noah Perry), Helen Weatherby (Charles Martin); brother, Freeman (Kelly) Lynds; sister-in-law, Joyce (Aubrey) Lynds; brother-in-law, Leander Staples; many nieces and nephews. Graveside service and interment will be held at a later date at West Branch Cemetery, North River. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MacLEOD, Marguerite Mary (Gallant) (Hoare) - 94, Lower Onslow, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, she was a daughter of the late Emmanuel and Catherine Gallant. Marguerite was predeceased by her first husband, Karl Hoare; second husband, Earl MacLeod. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Sunday, March 27, 2022, Reverend Glenn MacLean officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

DIGOUT, Peter Bernard – Lower Onslow. Just like you would write it into a love story, Peter Bernard Digout’s heart stopped as his wife walked away from his hospital room window in Truro on March 25, 2022. He was 72 years old.

Born in a chicken coop in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Peter had a wandering heart that was slow to settle. In stereotypical East Coast fashion, he dropped out of school at the age of twelve to start a long career of smoking, falling off the wagon, and milling about.

In his early 30’s, he settled down with the love of his life, Paula-Wog (everybody had a nickname). In his life, he was most proud of the family he and Paula built together. They had three daughters and two sons, affectionately called Roll-y, Miss Prissy, Miss Doo, "Hey Man" and Bullethead, and his kids gave him the gift of grandkids in Mya Pi-ya, Finnegan, Miley, Woogie and Leni Penny.

Peter told tall tales, hung around in places he never should have been, loved eye-talian shoes, fast cars and faster horses, and only ever wanted the best of everything. He loved Nova Scotia—more specifically Cape Breton—which is where he’s left more than just a piece of his heart. There will be no service, just a small family gathering. But the door is always open, and the tea is on if you care to stop in and share a story about Peter. Online condolences available at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

ROWE, Beryl M. ‘Nanny B’ – Age 86, of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on Friday, March 25, 2022 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Diligent River, she was a daughter of the late Freeman and Willena (McCully) MacLeod. She is survived by daughters, Dawne MacCaull (Garry), Dartmouth; Darlene Shirley (Mike), Parrsboro; sons, Danny (Claudina), Porters Lake; David, Parrsboro; Darren (Janice), Greenwood; Dean (Laura), Parrsboro; 19 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters, Winnie Merriam, Parrsboro; Marjorie Crossman, Diligent River; Darlene Spicer (Jack), Bedford; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Donnie; a daughter, Debbie (Leo Noiles); a sister, Barbara. Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Palliative Care of South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

HUGHES, M. Patricia ‘Pat’ – Age 82, of Fox River passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at All Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born in Fox River, she was a daughter of the late Dalphene Hughes. She is survived by her brother, Burton (Barbara), Dartmouth; nephews, Kevin (Dawn), Mount Uniacke and James, Truro. Besides her mother, she was predeceased by her grandparents, Carl and Maude (Carter) Hughes. In keeping with Pat’s wishes, funeral services will take place at a later date. Memorial donations to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MARTIN, Corynne Arlette - It is with sadness and no small amount of shock we must announce the sudden death of Corynne Arlette (Durant) Martin, 86, of Parrsboro at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan on Sunday, March 27th, 2022. Born on April 6th, 1935, she was the daughter of Norman Morton and Irma (Carter) Durant; youngest sister of Noma (Neville) Atwood, Tod (Malcolm) Harvey, Buz Durant, and Bill Durant; wife of Ralph Martin; aunt of Linda and Kevin – all of whom predeceased her. Corynne is survived by her sisters-in-law Grace and Shirley; children Sue-Ellyn, Todd (Mya), Jayson (Ana) and Matthew (Caitilin); grandchildren Ben (Melissa), Becca, William, Rachel, Moss, Eowyn and Avram; great grandmother of Chase and Skyler; nephews Geoff, Craig, Alec, Mark, Peter, David, Darius, and Simon; nieces Polly, Melissa, Debbie, Anafaye, Lara, and Serena; cousins and many, many friends made throughout her life. Corynne grew up in Parrsboro and then trained at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax, after which she and her nurse’s cap went to work in Bermuda. There she spent over 40 years wearing many different hats, with wife and mother as the largest. She returned to Nova Scotia in 1990 with her husband and youngest to settle on a farm in Economy and wore a shop keeper’s hat at The Economy Country Store for 15 years before moving back to Parrsboro. Corynne was all about her family and her church. She was a born helper, healer, great cook and social person, which made the last few years hard for her. She leaves a hole too large to fill and will be missed until the end of all our days. A memorial will be held in Parrsboro for her in the summer – to gather family, friends, stories and food together to celebrate her life. The burial will be held privately in the Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Ottawa House By-The-Sea Museum - www.ottawahousemuseum.ca . Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

DOYLE, Isabelle A. –  Age 89, of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Apple River, she was the daughter of Harold and Lillian Spicer. Isabelle served in the armed forces in her early twenties and worked at RBC in Parrsboro until she retired. An avid golfer, she played most of the courses in Nova Scotia and won more than a few trophies. She loved to play bingo and took many trips for a chance to win big! Isabelle was an amazing cook! Her homemade donuts, rolls, bread, pies, and jams were always in high demand. She  made delicious family dinners and always had cookies on hand for all of the dogs that came to visit. Most days you could find Isabelle enjoying a cup of tea and listening to one of her favourite game shows. Isabelle was well loved by her family and she will be dearly missed. She is survived by her three children, daughter Judy (Stephen), Moncton; sons, Paul (Betty), Lower Sackville; Jeffery (Joan), Bedford; grandchildren, Ryan and Stevie Walker, Patrick and Maghan Doyle, Jayde (Vincent Mills), Brandon and Hanna (Brandon Erb); sisters in law,  Barbara Miller and Louise Spicer and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Bob; son Roddy; great grandson, Hunter; sisters, Marvis, Katrina and Verna and brother Dalton. A graveside service and remembrance will be held at a later date at Peniel United Cemetery, Five Islands. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

EAGLES, Clayton E. – Age 91, of Five Islands passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at home surrounded by family. Born in Lower Five Islands, he was a son of the late Hilbert and Iris (Davis) Eagles. He is survived by daughters, Christine Nicoll (Kevin), Halifax; Gina (Clinton), Lower Five Islands; a son, Claytie, Five Islands; sisters, Ruth Power (Roland), Five Islands; Martha Webb, Lower Five Islands; a brother, Aubrey, Lower Five Islands; three grandchildren, William, Katherine and Christopher; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Marie; a sister, Shirley McCallum; brothers, Grant, Mearl, Berton, Kenneth "Billy", Royden, Morton, Leslie. Funeral service was held April 2, 2022, in Peniel United Church, Five Islands, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial followed in Peniel United Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses (Colchester Branch) or to Peniel United Church. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

GALLAGHER, Richard G. ‘Rick’ - Age 55, of Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at home. Born in Amherst, he was a son of Lynda (Blenkhorn) Gallagher, Caledon, Ont. and the late George Gallagher. Rick loved to fish, play darts and washer toss, often referring to himself as the "washer toss champion." He loved to spend his time at his camper in Five Islands and was anxiously waiting for camping season to begin. He had a witty sense of humour. He is survived by his children, Michelle Gallagher (Robert Dowe), Southampton; Matthew Gallagher, Parrsboro; grandchildren, Reed and Addy; his companion, Colleen Allen, Parrsboro, and her children, Renee Allen, New Glasgow, Tyler and Bryce Allen, both of Amherst; former wife and mother of his children, Tara Smith, Parrsboro; a sister, Tammy Mathers (Trevor), Caledon, Ont.; a brother, Scott Gallagher (Nicole Stronge), Bible Hill; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service was held April 6, 2022 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Pastor David Forbes officiated. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

TOOLE, Willard Allison – 96, We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Willard Allison Toole of Bible Hill at the Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou with family by his side on Friday, April 1, 2022. Born in Leicester on March 28, 1926, he was the son of the late Nita (Carter) and Percy Toole. Willard went to work in his father’s sawmill at the age of 13 and worked many years in various mills and later as a millwright. He worked at Crossley Carpets for a number of years and retired in 1991. Willard was skilled at many trades and always willing to lend a hand. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking projects and home renovations. He loved to share his stories about his experiences growing up on the farm and his early years in the sawmill. He will be remembered for his love of family, friends and his strong faith. Willard is lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his son, Kevin (Cathy) Toole, Maple Grove and daughter, Linda MacDonald, Moncton. He was a special grandfather to Andrew (Darla) Toole, Christopher (Marilou) Toole, Alyson (Lauchie) MacLean, Anne (Dwayne) Williston, Amy MacDonald, Jeff (Melanie) MacDonald, Darrell (Julie) MacDonald, Colleen (Mike) Bell and 26 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Also, survived by sister, Dollie Ferguson; brother, Earle (Fran) Toole and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Violet (Pierce); son, Melvin Toole; son-in law, Mark MacDonald; granddaughter, Susie MacDonald; sisters, Janie (in infancy), Sadie Pierce, Miriam Hazelwood and brothers, Merle, Hubert, Ross, Albert, Gordon, Alton. Funeral service was held April 5 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Mr. Charles O’Regan and Miss. Diane Anderson officiated. Interment will take place at a later date in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. Donations in Willard’s memory may be made to the VON or charity of your choice. A special thanks to the staff at Shiretown Nursing Home in Pictou for their excellent care. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting:  www.ColchesterCommunity.com 

McMULLIN, David Wendell - 75, of Truro, passed away on April 2, 2022 in Wynn Park Villa, Truro. There will be no service or visitation. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SHAY, Vernon Edward  84, Great Village. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear father, Vernon Edward Shay, on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Caledonia, Queens County, he was a son of the late Frederick and Marjorie (Brooks) Shay. Vernon is survived by his children, Gregory (Penny), Wendy (Steve), Jeffery (Tracey); seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; siblings, Bill, Freda (John); several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by our mother, Judith (Oxner); siblings, Marion, Audrey, Kathleen, Earle, Marjorie, George, Wilfred, Teddy. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Vernon’s family received friends on Friday, April 8, 2022. Private interment at a later date. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MacRAE, Gayle Christene - Age 76, Upper North River, passed away at home on April 5, 2022 with her loving family by her side after a short but strong fight with stage four Glioblastoma Brain Cancer. Diagnosed in late June - early July 2021, her perseverance, grace and determination has been inspiring over the past nine months. Gayle was born on December 11, 1945 to the late Peter and Jennie (Lynch) MacNutt in Earltown, NS. She grew up on a mixed farm, so she was never afraid of a little hard work or getting her hands dirty. Gayle started her career as a Stenographer with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture, then became an amazing stay-at-home Mom after Elaine and Andrew were born, taking them to all of their activities, whether it was music lessons, softball, hockey or figure skating. She spent many an early morning in a rink. Once they were older, Gayle returned to the workforce as an Administrative Assistant with the Colchester East Hants Health Authority (now Nova Scotia Health Authority - Northern Zone). This was a career she absolutely loved and she made many friends and excelled at her new role, however she loved nothing more than retiring in 2006 to take care of her two grandchildren. Grandma was always up for an adventure and took the grandkids on many local road trips so they could experience everything that her kids did, from the beach to the wildlife park, trips to Halifax and even a tour of a coal mine. Gayle was very smart and resourceful, always keeping learning exciting and fun at home for the kids. She sparked her kids and grandkids interest in reading, math and science fostering their love of learning at an early age. She attended every school, art, music or sporting event that her grandkids were involved in and even attended her grandson’s grade twelve graduation three days after brain surgery. Gayle loved to travel and she and Alec were able to take many trips to see Andrew in various locations over the years such as North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Hawaii, Manitoba and New York. Prior to her illness, Gayle ran MacRae's Rocky Ridge Maple with her husband, Alec and their family for thirteen years. She kept her family organized with supplies and sales at the door, kept the fire going in the sugar camp, as well as kept them fed during the long hours when the sap was running each spring. Gayle never stopped working or really slowed down until cancer struck. Always in the garden or in the woods and was known for her amazing baking skills which she passed down to her kids and grandkids. Gayle is survived by her loving, devoted, supportive husband of 51 years, Wayne Alec; her loving kids: daughter, Elaine Grant (Ryan), Onslow Mountain; son, Andrew, Chestertown, Maryland; her pride and joy: grandson, Shannon and granddaughter, Alexis, Onslow Mountain. She is survived by her siblings, Jeanette MacNutt (Wayne Large), Truro, George MacNutt (Loreen), Truro, Alex MacNutt (Linda), Earltown, John MacNutt (Mary), Dartmouth, Marilyn MacLeod (Robert), Earltown and Sharon Bailey (Henry), Earltown. Gayle is also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Kelsey and Kathleen MacRae, Ardith and Clarence Smith, Anne Marie MacRae, Gail Thompson, Wendell MacRae, Darrell MacRae, Viola Dalrymple, Brenda and Wayne Ryan, Dexter MacRae and her beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews whom she loved so dearly. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by nephews, Kelly MacLeod and Brian Thompson; sisters and brothers-in-law, Eric, Clayton, Boyd and Frederick MacRae, Doreen and Clayton Murdock, Bob Thompson, Gladys and Basil McNutt, Bruce Dalrymple as well as mother and father-in-law, Freda and Ernest MacRae. As per Gayle's wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. A private interment in Blackmore Cemetery will take place in the spring. A special thank you goes out to Dr. Mary MacNeil, Dr. Henderson, Cancer Coordinator - Darlene Holmes and the nurses on the 3rd floor for their compassion and kindness, the emergency room staff at CEHHC, as well as the Radiology Team for their skill in diagnosis, VON Homecare and Nurses who enabled Gayle to be home with family for her final month and a huge thanks goes to friends, family and neighbours for their support, keeping us all fed through her battle with cancer and maple season, the cards, messages of support, visits and flowers which Gayle loved so much. Donations may be made to Blackmore Cemetery, CEHHC "We Care About Cancer" or a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Online condolences are available at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

FULTON, Darien L. – Age 51, of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro with family by his side. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Earl and Bernice (Gilbert) Fulton. Darien is survived by his children, Kristi-Anna, Amherst; Keelan and Lily, both of Parrsboro; his former partner, and mother of his children, Tina (Smith) Amador; his siblings, Charlie (Shelly), Jeremy (Lesley), Jason, Krista (Steven), all of Parrsboro; Donald (Melanie), Dartmouth; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. In keeping with Darien’s wishes, a private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the MS Society of Canada. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

PEPPARD, Dianne Elizabeth – 82, Great Village passed away on Friday, April 8, 2022 at Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Born in Whitby, Ontario, she was a daughter of the late Ross and Betty (Gunn) McGregor. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Kenneth Muir Peppard; daughters, Carla (Vincent) MacNeil; Karen (Jim) Weatherby; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews in Nova Scotia and Ontario. Dianne was predeceased by her daughter, Donna Martell; sisters, Barbara (Bob) Sherman; Shirley (Ray) Bidorf; brother, Douglas McGregor. There will be a private family burial at a later date in Mahon Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LINDSAY, Donald Leo "Donnie"  48, Debert/Belmont. It saddens us to announce that Belmont has lost yet another member of our great community way too soon. Donnie was loved by many and will be sadly missed by all, especially by his loving parents, Brian and Debbie (MacPhee) Lindsay; brother, David (Yolanda) Lindsay; nephews, Josh Lindsay, Kolby Lindsay, Landen Lindsay. Donnie finally found his soul mate, Kimberly Cameron, who was a God send to not only Donnie but his family as well. Donnie is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Ricky (Vera) Lindsay, Larry Lindsay, Michael Lindsay, Donna and Jim Lindsay, Donnie (Maude) MacPhee, Donna (Larry) Bowman, Betty (Danny) Simms, Bev Beaton, Cathy (Stanley) Fisher, Parker (Shelley) MacPhee; many cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Don and Peg MacPhee, Stub and Shirley Lindsay; aunts and uncles, Pauline Lindsay, Shirley Ann Lindsay, Randy Lindsay, Shirley MacPhee, Tony Beaton. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

FORBES, Ian Grant, Sr. – 85, Hilden, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Hopewell, Pictou County, he was a son of the late Lawson and Bertha (Fraser) Forbes. Ian is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Shirley (Cameron); daughter, Susan (Aaron) Tooker, Camden; sons, David (Tammie) Rice, Hilden; John Brimicombe, Stewiacke; Craig (Melanie) Boyd, New Glasgow; Donald Richards, Oxford; Peter Forbes, Moncton, New Brunswick; daughter-in-law, Sandra Rushton, Masstown; grandchildren, Ashley Brimicombe, Madison (Mitchell) Faber, Branden Rice, Lucas Brimicombe, Rachel Tooker, Alyssa Rice, Bridgit Tooker, Shelby Tooker; great grandson, Malachi Faber; sister, Joy (Lloyd) MacDonald; sisters-in-law, Jo Forbes, Peggy Forbes; Shirley’s siblings, Hugh, Louis (Anne), Francis (Dorothy), Arlene Lambert, Janice (Kendrick) Fraser, Louanne (Robert) Roddick, Lourene Cameron, Gaye (Robert) Smith, Sharon (Charles) Benoit; his beloved fur babies, Oscar and Bella. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Ian Grant Forbes, Jr.; brothers, Floyd, Bill, Alan; sisters, Jeanne Gale, Lois Ward, Kathleen Flemming, Lorna in infancy; brother-in-law, Erving Cameron. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Sunday, April 24, 2022, Reverend Andrew Campbell officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

HOARE, Verna Elaine – Valley. With sadness we announce the passing of our wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Verna Elaine (Pyke) Hoare of Valley on Sunday, April 17, 2022 in Vimy Court, Bible Hill. Verna was the youngest child of the late Samuel and Jessie (McCabe) Pyke of Valley. Survived by her husband of 67 years, Ronald Hoare; daughter, Rhonda (Ian) McCarron of Antigonish; granddaughter, Jaime (Blair) Weeks and their children, Adelle, Nash and Tuftin, of PEI; brother-in-law, Kenneth Oar, Phoenix AZ and special cousin, Mildred Underhill of Moncton, NB. Predeceased by brothers, George and Donald Pyke; brothers-in-law; Ashley Marsters, Keith Hoare; sisters-in-law, Marlene Oar, Ardith Marsters, Lillian Pyke, Norma Pyke and Leona Hoare. Also predeceased by nephews, Barry Hoare and Eric Pyke; nieces, Sara Oar and Dianne Pyke. Verna worked for many years as an administrative assistant before joining the staff of the newly built Cobequid Educational Centre in 1971. For the next 27 years, she could be found behind the secretary’s desk in the Guidance office, assisting students with their applications and aspirations. Her great joy was in seeing young people excel and grow and she took pride in their accomplishments. Despite being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis while still in her teens, Verna did not let the disease define her life. She worked full time, was a horse show mother, an expert on foal watch and was always eager to support her daughter’s and granddaughter’s endeavours. A dog lover at heart, Verna spent countless, patient hours training her pets to do unique tricks. A special thank you to the caring staff at Vimy Court, Bible Hill. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the Arthritis Society, SPCA or charity of choice. Cremation has taken place. A service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, NS. Words of comfort may be directed to brookridgefarm@yahoo.ca .

ATKINSON, Blair Spicer  90, Truro. With his wife of 65 years by his side, Blair Spicer Atkinson went home to be with His Lord at 6:00am on April 19, 2022. Blair was born in West Apple River, Nova Scotia on Christmas Eve, 1931, the son of the late Garfield Roy Atkinson and Aileen Rebeca (Spicer) Atkinson. Blair will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Doreen (Anderson) Atkinson and their three children: Deborah (Ivan) Graham of Sussex, NB; Janice (Rocklyn) Warren of Riverview, NB; and Kevin (Catherine) Atkinson of Truro, his six grandchildren; Matthew Graham (Sarah) of Warsaw, IN; Janet Larkin (Robert) of Marion, IN; Alicia Atkinson-Taylor of Amherst, Christopher Atkinson (Lynn) of Halifax, Mary Atkinson (Derrick) of Middle Stewiacke; Aaron Warren (Courtney) of Dieppe, NB; and four great-grandchildren; Gabriel Atkinson, Kaylin Taylor, Scotia Lynn Graham and Nora Works. Celebration of Life Service (funeral) was held Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at The Salvation Army Citadel, 14 Outram Street, Truro. Interment in Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery, Upper Main Street, Parrsboro. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


April 2022

LYNDS, Donald Lewis "Don"  89, Onslow Mountain, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 20, 2022, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Onslow Mountain, he was a son of the late Alfred and Cecilia (Crowe) Lynds. Don is survived by his wife of 68 years, Helen (McNutt) Lynds; children, Elaine (Danny) Lombard, Truro; Wayne (Kelly) Lynds, Bible Hill; Charlene (Terry) MacKenzie, Onslow Mountain; Alfred (Julie) Lynds, Onslow Mountain; grandchildren, Ryan (Erin) Lombard, Fredericton, New Brunswick; Melissa Lombard, Sackville, New Brunswick; Andrew Lynds, Truro; Ben Lynds, Onslow; Kyle (Kelsey) MacKenzie, Porters Lake; Katie MacKenzie, Dartmouth; great grandchildren, Gus, Gladys, Goldie; siblings, Rose, Jane, Darlene, Joan, Willie, Eric. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his grandson, Dillan; siblings Robert, Foster, Murray, Irene, Phyllis, Irma. Interment will be held at a later date in Bible Hill Cemetery, 41 Warren Drive, Bible Hill. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

PEARL, Jeffrey Keith – 48, Debert. It is with profound sadness that we, the family of Jeff Pearl, announce his sudden passing on February 28, 2022 at the age of 48, due to a motor vehicle accident. He was born on March 18, 1973 in Truro, Nova Scotia to Robert Pearl and Tanna Patterson. He grew up in the Fort Ellis area and went to High School at South Colchester High School. Jeff pursued a career in the information technology field which started at Amet Enterprises. He then began his over 20 year career as an employee of the provincial government. He started his journey as a desktop support technician for 15 years. He then accepted a position as supervisor of the Provincial Regional Support team. For the last 4 years, he was a Technical Architect with Cyber Security and Risk Management Team in government. Jeff always said his favourite part of the job was the relationships he formed with his clients and colleagues. Wherever he went, he was always running into someone he knew and always had time to chat and reminisce. People who knew Jeff would describe him as a kind, caring and generous man. He was known for his passion for cooking. He loved to BBQ and cook a feast for family and friends. He enjoyed being outdoors whether it was out on the ATV, walking along the beach with a friend or sitting by a campfire. He loved to fish for smallmouth bass and lived for his vacation when he could be out on the water with his fishing buddy. Although he had many achievements throughout his life and career, he would be sure to list his greatest as catching a 5lbs 3oz bass during one of his many fishing trips. Jeff loved spending time with his sister and brother-in-law and especially his nieces. He always worked hard to earn his title as silly Uncle Jeff. He is survived by his best friend and the love of his life of 18 years; Stephanie Boertjes of Debert; his sister Amy Pearl of Dartmouth and brother-in-law Kris Stonley; nieces, Issabella and Isla Stonley; his father, Robert Pearl. He is predeceased by his loving mother, Tanna Patterson. Visitation was held March 10 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with a private funeral held on March 11th. Donations may be made to Colchester East Hants Health Foundation or the Truro SPCA. Online Condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

FISHER, (MacDougall), Louitta Marie 27/09/1968 – 25/02/2022, Debert. My time here is done. My pilot wings have now become my Wings of Heaven. I cherish many memories with family and friends. Traveling far and wide, the many road and mountain trips, skiing, motorcycling, riding Brenda and Stormy Lady (our ponies), earning my All Around Cord in Girl Guides, camping and fishing and so much more.

My greatest accomplishment was earning my pilot license. Soon thereafter, I was accepted to train as an air traffic controller with Nav Canada.

 Unfortunately, the promising career waiting for me never took off as my wings were clipped and my life took a new path. I leave behind my undying love to my parents, Maurice and Anne MacDougall; sisters, Carmella (Johan Edlund) and Jennifer (Sandy Scott); nieces, Calista and Maidyn; many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. Among others, I have been greeted in Heaven by my sister, Anne-Marie; great granddad, Nanny and my best pup, Buster.

Special thanks to my Mom and Dad, Dr. Bruce Phillips, my VON team and the staff at Debert Court.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers and in my memory, please give the gift of life and consider organ donation and don’t forget to spay and neuter your pets! Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MALAY, Joseph F. ‘Joe’ – Age 81, of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on Friday, February 25, 2022 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born at Malay Falls, he was a son of the late Seymour and Gladys (Lowe) Malay. He is survived by his wife, Betty (Bayer) Malay; daughters, Karen Johnson (John), Musquodoboit Harbour; Joann Brown (Danny), Moncton; a son, Billy Malay, Franklin, Maine; 5 grandchildren, Chad Johnson (Lynnie); Ainsley Johnson, Erin Johnson, Kayla Brown, MacKenzie Brown; a sister, Deanie Johnson (Reg); numerous nieces and nephews; family and special friends, Sandra Hunter (Bill), Leamington; Gary Goodwin (Marlene), Parrsboro. He was predeceased by wife, Gail (Goodwin); a sister, Grace; a brother, Carson. In keeping with Joe’s wishes, a private service will be held at a later date. Burial in the Southampton Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Southampton Cemetery or Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

FULTON, C. Arthur ‘Art’ – Age 93, of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on Friday, March 4, 2022 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born at Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Burton and Mary (Guilderson) Fulton. Art served with Canadian Army for more than 30 years, retiring as Sgt. Clerk. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lorena (Manuge) Fulton; nieces, Cathy Fisher (Gerald); Clare Canning (Blaine), all of Springhill; nephews, John and Arthur Turnbull, both of Springhill. He was predeceased by a sister, Elaine. In keeping with Art’s wishes, a public funeral service will be announced at a later date. Burial in the St. George’s Anglican Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. George’s Anglican Church or to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

SMITH, A. Jean - 96, Salmon River, Colchester County, passed away peacefully, with loving family at her side, on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Born in Truro, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Lydia (Weatherbee) Lynds. Jean is survived by her loving daughter, Lisa (Lionel) Lewis, Bass River; grandchildren, Lindsay (Colin) Behrens, Stewiacke; Laura Lewis, Kelowna, British Columbia; Lance Lewis, Bass River; great grandchildren, Chance Lewis, Lloyd Behrens, Levi Behrens; they were the apple of her eye! She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Roy; brother, Howard Lynds and his wife, Evelyn "Boonie". Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Jean's family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, April 3, 2022. Interment at a later date in Watson Cemetery, 1997 East Prince Street, Salmon River. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

HENBREY, Robert "Bob" Age 74, of Bible Hill died suddenly on March 5, 2022. His loss was completely unexpected and the family is shocked and deeply saddened. Born in Ottawa, son of the late John and Lillian Henbrey. Bob was predeceased by his wife, Susan in 2005. He is survived by his children, Amy, Bible Hill, Robin (John) Laska, Valley, Terrilee Forester, BC and Scott, AB; his siblings, Betty (Richard) Wile, Dartmouth and Gary (Debbie), ON and his grandchildren, Ethan and Jackson. Bob proudly served in the Canadian Armed Forces (Air Force) for 30 years and after that joined the Corps of Commissionaires in Truro. After the passing of his wife, he embraced retirement fully and took up golfing. He was a long-time member of the Mountain Golf Club in East Mountain, as well as two bowling leagues in Bible Hill. He may have actually been the Toronto Maple Leafs #1 Fan. The family at this time is asking for privacy while they manage his estate. No services will be held as per his request. Interment will be held at a later date when more family are able to join us. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any local charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

YORKE, Marianne (Maria Anna Catharina Johanna) – Truro. With sadness we announce the passing of our mother, Marianne on March 7, 2022 at the age of 94. Mom was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in 1928 to the late Cornelius and Maria (Crebolder) Vriend. The oldest child in a family of nine children, she grew up in Vught, Netherlands and immigrated to Canada in 1948. Homesteading in Yorke Settlement, outside of Diligent River, N.S. where she married Carson Yorke, whom she had met during the liberation of Holland during WWII. Mom had the first three of her eight children while living in Yorke Settlement and welcomed her parents and eight siblings to their small farm in 1952. Dad re-enlisted in the Canadian Signal Corp after deciding farming was not for him and the growing Yorke family were posted to military bases across Canada as well as Soest, Germany. After moving to Truro in 1965, Mom and Dad opened Carsand Photos in their Salmon River home. In 1971, they purchased the Mosher Studio and became Carsand-Mosher Photographic, which expanded to multiple locations and employed all eight children. Mom was educated as a home economist in Holland and was expert at keeping a beautiful home, in addition to making sure that her children were well fed and clothed. She was instrumental in transforming Dad’s photography hobby into a business, and she worked tirelessly until her retirement to help build it up to a successful retail operation. She is survived by a daughter, Karla (Peter) Hames; sons, Wade (Debbie), Stephen (Paulette), Roger (Amparo), Marc (Mavis), Lee (Lorna), Colin (Sue), all of Truro and area and Craig (Alicia) of Dartmouth. She is also survived by brothers, Piet (Jopie), Kees (Rosa) and Albert (Ellen); sisters, Bep vanLeeuwen and Mieke (Sid) Pradhan; sisters-in-law, Anne Vriend, Leoda Varner and brother-in-law, Erich Klefenz; 25 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Carson in 1981; sister, Catherine (Toos) Klefenz and brothers, Sjef, and Jan; brother-in-law, Bert vanLeeuwen; sister-in-law, Bonnie Vriend and recently, her companion, Foster Rhude. Special thanks to the VON workers who helped care for Mom in her home and to the staff of Wynn Park Villa for their kindness in Mom’s final days. A Liturgy of the Word service took take place March 19th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS with Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiating. Interment at a later date in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro, NS. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

TEED, Donald William -Age 89, Truro, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2022 in Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building, Halifax. Born in Westchester, he was the son of the late Cecil and Waneta (Hardie) Teed. Donald is survived by his sons, Donald (Valerie) and Douglas (Joanie); grandchildren, Matthew, Riley and Jasmine. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Louise and sister, Evelyn. Donald grew up in Westchester, Wallace and Malagash. He was a member of the Canadian military from the mid 1950s to the mid 1960s, stationed in Tokyo for support of Korea peacekeeping and later CFB Shearwater, CFB Rivers and CFB Upland. He gained a trade in aviation tech, which became his career. For three summers in the late 60's, he performed aerial forest fire patrols in northern New Brunswick, replacing what would normally be a team of three. In the 1970s, he worked with Churchill Falls (Lab) Corp, moving into the position of Chief Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. Life in Labrador provided opportunities to enjoy his passions for hunting and fishing, often utilizing his Cessna 172 floatplane. In the early 1980's, he returned to Nova Scotia to work with Lands and Forests in Shubenacadie, maintaining their helicopters and the Premier's aircraft. In recent years, Donald dedicated his time to caring for Louise. His commitment and resilience were unwavering as she gradually succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease. A Memorial service was held March 14th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS with Cory Lunn officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in Riverside Cemetery in Wallace. Online condolences by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

TAGGART, Hazel Gertrude, (nee Fletcher) of Bass River passed away peacefully on March 10, 2022 in Debert Court, Debert, NS. Born in Upper Economy on June 5, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Willard and Helen (Lewis) Fletcher. She is survived by three sons, Michael (Darlene), Tom (Zylpha), Ted (Kathy); grandchildren, Ryan (Krystyna), Jill (Colin), Thomas (Albina), Alysse (Tal), Megan (Alex), Carly, Brady (Cassidy); great-grandchildren, Hazel, Rhys, and Violet; sisters, Eva (Ted) Smith and Kay Lewis. She is also survived by sister-in-law, Jean Taggart and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Donald; daughter, Margaret; and sister, Vivian Rutherford and several brothers and sisters-in-law. She attended the Provincial Normal College in 1950 and started teaching in 1951 in Upper Economy. She spent her working life as a teacher in various schools throughout Colchester County retiring from West Colchester in Bass River in 1989. She loved baseball – playing it and watching it. She played women’s softball for the Teacher’s College team and in later years the Toronto Blue Jays were her favourite team. She was a strong supporter of Riverside United Church and a faithful member and tireless worker for the Fireside UCW. She was an active community member faithfully supporting Bass River and area causes. She was an extremely giving and caring person who devoted her non-teaching time to her family - consistently supporting them in varied sports or activities. She was immensely proud of her grandchildren and loved spending time with them. The family would like to thank all staff at Debert Court who took great care of Hazel during her stay. A celebration of Hazel’s life will be held on Sunday, May 15th at 2pm in the Riverside United Church, Bass River. Donations in her memory may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada. Arrangements are under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

DENSMORE, Vimy Emeline - 86, Truro, passed away peacefully on the morning of Friday, March 11, 2022, at Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Harmony, she was the daughter of the late Elerton and Alice (Christie) Whidden. Vimy was predeceased by her husband, Garry Densmore; brother, Robert. Vimy is survived by her sister, Beatrice "Tillie" Rushton, Truro; children, Donna (Peter) Campbell, Truro; Michael (Susan) Taylor, Greenfield; grandchildren, Evan Whidden, Alberta; Cody Taylor, Ontario; Brittany Campbell, British Columbia; Christie Taylor, Greenfield; fur great-grandchildren, Chief and Chevy; several great-grandchildren; Garry’s children, Shawn (Carrie) Densmore, Belmont; Shelley Densmore (Rik Roeterdink), River John; Carmen Densmore, Belmont; Kelly (Amanda) Densmore, Belmont; Garry’s grandchildren, Sara Densmore, Brooke Densmore, Rachell MacDougall, Olivia MacDougal, Mckenna MacDougall; life-long friends, Doris Cole, Tatamagouche; Liz Archibald, Truro. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Spring interment in Riverside United Church Cemetery, 5577 Highway 2, Bass River. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

HANNA, Robert Frederick - March 13, 1941 – March 14, 2022. It is with our deepest sorrow we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father and best friend. He left peacefully the day after his 81st birthday with his family by his side. He lived a full life and loved spending time with his family and friends. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. A huge thank you is extended to the entire staff of the ICU of the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro for all of their loving care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia. A celebration of his life was held on March 20th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

KNIGHT, Ross Douglas – Bible Hill. It is with a profound sense of loss that we announce the passing of Ross Douglas Knight on March 15, 2022. Born on September 19, 1932, Ross lived a rich life deeply tied to his roots in northern Nova Scotia. Ross was a plumber by trade and later found a love for teaching when his career path led to education. As a teacher at both the Colchester and Springhill Vocational Schools, Ross helped his students embark on careers in plumbing for more than 35 years. Always there to support his community, Ross was the president of Truro Gyro Club and the president of Portapique Cemetery for more than 30 years. Ross loved nothing more than to be on the land and spent his retirement years on his family’s heritage farm in Montrose where he gardened extensively. Not one to stand idle, Ross owned and managed many acres of wild commercial blueberries. He also loved to travel and spent nine winters in Mazatlán, Mexico with his beloved wife, Doris. Ross is survived by his wife of 65 years, Doris (Langille); son, Louis (Suzanne); grandsons, Edward and Jonathan Knight and Ross Dow; great grandchildren, Jack Dow and Olivia Knight; sister, Jean Corbett. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alden and Pearl Knight; brothers, Louis and Edward Knight and his daughter, Susan Lynn (Dow). The family would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Palliative Care Unit at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. A memorial service was held March 19th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, NS. Online condolences at www.ColchesterCommunity.com  

SHEA, Lionel "John" – 75, Great Village passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro.  Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Hazel (Lewis) Field and stepson of Earl Field. He is survived by his wife, Brenda; his five children,  Delta; Patricia; John; Maxine; and Jason; his five grandchildren, Cassidy; Quincey; Evan; Khadim; and Aysen; sisters, Dorothey and Helen; brothers, Sonny and Keith; John; also many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and extended family that are all important but too many to list. He was predeceased by his brother, Cecil Shea and niece, Melissa (Field) Snyder. There will be no service in respect of John’s wishes. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

COOK, Eileen Blade – 80, Debert, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Debert Court. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late William "Bill" and Agnes (Gordon) Cook. Eileen is survived by her children, Shelly Shipley (Gordon), Debert; Marlene Currie (Greg), Truro; Sherry Turner (Jeff), Portaupique; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; sister, Gertie Wilson, Truro; sister-in-law, Joan Cook, Onslow Mountain. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Weldon Clifford Turner, Jr. "Weldie"; brother, George Cook. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WEAVER, Emma Joyce (Callaghan), 90, Truro, passed away March 25, 2022 in Cedarstone Enhanced Care. We’d like to thank the Cedarstone Staff for taking such good care, and being such friends to Nana, especially when COVID-19 kept our visits so low. Born in Stewiacke on March 10, 1932 to the late Lillian (Crawford) and Jack Callaghan, she was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by husband Bernie; brother Fred (Gloria); sister and brother-in-law Vera and Jack Smith, and granddaughter Aimee. She is survived by her daughter Ellen (John) Butts and granddaughters Kylie (Adam Silva) and Jessica (Darcey) Cameron and great-grandchildren Hunter and Riley. She worked for years at the Metropolitan Store, Swan’s Jewellery and Stanfield’s. With a life-long love of camping, Emma and Bernie were charter members of Hub Campers and Family Campers and RV’ers, and she was an avid bowler – the pins will be flying in heaven tonight! Cremation has taken place. Visitation was held Wednesday, March 30 from 1pm until time of Memorial Service at 2pm in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev. Gary MacDougall officiated. Interment followed in Pine Grove Cemetery, Stewiacke East. Donations may be made to the IWK Children’s Hospital or Brunswick Street United Church. Live Webcasting is available with online condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com


March 2022

WEATHERBY (Forhan), Bertha Mary - Age 82 of Londonderry, passed away on January 18, 2022 in the QEII–VG Site, Halifax, NS. Born on June 16, 1939 in Newmarket, ON, she was the only daughter of the late Harry and (Pat) Madeline (Forhan) Wesley. Mary is survived by her daughters, Patricia (Ron) Zimmerman, Peggy Hodge, Pamela Keating, Florence (Steve) Adams, Glenda (Doug) Campbell; sons, Jim (Karen), Daniel (Fran), Jerry (Bonnie) and Todd; thirty grandchildren; thirty five great grandchildren and seventeen great, great grandchildren; brothers, Harry, Robert and Dan (Sandra) Wesley along with many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Peter Perry and her third husband, Howard Weatherby as well as her step grandson, Robert Wismer and step granddaughter, Jenny Campbell-McKay. Mary's family would like to thank the doctors and nurses on Floor 5a for all of their care and kindness. Donations in Mary's memory may be made to Faith Baptist Church in Great Village, NS. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CREELMAN, Ardath "Ardie" Isabel – Age 84, Old Barns. It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Ardath Isabel (Horne) Creelman at her home in Old Barns on January 29, 2022. Ardie was predeceased by her loving and devoted husband of nearly 63 years, Walter Seymour Creelman (2021); parents, John and Marion (Hall) Horne; brother, Ronald Horne and sister-in-law, Maxine; father-in-law, Arthur Creelman; mother-in-law, Inez (Bell) Creelman; brother-in-law, Ronald Creelman and sister-in-law, Barbara; brother-in-law, George Luck. Ardie is survived by sons, Stephen (Marlene), Truro, Daniel (Kim), Sheet Harbour, Michael, Truro and David, Old Barns; grandson, Mathew Creelman, Truro; sister, Dorothy (Creelman) Luck, ON, along with her step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren and many close and loved cousins, nieces and nephews. Ardie worked for the Irving Oil Company, Limited for a period before leaving to raise her family in their new home. Besides caring for and loving her family, Ardie enjoyed reading decorating magazines and collecting beautiful pieces of colored glass. Ardie immensely enjoyed her friendships, listening to and playing piano, gardening and applying her many talents to arts & crafts, creating pottery and painting on many mediums. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ardath’s memory may be made to a charity of choice. By the family's request, there will be no service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Online condolences available at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BEAMAN, I. Joan – Age 82, of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on Monday, January 31, 2022 at the Infirmary Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Reginald and Annie (Anderson) Willigar. Joan was a retired school teacher having taught at Parrsboro Regional Elementary School most of her career. She was an active community member, and was a dedicated member of St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro, serving on numerous committees. She is survived by her sons, Larry, Halifax; David, Parrsboro; a brother, Gary, Alberta; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; as well, her loyal canine companion, Olivia. She was predeceased by her companion, Lloyd ‘Joe’ Canning; a sister, Audrey; brothers, Francis, Robert and Douglas in infancy.  In consideration of current Covid 19 restrictions on gathering limits, funeral and graveside services will be announced for a later date. Memorial donations may be made to St. George Anglican Church, Parrsboro. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

McCORMICK, K. Wayne - Age 79, Bible Hill. It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to a loving husband, father and grandfather on January 31, 2022 after a brief illness. He was born on March 10, 1942 in New Glasgow, NS. He was the son of the late Peter McCormick and Mildred Mehring. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Evelyn (nee Keeble); daughter, Trisha (John) MacInnes; grandchildren, Katie MacInnes and Kenny (Emily) MacInnes; sister-in-law Norma (Fred) Symes; brothers-in-law, Ross (Teresa) Keeble and Stephen Keeble also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and long-time friends. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his in-laws, Arthur Keeble and O’Rena Keeble and sister-in-law, Virginia (Murray) Forbes. Wayne was employed with Maritime Tel & Tel and retired after 25 years of service. Wayne was committed to volunteering in his community and enjoyed meeting new people. He was a life time member of the Bible Hill Kinsmen Club and recently received his 50th year award. Wayne served on the Bible Hill Village Commission for 20 years, eleven of which as the Village Chairman. He served on many boards and executive committees for numerous organizations over the years. In 2014, Wayne was named the Village of Bible Hill Representative Volunteer of the Year by the Province of Nova Scotia. Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Jamie Grandy, the staff at the Village Family Physicians, the VON Home Care and Palliative Care teams, the Doctors and Nurses at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, EMS and the Colchester Community Funeral Home for their understanding and assistance at this difficult time. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the VON - Colchester East Hants Branch or the Alzheimer Society. Cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, NS. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

ALLEN, Mina JuneTruro, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2022 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we say farewell to a dear wife, mother and Grandmom. She was born by the rocks of Cape Tormentine, NB, a beloved daughter of the late Lillian (Allan) and Gessler McGlashing. Mina was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She leaves behind her husband of 74 years, Cecil; sons, Blaine (Maureen), George (Sally), Jeffrey (Pat); daughters, Sally Anne, Jane (Leo), Betty Lea (Larry); fifteen grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. Mina was predeceased by sons, Blair and Robert; infant daughter, Bonnie Lea; granddaughter, Sarah; brother, George and sisters, Amy, Hazel and Lottie. Mom always said, "My age is just a number and it is unlisted." The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Adams and Joanne, the VON and floor D3 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Donations may be made to VON Colchester East Hants or St. Andrews United Church –Truro, where she was a member for many years. Private family service. Burial at a later date in Fernwood Cemetery, Port Elgin, NB. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Condolences by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

HOWE, Kathleen R. – Age 91, of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on Friday, February 4, 2022 at home. Born at Swansea, Wales, she was a daughter of the late James and Mary (Holloway) Jones. She is survived by her beloved husband, David; her children, Colin Reynolds (Sharon), Wales; Jeffrey Reynolds (Janet), Wales, Aisha Reynolds, Jordan; Susan O’Reilly (Dai), Wales; Caroline Moore (Steve), Halifax; a sister, Geraldine Haley, Wales; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sisters, Irene, Elizabeth; brothers, Tommy, Dennis. In consideration of current Covid 19 restrictions on gathering limits and travel, a public funeral service will be announced for a later date. Memorial donations may be made to  St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro, the CNIB or the VON (Cumberland). Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

COOK, Judith Darlene (Millest), November 6, 1943 – February 7, 2022. Judith Darlene (Millest) Cook, of Truro, NS, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 7, 2022 with family by her side. Born in Bathurst, NB, Judie is survived by her husband of 52 years, John Gilbert Cook. Her beautiful life will be forever cherished in the lives of her children, Andrea Cook MacDearmid (Andres De Brigard) of Toronto, ON, Shona (Brent) MacPhee of Truro, NS, Tanya Cook (Tim Flinn) of Halifax, NS and Geoffrey (Ronner) Cook, of Maui. "Grammie" will be dearly missed by her eleven grandchildren, Avery, Paige and Ainsley MacPhee, Mathew, Allie, John, Nicholas, and Taylor Flinn and Kaelan, Phoenix and Trityn Cook. She is also survived by her brother, Jim (Rea) Millest of Burlington, ON and sister, Kathie (Dean) Murphy of Truro, NS. Judie was predeceased by her father, Gordon Millest; mother, Katherine "Kay" Millest and sister, Sandra Millest. Judie graduated from the Victoria General School of Nursing in Halifax, NS. She dedicated herself to her career as a nurse in neurology and took great pride in establishing relationships when caring for her patients. Her work as a nurse brought her to Boston, MA and Montreal, QC, which fit in well with her love of traveling. She reveled in sharing stories from her travels. Charitable donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia and First United Church, Truro.

Visitation was held February 12, 2022 in the Colchester Community Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Online condolences and memories can be shared by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com 

GRATTO, Marlene Lillian (Christie). It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Marlene Lillian (Christie) Gratto announces her passing on February 8, 2022 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro just shy of her 92nd birthday. Mom was born in Halifax on March 8, 1930. She was a daughter of the late William and Muriel (Carr) Christie. Mom was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Mom will always be lovely remembered and deeply missed by us all. Mom was predeceased by her husband, Robert Gratto; sister, Dorothy DeBortoli and son-in-law, Roy Newell. Mom will be greatly missed by her daughters, Donna Newell-Stewart (John), Truro, Darlene Rooney (Jim), Saint John, NB, Kim Harris, (Neil) Truro, Kelly McCarthy (Danny), Truro; sons, Robert (Leone), Truro and Kris, Truro; grandchildren, Craig Newell (Kathryn), Cory Newell (Michelle), Robert Gardipy (Nancy), Chelsey Gratto (Andreas), Michael Gratto (Tanya), Joanna Gratto Legere (Charlie), Lindsey Duguay (Kris), Adam Harris (Lisa), Ashley Harris, Christie Bakes (John), Traci Bakes (Brendan), Kyle Gratto, Aaron Gratto and Mitchell Gratto; great grandchildren, Blake, Alexis, Josh, Zachary, Kate, Sara, Carter, Casey, Spencer, Asher and Everett. The family would like to thank Dr. Marshall and the nurses and staff at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre who cared for Mom so compassionately. We would also like to extend a special thank you to Kenda MacLellan. Your love and kindness towards our mother will always be remembered. There will be no visitation. Interment will be in the Robie Street Cemetery, Truro, at a later date. Donations in Mom’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Family flowers only. Arrangements have been entrusted Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com 

LOMBARD, Noreen Diane – Age 91, Truro. Reid, Linda and Danny sadly announce the peaceful passing of our Mother, Noreen Lombard (Williams) in the Magnolia Long Term Care facility in Enfield on February 9, 2022. Born in Moncton in 1930, Mom moved to Truro as a teenager where she completed high school and Normal College. It was in her first year of teaching in Medford in 1948 that Mom met Dad. She put her teaching career aside to raise five children and towards the end of her career, she also raised two grandchildren. She re-started her teaching in the mid 60's at her second one room schoolhouse in Alton. The rest of her long and distinguished teaching career was spent in Hilden. Mom was predeceased by her parents, Iola Armstrong and Reginald Williams; her husband, Charles Lombard; her sons, Charles and Kirby; grandsons, Dillan and Sebastien. Mom is survived by children, Reid, Linda and Danny; brothers, Dale, Deep River, ON, Reginald, Truro; eleven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Thanks to all the wonderful caregivers and staff at the Magnolia for taking such great care of Mom. In particular, "thank you," Sheri. Your love and kindness towards our mother will always be remembered. There will be no visitation. Burial will take place in the Bible Hill Cemetery at a later date. Donations in Mom's memory may be made to the IWK Health Centre or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

DAVIDSON, Lee A. - The Family of Lee A. Davidson of Murray Siding are saddened to announce his death on February 9, 2022.  Lee, age 80 passed in relative peace at Cedarstone Enhance Care, Truro, after a term of illness following a debilitating stroke earlier last year. Born in 1941, Lee grew up in the rural community of Salmon River, and while not following in his father's dairyman footsteps, developed and retained an appreciation for rural life and the great outdoors, and enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, camping and just being in the woods in general all his life. As a young man, he sought a taste of adventure by heading west to drive the big combine harvesters and chase prairie dogs across the wide planes of Saskatchewan then off north on a tour with the Coast Guard to survey Baffin Bay and get chased across ice pans by polar bears.  Returning home, he set to work at his trade as an electrician.  Traveling throughout the town of Truro and surrounding area with him was like touring his resume as he'd proudly point out the many businesses and residence he'd done work for through the years with B.I. MacKay and Phil Miller Electric respectively.  Later in life he was able to fulfill a life-long desire to build and live on his family's woodland property in Murray Siding, where he settled into a quite retirement. Son of the late Russel and Thelma (Parnell) Davidson, Lee is survived by his daughter Amy Davidson; his son Jason Davidson, Jason's son Uriel Hardie-Davidson and Uriel's son Finn Lunde; elder brother Owen Davidson and his family, elder sister Margaret Nelson and her family, and younger sister Glenda Davidson.  No visitations or formal services will be held. His Remains have been cremated under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online Condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

FIELD, Richard David, age 54, of Truro, died Thursday, February 10th, 2022 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, as the result of a cardiac-related incident. The son of Chuck and Harriet (Yorke) McCready, he was born in Truro on November 9th, 1967. With an easy laugh and a generous spirit, he was intensely loyal to family and friends as well as employers. He had a wide range of interests, from strumming a guitar to tinkering with things that needed fixing—including computers— to exploring the cosmos (and talking about it with anyone he could persuade to listen).  His rich life experience included jobs as varied as electronic sales, scallop fishing, wireless internet installation, newspaper reporting and administrative support. Richard lived by his belief that we are all tiny, interconnected parts of a vast and fascinating universe, and shouldn’t take ourselves too seriously. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his true-life partner of 20 years, Lynn Cormier; a son Mason and a daughter Maddie, both at home; sisters Connie Carswell (Stephen) Ottawa, and Alyson McCready, Halifax; nieces and nephews Caitlin McCready-Carswell, Riley McCready, Matthew Carswell and Charlie McCready. He was pre-deceased by his biological father Elmer Field Jr. The family appreciates the resuscitation efforts of the EHS paramedic team and the staff of the emergency department of Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Organ and tissue donation and cremation have taken place in accordance with his expressed wishes. Arrangements are under the care of the Colchester Community Funeral Home in Truro.  A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations in his memory can be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada or a charity of choice.  Online Condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

KENNEDY, Frederick Dale – Age 70, Onslow. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Frederick Dale Kennedy on February 11, 2022 in Truro, NS. Fred was born in Minto, NB, the son of the late Leah and Stanley Kennedy. Fred lived most of his life in Halifax, NS, working for the City of Halifax and retiring from there in 2017. Fred loved life and enjoyed it to the fullest making many friends along the way. He will be greatly missed by his partner, Verlee Strang; his daughter, Kara and grandson, Cody. Also survived by his sister, Wanda Hallett (Brent); brother, Kevin (Faith) and sisters-in-law, Yvonne Williams and Brenda. He was predeceased by sisters, Pauline Brown (Glenwood) and Marie Lowery (John); brothers, John, Carl (Eileen), Winston (Irene), Paul, Frank, Terry and brother in infancy, Edward.

There will be no service or visitation as per Fred’s request. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

PETTIGREW, Ernest A. – Age 93, of Harrison Settlement passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 13, 2022 at Bayview Memorial Health Center, Advocate Harbour. Born in Pettigrew Settlement, he was a son of the late Walter and Essie (Henwood) Pettigrew. Ernest’s passion in life was his farm. Earlier was his livestock farm, and always his wild blueberry farming. He grew a beautiful garden which produced plenty of vegetables of which Verlie made lots of preserves. Ernest was most proud when his children took an interest in his wild blueberry farm. He is survived by daughters, Millie Pettigrew (Damien Dunn), Harrison Settlement; Rose Pettigrew (Rob Hubick), Jasper, Alta; a son, Angus, Parrsboro; sisters, Nellie Ward, Upper Economy; Shirley Smith, Advocate Harbour; a brother, Harold (Lily), Parrsboro; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Cyril Mosher, Halfway River. He was predeceased by his wife, Verlie in 2018; a daughter, Donna Mosher; granddaughters, Debbie and Donna Mosher; sisters, Cynthia, Erva, Laura, Ena; a brother, Lawrence. Visitation was held February 16, 2022 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Funeral service was held February 17, 2022 with Pastor David Forbes officiating. Burial in the West Brook Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

GASS, Robert "Bob" - 64, Truro, N.S. It is with great sadness we announce the unexpected passing of Robert "Bob" William Gass on Monday, February 14th, 2022 in QEII-Halifax Infirmary. Born in Truro, he was the son of the late Ronald Gass and Eva (Fletcher) Smith. Along with his mother, Bob is survived by his wife of 20 years, Joan (Wilson) Gass; his children, Megan (Lee) and Jesse (Emily); his step children, Stephanie (Jordan) Duffy and Jennifer Pemberton; grandson, Brenton and step granddaughter, Isla; siblings, David (Sharon), Steven (Angela), Nancy (Ross) Dugan and Ruth, along with many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place with no formal service by request. A time of visitation was held February 19th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Donations in Bob’s memory may be made to Foundation for Alcoholism Research or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

YUILL, Warren Frederic – 77, Tatamagouche/Truro. Passed away on February 14, 2022 at home. There will be no service. For condolences, please visit www.ColchesterCommunity.com

STARRITT, Lucille Muriel, (nee Spencer) after 99 years well lived, passed away peacefully at Cedarstone Enhanced Care in Truro, on the afternoon of 2/22/22, a palindrome almost as remarkable as she was. Life was challenging during her last year, but she always said "I had a wonderful childhood and a happy life."She was proud of living a long life with little medical assistance and clung to her independence for as long as she could, supported in later years by her wonderful friends and neighbours and Health Care workers. She was predeceased by her beloved Jack, husband of 57 years, who passed away in 1999. She will be missed and remembered with love by her son Dennis (Denny) of Toronto, her daughter Lona Fiolek (Dale deceased) of Calgary and her near-daughter Colleen Rector of Dartmouth. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren, Max (Tracy) and Bruce Fiolek, Adam (Lisa), Dana and Kaleigh (Gavin) Starritt, eight great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She would say "tell them all, I’ve had a wonderful life." The family is indebted to Gables Lodge in Amherst for her initial care and to the nursing staff at Cedarstone for the past 2 years and in particular for the professional care and comfort Lucille received from Sarina Selig for the last several weeks. A celebration of life will be planned at a later date, in association with her internment at Riverside United Church cemetery in Bass River. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com 

HANES, Ronald "Ronnie" F.E. – Age 67, of Belmont formerly of Truro, passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. He was a son of the late Ronald and Eudora (Lindsay) Hanes. Ronnie is survived by his children, Lisa, Jimmy (Shannon), Sara, Crystal, all of Ontario; grandchildren, Makayla, Jackson, Michael, Felicity, Faith, Katie, Zoey, Jace, Drayton, Michael and Breanna; brothers, Donnie (Sherri), B.C., Wayne, B.C.; sisters, Rose (Roger), Tatamagouche, Janet, Hilden; brother-in-law, Allan, Truro, as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Ronnie was predeceased by his sister, Sheila; brother-in-law, Billy and son-in-law, Mike. Ronnie was a truck driver for many years of his life. He drove a cement truck for Casey Concrete for a number of years. He had a love of driving. In his later years, you would find Ronnie driving around with friends and family, taking them to different appointments, shopping, banking, the liquor store and getting groceries. He was also the "DD" to many. You could always find him at the Debert Tim Hortons chatting with the boys. The greatest joys of his life were his grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 from 2 - 4pm, once COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to V.O.N. or charity of choice. 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

MacNEIL, Daniel John– 51, Londonderry. Our hearts are heavy to announce the passing of our loved one, Daniel John MacNeil. He was born in North York, Ontario, but grew up in White’s Lake, Halifax County, Nova Scotia. He was the son of Angela (Richard) Comeau and Daniel MacNeil. He was known to his family as Danny John/Little Danny, but known to his friends as Dan or Mountain Man. A celebration of life will be held at a later date when restrictions ease. Donations can be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WYLLIE, Robert Lester - 95, Lower Debert, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, February 9, 2022, at Elk Court, Brookfield. He was a son of the late Gordon and Elizabeth (Crowe) Wyllie and was the last surviving member of his immediate family.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a celebration of Lester’s life will be held at a later date. Interment in Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme. If so desired, donations in Lester’s memory to Folly Village Cemetery or VON (Colchester East Hants) are elcomed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WHITE, Donald Blanchard "Don"  74, Belmont. It is with broken hearts that we, the family of Don White, announce the sudden passing at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, as the result of a massive stroke. Don was the son of the late Walter and Ellen (Blois) White of West Gore and Truro. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Don’s funeral service was held Thursday, February 24, 2022, Reverend Glenn MacLean officiated. Full obituary, condolences and webcast of funeral at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


February 2022

BRYSON, Kenneth Michael - Age 65, McCallum Settlement, North River, passed away peacefully on November 14, 2021 in MacCaull Villa, Great Village. Born in Brockton, Massachusetts, he was a son of the late Melrose and Jacoba (Krol) Bryson. In his younger years, Kenny spent a lot of his free time hunting and fishing. He was well known for his love of sports, especially hockey and his Boston Bruins. His greatest pride and joy was his daughter and her family, who will miss him dearly, as well as all who knew him. He is survived by his daughter, Amanda (Matthew MacBurnie) Bryson, Bass River; sister, Nancy Bryson; brother, Harry; grandchildren, Mason and Keira MacBurnie; nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the VON and nurses for their amazing above and beyond care over the past several years. Cremation has taken place. No visitation or service by his request. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com  

BEAVER, Gerald Walter "Gerry" - 78, Lantz, passed away Friday, December 17, 2021, Halifax Infirmary, QEII, Halifax. Born in Truro and growing up in Belmont, he was a son of the late Walter "Bushwith" Beaver and Clara (Roblee) Beaver–Staples. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Richard Beaver.Gerry is survived by his wife, Lise (Roy) Beaver; son, Jason Beaver; daughter, Tara (Andrew) Beaver; grandsons, Christopher (Kelsey) Findlay, Damon (Andrea) Levy, Wyatt Leadbeater; great grandchildren, Aliah, Kamdyn, Madilyn, Lincoln, Brooklyn; brother, Leonard Beaver. He is also survived by his many cousins and in-laws along with their families.Funeral arrangements are not currently planned and will be published at a later time. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SOYER, Jonathan Edward "Jimmy" – Age 51, North River, passed away on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at home after many years of illness. Home is where Jimmy wanted to be, with his parents, John and Margaret Soyer and their dog, Kane. Along with his parents, Jimmy is survived by his sister, Annette; nephew, Shawn White; niece, Robin and her husband, Mikel and their children, Olivia and Abigail Derksen. He has several aunts, uncles and cousins as well. Jimmy loved the country life, enjoying hunting, fishing, four-wheeling and animals. He was very proud of his buck that he got this hunting season and tending after stray cats and the birds that gave his Mum happiness. While Jimmy may be gone, he will not be forgotten and we encourage everyone who knew him to remember him at his best - giving a helping hand when he could and know he is at peace. In memory of Jimmy, please consider a donation to Hope for Wildlife, Nova Scotia SPCA or an animal rescue of your choice. No visitation or service by request. 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

REDMOND, Audrey D. – Age 76, of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at the Colchester-East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Lester and Mary (Lavers) O’Brien. She is survived by her husband, Gerald; a daughter, Janice; sons, Brian (Tracy), Jeff (Tena), all of Parrsboro; brothers, Gerald, Springhill; Ralph (Alice), Amherst; grandchildren, Marissa, Keri, James, Mary, Josie, Shelby, Regan, Avery; great-grandchild, Grayson; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a sister, Olive; brothers, Kitchener, Lesly, Keith. Due to Covid restrictions on gatherings, a private family service is being held at a later date. Burial will take place in the Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MacLAREN, Jeanne Arlene – Age 68, Truro. It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of our mother on December 19, 2021 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, NS. Born in Charlottetown, PEI on January 20, 1953 along with her twin brother, Gary, to the great surprise of their parents, the late Jean and Lawrence Matheson. Mom’s family moved to Nova Scotia in the early sixties which enabled her to attend Willow Street Elementary School, the old Truro Junior High School and lastly, CEC, where she later worked for eighteen years. She enjoyed working with her special students and took great pride in each of their accomplishments. Mom was introduced to her future husband, Robert "Bobby" in 1970. They married on August 26, 1972. They built a house in Lower Onslow, where they raised their two daughters and lived for 37 years. After losing Dad to cancer in 2013, Mom moved to town, becoming a "Townie." Mom will be missed, but knowing she is with the love of her life, Dad, of whom she spoke often over the years, but always with a great sadness for his loss. Besides her parents and her husband, Mom was predeceased by her only sister, Ruby. Mom is survived by her daughters, Michelle and Melissa (Brent); twin brother, Gary (Carla); brothers, Ken (Joan) and Larry and brother-in-law, Sonny. She was saddened to leave behind her precious grandchildren, Madison and Zachary Grimm, of whom she was so proud and loved so very much. She also leaves behind her nieces, nephews and one grandnephew. Many thanks to the VON and their support staff for all of their care and kindness in helping Mom in her daily life. Thank you, to Dr. Kelly, Dr. Bauld and to "my girls" and Michael on D3. Donations in Mom’s memory may be made to the SPCA, the Canadian Cancer Society or Diabetes Canada. There was no visitation or service as per Mom’s wishes. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

ROBERTS, Ashby Raymond "Ray"  – 88, Hilden, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 24, 2021, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Malden, Massachusetts, USA, he was a son of the late Arthur Raymond and Ada Hazel (Soley) Roberts. Ray was predeceased by his brother, Arthur (Joan) Roberts. He is survived by his nephew, Douglas (Elizabeth "Betsy") Roberts, and their sons, Andrew and family, Benjamin and family, and Lucas; niece, Karen (Emil) Eastburn, and their sons, Lee, and James (Greta). He was especially close with cousins, Shirley (Roberts) Kennie, Coryl (Roberts) Spencer, Kathryn (Roberts) Richards, and friends Burchell and Lucia Fulmore and leaves behind a large circle of family and friends. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a funeral service will be held at Economy United Church at a later date when all family and friends can gather together. Interment will be held in Economy Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Ray’s obituary online and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

YORKE, Paul E. – 87, Lower Economy, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his wife and children, on Sunday, December 26, 2021, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Walter and Maude (Davis) Yorke. Paul is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Joyce (Berry) Yorke; son, Dougie (Yvette), Five Islands; daughters, Debbie (Eric) Moore, Economy; Donna (Larry) Rushton, Little Bass River; five grandchildren, Amy, Charles, Nadine, Brittany, Brent, and nine great grandchildren, Austin, Nelly, Jase, Brock, Bridget, Abby, Emily, Sarah, Callie, all of whom he thought the world of; sisters, Elsie and Mina. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Hollis, Royce, Kenneth, Carmen, Alton, Buddy, Cecil; sisters, Neva, Gwendolyn, Brenda, Beryl, Marilyn. Honouring Paul’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

COLLINS, Frances Irene Collins,  – 82, Bible Hill, formerly of Upper Onslow, passed away peacefully, with her daughter Janie at her side, on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Marion (Mercer) Watson. Frances is survived by her children, Kirby Collins, Wolfville; Carolee (Don) Lightbody, Halifax; Janie Gifford, Truro; grandchildren, Eric (Caitlin) Gifford, Tiffany Gifford, Samantha Collins, Cassidy Collins; great grandchildren, Finn, Jemma, Rowan, Maverick, Graham; sisters, Barbara Campbell, Truro; Norma Jean Blizzard, Sandra Forgraves, Saint John, New Brunswick; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Herbert Lee "Herbie" Collins; son, Donald Collins; sisters, Bernice Mallory, Dorothy Strang, Joyce Roy; brothers, William Watson, Raymond Watson, Donald Watson, Ralph Watson, Arthur Watson, Brian Watson. Private family interment will be held at a later date in Bible Hill Cemetery, 41 Warren Drive, Bible Hill. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

COLLINS, Margaret Loleta "Marg" (King) – 79, formerly of Central Onslow, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 8, 2022 with her family by her side at Magnolia Rosecrest, Enfield. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Ruth (Dryden) King. Marg is survived by her children, Christina King (Gary), North River; Jeffrey Cavanaugh (Kimberly), Masstown; step-children, Tara Collins-Surette (Keith), Belmont; grandchildren, Danny (Lindsay), Hilden; Cory and Riley, Masstown; step-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Ryland; great granddaughter, Myla; brother, Carl King, Winnipeg, Manitoba; cousins, Pat Dryden, Ontario; Betty Baxter, Amherst; several nieces and nephews. Marg was predeceased by her husband, Phillip Collins; siblings, Bill King; Jim King; Hazel (King) McSwain; brother-in-law, Neil and niece, Margie Rose McSwain. In keeping with family wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LEWIS, Harold Carleton – 89, Truro, formerly of Glenholme, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday morning, January 8, 2022, at The Mira Long Term Care Centre, Truro. Born in Five Islands, he was a son of the late Millard and Freda (Eagles) Lewis. Harold was the last surviving member of his immediate family and is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Lorna (Simpson); children, Derald Lewis, Debert; Heather (Tony) Ward, Debert; Donald "Donnie" Lewis, Lac La Biche, Alberta; Mary Lindsay (Dana White), Hammonds Plains; grandchildren, Tyler Lewis, Ashley Lewis, Jennifer Lewis, Angela Ward (Dylan Ellis), Monica Ward (Drew Hennigar); sister-in-law, Eileen Lewis, Moncton, New Brunswick; several nieces and nephews; extended family, Helen Dunphy, Onslow. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his twin brother, Derald in infancy; brothers, Austin Lewis, Addison Lewis; sisters, Jean (Alex) Bedford, Ruth (Bernard) MacBurnie, Iva Lewis in childhood; sister-in-law, Marjorie Lewis; extended family, Wayne Dunphy. Due to Covid-19, the funeral service will be held at a later date at Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Interment will be held at a later date in Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GRATTO, Irene Lillian – Age 88, Masstown. Irene, a longtime resident of Masstown, passed away peacefully on December 24, 2021. She was born in Debert on January 29, 1933 to the late Sidney and Lillian (Geldart) McCully. In her earlier years, Irene graduated from Mount Allison University then moved to Toronto for work in 1953. Irene and Aubrey were married on May 18, 1956 in Ontario and returned to Nova Scotia shortly after to raise their family. Throughout her life, she had many interests including sports - playing and coaching softball, hockey, broomball and golf, with a hole in one. Being very community minded, Irene involved herself with Masstown Community Association, CGIT, Debert Military Museum, United Church Women, to mention a few. Over the years, she also shared a keen interest in local and family history. Irene was also a lifelong member of the Masstown United Church, spending many years as a Sunday School Teacher. Irene is survived by her three sons, Todd (Donna), Kurt (Tina) and Noel (Geraldine), all of Masstown; as well as grandchildren, Carling, Alec (Brittney), Jeffery, Chris (Joyce), Jennifer (Tim); thirteen great grandchildren and four great, great grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters, Priscilla Jennings (Eric) and Donna Johnston (Brian). She was predeceased by husband, Aubrey in 2014; granddaughter, Jamie (Greg Blair); as well as brothers, Leonard (Buddy), Manning (Myrna), Everett (Jean) and Michael; sisters, Mae Matthews (Laurie) and Linda McCurdy (Earl). Donations in Irene’s memory may be made to Scleroderma Atlantic. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Honouring her wishes, there will be no visitation. A family graveside gathering will be held at a later date in the Masstown Cemetery with Cory Lunn officiating. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com 

MacNEIL, Malcolm Blair - Age 78, Truro Heights. It is with great sadness that the family of Malcolm MacNeil announces his passing on December 27, 2021 at the age of 78 years. Malcolm was one of those people who worked hard and made the best out of what he had in life. He loved so many aspects of life like fishing, swimming, gardening, walking, movies, travelling and with the exception of the love of his wife, Rosalie, he really loved horse racing. Malcolm, or "Monk" as he was known in his early years growing up in New Waterford and working in the coal mines. He moved on to own and train horses all over North America up until a few years ago. He is well known at most tracks in the Maritimes and was one of the true "old timers" that people would come to for advice. He will be missed most by his wife, Rosalie; daughter, Debbie (Donnie) and son, John (Michelle); his grandchildren, Dawn, Jeff, Jessica, Kevin, Katlyn, Kailey; his great grandchildren, Madelyn, Brodie, Carson, Carter, Ezra; his sisters, Rodena Burke, Darlene Boyd, Audrey Anderson and his brother, Adrienne MacNeil. A visitation was held Saturday, January 8th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro.

KELLOCK, Vaughan CliffordAge 61, Truro. It is with heavy hearts that the family of Vaughan Kellock announces his sudden death on Monday, December 27, 2021 in the Palliative Care Unit of Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Words cannot express how much he was truly loved by his family and friends. Vaughan was born October 9, 1960 in Truro to Herdman and the late Mary Elizabeth (Pettipas) Kellock.  He grew up in Salmon River attending local schools and was employed by the Town of Truro for 30 years. Vaughan always had a smile, he liked to tease just to make you laugh.  He was confident, a team leader, an avid sports player in his youth and loved football, but most of all, he loved his two sons, Lucas and Zachary. Vaughan and his brother, Paul, were super "tight" right to the end. From his son, Lucas, "I lost my father due to a battle with cancer, another one gone too soon. He stayed positive and kept his sense of humour right to the end." Vaughan was predeceased by his sister, Shirley Marie (2006) and mother, Mary (2017). He is survived by his father, Herdie, Salmon River; sons, Lucas, Belmont, Zachary, Truro; brother, Paul, Truro; sisters, Heidi (Daniel Laliberte), Boutilier’s Point and Grace, Tucson, Arizona, USA. Donations in Vaughan’s memory may be made to a charity of choice. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a service of remembrance will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting  www.ColchesterCommunity.com 

PURDY, Anthony – Age 67, Truro, called his final play on January 2nd, 2022 surrounded by his loved ones. The youngest of six, Anthony was born on March 12th, 1954 in Truro, NS, where he lived most of his life. A gifted athlete, Anthony excelled in football, basketball and rugby. He was the leading scorer in the Metro Football League for two consecutive years, the League MVP and also CEC Male Athlete of the Year. His love for playing football shifted to the game of rugby where he represented both Newfoundland and Nova Scotia at the senior men's Canadian championships. His competitive nature and love for sport naturally transitioned into a lifelong passion for coaching. Coach Purdy instilled strong commitment, discipline, integrity, sportsmanship and respect into many young lives, both on and off the field. Anthony never travelled far without his dog, Diesel and loved nothing more than spending time with his family and friends, especially at Spencer's Point. He enjoyed fishing on the bay, reading and late night games of scrabble. Music was always present, as was his love for people and life that was reflected through his huge smile and larger than life personality. Anthony is survived by his wife, Wendy Lynds; children, Brandon (Jenn MacDonald and grandson, Clay), Conor, Jessica, Garrett Stewart (Mike) and Lori Grund; siblings, Paige Moore (David), Sandra Carter (George), Harold (Margie) and Ian (Emily); sisters-in-law, Dawn Parker and Trish Lynds Yorke and numerous nieces and nephews along with their ever growing families. He was predeceased by his mother, Emeline; father, Burton and brother, Dalton. At Anthony's request, a celebration of life will take place at a later date. Donations in Anthony's memory may be made to the Truro Minor Football Association. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com  

JOHNSTON, Gwendolyn ClareAge 87, Truro, passed away on January 3, 2022. Mom was one of seven children of the late Percy and Edith (Cruickshank) Taylor, Harmony Road, Salmon River. Mom was a master seamstress. Her creations spanned doll clothes to draperies, numerous prom gowns and wedding dresses to men’s tailored jackets. She even outfitted an entire pipe band with hand sewn kilts and tailored jackets. In her early 70’s, we convinced her to slow down, take a break from the many hours that she dedicated to sewing and pursue her other passion in life – dancing. She and her sister, Ruth attended the senior’s dances at the Legion in Truro. It was there that she met her dance and future life partner, Ron Wilson in 2005. They attended any dance hall that they could find in a 100 Kilometer radius, four to five times per week. Their social calendar rivalled many half their age! Mom was also a caregiver. She and our late father operated a private seniors’ care home for fifteen years prior to Dad’s death in 1992. She was also an avid gardener and loved to bake. She made the best chocolate chip cookies.

Besides her parents and her husband, Glendon "Bud" Johnston, Mom was predeceased by her dear companion, Ron Wilson and siblings, Lee Taylor, Ira Taylor, Shirley Doucette, Ruth Smith, Joe Taylor and Olga Cummings. She is survived by her daughter, Wendy (Richard Rafuse); son, Larry; grandchildren, Paige and Mark; step grandchildren, Lori and James (Renée) and great grandchildren, Genevieve and Gabrielle. A special thank you to the nurses, CCA’s and all the staff in Vimy Court for their kindness and the wonderful care that they provided to Mom during her almost five year stay with them. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date in Watson Cemetery, Salmon River, NS. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com 

McCALLUM, Mary Elinor (Terry) - Passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro, NS. Mary joined her husband Laurence, sons Robert "Sandy" and Harry as well as much-loved daughter-in-law Carol. She leaves her daughter LaVerne McCallum Deakin (Fred) of Fredericton, NB, sons Jerry (Alice) of Cranbrook, BC and Laurie (Helen) of Ft. Resolution, NT; sister, Betty Culgin, Bible Hill, brother Loran Terry (Jean), Truro and daughter-in-law Shelle MacKay, Debert. The eldest daughter of the late John Leslie "Les" and Gertrude "Gertie" (Corbett) Terry of North River, Mary outlived her brothers Herbie, Sandy, Elmer, Ike, Bern, Dave, Lloyd, Reggie, sisters-in-law Jean, Lillian Tucker, Lena, Marion"Toots", Marion, Florence, brothers- in-law Ira McNutt and Gene Culgin. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Charlotte Alison Deakin Winter (Doug), Andrew Deakin (Christa); Allan, Laurence & Jennifer McCallum; Shauna Browning (Harold), Melanie McCallum; Rob McCallum, granddaughter and best friend, Joanne Thebeau (Ryan); Anthony McCallum (Pamela Wheaton) & Kimberly Cromwell (Martin), step-grandchildren Christine Thomas (Shane Wells) & Travis Minion as well as numerous great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and their families. Always wanting to try something new, Mary took a woodworking course and made herself a china cabinet; she took an upholstery course, cutting down a sofa to make a love seat. Mary loved to sew and was often the one family and friends turned to when they wanted a special occasion dress. A long-time member of the Women’s Institute of Nova Scotia, Mary belonged to WI groups in Bible Hill, North River and Riversdale, where she was instrumental in starting the WI group. After her children were all in their teens, Mary worked at the Nova Scotia Youth Training School in Bible Hill, a job she thoroughly enjoyed. After Laurence’s passing in 1991, Mary lived on her own until June 2018 when a stroke resulted in her move to enhanced care. Service and burial will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, www.ColchesterCommunity.com  

WASSON, Rosemary A. – Age 92, of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 8, 2021 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Lower Jemseg, N.B., she was the daughter of the late Robert W. and Annie. D. (Crocker) Bates. Rosemary was a retired Registered Nurse having worked at South Cumberland Memorial Hospital, Parrsboro for many years. She is survived by her son, James ‘Jim’ (Beverly), Fall River; grandchildren, Beau (Brittany), Raquel, Felicia. She was predeceased by her husband, Harteny. In keeping with Rosemary’s wishes, a private family graveside service will be held in the St. James Cemetery, Lower Jemseg, N.B. in the Spring. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

SAWATSKY, Bessie Jean - We regret to announce the passing of Bessie Jean Sawatsky on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Cedarstone Enhanced Care.  Born in Belmont, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Ethel Roode. Bessie outlived her entire family, living just short of 100 years. She loved her career as a teacher, writing poetry in retirement and a lover of people.  She was a member of Belmont United Baptist Church. Bessie is survived by her children, Charles (Joan); Beverley (Gerald, deceased); Betty (Jim); Kenneth (Heather); along with 11 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her siblings, Emma, Carl, Kathleen, Evelyn, Ellis, Merna, Mavis, Charlotte and Carol. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro where the funeral service was held Wednesday, January 19, 2022, Reverend Charles Sawatsky officiated. Interment will be held at a later date in Belmont Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

DELANEY, Melvin Thomas – Age 76, Belmont, Col. Co., passed away in the evening hours of Thursday, January 13, 2022 at home. Born in Forteau, NL, he was the son of the late James Frederick Delaney and Una Tilley (Thistle) Delaney-Thistle and stepfather, the late Clarence J. Thistle. He is survived by best friend, Stephen Henderson as well as many Delaney and Thistle cousins and family members. He will also be missed by his good friend, Stuart. Mel worked for many years with David Giles Trucking in Bedford. He was an avid woodturner, and was known for his wonderful creations including pens, cutting boards and bowls. Cremation has taken place. Mel’s ashes will be laid to rest in Forteau, NL at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

Fitzherbert, Clarence Stanley - It is with great sadness the family of announce his passing on January 14th, 2022 in Cedarstone Enhanced Care in Truro, NS. Born in River de Chute, NB, he was the son of the late Freeman and Addie Fitzherbert (Tompkins). Clarence is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Edna (Coston) Fitzherbert of Truro, NS; children, Terri Lavery (Stephen) of Mississauga, ON, Linda Adey (Greg) of Truro, NS and Susan McLeod (Chris) of Truro, NS; grandchildren, Jennifer, Alexandra, Ashton, Samantha, Benjamin and Paige. Clarence was predeceased by sisters, Grace Kilcollins (John), Nellie Serino (Gary), Ivy Coston (Alfred), Alta Rattray (Eddie), Betty Coston (Alfred), Marjorie Anson (George) and brothers, Ralph Fitzherbert (Opal), Jonas Fitzherbert, Percy Fitzherbert (Vera) and Harley Fitzherbert. He played on most sports teams and held records in track for many years. Clarence graduated high school from Southern Victoria Regional High School in Andover, NB in 1957 and promptly felt the duty to serve his country and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force that same year. After completing training and spending time overseas, he started courting his future wife in 1962. Clarence and Edna grew up together as family friends and were joined in marriage on August 24, 1963 in Saint John, NB. After many transfers, Clarence was transferred back to Nova Scotia in 1985, where he settled his family in Truro and ultimately retired after 37 years of service to his country. He held a variety of positions in the field of communications and was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer. After retirement, Clarence and Edna took up many hobbies together. In addition to hunting, fishing and camping, they made many new friends as they started downhill skiing, square dancing and round dancing. They then began cruising with some of their dancing friends in 2000 and continued to cruise every couple years with their most recent cruise being in January 2020 where they thought it was a little strange that all the flight attendants were wearing masks. Clarence was very skilled at carpentry, mechanics and most trades, fixing anything from the family vehicles to home appliances and not even chopping off the tip of his fingers would stand in his way of finishing the task at hand. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Cedarstone Enhanced Care for their care and compassion. No visitation or service. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CROWE, Vincent Roy 48, was tragically taken from those who adored him on January 17, 2022, while working on the Sabina MLA Ice Road Project in Bathurst Inlet, Nunavut. Vince was born in Truro on October 4, 1973 to Marjorie (Law) and the late James (Jimmy) Crowe. Proudly raised by his mom and the late David (Woody) Law on Ridge Road Farm in South Branch, Upper Stewiacke, Vince was thankful every day that Woody chose to be his dad and never took it for granted. Vince disliked crowds and had no desire to be the centre of attention. Content with himself, he didn’t need to impress anyone and didn’t invest in those who required it. It’s ironic, therefore, that there would be a public health requirement to restrict the number of people who could attend his funeral. Vince was a welder by trade, and a handy guy. Ever a MacGyver, his finished products didn’t necessarily sparkle but they got the job done. Friendly and easygoing, he had a moral compass that guided him well, but put TRUCK 55 in a pair of skates and look out. As his brother-in-law Dana described him Vince was a little rough, and a whole lot of tough. He is survived by his wife, Wendi (Graham) Crowe and their two amazing children, Avery Alice and Brandt David. He leaves behind his mother, Marjorie (née Duncan) Law, his brother, Jamie (Shawn) and their daughters Kelsey, Bailey and Cydney. He was a proud son-in-law to Ronal and Alvera Graham, brother-in-law to Cindy (Masaya), Dana (Andrea) and Jason (Krista) and was the most affable uncle to his nieces and nephews Chelsey, Cassidy, Abigail, Ryo, Aiden, Olivia, Marin and Connor.  He leaves behind a large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins; those surviving include Uncles Vince Gammon, Dennis Crowe, Ricky Crowe, Walter Law and Arthur Law; Aunts Joanne Paul, Karen Duncan, Geri Black, Nancy Rioux and special cousin Nicole Armstrong. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Due to COVID 19 Restrictions, a Private Memorial Service will be held with Marty Clark Ettinger, DLM officiating. However, the family welcomes people to join them for the service via live webcast on Wednesday, January 26th Online Condolences/Live Webcasting at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MILLER, Carron Odessa (Crowe) - It is with deep sadness that the family of Carron Odessa (Crowe) Miller announce her peaceful passing on Friday, January 21, 2022, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre.  She was born in Truro, Nova Scotia and was the daughter of the late Bantford Crowe and Margaret "Peggy" (Holmes) Crowe. Carron is survived by her husband, Nelson, Alton; son, Michael (Kelly) Miller, Alton; daughter, Debbie (Evan) Wynn, Crowes Mills; grandson, Christopher and granddaughter, Megan and sister, Phyllis (Del) Bard, Olds, Alberta; along with 4 nephews and 2 nieces. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, William "Bill" Crowe; sister, Carol Daly; grandson, Ryan Wynn and nephew, Billy VanTassell. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro where a memorial service was held Friday, January 28, 2002, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

VARNER, William "Bill" Matheson - 80, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at the QEII Halifax Infirmary due to complications of heart disease and diabetes. He was born in Truro, at the Annex– the first son of William Edward and Dorothy Edna (Matheson) Varner. Bill was a loving husband for 59 years to Leah Lynne (Sharp), originally of Debert. Also survived by their two children, Shannon Lynn (Andrew) Thiesen and their children, Peter (Robyn) and their daughter, Rose; Timothy and Abigail. Also by their son, William Jason (Danette) Varner and their sons, Jacob, Joseph and Joshua. In addition, he is survived by his brother, Alex (Lauretta) Varner and sister, Gwen (Jack) Aitchison as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro where the funeral service was held Thursday, January 27, 2022, Pastor Caleb Kelly officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GEORGE (Boudreau), Lynn Marie – Age 56, Onslow Mountain. It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend on January 23, 2022. Raised in Little Dover, she was the daughter of Betty and the late Gerald Boudreau. An avid lover of sports, Lynn could be found watching curling with her mother, both from home and at events, a basketball court or a softball diamond. She passed her love of sports to her two daughters who competed competitively in both sports for many years. Although not a social butterfly, Lynn was able to find her best friend, partner in crime and card partner in Karen. Many nights were spent around the kitchen table playing cards, laughing and enjoying each other’s company. Lynn was so grateful for their relationship. Lynn was an animal lover and always had a dog or two by her side. She will be greatly missed by her two dogs and those of her two daughters. She loved their company as much as they did. 

Lynn is survived by her loving husband of 32 years, Billy; her daughters, Brittany (Dana) and Morgan (Leeam); her brothers, Adrian and Jim (Patti) and sisters, Geraldine (Mac) and Angela (Roland); her best friend, Karen (Robert) Baillie and their two boys, Logan and Duncan, whom she thought of as her own as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and friends who will miss her dearly. In lieu of flowers, as Mom was not fond of them, donations may be made to the IWK Foundation or the Coastal K9 Rescue Society.  Cremation has taken place and interment will be held at a later date. Visitation was held January 29th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. A second visitation was held in Haverstock Funeral Home, 121 School St., Canso, NS on January 30th. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

DUGGAN, Dixie Isabel – Age 77, Lower Truro. We sadly announce the passing of Dixie Isabel Duggan on January 25, 2022 after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her daughter, Georgie Fleck (Janice Porter) of Seafoam; brothers, Douglas Boutilier (Jeanette) of Pickering, ON, Ross Boutilier (Brian Mombourquette) of Bedford, Herb Boutilier of Salmon River; sisters, Belinda (George) Taylor of Murray Siding, Deborah (Wade) Yorke of Hilden and Zylpha (Tom) Taggart of Bass River; Goddaughters, Emily (Dwayne) Frizzell of Salmon River and Jennifer Boutilier of Bass River also numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her mother, Alice (MacFarlane) Boutilier; father, Douglas Boutilier; husband, Les Duggan (1989); fiancé, Wayne Irving (2015) and Godmother, Florence Hamilton, all of Truro. Dixie was cared for and thankful for VON homecare and nursing for eight years, enabling her to stay in her own home. She leaves behind her friends who called and dropped in to keep her company, including her Malagash Beach friends where she spent 35 summers in her happy place - her cottage. Special thanks to Dr. Don Rowe, the Doctors and Nurses at Colchester East Hants Health Centre (2nd and 3rd floors) also, Dr. Lucy Helyer at the Dickson Centre, QEII-VG Site and the QEII-Halifax Infirmary cardiac Doctors and Nurses. Also our heartfelt thanks to the Palliative Care team and to Cory Lunn and the Colchester Community Funeral Home for their understanding and assistance at this difficult time. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St. Truro, NS. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, February 2nd from 2 - 4pm in Colchester Community Funeral Home. COVID-19 restrictions in place. Proof of full vaccination with ID required. Limit of 50 people. Spring interment in the Robie Street Cemetery. If you wish, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke, Cancer Society, VON, SPCA or a charity of your choice.

McALONEY, Kenneth W.M. ‘Ken’ – Age, 83 of Ward’s Brook passed away suddenly on January 25, 2022 at home. Born in Fraserville, he was the son of J. Stanley and Muriel (Crossman) McAloney. He will be fondly remembered for his boisterous laugh, endless storytelling and pride for his family. He had a long career in sales, beginning as a merchandiser for Sears and was still selling fabric weeks before he passed. He was happiest in the driver’s seat, be it a trip up the shore or an adventure to the states, although he deeply missed his travelling partner, Eileen. Ken is survived by his daughter, Anne Trottier (Derek), Parrsboro; step-children, Sylvia Thurlow, Parrsboro; Jim Joyce (Marilyn), Greenfield; Larry Joyce (Clay), Rockland, Ont.; grandchildren, Corinne, Emma, Erin, Jorja, Tracey, Tammy, Jeff, Jason, Jim, Derek, Michael, Marc, Adam, Kendra, Justin, Tamara and several great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his wife, Eileen in 2019; a daughter, Angela in infancy; step-daughter, Brenda Desmond; a grandson, Matthew. A family graveside service will take place at Riverbank Cemetery, Port Greville in the Spring. Memorial donations may be made to Brigadoon Village or to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

BENJAMIN, Seldon E. – Age 89, of Fox River passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Fox River, he was a son of the late Harry and Gladys (Allen) Benjamin. He is survived by his wife, Donna (Allen) Benjamin; his children, Seldon (Jane), Dubai; Douglas (Donna), Truro; Christopher (Sarita), Kelowna, B.C.; grandchildren, Sonya, Sophia, Selena, Keandra, Arianna, Sarah, Amanda, & Danny; great-granddaughters, Hazel, Mae, Myeisha and Anaiya; brothers, Jim (Sharon), Port Greville; Reid, Fox River; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Ethel; brothers, Kenneth, Arden, Richard. In consideration of current Covid 19 restrictions on travel and gathering limits, a ‘Celebration of Seldon’s Life’ service will take place this Summer (date to be announced at a later date). Memorial donations may be made to FPW Fire Department, Port Greville or Grace United Cemetery, Port Greville. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


 

January 2022

BUDD, Daff Lee – 56, Debert. It is with broken hearts we announce the death of our beloved wife and mother, Daff Lee Budd that occurred 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 12, 2021. She fought a courageous battle with amazing strength. She will be deeply missed by her husband of 32 years, Terry Budd, formerly of Springhill; her daughter, Lisa Hawkes (Paul Jorgensen), Scotsburn, Pictou County; her son, Ryan (Alisha) Budd, Miramichi, New Brunswick. She also leaves behind her seven beautiful grandbabies, Samara Hawkes, Donavan O’Regan, Rory O’Regan, Bridgette Jorgensen, MacKinley Budd, Willow Jorgensen, and Parker Budd and six siblings. She was predeceased by her parents and two brothers, Tony and Derwin. Honouring Daff’s wishes there will be no funeral service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

QUIGLEY, Thomas George "Tom"  80, Great Village, passed away peacefully on Thursday afternoon, November 25, 2021, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Inverness, he was a son of the late Thomas and Euphemia (MacLean) Quigley. Tom is survived by his common-law wife, Mary Gerdson; children, Patricia (Jeff) Crowell, Kellie Quigley (Mathew Conley); sister, Linda (Gary) Lynds; step-sons, Jason (Kim) Gerdson, Billy Gerdson; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; special friends, Marshall, Peter. Along with his parents, Tom was predeceased by his wife, Helen (MacDonald); sisters, Jessie, Jemima; brothers, William (Ainslie), John W. Quigley. Graveside service will be held in spring 2022 at Bible Hill Cemetery, 41 Warren Drive, Bible Hill. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MARTELL, Joseph Ray Daniel "Dan", Age 83, Debert, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2021, at home, as per his wishes, surrounded by his family and devoted wife of 60 years, Deanna. Born in Sydney, N.S., he was a son of the late John Raymond and Beatrice (Drover) Martell. Daniel, affectionately known as "Gramps" or "Papa Bear" was a proud Cape Bretoner who had a 23 year career with the military. Daniel started in the Black Watch division, transferred to the signal corps, mid-career and retired as a Sergeant in 1978. During his time with DND he had one tour overseas in Egypt on a peacekeeping mission. Dan was an active member of the Debert Legion # 106 for 43 years. Dan was also the author of the column "Legion Notes" in the Shoreline Journal, which he often closed with, "If you are enjoying your freedom, make sure you thank a veteran." Dan was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Dan was a devout Catholic and family man and his family brought him extreme joy. Dan had many hobbies, of which he had collections of stamps, lapel pins, ball hats, coins, and hockey cards. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved his hunting and fishing. Birdwatching and feeding the birds was always a joy to him throughout his life. Dan was a big sports enthusiast who will always be remembered as an avid Toronto Blue Jay fan and a die-hard Maple Leafs fan. Most importantly, Daniel will be remembered for his kindness to others and his fabulous sense of humour, which he kept until his final days. He always had a few kind words for everyone and will be remembered for some of his sayings; "Don’t forget to torment your neighbours", "Get out of Dodge" and when asked by anyone if there was anything else he needed, his response would always be, "Just a few kind words." Daniel is survived by his wife of 60 years, Deanna Marie (Lewis); daughter, "Jo" Annette (Stephen) Williams, Tatamagouche; sons, Timothy (Wendy), Angevine Lake, Larry (Lisa), Debert; grandchildren, Melissa (Natalie), Amanda (Cory), Alex (Lisa), Spencer (Ashlee), Matthew (Ashlynn), Nicholas, Rebekah; great-grandchildren, Allura and Daniel; brother, Gordon (Carol); sisters-in-law, Sylvia and Iris. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Jeremiah and Alfred. A special thank you goes out to the VON and Palliative Care staff for their assistance in helping the family fulfill Gramps’ wish to die at home. Without their assistance, this would have been impossible.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dan’s memory may be made to the Colchester East Hants Health Centre Palliative Care or some of Dan’s favorite charities: The Salvation Army, Soul’s Harbour, or the Canadian Wildlife Association. Visitation was held December 3rd followed immediately by a Legion Branch #106 Service and a Memorial service, all in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Online condolences by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CROSSMAN, Ruby K. – Age 92, of Middle Sackville, and formerly of Ward’s Brook. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Ruby K. Crossman on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Arborstone Enhanced Care Nursing Home, Halifax. Born in Ward’s Brook, she was a daughter of the late Perry and Marie (Allen) Dowe. Even with failing eyesight, Ruby continued to knit and crochet items for other home residents, her friends and for the IWK Children’s Hospital where she sent finger puppets. Knitting and gardening were her two passions and she could name off any plant or flower she saw. Left to mourn, a daughter, Geneva Williams (William), Ingonish; a son, Jeff Crossman (Ann), Whites Lake; sisters, Leona Dowe, Ward’s Brook; Althea Legere (Pat), Enfield; Faye George (Willie), Rockwood, Ont.; Helen George, Acton, Ont.; brothers, Allan (Judy), Ward’s Brook; Kenny (Carol), Diligent River; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 70 years, Culton in 2018; a son, Danny; sisters, Vivian Duguay and Marion Legere; brothers, Isaac, Sterling, Wilson, Perry. In keeping with Ruby’s and Culton’s wishes, a combined funeral service was held December 3, 2021 at Smith’s Funeral Home with Parrsboro, Pastor Douglas Lake officiating. Burial at Riverbank Cemetery, Port Greville. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Ruby’s doctor, Dr. Harris Crook's for continuing her patient care, even though he had retired. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MacLELLAN, James AllenAge 92, Bible Hill, passed away peacefully on November 30, 2021 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. He was born at his home in Dunvegan, Cape Breton to the late John Angus and Mary Maggie MacLellan. "Time is something that cannot be bought. It cannot be wagered with God. And it is not an endless supply. Time is simply how you live your life" – Craig Sager

Jim MacLellan had plenty of time. Time to build a large and loving family consisting of seven children, many, many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Time to build a successful and prosperous union as the Business Agent for the International Organization of Structural and Ornamental Ironworkers local number 752. Time to develop a strong Catholic faith as a longtime member of the Immaculate Conception Church. Time to spend at the Truro Raceway as a horse trainer and passionate supporter of the Peri-mutual window. Time to retire and care for his beloved Labrador Retrievers and his neighborhood non-profit lawncare enterprise. Jim had plenty of time and gave generously of his time. He was always willing to help anybody, anywhere, anytime, and would take nothing in return. Jim is survived by children; Larry (Tammy), Ronald, Kathy Burgess, Jamie (Douglas) Crockett, Mark (Toni Kennedy), Kelly (Phil) Malinas; grandchildren, Jason and Adam MacLellan, Ryan and Jamie Burgess, Tiffany Maclellan, Amanda (Scott) Verge, Nathan and Rebecca MacLellan, step grandchildren; Jason and Matthew Crockett, Erin Kaulback, Alex and Melanie Malinas, sisters; Kaye, Bracebridge, ON, Theresa, Toronto, ON, Chris (Charles) Clements, Bridgewater, Dilla (Jack) Holland, Lower Sackville, Mary Burton, Antigonish, Jessie McNutt, Truro, Peggy Gorai, Stellarton, brothers; Joe, Truro, Norman (Maureen), Dunvegan, Peter (Pat), Truro and many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Muriel; daughter, Jane Hart; son in infancy, Peter; sister in infancy, Jessie; brothers in infancy, Donald and Archie; brothers Alex and Angus; sisters-in-law, Kay and Helen. A Funeral Mass was held December 6th in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 669 Prince St., Truro, NS with Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

RIPLEY, The Reverend Lloyd Harold – 74, Truro, died quietly on December 1, 2021, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Head of Chezzetcook, Halifax County, he was the son of the late Harold and Stella (Conrod) Ripley. Lloyd graduated from St. Mary’s University with a B.A. and from Atlantic School of Theology with a Masters of Divinity. He was ordained a Deacon of the Anglican Church of Nova Scotia and P.E.I. in 1972 and Priest in 1973, serving the parishes of Rawdon, Clements, Hackett’s Cove, Truro and Stewiacke with Shubenacadie from where he retired. Lloyd is survived by his son, Andrew, Halifax; daughter, Aran (Michael) Kavanagh and their sons, Rian and Grady, Toronto; dear friend, Sylvia Jeffery, Truro, her daughters, Kathryn, Mary Jane, Sarah and Heather and their families. A service of thanksgiving and celebration to commemorate Lloyd’s life was held Saturday, December 11, 2021, at St. John’s Anglican Church, 25 Church Street, Truro, The Reverend Lori Ramsey officiated. Interment was held in Terrace Hill Cemetery, Kaulback Street, Truro. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Video of funeral and condolences at www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MUMFORD, Leslie R. – Age 60, of Parrsboro passed peacefully on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Leslie passed knowing well what it means to have loved, and been loved, surrounded in her last days with family and friends. In accordance with her wishes, a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations in her memory to the charity of your choice. Special thanks to the unsung heroes and angels at Inpatient Unit of the Cumberland Regional Health Care Center. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

LEWIS, Greta F. – Age 88, of Lower Five Islands passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Little York, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Lillian (Davis) Bowran. She is survived by a daughter, Pat Eagles, Lower Five Islands; sons, Mike (Eva), Tony (Linda), all of Five Islands; grandchildren, Wade (Crystal), Grant, Corey (Marie), Trish (Geoff); great grandchildren, Taylor (Sawyer), Haley (Kyle), Connor, Karter, Aliyah, Willow, Abby, Cece, Blake, Monika and Kursten; great-great grandchildren, Lydia, Levi, Kaylie; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Keith in 2014; sisters, Lillian, Wenona, Ruby, Pat; a brother, Morton. A public funeral service will be held at a later date - details to follow. Memorial donations may be made to the Five Islands Cemetery Company. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MATTHEWS, Beulah Lorena  100, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 3, 2021, at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Belmont, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Emma (Laing) Roode. Beulah was the last surviving member of her immediate family and is survived by her daughter, Susan Matthews, Bible Hill; grandsons, Christopher (Trudy) Digout, Halifax; Jonathan Digout, Bible Hill; great grandsons, Cameron and Liam Digout, Halifax; several nieces and nephews; precious family pet, Joey. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Chesley "Ches" Matthews; sisters, Ethel, Lena, Jean, Leona, Freda, Annabelle, Mildred; brothers, Ernest, Chesley, Russell, Ira in infancy. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Friday, December 10, 2021, Reverend Glenn MacLean officiated. Interment was in Belmont Cemetery. Video of funeral and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

HUDSON, Louise Marie – 71, Upper Onslow, passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, with her husband by her side. Born in Brantford, Ontario, Louise was a daughter of the late Camille and Marguerite (Paille) Lavergne. Louise is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Raymond Hudson; sons, Paul (Becky) Hudson, Simco, Ontario; Craig Hudson, Vancouver, British Columbia; grandchildren, Autumn, Skyler, Damien and Logan Hudson, Ontario; brothers, Rocky (Sharin) Lavergne, Ontario; Gillis Lavergne, Ontario; sisters-in-law, Muriel (Whitman) Harris, Halifax; June Hudson, Halifax; Elaine Hudson, Guysborough County; brother-in-law, Henry Hudson, Antigonish. She was predeceased by her brothers, Timmey Lavergne and Machille Lavergne; brothers-in-law, Richard, Randy and Junior Hudson. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where a private family service will be held at a later date. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

RHUDE, Foster Weston, born December 25th, 1927 (Vancouver, B.C.) passed away peacefully at home, in Truro, on December 7, 2021. Son of the late Alice Rhude (nee Reason) and Forbes Rhude. Pre-deceased by his wife, Helga Rhude (nee Ruhsmann). Survived by partner, Marianne Yorke. A proud Canadian veteran, much loved with an infectious zest for life. His wonderful observational and social skills always led to humorous story telling. He will be deeply missed by the entire Yorke family and in Ontario by his goddaughter, Lianne Gallie; the Joice families as well as longtime friend, Mavis Harmer. The Yorke family wish to extend their sincere thanks for the care Foster received to remain at home, which included his palliative medical team, VON and also, his nurse, Fitz.

WEATHERBY, Earl Lawrence "Larry" – Age 76, Upper Onslow. With deep sadness, the family of Earl Lawrence Weatherby announces his peaceful passing on December 7, 2021 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. He was born in Truro to the late Evelyn (Chaulk) Jennex and Earl Weatherby. Lawrence is survived by his wife, Janet; daughter, Terri Lynn (Troy) McNutt; granddaughter, Mia; sister, Sally Jennings; aunts, Mildred Martin, Mae MacDougall as well as cousin, Victor Gillie and uncle, Sherman King plus many other nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his stepfather, Gerald Jennex. Lawrence was a truck driver all of his working life, retiring from Atlas Van Lines. He also had a talent for fixing most anything as well as doing mechanical work. He will be missed by family and many friends, especially his granddaughter, Mia, who held the key to his heart. The family extend their sincere appreciation to the doctors and nurses in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre Palliative Care Unit. Donations in Lawrence’s memory may be made to CEHHC "We Care About Cancer," SPCA or a charity of your choice. A Graveside service was held December 15th in Masstown Cemetery, Masstown, Colchester Co., NS, with Rev. Glenn MacLean officiating. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CARTER, Wendell - Wendell had fond memories of his early years with his parents who worked at logging mills in the province before they moved to Truro and started Carter’s Home Bakery. Wendell drove the delivery truck at a young age and excelled at cake decorating. Wendell met his bride of 68 years when she came from Sheet Harbour to Truro to work at the bakery. With Isabel at his side, Wendell built the pig barns, the beginning of his career as a pork producer under the name of Timbow Farm. The hog operation was often showcased by the NS Agriculture College where they made many field trips with students; Wendell always welcomed their visits. He also had industry members visit from the United States and as far away as Europe. Wendell was very active within the NS Pork Producers contributing to the selection of breeding stock, as a member of the shipping club and president of the Landrace Association. Wendell served on the board of directors for the Colchester Regional Hospital for eleven years and he was County Councillor for three terms. He was instrumental in the decision to build the municipal trunk-line sewer, an achievement of which he was very proud. If you ever heard Wendell and his cousin, Albert talking and reminiscing about their hunting excursions, it seemed it was more about their antics and comradery than the actual hunt and their laughter would fill the room. Ralph was also a good friend and neighbor who would always lend a hand. It wasn’t necessary to keep track of the work they did for each other, as the barter system worked very well for them. Wendell was a loving father and husband. He worked hard to provide for his family and expected his four children to pitch in whenever possible. This was his way of teaching them valuable life lessons, lessons they grew to appreciate and better understand as the years passed. Wendell will be missed; there are so many memories that will be cherished and the love of his family is eternal. Wendell is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Isabel; children, Kirby (Bonnie), Wanda, Glen and Ardith; grandchildren, Amanda, Ian, Brian, Carter, David and Kiana and sister, Shirley Bennett. We deeply appreciate all of the care provided by the nursing staff and doctors within the NS health care system over the many years, especially, the nursing staff in the dialysis unit. Special thank you to Wendell’s (Earth) Angel, Melanie. Donations in Wendell’s memory may be made to Diabetes Canada and the Kidney Foundation or a charity of your choice. Cremation has taken place. A Visitation was held December 12th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, NS. A private family service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

FOLEY, Donald Patrick "Don" Foley, – 75, Debert passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at home. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Robert and Mary (Barrett) Foley. Don is survived by his children, Donnie (Donna), Denise, Keri (Rick), Mathew (Ashley); special son, Gary; grandchildren, Tanner, Colby, Toni, Patrick, Lucas, Claire, Griffin, Gracie, Brendan and Myles; 7 great grandchildren; siblings, Bill (Bev) Foley; Doris Beer; Barbara (Brian) Thompson; several nieces and nephews. Don was the beloved husband of the late Linda Joyce, also predeceased by siblings, Kay Foley, Bob (Peg) Foley, Marie (Jim) Rogerson, Arlene (Doug) Goodwin. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where a private family service was held. Video of funeral and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

HATFIELD, Linda C. – Age 72, of Fox River, formerly of Parrsboro passed away Thursday, December 9, 2021 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Charlottetown, she was a daughter of the late Cecil and Theolinde (Bouin) Anderson. Linda is survived by a daughter, Lisa, Belmont; a step-son, Robbie (Lynn), Maccan; sisters, Anne Jackson (Bill), Masstown; Maria Forbes (Darrell), Prince George, B.C.; Evie Roberts (Lewis), Parrsboro; brothers, Allan, Cranbrook, BC; Paul, Parrsboro; grandchildren, Dillon (Maggie), Hayley, Dawson; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a step-daughter, Suzanne; a brother, Cecil. A private family graveside committal 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

TURNER (Teed), Frances "Fanny" Lavinia, Age 93, Belmont. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Frances "Fanny" Turner on December 13, 2021 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Fanny was a lifelong resident of Belmont. She was born on Belmont Mountain on June 10, 1928 and enjoyed everything to do with the outdoors. Fanny spent many days camping and fishing alongside her husband, Luther and in her later years with her son, Brian and his wife, Charmaine, she continued this tradition. She was always at her happiest when she was looking after her family and always made sure to have sweets on hand for when the grandchildren stopped by. She really enjoyed her many drives with the girls, Nellie and Faye. While she lived at Debbie’s, she spent a great deal of time cooking and baking with Debbie and her sweet Sky. She will always be remembered for her famous "Nanny Turner" squares and her sassy sense of humour. FOLEY, Donald Patrick "Don" Foley, – 75, Debert passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at home. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Robert and Mary (Barrett) Foley. Don is survived by his children, Donnie (Donna), Denise, Keri (Rick), Mathew (Ashley); special son, Gary; grandchildren, Tanner, Colby, Toni, Patrick, Lucas, Claire, Griffin, Gracie, Brendan and Myles; 7 great grandchildren; siblings, Bill (Bev) Foley; Doris Beer; Barbara (Brian) Thompson; several nieces and nephews. Don was the beloved husband of the late Linda Joyce, also predeceased by siblings, Kay Foley, Bob (Peg) Foley, Marie (Jim) Rogerson, Arlene (Doug) Goodwin. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where a private family service was held. She is survived by her daughters, Florence (Bernie) Hinkley, of Ontario, Debbie (Gordie) Alexander, of Belmont; son, Brian (Charmaine) Turner, of Belmont; grandchildren, Lloyd (Debbie) Turner, Carl (Linda) Turner, Bernie Turner, Timmy (Tanya) Clarke, Bobby (Stephanie) Parsons, Dan (Kim Lanthier) Turner, Christa Turner, Cory (Sara) Alexander, Becky (Cory) Rushton, Bernie Hinkley Jr, Craig Hinkley, Sandra Wiesnifki and many great and great, great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Mabel (Knight) and David Teed; her husband, Luther; infant daughter, Dorothy; sons, Lloyd and Fred; brothers, Charlie, Oscar, Lawrence and Edgar; sisters, Hazel, Laura and Ellen. While we are sad that she is gone, we all have wonderful memories of all that she did for her family and her memory will live on in her children and grandchildren. Her sassiness and spunk will be carried on throughout her family for many years to come. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. A Graveside service will be held on Saturday, December 18th at 1pm in the Belmont Cemetery, Belmont Rd, Belmont, NS. Mr. Cory Lunn officiating. COVID-19 restrictions in place. Proof of full vaccination and ID required. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

ODERKIRK, Nathan Paul Joab - Age 36, of Upper Brookside, Colchester County, pssed away on December 14, 2021. Nathan was born in Truro and grew up and lived in Colchester County his entire life. He was employed at Halifax C & D Recycling Limited in Milford. Nathan is survived by his wife, Nicole Lynn (Cooke) and six beautiful children, Darryn, Kaci, Sophie, Emma, Allie and William; his father, Alexander Oderkirk; his mother, Paulette Oderkirk; brothers, Matthew, Ottawa, ON and Joshua, Meaford, ON; sisters, Naomi Sante, Truro and Celena Rosas, Pharr, Texas, as well as many uncles, aunts and cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations, in Nathan’s memory, to the immediate family would be greatly appreciated. In keeping with family wishes, there will be no visitation. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Online condolences are available at www.ColchesterCommunity.com



 

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